Durham Cathedral Archive: Register I
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Reference code: GB-0033-DCD-Regr-1
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: Register I
Dates of creation: mid 12th century to 1460
Extent: 240 parchment leaves + 3 paper leaves, foliated (modern) a-b, (near-contemporary) i-xx, part i 1-78, 90-97, 107-132, 132*, 133-140, 142, part ii 1-47, 49-96 (part ii 1-36 also foliated i-[xxxvi] and there may originally have been more now lost through trimming), (modern) c-f.
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Durham Cathedral Priory
Language: Latin with 1 item in French

Contents

This volume is not a current register, but a compilation, in two parts, of documents dating from the 12th century onwards, made in the early 15th century, with some subsequent additions. A copy of a document dated 16 May 1419 occurs on f.i.77r-v; one dated 1 April 1425 occurs on f.i.92r. The two parts were bound together by 1421 - see the list of books in the Chancery, Reg.II f.156v. f.132-142 form the first quire of Part ii, having been given their folio numbers after the two parts were bound together. Most are documents issued by the monks, but a number of other documents are included, such as a draft of a grant to the monks and their almonry (f.i.6v-7r), and a grant to them of an acre until such time as they had extracted all the marl from it (f.i.7r).

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

The overall arrangement is:
f.Ir-XXv Statutes and contents.
f.i.1r-95v Documents concerning priory property, mostly leases by the prior and convent. To f.66r arranged in alphabetical order of place names (by initial letters only).
f.i.96r-97v Presentations to churches by the prior and convent, 1265-1276.
f.i.107r-131v Documents concerning the prior and convent's churches and chapels (presentations, mandates to induct, ordinations of chantries, etc.)
f.i.132r-134v Contents of part ii.
f.i.136r-140v Modus tenendi parliamentum and treatises on the offices of steward and earl marshal.
f.ii.1r-43v Charters of bishops of Durham, from Puiset to Bek, mostly in the form of confirmations by the prior and convent of Durham. Arranged in roughly chronological order by pontificates. See also f.ii.46r-47v below.
f.ii.44r-45v Documents re the resignation of Bishop Farnham.
f.ii.46r-47r Charters of Bishops Stichil, St. Barbe, Beaumont, and Bek, confirmed by the prior and convent of Durham.
f.ii.49r-51v Yorkshire inquisition of 8 Edward I.
f.ii.51v-62r Boldon Book.
f.ii.62r-64r Quo warranto proceedings into the liberty of Durham 1293.
f.ii.64r-69r Records of courts of the bishop and the prior of Durham, 14th century, illustrating the right of the prior to try his own tenants in his own court, etc.
f.ii.69r-87r Record of Prior Hoton's plea against Bishop Bek 1305.
f.ii.87v-91v Miscellaneous assizes, pleas, etc., mostly in the bishop of Durham's court.
f.ii.92r-94r Statutes for the vicars choral at Howden bedern 1418.
f.ii.94v-96r Inquisitions and a plea in the prior's and the bishop's courts, temp. Bishop Langley.

Processing

Selected entries were listed by Martin Snape in a typescript list in 1961. The whole register was calendared by Alan Piper after 1983 and before 1992. His Wordperfect file was input to XMetal by Michael Stansfield in 2006.

Copies

A positive microfilm is held at 5TCFilm 231

Catalogue

Flyleaves and contents
On front cover   25 October 1758
Certificate that this book was produced in the chancery at Durham.
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Statutes of Balliol College, Oxford, as in 2.2.Pont.13
Printed in: Registrum Palatinum Dunelmense vol. III, ed. T.D. Hardy (Rolls Series 1875), p.582-598.
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Extract from Statutes of Merton College Oxford concerning qualifications for admission. Cf. f.XVIv below (trans. p.323 cap.13 para.1, and dating clause).
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f.VIv   10 February 1447
Bounds of Tursdale, perambulated by Thomas Neville, Thomas Lumley and William Eure knights, Robert Eure, Mr John Lounde, Robert Claxton, Robert Rhodes, William Rakett and Robert Preston: towards the north to a stream called Bradmerebeck or the south corner of a close once belonging to Walter of Rothbury [cf. SS 162 no. 64], approwed from Quarrington moor by Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham, then following the stream running out of the marsh called Bradmere, up eastwards by the south part of that marsh and beyond eastwards to a knoll west of a road to [Bishop] Middleham, from the knoll south to the north corner of a close called Bishopleys or Whitleys, then south by an ancient ditch on the west of the close to its south corner, then down eastwards along an ancient ditch south of the close to a stream called Widopburn, down the stream to an ancient ditch on the west of the field of Snapegest, up south on the west of that field directly to the end of an ancient ditch west of the site of the manor of Snapegest and so down for 3 selions east to a waste or boundary between the field of Tursdale and the field of Snapegest, along the boundary south to a stream called Fennburn and so westwards by the bounds of Hett and of Croxdale.
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List of contents of Part i f.1-95, with an index to some documents on other folios on f.xiiir.
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List of contents of Part i f.108-131, with f.107 added on f.xvr.
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Statutes of Merton College Oxford.
Translated in: Memorials of Merton College, ed G.C. Brodrick, (Oxford Historical Society 4, 1885), p.317-340.
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Misc.Ch. 12.
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Part i
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Misc.Ch. 28.
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Confirmation at fee-farm, by Thomas [of Melsonby] prior and the convent of Durham, to Walter of Helme, of a house in {Auckland} once belonging to Ralph Cook, for 5s. a year.
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.71n.
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Misc.Ch. 36, now faded and stained.
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.59n.
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Misc.Ch. 26.
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Memorandum, reciting: Misc.Ch. 29; noting that this letter was enclosed (“includitur”) under the bishop's seal in the following letters:
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Mandate, by R[ichard Poore bishop of Durham], to J[ohn of Romsey] steward, to allow the prior and convent [of Durham] peaceful possession of the pasture of their wood of Aycliffe, the subject of an assize as yet obscure, until the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and to prohibit the bishop's men from seeking common of that pasture, provided that the prior and convent, by letters patent in the form sent to the steward under the bishop's seal, take guard that they will claim no more right in that pasture on the pretext of this favour than held on Friday after Barnabas [13 June] 1231; no advantage or prejudice to arise, and all controversies to be stilled until the set term.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.286-287.
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Lease for 20 years, by R[ichard de Hoton] prior and the convent of Durham, to Walter of Aycliffe, of 12 acres and the half toft that Geoffrey Messor once held in Aycliffe, for 12s. sterling a year, with Walter milling at the prior's mill for every twentieth measure and receiving from the prior and convent at the end of the term repayment of the costs of anything built by him on the half toft.
Date: Martin 1304.
Witnesses: Gilbert of Heworth knight, John son of Walter of Brafferton, John Wyot of Heighington, William of Newbiggin, John clerk, and others.
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Misc.Ch. 30.
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1.12.Spec.11.
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Grant, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to William Dune son of Ambrose of Auton, of the 11 acres in Aldingrange south of the highway from Aldingrange to Esh, for ½d. a year.
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Misc.Ch. 6830.
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Grant to Matthew of Auchencrow.
Witnesses: William of Lindsay, William of Mordington, Alan of Swinton, Walter and Andrew of Paxton, Simon brother of the prior, William of Lumsdaine, William de Munros, William clerk, Ralph reeve, Robert son of Gorgon [recte Gregory ?], Adam son of Eilaf, and many others.
As in Misc.Ch. 1210 (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXL, copied on f.i.13r below).
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Grant by chirograph, by Richard of Butterwick, to Alexander le Pertricour, for life, of one messuage, 44 acres and all the pasture granted to Richard by Alexander in Old Acres by Butterwick, for 20s. a year.
Date: Butterwick Tuesday after Peter ad vincula 1319.
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Misc.Ch. 2346.
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As 2.11.Spec.18, without witness-list.
Original printed in: Historiae Dunelmensis Scriptores Tres (Surtees Society 9, 1839), p.lxxxiii-lxxxiv.
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Grant, by [R]alph prior and the convent of Durham, to Mr Stephen goldsmith, for life, of a toft in the Bailey Durham between the house of Mr Peter goldsmith and the house of Walter de Musters, for 2s. a year and 1lb. pepper at St Cuthbert in September, with reversion to them and their almonry after his death with everything built or planted there.
Witness: the chapter.
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Misc.Ch. 6763.
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As 2.16.Spec.34.
Original extracted in: M.M. Camsell, “The Development of a Northern Town in the Later Middle Ages: the City of Durham, c.1250-1540 ”, (York Univ. D.Phil. thesis 1985), p.506.
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Misc.Ch. 69. (Note: “Tallium”.)
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Misc.Ch. 68, omitting final note of interlineation.
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Misc.Ch. 64, with last word “quarto” for “iij”, and omitting one name from the final note.
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.41n.
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As 1.9.Spec.35. {Note: “opera auxilia et secte curiarum”.}
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.40-41n.
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f.i.5r-v   [26 November] 1323
Grant in her widowhood, by Alice daughter of Henry son of Thomas of Billingham, to Adam of Gilling and Alice his wife, of one toft beside the toft of John Wetherherd to the north at the south end of Billingham called Snaypesdore, one selion between land of the prior [of Durham] and Roger of Butterwick in the south field and half a selion at the Haydykes.
Date: Billingham 6 Kal. December 1323.
Witnesses: Walter de Herylle, William son of John, Robert Lucas, John de Hay, John Stere, and many others.
{Note: “Tallium”.}
For her grant of a nearby toft etc., see Misc.Ch. 85. For a grant by Walter son of Adam of Gilling, see 1.9.Spec.24.
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Grant in free alms, by John son of Peter of Skipwith, to the prior and convent of Durham, of one messuage and 18 acres in Billingham, held of them by his ancestors and himself.
Witnesses: Henry of Langton, Robert Lucas, Leo of Claxton, William of Billingham, John of Hardwick, and many others.
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Misc.Ch. 186, now badly damaged.
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Misc.Ch. 6794f
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4.1.Elemos.16*, as altered as a draft of 4.1.Elemos.16.
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{Memorandum that the almoner has the following charter sealed and in a better form [i.e. 5.1.Elemos.23a].} 5.1.Elemos.23b, here with two short interlineations added and the longer interlineations noted (“hic deficit”).
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Misc.Ch.197.
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{As 6.1.Elemos.21.} {Note that the almoner has the original of this [i.e. 6.1.Elemos.21].}
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Misc.Ch.339, with “terre sue” for “terre sue Dominice”.
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Misc.Ch. 344, omitting last three words.
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.149n.
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Misc.Ch. 5146, omitting reference to Eastrington in lines 2-3.
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Misc.Ch. 5549.
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Memorandum of petition by the vicar of Bedlington for a part of the prior's orchard to be granted to him for the enlargement of his yard or for a lease for life of the whole orchard, with the monks having ingress and egress through it, and for the prior's manor in Bedlington to be leased to him for a term of years, with them having the freedom to build there during the term and with any tenants of the lands of the vicarage not being held to prestacio of the tithes.
For a 1326 lease to the vicar on similar terms and conditions, apart from the last, see 1.3.Spec.15.
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f.i.8v   [11 November] 1319
Lease for 21 years, by Geoffrey [Burdon] prior and the convent of Durham, to John son of Amice of Burdon, of half their demesne lands in Burdon, i.e. 3½ bovates with half the capital toft, and also the mill of Burdon, for 5 marks for the land and 40s. for the mill each year, there being a hall, two granges and one small building at the door of the hall with a kiln built on the toft, worth all together 5 marks, and also 6 acres sewn with hard corn and 6 acres with peas and oats, with allowance to be made to John for any further building or repairs to the mill to the value of half a mark, and with the acres to be left sown as specified at the end of the term.
Pledges for John: Roger of Haughton, Henry de Chippes and Mr William [recte Gilbert ? *] of Burdon brother of John.
Date: Martin 1319.
[* Exactly one year earlier the monks leased half the Burdon demesne to Mr Gilbert of Burdon and one of his pledges was his brother John, see Misc.Ch. 339, copied f.i.7r-v above; it is easy to see from it that a copyist might misread “Gilbm” as “Willm”.]
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f.i.8v-9r   [25 August] 1268
Confirmation at fee-farm, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to Gilbert of Ketton, his heirs and assigns excepting Jews and the religious, of one toft and croft in Barmpton that Walter Botemond once held in demesne with the part of that toft which John of Skerningham held at another time, with wardships, reliefs, marriages and escheats reserved to the monks, for 12d. a year.
Date: Durham morrow of Bartholomew 1268.
{Note “Warde Releuia Maritag' et Eschaet'”}
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.50n.
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Misc.Ch. 381. {Note “Secta curie de duabus partibus Manerii de Bermpton”.}
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Misc.Ch. 952,
cf. Misc.Ch. 981 (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no. DXXVIII) with names of some witnesses spelt differently and less readily garbled.
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Misc.Ch. 1234.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no. DXXXVI.
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2.1.Elemos.26b, cf. 2.1.Elemos.26a, a sealed original.
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{5.2.Elemos.5.}
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Misc.Ch. 6607.
Also in Cart.Vet. f.172v (i).
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.2n.
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Letter, by B[ertram of Middleton] prior of Durham, to R. de Crepping, being informed of an inquest to be taken into whether the houses held of the [monks] by H. Gategang in Newcastle are royal serjeanty, asking him to interpose to protect their right, having justly owned the houses from the time of Philip of Oldcoates by a payment to him of £100.
No date [1244 x 1258: Bertram of Middleton prior. The property was acquired from Philip's heirs after the time of the earlier Prior Bertram.]
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.2n.
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2.11.Spec.8.
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.52n.
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f.i.10r-v   [11 November] 1303
Lease for 12 years, by Richard [de Hoton] prior and the convent of Durham, to Robert son of Eufemia of Cornhill, of all the land in Cornhill belonging to the chapel of Cornhill, for two marks for both of the first two years at Pentecost and Martinmas.
Date: Martin 1303.
[The clause relating to the payments to be made after the first two years appears to have been omitted: the warranty clause refers to the “said annual farm”. Some suspicion surrounds the text because the original of a lease of this land to Robert son of Eufemia of Cornhill survives, dated exactly forty years later (3.1.Spec.71); it may be that the file copy of the 1303 lease was altered to form a basis for the later lease and was rendered partly unintelligible.]
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f.i.10v   [11 November] 1323
Lease for 20 years, by William [of Cowton] prior and the convent of Durham, to Robert of Cornhill, of all the land in Cornhill belonging to the chapel of Cornhill with all the tithes of corn and hay from it and all the lesser tithes belonging to the chapel except those of lambs and wool, for 30s. a year beginning at Pentecost 1328, with Robert undertaking to put up buildings on the land to a value of at least 100s. by Pentecost [1324].
Pledges for Robert, also sealing [?]: William of Twizel, John of Pontefract and Robert Stagman.
Date: Durham Martin 1323.
Original: Durham Cathedral Library MS Raine 119.
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Misc.Ch. 517.
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.57n.
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Misc.Ch. 503.
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.4n.
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Misc.Ch. 2447. {Note “Tallium”.}
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Misc.Ch. 203.
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Grant in fee, by Absalom prior and the chapter of St Cuthbert [Durham], to Lefwin son of Thurwif, of the land in Coney Street York granted to them by Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop [of Durham] that belonged to Askill son of Fellaf and was bought by the bishop from Haco of Torksey, for a 1 lb. candle for St Cuthbert's lighting and one candle as relief.
Witnesses: W[azo senior] archdeacon [of Durham], John [junior] archdeacon [of Durham], William son of Tosti, Theobald of Skelton, Mr Thomas [of Thixendale ?], Lodbert [recte Robert] de Friebois, Mr John de Raby [? recte Rana], Alan of Wallsend, Elias clerk, William almoner, William sheriff, Meldred son of Dolfin, Robert his brother, Thomas son of William, Robert son of Godric. [Several of the witnesses occur on Bishop Hugh's original grant, 3.1.Pont.18.]
{Note “Releuium”.}
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Misc.Ch. 1325.
cf. Misc.Ch. 1309 (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no. CCCCLXII), sealed original with opening address, etc.
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Misc.Ch. 1266.
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Misc.Ch. 1272, omitting eleventh witness.
{Notes “homagium”, “forisfactura”, “auxilium”, “forinsecum seruicium”.}
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no. DXXXII
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Misc.Ch. 1215.
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Misc.Ch. 875a, omitting twentieth witness.
{Note “forinsecum seruicium”.}
cf. Misc.Ch. 875b (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DCXLVII), a near duplicate.
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Misc.Ch. 5920. {Note “homagium”.}
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Misc.Ch. 1210. {Note “homagium”.}
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXL.
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Misc.Ch. 1289. {Note “forinsecum seruicium”.}
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Misc.Ch. 1267. {Note “forinsecum seruicium”.}
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXLIV.
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Misc.Ch. 1221.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXLVII.
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Misc.Ch. 1216. { “nota xls. ad communarium”.}
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXLVI.
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Misc.Ch. 953.
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Misc.Ch. 1244.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXXV.
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Misc.Ch. 1291, with “[R]adulphus” for “B[ertramus]”.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXXXI.
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Misc.Ch. 1015.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXXXIX.
cf. Misc.Ch. 1254, complete counterpart without folio-reference to Register on the dorse.
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Misc.Ch. 1180 or Misc.Ch. 1241 (identical counterparts).
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXLVIII.
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Misc.Ch. 1275. {Note “Homagium”.}
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Misc.Ch. 1186. {Note “Homagium”.}
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Misc.Ch. 1205, {Note " “forinsecum seruicium”.}
cf. Misc.Ch. 1213 (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXXXVIII), counterpart with “R. prior” and without folio-reference to Register on the dorse.
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Misc.Ch. 670.
cf. Misc.Ch. 5951 (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.CCCCXXI), sealed original without folio-reference to Register on the dorse.
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Misc.Ch. 1190. {Notes “Homagium”, “forinsecum seruicium”.}
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Misc.Ch. 1018.
cf. Misc.Ch. 673 with witness-list.
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Misc.Ch. 851. {Note “Vendicio maritagij heredis de Paxton”.}
cf. Misc.Ch. 1191 face, counterpart without interlineations (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXLIX).
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Misc.Ch. 1175.
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Misc.Ch. 675.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.CCCLVIII.
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Misc.Ch. 1212.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DXXXV.
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Misc.Ch. 1191 dorse. Misc.Ch. 1187, {with alterations to match Misc.Ch. 1189}.
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Misc.Ch. 677,
cf. Misc.Ch. 787, original without folio-reference to Register on the dorse (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.CXIV).
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Misc.Ch. 1194.
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Misc.Ch. 1188. {Note “forinsecum seruicium”.}
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Mandate, by Hugh of Beckley justiciar of Lothian, to William of Badby constable of Berwick, to take by sale £10 for the work of the chapel of Berwick castle from John Scot's land of Reston, pledged by him before Hugh against the king for two royal letters over disseisin, with any residue above £20 returned to John, unless John should satisfy William forthwith.
Date: Berwick Quinquagesima Sunday 1361.
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List of lands and their rents, etc., held by Robert de Mordon in Coldingham, Swinewood and Old Cambus, amounting to £6 15s. 2d. a year.
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f. i.18r-v
Misc.Ch. 678, omitting penultimate witness's second name.
cf. Misc.Ch. 733 and 734, originals without folio-references to Register on the dorse (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.CXXVI)
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f. i.18v   [4 September 1305]
Inspeximus, by Richard [de Hoton] prior and the convent of Durham, confirming the following grant.
Date: Durham Cuthbert in September, said year.
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   [15 August] 1305
Grant, by William of Greatham prior and the convent of Coldingham, with the assent of the prior and convent of Durham, to Richard Franceys of Upper Eyton, for service rendered and for his entire holding there, that he should serve in the priory of Coldingham, eating in the prior's chamber with the squires, receiving a robe like the squires and having a groom and horse like the squires, and, when unfit for service through age or infirmity, a chamber in the priory for life, with a monk's loaf and 1½ gallons of the better ale every day, and fish or meat from the kitchen like a monk.
Date: Coldingham Assumption of Virgin Mary 1305.
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f. i.18v-19r
Misc.Ch. 669.
cf. Misc.Ch. 1298, original with witness-list and without caption (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.CCCCXLVI).
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f.i.19r
Misc.Ch. 668.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.CCXL.
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f.i.19r
Misc.Ch. 667.
cf. Misc.Ch. 922, original with a different endorsement (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DCXX).
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f.i.19r
Opening of Misc.Ch. 1298 or Misc.Ch. 669, referred above [f.i.18v-19r],
cf. Misc.Ch. 1207 item i.
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Misc.Ch. 1207 item ii.
As Misc.Ch. 569, without witness-list (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.XVII).
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f. i.19v
Misc.Ch. 1207 item iii.
As in Misc.Ch. 1227, printed in W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England vol. II (Berlin 1935) no.165.
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f.i.19v
Misc.Ch. 1207 item iv:
As in Cart.Vet. f.20v-21r, printed in W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England vol. II (Berlin 1935) no.241.
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f.i.19v-20r
Misc.Ch. 1207 item v, somewhat amended near the start.
cf. Misc.Ch. 589, without witness-list (abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.LII).
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Misc.Ch. 6794c.
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Misc.Ch. 1660.
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f. i.20v
Misc.Ch. 6781.
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f.i.20v
Misc.Ch. 676.
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Misc.Ch. 6794h.
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Misc.Ch. 6833g or Misc.Ch. 5202.
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Misc.Ch. 5205, with {note “forinsecum seruicium”}.
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f.i.21r
Variant form of confirmation of half the vill of Elwick as f.i.23v below, omitting exemption of men of their own buildings from ploughing and witness-list, and with date added. {Notes “Secta curie ter in anno”, “vacat quia inferius”.}
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f.i.21r-v
Misc.Ch. 5165, now damaged.
Printed in E. Bateson, A History of Northumberland vol.II, (Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1895) p.241 n.3.
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f.i.21v
Misc.Ch. 2445.
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Misc.Ch. 2320. {Note “Tallium”.}
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f.i.22r-v   14 October 1385
Agreement by indenture, between John [Fordham] bishop of Durham and Robert [Wallworth] prior and the convent of Durham, subject to the bishop obtaining within four years at his own expense royal licence sufficient for both the prior and convent and himself, that the prior and convent should grant to the bishop three parts of the wood of Ferrycliff as specified in 4.12.Spec.26, in exchange for all the lands etc. once belonging to the earl of Angus and called Earlshouse in free alms, with all arrears waived, with the requisite charters to be drawn up when the royal licence is obtained, and the bishop receiving for four years the profits from the wood, etc. and the prior and convent from Earlshouse.
Date: Durham, 14 October 1385.
{Note “Hoc excambium non fuit executum”.}
4.12.Spec.26 is a fuller form of this agreement on the same date, sealed but also marked “non fuit executum”.
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f.i.22v
{Cross-reference for grant to Ralph [recte Walter] de Selby on “folio 36”, i.e. f.i.35v-36r below.
Memorandum of Walter [de Selby]'s forfeiture and Bishop Louis' grant of the manor of Felling “folio 46”, i.e. f.ii.46v below.}
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1.13.Spec.18.
cf. 4.12.Spec.11, sealed original with first two witnesses in reverse order.
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f.i.23r-v
Misc.Ch. 5862, now obscured by reagent.
cf. 1.13.Spec.17, a slightly different version copied f.i.25r foot below. Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.64n. from original, 1.13.Spec.10.
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f.i.23v
A variant form of Misc.Ch. 5548, (f.i.43v and 72r below) omitting mention of the daughter of Richard of Elwick and all but the first witness.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DCCXXX.
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f.i.23v   [18 November] 1292
Confirmation in fee, by Richard [de Hoton] prior and the convent of Durham, to Henry son of Adam of Detchant of Middleton and Matilda his wife, and Thomas son of Henry of Detchant and Elizabeth his wife, of half the vill of Elwick, for 45s. a year, suit at the three principal courts and when reasonably summoned, ploughing once in Lent by all their men of the vill except from their own buildings, reaping three times at harvest time by one man from each house and harrowing once with four harrows, quit of multure and free to construct a mill.
Witnesses: Robert de Maners, Robert Gray, Robert Ridel of Tynemouth, knights; Robert of Haggerston, Walter of Rothbury, William of Scremerston, and many others.
Date: Durham, 14 Kal. December 1292.
{Notes “secta curie”, “alia dimissio fere consimilis tenoris ...” referring to f.i.21r above.}
Also copied f.i.72r-v below.
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f.i.24r
Misc.Ch. 6301, now damaged.
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f.i.24r   [1234 x 1244]
Grant, by Thomas [of Melsonby] prior and the convent of Durham, to William Stele, of 2 bovates with toft and croft in Ferryhill, for 8s. a year, half at Martinmas and half at Rogationtide, ploughing each year at Bedere if he has a full plough[-team], harrowing 2 acres of the monks' demesne, and if half [a plough-team] ploughing one acre, also harrowing two days a year with one horse, for one meal a day and a sheaf of oats at evening, reaping at the four great bid-reaps at harvest-time with his whole household apart from his wife, paying merchet, heriot, metriz and aids, performing works at the mill and grinding for the thirteenth measure.
Witness: the chapter.
No date [1234 x 1244: Thomas of Melsonby prior to judge by the terms of the grant which closely follow those of 4.12.Spec.9 (PrintedFeodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.66n).]
Grant with lower rent: Loc.IV:7 dorse (1325).
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f.i.24r-v   [19 June] 1331
Agreement by chirograph, between William [of Cowton] prior and the convent of Durham, and Ralph of Whitwell merchant of Durham with Hugh of Teesdale and Roger of York as mediators, for the surrender by Ralph of the manor of Ferryhill apart from the crops, the vill's tithes of corn then growing, toll of ale and harvest works up to Martinmas following, and of 23 oxen and four draught animals bought for £16 4s., Ralph having leased the manor with the corn tithes of the vill of Ferryhill from the monks for 15 years for 43 marks [£28 13s. 4d.] a year {and paid them £114 13s. 4d. in advance for four years}, viz. 1330-1333, with two years remaining, in return for the assignment by the monks to Ralph of the corn tithes of Shincliffe and Old Durham for three years from harvest 1331, with compensation for damages done by Ralph or his servants in the manor of Ferryhill waived.
Date: Durham Wednesday before Nativity of John the Baptist 1331.
