Eure: Part 1

Pages 97-119

Calendar of Documents Preserved in France 918-1206. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1899.

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Part 1

[Cartulary (fn. 1) of the See, G. 6, and Cartulary of the Chapter, G. 122, in Archives of the Eure.]
(Cartulary, G. 6, fo. 9; and
G. 122, fo. 41.
Trans. 23.)
282. Charter of Henry I. addressed to G[eoffrey] archbishop of Rouen, and John bishop of Lisieux, and Stephen count of Mortain, and Robert de Haia, etc. A fair is to be held at Nonancourt on the day of St. Mary Magdalene and two days previous. All on their way to or from it are specially to enjoy his peace. Oin bishop of Evreux is to have a moiety of the issues and himself a moiety.
Testibus: Rannulfo cancellario, et Nigello de Albin[iaco]. Apud Westmonasterium.
(Cartulary, G. 6, fo. 110; and
G. 122, fo. 41.
Trans. 24.)
283. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the primate and bishops of Normandy. He gives and grants for the weal of the souls of his father and his mother and his wife Maud, and of his own, to the church of Evreux and Audin its bishop, for ever, all the churches and tithes of Nonancourt, and of Verneuil, and of the port of Vernon, with some smaller benefactions.
Testibus: T[urstano] archipiscopo Eboracensi, et R[oberto] de sigillo, et N[igello] nepote episcopi, et G[aufrido] filio Pagani. Apud Toucamp.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 42d.
Trans. 28.)
284. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the bishop of Evreux and his lieges of the bishoprick. He confirms the gift, by Richard de Herescort and Emma his wife and Gilbert his stepson (privignus) of the church of Esmanville to the church of Evreux as a prebend.
Testibus: Turstino Eboracensi archiepiscopo, [et] (fn. 2) Bernardo episcopo de Sancto Davit. Apud Rothomagum.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 40.
Trans. 26.)
285. Charter of Henry I. addressed to the bishops of Norwich and Ely, and his lieges of Suffolk. He gives and grants to Oin bishop of Evreux his manor of Bramford (Branfort) and forty shillings a year from sokemen in the Hundreds of Claydon (Claindone) and Basmere (Bosemere). He is to hold as the king held, with freedom from shire [courts], hundred [courts], geld, danegeld, pleas, and aids.
Testibus: G[aufrido] cancellario, et Roberto de sigillo, et G[aufrido] de Clintona. Apud Londoniam.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 40; and
G. 6 [from vidimus
by chapter], fo. 12.)
286. Writ of Henry I. addressed generally. The corrody (corredium) and everything belonging to the bishop of Evreux, which his men can testify (affidare) to be of his demesne, is to be free of toll and all dues, under penalty of ten pounds.
Teste Roberto de sigillo. Apud Thouc[am].
(Cartulary, G. 6, fo. 9; and
G. 122, fo. 41d.
Trans. 20)
287. Charter of Henry I. addressed generally. He gives and grants to the church of [St. Mary of] Evreux and Audin the bishop the tithe of all his revenues at Verneuil, and settles the dispute between that church and the monks of St. Evroul by consent of Audin bishop of Evreux, War[in] abbot of St. Evroul, and Peter abbot of Blois.
Testibus hiis: Hugone archiepiscopo Rothomagensi, et J[ohanne] episcopo Sagiensi, et R[oberto] de sig[illo], et Nig[ello] episcopi nepote, et Johanne baiocensi, et R[oberto] comite Gloecestriæ filio meo, et G[aufrido] filio Pagani, et Willelmo filio Odonis. Apud Rodolium.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 6d.
Trans. 25.)
288. Charter of Henry I. addressed generally. He grants to St. Mary of Evreux the land of Bramford (Branfort) in Suffolk (Sudfolc) with its appurtenances, which he had previously given to Audin bishop of Evreux, and which Audin, with his consent and permission, had given in alms to that church. The church of St. Mary is to hold that land as it was held by the bishop.
Testibus: T[urstano] archiepiscopo Eboracensi, et H[ugone] archiepiscopo Rothomagensi, et B[ernardo] episcopo Sanct[i] David, et H[enrico] episcopo Winton[iensi], et W[illelmo] comite War[enne], et S[tephano] comite Mor[itolii], et M[ilone] Gloecestrie, et P[agano] filio Johannis, et G[aufrido] filio Pagani.
G. 6, fo. 9; and
G. 122, fo. 41d.
Trans. 21.)
289. Charter of Henry I. addressed to his officers for Normandy and Rouen. He grants to Oin (Oyno) bishop of Evreux the land and house at Rouen which the said bishop had purchased from Peter, son of William Brunus, the king's clerk, and from Rannulf the writer, for 100 shillings of Rouen, for the use of the church of Evreux. The house to be held as freely as it was by William.
Testibus: Adel[ulfo] episcopo Carlol[ensi], et comite Legrecestrie, et Rogero de Fiscanno, et Willelmo de Ely, et Radulfo de Hasting. Apud Rothomagum.
[Ante 1 Aug.]
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 40d.
Trans. 22. (fn. 3)
290. Charter of Henry I. addressed generally. In the presence of Hugh archbishop of Rouen, J[ohn] bishop of Lisieux, A[udin] bishop of Evreux, J[ohn] bishop of Séez, and A[lgar] bishop of Coutances, and by the common counsel, and consent of all the barons below, this has been decreed and established concerning those who slay men in the truce and peace of the church and break truce: namely, that if the slayer be challenged to trial by battle, that battle shall be held in the king's court; and if he be convicted, the bishop in whose diocese it was done shall have his fine, that is, nine pounds of the convict's money, from the hand of the king's justice. If his money amounts to more, the balance shall be the king's; if to less, the bishop shall have it all, and so there shall be nothing taken for the king until the bishops receive the full fine. If the challenger should make default, the slayer shall purge himself in church by the hands and the ordeal (judicium) of the church; and if he should be there convicted, the fine shall be dealt with as above. And if he should escape the punishment of slayers and offenders, and leave the king's land, it shall be the same with the fine. And if he should make his peace with the king, that peace shall not comprise the bishop's fine, but he shall pay it to the bishop, or make his peace for it with him.
Testibus: comite Gloecestrie, et St[ephano] comite Moritonii, et Roberto comite Leg[recestrie], et Willelmo [sic] Giffart, et B[riennio] filio comitis, et R[?oberto] de C[ur]ci, et Hugone Bigot, et Willelmo filio Odonis, et Willelmo filio Johannis, apud Rothomagum anno gratiæ Mo et Co et XXXV. presentibus Nig[ello] Eliensi episcopo, et Aelolfo Carlol[ensi] episcopo, et R[oberto] de Sig[illo].
(Cartulary, G. 6, fo. 8; and
G. 122, fo. 9.
Trans. 54.)
291. Charter of Stephen, repeating above charter of Henry, and [purporting to be] issued in the presence of the same five prelates.
Testibus: episcopo Carlol[ensi]; G[aleranno] comite de Mellent, et Unfrido de Buh[un], et Rob[erto] Avenell[o]. Apud Ebroicas.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 7.
Trans. 59.)
292. Charter of Stephen, addressed to Hugh archbishop of Rouen and his lieges of Normandy. He grants a fair in his castle of Nonancourt for three days annually, as instituted by his uncle king Henry. The church of Evreux is to have half its profits, and he the other half. All are to be in [the king's] peace going thither, and returning.
Testibus: A[delolfo] episcopo Carlolensi, et H[enrico] de Soilli, et G[aleranno] comite de Metllent, et R[oberto] comite Legr[ecestrie], et Umfrido de Buh[un]. Apud Ebroicas.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 7.
Trans. 60.)
