Durham Cathedral Archive: Cartulary IV
Introduction
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD-Cart4
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: Cartulary IV
Dates of creation: ca. 1500
Extent: 309 ff.
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Durham Priory
Language: Latin

MORE WORK 100r-103v; 106r-v; 112-113; subdocs
301v - Skelton
This cartulary includes documents dated 1504 (ff.244v-245r) and 1511 (f.273r-v). The appearance of the hands suggests that the cartulary was compiled as a single undertaking, but it may be that the first part was bound up separately: on f.236 a note refers to a document copied on ff.91r-92r as being "in medio in novo cartuario".
The contents comprise documents relating mostly to property in Durham and Northumberland and are entered roughly in Spec. order (1-13.Spec) with a section of addenda at the end from f.272v of mostly 1-9.Spec.

Accession details

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

Alternative forms

A negative microfilm is available at PGFilm 110

Bibliography

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

f.1r-85r
Documents re Durham and Northumberland property etc most 1-5.Spec

1r
As 1.1.Spec.34.
[1.1.Spec.36?] 1r   6 February 1411 [1412]
Commission, by John [of Hemingbrough] prior of Durham, to John Durham chaplain and John Wark, to dispose of the fruits of Holy Trinity church Berwick and first of all to pay William Weardale the vicar the portion of £20 a year laid down in the ordinance for that church, with arrears, following William's complaint over the failure of John Aycliffe prior of Coldingham, deputed by the prior and chapter, to do so; with revocation of the commission to John.
Dated: Durham
1r-v   [Probably 1300 x 1305 while Richard Kellawe was subprior.]
Letter, [by the prior (?) of Holy Island (?)], to R[ichard] Kellawe, J[ohn] of Barnard Castle and H[ugh] de Monte Alto, fellow monks [of Durham], reporting that for the fortnight before the visit of the official of the archdeacon of Northumberland to the church of Holy Island on the vigil of James [24 July] it had been stated by all the monks that if he came into the priory as a guest and outsider ( advena ), and not as an ordinary, without claiming anything in the name of visitation, we would receive him with honour, on account of which he took himself to somebody's guest-house in the vill, with no response being made when he sought procuration the next day; and asking for a speedy reply to their seeking the counsel of the chapter of Durham, lest he [the official] should impose an interdict; further reporting that the vicar of Hartburn plans to proceed against the church of [Holy] Island and your [other churches] in Northumberland for non- payment of the tenth said to have been granted to the bishop, and asking to be sent a copy of the chapter of Durham's appeal to the pope against this exaction to enable me to move for the church of [Holy] Island and you similarly for your [churches].
1v
2.1.Spec.5.
1v
Misc.Ch. 598.
1v-2r
2.1.Pont.9.
2r
3.1.Spec.61.
2r
3.1.Spec.62*.
2v
3.1.Spec.67.
2v
As Reg.I.ii f.2v.
3r
As Reg.I.i f.10r-v.
3r
1.2.Spec.20.
3r-v
1.3.Spec.25., omitting last 6 witnesses.
3v
1.3.Spec.26.
3v
1.1.Spec.20.
3v-4r
1.2.Spec.29.
4r
2.2.Spec.7*.
4r-v
2.2.Spec.14 in part.
4v-5r foot
4.2.Spec.43.
5r
3.11.Spec.25.
5r
3.11.Spec.44.
5r
3.11.Spec.45., omitting "vicesimo" in day of the month.
5r
3.11.Spec.46.
5v
3.11.Spec.49.
5v
3.11.Spec.50.
5v-6r
3.11.Spec.47.
6r
3.11.Spec.48., omitting "modo in tenura Willelmi Adamson de Acley".
6r
4.11.Spec.31.
6r-v
4.11.Spec.29.
6v
4.11.Spec.30.
6v
4.11.Spec.45.
6v-7r
4.11.Spec.1.
7r
4.11.Spec.26., omitting "quinquagesimo" in year.
7r
4.11.Spec.23.
7r
4.11.Spec.28.
7r
4.11.Spec.25. left incomplete.
7v-8r
4.11.Spec.2.
8r
4.11.Spec.10.
8r
4.11.Spec.18.
[4.11.Spec.27] 8v
Lands of John Power in Aycliffe, [drawn up by] by Adam Gray, John Kelsay, William Colson, Richard Robinson, John Lancaster and Robert Kirkham: at named locations in the Southfield, 12 pieces; in the Westfield, 9 pieces; and in the Northfield, 7 pieces; with annual rents of 4d. from a waste tenement beside the vicar's gate recently held by Thomas Henryson, and of 1½d. from a tenement on the Wellbank once held by the said Thomas.
8v
4.11.Spec.24.
8v-9r
4.11.Spec.32.
9r
4.11.Spec.34.
9r
4.11.Spec.33.
9r
4.11.Spec.35.
9r-v
4.11.Spec.36.
9v
4.11.Spec.37.
9v
4.11.Spec.38.
9v
4.11.Spec.39.
9v-10r
4.11.Spec.40.
10r
4.11.Spec.41.
10r
4.11.Spec.42., omitting "vicesimo" in day of the month.
10r-v
4.11.Spec.43.
10v
4.11.Spec.44.
10v
4.11.Spec.46.
10v
4.11.Spec.47.
11r
4.11.Spec.48.
11r
4.11.Spec.49.
11r
4.11.Spec.50.
11v
4.11.Spec.51.
11v
4.11.Spec.52.
11v-12r
4.11.Spec.53.
12r
4.11.Spec.55.
12v
1.7.Spec.27.
12v
1.7.Spec.29.
12v
1.7.Spec.30.
12v
1.7.Spec.31.
13r
1.7.Spec.32.
13r
1.7.Spec.33.
[1.7.Spec.34] 13r-v
Chirograph grant, by Walter of the Broom, to Walter son of William de Hoton, for a peppercorn at St Cuthbert in March if asked, of a croft in Aldingrange with its buildings and a plot of adjoining land enclosed towards the west, and two tofts with buildings and 3 acres of arable land in Broom beside Middlewood, of which one toft and one acre held of Walter by Adam shepherd, one toft and one acre by William Paleman and one acre by Alice of the Broom, to pass failing heirs of Walter son of William's body to those of his brother Richard, failing them to those of Walter son of Walter of the Broom's brother Stephen, and failing them to revert to those of Walter himself.
Witnesses: Roger lord of Esh; Hugh de Escolland; William de Anforde; John of Burnigill; John Randolf; John Burrell; John Styll; and others.
13v
1.7.Spec.35.
[1.7.Spec.37] 13v-14r   20 March 1446 25 Henry VI [1447]
Indented grant, by William Cowherd, to William [Ebchester] prior and the chapter of Durham, of one acre runnning north-south on Middleleys in Aldingrange between land of the prior and chapter on both sides and abutting at the north end on the lower field of Aldingrange and at the south on the upper field of Broom, and of one acre running north-south in the upper field of Broom between land of the prior and chapter on the west and John Fossor's close on the east and abutting at the north end on the prior and chapter's land and at the south on John Fossor's dike, on condition that there should be no recovery of, or removal from, the two acres granted by the prior and chapter to William, one running north-south on Middleleys in Aldingrange between William's land on both sides and abutting at the north end on Doveleys and at the south on Broomclose's corner, and the other running north-south in the upper field of Broom between Broomclose on the west and William's land on the east and abutting at the north end on William's land and at the south on John Fossor's dike.
Dated: Durham
14r
1.7.Spec.38.
14r
1.7.Spec.39.
[1.7.Spec.40] 14v   Thursday, All Saints [1 November] 1341
Indenture recording the feofment by John of the Broom to Richard de Whitparuch of 3 acres in the field of Aldingrange below Broomclose, granted to John by John of Seaton and Margaret his wife, and of 3 roods of land in that field between the Thorn and Broomclose and of 2 plots of the meadow beside the fish-pond in that field, also granted by John and Margaret, with Richard granting that after three years John should have them back on payment of 40s. and that Richard's charter for them should then be void.
Witnesses: Roger of Esh knight, Simon of Esh, Roger Hunter, John of Whelpdale, John son of John Franklin, Richard de Hoton, and others.
Dated: Aldingrange
14v
1.7.Spec.41.
14v-15r
1.7.Spec.42.
15r
1.7.Spec.43.
15r-v
1.7.Spec.44.
15v
4.18.Spec.17.
[4.18.Spec.18] 15v-16r   Friday before Gregory 1275 [6 March 1276]
Grant for a sum of money, by Walter Leg, to William son of Hugh, for 1d. a year to the almoner of Durham, of the land [in Allergate Durham: 4.18.Spec.17, Loc.XXXVII:1, Camsell p. 40] bought by Walter from Simon de Karlawe and by Simon from the dying Peter son of Patrick Stute, [running from omitted ] to the land of Richard of the Slade in the west and between the Bearpark road and the land of Thomas of Pontefract.
Witnesses: Geoffrey of Egglescliffe, steward of the prior; Henry of Hornby, reeve; Robert of Quarrington; Hugh of Quarrington; John of Grindon; Walter miller; Richard of the Slade; Thomas of Pontefract; Adam of Swaldale; Thomas de Baley; Hugh of Peebles, clerk; and others.
Dated: Durham
Printed: Camsell p.40.
16r
4.18.Spec.71.
16r
4.18.Spec.72.
16r
4.18.Spec.73.
16v
4.18.Spec.74.
16v
4.18.Spec.75.
16v
4.18.Spec.76.
16v-17r
4.18.Spec.77.
17r
4.18.Spec.78.
17r
4.18.Spec.79. opening only, with reference to duplicate [4.18.Spec.75] on f.[16v] above.
17r
4.18.Spec.80.
17r
4.18.Spec.81.
17r-v
4.18.Spec.82.
17v
4.18.Spec.83.
17v
4.18.Spec.84.
17v
4.18.Spec.85.
17v-18r
4.18.Spec.86.
18r
4.18.Spec.87.
18r-v
4.18.Spec.88.
18v
4.18.Spec.89.
18v-19r
4.15.Spec.53.
19r
4.15.Spec.54.
19r-v
4.15.Spec.55.
19v
1.1.Spec.53.
19v
1.1.Spec.55.
19v
1.1.Spec.24.
[1.1.Spec.17] 20r   1 June 1457
Grant, by William Ragg chaplain, to John Haggerston and John Wearmouth chaplains, of one burgage in Bamburgh, between the tenement of the master of the cell of Farne on the west and the burgage of John Finchale on the east, granted to William by William Bayn chaplain deceased.
20r
1.1.Spec.18.
20r
1.1.Spec.19.
20r
1.1.Spec.7b.
20r-v
1.1.Spec.54.
20v
1.1.Spec.56.
20v
1.1.Spec.49.
20v-21r
1.1.Spec.57.
[1.2.Pont.15] 21r
Grant as recited in 4.2.Pont.7.
21r
4.2.Pont.7.
21r-v
3.3.Pont.6.
[4.5.Reg.8] 21v-22r
As Cart.III ff.243v-244r.
22r
3.1.Spec.69.
22r
3.1.Spec.71.
22r-v
3.1.Spec.70.
22r-v
4.1.Spec.29.
22r-v
4.1.Spec.35.
23r
4.1.Spec.32.
23r
4.1.Spec.33.
23r
3.1.Spec.66.
23r
2.1.Spec.7.
23r
3.1.Spec.72 face and dorse.
23v
4.1.Spec.34.
23v
4.1.Spec.1.
23v
2.1.Pont.9.
23v-24v
1.3.Pont.3.
24v
1.2.Spec.21.
24v
1.2.Spec.22.
25r
1.2.Spec.29.
25r-v
4.1.Spec.44.
25v-27r
4.1.Spec.46.
27r-v
4.1.Spec.47.
27v-28r
4.1.Spec.48.
28r
As Reg.I.ii f.2v.
28r-v
4.1.Spec.50.
28v
4.1.Spec.51.
28v-29r
4.1.Spec.52.
[4.1.Spec.43] 29r
As 1.5.Pont.3, item 4 ., possibly emended from original.
29r-v
1.2.Spec.30.
29v
1.2.Spec.31.
29v-30r
1.2.Spec.32.
30r
1.2.Spec.33.
30r
1.2.Spec.34, omitting 6th witness.
30r-v
1.2.Spec.36.
30v
1.2.Spec.37.
30v
1.2.Spec.38.
30v-31r
1.2.Spec.39.
31r
1.2.Spec.40.
31r-v
1.2.Spec.41.
31v
1.2.Spec.42.
31v
1.2.Spec.50.
31v
1.2.Spec.51.
31v-32r
1.2.Spec.52 ., reversing last two witnesses and editing date.
32r
1.2.Spec.43.
32r
1.2.Spec.44.
32r-v
1.2.Spec.45.
32v
1.2.Spec.46.
32v
1.2.Spec.47.
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1.2.Spec.48.
33r
1.2.Spec.49.
33r
2.2.Spec.6.
33r-v
2.2.Spec.5.
33v
2.2.Spec.16.
33v
2.2.Spec.17.
33v-34r
2.2.Spec.18.
34r-v
2.2.Spec.19.
34v
3.2.Spec.17.
34v
3.2.Spec.18.
34v-35r
3.2.Spec.20.
35r
3.2.Spec.21.
35r
3.2.Spec.22 face.
35r
3.2.Spec.23 (i) and (ii).
36v
3.2.Spec.24.
36v
3.2.Spec.26.
36v-37r
4.2.Spec.16.
37r
2.2.Pont.7.
37r-v
3.1.Pont.12.
37v
1.3.Spec.19.
38r-v
1.3.Spec.21.
39r
1.3.Spec.23.
39r-v
1.3.Spec.24a.
39v-40r
1.3.Spec.31.
40r
4.2.Spec.40.
40r-v
1.3.Spec.33.
40v
1.3.Spec.34.
40v-41r
1.3.Spec.35.
41r
1.3.Spec.36.
41r-v
1.3.Spec.37.
41v
1.3.Spec.39.
41v-43r
1.3.Spec.41.
43r
1.3.Spec.45.
43r-v
4.2.Spec.46.
43v
2.3.Spec.2.
43v-44r
2.3.Spec.49.
44r
2.3.Spec.50.
44r
2.3.Spec.51.
44r
2.3.Spec.52.
44v
2.3.Spec.53.
44v
2.3.Spec.54.
44v
2.3.Spec.47.
44v-45r
4.3.Spec.15.
45r
4.3.Spec.22.
45r-v
4.3.Spec.23.
45v
4.3.Spec.24.
45v-46r
4.3.Spec.25.
46r
4.3.Spec.26.
