Durham Cathedral Archive: Communar's Cartulary
Introduction
Contents
Arrangement
Bibliography

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD-Com-Cart
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: Communar's Cartulary
Dates of creation: late 15th century
Extent: 55 parchment leaves, with one modern flyleaf at each end.
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Durham Cathedral Priory
Language: Latin

Contents

The Communar's deeds & Cartulary
Almost all the deeds relating to the estate administered by the monastic communar apparently survive. The reconstruction of the arrangement of the deeds, see below, leaves very few gaps that are not represented by extant original documents. On the other hand no medieval repertory of the communar's deeds survives, and it was presumably for this reason that Canon Greenwell did not attempt to reconstruct the class, as he did with the almoner's, Finchale and sacrist's deeds; unlike those deeds almost all the communar's deeds remain in the class Miscellaneous Charters, where they were listed in the mid-nineteenth century, very largely in a single block.
The deeds have suffered some damage since the beginning of the sixteenth century. This is clear when the originals are compared with the copies found in the communar's cartulary, for instance Misc. Chs 1964, 1980 and 2126. Such comparisons also reveal, however, that the scribe of the cartulary made a significant number of errors in copying the originals; some of the more conspicuous are noted in the description of the cartulary.
The arrangement of the deeds seems to have been largely the work of the energetic archivist Thomas Swalwell, monk of Durham c.1483-1539: the references on the dorse of the documents and in the margins of the cartulary are in his distinctive hand, apart from a small number of documents not classified as communar's deeds until the seventeenth century. Several groups of deeds had older numbers, see below, and an existing arrangement may lie behind the fact that some of the sections created by Swalwell start with documents concerning older holdings; the fifth and eighth sections are examples. To a lesser extent traces of the same pattern are perhaps to be seen in the cartulary, but in general the order in which documents were copied into the cartulary was somewhat haphazard, with, for instance, documents relating to Morton Tinmouth intervening, f.13v-14r, in the large block of ill-organized documents relating to property in the city of Durham, f.10r-49r.
The fact that the cartulary does not follow Swalwell's arrangement of the documents suggests that it was compiled before he made his arrangement; this is supported by the fact that his references were added to the original captions in the margins of the cartulary. The latest document found in the cartulary is a lease dated 12 March 1477/8; the scribe of the cartulary was responsible for the great majority of entries for the period 1490-1499 in Priory Register V (f.9v-51v). Moreover, although there is no reason to think that the cartulary is incomplete, it does not contain copies of all the documents that Swalwell classified as communar's deeds. While a significant proportion of those omitted are the counterparts of leases of communar's property, other omissions lack any obvious rationale, and so it is possible that some documents were put with the communar's deeds after the cartulary had been compiled; examples may well be two documents (Misc.Ch. 2100-1) apparently relating to Desborough (Northants.), whose endorsements reveal ignorance on the part of the fifteenth-century monastic archivist and Swalwell's belief that the property lay in Scotland.
The surviving identified deeds
A table of the various numbers used to identify these can be downloaded.
(a) the current reference of each of the identified communar's deeds;
(b) the late medieval reference found on the dorse, or, where this is missing, the reference added in the margin beside the copy of the document in the communar's cartulary, or, in one or two cases, the reference that can be deduced from the reconstruction of the arrangement of the deeds;
(c) a reference to the folio in the communar's cartulary on which a copy of the document is to be found, many being the references added on the dorse by Thomas Swalwell, here silently corrected in the small number of cases where they are in error;
(d) an indication of when the first descriptive endorsement was put on the documents by a monastic archivist, except that this is left blank when the endorsement can be dated to the earlier fifteenth century, as is the case with most of the documents; the abbrevation “T.S.” stands for Thomas Swalwell, and “P.D.” for post-Dissolution.

Accession details

Part of the medieval archive of Durham Cathedral Priory placed in the care of Durham University by Durham Dean and Chapter in 1948.

Conditions of access

Open for consultation.

