Durham Cathedral Archive: Almoner's Small Cartulary
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Catalogue

Reference code: GB-0033-DCD-Alm-Sm-Cart
Title: Durham Cathedral Archive: Almoner's Small Cartulary
Dates of creation: early 13th cent to early 16th cent
Extent: 117 parchment leaves + card endpapers, paginated 1-234 [19th century]; p.81-234 are also foliated 1-76 (?contemp).; documents on p.84-154 are also numbered v-[xcii]
Held by: Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections
Origination: Durham Cathedral Priory
Language: Latin

Contents

Copies of documents both relating to the almoner's estate, with many of the originals being amongst the almoner's deeds, and issued in the name of the almoner, together with associated memoranda and a repertory of the almoner's deeds.
The volume was compiled over a period of some 300 years, from the early thirteenth century to the earlier sixteenth century. The oldest section, p.81-103, contains (p.102-103) a document to which the first two witnesses are Archdeacon Aimery and Philip of Oldcoates, presumably as custodians of the bishopric of Durham, which was vacant 1208-1217; they took office late in 1208 or early 1209 (Holt, The Northerners, p.227). In the first main supplement there is a second document (p.116-117) to which Aimery and Philip are the first witnesses, as custodians of the bishopric; this is a grant to the monks and so presumably would have been included in the original compilation if it had been received when the oldest section was made. This suggests a date between 1208 and 1217 for the oldest section, which is entirely compatible with the appearance of the script. There is, however, one difficulty with the first supplement since it includes (p.119-120) a grant of land for 15 years from “1211”, a date that is incompatible with the witness-list, which must be earlier, and should be emended, perhaps to 1191 (see loc.cit. below); this would mean that the grant apparently ran out in 1206. There seems to be no evidence that it became permanent (Almoner's Rentals & Cart. f.15v records only what was granted by p.118-119 below), but the document in question can be identified among the almoner's deeds in the early fifteenth century (p.52 below 6.2.Elemos.3).
The volume was referred to as “Registrum Elem.” on the dorse of 4.10.Spec.5*, and it was used at times by the almoner as an informal register, mostly for entered memoranda relating to admissions to his hospitals in the later thirteenth and the early fourteenth centuries. (cf. Catalogues of the Library of Durham Cathedral, (Surtees Society 7 [1840]) p.230 (index under “Appelby”).)
Among the cartularies compiled by the Durham monks this includes in its older sections an unusually high proportion of documents that no longer survive. It was superseded by the late medieval almoner's cartulary now bound up with rentals, etc.

Accession details

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

Previous custodial history

Formerly Durham University Library, Archives and Special Collections, Mickleton & Spearman MS 28; (a note by J.T. Fowler in Sir Henry Ellis's catalogue of the collection records its transfer to the treasury, ie the cathedral archives, [by April 1896])

Conditions of access

Open for consultation.

Copyright and copying

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

Arrangement

p.1-38 Copies of documents relating to the almoner's estate or issued in the name of the almoner.
p.39-66 Repertory of the almoner's deeds.
p.67-234 Further copies of documents relating to the almoner's estate or issued in the name of the almoner.

Processing

Calendared by Alan Piper 1975 x 1992. His Wordperfect file was input to XMetal by Michael Stansfield in 2006.
A negative microfilm is available at PGFilm 114.

Bibliography

G.R.C. Davis, Medieval Cartularies of Great Britain (1958), no. 345.

Handlist

p.1-38
Copies of documents relating to the almoner's estate or issued in the name of the almoner.

p.1-3
Misc.Ch. 2365. (Was 6.1.Elemos.13)
p.4
2.1.Elemos.15, omitting last 3 witnesses.
p.5
1.1.Elemos.2, now damaged.
p.5
Memorandum that Agnes daughter of John of Ketton granted by her charter to Ranulf of Nesbit 20 acres and one messuage and toft and croft in Aycliffe, between Lawrence Porter's toft and the water-mill, for 6d. a year, now held as freehold by Nicholas Randalf of Hartlepool and lying beside the almoner's land.
p.6
Cf. 1.1.Elemos.1, now badly damaged.
p.6-7
3.11.Spec.8, with first 2 witnesses only.
p.7-8
6.3.Elemos.9a or 6.3.Elemos.9b.
p.8-10
Misc.Ch. 2375, including endorsement and note recording transcription on 10 December 1426.
p.10-12
5.3.Elemos.20a of 5.3.Elemos.20b, without any record on the dorse of the transcript being made on 1 January 1434 [1435].
p.12-13
3.5.Elemos.10, now damaged.
p.13-15
5.3.Elemos.3c(a) or 5.3.Elem.3c(b), including endorsement.
p.15   28 November 1438
Collation, by William Dalton, almoner of Durham, to Thomas Harper chaplain, of the chantry at the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Nicholas' church Durham, vacant by the death of Thomas Swift.
Date: Durham, 28 November 1438.
p.16   12 April 1447
Collation, by Robert Westmorland, almoner of Durham, to John Lampton chaplain, of the chantry at the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Nicholas' church Durham, vacant by the death of Peter Coke.
Date: Durham, 12 April 1447.
p.17   17 October 1452
Collation, by Richard Kelloe, almoner of Durham, to Thomas Bitchburn chaplain, of the chantry at the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Nicholas' church Durham, vacant by the death of John Lampton.
Date: Durham, 17 October 1452.
p.18   3 March 1470
Collation, by Thomas Halver, almoner of Durham, to Thomas Goswick chaplain, of the chantry at the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Nicholas' church Durham, vacant by the death of John Heddon.
Date: Durham, 3 March 1469.
p.19   [c.1495]
Collation, by John Hamsterley, almoner of Durham, to {Richard Walker} chaplain, of the chantry at the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Nicholas' church Durham, vacant by the resignation of Richard Shotton.
Date: Durham.
p.20   12 November 1515
Collation, by Thomas Swalwell, almoner of Durham, to Thomas Horne chaplain, of the chantry at the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Nicholas' church Durham, vacant by the resignation of Thomas Bennett.
Date: Durham, 12 November 1515.
p.21-22   13 October 1522
Collation, by Thomas Swalwell, almoner of Durham, to John Swalwell chaplain, of the chantry at the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Nicholas' church Durham, vacant by the death of Thomas Horner.
Date: Durham, 13 October 1522.
p.21 head   10 May 1527
Note of collation [by Thomas Swalwell, almoner of Durham], to Richard Swalwell, [of the chantry at the altar of the Blessed Virgin Mary in St Nicholas' church Durham].
10 May 1527.
p.22-24
6.1.Elemos.6.
p.24-26   [c.1410]
Charter for lands belonging to the chantry of John of Bellasis [i.e. St Katherine] in [St Mary's] church in the North Bailey.
Grant, by John Aspour, son and heir of Stephen Aspour, of Durham, to John of Bellasis of Durham, of one waste burgage in South Street [Durham] between the tenement of John of Billingham and the vennel leading to St Helen's well, one waste burgage in Crossgate [Durham] once belonging to Thomas Hart in the right of his wife beside the burgage of John Hoton, two waste burgages in Crossgate now a tentergarth held by Roger Easingwold, one waste burgage with a croft beside Sandypeth between the communar's burgage and the way to the cellarer's orchard, five waste burgages together on the south side of Allergate [Durham], two waste burgages in the same street between the burgages of John Chester and Roger Catterick, one newly built burgage with croft recently held by Thomas Copper on the north side of Allergate, and 2 acres of meadow in Codesley.
Witnesses: John Bacon, John Friend, Roger Easingwold.
Date omitted.
[Not known to M. Camsell]
p.27-28
As Reg.I, f.i.68v.
p.29-30
2.6.Spec.62a or 2.6.Spec.62b, with first 5 witnesses only.
p.30-31
2.6.Spec.55, with the first 3 witnesses only.
p.31-34
As Reg.I, f.i.50r-v.
p.34
2.16.Spec.40, omitting the last 3 witnesses. [Hand of Thomas Swalwell]
p.35-36
Bounds of the parish of St Oswald's Durham [not apparently extracted from 4.16.Spec.40 or 47].
p.36
Memorandum on the bounds of the parish of Witton Gilbert: from [ Henyborn, otherwise *] Hornbyborn on the east, following le Hordlech to Coukburn, thence to le Lech by Nikson Howse, thence to le Marlpark as far as le Lech between le Marlpark and Edmondsley field and as far as Sacristonheugh. Up the Blackburn from the River Wear, from the bishop's pond by Kimblesworth to the head of the stream, thence to Yvesmosse within the park of Bearpark and northwards down a syke to the holy well in Middlewood, west of le Hordlech down a syke between Stanyleazes and Slateflat, by Westhall and Ridding to the Browney.
[* See Cart.II, f.306v]
Also copied p.210 and 229 below, and, breaking off at Middlewood, Cart.II, f.306v.
p.37
Memorandum on lands in Witton [Gilbert].
p.37
Draft of the next item, crossed out.
p.37   27 November 1425
Receipt, by J[ohn] F[ishburn], almoner of Durham, to the heirs of Robert Thirsk, for 2s. 6d. paid by John Raper, as the last year's rent from holdings in Thirsk.
Date: Durham 27 November 1425.
p.38
Memorandum on Codesley, a small close beside the gate and the selions outside it, and Holcroft [all in or near to Durham].
p.38
3.3.Sacr.5.
p.39-66
Repertory of the almoner's deeds

p.39-66
Inventory, with index of places (p.39), to the charters of the office of the almoner of Durham, drawn up by William of Appleby almoner in 1399; considerably annotated, amended and enlarged, mostly in the hands of John Fishburn and Thomas Swalwell.
[The present arrangement and references of the almoner's deeds, class Elemos., are as given in this inventory.]
p.67-234
Copies of documents relating to the almoner's estate or issued in the name of the almoner.

