Durham Cathedral Archive: Specialia
Introduction
Arrangement
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD-Spec
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: Specialia
Dates of creation: -
Extent: 19 original boxes
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: documents concerning particular properties, etc., in Northumberland and Durham, topographically arranged, that formed part of the main monastic estate, the estates of the feretrar, the hostiller and the infirmarer, and the estates of the cells at Farne, Holy Island, Jarrow, Wearmouth and (together with Finc.) Finchale; some now missing.
Language: Latin

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 1.2.Spec.5 is the fifth document in the first compartment of the second box). The numbers were assigned in the Repertorium Magnum.

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)

Catalogue

1.Spec.
1.1.Spec.1
Missing.
Cartulary copy in DCD Cart. II, f.1r.
1.1.Spec.2   [c.1230 x 1253]
Confirmation by William of Vesci (1200x1216-1253), son and heir of Eustace of Vesci, for the souls of himself, his parents and ancestors, to God and St Mary and St Cuthbert and the brothers of the cell of Farne Island, of the gift made by his father Eustace of Vesci of seven seams (summis) of wheat in the form of five quarters of wheat annually in perpetuity in free alms from Tughall at the feast of St Martin in Winter.
Witnesses: Doms William of Vesci senior, Hugh of Bolebech, William of Percy, Robert of Stuteville, Remero the Teuton, Nicholas Turbert, knights; Hugh the chaplain, Ralph of Musgrave, Nicholas of Percy, Oliver the clerk.
Endorsed (contemporary) with a description and Tughall.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 175mm
Seal: G&B No.2540, on a parchment double tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Formerly numbered: B1 and Q.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.122-123; E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland Vol. I, (Newcastle 1893), p.348n.
1.1.Spec.3   [c.1230 x 1253]
Gift by William of Vesci (1200x1216-1253), to God and St Mary and St Cuthbert and the brothers serving them on Farne Island, of five seams of wheat from Sumehoy each year in perpetual alms for the souls of himself, his father and mother and all his parents and ancestors, ad mensuram of his house at Alnwick.
Witnesses: Philip of Valoniis, Richard of Merleio, Herveius Brcco, Lady Helewise wife of Robert of Stuteville and Osmund her son, Bernard Bertram, Roland of Steinegirna, Gilbert Buelot, Ranulph the clerk.
Date: Chatton.
Endorsed (contemporary) with a description and Tughall.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 45 x 135mm
Seal: Parchment double [sealing] tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Formerly numbered: C1.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.122.
1.1.Spec.4   [1244 x 1253]
Confirmation by John of Vesci (1244-1288/9), son and heir of William of Vesci, for the soul of himself, his father and mother, and his antecedents and successors, to the brothers of the house of Farne Island, of the gift of his father William of Vesci, that is seven seams of wheat, to be given to the house of Farne each year in perpetuity after the demise of his right of four quarters of wheat from his manor of Tughall, annually at the east of St Martin in Winter. Sealed.
Witnesses: Doms William of Vesci, Robert of Hilton, Ralph de Gangy, Ralph son of Roger, Francis the Teuton, knights; John of Middleton, Philip de Broxfeld, William of Newton.
Endorsed (contemporary) with a description and Tughall.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 170mm
Seal: Parchment double [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Formerly numbered: D1.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.123.
1.1.Spec.5   [?1253 x 1290]
Grant by Lady Agnes of Vesci (d1290), since her lord Dom William of Vesci was held by his charter to pay annually to the monks of Farne Island five quarters of wheat, of 20s annually to the same monks for the same five quarters to be paid in Tughall church, 10s at Pentecost and 10s at St Martin in Winter, and to ensure this payment she has made these letters patent to her servants, stewards or other lesser bailiffs.
Witnesses: Dom Richard Daniel then steward, Dom William de Turberville, Richard of Scales, Dom chaplain of Tughall.
Endorsed (contemporary) with a description and Tughall.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 45 x 135mm
Seal: G&B No.2537 on a parchment double tag, through a slit in a turnup
Formerly numbered E1.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.123; E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland Vol. I, (Newcastle 1893), p.349n.
1.1.Spec.6   [6 May 1281]
Inquisition held before Robert of Clitheroe escheator beyond the Trent, by John of Rodham, John son of William of Alnmouth, Peter Herring, Robert of Docesphet (?Dogsfoot), Alexander of Preston, William of Bedenale, John Bell, William Smith of Preston, Thomas del Clay, William Fayrpage, Adam Goodman and William Russell who say that the prior and convent [of Durham] and the brothers of Farne were seised of five quarters of wheat from the manor of Tughall and Swinhoe until the death of Henry Percy, which they took from the tithes of Eustace of Vesci, John and William, customarily taking them at Tughall and Swinhoe by the hand of the reeve at St Martin in Winter; they also say that Dom John of Felton, constable of Alnwick Castle, occupies the said vills and does not permit the escheator to exercise his office there. Sealed.
Date: Alnwick, Thursday the feast of St John before the Latin gate, 9 Edward [I].
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 260mm
1.1.Spec.7a   [27 February 1363]
Language:   French
Warrant of Henry Percy the son to the auditors of his accounts in Northumberland, as his father and his ancestors before had granted to the monks on Farne Island five quarters of wheat to take annually from his manor of Tughall at St Martin in Winter, so they are to allow Henry of Stokesley, his serjeant at Tughall, each year, the said five quarters of wheat on his account.
Date: Alnwick, 3 Kal. March 37 Edward III.
Endorsed (contemporary) as a warrant of the earl of Northumberland for giving five quarters ...
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.1962 on a tongue, with the stub [of a wrapping tie above]
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.123.
1.1.Spec.7b   [27 February 1363]
Language:   French
Copy of DCD 1.1.Spec.7a.
With a memorandum that Robert Embleton received the original of this warrant from John Fishburn 28 May [14]12.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 240mm
1.1.Spec.8   18 February [1316]
Copy writ of Edward II to Robert of Clitheroe, escheator beyond the Trent, to hold an inquisition on the claim of the prior and convent of Durham that, through the charters of Eustace of Vesci and William his son, the monks of Farne had 5 quarters of wheat from Swinhoe (Swynhou) and Tughall (Toughale), which vills are now in the king's hands on the death of Henry of Percy tenant in chief, without any impediment from John of Felton, to whom the custody of Alnwick Castle was committed on Percy's death.
Date: Lincoln, 18 February 9 Edward II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 260mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.2.
1.1.Spec.9   [c.1274 x 1285]
Confirmation by William son of William of Scremerston knight to the monks of Farne of two bolls of wheat annually at the feast of All Souls at Holy Island as in the charter of his father William, and may they be subject to the full extent of canon and civil law if they are deficient in paying the wheat in whole or in part. Sealed.
Witnesses: Dom Nicholas then prior of [Holy] Island, William son of Robert of Scremerston, John of Chapmanford clerk, John of Goswick, Eustace of the same, Walter of Chatton, Haldan of Holy Island.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 60 x 200mm
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.123.
1.1.Spec.10   [30 March] 1315
Confirmation by Henry of Langton son of Alan of Langton, now holding the manor of Scremerston, of a grant of William son of Robert of Scremerston knight when he held the manor of Scremerston by his charter to the monks of Farne of two bolls of wheat annually at the feast of All Saints at Holy Island, which the prior of Durham and the prior and monks of Farne may enjoy in perpetuity. Sealed.
Witnesses: Dom Walter of Wessington knight, John of Denholm, Robert Greathead, Patrick of Kelloe, William of Brackenbury.
Date: Durham, 3 Kal. April 1315.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 220mm
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.124.
1.1.Spec.11   [earlier 13th century]
Grant of William, knight, son of Robert of Scremerston, with the consent of his son and heir, William, to God, St Cuthbert, and the monks of Farne of 2 bolls of grain annually, to be paid at All Saints.
Witnesses: Dom Th[omas] prior of [Holy] Island, He[nry] chaplain of the same, John Coc, Haldane, John son of William, John son of Ulkil, Stephen son of Ylif.
Parchment   1m
Size: 210 x 70mm
Seal: Remains of two parchment sealing tags through slits in a turnup, with writing on each tag
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.123.
1.1.Spec.11*   [earlier 13th century]
Grant of William, son of Robert of Scremerston, to God, St Cuthbert, and his church of Holy Island (Halielaund) and the monks there, for the souls of himself and his ancestors, of 13 acres of land in the vill of Scremerston, from the two bovates which Norman [...] and the croft which the same Norman son of Gaml' held, together with the meadow which pertains to the two bovates of land in Middledales, in free and perpetual alms, parcels detailed.
Witnesses: Robert of Clifford sheriff of Norham, William de[....], [?David of] Hulborn, James his son, Patrick of Cheswick, El[ias] of Haggerston, Gilbert of Beal, Roger the clerk, Patrick d[....].
Parchment   1m
Size: 210 x 140mm
Seal: Blank parchment [sealing] tag through a slit in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.121.
1.1.Spec.12   [13th century]
Grant in free and perpetual alms of Robert son of Goldwin to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Farne Island, for the souls of himself, his wife, and his heirs, of land forty feet long by fourteen feet wide within the wall, in the north part of his croft (chorfti) at Sebroch, near the croft of the lepers of Bamburgh, for building a house as they do not have one there.
Witnesses: John son of Henry, William the coroner, William Maille, Peter de Strayt, Thomas de Fulbrig, John Mayllle, Stephen de Strayt, William son of Arnis, Stephan Marshal, Henry Hoker, Thomas dyer, Robert son of Reginald.
Parchment   1m
Size: 160 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.1084 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.2v-3r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.125.
1.1.Spec.13   [13th century]
Grant of Thomas of Warnham knight, for the souls of himself, his wife Hawise, his heirs and [ancestors], to God and the church of St Cuthbert of Farne [Island] and the monks there, of an acre of land in the territory of Bamburgh on the south of the vill, in his cultura called Langflat, with boundary descriptions, in pure and perpetual alms.
Witnesses: Dom Roger chaplain of Bamburgh, William the coroner, Warin son of William, Peter de Strayte, William Mayle.
Parchment   1m
Size: 190 x 80mm
Seal: G&B No.2576 fragment on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.3r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.125.
1.1.Spec.14   [later 13th century]
Grant of Robert janitor of Bamburgh Castle, with the consent of Ralph his son and heir, to the prior and convent of Durham and the monks at Farne Island of a burgage of land with appurtenances in Bamburgh, with detailed boundary descriptions, in pure and perpetual alms. Sealed by Robert and his son Ralph.
Witnesses: John de Camhow, Robert Basset, John Mayle, Stephen Marshal, William Goldewyn, William Maile, John de Graystanes, Gilbert Goldewyn, John the clerk.
With one phrase interlined in a later hand.
Parchment   1m
Size: 370 x 90mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.3r-v, omitting the seventh witness and with the interlined phrase included.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.125.
1.1.Spec.15
Missing.
1.1.Spec.16
= 1.3.Reg.6.
1.1.Spec.17
Missing.
1.1.Spec.18   12 June 1457
Quitclaim of William Ragge, chaplain, to John Haggerston and John Wearmouth, chaplains, of all his right to a burgage of land with appurtenances in the vill of Bamburgh, with boundary descriptions.
Date: 12 June 1457.
Parchment   1m
Size: 290 x 100mm
Seal: slits [for a sealing tag]
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.20r.
1.1.Spec.19   4 June 1457
Power of attorney of John Haggerston and John Wearmouth, chaplains, appointing Thomas Bernarde of Durham to take delivery of seisin of a burgage in Bamburgh from William Ragge.
Date: 4 June 1457.
Parchment   1m
Size: 300 x 80mm
Seal: G&B No.1154 and another seal, each on a parchment tongue, with a wrapping tie
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.20r.
1.1.Spec.20   [19 January 1495]
Admission of Dom William Ogle, monk of Durham and master of Farne Island, to a garden next to Le Monkethowpe on the north side, rendering 2d annually to the king.
Date: the chief court held at Bamburgh Castle, Monday after Hilary 10 Henry VII.
Signed: N. Tyler.
Parchment   1m
Size: 310 x 120mm
Seal: Seal on a tongue, with the stub [of a wrapping tie]
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.3v.
1.1.Spec.21   [earlier 13th century]
Grant of Simon of Luchre miles, for the souls of himself, his wife Juliana, and all his ancestors and successors, to God, St Mary, St Cuthbert and the monks of Farne Island, in free and perpetual arms, of 5 rods of land in South Charlton, for building there whatever may be useful to them, the 5 rods being formerly held by Thomas of Folebyri, on the way out of the vill on the west side known as Upton, with six cows in pasture and their sequels for three years, with two oxen, a horse and forty sheep, with their sequels from birth to Michaelmas, in recompense for two quarters of grain owed to the monks according to his former charter, saving the respective rights of himself and the monks.
Witnesses: Dom Ralph son of R, Dom Ingeram de Warndham, Doms Nicholas, John, and Hugh canons of Bamburgh, Robert and Henry brothers of Dom Simon, Henry of Mulesfen, Ralph of Fishbourn, Thomas de Folebiri, William Mayle, Robert Janitor.
Parchment   1m
Size: 170 x 150mm
Seal: Slit [for a sealing tag] in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.3v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.124.
1.1.Spec.22
Missing.
1.1.Spec.23
Missing.
1.1.Spec.24   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim of Reginald son of Thomas of [Holy] Island to the prior and convent of Durham and their monks in the house of St Mary Magdalene outside Warkworth of his right to all his lands and tenements in Newton near Harbottle (Hirbothill).
Witnesses: Doms Hugh Gubyon, Simon of Plessey, Robert of Biddlesden, Ralph de Essingden, knights; Roger Gubyon, William of Togston, Hugh de Heysand, Hugh Galon, William of [Holy] Island, John of [Holy] Island, John de Tyerwhite, William of Beverley.
Parchment   1m
Size: 180 x 80 mm
Seal: G&B No. 608 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Reg.I, f.i.51r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.142.
1.1.Spec.25   [earlier 13th century]
Grant of James of Howburn miles, for the souls of himself, his wife, his father and mother, and his heirs, to God, St Mary, St Cuthbert and the monks of Farne [Island] of a licence to quarry forty cartloads of stone annually from his quarry at Howburn for the maintenance of the house of Farne and stone from his quarry at Mosse in free and perpetual arms.
Witnesses: Roger son of Ralph constable of Bamburgh, Robert de Ulcestre, William de Muschans, William of Clifford master of Bamburgh, William of Harrop, Gilbert of Lowhlinne.
Parchment   1m
Size: 170 x 100 mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.4r, omitting the last three witnesses.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.124.
1.1.Spec.26   [later 13th century]
Grant of James of Howburn to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Holy Island in pure and perpetual alms, of all the land which Roger Piteman of Howburn in the same vill gave in pure and perpetual alms, that is a toft, croft and two bovates of land which William de Punfrait held, and half a toft and croft which Albinus held, and a further three acres which the same Albinus held, parcels detailed.
Witnesses: Dom Robert of Muscanpis, Robert de Manerio, Robert de Akild, Robert de Hameldon, Roger de Hameldon, Robert of Clifford, Richard de Riston, Richard de Tresc, Henry de Dichende, Gilbert de Behil, Helias of Haggerston.
Parchment   1m
Size: 170 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.1401, detatched, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.117.
1.1.Spec.27   [8 September] 1281
Grant of Henry de Dichend miles, for the souls of himself, his wfe, his father and mother, and his heirs, to God, St Mary, St Cuthbert and the monks of Farne granting them free entry and exit through the middle of his moor of Dichend with their carts and wagons for carrying their peats from their turbary at Howburn called Michelmos, in free and perpetual alms.
Witnesses: Doms Ralph son of Roger, William of Middleton, knights; Alexander of Bradford, John de Greynham constable of Bamburgh Castle, John clerk of Bamburgh Castle.
Date: Bamburgh, Nativity of the BVM 1281.
Parchment   1m
Size: 240 x 80mm
Seal: Blank parchment sealing tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.4v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.124; E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland Vol. I, (Newcastle 1893), p.401n.
1.1.Spec.28   [c.1220s x 1243]
Grant of Simon de Lucre, for the souls of himself, his wife, his ancestors and heirs, to God, St Cuthbert and the house of Farne [Island] of easements in his peat moor of Lucre in free and perpetual arms, as much as is needed annually for the maintenance of their house.
Witnesses: Dom Ralph prior of [Holy] Island, Dom Oliver monk, Dom John Wacellin, Dom William de Ulcestre, Master Michael parson of Angram, Dom Adam chaplain of Bamburgh, Eustace clerk of [Holy] Island, Walter Batail, Richard clerk.
Parchment   1m
Size: 170 x 90mm
Seal: Blank parchment sealing tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.4v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.124.
1.1.Spec.29   [c.1189 x 1213]
Grant by B[ertram] prior and the convent of Durham to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Farne of the whole tithe of corn of the church of Aldcambus in perpetual alms rendering annually to the armariolo 1 mark of silver.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 210 x 80mm
Seal: 3 slits ina turnup for [a sealing tag]
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.4v-5r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.125.
Digitised material for Grant by prior and the convent of Durham to the monks of Farne of the whole tithe of corn of the church of Aldcambus - 1.1.Spec.29
1.1.Spec.30   16 September [1296]
Copy letters patent of Edward I granting to the prior and convent of Durham £40 per annum from the exchequer at Berwick upon Tweed on condition that on the two feasts of St Cuthbert, 3,000 poor should each be given 1d, the convent should have 50s as a pittance, and during services, two candles, each of 20lb wax, should burn by the high altar, in front of the feretrary, that each Sunday and major festival, two candles should burn before St Cuthbert's banner during services, and that every day, in the Galilee, a priest should say the mass of St Cuthbert, with two candles burning.
Date: Berwick upon Tweed, 16 September [24 Edward I].
Parchment, 1m, square [filing] hole on the left edge
Size: 260 x 150
Confirmed: by Edward II in 1.3.Reg.2a & b; by Edward III in 2.3.Reg.7.
Digitised material for Copy letters patent of Edward I granting to the prior and convent of Durham £40 pa - 1.1.Spec.30
1.1.Spec.31   22 August [1340]
Writ of Edward III to John of Burdon, chamberlain of Berwick-on-Tweed, ordering him to deliver to Brother Simon of Rothbury, monk of Farne, 8s per annum, which the monks of Farne used to receive from the kings of Scotland, which Edward wishes to continue.
Date: Berwick upon Tweed, 22 August 14 Edward [III].
Parchment, 1m
Size: 250 x 70mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.5r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.127.
1.1.Spec.32   9 September 1449
Grant of Thomas Gray, son and heir of Thomas Gray of Lowlynn jr, to Alexander Dolfamby burgess of Berwick upon Tweed of a garden in the town at a place called Alexander, in Narrowgate, bounds and dimensions detailed, rendering annually 3s 8d.
Witnesses: John Burell mayor of Berwick, Robert Werke alderman, Stephen of Fishwick, Thomas Gryndon, Adam Brandling and William Clark bailliffs [of Berwick upon Tweed], John Rydall, John Brandlyng, Richard Dolfamby burgesses of Berwick.
Date: Berwick upon Tweed, 9 September 1449.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 300 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.1449, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup, with another blank parchment sealing tag
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.231r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.135.
1.1.Spec.33
Missing.
1.1.Spec.34   16 September 1400
Mandate of Thomas of Weston, archdeacon of Durham and vicar-general to Walter [Skirlaw] bishop of Durham, to John Ambell' rector of Whorlton and John Brady priest to induct William of Weardale priest to the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Berwick upon Tweed, on the presentation of the prior and convent of Durham.
Date: Durham, 16 September 1400.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 315 x 125mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.1r.
Digitised material for Mandate of Thomas of Weston, to induct William of Weardale priest to the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Berwick upon Tweed - 1.1.Spec.34
1.1.Spec.35   1309 - 1310
Account of payments of a £40 royal pension at Berwick upon Tweed:
- The prior and convent of Durham were paid £79 8s from the wardrobe at Lanercost of their £40 annuity at the Berwick exchequer from St Martin 25 Edward I to the same feast 33 Edward I as per a bill of Walter de Bedewyn cofferer of the king.
- The prior and convent of Durham were paid £60 from the king's chamber at Berwick for arrears of their £40 annuity.
- The prior and convent received [ ...] in the king's chamber from the executors of Edward I for St Martin 1 Edward II to [...] by letters of Dom Robert Heron controller [...].
- The prior and convent were paid £60 in the king's chamber at Berwick upon Tweed on 1 May for arrears from Pentecost 2 Edward II to [...].
- The prior and convent of Durham received from the king's chamber at Berwick upon Tweed by the hand of Dom John [...] their fellow monk the £20 for the St Martin term on 1 May [1310], and thus they are owed £219 8s.
- The prior and convent are due £40 at the king's chamber in Berwick upon Tweed for their pension for Pentecost and Martinmas terms, 9 December [1310].
- Copy writ of Edward II to Master John of Weston to examine the rolls and memoranda of the Treasury of Berwick upon Tweed to see whether a claim by the prior and convent of Durham for arrears of £160 of the £40 per annum granted by Edward I on [..] September [1296] is true, and if so, to pay it. Date: Stamford, 4 August 3 Edward [II].
- (In French) Receipt for £239 8s at the exchequer at Berwick, being £219 8s in one bill on 1 May [1310] and £20 in another bill of 10 December [1310] which Dom Thomas of Rillington received at Berwick as in an acquittance at Durham of 16 May.
- Receipt from the prior and convent of Durham from J chamberlain for the arrears of the £40 pension at the king's exchequer at Berwick upon Tweed totalling £539 8s.
Parchment roll, 1m
Size: 490 x 170mm
1.1.Spec.36
Missing.
1.1.Spec.37
Missing.
1.1.Spec.38   20 August [1402]
Power of attorney of Ralph [Neville], earl of Westmorland, to Robert Chirden, mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Roger Thornton, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to receive seisin of a tenement known as Pilgrimstrete from Richard Clitheroe (Cliderhowe), in accordance witha charter of Clitheroe to the earl with Henry Ringfield and John Lascy.
Date: 20 August 3 Henry IV.
Parchment   1m
Size: 300 x 60 mm
Seal: G&B No.1875 (iii) on a tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.285v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.188.
1.1.Spec.39   Hilary term [1403]
Extract from the exchequer memoranda roll of Hilary 4 Henry IV:
Memorandum that the men of Newcastle upon Tyne render account for £100 per annum from their town out of which Edward III by his letters patent granted annually 13 marks 10s at Michaelmas to the monks dwelling on Farne Island, a cell of the priory of Durham, confirmed by Henry IV on 20 February [1401], which annuity [is in arrears] to the sum of 151 marks 3s [4d] for the Michaelmas terms of 14-23 Richard II and 1 Henry IV.
Parchment   1m
Size: 210 x 90mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.7r.
1.1.Spec.40
= 1.5.Reg.1.
1.1.Spec.41
Missing.
1.1.Spec.42a   [23 March 1351]
Assize held before Thomas [de Fencotes], [Tho]mas de [Seton], and Roger de Blaykeston, royal assize justices for Northumberland, by virtue of a commission directed to them and William Basset.
John prior of Durham claimed that he had been disseised of a 13 marks 10s rent from a tenement in Newcastle by Peter Graper mayor of Newcastle, and John of Embledon, Hugh de Augerton, Hugh of Carlisle and William de Acton, bailiffs of Newcastle; Peter et al did not appear; the sheriff declared that Augerton and Carlisle were dead; Peter was attached by Henry Glasenwright and Thomas of Newbiggin, John by Thomas of Newbiggin and Thomas Neel, and William by Thomas of Newbiggin and Henry Glasenwright; the prior recited that the present king's father had verbally granted to the monks on Farne Island ten quarters of wheat and two casks (dolia) of wine annually by the hands of the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne, but this had not been corroborated by any letters, so the present king in recompense had converted this grant to one of 13 marks 10s from the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle, namely 5 marks for each cask of wine and 5s for each quarter of wheat, as witnessed by his charter; so the justices determine that the Peter et al owe the prior £41 13s 4d.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Wednesday in the third week [of Lent] 25 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 245 x 350mm
Copies: DCD 1.1.Spec.42b(i) and in Loc.XX:26.
1.1.Spec.42b(i)   [23 March 1351]
Copy of 1.1.Spec.42a.
Size: 270 x 150mm
sewn at the foot to ii and iii
1.1.Spec.42b(ii)   [1419 x 1420]
Extract from the great roll [of the pipe] for 7 Henry V for Newcastle.
Memorandum that the men of Newcastle upon Tyne render account for £100 per annum from their town, out of which Ralph Lord Nevill now earl of Westmorland, son and heir of John de Nevill, son and heir of Ralph Nevill who had been given an annuity of £90 16s 8d by Edward III for Armitage manor and castle in Scotland which he had given the king, was owed £1090 for 6 Henry V and 11 years preceding; and out of which Edward III by his letters patent granted annually 13 marks 10s at Michaelmas to the monks dwelling on Farne Island, a cell of the priory of Durham, confirmed by Henry IV on 20 February [1401], which annuity [was in arrears] to the sum of £110 for 6 Henry V and 11 years preceding. And they are quit.
Size: 225 x 130mm
sewn at the foot to i and iii
1.1.Spec.42b(iii)   [Michaelmas 1420 - Michaelmas 1421]
Memorandum that the monks of Farne Island had received £18 6s 8d for the terms of Michaelmas 8 Henry V and 9 Henry V, individual payments and acquittances detailed.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 205 x 145mm
sewn at the foot to i and ii
1.1.Spec.43a   10 April 1341
Language:   French
Receipt from John [Fossor] prior and the convent of Durham to John of Denton, mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, for the payment of 55 marks, for an annual rent of 13 marks 10s granted him by the king from the farm of the town of Newcastle, for arrears for four years.
Date: Durham, 10 April 1341.
Parchment   1m
Size: 260 x 120 mm
Seal: G&B No.782 on a tongue, now detached, with a stub [of a wrapping tie]
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.6v-7r.
1.1.Spec.43b   [29 September 1341]
Receipt from John [Fossor] prior and the convent of Durham to John of Denton, mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, for the payment of 13 marks 10s for Michaelmas term 1351, being an annual rent of 13 marks 10s granted him by the king from the farm of the town of Newcastle.
Date: Durham, feast of St Michael, year as above.
French
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 250 x 100mm
Seal: G&B No.782 on a tongue, with a stub [of a wrapping tie]
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.7r.
1.1.Spec.44
Missing.
1.1.Spec.45   [22 May] 1290
Quitclaim of Ranulph son of John de Funstaneston to Robert of Winchelsea, burghess of Newcastle upon Tyne, of his right to land in Newcastle upon Tyne by the church of All Saints, bounds detailed, rendering annually to the king 3 halfpennies, and to the heirs of Henry de Burneston 6s, for which he has been given a certain sum of money.
Witnesses: Henry le Escot mayor, Thomas of Carlisle, Hugh of Carlisle, John le Escot, and John de Blakeden bailiffs, John called monk, Milo Ayre, William de Dolfinbi, Richard dyer, Peter Wodeman.
Date: in full court at Newcastle upon Tyne, the day after Pentecost 1290.
Parchment   1m
Size: 170 x 110mm
Seal: G&B No.1042, on a parchment tag
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.178.
1.1.Spec.46
= 1.2.Pont.15, missing.
1.1.Spec.47
= 4.2.Pont.7.
1.1.Spec.48
Missing.
1.1.Spec.49   23 September 1435
Notification of Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland and lord of the honour of Cockermouth, that he had handed over to John [Wessington], prior of Durham, a pix containing a document, sealed with his signet, to be kept by the prior and handed back to the earl or his attorney on request.
Date: Durham, 23 September 1435.
Parchment   1m
Size: 260 x 90mm
Seal: G&B No.1416 on a tongue, stub [of a wrapping tie]
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.20v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.143.
1.1.Spec.50   [later 12th century]
Grant by Robert son of Roger, for his love of the divine, and for the salvation of his soul, his body, his wife and all his ancestors and successors, to God, St Mary, St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham, in pure and perpetual alms, of the chapel of St Mary Magdalene outside the vill of Warkworth, with a garden and land within the ditch, and in addition 40 acres of land just outside the ditch, parcels detailed, and pasture for 6 oxen, 4 cows and 40 sheep with his own animals, with quittance from multure of their own corn grown on their land. (No warranty)
Witnesses: Roger constable of Chester, Geoffrey of Chester, John son of Robert, Vincent of Whittingham, Geoffrey Grosso, Robert of Kent, Robert chaplain, Master Simon, Alexander of Littlebury, Walter of Coleham, Hugh Scot, Robert son of Richard, William de Maringy.
Parchment   1m
Size: 200 x 160mm
Seal: G&B No.1003 on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.8r, omitting 10th and last witnesses; Cart. Vet., f.94v-95r.
Confirmed: DCD 1.1.Spec.56 (12 May 1413).
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.3n; J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.142.
1.1.Spec.51a   [c.1200]
Grant of John son of Robert, for his love of the divine, and for the salvation of his soul, his body, his wife, his father and mother, and all his ancestors and heirs, to God, St Mary, St Cuthbert, and the prior and monks of Durham, in pure and perpetual alms, of the chapel of St Mary Magdalene outside the vill of Warkworth, with a garden and land within the ditch, and in addition 120 acres of arable land in the field of Warkworth with a meadow called Brainesleie in his park, with free ingress and egress for mowing, collecting and carrying away, and a salmon, and the right to gather fuel from the turbary sufficient for two monks when he does, and they may mill free from multure of their own corn grown on their land, and they may have pasture for 12 oxen, 5 cows, 4 horses and 120 sheep in his pasture along with his own animals, and 20 pigs may have free pannage in his park from Michaelmas to Martinmas. (No warranty)
Witnesses: William de Coiners, Wido de Grantsart, William Bayard, Walrand miles, John of Winlaketon my steward, Walter and Robert from monasteries, Gerard of Widdrington, Gilbert of Togston, Master Roger of Togston, Adam of Ditton, Robert genero Huwrd, Pagan the reeve, Robert Dyer.
Parchment   1m
Size: 140 x 110 mm
Copy: DCD Cart. Vet., f.95r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.2-3n; J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.142.
1.1.Spec.51b   [c.1200]
Duplicate of 1.1.Spec.51a, except that, amongst the witnesses, Walter and William are from the monasteries.
Parchment   1m
Size: 230 x 130mm
Seal: G&B No.399 on a tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.8r, omitting the 10th witness.
1.1.Spec.52
Cross-reference to 1.1.Sacr.26, 4.3.Sacr.15-18 or 28.
1.1.Spec.53   [5 August] 1352
Language:   French
Letters from Henry of Percy seigneur of Alnwick to his receivers at Warkworth, mindful of the grant of Robert son of Roger, former seigneur of Warkworth, to the prior and convent of Durham of 20s annually from the issues of the mills, to pay this at St John the Baptist, securing an acquittance for this from the sacrist of Durham.
Date: Alnwick, St Oswald 1352.
Parchment   1m
Size: 280 x 80 mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.19v.
1.1.Spec.54   9 June 1400
Notification that the prior and chapter of Durham were bound to Henry Percy earl of Northumberland in the sum of £100, to be paid at Easter 1399, as recorded elsewhere, but it can now be paid at Warkworth as £40 at next Michaelmas, £40 at the Michaelmas after that, and £20 at the Michaelmas after that, and all the rents and arrears from les Mandeleyns by Warkworth and from the millls at Warkworth due to the prior and chapter are to be fully paid.
Date: Carlisle, 9 June 1400.
Parchment   1m
Size: 260 x 100 mm
Seal: G&B No.1963 on a tongue, with a wrapping tie
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.20r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.142-143.
1.1.Spec.55   1 February [1417]
Language:   French
Letters from Henry Percy earl of Northumberland and seignour of the honor of Cockermouth to his receivers at Warkworth, mindful of the grant of Robert son of Roger, former seignour of Warkworth, to the prior and convent of Durham of 20s annually from the issues of the mills, to pay this at St John the Baptist, securing an acquittance for this from the sacrist of Durham.
Date: Raby, 1 February 4 Henry V.
Parchment   1m
Size: 340 x 80mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.19v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.143.
1.1.Spec.56   12 May [1413]
Language:   French
Confirmation by John [son of Henry IV] constable of England and warden of the East Marches of the following grant.
Date: Warkworth Castle, 12 May 1 Henry V.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 330 x 155mm
Seal: G&B No.3066 on a tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.16v (old fol).
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.143.
   [later 12th century]
Grant of Robert son of Roger, formerly lord of Warkworth, to the prior and convent of Durham of the chapel of St Mary Magdalene outside the town of Warkworth with 40 acres of land.
Original: DCD 1.1.Spec.50.
1.1.Spec.57   14 October 1400
Acquittance by [Henry Percy earl of North]umberland that the prior and chapter of Durham have paid £40 of the sum of £100 as in the obligation made in 1399 as per 1.1 Spec 54.
Date: Prudhoe, 14 October 1400.
Parchment   1m
Size: 260 x 90mm
Seal: G&B No.1963 on a tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.20v-21r.
1.1.Spec.58
= 1.2.Reg.13.
1.1.Spec.59   8 December [1404]
Quitclaim of Thomas de Pykburn, kinsman and heir of William of Bishopdale burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to Richard de Pykburn of his right to all the land and tenements formerly held by William Bishopdale in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Witnesses: Roger of Thornton mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Robert Hibburn sheriff of the same, Henry Bynkfeld, John Bywell, Robert Seres, William of Easington, Robert Gabeford, Andrew of Bulkham aldermen of the same, William Chesman.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 8 December 6 Henry IV.
Parchment   1m
Size: 250 x 110 mm
Seal: Seal uncatalogued on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup, with another blank similar parchment tag
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.275r, omitting 4th witness.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.189.
1.1.Spec.60   30 November 1312
Quitclaim of Roger of Kingston burgess of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne, to Dom John de Swynebourne miles of his right to a messuage with buildings in Pilgrim Street (vico peregrinorum) in Newcastle, bounds detailed.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon chief bailiff of Newcastle, Thomas son of Hugh of Carlisle, Gilbert Flemang, John de Pampden, Henry of Newton bailiffs of the said town, Nicholas of Carlisle, William of Carlisle, Henry of Haliwell, Robert le Qeu, Robert of Haliwell, Roger Tunnock.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 30 November 1312 and 6 Edward II.
Endorsed (contemporary) including as being about a messuage in Pilgrim Street and as in the court of Newcastle Monday before St Katherine the virgin 6 Edward [II] [20 November 1312] Richard de Emeldon mayor.
Parchment   1m
Size: 240 x 150mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.275r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.179.
1.1.Spec.61
Missing.
1.1.Spec.62   20 April [1403]
Quitclaim of Richard de Pikebourne, son of Robert de Pikebourne of Scansby near Doncaster, to Richard Clitheroe of Newcastle upon Tyne of all his right to a capital messuage formerly of William Bishopdale in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, where William died and where Richard Clitheroe now lives, along with the other lands in Newcastle formerly of William Bishopdale which Richard Clitheroe has by Richard de Pikebourne's charter.
Sealed with the seal of the mayor of the staple of the said town as his own is unknown.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 20 April 4 Henry IV.
Parchment   1m
Size: 290 x 70 mm
Seal: Uncatalogued seal on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.275v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.188.
1.1.Spec.63   [1290 x 1297]
Grant of Robert of Winchelsea, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to William Porter of Newcastle upon Tyne of his land with its buildings, next to the church of All Saints, between the lands of John Wether and Thomas le Porter, for a certain sum of money, rendering annually to him a rose at the feast of St John the Baptist, to the king 1½d at the statutory terms in the borough of Newcastle, and to the heirs of Henry de Braunton 6s at the terms of Easter and Michaelmas.
Witnesses: Dom John le Eschot mayor, Hugh of Carlisle, Roger Paytefin, John of Blakeden bailiffs, John de Burgo, John le Moyne, Milo Air, Peter Wondeman, William de Dolfanbi, Robert of Norton.
Dated from John the Scot's terms as mayor.
Parchment   1m
Size: 220 x 110mm
Seal: G&B No. 2668 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Another version: DCD 1.1.Spec.68.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.275v-276r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.178-179.
1.1.Spec.64   22 February 1398
Will and testament of William of Bishopdale, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, with bequests to his wife Elizabeth, Robert de Swynhowe, William de Swynhowe, Robert Buthe, Joan and Margaret his daughters, John Mounford, Thomas de Mounford, Elizabeth Mounford, the church of Bolton on Swale, John Barbour, William Dees his servant, Cok Cuke his servant, Isabella his sister, John, Richard and Thomas de Pykbourne her sons, Dom Robert of Wycliffe; concerning property in Newcastle, Durham, Richmondshire and Northallerton; and appointing his wife Elizabeth, Gilbert of Elvet, Henry de Byngfeld and Thomas Dees as his executors.
Witnesses: Dom Thomas de Lavendell priest, Nicholas del Parke and William Dees.
Date: Wednesday 22 February 1397/8.
Endorsed with probate before the official of the bishop of Durham in the church of St Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne, 3 January 1401/2.
Parchment   1m
Size: 360 x 190mm
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.185-187; Archaeologia Aeliana (Series I, vol.iii), p.78.
1.1.Spec.65   [1 June] 1310
Quitclaim of Nicholas Terry, chaplain, son of the late Gervase Terry of Newcastle upon Tyne, to Thomas of Silkesworth, burgess of Newcastle, of his right to land with buildings in Pilgrim Street between the lands of Thomas of Deeping and Alan Payne, formerly held by his father Gervase.
Witnesses: Nicholas of Carlisle chief bailiff of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thomas of Carlisle, Gilbert Fleming, Thomas of Tynedale, Adam of Dunlin bailliffs of Newcastle, William Porter, Thomas Forster, Robert Coc, Thomas Dyer, Roger Tunnock, John Lang.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Monday after Ascension 1310 and 3 Edward II.
Parchment   1m
Size: 310 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.2395 on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.277r with fewer witnesses.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.180.
1.1.Spec.66   [5 February] 1313
Grant of John of Swinburn miles to Dom Adam of Colwell chaplain of all his messuage with buildings in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, between the land formerly of Thomas of Silksworth and the land of Dom Adam of Benton miles which he bought from Roger of Kingston burgess of Newcastle, rendering to the king the farm due at the statutory terms in the borough of Newcastle.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon chief bailiff of Newcastle, Thomas son of Hugh of Carlisle, (William of Carlisle cancelled), Gilbert Fleming, John of Pampeden, Henry of Newton bailiffs of the same town, Nicholas of Carlisle, William of Carlisle, Robert Coquo, Robert of Haliwell, Roger Tunnock.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Monday the feast of St Agatha the Virgin 1312 and 6 Edward II.
Parchment   1m
Size: 300 x 160mm
Seal: G&B No. 2363 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.277r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.180.
1.1.Spec.67   [1June] 1310
Another version of 1.1 Spec 65 with the adjacent lands now held by Thomas of Deeping and formerly Roger of Ovingham.
Witnesses: Nicholas of Carlisle chief bailiff of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thomas of Carlisle, Gilbert Fleming, Thomas of Tynedale, Adam of Dunlin bailliffs of Newcastle, Robert Coc, Roger Tunnock, Thomas Dyer, Lawrence Carpenter, William Porter, Thomas Forster.
Date: as 1.1 Spec 65.
Parchment   1m
Size: 300 x 130 mm
Seal: G&B No. 2395 on a parchment tag through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.277v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.180.
1.1.Spec.68   [1290 x 1297]
Grant of Robert of Winchelsea, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to William Porter of Newcastle upon Tyne of his land with its buildings, next to the church of All Saints, between the lands of John Wether and Thomas le Porter, for a certain sum of money, rendering annually to him a root of ginger at Christmas, to the king 1½d at the statutory terms in the borough of Newcastle, and to the chief lords of the fee 6s at the terms of Easter and Michaelmas.
Witnesses: Dom John le Eschot mayor, Hugh of Carlisle, Roger Paytefyn, John de Blakeden bailiffs, John de Burgo, Milo Air, Richard son of Roger, Peter Wondeman, William de Dolfanby, Gilbert of Cowgate, Richard of Cowgate dyer, Henry of Wearmouth.
Dated from John the Scot's terms as mayor.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 230 x 110mm
Seal: G&B No.2668 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Another version: DCD 1.1.Spec.63.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f. 277v-278r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.179.
1.1.Spec.69   4 December [1404]
Grant of Richard de Pykburn, brother of Thomas de Pykburn kinsman and heir of William of Bishopdale, formerly burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to Richard Clitheroe of all his lands and tenements in Newcastle upon Tyne formerly held by William of Bishopdale.
Witnesses: Roger Thornton mayor, Robert Hebburn sheriff, Robert Gabefore, Henry Byngfeld, John Bywell and William of Easington, aldermen of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 4 December 6 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 300 x 80 mm
Seal: Uncatalogued seal on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.278r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.189.
1.1.Spec.70   3 September 1369
Will of Nicholas Cok of Newcastle upon Tyne, to be buried in the churchyard of St Nicholas, Newcastle, with bequests to his wife Matilda, his daughter Agnes, his daughter Agnes of Evenwood, John Maschall, the Carmelite friars of Newcastle, the friars minor, the Augustine friars, the high altar of St Nicholas, the altar of St Mary in the same church, the fabric of the chapel of St John, the fabric of the choir windows of St Nicholas, John Jakys, John Cok his brother, chaplains celebrating for his soul in the church of St Nicholas, the fabric of Warthewyk bridge if it is made within two years, otherwise to the fabric of Bolbec bridge, William of Durham, and poor men; appointing his wife Matilda, John Cok and William of Durham as his executors.
Witnesses: Dom Thomas of Kelloe chaplain, Gilbert of Bedlington, John of Whickham.
Date: Norham, 3 September 1369.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 290 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No. 3173 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.278r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.1183-184; H. Bourne, The History of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, (Newcastle 1736), p.202, 203.
1.1.Spec.71   19 April 1431
Will of Richard Clitheroe of Newcastle upon Tyne, to be buried in the friars minor at Newcastle, with bequests to his brother Henry Clitheroe and his kinsman John Lascy, who are also appointed as his executors.
Witnesses: Dom John Semer chaplain of the parish church of St Nicholas in Newcastle upon Tyne, Thomas Chamber and John Dynglay burgesses of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 19 April 1431.
Probate before the official of the bishop of Durham in the church of St Nicholas in Newcastle on 11 June, year as above, in the presence of William Chaunceller arm and Richard Bukley clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 320 x 100mm
Seal: G&B Nos.649 and 3173, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.278v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.189.
1.1.Spec.72   21 December 1431
Power of attorney of Dom Margery of Longforth, widow of Richard Clitheroe arm, to Lawrence Acton and Robert Swinburn to deliver seisin to Hugh Clitheroe of the lands given to her by Robert Neville and Thomas Longforth in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Sealed with the seal of John Pershay, dean of Scarsdale, at the special request of Margery.
Witnesses: Ralph Longforth her son, Dom Richard Hanson vicar of Chesterfield, William Brampton, Thomas Hugate and John Grenlef.
Date: Chesterfield, 21 December 1431 and 10 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 280 x 100mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.278v-279r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.190.
1.1.Spec.73   20 December 1431
Grant of Dom Margery of Longforth, widow of Richard Clitheroe, to Hugh Clitheroe of Kingston upon Hull merchant, of all the lands and tenements that she was granted by Robert Neville and Thomas Langforth in the town of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Sealed with that of John Pershay, dean of Scarsdale, at the special request of Margery.
Witnesses: Ralph Longforth her son, Dom Richard Hanson vicar of Chesterfield, William Brampton, Thomas Hugate, John Grenelef.
Date: Chesterfield, 20 December 1431 and 10 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 300 x 120 mm
Seal: G&B Nos.648 and 3329, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.279r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.189.
1.1.Spec.74   4 Janurary 1432
Quitclaim of Dom Margery of Longforth, widow of Richard Clitheroe, to Hugh Clitheroe of Kingston upon Hull merchant, of her right to the lands which she was given by Robert Neville and Thomas Longforth in the town of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Sealed with the seal of John Pershay, dean of Scarsdale, at the special request of Margery.
Witnesses: Ralph Longforth her son, Dom Richard Hanson, vicar of Chesterfield, William Brampton, Thomas Hugate, John Grenelef.
Date: Chesterfield, 4 January 1431/2 and 10 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 310 x 100 mm
Seal: G&B Nos.648 and 3329, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.279r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.190.
1.1.Spec.75   26 August [1438]
Grant by tripartite indenture of John Herrington chaplain and John Eland clerk to Margaret, widow of William Bell, of a chief messuage in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, formerly belonging to William Talbot and Robert Crawforth, for life, and then to her son John and the heirs of his body, with remainder to his sister Elizabeth and the heirs of her body, and then the donors's executors.
Witnesses: Lawrence Acton mayor, John Chamber sheriff, Robert of Heworth, Christopher Roche, Thomas Beawlinis.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 26 August 16 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and left edge, wavy
Size: 240 x 150 mm
Seal: G&B No.1438 and another uncatalogued seal, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup, the tags being recycled from grants involving Robert Hilton, and the [earl of] Westmorland, John Nevill and Thomas Nevill respectively.
Duplicates: DCD 1.1.Spec.76 and 89.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.279v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.191.
1.1.Spec.76   26 August [1438]
Duplicate of DCD 1.1.Spec.75.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy
Size: 370 x 100 mm
Seal: G&B No.1438 and an uncatalogued seal, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
1.1.Spec.77
Missing.
1.1.Spec.78   2 January 1432
Grant of Henry Clitheroe, brother of Richard Clitheroe, and John Lascy, kinsman of the same Richard, and both executors of Richard's will, to Hugh Clitheroe of Kingston upon Hull of a capital messuage in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, and all his other lands in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Witnesses: John Rodes mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, John Clerk sheriff of the same, Thomas Papde, William Middleton, Thomas Penrith of the same.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 2 January 1431/2 and 10 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 300 x 110 mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.280v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.190.
1.1.Spec.79   1 December [1454]
Lease of Margaret, widow of William Bell, to John Bird and Joanna his wife, daughter of William and Margaret, of a tenement in Pilgrim Street in Newcastle upon Tyne, between the tenement of Lord Le Scrope of Upsale on the south and the tenement formerly of John Dynglay on the north, extending from the street on the east to Le Deneburn on the west, for life, rendering annually 13s 4d in equal parts at Easter and Martinmas, starting at Pentecost next, with distraints for default detailed, and with Margaret allowed to occupy for life rent-free two small houses there, one on the north side and the other on the south side of the tenement.
Date: 1 December 33 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 270 x 160mm
Seal: Uncatalogued seal on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.280v-281r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.192.
1.1.Spec.80   15 January 1433
Quitclaim of Hugh Clitheroe of Kingston upon Hull merchant to William Bell, William Talbot and Robert Crawforth of Newcastle upon Tyne, of his right to a chief messuage in Newcastle in Pilgrim Street, formerly held by Richard Clitheroe arm.
Witnesses: Lawrence Acton mayor, Edward Bartram sheriff of Newcastle, John Wall, William Ellerby, William Harding of the same.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 15 January 1432 and 11 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 280 x 80mm
Seal: G&B No.645 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.281r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.191.
1.1.Spec.81   12 September [1422]
Quitclaim of Ralph [Nevill] earl of Westmorland to Richard Clitheroe of his right to a tenement in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, where Richard formerly lived, and to the lands which the earl with Henry Byngfeld and John Lascy formerly had from the gift of the said Richard in Lincolnshire and Newcastle.
Date: 12 September 1 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 320 x 90 mm
Seal: G&B No.1875 (iii) on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.281r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.189.
1.1.Spec.82   [6 April] 1334
Quitclaim of John Pulhore chaplain to John of Duxfield burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne of his right to a messuage in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, between the lands formerly of William of Carlisle on the north and of Dom Adam of Colwell chaplain on the south.
Witnesses: John of Denton mayor of [Newcastle], Hugh of Hexham, Gilbert Hankyn, Richard Lescot, and Waleron of Lumley, bailiffs of the same, Thomas Daulyn, Robert Coc, John Paton, Robert Surayse and others.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Wednesday after St Ambrosius, 1334.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 250 x 130mm
Seal: Blank parchment sealing tag through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.281v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.182.
1.1.Spec.83   [3 July] 1304
Quitclaim of Henry of Newton, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to Roger of Kingston of Kingston, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Joanna daughter of John of Wainfleet his wife, of his right to the land in Pilgrim Street in Newcastle between the land of Thomas of Silksworth and that formerly of John Jakis, and also to a rent of 6s from the land that William Porter of Newcastle holds next to the church of All Saints, which land and rent they hold for the life of Joanna by deed of the late Robert of Newton by way of allocation to Joanna of the goods of his father John.
Witnesses: Nicholas of Carlisle principal bailiff of Newcastle, John Thorald, Thomas of Tynedale, Richard of Emeldon and Thomas of Freshmarsh (Friscomarisco) bailiffs of the same, Nicholas son of John Lescot, Gilbert Fleming, Adam of Galway, John of Pampeden, Master Roger of Hexham, William de Dolfanby.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Friday after Processus and Martinianus 1304.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 210 x 140mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.281v-282r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.179.
1.1.Spec.84   24 April [1403]
Bond of Richard Pikburn, son of Robert Pikburn of Scawby in the county of York, to Richard Clitheroe of Newcastle upon Tyne in the sum of £200, to be paid by Pentecost next.
Date: the Staple in Newcastle upon Tyne, 24 April 4 Henry IV.
Endorsed with the condition that Richard Clitheroe is to enjoy a messuage, formerly of William Bishopdale, in Newcastle unimpeded by Richard Pikburn.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 310 x 80mm
Seal: G&B No.1403 on a tongue, with the remains of a wrapping tie
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.282r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.188.
1.1.Spec.85   [31 May] 1331
Grant of Adam of Colwell chaplain to Thomas, son of Robert Coc burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, of his messuage with buildings in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, in length from the highway to Le Denburn, and in width between the land formerly of Thomas of Silksworth to the north and the land of Dom Adam of Denton miles to the south, rendering to the king 1½d at the statutory terms in the borough of Newcastle.
Witnesses: William of Burnton mayor of Newcastle, John of Denton, Gilbert Hankyn, Robert of Haliwell and Waleran of Lumley bailliffs of the same, Robert Surteys, Alan Pullor, Thomas of Stockton, John of Duxford, Robert son of Adam of Alnwick, William Crome, John of Tynedale, Adam Ayr clerk.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Friday after Trinity 1331 and 5 Edward III.
Endorsed (contemporary) including as the third charter.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 250 x 140mm
Seal: Blank parchment sealing tag through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.282r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.181-182.
1.1.Spec.86   22 June [1315]
Indenture between Simon Algoi and Alice his wife to Mary, widow of John of Silksworth, stating that John son of John of Horsley gave a messuage in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, between those of William of Carlisle and Adam of Colwell chaplain, to John and Mary, and if they were to die without heirs, the messuage would pass by right to John Silksworth's family, so Alice, as sister and heir of John Silksworth, with Simon confirms the messuage to Mary, giving to Simon and Alice or Alice's heirs a rose yearly at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, and Mary agrees that if any damage is done to the messuage, she will owe 10 silver marks to Simon and Alice or their heirs.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon chief bailiff of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thomas Freshmarsh (Frismar), Richard of Acton, John of Pampeden and Adam of Dunlin bailliffs of the same town, Robert Coc, Thomas Dyer, Robert de Redeley, William of Hartlepool, Hugh Chalon and others.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 22 June 9 Edward II.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 240 x 110mm
Seal: G&B No.1892 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.282v-283r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.180-181.
1.1.Spec.87   12 February [1397]
Lease of William of Bishopdale, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to William Stevenson cook of his tenement in Newcastle next to le Cokestolebothes between the tenements of William de Wraa on the north and Annabel of Rochester to the south, for life, rendering annually 16d in equal portions at Pentecost and Martinmas, with clauses about building on waste, and maintenance.
Witnesses: Samson Harding mayor of Newcastle, William of Redmarshall, John de Coket, Robert Gabyfore and Roger of Thornton bailiffs of Newcastle, Thomas Desse, Robert Roos, John Hirnyng, William Zork, John de Eghton.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 February 20 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 280 x 110mm
Seal: Uncatalogued seal on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.283r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.185.
1.1.Spec.88   1 August [1402]
Grant of Richard Clitheroe to Dom Ralph [Nevill] earl of Westmorland, Henry Byngfield and John Lascy of his status in a tenement in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, where he used to live, and all his lands and tenements in the county of Lincoln and in Newcastle upon Tyne, with all his movable and immovable goods at those places.
Witnesses: Richard Beverley, Henry Baker, John Wadyngton and others.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 1 August 3 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 280 x 90mm
Seal: G&B No. 648 on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.283r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.187-188.
1.1.Spec.89   26 August [1438]
Duplicate of 1.1.Spec.75.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right edge
Size: 230 x 160mm
1.1.Spec.90   25 December 1452
Lease by Margaret Bell, formerly the wife of William Bell merchant, in her widowhood, to Robert Mitford arm, of her tenement in Pilgrim Street in Newcastle upon Tyne, between the tenements formerly of John Dynglay on the north and Lord Scrope of Upsall on the south, extending from Pilgrim Street on the east to Le Deneburn on the west, from Christmas 1452 for 10 years, rendering 1d annually at Christmas, with Margaret to pay £10 after a year for repairs expenses.
Date: Christmas year as above.
Interlineations and erasures.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy
Size: 290 x 150mm
Seal: Two uncatalogued seals, each on a parchment tags through a slit in a turnup, one tag being a recycled lease
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.283v-284r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.191-192.
1.1.Spec.91   16 June [1438]
Grant of William Talbot and Robert Crawforth of Newcastle upon Tyne to John Herrington chaplain and John Eland clerk of a capital messuage in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, formerly owned by Richard Clitheroe arm, and which they also formerly held jointly with the late William Bell, granted to them by Thomas Penrith of Newcastle draper and Robert Newton of Kingston upon Hull.
Date: 30 June 16 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 260 x 50mm
Seal: G&B No. 735 and one uncatalogued seal, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.284r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.191.
1.1.Spec.92   18 August [1438]
Quitclaim of William Talbot and Robert Crawforth of Newcastle upon Tyne to John Herrington chaplain and John Eland clerk of their right to a capital messuage in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, formerly belonging to Robert Clitheroe arm.
Witnesses: Lawrence Acton mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, John Chamber sheriff of the same, Robert of Heworth, Christopher Roche, Thomas Beawluff.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 18 August 16 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 330 x 80mm
Seal: G&B Nos.735 and 1438, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.284r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.191.
1.1.Spec.93
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.284v.
1.1.Spec.94   18 March 1433
Quitclaim by Thomas Popelay of Kingston upon Hull, of his right to William Bell, William Talbot and Robert Crawforth of Newcastle upon Tyne, with whom he was jointly seised of a capital messuage in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, through the grant of Thomas Penrith of Newcastle upon Tyne and Robert Newton of Kingston upon Hull, which messuage formerly belonged to Richard Clitheroe arm. Thomas Popelay quitclaims in respect of the messuage to William Bell, William Talbot and Robert Crawforth.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 18 March 1432/3 and 11 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 280 x 130 mm
Seal: Uncatalogued seal on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.284v-285r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.191.
1.1.Spec.95   7 January 1433
Grant of Thomas Penrith of Newcastle upon Tyne draper and Robert Newton of Kingston upon Hull to William Bell, William Talbot and Robert Crawforth of Newcastle upon Tyne of a capital messuage in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, formerly belonging to Richard Clitheroe arm.
Witnesses: Lawrence Acton mayor of Newcastle, Edward Bartram sheriff of Newcastle, John Wall, William Ellerby, William Hardyng of the same [town].
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 7 January 1432/3 and 11 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 270 x 110mm
Seal: G&B No. 1888 and another uncatalogued seal, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.285r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.190.
1.1.Spec.96
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.285r.
1.1.Spec.97   1 April [1403]
Grant of Richard Pikeburn son of Robert Pikeburn of Scawby to Richard Clitheroe of Newcastle upon Tyne of the reversion of a tenement held by William Coke for life by grant of William Bishopdale, along with an annual rent of 16d and other reversions of Bishopdale.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 1 April 4 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 290 x 50mm
Seal: Uncatalogued seal on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.285r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.188; Archaeologia Aeliana (Series 1, vol.iii), p.79.
1.1.Spec.98
Missing.
1.1.Spec.99   [?1331]
Charter by chirograph of Sibyl Gategang prioress and the convent of St Bartholomew's in Newcastle upon Tyne to John Wetherall cobbler of Newcastle upon Tyne of their stall (botha) in the market street, between the stalls of Thomas of Carlisle and Richard Fonde, rendering 6s a year payable at Pentecost and Martinmas, with right of distraint for forty days' arrears.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon chief bailiff of Newcastle, John of Denton, Gilbert Hankyn, Hugh of Hexham and Richard Scot under bailiffs, Lawrence of Durham, Adam Pagis, Gilbert of Duxfield, John Sapakape.
Endorsed “1331” [?by James Raine] (matches a date for one of Richard of Emeldon's mayoralties).
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 290 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No. 3523 on a parchment tag through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.286r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.176-177; H. Bourne, The History of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, (Newcastle 1736), p.194.
1.1.Spec.100   18 December [1318]
Grant of Willam Porter of Newcastle upon Tyne to Henry of Wallsend clerk of a messuage in Pampeden, Newcastle upon Tyne, between a messuage formerly of John de Barron and a messuage of Gilbert Hankyn, with a messuage in All Saints Street between a messuage of William of Blyth and one formerly of Thomas Palmer.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon mayor of Newcastle, Thomas ?Freshmarsh (de Frismar), Richard of Acton, William of Burneton and Gilbert Hankyn, then bailiffs of the same town, John son of John Scot, John of Wearmouth, Robert Tunnockman, Richard of Dalton, Richard Tunnockson, Adam Gunter, Roger Sigar, Gilbert of Carlisle.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Monday before St Thomas the Apostle 1318 and 12 Edward II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 220 x 190mm
Seal: Uncatalogued seal on a parchment tag through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.286v-287r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.181.
1.1.Spec.100*   [29 January] 1319
Grant of Henry of Wallsend clerk to William Porter burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne and Isabella his wife of a messuage in Pampeden, Newcastle upon Tyne, between a messuage of Gilbert Hankyn and a messuage formerly of John de Baron, with a messuage in All Saints Street between a messuage formerly of Thomas Palmer and one of William of Blyth.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon mayor of Newcastle, Thomas Freshmarsh (de Frismar), Richard of Acton, William of Burneton and Gilbert Hankyn bailiffs of the same town, John of Wearmouth, John Raynald, Roger of Kingston, Robert Tunnockman, Richard Tunnockson, Adam Gunter.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Monday before the Purification of the BVM 1318/9 and 12 Edward II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 250 x 170mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.287r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.181.
1.1.Spec.100†   13 December 1488
Lease by John [Auckland] prior of the cathedral church of Durham, with the consent of chapter, to George Younghusband of Newcastle upon Tyne, of a tenement in Pilgrim Street in Newcastle upon Tyne between the tenements of formerly John Carlisle arm on the north and the chantry of St Mary's church Benton to the south, and abutting on the street to the east and the stream called Lorburn to the west, dimensions detailed, from Martinmas last for 30 years, rendering annually at the exchequer in Durham at Pentecost and Martinmas 26s 8d, starting at Pentecost 1490, with distraints for default detailed, and with pledges on George Younghusband's behalf from Bertram Younghusband of Newcastle merchant and John Dansse of the same shoemaker.
Date: 13 December 1488.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 280 x 200mm
Seal: 3 unidentified seals, each on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.193.
1.1.Spec.101
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.287v-288r.
1.1.Spec.102   [8 February]1322
Grant of William Porter, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to Dom Thomas of Hylton chaplain, of a messuage in Pampeden, Newcastle upon Tyne, between the messuages of John Baron and Gilbert Hankyn, and a messuage in All Saints Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, between the messuages of William of Blyth and formerly Thomas de Palmer.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon mayor of Newcastle, Thomas Freshmarsh, Richard of Acton, Robert of Angreton and Gilbert Hawkyn then bailiffs of the same town, John son of John Scot, John of Wearmouth, John Raynald, Roger Syger, Adam Gunter, Adam Haunchard.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Monday after the Purification of the BVM 1321 and 16 Edward II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 250 x 110mm
Seal: Seal residue on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f. 288r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.181.
1.1.Spec.103   [2 November] 1332
Grant of Adam of Whitslaid of Newcastle upon Tyne tanner, and Matilda his wife, sister and heir of William Jolibody clerk, to John Shapacape burgess of an annual rent of 10s 8d from all his messuage formerly belonging to John of Sighall held in fee in Pilgrim Street, between the messuages formerly of Master William of Carlisle clerk and William Marshall, about which Matilda has sworn an oath of her own free will, not coerced by her husband, in the full court of Newcastle upon Tyne before the mayor and bailiffs of the town within the four benches of the court.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Richard Scot, Hugh of Hexham, John of Denton, and Gilbert Hankyn bailiffs of the said town, Robert of Haliwell, Alan Pulhore, John Paton, John Pantill.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Monday after SS Simon and Jude 1332 and 6 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 310 x 250mm
Seal: G&B Nos.782, 3738 and an uncatalogued third seal, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.288v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.182.
1.1.Spec.104   [?1290]
Grant of Hugh Tram and Dyonisia his wife to William Porter of Newcastle upon Tyne of all his land in All Saints Street formerly of William Dede, between the lands of Roger le Ruus and William Cuttereka, for a certain sum of money, rendering annually to the king a halfpenny at the statutory terms in the borough of Newcastle and to William Cuttereka and his heirs 12d at the two annual terms of Easter and Michaelmas.
Witnesses: Dom Henry le Eschot mayor, Hugh of Carlisle, Thomas of Carlisle, John le Eschot, John of Blakeden bailiffs, Henry de la Haie, Milo Air, Gilbert of Cowgate, Richard of Cowgate dyer, Robert of Norton, John of Stranton, John Fisherman (Piscator).
Dated from the same mayor and bailiffs as in 1.1.Spec.45.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 180 x 120mm
Seal: G&B No.2403 and an uncatalogued seal, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.289r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.178.
1.1.Spec.105   [12 September] 1318
Quitclaim of Thomas de la Haye, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to Thomas son of Hugh of Carlisle, of all his land in Newcastle upon Tyne in the Market Street opposite the nunnery between the land which John del Brome holds of the abbot and convent of Newminster and the land formerly of James Tanner.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon chief bailiff of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thomas of Freshmarsh, Richard of Acton, William of Burnton and Gilbert Hankyn bailiffs of the same town, Adam of Durham, William of Hartlepool, Nicholas of Carlisle, Robert de Crokedale, Robert le Sureys, John Poneray, William of Carlisle fuller.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tuesday after the Nativity of the BVM 1318 and 12 Edward II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 270 x 150mm
Seal: G&B Nos.899 and 1222, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.189r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.176.
1.1.Spec.106   18 April [1315]
Quitclaim of Alina, widow of Nicholas de Faudon of Newcastle upon Tyne, in her widowhood, to Lawrence of Durham, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, of her right in a messuage in Market Street, between the messuages of Adam Page on the north and Stephen Elgy on the south.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon chief bailiff of Newcastle upon Tyne, John son of Henry Scot, Thomas Freshmarsh, William of Burneton and John de Ellerker bailiffs of the same town, John Dayville, William of York, Richard of Corbridge, William del Burne, Otwer of Woodburn.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 18 April 8 Edward II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 230 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.955 on a parchment tag through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.289v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.176.
1.1.Spec.107   [18 February] 1332
Grant of Alice, formerly wife of Simon Algoy, in her widowhood to Dom John Pulhore chaplain, of [the reversion of] a messuage in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, between the messuages of William of Carlisle and Dom Adam of Colwell chaplain, which Robert Galon and his wife Mary hold for the life of Mary, and which then reverts to Alice.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thomas Davlyn, Hugh of Hexham, Robert of Haliwell, Waleron of Lumley, bailiffs of the same town, Robert Sorrais, Robert Coc, Alan Pulhore, John of Duxfield.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tuesday before St Peter in Cathedra 1331/2.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 240 x 110mm
Seal: Unidentified seal on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.289v-290r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.182.
1.1.Spec.108   [13 November 1339]
Power of attorney of John of Brinklow of Newcastle upon Tyne and Dyonisia his wife to Thomas of Lumley, son of Waleron of Lumley burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, granting seisin with 1d in part payment of a 7s annual rent from a messuage in Pampeden, Newcastle upon Tyne, payable at Pentecost and St Martin's according to their previous charter.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Saturday after St Martin in Winter 13 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 260 x 70mm
Seal: G&B No.396 on a tongue, with the stub [of another sealing tongue]
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.183.
1.1.Spec.109   [23 October] 1303
Grant of Nicholas de Faudune, burgess of Newcastle, to Lawrence of Teesdale and Idonia his wife of all his land with buildings etc in the Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, formerly belonging to Simon Coline, in width between the land of Stephen called Elgy and the land formerly of William called Cooper, and in length between the highway and the stream called Beleburne, rendering annually to the king 6d at the two terms of Easter and Michaelmas, to John son of John dyer of Newcastle upon Tyne 18s at the same terms, and to Nicholas Faudune and his heirs a grain of pepper at Christmas if asked for.
Witnesses: Nicholas of Carlisle mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thomas of Tynedale, Thomas Freshmarsh, John Thorald, Richard of Emeldon bailiffs of the same municipality, John Dayville, Wido of Barnard Castle, Adam Bradford, Adam Bradefot, John Coc, Stephen called Elgy, Luke Colevile.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 10 Kal. November 1303.
Endorsed (contemporary) including as Marketgate.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 280 x 130mm
Seal: Uncatalogued seal on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.290r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.175-176.
1.1.Spec.110   30 September [1432]
Power of attorney of Hugh Clitheroe of Kingston upon Hull merchant, appointing Thomas Swan and Henry Bakster of Newcastle upon Tyne to deliver seisin to Robert Clitheroe his son, Thomas Popelay, Thomas Penrith and Robert Newton of a capital messuage in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, and all his other lands and tenements in Newcastle upon Tyne.
At the request of Hugh Clitheroe, sealed by Thomas Marshall, mayor of Kingston upon Hull, with the seal of his office of mayor.
Date: Kingston upon Hull, 30 September 11 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 230 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.3736 and another uncatalogued seal each on a tongue, with a wrapping tie
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.290v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.190.
1.1.Spec.111   23 October 1474
Grant of John Robinson, merchant of Newcastle upon Tyne, and Joanna his wife, daughter and heir of William Bell, to Robert Sotheron clerk and Edmund Bell of a capital messuage in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, formerly held by Margaret wife of William Bell for life by the grant of John Herrington chaplain and John Eland clerk.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 23 October 1474 and 14 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 330 x120mm
Seal: Two uncatalogued seals each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.291r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.192.
1.1.Spec.112   26 October 1474
Quitclaim of Alice Bulmer widow, sister and heir of John Herrington chaplain, in her widowhood, to Robert Sotheron and Edmund Bell of her right to a capital messuage in Pilgrim Street Newcastle upon Tyne, as per 1.1.Spec.111.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 26 October 1474 and 14 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 330 x 100mm
Seal: G&B No.454 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.291r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.192.
1.1.Spec.113   3 January 1319
Grant of Henry of Ogle, son and heir of William of Ogle, formerly burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to Gilbert of Ogle burgess of the same town, his brother, of all his lands and tenements in the town.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Thomas Freshmarsh, Richard of Acton, William of Burneton and Gilbert Hankyn bailiffs of the same town, Nigel of Barnard Castle, John de Ellerker, Lawrence of Durham, John of Denton, William of York.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 3 January 1318/9 and 12 Edward II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 240 x 110mm
Seal: Uncatalogued seal on a parchment tag through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.291v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.174.
1.1.Spec.114   [?1290]
Sale by William son of Adam Cuttitta of Newcastle upon Tyne to William Porter of an annual rent of 12d from his land in Qugate in Newcastle upon Tyne, between the lands of Roger le Ruse and the said William.
Witnesses: Henry le Escot mayor, Thomas of Carlisle, Hugh of Carlisle, John le Escot, John of Blakeden bailiffs, Roger le Ruse, Robert of Norton.
Dated from the same mayor and bailiffs as in 1.1.Spec.45.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 190 x 100mm
Seal: Parchment [sealing] tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f. 292r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.178.
1.1.Spec.115   [c.1405]
King John in his 14th year gave to the men of Newcastle upon Tyne their town for a fee farm of £100, except for port dues, and he also gave to them 110s 6d assart rents. At this time the prior and convent of Durham had no property in Newcastle. Later, the heirs of Philip the sheriff gave to Ralph, prior and the convent of Durham, in satisfaction for a debt of £100 owed them by Philip, a house at Sandhill rendering annually 4d to the borough of Newcastle, which house the same prior later gave to Alan Gategang at an annual fee farm of 2 marks. Subsequently the property stood empty as their rentals testify, and was then demised as in the following recited grant. Since the charter of Prior Ralph to Alan Gategang does not have the year of grace, it should be noted that Ralph was prior for 19 years and died in 1233, that is 103 years before the coronation of King Edward III, since King Edward, in his 9th year, gave to the prior and convent of Durham for sustaining the monks on Farne Island, 13 marks 10s from the farm of Newcastle each year at Michaelmas by the hands of the mayor and bailiffs of [Newcastle]. But the mayor and bailiffs retained this rent for a number of years, so the prior took out an assize against them and recovered the rent and damages of £41 13s 4d in 25 Edward III, later confirmed by Henry IV, by virtue of a writ to the mayor and bailiffs, as 16 years had elapsed etc, and so it is recorded in ancient rentals that the the prior of Durham pays a rent of 13s 4d to the king. Not wishing to distrain the tenements whereform the rent issued, they detained a mark from the said 13 marks 10s as alms for the king, the justice of which has been questioned.
And it is recorded in the rentals of the Newcastle that Alan Gategang had been conceded the tenement for a rent of 2 marks, and in the roll of 34 Henry III in Northumberland the rents of 1 mark from Alan Gategang and 1 mark from the prior of Durham are recorded.
And William Redmarshall sheriff of the city of Newcastle answers in his account for 1 Henry IV for the said 2 marks.
And it is recorded in certain rentals that Henry Gategang for 2 messuages at Sandhill paid the same serjeant 13s 4d, and the prior of Durham paid 13s 4d, and thus the farm was paid in the time of Richard Horsley sheriff of Northumberland in 37 Edward III, and also 2 marks from Henry Gategang and the prior of Durham [were paid] in the time of John Chamber sheriff of the said town.
And in the account of Bertram Monboucher sheriff of Northumberland 5 Richard II it is recorded that Henry Gategang for the 2 messuages paid 1 mark and the prior of Durham also 1 mark.
Endorsed (contemporary) including as handed over to Master Robert Wearmouth.
Parchment roll, 1m
Size: 540 x 170mm
   [13 December 1311]
Grant of Nicholas son and heir of John Scott of Newcastle upon Tyne to John son of William Poy of the same, of his stone houses called Salaria Regis in Bolburn between the messuage formerly of John Bubhand and his vennell which goes to the house of William son of Gilbert, rendering annually to the king 13s 4d at the feasts of St Cuthbert in September and Martin, to the prior and convent of Durham 26s 8d at Pentecost and St Martin, and to himself 30s at Easter and Michaelmas.
Witnesses: Richard Emeldon bailiff of the said town, Thomas of Carlisle, Thomas Freshmarsh etc.
Date: [Newcastle upon Tyne], Monday St Lucy the Virgin 5 Edward II.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.195.
1.1.Spec.116   25 September 1334
Grant of Thomas of Carlisle of Newcastle upon Tyne to Peter son of Peter Graper and Cecilia his wife and the heirs of their bodies of his patronage of a chantry at the altar of the St Mary in the church of All Saints in Newcastle upon Tyne, so that they are to assign the chantry to a chaplain to celebrate divine service at the said altar, saving to himself the right to appoint if it falls vacant another time during his life, with reversion to his right heirs.
Witnesses: John of Denton mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, Hugh of Hexham, Gilbert Hankyn, Richard Scot, and Waleron of Lumley bailifs of Newcastle, Robert of Haliwell, Richard of Acton, Robert de Castro, John of Carlisle, John of Galway, John Freshmarsh, Richard of Galway.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 25 September 1334 and 8 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 230 x 130mm
Seal: G&B No.1334 and an uncatalogued seal, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.287r, omitting several witnesses.
2.1.Spec.1
= 2.1.Pont.9.
2.1.Spec.2
= 1.1.Pap.25, missing.
2.1.Spec.3   [28 January 1280]
Inspeximus of Richard [of Claxton] prior and the convent of Durham of the following charter.
Date: Durham, 5 Kal. February year as above.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through, lined
Size: 145 x 215mm
Seal: G&B No.3427, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
    [8 September] 1279
Charter of Robert [de Insula] bishop of Durham granting to Henry of Horncastle, prior, and the monks of Coldingham “unam placeam ad habitandum” in the vill of Holy Island on the north of Lamesete 120 feet long and wide, rendering at the Norham exchequer 6d at the four Norhamshire terms.
Witnesses: Doms Guichard de Charron steward of Durham, Thomas of Herrington, John son of Marmaduke knights; and Masters Alan of Easingwold, John Hok, Robert Avenel and Nicholas Appleby.
Date: [North]allerton, 6 Id. September 1279.
2.1.Spec.4
= 4.2.Pont.9.
2.1.Spec.5   12 January [1379]
Grant by Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham to the prior and convent of Durham, as the prior and convent of Durham with the agreement of the prior of Holy Island have granted that a certain special prayer will be said daily at high mass in the church of Holy Island in his memory, and that after his death a solemn mass will be said on the anniversary of his death in perpetuity, a messuage on Holy Island, formerly held by Thomas of Lumsden (Lommesden), which escheated to the bishop as the said Thomas sided with the Scots, in free and perpetual alms.
Date: Durham, by the hand of William of Elmeden, the bishop's chancellor, 12 January Pont. 34. By privy seal letter.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 330mm
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.21v-22r and Cart. IV, f.1v.
2.1.Spec.6   [early 13th century]
Submission by Robert son of Robert de Muscamp, if he should forget to pay his tithes from the meadows and the mill to the church of Holy Island, to the jurisdiction of the abbot of [Easby] and the prior of St Martin Richmond.
Witnesses: the chapter of Northumberland.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 155mm
Seal: Part of an unidentified seal, plain, round, 50mm, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Recited in: DCD 2.1.Spec.7 next below.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.118.
2.1.Spec.7   [early 13th century]
Mandate of the abbot of Easby and the prior of St Martin Richmond to Robert son of Robert de Muscamp, having received the following submission, to appear before them on Friday next after the Invention of the Holy Cross in Richmond parish church to answer for not having paid his tithes.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 160mm
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.9v and Cart. IV, f.3r.
Extracted: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.118.
   [early 13th century]
Submission by Robert son of Robert de Muscamp, if he should forget to pay his tithes from the meadows and the mill to the church of Holy Island, to the jurisdiction of the abbot of [Easby] and the prior of St Martin Richmond.
Witnesses: the chapter of Northumberland.
2.1.Spec.8   14 March 1353
Notarial instrument recording a process before the official of the bishop of Durham between the prior and convent of Durham, having the parish of Holy Island to their own use, plaintiffs on the one part, represented by their proctor Master William de Whalton'; and Gilbert Douff', Adam Brouse, John Day, Alan Patteson, Nicholas Forestar', William Gretword', John Lang', Robert son of William, William son of Hugh, John son of William, Adam son of Adam Lang', John Hyne, John Sout', Robert Knorpyng, Robert Pott', William Gunson', John Malkynsone, Mac Sout', Marjory Grubbe, Isolde daughter of the priest, [names spelt as they first appear in the entry] inhabitants of Lowick and parishioners of Holy Island, defendants on the other part, represented by their proctor Master Adam of Billingham; reciting a libel brought by the proctor of the plaintiffs stating that the defendants were bound to carry the harvests of wheat, barley, oats, beans, peas and other crops of the parishes of Holy Island and Norham (excepting those of the demesne lands of Ancroft, Fenwick and le Castelfeld' ) to the doors of the barns of these parishes for tithing, and to send the tithes to the prior and convent and their minister; the said religious being in full possession of the tithes of these parishes; and that the defendants took the corn tithes of Lowick of the months of August, September and October of 1351 and 1352 and maliciously threw them into pits for consumption by animals, incurring excommunication by authority of the Durham synodal constitution “Quamvis deus”; and asking that the defendants be compelled to pay their tithes in which the official, after appointing the Thursday after St Gregory [14 March] for hearing evidence, found the libel to be proved, and declared that the tithes should be paid, in the manner described.
Witnesses: Masters Hugh of Teesdale and William of Farnham, clerks of the court of Durham, advocates and NPs; Geoffrey of Heyforth; Dom John of Barnard Castle, chaplain and dean of Christianity of Durham, from the dioceses of York, Lincoln and Durham.
Date: Galilee, Durham, 14 March 1352/3.
Notaries: Simon of Newton, clerk of Durham diocese, NP by apostolic authority; William of Farnham, clerk of York diocese, NP by apostolic authority; Hugh Dalman of Teesdale, clerk of York diocese, NP by apostolic authority, eschatocols recited.
Parchment, 1m, some gnawing of the left edge
Size: 560 x 425mm
Copies: DCD Cart.I, f.243r-244r; Reg.II, f.144r-145r.
Digitised material for Notarial instrument recording tenant obligations in the parish of Holy Island - DCD 2.1.Spec.8
2.1.Spec.9   15 June 1353
Notarial instrument recording a sentence in a case of tithes before the official of the bishop of Durham between the prior and convent of Durham, through William of Walton their proctor, and Alan of Heaton, through Master Alan of Billingham his proctor, reciting the libel that Alan of Heaton had not paid his tithes for August, September and October 1351 and 1352 from two carucates in the fields of Lowick, with the sentence that he should pay his tithes at the doors of barns of the parish of Holy Island and Norham.
Witnesses: Masters Hugh of Teesdale advocate of the court of Durham, Adam of Tanfield rector of St Mary in the North Bailey Durham; Geoffrey of Heyforth clerk of Lincoln diocese.
Date: Galilee, Durham, 15 June 1353.
Notary: John Nesbit clerk of Durham diocese, NP by apostolic authority, eschatocol recited.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 380 x 470mm
Decoration: decorated initial “I”
Libel in DCD Reg. I, f.i.43r.
2.1.Spec.9a   22 August 1354
Notarial instrument recording that Thomas Medelam gent of Alnmouth affirmed that his progenitors were and he now was the true patron of the chantry of St Mary the Virgin and St Margaret in the parish church of Holy Island and, for the love of St Cuthbert and the church of Durham, he now gave all this right to the prior and convent of Durham.
Witnesses: Peter Bernard, Edward Patenson, and Edward Noteman of Durham diocese.
Date: the house of the prior of Durham commonly called the Guest Hall, 22 August 1354.
Notary: John Whitehead clerk of Coventry and Lichfield diocese. NP by apostolic and imperial authority, eschatocol recited.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 265 x 330mm
Decoration: decorated initial “I”
2.1.Spec.9b   2 June 1495
Lease by Thomas [Castell] prior of Durham, with the consent of his fellow-monks, to William Heith, merchant of Holy Island, of one burgage, newly constructed, lying in Prior Row, Holy Island, between burgages of the prior and of Thomas Gray of Horton, knight, to the south and north respectively; to be held by William and his assigns from Whitsun next to come for 21 years; rendering yearly therefor during the term, to the prior and his successors or to the prior of Holy Island, 13s 4d in equal portions at Martinmas and Whitsun, and 20s for the last year of the said term, in equal portions at the same feasts, with the first term of payment beginning at Martinmas after the date of the presents; and, if the said farms of 13s 4d or of 20s should be in arrears in whole or in part for forty days after any feast at which it ought to be paid, it shall be allowed to the prior and his successors to enter the burgage and distrain therefor, and remove the distrained goods and retain and sell them irredeemably; and to keep for their own use moneys taken for the said farm and arrears; and, as often as the said farms should be in arrears in whole or in part for a quarter of a year after any feast at which it ought to be paid, it shall be allowed to the prior and his successors to re-enter the burgage and whatsoever part thereof and possess it as originally, notwithstanding the present lease; and the prior and his successors will repair and maintain the hall, chamber and kitchen of the said burgage at their own expense during the whole of the said term, with William and his heirs and assigns repairing and maintaining all other buildings of the burgage during the said term at their will and at their own expense.
Date: 2 June 1495.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 230 x 295mm
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.293r; Reg.V, f.34v.
2.1.Spec.10   6 November [1464]
Language:   English
Mortgage (layd in wedd) by John Harbottle (Herbotyll) of Harehope to Edmund Borell of Fenton for £6 13s 4d of John Harbottle's land in Holy Island lately held by John Jevyn the elder and those lands in Holy Island “bygged and nought bygged” which descended to John Harbottle from his father John Harbottle late marshal of Berwick.
Date: Doddington in Glendale, Northumberland, 6 November 4 Edward IV.
Endorsed (c.1500) as a mortgage.
Paper, 1p, indented head, wavy
Size: 120 x 300mm
Seal: G&B No.1254, encircled by rush, applied to the face of the document
2.1.Spec.11   26 November [1482]
Grant by John Harbottle (Herbotell) of Harehope, armiger, to John Reyd of his capital messuage called Herbotell place and a messuage with gardens, tofts and crofts called Necolsons landes on Holy Island with other lands held by Alexander Burrell by way of mortgage now cancelled, for 4d per year payable on the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist.
Date: Holy Island, 26 November 22 Edward IV.
Parchment,1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 160 x 300mm
Seal: G&B No.1254, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Duplicate: DCD 2.1.Spec.12 next below.
2.1.Spec.12   26 November [1482]
Duplicate of DCD 2.1.Spec.11.
Parchment,1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 140 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.1254, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
2.1.Spec.13   26 November [1482]
Grant of power of attorney by John Harbottle (Herbotell) of Harehope, armiger, to George Reyd to deliver seisin of his capital messuage called Herbotell place and a messuage with gardens, tofts and crofts called Necolsons landes on Holy Island with other lands held by Alexander Burrell by way of mortgage to John Reyd, and also to receive the now cancelled mortgage.
Date: 26 November 22 Edward IV.
Parchment,1m
Size: 120 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.1254, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
2.1.Spec.14   24 October [1495]
Grant of power of attorney by John Reyd of Holy Island to Roland Ogle to receive seisin of messuages with gardens, tofts and crofts on Holy Island known as Herbottell place and Nicolsons landes, and the lands formerly held by Alexander Burrell, and to deliver seisin of them to Oswald Ogle, Roland Hebburn and George Horsley.
Date: 24 October 11 Henry VII.
Endorsed (contemporary) as being letters of attorney to deliver seisin to Oswald Ogle etc to the use of the prior there.
Parchment,1m
Size: 65 x 255mm
Seal: Uncatalogued seal, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
2.1.Spec.15   20 October [1495]
Quitclaim by John Reyd of Holy Island to Oswald Ogle, Roland Hebburn and George Horsley of his right to messuages with gardens, tofts and crofts on Holy Island known as Herbottell place and Nicolsons landes, and various other lands there.
Date: Holy Island, 20 October 11 Henry VII.
Endorsed (contemporary) as being a release by John Rede to Oswald Ogle and others in the name of the prior of Holy Island.
Parchment,1m
Size: 70 x 250mm
Seal: Uncatalogued seal, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
2.1.Spec.16   8 June 1514
Quitclaim by Oswald Ogle of Holy Island and Roland Hebburn of the same to the prior and convent of Durham of his right to a messuage in the vill of Holy Island called Harbotells place and various other messuages, gardens, tofts and crofts called Nicolsonlandes.
Date: Holy Island, 8 June 1514.
Parchment,1m
Size: 105 x 285mm
Seal: Two uncatalogued seals, each on a tongue, with a wrapping tie
2.1.Spec.17
Apparently never existed.
2.1.Spec.18   [mid 13th century]
Grant of Gilbert of Beal (Beyl) to God, St Cuthbert of the Isle and the monks serving God in that place, to sustain the lights in the great church of the same place, in pure and perpetual alms, of a toft with curtilage in the Island that Gilbert his son had held of his gift and which he had then given to God and to Cuthbert to sustain the lights, which toft lies near his hall to the south which Wybern formerly held of him, for the souls of himself, his ancestors and successors, and for the prayers which the monks may eternally offer up for him, and if he or his heirs cannot warrant the toft then they will exchange it for others of their lands in Holy Island to the same value by view of the prior and monks of Holy Island and other good men there.
Witnesses: Robert of Kirkham constable of Norham, Dom Robert of Clifford, Dom William of Scremerston, William the younger of the same, John of Haggerston, Henry of Berrington, William of Harrop, Patrick of Goswick, Adam of Buckton, William son of Albert of Beal, Henry of Coldingham, Roger of Buckton, John Cook of Holy Island.
Endorsed (c1300) as a charter of Gilbert Behil.
Parchment,1m
Size: 100 x 240mm
Seal: G&B No.180, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.10r, omitting the last five witnesses.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.119.
2.1.Spec.19   [c.1259]
Grant of Gilbert of Beal (Beyl) to God, St Mary and St Cuthbert of Holy Island and the monks serving God there, in pure and perpetual alms, to sustain lights for St Mary and St Cuthbert in the great church there, of 9 acres of arable land in Gilbert's demesne in the field of Beal, that is 6 acres in Haufurlang and 3 acres in Lekewyc, for the souls of himself, his ancestors and successors, and for the prayers which the monks may eternally offer up for him, and if he or his heirs cannot warrant the land then they will exchange it by view of faithful men and monks of Holy Island.
Witnesses: Robert of Kirkham constable of Norham, Dom Robert of Clifford, Dom William of Scremerston, William the younger of the same, John of Haggerston, Henry of Berrington, Patrick of Goswick, John son of Constantine of the same, William of Harrop.
Gilbert's grant is not dated but is in the same hand as Bishop Kirkham's confirmation.
Parchment,1m
Size: 150 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.180, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Duplicate: DCD 2.1.Spec.21.
Inspeximus: DCD 3.2.Pont.3.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.10r-v, omitting the last four witnesses.
Printed (original): J. Raine, History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.119.
2.1.Spec.20
= 3.2.Pont.3.
2.1.Spec.21   [c.1259]
Duplicate of DCD 2.1.Spec.19.
Parchment,1m
Size: 140 x 170mm
Seal: Parchment sealing tag through 3 slits in a turnup
2.1.Spec.22   [mid 13th century]
Confirmation by James of Holburn, for the souls of his mother and father and his ancestors, to God and St Cuthbert of Holy Island and the monks serving God there, in pure and perpetual alms, of a grant of all of his peat-moss (petariam) lying between Emelfald and Schelehou, with bounds of up to the way as contained in the charter of the monks and then from the way that crosses the middle of the peat-moss towards the east up to the way which leads by Schelhou towards Fenwick, with pasture for horses and oxen carrying peats as long as they are carrying them, with free passage over any of his land for doing so, and also an acre of land in the south part of the monks' land towards Tuichemorelaune for building a sheepfold near the monks' land.
Witnesses: Dom Robert of Muscamp, Odenell of Ford, Robert of Akeld, Robert Manners, Hugh de Morewic, Robert of Clifford, William of Rock, William of Bowsden, Henry of Detchant, William son of Ulkill.
Parchment,1m
Size: 150 x 220mm
Seal: G&B No.1401 on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.10v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.115.
2.1.Spec.23a   [mid 13th century]
Confirmation by James of Holburn, for the souls of his mother and father and his ancestors, to God and St Cuthbert of Holy Island and the monks serving God there, in pure and perpetual alms, of a grant of all that land lying between the croft of the hospital [of St John of Jerusalem] and the bridge known as Fulebrige in the vill of Holburn to the toft and croft being built and the meadow of Buchestre up to the road, saving the lands which the men of the vill had already enclosed and cultivated, with also common right of pasture over the whole vill over the demesne cultivated land and the pasture after the hay had been removed, for 200 sheep with their followers (sequela) of a year up to the feast of St John the Baptist next following, and likewise for 15 cows and a bull with their followers of 2 years, and all these animals are also to have free pasture within his woods in winter and summer up to the way that descends from the marsh of Kathou towards the vill of Buckton, and if the monks' animals trespass over these bounds they are to pay 1d per 20 cows and 1d per 24 sheep, and the monks can take from his wood what timber they might need for building and enclosing the said land by view of his forester.
Witnesses: Dom Robert of Muscamps, Odenell of Ford, Robert of Akeld, Robert Manners, Robert of Clifford, William of Bowsden, William of Rock, Henry of Detchant, William son of Ulkill.
Parchment,1m
Size: 220 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.1401 on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.11r, omitting the last 8 witnesses.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.116-117.
2.1.Spec.23b   [mid 13th century]
Duplicate of DCD 2.1.Spec.23a with Walter son of Geoffrey of Holburn added to the witnesses.
Parchment,1m
Size: 175 x 225mm
Seal: G&B No.1401 on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
2.1.Spec.24   [mid 13th century]
Submission by James son of David of Holburn, if he should forget to pay the tithes due from his waters, meadows, mill and anything else liable for tithe, to the church of Holy Island, to the jurisdiction of the abbot of [Easby] and the prior of St Martin Richmond.
Witnesses: Masters Walter of Abergavenny, Henry of Melsonby and Walter of Selby.
Parchment,1m
Size: 50 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.1401 on a parchment tag through a slit in the foot
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.11v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.115.
2.1.Spec.25   [c.1284 x 1300]
Inspeximus by James the third of Holburn of the following charter of James his grandfather; and in addition in exchange for the right to timber from his woods for building and enclosing the land, a rent of 2s from his land in Holburn which Henry Templeman used to hold, annually at the two terms of Pentecost and Martinmas, as is deatiled in a cyrograph between himself and Roger formerly prior of Holy Island, and if the land becomes vacant over time then the rent is to come from his other tenement in Holburn; and he furthermore gives to William of Middleton prior of Holy Island and the monks there pasture in the vill of Holburn for 200 wethers (multones) as his grandfather had given for 200 sheep, and if the prior and monks do not have the full number of cows, sheep and wethers as specified, they can make up the numbers with other animals; and the prior and monks have given him licence to enclose a place in his wood called La Nethirthik and another place on the south side of the vill called Holstrothir for making a meadow from Cokfurlang to Plimor and then westwards to the land that Thomas of Hall formerly held which meadow he will hold from 1 February until the hay is taken away, with it being common pasture for the prior and monks thereafter.
Witnesses: Doms Walter of Huntercombe, Robert Manners, Henry of Detchant milites; Walter of Rothbury then constable of Norham, William de Muscamps, William de la Bar.
Parchment,1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 250 x 360mm
Seal: G&B No.1402 on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.117-118.
   [mid 13th century]
Confirmation by James of Holburn, for the souls of his mother and father and his ancestors, to God and St Cuthbert of Holy Island and the monks serving God there, in pure and perpetual alms, of a grant of all that land lying between the croft of the hospital [of St John of Jerusalem] and the bridge known as Fulebrige in the vill of Holburn to the toft and croft being built and the meadow of Buchestre up to the road, saving the lands which the men of the vill had already enclosed and cultivated, with also common right of pasture over the whole vill over the demesne cultivated land and the pasture after the hay had been removed, for 200 sheep with their followers (sequela) for a year up to the feast of St John the Baptist next following, and likewise for 15 cows and a bull with their followers of 2 years, and all these animals are also to have free pasture within his woods in winter and summer.
Witnesses: Dom Robert of Muscamps, Odenell of Ford, Robert of Akeld, Robert Manners, Robert of Clifford, William of Bowsden, William of Rock, Henry of Detchant, William son of Ulkill, Walter son of Geoffrey of Holburn.
2.1.Spec.26
Missing.
2.1.Spec.27   [29 September] 1275
Quitclaim of Adam son of Robert Templeman of Holburn to the prior and monks of Holy Island of his right in a common peat-moss which Dom James of Holburn gave to the prior and monks, and also to his request for a quarter of wheat, a mantle and a tunic from them.
Witnesses: Dom John Marmaduke constable of Norham, William of Scremerston sr, William [of Scremerston] jr, Eustace of Goswick, John [of Goswick], John of Sheepmanford clerk, Walter of Chatton, Robert of Buckton, William of Thornton clerk.
