Durham Cathedral Archive: Early Cartularies
Introduction
The Cartuarium Vetus and related material
Arrangement

Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD-Cart.Vet
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: Early Cartularies
Dates of creation: compiled between 1220 and 1230, with later additions
Extent: 1 cartulary (175ff. and inserts), 1 fragment and 1 [photostat of] fragment.
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: early cartularies produced by the Durham monastic administration
Language: Latin

The Cartuarium Vetus and related material

The Cartuarium Vetus, described in the rubric at the head of the text (now f 125r) as “liber Cartarum Privilegiorum Indulgentiarum confirmationum & transactionum Ecclesie Dunelmensis”, and largely compiled between about 1220 and about 1230, has a complicated history. It was apparently first conceived as twelve quires, each of ten leaves (ff 125-149, 154-158, 11-38, 41-89, 94-116: see quire-numbers and original catchwords); the original compilation was not complete before 1220, for it includes documents dated in that year (f 37v, a bull of Pope Honorius III, and f 158r, copy of 2.1.Archiep.15.). A list of contents was then drawn up on another quire of ten leaves (ff 1-10). The bifolium of Lytham charters (ff 170-171), copied in the original hand and intended for insertion between Quires VIII and IX (ff 62 & 63), was probably compiled after the list of contents, for there was only space for a summary entry instead of a list of items (f 4r). Four other documents in the original hand have entries added in the list of contents: one, falling in the middle of a section, can hardly be an addition (ff 136v-137v, 1r), but the last two charters in the Haliwarfolc section (ff 89r-v, 5v) and the last in the Northumbria section (ff 99v, 6r) probably were added, since there are blue initials in both cases where red should occur according to the original scheme of alternating colours for initials. One further instance of this discrepancy has been noticed: in the initials of two documents dated 1225 that were added in a variant of the original hand at the end of the Archbishops section (f 158v) and in fact continued on to the first of the four extra leaves which were removed before the fifteenth-century foliation was added (Durham Cathedral MS B.IV.26.ff 64-67); entries for the two documents were added to the list of contents (f 2r). The clause from a forged episcopal charter copied in the margin beside the version of the forgery in the original compilation (f 127r) was probably added at an early stage, for the hand is very similar to that of the two entries added in the list of contents already mentioned (f 5v), although the rubric for the clause is an addition.
The original scheme of decoration extended, at least in part, to the various additions mentioned. The red quire-numbers made no allowance for the biofolium of Lytham charters (ff 170-171), and "viii", the number of the quire it was to follow, appears in crayon at the foot of the verso of the second leaf. A red running-title is only found over one addition (f 158v), where it was perhaps added. On the other hand the alternating red and blue initials and the rubrics are indistinguishable in the bifolium of Lytham charters from those in the original compilation, but slight differences of colour and the lack of red initials where appropriate suggest that the other added items were taken into the original scheme after its completion (ff 89r-v, 99v, 158v), likewise the corresponding entries in the list of contents (ff 5v, 6r, 2r). In contrast these additions, with their entries in the list of contents, all appear to have been given their red numbers at the same time as the items in the original compilation; the Lytham charters, not being itemized in the list of contents, had no numbers. Thus it seems that the original decoration was in hand before the original compilation was augmented in any way, but that it continued and was extended until after the two documents of 1225 were copied (f 158v).
One problem remains. In an additional quire of eight leaves (ff 159-166) four bulls that follow copies of the 1225 re-issues of Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest are written in the original hand and have rubrics indistinguishable from those in the original compilation; presumably these rubrics were added, although none were provided for the two re-issues. These re-issues have coloured initials (ff 159r & 162v) flourished in a more sophisticated style than those of the original compilation; in this they resemble the initials of another additional quire of eight leaves (ff 117-124) which contains copies of transactions and has quite distinct rubrics, although “transactions” are mentioned in the rubric at the head of the original text (f 125r). Both the re-issues and the transactions are written in a variant of the original hand; they have no entries in the list of contents, and their original position cannot be established. A variant of the original hand also occurs in the copy of the agreement made in 1229 between the Bishop and the Convent of Durham, known as the Convenit (ff 149r-152r); two extra bifolia were provided in the middle of Quire II, at the end of the Bishops section, to accommodate this. Besides the hand the anomalous size of the quire, the lack of initial, rubric, running-title of number, and the slightly different size of the writing-frame on the later leaves confirm that the “Convenit” was not part of the original compilation, but was added. This is crucial, for it is unlikely that the addition of so important a document was long delayed after its execution in 1229, and so it is reasonable to conclude that the original compilation, incomplete in 1220, had been completed by about 1230.
The addition of material at the ends of the various sections of the Cartulary has already been mentioned; there was a good deal of space for this and the process continued steadily during the rest of the thirteenth century. Some additions were of a similar nature to the existing material, earliest perhaps the three charters concerning Yearhaugh at the end of the Transactions section (ff 122v-123r), for they precede a charter added in a variant of the original hand (f 123r); contemporary hands copied two other charters (ff 145v & 171v). Two documents concerning the release of the monks from excommunication (f 123v) were copied in the same hand as a grant issued between 1234 and 1244 by the Convent (f 90r), which is the first item in a quire of four leaves now found inserted between the Haliwarfolc and Northumbria sections (ff 90-93); this extra quire includes grants in favour of the monks in various hands (ff 90v-91r, 91v, 91v-92r, 92r, 92v & 93v), one of which copied other grants of similar date by the Convent, one at this point (f 91v), another appropriately found at the end of the Northumbria section (f 100r), and perhaps a third at the end of the Scottish section (f 116v). The mid-thirteenth century also saw the addition of material of a rather different kind, in the form of a list of pensions due from the Prior's Chamber (f 166v); this was drawn up in about the 1240's, with alterations and amendments made a little later (Mag William of Manfield, erased, occurs in 1248 (2.1.Pont.12), Reginald de Ponte Curvo in 1241 x 1249 (2.3.Spec.65.), and Thomas of Windsor in 1247 (2.1.Pont.17.); William of Middleton, added, was sheriff of Northumberland in 1257 (1.2.Reg.13.). These amendments were mostly embodied in a similar list (f 175v), which was itself succeeded by a third list to be found elsewhere and dated c.1265 x c.1272 (DAD p 87); the second list was entered beneath a break-down of the Convent's income from lands and churches which seems to be the oldest item on two extra bifolia (ff 167, 168, 174 & 175) now forming the outer leaves of the complex quire centred on the earlier bifolium of Lytham charters (ff 170-171), but this dating is a matter of palaeographic judgement, and may well be mistaken, as it is easier to suppose that these leaves were provided for the copies of episcopal charters made on half of both bifolia in or after 1252 (ff 167-168). Although entries were added to the list of contents (f 1v) for the Convenit, followed by the episcopal charters in question and finishing with a further episcopal charter, dated 1254, (3.2.Pont.5) of which there is now no copy in the Cartulary, the original location of the extra leaves is not clear: their insertion immediately after the Convenit at the end of the Bishops section would have meant putting them where sufficient blank space already existed to accommodate the copies and between leaves viii and ix, or ix and x, of a fourteen-leaf quire, and in any case there is no gap for them in the fifteenth-century foliation at this point. it is quite possible that the two bifolia formed a separate quire, or perhaps they centred on a third added bifolium (ff 172-173); the last episcopal charter (f 168v) would then have been followed by an item apparently in the same hand (f 172r), albeit concerned with the Prior of Durham's feudal dues in Scotland. Another physical addition was a slip (f 20*) now bound in, but to judge by the sewing-holes (f 20) originally a schedule; why this archiepiscopal charter of 1259 should have been placed in the middle of the papal bulls is mysterious. Nor is it easy to explain the selection of the blank leaf (f 124v) used for copies of three mid-thirteenth century summonses to parliaments, a letter concerning the Convenit, etc.
Additions continued during the late thirteenth century, but without any physical enlargement of the Cartulary; in the choice of space for the additions little regard was paid to the existing arrangement of the contents. As before there were grants bearing on the Convent's position (ff 9v, 37v-38r, 123r, 104v-105r, 135v, 172r-v) including two copies of king John's charter for the knights and free tenants of Haliwarfolk (ff 63r & 152r), but the proportion of other material was greater. As well as a grant at fee-farm, and an undertaking by the Convent in response to a grant (f 172v), there were copies of two corrodies and a note of a third (ff 10v, 175r), a memorandum of a pension first due in 1275, written in a hand found copying a document of 1275 (ff 174v; 10v & 125r), and a list of pensions, probably from about the 1280's (f 174v: Mag Reginald of Brandon occurs in 1283 (4.1.Archiep.3), Mag Adam of Filby died in 1287 (3.12.Pont.7.)), together with some obscure notes on other financial matters (FF 10v, 173r-v, 175r). Four items concern the bishop and the Convent's relationship with him during the 1270's (ff 10v, 174r-v, 174v). Material added at the turn of the century ranged from a second copy of the 1225 Charter of the Forest on an extra bifolium (ff 39r-40r), a grant of a rent (ff 92v-93r), two late thirteenth-century inquests on the fishery of Pool in the Tweed (f 124r), the prior's appointment of proctors for the bishop's court on a schedule (f 118vsch), to part of Bishop Bek's petition after the seizure of his liberty in 1293, on a slip now bound in (f 116*).
The fourteenth century saw a lull in additions to the Cartulary, but some effort was made to find appropriate places for those that were made. During the earlier part of the century one of the forged charters of William I was copied on a blank at the beginning of the Kings section (f 40v); a grant by the bishop clarifying the Convenit for the monks in the matter of courts was added in the first available space after the Convenit (ff 152v-153r), while an extract from the Valuation of Norwich is found on a separate leaf now bound in (f 176), and a memorandum concerning the taxation of the prior's churches in Scotland on a slip now sewn on as a schedule (f 168vsch). In the latter part of the century further items concerning the prior's court were added, all in one hand; one filled the space following the grant already copied after the Convenit (f 153r-v) and the other occupied a blank leaf elsewhere (f 55r-v). A note of the way in which the prior's rights over tenants in his borough should be defended was added in the margin beside the relevant part of the Convenit (f 151r), and a copy of an inquest taken in 1362 on land in Scotland is found on an otherwise blank bifolium (f 169r) which, with its return leaf cut away, now forms part of the composite quire at the end of the Cartulary.
The fifteenth century was marked by renewed activity; this was largely archival in nature and much of it was directed towards the papal bulls. One hand added a bull of Gregory IX at the end of the Popes section (f 38r), a charter of King John (f 56r) and a note of witnesses and date (f 54v); similar hands supplied witness-lists (ff 52v, 53r), dates (ff 28v, 26v, 31r, 33v), and a second charter of King John (f 54v). Another hand added a series of dates (ff 28r, 28v, 31r, 33v, 34r, 34v, 35r), and perhaps the opening of a bull (f 62v); one or two more provided witness-lists (ff 64v, 65r) and a note of an archbishop's dates (f 157r), a cross-reference (f158v), omissions (ff 152r, 165v, 166r) and a bull confirming another already in the text (ff 165v-166r). elsewhere an omission in the original compilation was rectified (f 155r). Almost all these additions were made in the margins around the appropriate items. A summary of evidence concerning the wood at Hemingbrough was fitted into a space (f 40r) near the royal charter for Hemingbrough, where a cross-reference was provided (f 42r). Various extracts relating to tithes were made on a slip, now bound in (between ff 33 & 34 and 37 & 38). It was also apparently during the fifteenth century that the Cartulary was partially foliated, while the original arrangement still obtained (ff 125-158, 11-60); why the foliation was not completed is unclear, but it was soon superseded.
The fifteenth century foliation serves to show that the quires originally numbered I-VIII were in that order then, with the added bifolium in Quire VI in its present place in the quire (ff 39 & 40). It is difficult to believe that the Cartulary was not bound at this stage, and there is a little evidence to confirm this view: the damage to the fore-edges of the added bifolium mentioned (ff 39 & 40) and the discoloration of the fore-edge of the first leaf of two added bifolia (ff 90-93) may have happened because these leaves stood proud, the binding preventing them being pushed further in. As the first copies on these two extra bifolia seem to have been made in the mid-thirteenth century, this suggests that the binding of the Cartulary took place shortly after its completion. This may have been done even before the Convenit was added in about 1230, as the edges of the extra leaves required for the latter part of this (ff 150-153) show signs of damage not wholly explicable on their present alignment; on the other hand the bifolium of Lytham charters (ff 170-171) added earlier appears to have been marked “viii” to show that it was to be bound in after Quire VIII. Where the extra quires containing Transactions and the 1225 re-issues of Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest (ff 117-124, 159-166) belonged in the original binding is not at all clear, if indeed they were included, and it remains an open question how most of the other added leaves were handled (ff 37*, 116*, 167-169, 172-176).
The original binding was replaced in the late Middle Ages; the catchword at the end of quire I (f 134v) was probably associated with this rebinding. This was presumably the occasion of the re-arrangement of the contents, for it would hardly have been done later; the aim of this seems to have been to harmonize the Cartulary with the existing arrangement of the original documents involved, but it fell far short because the order could only be disturbed where the end of one of the sections co-incided with the end of a quire, and there was only one instance of this, at the end of Quire III. It is likely, however, that this rebinding also afforded an opportunity for various added leaves to be gathered up with the bifolium of Lytham charters (ff 170-171) to form the last quire of the Cartulary, although it is just possible that this should be associated with the present binding. For this third binding letters were placed at the foot of the first leaf of each quire, and the parchment fly-leaf at the front of the Cartulary was stuck down on a paper leaf; it is to be dated before 11 October 1824, since parts of the inscription certifying the production of the Cartulary in the Exchequer on that day pass through holes in the parchment fly-leaf on to the paper beneath (f ivr).
The raison d'être of the Cartuarium Vetus has been touched upon in considering the fragments of the more grandiose cartulary compiled at about the same time (Misc. Ch. 7177 & Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Carte 177 ff 41 & 42). An answer to the problem raised by the production of two cartularies was suggested in terms of parallel functions in different parts of the Cathedral Priory: finding evidence for connecting the Cartuarium Vetus with the prior, it seems reasonable to connect the larger cartulary with the terrar, the monk responsible for administering the Convent's estates. Whether the Cartuarium Vetus was intended for the Prior's Chamber is another question; although the choice of material for the original compilation was not obviously made with this end in view, it would be difficult to argue that the material chosen speaks against such a purpose. The evidence of additions made during the thirteenth century is much clearer: there are the lists of pensions due from the Prior's Chamber drawn up in the mid-thirteenth century (ff 166v & 175v), the memorandum of a pension from the Prior's Exchequer and first due in 1275 as by the Prior's, not the Convent's, seal, and a list of payments "de Camera nostra" dating from about the 1280's (f 174v), while the mid-thirteenth century summonses to parliaments were directed to the prior (f 124v) and a thirteenth-century definition (f 172r) and a fourteenth-century inquest (f 169r) both concerned the prior's feudal dues in Scotland. It seems safe to conclude that the Cartuarium Vetus had found its way into the Prior's Chamber almost as soon as it was compiled, if not before.
It is more difficult to suggest when it found its present place with the main body of the monastery's records; this may not have happened until after the Dissolution. Although consultation of the convent's archive was presumably demanded by the supplying of omissions and perhaps the re-ordering of the contents that took place during the fifteenth century, it is difficult to see any good reason for taking the Cartuarium Vetus into that archive at that stage, as a new set of cartularies (Carts I, II & III) had just been compiled, and it certainly does not appear among the books to be found in the Chancery in 1421 (Reg II f 156v: Catalogi Veteres etc (SS 7) pp 123-124)
Once in Durham Cathedral Archive, the Cartuarium Vetus was apparently little disturbed; it was rebound and was once produced as evidence. Historians who used it in the earlier nineteenth century described it as the “Cartuar' parvum” (SD III p 392, RND No III); later the Rev William Greenwell, who did a great deal of work listing the muniments, used the term “Cartuarium Vetus” (FPD p lxxiii), and, although it is not established that it was known as such during the middle ages, this is the current reference, not “Parv. Cart.” or “Small Cartulary” (HduP No 5, cf p 316; GRC Davis: Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain (1958) p 39 No 326).