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f.i.24v-25r   [5 May] 1329
Grant by indenture, by Richard of Ferryhill, to William his son and Alianora his wife, of his whole messuage and meadow with all his land in Ferryhill, for 66s. 8d. a year to Richard for life and afterwards a peppercorn at Christmas to the lords of the fee, with right for Richard to re-enter after arrears of twelve weeks and to take away crops whether growing or collected in the barn or in the field, and, if obstructed in doing so, Richard to retain the holding for life, and with reversion to Richard and his heirs in the absence of heirs of the bodies of William and Alianora.
Witnesses: Odard Heyron, knight; Walter de Insula, likewise knight; William de Deheth; John of Thropton, coroner; Roger of Ferryhill; Peter of the same, clerk; John of Nesbit; William of Sockburn; and others.
Date: Ferryhill Friday after Invention of Cross 1329.
{Note “Tallium”.}
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f.i.25r   [28 March] 1344
Lease, by Roger of Bishopton and Alianora his wife, for Alianora's life, to Thomas of Woodifield and Robert son of William Tailor of Kirk Merrington, of all Alianora's tenements and lands in Ferryhill by feofment of Richard of Ferryhill except coal mines, for 6½ marks a year, starting Pentecost 1345, with right for Roger and Alianora to re-enter after arrears of 40 days.
Witnesses: Peter clerk of Ferryhill, William his son, Walter of Bishopton, John of Heworth, Walter Pasmore, and others.
Date: Ferryhill Sunday after Annunciation 1344.
f.i.25r foot
{1.13.Spec.17, with first five witnesses only.}
cf. Misc.Ch. 5862, copied f.i.23r-v above, with “inhabitat” for “manent”. ( Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.64n from original, 1.13.Spec.10.)
f.i.25r-v   [16 July] 1363
Lease for 15 years, by John [Fossor] prior of Durham, to Thomas of Bitchburn, of the site of the manor of Ferryhill with demesne lands, meadows and pastures recently leased by John Peny, except coal mines with access and the use of a sheepfold within the site of the manor in winter for salving sheep, for each year before Nativity of John the Baptist [24 June] to the prior's granary 21 quarters of wheat, 21 quarters of barley malt and 21 quarters of oats, two cart-loads of hay for the sheep, and 20s. a year to the terrar, with provision of hay, litter, fuel and Paris candles for the terrar and his entourage whenever at Ferryhill, with right for the prior to re-enter after arrears of 40 days or for deterioration of the buildings worth 40s., the lands, tenements, grange, chamber, cowhouse and others buildings to be in as good a state at the end of the term as at the beginning, with Thomas acknowledging receipt of materials, etc. valued at £51 10s. 6d. (62½ acres sewn with wheat and 12 with barley, valued at 8s. 6d. an acre; 40 acres of peas and oats, at 3s.; 27 oxen, at 7s.; 4 draught animals, at 7s.; 3 ploughs, at 12s.; 2 iron-bound carts, at 26s. 8d.; 2 defective wagons, at 6s. 8d.; 1 winnowing-fan, at 20d.; 2 sacks, at 12d.; 1 iron stove, at 6s. 8d.; 2 cartrapes, at 12d.; 4 harrows, at 8d.; 2 manure forks, at 3d.; 1 spade, at 2d.; 3 ladders, at 18d.; harness for 4 horses, at 2s.; 2 baskets, not valued; 2 chests; 1 trough; 1 bench; 1 table with 1 pair of trestles; 1 sieve; 1 wetriddle; 1 bereriddle; and 1 bushel), but to receive allowance for any loss in the event of common war or general murrain in the bishopric of Durham.
Date: Durham, Sunday before Margaret v 1363.
{“nota stuffum” of Ferryhill}
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f.i.25v-26r   [1213 x 1218]
Confirmation, by William [of Durham] prior and the convent of Durham, to Bartholomew de Marisco, of the vill of Follingsby with its mill as held by Elias son of Thorald and Nicholas his brother when they sold it to Robert son of Roger, for 10s. a year and common aids.
Witnesses: Robert son of Meldred, Hugh of Morwick, William of Ketton, John his brother, Richard Brun, William of Aycliffe, John of Fulwell, and many others.
No date [1213 x 1218: William of Durham prior, see witnesses.]
{Note “Homagium”.}
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.10-11n.
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f.i.25v foot
{Memorandum of Roger Thornton having the document “in antiqua scripture” with a white seal, and also another indented charter with a green seal, for homage and service, etc., shown by Roger of Thornton junior to John W[essington] prior at Durham on 4 December 1428.}
A similar memorandum refers to the two charters being shewn in 1416 and 1417, Magnum Repertorium f.62v.
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f.i.26r head
{Note of Roger of Thornton having another, better, document with the common seal from the time of W[illiam of Durham] I prior without date [1213 x 1218].}
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f.i.26r   [5 January 1312]
Grant by chirograph, by William [Tanfield] prior and the convent of Durham, to William son of William of Washington, of 80 acres of moor and waste in Follingsby Leam, with common pasture for his own animals going there as for the prior and convent's men in Follingsby, Hebburn, Munkton and Heworth, but with the prior and convent free to approw the adjoining waste saving sufficient pasture for William's holding, to be held in severality saving for the prior and convent and others common after the taking of the crop, for 8d. a year per acre and relief of 20s.
Witnesses: Robert of Hylton, Walter of Washington, Guichard son of Guichard de Charron, knights; John of Birtley; John of Biddick; and others.
Date: Wednesday after Circumcision 1311.
{Note “viijd. pro qualibet acra”.}
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2.2.Finc.26*.
{Notes “viijd. de qualibet acra”, “Placita, querele, Fines, Warde, Releuia, escaet' et auxilia”.}
cf. 2.2.Finc.26, a similar document, dated 1231, printed in: [J. Raine, ed.], The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society 6, 1837), p.50-51.
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f.i.26v   [1234 x 1244]
Undertaking, by Thomas [of Melsonby] prior and the convent of Durham, to find a secular chaplain to celebrate in the chapel of the Virgin Mary beside the gate of Finchale priory for the souls of Geoffrey son of Hugh of Yarm and his wife, receiving provision at the prior of Finchale's table and 1 mark a year from the revenues of the vill of Softley, bought in part with Geoffrey's money, with the prior of Finchale to remove and replace an unworthy chaplain.
No date [1234 x 1244: Thomas of Melsonby prior, see acquisition of Softley, ([J. Raine, ed.], The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society 6, 1837), p.107-109).
Printed in: [J. Raine, ed.], The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society 6, 1837), p.109.
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f.i.26v
Misc.Ch. 6794e,
cf. 3.6.Spec.14, counterpart with fragment of priory seal and with “non scribitur in Registrum” instead of a folio-reference to the register on the dorse, Printed in: [J. Raine, ed.], The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society 6, 1837), p.103.
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f.i.26v-27r   [1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290]
Confirmation at fee-farm, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, at the instance of the prior and monks of Finchale, to Stephen of Fishburn, of all the land of the prior and monks of Finchale in Coxhoe, viz. 8 bovates granted by Walter d'Audre to the prior and monks of Finchale that Jordan de Tilliol once held, with tofts and crofts except one toft appropriated to the mill, viz. the toft between that of Agnes of Coxhoe and that of Peter de Morton, for 4½ marks a year to the prior and monks of Finchale and grinding the corn from that land at Coxhoe mill for the thirteenth measure.
Witness: the chapter.
No date [1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290: Hugh of Darlington prior.]
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f.i.27r
Misc.Ch. 5298.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.134-135n.
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f.i.27r   [1218 x 1234]
Confirmation, by [R]alph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, to John son of Geoffrey son of Stephen Hallman of Yokefleet, of all the land that his ancestors Stephen and Geoffrey once held in Yokefleet, for 25s. 5d. a year at the four terms set in Howdenshire to the prior and monks of Finchale.
Witness: the chapter.
No date [1218 x 1234: Ralph Kerneth prior.]
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f.i.27r-v
Grant at fee-farm, by Bertram prior and the convent of Durham, to Hugh Mody, of the land in Hetton granted by William of Layton and belonging to the church of Finchale, i.e. 10 acres from William's demesne with the toft and croft that Stephen Halling held, 1 acre from his demesne that Arnald Cambaine held, 2 acres similarly from his demesne that William Small held, 2½ acres in Kirkforde, 2½ acres in Sexeope, 1 acre of meadow in Holewelle and 12 acres of arable from his moor towards Rainton on the south that Ralph son of Aculf held, and with demesne pasture outside the dene for 100 sheep with their yearling offspring, 6 cows with their yearling offspring, 8 oxen and 2 horses, for 1 mark a year to the cell of Finchale, grinding corn from that land at Hetton mill free of multure, with warranty for as long as W[illiam] of Layton's warranty.
Witness: the chapter.
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f.i.27v-28r   [1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290]
Grant in fee, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, with the assent of the prior and monks of Finchale, to William son of Hugh Mody of Haswell, of 2 bovates in Haswell with toft and garden and buildings that his father held, to be held by William, his heirs and assigns from his kindred, the religious excepted, for 20s. a year to the cell of Finchale and foreign service, making amends in the prior of Finchale's court if liable and grinding corn from that land at Haswell mill at the thirteenth measure.
Witness: the chapter.
No date [1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290: Hugh of Darlington prior].
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f.i.28r
4.1.Finc.11*.
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f.i.28r
Misc.Ch. 6794a,
cf. 4.9.Spec.30 and 3.6.Spec.18, grants by Roger in draft and final forms. Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.20n, 141-142n.
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f.i.28r-v
2.2.Finc.24, omitting the saving clause.
cf. 2.2.Finc.24*, with quantity of land unspecified, Printed in: [J. Raine, ed.], The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society 6, 1837), p.51.
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f.i.28v
Undertaking, by Thomas [of Melsonby] prior and the convent of Durham, following the dispute between Ralph prior and the monks of Finchale and Peter de Vallibus after Peter ceased paying a rent of 1 mark given by him to St Godric and the prior and monks at Finchale to maintain a lamp burning before the tomb of St Godric, brought before the abbot of Newminster, the prior of Tynemouth and the archdeacon of Northumberland as papal judges delegate, and settled by the agreement that Peter should give the prior and monks 6 marks to buy land to maintain the lamp, for the maintenance of the lamp by the prior and monks of Finchale, and release of Peter from his obligation to them, with return [?: “instituimus”recte“restituimus” ?] of his charter.
Was Misc.Ch. 5897, Printed in: [J. Raine, ed.], The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society 6, 1837), p.26-27.
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f.i.28v
2.2.Finc.27a, with “pascha floridum” for “festum Sancti Michaelis”.
cf. 2.2.Finc.27b, opening differently and without repayment clause but with folio-reference to the register on the dorse.
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f.i.28v-29r
As 4.2.Pont.4. {Notes “nota pens' sacriste”, “nota pro sinodalibus”.}
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f.i.29r-v
Loc.XXXVII:52, omitting the seventh witness.
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f.i.29v
4.2.Ebor.14. {Note “Homagium”.}
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.205-206n; Early Yorkshire Charters vol. II, ed. W. Farrer (Edinburgh 1915), p.323-324.
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f.i.29v
Misc.Ch. 2448, with the fifth witness “Esshe” for “sissore”.
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f.i.30r
Misc.Ch. 2446.
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f.i.30r
Misc.Ch. 2449.
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f.i.30r
4.8.Spec.12b, without added note of date.
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f.i.30r-v
4.8.Spec.12e.
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f.i.30v
4.8.Spec.12d, now slightly damaged, without added note of date.
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f.i.30v
4.8.Spec.12a. {At Nessend on the south side.}
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f.i.30v-31r
4.8.Spec.12c as altered.
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f.i.31r
Misc.Ch. 6209 (two copies, the older damaged), without witness-clause and following note.
{Notes “auxilium commune xxs.”, “Vacat”, “per aliam”, “vide infra 36”.}
Also f.i.35v-36r below. Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.111n.
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f.i.31r
Misc.Ch. 6653. {Note “pens' quinque marcarum”.}
Also f.119r-v below.
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Misc.Ch. 6183 . {Note: “ad mandatum”.}
Also f.i.35r-v below
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f.i.31v
A variant version, perhaps a draft, of 2.8.Spec.45, referring to the whole carrucate as being from demesne.
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.122n.
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f.i.32r
Misc.Ch. 6172, omitting seven witnesses and with “Eldredi” for “Meldredi”.
cf. 2.8.Spec.49, copy with no witnesses and “filie Willelmi” for “filie Walkillini”. Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.17-18n from 2.8.Spec.48 sealed counterpart.
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f.i.32r
Grant, by William of Hawthorn, to Ralph of Cornforth, for the courtesy made to him, of freedom in William's preserves or anywhere in Hawthorn without his licence to browse, impark, attach by gage, amerce, take amercements and distrain for them.
Witnesses: John of Romsey, steward; Geoffrey son of Geoffrey; Walter d'Audre; Jordan de Dalden; and many others.
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f.i.32r-v   1278
Grant by chirograph, by Peter Woolward of Hawthorn, to Ranulf son of Ralph of Cornforth, in exchange for all Ranulf's land of Cornforth with two tofts there, of all his demesne in Hawthorn, i.e. 5 bovates, with all his meadow on the south and north of the vill, one toft there that William son of Edulf used to hold of Peter with one cottage lying on the south side of it, and as augmentation one bovate there held of Peter by Walter son of Reginald, to be held in fee of Thomas of Herrington for the service due, with Peter holding the land of Cornforth in fee of the bishop of Durham for service due after Ralph obtained a charter by Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham.
Witnesses omitted.
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f.i.32v-33r
As Misc.Ch. 6173, now badly damaged, without witnesses, as the older copy on 2.8.Spec.49, which has, as here, “filia Willelmi” for “filia Wakelini”.
cf. 2.8.Spec.52, sealed original.
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f.i.33r
As 2.8.Spec.53 (sealed original), with only first witness, or as on 2.8.Spec.49.
{ “nota redditum xls. pro capellano celebrante ad altare sancte Katerine in ecclesia de Pittingdon”.}
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f.i.33r-v   [30 May 1351]
Inquisition following the death of John of Hedworth, before Robert del Bowes sheriff of Durham, with William of Ludworth, Roger of Newton, William Freeman of Whickham, William of Masham, Thomas of Urpeth, Alan Tailor of Plawsworth, William Lardener, Richard son of Reginald of Wearmouth, Robert de Castro, William Ayre of Washington, John Freeman of the same and William Mayreson of Hebburn stating that he held at his death of the bishop [of Durham] the Stothouse on Boldon moor for homage and service and 40s. a year and two suits at the court of Durham, 120 acres in Newton by Boldon for homage and service and 6s. 8d. a year, 94 acres 1 rood there and 4 acres one rood of meadow for 6s. 8d., one messuage and land there that belonged to Adam Rede for 40d. a year, one messuage and adjacent land that belonged to William son of Gilbert of Boldon for homage and service and 6s. 8d. a year, lands and tenements that belonged to Roger of Burdon, Agnes of Southwick, Adam son of Simon of Cleadon and Matilda de Holinside for 6s. a year, one messuage and 7 acres in Cleadon that belongedd to Simon Jowell for 5d. a year, two messuages and 21 acres 1 rood in Whitburn for 8s. a year, 12 acres in burgage in Sunderland for 8s. a year landmale, and three burgages in Durham for blank; of the prior of Durham in Southwick 118 acres for 20s. a year, and 18 acres * there for 9s. a year; of Richard del Caime [? recte Donne] 2 bovates {i.e. 24 acres} in {Megotes} denes by Southwick for 1lb. cumin [a year ?]; of the prior 20s. annual rent in Pittington, in Hedworth 24 acres that belonged to William son of Peter for 3s. a year, 35 acres there that belonged to Ralph Francis for 12d. a year, 10 acres there that belonged to John Clerk for 1 pair of gloves, two messuages and 12 acres there that belonged to Hugh Colstane for ½lb. cumin [a year ?], 60 acres [there ?] for 13s. 4d. a year and 8s. a year to William Mayre of Hebburn and foreign service; of Kepier hospital the Marrays for 13s. 4d.
Date: Durham, Monday after Ascension 6 Thomas Hatfield.
{* Once called Watermanland, now Mureland, as shown by f.55 [cf. note f.i.55v-56r below].}
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f.i.33v-34r
As enrolled Loc.IV:54 for prior's free court of Tuesday after Palm Sunday 1330.
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f.i.34r   [16 January 1312]
3.5.Spec.4 (sealed original) or as enrolled Loc.IV:54 for prior's free court of Tuesday after Palm Sunday, here with date omitted, but added below later.
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f.i.34r   8 September [1400]
Precept, by Walter [Skirlaw] bishop of Durham, to the sheriff of Durham, following the inquisition [f.i.34v-35r below] before Thomas of Claxton eschaetor of Durham finding that John of Hedworth of Southwick died holding of the bishop in chief 120 acres in Boldon for homage and fealty and 6s. 8d. a year and other lands in Cleadon [?: neither f.i.34v-35r below nor Deputy Keeper's Report 44 App. I p.215-216] and of the prior of Durham 118 acres in Southwick for 20s. a year and other lands in Hedworth, but not making mention of all the services for the lands held of the prior, and the assigning [f.i.34r-v below] of Ralph Eure, Robert of Wycliffe, John Conyers and Thomas of Claxton for two or three of them, including either Ralph or John, to hold an inquisition as to the services by which John of Hedworth held in Southwick and Hedworth, to make men come before them to do so.
Date: Durham, by Robert of Wycliffe, the bishop's chancellor 8 September 12 Skirlaw.
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f.i.34r-v   8 September [1400]
Mandate, by Walter [Skirlaw] bishop of Durham, to Ralph Eure, Robert of Wycliffe, John Conyers and Thomas of Claxton, following the inquisition [f.i.34v-35r below] before Thomas of Claxton eschaetor of Durham finding that John of Hedworth of Southwick died holding of the bishop in chief 120 acres in Boldon for homage and fealty and 6s. 8d. a year and other lands in Cleadon [?: cf. f.i.34r above] and of the prior of Durham 118 acres in Southwick for 20s. a year and other lands in Hedworth, but not making mention of all the services for the lands held of the prior, for two or three of them, including Ralph or John, to hold an inquisition as to the services by which John of Hedworth held in Southwick and Hedworth.
Date: Durham, by Robert of Wycliffe, the bishop's chancellor 8 September 12 Skirlaw.
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f.i.34v-35r   [22 December 1399]
[Inquisition] before Thomas of Claxton eschaetor [of Durham], with 12 jurors (named at the end: William Gategang, John Dolfanby, Richard of Redworth, Gilbert Eglyn, John de Castell, John Blackhead, Thomas Rogerley, William Boutflower, Thomas de Hoton, Thomas Huetson, William Ward de Hoton and Robert Binchester) stating that John of Hedworth of Southwick died on Monday after Michaelmas past [6 October 1399], holding of the bishop in chief 120 acres in Boldon for homage and fealty and 6s. 8d. a year, 94 acres 1 rood and 4 acres 1 rood of meadow there for 6s. 8d. a year, one messuage and all the land there that belonged to Adam Reed for 4s. 4d. a year, one messuage and all the land there that belonged to William son of Gilbert of Boldon for 6s. 8d. a year, land and tenements there that belonged to Roger of Burdon, Agnes of Southwick, Adam son of Simon of Cleadon and Matilda Gray for 6s. a year, two messuages and 21 acres 1 rood in Whitburn for 8s. a year, and 12 acres in burgage in Sunderland for 8s. a year landmale; of the prior of Durham 118 acres in Southwick for 20s. a year, 18 acres there for 9s. a year {marg.: land that was called Watermanland, see fo.55[v-56r below], now called Mureland}; of the heirs of Richard del Donne {or Caime} in mesne 2 bovates {i.e. 24 acres} in {Megotes} Dene by Southwick for 1 lb. cumin a year; of the prior 24 acres in Hedworth that belonged to William son of Peter of Hedworth for 3s. a year, 25 acres {35 acres according to the rental} there that belonged to William Francis for 12d. a year, 10 acres there that belonged to John Clerk for a pair of gloves a year, 15 acres there that belonged to Hugh Colstan for 1 lb. cumin a year, 52 acres in {Hebburn} for 13s. 4d. a year and to the heirs of William Mayre of Hebburn 8s. a year; from the master and brothers of Kepier hospital [Durham] a plot called the Marras for 13s. 4d. a year; all together worth 8 marks a year net; his son Robert the nearer heir, aged 12 and more.
Date: Durham, Monday before Christmas 12 Walter [Skirlaw] bishop [of Durham].
2.4.Spec.37 is a later copy.
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f.i.35r   [16 December] 1352
Grant, by Richard of Hedworth, to William Willy of Hebburn, of all his land [in Hebburn: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.12] called Scotsland, in two parts in the fields, one part called Holdenflat, in length between the Newdike and the River Tyne and in width between land of William Mayreson and a half acre of the Virgin Mary on one side and land once belonging to Nicholas Jackson on the other, and the other part called Crossflat, between land of William Lardner and land of William Mayreson, for 13s. 4d. a year to the prior of Durham.
Witnesses: William of Kirkby, William Mayreson, William Mayreson [again], William Lardner, Richard of Wearmouth, Richard Ayre of Southwick, Thomas son of John Willyson, John Coke, and many others.
Date: Hebburn, Sunday after Lucy 1352.
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f.i.35r-v
Misc.Ch. 6183.
Also f.i.31r-v above.
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f.i.35v   [?1279]
Terms of a lease for 27 years from Lawrence [10 August] 1279, [by the prior and convent of Durham, to an unnamed party], of the manor of Heworth with the whole demesne etc. west of Colepath, from the start of Colepath at Heworth dame down to the River Tyne, with the whole meadow called Saltemeadows under the Hayning and its turbary of Nether Heworth, except for the meadow on Colepath, for £4 20d. a year, 16s. 8d. for Durham maundy on Palm Sunday for the demesne corn-tithes and 10s. for lesser tithes to the master of Jarrow, with the lessee not taking his animals on the cultivated land east of Colepath or that south of the road from Boldon to Gateshead and with the lord of the fee, his men or tenants of Over Heworth not taking their animals on the cultivated land west of Colepath or north of that road, with the lessee grinding the corn from the demesne of the manor at Heworth mill free of multure and having six cart-loads of wood a year from Heworth wood, having received 16 acres well sown with wheat, 4 with barley and 20 with oats, 8 oxen, 2 draught animals, 1 plough, 1 wagon and 1 cart, and to have allowance in th e final payment for any new building or wall.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.110n.
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f.i.35v-36r
Misc.Ch. 6209 (two copies, the older damaged).
{Note “Dat auxilium et per hoc tenet per Seruicium militare”.}
Also f.i.31r above. Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.111n.
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f.i.36r
As 4.13.Spec.25.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.176-177n.
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f.i.36r-v
As 4.13.Spec.22.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.177n.
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f.i.36v-37r
As Misc.Ch. 2121, 2122 and 2123 (roll with copies of a grant (4.13.Spec.24), a quit-claim (Misc.Ch. 2110), a note and a grant), now damaged.
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f.i.37r-v
Misc.Ch. 6186 (two grants).
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f.i.37v
Grant, by B[ertram] prior and the convent of Durham, to Robert de Musters, of the 30 acres that Henry of Hutton bought from his man Hugh son of Uthred in Hutton [Henry] with the toft that Mervin held of Hugh and then granted in free alms to them [3.7.Spec.4: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.136-137n], for 1lb. wax at St Cuthbert in Lent [20 March].
Witness: the chapter.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.22-23n.
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f.i.37v
Misc.Ch. 6652, omitting fifth witness.
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f.i.38r
Misc.Ch. 6571.
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f.i.38r-v
Misc.Ch. 6571*, with fifth witness “Bernardo” for “de Berind-”.
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f.i.38v
Misc.Ch. 6788.
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f.i.38v-39r
Misc.Ch. 6222.
Also f.125r-v below.
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f.i.39r
Misc.Ch. 6221.
Also f.125r below.
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f.i.39r-v
Misc.Ch. 6223a.
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f.i.39v-40r
Misc.Ch. 6223d,
Also f.125v-126r below.
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f.i.40r
Misc.Ch. 6223c.
Also f.125v below.
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f.i.40r-41r
Misc.Ch. 6224 (three texts), now badly rubbed.
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f.i.41r
Misc.Ch. 6223b.
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f.i.41r-v
Misc.Ch. 5178, now damaged.
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f.i.41v-42r
Misc.Ch. 5180 and 5181 (two texts).
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f.i.42r
As 2.4.Spec.36.
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f.i.42r-v
Misc.Ch. 5543, now badly damaged.
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f.i.42v
Misc.Ch. 5547, now damaged.
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f.i.42v
Misc.Ch. 5545.
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f.i.43r
Complaint settled by sentence in 2.1.Spec.9.
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f.i.43r
Misc.Ch. 5546, now damaged.
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f.i.43r-v
Misc.Ch. 5541.
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f.i.43v
Misc.Ch. 5548, with “filia baconis” for “filia Ricardi” and “Bacone bronne” for “Ricardi Brun”.
Also copied f.i.72v below; cf. f.i.23v above, a variant form. Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.DCCXXX.
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f.i.43v   [1218 x 1234]
Grant, by Ralph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, to Alexander son of Eustace and E. his sister, for whichever of them lives longer, of 20s. a year from the monks' chamber by the hand of the prior or proctor of Holy Island, in return for their quit-claim [Misc.Ch. 5894] of 2 bovates with toft and buildings that their father Eustace held of the monks in Fenham, except for their house on Holy Island owing the prior or proctor of Holy Island 6d. at the feast of St Cuthbert in September.
No date [1218 x 1234: Ralph prior]
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f.i.43v-44r
Final concord as inspected in 2.6.Spec.20.
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f.i.44r
1.4.Ebor.14. {Note “Homagium”.}
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f.i.44r-v
Misc.Ch. 5445, Misc.Ch. 5446 or Misc.Ch. 5447.
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f.i.44v-45r
Misc.Ch. 5455. {with “nota antiquam originem” in margin}.
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f.i.45r
Misc.Ch. 5456, with omitted line added below.
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f.i.45v
Misc.Ch. 5450.
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f.i.45v-46r
Misc.Ch. 5454. {with cross-reference beside second part to Cart.III f.136}.
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f.i.46r-v
Misc.Ch. 5451.
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f.i.46v
Misc.Ch. 5453, beginning “R” instead of “Rad”.
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f.i.46v
Misc.Ch. 5600.
cf. Misc.Ch. 5598, duplicate with different endorsement copied f.i.48r below. Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.70n.
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f.i.47r
Misc.Ch. 5602. {Note “tallium”.}
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f.i.47r
Misc.Ch. 5603 (quit-claim and note).
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f.i.47v
Misc.Ch. 5596.
cf. 3.13.Spec.37, a similar quit-claim.
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f.i.47v
As 3.13.Spec.29.
