Durham Cathedral Archive: Sherburn Hospital Deeds
Introduction
Contents
Arrangement
Related material (elsewhere)
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD-SHD
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: Sherburn Hospital Deeds
Dates of creation: c. 1138-1525
Extent: ca. 100 items.
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: medieval deeds relating to property belonging to Sherburn Hospital, Durham.
Language: Latin

Contents

The early deeds of Sherburn Hospital calendared here were rediscovered in the Master's house at the Hospital in 1833 and catalogued by the Master, the Revd G.S. Faber, in 1835. They were transferred to the Dean & Chapter of Durham in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, doubtless through the agency of Canon William Greenwell, librarian to the Dean & Chapter and keeper of their muniments, see The Register of Sherburn Hospital (Newcastle, 1914), introduction p.vi; also Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne 3rd series iii (1907), 42. Before the transfer five items became separated and are now among the Hospital's deeds at Durham County Record Office, see below sub SHD 8/6 and 14, 9/1 and 3-4.
Other items strayed into the papers of Canon Greenwell, and after his death were purchased by C. H. Hunter Blair of Newcastle; these were sold at Sotheby's in 1930, or possibly 1935, and their present location has not been traced, see “A second calendar of Greenwell deeds”, Archaeologia Aeliana 4th series vii (1930), nos 25, 30, 41 and 42, and below sub SHD 1/15, 3/3 or 4 and head-note to that section, and 5/1.
Prior to 1833 certain deeds, including some that apparently never came into Faber's hands, had been printed, in [G. Allan], Collections relating [to] Sherburn Hospital ... [privately pr., Darlington] (1771), and in R. Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham i (1816), 286-90. Transcripts in Durham Chapter Library MS. Randall 12 suggest that at least one deed was in the hands of Thomas Gyll esqre in the late eighteenth century. In this calendar, note has been taken of the versions printed by Surtees, but not those in Allan, which circulated in significantly differing states, or of Randall's transcripts.
Unfortunately it has not been possible to consult Faber's catalogue in compiling this calendar, but, with some exceptions, his arrangement of the documents is clear from the numbers which were written on the deeds themselves and on the hessian bags in which each group was packed. The documents were divided into numbered groups according to the location of the properties to which they refer, and each was given a number within its group. This arrangement is retained here, but the Roman numerals used throughout by Faber have been translated into Arabic ones. The reference numbers of documents not now present have been included in the calendar, and their whereabouts indicated if known. Descriptions of those now in the Durham County Record Office are given in the list of Sherburn Hospital Records issued by that Office in 1987.

Accession details

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

Arrangement

The material is organised into the following sections:
1. Whitwell, Sherburn and Quarrington Moor.
2. Whitton, with Stillington and Thorpe Thewles.
3. Garmondsway, Raisby and Quarrington
4. Bishopton (and Grindon)
5. Redmarshall and Smallmoor
6. Cassop
7. Hartlepool
8. Gateshead
9. Coxhoe
10. Bishop Auckland
The documents have been left as far as possible in the order given them in 1835, but it has been necessary to make the following assumptions and amendments. In section 3 an assumption is made as to the identity of two lost documents; this may prove to be mistaken if the originals ever come to light. Although for section 4 (Bishopton) a note in Canon Greenwell's hand recorded that nos. xvi and xvii were "not here May 1 1903 ", it nonetheless yielded an envelope of Greenwell's containing three fragmentary Bishopton documents without surviving numbers; after repair two of these were assumed to be the missing items and were designated 4/16 and 4/17, while the third proved to be a duplicate of no.ii, so that this pair is now numbered 4/2a and 4/2b. It was also found that two different Bishopton docuents had been endorsed "xv" by Faber; these are now numbered 4/15a and 4/15b. In section 8 the number "xxxiii" endorsed on one deed is clearly an error for xxiii, and the reference has accordingly been revised to 8/23. Finally, the single deed relating to Bishop Auckland, although endorsed "No. v", had no obvious place in the series, and has been designated 10/1.

Related material (elsewhere)

Durham County Record Office Sherburn Hospital Records

Bibliography

[G. Allan], Collections relating [to] Sherburn Hospital ... [privately pr., Darlington] (1771)
C.H. Hunter Blair, “A second calendar of Greenwell deeds”, Archaeologia Aeliana 4th series vii (1930),
R. Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham i (1816)

Catalogue

1. Whitwell, Sherburn and Quarrington Moor.
SHD 1/1
Copy [s. xiii ex.], omitting witnesses.
Grant by William de Wytewelle to Richard his son, of 26 acres of land in Whitwell, as in SHD 1/2 and 1/3 but taking 1½ acres beside Hollecheflat (1/3) in Tvisleflat and 2 acres in Kirkerodeflat (1/3) in Leithalf and describing 3 acres in one toft and croft (1/2) as nearest the ditch at the head of the vill to the north extending on Morlauleche, at 1lb. pepper or 8d. a year, 8d. for forfeiture or effusion of blood, 16d. relief, and milling at 20th measure at any mill of William's but with freedom to grind elsewhere.
Added, on face and dorse: notes on William's descendants and their property, [s. xiii ex.].
Parchment
SHD 1/2   [s. xiii in.].
Grant by William de Witewelle to Richard his son, of 13 acres in Whitwell, 3 acres in one toft and croft nearest the land of Christian mason of Sherburn, 2 acres together in Westside, 1 acre in Langeflat, 2 acres in the ploughland called Twislesflat, 1½ acres in the ploughland called Laitholf, 1½ acres in the ploughland called Estlangeflat nearest William Suthinton's land to the south, 1 acre with meadow in the ploughland called Morlaweleche beside said William's land to the west, and 1 acre nearest Kirkerode [included in SHD 1/1], at 1lb. cumin a year, and milling at 20th measure at any mill of William's but with freedom to grind elsewhere.
Witnesses: William son of Thomas; Jordan Escolland; Thomas de Amundeuill; Roger Daudre; William de Lumeli; Roger Burdon; Leo de Heriz; Walter de Punchardon; Peter Harpin; Ralph Daudre; Richard Daudre; Walter Daudre; William de Ludeworth; Richard his brother; Walter his brother; Walter Haget; William Haget; et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/3   [s. xiii in.].
Grant by William de Witewelle to Richard his son, of 13 acres of land in the field of Whitwell, 7 acres 2½ roods beside Kirkerode to the east, in Kirkerodeflat to the west 2 acres, beside Hollecheflat to the west 1½ acres, and in Twiselflat beside the stream to the west 1 acre 3½ roods [included in SHD 1/1], at 1lb. pepper or 6d. a year, and forinsec service as for a bovate.
Witnesses: Roger Daudri; Peter Harpin; William his son; Peter de Trellesdene; Ralph de Coxhowe; Thomas de Kellawe; Simon de Windegate; Geoffrey de Cazhope; Elias de Cazhope; Ralph his brother et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/4   [20 April 1197 x November 1204]
Confirmation by Philip [of Poitou] bishop of Durham to Robert son of Stephen, of 50 acres of land in Quarrington Moor as in a charter of Philip's predecessor Hugh [of le Puiset], at one bezant or 2s. a year.
Witnesses: Aimery, archdeacon of Durham; Leo of Claxton; Jordan Escolland; Gilbert de la Ley; Geoffrey son of Geoffrey; William de Latton; Roger Daudre; William of Lumley; Matthew of Lumley.
Dorse: "De terra Capelle de Witewell", s. xiii/xiv.
Parchment.
Seal: G&B no. 3117, on tag.
Printed: R. Surtees, History and Antiquities of the County of Durham i, p.73; English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.234.
SHD 1/5   [c.1220 - 1230].
Confirmation by Ralph master of Sherburn Hospital to the brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital, of the gift of Richard de Schyreburn, as in their charter from Richard, of half a mark a year from land held by Robert de Rumesey beside Whitwell to be received from Robert, from his heirs by his wife Agnes, Richard's niece, or from the proctor of Sherburn.
Witnesses: William de Cokene and Thomas de Suttun, chaplains of Sherburn; Reginald janitor of Sherburn; Bertram his son; Adam Russel of Sherburn; Albinus Cook; Roger de Turstantun clerk; Gilbert dispenser; Solomon de Medmesley; Henry de Broc et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/6   [c.1220 - 1230].
Grant by Richard de Scyreburne to Ralph rector and the brethren of Sherburn leper-house, of a sheepcote with 40 acres of land beside Whitwell held by Robert de Rumesie, with reversion should Robert die without heirs by his wife Agnes, Richard's niece, saving to the leper brothers and sisters of Sherburn half a mark a year from the land by the hand of the proctor of Sherburn.
Witnesses: William de Cokene and Thomas de Suttun, chaplains of Sherburn; Reginald janitor of Sherburn; Bertram his son; Adam Russel of Sherburn; Albinus Cook; Roger de Turstantun clerk; Gilbert dispenser; Solomon de Medmesley; Henry de Broc et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/7   [c.1240]
Grant by Robert de Clifford, with the consent of his wife Mary, daughter of Roger de Withewelle, to John de Scrutewille, of all Robert's land in Whitwell held in Mary's name, i.e. a moiety of the vill with capital messuage, apart from the land given to Richard de Thornethon by the father of [?] William de Wythewelle, at half lb. cumin a year and owing 40d. a year farm to the bishop of Durham's exchequer and forinsec service, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Simon de Heddon, constable of Norham; Geoffrey de Leukenore, seneschal of the bishopric of Durham; Geoffrey son of Geoffrey; Walter de Haudre; William de Hethon; William his son; Nigel de Rungethon; William Hayrun; Jordan de Daldene; Peter de Trillesdene; William de Byrtheleie; William de Buthterwick; Elias de Aldeacris et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/8   Martin in winter [11 Nov.] 1240.
