Prebendaries: Durnford

Pages 65-66

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

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Estate in Durnford (Wilts.) held by William of Eu 1086 (DB I 71c), whose lands were confiscated 1093. Church endowed by Isabel de Tosny, widow of Walter son of Richard (RSO I 266; Sar. Chs. pp. 34-5), and gr. by her to cath. before 1158, when conf. by Henry II (RSO I 203-4).

Preb. prob. in existence by c. 1150 (Psalter list), certainly by 1220 (see M. Henry Tessun, below). Preb. consisted of church of Durnford. See also Sar. Chs. p. 236.

Dcn.-preb.; cantoris side; term of residence c. 1270: Jan.-March.


1220s 16m.; 1226 16m.; c. 1284 13m.; 1291 £16 13s. 4d.


M. Henry Tessun

Chapl. to abbess of Wilton, c. 1191 (Sar. Chs. p. 53). First occ. as can. before 20 Sept. 1220 (IV/E.5/Prebend of Chardstock/1). (fn. 1) Occ. this preb. Oct. 1226 × Feb. 1227 (app. 1). Transf. to preb. Bedminster and Redclyffe by 6 Oct. 1243 (list 16).


Succentor by 3 Oct. 1227, last occ. 14 Oct. 1245 (list 12). Occ. this preb. n.d. (Sar. Chs. p. 236).

Berard of Naples

Papal subdcn., chapl. and notary, professor of civil law. First occ. in English document, as prior of Andover (Hants), 23 July 1250 (Winchester College Muniments 2119, 2120; cf. Reg. Henrici Woodlock, ed. A. W. Goodman (CYS xliii, xliv) II 1026, of 18 Feb. 1253). Occ. as can. and this preb. once only, May-June 1284 (app. 2). Also can. of York, preb. disputed 1284-6 (York Minster Fasti II 21-2); treas. of Tours and can. of York, occ. 22 Apr. 1289 (PRO, SC.7/30/4). D. by 13 Dec. 1295 (PRO, SC.7/8/1). Uncle of Matthew de Carozolis, preb. Wilsford (list 61).

[Monaldus de Camerino

Occ. as can. when el. to bpric. of Fossombrone, papal conf. 12 Oct. 1296 (Reg. Bon. VIII no. 1553; cf. Eubel I 254). Royal coll. of his unnamed preb., s.v., to John of Droxford, 20 June 1297 (CPR 1292-1301 p. 254).]

John of Droxford (fn. 2)

Royal coll. of unnamed preb. in succession to Monaldus, s.v., 20 June 1297 (CPR 1292-1301 p. 254). Also preb. of Lincoln (1 Fasti III 91), London, Wells, York (York Minster Fasti II 54-5), St Martin le Grand (London), Dublin, Kildare, Bishop Auckland, Darlington. Keeper of king's wardrobe 1295-1307, 1308-9 (Tout, Chapters II 16-17, VI 26). Bp. of Bath and Wells, el. 5 Feb. 1309, temps. 15 May, cons. 9 Nov. (2 Fasti VIII 1). Res. this preb. 9 Nov. 1309 (Reg. Gandavo II 716).


  • 1. Temp. Hugh [de Gaherst], chanc., list 4; pd. with incomplete witnesses, Sar. Chs. p. 80.
  • 2. Hants, 'Drokensford'; see Tout, Chapters II 16.