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f.i.47v-48r
Misc.Ch. 5597.
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f.i.48r
Misc.Ch. 5599.
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f.i.48r
Misc.Ch. 5598.
cf. Misc.Ch. 5600, duplicate with different endorsement copied f.i.46v above. Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.70n.
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f.i.48r-v
Misc.Ch. 5683, Misc.Ch. 5684 or Misc.Ch. 5686, all now damaged, omitting all but five witnesses.
{Note of transcription and new sealing} {as shewn further down the leaf, [i.e. as by Misc.Ch. 5685]}.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.114-115n.
f.i.48v
Misc.Ch. 48.
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f.i.48v
Misc.Ch. 5685, omitting most of the text of the grant by Prior Lawrence as being “vt supra in penultima carta precedente”.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.115n.
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f.i.48v-49r   [8 January 1308]
Quit-claim, by Geoffrey son of Peter of Tudhoe, to Richard de Hoton prior and the convent of Durham, of the entire common of the pasture, land and moor approwed on Spennymoor in the vills of Kirk Merrington, Middlestone and Westerton, to be held by them in severality, saving his common in those tenements between the removal of the hay and corn and Candlemas without doing damage whenever sown.
Witnesses: Emery of Kelloe, William de Brakenbyr, William de Mordon, Walter of Darlington, Ralph of Warsop.
Date: Durham, 6 Id. January 1307.
Was 3.13.Spec.34, now missing.
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f.i.49r
Misc.Ch. 5681.
cf. Misc.Ch. 5590, sealed counterpart without a folio-reference to the register on the dorse.
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f.i.49r-v
Misc.Ch. 5682.
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f.i.49v
Misc.Ch. 1019, {with notes of the land being called Coldinghamland and of its purchase by John Binchester chaplain for the bursar's office}.
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f.i.49v-50r   [29 September] 1345
Grant, by John [Fossor] prior of Durham, with the consent of the chapter, to Richard son of Gilbert of Durham, of all the lands and tenements that belonged to Matilda de Collay in Relley and in the prior's custody through the minority of Matilda's daughter and heir Johanna, until Johanna's coming of age, for 20s. a year starting at Pentecost 1346, saving Johanna's marriage to the prior's decision, with right of re-entry for arrears of 40 days, with the buildings to be maintained and no wasting in the tenements' woods or gardens; sealed by Robert of Cockside and Adam Bett.
Date: Durham, Michael 1345.
{Note “Warda et maritagium”.}
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f.i.50r-v   Ambrose [4 April] 1268
Agreement by chirograph that, following the request by William of Layton for an exchange for his manor of Bearpark and the land of Crookton, continguous to the prior and convent's, with his wood there, of demesne land of the prior and convent in Moorsley as being near his land of Hetton, William's wood with the land of his manor and the adjacent land should be settled on the house of Durham by William's charter of feoffment and quit-claim in return for an equal exchange of land at Moorsley, with R[obert] of Holy Island, H[enry] of Horncastle and Geoffrey of Egglescliffe as arbiters for the prior and convent, J. de Plessis, Robert of Burnigill and Alexander of Biddick as arbiters for William, together with Thomas of Herrington knight chosen as head by both parties, to value the land at both places, and also the wooded cover, the latter to be paid for by the prior in cash, with the buildings and chapel of William's manor, apart from the stone walls, to be moved by the prior to Hetton if needed by William or their value to be re-imbursed to him, and the water-mill to be moved or a wind-mill to be made; the business to be pursued and completed within a fortnight after the prior's return from the council in London a fortnight after Easter, with arbiters unable to attend being replaced, and disagreement among them resolved by the maior et sanior part; either party preventing the business proceeding or taking effect liable to a penalty of £20 to the fabric of the [cathedral] church of Durham and compensation to the other party, with both subject to any judge, ecclesiastical or secular, able to compel payment of any penalty and observance of the terms of the agreement, and with any help of canon or civil law, especially royal or episcopal prohibition, renounced.
Also copied Alm.Sm.Cart. p.31-34. Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.189-190n.
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f.i.50v
Grant in fee, by [R]obert of Mainsforth and Peter his son, to Ralph Haget, of the 3 bovates that belonged to Uthred in Mainsforth with buildings, to be held of them for the foreign service due.
Witnesses: Peter parson of Sedgefield, Goidfrey his chaplain, Roger Burdon, Roger d'Audre, Ralph his brother, William Haget, Joelinus de Amundeville, William Harpin, Walter of Brafferton, Norman Archer, Ralph of Mainsforth, Roger Norr', William de Whitew', Robert baker, Richard de Tilliol, Robert of Grimston, and many others.
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f.i.50v-51r
Misc.Ch. 5687.
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f.i.51r
Grant, by R[alph Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, to Humfrey clerk of G. de Lacy, of all the land that belonged to W[illiam] Tossun [al. Teyssun] in Newsham and Winston that R[obert] son of Meldred granted in free alms to them [2.11.Spec.3: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.153n], for 4s. a year, half at Martinmas and half at Rogationtide.
Witness: the chapter.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.51n.
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f.i.51r
As 1.1.Spec.24.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.3-4n.
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f.i.51r-v
As 1.8.Spec.18.
Opening also f.i.53r below.
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f.i.51v
Misc.Ch. 6325.
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f.i.51v-52r   [?1280]
Agreement by chirograph, following the dispute between the abbot and convent of “Ger” [Garendon] and the prior of Durham and the convent in 8 Edward [? I: 1279-80] in the court of Leicester over trespasses by the prior and his servants in Normanton-on-Soar, with the abbot granting in free alms to the prior the plot in the syke of Locholm with part of the meadow, 7 feet wide on the north and 16 feet long on the south side of the abbot's meadow, to make and repair a mill-pond, by bounds established before John of Leake, William of Normanton, Thomas de Barsale, Robert de Mallesoueres and many others of the counties of Nottingham and Leicester on Thursday in Easter week in that year [? 25 April 1280], for 12d. a year, with freedom for the fishermen and servants of the abbot to take their boat by the syke to Scotsmill, and with the abbot's servants taking distraints for any arrears to the abbot's mill called Scotsmill from the prior's neifs in Normanton in the common pasture or elsewhere in the fields of Normanton; and with the prior undertaking never to raise the mill-pond of his mill of Normanton so as to create a back-flow of the River Soar damaging to the abbot's meadows or holdings in Hathern or the fields of Dishley, but making a stake in the mill-pond whenever necessary in the view of discreet men to show the height of the water, to prevent fraud, and also conceding that, whenever the River Soar in the Normanton mill-pond should be excessive through rainfall, the prior's servants of Normanton would draw the sluices of his mill to give the flow of water a full course and prevent damage to the abbot from the back-flow; sealed in testimony of warranty, defence, acquittance, etc.
Witnesses: Thomas de Barsale of Kegworth; Robert de Hanstid of the same; Robert [de] Mallesoueres; Ralph de Mounchosy of the same; Roger Aleyn of Shepshed, bailiff of John Comyn; William de Nauetel, of the county of Leicester; Hugh of Stamford, John of Leake, William of Normanton, Thomas of Rempstone, John Vigeruse, Robert Knot, of the county of Nottingham.
No date [? 1280: see above].
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f.i.52r
Note that 42 years previously Richard [of Claxton] prior of Durham leased 2 bovates with two tofts in Preston[-le-Skerne] to Nicholas Skerne, Alexander de Moreton and John de Brereton, living in Aycliffe, for 15 years from Martinmas [12]78 for 13s. 6d. a year.
For a document to similar effect running from Pentecost 1278, but without Nicholas Skerne involved and for 14s. 6d. a year, see Misc.Ch. 6344, copied f.i.53r-v below.
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f.i.52r
Misc.Ch. 6343.
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f.i.52r-v
Misc.Ch. 6807.
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f.i.52v
Misc.Ch. 6324, omitting last 5 witnesses.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.129n.
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f.i.53r
Misc.Ch. 6794g.
Opening of grant as f.i.51r-v above.
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f.i.53r   [1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290]
Grant, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to their faithful servant William Swan, of a toft in South Pittington [now Littletown] and 4 acres, 2 in Swineden and 2 abutting on Blindthornleche, for 2s. a year.
Witnesses: Roger of Lumley, Thomas of Whitworth, Walter of Ludworth, knights; Geoffrey of Egglescliffe, the prior's steward; Geoffrey of Northampton; John of Hornby; William d'Audre; and others.
No date [1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290: Hugh of Darlington prior]
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f.i.53r-v
Misc.Ch. 6344.
f.i.53v
Grant by Thomas, prior and convent of Durham, to William de Papeley of the church of St Mary of Binewerk in Stamford, saving a 20s annual pension.
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f.i.53v-54r   [1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290]
Confirmation, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to Henry and Amicia de Seynton, of one toft with buildings and arable land in that vill which he previously held at farm from their cell of Stamford, for 4s. a year to that cell, performance of foreign service, and suit of court after Michaelmas and at Easter, with no disposal without their licence or of the prior and their fellow-monks at the cell of Stamford.
No date [1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290: Hugh prior].
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f.i.54r   [1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290]
Confirmation, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to Alexander Hochebron of Lincoln, of one messuage in Deansgate in Lincoln, for 2s. a year at the feast of St Botolph, subject in the event of non-payment to the jurisdiction of the dean and chapter of Lincoln for enforcement of payment by ecclesiastical censure with other recourse renounced.
No date [1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290: Hugh prior].
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f.i.54r   [18 May] 1268
Confirmation at fee-farm by chirograph, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to Hugh Tatte of Stamford, of the houses in Stamford in the parish of St Mary at the Bridge between the houses of Thomas son of Absalom to the south and of Richard of Corby to the north, with other religious and Jews excluded as assigns, for 40s. a year to their cell of St Leonard by Stamford at four terms and payments of tallages etc., with right of re-entry after a year and a day for non-payment or failure to make good dilapidations.
Date: Durham, 15 Kal. June 1268.
{Note “clausula intrandi”.}
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f.i.54r-v
Memorandum of petition by Eustace Malherbe of Stamford, in return for conferring on St Leonard's church Stamford his holdings in Stamford (3 messuages and one toft 24 feet long, and 44½ acres and 3 acres of meadow) with refeoffment of them to himself and Loretta his wife for their lives, of conferral by the prior of Durham on himself and his wife for their lives in St Leonard's priory in Stamford of the liveries of two monks (2 white loaves of the same quality as eaten by the prior at his own table, each weighing 66s. 6d., 2 gallons of the better ale of the house as drunk by the prior, and 5 marks a year for other food and other things of a monk's livery apart from clothing), with the prior finding one chaplain to celebrate daily in St Leonard's church a requiem mass for their souls, the prior celebrating a solemn mass in St Paul's church Stamford each year on the anniversaries of Eustace and Loretta, providing 4 candles to burn around their grave, giving 5s. in bread and herring to 100 paupers on that day, and 1d. for ringing a bell through the town, with the chantry to start immediately after the death of the first of them.
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f.i.54v-55r   [?1240 x 1307]
Extent of the lands and tenements in Stamford granted by Earl J[ohn] de Warenne to Robert of Newark and Matilda his wife, comprising a capital messuage, 2 shops, 63 acres of arable, 13 acres of meadow, in Couholm, Bradecrofteng and under the castle, with a second hay crop, and 4 acres of pasture; worth in total £17 10s. a year.
[Memorandum of] petition by Robert and Matilda, in return for conferring these lands and tenements on St Leonard's church Stamford and the monks there, with refeoffment to them for their lives by the prior with the assent of his chapter, for admission to fraternity of the chapter, and conferral on them for their lives of £20 worth of lands and rents in Blyborough and Stamford and 4 marks a year of rent for their lives for their robes (£1 for Robert's, and £1 13s. 4d. for Matilda's), with the prior finding one chaplain to celebrate daily in St Leonard's church a requiem mass for their souls, starting immediately after the death of either of them, with 5 marks of the annual rent reverting to the prior to support the chaplain, an obit as for brothers of the chapter, the prior of St Leonard's celebrating a solemn mass in St George's church Stamford each year on their anniversaries, providing on their anniversaries 4 candles to burn around their grave at mass and through the whole day, giving 6s. 8d. in bread and herring to 160 paupers on their anniversaries, and 1d. to the beadle taking a bell through the town, with the wax remaining to St George's church.
[Soon after 1240 x 1347: tenure of Earls John I and II.]
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f.i.55r-v   [13 November] 1357
Lease for 80 years, by the prior of Durham and the convent, to John Wright of Coningsby, living in Boston, of a plot of land in Boston between the rectory and land held by Walter of Stickney to the north and land of Kyme priory to the south, abbutting a common sewer to the east and land of John of Millburn clerk and a watercourse to the west, for 6s. 8d. a year at St Leonard's priory Stamford for the first 10 years, 10s. a year for the second ten years, 13s. 4d. a year for the third ten years, 16s. 8d. a year for the fourth ten years, and then 20s. a year, and service to the lords of the fee, including any arrears outstanding at the start of the lease, with right of re-entry for arrears of a quarter year or dilapidations reducing the leasing value below 20s. a year, with John building a chamber and a solar at his own expense and maintaining them, together with the buildings already constructed, and providing the prior or any monk of Durham staying in Boston with a chamber and stable and litter when required.
Date: Durham, Monday after Martinmas 1357.
Original: DCD 3.3.Ebor.7.
Another copy: DCD Reg.II, f.151v-152r.
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f.i.55v
Concession, by Isabella widow of Henry of Kelloe, to the prior and convent of Durham, freely to approw from their moor and waste in Spennymoor, to bring such approwments into cultivation and hold them in severality, with quit-claim of her right of common there.
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f.i.55v   [20 August 1231]
Final concord, before John of Romsey, William of Barton, Jordan Heirun, Jordan de Dalden, justices, between Reginald of Redheugh and Petronilla his wife, plaintiffs, by a writ of mort d'ancestor, and Ralph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, called to warrant by Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, with the prior and convent warranting him for 1½ carucates in Silksworth, Reginald and Petronilla quit-claiming the land to the prior and convent, and receiving 40s. from them.
Date: Durham, Tuesday after Assumption of Virgin Mary 4 Richard [Poore, identifiable from John of Romsey] bishop of Durham.
Described: English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.296-297.
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f.i.55v   [28 February 1277]
Grant, by Richard [of Claxton] prior and the convent of Durham, to Thomas of Stanhope son of Roger Marshall of the same, of all the land with tofts and crofts that Roger his father once held of them there, viz. two tofts with crofts containing 2 acres with 4 acres in the territory of the vill, for 4s. 6d. a year to the almoner of Durham.
Witness: the chapter.
Date: Durham, 2 Kal. March 1276.
{“nota iiijs. vjd. ad elemosinarium”.}
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f.i.55v-56r   [1234 x 1244]
Grant, by Thomas [of Melsonby] prior and the convent of Durham, to William of Fulwell, of 18 acres with one toft in Southwick which the fisherman of Ebbeyare once held, for 9s. a year, half at Martinmas and half at Rogationtide, and grinding at their mill for the thirteenth measure.
No date [1234 x 1244: Thomas prior].
{Notes “ponitur inter cart”, “quondam vocabatur Watermanland sed modo vocatur Mureland”.}
cf. f.i.33r-v and 34v-35r above. Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.16n.
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f.i.56r   [1218 x 1234]
Confirmation, by R[alph Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, of the grant by Hugh de Feritate to Thomas Scott of land belonging to the church of Staindrop, as more fully in Hugh's authentic charter.
No date [1218 x 1234: Ralph prior].
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f.i.56r
As Cart.Vet. f.72r-v, here with
witnesses: Jollan of Langton, Elias of Headlam, Robert de Marroill, Robert of Hindley, Alan of York, Thomas chaplain, Mr William of Stichill, Ralph of Moulton, and many others.
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f.i.56r-v
Lease for 30 years from Martinmas 1296, by Richard [de Hoton] prior and the convent of Durham, to William de Hoton, of 60 acres of their waste in Spennymoor, with a perch of 20 feet, from the land between the road from Ferryhill to Sunderland [Bridge] to the east, the road from [Bishop] Auckland to Hartlepool to the north and the road from Brancepeth to Hartlepool [recte Ferryhill ?] on the south, and so towards Thinford, taking marl for the land from the prior's marl-pit at Ferryhill, for 30s. a year and milling corn from the land at the prior's mill for every eighteenth measure.
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f.i.56v
As 1.12.Spec.8.
{Cross-reference to a later document on f.72v below. Note “terra per seruicium militare”.}
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f.i.56v-57r   [27 July] 1320
Concession, by Thomas Cook of Merrington, to his son John, of the 30 acres of arable, with a perch of 20 feet, south of the land of William of Haswell, abutting on the road from Merrington to Whitworth to the west and extending to the stream running from the east fish-pond of Merrington, leased for 30 years to Thomas by Geoffrey [Burdon] prior and the convent of Durham, to be held of them by John for 28 years from Martinmas 1320, taking marl for the land under the supervision of the prior's bailiffs, for 15s. a year and milling corn from the land at the prior's mill for every twentieth measure, and also sustenance of Thomas in all necessities, with the prior and convent free to approw their wastes.
Witnesses: Robert Greathead, steward of the prior of Durham; John of Halnaby; John of Heighington; William his son; John son of Alan of Merrington; Richard son of Mabilla of the same, and many others.
Date: Merrington, Sunday before Peter ad vincula 1320.
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f.i.57r
Misc.Ch. 5542, now badly damaged.
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f.i.57r-v
2.2.Spec.15.
Printed in J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol.VI, (Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1902) p.104.
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f.i.57v   Michaelmas [29 September] 1321
Lease for 24 years, by Richard de Hoton of Butterwick and his son and heir John, to William de Aula of Thorpe Thewles, of one messuage and 2 bovates in Thorpe Thewles, for 16s. 8d. a year for the first 4 years, as in the old document of Alan de Kabery knight, and then 20s. a year, with right for Richard and John to re-enter and distrain for arrears.
Witnesses: Hugh of Lowther knight, William of the Priory of Thorpe, John son of William, John Warde, and others.
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f.i.57v-58r   Martinmas [11 November] 1307
Lease for 20 years, by Richard de Aslakby subprior of Durham and the convent, to Richard son of Geoffrey, of 1 bovate in Tursdale, once held by Thomas Shepherd, with a toft and croft, a house worth 30s., and the toft called Old Hall closest to the said toft towards the north with the croft, for 15s. a year to Durham's common fund; the subprior or keepers of the common fund being free to lease any coal-mine found on the land, with access to it without consulting Richard but with assessed compensation; the house to be vacated in its original state, in the view of trustworthy men; Richard free to take away any other buildings put up on the tofts at his own expense, unless paid for them, but any built with the subprior and convent contributing to remain and with no allowance; the whole bovate to be well marled by Richard.
Sealed by the subprior, Richard and Richard's pledges.
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f.i.58r   [10 November] 1323
Lease for 10 years, by William of Cowton prior of Durham and the convent, to John of Chilton and John of Pontefract, of the whole fishery of Pole in the Tweed [at Orde], for £9 6s. 8d. a year, beginning at Pentecost 1324, to be reduced by assessment following any loss of profit as a result of war.
Date: Durham, vigil of Martinmas 1323.
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f.i.58r-v
Misc.Ch. 6423.
[For a grant by Richard and Agnes on partly similar terms, see Cart.El.Parv. p.141.]
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f.i.58v
1.4.Ebor.24, with deceased parson “Ottleshal” for “Eccleshal”.
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f.i.58v-59r
Misc.Ch. 6424, omitting last witness.
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f.i.59r
Misc.Ch. 6465.
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f.i.59r-v
Ordinance by Ralph prior and convent of Durham that, as A de Helton conceded three marks annually from his Hilton mill to augment the maintenance of the chaplain celebrating [masses] at the altar of St Laurence in Wearmouth church for the souls of himself and his ancestors, such celebration should continue.
Witness: the chapter.
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f.i.59v
4.3.Sacr.3.
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f.i.59v-60r   [1 February 1312]
Grant by chirograph, by William [of Tanfield] prior of Durham and the convent, to William son of William of Washington, of 70 acres of moor and waste in Over Heworth moor with common pasture except in the prior and convent's several pastures, with the prior and convent free to approw their adjoining wastes and retaining for themselves and others common during the open season, for 8d. a year per acre, suit at the first sessions of the prior's free court after Michaelmas, Christmas and Easter, and relief of 20s., with remainder to William's brother Thomas of Washington failing heirs of William's body and reversion to the prior and convent failing heirs of Thomas' body, and with entry and retention by the prior and convent for arrears or for lack of reasonable distraints through the land being uncultivated.
Date: vigil of Purification 1311.
Witnesses: Robert of Hylton, Guichard son of Guichard de Charron, Thomas of Whitworth, knights; John Biddick; John of Usworth; and others.
{Notes “Secta curie et releuium”, “Reuersio”.}
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f.i.60r   [11 July] 1316
Grant by chirograph, by Richard de Hoton and Sibbota his wife, to Adam son of Andrew miller of Whitton and William son of James of Layton, of the mill of Butterwick with the suit of their free and other tenants, for 10 marks a year, with right to distrain for arrears.
Date: Butterwick Sunday after translation of Thomas m. 1316.
Witnesses: Gilbert d'Audre, Peter d'Audre, Robert Rowland, Adam Frere, and many others.
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f.i.60v
Misc.Ch. 6425.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.15n.
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f.i.60v   [?1328]
Lease for 24 years from Michaelmas 1328, by John de Crepyng terrar of Durham, to William Nichol of Bowthorpe, of one messuage and one bovate in Woodhall once belonging to John of Whitby, for 20s. a year to the terrar, with William bound to put up sufficient buildings on the said [!] toft for an allowance of 40s. against the first two years' rent.
No date [but see opening date of term].
Witnesses: John of Cliffe, William de Hathelsey, John de Eyville, Henry of Middleton, Robert of Bowthorpe, and others.
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f.i.60v-61r   [?1297]
Lease for 10 years from Pentecost [2 June] 1297, by Henry of Lusby sacrist of Durham, to John Nansogode and Peter of Fangfoss, bakers of York, of an oven in Ousegate [York] called the Hall bakehouse, between the land of St Cuthbert and of George le Fleming, and of William of Rigton in front and that held by Nicholas le Chaloner, with access to Ousegate in front, for 8s. a year to the sacrist, with the oven to be vacated in its original state or better.
No date [but see opening date of term].
Witnesses: Stephen of Morton, Robert of Stockton, John of Seamer, Richard Plaindamour [i.e. Fullalove], Richard Whiting, and others.
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f.i.61r
2.11.Spec.4, {with spellings of minor placenames altered}.
{Notes “nota x s.”, and identifying land as Osmundcroft.}
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.52n.
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f.i.61r-v
4.2.Ebor.14.
{Notes “ista prescribitur fo 29”, and referring to the cartulary copy [Cart. III f.80r-v] of Bishop Hugh's confirmation [4.2.Ebor.16]}.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.205-206n and W. Farrer, Early Yorkshire Charters vol. 2 (1955), p.323-324.
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f.i.61v
Misc.Ch. 6485, omitting two [redundant ?] words before “Teste”.
{Note “Secta curie et auxilia”}
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f.i.61v
Misc.Ch. 6543a or Misc.Ch. 6543b, with “Radulfi dedit” for “Adulfi fecit”, omitting “quondam” before “marescallo”.
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f.i.61v-62r
Misc.Ch. 6488b, omitting two witnesses and with “H. Capellano” for “H de Capella”.
cf. Misc.Ch. 6488a, sealed original without folio-reference to Register on the dorse.
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f.i.62r
Misc.Ch. 6543d.
cf. Misc.Ch. 6543c, with seven witnesses, and Misc.Ch. 6543e, with a term at Michaelmas not Martinmas.
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f.i.62r
Misc.Ch. 6493+.
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f.i.62r-v   [1218 x 1234]
Concession, by Ralph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, to Gilbert Barker and Alice his wife, for their lives, of the 24 acres of arable in Wolviston with one toft and ½ acre of meadow given to the monks in free alms by Henry of Wolviston [see 3.9.Spec.2, Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis p.143n; cf. Misc.Ch. 6486a, copied f. i.64r below, Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis p.37-38n], for 2s. a year, to be held in fee by the heirs of Gilbert's body or, failing such heirs, for life by Alice with reversion to the monks on her death.
No date [1218 x 1234: Ralph Kerneth prior.]
{Note “Modo W Ster de Norton Set reddit iij s. ix d.”, cf. Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis p.27 [but the last holding ibid. p.37 seems to match better, although 1 full acre of meadow is involved].}
Another copy: f. i.64v below, with Gilbert “Bercharius”.
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f.i.62v
Misc.Ch. 6490.
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f.i.62v-63r   [1341 x 1374]
Lease, by John [Fossor] prior of Durham and the convent, to John of Wolviston and his wife Margaret, for their lives and the life of their son William, of one messuage, 24 acres of arable and 2 acres of meadow in Wolviston (the messuage between that held by John of Staveley from the inheritance of Alice his wife and that of William of Edlingham; in the south field 1 acre in 2 selions abutting Kirkgate south of Robert Lucas' land, and in 1 selion at the cross between Wolviston and Billingham beside John Stere's land, 1 acre in 2 selions on Blacklands beside Emma of Foxton's land, and in 1 selion on Fartherweldene east of Robert son of Adam's land, 1 acre in 1 selion on Hangandwellrode north of Matilda of Bruntoft's land, 1 acre east of Heppedon beside Hugh Baker's land and in 1 selion at Lyntcrokes east of John del Hay's land, 1 acre in 2 selions on Blacklands beside Matilda of Bruntoft's land, ½ acre at Sexhill south of John of Dunbar's land, 1 acre at Dennyng north of John of Belasis' land; in the west field 1 selion at Greendyke beside John of Belasis' land on the west, 2 selions east of John son of Gilbert of Bewley's land, and in 1 selion east of John Hunter's land, ½ acre west of Cuthbert Stere's land, 1 acre in 3 selions on Crauthorndenes south of Richard Stere's land and in 1 selion behind Mykylhill south of Alice Greathead's land, 1 acre in 6 selions at Purokesdenside west of William of Uffington's holding, 1 acre west of Alice of Kent's land, 1 acre in 4 selions north of John of Dunbar's land, and in 1 selion south of John of Dunbar's land, 1 acre in 2 selions at Langmer with the prior's land on both sides held by William the clerk and Gilbert Dobson, with 2 selions at Langside east of Thomas son of William's land, and in 3 selions at Foulsyke beside the pasture; in the north field 2 acres in one piece at the Hough, 1 acre in 4 selions west of John Stere's land beside Bruntoftbalks, and in 1 selion east of John son of Gilbert of Bewley's land, 1 acre between the Denes east of John of Edmundbyers' land, 1 acre in 2 selions at the Northburn east of John of Dunbar's land, and in 1 selion at Aldgate south of Robert son of Adam's land, ½ acre beyond Aldgate between John of Belasis' land and William of Uffington's, 1 acre in 4 selions at Fishpools east of Robert son of Adam's land, 3 roods in 1 selion at Floodgates beside a boundary, 3 roods in 3 headlands and 2 selions in Harstanden beside the pasture; the 2 acres of meadow in 1 piece at the Plankgate), for 1d. a year, milling their corn at the prior's mill for every thirteenth measure as they were accustomed to do before, paying tolhale like the prior's other tenants for any tavern, and no subletting without the prior and convent's consent.