Lease for 18 years by Thomas chaplain of Whitwell to John de Scrutevil, of all his land in Whitwell with toft, croft and buildings, at 12d. a year, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Nicholas de Melis, keeper of the bishopric of Durham; Jordan Hayron; Jordan de Dalden; Thomas de Humaz; John Gilet; William de Byrtely; Elias de Aldacres; John de Herdewik et al.
Original chirograph; parchment.
Seal: missing, tag
SHD 1/9   Martin in winter [11 Nov.] 1240.
Lease for 12 years by Robert de Clifford, Mary his wife and her sister Sibyl widow of Adam de Thorneton, to John de Scruttevill, of all land with buildings in Whitwell that belonged to Roger de Whitewell father of Mary and Sibyl, providing for compensation for repair of buildings and removal of new buildings at the end of the term, at 40s. a year and owing half a mark a year to the Durham exchequer, with warranty undertaken.
Pledges of Robert and Mary: Patrick de Goswick; Walter de Witton; Eustace de Neubiging.
Pledges of Sibyl: Richard de Thorneton; Henry son of Godfrey de Norham; Adam de Bokton.
Pledges of John: Ralph Surtoise; Hugh de Capella; William Hairun; Thomas de Humaz.
Witnesses: Nicholas de Moles, seneschal of Durham; John Gilet; Adam de Merlei; Walter de Selebi; William de Karlawe et multis al.
Original chirograph; parchment.
Seal: (2) G&B., no. 2644a (Sibilla de Witewel), on tag.
SHD 1/10   [s. xiii med.].
Quitclaim for the remainder of terms in chirographs, by John de Scrotevile to Martin de S. Cruce, of all land in Whitwell held at farm by John from Sibyl daughter of Roger de Wytewelle, and from Thomas and Richard chaplains, paying to them and to the Durham exchequer as in the chirographs.
Witnesses: Peter de Middelham; Ralph de Corneford; Thomas de Fisseburne; Bertram de Syreburne; Peter de Trilledene; John de Laxton clerk et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/11   [c.1250 x 1259]
Confirmation by Thomas chaplain son of Stephen le Usser to Martin de S. Cruce, of all land in Whitwell granted by Thomas to Richard de Hoton chaplain and by him to Martin.
Witnesses: William de Middelton, seneschal of [the bishop] of Durham; Mr Richard de Beruile, sheriff of Durham; Marmaduke son of Geoffrey; Thomas de Herinton; Hugh de Capella; Gilbert de Laton; Peter de Middelham; Ralph de Corneford; Peter de Trillesden; Roger de Tuddeho; Robert de Romeseya; Bertram le Porter et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/12   [s.xiii med.]
Grant by John de Scrotevile to Martin de S. Cruce, of a moiety of the vill of Whitwell with capital messuage, granted to John by Robert de Clifford with the assent of his wife Mary, owing half lb.cumin a year to Robert and his heirs, and 40d. a year at the Durham exchequer.
Witnesses: Marmaduke son of Geoffrey; Walter Daudr; Thomas de Herhinton; Jordan de [D]aldene; Gilbert de Laton; Peter de Middelham; Thomas de Fisseburne; Theobald de Linton; Peter de Trillesdene; Bertram de Syreburne et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/13   [c.1260]
Grant by William de Werkeworthe and Sibyl his wife to Mr Roger de Seyton keeper and the brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital, of all their land in the fields of Whitwell by Sherburn.
Witnesses: Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, Roger de Applingdon, Marmaduke Basset, Thomas Aubelin, knights; Peter de Braundon; Alexander de Bidic, sheriff of Durham et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/14   [s. xiii med.]
Inspeximus by Robert de Clyfford confirming SHD 1/12.
Witnesses: William Hayrun; Thomas de Herhynton; John Gylet; Gilbert de Laton; William de Salcock; Roger de Appeldene; Bertram de Syreburn et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/15
This is not now present.
See perhaps no.25 in “A second calendar of Greenwell deeds”, Archaeologia Aeliana 4th series vii (1930), 92: Grant by Roger of Hamsterley to Martin de S. Cruce rector and the brethren of Sherburn Hospital, of 30 acres of land at Whitwell.
SHD 1/16   Pentecost [23 May] 1260.
Lease for 12 years by William de Werkeswrthe and Sibyl his wife to Mr Roger de Seyton rector and the brethren of Sherburn Infirmary, of all their land in Whitwell with tofts, crofts, buildings and meadows, at 18s. a year and owing 40d. a year at the Durham exchequer and suit of the bishop of Durham's court, with warranty undertaken.
Pledges of William and Sibyl: William de Windegate William de Eden.
Witnesses: Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, Thomas de Herington, John de Rungeton, knights; John de Eggiscliue, seneschal of [the bishop] of Durham; Robert de Romesey; Walter de Ludewrthe; Richard de Trillisden; Bertram janitor of Sherburn; Alan clerk et al.
Original chirograph; parchment.
Seal: missing, 4 tags
SHD 1/17   [c.1280]
Appointment by Adam son of Walter de Seleby of Stephen de Ellewyc as his attorney to deliver charter to Mr Roger de Seyton concerning lands, tenements and rents in Sherburn and Whitwell sold to Roger by Adam.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tongue; tie missing
SHD 1/18   [c.1280].
Quitclaim by Adam son of Walter de Seleby to Mr Roger de Seyton keeper and the brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital, of all lands, rents and tenements in Sherburn and Whitwell.
Witnesses: Guichard de Charron seneschal of [the bishop] of Durham, Roger de Lummeley, Gilbert de Hewrth, Walter de Ludewrth, William Harpin, Thomas de Witewrth, knights; Robert de Brunighill; Alexander de Bydic; Thomas de Kellawe; John de Surueton; John de Hoton et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/19   [c.1265]
Confirmation in free alms by William son of Ralph de Wyttewell to Mr Roger de Seyton master and the brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital, of all the land in Whitwell granted to William's uncle Richard by his father, William's grandfather, William de Wyttewell, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Richard le Caunceler seneschal of the bishop of Durham, Hugh de Capella, John de Runketon, Adam de Fulthorp, knights; Robert de Bruninghill; Walter de Ludewrth; William son of Simon de Wyndegat; Richard de Trillesden; Bertram janitor et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 1/20   [c.1280].
Appointment by William son of Mr John de Appilby of Thomas de Kellawe as his attorney to deliver charter to Mr Roger de Seyton concerning lands, tenements and rents in Sherburn and Whitwell sold to Roger by William.
Seal fragments on tongue; tie.
Parchment.
SHD 1/21   [c.1280].
Quitclaim by Simon son of Simon de la More to Mr Roger de Seyton keeper and the brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital, of all lands, rents and tenements in Sherburn and Whitwell.
Witnesses: John son of Marmaduke, Roger de Lomeleye, Walter de Ludeworth, Thomas de Whiteworth, knights; Robert de Bruninghull; Thomas de Kellawe; Walter de Roubiri et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
2. Whitton, with Stillington and Thorpe Thewles.
SHD 2/1   [1196 x 1218]
Grant in free alms by Ilger Burdun to God, St Mary Magdalene and the brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital, of 4 acres of Whitton in his great ploughland to the north at Stillington beside the house of Sherburn's ploughland.
Witnesses: Aimery, archdeacon of Durham; Mr Ernald, proctor of Sherburn; Adam de Kelflaue, canon of Newburgh; William Brito; Adam de Lummeden; Ralph de Ranes; Richard de Scireburn; Hugh de Hwitton; Adam his brother; Walter de Hwitton; Reginald janitor et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 2/2
This is not now present.
SHD 2/3   Rogation [4 May] 1225
Lease for 20 years by William Burdun and his heirs to R[alph] monk, proctor and the brethren of Sherburn Hospital, for 5½ marks, of 2 bovates in Whitton once held by Richard de Scyreburn and Hawise wife of Ilger Burdun, with toft and croft next to John de Stillington's toft, and 1 acre of meadow, half in Wiliedic and half in Milnecroc, with provision for recompense for, or removal of, new buildings at the end of the term, at 12d. a year.
Pledges of William: Walter son of Adam de Hwitton; John clerk; Hugh de Hwitton; Adam his son.
Witnesses: as in SHD 2/6, and also John son of John de Torp.
Property as in SHD 2/11, and inter alia in SHD 2/6 and SHD 2/12 ; witnesses as in SHD 2/12, and inter alios in SHD 2/11.
Original chirograph; parchment.
Seal: missing, tag
SHD 2/4
This is not now present.
SHD 2/5   [c.1225]
Grant in free alms by Walter son of Adam de Hvittun to God, St Mary Magdalene and R[alph] monk and the brethren of Sherburn Hospital, of 1 bovate of land in Whitton on the south side of his lord [Ralph]'s ploughlands, with a quarter of a toft, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Roger de Fultorp; Hugh de Capella; William de Latun; John de Torp; William Burdun; Geoffrey and Ralph, sons of Roger de Fultorp; Hugh and Ranulf, sons of Hugh de Capella; Geoffrey son of John de Torp; William Harpin; Richard de Audri; Ralph deacon et al.
Parchment.
