Prebendaries: St Decumans

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LIST 51 PREBENDARIES OF ST DECUMANS

PREBEND

St Decumans (Som.): not in DB.

Church of St Decumans gr. as preb. by Simon Brito c. 1189 × 27 Nov. 1191 (Cal. I 45); conf. by bp. Reginald c. 1189 × 27 Nov. 1191 (EEA X no. 161). Preb. by 1194 (see Select Canterbury Cases pp. 11-14; cf. Curia Regis Rolls II 179, of 1203, and EEA X no. 262, of Lent 1195 × 8 Aug. 1205).

Vicarage ord. before 1245 (Cal. I 122).

Detailed description of preb.'s revenue and holdings 1320 (ibid. p. 388 = Reg. Drokensford p. 180). See also VCH Som. V 156, 161, 165-6.

Valuations 1291 £23 6s 8d (Taxatio p. 200a) (vicar of St Decumans £4 13s 4d, ? in Huish, p. 198b); 1299 50m (Cal. I 256); 1321 80m 8s 8d (vicar 9m 4s 6½d) (ibid. p. 388).

PREBENDARIES

William de Plaiz (fn. 1)

Occ. as this preb. c. Feb. 1194, when he res. in favour of William of Wrotham, but was to hold church of Pilton for his life-time, paying 5m p.a. to William (Select Canterbury Cases p. 12). He was later gr. a preb. of 100s in Wookey (ibid. p. 14). Regarded as this preb. by pope; d. before 15 Jan. 1204, prob. May 1203 (Letters of Innocent III no. 533; cf. Select Canterbury Cases p. 11).

M. Roger Porretanus (de La Porrée) (fn. 2)

Occ. without title before c. 1189 (Cal. I 38), 19 Sept. 1192 × Lent 1195 (EEA X no. 230) and Lent 1195 × 8 Aug. 1205 (ibid. no. 205). Papal mandate in his favour as successor to William de Plaiz in this preb., 15 Jan. 1204 (Letters of Innocent III no. 533). In dispute over this preb. with M. William of Wrotham 1204 × July 1205 (ibid. no. 636). Judgement against him, papal mandate for enforcement 23 Dec. 1205 (ibid. no. 662 = Sayers, Original Papal Docs. no. 33; and see Select Canterbury Cases pp. 11-14).

M. William of Wrotham

Clerk, received gr. of land from Geoffrey Fitz Peter earl of Essex to found hosp. at Sutton at Hone (Kent) (fn. 3) before 25 Nov. 1198 (Cartae Antiquae II, ed. J. Conway Davies (PRS n.s. xxxiii, 1960) no. 472, cf. ibid. nos. 362-3). First certain occ. as can. 9 May 1204 (Rot. Chart. p. 129a). Claimed to have been gr. this preb. c. Feb. 1194 and to have been instal. prob. autumn 1194 (Select Canterbury Cases pp. 12, 13). Received a pension from William de Plaiz (ibid. p. 11; Letters of Innocent III no. 533). In dispute with bp. Savaric and M. Roger Porretanus over this preb. 1204 × July 1205, judgement in his favour before 23 Dec. 1205 (as above). Archdcn. of Taunton by 12 Sept. 1204, last occ. 25 July 1217, d. 1217 (list 12).

M. Nicholas of Evesham (fn. 4)

Clerk of Hugh of Wells, bp. of Lincoln (1209-35), by 29 Sept. 1215 (Acta of Hugh of Wells no. 42). Clerk of bp. Jocelin, bearer of kg.'s letters to citizens of Rome 23 Jan. 1218 (Pat. Rolls 1216-25 p. 209). First occ. as can. of Wells 20 Oct. 1220 (Rot. Welles II 187). Also preb. of Lincoln by 11 July 1222 (1 Fasti III 83). First occ. as this preb. 15 Aug. 1236 (Chart. Bath II 32 (no. 151)); also 27 July 1239 (Cart. St Mark's no. 241). Occ. several times (cf. Cart. Bruton no. 235). Last occ. 11 Nov. 1248 (Cal. I 82, 130). D. as this preb. before 12 March 1249 (ibid. pp. 83, 84, 86). Presum. to be identified with M. Nicholas 'de Exonia' who occ. as can. 12 Nov. 1245 (Cal. Ch. Rolls IV 396).

[Guy de Russillun

Royal gr. of preb. late of M. Nicholas of Evesham, s.v., 24 Jan. 1244 (CPR 1232-47 p. 417). Presum. ineffective, as M. Nicholas of Evesham was still in possession (above). Guy was also preb. of Chichester, coll. 3 March 1244 (1 Fasti V 59); dean of St Martin le Grand, London, by 21 Feb. 1248 (CPL I 242 = Reg. Innoc. IV no. 3690); can. of Lichfield, gr. 2 July 1243 (CPR 1232-47 p. 384; still alive 19 May 1254 (1 Fasti V 59).]

Preb. farmed to John of Bitton, bp.'s brother, 23 May 1249 (Cal. I 86).

M. Robert of Gloucester (fn. 5)

Can. of Hereford by 26 Dec. 1279 (Reg. Thome de Cantilupo, episcopi Herefordensis, ed. R. G. Griffiths and W. W. Capes (CYS ii, 1907) p. 244); chanc. of Hereford, coll. 16 Sept. 1299 (2 Fasti II 12). First occ. as can. of Wells 30 March 1294 (Cal. I 108). Occ. several times. D. as this preb. before 25 Jan. 1322 (ibid. p. 197). Said in 1350 to have held the preb. during the episcopate of M. William de Marchia (cons. 17 May 1293) and continuously until after the accession of bp. John of Droxford (cons. 9 Nov. 1309) (ibid. p. 550). Occ. as this preb. 10 Nov. 1310 (Reg. Droxford fo. 33v). His affairs at Hereford put into hands of administrators 1 March 1320 (Reg. Ade de Orleton, ed. A. T. Bannister (CYS v, 1908) pp. 127-8).

Footnotes

  • 1. Cf. Robert de Playz, who occ. occ. temp. bp. Jocelin, Cal. I 360.
  • 2. For a note on his career, see Biog. Ox. I 565.
  • 3. About 8 miles north of Wrotham.
  • 4. For his career, see Biog. Ox. I 656-7.
  • 5. D.Cn.L.; for his career, see Biog. Ox. II 773-4.