p.67
Brief entries for documents.
p.67
As Ushaw 25 f.74v. (Was 3.3.Sacr.1)
p.68
5.2.Elemos.16, now slightly damaged.
p.69-73
List of contents of p.81-154, 197-198, 185 and 194; considerably annotated, amended and enlarged, mostly during the thirteenth century or by John Fishburn.
p.70   [ 1250 x 1299]
{Receipt, by W[alter] of Norton, almoner of Durham, with the consent of R. prior and the convent [of Durham], to R. Purvey of Hart, for £16 for the almoner to maintain him for life (details specified)}
p.74   [29 May] 1319
Memorandum of the reception by Thomas of Haswell, almoner of Durham, of Adam del Hill of Witton into the [almoner's] infirmary.
Tuesday after Augustine 1319.
p.74
3/4 lines obliterated.
p.74
Crossed out: Memorandum that in return for the loaves granted by William of Durham, almoner [of Durham], to John of Mainsforth and his wife Isolda, two tenements [in Elvet] once belonging to Eda Pachet, and paying the almoner 12s. a year at the time of the grant, should remain with the almoner's office in perpetuity.
p.74
Memorandum that the loaves granted to John of Mainsforth and his wife Isolda are supplied as a grace following the death of Eda Pachet, who granted to the almonry two tenements in Elvet called Pachethouse [2.3.Elemos.14], entered the [almoner's] infirmary, then married, left and sold the loaves to John of Mainsforth.
p.75
Obliterated note.
p.75   [5 March 1364]
Note recording the reception by John of Hemingbrough, {almoner} [of Durham], of Nicholas of Thornton into the [almoner's] infirmary, Tuesday before Passion Sunday 1363.
p.75
Grant (incomplete), by John of Hemingbrough, almoner of Durham, with the assent of the prior and convent of Durham, to William son of Robert of Dissington, of a corrody in the [almoner's] infirmary outside the abbey gate.
p.75   1369
Note recording the reception by Thomas of Hardwick, almoner [of Durham] of John Sergeant of Witton into Witton [Gilbert] hospital.
p.75   [13]73
Note recording the reception of Emmota wife of John Sergeant into Witton [Gilbert] hospital.
p.76   1267
Statute, by Hugh [of Darlington], prior [of Durham], in 1267, with the assent of the convent of Durham, inserted in the Durham martyrology, that, with the field of Crookton more suitable for pasture than arable and to be enclosed, with the woods of Middlewood and Milneside, by the prior for pasture, the almoner should be compensated for the tithes of Crookton and for the land of Spitalcrook with all the land north of the road to Witton [Gilbert] opposite the leper hospital, called new assart, except for 1 acre on the north for a sheepfold, with the usufruct of the land outside the said close between the park and the Browney, having pasture there, but not wood, and with pieces of wood from Aycliffe wood or at Ferrycliff in recompense for those at Bearpark [cf. p.77 below].
Also copied p.201 below.
p.76
Note recording the admission of John of Ketton called Chaplainman to Witton [Gilbert] hospital, as in his letter by R[ichard] of Bickerton, almoner [of Durham].
p.77
[Record], written into the martyrology, that, for its vaccary at Bearpark of 90 acres of cultivated land, pasture and sykes [i.e. water-meadows ?], to be developed for the monks' recreation, on account of its proximity to the priory's peat-moor, meadows, wood and arable land, its site and its healthy air, the almonry of Durham should be provided with 90 acres at Moorhouses; that the almoner should have in addition 113½ acres of cultivated land and pasture at Moorhouses, granted by Prior Bertram, with the consent of the convent; that B[ertram] prior and convent granted that the almoner should have four cart-loads of pieces of wood at Bearpark for repairing ploughs and harrows, and 5s. a year from the prior's exchequer for repairing buildings; that the meadow of Aldingrange and the peat within the park [or perhaps meadow] and Isaacroft should remain with the almonry in perpetuity; all granted by the prior and convent to the almonry of Durham in recompense for Bearpark apart from 10 marks paid by the prior in advance.
Also copied p.161 below and Reg.I, f.i.68v-69r.
p.77   [1254 x 1258: Bertram prior]
Statute by Bertram [of Middleton: “secundum”] prior of Durham, with the consent of the convent, that the almoner of Durham should have the disposal of the clothing of every monk dying in Durham, except that the coverlets should go to the chamberlain, the belt to the infirmarer and the pelisse to the servants in the infirmary.
p.77   1266
Estimate of the goods of the almonry according to the old and the new taxation.
Excepting the church of Witton, £17 17s. 1½d. Witton church, 5 marks [£3 6s. 8d.] A tenth, 42s. 4½d.
p.78
Note of an agreement with the canons of Kirkham specifying the observances for obits of members of the two communities.
p.78
Note of obits for canons of Jedburgh, monks of Kelso and monks of Reading.
p.78
Statute by B[ertram] prior, with the consent of the chapter, for lord's bread on certain feasts, wastel bread in Advent, and in Septuagesima as in Lent.
(Cf. Historiae Dunelmensis Scriptores Tres (Surtees Society 9, 1839), p.xxxv.)
p.78
Details of ale due to the almoner from the refectorer on certain festivals.
p.78
Statute that the residue of justs on major vigils and Fridays should be distributed by the almoner.
(Cf. Historiae Dunelmensis Scriptores Tres (Surtees Society 9, 1839), p.xxxvi.)
p.78
Details of observances, including entry in the martyrology, on the death of those granted profession.
p.78
Statute that at least one just should given to the almoner when three monks eat in the solar.
p.79
List of quantities of wheat provided for the almonry by manors of Durham priory: Heworth, Westoe, Fulwell, Rainton, Hesleden, Belasis, Merrington, Ferryhill; and of beans, Fulwell, Hesleden, Belasis.
p.79   [c.1218-1219]
Statutes by Ralph prior and the convent [of Durham] in his first year for the feeding of guests and their horses, for the distribution of a penny to paupers on Maundy Thursday, for the use of the residue of justs on Fridays and major vigils by the almoner for the poor [cf. p.78 above], and for the anniversary of William [of St Calais] bishop [of Durham].
(Cf. Historiae Dunelmensis Scriptores Tres (Surtees Society 9, 1839), p.xxxv-xxxvi.)
p.80
List of perpetual chirographs: Thirsk, Bradbury, Rowley, Elvet, Claypath [Durham].
p.80
List of almonry rents increased by Nicholas of Hexham.
p.80
List of infirm poor in [Durham].
p.80
Memorandum on strays (?).
p.81
3.1.Ebor.3.
p.81   [1400 x 1430]
{Cross-reference to 3.1.Ebor.5}
p.81-82
3.1.Ebor.4.
p.82   [1218 x 1234: Ralph prior]
{Statute by Ralph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham that the men of the sacrist and of the almoner from the Old Borough [Durham] should attend the prior's court there, with the reeves of the sacrist and the almoner receiving the emoluments.}
p.82   [mid 13th century]
{Note that Roger Marshall of Stanhope made fine for 6 acres in Stanhope, granted to St Cuthbert and the almoner by Roger de Murref and William his brother [p.127-129 below], for 4s. 6d. a year to the almoner.}
p.82-83   [August 1189 x 3 March 1195]
Grant, by H[ugh of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, to Brother John, following his recovery of health in the church of Durham through the grace of God and St Cuthbert, for life, of a piece of the bishop's waste, between Byerley and Satley and from the way down from Satley to Byerley moor and from the deep dene of Satley extending to Byerley burn as far as Byerley moor, with reversion after John's death to the monks in Durham, and with common pasture with the bishop's animals.
Witnesses: Bertram, prior of Durham; Burchard, archdeacon [of Durham]; William, archdeacon [of Northumberland]; Simon, chamberlain; Richard of Coldingham; William of Howden; William, almoner; Stephen of Swayfield; and many others.
Printed: (translated, abridged) Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle (4th Series 9, 1942), p.68-69; English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.69.
p.83-84
2.6.Spec.68.
p.84-85
2.6.Spec.69.
p.85
4.1.Pont.7.
p.86
1.11.Spec.39.
p.86-87
1.2.Pont.6.
p.87
2.12.Spec.15.
p.87-88
2.12.Spec.10.
p.88-89
2.12.Spec.13.
p.89-90
4.2.Elemos.1b.
p.90
Quit-claim, by Bertram of Hetton, to the almonry of Durham, of Gospatric and Ailmer of Broom, for half a mark paid by the almoner in advance.
