Durham Cathedral Archive: Finchalia
Introduction
Finchale documents
Arrangement
Related material (internal)
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD-FINC
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: Finchalia
Dates of creation: 12th - 16th century
Extent: 5 original boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: documents issued relating to the Priory at Finchale, with some associated material; some now missing.
Language: Latin; a few in French or English

Finchale documents

The archives of Durham's cell at Finchale are well preserved, in particular both original charters and the accounts presented annually by the prior ( “Medieval Accounting Material” pp. 115-20); most of this material is printed in The Priory of Finchale, Surtees Society vol. 6 (1837). There are also accounts for the manor of Wingate for 1303-04 and 1304-05 (Loc.VII:4 and 4*), and some sixteenth-century halmote court material for Softley (Misc. Ch. 7257-63). As with other cells some of the charters were kept in Durham and some at the cell itself.
The former were placed in the main collection of charters, listed in the Magnum Repertorium, most of them between 2.6.Spec.76 - 1.7.Spec.2. The charters kept at the cell were listed by Thomas Swalwell (d. 1539); in compiling this repertory he also listed the accounts of priors of Finchale and halmote court-rolls down to 1527, which suggests that the repertory was drawn up in about 1527 or 1528. The charters are arranged topographically, alphabetically according to the name of the place involved.
The arrangement of the Finchale charters had been lost by the mid nineteenth century, when most of them were listed as Miscellaneous Charters by Joseph Stevenson, but the survival of the Finchale Repertory, taken with the references endorsed on the documents by Thomas Swalwell, enabled Canon William Greenwell to reconstruct the medieval class "Finc." during the later nineteenth century, so creating the present arrangement. Consequently almost all of the documents are now arranged as Swalwell left them, with some added, most notably all those in the final section, 1.5.Finc.1-28. Since no Finchale cartulary has survived, the entries in Swalwell's catalogue are generally the only evidence for the content of documents now missing. One major exception is the group of twenty-seven indulgences listed at 3.1.Finc.31-55 of which only one, 3.1.Finc.44, is now present; twenty-four of these, together with one not recorded in the Finchale repertory (see below after 3.1.Finc.55), were printed in 1837 in The Priory of Finchale, while sixteen were listed a little later at Misc. Ch. 5900a-q.
Greenwell produced a somewhat revised version of Swalwell's repertory: he amended some of Swalwell's references, firstly by using numbers for the final element in all references, whereas Swalwell had used letters in 1.1.Finc., and secondly by starting 4.1.Finc. with 1, where Swalwell's numbering followed on from the last number in 3.1.Finc. Greenwell was presumably responsible for creating the final section, 1.5.Finc., which contains documents relating to Thorpe that have no medieval references endorsed on them, but why he left 4.Finc. unused is puzzling. He also restored to the Finchale deeds documents that he had previously misguidedly inserted in the main collection of charters and listed in the Magnum Repertorium, transferring 1.12.Spec.33-39 to 2.3.Finc., and 3.3.Ebor.47-70 to 2.2.Finc.

Accession details

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

Arrangement

The numbering system reflects the medieval organisation of the documents in boxes with four compartments: the first number is the compartment, the second the box, and the final one the number in the sequence (thus 3.2.Finc.5 would be the fifth document in the third compartment of the second box. The numbers were assigned and amended in the Repertorium Magnum
Many of the documents had been rearranged amongst the Specialia and Miscellaneous Charters series, but have where possible been restored to their rightful sequence. A group of charters remain in the Specialia sequence, and cross-reference is made to these at the end.

Related material (internal)

The following Finchale deeds are to be found in the Specialia sequence of Durham Cathedral Muniments:
2.6.Spec.76
2.6.Spec.78d
3.6.Spec.1
3.6.Spec.2
3.6.Spec.3
3.6.Spec.4
3.6.Spec.5
3.6.Spec.6
3.6.Spec.7
3.6.Spec.8
3.6.Spec.9
3.6.Spec.10
3.6.Spec.11
3.6.Spec.12
3.6.Spec.13
3.6.Spec.13x
3.6.Spec.14
3.6.Spec.15
3.6.Spec.16
3.6.Spec.18
3.6.Spec.20*
3.6.Spec.21
3.6.Spec.22
3.6.Spec.23
3.6.Spec.25
3.6.Spec.26a
3.6.Spec.26b
3.6.Spec.27
3.6.Spec.28
3.6.Spec.29
3.6.Spec.37
3.6.Spec.38
3.6.Spec.39
3.6.Spec.43A
3.6.Spec.43B
3.6.Spec.44
1.7.Spec.1
1.7.Spec.2

Bibliography

The Priory of Finchale. The charters of endowment, inventories and account rolls of the Priory of Finchale, in the County of Durham, ed. J. Raine (Surtees Society vi: London 1837)
Early Yorkshire charters ... 13th century ... R. Dodsworth's manuscripts and other available sources vol. II, Ed W. Farrer (London, 1955)
The register, or rolls, of Walter Gray, Lord Archbishop of York, ed. J. Raine (Surtees Society, 56: London, 1872)
Rotuli litterarum patentium in Turri Londinensi asservati, ed. T.D. Hardy (London, 1835)