Copyright and copying

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Sub-Librarian, Special Collections (e-mail PG.Library@durham.ac.uk) and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material

Arrangement

Conspectus of contents:
f.1r-9r Cleatlam
f.10r-11r Durham, South Street
f.11r Durham, Crossgate
f.11r-13r Durham, South Street
f.13r-v Durham, Crossgate & Gilesgate
f.13v-14r Morton Tinmouth
f.14r-v Durham, Fleshergate
f.14v-15r Durham, Marketplace - Cornerbooth
f.15r-v Durham, Old Durham, etc.
f.15v Durham, Swaloppleys
f.15v-16r Durham, meadow beside the cemetery of St Thomas' chapel
f.16r Durham Durham, 2 burgages + meadow as f.15v-16r
f.16r-v Hett
f.16v-18r Newcastle
f.18r Durham, Old Borough field, Allergate
f.18v Durham, Framwellgate
f.18v-19r Durham, Crossgate
f.19r Durham, Crossgate garden
f.19r Durham, Crossgate meadow
f.19v Durham, Fleshergate
f.19v-20r Durham, Crossgate Slateracre
f.20r Durham, Old Borough land
f.20r-v Durham, South Street
f.20v Durham, South Street / Milburngate
f.21r Durham, Framwellgate gildhouse rent
f.21r Durham, South Street
f.21r-v Durham, Crossgate Paytefyncroft
f.21v-22r Durham, Crossgate 5 roods of land
f.22r-v Durham, Crossgate
f.22v-23r Durham, Crossgate Slateracre
f.23r Durham and Edmundbyers
f.23r-24r Durham, Crossgate
f.24v-25v Durham, Elvet: Swallopleys and Mountjoy
f.25v-26v Durham, Elvet barony
f.26v-27r Durham, Swallopleys
f.27r-28r Durham, Old Elvet
f.28r-32r Durham, Claypath
f.32r Durham, Gilesgate
f.32v-33v Durham, Claypath
f.33v Durham, Gilesgate
f.33v-34v Durham, Claypath
f.34r-35r Durham, meadow beside the cemetery of St Thomas' chapel
f.35r-37v Durham, Claypath
f.37v-39v Durham,Gilesgate
f.39v-41r Durham, North Bailey
f.41r-v Durham et al.
f.41v-42r Durham, Dryburnhouse al. Bowdale manor, Claypath, North Bailey
f.42r-47r Durham, North Bailey
f.47r-48r Durham, South Bailey
f.48v-49r Codesley
f.49v-50r Edmundbyers, and Durham Framwellgate
f.50r-v Kirk Merrington, and Ferryhill
f.50v-53r Hett
f.53r Tursdale
f.53v-54v Moorsley
f.54v-55v Rainton
f.55v Eryom mill rent

Processing

Calendared by Alan Piper 1975 x 1992. His Wordperfect file was input to XMetal by Michael Stansfield in 2006.

Alternative forms

A negative microfilm is available at PGFilm 125

Bibliography

G.R.C. Davis, Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain (1958), no. 344.