Seal: Damaged (Walteri [...]), on tag
SHD 2/6   [c.1228]
Grant in free alms by William Burdun and his wife Libias to God, St Mary Magdalene and R[alph] rector and the brethren of Sherburn Leper-Hospital, of property as in SHD 2/3 and also a third of a toft and garden in Whitton beside their capital toft to the east, and part of their mill of Whitton.
Witnesses: Roger de Fultorp; Hugh de Capella; John de Torp; Adam de Lummesdene; Geoffrey and Ralph, sons of Roger de Fultorp; Geoffrey and William, sons of John de Torp; Richard de Corneforde; Ralph deacon of Thorpe; John de Stillingtune; Hugh stabler; Roger son of Ralph et al.
Parchment.
Seal: Seals and three tags missing: slits in turn-up
SHD 2/7   [s. xiii med.]
Grant in exchange by John de Hamsterleya and his wife Constance to Ralph rector and the brethren of Sherburn leper-house, of the toft in Whitton in the garden of the capital mansion once belonging to Ilger Burdun, between the tofts of the rector and brethren and of Hugh de Cliveland from that garden, in return for two tofts conveyed to the rector and brethren by William Burdun and his wife Libias next to their house to the west, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Geoffrey de Torp; Geoffrey de Fultorp; Robert chaplain of Grindon; Roger de Bissaptun; Roger de Stainton; Hugh Burdun; Hugh de Cliueland; Roger son of Ralph de Wyttun; Roger clerk of Thrislington et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, two tags
SHD 2/8   [s. xiii med.]
Grant in free alms by William Burdun, with the consent of his son and heir John and his wife Libias, to God, St Mary and the hospital of St Lazarus of the lepers of Sherburn, of a bovate in Whitton with toft and croft once held by Hacca, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Hugh de Cappella; Robert his son; Roger de Fuletorp; Roger his son; Adam de Lummesden; Peter Harpin; William his son; Richard de Aldri; Richard de Sireburn; Reginald janitor; Hugh de Witon; Adam his son et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: (William Burdun), on tag
SHD 2/9   [c.1220 - 1240]
Restitution by William Garland son of Walter de Hwittun to his lords R[alph] monk, rector, and the brethren of Sherburn leper-hospital, of 2 bovates in Whitton over which they impleaded William and his father, one as their right and another granted to them by his father, nearest the sun and their ploughlands, and with a moiety of William's toft and meadow.
Witnesses: Hugh de Capella; Roger de Fultorp; John de Torp; William Burdun; Richard de Corneforde; Ralph deacon of Thorpe; Geoffrey and Ralph sons of Roger de Fultorp; Adam, Denis and Thomas, sons of Hugh de Hwittun; Hugh de Cliueland et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 2/10   [c.1220 - 1240]
Grant in free alms by Robert de Minstertun to Ralph proctor of Sherburn leper-house and his assigns, of 1 bovate in Whitton granted to Robert by Ernald de Auclend, with toft, croft and buildings, owing 1lb. cumin a year to Ilger Burdun, and forinsec service.
Witnesses: Hugh de Capella; Hugh his son; Geoffrey of Fultorp; Richard de Corneford; Ralph deacon of Thorpe; Gamel clerk; Roger de Stainton; Hugh de Cliueland; Adam son of Hugh de Wyttun; Roger son of Ralph de Wyttun et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 2/11   [c.1225]
Lease for 20 years by William Burdun, with the consent of his son and heir John and his wife Libias, to R[alph] monk, proctor and the brethren of Sherburn, of property as in SHD 2/3, pledging all his land in Whitton against infringement, as attested by his chirograph [SHD 2/3 ?] and its witnesses: as in SHD 2/3, re-arranged, and also Walter son of Adam; Hugh de Hwitton; Adam his son.
Seal, damaged, as on SHD 2/8, on tag.
Added, on dorse, s. xiii med.: note that William's grandson John must warrant charter when come of age.
Parchment.
SHD 2/12   Martin in winter [11 Nov.] 1228.
Lease for 32 years, by William Burdun and his wife Libias to R[alph] monk, rector and the brethren of Sherburn leper-hospital, for 11 marks, of property as in SHD 2/6 and of a third of a toft and garden next to their capital toft in Whitton towards the east, providing for them to remove any new buildings unless recompensed by William and Libias, with warranty undertaken.
Pledges of William and Libias: William Garland of Whitton; John clerk; Adam son of Hugh de Wittun.
Witnesses as in SHD 2/3.
Original chirograph; parchment.
Seal: missing, two tags
SHD 2/13   [1228 x c.1240]
Quitclaim by Libias eldest daughter of Ilger Burdun widow, confirming to Ralph rector and the brethren of Sherburn, of all land in Whitton granted to them in free alms by William her husband with her consent, and a third of Whitton mill and of a toft and garden next to their capital toft in Whitton towards the east.
Witnesses: Geoffrey son of Geoffrey; Hugh de Capella; John de Thorp; William Brito; William de Hessewell; Adam de Merlay; Nigel de Rungeton; Reginald clerk of Hartlepool; Adam de Bradeleya; Roger de Tudehou et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 2/14   Pentecost [27 May] 1235
Lease for 20 years, by Ralph rector and the brethren of Sherburn leper-hospital to Adam son of Hugh de Wyttun, of 3 bovates in Whitton, with toft and croft once held by Ieri, bought by Nigel de Rungetun and granted to the house of Sherburn in exchange for a moiety of the land held by him of them in Sheraton, one between Hugh Burdun's land and land once belonging to Robert de Mistertun, with half an acre of meadow west of the mill, another between John de Hamsterleya's land and Hugh de Cliueland's, with half an acre of meadow in Wilidic, both bought by Nigel from William Burdun and his wife Libias, and the third, bought from Robert de Mistertun, beside a bovate once belonging to Serlo, with meadow, at 20s. a year, and forinsec service.
Pledges of rector and brethren of Sherburn:
Reginald janitor of Sherburn, and Adam his generus.
Pledges of Adam de Wyttun:
Hugh Burdun of Whitton, and Roger son of Ralph of the same.
Witnesses: Nigel de Rungeton; Geoffrey de Fultorp; Geoffrey de Torph; Roger de Biscopton; Roger de Stainton; Stephen de Neubiging; John de Hamsterleya; Hugh de Cliueland; Vincent de Redmerishil; John son of William de Redmerishil; Gamel clerk of Thorpe et al.
Original chirograph; parchment.
Seal: missing, tag
SHD 2/15   [s. xiii med.]
Grant in exchange by Alice daughter of Libias de Hwittun to Martin de S. Cruce rector and the brethren of Sherburn infirmary, of a third of a toft and croft in Whitton towards the west, once held by Robert Stain, in return for a third of a toft and croft there towards the east, once Robert de Mistertun's, with warranty undertaken, sealed by Alice's brother John.
Witnesses: Peter rector of Redmarshall; Geoffrey de Torp; William his brother; John de Fultorp; Hugh de Cliueland; John clerk of Whitton; Hugh de Fressenai et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 2/16
This is not now present.
SHD 2/17   [s. xiii med.]
Grant in exchange by William son of John de Hamsterley to Martin de S. Cruce rector and the brethren of Sherburn infirmary, of part of his toft in Whitton next adjoining their capital toft towards the west, in return for the toft there that they had from Alice daughter of Libias, in similar quantity.
Witnesses: Peter rector of Redmarshall; Geoffrey de Torp; William his brother; John de Fultorp; Hugh de Cliueland; John clerk of Whitton; Hugh de Fressenai et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 2/18   [s. xiii med.]
Grant in free alms in exchange, by John son of Libias de Witton to Martin de S. Cruce rector and the brethren of the house of Sherburn, of 1½ roods of land in Whitton, on the way out of the vill towards the east running from the vill to Nikerpole and adjoining their ploughland to the north, in return for as much land there adjoining his toft towards the east in that ploughland, and also granting them a piece of land, 48 feet long and 18 feet wide, adjoining their capital messuage towards the west, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Gilbert de Laton; Geoffrey de Torp; Adam de Fulthorp; Geoffrey de Partho; Richard Harpin; Ralph de Audri; Hugh de Cliueland; William de Thorp; John de Fulthorp; William de Hamstarley et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 2/19   [s. xiii ex.]
Grant in free alms by Agnes daughter of John de Hamsterleye widow, to God, St Mary Magdalene, and Mr Roger de Seyton keeper and the leper-brethren of Sherburn Hospital, of 4½ acres of arable in the fields of Whitton, and ½ acre of meadow at Wilidic, granted her by her father, 1½ acres between Mikildene and Farindene, ½ acre at Brec, 1 acre running along the Durham road, 3 roods at Belasis, 1 rood at Blindewelle, and ½ acre running along Brademedwe, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Richard Harpine, Adam de Fulthorpe, Geoffrey de Parco, knights; John de Eggiscliue, seneschal of Durham; William lord of Thorpe; Simon de Bissopton; William de Hamsterleye; Hugh de Cliuelande; Robert son of Adam de Witton et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 2/20   [s. xiii ex.]
Duplicate of SHD 2/19.
Seal, damaged, (Agnes Burd[..]), on tag.
Parchment.
