Durham Cathedral Archive: Cartulary I
Introduction
Contents
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD-Cart1
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: Cartulary I
Dates of creation: ca. 1400
Extent: x + 256 ff. (medieval foliation 1-249, wants 164-175)
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Durham Priory
Language: Latin

Contents

Cartulary copies of charters etc. mainly papal, royal, episcopal etc. issues, with some later additions:
f.ir-42r Papal documents
f.42v-67r Royal documents
f.67v-124v Documents of the bishops of Durham
f.128r-137v Documents concerning the archdeacons of Durham
f.138r-147v Documents concerning the archdeacons of Northumberland
f.148r-152v Other documents
f.153r-161v Documents concerning the prior of Durham's archdeaconry
f.162r-163r Other documents
f.176r-186r Documents of the archbishops and chapter of York
f.186r-191v Evidences for the prior's temporal court
f.192r-197r Other documents
f.201r-247*v Private deeds concerning property
f.248r-249r Other documents


Accession details

Placed in the University's care by the Dean and Chapter of Durham in 1948.

Alternative forms

A negative microfilm is available at PGFilm 104

Bibliography

R. Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham i (1816)

f.ir-67r
Papal and royal documents

f.i-iii
Paper leaves, blank [modern]
f.iv
Paper stub, with earlier paper inset, blank
f.v
Paper stub, with paper backing, blank
f.v r   [16th century]
List of indexes (i.e. contents-lists) in Cart.I
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f.vi r
Added on blank: {reference to f.148r-v, 53v, 59r and 61r below}
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f.vi v
Paper backing, blank
f.vii
Paper leaf with paper backing, blank
f.viii r
Added on blank: {reference to f.194r below}
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f.viii r   1824
Added: {note that the volume was produced in the Exchequer at the examination of witnesses in the case of James Miller, clerk v. Thomas Jackson and others, 11 Oct. 1824.}
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f.viii v   [14th/15th century]
Added on blank: {note concerning a discussion of “obvenciones” in the Apparatus to the Constitutiones of John [XXII] by Gescelinus de Tassanis}
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f.ix r -x r
Contents list for f.1r-40v, {40v-42r}
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f.x v
Added on blank: {Extract}
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f.1r-v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.11r-12v., with minor emendations.
No original recorded. Earliest known text: DCL MS A.II.16, f.101v. Copies also in DCD 3.13.Pont.6, Loc.IX:2 and (inspeximus) Loc.III:28.
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1.1.Pap.12 f.2r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.13r-v., with minor emendations. Added in lower margin: {sketch of rota, with note of papal subscription}. See also Misc.Ch. 7177, f.27r-v
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1.1.Pap.13 f.2v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.13v-14v., with minor emendations. Added in lower margin: {sketch of rota, with note of papal subscription}.
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1.1.Pap.14 f.3r-v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.15r-16v., with minor emendations. Added in lower margin, f.3v: {sketch of rota, with note of subscriptions of pope and 3 cardinals}.
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1.1.Pap.18 f.3v-5r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.24r-26v., with emendations, mostly minor. Interlined, f.4r: {"the church of that vill (i.e. Pittington) and the other Pittington; 3 bovates of land in Stainton}; added in lower margin, f.4v: {note of subscriptions}; interlined at end, f. 5r: {"Tours, by the hand of Herman, subdeacon of the Roman church and notary, 15 Oct. 1162"}.
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1.1.Pap.15 f.5r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. fols. 22v-23r.; interlined at end: {"Tusculum, 23 Mar. [1171 x 1181]}.
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1.1.Pap.16 f.5r-v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.24r., with minor emendations. Interlined at end: {"Clermont, 7 June [1165]}.
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1.1.Pap.17 f.5v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.23r. ; interlined at end: {"Sens, 8 Aug. [1164]}.
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1.1.Pap.19 f.5v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.23r-v., with minor emendations. Interlined at end: {"Tusculum, 28 July [1171 x 1180]}.
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1.1.Pap.20 f.5v-6r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.21v-22r., with minor emendations.
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1.1.Pap.29 f.6r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.12v-13r., with minor emendations.
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2.1.Pap.3 f.6r-7r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.19r-20v., with minor emendations. Interlined at end: {note of subscriptions}.
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2.1.Pap.1 f.7r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.18v-19r., with minor emendations.
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1.1.Pap.1 f.7r-8v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.28v-31r., with emendations, mostly minor. Added in margin, f.8r: {"in Normanton the church and 5 carucates of land with meadow and 2 mills; in [Sutton] Bonnington 5 bovates of land}; added in lower margin, f.8v: {date in full}.
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3.1.Pap.1 f.8v-9r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet.ff.31r-33v., abbreviated, with minor emendations. Interlined at end: {Lateran, by the hand of Blaise, subdeacon of the Roman church and notary, 17 Mar. 1201}.
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3.1.Pap.2 f.9r-v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.35r..
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3.1.Pap.3 f.9v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.34v-35r. ; interlined at end: {"Rome, St Peter's, 22 May 1214"}
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f.9v
Added in margin: {reference to f.31r-v below}
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2.1.Pap.8 f.9v   10 March 1227
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Pap.8.
Confirmation by Honorius [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the liberties and immunities from secular exactions, and of the lands, revenues, possessions and other goods granted to their church by William I, king of England, and others.
Dated: Lateran
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2.1.Pap.9 f.10r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.37v.: abbreviating sanctio.
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2.1.Pap.10 f.10r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.36v.: abbreviating sanctio.
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2.1.Pap.11 f.10r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.37r.: abbreviating sanctio.
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2.1.Pap.12 f.10v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.35v-36r..
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2.1.Pap.13 f.10v-11r   2 March 1227
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Pap.13.
Confirmation by Honorius [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the liberties granted to their churches in the province of York by Thomas, archbishop of York, and later approved by Thurstan and Roger, archbishops of York, his successors.
Dated: Lateran
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2.1.Pap.20 f.11r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.36r-v. : abbreviating sanctio.
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2.1.Pap.31 f.11r   21 November 1239
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Pap.31.
Confirmation by Gregory [IX], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the ancient and reasonable customs, liberties and immunities granted by previous popes and by kings, princes and others.
Dated: Lateran
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2.1.Pap.39 f.11v-12v   11 February 1230
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Pap.39.
Confirmation by Gregory [IX], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the composition (“Le Convenit”) between them and Richard [Poore], bishop of Durham, here exemplified: as 1.4.Pont.2a..
Dated: Perugia
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f.12v
Added in margin: {reference to ff.32v-33r below}
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3.1.Pap.20 f.12v   29 January 1254
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Pap.20.
Confirmation by Innocent [IV], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham of the ancient and reasonable customs, liberties and immunities granted by previous popes, and of the liberties and immunities from secular exactions granted by kings, princes and others.
Dated: Lateran
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3.1.Pap.30 f.12v-13v   3 November 1253
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Pap.30.
Mandate by Innocent [IV], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, reciting: Statute by Innocent [IV], pope, to all patrons of benefices, clerics and laymen, that henceforth all ecclesiastical benefices shall be served by persons duly collated, elected or presented and confirmed, with protection for those already holding or expecting benefices under the terms of provisions, and exception of bishoprics, abbacies and other regular dignities and ordering them to execute this.
Dated: Lateran
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3.1.Pap.29 f.13v-14v   27 February 1254
Indult by Innocent [IV], pope, to the prior of the monastery of Durham, OSB, that he and his successors may grant to monks of the house and its cells dispensation from those statutes and precepts not of the substance of the Rule, and that they shall also have the power in such matters to dispense from punishments and to absolve from any interdict, suspension or excommunication incurred in such matters, with the imposition of a suitable penance; they may also grant such powers to the subprior and his successors.
Dated: Lateran
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3.1.Pap.28 f.14r-v   27 February 1253
Mandate by Innocent [IV], pope, to the abbots of [St Mary's] York and Selby, to act as conservators of the powers granted to the prior of Durham, OSB, as in preceding item [3.1.Pap.29].
Dated: Lateran
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3.1.Pap.21 f.14v   28 February 1254
Statute by Innocent [IV], pope, limiting to 4 marks the procurations which archbishops, bishops, archdeacons and other prelates may demand when visiting in person, with adjustments permitted according to the dignity of the prelate and the wealth of the place and with provision for restitution in the case of excessive exactions.
Dated: Lateran
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3.1.Pap.27 f.15r   12 August 1245
Confirmation by Innocent [IV], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham of the composition between them and Richard [Poore], late bishop of Durham, concerning temporal jurisdiction, commonly called “pleas of the crown”.
Dated: Lyons
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4.1.Pap.7 f.15r-16v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.16v-18v., with emendations, mostly minor. Added in margin, f.15v: {"Hesledon, [Monk]wearmouth with the church of that vill}; interlined, f.16r: {"with the archdeacons"}; interlined at end: {notes of subscriptions and date}.
Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, muniment drawer 31, no.88
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4.1.Pap.22 f.16v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. ff.37v-38r.
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4.1.Pap.24 f.17r   4 October 1256
Confirmation by Alexander [IV], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the vicarages taxed in the churches of Aycliffe, Pittington, Norham and Bywell [St Peter], with fit portions assigned to the vicars, by Richard Marsh, Richard Poore, Nicholas [of Farnham] and others formerly bishops of Durham.
Dated: Anagni
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f.17r
Added in margin: {reference to f.33r below}
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1.2.Pap.4 f.17r   4 May 1263
Indult by Urban [IV], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, that in the time of a general interdict they may celebrate the divine office, behind closed doors, in low voices, without ringing bells, and having excluded all those under interdict or excommunicate, provided that the house is not under a particular interdict.