Witnesses: Leo [de Heriz], sheriff [of Durham]; Jordan Escolland; Roger d'Audre; Roger [of] Puncherton; Roger Burdon; Walter de Musters; John of Ketton; Richard Brun; William of Aycliffe; William of Haswell; William of Bishopton; and many others.
p.90-91
2.1.Elemos.19.
p.92
1.5.Elemos.1.
p.92-94   [1197 x 1217: Aimery archdeacon]
Grant in free alms, by Richard de Lockes, with the agreement of Quenilda his wife and William his heir, to the almonry [of Durham], of 15 acres in the field of Medomsley, close to the land of Ebchester dene to the west, and ½ acre in toft and croft, close to the land granted to the almonry by William of Hardwick [see 1.5.Elemos.1].
Witnesses: Aimery, archdeacon [of Durham]; Mr Walter, dean [of Pittington ?]; Mr John of London; Mr Walter of Haddington; Mr Alan of Richmond; Leo de Heriz, sheriff [of Durham]; William son of William the poisoner [recte huntsman, i.e. “venator” rather than “venenator”, see 1.5.Elemos.3]; Jordan Escolland; Gilbert de Laley; Ranulf of Fishburn; William of Layton; Alan Puinant; Richard of Iveston; Randolph Forster; William of Lintz; Robert Bret; Samuel son of Zachary; John clerk; Gilmel de Escolland; and many others.
Calendared in: J.C. Hodgson, A History of Northumberland vol. vi (Newcastle 1904), p.181.
p.94
1.5.Elemos.3.
p. 94 foot   [early 15th century]
{Note, [relating to land in Hardwick by Sedgefield, see the grant on p.94-95], of an indenture for two pieces of land at both ends of Wulriggs towards the east and west between the marsh on the east and Wulriggs on the west, which can be ploughed by the almoner at any time of year with free entry and exit.}
p.94-95
Grant in free alms, by William of Hardwick, with the consent of William his heir, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of 5 acres of land in his vill of Hardwick {by Sedgefield}, two called Wulriggs, one in Utlawe, half in Costal, half in Langacres and one at [Smethes *], with toft, croft, meadow and peat.
Witnesses: Peter parson of Sedgefield; Alan chaplain; William de Musters; Ranulf of Fishburn; Alan of Chilton; and many others.
[* See 3.4.Elemos.7, a fifteenth-century copy of the document.]
p.95-96
Grant, by Alan Puinant, his wife Alice and Sigrit her sister, to Alan son of Uthred, of 40 acres from their demesne in Greencroft that Ucca their father's brother held, with meadows and pastures, to be held of them with the same freedom as they hold their demesne, for 2s. a year, half at Rogationtide and half at Martinmas.
Witnesses: William of Howden, Gilbert Heirun, Thomas clerk, Richard of Iveston, Ralph Hare, William of Esh, Daniel his son, Robert of Lincoln, Richard Parent, Orm huntsman, Geoffrey Hurepel, and many others.
p.96-97   [1197 x 1217: Aimery archdeacon)
Grant, by Alan Puinant and Alice his wife, with the consent of their heirs, to Andrew Torel, of 12 acres in Greencroft that Turgis held, with one toft and croft, an acre of meadow, and pasture for 300 sheep and 40 beasts, for his homage and service and 1lb. cumin each year at St Cuthbert in September.
Witnesses: Aimery, archdeacon of Durham; Jordan Escolland; Leo of Claxton; Walter de Musters; Roger d'Audre; Roger [of] Puncherton; Roger Burdon; Walter [of] Puncherton; Robert Buruncost; Robert Torel; Archibald; John of Ketton; Richard Bruin; William of Old Cambus; Hugh of Thorpe; Thomas le Maunsel; and many others.
p.97-98
5.3.Elemos.11.
p.98
5.3.Elemos.10, omitting two witnesses.
p.99
Grant, by Ernald of Consett son of Jocelin, with the consent of his heir William and his wife Addoc, to Ralph his son, of 2 bovates, i.e. 16 acres, and 1 acre of meadow in Consett, from his wife's dowry, one bovate with foreign service held by William the architect and the other quit of all service, for 1lb. pepper a year to Ernald.
Witnesses: Philip [son of Hamo], sheriff [of Durham]; Gilbert de Laley; William son of Thomas; Jordan Escolland; Osbert of Layton; and many others.
p.99-100
Grant in free alms, by Ernald of Consett, with the consent of his heir William and his wife Addoc, for the souls of Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, etc., to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of one bovate, i.e. 8 acres, in Consett, with the toft that they had in the time of Alan.
Witnesses: Philip [son of Hamo], sheriff [of Durham]; Jordan Escolland; Roger Burdon; Adam of Thrislington; Geoffrey Sureis; Leofwin and Gervase, reeves; Hervey Black; and many others.
p.100-101
Grant in free alms, by William son of Ernald of Consett, for the souls of Hugh [of Le Puiset], Philip [of Poitou], bishops of Durham, etc., to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of the toft and croft in his vill of Consett that Lawrence son of Norman held, land to the north of Holdene and one bovate dispersed in the field of Consett also held by Lawrence.
Witnesses: Leo de Heriz, Geoffrey son of Geoffrey, Richard of Iveston, William Ferrur, Alan Puinant, Alan his son, Alan of Chilton, Ranulf Buche, Roger de Camera, Robert of Youlton, and many others.
p.101 foot   [early 15th century]
{Note that 1 bovate in Consett contains 8 acres [see p.99 above], and the land north of Holdene [see p.100] 8 acres.}
p.101-102
Grant as on p.100-101 above, but without mention of the souls of the bishops of Durham.
Witnesses: Philip [son of Hamo], sheriff [of Durham]; Geoffrey son of Richard; Geoffrey his son; Roger Burdon; Roger his son; Richard of Iveston; Alan Puinant; Alan of Chilton; Alan his son; William of Hampole; William of Aycliffe; and many others.
p.102 foot   [early 15th century]
{Note as p.101 foot}
p.102-103
Confirmation, by Walter d'Audre, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of the land in his vill of Consett granted to them by William son of Ernald as p.100-102 above.
Witnesses: Aimery, archdeacon [of Durham]; Philip of Oldcoates; Jordan Escolland; Roger d'Audre; Ralph of Moulton; Walter de Musters; William of Lumley [twice]; William of Medomsley; William of Whitwell; Walter of Ferry[hill]; Roger of Ferry[hill]; Robert of Lintz; Richard of Sherburn; William [of] Sherburn; Robert son of Hervey; William of Allerton; and many others.
p.103   [1217 x 1224: Simon archdeacon]
Grant in free alms by Mr Simon of Farlington archdeacon of Durham, to the almonry of Durham, of the vill of Kyo, bought by him from Walter de Musters, to support three scholars at the schools of Durham, to be chosen by the master with a blessing ( “beatim” ) and sent each day with a tabella in honour of the Blessed Virgin and St Cuthbert to the almoner of Durham who shall provide for them in food and drink with a blessing and decently in beds in the almonry.
Witnesses: John de Insula; Walter monk of Durham; Richard chaplain of Aycliffe; Lawrence chaplain; Robert of Ripon; Robert Bucel; and many others.
Printed in: A.F. Leach, Educational Charters and Documents 598-1909, (Cambridge 1911), p.124.
Also copied p.150 below, with the last witness Robert Buscel.
p.103-104   [September 1229]
Ordinance, by Richard [Poore] bishop of Durham and once of Salisbury, following the agreement between the prior and convent of Durham and Ralph monk proctor and the brothers of Holy Trinity hospital Gateshead over the vill of Kyo, given by Simon of Farlington to the almonry of Durham to support three clerks studying at the schools of Durham, and after his death by his brother and heir Henry in the court of Durham to the house of Holy Trinity to support three paupers and a chaplain, as in the bishop's authentic document, that the proctor and brothers of Holy Trinity should hold the vill at fee farm from the prior and convent of Durham for half the farm, i.e. 40s., to the almonry, half at Martinmas and half at Pentecost, with each party answering for the foreign service due from them, saving 20s. a year to Walter de Musters on the increase [?: “super excrescentibus” ] of the farm of the whole vill.
Witnesses: Master William of Laneham, archdeacon of Durham; Master Elias of Dereham; John of Romsey, Reginald de Calne, William son of Robert, knights; Adam of Marley; and many others.
Printed: (abbreviated) R. Surtees, History of the County of Durham ii, p.348; English Episcopal Acta 25: Durham 1196-1237, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.275-276.
p.104-105   [1197 x 1217: Aimery archdeacon]
