Prebendaries: Highleigh

Pages 34-35

Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 5, Chichester. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 1996.

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Highleigh in Sidlesham parish (W. Suss.) (see AS Chs. of Selsey no. 3, of c. 700). Sidlesham bp.'s manor 1086 (DB I 17a, 'Filleigham').

Church of Bishopstone (E. Suss.): Bishopstone bp.'s manor 1086 (DB I 16d; for the earlier history, see AS Chs. of Selsey no. 15 note). Preb. called preb. of Bishopstone in late 12th century, with pension from chapel of [South] Heighton (Acta no. 105; Chart. Chichester no. 401). Cf. Chart. Chichester no. 270.

Two-thirds of great tithes of land in Ferring parish, adjudicated to this preb. by bp. Seffrid II, 16 Nov. 1180 × c. 17 March 1204 (Acta no. 91).

See Inq. Non. pp. 355a (under Henfield), 357, 358. See also VCH Suss. II 402- 9, IV 213.


Valuation 1291 £26 13s 4d (Taxatio p. 137b).


Guy of Bishopstone (fn. 1)

First occ., not canon, 3 Aug. 1147 × c. 13 July 1169 (Acta no. 27); occ. several times without title of canon, described variously as M. Guy, dean of Bishopstone (ibid. no. 64), as Guy, dean of Bishopstone (ibid. no. 89), as Guy of Bishopstone (ibid. nos. 117, 122), and as Guy (ibid. no. 72). Occ. as Guy, canon, 1192/3 (ibid. no. 84). Last certain occ. as canon, with full name, as one of three distributors of the commons, 1197/8 (ibid. no. 101). Rubric in Liber Y over record of settlement of his dispute with Roger the chapl. (preb. Ferring, list 15) over tithes in Ferring, 16 Nov. 1180 × c. 17 March 1204, calls him 'Guidonem canonicum de Hilie' (Acta no. 91).

John de Hamton

Occ. as preb. Bishopstone 15 Jan. 1179/1180 × 1197/8 (Chart. Chichester no. 401); (fn. 2) as canon 1197/8 (Acta no. 101) and c. 1200 (Cart. Southwick I 57-8 (I 100)).

Next identified preb. is William de Horewyk, who had royal collation to this preb. 19 March 1366 (2 Fasti VII 29).


  • 1. E. Suss.; see Acta nos. 27, 64 etc.
  • 2. Temp. dean Matthew of Chichester, list 2.