SHD 2/21   [c.1260 - 1280]
Grant in exchange by William de Hamsterley to Mr Roger de Seyton keeper and the brethren of Sherburn leper-house, of 2 tofts and crofts in Whitton that were held of William by William de Thunstal and Arnald le Daubur, with 12½ square perches between Hugh de Clyueland's land and that of John son of John son of Libias, at a grain of pepper a year, in return for a toft and croft there that were held of them by Adam son of Hugh de Wytton, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Hugh de Capella, Adam de Fulthorp, knights; William lord of Thorpe; Robert de Thorp clerk; William Welfed; Simon de Byscopton; Hugh de Clyueland; Robert son of Adam de Wytton; Hugh de Fresseney; John son of John son of Libias et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 2/22   Martin in winter [11 Nov.] 1261
Lease for 20 years by Hugh son of Hugh de Clyueland and his mother Rameta to Mr Roger de Seyton rector of the house of Sherburn, of their third of Whitton watermill, with warranty undertaken, Hugh and Rameta grinding there at the next hopper [i.e. without queuing ?].
Sureties of Hugh and Rameta:
William dictus lord of Thorpe, and William de Hamsteley.
Witnesses: Alan de Torp clerk; Ralph de Grendon; William Welifedd; Nigel de Torp; Thomas de Bellafag; Robert de Wytton et al.
Original chirograph; parchment.
Seal: missing, tag; seals of Hugh and of Rameta, on tags; seal missing, tag
SHD 2/23   [s. xiii/xiv]
Grant by Hugh de Clyueland to William de Insula [master of Sherburn Hospital], of his third of Whitton watermill, at 4d. a year to Humfrey de Conyers' heirs for the millpond, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Robert lord of Thorpe; Roger de Fulthorpp; Henry de Insula; John son of Ayk; Robert de Whitton; Ernald chaplain; Thomas de Vndele clerk et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 2/24   [s. xiii ex.]
Grant in free alms by John Libias to William de Insula master and the brethren of the house of Sherburn, of a piece of land, 100 feet long and 50 feet wide, to extend their garden in Whitton to the south, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Robert lord of Thorpe; Robert of the same, clerk; William son of Nigel of the same; Robert de Qwitton; Hugh de Cliueland; Roger lord of Fulthorpe; Richard lord of Blakiston; Roger Danays of Bishopton; Richard Knout of the same cum multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 2/25   [s. xiii ex.]
Grant in free alms by William son of Nigel de Thorpetheules, with the assent of Robert [de Thorpe] lord of Thorpe Thewles, to William de Insula master and the brethren of the house of Sherburn, of two tofts with two messuages on them to the north of the way out of [Thorpe Thewles] to the east, between the messuage of Robert son of Geoffrey de Thorptheules on the east and William's capital messuage to the west, with warranty undertaken, sealed by William and by Robert lord of Thorpe Thewles.
Witnesses: Robert lord of Thorpe Thewles; Richard lord of Blakiston; Roger lord of Fulthorpe; Robert de Thorptheules clerk; Robert de Witton; Hugh de Cliueland; John Libyas of Whitton; Hugh Freman of the same; Richard Neuman of Grindon; Hugh tailor of Thorpe; Robert son of Robert of the same cum multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: One damaged, on tag; one missing, tag
SHD 2/26   [s. xiii ex.]
Grant by Hugh de Clyueland to William de Insula clerk [master of Sherburn Hospital], of all his meadow in Milnecrok in Whitton, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Henry de Insula, lord of Redmarshall; Richard de Parco, lord of Blakiston; Roger de Fulthorpp; John Libyas of Whitton; Hugh Freman; William son of John de Redemershill; Richard Cnouht of Bishopton; Robert his brother; Roger Danays; Ranulf de Brunthoft chaplain et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
3. Garmondsway, Raisby and Quarrington
For an item probably from this group of deeds, see no.41 in “A second calendar of Greenwell deeds”, Archaeologia Aeliana 4th series vii (1930), 98-9: Grant by Race Engaine to the master and Sherburn leper-hospital of Raisby.

SHD 3/1   [1133 x 1141]
Writ, by G[eoffrey Rufus] bishop of Durham, addressed to Osbert nephew of Bishop [Ranulf Flambard] and the men of [Bishop] Middleham, that Paulinus son of Ralph [Nowell] bishop of Orkney and his brothers should hold the land of Garmondsway.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tongue; tie
Formerly Misc.Ch.7195.
Printed: Durham Episcopal Charters, ed. H.S. Offler, (Surtees Soc. clxxix), p. 117.
SHD 3/2   [1184 +].
Grant at farm by Ralph son of Paulinus of York (de Eboraco) to the leper brethren of the hospital of SS. Lazarus and Mary Magdalene of Sherburn, of a third of the vill of Garmondsway, recovered as his inheritance for him by Peter de Ketelbi in trial of battle against Roger de Aluestein in the court of H[ugh of le Puiset] bishop of Durham at Durham on SS. Marcus & Marcellianus [18 June] 1184, at 4 marks a year, save in the event of common devastation, with suits of pleas, reliefs, aids, scutages, etc. due to the bishop of Durham or the king; two parts of the recovered vill being quitclaimed by Ralph to the bishop for 64 marks to defray the expenses of the suit, for them to be given in free alms to Sherburn leper-hospital.
Witnesses: Germanus prior [of Durham]; Burchard and William, archdeacons [of Durham and Northumberland]; Simon chamberlain; Mr William of Blois; William de Houeden; Philip sheriff; Gilbert de Leia; Jordan Escolland; Osbert de Latton; Roger de Eplingden; Ranulf de Fisseburn; William son of Thomas; Richard de Punchardun; Henry de Broc; Roger de Audri; Philip de Coleuill; Peter Harpin et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal and tag missing: slits in turn-up
SHD 3/3, 3/4
These are not now present.
See the confirmation of SHD 3/2 by Hugh [of le Puiset] bishop of Durham, preserved in a copy, s. xviii, (DCD Loose Papers); and no.30 in “A second calendar of Greenwell deeds”, Archaeologia Aeliana 4th series vii (1930), 94: Confirmation by Bishop Hugh to Ralph son of Paulinus of York of the 4 marks rent reserved in SHD 3/2.
Both have the same witnesses as SHD 3/2.
SHD 3/5   [c.1220 - 1240]
Grant by Ralph monk, proctor, and the brethren of Sherburn leper- hospital, to William clerk of Choton [? Shotton] and his wife Juliana and his heirs by Juliana, of all the land with toft and croft and messuage that William Kychinbote held of them in the vill of Garmondsway and the field called Raisby, at 18s. a year, and forinsec service when scutage given to the bishop of Durham by the whole bishopric, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Richard de Scyreburn; William de Wytewelle; Ralph de Chokeshou; Thomas de Kellawe; William Chnoyte; Stephen Blund of Newcastle; Ralph Fat; Robert de Rascholl et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 3/6   Morrow of Exaltation of Cross [15 September] 1235
Perambulation, by consent between Ranulf lord of Fishburn and its freemen, and Ralph keeper and the brethren of Sherburn leper-house, by William de Hessewell, William de Lumeley, William de Cauner, Ralph de Applingden, Geoffrey de Hepedun, William de Hautorn, Reginald Aublin, Henry de Lumeley, Walter de Monasteriis, Ralph Haget of Mordon, Simon de Mora, Elias de Aldacris, William de Hunewic, Wido de Hotun, Peter de Trellesden, sent by Robert son of Meldred, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, John de Rumeseye, Jordan Hairun, justices of the bishop [of Durham], setting the bounds of the moor to be common between the vills of Garmondsway and Fishburn: from the highroad between Durham and Sedgefield by Stinckandeleche towards the east to the ploughland once belonging to Ralph Fat, along the diked stream to the boundary of Kichinbotisdic towards the east and thence by the diked boundary of le Cotesflat to Keluelausti between Trimdon field and Fishburn moor, and by Keluelausti to Mustergate, and then by Mustergate to the boundary of Thomas de Yobiun's Coteflat towards the west, and then by the dike between Fishburn field and the moor again to the highroad.
Seals missing, ten remaining tags; slits in turn-up for one lost tag.
Original chirograph; parchment.
SHD 3/7   1247
Ordinance settling dispute over common of Raisby moor between Garmondsway and Kelloe, between Walter de Audre and Martin de S. Cruce rector and the brethren of Sherburn Hospital, by seven arbitrators, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Marmaduke son of Geoffrey and William Basset on Walter's part, William de Blokeli, Walter de Eggesclyue and Richard de Farnham rector of Houghton on the Hospital's part, with John de Rumeseye seneschal of [the bishop] of Durham chosen by both as chief, that the pasture east of the cart-track between Kelloe and Garmondsway should remain with the rector and brethren, and the pasture west of it with Walter.
Witnesses: William de Lumele; Ranulf de Fysseburn; Thomas de Fysseburn clerk; Theobald de Lynton; Thomas de Thurstanston; Roger de Thodeho; John de Laxton; Adam Russel of Sherburn; John de Rudes: et al.
Original chirograph; parchment.
Seal: missing, seven tags; one seal, fragmentary (B.V.M. and Child [?] and another figure, in pinnacle work), on tag. Tags cut from draft [?] of document.
SHD 3/8   [s. xiii med.]
Grant by Alexander de Kellawe to Martin de S. Cruce rector and the brethren of the house of Sherburn, quitclaiming in free alms a rent of 5s. a year received from them for his portion of the land of Raisby beside Garmondsway, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Marmaduke son of Geoffrey; Thomas de Heringtun; William Basset; Thomas son of Thomas de Kellawe; William son of Wido of the same; William son of Simon de Wyndegates; Peter de Trillesdene; Geoffrey clerk of Coxhoe et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
Printed: R. Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham i (1816), 287.
SHD 3/9   Luke [18 Oct.] 1258.
Dated at York.
