Prebendaries: Wedmore Prima

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

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'Prebendaries: Wedmore Prima', in Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 7, Bath and Wells, (London, 2001) pp. 72-74. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/fasti-ecclesiae/1066-1300/vol7/pp72-74 [accessed 22 April 2024]

LIST 57 PREBENDARIES OF WEDMORE PRIMA

PREBEND

Wedmore (Som.): land given by kg. Edward Confessor to bp. Giso for maintenance of his clerks at church of Wells, Apr. 1061 × May 1065 (Keynes, 'Giso' app. I no. 8; see comment, ibid. pp. 229-30); conf. by kg. Edward Confessor May 1065 (ibid. app. I no. 9); church of Wedmore gr. to bp. Giso by queen Matilda 1072 × 83 (ibid. no. 19, discussed p. 248; cf. EEA XI no. *9 note, and Historiola p. 17). Bp.'s TRE and in 1086 (DB I 86b, 89c; Keynes, 'Giso' p. 271).

Land of Wedmore, church of Wedmore, land of Biddisham, Mark, (fn. 1) Mudgley and church of Wookey (Som.) established as deanery and six prebs. by bp. Robert (EEA X no. 46, for which see below, app. 1). Papal confs. 22 Jan. 1158 and 15 June 1176 (PUE II nos. 101, 159). Conf. by Henry II to dean Ivo of warren of Wedmore, prob. Nov. 1158, as his predecessors had it temp. Henry I (Cal. I 65). (fn. 2) Church of Wedmore belonged to subdeanery until 3 June 1209 when it was assigned to deanery by bp. Jocelin, with provision for choral vicar at 4m, and church of Wookey was attached to subdeanery (Cal. I 66; see above list 7). Decree by bp. Jocelin concerning procedure in vacancies of preb. and deanery 29 Sept. 1213 (Cal. I 66).

By 29 Oct. 1242 manor and church of Wedmore provided for deanery and four prebs.; addition by bp. Jocelin of church of Mark from which a fifth preb. created same time (Cal. I 60; see below list 61). Royal gr. to dean and successors of weekly market on Tuesday and yearly fair on vigil, feast and morrow of St Mary Magdalene (21-23 July), 18 May 1255 (Cal. Ch. Rolls I 446).

Valuations 1291 £40 (Taxatio p. 199b); 1299 £40 (Cal. I 255).

PREBENDARIES

Ivo

Dean, first certain occ. 1146/7, last certain occ. 4 Nov. 1159, but prob. occ. later, [June or July 1163] (list 3). Issued ch. 1153 × 4 Nov. 1159 concerning land in Dulcote which he had of bp. Robert's gift (Cal. I 53). (fn. 3) Conf. by Henry II to dean Ivo of warren of Wedmore as his predecessors had it temp. Henry I (Cal. I 65).

[Richard

Dean, first occ. 1164 or early 1165, last certain occ. 8 Nov. 1186 (list 3).]

M. Alexander Medicus

Can. (preb. Henstridge, list 41) and subdean of Wells from before 29 Sept. 1188 (list 7). Dean, first occ. prob. late 1189, last occ. 17 July 1209 and 28 May 1206 × Dec. 1209 (list 3). Occ. as this preb. 3 June 1209 (Cal. I 66).

[M. Ralph of Lechlade

Can. (unident. preb.), archdcn. [of Taunton], prec. of Wells (lists 67, 12, 4). Appd. dean March 1208 × Dec. 1209; occ. 1209 × 13; deanery in kg.'s hands 1212 (list 3).]

[M. Leonius

Described as dean Sept. 1213; occ. 30 Sept. and 2 Oct. 1213; last occ. 14 Jan. 1215 × 27 May 1216 and 11 July 1215 (list 3).]

Peter of Chichester

Can. from before Dec. 1209 (unident. preb., list 67). Prob. successively treas. by 2 Oct. 1213, last occ. 16 July 1217 (list 6), and archdcn. of Taunton, occ. 2 Dec. 1217 and 28 May 1217 × 27 May 1218 (list 12). Dean, first occ. Apr. 1220; last occ. 12 and 13 Jan. 1236; d.. before 19 Sept. 1236 (list 3). Occ. as this preb. n.d. (Cal. I 50, 67).]

[M. William de Merton

Archdcn. of Berks. (Salisbury dioc.) by 1224, last occ. 17 Feb. 1236 (1 Fasti IV 30). Dean, first occ. 19 Sept. 1236; last occ. 1237/8 and 2 May 1237 (list 3).]

John Saracenus

Papal subdcn. and chapl., can. of Wells (unident. preb., list 67). Prob. papal prov. to deanery, first occ. 28 Jan. 1238, last occ. 27 March 1252; d. before 31 Oct. 1252 (list 3). Occ. as this preb. 29 Oct. 1242 (Cal. I 60) and n.d (ibid. p. 138).

[M. Giles of Bridport

Archdcn. of Berks. (Salisbury dioc.) by 26 Dec. 1237 (1 Fasti IV 30). Can. of Wells by 27 May 1241 (unident. preb., list 67). Dean, first occ. 20 Aug. 1253; last occ. c. 29 July 1256 (list 3). Bp. of Salisbury, el. 13 Feb. × 15 Apr. 1256, temps. 17 Aug. 1256, cons. 11 March 1257, d. c. 13 Dec. 1262 (1 Fasti IV 5).]

M. Edward de la Cnoll

Can. by 13 July 1254 (preb. Henstridge, list 41). Dean, el. by 19 Sept. 1256; d. 16 Sept. 1284 (list 3). Occ. as this preb. 4 Apr. 1268 (Cal. I 105).

[M. Thomas of Bitton

Prec., archdcn. of Wells (lists 4, 11). Dean, prob. el. 15 Nov. 1284; first certain occ. c. 1 July 1285 (list 3). Bp. of Exeter, el. 8 Oct. × 30 Nov. 1291, temps. 2 Dec. 1291, cons. 16 March 1292, d. 21 Sept. 1307 (2 Fasti IX 1).]

[M. William Burnel

Can. by 11 Oct. 1284 (preb. Wiveliscombe, list 64), provost by 20 Nov. 1289 (list 69). Dean, first occ. 30 Apr. 1293; last occ. as dean 10 Aug. 1295; certainly res. by 13 Feb. 1297 (list 3).]

[M. Walter de Haselshawe

Can. by 8 June 1283 (unident. preb., list 67); archdcn. of Wells by 2 Sept. 1286, last occ. 27 July 1295 (list 11). Dean, first occ. 1295/6 and 17 Feb. 1296 (list 3). Bp., el. 7 Aug. 1302, temps. 12 Sept., cons. 4 Nov., d. 11 Dec. 1308 (2 Fasti VIII 1).]

Footnotes

  • 1. For Mark, see queen Edith's writ 6 Jan. 1066 × 18 Dec. 1075, Keynes, 'Giso' app. I no. 15, and ibid. pp. 237, 239.
  • 2. For date, cf. R. W. Eyton, Court, Household and Itinerary of King Henry II (1878) p. 42.
  • 3. Temp. Thomas archdcn. [of Bath], list 10, and Richard de Monte Acuto [can.], list 33.