293. Charter of Stephen, addressed to H[ugh] archbishop of Rouen and his lieges of Normandy. For the souls of King Henry his uncle and lord, and of his own relatives, and for the weal of himself, his wife, his brothers and his sons, he confirms to St. Mary's Évreux, and bishop Audin king Henry's gift of all the churches of Nonancourt, with the tithes of fields, mills, ovens, and all his revenues there, and a carucate of land and two houses in the town free from dues; also all the churches of Verneuil with the tithes, etc., and the tithe of the port of Vernon, which was in king Henry's demesne, when he made the gift.
Testibus: Adel[olfo] episcopo Carlolensi, G[aleranno] comite de Metll[ent], et R[oberto] comite Legrec[estrie], et H[enrico] de Solli nepote regis, et Humfrido de Buh[un], (fn. 4) et R[oberto] Avenello. Apud Ebroicas.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 6d.
Trans. 61.)
294. Charter of Stephen, addressed generally. He confirms to St. Mary's, Evreux, the land of Bramford (Branfort) in Sudfolc, as his uncle king Henry gave it to bishop Audin, and the bishop to the church by king Henry's permission.
Testibus: A[delolfo] episcopo Carl[olensi], et H[enrico] de Soilli, (fn. 5) et G[aleranno] comite de Metll[ent], et Umfrido de Buth[un], et R[oberto] comite Legrecestrie, et R[oberto] Avenell[o]. Apud Ebroicas.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 7d.
Trans. 58.)
295. Charter of Stephen, addressed to the bishops of Norwich and Ely and to all his officers of Suffolk. He restores to Audin bishop of Evreux the manor of Branfort and the sochemannes of Claidon and Bosemere and Lose Hundreds which king Henry had given him. The manor is to be held as freely as by king Henry when it was in its hands, and its men to be quit of pleas and shire [courts] and hundred [courts] and gelds and danegeld and aids to the justice and sheriff (auxiliis justic’ et (fn. 6) vicec’) as by king Henry's charter.
Testibus: R[ogero] cancellario, et R[ogero] de Fisc[anno], et R[oberto] de Ver, et Willelmo Martel. Apud Westm[onasterium].
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 7.
Trans. 57.)
296. Charter of Stephen, addressed to the bishop of Norwich and all his officers of Normandy and Suffolk (Sudf’). He gives to the canons of St. Mary's, Evreux, half the rent and profits of the manor of Branford, as Aldoen (sic) bishop of Evreux gave [it] them by his charter, king Henry having given it him by his charter, and he [Stephen] afterwards.
Testibus: T[urstano] archiepiscopo Eboracensi, et R[ogero] cancellario, et R[otrodo] com[ite] de Pertica, et Rannulfo de Baioc[is], et Ric[herio] (fn. 7) de Aquila. Apud Oxeneford.
[? 1139.]
(Cartulary, G. 6, fo. 10; and
G. 122, fo. 41d.
Trans. 317.)
297. Letter of T[hurstan] archbishop of York to O[do?] the dean and the canons of St. Mary's, Evreux. They are aware that he, who bought it, and his brother, their bishop [Oin], to whom he had given it, gave to Gilbert his [brother's] chamberlain their house in Rouen to be held of their church and bishop. He implores them therefore to uphold Gilbert, and to help him, both on account of his rights and for the bishop's soul, in gratitude for the bishop's love and kindness towards them.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 7d.
Trans. 86.)
298. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He grants to St. Mary's Evreux, the manor of Branfort in Suffolk and 40 solidates in sochemen in Clandone Hundred and Bosemere Hundred, which king Henry his grandfather gave to Oin bishop of Evreux, to be held as freely as his grandfather held it in his demesne.
Testibus: Philippo Baiocensi episcopo; Jocellino Saresbiriensi episcopo; Hylario Cicestrensi episcopo; Thomas cancellario; Rag[inaldo] comite Cornubie; Roberto comite Legrecestrie. Apud Norh[antonam].
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 40. Trans. 88.)
299. Charter of Henry II. (as king of the English [rex Angl’] only) addressed to the bishop of Lisieux and his lieges of Normandy. It has been decided (recognitum) before him at Argentan that John count of Ponthieu owes to the church of St. Mary, Evreux, a wax candle (cereum), every year, [worth] 20 shillings of such money as in current in Normandy, for the fee of Montgomery which he holds of that church and of the bishop of Evreux.
Testibus: Phillippo Baiocensi, et Arnulfo Lexoviensi, et Hylario Cicestrensi episcopis, et Thoma cancellario, et comite de Mellent, et Roberto de Novoburgo, et Willelmo filio Johannis, et Willelmo de Ansgervilla. Apud Argentonum.
(Cartulary, G. 6, fo. 99; and G. 122, fo. 41d. Trans. 84.)
300. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He grants and confirms to all who dwell at Condé (Condatum) in the town of the bishop of Evreux all those liberties which the men of Breteuil (Britolium) enjoy throughout his territory.
Testibus: Rotrodo archiepiscopo Rothomagensi; R[ogero] archiepiscopo Eboracensi; A[rnulfo] episcopo Lexoviensi; F[rogerio] episcopo Sagiensi; G[aufrido] archidiacono Cant[uarensi]; R[icardo] archidiacono Pictavensi; Roberto decano Ebroicensi. Apud Argentonum.
[Circ. 1174.]
(Cartulary, G. 6, fo. 10; and
G. 122, fo. 40d.
Trans. 85.)
301. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and his lieges of Normandy. He grants and confirms to those who dwell at Condé under the bishop of Evreux, or who may receive dwellings there all the customary liberties and quittances of those of Breteuil.
Testibus: Rotrodo Rothomagensi archiepiscopo; Willelmo comite de Mand[evilla]; Ricardo de Humeto de constabulario; Unfrido de Bohun; Reginaldo de Cortenai; Hugone de Laci; Seherio de Quinci; Ricardo de Vernone; Roberto Marmion; Ricardo de Clavilla (fn. 8) (sic); Widone de Sancto Walerico; Willelmo Malo Vicino; Gerardo de Clavilla (fn. 8) (sic). Apud Chivilli.
(Cartulary, G. 122. fo. 43d. Trans. 82.)
302. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and his lieges of Normandy. He confirms to John son of Luke his purchase as in charter following, but without mention of the fine.
Testibus: Rotrodo Rothomagensi archipiscopo, et E[gidio] Ebroicensi episcopo; Willelmo de Curci dapifero; Willelmo de Glanvilla; Nicholao de Veiocis. Apud Burum.
[1181, Circ.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 43d.
Trans. 84.)
303. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and his lieges of Normandy. He confirms to John the son of Luke and his heirs the land at Rouen in front of St. Denis which belonged to Roger magnus the canon, and which John bought from Robert the harper (citharista) to whom the king had given it for his service, and for which John afterwards made a fine in the king's court before his justices, at Caen.
Testibus: Henrico Baiocensi, Frogero Sagiensi, Reginaldo Batoniensi, Sefrido (fn. 9) Cicestrensi, episcopis; Gaufrido Lincolnensi electo; magistro Waltero de Constanciis Oxon[iensi] (fn. 10) archidiacono; Willelmo Painel Abrincensi archidiacono; Stephano de Turonis, senescallo Andegavie; Roberto Marmion; Roberto de Harewcort; Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie; Hamone pincerna. Apud Argentun. (fn. 11)
[July 1181– March 1182.]
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 43d. Trans. 83.
304. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and others. They are to guard, uphold, and protect John bishop of Evreux, and everything appertaining to him and his church, as the king's own. Should anyone do Wrong to him or his in anything, they are to see that he has full and speedy justice. All who used to pay dues or service to his predecessors are to be made to pay them to him.
Testibus Ric[ardo] Winton[iensi] episcopo; magistro Waltero (fn. 12) de Constanciis; Reginaldo de Cortenai. Apud Clarendon[am].
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 44.