Grant [in return for payment: p. 103 above], by Walter de Musters, to Mr Simon of Farlington, of the vill of Kyo, save for his service free of all service and secular demand, for 20s. a year, half at Pentecost and half at Martinmas, and doing the foreign service required with the vills of Kyo and Stanley and one carrucate beside Durham that belonged to Gilbert chamberlain doing one fifth of a knight's service, with substitution in the bishopric of Durham in the event of warranty failing.
Witnesses: A[imery], archdeacon of Durham; Robert de Amundeville; Roger d'Audre; Walter d'Audre; William of Lumley; Robert son of Thomas; Simon of Hawthorn; Philip de Laley; and the whole court of Durham.
Also copied p.149 below, with one more witness.
p.105-107
1.2.Elemos.10a.
p.107-108
1.2.Elemos.10b .
p.108
Receipt, by Reginald Basset, to the prior and monks of Durham, for 50s. paid by them for his land in the Bailey Durham, put by him at perpetual farm to them with the consent of his lord Jordan Escolland for 3s. a year, as in their charter from him.
Witnesses: William, chaplain; Gerard, priest; Richard, chaplain; Roger, deacon; Ralph, deacon; Gilbert, deacon; William Cunings [?]; Richard le tunur; Utting, sacrist; William of Aycliffe; Geoffrey, janitor; Elias, clerk; and many others.
p.108-109
3.10.Spec.1.
See also p.142 below.
p.109 schedule   [1285]
Memorandum that Elias of Iveston called Miller took at farm the land of Matilda of Iveston for her life at 15d. a year, starting in 1285, [pledges] William [?] de Bosco and John of Rowley.
p.109-110
4.4.Elemos.2*.
p.110
Grant in free alms, by Richard of Iveston, with the consent of Christiana his wife and his heirs, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of 6½ acres in the field of Iveston in Aldred's croft between Robert Gald and Adam of Buteland, with one toft and croft that belonged to Eda widow.
Witnesses: Reginald [Ganaunt], sheriff [of Durham]; Jordan Escolland; Walter de Musters; William son of Thomas; Alan of Chilton; William of Bradley; William son of William the huntsman; Alan Puinant; Gilbert Heirun; William of Consett; Richard de Blais; William farrier; Gilward; and many others.
p.111
Grant in free alms, by Richard of Iveston, with the consent of his heirs, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of 16 acres in his vill of Iveston, the cultivated land that belonged to Lewin for 11 acres, 2 acres that belonged to Ralph and 3 acres beside Turgi's toft.
Witnesses: Philip [son of Hamo], sheriff [of Durham]; Jordan Escolland; William son of Thomas; Osbert of Layton; Richard de Parco; Geoffrey his son; Roger Burdon; Ilger [of] Burdon; Walter of Ferry[hill]; Alan his brother; Roger of Ferry[hill]; Roger, clerk; Henry, clerk; and many others.
p.111-112
Grant in fee, by Richard of Iveston, to Robert Breton, of 24 acres in Richard's vill of Iveston with the toft and croft that belonged to Ailric in the east of the vill beside the spring, i.e. the cultivated land that belonged to Lewin for 10 acres, 9 acres from the cultivated land that belonged to William Selan, 2 acres that belonged to Ralph and 3 acres beside Turgi's croft, for 1lb. pepper each year at St Cuthbert in September, with substitution from Richard's heritage in the event of warranty failing, and with freedom of disposal for Robert in the absence of heirs by his wife.
Witnesses: Gilbert de Laval; John son of John; Nicholas of Morwick; Jordan Escolland; Simon son of John; Richard de Lockes; William son of William the huntsman; Simon of Bushblades; William of Lintz; William of Consett; William of Bradley; William of Hampole; Samuel; Robert son of Richard de Lockes; John son of Humfrey; Ailward; Turgi; Robert son of Ralph; and many others.
p.112
Grant in free alms, by Robert Breton, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of 16 acres in Iveston granted to him for homage and service by Richard lord of Iveston, the cultivated land that belonged to Lewin for 11 acres, 2 acres that belonged to Ralph and 3 acres beside Turgi's toft, with compensation in land or money in the event of warranty failing.
Witnesses: as to Richard of Iveston's grant of the land, p.111 above, with the addition before Roger clerk of Roger of Wolviston.
p.113
6.1.Elemos.16.
p.113
Quit-claim, by Simon of Bushblades, to the almonry of Durham, of Hugh and his wife Emma, with the land in Bushblades that Simon granted to the almonry by his charter [6.1.Elemos.16].
Witnesses: Geoffrey, chaplain; Walter of Washington; Peter Harpin; Mr Drogo; Robert, deacon; Basing, watchman; Ranulf Buche; Ralph, serviens; Simon, serviens; Alan de Hoton; Nigel his kinsman; William, farrier; William son of the chaplain; and many others.
p.114
Grant in free alms, by Robert of Iveston, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of 14 acres with common pasture in Iveston, i.e. in toft and croft at Lechelands 2 acres, 2 acres that Jocelin held, 3 acres that belonged to Turgi at Bareus [Barewell in next grant below], 3 acres at Brocks that Elfstan held, 3 acres that belonged to John at Brocks, and 1 acre that belonged to William son of Robert de Brocks, and also ½ acre of meadow beside Turgi's land between the Bates and the syke.
Witnesses: Alan Puinant junior; William of Medomsley; William of Bradley; Thomas de Pincerna; William of Lintz; Philip de Geldforth; William farrier; Thomas Garthum; Leonard; and many others.
p.114-115
Grant in free alms, by Robert of Iveston, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of 14 acres in Iveston, i.e. in toft and croft at Lechelands 2 acres, 2 acres that Jocelin held, 3 acres that belonged to Turgi at Barewell, and 3 acres at Brocks.
Witnesses: as to the preceding grant above with the omission of Leonard.
[Cf. the preceding grant, with 14 acres fully specified; also the confirmation, p.117 below, with the same incomplete specification as here.]
p.115   [1197 x 1217: Aimery archdeacon]
Grant in free alms, by Robert son of Richard of Iveston, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of 2 acres in Iveston, i.e. the thickets between Ridingcrook and the broad meadow on the south side of the stream running beside Herbert's sheepfold and Bath towards the west up to the end of Eastroteley, and the meadow extending from Herbert's land up to the water, and two parts of the land below the hill between the hill and William Ferrur's meadow and the land held by Ailwin beside Moorspot towards the west.
[How the specification is be interpreted is not clear.]
Witnesses: Aimery, archdeacon [of Durham]; Philip of Oldcoates; Jordan Escolland; Robert son of Meldred; Robert de Amundeville; Roger d'Audre; Robert de Musters; Alan Puinant; William Ferrur; John of Ketton; Richard Brun; William of Aycliffe; Robert of Birkenside; and many others.
p.115-116
4.4.Elemos.1.
p.116-117
Confirmation in free alms, by Robert son of Richard of Iveston, for the souls of Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, etc., to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of 30 acres in Iveston beside the path running from Iveston to Greencroft as far as the burn running east and from there to the burn running south, granted to them by his father, as attested by his charter.
Witnesses: as to next document below except omitting Robert de Amundeville and Robert of Birkenside.
[cf. Almoner's Rentals & Cartulary f.164v-165r for 15 acres].
p.117   [1208: bishopric vacancy]
Confirmation in free alms, by Robert son of Richard of Iveston, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of 16 acres in his vill of Iveston granted to them by his father, as attested by his charter, specified [incompletely] as in that grant [p.114-115 above].
Witnesses: Aimery, archdeacon of Durham and Carlisle, and Philip of Oldcoates, keepers of the bishopric [of Durham]; Robert son of Meldred; Gilbert Hansard; Jordan Escolland; Roger d'Audre; Robert son of Thomas; Walter de Musters; Robert de Amundeville; Robert de Musters; Alan Puinant; William le Ferrur; John of Ketton; Richard Brun; William of Aycliffe; Robert of Birkenside; and many others.
p.117-118
Quit-claim, by Robert son of Richard of Iveston, to the almonry in Durham, of Robert son of Aicus, owing him no further villeinage and free to come and go.