Handlist

f.i
Tipped to f.i verso   late 14th century
Former binding-liner, made from a single leaf of a service-book, containing a three-part musical setting of Gloria in excelsis troped with Spiritus et alme.
Size: 395 x 265mm
Described in Brian Crosby, A Catalogue of Durham Cathedral Music Manuscripts, (Oxford 1986), p.9-10.
Image and bibliography available on the Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music website at www.diamm.ac.uk.
f.1-55
f.1r
“Euidencie concernentes Officium Communiarii Dunelm”, written as a heading across the top.
f.1r
Misc.Ch. 2057 omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.1r
Misc.Ch. 2056 omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.1r-v
Misc.Ch. 2059 omitting the last 10 witnesses.
f.1v
Misc.Ch. 2058.
f.2r
cf. Misc.Ch. 2085 / 2089.
f.2r
Misc.Ch. 2063.
f.2r
Misc.Ch. 2062.
f.2v
Misc.Ch. 2061.
f.2v
Misc.Ch. 2060 omitting “filii Walteri” of the grantor's name.
f.2v-3r
Misc.Ch. 2055.
f.3r
Misc.Ch. 2066“Petri & Pauli” for “Philippi & Iacobi” in the dating.
f.3r
Misc.Ch. 2071.
f.3r-v
Misc.Ch. 2070.
f.3v
Misc.Ch. 2072.
f.3v-4r
Misc.Ch. 2069.
f.4r
Misc.Ch. 2075 with a number for Misc.Ch. 2107, cf. f.7v below.
f.4r-v
Misc.Ch. 2064.
f.4v
Misc.Ch. 2065 omitting all witnesses; “anastasij” and “CCC” for “Ambrosii” and “CC” in the dating.
f.4v-5r
Misc.Ch. 2073 omitting the last 2 witnesses and a clause on the dorse.
f.5v
Misc.Ch. 2081.
f.6r-v
Misc.Ch. 2080.
f.6v-7r
Misc.Ch. 2092.
f.7r
Misc.Ch. 2078 with a number for Misc.Ch. 2137, cf. f.7v above.
f.7r-v
Misc.Ch. 2076 or Misc.Ch. 2077.
f.7v
Misc.Ch. 2137 with a number for Misc. Ch. 2078, cf. f.7r above.
f.7v
Misc.Ch. 2107 with a number for Misc. Ch. 2075, cf. f.4r above.
f.8r
Misc.Ch. 2094.
f.8r-v
Misc.Ch. 2093.
f.8v
Misc.Ch. 2079.
f.8v
Misc.Ch. 2090.
f.8v-9r
Misc.Ch. 2091.
f.9r
Misc.Ch. 2067.
f.9v
Blank.
f.10r
Misc.Ch. 1913, 3rd and 4th witnesses garbled.
f.10r
Misc.Ch. 1955, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.10r-v
Misc.Ch. 1920.
f.10v
Misc.Ch. 1916.
f.10v-11r
Misc.Ch. 1926.
f.11r
Misc.Ch. 1973.
f.11r
Misc.Ch. 1979.
f.11r-v
Misc.Ch. 1921.
f.11v
Misc.Ch. 1923, “Februarij” for “septembr”; notarial subscription abbreviated.
f.12r
Misc.Ch. 6772, with “Marcij” for “Maij” in the date.
f.12r
Misc.Ch. 1919, with “Marcij” for “Maij” in the date.
f.12r
Misc.Ch. 1927.
f.12r
Misc.Ch. 1922.
f.12v
Misc.Ch. 1925.
f.12v
Misc.Ch. 1914.
f.12v-13r
Misc.Ch. 1928.
f.13r
Misc.Ch. 1929.
f.13r
Misc.Ch. 1924.
f.13r-v
Misc.Ch. 1984.
f.13v    27 June [1476]
Grant by Robert Bell and Alice his wife to Thomas Steyll chaplain and Edmund Bell of one toft and one croft and 7 acres of land and meadow in Morton Tinmouth granted to Robert and Alice by John Tod lately of Bolam.
Date: Morton Tinmouth, 27 June 16 Edward IV.
Added marginal number: [1a Comm.] 44.
f.13v   7 April [1476]
Grant by John Tod lately of Bolam to Robert Bell and Alice his wife of one toft and one croft and 7 acres of land and meadow in Morton Tinmouth.
Date: 7 April 16 Edward IV.
Added marginal number: [1a Comm.] 42.
f.14r
Misc.Ch. 5365.
f.14r   7 April [1476]
Appointment by John Tod lately of Bolam of Richard Alwent esquire and William Burton as his attornies to deliver seisin to Robert Bell and Alice his wife of one toft one croft and 7 acres of land and meadow in Morton Tinmouth.
Date: 7 April 16 Edward IV.
Added marginal number: [1a Comm.] 43.
f.14r-v   12 May 1465