Accession details

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

Arrangement

The numbering system reflects the medieval organisation of the documents in boxes with four compartments: the first number is the compartment, the second the box, and the final one the number in the sequence (thus 3.2.Archiep.5 is the fifth document in the third compartment of the second box. The numbers were assigned in the Repertorium Magnum.
The documents are written on parchment unless otherwise stated.

Descriptive methods

The detailed description of the contents consists mainly of a guide to the originals from which the items were copies, or, where the word "as" is used, to better copies of them; the references are underlined and refer to the Archive unless otherwise stated. Only items for which no original or better copy has been found are calendared, but, although witness-lists are commonly omitted, such an omission has not been taken as grounds for preferring a later copy with the witness-list, nor is the omission noted; if possible, the calendar includes the reference under which the document was listed in the catalogues of the existing classes. Since items forming part of the original compilation are to be dated before about 1230, the entries for all added items are bracketed:- { }, followed by a note of the period at which the addition was made. As a convenient means of identification, printed copies of documents are cited, and the following abbreviations have been used for printed sources cited more than once:-
BC: K Major, “Blyborough Charters”, pp 203-219 in A Medieval Miscellany for Doris Mary Stenton (Pipe Roll Soc NS 36)
DAD: Durham Annals & Documents (SS 155)
DEC: Durham Episcopal Charters (SS 179)
EYC: W Farrer, Early Yorkshire Charters, I, II, III (1914-1916)
FPD: Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis (SS 58)
HDST: Historiae Dunelmensis Scriptores Tres (SS 9) Appendix
HduPG: V Scammell, Hugh du Puiset (1956) Appendix II
LPIC: R & Mary G Cheney, The Letters of Pope Innocent III (1967)
MStG: Memorials of St. Giles, Durham (SS 95)
PF: Charters etc. of the Priory of Finchale (SS 6)
PU II: W Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935)
RAB: Richard D'Aungerville of Bury (SS 119)
RND: J Raine, The History etc. of North Durham (1852) Appendix
RRAN: Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum I ed H W C Davis (1913), II ed C Johnson & H A Cronne (1956), III ed H A Cronne & R H C Davis (1968)
RWaGry: The Register of Walter Gray (SS 56)
SDIII: R Surtees, the History etc of the County palatine of Durham, III (1823)
SLIC: R Cheney & W H Semple, Selected Letters of Pope Innocent III (1953)
SS: Surtees Society volume

Catalogue

Cartuarium vetus
Extent: 3 paper leaves; 1 parchment on paper leaf; 175 leaves, 4 inserts, 2 schedules, parchment; 4 paper leavesDecoration: ff 1r-7v:-
Alternately red and blue 2-line initials to most sections; blue initials flourished in red, red initials in blue and red.
Alternately red and blue 1-line initials to each item.
Red running-titles, headings to sections, names of bishops etc., item-numbers.
All additions apparently included except entries (f 1v) for ff 149r-152r, 167r-168r etc, where original scheme copied save for item numbers.
ff 11r-37v, 41r-54v, l56r-62v, 63v-89v, 94r-99v, 100v-104v, 105v-116r, 125r-149r, 154r-158v, 170r-171v:-
Alternately (except ff 87v-89v, 99v, 158v, 170r-171v):-
Alternately (except ff 87v-89v, 99v, 158v) red and blue (except f 41r both) 3-line (except ff 139r, 140r, 141v 2-line) initials to each item; flourished in opposite colour (except ff 125r, 127r both), intermittently.
Red quire-numbers, running titles (except ff 94v-95r, 97v-99v, 104v, 107v-111r, 112r, 113v-115r, 170r-171v), item-headings (except ff 99v, 102r-v, 142r, 156r), item-numbers (except ff 11r-20v, 170r-171v).
f 40v:- red initial; capitals splashed in red.
ff 90r-92r, 100r:- red 2-line initials to items; red item-headings
ff 117r-122r:- alternately red and blue 3-line initials to items, flourished in both colours; red item-headings
f 122v:- alternately red and green 2-line initials to items, red initials flourished in green.
f 123v:- 1 red and 1 blue 2-line initial; red item-headings.
f 127r:- red addition to item-heading.
f 136r:- red cross-reference to f 117.
ff 159r & 162v:- 1 blue & 1 red 3-line initial; flourished as ff 117r-122r
ff 164v-165r:- penwork initials; red item-headings
ff 167r-168v:- red 1-line initials to items; red item-headings, and (f 168r) running title.

Script: Small early thirteenth century textura:-
ff 1r-7v, 11r-37v, 41r-54v, 56r,62v, 63v-89r, 94r-99v, 100v-104v, 105v-116r, 125r-149r, 154r-158r, 164v-166v, 170r-171v.
Variants:- ff 6r, 117r-122r, 123r, 149r-152r, 158v-164r
Binding: Modern, not later than 1824
Parchment, with inserted paper leaves
A negative microfilm is available at PGFilm 110
A positive microfilm is available at 5TCFilm 235