Date: Holy Island, Sunday Michaelmas 1275.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 140 x 190mm
Seal: Parchment sealing tag through a slit in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.116.
2.1.Spec.28   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim of Adam son of Robert Templeman of Holburn to the prior and monks of Holy Island of his right in a common peat-moss which Dom James of Holburn gave to the prior and monks, and also in an acre of land at Ivywoodwell and another acre of land which the said monks have of the gift of James of Holburn on the east part of the vaccary of the prior and monks in the monks' close, and of all the issues that the monks have from the common pasture in the vill and field of Holburn given them by James of Holburn or David his father, for all of which the prior and monks have given him 40s.
Witnesses: Dom Richard Morin, Dom Robert of Clifford, Dom William of Muscamp, Dom William de Turberville, William of Detchant, Elias of Holburn, Peter of Wingate, William de Hupac, John of ?Barmoor (Beyrmor), William son of Isabel of Barmoor, William Coldebenis, Thomas Marshall.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 210mm
Seal: Parchment sealing tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.116.
2.1.Spec.29   [later 13th century]
Confirmation by Brother Robert Grosthette, formerly master and warden of the hospital of St John of Chibburn, of the quitclaim made by Adam son of Robert Templeman, their tenant of Holburn, to the same monks and prior of the Isle, of the peat-moss in the territory of Holburn, a pasture, an acre at Ivywoodwell and another acre to the east of their vaccary, and their issues, given by James of Holburn or his father David, with boundary descriptions, with free entry and exit, and confirming also to them any rights contained within any other charters given before this one, by James of Howburn.
Witnesses: Brother John de Cravinne preceptor of the Hospital of St John of Chibburn, Dom Richard Morin, Dom William of Muscamps, William of Detchant, John of Barmoor, William de Hupac, Elias of Holburn, Peter of Wingate, William Coldebenis, Thomas Marshall, William of Harrop, Alan and Robert then clerks of Chibburn.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 200mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.13v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.116.
2.1.Spec.30   [mid 13th century]
Grant by James of Holburn, in addition to the common pasture given by his father and himself to the monks of Holy Island for 200 sheep to have in the pasture of Holburn, for the souls of his father and mother and his ancestors, to William prior of Holy Island and the monks there, of common pasture in the territory of Holburn except corn and meadows, for 200 sheep that is 100 wethers and 100 ewes with their lambs (sequela) of 3 years, in free and perpetual alms.
Witnesses: Robert chaplain of Lowick (Louuuuhc), William chaplain of Holy Island, John chaplain of Norham, Patrick of Goswick, Gilbert of Beal (Behil), Adam of Buckton, John his son, Adam deacon.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 220mm
Seal: G&B No.401 or 402, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.14r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.117.
2.1.Spec.31    [mid 13th century]
Quitclaim of Richard of Thirsk (Tresc) to the monks of Holy Island of his right in the common pasture of the peat-moss given them by James of Holburn, lying between Emelfald and Schelhou and similarly common pasture in an acre at Fulebrigge lying near the monks' lands to the east.
Witnesses: William and Henry, chaplains, Roger of Lowlynn clerk, Walter Fleming, Hugh son of Ralph, Thomas Brun.
Parchment, 1m, diamond-shaped hole cut in the centre
Size: 90 x 170mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.14v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.115.
2.1.Spec.32   [26 January 1279]
Quitclaim of Robert son and heir of William of Chyvington and his wife Christiana to God, St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Holy Island, of his right in respect of the inheritance of his father or mother in 48 acres of land in Holburn, given them by the gift of William his father and Christiana his mother in free and perpetual alms, for which quitclaim the monks have paid one mark of silver to Robert.
Witnesses: Doms Michael de Killin, William Hayron, William of Middleton, William of Ulcester, Henry of Detchant, Ralph of Eschikgden, milites, John de Lithgrayns, John de Chepmanford, William of Newton.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, morrow of the conversion of St Paul, 7 Edward I.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 140 x 230mm
Seal: Parchment sealing tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.118.
2.1.Spec.33   [c.1220s x 1240s]
Grant by David of Holburn to God, St Cuthbert of Holy Island and the monks there, in pure and perpetual alms, of 40 cartloads yearly from his peat-moss at Holburn, with pasturage within his land for the horses and oxen carrying the 40 loads, in pure and perpetual alms.
Witnesses: Ralph prior of Holy Island, Odenell of Ford, Robert of Akeld, Roger de Hameldona, Robert de Hameldona, Henry of Detchant, Robert of Clifford sheriff of Norham, Patrick of Cheswick, Gilbert of Beal, Patrick of Goswick, Henry of Goswick, Roger clerk of Lowlynn, Eustace of Holy Island.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.1399, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.115.
2.1.Spec.34   [mid 13th century]
Quitclaim by Alice daughter of Roger Piteman of Holburn, for the souls of her father and mother and her ancestors, to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Holy Island, in free and perpetual alms, of her right to the peat-moss granted to them by James of Holburn her lord in his charter, between the cultivation of Emelfald and the way in the east which leads from the foot of Raveneshou through the middle of the peat-moss towards Kyloe.
Witnesses: Odenell of Ford, Robert of Akeld, Robert Manners, Willliam of Ulcester, Henry of Detchant, Alexander Marshall of Middleton, Walter of Witton, William of Bowsden, William son of Ulkill of Chatton, Richard of Bowsden, Richard of Thirsk clerk, William of Hexham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 160mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.15r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.116.
2.1.Spec.35   [mid 13th century]
Quitclaim by Walter son of Geoffrey of Holburn, with the assent of Alice daughter of Roger Piteman of Holburn his wife, for the souls of his father and mother and his ancestors, to God, St Cuthbert of Holy Island and the monks there, in pure and perpetual alms, of his right to the peat-moss granted to them by James of Holburn her lord in his charter, between the cultivation of Emelfald and the way in the east which leads from the foot of Raveneshou through the middle of the peat-moss towards Kyloe.
Witnesses: Odenell of Ford, Robert of Akeld, Robert Manners, Willliam of Ulcester, Henry of Detchant, Alexander Marshall of Middleton, Walter of Witton, William of Bowsden, William son of Ulkill of Chatton, Richard of Bowsden, Richard of Thirsk clerk, William of Hexham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 160 x 110mm
Seal: G&B No.1403, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.15r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.116.
2.1.Spec.36   [mid 13th century]
Grant by Robert of Muscamps to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham, of all his land in the territory of Holburn, in the same manner as in the gifts of James of Holburn, Roger Piteman, William son of John of Bamburgh and Christiana his wife to God and St Cuthbert of Holy Island and the monks there.
Witnesses: Dom John Wascelin constable of Bamburgh, Dom Robert Manners, Richard de Restun, Richard of Thirsk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.1848, now loose, originally on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.15v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.117.
2.1.Spec.37   [mid 13th century]
Mandate by the abbot of [Easby] and the prior of St Martin's Richmond to James son of David of Holburn, reciting the following submission, to appear before them in the parish church of Richmond on the morrow of the Invention of the Holy Cross to answer concerning the payment of his tithes to the church of Holy Island.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 165mm
Seal: G&B Nos. 3461 and possibly 3534, each on a tongue, with a wrapping tie
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.15v-16r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.115.
   [mid 13th century]
Submission by James son of David of Holburn, if he should forget to pay the tithes due from his waters, meadows, mill and anything else liable for tithe, to the church of Holy Island, to the jurisdiction of the abbot of [Easby] and the prior of St Martin Richmond.
Original: DCD 2.1.Spec.24.
2.1.Spec.38
Cross-reference to 2.1.Spec.22.
3.1.Spec.39   [late 12th century]
Grant of Walter of Holy Island (de Insula) to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham, in free, pure and perpetual alms, of 100 acres of land given him by Robert of Umfraville following the death of the latter's father, in addition to his land in Newtown in Coquetdale.
Witnesses: Richard de Punchard, Gilbert the chamberlain, Hugh de Moun, Roland son of Richard, Aze the steward, Robert of Stockton, John of Kettun, Alan de Ferie, Roger son of Colbein, Gerard de la Haie.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 220mm
Seal: G&B No.1613, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
3.1.Spec. is numbered in continuation from 2.1.Spec
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.142; Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.3n.
3.1.Spec.40   [1234 x 1244]
Grant by Thomas [of Melsonby], prior and the convent of the church of Durham, to Thomas of Holy Island, of all the land in Coquetdale given by his father Walter and confirmed in the latter's charter in perpetuity, namely 100 acres of land formerly held of them by Adam of Maxton, for the sum of one mark of silver a year, payable in equal amounts at Pentecost and Michaelmas.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, some letters cut through
Size: 110 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.1614, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.100r, and Cart. II, f.16r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.142; Feodarium prioratus Dunelmensis , ed. W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.3n.
3.1.Spec.41   [12 March] 1348
Grant by Robert Manners miles and lord of Berrington to Dom William of Middleham and Dom Robert of Dalton chaplains of a messuage with a garden containing a rod and a perch of land in Berrington on the north of the vill, between the tenement held by John son of Thomas on the east and the highway called Le Lonynges on the west, rendering to Robert for life a hewing-axe (dolabrum) worth 1d yearly at the Nativity.
Witnesses: Dom Thomas Gray constable of Norham, Dom William Heron and Dom John Heron milites, Alan of Heaton, Robert of Haggerston, Robert of Clifford, Alexander of Cheswick then monks, William clerk of Goswick and many others.
Date: Berrington, Wednesday the feast of St Gregory the pope 1347/8.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 240mm
Seal: G&B No.1698, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.16v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.131
3.1.Spec.42   [12 March] 1348
Language:   French
Appointment by Robert Manners chivaler of Gilbert of Elwick and John of Berrington as his attornies to deliver seisin of a messuage containing a rod and a perch in Berrington to William of Middleham and Robert of Dalton chaplains.
Date: Berrington, Wednesday the feast of St Gregory 1347/8.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 60 x 290mm
Seal: G&B No.1698, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie
3.1.Spec.43a   [late 12th century]
Grant by Thomas of Bowsden (Bollesdun) to God, St Mary, St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham, in pure and perpetual alms, of half a carucate of land in Bowsden of his demesne with common pasture, and a croft, formerly Grim's, with a garden, for the salvation of the body and soul of his lord Thomas de Muschans, who gave him all his land, and for the soul of his wife Matilda and their heirs, and for the souls of himself and all his ancestors and successors; and the said monks have conceded to him the same land for his life, rendering to them annually two cakes of wax (cereos) of two pounds, one at each feast of St Cuthbert; and if God inspires him to change his life, the monks will take him into their consortium, and they will possess this land, and if he dies a secular man, they will provide a service for him as for one of their professed own, and then they will possess this land; and if any is tempted to infringe this gift, they are to be excluded from the consortium of the elect.
Witnesses: Geoffrey of Lowick steward, Thomas de Muschans, Master Walter of Haddington, Solomon the clerk, Walter the steward, Simon the chamberlain, Ralph son of Roger, Robert son of Terri, Robert Coco, Uthred Waleis, Adam son of Robert, Geoffrey the servant (homine) of Geoffrey the steward.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 230mm
Seal: G&B No.304, on a parchment tag, with a line of prick holes down it, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD. 3.1.Spec.43b; Cart. II, f.17r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.136
3.1.Spec.43b   [late 12th century]
?Draft of 3.1 Spec. 43a, with some interlineations, and omitting the common pasture.
Endorsed (c.1500) as copia.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 180mm
3.1.Spec.44    [late 12th century]
Grant by Thomas of Bowsden, with the consent of his father Ulkill, to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham, in pure and perpetual alms, of a carucate of land in Bowsden of his demesne, with two tofts, one formerly Grim's, with a garden, and the other in the vill, free of all services and exactions and multure , with common pasture and the remaining easements of the vill, for the salvation of the body and soul of his lord Thomas de Muschans, who gave this land to him free of all services, and for the salvation of the soul of his wife Matilda and her heirs, and the salvation of his soul and those of all his ancestors and successors; and if God inspires him to change his life, the monks will take him into their consortium, and they will possess this land, and if he dies a secular man, they will provide a service for him as for one of their professed own, and then they will possess this land; and if any is tempted to infringe this gift, they are to be excluded from the consortium of the elect.
Witnesses: Alan of Wallsend, Richard the engineer, Walter the steward, Ralph son of Roger, Robert Coquo, Hwatlingo the porter, Thomas de Seurvetun and Walter of Ketton.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 210mm
Seal: G&B No.305, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.96r-v; Cart. II, f.16v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.136-137.
3.1.Spec.45   [late 12th century]
Grant by Thomas of Bowsden, with the consent of his father Ulkill who left him as his heir in Bowsden before he transferred to the monastery of Durham where he died in the habit of a monk, to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham, of a carucate of land with the tofts of Grim and Godfrey in the vill of Bowsden, in pure and perpetual alms, with common pasture and the remaining easements of the vill, and a mark from his mill of Bowsden annually on the day of his anniversary to the monks' refectory, for the souls of his father and mother, for the salvation of his own body and soul, and those of his lord Thomas de Muschans, who gave this land to him free of all services, and for the salvation of his wife Matilda and their heirs, and his ancestors and successors; and if God inspires him to change his life, the monks will take him into their consortium, and they will possess this land, and if he dies a secular man, they will provide a service for him as for one of their professed own, and then they will possess this land; and if any is tempted to infringe this gift, they are to be excluded from the consortium of the elect.
Witnesses: Master Adam of Eccles, Master Richard of Coldingham, Walter de Rasne, Richard of Dunstable, Master Ang', Edward de Aldecabus, William his brother, William nephew of [Thomas of Bowsden], Walter of Ketton, Ralph son of Roger, John of Ketton, Joel of Bywell, Alan de Feria, Alan the chaplain, Alan of Finchale, Roger and Henry of the church.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 330mm
Seal: G&B No.305, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.17v-18r, and Misc. Ch. 412, both omitting the last 8 witnesses.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852) Appendix p.136.
3.1.Spec.46   [mid 13th century]
Grant by William of Bowsden to God, St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham, for the salvation of his soul and those of his ancestors and successors, in pure and perpetual alms, all that land in Bowsden with his additions, which Ralph his grandfather and his wife Alditha granted them variously in their time and the time of his father Alexander, half in his cultivated demesne and the other half in his waste, bounds detailed, and they may also take their estuvaria in his wood and moor, and they may pasture their animals there; all of which he has given them for the societate and fraternitate of their chapter and for their prayers, and the monks and those to whom they might give the lands will be quit from multure at his Bowsden mill.
Witnesses: Robert de Muscampis, Odenell of Ford, Robert of Akeld, Robert Manners, William of Rock, Robert of Clifford, William of Ulcester, James of Holburn, Henry of Detchant, William of Cornforth, Alexander Marshall, Roland de Gaterswic.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 160 x 210 mm
Seal: G&B No.389, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.18r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852) Appendix, p.138.
3.1.Spec.47   [c.1230 x 1244]
Grant by William of Bowsden to William, prior of the isle [Holy Island] and the monks there serving God, of all that land that Hugh son of John of Haggerston gave to William prior of Holy Island and the monks there in the vill of Bowsden, without any retention, namely a moiety that lies near to Fole and a moiety of the toft and croft which Grim held of his demesne, with six acres of land that Ulkill Hiring held with a moiety of the meadow pertaining to it, with an acre and a half at Colefordhe which Mervin son of Elgi of Berrington held, and an acre and half a rod in Gamillismore and a moiety of that land north of Edrigesmeres that Mervin son of Elgi of Berrington held, and a moiety of all that land which Aldith, lady of the same vill of Bowsden, held formerly in her demesne, to the north of her land cultivated with wheat, which cultivated land is to the north of Bowsden, except three and a half acres to the west of that land by the footpath that leads from Bowsden to Ancroft, and a moiety of all that land in Faucrukes which is between the old boundary on the west and the boundary of Berrington; with the monks to pay 3d at the feast of St James for all secular services and other tallages, exactions and demands that applied to their lands previously; and the monks are furthermore able to mill their corn in his mill at Bowsden without paying multure.
Witnesses: Dom Robert de Muscampis, Odenell of Ford, Robert Manners, William of Rock, James of Holburn, William of Akeld, Robert of Ulcester, Henry of Detchant, Samson of Coupland, Alexander Marshall, Walter of Witton, William of Hexham, Richard of Bowsden.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 150 x 240mm
Seal: G&B No.389, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.18v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852) Appendix, p.119.
3.1.Spec.48   [mid 13th century]
Grant by William son of Alexander of Bowsden, for the salvation of his soul and those of his ancestors and successors, to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham, in pure and perpetual alms, of a carucate in Bowsden which Ralph his grandfather and his wife Alditha gave them, half in his cultivated demesne and the other half in his waste, with a toft and a croft at the head of the same vill towards the west, that is all that toft which lies by the toft of Godfrey up to the exit from the vill with added land which starts at Milneforde and extends for a rod up to Fawecruke, and Burnecroc which lies between the monks' land and Holeleche and extends to the monks' croft, with pasture for 500 sheep and 20 cows and their oxen, horses and pigs, and those of their men; given for the salvation of his soul, and those of his ancestors and successors, for the prayers of the monks, and the society and fraternity of the chapter of Durham; and the monks and any holding the land from the monks will be quit from multure.
Witnesses: Ralph chaplain of Lowick, Richard of Ketton, William of Aycliffe, Walter of Selby, William of Weardale, William of Bishopton, Robert of Ripon, Robert Coc, Cuthbert, Henry Teisun, Robert and Henry of the church, John of Hawick.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 170 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.389, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.19r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852) Appendix p. 138.
3.1.Spec.49   [early 13th century]
Grant by Ralph son of Gilbert and his wife Aldith daughter of Ulkill of Bowsden, to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham, for the souls of their fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and their ancestors and successors, a portion of land from the ford known as Milheforde to the footpath leading to Faucruckes to the stream which flows from the mill, in pure and perpetual alms, for the augmentation and betterment of that moor, half a carucate of which they gave to God and St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham, with permission to build a dwelling there with a barn and other offices.
Witnesses: Alexander son of Ralph of Bowsden, Geoffrey parson of Ancroft, William chaplain of Fenwick, Ralph chaplain of Lowick, Robert of Scremerston, Patrick of Cheswick, John of Haggerston, Adam of Goswick, Juhel, Adam.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 160 mm
Seal: G&B No.388, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.19v omitting last three witnesses.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.137-138.
3.1.Spec.50   [early 13th century]
Grant by Ralph son of Gilbert and Alditha his wife, with the consent of Alexander their heir, to God, St Cuthbert and the monks serving the same saint in Durham, in pure and perpetual alms, of a carucate of land in Bowsden, half from his cultivated demesne and half from his waste, with a toft and a croft at the head of the same vill towards the west, that is all that toft which lies by the toft of Godfrey up to the exit from the vill, with pasture for 500 sheep and 20 cows and their oxen, horses and pigs, and those of their men; given for the salvation of their souls, and those of their predecessors and successors, for the prayers of the monks, and the society and fraternity which they have received in their chapter, of the chapter of Durham; and the monks and any holding the land from the monks will be quit from multure.
Witnesses: Adam of Branxton, William of Ford, Walter of Stainsby, Gilbert son of Walter, Roger of Hameldon, Robert Manners, Henry of Detchant, Robert of Hameldon, Richard of Twizell, Patrick of Cheswick, Adam and Morgan of Goswick, Alan brother of the prior, William of Jarrow, John of Ketton, Richard Brun, Arnis Dogge, William le mentur.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 220 x 220mm
Seal: G&B No.387, on a parchment tag being the reused head of another deed, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.19v, omitting the last 14 witnesses.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p. 137.
3.1.Spec.51a   [c.1230 x 1244]
Grant by Agnes, daughter of Margaret of Bowsden, with the consent of Hugh her husband and her heirs, to William prior of Holy Island and the monks serving God there, of all her land in the vill of Bowsden, without anything retained, namely a moiety near Sole with all liberties and easements, a moiety with a toft and croft formerly held by Grim of the demesne of the lord of the fee, with six acres of land that Ulkill Hiring held with a moiety of the meadow pertaining to it, with an acre and a half at Coleforth which Mervin son of Elgi of Berrington held, and a moiety of the land which the lord of the vill of Bowsden formerly held in his demesne, to the north of their land cultivated with wheat, which cultivated land is to the north of Bowsden, except three and a half acres to the west of that land by the footpath that leads from Bowsden to Ancroft, and a moiety of all that land in Faucrukes which is between the old boundary on the west and the boundary of Berrington, and an acre and half a rod in Gamillismore and a moiety of that land north of Edrikesmeres that Mervin son of Helgi of Berrington held; with the monks to pay Dom William of Bowsden and his heirs 3d at the feast of St James for all secular services and other tallages, exactions and demands that applied to their lands previously; and the monks are furthermore to have her liberty of being able to mill their corn in the mill at Bowsden without paying multure.
Witnesses: Dom Robert de Muscampis, Odenell of Ford, Robert Manners, William of Bowsden, James of Holburn, William of Akeld, Robert of Ulcester, Henry of Detchant, Samson of Coupland, Alexander Marshall, Walter of Witton, William of Hexham, Richard of Bowsden.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 160 x 280mm
Seal: G&B No.379, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.20r, omitting last six witnesses.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham(1852) Appendix, p. 119.
3.1.Spec.51b   [c.1230 x 1244]
Duplicate of DCD 3.1. Spec.51a next above.
Endorsed (15th century) “Dupplicata” .
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 160 x 270mm
Seal: G&B No.379 (part), on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
3.1.Spec.52   [c.1230 x 1244]
Grant by Hugh son of John of Haggerston, with the consent of Agnes his wife and his heirs, to William, prior of Holy Island and the monks of that place serving God, of all his land in the vill of Bowsden, without anything retained, namely a moiety near Sole with all liberties and easements, a moiety with a toft and croft formerly held by Grim of the demesne of the lord of the fee, with six acres of land that Ulkill Hiring held with a moiety of the meadow pertaining to it, with an acre and a half at Coleforth which Mervin son of Elgi of Berrington held, and an acre and half a rod in Gamillismore and a moiety of that land north of Edrikesmeres that Mervin son of Elgi of Berrington held, and a moiety of the land which the lord of the vill of Bowsden formerly held in his demesne, to the north of their land cultivated with wheat, which cultivated land is to the north of Bowsden, except three and a half acres to the west of that land by the footpath that leads from Bowsden to Ancroft, and a moiety of all that land in Faucrukes which is between the old boundary on the west and the boundary of Berrington; with the monks to pay Dom William of Bowsden and his heirs 3d at the feast of St James for all secular services and other tallages, exactions and demands that applied to their lands previously; and the monks are furthermore to have the liberty of being able to mill their corn in the mill at Bowsden without paying multure.
Witnesses: Dom Robert de Muscampis, Odenell of Ford, Robert Manners, William of Bowsden, James of Holburn, William of Akeld, Robert of Ulcester, Henry of Detchant, Samson of Coupland, Alexander Marshall, Walter of Witton, William of Hexham, Richard of Bowsden.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 160 x 240mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.20 r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.118-119.
3.1.Spec.53   [mid 13th century]
Quitclaim of Ralph son of Richard of Bowsden to God, St Cuthbert and the prior and convent of Durham, of his right to half a carucate of land in Bowsden, formerly given them by Ralph of Bowsden and Aldide his wife and which they gave to Richard his father, along with the other half of the carucate in the waste of the same vill, rendering to them 20s annually, but he cannot sustain the services so he is hereby making this quitclaim, for which the prior and convent have paid him 20 marks of silver in his great necessity, and he is to hold the half carucate of wasteland, paying the prior and convent 6d annually at Martinmas, and he may not sell nor in any other way alienate the land without the permission of the monks. The prior and the convent hold a capital messuage, and a meadow on its south side and the buildings pertaining to the half-carucate; and since the whole carucate had pasturage for 500 sheep and 20 cows, Ralph is hereby quitclaiming to the prior and convent pasturage for 300 sheep and 10 cows, and so he will have pastruage for 200 sheep and 10 cows; and if he or his heirs fall into mercy, 5s will be paid for that mercy, and 5s for the relief; and for common help with ?bridging by the prior and convent at Fenham and Shoreswood 5s; and if he or his heirs contradict any of this the lords of the new monastery (Newhouse) of Alnwick are to compell him by ecclesiastical censure to observe it, and the prior and convent can enter his land to gain satisfaction for any injury; and if after his death, his wife seeks dower, this is to come from his half of the carucate.
Witnesses: Doms Robert of Clifford, William of Scremerston, Adam of Buckton, Patrick of Goswick, John son of Constantine of Goswick, Gilbert of Beal, Gilbert his son, William de Helton, Robert of Ripon, Hugh Romano.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 230 x 220mm
Seal: G&B No.303, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.20v-21r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.138-139.
3.1.Spec.54   [20 November] 1250
Obligation of Ralph of Bowsden to B[ertram of Middleton] prior and the convent of Durham to restore to them a charter sealed with the seal of the chapter of Durham which B[ertram] formerly prior and the convent of Durham gave to his ancestors about his land at Bowsden held of them; and if he cannot restore the charter, it is to be worthless.
Witnesses: Richard the chancellor, William de Helton, William de Carlawe, Robert of Ripon, William Marshall, Robert Chamberlain, Laurence the porter, Roger of Kneton, Henry le Oyselur, Richard of Semer, and others.
Date: Durham, Saturday before St Katherine the Virgin, 1250.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 160mm
Seal: G&B No.303, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.20v-21r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.139.
3.1.Spec.54*   [1244 x 1258]
Quitclaim of Ralph of Bowsden to B[ertram of Middleton] prior and the convent of Durham of his right to 3½ acres of land in Bowsden, on the east towards Faucrukes near his land in the same vill, which Ralph son of Gilbert and Aldit his wife gave to the prior and convent for the augmentation and betterment of that moor for which they gave them half a carucate of land; for which quitclaim the said prior and the convent of Durham paid him a mark of silver in his need.
Witnesses: Doms William of Colevill, Robert of Clifford, William of Scremerston, William de Muscamo, Henry of Berrington, Patrick of Goswick, Adam of Buckton, Eustace of Newbiggin.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 170mm
Seal: Parchment [sealing] tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.21r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.139.
3.1.Spec.55
= 2.1.Spec.5.
3.1.Spec.56   [late 12th century]
Confirmation of Thomas de Muschans of the gift made by his knight (miles meus) Thomas of Bowsden to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham of a carucate of land in Bowsden, in pure and perpetual alms, freely, quietly and honorifically as in the charter of the said Thomas.
Witnesses: Roland Blancfrunt, John Pincerna, Ralph le Blund, Walter of Kettun, Jordan of Lindsey, Walter of the cellar, Thomas and Simon son of Master Richard the artificer.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 190mm
Seal: G&B No.1851, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.96v; Cart. II, f.21v, omitting beneficiaries and gift.
Printed, J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852) Appendix, p 137.
3.1.Spec.57   [late 12th century]
Grant of Thomas of Muschans to God, St Cuthbert and the monks serving him in Durham, in perpetual and pure alms, of an annual 20s rent, 10s at Pentecost and 10s at Martinmas, for the souls of his father and mother, for his own soul and those of all his kinsmen, and for those of his wife, sons and daughters.
Witnesses: Romf' the priest, Dolfin the chaplain, Gilbert the chaplain, William de Muschans his son, Stephen de Muschans his son, Thomas of Bowsden, Roger de Plaissiz, Ralph the steward, Richard of Elwick, William of Cambois, Turstin of Collingham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 170mm
Seal: G&B No.1850, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.21v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.136.
3.1.Spec.58a   [mid 13th century]
Quitclaim by Henry son of the former Watling of Elwick to the prior and convent of Durham, in free pure and perpetual alms, of his right to 6d from all the heirs of Lawrence, formerly of Chester, for half the vill of Elwick which he formerly gave to Lawrence.
Witnesses: Master William of Bereford official of the archdeacon of Durham, Master Henry of Melsonby, Master Thomas of Leth, Dom Jordan Hayrun miles, Dom Nigel de Rungetone, Robert of Ripon.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.881, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.22r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham(1852) Appendix, p. 129.
3.1.Spec.58b   [mid 13th century]
Duplicate of DCD 3.1.Spec.58a, except that Nigel de Rungeton is here also miles
Endorsed (15th century) as duplicatus.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 180 mm
Seal: G&B No.881, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
3.1.Spec.59
Missing.
3.1.Spec.60
= 1.3.Pont.3.
3.1.Spec.60*   [28 October] 1322
Quitclaim of Matilda of Cornhill, widow of Henry son of Adam of Elwick, to John of Bradford (Bradefeld) of Holy Island and Aline his wife of her right to all her land in Elwick next to Ross.
Witnesses: Dom Thomas Gray constable of Norham Castle, Dom William Rydell and Dom Robert Gray, milites, Robert of Haggerston, Richard of Clifford, Peter of Goswick.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Thursday SS Simon and Jude, 1322.
Parchment, 1m, with a parchment tie affixed by thread to the top right corner
Size: 140 x 210mm
Seal: Parchment [sealing] tag through a slit in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.129.
3.1.Spec.61   [mid 13th century]
Quitclaim of John of Elwick in pure and perpetual alms to God, St Cuthbert, the convent of Durham and the almoner there to a rent of 4d which they used to pay annually for land at Hederestre.
Witnesses: William of Scargill, Robert de Meyna, Thomas Scot, Robert of Nottingham, Thomas de Graystanes.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 50 x 160mm
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.22r; Cart. IV, f.2r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.129.
3.1.Spec.62   [mid 13th century]
Grant by Roger de Audrey and Wimart his wife from the tithes from the meadows of Islandshire and Norhamshire due to the churches of Holy Island and Norham, that they would pay 8s for Ancroft mill to the church of Holy Island, that is 4s at Pentecost and 4s at Martinmas.
Witnesses: Nicholas vicar of Elvet, William of Laton, William son of Herbert, Walter of Witton, Thomas of Esh (Es).
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 70 x 150mm
attached by a parchment tie around the sealing tag to 3.1.Spec.63
Copy: DCD 3.1.Spec.62*; Cart. II, f.22v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham(1852) Appendix, p. 130.
3.1.Spec.62*   [late 14th century]
Copies of documents concerning Islandshire and Norhamshire tithes.
Endorsed as concerning the tithes of Islandshire and Norhamshire, and especially the tithes of Heaton and Ancroft mills.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 220 x 310mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.2r.
(i)(i)   [mid 13th century]
Grant by Roger de Audrey and Wimart his wife from the tithes from the meadows of Islandshire and Norhamshire due to the churches of Holy Island and Norham, that they would pay 8s for Ancroft mill to the church of Holy Island, that is 4s at Pentecost and 4s at Martinmas.
Witnesses: Nicholas vicar of Elvet, William of Laton, William son of Herbert, Walter of Witton, Thomas of Esh.
Original: DCD 3.1.Spec.62.
(ii)(ii)   [mid 13th century]
Grant by Dom Matilda de Leya from the tithes from the meadows of Islandshire and Norhamshire due to the churches of Holy Island and Norham, that she would pay 8s for Ancroft mill to the church of Holy Island, that is 4s at Pentecost and 4s at Martinmas.
Witnesses: Nicholas vicar of Elvet, William of Laton, William son of Herbert, Walter of Witton, Thomas of Esh (Hes).
Original: DCD 3.1.Spec.63.
(iii)(iii)   1236
Agreement between Thomas prior and the convent of Durham, and William of Heaton miles over the tithes of his mill of Heaton and the fishery in the Tweed called Wethyrs lying below Horncliffe before the priors of Newburgh and Rievaulx, papal judges delegate, that William would pay 10s annually for the tithes, 5s at Pentecost and 5s at Martinmas.
Original: DCD 4.1.Spec.30.
3.1.Spec.63   [mid 13th century]
Grant by Dom Matilda de Leya from the tithes from the meadows of Islandshire and Norhamshire due to the churches of Holy Island and Norham, that she would pay 8s for Ancroft mill to the church of Holy Island, that is 4s at Pentecost and 4s at Martinmas.
Witnesses: Nicholas vicar of Elvet, William of Laton, William son of Herbert, Walter of Witton, Thomas of Esh (Hes).
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 70 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.1934, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
attached by a parchment tie around the sealing tag to 3.1.Spec.62
Copies: DCD 3.1 Spec. 62*; Cart. II, f.22v.
Printed:J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham(1852) Appendix, p. 130.
3.1.Spec.64   [?1227]
Sentence of Masters G[eoffrey of Norwich] precentor of the church of York, G. penitentiarian of York and H. archdeacon of Cleveland, canons of York, that, having received the following madate, they cited Oger de Tyes clerk concerning Ancroft chapel, whereat the proctor of the prior and convent said that Oger held his chapel of Ancroft not so much by right as pertaining to the church of Holy Island but as deputed for their own uses by the prior and convent, to which Oger replied that R[ichard Marsh] formerly bishop of Durham had conferred on him the said chapel and so it was his by right, and having heard both sides and having taken the advice of wise men, they have adjudicated that the said chapel of the prior and convent is as much a chapel pertaining by right to their church of Holy Island as thereby deputed for the uses of the prior and convent.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 X 100mm
Seal: G&B Nos. 3289, 3351 and 3355, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.22v.
   [5 August 1227]
Mandate of Pope Gregory [IX] to the precentor and penitentiarian of York and the archdeacon of Cleveland to hear the complaint of the prior and convent of Durham that the archdeacon of Northumberland and certain others of York, Durham and Carlisle dioceses had damaged their rents, possessions and other interests.
Date: Anagn', Non. August Pont.1.
3.1.Spec.65
= 2.2.Pont.3.
3.1.Spec.66   [?1227 x 1234]
Resignation by Oger de Tyeis of Ancroft chapel to Ralph [Kerneth], prior, and the monks of Durham.
Endorsed as a letter of Roger de Thyes about Ancroft chapel, and as not registered.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 50 x 130mm
Seal: G&B No.2480, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.22v; Cart. IV, f.23r.
3.1.Spec.67a   [15th century]
Notes of documents concerning the status of Ancroft chapel pertaining to the church of Holy Island.
- Confirmatory bull of Pope Eugenius III of 1145 about the church of Holy Island with its chapels of Kyloe, Lowick, Ancroft and Tweedmouth.
- Bull of Pope Adrian IV of 1156 mentions the church of Holy Island with the chapels of Kyloe, Lowick, Tweedmouth and Ancroft, also in a confirmatory bull of Pope Celestine III of 1196, and in a bull of Pope Innocent III of 1200 where is cited the western part of the vill of Holy Island, with the church and the chapels of Lowick, Ancroft, Kyloe, Tweedmouth and Fenham.
- However Richard Marsh bishop of Durham, consecrated in 1215 (sic), conferred Ancroft chapel on Oger de Tese, about which the prior and convent of Durham objected to Pope Gregory IX who committed the case to G[eoffrey of Norwich] precentor of York, G. penitentiarian of York and H. archdeacon of Cleveland, canons of York, who, as judges having heard both sides, adjudicated that Ancroft chapel by right pertained to the church of Holy Island and so Ogerus resigned the chapel, acknowledging the right of the prior and convent, and Gregory IX confirmed to the prior and convent of Durham the chapels of Cornhill to the church of Norham and of Ancroft to the church of Holy Island in Pont.3 (1229/30).
- Le Convenit contains the grant to the prior and convent of Durham of the chapels of Cornhill pertaining to the mother church of Norham and of Ancroft pertaining to the mother church of Holy Island in 1228.
Endorsed (contemporary) as about Ancroft chapel and other chapels pertaining to the church of Holy Island.
Paper, 1p
Size: 180 x 290mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.2v.
3.1.Spec.67b   [15th century]
Duplicate of 3.1.Spec.67a.
Endorsed (contemporary) as notes about chapels pertaining to the church of Holy Island.
Paper, 1p
Size: 200 x 300mm
3.1.Spec.68
= 2.1.Pap.37, missing.
3.1.Spec.69   [1233 x 1244]
Obligation by William of Cornhill to pay 2s annually to the prior of Durham for the tithe of his mill at Cornhill, 12d at Pentecost and 12d at Martinmas.
Witnesses: Dom Th[omas of Melsonby] prior of Durham, William prior of Holy Island, Robert of Craven, William of Jarrow monks, Roger de Tyeis, Roger de Togkesd, Godfrey chaplain of Cornhill, Master William de Hap', Walter of Witton.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 60 x 170mm
Seal: G&B No.698, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.23r; Cart. IV, f.22r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.132
3.1.Spec.70   [c.1230]
Resignation by Master William of Lincoln, canon of Salisbury, in a case between the prior and convent of Durham and himself over Cornhill chapel before the abbot of Cockersand and his fellow papal judges delegate and representatives, of any rights he may have in the chapel into the hands of the bishop of Durham.
Witnesses: Dom W[illiam of Laneham] archdeacon of Durham, Dom W[illiam] of Leicester, Master R. de Wrth', Dom Valentine canon of Salisbury, Dom Gilbert of the hospital, Dom John de Rumes, Dom William son of Robert, Dom R. de Gous', Dom Thomas de Gous'.
Endorsed as not registered.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 210mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.22r-v.
3.1.Spec.71   [11 November] 1343
Lease by John [Fossor] prior and the convent of Durham to Robert son of Eufemie of Cornhill of all the lands pertaining to the chapel of Cornhill for nine years, paying all the tithes, and also reserving to the prior and convent a piece of that land 80 feet long by 40 feet wide for building a grange, rendering annually 35s at Pentecost and Martinmas, with the first instalment falling due at Pentecost 1344. Robert is permitted to build a house upon the land and a chapel, and he will keep these buildings in good repair and the land in a good state of cultivation, and he cannot sublet without the permission of the prior and convent, who will repossess if the rent is 40 days in arrears.
Date: Durham, St Martin in Winter 1343.
Endorsed as not registered.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 140 x 270mm
Seal: G&B No.3439, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.22r.
3.1.Spec.72   [pre-1172]
Agreement between the monks of the church of Lindisfarne and Stephen of Bulmer, his wife Cecilia and their son and heir Thomas, conveying the chapel of Lowick, with its tithes and glebe lands, to the monks of Holy Island.
Before Stephen's death in 1170x1172.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 90mm
With a knife attached to a tongue with the words “a token of the chapel of Lowick” scratched on its handle
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.16r and 16v; Cart. IV, f.23r.
Printed and illustrated: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.135; J. Blair, The Church in Anglo-Saxon Society (2005), p.511; M. Clanchy, “?” in Past and Future (3, 2008), p.6.
3.1.Spec.73   [later 13th century]
Grant by William de Muscamp' to God, St Cuthbert of Holy Island and the monks serving God there, for his soul and those of all his ancestors and successors, in free pure and perpetual alms, of a toft and a croft in his vill of ?Barmoor (Beyrmor) and four acres of land cultivated in the same vill namely Langstrothirside and one hundred wagonloads of peat from his peat moor at Kentefen as per the gift of his father, Stephen de Muscamp'. Wherefore he wishes them to hold these things with the common pasture of the same vill, in perpetuity, in free, pure and perpetual alms.
Witnesses: Dom Richard Moryn, Dom Robert Manners, Alexander chaplain of Lowick, Robert of Barmoor, William of Detchant (Dicland), William of Hupton, Eustace of Goswick, Richard Littelwyht, William son of Isabel of Barmoor.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 200mm
Seal: Parchment [sealing] tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham(1852) Appendix, p.118.
4.1.Spec.1   [earlier 13th century]
Grant by Eustace son of Haldane to William Miriild of three acres of land in the field of Ord, parcels detailed, for making a toft and croft for inhabiting, and an acre of meadow in Filehalech with communal pasture for two oxen, two cows, thirty sheep and a horse, with twelve cartloads of turf a year for burning, for an annual payment of half a pound of pepper and three pence at Pentecost.
Witnesses: Dom Adam of Ord, Henry his son, Robert of Clifford sheriff of Norham, Alexander of Ord, William Olifart, Geoffrey de Merlar of Edington, Wido of Ord, Eustace Brown of Norham, Walter son of Manin, William son of Walter son of Haldane, Constantine of Grindon, Utting son of Haldane, Alan son of William Palmer, Besing his brother, William Hod, Theobald their nephew, Walter son of Dadd of Berwick, William de Fifle.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 170mm
Seal: G&B No.1160, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.23v; Cart. IV, f.23v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.134.
4.1.Spec.2   [earlier 13th century]
Grant by William son of Walter of Ord, to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Holy Island, of twelve acres of land in the cultura of Ord and an acre of pasture in Filehalf, parcels detailed, for making a toft and croft for inhabiting, with common of pasture, quit of multure, to hold in pure and perpetual alms.
Witnesses: Robert of Clifford sheriff of Norham, William of Heaton, David of Holburn, Patrick of Cheswick, Patrick of Goswick, Elias of Hagg[erston], Roger the clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 140 x 160mm
Seal: G&B No.1924, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.23v, omitting fifth witness.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.120-121.
4.1.Spec.3   [earlier 13th century]
Grant by William son of Walter of Ord, to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Holy Island, in pure and perpetual alms, of four acres in the cultura of Ord, parcels detailed.
Witnesses: Robert of Clifford, Eustace Brown, Patrick of Cheswick, Wido of Ord, Gilbert of Beal, Patrick son of Morgan, Adam of Durham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 130mm
Seal: G&B No.1924, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.24r, omitting last three witnesses.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.120.
4.1.Spec.4   [earlier 13th century]
Grant by Henry of Ord, to God, St Cuthbert of Holy Island and the monks there serving God, in pure and perpetual alms, of a toft in the vill of Ord and an acre of land for making a croft to the east of the toft, and fifteen acres of arable land in his demesne at Billingdene, and three acres of meadow in his demesne at Kartersberther in the name of tithe for the hay tithe from his demesne and from his men, that is from half the vill of Ord due to him by hereditary right, the toft [being] at the exit of the vill near the toft of his son John towards the south, and [the parcels being] five acres of land and three rods in the cultura called Hengandewelleside towards the west and five and a half acres in the cultura called Futertanhirst towards the east, beginning in the north from the moor to the lands of Robert of Clifford towards the south, and three acres of land and three rods in the cultura called Schelestedes in the western part, along with pasture for the monks at Ord in the moors, marshes, turbaries and peats in all his pasture except the corn, and also meadows for three hundred ewes with their young of three years, and for ten oxen, and for ten cows with a bull and their young of three years, and for ten sows with a boar and their young of three years, and [the right] of digging forty wagonloads of peat and forty wagonloads of turfs annually, and the monks may also mill their corn at his mill in Ord without multure or rumfre.
Witnesses: Dom Richard de Haverede constable of Norham, Robert of Clifford, Roger of Sherborne clerk, Roger de Loulin clerk, Constantine of Grindon, Patrick son of Morgan of Goswick, Walter of Witton, Roger his brother, Robert of Scremerston, Henry of Scremerston, William de Casterton, Bartelot, Richard of Thirsk, Hugh of [North]allerton.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 190 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.1922 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.24r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.121.
4.1.Spec.5   [c.1197 x 1217]
Grant by Henry of Ord, to God, St Cuthbert of Durham and the monks there, of all of his fishery of Pool (Pol), and all homage and service owed him by Robert Clifford, saving the common pasture between him and Robert, in pure and perpetual alms, for which the monks of Durham, to free him from the charter of the lord king, have paid Henry one hundred and five marks of silver.
Witnesses: Aimeric archdeacon of Durham, Philip de Ulecotes, Ralph de Cangi, Stephen de Muscampo, Ralph de Novo Foro, David of Holburn, William of Heaton, Patrick of Cheswick, Eustace of Kyloe, Gilbert of Beal, Elias of Haggerston, Alexander of Ord, Patrick of Goswick, Jordan Ridel, Eustace Brown, Adam of Durham.
Dated from Aimeric as archdeacon.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.1922, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.24v.
4.1.Spec.6   [c.1197 x 1217]
Grant by Henry of Ord, with the consent and goodwill of his wife Hawise and his heirs, to God, St Cuthbert, and the prior and monks of Durham, for the salvation of his soul and those of his ancestors and heirs, in pure and perpetual alms, of all of his fishery of Pool, and all homage and service owed him by Robert Clifford and his heirs, saving the common pasture between him and Robert.
Witnesses: Aimeric archdeacon of Durham, Philip de Ulecotes, Ralph de Kangi, Stephen de Muscamp, Ralph de Novo Foro, David of Holburn, William of Heaton, Patrick of Cheswick, Eustace of Kyloe, Gilbert of Beal, Elias of Haggerston, Alexander of Ord, Patrick of Goswick, Jordan Ridel, Constantine of Grindon, Eustace Brown, Adam of Durham.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 120 x 180mm
Seal: G&B No.1922, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.24v-25r; 4.1.Spec.29a.
4.1.Spec.6*   [c.1197 x 1217]
Grant by Henry of Ord, with the consent and goodwill of his wife Hawise and his heirs, to God, St Cuthbert, and the prior and monks of Durham, for the salvation of his soul and those of his ancestors and heirs, in pure and perpetual alms, of all of his fishery of Pool, and all homage and service owed him by Robert Clifford and his heirs, saving the common pasture between him and Robert, for which the monks of Durham, to free him from the charter of the lord king, have paid him one hundred and five marks of silver.
Witnesses: Aimeric archdeacon of Durham, Philip de Ulecotes, Ralph de Cangi, Stephen de Muscampo, Ralph de Novo Foro, David of Holburn, William of Heaton, Patrick of Cheswick, Eustace of Kyloe, Gilbert of Beal, Elias of Haggerston, Alexander of Ord, Patrick of Goswick, Jordan Ridel, Constantine of Grindon, Eustace Brown, Adam of Durham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.1922, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. Vet., f.98v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.133.
4.1.Spec.7   [c.1207 x 1217]
Grant by Henry of Ord, with the assent of his heirs, to Philip de Hulecot, of his whole fishery of Pool, and all homage and service owed him by Robert Clifford and his heirs, saving the common pasture between him and Robert, rendering annually a talent or two shillings of silver at St John the Baptist, for which Philip has paid him in his great necessity a hundred marks of silver.
Witnesses: Ralph de Novo Foro, Ingram de Hulecot, Richard de Lek', Roger de Audri, David of Holburn, William of Heaton, Robert de Pesehale, Jordan Badel, William Bidun, Patrick of Cheswick, Gilbert of Beal, Eustace of Kyloe, Thomas of Twizell, Constantine of Grindon, Eustace Brown.
Date from Raine, North Durham, p.249
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 210mm
Seal: G&B No.1922, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.25r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.132.
4.1.Spec.8   1224
Agreement between Henry of Ord and Master William de Grenlawe that Henry had quitclaimed to Master William his right in a fishery at Pool given to Master William by Richard Marsh bishop of Durham with the will and assent of Henry, as testified by the bishop's charter, with Master William rendering to Henry annually a mark for the fishery, half at Pentecost and half at Martinmas.
Witnesses: W[illiam] de Laneham archdeacon of Durham, Master William Crispin, Master William of Lincoln, William de Berners miles, John de Penton miles, Baldred miles, Henry de Stawell, John de Dallam, Peter of Allanton clerk.
Date: 1224.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, “chirographum” cut through
Size: 140 x 210mm
Seal: G&B No.1922, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.25r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.132.
4.1.Spec.9   [20 January] 1253
Agreement in the court of W[alter Kirkham] bishop of Durham between B[ertram of Middleton] prior and the convent of Durham and Ingram Peysun tenant of the fishery of Pool near Ord in Northumberland whereby there was a plea between them in the court by writ de recto and a duel was waged between William Bereman bachelor of Ingram and Robert Urry bachelor of the prior and convent, whereat Ingram acknowledged that the whole fishery belonged to the prior, convent and church of Durham and so he returned it to them in the court, whereat the prior and convent conceded half the fishery to Ingram, and he was to render annually a pound of wax at Norham at St Cuthbert in September, and in the same court Ingram handed over to the prior and convent all the writings and muniments which he had concerning the fishery.
Witnesses: John Hansard, William of Middleton steward of the bishop, William Heron sheriff of Northumberland, Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, Gilbert Hansard, Master Odo of Kilkenny, Master Richard de Berevill.
Date: Durham, octave of Hilary 1252/3.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, “chirographum” cut through
Size: 220 x 185mm
Seal: Parchment [sealing] tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.25v.
4.1.Spec.10   [after 1226]
Confirmation by Henry of Ord to Master W[illiam] de Grenlawe of the grant made by Richard Marsh formerly bishop of Durham of the fishery of Pool, as testified by the bishop's charter, rendering annually to Henry a mark of silver, half at Pentecost and half at Martinmas.
Witnesses: Richard de Henred constable of Norham, William of Heaton, Jordan Ridel, Robert of Clifford, Roger de Loulinge, Thomas of Twizell, Walter of Witton, Constantine of Grindon, Adam of Cornhill, Eustace Brown, Peter of Allanton clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 250mm
Seal: G&B No.1922, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.25v-26r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.133.
4.1.Spec.11a   [c.1249 x 1258]
Grant by Peter son of Henry son of Henry of Ord, to God, St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham there serving God, of all that fishery of Pool, with the homage and service of Robert of Clifford and his heirs, as in the charters which the prior and monks made concerning the grant of Henry of Ord his grandfather.
Witnesses: Dom William of Middleton steward of the bishop of Durham, Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, William Heron sheriff of Northumberland, Hugh of the chapel, Philip de la Ley, Robert of Clifford, Gilbert de Lacona, John de Rungeton, Ralph de Filleburn, Richard chancellor, Geoffrey of Northampton, William de Helton, William of Carlisle.
Dated from Middleton as steward and Heron as sheriff.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 130 x 195mm
Seal: G&B No.1923, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.26r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.134.
4.1.Spec.11b   [c.1249 x 1258]
Duplicate of DCD 4.1.Spec.11a.
Endorsed (c.1500) as “dupli” .
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 150 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.1923, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
4.1.Spec.12   [early 13th century]
Confirmation by Adam of Ord, to God, St Cuthbert of Durham and the monks there serving God, in pure and perpetual alms, of the gift which Henry his son made to them of all the fishery of Pool, with the homage and service of Robert of Clifford, for the souls of his ancestors, as in the charter which the monks have from Henry his son.
Witnesses: Ralph de Novo Foro, David of Holburn, William of Heaton, Robert de Hameldon, Patrick of Cheswick, Alexander of Ord, Thomas of Twizell, Eustace Brown, Constantine of Grindon.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.1921, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.26r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.134.
4.1.Spec.13   [1224 x 1237]
Quitclaim by Margaret de Hulecotis to Master William de Grenlawe of her right to the fishery of Pool for ten marks which he paid her, and she offers to pay thirty marks expenses if any pursue a claim against him for it before the bishop.
Witnesses: Dom R[ichard Marsh/Poore] bishop of Durham, Master A. official of Master W[illiam de Laneham] archdeacon of Durham, Master A[lan de Lenna] archdeacon of Northumberland, P. dean of Darlington, J. de Rumesey steward, Master J. Forte, Richard de Hanred, Jordan Hayrun, Peter de Wallibus.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 150 x 160mm
Seal: G&B No.2502 and 3254, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup, with a further slit
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.26r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.133.
4.1.Spec.14   [early 13th century]
Quitclaim by Isabel niece of the late Philip de Ulecotes to Master William de Grenlawe of her right to the fishery of Pool for ten marks which he paid her.
Witnesses: Dom Geoffrey de Leuekenor steward, John de Rumesey justiciar of the lord bishop of Durham, Doms Walter de Wotton, Hugh of the chapel and Marmaduke son of Geoffrey milites, William Pera of Duns, Robert the clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 150mm
Seal: Residue, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.26r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.133.
4.1.Spec.15
= 2.2.Pont.6.
4.1.Spec.16   [21 March] 1244
Memorandum of an agreement between the abbot of Kelso and Master W[illiam] de Grenlaw before Dom William de Colevill' constable of Norham when old men, who knew about the fisheries of Pool and Woodhorn in the time when Henry of Ord held the Pool fishery and when Richard Marsh bishop of Durham held it, said that fishermen from Woodhorn stood on the bank which is the marsh between the fisheries and cast their line (laxare funem ) from the bank, and navigated by coble so that their line extended for thirty taise and then they dropped the baculus of the net, and thus having fished they returned to Woodhorn, and so at high tide they fished thus by ascending the bank on the Woodhorn side and did not use the Pool marsh side according to the confession of the abbot of Kelso.
Date: Monday before the Annunciation 1243/4.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 180mm
Seal: G&B No.674, on a parchment tag through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.27r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.133.
4.1.Spec.17   [mid 13th century]
Quitclaim by Hamelin and Margaret his wife, and Alfred and Juliana his wife, for the salvation of their souls, and those of Philip de Ulecotes, their ancestors and successors, with the will and consent of Robert of Clifford, to the prior and monks of Durham, of their right to the homage and service of Robert of Clifford from land called Mora in the territory of Ord, which Robert formerly held from Philip de Ulecotes whose heirs are the said Margaret and Juliana.
Witnesses: Hugh the cellarer and Matthew monks of Durham, Robert of the monastery, John of Rossington, William Buche, Robert of Ripon, Lawrence of Chester.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 145mm
Seal: G&B No.152, 448, 2501 and 2502, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.27v; 4.1.Spec.29b.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.133.
4.1.Spec.18
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.27v.
4.1.Spec.19   [mid 13th century]
Quitclaim by Dom Hawise wife of Dom Walter de Hadham nephew of Dom Philip de Sulecotes to the prior and convent of Durham of her right in the Pool fishery.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 55 x 195mm
Seal: G&B No.910, on a tongue with a wrapping tie
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.28r.
4.1.Spec.20   [early 13th century]
Quitclaim by Richard de Scrutevill to Master William de Grenlaw of any right in the Pool fishery or anywhere else through his wife Isabel, for ten marks of silver which Master William has paid him.
Witnesses: Dom G[eoffrey] de Lewekenor steward, John de Rumesey justiciar of the lord bishop of Durham, Doms Walter of Wotton, Hugh of the chapel and Marmaduke son of Geoffrey milites, William Pera of Duns, Robert the clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 190mm
Seal: G&B No.2202, on a parchment tag through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.28r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.133.
4.1.Spec.21   [27 December] 1252
Memorandum of an agreement between B[ertram of Middleton] prior of Durham and William Pessun, brother of Ingram Pessun, concerning a case between the prior and Ingram, about the fishery of Pool which William mainprised and pledged into the hand of the prior before many faithful that Ingram would come on Monday next after Hilary in the same year to the court of Durham and there in full court acknowledge that all the fishery was the prior and convent of Durham's possession and that he would return it with the instruments concerning it, and when this was done the prior would grant to Ingram half the fishery.
Witnesses: William of Middleton steward of the lord bishop of Durham, Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, William Heron sheriff of Northumberland, Hugh of the chapel, Philip de la Ley, Robert of Clifford, Gilbert of Layton, John de Rungketon, Ralph of Fishburn, Richard the chancellor, Geoffrey of Northampton, William de Helton, William of Carlisle.
Date: St John the Apostle and Evangelist in Winter 1252.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.1977 and another fragment, each on a tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.28v.
4.1.Spec.22   [later 13th century]
Copies of two inquisitions.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 180mm
Seal: Stub of a [sealing] tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.29r.
Extracted: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), p.249n.
   [14 March] 1279
Inquisition held by precept of the bishop [of Durham] by William Rydell, Richard proctor of William son of Robert of Scremerston, William son of William of the same, William Godefray, Richard of Durham, Hugh Boruman, Walter de Chatton, Thomas of Horncliffe, Robert of Buckton, William of Beal, Robert of Goswick and Eustace of the same, who say that Philip de Ulecotes and Aimeric the archdeacon [of Durham] never held lands anywhere in Norhamshire.
Date: Tweedmouth, Tuesday after St Gregory the Pope 1278/9.
   [?1 September 1279]
Inquisition before Dom Geoffrey de Neubaud chancellor of the exchequer into whether or not the Pool fishery held by the prior of Durham was ever held by Philip de Ulecotes or Aimeric formerly archdeacon of Durham, when the jurors Stephen de Muscampo, Henry of Detchant, Simon of Plessey, Roger de Woderington, Ralph de Eslingden, William de Ulcester milites, and William de la Ware, Gilbert de Cookum, William de Huppeton, Thomas de la Bure, Roger de Riperley and Roger Marshall say that the said Philip and Aimeric never held the said fishery of Pool, but that Philip was warden of the bishoprick of Durham sede vacante for the king and then, on the transgression of Henry of Ord who cut off the hand of a certain king's forester, he had seized his lands and, when Henry made his peace, had then restored the fishery to Henry with which Henry had then enfeoffed the prior who is now the owner.
Date: Alnwick, Friday before the Nativity of the BVM.
4.1.Spec.23   [later 13th century]
Inquisition held by Richard formerly proctor of Norham, Dom Stephen chaplain, Robert of Haggerston, Eustace of Goswick, William of Scremerston, Hugh Burgman, Thomas son of Agnes, Robert Godefray, Robert of Goswick, and Ralph of Ord into whether or not Ingram Peysun held of the prior and convent of Durham a certain part of the Pool fishery, to which they say that they do not know of whom he held it as he paid annually to the bishop 12d and to the prior 6d, and that Master William de Grenlaw, whose heir Ingram is, gave Pool fishery to the prior and convent, who gave that part of it by a final concord [to Ingram], and Walter Peysun is the son and heir of Ingram and of full age, and that part of the fishery is worth 7 marks annually, but no one has received the issues of it since Ingram's death as it is in the hands of the bishop's bailiffs.
Date: Tweedmouth, Monday in the week of Pentecost.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 320mm
Seal: G&B Nos.1079, 1091, 1156, 1897, 2080, 2193 and 2314, and another seal, each on a tongue, with three other now blank tongues
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.29r-v.
4.1.Spec.24
= 3.2.Pont.10.
4.1.Spec.25
= 3.1.Reg.18, missing.
4.1.Spec.26
= 1.2.Reg.7.
4.1.Spec.27
= 2.1.Pap.22.
4.1.Spec.28   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by William son of Robert of Paxton to the prior of Durham, for a certain sum of money, of any right to an annual rent from the Ord (Orred) fishery in the Tweed formerly held by his brother David of Paxton, of which rent he has impleaded the prior of Durham by writ of the king of Scots in the court of Berwick.
Witnesses: Dom Hugh of Berkeley justiciar of the king, William de Beddeby sheriff of Berwick, Doms Peter of Mordington, Henry de Prendergest, William of Paxton, Nicholas of the same.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 120 x 175mm
Seal: G&B No.1948, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.28r.
4.1.Spec.29a   [early 14th century]
Copy grant by Henry of Ord, with the consent and goodwill of Hawise his wife, to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham, for the salvation of his soul, and those of his ancestors and heirs, in pure and perpetual alms, of all his fishery of Pool with the homage and service of Robert of Clifford and his heirs, saving the common pasture between him and Robert.
Witnesses: Aimeric archdeacon of Durham, Philip de Ulecotes, Ralph de Kangi, Stephen de Muscamp, Ralph de Novo Foro, David of Holburn, William of Heaton, Patrick of Cheswick, Eustace of Kyloe, Gilbert of Beal, Elias of Haggerston, Alexander of Ord, Patrick of Goswick, Jordan Ridel, Constantine of Grindon, Eustace Brown, Adam of Durham.
Endorsed (contemporary) as copy charters of the homage and service of Robert of Clifford and of an annual rent of 12d from lands and tenements in the vill of Ord.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 280mm
Sewn along the left edge to 4.1.Spec.29b
Original: DCD 4.1.Spec.6.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.22r-v.
4.1.Spec.29b   [early 14th century]
Quitclaim by Hamelin and Margaret his wife, and Alfred and Juliana his wife, for the salvation of their souls, and those of Philip de Ulecotes, their ancestors and successors, with the will and consent of Robert of Clifford, to the prior and monks of Durham of their right to the homage and service of Robert of Clifford from land called Mora in the territory of Ord which Robert formerly held from Philip de Ulecotes whose heirs Margaret and Juliana are.
Witnesses: Hugh the cellarer and Matthew monks of Durham, Robert of the monastery, John de Rosington, William Buche, Robert of Ripon, Lawrence of Chester.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 275mm
Sewn along the left edge to 4.1.Spec.29a
Original: DCD 4.1.Spec.17.
4.1.Spec.30   1236
Agreement between Thomas prior and the convent of Durham, and William of Heaton miles over the tithes of his mill of Heaton and the fishery in the Tweed called Wethyrs lying below Horncliffe before the priors of Newburgh and Rievaulx, papal judges delegate, that William would pay 10s annually for the tithes, 5s at Pentecost and 5s at Martinmas.
Date: 1236.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 80 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.1313, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.30r; 3.1.Spec.62* (iii).
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.134-135.
4.1.Spec.31   28 May 1370
Lease by John [Fossor] prior and the convent of Durham to John Ottelay of Tweedmouth of a toft and a croft with an acre of land which Robert Loury formerly held between the lands of the prior of Holy Island and Alexander of Cheswick in perpetuity, rendering annually to the prior of Holy Island 14s 6d in equal portions at Pentecost and Martinmas, with distraint detailed, and also that if the buildings deteriorate and have not been repaired within half a year, then the priors of Durham and Holy Island can reenter.
Date: Durham, 28 May 1370.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 180 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.1913, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.30r-v.
4.1.Spec.32   [earlier 13th century]
Submission by Henry of Ord to the authority of the dean of York and Master J. Romanus, conceding that he ought to pay a certain sum from the tithes of his meadows, mill and fisheries to the prior and convent of Durham and for the costs incurred in the wars, namely ten marks.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 140mm
Seal: Blank [sealing] tongue, with a wrapping tie
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.23r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.134.
4.1.Spec.33   [earlier 13th century]
Appointment by Henry of Ord of Master W[illiam] de Grenlawe as his proctor in matters between himself and the monks of Durham and the heirs of Philip de Ullecotes concerning the fishery of Pool.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 45 x 155mm
Seal: Blank [sealing] tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.23r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.133.
4.1.Spec.34   22 October 1248
Bond by Silvester [Everdon] bishop of Carlisle and Robert prior and the convent of Carlisle, lest in time any wrong may happen to the prior and chapter of the church of Durham, by the ratification whereby Nicholas [ Farnham] bishop of Durham ratified the churches of Newcastle, Newburn, Warkworth, Corbridge and half of the church of Whittingham to them for their own use according to the ordinance of Masters William of Kilkenny archdeacon of Coventry, Thomas of Wymondham precentor of Lichfield, Odo of Kilkenny and Walter of Merton clerks, that they and the church of Carlisle will conserve undamaged the prior and convent of Durham.
Date: 22 October 1248.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.3096 and 3423, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.23v.
Printed: J. Hodgson, History of Northumberland, pt.iii vol.ii, (Newcastle 1828), p.144.
4.1.Spec.35   [c.1322 x 1348]
Grant by William son and heir of Thomas of Bamburgh to Alexander son of Alexander of Ord, of the toft which his father Thomas [of Bamburgh] was given by Margaret who was the wife of John son of Elveld, and six acres of land in the vill of Ord with the meadow belonging, parcels detailed, for a sum of money paid to him in his necessity.
Witnesses: Doms Thomas Gray constable of Norham, Robert of Clifford milites, Robert of Scremerston, Richard of Clifford, William of Grindon, Philip Todde, Robert of Cornhill, Adam Bonfaunt, Ralph Gray.
Dated from Thomas Gray's time as constable of Norham
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.144, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.22r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.134.
4.1.Spec.36   20 February 1534
Lease by John Castell prior of Holy [Island], with the consent of Hugh [Whitehead] prior of Durham, to John Barron of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Elizabeth Langton of the same widow, of a tenement in Ord, for 15 years, rendering annually to the prior of Holy Island 3s 4d in equal portions at Pentecost and Martinmas
Date: Holy Island, 20 February 1533/4.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 130 x 275mm
Seal: Seals of John Barron and Elizabeth Langton (one a fragment only), on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
4.1.Spec.37   [mid 13th century]
Recognition by Jordan Ridel that he should pay to the church of Norham his tithes from his meadows and mill and anything else from which tithes are liable, and also that he will submit to the jurisdiction of the abbot of Easby and the prior of Richmond St Martin.
Witnesses: John Wacelin, Leo Selven, Alexander of Bradford, William de Ulcester, William chaplain, John deacon, William deacon of Norham, Richard de Riston, Robert de Misterton, William Brunnolf, Stephen Kernet.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 155mm
Seal: G&B No.2085, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.30v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.131.
4.1.Spec.37*   [early 13th century]
Grant by Robert de Pesehale to God and St Cuthbert of Holy Island and the monks there, in pure and perpetual alms, of a toft and a croft in the vill of Tweedmouth and eight acres of land in the cultura of the same vill, as granted by Mabel daughter of Eustace son of Albert, and as detailed in her charter.
Witnesses: Ingram de Ulecotes, David of Holburn, William of Heaton, Robert of Clifford, Gilbert of Beal, Patrick of Cheswick, Constantine of Grindon, Thomas of Twizell, Patrick of Goswick, Alexander de la Rivere.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 115mm
Seal: G&B No.1976, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.120.
4.1.Spec.38   [4 August] 1230
Acknowledgement by Jordan Ridel of an agreement before the abbot of Easby and the prior of [Richmond] St Martin that he should pay 10s to the church of Norham for the tithes of Tilmouth mill in equal portions at Martinmas and Easter, and if he or his heirs are in default he will give a fine of 10 marks to the prior and convent of Durham.
Witnesses: Nicholas vicar of Elvet and W. chaplain of [Holy] Island, Robert Ridel his son, W. de Haia and John de Normant, Cuthbert and Master Arnold, John of Dorset.
Date: Sunday after St Peter ad vincula 1230.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 160mm
Seal: G&B No.2085, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.31r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.131-132.
4.1.Spec.39   [mid 13th century]
Grant by Robert Brown of Norham, for the souls of his father and mother and his ancestors and successors, to God and the church of St Mary of Norham, in free, pure and perpetual alms, of his toft which lies next to the toft of the church on the west, to provide for a lamp burning before the altar of the Blessed Virgin.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.416, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.31r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.132.
4.1.Spec.40   2 and 6 April 1344
Ordinance by William of Twizell parishioner of Norham, because of the decline in religious practice caused by the wars in England and Scotland, by licence of Richard [of Bury[ bishop of Durham, of Dom William Godard chaplain and his successors in the church of Norham perpetually celebrating at the altar of St Nicholas, of 5 marks worth of land which he holds of Dom Thomas Grey miles and Henry of East Linton (Esselington) in the vills of West Upsettlington and Norham within the bishop's liberty, namely 6½ acres in Norham, 9 acres of land in West Upsettlington of the demesne of Henry of East Linton, a messuage and a cottage and 18½ acres of land formerly of Richard Branxton in the same vill, a messuage and 27 acres of land in the same vill with 3s annual rent from the Sandes fishery in the Tweed which were formerly of William the reeve, a messuage and 18 acres of land which were of William Pratte in the same vill, a messuage and 7½ acres of land in the same vill which were formerly of Christiana de Archedale, a messuage and 3 acres of land which were formerly of Thomas of Ketton in the same vill, 2 acres of land which were formerly of John son of the reeve in the same vill; whereby William of Twizell, for the honour of Almighty God, the Blessed Virgin Mary his mother and St Nicholas and all the saints, ordains a perpetual chantry at the altar of St Nicholas in the church of Norham under the said William Goddard who will celebrate divine service each day at the altar for the souls of the said William, his wife Marjorie, their children and all the faithful dead, and on any feast day they will chant the nine lessons except the “Placebo cum Dirige”; and after William Godard's death, the collation to the chantry will remain to the prior of Durham, with the first collation to go to Robert of Twizell, son of William's sister.
Date: by the prior and chapter in the chapter house in Durham, 2 April 1344; by William of Twizell and William Godard at Norham, 6 April year as above.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right edge, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 220 x 250mm
Seal: G&B No.1078 and 2477, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.31r-v.
4.1.Spec.41
= 2.4.Pont.9.
4.1.Spec.42
Missing.
Copies: DCD Cart. I, f.76r-v and 187v; Cart. II, f.32v.
4.1.Spec.43
Missing.
Copies: DCD Cart. I, f.188r; Cart. IV, f.29r.
4.1.Spec.44   [?1345 x 1381]
Writ of Thomas [?Hatfield] bishop of Durham to the sheriff of Norham, that as the prior of Durham has shown that Richard [Marsh/Poore] former bishop of Durham by his charter granted that anyone from the land or fee of the prior of Durham was attached by the bishop's bailiffs for anything pertaining to the prior's court then the prior or his bailiff could summon him to his court, and any thief taken on the prior's land and convicted in his court could be executed on the bishop's gallows, to hand over to the prior [Adam Kitson] of Shoreswood, John Watson of Shoreswood, Hugh Huddeson of Shoreswood, [Robert Slyng]law of Tweedmouth, Adam Hyne of Fenham, John Frere taylor of Fenham, [?tenants] of the said prior and indicted before the sheriff for theft.
?Draft, interlineations and incomplete.
Parchment, 1m, some stains, hole in the centre with some text lost, stitching holes down the left edge
Size: 160 x 270mm
Copies: DCD Cart. I, f.188r-v; Cart. IV, f.25r-v.
4.1.Spec.45
= 2.3.Pont.12.
4.1.Spec.46a   3 January 1365
Notarial instrument being an ordination for the church of Norham reciting that Master Alan of Shitlington master of the house of St Mary Magdalene at Sherburn, vicar-general of Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham, on the petition of Thomas of Appleby vicar of the parochial church of Norham, that his portion of 20 marks sterling was inadequate for him to live on and support other incumbents, had summoned the said vicar before him along with John Fossor prior of Durham, John of Bishopton subprior, John of Newton terrar, Roger of [North]allerton sacrist, William of Norton precentor, William Vavasour chamberlain, John of Hemingbrough almoner, Thomas of Hardwick cellarer, John of Bolton communar, Richard of Bickerton feretrar, Richard of Birtley bursar, John of Houghton, Hugh de Faludon, John of Hawthorne, Thomas Launcels, Thomas of Kelloe, Thomas de Kelinghalgh, William of Kelloe, William of Lumley, Hugh of Sherburn and William Graper monks of the chapter of Durham who agreed that from the tithes and fruits of the church, the vicar and his successors shall receive for their congruous portion of the said vicarage the oblations great and small of Norham, Horncliffe, Shoresworth, Felkington, Duddo, Upsettlington, Batehous; and also the tithes of calves, foals, pigs, milk, hay, lint, hemp (canab'), thistles (carduor'), and bramble berries of ?the larger size (rubi maioris), pot herbs, other herbs and other fruits of trees, turbaries, bee hives and honey (alvear ruscor'), pigeons, geese, hens, ducks, peacocks, and other domestic birds; the lent tithes of domestics and servants, and all other personal tithes; the tithes of the fishery of Pedwell, the oblations of wax and wax-candles made in the church, the fees of funerals, ploughs and marriages, and the consecrated bread of the vills aforesaid; the herbage of the churchyard and messuage before the proctor's gates; and six acres of land at Norham belonging to the said messuage, with common of pasture and turbary, together with four marks of silver. The vicar shall duly serve the church, providing bread and wine for celebrating divine service and communion for the parishioners, along with wax, holy oil, other lights and incense, and he shall supply it with strewments, pay for washing the vestments, and pay procurations of the archdeacons and synod; and the prior and chapter reserve to themselves the tithes of corn, wool, skins of wool, lamb, the other fisheries, mortuaries alive and dead, of the places aforesaid, together with all the tithes of the chapelry of Cornhill, where they bind themselves to supply a chaplain, and the places of Cornhill, Tilmouth and Heaton; and the said vicar and commissary, having received the valuation of all this by the faithful parishioners of the said church as being £30 annually, and having declared in the market place that this should be sufficient to support the said vicar, assigned these as the due portion for the said vicar by virtue of the following recited commission.
Witnesses: Master William of Farnham bishop's official, William of Sweethope and Geoffrey of Hadham clerks of York and Durham dioceses.
Date: Durham cathedral, 3 January 1364/5, Pont.4 Pope Urban V.
Notary: John of Hackthorpe clerk of Carlisle diocese, NP by apostolic authority, eschatocol recited.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 530 x 390mm
Seal: G&B No.3186A, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.25v-27r.
   3 October 1364
Commission of Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham to Alan of Shitlington master of the house of St Mary Magdalene of Sherburn and vicar-general of the bishop of Durham, to investigate the petition of Thomas of Appleby vicar of Norham that his portion of 20 marks from the prior and convent, patrons of the church, is inadequate to support him, with authority to provide a remedy and augment or replace the portion.
Date: Auckland, 3 October 1364 Pont.20.
4.1.Spec.46b   3 January 1365
Duplicate of DCD 4.1.Spec.46a.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 560 x 380mm
Seal: G&B No.3186A, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
4.1.Spec.47   20 January 1364
Notarial instrument reciting an agreement between Dom Thomas of Appleby perpetual vicar of the parochial church of Norham and the prior and chapter of Durham made before and with the consent and authority of William of Farnham rector of Walkington in York diocese and vicar-general of Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham, being then in remote parts, that the vicar and his successors shall receive for their congruous portion of the said vicarage the oblations great and small of the vills of Norham, Horncliffe, Thornton, Shoresworth, Felkington, Duddo, Grindon, Newbiggin, Twizell, Upsettlington, Batehous and of the inhabitants of the said vills, to be made in the said church; and also the tithes of calves, milk, foals, pigs, hay, lint, hemp (canab'), thistles (carduor'), and bramble berries of ?the larger size (rubi maioris), pot herbs, leeks, and other fruits of trees, turbaries, bee hives and honey (alvear ruscor'), pigeons, geese, hens, ducks, peacocks, and other domestic birds; the lent tithes of domestics and servants, and all other personal tithes; the tithes of the fishery of Pedwell, the oblations of wax and wax-candles made in the church, the fees of funerals, ploughs and marriages, and the consecrated bread of the vills aforesaid. The vicar shall duly serve the church, providing bread and wine for celebrating divine service and communion for the parishioners, along with wax, holy oil, other lights and incense, and he shall supply it with strewments, pay for washing the vestments, and pay procurations of the archdeacons and the papal taxation when it occurs; and the prior and chapter reserve to themselves the tithes of corn, wool, skins of wool, lamb, the other fisheries, mortuaries alive and dead, of the vills aforesaid, together with all the tithes of the chapelry of Cornhill, where they bind themselves to supply a chaplain, and the vills of Cornhill, Tilmouth and Heaton; and the said vicar agrees not to sell any of the tithes, profits or obventions of Cornhill etc except for the hospitality due to him.
Witnesses: William of Sweethope jr and William of Hadham clerks of Durham diocese.
Date: Durham chapter house, 20 January 1363/4, Pont. 2 of Pope Urban V.
Notary: John of Hackthorpe clerk of Carlisle diocese, NP by apostolic authority, eschatocol recited.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy
Size: 270 x 430mm
Seal: G&B No.3186A, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.27r-v.
4.1.Spec.48   3 January 1365
Agreement between Dom Thomas of Appleby perpetual vicar of the parochial church of Norham and the prior and convent of Durham with the consent and authority of Alan of Shitlington vicar-general of Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham, being then in remote parts, that the vicar and his successors shall receive for thrier congruous portion of the said vicarage the oblations great and small of the vills of Norham, Horncliffe, Thornton, Shoresworth, Felkington, Duddo, Grindon, Newbiggin, Twizell, Upsettlington, Batehous and of the inhabitants of the said vills, to be made in the said church; and also the tithes of calves, milk, foals, pigs, hay, lint, hemp (canab'), thistles (carduor'), and bramble berries of ?the larger size (rubi maioris), pot herbs, leeks, and other fruits of trees, turbaries, bee hives and honey (alvear ruscor'), pigeons, geese, hens, ducks, peacocks, and other domestic birds; the lent tithes of domestics and servants, and all other personal tithes; the tithes of the fishery of Pedwell, the oblations of wax and wax-candles made in the church, the fees of funerals, ploughs and marriages, and the consecrated bread of the vills aforesaid; the herbage of the churchyard and messuage before the proctor's gates; six acres of land belonging to the said messuage, with common of pasture and turbary, together with four marks of silver; the vicar shall duly serve the church, providing bread and wine for celebrating divine service and communion for the parishioners, along with wax, holy oil, other lights and incense, and he shall supply it with strewments, shall pay for washing the vestments, shall pay procurations of the archdeacons and synod; and the prior and convent reserve to themselves the tithes of corn, wool, skins of wool, lamb, the other fisheries, mortuaries alive and dead, of the vills aforesaid, together with all the tithes of the chapelry of Cornhill, where they bind themselves to supply a chaplain, and the vills of Cornhill, Tilmouth and Heaton; and the said vicar agrees not to sell any of the tithes, profits or obventions of Cornhill etc except for the hospitality due to him.
Date: Durham, 3 January 1364/5.
Endorsed, including (19th century) as produced in a case in the exchequer between Joseph Watkins clerk complainant and Alexander Smith defendant before the complainant's witness John Boulby, 1 February 1825, signed by William Willoby, C. Pattison, R. Home and Edward Elliott.
Parchment, 1m, lined, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 220 x 410mm
Seal: G&B No.86 and 3186A, each on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.27v-28r.
Extracted: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), p.278n.
4.1.Spec.49
= 4.1.Pont.5.
4.1.Spec.50   [14 March] 1338
Inquisition held before Robert of Maners sheriff of Norham and Michael of Chilton, proctor there, about the lands of Adam Francis there, on the oath of John Perkyn, William Seritson, Richard Man, Thomas of Bollesdon, Robert of Ross and Eustace Lyolf, jurors, who said that Adam Fraunceys held in Norham: a burgage on the west of that of Adam of Ridesdale, and 11½ acres of arable land in the same vill, held in chief of the bishop of Durham by service of 2s 6¼d pa; a burgage on the north side of the tenement of Stephen Papedy, held of the prior and convent of Durham by service of 15½d. All these lands came into the hands of Louis [Beaumont] bishop of Durham by forfeiture of war of the said Adam, and the bishop granted them by his charter to William of Hadham and his heirs, to be held of the chief lords of the fee.
Date: Norham, Friday after St Gregory the pope 1337/8.
Endorsed including (15th century) as not registered.
Parchment, 1m, diamond-shaped [filing] hole in the bottom left corner
Size: 105 x 235mm
Seal: Fragments on three tongues, with a wrapping tie below
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.282r; Cart. IV, f.28r-v.
4.1.Spec.51   14 November 1362
Notarial instrument reciting that Dom Thomas of Appleby priest, constituted perpetual vicar of Norhamon on his promotion from Dinsdale (Didensale) church, acknowledged to John [Fossor] prior and the convent of Durham that the portion of 20 marks of silver annually for the vicar of the vicarage was sufficient for providing vestments, books, lights round the altar and priests in the church's chapels and everything else necessary for the cure of souls, and he swore that he would never seek more than the said portion, nor bring any suit against the prior and convent, rectors of the church.
Witnesses: Master William of Farnham official of the archdeacon of Durham, John Foosour, Geoffrey Hadham.
Date: chamber of the prior of Durham in Durham priory, 14 November 1362.
Notary: John of Nesbit clerk of Durham diocese, NP by apostolic authority, eschatocol recited.
Parchment, 1m, two diamond-shaped [filing] holes in the centre of the foot, other damage holes with some text now missing
Size: 240 x 305mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.28v.
4.1.Spec.52   13 January 1432
Commission of Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham to the prior of Holy Island and John of Durham vicar of the parochial church of Norham to cite before him any of the parishioners of Holy Island, on pain of suspension from divine service, who do not contribute within 12 days to the repair of the nave of the parochial church of Holy Island, as he has mandated the parochial chaplains of the chapels of Kyloe, Lowick, Ancroft and Tweedmouth, dependants of the mother parochial church of Holy Island.
Date: bishop's manor of Auckland, 13 January 1431/2, Pont.26.
Parchment, 1m, some damage to the right edge
Size: 155 x 295mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.28v-29r.
Printed register copy: The Register of Thomas Langley Bishop of Durham 1406-1437, vol.iv, ed R.L. Storey (Surtees Society 170, 1955), p.34-35.
4.1.Spec.53
Missing.
4.1.Spec.54   [early 13th century]
Grant by William Masculus, with the consent of his heirs, to God and St Cuthbert of Holy Island and the monks there serving God, of a toft in the vill of Tweedmouth with six acres of land there, for the souls of his ancestors, in pure and perpetual alms, the toft extending against the bridge towards the south, two acres extending towards Pool, two acres extending by the way which leads towards Ord, and two acres in the cultura of the same vill.
Witnesses: William of Heaton, Henry of Ord, Adam of Thornton, Eustace of Kyloe, Henry his son, Eustace le Brun, Patrick of Cheswick, Robert son of Adam of Scremerston, Elias of Haggerston, Thomas of Twizell, Constantine of Grindon, Adam of Durham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 135 x 135mm
Seal: G&B No.1722, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.120.
4.1.Spec.54*   [early 13th century]
Grant by Mabil daughter of Eustace son of Albert, for the salvation of her soul and the souls of her ancestors and successors, to God and Dom St Cuthbert of [Holy] Island and the monks there serving God, with the concession of her heirs, of a toft and a croft with four acres of land on the south side of the vill of Tweedmouth on Waldenesacres, in pure and perpetual alms, and indeed the prior of the house of Holy Island and the monks there have conceded to Robert de Peshal and Dom Susanna his wife the prayers, orations and common benefactions of the said house of Holy Island.
Witnesses: Henry of Farlington, Robert of Clifford, David of ?Holburn (Haburt), William of Heaton, John priest of Cornhill, John de Emothill, Arnold chaplain, John of Haggerston, Robert of Scremerston, Robert de Peshal, Constantine of Grindon, Thomas of Twizell, Simon the clerk.
Parchment, 1m, two small crease holes with some text lost
Size: 70 x 230mm
Seal: G&B No.2475, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.120.
4.1.Spec.55   [early 13th century]
Grant by Mabil daughter of Eustace son of Albert, for the salvation of her soul and the souls of her ancestors and successors, to God and Dom St Cuthbert of [Holy] Island and the monks there serving God, in pure and perpetual alms, of a toft in the vill of Tweedmouth which extends near the church of St Boysil on the other side of the way towards the west.
Witnesses: Ingram de Ulecotes, Robert de Pesehale, David of Holburn, William of Heaton, Robert of Clifford, William Masculo, Gilbert of Beal, Patrick of Cheswick, Constantine of Grindon, Thomas of Twizell, Patrick of Goswick, Alexander de la Rivere, Adam of Durham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 160mm
Seal: G&B No.2475, on a parchment tag through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.120.
4.1.Spec.56    [10 March 1230]
Mandate of Pope Gregory [IX] to the abbot and prior of Dryburgh, diocese of St Andrews, and the archdeacon of Glasgow, ordering them to hear a case in which W., a clerk, complains that Henry Orde and certain others of the diocese of Durham are injurying him concerning a certain fishery and other things.
At the Lateran, 6 Ides March Pont. 3 [Gregory IX].
Endorsed as a fishery case on the Tweed.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 180mm
Seal: No bulla, but two triangular holes [for sealing cords] in the turnup with a small piece of the edge also cut out
Formerly 2.1.Pap.34 : the present reference dates from the 16th - 17th century.
Copy: DCD Cart. III, f.160v (marked 03).
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.133.
2.Spec.
1.2.Spec.1
= 2.1.Reg.2.
1.2.Spec.2
= 3.1.Reg.2.
1.2.Spec.3
= 1.1.Reg.15.
1.2.Spec.4   [1154 x 1158]
Protestation of Absalom prior and the monks of Durham to the sheriff of Northumberland, that Thomas of Muschamps gave to St Cuthbert in alms the vill of Heatherslaw (Haderslaw), and invested St Cuthbert with it by his sword, witnessed by Stephen de Bulmer.
Endorsed (13th century) as a protestation.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 87 x 141mm
Seal: Blank [sealing] tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.141.
1.2.Spec.5   [late 12th century x early 13th century]
Grant by Ralph, son of Gilbert of Branxton, of the church of Branxton to God, St Cuthbert, and the monks of Durham, for the infirmary, in free, pure and perpetual alms, for the salvation of his ancestors, himself, his wife and his heirs.
Witnesses: Master Richard of Coldingham, Master Anger, John clerk of Holy Island, Goscelin chaplain of Holy Island, Thomas and John chaplains of Norham, Hamo, Germanus and William clerks of Holy Island, Robert de Pesehale, Eustace of Kyloe, Philip de Cestrund, Patrick of Cheswick, John of Haggerston, William of Aycliffe, Alexander Marshall, Richard Brun, Hugh Havet, John Rufo, Hugh del Bors, Johele and Adam of Holy Island, Gerard the cook, Roger Burdun, Gilbert Burdun, Hugh le Sumeiler, John of Remington.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 117 x 217mm
Seal: G&B No.388, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.95v-96r; Cart. II, f.34r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.139; J. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland, in Three Parts(1828), Vol. 3, Part II, p.147-150.
1.2.Spec.6   [late 12th century x early 13th century]
Confirmation by Alexander, son of Ralph of Branxton, to God, St Cuthbert, and the prior and monks of Durham of his father Ralph's grant of the church at Branxton, to their infirmary, in pure and perpetual alms.
Witnesses: William of Ford, Robert of Hameldon, Robert of Cestrun, David of Houbern, Master Alan of Richmond, Master Walter of Haddington, Master Herbert the medic, Merlin the clerk of Branxton, John of Haggerston, Robert Bruncoft, Jolano of Langton, Patrick of Cheswick, Alexander of Orde, William of Aycliffe, Richard Brun, William of Haswell, Gilbert Burdun, Thomas le Mansel, Robert the cook.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 126 x152mm
Seal: G&B No.380, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.96r; Cart. II, f.34r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.140.
1.2.Spec.7   [late 12th century x early 13th century]
Quitclaim by Christiana, first-born daughter of Theobald of Branxton, by the consent of her husband John, of her right to the advowson of the church of Branxton, to the prior and convent of Durham, with a penalty for default of 3 marks to be paid towards the ornamentation of the church at Branxton.
Witnesses: Dom Richard, another Richard, and Nicholas canons of Carham, Dom Walter the chaplain, Stephen the chaplain, William the chaplain, Harald serviens of Karram (Wark cancelled), William deacon of Carham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 43 x 214mm
Seal: G&B Nos.383 and 384, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.34v.
Printed: J. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland, in Three Parts (1828), Vol. 3 Part II, p.147; J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.139.
1.2.Spec.8   [late 12th century x early 13th century]
Quitclaim by Matilda, second-born of Theobald of Branxton, of her right to the advowson of the church of Branxton, to the prior and convent of Durham.
Witnesses: Dom Richard, another Richard, and Nicholas canons of Karram, Dom Walter chaplain of Wark, Stephen chaplain of Carham, William chaplain of Carham, William deacon, Harald serviens of Carham, Terry of Wark.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 44 x200mm
Seal: G&B No.385 (flakey), on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.34v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.140.
1.2.Spec.9   [late 12th century x early 13th century]
Quitclaim by Amabilia, last-born of Theobald, of her right to the advowson of the church at Branxton in the same way as her sister Matilda.
Witnesses: Dom Richard, another Richard, and Nicholas canons of Carham, Walter of Carham chaplain, William chaplain of Carham, Stephen chaplain.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 35 x 155mm
Seal: G&B No.386, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.34v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.140.
1.2.Spec.10   [12 January 1242]
Quitclaim by Christiana, former wife of John Marchald of Branxton, having previously quitclaimed their right to the advowson of the church of Branxton in the church of Carham (Karram) before great men to the prior and convent of Durham, and having confirmed the charters of Ralph of Bowsden and Alexander his son about the church to the prior and convent of Durham, in her free widowhood of the advowson of her right to the aforesaid church for greater security, in the presence of Dom Th[omas] prior of Holy Island and other great men, to the prior and convent of Durham, on pain of 20 marks towards the fabric of the church of Durham, under the jurisdiction of the archdeacon of Northumberland.
Witnesses: Henry parson of Ford, Doms chaplains Henry of Holy Island, Nicholas of Ancroft, Patrick senior and Patrick junior of Goswick, Roger of Witton, Philip clerk of Tweedmouth, John the cook, Hutting Picker, Haldane of Holy Island.
Date: Holy Island, Sunday in the octave of Epiphany 1241/2.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 220mm
Seal: G&B No.381, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.34v-35r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.140.
1.2.Spec.11   December [mid 13th century]
Renunciation to W. official of the bishop [of Durham] from John of Branxton and Christiana his wife, Dolfinus and Matilda his wife, and Roger and Amabilia his wife, of their claim to the advowson of the church of Branxton, in the chapel of Wark on Tuesday before the feast of Saint Thomas the apostle [21 December] before the archdeacon of Northumberland and the chaplains there assembled, and handing over their sealed charters to the prior and convent of Durham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 48 x175mm
Seal: G&B Nos.382, 383, 386, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.35r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.140.
1.2.Spec.12   [1218 x 1234]
Renunciation by John Marshall of Branxton and Christiana his wife, Matilda and Amabilia the daughters of Theobald of Branxton of their right to the advowson of the church of Branxton, in the church of Carham, to R[alph Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, and also confirming the charter of Ralph of Bowsden and his son Alexander granting the same church to the prior and convent of Durham, on pain of 10 marks to the ornamentation of the church of Branxton.
Witnesses: Doms Richard, another Richard, and Nicholas, canons of Carham, Dom Walter chaplain, Dom Robert of Ross, Stephen chaplain, Adam chaplain of Cornale, Harold serviens of Carham, Dom William chaplain, Richard of Carham, Simon deacon of Karram, Terry of Wark, Eustace of Holy Island.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 217mm
Seal: G&B Nos.383, 384, 385, 386, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.35r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.139.
1.2.Spec.13   [9 December 1200 x 1203]
Notification by the priors of Marton and Malton and H. dean of Ryedale, reciting the following papal mandate, of an agreement between R[alph Kerneth] prior and the monks of Durham and the prior and canons of Kirkham about the church of Newton in Glendale, where the prior and monks of Durham must pay 2 bezants and 4s to the canons of Kirkham on the altar of the church of Newton in Glendale.
Witnesses: Simon the deacon, Hamo treasurer of York, William archdeacon of Nottingham, William abbot of Rievaulx, Robert abbot of St Mary's York, Richard abbot of Selby, Ronald prior of Guisborough, Elias prior of Brel[---].
Parchment, 1m
Size: 190 x 180mm
Seal: G&B Nos.3328, 3501, 3514, 3515, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.35v and 1.2.Spec.21.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.140.
Calendared: The Letters of Pope Innocent III, ed C.R. Cheney and M.G. Cheney (Oxford 1967), p.44.
   [9 December 1200]
Mandate of Pope Innocent III to the priors of Malton and Marton and H. the dean of Ryedale, to cause the church of Branxton, belonging to the church of Kirknewton in Glendale, to be restored to A[ndrew] prior and the canons of Kirkham, who have complained that evildoers occupied it in the time of war and Merlin the clerk refuses to resign it.
Date: Lateran, 5 Id. December Pont.3 [Innocent III].
1.2.Spec.14   [14 February] 1235
Certification of the induction by William chaplain of Bamburgh and dean of Northumberland beyond the Coquet, according to the following mandate.
Witnesses: W[illiam] prior of Holy Island, Robert of Craven his fellow Durham monk, many parishioners of Branxton.
Date: St Valentine 1234/5.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.3325, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.35v-36r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.140.
   [January or early February 1235]
Mandate by R[ichard Poore] bishop of Durham to A[lan de Lynn] archdeacon of Northumberland for the induction into the church of Branxton of Master Alan [of Wackerfield], admitted and instituted [through his proctor] William de la Haye at the presentation of the prior and convent of Durham.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.271.
1.2.Spec.15
= 3.1.Pont.16.
1.2.Spec.16
= 3.2.Pont.4.
1.2.Spec.17
= 4.2.Pont.12.
1.2.Spec.18
[= 3.1.Pap.12, missing.].
1.2.Spec.19
Cross-reference to 1.8.Spec.33.
1.2.Spec.20   [1252 x 1255?]
Inspeximus transcript by W[alter Gray], archbishop of York, of the following letters patent.
Unexecuted.