Catalogue

1.Finc
1.1.Finc.1   No date [1197 x 1217]
Grant by Ilger of Amerston to William of Hawthorn of half a carucate in the vill of Amerston - two bovates held by Gilbert son of Goda and two held by Elgi, with the tofts and crofts held by them in the vill of Amerston, and the increment of the whole pasture of Caldewelleleche, for 12d. per annum and foreign service for half a carrucate.
Witnesses: Americus, archdeacon of Durham, Jordan Escolland, Geoffrey de Coyners, Roger de Audri, Robert de Amundeville, Robert son of Thomas, Simon of Hawthorn, Geoffrey of Hetton, Walter de Audri, William of Lumley, Roger of Fulthorpe, William Escolland, Walter Musters, William of Haswell, Bernard of Hawthorn, et multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 72, attached by doubled strip through turn-up.
[Americus, archdeacon of Durham].
1.1.Finc.2   No date
Grant by William of Hawthorne to John de Rudis of half a carucate in the vill of Amerston granted to him by Ilger of Amerston - two bovates held by Gilbert son of Goda, two by Elgi, with the tofts and crofts held by them in the vill of Amerston, and the increment of the whole pasture of Caldewelle Leche, rendering 12d. per annum and foreign service for half a carucate.
Witnesses: Dom. John de Rumes, steward of Durham, Jordan de Dalden, William of Haswell, William de Calna, Stephen of Elwick, William Walkelin, Simon de Mora, Patrick of Hawthorn, Eustace of Newbiggin, Geoffrey of Morton, Jordan of Seaton, William of Washington, Peter of Middleham, William of Butterwick, et multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1277, attached by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.1.Finc.3   No date
Quitclaim by William of Hawthorne and Itaria, his wife, to Ralph, the Prior, and the Convent of Finchale, of two bovates in the vill of Amerston, the dowry of his wife, to whom he has given land of equal value in the vill of Hawthorn, which the Prior and Convent shall have if Itaria makes impediment over the land in Amerston after William's death.
Witnesses: Jordan Harrun, Jordan de Dalden, Hugh de Capella, William of Haswell, Geoffrey of Hetton, Nigel de Rounton, Simon de Mora, William of Butterwick, Roland of Butterwick, Jordan of Seaton, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Itaria's missing; G&B 1217, attached by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.1.Finc.4   No date
Quitclaim by William of Hawthorne and Itaria, his wife, in the court of Durham, to R. Prior and the Convent of Finchale, of two bovates in the vill of Amerston with tofts, crofts and all appurtenances, the dowry of his wife, with pledges: Simon of Bruntoft, Nigel de Rounton, Ralph of Eppleton, William Musters, Richard de Holiniside, and Simon de Mora.
Witnesses: Jordan Harrun, Jordan de Dalden, Hugh de Capella, William of Haswell, Geoffrey of Hetton, Adam of Marley, William of Butterwick, Roland of Butterwick, Jordan of Seaton, et multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: 6 missing; 4 doubled tags through turn-up; G&B 73, 1862 and 1811, attached by doubled strips through turn-up.
1.1.Finc.5   No date
Grant by John de Rudis in free alms to Ralph, Prior, and the monks of Finchale of half a carucate in the vill of Amerston granted to him by William of Hawthorne - two bovates held by Gilbert son of Goda, two by Elgi, with the tofts and crofts held by them in the vill of Amerston, and the increment of the whole pasture of Caldewelle Leche, rendering 12d. per annum and foreign service for half a carucate.
Witnesses: Dom. John Hansard, William de Calne, Jordan de Dalden, Nigel de Rounton, Ralph de Amundeville, Stephen of Elwick, William son of William de Calne, Walter Surtais, Simon de Mora, Roger de Saloines, Robert of Bruntoft, John de Calne, Robert Walsant, Simon of Wingate, Roger of Thrislington, et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2133, attached by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.1.Finc.6   No date
Quitclaim by Cecilia, once wife of John de Rudis of Sedgefield, in widow-right, to Robert de Stichill, Prior of Finchale, his successors and the monks serving God there, of any dower-right in 4 bovates in Amerston, in return for 10 silver marks.
Witnesses: Dom. Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, Dom. William Basset, Thomas of Herrington, knight, Richard Harpyn, knight, Dom Roger of Waltham, constable of Durham, John Haldayn, sheriff of Durham, John of Marley, William of Goulton, Ralph of Medomsley, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2132, attached by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.1.Finc.7
Copy of 3.6.Spec.10.
Parchment
1.1.Finc.8   No dateNo date
Grant by William Dune, son of Ambrose of Alton, in free alms, to the Prior and Convent of Durham, of all his land in Aldin Grange called Gwylebertrydyng and two acres of land - one south of Alton Spring and the other at Wytheravene, with appurtenances.
Witnesses: Geoffrey of Egglescliffe, Geoffrey of Northampton, William of Layton, William Franklin, Walter of the Browney, Henry of Hornby, William son of Hugh of Durham, John Stylle, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 816, attached by doubled strip through turn up.
1.1.Finc.8 x   No date
Copy of a grant by Hugh [of Darlington], Prior, and the Convent of Durham, in fee, to William Dune, son of Ambrose of Alton, of 11 acres in the vill of Aldin Grange, south of the highway from Aldin Grange to Esh, for ½d. per annum.
Paper
1.1.Finc.9   No date
Grant in fee by Bertram, son of William of Hetton, to Walter [Salter - vide 1.1.Finc.11], nephew of John the archdeacon of half a carucate of land in Aldin Grange, for 1 lb. pepper per annum from Walter, 3 shillings per annum from his heirs, with foreign service.
Witnesses: Philip, sheriff, William of Howden, Henry, son of the bishop [Henry of Le Puiset?], Henry del Broc, Roger Burdon, Jordan Scothland [Scolland?], William son of Thomas, Richard del Parc, Alexander de Heltune, Lewin the Reeve, William son-in-law of Walter, Gervaise, Hervey Black, Robert his son, Stephen, ostiary, Mag. Ralph Baker, Peter, son of Orduvus, Ralph de Santtune, Robert White, Hugh del Meignil, Daniel of Esh, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1325, attached by doubled strips through turn-up.
1.1.Finc.10   No date [1189-1195]
Grant in fee by Bertram of Hetton, to Henry of Le Puiset, for 100 silver marks, gilt spurs or 6d. per annum, and a third of a knight service to the Bishop of Durham, of all his land in Aldin Grange with appurtenances:- the Browney, held by Ralph of Chester for 4s. per annum and foreign service for 2 bovates; the Relley, held by the heirs of Robert de Amundeville for foreign service for half a carucate, with Relley mill for 2s.; the fee of Jordan son of Fromund - 24 acres for gilt spurs or 8d. per annum with foreign service for half a carucate; the fee of Richard his [i.e. Bertram's] brother - 24 acres for gilt spurs or 8d. per annum; and the whole land of Walter Salter, bought with his licence by Henry.
Witnesses [Witness list as on 3.1.Pont.9]: Bertram, Prior of Durham, Burchard and William, archdeacons, Simon the chamberlain, Mag. Richard of Coldingham, William of Howden, Hugh de Magduno, Eustace de Balliol, Eustace de Vesci, Robert de Muschamps, Walter son of Gilbert, Richard de Umfraville, Gilbert de la Val, Philip, son of Hamo, sheriff, Gilbert the chamberlain, Geoffrey, son of Richard, Roger de Audre, Roger Burdon, Peter Harpin, Robert de Humez, Daniel of Esh, Ralph de Audre, William, son of Thomas, Walter Musters, John of Thorpe, Walter of Aldin Grange, Elias of Hetton, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1325, attached by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.1.Finc.11   No date
Sale by Walter Salter, [nephew of John the archdeacon according to endorsement], to Henry of Le Puiset, for 3 marks of silver, of half a carucate in the vill of Aldin Grange, held of Bertram of Hetton.
Witnesses: Bertram, Prior of Durham, William, archdeacon, Simon the chamberlain, Richard of Coldingham, Hugh de Moun, William of Howden, Phillip, sheriff, Thomas de Amundeville, Roger de Audre, Roger Burdon, Robert de Humez, Bertram of Hetton, Picot de Percy, Ralph de Funtenai, Adam of Newmarket, Henry his brother, Hubert son of Robert, Thomas de Pivelest, Roger of Benton, Ernald, cook, Walter Haget, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2160, attached by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.1.Finc.12   No date
Grant in free alms, by Bertram of Hetton, for love and fear of God and the safety of the souls of himself, his parents and his ancestors, to God and St. Mary on the Browney, of all his land of Aldin Grange with appurtenances:- the Browney, held by Ralph of Chester for 4s. per annum and foreign service for 2 bovates; the Relley, held by the heirs of Robert of Amundeville for foreign service for half a carucate, with the mill for 2s. per annum; the advocacy of the tenant of Jordan son of Fromund and of the fee of Richard, Bertram's brother; and all the land of Walter Salter.
Witnesses: Bertram, Prior of Durham, William, archdeacon, Simon the chamberlain, Richard of Coldingham, William of Howden, Hugh de Moun, Henry of Le Puiset, Philip, sheriff, Geoffrey son of Richard, Robert Bruncoste, William, son of Ernald, Ralph de Lutorp, Richard of Everley, Daniel of Esh, Walter of Aldin Grange, William of Guisborough, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1325, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[1.1.Finc.13]
Missing. Perhaps now 3.6.Spec.44, entered in the Magnum Repertorium after 1600; a near duplicate of it is 4.1.Finc.33.
1.1.Finc.13*   Pentecost [28 May] 1284
Indentured lease by Dom Richard, Prior of Finchale, and the monks there, to Jordan Claxton, of their large house in the Bailey, Durham, with the appurtenant yard - a house given to the Priory by John Hansard, with a house and yard held by William Poulterer of the Prior and monks - for 30 years for 18s. per annum, saving the right of the Prior of Finchale and dom John Hansard to hospitality.
Witnesses: John of Malton, William of Kelloe, Peter del Crok, John Polmodol, Robert of Quarrington, Hugh his brother, John Billi, & multis aliis.
Note that there is a large hall with chamber, three stalls before the hall door, a poultry house called the insethouse, one privy, one solar and one cellar.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 606, detached, once by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 123-4
1.1.Finc.13+   Vigil of Martinmas An. supra [10 November 1405]
Indentured lease by Thomas d'Autre, Prior of Finchale, to John Jolylok of Durham, smith, of one tenement with appurtenances in the North Bailey, Durham, for 15 years from Martinmas 1405, for 10s. per annum, the Prior being responsible for repairs.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3475, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.1.Finc.14   [August 1189 x c.1194]
Confirmation by Hugh [of Le Puiset], Bishop of Durham, addressed to the Prior, archdeacons and all clerks of the bishopric, to God, B.V.M. and the regular canons chosen by Henry of Le Puiset, of the vills of Haswell and Wingate, granted to them in free alms by Henry, for himself and bishop Hugh and the souls of the bishop's predecessors and successors and of his own heirs, saving the service due to be done by Henry and his heirs; and of the vill of Hetton mortgaged by Bertram of Hetton to Henry, until the close of the mortgage.
Witnesses: Bertram, Prior, Burchard and William, archdeacons, Simon the chamberlain, Mag. Richard of Coldingham, Mag. William of Blois, Mag. Nicholas the physician, Simon and John, chaplains, Richard of Ely, German, Michael, et multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3114A, by doubled blue and white woven cord through two holes in a turn-up.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.59-60.
[1.1.Finc.15]
Missing. No entry in Finchale repertory between 1.1.Finc.14 and 17; blank entry in Greenwell's catalogue for no obvious purpose.
[1.1.Finc.16]
Missing. No entry in Finchale repertory between 1.1.Finc.14 and 17; blank entry in Greenwell's catalogue for no obvious purpose.
1.1.Finc.17   No date
Grant in free alms by John of Burdon, with the consent of his wife, Petronilla, and his heirs, for the souls of himself, his predecessors and successors, to God, St. Cuthbert, St. Godric, and the hermitage of Finchale, of 2 acres in the vill of Burdon with 1 toft and croft and common pasture.
Witnesses: Jordan, son of John of Burdon, Philip, sheriff, Jordan Escolland, Gilbert de Leya, Roger de Audre, Richard de Punchardun, Roger of Kibblesworth, Osbert of Layton, William, son of Thomas, William Escolland, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 470, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[Philip, son of Hamo, sheriff of Durham - 1180-1195].
1.1.Finc.18   No date
Grant [for life?] by Walter de Burudun, to Richard, his nephew, for 1 lb. pepper, of half a carucate in the vill of Bortun, held by William son of Gunnilt and Adam son of Merwin for 2 marks per annum.
Witnesses: William de Conyers, Henry his son, Waleran de Fra'mavile, Adam of Jesmond, Peter de T'hantun, Roger of Weedslade, Richard his brother, Adam of Newsham., Et multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, doubled strip through turn-up.
N.C.H. IX p.372
1.1.Finc.19   No date
Grant in fee by Roger Burdon to John, son of Thomas, parson of Aycliffe, of 24 acres in Brandon, south of the Durham road beside the cross, going down contra vallem towards the wood of Doma. Emma de Humez, and one toft and croft in the east of the vill, which was Adam son of Acelin's, for 12d. per annum and 6d. for foreign service.
Witnesses: Leo de Heriz, sheriff of Durham, Jordan Escolland, Robert son of Mildred, Gilbert Hansard, Roger de Audre, William of Layton, Walter de Musters, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Peter Harpin, Robert de Humez, Alan of Burinigill, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 477, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 78-9
1.1.Finc.20   No date
Confirmatory grant in free alms by William, mason of Durham, for his soul, to God, St. Godric and the Durham monks at Finchale, of one [toft and croft] in the east of the vill of Brandon, which was Adam son of Acelin's, and of 24 acres south of the Durham road, beside the cross, going down contra vallem towards the wood of Doma. Emma de Humez, granted to him by John, son of Thomas, parson of Aycliffe, rendering to dom. Roger of Burdon 12d. per annum and 6d. for foreign service, having given William 3 marks of silver.
Witnesses: Roger Burdon, Richard de Holi..., ...o of Brancepeth, Walter Burel, Ranulf, chaplain, Robert de Lange..., ... de Dereby, Peter de Biham, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2657, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 79-80
[1.1.Finc.21]
Now 4.1.Finc.15*.
1.1.Finc.22   No date
Grant in free alms, by William of Bradley, for the souls of himself and his ancestors, to God, St. Cuthbert, St. Godric and the hermitage of Finchale, of 3 acres one toft and croft in the vill of Bradley, the keeper of the hermitage not to make intakes of Bradley moor without his licence.
Witnesses: William, archdeacon, Alan Bruncoste, Robert Brun (toft/coste?), Osbert of Layton, Roger of Eppleton, Roger of Kibblesworth, Matthew of Lumley, Utting of Bradley, Roland of Bradley, William Edenham, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 361, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 55
1.1.Finc.23   No date
Grant in fee, by Roger Bertram, to William Briton, of 1 acre of territory from his demesne next to the territory of the nuns of Newcastle to the west, 2 bovates in the fields of Callerton held by Adam son of Alden and Hugh son of Robert, the toft between those of Stephen son of Uthred and Robert son of William, and his fishery on the Tyne called Crook, for one-thirtieth knight service.
Witnesses: Hugh de Bolebec, Brian son of Alan, sheriff of Northumberland, Hugh de Magnebia, Simon of Bruntoft, William de Choyners, Richard Bertram, Richard de Lehtir, Othel de Insula, Peter, his brother, Robilard de Mayneville, William of Wellington, Richard de Eland, William de la Tur, Robert de Hidewin, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing
1.1.Finc.24
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 81-2
1.1.Finc.24   No date
Duplicate of 1.1.Finc.23.
1.1.Finc.25   No date
Grant in free alms, by Thomas de Aselakeby and Placencia his wife, to God, Blessed Godric of Finchale, Ralph the Prior, and the monks there, of his fishery on the Tyne, called Crook, on condition that one chaplain should celebrate for the souls of themselves, their heirs, William Briton and all the faithful.
Witnesses: Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Jordan Harrun, Jordan de Dalden, Simon of Bruntoft, Nigel de Rounton, William of Haswell, William of Butterwick, Simon son of William of Haswell, William of Sadberge, Matthew of Lumley, John son of Nigel de Rounton, Robert de Warrum, Roger of Thrislington, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 82 [in part]
1.1.Finc.26a   No date
Grant by Walter de Audre, in free alms, to God, B.V.M., St. Cuthbert, and the Prior and monks of Durham serving God, St. John the Baptist and blessed Godric at Finchale, where he and Constance his wife have chosen to be buried, for the maintenance of 2 monks there for him, his wife and friends, and for the feeding of 100 poor there annually on his anniversary, of the mill of Coxhoe with all its appurtenances, labour from his men of Coxhoe for its repair, the right to extend the watercourses and free access, rendering annually half a silver mark to the church of Kelloe for tithe and saving the right to grind the corn from his demesnes of Coxhoe, Butterby and Morten to Walter and his heirs, who undertake never to erect another mill to the detriment of this; also of 1 toft and garden between the toft of Agnes once wife of Ralph of Coxhoe and the toft of Peter of Morton, and of 8 bovates of land in the vill of Coxhoe once held by Jordan de Tilliol with all appurtenances. For safety this grant is to be written in the martyrologies of the Convent of Durham and the church of Finchale.
Witnesses: Robert son of Meldred, John Hansard, Alexander de Helton, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Jordan de Dalden, William of Haswell, Nigel of Rounton, William of Lumley, William Basset, Adam of Marley, Walter of Selaby, Thomas of Thrislington, Peter of Tivesdale, et multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 107, attached by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.1.Finc.26b, 1.1.Finc.27, 1.1.Finc.27 x. [also cf. Reg. I f.26v]
1.1.Finc.26b
Duplicate of 1.1.Finc.26a with minor changes in description of recipients:
... to God, B.V.M., St. John the Baptist, blessed Godric and the Prior and monks of Finchale ...
1.1.Finc.27, 1.1.Finc.27 x
1.1.Finc.27
Duplicate of 1.1.Finc.26b with the addition of one witness: Jordan Harrun
1.1.Finc.26, 1.1.Finc.27 x
1.1.Finc.27 x   No date
Duplicate of text of 1.1.Finc.26a with minor changes in description of recipients:
... to God, B.V.M., St. John the Baptist, blessed Godric and the House of Finchale and the Prior and monks there ... for one monk there ... (no mention of 8 bovates)
and additional charge:
... rendering to Walter and his heirs 5½ silver marks per annum ...
Witnesses: Alexander of Helton, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Jordan de Dalden, William of Lumley, William of Haswell, Ranulf of Fishburn, Nigel of Rounton, Ralph of Eppleton, Thomas of Thrislington, William of Butterwick, Thomas clerk of Fishburn, Peter of Tivisdale, John of Lintz, Simon of Wingate, Roger of Thrislington, et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 107, attached by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.1.Finc.26, 1.1.Finc.27
[1.1.Finc.28.]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Release or periuracio by Addoc of Coxhoe to Walter [de] Audre for a third part of the vill of Coxhoe
Missing.
[1.1.Finc.29.]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Confirmation by Thomas prior and the chapter of D[urham] of the charters of Walter de Audre according to the tenor of [1.1.Finc.26-27*].
Missing.
[1.1.Finc.30.]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Stephen of Coxhoe to Peter son of Peter the miller for 4 bovates in Coxhoe owing 26s. 8d. a year to the prior of Finchale.
Missing.
1.1.Finc.31   No date
Quitclaim by Robert, son of Stephen of Coxhoe, for 16½ marks to the Lord Prior and Convent of Finchale, of all his land by hereditary right in the territory of Coxhoe with one messuage in that vill, and the service of Peter of Tivisdale with one toft and 4 bovates held by him there.
Witnesses: Mag. Henry de Burton, vicar of Kelloe, Robert of Brunigill, Walter of Rothbury, Richard Harpin of Thornley, John de Hoton, coroner, Thomas of Kelloe, and Henry of Kelloe, Nicholas of Kelloe, Thomas of Wingate, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 719, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 102
[1.1.Finc.32.]   [ca. 1483]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Inquest of jurors over certain lands belonging to the house of Finchale in Coxhoe in the time of Nicholas Blaxton's infirmity, and note here against William Blaxton then heir over the building of a wall there enclosing certain lands of the prior of Finchale contrary to the will of Nicholas Blaxton his father (probably first misplaced here rather than at 1.1.Finc.34).
Missing.
[1.1.Finc.33.]   1427
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Licence granted by Nicholas Blakiston to the prior of Finchale for making a watergate on Nicholas' land for the prior to get his coals on his own land, under certain conditions. W[illiam] Barry prior.
Missing.
[1.1.Finc.34.]   1483 or 1484
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Inquest into the lands held by Thomas Blaxton at his death in Coxhoe and elsewhere, and note regarding the mill and lands of [?] the prior of Finchale and that he pays to the prior of D[urham] for Blakiston 26s. 8d. for lands here held of the prior of Durham.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.1.
Copy of 4.1.Pont.16.
[2.1.Finc.2.]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Reginald Pinchard of Cocken and Petronilla his wife heir of Roger [of] Kibblesworth to Ralph prior of Finchale for his meadow beside Rainton meadow.
Followed (Finchale repertory f. 5) by:
Memorandum about the marriages of Petronilla.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.3]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Reginald of Cocken to the prior of Finchale for his part in 2 acres in Cocken.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.4   No date [- 30.ix. 1260]
Grant in free alms, by Reginald Pinchard of Cocken and Petronilla his wife, to God and B.V.M., for the maintenance of lights to the B.V.M. on the high altar of the church of John the Baptist of Finchale, of all their land in the west of the vill of Cocken, between the black marsh and Garwood, and of all their land between the meadow under the hill and the land of Eva, once wife of William Basset.
Witnesses: Robert de Stichill, Prior of Finchale, Alexander, son of Stephen of Cocken, Ralph Pinchard, Robert Cook, Simon, spenser, Richard, son of William Basset, Ralph, clerk, & aliis.
Endorsed: ".. terra sua in Cokyn ad luminarii sancti Godrici assignata".
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1991(1) and 1990 (cf. 661), attached by doubled strips through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 87-8
[2.1.Finc.5]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by said Reginald and Petronilla to the prior of Finchale for wood of Yarwod in Hackynge [at Cocken ?].
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.6]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Petronilla of Cocken confirming a charter by Matilda her daughter and her husband Thomas Softley over an annual rent of 6s. 8d. in accordance with a charter by Reginald Pinchard and Petronilla his wife to the prior of Finchale.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.7]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Release by Matilda daughter of Reginald Pinchard and Petronilla to the prior of Finchale over an annual rent of 6s. 8d. previously given to Thomas Softley by Petronilla her mother. In margin:
See 1.3.[Finc].7 [now missing].
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.8]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Reginald Pinchard of Cocken and Petronilla his wife to Gilbert prior of Finchale for wood of Yarwod to be held in severality.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.9   No date
Grant in frank-marriage, by Reginald [Pinchard] of Cocken and Petronilla his wife, for half a pound of cumin per annum, to Thomas, son of Walter, steward of Softley, and Matilda their daughter, of the toft and croft between that of Elias son of the chaplain, and that of Matilda, widow, and of 4 acres of land:-
1 acre at Foddermor, ½ acre at Thythenes, 3 rods at Holford, ½ acre at the black marsh, 1 rod of the land once John son of Uthred's, 1½ rods beyond the road to the fishery, 1½ rods in Norhaliwe, 1½ rods beside Milnegate, and ½ rod going down above Depmer; also of ½ mark of silver due from the Prior of Finchale at Christmas.
Witnesses: Michael of Layton, Wallis de Musters, Alexander de Glesbi, Gilbert of Fery, John of Heworth, Lawrence of Wolviston, Robert cook of Cocken, Ralph Pinchard, Stephen of Cocken, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, 2 doubled strips through turn-up.
[2.1.Finc.10]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Confirmation by the said Petronilla of her principal charter [3.6.Spec.20*] for all her lands, holdings and services in Cocken granted to the prior of Finchale.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.11   No date
Grant, by Reginald [Pinchard] of Cocken and Petronilla his wife, to the Prior and Convent of Finchale, of half their land in the vill of Cocken, both in demesne and out, for 7 razed measures of wheat at Christmas and half a mark of silver on 24 June.
Witnesses: Nigel de Rounton, William of Lumely, William of Haswell, Adam of Marley, John son of the dean of Newcastle, William his brother, William of Birtley, Matthew of Lumley, Henry of Lumley, Gilbert of Lumley, John of Kibblesworth, Roger of Newton, Walter of Allenshiel, Roger of Thrislington, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B no mention, attached by doubled strips through turn-up.
2.1.Finc.12   No date
Confirmation in frank-marriage, by Petronilla, once wife of Reginald [Pinchard] of Cocken, in free widowhood, to Thomas, son of Walter steward of Softley and Matilda her daughter of the grant of 2.1.Finc.9 of one toft and croft and 4 acres of land, for ½ lb. cumin per annum.
Witnesses: Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, Thomas of Hevington, knights, Alexander of Biddick, Gilbert of Fery, Robert cook of Cocken, Alexander son of Stephen of Cocken, Nicholas his brother, Ralph Pinchard of Cocken, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 661 (1990), by doubled strip through turn-up.
[2.1.Finc.13]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 2.1.Finc.11, as:
Confirmation by the said Petronilla of the quit-claim by Thomas of Softley and his wife Matilda, daughter of the said Petronilla, to the prior of Finchale of an annual rent of 6s. 8d. in Cocken which previously he paid to assigns but now is quit to the prior of F[inchale].
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.14]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 2.1.Finc.12, as:
Confirmation by Alexander son of Petronilla of Petronilla's principal charter [ 3.6.Spec.20*] for all lands, holdings and services [in Cocken ?] granted to the prior of Finchale.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.15]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 2.1.Finc.13, as:
Release by Emma widow of Reginald of one holding in Cocken formerly her husband's to Henry prior of Finchale.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.16   No date
Grant in free-alms, by Reginald [Pinchard] of Cocken and Petronilla his wife, for their souls, to God, blessed Godric and M. Prior, and the monks there, [Finchale - mentioned later], of all that land in the south part of their meadow, with the stream and wood and other appurtenances, as far as the bank of the Wear.
Witnesses: Walter de Musters, Gilbert of Fery, Alan of Wallsend, Robert de Minsterton, William Basset of Cocken, Robert cook of Cocken, Walter of Sadberge, et multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: 1 missing & G&B 1991.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 88-9
[2.1.Finc.17]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Stephen son of Ralph of Cocken to Ralph prior and the monks at Finchale for 10s. from his lands in Cocken for maundy at Finchale.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.17*]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 2.1.Finc.16, as:
Confirmation by Richard Softley and Margaret his wife of the charter by Reginald Pinchard and Petronilla his wife for their land in Cocken for lights at the high altar at Finchale.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.18   No date
Grant in free alms, by Stephen of Cocken [Stephen son of Ralph of Cocken], for the souls of himself, his ancestors and successors, to God, Blessed Godric, and the Prior and monks of Finchale, of the land in the vill of Cocken where their grange stands, with the wood as far as the Wear, the buildings and other appurtenances.
Witnesses: Dom. Nigel de Rounton, John his son, Matthew of Lumley, William Basset of Cocken, John of Biddick, and Walter his brother, Reginald [Pinchard] of Cocken, Alexander of Redheugh, William clerk, Walter of Sadberge, Alexander son of the same Stephen [of Cocken], & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 663, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 90-1
2.1.Finc.19   No date
Grant in free alms, by Stephen [of Cocken] son of Ralph of Cocken, to God, St. Godric, and the Prior and Convent of Finchale, of one toft and croft in the vill of Cocken next to that of John son of Andrew towards the east, and of 21 acres in the fields of Cocken:-
3 acres below the wood at Lampottis, 3 acres in Neubrokis towards the south, 7 acres in Hordwelleflat in the south part, 4 acres in Midilflat in the east part, and 4 acres in Suthflat next to the land of John son of Andrew.
Witnesses: Reginald Pinchard, John of Kibblesworth, Matthew of Lumley, Henry of Lumley, Alan Cook of Lumley, William of Woodstone, Alan of Pittington, Roger of the bridge, John steward of Finchale, Roger of Thrislington, clerk, et multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[2.1.Finc.20]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Christiana and Matilda heirs of John son of Andrew of Cocken for 1 toft and 4 acres of land [in Cocken ?] granted to the prior of Finchale.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.21   No date
Confirmation in free alms, by Petronilla, daughter of Osmund of Gateshead, [wife of Reginald Pinchard of Cocken], to God, blessed Godric and the Prior and monks at Finchale, of the 24 acres of land in the vill of Cocken which she gave to Reginald in free-widowhood before their espousal.
Witnesses: Matthew of Lumley, John of Kibblesworth, William of Woodstone, Richard of Lambton, Richard of Painshaw, Walter Pinchard, William Basset of Cocken, Alan son of Stephen of Lumley, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[2.1.Finc.22]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Reginald son of Reginald of Herrington to the prior of Finchale for 2 bovates previously belonging to Petronilla daughter of Osmund of Gateshead with 4 other acres and 3 roods of land in Cocken.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.23   4 December 1319
Grant by Hugh of the Ford, to the Prior and Convent of Finchale, of all the lands and tenements, given to him by Petronilla and Alice of Cocken, Henry of Lumley and by anyone else, in Cocken concerning the ford.
Witnesses: Cuthbert, son of John of Durham, William, lord of Newton, Robert [son, cf. 2.1.Finc.24] of Henry of Lumley, William of Egglescliffe, Simon of Esh, Elias of Cocken, Walter of Fenrother, clerk, & multis aliis.
Dated: Finchale:
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
2.1.Finc.24   12 February 1319 [1320]
Quitclaim by Hugh of the Ford, to the Prior and Convent of Finchale, of all the lands in Cocken given to him by Petronilla and Alice of Cocken, Henry of Lumley and by anyone else, concerning the ford of Cocken.
Witnesses: Cuthbert, son of John of Durham, William, lord of Newton, Robert, son of Henry of Lumley, Simon of Esh, Elias of Cocken, William of Egglescliffe, & aliis.
Dated: Finchale:
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 94
[2.1.Finc.25]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Simon of Cocken to Thomas son of W[illiam] of Redheugh for 4 messuages and 2½ acres of land in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.26]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Release by Thomas of Redheugh to John Birtley of the same 4 messuages 2½ acres.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.27   No date
Grant, by Thomas, son of Roger of Esh, to Richard, son of Thomas of Great Lumley, of all his lands, tenements, rents and services in the vill and territory of Cocken by the gift and feofment of William, son and heir of Simon of Cocken, clerk, with all future reversions and escheats, for 6s. per annum to William, son and heir of Simon of Cocken.
Witnesses: Mag. William of Kelloe, clerk, Robert of Lambton, Robert, son of Henry of Great Lumley, Simon of Esh, Robert del Stobbs, Thomas de Undel, clerk, et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 919, by doubled strip through turn up.
[2.1.Finc.28]   1333
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Isabella daughter of Alan Mason [of Merrington ?] to W[illiam] de Coquina [alias Cook of the Fordhouses ?] for 1 rood of land in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.29]   1335
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease by John Birtley to John Birtley his son of all his lands in Cocken for his lifetime.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.30]   1334
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by John Birtley to Agatha Porter for 1 plot of land in Cocken.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.31   Wednesday in Easter week 1 Edward III, 10 Louis [Beaumont], [15 April 1327]
Indentured final concord in the court of the bishop of Durham, before Nicholas Gategang, Robert of Brompton and John de Harnby, between John de Aldewood and Emma his wife, plaintiffs, and the Priors of Durham and Finchale, deforciants, over the common pasture in 30 acres of land, 20 acres of wood and 10 acres of moor in Aldin Grange, by which John and Emma quit-claimed the common, which was Baxterfordwood, to the Prior of Durham and the church of St. Cuthbert, and the Prior and church of St. John the Baptist Finchale, for £20.
Dated: Durham:
   One month from Easter 12 Henry III [23 April ? 1228]
Copy of final concord, in the royal court, before Hugh de Bolebec, Jordan Heyrun, Stephen de Luci and William of York, itinerant justices, between Reginald de Redy and Petronilla his wife, and John of Kibblesworth, over 40 acres of land in Cocken, which John, after an assize of morte d'ancestor, recognised as belonging to Reginald and Petronilla, who in turn granted it to John for ½ lb. pepper per annum.
Dated: Durham
Second part of document (more accurate) Cart. IV, f.106r-v:
2.1.Finc.32   Sunday after St Luke [20 October] 1336
Grant, by Isabella daughter of Alan Mason of Merrington, to Ralph of Settington, called Stulle, of half a messuage with appurtenances in the vill of Cocken - from the King's highway to the Wear - which descended to her on her mother's death.
Witnesses: Simon of Esh, seneschal of Finchale, Hugh of the Ford, William de Mora, Hugh Jaynes, and Robert Taylor
Dated: Cocken
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
2.1.Finc.32*   Monday after St Luke [23 October] 1335
Attached to 2.1.Finc.34 by parchment strip round seal strips.
Grant, by Isabella, daughter of Alan the Mason, of Merrington to William Cook of the Fordhouses and Eva his wife, of 5 rods [acres in places in error] in Cocken, which descended to her on her mother's death.
Witnesses: Mag. William of Kelloe, Waleran of Lumley, Hugh of the Ford, William de Mora, William Hawe, & aliis.
Dated: Cocken
Parchment
Seal: Seal: ?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
2.1.Finc.33   Last day of May Pont. 28+ [31 May 1373]
Copy of a writPrecipe quod reddat of [ Thomas Hatfield, bishop of Durham] that William of Cocken and Elizabeth his wife should restore to Alexander of Cocken, one messuage, 7 acres of land and one fishery in the Wear, and of which Elias son of William of Black Hedley, grandfather of Alexander, who is his heir, died seised.
Dated: Durham
Copy of a writPrecipe quod reddat that John de Westwode should restore to Alexander, one messuage, 7 acres of land and one fishery in the Wear in the same vill [crosses in first writ presumably indicate repetition of that section here].
Parchment
[The 28th pontifical year can only mean bishops Flambard,Puiset, Hatfield or Langley; the first two are unlikely and palaeographical considerations would indicate against the last].
2.1.Finc.34   Saturday, Annunciation [25 March] 1335
Attached to 2.1.Finc.32* by parchment strip round seal strips.
Grant, by Isabella daughter of Alan the Mason of Merrington, to William Cook of the Fordhouse and Eva his wife, of 3 selions in the vill of Cocken between the lands of John de Aslakby on both sides and abutting that of John of Birtley in the east called Crosflat.
Witnesses: Waleran, lord of Lumley, Mag. William of Kelloe, John de Aslakby, Hugh of the Ford, William Hawe, & aliis.
Dated: Cocken
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, doubled strip through turn-up.
2.1.Finc.35   Friday after St Gregory 1341 [15 March 1342]
Indentured lease, of William Haw of Cocken, to William Cook of Fordhouses, Eva his wife and Agnes his daughter, for the longest of their lives, of one half [?] acre of land in Cocken, between the land of the lord Prior of Finchale to the north and of John of Birtley to the south, and abutting the land of William of Kibblesworth to the west and Thomasflat to the east.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley, Hugh of the Ford of Cocken, Robert son of Elias of Cocken, William de Mora, & aliis.
Dated: Cocken
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Indistinguishable, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[2.1.Finc.36]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by John Man' and Alice Iamines [?] his wife to Waleran of Lumley for all their lands in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.37]   1351
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Alice Iamines [?] to Waleran of Lumley for all her lands in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.38]   1351
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Waleran of Lumley to Thomas Furth for all his lands and tenements in <Lumley> Cocken.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.39   Sunday after Purification 1351 [4 February 1352]
Bond, by Waleran of Lumley and Alice his wife, to Thomas son of Roger of the Ford, for 100 shillings sterling, to be paid by Purification 1352 [2 February 1351], at Lumley.
Dated: Lumley
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1675 & ?, on a strip cut from foot.
2.1.Finc.40   Monday after Purification 1351 [5 February 1352]
Defeasance, by Thomas son of Roger of the Ford, of the bond [2.1.Finc.39] for 100s. sterling given to him by Waleran of Lumley and Alice his wife for a loan, provided that they do not impede his holding of the lands and tenements in Cocken, which belonged to Richard son of Thomas, and with which they have enfeoffed him.
Witnesses: Thomas of Layton, Robert of Lambton, William of Kelloe, Alexander of Pittington, John of Pittington, & aliis.
Dated: Lumley
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1675 & indistinguishable, by doubled strips through turn-up.
2.1.Finc.41   No date
Grant [endorsed "Quieta clamacio", and tenor of document suggests that this may be correct, despite "dedisse"] by Alan, son of Reginald of Softley, to the Prior and Convent of Finchale, of one messuage in the vill of Cocken, once Reginald's, two acres of arable and all right in one acre of arable which Reginald had in exchange from the house of Finchale for his land in Softley, all three acres being in Cocken, of one fishery in the Wear, and all right in Reginald's land in the vill of Softley.
Witnesses: John of Boitley, Elias of Cocken, William of Newton, John son of John of the same, John of Wheatley, Hugh of the Ford, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 93-4
2.1.Finc.42   Tuesday after St. Hilary 1361 [18 January 1362]
Grant, by Thomas, son of Roger, of Great Lumley, with the assent of Alice his wife, to Walter del More of Cocken, Elena his wife and William his son, failing heirs to William, to their son John and his heirs, and failing that, to their daughter Alice and her heirs, of all his lands and tenements in West Rainton and Cocken.
Witnesses: Robert lord of Lambton, Robert son of Waleran of Lumley, William of Hetton, Alexander of Cocken, John of Pittington, & aliis.
Dated: Great Lumley
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[2.1.Finc.43]   1362
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Release by Elizabeth daughter of W[illiam] Wright to Alexander of Cocken of 1½ acres [or one ½ acre] of land there.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.44]   1367
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by John Haw to Thomas Cockside for all his land tenements in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.45]   1367
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 2.1.Finc.46, as:
Charter by the same John to the same for the same lands in Cocken, together with the reversion of 1 acre there.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.46]   1367
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 2.1.Finc.45, as:
Charter by John Haw to Thomas Cockside for 1 acre in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.47]   1367
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by John Haw to Thomas Cockside for an annual rrent of 26s. 8d. from all his lands in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.48]   1367
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Quitclaim by John Fuller chaplain to Reginald Porter and his fellow feoffees of lands of Thomas Cockside in Durham and Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.49]   1369
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Indenture (carta talliata) by Evota wife of W[illiam] Coke to Robert Shirwood for five selions in Cocken with one toft and croft there.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.50   No date
Grant in fee, by Stephen, son of Ralph, of Cocken, for 1d. per annum to John, son of Andrew of Cocken, of one toft and croft in the vill of Cocken - next to that of Gilbert the Organist, 5 rods wide and stretching from the road to the Wear - and of 4 acres of arable - 2 by Cocken, 1 at Genestan, and 1 where O...'s house stood.
Witnesses: Robert de Musewelle, Alexander de Rubro colle, John of Kibblesworth, Richard of Holmeside, Matthew of Lumley, William, son of Andrew, Alan of Pittington, Walter, chaplain of Houghton, William, his fellow chaplain, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 662, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[2.1.Finc.51]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by William son of Simon clerk to Thomas son of Richard carpenter for 4 acres in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.52]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by John of Cocken to Richard of Helpston for all lands in Cocken, at an annual rent of 1d.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.53]   1383
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Letter of attorney by John Foster chaplain to deliver seisin of a feofment to the prior of Durham for certain lands in Cocken in accordance with the tenor of the document made about it.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.54]   1388
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Feoffment by John Bate, Peter of Chilton and Ralph More to Robert Abell and Richard of Ripon of 3 messuages and 7 acres in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.55]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by W[illiam] <Heighington> Herrington to Isabella Wessington for an annual rent of 2 marks in Moorhouse.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.55A]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease of 4 acres in Moorhouse field.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.55B]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Feoffment by W[illiam] Cotom and John Appleby chaplains to John Abell and Robert Ripon of 3 messuages and 7 acres in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.56]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by W[illiam] of Rainton to Elizabeth wife of Alexander of Cocken for all his lands there.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.56A   No date
Grant in fee, by Gilbert of Spain and Matilda his wife, for 1 mark of silver, 1d. per annum and foreign service for 2 acres, to Adam, man of Robert Scoticus, of 2 acres of land with a toft at Spalleieis by the spring.
Witnesses: Adam, chaplain, Robert Scoticus, Ranulf Aublin, Walter of Norton, Richard of Grindon, Alexander, son of the parson, James de Grenisvellis, Thomas Bardolf, Roger of Bradley, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2278, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[2.1.Finc.57]   1373
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 15 years by the prior of Finchale to Alexander of Cocken of 4 messuages and 24 acres of land with 1 acre of meadow in parcels.
Margin: Spalleys.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.58]   1407
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Release by John Birtley to the prior of Finchale of a free rent[s ?] of 5s. and of 12d. from various lands of Walter del Moor and Robert Walker in Cocken, in duplicate (2 a in summa[?]).
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.59]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Bond for 10 marks by John Birtley to the prior of Finchale for the delivery of evidences concerning Cocken.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.60   9 November 3 Henry V [1415]
Bond, by Alice, once wife of Peter Blytheman, to John Roucoyn, clerk and Thomas Ryhale of Durham, for 5 marks sterling, to be paid at Christmas next.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, by strip cut from foot.
2.1.Finc.61   9 November 3 Henry V [1415]
Indentured defeasance, by John Roucoyn, clerk and Thomas Ryhale of Durham, of the bond for 5 marks sterling to be paid at Christmas next, given to them by Alice, once wife of Peter Blythman, provided no attack is made on their tithe to the lands and tenements once belonging to William Cook of the Fordhouses and Eva his wife, which they have of Alice.
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[2.1.Finc.62]   1423
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 2.1.Finc.63, as:
Letter of attorney by Isolda widow of William de Hall for William's lands in Cocken for her lifetime.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.63   1 September 1423
Indentured lease for life, by William Doncaster, clerk, and John Binchester, chaplain, for a rose, to Isolda widow of William del Hall of Thorpe Thewles, of all the lands, tenements, rents and services, which Isolda granted them in the vill and territory of Cocken.
Witnesses: Thomas Langton of Wynyard, steward of the Prior of Durham, Thomas Billingham of Durham, Thomas Claxton of Holywell, Thomas Hedworth of Hebburn and John Hedworth of Southwick, knights
Endorsed: " ... post obitum suum Priori de Fynkchal reverserit". [This suggests that Isolda has made the grant [3.6.Spec.24], on condition of a lease for life, to Doncaster and Binchester, for the use of Finchale].
Dated: Thorpe Thewles
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2.1.Finc.64   22 October 1483
Language:   English
Indentured lease for 9 years, by George Lumley, knight, to Robert Weardale, Prior of Finchale, of one messuage with appurtenances in Cocken, from Martinmas 1483.
Signature: george lumley knyght
Note on dorse "... solvit Prior de F xvj li 13s. 4d ..." Dated: Finchale
Paper
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J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 95-6
2.1.Finc.65   23 October 1483
Language:   English
Bond, by George Lumley, knight, Thomas Lumley his son and heir, and Christopher Harrison of Ludworth to Robert [Ebchester], Prior of Durham, for £20 sterling, to be paid at Martinmas 1484.
Signature: george lumley knyght
On dorse:
"Bond between George Lumley knight and Thomas Lumley his son and Robert Weardale, Prior of Finchale, over one tenement in Cocken".
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   [ca. 1483]
Language:   English
Copy of a defeasance, by Robert [Weardale], Prior of Finchale, of this bond, provided that he may peaceably occupy one fermehald according to a lease [2.1.Finc.64] made by Sir George Lumley.
2.1.Finc.66
Memorandum that on 23 October George Lumley, knight, promised on pain of £20 that his son and heir, Thomas Lumley, would seal the bond made that day and sealed by George and Christopher Harrison of Ludworth, and that day, before George, Richard Wren and Christopher Harrison, William Bylle, forester of Lumley park, pledged that Thomas would seal the bond and confirm the indentures between his father, George Lumley and Robert [Weardale], Prior of Finchale, on pain of £20.
That day George Lumley had for a loan 1 horse worth 33s. 4d.
That day £10 was delivered to George Lumley knight by the hand of Christopher Harrison for the farm of a tenement in Cocken.
[added] another time a horse worth 100s.
Paper
[2.1.Finc.67]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Copy of [2.1.Finc].72.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.68]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Copy of [2.1.Finc].71.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.69]   1482
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 3 years by the prior of Finchale to Thomas Lord Lumley of 2 tofts, 2 crofts and 13 acres with common pasture in Woodstone and with an annual rent of 3s. in that vill and in the prior's pasture in Lumley for his tenement there, for 19s. 10d. a year, to be paid in part by a lease for 21 years of Thomas' waste cottage in Cocken at 6s. 8d. a year and the rest by the bailiff of Lumley.
[Cf. 4.3.Finc.8, a similar, later, lease.]
Missing.
2.1.Finc.70   Invention of the Cross [3 May] 1462