f.1r-7v .
List of contents to ff.125r-149r, {149r-152r, 167r-168v and as for 3.2.Pont.5.}, ff.154r-158r, {158v}, 11r-37v, 41r-54v, 56r-62v. {Note of contents of ff.170r-171v.} List of contents to ff.63v-89r, {89r-v}, 94r-99r, {99v}, 100v-104v, 105v-116r.
ff.8r-9r
blank.
f.9v
Added on blank:
   [Thirteenth century copy]
{4.2.Pont.2.}
Printed: FPD pp.182-183n
f.10r
blank.
f.10v
Added on blank:
    [Thirteenth century copy]
{ Memorandum, of petition, by Richard [of Claxton], prior of Durham, on behalf of the convent, to Robert of Holy Island, bishop [of Durham], to make his visitation of the chapter in due and customary form; the petition being re-iterated by the whole convent. 1277.
    [Thirteenth century copy]
{ Grant for life, by Richard [of Claxton], prior, and the convent of Durham, to Agnes of Swineshead of Boston, of a corrody for herself and her maid. [ 1273 x 1285 ]
    [Thirteenth century copy]
{Note of sums [?] spent on various properties of Durham Priory.
    [Thirteenth century copy]
{ Memorandum, of petition, by Richard [of Claxton], prior of Durham, to Robert (of Holy Island), bishop of Durham, for expenses incurred over the latter's election. ( 1275 :- date carried over to f.125r ).
f.11r-12v
As Durham Cathedral Library MS A.II.16 f.101v
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.2
Further copies: DCD 3.13.Pont.6, Cart.I.f.1r-v, Loc.IX:2 and (inspeximus) Loc.III:28.
f.12v-13r    22 April [1182 x 1183]
Confirmation, by Lucius [III], pope, to the prior and convent of St Cuthbert, one of the liberties of their churches, as in the documents of Thomas and Thurstan, archbishops of York; and taking into his protection their monastery and their persons with all their goods and possessions.
Cf Misc.Ch.7177 f.27r.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.29.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.223
f.13r-v
As Misc.Ch.7177 f.27r-v.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No 5
f.13v-14v    18 January 1126
Constitution, by Honorius [II], pope, to Algar, prior, and the monks in Durham, confirming the introduction of monks into the church of St Cuthbert by William [of St Calais], bishop of Durham, on the advice of William [I], king of England, Lanfranc, archbishop of Canterbury, and Thomas, archbishop of York, and on the command of Gregory VII, pope, as commended by Calixtus [II], pope [ Misc.Ch.7177 f. 27r-v ]; and confirming their goods and possessions.
Cf Misc.Ch.7177 f.27v.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.13.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.11
f.14v-15r
As Misc.Ch.7177 f.27r.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.82
f.15r-16v    24 March 1146
Constitution, by Eugenius [III], pope, to Roger, prior, and the brothers of Durham, taking into his protection the church of St Cuthbert, and decreeing that the monastic order according to the rule of St Benedict should always be kept there, and that their possessions should remain undiminished: their lands in the city of Durham and over the bridge with a garden, Elvet and the church of that vill, Staindrop and Staindropshire with the church, Burdon, Blakeston, with all lands, churches, woods, meadows, waters, mills and other rents between the Rivers Tees and Tyne ; beyond the River Tees, the church of Allerton, the church of Brompton with the chapel of Deighton and other chapels and lands, the church of Worsall, the church of [Kirby] Sigston, in York the churches of All Saints and little St Peter's with other lands and possessions there, the church of Holtby with 3 carrucates of land, the church of Skipwith with 2 bovates of land, the vill of Hemingbrough with its church, mill, waters, meadows and woods, 2 carrucates of land in Brackenholme with woods and waters, 1 carrucate of land in Grimsthorpe with its wood and water, the church of Howden with 1 carrucate or land, the chapel of Eastrington with land, the church of Welton, the church of Walkington, the church of Brantingham with the chapel of Ellerker and other chapels and lands, Hunsley and "Midehil", 2 carrucates and a mill in Drewton ; in Lincolnshire, 6 bovates of land at Cleatham, 7 bovates in Blyborough, 3 bovates of land with a mill, 16 acres of land and as many of meadow in Stainton, 1 tenement in Lincoln, 1 tenement in Torksey, at Stamford the church of St Mary by the bridge with 8 tenements, half a carrucate of land and meadow, and outside the borough the monastery of St Leonard's with 14 acres of land and 7 tenements; in Nottinghamshire, 2 carrucates of land with meadow in Gotham, 6 bovates of land in Costock, 5 carrucates of land and 2 mills with meadow in Normanton [upon Soar], 10 bovates of land in [Sutton] Bonnington, five and a half carrucates in Kingston [on Soar], 1 carrucate of land in Barton [in Fabis], the land of Algar the moneyer in Nottingham ; in Northumbria, Wallsend and Willington, 1 carrucate of land in Cramlington, a fishery in the River Tyne granted by Nicholas de Grenville, the church of Bedlington, the church of Holy Island with the chapels of Kyloe, Lowick, Ancroft and Tweedmouth, and all other chapels, lands and waters, Fenham, Ross, half Elwick, the island of Farne, the church of Norham with the chapel of Cornhill and other chapels, lands and waters; beyond the River Tweed, Coldingham with its church and Old Cambus, Lumsdaine, Renton, Reston, Swinewood, "Fardun", two Aytons, Prenderguest, Eyemouth, and with other lands, woods, waters, mills, tolls, wrecks and all customs and liberties as granted by King Edgar [Misc.Ch.555], the church of Berwick, the church of Fishwick with that vill, the church of Swinton with that vill, the church of Ednam with the chapel of Stichill and other chapels; all customs and liberties.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.14.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.51
f.16v-18v    3 February 1157
Constitution, by Adrian [IV], pope, to Absalom, prior, and the brothers of Durham, taking into his protection the church of St Cuthbert, and decreeing that the monastic order according to the rule of St Benedict should always be kept there, and that their possessions should remain undiminished: their lands in Durham and over the bridge with a garden and Elvet with the church of that vill and Shincliffe, Staindrop and Staindropshire with the church, Burdon and Blakeston, Billingham with the church of that vill, the vill of Cowpen [Bewley], the land of Wolviston, Barmpton, Skerningham, Ketton and Aycliffe with the church of that vill, Dalton [-le-Dale] with the church of that vill and Hesledon, Woodham, Ferryhill, the church of St John with its vill [of Kirk Merrington ] Merrington and the other Merrington, the church of [Bishop] Middleham with chapel(s) and lands Tursdale, the vill of Cocken, Pittington with the church of that vill and the other Pittington, Moorsley and Hardwick, Rainton and the other Rainton, Hesleden and the other Hesleden with the church of that vill, Dalton [again: recte Wearmouth ] with the church of that vill and the chapel of Hylton, Southwick, Fulwell, Westoe and Harton, Preston, Hedworth, Jarrow with its church and the fisheries of the Tyne, the church of St Hild [ South Shields ], Hebburn, Monkton, Heworth and the other Heworth, Follingsby, with all lands or churches between the Tees and the Tyne ; beyond the River Tees, the church of Allerton, the church of Mother Brompton with the chapel of Deighton and other chapels, the church of Worsall, the church of [Kirby] Sigston, in York the churches of All Saints and little St Peter's with other lands and possessions there and the church of Holy Trinity, the church of Holtby with 3 carrucates of land, the church of Skipwith with 2 bovates of land, the vill of Hemingbrough with its church, mill, waters, meadows and woods, 2 carrucates of land in Brackenholme with woods and waters, 1 carrucate of land in Grimsthorpe with its wood and water, the church of Howden with 1 carrucate of land the chapel of Eastrington, the church of Brantingham with the chapel of Ellerker and other chapels, lands and Hunsley and "Middelhil", land with the chapel of Eastrington, 2 carrucates and a mill in Drewton, the church of Welton, the church of Walkington, 4 carrucates of land in Everthorpe, 6 carrucates of land in Cave, fourteen and a half bovates in Brantingham, one and a half carrucates of land in "luchefeld" [ Yokefleet ], 2 carrucates of land in Cliffe, a mill in Appleton ; in Lincolnshire, 6 bovates of land at Cleatham, the church and 10 bovates or land in Blyborough, 3 bovates of land with a mill, 16 acres of land and as many of meadow in Stainton, the church of Kirby [on Bain] and 9 bovates of land from the lay fee with wood and meadow and the chapel of Birchwood, the church of Biscathorpe and a mill in that vill, and tithe from Wispington, 2 tenements in Lincoln, 1 tenement in Torksey, at Stamford the church of St Mary by the bridge with 14 tenements, half a carrucate of land and meadow, and outside the borough the monastery of St Leonards and half a bovate of land in Rippingale and the lesser church of St Mary; in Nottinghamshire, 2 carrucates with meadow at Gotham, 6 bovates of land with meadow in Costock, the church and 5 carrucates of land with meadow and 2 mills in Normanton [on Soar], 10 bovates of land with meadow in [Sutton] Bonnington, five and a half carrucates of land in Kingston [on Soar], 1 carrucate of land with meadow in Barton [in Fabis], the land of Oincar the moneyer and 2 tenements given by Azur son of Alfag in Nottingham, near Ripon 1 carrucate of land: Nunwick Thorns ; in Northumbria, Wallsend and Willington, 1 carrucate of land in Cramlington, a fishery in the River Tyne granted by Nicholas de Grenville, the church of Bedlington with the chapel of Cambois saving the agreement between Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham, and the monks, the island of Farne, the church of Holy Island with the chapels of Kyloe, Lowick, Tweedmouth and Ancroft and lands and waters, Fenham, half Elwick, the church of Ellingham, the church of Norham with the chapel of Cornhill and other chapels, lands and waters, the vill of Shoreswood, the vill of Heatherslaw ; beyond the River Tweed, Coldingham with its church and Old Cambus with the church and the Lumsdaines, Renton, Greenwood, two Restons, Auckencraw, Swinewood, two Aytons with mills and port, Prenderguest with a mill, two Lambertons with the church, the church of Berwick with the tithes of the nuns of that vill, Fishwick with the church, Paxton, Nisbet with a mill, Edrom and the church of that vill with all its chapels, two Swintons with the church, the church of Ednam with the chapel of Stichill, with lands, waters, woods, mills, tolls, wrecks, and all customs and liberties as granted by King Edgar and confirmed by Kings Alexander [I] and David [I]; all customs and liberties; in the free election by them [with the archdeacons: erased] of the Bishop of Durham the Priory of Durham to have the first voice according to ancient and reasonable custom; affirming that the Prior of Durham should have first place after the Bishop of Durham, at the Bishop's right hand; decreeing that they should have free possession of the benefice of all their churches, as granted by H[ugh of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham; that they should hold the church of Coldingham and all their land beyond the Tweed quit in conveth or other things according to the grants of the Kings of Scotland; and that the placing and removal of the monks of St Cuthbert at Coldingham, both the prior and the others, should be under the power of the church of Durham.
Original (now missing): 4.1.Pap.7 or 8.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.94
Original version: (latter part of original) Cambridge, Corpus Christi College - MS 627 (formerly Muniment drawer 31 n 88)
f.18v-19r    4 July [1186 x 1187]
Confirmation, by Urban [III], pope, to the Prior of Durham, of the liberty granted by the Bishop of Durham to him and his church; and grant of an indult that they should have free disposal and institution of their churches with the advice of the chapter on the death of the parsons.
Original (now missing): 2.1.Pap.1.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.245
f.19r-20v    12 August 1186
Constitution, by Urban [III], pope, to German, prior, and the monks of Durham, taking into his protection the church of Durham, and decreeing that the monastic order according to the rule of St Benedict should always be kept there, and that their possessions should remain undiminished: the church of St Cuthbert of Durham, the church of Elvet, the churches of Pittington, St John [of Kirk Merrington], Aycliffe, Billingham, Hesleden, [Bishop] Middleham, the churches of [Monk] Wearmouth, Jarrow, Westoe, Bedlington, the church of Holy Island with its chapels of Tweedmouth, Ancroft and Kyloe, the church of Norham with the chapel of Cornhill, the church of Coldingham, the churches of Berwick, Fishwick, Ednam, Edrom, [Old] Cambus, Lamberton, Earlston, and Smailholm, the churches of Allerton, Brompton, Howden, Brantingham, Welton, Hemingbrough, Skipwith, the cell of St Leonard of Stamford and the church of St Mary in that vill with another church, the churches of Bywell [St Peter] and Edlingham, the church of Blyborough with other churches in Lindsey ; the part of Durham held beyond the bridge, the vills of Elvet and Shincliffe, two Pittingtons, two Raintons, Ferryhill, Merrington, Aycliffe, Ketton, two Hesledens, Billingham, Wolviston with adjacent lands, [Monk] Wearmouth, Fulwell, Jarrow, Monkton, Westoe, [two] Heworths, Wallsend, Fenham ; no tithes to be demanded of lands newly tilled by them or from the young of their animals; clerks or laymen to be received for profession and retained without contradiction; prohibiting any of their professed brethren to remove to a stricter Order without his prior's licence; forbidding the imposition of any new or undue exaction, suspension, or sentence of excommunication or interdict on them or the brethren in their cells without good cause; prohibiting the building of any church or oratory in their parishes without their assent and that of the diocesan bishop; the divine office to be celebrated by them and the brethren in their cells behind closed doors during general interdict; decreeing the right of burial of their church to be free from hindrance for those wanting it; no bishop or prior to be put at their head by guile or force, but by the election of the brethren or their "sanior pars"; decreeing that any liberty or immunity or special indult granted by his predecessors, or confirmed by their bishops, or granted by Kings of England or other princes should stand firm; prohibiting any rapine, arson, capture, killing or violence within the bounds of their buildings.
Original (now missing): 2.1.Pap.3.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.238
Printed: HDST No.XXXIX
[Slip inserted between ff.20 & 21]
As 4.1.Finc.10.
Printed: PF p 66, from Cart III}
f.20v-21r    16 April [1186 x 1187]
Confirmation, by Urban [III], pope, to the prior and brothers of Durham, of the immunity from claim, custom, cain, conveth, and all service granted to the church of Coldingham with their other churches and chapels in the diocese of St Andrews by Robert, bishop of St Andrews, in the presence of David [I], king of Scots, Thurstan, archbishop of York, Ranulf [Flambard], bishop of Durham, John, bishop of Glasgow, and G[eoffrey], abbot of St Albans [Misc.Ch.1298], as by Alexander [III], pope [as in Misc.Ch. 1227 cf f.27v below].
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935)No 241
f.21r    19 July [1160 x 1176]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to the prior and monks of Durham, of disposal of the income of the churches of Allerton and Norham; and prohibition of any grant by them of the church of Howden to any layman, particularly Roger son of Robert.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.21.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.148.
f.21r-v    (12 May) [1176]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to H[ugh of Le Puiset], bishop, G[ermanus], prior, and the brothers of Durham, of the churches of Bywell [St Peter] and Edlingham, granted to them by the abbot and brothers of St Albans for the renunciation of their claim to the church of Tynemouth [2.2.Spec.15.] by the agreement made before Roger, bishop of Worcester, and Mag John of Salisbury [cf 1.3.Pont.9.], to whom, with the Dean of York, the Pope had committed the case.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.24.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.158
Another copy: DCD Cart. II, f.40r-v.
f.21v-22r    25 July [1160 x 1176]
Protection, by Alexander [III], pope, to the prior and brothers of Durham, of their monastery with all its goods; decreeing that they should not be subject without good cause to excommunication, nor their monastery to interdict; their choice of clerks for their parish churches to be unimpeded; and grant of an indult that they might, with the churches of Norham, Allerton, Howden, [Monk] Hesleden, Elvet, [Bishop] Middleham, Aycliffe and Pittington for feeding the poor and entertaining guests; and that they should have free appeal to the apostolic see.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.20.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.149.
f.22r-v    (28 May) [1171 x 1181]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to the prior and brothers of Durham, of the churches of Norham, [Monk] Hesleden, St John [Merrington] and Allerton, with the chapel of Worsall, for the use of their refectory.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.23.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.212.
f.22v-23r    (23 March) [1171 x 1181]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to Germanus, prior, and the brothers of Durham, of the chapel of Earlston as adjudged by papal judges delegate [Misc.Ch.1330]; and granting an indult that they should have free disposal of their churches on the death of the parsons, with the diocesan bishop's assent, and devote the revenues to the good of their church.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.15.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.208.
f.23r    (29 May) [1163]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to Germanus, prior, and the brothers of St Cuthbert's church, of the church of Allerton for their refectory, as decreed by the common council of themselves and Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.22.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.111.
f.23r    (8 August) [1164]
Indult, by Alexander [III], pope, to Germanus, prior of Durham, that he should have free disposal and institution of his churches with the advice of his chapter on the death of the parsons.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.17.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.119.
f.23r-v
As Misc.Ch.7177 f.34r.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.193.
f.23v-24r
As Misc.Ch.7177 f.34r.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.124.
f.24r
As Misc.Ch.7177 f.34r-v.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.120.
f.24r-26v    (15 October 1162)
Constitution, by Alexander [III], pope, to Thomas, prior of Durham and his brothers, following Calixtus [II], Eugenius [III], Adrian [IV], popes [cf Misc.Ch.7177 f.27r-v ; f.15r-16v above ; f.16v-18v above ], in the same terms as f.16v-18v above, except:-
omitting: 4 carrucates of land in Everthorpe, 6 carrucates of land in Cave
overlooking (cf Cart I f.4r): the church of the vill of Pittington and the other Pittington;
3 bovates of land in Stainton
church of Holy Trinity, York
substituting for a mill in Appleton : the tithe of a mill in Appleton
interjecting: granting to the prior all known dignities of his predecessors
adding: confirming the liberties restored to them by Ranulf [Flambard], bishop of Durham, and his grant to them of free disposal of all their things [2.1.Pont.1.].
Cf Misc.Ch.7177 f.34v.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.18.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.107.
26v     [Fifteenth century note]
Added in margin: {Date of preceding item.
f.26v    [1162 x 1181]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to G[ermanus], prior, and the brothers of St Cuthbert, of the church of Edrom with the chapel of Earlston.
Date:.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.206.
f.26v-27r    [1159 x 1181]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to the prior and brothers of Durham, of the freedom from cain and conveth and all exactions of bishops, archdeacons and deans, granted by Ro[bert], bishop of St Andrews, to the church of Coldingham and their other churches and chapels in his diocese.
[Misc.Ch.1298].
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.202.
f.27r    [1159 x 1181]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to the prior and monks of Durham, of the churches of Berwick with their chapels.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.203.
f.27r-v
As Misc.Ch.7177 f.34r.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.204.
f.27v
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, as in Misc.Ch.1227.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.165.
f.28r    [1159 x 1181]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to the prior and monks of Coldingham, of the vill of Swinton granted by Alexander [I], king of Scots, on the day of the dedication of their church.
[Cf Misc.Chs. 556, 562 & 563].
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No 205.
f.28r    (23 February 1195)
Confirmation, by Celestine [III], pope, to the prior and brothers of Durham, of the church of Carleton in the soke of Costessey in the diocese of Norwich.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.3.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.272.
    [Fifteenth century]
Added in margin: {Year of preceding item.
f.28r-v    (2 May 1197)
Confirmation, by Celestine [III], pope, to the prior and Convent of Durham, of the churches of Rowley, Branxton and Normanton [on Soar], granted by William of Howden, R[alph] son of Gilbert [1.2.Spec.5.] and R[ichard] de Estona.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.6.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.284.
28v     [Fifteenth century]
Added in margin: {Year of preceding item.
f.28v    (30 April 1196)
Confirmation, by Celestine [III], pope, to the prior and monks of Durham, of the vill of Newton.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.4.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.277.
    [Fifteenth century]
Added in margin: {Year of preceding item.
f.28v-31r    (16 May 1196)
Constitution, by Celestine [III], pope, to the prior of Durham and his brothers, taking into his protection the church of Durham, and decreeing that the monastic order according to the rule of St Benedict should always be kept there, and that their possessions should remain undiminished: the place where that church is situated, their lands in Durham and the land and wood on the west of Durham beyond the River Wear as far as the River Browney and the vill with a garden on that side of the Wear, Elvet with wood and the church and the chapels of Croxdale and of Witton [Gilbert] and with the new borough of Elvethaugh, Shincliffe with wood, two Merring{Rain}tons, Moorsley, Cocken, the hermitage of Finchale, Pittington with the church, the other Pittington, Dalton [le Dale], Hesledon, Hesleden with the church and the chapels of [Castle] Eden and Hardwick [iuxta mare] and their land in Hartlepool, Ferryhill, the church of St John with its vill of [Kirk Merrington], two H{M}erringtons, the church of [Bishop] Middleham, Muggleswick, Aycliffe with the church and the chapel of Ketton, Ketton, Woodham, the church of Heighington, Barmpton, Skerningham, Burdon, the vill of Newton, Staindrop with the church, Staindropshire, Blakeston, Billingham with the church and the chapel of Wolviston, Wolviston, Cowpen [Bewley] ; in "Werhale", the wood of Heworth as the Mereburn runs into the Tyne towards the sea, the fisheries on that side towards the sea, Heworth and the other Heworth, Hebburn, Hedworth, Follingsby, Monkton, Preston, Simonside, Jarrow with the church and the chapels of Wallsend and Heworth, the church of St Hild [ South Shields ], Westoe, Harton, [Monk] Wearmouth with the church and the chapel of Hylton, Southwick and Fulwell with the fisheries on that side of the water; in Northumbria, the church of Norham with land adjacent in that vill and with the chapel of Cornhill, the vill of Shoreswood and the land between Norham and Shoreswood called "Witerig" with the turbary of that vill of Shoreswood, the west part of the vill of Holy Island and the church with the chapels of Lowick, Ancroft, Kyloe, Tweedmouth and Fenham, the vill of Fenham, their land in Elwick, Heatherslaw and 1 carrucate of land in Bowsden and the church of Branxton, the church of Edlingham with the chapel of Bolton, the church of Bywell [St Peter], the church of Ellingham with the chapel of Charlton, the church of Bedlington with adjacent land and with the church of Cambois, Willington, Wallsend with its chapel and fisheries, their land in Cramlington ; beyond the River Tees, the church of Allerton with adjacent land, the church of Mother Brompton, the chapel of Deighton, the church of Worsall, the church of [Kirby] Sigston, the vill of Hemingbrough with the church and mill, 2 carrucates of land in Brackenholme with woods and waters, 1 carrucate of land in Grimsthorpe with wood and water, the church of Skipwith with 2 bovates of land, the church of Howden with 1 carrucate of land in that vill and with the chapel of Eastrington, the church of Ellerker [sic], Brantingham with the chapels of Ellerker, of Blacktoft and of Hunsley, and "Middelhil", the church of Welton, the church of Walkington, in York the churches of All Saints, St Peter, Holy Trinity with their lands and other possessions there, the church of Holtby with 3 carrucates of land, 4 carrucates of land in Everthorpe, 6 carrucates of land in Cave, fourteen and a half bovates in Brantingham, one and a half carrucates in "luchefeld" [ Yokefleet ], 2 carrucates in Cliffe, 1 mill in Appleton, 2 carrucates and 1 mill in Drewton ; in Lincoln the land that was Ulfget's and the land granted by Humfrey with his nephew, 2 bovates at Cleatham the church and 10 bovates of land in Blyborough, 3 bovates of land with 1 mill and 16 acres of land and as many of meadow in Stainton ; in the bishopric of Lincoln, the church of Kirkby [on Bain] with the chapel of Birchwood and 9 bovates of land from the lay fee with wood and meadow, the church of Biscathorpe and a mill in that vill and its tithes of Wispington, 1 tenement in Torksey, at Stamford the church of St Mary at the bridge with 8 tenement and one half carrucate of land with adjacent meadow, outside the borough the monastery of St Leonard's with one half bovate of land in Rippingale and the lesser church of St Mary; in Nottinghamshire, 2 carrucates of land with meadow at Gotham ; 6 bovates of land with meadow in Costock, [the church and 5 carrucates of land with meadow and 2 mills in Normanton [on Soar], 5 bovates of land with meadow in [Sutton] Bonnington (apparently overlooked: cf Cart I f 8r) five and a half bovates in Kingston [on Soar], 1 carrucate of land with meadow in Barton [in Fabis], the land of Oincar, son of Alnoth the moneyer, and 2 tenements granted by Azur son of Ulfag in Nottingham, 1 carrucate of land called Nunwick Thorns, and the vill of Newton ; no tithes to be demanded of lands newly tilled by them or from the young of their animals; clerks or laymen to be received for profession and retained without contradiction; prohibiting any of their professed brethren to remove to a stricter Order without his prior's licence; decreeing, as established by Gregory VII, pope, that the monks of Durham should have free election of a prior from their congregation; granting an indult to him of the right hand of the bishop, first place and honour after the bishop and in the church of Durham the abbot's seat in the choir, and all offices and rights of an abbot over the monks and their possessions; granting the office of archdeacon over their churches and the clerks of them in the bishopric of Durham; affirming the prior and monks of Durham to be free from the injustices and grievances of bishops; inhibiting sentence of excommunication or interdict on them or their churches without good cause; in their parish-churches to have their own priests; decreeing the right of burial of their church to be free from hindrance for those wanting it; no bishop or prior to be put at their head by guile or force, but by the election of the brethren or their "maior et sanior pars"; approving their liberties, immunities and customs..
