Seine Inférieure: Part 3

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Part 3

[Original Documents in Archives of the Seine Infrieure.]
(Original in archives.
Trans. 42.)
219. Charter of Henry I. (as king of the English and duke of the Normans) addressed generally. He confirms to the priory of Longueville the gifts of William II. at Boisrohard (Boscum Rohardi), and of Walter Giffard at Longueville and elsewhere with the tithe of the whole fee of Walter Giffard and of Walter de Avesnes, andof the gift of Roger son of Richardthe hermitage in the forest of Aliermont, with other gifts; and in England, Newton-Longueville (Niwentona) and Horwood (Horowlda) and the neighbouring wood, and their churches with tithes and appurtenances, the church of Whaddon (Wadona), the churches of Witchingham (Wichingheham) and of Weston with appurtenances and the tithes of Sonoborne, Singleberghe, Hadolosedone, Brichelle, Blechelai, Molossou, Locotone, Bradielle, Fulcossord[e], Liticote, Buchingheham, Mortone, Lamporte, Lingenest[one], Aq[ue]leie, Becchereton[e], a virgate at Maulden (Meldona) with the tithe of the demesne, and everything they possess in England. They and their officers are also to be free of toll and all dues on goods for their own use. And they may found leaden vessels for their own use in their house, and carry on freely all industries (artes).
Hoc autem actum est in curia Henrici Regis, prsente magno procerum conventu apud Rothomagum. Testificante [rege] ipso; regina; Symone comite; Rogero filio Richardi; Willelmo de Alben[eio] cum multis aliis.
[Circ. 1130.]
(Original, sealed, in archives.
Trans. 418.)
220. Charter of William de Garenne. He gives to the priory of Longueville (Longavilla) one tenant (hospitem) at Dunum of the fee of Walter de Brotevilla quit of everything due to himself, namely, aid, tallage, work, dues, and all other service. And if he should take anything of the king from Walters land, he quitclaims him of the proportion belonging to the land of that tenant. This grant was made at Bracquetuit, at the request and entreaty of William de Trublevilla, who gave that tenant, with all his holding, to the abbey.
Teste Ysabel comitissa uxore comitis et Willelmo et Radulfo filiis corum, qui hoc idem concesserunt; Willelmo de Criketot, et Widone pincerna; Willelmo filio Gulberti; Geraldo capellano; Radulfo clerico de Roseto; Waltero presbitero de Braketoit; Waltero de Grinnosevilla; Willelmo de Malcobla; Thoma de Busli, et Osberto coco, et multis aliis.
[Ante 1164.]
(Original in archives.
Trans. 469.)
221. Charter of Walter Giffard, earl of Bucchingeham. He gives to John, son of John, the chamberlain, for his service, that house with its [right of] hostelry (hostillagium) and all its appurtenances, at Longueville, which belonged to his father, in fee and inheritance to him and his heirs, free from all service, for sixpence Roumois (Romeisienses) annual rents, for recognition, at Christmas.
Teste comitissa E[rmengarde]; Reginaldo dapifero tune de Gerburvilla; Robberto de Novavilla juniore; Willelmo Cokerel; Robberto de Buivilla; Waltero Engaine; Galfrido de Bleivilla; Willelmo de Bensevilla; Willelmo de Hunfranvilla; Petro de Appelgat[e]; Robberto de Osvilla; Ricardo Costardo; Hugone coquo.
[Ante 1164.]
(Original, sealed, in archives.
Trans. 470.)
222. Charter of Walter Giffard, earl of Bocchingeham, giving in alms for ever to the priory of Longueville all that he has in demesne at Neuville (nova villa) and Polet and Puit, except what he is shown to have given to the Temple, and what Hugh holds there of his gift, free of all secular service; and at Longueville, all the word of Hairons as far as the wood of the sick folk,
Testibus (fn. 1) : comitissa E[rmengarde]; Reginaudo de Gerburvilla tune dapifero; Gisleberto, et Roberto de Caneio, capellanis; Ada clerico de Essendone; Matheo de Girardivilla; Willelmo Calcensi; Aldulfo de Guerres; Roberto de Novilla juniore; Willelmo Cokerel; Roberto de Buivilla; Gaufrido de Blivilla.
(Original in archives.
Trans. 471.)
223. Charter of William Marshal, earl of Pembroke, inspecting and confirming the sealed charter of Walter Giffard earl of Bukkingham, as follows:
[Circ. 1150.] Charter of Walter Giffard earl of Bukkinghame, giving and confirming to the priory of Longueville, and the monks there serving God, all that his father Walter Giffard and his mother Agnes have given them for their souls and that he, Walter Giffard and Ermengarde his wife have given them for their souls, namely, all Horwda, except the fee of Durand, and the church and the tithe of the demesne, the church of Waddone and tithe of the demesne, and the tithes of wood, pannage, and fishpool, and of all the profits of his wood, and free pasture for all the monks stock as for his own, within wood and without; all Newenton similarly, except the fee of Odo and their privileges in his wood of Waddon, namely, all they need for building, enclosing, or firing, and for their men likewise, and pasture in his wood for the flocks of his men, paying him annually a measure of oats as was arranged in his mothers time; at Weston all that his father held there, and the church with the tithe of the demesne; and at Wichinghame, all that his father held, except the fee of William and Ralf de Leonibus and of Boterius, the church of St. Mary of Wichinghame and the tithe of the demesne, and in the same vill the church of St. Faith; and the land of Retollahage, the land also of Reppes, which renders 10,000 herrings, and quittance of the corrody (procurationis) due to him at Witchinghame; at Norwich, the church of the Holy Trinity and St. John; all Akileia, with its appurtenances in wood and plain, and the church with the tithe of the demesne; the church of Herlenton with the tithe of the demesne, and one tenant (hospite); the tithe of the demesne and one tenant at Bothingeshame, and the same at Mandone; for the monks infirmary, the church of Withame, with the tithe of the demesne; the vill of Haney and all his rights there, except the fee of William Cokerele and Robert de Beville, given him for his service; the church of Haney with tithe of the demesne, and in greater Haney, two men, Hugh and Tokin, paying 20 shillings a year; all the demesne tithes, also, of Bukkinghame, Morton, Burton, Langeporte, Lillingestane, Lechamestede, Becchainton, Singleberge, Bratewelle, Locton, Moleshou, Blecheley, Dorton, Hesington, Edingarve, Polingtote, Achecote, Dunmave, Fulkelwrthe, Ramerton, Echikeshande; to the hospital for poor folk at Longueville, what they have given themselves to the monks, the church of Stokobi, with the tithes of the desmesne, the church of Starton, and all the tithes of Ravershame, etc.
And if the monks men should ever incur forfeiture, the proceeds shall go to the monks.
Hiis testibus: Helia Giff[ardo]; Hugone de Huers (fn. 2); Willelmo de Redehame; Godefrido Buteri; Eustagio de Bordingeshame; Anteme de Poyvile; Bernerio de Horwde; Pagano (fn. 3) de Dorton; Girardo de Gremevilla; Willelmo Anglico.
[Ante 1164.]
(Original in archives.
Trans. 468.)