Language:   English
Indentured sale, by William Tilliol esq. to Richard Bell, Prior of Finchale, William Bentley of Durham and John Twiner of Pittington, of the wood in the Lewood between Cocken field on the west, a burn dividing the Lewood on the east and abutting shaws of wood of William Tilliol at the north and east ends, for an unspecified sum, without disturbance for 2 years.
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J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 94-5
2.1.Finc.71   No date
Grant in free alms, by Reginald [Pinchard] of Cocken and Petronilla his wife, to God, St. Godric and Ralph, Prior and the monks of Finchale, of all the side called Ferimaniside in severality the whole wood between the grange of the Prior and monks of Finchale and the road from Lumley to Finchale - and of the land south of Hyerewood - between Hyerewood and the Wear - with the wood on its east.
Witnesses: William of Lumley, knight, Matthew and Henry of Lumley, Gilbert, steward of the same, Geoffrey, son of John of Kibblesworth, William Basset of Cocken, Stephen of the same, Robert of Misterton, Roger of Thrislington, et aliis.
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J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 117
2.1.Finc.72   1 June 17 Edward IV [1477]
Quitclaim, by George Lumley, knight, to the Prior of Durham and the Prior and monks of Finchale, from devotion to God, St. Cuthbert and blessed Godric of Finchale, of the several pasture of the Prior and monks of Finchale called Ferymanside - all the land from Cocken ford to the old ditch on the brow of the hill near Loveoak, east to Lumley Way, south with the ditch and down to the Wear opposite St. Mary's Lea.
Dated: Durham
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J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 117-18
[2.1.Finc.73]   1333
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Release by Hugh of the Ford to W[illiam] de Coquina [al. Cook of the Fordhouses ?] of 1 toft and croft containing 1 acre at the ford of Ford near Finchale.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.74   No date
Grant in fee, by John son of Geoffrey of Kibblesworth, for 2 silver shillings per annum, to Gilbert Brachur of the ford of Finchale, of one toft and croft of one acre at the Ford of Finchale between that of Roger Spicer and that of Robert Bolde.
Witnesses: Dom. Roger of Eppleton, Robert of Haswell, Walter of Ludworth, Matthew of Lumley, Emery of Lumley, Alexander son of Stephen of Cocken, Nicholas his brother, & aliis.
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2.1.Finc.75   No date
Grant, by William brewer of Hetton and Margaret, daughter of Gilbert of the Ford, his wife, for 4 marks 3s. 4d., to William son of Roger the Spicer of the Ford of Finchale, of one toft and croft of one acre at the ford of Finchale between that once Roger the Spicer's and that once Robert Bolde's, rendering 2s. per annum to the lord of the fee, the 4 marks 3s. 4d. to be returned if the toft and croft is lost.
Witnesses: Henry son of Emery of Lumley, Peter of the same, Peter son of Peter del Crocke, William son of Thomas of Newton, Richard of Wolviston, Simon of Cocken, Thomas Swan of the same, Richard Hawe of Cocken, William of Middleham, & multis aliis.
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J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 91-2
2.1.Finc.76   Thursday, the morrow of St. Andrew 3 Richard II [1 December 1379]
Grant, by Alexander of Cocken, to William of Rainton, of all his lands and tenements in Cocken.
Witnesses: William del Bowes, knight and sheriff of Durham, Walter Hawyk, Walter del More, William of the Castle of Lumley, Robert Clerkson, & aliis.
Dated: Cocken
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[2.1.Finc.77]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Information for the prior of Finchale's right and lordship (dominio) in Cocken and the exchange of it for lands in Wolviston, and how again partly by gift and partly by purchase the said vill of Cocken came to the house of Finchale, and how Lord [?] Lumley first had lands.
Margin: Was from the D[urham] chancery [Cf. 3.6.Spec.23, a similar document.]
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.78]   1483
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 9 years by George Lord Lumley to the prior of Finchale of one tenement in Cocken for £16 13s.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.79]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Grievances (gravamina) by W[illiam] Tilliol, Thomas Lumley knight and Lionel Claxton in the vills and fields of Cocken, Lumley and Woodstone.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.80]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Release in the bishop's court by Reginald and Petronilla his wife to the house of Finchale of 20 acres of land and 4 acres of wood in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.81]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Release in the bishop's court by Reginald and Petronilla his wife to the prior and house of Finchale of 3 bovates of land with 6 acres of wood in Cocken.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.82]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Concession and recognizance in the sede vacante court by Reginald and Petronilla his wife to John of Kibblesworth of 40 acres in Cocken, and see [2.1.Finc].77.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.83]
Now 3.6.Spec.20*.
[2.1.Finc.84]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Confirmation by W[illiam] son of Reginald of Redheugh of the said Petronilla's charter word for word.
[Cf. 3.6.Spec.22.]
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.85]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Memorandum: Free rents once in Cocken:
From <Th> T Lumley knight for one cott called Consideland, ½lb. pepper a year;
From George Lord Lumley knight for one tenement called Cramlingtonland, ½lb. cumin a year;
From the heirs of W[illiam] Bedford for one tenement, 12½d. a year;
From the heirs of Robert Beal for one cott, ½lb. cumin a year;
From the heirs of Ralph More for one cottage, ½d. a year.
Note that the prior of Finchale holds freely from the prior of Durham, for 2s. a year, the vill of Cocken with the rents and services of the free tenants there.
Missing.
[2.1.Finc.86]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Memorandum: Bounds of the prior of Finchale's fields in Cocken.
Missing.
2.1.Finc.87   No date
Grant in fee, by Elias son of Hugh, to Henry of Ouston, of all his lands in Cholden' [Colden on dorse] as he holds them of the Prior of Finchale, rendering 1½ lb. pepper to the Prior per annum, and ½ lb. cumin to Elias per annum.
Witnesses: Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, John of Kibblesworth, Adam of Ravensworth, William of Whickham, Simon Fot, Phillip de Gendeford, William of Birtley, Robert de Coggeshalle, Adam of Hedley, Patrick his brother, William of the Wear, & multis aliis.
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[3.1.Finc.1]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Nigel of Eden to Walter son of Sirith his brother for 1 toft and croft in Eden for 1d. a year.
Missing.
3.1.Finc.2   No date
Sale, by Walter son of Sirith, for 1 mark of silver, to Robert Musters, of one toft and croft in the vill of Eden, given to him by Nigel, his brother, to be held of Nigel for 1d. per annum.
Witnesses: Dom. Robert de Brus, John of Boulmer, Ranulf of Fishburn, William of Elwick, Geoffrey son of Nigel, Gilbert of Nesbit(t), Stephen de Gaitona, Walter de Hoton, Adam de Cravilla, Gilbert of Hulam, William Musters, William clerk, Nicholas Musters, Nicholas clerk, & multis aliis.
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J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 132
[3.1.Finc.3]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Hugh to Waldef de Whetlaw for his land in Elvet with a cellar and solar built on it.
Missing.
[3.1.Finc.4]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Robert Spyur to John son of Walter of Esh for one burgage in Elvet for 3s. a year to the prior of Finchale.
Missing.
[3.1.Finc.5]   [c. 1315 ?]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 15 years from 1315 by the prior of Finchale to W[illiam] Dodd of a burgage in the barony of Elvet for 3s. a year.
Missing.
[3.1.Finc.6]   [c. 1376 ?]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for life from 1376 by the prior of Finchale to W[illiam] Baty vicar of Pittington of 2 burgages [in Elvet] for 7s. a year.
[Cf. Misc. Ch. 2322, similar lease by the prior of Durham.]
Missing.
3.1.Finc.7   No date [1244 x 58]
Grant, by Gilbert of Layton, to God, St. Godric and the sacrist of Finchale, of the land in Elvet sold to him by Cassandra daughter of Stephen of Elwick, for the perpetual maintenance of 2 candelabra of 12 lights to burn at the tomb of St. Godric on all feasts and in commemoration of Holy Mary Mother of God and SS. John the Baptist and Cuthbert Confessor, at high mass and vespers rendering to the Hostillere of Durham 10d. per annum.
Witnesses: Doms Bertram, Prior of Durham, Clement, Prior of Finchale, Matthew of Lumley, Henry of Lumley, Roger of Auckland, Robert of Ripon, Ranulf Bruncoste of Elvet, Roger of Beverley, Jordan of Seaton, et aliis.
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[3.1.Finc.8]
Now 2.2.Reg.19.
[3.1.Finc.9]
Now 2.2.Reg.20.
3.1.Finc.10   20 July 1358, 32 Edward III
Inspeximus by Henry [of Grosmont], Duke of Lancaster, Earl of Derby, Leicester and Lincoln, steward of England, of the charter of Edmund, [second] son of King Henry [III], his grandfather, to God, the church of blessed Godric of the Priory of Finchale, and the monks there, confirmed by King Edward [I], his brother:
2.2.Reg.19
Dated: Liverpool Castle
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3.1.Finc.11
See 3.1.Finc.11
3.1.Finc.10A   5 December 1285 14 Edward I
Mandate, of Edmund [second] son of King Henry [III], to all his bailiffs and receivers in Northumberland, to deliver the 20s. per annum from the revenues of the mills of Embleton which he has granted to God and the church of Blessed Godric of Finchale and the monks there for the maintenance of the lights of that church.
Dated: Finchale
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J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 159
3.1.Finc.11   27 November 46 Edward III 33 France [1372]
Inspeximus by John [of Gaunt], King of Castile and Leon, Duke of Lancaster of
3.1.Finc.10
Dated: The Savoy
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3.1.Finc.12
3.1.Finc.15
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 161-2
3.1.Finc.12
Copy of 3.1.Finc.11.
3.1.Finc.13   25th June [1327x1345]
Language:   French
Mandate, of Henry [of Lancaster], Earl of Lancaster and Derby, steward of England, to Mag. Gilbert de Hotten, clerk, bailiff of Embleton, to remit the 20s. per annum to the Prior of Finchale, granted by his father [Edmund Crouchback] for the maintenance of lights around the body of St. Godric.
Dated: Heigham
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J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 160-1
[3.1.Finc.[13+]]   1397
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Acquittance by Mr Robert Ripon prior of F[inchale] for 20s. received from the mills of Embleton from the king's receiver there.
Missing.
[3.1.Finc.14]   1397 and 1439
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Acquittances by priors of Finchale for 20s. received from the mills of Embleton.
Missing.
3.1.Finc.15   Vigil of Assumption 1 Hen. IV [14 August 1400]
Inspeximus by King Henry [IV] of
3.1.Finc.11
Dated: Newcastle
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3.1.Finc.16
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 163
3.1.Finc.16   4 December 4 Henry VI [1425]
Inspeximus by King Henry [VI] of
3.1.Finc.15
Dated: Westminster
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Under the seal of the Duchy of Lancaster
By letter of the signet of H[umphrey], Duke of Gloucester
[3.1.Finc.17]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Request (supplicacio) by the prior of Finchale to the king for payment of arrears of an annual rent of 20s. from the mills of Embleton.
Missing.
[3.1.Finc.18]
Missing. No entry in Finchale Repertory.
[3.1.Finc.19]
Missing. No entry in Finchale Repertory.
3.1.Finc.20   No date [1195 x 1196 - deaths of bishop Puiset & archdeacon Burchard].
Grant of Henry of Le Puiset, for love of God, blessed Mary and the glorious confessor Cuthbert and for the souls of his father and mother, himself, his wife and heirs, to God, blessed Mary, St. Cuthbert and the monks of Durham, of the monastery of Finchale with all its appurtenances, to wit: Wingate with its appurtenances, the vill of Haswell, which was Geoffrey's, with its appurtenances, the land given to Henry by William of Nelson inside and outside the borough of Hartlepool, the house given to Henry by William son of William the Moneyer and Gerard the Reeve in Newcastle, the land which belonged to Adam, clerk, brother of William chaplain of Wolsingham, the vill of Aldin Grange with its appurtenances and the service of Broom and Relley, and 120 acres given to Henry by his lord, Hugh [of Le Puiset], once bishop of Durham, from his waste at Baxterford.
Witnesses: Burchard, archdeacon, Simon the chamberlain, Richard Briwerre, Mag. Richard of Coldingham, Hugh de Feritate, Ralph Harang, Mag. Angerius, Mag. Richard of Cadney, Mag. Robert of Addington, Mag. Walter of Addington, Mag. Nicholas, physician, Reginald Ganaunt, sheriff, Bernard Roill, Jordan Escolland, Alan of Wilton, William son of Thomas, Picot de Percy, Richard of Everley, Adam of Newmarket, and Henry his brother, Alan Rual... [Malecake], [William] Boesevill', John of Hetton, Richard the Fleming, Hugh Havet, Alan of Ferryhill, Roger of Ferryhill, Robert of Howden, et aliis...
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Formerly: 3.6.Spec.4.
Cart. Vet. f.73, without witness list.
Calendared in: J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 23-24; Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.198.
3.1.Finc.21A   No date
Grant in free alms, by Henry Le Puiset, for the souls of his father Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop [of Durham], himself and his wife Dionisia, to God, B.V.M. and the prior and monks at Finchale, of all his land in Haliwarfolc:- Wingate, Haswell, his burgage in Newcastle, his messuage in Durham Bailey, his land in Smalleys and his land of Stanhope; his vill of Yokefleet in Howdenshire bought from Adam de Warrum; and the churches of Market Weighton and Giggleswick; confirming the grant of Stephen, clerk of Market Weighton of half a carucate in the vill of Shipton; and granting in free alms his right in his lands of Nelson and Lamesley.
Witnesses: Americus, archdeacon, William son of the archbishop, Robert of Haddington, Hugh de Feritate, Ralph Hareng, Mag. Alan of Richmond, Mag. Alan de Creitun', Richard of Cadney, Adam of Newmarket, Henry his brother, Richard Malebise, Roger of Everley, Jordan Escolland, Roger de Audre, Robert de Amundeville, Gilbert Hansard, Robert, son of Maud i [Meldred?], Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Walter de Musters, Roger of London, Ralph de Coleville, & multis aliis.
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3.1.Finc.21B   No date
Grant in free alms, by Henry of Le Puiset, for the souls of his father Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop [of Durham], himself and his wife Dionisia, to God, B.V.M. and the prior and monks at Finchale, of all his land in Haliwarfolc:- Wingate, Haswell, his burgage in Newcastle, his messuage in Durham Bailey, his land of Smalleys, his land of Stanhope and his land in Lamesley; his vill of Yokefleet in Howdenshire bought from Adam de Warrum; and the churches of Weighton and Giggleswick; confirming the grant of Stephen, clerk of Weighton, of half a carucate in the vill of Shipton.
Witnesses: Americus, archdeacon, William son of the archbishop, Robert of Addington, Hugh de Feritate, Ralph Hareng, Mag. Alan of Richmond, Mag. Alan de Creitun', Adam of Newmarket, Henry his brother, Robert de Saucei, Richard Malebise, Jordan Escolland, Roger de Audre, Robert de Amundeville, Gilbert Hansard, Robert son of Maud i [Meldred?], Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Walter de Musters, Roger of London, Ralph de Coleville, Joscelin, & multis aliis.
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3.1.Finc.22   No date
Grant, by Henry of Le Puiset, for love of God, B.V.M. and the glorious Confessor Cuthbert, and for the souls of his father and mother, himself, his wife and heirs, to God, B.V.M., St. Cuthbert and Godric, and the Durham monks at Finchale, of the whole vills of Wingate and Haswell, which was Geoffrey's; the land which William of Nelson gave him in Nelson and Hartlepool; the house in Newcastle bought from William, son of William the Moneyer; and the land of Smallees bought from Adam, clerk, brother of William chaplain of Wolsingham with the assent of Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham.
Witnesses: Burchard, archdeacon, Simon the chamberlain, Richard Briwerre, Mag. Richard of Coldingham, Hugh de Feritate, Ralph Harang, Mag. Angerius, Mag. Richard of Cadney, Mag. Robert of Haddington, Mag. Walter of Haddington, Mag. Nicholas, physician, Reginald Ganaunt, sheriff, Bernard Roill, Jordan Escolland, Alan of Wilton, William son of Thomas, Picot de Percy, Richard of Everley, Adam of Newmarket, Henry his brother, Alan Malecake, William de Boseville, John of Ketton, Richard the Fleming, Hugh Havet, Alan of Ferryhill, Roger of Ferryhill, Robert of Howden, & aliis multis.
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Calendared in: J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 22-23; Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.199.
[3.1.Finc.23]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Copy of 2.1.Pont.8.
Missing.
3.1.Finc.24   7 April 1316
Inspeximus by Richard [Kellaw], bishop of Durham, of a charter of Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham:
Dated : Stockton
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Copy: TNA Durh 3/1 (Bishp Kellaw's Register), f.227v-228r.
Reg Pal. Dunelm, Vol II pp. 1296-7; J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 26
   [21 May 1170 x 10 September 1174]
Charter of Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham, granting in free alms, to Reginald and Henry, monks of Durham, living at Finchale, and to all Durham monks whom the Prior of Durham chooses to set there, serving God and blessed John, the place of Finchale with all its appurtenances, with the mill, mill-pond and fishery, and the assart on the left of the road to Durham as far as the arable of Newton, thence following the stream to the Wear, also having in the bishop's enclosure 1 bull and 20 cows with three year old offspring. 16 oxen, 200 sheep with yearling lambs, and 60 pigs with yearling piglets, and taking fuel and building material under the supervision of the bishop's forester.
Witnesses: John the archdeacon, Tedbald de Mustwilers, Ingelram, clerk, Simon the chamberlain, Henry the steward, Thomas the almoner, Walter, chaplain, Ralph Haget, Thomas son of William, Robert de Mandeville, Meldred son of Dolfin, Alexander de Hettun, Patrick of Offerton, Roger of Eppleton, Roger de Herton, et multis aliis.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.28-30.
[3.1.Finc.25]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Bishop Richard Kellawe [as recited in 3.6.Spec.6].
Missing.
[3.1.Finc.26]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Copy of the exemplar of the said charter [3.1.Finc.25].
Missing.
3.1.Finc.27   ... Nones May Pont. 1 [c. 7 May 1278]
Mandate of Nicholas [III], Pope, to the dean and official of York, to hear a case, between the Prior of Finchale and Robert of Thorpe, clerk, Robert of Brunigill, William his son, Walter of Rothbury, Geoffrey of Coxhoe, Gilbert Bulur, William W... and Robert of Thorpe, laymen, over lands, etc.
[NB: This document is illegible for practical purposes; what little can be read does, however, confirm the accuracy of the printed version, from which the names have virtually all been taken]
Dated: St Peters, Rome
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J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 146-7.
[3.1.Finc.28]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 10 years of a fulling mill in Finchale for 33s. 4d. a year.
Missing.
3.1.Finc.28A   No date
Grant in free alms, by Thomas son of Roger of Newton, to God, blessed John the Baptist, blessed Godric and Robert, Prior of Finchale and the monks there, of part of his waste in the field of Newton near the croft of the Prior and monks:- from the ditch around their land called God's Acres in a straight line east to their park.
Witnesses: Dom. Thomas of Herrington, Dom. Roger of Lumley, Emericus of Lumley, Richard of Finchale, John son of Gilbert, John Vigrus, & multis aliis.
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J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 119
3.1.Finc.29
Copy of 3.6.Spec.43A.
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[3.1.Finc.29A]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Attestations concerning the moor of Finchale and the right road thence to Durham and the bounds of the moor of Finchale.
Missing.
[3.1.Finc.30]
Now 3.2.Pap.21.
[3.1.Finc.31 - 3.1.Finc.55]
Of this sequence, 3.1.Finc.44 is the only indulgence in favour of Finchale Priory that now survives among the Durham Cathedral Muniments. There were once at least 27 others; 24 of these were printed in Priory of Finchale, pp. 169-91, (of which only one, no. CXCIX, has no traceable catalogue reference) and 20 were catalogued at Misc.Ch.5900 by Joseph Stevenson in the 1840's, but by the late nineteenth century Canon Greenwell was unable to find them, noting in Stevenson's Miscellaneous Charter catalogue that nos 5890-5900 were all wanting, and in his own version of the Finchale catalogue "Where can they be? Scarcely stolen W.G." They represent the most significant identifiable loss from the Cathedral Muniments in modern times.
Descriptions are given from the printed versions.
[3.1.Finc.31]   14 Kal. Nov. [19 October] 1276, Pont. 10
Indulgence of 30 days by Walter [Giffard] archbishop of York to those who visit the newly constructed altar of the Virgin Mary in the church of Finchale, make offerings for its lighting and say the Lord's Prayer and an Ave Maria for the souls of the faithful departed.
Pittington:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900g. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CXCVIII
[3.1.Finc.32]   3 Id. [11] January Pont. 25 [1240]
Indulgence of 30 days by W[alter Grey] (identified from exceptional length of his pontificate and reference to the see of Durham being vacant, and see also 3.1.Finc.54A) archbishop of York to those who contribute to the fabric of the church in honour of St Godric which the prior and monks of Finchale propose to build there.
Middleham:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900i. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CLXXXI
[3.1.Finc.33]   1264
Indulgence of 10 days by <John archbishop of York> Robert [Stichill ?] bishop of Durham to those saying the Lord's Prayer for the soul of that John.
[No John archbishop of York died during the pontificate of any Robert bishop of Durham.]
Durham:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900f. Missing.
[3.1.Finc.34]   12 February 1262
Confirmation by Robert Stichill bishop of Durham of the indulgences granted by 12 archbishops and bishops to the monastery of Finchale; and adding an indulgence of 40 days to those contributing to the fabric of the said church or visiting the tomb of St Godric.
Date: Bishop Middleham, 12 February 1261/2.
Missing (not catalogued or printed).
Cited: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.128.
[3.1.Finc.35]   [8 February] 1276
Indulgence of 40 days by Robert [of Holy Island] bishop of Durham to those who visit the newly constructed altar of the Virgin Mary in the church of Finchale, and say the Lord's Prayer and an Ave Maria for the souls of the faithful departed, or make offerings for the altar's lighting.
Date: [Bishop] Auckland, 6 Id. February 1275/6, Pont.2.
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900c. Missing.
Printed: J. Raine, Priory of Finchale, no. CXCVI; English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.207-208.
[3.1.Finc.36]
Indulgence of 40 days by G[ilbert] bishop of Whithorn, having dedicated the high altar in the church of Finchale to St John the Baptist and other altars to the Virgin Mary and to St Cuthbert on 2 Kal. June [31 May] 1239, to those coming or contributing, and also to those coming on St John the Baptist's day and in its octave; also grant of 20s. a year on St John the Baptist's or St Godric's day from his personal resources for his lifetime.
Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CLXXX
[3.1.Finc.37]   John & Paul [26 June] 1242
Indulgence of 20 days by (David [de Bernham] bishop of St) Andrews (to those contributing to the fabric of the church of St John and) St Godric (of Finchale) being newly built.
Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CLXXXIII
[3.1.Finc.38]   8 Id. [6] June 1242
Indulgence of 20 days by W[illiam de Bondington] bishop of Glasgow to those contributing to the church of St John the Baptist and St Godric being newly built by the monks of Finchale.
[North] Allerton:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900b. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CLXXXII
[3.1.Finc.39]   Either Kal. [1] October 1245 or 5 Kal. October [27 September] 1240
Indulgence of 40 days by G[ilbert] bishop of Whithorn to those contributing to the fabric of the church of St John the Baptist and St Godric of Finchale.
Wearmouth:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900o. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CLXXXIV
[3.1.Finc.40]   Either Non. [7] March 1246 [1247] or 6 Non. [2] March 1240 [1241]
Indulgence of 40 days by G[ilbert] bishop of Whithorn to all benefactors of the light of St Mary in the church of Finchale.
Durham:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900o. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CLXXXVII
[3.1.Finc.41]   Dionysius, Rusticus & Eleutherius [9 October] 1248
Indulgence of 40 days by Albin bishop of Brechin to those contributing to the church of St John the Baptist and St Godric being newly built by the monks of Finchale.
Finchale:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900n. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CLXXXVIII
[3.1.Finc.42]   4 Non. [2] April 1246
Indulgence of 20 days by Th[omas] (apart from 3.1.Finc.55, issued on the same day, and possibly 3.1.Finc.54A, no Thomas bishop of Caithness is recorded between Gilbert de Moravia and William) bishop of Caithness to benefactors of the fabric of the church of Finchale.
Finchale:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900m. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CLXXXVI, with "Eathunensis" for the bishop's see, as against "Cathun-" in the Finchale Repertory.
[3.1.Finc.43]   1254
Indulgence of 40 days by Richard [of Inverkeithing] bishop of Dunkeld to those who contribute to the fabric of the church of Finchale.
Missing (not printed or catalogued - description from Finchale Repertory).
3.1.Finc.44   16 Kal. October [16 September] 1260
Indulgence, for forty days, by Robert [de Prebenda], bishop of Dunblane, to all contribute to the church of St. John the Baptist of Finchale, the fabric of the church or the tomb of St. Godric.
Dated: Wardley
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3603, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 181
[3.1.Finc.45]   Oswin [20 August] 1260
Indulgence of 40 days by H[enry] bishop of Whithorn to those who contribute to the church of St John the Baptist and St Godric being newly built by the monks of Finchale.
Tynemouth:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900p. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CXCII
[3.1.Finc.46]   Vigil of Leonard [5 November] 1266
Indulgence of 40 days by Archibald bishop of Moray to those who contribute to the lighting and ornaments of the chapel of St Godric of Finchale and to the fabric of a window in the east part of that chapel and all future windows in the chapel or who say there the Lord's Prayer with Ave Maria.
Durham:
Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CXCV
[3.1.Finc.47]   6 Kal. March 1263 [25 February 1264]
Indulgence of 40 days by H[enry] bishop of Whithorn to those who contribute to the fabric of the church of St John the Baptist and St Godric of Finchale.
Finchale:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900p. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CXCIV
[3.1.Finc.48]   2 Non. March 1275 [6 March 1276]
Indulgence of 40 days by Robert [de Prebenda] bishop of Dunblane to those visiting the newly built altar of the Virgin Mary in the church of Finchale and saying the Lord's Prayer with Ave Mariafor the faithful departed or contributing to the altar's lighting.
Finchale:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900d? Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CXCVII
[3.1.Finc.49]   Mary Magdalen [22 July] 1277
Indulgence of 40 days by William [Wischard] bishop of St Andrews to those who contribute to the fabric of the church of St John the Baptist and its lighting and repair of the place or who visit the church or the tomb of St Godric.
Durham:
Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CCI
[3.1.Finc.50]   13 Kal. October [19 September] 1277
Indulgence of 20 days by Walter [of Merton] bishop of Rochester to those who contribute or leave to the [li]ghting before the newly built altar of the Virgin Mary in the church of St John the Baptist at Finchale or who come there (for comparable wording see 3.1.Finc.53).
Middleham:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900h. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CCIII
[3.1.Finc.51]   Non. [5] September 1277
Indulgence of 40 days by W[alter of Merton] bishop of Rochester to those who contribute or leave to the fabric of the church of St John the Baptist of Finchale, its lighting or the repair of the place or who visit the church.
Fin[chal]e:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900l. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CCII
[3.1.Finc.52]   Mary Magdalen [22 July] 1277
Indulgence of 40 days by Robert [de Prebenda] bishop of Dunblane to those who contribute to the fabric of the church of St John the Baptist of Finchale, its lighting or the repair of the place or who visit the church or the tomb of St Godric.
Durham:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900k. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CC
[3.1.Finc.53]   Kal. [1] October 1288
Indulgence of 40 days by Alan [de St Edmund] bishop of Caithness to those who contribute or leave to the lighting before the newly built altar of the Virgin Mary in the church of St John the Baptist at Finchale or who go there.
Finchale:
Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CCIV
[3.1.Finc.54]   [c. 1224 x 1249: William of Laneham archdeacon]
Monition by Mr W[illiam] of Laneham archdeacon of Durham to clergy in his archdeaconry to urge their parishioners in their churches for three Sundays to give alms for the fabric of the church of Finchale begun by the prior and monks of Finchale, to be paid over at the archdeacon's chapter; also reporting indulgences of 60 and 10 days by the archbishop of York [cf. 3.1.Finc.32, 30 days, 1240] and G[ilbert] bishop of Whithorn [cf. 3.1.Finc.36, 40 days, 1239; 3.1.Finc.39, 40 days, 1240 or 1245] for [bene]factors, which he has seen, as well as indulgences of 100 days by archbishops and bishops to those who visit the place of St John the Baptist and St Godric, which he has not seen; and stating that benefactors of the church of Finchale participate in the good works performed in the mother church of Durham and all its cells.
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900q. Missing.
Printed: Priory of Finchale, ed J. Raine (Surtees Society 6, 1837) no.cxc.
[3.1.Finc.54a]   [6 March 1255]
Exhortation by Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham for the giving of alms to the fabric of the church of St John the Baptist and St Godric of Finchale, with indulgence of 40 days to those contributing; and confirmation of all indulgences for the fabric or for the dedication of altars in that church, namely by W[alter Grey] archbishop of York of 30 days [3.1.Finc.32], by D[avid de Bernham] bishop of St Andrews of 20 days [3.1.Finc.37], by Abel [de Golin] bishop of St Andrews of 40 days [not extant], by W[illiam de Bondington] bishop of Glasgow of 20 days [3.1.Finc.38], by P[eter de Ramsay] bishop of Aberdeen of 40 days [not extant], by Richard [of Inverkeithing] bishop of Dunkeld of 40 days [not extant, was 3.1.Finc.43], by Aubyn bishop of Brechin of 40 days [3.1.Finc.41], by Th. bishop of "Egdun" of 20 days [possibly 3.1.Finc.42, by Thomas bishop of Caithness], and by G[ilbert] bishop of Whithorn of 40 days [3.1.Finc.39], on the dedication of three altars of 40 days and to pilgrims on St John the Baptist's day and in the octave of 40 days [3.1.Finc.36].
[Bishop] Middleham, 2 Non. March 1254, Pont. 6.
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900a. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, ed J. Raine (Surtees Society 6, 1837) no.cxci; English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.75-76.
[3.1.Finc.54b]   5 Kal. November [28 October] 1248
Indulgence of 40 days by G[ilbert] bishop of Whithorn to benefactors of the provision of lights of St Mary in the church of Finchale.
Durham:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900o. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CLXXXIX
[3.1.Finc.55]   4 Non. [2] April 1246
Indulgence of 20 days by Th[omas] (apart from 3.1.Finc.42, issued on the same day, and possibly 3.1.Finc.54A, no Thomas bishop of Caithness is recorded between Gilbert de Moravia and William) bishop of Caithness to benefactors of the lighting of the church of Blessed Mary of Finchale.
Finchale:
Formerly Misc.Ch.5900e. Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, no. CXCIX, with "Ehathdunensis" for the bishop's see, as against "Cathun-" in the Finchale Repertory.
[3.1.Finc.[55+]]   1277
Indulgence of 40 days by Henry bishop of Whithorn to those who contribute or leave to the lighting before the newly built altar of the Virgin Mary in the church of St John the Baptist at Finchale.
Wardley:
Missing. Not entered in Finchale Repertory or Misc. Charter Catalogue.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 186, possibly from a source other than the Durham Cathedral Muniments.
[3.1.Finc.55]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
That the manor of Follingsby is held of the prior of Durham by military service and for 10s. a year to the bursar of Durham.
Missing.
3.1.Finc.56   No date
Grant in fee, by Eva of Gunnerton, for 1 lb. cumin per annum, to Thomas of Gunnerton her son of half her land in Frosterley and Pekefeld:- half the strips in the east field of Frosterley with three tofts and crofts in the vill of Frosterley - those held by Ralph Hallehine, Robert Burdon and Robert the ploughman - and half her mill of Frosterley.
Witnesses: Dom. Adam de Geland, steward of the Bishop of Durham, Robert de Geland, John de Amundeville, Richard of Hollingside, Reginald Abelin, Adam de Thornileth, Simon, chaplain, John de Wthton, Walter T[?]oevi, Ralph de Hareden, Reginald, clerk, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1144, by doubled strip through turn-up.
4.1.Finc.1   No date
Grant in free alms, by Henry of Le Puiset, for the souls of his father and mother, himself and Dionisia his wife, to God, B.V.M. of Haswell and the regular canons there, of the churches of Weighton and Giggleswick.
Witnesses: Bertram, prior, Burchard, archdeacon, William, archdeacon, Simon the chamberlain, William of Howden, Philip de Coleville, Geoffrey son of Richard, Henry of Farlington, Walter his brother, Jordan Escolland, William son of Thomas, William de Maniheremere, Robert de Watteville, William of Harlsey, Betram of Hetton, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2041, by quadrupled tablet-woven braid through turn-up.
4.1.Finc.2   No date
Grant in free alms, by Henry of Le Puiset, for the souls of his father and mother, himself, his wife Dionisia and all his kin, to God, B.V.M. blessed Cuthbert, St. Godric and the Durham monks at Finchale, of the churches of Weighton and Giggleswick.
Witnesses: Mag. Henry the chamberlain, Mag. Alan of Richmond, Robert of Haddington, Mag. William of Blois, Mag. Richard of Ayton, Mag. Walter of Durham, Mag. Walter of Haddington, William de Boseville, & aliis multis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2041, by quadrupled tablet woven braid through turn-up.
4.1.Finc.25
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 61
4.1.Finc.3A   No date
Grant in free alms, by William de Percy, for the souls of Henry Percy his father, himself, Joanna his wife and his ancestors, heirs and successors, to God, B.V.M. St. John the Baptist and Godric of Finchale, the Prior and monks there, of the advowson of the church of Giggleswick.
Witnesses: Robert of Cuckfield, sheriff of York, Henry de Percy, William's brother, Marmaduke Thweng, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Walter de Percy, Hugh de le Ley, Hugh de Menhil', Robert of Plumpton, Jordan del Estre, William Briton, Simon of Bruntoft, Jordan Harrun, William of Haswell, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
4.1.Finc.3B
4.1.Finc.25
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 62
4.1.Finc.3B
Duplicate of 4.1.Finc.3A.
4.1.Finc.4   5 Ides June [9 June] 1230
Indentured award, by Walter [Gray] archbishop of York, with the consent of the chapter of York, for reverence to blessed Cuthbert and Godric of the house of Finchale, to the Prior and Convent of Durham for the use of the monks of Finchale, of the church of Giggleswick on the departure of the rector, Walter [de Vestiario] and the establishment of a perpetual vicar; the church of Weighton, found to be a former prebend of York and unlawfully alienated, reserved to the archbishop and church of York; both churches having been committed to him by the Prior and Convent of Durham and the Prior of Finchale.
Actum: York
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3222, by doubled strip through turn-up.
4.1.Finc.8
4.1.Finc.25
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 64; cf. J. Raine Register of Walter Gray, pp. 35-6
4.1.Finc.5   6 Ides December Pont. 16 [8 December 1230]
Award by W[alter Gray], archbishop of York, with the consent of J[ohn le Romeyn], sub-dean of York, of 55 marks per annum to Walter de Vestiario, on his resigning the church of Giggleswick, to be paid by the Prior of Finchale from the Chamber of the Prior and Convent of Durham, at York at four terms, arrears of over a fortnight incurring a penalty of 10 marks to the fabric of the church of York; the award being under the jurisdiction of the Chapter of York.
Witnesses: R[ichard of Cornwall], Chancellor of York, J[ohn leRomeyn], subdean [of York], Mag. Maurice, W[illiam] Folioth, canon of York, Mag. Lawrence of Lincoln, Mag. S[imon] of Evesham, M[atthew] de Cantilupe, W[illiam] de Vesci, G[eoffrey] of Buckland, M[artin] de Marisco, Reginald de Stone, Stephen of Holderness, clerk, Gilbert, rector of St. Peter the Less, York, William the clerk, & multis aliis.
Dated: Bishopthorpe
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
cf. J. Raine Register of Walter Gray, p. 42
[4.1.Finc.6]   [1231]
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.62, as:
Confirmation by Gregory IX pope of the appropriation of the church of Giggleswick by W[alter Gray] archbishop. Pont. 4
Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 65, presumably from the copy in 4.1.Finc.25.
4.1.Finc.7   6 Kal. August Pont. 16 [27 July 1231]
Notification, by Walter [Gray], archbishop of York, of the induction of the Prior of Finchale into the church of Giggleswick on the resignation of Walter de Vestiario, saving the establishment of a competent perpetual vicarage after Walter's death.
Dated: York
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
4.1.Finc.25
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 65; cf. J. Raine Register of Walter Gray, pp. 46-7
4.1.Finc.8
Duplicate of 4.1.Finc.4 .
4.1.Finc.9   No date [1198 x 1214 - Treasurer x Dean of York x 1211 Henry of Le Puiset dead]
Agreement, between John, Prior of Finchale and Lawrence, parson of Giggleswick, in the presence of Dom. Henry of Le Puiset, patron of the Prior, by which Lawrence assigns to the Prior the income and tithes of Settle, except oblations and mortuaries, and the tithes of Rathmell, except milk tithes, oblations and mortuaries, for the pension of Giggleswick church, whence he renders 20 marks to the Prior in the lifetime of Adam de Thornhover who receives 12 marks from that church; after Adam's death, Lawrence to pay the Prior 20 marks or raise the value of the tithes to 20 marks, whichever the Prior wishes; in failure to pay, the Dean and Chapter of York to have jurisdiction and a penalty of 10 marks to the Prior.
Witnesses: Dom. S[imon of Apulia], Dean of York, Prior of Bridlington, H[amo], treasurer of York, Henry of le Puiset, Adam of Newmarket, Hugh de Feritate, Henry of Newmarket, Roger of Everley, Ralph Hareng, Ralph, son of Richard, Robert de Crave, et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing: 2; detached - G&B 3472, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 62-3
4.1.Finc.10   Id. May [15 May] 1259
Establishment of a perpetual vicarage, by G[odfrey Ludham], archbishop of York, with the consent of the Prior and Convent of Durham and the Prior of Finchale, in the church of Giggleswick, the vicar receiving the corn-tithes of Langcliffe and Stainforth, the tithes of hay, the mills, gardens, dairy produce, geese and hens from the whole parish, oblations, personal tithes, mortuaries other than animals and the manse of church land, which once belonged to Henry Thoppan, to live in, and being responsible for archidiaconalia and synodalia.
Dated: Cawood
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 66
4.1.Finc.11   No date
Quitclaim, by Thomas, son of Henry Coupeman, of Giggleswick in Craven, to God, B.V.M. John the Baptist, blessed Godric, and the Prior and Convent of Finchale, of 3 bovates in Giggleswick, over which he impleaded them, by royal writ of Mort d'Ancestor, before the justices of eyre at York in 1279.
Witnesses: Doms Ranulf de Dacre, sheriff of York, William Fleming, knights, Dom Adam, vicar of Giggleswick, Nigel, son of William of Stainforth, Robert, son of Aubrey of Settle, Walter Hayre of the same, Lawrence of Giggleswick, Richard Rascy of Settle, Rainer of the same, Robert of Stainforth, Richard of Paley, John, clerk, notary of this document, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 705, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 70-1
4.1.Finc.11*   Morrow of the Annunciation [26 March] 1280
Indentured demise, by Richard [of Claxton], Prior and the Convent of Durham, with the consent of Richard, Prior, and the convent of the cell of Finchale, for 3 shillings per annum, to Thomas, son of Henry Coupeman, of Giggleswick in Craven, of one of the 3 bovates in Giggleswick, over which he impleaded the said Prior of Finchale, by royal writ of Mort d'Ancestor, before the justices of eyre at York in 1279 and which he quit-claimed to the Prior of Finchale; sealed with the capitular seal of Durham and the seal of the Prior of Finchale.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
Seal: No seal.
4.1.Finc.12   No date
Confirmation, by William de Percy, to Suanus son of Norman, of the whole toft in Giggleswick once occupied by Gospatrick on the boundaries between Gospatrick and William the clerk, and all Brigholme, to be held of God, the church of Giggleswick and its parson for 2 shillings per annum.
Witnesses: Henry de Percy, his brother, Jordan del Estre, Ralph de Boneville, Elias of Giggleswick, Richard of Settle, Robert of Settle, Richeman, & aliis pluribus.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1970A, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 68
4.1.Finc.13   No date
Grant in fee, by Ralph, Prior and the Convent of Finchale, for 2 shillings per annum, to Simon son of Suanus, of one toft in Giggleswick once occupied by Suanus his father, and all Brigholme.
Witnesses: Elias of Giggleswick, Henry of Stainforth, Richard of Horton, David of Settle, Ranulf, his son, Simon, merchant of Giggleswick, Richeman Kallei, John, son of Ernald of Stainforth, Walter Tusard, William of Rathmell, and Adam of Paley, et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3474, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 67
4.1.Finc.15   No date
Quitclaim sale, by Simon, son of Suanus of Giggleswick, to God, blessed Godric and Dom Richard, Prior and the monks of Finchale, of all Brigholme, surrendering the charters of Dom Ralph, once Prior of Finchale [ 4.1.Finc.13 ] and of William de Percy [ 4.1.Finc.12].
Witnesses: Elias de Cnolle, William Fleming, Dom John, vicar of Giggleswick, Thomas of Malham, Robert of Stainforth, Ralph de Berbwine, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2338, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 69
4.1.Finc.15*   No date
Quitclaim by Agnes, once wife of Simon, son of Suanus of Giggleswick for 4 shillings per annum for life, of all dower right in the land and meadow of Brigholme, once Simon, son of Suanus'.
Witnesses: Dom Adam, vicar of Giggleswick, Robert of Stainforth Scotan, Nigel of Stainforth under the hill, Stephen, bailiff of Settle, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 69-70
4.1.Finc.16   No date
Grant, by Nigel of Settle, son of Walter de Stockeld, for the maintenance of the altar lights, to God and the high altar of blessed Alkeld of Giggleswick, of 1 acre in Settle - ½ above the mill-pond of Settle in the west once held by Hugh de Grenefel and above Hatebrecke, and ½ under Morberyht and ... L...ltwine Reddeng.
Witnesses: Dom H... Cii, Thomas of Malham, Robert de Halton, Henry of Stainforth, R..., son of John of the same, Walter Ayre of Settle, William, son of Peter, & ALIIS.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing
[4.1.Finc.17]   1340
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.72, as:
Lease for 15 years from 1340 by Emery of Lumley prior of Finchale to Adam son of Richard of Giggleswick of 1 messuage in Paley with half the site of the manor of Giggleswick and 1½ acre called Kyrkridyng for 5s. a year, on condition that Adam build at his own cost a building of 4 posts on the site of the manor before next Easter by way of gersum.
Missing.
4.1.Finc.17*   Monday after St Ambrose [8 April] 1342
Appointment, by Emericus of Lumley, Prior and the monks of the church of Finchale, of Bernard of Thrislington, clerk, as proctor, in matters concerning the parish church of Giggleswick, with power to appoint substitutes; their seal being unknown, sealed by the official of the Bishop of Durham.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
[4.1.Finc.18]   1280
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.73, as:
Lease by the prior of Finchale of 1 capital messuage with buildings and appurtenances in Giggleswick and land in Brigholme etc., with conditions inserted.
Missing.
4.1.Finc.19   Martinmas 1289
Indentured lease, by Richard, Prior and the Convent of Finchale, to Henry son of Geoffrey of Giggleswick, his wife and heirs, for 12 years for 5 shillings per annum, of 1 toft and croft, 2 acres of land and 1 acre of meadow in the vill of Rathmell once held by John Stenemah'; Henry's sureties - Hugh de Kendale and Robert Priourman.
Witnesses: Robert of Stainforth, Nigel of Stainforth.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
[4.1.Finc.20]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.75 as:
Lease in French by the prior of Finchale of 1 messuage in Giggleswick.
Missing.
[4.1.Finc.21]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.76, as:
Inquest over an annual rent of 20s. from the mills of Embleton paid to the prior and monks of Finchale.
Missing.
4.1.Finc.22   Martinmas 1345
Indentured lease, by Br. John of Barnby, Prior of the house of Finchale, with the consent of John [Fossor], Prior of Durham, and the monks at Finchale, to John del Hermitage, Magota his wife and whichever of their sons he chooses, for 20 years for 12s. 8d. per annum, of 1 messuage in Paley, ½ toft of the Manor of the Rector of Giggleswick, and 1½ acres of land in Le Kyrkeryddyng and in Le Kyrk croft, with appurtenant pasture, held before by John del H., 1 bovate of land in Giggleswick held by the vicar of Giggleswick, and 1 garden once held by Alice Flather, with buildings except the barn on the Rector's toft called Le Oxehong reserved to the Prior for his use in the event of his collecting his tithes, mineral rights reserved to the Prior; penalty of 40d. for arrears of over 40 days; John del H. to build 1 house of oak on the Rector's toft within the first year. Sealed by the Priors of Durham and Finchale, and John del H.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
[4.1.Finc.23]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.78, as:
Lease for 15 years by H. prior of F[inchale] to John son of Richard of 1 toft and croft and 2 bovates [in Giggleswick] for 15s. a year, with conditions included.
Missing.
4.1.Finc.24   Sunday before Ascension [20 May] 1324
Quitclaim, by Thomas Brown of Giggleswick, to the Prior and brethren of the cell of Finchale, of the church of Giggleswick.
Witnesses: William of Berwick, John Wessy, Adam de Grenfell, John of Rathmell, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
4.1.Finc.25
Copies of:
4.1.Finc.2
4.1.Finc.4
4.1.Finc.7
Confirmation, by Gregory [IX], Pope, to the Prior and Convent of Finchale, of the church of Giggleswick, awarded to them by the archbishop of York with the assent of his Chapter.
Dated: Lateran: 5 Id. March Pont. 4 [11 March 1231]
4.1.Finc.3
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 65
4.1.Finc.26   1 July 1521
Language:   English
Indentured licence, by Hugh [Whitehead], Prior of Durham, to the parishioners of Giggleswick, represented by John Caterow esq., Richard [Th]ew gent., [Thomas] Palow and Adam Brow[n], to use 2 rowmthes in the choir of Giggleswick parish church to extend the body of the church, subject to their undertaking maintenance.
Per me: John Caterall, Richard Thewe, Thomas Palay, Adam Browyn.
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Seal: Seal: 4, by doubled strips through turn-up.
4.1.Finc.27a   15 May 16 Henry VII [1501]
Bond by Richard Trennand of Langstroth, gent., Thomas Metcalfe of Nappa..., John Raket of Durham, gent., and Robert Trennand, bailiff of [Durham], gent.; to Thomas [Castell], Prior of Durham; for £44; at Michaelmas next.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, 3 surviving strips cut from foot.