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.1.
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.278.
f.31r     [Fifteenth century]
Added in margin: {Year of preceding item.
f.31r    [1196 x 1197]
Confirmation, by Celestine [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of their agreement with the bishop-elect of St Andrews over the exaction of procurations.
[Cf Misc.Ch.1309].
Printed: W. Holtzmann, Papsturkunden in England, 2 (1935) No.292.
    [Fifteenth century]
Added in margin: {Year of preceding item.
f.31r-33v    (17 March 1201)
Constitution, by Innocent [III], pope, to the prior of Durham and his brothers, following Celestine [III], pope [Cf ff 28v-31r above], in the same terms as ff. 28v-31r above, except:-
omitting, under Durham : with a garden; the other Heworth ; under Stamford: ½ carrucate of land with adjacent meadow.
including: the church and 5 carrucates of land with meadow and two mills in Normanton [on Soar], 5 bovates of land with meadow in [Sutton] Bonnington.
amending "the church of Ellerker, Brantingham": the church of Brantingham.
substituting for the clauses concerning free election of the prior and his rights as abbot and archdeacon: confirming the grant by William [of St Calais], bishop of Durham, at the command of Gregory VII, pope, to the priors of Durham of the liberties, dignities and honours of an abbot.
interjecting: the church of Ednam and their other churches in the bishopric of St Andrews with liberties as in the document of Roger, bishop of St Andrews; and, after "the church of Branxton": according to the charter of the grantor, Richard son of Roger.
Cf LPI No.299.
Original (now missing): 3.1.Pap.1.
f.33v     [Fifteenth century]
Added in space: {Year of preceding item.
f.33v    (4 June 1199)
Confirmation, by Innocent [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the church of Branxton.
Original (now missing): 3.1.Pap.12.
Printed: LPI No.132
    [Fifteenth century]
Added in space: Year of preceding item.
f.33v   (23 April 1199)
Confirmation, by Innocent [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the church of Ellingham, granted to them by Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham [3.1.Pont.11.], and by R[alph] de Gaugy, its founder [4.2.Spec.1. & 2.].
Added in margin [Fifteenth century]: Year of preceding item.
Original (now missing): 3.1.Pap.9.
Printed: LPI No.103
Slip inserted between f.33 & 34
See between ff.37 & 38.
f.33v-34r
3.1.Pap.8.
Added in margin [Fifteenth century]: Year of item.
Printed: LPI No.102
f.34r-v    (22 April 1200)
Confirmation, by Innocent [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the agreement settling their dispute with the prior and convent and S[tephen], canon, of Guisborough, over the chapels of Deighton and Worsall, the lands of Haswell, Wingate and Baxterford, a rent of 10 marks in the chapel of [Castle] Eden, and the surrender of documents, reached by the mediation of the abbot of Meaux, the prior of Newburgh and the precentor of York, papal judges delegate in that case [2.1.Ebor.8.].
Date:.
Added in margin [Fifteenth century]: Year of item.
Original (now missing): 3.1.Pap.6.
Printed: LPI No. 216
f.34v    [22 May 1214]
Confirmation, by Innocent [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the liberties, immunities and customs granted and confirmed by William, bishop of Durham, and H[ugh of Le Puiset], his successor.
Date: Rome St Peter's 11 Kal. June Pont.14.
Added in margin [Fifteenth century]: Year of item.
Original (now missing): 3.1.Pap.3. "duplicate"
Other copies: DCD Cart.I, f.31r; Cart.III, f.88v & 162v; 1.1.Arch.Northumb.6; 2.2.Arch.Dunelm.19; 3.3.Pont.7; Loc.XXXVII:107.
Calendar (p.162) and printed (p.269): Letters of Pope Innocent III concerning England and Wales, ed C.R. Cheney and M. Cheney (Oxford 1967), no.973.
f.34v-35r    [22 May 1214]
Confirmation, by Innocent [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the liberties and immunities granted by J[ohn], king of England, and his predecessors.
Date: Rome St Peter's, 11 Kal. June Pont.17.
Added in margin [Fifteenth century]: Year of item.
Original (now missing): 3.1.Pap.3.
Another copy: DCD Cart.I, f.i.9v.
Calendar (p.161) and printed (p.269): Letters of Pope Innocent III concerning England and Wales, ed C.R. Cheney and M. Cheney (Oxford 1967), no.972.
f.35r    6 April 1199
Confirmation, by Innocent [III], pope, to the prior and monks of Durham, of the ancient liberties and immunities and reasonable customs granted by previous popes and by bishops of Durham.
Original (now missing): 3.1.Pap.3. "triplicate"
Printed: LPI No 100
f.35r    13 December 1207
Inhibition, by Innocent [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, that no archbishop or bishop should place them or their churches under sentence of excommunication or interdict without good cause.
Cf LPI No 774.
Original (now missing): 3.1.Pap.2.
f.35v-36r    2 May 1217
Protection, by Honorius [III], pope, to the prior and brothers of Durham following Alexander [III], pope [Cf ff 21v-22r above], in the same terms as ff.21v-22r above.
Original (now missing): 2.1.Pap.12.
f.36r    13 May 1217.
Confirmation, by Honorius [III], pope, to the prior and chapter of Durham, of the agreement between them and the church of Coldingham, and the bishop of St Andrews with his chapter's assent, over procurations, institutions and visitations of their churches [Misc.Ch.1301 & 1308].
f.36r-v    4 May 1217
Confirmation, by Honorius [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the churches of Aycliffe, Pittington, Branxton and "hedereyngham" [Edlingham; rubric has Edrom] with all their goods, and of the ancient liberties and immunities and reasonable customs of the church of Durham and their other goods.
Original (now missing): 2.1.Pap.20.
f.36v    13 May 1217
Inhibition, by Honorius [III], pope, to the prior and chapter of Durham, that no new church or oratory should be built within the bounds of their parishes without their consent and that of the diocesan bishop.
Original (now missing): 2.1.Pap.10.
Printed: HDST No.L
f.36v-37r    11 April 1218
Inhibition (Confirmation: Cart III f.155r-v), by Honorius [III] pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, confirming the churches of Aycliffe and Pittington, granted to them by R[ichard Marsh], bishop of Durham, for feeding the poor and entertaining guests [2.2.Pont.2.].
Date:.
Original (now missing): 2.1.Pap.7.
f.37r    11 April 1218
Confirmation, by Honorius [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the dignities and liberties granted to them by T[homas] and T[hurstan], archbishops of York.
Original (now missing): 2.1.Pap.11.
f.37r-v    5 November 1219
Protection, by Honorius [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of their persons with all their goods; and confirmation of the church of Dalton [le Dale].
Original (now missing): 2.1.Pap.19.
Also in DCD Cart.II f.127r, Cart.III f.156v, Cham.Cart. f.4r.
f.37v    4 August 1220
Protection, by Honorius [III], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of their persons and their church with all their goods; and confirmation of their [lands, possessions: erasure, cf Cart I f.10r] rents and other goods, as in the documents of W[illiam] and R[ichard Marsh], their bishops.
Original (now missing): 2.1.Pap.9.
f.37v-38r
Added on blank:
   15 Kal May 6 [Alexander IV] [17 April 1260]
{ Inhibition, by Alexander [IV], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, that none should presume against the papal privileges exempting them from demands for tithes from the increase of their animals by demanding tithes from the wool, milk and lambs of their animals on hired or other pasture.
Date: Anagni. [Thirteenth century]
Original (now missing): 4.1.Pap.22.}
Slip inserted between f.37 & 38 and f.33 & 34
dorse    [Fourteenth century]
Theological note, including reference to Christ's Ascension:- Acts 1:9.
face
As f.34v above.
Printed: LPI No.973
face
Extract from f 19v above, concerning tithes on the increase of their animals.
Printed: PU II No.238
face
Extract from 3.1.Pont.1., concerning exemption from the exactions of bishops, archdeacons, and all officials, and from tithes from their demesnes, the increase of animals and newly tilled lands in the Bishopric [of Durham].
Printed: HduP No.10
face    [Fifteenth century]
Extract from f 38r above of the substance of the inhibition.
f.38r-v
Added on blank:
    [Fifteenth century copy]
{ 2.1.Pap.27.
{f.39 & 40
inserted bifolium:
f.39r-40r    [c.1300]
{ 1.2.Reg.5. ( Charter of the Forest, 1225 )
f.40r     [Fifteenth century]
Added on blank: {Summary of evidence in 2.5.Pont.2. for the bounds of the Prior's wood of Hemingbrough. 1228. Cf FPD pp.256-260.
f.40v     [Fourteenth century copy]
Added on blank: { 1.1.Reg.1.
f.41r-v
1.1.Reg.2b.
Printed: FPD pp lxxii-lxxiii; cf RRAN I No.195
f.41v-42r
[Spurious] confirmation by William [I] as in 3.4.Reg.6.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Reg.3.
Printed: FPD pp.lxxiii-lxxiv; cf RRAN I No.281
f.42r     [Fifteenth century]
Added at foot: {Cross-reference to summary of evidence on f. 40r above.
f.42r-v
1.1.Reg.9.
f.42v-43r
As 1.1.Reg.17.(1)
Printed: FPD pp.lxxxii-lxxxiii; cf RRAN I No.349
f.43r    [1096 x 1097]
Precept, by William [II], king of England, to Thomas, archbishop [of York], R., bishop, etc., that the monks of St Cuthbert and their men should not be impleaded for possessions of which they were seised on the death of William [of St Calais], bishop of Durham, but hold them with sake and soke, toll and team, and infangthief and all customs; that they should be reseised of any disseisins since the Bishop's death, and that those responsible should make amends for infringement of his peace.
Witnesses: Walkelin, bishop [of Winchester]; William [Giffard], chancellor
Printed: Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum I 1066-1100, ed H.W.C. Davis (Oxford 1913) no.396 and App. no.LXVI.
f.43r
Precept by William [II] as in 4.5.Reg.4*.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Reg.5.
Printed: Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum I 1066-1100, ed H.W.C. Davis (Oxford 1913) no.480 and App. no.XCI
f.43r-v
1.1.Reg.7.
f.43v
1.1.Reg.4.
f.43v   [1096 x 1099]
Precept, by William [II], king of England, to O., clerk of Lincoln, that Turgot, prior, and the monks of St Cuthbert should hold all their lands, customs, etc., as at the death of William [of St Calais], bishop of Durham; with subsequent encroachments restored.
Witnesses: W[illiam Giffard], chancellor; E., chaplain; Odo, steward; Ro[ger] Bigod
Original (now missing): 1.1.Reg.6.
Another copy: DCD Cart. I f.46r.
Printed: HDST No.XV; Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum I 1066-1100, ed H.W.C. Davis (Oxford 1913) no.426.
f.43v   [1086 x 1100]
Notification, by William [I or II], king of England, to T[homas], archbishop [of York], William Peveral and all of Nottinghamshire, of his confirmation to the monks of St Cuthbert of four and a half carrucates of land and 2 mills in Normanton [on Soar], 10 bovates of land in [Sutton] Bonnington, the land of Alfgar Cida and Ulkil his brother in Kingston [on Soar] and Barton [in Fabis], the land of Godric son of Fredergist in Gotham and Costock, and the land of Oincar son of Alnoth of Nottingham, with sake and soke, toll and team and infangthief.
Printed: Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum I 1066-1100, ed H.W.C. Davis (Oxford 1913) no.438 and App. no.LXXXIII.
f.43v-44v
2.1.Reg.4a.
Printed: Cf RRAN II No.1574
f.44v
Clause from 2.1.Reg.4b. not in 2.1.Reg.4a.
f.44v-45r
2.1.Reg.1.
Printed: DEC No.4b; cf RRAN II No.778
f.45r-v   [August 1105 x August 1106]
Spurious grant by King Henry I of lands in Nottinghamshire to St Cuthbert and his monks at Durham.
Date: Winchester, 6 [Henry I].
Later copy: DCD 1.4.Ebor.16.
Printed: H.S. Offler ed., Durham Episcopal Charters 1071-1152, (Surtees Society 179, 1968), p.25.
f.45v
2.1.Reg.5.
Printed: RRAN II No.LXIV, & cf No.918
f.45v-46r
2.1.Reg.12.
Printed: FPD p.145n; cf RRAN II No.1586
f.46r
1.2.Reg.11.
Printed: HDST No.XXIV; cf RRAN II No.1355
f.46r
2.1.Reg.17.
Printed: EYC III No.1894; cf RRAN II No.505
f.46r-v
2.1.Reg.7.
Printed: HDST No.XXIII; cf RRAN II No.660
f.46v
2.1.Reg.9.
Printed: FPD p.152n; cf RRAN II No.1705
f.46v
3.1.Reg.10.
Printed: HDST No.XXXIII
f.46v-47r
2.1.Reg.3.
Printed: RRAN II No.XCVI, & cf No.1109
f.47r
2.1.Reg.10.
Printed: FPD p 145n; cf RRAN II No.1604
f.47r-v
2.1.Reg.8.
Printed: Cf RRAN II No.768
f.47v
2.1.Reg.14.
Printed: Cf RRAN II No.504
f.47v
2.1.Reg.11.
Printed: EYC III No.1893; cf RRAN II No.503
f.47v
3.1.Reg.4.
Printed: HDST No.XXX
f.47v-48r   [1154 x 1189]
Confirmation, by Henry [II], king of England, to the prior and monks of St Cuthbert, of all liberties and customs granted by English kings at the petition of William, bishop of Durham, as in king William [I]'s charter, that they should have free disposal of all their lands and churches, and all other dignities and liberties granted by Bishop William; taking them and all their possessions under his protection.
f.48r
As 3.1.Reg.25.(2)
f.48r-v
3.1.Reg.6.
Printed: cf RRAN II No.502
f.48v-50r
3.1.Reg.1.
Printed: FPD pp lxxxiii-lxxxvi
50r
1.1.Reg.14.
Printed: RRAN III No.256
50r-v
1.1.Reg.13.
Printed: RRAN III No.255
50v
1.4.Ebor.3.
Printed: RRAN III No.835
50v-51r   [1189 x 1195]
Confirmation, by Richard [I], king of England, to Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham, of the land of Newton handed over by Bernard de Balliol in the royal court for the land of Westwick in dispute between them; and of the rest of that land, land in Newhouse and a mill, similarly handed over by Eustace de Heliscort.
51r-52v
Confirmation, by Richard [I], king of England, as in 2.3.Reg.3.
Cf Cal. Charter Rolls iv 323-5
Original (now missing): 3.1.Reg.13.
52v    [Fifteenth century]
Added in space: {Year of preceding item
52v
3.1.Reg.20.
Printed: FPD pp.109-110n
    [Fifteenth century]
Added at foot: {Witnesses and dates of preceding item.
52v-53r
3.1.Reg.21. / 3.1.Reg.26.
Printed: FPD pp.93-94
53r    [Fifteenth century]
Added at foot: {Witnesses and date of preceding item.
53r-54v
3.1.Reg.16.
Printed: FPD pp.94-97
54v    [Fifteenth century]
Added in space: {Cross-reference to witnesses and date of preceding item.
54v    [Fifteenth century]
Added at foot:
{ 3.1.Reg.23.
55r
Added on blank:
   12 July 1 [Bury] [1334]
{ Precept, by Richard [of Bury], bishop of Durham, to the Sheriff of Norham, to hand over John le Widowson, indicted for theft and held in custody, for judgement in the Prior of Durham's court, if claimed by br Michael of Chilton, Alexander of Cheswick or William de Kilburn, attornies and bailiffs of the Prior.
Per manum: Nicholas Gategange, bishop's clerk.
Date: Durham
Printed: RAB p.97 (1)}
55r-v
{ Precept, as 1.5.Pont.3 item 2. (Was 4.1.Spec.42.)}
55v
{ Precept, as in 2.4.Pont.9.}
56r   [1206]
Notification, by William [of Blois], bishop of Lincoln, of the admission and institution of Henry of Stamford to the church of St Mary in Binewerk [ Stamford ], on the presentation of the prior and monks of Durham [ 1 January 1206 : cf 1.4.Ebor.6.], saving the ancient pension due to them.
56r
2.3.Ebor.10a.
56r    [Fifteenth century]
Added at foot:
{ 3.1.Reg.24.
Printed: HDST No.XLVIII
56r-v
2.3.Ebor.10b.
56v   [c.1146 x 1154]
Confirmation in free-alms, by Richard de Eston, to the church of Durham, of the church of Normanton [on Soar].
Original (now missing): 2.3.Ebor.12.
56v
Notification, by Robert, earl of Leicester, as in 2.3.Ebor.8.
56v
2.3.Ebor.13.
56v
2.3.Ebor.14.
57r
Grant, by William the constable, to the monks of Durham, of 5 and a half carrucates in Kingston [on Soar], 10 bovates of land in [Sutton] Bonnington, 2 carrucates in Gotham, and 1 carrucate in {Barton} [in Fabis], of which he disseised them.
57r
1.4.Ebor.19.
57r
1.4.Ebor.20.
57r-v
Confirmation, by Robert de Stuteville and Richard Murdac, to the monks of Durham, of the church of Skipwith with its land, etc.
57v
3.3.Ebor.31*.
57v-58r
3.3.Ebor.31.
58r
3.2.Ebor.33.
Printed: EYC II No.993
58r-v
3.2.Ebor.34.
Printed: EYC II No.992
58v
4.1.Sacr.13.
Printed: EYC I No.246
58v-59r
1.4.Ebor.4.
59r
3.3.Ebor.4.
59r-v
3.1.Ebor.5.
59v
4.3.Ebor.4.
Printed: BC No.1
59v
4.3.Ebor.1b.
Printed: BC No.4
60r
4.3.Ebor.2a.
Printed: BC No.19
60r
4.3.Ebor.8a.
Printed: BC No.16
60r-v
4.3.Ebor.19.
Printed: BC No.20
60v
4.3.Ebor.10.
Printed: BC No.7
60v-61r   [1218 x 1219]
Quit-claim in free-alms, by Roger son of Roger of St Martin, to the prior and convent of Durham, of the advowson of the church of Blyborough, granted to them by Robert of St Martin, his grandfather, and Roger his father, after the death of Hugh [of Wells], bishop of Lincoln;
John Marshall; William de Albini; Adam of Newmarch; Walter Mauclerc; William de Cressy; royal justices.
Witnesses: Simon of Kent; Hervey Darcy; Jerome of Normanby; Richard Blanchard; Robert de Arch'; Oliver of Wendover; Ralph of Barkwith; Herbert de Nevill; Hugh de Caux; Robert de Sandal; Henry of Grimsby; Walter son of Adam.
Date: Lincoln, 3 Henry [III]
Printed: “Blyborough Charters”, ed K. Major, in A Medieval Miscellany for D.M. Stenton, ed P.M. Barnes and C.C. Slade (Pipe Roll Society, New Series 36, 1960), p.213-214.
61r   [10 December 1218]
Quit-claim by final concord, by Roger of St Martin, demandant, to Ralph [Kerneth], prior, deforciant, and the church of Durham, of the advowson of the church of Blyborough, following an assize of darrein presentment.
Before: royal itinerant justices as named f.61r above.
Date: Lincoln, Fortnight after Katherine 3 Henry [III]
Printed: “Blyborough Charters”, ed K. Major, in A Medieval Miscellany for D.M. Stenton, ed P.M. Barnes and C.C. Slade (Pipe Roll Society, New Series 36, 1960), p.212-213.
61r-v   [c.1218]
Confirmation in free-alms, by Roger son of Roger of St Martin, to the prior and convent of Durham, of 6 bovates of land in Blyborough held of them by
, except a capital messuage and a croft, a small toft towards those of Acke and Taillefer, and one selion, giving them in exchange the tofts of Gerard, Ailmer and Uchtiva in the vill of Blyborough, and 3 acres of meadow in "Geyre" ; and quit-claim, before the royal justices as named f.61r above, to them, of the homage of Martin, clerk, tenant of those 6 bovates.
Witnesses: Simon of Kent; Hervey Darcy; Jerome of Normanby; Richard Blanchard; Robert de Arch'; Oliver of Wendover; Ralph of Barkwith; Herbert of Grimsby; Walter son of Adam.
Printed: BC No.9
61v-62r   Fortnight after Katherine 3 Henry [III] [10 December 1218]
Disclaimer in free-alms by final concord, by Roger of St Martin, complainant, to Ralph [Kerneth], prior of Durham, deforciant, and the church of St Cuthbert, of the homage of Martin of Blyborough and his holding of 6 bovates of land in Blyborough, in return for the Prior's confirmation of the exchange between Roger and Martin:
Roger holding the capital messuage belonging to those 6 bovates and a croft, one toft between that croft and Martin's garden, one toft nearer the toft held by Acke and Taillefer, and one selion;
Martin holding of the Prior the tofts of [ Gerard ], Ailmer and Uchtiva in the vill of Blyborough, and 3 acres of meadow in the meadow called "Geyre".
Before: royal itinerant justices as named f.61r above. Date: Lincoln
Printed: BC No.8
62r-v
4.3.Ebor.7.
Printed: BC No.12
62v
Added in space:
    [Fifteenth century]
{Opening phrases of Bull by Innocent, pope, to the prior and convent of Durham
63r
Added on blank:
   21 August 10 [John[ [1208]
{ Confirmation, by John, king of England, to the knights and free tenants of Haliwarfolk, that they should have the assizes of the realm in the Bishop of Durham's court, that they should only be impleaded for their free tenements by royal writ, in the form current under King Henry [II], that they should be amerced according to the assize of the bishopric, that the sheriff of Northumberland should make them replevy beasts held by the Bishop, and that they should have liberties in the Bishop's forest as in the time of King Henry [II] and Bishop Hugh [of Le Puiset].
Witnesses: William [de Longespee], earl of Salisbury; William de Warenne, earl [of Surrey]; Roger de Lacy, constable of Chester; Gilbert son of Reinfrid; William de Cantilupe; Roger de Montbegon; Simon of Pattishall; James de Poterna.
Per manum: Hugh of Wells, archdeacon of Wells Date: Kirby-in-Kendal [Thirteenth century copy]
Cf f.152r below.
Printed: Rotuli chartarum in turri Londinensi asservati, ed T Duffus Hardy, vol I (Record Commission, 1837) p.182a)}
63r    [Fourteenth century copy]
Added at foot:
{Note:- Above charter in lord Neville's keeping (Cf f.152r below )
63v
1.12.Spec.13.
Printed: FPD pp.156-157n
63v-64r
1.12.Spec.2.
Printed: FPD p.152n
64r   [June 1109 x February 1114]
Notification by Nigel d'Aubigny to Thomas, archbishop of York, of his concession to the church of St Cuthbert [Durham] of the land of Barmpton.
Witness: Robert de Sigillo.
Original: DCD 1.12.Spec.27 (now missing).
Other copies: DCD Cart.II, f.209r; Bodl. Lib. MS Carte 177, f.41r.
Printed: Charters of the Honour of Mowbray 1107-1191, ed D.E. Greenway (1972), p.12.
64r-v
1.12.Spec.24.
Printed: FPD p.151n
64v
1.12.Spec.26.
Printed: FPD p.152n
    [Fifteenth century]
Added in margin: {Names of first four witnesses to 1.12.Spec.26.
64v-65r   [June 1109 x February 1114]
Request, by Nigel de Albini, to Ranulf [Flambard], bishop, and the congregation of St Cuthbert, for their intercession in his grave illness; and restoration to the church of Durham of the two manors of Barmpton and Skerningham, held of him by Waltheof son of Alsi.
Witnesses: Th[omas] archbishop [of York], W de Lile, R de Walvile, Ralph of Pontefract, Henry de Montefort, Hugh de Rampan, Gosfrid de Lile.
Original: DCD 1.12.Spec.25 (now missing).
Other copies: DCD Cart.II, f.208v; BL Cotton MS Claudius D iv, f.62v.
Printed: (abbreviated) Feodarium Prioratus Dunelmensis, ed W. Greenwell (Surtees Society 58, 1871), p.151-152n; Charters of the Honour of Mowbray 1107-1191, ed D.E. Greenway (1972), p.10-11.
65r    [Fifteenth century]
added in margin: {Names of witnesses to preceding item, as Cart II f.208v
65r-66r
1.12.Spec.23.
Printed: FPD p.151n
66r   [1197 x 1208]
Grant in free-alms, by Richard de Surtees, to the prior and monks of Durham, of all the land [between] the road from Pounteys to Sadberge and "Gildusit", and from "Gildusit" up the small syke between "Morkerflat" and the "castellarium" to that road.
Was 1.11.Spec.3.
Printed: FPD p.150n
66r-v
3.8.Spec.7.
Printed: FPD p.133n
66v
3.8.Spec.1. except sentence omitted after line 8 "Middelmere".
66v-67r
3.8.Spec.2a.
Printed: FPD pp.132-133n
67r
3.8.Spec.6.
Printed: FPD p.134n
67r-v
3.8.Spec.17.
Printed: FPD p.134n
67v-68r
3.8.Spec.4.
Printed: FPD p.132n
68r
3.8.Spec.5.
Printed: FPD p.132n
68r-v
4.16.Spec.45a.
Printed: MStG pp.213-214
68v-69r
3.6.Spec.17. except Nicholas copied in place of Richard.
69r
4.9.Spec.30.
Printed: FPD pp.141-142n
69r-v
3.6.Spec.18.
Printed: FPD p.142n
70r
1.11.Spec.16.
Printed: FPD p.53n
70r-v
1.11.Spec.15.
Printed: FPD p.53n
70v
1.11.Spec.18.
Printed: FPD pp.53-54n
70v-71r
1.11.Spec.19.
Printed: FPD p.53n
71r-v
4.7.Spec.1.
Printed: FPD pp.127-128n
71v
4.7.Spec.9a.
Printed: Cf FPD p.127n
71v
4.7.Spec.15.
Printed: FPD p.127n
72r
1.11.Spec.22.
Printed: FPD p.55n
72r-v   4 September 1207
Grant in free-alms, by William Beneit son of Robert Beneit, to the prior and monks at [Durham], of all his land in Summerhouse, i.e. that towards Gainford : as "Horsewelle" rises and runs down to the small syke at the head of "Petecnol", thence to the ford "Blanlanderig" and so round by the bounds of the land of Gainford, of Headlam and of Killerby, and with the toft and croft called "Linland".
Copied, with witnesses, in DCD Reg. I, f.i.56r.
72v
1.11.Spec.23.
Printed: FPD p.55n
72v-73r
4.3.Ebor.5.
73r
3.6.Spec.13.
Printed: PF No.XXIII
73r-v
3.1.Finc.20.
Printed: PF No.XXII
73v
2.12.Spec.11.
Printed: Cf FPD p.169n
73v-74r
2.12.Spec.12a.
Printed: FPD p.169n
74r-v
2.12.Spec.14.
Printed: FPD p.169n
74v
3.7.Spec.21.
Printed: FPD p.125n
74v-75r
3.7.Spec.22.
Printed: FPD pp.124-125n
75r
3.7.Spec.23.
Printed: FPD p.125n
75r-v
3.7.Spec.18.
Printed: FPD pp.18-19n
75v
3.7.Spec.9.
76r
3.7.Spec.17.
76r-v
3.7.Spec.19.
76v
3.7.Spec.15.
76v
Grant in fee, by Roger of Eppleton, for foreign service due, to Alexander Eskirmator, of 2 bovates of land in Silksworth.
Was 3.7.Spec.14.
76v-77r
3.7.Spec.24.
Printed: FPD pp.125-126n
77r
3.7.Spec.16.
Printed: FPD 124n
77r-v
1.16.Spec.42a.
Printed: FPD 196n
77v
2.11.Spec.2.
Printed: FPD pp.153-154n
78r
2.11.Spec.3.
Printed: FPD p.153n
78r
4.8.Spec.1.
Printed: FPD p.138n
78r-v
4.8.Spec.2.
Printed: FPD p.138n
78v
3.11.Spec.3*.
Printed: FPD p.161n
78v-79r
1.11.Spec.36
Printed: FPD p.57n
79r
2.11.Spec.12. with section erased.
79r-v
2.11.Spec.11.
Printed: FPD p.181n
79v-80r
3.12.Spec.2.
Printed: DEC No.35b
80r
2.4.Spec.30a.
80r-v   [1162 x 1189]
Perambulation by 24 men, with the assent of H[ugh of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, of the bounds between the vill of Houghall and the vill of the Prior and monks [of Durham] of Elvet, in the time of Germanus, prior of Durham, and Thomas son of Walter, then lord of Houghall.
Printed: FPD p.203n
80v   [ x 1198]
Grant in free-alms, by Deudune daughter of Walter of Morton, to the monks in Durham, of 1 acre to be chosen by them from her 4 acres in "Birflat".
Was 1.8.Spec.22
81r
3.7.Spec.11.
81r
1.6.Spec.23.
81r-v
3.7.Spec.4.
Printed: FPD pp.136-137n
81v
2.6.Spec.13.
81v-82r
1.2.Elemos.6.
Printed: FPD pp.195-196n, as Misc.Ch.1727
82r
3.7.Spec.13.
82r-v   [11 November] 1172
Arbitration between Prior Germanus and the convent of St Cuthbert [Durham] and Alexander of Hylton about the chapel of Hylton and its endowment.
Original (lost): DCD 3.4.Spec.1
Other copies: Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Carte 177 f.42v; DCD 3.4.Spec.22 (in the admission of a chaplain of Hylton by Prior Melsonby 1234 x 1244); BL Stowe MS 930 f.124v; DCD Cart.II f.82r and 83v; BL Cotton Claudis D.iv f.88v; London Lincoln's Inn Hale MS 114 f.135r-v; DCD 3.4.Spec.30; 3.4.Spec.36; 3.4.Spec.31; 3.4.Spec.6; Cart.IV f.66r-v, 70r, 71r and 78r.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.67-69.
82v
5.2.Elemos.1.
82v-83r
As 5.4.Elemos.5.
83r
3.7.Spec.6.
Printed: FPD p.22n
83r-v
2.6.Spec.54.
Printed: FPD p.188n
83v
2.3.Sacr.4.
83v-84r
3.11.Spec.4.
Printed: FPD p.161n
84r
1.8.Spec.34.
Printed: FPD p.121n
84r-v
2.7.Spec.6.
84v-85r   [1189 x 1195]
Quit-claim, by Eustace de Heliscort, to Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham, of the manor of Newton, and of all land that Bernard de Balliol held in the vill of Newhouse, save that held by himself, and a mill, to be held with the Bishop's other land in Newton acquired from Eustace's lord and kinsman, Bernard de Balliol, by final concord in King Richard [I]'s court; in return for 250 marks owed by Eustace on Bernard's account since the Bishop cleared Bernard at King Richard's exchequer for his debt to Aaron the Jew and recovered his charters held by Aaron, and for 100 marks owed by Eustace on his own account for the Bishop's restoration to him of Barnard Castle and his inheritance.
85r
2.4.Spec.2.
Printed: FPD pp.112-113n
85r-v
2.4.Spec.4.
85v
