Prebendaries: Warminster

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Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 7, Bath and Wells. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 2001.

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Warminster (Wilts.): royal manor TRE and in 1086 (DB I 64d).

Church of St Denis, Warminster, gr. as preb. by Ralph son of William c. 23 June 1174 × 27 Nov. 1191 (Cal. I 58). (fn. 1) Conf. by kg. 26 Nov. 1189 (ibid. p. 309). Conf. by William Longchamp papal legate and royal chanc. 25 Apr. [? 1190] (ibid pp. 58-9). Papal conf. 5 June 1190 (PUE II no. 256). Certainly preb. by Dec. 1199 × late 1200 (EEA X no. 247).

Agreement of 8 July 1235: advowson to remain for ever with knights Sir Thomas Mauduit and Sir Nicholas Avenel, saving portion of 30m to be assigned in certain places in parish of Warminster for a preb. of Wells to a clerk to be coll. by bp. of Bath and Wells and pres. to bp. of Salisbury (Cal. I 366).

Addition of tithes of Great and Little Corsley and other places 13 Aug. 1235 (ibid. p. 365).

Preb. also called Corsley and Luxville (cf. Reg. Gandavo II 584).

Valuations 1235 30m, plus 4m for choral vicar (Cal. I 365); 1299 20m (ibid. p. 256).


Hugh Lombard

Occ. as this preb. Dec. 1199 × late 1200 (EEA X no. 247). Prob. to be identified with Huguicio Lombard who had papal conf. of this preb. 1200, ? March (Letters of Innocent III no. 207).

M. John de Uffington (fn. 2)

First occ. as can. and this preb. 13 Aug. 1235 (Cal. I 365). Proctor of chapter in episcopal el. 27 Dec. 1243 (ibid. p. 92). Occ. holding preb. in Salisbury dioc., doubtless this preb., in dispute with chapter over subsidy from prebs. to free Wells cath. of debts 4 Dec. 1248 (ibid. p. 82). Also preb. of Salisbury by 2 Dec. 1245 (1 Fasti IV 90); preb. of Lincoln by 25 March 1247 (ibid. III 76). Papal disp. before 22 Aug. 1241, though illegitimate, to receive a dignity; another 8 Nov. 1247 to receive a bpric. (CPL I 238 = Reg. Innoc. IV no. 3405). D. 1251, 'a quo non erat in Anglia clericus celebrior' (Chron. Maj. V 230).

M. Antony de Bradeney

Occ. in connection with Glastonbury abbey several times, first as benefactor 28 May 1291 (Chart. Glastonbury II 404). Pres. to this preb. 26 Oct. 1298 (Reg. Gandavo II 584). Transf. to preb. Easton in Gordano, instal. 2 June 1299 (list 39).

M. John de Lacy

Preb. of Lincoln by 8 Feb. 1280 (1 Fasti III 90, 105); chanc. of Chichester by 15 Sept. 1288 (ibid. V 17). Transf. from bursal preb. (unident. preb., list 67) to this preb. (called preb. Corsley), instal. 11 June 1299 (Cal. I 159; Reg. Gandavo II 597). Still alive 20 May 1300; d. by 11 Nov. 1301 (1 Fasti V 17).


  • 1. A gr. to the church by William Malet, temp. William son of Reginald, prob. Ralph's father, is cal. in Cal. I 59.
  • 2. Perhaps Offington, Berks. (but see 1 Fasti III 76 n.). For his career, see Biog. Ox. III 1927-8. He was a familiar of bp. Robert Grosseteste; see Major, 'Grosseteste' p. 232.