Grant in free alms, by Isabella daughter of Ralph Nuuel and widow of William de Mauteby knight, to God, SS. Mary and Mary Magdalene, Martin de S. Cruce rector and the leper-brethren of Sherburn Hospital, of a rent of 4 marks a year paid by them from the vill of Garmondsway, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, Humfrey de Coyngners, Thomas de Heryngton, Richard Harepyn, Roger de Appleden, Adam de Fulthorp, knights; John de Eggesclyue, seneschal of the bishop of Durham; William de Thorp; Walter de Ludeworth; Thomas de Fysseburn; Simon de Bysscopton; Bertram janitor of Sherburn et al.
Dorse: note reporting that Martin de S. Cruce bought the rent for 42 marks, s. xiii/xiv.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal and tag missing; slits in turn-up
SHD 3/10   4 Kal. March, Monday after Matthias, 1301 [26 February 1302].
Dated at Sherburn.
Quitclaim by Robert son of William Prow of Garmondsway to William de Insula keeper and the brethren of Sherburn leper-house, of all right in lands that belonged to his grandfather Ralph smith, his father William Prow son of Ralph smith, or any of his ancestors in the vill of Garmondsway, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: John de Creping, knight, sheriff of Durham; Walter de Rowthberi; John son of William de Brunynghill; Peter lord of Tursdale; Thomas de Windegatys; Aimery de Kellaw; William son of Henry de Kellaw et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 3/11   8 May 1525
Lease for 44 years by Mr Geoffrey Wren master or keeper and the brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital to Mr Christopher Werdale clerk, of the hay-tithe of Quarrington in the parish of Kelloe, at 7s. a year, with warranty undertaken.
Seal missing, tag.
Original chirograph; parchment.
4. Bishopton (and Grindon)
SHD 4/1
This is not now present, but may have been SHD 4/2b.
SHD 4/2a   Morrow of Ash Wednesday [1239 +]
Notification by the priors of Durham, Tynemouth and Finchale, papal judges-delegate by Mandate by Pope Gregory [IX] to the priors of Durham, Tynemouth and Finchale, following complaint by the master and brethren of Sherburn Hospital, over injuries by William de Berford clerk and others.
Lateran; 13 Kal. May Pont. 12 [19 April 1238].
of the settlement between G. rector and the brethren of Sherburn and Matthew vicar of Bishopton, with Matthew quitclaiming the tithes of lambs and wool of Bishopton, and the brethren's proctor then conceding them in return for 5 acres of meadow in Bishopton with common of the pasture and of herbage of the arable of the glebe, for 2s. a year.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, six remaining tags; slits in turn-up for one missing tag.
SHD 4/2b
Duplicate, draft or copy of SHD 4/2a.
Parchment, fragment.
SHD 4/3   Friday after Mark [26 April x 2 May, c.1220 - 1230]
Act by W. chaplain of St Nicholas Newcastle for the prior of Tynemouth, H. clerk keeper of St Nicholas church Newcastle for the archdeacon of Northumberland, and the dean of Newcastle, in a case between the rector and brethren of Sherburn, and John of Poitou and John Terri vicars of Grindon and Bishopton, sequestrating the vicarages of the latter for repeated contumacy and committing them to the rector and brethren, patrons of the two churches.
Seals missing, three tongues; tie.
Parchment.
SHD 4/4   1255
Memorandum of a return of an inquest conducted on the mandate of W[alter Kirkham] bishop of Durham by P[atrick] official of the archdeacon of Durham on Friday before Peter ad vincula [25 x 31 July] over the parsonage and vicarage of Bishopton, the jurors stating that Paganus enjoyed the vicarage for 25 years with letters of Philip [of Poitou] bishop of Durham [1195 x 1208] attesting 4. Bishopton (and Grindon) 3. Garmondsway, Raisby and Quarrington his presentation by Guarinus Godet keeper and the brethren of the house of Sherburn, estimating the annual value of the vicarage as 3 tofts 6s 8d, tithe of the mills 6s 8d, fisheries nothing, reek-pennies 5s, wool of the whole parish and lambs 3 marks, hay of the whole parish 20s, flax and hemp 6s, tithe of dairy produce 10s, geese chickens pullets piglets 9s, tithe of bees 6d, tithe of ministers and workmen 14d, three solemn oblations 20s, wax-shot 2s 3d, blessed bread 6s 6d, purification wax 18d, chance oblations and for weddings purifications baptisms 2s, mortuaries 1 mark, from 49 acres of arable land 24s 6d, from 5 acres of meadow 10s, a total of £9 5s 1d, with payments at procurations 1 mark, for synodal dues 2s, and reek-pennies at Durham 2s, estimating the value of the parsonage as corn-tithes of Bishopton 15 marks, of Little Stainton 9 marks, of Newbiggin 6 marks, and of Stillington 6 marks, a total of £24, and stating that at the last admission the house of Sherburn was admitted without contest to the vacant rectory, as attested by letters of John de Rumeseye; sealed by W[alter Kirkham] bishop of Durham.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal and tag missing; slits in turn-up.
Calendar: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.250 (also discussed p.92-93).
SHD 4/5   Ascension [11 May] 1290.
Dated at: St Nicholas church Durham, and chapel of Sherburn Hospital.
Appeal to the apostolic see by Adam de Insula proctor of the master and brethren of Sherburn Hospital, defendants against Robert de Mersk vicar of Bishopton in a case over tithes of lambs and wool in the parish of Bishopton before William de Stanhop commissary of the official of Durham, following William's mandate on Wednesday before John ante portam latinam [3 May] to the dean of Darlington to sequestrate the tithes.
Dorse: names, John, William, Richard, Hugh, Robert, and Geoffrey, with [? autograph] signs, of brethren [of Sherburn].
Original [?]; parchment.
SHD 4/6. 3   Id. [10] June 1291
Dated at: Jedburgh. Mandate by the prior of Jedburgh papal judge-delegate, to the parish chaplain of Redmarshall, to cite fourteen parishioners of Bishopton, (nine names crossed through), Roger Punder, William Dennyng, <:Robert Welfed, Robert son of John Fowler, Nicholas Suter>:, John Bateman's widow, <:Roger son of Richard>:, Alice daughter of Philip, <:Thomas Arnalinanth, John de Carliolo>:, Thomas Howlyne, <:Cecilia Towrnay, Thomas smith, and Algot>:, to appear at Carlisle on Friday before John Baptist [22 June] to answer William de Halyeland dictus de Insula rector of [Bishop] Wearmouth [master of Sherburn Hospital].
Original [?]; parchment.
Seal: Seal, tongue and tie torn away [?].
SHD 4/7   4 Id. [10] Jan. 1290 [1291]
Dated atYork.
Mandate by the succentor of York papal judge-delegate, to William de Ellewyk rector of Elton, to cite Robert de Mersk vicar of Bishopton to appear at York on Tuesday before Conversion of Paul [23 January] in a case of appeal by the master and brethren of Sherburn poor-house against sentence.
Original [?]; parchment.
Seal: Seal, tongue and tie torn away [?].
SHD 4/8   Sunday after Conversion of Paul 1290 [28 January 1291].
Dated at Heighington.
Certificate by the dean of Darlington to the succentor of York, of execution of Mandate
Wednesday before Conversion of Paul 1290 [24 January 1291].
by the succentor of York papal judge-delegate, to the dean of Durham, to publish revocation of sentence by William de Stanhop commissary of the official of Durham against the master and brethren of Sherburn Hospital at the instance of Robert de Mersk vicar of Bishopton in a case over tithes of wool and lambs, to order the parishioners of Bishopton to pay the tithes to the master and brethren as of old, and to certify execution of mandate by Thursday before Peter in cathedra [15 February].
Parchment.
Seal: Seal missing, tongue; tie.
SHD 4/9   Friday before Luke [14 October] 1289
Dated at Holy Cross church, Edinburgh.
General mandate by the prior of Edinburgh O.S.A. commissary of the prior of Jedburgh papal judge-delegate, for publication of sentence of excommunication on Robert de Merske vicar of Bishopton for contumacy.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal missing, tongue; tie.
SHD 4/10   2 Id. [14] Oct. 1289
Dated at Edinburgh.
Notification by the prior of Edinburgh O.S.A. commissary of the prior of Jedburgh papal judge-delegate, of sentence of excommunication on Robert de Merske vicar of Bishopton for contumacy.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal missing, tongue; tie.
SHD 4/11   5 Id. [11] March 1291 [1292].
Dated at York.
Mandate by Thomas de Munckgate succentor of York papal judge-delegate, to William (de Stanhope over eras.) commissary of the (official over eras.) of Durham, to cite Robert de Merske to appear at York on the next law-day after Annunciation of B.V.M., to transmit under seal the proceedings before the official and himself in the case, to appear himself to answer for contempt, and to certify execution of mandate.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal, tongue and tie torn away.
SHD 4/12   No date [c.1291 - 1292].
Copy [s. xiii ex.].
Notification by the official of the court of York, to the succentor of York papal judge-delegate, of refusal of tuition appealed for by Robert de Mersk vicar of Bishopton in case of appeal between the master and brethren of Sherburn Hospital appellants and Robert, committed to the succentor by the apostolic see.
Dated at York; 15 Kal. Jan. [18 Dec.] 1291.
Letter by William de Munckgate [succentor of York] to Mr John de Scarteburg enclosing a letter of remission under his seal, obtained on payment of 3s. to Mr Nicholas de Ellerker, but reporting his lord's unwillingness to grant a citation with neither the bull nor the commission before him, and advising that they be brought to York.