2.4.Spec.11.
85v-86r
2.4.Spec.5a.
86r
2.4.Spec.8.
Printed: FPD pp.113-114n
86r-v
4.12.Spec.1.
Printed: FPD p.170n
86v
2.12.Spec.6.
86v
2.12.Spec.8.
87r
Quit-claim, by Helewisa de Amundeville, previously wife of Thomas de Amundeville, to the prior and monks of Durham, of the pasture of Greystones.
Was 2.12.Spec.7.
87r
3.11.Spec.6.
87r-v   [1217 x ]
Undertaking, by Peter Saracenus, knight, Roman citizen, that no demand for money or provision should be made of the prior and convent of Durham arising from the grant to him by Richard [Marsh], bishop of Durham and royal chancellor, of £40 a year at the Bishop of Durham's exchequer, until provided with land worth £40.
87v
4.16.Spec.124.
87v-88r
2.14.Spec.18.
88r-v   [1217 x ]
Agreement, between R[alph Kerneth], prior, and the convent of Durham, and Matthew of Lumley, that the bounds between the former's lands of Rainton and the latter's land of Great Lumley should be from the spring-head called "Hordewelle" along the road from the forest west and east towards Hetton as far as the first road from the south running north to Biddick ford, all the land south towards Rainton and east to the bounds of Houghton [le Spring] and Morton being the Prior and Convent's, and likewise the land towards Great Lumley being Matthew's.
88v-89r
As Misc.Ch.2307; cf also 2.11.Spec.28 and Loc.X:22.
89r
2.6.Spec.55.
89r-v
Added on blank. [Original hand]:
{3.12.Spec.1.
Printed: DEC No.35a
89v
2.11.Spec.1.
Printed: FPD p.153n}
90-93
inserted quire of two bifolia:
90r    [Thirteenth century]
{1.1.Ebor.9.
90v
{3.8.Spec.12.
Printed: FPD p.135n }
90v-91r    [Thirteenth century]
2.8.Spec.24.
Printed: FPD p.137n}
91v    [Thirteenth century]
{2.10.Spec.13.
Printed: FPD p.146n}
91v
{2.13.Spec.1.}
91v-92r    [Thirteenth century]
{2.13.Spec.10.
92r
{ Quit-claim, by Hodierna of Ferryhill, previously wife of Hugh de Kam, for 2s, to the prior and convent of Durham, of a third of a toft in Crossgate [Durham], sold by Hugh to Stephen of Hesleden.
Was 1.16.Spec.36
92r    [Thirteenth century]
{1.3.Sacr.11.
92v    [Thirteenth century]
{1.8.Spec.38.
92v-93r   [c.1300]
{3.4.Elemos.1a
93v    [Thirteenth century]
{cf 3.2.Spec.12b.
94r
4.2.Spec.34.
94r
2.2.Spec.7*.
94r-v
2.2.Spec.8.
94v
2.2.Spec.9.
94v-95r
1.1.Spec.50.
Printed: FPD p.3n
95r
1.1.Spec.51a.
Printed: FPD pp.2-3n
95v
3.1.Spec.50.
Printed: RND No.DCCLXXII
95v-96r
1.2.Spec.5.
Printed: RND No.DCCLXXIX
96r
1.2.Spec.6.
Printed: RND No.DCCLXXXVI
96r-v
3.1.Spec.44.
Printed: RND No.DCCLXX
96v
3.1.Spec.56.
Printed: RND No.DCCLXXI
96v-97r
3.1.Spec.45.
Printed: RND No.DCCLXIX
97r
3.2.Spec.3a.
97r
3.2.Spec.4b.
97r-v
4.2.Spec.2.
Printed: FPD p.100n
97v
4.2.Spec.3.
Printed: FPD p.101n
97v
4.2.Spec.7.
Printed: FPD pp.99-100n
97v-98r
4.2.Spec.9b/c.
98r
4.2.Spec.8.
Printed: FPD p.102n
98r
3.2.Spec.2.
98r-v
1.3.Spec.8.
Printed: RND No.DCCXCIX
98v
1.3.Spec.32.
Printed: FPD p.104n
98v
4.1.Spec.6*.
Printed: RND No.DCCLVI
98v-99v
2.2.Pont.4.
99r
4.2.Spec.26.
99r
3.1.Spec.39.
Printed: FPD p.3n
99v
Added on blank: [Original hand]
{3.2.Spec.13.}
100r    [Thirteenth century]
Added on blank:
{3.1.Spec.40.
Printed: FPDp.3n}
100v
Misc.Ch.555.
Printed: RND No.II
100v   [Perhaps c.1097 x 1099]
Grant, by Edgar, king of Scots, to the monks of St Cuthbert, of Coldingham and all their lands in Lothian, free, with all customs, as held by him.
Printed: RND No.III; A.C. Lawrie, Early Scottish Charters (Glasgow 1905), no.XVIII.
100v-101r
Misc.Ch.558.
Printed: RND No.VI
101r
Misc.Ch.556.
Printed: RND No.IV
101r
Misc.Ch.557.
Printed: RND No.V
101r
Misc.Ch.561.
Printed: RND No.IX
101v
Misc.Ch.562.
Printed: RND No.X
101v
Misc.Ch.580, addressed to the sheriff of Berwick.
Printed: RND No.XXXI
101v
Misc.Ch.576.
Printed: RND No.XXVII
101v-102r
Misc.Ch.568.
Printed: RND No.XV
102r
Misc.Ch.573.
Printed: RND No.XXI
102r-v   [probably 1147 x 1153]
Grant in free-alms, by David [I], king of Scots, to St Mary's church of Coldingham, of the fishery made by Swain when he held Fishwick.
Printed: RND No.XXIV; A.C. Lawrie, Early Scottish Charters (Glasgow 1905), No.CVI; The Charters of King David I, ed G.W.S. Barrow (Woodbridge 1999) no.162.
102v
Misc.Ch.570.
Printed: RND No.XVIII
102v
Misc.Ch.569.
Printed: RND No.XVII
102v   [1124 x 1138, probably c.1136]
Precept, by David [I], king of Scots, to the sheriff of Berwick and all his responsible men of the sheriffdom, that Edward monk of Coldingham should have all the tithe of fish from the fishing-waters of Hallowstell and from all others belonging to St Cuthbert's church of Holy Island, so that no one is to retian or conceal any of this tithe.
Printed: RND No.XXV; A.C. Lawrie, Early Scottish Charters (Glasgow 1905), No.CLIV; The Charters of King David I, ed G.W.S. Barrow (Woodbridge 1999) no.51.
102v-103r
Misc.Ch.574.
Printed: RND No.XXII
103r
Misc.Ch.596.
Printed: RND No.XLII
103r
Misc.Ch.605.
Printed: RND No.LV
103r
Misc.Ch.609.
Printed: RND No.XLI
103v
Misc.Ch.613.
Printed: RND No.XLVIII
103v
Misc.Ch.586.
Printed: RND No.LIII
103v-104r
Misc.Ch.589.
Printed: RND No.LII
104r-v
Misc.Ch.594.
Printed: RND No.XLV
104v-105r
Added on blank:
    [Thirteenth century]
{ 2.1.Archiep.2.
105r    [Thirteenth century]
{ 2.1.Archiep.18.
Printed: DAD pp.144-145}
105v
Misc.Ch.1321.
Printed: RND No.CCCCLI
105v-106r
Misc.Ch.1298.
Printed: RND No.CCCCXLVI
106r
Misc.Ch.5960.
Printed: RND No.CCCCXLIX
106r-v
Misc.Ch.986/987.
Printed: RND No.CCCCLVI
106v   [1172 x 1177]
Confirmation, by Richard, bishop of St Andrews, to the monks of Durham, of the chapel of Earlston, as adjudged in his presence.
Cf Misc.Ch. 1337
Printed: RND No.CCCCLX
106v
Misc.Ch.985
Printed: RND No.CCCCLIV
106v-107r
1.4.Ebor.10.
107r
Misc.Ch.1346.
Printed: RND No.CCCCLVII
107r-v
Misc.Ch.971.
107v-108r
Misc.Ch.1340.
108r-v
Misc.Ch.1341.
Printed: Cf RND No.CCCCLXVII
108v-109v
Misc.Ch.1308.
Printed: RND No.CCCCLXXIII
109v
Misc.Ch.1352.
Printed: RND No.DCXLIV
109v
Misc.Ch.1345.
Printed: RND No.CCCCLXV
109v-110r
Misc.Ch.1353.
110r
Misc.Ch.1338.
110r
Misc.Ch.1238.
110v
blank.
111r
Misc.Ch.756.
Printed: RND No.CIX
111r
4.2.Spec.46.
Printed: RND No.CX
111r-v
Misc.Ch.752.
Printed: RND No.CV
111v
As Misc.Ch.779 except issuer " Cospatricius comes frater Dolfini "
Printed: Cf RND No.CXIII
111v
As Misc.Ch.777 except clauses re-arranged and repetition omitted.
Printed: Cf RND No.CXII
111v
Misc.Ch.787.
Printed: RND No.CXIV
112r
As Misc.Ch.764 omitting " filius Waldeuj comitis ".
Printed: Cf RND No.CXVI
112r
Misc.Ch.759.
Printed: RND No.XCIX
112r-v
Misc.Ch.760.
Printed: RND No.C
112v   [1114 x 1124, probably 1116 x 1118]
Grant, notified to John, bishop [of Glasgow] and all of Lothian, by David, earl [of Huntingdon and Northampton], to the monks of St Cuthbert, of the church of Ednam and 1 carrucate of land, as granted to them by Thor Longus [Misc.Ch.722, & f.114v below ] for the souls of the earl's father and brothers and sisters.
Printed: RND No.CII; A.C. Lawrie, Early Scottish Charters (Glasgow 1905), No. XXXIV; The Charters of King David I, ed G.W.S. Barrow (Woodbridge 1999) no.12.
113r
Misc.Ch.718.
Printed: RND No.CLVI
113r-v   [1175 x 1178]
Notification, by John, abbot of Kelso, and Lawrence, abbot of Melrose, papal judges delegate for the dispute arising from the claim by the monks of Durham to the church of Walter Olifard's vill of Smailholm as a chapel of their church of Earlston, of its conclusion in a grant by Walter in free-alms to the monks of 2 marks a year from Smailholm church during the lifetime of Fulk, clerk, and then of two and a half marks a year; and in the oath to the monks by Fulk, parson of that church, to pay them 2 marks a year; all after him to be instituted by Walter, swearing to the monks before induction to pay them two and a half marks a year.
Printed and translated: P.C. Ferguson, Medieval Papal Representatives in Scotland ... 1125-1286, (Edinburgh 1997), p.277-279.
113v
Misc.Ch.712.
Printed: RND No.CLVII
113v-114r
1.4.Ebor.9.
Printed: RND No.DCXLII
114r
Misc.Ch.1354.
Printed: RND No.DCXLIII
114r-v
Misc.Ch.1130.
Printed: RND No.CCCCLIX
114v   [1113 x 1124]
Grant, by Thor Longus, for the redemption of Lefwin his brother, to the monks of St Cuthbert, of the church with 1 carrucate of land in Ednam, granted to him by Edgar, king of Scots, peopled at his own expense, and with the church built in St Cuthbert's honour.
Cf Misc.Ch.722.
Printed: RND Nos. CLXII and CLXI; A.C. Lawrie, Early Scottish Charters (Glasgow 1905), no.XXIV.
114v-115r   [c.1198 x 1207]
Quit-claim, by Edward of Old Cambus, to the monks of Durham, of the vill of Old Cambus with a mill and all other things, in return for their vill of Greater Lumsdaine and 107 marks clearing him against William [I], king of Scots.
115r
Misc.Ch.875b.
Printed: RND No.DCXLVII
115r-v
Misc.Ch.724.
Printed: RND No.CLXIII
115v
Misc.Ch.713.
Printed: RND No.CLXV
115v-116r
1.1.Sacr.12.
Printed: RND No.CLXVII
116r
Misc.Ch.727.
Printed: RND No.CLXVI
116v
Added on blank:
    [Thirteenth century]
{Misc.Ch.1104
116*v inserted leaf:
   October 1293]
Language:   French
{Part of [ Petition, by Antony Bek, bishop of Durham, to Edward I, king of England, for replevin, following the judgement of January 1293 by the justices itinerant in Northumberland that the sheriff should seize into the King's hand, until] replevied, the liberties of the Bishop of Durham and the franchises of the Prior of Durham, Robert de Bruce of Hart and Hartlepool, the King of Scots [John Balliol] of Barnard Castle, John of Greystoke of Coniscliffe, Agnes de Valence of Gainford, Ranulf de Neville of Raby and Brancepeth, Robert of Hylton of Hylton, Guichard de Charron of Beamish, John of Guildford of Collierley, Henry de Insula of Langley, and Walter of Washington of Washington.
[Parliament, Westminster
Cf Rotuli Parliamentorum (1783) I p.119; C.M. Fraser, A History of Antony Bek (1957) pp.92-94)
117-124    [Thirteenth century]
Extra quire:
117v-118r
{1.1.Archid.Dunelm.2.
Printed: FPD pp.lxii-lxiii}
117v-118r
{2.2.Spec.4.}
118r-v
{1.3.Pont.9.
Printed: HDST No.XXXVIII
{Schedule to 118v:    [c.1300]
   Non [7] July 1275}
Appointment, by R[ichard of Claxton], prior of Durham, of Peter of Sedgefield, monk of Durham, and Mag Alexander of Allerton, his clerk, as his proctors in the cause against Hugh, vicar of Bywell, before Robert [of Holy Island], bishop of Durham, on the day after Translation of Thomas m [8 July].
Date: Durham
118v-119r
{Misc.Ch.1354.
Printed: RND No.DCXLIII}
119r-v
{1.4.Ebor.9.
Printed: RND No.DCXLII}
119v
{3.8.Spec.15.}
119v-120r
{2.1.Ebor.9.}
120r-v
{2.1.Ebor.8.
Printed: PF No.XIV{
120v-121v
}2.1.Ebor.11.{
121v-122r
{3.2.Spec.16.}
122r
{1.8.Spec.41. with error in number of services each week}
122v
Added on blank:
   [c.1185 x 3 March 1195]
{ Grant in free-alms, by Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham, to br John and his successors or to such religious house as he shall have assigned, of a place in his forest of 90 acres on the Derwent called Yearhaugh where he dedicated a cemetery for a religious cell, taking from his forest the requisites to build religious buildings there, and free of pannage, tithes and all exactions.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.53-54.
   [c.1189 x 1213]
Grant in free-alms, by Geoffrey son of Richard, to the house of Yearhaugh and the brothers there, of 2 bovates of land in his vill of Horden with common pasture, etc., and of 13 Durham "weyhtas" of wheat a year.
Was 2.6.Spec.16.
122v-123r   [1213 x 1218]
Final agreement, between G[eoffrey] son of G[eoffrey], and br John of Yearhaugh with the common counsel of his house of Yearhaugh, with Geoffrey confirming the grant of his father, Geoffrey son of Richard to br John, his successors and the house of Yearhaugh, of 13 "weithtas" of wheat a year from the vill of Horden, according to the measure of Durham in the time of H[ugh of Le Puiset], formerly bishop of Durham, notwithstanding subsequent fluctuations, to be collected at Horden at John's own expense. [Thirteenth century]
Original (now missing): 2.6.Spec.15
123r   [?c.1229]
{ Ordinance, by Richard [Poore], bishop of Durham, in the dispute between the prior and convent of Durham and Maaster William of Laneham, archdeacon of Durham, over the archidiaconal jurisdiction and right in their churches and chapels in the archdeaconry of Durham, that in those churches and chapels the archdeacon should have full jurisdiction over the priests, clerks and parishioners, but for procurations and synodal dues receiving 2 marks a year in recompense from the prior and convent; and that they should receive half of cash penalties on the priests and clerks of those churches and on their men in those parishes. [Thirteenth century copy]
Another copy: f.172r-v below.
Another version: DCD 2.1.Archid.Dunelm.25.
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.276-277.
    [Thirteenth century]
{ 2.1.Reg.12
Printed: FPD p.145n}
123v
{Misc.Ch.4539*}
123v   6 Non July 2 [Gregory IX] [2 July 1228]
Relaxation, by Gregory [IX], pope, to the prior and convent of Durham, of sentences of excommunication etc., issued to prevent them proceeding to an election in their church, although provisionally absolved by their metropolitan; the election of W[illiam Scot, alias of Stichill], archdeacon of Worcester, having been quashed by the Pope for failure to observe the "forma concilii", and not for any defect in the electors or the elect.
Date: Perugia [Thirteenth century]
124r   [c.1300]
{As 4.1.Spec.22 with first inquest headed:
made at Tweedmouth for the King over the fishery of Peel by the Bishop of Durham's bailiffs in the presence of W[illiam] of Middleton, bishop of Norwich, and W[illiam] of Brompton, royal justice, 6 Edward [I] [1277-1278]
and second inquest headed:
made over the same before Geoffrey of Newbold by royal writ, 1280, {6} Edward [I] [1277-1278: "sexto", a contemporary addition after "Regis supradicti"]
124v   20 November 32 [Henry III] [1247]
{ Summons, by H[enry III], king of England, to the prior of Durham, to London at Octave of Purification [9 February] to treat of the affairs of the realm with his faithful subjects.
Date: Westminster
Printed: Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 49 (1976), p 286
124v   25 January 30 [Henry III] [1246]
Summons, by H[enry III, king of England], to the prior of Durham, to London on Sunday "Letare Jerusalem" [18 March] to treat of the affairs of the realm with his magnates.
Date: Westminster
Printed: Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 49 (1976), p 286
124v   [1237 x]
Letter, by R[obert] of Laxton, to J[ohn] of Romsey, setting on record, since only the two of them and Stephen, the Bishop's clerk, were present, the fact that no exception was made for borough, forest or halmote pleas, or any other pleas in the settlement made at [Bishop] Auckland between R[ichard Poore], formerly bishop of Durham and firstly bishop of Salisbury, and the prior and convent of Durham, that all amercements and profits from crown pleas, assizes and all other pleas concluded by judgement, fine or concord in the Bishop's court over land or fee of the Prior should be halved between the Bishop and the Prior.
124v   12 March/May - [?1245] (cf Cal.Pat.Rolls 1232-47 p.463)
Request, by H[enry III, king of England], to abbots and priors not holding any military service in Northumberland, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, for a liberal subvention on the occasion of his eldest daughter's marriage, for which they owe a subsidy, with tenants- in-chief by military service making an aid.
Date: "Dineslay" [Thirteenth century]
   January 39 [Henry III] [1255]
Added at head: {Summons, by H[enry III, king of England], to the prior of Durham, to London 3 weeks after Easter next [18 April] to treat of the affairs of the realm with its prelates and magnates.
Date: Windsor
Printed: Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research 49 (1976), p 286}
125r
added at foot:
{date carried over from f.10v above.}
125r-127r
1.1.Pont.1a.
Printed: DEC No.7
127r
added in margin:
    [Thirteenth century]
{clause from 1.1.Pont.2a not in 1.1.Pont.2b
Printed: DEC p.18 no.31 }
127r-129v
1.1.Pont.2b.
Printed: DEC No.3a
129v-131r
1.1.Pont.3a.
Printed: DEC No.4
131r-132r
1.1.Pont.4b.
Printed: DEC No.4a
132r-v
4.1.Archiep.1.
Printed: DEC No.6
132v-133r
2.1.Pont.2.
Printed: DEC No.25
133r-v
2.1.Pont.1.
Printed: DEC No.24
133v
2.1.Pont.8.
Printed: DEC No.10
133v-134r
2.1.Pont.10.
Printed: DEC No.17
134r
2.1.Pont.5.
Printed: DEC No.21
134r
2.1.Pont.11.
Printed: DEC No.20
134v
2.1.Pont.9.
Printed: DEC No.18
134v
2.1.Pont.3b.
Printed: DEC No.15
134v
2.1.Pont.3a.
Printed: DEC No.14
134v-135r
2.1.Pont.4.
Printed: DEC No.16
135r
4.1.Pont.16.
Printed: DEC No.28
135r-v
4.1.Pont.15.
Printed: DEC No.29
135v    [Thirteenth century]
added at foot: {4.1.Pont.8}.
Printed: DEC No.41}
135v-136r
1.2.Pont.1.
Printed: DEC No.35
136r    [Thirteenth century]
Added in margin: {Red cross-reference to f.117r-v}
136r-v
1.1.Archid.Dunelm.1a.
Printed: DEC No.36
136v-137v
1.1.Archid.Dunelm.2.
Printed: DEC No.36a
137v
4.1.Pont.14.
Printed: HduP No.4
138r-v
3.1.Pont.1.
Printed: HduP No.10
138v-139r
3.1.Pont.2.
Printed: HduP No.8
139r
3.1.Pont.20.
Printed: FPD p.182n
139r
3.1.Pont.19.
Printed: FPD p.108n
139v
4.1.Pont.5.
Printed: FPD p.lxxxvi
139v-140r
3.1.Pont.8.
Printed: HduP No.7
140r
4.1.Pont.8.
Printed: FPD p.198n
140r-v
4.1.Pont.4.
Printed: FPD p.198n
140v
3.1.Pont.18.
140v-141r
3.1.Pont.3.
Printed: HduP No.5
141r
3.1.Pont.4.
Printed: FPD p.198n
141r-v
4.1.Pont.12.
Printed: HduP No.6
141v-142r
2.1.Archid.Dunelm.16.
142r-v
1.1.Archiep.19.
Printed: EYC II No.937
142v   [1154 x c.1158]
Grant in free-alms, by Hugh [of Le Puiset], bishop of Durham to the monks of Durham, of the vill of Follingsby, with the bounds between Follingsby and Boldon perambulated by him: from the Strother to "Restule", thence to "Blachelawe" and so to "mareis de Wrachemidberge".
Witnesses: Wazo and John, archdeacons [of Durham and Northumberland]; Mag Lawrence; Theobald, clerk; Alan, priest; Mag Thomas of Thixendale; Ralph Noble; Thomas son of Osbert; Elias Escolland; Richard del Parc; Luke de Rana.
Was 4.1.Pont.2
Another copy: DCD Cart.II, f.79v.
Printed: FPD p.10n from Cart II
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.25-26.
142v
3.1.Pont.13.
Printed: FPD p.141n
143r
3.1.Pont.11.
Printed: FPD p.100n
143r
3.1.Pont.6.
Printed: PF No.XIX
143r-v
3.2.Spec.7.
Printed: (cf Northumberland County History Committee: A History of Northumberland (1893-1940) VI p.104n)
143v
3.1.Pont.22.
Printed: FPD p.133n
143v
4.1.Pont.10.
144r-v
4.1.Pont.3.
144v
3.1.Pont.7.
144v - 145r
4.16.Spec.45*.
Printed: MStG pp.213214
145r
Added in space:
{3.1.Pont.11*.
Printed: J. Hodgson: A History of Northumberland (1820-1840) III: ii p.131n
145r
Added in space:
2.3.Sacr.2.
Printed: H. Conyers Surtees: The History of the Parish of Wolsingham (1929) pp.68-69
146r
1.2.Pont.8.
Printed: R. Surtees, History and Antiquities of the County of Durham iii, p.392.
146r
1.2.Pont.14a.
Printed: As FPD p.109n: 1.2.Pont.14*
146r-v
1.2.Pont.16.
146v-147r
Notification as Misc.Ch.7177 f.18v.
147r
3.1.Pont.16.
147r-v
1.2.Pont.10.
147v-148r
2.2.Pont.1.
Printed: FPD pp.lxxxvii-lxxxviii
148v
2.2.Pont.5.
148v-149r
2.2.Pont.2a.
150-153
Two extra bifolia at centre of quire:
149r-152r    [Thirteenth century]
Added on blank etc:
{1.4.Pont.3.
Printed: cf FPD p.217: "A duplicate" }
151r    [Fourteenth century]
Added in margin:
{Note that immemorial custom should be pleaded in disputes over tenants of the Prior's borough.
152r   [c.1300]
Added on blank:
{As f.63r above ; with note: Lord Ranulf de Neville keeper of above charter (cf f.63r above)
    [Fifteenth century]
Added at head: {Clause omitted in copy of charter below
152v-153r    [Fourteenth century]
Added on blank:
{2.4.Pont.2
Printed: RAB pp.215-216}
153r-v    [Fourteenth century]
Added on blank:
{2.4.Pont.9
Printed: RAB pp.216-218}
154r-155r
1.1.Archiep.2.
155r
Added at foot:
    [Fifteenth century]
{Clauses from 1.1.Archiep.1 not in 1.1.Archiep.2
155r-v
1.1.Archiep.7a.
Printed: EYC II No.936
155v-156r
4.1.Archiep.7.
156r
4.1.Archiep.7.
156r-v
1.1.Archiep.4.
Printed: HduP No.14
156v-157r
1.1.Archiep.6.
Printed: EYC II No.978
157r
Confirmation by Geoffrey [Plantagenet, archbishop-] elect of York as in 1.1.Archiep.11.
Was 2.1.Archiep.26.
    [Fifteenth century]
Added in margin: {Note of Archbishop Geoffrey's dates
157r-v
2.1.Archiep.31.
157v
3.1.Archiep.7.
Printed: RWaGry p.38 n.I
157v-158r
2.1.Archiep.28.
158r
2.1.Archiep.15.
158r
2.1.Archiep.17.
158v
Added on blank:
{ 2.1.Archiep.1.
Printed: Cf RWaGry pp.153-154
158v    [Thirteenth century]
Added on blank:
2.1.Archiep.6 ... (completed: Durham Cathedral Library MS B.IV.26 f.64r, the first of four folios apparently from this Cartulary)
158v
Added at foot: {Cross-reference to ff.104v-105r above
159-166    [Thirteenth century]
Extra quire:
159r-162r
{ 1.2.Reg.2. (Magna Carta, 1225 )}
162v-164r
{ 1.2.Reg.5. (Charter of the Forest, 1225 )}
164v   2 Kal November 16 [Innocent III] [31 October 1213]
{ Mandate, by Innocent [III, pope], to N[icholas], bishop of Tusculum, to have appointments made to vacant English sees and abbeys of men loyal to the {King}, after asking his assent; the chapters of vacant churches being directed to accept ( Nicholas') recommendation.
Date: Lateran
Printed: SLI No.62; cf LPI No. 938}
164v-165r   [1213]
{Mandate, by Innocent [III, pope], to N[icholas], bishop of Tusculum, to listen to the King's representations, having the King's licence sought in the election of a bishop or abbot, and effecting the election of men loyal to the King.
Date: Lateran etc
Printed: LPI No. 939}
165rv
{ Prohibition, by Innocent [III, pope], to N[icholas], bishop of Tusculum, not to admit royal envoys to elections, said to have happened on the grounds of his previous mandate concerning the regard to be paid to the King's wishes in elections of English bishops and abbots.
Printed: LPI No. 968
165v-166r   (11 January 1228)
Added at foot [Fifteenth century]: { Abridgement of:
Confirmation, by Gregory [IX], pope, of confirmation by Innocent [III], pope, of free election of prelates conceded by John, king of England.
Original (now missing): 2.1.Pap.41
Printed: Potthast 8104
165v-166v
Abridgement of:
Confirmation, by Innocent [III, pope], of the concession by J[ohn], king of England, of free election of prelates:
   15 January 16 [John] [1215]
Concession, by J[ohn], king of England, with the common consent of his barons, following his agreement over losses during the Interdict with S[tephen Langton], archbishop of Canterbury and primate of all England, cardinal, W[illiam of Sainte-Mère-Eglise], bishop of London, Eustace, bishop of Ely, Giles [de Braose], bishop of Hereford, Jocelin [of Wells], bishop of Bath & Glastonbury, and Hugh [of Wells], bishop of Lincoln, of unimpeded free election of prelates in the churches and monasteries of England, licence to elect being sought from him, and after the election his assent.
Witnesses: P[eter des Roches, bishop of]Winchester.. Per manum: Mag Richard Marsh, chancellor
Date: London (Date: etc (30 March 1215) (SLI No.76; cf. LPI No.1004)} [Thirteenth century])
166v    [Thirteenth century]
Added in space: {List of pensions from the Prior of Durham's chamber. Much amended and augmented}
Leaf added between 166 & 167
See f.176 below
167-169 & 174 & 175
Two and a half bifolia added round 170 & 171
167r
{2.1.Pont.13.
Printed: FPD p.186n}
167r-v
{2.1.Pont.12.
Printed: FPD pp.186-187n}
167v
{2.1.Pont.16.
Printed: FPD p.197n}
168r
{3.2.Pont.8/12.}
168r
{3.2.Pont.6. in part.}
168v
{3.2.Pont.4. in part.}
Printed: cf RND No.DCCXC pp.140-141
168v
{4.3.Pont.1.}
168v    [Thirteenth century]
{3.2.Pont.7.}
Schedule to f.168v:
    [Fourteenth century]
{Memorandum concerning apportionment of taxes for the Prior of Durham's church in Scotland.}
169r   Morrow of deposition of Benedict 1361 [22 March 1362]
{ Inquest, taken by William of Bamburgh, prior of Coldingham, on the order of John [Fossor], prior of Durham, from free tenants of the Barony of Coldingham:
Adam of Lumsdaine, John of Ayton, Robert of Paxton, Patrick Raufson, William Russell, Gregory Jolison, John Ayre of Ayton, John Stevenson, Stephen Ayre, William Hobson, Hugh Marshall, Thomas Jovetson and Patrick of Blackburn, declaring Henry son of Adam of Prenderguest to be his father's nearest heir and of age, being born in the time of William de Scaccario, prior of Coldingham, followed by 14 years of Walter [of Scraisbrick]'s priorate and almost 7 years of William of Bamburgh's, the land of Prenderguest to owe wardship and relief to the Prior of Durham, and of old to be worth 45 marks without cottages, perhaps £36 with them. [Fourteenth century copy]
169v
blank
170 & 171
extra bifolium:
170r    [Fourteenth century]
Added in margin: {Note: charter not to be shown since other better}
170r-v
{2.4.Ebor.2a.}
170v
{2.2.4.Ebor.60.}
170v
{2.2.4.Ebor.59.}
170v
{3.4.Ebor.5.}
170v-171r
{2.4.Ebor.20a.}
171r
{3.4.Ebor.1.}
171r-v
{2.4.Ebor.28.}
171v
{2.4.Ebor.8.}
[Original hand]
    [Thirteenth century]
Added in space:
{2.4.Ebor.9}
172 & 173
Inserted bifolium:
172r    [Thirteenth century]
{[Extract from the Statutes of the prior and convent of Durham of 1235 ], listing the men of Coldinghamshire owing homage to the Prior of Durham, as distinct from the other free tenants there owing homage, relief and marriage to the prior of Coldingham.
Cartulary copy: As Durham Cathedral Library MS B.IV.26 f.4r-v
Printed: HDST pp.xli-xlii
172r-v    [Thirteenth century]
{ Ordinance, as f.123r above }
172v    [Thirteenth century]
{ Grant at fee-farm, by R., prior, and the convent of Durham, for 2 marks a year, to Alan Gategange, of their house on the bank of the Tyne in Newcastle, which they had from the heirs of Philip of Oldcoates.
Cartulary copy: cf Reg.I, f.i.9v-10r.
Printed: FPD p.2n}
172v   [1217 x 1234]
{ Undertaking, by Ralph [Kerneth], prior, and the convent of Durham, to support a chaplain in the church of Darlington and another in the church of Dinsdale, for the souls of William Brito and Alice his wife, each chaplain receiving 4 marks a year, and also to pay Agnes, daughter of William, by Matilda of Brafferton, and her legitimate heirs, 1 mark a year; in the event of them withdrawing from the agreement the vill of Burdon with the mill etc. to revert to William Brito's heirs. [Thirteenth century]
Cartulary copy: cf Reg. I, f.i.70r-v, 107v.
Printed: FPD p.149n}
173r & v    [Thirteenth century]
{Notes on terms of tenancies}
174r-v    [Thirteenth century]
{ Acceptance by R[obert Stichill], bishop of Durham, of the resignation by Hugh [of Darlington] as Prior of Durham, and provision for his support in 1278, as Misc.Ch.5712 mm 10-11 face.
Printed: cf DAD pp.28-30}
174v    [Thirteenth century]
{[Extract from synodal states attributed to Robert of Holy Island, Bishop of Durham, of 1276 ] concerning tithes of wool, lambs and cheese.
Printed: F.M. Powicke & C.R. Cheney: Councils & Synods... II (1964) pp.818-819}
174v    [Thirteenth century]
{Note of payments of pensions
174v    [Thirteenth century]
{Memorandum of pension of 40s. a year due from the Prior's exchequer to Simon Donassery, scholar at Bologna, brother of Labir merchant of Lucca, beginning 1275, by the Prior's not the Convent's seal.
175r   Morrow of Oswald [6 August] 1284
{ Grant for life, by Richard [of Claxton], prior, and the convent of Durham, to Letya, previously wife of Henry son of Goda of Boston, of 1 mark and one russet garment a year and lodging within their curia at Boston.
Date: Durham [Thirteenth century]
    [Thirteenth century]
Added at head: {Note of corrody granted to Walter of Heworth }
    [c.1300 ?]
Added below: {Note of payments}
175v    [Thirteenth century]
{ Memorandum of sums due to the Prior and to obedientiaries from lands and churches.}
{176    [Fourteenth century]
Leaf added after f.175 and between ff.166 & 167:
face:
Note of valuations of the Priory of Durham's churches, Kepier Hospital, etc., according to the taxation of Norwich. ( 1254 )
dorse:
Blank}
Miscellaneous Charter No 7177
Extent: 5 parchment leavesDecoration: Alternately red and blue 2-line initials to each item, except the first of Bishops Philip and Richard:- 4-line (ff 18v & 19v)