46r
4.3.Spec.27.
46r-v
4.3.Spec.28.
46v
1.4.Spec.1.
46v
1.4.Spec.2.
46v-47r
1.4.Spec.3.
47r
1.4.Spec.4.
47r-v
1.4.Spec.5.
47v
1.4.Spec.6 in part., with reference to duplicate [ 1.4.Spec.2. ] on f.[46v] above.
47v
1.4.Spec.7.
47v-48r
1.4.Spec.8.
48r
1.4.Spec.9.
48r
1.4.Spec.10., giving year for "supradicto".
48r-v
1.4.Spec.11.
48v
1.4.Spec.12.
48v
1.4.Spec.13.
48v-49r
1.4.Spec.14.
49r
1.4.Spec.15.
49r
1.4.Spec.16.
49r
1.4.Spec.17.
49r-v
1.4.Spec.18.
49v
1.4.Spec.19.
49v
1.4.Spec.28.
49v
1.4.Spec.29., omitting "quondam" before "uxor".
49v-50r
1.4.Spec.30.
49v-50r
1.4.Spec.31.
50r-v
1.4.Spec.33.
[1.4.Spec.32] 50v
[1.4.Spec.35] 50v
Quit-claim, by Walter son of Ranulf of Heworth, to Richard [of Claxton], prior, and the convent of Durham, of a toft in the vill of Heworth that belonged to his father, Ranulf son of Reginald, and of all the land called Eastridding and Westridding in the fields of Heworth south of Wreken Dike.
Witnesses: Guichard de Charron, then steward of Durham, Thomas of Herrington, W[illiam] of Layton, William Harpin, knights; Robert of Burnigill [Cart.II f.76r-v ends here]; David of Hebburn; Henry of Hornby; Richard of Merrington; and many others.
Copied (in part) Cart.II f.76r-v.
[1.4.Spec.37] 50v-51r
As Cart.II ff.76v-77r.
Printed: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1872) p.110n-111n.
[1.4.Spec.40] 51r-v
As Cart.II f.79v.
51v
1.4.Spec.42.
51v-52r
1.4.Spec.21.
52r
1.4.Spec.22.
52r
1.4.Spec.23.
52r
1.4.Spec.24.
52v
1.4.Spec.25., omitting "vicesimo" in day of the month.
52v
1.4.Spec.26.
52v-53r
1.4.Spec.43.
53r
1.4.Spec.27.
53r
1.4.Spec.44.
53r-v
1.4.Spec.45.
53v
1.4.Spec.46.
53v
1.4.Spec.47.
53v-54r
1.4.Spec.48.
54r
1.4.Spec.49.
54r
1.4.Spec.50.
54r
1.4.Spec.53.
54r-v
1.4.Spec.55.
54v
1.4.Spec.56a.
54v
1.4.Spec.57b.
54v
1.4.Spec.58.
55r
1.4.Spec.59.
55r
1.4.Spec.60.
55r
Note that 1.4.Spec.61 is the counterpart of [1.4.Spec.26].
55r
1.4.Spec.62 face.
55v
1.4.Spec.63.
55v-56r
1.4.Spec.64b.
56r
1.4.Spec.65.
56r
Note stating 1.4.Spec.66 to be a duplicate of [1.4.Spec.65].
56r-v
1.4.Spec.67.
56v
1.4.Spec.68.
56v
1.4.Spec.69.
57r
1.4.Spec.70a.
57r
1.4.Spec.71.
57r-v
1.4.Spec.72a.
57v
1.4.Spec.73.
57v
1.4.Spec.74.
57v-58r
1.4.Spec.75.
58r
1.4.Spec.76.
58r
1.4.Spec.77.
58r
1.4.Spec.78.
58r-v
1.4.Spec.79.
58v
1.4.Spec.80.
58v-59r
1.4.Spec.81.
59r
1.4.Spec.82.
59r
1.4.Spec.83.
59r-v
1.4.Spec.84.
59v
1.4.Spec.85.
59v
1.4.Spec.86., omitting "nuper" before "uxorem".
59v
1.4.Spec.87.
59v-60r
1.4.Spec.88.
60r
1.4.Spec.89.
60r-v
1.4.Spec.90.
60v
1.4.Spec.91.
60v
1.4.Spec.92.
[2.4.Spec.12] 60v   4 May 1383
Grant, by Wiliam lord of Hylton knight, to William of Greystones chaplain, William of Cowton chaplain and John Bamburgh clerk, fof all the lands and tenements in Follingsby granted to him by William Gategang of Gateshead.
Dated: Hylton
[2.4.Spec.14] 61r   [1418-1420]
Pleas at Durham before Ralph Eure, Richard of Norton, Robert of Wycliffe and James Strangeways, justices of the bishop, Friday before Matthew 6 Henry 5 [16 September 1418]
William Chancellor, chancellor of the bishop of Durham, handed over a record:
Pleas before Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham in his chancery, Thursday in Easter week 12 [Langley: 1 April 1418]
An inquest, before Ralph Eure knight, John Newton clerk, William Chancellor, John Thoralby clerk and Richard Buckley clerk, having found that without the bishop's licence William Hylton knight alienated to Peter Tilliol knight the manor of Follingsby, held of the bishop in chief, John Newton, Roger of Thornton and Thomas Pittington, tenants of that manor, protested that they knew of no alienation and that the manor was held of the prior of Durham in socage; John Aslakby, for the bishop, stated that the inquest was correct, as he was prepared to verify, similarly for their part John, Roger and Thomas; Friday before Matthew was set for the plea and the sheriff ordered to summon a panel of 24 men unconnected to John, Roger or Thomas to testify whether the manor was held of the bishop in chief. The jurors failed to come and the Tuesday after the Circumcision was set, when, for want of jurors, Thursday in Easter week was set.
The process continued until Thursday in Easter week 14 [Langley: 1420], when the jurors testified that the manor of Follingsby was held of the prior of Durham and not of the bishop in chief.
61r-v
2.4.Spec.17.
61v
2.4.Spec.22.
61v-63r
2.4.Spec.23.
63v
2.4.Spec.37.
[2.4.Spec.38] 64r-65r
Detailed statement of lands held of the prior of Durham by John of Hedworth and lands usurped by him in Hedworth and Southwick, referring to halmote courts down to Spring 1329.
65r-v
2.4.Spec.39.
65v
3.4.Spec.5.
65v-66v
3.4.Spec.6.
66v-67r
3.4.Spec.7.
[3.4.Spec.8] 67r-68r
Notarial instrument recording that on 26 February 1448 in Bishop Wearmouth parish-church before Mr John Norton, vicar-general of the bishop of Durham and principal official of the consistory court of Durham, chosen to adjudicate the dispute over the tithes of fish and salmon in the River Wear at Tripden otherwise Lambton taken on the north side between the prior and chapter of Durham, by reason of their parish-church of Monk Wearmouth, and William Bedall rector of Washington, John Gateshead, monk of Durham and proctor of the prior and chapter, and John Godkin priest, proctor of William Bedall, appeared, with the former presenting documents and producing as witnesses John Chambre senior and Robert Johnson, both of Boldon parish, who deposed that Tripden lay within the limits of Monk Wearmouth parish, that before the Maryflood [8 September 1400] the tithes of hay taken from a fine meadow there by the lord of Hylton and his ministers went to Monk Wearmouth church, with John himself having made hay there and seen the tithes go to Wearmouth church, but now with sand and deposits from the flood rendered sterile, that the flow of the river was washing away the bank, and that fish and salmon were not taken there before the arrival of John Tomson fisherman, who fished from Bonisferry to a place beside Barmston park where he put up the building for keeping the fish, held at farm from the lord of Hylton and occupied by him for many years; for the right of rectors of Washington to continue taking tithes on fish caught in the parish of Monk Wearmouth and kept in the parish of Washington the rector's proctor put forward no effective case, and the right to the tithes was awarded to the prior and chapter.
Present: John Romondby priest of York diocese, and Thomas Atkinson of Durham diocese.
Notary: Robert Bertram, of Coventry and Lichfield diocese.
68r-v
3.4.Spec.9.
68v
3.4.Spec.10.
68v-69r
3.4.Spec.11.
69r
3.4.Spec.12.
69r
3.4.Spec.15.
69v
3.4.Spec.16.
69v
3.4.Spec.17.
69v
3.4.Spec.18.
69v
3.4.Spec.19.
69v
3.4.Spec.20.
70r
3.4.Spec.22.
70r-v
3.4.Spec.23.
70v
3.4.Spec.25.
70v
3.4.Spec.27.
70v
3.4.Spec.26.
71r-v
3.4.Spec.31.
71v-72r
3.4.Spec.32.
[3.4.Spec.34] 72r-v
Outline of the procedures for tuition and tuitorial appeals.
[4.4.Spec.1] 72v-74v
Notarial instrument recording the secret and separate examination by Mr John Lilford LLD, official of the consistory of Durham, of Thomas Atkinson of Southwick, John Keid of Gateshead, Robert Wake of Monk Wearmouth, Richard Atkinson of Whitburn, John Bartram of Southwick and Robert Wake of Fulwell in Monk Wearmouth parish- church on 18 August 1459, and on 7 September of Thomas Nicholson of Hylton in St Michael's chapel of Walknoll in Newcastle, produced for the part of the prior and convent of Durham, proprietors of Monk Wearmouth church, in a case over tithes in the consistory between the prior and convent as plaintiffs and Robert Stainton chaplain of Hylton as defendant.
On the statement of complaint by the prior and chapter's proctor that, apart from those specified in an agreement between Germanus prior of Durham and Alexander baron of Hylton (see Carte 177 f.42v), they had received from time out of mind the tithes of the parish of their church of Monk Wearmouth and in particular a corn tithe called "litell teende" from the vill and territory of Hylton, but that in 1458 Robert Stainton, chaplain of Hylton chapel, dependent on the mother church of Wearmouth, had refused that tithe and others, against which the proctor sought sentence by the official of the consistory of Durham, with recompense of 20s. and expenses; Thomas Atkinson, aged 60 and more, stated that the prior and convent had received the tithes from the lands in the parish of Monk Wearmouth from of old and that they were known to have the right to "litelteende".
John Keid, aged 50 and more, agreed with Thomas Atkinson and stated that 20 years before John Birtley, monk and master of Wearmouth, leased to Richard Atkinson [of] Whitburn and Robert Wake of Wearmouth all the tithes of the parish except those due by an agreement to the chaplain of Hylton for three years, and they collected them, including "litelteend"; that after two years the master held the tithes in hand, but Lawrence chaplain of Hylton claimed "litelteend" by reason of the agreement mentioned, and, to prevent strife between the parties, Robert baron of Hylton, with their consent, had those tithes collected and kept by Thomas Nicholson then living in the house of John Hedworth at Southwick, to be restored to whichever party a diligent enquiry of the older local inhabitants found it to belong, and the baron then summoned Robert Johnson, John Chambre, William Mallard and John Robinson, recently of Boldon, who testified that the proprietors of the church had the right to the tithes as of old, and so the baron ordered those tithes to be handed over to John Birtley, master of Wearmouth, who sent the juror [John Keid], then in his service, with a wagon, to bring them to the master's barn, but Thomas Nicholson refused to hand them over without the baron's express mandate, which the master obtained, and then they were taken to the master's barn; that the juror collected those tithes in the master's name for two full years without interference and the baron of Hylton then leased the tithes of Hylton from Thomas Bradbury, master of Wearmouth, and held them until his death; and that the said Robert Johnson and John Chambre of Boldon, then 60 years old, had told the juror that the proprietors had received those tithes for all their time.
Robert Wake, aged 60 and more, agreed with John Keid, and added that "litellteende" came from 10 acres east of the demesne land ( gleba dominicalis ) called Hawkslaw, 4 acres north of the demesne land called Langflat, and 10 acres west of the Main Baulk and butting on two headlands.
John Bertram, aged 70 and more, agreed with Robert Wake, except that he did not know about the 10 acres.
Robert Wake, aged 40 and more, agreed with Robert Wake.
Thomas Nicholson, aged 60 and more, agreed with John Keid, and added that he accompanied the master of Wearmouth to the baron of Hylton when the baron gave the order for those tithes to be delivered to the master, saying that he knew by diligent enquiry that the right to those belonged to the proprietors.
Sealed by Mr John Lilford.
Notary: Thomas Wolhouse, of the York diocese, registrar of the consistory of Durham.
74v-75r
4.4.Spec.2b.
[4.4.Spec.3] 75r-v
Grievances of the chaplain of Hylton and of the master of Monk Wearmouth.
The master or keeper of the parish-church of Monk Wearmouth complained [1] that Lawrence Martin, chaplain of Hylton chapel, appropriated to himself the tithes of corn and hay from the land held by him in hand and not from the lord [of Hylton]'s house for three years, contrary to the agreement, ordinance and foundation of the chapel (see Carte 177 f.42v); [2] that Lawrence usurped the candles and offerings received from the house of the lord of Hylton, his servants and staff at Candlemas, contrary to the agreement; [3] that Lawrence usurped the tithes of piglets and chicks from the vill of Hylton, contrary to the agreement; [4] that Lawrence usurped the tithes of salmon caught in the River Wear belonging to the mother church; and [5] that Lawrence usurped the tithes of wool, milk products and calves of his own animals for three years, contrary to the agreement.
Grievances against the chaplain of Hylton chapel by John Birtley and his predecessors as masters of Wearmouth [actually vice-versa].
First that under the agreement between Germanus prior and the convent of St Cuthbert's church and Alexander baron of Hylton (see Carte 177 f.42v) all the tithes from Alexander's own home and the lands of his manor should go to the chaplain, except that the lord of Hylton should give each year to the mother church one thrave of oats for each ox of his own ploughs, but John Birtley took all the tithes of wool, lambs, foals and calves of the demesne.
That contrary to the agreement John Birtley usurped the tithes of a fishery bounding on the land of the manorial demesne called Rydyng, since by custom the tithes of every fishery in that water should be paid with respect to the land bounding them.
That contrary [to the agreement] he usurped the tithes of beans from 4 acres of the carucate called Trublardland and of its pasture.
That contrary [to the agreement he usurped] the tithes of 24 acres called Hardacres and 4 acres called the Westflat belonging to the manorial demesne which William baron of Hylton stated before his death to belong to the chapel and chaplain of Hylton.
[Replies by the chaplain to the master's five complaints above]
[1] Lawrence replied that time out of mind the tithes from that land had not been paid to the master, as a privilege confirmed.
[2] The chaplain denied it.
[3] The chaplain stated that he had received no tithes of pigs except of two piglets from the lord's home and one chicken from a tenement belonging to the land of the church.
