Appendices: Nos. 1 - 47

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Appendices

The appendices are designed to arrange a number of important twelfth-century documents into a chronological series. The documents selected are those which have been cited frequently in the text, or are important in establishing dates. Very few of the documents bear dates, and apart from two lists of canons in the Lincoln Psalter (L.P. I and II) and two lists of dignitaries from Henry of Huntingdon's letter De Contemptu Mundi (D.C.M. I and II), all the documents are charters with witness-clauses.

The chronological arrangement of the documents has been achieved by the use of a punched card system, (fn. 1) where the names of members of the Lincoln clergy (not necessarily canons) form the basis of the code employed. So 'witnesses' in the appendices does not necessarily mean all the witnesses of a charter, but those mentioned who were members of the Lincoln clergy.

The information given in each appendix has been reduced to a minimum for the purpose of dating. The outside limits of date are given, and these are followed, where possible, by a close, conjectural date. After the references to the documents concerned, there follow brief notes on the termini post and ante quem, introduced by after and before. Where other documents are thought to have a close chronological correspondence, further references and notes are given. Particular attention has been paid to establishing the sequence of the documents in the series.

Appendix 1 1128 × 34, c. 1129

CHARTER cart. Thorney I fo. 166v

DATE after (1) the cons. of Gilbert the Universal, bp. of London, on 22 Jan. 1128 (Fasti 1066-1300 I 1)

(2) the dedication of Thorney abbey (Ben., Cambs.) on 5 Nov. 1128 (Mon. Ang. II 611; and cf. cart. Thorney I fos. 166r, 166v-167r), but not much later

before (1) the res. of Henry prior of Ely, by 5 Jan. 1134, prob. 1133 (Fasti 1066-1300 II 48)

(2) L.P. I, of ? c. 1132, as Richard de Urville, here can., occ. as archdcn. of Buckingham in L.P. I (app. 2 no. 6)

(3) R.A.L. II no. 553, of ? c. 1133 (app. 3), and D.C.M. I, of c. 1134 (app. 4), as Robert archdcn. of Northampton here, had been succeeded by William in R.A.L. II no. 553 and D.C.M. I

Appendix 2 1128 × 35, ? c. 1132

L.P. I, a list of canons, in Lincoln, D. & C. Libr., MS. 1 (Great Bible) fo. 207r; pd. L.S. II(2) 789-92 (see also above p. xv). (fn. 2) DATE after cart. Thorney I fo. 166v (app. 1), so after 1128, prob. after c. 1129 (see app. 1)

before R.A.L. II no. 553 (app. 3), so before 1135, prob. before c. 1133, but not much earlier, as 11 of the 16 witnesses of R.A.L. II no. 553 occ. here; the following show that L.P. I precedes R.A.L. II no. 553: (i) Robert archdcn. of Northampton here (no. 4) had been succeeded by William in R.A.L. II no. 553; William is prob. can. here (no. 24); (ii) Humphrey can. here (no. 33) occ. as subdean in R.A.L. II no. 553; (iii) Osbert son of Hugh, can. here (no. 26), is prob. Osbert archdcn. [of Stow] in R.A.L. II no. 553; (iv) Robert son of William the constable does not occ. here, but occ. as can. in R.A.L. II no. 553

TEXT As the printed version of the list has some inaccuracies, the names of the canons are given below. In the MS. additional names and titles are written in a contemporary (? the same) hand above some of the names; these suprascript additions are indicated below in angle-brackets. Capital letters are as in the MS., and abbreviations are not extended. The numerals at the left are supplied for ease of reference, and are the same as those given in L.S. II(2) 789-92. Information on the right gives the form of names preferred in the present volume, with page-references.

1 Domnus episcopus bp. [Alexander, p. 1]
2 Decanus dean [? Philip of Harcourt, p. 8]
3 Gaufridus <abas> Geoffrey 'abas', preb. unident., p. 123
4 Robertus <ar'> Robert, archdcn. of Northampton, p. 30
5 Will' <tur> William Tur', preb. unident., p. 150
6 Ricardus <ar. de dur.> Richard de Urville, archdcn. of Buckingham, p. 39
7 Sanson. Sampson of Newark, preb. unident., p. 144
8 Walterus de leir arci Walter, archdcn. of Leicester, p. 32
9 Radulfus <tessun> Ralph Tessun, preb. unident., p. 136
10 Gaufridus <sacer> Geoffrey, preb. unident., p. 123
11 David David, preb. unident.; later preb. ? Sutton p. 100, and archdcn. of Buckingham, p. 39
12 Odo <sa> Odo, preb. unident., p. 132
13 Filippus <de derbi> Philip of Derby, preb. unident., p. 134
14 Gislebertus <filius ar> Gilbert son of Richard the archdcn., preb. unident., p. 125
15 R- (fn. 3) R-, preb. unident., p. 134
16 Walterus <de co> Walter de Co, preb. unident., p. 146
17 Wido <de Ham> Guy de Ham, preb. unident., p. 126
18 Will' <filius gun.> William son of Gunter, preb. unident., p. 148
19 Godefridus Godfrey, preb. unident., p. 126
20 Walterus <de ox> Walter, archdcn. of Oxford, p. 35
21 Henriccus <ar> Henry, archdcn. of Huntingdon, p. 27
22 Will' <filius os.> William son of Osbert, preb. unident., p. 118; later archdcn. of Stow, p. 44
23 Elias Elias, preb. Sutton, p. 100
24 Will' <nepos ep.> William, preb. unident., p. 117; later archdcn. of Northampton, p. 30
25 Will' <ar> William of Bayeux, archdcn. of Lincoln, p. 24
26 Osbertus <filius Hugonis> Osbert son of Hugh, prob. archdcn. of Stow, p. 44
27 Hugo <ar. ma> Hugh, archdcn. of Bedford, p. 41
28 Abericcus <sa> Alberic, preb. unident., p. 120
29 Iordanus Jordan de Amundeville, preb. unident., p. 113; later treas., p. 18
30 Odo <filius Ha.> Odo son of Ha[con], preb. unident., p. 132
31 Tomas Thomas, preb. unident., p. 145
32 Alexander Alexander, preb. unident., p. 120
33 Vmfridus <ca. et sa> Humphrey, preb. Dunham, p. 67; later subdean, p. 21
34 Ranulfus <cantor> Ranulph (or Ralph), precentor, p. 12
35 Gislebertus <fu> Gilbert of Fulstow, preb. unident., p. 125
36 Robertus <de colin:> Robert de Colingburn', preb. unident., p. 140
37 R- (fn. 4) R-, preb. unident., p. 135
38 Radulfus Ralph [? of Caen, preb. Asgarby], p. 50
39 Will' <te> William, treas., p. 18
40 Will' <dal> William de Dalbi, preb. unident., p. 149
41 Mauricius Maurice, preb. unident., p. 132
42 Ranulfus <cor> Ranulph Cor' [? preb. Corringham], p. 62
43 Will' <mar> William Mar', preb. unident., p. 149

