Prebendaries: Norton

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Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 8, Hereford. Originally published by Institute of Historical Research, London, 2002.

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Norton, one of the benefactions made to the cath. in pre-Conquest times by Wulviva and Godiva, was church demesne in 1086 (DB I 182c) and in the Herefordshire Domesday of c. 1160 × c. 1170 was stated to belong to the cans. (Herefordshire Domesday p. 28). The manor of Norton formed part of the common fund by at least the late 12th cent. (cf. EEA VII no. 201); the preb. of Norton was evidently endowed with a part of the manor. In the taxation of pope Nicholas IV can. John of Scarborough is said to receive 9s ¼d from Norton, evidently his prebendal revenue (Taxatio p. 169a); Norton is listed as a preb. in the taxation list entered into bp. Swinfield's register 1294 (Reg. Swinfield p. 305), but its value is effaced. Valor III 11 assesses the preb. at 43s 2½d.


John of Scarborough

Clk. of queen Eleanor, mother of Edward I, by 5 Feb. 1275 (CPR 1272-81 p. 78); already can. of Hereford when ordained dcn. 6 Apr. 1286 (Reg. Swinfield p. 549); occ. as executor of will of queen Eleanor the queen mother 3 Apr. 1289 (CPR 1292- 1301 p. 407); occ. as can. of Hereford and clk. of queen Eleanor 20 Sept. 1289, when he received an indult to hold an addit. benefice with cure of souls, to allow him to regain the benefice of Stanton in the dioc. of Ely which he had res. on obtaining Syston (Leics.) in the dioc. of Lincoln (CPL I 505; Reg. Nic. IV no. 1624). Occ. c.1291 holding this preb. (Taxatio p. 169). D. by 6 March 1305 when Richard de Bello was coll. to his preb. of Norton (Reg. Swinfield p. 536; 2 Fasti II 38).