Dated: Orvieto
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1.2.Pap.6 f.17r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Pap.6. : abbreviating sanctio.
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1.2.Pap.5 f.17v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Pap.5a/b. : abbreviating sanctio.
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2.2.Pap.1 f.17v
Cartulary copy of 2.2.Pap.1. : abbreviating sanctio.
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3.2.Pap.8 f.17v-18v   23 July [1302]. Added erroneously: {1304}
Decree Debent by Boniface [VIII], pope, that the custom of single visitation claimed by the prior and chapter of Durham against A[ntony Bek], bishop of Durham, is contrary to the common good and unreasonable, as it tends to restrict discovery of the truth; that it had been decreed by a general council that a notary or two suitable persons should be present to record proceedings; that monks are debarred by their profession from appearing in any legal actions except cases of heresy nor are they suitable persons to act as notaries in the matter of correcting their own faults: that it detractsfrom the bishop's dignity to visit alone persons who are possibly suspect; that in order to prevent the bishop from becoming oppressive, he must visit henceforth accompanied by two or three clerks of whom at least one must be a member of the Benedictine order, and by one notary, any custom or agreement to the contrary notwithstanding.
Dated: Anagni
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4.2.Pap.9 f.18v   9 July 1281
Confirmation by Martin [IV], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of all liberties and immunities granted to them by previous popes, in privileges and other indulgences, and of the liberties and exemptions from secular exactions granted by kings, princes and others.
Dated: Orvieto
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1.2.Pap.14 f.18v   27 June 1364
Confirmation by Urban [V], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of all liberties and immunities granted to them by previous popes, in privileges and other indulgences and of the liberties and exemptions from secular exactions granted by kings, princes and others.
Dated: Avignon
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1.2.Pap.18 f.18v-19r   21 July 1379
Indult by Urban [VI], pope, to Robert [Walworth], prior and the chapter of Durham, that the prior and his successors may use the mitre, pastoral staff, ring, sandals and other pontificals, as and when any other priors of the Benedictine order in English cathedrals do so, the constitution "Abbates" of Alexander IV, pope, and other papal constitutions notwith-standing.
Dated: Rome, St Peter's
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3.2.Pap.20 f.19r   3 July 1393
Confirmation by Boniface [IX], pope, to the prior and chapter of Durham, of all liberties and immunities granted to them by previous popes, in privileges and other indulgences, and of the liberties and immunities from secular exactions granted by kings, princes and others.
Dated: Perugia
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3.2.Pap.14 f.19r-20r   20 April 1397
Decree by Boniface [IX], pope, that the death of Thomas [of Hatfield], bishop of Durham, has frustrated the bishop's plan, as explained by the prior and convent of Durham to Urban VI, late pope, for the foundation of a college at Oxford for 16 persons, of whom 8 would be monks of Durham and 8 secular clerks, all selected by the prior and chapter, who would study theology and arts; that Richard [II], king of England, being anxious that this plan should be fulfilled, granted the patronage of the churches of Frampton, Bossall, Ruddington and Fishlake, in the dioceses of Lincoln and York, which belonged to the crown, for the endowment of the college; that Urban VI had granted, by mandate to the late bishop of Durham that these churches might be appropriated to the college, which has taken place; that the prior and chapter of Durham have since deputed one of the 8 monks living at the college as prior there; that the archbishop of York and the bishop of Lincoln shall no longer require the prior of the college to appear in person at their synods, on the occasion of visitations or convocations, but that he may send proctors in his place.
Added in margin: {note that this bull is kept in Oxford, with the foundation document of Durham College}
Dated: Rome, St Peter's
Identified as 3.2.Pap.14 at the time of the compilation of the Repertorium Magnum. It is the bull exemplified in the notarial instrument now at this number, formerly Loc.XXIV:78
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3.2.Pap.12 f.20r   12 November 1396}
Added: {Indult by Boniface [IX}, pope, to the prior and chapter of Durham, that each monk's chosen confessor may grant him full remission on his death-bed of all sins of which he has repented and confessed, but that if the confessor has enjoined him to make satisfaction, this must be performed; that if confidence of such remission leads to the commission of more sins, such remission should be granted.
Dated: Rome, St Peter's
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2.2.Pap.10 f.20r-v   28 July 1414
Mandate by John [XXIII], pope, to the abbot of St Mary's York, in response to a petition from the prior and chapter of Durham, that he should summon appropriate persons and inspect personally the letters, privileges, muniments and instruments of the prior and chapter, and, if these should seem to be genuine, to arrange for them to be transcribed in public instruments which shall have the same force at law as the originals.
Dated: Bologna
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2.2.Pap.9 f.20v   28 July 1414
Indult by John [XXIII], pope, to the prior and chapter of Durham, that the prior and his successors may grant to monks of their church who attain their twenty-second year of age and who have no other canonical defects, licence to be promoted to the priesthood.
Dated: Bologna
Also in DCD Reg.Parv.II, f.65v-66r and Loc.III:21.
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f.20v
Memorandum that at the General Council at Pisa, 1409, a bull (reference to bull of Alexander V: 4.1.Pap.27 ?) sought concerning full death-bed remission of sins for all monks then in Durham, the junior monk being Richard Fowne.
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1.8.Pont.11 ? f.21r   [1390s]
Declaration by Boniface [IX], pope, in response to a request from Walter [of Skirlaw], bishop of Durham, and in consideration of the terms of a bull of Boniface VIII, formerly pope, that at his visitation of the prior and chapter of Durham the bishop of Durham may be accompanied by a monk of that chapter or of any other house of the [Benedictine] order.
Added in margin: {note that the bishop holds this bull 3 May 1396}
Rome, St Peter's
1.8.Pont.10 ? f.21v-22r   20 April 1397
Declaration by Boniface [IX], pope, revoking the preceding declaration, in response to objections by the prior and chapter of Durham that it is unreasonable to change practices which have acquired a time-honoured interpretation, and stating that accordingly the bishop of Durham shall visit the community accompanied only by a member of that chapter and of no other monastic house.
Dated: Rome, St Peter's
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2.2.Pap.8 f.22r-27r   7 December 1412
Declaration by John [XXIII], pope, in response to a petition by the prior and chapter of Durham, confirming the final sentence of the commissary of Henry [Bowet], archbishop of York, in a case between the archbishop and the prior and chapter concerning their title to certain churches in the diocese of York appropriated to Durham priory and Durham College Oxford, and further confirming that this sentence shall have full legal force in any future disputes, so that the prior and chapter need not produce their original deeds, which may be harmed by repeated travelling, and reciting in full the final sentence in the archbishop's court at York (ff.23r-27r: 3.2.Archiep.1, omitting the last 2 notarial eschatocols).
Dated: Rome, St Peter's
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1.2.Pap.17 f.27r-28r   6 November 1385
Mandate by Urban [VI], pope, to [John Fordham], bishop of Durham, to expedite the appropriation of the churches of Frampton, Bossall, Ruddington and Fishlake, in the dioceses of Lincoln and York, to Durham College Oxford, and to the use of the 16 persons studying there in accordance with the plan of Thomas [Hatfield], late bishop of Durham, the patronage of these churches having been granted by Richard [II], king of England, to the monks of Durham for the endowment of the college.
Added in margin, f.27r: {note that this bull is kept in Oxford, with the foundation document of Durham College}
Dated: Genoa
Another copy in: DCD 2.5.Ebor.3a.
3.2.Pap.10 f.28r-29r   1 April 1404
Declaration by Boniface [IX], pope, in response to a petition by the prior and convent of Durham, that the mandate of Urban VI, the preceding item, and subsequent documentation in the matter of the appropriation of the churches of Frampton, Bossall, Ruddington and Fishlake to Durham College Oxford, shall have full legal force, certain errors in wording notwithstanding; confirmation of the foundation and appropriations.
Dated: Rome, St Peter's
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f.29v-30r   30 January 1408
Notarial instrument by Thomas of Ryhall: transumpt of the preceding item, abbreviated.
Marginal note that the bull sent to Oxford.
Dated: Durham
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3.2.Pap.18 f.30r-v
Cartulary copy, as 3.2.Pap.18., first item.
Identified as 3.2.Pap.18 at the time of the compilation of the Repertorium Magnum. The notarial exemplification now at this number formerly Loc.XXIV:29
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2.1.Pap.2 f.30v   8 April (1186 x 1187)}
Added: {Indult by Urban [III], pope, to Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, that no case concerning the inhabitants of his bishopric shall be committed to judges outside the province of York.
Dated: Verona
4.2.Pap.12 f.31r   25 September 1419
Confirmation by Martin [V], pope, to the prior and chapter of Durham, of an indult of Urban VI, late pope, to the prior of Durham to use the mitre, pastoral staff, ring, sandals and other pontificals as and when other priors of the [Benedictine] order in English cathedrals use them.
Dated: Florence
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3.1.Pap.3 f.31r-v   [1199]
Added: {Confirmation by Innocent [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the liberties, immunities and approved customs, in courts and other matters, granted to them by William [of St Calais] and Hugh [of le Puiset], formerly bishops of Durham, 22 May 1214}.
Dated: Lateran
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3.1.Pap.3 f.31v   6 April 1199
Confirmation by Innocent [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the liberties, ancient immunities and reasonable customs granted to them by previous popes and bishops of Durham.
Dated: Lateran
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2.1.Pap.41 f.31v-32v   11 January 1228
Confirmation by Gregory [IX], pope, to all archbishops, bishops and other prelates throughout England of: Confirmation by Innocent [III], pope, of: Grant by John, king of England, of free election of prelates in the churches and monasteries of England, royal licence to elect being sought before the election and royal assent after.