Appendix 3 1130 × 35, ? c. 1133

CHARTER R.A.L. II no. 553 (fn. 5)

DATE after (1) William son of Hacon, the brother of Odo the can., became sheriff of Lincs., so after Sept. 1130 (see Regesta II nos. 1640 and note, and 1784)

(2) William succeeded to archdcnry. of Northampton, where his predecessor Robert last occ. Sept. 1130 (above p. 30)

(3) L.P. I, of ? c. 1132 (app. 2), where 11 of the 16 witnesses of this charter occ., but not much later

before (1) dean Philip of Harcourt left Lincoln, so presum. before June 1139 (above p. 8)

(2) D.C.M. I, of c. 1134 (app. 4), where of 8 archdcnries. only one had changed hands, so not much earlier (see more fully in app. 4)

Appendix 4 1133 × 35, c. 1134

D.C.M. I, the first version of Henry of Huntingdon's letter De Contemptu Mundi, with a list of dignitaries; pd. Hen. Hunt. pp. 297-320 (see also above p. xiv) (fn. 6)

DATE after (1) the nom. of Geoffrey Rufus, bp. of Durham, after 14 May 1133 (cons. prob. 6 Aug. 1133) (Fasti 1066-1300 II 30)

(2) the nom. of Nigel, bp. of Ely, on 28 May 1133 (cons. 1 Oct. 1133) (ibid. p. 45)

before (1) the d. of king Henry I, on 1 Dec. 1135

(2) the d. of Godfrey, bp. of Bath, on 16 Aug. 1135

The date c. 1134 is strongly suggested by two references to Gilbert the Universal, bp. of London: one, p. 316, as still alive, the other, p. 308, as recently dead. Gilbert d. early in Aug. 1134 (Fasti 1066-1300 I 1, citing B. Smalley, in Recherches de Théologie Ancienne et Médiévale vii (1935) 240 n. 29).

The evidence of the Lincoln dignitaries is not sufficiently precise to give positive confirmation of the above dating of D.C.M. I, but there is nothing to cast doubt on a date of c. 1134. D.C.M. I is clearly very close in date to both L.P. I (app. 2) and R.A.L. II no. 553 (app. 3). Of the 10 dignitaries mentioned in D.C.M. I as being in office at the time of its composition, 7 are found in L.P. I and 7 in R.A.L. II no. 553; the three documents have 6 dignitaries in common. The differences between the three documents give the correct sequence:

a) R.A.L. II no. 553 and D.C.M. I are both later than L.P. I, as shown by the appearance of Robert archdcn. of Northampton in L.P. I (app. 2 no. 4), who had been succeeded by William by the time of R.A.L. II no. 553 (app. 3) and D.C.M. I b) D.C.M. I is later than R.A.L. II no. 553: (i) Osbert son of Hugh, archdcn. of Stow, who occ. in R.A.L. II no. 553, had been succeeded as archdcn. by his son William by the time of D.C.M. I (fn. 7) (ii) William treas., who occ. in R.A.L. II no. 553, had been succeeded by Geoffrey by the time of D.C.M. I (fn. 8)

TEXT The following, from Hen. Hunt. pp. 301-3, are the dignitaries named as being in office at the time of D.C.M. I, in the order given:

dean not named
treas. Geoffrey (above p. 18) (fn. 9)
[archdcn. of Stow] William [son of Osbert] (p. 44) (fn. 10)
precentor Ranulph (p. 12)
archdcn. of Lincoln William of Bayeux (p. 24)
archdcn. of Huntingdon Henry (p. 27)
archdcn. of Northampton William (p. 30)
archdcn. of Leicester Walter (p. 32)
archdcn. of Oxford Walter (p. 35)
archdcn. of Buckingham Richard [de Urville] (p. 39)
archdcn. of Bedford Hugh (p. 41)

Appendix 5 1141 × 45

CHARTER cart. Bardney fos. 59v-60r

DATE after Adelelm dean, who occ. here, had succeeded Philip of Harcourt, who last occ. as dean 1141/2 and became bp. of Bayeux before 18 June 1142 (see above p. 8) (fn. 11)

before Gibbs, St. Paul's no. 156, of 1145/6 (app. 6), as Hugh archdcn. of Bedford, who occ. here, had been succeeded by Nicholas in St. Paul's no. 156

Appendix 6 1145/6

CHARTER Gibbs, St. Paul's no. 156

DATE charter is dated 1145, so latest date is 24 March 1146

Appendix 7 1146 × 47, c. 1146

D.C.M. II, the second version of Henry of Huntingdon's letter De Contemptu Mundi, with a list of dignitaries; pd. Hen. Hunt. pp. 297-320 (see also above p. xiv) (fn. 12)

DATE after William de Turba became bp. of Norwich, el. 1146, cons. 1146 or perhaps early 1147 (Fasti 1066-1300 II 56)

before (1) R.A.L. I no. 302 (app. 9), so before 25 Feb. 1148, as (i) Ranulph precentor in D.C.M. II was succeeded by Roger de Almaria, whose appt. is announced in R.A.L. I no. 302; (ii) Hamo chanc., who is not mentioned in D.C.M. II, was prob. in office by the time of R.A.L. I no. 302 (above p. 16)

(2) R.A.L. III no. 921, of c. 23 May 1147 (app. 8), as Geoffrey treas. here had been succeeded by Jordan de Amundeville in R.A.L. III no. 921

TEXT The following, from Hen. Hunt. pp. 301-3, are the dignitaries named as being in office at the time of D.C.M. II, in the order given:

dean not named
treas. Geoffrey (above p. 18)
[archdcn. of Stow] William [son of Osbert] (p. 44)
precentor Ranulph (p. 12)
archdcn. of Lincoln Robert 'junior' (p. 25)
archdcn. of Huntingdon Henry (p. 27)
archdcn. of Northampton William (p. 30)
archdcn. of Leicester Robert de Chesney (p. 33)
archdcn. of Oxford Walter (p. 35)
archdcn. of Buckingham David (p. 39)
archdcn. of Bedford Nicholas (p. 41)

Appendix 8 c. 23 May 1147

CHARTER R.A.L. III no. 921

DATE about the time of the foundation of Vaudey abbey (Cist., Lincs.), 23 May 1147 (see C. W. Foster's note to R.A.L. III no. 921, and H. E. Salter, in E.H.R. xxxv (1920) 212-14)

after D.C.M. II (see app. 7)

before R.A.L. I no. 302 (app. 9), as Roger de Almaria, can. here, is appd. precentor in R.A.L. I no. 302

Appendix 9 1147 × 48, prob. second half of 1147

CHARTERS R.A.L. I no. 302; cart. Godstow fo. vr-v (all 8 persons who occ. in former occ. also in latter)

DATE after R.A.L. III no. 921 (see app. 8), so after c. 23 May 1147

before the d. of bp. Alexander, before 25 Feb. 1148, and presum. before his lengthy illness (Hen. Hunt. p. 280), so prob. before the end of 1147 (see also H. E. Salter, in E.H.R. xxxv (1920) 212-14)

Appendix 10 1149 × 51, c. 1150

CHARTERS Cart. Missenden I no. 76; Danelaw Chs. no. 283

DATE after the cons. of bp. Robert de Chesney, 19 Dec. 1148, and presum. not earlier than the beginning of 1149 (above p. 2)

before B.L., Harley Chs. 84. C. 47 and 48, of 1 Oct. 1151 (app. 12), as Robert Foliot, here can., is archdcn. of Oxford in the Harley Chs.