Witnesses: blank.
No date [1341 x 1374: John Fossor prior.
{Note: “reddendo annuatim vnum d.”}
The two halves of a slightly different lease, dated 10 June 1348, are 3.9.Spec.56a and 56b.
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f.i.63r-v   [4 May 1292]
Grant, by John son of John Shirlock, to William of Rievaulx living in Cleveland, of all his lands and tenements in Wolviston.
Witnesses: William del Hay, Richard Scott, Gilbert de Grangia, John of Greatham, William son of John of Wolviston, John of Yarm, Robert Ayre, and others.
Date: Wolviston Sunday after Invention of Cross 20 Edward [I].
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f.i.63v
1.10.Spec.47.
{ “Nota pro ingressu prioris” that} Cecily widow of John Shirlock held all the lands and tenements, through her the prior and convent had entry, and John son of Marjorie sister of John Shirlock, the heir apparent, quit-claimed them.
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f.i.63v-64r
Misc.Ch. 6487a or Misc.Ch.6487b, probably the former given the form of the first witness' name.
{Note that the said charter does not pertain to William Chapman's heirs but to the prior of Durham for land of John Shirlock.}
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f.i.64r
Misc.Ch. 6486a,
cf. Misc.Ch. 6486b, with differences in the specification of the land. Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.37-38n.
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f.i.64r
Misc.Ch. 7126, with “imanitori” for “ingeniatori” and omitting three witnesses.
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f.i.64v
{Note “per tallium”.}
As f.i.62r-v above.
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f.i.64v
Misc.Ch. 6794d.
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f.i.64v-65r
Misc.Ch. 6492.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.35-36n.
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f.i.65r
Misc.Ch. 6484.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.31n.
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f.i.65r   12 December 1379
Grant by indenture, by Robert [of Walworth] prior of Durham, to John of Belasis, of all the corn tilled and sown by John on the lands at Wolviston with which the prior was enfeoffed by John, of freedom to sow with barley and spring seed all the land designated for spring seed and to take the whole crop, and of the whole house in Wolviston occupied by John, with its buildings and gardens, until Martinmas 1381, saving to the prior lands and tenements held by other tenants and lands not sown this year by John.
Date: Durham 12 December 1379.
{Note that this land was given to the prior for the manor of Henknowl.}
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f.i.65r-v
Misc.Ch. 6495*, now badly faded.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.28n.
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f.i.65v
[Draft ?] version of 3.9.Spec.45.
{Notes “cum homagiis wardis releuiis seruiciis redditibus escaetis et villanis” and “Homagium”.}
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f.i.65v-66r
Misc.Ch. 6493* (two grants), now stained.
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f.i.66r   [2 February 1375]
Lease for 20 years, by Richard of Wolviston chaplain, to Alice Tawar of Greatham, of all his lands and tenements in Wolviston granted to him by his mother Cecilia to support his boys [ “lacuna” ?], for 20s. a year.
Witnesses: John of Belasis, William Chapman, William of Wolviston, and many others.
Date: Wolviston Purification 1374.
f.i.66r   [1196 x 1213]
{Grant, by Bertram prior and the convent of Durham, to Adam son of William of Lintz, of all the land given to them in free alms by his father in Lintz [copied Cart.El.Parv. p.132-33], i.e. 40 acres of cultivated land towards the east and towards the north from Uthred's house, with one toft and croft that belonged to Uthred, for homage and service and 12d. a year at St Cuthbert in September to their almonry.
Witnesses: Aimery archdeacon [of Durham], and others.}
No date [1196 x 1213: Aimery archdeacon x Bertram prior.]
{Note “originale est in officio Elemos'”.}
Also copied earlier Alm.Sm.Cart.. p.154*, now not fully legible, and later Alm.Rntls.&Cart. f.171v-172r.
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f.i.66v   [?1189 x 1213]
Grant, by [B]ertram prior and the convent of Durham, to Walter of Byker, of 32 acres with toft and croft in Lintz, that Robert of Marley held and Geoffrey son of William of Lintz gave to them in free alms, for 12d. a year.
No date [? 1189 x 1213: Prior Bertram I to judge by the script of the damaged original counterpart, Cart.El.Parv. p.122*].
{Notes: “homagium”, “in officio Elem'”.}
Also copied earlier Alm.Sm.Cart.. p.155 (i), now not fully legible, and later Almoner's Rentals & Cartulary f.172v.
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f.i.66v   [1189 x 1198]
Grant, by [B]ertram prior and the convent of Durham, to Richard Carpenter, of the whole toft before their gate [in the Bailey, Durham], that belonged to Robert Cook, from the road to the [city] wall, for 14d. a year, at Rogationtide and Martinmas, to their almonry.
Witnesses: Simon the Chamberlain, Mr Richard of Coldingham, Mr Henry, Mr Robert of Haddington, Nigel chaplain, John of Ketton, Richard Brun, Hugh Havet, Philip of Howden, William of Aycliffe, William of Old Cambus, Elias cook, and many others.
No date [1189 x 1198: Bertram prior x d. Mr Richard of Coldingham].
{Note: “in officio Elem'”.}
Also copied earlier Alm.Sm.Cart.. p.155 (ii), now not quite fully legible.
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f.i.66v   [1213 x 1218]
Undertaking, by William [of Durham] prior and the convent, to pay to the nuns of Ellerton in Swaledale half a mark a year, by the hand of their almoner, for 10 acres in the fields of Elvet and a messuage once held by Walter of Haddington.
No date [1213 x 1218: William prior. The script of the earlier copy excludes later priors named William.]
{Note: “in officio Elem'”.}
Also copied earlier Alm.Sm.Cart. p.155 (iii), now not quite fully legible.
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f.i.66v-67r   [1213 x 1218]
Grant at fee-farm, by [W]illiam [of Durham] prior and the convent of Durham, to William of Ripon, of the 10 acres in the field of Elvet in Swallop given to their almonry by Mr Walter of Haddington, for 6s. a year to their almoner, at Rogationtide and Martinmas, saving the right of their hostiller; with William handing over to them “super simili fidelitate sigillum suum cum scripto”.
No date [1213 x 1218: William prior. The script of the earlier copy excludes later priors named William.]
{Note: “in officio Elem'”.}
Also copied earlier Alm.Sm.Cart. p.156 (i), now not fully legible.
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f.i.67r
As Cart.El.Parv. p.156 (ii).
{Notes: “nescio hanc villam”, “nota quarta partis feodi vnius militis”.} [The note in a similar hand on Alm.Sm.Cart. p.122 referring to Brandon was presumably made a little later.]
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f.i.67r   [1218 x 1234]
Grant, by Ralph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, to Peter son of Edmund, of all the land held at any time by Ranulf of Wackerfield in Wackerfield, given in free alms by Robert son of Meldred to support their almonry, for 2s. a year to their almoner, at Martinmas and Rogationtide, with appurtenances as set out in Robert's charter [copied Alm.Sm.Cart. p.147-48].
No date [1218 x 1234: Ralph prior.]
{Note: “in officio Elem'”.}
Also copied earlier Alm.Sm.Cart. p.156-157, now not fully legible.
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f.i.67r
As Alm.Sm.Cart. p.159 (ii), also p.157; presumably copied here from p.157, and from p.159 at f.i.68r below, see the omission here of “servicio”.
{Note: now is the earl of Westmorland's.}
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f.i.67r-v
As Alm.Sm.Cart. p.157 (ii).
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f.i.67v   [1218 x 1234]
Grant for life, by [R]alph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, to Mr Stephen goldsmith, of a toft in the Bailey Durham, between the houses of Mr Peter goldsmith and of Walter de Musters, for 2s. and 1 lb. pepper a year, with reversion to their almonry with any buildings erected on the toft by Stephen.
No date [1218 x 1234: Ralph prior].
Also copied earlier Alm.Sm.Cart.. p.158 (i), now not fully legible.
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f.i.67v
As Alm.Sm.Cart.. p.158 (ii).
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f.i.67v-68r   [1189 x 1213 or 1244 x 1258]
Grant, by B[ertram] prior and the convent of Durham, to William of Burdon son of Roger, of 2 bovates in Burdon granted to them by Roger son of Zachary of Burdon for the support of the poor in their almonry of Durham [3.10.Spec.1], and held at farm from Roger son of Zachary by Ralph of Moulton, for 5s. a year to the almoner of Durham, with their warranty for as long as Roger son of Zachary and his heirs warrant them.
No date [1189 x 1213 or 1244 x 1258: Bertram prior].
Also copied earlier Alm.Sm.Cart. p.158-159, now not fully legible.
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f.i.68r
As Alm.Sm.Cart. p.159 (i).
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f.i.68r
As Alm.Sm.Cart. p.159 (ii), also p.157; presumably copied here from p.159, and from p.157 at f.i.67r above, see the inclusion here of “servicio”.
{Note: now is the earl of Westmorland's.}
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f.i.68r-v   [1234 x 1244]
Grant [?] in fee-farm by chirograph, by Thomas [of Melsonby] prior and the convent of Durham, to John Gilett clerk, of all the land with toft and croft in Rowley [Gilett] granted to them by Robert of Lincoln, i.e. the 20 acres granted to Robert by William of Howden, with no alienation to be made to other religious or Jews, for 40d. a year to their almoner of Durham and foreign service.
Witnesses: Robert son of Meldred, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, and others.
No date [1234 x 1244: Thomas prior, identifiable from the first witness.]
{Note “forinsecum Seruicium”.}
Also copied earlier Alm.Sm.Cart. p.160 (i), now not fully legible.
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f.i.68v   [1189 x 1213]
Grant, by B[ertram] prior and the convent of Durham, to Martin carpenter of Denton, of the lands granted in free alms to their almonry by Jolanus of Denton, i.e. in Denton the property specified as in the grant by Jolanus copied Alm.Sm.Cart. p.118-119, for homage and service, a pension of 13d. a year, at St Cuthbert in September and in Lent, 12d. for foreign [service: “ad forisfactum”!] and 2s. for relief.
Witnesses: Mr Walter of Haddington, Mr Alan of Richmond, Mr Robert medicus, Thomas de Amundeville, Walter of Washington, William his brother, and others.
No date [1189 x 1213: prior identifiable as Bertram I from the witnesses.]
Also copied earlier Alm.Sm.Cart. p.160 (ii), now not easily legible, and later ibid. p.27-28.
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f.i.68v-69r
As Alm.Sm.Cart. p.77.
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f.i.69r
3.3.Elemos.2, with note of date etc. as Alm.Sm.Cart. p.162.
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f.i.69r-v   [1234 x 1244]
Grant at fee-farm, by Thomas [of Melsonby] prior and the convent of Durham, to John of Rounton, of all their land in Bradbury with meadow, i.e. the whole cultura called Holdenflat, 1 acre on Monknoll and one toft and croft in Bradbury that William Swan held [granted by Robert de Musters, 2.1.Elemos.12], all the pasture and land between Reuesden and Hardwickburn [granted by Robert de Musters, 2.1.Elemos.11], 20 acres with toft and croft between the houses of Adam and Nicholas Wreist to the west and with Adam's meadow and peatery, specified as in Adam son of Geoffrey of Bradbury's grant (2.1.Elemos.5), two bovates with toft and croft, and 2 acres of land and 1 acre of meadow, all specified as in Walter de Muster's grant (2.1.Elemos.19), the toft and croft between the path down from St Nicholas' chapel at Bradbury to the road beside the water and the road towards the east of Bradbury [? granted by Walter de Musters, 2.1.Elemos.18 now missing], and for intake all the land on Reuesden called Brakes running up the sike to the moor and down to [Hard]wick mill-stream, for 66s. 4d. a year to the almoner of Durham, with distraint for non-payment, John's heirs paying 1 mark for relief, with unimpeded entry and seisin ( “saxinam”), and the monks acquitting any foreign service.
No date [1234 x 1244: Thomas prior].
Also copied earlier Alm.Sm.Cart. p.202, now not fully legible.
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f.i.69v
As Alm.Sm.Cart. p.203.
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f.i.69v-70r   [5 June 1264 or 2 June 1278]
Inquisition, with Robert of Cleadon, Roger of Usworth, William of Youlton, Robert of Ravensworth, William of Cleadon, John Ayre of the same, Geoffrey of Whickham, Walter of Urpeth, Richard of Holmside, John of Kibblesworth, William de Pokesley, William of Swalwell and William de Redley stating that throughout the time of Richard Marsh bishop of Durham [1217-1226] and down to the present the men of the prior [of Durham] with all their animals grazed the pasture of the entire moor from the spring called Bolburnhead down the stream to the field of Follingsby and then down Wrekendyke eastwards to Whitemere and the sike running down from the marsh under Blacklaw and then down Wrekendyke eastwards to Whitemere [text corrupt ?], and from before that time dug up heather and cut turves.
Dated: Bolburnhead Thursday before Pentecost 4 Bishop Robert.
What seems to be a summary of this inquest, contained in 1.4.Spec.40, now missing, copied Cart.II f.79v, sets out the bounds more clearly.
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f.i.70r
Misc.Ch. 1104.
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f.i.70r-v
As Cart.Vet. f.172v (ii).
Also f.i.107v below.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.149n.
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f.i.70v   [1218 x 1234]
Manumission, by Ralph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, of Alan son of Aldred of Wallsend, with confirmation to him of one toft and croft with 43 acres in [Willington: “Wilingham”], for 1 mark a year to their exchequer of Durham, one hen at Christmas and 20 eggs at Easter at their manor of Wallsend, ploughing and harrowing 1 acre a year there, with the monks providing food for 3 men, harrowing for 3 days in Lent, with food, and doing 4 days ( “iurnetas”) with 2 men at harvest time.
No date [1218 x 1234: Ralph prior].
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f.i.70v   [?1234 x 1244]
Manumission, by Thomas prior and the convent of Durham, of their neif Henry le Oyselur of Dalton.
No date [? 1234 x 1244: prior presumably Thomas of Melsonby.]
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f.i.70v-71r   [1189 x 1213]
Quitclaim with release from servitude, by Bertram prior and the convent of Durham, to Edmund reeve of Durham, for 5 marks, of their man William Picot, with William paying 12d. a year at Rogationtide for recognizance.
Witnesses: Robert son of Hui [?], Ralph de Santon, Peter son of Ordwy, William of Sherburn, William of Ripon, John [of] Ketton, Richard Brun, William of Aycliffe, William of Bishopton, and many others.
No date [1189 x 1213: prior identifiable as Bertram I from the witnesses, see 1.1.Finc.9, etc.]
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f.i.71r   1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290]
Manumission, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, of their neif William son of Roger Wigod of Cowpen.
No date [1258 x 1273 or 1286 x 1290: Hugh prior].
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f.i.71r   [23 May] 1265
Manumission, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, of John of Ketton.
Date: Durham 10 Kal. June 1265.
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f.i.71r   [29 October] 1262
Manumission, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior of Durham and the convent, of their neif Ralph of Pittington.
Date: Durham 4 Kal. November1262.
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f.i.71r-v   [4 January 1262]
Manumission, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior of Durham and the convent, of their neif Gamel of Jarrow.
Date: Durham Prid. Non. January 1261.
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f.i.71v   [26 August] 1276
Manumission, by Richard [of Claxton] prior of Durham and the convent, of Adam son of William of Newton Ketton ( “la Neuton iuxta Ketton”).
Date: Durham 7 Kal. September 1276.
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f.i.71v   [19 June] 1276
Manumission, by Richard [of Claxton] prior and the convent of Durham, of Roger son of John son of Agnes of Cowpen.
Date: Durham 13 Kal. July 1276.
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f.i.71v-72r   [23 December] 1275
Manumission, by Richard [Claxton] prior and the convent of Durham, of Robert son of Robert son of Wimer of Cowpen.
Date: Durham 10 Kal. January 1275.
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f.i.72r   [25 November] 1318
Manumission by indenture, by Geoffrey [of Burdon] prior of Durham and the convent, of Richard son of Henry of Normanton and of William his son.
Date: Durham, for the prior and convent 7 Kal. December 1318; Stamford, for Richard and William [change of ink].
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f.i.72r
Misc.Ch. 5548, with “Leonini” for “Leowini”, “quam homines” for “tam heredes”, and only the first witness.
{Cross-reference to copies of the preceding item and following item on “folio 23 a principio”.}
Also copied f.i.43v above; cf. f.i.23v above, a variant form. (Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no. DCCXXX.)
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f.i.72r-v
As f.i.23v (ii) above.
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f.i.72v   [1189 x 1198]
{Grant in fee, by Bertram prior and the convent of Durham, to Ernisius of Fulwell, for homage and service in the vill of Southwick, of 5 score and 18 acres for a carrucate, with its fishery, called Hovyare, tofts, common pasture, etc., having a tavern except when prohibited by them in the parish, for 20s. a year, at Martinmas and Rogationtide, and common aid for a carrucate.
Witnesses: Mr Richard of Coldingham, Mr Angerius, Mr Walter of Haddington, Ranulf clerk, William de Hanapal, John of Ketton, Hugh Havet, Alan of Ferry[hill], Alan Pulmentus, Ernisius Dogge, Adam porter, Henry, Alexander, Reginald, W. and Philip of the cellar, Roger of Wallsend, Elias, Thomas, Gerard of the kitchen, Unspac, Eilaf de Wyn, Utting, Buk of the brewhouse, Walter “iulani” [?], Adam El, William Buche, Mr Slei, and many others.
No date [1189 x 1198: Bertram prior x d. Mr Richard of Coldingham].
{Memorandum that J[ohn] F[ishburn] transcribed the charter according to a seriously suspect original, “de manu nova” and with only the other part of the common seal.}
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.15-16n.
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f.i.72v
{1.12.Spec.6.}
{Cross-reference to another document on f.56v above.}
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f.i.73r   1 October 1418
Writ of 1 October 1418 as on Loc.V:31.
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f.i.73r-v   28 November 1418
Inquisition of 28 November 1418 as on Loc.V:31.
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f.i.73v-74r
Grant by Germanus prior and the chapter of Durham as on 4.13.Spec.34.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.172-173n.
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f.i.74r-v   24 May [1359]
Writ, by Thomas [Hatfield, bishop of Durham], to William of Claxton, his escheator in County Durham, to hold an inquisition into the holdings of Olive widow of William of Walworth on the day of her death, etc.
Date: 24 May 14 [Hatfield].
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f.i.74v   [26 May 1359]
Inquisition before William Claxton, etc., with Roger Gilett, Thomas of Brafferton, John of Bewley, Gilbert of Grindon, Gilbert de Tours, William Warand, Thomas Norman, John Olauer, Thomas of Uckerby, William son of Oliver, Walter Haimkuke [?] and Alan Smith stating that Olive widow of William of Walworth held on the day of her death from the bishop in chief 8 burgages in Darlington, for fealty and 3 suits at the Darlington tollbooth, 6s. a year of rent from a burgage in Darlington held by William Marcher, a capital messuage, 3½ bovates and 3 acres of meadow there for homage and fealty and 9s. 9d. at the usual terms, all together worth 4 marks a year net; from the bishop in chief 4 acres in Blackwell for homage and fealty, worth 6s. a year net; from the prior of Durham one messuage and 4 bovates in Great Burdon for homage and fealty and 6s. 8d. a year, worth 26s. 8d. net; from Ralph Neville a capital messuage and 6 bovates in Preston-on-Skerne for fealty and 1d. at Christmas; that Thomas son of Olive, aged 21 and more, is the nearer heir.
Date: Darlington Monday before Ascension 14 [Hatfield].
{Note against finding for Burdon: the almoner now has this land for lands in Brandon.}
Cf. 41st Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records App i, p.276.
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f.i.74v
Confirmation, by Theobald of Skelton [?: “Theb' de Skelt'”], to Walter of Tursdale, of Tursdale, to be held of him for one mark owed to the convent of Durham and one bezant for himself.
Witnesses: Robert de Amundeville, and William his brother, Ralph Haget, W. son of Roger, Richard son of Paganus, Roger Veel, Richard the engineer, Luke de Rana, Richard of Haswell, Alured and Alan burgesses, and many others, French and English.
[Was 1.14.Spec.8, described as charter of Theobald clerk.]
[For Theobald of Skelton see 3.1.Pont.18 and f.i.11v above, 1154 x 1159.]
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f.i.74v   27 November [1262]
Writ, by Robert [of Stichill] bishop of Durham, to the sheriff [of Durham], to summon before Mr R[oger] of Hartburn and John of Egglescliffe on Boldon moor on Saturday after Andrew 2 [Stichill: 2 December 1262] 14 free men of the vicinity of Boldon to do as bidden, etc.
Date: [Bishop] Middleham 27 November 2 [Stichill].
See also below f.i.92r.
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f.i.74v-75r   27 November [1262]
Writ, by Robert [Stichill], bishop of Durham, to Master R[oger] of Hartburn and John of Egglescliffe, to hold an inquisition with 12 men of the vicinity of Boldon into the bounds by which the prior and convent of Durham and their men of Wardley were accustomed to graze their animals peacefully on the pasture of the bishop's manor of Boldon in the time of Nicholas [Farnham] and Walter [Kirkham] his predecessors (1241-1260) and especially from the time that Walter of Selby resigned the vill of Wardley to the prior and convent, etc.
Date: [Bishop] Middleham 27 November 2 [Stichill].
Names of the jurors summoned before Mr R[oger] of Hartburn and John of Egglescliffe on Boldon moor on Saturday after on Saturday after Andrew [2 December] 1262 to investigate the bounds by which the prior and convent of Durham and their men of Wardley were accustomed to graze their animals peacefully on the pasture of Boldon moor in the time of Nicholas [Farnham] and Walter [Kirkham] bishops of Durham (1241-1260) and from the time that Walter of Selaby resigned the manor of Wardley to the prior and convent: Robert of Cleadon, Adam of the same priest, Walter of Selaby, John of Marley senior, John of Marley junior, Gilbert Gategang, William of Cleadon, Roger of Usworth, William of the same, Richard de Stretford, William Rufus of Newton, Geoffrey of Rickleton, William of Youlton, Alexander of Hylton and John of Lintz. They stated that the prior and convent of Durham and their men of Wardley peacefully used the pasture of Boldon in the south part beyond Wrekendyke as far as the field of Follingsby, i.e. from Whitemere westwards; that the prior and convent sometimes grazed the pasture from Whitemere to Blakeslaneleche, estimated at 14 acres, and their animals were taken by the bishop's men and driven to Boldon but with the mode of delivery unknown; and that the whole moor from Blakeslaneleche towards Boldon is the demesne pasture of the bishop and the men of Boldon, on the south side, as the stones and bounds extend to the end of a ditch raised towards the east in the time of Bishop Hugh [of Le Puiset: 1153-1159].
[Was 2.4.Spec.13].
Also copied f.i.92r below, with third juror Walter of Shields.
Writ printed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.134-135.
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f.i.75r
2.8.Spec.1.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.21n.
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f.i.75r-v
2.8.Spec.2.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.21n.
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f.i.75v
Memorandum that John Coxhoe of South Pittington surrendered to Prior John of Hemingbrough (1391-1416) the two preceding charters because the land was not worth the ancient free rent contained in them.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.21n.
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f.i.75v
2.8.Spec.5.
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f.i.75v-76v
4.13.Spec.50.
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f.i.76v   c.1190
Memorandum that the vill of Hett was demised to Hugh son of Walter of Hett c.1190.
A later copy of the grant, by Prior Germanus (1163-1189), is Misc. Ch. 2117, while Misc.Ch. 2120 is a later memorandum dating the grant to c.1179.
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f.i.76v
4.13.Spec.35.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.174-175n.
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f.i.76v-77r
4.13.Spec.31, with fifth witness “Stokelhou” for “Kokeshou” and last witness “Lindewi” for “Lindewd”.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.175-176n.
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f.i.77r
As 4.11.Spec.55, with minor differences.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.163n.
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f.i.77r-v   16 May [1419]
Inquisition, before Thomas Langton knight, steward or bailiff of the prior of Durham, with William Hudleson, Richard Willy, Thomas Brown of Ferryhill, William Ferry of Ferryhill, John Jackson of Nun Stainton, John Windleston, John Heighington, John Power, Robert Hornby, John Stere and William Stere stating that Thomas Blakiston was not seised when he died of any holdings in Hett or elsewhere held of the prior, since by the charter, shown to them, dated Hett on the vigil of Pentecost 4 Henry V [6 June 1416], he granted to John del More of Hett all his holdings in Hett; holdings held of the prior by military service for 1 mark a year and fortnightly suit at the prior's free court, and worth 66s. 8d. a year net; Thomas died the previous Friday after Martin [18 November 1418]; heir unknown.
Date: Durham Tuesday 16 May 7 Henry V.
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f.i.77v-78r
Loc.V:12.
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f.i.78r-v
Loc.V:27. Also Loc.V:41 f.2r-v.
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f.i.79-89
Not now present.
f.i.90r
As Misc.Ch. 559.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.VII.)
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f.i.90r-v
Misc.Ch. 973.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no.CCCCXXXV.)
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f.i.90v
As Misc.Ch. 5116, but as in Misc.Ch. 2399 here with more witnesses before John and Alexander of the Cellar: Stephen porter, Ralph baker, Roger of Wallsend, Elias, Gerard, Homa Cocis, Alan, Henry; and with “Walter le Vilain” for “Walter de Vilaix”.
Original extracted in: M.M. Camsell, “The Development of a Northern Town in the Later Middle Ages: the City of Durham, c.1250-1540 ”, (York Univ. D.Phil. thesis 1985), p.555.

f.i.90v
{As one of 3.4.Elemos.6a-d.}
{Note that the charter was examined with the original under the common seal, held by William Hoton of Hardwick.} [Cf. a note to similar effect on 3.4.Elemos.6d.]