Lease by Richard [Bell] prior and the convent of Durham to William Cornforth of Durham mercer of one burgage in Fleshergate Durham, 8 ells long and 6 ells wide, between the Cornerbooth [Marketplace] on the north and one burgage of the Trinity chantry on the south, for 79 years from next Pentecost, at 8s. a year.
Date: Durham, 12 May 1465.
Added marginal number: 37".
f.14v-15r
Misc. Ch. 2015.
f.15r-v
Misc.Ch. 2125.
f.15v
Misc.Ch. 1899.
f.15v-16r
Misc.Ch. 1956.
f.16r
Misc.Ch. 1957.
f.16r
Misc.Ch. 1861 omitting the 4th witness.
f.16r-v
Misc.Ch. 2112.
f.16v
Misc.Ch. 2097
f.16v-17r
Misc.Ch. 2098, 4th witness “Hugone” for “Iohanne”; omitting the last 8 witnesses.
f.17r-v
Misc.Ch. 2096, omitting the last 8 witnesses.
f.17v
Misc.Ch. 2095*, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.17v-18r
Misc.Ch. 2095, omitting the last 7 witnesses.
f.18r
Misc.Ch. 1932.
f.18r
Misc.Ch. 1938.
f.18v
Misc.Ch. 1930.
f.18v-19r
Misc.Ch. 1990.
f.19r
Misc.Ch. 1971.
f.19r
Misc.Ch. 6769.
f.19v
Misc.Ch. 2421.
f.19v-20r
Misc.Ch. 1963, “October” for “December”; omitting the last witness.
f.20r
Misc.Ch. 1967 omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.20r
Misc.Ch. 1964.
f.20r-v
Misc.Ch. 1911, omitting the 3rd and last 5 witnesses.
f.20v
Misc.Ch. 1912, omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.20v
Misc.Ch. 1939.
f.21r
Misc.Ch. 1934, 2nd witness garbled; omitting the last 6 witnesses.
f.21r
Misc.Ch. 1937, omitting the office of the last witness.
f.21r-v
Misc.Ch. 1976, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.21v
Misc.Ch. 1977, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.21v-22r
Misc.Ch. 1987, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.22r
Misc.Ch. 2049, omitting the last 6 witnesses.
f.22r-v
Misc.Ch. 1965, omitting the last 5 witnesses.
f.22v
Misc.Ch. 1961, omitting the last 5 witnesses.
f.22v
Misc.Ch. 1968 or Misc.Ch. 1969, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.22v-23r
Misc.Ch. 1991.
f.23r
Misc.Ch. 1931.
f.23r
Misc.Ch. 1985, omitting the last 6 witnesses.
f.23r
Misc.Ch. 1960, omitting the last 8 witnesses.
f.23v   15 March 1296
Quit-claim by Thomas Blagrys toJohn of Howden and Margaret his wife to an annual rent of 3s which they used to pay to him for a burgage which Thomas of Pontefract formerly held of him in Crossgate in Durham.
Witnesses: Thomas son of William son of Hugh and others.
Dated: Durham, Thursday after St Gregory the pope, 1295.
Was [6a Comm.] 6
f.23v
Misc.Ch. 1966, omitting the last 5 witnesses.
f.23v
Misc.Ch. 1959, omitting the last 12 witnesses.
f.24r
Misc.Ch. 1970, omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.24v
Misc.Ch. 1900, omitting the last 7 witnesses.
f.24v-25r
Misc.Ch. 1906, omitting the last 6 witnesses.
f.25r
Misc.Ch.1904 or Misc.Ch. 1905, omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.25r-v
Misc.Ch. 1904 or Misc.Ch. 1905, omitting all witnesses and dating.
f.25v
Misc.Ch. 1901, omitting the last 4 witnesses; year corrected, s. xvi in.
f.25v
Misc.Ch. 1903, omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.25v-26r
Misc.Ch. 1892, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.26r
Misc.Ch. 1908, omitting the last 3 witnesses and “tercio” from the dating; “Edwardi” for “Oswaldi”.
f.26r-v
Misc.Ch. 1902, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.26v
Misc.Ch. 1910, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.26v-27r
Misc.Ch. 1907.
f.27r
Misc.Ch. 1893, omitting the last 9 witnesses.
f.27r-v
Misc.Ch.1894, omitting the last 6 witnesses.