Witnesses: Ranulf Buche; Alan Puinant; William of Bradley; William of Medomsley; Richard de Clichen'; Ernald de Moril'; Robert son of Liulf; Walter of Whitwell; William farrier; Gamel de Harden; William son of Walla; William son of Adam of Lanchester; Kyoher of Lanchester; Jocelin scribe; and many others.
p.118-119
Grant in free alms, by Jothlinus [al. Jolanus] of Denton, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of two tofts and one croft in Denton, i.e. the toft and croft close to the mill to the east and the other toft on the other side of the stream between the two ways, and 4½ acres 1½ roods of land in the large field on its east side, and 1 acre 7 perches from the residue of an/the acre at Holestan touching on the field of Carlbury, with pasture for 8 oxen and 4 cows and their offspring of three years, 100 ewes and their offspring of three years, 6 pigs and their offspring of one year, and 2 horses.
Witnesses: Thomas de Amundeville; Walter of Washington; Richard and Robert chaplains of Denton; M[eldre]d of Walworth; Ranulf of Hamsterley; Peter de Houton; Ranulf of Bolam; Andrew of Denton; Walter son of Peter of Denton; and many others.
A 14th century copy is found on 6.2.Elemos.4 without a witness-list.
Was 6.2.Elemos.1.
p.119
Confirmation, by William son of Jothlinus [al. Jolanus] of Denton, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of the land of Denton given by his father, with pasture, all specified as in the grant on p.18-119 above.
Witnesses: as to the preceding grant p.118-119 above.
Was 6.2.Elemos.2.
p.119-120   [?1191]
Concession for 15 years from 1211 [recte 1191 ?*], by William son of Jolanus of Denton, to the almonry of St Cuthbert, of one bovate in Denton with house and toft.
Witnesses: William, archdeacon [of Durham]; Simon, chamberlain; Mr Richard of Coldingham; Mr Richard of Cadney; Mr Walter of Haddington; and many others.
[* i.e. MCxCj rather than MCCxj: among the witnesses Archdeacon William was dead by 1197 and Richard of Coldingham died in 1198.]
Was 6.2.Elemos.3.
p.120   [1153 x 1195: Puiset bishop]
Sale for 20s., by Alan of Chilton, with the consent of his wife and heirs, to William, carpenter of Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, of 20 acres of assart in Alan's vill of Healey, beside the crofts as far as the dene on the north side and along the way eastwards from the chapel to the dene, to be held of Alan free and quit of all service, custom or exaction.
Witnesses: Philip [son of Hamo], sheriff [of Durham]; Roger Burdon; Gilbert de Laley; Osbert of Layton; Roger of Eppleton; Roger of Kibblesworth; Geoffrey of Thorpe; Geoffrey son of Richard; Alexander of Hylton; Richard de Parco; Alan Bruncoste; Bertram of Hetton; and many others.
p.121   [1153 x 1197: Puiset bishop]
Grant in free alms, by William, carpenter of Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of the 20 acres of land in Healey bought by William from Alan [of Chilton] lord of that vill for 20s.
Witnesses: Philip [son of Hamo], sheriff [of Durham]; Jordan Escolland; Roger Burdon; and many others.
p.121   [1153 x 1197: Puiset bishop]
Grant in free alms, by Alan of Chilton, with the consent of his wife and heirs, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of 20 acres in Healey bought from him by William, carpenter of Hugh [of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, for 20s.
Witnesses: Philip [son of Hamo], sheriff [of Durham]; Roger Burdon, Gilbert de Laley; Osbert of Layton; Roger of Eppleton; Roger of Kibblesworth; Geoffrey of Thorpe; Alexander of Hylton; and many others.
p.121-122
Grant in free alms, by Alan son of Alan of Chilton, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of a toft in his vill of Healey between Edmund's toft and Hervey's [?] toft; also confirming to them the gift by William carpenter [p.121 above] of 20 acres in Healey as confirmed by his father by charter [p.121 above].
Witnesses: Jordan Escolland; Osbert of Layton; William son of Thomas; Walter de Musters; Simon of Hawthorn; Alan Puinant; Richard of Ivesley; Ailward of Ivesley; Walter of Ferry[hill]; Alan his brother; Roger of Ferry[hill]; and many others.
p.122
1.4.Elemos.1a.
p.122*
Part (damaged) of a counterpart grant to Walter of Byker.
As p.155 below, not fully legible, and Reg.I, f.i.66v.
p.122-124
{Note: Brandon, now nothing because of an exchange for lands in Burdon, early 15th century.}
Grant in free alms, by Elias of Hetton, to the monks of Durham for their almonry, of two parts of his land towards the south with wood, granted to him by Robert de Humez for his homage and service, i.e. all the land with wood between Belithornburn and the way from Weardale and from the land of Roger Loiseillur to the dike running from Birdburn to Hengandsideburn and from Hengandsideburn up the dike to Enedwell towards the east to Theverode and from Theverode towards the north to Sidelandway as it lies towards the west to Twiselburn and from Twiselburn south to Hengandsideburn, for 6d. a year to Robert de Humez, half at Pentecost and half at Martinmas, and doing the foreign service required from one bovate in the vill of Brandon with the vill of Brandon and half the vill of Preston doing one quarter of a knight's service, but quit of pannage for their own pigs on the said land in Robert de Humez's forest, and of multure of corn grown on that land, being next at the hopper [i.e. second in the queue at the mill], and having wood for building and burning under the foresters' supervision.
Witnesses: Robert de Amundeville; Roger d'Audre; Walter his brother; Alan of Burnigill; Stephen de Cant; Richard of Holmside; Robert of Langley; William of Aycliffe; Walter de Selebi; and others.
The original of the grant by Elias of the third part of this land, in almost exactly the same terms and with the same witnesses, is 6.1.Elemos.14.
p.124-125
6.1.Elemos.14.
p.125
2.6.Elemos.5.
p.125-126
2.6.Elemos.4.
p. 126
4.3.Elemos.1.
p.126-127
4.3.Elemos.3.
p.127-128
Grant in alms, by William de Muref, to the almonry of the monks of Durham, of 2 acres from his land in Stanhope in a suitable place in the field and 1 acre in toft and croft close to the house of Stephen further up.
Witnesses: Mr Alan of [R]ichmond; Mr Walter of Haddington; Mr Herbert the doctor; Ralph de Multrum [?]; William Breuuiat [?]; Roger de Muref; and many others.
p.128
Grant in free alms, by William de Muref, for the almonry of the monks [of Durham], of 3 acres in Stanhope, 2 in the crofts of Rookhope and 1 beside the house of Richard of Derby.
Witnesses: Mr Richard of Howden; Simon deacon; Alexander Rufus; Ralph son of Thomas; Robert son of Lambert; William son of William del Hill; Richard son of Thurkil; Robert son of Bernolf; and many others.
p.128-129
Grant in free alms, by Roger de Muref, to the monks of Durham, of a toft with a croft of 1 acre in Stanhope beside the house of Lambert the marble-cutter, with 2 other acres in the field in Rookhope crofts.
Witnesses: William de Muref; Roger's brother; Roger Bardolf; Hugh Callidus; Alan Rufus; William del Hill; Abraham son of Roger; Robert nephew of Roger; Benedict; John of Ketton; Richard Brun; and many others.
p.129
2.6.Elemos.2.
p.129-130
2.4.Elemos.2a.
p.130
2.4.Elemos.7.
p.130-131
3.1.Ebor.7.
p.131-132
2.4.Elemos.1.
p.132
Grant in free alms, by Robert of Langley, to the monks of Durham, of 2 bovates that Hugh held of him in Langley, with toft and croft.
Witnesses: Leo [de Heriz], sheriff [of Durham]; Jordan Escolland; Gilbert de Laley; Roger d'Audre; William of Lumley; Roger of Kimblesworth [recte Kibblesworth ?]; Roger of Eppleton; William of Layton; Jordan Heirun; Ralph de Dispensa; John of Ketton; Richard Brun; William Aycliffe; and many others.
p.132-133   [1197 x 1217: Aimery archdeacon]
Grant in free alms, by William of Lintz, with the consent of Cecily his wife and his heirs, to the prior and monks of Durham and their almonry, of 40 acres in Lintz lying towards the east and towards the north from Uthred's house, with a toft and croft in Lintz that belonged to Uthred.
Witnesses: Aimery, archdeacon [of Durham]; Jordan Escolland; Leonisius [Leo de Heriz], sheriff [of Durham]; Geoffrey son of Geoffrey; Robert son of Meldred; Robert de Amundeville; Robert de Watteville; Roger d'Audre; Geoffrey de Conyers; Gilbert Hansard; Simon of Hawthorn; Roger of Puncherton; Roger Burdon; Ranulf of Fishburn; Robert son of Thomas; Walter of Ferry[hill]; Ralph Bard; William of Ketton; John his brother; and many others.