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f.i.90v
{3.4.Elemos.8.}
{Note of a clearer confirmation in Reg.III “fol. 148” [f.148v-149r].}
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f.i.91r-v
On the conduct of marshalsey courts, detailing the assize of bread, the “lucrum pistoris”, the assize of ale and the assize of wine.
Transcribed and translated in: A. Luders, ed., The Statutes of the Realm, 11 vols., (London: Record Commission, 1810-1828), Vol. I, p.199-200, 202-203.
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f.i.92r
Misc.Ch. 2399, omitting text found on f.i.90v (i) above.
Original extracted in: M.M. Camsell, “The Development of a Northern Town in the Later Middle Ages: the City of Durham, c.1250-1540 ”, (York Univ. D.Phil. thesis 1985), p.555.
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f.i.92rf.i.92r   27 November [1262]
Mandate from Robert [Stichill bishop of Durham] to the sheriff [of Durham] instructing him to provide 14 free men of the manor of Boldon to answer on oath to Masters R[oger] of Hartburn and John of Egglescliffe concerning the moor of Boldon.
Date: [Bishop] Middleham, 27 November Pont.2.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.124-125.
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f.i.92r
As f.i.74v-75rabove, here with a third witness Walter of Shields.
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f.i.92v
{Cross-reference for three charters by Gilbert son of Meldred son of Dolfin in Cart.{II} {f.180 and 181} [i.e. 1.11.Spec.15-16 and 19].}
f.i.92v   [1189 x 1213]
Grant, by Bertram prior and the convent of Durham, to their faithful man Richer, of 5 acres in Barford, specified as in 1.11.Spec.16 but referring to the cultura as having belonged to Gilbert son of Meldred, for homage and service and 6d. a year at St Cuthbert in September.
Witnesses: Ralph of Moulton, Roger of Puncherton, Hugh of Manby, John [of] Ketton, Gilbert de Camera, and many others.
No date [1189 x 1213: prior identifiable as Bertram I from the witnesses.]
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f.i.92v   [1189 x 1213]
Grant, by Bertram prior and the convent of Durham, to their faithful man Richer of Barford, of the 5 acres in Barford granted in free alms by Gilbert son of Meldred by his charter [1.11.Spec.19], i.e. those close to the bounds of Stainton, for 6d. a year at St Cuthbert in September as a pension.
Witnesses: Mr Robert of Haddington, Mr Walter of Haddington, Mr Alan of Richmond, John of Ketton.
No date [1189 x 1213: prior identifiable as Bertram I from the witnesses.]
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f.i.92v
<Grant for a sum by Richer of Barford as inspected in 1.11.Spec.20.>
Entirely erased and treated with re-agent.
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f. i.92v-93r
<Grant for a sum by Richard son of Richer of Barford as inspected in 1.11.Spec.20, and also copied 1.11.Spec.21 dorse.>
Entirely erased and treated with re-agent.
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f.i.93r   20 September 1426
{Note that on 20 September 1426 John Fishburn chancellor [of Durham cathedral priory] had the four preceding charters transcribed and examined against the sealed originals that John Barte, living near Blyborough, then had in his power and, moved by conscience, allowed to be copied.}
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f.i.93r
{As 2.8.Spec.35, which was probably the original, now lacking its seal.}
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.23n.
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f.i.93v
Misc.Ch. 6794b.
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f.i.93v   1 May 1409
Lease for 90 years from last Martinmas, by John [of Hemingbrough] prior of Durham and the convent, to Thomas Robinson of Billingham and Emma his wife, of two parts of a cottage in Billingham and a dovecot on the third part of it, the cottage formerly held by Roger Page and the third part except for the dovecot now held by John Tydde, for 1d. a year, with right of re-entry for failure to maintain the buildings.
Date: Durham 1 May 1409.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.44n.
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f.i.94r   27 June 1393
Lease for 80 years from next Martinmas, to Robert of Howden, by indentures between the prior and convent of Durham, and Robert of Howden, Thomas Goldsmith and Ellis Whitrout, to be renewed free of charge every 20 years with the 20 years deducted, of a burgage in Southgate in Hartlepool, between the tenements of John of Lackenby to the east and of John of Slingsby to the west and running from the road to the town wall, for 40d. a year beginning in 1394, with re-entry after arrears of 40 days; Robert to build afresh on the front of the burgage a cellar with solar within two years and other buildings as seems expedient to him, and to maintain them at his own expense; Robert, Thomas and Ellis being bound to the prior and convent for 100s. for observance and payment.
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f.i.94r-v
Misc.Ch. 6489, without the memorandum.
{Note that [the document] is not in the [monastic] chancery but with William Chapman's heirs.}
Cf. f.i.94v-95r below. Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.30n.
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f.i.94v   [16 July] 1381
Grant, by Robert [of Walworth] prior of Durham and the convent, to William of Greystones and W[illiam] of Cowton chaplains, and John of Bamburgh clerk, of one messuage and 1 bovate in East Merrington held at will by Richard son of Richard of Merrington while alive, for one rose a year if sought.
Date: Durham Tuesday before Margaret v. 1381.
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f.i.94v
{{Reference to Cart.{II} fo.201[r-v] for a charter exchanging the said land [i.e. 4.11.Spec.2].}
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f.i.94v-95r   [?9 August 1430]
Memorandum that on the vigil of St Lawrence 1430 Richard Deighton husband of Johanna daughter of William Chapman of Wolviston showed to John Fishburn, chancellor of the monastery of Durham, in the registry the charter by Prior Bertram written above [not so, but cf. Misc.Ch. 6489 which has a similar memorandum below a copy of the first grant below] and other charters:
Grant, by Bertram prior and the convent of Durham, to Gilbert of Billingham, of 42 acres and 1½ acres of meadow, under the common seal.
Charter by Bertram son of Henry of Wolviston [i.e. 1.10.Spec.79: FPD p.32n].
(Memorandum referring to the grant of {Mashamland} on f.{62}[v above, a copy of Misc.Ch. 6490.)
Quitclaim, by John son of Alice de Staveley, to John of Billingham of Hartlepool merchant, of one messuage in Wolviston between those of John Staveley and John Billingham, with 49 acres of land and 1 rood of meadow, dated Wolviston 1341.
Charter, by Richard de Aula, to John of Billingham, for one messuage in Wolviston, on the corner of Northkevyle between the road on the east and the messuage once belonging to John Staveley and now to John Stere.
Another charter, by John Stere, to John Billingham, for 6 acres in Wolviston, dated 1321.
Three other charters, for 3 acres in Wolviston once belonging to Hugh Marshall.
Two other charters, for 2 acres in Billingham.
Cf. f.i.94v-95r below. Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.30-31n, omitting the memorandum after the second charter.
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f.i.95r
Misc.Ch. 382.
{Note that this rent now belongs to the prior by Walter's quit-claim [i.e.1.12.Spec.30, missing, see Cart.II f.209r-v].}
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.50n.
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f.i.95r-v
1.6.Spec.56a, omitting last witness, and here with acreage (2 acres) of croft interlined.
{Note that this rent now belongs to the prior}.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.72-73n.
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f i.95v
Quitclaim for 16 years, by John of Stirling, to Robert de Dowdale, tenant of one messuage and 8 acres in South Healey, as a parcel of the manor of South Healey, for 3s. year to John, of 2s. 11d. out of that rent. Final clause(s) omitted.
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f.i.95v
Grant, by Ralph of Redhill, to St Mary of Blanchland and the Premonstratensian canons there, of all his land in Edmundbyers, i.e. 13 acres in toft and croft, arable and meadows, as John Malherbe once held it, for spurs worth 2d. at St Cuthbert in autumn and foreign service for 2 bovates. No warranty clause.
Witnesses: William parson of Edmundbyers, Adam of Bradley, Adam of Langton, Thomas Bardolf, Reginald de Aublin, Alan of Headlam, Peter Bruntoft, Alan of Allenshields, Alan de Couhow, Robert de Pichale, William del Hill, Robert son of Emma, and many others.
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f.i.95v foot
“deficit 1 quaternus non scriptus”.
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f.i.96r head
“vnus quaternus non scriptus”.
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f.i.96r   [8 November] 1265
Presentation, by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to W[illiam of Rotherfield] dean of York, of Roger of Eden chaplain, to the church of St Peter the Less York.
Date: Durham 6 Id. November 1265.
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f.i.96r   [1258 x 1273]
Presentation, by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to R[ichard Gravesend] bishop of Lincoln, of N. de N. monk of Durham, to the custody of their cell of Stamford, vacant by the resignation of J., reserving their liberties and matters of monastic discipline.
Date: Durham [1258 x 1273: H. prior, R. bishop].
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f.i.96r   [2 April] 1266
Presentation, by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to R[obert of Stichill] bishop of Durham, of John of Darlington chaplain, to the vicarage of St Oswald's church Durham, vacant by the resignation of Patrick.
Date: Durham 4 Non. April [12]66.
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f.i.96r   [24 August 1265 x 1266]
Presentation, by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to W[illiam of Rotherfield] dean and the chapter of York, of John of Bolton clerk, to the church of Rounton, vacant by the entry into religion of Richard the rector, saving the long-established annual pension of 40s. due to them.
Date: Durham day after Bartholomew [1265 or 1266: H. prior and see of York vacant].
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f.i.96r-v   [18 June 1267]
Presentation, by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to W[alter Giffard] archbishop of York, of Henry of Darlington clerk [acolyte: [W. Brown, ed.] The register of Walter Giffard, Archbishop of York, 1266-1279, (Surtees Society 109, 1904) p.22], to the church of Kirby Sigston, vacant by the death of Reginald the rector, saving the long-established annual pension of 10 marks due to them.
No date [18 June 1267: [W. Brown, ed.] The register of Walter Giffard, Archbishop of York, 1266-1279, (Surtees Society 109, 1904) p.22].
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f.i.96v   [1266 x 1273]
Presentation, by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to W[alter Giffard] archbishop of York, of W. of Woodford chaplain, to the church of Holtby, vacant by the death of Gilbert the rector, saving the long-established annual pension of 25s. due to them.
No date [1266 x 1273: W. archbishop x H. prior].
f.i.96v   [1267]
Presentation, here without date (1267), as f.i.116v-117r below.
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f.i.96v   [1261 x 1273]
Presentation, by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to R[obert of Stichill] bishop of Durham, of William of Barmston chaplain, to the portion that John vicar of [Bishop] Middleham held there as vicarage, saving the long-established pension of 40s. a year due to them.
No date [1261 x 1273: R. bishop, H. prior; i.e. before the appropriation of Middleham in 1278 following the rector's resignation, [J. Raine, ed.], The Priory of Finchale, (Surtees Society 6, 1837), p.148-149.]
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f.i.96v
Presentation as f.i.122r-vbelow, here without date.
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f.i.97r   [1273 x 1283]
Presentation, by R[ichard of Claxton] prior and the convent of Durham, to R[obert] bishop of Durham, of Mr W. of Newcastle clerk, to the vicarage of the church of Heighington, vacant by the death of Roger the vicar, with request for his ordination and custody of the vicarage in the interim, saving their right to present another in the event of William not being admitted, and the pension of 4 marks a year due to them.
No date [1273 x 1283: R. prior x R. bishop, after licence for appropriation by 1253, 3.2.Pont.6, printed in F. Barlow, Durham Annals and Documents of the Thirteenth Century, (Surtees Society 155, 1945) p.154.]
Also copied f.i.115r below, with sealing clause and without opening clause.
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f.i.97r   [1273 x 1283]
Presentation, by Richard [of Claxton] prior and the convent of Durham, to R[obert] bishop of Durham, of R. of Claxton chaplain, to the vicarage of the church of Bedlington, vacant by the death of Lambert the vicar.
Date: Durham [1273 x 1283: Richard prior x R. bishop, after appropriation between 1249 and 1269, 2.1.Pont.14, Cart.II f.65v.]
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f.i.97r   [1266 x 1273]
Presentation, by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to W[alter Giffard] archbishop of York, of Mr W. of Yarm, to a prebend in the church of Howden, vacant by the death of Mr J. of Lund.
No date [1266 x 1273: W. archbishop x H. prior].
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f.i.97r   [?1273 x 1283]
Presentation, by R[ichard of Claxton ?] prior and the convent of Durham, to R[obert ?] bishop of Durham, of A. of Sleekburn clerk, to the vicarage of the church of Billingham, vacant by the resignation of R. the vicar, with request for his ordination and custody of the vicarage in the interim, saving their right to present another in the event of A. not being admitted.
No date [? 1273 x 1283: R. prior x R. bishop; in the context of the preceding and following presentations the prior is unlikely to be Ralph Kerneth (1218-34) with Richard Marsh or Richard Poore the bishop.]
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f.i.97r-v
Presentation as Misc.Ch. 5198, but here with the names of subprior and sacrist fuller and with part of a date, 5 Id. [9] April.
Cf. f.i.118v below.
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f.i.97v   [18 May] 1275
Memorandum of the presentation on 15 Kal. June 1275 of Mr Thomas of Byker to the church of Welton, vacant through the consecration of Robert Burnell as bishop of Bath [on 7 April 1275].
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f.i.97v   [19 September 1275]
Memorandum of the presentation on 13 Kal. October in the same year of Edmund de Menville to the church of Normanton[-on-Soar], vacant by the death of Mr Henry of Melsonby, initially accepted but then resigned, witness the archbishop [of York], and of the subsequent presentation of Mr Adam de N. [recte Bibury, see Misc.Ch. 5441, dated 8 Id. February 1275/6, copied f.i.122r below].
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f.i.97v   [1277]
Memorandum of a presentation in the same year [!] as in Misc.Ch. 6654, dated 1277.
Copied f.i.119v below.
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f.i.97v   [2 February 1276 ?]
Memorandum of the presentation on Purification following of R. of Kirkby to the church of Edmundbyers, vacant by the death of R. the rector, and of his admission and institution following the settlement of a legal dispute over the right of the prior and convent of Durham to present, there being three patrons.
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f.i.97v   [10 November] 1276
Memorandum of the presentation on 4 Id. November 1276 of John Tyn to the vicarage of Billingham and of his admission.
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f.i.98-106
Not now present.
f.i.107r
{6.1.Elemos.6, omitting last 6 witnesses}.
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f.i.107v
{As Cart.Vet. f.172v (ii)}.
See also f.i.70r-v above.
Printed in Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.149n.
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f.i.108r
Misc.Ch. 951.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no. DXXVI.
f.i.108r
Misc.Ch. 712.
Also in Cart.Vet. f.113v [ii].
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no. CLVII.
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f.i.108r-v
Misc.Ch. 1203.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no. DXLI.
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f.i.108v
Misc.Ch. 1193, now damaged; here with the date, Kal. April, apparently complete.
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f.i.108v-109r
Misc.Ch. 1201 as altered, now not entirely legible; fifth witness here John de Rana.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no. DXXIII.
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f.i.109r
Misc.Ch. 1178 (commission dated 1328).
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f.i.109r
Misc.Ch. 1174, with presentee copied as “Lorddeby” for “Baddeby” and previous vicar as “Wulleston” for “Wluestun”.
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f.i.109r
Misc.Ch. 1185, omitting the final clause, and with the date corrected.
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f.i.109v
Misc.Ch. 1209.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no. DXXIV.
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f.i.109v
Misc.Ch. 1173.
Abstract printed in The History and Antiquities of North Durham, J. Raine (1852), no. DXXXIIII.
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f.i.109v
Misc.Ch. 1211.
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f.i.109v-110r
Misc.Ch. 956 as altered.
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f.i.110r
Misc.Ch. 1179.
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f.i.110r
Misc.Ch. 1286.
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f.i.110r-v
Misc.Ch. 5508.
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f.i.110v
1.2.Spec.23.
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f.i.110v-111r   [13 October] 1316
Inquisition, by the official of the archdeacon of Northumberland, to Richard [Kellawe] bishop of Durham, having received his mandate on 7 Id. [9] October 1316, as follows, with Robert of Bothal, William of Kirkwhelpington, John of Stannington, rectors of churches, William of Newcastle, John of Tynemouth, Philip of Newton in Glendale, Robert of Chillingham, John of Ponteland, Gilbert of Newburn, vicars of churches, and John of Prudhoe, Nicholas Tyok, Thomas of Rothbury and W. of Warkworth, parochial chaplains of Newcastle, stating the church to be vacant, almost since Mark [25 April] 1316, through the admission of Robert the last rector to the vicarage of Hartburn, the patrons to be the prior and convent of Durham, who presented last in time of peace, and in possession of the presenting, worth 10 marks a year, neither pensionaries nor engaged in litigation, and the presentee to be suitable and in minor orders; sealed by the official and those forming the jury.
Date: Newcastle 3 Id. [13] October 1316.
Hartburn was collated to Robert de Tymparon by Bishop Kellawe on 3 July 1316 and Robert occurs as rector of Meldon in June 1316, Registrum Palatinum Dunelmense vol. II, ed. T.D. Hardy (Rolls Series 1874) p.810 & 790.
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   3 October [1316]
Mandate, by Richard [Kellawe] bishop of Durham, to the archdeacon of Northumberland or his official, following the presentation by the prior and convent of Durham of Mr John of Nassington to the church of Meldon, to determine by an inquisition of clergy whether the church is vacant, from when and how, the true patron, who in time of peace last presented, etc.
Date: Durham 3 October 6 [Kellawe].
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f.i.111r
Misc.Ch. 6294*.
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f.i.111r
Misc.Ch. 5171.
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f.i.111v
Misc.Ch. 6551*b, now badly damaged.
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f.i.111v-112r
Misc.Ch. 6555.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 5170, with different endorsement.
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f.i.112r-v
Misc.Ch. 5167,
Cf. Misc.Ch. 5168, counterpart with no interlineation, undeciphered by copyist, in line 5.
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f.i.112v
Misc.Ch. 368.
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f.i.112v
Misc.Ch. 374.
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f.i.112v-113r
Misc.Ch. 6184, now badly damaged.
Cf. 2.8.Spec.23, a contemporary copy.
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f.i.113r
Misc.Ch. 5209 & Misc. Ch. 5210, omitting the penultimate witness to the second text.
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f.i.113r   [1261 x 1273]
Presentation, by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to R[obert of Stichill] bishop of Durham, of Gilbert of Billingham chaplain, to the vicarage of the church of Dalton[-le-dale], comprising the altarage with wool and lambs and other lesser tithes and offerings, reserving to themselves the tithes of corn and hay and the buildings with a garden belonging to the church.
No date [1261 x 1273: R. bishop, H. prior.]
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f.i.113r-v
Misc.Ch. 67.
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f.i.113v
Misc.Ch. 6329.
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f.i.113v
3.12.Spec.16.
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f.i.113v-114r
3.12.Spec.14.
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f.i.114r
3.12.Spec.17.
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f.i.114r
Misc.Ch. 5433.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 5358, slightly different at the start and without the endorsement matching caption here.
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f.i.114r   [17 July] 1258
Presentation, by B[ertram of Middleton] prior and the convent of Durham, to W[alter Kirkham] bishop of Durham, of Mr Robert de Coquina, by his proctor Mr John of Brompton, to the church of [Bishop] Middleham, vacant by the death [!] of Mr Peter de Montecuto the rector, saving the long-established pension of 3 marks [a year] due to them.
Date: Durham 16 Kal. August 1258 [Peter de Montecuto was still alive and continued as rector until his resignation in 1278, see Misc.Ch. 5358 and 5433, the latter copied immediately above.]
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f.i.114v   [2 November] 1267
Presentation, by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to R[obert of Stichill] bishop of Durham, of William of Kingston chaplain, to the portion formerly held by John vicar of [Bishop] Middleham as vicar, saving the long-established pension of 40s. a year due to them.
Date: Durham 4 Non. November 1267.
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f.i.114v-115r
Misc.Ch. 6190.
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f.i.115r
Presentation to the vicarage of Heighington, as copied f.i.97r above with opening clause and without sealing clause.
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f.i.115r-v
Misc.Ch. 1661.
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f.i.115v
3.1.Sacr.16*.
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f.i.115v-116r   19 October 1369
Collation, by John [Fossor] prior of Durham and the chapter, to John of Kingston priest of the Winchester diocese, of the archdeaconry of Durham, saving their archidiaconal jurisdiction in their appropriated churches in the archdeaconry.
Date: Durham 19 October 1369.
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f.i.116r
Mandate and commission as recited in 1.2.Archid.Dunelm.64.
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f.i.116r
1.2.Archid.Dunelm.64, omitting most of the mandate and commission copied above.
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f.i.116r-v
Ordinance of the vicarage of Allerton, that Robert of Durham “medicus” vicar and future vicars should have the offerings and tithes of the churches of Allerton and Brompton and of the chapel of Worsall with their lands, except for the corn tithes and the buildings and tofts in Allerton and Brompton used for collecting these tithes, 3 marks from the grange of “Cotum” and the altarage of Deighton chapel, paying the prior and convent of Durham 30 marks a year, half at Rogationtide and half in the octave of Martinmas.
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f.i.116v
2.1.Ebor.6.
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f.i.116v-117r   [11 September] 1267
Presentation, by Hugh [of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to W[alter Giffard] archbishop of York, of John of Darlington chaplain, to the vicarage of Allerton church, vacant by the death of Gilbert the vicar, saving the long-established pension of £20 a year due to them.
Date: Durham 3 Id. September 1267.
Also copied in Reg. I, f.i.96v, without date.
Commission to induct 3 October, [W. Brown, ed.] The register of Walter Giffard, Archbishop of York, 1266-1279, (Surtees Society 109, 1904) p.22).
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f.i.117r
Misc.Ch. 55.
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f.i.117r
2.1.Ebor.37.
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f.i.117r-v
Misc.Ch. 6831b, with prior “R.” for “B.”.
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f.i.117v
Misc.Ch. 6832.
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f.i.117v
Misc.Ch. 6665.
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f.i.117v
Misc.Ch. 6666, including later interlineation.
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f.117v-118r
Resignation, by John of Long Newton, to W. archbishop of York, of the vicarage of the church of Giggleswick, his by presentation by the prior and convent of Durham. No date.
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f.i.118r
Misc.Ch. 5430, with “xlij” for “quinquagesimo secundo”.
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f.i.118r
Misc.Ch. 5431.
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f.i.118r-v   [1234 x 1244]
Grant, by Thomas [of Melsonby] prior and the convent of Durham, to their clerk Gilbert chaplain, of the church of All Saints [Ousegate] in York, for the long-established annual pension of 25s. due to them.
No date [1234 x 1244: Thomas of Melsonby prior; and cf. the institution of Gilbert de Banton, [21 March 1237], The register, or rolls, of Walter Gray, Lord Archbishop of York, (Surtees Society 56, 1872) p.75.]
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f.i.118v
Misc.Ch. 6833h, now damaged.
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f.i.118v
Misc.Ch. 5197, now badly damaged.
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f.i.118v
Misc.Ch. 5198, with its s.xv alteration.
Cf. f.i.97r-v above.
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f.i.118v-119r
Misc.Ch. 5200.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 5201, duplicate with variant word order “ecclesie Dunelm” and without the endorsement matching caption here.
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f.i.119r
Misc.Ch. 5194.
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f.i.119r   [?1218 x 1234]
Grant [?], by R. prior and the convent of Durham, to R. chaplain of Holtby, of the church of St Peter the Less in York, for life, for 1 mark a year as a pension, R. having sworn an oath to them.
No date [the form of the document points to the time of Prior Ralph Kerneth (1218-1234), rather than later priors, and Archbishop Gray certified that he had admitted one Robert of Holtby to this church in his fifth year (1220-1221), 2.1.Archiep.6, printed in The register, or rolls, of Walter Gray, Lord Archbishop of York, (Surtees Society 56, 1872) p.150-151.]
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f.i.119r
Misc.Ch. 6651, now badly damaged.
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f.i.119r-v
Misc.Ch. 6653, also f.i.31r above.
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f.i.119v
Misc.Ch. 6833e, now damaged. Misc.Ch. 5147.
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f.i.119v
Misc.Ch. 6654.
Cf. memorandum on f.i.97v above.
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f.i.120r
Misc.Ch. 6831a.
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f.i.120r
Misc.Ch. 6656.
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f.i.120r
Misc.Ch. 5487.
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f.120r-v
Misc.Ch. 6831c.
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f.i.120v
Presentation, by Richard prior of Durham and the convent, to W. archbishop of York, of Bogo de Clare, to the church of Brantingham, vacant by the death of Mr Thomas de Hirland [recte Birland ?] the rector, saving the long-established pension of 10 marks a year due to them.
No date [there is difficulty here: Thomas of Burland was presented in 1279, see next item, and was still alive in 1293, as a canon of Lincoln, (A.B. Emden, Biographical Register of the University of Oxford vol. I, (Oxford 1957) p.192), while Bogo de Clare died in 1294, (C.T. Clay, ed., York Minster Fasti vol. I, (Yorkshire Archaeloigcal Society Record Series 123, 1958) p.27; the prior of Durham in 1293 and 1294 was Richard de Hoton, but the archbishop of York was John le Romeyn, although the error lower down the page in copying an archbishop's initial diminishes the significance of this.]
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f.i.120v
Misc.Ch. 357.
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f.i.120v
Misc.Ch. 358, with archbishop “W.” for “G”.
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f.i.120v-121r
Misc.Ch. 359.
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f.i.121r
Misc.Ch. 6646, with pension as altered.
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f.i.121r
Misc.Ch. 6648.
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f.i.121r
Misc.Ch. 6673, with “primo” for “Nono” Kal. October.
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f.i.121v
Misc.Ch. 6672, omitting the last two words, but including s.xv addition.
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f.i.121v
Misc.Ch. 6670, omitting the second word of early interlineation.
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f.i.121v
Misc.Ch. 6671.
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f.i.121v-122r
Misc.Ch. 6833f as altered, with prior “R.” for “B.”.
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f.i.122r
Misc.Ch. 6833a, now damaged.
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f.i.122r
Misc.Ch. 5441.
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f.i.122r
Misc.Ch. 6833c, now damaged.
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f.i.122r-v   [4 December] 1267
Presentation, by H[ugh of Darlington] prior and the convent of Durham, to R[ichard Gravesend] bishop of Lincoln, of Roger of Binewerk clerk, to the church of St Mary Binewerk in Stamford, vacant by the death of Robert the rector, saving the long-established pension of 20s. a year due to them.
Date: Durham 2 Non. December 1267.
Also copied f.i.97v above without date.
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f.i.122v   [?1375]
Signification, by J[ohn] de Billesfield, formerly prior of St Leonard's Stamford, to R. [John Buckingham] bishop of Lincoln, of his resignation from St Leonard's on account of bodily infirmity made in the presence of the prior and convent of Durham in chapter on such a day and year.