Parchment
SHD 4/13   11 Kal. April 1291 [22 March 1292]
Dated at Newcastle.
Notification by W.de Stanhop chaplain to Mr Thomas de Monckgate succentor of York, of receipt at Newcastle on Monday before Benedict [19 March] of:
Mandate by Thomas de Monckegate succentor of York to William de Stanhop commissary of the official of Durham, as SHD 4/11 above (partly recited);
and of its execution in the citation of [Robert de Merske] and the transmission of proceedings under his seal, but excusing himself, having been unable to send proceedings as in the keeping of the notary of the court of Durham, then absent, and appealing to the apostolic see against further action against himself by the succentor.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal fragments on tongue; tie missing.
SHD 4/14   8 Kal. Oct. [24 September] 1294
Dated at Grindon.
Mandate by the dean of Darlington to all rectors, vicars and parochial chaplains of Darlington deanery, to publish:
Mandate by John de Roma canon of Areuens, fellow commissary with Thomas de Euesham canon of B.V.M. and Holy Angels [al. St Sepulchre] York of Mr Thomas de Munkegath succentor of York and papal judge-delegate, to deans of Durham and Darlington, to publish the condemnation of Robert de Merske vicar of Bishopton, plaintiff against the master and brethren of Sherburn Hospital in a case over tithes of wool and lambs, to pay the defendants expenses of £40 on pain of excommunication. Dated at York; 9 Kal. Aug. [24 July] 1294.
Parchment.
Seal: Four remaining tongues, (3) marked chaplain of Sockburn, with a fragment of seal, (4) marked chaplain of Neasham, and chaplain of Hurworth, with fragments of two seals.
SHD 4/15a   Tuesday after Leonard [7 November] '90.
Dated at Durham.
Acknowledgement by William de Stanhop priest to the succentor of York, of receipt of Mandate by the succentor of York, dated at York, 10 Kal. Nov. [23 October] 1290 papal judge-delegate by
Mandate by Pope Nicholas [IV], dated at Orvieto, Non. Aug. Pont. 3 [5 August 1290], to the succentor of York, following appeals by the master and brethren of Sherburn Hospital of the poor, over being brought by Robert de Merch vicar of Bishopton over tithes before William de Stanhop priest, commissary of the official of Durham, and over sentence against them by William notwithstanding their appeal.
to William de Stanhope priest, commissary of the official of Durham, against further action in the case, inviting him to appear at York on Wednesday after Martin [15 November], the day fixed for the appealed party to reply, and requiring return to the mandate.
stating his inability to be present on day and place stated.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal fragment on tongue; tie.
SHD 4/15b   3 Id. [13] May 1290
Appeal to apostolic see by William de Insula master of Sherburn Hospital, following sentence by William de Stanhope [commissary] of the official of Durham in case brought by Robert de Mersk vicar of Bishopton against [the master] and brethren of Sherburn Hospital over ti[thes].
Parchment, incomplete [cf. SHD 4/5 etc. above].
Seal: Seal, tongue and tie missing.
SHD 4/16   2 Id. [12] June 1291
Date at Jedburgh.
Commission by [the prior of Jedburgh: see 4/6, 4/9 and 4/10 above] papal judge-delegate to [...: Henry ?] Carleton canon of Beverley and .. dean of Christianity of Beverley, as subdelegates in a case between William de Halieland dictus de Insula rector (of [Bishop] Wearmouth) [master of Sherburn Hospital] plaintiff and [...] Roger de Staynton, Elstan of the same, Stephen Whyte's widow, Osbert Geldesow, William son of Roger de Staynton, Peter de Aclye, Hugh s[on of Jo]hn Fowl[...], [...] son of the priest, John son of Aylward, William W[...] de Hille, Robert Yerdale [?], Adam For[...], [... Bi]scop[ton] clerk, [parishioners ?].
Parchment, damaged.
Seal: Seal missing, tongue; tie.
SHD 4/17   [s. xiii med.]
[Commissioned arbitration of dispute between the master and brethren of Sherburn Hospital] and [Matthew ?] vicar of Bishopton over tithes of [lambs] and wool of his parish, granting [...] to Matthew for his life.
Original chirograph; parchment, incomplete [cf. SHD 4/2a above].
Seal: Seal(s) and tag(s) missing.
SHD 4/18   Sunday after Assumption [21 August] 1317
Dated at Sherburn.
Undertaking by William [de Norton] abbot of Blanchland to Lambert de Trikingham keeper and the brethren of the house of Sherburn, for payment of £24 for the corn-tithes of Newbiggin and [Little] Stainton [in the parish of Bishopton] for 1317, by halves at Pentecost and Michaelmas 1318, with mainpernors as principals for payment:
Undertaking by Thomas vicar of Bishopton, William Alsiluer and Nicholas son of John de Werdale, to Lambert de Trikingham keeper and the brethren of the house of Sherburn, for payment of £24 for the corn-tithes of Newbiggin and [Little] Stainton for 1317, at the said terms, constituting themselves as principal debtors and renouncing recourse to law to evade payment.
Parchment.
Seal: One seal and tag missing; three seals missing from tags labelled with names of mainpernors.
5. Redmarshall and Smallmoor
SHD 5/1
This is not now present.
See perhaps no. 42 in “A second calendar of Greenwell deeds”, Archaeologia Aeliana 4th series vii (1930), 99:
Grant by Adam carpenter de Redemerishille to Hugh de Fressnay and his wife Emma, of 4 acres and a selion, specified, in the field of Redmarshall.
Witnesses: Vincent de Redmeshille; Geoffrey de Holebec; William son of John; Richard Aulelyn; Adam Laubred.
SHD 5/2   [c.1260 - 1280]
Grant in fee by Hugh de Fresseny to Mr Roger de Seyton [master of Sherburn Hospital], of all land that Hugh had from Richard Derebouth in the vill and fields of Redmarshall, at the annual service set out in Richard's charter handed over by Hugh to Roger.
Witnesses: William lord of Thorpe; Richard his son; William de Wynterse; Hugh de Clyueland; Robert de Wytton; William de Hamsterle; Thomas Cnud; Roger Daneys of Bishopton; Ralph de Fynchale; William son of John de Redmershill; Ralph Granetar; Geoffrey janitor et al.
Parchment.
Seal: (Hugonis Frs), on tag.
Script: Hand as SHD 6/4 below.
SHD 5/3   [c.1265 - 1275]
Quitclaim by Agnes widow of Robert de Rummeseye to Mr Roger de Seyton keeper and the brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital, of common pasture in Smallmoor.
Witnesses: Geoffrey Russel, seneschal of Durham; Roger Bernard, constable of Durham; Alexander de Bydyk, sheriff of Durham; Roger de Eplingden; Walter de Ludeworth; Thomas de Whyteworth; Robert de Bruninghill et al.
Parchment.
Seal: Agnetis .irnedvras [?], on tag.
Printed: R. Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham i (1816), 287.
6. Cassop
SHD 6/1   [c.1220 - 1230]
Grant by Geoffrey de Caezhope son of William de Kent to his brother Stephen, of a house in Cassop with a toft 38 feet long and 24 feet wide, and the acre of land in the field of Cassop at the cross on the path from Cassop towards Kelloe, at 2d. a year, and owing multure, church dues and forinsec and intrinsec service for any stock over 1 cow and 5 sheep.
Witnesses: Roger de Penton, sheriff; Adam de Yelande; Robert de Amundeuilla; Roger Dauderi; John de Amundeuilla; Peter Harpin; William his son; Richard de Sireburne; William de Witewelle; Roger his son; Adam Merley; Alan de Pitingdone; Peter de Trillesdene; Simon de Windegate et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 6/2   [s. xiii med.]
Grant by Oliver de Hamsterley son of Stephen de Toftes to Richard chaplain of Hamsterley, for 1 mark, of property as in SHD 6/1, on terms as in SHD 6/1.
Witnesses: Ralph Damudevill; John de Wutton; Luke de Rocheford; John de Wudigfeld; Robert de Hameldun; Peter Harpin; Ralph Harpin; Aimery son of the arch[deacon ?]; Peter de Trillesden; Simon de Windisgate et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: (Oliveri), on tag cut from an unrelated [?] document.
SHD 6/3   [s. xiii med.]
Grant by Richard chaplain of Hamsterley to Robert servant of Oliver, in free marriage with Richard's sister Alice, of all his land in Cassop, comprising the toft and acre as in SHD 6/1, on terms as in Richard's charter from Oliver [SHD 6/2].
Witnesses: John de Rungeton; Thomas de Holum; William de Aula; Gilbert his brother; Leveneth; Roger de Holum.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 6/4   [c.1260 - 1280]
Quitclaim by William son of Alice de Hurthewrthe to Mr Roger de Seytone master and the brethren of the house of Sherburn, of one toft with 1 acre of land in Cassop, granted in free marriage by Richard chaplain of Hamsterley to William's father Robert.
Witnesses: Peter Harpyn of Thornley; William de Wyndegate; William Harpyn of the same; Walter de Ludewrthe; Richard de Trillesdene; Thomas de Kellawe; Alexander of the same; Bertram de Schyreburn; Roger de Lamton et al.
Parchment.
Seal: fragments on tag.
Script: Hand as SHD 5/2 above.
7. Hartlepool
SHD 7/1   [s. xiii med.]
Grant in fee-farm by Adam son of Roger ad Ponte de Feuersham and by his wife Alice, to William Kalabre, for 4 marks, of houses and land with buildings in Hartlepool between Hugh Cloket's land and William's land, at 5s. a year, with Alice undertaking a penalty of £20 and repayment of the 4 marks in the event of William being molested over the property in her widowhood, notwithstanding "constitucione in Anglia optenta de debitis repetendis. Nec etiam constitucione de duabus dietis in generali concilio edita".