CHARTER Reg. Godstow I no. 466

DATE after the cons. of bp. Robert de Chesney (as above)

before Reg. Godstow I no. 467 (app. 14), so some time before 28 Sept. 1152

This charter is very close in date to Danelaw Chs. no. 283, as 6 of the 11 witnesses of Danelaw Chs. no. 283 occ. here, including: (i) Jordan treas., who does not occ. later, and had been succeeded before Sept. 1156, perhaps by c. 1152 (above p. 19) (ii) M. Hamo, who although prob. already in the office of chanc. (above p. 16), occ. without that title, as in R.A.L. I no. 302, prob. of second half of 1147 (app. 9); in Reg. Godstow I no. 466 he occ. as M. Hamo, and in Danelaw Chs. no. 283 he occ. as 'doctor Hamo'; he is first called chanc. in Danelaw Chs. no. 383, and R.A.L. II no. 331 and X no. 2681, of early 1150s (app. 11) (iii) Geoffrey chapl., who does not otherwise occ. (fn. 13)

NOTE Both Danelaw Chs. no. 283 and Reg. Godstow I no. 466 are close in date to R.A.L. III no. 921, of c. 23 May 1147 (app. 8): 9 of 11 witnesses of Danelaw Chs. no. 283 occ. in R.A.L. III no. 921; 13 of 23 witnesses of Reg. Godstow I no. 466 occ. in R.A.L. III no. 921

Appendix 11 1149 × 60, early 1150s

CHARTERS cart. Kirkstead fo. 99r; R.A.L. II no. 331, X no. 2681

DATE after the cons. of bp. Robert de Chesney, 19 Dec. 1148, and presum. not earlier than the beginning of 1149 (above p. 2)

before Humphrey ceased to be subdean, prob. Nov. 1160 (p. 21)

CHARTERS Danelaw Chs. no. 383; R.A.L. II no. 495

DATE no firm early limit, but similarity of witness-lists suggests same period as others, and later limit as above

These 5 charters are very close in date: cart. Kirkstead fo. 99r, R.A.L. II no. 495 and X no. 2681 all have 4 witnesses in common; 5 of 6 witnesses of cart. Kirkstead fo. 99r occ. in R.A.L. II no. 495; 5 of 8 witnesses of R.A.L. II no. 331 occ. in X no. 2681; 6 of 9 witnesses of X no. 2681 occ. in II no. 495; 5 of 9 witnesses of X no. 2681 occ. in Danelaw Chs. no. 383.

The witness-pattern of the group is marginally closer to the patterns of c. 23 May 1147 (app. 8) and c. 1150 (app. 10), than to the mid 1150s (app. 15); therefore the group is assigned to the early 1150s, and as there is no close correspondence with the witness-patterns of 1151-2 (app. 12, 13, 14), the group may be even earlier. (fn. 14)

Appendix 12 1 Oct. 1151

CHARTER B.L., Harley Chs. 84. C. 47 and 48 (duplicates) = cart. Biddlesden fo. 2r

DATE charter is dated '1151 die festo Sancti Remigii' at St. Albans, therefore 1 Oct. 1151 (not 12 May 1151, as given by H. E. Salter, in E.H.R. xxxiv (1919) 384)

Appendix 13 early 1151 × Feb. 1152

CHARTER Cart. Thame I no. 48

DATE after Robert Foliot became archdcn. of Oxford, so after early 1151 (above p. 35)

before the cons. of Geoffrey, bp. of St. Asaph, 24 Feb. 1152, as he occ. here as bp.-el.

Appendix 14 early 1151 × Sept. 1152

CHARTER Reg. Godstow I no. 467

DATE after Robert Foliot became archdcn. of Oxford, so after early 1151 (above p. 35)

before the cons. of Richard de Belmeis, bp. of London, 28 Sept. 1152, as he occ. here as archdcn. [of Middlesex] (Fasti 1066-1300 I 2)

Appendix 15 early 1151 × 1159, perhaps c. 1154 × c. 1157, mid 1150s

CHARTER R.A.L. II no. 346

DATE after Robert Foliot became archdcn. of Oxford, so after early 1151 (above p. 35); but perhaps after the d. of M. Ralph of Langford, dean of St. Paul's, after c. 1154 (Fasti 1066-1300 I 5)

before the res. of Hugh Barre, archdcn. of Leicester, so before 1159, prob. before c. 1157 (above p. 33)

CHARTERS R.A.L. II nos. 310, 322

DATE after Robert Foliot became archdcn. of Oxford, so after early 1151 (above p. 35); R.A.L. II no. 310 is attested by Geoffrey, king's chapl. (i.e. of king Henry II), so presum. after 19 Dec. 1154 (cf. above p. 86); R.A.L. II no. 322 concerns privileges of St. Albans abbey, so perhaps after papal bulls of Feb. 1156 (P.U.E. III nos. 100, 102-3)

before Roger de Almaria ceased to be precentor, so some time before 19 Apr. 1161 (above p. 12); R.A.L. II no. 322 before Humphrey ceased to be subdean, so prob. before Nov. 1160 (p. 21)

These 3 charters are very close in date: 7 of 10 witnesses of R.A.L. II no. 322 occ. in no. 346; 3 of 7 witnesses of no. 310 occ. in no. 346, including Nicholas de Hamtoma, who does not otherwise occ. (unless he is Nicholas of III no. 921, of c. 23 May 1147 (app. 8), Danelaw Chs. no. 283 and Reg. Godstow I no. 466, of c. 1150 (app. 10); see above p. 132)

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTERS Gilb. Chs. p. 3, of whose 10 witnesses, 7 occ. in R.A.L. II no. 346 and 6 occ. in no. 322

Gilb. Chs. p. 5, all of whose 6 witnesses occ. in ibid. p. 3, and 4 occ. in R.A.L. II no. 346

Gilb. Chs. p. 15, of whose 11 witnesses, 6 occ. in ibid. p.3, and 5 occ. in R.A.L. II no. 346, and 4 occ. in no. 322

Appendix 16 1149 × 58

CHARTERS cart. Alvingham fo. 60r = Gilb. Chs. p. 104 (incomplete witness-list) = Mon. Ang. VI(2) 959(vii); Danelaw Chs. no. 218