Date: Durham said day and year.
His resignation on 16 June 1375 is recorded in Lincolnshire Archives, Bishop's Register 10 f.73.
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f.i.122v   [6 October] 1304
Collation, by Richard [de Hoton] prior of Durham and the convent, to Adam son of Bertram of Durham chaplain, of the care and custody of the chapels of St Leonard and St Bartholomew by Durham.
Date: Durham 2 Non. October 1304.
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f.i.122v-123r   13 September 1349
Collation, by John [Fossor] prior of Durham, to Robert of Usworth chaplain, of the chapels of St Leonard and St Bartholomew by Durham, with sustenance for life in Durham priory, eating in the hall or elsewhere, or, when incapacitated, in his chamber, provided that he performs priestly offices in the chapel over the priory gate.
Date: Durham 13 September 1349.
Reg.II f.137v has a memorandum of this.
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f.i.123r   20 January 1390
Collation, by Robert [of Walworth] prior of Durham to John of Appleby chaplain, of the chantry of St Helen's altar over the abbey gate, with the chapels of St Leonard and St Bartholomew near Durham, provided that he perform priestly offices in the chapel over the priory gate.
Date: Durham 20 January 1389/90.
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f.i.123r   24 February 1363
Collation, by John [Fossor] prior and the convent of Durham, to William of Greystones chaplain, of the chantry of St Helen's altar over the abbey gate, with the chapels of St Leonard and St Bartholomew near Durham, provided that he performs priestly offices in the chapel over the priory gate.
Date: Durham 24 February 1362/3.
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f.i.123r-v   [2 April] 1323
Presentation, by William [of Cowton] prior and the convent of Durham, to L[ouis Beaumont] bishop of Durham, of Richard de Slaykston [recte Blakiston ?], to the parish church of Muggleswick, with request for his institution as rector.
Date: Durham 4 Non. April 1323.
The marginal caption describes the church as the prior's free chapel.
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f.i.123v   6 October 1391
Collation, by John [of Hemingbrough] prior of Durham, to Robert of Durham chaplain, of the rectory of the parish church of Muggleswick, and institution as rector.
Date: Durham 6 October 1391.
The marginal caption describes the church as the prior's free chapel and not a church.
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f.i.123v   6 October 1388
Collation, by John of Aycliffe subprior of Durham, with the express consent of the convent, to Thomas Gray chaplain, of the chantry of Mary the Virgin in St Margaret's chapel Durham, celebrating mass except Saturdays, Sundays and double feasts and saying the Placebo and Dirige for the prior and convent of Durham and Ranulf the founder of the chantry, subject to removal for failure to do so, with the consent of the convent, as under the ordinance for the chantry (Reg.III f.133v-134r).
Date: Durham 6 October 1388.
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f.i.123v-124r   [28 September] 1310
Collation, by William [of Tanfield] prior of Durham and the convent, to Robert de Wererhale [Wetheral, see Misc.Ch. 4885] chaplain, of a chantry in their manor of Bearpark, celebrating 5 days a week in the St Katherine's chapel in the manor and 2 days in St John's chapel in the park, and singing the Placebo and Dirige daily except principal feasts, being paid like his predecessors, i.e. 5 marks a year from the bursar and 1 mark from the almoner, and keeping 2 {cows} with offspring of one year in the park.
Date: Durham 4 Kal. October 1310.
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f.i.124r   [22 July] 1394
Collation, by John [of Hemingbrough] prior of Durham, to Thomas Emery chaplain, of the chantry of St Katherine in the chapel in the manor of Bearpark, with salary and emoluments as other chaplains.
Date: Durham Mary Magdalene 1394.
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f.i.124r   [1313 x 1321]
Collation, by Geoffrey [of Burdon] prior of Durham, to John of Masham subdeacon, of the chantry of the chapel of St James on [Elvet] Bridge in Durham, vacant by the resignation of William Travers.
No date [1313 x 1321: Geoffrey prior.]
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f.i.124r-v   8 February 1324
Collation, by William [of Cowton] prior of Durham, to Thomas de Adfield subdeacon, of the chaplaincy ( “cantaria” ) of the chapel of St Hild [at South Shields] dependent on the church of Jarrow, with the customary receipts of priests there, to be served by Thomas or another suitable priest.
Date: Durham 8 February 1323/4.
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f.i.124v   5 June 1375
Collation, by Robert [of Walworth] prior of Durham, to John of Weardale chaplain, of the vacant chaplaincy ( “cantaria” ) of the chapel of St Hild [at South Shields] by Westoe, with the receipts of his predecessors as chaplains and, because of their insufficiency, an annual service ( “servicium annuale” ) for two years, to be served by John or another, under an oath to preserve Jarrow parish-church from harm, subject to removal for non-fulfilment without judicial recourse.
Date: Durham 5 June 1375.
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f.i.124v   1 September 1395
Collation, by John [of Hemingbrough] prior of Durham, to Robert Abell chaplain, of the vacant chaplaincy ( “cantaria” ) of the chapel of Heworth in the parish of the church of Jarrow and dependent on it, to be served by himself or another.
Date: Durham 1 September 1395.
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f.i.124v-125r   [30 March] 1315
Resignation, by William Travers chaplain of the chantry of Mary the Virgin of Dinsdale, of that chantry, on account of incapacity through old age, renouncing any actions against the prior and convent of Durham.
Sealed jointly by the dean of Christianity of Durham.
Date: Durham 3 Kal. April 1315.
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f.i.125r
Misc.Ch. 6221.
Also f.i.39r above.
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f.i.125r-v
Misc.Ch. 6222.
Also f.i.38v-39r above.
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f.i.125v
Misc.Ch. 6223c.
Also f.i.40r above.
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f.i.125v-126r
Misc.Ch. 6223d.
Also f.i.39v above.
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f.i.126r
Misc.Ch. 6223e.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6223h, duplicate with an endorsement different from the caption here.
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f.i.126r
Misc.Ch. 6223f.
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f.i.126v   22 July 1357
Inspeximus, by Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham, of letters by John [Fossor] prior of Durham over the union of chantries subject to the prior's regulation: Collation of the chantries of the chapels of St James and St Andrew on [Elvet] Bridge Durham as Reg.II f.141r; confirming the union after enquiry into the causes.
Date: [Bishop] Middleham 22 July 1357.
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f.i.126v-127r
2.10.Spec.14, now damaged, here with an omission by homoteleuton from line 8 to line 9.
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f.i.127r   5 April 1402
Collation, by John [of Hemingbrough] prior of Durham, to John of Teesdale chaplain, of the vacant chantry of the chapel of St John the Baptist at Ponteys, with all the revenues bestowed for the chaplain's support, to be served by himself or another suitable priest.
Date: Durham 5 April 1402.
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f.i.127v   8 July 1387
Collation, by Robert of Blacklaw subprior of Durham, with the express consent of the convent of Durham, to R. chaplain, of the vacant chantry of Mary the Virgin in the church of Pittington, with Robert [of Walworth] prior of Durham granting him, until the recovery of the chantry's revenues to a sufficient support for him, an annual rent of 40s. from lands in Hawthorn assigned for a chaplain at the altar of St Katherine in the church of Pittington, celebrating four days a week at the altar of Mary the Virgin and three at St Katherine's.
Date: Durham 8 July 1387.
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f.i.127v   4 January 1403
Committal, by John [of Hemingbrough] prior of Durham, to John of Guisborough chaplain, for life, of the custody of the chapel of St Hild [South Shields], celebrating for the parishioners of [South] Shields, Harton and Westoe, administering the sacraments as other chaplains did, and having the house and lands of the chapel, half the offerings at the Holy Cross pyx, half the offerings of wax, all the small offerings at churchings, baptisms and burials from “hedemespenys”, pennies offered for blessed bread each Sunday with St Hild's fish contributed by the devotion of the parishioners, and one mark a year from the master of Jarrow.
Sealed with the consent of the master of Jarrow.
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f.i.128r
1.2.Archid.Dunelm.35.
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f.i.128r-v   14 February 1378
Mandate, by Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham, to the prior of Durham as archdeacon in all his churches in the diocese or his official, following the presentation by the prior and chapter of Durham of Thomas of Kelloe chaplain to the vicarage of the parish church of Heighington, to determine by an inquisition of clergy in the local chapter whether the vicarage is vacant, from when and how, the true patron, who last presented, etc.
Date: Durham 14 February 1377/8 32 [Hatfield].
Original: DCD 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.14.
Another copy: DCD Misc.Ch. 421, f.4v.
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f.i.128v-129r   20 February 1378
Certificate, by the official of the prior of Durham's archidiaconal jurisdiction, to Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham, having received his letters:
Mandate as f.128r-v above;
of an inquisition in St Oswald's church [Durham] in his full chapter with William of Lanchester vicar of St Oswald's [Durham], William Francis vicar of Merrington, Robert Carles vicar of Aycliffe, William Baty vicar of Pittington, Robert Hanslap vicar of [Bishop] Middleham, Thomas Copper, John Forster, Thomas of Hexham, William de Falderley, Alan of Haydon, Thomas Carles and John of Pittington, priests of his jurisdiction, stating the vicarage to be vacant by the death of John of Mitford the last vicar, from Friday after Nicholas last [11 December 1377], the presentee to be free, legitimate, of legitimate age and in priest's orders, and no obstacle.
Ssealed by the official and those forming the jury.
Date: Durham 20 February 1377/8.
Original: DCD 1.2.Arch.Dunelm.15.
Another copy: DCD Misc.Ch. 421, f.4v-5r.
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f.i.129r   22 February 1378
Mandate, by Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham, to the prior of Durham as archdeacon in all his churches in the diocese or his official, for the induction of Thomas of Kelloe chaplain as vicar of Heighington, vacant by the death of John of Mitford, following his presentation by the prior and convent of Durham, admission and institution.
Date: [Bishop] Auckland 22 February 1377 33 [Hatfield].
Original: DCD 1.2.Archid.Dunelm.16.
Another copy: DCD Reg.II, f.219r.
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f.i.129r-v
1.2.Arch.Northumb.1.
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f.i.129v
1.2.Arch.Northumb.34.
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f.i.129v-130r
1.2.Arch.Northumb.15.
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f.i.130r
1.2.Arch.Northumb.16.
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f.i.130r   21 March 1382
Mandate, by John [Fordham] bishop of Durham, to the prior of Durham as archdeacon in all his churches in the diocese or his official, following the presentation by the prior and convent of Durham of William of Billingham chaplain to the vicarage of the parish church of Ellingham, to determine by an inquisition of clergy in his full chapter whether the vicarage is vacant, from when and how, the true patron, who last presented, etc.
Date: Fulham 21 March 1381 1 [Fordham].
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f.i.130v-131r
1.2.Arch.Northumb.17, here with “vij Idus” for “vij die”.
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f.i.131r
1.2.Arch.Northumb.18.
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f.i.131r-v
1.2.Archid.Dunelm.1.
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f.i.131v
1.2.Archid.Dunelm.45, here with “xxxvij die” for “xxvij die”.
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f.i.131v
1.2.Arch.Northumb.19.
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f.i.132r-134r
List of contents of Part ii.
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f.i.134v
{As 4.6.Ebor.2 m. 1 dorse (i).}
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f.i.134v-135r
{As 4.6.Ebor.2 m. 1 dorse (ii) - m. 1 face (i), here without date.}
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f.i.135v
Blank.
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f.i.136r-138v
Modus tenendi parliamentum. C version.
Cf: N. Pronay & J. Taylor eds., Parliamentary Texts of the Later Middle Ages, (Oxford 1980).
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f.i.138v-139v
Treatise on the Office of Steward of England.
Cf: L.W.V. Harcourt ed., His Grace the Steward and Trial of Peers, (London, 1907).
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f.i.139v-140v
Language:   French
Treatise on the Office of Earl Marshal.
Cf: C. Howard, Historical Anecdotes of Some of the Howard Family, (London, 1769), p.138-140.
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f.i.141
Not now present.
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f.i.142v
{3.1.Pont.23, omitting last 17 witnesses}.
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f..i.142v   9 February 1309
{Confirmation, by Antony [Bek] patriarch of Jerusalem and bishop of Durham, to James le Spicer of Durham, of 9½ acres beside the park of Bearpark, 14 acres beside Nunneker, 8½ acres ½ rood beside Sourmilkdene, 27 acres 1½ roods in Hollyside beside Nettlesworth, 2 acres in Nettlesworth that belonged to John Madur, 16 acres 3 roods in Whiteleywood that belonged to Gilbert of Quarrington, 10 acres in the Greenker and ½ acre of meadow in Sourmilkdene, with common pasture along with the bishop's other tenants of Chester[-le-Street] and Framwelgate [Durham], for 61s. 4d. a year.
Witnesses: Stephen de Maulay, archdeacon of Cleveland, bishop's steward for Durham; Robert of Hylton, Richard Marmaduke, Thomas of Whitworth, knights; Roger of Walham, canon of London, bishop's chancellor; Mr John de Insula, Mr John of Boothby, Robert of Littlebury, bishop's receiver, bishop's clerks; John Shirlock; Richard of Stanley, bishop's sheriff for Durham; Peter of Bolton; and others.
Date: Auckland 9 February 1308/9.
Marginal note “non confirmatur”. (SS 162 p.136,
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.136 from this copy; Archaeologia Aeliana 2nd ser. 2, p.107-108, from the original among “the muniments relating to the manor of Nettlesworth”.
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Part ii
f.ii.1r
Misc.Ch. 490.
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f.ii.1r
Misc.Ch. 5368.
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f.ii.1r-v
Misc.Ch. 6867, now badly damaged.
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f.ii.1v
Misc.Ch. 486.
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f.ii.2r
Misc.Ch. 6548b or Misc.Ch. 6548c.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6548a, a different form.
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f.ii.2r
{Misc.Ch. 6108, now damaged.}
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f.ii.2r-1v foot   20 & 22 June 1261
Continuing in a different hand: {with the monks conceding to the vicar and his successors all other small tithes, oblations and offerings, with buildings at Gainford and land at Stainton held by the vicar, and with the vicar responsible for episcopal dues and maintenance of the chancel; the ordinance by Bishop W[alter] declared void.
Date: Durham 12 Kal. July 1261.
Witnesses: Mr Robert of St Agatha archdeacon of Durham, Roger of Stainton, Ranulf of Huckerby, Patrick official of the archdeacon of Durham, Richard of Maltby, W. master of the schools, Richard vicar of Middleham, Gilbert of Rokeby, John of Thorpe, and others.
Date: Durham 10 Kal. July said year.
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f.ii.2v
4.1.Pont.13.
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f.ii.2v
2.1.Reg.15.
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f.ii.2v foot   [1154 x 3 March 1195]
{Grant, by H[ugh of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, to his burgesses of Norham, of the liberties and free customs as of any borough north of the Tyne and as Newcastle[-upon-Tyne], making amends among themselves for violence outside the cemetery not involving the shedding of blood or wounding, with no penalty for breach of the peace required, also confirming pasture and fuel as in the time of Ranulf [Flambard] bishop [of Durham], the land of Witherig and Thrimelawrig, saving the common pasture of the men of the monks [of Durham] of Shoreswood as in the time of Ranulf [Flambard] bishop [of Durham], and the marsh of Fulstrothes beside the borough of Norham; final clauses omitted.}
Also copied in Cart.IV f.2v and 28r.
Printed: J. Raine, The History and Antiquities of North Durham, (1852), p.257; English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.94-95; (extracts with translation) A. Ballard, British Borough Charters 1042-1216, (1923), p.25, 58, 112.
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f.ii.3r
Misc.Ch. 6562, now badly damged.
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f.ii.3r
Misc.Ch. 5567.
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f.ii.3r
Misc.Ch. 6861, now damaged, omitting “et de petra de Softelawe”.
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f.ii.3r
Misc.Ch. 6590.
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f.ii.3r foot   [c.1175 x 16 March 1179]
{Grant, by Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, to his burgesses of Durham, of freedom from the custom called intoll and outoll, merchets and heriots, and of all the free customs as the burgesses of Newcastle[-upon-Tyne].
Witnesses: Ralph Haget sheriff [of Durham], Gilbert Hansard, Henry of Le Puiset, John de Amundeville, Roger de Conyers, Jordan Escolland, Thomas son of William, Geoffrey son of Richard, Alexander of Hylton, William of Layton, Osbert of Hetton, Geoffrey of Thorpe, Ranulf of Fishburn, Richard de Parco, Michael son of Brian, Richard of Puncherton, Ralph Basset, Roger, Philip son of Hamo, Roger of Eppleton, Patrick of Offerton, and many others.}
Original: Durham County Record Office Du 1/1/1.
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f.ii.3r-v
Misc.Ch. 6459a.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6459b with slightly different spellings.
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f.ii.3v
Misc.Ch. 6385.
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f.ii.3v-4r
Grant to the men of Hartlepool.
As Reg.II f.90r.
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f.ii.4r
Misc.Ch. 6198.
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f.ii.4r
Misc.Ch. 488.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 489 with different endorsement.
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Misc.Ch. 6418.
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f.ii.4r
Misc.Ch. 1609.
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{Misc.Ch. 5155, omitting all but the first witness.}
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Misc.Ch. 5237.
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f.ii.4v
Misc.Ch. 497.
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f.ii.4v
Misc.Ch. 206.
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f.ii.4v
Misc.Ch. 6632, with “[R]adulphus” for “R.” as prior.
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f.ii.4v
Misc.Ch. 6630.
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f.ii.4v foot
{Misc.Ch. 6582}.
Also f.ii.5v below.
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Misc.Ch. 5274.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 5680, a variant form with an endorsement different from the caption here.
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f.ii.5r
Misc.Ch. 492, with first witness “camerario” for “penitenciario”.
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f.ii.5r foot
{Misc.Ch. 334}.
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Misc.Ch. 6430.
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f.ii.5v
Misc.Ch. 6582.
Also f.ii.4v foot above.
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f.ii.5v
Misc.Ch. 6580.
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Misc.Ch. 408.
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f.ii.6r
Misc.Ch. 2362.
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f.ii.6r
Misc.Ch. 5488.
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f.ii.6r-v
As Reg.II f.162v-163r.
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f.ii.6v-7r
As Reg.II f.268v-269r, also f.337v.
Printed in Boldon Boke, Ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 25, 1852) appendix p.xlii-xliii.
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Misc.Ch. 6150, here with “Nicholaus” for “N.”.
Printed in: [W. Brown, ed.,] Cartularium Prioratus de Gyseburne vol. II, (Surtees Society 89, 1894), p.336.
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f.ii.7r
Misc.Ch. 6376b.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6376a, duplicate with the word-order different in the interlineation.
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f.ii.7r-v
Misc.Ch. 6098.
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f.ii.7v   
Misc.Ch. 6669, extending initial “B” of the prior's name and with “Matilda de Gamilby” for “Matilda de Cumba”.
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f.ii.7v
Misc.Ch. 6300.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6298, duplicate with an endorsement less closely matching the caption here.
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Misc.Ch. 6399b.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6399a, variant version (“solvendos” in a different position) with a different endorsement copied in f.ii.10r below.
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Misc.Ch. 6110, with “Bilax” for “Bulax” and omitting the last witness.
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Misc.Ch. 6150*.
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Misc.Ch. 6580*.
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Misc.Ch. 6362.
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Misc.Ch. 6148.
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Misc.Ch. 6386.
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Misc.Ch. 6097.
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f.ii.9v
Misc.Ch. 6157, giving the names of the prior and the bishop in full.
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Misc.Ch. 6363.
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Misc.Ch. 6447, with “de Crass” for “le Crass” as the twelfth witness.
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Misc.Ch. 6149.
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Misc.Ch. 6399a.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6399b, variant version (“solvendos” in a different position) with a different endorsement copied f.ii.7v-8r above.
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Misc.Ch. 1828 or Misc.Ch. 6760 (identical counterparts).
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Misc.Ch. 6147.
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f.ii.10v
Misc.Ch. 7207 (three texts), omitting part of the first.
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f.ii.11r
Misc.Ch. 6151* (two texts).
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f.ii.11r
Misc.Ch. 6458b.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6458a, variant version with date.
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Licence, by Walter [Kirkham], bishop of Durham, as Cart.I. f.92r (was 1.6.Spec.2 = 3.2.Pont.2), here with witnesses and date omitted.
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f.ii.11v
Misc.Ch. 6566, here with the bishop's name in full in all three texts.
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f.ii.11v-12r
Misc.Ch. 6192b.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6192a, version with the date differently expressed.
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f.ii.12r-v
Misc.Ch. 6376†.
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Misc.Ch. 6568.
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Misc.Ch. 6347.
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Misc.Ch. 6640.
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Misc.Ch. 6659, with the fifth witness “Gouer” for “Guer” and omitting the penultimate witness.
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Misc.Ch. 6856, with “barbitonsori” for “barbatori” in line 2 and as the fourth witness “le kayser” for “le Burser”.
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Misc.Ch. 6207.
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Misc.Ch. 6146*, now damaged.
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Misc.Ch. 6387, with “Kilkenny” for “Rokeby” as the tenth witness.
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Misc.Ch. 6109, omitting the last two words.
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Misc.Ch. 6427*, with the bishop's name extended from “W.”. {Note on point at issue in Misc.Ch. 6427*}.
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Misc.Ch. 6348*, now damaged.
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Misc.Ch. 6189.
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Misc.Ch. 5477, here with “kln” between “quarto” and “Nouembr”.
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f.ii.18r   [31 July 1233]
Grant in free alms, by R[ichard Poore] bishop of Durham, with the assent of the chapter of Durham, to God and the church and canons of St Mary, Guisborough, of the vill of Trimdon, free of all homage and relief, the 3 marks a year previously paid by them to him, foreign service, suit of court, etc.
Witnesses: Dom John of Romsey, Masters William of Kilkenny and Robert de Ambianis, Gilbert of the Hospital, Stephen of Burton, William and Roger clerks.
Date: Durham, per manum Valentine bishop's chaplain 2 Kal. August Pont.6.
Printed: (abridged) R. Surtees, History and Antiquities of the County of Durham i, p.282; English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.291-292.
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f.ii.18r-v
Misc.Ch. 6112.
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f.ii.18v   [1 October] 1278
Inspeximus, by Richard [of Claxton] prior of Durham and the convent, confirming the following grant.
Date: Durham Kal. October 1278. [As is appropriate the dating of Bishop Stichill's grant uses the restitution of the temporalities, on 5 December 1260, rather than his consecration on 13 February 1261, since the latter would put the date in 1275, several months after his death.]
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   [10 February 1274]
Grant, by Robert [Stichill] bishop of Durham, to Nicholas fisherman, of one toft and croft and 20 acres of land in Auckland that Henry Gurlement held of the bishop, rendering 2s a year at the bishop's exchequer.
Witnesses: Geoffrey Russell the bishop's steward, Master Roger of Cave the bishop's chancellor, Master Richard of Bradwell, Master John Hok, Dom Thomas of Levisham, Dom Roger of Butterley, and others.
Date: Riccall 4 Id. February Pont.14.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.157-158.
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f.ii.18v
Misc.Ch. 6420, now damaged.
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f.ii.18v-19r
1.3.Finc.21.
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Misc.Ch. 6376*b.
Cf. Misc. Ch. 6376*a and Misc. Ch. 6376*c, duplicates with endorsements not exactly matching the caption here.
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Misc.Ch. 5149, with William de Herton for Walter de Merton.
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Misc.Ch. 5234.
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Misc.Ch. 6747, now damaged, with “duas marcas” for “decem marcas”.
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f.ii.20v-21r
Misc.Ch. 5434.
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f.ii.21r   [1 December] 1277
Inspeximus, by Richard [of Claxton] prior of Durham and the convent, confirming the following grant.
Date: Durham Kal. December 1277.
Another copy: DCD Reg.III, f.286r-v.
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   [9 December 1274 x 1 December 1277]
Grant, by Robert [of Holy Island *] bishop of Durham, to William of Garmondsway and Alice of Barnby his wife, of 5½ acres in the old field of Bradley [par. Wolsingham **], with the dene and the stream called Bradleyburn on the east of his field, running along his field, with licence to enclose the stream with the dene, for 1d. a year at St Cuthbert in September to the bishop's exchequer in Durham in lieu of service.
Witnesses: Guichard de Charron steward of Durham, Thomas of Herrington, Odo of Puncherton, John of Farnacres, knights; Masters Alan of Easingwold, Robert Avenel, Robert of Driffield, Gilbert of Thorney, and William of Fenham clerk, and others
.[* Guichard de Charron was steward under Bishop Holy Island rather than his immediate predecessor Robert of Stichill.]
[** Robert Eure later obtained a copy of this entry, Reg. III, f.286r-v.]
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.212.
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f.ii.21r-v
Misc.Ch. 6137*.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 404, with a different endorsement and spellings.
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f.ii.21v
Misc.Ch. 6428.
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f.ii.21v-22r
Misc.Ch. 6388, with “Thorney” for “Thoresby” as the eighth witness.
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f.ii.22r
Misc.Ch. 6315.
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f.ii.22r-v
Misc.Ch. 6062, now slightly damaged.
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f.ii.22v
Misc.Ch. 7083.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6158, a version without a final date.
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f.ii.22v-23r
Misc.Ch. 1217.
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f.ii.23r
Misc.Ch. 6576.
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f.ii.23r-v
Misc.Ch. 6578, now damaged.
Also f.ii.42v below.
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f.ii.23v
Misc.Ch. 6400.
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f.ii.23v-24r
Misc.Ch. 482.
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f.ii.24r-v
Misc.Ch. 5364, with “xiij” for “xvj” Kal.
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f.ii.24v
Misc.Ch. 6668.
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f.ii.24v-25r
Misc.Ch. 6323.
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f.ii.25r-v
Misc.Ch. 483, 484 or 485.
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f.ii.25v-26r
Misc.Ch. 5153.
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f.ii.26r
Misc.Ch. 5310, now not entirely legible, or Misc.Ch. 5311, here with “CCmo” for “Trecentesimo” in the date.
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f.ii.26r-v   [24 December] 1275
Inspeximus, by Richard [of Claxton] prior and the convent of Durham, confirming the following grant.
Date: Durham 9 Kal. January 1275.
For a smaller grant on the same date, see Misc.Ch. 6466.
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   [4 July] 1273
Grant for life, by Robert [of Holy Island] bishop of Durham, to his clerk Thomas de Levesham rector of Wolsingham, of 14 acres in Wolsingham that William Pollard once held of the bishop, 35 acres with meadow that Roger de Lacel once held of the bishop, and 3 acres beside the curia of the rectory, for 17s. 4d. a year.