Witnesses: Nicholas son of Lambert; H. Cloket; Gerard de Herterpol; H. de Colecestr; Ralph son of Alan; J. son of Wunok; Gilbert de Horneby; Reginald de Hert clerk et al.
Parchment.
Seal: Two, damaged, on tags.
SHD 7/2   [s. xiii med.]
Grant in free alms by William Carabil of Hartlepool to Martin de S. Cruce rector and the brethren of Sherburn infirmary, for sustenance for life in their house of Sherburn as in their charter, of his burgage in Hartlepool between the houses of Elias Carpenter and Richard son of Elias, at 2d. a year to the lord of Hartlepool and 4d. a year to Elias Carpenter, also bequeathing them all his goods.
Witnesses: Mr Patrick, official of the archdeacon of Durham; Nicholas son of Lambert; Richard son of Saher; Peter de Setun; Peter son of Nicholas; William son of Richard son of Saher; Benedict de Wetelaw; Benedict de Wyteby et al.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal and tag missing.
SHD 7/3   [s. xiii med.]
Grant by Alice widow of Adam de Fewersham and her son Richard to William Kalaber, for £5. 6s. 8d., quitclaiming all the land between that which belonged to Hugh Cloket and that given by William to the house of Sherburn, at service due to Robert de Brus, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Nicholas son of Lambert; Richard son of Saher; William his son; Gilbert de Horneby; Stephen son of Simon; Peter de Seton; William de Aclom; Richard Kalaber; John de Witon; Simon de Waynflet; Walter son of Stephen clerk et al.
Dorse: “Carta Alicie de Hertelpol de domo in qua habemus vii sol' ex dono Willelmi Calabre”, s. xiii/xiv.
Parchment.
Seal: One seal and tag missing, slits in turn-up; one seal (Ricardi filii Ade), on tag.
SHD 7/4   Martin in winter [11 November] 1323
Lease for 10 years, by the master and brethren of Sherburn Hospital to Thomas Kerrok of Hartlepool, of the built-up messuage in Northgate in Hartlepool, between the tenements of Agnes Craw on the north and of William Wade on the south, at 7s. a year, with Thomas responsible for repairs and roofing on entry, maintenance, subject to inspection by the mayor and other, and all tallages and mises, and having a 2-year extension of term in return, also first offer on any longer term or fee-farm, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: William son of Gilbert, mayor of Hartlepool; Thomas Lambert, bailiff of Hartlepool; John de Nesbyt et aliis cum clerico.
Chirograph; parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 7/5   Thursday after All Saints [7 November] 1364
Dated at Hartlepool.
Lease for 100 years, by Alan de Schutlyngdon master and the community of brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital, to Thomas de Schildon of Hartlepool and his wife Isabella, at 2s. a year, of a tenement in Northgate in Hartlepool, between those of Emmota de Croft on the north and of Thomas himself to the south, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Adam Bowsom, mayor of Hartlepool; John de Hesilden and John Goldesmyth, bailiffs of Hartlepool; John de Seton; Elias Whitrowt et al.
Chirograph; parchment.
Seal: missing, tag
SHD 7/6   10 May 1398
Dated at Hartlepool.
Lease for the lessees' lives, by John Burgeys master and the community of brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital, to John Dedynshale and his wife Beatrice, of a tenement once occupied by John Arthure in Fishergate in Hartlepool, between that of John de Thorisby and the vennel called Palinchare, at 10s. a year, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: John Wytrout, mayor of Hartlepool; William Slynggeby, bailiff of Hartlepool; John de Thorysby; Robert Bruntoft et al.
Chirograph; parchment.
Seal: fragments on two tags.
8. Gateshead
SHD 8/1   [s. xiii med.]
Sale by Robert son of Wido Lockes of Gateshead and his wife Marjory, to Brithmer son of Richard de Vrpeht, of all their land in Gateshead, between that of Martin Cappe and that of John de Coquina, owing 1d. a year to the bishop [of Durham], with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: John de Quoquina; Adam son of Amys; Elgi Lockes; Godfrey Fluckes; Nicholas de Hert; Robert de Partenay; Robert Pyan; Henry de Fonte; Walter Peg; William Hokes; Reginald son of Wido; Richard de Yreby; Geoffrey forester; John forester; Henry son of Norman; Roger Prv et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, two tags; a third tag torn away.
SHD 8/2   [s. xiii ex.]
Sale by Matilda de Vrpath to Roger de Tykhille, of all the land in Gateshead from the vennel of St Helen to the land once Patrick Miller's and from the highway to Brithmer smith's land, owing 1d. a year, with warranty undertaken and oath to John de Langeneuton chaplain and keeper of the chapel of St Edmund conf. Gateshead by Matilda attesting absence of coercion.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang; Roger dyer; John de Furnes; Thomas de Tykhill; Adam Amys; Jordan tailor; William Gategang; Stephen de Mora; Robert Stirk; Robert baker; John Hade; William scalimer; John Gollan; Alan marshall; Thomas Belle; William Hamelyn et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 8/3   [s. xiii ex.]
Sale by William Raynald burgess of Gateshead to Brithmer smith burgess of Gateshead, of all his land in Gateshead, between that of Gilbert Gategang and that of William Pylet, bought from Matilda daughter of Peter Syre of Gateshead, as in the charter between them, owing 6d. a year to the bishop of Durham and 12d. a year to the keeper of the B.V.M.'s altar in St Mary's church Gateshead, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang; Gilbert his son; John de Horton chaplain; Stephen de Mora; John Ade; John Gollan; Thomas Belle; William Hamelyn; Bartholomew floc; Adam Amys; Alan marshall; Jordan tailor; William Pylet et al.
Dorse: "de croftis ultra spittel loranum [?]", s. xiii/xiv.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 8/4   [s. xiii ex.]
Grant by Roger de Tykehill to Brithmer Locsmyth of Gateshead, quitclaiming for a sum the land with buildings between the vennel and the land that once belonged to Henry Orme and running from the highroad to the gable of a house bought by Brithmer from Matilda daughter of Stephen de Venello, owing 1d. a year to the bishop of Durham at the terms set in Gateshead, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang, bailiff; John de Coquina; Thomas Bell; Adam Amys; John de Surteys; John Ade; William Gategang; Matthew marshall; Thomas de Tykehill; Alan marshall et al.
Dorse: "terra iuxta venellum Multurgif [?]", s. xiii/xiv.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 8/5   [s. xiii ex.]
Grant by Robert Aviz chaplain to Walter de Backeworth and his wife Matilda Modoc, for their lives, of the land with buildings in Gateshead running from the highroad to the wall between land once belonging to Thomas Niue and that of Sander Scot in St Helen's vicus, at 6d. a year to Robert, 12d. a year to St Mary's chantry in the mother church of Gateshead, and farm due to the bishop of Durham, with reversion to Ralph de Heton's heirs and failing them to the said chantry.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang; Gilbert his son, bailiff of Gateshead; Mr Robert de Doxford chaplain; Roger de Boldon chaplain; Thomas de Tichill; John Ade; Stephen de Mora; William le Chaloner; Adam del Bowes; Jordan tailor; Richard Belle; Simon sadler; William Gategang et al.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal and tag missing, slits in turn-up.
SHD 8/6
This is now Durham CRO D/Sh.H.900.
SHD 8/7   Martin in winter [11 November] 1292
Agreement between Alice widow of Roger Kerrog, and John de Malum and his wife Matilda, for the setting at farm for 20 years by Alice, with the assent of her son and heir Richard, to John and Matilda, for a sum, of one selion of arable land in the crofts of St Helen's vicus [Gateshead] on the south, running from the wall to the bishop's demesne between land held at farm by John from Odenel de Byrteleye's heirs and land once belonging to Henry de Coquina, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang junior, bailiff of Gateshead; Thomas de Tichill; John Ade; Jordan tailor; Roger de Munketon; John de Hill; Robert Solyer; Richard Cholle; Walter Suteler; Gilbert weaver et al.
Chirograph; parchment.
Seal: Seals missing, two tags; a third tag torn away, slits in turn-up.
SHD 8/8   Purification of B.V.M. 1293 [2 February 1294]
Agreement between William de Witelawe and his wife Isolda, and John de Malum, for the demise for 12 years by William and Isolda to John, for a sum, of a rent of 14d. a year from Thomas Bovan for land held in fee, with John having first offer for 6d. should the rent be sold.
Witnesses: Thomas de Tichill; Thomas Belle; Roger de Oseworth; Elias missor; William ad Ryuulum et al.
Chirograph; parchment.
Seal: fragments on tag.
SHD 8/9   [s. xiii ex.]
Relinquishment by Matilda the younger, daughter of Brithmer smith of Gateshead, of claim to the moiety of the lands, tenements and assized rents of the late Brithmer and his wife Alice apportioned to her sister Matilda the elder, also quitclaiming to Matilda the elder land in Gateshead between that of Clement de Douere and that once held by Richard Kal, assigned to her by Brithmer after the death of her aunts Agnes and Matilda.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang junior, bailiff of Gateshead; Thomas de Tychill; John Ade; Stephen de Mora; Robert de Milneburn; Jordan tailor; Richard Cholle; Adam tailor; Robert le Chaloner; Robert weaver et al.