224. Charter of earl Walter Giffard addressed to all his men French and English. For the souls of his father and mother and of all his other friends, and for the weal of his soul and [that] of the countess Ermengard his spouse, he grants to the priory of Longueville and the monks there serving God that if their men offend (forisfecerint) against his own, his men shall go into the monks court to obtain right there; and if his men offend against the monks men they shall do right to the monks men in his court; and in confirmation and witness of this liberty [being] given them, he restores to them 36 shillings, which he had taken from their men.
Testes: comitissa Ermengardis; Gillebertus Delaplace; Goefridus de Bleville; magister Ricardus capellanus; magister Albricus; Adam de Essendone; Gislebertus elemosinarius; Gislebertus de Hotot; Alveredus de Belencumbre; Helias de Longolio; Willelmus Calceius; Aldulfus de Guerris; Helias Hachet; Ricardus Engaigne; Audulfus de Bracheio; Walterus Siluvanus; Antelmus de Montaneio; Teobaldus de Frauxinis; Willelmus Cocherel; Reinaldus de Longolio.
[1155, Circ. 29 Sept.]
(Original sealed, in archives.
Trans. 115.)
225. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He confirms to the priory of Longueville (Longuvilla) the gifts of his grandfather king Henry, and that of William II. and those of Walter Giffard, with the land which earl Giffard (sic) gave to Robert son of Gilbert, the tithe of the fee of Walter de Cantel[upo], two tenants (homines) on the fee of earl Warenne, one given by William de Cantel[upo], the gifts of William de Neiville, and of Robert de Neiville for the soul of Maud his wife, of Adolf de Braci, of Jordan de Saukevilla, of Robert son of Hugh de Gundevilla [of the fee of Walter Giffard], and of Gilbert de Gundevilla, of Reinier de Euermou, of Ralph de Trublevilla, of Walter de Criuil, of land held from Gilbert de Cantel[upo], of Gilbert Ridel and of others. In England, of the gift of Walter Giffard, Horwood (Horewdam), with its appurtenances, except the fee of Durand, all Newton-Longville (Newetona) except the fee of Odo, all that Walter Giffard had at Weston with the church and its appurtenances, and whatever he had in demesne at Witchingham (Wichingham) except the fee of William and Ralph de Leonibus and of Botrec, the monks to be free of the corrody which Walter had reserved to himself there, and which his son quit-claimed afterwards, and the land of Retolvehagh with the church and tithe of the demesne of Soulbery (Soleburn) and of Mursley (Merselai) and of Singleborough (Singlesbergh) and of Battlesden (Badelesbon), of Brickhill (Brikella,) of Bletchley (Blacchelai), Moulsoe (Bulehou), Loughton (Lugtona), Littlecote (Litecota,) Buckingham, Maids Moreton (Mortuna), Lamport (Lamportus), Lillingstone (Lilingestan), Akeley, Beachampton (Bechantona), Bradwell, Folksworth (Fuchowrda), Policott (Policota), Chilton, Wooton Underwood (Vittona), Dorton, Winchendon (Wickendona), Leckhampstead, Long Crendon, Kametona, Ehikisham, Achetona, Clitona, Addengrave (Adingrava), Yardley (Jerdislaia), Bottisham (Bodingesham) with a tenant there, the church of Hertlent and the tithe of the demesne, with one tenant, the church of Stratton for the use of the hostelry (hostellaria), the chapel of the Holy Trinity at Norwich, the tithe of the demesne of Caversham, at West Hanney two tenants (homines), the land of Repps (Reppis) which renders ten thousand herrings, Akeley with all its appurtenances, the tithe of the demesne of Hugh the marshal. Moreover [in Normandy] the hospital of Longueville which Walter Giffard and Ermengarde his wife founded, with its endowments, including in England the church of Stokesby (Stokebi); also the tithe of the land which Jordan de Saukevilla gave as a marriage portion to his daughter; moreover for the monks infirmary, the church of Witreham and the tithe of the demesne, the church of Crundona, and a fair at Longueville on Ascension day. The monks and their officers are to be free of toll and all other dues on their own goods throughout England and Normandy.
Testibus: Teobaldo archiepiscopo Cantuarensi; Rogero archiepiscopo Eboracensi; Ricardo episcopo Lundoniensi; Roberto episcopo Lincolnensi; Hylario episcopo Cic[estrensi]; Gisleberto Herefordensi, Willelmo Norwicensi, episcopis; Thoma canc[ellario]; Reg[inaldo] abbate de Rading; Clemente abbate de Scireburn; Reg[inaldo] abbate de Persor; Roberto comite Leg[rec]estrie; Hugone Bigot comite; Gaufrido de Mangnavilla comite; Henrico de Essexa; Roberto de Novoburgo; Ricardo de Humez constabulario; Roberto de Sancte Martine (fn. 4) (sic) ecclesia. Apud Wintoniam in concilio.
[Circ. 1181.]
(Original, sealed, in archives.
Trans. 503.)
226. Charter of William de Humetis granting to the monks of the priory of Longueville, for the weal of his soul and [those] of his predecessors the church of St. Peter of Apegard with all its appurtenances, which church the monks possess of the gift of earl Giffard, and his predecessors, etc also the tithes of the whole park of Apegard etc. and all their privileges and quittances in his wood of Wadone, as they had in that time of earl Giffard of his gift: also all their assarts (essardia) in his wood of Horoude, with herbage, pannage, pasturage, firewood, and all other privileges, in the wood of Wadone, as granted them by earl Giffard. His heirs, servants and bailiffs, are not to trouble them herein.
Hiis testibus: Radulfo de Airello; Willelmo clerico de Apegardo; Willelmo Durbec; Willelmo de Campo Rotundo; Ricardo de Groci; Herberto de Veiocis; Radulfo de Montibus; Rogero de Montibus; Willelmo de Poterel; Radulfo de Perechie; Gaufrido de Hom; Nicholao de Fornet; Willelmo de Colevilla et pluribus aliis.
[? 11801189.]
(Original, sealed, in archives.
Trans. 117.)
227. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He confirms to the monks of Longueville priory the devise (divisa) of earl Giffard, namely, Neuville (Novavilla) and other lands. The monks are to possess this holding in perpetuity for the earls soul.
Testibus: Ranulfo de Clanvilla (sic); Willelmo comite de Magnevilla: Hugone de Cressi: Seihero de Quinci: Radulfo filio Stephani, et multis aliis. Apud Cenomannum.
(Original, sealed, in archives.
Trans. 116.)
228. Charter of Henry II. repeating text of the preceding one, but closing with the clause:
They and their officers shall be quit, throughout England and Normandy, of toll and passage [money] and pontage and pannage and reguard of forest and all dues on everything of their own, and they shall not be impleaded except before him or the chief justice of England or Normandy. And he grants that they may freely cast leaden (plumbea) vessels for their own use, and carry on all industries necessary for their own utensils.
Testibus: Baldwino archiepiscopo Cantuarensi; Hugone episcopo Lincolnensi; Radulfo episcopo Lexoviensi; Johanne episcopo Ebroicensi; Hugone episcopo Cestr[ensi] (fn. 5); Gauffredo cancellario; Roberto (sic) archidiacono Heresfordiensi; Hugone abbate[de] Furcelmonte; Sansone abbate Sancti Audoeni: comite Willelmo de Magnavilla; Ranulfo de Glanvilla; Reginaldo de Cortenai: Seihero de Quinci; Hugone de Cressi; Jordano de Beln; Rogero de Calceto, et multis aliis. Apud Cenomannis. (fn. 6)
(Original in archives. Trans. 506.)