Script: Large early thirteenth century textura
2 scribes:
a:- ff 18, 27 & 34
b:- 19 & 20
History These leaves, together with Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Carte 177 ff 41 & 42, appear to constitute the only surviving fragments of a large early thirteenth century cartulary containing copies of the Priory of Durham's main deeds. The earliest date for its compilation is established by the copies of 2.2.Pont.1. and 2.2.Pont.5. (ff 19v-20r), both dated 22 September 1218, and, on palaeographic grounds, it is likely that it was not drawn up long after that, making it about contemporary with the Cartuarium Vetus.
Its relationship with that smaller cartulary is obscure. Although it is only on MS Carte 177 f 41r-v and Cart Vet ff.63v-64r that the contents of the two cartularies run in parallel, there is a shred of evidence that the Cartuarium Vetus may have been the source of the copies in the larger book: where Cart Vet f 146f gives an absurd date in the notification as simply "Millesimi", Misc.Ch. 7177 f 18v appears to have had two words, "millesimi ...im", then altered, presumably by recourse to the original, by erasing all but four minims and inserting in front of them "CC"; in other words, the copyist of the larger cartulary may have been using the Cartuarium Vetus and trying to make sense of that, rather than working from the originals. Equally, however, the copyist of the Cartuarium Vetus may have been using the larger cartulary, and simply omitted a word that made nonsense.
Even if the textual relationship of the two cartularies were established, there remains the question posed by the production of them both. Given that they were compiled in about the 1220's, it is difficult to see that one was intended to supersede the other, and the marginal notes in both certainly show that neither was discarded. It seems more likely that the two cartularies were conceived as being complementary, and, since neither appears appropriate to one of the cells, both presumably belonged in the monastery itself. One possible context is that the Cartuarium Vetus was made as a working book, while the much larger and more handsome cartulary served as a ceremonial book; if that was the intention, it had been abandoned before the end of the thirteenth century with the addition of cross-references to the numbers of the copies in the Cartuarium Vetus in the margin of MS Carte 177 f 42. Another possibility is that both were working books, for different parts of the monastery. This seems plausible: a significant proportion of the additions to the Cartuarium Vetus were of particular concern to the Prior, suggesting that this volume may have belonged in his Chamber. The larger cartulary may then have answered the needs of the Terrar, the monk responsible for the administration of the Convent's estates, later finding its way into the monastic Chancellor's office, and so perhaps into the list of books there drawn up in 1421, as "D Quartum cartuarium antiquum de dunimentis generalibus quod vocabatur liber terrarii", a volume that has not been traced (Reg II f 156v: Catalogi Veteres etc (SS 7) p 123).
The subsequent history of the larger cartulary is not at all clear. Marginal annotation (e.g. f 34) shows that it continued in use until the early fifteenth century, when it was presumably superseded by the new set of cartularies (Carts I, 11 and III) that were compiled at the time. The later foliation shows, however, that some time elapsed before it was completely broken up, but once this did happen the leaves were dispersed, none remaining among the Cathedral Archive. The leaves now forming Misc. Ch. 7177 appear to have come into the hands of the Sharp family, although the note on the paper wrapper attributed to Granville Sharp does not seem to be in the same hand as extant letters of his; from the Sharps the leaves probably descended to the Lloyd-Bakers and 1946 saw their restoration to the Cathedral by Olive Lloyd-Baker. Presumably the two leaves now in MS Carte 177 were wrappers or fly-leaves to the Tabula of the Convent's deeds that forms the bulk of that manuscript, but how or why this was acquired by the eighteenth century collector, John Carte, is not known; it was from him that it came to the Bodleian Library.
A negative microfilm is available at PGFilm 110