[4] The chaplain stated that the tithes of salmon belonged to the chapel and not the mother church in accordance with the agreement and the custom that the tithes of every fishery in that water should be paid with respect to the land bounding them, and that that fishery bounded the land of the manorial demesne called Rydyng, the tithes of which belonged to the chapel and chaplain of Hylton by virtue of the agreement.
[5] It was answered that as firstly an ineffective reply [?].
75v-76v
4.4.Spec.5.
76v-77r
4.4.Spec.6.
[3.4.Spec.28] (part) 77v
Inquest held at Hylton, 17 June 1438, in the presence of William baron of Hylton, Robert of Hylton his son and heir, John Fishburn monk of Durham, and Mr William Doncaster vicar of St Oswald's Durham, between John [Wessington] prior of Durham and William Bingham chaplain of Hylton chapel, to establish the limits, divisions and number of the acres of demesne and other lands from which the chaplain used to receive tithes, with John Chambre, Robert Johnson, Robert Kelloeman, Robert Hesleden and William Mallard of Boldon stating on the oath that William Bingham received throughout his time all the tithes of corn and hay from all the demesne lands of the manor of Hylton specified below.
The rest of this is contained in [3.4.Spec.31], [f.71r-v] above at the sign C+.
[3.4.Spec.29] 77v-78r   [ca.1459]
Examination of Thomas Nicholson of Hylton, Robert Wake of Wearmouth [and another] for the tithes from Hylton [c.1459].
Thomas Nicholson, aged 60, stated that the tithes called "litelteend" in the field of Hylton belonged to the master of Monk Wearmouth and not to the chaplain of Hylton or anyone else; that dissension over this between John Birtley master of Wearmouth and Lawrence chaplain of Hylton 17 years before was quieted by those tithes remaining in the witness' hands until the matter was settled by Robert Johnson, John Chambre of Boldon, John Robinson of Hylton and Robert Kelloeman of Boldon, arbitrators chosen by the parties, who adjudged those tithes to belong to the master, and Robert of Hylton knight then ordered the witness to hand over those tithes to John Birtley, which he did; on the question whether the master or the chaplain received those tithes in the intervening period, that the master leased them, with the corn tithes of Hylton, to the baron of Hylton recently deceased down to his death; on the question of public report, that those tithes were known to belong to the master and nobody else, insomuch as William of Hylton the last baron ordered Robert Stainton chaplain of Hylton not to meddle with them, recognizing the master's right in the time of his very grave illness.
Robert Wake of Wearmouth, aged 60 and more, stated that he himself had the "litelteend" tithes at farm from Thomas Lawson bursar of Durham, who had them for the use of the monastery of Durham, together with the corn tithes of Hylton, with interference from the chaplain of Hylton; and that John Birtley and Thomas Bradbury, masters of Wearmouth, each had those tithes in their own hands at various times; agreed with Thomas Nicholson in all other particulars.
Richard Atkinson, aged 50 and more, stated that he and almost all his progenitors originated in the parish of Monk Wearmouth and that he, with Robert Wake above, held the "litelteinde" tithes at farm from Thomas Lawson bursar of Durham, to whom they belonged by reason of his office without obstruction by the chaplain of Hylton; that he had never heard from his progenitors that those tithes belonged to anyone other than the master of Monk Wearmouth, and that masters had been in possession of those tithes or leased them out to the time of the present interference by Robert Stainton chaplain of Hylton; agreed with Thomas Nicholas in all other particulars.
78r-v
3.4.Spec.30.
[3.4.Spec.33] 78v
Compilation on the tithes and offerings belonging to the parish-church of Monk Wearmouth from the chaplain and others of Hylton.
Tithes of the wages of the baron of Hylton's servants are detained by the chaplain of the chapel there contrary to an agreement (see Carte 177 f.42v ?).
One thrave of oats for each ox of the baron's ploughs is withdrawn contrary to the agreement (see Carte 177 f.42v) since the demesne lands are at farm to various tenants of the vill to the prejudice of the mother church.
The tithes from the demesne lands at farm, replacing that thrave of oats, are withdrawn and taken by the chaplain to the prejudice of the mother church.
The tithes from the lands assigned to the chapel and the other small tithes from the chaplain's animals are withdrawn and kept by the chaplain.
The chaplain, not content with the tithes of a carucate that was Tublard's, tried to take those from various lands, namely Chamberlainland, Russelland, Paresland, Duckettland, contrary to the said agreement.
The chaplain detained the candles offered in Hylton chapel at Candlemas by the baron's servants.
The tithes of salmon caught in the fishery called Hukeyare are withdrawn.
The tithes of the agistment of the field called Risum are detained.
The tithes of 4 bovates that were Tublard's granted to the master by the said agreement are withdrawn.
The chaplain detains tithes called "litilteynd" recovered in a contested case.
The master further seeks a plot of land granted from the baron of Hylton's demesne by Robert Hylton for keeping his tithes of corn and hay at the western exit of the vill of Hylton on the north, 6 perches long and 4 perches wide.
78v-79r
1.5.Spec.14.
79r
1.5.Spec.21.
79r-v
1.5.Spec.26.
79v
1.5.Spec.27.
79v
1.5.Spec.28.
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1.5.Spec.29., omitting "frater Johannis Lomley".
80r
1.5.Spec.30., omitting heading.
80r
1.5.Spec.31.
80r-v
1.5.Spec.32.
80v
1.5.Spec.33.
80v
1.5.Spec.34.
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1.5.Spec.35.
81r
1.5.Spec.36.
81r
1.5.Spec.37.
81v
2.5.Spec.1.
81v
2.5.Spec.2.
81v
2.5.Spec.3.
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2.5.Spec.4.
82r
2.5.Spec.5.
82r-83v
3.5.Spec.3.
83v
3.5.Spec.4.
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3.5.Spec.5.
84v-85r
Compilation on the bounds of Muggleswick and the rights of the prior and convent of Durham there, reciting details given in grants to them by Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham [3.1.Pont.20], by Walter Kirkham bishop of Durham [3.2.Pont.13], by Robert [Stichill] bishop of Durham [4.2.Pont.2], and by Richard Kellawe bishop of Durham [2.2.Pont.9]; noting that by virture of charters by William [of St Calais] and Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishops [of Durham], the prior and convent had all things necessary in the bishop's forest, but that this liberty was restricted by the Convenit, quoted [1.4.Pont.4. clause 18]; reciting details in the grant by Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop [of Durham] to Alan of Chilton of Healeyfield [4.1.Pont.13] and the confirmation of it by Henry II king of England [2.1.Reg.15].
f.85r-200r
Documents re Durham and Northumberland property etc most 6-10.Spec

85r-v
1.6.Spec.6.
85v-86v
1.2.Reg.9.
86v
1.6.Spec.15.
86v-87r
1.6.Spec.16.
Printed: Richard d'Aungerville of Bury. Fragments of His Register and Other Documents, ed G.W. Kitchin (Surtees Society 119, 1910) p.103.
87r
1.2.Pont.3*.
87r
1.6.Spec.20.
87r-v
1.6.Spec.21.
87v
4.1.Pont.3.
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1.6.Spec.23.
88r
1.2.Pont.10.
88r
1.6.Spec.35.
88r-v
1.6.Spec.36.
88v
1.6.Spec.37.
88v
1.6.Spec.38.
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1.6.Spec.40.
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1.6.Spec.41.
90v
Note that 1.6.Spec.42 is word for word as [1.6.Spec.40].
90v
1.6.Spec.43.
90v
1.6.Spec.44.
90v
1.6.Spec.46.
91r
1.6.Spec.39*.
91r-92r
3.3.Pont.4.
92r
2.6.Spec.24.
92r
(Entered above 2.6.Spec.54)
92r-v
2.6.Spec.44.
92v
2.6.Spec.45.
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2.6.Spec.46.
93r-v
2.6.Spec.53.
93v
2.6.Spec.50.
93v
2.6.Spec.81.
93v-94r
2.6.Spec.54.
[2.6.Spec.51 or 2.6.Spec.57] 94r-96v
Evidences for the severality of the prior and convent of Durham on Bearpark moor against the tenants of the Old Borough [Durham], citing the account of the removal of St Cuthbert from Chester-le-Street to Durham by Bishop Aldhun in 995 and the assistance given by Earl Uthred [cf. Symeon, Historia Dunelmensis Ecclesiae III,1-2], before which there was no Old Borough;
noting the absence of the site of the Old Borough in the charter by William [of St Calais] bishop of Durham dated 1082 [1.1.Pont.2];
quoting from his confirmation dated 1093 [1.1.Pont.1a] with respect to the land on the west side of Durham across the Wear, which the prior and convent made into a garden, now called the Cellarer orchard and the Almoner orchard, mentioned in the bulls by Eugenius [III] pope dated 1145 [1146], quoted [PU II no. 51], Adrian [IV] pope dated 1156 [1157. PU II no. 94], and Alexander [III] pope dated 1162 [PU II no. 107], and in the charter by King Henry II, quoted [3.1.Reg.1a], but with no mention made in these of the township of the Old Borough among the vills named;
quoting from the charter by King Richard I dated 1195 [1196. As in 2.3.Reg.3] with respect to the land and wood on the west side of Durham across the Wear as far as the Browney and the vill with garden on that side of the Wear, repeated in subsequent royal confirmations, and in bulls by Celestine [III] pope dated 1196 [PU II no. 278] and by Innocent III pope dated 1200 [1201], quoted [as Cart.Vet. ff.31r-33v];
asserting that before 1195 the prior and convent set up on land beside the Browney a grange called Bearpark for ploughs and vehicles with a vaccary and sheepfold and, having no land beyond the Browney, assigned the whole adjoining moor for the grange's pasture, so that it was called Bearpark Moor and also lands subsequently approwed, such as 10 acres now in the bishop's hand, 5 acres in a close beside the bishop's land above his quarry in 1347 and 13 acres in a close north of the road from Durham to Relley found in the prior and convent's ancient rentals under Bearpark Moor;
that the site of the battle of Durham [i.e. Neville's Cross] was on Bearpark Moor, as shewn by a copy in the prior's register of a letter sent to the bishop;
that in the charter by Peter Dring giving it the close on Redhill is between Durham and Bearpark;
asserting that the moor in question is the moor of Bearpark not of the Old Borough;
asserting that before the Convenit [1229, 1.4.Pont.] on the part of the land given by Bishop William [of St Calais] nearer the Wear the prior and convent put up buildings for a praetorium and a gaol and gave to various tenants in burgage parcels of land on the east [of the road ?] from the south from the Almoner's orchard northwards to the Millburn without any part of the said moor or pasture;
that subsequently the prior and convent approwed and enclosed from the land nearer the burgages various parcels for their own use, such as Almoner's orchard, Holcroft and Codesley with wood, and granted in fee to various tenants for cultivation other parcels, such as Bellasis and Codesley south and north of Chiltonpool with land below and on Redhough, the land on Redhough passing by escheat to the bishop, with the tenants permitted by special grace sufficient common pasture on the said moor, namely all the moor east of the highway to the Millburn towards the north, which the tenants separated from the prior and convent's moor of Bearpark and enclosed by an ancient dike running along beside that highway, and also the whole waste from the said close towards the south to the bounds of the common of Elvet, and with the prior and convent still free to approwe the said moor and waste;
that they first approwed 10 acres, now in the bishop's hand, mentioned in the rental for 1312 "From William Ekkels for land in the moor of Bearpark, but in [13]14 "From William Ekkels for 10 acres of the moor of Bearpark" and likewise for [13]15 and [13]16;
that for [?: de] the said close of 13 acres they approwed before and after {1348 interlin. } the pretended reseisin of Alice Slade and other tenants of the Old Borough, for [?: de] the aforesaid 5 acres and 3 acres {1348 interlin. } north of Codesley called Garbrade, in which John Potter, burgess of the Old Borough, claimed common as belonging to his free tenement, which the prior recovered against him by an assize [see 2.6.Spec.44] before John Mowbray and other justices of the bishop on Monday after Matthew 15 Thomas [Hatfield: 27 September 1359] "1360" [!], which he would not have done if the pretended reseisin, and the record made of it, had been true, but many of the pretended makers of the record were burgesses of the Old Borough and others their relatives, nor would three justices and the chancellor have been on the moor in person to see the pretended reseisin since delivery would have been made in the chancery;
that, although the date when the grange with vaccary and sheepfold was set up at Bearpark is uncertain, in the valuation in an ancient register of the prior for the Holy Land subsidy imposed in 1187 Bearpark is entered with half a carucate and 12 acres at 3s., a carucate being valued at 6s. [as SS 198 p. 20, dateable c.1230 ?, from B.L. MS Stowe 930], and in the Durham martyrology, containing many memoranda, and an ancient register of the almoner's office is recorded the exchange of the almoner's vaccary of Bearpark for Moorhouses in the time of Prior Bertram, who died c.1199 [!], quoted [Almoner's Small Cartulary p. 77, also Reg.I.i ff.68-69], with Bearpark mentioned in the grant by Robert [Stichill] bishop of Durham to the prior and convent of wood beyond the Browney [4.2.Pont.2], and the prior and convent's vaccary beside Milneside in the grant by Nicholas [Farnham] bishop [of Durham] of Halywelside and Milneside [cf. 2.1.Pont.12 and 13], showing that they had Bearpark many years before any land beyond the Browney;
that it was called the Old Borough to differentiate it from the borough set up in Elvet in the time of Bishop Hugh [of Le Puiset] and known as the new borough, both being of the prior's fee, just as Elvet Bridge built by Bishop Hugh according to the Gesta episcoporum [SS 9 p. 12] is called the new bridge, with the earlier bridge called the old bridge;
that Antony [Bek] bishop [of Durham] and various tenants in Durham disseised the prior of the said moor where the tenants of approwed land in the Old Borough had pasture, which the prior recovered before the king's justices, and then obtained quit-claims from the said tenants of the arable land, e.g. one by Peter del Crook [2.6.Spec.32], quoted in full and showing that the moor recovered was the whole moor of the Old Borough called Bearpark Moor, separated from the other part of the moor by the old dike, so that the claim by Alice Slade should extend to that part and not beyond; that it was burgesses of Durham and Framwelgate with arable lands, some of whom were named in the plea against [Bishop] Antony and some in the quit-claims, who claimed the recovered parcel of moor, and not burgesses holding burgages without arable land, and so only burgesses of the Old Borough with arable land could claim common pasture, in line with the law of the realm;
two quit-claims [2.6.Spec.33 and 2.6.Spec.36], both quoted in full;
assize (in 1305 marg. ) to determine whether Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham, William of St Botolph, Roger of Esh, James Spicer, Gilbert Goldsmith, Peter of Bolton, William son of Ranulf, Richard of Chilton, Walter of Brafferton, Thomas once servant of Emma of Kelloe, John son of John Bille, Margaret widow of John Howden and Julian widow of Robert of Pockerley disseised Richard [de Hoton] of his free tenement in the Old Borough Durham, namely four score acres of moor and pasture; James Spicer, Peter of Bolton, Richard of Chilton and Walter of Brafferton appeared, with Peter answering for the others as their bailiff, and claimed that the tenements were in Chester[-le-Street], Framwelgate and Durham, not in the Old Borough as in the writ; if in the Old Borough, John son of John Bille, as tenant of 6 acres of it, stated that his father died with the 6 acres in his demesne in fee, and that he then inherited them; for the bishop and those holding the rest of the moor the bailiff stated that the bishop found his church seised of the tenements without disseising the prior; James [Spicer], Richard of Chilton, Walter of Brafferton and Peter of Bolton denied any injury or disseisin; the jurors stated that the tenements were in the Old Borough, that John son of John Bille did not succeed his father in the said 6 acres, that the bishop did not find his church seised of the tenements but, with all the others, disseised the prior, to damages of £4; the prior therefore recovered his seisin, with damages of £4;
note that those named in the said case were free tenants in the Borough of Durham and Framwelgate and in the Old Borough with various parcels of arable in the field beside the moor that was recovered;
assize before N[icholas] Gategang and others as exemplified in 3.3.Pont.4;
assize, opening only, with reference to f.[92r-v] above, i.e. 2.6.Spec.44.