Date: [Bishop] Middleham 1273 4 Non. July.
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f.ii.26v
Misc.Ch. 6824.
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f.ii.26v
Misc.Ch. 6820, with the second witness “Galfridi” for “G.”.
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f.ii.27r   [2 December] 1278
Inspeximus, by Richard [of Claxton] prior of Durham and the convent, confirming the following grant.
Date: Durham 4 Non. December 1278.
Also copied f.ii.43r below.
Royal inspeximus of 27 September 1280: PRO C53/68 m.3, printed in Calendar of Charter Rolls ii, p.232.
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   [11 September 1269]
Grant, by Robert [Stichill] bishop of Durham, to Alexander of Biddick, of 84 acres of the bishop's waste on Cleadon moor outside the vill called Simonside, and so by the old ditch between the bishop's and the prior of Durham's [land] towards the east and by the bounds running south and west, for homage and service, and 40s. a year, with the men of the vicinity having common on it when fallow.
Witnesses: Marmaduke son of Geoffrey, Marmaduke Basset, Thomas of Herrington, Thomas of Whitworth, Richard de Yeland, knights; William of Washington, John of Usworth, Gilbert Gategang, Richard de Grendall, and others.
Date: Howden Wednesday after Nativity of Mary the Virgin 9 [Stichill].
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.108-109.
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f.ii.27r-v
Misc.Ch. 6196.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6192c, a copy of the episcopal charter.
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f.ii.27v-28r
Misc.Ch. 6193.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.14-15.
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f.ii.28r
Misc.Ch. 6194, (cf. SS 162 no. 134)
Cf. Misc.Ch. 7125l, with a slightly different date, printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.135.
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f.ii.28r-v   [16 September 1295]
Ratification, by Richard [de Hoton] prior of Durham and the convent, of a bond, as recited below.
Date: Durham 16 Kal. October said year.
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   [27 August] 1295
Assignment, by Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham, with the consent of the chapter of Durham, to Edmund earl of Cornwall, of the manors of Howden and Allerton, for him to receive from them 1000 marks a year for 4 years and 500 marks in the fifth year, in repayment of 4500 marks owed to him by the bishop.
Date: Fulham 6 Kal. September 1295.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.48-49.
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f.ii.28v
Misc.Ch. 7125h.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.112.
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f.ii.28v-29r
Confirmation, by Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham, of the grants and confirmations by his predecessors Nicholas [Farnham], Walter [Kirkham] and Robert [of Stichill], bishops of Durham, to the prior and convent of Durham, over lands and woods of Horsleyhope, Deushelm, Muggleswick and Bearpark, according to the bounds given in their charters [see 2.1.Pont.12, 13, 3.2.Pont.7, 13, 4.2.Pont.1, 2] and confirmed by King Henry [III: 1.2.Reg.9, inspeximus confirming 3.2.Pont.13, 4.2.Pont.2 and 1], to hold enclosed, with no others taking the wild game; also conceding freedom to enclose the land in the prior of Finchale's tenure between Bearpark wood and the road from Aldingrange to Esh if acquired; final clauses omitted.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.31-32.
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f.ii.29r
Grant in free alms, with extended arenga, by Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the whole area of land in the South Bailey [Durham] and all the lordship, i.e. from the south gate to the church of St Mary the Virgin in the North Bailey, down to Kingsgate and from there everything outside the wall, in land and water, round to the north of the Galilee, but reserving use by the bishop of the south gate in time of war, with freedom to enclose, dig out, plant and build; final clauses omitted.
{The added caption states that this charter was sought from the bishop but not obtained.}
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f.ii.29r-v
Quitclaim, [by Antony Bek bishop of Durham], to the prior and convent of Durham, confirming the grant to them by William I [i.e. of St Calais] bishop of Durham of the lands on the west of Durham beyond the River Wear to the River Browney, in part put at farm by the bishop's officers through ignorance as outsiders, by the ancient bounds, i.e. from the River Wear up the Millburn towards Gibbetknoll on the south, along the syke {between Millburnhead and Gibbetknoll} directly to the north to the road to Lanchester, from that road to the south corner of the park of Bearpark and down to the Browney, and any land or moor between Bearpark and the road from Crossgate towards Brunspitel {by Relley bridge} as far as the Browney; final clauses omitted.
Printed in: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, [ed W. Greenwell] (Surtees Society 58, 1872), p.192n; C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.108-109.
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f.ii.29v-30r
Misc.Ch. 6581.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.125-127.
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f.ii.30r-v
Misc.Ch. 6416, now damaged, with William for Richard as prior.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.54-55.
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f.ii.30v-31r
Misc.Ch. 2353.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.24-25.
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f.ii.31r
Misc.Ch. 7125g.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 367, with the date altered to “quarto” Ides; printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.122-123.
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f. ii.31r-v
Misc.Ch. 7125f.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6396 and Misc.Ch. 7125e, both dated one day later; printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.110.
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f.ii.31v
Misc.Ch. 498.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.32-33.
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f.ii.31v-32v   [13 August 1292]
Inspeximus, by Richard [de Hoton] prior of Durham and the convent, confirming the following inspeximus.
Date: Durham Id. August said year.
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f.ii.31v-32v   [13 July] 1292
Inspeximus, by Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham, confirming the following grant.
Date: Norham Sunday before Margaret v. 1292.
Cf. DCL MS Raine 120 no. 1; translated in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.33-34.
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f.ii.31v-32v
Grant, by Richard proctor of Norham, to Robert chaplain of Mary the Virgin celebrating at the altar of All Saints in Norham church and his successors at that altar, of 11 acres 1 rood in Norham (2 acres on Bouhill and 2 on Cuncterig, bought from Matilda la Porter of Norham; 2 acres on upper and lower Cuncterig, from Adam of Duns; 2 acres 1 rood in Madercroft, from Adam Byset and the heirs of Adam Hugoun; and 3 acres north of St Mary's church Norham towards the Tweed) worth 1 mark a year, 2 tofts with their crofts and 4 bovates in Grindon, from John of Grindon, worth 20s. a year, 1 acre of meadow in Luddehowe [i.e. Duddo] worth 12d. a year, and an oven in Norham worth ½ mark a year, with Robert and his successors finding a chaplain in the St Cuthbert's church Norham to celebrate daily for the souls of Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham and his successors, Richard and his benefactors, and all the faithful departed, and a mass of St Cuthbert every Sunday and major festival in that church, and with Robert and his successors supplying any deficit should the holdings be insufficient for the chaplain's stipend.
Witnesses: Walter of Rothbury constable of Norham castle, Robert Gray and William Ridel, knights; Walter of Thornton, John of Horncliffe, Alexander of Cheswick, Richard of the same, Eustace of Durham, William Dispenser, Adam Tillok, Simon Hugoun, Philip clerk, and others.
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f.ii.32v
Misc.Ch. 7125c.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.80-81.
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f.ii.32v-33r
Misc.Ch. 7125i, with 24 March for 27 March by misreading.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.123-125.
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f.ii.33r-v
Misc.Ch. 1561.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 1561, duplicate with “Carruns” and “Trois” in the witness-list. Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.21-22.
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f.ii.33v-34r
Misc.Ch. 5550.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.18-19.
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f.ii.34r-v
Misc.Ch. 7125m.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.153-154.
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f.ii.34v-35r   27 October 1308
Inspeximus, by William of Tanfield prior of Durham and the convent, confirming the following appropriation and resignation.
Witnesses: Hugh bishop of Byblos; Roger of Waltham, prebendary of Darlington; Richard de Haueden [? of Abingdon: cf. Misc.Ch. 6190], vicar of Heighington; Thomas of Canterbury, chaplains; Hugh of Panton, and Archibald de Breton, knights; William of Eryholme; and others.
Notary: Richard son of Henry de Ganyo, clerk of the diocese of Coventy and Lichfield.
Date: Durham 27 October 1308.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.87-90.
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   20 June 1303
Appropriation, by Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham, of the vacant parish-church of Greatham, with the consent of the master and brothers of Greatham hospital, its patrons, and of Richard of Topcliffe, the most recent rector, to the master and brothers of that hospital, for their support in accordance with the ordinances by his predecessor Robert of Stichill and his own [as Reg.II f.30r-v], the hospital having been founded by Robert, with the consent of the chapter of Durham, and granted in free alms by him the manor of Greatham with the advowson of its church, to be appropriated after being vacated by Mr Maurice, as confirmed by the chapter of Durham, and the church having been vacated by Mr Maurice's death and the resignation of Richard of Topcliffe, former rector at the presentation of Thomas de Levesham master and the brothers of the hospital.
Resignation, by Richard of Topcliffe priest, as rector of Greatham at the presentation of Thomas de Levesham master and the brothers of Greatham hospital, given that Robert of Stichill, former bishop of Durham, conceded, with the consent of the chapter of Durham, its appropriation to the master and brothers of Greatham hospital, after vacated by Mr Maurice.
Date: Greatham 20 June 1303.
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f.ii.35v   26 March 1329
Inspeximus, by William [of Cowton] prior of Durham and the convent, confirming the following grant.
Date: Durham 26 March 1329.
Printed in: Registrum Palatinum Dunelmense vol. III, ed. T.D. Hardy (Rolls Series 1875), p.235-237. Calendared in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.50.
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Grant in free alms, by Antony [Bek] bishop of Durham, to Mary the Virgin, All Saints, St Cuthbert's church Darlington, and Robert of Rowton vicar there and his successors, of all the messuage in Darlington beside the gate of the bishop's manor that Adam of Stokesley and Cecilia his wife held of the bishop, and the vennel that led to the Hundgate well to enlarge the messuage and be included on one side.
Witnesses: William of St Botolph archdeacon of Durham, Thomas de Levesham, Peter of Thoresby, Guichard de Charron, John de Saundon, John lord of Skerningham, Robert of Leaventhorpe, William son of Benedict of Darlington, John of Blackwell, Peter clerk, William of Ryal, Adam de Suaton, and many others.
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f.ii.35v-36r   [?1249 x 1258]
Inspeximus, by Bertram [of Middleton] prior and the convent of Durham, confirming the following inspeximus.
Witnesses etc. omitted.
Final clauses omitted.
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   [5 December 1249 x 9 August 1260]
Inspeximus, by Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham, confirming the following manumission.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.91.
   [26 May 1241 x 2 February 1249]
Manumission, by Nicholas [Farnham] bishop of Durham, at the instance of John of Romsey his steward, of Robert of Middridge smith and all his household.
Witnesses: John Gilet sheriff of Durham, H. [? recte M: Martin] of St Cross, R[obert ?] of St Albans, W. de Levington, and others.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.25-26.
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f.ii.36r
Misc.Ch. 6828.
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f.ii.36r-v
Misc.Ch. 5864.
Also f.ii.42v-43r below.
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f.ii.36v
Misc.Ch. 7125d.
Noticed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.xii n.22.
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f.ii.37r-v
Misc.Ch. 495, now damaged, omitting a clause added on the turn-up.
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f.ii.37v-38v
Misc.Ch. 7125k (three confirmations).
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f.ii.38v-39r
Misc.Ch. 7125b.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.49-50.
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f.ii.39r
Misc.Ch. 6827a, with “Lostnapper” for “Locsnapper”.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6827b, with two alterations in the last five lines.
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f.ii.39v
Misc.Ch. 6823.
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f.ii.39v
Misc.Ch. 6822.
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f.ii.40r
Misc.Ch. 6825.
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f.ii.40r-v
Misc.Ch. 5151.
Cf. Misc.Ch. 6154, counterpart with slightly different spellings and John Hok for John de Hok among the witnesses.
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f.ii.40v
Misc.Ch. 6821.
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f.ii.40v-41r
Misc.Ch. 5432a or Misc.Ch. 6826 (counterparts), the latter without any descriptive endorsement.
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f.ii.41r-v
Misc.Ch. 5432b.
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f.ii.41v-42r
Misc.Ch. 6829.
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f.ii.42r
Misc.Ch. 6655.
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f.ii.42r-v
Misc.Ch. 6415, with “Boynton” for “de Bermton” as the ninth witness.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.42.
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f.ii.42v
Misc.Ch. 6578, now slightly damaged.
Also f.ii.23r-v above.
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f.ii.42v-43r
Misc.Ch. 5864.
Also f.ii.36r-v above.
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f.ii.43r
As f.ii.27r above.
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f.ii.43r-v
Misc.Ch. 7125n (two grants), the first with the eleventh witness “de Castrobernardi” for “de Oseworth”.
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.55-56 & 160.
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f.ii.44r-46r   1248 - 1254
Documents concerning the resignation of Nicholas Farnham as bishop of Durham and provision for his support, found in older copies on Misc.Ch. 5344:
1. Mandate by Pope Innocent IV, 1 July 1248;
2. Assignment by the archbishop of York and others, 19 October 1248; (printed in English episcopal acta. 38, London, 1229-1280, ed Philippa Hoskin (Oxford 2011), p.72.
3. Confirmation by Pope Innocent IV, 22 April 1249;
4. Mandate by Pope Innocent IV, 22 April 1249;
5. Confirmation by King Henry III, 15 January 1249;
6. Petition by the archbishop of York and others, undated;
7. Inspeximus confirmation, extracted, by King Henry III, 2 October 1249;
8. Mandate by King Henry III, 15 March 1249;
9. Confirmation by Walter Kirkham bishop of Durham, 17 April 1254.
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9.9.   [17 April 1254]
Inspeximus by Walter [Kirkham] bishop of Durham of the following letter.
Date: Darlington, 15 Kal. May Pont.5.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 29: Durham 1241-1283, ed P.M. Hoskin (Oxford 2005), p.78-79.
   [19 October] 1248
Letter of W[alter de Gray] archbishop of York, F[ulk Bassett] bishop of London and W[illiam of Bitton I] bishop of Bath and Wells to the pope, concerning the provision to be made for N[icholas Farnham] bishop of Durham, at his resignation, and recommending that he receive the manors of Howden, Stockton and Easington, and an allowance of wood from the old park of Bishop Auckland, and in Chester, because of the lack of woodland attached to these manors.
Date: Leicester, 14 Kal. November 1248.
Printed: Historiae Dunelmensis Scriptores Tres, ed J. Raine (Surtees Society 9, 1839), p.lxxvii.
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f.ii.46r   5 March 1258
Letters patent by King Henry III concerning the rights of patronage of churches in manors assigned for a term or at farm, and in bishop's and abbot's manors during vacancies, 5 March 1258, as added to Misc. Ch. 5344.
Calendared in: Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1247-58 p.619.
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f.ii.46r   5 March 1258
Extract of letters by the bishops of Worcester and Bath and Wells, Roger le Bigod earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, and Simon de Montfort earl of Leicester, concerning rights of patronage of churches in manors assigned for a term or at farm, and in bishop's and abbot's manors during vacancies, 5 March 1258, as added more fully to Misc. Ch. 5344.
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f.ii.46r-v   16 September 1277
Confirmation, by Robert [of Holy Island] bishop of Durham, to Thomas of Herrington, of free warren in all his lands of both Herringtons, Harraton and Houghall outside the bounds of the bishop's forest, on pain of £10 for taking game there without Thomas' licence [the latter part of the text repeated].
Original: DCD 4.3.Pont.2 (missing).
Another copy: DCD Cart.I, f.92v.
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f.ii.46v
1.6.Spec.20.
Printed and discussed in H.S. Offler ed., Durham Episcopal Charters 1071-1152, (Surtees Society 179, 1968), p.161-162.
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f.ii.46v
Start of text as f.ii.49r below.
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f.ii.46v
Misc.Ch. 5858, now damaged, omitting the seventh witness.
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f.ii.47r
{Misc.Ch. 6296* (sealed original).}
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.168-169.
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f.ii.47r-v   [1154 x 1195]
Grant, by Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, to his burgesses of Gateshead, of freedom of forestage to be paid in the half year between Pentecost and Martinmas, for each wagon ( “quadriga” ) going to the wood 2d., a horse 2d. and a man [carrying: “piscante”recte“portante”*] 1d., for everything needed for their own use except what is prohibited, with no forester within the bounds set between the bishop's forest and borough to lay hands on a burgess, anyone staying in the borough, a wagon or draught animal to impede them having wood or timber or anything, with any dispute between a forester and burgesses being terminated in the borough if possible but otherwise in the bishop's presence, with no burgess's draught animal to be taken out of the borough but redeemed there if so desired, with the burgesses having grass, rushes, bracken and heather for their own use wherever they were accustomed to but selling none of it, a burgess digging turves for his own hearth and having no wagon of his own but hiring many to transport turves to be quit on giving 2d. as forestage for all the wagons, any burgess without ill intent to be free to give of his wood to anyone staying [south: “citra” ] of the Tyne but to sell to nobody without forester's licence, no forester to interfere with any merchandise coming within the said bounds, each burgess of Gateshead to have the same freedom over his burgage as a burgess of Newcastle, a burgess or his chattels to have the peace of God and St Cuthbert throughout the bishop's land with nobody injuring them or demanding any exaction, and with common pasture and roofing material for the buildings of the burgesses and all commodities from Saltwell meadow as they used to have.
[* See the grant by Bishop Philip of Poitou, Reg. III f.138r.]
Copy: DCL Randall MS 3 p.7.
Printed: Boldon Book, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 25, 1852) appendix p.xl; (with translation) [W.H. Brockett], Early Palatine Charters to the Burgesses of Gateshead, (Gateshead 1853) p.4-6; (extracts with translation) A. Ballard, British Borough Charters 1042-1216, (Cambridge 1913) p.25, 53-54, 81, 166; (translated) F.W.D. Manders, A History of Gateshead, (Gateshead 1973) p.2-3; English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.54-55.
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f.ii.48
Not now present.
f.ii.49r-51v   [?1279 x 1280]
Inquisition held at York, 8 Edward I, surveying tenures and tenants in the wapentake between Ouse and Derwent.
False start on f.ii.46v above.
Another version: DCD 2.2.Ebor.16.
Printed in: The survey of the county of York, taken by John de Kirkby, commonly called Kirkby's inquest, [ed R.H. Skaife] (Surtees Society 49, 1867), p.60-69, where it is assigned a date of 13 rather than 8 Edward I.
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f.ii.51v-62r
The C text of Boldon Book (survey of the bishop of Durham's lands between the Tees and Tweed, 1183).
The edition of the best text (B) is W. Greenwell, Boldon buke : a survey of the possessions of the See of Durham, made by order of Bishop Hugh Pudsey, in the year M.C.L.XXXIII, (Surtees Society 25, 1852).
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f.ii.62r-64r   1293
Quo warranto proceedings concerning the liberty of the bishop of Durham, as in Reg.II f.125v-127r.
Translated in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.35-41.
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f.ii.64r-69r
[Compilation ? of] records of courts of the bishop and prior of Durham, illustrating the rights of the prior over his own tenants, etc.
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f.ii.64r-v
As Loc.IV:64 or Loc.IV:157, with the third man named John for Robert.
Also copied in 1.5.Pont.3 (11). Printed in Historiae Dunelmensis Scriptores Tres (Surtees Society 9, 1839), p.cxiv-cxv, from Reg.II f.55v.
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f.ii.64v   [1 March 1306]
Gaol delivery to the court of the prior of Durham.
Richard of Hett of the prior's fee arrested in the borough of Durham by the bishop's bailiffs, brought before the king's court, the liberty [of the bishop of Durham] being in the king's hands, on Monday after Matthias, accused of theft, successfully claimed by the prior's bailiff, and declared not guilty by Robert son of Richard of Merrington, Alan son of Robert of the same, Richard of Heighington of the same, Thomas Cook of the same, Thomas of Chilton of Merrington, Thomas Dodd of Westerton, Thomas of Dalton, Gilbert Ward of Shincliffe, Roger del Lawe, Richard Stere of Wolviston, John son of Richard of the same and John son of Andrew of Ferryhill, jurors.
Tuesday after Matthias 1305.
Prior's court case in Loc.IV:161.
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f.ii.65r   [11 April] 1307
Gaol delivery to the court of the prior [of Durham].
William Curror of the prior's fee arrested in Gateshead by the king's bailiffs, the liberty [of the bishop] of Durham being in the king's hands, brought before the king's court on Monday after Ambrose, accused of theft, successfully claimed by the prior's bailiff, and declared not guilty by Henry Marsham, Alan de Aula, Hugh Carter, Patrick Gyck, William son of Thomas, Hugh Shersmith, Henry of Haswell, Gilbert Baker, Cuthbert de Leuington, John Willy, Richard Marsham and Thomas Cooper, jurors.
Tuesday after Ambrose 1307.
Prior's court case in Loc.IV:161.
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f.ii.65r   [29 June] 11 Louis [de Beaumont] [29 June 1327]
Gaol delivery to the court [of the bishop of Durham].
John of Hardwick of Wolviston and John Miller of Sheraton accused by Simon of having, with Simon, stolen a horse in Sheraton, sold it to men of Northumberland for 13s. 4d. and divided this between them, denied the charge, and the coroner therefore ordered to summon an inquisition for Monday after John the Baptist, when John of Ashington, coroner of the prior of Durham, claimed John of Hardwick as the prior's tenant in Wolviston, in accordance with the Convenit between the bishop of Durham and the prior, with John Miller declared not guilty by Thomas de Bois, Alan of Frisby, Stephen of Burdon, John du Bois, Peter of Selaby, William Burdon, Gilbert son of Thomas of Hulam, Adam Pathan, John Freeman of Cassop, Peter son of Robert de Hoton, Gilbert Ward of Shincliffe, William son of Roger of Ludworth, jurors.
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f.ii.65r-v   [1327 x 1328]
Gaol delivery to the court [of the bishop of Durham].
Geoffrey le Marshall arrested for receiving Thomas Hardymerchant, who had abjured the realm in St Cuthbert's church Darlington for felony, successfully claimed by John of Ashington, coroner of the prior of Durham, as the prior's tenant in Elvet in Durham.
11 Louis [de Beaumont].
Prior's court case in Loc.IV:20.
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f.ii.65v   [1328 x 1329]
Gaol delivery to the court [of the bishop of Durham].
Gilbert of Derwent and John son of Peter indicted for the theft of 3 bushels of the prior of Durham's wheat at Billingham, arraigned, and successfully claimed by the prior's steward as the prior's tenants, in accordance with the agreement between the bishop's predecessors and the prior's.
12 Louis [de Beaumont].
Prior's court case in Loc.IV:16.
f.ii.65v   [1328 x 1329]
Gaol delivery to the court [of the bishop of Durham].
Hugh of Ilderton indicted for the theft of one bullock worth 20s. belonging to William Toller of Monkton and of an entire plough with oxen belonging to Walter son of Henry of Wallsend, arrested at Wallsend, and successfully claimed by the prior of Durham's steward as having been arrested on the prior's land, in accordance with the said composition, being found to have been arrested on the prior's land.
12 Louis [de Beaumont].
Prior's court case in Loc.IV:16.
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f.ii.65v-66r   [9 May 1381]
Gaol delivery at Norham before John Heron and Walter of Swinhoe, justices of the bishop [of Durham].
Adam Kitson of Shoreswood indicted before John of Knaresdale, coroner of Norham, for breaking into the house of John del Well at Norham with others on Wednesday before Exaltation of Cross [7 September] 1373 and stealing 3 packs of his wool worth £10. Adam Hyne of Fenham and John Frere of Fenham indicted before the said coroner for stealing 80 sheep in the field of Ross belonging to Robert Bate worth £4 on the day before Katherine 35 [Hatfield: 24 November 1379]. The said Adam was indicted before the said coroner for robbing John Bullock of a lance worth 5s. at Holy Island on Monday after Cuthbert 36 [Hatfield: 25 March 1381]. The said Henry [!], Adam and John were taken, brought by John Heron sheriff, arraigned by the said justices, claimed by John of Elvet, bailiff of the prior of Durham, as being of the land and fee of the prior and his tenants, in accordance with an agreement between the bishop's predecessors and the prior's, with a writ close delivered as follows. Adam, Adam and John were delivered to the prior's bailiff for judgement in the prior's court, with the bailiff setting this at the 6th hour on the same day.
Norham1st hour Thursday after John at the Latin Gate 36 Thomas [Hatfield].
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   2 May [1381]
Mandate, by Thomas [Hatfield] bishop of Durham, to John Heron and Walter of Swinhoe his justices assigned for gaol delivery at Norham, the prior of Durham having shown that Richard [Poore] bishop of Durham in his charter [the Convenit] granted to the prior and chapter of Durham that the prior or his bailiff should have his court, if demanded, over anyone from the land or fee of the prior arrested by the bishop's bailiffs for anything belonging to the prior's court, and that any thief taken on the prior's land and condemned in his court should have judgement executed by the prior's bailiffs at the bishop's gallows, and also that Richard [Kellawe: cf. Surtees Society 119 p.94] bishop [of Durham] granted [2.4.Pont.2] that the prior and convent should have their court, if claimed by their bailiffs before judgement, over any of their men and tenants [taken] on the bishop's land; and the prior having requested that Adam Kitson of Shoreswood, John Frer of Fenham, Adam Hyne of Fenham and other men and tenants of the prior, indicted before the sheriff and coroner of the county of Norham for theft and imprisoned, should be delivered in his court for judgement; that Adam, Hugh, John, Robert, Adam and others should be delivered to the prior or his bailiff.
Date: Durham, per manus William of Embleton the bishop's chancellor 2 May 36 [Hatfield].
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f.ii.66r-67r   [9 May 1381]
Gaol delivery in the court of the prior of Durham at Norham before Robert of Haggerston and John of Elvet, specially commissioned.
Proceedings as f.ii.65v-66r recounted, and Adam Kitson of Shoreswood, Adam Hyne of Fenham and John Frere of Fenham declared not guilty by William of Bradfield, Stephen son of Alexander of Scremerston, Thomas son of Hugh of Tweedmouth, Thomas Bulchort of Tweedmouth, Robert Feltington of Tweedmouth, Robert Pratt of Fenham, Robert of Haltwhistle of Fenham, Richard Smith of Island, John of Leaventhorpe of Island, Robert Leffe of Island senior, William of Durham of Island and Patrick Warayne of Fenham, jurors.
Norham 6th hour Thursday after John at the Latin Gate 36 Thomas [Hatfield].
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f.ii.67r   [15 March 1356]
gaol delivery in the court of the prior [of Durham].