Dorse: "Retro sinchirau", s. xiii/xiv.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 8/10   [s. xiii med.-ex.]
Grant in fee-farm by Hervey son of Lilla to Peter Painter, of a house on the land of the church of the B.V.M. in Gateshead once belonging to Elias Berd and granted in fee-farm to Hervey by the late Alan Gategang, at 6s. a year to Hervey and 2s. a year to the parson of St Mary's church Gateshead, with provision for resumption for non-payment, and warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: William, Nigel, Robert Auiz, chaplains; John de Coquina; Henry de Pontefracto; Elgi Lockes; Richard Malgero; Robert de Partenay; Thorald de Partenai; John Theu; Hugh clerk et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 8/11   [s. xiii ex.]
Grant by Richard son and heir of Roger Kerrok and by his mother Alice Kerrok, to John de Mallum, for a sum, of land in Gateshead running from the highroad in St Helen's vicus to the bishop of Durham's demesne between land once belonging to Odelyne de Birteley and that of Isabella de Coquina, at 1 grain of pepper a year and owing farm to the bishop of Durham, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang, bailiff of Gateshead; John his brother; Bartholomew Flokes; Thomas de Tychill; Robert Stirk; John Ade; Richard Choll; Robert Chaluner; William Lythfot clerk et al.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal missing, tag; seal fragments on second tag.
SHD 8/12   Wednesday after Ambrose [8 April] 1304
Dated at Gateshead.
Grant by John de Malmun of Gateshead to his son Thomas, of 2 selions of land with buildings in Gateshead, one with a grange on it and running from the road of St Helen's well to the bishop of Durham's demesne between land of Roger Oter to the east and of John de Coquina to the west, and the other selion running from a messuage once belonging to Robert de Scocia and his wife Isabella to Colestretes between land of John Reynald to the south and of Thomas son of Richard to the north, owing farm due to the bishop of Durham, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang, bailiff of Gateshead; John Ade; Thomas Myles; Simon Bonny; Robert le Chaloner; William de Brouneswald; John Cholle; John son of Robert le Colyer; William de Allerton; Adam Stute et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 8/13   Friday before Margaret v. [18 July] 1309
Dated at Gateshead.
Grant by James Gategang of Gateshead to William Yhoteson and his wife Christiana, of one burgage in vicus of St Mary Char' Gateshead, 45 feet long and 16 feet wide, between those of James and of William, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Alan Gategang; Peter de Lewe; John Horner; Peter Lister; John Cambar et multis al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 8/14
This is now Durham CRO D/Sh.H.1038.
SHD 8/15   [s. xiii ex.]
Quitclaim by William Scot and his wife Alice de Coquina to John de Malum burgess of Gateshead, for a sum, of one forge in Gateshead, between John's forge and the forge once belonging to Henry Hoker.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang, bailiff of Gateshead; Thomas de Tichill; John Ade; Roger de Munketon; Stephen de Mora; Robert Nedeler; Nicholas tailor et al.
Parchment.
Seal: Seals missing, two tags.
SHD 8/16   [s. xiii ex.]
Grant in fee-farm by John de Malum burgess of Gateshead to Richard Cholle burgess of Gateshead, of 2 selions in the field of Gateshead on the west, running from John's courtyard to Roger Gategang's garden between Richard's land and Roger's, at 16d. a year, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang, bailiff of Gateshead; Thomas de Tichill; Robert de Gatisheued; German tinator; Alan Rose; John quarior; William rocar et al.
Chirograph; parchment.
Seal: Seal fragment (Rica[.. ..]ool) on tag.
SHD 8/17   Wednesday after John ante portam latinam [8 May] 1313.
Dated at Gateshead.
Grant in tail by Gilbert son and heir of John de Mallom to Adam Gunter and his wife Isolda, of all his land in Gateshead running from the highroad to Colstret between Robert Godibur's land and John de Coquina's, at 3s. a year, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Thomas del Bowes, bailiff [of Gateshead]; Gilbert Gategang; John Gategang; Thomas de Vaus; Bartholomew Floke; William de Bruneswalth; Richard Bridok; John Choll et al.
Chirograph [?]; parchment.
Seal: missing, tag
SHD 8/18   Wednesday Valentine 1329 [14 February 1330]
Dated at Sherburn.
Appointment by the master, brethren and sisters of St Mary Magdalene's hospital Sherburn, of William de Huntyngdon chaplain, to take seisin of all lands and tenements in Gateshead once of Gilbert de Malum chaplain, as in his charter to them.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal missing, tongue; tie torn away.
SHD 8/19   Wednesday before Easter [17 April] 1337
Dated at Gateshead.
Lease for 30 years, by Thomas de Heswell master and the brethren and sisters of St Mary Magdalene's hospital Sherburn, to Peter de Lewe burgess of Gateshead, of the built-up messuage in Gateshead between John Camber's land and Colyerchere, at 5s. a year, with provision for resumption for arrears, and with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Hugh de Hetham, head bailiff of Gateshead; John Gategang; Walter Porter; James Gatetang; Thomas de Vaux; John Camber; William Walays; Thomas Joy; Roger Fabyan; et multis al.
Chirograph; parchment.
Seal: Seal fragment, tag.
SHD 8/20   Thursday Cuthbert in September [4 September] 1365
Dated at Sherburn.
Lease for 40 years, by Alan de Schutlyngdon master and the community of brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital, to William Miller burgess of Gateshead, of the built-up messuage in Gateshead between land once belonging to John Camber and Colyercher [cf.SHD 8/19], and of 1 acre of arable land between land once belonging to Alan Gategang on both sides below Cabandykes, at 10s. a year, with provision for resumption for arrears, and with warranty undertaken.
Original chirograph; parchment.
Seal: Seal and tag torn away [?].
SHD 8/21   [s. xiii ex.]
Grant by William Gorlewald of Gateshead to John son of late William de Horton of Gateshead, for a sum, of all the land between that of William Bannok and that once belonging to Lambert forestar, owing farm due to [the bishop] of Durham, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Gilbert Gategang; Thomas de Tykhill; Stephen de Mora; John de Furnes; John Ade; Jordan tailor; William Gategang; Robert Stirke; Thomas Pylet et al. multis.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal and tag missing, slits in turn-up.
SHD 8/22   [s. xiii ex.]
Grant by Richard de Yeland knight to his son William de Yeland, of a rent of 8d. a year with all right in the land with buildings in Gateshead held of Richard by John de Malum and Robert Nedeler and whatever land lies between Roger Berman's to the south and William de Pimeland's to the north, at a clove a year, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: John de Marmeduc, John de Farnacres, knights; John de Osewrth; John de Byrteley; John de Kybeleswrth; Gilbert Gategang; Gilbert his son; John Ade; Robert dictus Colyer et multis al.
Dorse: "De terra pimeland", s. xiii/xiv.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
SHD 8/23   Sunday before Ambrose [2 April] 1312
Dated at Gateshead.
Quitclaim by Isolda daughter of John Carpentar of Gateshead widow of William de Bovington, to Gilbert son and heir of John de Mallum of Gateshead, of a messuage in Gateshead, running from the common stream to the road between Gilbert's land on one side and on the other lands of Richard son of Elias de Estherington and his wife Isabella, of Alan sadler, once of Adam de Quycham, and of Bartholomew Flockes.
Witnesses, all being of Gateshead: Gilbert son of Gilbert Gategang; John Gategang; Bartholomew Flockes; Thomas de Bowes; Thomas de Vaus; William de Brouneswald; Lambert de Quycham; John Cholle; William de Allerton; Hugh dyer; Walter de Creykes et al.
Parchment.
Seal: missing, tag.
9. Coxhoe
SHD 9/1
This is now Durham CRO D/Sh.H.1037.
Printed: R. Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham i (1816), 289.
SHD 9/2   [s. xiii med.]
Grant by Martin de S. Cruce [master of Sherburn Hospital ?], to Gervase Burel, of 1 bovate with toft in the vill of Coxhoe that Martin had by grant of Peter farmer of the vill, at 6d. a year to light of St Mary Magdalene in Sherburn chapel, a pair of gloves or 1d. to Peter, with warranty undertaken.
Witnesses: Thomas de Heryngton; Robert de Rumeseye; Peter de Myddelham; Geoffrey de Cockesho clerk; Ralph de Corneford; Bertram de Schyreburn; John de Laxton et al.
Parchment.
Seal: Seal missing, tag with seal-cover from same figured material as DCRO D/Sh.H. 587 (see below SHD 9/3).
SHD 9/3
This is now Durham CRO D/Sh.H.587.
Printed: R. Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham i (1816), 290.
SHD 9/4
This is now Durham CRO D/Sh.H.586.
Printed: R. Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham i (1816), 290.
10. Bishop Auckland
SHD 10/1   24 April 1630
Office copy.
24 May [Pont.] 14 [1451].
Licence for alienation in mortmain, by Robert [Neville, bishop of Durham], following inquest by his escheator Geoffrey Middleton, for Nicholas Hulme and Adam Morland chaplains to grant to John Marshall master and the brethren and sisters of Sherburn Hospital 4 burgages held of the bishop in North Auckland, one in the Market Place between burgages of John Hackford chaplain of the chantry of B.V.M. in St Andrew's church Auckland and of William Baty, one between burgages of William Pollard and of Robert Baker, the third on the west of Newgate between burgages of William Wilkinson on both sides, and the fourth on the east of Newgate between burgages of William Eure knight on both sides.
Paper    4 sheets.
cf. The Thirty-Fourth Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records (1873), App. p. 205.