229. Charter of William Marshal carl of Pembroc. With the assent and at the wish of Isabel his wife, countess of Pembroc, he confirms all the gifts which Walter Giffard earl of Bukingeham made to the priory of Longueville (which are specified as in the above charters). To secure the observance by his heirs of this confirmation he appends to the charter his seal and that of Ysabel his wife.
Testibus hiis: magistro Johanne archiepiscopo de Divelin; Johanne tune electo Norwicensi; Jordano de Saukevilla; Ricardo de Blevilla; Willelmo Haket; Helia fratre ejus; Willelmo Waler[and]; Hugone de Santford; Johanne de Derleia (fn. 7); Drocone de Trublevilla; Willelmo de Hercurt; Michaele clerico comitis; Willelmo de Buss; Gisleberto dEstriguil; Gilleberto Camberleng; Waltero Camberleng; Johanne Truand; Willelmo fratre; Waltero, Johanne, famulis prioris.
[Original Document in Archives of Seine Infrieure. Transcript of Cartulary in Bibliothque Ste. Genevive E. l. 25. Cartulaire du comt dEu, MS. Lat. 13,904, in Bibliothveque Nationale.]
1059 et postea.
(Ste. Genevive Cartulary, fo. 85.
See Cartulaire de Pabbaye de St. Michel du Trport, (fn. 8) p. 8.)
230. [Notification that] in 1059 Robert count of Eu, counselled by Maurilius archbishop of Rouen and William duke of the Normans and by other bishops and nobles of Normandy and especially by his wife the countess Beatrice of ever worshipful memory, founded an abbey at Trport in honour of God and St. Michael the archangel, and with the approval of his wife Beatrice and his sons Ralph, William, and Robert, assigned sustenance for the monks from his possessions etc In England he gave Boniton, and all that belongs to it, in lands, tenants (hospitibus) and other things, etc. Robert de Salceio brother of Richard de Fraevilla gave the church of Sauchay (Salceium) etc. Richard son of Robert of Fraelvilla, father of abbot Osbern and of Ansel de Fraelvilla, gave the whole tithe of Grny (Gregneius), urged by his wife the religious matron Gila, and for love of his son Osbern then a monk at Trport, by consent of his sons Ansel, Roger, Rorgo and others etc. Robert de Petroponte and Godfrey his son gave the tithe of Cuvervilla which they held of Oylard its lord, by consent of the said Oylard and his sons Geoffrey and Richard etc.
Horum donorum tam comitis Roberti quam ceterorum quos predixi benefactorum hujus ecclesie testes subscripserunt, id est: ipse comes Robertus, et Rodulfus et Willelmus et Robertus filii ejus, et Hugo vicecomes, et Gauffridus de Bailliol, et Galterius ad barbam de Davidis villa; Ricardus de Lonreio, et Gaufridus de Cuvervilla; Rainoldus de Sancto Martino, et Robertus de Maineriis; Ricardus de Fraelvilla, et alii multi quos longum esset nominare.
(Ste. Genevive Cartulary, fo. 100.
See ut supra, p. 20.)
231. [Notification that] in the year 1101, Henry count of Eu, son of count William, came to Trport and granted whatever his father William or his predecessors had given or granted to the abbey (ecclesie) of St. Michael of Trport, etc.
Videntibus et testantibus istis baronibus: Roberto fratre suo; Hugone de Evremo; Hugone vicecomite; Roberto filio ejus; Goiffrido de Sancto Martino; Bartholomeo de Lonreio; Ancello de Fraelvilla, multisque aliis.
On another occasion, the count granted, for all the abbeys men in Trport that neither he nor his heirs would thenceforth exact payments (collectas) from them or tallage (facerent tallias) them.
Testibus: (fn. 9) Roberto fratre suo; Ingelranno de Hastingis; Gauffrido de Sancto Martino; Gauffrido de Cuvervilla, et aliis multis, etc. etc.
(Ste. Genevive Cartulary, fo. 102.
See ut supra, p. 22.)
232. [Notification that] in the year 1107, at Easter, the fishermen of St. Michael took a fish called sturio, and abbot Osbern bade them take it to the abbey according to ancient custom; but this could not be done because Gilbert the priest who was then the counts water-bailiff (aquarius) resisted and took the fish by force. Wherefore the abbot went to the count, took a plea (placitum sumpsit) and, before the barons of count Henry, proved his right to the fish. On which, the count granted the fish.
Testibus: (fn. 9) Abraham de Petra; Geroldo (fn. 10) dapifero; Gauffrido de Envremou; Anscherio de Moncellis, multisque aliis.
(Ste. Genevive Cartulary, fo. 105.
See ut supra, p. 24.)
233. Charter of Henry count of Eu, dated 1107, granting freedom (ut supra) from payments and tallage, his brother Robert granting it, etc.
Testibus: (fn. 9) Ingelranno de Hastingis; Goiffredo de Sancto Martino; Geroldo (fn. 10) dapifero; Wermundo de Petra; Rogerio de Sancto Petro; Guillelmo filio Walterii; Bosone de Barra; Gaufrido de Cuvervilla, multisque aliis, etc.
Ancel de Fraelvilla, exhorted by abbot Osbern his brother, has given the abbey a measure (modium) of wheat from his mill, at Freulleville (Fraelvilla), to buy light for the church, by grant of his son Roger and his brother Robert, in whose nearing also he caused excommunication to be pronounced on all who should wrong St. Michael therein, etc. in England 65 shillings sterling at Pleidene, and the tithe of the moneys [from] Vilissent, and the tithe of the bacon (baconibus) and cheeses coming from England, etc.
(Official copy of 1470 appended to petition of 15th cent. from convent of Trport, in archives.
Trans. 359.
See ut supra, p. 44.)
234. Charter of John count of Eu (Augi). He confirms to St. Michael of Trport his gift of the church of St. Mary of Hastings, that as the canons there die or renounce the world, monks [of Trport] shall be deputed to serve God there, and shall divide all the endowments of the prebends.
Testes affuerunt Gohelinus de Criolio; Guillermus de Crenis; Radulfus de Scotemud (fn. 11); Stephanus de Petris; Matheus cubicularius abbatis; Henricus de Culvervilla; Guillermus de Fresi; Petrus prepositus; Nicholaus de Verlero; Gualo aquarius. Actum est hoc anno ab incarnatione domini MCLI.
30 July.
(Cartulaire du comte d Eu, fo. 44d.
See ut supra, p. 53.)
235. Charter of John count of Eu. For the soul of Matildis his sister, and [those] of all his relatives and friends he gives freedom to all Christs servants, monks, canons regular and secular, priests and every clerk, of whatever rank (ordinis), with his own household, to buy and sell at Eu all that is needed for their own use, free of all dues, etc. This gift, for which his [daughter] Margareta has pleaded, is given at the burial of his sister Matildis the third [before] the kalends of August.