London 15 January 1215 Lateran 30 March 1215 Dated: Lateran
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2.1.Pap.42 f.32v-33r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Pap.42.
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4.1.Pap.23 f.33r   4 October 1256
Indult by Alexander [IV], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham that henceforth they will not be bound to receive or to provide a pension for anyone bearing letters [of provision] of the pope or papal legates, unless such letters mention this indult specifically.
Dated: Anagni
1.2.Pap.8 f.33r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Pap.8.
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2.1.Pap.33 f.33r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Pap.33.
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1.1.Pap.21 f.33v
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.21r..
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1.1.Pap.22 f.33v-34r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.23r ., but including the date: "Tours, 29 May [1163].
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1.1.Pap.23 f.34r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.22r-v., but including the date: "Tusculum, 28 May [1171 x 1181]".
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2.1.Pap.27 f.34r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Pap.27.
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3.2.Pap.1 f.34v-35v   30 November 1301
Mandate by Boniface [VIII], pope, to [Thomas of Corbridge], archbishop of York, [ ], bishop of Teano and [John of Halton], bishop of Carlisle, to restore Richard [of Hoton] to corporal possession of the priorate of Durham, of which he had been deprived for defiance in the matter of the visitation of the priory by the commissaries of Antony [Bek], bishop of Durham, and to which the same had appointed, uncanonically, Henry of Lusby, monk of Durham, which appointment is hereby annulled.
Dated: Lateran
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1.2.Pap.23 f.35v-36r   25 October 1305
Revocation by Clement [V], pope, of his earlier removal of Richard of Hoton, prior of Durham, from the administration in temporals and spirituals of the church of Durham and the committee of that administration to Antony [Bek], patriarch of Jerusalem and bishop of Durham; restoration to Hoton of full powers of administration.
Dated: ? near Bordeaux
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3.1.Pap.17 f.36r
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Pap.17.
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1.2.Pap.15 f.36r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Pap.15.
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1.2.Pap.16 f.36v   5 January 1368
Mandate of Urban [V], pope, to the abbot of Newminster, dioc. Durham, to warn all those concealing and withholding tithes, revenues, customs, bequests, lands, houses, meadows, groves, draught-beasts, lambs, fisheries, rights and jurisdiction belonging to the prior and convent of Holy Island, to reveal and restore the same within a suitable term and, if they fail to do so, to pronounce sentence of general excommunication upon them.
Dated: Rome, St Peter's
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3.2.Pap.15 f.36v-37r
Cartulary copy of 3.2.Pap.15.
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3.2.Pap.11 f.37r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.2.Pap.11.
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1.2.Pap.19 f.37v-39r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Pap.19.
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f.38
Folio missing
1.2.Pap.21 f.39r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Pap.21.
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4.1.Pap.6 f.39v-40r   14 May 1406
Mandate by Innocent [VII], pope, to the chapter of Durham, to admit as their bishop Thomas [Langley], formerly dean of York, whom the pope has provided to the see of Durham, vacant by the death of Walter [of Skirlaw], late bishop, and to show him obedience and due reverence.
Dated: Rome, St Peter's
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3.1.Pap.10 f.40r   24 March 1199
Added: {Mandate by Innocent [III], pope, to the dean, precentor and treasurer of York, to warn those harassing the prior and convent of Durham, who are exempted by papal indult from all exactions, aids, hospitality and other impositions of bishops, archdeacons and their officials, to desist and to make due satisfaction and, should they fail to do so, to compel them by ecclesiastical censure, 24 March 1199}.
Dated: Lateran
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2.2.Pap.11 f.40r   17 December 1411
Declaration by John [XXIII], pope, that the warden and scholars of Durham College Oxford may henceforth bury members of the college who die there in their chapel, dedicated to St Cuthbert, or in the ante-chapel (in vestibulo), a right which they have not enjoyed hitherto.
Dated: Added: { Rome, St Peter's 17 December 1411}
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f.40v   15 December [1153]
Added: {Indulgence of Anastasius [IV], pope, to all visiting the church of St Cuthbert and making offerings towards the support of the monks there, of forty days. 15 December [1153]}
Added in margin: {note that the original is held by the feretrar}
Dated: Lateran
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1.3.Pap.8a f.41r
Added: {1.3.Pap.8a..}
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1.3.Pap.7 f.41v   21 March 1438
Indult by Eugenius [IV], pope, to the prior and monks of Durham, that each monk's chosen confessor may grant him full remission on his death-bed of all sins which he has repented and has confessed, but that if the confessor has already enjoined him to make satisfaction, this must be performed; that if confidence of such remission leads to the commission of more sins, no such remission should be granted; that for one year from the receipt of this indult they must fast weekly on Fridays or, if they are already bound to fast then by precept of the church, by their Rule or by penance or vow, then on some other day weekly, and that if they cannot complete this in one year they must do so in the next; that if they cannot fulfil such fast, their confessor must substitute other works of piety, or this indult will be void.
Interlined at end: {note that this bull obtained by John Wessington, prior [of Durham]}
Dated: Ferrara
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1.3.Pap.1 f.41v-42r   27 February 1440}
Declaration by Eugenius [IV], pope, that the prior and subprior of Durham and their successors shall have power to grant dispensations, the prior to all monks of the church and its cells, the subprior to the prior, for all additional statutes, mandates and punishments not of the substance of the Rule, and similarly to absolve from all sentences of excommunication incurred in such matters and to enjoin a suitable penance and to grant dispensations to any who have incurred such sentences by celebrating or attending masses celebrated not on contempt of the keys, the constitutions of the legates Otto and Ottobuono and of provincial councils and synods on all these matters notwithstanding.
Added at end: {note that this bull obtained by John Wessington, prior [of Durham]}
Dated: Florence
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f.42v-44r
Contents-list for ff.45r-67r, {174-5 (now lost)}
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f.43
Folio missing
f.44v   [mid 15th century]
{Explanation of Old English terms relating to tenures, beg. "Soke, Hoc est secta de hominibus vestris ..."}
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f.44v   [mid 15th century]
{Explanation of types of fee, beg. "Feoda firma quando homo tenet de aliquo ..."}
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1.1.Reg.1 f.45r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Reg.1.: omitting all but first signum.
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1.1.Reg.2b f.45v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Reg.2b.: omitting all but first 2 signa. Added in upper margin: {note that one copy of this charter is kept at Stamford}
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1.1.Reg.3 f.45v-46r
As in 3.4.Reg.6..
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1.1.Reg.4 f.46r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Reg.4.
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1.1.Reg.5 f.46r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.34r.
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1.1.Reg.6 f.46r
Cartulary copy, as Cart.Vet. f.43v..
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1.1.Reg.8 f.46r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Reg.8.
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2.1.Reg.1 f.46r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Reg.1. : omitting all signa, but added: {note concerning signa}. Added in margin: {reference to f.53r below}
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2.1.Reg.4a f.46v-47r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Reg.4a.. Added in lower margin: {clause from 2.1.Reg.4b}
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2.1.Reg.8 f.47r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Reg.8.
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2.1.Reg.6 f.47r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Reg.6.
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1.1.Reg.13 f.47v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Reg.13.
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3.1.Reg.1 f.47v-48v
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Reg.1a/b.
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1.2.Reg.4 f.48v-50r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Reg.4.
3.1.Reg.3 f.50r
Notification by Henry [II], king of England, to his justices, sheriffs and other ministers of Northumberland and Yorkshire, that with the licence of the bishop of Durham he is sending his justices into the liberty of St Cuthbert on this occasion, that justice may be done in accordance with the assize of thieves, murderers and robbers (i.e. the assize of Clarendon), but that this is not to set a precedent.
Witnesses: Geoffrey, archbishop of 'Canterbury' (error for ' York'); Richard [of Ilchester], archdeacon of Poitiers; Earl Geoffrey; Richard de Lucy.
Dated: Woodstock
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f.50r
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Reg.4.
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3.1.Reg.13 f.50r-51r
As in 2.3.Reg.3a/b.
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f.51r
Added in lower margin: {3.1.Reg.17.}.
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f.51v
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Reg.21. or 3.1.Reg.26..
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f.51v-52v
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Reg.16., omitting last 6 witnesses.
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f.52r
Added in lower margin: {3.1.Reg.23.}
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f.52v
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Reg.24.
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f.53r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Reg.1., abbreviating document recited and omitting 8 witnesses.
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f.53v
Cartulary copy of 2.2.Reg.10. or 2.2.Reg.22., abbreviating document recited.
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f.54r
Cartulary copy of 2.2.Reg.4a/b., abbreviating documents recited.
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f.54v-55r
Cartulary copy of 1.3.Reg.1., abbreviating documents recited.
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f.55v-56r
Cartulary copy of 1.3.Reg.2a/b., abbreviating documents recited.
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f.56r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Reg.3a/b., abbreviating documents recited.
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2.3.Reg.2 f.56v
Added in lower margin: {note that the first charter of confirmation issued by E[dward] III, king of England, is missing at this point}.
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f.57r-v
Abstract of charters in 3.4.Reg.6.
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f.57v-58r   22 March 1381
Cartulary copy of 3.4.Reg.6., beginning and end only. The original is damaged at the end; the cartulary supplies the lacuna partially: Inspeximus by Richard [II], king of England, with the consent of his council, confirming all the charters and letters herein recited, the statute of mortmain and any forfeitures made in consequence thereof notwithstanding, and despite any non-user hitherto, certain specified clauses excepted.