Language:   English
On dorse:
Copy of a defeasance of this bond, if Richard, Thomas Metcalfe, John or Robert, pay to the within named Prior, £40 in equal parts within 40 days of St Katherine and Candlemas 1502 for the farm of the church of Giggleswick, if they occupy its fruits.
4.1.Finc.27b   26 May 3 Henry VIII [1511]
Bond by Richard Tennand of Langstroth, gent., Augustine Tennand, his son, gent., John Metcalfe of Richmond, gent., and Robert Tennand of Durham, gent., to Thomas [Castell], Prior of Durham, for £50, at Martinmas next.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: 4, on strips cut from foot.

Language:   English
On dorse:
Copy of a defeasance of this bond, if Richard, Austen, John or Robert, pay to the within named Prior at the Priory of Finchale, 40 marks within 6 days of Michaelmas 1513 and 20 marks within 6 days of St. Mark following that, for the farm of the church of Giggleswick, if they occupy its fruits.
4.1.Finc.27c   9 October ....
Bond by Richard Tennand of Langstroth, [gent., Augustine Tennand], his [son], gent., John Metcalfe of Richmond, gent., and [Robert Tennand of Durham], gent., to Thomas [Castell], Prior of Durham, .........
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Language:   English
On dorse:
Copy of a defeasance of this bond, if Richard, Austen, John or Robert, pay to the within named Prior at the Priory of Finchale, 40 marks within [6 days] of Michaelmas 15.. and ... marks within [6 days] of St. Mark following that, for the farm of the church of Giggleswick, if they occupy its fruits.
4.1.Finc.27d   No date.
Bond by [Richard Tennand of Langstroth, gent., Augustine Tennand, his son, gent.], John Metcalfe of Richmond, gent., [and Robert Tennand of Durham; to the Prior] of Durham, for ....; at Pentecost next.
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Language:   English
On dorse:
Copy of a defeasance of this bond, if Richard, Austen, John or Robert, pay to the within named Prior at the Priory of Finchale, 40 marks within 6 days of Michaelmas 1515 and 20 marks within 6 days of St. Mark following that, for the farm of the church of Giggleswick, if they [occupy its fruits].
4.1.Finc.27e   26 May 3 Henry VIII [1511]
Bond by Richard Tennand of Langstroth, gent., Augustine Tennand, his son, gent., John Metcalfe of Richmond, gent., and Robert Tennand of Durham, gent.; to Thomas [Castell], Prior of Durham, for £50; at Pentecost next.
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Seal: Seal: 3; [2] missing; by 5 strips cut from foot.
Restored from Misc.Ch. 6018