f.27v
Misc.Ch. 1909, omitting the last 2 witnesses, court and Acta coram.
f.27v-28r
Misc.Ch. 1896.
f.28r
Misc.Ch. 1858, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.28v
Misc.Ch. 1884.
f.28v
Misc.Ch. 1850, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.28v-29r
Misc.Ch. 1881, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.29r
Misc.Ch. 1876, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.29v
Misc.Ch. 1854, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.29v
Misc.Ch. 1889, omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.29v-30r
Misc.Ch. 1871.
f.30r
Misc.Ch. 1885.
f.30r-v
Misc.Ch. 1868, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.30v
Misc.Ch. 1845, omitting the last witness; year “secundo” for “septimo”.
f.30v
Misc.Ch. 1890.
f.31r
Misc.Ch. 1848, omitting the 4th witness.
f.31r-v
Misc.Ch. 1856, omitting the last 5 witnesses.
f.31v
Misc.Ch. 1880, omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.31v
Misc.Ch. 1878, omitting “quadragesimo” from the dating.
f.31v-32r
Misc.Ch. 1865.
f.32r
Misc.Ch. 1862, omitting “vicesimo” in the regnal year.
f.32r
Misc.Ch. 1948.
f.32v
Misc.Ch. 1855.
f.32v
Misc.Ch. 1867.
f.32v-33r
Misc.Ch. 1851.
f.33r
Misc.Ch. 1873.
f.33r
Misc.Ch. 1886, omitting the last 13 witnesses.
f.33r-v
Misc.Ch. 1888.
f.33v
Misc.Ch. 1945, omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.33v-34r
Misc.Ch. 1875, omitting the 2nd witness' first name and the last 7 witnesses.
f.34r
Misc.Ch. 1853, omitting the last 6 witnesses.
f.34r-v
Misc.Ch. 1879, omitting the 5th and last 2 witnesses.
f.34v
Misc.Ch. 1864, 3rd witness “William” for “Walter”.
f.34v-35r
Misc.Ch. 1859, omitting the last 7 witnesses.
f.35r
Misc.Ch. 1852, omitting the 3rd and last 4 witnesses.
f.35r-v
Misc.Ch. 1872, omitting the last 2 witnesses; year “xlmo” for “quinquagesimo”.
f.35v
Misc.Ch. 1847, omitting the last 6 witnesses.
f.35v-36r
Misc.Ch. 1857, omitting the 3rd and last 5 witnesses.
f.36r
Misc.Ch. 1887.
f.36r-v
Misc.Ch. 1866, omitting the last 5 witnesses.
f.36v
Misc.Ch. 1860.
f.36v
Misc.Ch. 1874, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.36v-37r
Misc.Ch. 1846, omitting the last 5 witnesses.
f.37r
Misc.Ch. 1869, omitting the 3rd-9th and last 5 witnesses; cf. Misc.Ch. 1882.
f.37r-v
Misc.Ch. 6767.
f.37v-38r
Misc.Ch. 1951, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.38r
Misc.Ch. 1941, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.38r-v
Misc.Ch. 1891, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.38v
Misc.Ch. 1947.
f.38v
Misc.Ch. 1949, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.38v-39r
Misc.Ch. 1950, omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.39r
Misc.Ch. 1952, omitting the last 5 witnesses.
f.39r-v
Misc.Ch. 1953 abbreviated.
f.39v
Misc.Ch. 1946, omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.39v
Misc.Ch. 1954, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.39v-40r
Misc.Ch. 1816, omitting the last 7 witnesses.
f.40r
2.16.Spec.13, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.40r-v
Misc. Ch. 1832, omitting the last 11 witnesses.
f.40v
Misc.Ch. 1830, omitting the 3rd witness.
f.40v-41r
Misc.Ch. 1822, omitting the penultimate witness.
f.41r
Misc.Ch. 1821, omitting the last 5 witnesses.
f.41r-v
Misc.Ch. 1841.
f.41v
Misc.Ch. 1818, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.41v-42r
Misc.Ch. 1831, omitting the penultimate witness.
f.42r
Misc.Ch. 1809, omitting the last 6 witnesses.
