Prebendaries: Broomesbury

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 1, St. Paul's, London. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1968.

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See lists in Cats. I fo. 95r, II fo. 111/118v.

Ailward Ruffus

First preb. in cats., 'Ailwardus Ruffus'. First occ. as can. 1104/5 (WD 4 fo. 19/23r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 61b). Last occ. 1111/12 (A/24/521, pd. in Rep. p. 26a). Called 'custos bracini' (Statutes p. 176; cf. Gibbs p. xxviii n.).

Note: This individual may be identical with Ailward the can., who occ. 1103/4 (WD 4 fo. 40/44r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 65a), 19 July 1111 (WD 4 fos. 53/57v-54/58r, pd. in Rep. pp. 67b-68a), 1114/15 (Hale, pp. 127-8), 1115/16 (A/24/1478 and WD 4 fos. 19/23v-20/24r, pd. in Rep. p. 61b). But some or all of these occs. may belong to Ailward son of Sired, preb. of Newington (below p. 65).


Occ. in cats. between Ailward Ruffus and Roger Brun, 'Arcoidus [Arcordus, Cat. II] nepos episcopi Gilb.'. First occ., presum. as can., 1132/3 (WD 4 fo. 53/57r-v, pd. in Rep. p. 67b), and [Jan. 1128 × Aug. 1134] (charter roll of Holy Trinity, Aldgate: B.M., Cotton Roll xiii. 18 no. 12). (fn. 2) Last occ. c. 1140 or a little later (WD 4 fos. 30/34v-31/35r, pd. in Rep. p. 64b), (fn. 3) and [1138 × Apr. 1142] (A/71/1801, cal. incompletely in Rep. p. 50b; WD 4 fo. 54/58v, cal. incompletely in Rep. p. 68a). (fn. 4) Presum. nephew of Gilbert the Universal, bp. of London (1128-34), and prob. author of a life and collection of miracles of St. Erkenwald. (fn. 5)

Roger Brun (fn. 6)

Occ. in cats. between Arcoid and Laurence Belesmeins, 'Rogerus Brun'. Occ., prob. as can., called Roger 'le Brun', c. 1154 (J.S. Epp. 1 7). Possibly to be identified with Roger Brun, steward of bp. of London, who occ. c. 19 Apr. 1142 (Gibbs no. 219). Possibly also to be identified with Roger Brun, prob. a clk., who occ. [1121 × 24] (Regesta 11 no. 1364).

Laurence Belesmeins (fn. 7)

Occ. in cats. between Roger Brun and Roger of Worcester, 'Laurentius Belesmeins' (Cat. I), 'Laur' Belemeyns' (Cat. II). Not otherwise known.

Roger of Worcester (fn. 8)

Occ. in cats. between Laurence Belesmeins and Walter de Brackele, 'Roger de Wirecestria'. Not appd. until after [c. 1180 × 1181], when prob. still clk. (G.F.L. no. 370; cf. G.F. p. 276 n. 4). First occ. as can. [c. 1181 × 1183] (G.F.L. no. 446), and [c. 1180 × Sept. 1186] (Gibbs no. 243). Occ. c. 1192 (D.S.R. II). Last occ. 1222/3 (Hale pp. 99, 100), and [May 1225 × June 1229] (A/20/1522, cal. in Rep. p. 22a; A/30/406). (fn. 9) Commem. 23 March (Obits. II fo. 107v, III fo. 95r, IV pp. 64, 79). (fn. 10)

Walter de Brackele (fn. 11)

Occ. in cats. between Roger of Worcester and Robert de Bonewell, 'Walterus de Brackele [Brakkele, Cat. II]'. Royal gr. of preb. in succession to Roger of Worcester, 25 March 1229 (C.P.R. 1225-32 p. 243). Does not occ. as can., and may have res. before el. to bpric. of Ossory, between 8 May and 14 June 1232 (ibid. pp. 473, 481), cons. before 15 July 1233 (C.C.R. 1231-34 p. 315).

M. Robert de Bonewell

Occ. in cats. between Walter de Brackele and Ralph de August', 'Robertus de Bonewelle'. Does not occ. as can., but archdcn. of Middlesex by March 1231, to July 1236 or later.

Ralph de August'

Occ. in cats. between Robert de Bonewell and Roger de Meulent, 'Radulfus de August' '. Does not occ. as can. Possibly to be identified with R., provost and proctor of Aosta ('Augustensis'), who occ. 3 Jan. 1244 (Reg. Innoc. IV no. 359), and occ. in England 13 Feb. 1245 (ibid. no. 1010).

Roger de Meulent

Occ. in cats. between Ralph de August' and William Blundel, 'Rogerus de Meulent [Menelent, Cat. II]'. Does not occ. as can. Possibly to be identified with M. Roger de Meulun, alias Longespée, bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, el. Jan. 1257, cons. March 1258.

William Blundel

Occ. in cats. between Roger de Meulent and William de Middleton, 'Willelmus Blundel'. Not otherwise known.

William de Middleton

Occ. in cats. between William Blundel and Geoffrey Aspall, 'Willelmus de Middelthone'. Occ. as can. once only, 7 July 1275 (Cart. Clerkenwell p. 253). Prob. to be identified with William de Middleton, archdcn. of Canterbury, 1276-78; bp. of Norwich, el. Feb., cons. May 1278. (fn. 12)

M. Geoffrey Aspall

Occ. in cats. between William de Middleton and Philip de Willoughby, 'Galfridus Aspall [Aspal, Cat. II]'. Occ. as can. once only, 25 June 1278 (WD 1 fo. 107b). D. 11 June 1287 (Calendarium Genealogicum, ed. C. Roberts (1865) 1 379-80).

Philip de Willoughby (fn. 13)

Occ. in cats. between Geoffrey Aspall and Reginald de Sancto Albano, (fn. 14) 'Philippus de Wyleweby [Wyleby, Cat. II] per commutacionem'. Perhaps to be identified with Philip de Wilebi who occ., not called can., 10 June 1286 (Cal. London Letter-Books: A, c. 1275-1298, ed. R. R. Sharpe (1899) p. 165). Presum. transf. to this preb. from preb. of Consumpta before Sept. 1287. Occ. this preb. c. 1294 (Liber F valor). (fn. 15) D. by 5 Aug. 1305 (C.P.R. 1301-07 p. 375).


  • 1. The name, which is modern Brondesbury, is thought to be a manorial bury name, perhaps deriving from Brand, can. of St. Paul's (preb. of Brownswood, below p. 30): see P.N. Middlesex p. 161.
  • 2. Temp. Gilbert the Universal, bp. of London (above p. 1).
  • 3. At a time when Thurstan, abp. of York, was recently dead.
  • 4. Temp. Richard de Belmeis II, archdcn. of Middlesex (above p. 15), and Geoffrey, archdcn. of Colchester (p. 18).
  • 5. See B. Smalley, in Recherches de Théologie Ancienne et Médiévale vii (1935) 238.
  • 6. See also G.F. p. 276. Cf. below p. 29 n. 4.
  • 7. See also G.F. p. 276
  • 8. See also ibid.
  • 9. Temp. Geoffrey de Lucy, archdcn. of London (above p. 11), and Roger Niger, archdcn. of Colchester (p. 19).
  • 10. Commem. 27 March, Dugdale, p. 42.
  • 11. Prob. Brackley, Northants; see Ekwall, Studies p. 137.
  • 12. See Biog. Ox. 11 1278-9.
  • 13. Willoughby de Eresby; see Tout, Chapters 11 108, vi 26.
  • 14. Philip de Willoughby is the last name given in Cat. I.
  • 15. See below App. II.