John son of William Salter indicted before Robert of Bowes sheriff of Durham for the theft on Monday before Cuthbert in September 10 Bishop Thomas [Hatfield: 1 September 1354] of a coffer worth 8d., a red purse worth 8d. and 37s. in money belonging to Richard of Burton in the Old Borough Durham, brought before the sheriff, successfully claimed by the prior through his bailiff Hugh of Middleton, in accordance with the agreement between the bishop's predecessors and the prior's, arraigned in the prior's court by Thomas Surtees the prior's steward and declared not guilty by Thomas of Ferryhill, John son of Peter of Ferryhill, Robert of Ellingham, William Draper, William of Heighington, Robert Lucas, William Horner, Thomas Parkinson, Richard of Heworth, William Yutt, John de Arson and William of Wolviston, jurors.
Tuesday before Cuthbert in March [1356]
Also in Loc.IV:154.
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f.ii.67r-v   25 August [1355]
gaol delivery in the court of the prior [of Durham].
Thomas son of John of Bruntoft indicted before Robert of Bowes sheriff of Durham for robbing John Chapman of Barnard Castle of 15s. in silver, a belt with a pouch and a knife, worth 5s., in the field of Wolviston on Friday after the octave of Martin 10 Bishop Thomas [Hatfield: 21 November 1354], brought before Thomas of Seaton, Roger of Blakiston and Peter of Richmond, justices of the bishop for gaol delivery, successfully claimed by the prior through his bailiff Hugh of Middleton, in accordance with the agreement between the bishop's predecessors and the prior's, arraigned in the prior's court by Thomas Surtees the prior's steward and declared not guilty by William of Holme, Robert Lucas of Wolviston, William Sergeant, Simon son of Ranulf, Cuthbert Stere, William of Heighington, John de Arson, John son of Hugh, William of Eglingham, William of Wolviston, William son of John and William Lister, jurors.
Tuesday [before the decollation of St John the Baptist 1355].
Also in Loc.IV:154.
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f.ii.67v
As Loc.IV:152 entry 1.
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f.ii.67v-68r   Tuesday before Margaret [18 July] 1346
Gaol delivery in the court of the prior of Durham at Durham before Roger of Esh knight the prior's steward.
John Alman of Elvet indicted before William of Mordon sheriff of Durham for stealing hay at Houghall to fill two carts, worth 40s., belonging to William of Cowton prior of Durham about Peter ad vincula 8 Bishop Louis [de Beaumont: c.1 August 1324], successfully claimed by the prior as living in Elvet in the prior's fee and taken there, arraigned in the prior's court, and declared not guilty by William of Lincoln, Gilbert of Ireland, William of Lound, Gilbert Lister, Robert Lister, Adam Cooper, William son of Peter clerk of Ferryhill, Robert son of Richard son of Mabilla, Hugh son of Hawys, John Randolf of Aycliffe, John Freeman of Rainton and Thomas del Buskes, jurors.
Cf Loc.IV:60.
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f.ii.68r   Tuesday after Matthias [27 February 1347]
Gaol delivery in the court of the prior of Durham at Durham before Roger of Esh knight the prior's steward.
John Ak, Alan his son and Eda daughter of John indicted before William of Mordon sheriff of Durham for taking a black ox worth 16s. from Richard son of Gilbert of Durham at Relleyhall on Thursday before Martin 2 Bishop Thomas [Hatfield: 9 November 1346], successfully claimed by the prior as residents in his fee and taken there, and declared not guilty and not to have withdrawn by John of Barnard Castle, William of Chilton, John of Smeaton, John Barker, Thomas othe Slade, John Potter, Alan Lang of the Broom, John son of Thomas of Rainton, John son of Alan of Merrington, William son of Peter clerk of Ferryhill, Robert son of Richard son of Mabilla and Hugh of Ferryhill, jurors.
Walter Durand of Blakiston taken and imprisoned with stolen goods, i.e. one bushel of peas stolen by night in the grange of Roger of Blakiston at Blakiston on Saturday before Candlemas 2 Bishop Thomas [Hatfield: 27 January 1347], arraigned in the prior's court, declared guilty by the jurors as above and returned to gaol to await the bishop's grace.
Cf Loc.IV:60.
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f.ii.68r-v   Tuesday after Sunday after Easter [25 April] 1346
Gaol delivery in the court of the prior of Durham at Durham before Roger of Esh the prior's steward.
William Smith of Great Lumley and Adam his son indicted before William of Mordon sheriff of Durham for stealing at Great Lumley 20 geese and 40 chickens, worth 6s. 8d., belonging to Roger Kelloeman and other neighbours of Great Lumley about Luke 2 Bishop Thomas [Hatfield: c.18 October 1346], and for burgling the house of Robert Ayre of Lumley and taking a basin worth 6d. and 2 stone of lead worth 6d. about the same date, successfully claimed by the prior as having been taken at Ferryhill in the prior's fee, declared not guilty and not to have fled by William Mayre of Hebburn, William son of John of Hebburn, William Lardener, Richard Ayre of Southwick, John Willy, Thomas othe Buskes, John de la Hay, John Ayre of Wolviston, John son of Gilbert of the same, John Randolf of Aycliffe, John Power of the same and John son of Alan of Merrington, jurors, and so no forfeiture of chattels.
Cf Loc.IV:60.
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f.ii.68v   [18 December] 1347
Gaol delivery in the court of the prior of Durham at Durham before Simon of Esh the prior's steward.
Custancia daughter of Alan son of Eda del Shields indicted before William of Mordon sheriff of Durham for stealing at Shields 5s. in money belonging to William son of Eda about John the Baptist 2 Bishop Thomas [Hatfield: c.24 June 1346], successfully claimed by the prior as having been taken at [South] Shields in the prior's fee, declared not guilty and not to have fled by Nicholas Jackson of Hebburn, John son of William of Hylton, Richard Ayre of Southwick, Richard son of Reginald of Wearmouth, William of Masham, John son of Thomas of Rainton, William son of Peter clerk of Ferryhill, Hugh of Ferryhill, Stephen Barker of Aycliffe, William de Renegill of the same, John Power of the same and John othe Hay of Wolviston, jurors, and so no forfeiture of chattels.
Tuesday after Lucy 1347.
Cf Loc.IV:60.
f.ii.68v-69r   Tuesday after Hilary [15 January 1348]
Gaol delivery in the court of the prior of Durham at Durham before Simon of Esh the prior's steward.
John of Sadberge indicted before William of Mordon sheriff of Durham, as attested by him applying the seal of his office, for breaking into the house of Matilda Curtyn of Durham in the borough of Durham by night and taking kerchiefs, towels, cendal and other merchandise worth 40s. on Sunday before James 9 Bishop Bury [21 July 1342], successfully claimed by the prior as having been taken at Elvet in the prior's fee and resident there, and declared not guilty by Reginald Forester, Robert Gyk, Gilbert Lister, Gilbert of Ireland, William of Lound, Robert Lister, John of Hett, William Page, Simon Alman, Walter of Carlton, William Cooper and Robert of Ellingham, jurors.
Cf Loc.IV:60.
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f.ii.69r   Tuesday in octave of Epiphany [13 January 1349]
Gaol delivery in the court of the prior of Durham at Durham before John Menville the prior's steward.
John Smith of Monkton indicted for burgling the house of William Mayrson of Hebburn at Hebburn and stealing 2½ bushels 1 peck of wheat worth 2s. and a sack worth 6d. on Sunday after Nicholas 4 Bishop Thomas [Hatfield: 7 December 1348], as attested by William of Mordon sheriff of Durham applying the seal of his office, successfully claimed by the prior as having been taken at Monkton in the prior's fee, and declared not guilty by William Lardener, Richard Ayre of Southwick, John Barthewe, Richard son of Reginald of Wearmouth, Thomas othe Buskes, William son of Peter clerk of Ferryhill, John son of Alan of Merrington, Hugh of Ferryhill, Richard son of John son of Robert, Thomas of Nesbitt, Roger Gileot and Roger of Burdon, jurors.
Cf Loc.IV:60.
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f.ii.69v   1300
Cross-reference to Bishop Bek's visitation in Reg.III [f.81r-91r].
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f.ii.69r-87r   1305
Complaints and proceedings by Prior Hoton against Bishop Bek. No original for this document has yet been identified, but there are earlier copies of almost all sections in Loc.VII:14, 38, 46 or 70; the contemporary records of the proceedings survive, printed in Registrum Palatinum Dunelmense vol. IV, ed. T.D. Hardy (Rolls Series 1878), p.1-74. Here the king's commission to the justices is followed by the prior's complaints, with replies, numbered up to 40 (f.ii.83r), with certain numbers absent (7, 13-15, 24-25, 29-30, 35); three (37-39) are in fact assizes; proceedings, etc. follow.
Commission and 1 (ii.69r-70v) as Loc.VII:70a,
2 (ii.70v-72r) as Loc.VII:70b face paras 4-end (priory besieged),
3 (ii.72r-v) as Loc.VII:70b dorse paras 1-2 (aqueduct broken),
4-6 and 8 (ii.72v-74v) as Loc.VII:14 face,
9 (ii.74v-75r) as Loc.VII:14 dorse paras 1-2 (Bearpark despoiled),
10 (ii.75r-v) as Loc.VII:70b dorse paras 5-6 (North Gate closed),
11 (ii.75v) complaint, with reply under 12, over the seizure of crops at Ancroft, Horncliffe, Cornhill, Tweedmouth, Murton and Kyloe and of little lambs at Norham in 1296,
12 (ii.75v-76r) complaint over the seizure of crops at Norham, Upsettlington, Horncliffe and Berrington in 1291,
16 (ii.76r) as Loc.VII:70b dorse paras 3-4 (Jarrow windmill destroyed),
17 (ii.76r-v) as Loc.VII:38 dorse para 3 (custody of J. de Fery's heir),
18 (ii.76v-77r) complaint over removal of timber for building a mill at Holy Island in 1291,
19 (ii.77r-v) as Loc.VII:38 dorse para 4 (messengers detained),
20 (ii.77v) as Loc.VII:38 face paras 8-9 now defective, Loc.VII:70b dorse paras 6-7 (loan not repaid),
21 (ii.77v-78r) as Loc.VII:14 dorse paras 6-7 (500 marks extorted),
22 (ii.78r) as Loc.VII:38 dorse paras 1-2 (200 marks taken),
23 (ii.78r-v) as Loc.VII:70c dorse (vessels not returned),
26 (ii.78v-80r) complaint over the commandeering of wagons, carts oxen and horses from various manors in 1297,
27 (ii.80r) as Loc.VII:38 dorse paras 7-8 now defective (books not returned),
28 (ii.80r-v) as Loc.VII:70c face para 1 (sheep taken at Fenham),
31 (ii.80v) as Loc.VII:70c face paras 4-5 (royal messenger wounded),
32 (ii.80v) complaint over the removal of corn, stock, etc. from Holy Island priory and the manor of Fenham in 1302,
33 (ii.81r) as Loc.VII:38 dorse para 5 (wool taken from Pittington),
34 (ii.81r) as Loc.VII:38 dorse para 6 (wool taken from Ketton),
36 (ii.81r-v) complaint over the detention at Hartlepool of wool on its way to Boston in 1299,
37 (ii.81v-82r) as Loc.VII:70b dorse para 8 (Heworth moor),
38 (ii.82r-v) as Loc.VII:14 dorse para 5 (20 acres in Bearpark moor),
39 (ii.82v-83r) as Loc.VII:14 dorse paras 3-4 (4 acres at Heworth),
40 (ii.83r) as Loc.VII:70c face paras 2-3 (despoliation at Haggerston and Low Lynn).
Proceedings, etc.: ii.83r-85r as Loc.VII:38 face paras 1-7 (royal writ, etc.), and ii.85v-87r as Loc.VII:46 (ending with royal writ of 8 December [1305])
ii.85r Record of writ to the sheriff to raise 66s. 8d. from the lands and chattels of John of Edmondsley and have them before the king's justices on Wednesday before Ascension to be handed over to William Yekemond for 6½ marks damages for imprisonment recovered by William against John in the king's court before William of Ormesby and his fellow royal justices at Durham on the morrow of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary 30 [Edward I: 9 September 1302]; and similarly 100s. for £10 damages for imprisonment recovered by Thomas of Haswell against John and Hugh le Porter de la port du North as above.
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f.ii.87v-88v
Loc.V:26 / Loc.V:41 f.1r-2r.
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f.ii.88v-89r
Loc.IV:151 / Loc.V:41 f.2r-v.
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f.ii.89r-v   [28 April] 1343
Inquisition, at the instance of Reginald le Forster, before the prior, terrar, bursar, hostiller, sacrist and granetor, monks of Durham, Adam of Bowes the prior's steward, Simon of Esh, Walter of Ludworth and others, with the jurors, William of Chilton, Walter Ewer, Roger Bagman, Thomas of Cocken, William Cooper, Gilbert miller, Roger Bachel[or ?], John de Almflet, Robert of Heworth, Roger Hardshaw, Matthew de Aula, Elias of Cowton and William Mores, stating that the door-keeper of the bake-house is due by reason of his office only the trimmings [“chippes”] of all the white loaves used each day in the hall for the hostiller and others eating there, excepting monks of the house receiving provision from the refectory, and likewise trimmings in the prior's chamber, in the Newloft and in the commonhouse if the subprior should call together seculars or regulars of another house, but with loaves for monks of the house eating anywhere in the priory, the hostiller in the hall excepted, to be taken from the refectory; that trimmed loaves left in the bake-house from one day to the next should be used the next day and if not enough sufficient should be trimmed for the day; an excess of loaves taken to the refectory should be brought back to the bake-house by the pantler and used in the places abovesaid, with no more loaves being trimmed while they suffice; that the door-keeper took “basuras” [crusts ?] of loaves for the cutters [“cissoriis”]; that Reginald took more than he ought by reason of his office, namely the trimmings of provision made by the porter and against previous custom and from loaves set before the monks in the places abovesaid; that he trimmed the loaves excessively, taking more from the substance of the bread than he ought and was proper and against previous practice; that he weighed the loaves, from malice against John Gray the master baker, above the due weight by a weight of 5s. or sometimes 4s. or sometimes 4s. 4d., contrary to his oath and to the grave damage of the prior and convent; that he did not fulfil his office diligently but frequently absented himself on his own business without licence, sometimes for a fortnight, sometimes a week; that he failed to perform its duties by refusing frequent requests to prepare the knives for scraping troughs, brakes and mouldingboards.
Date: prior's upper chamber, Durham priory Monday after Mark 1343.
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f.ii.89v
Loc.IV:156 (i).
Printed in: C.M. Fraser ed., Records of Antony Bek, (Surtees Society 162, 1953), p.23-24.
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f.ii.89v-90r
Loc.IV:156 (ii) face.
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f.ii.90r
Loc.IV:156 (ii) dorse.
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f.ii.90v
Loc.IV:156 (iii).
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f.ii.90v-91r
Loc.IV:145.
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f.ii.91r-v
Loc.V:12.
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f.ii.92r-94r   6 September 1418
Statutes, by John [Wessington] prior of Durham and ordinary of the spiritual liberty of St Cuthbert in Howden and Howdenshire, following the agreement by all the vicars, chaplains of chantries and deacons of Howden collegiate church to live together in the bedern built for them by Walter Skirlawe late bishop of Durham: each vicar to contribute to the bedern 10 marks a year and each chaplain or deacon 8 marks a year; every third year, in the week after Pentecost, the vicars, chaplains and deacons to elect one of their number as warden of the bedern, with a place at the centre of the table except when arriving late; any of them found by the warden to be troublesome or breaking the statutes to be punished appropriately by the warden with the consent of two of his fellows; each of them successively to be steward or bursar for a quarter year, receiving a mark from each of them and having disposal of all the victuals of the bedern, with direction of the servants, acting for the warden in his absence and rendering an account of the utensils and of the receipts and expenses to four or five of them elected for the purpose; lunch to be taken immediately after high mass and the hour of Nones and supper at 6 o'clock from Michaelmas to Easter and 5 o'clock from Easter to Michaelmas, with each of them sitting to the left and right of the warden in the hall according to his date of admission; any of them infirm or legitimately prevented from eating in the hall for a whole week to pay only 4d. for each week of absence, with the rest of his mark being refunded pro rata, or, if sick in the bedern, the steward or bursar to arrange food at the same cost as the others'; each to be provided with drink twice between lunch and the hour of Vespers, i.e. the first called Benedicite and the second at the first bell for Vespers, three times after supper, i.e. Benedicite and twice afterwards at equal intervals set by the warden, and in Lent and on other fast-days all to assemble in the hall at the hour for supper, sit in order and drink three times, leaving for the chambers at 8 o'clock from Michaelmas to Easter and 9 o'clock from Easter to Michaelmas, with the keys of the gates brought to the warden to keep until next morning; anyone brought into the hall for a drink to have a cup of fixed measure, either a halfpenny or a farthing, with a weekly account of these to be drawn up and payment to made to the steward without delay, with a charge of 2d. for anyone brought in for breakfast, lunch or supper, but only with three hours' warning given to the steward, and with nobody staying in the bedern unless by consent of all and living in common, nor anyone occupying his chamber with guests at lunch- or supper-time; none of them to demand or take food or drink from the common store against the will of the servants or those deputed to keep the food and drink, and any doing so by threatening behaviour to the servants to make satisfaction to them as set by the warden and two of his colleagues, also paying to the community 3s. 4d. the first time, 6s. 8d. the second and so on; any of them drawing a knife or sharp instrument against a colleague to pay the community 3s. 4d. and for striking a colleague 6s. 8d. as well as making due satisfaction; all to be content with their food and not complain against the steward but remedying unsatisfactory food after discussion by all of them and by common consent, with none of them to be noisy in hall before, during or after lunch or supper, and the warden, or steward in his absence, to impose silence on any contravenors, on pain of 12d.; none of them to raise and persist in contentious matters liable to cause discord within the community, on pain of 12d.; in the hall none to play chess, dice or other dishonourable game liable to cause discord, on pain of 12d.; any of them bringing into the bedern a colleague's enemy to incur a fine of 12d.; none of them to stand hidden at another's chamber discovering secrets, on pain of 12d.; none to reveal outside the secrets of the bedern to the damage of the community or any of its members, on pain of 12d.; on first coming each vicar or chaplain admitted to the bedern to pay 10s. and, within a term to be set by the warden and a majority of his colleagues, to produce a silver spoon, on pain of 20s.; likewise each deacon 3s. 4d. and a silver spoon, on pain of 6s. 8d.; on detecting a transgressor of any statute carrying a penalty the warden, on pain of excommunication, to call together as quickly as possible all his colleagues or at least a majority of them to a fit place in the bedern, charge the delinquent and warn of excommunication for failure to pay the steward the penalty within 30 days, with commission by the prior to the warden to impose that sentence, but absolution reserved to the prior or the keeper of the spirituality of Howdenshire; the warden, in admitting anyone to the bedern, to call together all his colleagues, read out the statutes and administer an oath (recited) to observe them; any warden breaking any of the statutes or negligent in his office to be corrected by the keeper of the spirituality.
Sealed by the prior and the keeper of the spirituality.
Submission to the prior and the keeper by Adam Walsh, Thomas Westhorpe, Robert Dalby, John Green and William Barker, vicars of the prebends of Howden, Thorpe, Barmby, Skelton and Saltmarshe; John Lybens, John Cockerell and Nicholas Kayser, chaplains of the chantries of St Mary, St Thomas the martyr and St Cuthbert; and Robert Ayremyn, Richard Yotin, John Bubwith and John Hill, deacons of the prebends of Howden, Thorpe, Saltmarshe and Barmby.
Sealed: 6 September 1418.
{Notarial sign and subscription of Thomas of Appleby, York diocese, recording his presence at submission and oaths to observe the statutes by vicars, chaplains and deacons in the chapter house of Howden collegiate church on 19 April 1418, with Mr John Selow inceptor in canon law, John Con vicar of Eastrington, John Clayton chaplain, John Warter and John Scarborough clerks of York diocese, and the writing of the instrument by another scribe.}
See also f.ii.96v below.
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f.ii.94v   26 July [1418]
Inquisition, before Thomas of Langton, steward or bailiff of the prior of Durham, with William Huddleston, John Aspour, Richard Markby, John of Windleston, John of Heighington, John Powwer, John Stere, Robert Thorpe, John Tailor of Billingham, John Tosson, John Pollard and John Willy of Hebburn stating that William Blakiston knight died on 22 April last seised of the manor of Blakiston, held from the prior for military service, 26s. 8d. a year, fortnightly suit at the prior's free court, ploughing with every plough of the manor for one day at the manor of Bewley, and reaping there for one day by one man for each house with one meal provided, that the manor is worth £8 a year, and that Nicholas Blakiston, aged 19 and more, son of William's son William, is his nearer heir.
The jurors applied their seals.
Date: Durham 26 July 6 Henry V.
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f.ii.94v-95r   [1 March 1401]
Inquisition, with [1] John Stere, [2] William of Kent, [4] John Scrivener, [5] John Wilkinson, [6] Thomas Wilkinson, [7] John Casson, [8] John Holom, [9] Thomas Marshall, [10] Richard Woodrofe, [3] William Wolsingham, [11] Robert Doncaster and [12] Thomas Simson stating William Stere, kinsman and heir of Cuthbert Stere, to be of age, i.e. 21 and more, as from Ash Wednesday last [16 February], having been born at Wolviston on Tuesday “in festo carniprivii” 1379 [1380 *] and baptized in Billingham church the next day, with [1] stating that he knew from the frequent statements by his neighbour Johanna daughter of Robert who carried William to the church for baptism, [2] and [3] from the frequent statements by Isabella wife of John of Wadley who lifted him from the font, [4] from the death of his father on St Lawrence's day 13 years before when William was eight, [5] from seeing him carried to the church for baptism, [6] from seeing him carried to the church for baptism as he went with the plough at Wolviston, [7] from the frequent statements by his neighbour Agnes wife of Richard Shepherd who was at William's birth, [8] from seeing him carried to the church for baptism while sowing peas at Wolviston, [9] from being hit on the shin and gravely injured while playing football with others on the day of William's birth, [10] from seeing him carried from the church when he was baptized while he was carting manure for barley seed, [11] from coming there when William was baptized, being at the common of the vill with William Sonyor, and [12] from seeing him carried to and from the church at his baptism as he went with the plough at Wolviston.
The jurors applied their seals.
Date: Durham Tuesday in the second week of Lent, i.e. Tuesday after Peter in cathedra, 2 Henry IV.
* 16 February was a Friday in that year; Shrove Tuesday, a traditional day for football (see the statement by [9]), was 6 February.
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f.ii.95r-v   [3 January 1413]
Pleas at Durham before Ralph Eure and his fellow justices of the bishop [of Durham], Tuesday after Circumcision 14 Henry IV.
Edward de Parco sought against William of Blakiston knight the manor of Blakiston that William son of Henry of Langton gave to Richard son of Richard de Parco and his wife Christiana and the heirs of their bodies and should have descended after the death of their son Richard to his son Edward, stating that Richard and Christiana were seised of the manor in the time of Thomas Hatfield bishop of Durham. William of Blakiston, by his attorney John of Guisborough, claimed to hold the manor for life by grant of William Gentleman and Richard Redmarshall chaplains who granted its reversion to William of Blakiston junior and his heirs by Katherine his wife, and failing that to the male heirs of his body and failing them to the heirs of William of Blakiston senior, stating that William of Blakiston junior had Nicholas by Katherine and died, leaving William holding for life with reversion to Nicholas, and called Nicholas in aid. The suit therefore held over until Nicholas should come of age.
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f.ii.95v   [17 April 1194]
{Confirmation, [by Richard I king of England], to William [I] king of Scotland, as received by his predecessors attending the English royal court, of 100s. a day while travelling outside Scotland to and from the court, and each day at court 30s., bread, wine, candles and spices, with the customary escort on the journey successively by the bishop of Durham, the archbishop of York, the bishop of Lincoln, and the sheriffs and barons of Northumberland, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, etc.}
[Date: Winchester 17 April 5 Richard I.]
Full text, with opening clause, witness-list and date, and also some variations (most notably the omission here of the words “de mandato nostro” in relation to attendance at the English court), printed, with translation, from a badly damaged original and earlier printed sources, E.L.G. Stones, Anglo-Scottish Relations 1174-1328, (Oxford 1970) p.18-23.
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f.ii.96r   18 August [1418]
Inquisition before Ralph Eure steward of the bishop [of Durham], with [the jurors] stating that William Blakiston knight died on Friday before Mark last [22 April] seised of the manor and vill of Coxhoe, except 4 messuages, 10 cottages, 24 bovates and 5½ acres of land and 4½ acres of meadow given by William to his son William and his wife Katherine and the heirs of their bodies, with the manor and vill worth £8 a year, but from whom held unknown; that he was seised of 53 acres and 3 acres of meadow in Carlton, held in chief of the bishop for military service and 5s. a year, and worth 10s. a year; that, except for a messuage and land called Chamberland, he was seised of the manor and vill of Blakiston, worth 40 marks a year, but from whom unknown; that he was seised of Chamberland, but from whom unknown; that at his death he held no other lands or tenements from the bishop or others in the county; and that Nicholas, the son of William's son William, is his nearer heir, aged 20.
Date: Auckland 18 August 13 Thomas [Langley].
Another version, before William Claxton escheator, on Loc.V:31, cf. f.i.73r-v above.
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f.ii.96r   5 June 1460
{Inquisition before Robert Rhodes, escheator and prior's bailiff or steward, with John Willy of Hebburn, John Golding of Wolviston, Robert Golding of the same, John Thorpe of the same, William Stere of the same, William Stere of Norton, Robert Belasis of Billingham, Richard Heighington of Ferryhill, Thomas Ferry of the same, Thomas Knot, William Weldon and John Tyndall stating that Nicholas Blakiston held from the prior of Durham the manor and vill of Blakiston, apart from one messuage and 80 acres once belonging to Simon Chaumer and called Chaumerland, for military service, fortnightly suit at the prior's court, ploughing with every plough of the vill for one day at the manor of Bewley, reaping there for one day by one man for each house with one meal provided, and 26s. 8d. a year to the prior of Durham's exchequer; that Nicholas held the messuage and 80 acres for military service, ploughing with one plough one day at Bewley and reaping there by one man, with one meal provided; that the manor and vill of Blakiston is worth 20 marks; that Nicholas died on 12 May last; and that William Blakiston, aged 40 or more, is Nicholas' son and nearer heir.
The jurors applied their seals.
Date: Durham 5 June 1460.}
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f.ii.96v
Beginning of statutes, crossed out.
As on f.ii.92r-94r.
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f.cr   [19th century]
Note of the Merton statutes and John Hedworth inquisition.
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f.cr   [19th century]
Contents of part i, on parchment applied to the paper page.
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f.cv-fv
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