Presentibus: Rogero Augensi, et Fulcherio Ultriportensi, et Ada de Folcardimonte, abbatibus mee terre, et monachis, canonicis regularibus et secularibus, et clericis quamplurimis, et baronibus et burgensibus meis: Ricardo de Fresenvilla, et Henrico de Cuulvervilla; Engeranno de Scoteni; Eustachio Berateng; Hugone de Augo; Willelmo de VII. Molis; Gilleberto vicecomite, in ecclesia Augensi.
[Ante 1164.]
(Ste. Genevive Cartulary, fo. 83.
See ut supra, p. 42.)
236. Charter of earl Walter Giffart giving in alms for ever to St. Mary de Rougecamp (Rubeo Campo) (fn. 12) and the brethren there serving God 50 acres of his land at Haymies (fn. 12) etc. for his soul and that of E[rmengardis] the countess his wife etc.
Testibus: comitissa E[rmengarde]; Ricardo capellano; Roberto de Camp capellano; Willelmo Chalcheis; Petro de Hotot; Elya de Longolio; Henrico de Cuvervilla; Galfrido de Bleinvilla; Willelmo Cotrerel; Eustachio de Greivilla; Wildonede Rotrefort; Wallrelin de Mortemer; Theobaldo de Fraxinis.
(Ste. Genevive Cartulary, fo. 211.
See ut supra, p. 95.)
237. Notification that the abbot and convent of Trport and the convent of Robertsbridge have agreed as follows as to the nine marcs, which the abbot and monks of Robertsbridge are to pay annually to the abbot and convent of Trport for the lands they held of them in the district (campus) of Hastingues, which are named Volintona, Paplesham, Plaidanis, Stand, with all their appurtenances; namely that the money shall be paid, alternate years, at Trport and at Robertsbridge, at Midsummer, unless the wind happen to be contrary. To this agreement the parties have affixed their seals, and the abbot of Boxley also, who was present at the agreement, in the presence of the convent of Trport.
[Cartulary in Public Library of Rouen, Y. 200. (fn. 13) ]
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, fo. 17d.
Trans. 30.)
238. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and his lieges of Normandy. At the prayer of Galeran, count of Meulan, and for the redemption of his own and his ancestors souls, he grants to the church of St. Giles of Pont Audemer and to the infirm brethren serving there an annual fair of three days at Pont Audemer, from the eve to the morrow of St. Giles. All attending it, coming and going, are to enjoy his peace, paying their rightful dues. Ten pounds penalty for infringement.
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, fo. 22.
Trans. 56.)
239. Charter of Stephen (fn. 14) to St. Giles of Pont Audemer, confirming a gift of Galeran count of Mellent, at his request.
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, fo. 34, 48d.)
240. Charter of R[oger?] by divine permission bishop (ecclesie minister humilis) of Salisbury, addressed to the congregation of St. Giles of Pont Audemer. Observing how slight and small are the means of their house and, nevertheless, how generous is their charity to all wayfarers (transeuntes) as well as to the [poor] men of that house, he, of his charity, and to secure his more special commendation in their prayers, gives the brethren and sisters serving God at St. Giles of Pont Audemer all the greater tithes of the church of Esturministre, and confirms them to their use by his episcopal authority, reserving the smaller tithes of Esturministre for the support of a vicar who shall personally serve in the church of Esturministre in priestly orders (ordine sacerdotali). He beseeches them therefore to pray to God on behalf of himself and the church of Salisbury the more devotedly as he has bestowed this endowment upon them freely, at no mans instance, but only because he keeps God before his eyes.
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, fo. 13d.
Trans. 447.)
241. Charter of G[ualeran] count of Meulan addressed to Robert his son and A[gnes] his wife. He gives to God and St. Giles and the sick folk of Pont Audemer four measures (modios) of wheat annually, for his and their souls, in alms for ever.
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, fo. 14.
Trans. 443.
242. Letter of G[ualeran] count of Meulan, addressed to the prudhommes of Pont Audemer. If they perform, and cause to be performed, to his sick brethren of St. Giles, the terms they have promised them in his presence, namely the due on hides beveragium coriorum), and from each house of his town, on Sunday, a penny from the richer, a halfpenny from the middle class (mediocribus), and a loaf (panem) from the lesser folk, according to the means of the master (dominus) of the house, [then] he wills and it is his pleasure that the prior of St. Giles and the sick brethren should receive his sick folk by his counsel only, and theirs. Otherwise, he forbids them to receive anyone except so far as his endowment may suffice for the sustenance of the sick folk in the house.
(Cartulary, fo. 12.
Trans. 441.)
243. Charter of Waleran count of Meulan, addressed to all his men, prvts, ministers and bailiffs, present and future. He gives to the sick brethren of St. Giles of Pont Audemer, with the assent of his wife Agnes and his son Robert, 30 pounds annually from his prvt of Pont Audemer, to be paid forty shillings a month (sic), and seven marcs from his revenues in England, and forty cartloads of wood to be carried at his own expense, every year, to Pont Audemer, and ten acres of his alder-grove (alnetum) below the bridge of Pont Audemer, etc. and half the whole tithe of provisions (conrediorum) in his house, whether he is in Normandy or England, etc. and the church of Esturmilistria (sic), with its tithes, lands, etc. by gift of the bishop of Salisbury, for the clothing of the priests, and the house which belonged to Roger de Hantona, quit of all tallages (talliis) and dues, etc.
Anno ab incarnatione domini MoCoLXIIo scripta est carta ista in capella Sancti Johannis apud Bellomontem.
(Cartulary, fo. 48d.
Trans. 423.)
244. Notification by Galeran count of Mellent to G[ocelin] bishop of Salisbury that he has given the church of Esturminstre, with [its] tithes and all its appurtenances to the church of St. Giles of Pont Audemer and the priests there serving God and Christs martyrs, the sick brethren, for their clothing. He beseeches the bishop, therefore, to confirm that he has, of his charity, done therein.
(Cartulary, fo. 27d.
Trans. 442.)
245. Letter of Waleran count of Meulan and A[gnes] the countess and Robert their son to Walter the clerk of Esturministre, informing him, concerning the church of Esturministre, which they have given to the sick folk of Pont Audemer free of all claims, that they have no power to warrant him any right therein, except at the will and pleasure of the said sick folk, in whose gift is that church. And [the count] neither desires nor dares to infringe the Popes precept in the matter, but will obey it (ratum habebo).
[11621164.] (Cartulary, fo. 28d. Trans. 345.) 246. Charter of Joc[elin], bishop of Salisbury. He ratifies the arrangement (transactio), made in presence of his lord Thomas archbishop of Canterbury and of himself between Walter clerk of the church of Sturminstria and the proctors of the sick folk of Pont Audemer, namely that the clerks of that church should pay annually for ever to the said sick folk 60 shillings. He also confirms the gift of G[ualeran] count of Mellent, as to that church, saving in all things the rights and dignity of the church of Salisbury.
(Cartulary, fo. 13. Trans. 95.)
247. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and his lieges of Normandy. He gives to St. Giles of the lepers of Pont Audemer the tithe of rent in the castelry of the castle of St. Mre Eglise, of its demesne. The church and the lepers and those who there serve God are to hold that tithe for his weal and that of his ancestors.
[After 1165.]
(Cartulary, fo. 17. Trans. 433.)
248. Notification by Robert count of Meulan, that he confirms the gift which Robert de Brionio and William his nephew (nepos) have given to God and the brethren of Pont Audemer for Robert the son of Robert whom they have received as a brother, namely half a virgate of land and one cow and 20 sheep at Cerlentonia.