DATE after the cons. of bp. Robert de Chesney, 19 Dec. 1148, and presum. not earlier than the beginning of 1149 (above p. 2)

before William son of Osbert ceased to be archdcn. [of Stow], so some time before Aug. 1158; he last occ. Nov. 1152 × 1155 (p. 44), and before Danelaw Chs. no. 284 (app. 17), where his successor Roger de Almaria occ. as archdcn. of Stow

NOTE cart. Alvingham fo. 60r should prob. be placed early in the period, ? early 1150s: of 8 witnesses, 7 occ. in R.A.L. III no. 921, of c. 23 May 1147 (app. 8), 5 occ. in Reg. Godstow I no. 466, and 4 occ. in Danelaw Chs. no. 283, of c. 1150 (app. 10)

Danelaw Chs. no. 218 should prob. be placed later in the period, ? mid 1150s, although it has no close correspondence with witness-patterns of the mid 1150s (app. 15): M. Roger Parvus, who occ. here, occ. in no earlier charter, and is found in Gilb. Chs. pp. 3, 5, 15, prob. of mid 1150s (app. 15; cf. p. 143); neither M. Malger [of Newark] nor M. Peter [de Melida], who occ. here, occ. in earlier charters (see above pp. 131, 133)

Appendix 17 1153 × 61, late 1150s

CHARTER Danelaw Chs. no. 284

DATE after Roger de Almaria became archdcn. of Stow, so some time after Nov. 1152 (above pp. 44-5), and after Danelaw Chs. no. 218, of ? mid 1150s (app. 16), where his predecessor William son of Osbert occ.

before (1) Roger de Almaria ceased to be precentor, so some time before 19 Apr. 1161 (above p. 12)

(2) cart. St. Andrew, Northampton, fos. 26v-27r (app. 24): (i) Roger de Almaria had been succeeded by M. Richard de Almaria as archdcn. of Stow by the time of the Northampton charter; (ii) Baldric de Sigillo, can. here, had become archdcn. of Leicester by the time of the Northampton charter

The charter is close in date to R.A.L. II no. 613, of Nov. 1160 × Apr. 1161 (app. 18), where 4 of its 8 witnesses occ., and it is therefore assigned to the late 1150s

Appendix 18 Nov. 1160 × Apr. 1161

CHARTER R.A.L. II no. 613

DATE after M. Ralph of Caen became subdean, so after Nov. 1160, perhaps after 20 Jan. 1160 (above p. 21)

before Roger de Almaria ceased to be precentor, so some time before 19 Apr. 1161 (p. 12)

Appendix 19 1149 × 63, ? late 1150s

CHARTERS Genealogist n.s. xv p. 227; R.A.L. II no. 339 (these charters may be taken together, as all 5 witnesses of the latter occ. in the former)

DATE after the cons. of bp. Robert de Chesney, 19 Dec. 1148, and presum. not earlier than the beginning of 1149 (above p. 2)

before Baldric de Sigillo, can. here (Genealogist n.s. xv p. 227), became archdcn. of Leicester, so some time before March 1163 (above p. 33)

CHARTERS cart. Thorney II fo. 245v, 2 of whose 3 witnesses, M. Robert de Burnham and Baldric de Sigillo, occ. in Genealogist n.s. xv p. 227; before the d. of Henry archdcn. of Huntingdon, who last occ. 1156 × 57, perhaps autumn 1157 (above p. 27)

Danelaw Chs. no. 2, of whose 6 witnesses, 3 occ. both in Genealogist n.s. xv p. 227 and in R.A.L. II no. 339

This group of 4 charters is prob. close in date to Danelaw Chs. no. 284, of late 1150s (app. 17): 2 witnesses, M. Robert de Burnham and M. Malger [of Newark], found in Danelaw Chs. no. 284, are common to Genealogist n.s. xv p. 227, R.A.L. II no. 339, and Danelaw Chs. no. 2; 2 of 3 witnesses of cart. Thorney II fo. 245v, M. Robert de Burnham and Baldric de Sigillo, occ. also in Danelaw Chs. no. 284.

Like Danelaw Chs. no. 284, this group belongs before cart. St. Andrew, Northampton, fos. 26v-27r: (i) Baldric de Sigillo, can. here (Genealogist n.s. xv p. 227, and cart. Thorney II fo. 245v), had become archdcn. of Leicester by the time of the Northampton charter; (ii) Henry archdcn. of Huntingdon here (cart. Thorney II fo. 245v), had possibly been succeeded by Hugh by the time of the Northampton charter (but see above p. 27)

Appendix 20 March 1162/3

CHARTER R.A.L. IV no. 1292

NOTE 6 of the 7 witnesses occ. in R.A.L. IX no. 2474, of 30 May 1163 (app. 21)

Appendix 21 30 May 1163

CHARTER R.A.L. IX no. 2474

Appendix 22 c. 1163

CHARTERS R.A.L. III no. 907, V no. 1514

DATE after M. Ralph of Caen became subdean, so after Nov. 1160 (above p. 21)

prob. before the d. of bp. Robert de Chesney, so before c. 25 Dec. 1166 (p. 2)

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTER R.A.L. IV no. 1247, of whose 8 witnesses, 4 occ. in V no. 1514

This group of 3 charters is very close to charters of 1163: the following number of witnesses from the 7 witnesses of R.A.L. IV no. 1292, of March 1162/3 (app. 20), occ. in this group: 4 in R.A.L. III no. 907, 3 in V no. 1514, 3 in IV no. 1247; and the following number of witnesses occ. in R.A.L. IX no. 2474, of 30 May 1163 (app. 21): 5 of 8 witnesses of R.A.L. III no. 907, 5 of 8 of V no. 1514, 5 of 8 of IV no. 1247

Perhaps also belonging to this period:

CHARTER R.A.L. IX no. 2500, of whose 8 witnesses, 4 occ. in III no. 907

Appendix 23 Nov. 1160 × c. 1170, ? c. 1163

CHARTER R.A.L. IX no. 2608

DATE This charter is assigned to c. 1180 by its editor, on the following grounds:

after Martin ceased to be treas., who last occ. 1179/80 (above p. 19), as this charter is attested by Adam treas.

before M. Hamo ceased to be chanc., prob. d. 17 Aug. 1182 (p. 16), and before M. Ralph of Caen ceased to be subdean, some time before Dec. 1184 (p. 21)

But there are two difficulties with the earlier limit: a) the witness-pattern is much more like that of charters of the 1160s than later; none of the witnesses occ. in L.P. II, of c. 1187 (app. 33), or in Danelaw Chs. no. 291, of ? late 1183 or early 1184 (app. 31); but 7 of the 10 witnesses occ. in R.A.L. IX no. 2474, of 30 May 1163 (app. 21), and 4 in IV no. 1292, of March 1162/3 (app. 20); 4 of the 10 witnesses do not occ. after the 1160s: Philip son of William the archdcn., last certain occ. 30 May 1163 (above p. 103), Robert son of William the constable, last certain occ. 30 May 1163 (p. 58), Wiger, last occ. 1170 (p. 147), William son of Gunter, last occ. 1170 (p. 148)

b) Adam, who occ. here as treas. for the only time, is presum. Adam de Amundeville, son of Jordan treas.; he occ. as can. both before and after c. 1180 (above p. 118); as can. he occ. in R.A.L. IX no. 2603 (app. 31), which is certainly later than this charter, as M. William subdean in no. 2603 had succeeded M. Ralph of Caen who occ. as subdean in this charter