[Probably a copy of the compilation listed among those by Prior John Wessington, 1416-46, SS 9 p. cclxix.]
96v-98r
2.6.Spec.58.
98r
2.6.Spec.59., opening only, with reference to complete text on ff.[91r-92r] above, i.e. 3.3.Pont.4.
[2.6.Spec.60] (part) 98r-v
Bounds of the vaccary of Milneside wood, to be noted for the bounds of Bearpark Moor otherwise called the Old Borough Moor.
On the paper roll:
Quotation from 2.1.Pont.12;
quotation from 2.1.Pont.13;
quotation from 2.2.Pont.11;
memorandum that Sandypeth is within the lonyng of Witton, that Amizcross is a large waste beside the south corner of Bearpark park, and that a sike running down from Henwell into the Millburn between a meadow called Millburnhead on the west and a close called Gibbetknoll divides the Old Borough from the Bishop's Borough;
declaration by Antony [Bek] bishop [of Durham] of the bounds of the Old Borough, as Reg.I.ii f.29r (SS 58 p. 192n);
memorandum that Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham conveyed by charter (SS 162 pp. 24-25) to John Bille of Durham 14 acres beside St Leonard's hospital and 6 acres in Millburnhead [inter alia], confirmed [Misc.Ch. 2353, Reg.I.ii. ff.30v-31r] in 1293 by the prior and chapter, except for the 6 acres as being theirs, which they recovered by assize against Bishop Antony and John Bille in 1305.
On the other roll:
Quotation from 1.1.Pont.1a with respect to the land on the west side of Durham across the Wear as far as the Browney, where the prior and convent set up a borough, called the Old Borough, whose bounds where declared by Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham, as Reg.I.ii f.29r (SS 58 p. 192n);
quotation from 2.1.Pont.12;
quotation from 4.2.Pont.1;
memorandum that the field of Crukton is on the west side of the almoner's vaccary beside the Browney as is shown by the charter by Gilbert de Laley granting to the prior and c[onvent] 2 bovates of his demesne in the field of Crukton containing 26 acres [cf. 2.6.Spec.61, a grant to Robert de Musters];
quotation from 4.2.Pont.2;
quotations from 2.6.Spec.62;
quotations from 2.6.Spec.39.
[2.6.Spec.65] 99r   [ca. 1484]
Notarial instrument recording that on 30 October 1484 in the prior of Durham's chamber, before John [Auckland] prior of Durham, John Dod and John Shepherdson, proctors of the community of the vill of Witton [Gilbert], bringing with them Mr John Rudd, commissary of the bishop of Durham and sequestrator general, and Mr John Pickering, official of the archdeacon, to negotiate for an amicable settlement of the dispute over the construction and repair of the chapel of Witton between the prior and convent of Durham and the inhabitants of Witton, acknowledged the chapel of Witton to be a dependent chapel of the parish-church of St Oswald's Durham, with the inhabitants of Witton responsible for its construction and repair, but, there being doubt over the powers of the proctors, the prior summoned the inhabitants of Witton to the chapel of Witton on 9 November to clarify those powers; on that day the inhabitants confirmed what their proctors' actions, but protested their poverty and sought the prior's alms for the repair of the chapel, which the prior promised, provided that this should not damage the monastery in the future.
Present: Richard Temple chaplain, and William [omission] gentleman.
Notary: John Batmanson, clerk of the Durham diocese.
99r
2.6.Spec.82.
[2.6.Spec.67] 99v
Statement of complaint on the part of the prior of Durham in a case over detention of tithes of coal in the chapelry of Witton [Gilbert].
[Notarial instrument recording that] before the official of the bishop of Durham or any commissary, the prior and convent of Durham's proctor against Robert Alanson of Durham and John Nattrass parishioner of Witton claimed that since the foundation and endowment of Witton chapel all tithes, and especially tithes of coal, within the chapel's bounds belonged to the chapel and the prior and convent and that the prior and convent, as rectors of the chapel, had them peacefully from time out of mind, but that since last Pentecost Robert and John had taken all the tithes of coal within the chapelry; and sought sentence against them and damages of 40s.
99v
2.6.Spec.74.
99v-100r
2.6.Spec.76.
[2.6.Spec.77] 100r-103v
Compilation for the right to receive the tenth scoop of coal of the field of Broom against Richard Cowherd or others.
For the right of the prior and chapter of Durham to seek the tithes of coal of Richard Cowherd at Broomhall there is not only common right but also the custom of the area and various sentences and their peaceful possession of tithes of coal from Broomhall, Broom and Aldingrange from the pits of John Fossor senior, Nicholas Coke, Thomas Hexham and Roger Cowherd down to 14[ blank ], when William Barry hostiller [taking office in 1406], considering that Richard Cowherd provided 13 score chalders of coal a year for the monastery for only 20s., remitted the tithe, without the prior and convent's knowledge, to a value of 20s. a year;
in 1410, [14]11 and [14]12 coal for the monastery came partly from the prior's own pit on land once belonging to John Cawood at Broom and partly by purchase from Richard Cowherd, William March and John Fossor, as shewn in the accounts of John Mores as bursar; in 1413, [14]14 and [14]15 partly from Richard Cowherd and partly from the prior of Finchale's pit, but in [14]16 partly by purchase from Richard Cowherd and partly from William Barry, William Millot and William March, lessees from Ralph Eure steward [of the bishop of Durham] of land of the bishop's waste for digging a pit between Broom, Relley and Baxterfordwood, as shewn in the accounts of William Drax as bursar; in [14]17 and [14]18 by purchase partly from the prior of Finchale, partly from William March, partly from W[illiam] Barry and partly from Richard Cowherd, as shown in the accounts of Henry Helay as bursar, and in [14]18 Richard Cowherd paid the hostiller 6s. 8d. for tithes of coal and no more since he delivered little coal that year because the pits of the bishop [of Durham], the prior of Durham and the prior of Finchale delivered to Durham and the area;
with the pit on the bishop's land ceasing the prior produced coal from his own land for the monastery and then Richard Cowherd, considering the prior's pit to be much nearer Durham and the coal more readily sold than his own, offered 13 score chalders of coal a year to the monastery for seven years with payment to him of 20s. a year; after the seven years the prior produced coal on his own until Richard entered the same arrangement for a further seven years, with the prior undertaking not to sell coal within a mile of Durham and William Barry the hostiller allowing Richard, unknown to the prior and convent, to pay no tithes of coal, which were worth 6 or 7 marks a year, as in the time of Roger Cowherd and John Fossor, or other tithes apart from corn and hay, which were worth with the tithes of coal 10 marks a year;
Henry Helay hostiller treated Richard for seven years as William Barry had done, and for the last five years Richard paid only 1 mark for tithes of coal and nothing for other tithes except corn and hay;
the prior conceded to Richard by indenture a parcel of Altonfield previously in the bursar's hands worth 26s. 8d. a year, a close called Almonerclose worth 26s. 8d. a year, a close by Stotgate to the east once held by John Dale for 20s. a year, and the herbage of Bearpark Moor worth at least 100s. a year, in return for 50 stone of cheese a year worth 6d. a stone, but in fact not worth 3d., and 10 stone of butter worth 12d. a stone, which in many years was not all received, worth in all 35s., with the closes, herbage and the 20s. allowed to Richard for producing coal totalling £9 13s. 4d., or deducting the 35s., £7 18s. 4d., apart from the unpaid tithes worth at least £6 a year, making a grand total to Richard for delivering coal to the prior of £13 18s. 4d. a year; when he began to produce coal for the prior Richard had be agreement a coal-pit on the prior's land from which he supplied Durham and the area for a long time;
Richard took without the prior's authorization or knowledge many things needed for his pits, and the prior allowed him to have in Bearpark park many animals, namely oxen, cows, horses, pigs, sometimes sheep and goats, causing grave damage, when by virtue of the grant of custody of that park he should have no animals; Richard took in many years without the knowledge of the prior or his officers the great part of the bark and branches of the trees [in the park ?] and gave it away or sold it; Richard's servants frequently broke the stone walls of Bearpark park, the dikes of closes and hedges of meadows and pastures in the park and brought in Richard's animals, particularly pigs, every year, to the prior and convent's grave damage; for want of Richard's custody foresters cut down trees in the park and took them away, to the prior and convent's grave damage;
the coal that the prior received from Richard Cowherd did not compensate for the damage;
for the right to seek the tithes of coal there are authorities and canonical decrees: the homilies of Gregory [the Great], cited [in Gratian's Decretum ] at Dist. V, Augustine at XVI quaest. i, Malachi at XVI quaest. i, Jerome, Extravagantes III {also in addition, f.100v lower margin}, [William de Pagula's] Summa summarum, Ray[mond of Penafort], John [of Freiburg]'s Summa confessorum ;
for the accepted custom in the bishopric of Durham of paying tithes of coal there are first the ordinance of the vicarage of Merrington (as in 2.6.Spec.78a f.2); second the decree of the official of Durham found in the missal of the high altar of Brancepeth church (as in 2.6.Spec.78a f.2); third the sentence by the bishop of Durham's official [4.6.Elemos.11]; fourth a charter by Peter of Tursdale over payment of tithes of coal to Kelloe church: Acknowledgement, by Peter of Tursdale, of the right of the rector and brothers of Sherburn hospital to tithes from a coalmine in their parish of Kelloe, following their request against him before the official of the archdeacon of Durham, with agreement that during his lifetime he should pay them half a mark a year whenever he leases out the mine, and after his death his heirs the full tithe, to which he has given his pledge.
Witnesses: Richard of Farnham, prior, and the brothers; Robert de Fonte, Ralph of Durham, William Bole, chaplains; John of Laxton, Adam Russell, Ralph of Kepier, Stephen, Walter of Winchester, clerks, and others.
Sealing clause. and also the suit contested before the official of Durham in the consistory on 8 Id. March 1344 [1345] between Richard of Shutford vicar of Kelloe, plaintiff, and Thomas of Kelloe, living in Tursdale, defendant, in which the plaintiff's statement (quoted) claimed that the tithe of coal from the whole parish of Kelloe belonged to the vicar as of old, but that from Easter 1344 Thomas had refused to pay tithes of coal from Tursdale, estimated at 2 marks; on Non. April before the official's commissary, John of Durham, the defendant accepted the statement; on 7 Id. April the official gave sentence (recited) for the vicar, issued on 5 Id. April 1345;
for the prior and convent's possession of the tithes of coal from Broomhall there are the accounts of various hostillers, with extracts quoted (ff. 102r-103r), cf. 2.6.Spec.78a and 78b;
memorandum of the measurement made by John [Wessington] prior of Durham between Christmas 1436 and Candlemas [2 February 1437] of his fields at Aldingrange with a rope of 7 ells, covering the upper field below the field of Broom and running from Baxterfordwood to the west side of the Wymer, the lower field beside Baxterfordwood and adjoining the bank of the Browney, the field beside Aldingrange, the knoll near Aldingrange manor adjoining the bank of the Browney, the selions where the aqueduct and new [coal]pits of the prior are, the prior's land in the upper part between Richard Cowherd's close on the west and his land on the east and abutting on the south John Fossor's land, the selions where the aqueduct and pits made by Roger Cowherd are (details left blank), the selions west of the the pits made by Roger Cowherd, and the selions claimed by Richard Cowherd west from the Wymer to the prior's land as belonging to his place of Broomhall.
[Probably a copy of the compilation listed among those by Prior John Wessington, 1416-46, SS 9 p. cclxx.]
103v-104r
Cf. 2.6.Spec.78c-e.
104r-v
2.6.Spec.78f.
104v
2.6.Spec.75.
104v-105r
3.3.Pont.5.
105r
2.4.Spec.24.
105r-v
3.6.Spec.2.
105v
3.6.Spec.3.
[3.6.Spec.5] 106r
Grant, by Richard [Kellawe] bishop of Durham, as confirmed in 3.6.Spec.6.
106r
3.6.Spec.6.
106r-v
[Copies of or file comprising]:
   One month from Easter 12 Henry III [1228]
Final concord, in the king's court, before Hugh de Bolbec, Jordan Heyrun, Stephen de Lucy and William of York, itinerant justices, between Reginald of Redheugh and his wife Petronilla, and John of Kibblesworth, over four score acres of land in Cocken, which John, after an assize of morte d'ancestor, recognized as belonging to Reginald and Petronilla, who then granted it to John to be held of them for ½lb pepper a year. 1227.
Dated: Durham.
For an older copy, see 2.1.Finc.31, less legible and dealing with 40, not 80, acres.
   Morrow of Trinity 2 Nicholas [Farnham: 16 June 1242]
Final concord, in the [bishop] of Durham's court, before Robert son of Meldred, Richard Duckett, Geoffrey of Lewknor, John of Romsey, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey and Walter of Merton, justices of the bishop, between the prior of Finchale, and Reginald of Cocken and his wife Petronilla, over 3½ bovates of land and 6 acres of wood in Cocken, which Reginald and Petronilla quit-claimed to the prior and monks of Finchale, in return for ½ mark every Christmas and 7 razes of wheat every Nativity of John the Baptist [24 June]. 1242.