Language:   English
On dorse:
Copy of a defeasance of this bond, if Richard, Austen, John or Robert, pay to the within named Prior at the Priory of Finchale, 40 marks within 6 days of Michaelmas 1517 and 20 marks within 6 days of St. Mark following that, for the farm of the church of Giggleswick, if they occupy its fruits.
4.1.Finc.28a   1.. March 1509 [1510]
Receipt, by John [?] Acaster, dean of Craven, to the Prior of Finchale, appropriator of Finchale, for 14s. 8d., by Richard Levyng, as half the subsidy to Christopher [Bainbridge], archbishop of York.
Dated: Gargrave
Paper
Seal: Seal: Fragmentary, applied to face.
4.1.Finc.28b   Tuesday before Candlemas 1413 [30 January 1414]
Receipt, by Richard, dean of Craven, to the proctor of Giggleswick church, for 3s. 4d. as papal procurations, passed on to John of Carlton, receiver of York Exchequer.
Dated: Preston
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
[4.1.Finc.29]   1359
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.84, as:
Appointment by the prior and convent of Finchale of proctor(s) to appear for them at a visition of Giggleswick church.
Missing.
[4.1.Finc.30]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.85, as:
Incomplete account or payments made to [?] the prior of F[inchale] for rents of the said church [of Giggleswick ?].
Missing.
4.1.Finc.30*   19 April 1301
Appeal by notarial instrument to the Holy See, by Henry of Hardwick, proctor of br. Henry of Teesdale, Prior of Finchale and rector of Giggleswick, from the court of York, where John, calling himself vicar of Giggleswick, brought a plaint over the possession of the tithes against Henry of Teesdale, in which the official of the court, admitting the Prior's exceptions, appointed a day for the official of the Bishop of Durham to examine the witnesses, but, following his legitimate inability to do so, refused to set a further day and appointed a day for sentence.
Witnesses: Mag. Uldric de Valle Augusta, Hugh of Teesdale, Walter of Whitby, clerks.
Dated: Greater Church of York
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Seal: Notarial sign of William of Iyerston, clerk of York diocese.
[4.1.Finc.31]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.86, as:
Sentence for the vicar against the prior of Finchale in a case over certain tithes of Giggleswick church.
Missing.
4.1.Finc.32   Christmas Sunday [26 December] 1311
Grant, for a sum, by John de Amundeville to Roger son of Roger son of Katherine of all his land in the field of Hertkeld towards the north, from the thorn on the west of the field to the dyke on the south, extending for the ploughland (arrura) of one plough, for digging an iron mine and coals if found, with free entry and exit.
Witnesses: Thomas de Bern..., ... Dode, William de le Riddings, Henry Curtays, Adam of Coquetdale, Richard de M..., ... multis aliis
Dated: Witton[-le-Wear]
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Seal: Seal: Missing.
The first part of the date can be read as "M o CCC", and a word ending in o follows which appears to be "vndecimo"; Swalwell wrote "1311" on the dorse and his entry (4.1.Finc.90) in the Finchale Repertory repeats it. Christmas day fell on Saturday in 1311, so "die dominica in festum Natalis domini" presumably means Sunday in the Christmas season.
Why this document should be among the Finchale charters is not clear; it may represent an unrecovered deposit.
4.1.Finc.32*   No date
Resignation, by John of Long Newton, to W., archbishop of York, of the vicarage of the church of Giggleswick in Craven, to which he was presented by the Prior and Convent of Durham.
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Seal: Seal: Missing.
4.1.Finc.33   No date
Grant in free-alms, by Bertram son of William of Hetton, for the souls of himself, his father and mother and all his kin, to God, St. Mary of the new place on the Browney and the canons there, of 13 acres in the field of Esh - 5½ in demesne at Harescake and 7½ by that demesne held by William Filding, Roger son of Mildas, Payne, William brother of Gamel and Roger Piccavere, with visne.
Witnesses: Daniel of Esh, Walter of Aldin Grange, William de Boseville, William, chaplain, Ernald, chaplain;, Henry, clerk, Uthred, John, clerk, Walter brother of Bertram, Adam, Roger, Robert, Richard, Keverel, Richard Long, & multis aliis, Walter Puncherton, Ernald of Brancepeth, Ralph d'Mans, William Prentuc of Hetton.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1325, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 11-12
4.1.Finc.33*   16 May [ ]
Letter, of W[alter Skirlaw], Bishop of Durham to [the Prior of Durham], recommending the request of William Stalmyn, vicar of Giggleswick church in the presentation of the Prior, that he might resign in favour of William Stalmyn junior.
Dated: Calesius
Paper
4.1.Finc.34   No date
Grant in free-alms, by Bertram son of William of Hetton, for the souls of himself, his kin and all his friends, to God, St. Mary of Haswell and the brothers there, of all his meadow and moor towards Haswell attached to Hetton, and all his land from the Hetton-Durham road as the brow of the hill descends into the valley of Whitwelldene, with all his land in the valley by the brow.
Witnesses: Henry of le Puiset, Gilbert de la Lega, Gilbert de laval, William de Ofdene, Robert Bruntoft;, William Tusard, William of Guisborough, Adam of Bedale, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1325, by doubled strips through turn-up.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.162.
[4.1.Finc.35]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.93, as:
Copy of charter by Bertram of Hetton to Henry of Le Puiset putting his vill of Hetton in gage for 30 marks for 40 years under certain conditions.
Missing.
4.1.Finc.36   No date [before 6 xii 1196 - Burchard's death]
Confirmation, by Henry of Le Puiset, to God and the Durham monks serving B.V.M. in Finchale, of the lands he has in gage - the vill of Hetton in gage for a term from Bertram [son of William of Hetton] and the land of Esh ...
Witnesses: Burchard, archdeacon, Simon the chamberlain, [Hugh de ?] Feritate, Ralph Hareng, Richard Malebise, Richard of Everley, Picot de Percy, Adam of Newmarket, Henry his brother, & aliis multis.
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Seal: Seal: Missing.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 54
[4.1.Finc.37]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.95, as:
Copy of charter by Bertram of Hetton to the prior and monks of Finchale for his vill of Hetton with its appurtenances, and note here on the vill of Aldingrange with the service of Broom and Relley.
Missing.
4.1.Finc.38   No date
Grant in free-alms, by Alice of Hetton daughter of Richard, to God, B.V.M. St. Cuthbert and the Durham monks at Finchale, of 3 bovates in the vill of Hetton, which lie near their land of Haswell towards the south, by divisions agreed between her and the monks.
Witnesses: Reginald Ganaunt, sheriff of Durham, Jordan Escolland, William, son of Thomas, Bertram of Hetton, Geoffrey, son of Richard, Robert, son of Meldred, Roger of Kibblesworth, Roger of Eppleton, Roger Burdon, Roger of Puncherton, Ilger Burdon, Simon of Hawthorn, Peter Harpin;, & multis aliis.
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Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
4.1.Finc.39 without witnesses.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.163.
4.1.Finc.39
Copy of 4.1.Finc.38 without witnesses.
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4.1.Finc.40   No date [perhaps April 1209 x 1217, when first two witnesses were joint custodians of vacant bishopric. Rot. Litt. Pat. - Rec. Com. - p.91].
Confirmation in free-alms, by Geoffrey of Hetton, son of Bertram son of William of Hetton, for the souls of himself, his father and mother, and all his kin, to God, B.V.M. St. Cuthbert, blessed Godric and the Durham monks at Finchale, of the vill of Aldin Grange and all right his father had in it, with the service of the Browney and the Relley, and of a third of the vill of Hetton, both arable and otherwise:- 1/3 of the arable near their vill of Haswell towards the south, 1/3 of Hudisleie, 1/3 of the moor of Hillilane, 1/3 of the other moor, and 1/3 of the meadow of the vill - those parts nearest Haswell, - as his father granted to the monks; also confirming the grant of Alice daughter of Richard of Hetton to them of 3 bovates in the vill of Hetton, in free-alms.
Witnesses: Emericus, archdeacon of Durham, Philip of Oldcoates, William Briton, Roger d'Audre, Geoffrey, son of Geoffrey, Robert son of Thomas, Ralph of Eppleton, Reginald Basset, Walter Musters;, Robert Musters, Walter d'Audre, Robert Burdon, Alan of Chilton, Robert de Humez, Adam de Lumesden, John of Thorpe, Matthew of Lumley, Uthred of Woodstone, John de Peshale, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.163.
4.1.Finc.41   No date
Grant, by William of Layton, to God, blessed Godric and the Prior and monks of Finchale, of Philip, son of Osbert of Hetton and all his household.
Witnesses: Adam de Geland, Roger d'Audre, Walter Musters, Geoffrey, son of Geoffrey, Robert Musters;, Peter Harpin, Jordan Dalden, Ralph of Eppleton, Geoffrey of Hetton, William of Haswell, Walter Tusard, Simon of Wingate, John Harpin, Walter of Wingate, William his brother, Robert of Cambois, Henry clerk of Giggleswick, & multis aliis.
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Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 164
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.165.
[4.1.Finc.42]
Now 3.7.Spec.1b
4.1.Finc.43   No date
Gage, by Bertram son of William of Hetton, to God, B.V.M. of Haswell and the canons there, for 16 marks, of all his land of Aldin Grange - all right in the vill with the service of Jordan, clerk, and of all his land of Esh - half the vill with the service of Daniel son of William of Esh, redeemable 50 years from Martinmas 1192 for 30 marks.
Witnesses: Henry of le Puiset, Gilbert de la Lega, Gilbert de laval, Philip [son of Hamo], sheriff, Henry of Farlington, William, son of Ernald, Robert Bruncoste, Ralph de Luvetorp, Richard of Everly, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1325, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[4.1.Finc.44]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.1.Finc.102, as:
Charter by Bertram of Hetton to the house of Finchale for Aldingrange, a third of the vill of Hetton by specified bounds, the service of Broom and Relley, and 3 bovates with a third of the moor and pasture in Haswell.
Missing. Possibly a duplicate of 1.7.Spec.2.
[4.1.Finc.45]
Now 3.7.Spec.5*
[4.1.Finc.46]
No entry in Finchale repertory between 4.1.Finc.103 and 106; blank entry in Greenwell's catalogue for no obvious purpose.
[4.1.Finc.47]
No entry in Finchale repertory between 4.1.Finc.103 and 106; blank entry in Greenwell's catalogue for no obvious purpose.
4.1.Finc.48   No date
Grant in fee, by William son of Ernald, to Gilbert of Winlaton, his kinsman, for 1 lb. pepper per annum, of 1 bovate in Hollinside with 2 tofts and crofts held by Bernard and Peter.
Witnesses: Leo de Heriz, Jordan Escolland, Osmund son of Hamund, Gerard, reeve of Whickham, Roger of Marley, Robert of Youlton, Richard de Akesel, Hugh de Dol', Uthred of Swalwell, Springold of Whickham, & multis aliis.
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Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 151
4.1.Finc.49   No date
Grant, by Robert, son of Gilbert of Winlaton, with the consent of his lord, Richard of Hollinside, for the souls of himself, his ancestors and successors and Richard of Hollinside, and for the sustenance of poor pilgrims to God, St. Godric and the almonry of Finchale, with his body, of 1 bovate with toft and croft in Hollinside, which William son of Ernald granted in fee to Gilbert his father, handing over to the house of Finchale William's charter [4.1.Finc.48].
Witnesses: Richard of Hollinside, William of the Hill, Matthew of Lumley, John of Cocken, Alexander of Redheugh, Reginald Pinchard, William of Cocken, John, clerk, Ado of Binchester, et Mult' aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 151-2
4.1.Finc.50   No date
Confirmation in free-alms, by Richard of Hollinside, to God, St. Godric and the Prior and monks at Finchale, for 1 lb. of pepper per annum, of all the land granted to them by Robert, son of Gilbert of Winlaton, in the vill of Hollinside.
Witnesses: Simon de Chenduit, Nigel of Rounton, Reginald Abelin, Thomas de Humez, John of Woodifield;, Robert of Hambleton, Jordan of Hamsterley, Robert of Langley, Et Multis Aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1362, by doubled strip through foot.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 152-3
4.1.Finc.51   Martinmas 1312
Indentured lease, by dom Henry of Stamford, Prior of Finchale and dom John of Durham, almoner there, to Adam of Collierley, for 1 lb. pepper per annum to the lord of Hollinside and [2 pair of geese?, and 2s. per annum - according to dorse] to the almoner of Finchale, of 12 acres in Hollinside enfeoffed the almonry of Finchale in free alms, for 15 years from Martinmas [1312; Pentecost interlineated; Pentecost 1308 on dorse].
Witnesses: Thomas, lord of Hollinside, Ranulf of M[arley?], Thomas of Youlton, Hugh de Grendall', Robert del Owton, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B?, 1 missing, by doubled strips through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 153
4.1.Finc.52   No date
Grant, by Robert de Bruce, for the souls of himself, his wife, children and ancestors, to God, B.V.M. St. Godric of Finchale and the monks there, of 1 Wettha of wheat - 6 rasella by measure of the Borough of Durham to be rendered annually in the Octave of St. Andrew by the sergeant of the manor of Hart.
Witnesses: John de Brus, Roger Avenel, Richard de Bosio, Richard de Humez, Robert Musters, Elias, chaplain, John, chaplain, Thomas, clerk, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 443 with sec., by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 134
2.Finc
1.2.Finc.1   No date
Grant in free-alms, by Henry of le Puiset, for the souls of his father and mother, himself and Dionisia his wife, and all his kin, to the viris canonicis viz religiosis, of all his land of Wingate and Haswell, in which he has set them in accordance with the divine will that he should build a house in the Lord's name.
Witnesses: Bertram, Prior, Burchard, archdeacon, William, archdeacon, Simon, chamberlain, William of Howden, Philip de Coleville, Geoffrey son of Richard, Henry of Farlington, and Walter, his brother, Jordan Escolland, William, son of Thomas, William de Maniheremere, Robert de Watteville, William of Harlsey, Bertram of Hetton, & Multis aliis, Eustace de Bailliol, Gilbert de laval.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2041, on doubled strip through turn-up.
On display in the Cathedral Treasures Exhibition [from 7 February 1972] to 24 October 2011.
1.2.Finc.1A
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 5-6
1.2.Finc.1A
Copy of 1.2.Finc.1
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1.2.Finc.2   No date
Final concord, between B[ertram], Prior of Durham, Th[omas], Prior of Finchale, and their Convents and William, son of Guy of Haswell, by which William quit-claims 2 carucates in the two vills of the Haswells which he claimed in the Bishop of Durham's court, the pasture through all the moor of the Haswells if they do not sell or grant it away, and full common towards the north through the whole from the west of Great Haswell by the brook - beginning at Cat Hole and ending in Espedene - and from the east likewise towards the north through the whole from the road from Great Haswell to Fallowfield.
Witnesses: A[imeric], archdeacon, Leo de Heriz, sheriff, Robert, son of Mildred, Robert de Amundeville, Jordan Escolland, Gilbert Hansard, Robert, son of Thomas, Roger d' Audre, Geoffrey de Coyners, Walter Musters, Robert de Humez, Robert Bardon, Simon of Hawthorn, Peter Harpin, & multis aliis.
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Seal: Seal: Missing.
The document now with this reference is not that described in the Finchale Repertory, of which a copy is to be found in 1.2.Finc.54 and an inspeximus in 1.2.Finc.53.
1.2.Finc.16
1.2.Finc.53
1.2.Finc.3   [?c.1175 x October 1180]
Grant in fee, by H[ugh of le Puiset] Bishop of Durham, for one-third knight service, to Henry of Le Puiset, of Little Haswell, which Geoffrey of Haswell held and Richard son of Odo claimed, quit-claiming it after the outcome of judicial combat in the bishop's court at Durham, and which Geoffrey and Richard demised to Henry for money and service.
Witnesses: Gilbert Hansard, Roger Conyers, Geoffrey, son of Richard, Jordan Escolland, John de Amundeville, Philip, son of Hamo, Alexander de Helton, Geoffrey of Thorpe, Richard de Parco, Roger Burdon, William, son of [Reg Heff] = William of Harlsey, Gilbert of Clare, Gilbert de Laleie, Walter of Farlington', & multis aliis.
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Seal: Seal: G&B, detached, once by doubled strip through turn-up.
Printed: J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p.3; Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.80.
[1.2.Finc.4]   [1197]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Confirmation by Celestine [III] pope of the charter by Henry of Le Puiset to the prior and monks of Finchale for lands at Finchale with land in Newcastle with the vills of Wingate, two Haswells and Hetton.
Missing.
Cart.II f. 107v, Cart.III f.153.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale SS 6, p. 166, from Cart.II.
1.2.Finc.4*   No date
Grant in fee, by Robert lord of Haswell, to Henry of Kelloe son of Alexander of Kelloe, for a rose, of 4 bovates in Haswell - 2 bovates once held by Robert son of Robert son of Hernard with toft and croft, and 2 bovates once held by Philip son of Robert son of Hereward with toft and croft between that of Robert steward of Haswell and that of Robert shepherd of Haswell.
Witnesses: Dom John, son of Marmaduke, Dom William of Layton, knights, Ralph of Eppleton, Walter de Hereford, Thomas of Harle, Hugh de Ludworth, Robert of Pespool, Thomas de Bewfow, William, son of Patrick of Hawthorn, & aliis.
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Seal: Seal: Missing.
1.2.Finc.5   No date
Grant, by Henry son of Alexander of Kelloe, to Juliana daughter of Robert of Haswell, for a rose and service due to the lord of the fee and the chapel of Haswell, of 2 bovates with croft in Great Haswell, once held by Robert son of Robert son of Hereward, which Henry had of Robert, lord of Haswell.
Witnesses: Doms John, son of Marmaduke, William of Layton, knights, Ralph of Eppleton, Walter de Hereford, Thomas of Harle, Hugh of Ludworth, William, son of Patrick of Hawthorne, Hugh, clerk, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1469, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.54.
1.2.Finc.5*   No date
Grant, by Henry of Kelloe, son of Alexander of Kelloe, to Juliana, daughter of Robert of Haswell, for a rose, foreign service to the lord of the fee and sheaves to the chantry of Haswell Chapel, of 2 bovates with toft and croft in Haswell, once held by Robert, son of Robert son of Hereward, which Henry had of Robert, lord of Haswell.
Witnesses: Dom John, son of Marmaduke, Dom William of Layton, knights, Ralph of Eppleton, Walter de Hereford, Thomas of Harle, Hugh of Ludworth, Robert of Pespool, William, son of Patrick of Hawthorn, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
1.2.Finc.6   No date
Sale, by Robert son of Richard of Haswell, for a sum and 1d. per annum, to Robert of Haswell steward, of 2 acres 3½ rods in Haswell field - ½ acre at Le Lee towards the north, saving the dowry of Alice his mother, between the land of William son of Ralph and the church's land, once held by Walter son of Walter, at Laychelf and Langland 1 acre, 2/3 rod & 2/3 10 perches; at Miderig those 2 parts of his land complementing the aforesaid 2 acres and containing more than 12 perches; at Hesterhaxlawe two-thirds ½ acre; at Prudehill ½ acre towards the north between his land and that of William son of Ralph of Haswell.
Witnesses: Dom Roger of Eppleton, Robert, lord of Haswell, Hugh de Colewell, Walter of Ludworth, Thomas of Kelloe, Gilbert reeve of Durham, Peter of the Bridge of the same, Walter of Haswell, Robert clerk of Durham, Et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[1.2.Finc.6a]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Henry of Le Puiset to the prior and monks of Finchale for his vill of Wingate and the vill of Little Haswell with his land and house in Durham with all their appurtenances.
Missing.
1.2.Finc.7   No date
Grant, by Richard, son of Emma of the Hall in Lower Haswell, to Robert son of William Page of Upper Haswell, of a quarter of the land with tofts and crofts which Walter Tussard, his grandfather once held in the vills of Upper and Lower Haswell.
Witnesses: Hugh of Ludworth, John de Boys, Hugh Burdon of Upper Haswell, Robert of Pespool, Walter de Hereford, Thomas of Harle, Geoffrey Pinchard, clerk, Thomas, son of Robert Blocbard, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 110, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.8   No date
Sale, by Geoffrey son of Robert of Haswell, for a sum and ½d. per annum to William Page his brother, of 1 acre in Haswell field - 1 rod at Ressthorpwetis; 1 rod from the northern part of Likecrosse; 1 selion on le Wandedalis; 1 selion at Redor; 1 selion at Msalleb'n; should this fall short of 1 full acre, he will complete it at Miderig from his land.
Witnesses: Robert of Haswell, Walter of Ludworth, Hugh of Haswell, Thomas Burdon, Robert, son of Richard, Robert, steward, Geoffrey, son of Reginald, Et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.9   No date
Sale, by William son of Robert Spenser of Haswell living at Butsfield, for a sum and 1d. per annum, to Robert son of William Page of Haswell, of 7 acres 3 rods of arable in Upper Haswell - 1 acre in Le Lee between the land of dom William chaplain and that of William of Scotland, extending towards the south from the Haswell-Durham road to the cross above Ackeslaw; 1 acre above Flecmerlaw, extending towards the south from Ackeslaw to the streambed [?] between the land of dom William chaplain and that of William of Scotland; 2 rods above Miderig, extending towards the south from Mideriglethe to the streambed [?], between the land of dom William chaplain and that of William of Scotland; two-thirds 2 rods by Ackeslawlip, extending towards the south above Miderigleche, between the land of dom William chaplain and that of William of Scotland; 2½ rods above Fletmerlaw, which Geoffrey Dunstan once held and sold; 2 rods by Payneswel, extending towards the south from Axilopleche to the road from Easington, between the land of Hugh Burdon and that of Marjory widow, 1 acre at Lamwel extending towards the east above Lamwelleche and the west above Rucardeshop, between the land of dom William Chaplain and that of William of Scotland; 2 rods at Lamwel, once Geoffrey Dunstan's, between the land of Robert Page and that of William of Haswell carpenter; 1 acre above Prudehill, between the land of Geoffrey Colewell and that of William of Scotland; 1 acre above Fichsacres, extending towards the west above driting and towards the east above stodhard, between the land of Hugh of Burdon and that of Ralph of Greatham; and 1 rod at Smalleburn, extending towards the west above Smalleburn and the east above stodhard, between the land of dom William chaplain and that of William of Scotland.
Witnesses: Hugh of Ludworth, John of the Wood, Robert of Pespool, Walter de Hereford, Thomas of Harle, Hugh Burdon, Geoffrey Pinchard, clerk, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.10   St. Ambrose [4 April] 1323
Indentured lease for life, by Thomas of Haswell, for 1d. per annum, to Robert Page of Haswell, his brother, of all the lands and tenements in Great and Lower Haswell which he gave him, except the tenement beside that of William, chaplain in Great Haswell.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth, Thomas of the Wood, John de Meneville, John of the Wood, William Burdon, John Pomder of Haswell, Thomas Blakcherle, & aliis.
Dated: Haswell
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.10*   No date
Grant for life with reversion to himself, by Thomas son of Thomas Blakcherle of Lower Haswell, to Thomas Blakcherle his father, of the lands tenements and meadows which he gave him in Lower Haswell.
Witnesses: Thomas de Boys, Alan de Frisby, Thomas of Cornforth of Hawthorn, Adam of Edderacres, Gilbert, son of Thomas of Hulam, Gilbert, son of William of Hulam, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.11   Vigil of St. James [24 July] 1330
Grant, by Thomas Blakcherle of Lower Haswell, to Thomas his son, of all his lands, tenements and meadows in Lower Haswell.
Witnesses: Thomas de Boys, Jordan son of Ranulf of Marley, John de Boys, William Burdon of Great Haswell, John son of Ralph of Greatham, William son of Ralph of Greatham, Thomas Raven, & aliis.
Dated: Lower Haswell
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.12   Sunday after Nativity John the Baptist [27 June] 1344
Grant, by Geoffrey clerk of Great Haswell, to Thomas Blakcherle of Little Haswell and Agnes his wife, of all the lands and tenements which he gave him in Little and Great Haswell; if Agnes should be widowed, she is to distribute 1 qu. wheat annually to the poor for Thomas' soul.
Witnesses: Robert de Boys, Peter of Haswell then subcoroner, John Megsone, William, John's brother, & multis aliis.
Dated: Little Haswell
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.13   Friday after Corpus Christi [27 May] 1345
Grant, by Thomas Blakcherle of Little Haswell to Geoffrey clerk of Haswell, of all his lands and tenements in Little Haswell with 4 acres of arable in the moor of Great Haswell.
Witnesses: Robert le Boys of Great Haswell, Peter of Haswell, subcoroner, John Megsone, William, John's brother, & multis aliis.
Dated: Little Haswell
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.13*   No date
Copy of a grant, by William Gery, with the consent of his wife Alice, once daughter of John Freman, to Robert Page of Haswell, of all the land, with meadow, toft, croft and buildings, which Alice inherited from her mother, Alice, in Upper and Lower Haswell, between the land of Emma, sister of Alice his wife, and that of Richard son of Emma of the Hall; sealed by William Gery and by Alice his wife.
Witnesses: Hugh, lord of Ludworth, John of the Wood, Thomas of Harle, Robert of Pespool, Hugh Burdon of Haswell, Geoffrey Colewell, Eliot, son of Simon, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: No seal
1.2.Finc.14   No date
Indentured grant at fee farm by Hugh [of Darlington], Prior and the Convent of Durham, with the assent of the Prior and monks of Finchale, for 20 shillings per annum to the cell of Finchale, to William son of Hugh Modi of Haswell, of the 2 bovates with toft, garden and buildings in the vill of Haswell which his father Hugh held, on condition that his infringements should be made good in the court of the Prior of Finchale and that the corn from the land should be ground at Haswell mill.
Witness: the Chapter.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
[1.2.Finc.15]   1341
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Agreement between Emery [of Lumley] prior of Finchale and Richard son of Ranulf of Hawthorn for a lease for 15 years to Richard of 1 messuage and 2 bovates in Little Haswell once belonging to W[illiam] Mody at 20s. a year to the prior.
Missing.
1.2.Finc.16   No date
Quitclaim, by William son of William, to God, B.V.M. and the Priors and monks of Durham and Finchale, of all his right in lands in Haswell, common pasture through all the moor of Haswell if they do not sell or grant it away, and full common towards the north through the whole from the west of Great Haswell by the brook - beginning at Cat Hole and ending in Espedene - and from the east likewise towards the north through the whole from the road from Great Haswell to Fallowfield.
Witnesses: Aimeric, archdeacon, Philip, sheriff, Robert son of Meldred, Robert de Amundeville, Jordan Escolland, Gilbert Hansard, Robert, son of Thomas, Roger d' Audre, Geoffrey de Conyers, Walter Musters, Robert Humez, Roger Burdon, Simon of Hawthorn, Peter Harpin, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1306, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.2
1.2.Finc.53
1.2.Finc.54
1.2.Finc.17   Quasimodo [30 April] 1329
Indentured agreement, between Richard, Prior of Finchale, Thomas du Boys, Lucy of Haswell, Margaret once wife of Ralph of Greatham, John de Meneville, Lucy daughter of William of Silksworth, John of Kelloe and William Burdon, lords of the moor of Great Haswell, and Alan of Sherburn who had claimed common pasture on lands enclosed by the above on the moor, by which Alan conceded the enclosure until the grain and hay harvest, in return for 6 acres of moor and pasture of the moor - between the roads from Durham to Great Haswell and Durham to Easington, and the lands of Pittington and the enclosure of the Prior of Finchale on the moor.
Witnesses: Jordan de Dalden, William of Washington, John of Lumley, knights, Walter of Ludworth, Robert of Lambton, John Harpin, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[1.2.Finc.17b]
Described in Finchale Repertory, at the first of the two entries so numbered, as being the same as [1.2.Finc].5. Now 1.2.Finc.5*.
1.2.Finc.18   No date
Memorandum of an inquest before dom Geoffrey Russel, Steward of Durham and Lawrence of Lintz, Sheriff of Durham, resulting from a dispute between Robert, Prior of Finchale and Robert Burnigill, guardian of the heirs of Hetton, over land in the Prior's manor of Haswell called Whitwelldene, in which dom Thomas of Herrington, dom Walter of Ludworth, Robert of Haswell, Robert steward of the same, Emery of Lumley, Matthew of Lumley, John Pincher, John de Schorneton, Gilbert of Hulam senior, Gilbert of Hulam junior, Richard son of Hugh of Ludworth and Reginald son of John of the same, testify that this land was counted with the other that the Priors of Finchale had of the predecessors of the heirs of Hetton, and that the Prior has the better right, and apply their seals.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Fragmentary, on strips cut from foot - 15 surviving.
1.2.Finc.19a   19 April 1353
Language:   French
Indentured agreement between John [Fossor], Prior and the Convent of Durham and John son of Adam de Meneville, Agnes his wife, William their son and Ralph son of Thomas de Beaufowe, in the dispute over common in Grangefield, Haswell, which the Prior claims has his severality, by which John, Agnes, William and Ralph will quit-claim the right claimed in Grangefield and grant to the Prior and Convent their lands and tenements in Grangefield, except their meadow with the right to pasture the beasts carrying hay; in return for which the Prior and Convent will grant John 18 acres of arable in Great Haswell - 15 in Novell Frussur on which the Prior and tenants can common each year between harvest and Candlemas; 3 acres in Lelawe which they can common alternate years between harvest and resowing, and throughout fallow years; also confirming to John, Agnes, William and Ralph and their tenants all their previous common rights except in Grangefield and granting William the right to enclose 6 acres of the moor which were assigned to Thomas de Boys.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1748 & ???:, by 4 doubled strips through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.19b
1.2.Finc.19b
Duplicate of 1.2.Finc.19a.
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.20   Monday after Assumption [17 August] 1366
Confirmation by William de Meneville to William de Graystanes, Hugh of Chilton, John of Lytham, chaplains, Thomas of Masham and John of Stamford, of 1 messuage and 20 acres in Haswell [Little Haswell according to dorse], which he had by the grant of Robert of Rainton and Agnes his wife.
Witnesses: Robert Featherstonehaugh, Thomas de Meneville, Gilbert of Hulam, William of Houghton, Richard de Meaburn, & aliis.
Dated: Haswell
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1748, by doubled strip through turn up.
1.2.Finc.21   Vigil St. James [24 July] 1375
Quitclaim, by Robert of Rainton and Agnes his wife, to William de Graystanes, chaplain and Thomas of Masham, of 1 messuage and 20 acres in Little Haswell.
Witnesses: John of Elvet, John Catlynson, Alexander Cocken, Walter of the Moor, & aliis.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ??, by doubled strips through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.22   No date
Grant in free alms, by William son of Guy of Haswell, for the souls of himself, his ancestors and heirs, to God, B.V.M., blessed Godric and the Prior and monks of Finchale, of 3 acres of arable in his vill of Haswell - south of the chapel of Haswell and in Brunningishope - and 1 acre of meadow by the road out of the Prior's vill of Haswell.
Witnesses: Walter, dean of Pittington, Mag. Walter of Haddington, Nigel, chaplain, Ralph, chaplain of Elvet, Alan of Wilton, William Briton, Roger d' Audre, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Simon of Hawthorn, Geoffrey of Hetton, William of Lumley, Matthew of Lumley, Robert of Boldon, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.23a   Tuesday before Margaret v. [16 July] 1325
Indentured grant, by Lucy of Haswell, to Lucy daughter of William of Silksworth, of 2 bovates in Haswell which Thomas Raven of Haswell held of her, in exchange for 3 tofts and 31 acres of land in Hetton.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth, Robert of Lambton, Thomas de Boys, John de Boys, William of Pittington, & aliis.
Dated: Haswell
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Obliterated, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.23b
1.2.Finc.23b
Duplicate of 1.2.Finc.23a.
1.2.Finc.24   No date
Grant for life, by Thomas of Haswell, to Christiana de Bur' once wife of his father, with reversion to Robert Page his brother, of 6 acres of arable as dower in Great and Little Haswell - ½ acre above Wydophott between and land of Robert Page and that of Emma, Thomas' sister; ½ acre above upper unblyth between and said lands; ½ acre above lower unblyth between the said lands; 1 acre 1 rod above upper Stanylaws; 1 rod above lower Stanylaws; 1½ rods below Hosbarnsyde; ½ acre in Blakhope; 1½ rods at Nynways; 1 rod in Fallowfield between the said lands; 1 rod in Greynkroms between the said lands; 3 rods in Weyteforland; 1 rod at Krosthends of Little Haswell between the said lands extending above the high road towards Durham; 1 rod above Honyrleys; and 1 rod above Nedyrleyse between the said lands.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth, Hugh Burdon of Great Haswell, William Silksworth, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[1.2.Finc.25]
Probably now 1.2.Finc.26, sewn to 1.2.Finc.26*.
1.2.Finc.26   6 August 1349
Confirmation, by Robert of Haswell and Agnes his wife, to John [Fossor], Prior of Durham, of 40 shillings per annum rent from all their lands & tenements in Little Haswell which they hold for Agnes' life by the grant of Thomas Blakcherle junior, once her husband, with the right to distrain on the lands and tenements in case of arrears.
Dated: Haswell
Parchment: Sewn to 1.2.Finc.26*
Seal: Seal: 2 - obliterated, on strips cut from foot.
1.2.Finc.26*   10 August 1349
Confirmation, by John of Blanchland and Roger of Haxby, of the confirmation of Robert of Haswell and Agnes his wife, to John [Fossor], Prior of Durham, of 40 shillings per annum rent from all their lands and tenements in Little Haswell which they hold for Agnes' life by the grant of Thomas Blakcherle junior, once her husband, and the reversion of which belongs to John and Roger by the grant of Robert Wardeyn of Hesledon and Emma his wife and John son of Robert of Haswell, with the right to distrain on the lands and tenements in case of arrears.
Dated: Durham
Parchment: Sewn to 1.2.Finc.26
Seal: Seal: 2, on strips cut from foot.
1.2.Finc.27   6 August 1349
Confirmation, by William son of Ralph of Haswell and Sibyl his wife, to John [Fossor] Prior of Durham, of 20 shillings annual rent from all their lands and tenements in Little Haswell which they hold for Sibyl's life by the grant of Thomas Blakcherle senior, once her husband, with the right to distrain on the lands and tenements in case of arrears.
Dated: Haswell
Parchment: Sewn to 1.2.Finc.27*
Seal: Seal: Missing, 2 strips and 1 tie cut from foot.
1.2.Finc.27*   10 August 1349
Confirmation, by John of Blanchland and Roger of Haxby, of the confirmation of William son of Ralph of Haswell and Sibyl his wife, to John [Fossor] Prior of Durham of 20 shillings annual rent from all their lands and tenements in Little Haswell which they hold for Sibyl's life by the grant of Thomas Blakcherle senior, once her husband, and the reversion of which belongs to John and Roger by the grant of Robert Wardeyn of Hesledon and Emma his wife and John son of Robert of Haswell, with the right to distrain on the lands and tenements in case of arrears.
Dated: Durham
Parchment: Sewn to 1.2.Finc.27
Seal: Seal: Missing, 2 strips cut from foot.
[1.2.Finc.28]
Now 1.2.Finc.27*, sewn to 1.2.Finc.27.
[1.2.Finc.29]   1258
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Quitclaim by Robert of Haswell to the prior of Finchale of certain land in Haswell moor newly brought into cultivation by the prior, with bounds specified and conditions.
Missing.
[1.2.Finc.30]
No entry in Finchale repertory or in Greenwell's catalogue.
1.2.Finc.31   Tuesday after Circumcision 2 Edward III, 11 Beaumont [3 January 1329]
Copy of final concord, in the bishop's court at Durham before Nicholas Gategang and William of Deanham, between Roger Katerinson and Isabella his wife, complainants and William Burdon of Haswell and Ada his wife, deforciants, over 3 acres and 3 shillings rent in Great Haswell to which Roger and Isabella recognise Ada to have the right, and which William and Ada grant to Roger and Isabella, their son and heir, Nicholas, and his heirs.
Parchment
1.2.Finc.32   No date
Grant, by William Burdon of Haswell and Ada his wife, to Roger Katerinson, Isabella his wife and Nicholas their son, of 3 shillings annual rent from the lands of Robert Page of Haswell in Great Haswell, and of 3 acres of land in Great Haswell - 1½ acres at Crosleche by the land of Margaret of Greatham; ½ acre at Axlawe between the land of William of Scotland and that of Margaret of Greatham; 1 rod at Synatriesyde between the land of Margaret and that of Peter the priest's cousin; ½ acre at Le Coves between the land of Thomas de Colewell and that of William chaplain of Haswell; 1 rod at Le Wandales between the land of Thomas de Colewell and that of William of Scotland.
Witnesses: Robert of Lambton, Walter of Ludworth, Thomas de Boys, John de Boys, Stephen of Burdon, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 480 & 1 missing, by doubled strips through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.33   No date
Grant, by Thomas of Haswell and Christiana his wife, to Roger Katerinson, then to this son Stephen, failing heirs of his body to his brother John, failing him to his brother Nicholas, failing him to his brother Henry & failing him to Richard his brother, of all the lands and tenements in Great and Little Haswell which he held by grant of Robert Page his brother who holds them of him for life, and of the tenement by that of William chaplain to the west of Great Haswell.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth, Robert of Lambton, Thomas de Boys, John de Boys, William Burdon of Haswell, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by 2 doubled strips through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.34
1.2.Finc.34
Duplicate of 1.2.Finc.33.
Seal: Seal: G&B 1299 & 1 missing, by doubled strips through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.35   Monday after Luke [20 October] 1348
Indentured lease, by Stephen Catrinson, to John son of Adam de Meneville, for 4 years from Martinmas next, of all his lands in Great or Little Haswell, for 20 shillings at Pentecost next and then 60 shillings per annum with allowance for the annual rent of 20 shillings due from the tenement.
Dated: Horden
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.36   Monday after Luke [20 October] 1348
Receipt, by Stephen Catrinson, to John son of Adam de Meneville for 60 shillings, due on the lease of all his lands and tenements in Great and Little Haswell for 4 years at 60 shillings per annum.
On dorse:
Sealed in the chapel on Durham bridge before W[illiam] of Mordon, sheriff, John of Elvet his clerk, W. Egglescliffe, William Redhod, Thomas of Marley.
Dated: Horden
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, on strip cut from foot.
1.2.Finc.37   14 October 1353
Grant, by Matilda once wife of Stephen Katlynson, to John, son of Adam de Meneville, and Agnes his wife, of 1 messuage and 2 bovates in Great Haswell recovered against John Katlynson in the court of Thomas [Hatfield], Bishop of Durham, by assize of novel disseisin, and for her life only of all the lands and tenements in Little Haswell recovered against John Katlynson in that court by a writ of dower.