A revised date is suggested:

after M. Ralph of Caen became subdean, so after Nov. 1160 (above p. 21)

before Philip son of William the archdcn., Robert son of William the constable, Wiger, and William son of Gunter cease to occ. as witnesses, so prob. before c. 1170

If the charter belongs to the 1160s, the period of Martin's treasurership, there are two possible explanations of Adam's appearance as treas.: either he was acting as treas. in the absence of Martin, or on this occasion his name was given as Adam treas., in the same way that Robert son of William the constable sometimes occ., as he does in this very charter, as Robert constable (see above p. 58)

If the second possibility be allowed, this charter has 8 of its 10 witnesses, including Adam and Robert son of the constable, in R.A.L. IX no. 2474, of 30 May 1163 (app. 21), and it may therefore belong to c. 1163.

Appendix 24 Nov. 1160 × 1166

CHARTER cart. St. Andrew, Northampton, fos. 26v-27r

DATE after R.A.L. II no. 613 (app. 18), so after Nov. 1160: (i) M. Richard de Almaria had succeeded Roger de Almaria as archdcn. of Stow; (ii) Baldric de Sigillo had become archdcn. of Leicester

before Cart. Eynsham I no. 10 and R.A.L. I no. 287 (app. 25), so some time before Dec. 1166, prob. before c. 1165: (i) Hugh (? = Henry) archdcn. of Huntingdon here (cf. above p. 27), had been succeeded by Nicholas de Sigillo by the time of Cart. Eynsham I no. 10; (ii) William Clement, can. here, had become prior of Elsham by the time of R.A.L. I no. 287 (fn. 15)

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTER cart. Walden fo. 43v, of whose 7 witnesses, 4 occ. in the Northampton charter

Appendix 25 c. 1164 × 1166, ? c. 1165

CHARTERS Cart. Eynsham I no. 10; R.A.L. I nos. 287, 290 (these charters may be taken together, as R.A.L. I nos. 287 and 290 concern the same matter, and 5 of the 7 witnesses of no. 290 occ. in no. 287; and all 7 witnesses of no. 290 and 6 of the 8 witnesses of no. 287 occ. in Cart. Eynsham I no. 10)

DATE after (1) M. Ralph of Caen became subdean (occ. in R.A.L. I no. 287), so after Nov. 1160 (above p. 21)

(2) Nicholas de Sigillo became archdcn. of Huntingdon (occ. in Cart. Eynsham I no. 10), so after cart. St. Andrew, Northampton, fos. 26v-27r, of after Nov. 1160 (app. 24); but Nicholas occ. as newly appd. in 1164 or 1165 (above p. 27), so prob. not earlier than c. 1164

before (1) the d. of bp. Robert de Chesney, so before c. 25 Dec. 1166 (p. 2)

(2) the d. of M. Malger [of Newark] (occ. in Cart. Eynsham I no. 10 and R.A.L. I no. 287), which perhaps occurred before c. 1165 (above p. 131)

Appendix 26 c. 1170

CHARTER cart. Kirkstead fos. 47v-48r

DATE prob. shortly after ibid. fo. 47r-v, dated Sept. 1169; and close in date to Gilb. Chs. p. 85, of Dec. 1171 × Dec. 1172 (app. 27), 4 of whose 6 witnesses occ. here

Appendix 27 Dec. 1171 × Dec. 1172

CHARTER Gilb. Chs. p. 85

DATE charter is dated '18 Hen. II', so between 19 Dec. 1171 and 18 Dec. 1172

Appendix 28 ? early 1170s

CHARTER H.M.C. Rutland IV 114

DATE no firm early limit

before (1) M. Ralph of Caen ceased to be subdean, so some time before Dec. 1184 (above p. 21)

(2) M. Hamo ceased to be chanc., prob. d. 17 Aug. 1182 (p. 16)

This charter is close in date to cart. Kirkstead fos. 47v-48r, of c. 1170 (app. 26), as 4 of its 5 witnesses occ. in Kirkstead charter; and close also to Gilb. Chs. p. 85, of Dec. 1171 × Dec. 1172 (app. 27), as 3 of its 5 witnesses occ. in Gilb. charter. It is therefore assigned to ? early 1170s

Appendix 29 1179/80

CHARTER B.L., Add. MS. 6118 fos. 330v-331r

DATE charter is dated '1179' so latest date is 24 March 1180

Appendix 30 1175 × 84, ? c. 1180

CHARTER cart. St. Andrew, Northampton, fo. 37v

DATE after M. Laurence became archdcn. of Bedford, so presum. after March 1175 (above p. 42)

before M. Ralph of Caen ceased to be subdean, so some time before Dec. 1184 (above p. 21; and app. 31)

This charter is close in date to B.L., Add. MS. 6118 fos. 330v-331r, of 1179/80 (app. 29), as 6 of the 12 witnesses of Add. MS. charter occ. here; and close also to Danelaw Chs. no. 291, of ? late 1183 or early 1184 (app. 31), as 5 of the 9 witnesses of the Danelaw charter occ. here. It is therefore assigned to ? c. 1180.

Also belonging to this period:

CHARTER cart. Kirkstead fo. 200v, of whose 6 witnesses 5 occ. in cart. St. Andrew, Northampton, fo. 37v, and 4 in B.L., Add. MS. 6118 fos. 330v-331r, of 1179/80 (app. 29). The charter is attested by Geoffrey the dean, who prob. d. c. 26 Oct. 1182 (list 2).