[After 1165.]
Cartulary, fo. 17. Trans. 432)
249. Charter of Robert count of Meulan warranting (guarantizo) the gift of Hugh Bochedmer and Geoffrey the counts usher to the brethren of Pont Audemer, of the stall at Brionne (stallo Brionii) for Geoffreys wife whom they received as a sister.
[After 1165.]
(Cartulary, fo. 15. Trans. 434.)
250. Charter of Robert count of Meulan confirming to St. Giles and the sick folk of Pont Audemer a number of small local gifts.
[After 1165.]
(Cartulary, fo. 48d. Trans. 424.)
251. Charter of Robert count of Meulan notifying that, the sick folk of St. Giles of Pont Audemer having, at his entreaty, granted to Richard the clerk, brother of Vauquelin his knight, the church of St. Peter of Esturminstre, it is agreed between them as follows: the said Richard has sworn to pay annually at Midsummer to them, for that church ten (fn. 15) marcs of silver without question. Of this agreement the count makes himself surety (fidejussor); and Vauquelin, the clerks brother, has, in his presence, faithfully pledged all the land he holds of the count in Normandy as security.
[After 1165.]
(Cartulary, fo. 18. Trans. 430.)
252. Charter of Robert count of Meulan, notifying that the brethren of St. Giles of Pont Audemer have given his son Peter the church of St. Peter of Esturminstra, which is wholly theirs to give, at his entreaty, and that Peter has sworn, before himself and many of the said brethren, to pay them 7 marcs of silver a year for the aforesaid church, 4 at Midsummer and 2 at Christmas. The count is pledge that Peter will pay the said money, at those terms, annually, and he directs brother Ralf and all who shall hereafter serve at Sturminstra to see that the money is so paid.
[After 1165]
(Cartulary, fo. 29d.
Trans. 431.)
253. Charter of Peter de Mellent, by the grace of God dean of Wi[m]burne, notifying that he has sworn to make the above payment, and that if, by Gods doing, he becomes a bishop (pontificii gradum ascendero) or otherwise parts with (dimisero?) that church, he will restore it to the brethren as theirs.
[After 1165.]
(Cartulary, fo. 48.
Trans. 425.)
254. Charter of Robert count of Meulan notifying that he has restored and granted to the church of Esturminstria the full tithe of his whole demesne of Esturminstria, namely the tithe of sheaves in the fields, the tenth lamb, calf, pig, and fleece, with the tenth cheese, and the rightful tithe of all else that should be tithed (unde exire debet).
(Cartulary, fo. 28d.
Trans. 327.)
255. Charter of B[aldwin] archbishop of Canterbury and legate of the apostolic see. He understands from the charter of Galeran late earl of Mellent that he had granted to the leper brethren dwelling in the hospital of St. Giles of Pont Audemer, in alms for ever, so far as a layman could, the church of St. Peter of Sturminstria, which gift Henry the second, the illustrious king of the English, and Jocelin late bishop of Salisbury, as their charters (scripta) show, confirmed. He learns also from the charters (scripta) of the glorious martyr [archbishop] Thomas and of the said bishop that a certain composition was effected between Walter the clerk and the proctors of the said sick folk; and in order that the original gift and the composition may enjoy full stability he contirms them by his authority.
(Cartulary, fo. 23.
Trans. 179.)
256. Charter of John count of Mortain granting to the leproserie of St. Giles of Pont Audemer the gift of his father king Henry, namely the tithe of all the revenue of the castellany of Ste. Mre Eglise.
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, fo. 13.
Trans. 190.)
257. Writ of John, granting to the lepers of [St. Giles of] Pont Audemer freedom from dues on their demesne wines throughout his land.
1204, 1 Sept.
(Cartulary, fo. 49, and fo. 26 [without the last clause].
Trans. 346.)
258. Notification by Herbert, bishop of Salisbury that as among all Christs poor (pauperes) (fn. 16) whom a bishop is bound to protect and support, those whom it has pleased God to deprive of bodily power, but who offer him, in watching and prayer, the sacrifice of a contrite heart, and in the sorrow of fleshly affliction offer thanks to the lord for their benefactors with a joyous mind, should be specially cared for; considering the rights of the sick brethren of Pont Audemer in the church of Esturminstra, of which he is aware, having inspected their charters; and their religious and honourable life being known by repute, he grants a hundred shillings sterling for the clothing of the priests and sick folk there to be received annually at Midsummer by the hands of the parson of the above church, to be applied to their own uses as aforesaid, saving in all things to his church, himself, and his successors their rights, authority and dignity.
Datum apud Sunning[es] per manum Willelmi de Wintonia kalendis (fn. 17) Septembris pontificatus nostri anno undecimo.
[Original Documents in Archives of the Seine Infrieure.]
(Original in archives.
Trans. 125.)
259. Charter of Henry II. to the abbey of Le Valasse or De Voto. Printed in Monasticon Anglicanum, VI. 1110. (fn. 18)
16 Sept.
(Original in archives.
Trans. 172.)
260. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He directs that the brethren of the abbey Du Vallasse (De Voto) and all their men and their substance shall be free of toll, etc., and all other dues belonging to him, wherever they may come, on everything they buy or sell, or cause to be carried by land or by water, for their own use. No one is to trouble them, for they and theirs are under his protection, nor are they to be impleaded except before himself or his chief justice or by his special writ.
Testibus: Willelmo de Longo campo cancellario nostro xvj. die Septembris, apud Gaytingtonam.
1198, 11 Dec. Is erat tenor carte nostre in primo sigillo nostro. Quod (fn. 19) quia aliquando perditum fuit et dum capti essemus in Alemania in aliena potestate constitutum, mutatum est. Innovationis autem hujus testes sunt hii: Willelmus Tholomeus Abrincensis electus; magister Maugerius archidiaconus Ebroicensis; Johannes de Brancestra; Robertus et Juellus capellani; Henricus de Poterna. Datum per manum Eustachii Eliensis episcopi cancellarii nostri. Apud Rupem Andelei, xj. die Decembris anno regni nostri decimo.
1201, 11 Dec.
(Original charter.
Trans. 186.)
261. Charter of John addressed generally. He confirms the agreement made between the abbot and convent of Le Vallasse (De Voto) and Ralf the Chamberlain de Tankarvilla, as to 180 acres in the forest of Lillebonne (Insulebone).
Testibus: Willelmo Mariscallo comite Pembroc; Willelmo comite Sarisbiriensi; Johanne de Pratellis; Willelmo de Pratellis; Petro de Stok[es]. Datum per manum S[imonis] archidiaconi Well[ensis], apud Rothomagum, xj. die Decembris, regni nostri anno tertio.
[Original Documents and Cartularies in Archives of the Department and elsewhere.]
[Circ. 1130.]
Trans. 46.)
262. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the archbishop, vicomte, and lieges of Rouen. He gives and grants to St. Mary de Pr, Rouen, the four houses (mansuras) of Amfrida its laundress (lotricis), which she holds of him in Rouen, with the rent she used to pay him. For the soul of his father and his mother, and for the weal of his own, he quitclaims that land to St. Mary free from all service except his wine due (modiatio).