Parchment, 1m, 3 various [filing] holes in the lower right part, traces of ruling
Size: 169 x 250mm
As Kirkham is described as bishop of Durham without qualification, and was therefore presumably still alive, this document must belong to the time of Archbishop Walter Gray rather than Walter Giffard.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.3r.
    [19 July 1252]
Letters patent of Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham granting to B[ertram of Middleton] prior and the convent of Durham the church of Branxton, whose advowson already belongs to them, for the support of 2 monks at the cell of Warkworth, and they may take possession on the resignation or death of the rector, Master Richard de Bervil.
Date: [Bishop] Auckland, 14 Kal. August Pont.3.
Original: DCD 3.2.Pont.4 (dated 20 July 1252).
1.2.Spec.21   [14th century]
Early 14th century copy of 1.2.Spec.13, omitting the witnesses.
Paper, 1p
Size: 165 x 295mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.24v.
1.2.Spec.22   [16 May 1445]
Receipt from prior and convent of Kirkham to the prior and convent of Durham for the Pentecost term 1445 for a pension from the church of Branxton in Northumberland.
Date: Pentecost year as above.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 63 x 252mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.24v.
1.2.Spec.23    [late 13th century]
Master Gilbert Aristotil swears fealty to the prior and convent of Durham for the church of Branxton.
Parchment, 1m, with a stabbed [filing] hole on the right edge
Size: 55 x 175mm
Seal: G&B No.89, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Reg. I, f.i.110v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.140.
1.2.Spec.23*   [1100 x 1118]
Charter of Matilda, queen of [Henry I], to Ranulf [Flambard] bishop of Durham, and to the sheriffs Aluric and Liulf, and all the barons of Northumberland, granting to the monks of Durham the church of Carham (Carrum), and its appurtenances, in alms, inasmuch as it belongs to her by the gift of the king, for the salvation of her husband and chidren and herself and for the souls of her own and the king's parents, with the addressees to protect the church for the benefit of the monks.
Witness: Aldwin chamberlain.
At Windsor.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 59 x 171mm
Seal: G&B No.3018, attached to a strip cut from the foot of the document, with a tie tag
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.37v.
Calendared: Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum 1066-1154, ii Regesta Henrici Primi 1100-1135, ed C. Johnson and H.A. Cronne (Oxford 1956), p.135, no. 1143
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.141; New Palaeographical Society Facsimiles i pl.71a; J. Hodgson, History of Northumberland, pt.iii vol ii. p.150; T.A.M. Bishop Suppl. Docs, p.75, no S.15.
1.2.Spec.24   [1 March] 1254
Notification by Hugh [of Beverley] prior and the convent of Kirkham that they are obliged to B[ertram of Middleton] prior and the convent of Durham for confirming the grant by Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham of the churches of Carham (Karram) with its chapel of Newton in Glendale, and the church of Hylderton.
Date: Kirkham, Kal. March 1253/4.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 81 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.3501, on a tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.37v.
Printed: J. Hodgson, History of Northumberland, pt.iii vol ii. p.150-151.
1.2.Spec.25   [1263 x 1274]
Grant by Roger Bertram to God, the church of St Cuthbert, Durham and Robert [Stitchill 1260-1274 or Holy Island 1274-1283] bishop [of Durham], of a toft with a croft which Simon Coy held in Molesdon, near the land of Dom William Daubeni, and an acre of land of his demesne in the same vill, in the cultura called Baurige on the west of the vill, together with the advowson of the church of St John the Evangelist in Meldon, in alms, for the salvation of his soul, those of his ancestors and his heirs, in return for the prayers of the bishop and his successors.
Witnesses: Dom Geoffrey Russel steward of Durham, Dom Hodenell Hairum clerk, Robert de Brunegil constable of Durham, Lawrence de Linz sheriff of Durham, William the parker of Mitford, Michael Scot of the same, Robert Spurnel of the same.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 146 x 252mm
Seal: G&B No.227, on a parchment tag, through two slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.37v-38r.
1.2.Spec.26a   [22 November] 1310
Acknowledgement by Henry [de Burgh] prior and the convent of Lanercost that, as Master Robert de Lessette formerly rector of the church of Mitford (Mitteford) and Dom John of Norham rector of the church of Meldon had agreed in the courts of Durham and York, the church of Meldon was not subject to the church of Mitford and that the prior and convent of Durham, as patrons of the church of Meldon, were entitled to all their rights thereby.
Date: Lanercost, 10 Kal. December 1310.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 143 x 246mm
Seal: G&B No.3508, on a tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.38r.
1.2.Spec.26b   19 March 1311
Renunciation by the prior and convent of Lanercost, as rectors of the church of Mitford in the diocese of Durham, of any right that they might have thereby in the church of Meldon, a mother and parochial church, as in a sentence of Master Robert de Leisset formerly rector of the church of Mitford against Dom John of Norham formerly rector of the church of Meldon in the court of York.
Date: in chapter at Lanercost, 19 March 1310/11.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 67 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.3508, on a tongue, wrapping tie below
1.2.Spec.27
= 4.2.Pont.10.
1.2.Spec.28   [21 October] 1310
Grant by Henry [de Burgh] prior and the convent of Lanercost to the prior and convent of Durham of whatever security and immunity they ordain for their church of Meldon, and they are bound in £200 for damages, interest and expenses to the prior and convent of Durham to be paid within two months at Durham after they have peaceful possession of the church of Mitford, and notwithstanding the £200 is to be paid as subsidy for the Holy Land.
Date: Lanercost, 12 Kal. October 1310.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 72x 232mm
Seal: G&B No.3508, on a tongue, wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.38v.
1.2.Spec.29   [1307 x 1327]
Articles stating that Roger Bertram miles was the true patron of the church of Meldon in the time of King H[enry III] grandfather of the present king, and made the folloign presentations who were admitted by the bishop of Durham. Roger Bertram presented John of Tynemouth (Tynemue) his clerk, rector for many years; then, on his death, Odenell of Ford his clerk, rector for many years; then, on his departure, Bertram gave a messuage, a croft and the advowson of Meldon to Robert Stichill bishop of Durham who collated Simon de Bitterly to it; then Robert of Holy Island bishop of Durham collated Roger de Asleby to it; then the same bishop gave to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham a toft in the vill of Molesdon, 2 acres of land and the advowson of Meldon church, to which, when vacant, the prior and monks presented John of Norham, who was rector for 30 years and more before his resignation; and the bishop and prior and convent had agreed that if there was any controversy over the church, the bishop would defend it at his cost and if necessary would provide an equivalent benefice. Also, when Roger Bertram held the advowson of Meldon church, the king held the advowson of Mitford church which now the king has given to the canons of Lanercost who thereby ought to respond to the articles.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 315 x 156mm
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.3v-4r and 25r.
1.2.Spec.30   4 October 1472
Grant from John Harper of Whitworth and Elizabeth his wife, previously the wife of Thomas Thorneburgh, to John Sedgefield chaplain and Edmund Bell of a messuage in Sadlergate in Durham, lying between the tenements previously belonging to Emma of Hilton on one side and John of Killinghall on the other, which Elizabeth was given by her late husband Thomas Thorneburgh, with John Forman appaointed as their attorney to deliver seisin.
Witnesses:John Sayer jr armiger, William Killinghall armiger, Robert Killinghall, John Claxton and John Raket .
Date: 4 October 1472, 12 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 333mm
Seal: Two unidentified each on a parchment tag, through three slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.29r-v.
1.2.Spec.31   20 October 1472
Quitclaim from Robert Sotheron of Durham clerk and Robert Peucher of the same chaplain, to John Sedgefield chaplain and Edmund Bell of their right to a messuage lying in Sadlergate in Durham between the tenements previously of Emma of Hilton on one side and of John Killinghall on the other, which they had by the gift of the late Thomas Thorneburgh.
Witnesses: Oliver Yonger, Roland Leyn, Thomas Simpson.
Date: Durham, 20 October 1472, 12 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 106 x 334mm
Seal: Two unidentified each on a parchment tag, through three slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.29v.
1.2.Spec.32   [1 September] 1343
Grant by John Taylor son of William of Middleham to Robert Cook of Morton and Joan his wife of his burgage in Durham extending to the highway to the west with its head on the new bridge in Durham, with a cellar and a solar built on it, comprising 16 feet in length, and extending to Sadlergate, rendering annually to John Butsfield (Botelesfield) 3s, half to be paid for term of Pentecost and the other half for the term of St Martin in the winter, and 5s to sacrist of Durham cathedral similarly, and 6s 6d to the heirs of William son of Walter of Durham similarly, with John Butsfield being able to distrain in the burgage for arrears.
Witnesses: Robert of Coxside, Simon of Esh, John Mody, Richard son of Gilbert of Durham, Robert Schakelok.
Date: Durham, Monday before St Cuthbert in September 1343.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 128 x 247mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.29v-30r.
1.2.Spec.33   6 June 1417
Quitclaim from Emma who was the wife of William Hedley to John junior the son of William Newburgh of Durham of her rights in the tenements which William Newburgh previously held of the gift of William Hedley in Sadlergate in Durham.
Witnesses: Hugh Boner, John Bradbury, Hugh Stafford.
Date: Durham, 6 June 1417.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 101 x 262mm
Seal: Unidentified seal, on a parchment tag reused from another document, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.30r.
1.2.Spec.34   [12 October] 1370
Grant by William son and heir of William of Beautrone to William de Hedley, goldsmith, of a burgage in Sadlergate in the borough of Durham, between the burgages previously of William son of Walter the butcher (flesshewer) of Durham on one the side and of John of Hylton saddler on the other.
Witnesses: John of Bishopdale bailiff of the borough of Durham, Thomas of Tudhoe, William Chalker, Roger of Darlington, John de Moriley, Roger Aspore, John of Bowes.
Date: Durham, Saturday before St Luke 1370.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 111 x 280mm
Seal: Unidentified seal, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.30r.
1.2.Spec.35    1 December 1389
Grant by William Hedley to William of Newburgh of Elvet of a messuage in Sadlergate in Durham between the tenements previously held by Emma of Hilton on one side and by John of Killinghall on the other.
Witnesses: John Lewyn, Roger Aspor, William Keyhowe, John Wodesende, Robert of Annesley.
Date: Durham, 1 December 1389.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 70 x 270mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag resued from another document, through a slit in a turnup
1.2.Spec.36   [5 November] 1340
Grant by John of Middleham of Durham, tailor, to William of Beautrone of a burgage in Sadlergate in Durham, lying between burgages previously held by William son of Walter the butcher on one side and John of Hilton sellar on the other.
Witnesses: Simon of Esh [and] Robert of Cockside bailiffs of the borough of Durham, William of Walton, Richard son of Gilbert, John Mody, John of Eggescliffe, Nicholas Spicer, Robert Shakelok, John of Tudhoe, Geoffrey of Catden, Robert of Elvet clerk.
Date:Durham, Sunday before St Martin in winter 1340.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No.2279, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.30r-v.
1.2.Spec.37   24 March [1390]
Grant by John of Killinghall and John of Eggescliffe chaplain to William of Newburgh of a messuage in Sadlergate in Durham, between the messauges where John Wodeshend lives on the south side and of William [Newburgh] on the north side, rendering annually 13s 4d at the terms of Pentecost and St Martin in the winter, with distraints detailed.
Witnesses: Thomas Barber, Thomas of Headlam, John of Wodeshend and others.
Date:Durham 24 March 13 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 150 x 270mm
Seal: 2 unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.30v.
1.2.Spec.38   [30 January 1411]
Grant by John of Pittington chaplain that, as Matilda the wife of Thomas Holden holds for life all of the holdings which belonged to Thomas Menvile in Durham and the suburbs with reversion to himself, he grants the reversion of these to Thomas Holden on her death.
Witnesses: William Chancellor, John Headlam, William Thornburgh, Hugh Boner, Nicholas Hayforth.
Date:Durham, Friday before the Purification of the BVM 12 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 300mm
Seal: Unidentified seal, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.38v.
1.2.Spec.39   9 February 1411
Quitclaim from John of Pittingto, chaplain to Thomas Holden of his right to the lands etc which belonged to Thomas Menvile in Durham and the suburbs of the same.
Date:Durham, 9 February 12 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 300mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.30v-31r.
1.2.Spec.40   16 September 1411
Grant by John Pittington chaplain to Matilda the wife of Thomas Holden of all the lands and holdings given him by Thomas Menvile in Durham and the suburbs of the same, for her life.
Witnesses: Ralph Eures, Robert Umfraville, Thomas Surtees milites, William Chancellor, Thomas Langton.
Date:Durham, 16 September 12 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 305mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.31r.
1.2.Spec.41   23 May 1403
Grant by Thomas Menville of Ludworth to Thomas of Chester barber of Durham of a messuage in Sadlergate in Durham between the tenement formerly of John of Boynton and now of Richard Whitton chaplain on the one side, and the tenement formerly of John Eston and now of Richard of Lorymer on the other, rendering annually 6s 8d to Thomas Menville at the terms of Pentecost and St Martin in the winter, beginning at next Pentecost, with distraints detailed for non-payment of rent and non-repair of buildings.
Date: 23 May 1403.
Endorsed (contemporary) as being the demise of a tenement to Thomas Chester.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 140 x 255mm
Seal: Crowned W flanked by palm leaves, hexagonal, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.31r-v.
1.2.Spec.42   [8 May] 1325
Quitclaim byJohn of Hilton to John son of William of Butsfield Botlesfeld of his right to 18d of rent from a burgage which was previously held by John son of William in Sadlergate in Durham between the tenements of himself and William son of Walter.
Witnesses: William of Hebburn [and] William son of Walter bailiffs of the borough of Durham, Richard of Kelloe, Richard son of Gilbert, John de Wodesend, John Yikemond.
Date: Durham, Wednesday before Trinity 1325.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 245mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag, through two slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.31v.
1.2.Spec.43   1 March 1448
Grant by Henry Holden and Robert Fontayns to Richard More of Durham, carpenter, of two burgages in the city of Durham in a certain street called Sadlergate of which one lies on the west side [of the street] between the burgages of Robert Weardale and John Barker, chaplain of the chantry of St James, and the other burgage lies on the east side of the same street between the burgages of Thomas Tracy, chaplain, and William Holilob, chaplain, together with a parcel of meadow lying near the same city, in a certain place called Paradys.
Witnesses: William Blithman and Richard Dixon, chaplains, and Thomas Bradbury.
Date: Durham, 1 March 26 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 305mm
Seal: Two unidentified, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.32r.
1.2.Spec.44   8 March 1448
Quitclaim by Henry Holden and Robert Fontayns to Richard More of Durham, carpenter, of their right to two burgages lying in the city of Durham in a certain street called Sadlergate and a parcel of meadow lying near the same city, in a certain place called Paradys.
Date: Durham, 8 March 26 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, thread attached to the bottom right corner
Size: 120 x 300mm
Seal: Two unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.32r.
1.2.Spec.45   1 April 1445
Grant by John Boswell kinsman and heir of Thomas Holden, armiger, deceased, to Henry Holden and Robert Fontayns of two burgages lying in the city of Durham in a certain street called Sadlergate between the burgages of Robert Weardale and John Barker, chaplain of the chantry of St James, and the burgages of Thomas Tracy, chaplain, and William Holilob, chaplain, and a parcel of meadow lying near the same city, in a certain place called Paradys.
Witnesses: Alexander Bealfeld, John Holden, and Geoffrey de Felden.
Date: Wigan (Wygan'), 1 April 23 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, stabbed [filing] hole in the bottom left corner
Size: 135 x 330mm
Seal: G&B No.320, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.32r-v.
1.2.Spec.46   20 April 1448
Quitclaim by John Boswell kinsman and heir of Thomas Holden, armiger, deceased, since Henry Holden and Robert Fontayns by their charter dated 1 March 26 Henry VI granted to Richard More of Durham, carpenter, two burgages lying in the city of Durham in a certain street called Sadlergate, one on the west [of the street] between the burgages of Robert Weardale and John Barker, chaplain of the chantry of St James, and on the east between the burgages of Thomas Tracy, chaplain, and William Holylob, chaplain, and a parcel of meadow lying near the same city, in a certain place called Paradys, now John Boswell quitclaims his right to the aforesaid burgages and meadow to the aforesaid Richard.
Witnesses: Henry Holden, Robert Fontayns, Henry Asteley.
Date: 20 April 26 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, [filing] slit on the left corner
Size: 165 x 320mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.32v.
1.2.Spec.47   20 April 1445
Quitclaim by Elizabeth, former wife of Thomas Holden armiger, and Nicholas Rysshton clerk, since Henry Holden and Robert Fontayns are peacefully seised of various properties in the street in the city of Durham called Sadlergate and a certain meadow called Paradysnear the city of Durham, now Elizabeth and Nicholas quitclaim their right to the aforesaid properties and meadow to Henry and Robert.
Witnesses: Henry Asteley, Richard Rysshton, and Henry Rysshton.
Date: 20 April 23 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 370mm
Seal: Unidentified, each on a parchment tag from a recycled ?lease/bond of ?19 February 2? Henry VI, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.32v.
1.2.Spec.48   20 April 1445
Quitclaim by Elizabeth, former wife of Thomas Holden armiger, and Nicholas Rysshton clerk, to Henry Holden and Robert Fontayns, of their right to the lands and tenements of the aforesaid Henry and Robert, in the street called Sadlergate in the city of Durham, and in a close called Paradyse in the said city.
Date: 20 April 23 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 180 x 320mm
Seal: Two unidentified, each on a parchment tag from recycled bonds of ? and John Griffin sellar and citizen of London, and ? Clerk of London dyer in £4, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.32v-33r.
1.2.Spec.49   1 March 1448
Appointment by Henry Holden and Robert Fontayns of Robert Sotheron chaplain as their attorney to deliver seisin to Richard More of Durham, carpenter, of two burgages in the city of Durham in a certain street called Sadlergate and a parcel of meadow lying near the same city, in a certain place called Paradys, as detailed in their charter.
Date: Durham, 1 March 26 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, thread through the bottom left corner
Size: 150 x 270mm
Seal: Two unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.33r.
1.2.Spec.50   20 February 1466
Grant by William Heghfeld to Richard More of Durham, carpenter, of a burgage lying in Sadlergate in Durham on the south side of a highway between a waste burgage formerly of Thomas Lawes on the east part and a burgage of the chaplain of the chantry of St Mary the virgin in the church of St Nicholas in Durham on the west part.
Date: Durham, 20 February 5 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x285mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.31v.
1.2.Spec.51   20 February 1466
Bond by William Heghfeld to Richard More of Durham, carpenter, in £3 6s 8d to be paid at Easter and Pentecost next.
Date: 20 February 5 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 280mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a tongue, with a [wrapping tie] stub below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.31v.
1.2.Spec.52   [25 July] 1340
Quitclaim by Robert of Durham, merchant, to John of Middleham, tailor, of his right to an annual rent of 3s 4d from a certain messuage in the borough of Durham lying in Sadlergate
Witnesses: Richard son of Gilbert, John Mody, Ralph Sadelar, William of Stapilton, Henry Taylor, John Goldsmith.
Date: Durham, Saturday the feast of St James the apostle 1340.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 210mm
Seal: G&B No.2518, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.31v-32r.
1.2.Spec.53   [c.1320s]
Copies of three deeds of three tenements of John of Killinghall of which the first was worth 3s 6d and the third 4s each year to the almoner and which were previously owned by William of Drayton.
Endorsed (contemporary) as copies of charters about tenements in vico Sellarii, two reserving to the almoner a rent of 3s 6d and (16th century) as Sadlergate.
Parchment, 1m, tapered head
Size: 320-355 x 225mm
   [17 January] 1313
The first burgage of John Killinghall in Sadlergate super estraw worth 3s 6d to the almoner and not to the chantry.
Grant by Margery, daughter and heiress of Richard of Ridesdall and Matilda his wife, to William, tailor, in Durham and Joanna his wife, of a burgage in the street of the North Gate of Durham beyond the burgages of Richard Furbour and the aforesaid William, rendering annually to her a rose at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, if asked for, and to the almoner of the church of Durham 3s 6d at Pentecost and St Martin in Winter.
Witnesses: William of Hebburn and Thomas of Birtley bailiffs of the borough, John son of John, Roger son of Luke, James the apothecary, Richard of Kelloe, John Gage, William son of Walter, Alan the goldsmith, Robert Sellar, Ralph Sellar, Hugo the tailor, Geoffrey of Bennington.
Date: in the court of the said borough, Tuesday after Hilary 1312/3.
   [26 July] 1317
Concerning the same burgage: from the first and second burgage of John Killinghall worth 3s 6d to the almoner and not to the chantry.
Grant by Joanna, former wife of William tailor of Durham, in her widowhood, to William son of Walter, butcher of Durham, of two burgages, lying in longitude and latitude in Sadlergate in the borough of Durham, between the burgages of Walter of Ripon, merchant, on the north and previously of Henry Shether on the south, rendering annually to the almoner of the monastery of Durham, for the burgage nearer the tenement of Walter of Ripon 3s 6d at the terms of Pentecost and St Martin in winter in equal parts, and to Agnes daughter of John of Grendon for the other burgage 3s at the terms previously said.
Witnesses: John Bill, Richard of Kelloe, Gilbert son of Hugh, William Gray, Alan the goldsmith, Ralph Sellar, Thomas Burnghard, William Shether.
Date: Durham, Tuesday the morrow of St James the apostle 1317.
   [10 April] 1318
Concerning the third burgage of John Killinghall in Sadlergate super Estraw formerly of W. Salendyr worth 4s to the chantry and not to the almoner.
Grant by John son of Henry ?Shecher of Durham to William son of Walter, butcher of Durham, of a burgage that lies in longitude and latitude in vico Sellar in the borough of Durham, between the lands of the aforesaid William and formerly of Walter son of Michael, for a certain sum of money, rendering annually to the almoner of Durham at Pentecost and St Martin in winter 4s in equal parts.
Witnesses:John Bill, Richard of Kelloe, William of Kelloe, Alan the goldsmith, Ralph Sellar, Walter of Ripon, John Yekemond.
Date: Durham, Monday after St Ambrose 1318.
2.2.Spec.1   [1119 x 1138]
Agreement between Geoffrey [de Gorron] abbot of St Albans and Gospatric son of Earl Gospatric, that the abbot has granted to Gospatric and his son Adam, formerly called Waldief, the land of Archil Morel, namely Bewick, and the land of Eglingham which Winnoc the hunter gave to St Alban and St Oswin, to be held as the abbot holds it of the king, with Gospatric rendering annually to the monks of Tynemouth £4, half at the Purification and half at St Cuthbert in September, bringing it himself to Tynemouth, and also rendering to the abbot or his named messenger 20s, or if coins are lacking 7 oxen each worth 3s, the option to be Gospatric's, with 3s for any oxen lacking; if Gospatric survives his son or his son survives him, [the survivor] will redeem the land by giving 60 ounces of silver and will hold the land by the same contract and honour as previously; when the survivor dies, the land will revert to the saint and the monks without hindrance from any heir, as well stocked as when the survivor became ill; when the survivor dies, he will also leave to God and the aforesaid martyrs his vill of Stanton, to hold for the redemption of his soul; and he is bound to come to the pleas in Northumberland when summoned by the monks. Also Gospatric has given to the God and the martyrs the church of Edlingham with the land of one plough, from which the income is 5 ounces of silver, the equivalent of £4. If Gospatric cannot keep the agreement, he is to return the lands, free of any claim of any heir of his, save for his surplus. Gospatric and his son Adam have sworn on the shrine of St Alban to keep this agreement, in the presence of the abbot and brethren.
Witnesses: Zacheus and Walter, priests; William of Gorham; Walter the steward; Lambert Simon; Robert son of Anskitil; William son of Thurstan; Ralph son of Gerald; Luke; Thorkill (Thurchill); William; Adam son of Gospatric; Mainard Judas; Wido the king's marshal; Unspac (Hunespac); Ralph; Toli of Westminster; Alwin of Wheathampstead; William de Ostreham; Turgerar; Ralph Judas; Leofwin.
Parchment, 1m, with CYROGRAPHUM cut through along the foot
Size: 265 x 230mm
Seal: G&B No.3537, on a tongue at the head of the document, with a wrapping tie cut from the lower part of the tongue and threaded through a slit in the head of the document
Dated from Geoffrey as abbot and Gospatric before he succeeeded his father Gospatric as earl of Lothian in 1138.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.38v-39r.
Printed: W.S. Gibson, The history of the monastery founded at Tynemouth vol.II (1847), App. p.xx-xxi.
Another version translated and discussed: W.S. Gibson, The history of the monastery founded at Tynemouth vol.I (1846), p.47-49.
2.2.Spec.2   [1174]
Letter of security to H[ugh le Puiset] bishop of Durham (1153-95) from Roger, bishop of Worcester (1163-79) and J[ohn of Salisbury] treasurer of the church of Exeter in the matter of the agreement between the abbot and monks of St Albans and Durham about the churches of Bywell and Edlingham, resigned by St Albans to Durham at Warwick.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 145 mm
Seal: G&B Nos.3216 and 3336, each on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.39r.
Printed: English episcopal acta. 33, Worcester 1062-1185, ed Mary Cheney ... [et al], (Oxford 2007), p.123.
2.2.Spec.3
= 1.3.Pont.9.
2.2.Spec.4a   [1174 x 1175]
Grant by Simon abbot and the convent of the church of St. Albans, that as by the authority of Roger bishop of Worcester and Master John of Salisbury treasurer of the church of Exeter, judges delegate appointed by Pope Alexander III,along with the absent Robert dean of York, Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham and the prior and convent of Durham had renounced any authority over Tynemouth priory, so the abbot of St Albans has granted them the churches of Bywell and Edlingham.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 240 x 165 mm
Seal: G&B Nos.3537 and 3538, each on a parchment tag, through three slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.117v-118r; Cart. II, f.39v-40r.
2.2.Spec.4b   [1174 x 1175]
Duplicate of DCD 2.2.Spec.4a.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 270 x 230 mm
Seal: G&B Nos.3537 and 3538, each on a parchment tag, through three slits in a turnup
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.145.
Copies: DCD 1.1.Archid.Northumb.[6].(xv); Cart. II, f.39v-40r.
2.2.Spec.5
= 1.1.Pap.24, missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.33r-v.
2.2.Spec.6   [1174x1188]
Corroboration by Simon abbot and the convent of the church of St Albans to G[ermanus] prior and the convent of Durham of the agreement between them, asking Durham to allow his nuncios Hylarius their monk and Master Robert to show in their chapter all the writings about the transaction that they had before the judges delegate, the bishop of Worcester and Master John [of Salisbury] the treasurer of the church of Exeter.
Endorsed (contemporary) as not inserted in the register.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 190 mm
Seal: G&B No.3537, on a tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.33r.
2.2.Spec.7   [late 12th century]
Grant by Eustace of Balliol, with the consent of his heir Hugh and his council of wise men, in free, pure and perpetual alms to God and St Cuthbert and the monks in perpetual service in the church of Durham, of the church of Bywell, with the toft of Salomon the deacon next to the church of St. Andrew, which Walter the priest held before him.
Witnesses: Hugh his son and heir, Richard of Mitford and John his brother, Bernard parson of Gainford, Wido de Bovincurtz, Gilbert de Laval, Hugh of Normanvile, Robert of the Island, Nicholas of Heddon and Richard his son, Roger of Haggerston, Roger of St Germanus, Ralph de Gunewaret, Edward of Stamfordham, Edmund of Seaton, Robert de Rue and Robert of Hindley.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 110 x 210 mm
Seal: G&B No.132, on a parchment tag, through three slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.40v.
Calendared in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.104n.
2.2.Spec.7*   [late 12th century]
Ratification by Eustace of Balliol, with the counsel of Hugh his heir and his wise men, of the transaction made between the prior and monks of the church of Durham and the abbot and monks of St Albans over the controversy of the church of Tynemouth, with the prior and monks [of Durham] renouncing [their right] to the church of Tynemouth, in return for the abbot and monks of St Albans giving by charter to the prior and monks of Durham the church of Bywell.
Witnesses: Hugh his son and heir, Bernard parson of Gainford, Wido of Bovincurtz, Gilbert of Laval, Hugh of Normanvile, Robert of the Island, Nicholas of Heddon, Roger of Eggleston, Roger of St Germanus, Ralph of Gunewaretun, Edward of Stamfordham, Edmund of Seaton, Robert of Rue and Robert of Hindley.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 155 x 210 mm
Seal: G&B No.132, on a parchment tag, through three slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.94r; Cart. II, f.40v-41r; Cart. IV, f.4r.
Calendared in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.104n.
2.2.Spec.8   [1197 x 1217]
Confirmation by Hugh of Balliol, for the salvation of his soul and his wife's, and his ancestors' and successors', to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of the church of Durham, of the church of St Peter of Bywell, in free, perpetual and perpetual alms, to sustain lights around the body of St Cuthbert, as granted by Eustace of Balliol his father.
Witnesses: Aimeric archdeacon of Durham, Philip de Vlecotes, Henry of Balliol, Hugh Bolebec, Peter de Vallibus, Roger Daud, Simon of Burntoft, Robert de Whitcestre, Ralph Superteise, Walter de Monasteriis, Master Simon of Farlington, William Briton, Jollan parson of Chester, Nigel chaplain, Master Alexander the medic, Master Alan of Beverley.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 135 x 185 mm
Seal: G&B No.137, on a parchment tag, through three slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. Vet., f.94r-v.
Calendared in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vi (Newcastle 1904), p.104n.
2.2.Spec.9   [early 13th century]
Grant by Hugh of Balliol to the prior and monks of Durham for their church of Bywell of all the tithes and obventions of the new assart between Whittonstall Quiketonestal and the [River] Derwent in their parish, and he instructs his bailiffs at Bywell accordingly, and also to permit the prior and monks to have common pasture as is suitable in his land there unimpeded.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 100 x 185 mm
Seal: G&B No.136, on a tongue, with a second tongue below
Copy: DCD Cart. Vet., f.94v.
Calendared in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vi (Newcastle 1904), p.104n.
2.2.Spec.10   [1262 x 1269]
Grant by William of Bywell deacon, for the salvation of the souls of himself, his parents, benefactors, ancestors and successors, to God and St Mary and all the saints in pure and perpetual alms, as an endowment for a chaplain in the church of Bywell St Peter at the altar of St John the Baptist of 6 marks annual rent from his rent for Esthydewyir, Huntbank and Walter Vitrario's new land, namely 3 marks at St Cuthbert in September and 3 marks at St Cuthbert in March, as detailed in a charter of Guy de Araynis, rendering annually to the said Guy 1lb of cumin or 1d at St Cuthbert in September; and the chaplain is to say daily the service of the dead which is called “Placebo et Dirige et Commendacio” as for a body then present; and William of Bywell furthermore gives, in order to maintain the aforesaid service, a silver chalice worth 24s and two pairs of good vestments, four blessed towels, and a breviary, and 60 sheep or 60s to maintain the lights of the said altar. The chaplain for the time being is not to take the ornaments and sheep to his own use nor to alienate them. If they decay by age or in any way become perished, he is to restore them at his own expense. The sub-prior of Durham is to have the appointment of the chaplain after William of Bywell's death.
Witnesses: Dom Hugh of Darlington prior of Durham, Master Roger of Hartburn archdeacon of Northumberland, Master Hugh parson of Ovingham (Owincham), Master Lambert vicar of Bedlington, Hugh vicar of Bywell St Peter, Dom Robert of the Island, Dom Guy of Normanvill, Roger de Araynis, Robert of Menvill.
Parchment, 1m, lined, indented head, zig-zag, CYROGRAPHUM cut through
Size: 215 x 195 mm
Seal: G&B No.514, on a parchment tag, through three slits in a turnup
Duplicate: DCD Misc.Ch. 2099.
Copies: DCD Loc.IX:2; Cart. II, f.41r-v.
Calendared in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vi (Newcastle 1904), p.110.
2.2.Spec.11   [mid 13th century]
Charter of Robert de Insula miles that, having had licence from H[ugh of Darlington] prior of Durham to have an oratory on his manor at Newton in the parish of Bywell with a chaplain to celebrate the divine service there, the chaplain is to swear fidelity to the mother church at Bywell, to which all oblations and obventions offered in the oratory and collected by the chaplain were to be given, and no injury was to be done in spiritual or temporal things to the mother church but, if injury was done to amount of one penny, the chaplain was bound to notify the prior and convent, and Robert was to offer up 6 pounds of wax yearly to the mother church on the feast day of the same, and then and at Christmas, Purification, and Easter, he and his free family would visit the mother church with oblations.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 170 x 190mm
Seal: G&B No.1611, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.41v-42r.
Calendared in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vi (Newcastle 1904), p.123.
2.2.Spec.12a   [24 April] 1315
Acta before the official of the bishop of Durham in a case of tithes between the prior and convent of Durham and the church of Bywell St Peter, proctor Adam of Leicester clerk, against William Ayrik of Corbridge, proctor John Bell, over who should pay an annual wool tithe of 15s for 300 ewes pastured in the parish for 3 years at Blakedenburn which extends up to Le Swyncoteleche, then towards Le Standindestane on the west side of Nicholesheved following Le Merkedyke up to the [Hadrian's] wall commonly called the wall of the Picts, being the boundaries distinguishing the parish of Bywell St Peter from that of Corbridge, and the places called Schillingdonlawes and Motelawes whose tithes are thereby due to the parish of Bywell St Peter.
Date: Galilee, Durham, Thursday before St Mark 1315.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 275 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No3173, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.42r-43r.
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vi (Newcastle 1904), p.115-117.
2.2.Spec.12b   [24 April] 1315
Duplicate of 2.2.Spec.12a, but William Ayrik is here William Yonge.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 280 x 275mm
Seal: G&B No.3173, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
2.2.Spec.13   4 May 1390
Notarial instrument, recording acta before the official of the bishop of Durham in the dispute of Robert of Walworth prior of Durham, Thomas Dautre sacrist, and Robert of Pilton communar, with Nicholas of Ingleby vicar of the parochial church of Saint Peter of Bywell who had refused to be content with portion assigned to him as in the ordinance recited below, but on being questioned by the official, Nicholas was content.
Witnesses: Masters Robert de Asheburne advocate of the court of Durham, John of Hagthorpe clerk, Thomas of Walworth, Thomas of Langton.
Date: Durham cathedral, 4 May 1390.
Notary: William of Lumley clerk of Durham diocese, NP by apostolic authority, escatochol recited.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 245 x 380mm
Seal: G&B No.3173, on a parchment tag, through a slit
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.306r-v.
   20 May 1337
Ordinance by William [of Cowton] prior and the convent of Durham of the vicarage of Bywell St Peter accepting the assertion by Gilbert de Hely, vicar thereof, that a portion has not been assigned to him; granting to Gilbert and his successors the manse occupied by Gilbert in the vill of Bywell St Peter and a threshing-floor ( aream ) with adjacent land in the vill of Whittonstall where the vicar is bound to provide for a priest celebrating mass continuously; along with 20 marks yearly from the altarage of Bywell St Peter (with surplus to be delivered to the prior and convent and shortfall to be made up from the tithes of the mill, fisheries and corn), to be received at four terms of the year from their proctor, appointed for that purpose.
Date: Durham, 20 May 1337.
Another copy: DCD Reg. II, f.108v-109r.
2.2.Spec.14   [early 15th century]
Part of a longer record of depositions in a case over the tithes of Bywell St Andrew: the end of one deposition and most of the deposition of Robert of Blackston (freeman over the age of 60), a servant at Blancheland abbey for 26 years, asserting that Bywell St Andrew was a church of Blancheland and detailing its bounds, and its relations with Bywell St Peter and Hunstanworth, and the entitlement of Blancheland abbey to the tithes of sheep and lambs.
Dorse
[Draft] articles in a case between John de Horsley proctor and executor of the will of the late Richard de Horsley miles against Richard de Emuldon over the will, with cancellations and interlineations.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 166 x 236mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.4r-v.
2.2.Spec.15   [c.1174]
Renunciation by Germanus prior and the convent of Durham to the monks of St Albans of [any right to] the church at Tynemouth, on receiving in exchange the churches of Bywell and Edlingham, by authority of Hugh [of le Puiset] bishop of Durham.
Witnesses: Germanus prior of Durham, Burchard and William archdeacons, Simon the chamberlain, Master Richard of Coldingham, Henry the steward.
Parchment, 1m, [filing] hole in the bottom right corner
Size: 115 x 200mm
Seal: slit in a turnup for a [sealing] tag
Copied in DCD Reg. I, f.i.57r-v.
Printed: W.S. Gibson, The history of the monastery founded at Tynemouth vol.II (1847), App. p.xxxi; J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vi (Newcastle 1904), p.104n.
2.2.Spec.16   [November 1174 x 3 March 1195
Grant and appropriation by Hugh [of le Puiset] bishop of Durham to the prior and convent of Durham of the churches of Bywell [St Peter] and Edlingham, received from the monks of St Albans in exchange for Tynemouth church, assigning half the fruits of these two churches to the sacrist for lights in the church [of Durham] and half for the monks' own use.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 220mm
Seal: seal lost
Duplicate: DCD 3.2.Spec.17.
Copies: Cart.Vet., f.143r-v, Cart. II, f.40v and 43r, Cart. IV, f.33v and 34v; BL Cotton Claudius D.iv f.88v; London Lincoln's Inn, MS Hale 114 f.135v.
Printed: J. Hodgson, A History of the County of Northumberland part iii vol.ii, p.88-93; J.C. Hodgson, Northumberland County History vol. vi (Newcastle 1904), p.104; English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.32-33.
2.2.Spec.17   [later 14th century]
Petition of William of Meneville, lord of Wittonstall, and the parishioners attending Wittonstall chapel, to the prior and convent of Durham regarding the perpetual use of the church of St Peter Bywell due to so many parishioners living over the River Tyne and the dangers of crossing the river.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 96 x 248 mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.33v.
2.2.Spec.18   [18 December 1419]
[Draft] sentence of the official of the bishop of Durham in a case before him in tribunal in the Galilee on 10 January 1418/9 over wool tithes between the prior and convent of Durham, patrons of the church of Bywell St Peter, proctor Master Thomas Rihall, and William Karr [rector] of Bywell St Andrew, patron the abbey and convent of St Mary of Blanchland, Master Thomas Tang proctor, on the other, stating that Fawderley, Helymore, and Balywood were within the bounds of the parish of Bywell St Peter and distinct from the parish of Bywell St Andrew, and in 1412 William Karr pastured 200 ewes there from the time of their shearing up to the Purification of the BVM, and in 1413 similarly 160 ewes from their shearing until the Invention of the Holy Cross, and in 1414 similarly 80 ewes from their shearing, taking all their wool tithes for those 3 years to the value of 6s 8d, which ought to have gone to the church of Bywell St Peter and the prior and convent of Durham, but W[illiam Karr[ and the abbot [of Blancheland have appealed it to the court of York and the apostolic see.
Incomplete, with further detached sections about appointing a day for the appeal and [on the dorse] a dating clause for a notarial instrument of 18 December Pont.3 Martin V.
Endorsed (15th century) as summa diffinitia for the sacrist of Durham about tithes of ewes and wool within certain bounds in the field of Bywell.
Paper, 1p
Size: 330 x 392 mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.33v-34r.
2.2.Spec.19   [later 15th century]
Copy memorandum about how much the sheaves tithes of various named parts of Bywell St Peter were sold for in 1317 before the devastation of the Scots, includes those from Whittonstall, Fairhill, Stocksfield, Stelling, Fawderley, Broomley, Hindley, and Ridley.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 269 x 123 mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.34r-v.
3.2.Spec.1   [c.1158 x 1173]
Grant by Edgar son of Gospatric to the abbot of St Albans and the monastery of St Oswin, Tynemouth, and the monks serving there, of the church of Edlingham which his father Gospatric granted to the same monastery, with a carucate of land, to possess in free and pure alms, his son and heir Alexander having made this grant with him by the advice of his friends in the full chapter of St Albans in the presence of Lawrence abbot of Westminster.
Witnesses on behalf of Edgar: Bernard le Borne; Walter de Abbeville; Ralph Noble; William de Leigh; Nicholas de Morwick; Hugh son of Ulfchil; Adam son of Uthred; Hugh Malregard; Reiner the clerk; Simon the clerk of Dene; Geoffrey the usher; William le Blund; Philip de Mulesham.
Witnesses on behalf of the abbot of St Albans: Geoffrey de Gorham; Philip de Cymai; Miles son of Hubert; Nicholas the steward; Robert the porter; Alexander the youth; Henry son of Geoffrey de Gorham and Geoffrey his brother; Hugh the butler; Roger of Arundel; Ralph son of Ralph de Gorham; Ralph Eam; Reginald the brother; Utting; Roger Corneile; Theoderic Purchaz.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 170 x 235mm
Seal: G&B No.2816, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.43r.
Printed: W.S. Gibson, The history of the monastery founded at Tynemouth vol.II (1847), App. p.xxii-xxiii.
Translated and image: W.S. Gibson, The history of the monastery founded at Tynemouth vol.I (1846), p.49,50.
3.2.Spec.2   [late 12th century]
Confirmation by Patrick son of Edgar to the monks of Durham of the church of Edlingham and the chapel of Bolton and the rights of the property.
Witnesses: Alan, priest of Wallsend; Master Richard of Coldingham; Master Anger; Thomas of Cocken; Walter the steward.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 195mm
Seal: G&B No.2817, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.98r; Cart. II, f.43v.
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.145-146.
3.2.Spec.3a   [late 12th century]
Confirmation by Waldeve son of Edward to the monks of Durham of the church of Edlingham and the chapel of Bolton. Includes the rights of the property and rights of pasturage.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 135 x 180mm
Seal: G&B Nos.844, 2552A, on a parchment tag, through two slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.97r; Cart. II, f.43v.
3.2.Spec.3b   [late 12th century]
Confirmation by Waldeve son of Edward to the monks of Durham of the advowson of the church of Edlingham and the chapel of Bolton. Includes the rights of the property and rights of pasturage.
(Fuller version of the next above.)
Witnesses: Master Anger; Master Richard, nephew of the prior; Master Robert of Heddon-on-the-Wall; Master Aristotle; Master Robert of Newcastle; Hugh of Maudon (Maldon); Miles of Moreville; Simon of Farlington; Richard of Puntchardun; Gilbert the chamberlain; Simon Vitulo; John the butler; Richard of Rana; Ranulf of Heatherslaw; Walter of Ketton; John, his brother; Alexander le skirmissur; Robert of Eitun; Robert of London; Geoffrey Albo; Roger of Paris.
Parchment, some staining on lower turnup, 1m
Size: 140 x 190mm
Seal: G&B Nos.844, 2552A, on a parchment tag, through two slits in a turnup
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.146.
3.2.Spec.4a   [late 12th century]
Confirmation by Waldeve son of Edward to the monks of Durham of land between the wall and the church of St Helen in Edlingham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.844, on a parchment tag, through two slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.43v.
3.2.Spec.4b   [late 12th century]
Confirmation by Waldeve son of Edward to the monks of Durham of land between the church of St Helen to the west and the wall in Edlingham whereby it is agreed between Waldeve and Alexander the clerk.
(Fuller version of the next above.)
Witnesses: Alexander of Heltun; Osbert of Latun; John the butler; Walter of Ketton; John, his brother; Walter of Feria; Gregory of Merrington; Horradin; Thurstan of Merrington; Robert of Eiton; Robert Marshall; Jordan; Constant'; Adam and Gilbert of the cellar; Alexander of Risewich; Roger, son of David.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 175mm
Seal: G&B No.844, on a parchment tag, through two slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. Vet., f.97r.
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.146.
3.2.Spec.5   [c.1230]
Confirmation by John son of Waldeve to the monks of Durham of the advowson of the church of Edlingham and the chapel of Bolton with the rights of property and the rights of pasturage.
Witnesses: Lord Patrick, earl of Dunbar; Master Alan of Melsamby; Lord Roger of Merley; Lord Otvele of Insula; Lord Hugh, chaplain of Lord Patrick, earl; Henry, son of Waldeve.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 180mm
Seal: G&B No.2552, on a parchment tag, through two slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.43v-44r.
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.146.
3.2.Spec.6   [mid 13th century]
Grant by the prior and convent of the church of Kirkham [abbey] to the prior and convent of Durham of the tithes of the parish of Edlingham, from the mills and the two parts of the demesne of Bolton, rendering annually 4 marks, 2 each at Pentecost and Martinmas.
Witnesses: Master Alan of Melsonby and Master Adam his brother; Master Walter of York; Master Richard of Romondby; Alan of Crecton; Henry of Melsonby; Alexander of Edlingham, all clerks; Gerard Campanario; Walter of Kilington; William Bridge (de Ponte); Robert, chaplain; Robert and Roger deacons of [North]allerton.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 87 x 159mm
Seal: G&B No.3501, repaired on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.44r.
3.2.Spec.7   [20 March] 1275
Lease by Dom H[enry] of Horncastle sacrist of Durham to Sir Richard de Stikkelau perpetual vicar of Edlingham of his manor in Edlingham belonging to the church with the garden and buildings built upon it for 12 years, rendering [pa] to the sacrist at Durham 3s of silver, half at Pentecost and half at St Martin in winter, allowing the sacrist a place in the manor to keep any collected tithes and a clean guest-chamber whenever he might stay.
Alternately sealed.
Date: St Cuthbert in March 1274/5.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 170 x 192mm
Seal: G&B Nos.2317, 3457, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.143r-v; Cart. II, f.44r-v
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.147.
3.2.Spec.8   16 February 1274
Legal provision for the maintenance of a vicar at Edlingham, Richard de Stykkelau having been instituted as the first vicar.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 133 x 336mm
Seal: G&B No.3172, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.44v.
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.146-147.
3.2.Spec.9   [?early 1163 x 23 October 1166]
Notification by John, archdeacon of Durham, that, in the presence of Germanus, prior of Durham, and himself, Adam of Dunbar, son of Gospatric admitted that Edlingham church belonged to the right of Robert [de Gorron], abbot of St Albans, and of Tynemouth priory, and promised to pay annually to the abbot and monks of Tynemouth 1 mark of silver for the church.
Witnesses: Robert son of Odard, Alban son of Gervase, Richard de Bolonia, Geoffrey brother of the abbot, Richard of Flamstead, Roger Tusart, Alan of Wallsend, Ralph of Warkworth, Stephen the medic, Solomon of Bywell, Richard of Woodhorn, Philip of Appleton, Ralph the chaplain of Tynemouth, Robert the janitor, Henry son of Geoffrey de Goram, Geoffrey de Colum.
Parchment   1m
Size: 213 x 88mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.44v.
Printed: W.S. Gibson, The history of the monastery founded at Tynemouth vol.II (1847), App. p.xxiii; J. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vi, p.121-122 and vii, p.145n; Twelfth-Century English Archidiaconal and Vice-Archidiaconal Acta, ed B.R. Kemp (Canterbury and York Society 92, 2001), p.23-24.
3.2.Spec.10   [11 June] 1234
Lease by Thomas [of Melsonby] prior and the convent of Durham to Walter, chaplain, master of the hospital and the leper brothers of Bolton for 10 years of all the tithes of sheaves and young animals (nutrimentis) in the parish of Edlingham, also all the corn tithes in the vill of Bolton, and all the obventions and oblations of the living and the dead of the vill, with the land pertaining to the chapel in Bolton, of which 1 part of 2 acres of meadow lies to the east of the vill and the other part towards the south, for 20 marks per annum at Martinmas and Pentecost, with duties of the seculars of the hospital and the vill of Bolton outlined, with reversion to the church of Edlingham at Pentecost 1244.
Date: Pentecost 1234.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 166 x 174mm
Seal: parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.45r.
Printed: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.205-206.
3.2.Spec.11   [March 1277]
Memorandum of a suit between the prior and convent of Durham and the master and brothers of Bolton [hospital] over Bolton chapel, claimed by the former as pertaining to their church of Edlingham, whereby a papal instrument was produced confirming the master and brothers in their possessions, but with no mention of Bolton chapel, and another instrument was produced wherein the prior and convent demised to the master and brothers the chapel of Bolton for an annual perpetual payment; judges appointed by the bishop [of Durham] decided, after many altercations, and notwithstanding the instruments, that the chapel should be restored to the prior and convent and that the master and brothers should pay them £40, which decision the master and brothers appealed to the bishop; the parties agreed in the Durham Galilee on Prid. Non. [6] October 1276 that the master and brothers would restore the chapel and would thenceforward be free from the payment of tithes on their cultivated lands, gardens, bushes etc, and also on their young cattle, but they would make payments of 13 marks at Pentecost, Martinmas, and Pentecost, and the prior and convent would receive all the obventions and greater and lesser tithes from Martinmas 1276, and this agreement would be drawn up in the form of a cyrograph, and the prior and convent agreed to remit the £40 because of the poor state of the hospital; all of which was drawn up before Masters John Hock and Henry of Burton official of the archdeacon of Durham, commissaries of the bishop of Durham. Then on Martinmas 1276, the proctor of the prior and convent, in the chapel at Bolton in question, sought possession of it, but, with the master absent, the brothers appealed to the apostolic see, refusing to yield possession, so the prior and convent secured the citing of the master and brothers, and so all appeared before Adam de Brenton vicar of Auckland and Master Henry of Burton official of the archdeacon of Durham, commissaries of the bishop of Durham, in the Durham Galilee on Wednesday before the Sunday qua cantatur letare Jerusalem [3 March 1277], and on the following Thursday, when the master renounced the appeal of his brothers and agreed to enact the earlier agreement, so the judges fixed the Sunday after St Gregory for the master of the hospital to give possession of the chapel to the prior and convent or their proctor.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, “CYROGRAPH” cut through
Size: 370 x 280mm
Seal: G&B No.3375, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.45r-46v; 3.2.Spec.23(iii).
Printed: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.207n-208n.
3.2.Spec.12a   [1227 x 1241]
Copy indult of Pope Gregory [?IX] to the master and brothers of the hospital of St Thomas the martyr of Bolton taking them and their possessions into the protection of St Peter and himself, that is the church of the vill of Scroxton by Graham and Bolton, the vills of Mindrum, Venteres and Middleton by Dalton, the mills in Elveley and Squaslande, the lands of half a carucate of land in Pawston and two bovates of land in the vill of Kilham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 190mm
Seal: G&B No.3172, on a tongue (joined to 12b), with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.47r.
3.2.Spec.12b   [22 May] 1244
Lease by Thomas [Melsonby] prior and the convent of Durham to Walter chaplain master and the leper brothers of the hospital of Bolton of all the tithes of sheaves and the young of animals within the parish of Edlingham pertaining to the house of Bolton, also all the tithes of corn in the vill of Bolton, the obventions and oblations of the living and the dead in the vill, with the land of the chapel of Bolton, one part with two acres of meadow to the east of the vill and one part to the south, except for oblations at Christmas, Easter and the Nativity of St John the Baptist which are due to the church of Edlingham; rendering 26 marks annually in perpetuity to the prior and convent, half at Martinmas and half at Pentecost, above the stipend of the priest in the chapel of Bolton, presented by the prior of Durham; and all the seculars of Bolton, whether residing in the hospital or the vill, are to repair to the mother church of Edlingham for their confessions there in Lent, and to receive the sacrament at Easter, and the children of the vill of Bolton were to be taken to Edlingham for baptism, and marriages were to be solemnized there, but the emoluments were to be handed to the mother church; with distraints detailed for non-payment.
Date: Pentecost 1244.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 300mm
Seal: G&B No.3172, on a tongue (joined to 12a), with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.46v-47r.
3.2.Spec.13   [1216 x 1233]
Grant by Walter the chaplain, master of the hospital of Bolton and the leper brothers there, to the prior and convent of Durham of the tithes of sheaves and the young of animals from the mother church of Edlingham due to them, except for the tithes of gardens and hens which the prior and convent remitted to them out of charity, having licence from them to build a chapel on the island of Bolton where no one from their parish of Edlingham may be admitted to services or be buried, except for leper brothers or those regularly wearing their habit; everyone else was to attend services and be buried in the mother church of Edlingham or the chapel in the vill of Bolton outside the island; they were to attend thrice yearly at Christmas, Easter and the Nativity of St John the Baptist at the mother church of Edlingham and the chapel at Bolton outside the island; the mother church of Edlingham would be conserved and the master and chaplains ministering in the said chapels would exhibit their oaths to the prior and convent.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 145mm
Seal: G&B No.3374, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.99v; Cart. II, f.47r-v; 3.2.Spec.23(iii).
Duplicate: DCD Misc. Ch. 5168.
3.2.Spec.14   [9 April] 1277
Inspeximus by the official of the [bishop] of Durham of the following grant.
Date: Durham, Friday after St Ambrose 1277.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 145 x 230mm
Seal: G&B No.3172, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.47v; 3.2.Spec.23(ii).
   [1216 x 1233]
Grant by Walter the chaplain, master of the hospital of Bolton and the leper brothers there, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the tithes of sheaves and the young of animals from the mother church of Edlingham due to them, except for the tithes of gardens and hens which the prior and convent remitted to them out of charity, having licence from them to build a chapel on the island of Bolton where no one from their parish of Edlingham may be admitted to services or be buried, except for leper brothers or those regularly wearing their habit; everyone else was to attend services and be buried in the mother church of Edlingham or the chapel in the vill of Bolton outside the island; they were to attend thrice yearly at Christmas, Easter and the Nativity of St John the Baptist at the mother church of Edlingham and the chapel at Bolton outside the island; the mother church of Edlingham would be conserved and the master and chaplains ministering in the said chapels would exhibit their oaths to the prior and convent.
Original: DCD 3.2.Spec.13.
3.2.Spec.15   [3 June] 1276
Sentence of William de Merwe, Robert of Kirkham and Maurice Sampson, commissaries of the bishop of Durham, in the suit between the prior and convent of Durham and the master and brothers of Bolton over the chapel of Bolton and its tithes and fruits due to the church of Edlingham held by the prior and convent, having read a libel of the hospital, and instrument of the prior and convent and papal letters, that the hospital should pay them £40 and restore the chapel to them.
Date: Wednesday after Trinity 1276.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 195mm
Seal: G&B Nos.1521, 1773, 2166, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.47v-48r.
3.2.Spec.16   [?1202]
Notification by S dean and H treasurer of York and W archdeacon of Nottingham, having received the following papal mandate, of an amicable composition whereby two thirds of the tithes of Bolton were transferred to the prior and convent of Durham, who owned the advowson of Edlingham, and the prior and convent of Durham agreed to pay the prior ad convent of Kirkham 4 marks annually, half at Pentecost and half at Martinmas.
Witnesses: Master Gregory and Master Lisiard canons of York, Philip of the chapel, Matthew the clerk treasurer, John the clerk nephew of Master Gregory, Master Alan of Claxton, Robert de Rue, Master W. Turkil, Hugh the chaplain of the dean, Gregory the chaplain.
Parchment, 1m, some lining, “:CYROGRAPHUM:” cut through
Size: 165 x 160mm
Seal: G&B Nos.3298, 3332, 3354, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.121v-122r; Cart. II, f.40v and 48r-v.
Calendar: The Letters of Pope Innocent III, ed C.R. Cheney & M.G. Cheney (Oxford 1967), p.67.
   [9 May 1202]
Mandate of Pope Innocent [III] to [Simon] dean and [Hamo] treasurer of York, and W[illiam] archdeacon of Nottingham, to hear and decide a case, on complaint of the canons of Kirkham against A. rector of the church of Edlingham for detaining tithes of Bolton [in Allendale]; the rector is to be condemned to pay costs for failing to prosecute his appeal from the court of the [arch]deacon of Northumberland.
Date: Lateran, 7 Id. May Pont.5.
3.2.Spec.17   [November 1174 x 3 March 1195
Grant and appropriation by Hugh [le Puiset] bishop of Durham to the prior and convent of Durham of the churches of Bywell [St Peter] and Edlingham, received from the monks of St Albans in exchange for Tynemouth church, assigning half the fruits of these two churches to the sacrist for lights in the church [of Durham] and half for the monks' own use.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 145 x 75mm
Seal: seal lost
Duplicate: DCD 2.2.Spec.16.
Copies: Cart. Vet., f.143r-v, Cart .II, f.40v and 43r, Cart. IV, f.33v and 34v; BL Cotton Claudius D.iv f.88v; London Lincoln's Inn, MS Hale 114 f.135v.
Printed: J. Hodgson, A History of the County of Northumberland part iii vol.ii, p.88-93; J.C. Hodgson, Northumberland County History vol. vi (Newcastle 1904), p.104; English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.32-33.
3.2.Spec.18   7 August [1343]
Notification of an agreement made on 5 Kal August 1343 between John [Fossor] prior of Durham and William of Wiggington vicar of Edlingham for the augmentation of the vicar of Edlingham's portion with the tithes of wool, lambs, cheese, calves, geese, hens, dovecotes, piglets, gardens, hay, beer and milk, and wax and grass from the vill of Bolton, with the vicar to provide at his own costs for a chaplain to say services on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday every week in Bolton chapel.
Date: Durham, 7 August year as above.
Parchment, 1m, some staining, indented head, zig-zag, “indentura” cut through
Size: 160 x 275mm
Seal: the official of the bishop of Durham and William of Wiggington, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.34v.
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.147.
3.2.Spec.19
= 3.2.Pont.11.
3.2.Spec.20   [?c.1345]
List of the items sought by the prior and convent of Durham from Master Richard de Sixendale master of the hospital of Bolton, William of Kennythorpe steward and Simon of Bolton chaplain: the oblations offered in the chapel of the hospital with 2s offered by [Richard de Bury] bishop of Durham and his men; two one-year-old tithe calves from the hospital stock due at Martinmas last; the milk of 300 ewes of last summer; the milk of 16 cows of the same summer; the hay tithes of 30 acres of meadow of the same summer; generally all the great and small tithes belonging by right to the rector; a missal belonging to the chapel in Bolton outside the hospital, with a chalice, a complete set of vestments, and a corporal; all of which had been carried off by William Kennythorpe and Simon Bolton after the death of the late master Dom Thomas of Bamburgh.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 260 x 130mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.34v-35r.
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.212n-213n.
3.2.Spec.21   5 May 1347
Notarial instrument reciting the submission before Dom William of Haltwistle subprior of Durham and Dom John Fossor prior of Durham of Dom Simon of Bolton chaplain in Bolton hospital to hold services for the prior and convent in the hospital of Bolton and elsewhere in the parish of Edlingham, and renunication of the suit in the Durham consistory.
Witnesses: Andrew Postell, John of Hartlepool, Roger of Crathorne chaplains, and William of Bassingham clerk.
Date: the chapter house of Durham priory, 5 May 1347.
Notary: Henry of Corbridge clerk of Durham diocese, NP by apostolic authority, eschatocol recited.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 230 x 230mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.35r.
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.213n.
3.2.Spec.22   1 March 1419
Bond of Richard Pynghill, vicar of Edlingham, to John Holme and William Bolton of Durham in £100 to be content with the customary portion of the small tithes payable from the hospital and vill of Bolton.
Date: 1 March 1418/9.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 290mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.35r.
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.215n.
3.2.Spec.23   [mid 14th century]
Copies of documents of process in the Galilee chapel of the restoration of Bolton chapel to Durham priory and the composition between Durham and the master and brothers of Bolton.
Parchment, 3m, sewn together along the left edge of the upper part, with further various sewing holes down the left side of (i)
(i)
Copy of 3.2.Spec.11.
Size: 340 x 260mm
(ii)
Copy of 3.2.Spec.14.
Size: 115 x 240mm
(iii)
Copy of 3.2.Spec.13.
Size: 90 x 240mm
3.2.Spec.24   20 July 1372
Lease by John [Fossor] prior and the convent of Durham, holders of the church of Edlingham, to Dom Thomas of Ireland perpetual vicar of Edlingham of the chapel in the vill of Bolton for 15 years
Date: Durham, 20 July 1372.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 100 x 290mm
Seal: G&B Nos.1439, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.36v.
Printed in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vii (Newcastle 1904), p.214n.
3.2.Spec.25 outsizeoutsize   1 February 1433
Notarial instrument reciting the process against Robert of Bamburgh (endorsed as alias Coltt) vicar of Eglingham in a case with Master William Doncaster official of Durham and proctor of Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham and Thomas Tang proctor of the inhabitants of Brandon and Branton over the vicar's failure to provide a priest for the chapel at Brandon, heard before John [Wessington] prior of Durham papal judge delegate, involving the following two mandates of Pope Eugenius IV, produced by Doncaster, and the following first papal bull again and a further papal bull, produced by Tang, and also the prior's cited citation to the vicar to appear in Durham cathedral on 9 January next, the failure of two appointed arbiters - the master of Bolton in Northumberland for the vicare and Master Thomas Boyes rector of Wearmouth for Doncaster - to reach a resolution in the prescribed 14 days, and eventually the excommunication of the vicar, as recited.
Witnesses: Doms Thomas Ryhall, William Bardall chaplains, and Thomas Thornburgh, John Holme, James Newsham, Thomas Warner and Harstalph Killerby literati.
Date: chapel of St Nicholas in Durham monastery, 1 February 1432/3.
Notaries: Robert de Berall clerk of Durham diocese, NP by apostolic authority, and John Runcorn, clerk of Coventry and Lichfield diocese, NP by apostolic authority, eschatocols recited.
Parchment roll, 2m
Size: 1475 x 450mm
   [4 July] 1432
Mandate by Pope Eugenius [IV] to the prior of Durham ordering him to hear the case of the appeal, or of the voidance of the appeal, of Robert Bamburgh, vicar of Eglingham, who, according to a petition of the inhabitants of Brandon and Brampton, appealed to the Holy See against certain sequestrations made by Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham in the course of a suit brought before the official of Durham by the inhabitants against the vicar in order to compel him to fulfil his obligation of providing a priest for the chapel at Brandon; which appeal the inhabitants say is void because it has not been not prosecuted within a year.
Date: St Peter's Rome, 1432 4 Non. July Pont.2.
Original: DCD 1.3.Pap.5.
   [14 July] 1432
Mandate by Pope Eugenius [IV] to the prior of Durham, to hear and decide the case, following the petition by William Doncaster, official of Durham, that, after inhabitants of Brandon and Brampton brought Robert Bamburgh, vicar of Eglingham, before him over the provision at the vicar's expense of a priest in the chapel of Brandon, and, following proceedings, William had fruits and revenues sequestrated, Robert appealed to the pope but failed to prosecute the appeal for a year, so that it lapsed.
Date: St Peter's Rome, 1432 2 Id. July Pont.2.
Copy: DCD Cart. III, f.196v.
   [4 July] 1432
Mandate by Pope Eugenius [IV] to the prior of Durham ordering him to hear the case of the appeal, or of the voidance of the appeal, of Robert Bamburgh, vicar of Eglingham, who, according to a petition of the inhabitants of Brandon and Brampton, appealed to the Holy See against certain sequestrations made by Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham in the course of a suit brought before the official of Durham by the inhabitants against the vicar in order to compel him to fulfil his obligation of providing a priest for the chapel at Brandon; which appeal the inhabitants say is void because it has not been not prosecuted within a year.
Date: St Peter's Rome, 1432 4 Non. July Pont.2.
   [4 July] 1432
Mandate by Pope Eugenius [IV] to the prior of Durham ordering him tocause the observance of the sentence in the case of the appeal, or of the voidance of the appeal, of Robert Bamburgh, vicar of Eglingham, who, according to a petition of the inhabitants of Brandon and Brampton, appealed to the Holy See against certain sequestrations made by Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham in the course of a suit brought before the official of Durham by the inhabitants against the vicar.
Date: St Peter's Rome, 1432 4 Non. July Pont.2.
   15 December 1432
Mandate of John [Wessington] prior of Durham, judge delegate of Pope Eugenius IV, to William Durham, apparitor and nuncio, reciting letters etc from Pope Eugenius IV directed to William Doncaster And Thomas Tang as above, to cite Robert of Bamburgh to appear before him in Durham cathedral on 9 January next re his appeal against sequestrations of the bishop of Durham and Master William Doncaster official of Durham and the diffinitive sentence against him.
Date: Durham, 15 December 1432
   17 January 1433
Mandate by John [Wessington] prior of Durham and papal judge delegate in the case between the inhabitants of Brandon and Brampton against Robert of Bamburgh vicar of Eglingham to all the clergy in the diocese of Durham to publish the excommunication of Robert of Bamburgh.
Date: Durham, 17 January 1432/3.
3.2.Spec.26   [16 February] 1374
Notification by the official of the bishop of Durham that before him and Brother Henry of Horncastle sacrist of Durham and proctor of the prior and convent he ordained and taxed that Dom Richard de Styklawe vicar of Edlingham shoud have all the land in the vill and territory of Edlingham given to the church except the rectory manor with its garden and buildings held by the sacrist of Durham, and the vicar will answer for the taxation of 20s.
Date: church of St Nicholas Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 14 Kal. March 1373/4.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 295mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.36v.
3.2.Spec. loose seal
Seal: G&B No.3375 on a parchment tag
4.2.Spec.1   [c.1172 x 1174]
Grant by Ralph de Gaugy [II] (Calgi), notified to the haliueresfolch, with the consent of his heir Ralph, to God and St Cuthbert and his convent of Durham, of Ellingham church, for the souls of his father, mother and parents, and for his wife and heirs.
Witnesses: Burchard, John the archdeacon, Salomon dean, Alan priest of Wallsend, Asket priest of Hovich, Simon the chamberlain, John de Rana, Helias the clerk, W. the almoner, Angl'r the clerk, Patrick the priest and Hugh his brother, Osbert de Vuderintuna.
With his signum in the bottom right corner under the turnup.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 170mm
Seal: G&B No.570, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.48v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.100n; (with photograph) E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.228n & facing.
Copy: DCD 1.1.Archid.Northumb.[6].(v).
4.2.Spec.2   [1155 x 1158]
Grant by Ralph de Gaugy (Calgi), notified to the Haliwaresfolc and Northumberland, to God and St Cuthbert and the convent of Durham, of Ellingham church, for the souls of his father, mother, himself, wife and heirs, according to the tenor of a charter of Bishop Hugh [le Pusiet] and Prior Absalom and the convent of St Cuthbert which this grant confirms.
Witnesses: Wazo (Gvac) and John archdeacons, Richard prior of Newburgh, Simon canon of Beverley, Master Thomas de Sezeuals, Richard Luuel, Theobald clerk of Skelton, Theobald de Musteruiler, Gilbert Tisun.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 195mm
Seal: G&B No.568, on a parchment tag, through a slit above a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.48v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.100n; E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.228n.
Copy: DCD 1.1.Archid.Northumb.[6].(v).
4.2.Spec.3   [later 12th century]
Confirmation by William de Vesci of the grant of Ralph de Gaugy Calgi to the monks of St Cuthbert of the church of St Maurice at Ellingham for the souls of himself and all his ancestors.
Witnesses: William the clerk of Stokesley, Philip the clerk, Geoffrey de Walonis, Jordan Hairun, Nicholas son of Serl', Ralph Mascolo.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 175mm
Seal: G&B No.2539, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.48v-49r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.101n; E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.230n.
4.2.Spec.4
= 3.1.Pont.11.
4.2.Spec.5
= 3.1.Pont.12.
4.2.Spec.6
= 2.2.Pont.4.
4.2.Spec.7   [mid 12th century]
Grant by Nicholas de Grenville, notified to Northumberland, to God and St Cuthbert and his monks, for the souls of himself, his wife, his nephew William de Grenville, his father, his mother and all his parents, of Ellingham church with its land, and a carucate of land at Cramlington with 3 tofts each 4 perches wide and 20 feet long, with 30 acres of arable land in the same place, 15 in one part and 15 in another, with a proportionate amount of meadow with a croft anciently encircled with a ditch, and pasture, and a fishery on the Tyne called Bradayere.
Witnesses: Hugh and Rodbert nephews of his wife, Anschet and Ranulf nephews of William de Grenville, Rodbert the cook, Nicholas son of Eillaf, those men of Cramlington, Arnan son of Eadmer, Swite, Ligulf and his son, Vlcil, Norman son of Aeldred, Vlcil son of Eadmer, and all the better and more prudent men of Cramlington.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 235mm
Seal: G&B No.1101, on a tongue, with a stub above
Duplicate: DCD 4.2.Spec.47.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.49v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.99n-100n; E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.226n.
4.2.Spec.8   [c.1180]
Grant by Mabel de Grenville to the chapel of St Mary of Ellingham of half a caucate of land comprising 48 acres with tofts and crofts in the vill of Ellingham in free and pure alms, for the souls of herself, her predecessors, and all the faithful dead, to support the annual residence of a chaplain, with all necessaries, and performing services regularly for all the faithful dead.
Witnesses: Luke the priest, Robert chaplain of Rennington, Ylger similarly (similiter), Robert chaplain of Newnham, Reginald Pinchehalle, Adam of Durham, Helya of Doxford, Hugh of Falloden, Eustace, Gamel, Henry the clerk, Jordan Eschoulant, William of Fleetham, Alan of Wilton, Robert chaplain of Liddel, Hugh the clerk, William de Mautune.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.1099, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.50r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.102n; (and discussed) E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland II (Newcastle 1895) p.270-271n and facing p.268 (image of the seal).
4.2.Spec.9a   [?1170s]
Grant by Mabel de Grenville (Granvile) to God, St Cuthbert and the convent of Durham of the church of Ellingham for the souls of herself and her parents, that is her father Walter, her uncle Nicholas, her brother William, and her heirs, and that Adam parson of the church will hold it for life rendering 5s annually to the convent of Durham.
Witnesses: Simon Cam, Thomas his chaplain, Edward the scriptor, John the priest, Ribald the priest, Walter of Ketton, Godfrey the clerk, Silver the clerk, Stephen Blund, Master Aristotle, Master Roubert.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 210mm
Seal: G&B No.1099, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Discussed and printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.271 and 272n.
4.2.Spec.9b   [?1170s]
Grant by Mabel de Grenville (Granvule) to God, St Cuthbert and the convent of Durham of the church of Ellingham for the souls of herself and her parents, that is her father Walter, her uncle Nicholas, her brother William, and her heirs.
Witnesses: Simon Cam, Thomas his chaplain, Edward the scriptor, Godfrey the clerk, Stephen Blund, Silver the clerk, John the priest, Ralph the priest, Ribald the priest, Master Aristotle and Master Roubert, Walter of Ketton, Alan Pulment, Ingelarum the clerk, Walter de Welpint', Richard the deacon, Gilbert.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 215mm
Seal: G&B No.1099, on a parchment tag, through 4 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.50r.
Discussed and printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.271 and n.
4.2.Spec.9c   [?1170s]
Duplicate of 4.2.Spec.9b.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 215mm
Seal: G&B No.1099, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.50r.
4.2.Spec.10   [c.1160]
Grant by Mabel de Grenvile (Greinvilla) to God and St Maurice of Ellingham all the land of Elwold the dreng, and Aliz, and Gamel his son, and Michael his brother, and all the wood of St Mary, extending from the bridge on the south side of the church, by the side of St Maurice's well, to the stream running through the meadow belonging to the church, and from the stream near the northern part of the church meadow to the Preston burn, separating Ellingham from Preston, then along the course of the Preston burn to Preston bridge, thence to the Redepethe going up stream, along the Redepethe to Morileie, the whole of which belonged to the church, and along the road outside the wood to the church bridge, for the souls of herself, and her husband Ralph de Gaugy, being ratified by placing a curved knife on the altar of St Maurice.
Witnesses: Osbert de Alresford, his kinsman (cognatus), Hugh chaplain of Falewedune, Hugh son of Aschestalli, and Herlwin his brother, John chaplain of Tughall, Robert chaplain of Bamburgh, Bernard de Bredberi, Henry brother of Sier, Hugh son of Ralph, Walter son of Hawis, and Peter parson of Newburn, and Vato of Pittington, and Walter de Lillesive, and many othersd Fraench and Englush (in another hand) that is Luke the chaplain, Gilbert the deacon, Richard the deacon, Richard the clerk, William Brien, Robert Searle, Elias of Doxford, Chetel, Adam of Preston and Randulf the ?parson.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 135 x 130mm
Seal: G&B No.1100, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.50r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.101n-102n.
Translated and printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.268-269 and 269n.
4.2.Spec.11   [c.1195]
Confirmation by Ralph de Gaugy of the charters of Mabil de Grenevile his grandmother and Ralph de Gaugy his father, which he had inspected and handled, granting the church of Ellingham with all its lands and woods and advowson to God and St Cuthbert and the convent of Durham, rehearsing the boundaries of the church land.
Witnesses: David of Graham, Gilbert official of Northumberland, Master Roger formerly official of Northumberland, William Briton, Master Alan of Richmond, William of Aycliffe (Acle). Richard Brun, Alan of Pittington, Richard janitor, Robert of Ripon.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 210mm
Seal: G&B No.569, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.50v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.101n; E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.273n.
4.2.Spec.12   [1209 x 1213]
Grant by Ralph de Gaugy to God and St Maurice and his mother church of Ellingham, for the soul of himself and his ancestors, in free, pure and perpetual alms, of a toft between the land of Thomas Tulli, the paron's man, and that of Agnes the widow, and the croft attached to it, extending as far as the Aldeburn, in exchange for buildings and tofts formerly of Robert Tulli and Walter son of Anselli.
Witnesses: William de Blunvile sheriff, John sheriff, Oliver le Moine, Roger son of Ralph, Simon de Lucre, Alexander of Bradford, William of Ulcester, Germanus Tisun, William Mautalant, Gilbert de Thogesden, Elias of Doxford, Osbert de Beisin, William de Meringes, Hugh of Charlton, Philip Ribaud, WIlliam son of Berenger, William Brian.
Dated by William de Blunvile as sheriff of Northumberland.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 215mm
Seal: G&B No.569, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.50v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.102n; E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.274n.
4.2.Spec.13   [1239]
Confirmation by Master A archdeacon of Northumberland of the right of the prior & convent of Durham to possess Ellingham church after the recent death of Master Robert de Burton, reciting the following mandate of the archbishop of York, the see of Durham being vacant by the death of Richard the second [Poore] formerly bishop.
4.2.Spec.14 is another document of the archdeacon's to the same effect (and written in the same hand), and is dated 1239.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 45-65 x 205mm
Seal: G&B No.3271, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.51r; in 4.2.Spec.48.
   [1239]
Mandate by W[alter Gray], archbishop of York, to Master A[lan de Lenn], archdeacon of Northumberland, to defend the prior & convent of Durham in their possession of the church of Ellingham, which is appropriated to them, and which Master Roger de Burton, who has lately died, held from them at farm.
4.2.Spec.14   [1239]
Notification by Alan [de Lenn] archdeacon of Northumberland, the see of Durham being vacant after the death of Richard the second [Poore] formerly bishop, and Master Roger of Burton who farmed the church of Ellingham in the name of the prior and convent of Durham having died, with his ordinary's authority and also that of the archbishop of York, he held an inquisition in full chapter at Alnwick on St Mark the pope [Marcellus, 7 October] 1239 which found that Burton still farmed the church at his death and so the prior and convent can now dispose of its temporalities and spiritualities.
Sealed by: [the archdeacon], Peter abbot of Alnwick, Alan prior of Brinkburn, Walter prior of Bolton (rector of the house of Bolton in Edlingham).
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 210mm
Seal: G&B Nos.3271, 3376, 3402 & 3411, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.51r; in 4.2.Spec.48.
Printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.275n.
4.2.Spec.15
= 3.1.Pap.9, missing.
4.2.Spec.16   1 November 1425
Lease by John prior of Durham to Thomas Broun of Ellingham of all the lands and tenements in the vill and territory of Ellingham as part of the rectory of the church there, from St Martin next for 12 years, rendering annually at the exchequer at Durham 30s at Pentecost and Martinmas in equal portions with the first payment to be at Pentecost 1426, with distraints and covenants detailed.
Date: 1 November 1425.
Endorsed with [witnesses]: Johanna Broun, Robert Broun her son, Robert Fencall of Newham, Robert Marshal of Ellingham.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through, 2 small holes with some text lost
Size: 165 x 285mm
Seal: G&B No.417, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
4.2.Spec.17
= 2.1.Pap.6, missing.
4.2.Spec.18   [later 12th century]
Grant by Adam de Gaugy to Aliz de March'a for his service the house of Gamel and his land, with the croft called Alden and the house made near the Alden land, and also the croft called sunnolt, with the arable land attached to it, and half the arable land of Etherislei, and half the meadow land in the same place, and the whole of the wood between the limestone quarry and the red path (rubra via), rendering 2s annually to the church of Ellingham at St Cuthbert for life, or for as long as he wished to hold it, and after his death to any of the children of Adam whom Aliz might select.
Witnesses: Roger son of Ralph, William Mautalant, Germanus Tilius, Philip Ribaud, Garmanus Ribaud, Elias of Doxford, Adam his brother, Hugh of Charlton, Osbert Beilin.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 250mm
Seal: G&B No.567, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.51v-52r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.103n; E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.272-273n.
4.2.Spec.19   [?1273 x 1285]
Quitclaim by Adam de Walmeden chaplain to Dom R prior and the convent of Durham of his right to 4 tofts in the vill of Ellingham on one side of the pond towards the south, and 7 acres o fland pertaining to the tofts, and 4 acres of land at Sunnidlisflat, and 18 acres at Etherisley, half arable and half meadow, and 6 acres and more in the waste between the red path (rubeam viam) and the limestone quarry, for which they have paid 1 mark.
Witnesses: Dom Ralph son of Roger, Dom William of Middleton, Adam of Doxford, Robert de Fauldun, Hugh de Tyndeley.
Possibly from the priorate of Richard of Claxton.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 115 x 205mm
Seal: G&B No.2566, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.52r.
Printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.273n.
4.2.Spec.20   [14 July] 1266
Agreement to resolve a dispute between the prior and convent of Durham and Dom Ralph son of Roger over a common pasture stretching froma ditch near the gallows of Ellingham south to the letch of Bemelismersk, thence to Threperstrother and le Hengandewelle, with the prior and convent quitclaiming to Ralph their right to the said pasture, marked off by fixed stones and posts on the west of Threperstrother to le Hengandeswelle, and Ralph quitclaiming to the prior and convent his right to the said pasture from the said stones on the west of Threperstrother through the middle of Threperstrother by the boundary markers fixed by consent in the marsh, thence by a ditch to Suterpethlecche, Bemelismersklecche and the road from Charlton to Berwick, with the prior and convent and their men of Ellingham reserving their ancient rights to pasture cattle, cut peats on the peat bog of Threperstroher, dig turves, and cut ling there.
Date: Prid. Id. July 1266.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 135 x 200mm
Seal: Part of G&B No.2109, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.52r-v.
Printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.277n.
4.2.Spec.21   [26 November] 1293
Quitclaim by Alexander of Broxfield (Brockesfelde), brother and heir of Philip of Broxfield to God, St Cuthbert, the prior and convent of Durham, of his right to a water mill of the said prior in Ellingham for a certain sum o fmoney paid to him by Prior Richard.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Thursday after St Katherine the virgin 1293.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 215mm
Seal: G&B No.405, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.52v.
4.2.Spec.22   [6 February 1279]
Agreement to settle a dispute between the prior and convent of Durham and Philip of Broxfield (Brokesfeld) over the prior not permitting his men of Ellingham to make suit at Philip's mill, with Broxfield quiclaiming any right to enforce suit of mill from the prior's men.
Witnesses: Guichard de Charron steward of Durham, Walter of Cambo (Cambehowe) sheriff of Northumberland, Ralph son of Roger, John of Widderington, William of Middleton, Nicholas of Swinburne, milites, John de Lythegrynes, John of Middleton, Alexander of Broxfield, Hugh de Tindeleye, Thomas of Miburn, William of Tynedale.
Date: Monday after the Purification of the BVM 7 Edward [I].
Parchment, 1m
Size: 175 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.406 (damaged, repaired and separate), originally on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.52v-53r.
Printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.232n.
4.2.Spec.23   [1341 x 1374]
Agreement after a dispute between John [Fossor] prior and the convent of Durham and John of Clifford over rights of common of pasture on the moors of Ellingham and Osberwick its hamlet, with Clifford confirming their ancient right of pasture there for their cattle with free entrance and exit by le Kyrkway to the moors and the moor and pasture of Moriley.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 285mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.53r.
Printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.241n.
4.2.Spec.24   [1290s]
Grant by Robert of Clifford, for the salvation of his soul and body, and his wife, father, other, all his ancestors and heirs, to God and St Mary and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham in pure and perpetual alms, his water course after it left his mills at Ellingham, so that they may divert it to rheir own land by diverting it towards their mill pond near the chapel of St Mary.
Witnesses: Doms Ralph son of Roger, Robert de Manerio, and Robert Gray milites, Adam of Doxford, Thomas of Doxford, Henry of Lilburn, Walter of Tughall.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 100 x 245mm
Seal: G&B Nos.640, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.53r.
Printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.237n.
4.2.Spec.25   [early 13th century]
Agreement of Master Roger of Burton that he would pay the prior and convent of Durham 15 marks annually from Ellingham church for its farm, half at Pentecost and half at St Martin, with the proviso that he would renounce all claim to the church of Ellingham and its revenues if they were to provide him with a rent of 40 marks in some other benefice.
Sealed by himself, the abbot of Alnwick and the priors of Tynemouth and Brinkburn.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 145mm
Seal: G&B Nos.493, 3401, 3411 & 3552, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.53v.
Printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.275n.
4.2.Spec.26a   [1167 x 1184]
Grant by Ralph son of Main to God and the chapel of St Giles of Charlton of 50 acres of land, 2 mansions and 2 acres of land for synod [expenses], for his wife Agnes, his heir Ralph and the salvation of the souls of themselves and their ancestors, in perpetual and free alms; also all the land whereon a hospital had been founded, as far as the Charlton stream, and to augment that mansion which is in the same vill a perch in width on the west side of the way to the same stream and on the east will be a mansion by the stream.
Witnesses: Richard abbot and the convent of Alnwick, Geoffrey the priest, Robert the chaplain, Simon de Lucre, Ralph de Caugi, Geoffrey of Rock, Richard son of Leuenad, Alexander and Roald his brother, Sier, Aidrop, Thomas Pessun.
Dated by Richard as abbot of Alnwick
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 190mm
Seal: G&B No.1686, on a parchment tag from the top of a deed, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD 4.2.Spec.26b; Cart. II, f.53v.
Printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.292n.
4.2.Spec.26b   [mid 14th century]
Copy of DCD 4.2.Spec.26a.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 270mm
4.2.Spec.27   14/18 December 1344
Indenture between John [Fossor] prior of Durham and John of Clifford testifying that Clifford will have sold to the prior his wood at Ellingham, bounds as detailed in another document, for felling at the will of the prior over the next 18 years, and Clifford is obligated thereby to the prior in £12, as detailed in a bond.
Date: Durham 14 December by the prior and Newstead by Ellingham 18 December by Clifford 1344.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 125 x 280mm
Seal: G&B No.638, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.54r.
4.2.Spec.28   10 December 1344
Bond of John of Clifford to John [Fossor] prior of Durham in £12 to be paid at Newcastle within 18 years.
Date: Newstead by Ellingham, 10 December 1344.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.638, on a tongue, with a [wrapping tie] stub below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.53v-54r.
4.2.Spec.29
= 3.1.Pont.12.
4.2.Spec.30
Missing.
4.2.Spec.31
= 1.8.Spec.33.
4.2.Spec.32
= 2.1.Pont.9.
4.2.Spec.33
= 2.1.Pont.5.
4.2.Spec.34   [1162 x 1174]
Confirmation by Roger de Merlay son of Ralph de Merlay to God and St Cuthbert and the monks serving the saint in Durham of his lands at Morwick cultivated and uncultivated in free and perpetual alms, for the salvation of his soul, his wife's and heirs', and for the souls of his dear brother William de Merlay and his other ancestors by whose grant the said monks previously held the lands, whose bounds were perambulated by himself and William de Vesci and others clerical and lay on the vigil of the Annunication of the BVM.
Witinesses of the perambulation, grant and confirmation: Germanus prior [of Durham], John archdeacon, Augustine, Patrick, Silvanus and Fabian monks; Fribanus and Ralph monks of Tynemouth; Alan priest of Wallsend, Master Thomas clerk of the archdeacon, Eustace parson of [Long] Benton and William his chaplain, Robert chaplain of William de Merlay, Ralph chaplain of Tynemouth, William chaplain of Wallsend, Grimbald de Merlay, Gervase the medic, William de Vesci and Thomas de Maners his clerk, Hugh son of Roger, With Tisun, Roger de Merlay son of Grimbald de Merlay, Adam del Plaeiseiz, Nicholas son of Serlon, Sturmi, Peter of Morpeth (Morpade), Jordan his brother, Askertin reeve of Newcastle, Eustace reeve of [Long] Benton, Herbert chamberlain of the archdeacon, William son of Edulf, William of Clifton, Astmund steward of Tynemouth, Edmund de Bacwrcle, Simon de Wivest, Robert Beket, Gilbert son of Sigar, Viel and Edolf of Wallsend, Alfred Tocke, Eduly, Siward de Wivelington.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 145 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.1758, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.54v.
Printed: J. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland part iii vol.ii, (Newcastle 1828), p.142-143.
4.2.Spec.35   [25 June] 1334
Four-part indenture reciting that, since the abbot and convent of Newminster bought from Gilbert count de Avegos the advowson of the church of Whelpington and Thomas Heppescotes rector of Morpeth paid them £100 for the purchase of the advowson, the abbot and convent of Newminster have provided for a chaplain and chantry in the church of St Mary Morpeth for the said Thomas and his soul, with details of the offices to be celebrated, the provision of vestments and plate, and that they would distribute on the Assumption of the BVM 20s to the poor at ½d each, with the monastery to provide a monk to say the offices, with pittances detailed, and if such offices are negletced for a month the abbot or prior will provide a chaplain, with further distraints of 2 marks each to the bishop of Durham and the prior of Durham, 40s to the rector of Morpeth and 6s 8d to the archdeacon of Northumberland, and the right to make distraint in the abbot and convent's granges of Ulgham and Morpeth.
Date: the chapter house of [Newminster], Saturday the morrow of the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1334.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right edge, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 240 x 330mm
Seal: G&B No.3525, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.55r-56r.
4.2.Spec.36   [January 1338]
Pleas at York before J of Stonor and his fellow justices of the King's Bench Hilary 11 Edward III r.292.
Northumberland. A case between the abbot of Newminster and Thomas de Heppescotes parson of the church of Morpeth over an agreement for a chaplain to say divine service daily in the parish church of St Mary Morpeth, with Heppescotes being represented by his attorney John de Mickleye who recited the agreement of 25 June 1334 (4.2.Spec.35) which the abbot in person verified and is in mercy with Thomas remitting the damages of £10.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 415 x 250mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.56r-v.
4.2.Spec.37   [early 13th century]
Grant by Robert son of Roger of Morpeth to Alan clerk of Morpeth of half and acre of land in the field of Morpeth on the north part del Brademer by the land of William le Sergaunt, rendering annually 1d.
Witnesses: Richard de la More steward, Nicholas de Parco, William le Sergaunt, Adam Pantel, Peter Tempelman, Averay, Robert son of Aldrich, Ranulph Forester, Adam Bonde.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 95 x 145mm
Seal: G&B No.1825, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
4.2.Spec.38   [mid 13th century]
Grant by Roger de Merlay the third for the soul of himself, his ancestor sand successors, in free, pure and perpetual alms, to support a chaplain celebrating divine service for all the faithful departed at the altar of St Mary in the church of Stannington, of a toft and croft on the south side of the church with common pasture for four cows and thirty ewes with legula of one year, with 10 acres of land in the vill of Clifton given him by the prior and convent of Holm Cultram (Hauguscald) and 20 acres in Caldwell also given him by the same prior, and also in free and perpetual alms a half carucate of land in the vill of Clifton from the same prior and convent, and half a carucate of land in the same vill from Robert de Camhov, and three bovates of land in the vill of Caldwell given by Gilbert de Conyers with common of pasture; and he will present the chaplain, with default to the archdeacon of Northumberland; with the lands warranted with suit of mill from the lands reserved at his mill to himself and his heirs; with the chaplain to pay 18d to the prior and convent of Holm Cultram and to William Conyers an unmewed sparrowhawk or 12d and the foreign service due to a carucate of land in the vill of Clifton; services to be said detailed; plate, vestments and books to be provided.
Witnesses: Hugh de Bolebech, Eustace de la Val, Roger Bertram of Bothal, John of Plessey, Adam Bareth, John son of Simon, Thomas of Ogle, William of Horsley, Richard of Saltwick, William son of Ralph, Adam of Plessey, Nicholas de Berking, Walter son of Walter of Witton.
A three part cyrograph: one part sealed by the archdeacon of Northumberland held by [Merlay], another held by the chaplain with [Merlay's] seal with part is at Tynemouth in the custody of the prior and convent; the third part is in the custody of the prior and convent of Durham.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and left edge, wavy, with letters cut through
Size: 175 x 330mm
Seal: G&B No.1759, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.201v-202v.
4.2.Spec.39
= 1.3.Pont.5.
4.2.Spec.40   [29 October] 1248
Obligation of William prior and the convent of Brinkburn to indemnify the prior and chapter of Durham for confirming the ordinance of Nicholas [Farnham] bishop of Durham of the vicar of the church of Felton as detailed in the bishop's charter.
Witnesses: chapter [of Brinkburn].
Date: the morrow of SS Simon and Jude 1248.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 60 x 195mm
Seal: G&B No.3413, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
4.2.Spec.41
Missing.
4.2.Spec.42
= 2.3.Pont.10.
4.2.Spec.43   [later 14th century]
Copy grant by Thomas Harang to Rose Harang his sister of all the land in Howick which Margeria his mother had given him, that is to say Simon son of Ralph his nativus with all his following and chattels, with two bovates which Simon held of him, and two fields called Kengesflatte and Scortsflatte except the third part which Goda in them, with a tenth part of the mill of Howick given him by his mother, rendering annually 1d at Christmas and the foreign service due from two bovates of land in the vill of Howick, with reversion to himself and his heirs.
Witnesses: Philip de Broxfeld, John of Middleton, John Harang, Adam Rybaud, William Rybaud his son, Robert Harang, Hugh Gray, Michael Ros clerk, John of Clay, William of Salisbury.
With memoranda of other charters anew of John Chapll, old charters burnt, seisin, a warning by the men of Howick of reseisin and refeoffment, and sale immediately after his death.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 175 x 265mm
Printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.342n.
4.2.Spec.44   20 October 1399
Grant by Emeric Hering and John Lange chaplains to John del Chapel and Emma his wife of all his lands with which he enfeoffed them in Howick, to them and their heirs, with reversion to William, then John, then Edmund, the bastard sons of John and Emma, and their heirs, and then to Thomas de Home clerk and his heirs, and then to the said Emeric.
Witnesses: Thomas Gray of Horton miles, Robert of Swinhoe of Rock, William of Roddam, Robert of Swinhoe of Howick, Thomas del Hall.
Date: Howick, 20 October 1399.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 195 x 250mm
Seal: two blank parchment [sealing] tags, each through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.ii, (Newcastle 1895), p.344n.
4.2.Spec.45   28 April [1402]
Quitclaim by William Fraunceys clerk to William of Doddington chaplain of his right to land sin Howick which Fraunceys, with Emeric Heryng chaplain, were give by RObert Heryng, father of Emeric.
Date: 28 April 4 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 295mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
4.2.Spec.46   [1139 x 1141]
Charter of Henry, son of the king of Scotland, giving, at the request of Nicholas [de Grenville, lord of Ellingham], to the monks of Durham a fishery in the River Tyne, viz. Bradiere which Nicholas held of the earl, with a croc belonging to it, free of all service; also the carucate of land in Cramlington which Nicholas had given them, with 3 tofts and 30 acres of moor, 15 on one side of the vill, 15 on the other, together with one croft of meadow, encircled by a ditch made in olden times.
Witnesses: Ranulf the archdeacon, Jordan the chaplain, Robert of Umfraville, Gilbert of Umfraville, Herbert the chamberlain, William of Somerville (Sumeruille), Adam the sheriff
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 220mm
Seal: G&B No.1900 [of Henry, earl of Northumberland], natural wax, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie above
Copy: DCD Cart. Vet. f.111r.(ii).