Appendix 31 1179 × 84, ? late 1183 or early 1184

CHARTER R.A.L. IX no. 2603

DATE after (1) B.L., Add. MS. 6118 fos. 330v-331r, of 1179/80 (app. 29), as M. William had succeeded M. Ralph of Caen as subdean

(2) M. Hugh of London came to Lincoln, presum. after Dec. 1183 (above p. 129)

before B.M. Chs. no. 66 etc. (app. 32), as M. William, who occ. as subdean here, had been succeeded, so some time before Dec. 1184

CHARTER Danelaw Chs. no. 291 should prob. be taken together with R.A.L. IX no. 2603. M. Hugh, bp.'s official, who occ. here, is prob. M. Hugh of London who occ. in R.A.L. IX no. 2603; if so, 7 of the 9 witnesses of this charter occ. in R.A.L. IX no. 2603; and both charters are witnessed by Roger of Derby, who certainly d. before Sept. 1187 (above p. 142)

Appendix 32 Dec. 1183 × Dec. 1184, ? second half of 1184

CHARTERS B.M. Chs. no. 66; Cart. Boarstall nos. 2, 3; cart. Castle Acre fo. 122r-v DATE after (1) the arrival in Lincoln of bp. Walter of Coutances, enthr. 11 Dec. 1183 (above p. 2)

(2) M. Wimar succeeded M. William as subdean, so after R.A.L. IX no. 2603, of ? late 1183 or early 1184 (app. 31)

before bp. Walter of Coutances left Lincoln, so before Dec. 1184 (above p. 2)

Also belonging to this period:

CHARTERS Cart. Dunstable no. 140, cart. Godstow fo. vir-v, R.A.L. I no. 295, and II no. 341, all charters of bp. Walter of Coutances

Appendix 33 1187 × 88, c. 1187

L.P. II, a list of canons, in Lincoln, D. & C. Libr., MS. 1 (Great Bible) fo. 207r; pd. L.S. II(2) 793

DATE after (1) M. Richard de Almaria ceased to be precentor, who last occ. after 21 Sept. 1186 (above pp. 12-13), as precentorship apparently vacant at time of L.P. II

(2) William Trussebut ceased to be can., who last occ. Sept. 1186 (p. 94), but does not occ. in L.P. II

(3) M. Alexander became archdcn. of Stow (no. 9), so prob. after 29 March 1187 (p. 45)

before (1) Godfrey de Lucy, can. here (no. 25), became bp. of Winchester, el. 15 Sept., cons. 22 Oct. 1189 (Fasti 1066-1300 II 85)

(2) Westminster 'Domesday' fo. 242r, of ? c. 1188 (app. 34), as M. Robert of Bedford does not occ. as can. here (cf. above p. 116)

(3) M. Robert of Bedford became precentor, who first occ. 18 Oct. 1188 (above p. 13), as precentorship apparently vacant at time of L.P. II

(4) Philip Apostolorum became can., who evidently first occ. 20 Sept. 1187 (above p. 134), unless he is to be identified with Philip of Coutances (no. 45)

NOTE There are three empty lines in the list (nos. 11, 53, 55). They are perhaps to be explained thus:

(1) Peter, who was certainly archdcn. of Lincoln at this time (above p. 25), does not occ. in the list, so one of the empty lines should prob. be assigned to him, and does not therefore represent a vacant stall in the chapter.

(2) No precentor occ., M. Richard de Almaria presum. having d., and M. Robert of Bedford not yet having succeeded (p. 13). M. Robert of Bedford succeeded to the preb. previously held by Roger of Derby, who d. between early 1183 and Sept. 1187, and who was presum. d. by the time of the list, as he does not occ. here (cf. p. 142).

(3) No archdcn. of Leicester occ., Baldric de Sigillo presum. having d., and Hamo, who occ. here as can. (no. 22), prob. not yet having succeeded (p. 33).

TEXT As the printed version of the list has some inaccuracies, the names of the canons are given below. The list in the MS. is drawn up in two columns (nos. 1-28 and 29-56), with three empty lines (nos. 11, 53, 55). The numerals at the left are supplied for ease of reference, and are the same as those given in L.S. II(2) 793. Information on the right gives the form of names preferred in the present volume, with page-references.

Col. 1
1 Rogerus de Rollest' M. Roger de Rolleston, preb. Aylesbury, p. 48; later archdcn. of Leicester, p. 33; dean p. 9
2 Herbertus arch' Herbert Le Poer, archdcn. of Canterbury, preb. unident., p. 127
3 Willelmus de Sancte Marie Ecclesia William of Ste.-Mère-Église, preb. Haydour, p. 72
4 Symon de Siwella M. Simon de Suwell, preb. unident, p. 144
5 Galfridus de Sancto Eadward' Geoffrey de Sancto Edwardo, preb. unident., p. 124
6 Radulfus de Richespald' M. Ralph de Richespald, preb. unident., p. 136
7 Robertus de Arderes M. Robert de Hardres, preb. Leighton Manor, p. 81; later archdcn. of Huntingdon, p. 27
8 Robertus de Noburg Robert de Noburg, preb. unident., p. 140
9 Alexander archid' M. Alexander, archdcn. of Stow, p. 45
10 Rogerus Parvus M. Roger Parvus, preb. unident., p. 143
11 ? Peter, archdcn. of Lincoln, p. 25 (see note above)
12 Robertus de Verduna Robert de Verduna, preb. unident., p. 141
13 Galfridus de Lichela M. Geoffrey de Lichela, preb. unident., p. 124
14 Rogerus de Wireces Roger of Worcester, preb. unident., p. 144
15 Winemer subdecanus M. Wimar, subdean, p. 22; later archdcn. of Northampton, p. 31
16 Sampson Sampson of Newark, preb. unident., p. 144
17 Willelmus de Gundevil' William de Gundevil', preb. unident., p. 149
18 Johannes de Costancia M. John of Coutances, archdcn. of Oxford, p. 36
19 Nicholaus de Sigillo Nicholas de Sigillo, archdcn. of Huntingdon, p. 27
20 Walterus cancell M. Walter Map, chanc., p. 16; later precentor, p. 13; archden. of Oxford, p. 36
21 Robertus de Notingham Robert (son of William) Fitz Ralph, archdcn. of Nottingham, preb. unident., p. 139
22 Hamo nepos episcopi Hamo, preb. unident., p. 112; prob. later archdcn. of Leicester, p. 33; dean, p. 9
23 Hugo de Hungeri Hugh de Hungeri, preb. unident., p. 128
24 Ricardus de Caune Richard de Caune, preb. unident., p. 137
25 Godefridus de Luci Godfrey de Lucy, preb. unident., p. 126
26 David David, preb. unident., p. 121
27 Hugo de Clyftona Hugh of Clifton, preb. Clifton, p. 61
28 Hugo de Lundon' M. Hugh of London, preb. unident., p. 129
Col. 2
29 Alanus Picot Alan Picot, preb. unident., p. 120
30 Robertus Bardolf Robert Bardolf, preb. unident., later Haydour, p. 72
31 Willelmus Wachelin William Wachelin, preb. unident., p. 150
32 Gocelinus thesaur' Jocelin, treas., p. 19
33 Savaricus archid' Savaric, archdcn. of Northampton, p. 31
34 Willelmus Rogeri Reinfrei William son of Roger Reinfrei, preb. unident., p. 148
35 Walterus Blundus M. Walter Blund senior, preb. Louth, p. 84
36 Alanus de Leirtona Alan de Leirtona, preb. unident., p. 119
37 Hugo de Lamara Hugh de la Mara, preb. unident., p. 129
38 Gervasius Gervase, preb. unident., p. 125
39 Laurentius archid' M. Laurence, archdcn. of Bedford, p. 42
40 Bartholomeus Bartholomew [? of Southwell], preb. unident., p. 121
41 Nicholaus Waleis Nicholas Waleis, preb. unident., p. 132
42 Decanus [Richard Fitz Neal, dean, p. 9]
43 Ricardus de Kelesei Richard of Kelsey, preb. ? N. Kelsey, p. 92
44 Robertus de Burnam M. Robert de Burnham, archdcn. of Buckingham, p. 40
45 Philippus de Costanc' Philip of Coutances, preb. unident., p. 134
46 Willelmus Fortin William Fortin, preb. unident., p. 149
47 Drogo Drogo [de Fravill'], preb. unident., p. 122
48 Jordanus de Humaz Jordan de Humaz, preb. unident., p. 131
49 Johannes sacrista John the sacrist, preb. unident., p. 130
50 Warinus Warin, preb. unident., p. 147
51 Radulfus de Vireni M. Ralph de Virenni, preb. unident., p. 136
52 Lucas Luke, preb. unident., p. 131
53 ? precentorship, p. 13 (see note above)
54 Alanus frater Laur[entii] Alan, preb. unident., p. 119
55 ? archdcnry. of Leicester, p. 33 (see note above)
56 Ricardus de Kima Richard de Kyme, preb. Carlton Kyme, p. 57; later treas., p. 19