f.18r   [c.1188 x 3 March 1195]
Confirmation by Hugh [of Le Pusiet] bishop of Durham for the monks of Durham of their church of Elvet, for appropriation in usus after the death of their incumbent, Master Richard of Coldingham, subject to the institution of priests at will to serve the church and its chapels of Witton [Gilbert] and Croxdale.
Original: DCD 3.1.Pont.3.
f.18r   [late February x 3 March 1195]
Restitution by Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham to God, St Cuthbert and the prior and monks of Durham of the borough made in Elvet and all other property of theirs converted to the bishop's use; with confirmation of all liberties granted and confirmed by the bishop's predecessors.
Original: DCD 3.1.Pont.4.
Printed: FPD p.198n
f.18r   [late February x 3 March 1195]
Quitclaim by Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham for Roger parson of Howden and his successors of an annual payment of £10 hitherto injustly exacted.
Original: DCD 4.1.Pont.1.
18r-v   [c.1174 x October 1184]
Confirmation by Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham for Roger of Howden and the church of St Peter, Howden, of all tithes in the parish of Howden, including those previously granted to the hospital of St Giles [at Kepier], Durham.
Original: DCD 4.1.Pont.12.
f.18v   [?September 1202 x c.1205]
Confirmation by Philip [of Poitou] bishop of Durham for the prior and monks of Durham of the church of Billingham in usus, to be served by a vicar.
Original: DCD 1.2.Pont.8.
f.18v
1.2.Pont.14a.
Printed: as FPD p 109n:- 1.2.Pont.14*.
f.18v   [April x May 1204]
Notification, by Philip [of Poitou], bishop of Durham, of the agreement between Philip Ballo, dean of Poitiers, parson of [Bishop] Middleham, and Ernald of Auckland, rector of the leper-house of Sherburn, over the disputed corn-tithes of the vill of Garmondsway, whereby, in the full synod of Durham, Ernald recognized the tithes to belong to the church of [Bishop] Middleham, and Philip granted him the tithes at farm for five years from the synod after Easter 1{2}04 for 60s a year.
Other copies: DCD Cart.Vet. f.146v-147r; Cart.II, f.217v; 3.12.Spec.9.
Printed: Collections Relating to Sherburn Hospital, ed G. Allan ([Darlington] 1771); R. Surtees, History and Antiquities of the County of Durham iii, p.12; English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.194-195.
f.19r   [20 April 1197 x c.1201]
Confirmation by Philip [of Poitou] bishop of Durham for God, St Cuthbert and the monks of Durham of the church of Branxton, given them in free alms by Ralph son of Gilbert of Branxton for their infirmary.
Original: DCD 3.1.Pont.16.
f.19r   [20 April 1197 x c.1205]
Confirmation by Philip [of Poitou] bishop of Durham in free alms for the prior and convent of Durham of 60 acres of waste in Rowley for assarting, with a free chapel.
Original: DCD 1.2.Pont.10.
f.19r-v   [20 April 1197 x 22 April 1208]
Quittance by Philip [of Poitou] bishop of Durham for the prior and monks of Durham from their obligation to pay pensions to three clerks of the bishop.
Original: DCD 1.2.Pont.13.
f.19v   [1199 x 1202]
Confirmation by Philip [of Poitou] bishop of Durham for the monks of Durham of the church of Elvet in usus as granted by Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, subject to the institution of priests at will to serve the church and its chapels of St Margaret [Durham], Witton [Gilbert] and Croxdale.
Original: DCD 1.2.Pont.16.
f.19v-20r   22 September 1218
Confirmation by Richard [Marsh] bishop of Durham of privileges for the prior and convent of Durham.
Original: DCD 2.2.Pont.1.
f.20r   22 September 1218
Confirmation by Richard [Marsh] bishop of Durham for the prior and convent of Durham of the church of Dalton[-le-Dale] in usus.
Original: DCD 2.2.Pont.5.
f.20r   [June 1217 x March 1218]
Confirmation by Richard [Marsh] bishop of Durham for the prior and monks of Durham of the churches of Aycliffe and Pittington in usus, to be served by vicars.
Original: DCD 2.2.Pont.2a.
f.20v
blank ...
f.27r
...As Cart Vet ff 12v-13r.
f.27r   16 January [1154]
Confirmation, by Anastasius [IV], pope, to Lawrence, prior, and the brothers of Durham, of the grant to them by Hugh son of Pinzun [3.3.Ebor.31] confirmed by Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop of Durham [4.1.Pont.10.]: the church of Kirkby [on Bain], his "mansura" and all wainable land held by him that vill in fee of the Bishopric of Durham except the land of Seward son of Harold, the mill of the vill, a small wood north of the park, a wood of Berneshage, half the marsh of Sinkaer for fuel, and fishery in the Witham; the church of Biscathorpe and a mill; Hugh performing the lay fee's service to the Bishop, the monks to the King; also his parts of the churchs of Wispington and Waddingworth; and confirming the grant to them by Robert son of Walbert of the church of Newton [le Wold].
Original (now missing): 4.1.Pap.26.
Printed: PU II No 82
f.27 r-v   15 May 1123
Constitution by Calixtus [II], pope, to Algar, prior and the monks in Durham, confirming the introduction of monks into the church of St. Cuthbert by William [of St. Calais], bishop of Durham, on the advice of William [I], king of England, Lanfranc, archbishop of Canterbury, and Thomas, archbishop of York, and on the command of Gregory VII, pope, as related by Thurstan, archbishop of York, and William [of Corbeil], archbishop of Canterbury; and confirming their goods and possessions.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.12.
Printed: PU II No 5
f.27v
As Cart Vet ff 13v-14r ...
f.34r   (28 July) [1171 x 1180]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to Hugh [of le Puiset], bishop, the prior and monks of Durham, of the immunity from synodals and other exactions on their churches in the province of York enjoyed for the past forty years.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.19.
Printed: PU II No 193
f.34r   (25 January) [1168 x 1169]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to G[ermanus], prior, and the monks of Durham, of the church of Holy Island with all its chapels, and their other churches with all their chapels, and of their freedom from synodals and other episcopal customs, as allowed by bishops of Durham and enjoyed for forty years; also of the agreement with the monks of Crowland over the church and vill of Edrom [1.4.Ebor.9.].
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.25.
Printed: PU II No 124
f.34r   [1159 x 1181]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to the monks of Durham, of the chapel of Horndean as granted to them with the assent of the diocesan bishop, and all the land from the top of Horndean hill down with the stream into the River Tweed as restored to them by William de Vieuxpont [Misc. Ch. 718 & Misc. Ch. 728].
Printed: PU II No 204
f.34r-v   (7 June) [1165]
Confirmation, by Alexander [III], pope, to G[ermanus], prior [of Durham], of the liberties of the church of Durham granted to the priors by William, once bishop of Durham.
Original (now missing): 1.1.Pap.16.
Printed: PU II No 120
f.34v
As Cart Vet ff.24r-v.
Oxford, Bodleian Library Ms Carte 177 folios 41 & 42 (photostat held at Durham)Decoration: Decoration :
4-line initials to each item.