305. Writ of Robert earl of Leicester addressed to his seneschals and bailiffs of Normandy. They are to guard, maintain, and protect the substance, holdings, revenues, and men of St. Mary's, Evreux, and of the bishop as if [they were] his demesne substance and his demesne men. They are therefore to molest them wrongfully in nothing, nor suffer them, so far as they can, to be molested by others.
Valete, Avete, Gaudete. Amen.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 24.)
306. Charter of Robert earl of Leicester, notifying that, for the weal of the souls, of his fathers and mother, and of all his predecessors, and the weal of his souls and [that] of P[arnel] his wife, and all their children, he gives and grants to God and St. Mary's, Evreux, 3 muids of wine from (in) his vineyards at Paci annually, for celebrating masses in that church, of good wine, suitable for celebrating masses. Moreover, he gives God and St. Mary from (in) his mills at Paci one sestier of good wheat suitable for making hosts for the celebration of masses. The said wine and wheat shall be delivered by the hands of his seneschal at vintage-time.
Testibus hiis: Petronilla comitissa sponsa mea; R[ogero] dei gratia electo Sancte Andree ecclesie de Scocia, et R[oberto] de Britol[io], filiis meis; Ernauto de Bosco; Roberto fratre suo; Willelmo Brustesauz senescallo de Paci; Radulfo de Waus; Matheo de Breeucort; Otonone (sic) de Breeucort; Petro filio suo; Roberto Neel; Radulfo postel; Gilleberto de Carneles, et multis aliis.
1189, (fn. 13) 22 Oct.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 7d. Trans. 149.)
307. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He grants to St. Mary of Evreux the manor of Branfort in Sudfolc, with its appurtenances, and 40 solidates in socmen, and in Claydon (Clandon) Hundred and Basmere (Bosemere) Hundred which king Henry his great-grandfather had given to bishop Oin and the church of Evreux. The manor is to be held as freely as by Henry I.
Testibus: Waltero Rothomagensi archiepiscopo; Hugone Dunelmensi episcopo; Ricardo Lundoniensi electo; Godefrido Winthonensi electo; Roberto comite Leicestrie; Willelmo comite Arundelli; Willelmo de Sancto Johanne marescallo; Johanne de Pratellis; Rogero de Pratellis; Hugone Bardol; Gaufrido filio Petri; Datum per manum Willelmi de Lungo campo Elyensis electi et cancellarii nostri, xxij. die Octobris. Apud Winthon[iam] anno primo regni nostri.
1190, 2 Jan.
(Cartulary, G. 6, fo. 8.
Trans. 158.)
308. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He has granted to John bishop of Evreux and his successors for ever a market at the bishop's town of Condé on Saturday. No one is to disturb this privilege.
Testibus: Waltero archiepiscopo Rothomagensi; Willelmo [filio] Radulfi senescallo Normannie; Willelmo de Humeto constabulario; Roberto de Harew[cort]. Datum apud Vernolium ii. die (fn. 14) Januarii, per manum Johannis archidiaconi Lexoviensis, regni nostri anno primo.
1192, 10 Jan.
(Cartulary, G. 6, fo. 9.
Trans. 161.)
309. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He restores and confirms to Morehius le Diveis, (fn. 15) the fortified house (fortem domum) of Yllees, with all its appurtenances which has been adjudged to him as his right and inheritance at the king's exchequer at Caen, [as] against William de Aneto, before William son of Ralf, the king's seneschal, and the other barons at the exchequer, to be held by him and his heirs of the bishop of Evreux, by the service due from the fief. The bishop is to hold it of the king. And for the weal of his and his ancestors’ souls, and in atonement for his sins, and in consideration of the wrong wrought to the church of Evreux, he gives and quitclaims to the said Morehius the sum of money which his ancestor king Henry devoted to the fortification of the said house of Ylles.
Testibus: Roberto comite Leecestrie; Gaufrido de Lezignan; Hugone le Brun; Andrea de Chauvigne; Radulfo de Mallion (sic); Gaufrido de la Cele; Willelmo de Rupis; Olivario de Rochefort; Rogero de Toone; Gaufrido de Bruslone; Baldwino de Betune; Johanne de Pratellis; Petro de Pratellis; Henrico de Grac; Garino filio Geroudi; Gaufrido de Bosco; Gilleberto Malesmains; Guillelmo de Mineres, et pluribus aliis. Datum per manum magistri Phillippi clerici nostri, apud Japhe, (fn. 16) anno tertio regni nostri, xo die Januarii.
[1198, 13 Aug.]
(Cartulary, G. 6, fo. 92.
Trans. 169.)
310. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He confirms to Cato Son of Moreheus le Diveis (fn. 17) the gift he restored to Moreheus his father, namely the fortified house (fortis domus) Yllees, with all its appurtenances in fees and demesnes, etc. which was adjudged to Moreheus his father, as his right and inheritance, at the king's exchequer at Caen, against William de Aneto, before William son of Ralf the king's seneschal, and the other barons of the king then at his exchequer, to be held by him and his heirs of the bishop of Evreux by the service due from the fief. The bishop holds the fief from the king with his temporalities (regali suo). In consideration of the wrong wrought to the church of Evreux, the king also quitclaims to Cato the sum of money which his ancestor (atavus) king Henry devoted to the fortification of the said house of Yllees. This quitclaim is not to be revoked or maligantly undone by his successors.
Testibus: Radulfo comite de Augo; Guillelmo filio Radulfi senescallo nostro; Guillelmo de Humeto constabulario nostro; Guillelmo Marescallo; Guillelmo de Maloleone; Guillelmo de Stagno; Stephano de Pertico; Gerardo de Fortnival; Roberto Tresgoz;… camerario; Roguene de Saceis; Johanne de Fraiscia (sic); Guidone de Troars; Bartholomeo de Insula et pluribus aliis. Datum per manum Eustachii Elyensis episcopi cancellarii nostri apud Roquetum d'Orival, regni nostri anno ixo, xiiio die Augusti.
(Cartulary, G. 122, fo. 18d. Trans. 427.)
311. Charter of Robert count of Meulan, notifying that for the weal of the soul of Simon count of Evreux his uncle, and [those] of his predecessors, and his own, he has given the church of Evreux, in alms for ever, to buy oil for six lamps ever burning, night and day before the greater altar, above count Simon's tomb, 20 shillings of current money, charged on the wine-tax (vinagium), due to him yearly at Michaelmas from the knights of the comté of Evreux. Moreover, his mother Agnes countess of Meulan has, with his assent, given them, charged on the vicomté of Evreux, an annual rent for 20 shillings current money for the same light, and Roger his brother 20 shillings for the same purpose, charged on his revenue from Brionne, in the count's presence and with his consent.
Testibus: Almalrico comite Ebroicensi; Rogero de Conchis; Symone de Aneto; Rogero de Achynneio; Seherio de Quinci; Amalrico de Laci; Adam de Cirri; Fulcone Capellano; Radulfo Galopin.
[Cartularies in Archives of the Eure, H. 793 and H. 794 (fn. 18) ]
(Cartulary, H. 793, fo. 69d. (fn. 19) )
312. Charter of Hugh de Lacie. For his soul, and those of his predecessors and successors, he gives to God and St. Taurin, and the monks there, the churches of Fore and the tithes of the honour of that, town, and the tithes of Tyrebegan and all Tyrefeihred, in his demesne, and the mill at Fore called St. Fisquin's mill, and the wood near the town, called “Seculum Nemus” for the habitation of the monks.
Testibus his: Willelmo de Meset; Willelmo parvo; Roberto de Alto villari; Gilleberto de Nogent; Roberto Flamenc; Roberto de Bigart; Nicholao de Dignon; Ynono (sic) (fn. 20) sacerdote; Radulfo clerico; Nicholao clerico.
[Circ. 1190.]
(Cartulary, H. 793, fo. 71.)
