Prebendaries: Chisenbury and Chute

Pages 61-63

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 4, Salisbury. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1991.

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Manor of Chisenbury (Wilts.) held by Nigel Medicus 1086, assessed at 8 hides (DB I 73b) (cf. prebs. Calne, Netheravon, lists 24, 43).

Preb. prob. in existence by c. 1150 (Psalter list), but not mentioned in conf. by Henry II 1158 (RSO I 203-6). Perhaps referred to before 1189 (Godfrey de Lucy, below). Preb. taken into royal hands during Interdict, valued c. 1210 (Interdict Docs. pp. 7-8, 16, 20, 27). Preb. consisted of estates and tithes etc. in Chisenbury and Chute, church of Easton (Hants, Winchester dioc.)(CRR IV no. 845), church of Winterbourne Dauntsey, Wilts. (IV/E.5/Prebend of Chisenbury & Chute/1, 3, 4).

Pr.-preb.; decani side; term of residence c. 1270: Apr.-June.


1220s 16m.; 1226 16m.; c. 1284 20m.; 1291 £20


[? Godfrey de Lucy

Mentioned in suit of Martin de Summis of 1230 as having been can., so possibly this preb. (CRR XIV no. 845, and cf. below). Presum. to be identified with royal justice 1179-99 (Turner, Judiciary p. 301 and index); archdcn. of York; archdcn. of Derby (Lichfield dioc.); dean of St Martin le Grand, London; can. of Exeter, Lincoln (1 Fasti III 126) and London (ibid. I 47); bp. of Winchester, el. 15 Sept. 1189, cons. 22 Oct. (ibid. II 85-6).]


Archpriest of Milan, d. as this preb. before 22 Apr. 1217 (Reg. Hon. III no. 528, cal. CPL I 47).

M. Martin de Summis (fn. 1)

Papal prov. of this preb. in succession to W. archpriest of Milan, 22 Apr. 1217 (Reg. Hon. III no. 528, cal. CPL I 47). Occ. this preb. Oct. 1226 x Feb. 1227 (app. 1), and in suit over church of Easton (Hants), presum. this preb., 1230 (CRR XIV no. 845). Occ. as can. several times. Fined for non-residence Feb. 1227 (RSO II 76); excused 19 Oct. 1233 (Sar. Chs. p. 230). Papal subdcn. (Reg. Greg. IX no. 665, cal. CPL I 127-8). Last occ. 24 Dec. 1240 (Sar. Chs. p. 260; and cf. Reg. Innoc. IV no. 331, cal. CPL I 203, after d. of M. Adam de Essebi, list 4).

Robert de Beauvoir

Bp.'s chapl. and datary, occ. 14 Apr. 1245 (Sar. Chs. p. 293). First occ. as can. 2 July 1246 (Westminster Domesday fos. 388v-389r), but not called can. when occ. as chapl. and datary 31 Oct. 1246 (B. 502). Also rector of St. Thomas, Salisbury (Sar. Chs. p. 315). Occ. this preb. Sept. 1253 (IV/E.5/Prebend of Chisenbury & Chute/4; cf. undated chs. ibid. nos. 1, 3), and ? 1259 (III/Prebend of Chute & Chisenbury). His will dated 1261 (HMC Var. Coll. I 375, from IV/box W). Commem. 6 June (Sar. Stats. p. 8).

M. Gilbert of Bytham (fn. 2)

First occ. as can. 3 Sept. 1262 (Rot. Gravesend p. 11). Also can. and precentor of Wells; chanc. of Oxford univ. D. as this preb. by 18 Jan. 1263 (CPR 1258-66 p. 242). (fn. 3)

Reimund de Bovisvilla

King's kinsman, royal coll. of this preb., s.v., in succession to M. Gilbert of Bytham, 18 Jan. 1263 (CPR 1258-66 p. 242). Occ. as royal proctor in court of France 1262-3 (ibid. pp. 241, 242, 245, 246, 259, 289; Diplom. Docs. I no. 371).

M. Geoffrey de Insula

Occ. four times only: first, as can. and this preb., May-June 1284 (app. 2); as can. 2 Oct. 1286 (C. 538, mentioned Sar. Chs. p. 365n.) and 10 May 1288 (app. 3); last, as this preb., 28 Sept. 1294 (CPR 1292-1301 p. 94).

Henry de Bluntesdon

Can., unident. preb., occ. 14 June 1285 (list 65). Archdcn. of Dorset, coll. 9 June 1297 (list 7). D. as this preb. shortly before 29 Sept. 1316 (Reg. Martival I 61; and see list 7).


  • 1. Evidently from Milan, his brother A- de Summis being described as 'vir nobilis et miles potentissimus' in the Milanese district, Diplom. Docs. I no. 130; he was proctor of Glastonbury abbey 1223, ibid., and had a clk. called Henry de Summis, C. 139; cf. also Elias de Summis, unident. preb., list 66.
  • 2. Parson of Little Bytham, Lincs., 1255, Final Concords of the county of Lincoln II, ed. C. W. Foster (Lincoln Rec. Soc. xvii, 1920) 124, and portioner of Castle Bytham, Lincs., Rot. Gravesend p. 12. D.Cn.L. by 1247; for his career, see Biog. Ox. I 186, and Hist. Univ. Ox. I 49 and n. 4, and to these accounts add his attestation of a charter of Robert Grosseteste, bp. of Lincoln, 29 July 1240, Cart. Eynsham, ed. H. E. Salter (Oxford Hist. Soc. xlix, li, 1906-8) I no. 235A.
  • 3. He is named in a curious letter of proxy, dated 17 Jan. 1263, Sar. Chs. p. 337, along with M. Ralph of York I, who was also already dead, list 26.