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.25; Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.103n; A.C. Lawrie, Early Scottish Charters (Glasgow 1905), No.CXXXI; The Charters of King David I, ed G.W.S. Barrow (Woodbridge 1999) no.80.
4.2.Spec.47   [mid 12th century]
Duplicate of DCD 4.2.Spec.7.
Parchment, 1m, 3 stabbed holes along the foot
Size: 115 x 220mm
Seal: [Sealing tongue and wrapping tie] stub
4.2.Spec.48   [mid 13th century]
Copies of:
Notification by Alan [de Lenn] archdeacon of Northumberland, of holidng an inquisition at Alnwick on 7 October 1239 which found that Robert de Burton still farmed Ellingham church at his death and so the prior and convent can now dispose of its temporalities and spiritualities.
Confirmation by the archdeacon of Northumberland of the right of the prior & convent of Durham to possess Ellingham church after the recent death of Master Robert de Burton.
Endorsed with soem large doodles in ?crayon/pencil
Parchment, 1m, some sewing thread along a [former centre fold
Size: 185 x 185mm
Originals: DCD 4.2.Spec.13.
3.Spec.
1.3.Spec.1
= 2.3.Pont.16.
1.3.Spec.2
= 2.3.Pont.9.
1.3.Spec.3
= 1.3.Pont.7.
1.3.Spec.4   [12th century]
Grant by Alan of Rouen (Rothomago) to Richard of Cambois (Comhus) of 21 acres and half a rod of land in Bedlington with a toft and croft which Sigarius held which is one acre and half a rod, and at Miderig five acres, and at Haeishope towards the west two acres, and by the spinney below the mill two acres, and the butts of Alan one acre, at Hewrthe towards the south by the spring one acre, in the large field by Hewrthmere towards the north three acres, in the big field by Stanbrige towards the south two acres, and at Suethecolf one acre, and at Rubelfaise two acres, and by Hedneswelle one acre, rendering a pound of wax at the feast of St Cuthbert in September at the feretory of St Cuthbert.
Witnesses: Henry archdeacon of Durham, Leonio de Heriz, Jordan Escolland, Roger de Audre, Walter de Mirster, William de Silvendo, Robert de Hugate, William de Nedderton, Robert his son, Robert of Choppington (Chabinton), Adam his son, Eustace of Sleekburn (Sclikeburn), Henry of Sleekburn, Laurence of Cambois (Comhus).
Parchment, 1m
Size: 200 x 240mm
Seal: G&B No.2126, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.64v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.144.
1.3.Spec.5   [11 November] 1334
Lease by William [of Cowton] prior and the convent of Durham to Alan of Hepscott (Hepscotes) of all their land in the vill of Bedlington along with the advowson of the vicarage of the church there for 5 years rendering annually 3s 4d half at Pentecost and half at St Martin's.
Date: Durham, St Martin 1334.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, “indentura” cut through
Size: 120 x 215mm
Seal: G&B No.1252 on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.65r.
1.3.Spec.6   [12th century]
Grant by Alan of Rouen (Rotomago) to Richard son of William of Cambois (Cammus) for four and half marks given him of that toft and croft which Segar had in Bedlington and 12 acres of land in the fields of the same vill, rendering annually a pound of wax at the feast of St Cuthbert in September, with the land comprising at Midderig towards the south four acres, at Rubbehayse towards the west one acre, at Hayscope towards the north in the big field one acre, at the spinney towards the south one acre, at Hudardeslandes towards the east one acre, at Hewrthemere towards the south in the big field one acre, at Stanbrige towrds the north in the big field one acre, at Smethetnolles towards the north in the big field one acre, at Heddnelandes towards the south one acre.
Witnesses: Robert Hugat, William de Nedertona, Robert his son, Robert of Choppington (Chabington), Adam his son, Ralph of Choppington, Adam son of Ulkal, Wido his brother, Richard son of Raph of Choppington, Eustace of Sleekburn (Slikeburne), Henry of the same vill, Robert his son, Laurence of Cambois (Cammus), Robert his brother.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 115 x 160mm
Seal: G&B No.2126, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.65r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.144.
1.3.Spec.7   [12th century]
Grant by Alan of Rouen (Rotomago) to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham, in pure and perpetual alms, of that toft and croft in the vill of Bedlington which Segar had of an acre and half a rod, and 12 acres of land in the fields of the same vill, in pure and perpetual alms, with the land comprising at Midderig towards the south four acres, at Rubbehaise towards the west one acre, at Hayscope towards the north in the big field one acre, at Hudardeslandes towards the east one acre, at the spinney towards the south one acre, at Hewrthemere towards the south in the big field one acre, at Stanbrige towards the north in the big field one acre, at Smethecnolles towards the north in the big field one acre, at Hedneslandes towards the south one acre.
Witnesses: Robert Hugat, William de Nederton, Robert his son, Robert of Choppington (Chabinton), Adam son of Ulkal, Adam son of Ralph of Choppington, Ralph of Choppington, Wido his brother, Richard son of Raph of Choppington, Eustace of Sleekburn (Slikeburne), Henry of Sleekburn, Robert his son, Laurence of Cambois (Camus).
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 105 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.2126, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.65r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.144.
1.3.Spec.8   [12th century]
Confirmation by Robert of Bedlington (Bellintona) to all the faithful and friends of St Cuthbert of the alms of his father from the church of Bedlington which he gave to God and St Cuthbert in pure alms in the presence of Ranulf [Flambard] bishop [of Durham] and other clerics and laymen for himself and us his sons and for the souls of his parents, and lest any of his heirs might wish to infirm this document and his own seal, he confirms it in the presence of the whole chapter of St Cuthbert for the souls of his father and mother and others of his parents, and himself, his heirs and h is kin, and that church is to be held free and quit from all calumny in perpetual alms as his father and he grant it to God and St Cuthbert, and if any wish to infirm this and to remove this church violently from St Cuthbert, may God remove them from the society of his saints.
Witnesses: Alan priest of Wallsend and Master Laurence de Werthewrthe, Roger Chomer jr, Ralph son of William, Odo miles.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 205mm
Seal: G&B No.179, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.98r-v; Cart. II, f.65v.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham (1852), Appendix p.143.
1.3.Spec.9   [3 June ?1218]
Confirmation by Guala cardinal of St Martin and papal legate to William de Roing' (?Roding), for his faithful and devoted service in the affairs of the king and kingdom of England and during tempore turbacionis, of the church of Bedlington conferred on him by Richard [Marsh] bishop of Durham at the presentation of the prior and convent of Durham, to be held with other benefices.
Date: Howden, 3 Non. June.
Dated from Guala in England (1216-1218) and Marsh as bishop (elected 27 June 1217).
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 105 x 170mm
Seal: G&B No.3701A, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.65v.
Transcribed, calendared and discussed in: The Letters and Charters of Cardinal Guala Bicchieri, ed N. Vincent (Canterbury and York Society 83, 1996), p.97.
1.3.Spec.10
= 2.1.Pont.14.
1.3.Spec.11
= 3.2.Pont.12.
1.3.Spec.12
= 4.2.Pont.11.
1.3.Spec.13
= 3.1.Archiep.6.
1.3.Spec.14
= 4.1.Pap.20, missing.
1.3.Spec.15   [11 November] 1326
Lease by William [of Cowton] prior of Durham to Master Gilbert of Burdon vicar of Bedlington all the manse pertaining to the said church in the vill of Bedlington with the adjacent apple orchard enclosed by a wall, from St Martin 1326 for 21 years, rendering annually to the prior 6s 8d, that is for the manse 4s 8d and for the orchard 2s, at Pentecost at Durham, with the prior allowed to build in the orchard and monks from Durham allowed to enter the orchard, with this only valid whilst Burdon is vicar.
Date: Durham, Tuesday St Martin year as above.
Parchment, 1m, indetned head, zig-zag, “indentura” cut through
Size: 140 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No.464, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.67r-v.
1.3.Spec.16
= 2.2.Pont.7.
1.3.Spec.17
= 2.2.Pont.12.
1.3.Spec.18
= 2.2.Pont.13; and cf. 2.2.Pont.12b.
1.3.Spec.19   24 October 1341
Notarial instrument reciting that Master Hugh of Corbridge, clerk, master of Bailliol Hall in Oxford and proctor of the scholars there, in the presence of John Fossor prior and the concent of Durham, the notary and the witnesses, presented an instrument of the appropriation of the church of Mikel [Long] Benton with the seals of Master Thomas de Nevill archdeacon of Durham and Master Edmund Howard archdeacon of Northumberland, with the starts of the first, fourth, 20th and 40th lines recited, done in the Galilee on 3 Kal. August 1341, which, at Hugh's request and after deliberation with their council, was confirmed by the prior and convent of Durham, with John of Barnard Castle as their proctor, and reserving a 10s pension to them.
Witnesses: Masters Richard of Tanfield, John de Hirlawe, John of Seaton.
Date: Durham chapter house, 24 October 1341.
Notary: Hugh dictus Palmer of Corbridge clerk of Durham diocese, NP by apostolic authority, eschatocol recited
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 325 x 255mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.37v.
1.3.Spec.20
= 2.3.Pont.15.
1.3.Spec.21   [30 April] 1348
Mandate of John of Stockton rector of Musgrave of Carlisle diocese and vicar-general of Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham to the dean of Newcastle upon Tyne, reciting the following mandate, to cite the master and scholars of Balliol Hall to appear in the Galilee on Thursday after St Barnabas next concerning pensions owed to the bishop and prior of Durham from their appropriated church of Mikel [Long] Benton.
Date: Durham, prid. Kal. May 1348.
Parchment, 1m, edges damaged with some text lost, also some sewing holes along the foot
Size: 280 x 260mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.38r-v.
   9 April 1348
Mandate of John of Stockton rector of Musgrave of Carlisle diocese and vicar-general of Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham to the dean of Newcastle upon Tyne to cite the master and scholars of Balliol Hall to appear in the Galilee on Wednesday after Quasimodo next concerning the appropriation to them of the church of Mikel [Long] Benton, and a life annuity of 35 marks owed to the former rector Dom John de Somervell of Burton Annays to be paid at York at the terms of Pentecost and St Martin, and pensions of 20s to the bishop of Durham and 10s to the prior of Durham.
Date: Durham, 9 April 1348.
1.3.Spec.22   [15 September] 1258
Quitclaim by John son of Thomas of Little Benton to Hugh prior and the convent of Durham of his right to the land with bounds from a spring called Adameswell rising by the ditch to the north and then the east to Syleeche, which land he claimed from them in the king's courtby writ de racionabilibus divisis, and which he now recognises as part of their manor of Wallsend and of the church's liberty; and he also quitclaims his right in another land or pasture as part of the same manor, with common pasture for the prior and convent, their successors and men of Wallsend in that moor between them as detailed in a document between them; for which Prior Hugh has given him 20 marks.
Witnesses: Dom John Gylet steward of the bishop of Durham, Henry Dew, Richard the chancellor, Roger son of Eustace of Benton, RObert de Bruninghil clerk, William of Hilton clerk, Geoffrey de Nohannter, Jordan, Peter of Newcastle, William Gilet, Stpehen de Hoton, Simon de Karlau clerk, Arvis of Wallsend.
Date: Durham, the morrow of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross 1258.
Parchment, 1m, some pin holes along the head
Size: 160 x 240mm
Seal: G&B No.211, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.70r.
1.3.Spec.23   [mid 13th century]
[Copy] grant by Roger de Merlay to John son of the dean and his wife Ysoda of two carucates of land from his demesne in the vill of Long (Magna) Benton with the toft and messuage which was Robert Campiun's on the east of the vill, that is on the west of the vill up to Westlane 5 acres, in Brithineflat 14 acres, in Milneflat 6 acres, in Kintimebrethis 10½ acres, in Wernesflat 6½ acres, on the west of Langesdike 12 acres, on the east of Langesdike 28 acresm on the east of the vill 16 acres, on the south of the ditch to the east 13 acres, in Bictureflat 4 acres, in Rielandis 2 acres, in Surlandis 7 acres, in Huppilflat 5 acres, in Pannfflat 2 acres, in Nettirmorflatt 3 acres, in Humfmorflat 5 acres, in Mikilfalt 13 acres, in the flat on the west of the church 2 acres, in Hutredebrethis 5 acres, in Buttis by Ben 4 acres, in Bonderode 2 acres, in Hutlane 7 acres, in Killingwrtheflat 16 acres, in Blakeflat 5 acres, in Odismedu 10 acres, in Arneburneflat 3 acres, in Hwytebuttis 4 acres, all of which lands he gives to John and Ysoda and their heirs except religious, and he also gives pasture for 55 oxen and cows, 5 horses and 30 ewes, and the right to dig for turves in his moor of Benton on the west of the road from Benton to Weetslade (Wideslade), all to be held by the service of a tenth of a knight's fee.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 300 x 175mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.39r.
1.3.Spec.24a   [later 13th century]
Grant by Richard Harpyn to Dom Roger of Lumley of his 6 marks rent in the vill of Long (Magna) Benton which Nicholas Anglicus used to pay for his manor and gardens and the tithes of 20 acres of land there, half at Pentecost and half at St Martin, the manor being formerly held by Robert Campiyn on the east of the vill, held for the service of a tenth part of a knight's fee, with wardship and relief, and with distraints as detailed in the cyrograph between himself and Nicholas, all of which he warrants in the bishoprick of Durham between the Tyne and the Tees.
Witnesses: Dom John de Hawelton, Dom Robert de Insula, Dom Thomas of Fenwick, Dom William de Hawelton, Adam of Selby, Hugh de Valle, John Benet, Geoffrey de Wydeslade, Bartholomew clerk of Newcastle, John of Farnacres, John of Birtley.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 135 x 210mm
Seal: G&B No.1195, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.39r-v.
1.3.Spec.24b   [later 13th century]
Assignment by Richard Harpin of Thornley to Dom Roger of Lumley of his 6 marks annual rent paid to him by Nicholas Anglicus of Newcastle for his manor and other lands in Long Benton, and the power to distrain the rent due at Pentecost and St Martin as detailed in a cyrograph between himself and Nicholas.
Witnesses: Thomas of Carlisle, John Flamag, John Tintor, Peter his brother, Bartholomew the clerk, Thomas Thorald.
Parchment, 1m, slight damage to the head
Size: 85 x 165mm
Seal: G&B No.1195, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
1.3.Spec.25   [later 12th century]
Grant by Richard of Umfraville (Humfrauvilla) to WIlliam [his] son for his homage and service of 16½ acres of land in the filed of Prudhoe which Richard Helle held, along with 8 acres of wasteto the east of th eland which he gave to Nicholas son of Oughtred (Uctred), rendering annually a pound of pepper at St Cuthbert in September for all services except the forinsec service, and he may mill at his mill without multure and be quit of pannage for his pigs.
Witnesses: Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Geoffrey de Luci, Oliver de Insula, Robert son of Robert, Odo of Burnham, William Batail, Robert of Fenwick, Peter de Insula, William de Suetope, Hugh de Herle, John de Herle, Thomas Vanensi, Henry de Allemannia, William de Haweltun.
Parchment, 1m, stained on the left side
Size: 115 x 195mm
Seal: G&B No.2507, on doubled cords, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.3r-v.
1.3.Spec.26   20 November [1481]
Grant by Thomas Young of Durham to William Hymnars of all his lands and rents in the fields and vill of Prudhoe, and he appoints Thomas Swynburn as his special attorney to deliver seisin.
Date: Prudhoe, 20 November 21 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 320mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.3v.
1.3.Spec.27   20 November [1481]
Agreement that Thomas Young of Durham can retain his lands in Prudhoe if he pays 4 marks 3s to William Hynmars, the charter between them above (1.3.Spec.26) notwithstanding.
Date: Prudhoe, 20 November 21 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 75 x 265mm
Seal: blank [sealing] tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.274r.
1.3.Spec.28   20 November [1481]
Counterpart to 1.3.Spec.27 next above.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 80 x 265mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.274r.
1.3.Spec.29   1246
Agreement between the prior and convent of Durham and John of Little Benton, with the consent of Dom W[illiam] Heron his lord, over the division of [Little Benton] moor between Adam Barat and Thomas formerly prior and the convent of Durham with the boundary to be the stream (siketun) between Wallsend and the land of Adam Barat [in Walker], going up stream to the north to the boundary between Little Benton and Wallsend, with this land to be hld in common by the prior and convent and their men of Wallsend and John and his men of Little Benton, except for the enclosed land on the north west of the old ditch by the arable of Little Benton which was the separate property of John.
Witnesses: Dom Hugh of Bolbeck, Dom R de Kamehov, Dom R of Cresswell, Hugh de Burneton, Lawrence de Ponhop, Geoffrey of Northampton.
Date: 1246.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 120 x 170mm
Seal: G&B No.212, on a parchment tag, with a further blank parchment tag, each through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.70r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.104n.
Discussed: M.H. Dodds, A History of Northumberland vol.xiii, (Newcastle 1930), p.442.
1.3.Spec.30   [1220 x 1221]
Quitclaim by Hugh de Lackeneby of Aylwin, Roger and Alan, sons of Duwan of Wallsend, with all their chattels, to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham, which he has also given to Robert de Monasterio the steward of the prior of Durham, for which the prior and monk have paid him in hi sgreat necessity 50s.
Witnesses: Robert de Withcester sheriff of Northumberland, Dom Roger de Merley, William Britton, Jordan Herun, Roger Culo his brother, Ralph sur Tees, Simon of Burntoft, Thomas de Herthweitun, Wlater de Monasterio, Ralph de Epplind, William de Wessinton, William of Fulwell, Alan of Pittington.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 170mm
Seal: G&B No.1530, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Dated from Withchester as sheriff.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.70v.
1.3.Spec.31   [11 November] 1309
Lease by William Tanfield prior and the convent of Durham to William son of Roger de Hebburn of their manor of Wallsend with also the wood, the tithes of Wallsend and Willington from new and old lands, the mill of Wallsenda nd Willington with its suit, the bracinage of the vills with two cottages and their land in Wallsend, 5 acres of waste abutting the prior's demesne in Wallsend field in various parcels, 80 acres of waste in Willington moor towards the west and the Benton boundary up to the stream (cykectum) which is the boundary between Benton moor and Willington moor, together with the halmote except for gersum and merchets of married girls beyond the prior's fee, the lease to be held for William's life but if he dies within 31 years it can be taken on by his heirs up to 31 years, rendering annually £38 half at Pentecost and half at St Martin, with proportions detailed, also distraints and covenants detailed.
Witnesses: Dom Walter de Wessington and Dom William Basset milites, John Schirloke steward of Durham priory, John de Bidyk, John of Usworth, Gilbert Gategang, William son of Simon of Hebburn, William son of Hugh of the same.
Date: Durham, St Martin 1309.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right edge, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 150 x 350mm
Seal: G&B No.1235, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.39v-40r.
1.3.Spec.32   [mid 12th century]
Grant by William de Granavilla to God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham of Pottereshihera (?Potterschare in Gateshead or Cramlington) by Newcastle, for the souls of himself and all his parents.
Witnesses: Emma his wife, Jordan of Umfraville and his brother Robert, John constable of Newcastle, Hugh de Helletun, Adam de Merlaio, Nicholas de Bichard, Jordan of Little Benton, William son of Ulgar, Gervase the medic, Roger son of Hucdred, Robert son of Elfled, Robert son of Gualanis, Gilbert son of Hugh, and many other men of Teesmouth, Hetton, Cramlington and Hertalahve.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.1102, on a now detached tongue, pinned to the document with a wrapping tie below
Copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.98v; Cart. II, f.71r.
Printed and discussed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.103n-104n.
1.3.Spec.33   [1221 x 1233]
Grant in frankalmoin by Hamelyn [of Bugthorpe] and Margery de Ulcotes his wife, with the consent of their heirs, to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham, of a fifth part of the lands, houses and booths which come to them by reason that Margery is one of the heirs of Philip de Ulecotes, which houses the said Philip built in Newcastle, rendering therefor yearly one fifth part of 4d to the borough of Newcastle at the terms appointed in the same borough for all services etc; which said houses and booths are situated next to the River Tye from east to west, and have as their bounds on the east a house of Walter Brun, on the north houses formerly belonging to Sewal, on the west a little stream flowing into the Tyne there, and on the south the Tyne, for the salvation of the souls of the grantors, of Philip de Ulecotes and their ancestors and successors, and for a quitclaim of £20 in which the grantors were bound to the said prior and monks on behalf of the said Philip who had received from the said prior and monks £100 on security of his charter, which neither he had paid before his death, nor anyone on his behalf after hs death.
Witnesses: Matthew and Hugh monks, Robert of the monastery, John de Rosingtona, William Buche, John son of the dean, Matthew Francis, Peter Scot, Elstan son of Edric, William Sellarius, Alan son of Gerard, Alan Gategang, Henry son of Henry.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.2502, on a parchment tag with a further blank parchment tag, each through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.40r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.193-194.
1.3.Spec.34   [1221 x 1233]
Grant in frankalmoin by Thomas de Stretton and Elizabeth de Ulcotes his wife, with the consent of their heirs, to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham, of a fifth part of the lands, houses and booths which come to them by reason that Elizabeth is one of the heirs of Philip de Ulecotes, which houses the said Philip built in Newcastle, rendering therefor yearly one fifth part of 4d to the borough of Newcastle at the terms appointed in the same borough for all services etc; which said houses and booths are situated next to the River Tyne from east to west, and have as their bounds on the east a house of Walter Brun, on the north houses formerly belonging to Sewal, on the west a little stream flowing into the Tyne there, and on the south the Tyne, for the salvation of the souls of the grantors, of Philip de Ulecotes and their ancestors and successors, and for a quitclaim of £20 in which the grantors were bound to the said prior and monks on behalf of the said Philip who had received from the said prior and monks £100 on security of his charter, which neither he had paid before his death, nor anyone on his behalf after hs death.
Witnesses: Ralph prior of Durham, Oswald, Thomas, Matthew and Hugh monks, Jordan Hairun, Daniel of Newcastle, Robert of the monastery, Master Henry of Melsonby, John de Rosington, William Buche.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 160mm
Seal: G&B No.2330 & 2500, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup, with a further slit in the turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.40v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.194.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.105n.
1.3.Spec.35   [1221 x 1233]
Grant in frankalmoin by Alice, Juliana and Margery [de Ulcotes], to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham, of th eparts coming to them of the lands, houses and booths in Newcastle, which houses and booths Philip de Ulecotes built, which parts come to them by reason that they are heirs of Philip de Ulecotes toghether with their two sisters, rendering therefor yearly the farm appertaining to the said land as in the instruments relating thereto executed by them is more fully contained, and also quitclaiming to tht eprior and monks the homage and services of Robert of Clifford in Ord.
Witnesses: Robert of the monastery, John de Rosington, Master H[enry] of Melsonby, Hugh of Barnard Castle, Walter of Selby.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 170mm
Seal: 2 blank parchment [sealing] tags, each through a slit in a turnup, with a further slit
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.40v-41r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.194-195.
1.3.Spec.36   [1221 x 1233]
Grant in frankalmoin by Alfred [of Barneby] and Juliana de Ulcotes his wife, with the consent of their heirs, to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham, of a fifth part of the lands, houses and booths which come to them by reason that Juliana is one of the heirs of Philip de Ulecotes, which houses the said Philip built in Newcastle, rendering therefor yearly one fifth part of 4d to the borough of Newcastle at the terms appointed in the same borough for all services etc; which said houses and booths are situated next to the River Tyne from east to west, and have as their bounds on the east a house of Walter Brun, on the north houses formerly belonging to Sewal, on the west a little stream flowing into the Tyne there, and on the south the Tyne, for the salvation of the souls of the grantors, of Philip de Ulecotes and their ancestors and successors, and for a quitclaim of £20 in which the grantors were bound to the said prior and monks on behalf of the said Philip who had received from the said prior and monks £100 on security of his charter, which neither he had paid before his death, nor anyone on his behalf after hs death.
Witnesses: Matthew and Hugh monks, Robert of the monastery, John de Rosingtona, William Buche, John son of the dean of Newcastle, Matthew Francis, Peter Scot, Elstan son of Edric, William Sellarius, Alan son of Gerard, Alan Gategang, Henry son of Henry.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 145 x 145mm
Seal: G&B Nos.152 & 2501, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.41r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.194.
1.3.Spec.37   [1221 x 1233]
Grant in frankalmoin by Daniel [of Newcastle] and Constance de Ulcotes his wife, with the consent of their heirs, to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham, of a fifth part of the lands, houses and booths which come to them by reason that Constance is one of the heirs of Philip de Ulecotes, which houses the said Philip built in Newcastle, rendering therefor yearly one fifth part of 4d to the borough of Newcastle at the terms appointed in the same borough for all services etc; which said houses and booths are situated next to the River Tyne from east to west, and have as their bounds on the east a house of Walter Brun, on the north houses formerly belonging to Sewal, on the west a little stream flowing into the Tyne there, and on the south the Tyne, for the salvation of the souls of the grantors, of Philip de Ulecotes and their ancestors and successors, and for a quitclaim of £20 in which the grantors were bound to the said prior and monks on behalf of the said Philip who had received from the said prior and monks £100 on security of his charter, which neither he had paid before his death, nor anyone on his behalf after hs death.
Witnesses: Ralph prior of Durham, Oswald, Thomas, Matthew and Hugh monks, Jordan Hairun, Thomas de Stretton, Robert of the monastery, Master Henry of Melsonby, John de Rosington, William Buche.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 160mm
Seal: G&B No.2499 (bis), each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup, with a further slit
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.1r-v; Loc.XX:26.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.194.
1.3.Spec.38   7 March 1353
Notarial instrument recording that with John, prior of Durham, and certain of his monks on the one part and Peter Graper, mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne, John de Emeldon', John de la Chaumber', and John Bedyng, said to be among the greater burgesses of Newcastle, on the other part, being personally present in the vestry of Durham cathedral to come to an agreement about the following, the prior said against the mayor and burgesses that they had taken boats from South Shields, within the priory's liberty, along with their crews and untithed catches, on the Tyne and moored to the prior's land in his liberty, and unjustly removed them to Newcastle and elsewhere (to the damage of the church of Jarrow, being united to the priory, and of which the said fishermen were parishioners) and imprisoned the fishermen and forced them to swear not to sell their catches outside Newcastle in future; and that the fishermen of South Shields had always thitherto freely taken fish at sea and sold their catches where they wished, without impediment; and the mayor said that he seized the boats because of certain transgressions committed in Newcastle by the men in the boats, namely leaving with their tolls and customs in midstream of the Tyne, as on the king's highway, and that he caused them to swear to return and make satisfaction of the tolls and customs due; the mayor and burgesses acknowledged that the fishermen of South Shields could sell their fish where they would and promised not to trouble them in this respect.
Witnesses: Master John of Appelby, official of the bishop; Master Hugh of Teesdale, Master John de Nesbyt, clerks; Roger de Blaykeston', Robert of Bowes, sheriff of Durham; Thomas Sourteys.
Details of amendments to the instrument made and approved.
Notaries: William of Farnham, clerk of York diocese, NP by apostolic authority; Hugh Dalman of Teesdale, clerk of York diocese, NP by apostolic authority; John de Nesbyt, clerk of Durham diocese, NP by apostolic authority, (eschatocols of all three recited).
Date: Durham cathedral revestry, 7 March 1352/3.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 660 x 265mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.71r-v; Reg. II, f.143v-144r.
1.3.Spec.39   Hilary [1424]
Pleas at Westminster before William Babington and his fellow justices of the King's Bench, Hilary 2 Henry VI, r.392
Vill of Newcastle. John [Wessington] prior of Durham by his attorney John Beckwith against Richard Goldesburgh miles and his wife Johanna in a plea over a messuage in Newcastle upon Tyne, seized into royal hands by the sheriff by a writ de cessavit pending an inquisition over fraud between the parties.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 160 x 280mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.41v.
1.3.Spec.40   [22 May] 1313
Memorandum of a suit between Robert dictus Gray fisherman of North Shields, before Thomas of Hurworth clerk notary public and official of the archdeacon of Northumberland, and Henry Postel of Newcastle literatus proctor of the prior and convent of Tynemouth over the deprivation of 10s worth of tithes due to Tynemouth by fishermen of South Shields for the master of Jarrow church.
Date: church of St John Newcastle, Tuesday after St Dunstan 1313.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 235 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.1423 & 3280, each on a tongue
1.3.Spec.41   31 July 1366
Notarized record by {Mr William de Farnham} official of Durham, of a process in the consistory court of Durham, between the prior and convent of Tynemouth, rectors of the church of Tynemouth plaintiffs, and John de Horseley, John Colson', Robert Savage, William Mayreson', William Caw, John Hornyngwold', Adam Shirtyng, William May, William of Whitby, Robert of Guisbrough, William servant (serviens) of Robert Savage, John of Rainton, John of Selby, William de Kyrkeby, John Barkare, William Couper, Richard Walkare, of the vill of [North] Shields, Adam Tabard, Nicholas Wright, [all] parishioners of Tynemouth and defendants, with the plaintiffs represented by Master William Alman, their proctor, having sufficient mandate by the following proxy,
narrating that, with the defendants cited to appear before the official at a certain date and place, and being personally present, and with the following libel,
having been offered and handed to the defendants on the part of the plaintiffs; following exchanges, described, a date was assigned for sentence, and on this date the plaintiffs appeared before the official by their said proctor and the defendants were absent, for which the latter were deemed contumacious; and the official found, as much through witnesses as by confessions of the parties, and saving the present suit, that the custom has been proved and that the prior and convent have taken and should continue to take the tithe of fish, whether great or small, fresh or salted, caught from whatsoever boats, at sea or on the river, by whatsoever fishermen of the parish of Tynemouth, and landed at the shore and port of [North] Shields, and the tithe of money realized through the sale of such fish at Newcastle or elsewhere outside the parish of Tynemouth, without recompense or remuneration for salt and other expenses; awarding costs to the plaintiffs, assessed by the official at 100s.
Witnesses: Master John of Nesbit advocate of the court of Durham, Master John of Hackthorpe, Master John of Darlington and Master John of Barningham, proctors of the court of Durham, Richard Talbot rector of Dinsdale.
Under the official's seal.
Notary: Roger of Catterick, clerk of York diocese, NP by apostolic authority (eschatocol recited, from which the name of the official is supplied)
Date: Durham Galilee, 31 July 1366.
Parchment, 1m, 4 ?stitching holes in the centre of the head
Size: 420 x 445mm
Seal: G&B No.3173, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.41v-43r; Reg. III, f.108r-109v
Printed: W.S. Gibson, The history of the monastery founded at Tynemouth vol.II (1847), Appendix p.cxvii-cxviii.
   12 June 1366
Proxy by Clement prior and the convent of Tynemouth, having the parish church of Tynemouth to their use, appointing Masters William Alman and Hugh de Brandon', clerks, as their proctors, to act for them in all causes and business moved or to be moved concerning the prior and convent and their church of Tynemouth, before whatsoever judges, at whatsoever dates and places.
Date: Tynemouth, 12 June 1366.
   [c.1300]
Libel addressed by the proctor of the prior and convent to the official of the bishop of Durham, or his commissary, against the defendants, as above (excepting minor differences in spelling, and “William famulus...” for “William serviens...”), parishioners of Tynemouth, and against anyone lawfully acting for them, concerning the tithes of Tynemouth, which, saving the vicarage portion, belong to the priory of Tynemouth, with no memory existing of a time when this was not the case, and especially concerning the tithe of fish caught from boats, at sea or in the river, by fishermen of the parish of Tynemouth, and landed at the shore and port of [North] Shields or consumed at sea by the fishermen, and the tithe of profits from such fish, including fish-oil, and the tithe of such fish and fish products sold outside the parish, or of money realized from the sale thereof; asserting that this present year the defendants have caught and landed fish whereof the tithe is estimated at 100s sterling or more, and that they have refused and continue to refuse to pay, and that all these things they have often confessed in presence of the said prior and convent and they are public knowledge in the parish and the vicinity; and asking for the payment of the said tithe, for a definitive pronouncement of the right of the prior and convent, the restitution of the fish tithe, and the canonical compulsion of payment of the tithe by the defendants.
1.3.Spec.42
Missing. Cf. Cart. III ff.i.1r-4r, etc.
1.3.Spec.43
= 4.2.Spec.46.
1.3.Spec.44   16 April 1324
Concession by John de Denom, by special licence of Louis [Beaumont] bishop of Durham, that a messuage and 120 acres of land in Winston held in chief from the prior of Durham which Richard Hosteler and his wife Agens held for life of the inheritance of John and which after their deaths ought to revert to the said John and his heirs will remain to the prior and convent of Durham, in return for which and also be special licence of the said bishop the prior and convent have granted to the said John 160 acres of land and 40 acres of pasturte in Hardwick super Mare by Monk Hesleden held in chief of the bishop, in exchange for the said 120 acres in Winston, to be held by service of a rose, rendering annually for the lives of the said Richard and Agnes 5 marks.
Date: Durham chapter house, 16 April 1324.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy indentur letters cut through
Size: 120 x 235mm
Seal: G&B No.784, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.189r-v.
Extract printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.119n.
1.3.Spec.45   20 April 1341
Grant by Richard de Milneton to Alice daughter of William Mair of Hebburn of a messuage in free marriage in the will of Westoe (Wystou) between the lands that Philip Cakeluyt holds of the prior of Durham and Adam de Hertelowe holds of the prior with 27½ acres of aragble in the territory of the vill, to be held by Alice and her heirs legitimately procreated by herself and the said Richard, with reversion to the said Richard.
Witnesses: William Mair of Hebburn, William Lardner, William smith of Monkton, Richard Hair of Southwick.
Date: Winston, 20 April 1341.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 115 x 265mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.43r.
1.3.Spec.46   [8 January 1360]
Assize pleas extract held at Durham before John Mowbray and his fellow justices for the bishop, Wednesday after Epiphany 15 Pont. Thomas [Hatfield] bishop [of Durham].
Plea of John [Fossor] prior of Durham against John of Willington over a messuage and 46 acres of land in Willington, and against Nicholas of Willington over a messuage and 46 acres of land in Willington with the prior to recover his seisin by writ quia cessavit per biennium as the properties had been the prior's from the time of the former Prior Hugh [of Darlington] and there was no fraud nor collusion between the prior and the said John and Nicholas.
Parchment, 1m, [filing] hole in the centre of the foot
Size: 190 x 235mm
1.3.Spec.47   [15 June] 1320
Grant by Geoffrey son and heir of Thomas of Burton to William of Hilton staying in Westoe (Wyveston) of 4s rent which Samson son of Ralph the serviens of Monk Seaton paid annually for a toft with a curtilage and 6 acres which he held by gift of Margery daughter of Tyoc ?Gol of Tynemouth in the vill and territory of the said Seaton.
Witnesses: Henry de Haron steward of Tynemouth, John de Bacworth, Gilbert Daudre, Robert of Slikeburn, Ranulph the taylor, John of Horton.
Date: Tynemouth, Sunday after St Barnabas 1320 and 13 Edward [II].
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 220mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.309r.
1.3.Spec.48   [30 July] 1341
Grant by Richard of Milton to John son of William of Hilton of all his lands and tenements in the vill and territory of Westoe (Wyvestowe).
Witnesses: John of Heworth, Richard Hayre of Southwick (Sothewick), Thomas of Haxby, William of Hilton, Peter Legate clerk.
Date: Westoe, Monday before St Peter ad vincula 1341.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 215mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.309r.
1.3.Spec.49   [3 January] 1344
Quitclaim by Richard de Milneton to John son of William of Westoe (Wyvestowe) of his right to a messuage in Westoe between the tenements of Adam de Hartlaw and Philip Kakelute along with 28 acres of arabale in various places in the field and territory of Westoe.
Witnesses: John of Heworth, James of Usworth, William of Kirkby, Richard Heir of Southwick, William of Hilton of Westoe, Adam of Hartlaw, Philip Kakelute.
Date: Westoe, Saturday after the Circumcision 1343/4.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 245mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.309r-v.
1.3.Spec.50   [31 August] 1345
Bond of Richard of Milton and his wife Alice to John son of William of Hilton or his attorney that all agreements over a tenement and 27 acres of land in the vill and fields of Westoe as detailed in a charter of feoffment with the said John be laid before the bishop's justices at Durham within 40 days after this present on pain of 5 marks to be paid within 8 days at Durham, and for the greater security Richard pledges his tenement and 9 acres of land in the field of Milton.
Witnesses: Dom Lawrence the chaplain, Philip Kakeloite, John del Stane, Adam Lonnys, Peter Legate clerk.
Date: South Shields (Soutchelis), Wednesday after the Decollation of St John the Baptist 1345.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 225mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.309v.
1.3.Spec.51   [30 March] 1380
Grant by Alice widow of Richard of Milton to Philip of Milton her son of all her lands and tenements, rents and possessions in the vill and territory of Westoe in South Shields (Southsheles).
Witnesses: Adam de Berden, Richard Barker, Robert de Barthowe, Richard of Hartlaw, Thomas Page.
Date: Westoe (Wistowe), Friday after Easter 1380.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 300mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.309v.
2.3.Spec.1   1 December [1385]
Exemplification by John [Fordham] bishop of Durham of the following inquisition.
Date: Durham, per manus William of Elmdon bishop's chancellor, 1 December Pont.4.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 265 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.3142 (part, repaired with wax c1970) on a tongue
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.74v-75r.
   [1351]
Inquisition post mortem on Alan Gategang finds that he held:
in Boldon a messuage and 1 carucate called Fatherlesshouse, of the bishop in chief, there being no known living heir of William Fatherless, worth 40s a year net;
[in Gateshead] Pipewelgate, of the bishop in barony, worth 13s 3d a year net;
a plot called Joppisriding and 1 acre beside the Team, of the bishop, William of Redheugh who held it in chief of the bishop and from whom Alan held having waived the service due to him, worth 9s a year net;
in Whickham 4 acres of meadow, of the bishop, Robert son of Geoffrey of Whickham having waived Gilbert Gategang the service due to him, with 6s 8d a year net;
in Gateshead borough 12 burgages, of the bishop, worth 5 marks a year net;
in Follingsby a messuage and 11 acres of the lord of Follingsby at 3d a year, worth 6s 8d a year net.
2.3.Spec.2   [17 January] 1386
Quitclaim and delivery of seisin by William of Bishopdale brother of John of Bishopdale to William of Greystones and William of Cowton chaplains following the judgement of an assize of novel disseisin in their favour against himself and John Barker, of holdings and meadow in Pipewellgate, Gateshead, and Whickham, once held by William Swire and then by the late John of Bishopdale.
Witnesses: John of Dolphamby, John Coke, William Marshall, John of Skeldinghope, William Forester, John Gray, Robert Tailor, William of Hesleden, William of Woodland.
Date: Gateshead, Wednesday after Hilary 1385/6.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 310mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.74r-v and Cart. IV, f.43v.
2.3.Spec.3   [17 April] 1353
Grant by William Sire of Gateshead to Robert of Usworth chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk of a messuage in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between that occupied by the grantor on the west and that once held by Roger of Heworth on the east beside the common vennel.
Witnesses: John of Chamber of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, John de Godyk of the same, William de Spiriden, Thomas Uttyngson, William of Ireland ?plasterer (lutester), Thomas Vescy.
Date: Gateshead, Wednesday before St George 1353.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.2255, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.72v.
2.3.Spec.4   [23 September] 1353
Grant by William Sire of Gateshead to Robert of Usworth chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk of three messuages in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between the vennel called Pipewellchare and the messuage of Robert of Doxfield.
Witnesses: Walter of Hesleden, Dom Robert Godinboure chaplain, William de Spiriden, William son of Richard chaplain.
Date: Gateshead, Monday after St Matthew the apostle 1353.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 265mm
Seal: G&B No.2255, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.72v.
2.3.Spec.5   10 January 1355
Quitclaim by William Hickson chaplain to Eda Cragg, once the wife of William Sire of Gateshead, of all the lands, holdings, messuages, houses, rents, meadows and fisheries in Gateshead, Whickham and Hebburn held by the grantor by grant of William Sire of Gateshead.
Date: Gateshead, 10 January 1354/5.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.72v.
2.3.Spec.6   17 January 1355
Grant by Eda Cragg, once the wife of William Sire of Gateshead, to Robert of Usworth, William de Barford chaplains, and John of Bamburgh clerk, of properties as in 2.3.Spec.14 below, and a fishery in the Tyne at Hebburn called Pethyare.
Witnesses: William Mairson of Hebburn, William son of William Lardener, Walter of Hesleden, William de Spiryden, William son of Elias.
Date: Gateshead, 17 January 1354/5.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 185 x 350mm
Seal: G&B No.2255, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.73r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.8n.
2.3.Spec.7   17 January 1355
Appointment by Eda Cragg, once the wife of William Sire of Gateshead, of Robert Godinboure chaplain as her attorney to deliver seisin to Robert Usworth, William de Barford chaplains and John of Bamburgh clerk of all the lands, tenements, houses, messuages, rents, meadows and fisheries in Gateshead, Whickham and Hebburn in the grantor's charter.
Date: Gateshead, 17 January 1354/5.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 60 x 285mm
Seal: G&B No.2255, on a tongue
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.73v.
2.3.Spec.8   [4 April] 1363
Grant by John of Bamburgh clerk to William of Greystones chaplain and John of Lytham chaplain of all the lands, tenements, messuages, houses, rents, meadows, fisheries and all the possessions in Gateshead Pipewellgate, Hellgate, Hebburn and Whickham granted to Eda once the wife of William Sire of Gateshead by William Hickson chaplain and by her to the late Robert of Usworth and the late William de Barford chaplains and the grantor, and a messuage in Pipewellgate in Gateshead between the messuage once occupied by William Sire on the west and that once held by Roger of Heworth on the east beside the common venel granted to Robert of Usworth and the grantor by William Sire, three messuages in Pipewellgate between the messuage called Pipewellchare and Robert of Doxfield's messuage granted to Robert of Usworth and the grantor by the said Eda, an annual rent of 2s 6d out of an annual rent of 5s received by William Sire from a messuage in Pipewellgate held by Walter of Hesleden and Alice his wife and granted to Robert of Usworth and the grantor by William Sire.
Witnesses: William of Bedingham, John Plumer bailiff(?s) of Gateshead, Walter of Hesleden, William de Spyriden, John Leyburn, John Sutheron, Thomas Vescy.
Date: Gateshead, Tuesday in Easter week 1363.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 270 x 300mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.73v-74r.
2.3.Spec.9   28 August 1380
Quitclaim by Katherine, once the wife of John of Bishopdale, to William of Lanchester vicar of St Oswald's Durham and William of Greystones chaplain of all the lands, tenements, rents and services together with reversions in Gateshead, Whickham and Hebburn once belonging to William Sire.
Witnesses: Robert Oliver of Newcastle, John of Elvet of Durham, Gilbert his son, Hugh of Corbridge.
Date: Newcastle, 28 August 1380.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.2638, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.74r.
2.3.Spec.10   [c.1400]
Licensing by William Gategang of a grant by William of Greystones, William of Cowton, John of Appleby and Reginald Porter chaplains to the prior and convent of Durham of 8 messuages and 6s 6d in rents in Pipewellgate held of the grantor.
Date: [blank].
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 340mm
Seal: G&B No.1056, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.73v-74r.
2.3.Spec.11   [9 April] 1335
Grant by Cecilia, once the wife of Alexander of Burdon, to Henry of Wendlebury and Sibilla his wife, at 6s a year during the life of Richard of Herrington and then at 40d per year, of the whole of the land with buildings in Gateshead, between the recipients' land and that of John Vescy.
Witnesses: Hugh of Hexham bailiff of Gateshead, Peter de Lewe, Walter Potter, James Gategang, John Lardener, Peter dyer, Richard of Teesdale, John Colier, Stephen Nedeller.
Date: Gateshead, Palm Sunday 1335.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 140 x 260mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.299r.
2.3.Spec.12   [18 June] 1348
Grant by Cecilia, once the wife of Alexander of Burdon, to William Sire of Pipewellgate of an annual rent of 3s 4d from a whole tenement in Gateshead, between land once held by Isolda Lister and land once held by Henry of Farnacres.
Witnesses: Peter de Lewe bailiff of Gateshead, Alan Gategang, James Gategang, Peter dyer, Adam of Barton, William ?plasterer (litster), Cuthbert clerk.
Date: Gateshead, Wednesday after Trinity 1348.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 135 x 280mm
Seal: G&B No.463, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.299r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.7n.
2.3.Spec.13   [21 June] 1348
Quitclaim by Robert son and heir of Alexander of Burdon to William Sire of Pipewellgate to an annual rent of 3s 4d from a whole tenement in Gateshead, between land once held by Isolda Lister and land once held by Henry of Farnacres.
Witnesses: Peter de Lewe bailiff of Gateshead, Alan Gategang, James Gategang, Peter dyer, Adam of Barton, William ?plasterer, Cuthbert clerk.
Date: Gateshead, Saturday after Trinity 1348.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 140 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.299v.
2.3.Spec.14   [1 August] 1353
Grant by William Sire of Pipewellgate in Gateshead to William son of Richard chaplain of Houghton of an annual rent of 2s 6d from a tenement once held by Alexander Quarrier in Pipewellgate, an annual rent of 4s from a tenement occupied by William son of Elias there and held by him of the grantor, a house called the Hayhouse there between land once held by the said Alexander Quarrier and that occupied by Alice Homell, a capital messuage there occupied by the grantor, a tenement on the south side of Pipewellgate opposite the said capital messuage once occupied by Robert Turpin, two messuages on both sides of Pipewellgate once occupied by John Bigge and Alexander de Rote, an annual rent of 7s from a tenement held by the said William son of Elias at fee farm on the south side of Pipewellgate between the land of Gilbert of Mitford clerk on the east and that once held by Roger Rede on the west, an annual rent of 5s from a plot on the north side opposite the said tenement with the same bounds taken at fee-farm by the said William son of Elias, three tenements on the north side of Pipewellgate between the vennel going down to the Tyne on the west and land once held by Richard de Cromcleue on the east, an annual rent of 4s from all the land in Gateshead on the north side beside the capital messuage once occupied by Walter Potter, an annual rent of 3s 4d from the tenement in Gateshead occupied by Richard son of Stephen, an annual rent of 3s from the tenement once occupied by William de Rote in Hellgate Gateshead, a meadow once held by Joscelin Surtees called Thomaslands in Whickham field between the meadow called Millmeadow on the east and that called Bridgemeadow on the west and abutting the Tyne, an annual rent of 6s from all the lands and tenements in Hebburn once held by William Lardener senior and now held by William Lardener his son which they granted to the grantor, and a fishery in the Tyne at Hebburn called Pethyare.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley bailiff of Gateshead, Dom Robert Godybour chaplain senior, Dom Robert Godybour chaplain junior clerk of the court of the vill of Gateshead, Richard son of Stephen, William de Spiryden, Thomas son of uthred of Pipewellgate, William son of Elias.
Date: Gateshead, Thursday the feast of St Peter ad vincula 1353.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 280 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.299v-300r.
2.3.Spec.15   [23 September] 1353
Grant by William Hickson chaplain to Eda Cragg, once the wife of William Sire of Gateshead, for life, and then to Robert of Usworth chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk, of all his tenements, messuages, houses, fisheries and rents in Gateshead and Pipewellgate, Hellgate and Hebburn, as in the grantor's grant from William Sire of Gateshead, and a meadow called Thomaslands in Whickham field.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley bailiff of Gateshead, Dom Robert Godybour senior and Robert junior chaplains, Richard Stevynson, William de Spiryden, Thomas son of uthred, William son of Elias.
Date: Gateshead, Monday before St Michael the archangel 1353.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.300r.
2.3.Spec.16   [20 June] 1363
Grant by Idonia Cragg for their lives to Simon Bell and Joanna his wife of a tenement in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between the land once held by Thomas Parry and land once held by Alexander Quarrier, running from Pipewellgate street to the Groundebb of the Tyne, at 6s per year.
Witnesses: William of Bedingham bailiff of Gateshead, Walter of Hesleden, William de Spiryden, John of Leybourne, Thomas Vescy, John Gray senior, William of Haddington, Thomas Uttyngson.
Date: Gateshead, Tuesday before the nativity of St John the Baptist 1363.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 125 x 250mm
Seal: 2 unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.300v.
2.3.Spec.17   [11 June] 1349
Appointment by William Sire of Pipewellgate of Cuthbert of Burntoft clerk as his attorney to deliver seisin to William son of Richard of Houghton chaplain, of all his lands, tenements and rents in Gateshead and outside, and a fishery in the Tyne called Pethayre once held by William Lardener and William son of John of Hebburn.
Date: Gateshead, Thursday the feast of Corpus Christi 1349.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No.2255, on a tongue, stub [of a wrapping tie] below
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.300v.
2.3.Spec.18   6 August 1349
Quitclaim by John Fader, son and heir of Robert Fader of Pipewellgate in Gateshead, to William Sire of Pipewellgate and Eda his wife of all his right to land with buildings on the Staithes in Pipewellgate, between the recipient's land and land once held by Nicholas of Malton, that Robert the grantor's father and Isolda Fader his mother held in fee-farm by grant of Robert of Heworth.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley bailiff of Gateshead, John Scot of Pampeden bailiff of Pipewellgate, Roger Rede, Thomas son of uthred, John of Haxby, Robert del Holme mason, John Horner of Gateshead, William de Spiriden dyer.
Date: Pipewellgate, 6 August 1349.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 240mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag from a reused document, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.300v-301r.
2.3.Spec.19   21 September 1337
Quitclaim by Nicholas of Stockton chaplain to William Sire of Pipewellgate burgess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne of his right to an annual rent of 4s from the messuage held by William Sire of the grantor in Pipewellgate.
Witnesses: Hugh of Hexham bailiff of Gateshead, John Scot, Roger Rede, Robert Trippe, Robert Mastehonn, Richard of Teesdale (Thewisdal'), John Vescy.
Date: Gateshead, 21 September 1337.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 240mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.301r.
2.3.Spec.20   [9 November 1335]
Appointment by Richard de Goushille mason of Richard of Teesdale as his attorney to deliver seisin to William called Sire of Gateshead, burgess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in accordance with his grant, of a plot of land in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between land once held by Bartholomew Floek on the east and a vennel called Pipewellchare on the west.
Sealed with his own seal and also, as his is unknown, that of Dom William of Felton sheriff of Roxburgh.
Date: Roxburgh, Thursday before St Martin in Winter 9 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 325mm
Seal: G&B No.1096 and another unidentified, each on a tongue
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.301r.
2.3.Spec.21   [later 13th century]
Grant by Emma daughter of John the quarrier of Gateshead to Henry of Farnacres of a plot of land in Gateshead, as she had been granted by John her late father, running in length on the north from the Pipewell stream's junction with the Tyne to lands once held by Hugh Farthing in Pipewellgate, and on the south from those lands on the east to a vennel leading to the well of Pipewell, and in breadth from Pipewellgate to the Groundebb of the Tyne.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang bailiff, John his brother, John Adam, Thomas de Vaus, Bartholomew Flok, William de Brunswald, Thomas del Bowes, Ralph Bridok, Richard of Chester.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 165 x 190mm
Seal: G&B No.1448, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.301r-v.
2.3.Spec.22   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by Helena Jeterel once the wife of John the quarrier of Gateshead to Henry of Farnacres of all her right to a plot in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, as in 2.3.Spec.21 next above.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang bailiff, John his brother, John Adam, Thomas de Vaus, Bartholomew Flok, William de Bruneswauld, Thomas del Bowes, Ralph Bridok, Richard of Chester.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.1447, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.301v.
2.3.Spec.23   [30 November] 1345
Agreement by John Paytenyncok of Whickham and Agnes his wife to pay 100s to William Sire of Pipewellgate and Edith his wife in the event of them being impleaded in his name over the tenement granted by him to them in Piepwellgate in Gateshead.
Date: Pipewellgate, Sunday the feast of St Andrew the apostle 1345.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 285mm
Seal: G&B Nos.1949 and 2951, each on a tongue, stub [of a wrapping tie] below
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.302r.
2.3.Spec.24
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.302r-v.
2.3.Spec.25   [later 13th century]
Grant by John called Sire and Alice his wife to Alan of Willington and Elena his wife of all their land in Gateshead, from the Houdike to the Groundebb of the Tyne and between the land of John Otter and land once held by Roger Carrock, paying 6d per year to the lord of the fee and 18d per year to the chaplain of the BVM.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang, John Gategang, Bartholomew Flok, Henry of Farnacres, Robert Trippe, Nicholas of Malton, Henry Reed, William Lythfot clerk.
The tags were formerly part of a grant involving Bartholomew Flok.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.2254 and another unidentified, each on a parchment tag reused from documents, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.302v.
Duplicate: DCD 2.3.Spec.27 below.
2.3.Spec.26   [9 November 1335]
Grant by Richard de Goushille mason to William called Sire of Gatehsead, burgess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, of a plot of land in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between land once held by Bartholomew Floek on the east and a vennel called Pipewellchare on the west.
Witnesses: Hugh of Hexham bailiff of Gateshead, John Scot bailiff of Pipewellgate, William Uttyngson, Richard of Teesdale, John de Vescy, Roger Rede.
Date: Pipewellgate in Gateshead, Thursday before St Martin in Winter 9 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 330mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.302v-303r.
2.3.Spec.27   [later 13th century]
Grant by John called Sire and Alice his wife to Alan of Willington and Elena his wife of all their land in Gateshead, from the Houdike to the Groundebb of the Tyne and between the land of John Otter and land once held by Roger Carrock, paying 6d per year to the lord of the fee and 18d per year to the chaplain of the BVM.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang, John Gategang, Bartholomew Flok, Henry of Farnacres, Robert Trippe, Nicholas of Malton, Henry Reed, William Lythfot clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 180mm
Seal: [Sealing tongue] stub
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.303r.
Duplicate: DCD 2.3.Spec.25 above.
2.3.Spec.28   [15 January] 1329
Grant by Robert of Heworth and Juliana his wife to Robert Fader and Isolda his wife of a plot of land in Gateshead in Pipewellgate on the Staithe, between Gilbert Bower's land and land once held by Nicholas of Malton, at fee-farm, at 2s 6d per year, with the right to buy it if it may ever need to be sold.
Witnesses: William son of Uthred, Robert Trippe, John de Vescy, Roger son of Matthew, Robert Turpin.
Date: Gateshead, Sunday after Hilary 1328/9.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, two diamond shaped holes cut out in the right centre with some text missing
Size: 90 x 270mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.303r.
Duplicate: DCD 2.3.Spec.44.
2.3.Spec.29   [27 November 1308]
Grant by Henry of Holywell, burgess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, for life to Avicia widow of Richard Craw, of a messuage in the vill of Gateshead on the Staithes in Pipewellgate, between land once held by Walter of Cowgate and land once held by John Otter, at 2s 6d per year, with Avicia to maintain the messuage at her own costs in as a good a state as she received it.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang bailiff of Gateshead, John Gategang, Bartholomew Flok, John de Mallume, William de Brouneswald.
Date: Gateshead, Wednesday after St Katherine the virgin and martyr, 2 Edward II.
Parchment, 1m, indented, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 105 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.732, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.303r-v.
2.3.Spec.30   [later 13th century]
Grant at fee-farm by Dionisia de Ponte, formerly the wife of William de Ponte, and her daughter Alice, to Richard Craw of Gateshead and his wife Alice, of all their land in Pipewellgate, opposite the house once occupied by Dionisia's father Roger de Ponte, running from the highway to the Groundebb of the Tyne, at 12d per year.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang, Gilbert his son, John of Furness, Adam Amicie, Roger Carrock, William Gategang.
Parchment, 1m, indented, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 140 x 190mm
Seal: G&B No.733, on a parchment tag, with a further blank sealing parchment, each through 3 slits in a turnup, with slits for a third tag
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.303v.
2.3.Spec.31   6 March 1338
Lease by John of Ireland, guardian of James son and heir of Elena Whitcliff, to Roger of Heworth and Elena (Rose erased) his wife, of half a tenement in Pipewellgate occupied by the recipient, comprising the solar between the front of the house and the large chamber towards the how, with that chamber and the curtilage running from it to the bishop of Durham's ditch, and with access through the middle of the hall, and also a tenement between Lawrence of Heworth's land and the recipient's land and running from Pipewellgate street to the bishop of Durham's ditch, with access assigned to it, to hold until James comes of age, at 6s per year for the former and 4s per year for the latter.
Witness: John Scot bailiff of Pipewellgate.
Date: Gateshead, 6 March 1337/8.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 145 x 250mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.303v-304r.
Counterpart: DCD 4.3.Spec.22 below.
2.3.Spec.32   [22 May] 1322
Grant by Henry of Farnacres to Nicholas of Stockton chaplain of the chapel of St Thomas the martyr on the Tyne bridge, of a plot of land in the vill of Gateshead in Pipewellgate once held by John the quarrier of the same, with boundaries as specified in 2.3.Spec.21 above, rendering 1d per year.
Witnesses: Peter del Leawe bailiff of Gateshead, John Gategang, Thomas of Bowes, John Vescy, Hugh dyer, Thomas de Vaus, Richard of Teesdale.
Date: Gateshead, Saturday after Ascension 1322, 15 Edward II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 135 x 270mm
Seal: G&B No.949, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.304r.
2.3.Spec.33   [25 March] 1287
Grant by Thomas Spark chaplain to his brother Stephen Spark of his land in Pipewellgate, one piece with buildings running lengthways from the Tyne to the ditch to the south and between the lands of William Gategang on both sides, and another piece running lengthways between the land of the recipient's daughter Alice and land held by Roger Carrock at fee-farm from John of Partney, rendering 4d per year to the lord of the fee and 4½d per year for the other land towards the west.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang, Gilbert his son bailiff of Gateshead, John Adam, Stephen of Moor, Jordan taylor (Cissore), William Gategang, Roger Carrock, Robert Stirk, William Chalon, John dyer, Robert Trippe, Richard clerk.
Date: Gateshead, Annunciation of the BVM 1287.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 145 x 180mm
Seal: G&B No.2280, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.304r-v.
2.3.Spec.34   [25 March] 1287
Grant by Thomas Spark chaplain to his brother Stephen Spark of his land in Pipewellgate, one piece with buildings running lengthways from the highway to the ditch to the south and between the lands of William Gategang on both sides, and another piece running lengthways between the land of the recipient's daughter Alice and land held by Roger Carrock at fee-farm from John of Partney, rendering 4d per year to the lord of the fee for the piece between those of William Gategang, with the tenant of the land opposite towards the Tyne paying 2d, and 4½d per year to the lord of the fee for the other land towards the west.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang, Gilbert his son bailiff of Gateshead, John Adam, Stephen of Moor, Jordan taylor (Cissore), William Gategang, Roger Carrock, Robert Stirk, William Chalon, John dyer, Robert Trippe, Richard clerk.
Date: Gateshead, Annuncation of the BVM 1287.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 180mm
Seal: G&B No.2280, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.304v.
2.3.Spec.35   [later 13th century]
Grant by Thomas Spark to Nicholas of Malton and his wife Alice of two lands in Gateshead in Pipewellgate, one between the land of William Gategang on both sides and the other between Roger Carrock's land and Stephen Spark's land.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang bailiff, Robert Trippe, John de Mallum, Robert Colyer, John Adam, Richard Cholle, William Lythfot clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.2280, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.304v.
2.3.Spec.36   [7 November] 1328
Quitclaim by Isolda Scot, daughter of John Scot of Westgate of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to William Sire, son of John Sire burgess of Newcastle, of her right to land in the vill of Newcastle from Hoge street to the stream to the west and between the recipient's land and land once held by Adam Jargon.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon mayor of Newcastle-upon-Tyne; William de Borneton, Hugh of Hexham, John of Denton, and Robert of Holywell bailiffs of the same town; Adam of Galway, Richard of Acton, Robert Bridok and John Scot of Stampedene, John of Alnwick.
Date: Newcastle, Monday before St Martin in Winter 1328.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.2189, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.213r and Cart. II, f.304v-305r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.175.
2.3.Spec.37   [26 April] 1328
Grant by John son of John Scot of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to William son of John Sire of Jarrow, living in Gateshead, of a tenement in the vill of Newcastle on the castle mound, extending from Hoge Street to the small stream to the west and between land once held by Hugh of Felton mason and land of Isolda Scott the grantor's sister.
Witnesses: Richard of Emeldon mayor of Newcastle; Hugh of Hexham, John of Denton and Robert of Holywell bailiffs of the same town; Adam of Galway, Richard of Acton, Robert Bridok, Peter of Bradley clerk.
Date: Newcastle, Tuesday after St Mark the evangelist 1328.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 215mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.213r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.174-175.
2.3.Spec.38   [1292 x 1294]
Grant by Henry son and heir of the late Ralph Sheep of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to John called Sire of Jarrow and Alice his wife of land in Newcastle on the castle heugh, between the heugh path and the stream to the west, and between lands of Adam Jargon and Hugh of Felton mason, rendering a root of ginger per year, and if the recipients die without heirs of their bodies, then the land is to revert to the grantor.
Witnesses: Dom Hugh Gobyn sheriff of Northumberland and warden of Newcastle; Robert of Midford, William of Ogle, Thomas of Whickham, John of Heaton bailiffs of Newcastle; Walter of Cowgate, Roger de Ponte, John Trotaund, John of Pittington, William of Ware, Walter of Burnton, William Limeburner.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 195mm
Seal: G&B No.2182, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.213r-v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.172.
2.3.Spec.39   [26 April] 1328
Appointment by John son of John Scot of Newcastle-upon-Tyne of Peter of Bradley clerk or William Roburs as his attorney to deliver seisin to William son of John Sire of Jarrow living in Gateshead of a tenement with a messuage in the vill of Newcastle on the castle mound as in his charter (2.3.Spec.37 above).
Date: Newcastle, Tuesday after St Mark the evangelist 1328.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 50 x 225mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.213v.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.175.
2.3.Spec.40   [19 August] 1325
Grant by Robert of Holywell of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to John Vescy of Gateshead of a tenement in Pipewellgate once held by Richard Craw from the grantor, running lengthways from Pipewellgate street to the Groundebb of the Tyne and between William of Cowgate's land and Thomas Parry's land, rendering 3s per year.
Witnesses: Robert Trippe, Robert Masteilloun, William Uttingson, Richard of Teesdale, Robert Hwuer.
Date: Pipewellgate in Gateshead, Monday the vigil of St Oswin king and martyr 1325.
Parchment, 1m, indented, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 125 x 240mm
Seal: G&B No.2538, on a parchment tag reused from a ?farm inventory, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.213v.
Duplicate: DCD 2.3.Spec.41 next below.
2.3.Spec.41   [19 August] 1325
Grant by Robert of Holywell of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to John Vescy of Gateshead of a tenement in Pipewellgate once held by Richard Craw from the grantor, running lengthways from Pipewellgate street to the Groundebb of the Tyne and between William of Cowgate's land and Thomas Parry's land, rendering 3s per year.
Witnesses: Robert Trippe, Robert Masteilloun, William Uttingson, Richard of Teesdale, Robert Hwuer.
Date: Pipewellgate in Gateshead, Monday the vigil of St Oswin king and martyr 1325.
Parchment, 1m, indented, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 125 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.1166, on a parchment tag from a rused ?farm inventory, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.213v.
Duplicate: DCD 2.3.Spec.40 next above.
2.3.Spec.42   [2 February] 1327
Grant by John Vescy of Gateshead to Sibilla his daughter of a tenement in Pipewellgate (as specified in 2.3.Spec.40 and 41 above) held by the grantor by Robert of Holywell's grant, rendering 3s per year to Robert of Holywell.
Witnesses: Robert Trippe, Robert Mastilion, William son of Uthred, Richard of Teesdale, Robert dyer, Robert Huver, Peter of Bradley clerk.
Date: Pipewellgate, Purification of the BVM 1326/7.
Parchment, 1m, some staining down the centre
Size: 110 x 225mm
Seal: G&B No.2538, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.213v-214r.
2.3.Spec.43   [later 13th century]
Grant by Alice daughter of William de Ponte of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Walter of Cowgate burgess of Newcastle of land in the vill of Gateshead in Pipewellgate between Robert Tripp's land on the west and land once held by Roger de Ponte on the east, rendering 6d per year to the lord of the fee.
Witnesses: Gilbert of Gategang bailiff of Gateshead, John de Malum, Bartholomew Fluk, John Adam, Thomas of Tickhill, John Gategang, William Willewrich.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.2014, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.214r.
2.3.Spec.44   [15 January] 1329
Grant by Robert of Heworth and Juliana his wife to Robert Fader and Isolda his wife of a plot of land in Gateshead in Pipewellgate on the Staithe, between Gilbert Bower's land and land once held by Nicholas of Malton, at fee-farm, at 2s 6d per year, with the right to buy it if it may ever need to be sold.
Witnesses: William son of Uthred, Robert Trippe, John de Vescy, Roger son of Matthew, Robert Turpin.
Date: Gateshead, Sunday after Hilary 1328/9.
Some numbers on one of the tags.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 100 x 265mm
Seal: 2 unidentified seals, each on a parchment tag, one with letters written on it, each through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.214r-v.
Duplicate: DCD 2.3.Spec.28.
2.3.Spec.45a   [22 October] 1348
Grant by Roger of Heworth of Pipewellgate and Sibilla his wife to William Sire of Pipewellgate of a tenement in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between land once held by Roger Mastillon and land once held by Alexander quarrier and running lengthways from Pipewellgate street to the Groundebb of the Tyne, rendering 18d per year.
Witnesses: Alan Gategang lord of Pipewellgate, William son of Evote, Roger Rede, John Carrock, Roger son of Matthew.
Date: Pipewellgate, Wednesday after St Luke the evangelist 1348.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 170 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No.1329 and 2255, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Counterpart: DCD 2.3.Spec.45b next below.
2.3.Spec.45b   [22 October] 1348
Grant by Roger of Heworth of Pipewellgate and Sibilla his wife to William Sire of Pipewellgate of a tenement in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between land once held by Roger Mastillon and land once held by Alexander quarrier and running lengthways from Pipewellgate street to the Groundebb of the Tyne, rendering 18d per year.
Witnesses: Alan Gategang lord of Pipewellgate, William son of Evote, Roger Rede, John Carrock, Roger son of Matthew.
Date: Pipewellgate, Wednesday after St Luke the evangelist 1348.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 145 x 255mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.214v.
Counterpart: DCD 2.3.Spec.45a next above.
2.3.Spec.46   [21 October] 1337
Grant by William son of Gilbert Bowmaker and Dionisia his wife to John Peytenyncok of Whickham of a messuage in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between Thomas Parry's land and land once held by Robert of Heworth, running lengthways from the high road to the demesne lands to the west, rendering 18d per year to the chantry of the BVM in the north porch of the church of the BVM in Gateshead.
Witnesses: John Scot of Pampeden steward of Pipewellgate, William son of Uthred, Robert Trippe, Roger son of Matthew, Roger Rede, William son of Eva, Richard of Teesdale, Robert Honner, Cuthbert clerk.
Date: Pipewellgate, Tuesday after St Luke the evangelist 1337.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 145 x 240mm
Seal: 2 unidentified seals, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.214v-215r.
2.3.Spec.47   [1154 x c.1160]
Copy grant by Hugh [of le Puiset] bishop of Durham to Thorald of London of all the land beside the Tyne to the west from the head of the Tyne bridge to Redheugh as the bishop's waste, rendering 19d a year franco burgo, for 20 marks from Lessinus father of Thorald's wife.
Witnesses: Tobias de Steltonea, William de Insula, Walter chaplain, John Imgua, Edmund steward, Richard Hunter, Thomas son of William, Alan chaplain.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 50 x 325mm
Copies: DCD Cart. II f.72r; Cart. IV, f.44v.
Printed: (abridged) R. Surtees, The History of the County Palatine of Durham ii, p.114; Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.106n-107n; English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.83-84.
2.3.Spec.48   [late 12th/early 13th century]
Grant by Nicholas son of Thorald of Follingsby to Sparcus son of Gamel Otter of land in the vill of Gateshead held of the grantor and of his father and developed by the recipient from waste in the time of the grantor's father, between Warnhild moneyer's land and Adam glover's, and rendering 6d per year as to his father.
Witnesses: Henry deacon, Ranulph chaplain, Reginald de Ley, Baldwin son of Kile, Robert son of Brian, Nicholas Scot, Daniel, Henry son of Botulph, Simon the tax assessor (taliator), William of Lamesley, William of Lincoln, Lambert, Edmund the tax assessor, Warin Camber, John clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 130mm
Seal: Blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart.I, f.215r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.107n.
2.3.Spec.48*   early 15th century
Copy confirmation by Bertram [of Middleton] prior and convent of Durham of the following charter.
Witnesses: the chapter.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 290 x 225mm
Another copy in: DCD 2.3.Spec.65.
   [1241 x 1249]
Charter of Nicholas [Farnham] bishop of Durham issuing ordinances for the chapel of SS Edmund the confessor and Cuthbert which he has founded at Gateshead, amalgamating it with the chapel of the Trinity.
2.3.Spec.49   20 October 1448
Grant by Margaret prioress and convent of the house of St Bartholomew of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to the prior and chapter of Durham of an annual pension of 3s 4d from lands and tenements belonging to the chapel of St Edmund in Gateshead, as their indemnity, on the annexation and appropriation of the chapel to their house by Robert [Neville] bishop of Durham.
Date: [Newcastle St Bartholomew] chapter house, 20 October 1448.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 145 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.3523, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.43v-44r.
2.3.Spec.50   5 August 1369
Grant by Richard Marsall chaplain and Roger de Harden of Morpeth to John Parry son of Robert Parry of Hebburn of an annual rent of 4s from lands and tenements in Gateshead in Pipewellgate, formerly granted to Simon Bell by the recipient, also all the grantors' lands and tenements in Hebburn, that is half a messuage and 7½ acres.
Witnesses: William Maynewill, Richard of Heworth, William Lardner, William Wylly, John Willy, John of Kirkby.
Date: Hebburn, 5 August 1369.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 270mm
Seal: Seal (part) on a parchment tag, with another blank parchment tag, each through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.44r.
2.3.Spec.51   [29 September] 1369
Grant by John Parry son of Robert Parry to Richard Marshall chaplain and Roger de Harden of Morpeth of an annual rent of 4s from lands and tenements in Gateshead in Pipwellgate, recently granted to Simon Bell by the grantor, and also all the grantor's lands and tenements in Hebburn, rendering 20s per year.
Witnesses: William of Acton mayor of Newcastle, John of Chamber, Alan Whitehead chaplain, Simon Bell, Roger miller.
Date: Gateshead, St Michael the archangel 1369.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 115 x 235mm
Seal: Seal (part) on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.44r.
2.3.Spec.52   5 August 1369
Appointment by Richard Marshall chaplain and Roger de Harden of Morpeth of Robert Joneson as their attorney to deliver seisin to John Parry son of Robert Parry of an annual rent of 4s from a tenement in Gateshead in Pipewellgate, and also all their lands and tenements in Hebburn, as in their charter.
Date: Hebburn, 5 August 1369.
Parchment, 1m, original tear with sewing holes
Size: 95 x 305mm
Seal: 2 blank [sealing] tongues, with a wrapping tie
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.44r.
2.3.Spec.53   30 September [1431]
Grant by John Gildford, kinsman and heir of William Gategang, to Robert Palston of 14 acres at Rickburnhead in the vill of Gateshead.
Date: Gateshead, 30 September 10 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 245mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.44v.
2.3.Spec.54   1 October [1431]
Quitclaim by John Gildford, kinsman and heir of William Gategang, to Robert Palston of his right to 14 acres at Rickburnhead in the vill of Gateshead.
Date: Gateshead, 1 October 10 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 65 x 240mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.44v.
2.3.Spec.55   20 October [1437]
Grant at fee-farm by John Gildford of Gateshead to William Ross burgess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne at 18d per year of a tenement in Gateshead, between John Gategang's tenement on the north and Robert Fletcher's on the south and running from the high road on the east to John Gategang's garden on the west.
Witnesses: Robert Dolphymby, Henry Ravensworth, Thomas Modey then bailiffs of [Gateshead], John Sotton, Thomas Holderness, John Grantham, John Cannse.
Date: Gateshead, 20 October 16 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 130 x 300mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.232r.
2.3.Spec.56   7 March 1511
Quitclaim by William Cheesman lately of Thornley gent and Edward Cheeseman his son and heir to Thomas [Castell] prior and convent of Durham of their right to two closes in Gateshead, one called Barnclose, between Conan Barton's land on the north, land now held by Roger Richardson and once Wheldenland on the south, land of the bishop of Durham in the east, and the high road on the west, and the other called Spitalclose, between territory of the master of the hospital of St Edmund the king on the south and north, land of the bishop on the east, and the road on the west, which closes were formerly held by Alexander Featherstonehalgh by right of his wife, daughter and heiress of John Brandsby, which John acquired from William Cheesman.
Date: 7 March 1510/1.
Signed by William and Edward Chessman.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 165 x 280mm
Seal: 2 unidentified seals, each on a parchment tag, each through a slit in a turnup, with a description of the document on one of the tags
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.273r-v.
2.3.Spec.57   7 March 1511
Bond by William Cheesman lately of Thornley gent and Edward Cheesman his son and heir in £40 to Thomas [Castell] prior and convent of Durham on condition that they do not disturb the prior in his possession of two closes in Gateshead as specified in 2.3.Spec.56 next above.
Date: Gateshead, 7 March 1510/1.
Signed by William and Edward Cheesman.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 280mm
Seal: 2 unidentified seals on one tongue, with also a description of the document on it, with a wrapping tie below
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.273v.
2.3.Spec.58   20 May 1370
Attestation by Richard of Ravenser archdeacon of Lincoln that John Plummer of Beverley, son and heir of Emma daughter and heiress of Adam Grayne atte Kirk of Copgrove, is kinsman and heir of John Grayne called John Plummer of Newcastle, deceased without bodily heir, son of Adam's brother Thomas Grayne.
Date: Beverley, 20 May 1370, 42 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 305mm
Seal: G&B No.3268, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
2.3.Spec.59   7 April 1519
Language:   English
Bond by Christopher Brown in £20 on condition that he pays for Thomas [Castell] prior of Durham to his father William Brown dwelling in Newcastle-upon-Tyne an annual rent of 9s for certain houses and lands in Pipewellgate in the town of Gateshead for his life, and if Christopher outlives his father, he will gift the rent to the prior; Christopher also agrees not to alienate a farmhold called Hunterbanks, which he had by demise from Master John Acklam, except to the prior for 12 years.
Date: 7 April 1519.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 135 x 245mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
2.3.Spec.60   12 March [1442]
Grant by John Clerk of Newcastle-upon-Tyne merchant to John Caunce of Gateshead yeoman of two burgages in Gateshead, between a burgage of Thomas Langley bishop of Durham on the south and Robert Dolphamby's burgage on the north and running longways from the road to Durham on the west to a close called Beseburn on the east.
Witnesses: William Askeby gent bailiff of Gateshead, Henry Ravensworth gent, John Bladsmyth, Thomas Mody, Robert Hilton steward of Gatehsead.
Date: Gateshead, 12 March 20 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tag, through a slit in a turnup
2.3.Spec.61   7 November 1511
Grant by Stephen Burn of Gateshead butcher to John Foster chaplain and John Clerk notary public of a burgage or tenement in the vill of Gateshead, between John Creighton's tenement on the south and John Broudon's on the north, with Peter Bernard and Robert Wardell appointed as his attornies to deliver seisin.
Date: Durham, 7 November 1511.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 205 x 330mm
Seal: Blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
2.3.Spec.62   10 December [1463]
Grant by Conan Barton esq at fee-farm to John Skinner at 6s per year of a tenement in the vill of Gateshead between John Creighton's tenement on the south and Robert Carver's on the north and running from the high road to Robert's garden.
Date: 10 December 3 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.159, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
2.3.Spec.63   18 March [1448]
Language:   English
Lease by Robert Robson of Gateshead with Joanna his wife and John Brown potter to William Ablatson, John Robinson cooper of Gateshead, Stephen Walker and John Smith potter, of a close called Strudermeadow in Gateshead field for 9 years at 40s per year.
Witnesses: Robert Hilton, John Bladsmyth, William Hosteler.
Date: Gateshead, 18 March 26 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag and wavy (erratic)
Size: 210 x 255mm
Seal: 2 unidentified seals, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup, with a parchment tie round one
2.3.Spec.64   6 December 1428
Will of John Gildford of Gateshead, to be buried in the cemetery of Gateshead St Mary, bequeathing to Margaret his wife for life all his burgages in Gateshead and his demesne of Pipewellgate; after Margaret's death four of the burgages, one on the Eastrow between Hugh Cook's burgage on the north and John Botrell's burgage on the south, with three on the Westrow between Thomas Headlam's burgage and William Gategang's burgage, are to go to Isabella Bitchburn, and ten burgages, south of the hospital of St Edmund the archbishop on both sides of East street, are to go to his daughter Joanna, with Margaret to be his executrix.
Witnesses: John Walkington master of the hospital of St Edmund the archbishop, Thomas Guisborough chaplain, John Ovington, John Morton.
Date: Gateshead, 6 December 1428.
Endorsed with probate on 21 March [1429] and the granting of the administration of his goods to his executrix.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 320mm
Seal: residue on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
2.3.Spec.65   [mid 13th century]
Copies of inspeximuses by Bertram [of Middleton] prior and convent of Durham of charters of Nicholas [Farnham] bishop of Durham re his foundation of the chapel/hospital of St Edmund at Gateshead.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 400 x 150mm
Diamond shaped [filing] hole in the left corner, also a stabbed [filing] hole in the centre of the foot
   [1244 x 1249]
Inspeximus by Bertram [of Middleton] prior and convent of Durham of [?the following] charter of N[icholas Farnham] bishop of Durham.
Another copy: DCD Reg.II, f.321r-v.
   [30 January x 2 February 1249]
Grant by Nicholas [Farnham] bishop of Durham in free alms to St Edmund the confessor and the four chaplains serving the chapel in his honour built by the bishop at Gateshead of:
the vill of Ouston with its demesne, services, villeins, wood and mill; the old demesne of Gateshead with a little wood of 43 acres called Bensham between the arable of Holy Trinity and the road to Farnacres; 29 acres escheated in Aluresacres;
and he assigns to the church of Durham in compensation from his own acquisitions:
16 acres in Staindrop with the advowson of the church; 16 acres in Winston with the advowson of the church; 5 bovates in Thimbleby with the wood and service of William de Coleville; 35 acres in Crayke bought from Robert of Raskelf; the vill of Hardwick by Stockton bought by the grantor from Geoffrey of Hardwick save for the value of an exchange made with Geoffrey in the grantor's demesne of Broadwood; 40 marks a year from the churches in Northumberland of Silvester bishop of Carlisle and the prior of Carlisle or, after the bishop's resignation or death, 60 marks; the advowson of the church of Stamfordham.
Original: TNA E212/104.
Printed in: H. Bourne, The History of Newcastle upon Tyne, (Newcastle upon Tyne 1736, reprint 1980), p.169 seq; English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.16-18.
   [1249 x 1258]
Inspeximus by Bertram [of Middleton] prior and convent of Durham of the following charter of N[icholas Farnham] bishop of Durham.
Other copies: DCD 2.3.Spec.48*; Reg.II, f.321v.
   [30 January 1249]
Order by Nicholas [Farnham] bishop of Durham for the establishment of four priests to serve in St Edmund's chapel, Gateshead: that is the priest who has the custody of the chapel, and three other priests associated with him. The priests are to sing Matins and the hours, one priest is to perform the office of the day, another that of the Virgin Mary, the third those of St Edmund and St Cuthbert, and the fourth to celebrate daily mass for the souls of ourselves and all the faithful departed. All three are to be obedient to Gilbert, the master of the house, and to receive 20s a year. Any priest living an evil life who will not reform is to be replaced by the master. If the master is negligent he shall be removed by the bishop. Any priest who is of good life, but prevented from performing his duties by age or illness, is to be maintained by the hospital.
Original: (with witnesses and dating clause) TNA E326/11309.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.13-15.
3.3.Spec.1   [5 February] 1337
Grant by Elena, daughter and heir of Alan of Willington and once the wife of Gilbert le Bower of Pipewellgate, to William Sire of Jarrow burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne of a tenement in the vill of Gateshead in Pipewellgate, between a tenement once held by Robert Fader and Robert Mastillon's tenement running from Pipewellgate street to the Groundebb of the Tyne.
Witnesses: Hugh of Hexham bailiff of Gateshead, John Scot bailiff of Pipewellgate, Peter del Lew, James Gategang, Walter Potter, Richard of Teesdale, John Vescy, William son of Uthred, Roger son of Matthew, Robert Trippe, Robert Mastillon, Roger Rede, John dyer, Peter of Bradley clerk.
Date: Gateshead, Wednesday after the Purification of the BVM 1336/7.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.1720, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.215r-v.
3.3.Spec.2   [24 February] 1337
Quitclaim by William son and heir of Gilbert Bower of Pipewellgate and his wife Elena daughter and heir of Alan of Willington to William Sire of Jarrow burgess of Newcastle on Tyne of his right to a tenement in the vill of Gateshead in Pipewellgate, as in 3.3.Spec.6; and a tenement, as specified in 3.3.Spec.1.
Witnesses: Hugh of Hexham bailiff of Gateshead, John Scot bailiff of Pipewellgate, Peter del Lew, Alan Gategang, Alan de Slikeburn, John Vescy, Richard of Teesdale, James Gategang, William son of Uthred, Roger Rede, Roger son of Matthew, Robert Trippe, Robert Mastillon.
Date: Gateshead, St Matthias the apostle 1336/7.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.323, on a parchment tag from a reused document, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.215v.
Duplicate (with some witnesses different): DCD 3.3.Spec.8.
3.3.Spec.3   [27 July] 1329
Grant by Alan Gategang son and heir of Gilbert Gategang of Gateshead to William Sire of Pipewellgate, at 4s a year, of land with buildings in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between Roger Rede's land and Roger of Heworth's land running longways from the bishop's ditch to the Groundebb of the Tyne.
Witnesses: William son of Uthred bailiff of Pipewellgate, Robert Trippe, Robert Mastillon, Roger son of Matthew, Richard of Teesdale, John Vescy, Gilbert Bower.
Date: Gateshead, Thursday after St James the apostle 1329.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 125 x 280mm
Seal: G&B No.1052, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.215v.
3.3.Spec.4
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.216r.
3.3.Spec.5
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.216r.
3.3.Spec.6   [5 February] 1337
Grant by Elena daughter and heir of Alan of Willington and once wife of Gilbert le Bower to William Sire of Jarrow burgess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne of a tenement in the vill of Gateshead in Pipewellgate, between Roger Rede's tenement and a tenement of John dyer and running longways from Pipewellgate street to the Tyne.
Witnesses: Hugh of Hexham bailiff of Gateshead, John Scot bailiff of Pipewellgate, John Gategang, Peter del Lew, James Gategang, Walter Potter, Richard of Teesdale, John Vescy, William son of Uthred, Roger son of Matthew, Robert Trippe, Robert Mastillon, Roger Rede, John dyer, Peter of Bradley clerk.
Date: Gateshead, Wednesday after the Purification of the BVM 1336/7.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.1720, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.216r.
3.3.Spec.7   28 January [1337]
Quitclaim by Elena, daughter and heir of Alan of Willington and once the wife of Gilbert le Bower of Pipewellgate, to William Sire of Jarrow burgess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne of her right to a tenement in the vill of Gateshead in Pipewellgate, as in 3.3.Spec.6; and a tenement, as specified in 3.3.Spec.1.
Witnesses: Hugh of Hexham bailiff of Gateshead, John Scot baliff of Pipewellgate, Walter Potter, Richard of Teesdale, William Hutchinson (Huttyngsoon), Robert Mastillon.
Date: Gateshead, 28 January 1336/7.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.1720, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.216r-v.
3.3.Spec.8   [24 February] 1337
Quitclaim by William, son and heir of Gilbert Bower of Pipewellgate, and his wife Elena, daughter and heir of Alan of Willington, to William Sire of Jarrow burgess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne of his right to a tenement in the vill of Gateshead in Pipewellgate, as in 3.3.Spec.6; and a tenement, as specified in 3.3.Spec.1.
Witnesses: Hugh of Hexham bailiff of Gateshead, John Scot bailiff of Pipewellgate, John Gategang, Peter del Lew, Walter Potter, Richard of Teesdale, John Vescy, William son of Uthred, Roger son of Matthew.
Date: Gateshead, St Matthias the apostle 1336/7.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 270mm
Seal: G&B No.323, on a parchment tag from a reused document, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.216v.
Duplicate (with some witnesses different): DCD 3.3.Spec.2.
3.3.Spec.9   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by Alice widow of Roger Carrock burgess of Gateshead to John called Sire of Jarrow of her right to land with buildings bought by John from Richard Craw and his wife Alice, running from the How to the Groundebb of the Tyne and between land once held by Roger Carrock and John Otter's land.
Witnesses: Thomas of Tickhill, Alan Rose, Germanus dyer.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 225mm
Seal: G&B No.1491, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.216v-217r.
3.3.Spec.10   25 October 1338
Inspeximus by William [of Cowton] prior of Durham of the following lease.
Date: Durham, 25 October 1338.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 170 x 235mm
Seal: Seal fragments on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.217r.
   [1333]
Lease by Dom Alexander of Lamesley master of Jarrow for 15 years from St Martin in Winter 1333 to William Sire of Jarrow, at 33s 4d a year and 6s 8d a year for tithes, of a fishery in the Tyne called the Staneryare and its sectator called the Uteyare.
Witnesses: John of Farnacres lord of Follingsby, John of Heworth, William Mayre of Hebburn, William Lardener of the same, William son of John, Simon forester of Hebburn, William son of John of the same, Walter smith of Monkton, William of Seaton.
Date: Jarrow, day and year as above.
3.3.Spec.11   [23 September] 1332
Grant at fee farm by Nicholas of Stockton chaplain to Richard de Goushill mason, at 4s a year, specifying the warranty undertaken by Henry of Farnacres, the grantor's feoffor, for all his lands and tenements in vill of Gateshead, of a plot in the vill of Gateshead in Pipewellgate once held by John the quarrier, specified as in 2.3.Spec.21.
Witnesses: Peter del Lewe bailiff of Gateshead, John Gategang, Thomas de Vaus, Walter Potter, Richard of Teesdale, John Vescy, Robert Mastillon.
Date: Gateshead, Wednesday before St Michael the archangel 1332.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 160 x 260mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.217r-v.
3.3.Spec.12   1 July 1319
Language:   French
Quitclaim by Henry of Farnacres to Alice Spark, once the wife of Nicholas of Malton, for a sum of money, of his right to a rent of 4d a year from the tenement occupied by the recipient in Pipewellgate in Gateshead.
Witnesses: Richard of Teesdale, John de Vescy, Robert Turpin, William the son of Eustace, Robert Trippe.
Date: Gateshead, 1 July 1319.
Parchment, 1m, lined, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 90 x 235mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag from a reused document, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.217v.
3.3.Spec.13   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by Richard son and heir of Roger Carrock burgess of Gateshead to John called Sire of Jarrow of his right to land with buildings, as specified in 3.3.Spec.9
Witnesses: John son of Gilbert Gategang, Thomas Bell, William de Bruneswalde.
Date: Gateshead.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 225mm
Seal: G&B No.1492, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.217v-218r.
3.3.Spec.14
Never existed.
3.3.Spec.15   [later 13th century]
Grant at fee farm by Alice daughter of William de Ponte of Newcastle upon Tyne to Richard Long and Elena his wife of Pipewellgate, at 12d a year to the lord of the fee and 4s a year to the grantor, of land in Gateshead in Pipewellgate with a stone stair to the Tyne, between John Otter's land and Walter of Cowgate's land running longways from the bishop of Durham's ditch to Pipewellgate street.
Witnesses: Gilbert of Gategang bailiff of Gateshead, John of Malum serjeant of [Gateshead], John of Gategang, John Adam, Gilbert Cholle, Henry le Rus, Robert Trippe.
Date: Gateshead.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Seal: G&B No.1632, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.218r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.6n.
3.3.Spec.16   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by Alice daughter of William de Ponte of Newcastle upon Tyne to Robert son of Henry of Holywell of Newcastle of her right to land in Pipewellgate in the vill of Gateshead, between John Otter's land and Walter of Cowgate's land on both sides of the street.
Witnesses: Gilbert of Gategang bailiff of Gateshead, John of Malum serjeant of [Gateshead], John of Gategang, John Adam, Gilbert Scholle, Henry le Rede.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 45 x 205mm
Seal: G&B No.2014, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.218r.
3.3.Spec.17   [later 13th century]
Grant by Alice daughter of William de Ponte of Newcastle upon Tyne to Robert son of Henry of Holywell of Newcastle of a rent of 5s a year from land in Pipewellgate in the vill of Gateshead, as specified in 3.3.Spec.16.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang baliff of Gateshead, John of Malum serjeant of [Gateshead], John Gategang, John Adam, Gilbert Shol, Henry le Rede.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 50 x 210mm
Seal: G&B No.2014, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.218v.
3.3.Spec.18   [later 13th century]
Grant by Richard called Craw of Gateshead and Alice his wife to John called Sire of Jarrow, to be held of Gilbert de Gategang, at 18d a year to the altar of the BVM of Gateshead and 6d a year to Gilbert Whole, of land in the vill of Gateshead in Pipewellgate, running longways from the How to the Groundebb of the Tyne and between land once held by Roger Carrock and John Otter's land.
Witnesses: John Gategang, Bartholomew Flokk, Robert of Milbourm, John Ada, Thomas Tickhill, John of Malham, Richard Choll, Robert Trippe, John the quarrier.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 205mm
Seal: G&B No.734 and another unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.218v.
3.3.Spec.19   [20 December] 1344
Grant by Robert of Holywell burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne to William Sire of Gateshead of a rent of 7s a year from 3 tenements in Pipewellgate, between Thomas Parry's land and land once held by Alexander Quarrier, acquired from John called Bagg chaplain of said vill.
Witnesses: Alan Gategang, Peter del Ewe bailiff of Gateshead, James Gategang, Peter dyer, Robert Mastillon, Roger son of Matthew, Roger Rede, Dom John Colyer chaplain, Thomas son of Uthred.
Date: Gateshead, Monday the vigil of St Thomas the apostle 1344.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 275mm
Seal: G&B No.1166, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.218v-219r.
3.3.Spec.20   [15 June] 1332
Grant by William of Blyth to Robert Fader of Pipewellgate, at 18d a year, of a plot in the vill of Gateshead in Pipewellgate, between the grantor's land and Robert Turpin's and running longways to the Groundebb of the Tyne.
Witnesses: John Scot steward of Pipewellgate, Richard Rede bailiff [of Pipewellgate], Robert Trippe, John de Vescy, Robert Mastillon, Roger son of Matthew.
Date: Pipewellgate, morrow of Trinity 1332.
Parchment, 1m, lined, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 95 x 280mm
Seal: G&B No.294, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.219r.
3.3.Spec.21   10 October 1352
Grant by Goscelin Surtees to William Sire of Pipewellgate in Gateshead of 2½ acres of meadow called Thomaslands, abutting on the Tyne in Swalwell field between a meadow called Bridgemeadow on the west and a meadow called Millmeadow of Whickham on the east.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley, William Freeman of Whickham, Gilbert of Morley, Robert of Lambton, Robert of Masham.
Date: Swalwell, 10 October 1352.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.2341, on a parchment tag, trough 2 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.219r.
3.3.Spec.22   26 July 1349
Grant by Isolda widow of Robert Fader of Pipewellgate in the vill of Gateshead to William Sire of Pipewellgate and Eda his wife, at 2s 6d a year to Robert of Heworth and his wife Juliana, of land on the Staithes in Pipewellgate, between the recipient's land and land once held by Nicholas of Malton, that the grantor and her husband Robert held at fee farm by grant of Robert of Heworth and his wife Juliana, as in a chirograph charter [2.3.Spec.28 and 44 above].