313. Charter of Herbert de Ma[t (fn. 21) ]re giving and granting to St. Taurin and St. Fecchin and the monks there, for the souls of Hugh de Lacy and of himself, and his brother Andrew and his infants Nicholas and William, and all his relatives and benefactors, two carucates of land at Culcarmoc of the nearer land adjoining the land of the canons of Culdovony, etc. …
Testibus his: Hugone de Lasci; Roberto de Lasci; Ricardo de Tuith; Radulfo de Tuith; Hugone de Tuith; Willelmo de Meset; Roberto de Bosco; Willelmo de Molend[inis]; B’ enart de Clarend[?ona]; Rogero de Sancto Hysmael; Willelmo T'e; Rig’ de Claren[dona] et pluribus aliis. (fn. 22).
(Cartulary, H. 793, fo. 70.
Trans. 472.)
314. Charter of Walter de Lacy. For the weal of his soul and [those] of his father and mother and Margaret his wife, and all his predecessors and relatives (conjuncti) he gives to the monks of St. Taurin serving God at Faure (Favorem) all the land, with its appurtenances, held at Burrin by William de Andeli, of the gift of his father Hugh de Lascy, as fully as it was divided [out] to him and permabulated, to be held of him and his heirs by the monks and their successors in alms for ever, as free from all earthly service as any endowment can be bestowed on a religious house, saving only the holding (tenementum) of Robert son of the above William, which he and his heirs are to hold of the aforesaid monks, paying them 15 shillings annually for all service.
Hiis testibus: Willelmo parvo; Radulfo p[arv]o; Waltero de Sancmello, et multis aliis.
(Cartulary, H. 793, fo. 70d. Trans. 473.)
315. Charter of Walter de Lascy. He gives to St. Mary and the blessed Taurin and St. Fecchin of Faure (de Favorum) and the monks there serving God, for the weal of his father and his mother and his relatives, two carucates of land at Faure (Favorum) to be held as freely as they were by the wife of Gillebert de Nugent, sister of Richard de Tuith, as the bounds were perambulated for her, from him and his heirs by the monks and their successors there, as free from all earthly service and demands as any endowment can be conferred on a religious house. He further confirms to the said monks all the gifts, both of lands and other ecclesiastical endowments given them by his father Hugh de Lascy.
His testibus: domno Symone Midensi episcopo; Radulfo archidiacono Mid[ensi]; Ricardo de Tuith; Willelmo parvo; Ricardo [de] Feypo; Ricardo de Broimart; Alexandro clerico, et multis aliis.
1195, 15 Jan.
(Cartulary, H. 793, fo. 57; and
H. 794, fo. 45.)
316. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He confirms to the abbey of St. Taurin all the gifts that have been made to it. Among the benefactors named are Robert Malet and Emelina his wife, Gocelinus de Sachewilla and William his son, Robert de Bellomonte, Gohel de Ivry, Roger the butler de Normanvilla (who became a monk in the abbey); Ralf de Toeneio, who gave, in England, Heseleia, with its appurtenances, by consent of William king of the English; Henry earl of Warwick, who, for the souls of his lord king William and queen Matildis and himself, gave, in Wales (terra Walensium), at Gower (Gouherium) the church of St. Kenetus, and land for two ploughs in the vicinity of that church, and the tithe of that vill (fn. 23) (ejusdem ville languene) and a suitable spot for a mill, and [enough] of his wood for all their necessities and the tithes of all his rents, and his hunting and fishing and of all his demesne, and the churches of Tauvin (fn. 24) and Pennart with the tithes, and the churches of the Isle (de Insula) free of all claim; Osbern son of Hugh de Cornuis, at Longueville, by consent of his lord Roger, the king's butler (pincerna); Richard de Milleriis, who granted, by consent of his brother William and his relatives, his rights, in the church of Milleres, and received sufficient food from the abbey all the days of his life.
Testibus: Garino Ebroiciensi, W[illelmo] Lexoviensi, episcopis; Willelmo filio Radulfi tune senescallo Normannie; Roberto de Harec[ort], Wankelino de Ferreriis; Henrico de Grai, et pluribus aliis. Data apud Vallem (fn. 25) Rodolii xvo die Januarii per manum Willelmi Elyensis episcopi cancellarii nostri, anno vio regni nostri.
18 March.
(Cartulary, H. 793, fo. 70.
Trans. 328.)
317. Charter of E[ugene] archbishop of Armagh, primate of all Ireland, notifying that he confirms to the abbey of St. Taurin and Fechin (Fecchinus), at Favoria, and the monks there serving God and the saints the churches of Favores and all the tithes or ecclesiastical endowments which the charter of Hugh de Lascy confirms to them, with all other ecclesiastical profits (fructus) that may arise from those churches, and the land which the said Hugh or other good men have bestowed on that abbey free from all secular services, with any other endowments contained in the charter of the bishop of the diocese.
Datum anno gracie MoCCoVIo, XV. kal. Aprilis.
[Cartulary in Archives of the Eure, H. 711 (fn. 26) ]
[Circ. 1080.]
(Cartulary, fo. 145d.
Trans. 17.)
318. Charter of William I. addressed to bishop Remigius and Robert de Oili. The abbey of Préaux, (de Pratellis) is to enjoy his alms to it, namely the land of Ælfhelm (Alfelmi) and Wulfric (Vulfrici) at Watlington (Watintona) as the [houses of] other saints who enjoy his alms; and anyone who makes a claim there is to lay it before himself.
He also gives five hides at Aston (Extona) with the church and the burying of the whole vill, having received from the abbey the vill of St. Clair (Santus Clerus), and given it to his brother Robert count of Mortain. This land, given in exchange formerly belonged to Thorix the Dane. He also grants five hides at Arlscott (Orlavescoth) (fn. 27) which Roger of Beaumont (Bellimontis) gave the abbey; and he gives the tithe of Sturminster (Sturministris) and four tithes added by Roger's sons Robert count of Meulan (Mellent) and Henry earl of Warwick, namely those of Hill Moreton (Moritona) and of Norton, and of Whitchurch (Wincecere) and of Great Harborough (Herborbeia). He also grants for the redemption of his soul and those of his wife Mathildis and his sons, the gifts of Arnulf de Hesdinch, namely the church of Newbury (Neuberie) with the tithe of all the revenue from the vill, that is of mills, of toll (theloneo) and of everything capable of being tithed, and a hide (hildram) of land and the priest's house free from all rent, due, or service. He also grants the tithe of Stratfield (Straphelh) and of Shaw (Sagas) which Hugh son of Baldric, sheriff of York (Eurohic), gave for the fellowship and prayers of the monks.
(Cartulary, fo. 145.)
319. [Notification that] in the days of this prince [William I.] a certain knight Ralf by name of the district of Caux (Calcensi) by command of that prince and of William Maleth whose knight he was (cui idem miles militabat) came to Préaux and gave St. Peter his land, namely that of a vavassor at Buletoth, that he might be made a monk, which was done. This he did with consent of that prince and of William Maleth in whose demesne was that land. For this, abbot Anffrid (fn. 28) admitted William Maleth to the fellowship of the abbey. And William gave the land of a saltpan belonging to him at Harfleur (Haretfluce). When William was dead, Robert his son came to Préaux and confirmed (concessit) his father's gift and remitted the castle-ward (custodias castrorum) which he claimed (calumniando exigebat) from the men of that land. He also gave seven measures (ambras) of salt yearly for that saltpan which his father had given, [and] which the violence of the sea had broken.
(Cartulary, fo. 100.)