Testibus: R[oberto] de sig[illo], et G[aufrido] filio Pagani, et Roberto de C[ur]ci. Apud Rothomagum.
[N. D.]
(Original, sealed,
in archives.
Trans. 195.)
263. Charter of the empress Mathildis, daughter of king Henry, addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all her officers of Normandy, French and English, present and future. For the soul of her father and her predecessors, and for her own weal and that of her children, she gives in perpetual alms to the church of St. Mary, Briostel, and the monks there serving God 60 acres of land in the forest of Lillebonne (Insulabona) in the place called Little Bec, with easement (aisiamenta) of pasture to the brethren for their animals in the forest.
Hiis testibus: Hugone de Buura; Willielmo de Moritonio; Petro ejus filio; Willelmo de Heliun; Waltero filio Ernaldi; Hugone medico, et Clarembaldo imperatricis clerico. Apud Pratum.
[11801182, ? 1180.]
(Original in
Trans. 78.)
264. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his lieges of Normandy. He confirms to the church of St Lo at Rouen, and the canons regular there serving, all the gifts [specified] made to them [in Normandy], including, on the feast of St. Lo a stag from the [ducal] demesne of Normandy and 6 shillings in money, with a boar on the feast of St. Rumpharius.
Testibus: G[aufrido] Eliensi, B[aldwino] Exoniensi, H[enrico] Baiocensi, R[icardo] Abrincensi, episcopis; Willelmo de Humeto constab[ulario]; Willelmo filio Radulfi; Hugone de Creissi; Roberto de Stutevilla; Ricardo Giff[ard]; Gilleberto Pipard. Apud Csarisburgum.
(Original in archives.
Trans. 79.)
265. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and his lieges of Normandy. The priory of St. Martin of Sigi with its monks, its lands, its possessions and its men is in his keeping and protection. No wrong is to be done them, nor is Hugh de Gurnai or anyone else to make unjust demands on them.
Testibus: Ricardo Wintoniensi, Henrico Baiocensi, Egidio Ebroicensi, Frogerio Sagiensi, episcopis; Sim[one] de Turnebu; Ricardo de Aufai; Alvrredo de St. Martino. Apud Rothomagum.
(Vidimus in archives.
Trans. 80.)
266. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and his lieges of Normandy. He confirms to the priory of St. Martin of Sigi all that Hugh feriensis has given it, namely the site of the priory, several churches, etc.
Testibus: Waltero archiepiscopo Rothomagensi; Johanne Ebroicensi episcopo; Radulfo Lexoviensi episcopo; comite Willelmo de Mandevilla; Seherio de Quench[i]; Hugone de Creissi; Johanne de Solign[eio]. Apud Argentonum.
[1189, 12 Nov.]
(Vidimus of 1256.
Trans. 144.
See Delisles Cartulaire Normand,
No. 20.)
267. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He notifies that the hospital of St. Mary Magdalen, Rouen, its wardens and servants, the sick in it, and all its possessions are under his protection. They are not to be wronged, nor to be impleaded for anything they hold of demesne except before himself or his chief justice; and they are to be quit of all dues throughout all his land. If anyone offends against them in this they are to be promptly compensated.
Teste: Willelmo de Longocampo Heliensi electo et cancellario nostro. Apud Westmonasterium xij. die Novembris.
1190, 17 Jan.
(Liber de Consuetudinibus in archives.
Trans 151.)
268. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of Mortimer two buildings (masure) on the strand (perreium) of Diepa free of secular service, so that its tenants, residing in them, shall be free of all dues on herrings, mackerel, ling (mullvellorum) and whiting (?) (melangiorum) and from other tolls [specified] and from all summonses except those of Mortimer (Mortuimaris), and from all dues and secular service on both sides the sea. No one is to infringe these liberties under penalty of ten pounds.
Testibus: B[artholomeo] Turonis (fn. 20) archiepiscopo; H[erberto] Redonis, (fn. 20) M[auricio] Nannetis (fn. 20) episcopis; Radulfo de Fulgeriis; Radulfo filio Godefridi camerario nostro. Datum per manum Johannis de Alenconio vicecancellarii nostri, apud Andegavum, xvij. die Januarii anno primo regni nostri.
1190, 20 March.
(Original in archives.
Trans. 152.)
269. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He confirms to the nuns of the chapel of St. Mary de Clarorivo of the order of Fontevrault, the chapel of Foumouchon and all the other gifts of Baldwin de Canteler, and of others.
Testibus: Hamelino comite de Warenna; Hugone de Gurnay; Willelmo de Ruverai clerico; Gilleberto de Guascuil: Johanne de Pratellis; Rogero fratre ejus; Osb[erto] de Ruverai. Datum per manum Johannis de Alencon archidiaconi Lexoviensis, vicecancellarii nostri, apud Rothomagum xx. die Martii anno primo regni nostri.
1190, 22 June.
(Original, sealed, in archives.
Trans. 155.)
270. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He gives the abbey of Bonport (de bono portu) ten carucates of land in his forest of Awiz, each carucate containing six acres by his perch, with certain rights.
Testibus: Godefrido Wintoniensi, Hugone Coventrensi, episcopis; Willelmo de Humeto constabulario; Willelmo filio Radulfi sensescallo Normannie; Ricardo de Humeto; Roberto de Harecort; Willelmo Marescallo. Datum per manum Johannis de Alencon, vicecancellarii nostri xxij. die Junii, apud Chinonem anno primo regni nostri.
1189, 10 Nov.
(Original [fragments of seal] in Trsor des Chartes. (fn. 21)
Trans. 170.
Also Vol. 133, Trans. 125.)
271. Charter of Richard I. addressed to all his lieges in Normandy. For the soul of his father and the souls of all the faithful Normans deceased, and for the weal of his own soul and that of Alienor his mother, he grants to the brethren of the temple of Salamon all the gifts made to them throughout Normandy in lands, vills, tenants and all else. He also grants that all their holdings, vills, and tenants shall be quit of all plaints and pleas, of toll due to him and passage money and pontage, and all work on castles, parks, and bridges from summons to the host and from chevauches (equitationibus), and all other dues, saving only to him and his heirs justice of life and limb. They are to enjoy in full all profits arising from these dues, to be quit of waste and reguard of the forest and of [payment for] pannage on their own swine throughout his forest of Normandy, and shall receive fitting amends if these privileges are infringed in the forest. All their possessions are to be guarded as his own and as being under his protection; and they are only to be impleaded before himself or his seneschal. Full justice is to be done them, on their complaint, on all those who may wrong them.
Testibus: Waltero Rothomagensi archiepiscopo; J[ohanne] Ebroicensi, H[ugone] Dunelmensi, G[odefrido] Wintoniensi, H[erberto] Saresberiensi, episcopis; Willelmo Marescallo. Datum per manum Willelmi de Longo campo cancellarii nostri Elyensis electi, decimo die Novembris, apud Westmonasterium.
1198, 30 Nov. Is erat tenor prime carte nostre in primo sigillo nostro, quod quia (fn. 22) aliquando perditum fuit, et, dum detenti essemus in Alemania, in aliena (fn. 23) postestate constitutum, mutatum est. Hujus autem innovationis testes sunt hii: H[ubertus] Cantuarensis archiepiscopus; R[obertus] Bangornensis episcopus; Johannes comes Moritonii; Hugo de Gornay; Thomas de Sancto Walerico. Datum per manum Thome de Haiden vices cancellarii nostri tunc agentis, apud Lions xxx. die Novembris anno regni nostri decimo.
