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Prebendaries: Sherborne

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

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LIST 52 PREBENDARIES OF SHERBORNE

PREBEND

Sherborne founded as cath. priory 998 (AS Chs. Sherborne nos. 11-12), and seems to have stayed in similar relationship to bp. for some time after transfer of see to Salisbury (Old Sarum) after 1075 (above, pp. xxi, 1). Church of Sherborne gr. to cans. of Salisbury by bp. Osmund 1091 (carta). During the period before c. 1122, parish church of Sherborne formed a preb., said in 1146 × 55 to have been established by bp. Osmund (1078-99)(RSO I 249), held by Hubald, archdcn. of Dorset (see below). Sherborne priory became an abbey 1122, with abbot Thurstan (see below; cf. Ann. Margam p. 10 and Will. Malmes., GR II 559), to whom preb. was assigned, prob. around same time (see Sar. Chs. pp. 16-17).

Preb. listed c. 1150 (Psalter list). Preb. consisted of parish church, tithes, chapels of Compton and Folke, and lands, held by successive abbots of Sherborne (Sar. Chs. pp. 16-17; RSO I 249-50). No portion of profits of preb. to go to communa during abbatial vacancies (RSO I 249-50; cf. Saltman, Theobald no. 246). Composition concerning residence 6 June 1191 (Sar. Chs. pp. 50-1, original chs. I/18/S/Sherborne/1 and IV/E.5/Prebend of Lyme & Halstock/1). Abbot had houses in Salisbury close 1285 (HMC Var. Coll. I 344). Deeds concerning preb., I/18/S/Sherborne/1-19; IV/C.4/9; Niger fos. 59- 60v, 199r. See also Lyme and Halstock, list 40. For the abbey of Sherborne, see M. M. C. Calthrop, in VCH Dorset II 62-70.

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

Valuations

1220s 60m.; 1226 50m.; c. 1284 60m.; 1291 £40

PREBENDARIES

Hubald

Archdcn., first occ. 1078 × 99; also occ. 1110 (list 6). Held this preb. until d., before c. 1122 (Sar. Chs. pp. 16-17).

From c. 1122 the prebendaries were the abbots of Sherborne.

ABBOTS OF SHERBORNE

See also Heads of Relig. Houses p. 70.

Thurstan

Blessed 1122 (15th-cent. Sherborne memorandum in BL, Cotton MS Faust. A. ii fo. 26v). Archdcn. Hubald's preb. gr. to him by bp. Roger (Sar. Chs. pp. 16-17). Last occ. 30 Jan. 1126 (PUE III no. 13).

Robert

D. c. 1142 × 8 June 1145 (ibid. no. 47).

Peter

Prior of Monkton Farleigh, forced on Sherborne in irregular el. organized by bp. Jocelin and dean Azo; monks appealed to Rome before 8 June 1145 (ibid. no. 47 and cf. no. 48). Occ. 1145 (Saltman, Theobald no. 223; and PUE II no. 45). Deposed by 4 Feb. 1146 (PUE III no. 49).

Henry

El. between 4 Feb. and 13 Nov. 1146 (ibid. nos. 50, 58). Occ. as this preb. n.d. (RSO I 249-50).

Clement

First occ. c. 29 Sept. 1155 (Recueil des Actes de Henri II, ed. L. V. Delisle and E. Berger (4 vols., Paris, 1909-27) I no. 7 p. 103, also pd. Newington Longeville Chs., ed. H. E. Salter (Oxfords. Rec. Soc. iii, 1921) no. 2 and Cal. Docs. France no. 225). Occ. as preb. 1150 × 61 (Saltman, Theobald no. 246). Occ. at Salisbury 1155 × 65 (RSO I 235-6), (fn. 1) before 1184 (cart. Sherborne: BL, Add. MS 46487 fo. 24r), and n.d. (Sar. Chs. p. 34). Last occ. 1175 × 84 (Gloucester, D. & C. Reg. A fo. 160r-v).

Abbey in king's hands 1189 (PR 1 Ric. I pp. 6-7).

William of Stoke

El. 15 Sept. 1189 (Gerv. Cant. I 458). Occ. in connection with Salisbury, 6 June 1191 (Sar. Chs. p. 49; cf. ibid. p. 249). D. 3 Apr. 1211 (Ann. Worc. p. 400).

Abbey in king's hands 1211-14 (PR 14 John pp. 121-2; 16 John pp. 106-7).

Philip

Presum. the unnamed abbot who occ. as can. of Salisbury 7 Jan. 1213/14 (Nova Const.). (fn. 2) First named occ. before Jan. 1217 (RSO I 265). Also named occs. at Salisbury 15 and 18 Aug. 1222 (RSO II 18, I 339), and unnamed 29 Sept. 1225 and 15 Aug. 1226 (ibid. II 37, 60), 7 Dec. 1226 (Pat. R. 1225-32 p. 95) and Oct. 1226 × Feb. 1227 (app. 1). Issued a ch. witnessed by two men who became cans. of Salisbury, Richard de Maupudre and Gilbert of Stalbridge (lists 13, 34) (Sherborne memoranda: BL, Cotton MS Faust. A. ii fo. 28r-v).

Henry

Prior of Sherborne. Royal assent to his el. 7 July 1227 (Pat. R. 1225-32 p. 132). Occ. in chapter at Salisbury 24 Aug. 1238 (Sar. Chs. pp. 248-9). Abroad [7 May] 1241 (CPR 1232-47 p. 250). Res. before 7 Oct. 1242 (ibid. p. 304).

John de la Hele

Monk of Sherborne. Lic. el. gr. 7 Oct. 1242 (CPR 1232-47 p. 304), royal assent to his el. 15 Oct. (ibid.; cf. CCR 1237-42 p. 479). Unnamed abbot occ. Jan. 1244 (CCR 1242-7 p. 236).

Laurence de Bradford

Monk of Sherborne. Lic. el. 29 Oct. 1246 (CPR 1232-47 p. 492), royal assent to his el. 7 Nov. (ibid.; cf. CCR 1242-7 p. 485). Unnamed, gone to Pontigny, 18 Apr. 1252 (CPR 1247-58 p. 134); unnamed occ. 1 Aug. 1260 (CCR 1259-61 p. 194). D. before 20 Oct. 1260 (CPR 1258-66 p. 97).

John de Saunde

Chamberlain of Sherborne. Lic. el. 20 Oct. 1260 (CPR 1258-66 p. 97), royal assent to his el. 28 Oct. (ibid. p. 124), temps. 2 Nov. (ibid. p. 125). Occ. at Salisbury 30 May 1284 (C. 524; cf. app. 2). Res. before 25 Apr. 1286 (CPR 1281-92 p. 232).

Hugh of Stalbridge

Monk of Sherborne. Lic. el. 25 Apr. 1286 (CPR 1281-92 p. 232), royal assent to his el. 30 Apr. (ibid. p. 242), temps. 10 May (ibid. p. 247). Cast vote as can. in episcopal el. of 10 May 1288 (app. 3). D. 23 Apr. 1310 (Reg. Gandavo II 737; cf. CPR 1307-13 p. 225).

Footnotes

  • 1. Temp. Henry de Beaumont, dean. list 2.
  • 2. In PR 16 John p. 106, the issues of the abbacy accounted for three parts of year, which suggests that temps. were not released until c. June 1214.