320. [Notification that] in the reign of William I. and by permission of (concedente) Robert (fn. 29) son of Humfrey [de Vieilles] a certain knight, Gilbert by name, having no heir, gave to St. Peter a gift of his whole inheritance, namely all that he had in the vill of Condé, in the fields, woods, [and] waters, with a part of the church there, that he might be made (quatinus fieret) a monk. He also gave whatever he possessed by inheritance elsewhere [specified]. After this gift had been made, it happened that he begot of his own wife a daughter whom he gave in marriage to Roger de Crucemaris. The said Gilbert lived in the world (in seculo) many years after this, but at last became a monk and was buried with the other monks. When he was buried, Roger de Crucemaris and William abbot of Préaux and his monks came together, and there was produced before them the charter where it was written that Gilbert gave himself and his possessions to St. Peter of Préaux. What need for more? After many discussions, Roger besought the abbot that he might take up (relevaret) the honour of Gilbert from Roger of Beaumont (Bellemontis) of whom it was held (beneficium erat) and if Roger of Beaumont consented (concederet) he would gladly thereafter hold (recognosceret) Gilbert's honour of abbot William. (fn. 30). Both sides came to an agreement, and the land was taken up (relevat’) by abbot William from Roger of Beaumont, on the terms (conditione) that the monks should have half Condé so long as Roger de Crucemaris should live; [and] after his death, all that he had there [should be theirs] entirely except 30 acres of land and [the] house with the court and the lawn (viridario) and two knights, Robert and Roger. As to what he held elsewhere, with the 30 acres, and the house, and the two knights, (fn. 31) his heir should take it up (relevaret) from the abbot or the monks in accordance with the custom of the land (sicuti mos est terre).
Of this is witness Roger of Beaumont who with his [own] hand placed the gift of the said honour on St. Peter's altar; and, in his presence Roger de Crucemaris similarly put (misit) the gift of it on the altar, and there became the abbot's man in the presence of Roger of Beaumont.
Testes ergo et conscii hujus rationis sunt: Rogerus Bellemontis; Turstinus Efflanc[us]; Gocelinus Rufus; Gunscelinus filius Osulfi; Humfridus presbiter; Willelmus infans, filius Fulconis Moiri, qui ab memoriam hujus rei colaphum unum coram altari videntibus multis suscepit.
(Cartulary, fo. 127.)
321. [Notification that] in the reign of Robert son of William king of the English, Roger de Beaumont gave, etc.
The same day, the count (fn. 32) (sic) gave to St. Peter, Préaux, 20 pounds of English money annually from the tithe of his revenues oversea, etc.
[Signa] Roberti comitis de Mellent; Ricardi Wanescrot; Ricardi filii Teoderici; Anchetilli pincerne; Willelmi Stotaville (sic).
[? 1093.]
(Cartulary, fo. 113d.)
322. [Notification that] in the year in which William Rufus king of the English and Robert count of the Normans besieged their brother Henry in Mont St. Michel, two brothers Geoffrey and Roger, sons of Gilbert, came into the chapter of the monks of Préaux, and for the soul of their brother Robert Beleth, recently slain at Evreux, and for those of all their relatives gave St. Peter and his monks for ever an acre (agrum) of land of their demesne at Campigni (Campiniacum), and those seven other acres which their father had mortgaged (posuerat) to the abbot and monks of Préaux, and [which] they had long held (in vadimonium tenuerant) for fifty shillings of Rouen (Romeisinorum) which the said Gilbert had received from the abbot and monks. This they did by a knife which they brought and placed on St. Peter's altar in the presence of the whole convent.
Hujus donationis testes affuerunt ex parte ipsorum:— Willelmus nepos et armiger eorum; Ricardus Wanescrot. Ex parte abbatis: Willelmus maledoctus; Radulfus cocus; Humfridus hospitator, etc.
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, fo. 121d.)
323. [Notification that] Hugh Fichet of Wanescrot, when he became a monk, before he received the “habit” of St. Benedict, gave St. Peter of Préaux, in the presence and with the consent of his sons Hugh and Gervase two thirds of the tithe-sheaves from all his land of Wanescrot, etc. … So also he gave the tithe of flax, hemp, and things that can be tithed, etc. …
T[estibus]: Rogerius Harenc; Ricardus Delval; Ricardus de Bonavilla; etc.
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, fo. 116d.)
324. [Notification that] Hugh Fichet, becoming a monk, gave to St. Peter of Préaux, a smith, Geoffrey by name, dwelling in front of St. Germain, with his house; also the tithe of his mill at Handestuith. On the morrow Robert Maleth coming to visit him (eum) confirmed (concessit) these gifts at the prayer of Hugh.
Testes: Rogerius Harenc; Ricardus de Valle; Ricardus de Bona villa.
Hugh his son, after this, came to Préaux, and entered the fellowship (accepit societatem) of the monks.
Testes ejus: Sanson ejus prepositus; Tustinus armiger; Willelmus miles; Modbertus; Testes Sancti Petri: Ricardus nanus etc. …
And Hugh gave two [out of three] of his tithe-sheaves at Wanescrot for becoming a monk.
(Cartulary, fo. 146. Trans. 420.)
325. [Notification that] in the reign of William the second, king of the English, son of [that] great king William who acquired the English (Anglos) by war (bellando), Robert count of Mellent gave to St. Peter's, Préaux, in England (in Anglica regione) two tithes, namely [those] of Cerlentone and of Poststeberia with the two churches of those vills and the land belonging to them. He also added in another place one vill when the church, namely Sopeland, was dedicated; and this he did with the permission of his lord king William.
(Cartulary, fo. 146.
Trans. 419.)
326. [Notification that] Robert count of Mellant gave to the abbot and monks of Préaux (Pratellum) the manor of Tostes and the tithe of Cerlentone and Posteberies, with the churches of those two vills, for the soul of king William and of queen Maud and for the weal and prosperity of his son William, king of the English, and for the good of the souls of his parents, Roger de Bellomonte and Adelina his wife, and for himself, and his brother Henry, and for all his predecessors. This gift was allowed and confirmed by William, king of the English at Whitsuntide (in diebus Pentecostes) when he first held his court in his new hall at Westminster.
[1085 or 1104.]
30 Nov.
(Cartulary, fo. 110.)
327. [Notification that] a certain youth, Richard by name, having recovered the inheritance of William Roherii his uncle, mortgaged (misit in vadimonio) all that land to St. Peter's, Préaux, and his monks for ten years, for eight shillings sterling (de esterlins) which Warin the monk, of England (de Anglia) delivered to him. Richard, having received a small branch of a rose tree (rose) and a knife, placed (misit) it on St. Peter's altar, saying: “By this branch and knife I give all this land to “St. Peter and his monks in almoin (jure elemosine) for the “souls of my relatives, from whom this inheritance came to “me, and for my soul, free from [any] claim by my relatives, “if I die within the term of these ten years. If, at the end of “the term, I am still alive [but] shall not have returned, the “land shall remain mortgaged to St. Peter till I [do] return. “And when I shall return, I will repay to the monks, on their “forgiving me those eight shillings sterling, 20 shillings of “Roumois money (de Romeisinis) due thereon (qui super eam “jacebant) when I received that land.”
Testibus Sancti Petri: Sturmit de Sellis, etc.… Hec conventio facta est in die festi beati Andree apostoli iiio anno decemnovenali. Epacta xxxiima. Claves terminorum xxxa iiiior.
(Cartulary, fo. 114.)
328. [Notification that] in the year 1106 Robert son of Humfrey pincerna came to Préaux and handed over the land he held in Espagne (Ispania) to abbot Richard and his monks in mortgage for five years, for the 100 shillings which his father should have given when he was made a monk, and for 100 shillings in money of Maine (monete Cenomannice) which Robert received from the abbot for 10 pounds of money of the Roumois (Romesiorum) all alike (omnes pariter), namely to repay 15 pounds at the end of the term, and he to receive [back] his land.
(Cartulary, fo. 146. Trans. 421.)