Dated: Durham.
[3.6.Spec.20]   Octave of James 7 Walter Kirkham [1 August 1256]
Final concord, in the [bishop] of Durham's court, before Alan of Wassand, Bernard [?] son of Geoffrey, William of Middleton and Alan of Kirkham, itinerant justices of the bishop, between Robert prior of Finchale, and Reginald Pinchard ("Pinsar") and his wife Petronilla, over 20 acres of land and 4 acres of wood in Cocken, over which a plea for warranting a charter having been summoned, that Reginald and Petronilla should acknowledge the land and wood as having been granted in free alms by them to the prior and his church, they acquitted the warranty and upheld for the prior and his church the land and wood as being in free alms, and in return the prior received them into all benefits and prayers of his church. 1255.
Dated: Durham.
106v-107r
3.6.Spec.20*.
107r
3.6.Spec.21.
107r-v
3.6.Spec.22.
107v-108r
3.6.Spec.24.
108r
3.6.Spec.23.
108r
3.6.Spec.10.
108v
3.6.Spec.11.
108v
3.6.Spec.14.
108v
3.6.Spec.33.
108v-109r
3.6.Spec.34.
109r-v
4.2.Pont.4.
109v
3.6.Spec.38.
109v-110r
3.6.Spec.39.
[3.6.Spec.41] 110r   18 November 1439
Citation, by Richard Arnall, subdean of York and vicar-general of John [Kempe] archbishop of York and papal legate, to William Barry prior of Finchale, to appear in the archbishop's chancery on Wednesday after Andrew next [2 December], to show why he he should not be removed from occupation of the parish-church of Giggleswick and receipt of its fruits.
Dated: York
[3.6.Spec.42] 110r-v   No date [1374 x 1388: Neville archbishop]
Statement of the proctor of the prior of Finchale for Giggleswick church, [kept] with another statement on paper and a letter to the prior of Durham
[Notarial instrument recording that] before Alexander [Neville] archbishop of York and papal legate or his commissary Thomas of Hexham, proctor of the prior and monks of Finchale, appropriators of the church of Giggleswick, claimed that they had held that church and received its revenues, except for the vicar's portion as more fully set out in his ordinance, from time out of mind, as accepted and confirmed by archbishops of York.
110v-111r
3.6.Spec.43.
111r
1.7.Spec.26.
111r
As.
[1.7.Spec.34] 111r
Cart.IV f.13r-v.
111v
1.7.Spec.35.
111v
Cross-references for 1.7.Spec.37-44 to folios 9-11 [i.e. 13v-15v] above.
[1.7.Spec.48] 111v-112r   Friday before Matthew 3 Henry V [16 September 1415]
Pleas before Ralph Eure and his fellows as justices of the bishop [of Durham]
Assize to examine whether William of Billingham disseised John of Binchester chaplain, keeper of the chapel of St Bartholomew by Durham, of his free tenement in the Crook beside Durham of 10 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow and 2 acres of pasture. John de Aslakby, answering for William as his bailiff, said nothing to stay the assize and the jurors stated that John was seised of the property in the right of his chapel, like his predecessors from time out of mind, in severality, until William put his animals on to it, wrongly claiming common there, and causing damages of 6s. 8d., that the disseisin was not done by force, and that William Graystanes chaplain, keeper of the chapel, was seised of the property in the time of King Richard [II]; John recovered his seisin against William, and damages of 6s. 8d.
Jurors: John Botterell, John Dolfanby, John of Ravensworth, John del Park, John Esh, John Tosson, Robert of Netherton, William Millott, John Halling, John Boutflower, Thomas Boutflower, John Roughead
Dated: Durham
112r
2.7.Spec.5.
112r-v
2.7.Spec.25.
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[Copies of:]
William Chancellor, chancellor of the bishop [of Durham], handed to the bishop's justices on Tuesday before Thomas ap. 19 Thomas [Langley: 19 December 1424] a record: Pleas before the bishop. An inquest on 30 August 13 [Langley: 1418] before Ralph Eure knight and John Newton clerk, commissioned by the bishop, and returned into the bishop's chancery, having found that John of Hemingbrough recently prior of Durham acquired in 9 [Langley: 1414-1415] a messuage and 2 bovates of land in East Rainton from Donald Hesilrig worth 30s. a year without the bishop's licence, John Binchester chaplain stated that Donald, son and heir of Robert de Hesilrig and his wife Christiana, was seised in fee of the property and granted it to John, subsequently quit-claiming it, and that he was removed from it following the inquest, and asked for the bishop's hands to be removed from it; John Aslakby, for the bishop, stated that the prior had acquired the property, and asked for an enquiry; likewise John Binchester; and Tuesday before Thomas ap. next [mid December] was set, with the sheriff ordered to summon 24 jurors from East Rainton.
The case continued to Thursday in Easter week, when the jurors declared that Donald granted the property to John Binchester, without the prior acquiring it, and he was therefore restored, with the revenues since his removal.
Dated: Durham chancery Thursday in Easter week 18 [Langley: 27 April 1424]Writ, by Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham to the sheriff of Durham, to produce at pleas of the crown at Durham on Tuesday before Thomas ap. next [19 December] 24 men from East Rainton with at least 8s. of land or rents to declare if John of Hemingbrough recently prior of Durham acquired one messuage [and] 2 bovates of land in East Rainton from Donald Hesilrig without the bishop's licence.
Per manus: William Chancellor, the bishop's chancellor 20 September 19 Thomas [Langley: 1424]Writ, by Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham, to the sheriff of Durham, to produce before his justices at Durham on Thursday in Easter week John Hadham and others to declare if John of Hemingbrough recently prior of Durham acquired one messuage and 2 bovates of land in East Rainton from Donald Hesilrig without the bishop's licence.
Witness: James Strangeways
Dated: Durham 19 December 19 Thomas [Langley: 1424]Writ, by Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham, to Robert Eure his eschaetor in County Durham, following the taking into the bishop's hands of one messuage and 2 bovates of land in East Rainton as a result of an inquest on 30 August 13 [Langley: 1418] before Ralph Eure knight and John Newton clerk, commissioned by the bishop, and returned into the bishop's chancery, finding that John of Hemingbrough recently prior of Durham acquired the property, worth 30s. a year, from Donald Hesilrig without the bishop's licence, the claim by John Binchester chaplain to the property, upheld by an inquest as having been granted to him by Donald Hesilrig, son and heir of Robert Hesilrig and Christiana his wife, and subsequently quit-claimed to John by Donald, without the prior acquiring it, and the judgement that the bishop's hand should be removed from the property and that it should be handed over to John, with the revenues from the intervening period, ordering him to implement the judgement.
Witness: James Strangeways
Dated: Durham 23 March 22 Thomas [Langley: 1428][2.7.Spec.26]
113v
2.7.Spec.28.
113v
2.7.Spec.29.
114r
2.7.Spec.30.
114r
2.7.Spec.32.
114r-v
2.7.Spec.33.
114v
2.7.Spec.34.
114v
2.7.Spec.35.
114v-115r
2.7.Spec.36.
115r
2.7.Spec.37.
115r
2.7.Spec.39.
115r
Note that 2.7.Spec.40 is not copied, being illegible.
115r-v
2.7.Spec.41.
115v
2.7.Spec.42., jumping from line 4 to line 5.
115v
2.7.Spec.43.
115v-116r
2.7.Spec.44.
116r
2.7.Spec.45., with 4th witness corrupted.
[2.7.Spec.46] 116r-v
Grant for a sum, by John Buskes of East Rainton, to Agnes daughter of Nicholas Scayfe of Moorsley, of half an acre in East Rainton at Stotfoldike, between the land of Henry de Firmaria to the south and the land of John Brewster to the north.
Witnesses: Jordan de Dalden, knight; John de Yeland; Thomas of Hadham; Roger lord of Burdon; Stephen his son; John of Seaton; John son of John of Pittington; Robert of Coldingham; and many others.
116v
2.7.Spec.47., with 7th witness corrupted.
[2.7.Spec.48] 116v   Saturday <Barnabas> [11 June] 1317
Quit-claim, by Ascilia daughter to John Buskes of East Rainton, to Thomas her brother, of a third part of a messuage with adjacent garden in East Rainton, granted to her by John Buskes <her father>.
Dated: Durham
116v-117r
2.7.Spec.49.
117r
2.7.Spec.50.
117r-v
2.7.Spec.51.
117v
3.7.Spec.7.
117v
1.8.Spec.19.
117v-118v
1.8.Spec.19*.
118v
1.8.Spec.20., omitting "et Culuerflate".
118v
1.8.Spec.21.
118v-119r
1.8.Spec.24.
119r
Note referring for 1.8.Spec.25 to 1.8.Spec.24.
[1.8.Spec.[26]] 119v   Saturday before Margaret v. [15 July] 1329
Appointment, by William of Walworth and Oliva his wife, of William of Hilton, as their attorney, to receive seisin of one toft, 7 acres 1 rood of land and ½ acre of meadow in "West Morton" in accordance with the charter by Roger de Willerby [recte of Killerby] to them.
Dated: Darlington
119v
1.8.Spec.27.
119v
1.8.Spec.28.
119v-120r
1.8.Spec.35.
120r-v
1.8.Spec.36.
120v
1.8.Spec.37.
120v-121r
1.8.Spec.42., omitting "Cecilia".
121r
2.11.Spec.9*.
121r-v
1.8.Spec.29*.
121v
1.8.Spec.30.
121v
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121v-122r
2.8.Spec.4.
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122v
2.8.Spec.8.
122v
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123v
2.8.Spec.12.
123v
2.8.Spec.13.
123v-124r
2.8.Spec.14., omitting regnal dating.
124r
2.8.Spec.15.
124r-125r
2.8.Spec.16 (now defective).
125r
2.8.Spec.17a. opening only, with reference to duplicate [2.8.Spec.16] next above.
125r
2.8.Spec.17b or 17c in part.
125r
2.8.Spec.17d in part.
125r-126v
2.8.Spec.18.
126v
2.8.Spec.19.
126v
2.8.Spec.22a.
127r
2.8.Spec.25.
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2.8.Spec.26.
127r-v
2.8.Spec.27.
127v
2.8.Spec.28.
127v
2.8.Spec.29.
127v-128r
2.8.Spec.30.
128r
2.8.Spec.31., omitting "de Kyrkby".
128r
2.8.Spec.32. opening only, with reference to duplicate [2.8.Spec.27].
128r
2.8.Spec.33.
128r
2.8.Spec.34. opening only, with reference to duplicate [2.8.Spec.31].
128r-v
2.8.Spec.35.
128v
2.8.Spec.36.
128v-129r
2.8.Spec.37.
129r
Note that preceding charter [2.8.Spec.37] is word for word as 2.8.Spec.38.
129r
2.8.Spec.39. in part only, "propter litere obscuritatem".
129r
2.8.Spec.43.
129r-v
2.8.Spec.48.
129v-130r
2.8.Spec.49 in part.
130r
2.8.Spec.50 in part.
130r-v
2.8.Spec.51a.
130v
2.8.Spec.51b.
130v-131r
3.8.Spec.17.
131r-v
3.8.Spec.21.
131v-132r
3.8.Spec.23.
132r
3.8.Spec.24.
132r-v
3.8.Spec.26.
132v-133v
3.8.Spec.28.
133v
3.8.Spec.27.
133v
3.8.Spec.29.
133v-134v
3.8.Spec.30.
134v
3.8.Spec.31.
134v
4.8.Spec.6.
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4.8.Spec.9.
135r-v
4.8.Spec.19.
135v
4.8.Spec.14.
135v-136v
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137r-v
4.8.Spec.23.
137v
4.8.Spec.24.
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4.8.Spec.25.
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4.8.Spec.35.
138v
4.8.Spec.26.
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4.8.Spec.27.
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4.8.Spec.28.
139r-v
4.8.Spec.29.
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4.8.Spec.30.
139v-140r
4.8.Spec.31.
140r
4.8.Spec.32.
140r-v
4.8.Spec.33.
140v-141r
4.8.Spec.34.
141r-v
4.8.Spec.47.
141v-142r
4.8.Spec.48.
142r
1.9.Spec.40.
142r-143r
1.9.Spec.41.
143r-145r
1.9.Spec.42.
145r-v
1.9.Spec.43.
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1.9.Spec.44.
146r-v
1.9.Spec.45.
146v-147r
2.9.Spec.1(i).
147r-v
2.9.Spec.1(iii).
147v
2.9.Spec.7.
148r
2.9.Spec.8.
148r
2.9.Spec.9.
148r-v
2.9.Spec.10.
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2.9.Spec.12.
149r
2.9.Spec.17.
149v
2.9.Spec.18.
149v
2.9.Spec.19.
149v
2.9.Spec.20.
150r
2.9.Spec.21.
150r
2.9.Spec.22.
150r
2.9.Spec.23, with endorsement intact.
150v
2.9.Spec.24.
150v
2.9.Spec.25.
150v-151r
2.9.Spec.26.
151r
2.9.Spec.27.
151r
2.9.Spec.28.
151v
2.9.Spec.29.
151v
2.9.Spec.30.
151v-152r
2.9.Spec.31.
152r
2.9.Spec.32.
[2.9.Spec.[33]] 152r-v
List of works and services owed at the manors of Billingham and Belasis by Thomas Billingham, for holdings once belonging to Robert Riklot, Geoffrey son of Roger and Osbert Marshall and a holding called Elveredland, and of rents owed by him to the prior of Durham, for holdings once belonging to Robert Riklot, Geoffrey son of Roger and Osbert Marshall, for a toft once belonging to Liolf for the lights of Billingham church, for 8 acres once belonging to the said Liolf miller of Billingham, and for the enclosed grass ( herbarium ) at his capital messuage.
152v-154r
2.9.Spec.16.
154v
3.9.Spec.41.
154v
3.9.Spec.42.
155r
3.9.Spec.43.
155r-v
3.9.Spec.60.
155v
3.9.Spec.61.
155v
3.9.Spec.62.
155v-156r
3.9.Spec.63.
156r
3.9.Spec.64.
[3.9.Spec.65] 156r   Saturday before Nativity of John the Baptist [20 June] 1349
Quit-claim, by William del Hay, to John son of William de Shele of Edmundbyers, of a selion on the west side of < Wol> viston, granted to John by <William's> father John.
Witnesses: Thomas of Greatham, Th<omas For>man, John of Belasis, John son of Gilbert, John Ayre, Cuthbert Stere, and many others.
Dated: Wolviston
156r-v
3.9.Spec.66.