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley bailiff of Gateshead, John Scot of Pampeden bailiff of Pipewellgate, Roger Rede, Thomas son of Uthred, John of Haxby, Robert del Holme mason, John Horner of Gateshead, William de Spiriden dyer.
Date: Pipewellgate, 26 July 1349.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: Seal on a tag
3.3.Spec.23   [21 August] 1349
Grant by Hugh Carpenter of Pipewellgate and his wife Dionisia, once the wife of William Bower, to William Sire of Pipewellgate of two tenements in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, one between Roger Rede's land on the west and land of Gilbert of Mitford clerk on the east running longways from the high road to the ditch abutting the bishop of Durham's demesne; the other between land once held by Isolda Fader on the west and land once held by William Lelie on the east running longways from the high road to the Groundebb of the Tyne; both held by the grantors by grant of Robert son of Gilbert Bower of Pipewellgate.
Witnesses: Roger Rede of Pipewellgate, Thomas son of Uthred of the same, William son of Evota of the same, Peter de Lewe, William ?Hudson (Yhutson) of Gateshead, Adam del Marche of the same, William de Spreden of the sae, John Horner of the same, Adam dyer of the same.
Date: Pipewellgate, Friday the morrow of St Oswin king and martyr 1349.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.1415 and another, each on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.219v-220r.
3.3.Spec.24   [6 December] 1348
Grant by Roger of Heworth of Pipewellgate and Sibilla his wife to William Sire of Pipewellgate of a tenement in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between land once held by Roger Mastillon and land once held by Alexander Quarrier and running from the high road of Pipewellgate to the Groundebb of the Tyne.
Witnesses: Alan Gategang lord of Pipewellgate, Roger Rede, William son of Evota, Roger son of Matthew, Robert Mastillon, John of Ireland, Cuthbert clerk.
Date: Pipewellgate, Sunday the feast of St Nicholas the bishop 1348.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.1330, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.220r.
3.3.Spec.25   [30 November] 1348
Grant by William Lardner of Hebburn to William Sire of Pipewellgate, with right to distrain on the grantor's lands and tenements in Hebburn and on the messuage in Gateshead, of a rent of 3s a year from a messuage in Gateshead, between land of John Collier chaplain and land of Richard baker and running longways from the high road to the land of Cuthbert clerk on the west.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley bailiff of Gateshead, Alan Gategang, James Gategang, Peter del Lewe, Cuthbert clerk, William of Kirkby, John of Heworth, William Mayr of Hebburn, John Willy of the same.
Date: Gateshead, Sunday St Andrew the apostle 1348.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: Seal on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.220r-v.
3.3.Spec.26   [4 February] 1349
Grant by Alice daughter of Henry Chandler of Gateshead to William Sire of Pipewellgate of a rent of 2s a year from a tenement in the vill of Gateshead, once occupied by Thomas of Crayke smith.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley bailiff of Gateshead, Peter de Lewe, Alan Gategang, James Gategang, Peter dyer, Adam of Barton, Roger miller, John Godinboure, Cuthbert clerk.
Date: Gateshead, Wednesday after the Purification of the BVM 1348/9.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: Seal on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.220v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.7-8.
3.3.Spec.27   [11 July] 1346
Grant by Walter lister son of Elias tailor of Gateshead to William Sire of Pipewellgate of a rent of 2s a year from a whole tenement in vill of Gateshead, once occupied by Thomas of Crayke smith.
Witnesses: Peter dyer bailiff of Gateshead, Alan Gategang, Peter de Lewe, James Gategang, John Camber, William son of Evta, Adam of Barton, Richard Bower, Cuthbert clerk.
Date: Gateshead, Tuesday after the translation of St Thomas the matyr 1346.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: Seal on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.220v-221r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.8n.
3.3.Spec.28   3 May 1335
Grant by Alice daughter of Roger Dyer of Gateshead to Alice daughter of Henry the Chandler of half a messuage in Gateshead, between Walter Potter's land and land once held by William of Otley and a rent of 2s a year from a messuage in Gateshead, held by Thomas of Crayke from Walter Potter and once belonging to the grantor's father.
Witnesses: Hugh of Hexham bailiff of Gateshead, John Gategang senior, Peter del Ewe, John Lardener, Ralph Brydock.
Date: Gateshead, 3 May 1335.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: Seal on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.221r.
3.3.Spec.29
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.221r.
3.3.Spec.30   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by Adam son and heir of Simon of Whickham burgess of Gateshead to John called Sire of Jarrow of his right to land with buildings bought by the recipient from Richard Craw and his wife Alice, running longways from the How to the Groundebb of the Tyne and between land once held by Roger Carrock and John Otter's land.
Witnesses: Bartholomew Flok, Robert of Milbourne, John of Malham.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.2634, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.221v.
3.3.Spec.31   [30 November] 1345
Grant by John Paytenycok of Whickham and Agnes his wife to William Sire of Pipewellgate and Edith his wife, at 18d a year to the chantry of the BVM in the north porch of the church of the BVM of Gateshead, of a tenement in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between land once held by Lawrence of Heworth and land once held by Thomas Parry and running longways from the bishop of Durham's demesne lands to Pipewellgate high street.
Witnesses: Alan Gategang lord of Pipewellgate, Roger son of Matthew, William son of Evota, Roger Rede, Roger Sparke, John de Vescy, John of Ireland, Thomas son of William son of Uthred, Robert Mastillon, Cuthbert clerk.
Date: Pipewellgate, Wednesday St Andrew the apostle 1345.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.1949 & 1345, each on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.221v.
3.3.Spec.32
Missing.
3.3.Spec.33   9 June 1353
Grant at fee farm by William Sire of Pipewellgate in Gateshead to William son of Elias of Pipewellgate and his wife Dionisia, with reversion to the grantor should William son of Elias have no bodily heirs, at 5s a year, of a plot on the north of Pipewellgate towards the Tyne, between Roger Rede's land on the west and the land of Gilbert of Mitford clerk on the east and running longways from Pipewellgate high road on the south to the Tyne on the north.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley bailiff of Gateshead, Walter of Hesleden, Thomas son of Uthred, William of Ireland, Master John Forester, Robert of Harewood, William de Spiriden.
Date: Pipewellgate, Sunday 9 June 1353.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Seal: G&B No.123, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.219r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.5n.
3.3.Spec.33*   9 June 1353
Grant at fee farm by William Sire of Pipewellgate in Gateshead to William son of Elias of Pipewellgate and his wife Dionisia, with reversion to the grantor should William son of Elias have no bodily heirs, at 7s a year, of a tenement in Pipewellgate, between land once held by Roger Rede on the west and the land of Gilbert of Mitford clerk on the east and running longways from Pipewellgate high road to the bishop of Durham's demesne.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley bailiff of Gateshead, Walter of Hesleden, William son of John of Ireland, Master John Forester, Robert of Harewood, William de Spiriden.
Date: Pipewellgate, Sunday 9 June 1353.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Seal: G&B No.123, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.223v.
3.3.Spec.34a   [13 July] 1349
Grant by Thomas son and heir of William of Cowgate burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne to William Sire of a rent of 5s a year from a messuage in Pipewellgate held by Alexander Quarrier by grant of the grantor's father.
Date: Pipewellgate, Monday after the translation of St Thomas the martyr 1349.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.709, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.222r-v.
3.3.Spec.34b   [13 July] 1349
Grant by Thomas son and heir of William of Cowgate burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne to William Sire of a rent of 5s a year from a messuage in Pipewellgate held by Alexander Quarrier by grant of the grantor's father.
Date: Pipewellgate, Monday after the translation of St Thomas the martyr 1349.
Various interlineations; ?draft for the next above.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: Seal on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.221v-222r.
3.3.Spec.35   [early 15th century]
Copy of grants and quitclaims for Gateshead 1296-1422.
Endorsed (15th century) “Dominus Johannes Gaytysheved Aeres” and (16th century) as evidences for certain burgages in the vill of Gateshead and not registered.
Parchment roll, 2m
m.1m.1   [2 August] 1296
Quitclaim by Agnes Bloonick widow of John Herny to Robert Chaloner of her right to a booth and its rent in Gateshead once held by John Hervy, between Robert Chaloner's booth and the narrow vennel leading to the church of the BVM.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang bailiff, Bartholomew Flok, Thomas of Tickhill, John Adam, Thomas of Bowes, Gilbert Textor, John of Malham, William Lythfot clerk.
Date: Thursday the morrow of St Peter ad vincula 1296, 24 Edward [I].
m.1m.1   [13 March] 1297
Quitclaim by Robert son and heir of John Hervy to Robert Chaloner of his right to land between the narrow vennel and Robert's land in the vill of Gateshead.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang bailiff, John his brother, Bartholomew Flok, Thomas of Tickhill, John Adam, Richard Cholle, John of Malham, William Lythfote clerk.
Date: in the full court at Gateshead, Wednesday the morrow of St Gregory the pope 1296/7.
m.1m.1   [c. 1300]
Grant by Robert Chaloner burgess of Gateshead and Juliana his wife to Roger of Barmoor cobbler and Mary his wife, at 6s a year, of land in the vill of Gateshead, between Ranulf Tanner's land and the narrow vennel leading to the church of the BVM.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang bailiff, John Gategang, Bartholomew Flok, Thomas de Vaus, Thomas of Bowes, William de Bruneswald, Walter Cutler, John of Malham.
m.1m.1   [6 April] 1317
Quitclaim by Robert Chaloner of Gateshead to Richard of Pickering of his right to a rent of 6s a year from the messuage in the vill of Gateshead between Ranulf Tanner's messuage and the small vennel leading to the church of the BVM.
Witnesses: Thomas of Bowes bailiff of Gateshead, John Gategang, Thomas de Vallibus, William of Allerton, William de Broniswald, Ralph Bridoke.
Date: Gateshead, Wednesday in Easter week 1317, 10 Edward II.
m.1   [7 February] 1339
Quitclaim by Thomas son and heir of Roger [? of Barmoor] Cobbler of Gateshead to Richard of Pickering of his right to a tenement in the vill of Gateshead, between James de Gategang's land on the south and the vennel leading to Gateshead church called the Narrowchare on the north.
Witnesses: John Scot bailiff of Gateshead, John Gategang, Peter del Lewe, Thomas Joie.
Date: Gateshead, Sunday after the Purification of the BVM 1338/9.
m.1   [5 February] 1339
Grant by Benedict of Lynne apothecary and his wife Mariota once the wife of Roger [of Barmoor ?] Cobbler of Gateshead to Richard of Pickering of a tenement in the vill of Gateshead, between James Gategang's land on the south and the common vennel leading to the church of the BVM called the Narrowchare on the north.
Witnesses: John Scot bailiff of Gateshead, Peter de Lewe, James Gategang, Richard of Teesdale, Thomas Joie, Ralph de Hely, John Camber, William Walais, John Colier.
Date: Gateshead, Friday after the Purification of the BVM 1338/9.
m.1   [16 April] 1357
Quitclaim by Mariota, once the wife of Roger Cobbler of Barmoor, to John of Stow and Isabella his wife of her right to a tenement in the vill of Gateshead, between land once held by James Gategang on the south and the vennel leading to Gateshead church called the Narrowchare on the north.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley bailiff of Gateshead, William de Speriden, Richard Stevenson, Thomas Rowght, Thomas Vescy.
Date: Gateshead, Sunday after Easter 1357.
m.2   26 March [1399]
Appointment by William of Stow burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne of Robert Charters as his attorney to deliver seisin to John of Dolphamby of a tenement, between John of Dolphamby's tenement on the south and the Narrowkirkchare on the north and running from the high road on the east and abutting on the Narrowkirkchare.
Date: Gateshead, 26 March 22 Richard II.
m.2   26 March [1399]
Bond by William of Stow burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne in £100 to John of Dolphamby at Easter next on condition that John has peaceful enjoyment of 6 tenements in the vill of Gateshead granted to him by William.
Date: Gateshead, 26 March 22 Richard II.
m.2   18 February 1422
Grant at fee farm by Henry Eton rector of Gateshead, John Vescy chaplain and Robert Hilton esquire, with John Dolphamby's consent, to Robert Cok potter and Cecilia, at 4s a year, of a tenement in the vill of Gateshead in the Side on the east of the high road, between the Netherkirkchare on the north and a tenement of John Alnwick carpenter on the south and longways from the said high road on the east to the said chare behind on the east [sic], recently granted to the grantors by John Dolphamby for this purpose.
Sealed with the common seal of the vill of Gateshead.
Witnesses: Thomas Headlam, William Boltby, Thomas Spen, William Sherburn, John Welles.
Date: Gateshead, 18 February 1421/2, 9 Henry V.
m.2   [24 March 1399]
Grant by William of Stow burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne to John of Dolphamby of a tenement in Gateshead, between the Netherkirkchare on the north and John's tenement on the south.
Witnesses: William Gategang, Peter Headland, Robert Syth, John Barbour, John Lawhe.
Date: Gateshead, Monday before the Annunciation of the BVM 22 Richard II.
m.2   28 April 1412
Quitclaim by Thomas Surtees knight to John Dolphamby of his right to a tenement in the vill of Gateshead, beside Netherkirkchare on the north and John's tenement on the south and from the high road in front to John Dolphamby's tenement behind.
Date: Gateshead, 28 April 1412.
4.3.Spec.1   [6 October] 1338
Quitclaim by John of Birtley lord of the same to William Sire of Jarrow burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne of his right to all his lands and tenements in Pipewellgate, between land once held by Bartholomew Floek on the east and Pipewellchare on the west and from the high road to the Groundebb of the Tyne.
Witnesses: Hugh of Hexham bailiff of Gateshead, John Scot bailiff of Pipewellgate, Roger Rede, Richard of Teesdale, Roger son of Matthew, Robert Trippe, William of Bradley clerk.
Date: Pipewellgate, Tuesday after St Thomas of Hereford 1338.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.263, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.222v.
4.3.Spec.2   [3 August] 1348
Contract of Thomas of Furness mason with William Sire to build, for 10 marks on completion, a staithe, with a latrine, by Michaelmas [29 September] next unless disturbed by flood or ill intentioned pushing out from the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne, on William's capital messuage in Pipewellgate in Gateshead on the Tyne to the north, 18 feet long on the Groundebb of the Tyne and the same in width, using 100 taillstones, each of 2½ feet by 3 feet, with the west part of the staithe firmly held together with coglestones.
Witnesses: Peter de Lewe bailiff of Gateshead, Alan Gategang, James Gategang, Peter dyer, Roger Rede, Cuthbert clerk.
Date: Pipewellgate, Sunday after St Peter ad vincula 1348.
With interlineations and additions, including a wall of 7 feet.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Seal: G&B No.966, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.222v-223r.
4.3.Spec.3   19 May 1353
Will of William Sire of Pipewellgate bequeathing:
his body to be buried in the monastic cemetery of Durham abbey;
20s and a fine cloth to the high altar in the church of the BVM of Gateshead, for tithes and oblations overlooked;
6s 8d to the altar of the BVM in the north porch of the same church;
6s 8d for lighting the altar of St Katherine in the same church;
3s 4d to the chaplains and clerks attending his obsequies;
20s for the fabric of the porch where his sons are buried;
6s 8d for the fabric of the same church;
12d to the parochial chaplain of the said church;
6d to the clerk of the same;
2d to each clerk saying the psalter and each widow praying for his soul and keeping vigil round his body;
20s in candles burning round his body;
£20 in expenses on the day of his burial and in distribution to the poor;
10 marks to the prior of Durham;
10 marks to the convent of Durham;
13s 4d to the prior and convent of Tynemouth;
40s to the master and monks of Jarrow;
20s to the friars minor of Newcastle upon Tyne;
20s split equally between the friars preachers, Augustinians and Carmelites of the said vill;
20s to the fabric of the Tyne bridge of the said vill;
20s to the fabric of the latrine of the said bridge;
6s 8d to William Toller his servant;
a silver cleaver with his cup of auburn to William of Masham terrar of Durham [cathedral priory];
a silver cup called the Hollpiece to John of Newton bursar of Durham [cathedral priory];
3s 4d to his godson William son of William of Spiryden;
the residue of his goods, by sea and by land, to the prior of Durham and Idonia his wife.
Appointing as executors William Lardner of Hebburn, William son of Elias of Pipewellgate and Idonia his wife, with the help and counsel of the prior of Durham
Date: Pipewellgate in Gateshead, 19 May 1353
Parchment, 1m
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.223r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.5-6n.
4.3.Spec.4   [17 April] 1353
Grant by William Sire of Gateshead to Robert of Usworth chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk of a rent of 2s 6d a year, from the grantor's rent of 5s a year from one messuage in Pipewellgate in Gateshead held by Walter of Hesleden and Alice his wife.
Witnesses: John of Chamber of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, John de Bodyk of the same, William de Spiriden, Thomas Uttyngson, William of Ireland litster (dyer).
Date: Gateshead, Wednesday before St George 1353.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.2255, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.223r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.4-5n.
4.3.Spec.5
Missing.
4.3.Spec.6
Missing.
4.3.Spec.7
Missing.
4.3.Spec.8   [25 June] 1355
Grant for life by Robert of Usworth, William of Barford chaplains, and John of Bamburgh clerk to Eda Cragg once wife of William Sire of Gateshead of all the tenements, messuages, houses and rents in the vill of Gateshead, Pipewellgate and Hellgate granted to them by her, with a meadow called Thomaslands in Whickham field and a fishery of Hebburn in the Tyne called Pethyare.
Witnesses: Waleran of Lumley bailiff of Gateshead, Dom Robert Godyboure sr and Robert Godyboure jr chaplains, Richard Stevenson, William de Speriden, Thomas son of Uthred, William son of Elias.
Date: Gateshead, Thursday after St John the Baptist 1355.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.139, 2516, and another, each on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.224r-v.
4.3.Spec.9   [30 December] 1354
Quitclaim by Eda Cragg, once the wife of William Sire of Gateshead, in her widowhood to Robert of Usworth chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk of her right to a messuage in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between William Sire's capital messuage and Sibilla Vescy's tenement.
Date: Gateshead, Tuesday after St Thomas the martyr 1354.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.2255, on a tongue, stub [for a wrapping tie]
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.224v.
4.3.Spec.10
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.223v-224r.
4.3.Spec.11
Cross-reference to 1.6.Spec.41.
4.3.Spec.12   [30 January] 1371
Grant by William of Greystones and John of Lytham chaplains to Thomas of Bishopdale, John of Hallington and Thomas Fulmard of all the lands and tenements, demesne, rents and possessions with the reversion of lands and tenements held of the grantors for life by Simon Bell of Gateshead and Johanna his wife, once held by William Sire in Gateshead Pipewellgate and Whickham.
Witnesses: William Gategang, Walter of Hesleden bailiff of Gateshead, Nicholas Coke, William Toller, Thomas Bower, William Smyth, Thomas of Cliffe.
Date: Gateshead, Thursday after the conversion of St Paul 1370/1.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: 2 seals, each on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.224v
4.3.Spec.13   6 February 1376
Grant by John of Hallington and Thomas Fulmard to John of Bishopdale and Katherine his wife of all the land, tenements, rents and possessions with reversions granted to the grantors by John of Lytham and William of Graystones in Gateshead, Whickham and Hebburn, once held by William Sire.
Witnesses: Walter of Hesleden, William Gategang, William Toller, William of Hesleden.
Date: Gateshead, 6 February 1375/6.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.1033 & 1163, each on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.224v.
4.3.Spec.14   [30 January] 1371
Appointment by William of Greystones chaplain of John of Lytham chaplain as his attorney to deliver seisin to Thomas of Bishopdale, John of Hallington and Thomas Fulmard of all the lands and tenements, demesne, rents and possessions with the reversion of lands and tenements held of them for life by Simon Bell of Gateshead and Johanna his wife, once held by William Sire in Gateshead Pipewellgate and Whickham.
Date: Durham, Thursday after the conversion of St Paul 1370/1.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: Seal on a tongue, stub [of a wrapping tie]
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.225r.
4.3.Spec.15   [21 December] 1365
Grant for life by John of Lytham and William of Greystones chaplains to Simon Bell of Gateshead and Joanna his wife, at 6s a year, of a messuage in the vill of Gateshead in Pipewellgate, between land once held by Alexander Quarrier on the west and a tenement once held by Roger Mastillion on the east.
Witnesses: Walter of Hesleden, John Plummer bailiff of Gateshead, William of Bedingham, William de Spyriden, John of Leyburn, John Sutheron, Thomas Vescy.
Date: Durham, Sunday before Christmas 1365.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Seal: 2 seals, each on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.225r-v and Cart. IV, f.44v-45r.
4.3.Spec.16   [2 August] 1353
Appointment by William Sire of Pipewellgate in the vill of Gateshead of John Gray and William son of Elias of Pipewellgate as his attornies to deliver seisin to William Hickson of Houghton chaplain of a meadow called Thomaslands in Whickham field, as in the grantor's charter.
Date: Whickham, morrow of St Peter ad vincula 1353.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.2255, on a tongue, stub [of a wrapping tie]
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.225v.
4.3.Spec.17   [3 March] 1354
Appointment by Robert of Usworth chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk of John of Elvet as their attorney to receive seisin of three messuages in Pipewellgate in Gateshead granted to them by Eda once the wife of William Sire of Gateshead.
Date: Durham, Monday after St Matthias the apostle 1353/4.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: 2 seals, each on a tongue
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.225v.
4.3.Spec.18
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.225v-226r.
4.3.Spec.19   15 February 1388
Lease by William Gategang son of Alan Gategang for 4 years to the prior and convent of Durham, at a rose, of all lands, tenements, rents, services, demesne, courts, wards, reliefs, marriages and escheats in Pipewellgate by Gateshead.
Date: 15 February 1387/8.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Seal: G&B No.1056, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.226r.
4.3.Spec.20   18 February 1388
Undertaking by William Gategang son of Alan Gategang to pay Robert [of Walworth] prior and the convent of Durham at Easter next £100 received as a loan.
Date: 18 February 1387/8.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.1056, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.226r.
4.3.Spec.21   19 February 1388
Agreement of the prior and convent of Durham with William Gategang son of Alan Gategang to void his undertaking to pay them £100 [4.3.Spec.20] on condition that for 8 years William does not alienate any of the land, tenements, rents and services with demesne and courts by Gateshead in Pipewellgate that he has demised to them by indenture, and that they have undisturbed enjoyment of the said rents and services, lands and tenements during the said 4 [sic] years.
Date: 19 February 1387/8.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Seal: G&B No.1056, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.226v.
4.3.Spec.22   6 March 1338
Counterpart of 2.3.Spec.31.
Witnesses: John Scot bailiff of Pipewellgate.
Date: Gateshead, 6 March 1337/8.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag/wavy, letters cut through
Seal: Seal on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.227v-228r & Cart. IV, f.45r.
4.3.Spec.23   1 November 1409
Lease by John [of Hemingbrough] prior and convent of Durham for 50 years to John Boterell, at 6d a year for the first 13 years and then 13s 4d a year, of two waste tenements together in Pipewellgate in Gateshead, between a tenement once held by John Sudbury on the east and John Dolphamby's tenement on the west and from the high road to the water of the Tyne, with John building within 13 years a new house with stone, lime, wood and tiles comprising a hall, a cellar, a solar and a sufficient building in the garden, the prior providing 6 oaks in Hayning wood for wall plates, and John maintaining the buildings together with a staithe in the garden, with John paying £40 for failure to observe the conditions.
Date: chapter house of the said prior and convent, 1 November 1409.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: Seal on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart I, f.235r-v & Cart. IV, f.45r-v..
4.3.Spec.24   [24 February] 1342
Quitclaim by Robert Godibour junior chaplain to Idonia Cragg of a whole tenement once held by Adam Pinepennies from John Cragg in fee for 6s 8d in Pilgrim Street [Newcastle upon Tyne].
Witnesses: Dom Gilbert de Hawliston warden of the vill of Newcastle, Robert of Holywell (Aliwell), John Wodemaine, William de Straham, John Raynald, Thomas Dawlyn, Alan Poulor.
Date: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, St Matthias the apostle 1341/2.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.1080, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.45r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.183.
4.3.Spec.25   [30 August] 1380
Copy notarial instrument reciting a grant of probate by the official of the bishop of Durham of the will of John of Bishopdale, burgess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, bequeathing: his body to be buried in the cemetery of the monks of Durham; half the residue of his goods after payment of debts and the entire utensils of his house to Katherine his wife, save a silver dish and spoon to his servant Thomas Fulmard; the reversion of his tenements in Pipewellgate of Gateshead, once held by William Sire, and a hall of arras work to the prior and convent of Durham; the tenement in Durham occupied by John Bowman to Thomas Fulmard; the tenement in Durham occupied by John Legg to be sold towards the payment of his debts; and the residue of his goods to be distributed in pious uses for his soul. Appointing as his executors Katherine his wife and Thomas Fulmard.
Date: Durham, 3 Kal. September 1380.
Notary: John of Hackthorpe clerk of Carlisle diocese, NP by apostolic authority.
Parchment, 1m
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.45v-46r.
4.3.Spec.26   [later 13th century]
Grant by John called le Gaunter chaplain of Newcastle upon Tyne to John called Sire of Jarrow, at 2¼d a year to the lords of the fee at the Circumcision and ½d a year to the grantor at the Nativity, of land in the vill of Newcastle in the close in the Balliol barony, running from the high road to the Groundebb of the Tyne and between land once held by Simon Beard and land once held by Ralph of Carlton, with as much of the water of the Tyne as can be reasonably acquired.
Witnesses: Henry le Escot, John le Escot, Robert of Midford, John Fleming, Thomas de la Hay, Adam Jargon, Roger Paytevyn, William of Ogle, Walter of Cowgate, Roger of Bridge, Thomas of Quenby, John Trotaund, John of Pittington, William of Ware, Peter Serviente, John Fleming (sic).
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.1061, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.46r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.170-171.
4.3.Spec.27   [26 August] 1293
Quitclaim by Thomas of Quenby burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne and Agnes his wife to John called Sire of Jarrow and Alice his wife of his right to land on the castle mound, from Howe road to a stream towards the west and between lands of Adam Jargon and Hugh of Felton.
Witnesses: Dom Hugh Gobion sheriff of Northumberland and warden of Newcastle, Robert of Midford, Thomas of Whickham, William of Ogle, John of Heaton bailiffs of Newcastle.
Date: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Wednesday after St Bartholomew 1293.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: 2 sealing tags
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.46r.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.172.
4.3.Spec.28   [26 July] 1349
Grant by Robert son of Gilbert of Pipewellgate to Hugh Carpenter and his wife Dionisia of all his tenements in Pipewellgate, between the burgages of William Sire on one side and of Roger Rede and Gilbert clerk on the other.
Witnesses: John of Carlisle bailiff of Gateshead, Alan Gategang, James Gategang, William Syre, William son of Evota.
Date: Pipewellgate, Sunday after St James the apostle 1349.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.1330, on a tag
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.46r-v.
4.3.Spec.29   [?1386]
Copy [incomplete]: William of Bishopdale brother and heir of John of Bishopdale enfeoffs [...], following the dispute between the grantor and William of Greystones and William of Cowton chaplains after John's death and the judgement of assize of novel disseisin in their favour against himself and John Barker over tenements and a meadow in Pipewellgate and Whickham once held by William Sire and then by the late John of Bishopdale.
Parchment, 1m
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.274r.
DCD 2.3.Spec.2.
4.Spec.
1.4.Spec.1   28 March 1375
Grant by William Lardener of Hebburn to Richard of Carlisle (Carlell) chapain, William de Graystanes chaplain and John of Lytham (Lethom) chaplain, of all his lands and tenements in the vill and territory of Hebburn.
Witnesses: Richard of Heworth (Hetheworth), John of Kirkby, John of Heworth of Hebburn, William Willy, Thomas Willy, John Willy.
Date: Hebburn, 28 March 1375.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 270mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.75r; Cart. IV, f.46v.
1.4.Spec.2   16 June 1330
Grant by William Lardener of Hebburn and William son of John of the same jointly to William Syre of Jarrow burgess of the voll of Newcastle upon Tyne of their fishery at Hebburn called Pethyyare in the River Tyne between Ungreyares to the east and Hebernyares to the west, rendering annually in the first 20 years after St Martin 1331 a rose at the Nativity of St John the Baptist if asked for and thereafter 100s at St Martin and Pentecost in equal portions.
Witnesses: John Birtley, John Heworth (Hetheword), Gilbert of Usworth (Oseword), John Gategang, Peter del Ewe.
Date: Hebburn, 16 June 1330 4 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, carta cut through
Size: 150 x 270mm
Seal: 2 blank parchment [sealing] tags, each through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.46v.
Counterpart: DCD 1.4.Spec.6.
1.4.Spec.3   [4 May] 1346
Quitclaim by William Lardener of Hebburn to William Syre of Pipewellgate of his right to haf the fishery called Pethyhare in the River Tyne between Hungryyhares to the east and Heberneyhares to the west which fishery he had earlier leased to him, rendering annually to the prior of Durham 3s.
Witnesses: Thomas de Scrutevylle, James of Usworth, William Mayrson of Hebburn, William of Kirkby, Peter Litster of Gastehad, Peter de Lowe, Jams Gategang, Alan Gategang, Cuthbert of Burntoft clerk.
Date: Hebburn, Thursday the morrow of the Invention of the Holy Cross 1346.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 140 x 285mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.46v-47r.
1.4.Spec.4   [20 August] 1325
Lease by William Lardener of Hebburn and William son of John of the same to William Sire of Jarrow of their fishery in Hebburn called Pethyyare in the River Tyne beyween Ungreyares to the east and Hebernyares to the west, from St Martin 1331 for 9 years, and they are obligated to Sire in £20 if he is ejected from and impeded in the fishery.
Witnesses: William Mayr of Hebburn, William his son, Simon the forester, John Willy of Hebburn, Walter the smith of Monkton, John Vescy.
Date: Hebburn, Tuesday St Oswin king and martyr 1325.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, abcdef cut through
Size: 130 x 275mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.47r.
1.4.Spec.5   21 May [1340]
Bond by Maria who was the wife of William son of John of Hebburn, having with her John del Rawe of Walsend quitclaimed to William Syre of Gateshead her part of a gocie (fish-trap) fishery called Pedyhare in the River Tyne held by her for life as dower after her husband's death, to William Syre in 100s to be paid in the church of St Mary at Gateshead withion 40 days after any impediment or disturbance of his holding of the fishery, and for its greater security she has had this enrolled in the full chapter of the prior of Durham.
Date: Wallsend, 21 May 14 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 255mm
Seal: fragment, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.47r-v.
1.4.Spec.6   16 June 1340
Counterpart to DCD 1.4.Spec.2.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, cart cut through, small hole
Size: 130 x 175mm
Seal: G&B No.54, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.47v.
1.4.Spec.7   11 November 1343
Grant by William Lardener of Hebburn to William Sire of Pipewellgate of his part of a fishery at Hebburn called Pethiyare in the River Tyne between Hungryhares to the east and Hebernyhares to the west, rendering annually in each of the first 20 years after St Martin 1343 a rose at the Nativity of St John the Baptist if asked for, and thereafter 40s at Pentecost and St Martin in equal portions, and he will pay the prior and convent of Durham for the fishery each year 3s at the statutory terms.
Witnesses: Dom Thomas Surtees (Surtays) steward of Durham, William de Mordon sheriff of Durham, John of Heworth, James of Usworth, John Gategang, James Gategang, Peter de Lewe, William Maierson of Hebburn, Wilater Smith of Monkton.
Date: Hebburn, Wednesday St Martin 1343.
Endorsed (contemporary including) as muniments of William Sire about Pethyare
Parchment, 1m, lined, indented head, zig-zag, abcdefghi cut through
Size: 135 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.47v.
1.4.Spec.8   16 May [1340]
Quitclaim by John del Rawe of Wallsend and his wife Maria, formerly wife of William son of John of Hebburn, to William Syre of Gateshead of that part of a gocie (fish-trap) fishery called la Pedyhare held by them as dower after the death of William son of John held for the life of Maria.
Date: the vill of Wallsend, 16 May 14 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 255mm
Seal: 2 unidentified on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.47v-48r.
1.4.Spec.9   [11 July] 1342
Grant by William Lardener of Hebburn to William Syre of Gateshead burgess of the vill of Newcastle-upon-Tyne of that part of his fishery at Hebburn called Pethy Yare in the River Tyne between Ungreyares to the east and Hebernyares to the west, rendering annually in each of the first 14 years after St Martin 1342 a rose at the Nativity of St John the Baptist if requested, thence annually 50s equally at Pentecost and St Martin.
Witnesses: DomThomas Surtays steward of Durham, John Meynill sheriff of Durham, John of Birtley, John of Heworth (Hetheword), Gilbert of Usworth (Oseword), John Gategang, Peter del Ewe.
Date: Hebburn, Thursday after the translation of St Thomas the martyr 1342.
Parchment, 1m, lined, indented head, zig-zag, cyrografat cut through
Size: 100 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.48r.
1.4.Spec.10   [10 November 1335]
Quitclaim by William son of John of Hebburn to William Syre of Jarrow burgess of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne of his right in half of the fishery at Hebburn called Pethyyare in the River Tyne between Ungreyares on the east and Hebernyares on the west, rendering to the prior of Durham after 16 years from St Martin 1335 3s.
Witnesses: John of Birtley, John of Farnacres, William Mayr of Hebburn, Walter smith of Monkton, Peter del Ewe, John of Heworth (Hetheworth).
Date: Gateshead, Friday the vigil of St Martin year as above.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 250mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.48r.
1.4.Spec.11   [4 May] 1346
Grant by William Lardener of Hebburn to William Syre of Pipewellgate of a rent of 3s from his lands and tenements in Hebburn half at St Martin and half at Pentecost, distraints detailed, also grants 1d nomine seisine of the rent.
Witnesses: Thomas Scrutewyll, William Mayr, William of Kirkby, Peter Litster of Gateshead, James Gategang, Alan Gategang.
Date: Hebburn, Thursday the morrow of the Invention of the Holy Cross 1346.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 245mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Another version: DCD 1.4.Spec.15.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.48r-v.
1.4.Spec.12   [26 February] 1348
Quitclaim by Emma widow of Nicholas son of John of Hebburn to WIlliam Syre of Pipewellgate in Gateshead of her dower right after the death of her late husband Nicholas in the new part of the fishery called Pethychare in the River Tyne.
Witnesses: William Mayreson of Hebburn, William of Kirkby, William Lardener of Hebburn, John Wylly of Hebburn, James of Usworth (Oseworth).
Date: the vill of Hebburn, Tuesday after St Matthias the apostle 1347/8.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 270mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.48v.
1.4.Spec.13   [23 September] 1353
Grant by William Hykson chaplain to Eda Crayg formerly the wife of William Syre of Gateshead of a fishery in Hebburn called Peythyare in the River Tyne with reversion after her death to the prior and convent of Durham.
Witnesses: William Mayrson of Hebburn, William son of WIlliam Lardener, Thomas Wylli.
Date: Hebburn, Monday before St Michael 1353.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 270mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag froma reused document concerning Pistor, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.48v.
1.4.Spec.14   [22 July] 1353
Grant by William Sire of Gateshead to Dom William Hikson of Houghton chaplain of a fishery at Hebburn called Peithyare in the River Tyne.
Witnesses: William Mayrson of Hebburn, William son of William Lardener, Thomas Willy.
Date: Hebburn, Monday St Mary Magdalene 1353.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No.1350, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.48v-49r.
1.4.Spec.15   [4 May] 1346
Grant by William Lardener of Hebburn to William Syre of Pipewellgate of a rent of 3s from his lands and tenements in Hebburn in equal portions at the two annual terms of Pentecost and St Martin, distraints detailed, and he also grants 1d nomine sesine of the rent.
Witynesses: Thomas de Scrutevylle, William Mayrson of Hebburn, William of Kirkby, Peter Litster of Gateshead, James Gategang, Alan Gategang, Peter de Lewe, Cuthbert of Burntoft clerk.
Date: Hebburn, Thursday the morrow of the Invention of the Holy Cross 1346.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Another version: DCD 1.4.Spec.11.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.49r.
1.4.Spec.16   [19 February] 1330
Notification by Brother John of Crepping terrar of the church of Durham that William Syre of Jarrow, who received the fisheries of Estfulyare and Curtyare from the prior and convent of Durham by the common seal of the chapter for his life and, according to the indenture between the prior and convent and himself, ought to pay the first farm at Pentecost 1330, need not for certain reasons which he has shown to the prior and convent will not be expected to pay before Pentecost 1332.
Date: Durham, Monday before St Peter in cathedra 1329/30.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No.737, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.49r.
1.4.Spec.17   [31 July 1356]
Language:   French
Quitclaim by Thomas of Fenwick of his right to a moiety of the fisheries of Holmesyhare and Smythiyhares in the River Tyne held of the prior of Durham, and granted by him to William Sire of Pipewellgate.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, Wednesday the vigil of St Peter ad vincula 30 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 65 x 270mm
Seal: G&B No.871, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.49r.
1.4.Spec.18   [30 June] 1376
Grant by Richard of Carlisle, William de Graystanes and John of Lytham chaplainstot he prior of Durham of all the lands and tenements in the vill and territory of Hebburn which they held of the gift and enfeoffment of William Lardener of Hebburn.
Witnesses: Richard of Heworth, Robert of Lumley, John Scrutevile, Gilbert Eglyne, Alan of Billingham.
Date: Hebburn, Monday after St John the Baptist 1376.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 265mm
Seal: G&B No.1581 and two others unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.49r-v.
1.4.Spec.19   [25 June] 1387
Grant by Alan of Durham of Wallsend and his wife Diota to William de Gaystans chaplain, William of Cowton chaplain and Hugh of Corbridge clark of 3 acres of land in the territory of Hebburn of the inheritance of John Barthew of Jarrow.
Witnesses: John of Heworth of Hebburn, John Willy of the same, Thomas Willy of the same, Simon Figi of Jarrow, John Simson, William Colinson, Ranulph del Kitchin.
Date: Hebburn, Tuesday after the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1387.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 260mm
Seal: two unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.49v.
1.4.Spec.20
Missing.
1.4.Spec.21   12 August [1411]
Notification that John Willy citizen of London, who enfeoffed his brother Richard Willy in all his lands, tenements, and rents in the vill and territory of Hebburn in the bishoprick of Durham under certain conditions that the said Richard should pay the said John £40, that is £10 now, and £10 at each St Peter ad vincula for the next 3 years, with distraints detailed that if John should have to reenter then if no such payment has been made and had expelled Richard then half of the sum received by John at the reentry to be restored to Richard.
Date: 12 August 12 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy
Size: 115 x 295mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.51v-52r.
1.4.Spec.22   10 June [1450]
Grant by Matilda Willy in her widowhood to Joan Cocken widow of a tenement in Hebburn with its lands in the terriotriers of Hebburn and Monkton within the parish of Jarrow.
Date: Hebburn, 10 June 28 Henry VI.
Sealing and dating clause in a different hand.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 250mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.52r.
1.4.Spec.23   8 November [1434]
Appointment by John Willy son and heir of John WIlly formerly citizen of London of Robert of Whelpington, Henry Gray and Thomas Bond as his attornies to govern and lease all his lands etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn within the bishropick of Durham which his uncle Richard Willy had of the gift of his father under the conditions which pertain to him, and also those which ought to pertain by reason of the said Richard not having paid a certain sum of money.
Date: 8 November 13 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 310mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.52r.
1.4.Spec.24   10 May [1465]
Language:   English
Verification by William Whelden, Richard Colman, Thomas Colman, John Neill, Thomas Cusson, Robert Patson, Robert Pulton, Richard Bower, John Smyth, Thomas Taillour, Thomas Litster, and William Belt of a lease by Janet Cocken of Durham widow of a tenement in Hebburn in the parish of Jarrow to John Wille paying annually 10s.
Date: Durham, 10 May 5 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 310mm
Seal: 12 unidentified, on 3 tongues, with a [wrapping tie] stub below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.52r.
1.4.Spec.25   25 September [1482]
Grant by John Willy of Hebburn to Jhn Haggerston chaplain and Edmund Bell clerk of all his messuages etc in the vill of Hebburn in Co Durham, with Robert Welbery appointed as Willy's attorney.
Date: Hebburn, 25 September 22 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 290mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag from a reused document concerning Henry Radcliff et al, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.52v.
1.4.Spec.26   9 August [1411]
Grant by John Willy citizen of London to his brother Richard Willy of all his lands etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn in the bishoprick of Durham on condition that he pays £30, that is £10 at each of the next 3 St Peter ad vincula feasts, with distraints detailed.
Witnesses: William Chestre, William Beklee, John Willy, Thomas Fuystour, John Langton.
Date: Hebburn, 9 August 12 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy
Size: 135 x 300mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.52v.
1.4.Spec.27   19 January [1481]
Quitclaim by John Stavert of Durham shoemaker and his wife Benedicta daughter and heir of Thomas Coken to John Haggerston chaplain and Edmund Bell clerk of their right in a third part of a tenement and it sland in the territory of Hebburn and Monkton in the parish of Jarrow.
Date: 19 January 20 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 320mm
Seal: 2 unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.53r.
1.4.Spec.28   [10 April 1279]
Final concord before Robert de Nevill, Gwyscard de Charron, Thomas de Herington and Alan de Walkingham justices itinerant, between Clement of Dover and Mabil his wife petitioners and the prior of Durham holder of 60 acres of land in Hebburn which the petitioners recognised to be the right of the prior and his church of St Cuthbert of Durham which they have quitclaimed for which the prior gave them a sore sparrowhawk.
Date: court of the bishop of Durham at Durham, morrow of the Sunday after Easter 7 Edward I and Pont. 5 Bishop Robert of Holy Island.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right edge, letters cut through, with a [filing] hole cut in the bottom left corner and a slit in the centre of the foot
Size: 105 x 170mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.49v.
1.4.Spec.29   4 September 1385
Quitclaim by Juliana Lardener of Hebburn, formerly wife of William Lardener of Hebburn to the prior and convent of Durham of her right in th elands of her late husband William Lardener by way of dower.
Witnesses: Richard del Park, Gilbert of Elvet, Hugh of Corbridge, John Ferrour.
Date: Hebburn, 4 September 1385.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 65 x 290mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.49v.
1.4.Spec.30   [3 October] 1369
Grant by John of Heworth of Hebburn, kinsman and heir of William Mair of Hebburn to Alan of Billingham of all hi slands etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn in the bishropick of Durham along with all reversions.
Witnesses: William of Kirkby coroner of Chester ward, Richard of Heworth, William Lardener of Hebburn, William Willy of the same.
Date: Hebburn, Wednesday after St Michael 1369.
Endorsements (contemporary) include nota piscaria
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 115 x 240mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.49v-50r.
1.4.Spec.31   [24 May 1326]
Inquisition held before William de Denum and Richard de Emeldon in the presence of Dom John of Fenwick sheriff of Northumberland and warden of the manor of Felling, by the oath of John de Plecys, Thomas of Wootton, John de Lyham, Alan clerk of Wootton, Richard of Ogle, John Proketour of Eland, Henry of Middleton, (blank), Henry de Aketon, (blank), William de Wyndegates, Hugh of Whelpington (Quelpinton), John de Alamshelis, William Wittflese, men of Northumberland, to see if Walter of Selby formerly held the manor of Feling of the prior of Durham by military service, homage and fidelity and the service of 2 marks and suit of court, which manor the king gave to Ralph de Applignden who forfeited it to the king, and whether it is thereby still in the king's hand and how much it is worth, and they say that a prior whose name they do not know enfeoffed Walter of Selby with it in the time of Henry [III] for military service, homage, fidelity and scutage of 4s, and it came to Adam of Selby son and heir of Walter and then after his death to Walter, Adam's son and heir, and Geoffrey of Burdon predecessor of the present prior was seised of it but it devolved to the king on Walter's forfeiture, and it is worth 40s, and was valued before the combustionem of the bishoprick of Durham at 8 marks.
Date: Felling, Saturday the vigil of Trinity 19 Edward [II].
?Draft, with some cancellations, interlineations and erasures.
Parchment, 1m, circular [filing] hole in the centre of the foot
Size: 200 x 265mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.75v; Cart. IV, f.49v-50r.
1.4.Spec.32
Missing.
1.4.Spec.33   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by Walter son of John of Merrington to the prior and convent of Durham of all his right in two bovates of land in Lesser (Minor) Heworth for which they have given him 2 marks.
Witnesses: Dom Jordan Heyrun, Dom Nigel of Rounton, Lawrence of Wolviston, Geoffrey of Billingham, William of Fery, Gilbert of Fery, John of Ketton.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.1765, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.76r; Cart. IV, f.50r-v.
1.4.Spec.34   [1218 x 1234]
Demise and quitclaim by Patrick son of Walter le Sauver to Ralph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham of his right to his land in the territory of the vills of Heworth and Monkton.
Witnesses: William Britton, Alan of Pittingdon, William of Fulwell, William clerk of Fery, Lawrence of Wolviston, Geoffrey clerk of Billingham, Henry of Belasis, John of Hebburn, Alan clerk, William serviens.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 130 x 215mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.76r.
1.4.Spec.35
Missing.
1.4.Spec.36
= 3.1.Pont.19.
1.4.Spec.37
Missing.
1.4.Spec.38
= 3.1.Reg.20.
1.4.Spec.39
= 1.2.Pont.14.
1.4.Spec.40
Missing.
1.4.Spec.41
Missing.
1.4.Spec.42   9 June 1470
Grant and licence by Richard [Bell] prior and the convent of Durham to William baron of Hilton armiger for 79 years of the finis of a pond of a water-mill in the vill of Great Usworth on th eland of the prior and convent in Usworth with stones and other materials for building, paying annually at the exchequer in Durham 2s at the terms of Pentecost and St Martin beginning at Martin next, with distraints detailed.
Date: Durham, 9 June 1470.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, some staining
Size: 120 x 295mm
Seal: residue on a parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.51v.
1.4.Spec.43   9 January [1481]
Appointment by John Haggerston chaplain and Edmund Bell clerk of Richard Emryson as their attorney to receive from John Stavert of Durham shoemaker and Benedicta his wife and daughter and heiress of Thomas Coken seisin of a third part of a tenement and land in the territory of Hebburn and Monkton in the parish of Jarrow as in their charter.
Date: Durham, 9 January 20 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 315mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a further [sealing tongue] stub below, with a wrapping tie below both
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.52v-53r.
1.4.Spec.44   [27 November] 1356
Grant by William de Barthew son and heir of John de Barthew and John de Barthew clerk brother of William to John son of John Willy of the vill of Hebburn of 6 acres of arable land comprising two thrieds of the 9 acres of arable land which their father John de Barthew had of the gift of William son of John of Hebburn in the field and territory of the said vill of Hebburn.
Witnesses: William of Kirkby coroner of the ward of Chester, Richard of Heworth, William Maire of Hebburn, William Lardener of the same, Richard son of Reginald of Monkwearmouth, Thomas Ayre of Southwick.
Date: Hebburn, Sunday after St Katherine the virgin 1356.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 315mm
Seal: G&B No.157 & 334, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.53r.
1.4.Spec.45   8 December 1477
Grant by John Willy and Edward Willy his son and heir apparent to William Oxenhird of a cottage with garden at the east end of the vill of Hebburn in the bishoprick of Durham and 3 acres of land in the fields of the same vill together with pasture for a cow in his close at the west end of a close called Howedenclose, and pasture for an ox and 12 ewes in the common pastures of the vill either within or without the sown fields, with the location of each acre detailed.
Witnesses: John Ayden, William Clerk, Robert Sanderson, Alexander Robinson, William Underwood.
Date: Hebburn, 8 December 17 Edward IV.
(Added [before sealing] at the foot) With the proviso that if the said John and Edward pay to the said William within 20 years £6 then the grant is of no value.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 250mm
Seal: 2 unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.53r-v.
1.4.Spec.46   8 June 1347
Appointment by Walter of Hesidlen burgess of the vill of Gateshead of Simon Bell as his attorney to deliver seisin to William Toller of Gateshead and John Willy of Hebburn of his half of a messuage and 7½ acres of arable land in the vill and territory of Hebburn which he has of the gift of John Perre son and heir of Robert Perre of Hebburn.
Date: Gateshead, 8 June 1347.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.53v.
1.4.Spec.47   1 June 1371
Grant by John Perre son and heir of Robert Perre and his wife Joan of Hebburn to Walter of Hesidlen of Gateshead of his half of a messuage and 7½ acres of arable land in the vill and territory of Hebburn.
Sealed with his seal and that of the office of the mayor of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Witnesses: William de Maynevylle sheriff of Durham, Richard of Heworth, William Lardenay, William Wylly, Thomas WIlli, John Willy, Thomas Toller.
Date: Hebburn, 1 June 1371.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 265mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.53v.
1.4.Spec.48   5 October [1482]
Quitclaim by John Willy of Hebburn to John Haggerston chaplain and Edmund Bell clerk of his right in all the messuages, lands etc in Hebburn which he had given them.
Date: 5 October 22 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 285mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag from a reused document concerning a manor, Alice, and Robert Rode, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.53v-54r.
1.4.Spec.49   9 January [1481]
Grant by John Stavert of Durham shoemaker and Benedicta his wife, daughter and heir of Thomas Coken, to John Haggerston chaplain and Edmund Bell clerk of a third part of a tenement and its land in the territory of Hebburn and Monkton in the parish of Jarrow.
Date: Durham, 9 January 20 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 315mm
Seal: two unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.54r.
1.4.Spec.50   3 December [1465]
Language:   English
Certification by William Brouton, John Nicholson, William Watson and Alan Gerland of an agreement between Thomas Coken of Durham and Janet Wille widow living in Hebburn over the repair of a decayed tenement in Hebburn worth 9s.
Date: Hebburn, 3 December 5 Edward IV.
Endorsed (Latin, contemporary) as being letters testimonial about the supervision of repairs of a tenement of Thomas Coken and John Wille in Hebburn.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 290mm
Seal: four unidentified, on two tongues, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.54r.
1.4.Spec.51
= 2.3.Spec.50.
1.4.Spec.52
= 2.3.Spec.51.
1.4.Spec.53   10 March [1396]
Grant by William Toller to John Wylly of Hebburn of his half of a messuage and 7½ acres of arable land in the vill and territory of Hebburn given him by Walter of Hesilden.
Witnesses: William of Washington (Wossyngton) chivaler, Gilbert Egleve, William Gategang, William Bultflour, John of Hedworth.
Date: Hebburn, 10 March 19 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m, some stains and fading
Size: 85 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.2447, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.54r.
1.4.Spec.54
= 2.3.Spec.52.
1.4.Spec.55   18 March [1396]
Quiclaim by William Toller to John Willy of his right in half a messuage and 7½ acres of arable land in the vill and territory of Hebburn which formerly were held by John Parr son and heir of |Robert Parr and his wife Joan of Hebburn.
Witnesses: William of Washington (Wessington) chivaler, Gilbert egleve, William Gategang, William Bultflour.
Date: Hebburn, 18 March 19 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.2447, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.54r-v.
1.4.Spec.56a   [10 January] 1367
Grant by William Gaugy son and heir of Isolda Gaugy of Hebburn by Monkton in the bishoprick of Durham in his full age to John Willy son of John Willy of Hebburn of all his tenements, lands, rents etc in the vill and fields of Hebburn.
Witnesses: William of Kirkby, Richard of Heworth, John of Lumley, William Lardiner, Richard Reynoldstone, Thomas Eyre, Richard de la Kuchyne.
Date: the vill of Hebburn, Sunday after Epiphany 1366/7.
Endorsed (contemporary) as duplicated.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 325mm
Seal: G&B No.1059, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.54v.
1.4.Spec.56b   [10 January] 1367
Duplicate of 1.4.Spec.56a except for Gauge instead of Gaugy and del Kuchyne instead of de la Kuchyne.
Endorsed (contemporary) as duplicated
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 315mm
Seal: G&B No.1059, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
1.4.Spec.57a
Not found 24 September 2013.
1.4.Spec.57b   [10 January] 1367
Quitclaim by William Gauge of Hebburn by Monkton in the bishoprick of Durham to John Willy of Hebburn of his right in the lands etc which Mariota formerly the wife of William Jonesson holds as dowere after the death of her late husband William Joensson.
Witnesses: William of Kirkby, Richard of Heworth, John Lumley, William Lardyner, Richard Raynaldstone, Thomas Eyre, Richard del Kuchyne.
Date: the vill of Hebburn, Sunday after Epiphany 1366/7.
Endorsed (contemporary) as duplicated.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 320mm
Seal: G&B No.1059, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.54v.
1.4.Spec.58   [c.1365]
Grant by William Lardener of Hebburn to John Willi of Hebburn of a tenement with curtilage in the east of the said vill, between the land of William Mayr on the south and the tenement of William son of John on the north.
Witnesses: Richard of Heworth (Hetheworht), William of Kirkby, William Mayr, Richard son of Reginald, Thomas Ayre, Thomas Willi, William WIlli.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 145 x 275mm
Seal: slit in a turnup [for a sealing tag]
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.54v.
1.4.Spec.59   11 August [1411]
Bond of John Willy citizen of London to Richard WIlly in £20 to be paid at next Michaelmas unless Richard enjoys the lands etc granted him in the vill and territory of Hebburn by John without plea or recovery of dower by John's wife Agnes.
Date: 11 August 12 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 295mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, [with a wrapping tie stub below]
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.55r.
1.4.Spec.60   12 August [1411]
Indenture that as John Willy citizen of London enfeoffed Richard Willy his brother with all his lands etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn in the bishoprick of Durham under the conditions that Richard should pay John £40 for the lands etc, £10 now and £10 on each of the three following feasts of St Peter ad vincula, with right of reentry for John for non-payment of any of these sums, John now agrees that half of any such sums paid up to then will be reimbursed to Richard.
Date: 12 August 12 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy
Size: 110 x 295mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.55r.
1.4.Spec.61   9 August [1411]
Grant by John Williy citizen of London to Richard Willy his brother all his lands etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn in the bishoprick of Durham on condition that Richard should pay £30, namely £10 on each of the next three feasts of St Peter ad vincula, with right of reentry for non-payment.
Witnesses: William Chester, William Beklee, John Willy, Thomas Fuystour, John Langton.
Date: Hebburn, 9 August 12 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, some small holes
Size: 140 x 300mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.55r.
1.4.Spec.62   11 August [1411]
Bond of Richard Willy to John Willy citizen of London in £40 to be paid at St Peter ad vincula ?if he does not make his payment for his brother's lands,
Date: 11 August 12 Henry IV.
Endorsed (contemporary) including a memorandum that the aforesaid Richard paid on St Bartholomew 13 Henry ?[IV] [24 August ?1412] to the prior of Tynemouth the aforesaid sum of £8.
Parchment, 1m, dorse faded
Size: 90 x 295mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.55r.
1.4.Spec.63   20 February [1445]
Ratification by John Heyworth armiger, son and heir of John Willy citizen of London, of the grant by his uncle Richard Willy to his son John, Katherine wife of the said John, and John Holden, of all the lands etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn which were held by his father John, and quitclaim of any right he may have had to them.
Sealed in the presence of his uncle John (?recte William) formerly abbot of St Albans.
Date: 20 February 23 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 145 x 275mm
Seal: G&B No.1331, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.55v.
1.4.Spec.64a   6 October [1444]
Marriage settlement between Richard Willy of Hebburn and John Holden of Tanfield that John son and heir apparent of Richard will marry Katherine daughter of John at Jarrow within a year on a day to be assigned by Richard and John and with the costs to be shared jointly, and if Katherine should die before has had carnal knowledge of her then John the son will marry another daughter of John Holden whom John the son will choose, at the costs of John Holden, and John Holden will pay to Richard for the marriage by the hands of John Heyworth armiger at Makariesend by St Albans £10 at Hilary next according to another indenture between Dom Richard Waltham and Robert de Whelpyngton on the one hand and the said Richard Willy and John Holden on the other, and the son John should pay to Richard Willy 33s 4d on the day of the marriage, and Richard Willy will give to the son John and Katherine and John Holden lands in Hebburn of an annual value of 2 marks, which are to be managed by John Holden until Katherine is 14 and if she dies beforehand then John Holden will keep £10 for himself and maintain the son John, and Richard will make no alienation of the rest of his lands in Hebburn to disinherit the son John.
Date: 6 October 23 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 210 x 250mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with [wrapping tie] stub below
1.4.Spec.64b   6 October [1444]
Duplicate of 1.4.Spec.64a.
Endorsed (contemporary) as duplicated.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 200 x 255mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.55v-56r.
1.4.Spec.65   13 October [1444]
Grant by Richard Willy of Hebburn to his son John, Katherine daughter of John Holden, and John Holden of a messuage with garden and 40 acres of land in the vill and territory of Hebburn, with John Holden to manage the farms for them and if Katherine dies before the age of 14 he is to provide for the son John and receive £10.
Witnesses: John Scrutvile, Henry Ravensworth, Thomas Headlam.
Date: 13 October 23 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 115 x 280mm
Seal: two unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
1.4.Spec.66   13 October [1444]
Duplicate of 1.4.Spec.65.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 270mm
Seal: two unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
1.4.Spec.67   20 March [1473]
Lease by John Willy to Thomas Lokwod of a messuage which John inhabits in the vill of Hebburn in the bishoprick of Durham, and halves of a dovecote and a close, and that half of arable land in the fields of the same vill which John occupies, except for 6 acres, from the Purification of the BVM last for 13 years, rendering annually 3s 2d at the feasts of Pentecost and St Martin, with distraints detailed.
Date: 20 March 13 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 105 x 270mm
Seal: residue, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.56r-v.
1.4.Spec.68   [28 November] 1356
Quitclaim by Thomas of Penrith (Penereth) of Preston and his wife Agnes formerly the wife of John de Barthew to John son of John Willy of Hebburn of their right in 6 acres of arable which John son of John Willy had of the gift of William son and heir of John de Barthew and John de Barthew clerk brother of the same William.
Witnesses: William of Kirkby coroner of the ward of Chester, Richard of Heworth, William Maire of Hebburn, William Lardener of the same, Richard son of Reginald of Monkwearmouth, Thomas Ayre of Southwick.
Date: Hebburn, Monday before St Andrew 1356.
Endorsed (contemporary) as a being quitclaim of 6 acres in Hebburn.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 250mm
Seal: G&B No.334 & 1958, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.56v.
1.4.Spec.69   25 September [1482]
Appointment by John Haggerston chaplain and Edmund Bell clerk of Henry Litster as their attorney to receive from John Willy of Hebburn sesin in all the messuages etc which he has in the vill and territory of Hebburn.
Date: 25 September 22 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 285mm
Seal: G&B No.1153 and another unidentified, each on a parchment tag reused from probably an inquisition ad quod damnum (cf 1.10.Pont.6), through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.56v.
1.4.Spec.70a   [29 March] 1422
Quitclaim by William Coke of Brancepeth son of WIlliam Coke of Gateshead to Robert of Whelpington and Richard Willy of his right in the lands, tenements, tofts and gardens in Hebburn within the bishoprick of Durham which he has given them by his charter.
Witnesses: John Willy, Simon Coke, Robert Cok, William Willy, Henry Gray.
Date: Hebburn, Sunday after the Annunciation of the BVM 1422.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 285mm
Seal: residue, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.57r.
1.4.Spec.70b   10 April 1423
Quitclaim by William Coke of Brancepeth son of WIlliam Coke of Gateshead to Robert of Whelpington and Richard Willy of his right in the lands, tenements, tofts and gardens in Hebburn within the bishoprick of Durham which he has given them by his charter.
Witnesses: John Willy, Simon Coke, Robert Cok, William Willy, Henry Gray.
Date: 10 April 1423.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 310mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
1.4.Spec.71   [later 13th century]
Grant by Walter of Burndon and his wife Johanna to John son of Roger de Wyfstow of half a messuage in the vill of Jarrow with half a toft and croft lying between the land of the master of Jarrow and the land which Roger Frost formerly held together with half the arable land which Johanna inherited from Thomas le Engles her father in the said vill and territory of Jarrow, rendering annually to the prior of Durham 3s, half at St Martin and half at Rogation, with service of a rose at the feast of St John the Baptist, for which John gave them a certain sum of money in their great necessity.
Witnesses: John Schirlok, William de Auford, Simon of Hebburn, William of Southwick, William del Redehowe.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 150 x 240mm
Seal: two blank parchment [sealing] tags, each through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.57r.
1.4.Spec.72a   12 March 1422
Grant by William Coke of Brancepeth son of William Coke of Gateshead to Robert of Whelpington and Richard Willy of all his lands etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn within the bishoprick of Durham.
Witnesses: John Willy, Simon Coke, Robert Cok, William Willy, Henry Gray.
Date: 12 March 1421/2.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 65 x 285mm
Seal: residue, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.57r-v.
1.4.Spec.72b   12 March 1422
Duplicate of 1.4.Spec.72a
Parchment, 1m
Size: 60 x 305mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
1.4.Spec.73   18 January 1371
Grant by John of Seaton to Thomas Willy of Hebburn of 2 acres of arable land in the filed and territory of Hebburn.
Witnesses: William Lardener, William Wylly, John Wylly, John of Kirkby, Thomas Dobson.
Date: Hebburn, 18 January 1370/1.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No.2223, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.57v.
1.4.Spec.74   [4 July] 1387
Grant by Thomas Willy of Hebburn to John Willy his son and his wife Matilda of all his lands in the vill and terriotry of Hebburn and the territory of Monkton within the parish of Jarrow to them and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to the right heirs of John.
Witnesses: Thomas Moderby, John Heworth, William Willy.
Date: Thursday after SS Peter and Paul 1387.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 265mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.57v.
1.4.Spec.75a   4 June 1371
Grant by Walter of Hesilden to William Toller of Gateshead and John Willy of Hebburn of his half of a messuage and 7½ acres of arable land in the vill and territory of Hebburn which he was given by John Perre son and heir of Robert Perre of Hebburn.
Witnesses: William Meynevill sheriff of Durham, Richard of Hedworth, John of Kirkby, William Lardener, William of Felling, William Godeinbour, John de Schaffeld.
Date: Gateshead, 4 June 1371.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.802, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.57v-58r.
1.4.Spec.75b   4 June 1371
Duplicate of 1.4.Spec.75a
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.1291, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
1.4.Spec.76   10 June 1371
Quitclaim by Walter of Hesilden burgess of the vill of Gateshead to WIlliam Toller of Gateshead and John Willy of Hebburn of half a messuage and 7½ acres of arable land in the vill and field of Hebburn given him by John Perre son and heir of Robert Perre of Hebburn.
Witnesses: Dom Thomas Surtees (Sureteys), Dom William of Washington milites, William Maynevill sheriff of Durham, John of Kirkby, William Lardener.
Date: Hebburn, 10 June 1371.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 300mm
Seal: G&B No.802, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.58r.
1.4.Spec.77   8 June 1371
Appointment by Walter of Hesilden burgess of the vill of Gateshead of Simon Bell as his attorney to deliver seisin in fee simple to William Toller of Gateshead and John Willy of Hebburn of his half of a messuage and in 7½ acres of arable land in the vill and territory of Hebburn which he was given by John Perre son and heir of Robert Perre of Hebburn.
Date: Gateshead, 8 June 1371.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.802/1291, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.58r.
1.4.Spec.78   1 June 1371
Grant by John Perre, son and heir of Robert Perre and his wife Johanna of Hebburn, to Walter of Hesilden of Gateshead of all his half of a certain messuage and 7½ acres of arable land in the vill and territory of Hebburn.
Sealed with the seal of the office of mayor of Newcastle.
Witnesses: William de Maynevill sheriff of Durham, Richard of Heworth, William Lardener, William Willi, Thomas Willi, John Willy, William Toller.
Date: Hebburn, 1 June 1371.
With some cancellations and erasures.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.1971, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.58r.
1.4.Spec.79   1 June 1371
Appointment by John Perre son and heir of Robert Perre and his wife Johanna of Hebburn of Simon Bell as his attorney to deliver seisin in fee simple to Walter of Hesilden of Gateshead of his half of a certain messuage and 7½ acres of arable land in the vill and territory of Hebburn.
Date: Gateshead, 1 June 1371.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.1971, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.58r-v.
1.4.Spec.80   1 November 1378
Grant in alms by Robert of Usworth chaplain to the prior and convent of Durham of a messuage and 30 acres in Billingham which were Adam Gilling's, 4 tofts and 100 acres of land in the same vill which were Roger of Butterwick's, a third of a messuge with 22 acres of land and an acre and a rod of meadow in the same vill which were formerly Geoffrey Hunt's, a cottage with 3 acres of land and a rod and a half of meadow in the same vill which were formerly William Finch's, 2 messuages, 45 acres of land and 3 acres of meadow in Great Burdon which were formerly Thomas del Tours's, a third of a messuage and 8 acres of land in Aycliffe which were formerly the same Thomas's, a cottage and 7 acres of land with an acre and a half of meadow in the same vill which were formerly John of Darlington's clerk, a messuage and 20 acres of land in Ferryhill which were formerly Hugh son of Hawisia's, a messuage and 8 acres of and in the same vill which were formerly John son of Simon's, a messuage and 15 acres of land in Monk Hesilden which were formerly William Hunter's, a messuage and 20 acres of land in the same vill which were formerly William Freeman's, 2 messuages and 70 acres of land with an acre of meadow in Monkton which were formerly Walter Smyth's, a messuage and 12 acres of land in Edmundbyers which were Adam Curtays's, 10 acres of land and a rod of meadow in Durham which were formerly William Alman's, a messuage in the same vill which were formerly Simon of Esh's, a messuage in the same vill which was formerly Simon of Durham's, a messauge and a bovate of land in Hett which were formerly John of Hett's, a messuage and 40 acres of land in the same vill which were formerly Isabella of Hett's, a fishery and 6s of rent in Hebburn which were formerly William Syre's.
Witnesses: William of Claxton, Simon of Langton, John of Belasis, William of Hett, Robert of Brackenbury, Robert of Lumley, John Scrutevill, William de Menevill, Robert de Carlele.
Date: Durham, 1 November 1378.
Endorsements (contemporary) include “carta iacet inter pontificalia”
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 320mm
Seal: double slit in a turnup [for a parchment sealing tag]
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.58v.
1.4.Spec.81   12 March [1455]
Language:  Latin & English
Bond of John Darlington (Dernton) to William Askeby gent in £10 to be paid at Michaelmas.
Date: 12 March 33 Henry VI.
Condition on the dorse of the delivery of seisin of a third of a tenement on the decease of his mother Elizabeth.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 270mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue with a description on it, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.58v-59r.
1.4.Spec.82   20 January [1457]
Grant by John Darlington (Dernton) son and heir of Elizabeth Darlington to William Askeby gent of all his lands etc in the vill or territory of Hebburn in the bishopric of Durham.
Date: William Lumley miles, Thomas Botrell and Thomas Bee gents, William Barton and John Chamberlain chaplains, John Blodsmyth, John Turpin.
Date: Hebburn, 20 January 35 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 230mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.59r.
1.4.Spec.83   26 January [1457]
Quitclaim by John Darlington son and heir of Elizabeth Darlington to William Askeby gent of any right in all his lands in the vill and territory of Hebburn in the bishopric of Durham.
Witnesses: William Lumley miles, Thomas Botrell and Thomas Bee gents, William Barton and John Chamber chaplains, John Blodsmith and John Turpin.
Date: 26 January 35 Henry VI.
Dorse. Those present at the delivery of seisin: John Atkinson, John Samson, James Turnebrill, Janet Wylle sr, Janet Wylle jr, Agnes Wylle, Agnes Huchinson, Margaret Atkinson, John Turpin.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 250mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag with a description, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.59r.
1.4.Spec.84   12 May [1474]
Grant by Rose Nicholson widow of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne to William Strother alias William Clerk merchant of all her lands in the vill and territories of Hebburn in the bishopric of Durham, appointing Thomas Hanson as her attorney to deliver seisin.
Witnesses: William Richardson, Robert Werk, William Underwood.
Date: 12 May 14 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 255mm
Seal: fragments, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.59r-v.
1.4.Spec.85   4 September [1476]
Grant by William Askeby gent to William Clerk alias William Strother merchant of all his lands in the vill and territories of Hebburn in the bishopric of Durham given him by John Darlington son and heir of Elizabeth Darlington, appointing his son John Askeby as his attorney [to deliver seisin].
Witnesses: William Richardson and Thomas Hanson merchants, William Underwood.
Date: 4 September 16 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 285mm
Seal: fragments, on a parchment tag rused from the head of another document, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.59v.
1.4.Spec.86   24 September [1486]
Appointment by Katherine formerly the wife of William Clerk of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne of Roland Sotheron of Nether Heworth Co Durham yeoman as her attorney to dleiver seisin to John prior of Durham of two parts of a messuage and 10 acres of land in the vill and field of Hebburn in the bishropic of Durham called Cokynland given her by William Clerk formerly her husband for life.
Date: Durham, 24 September 2 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 265mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.59v.
1.4.Spec.87   14 August 1486
Language:   English
Receipt of Janet Kent wife of Richard Kent and Thomas Kent of North Cawton, Yorkshire, husbandman, to Dom John Swan terrar of Durham for 20s in part payment of 20 marks for a place in Wolviston called Kenthirne with Janet and Thomas to have full power to sell the palce else the money will be repaid.
Date: 14 August 1486.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 80 x 280mm
Seal: two unidentified, each on a parchment tag (one with the year written on), through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.59v.
1.4.Spec.88   20 November 1489
Grant by Robert Clerk alias Strother son and heir of William Clerk alias William Strother formerly of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne merchant to John Nesse and Thomas Williamson chaplains of all his lands, tenements etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn Co Durham which he will inherit on the death of his father and given to his father by William Askeby and Rose Nicholson widow, appointing Rowland Sotheron as his attorney to Deliver seisin of them.
Witnesses: John Raket, Richard Guireson, Richard Denon, John Gamylsby jr, Robert Graye.
Date: Jarrow, 20 November 1489, 5 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 140 x 270mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag (with the year written on), through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.59v-60r.
1.4.Spec.89   22 November 1489
Appointment by John Nesse and Thomas Williamson chaplains of John Younger chaplain as their attorney to receive from Robert Clerk alias Strother son and heir of William Clerk alias William Strother formerly of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne merchant seisin of all the lands, tenements etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn co Durham, which were William Strother's, and which he had from William Askeby and Rose Nicholson widow, as in a deed at Jarrow on 20 November 5 Henry VII.
Date: 22 November 1489, 5 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 270mm
Seal: unidentified and some residue, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.60r.
1.4.Spec.90   24 November 1489
Quitclaim by Robert Clerk alias Strother son and heir of William Clerk alias William Strother formerly of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne merchant to John Nesse and Thomas Williamson chaplains of any right to all his lands, tenements etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn in the bishopric of Durham which his father was given by William Askeby and Rose Nicholson widow.
Date: 24 November 1489, 5 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 270mm
Seal: unidentified, part, on a parchment tag with the year written on, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.60r-v.
1.4.Spec.91   24 November 1489
Quitclaim in her widowhood by Katherine Clerk, formerly the wife of William Clerk alias William Strother formerly of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne merchant to John Nesse and Thomas Williamson chaplains of any right to all his lands, tenements etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn in the bishopric of Durham which her former husband William was given by William Askeby and Rose Nicholson widow.
Date: 24 November 1489, 5 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 275mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.60v.
1.4.Spec.92   25 November [1489]
Bond of Robert Clerk alias Robert Strother son and heir of William Clerk alias Strother formerly of Newcastle upon Tyne merchant to John Nesse and Thomas Williamson chaplains in £40 due at next Easter for their peaceful enjoyment of the lands given them by Clerk in his deed at Jarrow on 20 November year as below.
Date: 25 November 5 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 275mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue with the year written on it
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.60v.
1.4.Spec.93a   [12 September 1497]
Final concord before the bishop's justices Robert Constable and Humphrey Segeswyk between John Nesse chaplain and Roger Morland querulents and Robert Brygham and Margaret his wife deforciants remitting and recognising their right to a messuage, 80 acres of land, 10 acres of pasture and 60 acres of meadow in Hebburn in exchange for £40.
Date: court of the bishop at Durham, Monday after the Nativity of the BVM Pont.3 Bishop Richard.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right side, wavy, letters cut through, stitched to 1.4.Spec.93b on the left edge
Size: 130 x 390mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.243v.
1.4.Spec.93b   [12 September 1497]
Duplicate of 1.4.Spec.93a
Parchment, 1m, indented head and left side, wavy, letters cut through, stitched to 1.4.Spec.93a on the left side
Size: 130 x 390mm
1.4.Spec.94a   13 April [1504]
Release by Robert Gray and his wife Johanna to Thomas [Castell] prior and the convent of Durham of their right to two messuages, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 6 tofts and 8 crofts in Hebburn, Monkton and Morecloce in Co Durham which John Clarvaux arm and William Hull chaplain had recovered against Gray before Humphrey Conyngesby serjeant-at-law and his fellow justices of Bishop William at Durham by writ de ingressu in le post.
Date: 13 April 19 Henry VII.
With a ?merchant's mark under the turnup.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 150 x 235mm
Seal: G&B No.1109, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.243v-244r.
1.4.Spec.94b   13 April [1504]
Duplicate of 1.4.Spec.94a.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 235mm
Seal: G&B No.1109, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.243v-244r.
1.4.Spec.95a   [26 March 1504]
Final concord before Humphrey Conyngesby king's serjeant at law and Richard Danby bishop's justice between John Clervaux arm and William Hull querulents and Robert Gray and his wife Johanna deforicants recognising, quiclaiming and warranting 2 messuages, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 6 tofts and 8 crofts in Hebburn, Monkton and Morclosse for the querulents.
Date: the bishop's court at Durham, Tuesday in the 5th week of Lent Pont.2 William bishop of Durham
Parchment, 1m, indented head and left edge, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 165 x 305mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.244r.
1.4.Spec.95b   [26 March 1504]
Duplicate of 1.4.Spec.95a.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right edge, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 165 x 305mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.244r.
1.4.Spec.96   10 April [1504]
Grant by John Clervaux arm and William Hull chaplain to Thomas [Castell] prior and the convent of Durham of two messuages, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 6 tofts and 8 crofts in Hebburn, Monkton and Moreclose in Co Durham which they had formerly recovered at Durham against Robert Gray and his wife Johanna before Humphrey Conyngesby serjeant-at-law and his fellow bishops' justices by writ de ingressu in le post to the use of the said prior and convent, appointing John Clerk and Thomas Willy as their attornies to deliver seisin
Date: 10 April 19 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 275mm
Seal: two unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Counterpart: DCD 1.4.Spec.101.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.244r-v.
1.4.Spec.97   11 February [1504]
Language:  Latin and English
Bond of Robert Gray of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne merchant to Thomas [Castell] prior of Durham in £100 to be paid at Easter next if Robert and his wife Jane do not keep the covenants in indentures of an even date.
Date: 11 February 19 Henry VII.
With a merchant's mark in the bottom left corner.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 270mm
Seal: G&B No.1109, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.244v.
1.4.Spec.98   10 April [1504]
Appointment by Thomas [Castell] prior and the convent of Durham of William Walsshe chaplain and William Brompton as their attornies to receive from John Clarvaux arm and William Hull chaplain seisin in two messuages, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 6 tofts and 8 crofts in Hebburn, Monkton and Moreclose Co Durham which they had recovered to the prior and convent's use before the bishop of Durham's justices at Durham by a writ de ingressu in le post against Robert Gray and his wife Johanna.
Date: 10 April 19 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.3427, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.244v-245r.
1.4.Spec.99   [26 March 1504]
Pleas before Humphrey Conyngesby king's serjeant at law, Richard Danby and his fellow bishop's justices.
Recovery by John Clervaux arm and William Hull chaplain from Robert Gray and his wife Johanna, represented by Robert Bentley, of two messuages, 200 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 6 tofts and 8 crofts in Hebburn, Monkton and Moreclosse Co Durham, despite the statement of Walter Stabyll denying that Gray's claim was only through the unjust disseisin of Clervaux and Hull by Roland Thomson.
Date: Durham, Tuesday in the 5th week of Lent Pont.2 Bishop William.
Parchment, 1m, some stains and damage, with occasional text lost
Size: 215 x 315mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.245r-v.
1.4.Spec.100   [11 February 1504]
Language:   English
[Agreement between [Thomas Castell] prior and the convent of Durham and Robert Gray and his wife Jane of Hebburn over an exchange of lands in Hebburn, with the prior and convent to have the lands on the south side of Hebburn, Monkton and Moreclose which Robert and Jane may have had, and they are to have the lands on the north side enclosed by a new dyke from Jarrow dyke to Hebburn and from the west end by the north dyke of Calfclose to Hebburn moor, except for 4 closes (Howdens, Wyllys, Haydens, and Powter) to be held by the prior and convent, with reciprocal fines to be made at the next assize thereto, and with a boundary dyke to be made at their joint cost, and any rents to be discharged accordingly.
Date: 11 February 19 Henry VII.]
Parchment, 1m, badly damaged with much text lost, repaired with parchment c.1970
Size: 300 x 370mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.245v-246r.
1.4.Spec.101   10 April [1504]
Counterpart to 1.4.Spec.96.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 115 x 275mm
Seal: two unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.246r-v.
1.4.Spec.102a   10 August [1506]
Quitclaim by Robert Gray of Hebburn gent to Thomas [Castell] prior and the convent of Durham from all actions between them.
Date: 10 August 21 Henry VII.
Signed by Gray, with [his] merchant's mark.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
1.4.Spec.102b   16 March [1509]
Quitclaim by Robert Gray of Hebburn to Thomas [Castell] prior and the convent of Durham from all actions between them.
Date: 16 March 24 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 65 x 295mm
Seal: [sealing tongue and wrapping tie] stubs
1.4.Spec.103   1 April 1444
Grant by John [Wessington] prior of Durham to Alexander Robinson of Over Heworth of custody of all the lands etc formerly held by the late Thomas Hedworth of Hebburn of the prior in chief during the minority of his son and heir William from 1 February last intil William is of full age, along with his marriage, rendering annually to the prior 60s beyond any rents due, with the buildings and lands to be maintained, and with right of reentry to thr prior if Robinson alienates any of the lands etc, with this charter to be void if William dies during his minority, and Robinson to be entitled to 20 marks or two bonds to that amount if Robinson's loses his right to the wardship and marriage through ny recovery by William.
Date: Durham, 1 April 1444.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy
Size: 195 x 285mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag from a reused ?account, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.294r-v.
1.4.Spec.104
Missing.
1.4.Spec.105   [?1189 x 1213]
Grant by Bertram prior and the convent of Durham to John of Hebburn for his homage and service of 30 acres in his waste in Levi to hold them in fee and heredity, rendering annually 7½s at two terms, that is 3s 9d at St Martin and 3s 9d at Rogation, and providing the usual common help, and milling.
Witnesses: Master Walter de Hadinton, Master Alan of Richmond, William of Monkton, Nicholas of Foletby, Walter of Hebburn, Helya, Simon and Sigur of Heworth, Adam de Awic, John of Ketton, Gibbe and Thomas of the chamber, Richard Brun.
Endorsements including (early 16th century) that Robert Gray of Hebburn returned this document to us in 1504.
Parchment, 1m, lined, indented head, zig-zag, “cyrographum” cut through, some worm holes
Size: 175 x 155mm
Seal: G&B No.3427 (obverse only), on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.292r.
1.4.Spec.106   25 October [1463]
Inquisition before Geoffrey Middleton armiger seneschal of John [Burnaby] prior of Durham cathedral and William Cuthbert terrar, by the oaths of Nicholas Gower, John Tange, William Whelden, John Bernard, John Tyndale, John Thorp, William Steir, Roger Pateson, Thomas Goldsmith, John Taylor, John Ricroft, Robert Milner and Robert Fletcher who say that the late John (Thomas cancelled) Hedworth formerly of Hebburn held in his demesne when he died two parts of the vill of Hebburn of John prior of Durham by military service and rendering annually at the exchequer in Durham at the usual terms 16s and suit at the fortnightly prior's court in Durham, with agriclutural services at the manor of Jarrow detailed, and the two parts comprise 6 messuages, 260 acres of land worth 106s 8d; and the same Thomas also held in hnis demesne int he same vill 30 acres of land formerly John the reeve's held of the same prior, rendering 10s annually, and worth annually 10s; and he also held two fisheries in the River Tyne, rendering annually 12s, and worth annually 10s; and Alexander Robinson had occupied all the said lands and fisheries since Thomas's death by what title they know not; and Thomas died 15 June 1460, and his daughter Johanna is his heir aged 5 years and more.
Date: Durham, 25 October 3 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 220 x 310mm
Seal: 8 unidentified, 4 each on a tongue, with a stub of a further tongue, and a [wrapping tie] stub below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.293v.
1.4.Spec.107   24 March [1504]
Grant by Thomas [Castell] prior and the convent of Durham to Robert Gray and Johanna his wife of all messuages, lands and tenements, meadows, tofts and crofts, in Hebburn, lying on the northern side of the vill of Hebburn, just as enclosed with a new dike (fossus) from Jarrow dyke as far as the vill of Hebburn, and from the eastern end of the vill by the north dike (fossa) of a close called Calfclose, as far as the moor of Hebburn; excepting four closes called Howdens, Willyclosse, Haydens, and Powterclosse; to be held by Robert and Johanna of the chief lords of that fee, by service used and wont therefor, in perpetuity. Appointment of Ralph Watson and Thomas Leighton as their attornies to give livery of seisin of the foregoing to Robert and Johanna.
Date: 24 March 19 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 155 x 370mm
Seal: G&B No.3427, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Reg. V, f.68v.
1.4.Spec.108   [later 13th century]
Grant by Simon of Hebburn to John of Haxby in free marriage with Alyna, Simon's daughter, of a toft and croft in the vill of Hebburn which Ralph Campion formerly held, and a place of 10 feet on the west side of the toft, and 10 acres of land in the field of Hebburn of which 3 acres are on the east of the vill, 3 acres on the north and 4 acres on the south, to be held by John and Alyna, and their heirs from Alyna, rendering annually 12d, 6d at Pentecost and 6d at St Martin, and a chicken to the bishop of Durham's forester, and ½d for the use of the bishop at St Martin, with reversion to himself if Alyna dies with no heirs of her body.
Witnesses: Dom Adam of Selby, John of Heworth (Hewurth), David of Hebburn, William del Heringhus of the same, William son of Hugh, Peter of Hedworth (Hethewurth).
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.213 (part), on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.247r-v.
1.4.Spec.109   [5 June] 1346
Quitclaim by Agnes formerly the wife of Ranulph of Benton to John of Hedworth (Hetheworth) of her right in the lands etc formerly of Ranulph her husband in the vill and territory of Hebburn.
Witnesses: Robert of Coxside, Richard son of Gilbert, Thomas Swemy, John Mody, William de Whalton, Nicholas of Skelton.
Date: Durham, Monday after Pentecost 1346.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 250mm
Seal: G&B No.1233, on a parchment tag from a reused document, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.297v.
1.4.Spec.110   [23 June] 1370
Grant by John son of Simon de Grefeson of Hebburn to William Willy of Hebburn of a tenement formerly Ralph Campion's and 10 acres of arable in the field of Hebburn of which 3 acres are on the east of the vill, 3 on the north and 4 on the south, which he inherited on the death of his father Simon, rendering annually to the heirs of the former Simon of Hebburn 12d at the feasts of Pentecost and St Martin in equal portions.
Witnesses: Richard of Hedworth, John of Kirkby, Richard son of Reginald, William Lardener, John Willy, Thomas Willy.
Date: Hebburn, Sunday the vigil of the Nativity of St John the Baptist 1370.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 305mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.247v.
1.4.Spec.111   [29 June] 1370
Quitclaim by John son of Simon Grefeson of Hebburn to William Willy of Hebburn of his right in a tenement formerly Ralph Campion's and 10 acres of arable in the vill and territory of Hebburn with which he had enfeoffed Willy by his charter, and if he infringes this then he will pay 100s to the fabric of the monastery of St Cuthbert Durham, along with 10 marks damages to Willy.
Witnesses: Richard of Hedworth (Hetheworth), John of Kirkby, Richard son of Reginald, William Lardener, John Willy, Thomas Willy.
Date: Hebburn, SS Peter and Paul 1370.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 160 x 310mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.248r.
1.4.Spec.112   [4 June] 1371
Grant by John Perry son and heir of the former Robert Perry of Hebburn to William Willy of Hebburn of his tenement and all the lands etc he had inherited in the vill and territory of Hebburn between the lands of John Willy to the east and Thomas Willy to the west which he inherited after the deaths of Robert Perry his late father and Johanna his late mother.
Witnesses: Dom Thomas Surtees (Surtays) miles, Richard of Hedworth, Robert of Lumley, Henry of Cleasby, William Lardener, John Willy, Thomas Willy.
Date: Hebburn, Wednesday the vigil of Corpus Christi 1371.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 145 x 310mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.248r-v.
1.4.Spec.113   [16 December] 1352
Grant by Richard of Hedworth to William Willy of Hebburn of his tenement in the vill of Hebburn between the tenements of Thomas Willyson and formerly Simon Grevson with 24 acres of arable in the territory of the same vill held of William Mayrson by service of 8s 4d annually, and also he gives his lands called Le Scotesland in the same field in two parts, one called Holdenflattes lengthways between Le Newedyk and the River Tyne and widthways between the land of William Mayrson alongside half an acre of the BVM and land formerly of Nicholas Jackson, and the other part called Le Crosseflat between the lands of William Lardener and William Mayrson, rendering annually at the prior's exchequer in Durham 13s 4d in equal portions at Pentecost and St Martin.
Witnesses: William of Kirkby, William Mayrson, William Lardener, Richard of Wearmouth, Richard Ayre of Southwick, Thomas son of John Willyson, John Coek.
Date: Hebburn, Sunday after St Lucy the virgin 1352.
Parchment, 1m, large central stain with some damage
Size: 135 x 235mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.296r.
1.4.Spec.114   [21 May 1491]
Language:   English
Lease by Robert Brigham of Newcastle upon Tyne merchant to William Watson of Hebburn in the bishopric of Durham yeoman of all his lands etc in the town and fields of Hebburn for 21 years, rendering annualy 6 marks 2s 8d at the usual terms of St Martin and Whitsunday, distraints for non-payment detailed, also the property to be maintained and returned in good state on pain of 10 marks to be assessed by 4 men, the lease to include the fishing on the Tyne, no subletting allowed.
Date: vigil of Pentecost 6 Henry VII.
Endorsed (17th century) as being an indenture between R. Brightman and W. Watson
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 170 x 335mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.248v.
1.4.Spec.115   20 February [1483]
Grant by Richard Lylborn and his wife Isabella to Robert Brygham of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne of all their lands etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn in the bishopric of Durham.
Since their own seals are unknown, the seal of the office of the mayor of Newcastle has been added.
Date: 20 February 22 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 345mm
Seal: G&B Nos.1596, 3739 & an unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.249r.
1.4.Spec.116   23 February [1483]
Quitclaim by Richard Lylborn and his wife Isabella to Robert Brygham of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne of their right in all their lands etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn in the bishopric of Durham with which they had enfeoffed him.
Date: 23 February 22 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 350mm
Seal: G&B No.1596 and one unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.249r.
1.4.Spec.117   20 February [1483]
Appointment by Richard Lylborn and his wife Isabella of Nicholas Richardson chaplain of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne and William Wynyert of Kyenton Northumberland as their attornies to deliver seisin to Robert Brygham of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne of all their lands etc in the vill and territory of Hebburn in the bishopric of Durham according to their deed.
Date: 20 February 22 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 335mm
Seal: G&B No.1596 and one unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.249r-v.
1.4.Spec.118   24 February [1483]
Bond of Richard Lilborn and his wife Isabella to Robert Brigham of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne merchant in £100 to be paid at Easter next for the enrolling of their 20 February [1483] deed at the next arrival of the royal justices.
Date: 24 February 22 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 305mm
Seal: G&B No.1596, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.249v.
1.4.Spec.119a   [17 September 1483]
Final concord before Guy Fairfax miles and his fellow bishop's justices bewteen Robert Brigham querulent and Richard Lilburn and his wife Isabella deforciants over a messuage, 70 acres of land and 60 acres of pasture in Hebburn recognising Brigham as the holder of the lands.
Date: bishop's court at Durham, Wednesday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross Pont. 7 William [Dudley] bishop of Durham.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right edge, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 140 x 290mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.249v.
1.4.Spec.119b   [17 September 1483]
Duplicate of 1.4.Spec.119a.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and left edge, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 140 x 290mm
1.4.Spec.120   16 March [1501]
Language:   English
Memorandum that Bartram Younghusband received of the prior of Durham £60 in groats and half-groats from Robert Brygham and had delivered to the prior 12 pieces of ?evidence about land in Hebburn.
Date: 16 March 12 Henry [VII].
Paper, 1p
Size: 115 x 180mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.249v-250r.
1.4.Spec.121   1 June [1468]
Lease by Thomas Sanderson, John Sanderson, Wiliam Sanderson, Robert Stocall, William Huntle, William Atkinson, Robert Lyle, Robert Sanderson, Johanna Sanderson, Roland Sothorone, William Wyllys, Henry Stodart, Thomas Bell, and Robert Chapman, parishioners of Jarrow, to William Clerk of Newcastle upon Tyne merchant, of a parcel called Le Prest Close pertaining to the chapel of Heworth inferior, situated between the territory of Hebburn to the north and the common moor to the south, and the territory of Monkton to the east and the territory of Wardle to the west, in perpetuity, endering anually to the proctors of the chapel 18d at Pentecost and St Martin in equal portions, with distraints detailed.
Date: 1 June 8 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 195 x 225mm
Seal: 14 unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.297v-298r.
2.4.Spec.1
=4.1.Pont.18
2.4.Spec.2   [1189 x 1195]
Grant by Thorald of London (Lundon), with the consent of Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham and B[ertram] prior and the convent of Durham, to his son Nicholas of the vill of Follingsby (Folettebi) with all its bounds and liberties etc, as he had acquired it in the time of William ?[of Ste Barbe] bishop of Durham, and with the chattels and the advitorio laysing of Clifton and of his son John, and Nicholas will acquit Thorald's debts to the prior and convent of Durham, of 10 marks to the Bishop H[ugh], and at Newcastle, and of 25 marks to Gateshead, and 2 marks to Nigel of Newton, and also provide for his necessities for the remainder of Thorald's life at Follingsby and the vill of Gateshead, and he will acquit all Thorald's debts.
Witnesses: B[ertram] prior of Durham, Philip the sheriff, Simon the chamberlain, Jordan of Scotland (escoulant), Alexander of Hilton, Roger de Audri, Simon of Hawthorne, Geoffrey son of Richard, Thomas de Mundavill, Walter of Washington (Weissington), William of Usworth (Hoswrth) and Patrick of Usworth (Oswrth).
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.1630, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies in: DCD Cart. II, f.77v; Cart. Vet., f.85r.
2.4.Spec.3   [c.1189 x 1195]
Grant and quitclaim by Elias son of Thorald of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, with the consent of B[ertram] prior and the convent of Durham, to Nicholas his brother of all the vill of Follingsby (Foletebi), as Thorald their father held it before their time, and as the said Nicholas then held it of God and St Cuthbert, performing the services to the prior and convet of Durham as their father Thorald did in his time, for which Nicholas gave him in his great business and paucity 13½ marks, rendering annually to Elias 3s paid at two terms, 18d at Pentecost and 18d at St Martin.
Witnesses: Reginald Ganaud the sheriff, Robert son of Meldred, Thomas de Mundevile, Jordan of Scotland (Descouland), William son of Thomas, Leo of Claxton (Clakestun), Roger de Audri, Simon of Hawthorne (Authorn), William of Scotland, William of Ketton, Walter of Ferry (Ferie), Roger of Ferry, Alan of Pittington, Kelbert of Eden, John of Ketton, Helias Cook, Richard Fusco, Stephen of Cornesay (Corneshouh), William of Jarrow (Jarue), Walter of Heworth, Helias of Heworth, Simon of Heworth, John of Wolviston (Wiveston) and Roger son of the chamberlain.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.1625, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup, with slits for [a further parchment sealing tag]
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.78r.