329. Notification that Robert count of Meulan, of those things which God had given him for his service, gave to St. Peter of Préaux (Sancto Petro de Pratellis) the manor of Tostes, with its appendages, adding sac and soc, tol and team, and infangenumboefe, exempt from all exaction of dues, which the said count had freely possessed as king William the younger had held them. All this he gave to the monastery for the soul of king William and queen Mathildis and William son of the said king (filio ejusdem regis), and for the soul of his [own] father Roger and his mother Adelina and of all his predecessors, for the weal of king Henry and his wife and his children, for himself, his wife, and their children.
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, fo. 136d.
Trans. 41.)
330. Note that Henry I. for the souls of his father and mother gave the abbey of Préaux, a three days’ fair at Bois goiet (Bosco goieth) to be as free as his own.
[? 1118.]
(Cartulary, fo. 116.
Trans. 445.)
331. [Notification] that after the death of Robert count of Mellent, count Gualeran his son, as yet quite a boy (puerulus), gave instructions, by advice of Ralf son of Durand that the house of St. Germain of the land of Roger Harenc and the land of Fichet should be destroyed. But [when] Gualeran came on the morrow, abbot Richard took him aside into the chapter-house, before his father's tomb, and those of his other relatives who lay there, and implored him to allow, for his father's soul, the house of Eudo the smith who shod the packhorses and asses of St. Peter [of Préaux] and the house and grange of William Isoret the tithe-collector (decimator), where St. Peter's tithe was gathered together, to stand. To whom the count made answer: “I neither can nor ought to give you the land of my “knights, but whether other houses fall or not, yet shall not “these houses, for which you implore me, be destroyed, by “orders of mine; and this I grant for my father's soul.”
Testes: Morinus de Pino; Lucas de Barra; Willelmus Isore.
But not long after this the prévôts of Pont Audemer, namely Robert son of Girold and William Comte (comes), by order, as they said, of count Gualeran, destroyed, with other houses, those of William Isore and of Geoffrey the smith which [latter] Hugh Fichet had already given to St. Peter. Then the count, called upon by abbot Richard, summonded the same William Comte and bade him allow these two houses to be rebuilt and to remain undisturbed as alms.
Testes: Willelmo de Pino; Radulfus de Bellomonte.
(Cartulary, fo. 119.
Trans. 413.)
332. Notification that in the year in which the boy William son of Henry king of England (sic) did homage to Louis king of France (sic), Godfrey son of Osulf of Handestuith, a tenant (homo) of St. Peter of Préaux sold an acre (agrum) of his meadow adjoining Ansger's meadow to abbot Richard and the monks of Préaux, out and out (omnino) as if he had sold his horse or his ass, receiving from the abbot 60 shillings in Rouen money (Romesinorum), and a sestier of barley, and freedom for a year from horse service (servicium caballi).
Testes ex parte Godefredi: Anschetillus Rocherol homo ejus; Ricardus vaccarius; Giselbertus frater ipsius. Ex parte abbatis; Herbertus prepositus; Giraldus filius ejus; Helgo de Alneio; Mascelinus de Ginboltivilla Malesapiens; Willelmus Maledoctus; Hugo faber.
(Cartulary, fo. 54.
Trans. 367.)
333. Notification from the convent of St. Mary, War[wick] addressed to abbot Ricard and all the convent of Préaux (de Pratellis). Their whole chapter has allowed the grant by their brother Richard of he tithe of Warm[intone] and of Soteswalle and of Orlavescote.
(Cartulary, fo. 54d.
Trans. 515.)
334. Notification that Roger Abbadon, gave St. Peter of Préaux, on becoming a monk (causâ sui monachatus) the church of Wilee with a virgate of land and two tofts there, one that of a certain widow, the other adjoining it; also a hide of land in Holestorp and all his rights there; and at Bedoorda one bordar (bordier) and pannage for all the abbey's swine in the forest of that vill, with pasture for all their animals, without and within, that is, in wood and on plain, without any payment and without price. Two earls, Roger of Warwick and Robert of Leicester, allowed all this, and Hugh son of Roger Abbadon, who received six marcs of silver from his father, for his consent, confirmed it by [pledging] his own faith and by a kiss (osculo). With his money, moreover, Hugh bought from Hugh son of Richard, in the will called Esnitevele, a vavassor with all his land, on these terms: Richard abbot of Préaux, received that gift, which Hugh Abbadon was to defend against all [men] in all things. This charter (cartula) was confirmed before Roger bishop of Chester, and Richard Pechiet [the] archdeacon and all the clergy in synod and in chapter.
Ex parte Rogerii Abbadon testes fuerunt: Hugo filius ejus, et Rogerius comes de Warwic, et Henricus et Gaufredus fratres ejusdem comitis, et Willelmus Gifart, et Henricus dapifer, et Colsain, et Ranulfus pistor; ex parte vero abbatis Ricardi testes extiterunt: Willelmus decanus; Baldwinus nepos Abbadon; Willelmus de Bonavilla; Normannus de Holestorpz et Willelmus frater ejus, et Volvric de Warmintona.
(Cartulary, fo. 48d. Trans. 465.)
335. Charter of Roger earl of Warwick addressed to all his barons and lieges. He confirms the gift that Ralf de Sancto Sansone gave to St. Peter and the monks of Préaux [namely] one hide and a virgate of land in Warminton and the tithe of Warminton, and that of Ordlavescot, and that of Soteswell and of one hide which Roger Wandard holds in Soteswell of demesne, all which were given by Ralf son of Helebold to Richard father of Ralf in fee for his service.
Testibus: Gundr[eda] comitissa; Henrico fratre meo; Willelmo Giffardo; Walterio capellano; Henrico dapifero.
[N. D.]
(Cartulary, fo. 104d.)
336. [Notification that] Adelina wife of Hugh de Montfort (Montisfortis), came to Préaux, and was made a sister, saying thus: “To this place I give my body and my soul, that I may “here (ibi) be buried before my father and my kinsfolk (parentibus).”
Testibus: Pagano presbitero sancti Leodegarii; Alberto Turiville; Rod[ulfus] Efflanc; Fulcero dapifero ejus; Herlunio cameratio, et multis aliis.
(Cartulary, fo. 117.)
337. Charter of Gualeran count of Meulan confirming all the gifts of his predecessors to the abbey of St. Peter of Préaux in the year 1155, when Rotrou bishop of Evreux, and Roger abbot of Bec, and Michael father of the monastery of Préaux, and Robert de Novoburgo and many other most noble men were present (residentibus) in his courts at Brionne. This he does for the repose of the souls of his father and mother, etc.… and his sons Robert and Gualeran, etc.
(Cartulary, fo. 39.)
338. Charter of Gualeran count of Meulan addressed to all his lords, men, friends, and lieges (fidelibus). He notifies to them the agreement between himself and his cousin (cognato) Roberto de Novoburgo, to whom and to his heirs for ever he grants the 300 pounds he has from [in] Pontaudemer from the lord of Normandy, whether its rents increase or diminish, also 18 pounds from the rent of mills there, which he likewise holds from the lord of Normandy. He also gives him there 40 pounds a year, etc.…… and lands in his [the count's] new bourg (in novo burgo meo) and at Brionne, etc.…… And, for this, he has become the count's man against all men, saving his fealty (fidelitate) to the lord of Normandy, and has quitclaimed all matters in dispute between them, and has sworn to secure the count in all his lands and holdings, and [to give him] faithful aid against all who would wrong him as to his land or any possession of his, And the count will do the same for him. He has also given assurance (assecuravit) to the count, that he will not withhold from him his [own] castle for making war on all who would deprive the count of his land. And the count has given him the stone house, which was [that] of the weavers (texorum) at Meulan.
Testes sunt: Agnes comitissa; Willemus de Pinu; etc.
(Cartulary, fo. 30d. Trans. 136.)
339. Writ of Henry II. addressed to his officers of Norfolk. The monks of Préaux are to hold their lands as free from shire [courts] and hundred [courts] and pleas and plaints (querele) as Robert count of Mellent gave it them and held it himself when alive.