156v-157r
3.9.Spec.67.
157r
3.9.Spec.68.
157r-v
3.9.Spec.69., reversing final clause and witnesses.
157v
3.9.Spec.70.
157v-158r
3.9.Spec.71.
158r
3.9.Spec.95.
158v
3.9.Spec.73.
158v
3.9.Spec.74.
159r
3.9.Spec.75.
159r
3.9.Spec.76.
159r-v
3.9.Spec.77.
159v-160r
3.9.Spec.78.
160r
3.9.Spec.79.
160r-v
3.9.Spec.72.
160v
3.9.Spec.80.
160v
3.9.Spec.81.
161r
3.9.Spec.83.
161r-v
3.9.Spec.84., without endorsed note.
161v
3.9.Spec.85.
161v
3.9.Spec.86.
161v-162r
3.9.Spec.87.
162r
3.9.Spec.88.
162r-v
3.9.Spec.89.
162v
3.9.Spec.90.
162v
3.9.Spec.91.
162v-163r
3.9.Spec.92.
163r
3.9.Spec.93.
163r
3.9.Spec.94.
163v
3.9.Spec.95.
163v
3.9.Spec.96.
163v-164r
3.9.Spec.97.
164r
3.9.Spec.98.
164r
3.9.Spec.99.
164r-v
3.9.Spec.100.
[3.9.Spec.[101]] 164v-167r
Detailed list, on a old roll, of landholdings at Wolviston, giving many minor field names and mentioning many tenants.
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4.9.Spec.21.
167v
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4.9.Spec.27.
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4.9.Spec.28.
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4.9.Spec.29a.
169r
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169r-v
4.9.Spec.31.
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4.9.Spec.32.
170r
4.9.Spec.40.
170r
4.9.Spec.41.
170r-v
4.9.Spec.42.
170v
4.9.Spec.43.
170v
4.9.Spec.44.
170v-171r
4.9.Spec.45.
171r
4.9.Spec.46., with altered date "quinquagesimo" only, not "quintodecimo".
171r-v
4.9.Spec.47.
171v
4.9.Spec.48.
171v
4.9.Spec.49.
171v-172r
4.9.Spec.50.
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4.9.Spec.51.
172r-v
4.9.Spec.52.
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172v
4.9.Spec.54.
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4.9.Spec.55.
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173v
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4.9.Spec.59.
174r
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174r-v
4.9.Spec.61.
174v
4.9.Spec.62.
174v-175r
4.9.Spec.63.
175r
4.9.Spec.64., omitting "vicesimo" in date.
175r-v
4.9.Spec.65.
175v
4.9.Spec.74.
175v-176r
4.9.Spec.66.
176r
4.9.Spec.67.
176r-v
4.9.Spec.68.
176v
4.9.Spec.69.
176v-177r
4.9.Spec.70.
177r-v
4.9.Spec.73.
177v-178r
4.9.Spec.71.
[4.9.Spec.72] 178r   1 December 7 Henry VII [1491]
Grant, by William Stere of Norton, son and heir of William Stere recently of Wolviston deceased, to John Nesse chaplain and Roger Morland, of all his lands, tenements, rents, etc. in Wolviston that belonged to his father, with appointment of Robert Raper of Wolviston chaplain and William Stere of Wolviston as his attornies to deliver seisin.
Dated: Wolviston
178r-v
4.9.Spec.33.
178v
4.9.Spec.33*.
178v-179r
4.9.Spec.34.
179r
1.10.Spec.35.
179r-v
1.10.Spec.36.
179v
1.10.Spec.37.
179v
1.10.Spec.38a.
179v-180r
1.10.Spec.39.
180r
1.10.Spec.40.
180r-v
1.10.Spec.41., with only first witness in full.
180v
1.10.Spec.42.
180v
1.10.Spec.43.
180v-181r
1.10.Spec.44.
181r
1.10.Spec.45.
181r-v
1.10.Spec.46.
181v
1.10.Spec.47.
181v-182r
1.10.Spec.48.
182r
1.10.Spec.49.
182r-v
1.10.Spec.50.
182v
1.10.Spec.51.
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1.10.Spec.52.
183r
1.10.Spec.53.
183r-v
1.10.Spec.54.
183v
1.10.Spec.56.
183v-184r
1.10.Spec.55.
184r-v
1.10.Spec.57.
184v
1.10.Spec.58.
185r
1.10.Spec.60., omitting "decimo" in day of the month.
185r
1.10.Spec.61.
185r-v
1.10.Spec.62.
185v
1.10.Spec.63.
185v-186r
1.10.Spec.64.
186r-v
1.10.Spec.28*.
186v
1.10.Spec.4.
186v-187r
2.10.Spec.6.
[2.10.Spec.7] 187r
Evidences for certain pieces of land and meadow belonging to the manor of Henknowl.
Against Hugh of Westwick unjustly occupying Allercrook, containing 2 acres of land and meadow, 1 rood of meadow called the Sykett, Smithaugh, containing 2 acres of meadow, and Polehaugh, containing 3 acres of meadow:
Geoffrey son of John of Henknowl leased his manor of Henknowl to Patrick of Kelloe and his wife Cecilia in 17 Edward [II: 1323-1324], handing over to them an old list of the manor's many parcels of meadow, including Allercrook, Smithaugh and Polehaugh and they leased Polehaugh to John of Weighton, Smithaugh to Thomas of the bakehouse, and Allercrook to Robert Mumming, occupying the said meadow in this way for at least 22 years;
after the death of Patrick and Cecilia William of Metham held the manor in the right of his wife Margaret and in 1350 leased to Roger Tickhill the meadow called Polehaugh in the fields of Henknowl on the west side of the manor of Gaunless and 1 rood of meadow called the Sykett for 4 years;
in 1353 William of Metham leased the said manor to Roger for 9 years and Roger occupied the said four pieces of land and meadow in right of the said manor;
in 35 Edward III [1361-1362] William granted the said manor by fine in the bishop's court to Roger Tickhill and Roger occupied the said pieces;
in 36 Edward III [1362-1363] Roger granted the said manor by fine to William of Westley clerk and he occupied the said pieces in right of the said manor.
187v
2.10.Spec.14.
188r
2.10.Spec.40.
188r
2.10.Spec.11.
188r
2.10.Spec.23.
188r-v
2.10.Spec.24.
188v
2.10.Spec.25.
188v-189r
2.10.Spec.26.
189r
2.10.Spec.27.
189r
2.10.Spec.28.
189r-v
2.10.Spec.29., with "lxxxxix" for "octogesimo nono".
189v
2.10.Spec.30., with "nonagesimo" for "octogesimo".
189v-190r
3.10.Spec.22.
190r
3.10.Spec.23.
190r
3.10.Spec.24.
190r-v
3.10.Spec.40.
190v
3.10.Spec.41.
190v-191r
3.10.Spec.42.
191r-v
3.10.Spec.43.
191v
3.10.Spec.44.
191v-192r
3.10.Spec.45.
192r
3.10.Spec.46.
192r-v
3.10.Spec.47.
192v
3.10.Spec.48.
192v
3.10.Spec.49.
192v-193r
3.10.Spec.50.
193r
3.10.Spec.51.
193r-v
3.10.Spec.52.
193v
3.10.Spec.53.
193v
3.10.Spec.54.
193v-194r
3.10.Spec.55.
194r
3.10.Spec.56.
194r
3.10.Spec.57.
194r-v
3.10.Spec.58.
194v
3.10.Spec.59., omitting "de Didensale".
194v-195r
3.10.Spec.60.
195r
4.10.Spec.1.
195r-v
4.10.Spec.2.
195v
4.10.Spec.3.
195v-196r
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196r
2.9.Spec.6.
196r-v
4.10.Spec.6.
196v
4.10.Spec.7.
[4.10.Spec.8] 196v   20 April 1389
Lease for 8 years, by Thomas Heworth of Newstead ( novo loco ) by Jervaulx, to Robert of Bewley son of Walter of Bewley, of the manor of Burdon by Darlington, for 46s. 8d. a year, with Robert undertaking to put up two new buildings at his own expense.
Dated: Jervaulx
196v-197r
4.10.Spec.9.
197r
4.10.Spec.10.
197r-v
4.10.Spec.11.
197v
4.10.Spec.12.
197v
4.10.Spec.13.
198r
4.10.Spec.14a.
198r-v
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198v
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198v
4.10.Spec.17.
198v-199r
4.10.Spec.18.
199r
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199r-v
4.10.Spec.20.
199v
4.10.Spec.21.
199v-200r
4.10.Spec.22.
200r
4.10.Spec.23.
200r
4.10.Spec.24b., opening only, because of damage.
200r
4.10.Spec.25.
f.200v-272v
Documents re Durham and Northumberland property etc most 11-13.Spec

[1.11.Spec.2] 200v
Grant in free alms, by Ranulf of Dinsdale [ al. Surtees], his wife Beatrix and their son and heir Richard, to St Cuthbert and Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, for lights around the body of St Cuthbert, of the church of Dinsdale, with [Ranulf and Richard] offering the gift with their own hands on the altar of St Cuthbert and Beatrix on the altar of Blessed Mary [the Virgin] in the Galilee.
Witnesses as in their almost identical grant of the church of Rounton, 2.1.Ebor.16.
200v-201r
1.11.Spec.20.
201r
1.2.Pont.6.
201r-v
1.11.Spec.43.
[1.11.Spec.44] 201v-205v   28 November 10 Henry [VI: 1431]
Inspeximus, by Henry [VI] king of England, confirming: Ordinances, by Thomas [Langley] bishop of Durham, for the collegiate church of Auckland, reciting and amplifying those by Anthony [Bek] bishop of Durham (calendared SS 162 pp. 35-37), with the assent of John [Wessington] prior and the chapter of Durham.
Witness: Humfrey duke of Gloucester, keeper of England
Dated: Westminster
SS 169 pp. 109-21
205v
4.1.Pont.7.
205v-206v
1.11.Spec.52.
206v
1.11.Spec.53., without heading or full endorsement.
206v-207r
2.11.Spec.2.
207r
2.11.Spec.3.
207r-v
2.11.Spec.4.
207v-210r
2.11.Spec.5a.
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210v-211r
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211r
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211r
2.11.Spec.9.
211r-v
2.11.Spec.14.
211v
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212r
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212r
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2.11.Spec.25.
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2.11.Spec.26.
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2.11.Spec.10.
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2.11.Spec.27.
214v
2.11.Spec.28.
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2.11.Spec.40.
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2.11.Spec.41.
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2.11.Spec.42.
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218v
2.11.Spec.44.
218v-219r
2.11.Spec.45.
219r
2.11.Spec.46.
219r
2.11.Spec.47.
[2.11.Spec.48] 219r-v   Date: vigil of Gregory 1289 [11 March 1290]
Will, by John Burgh chaplain, commending his body for burial in St Cuthbert's cemetery Durham, bequeathing 8s. for lighting around his body, 6s. 8d. to chaplains attending his obsequies, 6d. to the high altar of St Nicholas Durham, 2s. to clerks and widows, 13s. to be distributed to the poor in St Nicholas' parish, 6d. for bells to be tolled throughout Durham, 6d. to the chaplain of St Nicholas Durham, 30s. to Andrew Burgh chaplain for celebrating in St James' chapel for John and for Thomas butcher for half a year, 10s. to John's neighbours exerting themselves around his body on the day of his burial, 3s. 6d. to Emma daughter to William Burgh, 2s. to Alexander of Bedford, 5s. to the boys of William Gray, 12d. to Peter of Kelso chaplain, a tablecloth, a chest, a saddle and rein, and a portifory to Andrew Burgh, a rent of 3s. a year from two tenements, one in Souterpeth and the other in Thomas butcher's yard, to St James' chapel on [Elvet] Bridge for the chaplain of the chapel to celebrate his anniversary each year, and a plot held at farm from the almoner of Durham to Andrew Burgh, and appointing as executors Peter of Kelso and Andrew Burgh chaplains, William son of Thomas and William Gray, with freedom to dispose of any items not bequeathed.
Present: Robert son of Thomas, William of Esh and Alexander of Bedford.
Inventory, on the said day: £4 for 2 burgages sold, items of clothing and domestic utensils; and debts owed to John: 5s. by William rector of Kirkoswald for a book pawned, 5s. 6d. by Alice Buthers for two terms' rent for [12]89, 2s. by John illuminator for hire of buildings, 12d. by William scribe for the same, 4s. by Peter squire of Mr Adam of Driffield for a saddle sold to Lawrence de Bedd, 2s. by Roger fisherman of Morpeth for a loan, 12d. by Eda weaver for rent, £4 12s. 1d. by H[ugh of Darlington] prior of Durham for arrears of the masons working on Shincliffe Bridge, witness Henry of Hornby and Thomas Burgh monk, and 18s. by dom. Peter of Sedgefield for lime and stones bought.
Printed: Camsell p.334.
219v-220v
2.11.Spec.49.
221r
2.11.Spec.50.
221r-222r
2.11.Spec.51.
222r-v
2.11.Spec.52., omitting 5th witness.
222v
1.12.Spec.6.
222v-223r
1.12.Spec.8.
[1.12.Spec.10] 223r
As Cart.I ff.233v-234r.
[1.12.Spec.9] 223r-v
[Copy of record] in the third tourn of the prior of Durham's halmote court, held at Aycliffe, Thursday before Valentine 1385 [8 February 1386]. Entry for John son of William Smith of Nunstainton as found on Halmote Spring 1386 m. 3 dorse.
223v
1.12.Spec.11.
223v-224r
1.12.Spec.20.
224r
2.12.Spec.3.
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224v
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3.12.Spec.8.
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3.12.Spec.11.
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3.12.Spec.13.
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3.12.Spec.12.
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3.12.Spec.14.
226v-227r
4.12.Spec.22.
227v
4.12.Spec.23., omitting second surname "Fyssheburn".
227v-228r
4.12.Spec.22*.
228r
1.13.Spec.5.
228r
1.13.Spec.6.
228r-v
1.13.Spec.7.
228v
1.13.Spec.8., omitting second attorney's surname "Bayard".
228v
Endorsement of 1.13.Spec.9 beside space.
228v-229r
1.13.Spec.10.
229r-v
1.13.Spec.11.
229v
1.13.Spec.12.
229v
1.13.Spec.13.
229v
Endorsement of 1.13.Spec.15, mislettered O2 [now 14], beside space.
230r
1.13.Spec.15. opening only, with reference to [1.13.Spec.10] as word for word [the same].
230r
1.13.Spec.16.
230r
1.13.Spec.17. opening only, with reference to [1.13.Spec.10] as word for word [the same].