Witnesses: S[imon of Sudbury], archbishop of Canterbury, primate of all England, chancellor; W[illiam Courtenay], bishop of London; W[illiam of Wykeham], bishop of Winchester; T[homas Brantingham], bishop of Exeter; J[ohn of Gaunt], king of Castille and Leon, duke of Lancaster; Edmund [of Langley], earl of Cambridge; Thomas earl Warenne; William of Ufford, earl of Suffolk; Robert [Hales], prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in England, treasurer; Aubrey de Vere, chamberlain; Hugh Segrave, steward of the household; John of Fordham, keeper of the privy seal.
Dated: Westminster
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3.4.Reg.6 f.58r-v
Abstract of charters (the second of "two long charters": see Repertorium Magnum) contained in inspeximus by Richard [II], king of England, to the prior and chapter of Durham, confirming: Licence by Edward III, king of England, to appropriate the church of Hemingborough. 2.3.Reg.5Licence by Edward III, king of England, to appropriate the church of Brantingham. 1.4.Reg.9Licence by Edward III, king of England, to appropriate the church of Appleby. 1.3.Reg.11Confirmation by Edmund Langley, earl of Cambridge, of charters of liberties pertaining to the cell of Stamford. 1.4.Ebor.1The "principal charter" by William [of St Calais], bishop of Durham, concerning spiritual privileges and temporal liberties. ?1.1.Pont.1Licences by Richard [of Bury] and Thomas [of Hatfield], bishops of Durham to acquire in mortmain lands from various donors in the vills of Wolviston, Billingham, Great Burdon, Aycliffe, Ferryhill, Monk Hesledon, Edmondbyers, Durham, Hett, Hebburn, Spennymoor, Relley, Aldin Grange, Elvet and the Old Borough, Durham. As Cart.II, ff.288r-289r: 3.9.Pont.13Licence by Thomas [Hatfield], bishop of Durham, to acquire in mortmain from John of Bamburgh lands which he had by grant of various persons, to the value of 100 marks, for lights and a chantry at the altar of SS Nicholas and Giles. 3.9.Pont.10Renewed grant of £40 from the royal exchequer at Berwick, although this formerly annulled. 2.3.Reg.7Exchange with John of Bellasis of Henknowl for lands and tenements in Wolviston. 2.3.Pont.14Indenture between the prior of Durham and John of Bellasis concerning the conditions of the preceding exchange. 2.10.Spec.4
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3.3.Reg.6 f.58v   22 March 1381
Inspeximus (as preceding item on f.58r) by Richard [II], king of England, confirming letters patent by Edward [III], king of England, etc., the statute of mortmain and any forfeitures made in consequence thereof notwithstanding.
Dated: Westminster
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f.58v
Added in lower margin: {reference to: (i) ff.192r-194r below (given as "192"); (ii) f.194r below}
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2.4.Reg.3 f.59r   18 February 1386
Confirmation by Richard [II], king of England, of the liberties granted to the prior and convent of Durham by his predecessors, kings of England, namely that they shall be free of tolls and transport dues in all places, and that they shall have their free court with sac and soc, tol and team and infangenethef and wreck, wherever they hold lands in England, and that they shall be free of all forest dues, pannage, hundreds, ridings and wapentakes and all other royal customs; they are to enjoy these liberties despite any non-user hitherto, according to this confirmation.
Dated: Westminster
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f.59r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Reg.5.
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f.59v
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Reg.10.
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f.59v-61r
Cartulary copy of 2.2.Reg.12.
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f.60
Folio missing
f.61r
Cartulary copy of 1.4.Reg.1a.
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f.61r
Cartulary copy of 1.4.Reg.2.
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f.61v
Added: { 3.1.Reg.7. }
f.61v
{ 2.2.Reg.5. }
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f.61v-62r
{ 2.2.Reg.4. }
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f.62v
Cartulary copy of {2.3.Reg.4. }
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f.62v-63r
Cartulary copy of {1.4.Reg.7. }
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f.63r
{1.4.Reg.5. }
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f.63r-v
{As 1.4.Reg.12.}
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f.63v-67r
{2.5.Reg.1.}
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f.64-66
Folios now missing.
f.67r
Added in lower margin: {reference to ff.248r-249r below}
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f.67v-163r
Documents of the bishops of Durham and the archdeaconries

f.67v-68v
Contents-list for ff.69r-123v, {123v-124v}
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f.69r-79r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Pont.1a.
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f.70r-71r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Pont.2a., omitting 28 witnesses.
Added in margin, f.70r: {reference to 1.1.Pont.2b and to a third copy, unidentified}
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f.71r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Pont.3a., omitting all but first signum.
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f.71r
Added in lower margin, f.71r: {reference to: (i) 1.1.Pont.4a/b, cf. f.82r-v, below; (ii) ff.82v-83v below}
f.71v
Cartulary copy of 4.1.Archiep.1., omitting all but first signum.
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f.71v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Pont.2., omitting title of 2nd witness, and last 12 witnesses.
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f.71v-72r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Pont.1., omitting all but first and part of name of 2nd witness.
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f.72r
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Pont.1.
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f.72r
Added in lower margin: {4.1.Pont.10.}
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f.72r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Pont.2.
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f.72v
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Pont.4.
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f.72v
Added in lower margin: {4.1.Pont.10.}
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f.72v-73r
Cartulary copy of 2.2.Pont.1.
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f.73r-75r
Cartulary copy of 1.4.Pont.3. (year A.D. supplied incorrectly).
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f.73v
Added in lower margin: {reference to: (i) 2.4.Pont.7; (ii) ff.184-189 below}
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f.75r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.4.Pont.2.
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2.4.Pont.3 f.75v-76r   24 August 1353
Inspeximus by Thomas [Hatfield], bishop of Durham, confirming the Convenit between Richard [Poore], formerly bishop, and the prior and convent of Durham, reciting as f.74r-v above, between "a" and "b".
Dated: Durham
Other copies: DCD 1.5.Pont.3 m.1; TNA Durh 3/30 m.20.
Described: English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.285.
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f.76r
Cartulary copy of 2.4.Pont.4., abbreviating document recited.
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f.76r-v
Cartulary copy, as 1.5.Pont.3., item 2 (cf. Cart.II, f.32v):
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4.1.Spec.42 f.76r-v   26 June 1334
Precept by Richard [of Bury], bishop of Durham, to the sheriff of Norham, to permit the prior of Durham to have his court in the case of John Wydewson, tenant of the prior, according to the terms of the charter of Richard [Poore], bishop of Durham, concerning jurisdiction over men from the lands and fee of the prior.
Dated: Durham
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f.76v
Added in lower margin: {reference to: (i) 2.4.Pont.8; (ii) as ff.11v-12r above(2.1.Pap.39), as f.51r above (3.1.Pap.27), 2.4.Pont.7; (iii) 1.9.Pont.}
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f.76v-77r
Cartulary copy of 2.4.Pont.9.
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f.77r
Cartulary copy of 3.6.Pont.6.
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f.77v-79r
Cartulary copy of 3.6.Pont.10.
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f.79r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.6.Pont.8a/b. : cf. 3.6.Pont.9a; 4.6.Pont.12
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f.79v-80r
Cartulary copy of 3.6.Pont.9a. : cf. 3.6.Pont.8a/b; 4.6.Pont.12
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f.80r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.6.Pont.12., abbreviating document recited.
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f.80v
Cartulary copy of 3.6.Pont.11.
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f.80v
Added in lower margin: {reference to f.97v below}
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f.81r-82r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Pont.2b.
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f.82r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Pont.4a.
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f.82v-83v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Pont.5.
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f.83v
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.11.
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f.83v-84r
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.1a/b.
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f.84r
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.6a.
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f.84v-85r
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.2.
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f.85r
Cartulary copy of Loc.XIII:2.
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f.85r
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.15.
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f.85r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.6.Pont.10.
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f.85v-86r
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.3.
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f.86r-87r
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.4.
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f.87r-88r
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.5a/b.
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f.88r
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.7.
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f.88r
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.8.
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f.88r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.10.
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f.88v
Cartulary copy of 2.6.Pont.3.
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f.88v-89r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Dunelm.10.
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f.89r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Dunelm.8.
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f.89v
Cartulary copy of 2.6.Pont.1.
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f.89v-90r
Cartulary copy of 2.6.Pont.2.
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f.90r
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Pont.15.
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f.90v-91r
Cartulary copy, as Loc.XIII:4c.
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f.91r
Cartulary copy, as Loc.XIII:6.
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f.91r
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Pont.9.
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f.91r-v
Cartulary copy, as Loc.XIII:10f.
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f.91v
Cartulary copy of 2.6.Pont.4.
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f.91v
Added in lower margin: {reference to 3.2.Pont.14}
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3.2.Pont.2 f.92r   1 January 1260
Grant by Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham, to Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, of licence to enclose their wood in their vill of Muggleswick, with the adjacent land, and to make there a free park, without deer-leap, having the following boundaries: from Flaynardsburg westward until opposite the church, then north to the manor of the prior and convent, then westward to the high road called Balyofgate and from there northward to Thorald's Bridge and along the river Derwent eastward to Flaynards-burg; no-one is to enter the park to hunt or capture any beast without licence from the prior.
Witnesses: John Balliol, Robert Neville, Marmaduke son of Geoffrey and William de Feugeres, knights; Master Robert [of St Agatha] archdeacon of Durham; Master William of Merrow; Master Roger of Seaton; John Gilet of Egglescliffe bishop's steward; John le Bosce.
Dated: [Bishop] Middleham, 1 January Pont.11 1259/60.
Other copies: DCD Cart.II, f.94r; Reg.I, f.ii,11r-v.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.71-72.