Copied from a copy: Almoner's Rental & Cartulary f.171v.
p.133-134
As 5.3.Elemos.1a.
p.134-135
3.5.Elemos.7.
p.135
2.2.Elemos.1.
p.135-136
4.3.Elemos.2.
p.136
5.3.Elemos.2b.
p.137
2.4.Elemos.14.
p.137-138
1.3.Elemos.7a.
p.138
Appointment, by Ralph de Rougemont, of his brother Adam as his proctor over an exchange made between Ralph and the almoner of Durham for land at Holme and Edmundbyers.
p.139-141
Grant in free alms, by John of Hambledon, for the souls of himself, Gilbert Hansard and his son Gilbert, John de Amundeville and his son Robert, etc., to the monks in Durham, of 10 bovates in West Chirton, held by Edmund the reeve, Godfrey his neighbour, Uthred, Uthred's neighbour William and William son of Godfrey, with tofts and crofts and other lands, and with a third part of the mill, to be repaired by the men of the vill when necessary, a third of the fishery of the vill and a third of all appurtenances of the vill; of two tofts in Relley, that Walter Potter and Godfrey held, 40 acres there, lying beside the road from Durham to Relley at the north, and the whole mill of Relley, with the mill-pond to be repaired by the men of the vill when necessary; one toft in Shipley that Robert de Burn held, with 12 acres between the vill and the wood and nearer the wood at the north of Shipleyburn, and the whole mill of Shipley, with the mill-pond to be repaired by the men of the vill when necessary; for the support of three priests assigned by the monks to celebrate for the souls of those already named and for the safety of all supporters and benefactors of St Cuthbert's church and the monks there, one at the altar of St John the Baptist in St Oswald's church [Elvet], serving the sick and dead in St Oswald's hospital, one in St Mary Magdalen's church of the leper hospital, caring for the lepers under the almoner [of Durham], and the third in the hospital of St John the Evangelist before the abbey gate, with the monks ensuring the suitability of the priests and replacing any unsuitable, and freed from supporting the priests in proportion to any failure of warranty.
Witnesses: Gilbert Hansard; Robert son of Meldred; Robert de Amundeville; Roger de Albini; Thomas Bardolf; Richard of Holmside; Thomas son of Bernard; Adam Baret; Walter Grafard; Gervase de Banton; Walter of Byker; Robert of Holywell; Roger of Holywell; and others.
p.141
Assignment, by Richard Brun, with the licence of his lords the prior and convent of Durham, after the death of himself and of Agnes his wife, for the support of paupers in the almonry of Durham's infirmary, of all his land of Wardley held of the prior and convent during life by them, and of his land of Coldingham with buildings bought from Nicholas once clerk of the prior of Coldingham, the latter to be assigned to the infirmary after the death of the first of them, and the land of Wardley to be held heritably by any heir of Richard's body after his death.
Witnesses: William of Aycliffe; Walter de Selesbi; William of Bishopton; Robert of Ripon; and many others.
Was 3.6.Elemos.4.
For a grant to Richard and Agnes by Prior Ralph [1218x1234] on partly similar terms, see Reg.I, f..i.58r-v.
p.142
3.10.Spec.1.
See also p.108-109 above.
p.143-144
3.10.Spec.2.
p.144
3.10.Spec.7.
p.145
3.10.Spec.9, with two parsons of Darlington transposed.
p.146-147
3.10.Spec.21.
p.147-148
Grant in free alms, by Robert son of Meldred, to the prior and convent of Durham for supporting their almonry, of all the land that Ranulf of Wackerfield held of him in Wackerfield, and held by Robert of the prior and convent, with the toft and croft held by the said R[anulf], and confirming that the men on that land should grind the corn from it at Robert's mill of Staindrop free of multure, with only Robert's corn and that of any of his free men with exemption there from multure having preference at the mill, and that they may have 20 pigs each year in the wood and pasture of Langley free of pannage.
Witnesses: Gilbert Hansard; Robert de Amundeville; Roger d'Audre; Simon of Hawthorn; Adam of Hilton; Stephen of Elwick; Patrick of Lutterington; Thomas Bardolf; William of Nottingham; and many others.
p.149
Grant by Walter de Musters as p.104-105 above, with John de Amundeville between the second and third witnesses.
p.150
Grant by Mr Simon of Farlington as p.103 above.
p.150
Lower part of page blank.
p.151-152
2.1.Elemos.5a or 2.1.Elemos.5b.
p.152-153
2.1.Elemos.23.
p.153
Grant in fee for 2 marks, by Hugh de Haverenckes [Avranches ?: cf. 1.2.Elemos.13 “Hugh de Auerenches”], to Robert de Musters, of his entire messuage in the Bailey Durham, between the tofts of Walter de Musters and Mr Peter goldsmith, for 1lb. pepper each year at St Cuthbert in September.
Witnesses: the archdeacon of Durham; Jordan Escolland; Robert de Amundeville; Roger de Arde [d'Audre ?]; William de Musters; William of Lumley; William of Layton; Roger of Eppleton; Ranulf of Fishburn; Ranulf Buche; and many others.
p.153-154
1.2.Elemos.13.
p.154    [1143 x 1152: William bishop]
{Sherburnleys} [early 15th century]
{Grant in free alms, by William [of Ste Barbe] bishop of Durham, to Mary Magdalen and the infirm there, of land in Sherburn, i.e. an island on the west side between the two streams beside the road.
Witness: Ranulf arch[deacon].
The entry for this document on p.73 above states that it concerns land before the gate of Sherburn. [14th century.]
Printed: Durham Episcopal Charters 1071-1152, ed. H.S. Offler (Surtees Society 179, 1968) p.170-172.
p.154*
Grant at Lintz as Reg.I, f.i.66r, also Alm.Rntls.&Cart. f.171v-172r.
p.155
As Reg.I, f.i.66v (i), also Almoner's Rentals & Cartulary f.172v.
Part (damaged) of original unexecuted counterpart: p.122* above.
p.155
As Reg.I, f.i.66v (ii).
p.155
As Reg.I, f.i.66v (iii).
p.155   [early 15th century]
{Cross-reference by [John] Fishburn for grant to Adam de Celario: Reg.I, f.i.90[v].}
p.156
As Reg.I, f.i.66v-67r.
p.156   [1218 x 1234: Ralph prior]
Grant at fee-farm, by Ralph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, to Lawrence of Brandon, of all the land that belonged to Elias of Hetton in Brandon [see p.122-125 above], for 6s. 8d. at Pentecost and at Martinmas to their almonry for supporting the poor and a further 6d. at those terms, and doing the foreign service required from one bovate in the vill of Brandon with the vill of Brandon and half the vill of Preston doing one quarter of a knight's service.
Also copied Reg.I, f.i.67r (i).
p.156-157
As Reg.I, f.i.67r (ii).
p.157
As p.159 below (ii).
p.157   [1218 x 1234: Ralph prior]
Grant, by Ralph [Kerneth] prior and the convent, to Richard son of William and his heirs, of 2 bovates in Burdon given by Roger son of Zachary of Burdon, for half a mark a year to their almonry, 40d. at Rogationtide and 40d. at Martinmas.
Also copied Reg.I, f.i.67r-v.
p.158
As Reg.I, f.i.67v (i).
p.158   [1218 x 1234: Ralph prior]
Concession, by Ralph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, to Mr Alexander Nolanus and two assigns after him, of the house in the Bailey Durham which Aimery former archdeacon of Durham held of the monks during his lifetime, which Alexander may assign during his lifetime or bequeath in his will but not to a house of religion, for half a mark a year to their almonry, half at Martinmas and half at Pentecost, with the house reverting to the almonry after the death of Alexander and the assigns.
p.158-159
As Reg.I, f.i.67v-68r.
p.159   [Probably 1189 x 1213: Bertram I prior, rather than Bertram of Middleton (1244-58), since Alexander the doctor occurs c.1200, 1.2.Pont.9.]
Grant, by B[ertram] prior of Durham and the convent, to Gilbert of Wolviston, of a plot in the Bailey Durham towards the south belonging to their almonry which Alexander the doctor once held, to be held by Gilbert, his heirs and assigns excluding the religious apart from the monks of Durham holding of themselves, for 4s. 6d. a year to the almonry of Durham, half at Rogationtide and half at Martinmas, with Gilbert performing the requisite services.
p.159
Grant, by Ralph [Kerneth] prior and the convent of Durham, to Emma once daughter of Adam of Thornley, of the 40 acres in Thornley given by the same Adam for the support of paupers in their almonry, for half a mark a year to the almonry, 40d. at Pentecost and 40d. at Martinmas, with reversion to the almonry in the absence of heirs of Emma's body.