230r-v
1.13.Spec.18.
230v
Endorsement of what was 1.13.Spec.21 beside space.
230v
Endorsement of what was 1.13.Spec.23 beside space.
230v
Endorsement of 1.13.Spec.24c or 24d beside space.
[1.1.Spec.33] 231r   2 May 1432
Chirograph grant at fee-farm, by William Fox master or keeper of the Domus Dei of Berwick- upon-Tweed, with the consent of the mayor and community of the town, to Alexander of Dolphenby and his wife Elizabeth, of the whole tenement on the north side of St Mary Gate in Berwick, between a tenement of the Domus Dei on the west and another tenement of the Domus Dei once held by Gilbert Corfe on the east, for 6s. 8d. a year English money to the master and 6d. to the king for Borowmale, with the master entitled to re- enter after 40 days arrears; sealed on the one part with the common seal of the Domus Dei and the seal of the mayorality of Berwick, and on the other the seals of Alexander and Elizabeth.
Witnesses: William of York, mayor of Berwick; Robert de Hoton, alderman of the same; William of Colstoun, Robert of Hilton, Henry of Riddell and Robert of Branxton, bailiffs there; Stephen of Fishwick; John Bullock; W[illiam] of Bowsden; and many others.
Dated: Berwick
231r-v
1.1.Spec.32.
231v
4.2.Spec.37.
232r
2.3.Spec.55.
232r-233r
1.6.Spec.39.
233r-v
1.6.Spec.45.
233v
1.6.Spec.47.
233v-234r
1.6.Spec.48.
234r-v
1.6.Spec.49.
234v
1.6.Spec.50.
234v-235r
1.6.Spec.51.
235r
1.6.Spec.52.
235r-v
1.6.Spec.53.
235v
1.6.Spec.54., with first witness "Joh ann e" for "Rob er to".
236r
Cross-reference for 2.6.Spec.48 to 2.6.Spec.[40] [= 3.3.Pont.4].
[2.6.Spec.49] 236r   22 April 1449.
Lease for one year from Invention of Cross next [3 May], by William [Ebchester] prior of Durham, with the consent of his chapter, to William Steel, John Tynedale, William Chambre, John Knayth, John Henryson, Peter Waynman, John Thomson mason, John Colman, Richard Colman, Robert Fairhair, Thomas Cornforth, Thomas Logee, John Jackson and Robert Chaloner, in the name of all the tenants, burgesses and neighbours in the Old Borough Durham, of the herbage of Bearpark Moor, between Durham and the prior's park of Bearpark, except for the closes of the moor, old and new, for 33s. 4d., reserving for the prior, his men and servants a reasonable way for carriage through the moor and free access with their animals between the park of Bearpark and Durham.
236r-v
1.10.Spec.65.
236v
1.10.Spec.66.
236v-237r
1.10.Spec.67.
237r
1.10.Spec.68.
237r-v
1.10.Spec.69.
237v
1.10.Spec.70.
237v-238r
1.10.Spec.71.
238r
1.10.Spec.72.
238r
1.10.Spec.73.
238r-v
1.10.Spec.74.
238v-239r
1.10.Spec.75.
239r
1.10.Spec.76.
239r
1.10.Spec.77.
239r-v
1.10.Spec.78.
239v
1.10.Spec.79.
239v-240r
1.10.Spec.80.
240r
1.10.Spec.81a.
240r-v
1.10.Spec.82.
240v
1.10.Spec.83.
240v-241r
1.10.Spec.84.
241r
1.10.Spec.85.
241r
1.10.Spec.86.
241r-v
1.10.Spec.87.
241v
1.10.Spec.88.
241v
1.10.Spec.89.
242r
2.10.Spec.36.
242r
2.10.Spec.37., with last word "sexto" for "quarto".
242r-v
2.10.Spec.38.
[2.10.Spec.39] 242v   12 February 1454 [1455]
Appointment, by John Hamsterley of Brancepeth, son of John Hamsterley the brother of John Hamsterley of Fishburn, of Thomas Bernard of Durham, to deliver seisin to John Haggerston and John Wearmouth chaplains of one messuage with garden and dovecote and 8 acres of land and meadow in Fishburn, in accordance with his charter to them.
Dated: Brancepeth
242v
1.5.Spec.38.
242v-243r
1.5.Spec.39.
243r
1.5.Spec.40.
243r-v
1.5.Spec.41.
243v
1.4.Spec.93.
243v-244r
1.4.Spec.94.
244r
1.4.Spec.95.
244r-v
1.4.Spec.96.
244v
1.4.Spec.97.
244v-245r
1.4.Spec.98.
245r-v
1.4.Spec.99.
245v-246r
1.4.Spec.100.
246r-v
1.4.Spec.101.
[1.6.Spec.[9]] 246v   19 January 8 Henry VII [1493]
Language:   English
Memorandum, by Thomas Shirwood, commissioned, on the advice of the soundest knights and gentlemen of the bishopric [of Durham], by Mr Chyney before leaving Durham, for the variance between the prior of Durham and the freeholders of Lanchester and townships in the vicinity, that it was thought that the prior should have three hopes, Horsleyhope, Hisehope and Baldinghope, as his freehold in severality; that the freeholders of Lanchester and other townships should have their common on the east side of those hopes, with any of their beasts escaping into any of the hopes being chased out by the prior's servants; that the prior should not overuse the common on the east side; that the prior should use his common on the north and west side of the said hopes in accordance with his evidences; that those guilty of trespasses against the prior in the said hopes should submit to God and St Cuthbert and the prior to grant them his favour, with confirmation at the assizes; that the note of this remained with Mr Chyney and was agreed to by the prior on the advice of his council; that Mr Chyney sent a priest to Robert Tempest to come over on the 12th day last past to give an answer.
246v-247r
1.6.Spec.69.
247r
1.6.Spec.68., omitting "Walker" from grantor's name.
247r-v
1.4.Spec.108.
247v
1.4.Spec.110., with "Ric ard us" for "Rad ulfu s" Campion.
248r
1.4.Spec.111.
248r-v
1.4.Spec.112., omitting "Johanne quondam Matris mee".
248v
1.4.Spec.114.
249r
1.4.Spec.115.
249r
1.4.Spec.116.
249r-v
1.4.Spec.117.
249v
1.4.Spec.118.
249v
1.4.Spec.119.
249v-250r
1.4.Spec.120.
250r
1.13.Spec.1.
250r
1.13.Spec.2.
250r
1.13.Spec.3.
250r
1.13.Spec.4.
250r-v
1.13.Spec.28.
250v
1.13.Spec.29.
250v-251r
1.13.Spec.30.
251r
1.13.Spec.31.
251r-v
1.13.Spec.32.
251v-252r
1.13.Spec.36.
252r-v
1.13.Spec.37.
252v
{3.12.Spec.20. }
252v
{3.12.Spec.19. }
253r
2.13.Spec.1.
253r
2.13.Spec.2.
253r
2.13.Spec.4.
253r-v
2.13.Spec.5.
253v
2.13.Spec.6.
253v-254r
2.13.Spec.7.
254r
2.13.Spec.8., with grantor's name "Merington" for "Heyington a ".
254r-v
2.13.Spec.9.
254v
2.13.Spec.10. repeating misreading of Merrington for Rainton.
254v
2.13.Spec.11.
254v-255r
2.13.Spec.12.
255r
2.13.Spec.14.
255r
2.13.Spec.15.
255r
2.13.Spec.16.
255v
2.13.Spec.17.
255v-256r
2.13.Spec.19.
256r-v
2.13.Spec.18.
256v
Cross-reference to 2.3.Pont.11.
[2.13.Spec.21] 256v
Quit-claim, by Hugh son of Robert of Merrington, to the prior and convent of Durham, of a toft in Kirk Merrington between the cemetery and a toft belonging to the church.
Witnesses: William Briton, Thomas Dewdun, Alan of Pittington, Walter de Seleby, William of Fulwell, W[illiam] Buche, W[illiam] servant, W[illiam] son of Thurstan, and many others.
257r
2.13.Spec.22.
257r foot
{Memorandum that Antony [Bek] bishop [of Durham] gave in Pont. 17 [1299-1301] to John Mason, master of the works of the bishop's chapel of Auckland, 100 acres of land common to the vills of Coundon and Byers, beyond the Warrenergap east to Wigmercross and along the road to Melderstanecross; and to establish a true boundary Mr William Saundon, bailiff of the manor of Auckland, took a plough and, with Ralph Rede and Thomas Muskler, cut a furrow [from] Wigmercross to Medlerstane to create a severality; but he was unwilling to hold on to that boundary-mark for very long because of the frequent abusive words of the near-by people of Coundon.}
257r-258r
2.13.Spec.23.
258v
2.13.Spec.25.
258v
2.13.Spec.26.
258v-259r
2.13.Spec.27.
259r
2.13.Spec.41.
259r-v
2.13.Spec.42.
259v
2.13.Spec.43.
259v
2.13.Spec.44.
259v-260r
2.13.Spec.45.
260r-v
2.13.Spec.47., omitting "tricesimo" from date.
260v
2.13.Spec.46., omitting "tricesimo" from date.
260v
2.13.Spec.48.
261r
2.13.Spec.49.
261r
2.13.Spec.50.
261r
2.13.Spec.51.
261r
2.13.Spec.52.
261r-v
2.13.Spec.53.
261v
2.13.Spec.54., omitting "et heres".
[2.13.Spec.55] 261v-262r   1 October 1411 12 Henry IV [1410 !]
Lease for 30 years, by John [of Hemingbrough] prior of Durham, to Thomas Rose clerk [vicar of Merrington - Reg.III f.20r], of a piece of land in Kirk Merrington called the Vyverpiece, between the road from Durham through Kirk Merrington to Piercebridge on the west and the Vyvermeadow on the east, with free access from his vicarage, for 10s. a year, starting at Martinmas 1412, with the prior entitled to re-enter after a year's arrears, the land to be enclosed by Thomas within two years, taking thornbushes (the Latin gloss on the English "whikfall") from the prior's demesne of Merringtonedge under the supervision of the terrar and the bursar, with Thomas free to cut trees planted on the dike of the enclosure, and, without damaging the prior's meadow, to divert the stream running through the Vyvermeadow into the Vyverpiece, and with the prior warranting the severality against claims by his tenants of Kirk Merrington to common pasture on it.
262r
2.13.Spec.56.
[2.13.Spec.57] 262r-v
Grant, by Roger Cheken and Custancia his wife, to John of Heighington, of the entire holding granted to them by Elias son of Roger in Westerton.
Witnesses: William of Windleston; Roger of the same, clerk; Peter of Ferry[hill], clerk; Richard of Ferry[hill]; John of Skelton; and others.
262v
2.13.Spec.58.
[2.13.Spec.24] 262v
List of the demesne lands and meadow of Ferryhill, with many minor fieldnames and mention of a coalpit, also valuation of the carriage to be done by Thomas of Bitchburn the lessee and the fixing of a day for the jurors to enquire over the mowing of the meadow and entry.
262v-263r
2.13.Spec.60.
263r
2.13.Spec.61.
263r
2.13.Spec.62.
263r-v
2.13.Spec.63.
263v
2.13.Spec.64.
263v
2.13.Spec.65.
263v-264r
2.13.Spec.66.
264r
2.13.Spec.67.
264r
2.13.Spec.68.
264v
2.13.Spec.69.
264v
2.13.Spec.59.
264v-265r
3.13.Spec.1., omitting last witness.
265r
3.13.Spec.2.
265r
3.13.Spec.3.
265r
3.13.Spec.4.
265v
3.13.Spec.5.
265v
3.13.Spec.6.
[3.13.Spec.7] 265v
Grant, by Sibilla and Alice, daughters of Michael son of Peter of Westerton, to John of Heighington, of all their land by inheritance of their brother Roger in Westerton.
Witnesses: William of Windleston; Roger of the same, clerk; Richard of Ferry[hill]; Richard of Heighington; John of Skelton, clerk; and others.
266r
3.13.Spec.8.
266r
3.13.Spec.9.
266r-v
3.13.Spec.10b.
266v
3.13.Spec.12.
266v
3.13.Spec.13.
266v
3.13.Spec.15.
266v
3.13.Spec.16.
267r
3.13.Spec.17.
267r
3.13.Spec.14*.
267r
3.13.Spec.20.
[3.13.Spec.26] 267r-268r   [After Wessington succeeded Hemingbrough as prior in 1416; probably 1425 x 1440, i.e. between the deaths of Ralph Neville and of his wife Joan.]
Grievances, addressed to Joan [Beaufort] countess of Westmorland by John [Wessington] prior of Durham, caused by the tenants of Whitworth to the church of Durham.
First that the tenants of Whitworth exclude the prior's tenants from common pasture in certain places belonging to the vill of Whitworth contrary to the charter by John of Whitworth lord of Whitworth: 3.13.Spec.20 (recited).
Second that against the prior's will the tenants of Whitworth occupy acres of land in Spennymoor leased for 20 years by the prior's predecessor to John Hoton of Tudhoe for 6s. 8d. a year, which John enclosed with field of Whitworth: Lease for 20 years, by John [of Hemingbrough] prior of Durham, to John Hoton of Tudhoe, of 20 acres of land lying together on Spennymoor at the Broomlaw beside Whitworth, for 6s. 8d. a year, with the prior entitled to re-enter after 40 days arrears, and with John Hoton free to enclose the land as a single close and surround it with a dike. Monday before Annunciation 3 Henry IV [20 March 1402]
Third that the tenants of Whitworth newly enclosed with a dike a piece of the prior's land on Spennymoor near the land leased to John Hoton.
Fourth that the tenants of Whitworth used to pay rent for pieces of the prior's land on Spennymoor but now they occupy them with other lands of the prior throughout the year
Fifth that the tenants of Whitworth and others broke down a close and building of the prior in Kirk Merrington.
Also in Ushaw 25 f.117v-118v.
268r
Cross-reference for 3.13.Spec.27 (missing) to Reg.IV ff.55v-56v.
268r
3.13.Spec.28.
268r   Monday after Hilary 1366 40 Edward III [18 January 1367]
Defeasance by indenture, by John [Fossor], of the bond for payment of £40 at Easter next under the Statute of Merchants at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by John son of Thomas of Whitworth, lord of Whitworth, if John acts well towards the prior and his monks, tenants and servants.
Dated: Durham
268v
4.12.Spec.17.
268v
3.13.Spec.23.
269r
3.13.Spec.42.
269r-v
3.13.Spec.43.
269v-270r
3.13.Spec.44.
270r
3.13.Spec.45.