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f.92r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Pont.1b. : cf. 4.3.Pont.1a.
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f.92v   [16 September] 1277
Grant by Robert [of Holy Island], bishop of Durham, to Thomas of Herrington, of free warren in all his lands not within the bishop's forest, in both Herringtons, Harraton and Houghall; no-one may enter these lands to take anything pertaining to warren without licence from Thomas, under penalty of a fine of £10.
Dated: [Bishop] Middleham, 16 Kal. October 1277 Pont.3.
Original: DCD 4.3.Pont.2 (missing).
Another copy: DCD Reg.I, f.ii.46r-v.
Printed: (abbreviated) R. Surtees, History and Antiquities of Durham I part ii, p.181; English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.214-215.
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f.92v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Pont.3.
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f.93r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Pont.4.
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f.93r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Pont.5a. : cf. 4.3.Pont.5b.
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f.93v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Pont.13.
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f.93v-94r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Pont.7.
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f.94r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Pont.8a/b.
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f.94r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Pont.9.
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f.94v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Pont.10.
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f.94v
Added in lower margin: { 4.6.Pont.7..}
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f.94v-95r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Pont.11.
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f.95r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Pont.12a. : cf. 4.3.Pont.12b.
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f.95r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.6.Pont.1.
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f.95v
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Pont.1a.
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f.95v
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Pont.1b.
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f.95v-96r
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Pont.1c.
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f.96r
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Pont.1d.
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f.96r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Pont.1e. : the first item of the original is so badly damaged that Cart.I provides the earliest legible text.
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f.96r-v   16 May 1337
Mandate by Richard [of Bury], bishop of Durham, to the prior and convent of Durham, to attend his visitation in their chapter house on 30 June [1337].
Dated: York
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f.96v-97r
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Pont.1f.
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f.97r
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Pont.1g.
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f.97r
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Pont.1h.
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f.97v
Cartulary copy of 4.6.Pont.8.
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f.98r   18 February 1397
Cartulary copy of unidentified mandate by Walter [of Skirlaw], bishop of Durham, to the prior and chapter of Durham, to attend his visitation in their chapter house on 2 Apr. [1397].
Dated: Auckland
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f.98r-v   16 June 1397 [Ought to be 1398 ?]
Cartulary copy of unidentified commission by Walter [of Skirlaw], bishop of Durham, to Master John of Dalton, his official, to adjourn until 10 Oct. [1397] the visitation of the church of Durham which the bishop had prorogued until the next law-day after the feast of St John the Baptist (24 June or 29 Aug.), but which he is prevented from attending.
Dated: Wheel Hall
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f.98v-101v
Cartulary copy of 3.6.Pont.4.
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f.101v-102v
Cartulary copy of 4.6.Pont.1.
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f.102v-103r
Cartulary copy of 4.6.Pont.2.
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f.103r-105r
Cartulary copy of 3.6.Pont.5.
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f.105r-106r
Cartulary copy of 3.6.Pont.2.
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f.106v-107r
Cartulary copy of 4.6.Pont.3.
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f.107v-108v
Cartulary copy of 4.6.Pont.9. : cf. 4.6.Pont.4.
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f.108v-109r
Cartulary copy of 3.6.Pont.3.
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f.109r-110r
Cartulary copy of 4.6.Pont.5.
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f.110r-111r
Cartulary copy of 4.6.Pont.6.
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f.111r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.4.Pont.10.
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f.112r
Cartulary copy of unidentified instrument by Thomas of Ryhall, notary public, recording the presentation to William of Greystones, sacrist of Durham, by Thomas Newton alias Clerk, of Newcastle upon Tyne, of a bay palfrey as a mortuary at the funeral of Oswald, bishop of Whithorn, who died in the house of the rector of [St Mary in] the North Bailey [Durham], 20 Feb. 1418, and buried in the nave of Durham cathedral, 22 Feb. 1418, mass being celebrated at the altar beneath the great cross by John [Wessington], prior of Durham.
Witnesses: Master William Doncaster, B.C.L.; Master Robert Berall and Master Thomas Tang, notaries public.
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f.112v   24 May 1418
Cartulary copy of unidentified instrument by Thomas of Ryhall, notary public, recording: Protestation by Thomas of Hazlerigg, monk and subsacrist of Durham, that the bishop ought, as in the previous 5 years, to pay to him a pension of 6s 8d at Easter, in return for which the subsacrist will administer oil and chrism to the clergy of the diocese, otherwise this task will revert to the bishop, whose responsibility it is by ancient tradition.
Dated: Durham cathedral
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f.113r
Cartulary copy of 1.7.Pont.14.
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f.113r
Cartulary copy of 1.7.Pont.3(i).
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f.113r-114r
Cartulary copy of 2.8.Pont.9.
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f.114r-115r
Cartulary copy of 2.8.Pont.4.
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f.115r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.7.Pont.3(ii).
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f.115v-116r   22 September 1382
Cartulary copy of unidentified instrument by Roger of Catterick, notary public, recording the installation of John of Fordham, bishop of Durham, in the choir and the chapter house of Durham cathedral by Robert of Walworth, prior of Durham, reciting the declaration of the prior and the oath of the bishop and recording the reception by John Abell, sacrist of Durham, of offerings made by the bishop.
Present as witnesses: Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland; Richard Scrope, Roger of Fulthorpe, Matthew Redman and John Darcy, knights; Master Thomas of Shirford, chancellor of the bishop; Master William Burgeys, registrar of the bishop; Master John Hackthorpe, senior, proctor of the court of Durham.
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f.116r-118r
Cartulary copy of 2.8.Pont.2.
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f.118r   2 October 1390
Cartulary copy of unidentified instrument by William Barton, notary public, recording the installation of Walter [of Skirlaw], bishop of Durham in the choir and the chapter house of Durham cathedral by Robert of Walworth, prior of Durham, the appropriate declaration being made and oath taken.
Witnesses: Master John Fishburn and Master William Thrislington, clerks.
Dated: Durham Cathedral
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f.118r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.8.Pont.18.
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1.7.Pont.4 f.118v-120r   4 September 1407
Instrument by Richard of Ripon, notary public, recording the installation of Thomas [Langley], bishop of Durham, in the choir and the chapter house of Durham cathedral by John of Hemingborough, prior of Durham, and reciting the declaration of the prior and the oath of the bishop.
Present in Durham cathedral for the ceremony: William Strickland, bishop of Carlisle; the abbots of Alnwick, Blanchland, Jervaulx and Egglestone; Master Richard Holme, canon of York; Master John of Cocken, official [of the bishop] of Durham, dean of Lanchester; Master Thomas of Hexham, dean of Chester le Street; Master John of Dalton, licenciate in law; Master William Brenkley; Master Thomas Lyes; Prince John, son of Henry [IV], king of England, warden of the eastern march and constable of England; Ralph Neville, earl of Westmorland; John, his elder son and heir; Lord Mauley; Lord Dacre; Baron Hilton; Gilbert Umfraville, John of Lumley, Ralph Eure, Thomas Gray of Hetton, Richard Redman, Robert Umfraville, Robert Ogle, William Fulthorpe, Marmaduke Lumley, Robert Lisle (Lill'), William Claxton, Robert Hilton, Robert Conyers and William Tempest, knights; Thomas Clerk of Elvet; Robert Berall, John Crayk, chaplain, and Richard Ripon, notaries; John Runcorn and William Winlaton, literates.
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f.120r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.8.Pont.7.
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f.120v-121v
Cartulary copy of 1.14.Pont.14.
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f.121v-122r
Cartulary copy of 1.14.Pont.6.
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f.122r
Cartulary copy of 2.6.Pont.5a/b.
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f.122r
Cartulary copy of 1.14.Pont.12.
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f.122r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.3.Pont.11.
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1.14.Pont.10 f.122v   26 November 1312
Appointment by Richard [of Kelloe], bishop of Durham, of the prior of Durham and the dean of Auckland, jointly and singly, as vicars-general in the see and diocese of Durham with full powers, saving collations to benefices in the bishop's patronage or devolved to him by lapse of time.
Dated: [North]allerton
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f.122v-123v
Cartulary copy of 1.9.Pont.2.
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f.123v-124r
{As Register of Thomas of Hatfield, bishop of Durham, ff. 152v-153v, abbreviated.}
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f.124r
{3.2.Pont.11., abbreviated.}
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f.125-127
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f.128r-v
Contents-list for ff.129r-161v, {162r}.
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f.129r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Arch.Dunelm.1a/b.
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f.129r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Arch.Dunelm.2.
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f.129v-130r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Arch.Dunelm.3.
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f.130v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Dunelm.16., misreading name of 2nd witness.
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f.130v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Dunelm.17.
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f.130v-131v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Arch.Dunelm.9.
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f.131v-132v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Arch.Dunelm.12a/b.
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f.132v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Arch.Dunelm.17.
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f.132v-133r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Arch.Dunelm.16.
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f.133r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Dunelm.19.
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f.133r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Dunelm.7., abbreviating notarial eschatocol.
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f.133v-134r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Dunelm.2.
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f.134r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Dunelm.13.
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f.134v-135r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Arch.Dunelm.4., clarifying name of first witness.
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f.135r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Arch.Dunelm.10., abbreviating document recited.
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f.135v-137r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Arch.Dunelm.11.
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f.137r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Dunelm.5.
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f.137v
Added: {On the office of archdeacon, ending with mention of the archdeacon of Richmond.}
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f.138r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Northumb.1.
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f.138v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Northumb.3.
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f.138v-139r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Northumb.9.
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Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Northumb.8.
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f.139v-140r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Northumb.10.
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f.140r-141r
2.1.Arch.Northumb.11a/b. or 2.1.Arch.Northumb.15..