2.4.Spec.4   [c.1189 x 1195]
Quitclaim by Elias son of Thorald, with the assent and consent of Dom B[ertram] prior and the convent of Durham, to his brother Nicholas of his right to the vill of Follingsby (Foletebi) for 13 marks paid to Elias before Dom Prior B[ertram] and all his court in the church of Durham in his great necessity, rendering annually 3s in two payments, 18d at Pentecost and 18d at St Martin.
Sealed with the seals of himself and, at his instance, of the convent of Durham.
Witnesses: Reginald Ganaunt, Gilbert de Leia, Roland miles, William of Ketton, John of Ketton, Richard of Flamaung, Geoffrey de Lempetelalbe, Hugh Havet, Gerard Cook and Gibbe of the chamber.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 220 x 220mm
Seal: G&B Nos.3427 & 1626, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies in: DCD Cart. II, f.78r; Cart. Vet., f.84r-v.
2.4.Spec.4*   [later 12th century]
Grant by Elias son of Thorald of London to Robert son of Roger of all his land in Follingsby (Folettebi), rendering annually 10s, that is 5s at St Martin and 5s at Pentecost, and he also acquits Robert son of Roger of 10s which Elias is due to pay to the prior and convent for a censu of the land of Follingsby, for all of which Robert son of Roger has given him 40 marks in gersuma, with a warranty clause.
Witnesses: Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Roger de Audry, Jordan of Scotland, Gilbert de Laval, William de Blunvilla, William of Conyers (Coingners), Godfrey Mauduit, Robert of Newham, Gilbert of Ogle, Daniel son of Nicholas, Richard Fossor, William de Faudon, Roger of Ryedale, William Bataille.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 175mm
Seal: G&B No.1626, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.78v.
2.4.Spec.5a   [later 12th century]
Quitclaim by Elias son of Thorald of London to Robert son of Roger of his right to his land in Follingsby (Folettebi), made in the court of St Cuthbert before Bertram prior and the convent, for 20 marks given him by Robert son of Roger.
Sealed by Elias, and for the greater security of the document and at Elias's petition, with the common seal of of the chapter of Durham by Prior Bertram and the convent.
Witnesses: Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Roger de Audry, Jordan of Scotland, Gilbert de Laval, William de Blunvill', William of Conyers (Coingners), Godfrey Mauduit, Robert of Newham, Gilbert of Ogle, Daniel son of Nicholas, Richard Fossor, William de Faudon, Roger of Ryedale, William Bataille.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 150mm
Seal: G&B Nos.3427 & 1626, each on a parchment tag (one being from a recycled deed), through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies in: DCD Cart. II, f.57v; Cart. Vet., f.85v-86r.
2.4.Spec.5b   [later 12th century]
Quitclaim by Elias son of Thorald of London to Robert son of Roger of his right to his land in Follingsby (Folettebi), for 20 marks given him by Robert son of Roger.
Sealed by Elias.
Witnesses: Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Roger de Audry, Jordan of Scotland, Gilbert de Laval, William de Blunvill', William of Conyers (Coingners), Godfrey Mauduit, Robert of Newham, Gilbert of Ogle (Hoggel), Daniel son of Nicholas, Richard Fossor, William de Faudon, Roger of Ryedale, William Bataille.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 90 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.1626, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
2.4.Spec.6   [1174 x 1189]
Grant by Elias son of Thorald of Newcastle to his stepmother (noverce) Agnes of all his vill of Follingsby (Folettebi) for life, with reversion to her children by his father Thorald, except for 12 acres, that is 10 acres near the north road from Follingsby to Boldon and 2 acres at Leitholf near the road to Helton, all of which he had given to William Grom as his charter testifies, rendering annuallyto Elias a bezant (bisantium) at St Martin or 2s.
Witnesses: Germanus the prior, William [du Puiset] the archdeacon, Simon the chamberlain, Walkalin the dean, Philip the sheriff, Walter of Ketton, Gerard the reeve (preposito of Newcastle, Nicholas son of Uctred, Haco, Robert son of Eve, Nicholas his brother, Edmund the clerk, Tedbald, Robert Brian, Henry the chaplain.
Dated from Germanus as prior.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 145 x 120mm
Seal: G&B Nos.1627 & 3429, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.78v-79r.
2.4.Spec.7   [later 12th century]
Quitclaim by Nicholas son of Thorald to Robert son of Roger of his right in the vill of Follingsby (Follatibi), for 20 marks which Robert son of Roger gave him, and a robe and a palfrey.
Witnesses: Roger of Cressy, Alexander of Durham, William de Blumvilla, Bartholomew de Redham, William son of William, Roger his brother, William of Conyers (Coninges), William Bataille, Henry of Conyers, Hugh of Stamfordham, Richard English (Anglico) and Stephen de Wimbis.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.1629, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.
2.4.Spec.8   [later 12th century]
Grant by Robert son of Roger for the salvation of his soul and those of all his ancestors to God and St Cuthbert of Durham and the prior and monks there serving God in pure and perpetual alms of all his land in Follingsby (Foleteby) which he bought from Eelias son of Thorald of London and Nicholas his brother and which they quitclaimed in the court of Durham, to hold to the prior and monks along with the mill.
Witnesses: William son of Rocelin, Colin de Damnevill, Henry of Neville, Robert son of Maldred, Gilbert Hansard his brother, William de Lungvilers, William de Coisneres, Robert de Mundevill, Hugh of Mowick, William de Blunvill, Henry of Farlington (Ferlingeton), Roger Gulafre, Walter of Washington, John de Argentem and John de Wevlaveton clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 225mm
Seal: G&B No.1003, on multi-coloured silk cords with some arrowed decoration, through a slit in a turnup
Copies in: DCD Cart. II, f.79r-v, Cart. Vet., f.86r.
2.4.Spec.9
= 4.1.Pont.2, missing.
2.4.Spec.10
Cross-reference to 1.4.Spec.40.
2.4.Spec.11   [1189 x 1213]
Quitclaim by Nicholas son of Thorald to Robert son of Roger of his right in the vill of Follingsby (Folettibi) in the court of St Cuthbert of Durham before Bertram the prior and convent, for 20 marks, a robe and a palfrey, which Robert son of Roger gave him.
Sealed by Nicholas, and B[ertram] prior and the convent of Durham, for the greater security of the document and its verity, at the petition of Nicholas, with the common seal of their chapter.
Witnesses: Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Roger de Audry, Jordan of Scotland, Gilbert de Laval, William de Blunvill', William of Conyers (Coingners), Godfrey Mauduit, Robert of Newham, Gilbert of Ogle (Oggel), Daniel son of Nicholas, Richard Fossor, William de Faudon, Roger of Ryedale, William Bataille.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 165mm
Seal: G&B No.1629, on a parchment tag, with a further blank parchment [sealing] tag recycled from a deed, each through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies in: DCD Cart. Vet., f.85v; Cart. II, f.79r.
2.4.Spec.12
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.60v.
2.4.Spec.13
Missing.
2.4.Spec.14
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.61r.
2.4.Spec.15   [2 January] 1345
Grant by Walter Smith of Monkton to the prior and convent of Durham of a rent of 13s 4d from all his lands in the vill of Monkton at two annual terms, that is half at Pentecost and half at St Martin, in free, pure and perpetual alms, with right of distraint.
Date: Monkton, morrow of the Circumcision 1344/5.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 270mm
Seal: Blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.80r.
2.4.Spec.16   [13 June] 1347
Grant by Walter Smith of Monkton to the prior and convent of Durham of all his lands in the vill and territory of Monkton in free and pure alsm in perpetuity.
Date: Monkton, Id. June 1347.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 255mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.80r.
2.4.Spec.17   [12 June 1346]
Inquisition ad quod dampnum before William of Mordon sheriff of Durham, as instructed by a writ of the bishop, by the oaths of James of Usworth, Thomas othe Redhough, Robert Masham, Richard Aye of Southwick (Sothewyk), William Lardener, John Rougheved, William othe Rawe, William Freeman of Whickham, John Othemore, John of Washington, John son of William of Bradley and Thomas of Urpath, that it would not be to the prejudice of the bishop for Walter Smith of Monkton to grant two messuages, 70 acres of land and one acre of meadow in Monkton to the prior and convent of Durham in part satisfaction of lands to the value of £20 which Richard de Bury former bishop of Durham formerly granted to the prior and convent by his letters patent, which messuages etc are to be held for 33s annually and suit of court every quindene, and the messuages etc are valued beyond the rent at 13s annually, and the prior is mediating between the bishop of Walter Smith over the property, and Walter does hold of others, but he will hold nothing after this donation.
Date: Durham, Monday after St Barnabas Pont. 2 Bishop Thomas [Hatfield].
Parchment, 1m, sewing holes on the left edge with thread remaining
Size: 120 x 240mm
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.61r-v.
2.4.Spec.18   Mid 13th Century
Quitclaim from Osbert of Jarrow the clerk in the court of his lord the prior of Durham to his lords the prior and convent of Durham of his right to the toft and croft with the buildings and 40 acres of land in the vill at Jarrow, for 20 marks which they have given him in his great necessity.
Witnesses: Master Jordan Hayrum, Dom Nigel of Rounton (Rungeton), Dom Bartholomew of Follingsby (Foleteby), William Hayrum, John of Rounton, William of Ferryhill clerk, Lawrence of Wolviston (Wlveston), Geoffrey of Billingham, Simon of Wolviston (Wivestonne), John of Heworth (Hetheuurthe), John of Hebburn, William of Southwick (Suthewic).
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 155mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.80r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.117n.
2.4.Spec.19   [27 March] 1390
Grant from Margaret of Ogle (Oggell), lady of Hardwick, to Thomas Emory chaplain and William of Bamburgh chaplain of all her lands in the vill and territory of Jarrow.
Witnesses: John of Heworth of Hebburn, John Willy, Simon Figi, William Widen, John Tossan, John Figy, Thomas Lame.
Date: Hardwick, Thursday before Easter 1390.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 300 mm
Seal: G&B No.1916, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.80v.
2.4.Spec.20   4 May 1390
Appointment by Margaret of Ogle, lady of Hardwick, of Robert White as her attorney to deliver seisin to Thomas Emory chaplain and William of Bamburgh chaplain of all her lands in the vill and territory of Jarrow, according to an enfeoffment made to them.
Date: Hardwick, 4 May 1390.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 300mm
Seal: G&B No.1242, on a tongue, ith a wrapping tie below
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.80v.
2.4.Spec.21   4 July 1392
Grant by Thomas Emory and William of Bamburgh chaplains to William of Cowton and John of Appleby chaplains of a tenement and 20 acres of land in the vill of Jarrow which were formerly William son of William's and which they were given by Margaret of Ogle.
Witnesses: John of Heworth of Hebburn, John Willy, Simon Figi, Thomas Simson, John Godwin, Thomas Alnmouth.
Date: Jarrow, 4 July 1392.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 290mm
Seal: Unidentified and a fragment, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.80v.
2.4.Spec.22   1 July 1392
Appointment by William of Cowton chaplain of John of Appelby chaplain as his attorney to take seisin of a tenement and 20 acres of land in the vill and territory of Jarrow, according an enfeoffment to them made by Thomas Emory and William of Bamburgh chaplains.
Date: Durham, 1 July 1392.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 290mm
Seal: Unidentified on a tongue with a wrapping tie below
Copies in: DCD Cart. II, f.79v; Cart. IV, f.61v.
2.4.Spec.23   [1345]
Notarial instrument reciting acta before the official of the bishop of Durham, reciting the following certification, with the cited inhabitants of Willington, (William Paule, Andrew son of Robert, William of Ryton, John of Hebburn, John of Hedworth, Richard Punchun) and the inhabitants of Wallsend, (William of Monkton, Richard son of Gilbert, William ?groom (garcon) of Matilda, Clement of Wallsend, Andrew Snell, William Boult, Henry Snell) not appearing, nor presenting a proctor or proctors, on Wednesday after St Michael, with William de Whalton present as the proctor of the prior and convent of Durham, nor on Monday before SS Simon and Jude, but on Monday after St Martin proctors for the inhabitants were presented, namely John del Raw of Wallsend and Patrick son of Thomas of Willington, as in their following appointment, and the inhabitants were to provide 3 farthings and benedicitional bread annually in the chapel of Holy Cross Wallsend.
Notary: Hugh dictus Palmer of Corbridge, clerk of Durham diocese, NP by apostolic authority, also present Master Richard of Tanfield and John of Seaton, advocates of the Durham consistory, Johj of Durham registrar of the consistory, and John of Langley clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 580 x 390mm
Seal: G&B No.3173 fragments, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.61v-63r.
   [5 October 1345]
Certification by the dean of Durham to the official of the bishop of Durham of having received and carried out the following mandate.
Date: Durham, 3 Non. October year as above.
   [23 September] 1345
Mandate from the official of Durham to the dean of Durham, as Thomas of Graystanes monk of Durham and master of Jarrow, its parochial church and dependent chapels, has shown by petition that the inhabitants of the vills of Willington and Wallsend were supposed to provide 3 farthings of silver and benedictional bread in the chapel of Holy Cross Wallsend but have not been doing so, that he is to cite the inhabitants of the vills of Willington and Wallsend to the Galilee in Durham on the Wednesday after St Michael.
Date: Durham, 9 Kal. October 1345.
   27 October 1345
Appointment by inhabitants of Willington, William Paule, Andrew son of Robert, William of Ryton, John of Hebburn, John of Hedworth, Richard ?Punchun; inhabitants of Wallsend, William of Monkton, Richard son of Gilbert, William ?groom (garcon) of Matilda, Clement of Wallsend, Andrew Snell, William Boult, Henry Snell of John del Raw of Wallsend and Patrick son of Thomas of Willington as their proctors generally and in particular in the case with the prior and convent of Durham over the annual provision of 3 farthings of silver and benedictional bread in the chapel of Holy Cross Wallsend.
Witnesses: William parochial chaplain of Wallsend, William John clerk.
Date: the churchyard of Wallsend chapel, 27 October 1345.
2.4.Spec.24   10 January 1491
Language:  English
Lease by John [Auckland] prior and the convent of Durham to John Raket of Durham of a parcel of ground between [Sotuh Shields mill] Shelys Milne and Ebyare, 40 yards long and 4 yards wide in Jarrow by the Tyne, from Whitsun next for 60 years, paying to the bursar 3s 4d annually at Martinmas and Whitsun, with distraints and access detailed, and also giving Raket a licence to dig a salt pan or many salt pans there, and to make pots for keeping the salt, and buildings, with the prior to provide timber and stone, and Raket entitled to remove his structures at the end of the lease.
Date: Durham, 10 January 1490/1.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Seal: G&B No.2055, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.105r.
Photocopy in Add Ms 1787.
2.4.Spec.25
Missing.
2.4.Spec.26   12 December [1502]
Quitclaim by John Batemanson LLD of London to Thomas [Castell] prior and the chapter or convent of Durham of his right to a salt pan on the prior and convent's land between their cell of Jarrow and the vill of South Shields.
Date: London, 12 December 18 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 340 mm
Seal: Unidentified on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.294v.
2.4.Spec.27   17 August 1499
Surrender by Lionel Bell of Southshields to Thomas [Castell] prior of Durham of a lease to him by John [Auckland] prior and the convent of Durham at Durham of 20 December 1489 to him and his wife Margaret of a parcel of land by the chapel of St Hild, Co Durham, with specified boundaries, for 60 years under certain terms and conditions, and he also gives them 2 iron salmas for boiling salt in for a certain sum of money.
Date: 17 August 1499.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 330 mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag with a description of the document, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.294v-295r.
2.4.Spec.28   20 December 1489
Lease by John [Auckland] prior and the convent of Durham to Lionel Bell and his wife Margaret of a parcel of land between the chapel of St Hild and South Shields extending from a large stone called a dulstane lying under le Hugh there to the eastern end of the parcel, and rising to the south towards a certain selion of land lying on le Kirkeway leading from Shields towards the said chapel, and by that selion towards the west to a ditch called le Prestdyke containing 65 virgates and in latitude from that selion south to le Grundheb of the River Tyne to the north thus including the new ditch on le Hugh, from St Martin next for 60 years, rendering annually at the exchequer in Durham 5s in equal portions at Pentecost and St Martin, with distraints detailed, and Lionel and Margaret may enclose the parcel and construct 3 salt pans for boiling salt and other buildings within the first year at their own cost, and can fell timber (12 pairs of sylez) from the prior's wood of le Hanyng and take stones from the quarry there by assignment of the terrar, repairs detailed, and they are to have wayleave and staleave, and ingress and egress to their parcel.
Date: Durham, 20 December 1489.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, [cancelled] by diagonal cuts down the left side and right edge
Size: 270 x 360mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, with a further blank parchment tag, each through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.295r-v.
2.4.Spec.29   [c.1300]
Draft quitclaim by Agnes daughter and heir of Robert son of Gode of Hedworth, in her legitimate power and prosperity, and with her good sense and illeso, to God and St Mary and SS Peter and Paul and the house of Jarrow and the monks living there, of her right by way of inheritance from her mother in the toft which her father Robert son of Gode leased to the master of Jarrow in the vill of Hedworth for life, lying between the tofts formerly of Nicholas the brewer and the ?tithe barn, and if any other document of her father's comes to light, then this will be quashed.
Witnesses: Simon Maiore of Hebburn, William his son, William son of Hugh, Walter his brother, John his brother, Smale Willi, Thomas Smith of Monkton, Robert of Hall, Peter of Hedworth.
With interlineations and erasures; in more than one hand.
Parchment, 1m, cut [filing] holes in the top left and bottom right corners
Size: 95 x 165-265mm
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.295v-296r.
2.4.Spec.30a   [later 12th century]
Quitclaim by ?Simon (Symund) of Hedworth, with the will and consent of his wife Margaret and his heirs, to the prior and monks of Durham of his right to 40 acres of land in the field of Hedworth, with a toft and croft in the same vill, towards the west, by the house of Richard son of Lyolfi, with common of pasture etc, for 8 marks given him in his great necessity.
Witnesses: Ralf of Multon, Henry of Wetwang (Wetewenge), Walter of Ferry (Feria), Roger of Ferry, Alan of Pittington (Pitindon), William of Monkton, Patrick of Hedworth (Hethewrthe), John of Hebburn, John of Jarrow (Girwe), John of Ketton, Richard Brown, William of Aycliffe (Akle), William of Fulwell, William of Bishopton.
Parchment, 1m, lined, prick-holes down each edge
Size: 125 x 190mm
Seal: G&B No.1242, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies in: DCD Cart. II, f.81r; Cart. Vet., f.80r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.115n.
2.4.Spec.30b   [later 12th century]
Duplicate of DCD 2.4.Spec.30a.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 170 x 105 mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
2.4.Spec.31
Missing.
2.4.Spec.32
Missing.
2.4.Spec.33
Missing.
2.4.Spec.34   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by Peter son of Simon of Hedworth (Hetthewurht) to God and St Mary and St Cuthbert of the prior and convent of Durham of his right to 7 tofts and 157 acres of land in the vill and territory of Hedworth, about which he has impleaded the said prior and convent by writ of the bishop of Durham before his justices itinerant in Durham.
Witnesses: Doms Thomas of Herrington, William of Yeland, Roger of Eppleton (Eplingden) milites, Roger of Usworth (Osewurht), John of Birtley, John of Farnacres, William of Washington, William of Southwick (Sutthewyc), John of Hedworth.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 240 mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.81v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.116n.
2.4.Spec.35
= 4.1.Pont.5.
2.4.Spec.36   [26 May] 1314
Grant by Hugh Colstan of Hedworth clerk and his wife Isolda to William Mayr of Hebburn, William of Fulwell, and William Toller of Monkton, wardens of the lights of St Mary in the church of Jarrow of a rent of 8s from all their lands in and outside the vill of Hedworth to support the chantry, from Pentecost 1314 for 6 years, 4s at Pentecost and 4s at St Martin in Winter.
Witnesses: Peter of Hedworth, John of clerk of the same, Robert of the Hall, Thomas Smith, William son of John.
Date: Jarrow church, Sunday Pentecost 7 Edward [II].
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, “abcdefgh” letters cut through, stained on the left side
Size: 95 x 210mm
Seal: unidentified part, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies in: Reg. I, f.i.42r
2.4.Spec.37   [22 December] 1399
Copy [inquisition] before Thomas of Claxton eschaetor [of Durham], with 12 jurors (named at the end: William Gategang, John Dolfanby, Richard of Redworth, Gilbert Eglyn, John de Castell, John Blackhead, Thomas Rogerley, William Boutflower, Thomas de Hoton, Thomas Huetson, William Ward de Hoton and Robert Binchester) stating that John of Hedworth of Southwick died on Monday after Michaelmas past [6 October 1399], holding of the bishop in chief 120 acres in Boldon for homage and fealty and 6s 8d a year, 94 acres 1 rood and 4 acres 1 rood of meadow there for 6s 8d a year, one messuage and all the land there that belonged to Adam Reed for 4s 4d a year, one messuage and all the land there that belonged to William son of Gilbert of Boldon for 6s 8d a year, land and tenements there that belonged to Roger of Burdon, Agnes of Southwick, Adam son of Simon of Cleadon and Matilda Gray for 6s a year, two messuages and 21 acres 1 rood in Whitburn for 8s a year, and 12 acres in burgage in Sunderland for 8s a year landmale; of the prior of Durham 118 acres in Southwick for 20s a year, 18 acres there for 9s a year {marg.: land that was called Watermanland, see fo.55[v-56r below], now called Mureland}; of the heirs of Richard del Donne {or Caime} in mesne 2 bovates {i.e. 24 acres} in {Megotes} Dene by Southwick for 1 lb cumin a year; of the prior 24 acres in Hedworth that belonged to William son of Peter of Hedworth for 3s a year, 25 acres {35 acres according to the rental} there that belonged to William Francis for 12d a year, 10 acres there that belonged to John Clerk for a pair of gloves a year, 15 acres there that belonged to Hugh Colstan for 1 lb cumin a year, 52 acres in {Hebburn} for 13s 4d a year and to the heirs of William Mayre of Hebburn 8s a year; from the master and brothers of Kepier hospital [Durham] a plot called the Marras for 13s 4d a year; all together worth 8 marks a year net; his son Robert the nearer heir, aged 12 and more.
Date: Durham, Monday before Christmas 12 Walter [Skirlaw] bishop [of Durham].
Parchment, 1m
Size: 240 x 320 mm
Copies in: DCD Cart. IV, f.63v.; Reg. I, f.i.34v-35r.
2.4.Spec.38
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.64r-65r.
2.4.Spec.39   [4 January 1347]
[Plea] before Thomas of Metham and the fellow justices of the bishop of Durhamby John [Fossor] prior of Durham against John of Hedworth [Hetheworth] for 3 acres of land in Hedworth, said by William of Cowton, former prior of Durham, to have been unjustly dispossessed from the priory. John of Hedworth defends himself through his lawyer John of Ripon, on grounds of absent witnesses. John of Hedworth loses the land to the priory.
[Plea] before Thomas of Metham and the fellow justices of the bishop of Durham by John [Fossor] prior of Durham against John of Hedworth over the claim that Richard of Claxton, former prior of Durham, had demsied for life a messuage in Hedworth.
Date: Durham, Wednesday after the Circumcision 2 Pont. Thomas [Hatfield] bishop [of Durham].
Parchment, 1m
Size: 290 x 230 mm
Seal: G&B No., on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.69r-v.
2.4.Spec.40   mid 14th century
Draft list of lands and rents received by John of Hedworth in Hedworth and paid to the bursar.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 160 x 200 mm
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.64r-v.
2.4.Spec.41
Missing.
2.4.Spec.42
Missing.
2.4.Spec.43   7 February 1539
Language:  English
Lease by Hugh [Whitehead] prior and the convent of Durham to Sir Ralph Hedworth knight and Anthony Hedworth gent, after much debate with the tenants, of 61 acres of land at Hedworth, that is 24 acres at the end of Hedworth within the Burns between the Careford and the New Park on the west side of the town, another 24 acres at Stotts House Pece bounding on the east on the marsh close and the odlande close on the west, another 3 acres called the Pugh acres bounding on the east on the 10 acres and on the west on the crokede hedlande, another 10 acres in the Brex bounding on the south on the Stotts House and on the east on the Stotts House Pece, to be held in severalty for 78 years; in exchange for 61 acres, that is 2 acres called the Clerks Yard and Collsgarth, 2 acres in the Hangingside, 2 acres in the Fraunchesside, 2 acres in the Lyingside, 3 acres in the Dedeflate, 6 acres in Castellway Pece, 2 acres in Little Castellway and Bell Pece, 4 acres in Sharpstane Pece, 3 acres on the west of Whitkell, 3 acres on Whynnyhill, 2 acres and a parcel of ground of 1 acre called Atkinson acre at Byrkeley, 4 acres at the headland of Hayemedwe, 1 acre on the west of the toft, 1 acre in Colson Kele garth, 2 acres bounding on Kowclose, 2 acres at Pygg tenement, 3 acres at Brader pece, 1 acre between the Burnes, 2 acres at the Horne, 10 acres in the Ox pasture, to be held for 78 years; with covenants detailed.
Date: 7 February 30 Henry VIII.
Parchment, 1m, indetned head, zig-zag
Size: 300 x 490mm
Seal: G&B No.1241 (bis), each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
2.4.Spec.44   [1218 x 1234]
Copy (later 13th century) grant at fee farm by R[alph Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham to Walter of Selby of 240 acres of waste in the territory of Heworth between Moreburn and Blakburn beginning at the River Tyne and extending south, for an annual payment of 6 marks, half at Rogation and half at St Martin, with 20s when help is required from free tenants.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 150mm
2.4.Spec.45
Missing.
3.4.Spec.1
Missing.
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.82r; Cart. Vet., f.82r-v.
3.4.Spec.2   [mid 13th century]
Grant by Alexander of Hilton (Helton), for the salvation of the souls of himself, his ancestors and heirs, to God and St Cuthbert and the church of St Peter Wearmouth to support a chaplain at the altar of St Lawrence celebrating for the departed in perpetuity, of 3 marks from his mill of Hilton, that is 20s at St Cuthbert in Lent and 20s at St Cuthbert in September.
Witnesses: Dom Robert son of Meldred, Dom John Haunsard, Dom Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Dom Jordan Hayrun, Dom Hugh of the chapel, Dom Simon de Chevedut, Dom Simon of Clifford.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 145 x 180mm
Seal: G&B No.1340, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.82v.
Printed: R. Surtees, History and Antiquities of the County of Durham, vol. II (1820), p.25
3.4.Spec.3
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.82v.
3.4.Spec.4
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.83r.
3.4.Spec.5   19 December 1436
Publication by the official of the bishop of Durham of the following diffinitive sentence.
Date: Durham, 19 December 1436.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 270 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.3174, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.65v.
   5 December 1435
Diffinitive sentence made by the official of the bishop of Durham in a dispute over the tithes of sheaves and hay from Overdenside and Bartwaytclose in Monkwearmouth pertaining to the parochial church there between the prior and convent of Durham and Dom John Blackwell chaplain of Hylton chapel, with the libel having been copied to Blackwell who denied it, and with witnesses heard, that the official by Master Thomas Tang proctor finds for the prior and convent who are to possess the tithes and Blackwell is thereby to be silent, as detailed in a composition between the prior and convent of Durham and the lord of Hylton.
Date: consistory court in the Galilee [chapel] Durham, 5 December 1435.
3.4.Spec.6   [1451]
Agreement between the prior and convent of Durham and William Hylton baron of Hylton, drawn up by Master John Norton Dec. Doc., concerning the ambiguities, doubts, difficulties and intricacies of an arbitration over the tithes of Hylton chapel, reciting the said following arbitration, and based upon the attached following perambulation made by Robert Johnson, John Chamber, Robert Chamber of Boldon, William Cropwell now of Newcastle, Thomas Nicolson of Hylton, and John Tomson of Monkwearmouth.
Witnesses: Baron Hylton, the said Master John Norton, Dom John Gateshead proctor of the prior and chapter of Durham, Dom Thomas Bradbury master of Wearmouth, Dom Thomas Whele his fellow there, Doms William Bedale and John Romondby rectors of the churches of Washington and Boldon, Doms Adam Jordan and Robert Staynton priests, Thomas Atkinson, Robert Wake and Robert Greencroft.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 230 x 370mm
Seal: G&B No.1349, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.65v-66r.
   11 November 1172
Arbitration by Dom H[ugh le Pusiet] bishop [of Durham] between Prior Germanus and the convent of St Cuthbert [Durham] and Alexander of Hylton about the chapel of Hylton and its endowment: Alexander will choose the chaplain and present him to the prior; the chaplain will have the tithes except for a thrave of oats for each ox on the priory's ploughlands but all the tithes from the carucate formerly Tubblard's should go to the chapel, and the tithes etc from four bovates of land formerly also Tubblard's held by Albert, Osbern, Outi and Ivelot, along with all the land of Risum, are to go to the priory, with Alexander and his heirs and the men of Hylton to come to the mother church with alms and oblations at the great feasts of Christmas, Easter, Pentecost and SS Peter and Paul, and the chaplain will make security for not serving fraudulently and he will be dismissed if this is not so.
Witnesses: Simon the chamberlan, William son of the archbishop, Henry the steward (dapifer), Walter the chaplain, William de Verci, Gilbert Ansard, Malchred son of Dolphin, William de Latun, Ralph Haget, Osbert son of William, William son of Hucgred, Helya of Farlington (Ferlit'), Patrick of Ufferton.
Date: St Martin 1172.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.67-69.
   [15 February] 1451
Language:   English
Perambulation and view of a carucate of land called Tubblard in the field of the town of Hylton.
Date: morrow of St Valentine 1450/1.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 195 x 320mm
attached to the preceding
3.4.Spec.7   22 April 1448
Lease by Thomas Bradbury monk master or warden of Monkwearmouth, with the consent of the prior and convent of Durham, to William Bedale rector of the parish church of Washington, of the tithes of a fishery in the Wear under Le Bughknoll in Le Estwode of Hylton in the parish of Monkwearmouth, that is from a place called Lambeden down to the vadum of Pabylyon, from St Andrew last for 3 years, rendering annually to the master at Michaelmas 6s 8d.
Date: 22 April 1448.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 115 x 235mm
Seal: G&B No.298, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.66v-67r.
Printed: R. Surtees, History and Antiquities of the County of Durham, vol. II (1820), p.25
3.4.Spec.8
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.67r-68r.
3.4.Spec.9   14 January 1460
Notarial instrument of John Lilford Leg. Doc. official of the consistory of Durham in a dispute over tithes between the prior and convent of Durham proprietor of the parochial church of Monkwearmouth and Dom Robert Staynton chaplain of Hylton, reciting and admitting the following protest, and giving Robert a date of 29 of this month to prove his protest.
Date: Durham, 14 January 1459/60.
Notary: Thomas Wolhouse, clerk of York diocese, NP by apostolic authority, registrar of the consistory of Durham, eschatocol recited.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 250 x 315mm
Seal: fragments, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.68r-v.
   2 October 1459
Protest by Robert against the libel of the prior and chapter of Durham saying that they had detained tithes unjustly against the composition between Germanus prior and the chapter of Durham and Alexander of Hylton.
Date: 2 October 1459.
3.4.Spec.10   26 April 1460
Letters tesimonial of Adam Coppandale Leg. Doc. official of the court of York to the prior and convent of Durham admitting and reciting the appeal of Dom Robert Staynton chaplain of Hylton chapel appellant against the prior and convent of Durham the appealed over the tithes of sheaves of Litilteend in the parish of Monkwearmouth.
Date: York, 26 April 1460.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 135 x 315mm
Seal: G&B No.3247, on a tongue, with a [wrapping tie] stub below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.68v.
3.4.Spec.11   [15 July 1461]
Language:   English
Inhibition of John Lawyson, by authority of the pope, to the prior and convent of Durham that they are to do nothing to the prejudice of Robert Staynton perpetual keeper of the chapel of Hylton given their case in the court of Rome, and also summoning the prior and convent tp appear before the pope or Dr Bernard ?Romia auditor in 80 days time or the next law day thereafter, bringing appropriate documentation concerning the case.
Endorsed (in Latin and a different hand) that this citation was made on the Translation of St Swithin 15 Juy 1461.
Paper, 1p
Size: 210 x 290mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.68v-69r.
3.4.Spec.12   [later 14th century]
Petitions of the proctor of the prior and convent of Durham on behalf of Monkwearmouth church from the executors of the late Dom Robert of Hylton miles, namely: better armour for his body price £20; a red pullanum price 5 marks for the mortuary of Robert son of Robert lord of Hylton; a palfrey with apparel price £20; 20 marks from the oblations and obventions of a chapel newly built within Monkwearmouth; 10 quarters of wheat and 20 quarters of oats owed as tithes; £9 for a loan; £10 for an annual fee of £1 over 10 years.
Parchment, 1m, original tear with a contemporary stitched repair, diamond-shaped [filing] hole in the bottom left corner
Size: 145 x 190mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.69r.
3.4.Spec.13   [c.25 April] 1297
Presentation by Robert of Hylton to Dom Richard de Hoton prior of Durham, according to an agreement between their predecessors, of Geoffrey of Levisham clerk to the chapel of Hylton, as Dom Philip of Wakefield last held it.
Date: Durham, ? after St Mark 1297.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 60 x 245mm
Seal: residue on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.83r.
3.4.Spec.14   [2 April] 1254
Presentation by Robert of Hylton son and heir of the late Dom Alexander of Hylton to B[ertram of Middleton] prior of Durham presenting William de Loveltille clerk to the chapel of Hylton.
Sealed with the seal of the archbishop of York.
Date: Sumerton, 4 Non. April 1254.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 40 x 170mm
Seal: fragment, on a tongue, with a [wrapping tie] stub below
3.4.Spec.15   9 December 1321
Presentation by Robert lord of Hylton to William of Cowton prior of Durham, as per a composition between their predecessors, of Dom Thomas of Hylton chaplain to the chapel of Hylton as last held by Geoffrey of Levisham.
Date: Hylton, 9 December 1321.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 60 x 220mm
Seal: G&B No.1344, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.83r-v; Cart. IV, f.69r.
3.4.Spec.16   [29 July] 1338
Presentation by Alexander lord of Hylton to William of Cowton prior of Durham, as per a composition between their predecessors, of Dom William of Hylton chaplain to the chapel of Hylton as last held by Thomas of Hylton.
Date: Hylton, 4 Kal. August 1338.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 60 x 270mm
Seal: G&B No.1341, on a tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.69v.
3.4.Spec.17   24 September 1367
Presentation by Robert of Hylton miles and lord of Hylton to John [Fossor] prior of Durham to the chantry chapel of Hylton, on the resignation of Dom ?Eufemson the last parson, of Dom John de Askeby priest.
Date: Hylton, 24 September 1367.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 325mm
Seal: G&B No.1345 (part), on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.69v.
3.4.Spec.18   5 December 1414
Presentation by William of Hylton to John [of Hemingbrough] prior of Durham to the chapel of Hylton, as per a composition between their predecessors, of William Bingham chaplain, as Dom John Kelloe priest last held it.
Date: 5 December 1414.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.1351, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.69v.
3.4.Spec.19   17 June 1439
Presentation by Robert of Hylton miles to John [Wessington] prior of Durham to the chapel of Hylton, as per a composition between their predecessors, of Lawrence Martin chaplain, as Dom John Blackwell priest has now vacated.
Date: Hylton, 17 June 1439.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 270mm
Seal: G&B No.1347 (part), on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.69v.
3.4.Spec.20   23 March 1434
Presentation by William of Hylton miles to John [Wessington] prior of Durham to the chapel of Hylton, as per a composition between their predecessors, of John Blackwell chaplain, replacing Dom William Bingham priest.
Date: Hylton, 23 March 1433/4.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 340mm
Seal: G&B No.1351, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.69v.
3.4.Spec.21   7 December 1321
Resignation by Geoffrey of Levisham chaplain of Hylton chapel to William [of Cowton] prior of Durham.
Sealed with his own seal and, as his is often unknown, that of the dean of Durham.
Date: Durham, 7 December 1321.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 65 x 235mm
Seal: G&B No.3315 & another, conjoined by thread, both on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.83v.
3.4.Spec.22   [1234 x 1244]
Admission by Thomas [Melsonby] prior of Durham of Master John of Dartford (Dertheford) chaplain as chaplain of Hylton on the presentation of N[icholas] Farnham, who then had custody of the lands formerly of Alexander of Hylton, reciting the following arbitration.
Parchment, 1m, lined, indented head, wavy, “carta” cut through
Size: 140 x 180mm
Seal: G&B No.222, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.83v-84r; Cart. IV, f.70r.
   11 November 1172
Arbitration between Prior Germanus and the convent of St Cuthbert [Durham] and Alexander of Hylton about the chapel of Hylton and its endowment.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.67-69.
3.4.Spec.23   15 January 1463
Admission by John [Burnaby] prior of Durham of Dom Richard Cresswell chaplain to Hylton chapel, reciting the following presentation and the affirmation by John Lilford Leg. Doc. official of the consistory court of Durham, William Seton Sac. Pag. Prof. and his fellow monk William Laybourn LLB.
Date: Durham, 15 January 1462/3.
Paper, 1p, some damage with occasional text lost
Size: 200 x 285mm
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.70r-v; Reg. IV, f.148r-v.
   26 November 1462
Presentation by John Lunde and Thomas Ascheley clerks and William Rakett gent feoffees of William Hylton late baron and lord of Hylton to John [Burnaby] prior of Durham to the chapel of Hylton, as per a composition between their predecessors, of Richard Creswell priest to replace the late Dom Robert Staynton.
Date: 26 November 1462.
Original: DCD 3.4.Spec.26.
3.4.Spec.24   [11 December] 1321
Oath of Thomas perpetual chaplain of Hylton chapel to the prior and convent of Durham rectors of the church of Wearmouth that he will be obedient to the mother church of Wearmouth according to a composition between Hugh [le Puiset] bishop of Durham, Germanus prior of Durham and Alexander of Hylton.
Date: Durham, 3 Id. December 1321.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 240mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.84r.
3.4.Spec.25   28 June 1449
Oath of Robert Staynton perpetual chaplain of Hylton chapel to the prior and convent of Durham rectors of the church of Wearmouth that he will be obedient to the mother church of Wearmouth according to a composition between Hugh [le Puiset] bishop of Durham, Germanus prior of Durham and Alexander of Hylton.
Date: 28 June 1449.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 255mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.70v.
3.4.Spec.26   26 November 1462
Presentation by John Lunde and Thomas Ascheley clerks and William Rakett gent feoffees of William Hylton late baron and lord of Hylton to John [Burnaby] prior of Durham to the chapel of Hylton, as per a composition between their predecessors, of Richard Creswell priest to replace the late Dom Robert Stanton.
Date: 26 November 1462.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 300mm
Seal: G&B Nos.93 & 2053 and another unidentified, each on a tongue
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.70v; Reg. IV, f.148r-v; Loc.X:34; in 3.4.Spec.23.
3.4.Spec.27   16 January 1463
Oath of Richard Cresswell perpetual chaplain of Hylton chapel to the prior and convent of Durham rectors of the church of Wearmouth that he will be obedient to the mother church of Wearmouth according to a composition between Hugh [le Puiset] bishop of Durham, Germanus prior of Durham and Alexander of Hylton, and renouncing all appeals and processes of Dom Robert Staynton former chaplain in the Roman curia or elsewhere.
Date: Durham, 16 January 1462/3.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 325mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.70v.
3.4.Spec.28
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.77v.
3.4.Spec.29
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.77v-78r.
3.4.Spec.30   [1414 x 1434]
Copy of a libel before the official of the bishop of Durham in a case between the prior and convent of Durham against Dom William Bingham chaplain of Hylton chapel, that Bingham was not adhering to the following recited arbitration, despite having sworn to do so, taking tithes especially of hay, from the water mill and Berthwayte Close, and that he should restore them to the value of £40.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 205 x 330mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.78r-v.
   11 November 1172
Arbitration of Hugh [le Puiset] bishop of Durham between Prior Germanus and the convent of St Cuthbert [Durham] and Alexander of Hylton about the chapel of Hylton and its endowment.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.67-69.
3.4.Spec.31   [c.1440s]
Copies of documents concerning Hylton tithes:
- Arbitration of [Hugh le Puiset] bishop of Durham between Prior Germanus and the convent of St Cuthbert [Durham] and Alexander of Hylton about the chapel of Hylton and its endowment, 11 November 1172.
- Admission of Lawrence chaplain to Hylton chapel after John Blackwell on the presentation of Robert Baron Hylton, 20 September 1439.
- Grant by the prior and convent of Durham to the lord of Hylton that he, his wives and children, and their children, can be buried in Hylton chapel, and that Robert Lord Hylton can collect the tithes of Hylton, Risom and Newton, 1313.
- Diffinitive sentence against John Blackwell former chaplain of Hylton over tithes due to Monkwearmouth church from Overndenside and Berthwaithclose, 19 December 1436.
- John Nicholson of Fulwell husbandman stated that William Maii, in the time of Prior Robert Walworth and William Aislaby terrar, collected tithes from Overdenside after the battle of Otterburn for 5 years for Fulwell manor when John Monkton was reeve, 1435.
- Inquisition held at Hylton by William Baron Hylton stating that William Bingham chaplain of Hylton chapel took tithes from itemised lands of the manor of Hylton, 17 June 1428 (written in two different hands).
Paper, 1p
Size: 430 x 290mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.71r-v.
3.4.Spec.32   [mid 15th century]
[Evidences] for Newton by Hylton being in the parish of Monkwearmouth from [bursar's] rentals of 1341, 1342, 1343 and 1344 (corresponding entries are found in the tithes section of bursar's rentals for all but the first, lost due to damage to Bursar's Book C f.16v; the others are Bursar's Book A f.60v, 72v and 88v, which form part of the rentals for 1342, 1342/3 and 1343/4) and also the bursar's accounts of 1330, 1335, 1338, 1339, 1343 and 1344. Also in a cirograph of 1313 Dom Robert of Hylton allowed the prior and convent of Durham to collect the tithes of corn and hay from the vills of Hylton, Rysom and Newton.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 240 x 290mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.71v-72r.
3.4.Spec.33
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.78v.
3.4.Spec.34
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.72r-v.
3.4.Spec.35
Missing.
3.4.Spec.36   [c.1439]
Draft libel before Master John Lounde sequestrator and commissary general of Robert bishop of Durham and John Lethom official and commissary general LLB in a case between the prior and convent of Durham against Robert baron of Hylton over his entitlement to the tithes of Hylton, reciting the following arbitration and stating that he had withheld the tithes due to Monkwearmouth church for 4 years.
With cancellations and interlineations.
Paper, 1p, small central tear in the head
Size: 305 x 300mm
   11 November 1172
Arbitration between Prior Germanus and the convent of St Cuthbert [Durham] and Alexander of Hylton about the chapel of Hylton and its endowment.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.67-69.
3.4.Spec.37   [c.1439]
The first part of another version of a draft libel before Master John Lounde sequestrator and commissary general of Robert bishop of Durham and John Lethom official and commissary general LLB in a case between the prior and convent of Durham against Robert baron of Hylton, his son William and Alexander, Robert's brother.
With cancellations and interlineations.
Paper, 1p
Size: 140 x 290mm
3.4.Spec.38a   [c.1439]
Language:   English
Grievances put to William Hylton son and heir to Robert Baron Hylton by the proctor of the prior of Durham and his monks William Lyham former keeper of Monkwearmouth and John Booth his fellow monk there.
A Scotsman John Potts at various times broke open the doors of the cell at Monkwearmouth and took away corn and hay, and also set his horse on the hay at Old Kirk, assaulted the clerk in the sanctuary, and, with fellows, and long pikes, staves and long daggers, assaulted the keeper and his fellow outside the choir door and took a silver mavlyn. Then William of Hylton, the son and heir, came into the choir without due reverence, swore, and said that John Booth should be sent to Durham with his feet tied under a horse and also assaulted the keeper, taking his hood off down to the neck, so that both the keeper and Booth feared to stay in the place.
Paper, 1p, central tear in the head and top right corner missing
Size: 220 x 295mm
3.4.Spec.38b   [c.1439]
Draft of 3.4.Spec.38a, with some cancellations and interlineations.
Paper, 1p
Size: 230 x 295mm
3.4.Spec.39   [1457 x 1476]
Monition, by the president of the consistory court of Durham, in accordance with the mandate by Lawrence [Booth] bishop of Durham, for objectors to appear before the bishop, who intends on the last day of the present month of August in his chapel of Auckland to exemplify at the petition of the prior and chapter of Durham a schedule for the part of Robert Staynton, claiming to be chaplain of the chapel of Hylton, recently affixed to this door, and muniments of the prior and chapter concerning their rights in and possession of the parish-church of Monk Wearmouth.
Paper, 1p
Size: 85 x 290mm
Seal: G&B No.3174, parts, applied on the left side
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.296r-v.
4.4.Spec.1
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.72v-74v.
4.4.Spec.2a   [c.1460]
?Draft tuitorial appeal before the official of the court of York by the proctor of Dom Robert Staynton chaplain or warden perpetual of the chapel of Hylton in a case against the prior and chapter of Durham over the tithes of Litelteend which had been received by the chaplain of Hylton for 60 years or more according to a composition between Germanus prior of Durham and Alexander Hylton, appealing against the inhibition and excommunication of Staynton by Master John Lilford official of the consistory court of Durham from the autumn of 1459.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 250 x 330mm
4.4.Spec.2b   [c.1460]
Draft of DCD 4.4.Spec.2a, but missing the end. With cancellations, and in varying hands.
Paper, 1p, damaged with some holes and tears
Size: 415 x 290mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.74v-75r.
4.4.Spec.3
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.75r-v.
4.4.Spec.4
Missing.
4.4.Spec.5   [c.1460]
Language:   English
Complaints of the prior and convent of Durham against Baron Hylton, his son William Hylton and his brother Alexander, that tithes are not paid for Hylton chapel to the other church of Monkwearmouth, they do not make their due offerings there, the chaplain of Hylton has not sworn his oath to the prior and convent, the master of Monkwearmouth was assaulted in the choir of his church. With a second, fuller version.
Draft, with interlineations and cancellations.
Endorsed (contemporary) as being in Anglico)
Paper, 1p
Size: 430 x 295mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.75v-76v.
4.4.Spec.6   [c.1435]
?Draft libel before the official of the bishop of Durham of the prior and convent of Durham against Dom John Blackwell chaplain of Hylton chapel over tithes: Monkwearmouth has been a church of the prior and convent of Durham and Hylton chapel is in its parish; the tithes belong to Monkwearmouth except for certain tithes as detailed in a composition between Germanus prior of Durham and Alexander Baron Hylton; Dom Blackwell swore to uphold the composition on his admission to the chapel; Blackwell unjustly detained tithes from detailed places in 1434; and he has refused to make restitution; all this is common knowledge in the area.
With an exception made before the said official by Dom John Blackwell asserting that the tithes for Owerdensyde and Segeswell had been paid for 40 years or more until the intervention of Dom Robert Moorby monk of Durham and proctor of the prior and convent.
With a footnote that after this exception Robert [Moorby] came to Finchale priory.
Endorsed (contemporary) as handed over to Dom Robert Westmorland that he might show it to the prior.
Paper, 1p
Size: 295 x 225mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.76v-77r.
4.4.Spec.7   22 October 1471
Bond by Richard Boweman, newly admitted chaplain of the chapel of Hylton in the parish of Monkwearmouth, Durham diocese, stating that he has taken a bodily oath that he will be obedient to the prior and convent of Durham, rectors of the church of Wearmouth, in all and sundry mandates of the church and will keep all and sundry contained in a certain agreement made by Hugh [of Le Puiset], formerly bishop of Durham, between Germanus, onetime prior of Durham, and the convent thereof on the one part and Alexander Hilton' on the other concerning the aforesaid chapel and the chaplain who is to serve therein, and, insofar as he can, will cause any others who are to stay there to keep them and will preserve indemnified in all its rights the mother church of Wearmouth, of which the chapel is known to be a dependent. He publicly renounces any appeals and their proceedings interposed in the Roman curia or elsewhere by Robert Staynton', onetime chaplain thereof, and all and sundry apostolic letters sought or to be sought in that regard, so that they neither give advantage (suffragium) to Richard nor bring harm to the prior and convent in future.
With his signet attached.
Date: Bearpark, 22 October 1471.
Witnesses: Richard Cresswell chaplain, Richard Claxton gent, and Roger Morland clerk (added ?later).
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 320mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a [wrapping tie] stub below
Copy: DCD Reg. Parv. III, f.187r.
4.4.Spec.8   [?1430s]
?Draft libel before the official of the bishop of Durham for the church of Monkwearmouth against John Birtley rector of the church of Washington in a case over the spoliation of fish tithes at Newton by Hylton when John Thomson caught two titheable salmon in the River Wear for which 20d was due.
With some interlineation.
Paper, 1p
Size: 260 x 295mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.296v-297r.
4.4.Spec.9   4 March 1467
Notarial instrument reciting a commission of revocation of Bernard Romia Doc Dec papal chaplain and auditor re the appeal of Robert Staynton chaplain or warden of Hylton chapel before John Wenselydale official of the court of York in a case of tithes against the prior and convent of Durham, and other commissions.
Witnesses: Masters Herman Byntrion and Henry de Palud.
Date: the refectory, Wednesday 4 March 1467 Pont.3 Pope Paul II.
Notary: John Hocus alias Makart clerk of diocese, NP by postolic and imperial authority, eschatocol recited.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 500 x 460mm
Seal: G&B No.3715, in a metal skippet, on cords through two holes in a turnup
Decoration: elaborated initial letter and first few words
4.4.Spec.10   22 January 1504
Presentation by William Hylton miles, to Thomas Castell, prior of Durham, of Robert Spragayn clerk, to the chapel of Hylton, whereof the presentation is known to pertain to William by reason of an agreement between his and the prior's predecessors; notifying the prior that Richard Bowman, who last served the chapel, has gone the way of all flesh.
Date: Hylton, 22 January 1503/4.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 270mm
Seal: G&B No.1350, on a tongue
Copy: DCD Reg. V, f.75v.
4.4.Spec.11   27 January 1504
Written oath by Robert Spragayn, newly-admitted chaplain of the chapel of Hylton in Monkwearmouth par., stating that he has sworn to the prior and convent of Durham, rectors of Monkwearmouth: that he will obey all lawful and honest mandates of the Church, and observe all the contents of a certain composition made by Hugh [of le Puiset], sometime bishop of Durham, between Germane sometime prior and the convent of Durham, on the one side, and Alexander Hylton on the other side, concerning the chapel and the chaplain to serve there, and that he will cause others who are to reside there to observe the same; that he will preserve the church of Wearmouth, from which the said chapel depends, indemnified in all its rights, to the extent of his power; and renouncing any appeals and their processes interposed at the Roman curia or elsewhere by Robert Staynton, once chaplain of the said chapel, and any apostolic letters obtained or to be obtained in that regard, such that in future they neither lend assistance to him nor bring harm to the prior and convent.
Under his signet.
Witnesses: Thomas Lawson, monk, William Allgood, chaplain, Robert Lambert and Henry Kyllynghall, gentlemen.
Date: Durham, 27 January 1503/4.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 335mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Reg. V, f.75v.
4.4.Spec.12
Not here.
4.4.Spec.13
Not here.
4.4.Spec.14   [c.1437]
Draft evidence of the prior of Durham concerning the passage between Monkwearmouth and Sunderland, citing extracts from Bede and the Boldon Book and entries in the accounts of the master of Wearmouth (1335-1434) and the bursar (1384), along with various grants and confirmations of various kings and bishops of Durham, and comparing the rights in the passages between Berwick and Tweedmouth, and over the Derwent at Howden.
Paper, 1p
Size: 420 x 295mm
Fair copy: DCD Loc.II:6.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.303r-304r.
4.4.Spec.15   1459
Copies of documents in the case of Robert Staynton and the tithes of Hylton chapel.
Endorsed (contemporary) with a description and some unrelated notes.
Paper, 1p, some staining on the right side
Size: 330 x 290mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.302r-v.
   15 September 1459
Mandate of the official of the consistory court of Durham to Thomas More of Southwick of the parish of Monkwearmouth, in a dispute over tithes at Litilteynd between the prior and convent of Durham and Dom Robert Staynton chaplain of Hylton, to collect the tithes, and certify his actions on the morrow of the next synod.
Date: 15 September 1459.
   20 October 1459
Mandate of the official of the consistory court of Durham to all parochial churches in the archdeaconry of Durham to denounce the excommunication of Dom RObert Staynton chaplain of Hylton in their churches over the tithes of Litiltend in the pairhs of Monkwearmouth.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 20 October 1459.
   [1459]
Language:   English
Certificate of having received the last, including a translation of it.
5.Spec.
1.5.Spec.1   [1162 x 1189]
Grant by Germanus prior and the chapter of St Cuthbert of Durham to Hugh of Morwick (Morewic) in fee and heredity of the vill of Preston with its right bounds, rendering annually 40s, that is 20s at St Martin and 20s at Rogation.
Witnesses: William the archdeacon, Simon the chamberlain, Master Richard of Coldingham, Simon the chaplain, Gilbert Hansart, Philip the sheriff, Richard de Parco, Achar miles, Walter the seneschal.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 155mm
Seal: G&B No.3427, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.84r.
1.5.Spec.2
= 1.2.Reg.12.
1.5.Spec.3
= 1.1.Pap.26.
1.5.Spec.4   [later 12th century]
Grant by Hugh of Morwick to his wife Aline of Preston as her dower for the service owed by the vill to the monks.
Witnesses: Odenel de Humf', Ernulf of Morwick, John son of Odard, Walter Bataille, Richard Maltalant, Nicholas of Morwick, Robert, Richard of Morwick, Gilbert of Morwick, Hugh of Biddleston (Butlesden), William Mal't, Bernard the clerk.
Parchment, 1m, lower corners trimmed off
Size: 105 x 175mm
Seal: G&B No.1834, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.84v.
Printed: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol.v, (Newcastle 1899), p.346n.
1.5.Spec.5   [1260]
Lease by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and convent of Durham to Dom William le Latimer of all the lands in Preston and Simonside (Simundset), which they have by reason of the wardship of Hugh son and heir of Hugh of Morwick, until his full age, rendering annually 13 marks, but since they had made a promise to the said William and at the instance and petition of his friends, they have remitted the 13 marks down to 3 marks, to be paid at their exchequer in Durham at two terms, half at Pentecost 1260 and half at St Martin in the same year, free of all demands etc except for the 3 marks and the suit at their court that Hugh the father of the [ward] Hugh used to do.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, ? “cyrographum” cut through, with a diamond-shaped [filing] hole in the bottom right corner
Size: 130 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.1557, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.84v-85r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.14-15n.
1.5.Spec.6   [21 December] 1305
Lease by Dom Robert of Lumley miles to Robert Cook of Simonside and Peter Brande of the same of his part of the demesne in the territory of Preston formerly leased by Robert and Peter from Margery formerly sister of Ralph, from Christmas for 20 years, rendering annually 20 marks, half at the Nativity of St John the Baptist and half at Christmas, with pasture for their animals wherever Robert had it, and with no waste or pasture to be cultivated without Robert's assent, and with the buildings t be maintained is good state as they are now, or better, with William Prestisman of Newton, Adam dictus Rede of the same, William clerk of Simonside (Simounddisset), Osbert Brewster (Brouster) of Hedworth as their guarantors.
Sealed by Robert, Robert and Peter and their guarantors.
Witnesses: John de Bedyk, John of Usworth (Oseworth), John of Birtley, William of Southwick (Suthwik).
Date: Bentron, St Thomas the Apostle 1305.
Parchment, 1m, lined, indented head, zig-zag, “abcdefghjklmnopq” cut through
Size: 170 x 265mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 2 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.85r-v.
1.5.Spec.7   15 April [1389]
Grant by John Fullor clerk and John of Sadbergh to Ralph of Lumley miles and Aleanor his wife of all their lands and tenements, rents and villein (nativos) services with their continuances, and fisheries in Simonside and Preston by Jarrow with which they had formerly been enfeoffed by Ralph.
Witnesses: John of Hedworth of Hebburn, John Willy, Thomas Willy, Gibert Eglyn, William of Lambton.
Date: 15 April 12 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 275mm
Seal: G&B No.1030 & 2144, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.85v.
1.5.Spec.8   15 April [1389]
Appointment by Ralph of Lumley miles and his wife Eleanor of Walter of Aislaby and Robert Hunter as their attornies to receive seisin of all the lands etc in Simonside and Preston by Jarrow as in the charter of John Fullor clerk and John of Sadbergh.
Date: 15 April 12 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 260mm
Seal: G&B Nos.1652 & 1668, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.85v-86r.
1.5.Spec.9   30 April 1389
Quitclaim by Ralph of Lumley miles, to William of Cowton chaplain, John of Appleby chaplain, and Robert Abell chaplain of all his rights to the lands etc in Preston and Simonside, near Jarrow.
Date: last day of April 1389, 12 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 122 x 267mm
Seal: G&B No.1667, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.86r-v.
1.5.Spec.10a    22 April 1389
Final concord in the court of Bishop Walter [Skirlaw] before his justices Thomas Gray, William Gascon, Hugh of Westwick, and John of Preston, between William of Cowton, chaplain, John of Appleby, chaplain, and Robert Abell, chaplain, querulents, and Ralph of Lumley chivaler and his wife Eleanor, deforciants, over the grant of two parts of the manors of Preston and Simonside near Jarrow by the deforciants to the querulents, for which the querulents have given the deforciants an unmewed sparrowhawk (espervarium sorum).
Date: Durham, Thursday of the week of Easter 12 Richard II, Pont. 1.
At the foot in another hand: given on 22 April 1388 (sic).
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, “cyrographum” cut through on the top and left side
Size: 130 x 310mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.86v.
1.5.Spec.10b   [22 April 1389]
Duplicate of 1.5.Spec.10a (without the footnote).
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, “cyrographum” cut through on the top and right side
Size: 130 x 300mm
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.86v.
1.5.Spec.11   30 April [1389]
Quitclaim by Robert Abell chaplain to William of Cowton and John of Appleby chaplains, of all his rights to the lands etc. in Simonside (Symondeset) and Preston, near Jarrow with which they had been enfeoffed by Ralph Lumley miles and his wife Eleanor.
Witnesses: William of Bowes and William of Washington milites , Robert Fenrother, and John of Killerby
Date: Durham, 30 April 12 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 140 x 330mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.87r.
1.5.Spec.12   20 September 1392
Quitclaim by Robert Abell chaplain to the prior and convent of Durham, of all his rights to the lands, etc. in Simonside and Preston, near Jarrow, which he held jointly with William of Cowton and John of Appleby chaplains, by the feoffment of Ralph of Lumley miles and his wife Eleanor.
Witnesses: Master John of Hackthorpe clerk, Robert of Masham, John of Killerby.
Date: Durham, 20 September 1392.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 318mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turn-up
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.86v-87r.
1.5.Spec.13   [10 April] 1393
Quitclaim by John of Chester chaplain to the prior and convent of Durham, of all his rights to two parts of the manor of Preston and two parts of the ville of Simonside, parcel of that manor, formerly held by Ralph Lumley miles and his wife Eleanor.
Witnesses: William of Bowes and William of Washington milites, Walter of Hawick, Thomas Menevyll.
Date: Durham, Thursday in Easter week 1393.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 92 x 294mm
Seal: G&B No.583, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.87r-v.
1.5.Spec.14   16 February [1368]
Copy of writ of Edward III to Th[omas Hatfield] bishop of Durham, requiring him to hand to the prior of Durham the messuage and lands of Ralph Bulmer, deceased, now in his hands, and also all issues received therefrom while in his hands.
Date: Westminster, 16 February 42 Edward III.
Paper, 1p
Size: 100 x 300mm
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.78v-79r; Reg. II, f.262r.
1.5.Spec.15   17 April [1389]
Appointment by Ralph of Lumley and his wife Eleanor of Hugh of Corbridge, William Barry, and John of Denton, as their attorneys to deliver seisin of all their lands etc in Simonside and Preston near Jarrow, to William of Cowton, John of Appleby, and Robert Abell, chaplains.
Date: 17 April 12 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 88 x 263mm
Seal: G&B Nos.1652 & 1666, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.86r.
1.5.Spec.16   17 April [1389]
Grant by Ralph of Lumley miles and his wife Eleanor of all their lands etc in Simonside and Preston, near Jarrow, to William of Cowton, John of Appleby, and Robert Abell, chaplains.
Witnesses: Thomas of Claxton, William of Elmden, Alan of Billingham, Gilbert of Elvet, John of Killinghall, Hugh of Burnigill (Bronnynghill), Gilbert Eglyn.
Date: 17 April 12 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 261 x 124mm
Seal: G&B Nos.1652 & 1666, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.86r.
1.5.Spec.17   15 April [1389]
Appointment by John Fuller clerk of John of Sadbergh as his attorney to deliver seisin to Ralph of Lumley miles and his wife Eleanor of all the lands in Simonside and Preston near Jarrow with which he and John of Sadbergh had formerly been enfoeoffed by the said Ralph.
Date: 15 April 12 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 270 x 76 mm
Seal: G&B No.1030, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.85v.
1.5.Spec.18   [23 April] 1389
Quitclaim by John Fuller, chaplain, and John of Sadbergh, to William of Cowton, John of Appleby, and Robert Abell chaplains, for all the lands of Simonside and Preston near Jarrow with which they had been enfoeffed by Ralph of Lumley miles.
Date: Durham, St Gregory the Martyr 1389.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 278 x 115mm
Seal: G&B Nos.1032 & 2143, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.229v.
1.5.Spec.19
Never existed.
1.5.Spec.20   [11 November] 1336
Agreement between Dom Robert of Lumley miles and William clerk of Simonside, Robert Cook, and Peter Brand, that Lumley had leased them his part of his mill at Preston for 12 years, with no hindrance to their ingress and egress from Lumley, rendering annually 30s at Pentecost and St Martin, with Robert to supply all the necessaries for the mill, with Lumley supplying as guarantors John son of Hugh of Hebburn, Robert of Hall and William le Northmere.
Date: St Martin 1336.
Parchment, 1m, indented heasd, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 241 x 120mm
Seal: G&B Nos.370, 1306 and an unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.230v.
1.5.Spec.21   [c.1300]
Language:  French
Appointment by John de Roseles of William of Lumley as his attorney, responsible for delivering the seisin of his lands in the manor of Preston upon Tyne, Simonside, and Longhirst to Roger of Lumley and his wife Sibile.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 44 x 183mm
Seal: G&B No.2117, on a parchment tag, with an extra parchment tag
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.79r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.117n.
1.5.Spec.22   [25 November] 1363
Language:  French
Grant by Marmaduke of Lumley to his brother Thomas of Lumley of all his lands within the bounds of Preston and Simonside.
Witnesses: Sir John of Chilton and Sir William of Washington chevallers, Richard of Hedworth, William of Kirtkby, John of Hardwick.
Date: Simonside, St Katherine 1363.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 222mm
Seal: G&B No.1662, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
1.5.Spec.23   [25 November] 1363
Language:  French
Appointment by Marmaduke of Lumley of John of Hardwick to deliver seisin of the lands of Preston and Simonside to his brother Thomas of Lumley.
Date: Simonside, St Katherine 1363.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 72 x 205mm
Seal: G&B No.1662, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.229v-230r.
1.5.Spec.24   [11 October] 1353
Quitclaim of John of Lumley (Lomeley) miles to Dom Marmaduke of Lumley of his right to two parts of the manor of Preston by Jarrow for life.
Date: Durham, Friday after St Dionysius 1353.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 60 x 222mm
Seal: G&B No.1657, on a tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.230r.
1.5.Spec.25   [3 November[ 1368
Language:  French
Appointment by Thomas of Lumley of his brother William of Lumley to receive his farms and rents from Simonside and Preston due to the bishop of Durham.
Date: Rotesey, Friday after All Saints 1368.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 242mm
Seal: G&B No.1673, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.230r.
1.5.Spec.26   5 September 1392
Grant by William of Cowton and John of Appleby chaplains to the prior and convent of Durham of the reversion of 7 messuages in Elvet in Durham which Matilda, who was the wife of William Alman, holds for her life of their inheritance and which should revert to them after her death, and also a messuage in Elvet in Durham which Matilda holds for her life of ther inheritance and which after her death ought to return to Agnes of Langley for her life, and after the death of both of them reverts to William and John; they also grant to the prior and convent of Durham: a messuage and 20 acres of land in Jarrow, once of William son of William; a messuage and 10 acres of land in Fery, once of William Ynt; 3 messuages and 7 acres of land in Cokyn; 10 acres of land in East Merrington, once of the late Thomas of Morpeth formerly vicar there; a croft in Smethalgh near Durham, once of William Haswell chaplain; a messuage and an acre at the end of New Elvet near Smethalgh, once of Alice of Birtby; a messuage in the borough of Elvet, once of the same Alice; a waste messuage in Ratonrawe, once of the said William Haswell; a messuage in the said Ratonrawe, once of Richard Stanley and Robert Draper; a messuage in Old Elvet in Durham, once of Thomas Swan; a messuage int he Borough of Elvet, once of William Drayton; a chief messuage with a croft and 2 acres of meadow, once of Hugh of Chilton, in the vicusof St Mary Magdalene in Durham; a messuage in Crossgate in Durham, once of Thomas of Claxton; a messuage in South Street in Durham with an acre of land at the end of its garden, called le Orchard, once of the said Thomas of Claxton; a messuage in South Street in Durham, once of the said Thomas of Claxton; a messuage in Old Elvet in Durham, once of William of Langley; 2 parts of the manor of Preston and two parts of the vill of Simonside, members of the manor, once of Ralph of Lumley and his wife Eleanor.
Witnesses: Marmaduke of Lumley, William of Washington (Wessington), William of Bowes milites, Thomas of Claxton, Walter of Hawick, Gilbert of Elvet.
Date: Durham, 5 September 1392.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 332 x 185 mm
Seal: G&B No.714 and an unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.79r-v.
1.5.Spec.27   16 April [1417]
Quitclaim of John of Lumley chivaler to John [Wessington] prior and the convent of Durham of his right to the manor of Simonside and Preston.
Witnesses: Ralph of Eure, William Tempest, William of Claxton and William of Elmden milites, Robert Conyers of Sockburn, Thomas Langton, William Chancellor.
Date: 16 April 5 Henry V.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 255 x 102 mm
Seal: G&B No.1659, on a parchment tag, through 1 slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. I, f.241v; Cart. IV, f.79v.
1.5.Spec.28    16 April [1417]
Quitclaim of William of Lumley, brother of John of Lumleychivaler to John [Wessington] prior and the convent of Durham of his right to the manor of Simonside and Preston.
Witnesses: Ralph of Eure, William Tempest, William of Claxton and William of Elmden milites, Robert Conyers of Sockburn, Thomas Langton, William Chancellor.
Date: 16 April 5 Henry V.
Parchment, 1m G&B No.1677, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Size: 293 x 94mm
Copies: DCD Cart. I, f.241v; Cart. IV, f.79v.
1.5.Spec.29   16 April [1417]
Quitclaim of George of Lumley, brother of John of Lumley chivaler, to John [Wessington] prior and the convent of Durham of his right to the manor of Simonside and Preston.
Witnesses: Ralph of Eure, William Tempest, William of Claxton and William of Elmden milites, Robert Conyers of Sockburn, Thomas Langton, William Chancellor.
Date: 16 April 5 Henry V.
Parchment, 1mG&B No.1654, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Size: 289 x 81mm
Copies: DCD Cart. I, f.241v-242r; Cart. IV, f.79v-80r.
1.5.Spec.30   [26 July 1331]
Assize case of William de Tweng, Hugh of Durham, Robert Snegge, Roger son of Alexander and John Lumley unjustly disseising William [of Cowton] prior of Durham of his free tenement in Jarrow, namely an acre of pasture; with Simon of Esh answering for William and the others, saying that Robert, Roger and John were nothing to do with it, and that William and Hugh jointly held a mill at Preston whose pond/stank they used to repair on that meadow without any injury to the prior, and that all such tenants had always taken earth (solum) to mend the stank, but this was done without licence, and they had dug earth, cut turves and made pits (puteos) 60 feet in length, and again in the time of the same prior they dug 12 feet of land to take turves and other materials for repairing the stank, and the prior is to have half a mark of expenses, with William, Hugh, Robert and John in mercy, and also the prior is to be in mercy for claiming falsely against Roger.
Date: Durham, Friday the morrow of St James Pont. Bishop L[ouis Beaumont] 14.
Parchment, 1m, ?stabbed [filing] hole on the right edge
Size: 162 x 250 mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.80r.
1.5.Spec.31    16 April [1417]
Quitclaim of Marmaduke of Lumley, brother of John of Lumley chivaler to John [Wessington] prior and the convent of Durham of any right to the manor of Simonside and Preston.
Witnesses: Ralph of Eure, William Tempest, William of Claxton, and William of Elmden milites, Robert Conyers of Sockburn, Thomas Langton, William Chancellor.
Date: 16 April 5 Henry V.
Endorsed (contemporary) that Marmaduke sealed this with the seal of William Lowry of Bywell in the presence of Master Roland [Thornburgh] dean of Chester and John Killinghall in the prior's chamber.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 113 x 274 mm
Seal: G&B No.1663, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.80r.
1.5.Spec.32   [c.January 1401]
Language:  French
Memorandum that Thomas Holand former earl of Kent, John Holand former earl of Huntingdon, John Montague former earl of Salisbury, Thomas former Lord le Despenser, Ralph Lumley chivaler in divers parts of England raised war against the king and against their allegiance to destroy the king but they were seized and executed by other loyal subjects of the king, and the lords temporal in parliament with the assent of the king ajudged them traitors and forfeit of all the lands they held in fee simple on 5 January the eve of Epiphany in 1 [Henry IV].
Date: parliament at London, 2 Henry IV.
Reversed: protection for John Mansere of ?Stainrowe, Norfolk, woolman.
Endorsed (contemporary) copy of the forfeiture of Ralph Lumley etc.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 305mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.80r-v.
1.5.Spec.33   19 April [1485]
Appointment by Ralph Bulmer miles of Matthew Peighane and William Southwick (Sothewike) as his attorneys to deliver seisin to Dom John Easby (Eysby) vicar of Lytham, Dom William Arnold chaplain, John Megson of Hartlepool burgess, and William Cottez his serviens, of all his lands in the vills and fields of Thorpe Bulmer and Nesbitt in Co Durham and the wapentake of Sadberge, and in the vill and field of Simonside-upon-Tyne, also known as Preston near Jarrow, in accordance with the recently issued charter.
Date: 19 April 2 Richard III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 127 x 278 mm
Seal: G&B No.455, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.80v.
1.5.Spec.34   20 April [1485]
Appointment by John Eysby vicar of Lytham, William Arnold (Galand cancelled) chaplain, John Megson of Hartlepool burgess, and William Cottes yeoman of Matthew Peighane and John Bicheburne yeomen as their attorneys for the delivery of the seisin of all the lands in the vill and territory of Simonside upon Tyne, formerly called Preston near Jarrow, in Co Durham, to William Bulmer and Ralph Bulmer, sons of Agnes Warde, as more fully appears in their charter.
Date: 20 April 2 Richard III.
With various cancellations.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 340 x 100mm
Seal: 4 unidentified, on 2 parchments tags (two seals on each parchment tag), through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.80v.
1.5.Spec.35   22 April [1485]
Grant by John Eysby vicar of Lytham, William Arnold chaplain, John Megson of Hartlepool burgess and William Cottes yeoman, who had been enfoeoffed by Ralph Bulmer miles of all his lands in the vills and fields of Thorpebulmer and Nesbit in Co Durham and the wapentake of Sadberge and in the vill and filed of Symonside upon Tyne once called Preston near Jarrow in Co Durham, to William Bulmer and Ralph Bulmer sons of Agnes Warde, daughter of Thomas Warde, of the said lands in Simonside upon Tyne, with remainder to the other sons of Ralph Bulmer and Agnes Warde, and then their daughters of the same couple, and then the right heirs of Ralph Bulmer.
Witnesses: Robert Bulmer and William Bulmer armigeres , Thomas White, Robert Day, Robert Sanson, Matthew Peyghane, William Southwick (Sothewike), John Grange.
Date: 22 April 2 Richard III.
With some interlineations.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 278 x 212mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.80v-81r.
1.5.Spec.36   10 July 1490
Bond by William Bulmer of Wilton, Yorks, jr, armiger, son and heir of the late Ralph Bulmer miles, to John prior of Durham in £200 for the peaceful enjoyment by John Haggerston chaplain and William Morland of all the lands, formerly held by the said Ralph Bulmer and sold to them by Ralph for £100 in the vill and territory of Simonside by Boldon, without expulsion or disturbance by the said William Bulmer.
Date: 10 July 1490 & 5 Henry VII.
Signed by W. Bulmer.
[Written by John Raket.]
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 285 mm
Seal: G&B No.459/2055, on a tonuge, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.81r.
Photocopy in Add Ms 1787.
1.5.Spec.37   12 July 1490
Quitclaim of William Bulmer jr, son and heir of Ralph Bulmer formerly of Wilton, Yorkshire, miles, to Roger Morland of any right to lands in the vill and territory of Symonside near Boldon in Co Durham which were Ralph Bulmer's and with which Roger, together with the late John Haggerston chaplain, by the same Ralph.
Date: 12 July 1490 & 5 Henry VII.
Signed by W. Bulmer.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 280 x 121mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.81r.
1.5.Spec.38    14 May [1431]
Language:  English
Agreement between Ralph Bulmer esquire and Roger Thornton esquire about Thornton's mortgage in Bulmer's lands in Simonside and Nesbit, with £40 to be paid by Robert Eure esquire, with Emery Heryng, William Hoton, and John of Chester who, acting as sureties, on the advice of Robert Whelpington, were to make estate of the said land to his son and heir William and to Elizabeth daughter of the said Robert Eure, as per their marriage settlement made on 28 April 9 Henry VI [1431].
Sealed with his seal but, as it is “nought of armes nor autentik”, he has also had the seal of the official of Durham added.
Date: 14 May 9 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 303 x 96 mm
Seal: [selaing tongue and wrapping tie] stubs
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.242v.
1.5.Spec.39   12 January [1442]
Grant by Ralph Bulmer lord of Wilton in Cleveland miles to his son William Bulmer and his wife Elizabeth all his lands etc in the vill of Simonside near Jarrow in Co Durham, and also the right to receive annually a rent of £3 from the manor of Nesbit in the wapentake of Sadberge, with reversion to Ralph and his heirs.
Witnesses: Alexander Nevill miles, Robert Claxton armiger, John Claxton armiger, Jacob Tocotez, Thomas Lambert, Ralph Kirkby chaplain vicar of Hesilden.
Date: Thorpbulmer, 12 January 20 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 289 X 147mm
Seal: G&B No.456, on a parchment tag, through 1 slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.242v-243r.
1.5.Spec.40   14 January [1442]
Appointment by Ralph Bulmer lord of Wilton miles of Robert Thormanby and Richard Kirkby chaplain, as his attornies to deliver seisin of the lands of Simonside near Jarrow in County Durham and an annual rent of £3 from the manor of Nesbit in the wapentake of Sadberge to his son William Bulmer and his wife Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Alexander Nevill miles, Robert Claxton armiger, John Claxton armiger, Jacob Tocotez, Thomas Lambart, Richard Kirkby chaplain vicar of Hesilden.
Date: Thorpbulmer, 14 January 20 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 291 x 111mm
Seal: G&B No.456, on a parchment tag, through 1 slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.243r.
1.5.Spec.41   15 February [1464]
Grant by John Chester to Elizabeth, wife of James Strangways miles, former wife of William Bulmer miles, of all his lands and rents in the vill and territory of Simonside, formerly given to him and the deceased Adomar Heryng and William Hoton by the feoffment of Ralph Bulmer miles, for the duration of her life, with reversion to the rightful heirs of Ralph Bulmer, and he has appointed as his attorneys Ralph Eure and John Dickson (Dicson) chaplain to deliver seisin to Elizabeth.
Witnesses: Robert Claxton and Christopher Conyers of Sockburn milites, Richard Clervaux, John Catterick, John Layton of Saxhow armigeres.
Date: Simonside, 15 February 3 Edward IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.580, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.243r-v.
1.5.Spec.42   6 May [1521]
Language:  English
Grant by Hugh [Whitehead] prior and the convent of Durham to Sir William Bulmer knight and Sir John Bulmer knight of all the lands, tenements, and rents in Thorpe Thewles, Claxton and Fishburn in exchange for the lands they held in Durham and Monkwearmouth of the inheritance of Eleanor Clervaux, daughter and heir of the late William Bedford esquire.
Signed by William Bulmer and John Bulmer.
Date: 6 May 13 Henry VIII.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 330 x 543mm
Seal: 2 unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. III, f.356r-357v.
1.5.Spec.43a   [1321]
Grant by Eudes of Preston to William son of William Walworth of his captial messuage etc in Preston le Skerne along with the annual rent of 6d from a tenement which his daughter Joan holds of him for life, with the Skerne fishery and the turbary (petaria) there, rendering annually for life 7 marks at the four usual annual terms, beginning at Pentecost 1321.
Witnesses: Walter de Insula miles, William lord of Skerningham, Thomas Surtays, Richard Chancellor, Robert de Stubhous, Gilbert de Turribus and Thomas his son.
Parchment, 1m, lined, left side damaged with some text lost
Size: 125 x 250mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
1.5.Spec.43b   [31 August] 1320
Grant by Eudes of Preston to William son of William Walworth of his captial messuage etc in Preston le Skerne along with the annual rent of 6d from a tenement which his daughter Joan holds of him for life, with the Skerne fishery and the turbary (petaria) there, rendering annually for life 7 marks at the four usual annual terms, beginning at Pentecost 1321.
Witnesses: Walter de Insula miles, William lord of Skerningham, John Herle lord of Heworth, Gilbert de Turribus and Thomas his son, William Pasmore of Brafferton, William son of Peter of Darlington.
Date: Preston, Sunday before St Cuthbert in September 1320.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, lined
Size: 150 x 241mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, throught a slit in a turnup
1.5.Spec.44   [20 December] 1328
Quitclaim of Hugh son of Eudes of Preston to William of Walworth and his wife Olive and William's heirs, of his right to a messuage in Preston le Skerne, which John Miller and his wife Joan formerly held of Eudes for the life of John.
Witnesses: William of Skerningham, Richard Chancellor, Thomas Tours, Walter son of John of Brafferton, Walter Passemore.
Date: Darlington, Tuesday the vigil of St Thomas the apostle 1328.
Endorsed (contemporary) including writings about Preston gifts by Eudes.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 235mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag reused from a [?draft of this] quitclaim to ? and his wife Olive, through a slit in a turnup
1.5.Spec.45   [11 November] 1314
Grant by Eudes of Preston to his son Hugh of his manor of Preston le Skerne (Scyren) for life, rendering annually £4 13s 4d, to be paid in two halves, one due on Pentecost and the other on the feast of St Martin in Winter, with distraint to be enforced by the sheriff of Durham if the rent is not paid.
Witnesses: Hugh Burdon miles, Gilbert Tures, William son of Walter of Aycliffe, Gilbert of Grindon, William son of Ralph of Aycliffe.
Date: St Martin in Winter 1314.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 173 x 133 mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
1.5.Spec.46a   [?c.1325]
Quitclaim by Hugh son of Eudes of Preston to his father Eudes of his right to the capital messuage etc in Preston le Skerne [Skyren] , together with a rent of 6d exacted from a tenement which his sister Johanna holds for life, together with the fishery and turbary of the same vill,
Witnesses: Dom Walter de Insula miles, William lord of Skerningham, John de Herle lord of Heworth, Gilbert de Turribus and Thomas his son, Walter Passemore of Brafferton, William son of Peter of Darlington.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 222 x 129mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
1.5.Spec.46b    [?c.1325]
Duplicate of 1.5.Spec.46a, with different handwriting.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 236 x 119mm
Seal: G&B No., on a parchment tag, through 1 slit in a turnup
1.5.Spec.47   [early 13th century]
Grant by Robert son of Thomas of Homace to Eudes son of Ralph of Darlington of all his demesne in the vill of Preston le Skerne [Skyrin] for a certain sum of money which Eudes gave him in his great necessity and in exchange for the lands of Braundon which Thomas of Homace his father had given to Eudes in free marriage with Robert's sister Emma, rendering annually to Dom Robert Neville 1d at Christmas for all services etc.
Witnesses: Dom Thomas of Herington, Dom Gilbert of Heworth, Dom Thomas of Whitworth (Witewrthe), Dom Hugh of Burdon milites, Robert of Bruninghill, Alexander de Bydike, Geoffrey of Egglescliffe (Egisklif), Robert de Aldewode, Ely of Langley, Bertram de Turribus, Walter of Brafferton, William Clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 220 x 162mm
Seal: G&B No.1417, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
1.5.Spec.48   [early 13th century]
Grant by Mariota, daughter of Eudo of Preston, to William son of William of Walworth (Wallewrd) of a toft and 12 acres of arable land with 3 rods of meadows in Preston le Skerne (Scyren), of which 7 acres lie south of the manor of Dom William de Insula, and 5 acres lie on Farmcrokes at the exit of the vill of Grindon, and half an acre of meadow lies in Milneflet, and a rod of meadow is to the east of Preston towards le Holm.
Witnesses: William of Skerningham (Schiringham), William of Newbiggin, John de Evenwode, Gilbert de Tures, Thomas de Tures.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 230mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turn-up
1.5.Spec.49   [29 August] 1336
Lease by William of Walworth to Roger of Burdon and Agnes his wife from St Martin 1336 of his chief messuage, built upon, and all its land and meadow at Preston le Skerne within and without the vill, for 20 years, rendering annually 12 marks at four annual terms, namely St Cuthbert in March 40s, St John the Baptist 40s, St Cuthbert in September 40s, and St Martin 40s, from St Cuthbert 1337, with right of reentry after 15 days' non-payment unless “per communiem guerram”, with the buildings to be maintained.
Date: Preston [le Skerne], Thursday the Decollation of St John 1336.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, letters cut through, some damage to the head
Size: 125 x 220mm
Seal: two unidentified, each on a parchment tag reused from ?a draft of this document, through a slit in a turnup
1.5.Spec.50   [13 June] 1326
Grant by John of Walworth chaplain to William of Walworth his brother and Olive his wife of a messuage and 114 acres of land with the adjacent meadow in Preston le Skerne, with the fishery and quarry in the same vill, and 2 messuages with 75 acres of land with the meadow adjacent in Great Burdon, and 6 burgages with 34 acres of land and 3 acres of meadow and a grange situated within the curia which was formerly John Benet's with free ingress and egress to the same in Darlington, and 6s annual rent from the tenement which Walter Smith holds of John in the same vill, and 3½ acres of land in Blackwell and an acre of land in Oxney (Oxenale), to be held by William and Olive and their heirs, with remainder to William's heirs.
Witnesses: William of Skerningham, Thomas Tures, William son of Thomas de Bermeton, Walter Passemore, Walter son of John of Brafferton, Peter of Cowton, William son of Peter of Walworth clerk.
Date: Darlington, Friday after St Barnabas 1326.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 150 x 245mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
1.5.Spec.51   2 March [1450]
Quitclaim by William Bedford of Durham, son and heir of the late William Bedford of Durham, to John Dalton, Elizabeth his wife, Roland Tempest and Thomas Thornburgh, of his right in his lands in Elvet by Durham, Cocken, Monkwearmouth, and Hetton-le-Hole (Hepdon).
Witnesses: Robert Foster, William Baxter, Richard Baxter.
Date: Durham, 2 March 28 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 325mm
Seal: unidentified fragment, on a tongue
2.5.Spec.1   18 March [1486]
Grant by Ralph Bulmer miles son and heir of William formerly of Wilton, Yorkshire, miles, for £100 paid, to John Haggerston chaplain and Roger Morland of the third part of the manor and vill of Simonside Co Durham.
Witnesses: Robert Bulmer and William Lambert armigeres, John Batmanson clerk, John Hall, William Wright and John Porter.
Date: 18 March 1 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 205 x 340mm
Seal: G&B No.455, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.81v.
2.5.Spec.2   19 March [1486]
Appointment by Ralph Bulmer miles son and heir of William Bulmer formerly of Wilton, Yorkshire, miles, of John Batmanson of Durham clerk as his attorney to deliver seisin to John Haggerston chaplain and Roger Morland of a third part of the manor and vill of Simonside as in a certain charter.
Date: 19 March 1 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 160 x 265mm
Seal: G&B No.455, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.81v.
2.5.Spec.3   20 March [1486]
Bond of Ralph Bulmer miles to John Haggerston chaplain and Roger Morland in £100 to be paid at Pentecost next, on condition that they peaceably occupy the third part of the manor and vill of Simonside as his father Ralph had.
Date: 20 March 1 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 330mm
Seal: G&B No.455, on a tongue, with a [wrapping tie] stub below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.81v.
2.5.Spec.4   24 March [1486]
Quitclaim by Robert Bulmer son of William Bulmer miles to John Haggerston chaplain and Roger Morland of his right to the third part of the manor and vill of Simonside.
Witnesses: John Lax chaplain, John Batmanson clerk, William Crag, Robert Day, John Hall.
Date: 24 March 1 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 210 x 345mm
Seal: G&B No.457, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.81v-82r.
2.5.Spec.5   [29 September 1401]
Tripartite indenture of a demise by Thomas de Spaunton and John Wastell chaplains, and William de Fulthorp of Lytham, to Ralph of Bulmer miles and his wife Agnes, of all their lands in the vill of Simonside which they had been given by Ralph, for life in survivorship, with remainder to their son George of Bulmer and the heirs male of his body, and then the right heirs of Ralph.
Witnesses: Ralph de Eure, William de Fulthorp, Robert Conyers, Thomas Surtays, William of Claxton milites, Walter of Hawick, Thomas Menvyll, William Langton.
Date: St Michael 2 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and left edge, zig-zag, letters cut through on the head
Size: 160 x 350mm
Seal: G&B Nos.454 & 681 and one unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.82r.
3.5.Spec.1   5 January 1349
Quitclaim by John son of Peter of Hedworth (Hetheword) to the prior and convent of Durham of his right in a waste place in the vill of Southwick near his tenement which he holds from the prior and convent, which place extends northwards for 192 feet in length and 30 feet in width, and John son of Peter has usurped it and built houses there and enclosed them with a wall, and he hereby recognises that the built and unbuilt place to be the right of the church of St Cuthbert of Durham and the prior and convent there.
Witnesses: Doms Alexander of Hylton, William of Washington, Robert of Hylton milites, Nicholas of Skelton, Thomas Scrutevill, William of Kirkby, William Mayre of Hebburn.
Date: Durham, 5 January 1348/9.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.1239, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.87v.
3.5.Spec.2   6 January 1349
Acknowledgement that John son of Peter of Hedworth had usurped a waste place of John [Fossor] prior and the convent of Durham near his tenement towards the north in the vill of Southwick, which place is 192 feet long and 30 feet wide, and on which place John son of Peter had constructed buildings, and which place was the right of the church of St Cuthbert of Durham, and the prior and convent were entitled to remove John son of Peter from it, but, as he had acknowledged their right to it, they now demised it to him and his wife Margaret and their heirs, rendering annually to the prior and convent 3s 4d, half at Pentecost and half at St Martin, with right of reentry if the rent is unpaid for 40 days.
Date: Durham, 6 January 1348/9.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, “abcdefghi” cut through
Size: 200 x 280mm
Seal: G&B No.1239, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.87v-88r.
3.5.Spec.3   [early 16th century]
Copies of Cleadon charters.
Parchment, 3m, all sewn together at the foot
Size: 100 x 470, 235 x 340, 230 x 345mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.82r-83v.
m.1m.1   29 February 1292
Inspeximus by Richard prior and convent of Durham of a grant by Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham to Nicholas of Marley (Merley) and his wife Nicola of 94 acres, formerly waste of his predecessors, on the eastern part of Cleadon (Clyvedon) Moor, as John of Hollingside (Holynsethe) formerly had, rendering 40s at the four annual terms, allowing men from the neighbourhood common during the fallow time.
Witnesses: Robert of Hilton, John Marmeduke, William of Layton, knights; Walter of Washington; John of Usworth; William Ward.
Date: Durham, Pridie Kal. March 1291/2.
Original: DCD Misc.Ch. 498.
Other copies: DCD Reg.I, f.ii.31v; Cart.IV, f.78r.
m.1   [25 June 1303]
Grant by Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham to Nicholas of Marley of an acre of land from the waste approved on Cleadon (Clyvedon) moor, rendering annually a rose at the Nativity of St John the Baptist.
Witnesses: Doms Walter of Washington and Thomas of Whitworth (Qwyteworth) milites.
Date: Auckland, Tuesday the morrow of St John the Baptist 31 Edward [I], Pont. 20.
m.1   [25 June 1303]
Grant by Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham to Isabella de Herford of 4 acres in his field at Cawthorne for her common pasture approved in the moors of Cleadon, Boldon, Newton and Whitburn (Qwytberme), rendering annually at the exchequer in Durham 4s 8d at the four terms usual in the diocese.
Witnesses: Doms Walter of Washington, Thomas of Whitworth milites.
Date: Auckland, Tuesday the morrow of St John the Baptist 31 Edward [I], Pont. 20.
m.1
Sale by John Barne de Wyteborne to John Breton and his wife Agnes of a toft 40 feet wide and 60 feet long from his croft in Wythborne and two acres of his arable land in the territory of the same vill of Wyteberne, namely one on Vilanweflat and one on Langeflat to be held of the bishop of Durham as John Barne held them, rendering annually at the bishop of Durham's exchequer 1d at St John the Baptist, and also rendering annually to John Barne a ginger root at the same feast.
Witnesses: William of Southwick, William of Cleadon, Alexander Heyr of the same.
No date in the charter.
m.2m.2   [c.1170 x 1184]
Confirmation by H[ugh of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham of a grant to Roger son of Everard and his heirs of five acres, a toft and croft, and 40 acres of moor at Cleadon by Harton, rendering each year 7s.
Witnesses: Henry de Puteaco, Gilbert Hansard, Gilbert of Percy, Simon Vitulo.
Another copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.83r.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.110-111.
m.2m.2   [20 April 1197 x 22 April 1208]
Confirmation by Philip [of Poitou] bishop of Durham for Alexander son of Geward of Durham and his heirs of 40 acres of land in the vill of Cleadon between Roedic and the land of Hugh son of Roger, and a toft and croft between the houses of Richard the brewer and Norman the cottar, rendering annually 8s.
Witnesses: Aimericus archdeacon of Durham, Leo de Heriz, Jordan Escolland, Robert de Wattevill, Roger Daudri, William of Lumley.
Another copy: DCD Cart.IV, f.83r.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.210
m.2m.2   20 August 1234
Confirmation by Richard [Poore] bishop of Durham for Thomas de Mariscis and his heirs of land in West Boldon surrendered to the bishop by William son of William, rendering annually 6s 8d at the four terms and every twentieth vas at the bishop's mill.
Witnesses: Gilbert of the hospital, Master Robert de Ambianis, Stephen of Burton.
Date: Fulham by London by the hand of Henry bishop's chaplain 13 Kal. September Pont.7.
Ratification in DCD Misc.Ch. 408.
Another copy: DCD Cart.IV, f.83v.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.299.
m.3   22 April 1330
Grant by Agnes daughter of John of Southwick in her virginity to John son of Peter of Hedworth, staying in Southwick, of all her lands in the vill and territory of Southwick, and all the rents from her tenements in Pittington, Newbiggin and Gateshead for the defence of her heredity after the death of John of Southwick her father, and also she grants to the said John son of Peter of Hedworth all the lands and tenements etc which Margaret wife of the said John, and also her mother, holds of her heredity as dower in the vills of Southwick, Pittington, Newbiggin and Gateshead, and if she Agnes dies without heirs then anything else is to go to John son of Peter of Hedworth.