(Cartulaire de Normandie.
Trans. 177.)
272. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He grants to the brethren of the Temple of Salomon all the gifts which king Henry his father and Alienor his mother, and all those which have been or shall be made to them by his men throughout his land. And all their men shall be free from chevauche, from the host, from forced labour (biennia), from watch (eschegata) and all dues.
Testibus: Baldwino Cantuarensi archiepiscopo, etc. (sic).
1198, 31 Oct.
(Original, sealed, Trsor des Chartes.
Trans. 168. See Delisles Cartulare Normand, No. 47, as from J. 818; also Vol. 133, No. 124, as from J. 919.)
273. Charter of Richard I. addressed to all those in whose custody and bailwicks the brethren of the Temple hold lands. They are to guard the possessions of the brethren as his own The brethren are under his protection, and are not to be impleaded for anything except before himself or his chief justice, or by his special precept.
Teste meipso apud Leon[em] xxxj. die Octobris anno regni nostri decimo.
[N. D.]
(Codex eburneus in Rouen Library, fo. 18.
Trans. 75.)
274. Memorandum that the king [Henry II.] had from the church of Rouen, when duke, 33 marcs of gold from the tablet (tabula) which used to be placed before the altar, and a gold textus with precious stones and two great silver candlesticks worth 30 marcs. When king, he had a gold crown worth 300 marcs of silver, which his grandfather king Henry had bequeathed to the church of Rouen, to buy a rent[charge] for the use of the canons. During the war between himself and his son, when the city of Rouen was besieged, he had a gold chalice of 6 marcs and 17 marks of gold from the remains of the above tablet, and two silver lavers (pelves) of 8 marcs, and a silver paten of 8 marcs, which the lord Robert de Novo Burgo bequeathed to the church of Rouen, and a silver textus worth 40 pounds of Anjou.
[Circ. 1150.]
(Original in archives.
Trans. 417.)
275. Charter of William de Roumare earl of Lincoln, addressed to all his barons of Normandy, present and future. He gives to William de Claramara the land which belonged to Roger his grandfather [and] which Roger himself cleared (sartavit), to be held of him and his heirs, by William and his heirs freely for 20 shillings a year, 10 at the feast of St. Gertrude and 10 at that of St. Victor. For this grant William has given him 60 shillings in money of the Roumois (Romasnimorum).
Testibus istis: Gileberto de Cantolupo; Willelmo de Teliolo; Oliver de Teliolo; Willelmo de Ymmovilla, et Radulfo de Ymmovilla, et Roger nigro, et Gralfrido (sic) de Piseio.
[? 1169. (fn. 24) ]
([No reference.]
Trans. 128.) See Menage, Histoire de Sabl, p. 376.
276. Charter [much damaged] of Henry II. addressed to the bishop of Angers and all his men and lieges of Touraine and Anjou. In honour of the Trinity and the Virgin Mary, he has at the entreaty of bishops, abbots, canons, barons, knights,caused the dykes (tursie) to be inhabited, and having seen and learnt the trouble and loss [caused by] the Loire he releases, of his piety, those who may dwell on the dykes (super tursias) from the host and chevauche unless he summons them in the name of war. Should he or his heir after him, who shall be lord of Anjou, [summon them] they shall all come to one banner (vexillum). And by the care of his officers who shall have charge of the dykes they shall labour for their defence and maintenance where needed while the count of Anjou is with the host. [imperfect] Moreover, to all who may dwell on the dykes he grants in common that they shall be quit, towards their lords, from all collections except for knighting their eldest sons, marrying their eldest daughters, or redeeming themselves. And no custom shall be paid him on whatever moveables they buy or sell among themselves, but only on the merchandise any stranger merchant may buy of them. And should any serfs reside there, their lords shall take from them no more their poll-tax (capitagium) of fourpence so long as they remain there.
Testibus: F[rogerio] (fn. 25) abbate Sancti Florentii; A[imerico] (fn. 26) abbate de Burg[u]l[i]o; [Johanne subdecano] Sancti Martini de Restineio; W[illelmo] de Montesorello et W[illelmo] filio suo; Joscel[ino] Roonardo; Ulgerio de Insula; Aimerico Savarici; Aimerico de Aveirs; Hugone de Cleers; et de curia Regis, Willelmo comite de Arundel; Riccardo de Humeto; [Stephano] de Turonis, camerario regis. Apud prata Sancti Florencii in valea.
[? 1188.]
(Original in archives.
Trans. 505.)
277. Letter from Robert Calcensis to Henry II. By the kings permission, he has taken the cross and is going to Jerusalem. For the money that he is taking with him he has committed (interposui) and entrusted (comendavi) his land for three years to William Calcensis his nephew (nepoti) for the repayment of his debts from the rent of his land. He prays, therefore, the kings clemency, for the love of God and of himself, to cause this arrangement to be maintained, should anyone wish to disturb it. He also notifies him that he makes (facio) the said William heir of all his land, and his [Williams] heir after him. He prays him, therefore, that if anyone should be tempted to oppose this his disposition and grant, the king will rebuke him, and cause William and his heir to hold that land by such service as is testified in the kings charter concerning the agreement between William de Roumare; his lord, and himself, at Burum. (fn. 27) Of his making William [Calcensis] and his successors his heirs the following are witnesses:
Durannus de Lunerio; magister Rogerius; Turoldus presbiter; Rogerius Calcensis; Robertus frater ejus; Giroldus de Normanvilla; Walterius de Limesio; Radulfo de Wesnevalle; Willelmus frater ejus; Walter[i]us frater ejus; Robertus Blancardus; Rogerus de Flenvilla.
(Original in archives.
Trans. 207.)
278. Inspeximus by Henry [? Hubert], archbishop of Canterbury of the following:
[1193.] Notification by A[dam] de Talewrth that, having received 150 marcs sterling, at 13 shillings and fourpence sterling to the marc, on the security (sub fidejussione) of P[eter] bishop of Porto (Portuensis) from certain creditors, whose names are given in the charters of that surety (fidejussor), he has appointed J[ohn] canon of Hereford surety and chief debtor with himself to the said bishop for that debt, so that they both, with their incomes, lay as well as clerical, are subject to excommunication, suspension, and interdict, if the said debt shall not be paid at the next fair of Troyes (nundinis Trecen)when they have sworn on the gospels to pay it him. And if it shall not be then paid, one marc shall increase, on each ten marcs lent, to be paid, with the debt, at another (alias nundinas). And for the greater indemnity of the said bishop, both for the debt and for the [said] penalty and expenses J[ohn] de Solemgn[eio] and R[alf] son of William the Chamberlain de Tankervilla and Wischard Leidett and R[oger] de Sancto Germano, and Alan son of Alan de Sorham have appointed themselves sureties and chief debtors, as intermediates (fide media) for repayment of the debt when called upon, if the creditors be not satisfied at the term agreed upon above. They have all sealed the charter to render it of lasting force.