Appendix 34 1187 × 88, ? c. 1188

CHARTER Westminster 'Domesday' fo. 242r

DATE after M. Robert of Bedford became can., so after L.P. II, of 1187 × 88 (app. 33)

before (1) M. Robert de Hardres became archdcn. of Huntingdon, so before 4 Apr. 1192 (above p. 27)

(2) M. Robert of Bedford became precentor, so before 18 Oct. 1188 (p. 13)

Appendix 35 1187 × 89, c. 1188

CHARTERS Cart. Boarstall no. 5; (fn. 16) cart. St. Andrew, Northampton, fo. 27v

DATE These charters have the only known occs. of Hamo, archdcn. of Leicester, so after L.P. II, of 1187 × 88 (app. 33), where no archdcn. of Leicester occ. (Baldric de Sigillo prob. having d., above p. 33); Hamo is prob. to be identified with Hamo can. in L.P. II (app. 33 no. 22; cf. above p. 112)

before 1189/90, if Hamo is to be identified with Hamo who became dean (above p. 9); in that case these charters also belong before R.A.L. II no. 338 (6) and (8), of c. 1188 × 1192 (app. 36)

Appendix 36 Sept. 1189 × 1192

CHARTERS R.A.L. II no. 338 (6) and (8)

DATE after Hamo became dean, who first occ. 1189/90 (above p. 9), presum. after 15 Sept. 1189 (see below, app. 37)

before M. Robert de Hardres, can. here, became archdcn. of Huntingdon, so some time before 4 Apr. 1192 (above p. 27), and before charters of app. 38

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTERS cart. St. Andrew, Northampton, fos. 24v-25r

DATE This charter is attested by M. Robert de Hardres can., like R.A.L. II no. 338 (6) and (8), and also belongs before charters of app. 38

Appendix 37 Sept. 1189 × c. 1193

CHARTERS Cart. Eynsham I no. 22; R.A.L. I no. 305, II no. 338 (9)

DATE after Hamo became dean, presum. after 15 Sept. 1189 when his predecessor Richard Fitz Neal was el. bp. of London (cons. 31 Dec.; Fasti 1066-1300 I 2, and above p. 9)

before M. Roger de Rolleston, who occ. here without title, became archdcn. of Leicester, so before R.A.L. III no. 1002, of before c. 1194 (app. 39)

NOTE Cf. Cart. Ramsey II 179-80, a charter dated 1189/90, also attested by Hamo dean and M. Roger de Rolleston without title; this is presum. after 15 Sept. 1189, and before 24 March 1190

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTER R.A.L. III no. 658, which, although not attested by Hamo dean, has 6 of the 7 witnesses of I no. 305, including M. Roger de Rolleston without title

Appendix 38 c. 1189 × c. 1193

CHARTERS cart. Bardney fos. 32v, 37r-v; R.A.L. I no. 289, II no. 338 (1), IX no. 2501

DATE after M. Robert de Hardres became archdcn. of Huntingdon, so after R.A.L. II no. 338 (6) and (8), of after Sept. 1189 (app. 36)

before M. Roger de Rolleston became archdcn. of Leicester, so before R.A.L. III no. 1002, of before c. 1194 (app. 39)

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTERS R.A.L. II no. 338 (11), which, although not attested by M. Roger de Rolleston, has the following number of witnesses (including M. Robert de Hardres, archdcn. of Huntingdon) of other charters of the group: 6 of the 7 witnesses of cart. Bardney fo. 32v; 4 of the 8 of ibid. fo. 37r-v; 6 of the 10 of R.A.L. I no. 289; 5 of the 10 of II no. 338 (1).

Cart. Osen. II no. 1040, all of whose 4 witnesses, including M. Roger de Rolleston without title, occ. in charters of this group

Appendix 39 c. 1190 × c. 1194

CHARTER R.A.L. III no. 1002

DATE after M. Roger de Rolleston became archdcn. of Leicester, so after charters of app. 38, after c. 1189

before M. Wimar, subdean here, became archdcn. of Northampton, so before 8 June 1194 (above p. 31), and before charters of c. 1194 (app. 41)

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTERS All the following charters are attested by M. Roger de Rolleston, archdcn. of Leicester, although M. Wimar subdean does not occ.; and the following number of witnesses occ. in R.A.L. III no. 1002:

cart. St. Andrew, Northampton, fo. 29v, 4 of 8 witnesses

Danelaw Chs. no. 241, 8 of 10

R.A.L. II no. 338 (12), 6 of 9

R.A.L. III no. 818, 4 of 6

Westminster 'Domesday' fo. 501v, 4 of 8

Appendix 40 22 March 1194

CHARTERS H.M.C. Rutland IV 113-14

DATE charter is dated Tuesday before Annunciation 1193, therefore 22 March 1194

Appendix 41 1192 × 95, c. 1194

CHARTERS cart. Bardney fos. 34r-v, 34v-35r; M.R.A. Lichfield no. 514; R.A.L. II no. 338 (2) and (3), III no. 977

DATE after (1) M. Wimar became archdcn. of Northampton, so after 1192 (prob. after 20 Sept. 1192; he first occ. 8 June 1194, above p. 31)

(2) M. William of Blois succeeded M. Wimar as subdean, who first occ. 22 March 1194 (above p. 22)

before M. Roger de Rolleston, archdcn. of Leicester here, became dean, so before c. March 1195 (pp. 9-10, 33)

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTERS Cart. Eynsham I no. 20, which, although not attested by M. Wimar or M. William of Blois, has M. Roger de Rolleston, archdcn. of Leicester, and all its witnesses occ. in various of the charters of this group (e.g. 4 of 8 occ. in M.R.A. Lichfield no. 514)

Cart. Ramsey II 177-8 belongs with cart. Bardney fo. 34r-v, having 4 of its 6 witnesses there