Witnesses: Dom Alexander of Hylton miles, John de Buteley, Thomas of Birtley, Gilbert of Usworth, John Breton.
Date: Southwick, 22 April 1330.
3.5.Spec.4   15 January 1313
Grant by William [of Tanfield], prior of the church of Durham, to Margaret, who was the wife of John of Southwick, of the marriages of Agnes and Alice her daughters and the heirs of the said John, and custody of all the lands which John held of the prior and which pertain to the prior after John's death because of the minor age of Agnes and Alice, until their full age.
Date: Durham, 15 January 1312/3.
Parchment, 1m, stained
Size: 125 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No.3436 part, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Reg. I, f.i.34r; Cart. IV, f.83v.
3.5.Spec.5   [9 September] 1429
Terrier of John of Hedworth's lands in the east, north and west fields of Southwick, examined by Roland Simpson, formerly serviens of John Hedworth, John Nicholson kinsman and formerly surveyor of John Hedworth's lands, and Robert Watson of Fulwell, who verify this before Dom Thomas Moreby master of Wearmouth, Dom Hugh Warkworth monk and Thomas Thornborough clerk.
Date: morrow of the Nativity of the BVM 1429.
Parchment roll, 3m, m1 being but a fragment, with the head folded over, and a leather thong sewn through
Size: 1210 x 175mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.83v-84v.
3.5.Spec.5 dorse.   [?1318 - 1319]
Cellarer's account, part, expenses detailed, months 8-13.
No extant account duplicates this fragment, which contains the details of weekly purchases for months numbered eight to thirteen. The pattern of meat purchases is incompatible with an account running from July to July, because such purchases would then fall in Lent. Process of elimination points to 1318-9, especially as the account for 1319-20 is the only one extant to have an identical format. No accounts survive, however, for September 1314 to November 1316, and it is possible that this fragment covers part of that period.
3.5.Spec.6   [9 September] 1429
Duplicate of 3.5.Spec.5.
Parchment roll, 1m, with a leather thong through two diamond-shaped filing holes in the head
Size: 675 x 210mm
3.5.Spec.6 dorse.   [c.1315]
Cellarer's account, part, end of the expenses.
3.5.Spec.7   9 March 1493
Language:   English
Tripartite indenture between Sir Humphrey Singleton parson of the parish church of Bottle, Northumberland, and Humphrey Lile esq whereby, by his obligation, Singleton is due to pay Lile annually for 11 years 20 marks at Whitsun and St Martin, and Singleton has leased to Lile the tithes (teyndez) of Peggesworth, Hepburn, Fenrother, Tritlyngton, Herons Close, the close of Calsey Park, Erysdoun, Aldmore, Newemore, Bottle, Whitworth, and Connynggarth, from St Cuthbert in March next for 11 years, extended at 17 marks 6s 8d, with Singleton to make up the remainder of the 20 marks that is 33s 4d; and Singleton also grants the tithes from Erysdoun and Tritlyngton to Lile after the 11 years for Singleton's life in satisfaction of a 5 marks fee at the rate of 6 marks a year; for all of which obligations of £200 and 20 marks have been entered into.
One part of the indenture is to remain with the prior of Durham for the greater surety that neither party will vary from its premises.
Date: 9 March 1492/3.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 215 x 505mm
Seal: G&B No.1602 & 2253, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
4.5.Spec.1   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by Gilbert son of Ralph of Richmond (Rugemund) to Adam of Bradley of his right in the vill of Edmundbyers and in the donation or advowson of the church there, for which Adam gave him a certain sum of money in his necessity.
Witnesses: Dom John of Egglescliffe sheriff of Durham, Walter of Selby, William of Sadberge, Dom Thomas de Hering, Marmaduke son of the monastery, William of Birtley, Lawrence de Ponthorp, Ranulph of Medomsley, Walter of Allenshields (Alaynstel), William of Carlisle (Karlawe).
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 80 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.2127, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.88r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.179n.
4.5.Spec.2   [14 June] 1325
Grant by Walter de Insula miles to Don John de Cotum chaplain of all his land in Edmundbyers with the advowson of the church.
Witnesses: Doms Walter of Washington, Jordan of Dalton, Hugh of Bulmer milites, John of Allenshields (Alaynscheles), Hugh of Scotland (Scouland), William of Silksworth, William of Knitsley (Knycheley).
Date: Durham, Friday after St Barnabas 1325.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.1612, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.88v.
4.5.Spec.3   [early 14th century]
Grant by Iolan of Bradley to John de Insula of his manor of Edmundbyers with the advowson of two parts of the church, to be held of the bishop of Durham, with all its appurtenances known and unknown.
Witnesses: Walter of Rothbury (Roubyr'), William of Kelloe, Walter Hern', Hugh de Mouhant, Hugh of Scotland, John of Chilton, Hugh of Knitsley (Cnitheley), Stephen of Coxside.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.360, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.88v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.179n.
4.5.Spec.4   [later 13th century]
Grant by Iolan son of Adam of Bradley to John of Shields (Schelis) of two tofts in the vill of Edmundbyers with 12 acres of land in the territory of the vill, all of which had been given to Peter of Middleham with Oriota sister of Iolan's father in free marriage, to hold to him and his heirs or anyone to whom he might wish to assign them except for a religious house, as Peter of Middleham held them, rendering annually 1d in the vill of Edmundbyers at SS Peter and Paul, except that the wardship and relief may not be assigned, and, for any forfeiture pertaining to Iolan, John will give him 6d.
Witnesses: Alan of Sutton, Robert son of Reginald, Walter of Allenshields, Richard of Chilton, Alan of Sleekburn.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 190mm
Seal: G&B No.359, on a parchment tag reused from the head of another deed, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.89r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.179n.
4.5.Spec.5   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by Ralph de Stel to William de Scel of his right to three tofts which his father held of Iolan.
Witnesses: Dom Lawrence rector of Edmundbyers, Richard Tisum, Robert Dancle, Hugh of Knitsley, John Maunsel.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 55 x 180mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.89r-v.
4.5.Spec.6   [17 December] 1333
Quitclaim by John de Welpedale of Durham to John son of William del Schele of Edmundbyers of his right in all the lands formerly of Ralph del Schele and William of Haswell his son in Healey and Blakedly.
Witnesses: John of Tudhoe (Tudhow) of Durham, Robert Schakelok, Richard son of Gilbert, John Alman, William de Whalton.
Date: Durham, Friday before St Thomas the apostle 1333.
Endorsed (contemporary) as being for Edmundbyers.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 225mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.89v.
4.5.Spec.7a   [12 October] 1333
Quitclaim by William of Haswell son of Ralph del Schel to John son of William del Schel of Edmundbyers of his right to the lands which were of his father Ralph in Edmundbyers.
Witnesses: William of Knitsley (Knycheley), Peter of Healey, William of Ridding, Adam Barbour, Adam of ?Crook.
Date: Edmundbyers, Tuesday before St Luke 1333.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 250mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.89v.
4.5.Spec.7b   [17 December] 1333
Quitclaim by William of Haswell son of Ralph del Schell of Healey to John son of William del Schell of Edmundbyers of his right in all the lands which were his father Ralph's in the vill and territory of Edmundbyers.
Witnesses: Richard son of Gilbert of Durham, John of Tudhoe of the same, Adam of Wearmouth of the same, Robert Schakelok of the same, John de Qwelpedale.
Date: Durham, Friday after St Lucy the virgin 1333.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 120 x 240mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.89v-90r.
4.5.Spec.8   [1258 x 1290]
Grant by John Gylett of Egglescliffe to Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, of the third part of the vill of Edmundbyers, with a third part of the advowson of the church and a third part of the mill, with the homage and service of Alan of Sleekburn from the tenement which he holds of him in the vill of Edmundbyers, and with the homage and service of Robert the reeve from the tenement which he held in the same vill, all of which he bought for 40 marks from John son of Alan of Headlam as per his charter in the court of Durham, rendering annually 1d at Christmas and to the prior and convent of Guisborough 5s, half at St Martin and half at Pentecost, and the service of a twelfth part of a knight's fee.
Witnesses: Doms Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, Thomas of Herrington, Robert son of Adam, Roger of Eppleton (Eapplinden) milites, Dom Peter of Brandon, Robert of Brunninghill, Gilfrid of Egglescliffe, Ralph of Blackwell, John of Farnacres, Luke of Easington (Esingden), Dom Walter of Ludworth milites, Roger of Old Acres (Aldakeris), Gilbert of Ferry, John Pinsard, John of Brafferton, Geoffey of Henknowle (Hemeknol), John of Holmside, John de Lithegraynis, Richard de Hepedon, Robert of Ely.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 220 x 300mm
Seal: G&B No.847 fragments, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.90r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.180n.
4.5.Spec.9   [29 September] 1356
Grant by Hugh Sadeler of Edmundbyers to William his son and Agnes daughter of John Rougheved of Greencroft of a messuage and 16 acres of land in the vill and fields of Edmundbyers, with reversion to Agnes for life if William dies with no heirs of his body, and then to William's right heirs.
Witnesses: William of Ridding, John Rougheved, John Scot, William of Kelloe, John Alde.
Date: Greencroft, Thursday St Michael 1356.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 215mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.90v.
4.5.Spec.10   3 August 1383
Quitclaim by John son of William Sadeler of Edmundbyers to William of Graystanes, Richard of Haswell and William of Cowton chaplains, of his right to a messuage and 16 acres of land in Edmundbyers which formerly were Agnes his mother's.
Date: Edmundbyers, 3 August 1383, 7 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 260mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.90v-91r.
4.5.Spec.11   23 January 1383
Quitclaim by John son of William Sadeler to Dom Richard of Haswell rector of Muggleswick, William of Graystanes chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk, of his right to all the lands etc which John of Ridding had in Edmundbyers and Ridding.
Witnesses: William of Elmdon, Richard de Parco, John Roughed, Robert son of Alan, Roger Cowherd.
Date: Bearpark manor, 23 January 1382/3.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 285mm
Seal: G&B No.2149, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.91r.
4.5.Spec.12   26 December 1382
Bond of John son of William Sadeler of Edmundbyers and John Roughed to the prior of Durham in £40 for a loan to be paid at Easter next.
Date: 26 December 1382.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 290mm
Seal: G&B No.2129 & 2150, each on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.91r.
4.5.Spec.13   6 January 1383
Indenture testifying that John son of William Sadeler and John Roughed are bound to the prior of Durham in £40 to be paid at Easter next, if John son of William does not concede to the prior a reversion of lands in Edmundbyers held by his mother Agnes for life.
Date: Durham, 6 January 1382/3.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 135 x 320mm
Seal: G&B No.2129 & 2149, each on a parchment tag from a reused document, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.91r-v.
4.5.Spec.14   [14 June] 1325
Grant by William de Insula miles to Dom John de Cotum chaplain, of all his lands etc in the vill and territory of Edmundbyers, and the advowson of the church there.
Witnesses: Doms William of Washington, Jordan of Dalton and Hugh Bulmer milites, John of Allenshields, Hugh of Scotland, William of Silksworth, William of Knitsley.
Date: Durham, Friday after St Barnabas 1325.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 250mm
Seal: G&B No.1612, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.91v.
Calendered: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.179n.
4.5.Spec.15   [14 June] 1325
Appointment by William de Insula miles of John of Marske (Mersk) as his attorney to deliver seisin to Dom John de Cotum chaplain of all his lands etc in the vill and territory of Edmundbyers, as more fully detailed in his charter.
Date: Durham, Friday after St Barnabas 1325.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 65 x 240mm
Seal: G&B No.1612, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.91v.
4.5.Spec.16   [14 August] 1328
Grant by John de Cotum chaplain to the prior and convent of Durham of his manor of Edmundbyers with the advowson of the church.
Witnesses: Doms William of Washington, Jordan of Dalton, Hugh Bulmer and Thomas Surtees (Surtays) milites, John of Allenshields, Hugh of Scotland, William of Silksworth, William of Knitsley.
Date: Edmundbyers, Sunday the vigil of the Assumption of the BVM 1328.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 265mm
Seal: G&B No.702, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.91v-92r.
4.5.Spec.17   30 July 1383
Grant by John Prentys of Butsfield (Buttesfeld) wheelwright and his wife Agnes, formerly the wife of William son of Hugh Sadeler of Edmundbyers, to William de Graystanes chaplain, Richard of Haswell chaplain and William of Cowton chaplain, of a messuage and 16 acres of land in the vill and fields of Edmundbyers.
Witnesses: John of Elvet sr, John Roughed, Richard del Park, John of Killinghall, Gilbert of Elvet, William Gourelay, Thomas del Hall forester of Muggleswick.
Date: Edmundbyers, 30 July 1383, 7 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 120 x 300mm
Seal: G&B No.3752 and another unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.92r.
4.5.Spec.18   30 July 1383
Appointment by John Prentys of Butsfield (Buttesfeld) wheelwright and his wife Agnes, formerly the wife of William son of Hugh Sadeler of Edmundbyers, of Thomas Forester of Muggleswick (Mogleswyk) and John Mason as their attornies to deliver seisin to Wiliam de Graystanes chaplain, Richard of Haswell chaplain and William of Cowton chaplain, of a messuage and 16 acres of land in the vill and fields of Edmundbyers as in their charter.
Date: Edmundbyers, 30 July 1383, 7 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 85 x 305mm
Seal: G&B No.3752 and another unidentified, both on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.92r.
4.5.Spec.19   [15 January] 1383
Grant by John of Ridding to Dom Richard of Haswell rector of the church of Muggleswick, William de Graystanes chaplain, William of Cowton chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk, of all his lands etc in the vill and territory of Edmundbyers except a certain place called le Riddyng.
Witnesses: Robert Hidwyn, Robert of Masham of Gibside (Gipset), Richard of Marley (Merley), Richard de Parco, Thomas del Hall, Roger Cowherd.
Date: Edmundbyers, Wednesday after Hilary 1382/3.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 340mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.92v.
4.5.Spec.20   [6 May] 1356
Grant by William of Ridding and his wife Margaret to Robert of Usworth chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk, of the tenement, land and meadow called le Pycardland in the vill and territory of Edmundbyers.
Witnesses: John of Birtley, Robert of Masham, John Scot, John Rougheved, Hugh Sadeler.
Date: Edmundbyers, Friday St John before the Latin gate 1356.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 295mm
Seal: two unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.92v-93r.
attached through the right sealing tag   [6 May] 1356
Memorandum that Margaret wife of William of Ridding made her corporal oath on the book that after the death of her husband she would make no claim on Pycardland.
Witnesses: William of Masham terrar, Adam of Darlington bursar, Adam Hare, Richard Colynson, Robert Souterson.
Date: churchyard of Edmundbyers church, Friday St John before the Latin gate [13]56.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 105
4.5.Spec.21   30 September 1386
Quitclaim by John of Ridding to Robert [of Walworth] prior and the convent of Durham of any actions.
Date: Durham, 30 September 1386.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 330mm
Seal: G&B No.692, on a tongue, with a [wrapping tie] stub below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.93r.
4.5.Spec.22   [16 January] 1354
Grant by Adam Curteys to Robert of Usworth (Osworth) and John of Bamburgh clerk of all his lands and tenements in the vill and territory of Edmundbyers.
Sealed with his seal and, as his is unknown, with those of the official of the archdeacon of Durham and Robert of Bowes sheriff of Durham.
Witnesses: Robert of Bowes, John Bill, Adam Scot, Roger of Newton, William of Ridding, Hugh Sadler of Edmundbyers.
Date: Edmundbyers, Thursday after Hilary 1353/4.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 270mm
Seal: G&B Nos.951 & 3263, each on a parchment tag, with a further blank parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.93r.
4.5.Spec.23   [16 January] 1354
Appointment by Adam Curtays of Roger Cowhird or Richard Colynson as his attorney to deliver seisin to Robert of Usworth chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk of all his lands and tenements in Edmundbyers according to his charter.
Sealed with his seal and, as his is unknown, with that of the official of the archdeacon of Durham.
Date: Edmundbyers, Thursday after Hilary 1353/4.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 55 x 275mm
Seal: G&B Nos.951 & 3263, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.93v.
4.5.Spec.24   6 August 1378
Quitclaim by Richard of Wolviston chaplain to Dom Robert [of Walworth] prior of Durham of all his right in the custody of the lands and the heir of John son of Thomas of Edmundbyers, and of his marriage.
Witnesses: Alan of Billingham, John of Elvet, Robert of Masham, William del Chambre, Thomas of Walworth (Walleworth).
Date: Durham, 6 August 1378.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.2696, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.93v.
4.5.Spec.25
= 1.3.Pont.2.
4.5.Spec.26   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by Matilda daughter of Simon of Edmundbyers clerk to Dom Lawrence of Esh chaplain of [her right] to all the lands and tenements which were formerly those of her father Simon of Edmundbyers, clerk, in the vill of Edmundbyers.
Witnesses: William son of Adam of Sutton, William de le Schele, John de le Croke, Dom Robert of Edmundbyers chaplain, John de Brothyrete, Roger of Shincliffe clerk.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 85 x 230mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.226v.
4.5.Spec.27   14 May 1356
Letters conditional as warranty in 60s by William of Ridding and Margaret his wife to Robert of Usworth chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk for all that tenement, land and meadow called le Pykardland in Edmundbyers.
Date: Durham, 14 May 1356.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No.140 & 1867, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.226v-227r.
4.5.Spec.28   [later 13th century]
Grant by Ioulan son of Adam of Bradley to John de Schelis of half an acre of land near the croft of the said John towards the west in exchange for a rod in Gowyidirriding and another rod next to lin, to have with all the rights pertaining to the vill of Edmundbyers.
Witnesses: Alan of Sutton, Adam his son, Robert the reeve.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 200mm
Seal: Blank parchment [sealing] tag, reused head of a draft of this deed, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.89r.
4.5.Spec.29   [later 12th century]
Grant by Alan Bruncoste to Ranulph Bruncoste for his homage and service of 3½ acres of land with a toft and croft with all the easements pertaining to the vill of Edmundbyres (Hedmundebires), within the vill and without, which Aldred the miller held, to be held of Alan and his heirs freely, quietly and honorifically, rendering annually half a pound of pepper at the feast of St Cuthbert in September for all service saving foreign service, with warranty.
Witnesses: Walter de Musters, William of Layton (Latun), Alan of Chilton, Richard de Kammus, Alan de Kammus.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 235mm
Seal: G&B No.420, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.227r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.180n.
4.5.Spec.30   20 May [1402]
Quitclaim by Elena who was the wife of William of Haswell (Hessewell) of Kirkby Wiske to the prior and convent of Durham of her right in the lands etc which the prior and convent were given by Roger Cowehird in the vill of Edmundbyres and which were formerly Thomas Sergeant's in the said vill.
Witnesses: William Lech, Alan Lech, Thomas Taylor (Tailliour), William of Barton.
Date: 20 May 3 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 270mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.227r.
4.5.Spec.31   20 May [1402]
Quitclaim by William of Haswell (Hessewell) of Kirkby Wiske to the prior and convent of Durham of his right in the lands etc which the prior and convent were given by Roger Cowehird in the vill of Edmundbyres, and which were formerly Thomas Sergeant's in the said vill.
Witnesses: Gilbert of Elvet, Hugh of Corbridge, Robert Benet, Robert de Fenrother, William Warde.
Date: 20 May 3 Henry IV.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 315mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag with a paper wrapper reused from a draft deed with some practice words, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.227r.
4.5.Spec.32   [8 August] 1386
Grant by John del Riddyng of Edmundbyres to William de Graystanes, Reginald Porter and John of Appleby chaplains of a tenement in Edmundbyres, between tenements of the prior on the one side and the communar on the other, and 8 acres of land with adjacent meadow in the field of Edmundbyres, all formerly Isabella Hunter's.
Witnesses: Richard del Park, Thomas of Walworth, Roger Couhird, Thomas del Hall, William Currour, Robert of Witton, William Palfrayman, Robert Souter.
Date: Edmundbyres, Wednesday before St Lawrence 1386.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 175 x 285mm
Seal: G&B No.692, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.92v.
4.5.Spec.33   [22 February 1380]
Grant by William Nedeler of Kirkby Wiske, kinsman and heir of Thomas of Edmundbyres, to John Ameson of all his lands and tenements in Questane of Edmundbyers and les Biouhous by Lanchester.
Witnesses: John de Hayton vicar of [North]allerton, Thomas de Fencotes, Robert of Pocklington chaplain, John de Barneby, Roger Cowhird.
Date: Kirkby Wiske, Thursday in the third week of Lent 3 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 305mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.227r.
4.5.Spec.34   [1197 x 1217]
Grant by Alan Bruncoste to Master Arnold of Auckland (Auclent) for homage and service and 16 marks which Arnold gave him in his great necessity, of all his land in Pethuneshakl by Edmundbyres, rendering annually a bezant or 2s at St Cuthbert in September, to be held as Robert Bruncost held it, saving the common pasture of the vill of Edmundbyres.
Witnesses: Aimeric archdeacon of Durham, Philip de Hulecot, Jordan Escolland, Robert de Amundeville, Roger Daudry, Gilbert Hansard, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Walter de Musters, Geoffrey of Conyers (Coigners), William de Lumel, William of Layton, Roger de Eplingden, Simon of Hawthorne, John of Thorpe (Torp), Hugh de Capella, Roger of Fulthorp, Alan de Butle, Richard clerk of Durham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 180mm
Seal: G&B No.420, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.227v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.72n.
4.5.Spec.35   [1282]
Lease by Agnes and Olive, sisters of Dom Richard former rector of Edmundbyers, to Dom Gilbert of Dalton chaplain, of that acre of land with a building constructed on it and the meadow, which their late brother Richard received at farm from Richard Tysus in the vill of Edmundbyers, being his nearest heirs and with power from his executors to assign the completion of their brother's term, beginning at St Martin 1282 for 6 years for a certain sum of money which he gave them.
Sealed by the parties and Doms Thomas of Mainsforth (Maynesford) and William of Tadcaster (Tattecastre) chaplains, Richard Hawe and William the forester.
Witnesses: Doms Richard prior of Finchale, Adam of St Edmunds subprior, Roger cellarer, John of Kirkby, Alan of Sutton, William del Schel, Robert reeve of ?Russyd.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters ? “cirograf” cut through, lined
Size: 100 x 155mm
Seal: parts of 4 unidentified, each on a parchment tag recycled from another document, with a further two now blank tags, each through a slit in a turnup
4.5.Spec.36   [3 March 1380]
Quitclaim by William Nedeler of Kirkby Wiske, kinsman and heir of Thomas of Edmundbyers, to John Ameson of his right to all the lands formerly held by Thomas in Questane Edmundbyers and les Bornehous by Lanchester.
Witnesses: John of Hayton vicar of [North][allerton, Thomas de Fencotes, Robert of Pocklington chaplain, John de Barneby, Roger Cowhird.
Date: Kirkby Wiske, Saturday in the fourth week of Lent 3 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 100 x 305mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.228r.
6.Spec.
1.6.Spec.1
now numbered 3.1.Pont.20.
1.6.Spec.2
now numbered 3.2.Pont.2, missing.
1.6.Spec.3
now numbered 3.2.Pont.16.
1.6.Spec.4
Missing.
1.6.Spec.5   5 July [1490]
Language:   English
Evidences and attestations concerning Muggleswick
Recited translated grant by Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham to God and St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham of the vill of Muggleswick in exchange for Hardwick, with the right to enclose 160 acres on the west, north and east of the vill, and to have the pastures of Horslehope, Hystilhope, and Baldynghope. (Original: DCD 3.1.Pont.20.). This grant, peacefully enjoyed for 300 years, has now been interrupted, whereby depositions have been taken before Master Chyney in examination of this matter between the prior of Durham and the freeholders and tenants of Lanchester over the pastures of Horslehope, Hystilhope, and Baldynghope which the freeholders and tenants claim to be common pasture, taken before Dr Thomell chancellor of the bishop of Durham's spiritualities, Master Beverley parson of Stanhope, W. Claxton and Richard Hansard esquire on 5 July 5 Henry VII at Muggleswick by the desire of Master Chyney knight of the king's council.
Depositions from:
John Thomson of Newbiggin by Lanchester, tenant of the bishop of Durham, aged 72.
John Wearmouth parson of Muggleswick aged 73.
Thomas Symson of Wolsingham, sometime of Consett, aged 60 and more.
Edward Blewmer of Rowley aged 40.
Joign Stringhar of Lanchester aged 60 and more.
John Waldhawe parson of Edmondbyers aged 50 and more.
Robert Woller of Cornsay of the parish of Lanchester aged 63. (dorse)
Thomas Hayson of Edmundbyers, tenant of th eprior [of Durham], aged 66.
[The freeholders] had not had “lawful prescription”, Thomas Hawghton had intruded 18 years ago and chased out the [prior's tenants] with dogs and rattles and had broken the necks of some of their beasts. Stephen Labourer and William Kyrklaw of Knightley made a bond not to enter into the prior's Horselehope, which plainly belongs to the house of Durham.
(Reversed) start of the bishop's grant of Muggleswick (in Latin).
Size: 425 x 295mm
1.6.Spec.6   22 August 1492
Mandate from the official of the court of York to the clergy of the diocese and province of York, inhibiting Master Ralph Booth vicar-general of the bishop of Durham from acting to the prejudice of the prior and chapter in the case of those who had broken into and violated their close with Les Payle enclosed with hedges at a place called Healeyfield near Muggleswick park in Durham, and citing him to appear before [the official] or his commissary in the metropolitan church of York on Saturday next after St Matthew.
Date: York, 22 August 1492.
Noted at the head: “Transcript Aug.7o 1752” with some capitals enhanced in the same 18th century hand.
Size: 350 x 310mm
Seal: Blank sealing tongue
Copy: DCD Loc.XVII:39.
1.6.Spec.6.bis
now numbered 3.2.Pont.17, an expunctuated entry; see 3.2.Pont.13.
1.6.Spec.7
now numbered 4.2.Pont.2.
1.6.Spec.8
now numbered 1.2.Reg.9.
1.6.Spec.9   19 April 1491
Language:   English
Memorandum that at a court at Muggleswick 12 sworn men said that in ?1476 Antony Heryson and William Denton were hired to mow the grass at Horsleyhope, gathering 19 fothers of hay without any disturbance, and in the same year John Heryson son of Robert Heryson was hired to keep Horsleyhope and this he did, chasing off cattle, and keeping the prior's cattle there in the winter, and this he did so for 3 summers and winters.
They also say that John Burne was hired to keep the hope for a year in 1476 with one cattle, and Antony Heryson and William Anton mowed the hope unhindered.
The following year John Lokeley, servant to Edward Blomer, was hired to keep the hope with a band dog, keeping out all cattle except the prior's, and Antony Heryson, Thomas Eshburne, and William Elyson mowed the hope, unhindered.
The next year, William Heryson, then living at Golhilyate, was hired to keep Horsleyhope which he did for two years, and one year Rowland Heryson, Patrick Heryson and the said William Heryson were mowing the hope when William Dudley bishop of Durham and Robert Ebchester prior of Durham came hunting, along with Robert Tempest, John Claxton and other gentlemen, and William Warden, Thomas Layburn, Nicholas Layburn, Robert Kirkley and other yeomen, whose help Richard Hall, forester of the ward, sought to find game in Muggleswick park and the hopes, and they found a hind but she escaped and kept her life.
The next year, William Wilkinson was hired to keep Horsleyhope which he did for two years with Edward Wilkinson his son.
Then at the Invention of the Cross in 1483, Gilbert Hawthorn was hired to keep Horsleyhope which he did for five years, keeping out all cattle, except for one season when Stephen Layburn and Thomas Kirkley put their beasts into the hope, and then in Whitsun week in 1489 William Warde, Thomas Layburn and Robert Kirkley assembled a crowd armed with bows, arrows, swords, axes, bills and clubs and forcibly drove their cattle into the hope, destroying the prior's hay.
With supporting depositions from:
John Lokeley of Wolsingham, aged 66.
Sir John Wearmouth, parson of Muggleswick, aged 72.
Sir John Waldow, parson of Edmundbyers. (p2)
John Paliser, aged 71.
William Wilkinson, aged 64.
Thomas Marche, aged 62.
John Dawson, aged 66.
Size: 840 x 310mm
1.6.Spec.[9]
Missing.
1.6.Spec.10   8 April [?1494]
Language:   English
Letter from John Vavasour to the prior of Durham recalling that when he was justice at Durham in a dispute between John [Shirwood] bishop of Durham and the previous prior of Durham over hopes for which they “had as fair evidence under the seals of the predecessors of the bishop of Durham as any place may have” , but this was hindered by himself and “one Tempest” , for which he craves mercy and sends 40s herewith as amends for his part. Signed. Addressed on the dorse.
Size: 145 x 290mm
Seal: Residue of an applied seal on the dorse, with horizontal cuts [for a tie]
1.6.Spec.11
now numbered 4.2.Pont.6.
1.6.Spec.11*   [?1491]
Language:   English
A remembrance to the prior of Durham's legal counsel to seek their advice and counsel concerning “great riots, trespasses and offences” done against the prior and monastery of Durham in their lordship of Muggleswick, and in Horsleyhope, Ishope and Baldinghope, which are freehold pastures of the prior and monastery within the bishoprick of Durham, reciting the intrusion in Whitsun week 1489 etc.
?Draft, with many interlineations, cancellations and marginalia.
Size: 805 x 290mm
1.6.Spec.12
now numbered 2.2.Pont.9.
1.6.Spec.13
now numbered 3.1.Pont.17.
1.6.Spec.14
now numbered 3.2.Pont.9.
1.6.Spec.15   [1249 x 1260]
Quitclaim by Robert de Hyfferley to Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham, of his right to 48 acres of land in the vill of Stanhope.
Witnesses: Dom Mamaduke son of Geoffrey, William of Middleton, Alan of Kirkham, Henry then parson of Stanhope, John of Bradley, Thomas of Holmside, Geoffrey of Egglescliffe, William de Hyl, Robert Godive, Robert son of Martin, Roger Marshal, Eustace the cleric.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 70 x 200mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f. 86v.
1.6.Spec.16   [28 September 1229]
Confirmation by Richard [Poore] bishop of Durham for William de Hill and his heirs of 154 acres of land in Stanhope, rendering annually 33s 4d at the four quarters, as in the charter of Bishop Philip [of Poitou].
Witnesses: Master Elias of Dereham, John of Romsey, Reginald of Calne, William son of Robert, Hugh of the chapel, Adam of Merley, Richard of Holmside, Nigel de Rungeton, Robert of Langley, Reginald of Hart.
Date: by the hand of Valentine bishop's clerk at [North]allerton, 4 Kal. October Pont.2.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 158 x 133mm
Seal: G&B No.3128, on a parchment tag
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.86v.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.295-296.
1.6.Spec.17
now numbered 1.2.Pont.12.
1.6.Spec.18
now numbered 1.2.Pont.3.
1.6.Spec.19
[now numbered 1.2.Pont.3*.].
1.6.Spec.20   [c.1149 x 1153]
Confirmation by Lawrence prior and the convent of Durham of a grant by William [of Ste Barbe] bishop of Durham to the abbey of Newminster of landa at Wolsingham, bounds detailed, along with pasture in the forest and materials for necessary works.
Size: 95 x 245mm
Seal: Rresidue on a parchment tag through two slits in a turnup and one slit in the foot
Printed: H.S. Offler ed., Durham Episcopal Charters 1071-1152, (Surtees Society 179, 1968), p.161-162.
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.87; Reg. I, f.ii.46v; Lincoln's Inn, Hale ms.114, f.121v-122r.
1.6.Spec.21   [8 February 1415]
Indenture between Thomas, son of William Merle of Langton, and William Bemeslay of Bedale and Katrina his wife, of land in Faweles in Wolsingham, granted to Thomas for the consideration of £20.
Witnesses:Thomas Rogerle, Thomas Tebson, John of Eggleston, John Blackherd, Robert Chapman.
Date: Friday after the Purification of the BVM 2 Henry V.
Size: 220 x 90mm
1.6.Spec.22
now numbered 4.1.Pont.3.
1.6.Spec.23   1208 x 1209
Confirmation by Peter, parson of Sedgefield, for the soul of the late H[ugh of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, to God and the BVM, for the souls of his father and mother and the glory of St Cuthbert, to the monks of Durham of all his lands in Rowley (Rueleie) with a chapel.
Witnesses: Simon Chamberlain, Master Richard of Coldingham, Master Henry, Master Robert de Adintune, Master Walter de Hadinton, Jordan Eschotlaunt, William son of Thomas, Roger Daudre, Roger Burd, Roger Prichard, Roger de Applindene, Simon of Hawthorn, John de Bettune, Richard Brun, Philip of Howden, William of Aycliffe (Acleie), Stephen of Cornish, Adam de Cellario, William of Bishopton, Henry de Cellario.
Size: 180 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.2205, on a parchment tag through two slits in a turnup and one slit in the foot
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f. 87v-88r
1.6.Spec.24
now numbered 1.2.Pont.10.
1.6.Spec.25
now numbered 4.1.Pont.13.
1.6.Spec.26
now numbered 2.1.Reg.15.
1.6.Spec.27   [c.1153 x 1195]
Grant of Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham to Alan de Chilton, of the vill of Heley in exchange for the vill of Cornforth for the sum of half a mark of silver annually.
Witnesses: as DCD 4.1 Pont 13, omitting last 8 witnesses.
Later 14th century copy.
Size: 290 x 110mm
Original: DCD 4.1.Pont.13.
1.6.Spec.28   [1172 x 1186]
Charter of Henry II confirming to Alan of Chilton the vill of Healeyfield.
14th century copy.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 300mm
Original: DCD 2.1.Reg.15.
1.6.Spec.29   1 June 1382
Grant of John Nevill lord of Raby to William of Lanchester, vicar of St Oswalds, Durham, and William of Graystane, chaplain, of his manor of Healey.
Witnesses: Ralph Eure and Robert of Layton knights, John Fairfax clerk, John de Killinghall.
Date: London, 1 June 1382.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 350mm
Seal: G&B No.1874, on a parchment tag through slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II f.97v-98r.
1.6.Spec.30   1 June 1382
Appointment by John Nevill lord of Raby of Thomas of Claxton, John of Killerby and William de Hoton as his attornies to deliver seisin of the manor of Healey to William of Lanchester, vicar of St Oswalds near Durham, and William of Graystane, chaplain, in accordance with DCD 1.6 Spec 29.
Date: London, 1 June 1382.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.1874, on a tongue
Copy: DCD Cart. II f.98r
1.6.Spec.31   10 June [1382]
Language:   French
Indenture between John Nevill lord of Raby on the one part and Robert [of Walworth] prior of Durham and his fellow monk Dom John of Berrington on the other that, as John Berrington had bought the manor of Healey near Muggleswick from Nevill, along with all his lands and rents in Durham, Old Durham and Ebchester, along with the lands in Hartlepool formerly held by Richard Stafford, and all his lands in Kirk Merrington and Ferryhill, and all his lands in Sunderland, to the use of the prior of Durham, that is Healey manor for £300, the lands in Durham, Old Durham, Ebchester and Hartlepool for £200, the lands in Kirk Merrington and Ferryhill for 50 marks and the lands in Sunderland for 20 marks, of which total sum 570 marks has been paid with 250 marks yet to be paid.
Date: London, 10 June 5 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 285 x 150mm
Seal: G&B No.1874, on a parchment tag through slits in a turnup, with slits for a further sealing tag
Copy (in Latin): DCD 4.5.Ebor.11.
1.6.Spec.32   [4 April 1377]
Grant by John of Chilton of the manor of Healey to John of Broughton and Thomas de Bicheburne junior.
Witnesses: Peter de Heswell and Thomas of Walworth free tenants of the manor, John Emson of Cornsay, Alan de Stelay, William de Courlay, William de Stobes, Thomas of Claxton.
Date: Healey, Saturday after Easter 51 Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No. 592, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II f.98v
1.6.Spec.33
Missing.
1.6.Spec.34
Missing.
1.6.Spec.35   [31 March 1377]
Grant of power of attorney by John de Strevelyne to Patrick Middleton to deliver siesin of the manors of Healey and Whitehall to John of Dalton and William de Hoton.
Date: Healey, Tuesday after Easter 5I Edward III.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 240mm
Seal: G&B No. 2334, fragments on a tongue, with a wrapping tie
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.88r.
1.6.Spec.36a   8 October 1446
Quitclaim of John Middleton esq to William [Ebchester] prior and the convent of Durham of his right to the manors and vills of Healey and Whitehall.
Witnesses: Thomas Neville knight, Roger Thornton, Master Robert Beaumont temporal chancellor of the bishop of Durham, Master John Lounde warden of Kepier hospital, Robert Rodes steward of the priory of Durham, and William Rakkett clerk of the rolls for the bishop of Durham.
Dated: Durham, 8 October, 1446.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 285mm
Seal: G&B No. 1787, on a double parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Duplicate: DCD 1.6 Spec.36b.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.88r-v.
1.6.Spec.36b   8 October 1446
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 300mm
Seal: G&B No.1786, on a double parchment tag through two slits in a turnup
Duplicate: DCD 1.6 Spec 36a.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.88r-v.
1.6.Spec.37   19 May 1388
Power of attorney by William de Graystanes, William of Cowton, John of Appleby and Reginald Porter, chaplains, to Robin Fenrother and John of Denton to deliver sieisin to the prior and convent of Durham of the manor of Healey, and tenements in Gateshead, Whickham, Durham, Pywelgate, West Merrington, East Merrington, Aycliffe, Fery, Wolviston, Hesildon, le Brome, North Pittington, East Rainton, Hebburn, Burdon, Billingham, Edmundbyers and Cocken.
Date: Durham, 19 May 1388.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 275 x 145mm
Seal: G&B No. 240 and three others, each on a tongue, with a wrapping tie; one of the unidentified seals is also present on 1.6 spec. 41
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.88r.
1.6.Spec.38   21 May 1388
Power of attorney by Robert [of Walworth] prior and the convent of Durham to William of Masham and Hugh of Corbridge to receive seisin on his behalf, as set out in 1.6 Spec 37.
Date: Durham, 19 May 1388.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 325 x 65mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.88v.
1.6.Spec.39   30 March 1446
First, second and third exhibits of the arbitrators on the part of John Middleton in dispute with the prior and convent of Durham over the manor of Healey, reciting:
- grant by John Strivelyn and his wife Jacoba on [6 June] 1361 to William of Kelloe and Thomas Catour all the lands in the bishoprick of Durham which Jacoba had of the inheritance of her late father Richard de Emyldon;
- grant by John Strivelyn to the same of his manor of Healey on [11 June] 1361;
- grant to John Strivelyn and his wife Jacoba by the same of the above lands, with remainder to John Middleton and his wife Christiana on [20 Jul] 1361;
- licence of Bishop Thomas Hatfield for this feoffment of 11 January [1360];
- grant of 20 marks annuity from the manor of Healey by Thomas Catour chaplain to John Strivelyn and John Middleton and his wife Christiana of [10 November] 1361.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 300 x 235 mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.232r-233r.
1.6.Spec.39*   31 March [1327]
Language:   French
Indenture by chirograph that John de Strivelyn knight had delivered various deeds and muniments about the manors of Healey and Whitehall to John of Headlam and William de Blakden to the use of Sir John de Neville lord of Raby.
Date: Newcastle upon Tyne, 31 March 1 Edward III.
Some interlineations.
Parchment, 1m, part indented head, wavy, some letters cut through, diagonal [filing] hole on the left edge
Size: 255 x 110mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.91r.
1.6.Spec.40   [15 December 1446]
Pleas at Durham before William Nevill Lord Fauconberg, Thomas Nevill, Thomas Lumley, William Eure, knights, Robert Beaumont clerk, Robert Danby, John Lounde clerk, William Raket and Richard Weltdon justices of the bishop together with John Portyngton and Christopher Boynton justices, on Thursday after St Lucy 25 Henry VI, reciting that John Middleton arm appeared claiming the manor of Healey, given by Thomas Catour chaplain to John Strivelyn chivaler, and thence descending to John Middleton and his wife Christiana and thence to the said John Middleton their son; and the prior of Durham appeared and disputed this saying that Thomas Catour had not granted it to John Strivelyn as Richard of Chilton had previously been seised of the manor, by name of the manor and vill of South Healey, and had granted it on 15 January 1349/50 to Thomas Catour, who had then given it to John Strivelyn miles who, by his charter of Sunday before St Barnabas [6 June] 1361 at Belshowe, had given it to Thomas Catour, along with John Lange, John de Langsett, Richard de Magham, Robert de Kemmer, Hugh Wode, William Adamson, Alan Hunter, John of Morton and Thomas Albert, who then reenfeoffed Strivelyn who then enfeoffed John Nevill miles, lord of Raby, of the manor, who then granted it on 1 June 1382 to William of Lanchester vicar of St Oswald's by Durham and William of Graystones chaplain, and then after Lanchester's death, William of Graystones gave it, along with other lands with William of Cowton, John of Appleby and Reginald Porter chaplains, on 12 May 1388, with a licence by letters patent from Bishop John [Fordham] of 1 May [1388], to the prior and convent of Durham.
Parchment roll, 1m
Size: 525 x 200mm
Duplicate: DCD 1.6 Spec 42.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f. 90v.
1.6.Spec.41   12 May 1388
Confirmation from William de Graystanes, William of Cowton, John of Appleby and Reginald Porter, chaplains, to the prior and convent of Durham of the manor of Healey, with detailed lands and rents in Gateshead etc, as in 1.6.Spec 37.
Witnesses: Thomas of Claxton, Richard del Parke, Thomas of Langton, Thomas of Walworth, Robert of Walworth.
Date: Durham, 12 May 1388.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 270 x 280mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.89v-90r.
1.6.Spec.42   [15 December 1446]
Pleas concerning Healey manor disputed between John Middleton and the prior and convent of Durham.
Date: Durham, Thursday after St Lucy 25 Henry VI.
Copy.
Paper, 1p, some staining
Size: 285 x 445mm
Original: DCD 1.6 Spec 40.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.90v.
1.6.Spec.43   [4 November 1479]
Quitclaim of John Middleton miles to Robert [Ebchester] prior and the convent of Durham, in respect of his claims to the manor and vills of Healey and Whitehall.
Witnesses: John Sayer, Ralph Claxton, Robert [Killinghall] arms, Edmund Bell clerk.
Date: Durham, 4 November 1479.
Parchment 1m
Size: 285 x 95mm
Seal: G&B No.1785, on a tongue, with a [wrapping tie] stub
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f. 90v.
1.6.Spec.44a   24 November [1447]
Mandate of Robert [Neville] bishop of Durham to William [Ebchester] prior and the convent of Durham to surrender to John Middleton arm the manor of Healey, following the death of his father, John Middleton, as established by his justices at Durham on [15 December 1446].
Date: Durham, by the hand of Robert Beaumont clerk his chancellor, 24 November Pont.9.
Paper, 1p
Size: 90 x 295mm
Duplicate: DCD 1.6.Spec 44b.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.90v.
1.6.Spec.44b   24 November [1447]
Mandate of Bishop Robert [Neville].
Paper, 1p
Size: 295 x 95mm
Duplicate: DCD 1.6 Spec 44a.
1.6.Spec.45   [11 June] 1361
Grant by John de Stryvelyn miles to Thomas Catour chaplain, John Lang, John de Langsete, Richard de Maghaue, Robert de Kemmer, Hugh Wode, William Adamson, Alan Hunter, John of Morton and Thomas Albert, the manor of Heley and a tenement known as the Whitehall.
Witnesses: John of Birtley, William of Kelloe, Jordan of Marley, Gilbert of Marley and John Rougheved.
Date: Heley, Friday in St Barnabas 1361.
Parchment   1m
Size: 255 x 90mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.233r-v.
1.6.Spec.46   [?1446]
Language:   English
Memorandum by Thomas Neville knight, Roger of Thornton esquire, Master Robert Beaumont and Robert Rodes of a bond between John Middleton and the prior of Durham for the manor of Healey. Penalty sum £300.
Paper   1p
Size: 285 x 145mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.90v.
1.6.Spec.47   [20 June] 1352
Grant by John de Whelpdale to John Otheorcheard of Durham of his holdings in Healey.
Witnesses: Adam Scot, Walter son of Stephen, Robert del Kerr, John Wille, William Chalker.
Date: Heley, Wednesday before the nativity of St John the Baptist 1352.
Parchment   1m
Size: 290 x 110mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.233v.
1.6.Spec.48a   [17 July] 1361
Grant by William of Kelloe and Thomas Catour, chaplains, to John de Stryvelyn miles and his wife Jacoba of all the lands that they had from them in the bishopric of Durham, and which descended to Jacoba on the death of her father Richard de Emeldon, including the dowry of Christiana de Emeldon, his wife, with reversions successively to John and the heirs of his body, Jacoba and the heirs of her body, John de Middleton and his wife Christiana and the heirs of their bodies, Christiana and the heirs of her body, John and the heirs of his body, Roger of Widdrington and his wife Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies, William Heroun chivaler and the heirs of his body.
Wintesses: Robert de Hilton chivaler, William de Wessington chivaler, Thomas Stays chivaler, William de Dalden and William de Menevill.
Date: Silksworth, Saturday before St Margaret the Virgin 1361.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 265 x 220mm
Seal: G&B Nos. 2335 and 1487, each on a parchment tag through two slits in a turnup
Duplicate: DCD 1.6 Spec 48b.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.233v-234r.
1.6.Spec.48b   [17 July] 1361
Grant by William of Kelloe and Thomas Catour.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 270 x 265 mm
Seal: G&B Nos. 2334 and 2445, each on a parchment tag through two slits in a turnup
Duplicate: DCD 1.6 Spec 48a.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.233v-234r.
1.6.Spec.49   2 May 1356
Grant by Thomas of Hawick son of William of Hawick to Dom John de Strevelyn lord of Belsow, of the lands and tenements in South Healey given him by John del Orcharde, known as Whelpdaleland.
Witnesses: Dom William de Wessington miles, John de Eure miles, Peter of Haswell, William de Kyrkeby, William of Kelloe.
Date: Healey, 2 May 1356.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 245 x 100 mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.234r-v.
1.6.Spec.50   [6 June] 1361
Grant by John de Strivelyn miles and his wife Jacoba to William of Kelloe and Thomas Catour chaplain, of the lands and tenements within the bishopric of Durham that had come to Jacoba through the death of Richard de Emeldon her father, with the reversion of the lands held as dower by Christiana, Richard's widow, rendering to them £100 annually at the two terms of the year, namely the Nativity of St John the Baptist and Michaelmas.
Winesses: William Heroun chivaler, John Heron chivaler, John of Clifford chivaler, Robert de Eggle, Roger of Widderington, William de Heppiscotes, John of Wotton.
Date: Belshaw, Sunday before St Barnabas, 1361.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 255 x 145 mm
Seal: G&B No.2334, on a parchment tag, with another blank tag, each through two slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.234 v.
1.6.Spec.51   [6 February] 1334
Quitclaim by William of Haswell, son of Ralph del Shell of Heley, to John de Whelpdale of all his right and claim in respect of his holdings in the vill and manor of Heley.
Witnesses: Dom Roger de Esh miles, Richard son of Gilbert of Durham, John of Tudhoe of the same, Robert Schakelok of the same, Thomas of Raby of the same, John of Raby of the same, Thomas del Hough[ton].
Date: Durham, Sunday after the Purification of the BVM, 1333/4.
Size: 250 x 110mm
Seal: Blank parchment sealing tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.234v-235r.
1.6.Spec.52   5 April 1345
Grant by David of Ditchburn to Dom William De Felton miles and Isabella his wife of land and tenements in Caldestrother, rendering 40s a year at the feast of Pentecost and St Mary Magdalen for nine years, and thence ten marks.
Witnesses: Doms John of Fenwick and William de la Dale knights, Robert of Musgrave, Roger of Fenwick, Geoffrey de Fauley, John of Corbridge.
Date: Caldestrother, 5 April 1345.
Size: 255 x 105mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.235r.
1.6.Spec.53   [21 August] 1373
Bond of John de Strivelyn to Thomas de Becheburne regarding lands and tenements in Bradford [Brafferton] during the life of his wife Jacoba, for the consideration of 100s.
Date: Belshaw, Monday after the Assumption of the BVM 1373.
Size: 245 x 75mm
Seal: G&B No. 2334 on a tongue with a wrapping tie above
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.235r-v
1.6.Spec.53*   [19 August 1373]
Grant by John de Strivelyn lord of Belsow and his wife, Jacoba, to John de Farnlaw of the lands and tenements in Brafferton and Caldestrother in the hamlet of Kirkheaton formerly belonging to Thomas de Becheburne.
Witnesses: Dom Alan de Hepstott vicar of the church of Bolam, John of Wallington, Thomas of Trewick, Robert Hydewyne, Patrick of Middleton, Dom William de Multon.
Date: Belshaw, Friday after the Assumption of the BVM 1373.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 280 x 90mm
Seal: G&B No. 2334 on a parchment tag, with another blank tag, through slits in a turnup
1.6.Spec.53+   [21 August] 1373
Grant by John de Farnlaw to John de Strivelyn and his wife Jacoba of all the lands and tenements in Caldestrother, the hamlet of Kirkheaton, for their lives, with reversion to Thomas de Becheburn and the heirs of his body, and then to his heirs.
Witnesses: Dom Alan de Hepscott vicar of Bolam, John of Wallington, Thomas of Trewick, Robert Hydwyn, Patrick of Middleton, Dom William de Multon.
Date: Belshaw, Sunday after the Assumption of the BVM 1373.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 210 x 100mm
Seal: G&B No. 2334 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
1.6.Spec.54   12 January 1355
Feoffment by Thomas de Becheburn to Dom John de Stryvelyn miles of his lands in Caldestrother, which John is to hold from the feast of Pentecost next for 16 years, rendering 10s annually at Pentecost and Michaelmas, with reversion to his heirs who are to pay 10 marks.
Witnesses: Robert of Fenwick, John of Wallington, John de Farnylaw, John of Trewick, Thomas of Teesdale, William of Croxton, William of Shafto.
Date: Coldstrother, 12 January 1354/5.
Size: 300 x 155mm
Seal: G&B No. 2334 on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.235v.
1.6.Spec.[54]
Missing.
1.6.Spec.55
Apparently a duplicate entry to 1.6.Spec.43.
1.6.Spec.56a   [earlier 14th century]
Grant by John of Chilton lord of Healey, to Hugh de Uvedale and Engelisse his wife, of the messuage, croft and 6 acres that Robert Shepherd (Bertarius) once held in Healey, for {3}s 1d a year, multure of the corn grown on the land at the twenty-fourth measure, and 1d brewing payment, with John having first right of purchase in the event of sale or alienation.
Witnesses: Hugh de Scolland, William of Knitsley, William of Rowley, William of Haswell, John of Butsfield, and others.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 200 x 135mm
Seal: G&B No. 592 on a parchment tag from a recycled document concerning Master Hugh, through a slit in a turnup
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.72-73n.
Duplicates: DCD 1.6.Spec.56b&c.
Copy: DCD Reg. I, f.i.95r-v, with acreage (2 acres) of croft interlined and an additional witness.
1.6.Spec.56b   [earlier 14th century]
Grant by John of Chilton.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, letters cut through
Size: 210 x 105mm
Duplicates: DCD 1.6.Spec.56a&c.
Copy: DCD Reg. I, f.i.9.5r-v.
1.6.Spec.56c   [earlier 14th century]
Grant by John of Chilton, final witness illegible due to fading.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 170 x 85mm
Duplicates: DCD 1.6 Spec 56a and b.
Copy: DCD Reg.I, f.i.95r-v.
1.6.Spec.56*   24 January 1341
?Release by John Stirvelyn to Robert Dowdale of a rent of 2s 11d in Heley.
Date: 24 January 1340/1.
Size: 205 x 115mm
Seal: G&B No. 2334 on a parchment tag through a slit in the foot
1.6.Spec.57
Missing.
1.6.Spec.58
Missing.
1.6.Spec.59
Missing.
1.6.Spec.60
Missing.
1.6.Spec.61
Missing.
1.6.Spec.62
Missing.
1.6.Spec.63
Missing.
1.6.Spec.64   7 January 1506
Language:  Latin and English
Bond of Ralph Hodgson of West Auckland and Thomas Hodgson of Edge Knoll (Edesknole) yeomen to Thomas [Castell] prior of Durham in £20 not to oppose the prior's claim at the next court at Wolsingham to a house and close called Wodclose in Lynesack and a parcel of ground at Saltburn Foot in the same township.
Date: 7 January 1505.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 205 x 55mm
Seal: Two seals, each on a tongue, with a [wrapping tie] stub
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.299r.
1.6.Spec.65
Missing.
1.6.Spec.66
Missing.
1.6.Spec.67   9 April [1506]
Language:  Latin and English
Bond of John Dillacre of Haswell, yeoman, and Robert Newby of Cokfeld, yeoman, and Ralph Symson of Durham, yeoman, to Thomas [Castell] prior of Durham in £40 to be paid by Pentecost for a parcel of land of John Dillacre and his wife Marjorie in Lynesack at the next halmote court at Wolsingham.
Date: 9 April 21 Henry VII.
Signed by Dillacre, Newby and Symson.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 285 x 210mm
Seal: Fragments of three seals, each on a parchment tongue, with a wrapping tie
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.300r.
1.6.Spec.68   4 July [1491]
Grant by John Walker of Middridge, husbandman, to John Nesse chaplain and Roger Morland of tenements in South Healey, North Healey and Whitehall in the parish of Lanchester, and appointing Hugh Whitfield and Thomas Watson of Esh as his attonries.
Date: Durham, 4 July 6 Henry VII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 310 x 105mm
Seal: Unidentified, on a parchment tag through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.247r, omitting “Walker” from grantor's name, and 298v.
1.6.Spec.69   3 July [1491]
Language:  Latin and English
Bond of John Walker of Middridge, husbandman, and John Brownyng of Brancepeth, yeoman, to John [Auckland] prior of Durham in £20 in respect of the tenements in Lanchester, viz North Healey, South Healey and Whitehall to be given to John Nesse, priest, and Roger Morland by the feast of the exaltation of the Holy Cross [14 September].
Date: Durham, 3 July 6 Henry VII.
Size: 280 x 115mm
Seal: Two seals on a tongue each, with a wrapping tie
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.246v-247r and 298 r-v.
2.6.Spec.1
= 1.1.Reg.16.
2.6.Spec.2
= 2.1.Reg.16, missing.
2.6.Spec.3   [?1189 x c.1220s]
Grant by Richard of Holmside, in honour of God and St Cuthbert and for the salvation of his soul and his ancestors', in free, pure and perpetual alms, to Alan the sacrist of Durham, to ornate the altars in the church of St Cuthbert, of all his land within the park of Iveston (Yvestan) with the sheepfold there, to be held as are any other alms in the bishopric of Durham.
Witnesses: Philip of Guildford (Geldeford), William of Medomsley (Medmesleie), Ranulph Buche, William of Bradley, Robert of Iveston, Robert Scot.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 145 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.1362, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.99r.
2.6.Spec.4   [early 13th century]
Grant by Richard of Holmside, to God and St Cuthbert for the working (operationem) of the church of Durham, of all his land which he holds of Robert of Iveston in the field of Iveston between the old hedge and Heseldene, in free, pure and perpetual alms, with all the liberties etc as detailed which he has from the same Robert, freely etc as any alms in the bishopric of Durham.
Witnesses: Roger Daudry, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Robert of the monastery, William of Medomsley (Meddemefleie), Ranulph Buche, Robert of Iveston, Walter of Whitwell, (Witewelle), Philip of Guildford (Geldeford), Robert de Coxall.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 155mm
Seal: G&B No.1362, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.99r.
2.6.Spec.5   [1197 x 1217]
Grant by Robert son of Richard of Iveston to Richard of Holmside his kinsman (cognatus) for homage and service in fee and heredity of 48 acres of land in the vill of Iveston towards the north part of the vill of Iveston at Hesliheued, rendering annually a pound of pepper at St Cuthbert in September.
Witnesses: Aimeric (Hemerico) the archdeacon, Philip de Hulee', Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Roger Daudri and Walter his brother, William of Medomsley (Medmesley), Ranulph Buche, Philip of Guildford (Geldeford), William of Bradley, Alan ?Pernaut.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 225mm
Seal: G&B No.1441, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.99r.
2.6.Spec.6   [later 13th century]
Grant by Agnes and Matilda daughters of Michael Ferure of Iveston (Ivistan) to John son of Adam of Knitsley (Knicheley) in their widowhoods of 5 acres and one rod of land in the field of Iveston, that is 1½ acres between le Kilneflat and Pomerin, 3 acres and 3 rods on Esterothley between le Heldelethe and Harlewyne with the meadow in the measured place of land, for a certain sum of money paid by the said John, rendering annually 3d at Pentecost and carrying out any foreign service.
Witnesses: Hugh of Knitsley, Ioulan of Bradley, William of ?Bradley, Robert of Colepike Hall (Colepykil), John Dingebel, Elias son of Uhtred, Robert de la Brome, Hugh of Peebles (Pebl) clerk.
Endorsed (contemporary) as being the charter of Agnes and Matilda Ferrour.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 115 x 230mm
Seal: two blank parchment [sealing] tags, each through a slit in a turnup
2.6.Spec.6*   [later 13th century]
Grant by Agnes and Matilda daughters of Michael Ferrur in their widowhoods to John son of Adam son of Med of Knitsley (Knicheley) of all the meadow and land in the field of Iveston which lies between le Helde, le Heldelethe, le Sumirlesu, and le Helde Medu, for a certain sum of money useful for expediting their business, rendering annually 3d at St John the Baptist in summer.
Witnesses: Hugh of Knitsley, Ioulan of Bradley, William of ?Bradley, Robert of Colepike Hall (Colepykil), John Dingebel, Elias son of Uhtred, Robert de la Brome, Hugh of Peebles (Pebl) clerk.
Endorsed (contemporary) as being the charter of Agnes and Matilda Ferrour.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 90 x 195mm
Seal: unidentified fragment, on a parchment tag, recycled from a document, with a further blank tag, each through a slit in a turnup
2.6.Spec.7   [1 June] 1281
Grant by Hugh Fydi mason to John son of Adam of Knitsley of all the half of land, toft and croft which his grandfather Gilbert de Morlawe had from William de Wintonia, for a certain sum of money which John gave him in his great necessity, in the vill and territory of Iveston, to be held of the lord of Iveston, rendering annually to Hugh an apple at Iveston at St Cuthbert in September and to the chief lord of the fee 12d at the four terms constituted in the bihopric of Durham.
Witnesses: Hugh of Knitsley, Ioulan of Bradley, Robert of Colepike Hall, William lord of Medomsley, Nicholas Rucheved, William of the Wood, Roger Kirkman of Iveston, William son of John son of Elstan, Hugh of ?Peebles (Pebl) clerk.
Date: Lanchester, Pentecost 1281.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 205mm
Seal: G&B No.2038, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Formerly 4.4.Elemos.19.
Copied in DCD Alm. Rentls. & Cart., f.167v-168r.
2.6.Spec.8   [later 13th century]
Grant by Robert of Iveston to God and St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham for their almoner of 14 acres with common of pasture in the vill of Iveston, that is in the toft and croft at Lechelandes 2 acres, and 2 acres which Gocelin held, and 3 acres which were Turgis's at Barens, and 3 acres at Brokes, and one which was William son of Robert de Brockes's, and 1½ acres of meadow by Turgis's land between Lebat and Seketa.
Witnesses: Alan Pingnant jr, William of Medomsley, William of Bradley, Thomas de Pincerna, William de Luiz, Philip of Guildford, William Ferrur, Thomas Garchn', Leonard.
Parchment, 1m, some staining, part of the foot gnawed away
Size: 85 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified fragment, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
2.6.Spec.9   [later 13th century]
Grant by William son of Herbert and Ralph son of Nicholas de Cotes, and Agnes and Matilda their wives, daughters of Michael Ferur, to John of Iveston son of Alan of Knitsley, of 5 acres of land in the field of Iveston at Morpeth in one cultivation, which were formerly Michael Ferur's, for a sum of money given by John in their greatest necessity.
Witnesses: Ralph of Medomsley, Ioulan of Bradley, Alan Poynaund, Peter of Crook, Gilbert of Hollingside (Holynseth), Reginald de Ruthhefd', Robert de Chrichston.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 80 x 190mm
Seal: 4 blank parchment [sealing] tags recycled from a document, each through a slit in a turnup
2.6.Spec.10   [c.1200]
Grant by Richard of Iveston (Yvestan) to William Ferrator of the meadow on Gocelin's acres and the land between the stream and the land of Adam and Estroceleie with Uthred's land, and 1½ acres between the land of Lefwin and the brunleibane which goes to the vadum towards the vill and rising from that vadum to the brunleibane between the land of Lefwin and the road which runs to Lanchester (Longcestuam), and an acre which starts at the brunleibane descending to the channel (ductum) of Heseldene towards the north of Lefwin's land, in fee and heredity, rendering annually 6d at Pentecost and 1d for the common forinseca service, and if he cannot warrant these lands then he will make an exchange of others from his heredity to the same value.
Witnesses: Jordan of Scotland (Escolland), Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Roger de Audre, Peter Harpun, Thomas de Amundevile, Simon de Haucorp, Walter de Musters, Alan Pingnant, William of Lintz, Simon de Bursebrad, William of Bradley, Roger de Merlei, Robert de Coltum, William son of Hernald.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 160 x 200mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
2.6.Spec.11   [later 13th century]
Grant by Walter son of Adam dictus Boterell to Roger son of Adam del Brome of all his free tenement in the vill of Iveston (Hyestan).
Witnesses: William of Knitsley (Knychely), Hugh of Scotland (Scowland), Thomas of Urpeth, Nicholas dictus Rowcheved, John Roucheved, William son of the clerk, Ralph of Healey.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 90 x 205mm
Seal: blank parchment sealing tag, through a slit in a turnup
Formerly 4.4.Elemos.20.
Copied in DCD Alm. Rentls. & Cart., f.168r-v.
2.6.Spec.12   1279
Grant by William son of Roger of Sherburn (Schireburne) and Agnes his wife, daughter of Michael Ferrur of Iveston, to John son of Adam of Knitsley, of a messuage, toft and croft and 16 acres of land, formerly Michael Ferrur's, in the vill and field of Iveston for a certain sum of money which John gave them usefully expedient for their business, to hold from the almoner of the church of Durham, rendering annually an oblation of cumin at St Cuthbert in September and the due services to the almoner.
Witnesses: Hugh of Knitsley, William of Bradley, Robert of Colepike Hall, Nicholas son of Reginald, John son of Reginald, Gilbert Tulbe, Robert son of Geoffrey of the Woodside, Hugh of Peebles (Peblis) clerk.
Date: Durham, before the bishop of Durham's justices itinerant Doms Robert de Nevill, Gwichard de Charund, Thomas of Herrington and Alan of Walkingham and enroled before them, 1279.
Endorsed: 14th century description, including noting that the service was 14d annually.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 210mm
Seal: one blank parchment [sealing] tag recycled from a [deed], through 3 slits in a turnup, with further slits for another tag
Formerly 4.4.Elemos.12.
Copied in DCD Alm.Rentls.&Cart., f.161v-162r.
2.6.Spec.13   [1174 x 1195]
Grant by William of Howden, for the souls of Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, himself and all his parents, to God, St Cuthbert and all the monks of the church of Durham serving the saint, of the church of Ivesley (Yvesleia) with a toft and croft and 20 acres of land cultivated in the same vill, for the infirmary, in pure and perpetual alms; to be held like any church.
Witnesses: Burchard and William archdeacons, Master William Blesens, Master Stephen Lincoln, Master Richard of Coldingham, Master Henry Durham, Master Robert de Edington, Master Walter of Pittington, Master Walter of Haddington, Master Anger, Peter chaplain, William of Howden, John brother of William of Howden, Master Nicholas the medic, John William Nicholas sons of William of Howden, Adam de Harden, William of Blacktoft (Blaketoft), John de Mara, Geoffrey of Bishopton.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 170 x 225mm
Seal: G&B No.1410, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.99v; Cart. Vet., f.81v.
2.6.Spec.14
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.99v.
2.6.Spec.15
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.99v-100r.
2.6.Spec.16
Missing.
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.99v; Cart. Vet., f.122v.
2.6.Spec.17
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.100r.
2.6.Spec.18
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.100r.
2.6.Spec.19   [c.1200]
Acknowledgement by Philip de Ulecotes that he and his heirs, for as long as Alice of Kibblesworth lives, from whom he holds his land of Kibblesworth, are held to pay the prior and convent of Durham annually 7 marks at 2 terms, that is 3½ marks at Pentecost and 3½ at St Martin, which 7 marks the prior and convent undertook to pay the said Alice for life, and for the payment of which Phillip has appointed his men of Kibblesworth as his attornies, and allows the prior and convent to distrain from his land for non-payment and he has appointed Roger de Audre and Geoffrey of Conyers (Coniers) as his pledges.
Sealed by Philip de Ulecotes and his pledges.
Witnesses: (blank).
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 190mm
Seal: G&B Nos.104 & 2503, each on a parchment tag, with a further blank parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.106n.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.100r-v.
2.6.Spec.20   4 March [1370]
Inspeximus by Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham of the following writ.
Date: Durham, by the hand of John Kingston bishop's clerk, 4 March Pont.25.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 195 x 275mm
Seal: G&B No.3136, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.100v.
   [2 May 1222 or 1233]
Final concord in the court of Richard formerly bishop of Durham before Hugh de Capella, Walter Daure, Simon of Burntoft and Adam de Marley, justices, mentioning a writ to the bishop's justices to hear a plea of darrein presentment between Richard de Yeland and Ralph [Kerneth] prior of Durham, whereby Yeland quitclaimed his right to the presentation to the church of Kimblesworth in return for 40s.
Date: Durham, Monday before the Invention of the Holy Cross Pont.5.
2.6.Spec.21   [11 March 1309]
Admission by Stephen de Maulay dean of the prebendal church of Au[ckland] and vicar general of Antony [Bek] patriarch of Jerusalem and bishop of Durham, of Dom Roger de Hesillarton priest to the church of Kimblesworth (Kymmelisworth) on the presentation of the prior and convent of Durham.
Date: Sherburn, 5 Id. March 1[309].
Parchment, 1m, badly gnawed with much of the centre missing
Size: 100 x 205mm
Seal: [sealing tongue and wrapping tie] stubs
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.100v.
Printed in: Records of Antony Bek, ed C.M. Fraser (Surtees Society 162, 1947), p.153.
2.6.Spec.22   [29 April] 1255
Certification by Master Patrick of Hartlepool official of the archdeacon of Durham, of carrying out the mandate of Master Robert de Diffend, viceagent of Dom Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham, to put William de Helton clerk into corporal possession of Kimblesworth church.
Date: Kimblesworth, Thursday after St Mark 1255.
Endorsed (14th century) as being the induction of William de Hilton.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 155mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie stub below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.101r.
2.6.Spec.23   [27 April] 1255
Confirmation by Master Robert de Driffend viceagent of Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham of the following letters patent.
Date: Durham, Tuesday after St Mark 1255.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 180mm
Seal: [sealing tongue and wrapping tie] stubs
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.101r.
   [26 April] 1255
Letters patent by Richard de Yeland miles to Master Robert de Driffend official of the bishop of Durham, quitclaiming to the prior and convent of Durham all right in the church of Kimblesworth and acknowledging their right to present.
Date: Seaham, the morrow of St Mark 1255.
2.6.Spec.24   [27 April] 1255
Admission and institution by Master Robert de Driffend viceagent of Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham, at the presentation of Bertram prior and the convent of Durham, of William de Helton clerk to the church of Kimblesworth.
Date: the Galilee, Durham, Tuesday after St Mark 1255.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 65 x 175mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.92r.
2.6.Spec.25
= 2.1.Pont.12.
2.6.Spec.26
= 2.1.Pont.18.
2.6.Spec.27
= 3.2.Pont.7.
2.6.Spec.28   [mid 13th century]
Survey of the prior of Durham's vaccary at [Milneside wood] at Witton.
Endorsed (contemporary) as Milneside wood.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.697, and two others unidentified, each on a tongue, with a further blank tongue, and a [wrapping tie] stub
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.102v.
2.6.Spec.29
= 2.2.Pont.11.
2.6.Spec.30
= 2.1.Pont.13.
2.6.Spec.31
= 4.2.Pont.1.
2.6.Spec.32   [17 October] 1315
Quitclaim by Peter del Crook to the prior and convent of Durham of any right to the common pasture which he had in the moor of the Old Borough Durham called Beaurepair moor which they recovered by an assize of novel disseisin against Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham.
Witnesses: John son of John of Durham, Roger son of Lucian of the same, William lord of Newton, Hugh of Cocken, William Wilde, Peter of Clopton.
Date: Durham, 16 Kal. November 1315.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.740, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.102v.
2.6.Spec.33   [14 May] 1313
Quitclaim by Hugh of Cocken to the prior and convent of Durham of his right to the moor of Bearpark (Beurepayr) and whatever wastes had been granted to the prior and convent of Finchale in the moor of Finchale and at Bradside through a feoffment of 43½ acres of land which he had from Richard [Kellaw] bishop of Durham.
Date: Durham, Prid. Id. May 1313.
Endorsed (contemporary) as being a quitclaim to common pasture in Bearpark moor.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 210mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.102v.
2.6.Spec.34   [20 August] 1316
Quitclaim by Alice widow of Peter del Crook to the prior and convent of Durham of any right of common pasture in the wastes of the prior and convent on Bearpark moor.
Date: Galilee Durham, St Oswin 1316.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 220mm
Seal: G&B No.741, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.102v.
2.6.Spec.35   [5 October] 1305
Quitclaim by Walter dictus del Brome to the prior and convent of Durham of any right to common pasture in their whole park of Bearpark.
Witnesses: Dom Thomas of Whitworth miles, Emeric of Kelloe, Peter de Trillesdon, Peter del Crook, William de Aumford.
Date: Durham, 3 Non. October 1305, 33 Edward [I], Pont.23.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 205mm
Seal: G&B No.412, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.103r.
2.6.Spec.36   6 September 1313
Quitclaim by Richard son of Alan of Kelloe to the prior and convent of Durham of any right in the moor of Bearpark through a feoffment of 58½ acres of land which he had from Richard [Kellaw] bishop of Durham.
Date: Durham, 6 September 1313.
Endorsed (contemporarily) as being a quitclaim to common pasture at Bearpark.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 225mm
Seal: G&B No.1480, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.103r.
2.6.Spec.37   6 January 1322
Quitclaim by William of Chilton to the prior and convent of Durham of his right to common pasture on Bearpark moor, pertaining to his free tenement in the Old Borough of Durham, which he had impleaded the prior and convent in an assize of novel disseisin before the justiciars of Louis [Beaumont] bishop of Durham.
Date: Durham, 6 January 1321/2.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 250mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.103r.
2.6.Spec.38   [later 13th century]
Quitclaim by William dictus Frankeley of Witton to the prior and convent of Durham of his right to common pasture anywhere in their park of Bearpark.
Witnesses: Dom William de Latun, Robert of Burnigill (Bruninghul), John of Hornby, Guy of Lumley, Stephen of Elwick.
Endorsed (contemporarily) as being a document of William Frencley.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 215mm
Seal: G&B No.1017, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Decoration: elaborated initial “I”
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.103r-v.
2.6.Spec.39   [26 March] 1275
Grant by William son of Gilbert of Layton lord of Witton to the prior and convent of Durham of a good licence and free faculty to enclose a certain parcel (particulam) of arable land of 2 acres in the cultivation (cultura) called Rieleye in the field of Witton on the west side of the same vill to ?delay (dilatandum) their park from war rent (bello reditu), and he also quitclaims any right to common pasture.
Witnesses: Doms Thomas of Herrington, and Roger of Lumley milites, Robert of Burnigill, Walter of Rothbury (Roubyr), Hugh de Monte Alto forester, John of Hornby, William Fraunkeleyn, Alan de Slikeburn clerk.
Date: Durham, morrow of the Annunciation of the BVM 1275.
Endorsed (contemporary) as being a quitclaim to common in the park of Bearpark.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 195mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.103v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.190n.
2.6.Spec.40
= 3.3.Pont.4.
2.6.Spec.41
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.301v.
2.6.Spec.42
= 3.3.Pont.5.
2.6.Spec.43
Missing.
2.6.Spec.44   [23 September 1359]
Assize held before John Mowbray and his fellow justices of the bishop, to examine the plea of John Potter that John [Fossor] prior of Durham, Adam Bourserman, John of Bolton, John Myne, Robert Carter and Richard Bourserman unjustly disseised him of his rights of common, pertaining to his free tenement in Durham, for all manner of beasts, throughout and at any time of the year, in three acres of pasture; with John of Elvet as bailiff for the prior and the others, who did not come, replying for the said Adam, John, John, Robert and Richard that they had done no injury or disseisin, and for the prior, as tenant of the said three acres, saying that John Potter had never been seised of the common pasure as pertaining to his free tenement; and challenging Thomas of Coxside, Richard of Stafford, Walter Underside, John del Bowes, Thomas of Pittington, Richard Cosour, Lawrence Jakes, William de Harhelme, John of Plumpton, William of Chilton, John of Herrington, Thomas Goldsmith, Alan Clerk, John Lambe, Stephen Palman, William de Gildeford, Robert Sadeler, William Coke, and William de Kereby, named in the panel of jurors, as well as others who did not come, because they were free tenants in the Old Borough of Durham, and would also want to claim common rights if John Potter succeeded in his action; and with Gilbert de Holm and William of Ludworth, chosen to try the jurors, finding that the panel favoured John Potter, the whole panel was removed, and the sheriff summoned a new panel from the ward of Darlington, to appear on Wednesday after Epiphany [8 January 1360]; and the action being adjourned to Monday in the fifth week of Lent [23 March 1360], when none came, the sheriff added eight [days ?]; on which date John Potter and the said bailiff came, and a jury was chosen which said that John Potter had never been seised of the common aforesaid as pertaining to his free tenement.
Date: Durham, Monday after St Matthew Pont. Thomas 15.
Endorsed (15th century) as an assize about land lying on the north side of Godesley by Bearpark moor called Le Gare Brade.
Parchment, 1m, with a [filing] hole in the centre of the foot
Size: 215 x 245mm
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.92r-v; Reg. III, f.78v.
2.6.Spec.45   [8 April 1336]
Essoins taken before Thomas de Heppiscotes, Roger of Esh and Robert Parnyng, justices of the bishop.
Alice othe Slade, pledges Adam Bette and Walter Lealpay, in an assize of novel disseisin against William [of Cowton] prior of Durham and John Turnour over common pasture in the Old Borough of Durham, in mercy.
Date: Durham, Monday after the close of Easter 10 Edward III and Pont. Richard 3.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 290mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.92v.
2.6.Spec.46   [1311 x c.1320]
Grant by James le Spicer of Durham to Robert of Leicester and his wife Matilda of 9½ acres of land by the Bearpark park, 14 acres of land by le Nunneker, 8 acres and half a rod of land by Surnulkeden, 2 acres of land which were John Madour's in Nettelsworth (Neteleworth), 16 acres and 3 rods of land in Whiteley wood which were Gilbert de Qwerendon's, and 10 acres of land in le Greneker and half an acre of meadow in Surnulkeden which he was granted by Antony [Bek] formerly bishop of Durham, rendering annually at the exchequer in Durham the due farm.
Witnesses: William of Knitsley (Knicheley), Hugh of Scotland (Scouland), John of Burnigill (Brouninghill), Ralph of Warsop, William of Hebburn, Richard of Kelloe sr, William son of Walter, John of Tudhoe, Geoffrey of Spennythorpe.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 160 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.92v-93r.
2.6.Spec.47
Missing.
2.6.Spec.48   [26 July 1334]
Record of court action before Thomas de Heppiscotes and his fellow justices, held on Tuesday the morrow of St James, Pont. 1, to examine the plea of Alice othe Slade that William [of Cowton], prior of Durham, and John Turnour had unjustly disseised her of her rights, pertaining to her free tenement in the Old Borough of Durham, of common in 40 acres of moor and pasture, for all manner of her draught animals throughout the year; with William, prior of Durham, present, and John Turnour represented by Henry de Hett, his bailiff; adjourned to the morrow of St Matthew, then Tuesday after the Circumcision, Tuesday after [the end of] Easter week, Wednesday the morrow of St James.
Date: Durham, Tuesday the morrow of St James, Pont. [Richard] 1.
Endorsed (15th century) as registered in the middle of the new cartulary.
Parchment, 1m, some bad stains on the edges and in the centre rendering some text illegible
Size: 170 x 220mm
Partial copy: DCD Reg. III, f.78v.
2.6.Spec.49
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.236r.
2.6.Spec.50   22 July [1427]
Writ recordare facias from Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham to the sheriff of Durham to record a loquela between John Pollard litster and Richard Couhird of Durham yeoman about Pollard's animals being unjustly detained, before the bishop's justices at Durham on 19 September next.
Date: Durhamper manus William Chaunceller, bishop's chancellor, 22 July Pont. 21.
Since William Melot subsheriff who frequently holds pleas in the absence of the sheriff receives an annual pension of 6s 8d from Pollard, he and the sheriff favour Pollard in this plea.
Endorsed (contemporary) as a writ about animals taken within the prior's seperalitate on Bearpark moor.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 340mm
Another version: DCD Loc.V:16.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.93v.
2.6.Spec.51
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.94r-96v.
2.6.Spec.52
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.301v.
2.6.Spec.53   [10 March 1429]
Draft record of the court process:
Richard Couhird' of Durham, yeoman, was arrested to answer to John Pollard ', dyer, concerning John's plea that Richard had taken his draught beasts and unjustly detained them; John, through Thomas Wheldale, his attorney, pleaded that on 5 July, Pont. 21 [1427] in the Old Borough of Durham, in Bearpark moor, Richard took 25 of his cows, and detained them against security until &c, wherefor John had sustained 20 marks' damage; and therefor he brought suit;
Richard, in person, as bailiff of John, prior of Durham, acknowledged the detention of the said cows; protested that the said moor was part of the manor of Bearpark and not within the Old Borough of Durham; said that the cows were taken between le Monkeherber' and le Aumner'cloce, which place is a free tenement and the several ground of the prior as by right of his church of St Cuthbert, and was at the time of the said seizure, and that Richard found the cows there depasturing the prior's grass and causing damage, and as bailiff of the prior took and impounded them;
John protested that he and all the tenants of the Old Borough of Durham had and used to have common pasture in 40 acres of the said moor, and that the place in which Richard acknowledged the said seizure was part of the 40 acres; and said that he was seized of a messuage in the Old Borough and that common pasture in the said place for all manner of draught beasts had pertained to the messuage from time out of mind; wherefor he asked for judgment and damages;
Richard declared that John Pollard ' neither had nor used to have common in the moor or in any part thereof; that the place of the seizure was a free tenement and the several ground of the prior, such that neither John Pollard ' nor anyone whose estate he had in the said messuage had or used to have common pasture in that place as alleged, and that this he is ready to verify; wherefor he asked judgment and the return of the cows;
John Pollard ' said that he had common pasture as he alleged; and submitted himself to a jury, as did the said Richard; wherefor the sheriff was ordered to cause twelve to come on Thursday next after Matthew the apostle [23 September]; the process was continued to Thursday in the fourth week of Lent, Pont. 23, on which day John and Richard came in person, and the jury found in favour of Richard; and Richard should have return of the cows. Jurors: Robert Conyers of Sockburn, Thomas Cuke of Fishburn, John Maulyverer, lord of Croxdale, John Haddam of Seaham, Thomas Marlay of Langton', William Forster' of Auckland, John Fossour' of Durham, John Scruttevile', William Maddyson', Thomas Robinson, Hugh Evenwood, William Dalton.
Parchment, 2m
Size: 305 x 265mm
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.93r-v; Reg. III, f.174v-175v.
2.6.Spec.54   [1197 x 1217]
Grant by Gilbert de Leia, for his love and reverence for the glorious confessor Cuthbert, and for the salvation of the soul of his lord of pious memory H[ugh of Le Puiset] formerly bishop of Durham and his successors, and for the salvation of his own soul and his heirs, to the prior and monks of Durham of all his land of Crook (Cruketon) towards the south from the River Browney (Brun), in pure and perpetual alms.
Witnesses: Aimeric archdeacon, Leo de Heriz sheriff, Ralph de Multon, Jordan Escolland, Roger of Kibblesworth (Kibleswurda), Roger of Eppleton (Epplinden), Randulph of Fishburn, Walter of the monastery, Robert son of Thomas, Robert of the monastery.
Endorsed (c.1500) as Bearpark.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 140 x 180mm
Seal: G&B No.1592, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.103v; Cart. IV, f.93v-94r; Cart. Vet., f.83r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.188n.
2.6.Spec.55   [1197 x 1217]
Grant by Philip de Leya, for the salvation of the soul of good memory of Hugh [of Le Puiset] formerly bishop of Durham, and his predecessors and successors as bishop, and for the salvation of the souls of himself, his wife, his father and mother, and all his ancestors and successors, in free, pure and perpetual alms, to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham, of all the land at Crook (Cruketon) which his father Gilbert had from the River Browney (Brun) towards the south, which his father gave them.
Witnesses: Adam de Yelande, Roger Daudre, Robert son of Meldred, John Haunsard, Alexander of Hilton, Robert son of Thomas, Robert of the monastery, Walter of the monastery, William of Lumley, Geoffrey de Hopedun, Simon of Hawthorn.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 105 x 145mm
Seal: G&B No.1593, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.104r; Alm.Sm.Cart. p.30-31, with only 3 witnesses; Cart. Vet., f.89r.
Witnesses printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.188n.
2.6.Spec.56
Missing.
2.6.Spec.57
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.94r-96v.
2.6.Spec.58   [9 April] 1336
Declaration by Hugh Burdon'; John Randalf; John Faloudon'; John Bill'; John Brunnynghill'; John de Haldwod'; Robert de Brakynbery; Roger, lord of Newton; William son of Master William of Kelloe; Richard, lord of Lintz; William de Edmundisly; William Chaunceller; Adam Scott; John de Welpdall'; William son of Adam Scott; William Bill' of Langley; William de Billey of Brakynbery ; Ralph of Warsop; John of Seaton; John Scott of Brandon; Thomas son of Richard of Lintz; John Fraunkelayne; John del Brome; and William Ausforth' that since Alice del Slade, in the court of Richard de Bury, bishop of Durham, lately summoned an assize of novel disseisin by the following writ,
by reason of which the prior and John were attached, and the suit was contested before the justices of the said bishop, as the rolls and memoranda of the same justices record, in manner following:
testifying that they [the twenty-four individuals in whose name the document is issued], neighbours from the locality, have seen from beginning to end the things contained in the foregoing record and process, and were personally present at the restitution and reseisin. Under their seals.
Date: Bearpark moor, Tuesday after the end of Easter week 1336.
Dorse
List of all those making the declaration with, for some of them, details of their occupations, statuses, holdings or offices.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 500 x 310mm
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.96v-98r; Reg. III, f.77v-78v (with final witnesses added, but not the list on the dorse).
   28 June [1334]
Writ by Richard, bishop of Durham, to the sheriff of Durham since Alice oth' Slade has pleaded that William, prior of Durham, and John Turnour unjustly disseised her of her common pasture in the Old Borough of Durham, pertaining to her free tenement there since the first crossing of Henry [III] to Gascony [1230], instructing him, if Alice has given security to pursue her claim, to have a jury of twelve men from the vicinity view the pasture and tenement, and summon them before Thomas de Hoppescotes, Roger of Esh, and Simon of Grimsby, for examination, at a date and place which he is to make known to these three, and to take security and reliable pledges that the prior and John, or their bailiffs, be there to hear the examination.
By the hand of Nicholas Gategang, the bishop's clerk.
Date: Durham, 28 June, Pont. 1.
   [26 July 1334]
Record of court action before Thomas de Heppiscotes, Roger of Esh, and Simon of Grimsby, justices, held on Tuesday the morrow of St James, Pont. 1, to examine the plea of Alice oth Slad that William, prior of Durham, and John Turnour had unjustly disseised her of her rights, pertaining to her free tenement in the Old Borough of Durham, of common in 40 acres of moor and pasture, for all manner of her draught animals throughout the year; with William, prior of Durham, present, and John Turnour represented by Henry de Hett, his bailiff; adjourned to Tuesday after the Circumcision [3 January 1335], Tuesday after the end of Easter week [25 April 1335], Wednesday the morrow of St James [26 July 1335], Monday after Michaelmas [2 October 1335], Tuesday after the Circumcision [2 January 1336], Monday after the end of Easter week, Pont. 3 [8 April 1336]; and the prior, not wishing to cause Alice further impediment, and with the consent of his chapter and the consideration of the more noble of his council, convened for that purpose, gave his mandate to John Barneby, monk of Durham, terrar of the priory, as attorney to restore Alice to her common pasture, along with the others with like title; and on Tuesday after the end of Easter week [9 April 1336], John went to Bearpark moor, a moor of the Old Borough, and, in the presence of Nicholas Gattegang', chancellor of the bishop's temporalities, Thomas de Heppescotes, Roger de Esh, and Robert Parnyng, justices of the bishop, and others specially asked, reseised Alice in her pasture, likewise restoring all the free tenants of the Old Borough to the common pasture, in perpetuity;
Another version: DCD 2.6.Spec.48.
2.6.Spec.59   [26 July 1334]
Record of court action before Thomas de Heppiscotes, Roger of Esh, and Simon of Grimsby, justices, held on Tuesday the morrow of St James, Pont. 1, to examine the plea of Alice oth Slad that William, prior of Durham, and John Turnour had unjustly disseised her of her rights, pertaining to her free tenement in the Old Borough of Durham, of common in 40 acres of moor and pasture, for all manner of her draught animals throughout the year; with William, prior of Durham, present, and John Turnour represented by Henry de Hett, his bailiff; adjourned to Tuesday after the Circumcision [3 January 1335], Tuesday after the end of Easter week [25 April 1335], and Wednesday the morrow of St James [26 July 1335].
Parchment, 1m
Size: 180 x 340mm
Copies (part): DCD Cart. IV, f.98r; Reg. III, f.77v-78r.
2.6.Spec.60
Missing.
Copy (part): DCD Cart. IV, f.98r-v.
2.6.Spec.61   [c.1197 x 1217]
Grant by Gilbert de Leya to Robert of the monastery, for his homage and service, of those 3 bovates of land of 36 acres in the vill of Witton (Wihttona) which Gilbert and Robert Tulli and Robert Dod held and with the common pasture of the said vill, and 2 bovates of land of his demesne in the field of Crook (Cruketona) on the west part of the almoner's vaccary beside the River Browney (Brun) of 26 acres, rendering annually 27d, half at Pentecost and half at St Martin, and the service of a twentieth part of a knight's fee.
Witnesses: Ralph de Muletona, Gilbert de Abigwurth and Roger his brother, Walter of the monastery and Ralph his brother, Roger de Alchre, Roger de Turstamell, Drogon of Middleham, Robert of Boldon, William of Linz and Geoffrey his son, Walter Wallensi, Ralph the monk, William de Bonevill.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 205mm
Seal: G&B No.1592, on red and green silk cords, threaded through 4 holes in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.104r.
2.6.Spec.62a   [21 May] 1268
Grant by William son of Gilbert of Layton miles to God and St Mary and St Cuthbert and the prior and convent of Durham, in free, pure and perpetual alms, in exchange for land which he holds of them in the territory of Moorsley (Moreslau), of all the land which he holds in the territory of Witton between the land of the almoner of Durham and the River Browney, beginning at the angle of the ditch of the prior and convent under the hospital and extending to the west to the angle of the churchyard of Witton except for a certain place remaining above the total of 4 acres, a croft which was Robert Bock's with the site of Robert's buildings, and then proceeding further under the churchyard to the west to the last angle of the ditch of the almoner of Durham beyond the Strotchay stream and then proceeding in a line from the stream by the cultivation (culturam) called Redhoyhe to the River Browney (Brun), to be held like any alms within the bishopric of Durham.
Witnesses: Dom Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, Dom John of Egglescliffe, Dom John de la Ley, Adam of Fulthorpe, Roger of Lumley, Walter of Ludworth, milites, Alexander of Biddick (Bydik), Robert of Burnigill (Brunninghill), Elias of Old Acres (Aldacris), Guy of Cleatham, Geoffrey of Egglescliffe.
Date: Durham, 12 Kal. June in the court of the bishop 1268.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 145 x 265mm
Seal: G&B No.1567, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.104r-v; Alm.Sm.Cart. p.29-30, with fewer witnesses.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.188-189n.
2.6.Spec.62b   [21 May] 1268
Duplicate of 2.6.Spec.62a.
Endorsed (contemporary) as a duplicate.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 150 x 260mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
2.6.Spec.63   [27 December] 1311
Quitclaim by William son of John of Knitsley to the prior and convent of Durham of his right of common pasture in 60 acres of waste called Kambstrother by le Segrestaynehouh which Richard Kellaw bishop of Durham gave to the prior and convent in pure and perpetual alms.
Date: Durham, St John the Evangelist 1311.
Endorsed (later 4th century) as for Kambstroth by Segerstanhoukh and also as Witton.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 205mm
Seal: G&B No.1527, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.104v.
2.6.Spec.64   [8 September 1381]
Grant by Henry Berlay and Robert del Stede to John of Cawood and Joan his wife of a tenement and 8 acres of land in Ovirbrome given them by Thomas Blande, Robert de Alwent and John de Alwent chaplains.
Witnesses: John Sadbergh, John Headlam, Henry Harwood, Henry del Spens.
Date: Brome, Nativity of the BVM 5 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 295mm
Seal: 2 unidentified, each on a tongue, with a wrapping tie [stub] below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.104v.
2.6.Spec.65
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.99r.
2.6.Spec.66
Now 2.6.Spec.82.
2.6.Spec.67
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.99v.
2.6.Spec.68   [c.1174 x 1195]
Grant by Gilbert de Leia, for the salvation of his lord Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, himself, his wife, his heirs, and the souls of his father, mother, all his parents and friends, to God and St Peter and St Cuthbert and the house of their almoner of Durham, of 60 acres of arable land in the field of Witton and a rent of 30s, and free multure at his mill from that land, and the common pasture of his men, to support 5 lepers in the leper hosptial which he had built there, with the almoner to replace any leper who dies or who is removed.
Witnesses: William [?of Le Puiset] the archdeacon, Simon the chamberlain, Master Richard of Coldingham, Master William Blesensi, William of Howden, Philip Vicecer, Henry de Putheaco, Geoffrey son of Richard, Roger of Conyers (Coigneriis), William son of Thomas, Jordan Escolland, Osbert de Later, Roger de Audere, Roger de Eplingdon, Ilger Burd'.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.1592, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copied in: DCD Cart. IV, f.300r; Alm.Sm.Cart. p.83-84.
2.6.Spec.69   [1183 x 3 March 1195]
Confirmation by Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham for God and St Cuthbert and the almonry of Durham of 60 acres of land and 30s rent in Witton [Gilbert] granted by Gilbert de la Ley for the maintenance of 5 lepers in a leper hospital which Gilbert built there.
Witnesses: Burchard and William archdeacons, William son of the archbishop, Master Robert de Aldington, Simon, John, Ralph and Richard chaplains, Philip of Colville, Henry of Farlington, Adam de Aldham and Marmaduke de Arel, Lawrence the chamberlain, John de Hameldon.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 115mm
Seal: G&B No.3114A, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Alm.Sm.Cart. p.84-85, Cart. IV, f.300v.
Printed: R. Surtees, History of the Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham vol.ii, p.369.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.35-36.