Witnesses: William de Meneville, dom Peter chaplain of Haswell, John son of Thomas de Bireley, Thomas de Colewell, Hugh Raven, & aliis.
Dated: Great Haswell
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Obliterated, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.38   Sunday after Bartholomew [30 August] 1360
Indentured grant, by John Catlynson, to his son John, for 6 marks per annum for his life, of all his messuages, lands, meadows and tenements in Upper and Lower Haswell; heirs of his son's body lacking the property to revert to his own heirs; arrears of over 40 days to lead to his reoccupying the property.
Witnesses: William of Hetton, Gilbert of Washington, Ralph Beanso, John of Cornforth, Gilbert of Hulam, William of Ludworth, & aliis.
Dated: Haswell
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
1.2.Finc.39a   20 September 1431
Indentured exchange, between John [Wessington] Prior, and the Chapter of Durham and Richard Catlynson of Durham, the latter taking 1 messuage on Northrawe in the vill of Little Haswell and 30 acres in Little and Great Haswell, once Thomas Blakcherle's, for 4 acres of meadow in the territory of Haswellgrange among the lands of the Prior and Chapter, with safeguards against future actions or charges.
Capitular seal - Chapter House, Durham
Richard's seal - Cathedral, Durham
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 561, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.39b
1.2.Finc.39b
Duplicate of 1.2.Finc.39a.
Seal: Seal: G&B 3427, by doubled strip through turn-up.
[1.2.Finc.40]   1431
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Acquittance by Richard Catlynson for 66s. 8d. received from the prior of Durham in full payment of 6s. 8d. rent for 4 acres of <land> pasture in Haswellgrange.
Missing.
1.2.Finc.41   1 March 1414 1 Henry V
Grant, by Richard Catlynson, to Thomas of Newton, chaplain, William Holilob, chaplain and William Madison, of all his lands, tenements, rents and services in Silksworth, Great Haswell, Little Haswell and Haswellgrangemeadow.
Witnesses: William Bowes, Robert Jackson, William Colewell, Robert of Preston, William Hunter, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by double strip through turn-up.
[1.2.Finc.42]   1461
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 100 years from 1461 by W[illiam] Catlynson son of Richard Catlynson to Richard Bell prior of <Durham> Finchale and the monks there of all his lands and tenements in Little Haswell for 40s. a year, on condition that the prior of Finchale build a hall, two barns and a dovecote there before the end of the term. Duplicates.
Missing.
[1.2.Finc.43]   [c.1480 ?]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 80 years from 1480 by Richard Catlynson son of W[illiam] Catlynson to Robert Weardale prior of Finchale and the monks there of all his land and tenements [in Little Haswell ?] for 40s. a year, on condition that 1 tenement be built containing a hall, two barns and a dovecote there. Duplicates [?].
Missing.
[1.2.Finc.43a]   1450
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 1.2.Finc.41**, as:
Charter by W[illiam] Holilob chaplain to W[illiam] Lambe chaplain and his colleagues for all lands and tenements once belonging to Richard Catlynson in Silksworth, Great and Little Haswell and Haswellgrange.
Missing.
[1.2.Finc.43b]   1450
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 1.2.Finc.41***, as:
Letter of attorney by W[illiam] Holilob chaplain to various people to receive [?] seisin of Richard Catlynson's land in Silksworth, Great and Little Haswell and Haswellgrange meadow.
Missing.
1.2.Finc.44   18 October 20 Edward IV [1480]
Grant, by Richard Catlynson alias Katrynson, to Christopher Bamford, of all his lands, tenements, rents and services in Little Haswell.
Parchment: Tied to 1.2.Finc.45 and 46a by string round seal strips.
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.45   28 May 21 Edward IV [1481]
Quitclaim, by Richard Catlynson, to Christopher Bamford, of all his lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services in Little Haswell which he inherited from his father, William Catlynson.
Dated: Little Haswell
Parchment: Tied to 1.2.Finc.44 and 46a by string round seal strips.
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.46a   supradict' [18 October 1480]
Indentured defeasance, between Christopher Bamford and Richard Catlynson, of Richard's charter [1.2.Finc.44] dated 18 October 20 Edward IV [1480] granting to Christopher all his lands, tenements, rents and services in Little Haswell, on payment to Christopher of £20 after he has enjoyed the property for as long a period after her death as Eleanor Catlynson, Richard's grandmother, lives from the date of this indenture, on condition that he does not enjoy it before her death.
On dorse:
"Extract of Court 17th January 14 Edward IV [1475] before the steward at Fishburn etc" and description of above.
Parchment: Tied to 1.2.Finc.44 and 45 by string round seal strips.
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.46b
1.2.Finc.46b
Duplicate of 1.2.Finc.46a.
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.47   21 August 21 Edward IV [1481]
Grant, by Christopher Bamford, to John Haggerston, chaplain, and Edmund Bell, clerk, of all the lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services, in Little Haswell, which he had by grant of Richard Catlynson.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
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1.2.Finc.48   21 August 21 Edward IV [1481]
Letter of attorney, of Christopher Bamford, to Roger Morland, to deliver seisin, to John Haggerston, chaplain and Edmund Bell, clerk, of all the lands, tenements, rents, reversions and srevices which he had by grant of Richard Catlynson, which he has granted to them by a charter [1.2.Finc.47] dated as below.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
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1.2.Finc.49   4 October 21 Edward IV [1481]
Quitclaim, by Christopher Bamford, to John Haggerston, chaplain and Edmund Bell, clerk, of any tithe in all the lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services in Little Haswell, which he had by grant of Richard Catlynson, & which he has granted to them.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
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1.2.Finc.50   20 October 20 Edward IV [1480]
Bond, by Richard Catlynson, to Christopher Bamford, for £40 to be paid at Christmas next.
Copy of defeasance, by Christopher Bamford, of this bond, provided that he has unhindered occupation of all the lands, tenements, rents and services, which were Richard Catlynson's in Little Haswell, according to his charter [1.2.Finc.44] and indentured defeasances [1.2.Finc.46a & b] between them, dated 18 October 20 Edward IV [1480].
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, on strip cut from foot; with tie.
1.2.Finc.51   10 March 22 Edward IV [1482]
Letter of attorney, of Christopher Bamford, to John Raket and Edmund Bell, to recover £40 from Richard Catlynson, according to his bond [1.2.Finc.50] dated 20 October 20 Edward IV [1480], and to take the necessary action in case of default.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, on strip cut from foot; with tie.
[1.2.Finc.51a]   c.1481
Described in Finchale Repertory, after 1.2.Finc.57, as:
Acquittance by Christopher Bamford to Robert Weardale prior of F[inchale] for £40 received from Thomas Haughton hostiller of Durham.
Missing.
1.2.Finc.52   22 August 21 Edward IV [1481]
Letter of attorney, of John Haggerston, chaplain and Edmund Bell, clerk to Richard Wren, to take seisin for them from Christopher Bamford, of all the lands, tenements, rents, reversions and services which he had in Little Haswell by the grant of Richard Catlynson.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
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1.2.Finc.53   20 September 1474, 14 Edward IV
Inspeximus, by Robert Claxton, knight, lord of Horden and Haswell of:
Quitclaim, of William son of Guy of Haswell, to the Priors and monks of Durham and of Finchale, of 2 carucates in the 2 vills of Haswells which he claimed in the Bishop of Durham's court, with the pasture through all the moor of the Haswells if they do not sell or grant it away, and full common towards the north through the whole from the west of Great Haswell by the brook - beginning at Cat Hole and ending in Espedene - and from the east likewise towards the north through the whole from the road from Great Haswell to Fallowfield.
Witnesses: Aimeric, archdeacon, Leo de Heriz, sheriff, Robert, son of Meldred, Robert de Amundeville, Jordan Escolland, Gilbert Hansard, Robert, son of Thomas, Roger d' Audre, Geoffrey de Coyners, Walter Musters, Robert de Humez, Roger Burdon, Simon of Hawthorn, Peter Harpin, & multis aliis.
No date
[cf. 1.2.Finc.21 & 54]
and of
1.2.Finc. 16
Dated: Pittington
Parchment
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1.2.Finc.54
Copies of:
Quitclaim of William son of Guy inspected by
1.2.Finc.53
1.2.Finc.16
1.2.Finc.5
Paper
[1.2.Finc.55]   1357
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Rental of lands and tenements of Little Haswell.
Missing.
[1.2.Finc.56]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Information on the creation of Haswellgrange and that it should have common pasture in Great Haswell moor as it had before it was a grange as a parcel of the vill of Great Haswell.
Missing.
[1.2.Finc.57]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
(Copy of) quitclaim by John son of Adam de Meneville, Agnes wife of William his son and Ralph son of Thomas de Beaufou to John [Fossor] prior of Durham for the prior and monks of Finchale of all lands and tenements in Grangefield in exchange for 18 acres in Great Haswell from the prior of D[urham] to John, with bounds and conditions.
[The preliminary agreement is 1.2.Finc.19, dated 1353.]
Missing.
1.2.Finc.58   23 July 13 Nevill [1450]
Writ replegiari facias, of Geoffrey Middleton, knight, sheriff of Durham, addressed to the coroner of Easington Ward and his sub-bailiffs, ordering the return to Thomas Brighouse and John Wright of the draught animals taken by John Lemmington of Great Haswell, who is to be pledged against his appearance before the sheriff of Durham in the county court at Durham on 27 July next to answer the plea of detinue.
Dorse:
Return of Robert Preston coroner: 23 July, 29 cows, steers and heifers valued at 100s. returned to Thomas and John, on the pledge of John Graystock and John Wright.
John Lemmington attached on the pledge of John Dawson.
Paper
Seal: Seal: Obliterated, applied to paper direct.
[1.2.Finc.59]   c.1309
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Copy of release for a sum by Amice daughter of W[illiam] to T[homas] de Blakcherle her uncle of all lands and tenements in Great Haswell.
Missing.
1.2.Finc.60   5 April Pont. 3 1348 [?added]
Writ precipe quod reddat, of Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham, addressed to the sheriff of Durham, ordering Robert of Rainton and Agnes his wife to return to Emma, once wife of John Breuster and John son of Robert of Little Haswell, 1 messuage, 21 acres of land and 1 acre of meadow in Great and Little Haswell which Alan of Healey gave to Thomas Blakcherle and Juliana his wife, of whom Emma is heir with John son of Matilda after the death of Thomas and Matilda, her brother and sister, children of Thomas and Juliana, and summoning them before Thomas of Metham, William Basset, Thomas of Seaton, Roger of Blakeston and Peter of Richmond.
On dorse:
Memorandum that T[homas] Blakcherle senior had this land by Alan Healey for himself and his first wife Juliana by whom he had Thomas, Matilda and Emma.
Dated: Durham, per manus John de Sculthorpa
Parchment
Seal: No seal.
[1.2.Finc.61]   c.1443
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Writ by Thomas <Hatfield> Langley to the sheriff of D[urham] to attach Richard Catlynson to answer in the bishop's court to John [Wessington] prior of D[urham] over injury done by him in his tenement in Little Haswell.
Missing.
[1.2.Finc.61A]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Mandate by the bishop of D[urham] to his sheriff to inquire into Richard Catlynson's right in a fourth part of the manor of Haswell.
Missing.
[1.2.Finc.62]   c.1330
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Copy of charter by Thomas son of T[homas] Blakcherle of Lower Haswell, with reversion to himself, to Thomas his father and Sibilla his wife for life of 1 messuage with 7 acres of land and meadow in Lower Haswell with 1 acre of land in the new moor of Great Haswell, with bounds given.
Cf. 1.2.Finc.10*
Missing.
[1.2.Finc.63]   [c. 1340 ?]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 15 years from 1340 by Thomas Lund prior of Finchale to Theobald of Houghton and John Bassetsof 1 waste toft and 1 bovate in Houghton for 5s. a year.
Missing.
1.2.Finc.64   No date
Grant by Ralph of Elvet, monk, rector, and the brothers of Sherburn Hospital, with the consent of N[icholas of Meaux] formerly bishop of Man [and the Isles] and supplying the place of the vicar in their church of Kelloe, to Brian son of Alan and his men of Hurworth [Bryan], for 3s. a year to Kelloe church, that celebrations might take place (cantaria) in Hurworth chapel, with them maintaining the chaplain who will be presented by Brian and his heirs to Kelloe church and swear to do it no injury.
Witnesses: W[illiam of Laneham], archdeacon of Durham, Peter, dean, Peter Harpin, William his son, Ralph of Coxhoe, Peter of Tursdale, Richard of Sherburn, Thomas, Azo and Robert, chaplains of Sherburn, Roger, clerk, Et Aliis
Dated:
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Obliterated, on strip through turn-up.
Nicholas of Meaux resigned as bishop 15 May 1224 x 24 January 1225; Martin of St Cross, who came after Ralph, was appointed master of Sherburn Hospital in 1245.
Why this document should be among the Finchale charters is not clear.
1.2.Finc.65   No date
Grant in free alms, by Alan son of William of Houghton, for the souls of himself, his father and mother, his relatives and friends, to God, B.V.M. St. Godric and Ralph, Prior and the monks of Finchale, for the building of a hospice and a chapel in honour of the B.V.M. of half his demesne in the fields of Houghton - 23½ acres 1 rod of arable - in Thinthornes; Stanilawe; Titlingwelle; Dedeside; Fulewelle; Hallingwelle; Alizkilne; at Gilberthus hirning; Grenekine; Hodic; Coddelandes up and down; Crokedlandesende; Therethornesker attenetherendes; Stokeside; Morhevid; Cuckethorn; Pitliscroft; Trebrigge west from the Lawe; the but by Suthehodic; Langerigges; by east of Ker; by the Legges; Mulefenforde; Landelandes; Suther Kattelawe; Attenhendes; up by the Strete; down to the ford; and at Herilawe - half his meadows, turbaries and moor and the toft once held by Richard son of Swain.
Witnesses: Jordan Harrun, Jordan de Dalden, Nigel of Rounton, Richard of Houghton, chaplain, Azo, chaplain of Sherburn, Thomas of Sheraton, Walter his son, Gilbert of Hulam, Thomas his son, Guy of Houghton, John of Hulam, Richard uig o of Houghton, Gilbert steward of Sherburn, Albinus Cook, Roger Hansard, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1384, by doubled strip through turn-up.
1.2.Finc.66   No date
Grant, by the rector and brothers of the house of Kepyer, to the Prior and monks of Finchale, of the land granted to them in free alms in Houghton by Guy of Houghton.
Witness: the Capitular Seal.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 101
1.2.Finc.67   No date
Quitclaim, by Geoffrey of Hetton, to the Prior and monks of Finchale, of Alan of Haswell and Robert his brother and all their household.
Witnesses: Phillip of Oldcoates, Roger d' Audre, Walter, his brother, Geoffrey, son of Geoffrey, Robert de Amundeville, Walter Musters, Robert Musters, William of Layton, Ranulf of Fishburn, Geoffrey de Parco, William of Haswell, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1324, by doubled strip through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.1   No date
Grant in free alms, by Stephen, clerk, son of Thomas de Houeton', to God, St. Godric of Finchale and the monks there, of ½ carucate in the vill of Shipton - 2 bovates held by Huckeman and 2 by Alice widow.
Witnesses: dom Henry of le Puiset, Adam of Newmarket, Henry, his brother, Benedict, chaplain, Mag. Nicholas, physician, Hugh son of Walter, Ralph de Coleville, John of Ketton, Joscelin Noel, Robert of Whitwell, Robert clerk.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 155
2.2.Finc.2   No date
Undertaking, by Stephen, clerk, son of Thomas de Houeton', to pay annually to God and St. Godric of Finchale 8s., for ½ carucate in the vill of Shipton which he gave to God and St. Godric.
Witnesses: dom Henry of le Puiset, Henry of Newmarket, Benedict, chaplain, Hugh, son of Walter, Walter, his son, Ralph de Coleville, Roger of London, Joscelin Noel, Eustace, son of Adam, Ernald Cook, Robert of Whitwell, Robert baker, Richard baker, Robert de C aua, writer of this charter.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1397, on doubled strip through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.2a   No date
Confirmation, by Henry of le Puiset, to God, St. Godric, and the Prior and monks of Finchale, of the ½ carucate in the vill of Shipton, granted to them by Stephen, son of Thomas of de Houeton.
Witnsses: Lord Prior of Durham, Adam of Newmarket, Hugh, for Henry his brother, William Percy, Robert his son, William, son of Peter, William Selnain, William Constable, William Foliot, Alexander of Santon, John de Newbanc, Richard Sene, Hugh Tatania', Walter son of Hugh, Et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, on doubled strip through turn-up.
[2.2.Finc.3]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Richard of Iveston to Ranulf for a toft and croft and lands within stated bounds in Iveston for 12s. a year.
Missing.
2.2.Finc.4   No date
Grant in free alms, by William Buche, for the souls of himself, his father and mother, and his relations, to God, St. Godric and the Prior and monks at Finchale, of all his land in the vill of Iveston, which is between the stream of Alleriberes and the stream of Crook, thence to Langley ford, as far as the head of the same field, for 24 acres, with the toft and croft in the west of the vill once William the feretrar's, rendering 22d. per annum to Richard Birun and foreign service for 1 bovate.
Witnesses: Dom J[ohn] of Romsey, steward of Lord of Durham, Jordan Harrun, Simon of Bruntoft, Nigel of Rounton, Adam of Marley, Richard of Hollinside, William of Medomsley, Adam of Bradley, Geoffrey of Northampton, Lawrence of Chester, John of Dorset, William de Bildesdale, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 154
2.2.Finc.5   No date
Grant, by Godfrey of High Bank, rector of Leconfield, for 5 marks per annum, to Robert Balliol, of all the land in the vill of Yokefleet granted him by Godfrey son of Henry of Carlton.
Witnesses: Dom Geoffrey de Neville, Dom John of High Bank, Thomas, his brother, Thomas of Metham, Geoffrey of Everley, William of Bellasize, Roger Oty of Greenoak, John, son of Alan of Yokefleet, John, son of Martin of Yokefleet, & multis aliis.
Parchment
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2.2.Finc.6   No date
Grant, by Godfrey of High Bank, rector of Leconfield, for a rose to Robert de Balliol, of all the land in the vill of Yokefleet granted him by Godfrey son of Henry of Carlton.
Witnesses: dom Geoffrey de Neville, dom Bernard de Neville, dom Walter of Ousefleet, Edmund Hencurt, William of Carthorpe, Thomas of Metham, William of Yokefleet, Eluard of Saltmarshe, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 56, by doubled red cord through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.7   No date
Confirmation, by William de Warrum, to his son Adam, of his land of Yokefleet, given to him by the bishop of Durham for his service, as he has shown Hugh [of le Puiset], Bishop of Durham, with reversion to his brother Walter if his son lacks heirs.
Witnesses: Simon Draco, Robert of Howden, Walter de Warrum, William's brother, Gilbert, priest, Ernald clerk of Thixendale, Roger, clerk, William Basset, Peter Basset, Thomas Gacelin, Robert, his son, William Gacelin, William de Warrum, and Ralph his son, Silvester, Thomas, Robert, the issuer's nephews, Thomas of Gembling, and Stephen, William de Engedic, and his sons John and Lambert, Albric, the men of Yokefleet, & aliis multis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2589, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 40-41
W. Farrer Early Yorkshire Charters Vol. II, p. 311
[2.2.Finc.8]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Adam de Warrum putting the vill of Yokefleet in gage to Henry of Le Puiset for 20 years for 100 marks, under certain conditions.
Missing.
2.2.Finc.9a   No date
Sale, by Adam de Warrum, to Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, of the vill of Yokefleet, which he mortgaged to Henry of le Puiset for 100 marks, with the marsh and waste given by the bishop to the men of Yokefleet.
Witnesses: Burchard and W[illiam], archdeacons, Simon the chamberlain, Mag. Richard of Coldingham, Mag. William of Blois, Mag. Stephen of Swayfield, William of Howden, William, son of the archbishop, Philip de Coleville, Henry of Farlington, and Walter, his brother, Philip, son of Hamo, Robert de Watteville, Ralph, son of Ralph, William de Atton', William of Harlsey, Et multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2585, by doubled strip through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.9b
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 44
2.2.Finc.9b
Duplicate of 2.2.Finc.9a.
Seal: Seal: Detached, G&B 2586, by doubled strip through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.10   [1154 x 10 September 1174]
Confirmation in fee, by Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, to Adam son of William de Warrum, for 4 marks per annum, of the vill of Yokefleet with mill and appurtenances as his father held it.
Witnesses: Burchard and John, archdeacons, Simon the chamberlain, William, son of Tostus, Gilbert Hansard, Walter of Weaverthorpe, Ralph Haget, sheriff, Jordan Harrun, Henry Papedy, Michael, son of Brian, Simon Viel, Durand, son of William, and Robert, his kinsman, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, on doubled strip, with doubled inserted tail, through turn-up.
Printed: W. Farrer Early Yorkshire Charters Vol. II, p.312; English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.136.
2.2.Finc.11a   No date
Sale, by Adam de Warrum, to Henry of le Puiset, of his vill of Yokefleet with the marsh and waste given to the men of Yokefleet by Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, rendering to the bishop of Durham 4 marks per annum.
Witnesses: Burchard and W[illiam], archdeacons, Simon the chamberlain, Mag. Richard of Coldingham, Mag. William of Blois, Mag. Stephen of Swayfield, William of Howden, William, son of the archbishop, Philip Coleville, Henry of Farlington, and Walter, his brother, Philip, son of Hamo, Robert de Watteville, Ralph, son of Ralph, William de Atton', William of Harlsey, Richard of Everley, Geoffrey of Eton, Elias clerk of Arksey, Et multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, on doubled strip through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.11b
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 41-2
2.2.Finc.11b
Duplicate of 2.2.Finc.11a.
Seal: Seal: G&B 2586, on doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 42-3
2.2.Finc.12   No date
Warranty, by Adam De Warrum, to Henry of le Puiset, of the vill of Yokefleet which he has mortgaged to Henry, against claims of his kin during his lifetime, on a sum of 60 marks within 40 days of a dereignment of it.
Witnesses: Lord Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, William, archdeacon, Simon the chamberlain, Mag. Richard of Coldingham, William, son of the archbishop, William of Howden, Mag. Walter, Ernald and Simon, chaplains of the bishop, Mag. Hamo, William the almoner, John, clerk, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 43
2.2.Finc.13
Copy of 3.1.Pont.23, without witnesses.
Paper
2.2.Finc.14   6 April 2 Richard I [1191]
Confirmation, by Richard [I], King of England, etc, to Henry of le Puiset, of the grant in fee of H[ugh of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, for 4 marks per annum, to Henry of the vill of Yokefleet, which Adam de Warrum mortgaged to Henry, and bishop Hugh bought from Adam's heirs, together with the marsh and waste given by bishop Hugh gave to the men of Yokefleet.
Witnesses: Robert de Sablell', Roger de Sace, Bertram of Verdun, Gilbert Pipart, John des Preaux, Roger des Preaux, royal steward, Reginald, son of Herbert, Warin, son of Gerald, Ralph, son of Godfrey, royal chamberlain, & pluribus aliis.
Dated: Messina, per manus Mag. Roger Malchin.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3022, on doubled tablet woven braids through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.37
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 45
2.2.Finc.15   7 September 14 John [1212]
Confirmation in free alms, by John, King of England, etc, to the Prior of Durham and the monks at Finchale, of the Priory of Finchale, the vill of Yokefleet, and 2 bovates in Deighton, granted to them by Henry of le Puiset.
Witnesses: Dom P[eter des Roches], bishop of Winchester, Earl W[illiam] Warenne, William Briwere, Warin, son of Gerald, Peter de Brus, Richard de Umfraville, Roger of Marley, Philip of Oldcoates.
Dated: Durham, per manus Richard Marsh, archdeacon of Northumberland
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3024, on doubled tablet-woven braid through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.37
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 47-8
2.2.Finc.16a   No date
Text as 2.2.Finc.16b
Witnesses: Lord Abbot of Roche, Hugh, rector of Hatfield, William Percy of Carnaby, Adam of Newmarket, Robert Percy, Henry of Newmarket, Roger of Everley, Hugh de Feritate, Ralph Hareng, Benedict, chaplain, Thomas de Boseville, Hugh the assessor, Ralph de Coleville.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2041, on doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 46
2.2.Finc.16b   No date
Grant in free alms, by Henry of le Puiset, for the safety of Henry, King of England, his ancestors and successors, and of his father, Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop and the bishops of Durham, and for the souls of himself and Dionisia his wife, to God, B.V.M. St. Cuthbert and the Prior and monks of Finchale, of his whole vill of Yokefleet, rendering 4 marks per annum to the bishop of Durham.
cf. 2.2.Finc.16a
Witnesses: Richard, abbot of Selby, Hugh, rector of Hatfield, Hugh de Feritate, Ralph Hareng, Benedict, chaplain, William Percy of Carnaby, Robert Percy, Richard Percy, Adam of Newmarket, Henry, his brother, Roger of Everley, Thomas de Boseville, Hugh the assessor, Ralph de Coleville, Roger of London.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.37
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 47
2.2.Finc.17   No date
Quitclaim, by Adam de Warrum, son of William de Warrum, to Alice Basset, his sister, of all hereditary right in the vill of Yokefleet, rendering 4 marks per annum to the bishop of Durham; Alice having been presented to H[ugh le Puiset], bishop of Durham, as his heir and having done homage in St. Peter's, York.
Witnesses: Hamo, precentor, Jeremy, archdeacon, Peter de Ros, Gerald, canon, Thomas, son of Paulinus, Reginald Arundel, Adam of Thorner, Mag. Bartholomew, then official, Mag. William Testard, William Tellemir, Robert Schir, William de Boum, Reiner, sheriff, William, son of King Stephen, William Basset, Peter Basset, Simon Basset, Roger de Bordeles, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
W. Farrer Early Yorkshire Charters Vol. II, pp. 312-3
2.2.Finc.18   No date
Indentured quitclaim in fee, by William of Grimthorpe, for 20s. per annum, to Henry of Irton, Katherine his wife and Matilda her sister, daughters of William de Warrum, of all the tenement held by Isolda Basset on the day of her death in Yokefleet.
Witnesses: Brian, son of Alan, Henry Picot, Peter de Sarpunville, Walter Percy, Walter, son of Thomas, Peter de Cahare, Roger, son of Roger, Ralph Nuvel, Robert of Bolton, Thomas de Scoteni, Richard Walays, William of Wilton, William de Meniherm, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2587, 2588 & 1 missing, on doubled strips through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.19   No date
Quitclaim, by Alice Basset in free widowhood, to Walter de le Grave, in free marriage with Isolda her daughter and heiress, of all her lands, both by inheritance and by marriage - the vill of Yokefleet and all other lands within and without the city of York - to be held as her father, William de Warrum, or her brother, Adam de Warrum, rendering 4 marks per annum to the bishop of Durham for Yokefleet, and appropriate house-gavel to the King for lands in York.
Witnesses: Robert [de Beaumont], Earl of Leicester, William del Estanc, Brice the chamberlain, G ..rard ..ochard, Mag. Rocelin, Mag. John le Megre, Warin Banaster, Elias de War..., Gilbert de Merc, Adam de la More, Stephen his brother, Robert of Anjou, ... de Groos, et pluribus aliis.
Dated: Court of King Richard, St Mary des Pries. Rouen
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 49-50
[2.2.Finc.20]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Release in the court of King Richard I by Alice Basset to Henry of Le Puiset of the vill of Yokefleet in return for 100s. of land with bounds stated.
Missing.
2.2.Finc.21   No date
Grant, by William, son of Ranulf of Yokefleet, to Robert, Prior of Finchale, of the service and homage of William son of Nicholas for the land held of him in the vill of Yokefleet.
Witnesses: Dom John of Egglescliffe, then steward of Bishop of Durham, Dom John of Cavil, knight, John of Cliffe, Humphrey of Tocketts, then bailiff of Howden, Robert of Hagthorpe, William of Burland, William of Yokefleet, Gilbert, sergeant of Howden, John Rudde, William of Egglescliffe, clerk, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2729, by doubled strip through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.22   No date
Sale, by Ralph, son of William of Grimthorpe, for £20 and the souls of himself, his predecessors and successors, to God, B.V.M., St. John Baptist, blessed Godric and R., Prior and the Convent of Finchale, of 20s. rent from land in the vill of Yokefleet held of him by Henry of Irton and Henry of Craven.
Witnesses: Simon de Chenduit, Robert de Kilningholm, Nicholas of Alne, William of Crigglestone, William of Burland, William of Linton, Jordan of Metham, Jordan of Greenoak, William of Yokefleet, Ranulf of Faxfleet, Robert of Warwicks, Martin of Yokefleet, Henry of the same, & Aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by double strip through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.23   No date
Quitclaim, by Ralph of Babthorpe, to B[ertram], Prior and the Convent of Durham, the Prior and monks of Finchale, and their church of Finchale, of the whole vill of Yokefleet.
Witnesses: Doms Robert Traynez, John of Cavil, knights, William of Burland, Robert lord of Portington, Robert of Hagthorpe, John of Cliffe, Humphrey of Tocketts, then bailiff of Howden, Thomas of Metham, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 120, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 48-9
2.2.Finc.24   No date
Indentured [copy?] of grant in fee-farm, by Ralph [Kerneth] Prior and the Convent of Durham, for 38s. 1d. per annum to the Prior and monks of Finchale, to William son of Geoffrey of Yokefleet, of the bovate held by his father in the vill of Yokefleet.
Witness: the Chapter.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: No seal or means of attachment.
2.2.Finc.24*   Prid. Id. [12] September 1231
Indentured grant, by Ralph [Kerneth], Prior and the Convent of Durham for 38s. 1d. per annum to the Prior and monks of Finchale, to William son of Geoffrey of Yokefleet, of all his father's land in the vill of Yokefleet.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, slits in turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 51
[2.2.Finc.25]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Ralph prior of Finchale to Martin son of W[illiam] for land in Yokefleet for 38s. 1d. a year.
Missing.
2.2.Finc.26   Prid. Id. [12] September 1231
Indentured grant, by Ralph [Kerneth], Prior and the Convent of Durham, for 26 marks 11s. 5 ½d. to the Prior and monks of Finchale, to the men of Yokefleet - Adam son of Robert; Ernald son of Patrick; Geoffrey son of Alexander; Clement son of Tocke; Robert son of Stainkel; William son of Ailsi; William son of Gilbert; William son of William; William son of Robert; Henry son of William, John son of Saxe; Ranulf son of Walter; Geoffrey son of William and Anne and Rose, daughters of John son of Geoffrey - of the lands held of the house of Finchale.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, 5 pairs of slits in turn-up; 1 detached.
2.2.Finc.37
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 50-1
2.2.Finc.26*   No date [earlier than 2.2.Finc.26: Gilbert son of Eskil in place of William son of Gilbert]
Double indentured (top & right) confirmation, by Ralph [Kerneth], Prior and the Convent of Durham, for 8d. per acre and 1 mark for multure per annum to the Prior and monks of Finchale, to the men of Yokefleet - Adam son of Robert; Ernald son of Patrick; Geoffrey son of Alexander; Clement son of Tocke; Robert son of Stainkel; William son of Ailsi; Gilbert son of Eskil; William son of William; William son of Robert; Henry son of William; John son of Saxe; Ranulf son of Walter; Geoffrey son of William - of the lands held in fee farm of the house of Finchale.
Witness:
the Chapter.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, slits through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.27a   No date
Indentured (copy?) of grant, by Ralph [Kerneth], Prior and the Convent of Durham, for 19s. 0½d. per annum to the Prior and monks at Finchale, to Mag. William of Harpham, of all the lands once held by Robert son of Geoffrey in the vill of Yokefleet, the 40 marks paid by William on entry to be refunded by the prior of Finchale if unable to provide warranty.
Parchment
Seal: No seal
2.2.Finc.27b   No date
Indentured (copy?) of grant, by Ralph [Kerneth], Prior and the Convent of Durham, for 19s. 0 ½d. per annum to the Prior and monks at Finchale, to Mag. William of Harpham, of all the land once held by Robert son of Geoffrey in the vill of Yokefleet.
Parchment
Seal: No seal or means of attachment.
2.2.Finc.28   No date
Roll stating the grounds for the Prior of Finchale's claim to his court with all appurtenances in the vill of Yokefleet within the lordship of Howden:
Quotation from 1.1.Reg.1 - spurious charter of William I at Westminster in the King's Council 18 William I [1084] - concerning the creation of a liberty of St. Cuthbert.
Quotation from 1.1.Reg.2b - spurious charter of William I at Westminster in the King's Council 18 William I [1084] - concerning the extension of the liberty of St. Cuthbert wherever the monks have land throughout the realm.
Quotation from 1.1.Pont.1a - spurious charter of William of St. Calais, bishop of Durham - concerning the confirmation of the royal creation of a liberty of St. Cuthbert.
Quotation from 3.1.Pont.1 - charter of Hugh of le Puiset, bishop of Durham - concerning the confirmation of the right of the monks of Durham to their own court.
Quotation from 2.2.Pont.1 - charter of Richard Marsh, bishop of Durham - concerning the confirmation of the royal creation of a liberty of St. Cuthbert.
Quotation from 2.1.Reg.1 - spurious charter of Henry I - concerning the confirmation of the liberty of St. Cuthbert.
Quotation from 2.1.Reg.4a - spurious charter of Henry I - concerning the confirmation in free alms of the lands and liberty of St. Cuthbert.
Parchment
2.2.Finc.29   17 March 14.. 23 Henry VI [1445]
Indentured lease, by Henry Feriby, Prior of Finchale, for £16 per annum to John Portington, royal justice, for 15 years from 20 March, of the vill of Yokefleet in Howdenshire, paying the bishop of Durham 53s. 4d. per annum; the Prior to re-enter after arrears in either due beyond a quarter year.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
Appears to have been used subsequently as the draft for a similar lease by T[homas] Ayre [Prior of Finchale] for £14 per annum, for 16 years.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 52
[2.2.Finc.30]   [c. 1451 ?]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 16 years from 1451 of the vill of Yokefleet for £14 a year to the prior of Finchale and 53s. 4d. to the bishop of D[urham].
Missing.
2.2.Finc.31   20 July 1485
Indentured lease, by Robert [Weardale], Prior of Finchale, for £16 13s. 8d. per annum to Robert Genetson of Blacktoft, for 9 years from Martinmas last, of the vill of Yokefleet in Howdenshire, paying the bishop of Durham 53s. 4d. per annum; the Prior to re-enter after arrears in either due beyond a quarter year.
Dated: Finchale
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
2.2.Finc.32   [20 April 1197 x 1204]
Confirmation in fee, by Philip [of Poitou], bishop of Durham, to William son of Ernald, of the grant of Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, to him, of 6 score acres of waste between Merleden' and Newhuseden', for ½ mark per annum.
Witnesses: B[ertram], Prior of Durham, Aimeric, archdeacon, Reginald Ganaunt, sheriff, Geoffrey, son of Richard, Jordan Escolland, William son of Thomas, Roger d' Audre, Roger de Conyers, Robert son of Meldred, Roger de Clibeshord', Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, William of Lumley, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3117, by doubled strip through turn-up.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.236-237.
[2.2.Finc.33]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Petition by the freeholders of Yokefleet to the prior of Finchale for partial remission of their rents this year because of excessive Ouse floods.
Missing.
[2.2.Finc.34]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Copy of three charters by Ralph prior of Durham for his men of Yokefleet.
Missing.
[2.2.Finc.35]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Letter sent for Yokefleet by [?] the prior of Finchale.
Missing.
[2.2.Finc.36]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Note of Courts once held in Yokefleet by stewards of the prior of Finchale.
Missing.
2.2.Finc.37
Copies of:
2.2.Finc.16b
2.2.Finc.14
2.2.Finc.15
Dorse
2.2.Finc.26
Parchment Roll
2.2.Finc.38   No date
Inspeximus (draft?), by R. Prior and the Convent of Durham of:
Indentured grant, by William de Thorntoft, clerk, to Rainer of Monkgate, chaplain, of 1 messuage, 40 acres of land and 10s. rent, for the maintenance of the chantry chapel of the B.V.M. of Yokefleet and of daily divine service in her honour; a replacement to be found by the chaplain if reasonably prevented and satisfaction to be given if unreasonably omitted; successors to be appointed by William and his heirs within 40 days of a vacancy, otherwise by 2 men chosen from themselves by the community of the vill of Yokefleet; sealed alternately.
Witnesses: Doms Thomas of Metham, Robert Balliol, John of Metham, Peter de Eyville, knights, John of Cavil, Thomas of Portington, William of Bellasize, John of Warwicks, Thomas Verion, & aliis.
Dated: Full Chapter at Durham
Parchment
Seal: Seal: No seal or means of attachment.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 51-2
3.2.Finc.1   No date
Grant in free alms, by Adam of Lumley and Isabella his wife, for their souls, to God, St. Godric and his house of Finchale, of ½ acre of land in the vill of Lumley.
Witnesses: Osbert of Layton, Roger of Kibblesworth, Matthew of Lumley, Gilbert of Rainton, Ralph clerk of Finchale, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
3.2.Finc.2   No date
Grant in free alms, by Alan of Lumley, cook, for his soul, to God, St. Godric and the Prior and monks in Finchale, of 32 acres in Lumley - separate pieces [mostly obscured by over-application of gall].
Witnesses: Matthew of Lumley, Em... of Lumley, Matthew, son of ..., Warin, Doorkeeper, Alexander son of Stephen of Cocken, Nicholas ... son of the same Stephen, Robert Cook, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1657, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 115
3.2.Finc.3   No date
Confirmation and grant in free alms, by Matthew of Lumley, for the souls of himself and all his kin, to God, St. Cuthbert, and St. Godric, of his father's grant of 2 acres of land in the vill of Lumley, adding himself one toft and croft of ½ acre in that vill.
Witnesses: Bertram, Prior, Waleran of Chester, Ralph, his son, Roger of Kibblesworth, Geoffrey, son of Richard, Roger of Eppleton, Osbert of Layton, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&Bm 1664, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 111