R.A.L. II no. 338 (4) belongs with Cart. Eynsham I no. 20, having 4 of its 6 witnesses there

Appendix 42 1195 × c. 1198, prob. shortly after March 1195

CHARTER Danelaw Chs. no. 242

DATE after M. Roger de Rolleston became dean, so after March 1195 (above pp. 9-10)

before M. Reimund, who occ. here without title, succeeded M. Roger de Rolleston as archdcn. of Leicester, so before cart. Bardney fo. 35r-v, Cart. Eynsham I no. 23A, R.A.L. II no. 637, of c. 1198 (app. 45)

Appendix 43 29 March 1198

CHARTER R.A.L. VII no. 2068

DATE charter is dated Easter 1198, therefore 29 March 1198

Appendix 44 c. 1198

CHARTER Cart. Bushmead no. 8

DATE after M. Richard of Kent became subdean, so after 1196 or 1197 (above pp. 22, 36 n. 2)

before papal confirmation of 31 Dec. 1198, Cart. Bushmead no. 1

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTERS R.A.L. II no. 575, before the d. of king Richard I, so before 6 Apr. 1199; 5 of the 6 witnesses of Cart. Bushmead no. 8 occ. here.

Westminster 'Domesday' fo. 594r, where 4 of the 6 witnesses of Cart. Bushmead no. 8 occ.; and 7 of the 8 witnesses of this charter occ. in R.A.L. II no. 575

Appendix 45 c. 1196 × June 1199, c. 1198

CHARTER R.A.L. II no. 637

DATE after M. Richard of Kent became subdean, so after 1196 or 1197 (as above) before M. Laurence ceased to be archdcn. of Bedford, so before 6 June 1199 (p. 42)

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTERS All the following charters are attested by M. Richard of Kent subdean, and the following number of witnesses occ. in R.A.L. II no. 637:

cart. Daventry fo. 165v, all 4

Cart. Eynsham I no. 23A, 3 of 6

R.A.L. V no. 1667, and VII no. 1959, 3 of 4

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTERS The following charters although not attested by M. Richard of Kent subdean, have the following number of witnesses in R.A.L. II no. 637:

Bodl., Queen's Coll. MS. 286 no. 3, 6 of 8

R.A.L. III no. 1094, 6 of 8

R.A.L. IX no. 2458, 6 of 7

Appendix 46 May 1199 × Sept. 1200

CHARTER B.L., Add. Ch. 33442

DATE after the accession of king John, so after 27 May 1199

before M. Richard of Kent, subdean here, became archdcn. of Northampton, so before 19 Sept. 1200 (above p. 31)

Appendix 47 May 1199 × Dec. 1202, c. 1200

CHARTER R.A.L. III no. 674

DATE after M. Richard of Kent became archdcn. of Northampton, so after B.L., Add. Ch. 33442, of after 27 May 1199 (app. 46)

before Luke ceased to be can., so some time before 26 Dec. 1202 (above p. 131)

CHARTERS R.A.L. III no. 752, X nos. 2763, 2764

DATE after M. William de Bramfeld succeeded M. Richard of Kent as subdean, so some time after B.L., Add. Ch. 33442, of after 27 May 1199 (app. 46)

before Luke ceased to be can., so some time before 26 Dec. 1202 (above p. 131)

Prob. also belonging to this period:

CHARTERS H.M.C. Middleton pp. 43-4, 5 of whose 6 witnesses occ. in R.A.L. III no. 674

R.A.L. IX nos. 2495, 2496, of whose 10 witnesses, 7 occ. in III no. 752, 6 in no. 674, and 6 in X no. 2764

R.A.L. X no. 2765 of whose 7 witnesses occ. in III no. 674; Master W. subdean, must therefore be M. William de Bramfeld (not M. Wimar), cf. III no. 752

NOTE The witness-patterns of these charters are similar to those of R.A.L. VII no. 2068, of 29 March 1198 (app. 43), and of c. 1198 (app. 45), so the group prob. belongs earlier rather than later in the period assigned, so perhaps c. 1200.

Footnotes

  • 1. I hope to describe the method in a forthcoming article, in Bull. Inst. Hist. Res. 1 (1977).
  • 2. The date of L.P. I was thought by Bradshaw to be some time between 1154 and 1184 (L.S. I 79), and by Wordsworth to be c. 1145 (ibid. II(2) 797-9). In a brief but valuable note, Miss Major has suggested that L.P. I should be dated before 1135 (R.A.L. IX 257 n. 7).
  • 3. Four or five letters erased.
  • 4. About five letters erased.
  • 5. Dated by Foster 'before 1143; prob. c. 1135'; Miss Major puts before Sept. 1142 (R.A.L. IX 256 n. 6).
  • 6. Arnold's date is 1135.
  • 7. Although Henry of Huntingdon does not give the title of archdcn. of Stow to the series of dignitaries-Hugh, Osbert, William-it is reasonably certain that they are archdcns., see above pp. 44, 16 n.
  • 8. Henry of Huntingdon omits William from his series of treasurers, but he undoubtedly existed, and must have preceded Geoffrey, see above p. 18.
  • 9. See note 2 above.
  • 10. See note 1 above.
  • 11. If William archdcn. who occ. about the time of the foundation of Revesby abbey was William of Bayeux, archdcn. of Lincoln, the present charter must belong after c. 9 Aug. 1143, as Robert his successor occ. here (cf. above p. 25).
  • 12. Arnold's date is 1145.
  • 13. He is presum. not to be identified with Geoffrey Dominicus, chapl. of king Henry II, who first occ. mid 1150s (above p. 86).
  • 14. If this dating for R.A.L. II no. 495 is correct, 'Fredus subdecanus et cantor' cannot mean that Humphrey was precentor as well as subdean, but that Roger de Almaria's name as cantor was omitted (cf. above p. 12); on grounds of general probability this interpretation is more likely than that suggested in R.A.L. X pp. xli-ii.
  • 15. William Clement occ. without the title of prior in Cart. Osen. VI no. 1068, together with 'Will[iam]' dean [of Lincoln]. If there was only one William Clement, who was can. of Lincoln and then prior of Elsham (cf. Heads of Relig. Houses p. 163, and above p. 148), and if the dating of R.A.L. I no. 287 together with Cart. Eynsham I no. 10 is correct (app. 25), 'Will[iam]' dean in Cart. Osen. VI no. 1068 may be a scribal error for 'Adel[elm]', as dean Adelelm confirmed Cart. Eynsham I no. 10 in ibid. no. 9 (cf. above p. 8). The reading of the MS. of the Oseney cart. (B.L., Cotton MS. Vitell. E. xv fo. 127r) is certainly 'Will': it may be that by the early 13th cent., when the cart. was compiled, 'Adel' in a charter would have been sufficiently unusual for a copyist to prefer 'Will'.
  • 16. Corrected with MS. at Aylesbury, Bucks. R.O.: for John treas., read Jocelin treas. (above p. 19).