Also copied p.157 above, now not fully legible, and Reg.I, f.i.67r (iii) and 68r (ii).
p.160
As Reg.I, f.i.68r-v.
p.160
As Reg.I, f.i.68v.
Also copied later p.27-28 above.
p.161
Record concerning the almonry vaccary at Bearpark as p.77 above.
p.161
4½ lines heavily erased, probably a memorandum of a grant of a corrody, see references to a week and gallons of ale.
p.161   [1284]
Note that Henry Potter de Haukelynde [Hauxley ?] made fine for the land of Brandon from the vigil of Circumcision [31 December] 1284; entry fine 2s.
p.162   [31 July] 1312
3.3.Elemos.2, with a note of a date appended: Monday after James 1312, W[illiam] of Cowton almoner.
p.162   24 August 1314
Grant for a payment, by John of Layton almoner of Durham, with the consent of Geoffrey [Burdon] prior of Durham and the convent, to Thomas son of Gamellinus of Bradley, for life, of food, clothing, etc. (specified).
Date: Durham 24 August 1314.
p.162   [3 May 1316]
Grant, by John of Layton almoner of Durham, with the consent of Geoffrey [Burdon] prior of Durham and the convent, to William son of Richard Wydo of the Old Borough Durham, for life, of food, clothing, etc. (specified), to be withdrawn should they be impleaded and lose the lands and tenements granted to them by William.
Date: ... .. [3 *] May [13]16 [* Date added at the foot of p.163 below.]
p.163   [4 October] 1304
Memorandum reciting:
Grant, by John of Barnard Castle almoner of Durham, with the consent of Richard de Hoton prior of Durham and the convent, to Nicholas Miller of Medomsley and Agnes his wife, for life, of food, clothing, etc. (specified), and of a house in the Bailey Durham that Robert of Wolviston's mother held, for 2s. 6d. a year, with reversion to the almoner.
Date: Durham 4 Non. October 1304.
p.163   [24 July] 1307
Note of the reception of Ymama [?] of Hedley as a sister in the [almoner's] infirmary of Durham by Thomas of Haswell almoner, vigil of James 1307.
p.163   [18 November] 1310
Memorandum of a grant for a payment, by William [of Tanfield] prior and the convent of Durham and Hugh de [Monte Alto *] almoner, to Adam of Heworth called ..ydele [?], for life, of food (specified).
Date: Durham 14 Kal. December 1310.
[* The surname of the only monk called Hugh to hold office as almoner during the earlier fourteenth century; cf. the next item.]
p.163
{5 Non. May 1316} [Date of cropped text at the foot of p. 162 above]
p.164    [17 December] 1310
Grant, by Hugh de Monte Alto almoner of Durham, with the consent of William [of Tanfield] prior and the convent of Durham, to William of Dalton of Bradbury, for life, of food, clothing, etc. (specified).
Date: Durham 16 Kal. January 1310.
p.164
Memorandum of the reception of Adam del Hill of Witton as a brother in the [almoner's] infirmary Durham, with food specifed.
p.164   [?1308 x 1313]
Grant, by William prior of Durham and the convent, to Thomas of Overton smith, for life, of nine white loaves a week and a small chamber on the east side of the cathedral.
Date lost [the script and the date of the item at the head of the page make the priorate of William of Tanfield, 1308-1313, more likely than that of William of Cowton, 1321-1341.]
p.165-166
4.1.Elemos.13.
p.166-167
4.1.Elemos.6.
p. 167-168
5.1.Elemos.2.
p.168-169
4.1.Elemos.5.
p.169
5.1.Elemos.9.
p.170-171
5.1.Elemos.6.
p.171
5.1.Elemos.3.
p.171-172
5.1.Elemos.11a, omitting several witnesses.
p.172-173
5.1.Elemos.4.
p.173
5.1.Elemos.10b.
p.173-174
5.1.Elemos.7.
p.174
5.1.Elemos.8.
p.174-175
4.1.Elemos.4.
p.175
5.1.Elemos.12a.
p.175-176
5.1.Elemos.13.
p.176
5.1.Elemos.22.
p.176-177
5.1.Elemos.12b.
p.177
5.1.Elemos.1b.
p.178
Upper half left blank.
p.178-179   [?1270]
Lease for 20 years from Pentecost 1270 for a payment in advance, by Ralph of Broom, to his brother Lawrence of Broom, of 15 acres in Durham held of the almoner of Durham by Ralph by charter, between land of Walter of Broom on the east and of Alan of Broom on the west, paying the almoner 5s. a year, with Lawrence inheriting the land in the event of Ralph's death within the term. Ralph's pledges: Walter of Broom, Alan of Broom and Ralph lessee of Aldrigs, each sealing together with Ralph.
Witnesses: Geoffrey of Egglescliffe; Geoffrey of Northampton; Henry of Hornby; Nicholas de le Gerner; Stephen of Softley; Robert of Relley; and many others.
p.179-180   [15 August] 1323
Grant, by Alan son of Robert Tailor, to his nephew John of Wolviston, of an annual rent of 10s. in Broom from all the lands of Richard de Hoton son of William de Hoton formerly resident in Wolviston, owed by Richard to Alan.
Witnesses: John de Aldwood; Henry of Broom; William Lille; William son of Walter; John Bill; Adam of Relley; Adam Wycher; and many others.
Date: Broom, Assumption B.V.M. 1323.
p.180   [25 October ?*] 1323
Grant, by Richard de Hoton, to John of Wolviston, of one messuage, 15 acres, 2 {acres of meadow}, wood containing half a rood of land, and the service of William son of Peter of Broom due to Richard for an acre held of him by William in Broom, i.e. 2s. a year.
Witnesses: Hugh de Scolland; John del Aldwood; William son of Walter of Durham; Henry of Broom; John of Seaton; William Lille; Adam of Broom; and many others.
Date: Broom, Tuesday after Romanus ep. 1323.
[* Assuming that Romanus archiep. is meant, not Romanus m.]
p.180-181   [4 September] 1337
Quit-claim, by Nicholas son and heir of John of Wolviston, proved to be of full age in the court of his lord the prior of Finchale at Aldingrange, to John Miller of Billingham and Alice his wife, of the 15 acres, 2 acres of meadow and a piece of wood in Broom by Aldingrange with which Nicholas's mother Emma was dowered, and with which John and Alice have been enfeoffed by Nicholas.
Witnesses: Roger of Esh, knight; Simon of Esh, steward of the prior of Finchale; John Bille; Henry of Broom; Adam Relley, and others.
Date: Broom by Aldingrange Cuthbert in September 1337.
p.181
Grant, by Lawrence of Broom, to Walter son of William de Hoton, of two tofts and two crofts with all the land and rent that Walter has in Broom, for 10s. a year.
Witnesses: Roger lord of Esh; William de Anford; William Lille; Roger son of Luciana; Peter of Broom; and others.
p.181-182   [19 March 1341]
Grant (indented), by John Miller of Billingham, to William his son and the heirs of his body, of all his holdings in Broom by Aldingrange, with reversion to John in the absence of heirs of William's body; one part sealed by each of the parties.
Date: Broom by Aldingrange, Monday the vigil of Cuthbert in March 1340.
Witnesses: John de Aldewood; Richard de Hoton; William of Langley; Adam of Relley; Henry of Broom; Alan Langs; and others.
p.182-183
5.2.Elemos.14.
p.183-184
Grant for her lifetime, by Beatrix formerly wife of Hugh Fidy mason, in her widowhood, to John Bille, of a rent of 18d. a year from the house in the borough of Durham occupied by John Pirulas beside the house of Matilda of Moorsley, which Beatrix claimed before the bishop of Durham's justices from Richard Fossor, for 5¼d. to the almoner of Durham.
Witnesses: John of Grindon, bailiff of the borough of Durham; Gilbert of Greystones; Robert of Quarrington; Hugh of the same; Thomas of Raby; Roger Man; James apothecary; Hugh of Ellerker; Gilbert of Quarrington; Geoffrey clerk; and others.
[Not traced in Camsell]
p.184 & 189
Grant, by William chaplain called Nuncius, to Adam Scuerte and Wimark his wife, of a messuage in Claypath in the borough of Durham between land that belonged to Roger Scuerte and land that belonged to Richard son of Roger Tailor, for 5s. 2d. a year, half at St Cuthbert in September and half at St Cuthbert in March, with William and his heirs paying the lord of the fee 3s. 2d. at those terms.
Witnesses: John (p.184 ends; p.189:) son of Gilbert, Hugh of Quarrington, reeves; Thomas Butcher; Hugh Lombard; Thomas Lombard; Thomas of Grindon; Robert of Wycliffe; Roger Cutler; Walter Spicer; Hugh of Peebles; Peter of Whitwell; Robert of Kelloe; and others.
[Not traced in Camsell]
p.185   [3 May 1340 x 1345]
Memorandum of the admission by John of Butterwick, almoner of Durham, of Agnes of Butterwick to the [almoner's] infirmary on the Invention of the Cross 134.*.
[* John of Butterwick ceased to be almoner on 1 November 1345, having held office since at least 1329.]
p.185   [12 October] 1344