Script: Script :
large early thirteenth century textura, as Misc. Ch. 7177.
Scribe: as Misc. Ch. 7177 ff. 18, 27 & 34.

f.41r
Misc. Ch. 366.
f.41r
1.12.Spec.13.
Printed: FPD pp 156-157n
f.41r-v
1.12.Spec.2.
Printed: FPD pp 157-158n
f.41v   [1109 x 1114]
Grant, notified to Thomas, archbishop of York, etc., by Nigel de Albini, to the church of St. Cuthbert, of the land of Barmpton
Original (now missing): 1.12.Spec.27.
Printed: FPD p 152n
f.41v
1.12.Spec.24.
Printed: FPD p.151n
f.41v
1.12.Spec.26 ...
Printed: FPD p.152n
f.42r
... latter part of grant to the subprior and convent of Durham of a benefice.
f.42r   [1209 x 1212]
Grant, by Bertram, prior, and the convent of Durham, for 8s 4d a year, to Philip of Oldcoates, of the whole fishery of Pool and the homage and service of Robert de Clifford, as granted to them in free-alms by Henry of Ord [4.1.Spec. 5., 6. & 6*].
f.42r
4.7.Spec.15.
Printed: FPD p 127n
f.42r-v
3.7.Spec.13.
f.42v
1.11.Spec.16.
Printed: FPD p 53n
f.42v   1172
Agreement, made by H[ugh of le Puiset], bishop of Durham, between Germanus, prior, and the convent of St. Cuthbert and Alexander of Hylton, over the chapel of the vill of Hylton, whereby Alexander or his heirs should present a chaplain chosen by them to the Prior; all tithe from their house should go to the chaplain, except 1 thrave of oats a year for each ox of their own ploughs to the mother-church; all tithe from 1 carrucate of Tubblard's land should go to the chapel, and all tithe, alms and customs from 4 bovates of Tubblard's land and from all the land of Risum to the mother-church; Alexander, his heirs and all the men of Hylton should come with their alms and oblations to the mother-church at four major festivals; the chaplain should make security to observe all these things; and the chapel should cease in the event of failure to observe them, until remedied.
Original (now missing): 3.4.Spec.1. Cf 3.4.Spec.6: for witnesses: see also Cart II f.82r