3.2.Finc.4   No date
Grant, by Agnes Prentut of Lumley, to God, St. Godric, and the Prior and monks at Finchale, of 12d. rent per annum to be paid by Iveta, daughter of Robert of Hesleden, from land held of Agnes.
Witnesses: Matthew of Lumley, Henry of the same, Gilbert steward, Alan, cook, Reginald Pinchard of Cocken, Robert, cook, Stephen son of Ralph of the same, Roger de Constanc', & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 113
3.2.Finc.5   [19 June 1259]
Confirmation, by Walter [Kirkham], bishop of Durham, to God, St. Godric and the prior and monks of Finchale, of 18 acres ½ rod arable in Lumley, granted to them by Agnes, once wife of Ralph Prentut of Lumley in free widowhood.
Dated: [North]allerton, 13 Kal. July Pont.10.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3122, on doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p.115-116; English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.76-77.
[3.2.Finc.6]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Reginald Pinchard of Cocken and Petronilla his wife for rent of 12d. from land in Cocken or Lumley or Leywood for providing lights of St Mary in Finchale.
Missing.
[3.2.Finc.7]   1336
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Quitclaim by Isabella daughter of Alan to Robert Scull of Settrington in 1 cott and lands in Lumley.
Missing.
3.2.Finc.8   Tuesday after Peter & Paul [3 July] 1358 32 Edward III
Indentured grant, by William son of Robert Ayer of Lumley, for 100s. per annum to himself and his heirs, to Isolda Ayer, his mother and her heirs, of all the lands, tenements, rents, possessions and fisheries inherited from his father in the vill of Great Lumley, right to re-entry in case of arrears.
Dated: Lumley
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ?, by doubled strip through turn-up.
3.2.Finc.9   No date
Indentured exchange, between Richard, Prior and the Convent of Finchale and Henry son of Emery of Lumley, the former granting the toft and croft in the vill of Lumley called Emeshaker, in return for Henry's grant in free alms of 8 selions in Lumley in the field called Dernefordeflatte.
Witnesses: Doms Roger of Lumley, William of Layton, John of Farnacres, knights, Matthew of Lumley, Guy of the same, Peter of the same, Thomas of Kelloe, Thomas of Newton, Richard of Finchale, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 112
[3.2.Finc.10]   1328
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 18 years by Richard prior of Finchale to W[illiam] brother of Henry of Great Lumley of 1 toft and 14 acres [in Lumley ?] for 13s. 4d. a year.
Missing.
[3.2.Finc.11]   [c. 1373]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 9 years from 1373 by Richard Birtley prior of Finchale to W[illiam] de C. and Robert Hobson of Lumley miller of the entire coal mine in 16 selions called the Monkland and in ½ acre of land on the Dedrige abutting on the highway leading to the Waynfold in Lumley for 20 loads and £12 to the prior of Finchale within 3 years, with sufficient columns to be left to support the land.
Missing.
[3.2.Finc.12]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Note of damage done to the prior of Finchale by Thomas Lumley and his tenants in Woodstone, Lumley and Cocken.
Missing.
[3.2.Finc.13]   1452
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Mandate by the sheriff of Durham to his bailiffs to bring before him W[illiam] Morehouse of Lumley for unjustly detaining draught animals of the prior of Finchale.
Missing.
3.2.Finc.14   No date
Grant in free alms, by Agnes, once wife of Ralph Prentut of Lumley in free widowhood for her soul, to God, St. Godric and the Prior and monks of Finchale, of 18 acres ½ rod of arable in Lumley - 3 rods in 2 places above Leyacres; ½ acre at Stane; ½ rod above Rig; 3 rods above Sacheswelrig; ½ rod at Nortwelweythenes; ½ rod above Northwelle; ½ acre in Ellewelsides; 1 ½ rods above Brerehylleside; ½ rod at Averacremede; 1 acre in Holmes; ½ acre at Bat; 1 ½ rods at Sone; ½ acre at Croke; 1 road at Hertford; 1½ rods at Hellehop; ½ acre at Todholes; ½ acre in Derneford; 1½ rods at Waynford; ½ rod at the head of Waynfordesflat; ½ rod at Waynfordesmedewe; 1 acre 1 rod in Waynfordesside; ½ acre in 1 place in Wodidenside and ½ acre ½ rod in another; 1 acre at Howe; 1½ rods above Howe; ½ rod at Dedrich; 1½ rods in 2 places under Lawe; 1 rod above Lawe; 1 rod at Selestokes; 3 rods in Midelscet; 3 rods in Laverddescroste; 1 rod at Colpottes; 1 rod at Bacstanespottes; 1 rod above Surlandes; 1 rod above Sunesdayistime; 3 rods in Finchalesgate; 1½ rods beside the road; 1 rod & above Toftes; 3 rods in Crofte - with her toft and croft, meadow, fishery in the Wear, wood, & part of the mill, with 14d. rent in the vill of Woodsend.
Witnesses: Matthew of Lumley, Emery son of Henry of Lumley, Matthew son of Matthew of Lumley, Warin doorkeeper, Alexander son of Stephen of Cocken, Nicholas and Alan, sons of the same Stephen, Robert Cook, Richard, steward, Gilbert Baker, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, slits in turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 113-4
[3.2.Finc.15]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Note of the bounds of the lands of the prior of Finchale in the fields of Lumley.
Missing.
[3.2.Finc.16]
No entry in Finchale repertory between 3.2.Finc.15 and 17; blank entry in Greenwell's catalogue for no obvious purpose.
[3.2.Finc.17]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Copies of 3.12.Spec.1 and 2.
Missing.
Durham Episcopal Charters 1071-1152SS 179, nos. 35a and b.
Misc. Ch. 5322
[3.2.Finc.18]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Recognizance by the vicar of [Bishop] Middleham that repair of the chancel, vestments and books and other burdens within the church of Middleham pertain to the vicar and not the rector according to the ordinance by Robert of Holy Island bishop of Durham [4.2.Pont.4].
Missing.
3.12.Spec.13, perhaps a copy of this
[3.2.Finc.18A]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Ordinance by the prior and chapter of D[urham] of Middleham vicarage.
Missing.
3.12.Spec.11, a copy of this
[3.2.Finc.19]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 15 years from 1383 by Uthred [of Boldon] prior of F[inchale] of his manor in Middleham with the corn tithes of that tenement and 3 acres belonging to the manor for 5 marks a year, with building and repairing stipulated.
Missing.
3.2.Finc.20   Saturday after St. James [28 July] 1347 Pont. 2
Record of inquest, held before Thomas of Metham, Thomas of Seaton, Roger of Blakeston and Peter of Richmond, justices of the bishop, into the claim of John [Fossor], Prior of Durham, parson of Middleham, to common for 3 horses, 10 oxen or 3 mares with their yearlings in the bishop's severalties in the vill of Middleham excepting the old park, to which Gilbert of Clifton, Roger of Hardwick, John of Woodham, John of Mainsforth, Peter d' Audre, John of Elstob senior, Robert son of Theobald, John Randolf, John of Brunigill, William of Houghton, Gilbert of Washington and Roger of Hetton swear that the Prior as parson of Middleham has right of common for 9 oxen, 3 horses or mares with unweaned foals with the bishop's animals in the severalties of the vill of Middleham excepting the parks and close of the bishop's manor, which he had enjoyed until ejected by Thomas de Tours once bailiff of the bishop of that manor.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
Seal: Seals: Missing.
[3.2.Finc.21]   1508
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Testimony by Robert Wardon of Fishburn over pasture for 9 oxen of the prior of Finchale in the oxclose of the tenants of Middleham, with payment to be made unless a part of making the ditch around that close is done.
Missing.
[3.2.Finc.22]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Noteof bounds of various lands in the territory of Middleham.
Missing.
[3.2.Finc.23]   1347
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Mandate by the bishop of D[urham]'s judges to the sheriff to bring into the bishop's court certain men for inquiry whether the prior of Finchale should have in the bishop's several pasture in Middleham 3 horses, 10 oxen or 3 draught animals (jumenta).
Missing.
[3.2.Finc.24]   1347
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
<Wr> Plaint by the prior of Durham in the said case to Th[omas] Hatfield bishop [of Durham] in the said case [!].
Missing.
[3.2.Finc.25]   1347
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Writ by Th[omas Hatfield] bishop [of Durham] sent to the sheriff in the said case.
Missing.
[3.2.Finc.26]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Note: Names of those summoned to terminate the said case.
Missing.
[3.2.Finc.27]
Now 3.12.Spec.15. The copy mentioned in the Finchale Repertory entry, at 3.2.Finc.30, is now 3.2.Finc.27A.
3.2.Finc.27A
Copy of an inspeximus by Richard [of Claxton] prior and the convent of Durham of the following grant.
Paper
Original: DCD 3.12.Spec.15.
   [5 October] 1278
Appropriation by Robert [of Holy Island] bishop of Durham, with the consent of the prior and convent of Durham, of the church of Bishop Middleham (the advowson of which belongs to the prior and convent of Durham and which is now vacant owing to the resignation of the rector, Peter de Monte Cuto) to the priory of Finchale. The purpose of the grant is to relieve the financial difficulties of the priory, and in particular to enable the number of its monks to be increased by 5 to a total of 15. Since the vicar's portion in the church of Bishop Middleham is inadequate, the vicar is to have in augmentation 5 marks from the tithes of the vill of Garmondsway, which in the past have been enjoyed by the rector of Bishop Middleham. The vicar shall be presented by the prior and convent of Durham to the bishop of Durham, and he shall pay the due pension to the sacrist of Durham.
Date: Darlington, 3 Non. October 1278, Pont.4.
Copy of the original: DCD Reg.I., f.28v-29r.
3.2.Finc.28a   1 April 1282
Appointment by notarial instrument, by Mag. Peter de Montecucho, once parson of Middleham, of Capo de Montecucho, a member of his household, as his proctor, to collect and receipt the annual pension of 45 marks from the Prior and Convent of Durham.
Witnesses: Dom James, archpriest of St. Victor de Canalibus, Bonuninnus de Foida, & Henry de Montilio, clerk.
In the presence of, and sealed by, Conrad, bishop of Asti.
Dated: Episcopal Castle, Notarial sign of Lafranchus de Flochis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ? & 1805, on doubled strips through turn-up.
3.2.Finc.28b   3 April 1285
Appointment by notarial instrument, by Mag. Peter de Montecucho, once parson of Middleham, of Capo de Montecucho, a member of his household, as his proctor, to collect and receipt the annual pension of 45 marks from the Prior and Convent of Durham.
Witnesses: Dom Bertholinus, prandus canonicus of the greater church of Turin, Dom William, Pievano of Montaldo, Maynard Pollest, notary, Perrotus Silus, citizen of Turin, & plures alii.
In the presence of, and sealed by, Geoffrey, bishop of Turin.
Notarial sign of John de Ulcio.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strips through turn-up.
3.2.Finc.29a   Friday 6 ex. Ap. [25 April] 1281
Appointment by notarial instrument, by Mag. Peter de Montecucho, once parson of Middleham, of Capo de Montecucho, as his proctor, to collect and receipt the annual pension of 45 marks from the Prior and Convent of Durham.
Witnesses: Dom Addo and Dom Granarrus de Montecucho, & Dom William, Prior of St. Salvator, diocese of Turin.
Sealed by the bishop of Asti.
Dated: Montecucho, Notarial sign of James Advocatus.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B ? & missing, by doubled strips through turn-up.
3.2.Finc.29b   19 April 1286
Appointment by notarial instrument, by Mag. Peter de Montecucho, once parson of Middleham, of Capo de Montecucho, member of his household, as his proctor, to collect and receipt the annual pension of 45 marks from the Prior and Convent of Durham.
Witnesses: dom Guigo, Prior of Sinardo, diocese of Digne, dom James de Chantaloba, Prior of Girba, diocese of Turin, Mag. Manfred of Turin, physician, & Perrotus Silus, citizen of Turin, & plures alii.
Dated: Bishop's Camera, Turin: In the presence of, and sealed by, G. bishop of Turin. Notarial sign of John de Ulcio.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: 1 missing, by doubled strips through turn-up; 1 detached.
3.2.Finc.29c   21 April 1287
Appointment by notarial instrument, by Mag Peter de Montecucho, once rector of Middleham, of James and Capo, both de Montecucho, members of his household, as his proctors, to collect and receipt the annual pension of 45 marks from the Prior and Convent of Durham.
Witnesses: dom Guigo de Chasta, Prior of Revelli, dom fr. Peter Baronis, chaplain of the bishop, & Jovenetus, member of the bishop's household.
Dated: House of St. Peter de Veraxtana: In the presence, and sealed by, Geoffrey, bishop of Turin. Notarial sign of Peronetus Baronis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strips through turn-up.
3.2.Finc.29d   18 July 1287
Appointment by notarial instrument, by Mag Peter de Montecucho, once rector of Middleham, of James and Capo, both de Montecucho, members of his household, as his proctors, to accept 170 marks from the Prior and Convent of Durham in final settlement of the annual pension, resigning further claim to it and handing over the documents relating to it.
Witnesses: Roger, fr. Oddo de Montecucho, canon and prior, fr Conradus Setenus, & fr Mutuellus, priest and canon of Augustinian house of St. Mary, Vezolni.
Sealed by the bishop of Turin.
Cloister of Augustinian house of St. Mary, Vezolni: Notarial sign of Januynus, clerk.
Seal: Seal: Missing & G&B?, by doubled strips through turn-up.
3.2.Finc.30a   9 June
Receipt, by Capo de Montecucho, proctor of Mag Peter de Montecucho once parson of Middleham, to the Prior & Convent of Durham, for 45 marks received at York from br. Adam of Cavil, monk of Durham, as the annual pension due at Pentecost 1281.
Witnesses: dom Roger de Meddeley, sacrist of Durham, Simon of Errington, Peter of Winteringham, William Russell, & multis aliis.
Dated: York
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3.2.Finc.30b   16 Kal. June [17 May] 1282
Receipt, by Capo de Montecucho, proctor of Mag Peter de Montecucho, once parson of Middleham, to the Prior and Convent of Durham, for 45 marks received at York from br. Ingram of Beverley, monk of Durham, as the annual pension due.
Sealed by Hugh Withychon of the society of Richard of Lucca, and Alexander of Allerton.
Witnesses: dom Hugh, parson of St. Peter the Less, York, John of Bellerby, Edmund of York, & aliis.
Dated: York
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3.2.Finc.30c   Thursday after [Trinity] [8 June] 1284
Receipt, by Capo, proctor of Mag Peter de Montecucho and Hugh of Lucca, merchant of the society of Lucca, for 45 marks received at York in the house of Thomas del Wyk, citizen of York, from John of Bellerby, servant of the Prior of Finchale, as the pension due from the church of Middleham.
Sealed by dom Maurice Manipson, parson of Greatham; Hugh, parson of St. Peter the Less in Jubbergate, York; and John Manipson, once mayor of York.
Dated: York
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3.2.Finc.30d   Saturday after Augustine f [?31 August] 1285
Receipt by Capo, proctor of Mag Peter de Montecucho, and Robert de Ivor, proctor of the church of Driffield, for 45 marks received at York in the house of Roger Basy, citizen of York, from John Bellerby, servant of the Prior of Finchale, as the pension due from the church of Middleham.
Sealed by Hugh, parson of St. Peter the Less in Jubbergate, York; Thomas of Donington, clerk; Peter of Eswick, staying in York; and Edmund of York, clerk.
Dated: York
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3.2.Finc.31a   14 December 1287
Agreement by notarial instrument, between Obertinus de Montecucho, proctor of Mag Peter de Montecucho once rector of Middleham:
Appointment by notarial instrument, by Mag Peter de Montecucho, once rector of Middleham, of Obertinus de Montecucho, his kinsman and member of his household, as his proctor, to receive in Paris from the Prior and Convent of Durham 170 marks in final settlement for the annual pension due, resigning further claim to it and handing over the relevant documents.
Witnesses: Hecati, Dom Otto, archdeacon of Turin, Dom Amadeus, archpriest of Turin, & Dom Guigo de Chasta, Prior of Revelli.
Dated: Episcopal Palace: 28 November 1287. In the presence of, and sealed by G. bishop of Turin.
Notary:
Peronetus Baronis
and William Travers, clerk, proctor of the Prior and Convent of Durham:
Appointment, by the Prior and Convent of Durham, of Mag Thomas of Normanton and William Travers, clerks, as their proctors, to treat with Mag Peter de Montecucho or his proctor, for the final settlement over the annual pension of £30 due from them.
Dated: Durham: 5 Id. [9] August 1287
by which, in return for 170 marks and a further 10 marks, Obertinus renounced further claim to the annual pension, handing over the relevant documents.
Witnesses: William de Insula, diocese of Durham, Robert Errington, diocese of Durham, Guerricus de Metis, Gerardus Anguisoclli, Dionisius Palisticellus of Plaisence, Colinus de Thymiciaco, & John Capo de Montecucho.
Dated: Paris: Notarial sign of Bonusamicus.
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3.2.Finc.31b   Wednesday before Thomas Ap. [17 December] 1287
Receipt, by Obertinus de Montecucho, proctor of Mag Peter de Montecucho once rector of Middleham, for 170 marks received from William Travers, clerk, proctor of the Prior and Convent of Durham, and 10 marks from Mag William de Insula, diocese of Durham, in Paris, in final settlement of the annual pension, renounced by instrument of Mag Bonusamicus, public notary.
Dated: House of Mag William de Insula by Ste-Genevieve-du-Mont, Paris
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3.2.Finc.31*   20 June 1514
Indentured lease, by William Cawthorne, Prior of Finchale, and his brother, for 18s. per annum, to George Beadnell of Newcastle-on-Tyne, merchant, for 15 years from St. James next, of half their corn tithes of Bishop Middleham.
Dated: Finchale
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[3.2.Finc.32]
Described in Finchale Repertory at 3.2.Finc.25**, a repeat entry for 4.1.Finc.52.
3.2.Finc.33   No date
Grant in free alms, by John Hansard, to God, John the Baptist, Blessed Godric, and the Prior and monks at Finchale, of [the moor] of Morton, and of a house in the Bailey, Durham.
Witnesses: ...., William of Haswell, Jordan Harrun, Jordan de Dalden, ..... School Aycliffe, William of Butterwick, Simon of the Moor, & aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 122
[3.2.Finc.34]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 3.2.Finc.27, as:
Charter by Walter of Nelson to the house of Finchale for 3s. annual rent from the vill of Nelson for lighting over the tomb of St Godric.
Missing.
3.2.Finc.35   No date
Grant in free alms, by Geoffrey, son of Nigel of Nelson, for the souls of himself and his wife, his ancestors and heirs, to God, B.V.M., blessed Godric, and the monks of Finchale, for the maintenance of lights around the body of blessed Godric, of 3s. per annum from the farm of his vill of Nelson.
Witnesses: Dom Robert de Brus, John of Boulmer, Walter Musters, Robert Musters, Ranulf of Fishburn, John of Thorpe, Peter Harpin, William of Haswell, Gilbert of Nesbit, William of Elwick, William Colt, Simon of Wingate, Walter Tusard, Ado of Binchester, Simon, his brother, Robert of Cambois, & aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 136
3.2.Finc.36   No date
Grant in free alms, by Alan of Wilton, for the souls of himself, his ancestors, heirs and successors, to God, B.V.M., blessed Godric, and the Prior and monks at Finchale, of 1 skep of wheat per annum at Owton from the reeve of the vill at Martinmas.
Witnesses: William of Tanton, Gregory Leaventhorpe, William of Tocketts, Ivo of Seaton, John of Thorpe, Walter Musters, Robert Musters, Ranulf of Fishburn, Peter Harpin, Jordan de Dalden, Ralph of Eppleton, John Harpin, Simon of Wingate, & multis aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 150
[4.2.Finc.1]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Ancient <and new> rental of rents from Yokefleet due to the prior of Finchale.
Missing.
[4.2.Finc.2]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
New rental (and accounts) of rents of the prior of Finchale in the vill of Yokefleet.
Missing.
[4.2.Finc.3]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Receipts for 53s. 4d. paid annually to the bishop [of Durham] for Yokefleet.
Missing.
[4.2.Finc.4]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Note of Courts held in Yokefleet.
Missing.
[4.2.Finc.5]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Estreats of amercements in Yokefleet.
Missing.
[4.2.Finc.6-7]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Plea in Howden for maintenance and cleaning of ditches, separators (?: severorum), bridges and weirs (gurgitum) in Howdenshire by the prior of Durham and and others on lands and beside lands.
Missing.
3.Finc
1.3.Finc.1   No date.
Grant in free alms, by H[enry II], King of England, etc, to God and the Chapel of Finchale, of 2 bovates of land of his demesne of Sadberge.
Witnesses: Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, John Cumin, Hugh Murdac, Ranulf Glanville, Michael Belet, William de Bending.
Dated: Knaresborough
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 192
1.3.Finc.2   [13 February 1261 x 4 August 1274]
Grant, by John, son of Gilbert of Sedgefield, to Thomas of Nesbit, of 20 acres of arable in Sedgefield which he had from dom Robert Stichill, once bishop of Durham, in exchange for his land of East Burdon, rendering 1d. per annum to the bishop of Durham.
Witnesses: doms Thomas of Herrington, Guichard de Chavron', William of Layton, knights, Mag Robert Avenel, dom Peter of Thoresby, Peter of Hardwick, William of Mordon, & aliis.
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1.3.Finc.3   [c.1170 x October 1180]
Grant in fee, by Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, for 1 ... per annum [1 mark probably cf. 1.3.Finc.4], to Adam [clerk] of Wolsingham, of 30 acres of land ... of William the priest and the assart of Henry Berners ... [Smal]leys [H. Conyers Surtees: The History of the Parish of Wolsingham p. 43, suggests that Smalleys is N.W. of Wolsingham, near Fawnlees Hall].
Witnesses: ..., Henry of Lincoln, William of Howden, Henry of le Puiset, Ralph Haget, sheriff, ..., ..., Ralph Callido, Robert, his son, Adam,, reeve ... ..., & M...
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Printed: J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 6-7; English Episcopal Acta 24: Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.138-139.
1.3.Finc.4   No date
Grant, by Adam clerk of Wolsingham, to God, St. Mary of Haswell, and the brothers there, of all his land of Smalleys granted to him by Hu[gh of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, rendering 1 mark per annum to the bishop of Durham.
Witnesses: Ralph Noble, Ralph, clerk, William Tusard, William of Guisborough, Adam, clerk of Bedale, Ivo of Richmondshire, & aliis multis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 7
1.3.Finc.5   No date
Grant in free alms, by Gilbert of Spain and Matilda his wife, ..., to God, B.V.M. and ... serving God and St. Godric there, of 2 acres of their land in Weardale ... 1 toft above Smalleys.
Witnesses: Jordan Escolland, Roger d' Audre, Roger of Fulthorpe, Alan... ..., Walter ..., Richard of Grindon, James of Greenwell, Alexander ..., ... .. aliis.
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1.3.Finc.6   Martinmas 1291
Indentured lease, by Thomas, son of Thomas, for a sum, to Walter of Berrington and Rose his wife, for 16 years, of half his lands with appurtenances within and without the Field of Smalleys, rendering 4s. 5d. per annum to the Durham Exchequer and 2s. 8d. to the lord prior of Finchale, with the reversion during that period of the third held by Sabina, Thomas' mother, as dower, rendering as due to the bishop of Durham and said Prior and 1 peppercorn to himself.
Witnesses: John de Bradewod, Alexander of Chatterley, William Hamund, Roger of Chatterley, Gilbert of the same, Thomas de Lascelles, William de Wodecrofte, Et aliis.
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[1.3.Finc.7]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 16r 1.3.Finc.5, as:
Charter by Thomas prior of F[inchale] to Thomas son of Robert Scot for half his land of Smalleys except 7 acres within stated bounds for 8s. 2d. a year to the prior of Finchale.
Missing.
[1.3.Finc.8]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 16v [1.3.Finc].1, as:
Charter by Philip [of Poitou] bishop [of Durham] [as confirmed in 1.3.Finc.9].
Missing.
Copies: DCL Hunter 4 p.398 and 409.
1.3.Finc.9   No date
Indentured confirmation, by the Chapter of Durham, of the grant by Ph[ilip of Poitou], bishop of Durham, to Henry Wallace, of all the land between Rutendeburnhead and Redistropher and thence towards the east to the ford of Exeltreford, thence to the standing stone of Softley, and thence towards the west by the brow of the moor to Rutendeburnhead.
Our seal.
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Counterpart: DCD Misc.Ch. 6861.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 105
Copy of the original grant: DCL Hunter 4 p.398 & 409.
1.3.Finc.10   No date
Grant in fee, by Henry Wallace, for 1 lb. cumin per annum, appropriate foreign service and multure at his mill at the twentieth measure, to Oliver son of Roland, of 10 acres of his waste of Softley - by the stream below the mill to the north - and a toft and croft in the vill of Softley.
Witnesses: Odo of Bruntoft, Mag Alexander, physician, Simon of Bruntoft, William de Redinges, Gilbert de Redinges, Luke de Rifforde, Thomas, son of Bernard, Ralph de Mailand, Utting, forester, William de Meuton, Patrick of Lutterington, Et multis aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 105-106
[1.3.Finc.11]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 16v [1.3.Finc].5, as:
Charter by Henry Wallace to Gerard [of] Coldwell for 20 acres in Softley with 1 toft and croft previously held by Adam and Meldred his brother of Teesdale with common pasture, for 10s. a year.
Missing.
[1.3.Finc.12]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 16v [1.3.Finc].4, as:
Charter by said Oliver [son of Roland: 1.3.Finc.10] to W[illiam] of Bruntoft for 2 acres in Softley from the 10 that he had from Henry Wallace for 1lb. cumin a year.
Missing.
1.3.Finc.13   26 Henry [III] 2 N[icholas Farnham] [1242]
Quitclaim, by William, son of Gerard of Coldwell, for 7s. to Ralph, Prior, and the monks at Finchale, of the vill of Softley.
Witnesses: Dom Rowald, son of Alan, Mag William of Manfield, Dom Michael of Layton, Hugh de Lamar, Gerard of Manfield, William Musters, Robert Travers.
Date: Assizes at Durham, before the bishop's justices:- Robert, son of Meldred, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Richard Duckett, John of Romsey, Walter of Merton, Geoffrey of Lewknor.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 108-109
1.3.Finc.14   No date
Grant in freealms in fee, by Henry Wallace, for the souls of his lord Philip [of Poitou], once bishop of Durham, his ancestors and successors, for foreign service for one-tenth knight, to God, blessed Cuthbert and the Prior & Convent of Durham, for the maintenance of the monks at Finchale, of his vill of Softley granted to him by Philip [of Poitou], bishop of Durham.
Witnesses: William of Widdington, then steward of the archbishop of York, J[ohn] of Romsey, then steward of the bishop of Durham, Robert, son of Meldred, John Hansard, Gilbert, his brother, Walter d' Audre, Simon of Bruntoft, Thomas de Pirhou, Richard de Yeland, Nigel of Rounton, William Buche, Luke de Risseford', & aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 107-108
1.3.Finc.15   No date
Grant in fee, by Henry Wallace, for 7s. 6d. per annum and multure at his mill of Softley at the twentieth measure, to Walter the steward, of 1 toft and croft, held of him by Robert son of Dorand, and 15 acres of land in the vill of Softley - 4 acres at Catholeake, 7 acres held by Alan le Bon, and 4 acres held by Robert Franceys.
Witnesses: br. William of Carlton, Warin de Bereford, Waldef, his son, Adam Bylet, Walter of Raby, Ralph of Mayland, Reginald of Mayland, Peter of School Aycliffe, Robert Fiske of Auckland, Ralph, clerk of Langton, & aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 106-107
[1.3.Finc.16]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 16v [1.3.Finc].7, as:
Charter by Thomas son of Walter steward of Softley to the house of Finchale for an annual rent of 6s. 8d. paid to him by the prior of Finchale in accordance with the charter by Petronilla of Cocken to <Walter> Thomas [ 3.6.Spec.21].
Missing.
[1.3.Finc.17]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 16v [1.3.Finc].9, as:
Release and quitclaim by the same Thomas to Gilbert prior and the monks of Finchale of all the marsh and all the arable land of the marsh held by him from the monks in Softley.
Missing.
[1.3.Finc.18]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 16v [1.3.Finc].8, as:
Bond by Thomas son of Walter steward of Softley to the house of Finchale for warranty of the said annual rent of 6s. 8d. Note the good form of this bond for drawing up other bonds.
Missing.
[1.3.Finc.19]   Pont. 5, i.e. [1253 or] 1254.
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 16v [1.3.Finc].11, as:
Charter by Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham to the prior and monks of Finchale for 68 acres of land beside the vill of Softley, namely on the south of the vill 7 acres between Rutendburn and Redistrother, 12 acres between Redistrother and Exeltreford towards the east and 49 acres from Exeltreford towards the east going round north and west to the stone of Softleylane, with the little wood called Redeshocher, for 30s. a year to the bishop of Durham.
Missing.
Swalwell was correct to attribute this charter to Walter Kirkham rather than Walter Skirlaw (1388-1406): the payment to the bishop is recorded before the latter's translation to Durham, see J. Raine Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society 6, 1837), pp. xcviii and cccvi.
Discussed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.77.
[1.3.Finc.20]   [5 December 1249 x 9 August 1260]
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 16v [1.3.Finc].10 [dupl.], as:
Mandate by said Walter [Kirkham] bishop [of Durham] to his steward to set right and reasonable bounds between his lands and the lands of the prior of Finchale [at Softley] by a view of worthy men.
Missing.
Discussed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.78.
1.3.Finc.21a   8 Id. [6] April 1277
Indentured inspeximus, by Richard of Claxton, Prior and the Convent of Durham, of 4.2.Pont.5.
Dated: Durham
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1.3.Finc.21b
1.3.Finc.21b
Duplicate of 1.3.Finc.21a.
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[1.3.Finc.22]   No date
Language:   French
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 17r [1.3.Finc].13, as:
Writing in French for the vill of Softley.
Missing.
[1.3.Finc.23]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 17v [1.3.Finc].14, as:
Lease for 6 years from 1336 by Thomas Lund prior of Finchale to W[illiam] son of Juliana of Softley and W[illiam] son of Ernis de Mourhill of a site for a water mill, with suit of his tenants, for 13s. 4d. a year to the prior of F[inchale].
Missing.
[1.3.Finc.24]   1336
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 17v [1.3.Finc].15, as:
Lease for 15 years by T[homas] Lund prior of F[inchale] to Theobald of Woodifield of 4 tofts, for 2s. 10d. a year, and 20 acres of land beside Softley, for 13s. 4d. a year.
Missing.
[1.3.Finc.25]   1495
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 17v [1.3.Finc].16, as:
Bond by John Sanderson of Temesburn beside Softley to T[homas] Castell prior of Durham for £20 for free access by the tenants of his manor of Softley to Copley moor through John's close called Fyndechillonynge.
Missing.
[1.3.Finc.26]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at fol. 17v [1.3.Finc].17, as:
Halmote held at Wolsingham for 1 tenement in Softley.
Missing.
1.3.Finc.27   20 August 1536
Language:   English
Indentured lease, by Hugh [Whitehead], Prior of Durham, with the consent of the Convent, for 42s. per annum to the Prior and brethren of the cell of Finchale to their sustentation of old antiquity limited, to Thomas Wright of Softley and Thomas Wright his son, for 20 years from Philip and James next, of the fermehold in Softley called Scurfield occupied by Thomas Wright; right to distrain after 6 days arrears and to re-enter after a quarter; pledges to 40s. William Duckett and Christopher Duckett of the parish of Hamsterley in Weardale.
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2.3.Finc.1   No date
Grant in fee, by Geoffrey son of Humfrey of Bishopton, for 12d. per annum and the appropriate foreign service, to William his brother, of one bovate with its toft and croft in Little Stainton.
Witnesses: Roger de Conyers, Roger, son of Robert de Conyers, Alan Bruncoste, Robert, his brother, Ilger Burdon, John de Lamare, William, his brother, John del Thorpe, Eustace of Newton, William Welefield, Geoffrey his son, Thomas of Newbiggin, John and Stephen his sons, Ralph le Franceis, Alberic of Bishopton, & multis aliis.
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2.3.Finc.2   6 Kal. Feb. St. Julian [27 January] 1227 [1228]
Grant in free alms, by Roger son of Geoffrey of Bishopton, for the souls of himself, ihs father and mother, William of Bishopton, his uncle, his kin and all the faithful to Ralph of Elvet, monk and his assigns, of 2 bovates in the vill of Stainton containing 60 acres which William of Bishopton, his uncle, once held, and before him Hugh Curelue de Caldthorp, and the capital messuage with toft and croft appurtenant to them - 12 perches wide and 20 perches long, paying the appropriate scutage - 8 carucates being that of 1 knight.
Witnesses: Simon de Chenduit, Richard de Holi, Alfred, chaplain of Stainton, Alan, chaplain of Kepyer, Geoffrey Welefed, Roger de Daivile, Stephen of Newbiggin, Roger of Stainton, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey of Bishopton, William of Butterwick, Thomas, son of Drogo of Middleham, Roger, son of William of Thrislington, & aliis.
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2.3.Finc.3   6 Kal. Aug. [27 July] 1233
Grant in free alms, by Roger of Bishopton, for the souls of himself, his father and mother, and William of Bishopton, his uncle, to God, St. Godric, and the Prior and Convent of Finchale, of 2 parts of that bovate in Little Stainton which he held in fee of Akelin towards the north with the toft and croft once held by Brun which Ralph, Prior of Finchale, had at farm from him for a term of thirty years.
Witnesses: Simon de Chenduit, Nigel of Rounton, Reginald Aublin, Geoffrey of Jarrow, Walter Surtees, Stephen of Newbiggin, Samson de Auvers, Roger of Stainton, William Welefed of Stainton, Reginald Tyrel, Stephen of Hesleden, Et multis aliis.
Dated: Bishopton
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2.3.Finc.3A   No date
Grant in fee, by Robert de Conyers, for the appropriate military service - 8 carucates being that for 1 knight - to with the consent of his father, Roger de Conyers, to Humfrey of Bishopton, of 2 bovates in Stainton which were Arkil son of Kucolm's.
Witnesses: Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, Germanus, Prior of Durham, William, archdeacon, Hugh of le Puiset, Simon the chamberlain, William of Howden, parson of Bishopton, Roger de Conyers, Ralph Haget, sheriff, Gilbert the chamberlain, and Gilbert, his son, Thomas, son of William and William, his son, John de Amundville, William Welefed, Thomas de Longavilla, Ralph de Insula, & aliis pluribus.
On dorse:
Note: "ostendatur spa'libus ? Tantum?"
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2.3.Finc.4   8 Kal. August [25 July] 1284
Quitclaim, by Reginald de Wynterse, to God, B.V.M. John the Baptist, blessed Godric, and the Prior and monks of Finchale, of 2 bovates in the vill of Little Stainton containing 60 acres with their capital messuage with toft and croft, and of 2 parts of that bovate held by Roger of Bishopton in fee of Akelin towards the north, with the toft and croft held by Brun in that vill; returning the enfeofments of his predecessors from the Prior and Chapter of Durham and the Prior and monks of Finchale.
Witnesses:
doms Guchard de Charron, Thomas of Herrington, William of Layton, knights, Richard Harpin, Thomas of Kelloe, William his son, Thomas of Fishburn, John de Insula, & aliis.
Dated: Court of Finchale
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Seal: Seal: G&B 2717, on doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, pp. 59-60
2.3.Finc.5   No date
Grant in fee, by John de Lamar, for 15d. per annum and appropriate foreign service - 8 carucates being a knight's fee, to William son of Humfrey of Bishopton, to quiet the vexatious claim made to John's land of Stainton by William and his mother, Acelina, in the court of Ph[ilip of Poitou], bishop of Durham, of one bovate in Little Stainton held by Richard de Bonavilla, with the toft and croft there nearest John's capital messuage towards the north.
Witnesses:
Leo de Heriz, sheriff of Durham, Geoffrey de Conyers, Jordan Escolland, Robert son of Meldred, Gilbert Hansard, Robert de Amundeville, Robert son of Thomas, Roger d'Audre, Walter Musters, John of Thorpe, Ilger Burdon, Roger Burdon, Peter Harpin, William of Layton, Alan of Chilton, Jordan Harrun, Geoffrey de Parco, Ralph d' Audre, William of Ketton, John of Ketton, Geoffrey Welefed, Thomas of Newbiggin, John and Stephen, his sons, Richard of Denton, Herbert de Semere, & multis aliis.
On dorse:
Note: "ostendatur spa'libus ? Tantum ? or Tenentium ?"
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1702, on doubled strip through turn-up.
2.3.Finc.6   No date
Confirmation in fee, by Geoffrey de Conyers, to William son of Humfrey of Bishopton, of 1 bovate in Little Stainton granted to him by Geoffrey his brother.
Witnesses:
Walter Musters, William, his son, John de Lamare, John, his son, Ilger Burdon, Roger of Suffolk, Roger Daneis, Thomas of Newbiggin, William, son of Herbert, Geoffrey Welefed, John of Witton, Richard of Denton, Stephen, son of Thomas, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 680, on doubled strip through turn-up.
2.3.Finc.7   No date
Confirmation in fee, by Geoffrey de Conyers, to William son of Humfrey of Bishopton, of 1 bovate in Little Stainton granted to him by John de Lamare.
Witnesses:
Walter Musters, William, his son, John de Lamare, John, his son, Ilger Burdon, Roger of Suffolk, Roger Daneis, Thomas of Newbiggin, William, son of Herbert, Geoffrey Welefed, John of Witton, Richard of Denton, Stephen son of Thomas, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 680, on doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 58
2.3.Finc.8   No date
Confirmation in fee, by Geoffrey de Conyers, to William son of Humfrey of Bishopton, of 2 bovates in Little Stainton granted to him by Humfrey his father.
Witnesses:
Walter Musters, William, his son, John de Lamare, John, his son, Ilger Burdon, Roger of Suffolk, Roger le Daneis, Thomas of Newbiggin, William, son of Herbert, Geoffrey Welefed, John of Witton, Richard of Denton, Stephen, son of Thomas, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 680, on doubled strip through turn-up.
2.3.Finc.9   Friday after Michaelmas [30 September] 1289
Quitclaim, by Walter Guer, to dom Richard of Escrick, Prior and the Convent of Finchale, of one messuage and toft in Little Stainton granted to him in fee farm by the said Prior and Convent.
Witnesses:
Mag Peter de Ceresey, Hugh de Ceresey, Robert Welefed, John, son of Roger of Little Stainton, Roger of Bishopton, Richard Kunto, & Roger Danays of the same, & aliis.
Dated: Stainton
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1143, on doubled strip through turn-up.
2.3.Finc.10   Martinmas 1298
Indentured lease, by Henry of Cranswick, for 30s. per annum, to John of Weardale of Newbiggin, for 24 [20 years in warranty clause] years, of 1 capital messuage with 2 bovates in Little Stainton, and 1 toft in the east of the vill with 2 parts of 1 bovate, which Henry has at farm from the Prior of Finchale.
Witnesses:
Robert Welefed, Richard Chonce, Robert Chonce, John, son of Roger, William, son of John of Stainton, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, slits in turn-up.
[2.3.Finc.11]   1235
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease by the master of Kepier [hospital] to Herbert of Stainton and Thomas his son of 40 acres in [Little] Stainton with bounds stated for 15s. a year.
Missing.