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f.141r-142r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Northumb.12., abbreviating notarial eschatocol.
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f.142r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Northumb.13., omitting name of the church.
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f.142v-143r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Arch.Northumb.14.
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f.143r-144r
Cartulary copy of 3.1.Arch.Northumb.16.
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f.144r-147v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Arch.Northumb.8.
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f.148r
Cartulary copy of Added: {3.1.Arch.Northumb.17.}
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f.148r
Cartulary copy of {4.2.Archiep.3. }
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f.149r-v
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f.150-151
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blank.
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f.152v
Added: {Note against alienations.}
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f.152v
{Definition of emphyteusis.}
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f.153r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.40.
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Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.20.
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Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.2.
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Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.17.
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f.153v-154r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.29.
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Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.18.
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Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.30.
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f.154v-155r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.31.
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f.155r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.2.
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f.155r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.9.
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Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.10.
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Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.37.
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Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.39.
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Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.38.
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Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.4.
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f.156v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.21.
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f.156v-157r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.3.
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f.157r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.42.
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f.157r-v   29 April [1402]
Cartulary copy of unidentified certification by the official of the prior of Durham to the official of the bishop of Durham, that on 24 Apr. [1402] he received his mandate as follows: Mandate by the official of the bishop of Durham to the official of the prior of Durham, archdeacon in his own churches, in accordance with the bishop's mandate containing the tenor of the king's writ for summoning parliament at Westminster for 7 May [1402], to summon the prior to attend in person, the chapter by one proctor and the clergy of the archdeaconry by another proctor.
Durham 23 April 1402 and that he has so summoned the prior, the chapter and the clergy of the archdeaconry.
Dated: Pittington
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f.157v   3 January 1419
Cartulary copy of unidentified notification by John [of Hemingborough], prior of Durham, ordinary of the spirituality of the liberty of St Cuthbert in Howden and Howdenshire, dioc. York, that he received the following mandate from Henry [Bowet], archbishop of York, primate of England and papal legate: Mandate by Henry [Bowet], archbishop of York, primate of England and papal legate to John [of Hemingborough], prior of Durham and ordinary of the spirituality of the liberty of St Cuthbert in Howden and Howdenshire, to induct Master John Selowe, priest, licenciate in decretis, into the canonry and prebend of Howden in the collegiate church of Howden, vacant by the resignation of Thomas Haxhy, of which prebend the prior and convent are patrons.
Cawood 28 December 1418 and that he has so inducted Master John Selowe.
Dated: Howden
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f.157v-158r   10 February 1419
Cartulary copy of unidentified mandate by John [of Hemingborough], prior of Durham, ordinary of the spirituality of the liberty of St Cuthbert in Howden and Howdenshire, dioc. York, to Master Richard Arnall, canon of York, Master Nicholas Newton, rector of Thweng, and Master John Carlton, rector of Escrick, to enquire into dilapidations in the canonry and prebend of Howden, in the collegiate church of Howden, during the incumbency of Thomas Haxhey and to sequestrate his goods to the value of any dilapidations.
Dated: Durham
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f.158r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.42.
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f.158v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.3.
f.158v-159r
As recited f.157v, above
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f.159r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.5., omitting one phrase but including one word lost by damage to the original.
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f.159r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.10.
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f.159r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.19.
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f.159v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.22.
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f.159v-160r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.46.
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f.160r   8 November 1414
Cartulary copy of unidentified mandate by John [Wessington], prior of Durham, vicar-general of Thomas [Langley], bishop of Durham, to [John Wessington], prior of Durham, archdeacon in the churches appropriated to him and the chapter in the diocese of Durham, to induct Master John Holderness, B.C.L., to the perpetual vicarage of St Oswald's, Durham, now vacant by the resignation of William Caton, in exchange for the vicarage of Giggleswick, dioc. York, and to which he has been presented by the prior and convent of Durham.
Dated Durham
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f.160r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.41.
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f.160v   8 June 1419
Cartulary copy of unidentified admission and institution by Thomas Lyes, dean of Auckland, vicar-general of Thomas [Langley], bishop of Durham, of William Winlaton, priest, to the perpetual vicarage of Pittington, dioc. Durham, vacant by the resignation of John Appleby, and to which he presented by the prior and convent of Durham.
Dated: Durham
f.160v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.40.
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f.161r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.3.
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f.161r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Arch.Northumb.6.
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f.161r-v   14 January 1413
Cartulary copy of unidentified mandate by the official of the archdeacon of Durham to the parochial chaplain of the collegiate church of Darlington, to declare in that church the sentence of excommunication pronounced by the official of the archidiaconal jurisdiction of the prior of Durham, against Margaret, a resident of the parish of Darlington, lately concubine of John Barbour of the parish of St Margaret, Durham, for her repeated contumacy, and to summon her to appear before the prior's official on Wednesday [1 Feb. 1413] in the church of St Oswald by Durham, to receive correction concerning alleged adultery and fornication.
Dated: Durham
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f.161v   18 July 1413
Cartulary copy of unidentified mandate by the official of the archdeacon of Durham to the parochial chaplain of Whitburn, to declare in that church the sentence of suspension pronounced by the official of the archidiaconal jurisdiction of the prior of Durham on John Skyndylby, chaplain, formerly subject to that jurisdiction but now resident in the parish of Whitburn, for his repeated contumacy, and to summon him to appear before the prior's official in the chapel of St Andrew on Elvet Bridge (the "new bridge") in Durham on 29 July [1413], to answer certain articles.
Dated: Durham
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f.162r   5 February 1497
Added: {Cartulary copy of unidentified memorandum that on 5 Feb. 1497, Thomas Swalwell, B.C.L., monk, chancellor of Durham [priory], in the name of the Ven. Master Ralph Booth, archdeacon of Durham, chancellor of John Sherwood, late bishop of Durham, brought the bishop's two seals which, in accordance with the ancient custom of Durham, he offered at the altar at the head of the shrine of St Cuthbert and then delivered to Robert Bailey, feretrar of Durham, to be converted into a chalice or two cruets for the use of the monastery.
Present: William Brown, subprior; Robert Bailey, feretrar; John Rakett, clerk of the exchequer of the bishop of Durham; Richard Emerson, scribe of the register of the prior of Durham, notary; William Smithers (Smeders), keeper of the gaol of the bishop of Durham; Richard Batmanson, servant of John Rakett. Also that as a memorial of such offerings verses were inscribed on the foot of a chalice made from the seals of Richard of Bury, bishop of Durham (recited) and similarly on an image standing on the shrine of St Cuthbert made from the seals of Thomas Hatfield, bishop of Durham (recited).} [15th/16th century]
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f.162v-163r   [16th century]
{Table of charters confirmed in Misc.Ch. 7178, with reference to copies in Cart."I" (now Cart.II), Cart."II" (now Cart.I) and Cart.III}
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f.164-175
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f.176r-249r
Documents of the archbishops of York etc and private deeds

f.176r-v
Contents-list for ff.177r-196v, {197r}.
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2.1.Archiep.9 (abbreviated) f.177r   17 August 1253
Notification by Walter [of Kirkham], bishop of Durham, that he has inspected letters of S[imon of Apulia], dean, and the chapter of York, directed to I[nnocent III], pope, as follows: Notification by S[imon of Apulia], dean, and the chapter of York to I[nnocent III], pope, that they have inspected certain original charters of the church of Durham, of which they send full transcripts as follows: Grant of Thurstan, archbishop of York, to the prior and monks of St Cuthbert etc.
Interlined: {reference to Cart.III.i f.1} Dated: Auckland
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f.177r-178r
Cartulary copy of 4.1.Archiep.3b.
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f.178r
Cartulary copy of 2.2.Archiep.7.
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f.178r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Archiep.19.
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f.178v-179v
Cartulary copy of 2.2.Archiep.8.
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f.179v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Archiep.7.
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f.179v-180r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Archiep.4.
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f.180r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Archiep.8.
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f.180r-181v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Archiep.5.
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f.181v-182v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Archiep.3.
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f.182v-183r
Cartulary copy of 1.1.Archiep.20.
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f.183r
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Archiep.9.
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1.1.Archiep.9 f.183v
Mandate by Thomas [I], archbishop of York, to Algar the clerk that he and all priests in Teviotdale are to refrain from using chrism and oil which Algar has distributed there contrary to instructions to take it to the church of Glasgow, and that they are to obtain chrism from the church of Durham, according to custom.
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f.183v-184r
Cartulary copy of 3.2.Archiep.3.
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f.184r
Cartulary copy of 3.2.Archiep.1a/b., abbreviating document recited.
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f.184r-186r
Cartulary copy of 2.4.Pont.7.
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? 2.4.Pont.5. f.186r   1 August 1402
Notification by Walter [Skirlaw], bishop of Durham, that in response to a request by the prior and convent of Durham for the reform of injuries done to them by the bishop, his justices, bailiffs and ministers in the matters of dimidiations of fines of tenants and wardship of heirs who are minors and their estates on the fee of the prior and convent of Durham; and that after consultation with Richard Norton and John Conyers, his justices, he has granted, for himself and his successors, that the prior and convent shall receive half of every amercement, fine, revenue and profit from tenants of their fee before the bishop's sheriff, escheator or justices, but reserving to the bishop wardship and marriages of heirs who are minors on the fee of the prior and convent, who hold anything by knight-service.
