The Register: Bramwra (near Penrith)

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Register and Records of Holm Cultram. Originally published by T Wilson & Son, Kendal, 1929.

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Bramwra (near Penrith).

48. (C. pp. 32, 33; D. art. 64).—Bricius de Penreth, the serjeant, grants to Holm abbey land by the water of Amoth [Eamont] called Sain[t] Wilfriholm [misread (N. & B. ii, 534) 'St. Swithin's Holm'], in breadth from the top of the bank above that holm to the Amoth, and in length from the top of the bank as far as the dyke runs to the enclosure (haya) on the Amoth; with access through his lands of Bramwray and on the east to Edenhal. Failing which, he will give them an equal portion of land elsewhere in Penreth. [Bricius the cook got land in Bramwra about 1230 and died before 1260 (C. & W. Trans. n.s. vii, 22; x, 3); see also no. 251. This grant dates before its confirmation (in no. 226) by Henry III on September 5th, 1255.]

48a. (H. 2).—"Bramwra contains 7½ acres and half a rood arable, 5½ acres and one rood meadow, 5 acres and one rood waste. Pasture within these bounds, i.e. between the arable land and the Amoth, 4½ acres formerly washed away by the water and now reclaimed."

48b. (H. 2).—John de Mora, knight, grants right of way through his land of Bramwra to the land and pasture called Saintwilfritholm. [John de Mora in 1236 was sheriff or custos of Cumberland; in the Lanercost Register (Wetherhal, 179n) he is called Seneschal of Gilsland; he witnessed as Sir John the St. Bees charters no. 230 of 1254 and no. 231 of 1256. This grant must date c. 1255.]