[2.3.Finc.12]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease for 25 years from 1297 by Henry of Teesdale prior of Finchale to Henry of Cranswick of 1 messuage and 1 toft with all his land and meadow in Little Stainton for 30s. a year.
Missing.
[2.3.Finc.13]   1413
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Plea in the court of Thomas Langley bishop of Durham between John Hemmingbrough prior of Durham against Robert Conyers of Sockburn, John Gentil, Richard Tomson of Bishopton and John Warde of Bishopton for injury to the prior in his common pasture in 100 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow and 12 acres of moor called Woogra in Little Stainton by reason of 2 messuages and 80 acres of land in Little Stainton.
Missing.
2.3.Finc.14   4 Id. [12] May 1281
Quitclaim, by Floria, daughter of William, son of Roger of Stainton, to God, B.V.M., John the Baptist, blessed Godric, and the Prior and monks of Finchale, of 2 bovates in the vill of Stainton containing 60 acres and the appurtenant capital messuage with toft and croft - 12 perches wide and 20 perches long, returning the enfeoffments of her predecessors from the Prior and Chapter of Durham, and the Prior and monks of Finchale.
Witnesses:
doms Guichard de Charron', then steward of Durham, Thomas of Herrington, William of Layton, William Harpin, knights, Thomas of Kelloe, William, his son, Thomas of Fishburn, & John de Insula, & multis aliis.
Dated: Court of Durham
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2310, on doubled strip through turn-up.
2.3.3.Finc.1   No date
Grant in free-alms, by Walter Pinchard, for the souls of himself, his predecessors and heirs, to God, Blessed Godric, the Prior and Monks at Finchale, and the Almonry there of one toft and croft in the vill of Sunderland - 40 feet wide and stretching to the Wear, beside the road coming in from the north and the bishop's field towards the east - in exchange for the land granted to them by him in the vill of Herrington.
Witnesses:
William Basset of Offerton, Marmaduke of Silksworth, Richard, son of Ralph of Herrington, William, son of William of the same, Robert, son of Robert of East Herrington, Roger, son of Hugh of Sunderland, Henry, son of the chaplain, Geoffrey of Ryhope, Elias, reeve of Wearmouth, Et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 130
2.3.3.Finc.2   No date
Grant in free alms, by Walter Pinchard of Herrington, for the souls of himself, his predecessors and heirs, to God, blessed Godric, the Prior and monks of Finchale, and the almonry there, of one toft and croft in the vill of Sunderland - 40 fee wide, in the west ..., by the bishop's field.
Witnesses:
Marmaduke, son of Geoffrey, Philip de Leia, Reginald Pinchard, Peter of Painshaw, Geoffrey of Ryhope, Elias of Wearmouth, Nicholas, deacon, William Hunting, Roger, son of Hulot, Et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, on doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 131
2.3.3.Finc.3   No date
Quitclaim, by Isolda, once wife of Gerard the sergeant, in free widowhood, to the Prior and Monks of Finchale, of one burgage in Sunderland - between the burgage of Reginald Blund and that of Matilda Colbain.
Witnesses:
Amfrid, son of John Blund of Tunstall, Walter son of Henry of Sunderland, William Laverd of the same, Alexander son of Robert de Cloucroft, Roger May, Richard, son of the chaplain, William of Warden, Payne, son of Nicholas of Sunderland, Et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, on doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 129
2.3.3.Finc.4   No date
Sale, by Peter of Newton, to Ralph, Prior and the monks of Finchale, of one burgage with croft and buildings in the vill of Sunderland, sold to him by Walter de Musewel.
Witnesses:
Geoffrey of Ryhope, Elias of Wearmouth, Henry then reeve of Sunderland, Roger, son of Hulot, William, son of Jordan, William Hunting, Bertilot, son of John, Robert Carter, Alexander, son of Elvin, Osbert, son of Jordan, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 128-129
2.3.3.Finc.5   No date
Quitclaim, by Ettok de Cloucroft, in free widowhood, to Peter of Newton, of one burgage in the vill of Sunderland, which Walter de Musewell, once her husband, sold to Peter.
Witnesses:
Geoffrey of Ryhope, Elias of Wearmouth, Henry, then reeve of Sunderland, Roger, son of Hulot, William, son of Jordan, William Hunting, Bertilot, son of John, Robert Carter, Alexander, son of Elvin, Osbert, son of Jordan, Et aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 644, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine Priory of Finchale, p. 128
2.3.3.Finc.6   [c.1121 x 1128]
Grant, by Ranulf [Flambard] bishop of Durham, to Hugh, son of Pinceon, of [Little] Smeaton, to augment his fee from which ten knights are due to the bishop.
Witnesses:
Algar and Roger, Priors, Roger Conyers, Osbert, Walter Musters, Ralph of Winchester, Osbern de Wirac', William, son of Ranulf, William the chamberlain.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3110, on strip cut from foot, with tie.
Printed: H.S. Offler ed., Durham Episcopal Charters 1071-1152, (Surtees Society 179, 1968), p.97-100.
2.3.3.Finc.7   Martinmas 1287
Indentured lease, by Richard, son of Adam of Babbington, for 23s. per annum, to Stephen de Lestyle, for 10 years, of his wife's toft and 30 acres of land and meadow in the vill of Thornton'; pledges: Gilbert, son of Stephen of Babbington, and John, son of John Cler' of Thornton.
Witnesses:
Robert Batayl, William Fossur, Thomas Facuner, Robert, son of Elias of Thornton, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by three doubled strips through turn-up.
[3.3.Finc.1]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Richard of Sandford clerk to the prior of Finchale for 1 bezant a year to be paid by the house of Finchale by way of pension for the church [Market] Weighton.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.1**]
Now 3.1.Finc.21B
[3.3.Finc.2]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by the prior <of Finchale> and convent of Durham to Baldwin of Wingate for 68 acres in Wingate with bounds clear, milling at the 15th measure and for 15s. a year.
Missing.
3.3.Finc.3   [1218 x 1234: Ralph prior]
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Ralph prior of <F> Durham to Simon son of Baldwin of Wingate for 27 acres with bounds stated in Wingate with 1 acre of meadow, 1 toft and 2 crofts with bounds stated, milling at the 15th measure, and for 20s. a year to the prior of Finchale and 2s. to Kelloe church for Wingate chapel.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.4]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Adam Bleden vicar of Kelloe with the consent of the rector and brothers of Sherburn [hospital] to the prior of Finchale and the monks of the same place for freedom to celebrate in their chapel of Wingate for 1 bezant or 2s. a year to Kelloe church.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.5]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Confirmation by the house of Sherburn of the charter [3.3.Finc.4] by Adam Bleden vicar of Kelloe to the house of Finchale for Wingate chapel for 1 bezant or 2s. a year to Kelloe church.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.6]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Elias son of W[illiam] of Wingate to Simon son of Baldwin of Wingate abjuring for 2 marks 2 bovates toft and toft [recte croft ?] in Wingate.
Missing.
3.3.Finc.7   No date
Indentured notification, by Bertram [of Middleton], Prior of Durham, of the amicable settlement of William son of Simon of Wingate's claim against Gilbert, Prior of Finchale, to common in the Prior's enclosures at Wingate to take peat in the turbary and turf on the moor and to pasture his horses in Firlanside, by which William renounced all right, which inquiry showed he only had at the will of the Prior of Finchale, in the Prior's enclosures or severalties, ordaining by counsel that he should take annually 12 carts of peat in the turbary and 10 of turf on the moor under the supervision of the custodian of the manor, and pasture 1 horse with the Prior's in Firlanside; both parties accepting a penalty of 20 marks to the fabric of the church of Durham for breach.
Witnesses:
Dmis. Marmaduke, son of Geoffrey, Philip de Leya, Thomas of Herrington, William Basset, Jordan de Dalden, Lawrence of Pontop, Richard the chancellor, John de Rounton, Henry of Lumley, Matthew of Lumley, Peter Harpin, Ralph Harpin, Walter of Ludworth, Walter Pinchard, Roger of Tudhoe, Walter of Biddick, Peter of Twisdale, & aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3431, on doubled strip through turn-up.
3.3.Finc.7*   No date
Indentured settlement, by Bertram [of Middleton] Prior of Durham, of the claim by William son of Simon of Wingate against Gilbert, Prior of Finchale, to common in the enclosures of the Prior at Wingate to take peat in the turbary, turf on the moor and to pasture his horses in Firlanside, ordering that William should take annually 12 cartloads of peat, and 10 of turf from wherever the Prior should, under the supervision, if desired, of the custodian of the manor, and should pasture 1 horse in Firlanside, saving the Prior's severalties and enclosures, and William's communal easements; 20 marks to the fabric of the church of Durham for breach.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 3427, on doubled strip through turn-up.
[3.3.Finc.8]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Assize between the prior of Durham and Iveta once wife of W[illiam] of Wingate over common pasture in the same vill, that the lord of lands can approw for himself in his common by leaving sufficient pasture for the other free tenants.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.9]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Thomas son of Nicholas of Kelloe to Henry his brother for all his land with tofts and crofts and meadows in Wingate with 10 cartloads of turf for 20s. a year to the prior of Finchale, 46s. 8d. to said Henry [recteThomas ?] and 2s. to Kelloe church for celebrations in Wingate chapel, with reversion to said <Henry> Thomas should said Henry die without heirs.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.10]   1324
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Indenture between W[illiam] son of Henry of Kelloe and Henry son of Richard of Kelloe over growths and 12 crops in wintertime and 13 crops in Lent by the said W[illiam] after 14 years.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.11]   1322
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Thomas of Kelloe to Henry of Kelloe his brother releasing 20s. rent from his land in Wingate once belonging to Thomas of Wingate.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.12]   1302
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Quitclaim by John of Kelloe to W[illiam] of Kelloe for his lands and tenements in Wingate once belonging to Henry his uncle and Thomas of Kelloe his father.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.12 [bis]]   1348
Described in Finchale Repertory, after 12 and without number, as:
Letter of attorney by John of Kelloe to W[illiam] of Kelloe to deliver seisin to Robert Dalton chaplain of his lands and tenements in Wingate.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.13]   1348
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by John of Kelloe to Robert Dalton vicar of Aycliffe for all his lands and tenements in Wingate.
Missing.
3.3.Finc.14   Peter ad vinc. [1 August] 1349
Grant, by Robert of Dalton, vicar of Aycliffe, to John [Fossor], Prior of Durham, of an annual rent of £10 from all his lands and tenements in the vill of Wingate, granted to him by John son of Henry of Kelloe, with the right to distrain for arrears.
Dorse:
Note that Robert appointed attorney[s] the day after Peter ad vinc. [2 August] 1349, in the church of Aycliffe, in the presence of dom William Forester, chaplain, John, son of Roger of Aycliffe, John, clerk of Aycliffe and many other parishoners.
Dated: Aycliffe
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, tongue and tie.
[3.3.Finc.15]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 3.3.Finc.<15>8**, as:
Bond by W[illiam] of Wingate and the prior of Finchale for 20 marks to stand by the ordinance by Bertram [of Middleton] prior of Durham in the law case between them over peat and turves in Wingate moor with pasture for horses in Firlande[side] there.
[Cf. 3.3.Finc.7.]
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.16]   1300
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 3.3.Finc.11**, as:
Release by Henry son of Nicholas of Kelloe to W[illiam] son of Henry of Kelloe of all his lands and tenements in Wingate once belonging to Thomas his brother.
Missing.
3.3.Finc.17a   No date
Quitclaim by Roger Burel, for 10 marks from the Prior of Finchale, in the court of Richard [Marsh/Poore] bishop of Durham, to the Prior and Convent of Durham and the monks in Finchale, of the vill of Wingate, which Hugh Burel, his father, granted to Henry of le Puiset in exchange for Morières and Percy-en-Auge in Normandy and which Henry granted in free alms to God, blessed Godric and the monks of Finchale.
Witnesses:
Adam de Yeland, then steward of the bishop, Robert de Yeland, his brother, Roger d' Audre, Geoffrey, son of Geoffrey, Jordan Harrun, Walter Musters, Robert Musters, William of Layton, William of Lumley, John of Thorpe, Geoffrey of Hetton, William of Haswell, Jordan of Dalden, Simon of Hawthorn, Simon of Bruntoft, Ralph of Eppleton, Peter Harpin, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 484, on doubled strip through turn-up.
3.3.Finc.17b
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 56-7
3.3.Finc.17b
Duplicate of 3.3.Finc.17a
[3.3.Finc.18]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 3.3.Finc.17, as:
Acquittance by Roger Burel to the prior of Finchale for 10 marks received for the vill of Wingate.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.19]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 3.3.Finc.16, as:
Agreement in the bishop's court between Roger Burel demandant and the prior of Finchale tenant over 3 carrucates in Wingate for payment of 10 marks to Roger by the said prior and security to the prior by Roger in the court for peacefully holding the said land.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.20]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 3.3.Finc.18, as:
Undertaking by Roger Burel to pay the prior of Finchale said 10 marks if unable to warrant the prior for Wingate.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.21]   1256
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 3.3.Finc.19, as:
Copy of quitclaim in the court of Walter Kirkham bishop of Durham by John de Bek to Bertram [of Middleton] prior of Durham of all right in the manor of Wingate, for which the prior paid John 50 marks.
Missing.
[3.3.Finc.22]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 3.3.Finc.24, as:
Charter by Adam Bartram for 1 stone of wax or 4s. a year to be given at the tomb of St Godric until a rent for that much be provided.
Missing.
3.3.Finc.23   6 Id. [8] December 1286
Mandate, by David de Graham, knight, to his bailiffs, etc, at Ovington, to implement his grant of 2½ stone wax per annum to maintain the lights of the church of Finchale from the revenue of his lands and tenements in Ovington, stating it in their accounts.
Date [added]: Scon'
Parchment: Sewn to 3.3.Finc.24
Seal: Seal: G&B 1098, on tongue.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 84-5
3.3.Finc.24   No date
Grant in free alms, by David de Graham, knight, for the souls of himself, his ancestors and heirs, to God, blessed Godric of Finchale and the sacristry there, for the maintenance of lights of the tomb of St. Godric and the church of Finchale, of 2½ stone of wax or 10s. from the lands held by Adam Balcoc, John son of Ketil and Reginald son of Petronilla in the vill of Ovington by the hand of his bailiff, etc.
Witnesses:
Dom Robert of Wycliffe, knight, Walter of Ovington, Adam Balcoc of the same, Richard, son of Walter of the same, Hugh, reeve of the same, Et aliis.
Parchment: Sewn to 3.3.Finc.23
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 83-4
[3.3.Finc.25]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 3.3.Finc.30, as:
Charter by Roger of Bishopton to W[illiam] son of Humfrey for 2 bovates in Woogra [par. Stainton].
Missing.
4.3.Finc.1   No date
Confirmation in fee, by Matthew of Lumley, for ½ mark per annum, foreign service for ¼ knight and 1 riding service between Tyne and Tees, to Uthred son of Uthred of Woodstone, of the vill of Woodstone granted to him by his father and uncle - 12 acres to assart in the west of the crofts, and beyond the wood from the old ditch to the white thorn, thence to the other thorn above Hodesleche, in the east to the highroad between Houghton and Lumley, and thence north as Hodesleche falls into Stamfordesburn - multure at the lord's mill, relief of 4s. for forfeiture; parallel dues to be paid to his uncle's heirs, except riding service shared.
Witnesses:
Peter, parson of Sedgefield, Geoffrey de Conyers, parson of Sockburn, Jordan Escolland, Thomas de Amundeville, William of Layton, Robert de Herverton, Walter Musters, William, his son, Peter Harpin, William of Hardwick, William of Butterwick, Roland Escolland, Peter of Painshaw, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 1664, on doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 76-7
Original confirmation: BL MS Harley 1985 f.92v, printed in English Episcopal Acta 24: Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.140.
4.3.Finc.2   No date
Grant in free alms, by Uthred of Woodstone, to God, Blessed Godric, and the Durham monks at Finchale, of 12 acres of land in the vill of Woodstone with toft and croft - 4 acres by the toft, 5½ acres by Redepeth, 1½ acres by Odesleche and 1 acre by the meadow and Milneflat to the south.
Witnesses:
Jordan Escolland, Robert, son of Thomas, Ralph, his brother, Walter Musters, Simon of Hawthorn, Matthew of Lumley, Reginald Basset, Peter Harpin, Richard of Sherburn, William de Herogt', William of Whitwell, Richard de Herogt', & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B 2712, on doubled strip through turn-up.
4.3.Finc.9
4.3.Finc.10
[4.3.Finc.3]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Charter by Uthred son of Uthred of Woodstone to the house of Finchale for 2 acres with toft and croft and common pasture in Woodstone.
Cf. 4.3.Finc.10
Missing.
4.3.Finc.4   No date
Grant in free alms by Henry son of Emery of Lumley, to God, B.V.M., St. Godric and the Prior and Convent of Finchale, of an annual rent of 3s. in Woodstone from the land held of him and his coparceners by Margaret, daughter of Richard the farmer of Chester.
Witnesses:
Dom Guichard de Charion, Dom Thomas of Herrington, Dom William of Layton, knights, Thomas of Kelloe, Matthew of Lumley, Et multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
4.3.Finc.10
4.3.Finc.5   No date
Confirmation, by Uthred of Woodstone, to the Prior and Convent of Finchale, of his land of Woodstone farmed by him to Fulk, clerk, for life.
Witnesses:
William, son of Thomas, Simon of Hawthorn, William de ..., Walter Musters, John of Lanton, & multis aliis.
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 77
4.3.Finc.6   Sunday after Mark [1 May] 1356
Grant, by William, son and heir of William of Kelloe, to the Priors of Durham and Finchale, in return for the confirmation by John [Fossor], Prior and the Convent of Durham of the charter of Richard, once bishop of Durham, for his holding all his tenements of Woodstone in severality, of their accustomed common in those lands as pertaining to their tenement of Lumley and Woodsend, notwithstanding that confirmation.
Dated: Durham
Parchment
Seal: Seal: G&B?, on doubled strip through turn-up.
4.3.Finc.10
[4.3.Finc.7]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory as:
Lease as in 4.3.Finc.8.
Missing.
4.3.Finc.8   10 March 1482 [1483]
Copy of indentured lease, by Robert Weardale, Prior of Finchale, with the consent of Robert [Ebchester], Prior of Durham, for 19s. per annum, to Thomas lord of Lumley, of 2 waste tofts, 2 crofts, 13 acres with common and a rent of 3s. per annum in the vill of Woodstone, and of the common pasture due with the tenement in Lumley, for 3 years from Martinmas last; 6s. 8d. to come from the waste cottage leased to Prior for 27 years in Cocken and the remainder from the bailiff of Lumley, the Prior to distrain after arrears of a half yearly term.
Paper
4.3.Finc.9   18 January 1497 [1498]
Language:   English
Indentured arbitration, by Sir Ralph Bowes and William Bulmere esq. appointed with Sir William Evers and Sir William Hylton by George Lord Lumley and Thomas [Castell] Prior of Durham, for trial of 2 tofts and crofts with 14 acres of land claimed by George Lord Lumley by an assize, against Lord Lumley - conceding on production of a sealed deed by the Prior of Finchale specifying a toft and croft with 12 acres as his, unless Lord Lumley should produce contrary evidence by the next assize.
Quotation of the first, and relevant half of 4.3.Finc.2
Parchment
Seal: Seal: Missing, by doubled strip through turn-up.
4.3.Finc.10   No date
Copies of:
4.3.Finc.2
Grant in free-alms, by Uthred, son of Uthred of Woodstone for the souls of himself and his kin, to God, B.V.M., St. Godric and the church of John the Baptist of Finchale, of 2 acres of land with toft and croft and common pasture.
Witnesses:
Matthew of Lumley, Robert of Lumley, Osbert of Layton, Roger of Eppleton, Roger of Kibblesworth, Peter, son of Ordewy, Alan, chaplain, Ralph, clerk, & multis aliis.
Marginal note: 4.3.3. [4.3.Finc.3 presumably]
4.3.Finc.4
Dorse:
4.3.Finc.6
Note of the pieces of land belonging to the house of Finchale in the territory of the vill of Woodstone.
Marginal note: 4.3.10
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[4.3.Finc.11]   No date
Described in Finchale Repertory, at 4.3.Finc.10, as:
Note of lands and bounds of lands of the prior of Finchale in Woodstone.
Missing.
4.3.Finc.12a   No date
Catalogue of injuries done to the monastery of Durham by John Lord Lumley:
3s. rent common in pasture, and 14 acres of land in Woodstone, withholding a tenement farmed for 6s. 8d. per annum in Lumley, belonging to the Feretrar; cutting down wood in Cocken; commoning in the severalities of the monastery at Ferimanside in Cocken and Brakeleys in Bradbury; 26s. 8d. rent belonging to the bursar and 12s. to the communar in Ludworth; 4s. rent in Hawthorn; and a debt of £54 8s.
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4.3.Finc.12b   No date
Language:   English
Arbitration by Roger Lumley, Richard Booth, John Bentley and Christopher Conyers, of matters at variance between Lord Lumley and the Prior of Durham:
The Prior and Convent and their tenants to have common in Woodstone and Lumley.
3s. rent, 14 acres of land, 2 tofts and 2 crofts in Woodsend shown to be the Prior of Finchale's by the indentured lease taken by Thomas Lord Lumley from Robert Weardale, Prior of Finchale, for a term of years. Sir Thomas and John Bentley to determine the matter of 1 messuage and 7 acres in Lumley lately Janet Paterson's.
The Prior's severality of Ferimanside confirmed if the quit-claim of George Lumley, knight, were sealed by him.
Lord Lumley to refute the evidence of the Prior for the rent of 26s. 8d. belonging to the bursar, and of 12s. to the communar in Ludworth, or pay.
Likewise the 4s. rent in Hawthorn.
The parties to agree themselves over the severality in Bradbury.
Likewise the debt of £61. 13s. demanded by the Prior.
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4.3.Finc.13   ... ... 2.. Henry VIII [only] [1528-1538]
Language:   English
Draft mandate, of John, Lord Lumley, to Robert Athie, and his successors as tenants of Woodstone House, to pay and take a receipt for, the annual rent of 16s. due to the Prior of Finchale from 14 acres of land in Woodsend, as shown by indentures between himself and Hugh [Whitehead], Prior of Durham.
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1.5.Finc.1   No date
Quitclaim, by Nigel of Rounton, to Robert of Misterton, clerk, of 3 bovates in the vill of Thorpe - 2 held by Gilbert of Eden at farm of John of Thorpe, 1 once held by Brunnolf, then by Robert de Bretteville.
Witnesses:
Robert de Amundeville, William of Layton, Hugh de Capella, William Briton, Roger of Fulthorpe, Adam of Lumsden, Geoffrey de Parco, Milo de Parco, Robert de Malo Lacu, William Burdon, Ralph de Rana, Aco of Thorpe, Gamel of Grindon, clerk, Robert de Bretteville, Alan Puinnant, Philip of Guilford, Adam of Preston, Robert de Aslakebi, Ricard of Cornforth, & multis aliis.
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1.5.Finc.2   No date
Grant in free alms, by Robert of Misterton, for the souls of himself and all his benefactors, to God, B.V.M., John the Baptist, Blessed Godric, and the Prior and monks at Finchale, of all his land in Thorpe: 3 bovates with tofts and crofts - 2 once held by Gilbert of Eden, 1 by Brunnolf.
Witnesses:
Adam of Lumsden, Nigel of Rounton, John, his son, Geoffrey of Thorpe, William, his brother, Gilbert of Layton, Adam, son of Roger of Thrislington, Geoffrey of Fulthorpe, Ralph, his brother, Geoffrey de Parco, Elias of Oldacres, William of Butterwick, John, son of Nicholas of Fulthorpe, Roger, clerk of Thrislington, & aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 141-2
1.5.Finc.3   No date
Confirmation in free alms by Geoffrey of Thorpe, to God, B.V.M., John the Baptist, Blessed Godric, and the Prior and monks at Finchale, of all the land granted to them by Robert of Misterton in Thorpe: 3 bovates with tofts and crofts - 2 once held by Gilbert of Eden, 1 by Brunnolf.
Witnesses:
Adam of Lumsden, Nigel of Rounton, ...., Gilbert of Layton, Adam, son of Roger of Thrislington, Geoffrey of Fulthorpe, Ralph, his brother, William, brother of Geoffrey of Thorpe, Geoffrey de Parco, Elias of Oldacres, William of Butterwick, John, son of Nicholas of Fulthorpe, Roger, clerk of Thrislington, Et aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 142
1.5.Finc.4   No date
Grant in fee, by dom John of Thorpe, for appropriate foreign service, to Robert of Misterton, of 3 bovates in his vill of Thorpe with tofts and crofts - 2 held of him by Gilbert of Eden at farm, 1 held by Brunnolfus - with fee disposal, except to a religious house.
Witnesses:
Robert de Amundeville, William of Layton, Roger of Fulthorpe, Hugh de Capella, Peter Harpin, Geoffrey de Parco, [?Milo] de Parco, William of Sadberge, Nigel of Rounton, Michael of Rounton, William Burdon, Ralph, deacon, & multis aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 141
1.5.Finc.5   No date
Grant in fee, by John of Thorpe, for appropriate foreign service - 6 carucates being ½ knight's fee, to Nigel of Rounton, of 1 bovate in his vill of Thorpe with toft and croft which Brunnolf held.
Witnesses:
Hugh de Capella, Roger of Fulthorpe, Roger, his son, Adam Lumsden, William Briton, and Godfrey, his brother, Geoffrey de Parco, Milo de Parco, Ralph, deacon, & multis aliis.
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[Hugh de Capella - 4.2.Pont. 1261 x 74; Adam of Lumsden - 2.5.Pont.2. Attestaciones Testium? Temp. Marsh 1217 x 26]
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 137-8
1.5.Finc.6   No date
Grant in free alms, by John of Ketton, with the consent of William of Ketton, his brother, to God, Blessed Godric and the monks of Finchale, of 2 bovates in the vill of Thorpe with tofts, last held by William of Hotfold, to be held of William of Ketton.
Witnesses:
A[imeric], archdeacon of Durham, Robert de Amundeville, Roger d' Audre, Walter, his brother, Walter Musters, Robert Musters, Patrick, chaplain, William of Ketton, William of Aycliffe, Richard Brun, William of Bishopton, Robert Birkenside, John of Witton, Geoffrey Welefed, Thomas Newbiggin, John, his son, Stephen, his son, Reginald son of Tirel, William, son of Herbert, Richard of Merrington, & multis aliis.
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1.5.Finc.7   No date
Confirmation in free alms, by Geoffrey son of John of Thorpe, for the souls of himself, his father and mother, and heirs, to God, B.V.M., St. Godric of Finchale and the Prior and monks there, of all land held by them in the vill of Thorpe granted by John his father and John of Ketton.
Witnesses:
Walter Musters, William of Layton, Ranulf of Fishburn, Jordan de Dalden, Ralph of Eppleton, William of Haswell, Peter Harpin, John, his brother, Walter Tusard, Simon, son of Baldwin, Walter of Wingate, William, his brother, Robert de Kambirs, & multis aliis.
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1.5.Finc.8   No date
Confirmation, by Geoffrey son of John of Thorpe, for the souls of himself, his father and mother, and all his kin, to God, B.V.M., John the Baptist, St. Godric and Ralph, Prior and the monks of Finchale, of all their land in the vill of Thorpe - 3 bovates in gift from John of Thorpe, his father and 7 bovates in fee of John of Ketton.
Witnesses:
Hugh de Capella, Nigel of Rounton, Adam of Lumsden, Reginald Abelin, Geoffrey of Fulthorpe, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey de Parco, Geoffrey of Jarrow, Walter of Biddick, Ralph deacon of Thorpe, Robert of Misterton, & aliis multis.
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1.5.Finc.9   No date
Confirmation, by John of Ketton, for appropriate foreign service, to God, B.V.M., John the Baptist, blessed Godric, and Ralph, Prior and the monks at Finchale, of 3 bovates granted to them in the vill of Thorpe by Stephen of Elwick.
Witnesses:
Domis William of Haswell, Richard, vicar of Aycliffe, Bertram of Heworth, John of Brafferton, Robert of Nunwick, Robert of Ripon, Walter Musters, Gilbert of Ferryhill, Lawrence of Ketton, Lawrence of Brafferton, Robert, sergeant of Ketton, Et aliis.
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1.5.Finc.10   No date
Grant in free alms, by Stephen, rector of Elwick, for the souls of himself, his father and mother, and all his kin and the faithful departed, to God, B.V.M., John the Baptist, St. Godric and Ralph, Prior and the monks at Finchale, for the maintenance of hospitality and of 3 poor a day, of all his land [3 bovates according to endorsement and cf. 1.5.Finc.9] in the vill of Thorpe, rendering to John of Ketton 1 lb. cumin per annum and appropriate foreign service.
Witnesses:
Hugh de Capella, Jordan de Dalden, Nigel of Rounton, Simon de Chenduit, Adam of Lumsden, Ralph de Amundeville, Geoffrey of Thorpe, Geoffrey of Fulthorpe, Reginald Abelin, William of Butterwick, Elias of Oldacres, Et aliis.
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1.5.Finc.11   No date
Confirmation in free alms in fee, by William of Ketton, for the souls of himself, his father and mother, and all his kin, to God, St. Godric and the monks of Finchale, of 2 bovates in the vill of Thorpe with tofts, last held by William of Stotfold, as witnessed by the charter of John of Ketton, his brother.
Witnesses:
Aimeric, archdeacon of Durham, Robert de Amundeville, Roger d' Audre, Walter, his brother, Walter Musters, Robert Musters, William of Layton, Walter of Ferryhill, Roger of Ferryhill, William of Fulwell, Alan of Pittington, William of Aycliffe, Richard Brun, William of Bishopton, William, son of Herbert, Robert of Birkenside, & multis aliis.
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1.5.Finc.12   No date
Quitclaim, by Sibyl of Thorpe, to God, Blessed Godric and M. Prior and the monks of Finchale, of 3 bovates with toft and croft in the vill of Thorpe, once held by her of the Prior and monks of Finchale for 3s. and 1 lb. cumin per annum, as contained in the charter of Stephen of Elwick held by the Prior and monks; sealed by Mag William of Elwick.
Witnesses:
Gilbert of Layton, knight, Mag William of Elwick, Dom Richard, vicar of Billingham, Dom Geoffrey of Thorpe, William of Thorpe, his brother, William of Elvet, clerk, Robert Miller of Thorpe, John Calvus of Thorpe, Geoffrey, son of Richard of Thorpe, John of Redmarshall, and Walter of Sadberge, Et multis aliis.
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1.5.Finc.13   No date
Grant in fee, by John of Thorpe, for appropriate foreign service, to Robert de Bretteville of 1 bovate in Thorpe, held by Brunnolf.
Witnesses:
Jordan Escolland, Roger d' Audre, William of Layton, Geoffrey de Conyers, Roger of Fulthorpe, Hugh de Capella, Walter Musters, Peter Harpin, Adam of Lumsden, Simon of Hawthorn, William of Lumley, & multis aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 137
1.5.Finc.14   No date
Quitclaim, by William, lord of Thorpe, for 5 marks, to God, blessed Godric, and R. Prior and the monks of Finchale, of 6s. annual rent from 8 acres in Thorpe once belonging to Alan of Sherburn, chaplain; contravention to incur the return of the 5 marks and a penalty of 100s. to the sheriff of Durham who is empowered to distrain for these sums.
Witnesses:
dom T[homas] of Herrington, dom Walter of Ludworth, knights, Robert of Thorpe, clerk, Robert, son of Gamel, & aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 145-6
1.5.Finc.15   No date
Quitclaim, by William, lord of Thorpe, for a sum, to God, blessed Godric, and R. Prior and the monks of Finchale, of 6s. annual rent from 8 acres in Thorpe once belonging to Alan of Sherburn, chaplain.
Witnesses:
dom T[homas] of Herrington, dom Walter of Ladworth, knights, Robert of Thorpe, clerk, Robert, son of Gamel of the same, & aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 144-5
1.5.Finc.16   Mary Magdalene [22 July] 1265
Grant in free alms, by John of Egglescliffe, called Gylet, to God, blessed Godric and Geoffrey, Prior and the monks of Finchale, of the land with toft and croft in Thorpe Thewles held, and quitclaimed to him, by Alan once clerk of Sherburn, rendering to the lord of the fee ½ lb. pepper per annum and foreign service appropriate to 2 bovates.
Witnesses:
Doms Marmaduke, son of Geoffrey, Thomas of Herrington, Roger of Eppleton, knights, Geoffrey of Egglescliffe, Walter of Ludworth, Robert of Haswell, Thomas of Kelloe, William of Thorpe, Robert of Thorpe, clerk, & aliis.
Dated: Durham
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1.5.Finc.17   No date
Quitclaim, by Cecilia, daughter and heir of Walter of Shotton, in free widowhood, to God, B.V.M., John the Baptist, blessed Godric, and the Prior and monks of Finchale, of 1 toft and croft, 2 bovates of arable and 3 rods of meadow in Thorpe Thewles, held by feoffment of John Gylet.
Witnesses:
doms Guichard de Charron, steward of Durham, Thomas of Herrington, William of Layton, John Musters, knights, John of Malton, sheriff of Durham, Thomas of Kelloe, William, his son, Robert of Thorpe, clerk, Roger of Fulthorpe, Richard de Parco, John of Marchingley, clerk, & aliis.
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1.5.Finc.18   No date
Confirmation in free alms, by Robert, son of William, Lord of Thorpe Thewles, to God, blessed Godric, and Richard, Prior and the monks of Finchale of the land with toft and croft granted by John of Egglescliffe called Gylet, of the half messuage with toft and croft, 2 bovates of arable and 1 acre 1 rod meadow in Thorpe Thewles granted to Prior Richard and the monks by Cecilia, once wife of Elias Franceys, and of the 6s. annual rent from 8 acres in the vill of Thorpe Thewles once belonging to Alan clerk of Sherburn and quit claimed to Prior Richard and the monks by William, his father.
Witnesses:
doms William of Layton, William of Kilkenny, William Harpin, knights, Richard de Parco, Roger of Fulthorpe, Robert of Thorpe Thewles, clerk, Thomas of Kelloe, William of Middleham, clerk, & multis aliis.
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1.5.Finc.19   Mary Magdalene [22 July] 1265
Grant, by Alan, once clerk of Sherburn, to God, blessed Godric, and Geoffrey, Prior and the monks of Finchale, of 8 acres of arable in Thorpe Thewles, once held by John of Fulthorpe and granted to Alan by William Lord of Thorpe by cirograph which he hands over, rendering to William 6s. per annum.
Witnesses:
Doms Marmaduke, son of Geoffrey, Thomas of Herrington, Roger of Eppleton, knights, Geoffrey of Egglescliffe, Walter of Ludworth, Robert of Haswell, Thomas of Kelloe, William of Thorpe, Robert of Thorpe, clerk, & aliis.
Dated: Durham
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 143-4
1.5.Finc.20   Tuesday after Annunciation [28 March] 1312
Quitclaim, by John Warde of Thorpe Thewles for the souls of himself and his ancestors, to God, blessed Godric, and the Prior and Convent of Finchale, of the service of 12d. and ½ lb. pepper per annum, owed to him for 2 tofts and 4 bovates in the vill of Thorpe Thewles.
Witnesses:
Roger of Fulthorpe, Alan of Langton, Richard de Parco, John of Thorpe, William del hall.
Dated: Finchale
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1.5.Finc.21   No date
Indentured lease, by Henry of Stamford, Prior and the Convent of Finchale, for 11s. per annum, to John called Bover of Thorpe Thewles, for life, of 1 toft with 3 acres of land in the vill of Thorpe - 1 acre in the Eastfield at Standanstane, 1 in Middlefield under Beulandes, and 1 in the Westfield ½ by Horselawe and ½ at Blaykhop, doing appropriate foreign service and suit of court.
Witnesses:
John Warde of Thorpe Thewles, John, son of Robert of the same, Robert Byset, Thomas Warde, & multis aliis.
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1.5.Finc.22   Martinmas 1326
Indentured lease, by dom Richard de Aslacby, Prior and the Convent of Finchale, for 7s. (2d. inserted) per annum, to William of Weardale, for 15 years, of 1 toft with adjacent toft and 2 acres of land in the vill of Thorpe Thewles.
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1.5.Finc.23   Martinmas 1330
Indentured lease, by Richard, Prior and the Convent of the cell of Finchale, for 5s. per annum, to Robert de Welber, for 15 years, of one tenement once held by John of Wynyard and 2 acres 2 rods of land in Thorpe Thewles - 3 rods in the Crofts, 2 rods by Thorpedene, 1 rod by Layzolfe, 1 rod at Eastkyrkgate, 2 rods in Blayksop and 1 rod above the Cronkes.
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1.5.Finc.24a   Martinmas 1341
Indentured lease, by d. Emery of Lumley, Prior and his brothers of Finchale, for 5s. per annum with 2 chickens at Christmas, to Peter del Perowey of Thorpe Thewles, for 15 years, of one messuage and 1½ acres arable in Thorpe Thewles.
Witnesses:
Robert Liccelscer of Thorpe Thewles, Robert of Weardale, John Miller, Alan of Swinburn, William of Weardale, & aliis multis.
Dated: Finchale
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1.5.Finc.24b
1.5.Finc.24b
Cancelled duplicate of 1.5.Finc.24a.
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1.5.Finc.25   No date
Grant in free alms, by John of Thorpe, for the souls of himself, his predecessors and heirs, for appropriate foreign service, to God, B.V.M., St. Godric, and the monks of Finchale, for lights around the body of St. Godric in the church of Finchale, of 1 bovate with toft and croft in his vill of Thorpe, held by Gilbert of Eden.
Witnesses:
Roger d' Audre, Walter, his brother, Walter Musters, Robert Musters, Richard of Sherburn, Guy of Houghton, Walter of Houghton, & Gilbert of Hulam, William of Whitwell, John of Lambton, Matthew of Lumley, & MULTIS ALIIS.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 139-140
1.5.Finc.26   No date
Grant in free alms, by John of Thorpe, with the consent of his children, for the souls of himself, his ancestors and heirs, to God, blessed Godric and the monks in Finchale, for the maintenance of lights around the tomb of blessed Godric, of 3 acres of his demesne in Thorpe - 1 acre at Hestbrokes towards the west, 1 acre at Fullbeurig towards the east, and 1 acre at Blaykeshope towards the east.
Witnesses:
William of Layton, Roger, his brother, Geoffrey de Parco, Richard, his son, Hugh de Capella, Robert, his son, Et multis aliis.
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J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, pp. 138-9
1.5.Finc.27a   No date
Indentured grant in fee, by William son of John of Thorpe, for 6s. per annum and 30s. gersuma, to Alan of Thorpe, clerk of 8 acres of land in Thorpe, once held by John of Fullthorpe.
Witnesses:
Hugh of Capella, Adam of Fulthorpe, Geoffrey de Parco, knights, Elias of Oldacres, Nigel of Thorpe, Robert of the same, clerk, Ralph, son of Hulin, Gilbert Franceys, John Belle, Hugh of Cleadon, Robert, son of Adam of Witton, & aliis.
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1.5.Finc.27b
J. Raine: Priory of Finchale, p. 143
1.5.Finc.27b
Counterpart of 1.5.Finc.27a.
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1.5.Finc.28   Purification 1318 [1319]
Cancelled indentured lease, by Dom Henry of Newcastle, Prior and the Convent of Finchale, for 4s. 6d. per annum (and suit of court [interlineated]), to John, son of John Miller of Thorpe, for 17 years from Pentecost, of 3½ acres of arable in Thorpe Thewles - 1½ acres at Brokes, 1 acre in Croftois, and 1 acre above Padocqwol.
Witnesses:
John S... of Thorpe, Robert Bisset, John Bover, Ralph del Priours, & aliis ( Simon of Esh and William of the Priory [interlineated]).
Dated at head:
Also dated at foot: Finchale .... Paul ap. 1319
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