Dated: Auckland
Other versions of this purported grant are: 1.5.Pont.9 (? first draft), 2.4.Pont.5a (? second draft), 2.4.Pont.5b (? fair copy), Misc.Ch. 5117 (? copy). None of these is the item catalogued in the Repertorium Magnum as 2.4.Pont.5
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f.186r-v
As 2.4.Pont.5c, but later altered:
Declaration by Richard Norton and John Conyers that the prior and convent shall have dimidiations from tenants resident on their fee, while the bishop shall have wardship of heirs on that fee {who are minors}, who hold anything of the bishop by knight-service, {but the prior and convent are to have the entire revenue from the estates within their fee.} (The copy entered in Cart.I does not now agree precisely with any surviving form of this text: cf. Misc.Ch. 6746; 1.5.Pont.3, item 9; Reg.III, f.180v.)
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f.186v
Cartulary copy of 2.4.Pont.6., omitting signature and giving date as 23 April.
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f.186v-187r
Cartulary copy, as 1.5.Pont.3 dorse.
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4.1.Spec.42 f.187v
Cartulary copy, as 1.5.Pont.3, item 2.
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4.1.Spec.43 f.188r
Cartulary copy, as 1.5.Pont.3., item 4, possibly emended from original.
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f.188r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.1.Spec.44. ; as 1.5.Pont.3, item 5., possibly copied from this and emended from original.
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f.188v
Cartulary copy of unidentified document, as 1.5.Pont.3, item 7.
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f.188v-189r
Cartulary copy of unidentified document, as 1.5.Pont.3, item 11., possibly copied from this and emended from original.
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f.189r-v
Cartulary copy of unidentified document, as 1.5.Pont.3, item 12.
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f.189r-190r
Cartulary copy of unidentified document, as 1.5.Pont.3, item 13., possibly copied from that and emended from original.
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f.190r-191v
{Evidences for the temporal court of the prior of Durham}: extracts from or copies of grants: from 1.1.Pont.1afrom 3.1.Pont.1from 2.2.Pont.1from 1.1.Reg.1from 1.1.Reg.11from 2.1.Reg.4bfrom 2.1.Reg.1, with reference to: ? as f.51r above 3.1.Reg.13from as Cart.Vet. f.48r; cf. 3.1.Reg.25(ii): original untraced2.4.Pont.81.5.Pont.10(ii): later emended from 2.5.Pont.10 or 1.5.Pont.10(iii)from ? TNA, Durham 20/114/8: may be later addition
probably one roll, similar to others surviving in 1.5.Pont., but not itemised in the Repertorium Magnum
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f.192r-194r
Cartulary copy of 2.4.Pont.13.
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f.194r   12 August 1208
Added: {Grant by John, king of England, to the knights and free tenants of Haliwarfolc, that they may defend themselves according to the common assize of England if they are impleaded concerning their tenements, or if any of them wishes to seek his right, or if they are impleaded for any matter in the court of the bishop of Durham; that they may not be impleaded concerning their free tenements except by writ of the king or his chief justiciar, as in the time of Henry [II], king [of England]; that if they incur forfeiture to the bishop they shall be amerced according to the assize of the bishopric; that if the bishop of Durham takes amercements and holds them as security, the sheriff of Northumberland shall replevy them; that they shall have the liberties and easements in the forest of the bishop of Durham which they had in the time of Henry [II], king [of England], and Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop [of Durham]; that they are not to be impeded in their use of these assizes, liberties, uses and easements in the name of any custom or use in Haliwarfolc which is not rightful and common in the kingdom, saving the rightful liberties of the bishopric.
Witnesses: William, earl of Salisbury; William, earl Warenne [of Surrey]; Roger de Lacy, constable of Chester; Gilbert fitz Reinfrid; William de Cantilupe; Roger of Mowbray; Simon of Pateshull; James "de Petrina".
Note that the keeper of this charter is Lord Rannulph Neville.
Given by the hand of Hugh of Wells, archdeacon of Wells, Kirby in Kendale
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f.194v-196v
Cartulary copy of 1.2.Reg.2., with two omissions
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f.197r
Cartulary copy of Added: {1.1.Archiep.3.}
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f.197v-198v
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f.199
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f.200r-v
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f.201r
Cartulary copy of 3.8.Spec.22., misreading surname of last witness.
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f.201r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.8.Spec.25.
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f.201v   5 October 1358
Cartulary copy of unidentified grant by Robert Luclyn and Robert of Ormsby, chaplains, to Thomas Greathead, of all the lands and tenements in Castle Eden which they hold by grant and feoffment of Thomas, to hold for life for a rent of 10s p.a., with due services to the chief lords of the fee, reserving to the donors right of distraint.
Witnesses: John of Lumley, knight; John of Carew; Lawrence of Kelloe; William de Burntoft of Hartlepool; Stephen Udard.
Dated: Castle Eden
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f.201v
Cartulary copy of 4.1.Pont.8.
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f.202r
Cartulary copy of 4.1.Pont.4.
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f.202r
Cartulary copy of 3.16.Spec.1a.
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f.202r
Cartulary copy of 3.16Spec.2.
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f.202v
Cartulary copy of 3.16.Spec.3., misreading forename of last witness.
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f.202v
Cartulary copy of 3.16.Spec.4.
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f.202v
Cartulary copy of 3.15.Spec.5.
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f.202v-203r
Cartulary copy of 3.16.Spec.6.
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f.203r
Cartulary copy of 3.16.Spec.7.
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Cartulary copy of 3.16.Spec.8.
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f.203v
Cartulary copy of 3.16.Spec.10.
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f.203v
Cartulary copy of 3.16.Spec.9.
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f.203v-204r
Cartulary copy of 1.16.Spec.4.
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f.204r
Cartulary copy of 1.16.Spec.5.
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Cartulary copy of 3.14.Spec.58.
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f.204v
Cartulary copy of 3.14.Spec.63.
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f.204v-205r
Cartulary copy of 3.14.Spec.60.
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f.205r
Cartulary copy of 3.14.Spec.61.
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f.205r
Cartulary copy of 3.14.Spec.64: crossed out.
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f.205r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.14.Spec.62.
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f.205v
Cartulary copy of 3.14.Spec.59.
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f.205v-206r
Cartulary copy of 3.14.Spec.64.
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f.206r
Cartulary copy of 3.14.Spec.65.
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f.206r
Cartulary copy of 3.14.Spec.66., omitting 11th witness.
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1.15.Spec.1 f.206v   19 July 1378
Grant with warranty by William Hett of Durham and Dionisia his wife, to Thomas of Claxton and William of Hutton, of 2 adjacent burgages in Gilesgate in Durham, between the burgage of Thomas of Cockerton to the east and the burgage of Henry Turner to the west, and 3 rods of meadow lying together in the lands (territorium) of Durham, of which one head abuts on the two burgages aforesaid, and the other head abuts on the lane called Kepier Way.
Witnesses: Richard Walker; Adam Spuret; John Custesson; Hugh Slater (Sclater); Thomas Goldsmith (Goldsmyth).
Dated: Durham
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f.206v
Cartulary copy of 1.15.Spec.2a/b.
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f.207r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.8.Spec.10.
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f.208-212
Folios missing
f.213r
Added in upper margin: {note that here begins the cartulary of items omitted in the earlier cartulary (i.e. Cart.II) and of those newly-acquired.}
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f.213r
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Spec.36. ; added marginal note that the property does not belong to Durham priory.
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f.213r
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Spec.37. ; added marginal note that the property does not belong to Durham priory.
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f.213r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Spec.38. ; added marginal note that the property does not belong to Durham priory.
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f.213v
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Spec.39.
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f.213v
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Spec.40; cf. 2.3.Spec.41.
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f.213v-214r
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Spec.42.
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f.214r
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Spec.43.. Added in margin: {reference to f.218r below}
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f.214r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Spec.44.
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f.214v
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Spec.45b.. Added in margin: {reference to a "better" version, f.220r below}
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f.214v-215r
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Spec.46.. Added in margin: {reference to f.221v below}
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f.215r
Cartulary copy of 2.3.Spec.48.. Added in margin: {note that the present holder unknown}
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f.215r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.1.
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f.215v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.2.
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f.215v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.3.. Added in margin: {reference to ff.219v-220r below}
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3.3.Spec.4 f.216r   17 November 1348
Receipt by John of Sculthorpe, receiver of Thomas [Hatfield], bishop of Durham, to William Syre and William "Enocson", both of Gateshead, for £62 13s 4d for the farm of the fishery of Gateshead granted to them for 2 years prior to this date.
Added in margin: {note that this is void}
Dated: Durham
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3.3.Spec.5 f.216r   5 February 1337
Declaration by Elena, daughter and heiress of Alan of Willington, and William her son, that they have leased from William Syre of Jarrow, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, a tenement in Pipewellgate, Gateshead, between the tenement of Roger Rede and the tenement of John Dyer (Tinctor), until Easter [1337], for 40d rent to be paid then.
Added in margin: {note that this is void}
Dated: Gateshead
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f.216r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.6.
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f.216r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.7.
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f.216v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.8.
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f.216v-217r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.9.
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f.217r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.10.. Added in margin: {note that this is void}
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f.217r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.11.
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f.217v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.12.. Added in margin: {note that this is void}
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f.217v-218r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.13.
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f.218r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.15.. Added in margin: {reference to f.214r above}
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f.218r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.16.
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f.218v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.17.
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f.218v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.18.
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f.218v-219r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.19.
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f.219r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.20.. Added in margin: {note that this land does not belong to Durham priory}
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f.219r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.21.
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f.219r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.33.. Added in margin, f.219v: {reference to f.214v above}
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f.219v-220r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.23.
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f.220r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.24.
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f.220r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.25.. Added in margin: {note that the present holder is unknown}
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f.220v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.26.
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f.220v-221r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.27.
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f.221r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.28.