f.42r-v
Misc.Ch. 1834, omitting the last 6 witnesses.
f.42v-43r
Misc.Ch. 1813 abbrev.; omitting all witnesses.
f.43r
Misc.Ch. 1820.
f.43r-v
Misc.Ch. 1829, omitting the last 3 witnesses.
f.43v-44r
Misc.Ch. 1810.
f.44r
Misc.Ch. 1840.
f.44r-v
Misc.Ch. 1842, omitting the last 8 witnesses.
f.44v-45r
Misc.Ch. 1817, omitting the last witness.
f.45r
Misc.Ch. 1836.
f.45r
Misc.Ch. 1839.
f.45r-v
Misc.Ch. 1837.
f.45v-46r
Misc.Ch. 1814, dating garbled.
f.46r
Misc.Ch. 1819.
f.46r-v
Misc.Ch. 1824.
f.46v
Misc.Ch. 1833, dating abbreviated.
f.46v-47r
Misc.Ch. 1823.
f.47r
Misc.Ch. 2349, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.47r-v
Misc.Ch. 2465, omitting the 2nd and last 5 witnesses.
f.47v
Misc.Ch. 2522.
f.47v-48r
Misc.Ch. 2000, omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.48r
Misc.Ch. 1838.
f.48r
Misc.Ch. 2414, abbreviated.
f.48v
Misc.Ch. 2052, omitting the last 7 witnesses.
f.48v
Misc.Ch. 1983 dating “ante” for “post”; omitting the last 9 witnesses.
f.48v-49r
Misc.Ch. 1989, omitting the last 5 witnesses.
f.49r
Misc.Ch. 1980, omitting the last 5 witnesses.
f.49v
Misc.Ch. 2133, names of two witnesses garbled.
f.49v
Misc.Ch. 2134, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.49v-50r
Misc.Ch. 2048, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.50r
Misc.Ch. 2135.
f.50r
Misc.Ch. 2126.
f.50r-v
Misc.Ch. 2124.
f.50v
Misc.Ch. 2054, omitting the last witness.
f.50v
Misc.Ch. 2127.
f.50v-51r
Misc.Ch. 2114*, omitting the last 5 witnesses.
f.51r-52r
Misc.Ch. 2119.
f.52r
Misc.Ch. 2110, omitting the 1st and last 4 witnesses.
f.52r
Misc.Ch. 2111, omitting the last 2 witnesses.
f.52r-v   23 August 1322
Licence (indented) by William de Hett for a grant in free alms by John de Cotom chaplain to the prior and convent of Durham of 1 acre of land on Brerilawe in Hett field bought from Christiana de Kellow and held of William.
Date: Durham, 23 August 1332.
Added marginal number: 13 [cf. 2a Comm. ?]
Variant form of Misc.Ch. 2112, f.16r-v above.
f.52v   10 April 1342
Grant by John son of Richard of Mainsforth clerk to the prior and convent of Durham of all his goods in Hett.
Date: Durham, 10 April 1342.
Added marginal number: [2a Comm.] 9.
f.52v-53r
Misc.Ch. 2116.
f.53r
Misc.Ch. 2128 (duplicate of 1.14.Spec.15).
f.53v
4.7.Spec.1*, omitting the last 4 witnesses.
f.53v
Misc.Ch. 2131, omitting the last 6 witnesses.
f.54r
Quit-claim for a sum by Walter Casse son of Roger de Moreslaw to Walter de Espicer son of Adam de Espicer of Durham and Agnes daughter of John de Scolakley his wife of all land in Moorsley with a toft and a croft granted to Agnes by Walter's uncle Alan.
Witnesses: Robert of Quarrington reeve of Durham; William Daudre; Ranulf reeve of Moorsley.
No added marginal number, but cf. 2a Comm.
f.54r
Misc.Ch. 2132, omitting the last witness.
f.54r-v
Misc.Ch. 2130.
f.54v-55r
Grant in free alms by John Busces of Rainton to the prior and convent of Durham for their “communa” of 8 acres in Rainton (specified).
Witnesses: Richard de Harpin, Roger de Eppelyngdon and Walter de Ludworth, knights; William de Laton.
Added marginal number: [2a Comm.] 19.
f.55r-v
Grant in free alms by John Busches of Rainton to the prior and convent of Durham for their “communa” of 12 acres and 1 toft in Rainton (specified).
Witnesses: Richard de Harpin, Roger de Epplyngden, Walter de Ludworth, knights; William de Laton.
Added marginal number: [2a Comm.] 20.
f.55v
Misc.Ch. 2136, omitting the last 9 witnesses.