Testes: Thomas canc (fn. 32) [ellarius] et Robertus comes Legrecestrie, apud Westmonasterium.
?1159. Cartulary, fo. 30d. Trans. 137.)
340. Writ of Henry II. addressed to the justices [and] vicomte (vicecom’) of Rouen. Walter, earl Giffard has made recognition before him and before his [own] barons Eustace de Granivilla, Mathew de Girardivilla, Gilbert de Hotot, Robert de Novavilla that the place (platea) where his kitchen is at Rouen belongs to the church of Préaux and has granted it to the said church, after his death.
Teste Rotrodo Ebroicensi episcopo, apud Strepeneium.
(Cartulary, fo. 40d. (fn. 33) )
341. Notification by Robert de Novoburgo that, he being seneschal (dapifero) of Normandy, Walter (Gaulterus) earl Giffard quitclaimed, in the king's court, the mortgage and purchase (emptionem) which he had in the land which Theard held at Rouen to the abbey (ecclesie) of Préaux for the weal of his soul and [those] of his predecessors; to demise it (dismissurus) during his life at his will (pro velle suo), quitclaiming that spot (sedem) entirely to the said abbey after [his] death, in the presence of himself [Robert] and the king's barons.
Testibus: Godardo de Vallibus; Roberto filio Henrici; Ada[mo] de Wannevilla; Mala Herba, et aliis pluribus.
(Cartulary, fo. 31.
Trans. 204.)
342. Notification that in the year 1163, in the reign of Henry the younger king of England, (fn. 34) a certain controversy between William de Campineio and the church of St. Peter of Préaux concerning his claim to a measure of wheat was thus settled. Michael abbot of Préaux agreed to give William 15 pounds of Anjou for releasing his claim, and has done so. William swore that he will never henceforth raise any claim against the church of Préaux on the subject. It happened shortly afterwards that count Gualeran [of Meulan] with Robert his son and several others came to Préaux at the feast of St. Peter ad vincula [August 1] and there the said agreement (concordia) was recorded and allowed (concessa) before them so that the count enjoined on Robert his son that if William or his heir should do any wrong to the church of Préaux, in this matter, Robert should, by one of his knights, defend it, which he granted and promised On the same day abbot Michael redeemed (redemit) a horse of the said William worth (de) seven pounds and eight shillings of Anjou, and made his peace for him with Walter de Sancto Sansone for fifty-two shillings of Anjou, so that ten pounds of Anjou were thus settled (pacificute). Of all the foregoing these are witnesses: Robert de Iovigne, Richard de Tregevilla, Gervase de Grimboldivilla, Roger de Campigneio, Robertus Peisson, Richard Efflanc, Humfrey Lengigneor, and Robert brother of Maurice. Then, to ratify what has been done, abbot Michael and Robert de Hausvilla and William de Monasterio Villari went to Beaumont (Bellimontem) and there in the presence of count Gualeran, the abbot gave the remaining hundred shillings to William, and to Richard Tehard; moreover, forty shillings of Anjou to William's brother, who gave his faith (affidavit) that he would keep this compact himself.
Testes: Henricus de Novoburgo; Robertus archidiaconus frater ejus; Robertus de Jovigne; Goscelinus Rossellus; Robertus le Brun; Robertus filius Alberade; Crispinus; Rainoldus gener Harpini; Willelmus de Hangemara; Robertus frater Mauricii. Ut autem hec firma permaneat, ego Gaulerannus comes Mellenti assensu Roberti filii mei munimento sigilli mei confirmo et ratum esse in perpetuum volo.
Circ. 1 Aug.]
(Cartulary, fo. 30.
Trans. 138.)
343. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his lieges of Normandy. He confirms to the abbey of Préaux and his monks what Waleran count of Mellent has given them of his rents at Pontaudemer, namely the tenth week of all his rents [to be held] as the count holds [the other] nine, according to his charter.
Testibus: Rogero archiepiscopo Eboracensi; Gilberto episcopo Lundoniensi; R[ogero] episcopo Wi[gornensi]; Roberto comite Legcestrie; Ricardo de Luci; Alano de Neivilla. Apud Albummonasterium in Valliis.
[Circ. 1166.]
(Cartulary, fo. 29d.
Trans. 139.)
344. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and his lieges of Normandy. He confirms to the abbey of Préaux and its monks 10 pounds of pennies in [rent of] stalls at Pontaudemer for the annual celebration of the count of Mellent's anniversary, as given them by count Waleran of Mellent. He also grants that they may fish in the Risle (Rilla), annually, for four days at the same anniversary and whatsoever the count possessed in the fishery of La Mare. They are to hold in accordance with the charters of count Waleran and Robert his son and Agnes countess of Mellent.
Testibus: Ricardo de Humeto constabulario: Willelmo Malet dapifero; Willelmo de Hastingis dispensatore; Waltero de Dunstanvilla. Apud Montfortem.
(Cartulary, fo. 28d.
Trans. 141.)
345. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and others. He confirms to the abbot of Préaux the land given by Roger del Esprever and his father to the Church of St. Sanson of Sturville.
Testibus: Henrico episcopo Baiocensi, et Stephano, episcopo Redonensi; Johanne (sic) decano Sar[esberiensi] (fn. 35); Ricardo de Humeto constab[ulario] (fn. 36); Hugo (sic) de Laci, et Henrico de Novoburgo. Apud Montem (sic) Audomari.
(Cartulary, fo. 41.
Trans. 427.)
346. Charter of Robert count of Meulan, notifying that his father, count Waleran, gave the monastery of St. Peter, Préaux, where he became a monk and was buried, by his will (testamento), five arpents of newly planted vineyard, and five arpents of land adjoining it for planting a vineyard, at Osburgenvilla, absolutely free, which he granted in his father's lifetime, and now grants, with one tenant (hospes) there, as quit of all service as on his demesne. He has moreover given, since his father's death, 10 arpents of land for a vineyard, adjoining the above land; and in exchange for 10 pounds of public (publice) money which the said monastery held in pont Audemer, for [celebrating] his father's anniversary, he gives it four arpents of newly planted vineyard, and half an arpent of vineyard called Wastel's.
Testes: Rotrodus Rothomagensis archiepiscopus; Arnulfus Lexoviensis episcopus; Haimericus abbas Sancti Audoeni; Ricardus abbas de Valle Azonis; Willelmus camerarius de Tancarvilla; Henricus de Novoburgo; Hugo de Sancta Maria; Ricardus Bigot; Robertus Belot; Renoldus de Sancto Philiberto; Walterus de Briona.
(Cartulary, fo. 48.
Trans. 429.)
347. Charter of Robert count of Meulan, notifying his grant to the abbey (ecclesie) of St. Peter, Préaux, and the monks there serving God, for the weal of his soul and those of his predecessors, quittance for ever from all tallage and aid (tallia et auxilio) on the land which Hugh “Villanus” his knight has given them at Cherlentona.
Hiis testibus: Willelmo de Homme; Rogero Esflanc; Henrico Lovet; Roberto magno; Henrico Fichet; Roberto Villano, et pluribus aliis.
(Cartulary, fo. 48.
Trans. 428.)
348. Charter of Robert count of Meulan notifying that his knight Hugh, named the Villein (cognomento Villanus), a devout man, who had thought for the future of his souls, has, in his presence and that of his barons, given God and St. Peter, Préaux, and the monks there serving God all his rights in the vill called Cherlentune adjoining Postebere, in lands, men, waters, meadows, pastures, with all his dues from the wood there. This gift the count confirms.
Testes sunt: Agnes comitissa; Rogerius frater comitis; Seherus de Quinci; Willelmus Delamare; Willelmus de Bailleol; Matheus de la Poterie; Ricardus Bigot; Walterius de Brionne; Hugo de Sancta Maria; Goscelinus Rosseil; Gaufridus Ficheit.