9 April.
Charter of B[erengaria], queen of the English, duchess of the Normans and Aquitanians, countess of the Angevins, and Joan formerly queen and lady of the Sicilians. Adam son of Adam de Talewrth and master John de Tolosa canon of Hereford have borrowed 150 marcs, sterling, at 13 shillings and fourpence sterling to the marc, from Roman citizens whose names are given in charters, in their presence and in that of companions (socii) of their lord the king of England, namely Geoffrey de Vendosm, William de Roches, Rogo de Sac[eio], (fn. 28) and Stephen de Tornham, and Guy de Bernez, binding themselves by corporal oath to repay the money at the fair of Troyes and appointing P[eter] bishop of Porto surety to the Roman creditors at the prayer [and] by the witness of both queens. And for his greater security, they have given John de Suloeitum (sic), (fn. 29) Guischard Leidett, Roger de Sancto Germano, Alan son of Alan de Sorham, to the said bishop as sureties who are bound to pay the said money when called on, if the debtors shall not have paid it at the term appointed. In order that the bishop may suffer no loss for [doing] this, for which he rather deserves their favour and that of their lord the king, they have commanded Walter archbishop of Rouen and the other co-justiciaries (conjusticiariis) of England that if the said debtors or sureties shall not repay the money as agreed, they shall compel them, through their tenements and possessions, and in every way, to repay the money and make good the losses and expenses incurred by the bishop or the creditors in recovering it, and confiscating, if need be, their tenements and possessions, shall pay the actual money out of the treasury (de fisco regio). They grant these letters, under their seal (nostro sigillo) to the bishop in token, that this is done in their presence and that of the companions of the lord king.
Test[ibus] nobis ipsis apud Lateranum ix. die Aprilis anno primo post reditum nostrum de Sirya.
10 Feb.
(Codex eburneus in Rouen Library, fo. 11.
Trans. 167.)
279.Letter of Richard I. to Walter archbishop of Rouen. He thanks him greatly for so promptly and kindly removing the interdict from the land of the king of France; but as the earl of Leicester, who has suffered much for his loyalty to himself is detained in captivity because the archbishop has not yet quitclaimed (quietastis) the king of French for the cause of the interdict, he begs him for love of himself, and for the earls release, to execute letters patent, and to despatch them to the king of the French, absolving him and quitclaiming the cause of the interdictespecially as he [Richard] has made him satisfaction on behalf of the said kingand [assuring him] that he will no longer demand this of him.
Teste meipso apud Salmuram x. die Februarii.
[? 1199.]
1 Jan.
(Original in Library of Neufchtel.
Trans. 475.)
280. Charter of Geoffrey de Sai and of Geoffrey, son of the said Geoffrey and of Aeliza de Kaisneio. For their weal and that of all their friends, and for the souls of the said Aeliza de Kaisneio and of William her son and of William earl de Magnavilla, they give to the hospital of the blessed Thomas the Martyr at Drinco[u]rt and the poor brethren dwelling in it the wood of Periers (Pirariis), with all its appurtenances within and without, and the church of St. Nicholas of Monnouval, with all its appurtenances, for the support of the aforesaid poor brethren in frank almoin. And they deliver this charter into the hand of their worshipful father and lord, Walter archbishop of Rouen, who, at their urgent prayer, has freely bestowed the said endowment on those poor brethren.
Actum est hoc apud Rothomagum in capella domini et patris nostri Walterii archiepiscopi, post missam de puer natus est prima die mensis Januarii, anno ab incarnatione domini MoCoXCoVIIIo testibus his: Willelmo de Constanciis, magistro Garino Angli[co], archidiaconis; magistro Simone cancellario; magistro Johanne de Sagio, Drogone de Trublevilla, Henrico de Andeli, canonicis Rothomagensibus; magistro Eustachio; Roberto de Sancto Nichasio; Gaufrido decano de Sancto Salvio; Johanne de Pratellis; Micha[e]le de Fossa; Ricardo de Blevilla, et aliis multis.
(Necrology of the church of Rouen. (fn. 30)
Trans. 334.)
281. Charter of Mauger bishop of Worcester, W[ ] prior of Little Malvern and Luke de Cally, executors of the will (executores testamenti) of Peter Caballus, clerk. They notify that Peter, in his last moments, specially bequeathed with his own mouth, certain of his goods, and committed to them the general disposition of all his other goods. Out of regard for the weal of his soul, they ordained, concerning his stone house at Rouen, which belonged to Reginald Buglarius, as follows: the two daughters of Richard de St. Wandrille were to have a moiety of the house, and the two daughters of Renold Marecot, nieces of deceased, the other moiety, as a marriage portion, on condition that their fathers paid, in return, to them, or to Luke de Cailly in their place, 20 (fn. 31) pounds [in money] of Tours for the poor. If they should refuse, Luke de Cailly was to have that house, paying to the aforesaid nieces of the deceased, 40 pounds to [the first] two and 40 to [the other] two, saving to the chapter of the church of Rouen 40 shillings [in money] of Tours to be received annually from that house for the anniversary of the deceased. On this their appointment being laid before the fathers of the said girls, Richard de St. Wandrille, refusing the moiety of the said house, preferred that 40 pounds of Tours [money] should be counted out (numerari) to his two daughters in its place; [but] Renold Marescot preferred to receive possession, on the above condition, of the moiety falling to the share of his. They have therefore given him possession of the said moiety in the name of his daughters, and he has subsequently satisfied them as to the said 40 pounds of Tours [money]. He will also pay annually to the chapter of Rouen 20 shillings of Tours [money], for his moiety, towards the anniversary of the deceased.


  • 1. Trans.: Teste.
  • 2. Rectius: Nuers (Liber Rubeus, p. 312).
  • 3. Trans.: Page.
  • 4. Rectius: Marie.
  • 5. Trans.: Cesterciensi.
  • 6. Rectius: Cenomannum.
  • 7. Rectius: Erleia.
  • 8. Edited by P. Laffleur de Kermingant, 1880.
  • 9. MS.: Teste.
  • 10. i.e., de Normanvilla.
  • 11. Trans.: Scotenand.
  • 12. Priory of Rouge Camp (Seine Infrieure); Hesmy (Seine Inferieure).
  • 13. The witnesses are omitted in this Cartulary.
  • 14. Henricus, in Cartulary and Transcript, but the king speaks of anima avunculi mei regis H[enrici].
  • 15. In the rubric it is seven (septem) marcs.
  • 16. Trans.: principes.
  • 17. Trans.: Kalendas.
  • 18. It is there wrongly assigned to the abbey de voto of Cherbourg, a house of Austin canons.
  • 19. Trans.: Quare.
  • 20. Sic in Transcript.
  • 21. M. Delisle in his Cartulaire Normand (No. 47) observes that he could not find this charter in Carton J. 918, where the inventory places it. The Transcript in Vol. 133, No. 125, is taken from J. 919.
  • 22. Trans.: Quare.
  • 23. Alia.
  • 24. See Robert of Torigny (Rolls Ed., p. 242.)
  • 25. 11601173.
  • 26. Trans.: D.
  • 27. Duchy of Lancaster: Royal Charters, No. 36.
  • 28. Trans.: Sat.
  • 29. Rectius: Soligneio.
  • 30. Several extracts from this Necrology relating to the obits of kings and magnates are included in M. Devilles Transcripts. They are all printed in Bouquet, vol. xxiii.
  • 31. Sic in Transcript.