Prebendaries: Slape

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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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Slape (now Slape Manor, Dorset) in par. Netherbury, part of pre-Conquest Sherborne episcopal estates, presum. included under Netherbury in early documents (see preb. Netherbury in Ecclesia, list 44).

Preb. prob. in existence by c. 1150 (Psalter list). Preb. consisted of land in lay fee in Slape (Taxatio p. 181b).

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


1220s 20m.; 1226 15m.; c. 1284 10m.; 1291 £13 6s. 8d.


M. Robert de Bingham

First certain occ. as can., one of scrutineers at decanal el. 20 Sept. 1220, described as 'vir summe literatus et magister a longo tempore in theologia' (RSO II 16), but occ. prob. earlier, c. 1216 (Reg. Malmes. I 398; cf. RSO I 256; Sar. Chs. pp. 91, 92). Occ. several times. Occ. this preb. Oct. 1226 × Feb. 1227 (app. 1). Fined for non-residence Feb. 1227 (RSO II 76). Bp., el. 9 Sept. 1228, temps. before 3 Apr. 1229, cons. 27 May (list 1).

John le Bel

Presum. royal clk., had custody of bpric. of Chichester to 20 June 1262 (CPR 1258-66 p. 217) and of bpric. of Salisbury to 10 Apr. 1263 (ibid. p. 254). Royal coll. to this preb., s.v., 15 March 1263 (ibid. p. 252). Still alive 8 Aug. 1263 (ibid. p. 274). Not otherwise known, unless to be identified with John archdcn. of Dorset (list 7) or John de Badde, unident. preb. (list 66).

William le Deneys alias Dacus (fn. 1)

First occ. as can. and this preb. May-June 1284 (app. 2). Also occ. as can. 10 May 1288 (app. 3). Last occ. as can. 2 March 1297 (CCR 1296-1302 p. 91; cf. CPR 1292-1301 p. 262). D. as preb. before 16 Apr. 1304 (Reg. Gandavo II 630). Perhaps to be identified with William Dacus who was commem. at Exeter, though not a can. there, 19 July (Exeter obit.: Exeter D. & C. MS 3518 fo. 36r).


  • 1. Cf. John Dacus, sheriff of Wilts., who occ. 1227 × 34 and [1227], Cart. Bradenstoke nos. 323, 482.