270r
3.13.Spec.46., with "Wodefeld" for "Welefed".
270v
3.13.Spec.47.
270v
3.13.Spec.48.
271r
3.13.Spec.49.
271r
3.13.Spec.50.
271r-v
3.13.Spec.51.
271v
3.13.Spec.52.
[3.13.Spec.[54]] 271v-272r   18 October 1503
Quit-claim, by Christopher Trotter, to Roger Morland, of lands, tenements, rents, etc. in Kirk Merrington, recently granted to Roger, together with John Nesse chaplain, by Christopher's brother John Trotter, son and heir of Robert Trotter and his wife Joanna, daughter and heir of Thomas Windleston and his wife Cecilia.
Signature
Dated: Durham
272r
4.13.Spec.1.
272r-v
4.13.Spec.7.
272v
4.13.Spec.21.
f.272v-310r
Documents re Durham and Northumberland property etc most 1-9.Spec

272v-273r
4.2.Spec.44.
273r-v
2.3.Spec.56.
273v
2.3.Spec.57.
273v
4.2.Spec.45.
274r
4.3.Spec.29.
274r
1.3.Spec.27. or 1.3.Spec.28.
274r-275r
1.1.Spec.115.
275r
1.1.Spec.59., omitting 4th witness.
275r-v
1.1.Spec.60.
275v
1.1.Spec.62.
275v-276r
1.1.Spec.63.
276r-v
1.1.Spec.64.
277r
1.1.Spec.65., omitting 4th - 9th witnesses.
277r-v
1.1.Spec.66.
277v
1.1.Spec.67.
277v-278r
1.1.Spec.68.
278r
1.1.Spec.69.
278r-v
1.1.Spec.70.
278v
1.1.Spec.71.
278v-279r
1.1.Spec.72.
279r
1.1.Spec.73.
279r-v
1.1.Spec.74.
279v
1.1.Spec.75.
279v-280r
1.1.Spec.76.
[1.1.Spec.77] 280r-v   Date of sealing: 27 January 1468 [1469]
Sentence, by Hugh Snell, official of the consistory court of Durham, following the failure by William Bridde of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to prove his claim in a testamentary case against Joanna wife of John Robinson merchant of Newcastle and his vexation of Joanna, that Joanna should be free from William's vexation, and that William should be silent for ever and meet the expenses of the case.
280v
1.1.Spec.78.
280v-281r
1.1.Spec.79.
281r
1.1.Spec.80.
281r-v
1.1.Spec.81.
281v
1.1.Spec.82.
281v-282r
1.1.Spec.83.
282r
1.1.Spec.84.
282r-v
1.1.Spec.85.
282v-283r
1.1.Spec.86.
283r
1.1.Spec.87.
283r
1.1.Spec.88.
283v
1.1.Spec.89.
283v-284r
1.1.Spec.90.
284r
1.1.Spec.91.
284r-v
1.1.Spec.92.
[1.1.Spec.93] 284v   9 January [1433]
Grant, by William Bell, William Talbot and Robert Crawford, merchants, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to John Herrington chaplain and Mr John Eland clerk, of a capital messuage in Pilgrim Street in Newcastle once belonging to Richard Clitheroe esquire.
Witnesses: Lawrence Ayton, mayor; Edward Bartram, sheriff of Newcastle; John Wall, William Ellerby, William Harding, of the same; and others.
Dated: Newcastle, 9 January 11 Henry VI.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.190-191.
284v-285r
1.1.Spec.94.
285r
1.1.Spec.95.
[1.1.Spec.96] 285r   1 April [1403]
Grant, by Richard of Pickburn son of Robert Pickburn by Doncaster, to Richard Clitheroe of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, of all lands, tenements, rents and services in Newcastle bequeathed to him by William Bishopdale.
Witnesses: Roger Thornton, mayor; John Paulin, sheriff; William Redmarshall; and others.
Dated: Newcastle, 1 April 4 Henry IV.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.188.
285r-v
1.1.Spec.97.
285v
1.1.Spec.38.
285v-286r
1.1.Spec.100†.
286r-v
1.1.Spec.99.
286v-287r
1.1.Spec.100.
287r
1.1.Spec.116., omitting several witnesses.
287r-v
1.1.Spec.100*.
[1.1.Spec.101] 287v-288r   21 January 21 Edward IV [1482]
Lease for 79 years, by Robert Sotheron clerk and Edmund Bell, to Ralph Claxton esquire, of the capital messuage in Pilgrim Street in Newcastle-upon-Tyne recently granted to them by John Robinson of Newcastle, merchant, and his wife Joanna, daughter and heir of William Bell, for 26s. 8d. a year, with right of distraint for 40 days arrears or dilapidations on that messuage or on Ralph's lands and tenements in Durham, South Sherburn, Fishburn, Hutton [Henry] and elsewhere in the bishopric of Durham, and right of re-entry for a year and a day's arrears or dilapidations, and with the tenants at the end of the term having the right to two renewals for a similar term at a rent of 26s. 8d.
Calendared in: Early Deeds Relating to Newcastle upon Tyne, ed A.M. Oliver (Surtees Society 137, 1924) p.192-193.
288r
1.1.Spec.102.
288v
1.1.Spec.103.
289r
1.1.Spec.104.
289r-v
1.1.Spec.105.
289v
1.1.Spec.106.
289v-290r
1.1.Spec.107.
290r
1.1.Spec.108.
290r-v
1.1.Spec.109.
290v
1.1.Spec.110.
291r
1.1.Spec.111.
291r
1.1.Spec.112.
291v
1.1.Spec.113.
291v
1.1.Spec.114.
[1.4.Spec.104] 292r
Grant, by Bertram prior and the convent of Durham, to John of Cowpen, of 30 acres of their waste of Leam, for 10s. a year, half at Martinmas and half at Rogationtide.
Witnesses: Mr Walter of Haddington, Mr Alan of Richmond, William of Monkton, Nicholas of Follingsby, Walter of Heworth, Elias and Simon and Siger of Hedworth, Adam de Awic, John of Ketton, Richard Browne, Thomas de Camera, and many others.
Printed: SS 58 p. 114n.
292r
1.4.Spec.105.
292r-v
2.1.Spec.9a.
293r
2.1.Spec.9b.
293v
1.4.Spec.106.
294r-v
1.4.Spec.103.
294v
2.4.Spec.26.
294v-295r
2.4.Spec.27.
295r-v
2.4.Spec.28.
295v-296r
2.4.Spec.29., omitting 6th witness.
296r
1.4.Spec.113.
296r-v
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 Stainton, 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.
Original: DCD 3.4.Spec.39.
296v-297r
4.4.Spec.8.
297v
1.4.Spec.109.
297v-298r
1.4.Spec.121.
298r
1.6.Spec.56a.
298r-v
1.6.Spec.69.
298v
1.6.Spec.68.
[1.6.Spec.63] 299r
[Copy of record] in the halmote at Wolsingham, 24 October 7 William [Dudley] bishop of Durham [1482], before Thomas Middleton steward.
Lynesack. 2s. from Thomas Hodgson for one messuage and a close called Woodclose, surrendered for him by Thomas Wright; pledges John Sedgwick and John Saunder.
299r
1.6.Spec.64.
[1.6.Spec.65] 299r
Memorandum that on 8 January 21 Henry VII [1506], in the chancery of Durham, Thomas Hodgson surrendered and quit-claimed one messuage with a close called Woodclose in Lynesack once belonging to Thomas Wright, and a piece of land recently part of the [bishop's] waste at Salterburnfoot in Lynesack and recently held by Thomas, with petition for enrolment.
[1.6.Spec.66] 299v
[Copy of record] in the halmote at Wolsingham, 24 October 5 Richard [Fox] bishop of Durham [1499], before Richard Danby steward.
Lynesack. 2d. Thomas Hodgson took ¼ rood of land at Salterburnfoot from the [bishop's] waste for 2d. a year; pledges Thomas Sanderson and John Dilacre.
[1.6.Spec.57] 299v
[Copy of record] in the halmote at Wolsingham, Thursday 8 March 4 Robert [Neville] bishop of Durham [1442], before William Hoton of Hardwick, William Raket and other commissaries of the bishop.
Lynesack. 6d. William Dilacre took a plot of exchequer land called Hesilwell for 10 years at 12s. a year for the first 4 years and 15s. 4d. a year for the 6 years following, with licence to sublet; pledges John Blackmoor and Thomas Stevenson.
[1.6.Spec.58] 299v
[Copy of record] in the halmote at Wolsingham, 28 January 12 Robert [Neville] bishop of Durham [1450], before Thomas Neville steward.
Lynesack. 12d. From William Dilacre, holding for a term of years, to hold for life; pledges Thomas Grindon and Robert Potts.
[1.6.Spec.59] 299v
[Copy of record] in the halmote at Wolsingham, 29 November 19 Lawrence [Booth] bishop of Durham [1450], before Henry Ratcliffe esquire steward.
Lynesack. 12d. From Thomas Wright for one messuage and a close called Woodclose surrendered for him by Richard Franklin; pledges John Sanderson and Robert Sedgwick.
[1.6.Spec.60] 299v
Memorandum that on 17 June 2 John [Shirwood] bishop of Durham [1487] before John Kelling clerk, chancellor of Durham, in the bishop's chancery at Houghton, William Dilacre surrendered and quit-claimed to John Dilacre his son all his holdings in Lynesack, with petition for enrolment.
[1.6.Spec.61] 299v-300r
[Copy of record] in the halmote at Wolsingham, 22 October 7 John [Shirwood] bishop of Durham [1491].
Lynesack. 12d. From John Dilacre and Margaret his wife for the entire holding surrendered for them by John's father William Dilacre, holding for life; pledges William Myre and John Bilhope.
[1.6.Spec.62] 300r
Memorandum that on 14 February 21 Henry VII [1506], in the chancery of Durham, John Dilacre and Margaret his wife surrendered and quit-claimed to Thomas [Castell] prior of Durham the entire holding in Lynesack that once belonged to John's father William and recently in the tenure of the said John and Margery [!], with petition for enrolment and Margery's assurance of non- coercion.
300r
{1.6.Spec.67. }
300v
2.6.Spec.68.
300v
2.6.Spec.69.
300v-301r
2.6.Spec.70.
301r
2.6.Spec.71.
301v
3.6.Spec.13.
[2.6.Spec.52 and 2.6.Spec.41] 301v
Schematic map of selions on either side of the road from Witton [Gilbert] to Durham.
Skelton MORE
302r-v
4.4.Spec.15.
302v-303r
2.6.Spec.78g.
303r-304r
4.4.Spec.14.
304r
1.7.Spec.22.
304r
1.7.Spec.23.
304v
1.7.Spec.24.
304v
1.7.Spec.25.
304v-305v
1.7.Spec.36.
[1.7.Spec.45] 305v-306r
Memorandum of divisions between Cowherd lands and the prior of Durham's lands in Middleleys beside Aldingrange, etc.
The prior has by grant of Roger Cowherd two parcels of selions and Richard Cowherd, by the inheritance of his wife Euphemia, another two parcels, of the same measure, lying together as one large piece in Middleleys but intermingled and marked by old stones called doulestanez, with the four parcels abutting at the north end partly on Doveleys and partly on the lower field of Aldingrange, and at the south end on the field of Broom between the corner of Richard's close called Broomfieldclose on the west side and the prior's ancient fish-pond on the east side;
the prior has 4 selions, containing an acre, running north- south in the field of Broom at the head of the said selions, between John Fossor's close on the east and another acre of Richard Cowherd on the west, but between Richard's land on three sides, with Richard's acre between the prior's land on two sides;
the upper field of Aldingrange, below the field of Broom and beside Baxterfordwood contains in length north-south 35 perches and in width, from that wood to the west side of the fish-pond, 92½ perches: 22 acres 20 perches;
the lower field beside Baxterfordwood and abutting the Browney contains north-south 31 perches and east-west 52 [perches]: 10 acres 12 perches;
the field beside Aldingange manor contains 8 acres 1 rood 32 perches;
the selions where the aqueduct and [coal]pits are newly made contain north-south 43 perches and east-west on the north side 11 perches 3 ells: 3½ acres 2 perches;
the knoll beside Aldingrange contains 1½ acres 7 perches;
the selions on the west side of the prior's land contain east-west on the north side perches and south side 26 perches, and north-south about the middle 37 perches: 7½ acres 10 perches or 6½ acres 33 perches.
Total: 57 [acres] 1 rood
claims by the prior against William Cowherd, amounting to 51s. 10d., for waste of coal, for hauling coal at/for/to [?: ad ] a "shafte" of the prior and for licence for hauling and mining there, and for occupying 3 acres for 4 years;
the prior and the said Richard [Cowherd] each have 4 selions containing an acre in the field of Broom between the closes of Richard on the west and John Fossor on the east, the prior's next to Richard's close and abutting Richard's land, and Richard's beside John Fossor's close and abutting at the north end on the prior's land, with both acres abutting John Fossor's dike at the south end;
the prior has 4 selions containing an acre in the field of Broom between Richard's land on both sides and abutting on Richard's land at north end and on John Fossor's dike at the south end, and the said Richard has another 4 selions containing an acre;
measurement and division of the lands of the prior of Durham by grant of Roger Cowherd and the lands of Roger's son Richard Cowherd in Middleleys Aldingrange: 8 selions, containing [ blank ], lying for the most part north-south between lands of Richard on both sides and abutting Doveleys to the north and a corner of Broomclose to the south; Richard has another 8 selions of the same measure; the prior has another 8 selions divided into 16 in the same field between lands of Richard on both sides, and partly abutting Doveleys and partly the lower field of Aldingrange to the north and to the south Richard's whole acre and part of John Fossor's close in the upper field of Broom; Richard has another 8 similar selions in the same piece running north-south between land of the prior on both sides; the prior has 4 selions containing 1 acre in the upper field of Broom running north-south between Broomclose on the west and an acre of Richard on the east, and abutting Richard's land to the north and John Fossor's dike to the south.
306r
3.7.Spec.2.
306v-307r
2.9.Spec.13.
307r
2.9.Spec.14.
307r
2.7.Spec.31.
307r
2.8.Spec.40.
308r
2.7.Spec.52.
308r
4.9.Spec.35.
308r-v
4.9.Spec.36.
308v
4.9.Spec.37.
308v
4.9.Spec.38.
308v-309r
4.9.Spec.39.
309r
1.3.Spec.47.
309r
1.3.Spec.48.
309r-v
1.3.Spec.49.
309v
1.3.Spec.50.
309v
1.3.Spec.51.
310r
(paper) {Index of places} [s. xvii]