2.6.Spec.70   [23 May] 1350
Agreement between Richard of Bickerton almoner of the monastery of Durham and William of Dalton and his wife Helena, kinswomen and heiress of Philip de Leya, whose heirs owe the almoner an annual rent of 30s at Pentecost and St Martin to support 5 poor in Witton hospital which rent was behind because of the wars and the malice of the times, so the almoner, with the consent of John [Fossor] prior of Durham, has remitted all the arrears up to last Ascension, and has also received 15s for last Pentecost term.
Date: Durham, Trinity 1350.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, “indentura” cut through
Size: 140 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.758 and another unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.300v-301r.
2.6.Spec.71   [25 March] 1351
Inspeximus by William of Dalton and his wife Alyna of the following charter of Philip de Leya [her] grandfather, for the salvation of the souls of themselves and their ancestors.
Date: Durham, the Annunication of the BVM 1351.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 180 x 265mm
Seal: G&B No.758 and one unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.301r.
   [c.1200]
Grant by Philip de Leya for the salvation of the souls of Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, himself, his wife, his father and mother, and all his ancestors and successors, to God and St Cuthbert and the almonry of Durham, in free, pure and perpetual alms, of 60 acres of arable land in the field of Witton and a rent of 30s at two annual terms, half at Pentecost and half at St Martin, and free multure at his mill from the corn of the said 60 acres and the common pasture, all of which his father Gilbert gave them, to support 5 lepers in the hospital which he built in Witton.
Witnesses: Adam de Yeland, Roger de Daudre, Robert son of Meldred, John Haunsard, Alexander of Hilton, Robert son of Thomas, Robert of the monastery, Walter of the monastery, William of Lumley, Geoffrey de Heped, Simon of Hawthorn.
2.6.Spec.72   [16 February] 1386
Grant by John of Cawood jr to William of Greystones, William of Cowton and John of Appleby chaplains of all the lands and tenements in the vill and territory of Over Broom, that Johanna, the grantor's wife, granted in her widowhood to Henry de Barlay and Robert del Stede.
Witnesses: Richard de Parco, Thomas of Langton, John of Billingham, Thomas of Walworth of Fery, Roger Cowherd, John of Denton clerk.
Date: Le Over Broom, Friday after St Valentine 1385/6.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copied in: DCD Cart. II, 105r.
2.6.Spec.73   [3 January 1388]
Conveyance by final concord in the bishop's court before his justices Roger de Fulthorp, Ralph de Eure, William de Elmedon and John of Preston, by John of Cawood junior and Johanna his wife to William of Greystones chaplain, William of Cowton chaplain and John of Appleby chaplain of 2 messuages and 10 acres in Over Broom.
Date: Durham, Friday after the Circumcision 11 Richard [II], Pont. 6.
2 copies.
Parchment, 2m, sewn together along the edge, indented head and left/right edge, wavy
Size: 135 x 565mm
Copied in: DCD Cart. II, 105r.
2.6.Spec.74   13 January 1380
Lease by Joanna daughter of William of Whiteparish to Robert [of Walworth] prior of Durham of a plot of land in le Brome called Hunterhouses for 10 years from St Martin 1379, at 6s 8d to the bishop of Durham's exchequer, 20s to the Durham domui communi and 13s 4d to Joanna with right to cut wood except oak, ash, ruscis and pomis silvestribus for 2s a year, and responsibility for maintaining only the house occupied by Richard of Whiteparish.
Date: Durham, 13 January, year as above.
Some erasures and interlineations.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 165 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.297, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copied in: DCD Cart. IV, f.99v.
2.6.Spec.75   [later 14th century]
Agreement between the prior and convent of Durham and John parson of Chester over the tithes of the lands of Geoffrey Cissor of Edemanshon from newly cutlivated land which will be divided between the churches of Witton and Chester.
Parchment, 1m, some damp damage with occasional text lost, repaired with collagen c.1970
Size: 100 x 225mm
Copies: DCD Cart. IV, f.104v; Alm.Sm.Cart. p.226.
2.6.Spec.76   [later 12th century]
Quitclaim by Stephen, canon of Guisborough, to Bertram, prior and convent of Durham, of all the new place over the Browney with all its rents and possessions by grant of Dom Henry de Puteaco and his jurisdiction there, undertaking to hand to them its charters and to raise no dispute.
Witnesses: Burchard the archdeacon; Simon the chamberlain; Richard Briwere; Master Richard of Coldingham; Walter, dean of Pittington; Hugh de Feritate; Ralph Harang; Henry de Puteaco; Richard Malebisse; Reginald Ganant; Bernard Roill; Richard of Everley; Picot de Percy; Adam of Newmarket; Henry, his brother; William de Bosevile.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 175mm
Seal: G&B No.3417, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.108r-v; Cart. IV, f.99v-100r.
Quoted: 3.6.Spec.37.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.14-15.
2.6.Spec.77
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.100r-103v.
2.6.Spec.78a   [mid 15th century]
Extracted entries from accounts of the hostiller of Durham, 1354-1398, and of the bursar, of tithes of coal at Broomhall and Aldingrange.
Extract from the ordinance of Merrington vicarage in 1343 stipulating that the vicar should receive the tithes of the mill of the two Chiltons, and from the communar of Durham half the cash from William of Hett's coal tithes; note that the communar has done this, with the tithe of coal paid to him without contradiction, William Blakeston succeeding William Hett in his wife's right, and Joanna Gower succeeding by inheritance of William Hett.
Paper, 2f
Size: 295 x 210mm
2.6.Spec.78b   [mid 15th century]
Extracted entries from accounts of the bursar of Durham, 1386-1402, and of the hostiller, of tithes of coal at the Brome from John Fossor and Roger Cowherd.
Paper, 1f
Size: 300 x 220mm
2.6.Spec.78c   1436
Arbitrators agreed by the prior of Durham and Richard Cowherd to settle the dispute between them over payment from Richard's mine decree, in the light of common custom and previous tithe payments by John Fossor senior, John Fossor junior, Thomas Hexham, Roger Cowherd and the said Richard Cowherd in respect of mines of Brome, Broomhall and Aldingrange, that the prior should have the tenth skep.
Paper, 1f
Size: 210 x 295mm
2.6.Spec.78d    [mid 15th century]
Drafts (with interlineations and cancellations) of:
Indentured lease, by William of Pocklington, prior of the cell of Finchale, to John [Wessington [2.6.Spec.78c indicates that these arrangements replaced those in operation 1410-18].], prior of Durham, for £20 of his coal mine of Broom, for 6 years from Candlemas next on condition that it is worked only if the mines conceded by Richard Cowhird to the prior of Durham should fail.
Indentured agreement between John [Wessington], prior of Durham and Richard Cowhird of Bearpark, the former, with the prior of his cell of Finchale, renouncing the exploitation of his coal mines at the Browney and Baxterfordwood as an injury to Richard's trade with the inhabitants of Durham for 7 years from Candlemas next, in return for 260 chalders of coal per annum from his mine at the Browney or if that should fail from the nearest belonging to the priory of Durham.
Paper, 1f
Size: 225 x 295mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.104r-v.
2.6.Spec.78e   1436
Arbitrators agreed by the prior of Durham and Richard Cowherd to settle the dispute between them over payment from Richard's mine decree that the prior should have the tenth skep.
Dorse
Note on tenancies on Bearpark moor, 1334-1382, “patet in paruo libro nostro f 39” (c.1500).
Paper, 1f
2.6.Spec.78f   [c.1420]
Drafts of (some interlineation and cancellation):
1. Lease by William of Pocklington prior of Finchale to John [Wessington] prior of Durham of the coal mine at Brome near Durham for 6 years at £20 per year, on condition that coal should only be mined if none can be taken from Richard C[owherd]'s mine.
2. Undertaking by John [Wessington] prior of Durham to Richard Cowherd of Bearpark not to take coal from his mines for 7 years, to the detriment of sales from Richard's mine at the Brome and Baxterfordwood, in return for 260 chalders of coal a year from Richard's mine.
Paper, 1f
Size: 230 x 300mm
Copied in: DCD Cart. IV, f.104r-v.
2.6.Spec.78g   [mid 15th century]
Memoranda that
in 1410-1412 the monastery had coal partly from its own mine at the Brome on land once held by John Cawood and partly bought from Richard Cowherd, W. March and John Fossor, in 1413-1415 partly from Richard Cowherd, partly from the prior of Finchale's mine, in [14]16 partly bought from Richard Cowherd and partly from W. Barry, W. Millot and W. March taken from the bishop's waste; Ralph Eure Sanstall land [?] between the vills of Brome, Relley and Baxterfordwood, in [14]17-1418 bought from the prior of Finchale, W. March, W. Barry, Richard Cowherd; following the end of the pit on the bishop's land the prior had a pit dug on his own land, but Richard Cowherd, considering this pit much nearer to Durham and so its coal more readily sold, undertook to supply 260 chalders of coal for two seven year periods, and so the prior undertook not to sell his own coal within a mile of Durham and the hostillers waived tithes of coal worth 6 or 7 marks a year and lesser tithes for several years, and Richard was granted a parcel of Altonfield formerly in the bursar's hands, worth 26s 8d a year, a close called Almonerclose worth 26s 8d, a close formerly held by John Dale for 20s, and the herbage of Bearparkmoor, worth at least £6; for which 50 stone of cheese and 10 stone of butter, worth 35s, were due from Richard.
Paper, 1f, lower right corner torn
Size: 295 x 215mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.302v-303r.
2.6.Spec.79
= 1.7.Spec.41.
2.6.Spec.80
= 1.7.Spec.44.
2.6.Spec.81   5 July [1427]
Order by Robert Eure sheriff of Durham to Robert Dalton coroner of Chester ward and Thomas Wheeldale, one of his bailiffs, for the taking of sureties for the appearance of Richard Cowherd of Durham yeoman to answer the plaint of John Pollard litster for the taking and unlawful detention of his goods and animals on the moor of Old Borough Durham called Bearpark (Beruepark) moor by Richard.
Date: 5 July Pont.21 Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham.
[15th century copy].
Paper, 1f
Size: 165 x 290mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.93v.
2.6.Spec.82   [mid 15th century]
Four mens' names from [Durham] St Mary Magdalen hospital, followed by details of provision for them; then four womens' names from Witton hospital, followed by details of provision for them.
Paper, 1p
Size: 205 x 135mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.99r.
3.6.Spec.1
= 3.1.Finc.24
3.6.Spec.2   11 June 1322
Inspeximus by William [of Cowton] prior and the convent of Durham of the charter of Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham, quoted in 3.1.Finc.24.
Dated: Durham chapter [house], 11 June 1322.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 180 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No.3427, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copied: DCD Cart. IV, f.105r-v.
3.6.Spec.3   10 August 1321
Inspeximus by William [of Cowton] prior and the convent of Durham of the charter of Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham, quoted in 3.1.Finc.24.
Dated: Durham chapter [house], 10 August 1321.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 140 x 275mm
Seal: G&B No.3427, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copied: DCD Cart. IV, f.105v.
3.6.Spec.4
Probably = 3.1.Finc.20.
3.6.Spec.5
Probably = 3.1.Finc.25 which appears to be missing.
3.6.Spec.6 is apparently a confirmation of this charter as is 2.10.Pont.8 inter alia.
Entry for another copy at 3.6.Spec.12.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.106r.
3.6.Spec.6    [3 February] 1312
Inspeximus by William [of Tanfield] prior and the convent of Durham, of the following charter of Richard [Kellaw], bishop of Durham.
Date: Durham, 3 Non. February 1311/2.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 170 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.3427, on green silk cords, through 2 holes in a turnup
Copied: DCD Cart. IV, f.106r.
Printed: see 2.10.Pont.8 [1.(c)].
   20 November 1311
Grant of Richard [Kellaw], bishop of Durham, in devotion to the blessed Cuthbert and holy Godric, to the prior and convent of Durham, the prior of Finchale and the monks serving God and St Godric there, in free alms, of the whole waste and moor, beginning at the west-door of the priory of Finchale, extending on the right of the road to Durham to Risebridge over Udeneburn, thence descending by the close once belonging to William de Falderleye to the Wear, and returning along the river to the west-door.
Witnesses: Doms Robert de Hylton, Richard Marmaduke, Walter de Wessington, Thomas de Whitworth, milites; Jordan de Dalden; William of Kilkenny; Thomas de Fishburn; Roger de Esh.
Date: Auckland, 20 November 1311, Pont. 1.
3.6.Spec.7
= 2.1.Pont.8.
3.6.Spec.8
= 3.1.Pont.6.
3.6.Spec.9
= 1.1.Pap.27, missing.
3.6.Spec.10   1243
Indentured exchange between the prior and monks of Finchale, and the master and brothers of Kepier Hospital, the former, with the consent of the prior and convent of Durham, surrendering half a carucate with appurtenances in the vill of Amerston which they had of John de Rudis, the latter surrendering the land called St Mary's Lea once belonging to Dom Robert Manche with buildings, wood and appurtenances; failure to warrant the exchange shall lead to the offending party paying the other 5 silver marks and to the restitution of the lands, boths parties subjecting themselves to the jurisdiction of the archdeacon of Durham to enforce these conditions.
The master and brothers of Kepier, and the archdeacon of Durham seal the half of the indenture remaining at Finchale; the chapter of Durham and the archdeacon that at Kepier.
Witnesses: the chapter of Durham and the brothers of Kepier.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through, lined
Size: 110 x 200mm
Seal: 2 blank parchment sealing tags, each through a slit in a turnup
Copied: DCD Cart. IV, f.108r; 1.1.Finc.7.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.125-6.
3.6.Spec.11    [1234 x 1244]
Indentured undertaking by Th[omas of Melsonby], prior and the convent of Durham, to Walter de Audre and his heirs, to place two monks in the house of Finchale to extend the worship of God for him and Constance his wife, and to have 100 poor fed annually there by the prior of Finchale on his anniversary, for this Walter has granted to the house of Finchale, where he and his wife have chosen to be buried, the whole of the vill of Coxhoe with appurtenances in free alms, 1 toft between the toft of Agnes once wife of Ralph of Coxhoe and the toft of Peter of Morton, and 8 bovates in the vill of Coxhoe once held by Jordan Tilliol with all appurtenances and liberties, as is set out in Walter's charter held by the prior and monks of Finchale.
Witness: the chapter.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 145 x 155mm
Seal: Blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copied: DCD Cart. IV, f.108v.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.103-104.
3.6.Spec.12
Appears to have been another copy of 3.6.Spec.5 probably = 3.1.Finc.25 which appears to be missing.
Confirmed in 3.6.Spec.6 and, inter alia, 2.10.Pont.8 apparently.
3.6.Spec.13    [early 13th century]
Quitclaim by Henry of Le Puiset to the prior and convent of Durham of his right in the election of the prior of Finchale, provided that the man instituted is able to administer the house and that the prior of Durham seeks no excuse to act against him, otherwise Henry and his heirs shall have the right to use their charter concerning the election of the said prior.
Witnesses: Hugh de Feritate; Ralph Hareng; Nigel, chaplain; Benedict, chaplain; Master Nicholas, physician; Adam of Newmarket; Henry his brother; Robert de Saucei; Roger of Freeton; Roger de Lund'; Jocelin.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 55 x 170mm
Seal: G&B No.2041, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copied: DCD Cart. IV, f.301v; Cart. Vet., f.73r.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.24-25.
3.6.Spec.13*. (seals)
Seal: Seal: two seals, both G&B No.2041.
3.6.Spec.14   [1234 x 1244]
Indentured undertaking by Th[omas of Melsonby], prior and the convent of Durham, to Walter de Audre and his heirs, to place one monk in the house of Finchale to extend the worship of God for him and his, for which Walter has granted in free alms to the house of Finchale, where he and Constance, his wife, have chosen to be buried, his mill of Coxhoe with all appurtenances, as is set out in Walter's charter held by the prior and monks of Finchale.
Witness: the chapter.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, carta cut through, lined
Size: 115 x 175mm
Seal: G&B No.3427 fragment, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turn-up
Copied: DCD Cart. IV, f.108v.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.103.
3.6.Spec.15
= 4.1.Pont.16.
3.6.Spec.16   [later 12th century]
Grant by Roger of Kibblesworth to Peter of Claypath , burgess of Durham, in fee, of one toft and croft in the vill of Cocken towards the north by the wide road out of the vill, the woodland the width of the croft stretching to the Wear, and 80 acres of land - 5 in Roger's demesne arable and 75 of his moor between the boundary of Lumley and Gordwelleleche and as far as his meadow by his ploughland as far as Cocken, for Peter's homage and service, 6 silver marks given to Roger by Peter on the journey from Jerusalem, and 2s a year. If Roger or his heirs regain his inheritance of Wolviston or receive another substitute and are unable to warrant these lands to Peter, they will give a reasonable substitute.
Witnesses: Philip, sheriff, Geoffrey son of Richard, Gilbert de Leia, Robert de Wattevill', Richard de Parco, Roger Burdon and Roger his son, Jordan Escolland, William son of Thomas, Thomas de Amundevilla.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 150 x 230mm
Seal: G&B No.1502, now detached, formerly on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.106v.
3.6.Spec.17   [later 12th century]
Grant by Richard of Kibblesworth to Peter of Clayport (Claipord) burgess of Durham, as he has in a charter from his father, of a toft and a croft in the vill of Cocken towards the north by the wide road out of the vill, the woodland the width of the croft stretching to the Wear, and 80 acres of land - 5 in Roger's demesne arable and 75 of his moor between the boundary of Lumley and Gordwelleleche and as far as his meadow by his ploughland as far as Cocken, for Peter's homage and service, and 2s a year. If Richard or his heirs regain his inheritance of Wolviston or receive another substitute and are unable to warrant these lands to Peter, they will give a reasonable substitute.
Witnesses: Leo of Claxton, Jordan Escolland, Roger de Audri, Walter of the monastery, Roger Burdon, William of Lumley, William of Layton, Roger of Epplingdon, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Matthew of Lumley, Ranulph Basset, Robert of Boldon, Alan of Birtley, Robert of Marley, Robert son of Harvey, William of Sherburn, Robert of Nicol.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 240 x 210mm
Seal: G&B No.1501, enclosed in a diaper patterned fabric cover (105 x 60mm), on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turn-up
Copied: DCD Cart. II, f.106v-107r; Cart. Vet., f.68v-69r.
3.6.Spec.18    [3 March] 1181
Quitclaim in full court before Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham and the barons of the bishopric, by Roger of Kibblesworth, for 50 marks, to God, St Cuthbert and Germanus, prior and the monks of Durham, of the land of Wolviston which he held of them, in exchange for the vill of Cocken, for 2s per annum.
Witnesses: Gilbert Hansard, Ralph, son of Ralph, Geoffrey, son of Richard, John de Amundeville, Jordan Escolland, Alexander de Heltun, Thomas, son of William, Geoffrey of Thorpe, Philip, son of Hamo, Richard del Park, Richard of Puncherton, Roger of Eppleton, Osbert of Layton, Walter the steward, William and Gilbert, his brothers, Roger and Walter of Ferryhill, Gilbert of Heworth, Jordan of Lindsey, Odo of Luffenhall, William Bevun, Robert of Hett.
Dated: Durham, 5 Non. March 1180/1.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 195mm
Seal: G&B No.1502, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
On display in the Cathedral Treasures Exhibition [from 7 February 1972] to 24 October 2011.
Copied: DCD Cart. II, f.106r; Cart. Vet., f.69r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p. 142n.
3.6.Spec.19
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.106r-v.
3.6.Spec.20
Not here.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.106r-v.
3.6.Spec.20*    [?early 13th century]
Grant in free-alms, by Petronilla of Cocken, once wife of Reginald Pinchard, in free widowhood, for the souls of herself, her father and mother and all her kin, to God, the BVM, the blessed Cuthbert and Godric, and the prior and monks of Finchale, of all her land and wood, her house with garden and curtilage, and all her messuages, with her fisheries in the Wear, in the vill of Cocken, also quit-claiming the 1 mark and 14 cases of wheat which her husband used to receive of the prior and monks.
Witnesses: Dom Roger of Eppleton, Robert of Haswell, Walter of Ludworth, Henry of Lumley, Robert Cook of Cocken, Alexander, son of Stephen of Cocken, Alan his brother, John of Oxenhall, Geoffrey of Northampton, Stephen of Houghton, William d'Audre, Robert Lewyn clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 160 x 315mm
Seal: G&B No.661, on a parchment tag, though a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.106v-107r.
Inspeximus: 3.6.Spec.22.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.89-90.
3.6.Spec.21   [later 13th century]
Grant in fee, by Petronilla, daughter of Osmund del Redheugh [alias of Gateshead - cf. 2.1.Finc.21], [wife of Reginald Pinchard of Cocken], to Thomas of Softley, son of Walter the steward, of ½ mark annual rent from the house of Finchale for land in Cocken held by the prior and monks of that house of Finchale of Petronilla and Reginald Pinchard, once her husband.
Witnesses: Henry of Lumley; Patrick of the same; Robert Cook of Cocken; Richard, son of Eve of the same.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 200mm
Seal: G&B No.661, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.107r.
3.6.Spec.22   [later 13th century]
Confirmation by inspeximus by William, son and heir of Alexander del Redheugh, the son and heir of Petronilla of Cocken of: 3.6.Spec.20*.
Witnesses: Doms Robert de Neville, Guishard de Charron, then steward of Durham, Thomas of Herrington and John of Farnacres; milites; John of Kibblesworth; Matthew and Henry of Lumley; Richard of Finchale; John of Marchingley, clerk.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 235 x 315mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, though 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.107r-v.
3.6.Spec.23   [14th century]
Note of the evidence produced for the prior of Finchale's right to the demesne of the vill of Cocken : first, the charter of Geoffrey [Rufus] bishop of Durham to the prior of Durham concerning the vill of Cocken ... by which the prior was seised for c.56 years; then the exchange between the prior and Roger of Kibblesworth for land in Wolviston ... after which Roger and his heirs were seised for c.50 or 60 years when his heir Petronilla [of Cocken, wife of Reginald Pinchard] granted 24 acres to John Kibblesworth for ½lb pepper by final concord ... after which she granted half her land in Cocken to the prior of Finchale ... and then as a widow what reverted to her there ...
Note that the final concord was made in 12 Henry [III], 1228; 7 Pont. Walter was 1276 [?]; 2 Fareham was 1243; Reginald Redheugh, Reginald Pinchard and Reginald Cocken were in that order.
Paper, 1p
Size: 115 x 290mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.108r.
3.6.Spec.24   20 May 1423
Grant by Isolda widow of William del Hall of Thorpe Thewles in her widowhood to William Doncaster clerk and John Binchester chaplain of all her lands etc which descended to her by way of inheritance after the death of Alexander of Cocken her father in the vill and territory of Cocken Co Durham.
Witnesses: Thomas Langton of Winyard steward of the prior of Durham, Thomas Billingham of Durham, Thomas Claxton of Halywell, Thomas Hedworth of Hebburn and John Hedworth of Southwick armigeris.
Date: Cocken, 20 May 1423.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 275mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.107v-108r.
Printed and discussed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.186-187n.
3.6.Spec.25   20 September [1511]
Language:  English
Indentured exchange, between Thomas [Castell], prior and the convent of Durham and William Bulmer esq of Hartlepool, the latter having granted on 2 September 3 Henry VIII [1511] to Sir John Forster, chaplain and John Clerk, a messuage, 60 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow and 100 acres of pasture in Cocken, for the use of the prior and convent, who granted on 1 September 3 Henry VIII [1511] to John Bulmer esq, son and heir apparent of Sir William Bulmer knight, Thomas Surtees esq, Robert Lambert esq, Thomas Blaxton, son and heir apparent of William Blaxton esq, and Thomas Bentley, clerk, a messuage, 60 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow and 100 acres of pasture in Redmarshall, against reciprocal bonds for 100 marks.
Date: 20 September 3 Henry VIII.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, some cockling by heat
Size: 320 x 430mm
Seal: G&B No.458, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup. Signature: William Bulmer
3.6.Spec.26a   28 April [1527]
Language:   English and Latin
Bond, by John Lumley, knight, Lord Lumley to Hugh [Whitehead], prior and the convent of Durham, for £200, to be paid at Easter next.
Defeasance, of the above bond, provided that John, Lord Lumley, fulfils the indentures of an award, sealed by himself and Roger Lumley, Cuthbert Conyers, Richard Booth and John Bentley, esqs, arbitrators appointed by Lord Lumley and the prior of Durham, and dated 28 April 19 Henry VIII.
Signature: John Lumley.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 340mm
Seal: G&B No.1660, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
3.6.Spec.26b   28 April [1527]
Extracted copy of an award, to the said prior, of severality in Brakeleyt in Bradbury, without disturbance from the said Lord Lumley or his tenants of Bradbury against a bond of £200 for all these awards.
Date: 28 April 19 Henry VIII.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 145 x 340mm
Seal: Signed: John Lumley, Roger Lumley, Cuthbert Conyers, Richard Bothe, John Bentley
3.6.Spec.27   [1189 x 1195]
Quitclaim, by Richard, son of Geoffrey of Haswell, for the souls of himself, his father and mother and all his kin, to Dom Henry of le Puiset and the place of his alms - St Mary over the Browney and the brothers there, of the land of Haswell.
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.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 120 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.1303, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.107r.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.12.
3.6.Spec.28    [1 November] 1180
Indentured exchange, between Henry of le Puiset and Hugh Burel, Hugh granting Henry the vill of Wingate, mortgaged to Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, for 5/6 knight service to the bishop of Durham, and Henry granting Hugh all his land in Percy-en-Auge and Mori貥s for ¼ knight service, failure to warrant to reverse the exchange except Henry to be reimbursed 30 marks for which he redeemed the mortgage.
Witnesses: Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham; Philip, son of Hamo, sheriff; John de Amundeville; Robert de Conyers; Jordan Escolland; Thomas, son of William; Alexander de Heltun; Geoffrey of Thorpe; Roger d'Audre; Osbert of Layton; Roger of Eppleton; Richard de Walsant; Michael, son of Brian; Richard de Parca; Gilbert de Leia; Gilbert de Percy; Alan of Sinderby; William Harpin; William of Hawthorn; Nicholas the Englishman; Henry de Percy; Gilbert de Clare; William, son of Thomas; William of Haswell.
Date: All Saints 1180.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, “cyrographum” cut through
Size: 180 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.483, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.107r-v.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.4-5.
3.6.Spec.29    [later 12th century]
Grant, by Hugh Burel, to Henry of le Puiset, of Wingate, Wheatley and Smeaton, for 1 knight service to the Bishop of Durham, in exchange for his land of Percy-en-Auge and Mori貥s, as by their agreement.
Witnesses: Gilbert de Percy; Pagan of Ketton; Nicholas the Englishman; Henry de Percy; Richard of Everley; Richard Leveil; Gervaise; Thomas, son of Roger.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 110mm
Seal: G&B No.483, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.107v.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.3-4.
3.6.Spec.30
= 1.2.Pont.4.
3.6.Spec.31
= 3.1.Pont.10.
3.6.Spec.32
= 1.1.Pap.5, missing.
3.6.Spec.33   [24 June] 1378
Lease by John son of Robert of Tynedale, with the consent and will of Joanna his wife, to Dom Robert [of Walworth] prior of Durham of a certain place by the manor of Rylly called Hunter Howse from Pentecost 1378 for 6 years for £4, with the prior able as often as he likes to cut green wood (viride) in the wood there for making faggots for 40s, and he will maintain a chamber and hall there.
Date: Durham, Nativity of St John the Baptist year as above.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 140 x 280mm
Seal: 2 unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.108v.
3.6.Spec.34   26 November 1402
Lease by John Cowod to Dom John Hemingbrough prior of Durham of Hounterhous by Le Brome with the wood there except the oak, ash, holly and wyldapiltr from St Martin 1402 for 10 years, rendering annually for Hounterhous 13s 4d and for the underwood 2s, and to the bishop of Durham 6s 8d and to the communar 20s at the two terms of Pentecost and St Martin, beginning at Pentecost 1403, with distraints detailed, and the buildings to be kept in good repair, and [Cowod] to have access.
Date: Durham, 26 November 1402.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, ?abcdefgh cut through, stabbed hole on the left edge
Size: 80 x 295mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.108v-109r.
3.6.Spec.35
= 4.2.Pont.5.
3.6.Spec.36
= 4.2.Pont.4.
3.6.Spec.37    [c.1200]
Mandate, of V. and G[ilbert] abbots of Newminster and Alnwick, and A[karius], prior of Tynemouth, acting by:
Mandate of Pope Celestine [III] to the abbots of Newminster and Alnwick and the prior of Tynemouth, to compel, under ecclesiastical censure, Stephen, canon of Guisborough, to produce the charters of Baxterford which the prior and monks of Durham complain he has refused to hand over, having freely promised to do so on oath.
Lateran
6 Non. [2] May Pont. 7 [1197]
and recording the evidence first of Cuthbert, Nicholas, clerk and John, layman that Stephen, canon of Guisborough, freely renounced whatever right he had in Baxterford, promising on oath to hand over to the prior and convent of Durham all its charters and not to raise further dispute with them, second of William, chaplain, William of Allerton, Silvester, monk, Robert, deacon, Roger, subdeacon, William, knight, Simon, knight, Gilbert, subdeacon, Hugh de Feritate, knight, Ralph Harang, parson, Master Walter, Roger, layman, William, layman, Robert, layman, Richard, layman, that Stephen freely renounced the Priorate of Baxterford, promising as above, and third of Gilbert, monk and Uthred, sacrist that Stephen, with all the canons and lay brothers with him at Baxterford, renounced Baxterford, promising as above, the charters to be handed over by Monday after Palm Sunday following, of William of the Infirmary, deacon and parson of Eden, and Mag. Robert that Stephen quit-claimed Baxterford to the prior and convent of Durham, promising, with date, as above, and of Elias of the castle and Reginald of the larder that Stephen and the prior and convent of Durham exchanged charters, Stephen promising, with date, as above.
Further recording that the prior and convent produced an authentic instrument of Stephen, canon of Guisborough:
2.6.Spec.76
and therefore ordering that Stephen should be excommunicate until he has handed over his charters of Baxterford to the prior and convent of Durham and made satisfaction to them.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 340 x 200mm
Seal: G&B Nos.3530, 3400 & 3551, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.108v-109v.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.17-19.
3.6.Spec.38    [1 April] 1326
Memorandum, by the official of the bishop of Durham that he ordered John de Aldwood and Emma his wife to observe, under pain of excommunication, the quit-claim made that day by their proctor, John of Barnard Castle, to the prior and convent of Finchale:
3.6.Spec.39.
Date: the Galilee, Durham, Tuesday after Quasimodo 1326.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 235mm
Seal: G&B No.3173, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.109v.
3.6.Spec.39   No date [as 3.6.Spec.38:- 1 April 1326]
Quitclaim, by John de Aldwood and Emma his wife, to the prior and convent of Finchale, of any right to common pasture or to any other profit in Baxterford Wood, following a dispute on this matter.
Witnesses: Thomas Surtees; Roger of Esh; Simon of Esh; John Billet; William of Pittington.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 210mm
Seal: G&B No.45 & one unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copied: DCD 3.6.Spec.38; Cart. IV, f.109v-110r.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.121.
3.6.Spec.40
= 3.1.Pont.9.
3.6.Spec.41
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.110r.
3.6.Spec.42
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.110r-v.
3.6.Spec.43a    [8 August 1447]
Record of pleas before Thomas Neville; William (de) Eure; knights; John Portington; Robert Danby; John Lound, clerk; William Rakett; and Richard Weltden; justices of assize of the bishop with William Neville, knight, lord of Fauconberg; Thomas Lumley, knight; Christopher Boynton; and Robert Beaumont, clerk.
John Wall of Newton by Durham and John Wilkinson, husbandmen, attached to reply to William [Ebchester], prior of Durham's plaint of trespass vi et armis, de bonis asportatis in removing trees and brushwood worth 40s. from Ewdon at Finchale. Thomas Thornburgh, the prior's attorney, complaining that between 20 March Pont. 7 [1444] and 1 December Pont. 7 [1444], when the prior's original writ was sent out, they removed 20 oaks, 40 ashes and 20 carts of brushwood of the prior at Finchale, to damages of £10.
They denied the trespass and the sheriff to summon 12 men for Tuesday after Lucy [19 December] before which date the bishop appointed as his justices of assize his brother, William Neville, Lord of Fauconberg; his nephew Thomas Neville, knight; Thomas Lumley; William Eure; Thomas Fulthorpe, knights; John Portington; Robert Beaumont, clerk; Robert Danby; Christopher Boynton; John Lound, clerk; William Rakett and Richard Weltden.
The prior's attorney sought a writ for re-attachment and summoning the 12 men, postponement to Tuesday in the 5th week of Lent [12 March]. When, before Thomas Neville, John Portington, Robert Beaumont, Robert Danby, John Lound, William Rakett and Richard Weltden, justices with William Neville, Thomas Lumley, William Eure and Christopher, the jurors declared John Wall and John Wilkinson guilty of trespass, with 3s. 4d. damages and 20s. costs.
Date: Durham, Tuesday before Lawrence 25 Henry VI, Pont. 10 Neville.
Parchment, 1m, damaged, with some text lost, repaired with parchment c.1970
Size: 320 x 175mm
Copied: DCD 3.6.Spec.43b, 3.1.Finc.29; Cart. IV, f.110v-111r
3.6.Spec.43b   [mid 15th century]
Copy of 3.6.Spec.43a.
Paper, 1p
Size: 310 x 220mm
3.6.Spec.44    [early 13th century]
Grant in free-alms, by Bertram 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 Hareskahe and 7½ by that demesne held by William Filding, Roger son of Milda, Payne, William brother of Gamel and Roger Piccavere, with visne, for a stock farm, and also conceding his entire part of the land of Ulveskahe and whatever they can acquire of wood.
Witnesses: Daniel of Esh; Walter of Aldin Grange; William de Boseville; William, chaplain; Ernald, chaplain; Henry, clerk; Uthred; John, clerk; Walter Puncherton; Ernald of Brancepeth; Ralph d'Mans; John, clerk; Walter brother of Bertram; William Prentuc of Hetton; Adam; Roger; Ralph; Robert; Richard Keverel; Richard Long.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Seal: G&B No.1325, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.10-11.
7.Spec.
1.7.Spec.1    [later 12th century]
Grant in free-alms, by Henry of le Puiset, to God, St Mary of the new place over the Browney and the canons there, of the 120 acres of land granted to him by Hugh [of le Puiset] bishop of Durham, for 3 candles of 3 pounds to St Cuthbert per annum to be paid by Henry and his heirs, but by the canons failing this.
Witnesses: Hugh of Hatfield; Alan Malecache; Roger de Cressi; Picot de Percy; Robert the Breton; William de Boseville; Elias, chaplain; Paulinus, chaplain; Adam of Newmarket; Henry, his brother; Robert of Everley; Robert Bruncoste; Robert de Buli; Adam Fruan; Ernald, cook.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 130mm
Seal: G&B No.2041, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.109v, omitting some witnesses.
Printed: J. Raine, The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society VI, 1837), p.9-10.
1.7.Spec.2    [1197 x 1217]
Grant in free-alms, by Bertram of Hetton, for the souls of himself, his father and mother and all his kin, to God, the BVM, St Cuthbert, Blessed Godric, the monks of Durham; God, the BVM, & St Godric at Finchale, of his vill of Aldin Grange with the service of the Browney and the Relley and a third of his vill of Hetton - ? the arable nearest their vill of Haswell to the south, ? of Hudesley, ? of Hililaw moor, ? of the other moor, and ? of the meadow - also confirming the grant in free-alms by Alice daughter of Richard of Hetton to them of 3 bovates in that vill.
Witnesses: Aimery, archdeacon; Master John of London; Master Henry, son of Simon the chamberlain; Leo de Heriz sheriff; Jordan Escolland; Alan of Wilton; Osbert, son of William; Robert, son of Melebred; Thomas de Amundeville; Roger de Conyers; Geoffrey son of Geoffrey; William of Layton; Robert, son of Thomas; Walter Musters; Simon of Hawthorn.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 150 x 205mm
Seal: G&B No.1325, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.162.
1.7.Spec.3
= 1.2.Pont.7.
1.7.Spec.4   [earlier 13th century]
Grant by Alan Cass, with the consent of Margaret his wife, to William of Wingate of land in Aldingrange called Guilebertriding and 2 acres, one south of the spring of Alton and the other at Wytheneraue, for 6d a year.
Witnesses: Robert de Humaz, Daniel of Hess, William of Wingate, William of ?Haswell (Hereswelle), Elias of Hetton (Hepedone), Adam del Brom, Roger of Langley.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 255mm
Seal: G&B No.542, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.110r-4, omitting 4 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.4*   [1224 x 1249]
Grant by Alan Casse of Seaham to Jordan of Seaton for 10 marks of all his land at Aldingrange with a toft and croft, rendering annually a pound of cumin or 2d, substituting land in Seaham in the event of failure of warranty.
Witnesses: John of ?Romesey (Rumess) steward of the bishop, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Jordan Hayrum, Jordan of Dalton, Simon of Burntoft, Nigel of Rainton (Rungeton), Adam de Marles, Adam of Birtley, William of Birtley, Robert of Coxhall, Geoffrey Escoland, Robert de Hurpazz, Matthew of Lumley, Henry of Lumley, John of Pesehall.
Dated from Romsey's appearances elsewhere as steward.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 180mm
Seal: slit in a turnup [for a sealing tag]
1.7.Spec.5   [earlier 13th century]
Confirmation by Agnes daughter of Alan Casse of Seaham of a grant by Alan Casse of Seaham to William Underwood of 8 acres with a toft and croft in Aldingrange.
Witnesses: Thomas of Esh, Adam of Bradley, William of Birtley, Geoffrey Escoland, Alan the forester, William de Broom, Jordan of Seaton, Walter of Esh, Daniel son of Horem of Esh.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 60 x 135mm
Seal: G&B No.542A, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.110v, omitting 6 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.6   [1261 x 1274]
Grant by Geoffrey son of Jordan of Seaton to God and St Cuthbert and the prior and convent of Durham of 19½ acres in Aldingrange north of the road leading westwards in exchange for 19½ acres to the south of the road.
Witnesses: Dom Geoffrey Russell steward of Durham, Roger Bernard, Thomas of Whitworth, milites, Geoffrey of Egglescliffe, Robert of Burnigill, Giles of Cleatlam, Geoffrey of Northampton, Walter del Brom, William Franklin.
Dated from other dated instances of Russell as the bishop's steward.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.2221, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.110v, omitting 4 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.7   [earlier 13th century]
Confirmation by Robert son of Reginald of Seaton and Eda his wife of a grant by Alan Casse of Seaham to William Underwood of 8 acres with a toft and croft in Aldingrange.
Witnesses: Thomas of Esh, Adam of Bradley, William of Birtley, Geoffrey Escoland, Alan the forester, William of Broom, Jordan of Seaton, Walter of Esh, Daniel son of Horem of Esh.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 130mm
Seal: G&B No.547, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.110v, omitting 5 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.8
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.110v-111r.
1.7.Spec.9   [earlier 13th century]
Confirmation by William son of Jordan of Seaham of a grant by Alan Casse of Seaham to William Underwood of 8 acres with a toft and croft in Aldingrange.
Witnesses: Thomas of Esh, Adam of Bradley, William of Birtley, Geoffrey Escoland, Alan the forester, William de Broom, Jordan of Seaton, Walter of Esh, Daniel son of Horem of Esh.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 120mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.111r, omitting 3rd and last 4 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.10   [earlier 13th century]
Confirmation by Cecilia daughter of Alan of Seaham of a grant by Alan Casse of Seaham to William Underwood of 8 acres with a toft and croft in Aldingrange.
Witnesses: Thomas of Esh, Adam of Bradley, William of Birtley, Geoffrey Escoland, Alan the forester, William of Broom, Jordan of Seaton, Walter of Esh, Daniel son of Horem of Esh.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 65 x 140mm
Seal: G&B No.543A/2207, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.111r, omitting 7 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.11
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.111r.
1.7.Spec.12   [18 April 1324]
Final concord of John of Seaton and Margaret his wife conveying to John of Broom and Emma his wife, 1 messuage, 10 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow in Aldingrange.
Date: the bishop's court at Durham, Wednesday in Easter week 17 Edward [II] and Pont.7 Bishop Louis.
Parchment, 1m, indented head and left edge, wavy, with letters cut through
Size: 130 x 230mm
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.111v.
1.7.Spec.13   [later 13th century]
Grant by Walter of Broom to his brother Stephen of Broom of all the lands and holdings, save 1 croft with an adjoining plot, received by the grantor from Geoffrey son of William of Wingate in Aldingrange, 1 messuage with a toft and croft and 3 acres received by the grantor from William Clink, and 3 rods in le Crokes and 3 acres, both bought from William Clink, of which Simon de Mounford holds 2 acres from the grantor, rendering annually a rose if asked for.
Witnesses: Roger lord of Esh, Hugh de Scouland, Roger son of Lucian, Simon Styl of Brandon, John Franklin, William the butcher.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 220mm
Seal: G&B No.412, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.111v.
1.7.Spec.14   [c.1300]
Grant by Stephen of Broom to William called Wodemus of 2 acres in Aldingrange once held by Simon de Monford of Walter of Broom, between the land of John de Aldewood and the grantor's own land.
Witnesses: Roger lord of Esh, John de Aldewood, William Lylle, Henry of Broom, John of Seaton.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 110 x 205mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.112r.
1.7.Spec.15   [early 14th century]
Grant by Stephen of Broom to John de Aldewood of all the grantor's land in Aldingrange and the Broom, save land held of him by, and 2 acres granted by him to William Wodemous, and a plot called le Quarel at the head of William Wodemous' land and abutting on Broom.
Witnesses: Roger of Esh, Simon of Esh, Roger son of Lucian, William of Langley, Adam of Broom, Adam of Relley.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 105 x 270mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.112r, omitting last 2 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.16   [early 14th century]
Grant by John de Aldewood to Alice his daughter of all his land in Aldingrange and the Broom.
Witnesses: Dom Roger of Esh miles, Simon of Esh brother of the said Dom Roger, John Bille, Richard de Hoton, Adam of Relley, Walter Underside.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 80 x 290mm
Seal: unidentified fragment, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.112r-v, omitting last 3 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.17   [early 14th century]
Undertaking by John de Aldewood and Emma his wife to pay Alice their daughter £10 should they expel her from a tenement with 2 acres in Aldingrange granted by John and Emma to Alice.
Witnesses: Dom Roger of Esh miles, Simon of Esh brother of the said Dom Roger, John Bille, Adam of Relley, Walter Underside.
Parchment, 1m, repaired with parchment c.1970
Size: 100 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.45, on a tongue, now detached, with another tongue and a wrapping tie below
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.112v, omitting last 4 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.18   [early 14th century]
Grant by William called Wodemus to Richard his son of 2 acres in Aldingrange once held by Simon de Monford of Walter of Broom, and received by the grantor from Stephen of Broom, between land of John de Aldewood and land once held by the said Stephen.
Witnesses: John de Aldewood, William Lille, John de Whelpedale, Roger son of Lucian.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 230mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.112v, omitting last 2 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.19   [7 August] 1361
Grant by Adam called Wodemouse son of William Wodemous and heir of Richard Wodemous to Roger Cowherd for 9d a year of 2 acres of arable land in Aldingrange between Roger Cowherd's land on the east and Richard de Aldewood's.
Witnesses: Richard of Whiteparish, Richard de Aldewood, John Roughthewod, John Scot, William of Langley, Thomas of Tudhoe of Durham, Walter Underside.
Date: Durham, Saturday before St Lawrence 1361.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag with Aldinrigge on it, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.112v-113r, omitting last 3 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.20   [6 March] 1362
Grant by Walter son of Stephen Underside to Roger Cowherd of all the lands, tenements, etc, granted to the grantor by the recipient in Aldingrange.
Witnesses: William of Whiteparish, William of Langley, John Fossour, John Palycer, Thomas of Tudhoe.
Date: Aldingrange, Sunday before St Gregory the pope 1361/2.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 100 x 240mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.113r, omitting last 2 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.21   [22 November] 1354
Grant by Walter Underside to John of Stanley and Alice his wife of all his lands and tenements in Aldingrange at 6s 8d a year for his life.
Witnesses: Richard of Whiteparish, Richard de Aldewood, Richard de Hoton, John Palman, Stephen Palman.
Date: Aldingrange, Saturday after St Edmund the king 1354.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, with letters cut through
Size: 130 x 225mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.113r, omitting all witnesses.
1.7.Spec.22   [6 March] 1362
Appointment by Walter son of Stephen Underside of Hugh Catour as his attorney to deliver seisin to Roger Cowherd of all his lands in Aldingrange according to his charter.
Date: Aldingrange, Sunday before St Gregory the pope 1361/2.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 75 x 250mm
Seal: [sealing tongue] stub, with a wrapping tie below
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.113v and Cart. IV, f.304r.
1.7.Spec.23   [3 October] 1361
Grant by John of Stanhope burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne to Roger Cowherd of all the lands and tenements received by the grantor from William del Hough in Aldingrange.
Witnesses: Walter son of Stephen, Richard of Whiteparish, John Fossour, Thomas of Tudhoe, William of Langley.
Date: Aldingrange, Sunday after St Michael 1361.
Parchment, 1m
Seal: G&B No.2295, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.113v omitting last 3 witnesses, and Cart. IV, 304r.
1.7.Spec.24   [17 March] 1358
Grant by John of Stanley mason and Alice his wife to Roger Cowherd of all their lands, tenements, etc in Aldingrange.
Witnesses: William of Esh, John Rougheved, William of Langley, John Palicer, Walter Underside, Robert Gray, William Chalker.
Date: Aldingrange, Saturday before St Cuthbert in March 1357/8.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 125 x 265mm
Seal: G&B No.257 and another unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.113v omitting last 3 witnesses and Cart. IV, f.304v.
1.7.Spec.25   [3 October] 1361
Appointment by John of Stanhope burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne of Henry of Oxenhall as his attorney to deliver seisin to Roger Cowherd of all his lands in Aldingrange.
Date: Aldingrange, Sunday after St Michael 1361.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 245mm
Seal: G&B No.257 on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.113v-114r and Cart. IV, f.304v.
1.7.Spec.26   [25 August] 1377
Grant by Roger Cowherd to William of Greystones chaplain and Thomas Emery chaplain of all his lands, tenements, etc in Aldingrange.
Witnesses: Gilbert of Clifton, Thomas of Tudhoe, John of Elvet, Robert of Masham, Hugh of Corbridge, William del Chamber.
Date: Aldingrange, Tuesday after St Bartholomew 1377.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 265mm
Seal: G&B No.711, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.114r, omitting last 3 witnesses, and Cart. IV, f.111r.
1.7.Spec.27   [25 August] 1377
Appointment by Roger Cowherd of John of Bamburgh clerk and Hugh of Corbridge as his attorneys to deliver seisin to William of Greystones chaplain and Thomas Emery chaplain of all his lands in Aldingrange.
Date: Durham, Tuesday after St Bartholomew 1377.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.711 on a tongue, with a wrapping tie stub below
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.114r and Cart. IV, f.12v.
1.7.Spec.28   [5 September] 1369
Grant by Roger Cowherd to John of Lytham and Adam Tabler chaplains, Thomas of Tudhoe and Thomas of Annesley of all his lands, tenements, rents and possessions in Aldingrange, Witton [Gilbert], Durham and elsewhere in the bishopric of Durham.
Witnesses: Thomas of Coxside bailiff of the Old Borough Durham, Gilbert of Clifton, John Fossour, Richard of Cocken, Thomas of Appleby, Robert Marshall.
Date: Durham and Aldingrange, Wednesday after St Cuthbert in September 1369.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 245mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.114r.
1.7.Spec.29   [10 June] 1369
Quitclaim by Richard son of Peter del Flaskes and John de Alwentdale to Roger Cowherd of their right to all the lands and tenements in Aldingrange once in the seisin of John of Broom and Emma his wife and held by the recipient by grant of John of Stanhope who held by grant of William del Hough.
Witnesses: Hugh of Burnigill (Bronnynghill), Thomas of Claxton, William of Langley, John Fossour, John of Elvet clerk.
Date: Aldingrange, Sunday after Trinity 1369.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 295mm
Seal: fragment, on a parchment, with a further blank [sealing] tag, each through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.114r and Cart. IV, f.12v.
1.7.Spec.30   [25 August] 1377
Grant by Roger Cowherd to William of Greystones chaplain and John of Bamburgh clerk of all his lands in Aldingrange.
Witnesses: Gilbert of Clifton, Thomas of Tudhoe, John of Elvet, Robert of Masham, Hugh of Corbridge.
Date: Aldingrange, Tuesday after St Bartholomew 1377.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 105 x 310mm
Seal: G&B No.710, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.114r, omitting last 2 witnesses, with alterations, and Cart. IV, f.12v.
1.7.Spec.31   [25 August] 1377
Appointment by Roger Cowherd of John of Killerby clerk and Hugh of Corbridge as his attorneys to deliver seisin to William of Greystones chaplain and John Bamburgh clerk of all his lands in Aldingrange.
Date: Durham, Tuesday after St Bartholomew 1377.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 65 x 305mm
Seal: G&B No.710, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.114, showing alterations, and Cart. IV, f.12v.
1.7.Spec.32   16 May 1378
Grant by John of Bamburgh to the prior and convent of Durham of all the lands, tenements, etc. in Aldingrange once held by Roger Cowherd.
Witnesses: Gilbert of Clifton, Thomas of Tudhoe, John of Elvet, Robert of Masham, Hugh of Corbridge.
Date: Aldingrange, 16 May 1378.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 270mm
Seal: fragment, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.284r and Cart. IV, f.13r.
1.7.Spec.33   20 May 1378
Quitclaim by William Greystones chaplain to the prior and convent of Durham of his right to all the lands, tenements, etc. in Aldingrange held by the grantor jointly with John Bamburgh clerk by grant of Roger Cowherd.
Witnesses: Gilbert of Clifton, Thomas of Tudhoe, John of Elvet, Robert of Masham, Hugh of Corbridge.
Date: Aldingrange, 20 May 1378.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.1118, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.284r and Cart. IV, f.13r.
1.7.Spec.34
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.13r-v and 111r.
1.7.Spec.35   [1 March] 1324
Grant by John of Seaton and Margaret his wife to John son of John of Broom and Emma his wife of half a toft and croft in Aldingrange once held by William Clink.
Witnesses: Roger of Esh, John Bille, John de Aldewood, Simon of Esh, John of Whelpdale.
Date: Aldingrange, Thursday after St Peter in cathedra 1323/4.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 215mm
Seal: part, on a parchment tag, with another unidentified, on a tag now detached, each through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.112v and Cart. IV, f.13v and 111v.
1.7.Spec.36   [27 July 1350]
Pleas at Durham before Thomas Gray and his fellow justices Tuesday after St James Pont.6 Bishop Thomas.
The prior [of Durham] claimed that a place is in Aldingrange and not Hamsteels and that there Roger Hunter holds a messuage and a carucate of land and ought to render to the prior and his successors 20s per year, and at the assizes before Thomas and his fellow justices of the bishop on Monday after the Circumcision Pont.1 [2 January 1346] Roger reclaimed the rent from the prior who then redeseised Roger before the keeper of the royal pleas, but then Roger gained a writ de recordare against the prior from the bishop's justices on Monday after St James Pont.3 [30 July 1347] saying the place seized by the prior was Le Netherbrome in Hamsteels and not as the prior claimed in Aldingrange, and now a certain Richard claims against the prior and seeks a judgement, for which a day is given on Thursday the morrow of St Matthew when the prior turns up but not Richard so the prior may have his fine and Richard is in mercy.
Parchment roll, 1m
Size: 140-160 x 470mm
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.304v-305v.
1.7.Spec.37
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.13v-14r.
1.7.Spec.38   24 March 1447
Appointment by William Cowherd of Thomas Parke as his attorney to deliver seisin to William prior and convent of Durham of 2 acres in Aldingrange and Broom according to his charter.
Date: Durham, 24 March 1446/7 and 25 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 305mm
Seal: G&B No.712 on a tongue, with a wrapping tie stub below
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.14r.
1.7.Spec.39   [9 November] 1349
Grant by Richard de Aldewood to Isabella de Hwton and her son Richard son of Richard del Flaskes of 1 messuage with 10 acres of land and 2 acres of meadow in Aldingrange in various parts, for life at 12d a year, with reversion to her son Richard son of Richard del Flaskes.
Witnesses: Dom John Lorimer chaplain, Walter son of Stephen, John Palmer, William son of Amcie, Richard Slater of Whessoe, Ambrose Trip.
Date: Monday before St Martin in Winter 1349.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 135 x 250mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.14r.
1.7.Spec.40
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.14v.
1.7.Spec.41   [early 14th century]
Grant by John de Aldewood to Alice his daughter, with reversions to Joanna his daughter and then his own heirs, of all his lands in Aldingrange and Broom, for 1d per year.
Witnesses: Roger lord of Esh, Stephen of Broom, Simon of Esh, William the butcher, William Wodemous, John of Seaton, Robert King.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, with letters cut through
Size: 145 x 195mm
Seal: fragment, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.14v.
1.7.Spec.42   [?1299]
Grant by Roger of Esh junior to Walter of Broom of all the land received by the grantor from William Dowffe in Aldingrange, for 13s 4d a year, starting in 1300.
Witnesses: John son of John of Durham, William of Stenton, Robert of Paxton, William of Auforth, William del Gyle, John Stille of Brandon, Walter Pegge of the same, Robert of Malton clerk.
Parchment, 1m, indented, wavy, scriptum cyrograph cut through
Size: 110 x 210mm
Seal: unidentified, repaired, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.14v-15r.
1.7.Spec.43   16 November 1420
Lease by William Huddleston lord of Esh to Thomas Gayteherd of Hett of 11 acres called Doveland between the vills of Aldingrange and Broom for 40 years at 3s 4d a year, with William Coltman and Peter Pickering as pledges.
Date: Durham, 16 November 1420.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, repaired c.1970
Size: 140 x 295mm
Seal: 3 slits [for a sealing tag] in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.15r.
1.7.Spec.44   [5 November] 1308
Grant by Alice daughter of John de Aldewood to William of Cowton of a messuage and 24 acres of arable and meadow in Aldingrange and Broom in various parts which Alice was granted by the said John her father and which Robert Shakelok of Durham formerly held of Alice for a term of years, for 20 years at 20s 3d per year and thereafter at £4 per year, with the buildings to be kept in as good repair as he received them.
Witnesses: John de Aldewood, Richard de Hoton, Richard Hunter, Thomas son of Roger of Broom, John of Broom, Adam of Relley, Alan Langs.
Date: Aldingrange, Tuesday before St Martin in Winter 1308.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, cirographum cut through
Size: 175 x 255mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.15r-v.
1.7.Spec.45
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.305v-306r.
1.7.Spec.46   [18 October] 1315
Quitclaim by Peter del Crook to the prior and convent of Durham of his right to the churchyard of the chapel of St Bartholomew near Durham extending to the old ditch around the chapel.
Witnesses: John son of John of Durham, Roger son of Lucian of the same, William lord of Newton, Hugh of Cocken, William Wilde, Peter of Clopton.
Date: Durham, 15 Kal. November 1315.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 65 x 240mm
Seal: G&B No.740, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.114v omitting last 4 witnesses.
1.7.Spec.47   [?1244 x 1258]
Renunciation by R, monk, proctor of the hospital of St Giles at Kepier and the brothers there, of any right to the chapel of St Bartholomew outside Durham on the occasion of Walter chaplain, their brother, staying there by grant of Dom B prior of Durham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 25 x 175mm
Seal: G&B No.4380, on a tongue now detached
Copy in: DCD Cart. II, f.114v.
1.7.Spec.48
Missing.
Copy in: DCD Cart. IV, f.111v-112r.
2.7.Spec.1   [1229 x 1234]
Resignation and quitclaim by the brothers of the house of St Giles of Kepier to R[alph Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham to the land of Amerston (Amundistun) and Hurworth (Hurthwrth), because of many grievances fromt heir farm, which they hold of them, by the common counsel of their chapter, with their rector R[alph] and brothers Albert, Arnald and Walter appointed as their proctors to carry this out.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 55 x 160mm
Seal: G&B No.3383 parts, on a tongue, with a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.115r.
2.7.Spec.2   [1234 x 1244]
Quitclaim by Thomas [of Melsonby] prior and the convent of Durham, with the consent and will of the prior and monks of Finchale, to God and St Giles and the brothers at Kepier serving God, of their right in the following rents: 2 marksd 10s in the vill of Little Stainton; 20s in the vill of Kyo (Kyhow); 24s in the vill of Hurworth; 13s in the vill of Hotun; 4s in the vill of Hartlepool. They also grant 35s 8d by the hand of the hand of the prior and monks of Finchale to the brothers of Kepier at 2 terms, half at Pentecost and half at St Martin for supporting a chaplain for the conversi brothers or others in the secular habit to celebrate at Kepier for the souls of John de Hamelden, Gilbert Haunsard and their heirs, and all the benefactors of the houses of Durham and Kepier, and for the quitclaim by the brothers of their right to the land at Amerston (Amundiston).
Witness: chapter.
Endorsed (14th century) as not registered.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, carta cut through
Size: 105 x 185mm
Seal: G&B No.3427, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
2.7.Spec.3   [13 January] 1353
Grant by the prior and convent of Durham to the master and brothers of Kepier of the advowson of Hunstanworth with the glebe, in return for an annual rent of 13s 4d from Kepier's grange at Caldecot at Pentecost and St Martin equally, with distraints detailed.
Date: Durham, Sunday the octave of Epiphany 1352/3.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 160 x 260mm
Seal: G&B No.3382, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.115r.
2.7.Spec.4   [13 January] 1353
Appointment by William Legat master of Kepier Hospital and the brothers there of John of Elvet as their attorney to deliver seisin to John [Fossor] prior and the convent of Durham of an annual rent of 13s 4d from their grange of Caldecot.
Date: Kepier, Sunday the octave of Epiphany 1352/3.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 265mm
Seal: G&B No.3382, on a tongue, with a [wrapping tie] stub below
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.115r.
2.7.Spec.5   [15th century]
Copy of DCD 2.7.Spec.3.
Parchment, 1m, damaged with various holes, repaired with parchment c.1970
Size: 95 x 400mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.112r.
2.7.Spec.6   [c.1200]
Grant by Robert Corbet, for the love of God and for the souls of his lord of good memory Huh [de Le Puiset] former bishop of Durham, himself, his wife, heirs, predecessors and sucessors, to God and St Cuthbert and the monks of \Durham of his church of Hunstanworth with 20 acres of land, and with a toft and croft, 1301 perches wide on both sides of the road, and as long as other tofts in the vill, in pure and perpetul alms, with the corn to be milled at his mill without multure.
Witnesses: Master Richard of Coldingham, Master Henry son of the chamberlain, Master Walter de Hadigton, Alan Burntoft (Bruncost), Robert Burntoft, Alan Ruffo, William del Hilla, Hugh Canto, John of Ketton, Hugh Havet, William of Aycliffe.
Parchment, 1m, lined, some staining
Size: 95 x 225mm
Seal: G&B No.690, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in and above a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.115v; Cart. Vet., f.84r-v.
2.7.Spec.7
= 1.3.Pont.1.
2.7.Spec.8
= 2.3.Pont.5.
2.7.Spec.9
Missing.
2.7.Spec.10
= 2.3.Pont.4.
2.7.Spec.11
= 2.3.Pont.3.
2.7.Spec.12   [7 February] 1336
Ratification by Richard [of Bury] bishop of Durham of a grant by the master and brothers of Kepier Hospital made before him to the prior and convent of Durham of the tithes from half the demesne lands of South Sherburn manor which they had in the church of Pittington, in return fr which the prior and convent gave the master and brothers all their lans in the vill and territory of Hunstanworth with the advowson of the church of St James there.
Date: Gateshead, 7 Id. February 1335/6, Pon. 2.
Endorsed (later 14th century) as not registered since they [the grants] do not remain.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, abcdefghik cut through, lined
Size: 160 x 270mm
Seal: G&B Nos.3427 & 3382, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
2.7.Spec.13
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.117r.
2.7.Spec.14   7 June 1383
Quitclaim by Idonia formerly the wife of John Busse of East Rainton to William Graystones, William of Cowton chaplains, and John of Bambrugh clerk, of her right in all the lands late of John her late husband in East Rainton due to her as dower or in any other way.
Witnesses: John Roughed, William de Gorelay, John of Guildford (Gildeforth), Thomas del Hall, John of Denton clerk, John Prentyce.
Date: Lanchester, 7 June 1383.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 110 x 285mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.117r omitting last 3 witnesses.
2.7.Spec.15   15 September 1387
Grant by Walter Taylor of the vico of St Giles in Durham to William of Graystones, Willian of Cowton, and John of Appleby chaplains, of all his lands in the vill of East Rainton
Witnesses: Thomas Menevyll, John of Sadberge, Richard del Park sr, John of Guildford, Robert of Coldingham, Thomas de Avesley.
Date: East Rainton, 15 September 1387, 11 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 290mm
Seal: G&B No.1518, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.117v omitting last 3 witnesses.
2.7.Spec.16   [6 August] 1384
Grant by William Colynson of Muggleswick and his wife Margaret to Walter Taylor of Durham of a messuage and 60 acres of land in East Rainton by fine levied in the bishop's court before his justices, as more fully detailed in the fine, but Walter now has granted a 20s rent from those lands, at Pentecost and St Martin in equal portions during Margaret's life, with distraints detailed.
Witnesses: William of Elmdon chancellor and constable of Durham castle, Thomas of Tudhoe, Thomas de Avesley, Roger Couhird.
Date: East Rainton, Saturday after St Peter ad vincula 1384.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 130 x 295mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.228r-v.
2.7.Spec.17   [27 July] 1384
Grant by William Colynson of Muggleswick and Margaret his wife to William Taylor of Durham of a messuage and 60 acres of land in East Rainton which were Roger Hardshawe's.
Witnesses: Robert of Carlisle, Ralph of Maltby, William Mortimer, Roger Couhird, Thomas de Annesley, Robert Walker of Houghton, John Freeman of Rainton.
Date: East Rainton, Wednesday before St Peter ad vincula 1384.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 270mm
Seal: two unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.228v.
2.7.Spec.18   
Grant by William son of Roger of Hebburn to Joanna daughter of John of Guildford f all his lands in East Rainton which he was given by John Ayre, along with all his goods, moveable and immoveable, there.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth, Thomas du Boys, Ranulph de Marley, John du Boys, Robert of Coldingham, William Burdon of Haswell, William of Pittington. Alan de Frisby.
Date: Durham, 20 May 1322.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 205mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.230v.
2.7.Spec.19
Never existed.
2.7.Spec.20   [9 March] 1387
Grant by Robert of Coldingham to Robert of Rainton, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, of all his land, formerly the almoner of Durham's, with a toft and croft in the vill of Rainton, with these bounds, at Lydesate syde 2½ acres, at Heredburgh 9 acres, at Stodefalde 9½ acres, at Burneland 1 acre, under la Lawe 1 acre, at Eastland on the moor 3 acres and a rod, at Westland on the moor 4½ acres, at Midewland 1 acre 3 rods, at Edmundsknoll 1 acre 3 rods, at La Leys by the marsh 12 acres; also grant to Rainton of a messuage and 8 acres of land at Moreslawe; rendering annually for the lands formerly the almoner's, to the almoner of Durham 20s, half at Pentecost and half at St Martin, and he is also to answer as free men of the priory of Durham for the almoner's lands in providing help to the almoner, and hsi corn is to be milled at the priory of Durham's mill in Rainton at the twentieth vas.
Witnesses: Ralph Eure steward of Durham, William of Bowes sheriff of Durham, William of Elmden constable of Durham, William Mortimer, John of Guildford.
Date: Rainton, Saturday in the third week of Lent 1386/7, 10 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m, badly faded in parts
Size: 130 x 295mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.238v-239r.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.208-209.
2.7.Spec.21   [?1 July] 1387
Grant by Robert of Rainton, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to Robert de Hesilrigg and his wife Christiana of all hi sland formerly the almoner of Durham's, with a toft and croft in the vill of Rainton, with these bounds, at Lydesate syde 2½ acres, at Heredburgh 9 acres, at Stodefalde 9½ acres, at Burneland 1 acre, under la Lawe 1 acre, at Eastland on the moor 3 acres and a rod, at Westland on the moor 4½ acres, at Midewland 1 acre 3 rods, at Edmundsknoll 1 acre 3 rods, at La Leys by the marsh 12 acres; also grant to Robert de Hesilrigg and Christiana of a messuage and 8 acres of land at Moreslawe; rendering annually for the lands formerly the almoner's, to the almoner of Durham 20s, half at Pentecost and half at St Martin, and they are also to answer as free men of the priory of Durham for the almoner's lands in providing help to the almoner, and their corn is to be milled at the priory of Durham's mill in Rainton at the twentieth vas.
Witnesses: Ralph Eure steward of Durham, William of Bowes sheriff of Durham, William of Elmden constable of Durham, William Mortimer, John of Guildford.
Date: Rainton, Monday before St Margaret 1387, 11 Richard II.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 310mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.239r-v.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.209.
2.7.Spec.22   [11 June] 1415
Grant by Donald Hesilrigg, son and heir of Robert of Hesilrigg of |Rainton and his wife Christiana, to Dom John of Binchester chaplain of all his lands in the vill and territory of East Rainton which he inherited on the deaths of his father and mother, rendering annually to the almoner of Durham 20s, half at Oentecost and half at St Martin, and they are also to answer as free men of the priory of Durham for the almoner's lands in providing help to the almoner, and their corn is to be milled at the priory of Durham's mill in Rainton at the twentieth vas.
Witnesses: Ralph of Eure steward of Durham, William of Claxton sheriff of Durham, milites, William Chancellor constable of Durham, William de Eltoft, John of Belasis.
Date: Rainton, St Barnabas 1415.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 130 x 295mm
Seal: G&B No.1292, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.239v.
2.7.Spec.23   18 July 1415
Quitclaim by Donald Hesilrigg, son and heir of Robert of Hesilrigg of Rainton and his wife Christiana, to Dom John of Binchester chaplain of his right to all his lands in the vill and territory of East Rainton.
Witnesses: Dom Ralph of Eure steward of Durham, Dom William of Claxton sheriff of Durham, William Chancellor constable of Durham, William de Eltoft, John of Belasis.
Date: Rainton, 18 July 1415.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 100 x 280mm
Seal: G&B No.1292, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.239v-240r.
2.7.Spec.24   [18 October] 1416
Lease by Dom John of Binchester chaplain to Dom John prior and the convent of Durham of all his lands in the vill and territory of East Rainton given him by Donald Hesilrigg sone and heir of Robert Hesilrigg of the same, from St Martin 1416 for 200 years, rendering annually to John Binchester at Christmas a pound of cumin and to the almoner of Durham 20s in equal portions at Pentecost and St Martin.
Date: Durham, St Luke year as above.
Endorsede (contemporary) as being a lease of land called Coldynghamland
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 140 x 325mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. I, f.240r.
2.7.Spec.25   3 October 1424
Grant by John Binchester chaplain to the prior and convent of Durham of all his lands etc, namely a messuage and 48 acres in East Rainton which were Donald Hesilrige's son and heir of Robert Hesilrige, and a messuage and 30 acres of land and 1½ acres of meadow in Burdon which were Henry Chippez's, in free, pure and perpeptual alms.
Witnesses: Hugh Burnigill (Burnynghill), Thomas Tang, William Hunter, John Gilforth.
Date: Durham, 3 October 1424.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 120 x 280mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.112r-v.
2.7.Spec.26
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.112v-113v.
2.7.Spec.27
Missing.
Copied: DCD Reg. IV, f.92r.
2.7.Spec.28   5 June 1317
Grant by Alice, widow of John Freeman of Rainton (Raynington), in pure widowhood, to Thomas her son of her messuage and all her land cultivated and uncultivated in the vill and territory of Rainton.
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth (Ledeworth), William of Pittington, Robert of Coldingham, Robert of Lumley, Elias of Cocken.
Date: Rainton, 5 June 1317.
Parchment, 1m, some stains
Size: 110 x 275mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.113v.
2.7.Spec.29   [23 November] 1351
Grant by John, son of Thomas of East Rainton, and his wife Agnes, to William of Rainton, burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, of all their lands in the vill and territory of East Rainton with their rights and ancient boounds undiminished, for life.
Witnesses: Robert of Bowes sheriff of Durham, William of Dalton, Waleran of Lumley, Thomas of Layton, Nicholas of Skelton, William of Ludworth, William of Masham, Alexander of Pittington.
Date: Rainton, St Clement the pope and martyr 1351.
Parchment, 1m, stained
Size: 105 x 270mm
Seal: two unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.113v.
2.7.Spec.30   [7 December] 1348
Grant by John son of Thomas of East Rainton, to William Whitehead (Qwitheved) of West Rainton, of all his lands in the vill and territory of East Rainton except for 10 acres which John Freeman was given by John Bush in the same vill, and a third part of a tenement by the tenement of William of Masham on the north in the said vill of East Rainton, half an acre of meadow at Caldwell, and a rod of land and meadow at Elsyngforth adjoining the land of William of Masham on both sides.
Witnesses: Nicholas of Skelton, William of Ludworth, John Harpyne, Gilbert of Washington, Gilbert de Holum, William of Masham.
Date: East Rainton, Sunday after St Andrew 1348.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 125 x 210mm
Seal: part, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.114r.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.209.
2.7.Spec.31   [4 December] 1348
Testimony that William Whitehead of West Rainton, when he had seisin of certain lands of John son of Thomas of East Rainton in East Rainton, is to reenfeoff the said John and his wife Agnes with them on pain of 100 marks, in which sum he obligates himself.
Witnesses: Nicholas of Skelton, John Harpyne, William of Ludworth, William of Masham, Gilbert of Holum.
Date: East Rainton, Thursday after St Andrew 1348.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 75 x 275mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.307r.
2.7.Spec.32a   [8 May] 1378
Grant by John of Aycliffe (Aclyfe) and John of Walmer to John de Lyle and his wife Alice of all the lands with which they had been enfeoffed by the same John in East Rainton for life, with remainder to their daughter Sebeta and then her sisters Agnes and Alice in turn, and then William of Lambton.
Witnesses: Robert of Carlisle, Ralph of Maltby, William Mortimer, John Freeman.
Date: East Rainton, Saturday after St John before the Latin gate 1378.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 130 x 315mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.114r.
2.7.Spec.32b   [8 May] 1378
Counterpart to DCD 2.7.Spec.32a.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, wavy, letters cut through
Size: 130 x 315mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag recycled from a late 13th century deed, through a slit in a turnup
2.7.Spec.33   [4 October] 1377
Quitclaim by William son of William Whitheved burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, to John son of John Thomson of East Rainton, to any right in the lands etc which he had in the vill and territory of East Rainton.
Witnesses: Robert of Carlisle, Walter of Hawick, Thomas de Hadham, Ralph Beaufo, William of Lambton.
Date: East Rainton, Sunday after St Michael 1377.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 85 x 250mm
Seal: G&B No.2639, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.114r-v.
2.7.Spec.34   [24 November] 1351
Quitclaim by John son of Thomas of East Rainton, to William of Rainton burgess of the vill of Newcastle upon Tyne, to any right in the lands etc which he had in the vill and territory of East Rainton.
Witnesses: Robert of Bowes sheriff of Durham, William of Walden, Waleran of Lumley, Thomas of Layton, Nicholas of Skelton, William of Ludworth, William of Masham, Alexander of Pittington (Petyngton).
Date: East Rainton, the morrow of St Clement the pope 1351.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 110 x 270mm
Seal: a blank parchment [sealing] tag with thread wrapped round it, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.114v.
2.7.Spec.35   [1 February] 1378
Grant by John de Lyle to John of Aycliffe (Aclyfe) and John of Walmer chaplains, of all the lands and tenements which he holds in Rainton, Lumley and Crawcrook (Craucrok).
Witnesses: Robert of Carlisle (Karlielo), William ?Mortimer, Ralph of Maltby.
Date: Rainton, Monday before the Purification of the BVM 1377/8.
Parchment, 1m, some small holes
Size: 95 x 240mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.114v.
2.7.Spec.36   27 August [1442]
Grant by John Guildford (Gyldford) of Gateshead to William Lawson and Richard Palmer chaplains, of all his manor in Gateshead along with all his lands etc in the field of the same vill of Gateshead, and he has also given them all the lands which he has in the vill and territory of East Rainton.
Date: Gateshead, 27 August 20 Henry VI.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 140 x 270mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.114v-115r.
2.7.Spec.37   28 August [1442]
Grant by William Lawson and Richard Palmer chaplains to John Guildford and his wife Isabella of all their manor in Gateshead together with all the lands etc which they were given by the said John in the field of Gateshead, to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies, and they have also given to the said John and Isabella all the lands which they were given in East Rainton by the said John, also to hold to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder for the East Rainton lands to John [Wessington] prior of Durham and his successors.
Date: Gateshead, 28 August 20 Henry VI.
Endorsed (contemporary) as enrolled on the dorse of the close roll of Pont. 7 Bishop Robert Nevill.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 150 x 265mm
Seal: 2 unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.115r.
2.7.Spec.38
Entry crossed out, etc., s. xv.
2.7.Spec.39   4 November 1451
Appointment by William Lawson and Richard Palmer chaplains of Thomas Bernarde of Durham as their attorney to deliver seisin to William [Ebchester] prior and the convent of Durham of a messuage, 60 acres of land and 5 acres and 3 rods of meadow in East Rainton according to a charter.
Date: 4 November 1451.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 80 x 300mm
Seal: unidentified, on a tongue, with a [further tongue] stub and a wrapping tie below
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.115r.
2.7.Spec.40   [8 November] 1377
Quitclaim by [John son of] John Thomson of East Rainton to John [de Lyle] of any right to all his lands in the vill and territory of [East Rainton].
Witnesses: [Robert of] Carlisle, Thomas of Hadham, Ralph Beaufo, Walter of Hawick, William of Lambton.
Date: [?East] Rainton, Sunday after All Saints 1377.
Parchment, 1m, badly stained with some text obscured
Size: 95 x 265mm
Seal: fragments, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Noted that it cannot be copied as it is illegible: DCD Cart. IV, f.115r.
2.7.Spec.41a   [26 August 1385]
Final concord in the court of John [Fordham] bishop of Durham before Roger de Fulthorp, Ralph de Eure, William of Elmdon and John of Preston justices, between Walter Taylor of Durham querulent and William Colynson of Muggleswick amd his wife Margaret deforciants, over a messuage and 60 acres of land in East Rainton which William and Margaret recognised as being Walter's, warranted by Margaret's heirs, in return for an unmewed sparrowhawk.
Date: Durham, Wednesday before St Peter ad vincula 8 Richard II and Pont. 3 Bishop John [Fordham].
Parchment, 1m, indented head and right side, wavy, cyrograffham cut through
Size: 135 x 295mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.115r-v.
2.7.Spec.41b   [26 August 1385]
Duplicate of DCD 2.7.Spec.41a
Parchment, 1m, indented head and left side, wavy, cyrograffham cut through
Size: 135 x 300mm
2.7.Spec.42   [mid 13th century]
Quitclaim by Geoffrey the coal-miner (le Carboner) of West Rainton to the prior and convent of Durham of his right to 10 acres of land in West Rainton which he gave them in full court.
Witnesses: Richard the chancellor, Gilbert of Fery, John of Follingsby (Foletby), Patrick of Southwick (Swthewyke), Lawrence of Wolviston (Wlvestun), Roger of Ferry, Henry Potar' of the same, John of Woodifield (Wodingfeld), Robert of Ketton, Lawrence Marshal, Geoffrey Scayf, Thomas the clerk.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 155 x 145mm
Seal: G&B No.1082, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.117r omitting last 9 witnesses; Cart. IV, f.115v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.19-20n.
2.7.Spec.43   [6 April] 1368
Grant by Johanna, formerly the wife of William of Masham of Rainton, to Roger Hardshaw of Durham draper and his wife Margaret, of all his lands in the vill and territory of East Rainton formerly held by her late husband William of Masham.
Witnesses: William of Dalton, Ranulph Beaufowe, William de Hoton, Richard de Meuburn, Nicholas Knowt', Robert of Lambton, William of Marley, Thomas of Coxside, John of Bishopdale.
Date: East Rainton, Thursday before Easter 1368.
Endorsed (15th century) as not written in the register.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 115 x 245mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.115v.
2.7.Spec.44   [later 13th century]
Grant by John son of Thurstan to John son of Robert of 10 acres of arable land in the territory of East Rainton of which: 3 rods are under Pelaw between the lands of Robert of Coldingham and Robert of Elwald, a rod next to Kyrkeway and 3 rods in Milne Holme and half a rod on Deneside lie between the lands of Robert son of Elwald and John Serghant, and 3 rods on Deneside are between the lands of John Serghant and Thomas son of Elwald, and half a rod on the east side of the vill of Rainton is between the lands of John Dunnig and William of West Rainton, and half an acre in le Hoph lies between the lands of Henry the son of Giles the clerk and William of West Rainton, and half an acre is between Holeway and the land of John Serghant, and a rod beside Trecros is between the lands of Henry son of Giles and Robert son of Elwald, and 1 rod beside Tremere is between the lands of John Dunnig and Robert son of Elwald, and 1 rod and a half beside Wudeway is between the land of John Dunnig and Elwald, and a rod beside Tremer lies between the lands of Henry son of Roger and Robert son of Elwald, and a half an acre beside Ellis is bounded on both sides by the lands of Robert son of Elwald, and an acre beside Bradegate is near the lands of the house of the community of Durham, and a rod by Caldwell is between the lands of John the reeve and Robert son of Elwald, and 3 rods on Everhill is between the lands of John Dunnig and Thomas son of Elwald, and there is a rod there between the lands of Thomas son of Elwald and Robert son of Elwald, to hold with all liberties and easements, except for pleas and assizes, rendering a halfpenny at Christmas each year in the tenement, and at the Exchequer of the prior of Durham 5s, half at Pentecost and half at St Martin, for which grant John had given him a certain sum of money at his will.
Witnesses: Dom Roger of Eppleton miles, Dom William of Layton, Dom W[illiam] de Ryblys cellarer of Durham, Geoffrey of Egglescliffe (Eglisclyve), W Serchant, Robert of Coldingham, John Dunnig.
Parchment, 1m, some staining, lined
Size: 205 x 210mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.115v-116r.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.209-210.
2.7.Spec.45   [8 April] 1368
Quitclaim by Richard son and heir of William of Masham and his wife Johanna, to Roger Hardshawe and Margaret his wife, of his right to the lands which the said Roger and Margaret were given by his mother Johanna in East Rainton.
Witnesses: William of Dalton, Robert of Lambton, Ranulph de Beaufowe, William de Hoton, Richard de Meuburn, Thomas of Coxside, John of Bishopdale, Henry de Fawdon.
Date: East Rainton, Saturday the vigil of Easter 1368.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 95 x 245mm
Seal: unidentified, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.116r.
2.7.Spec.46
Missing.
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.116r-v.
2.7.Spec.47   [early 14th century]
Grant by John Buskes of East Rainton to Thomas his son and heir, of all his messuage with the buildings etc in East Rainton between the tenements of the prior of Durham on the south and Richard Currer on the north, along with 3 half acres of land, of which 2 half acres are at le Burn between the lands of Robert Selvayn and John Ayre, and one half acre is at Segiswel between the road and the lands of the lord prior.
Witnesses: Dom Jordan of Dalton miles, John de Yeland, Thomas de Haddam, Roger lord of Birdon, Stephen his son, John de Setona, William son of John of Pittington, Robert of Coldingham.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 85 x 205mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.116v.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.210.
2.7.Spec.48   [11 June] 1317
Quitclaim by Ascilia daughter of John Buskes of East Rainton, to Thomas her brother, of her right to a [third part of] a messuage and the garden adjacent which she was given by her father in the [vill] and territory of East Rainton.
Date: Durham, Saturday [St Barnabas] 1317.
Parchment, 1m, damaged with some holes and the right end missing, with some text lost, repaired with parchment c.1970
Size: 60 x 170mm
Seal: slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.116v.
2.7.Spec.49   [23 May 1366]
Language:  French
Grant by John son of Thomas Freeman of East Rainton to Thomas Freeman his father, of his messuage in East Rainton between the messuages of William of Masham and his own messuage, and also of 3 acres of land, that is 1½ acres of land in Ligetsyde between the lands of William Masham to the east and Christian Paternoster to the west, and an acre in le Bromyclose between the lands of Robert le Fever to the east and the said John to the west, and an acre of land at le Langlandes between the lands of Robert Auncesson to the east and William Masham to the west, to hold for life, rendering a rose at the feast of the Nativity of St John the Baptist, if requested.
Witnesses: Walter lord of Ludworth, William of Masham of East Rainton, John Herpyn, Roger de Epedon lord of the vill, Roger of Birden.
Date: Rainton, vigil of Pentecost 40 Edward III.
Endorsed (contemporary) as being an East Rainton charter in gallicis.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag, faded
Size: 95 x 215mm
Seal: part, on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.116v-117r.
2.7.Spec.50   [6 August] 1384
Grant by Walter Taylor of Durham to WiIliam Collinson of Muggleswick and his wife Margaret of an annual rent of 20s from the messuage and 60 acres of land granted by William and Margaret to Walter by fine in the bishop's court, in equal portions at Pentecost and St Martin, for the life of Margaret, with distraints detailed.
Witnesses: William of Elmdon chancellor and constable of Durham, Thomas of Tudhoe, Thomas of Annesley, Roger Couhird.
Date: East Rainton, Saturday after St Peter ad vincula 1384.
Parchment, 1m, indented head, zig-zag
Size: 125 x 290mm
Seal: 2 unidentified, each on a parchment tag, through a slit in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.117v.
2.7.Spec.51   [14th century]
Copy agreement, between R[alph Kerneth], prior, and the convent of Durham, and Matthew of Lumley, that the bounds between the former's lands of Rainton and the latter's land of Great Lumley should be from the spring-head called Hordewelle along the road from the forest west and east towards Hetton as far as the first road from the south running north to Biddick ford, all the land south towards Rainton and east to the bounds of Houghton [le Spring] and Morton being the prior and convent's, and likewise the land towards Great Lumley being Matthew's.
Witnesses: Robert of the Monastery, Alan of Pittington, Reginald clerk of Rainton, Henry of Marley, John de Peshall, William of Aycliffe, Walter of Selby, William of Bishopton, Robert de Birkenside, John de Carlan, Robert of Finchale, William miller of Pittington.
Endorsed (contemporary) as being bounds between the lands of Rainton and Lumley for the prior of Finchale.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 90 x 295mm
Original: DCD 2.7.Spec.13 (missing) [1218 x 1234]
Other copies: DCD Cart. Vet., f.88r-v; Cart. II, f.117r omitting last 8 witnesses; Cart. IV, f.117r-v.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.210.
2.7.Spec.52   [28 May 1340]
Copy grant by Walter son of Roger Hardschaw of East Rainton to Robert Annotson of the same of 5 rods of land in the territory of East Rainton, that is half an acre of land on Stanchester between the lands of William of Masham and Robert of Pittington, and 3 rods between the roads, that is the road which leads to Durham from Moorsley (Moreslaw).
Witnesses: Walter of Ludworth lord of Ludworth, Roger de Epedon lord of the same, John son of Thomas Freeman of East Rainton, Robert of Coldingham.
Date: Rainton, Sunday after the Ascension 14 Edward III.
At the foot: Robert son of William aged 8 years on the vigil of the Nativity of St John the Baptist year etc 87.
Parchment, 1m, some staining
Size: 75 x 225mm
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.308r.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.211.
3.7.Spec.1a   [later 12th century]
Grant by William of Wark (Werc), with the concession of his wife Alice daughter of Richard de Eppedun, to William son of Norman of Stanton of 2 bovates of land at Eppedun with a toft and croft, rendering 5s annually, half at Pentecost and half at St Martin.
Witnesses: Elias of Bywell, Master Johele, Walter nephew of Prior Germanus, William Cuning, Alexander de Risewic, Master Adam Portario, Master Elias Cook, Master Roger of Wallsend, Richard Brun.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 80 x 155mm
Seal: G&B No.2603, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.117v.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.207.
3.7.Spec.1b   [later 15th century]
Copy of DCD 3.7.Spec.1a.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 70 x 300mm
3.7.Spec.2   [1153 x 1195]
Grant by Bertram de Eppedun to God, St Mary, St Cuthbert and the monks serving God, St Mary and St Cuthbert at Finchale, for the souls of his father and mother, his lord Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, of his vill of Heppedun and all his right there in free, pure and perpetual alms, and he had also received quit from the said monks his chief manor of Aldingris with the service of Brom and Rilli for the use of himself and his heirs in perpetuity which he had formerly given them, which manor and other lands he will acquit of all forinsec service.
Witnesses: Reginald Ganant sheriff, Jordan Escolland, William son of Thomas, William de Meignilharmer, Roger Daudri, Robert son of Meldred, Richard son of Geoffrey, Roger of Conyers (Coigniis), Geoffrey son of Richard, Roger of Eppleton, Roger of Hett, Simon of Hawthorn, Walter of the monastery, John of Thorp, Ralph Daudri.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 185 x 195mm
Seal: G&B No.1325, on an embroidered green silk ribbon, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. IV, f.306r.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.207.
3.7.Spec.3   [1187]
Agreement that Bertram de Hepedon at the Nativity of the BVM in 1187, with the permission of Dom H[ugh of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, leased (dimisi in vadium) to Henry de Puteaco his vill of Hepedon for 40 years for 30 marks paid to him in his great necessity, and which Bertram and his heirs warranted, with the proviso that if they could not warrant it then he would substitute his vill of Aldingrange (Aldincricg) for the same term, and at the end of that term, Bertram and his heirs were to redeem their wagium for 10 marks, with Henry to keep the vill, and be able to assign it, until the 10 marks was paid.
Witnesses: Dom William archdeacon of Northumberland, Simon the chamberlain, Master Richard of Coldingham, Master William Blesen, Master Stephen Lincoln, Henry Marshal, Gilbert de Leia, Philip son of Hamund, Henry de Broc, Richard de Parco, Roger Bordon, Robert de Watevill, Alan of Chilton and Hugh his brother, Roger de Audri, Philip de Colevill, Henry of Farlington and Walter his brother, Peter Harpin, Hugh de Crauden, Robert of Lincoln, Drogo of Middleham.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 165 x 170mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.161-162 & 207.
3.7.Spec.4   [1197 x 1217]
Grant by Henry de Hoton to God and St Mary and St Cuthbert and the prior and convent of Durham, in pure and perpetual alms, of a certain part of his land in the vill of Hoton, that is 30 acres of land, which Hugh son of Huctred sold him, along with a toft which Mervin formerly held of the same Hugh.
Witnesses: Aimeric archdeacon of Durham, Master Walter of Pittington dean, Nigel the chaplain, Master Robert of Elswick, Master Ralph the chaplain, Master Walter of Haddington, John parson of Washington, Michael parson of Washington, Master Lawrence of Tanfield, Simon chaplain of Elvet, Alan Pungnerat, and eight from chapter.
Parchment, 1m
Size: 135 x 230mm
Seal: G&B No.1386, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.117v; Cart. Vet., f.81r-v.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.104n & 136n-137n.
3.7.Spec.5   [c.1220s]
Grant by William of Layton (Latona), for the salvation of the souls of his lords the bishops of Durham, himself, his father, mother, and heirs, to God, St Godric, and the prior and monks of Finchale, in exchange for all the corn rent which he ought to pay, of 30 acres of land and an acre of meadow in his vill of Hetton, that is 10 acres of his demesne with a toft and croft which Stephen Halling held and an acre of his demesne which Arnald Cambam held, and 2 acres of his demesne which William Parvus held, and 2½ acres in Kirkeforde, 2½ acres in Sexhope, an acre of meadow in Holewelle, 12 acres of arable on his moor towards Rainton in the south which Ralph son of Acolf held, to be held in free, pure and perpetual alms, with the demesne pasture except for his dena for 100 sheep for a year, 6 cows for a year, 8 oxen and 2 horses, and milling their corn at his mill without multure.
Witnesses: Dom Adam de Yeland steward, Robert his brother, Roger Daudre, Walter his brother, Jordan Hayrun, Jordan of Dalton, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Walter of the monastery, Ralph of Eppleton (Appligdene), William of Lumley, John of Thorpe, William of Haswell, Geoffrey de Heppedon, Adam of Lumsden (Lummesdene), Hugh of the chapel, Robert of the monastery, Ranulph of Fishburn.
Dated by comparison with the next.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 240 x 265mm
Seal: G&B No.1566, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copy: DCD Cart. II, f.118r.
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.164 & 204.
3.7.Spec.5*   [?1229 x 1235]
Grant by Gilbert of Layton (Latona), for the salvation of the souls of himself, his wife, his father, mother, and heirs, to God, St Godric, and ?M prior and the monks of Finchale, of 30 acres of land and an acre of meadow in his vill of Hetton, that is 10 acres of his demesne with a toft and croft which Stephen Halling held and an acre of his demesne which Arnald Caymbaym held, and 2 acres of his demesne which William Parvus held, and 2½ acres in Kirkeforde, 2½ acres in Sexhope, an acre of meadow in Hollewelle, 12 acres of arable on his moor towards Rainton in the south which Ralph son of Acolf held, to be held in free, pure and perpetual alms,with the demesne pasture except for his dena for 100 sheep for a year, 6 cows for a year, 8 oxen and 2 horses, and milling their corn at his mill without multure.
Witnesses: Dom John de Rumessey, Dom Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Walter de Audery, Nigel de Rungetoll, William Hayrun, William of the monastery, Ralph of Eppleton (Applindene), William of Lumley, William of Haswell, Hugh of the chapel, Adam of Lumsden, Geoffrey of Thorp, John de Rungeton.
Rumessey's position in the witness list indicates he may then have been steward (as Yeland was in the previous, similar document) and he is recorded as such 1229x1235.
Parchment, 1m, lined
Size: 145 x 230mm
Seal: blank parchment [sealing] tag reused from a [deed] of similar date, through 3 slits in a turnup
Printed: The Hetton Village Atlas, ed P. Collins, A. Rushworth, D. Wallace (Hetton, [2014]), p.165 & 204.
3.7.Spec.6   [1189 x 1213]
Grant by John de Holum for the salvation of the souls of himself and all his parents, to God and St Cuthbert and B[ertram] prior and the monks of Durham, of 12 acres of land in the vill of Holum in his 12 cultivations in the same vill, that is an acre to the south in the cultivation with the toft which was Turkilli's which is 8 rods wide and 7½ rods long, with common of pasture, with the monks' animals to go wherever his animals go, in pure and perpetual alms.
Witnesses: Master Richard of Coldingham, Master Henry of Durham, Master Anger, Master Walter of Haddington, Eustace of Eden and Gilbert his son, William of Ketton, John of Ketton, Richard Brun, Adam Janitor, William of Aycliffe (Acleia), Alexander Marshal, Alan Chaplain, Roger of Wallsend, William of Bishopton, Walter of Lindsey, Gilbert Burdon, Wido de Hotun, Thomas de Surveton, William of Barneby.
Parchment, 1m, lined, stained
Size: 155 x 215mm
Seal: G&B No.1373, on a parchment tag, through 3 slits in a turnup
Copies: DCD Cart. II, f.118r-v; Cart. Vet., f.83r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.22n.
3.7.Spec.7   [later 12th century]
Grant by Ralph Hag' to Ralp de Audree his nephew and his heirs for his service, of his tenement of Holum which Joscelin de Amundeville quitclaimed to him in the presence of H[ugh of Le Pusiet] bishop [of Durham], to be held of the bishop as he held it as detailed in the bishop's charter.
Witnesses: Roger de Audre, Richard de Punchard, Roger Burdon, Thomas de Amundeville, Ralph Canto, William Harpin, Peter the clerk, Ralph de Meinesf', Walter de Punchard, Roger le Norreis, William of Whitwell (Witewille), Stephen de Tornet, William son of Geoffrey, Robert Canto, Bertram of Hurworth (Hurthewrthe), Richard Wine, William son of Matilda.
Parchment, 1m
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