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3.3.Spec.29 f.221r   20 June 1334
Renunciation by Robert of Ketton, cook, of all lawsuits against the prior and convent of Durham.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley; Richard of Acton; John of Alnwick.
Dated: Newcastle upon Tyne
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f.221v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.30.
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f.221v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.31.. Added in margin: {reference to ff.214v-215r above}
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f.221v-222r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.34b.. Added in margin: {note that this is void, with reference to a "better" version, f.222r-v below}
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f.222r
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.33.. Added in margin: {reference to f.223v below}
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f.222r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.34a.
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f.222v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.1.
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f.222v-223r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.2.
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f.223r
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f.223r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.4.
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f.223v
Cartulary copy of 3.3.Spec.33*.
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4.3.Spec.10 f.223v-224r   21 December 1365
Grant with warranty by John of Lytham and William of Greystones, chaplains, to William Toller of Gateshead and Cecilia his wife, of 2 messuages in Pipewellgate, Gateshead, of which one lies between the tenement of Hugh of Mitford to the east and the tenement formerly Roger Rede's to the west, running from the ditch called "Bischopdyk" to the river Tyne, and the other lies between the tenement formerly Roger Rede's to the east and the tenement formerly Roger of Heworth's to the west, for a rent of 20s p.a., with responsibility for maintenance, reserving to the donors rights of distraint in case of default, and of entry in cases of waste or alienation.
Added in margin, f.223v: {note that the prior holds this land}
Witnesses: Walter of Hesledon and John Plummer, then bailiffs of the vill of Gateshead; William of Beddingham; William of "Spiryden"; John of Leyburn; John Southern (Sutheron); Thomas Vescy.
Dated: Durham
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f.224r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.8.
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f.224v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.9.
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f.224v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.12.
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f.224v
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f.225r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.14.
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f.225r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.15.. Added in margin: {reference to Cart.II f.300v (formerly 311)}
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f.225v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.16., misreading year-date.
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f.225v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.17.
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4.3.Spec.18 f.225v-226r
Testament of William Sire of Pipewellgate, 14 May 1349, bequeathing: his soul to God, the Blessed Virgin Mary and all the saints, and his body to be buried in the church of cemetery of St Mary, Gateshead, with his best cloth as a mortuary; to the high altar of that church, 6s 8d; to the altar of St Mary in the north porch there, 3s 4d; for lights [? at the altar of] St Catherine there, 3s 4d; to the chaplains and clerks of that church, 6s 8d; for funeral expenses and distribution to the poor, £20; to the prior and convent of Durham, £20; to the prior and convent of Tynemouth, 20s; to the master and monks of Jarrow, 5 marks; to the four orders of friars in Newcastle upon Tyne, 26s 8d in equal shares; to William his elder son, 20 marks, a rent of 4s p.a. from the tenement in which Robert son of Elena dwells, a tenement in Pipewellgate lying lengthwise between the land of Roger Rede and that of Roger of Heworth, and between the bishop's ditch at one end and the "grund ebbe" of the River Tyne at the other, and a second-best cobel; to William his younger son and William his elder son, all his arms to be divided equally, with first choice to William the younger, his heir; to Ida his wife, all his lands, revenues and tenements in Pipewellgate and elsewhere and all his fisheries in the river Tyne, for life, with reversion to William his younger son and his heirs, and if he dies without legitimate heir, then to Alice his daughter and her heirs, and if she dies without legitimate heir, then to William son of Elyas for life and then to the testator's right heirs; to each of his grandchildren, 6d; to Simon of Lucker, ½ mark and a livery; to Cuthbert the clerk, 12d; to Ida his wife and William his younger son, the residue of his goods; to Alice his daughter, a tenement in Pipewellgate lying between the land formerly Roger Mascillon's and that formerly Alexander Quarreour's; appointing as executors: Ida his wife and William son of Elyas.
Witnesses: William son of Euota; Cuthbert the clerk.
Added in margin: {note that this is void}
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f.226r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.19.
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f.226r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.20.
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f.226v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.21.
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f.226v
Cartulary copy of 4.5.Spec.26.
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f.226v-227r
Cartulary copy of 4.5.Spec.27.
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f.227r
Cartulary copy of 4.5.Spec.33.
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f.227r
Cartulary copy of 4.5.Spec.30.
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f.227r
Added in lower margin: { 4.5.Spec.29..}
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f.227v
Cartulary copy of 4.5.Spec.31.
f.227v
Cartulary copy of 4.5.Spec.34.
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f.227v-228r
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.22.
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f.228r
Cartulary copy of 4.5.Spec.36.
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f.228r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Spec.16.
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f.228v
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Spec.17.
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f.228v
Cartulary copy of 1.8.Spec.14.
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f.228v-229r
Cartulary copy of 1.8.Spec.15.
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f.229r
Cartulary copy of 1.8.Spec.16.
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f.229r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.8.Spec.17.
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f.229v
Cartulary copy of 1.8.Spec.18.
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f.229v
Cartulary copy of 1.5.Spec.18.
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f.229v-230r
Cartulary copy of 1.5.Spec.23.
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f.230r
Cartulary copy of 1.5.Spec.25.
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f.230r
Cartulary copy of 1.5.Spec.24.
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f.230r-v
Cartulary copy of 1.6.Spec.31., omitting part of text.
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f.230v
Cartulary copy of 1.5.Spec.20., omitting part of text,
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f.230v
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Spec.18.
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f.231r
Cartulary copy of 3.10.Spec.40.
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f.231r
Cartulary copy of 3.10.Spec.41.
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1.11.Spec.13 f.231r
Grant in free alms by Richard Surtees to the prior and monks of St Cuthbert of Durham of land between the road from Pounteys [Bridge] to Sadberge and "Gildussit", going up from "Gildussit" along the syke between "Morkerflat" and (?) Tower Hill ("the castlery") to the road, to build a hospice thereon.
Witnesses: P[hilip of Poitou], bishop of Durham; Leo of Heriz, sheriff; William Brus; William Bardolf; Robert fitz Meldred; William Brito; Peter Carew; Roger son of Hugh; Roger son of Gerard; Ralph Bard of Hartburn; Ralph Bard of Middleton; Walter and Robert of Caen; Jolan of Langton; Ralph of "Chot"; Walter Postel; John and William, parsons of Middleton; William of Harton; Richard "de Broc".
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f.231r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.3., with part erased.
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f.231v
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.4., omitting first witness.
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f.231v-232r
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.5., misreading forename of penultimate witness.
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f.232r
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.6.
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f.232r
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.7.
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f.232r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.8.
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f.232r-233r
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.11.
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f.233r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.9.
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1.12.Spec.10 f.233v-234r
Enumeration of the parcels of land in Nunstainton belonging to the prior of Durham.
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f.234r
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.13.
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f.234r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.14.
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f.234v
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.15.
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f.234v
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.16.
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f.235r
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.17.
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f.235r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.3.Spec.23., with minor variations.
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1.12.Spec.4 f.235v-237v   26 June 1392
Grant with warranty by John [of Hemingborough], prior, and the convent of Durham, to Margaret Fairfax (Fayrfax), prioress, and the convent of Nun Monkton, of a messuage and 2 bovates of land and meadow, containing 42 acres and 1 rod, in the vill and fields of Nunstainton (enumerated selion by selion), to hold without diminution or ploughing of the balks for 200 years for a rent of 33s 4d p.a., reserving to the less s right of distraint for arrears. The lessees to maintain certain buildings, viz.: "le firehouse", 2 granges and a small house to the west of "le firehouse".
Memorandum concerning: (i) a change in the design of the common seal of the prioress and convent since the sealing of an earlier lease in 1265; (ii) agreement that the current tenant of the land, John Smythson, shall continue in occupation according to the terms of his lease from the prior and convent.
Dated: Durham
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f.237v-238r
Cartulary copy of 1.12.Spec.23.
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f.238r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.12.Spec.21a.
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f.238v
Cartulary copy of 2.12.Spec.22.
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f.238v
Cartulary copy of 2.12.Spec.23.
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f.238v-239r
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Spec.20.
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f.239r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Spec.21.
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f.239v
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Spec.22.
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f.239v-240r
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Spec.23.
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f.240r
Cartulary copy of 2.7.Spec.24.
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f.240r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.15.Spec.13.
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f.240v
Cartulary copy of 3.15.Spec.15.
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f.240v-241r
Cartulary copy of 3.15.Spec.16.
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f.241r
Cartulary copy of 3.15.Spec.17.
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f.241r
Cartulary copy of 3.15.Spec.18.
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f.241v
Cartulary copy of 1.5.Spec.27.
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f.241v
Cartulary copy of 1.5.Spec.28.
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f.241v-242r
Cartulary copy of 1.5.Spec.29.
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f.242r-v
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Spec.9.
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f.243r-244r
Cartulary copy of 2.1.Spec.8.
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f.244r-v
Cartulary copy of 3.8.Spec.19.
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f.244v
Cartulary copy of 3.8.Spec.20.
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f.245r
Cartulary copy of 3.8.Spec.18.
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f.245r
Cartulary copy of 3.11.Spec.25.
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f.245r-v
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.19a/b.
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f.245v
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.20.
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f.245v
Cartulary copy of 4.11.Spec.19a/b.
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f.246r-247*v
Contents-list for ff.201r-245v, 207r-v
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f.248r
Added: {1.3.Reg.13.}
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f.248r-v
{2.1.Reg.13.}
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f.249r
{2.2.Reg.18., face and dorse.}
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f.249v
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f.250, 251
Paper leaves with paper backing, blank.
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f.252, 253
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f.254, 255, 256
Paper leaves, blank. [modern]
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