[? 1173.]
(Cartulary, fo. 31.
Trans. 203. (fn. 37) )
349. Charter of Henry king of the English, duke of Normandy, count of Anjou, son of king Henry, addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and all his lieges of Normandy. At the request of Robert count of Mellent he confirms to the church of Préaux and its monks quittance from all tallage and all other quittances and liberties as granted them by the count in his charter.
Testibus: Gaufrido comite Britannie; Roberto de Monteforti; Willelmo capellano; Thoma de Sigillo; Willelmo Marescallo; Seherio de Quince juniori; Adamo de Ikebue; Gisleberto de Albumaria; Petro de Adevilla; Roberto de Mara. (fn. 38).
(Cartulary, fo. 53d.
Trans. 347.)
350. Notification by Joc[elin] bishop of Salisbury that he has learnt from the affirmation of master Randulf of Calne, who formerly acted as archdeacon of Berkshire, and from the testimony of many others, that the abbot of Préaux (Pratellis) has no right to present a parson to the church of Eston except in the presence of Nicholas son of Turold, and with his assent.
(Cartulary, fo. 28.
Trans. 142.)
351. Charter of Henry II. addressed to the archbishop of Rouen and others. At the request of Robert count of Meulan, he confirms to the abbey of Préaux quittance from all taille to the count on all the lands it held of him, and all other privileges conferred on it by the count and his ancestors.
Testibus: Petro cardinali et legato; Rotrodo archiepiscopo Rothomagensi; Arnulfo episcopo Lexoviensi; Egidio episcopo Ebroicensi; Johanne (sic) decano Saresberiensi; comite Willelmo de Mannevilla; R[oberto] comite Legescestrie; Ricardo de Humeto conestabulario; Henrico de Novoburgo; Willelmo Malovicino; Seihero de Quinci. Apud Cadomum.
(Cartulary, fo. 27d.
Trans. 108.)
352. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He grants to the abbey of Préaux and its monks the following gifts made to them:— from Alan pincerna, by permission of Robert count of Mellent, 100 shillings of Anjou from (in) the stalls of Pont Audemer, which the count's father, Gualeran, gave Alan for his service; from Hugh “Villanus,” by the said count's permission, all that he held in Cheorleton, near Posteberi, in lands and men, etc. with all his right to dues in the wood there; from Roger de Portis by permission of Ralf and William his sons, 15 acres of land which William de Combunio possesses [in Normandy].
Testibus: Waltero Rothomagensi archiepiscopo; H[ugone] (fn. 39) Dunelmensi, et Henrico Baiocensi, episcopis; H[ugone] (fn. 39) Coventrensi electo, comite Willelmo de Mannevilla; Willelmo de Humeto constabulario (fn. 40); Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie; Alveredo de Sancto Martino; Willelmo de Mara. Apud Cadomum.
(Cartulary, fo. 29.
Trans. 140.)
353. Charter of Henry II. addressed generally. He grants to the abbey and monks of Préaux the gift of Robert count of Mellent for the soul of king Henry, the king's son etc., by permission and assent of Waleran his eldest son, namely rights to wood [detailed] in his forest of Brotone, for the abbey infirmary.
Testibus: Waltero Rothomagensi archiepiscopo; H[ugone] (fn. 41) Dunelmensi, et Henrico Baiocensi, episcopis; H[ugone] (fn. 41) Coventrensi electo; comite Willelmo de Mannevilla; Willelmo de Humeto constabulario; Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie; Alvredo de Sancte Martino; Willelmo de Mara. Apud Cadomum.
(Cartulary, fo. 25.
Trans. 143.)
354. Charter of Henry II. to the abbey of Préaux. Printed in Monasticon Anglicanum, VI. 1027.
(Cartulary, fo. 40.
Trans. 464.)
355. Charter of Gualeran earl of Warwick. He grants to the abbey (ecclesia) of St. Peter, Préaux, (de Pratellis) and the monks there serving God the whole vill of Warmiton, with all its appurtenances, the berrewiks excepted, which was given by his grandfather earl Henry, and confirmed by Henry king of England, free from all earthly service and demands. He wills it to be held as freely as any alms can be.
His testibus: Willelmo Pichot senescaldo; Ricardo de Harecurt; Thoma de Ardene; Willelmo de Ardene; Willelmo clerico; Eleutherio capellano; Rogero Wandard; Hamone de Pratellis, et multis aliis.
1198, 22 Aug.
(Cartulary, fo. 32.
Trans. 171.)
356. Charter of Richard I. addressed generally. He grants to the abbey of Préaux and its monks [the] quittance from all tallage which Robert count of Mellent gave them, and all other quittances and liberties, as confirmed to them by his father's charter.
Testibus hiis: Waltero Rothomagensi archiepiscopo; B[aldwino] comite Albemarle; Willelmo Marescallo; Hugone de Gornai; Willelmo filio Radulfi senescallo Normannie; fratre Manassero elemosinario; Brandino clerico; Ricardo Brieguerr[e], et pluribus aliis. Datum per manum Eustachii Elyensis episcopi cancellarii nostri. Apud Rupem de Oirevalles, anno IX. regni nostri, XXII. die Augusti.


  • 1. Of the 14th century.
  • 2. The bracketed word omitted in Transcript.
  • 3. See No. 9 (p.2).
  • 4. Trans.: “Buthun.”
  • 5. Cartulary: “Soiri” in error.
  • 6. Trans.: “Justitiæ et vicecomitatus.”
  • 7. Trans.: “Ricardo.” So also Inventaire Sommaire.
  • 8. This name should certainly be “Camvilla,” which suggests the date of circ. 1174 for the charter.
  • 9. Trans.: “Sesf” in error.
  • 10. Trans.: “Oxeniæ.”
  • 11. Trans.: “Argentum.”
  • 12. Trans.: “Willelmo” erroneously.
  • 13. “1190,” wrongly, in Inventaire, Sommaire.
  • 14. “II idus” (wrongly) in another Cartulary (G. 122).
  • 15. The Inventaire Sommaire gives “Morelinio le Drocis,” but the original favours Morchius, though the reading is doubtful.
  • 16. Trans.: “Japha.”
  • 17. See note above, p. 103.
  • 18. Of the 14th Century.
  • 19. Followed by a confirmation by M., bishop of Kells (Cenonensis) to which Ralf Parvus, archdeacon of Meath, and Gilbert, prior of Lantony, are witnesses.
  • 20. Rectius: “Yvone” (see Register of the Abbey of St. Thomas, p. 35).
  • 21. Erased (compare Register of the Abbey of. St. Thomas, p. 35).
  • 22. It is a peculiarity of these Irish Charters that the scribe sometimes writes “D” for “de.”
  • 23. i.e.., “Llangennith.”
  • 24. Sic in H. 793; “Tanum,” (?) in H. 794.
  • 25. “Wallem” in H. 793.
  • 26. Presented to the archives by M. de Blosseville, in whose possession it was when D'Anisy made his transcripts.
  • 27. Cf. Domesday I., 240b.
  • 28. d. 1078.
  • 29. Sic.
  • 30. 1078–1096.
  • 31. i.e., their fees.
  • 32. Clearly Roger's son, the count of Meulan.
  • 33. Trans.: “Cantorb.” in error.
  • 34. The preceding charter in the Cartulary is the earl's quitclaim of this spot (where his kitchen stood).
  • 35. i.e., Henry II., not as as M. Deville thought, Henry his son.
  • 36. Trans.: “Saresbiriæ.”
  • 37. Cart.: “Constan.”
  • 38. Bound up after 204.
  • 39. Cf. “Benedictus Abbas.” I., 45–6.
  • 40. Trans.: “Henrico,” in error.
  • 41. Cart.: “Constan.”