Memorandum of the reception of William Barker as a brother of the Mary Magdalen hospital on Wilfrid 1344, in the time of John of But[terwick] almoner.
p.185   [12 October 1344 x 1345]
Memorandum of the reception of William of Sedgefield as a brother of the Mary Magdalen hospital on Wilfrid 134.*, in the time of John of Butterwick almoner.
[* Either 1344 or 1345: the opening Q of Quarto or Quinto can be read.]
p.185
Memorandum that, following the dispute between the almoner of Durham and the men of Barmpton at harvest-time 1266 over Gillycorn sheaves brought before the archdeacon of Durham and his official, on 2 Kal. March [28 February], before Mr G. of Gilling and Mr Roger of Witham in Darlington church, Roger almoner of Durham and the men of Barmpton (Richard of [* Carl]bury, Gilbert son of Richard, Adam de Burgo, Thomas son of Gilbert, John [Balloc *], Gilbert son of Roger of Skern[ingham *], William son of Roger of the same, Peter Talun, Nicholas son of Richard, William Bobus) appeared, the almoner claimed one thrave for each plough going out on the day after Epiphany or 6 sheaves for each bovate, while the men agreed on one thrave for each plough and 4 sheaves for each bovate, to which the almoner would not assent, but eventually outside the chapel in the church, in the presence of John son of John of A[ycliffe *] chaplain and Roger Gris chaplain of Haughton, the men promised what they used to give, i.e. one thrave of oats for each plough tilling between 4 and 7 bovates and if fewer 6 sheaves for each bovate, and the two chaplains set their seals to this document.
*(4.10.Spec.5* comprises two more copies, one older, one later, neither entirely legible.)
p.186
3.2.Elemos.6.
See also p.200-201 below.
p.186
3.2.Elemos.3.
p.187
3.2.Elemos.5.
p.187   [10 February 1373]
Grant, by Thomas of Hardwick almoner of Durham, with the prior's assent, to Agnes Lightfoot, for life, of food (specified), etc. in the [almoner's] infirmary outside the [abbey] gate in Durham, with licence to live outside Durham until the next feast of ??? and to reap each harvest-time wherever she choose, all subject to forfeiture for fornication or adultery.
Date: Durham, Scholastica 1372.
p.188   [8 June] 1348
Grant, by Richard of Bickerton almoner of Durham, with the consent of the prior and convent, to Agnes Slater of Hexham, for life, of food (specified), clothing and the first vacant bed in the [almoner's] infirmary Durham.
Date: Durham, Pentecost 1348.
p.188   [30 December] 1348
Memorandum of the reception of Agnes Slater of Hexham as a sister of the [almoner's] infirmary, in the time of Richard of Bickerton [almoner], morrow of Thomas m.1348.
p.188   [2 October] 1350
Memorandum of the reception of Alice d.ray as a sister of Witton [Gilbert] hospital, in the time of Richard of Bickerton [almoner], Saturday after Michael 1350.
p.188   1355
Memorandum of the reception by Roger of Allerton almoner of William Gofoste [? *] as a brother of the [almoner's] infirmary, at the instance of William of Goldsborough and John of Normanby [monks of Durham], but waiting until after the fulfilment of infirmary grants by Roger's predecessor Richard of Bickerton to Ralph Shepherd, [blank] a kinswoman of William of Goldsborough and Richard son of Ralph of Hewo[rth], 1355.
[* ? Cf. William Gasofot p.190 below.]
p.189
List of names [continuing witness-list from p.184 above ?, q.v.]
p.189   1 March [1358]
Memorandum of the grant by John of Normanby almoner [of Durham] to Emma of Manfield for life of food (specified), 1 March 1357.
p.189   2 March [1358]
Memorandum reciting:
Grant for an advance payment, by John of Normanby almoner of Durham, to Alice of Heworth, of the bed in the [almoner's] infirmary recently occupied by Matilda of Esh and, on payment by her of 6 marks owed to the almonry, food (specified) for life, subject to forfeiture for contravention of the hospital statutes or fornication.
Date: Durham 2 March 1357.
p.189   23 March [1358]
Memorandum (crossed out) of the reception by John of Normanby almoner [of Durham] of John Colt of Kimblesworth into the [almoner's] infirmary with food (specified) for life, 23 March 1357.
p.190
Memorandum of the reception of Richard Waller as a brother of the infirmary outside the abbey gate, with licence to stay outside as long as he choose, from John of Normanby almoner.
p.190   [22 July] 1358
Grant for an advance payment, by John of Normanby almoner of Durham, to Mary of Pittington, of a bed in the infirmary outside the abbey gate in Durham and food (specified) for life as for William Gasofot or Eva of Alwent, with licence to stay in Pittington or elsewhere for two years but without having the weekly dish of meat or fish from the Covey and, as demanded by the infirmary constitution (status), forfeiting the whole provision for not taking up continuous residence in the infirmary after the two years.
Date: Durham, Sunday Mary Magdalen 1358.
p.191   24 May 1364
Grant, by John of Hemingbrough almoner of Durham, with the assent of the prior and convent, to Alice formerly wife of Robert Bateson, of entry to the infirmary outside the abbey gate after the deaths of three brothers or sisters, with provision for life as for Cecily of Allerton or Cecily de ?Wervill and, until her entry, a white loaf each week from the servant of the Covey, having Cecily of Allerton's room after her death, subject to forfeiture and removal for fornication after her entry.
Date: Durham, 24 May 1364.
p.191   [5 April] 1372
Grant, by Thomas of Hardwick almoner of Durham, with the prior's assent, to John de Twgale [!], for life, of one white loaf a week and provision in the infirmary outside the abbey gate in Durham, subject to forfeiture for fornication or adultery after the said entry [to the infirmary, but not previously mentioned].
Date: Durham, Non. April 1372 .
p.192
Note that Adam son of Geoffrey gave to the almonry of Durham 20 acres in Bradbury; William de Musters 24 acres with one toft towards the east, 14 perches long and 6 wide; Walter of Mainsforth 16 acres.
p.192   25 January [1370]
Grant for a payment, by Thomas of Hardwick almoner of Durham, with the consent of the prior and convent, to Ilbota widow of Richard Waller, for life, of a bed in the infirmary outside the abbey gate in Durham with provision, and food from the Covey on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday, with licence to stay at Pittington or elsewhere until the next feast of St Martin, subject to forfeiture for fornication.
Date: Durham, 25 January 1369.
p.193   1259
1259 first year of Nicholas of Hexham [as almoner] Thomas of Beverley made fine for land in Elvet that Osbern le Couper once held of the almoner [of Durham], i.e. a house with its garden and stretching frames [?: exstentis] in the garden, and in another garden that O[sbern] held of the almoner and with a grange on the upper part of the gardens, and all the land that Emma of Gateshead held of the almoner, the house held by Osbern going to Thomas on E[mma] relinquishing it, for 20s. a year to the almoner. Thomas made fine in 1259 with Nicholas of Hexham almoner.
Witnesses: Patrick, vicar of St Oswald's [Elvet]; Richard Piyun; Peter baker; Walter of Allenshiel, porter of Durham.
p.193
Hawisia wife of Richard of Wiserley made fine for the land that her husband held of the almoner [of Durham] until her boy's coming of age.
p.193   (margin) 1260
John miller of Rainton made fine for 48 acres in Rainton, giving in the beginning 15s., and an annual rent of 2s.; held by chirograph for a term of 24 years at 22s. a year.
p.193
The wife of Ralph of Denton made fine for the wardship and land of Denton until her son's coming of age, 8s.
p.193
Aimery de Scolland took the land of Consett from the almoner [of Durham] for 20 years for 6s. 8d. a year by chirograph, with 5s. paid beforehand, the state of the buildings being: hall mediocre, chamber adequate, grange good, cow-shed poor, sheepfold adequate, with a small orchard.
p.194
Note that Lawrence of Ketton porter assigned all his land of Aycliffe to the almoner [of Durham] and also bequeathed it; after his death John of Ketton sought from Nicholas [of Hexham] almoner the wardship of the son of Lawrence's wife, and N[icholas] bought the wardship, relief and all things belonging to John as the true lord of that land, as more fully in John's charter.
p.194   [11 November] 1265
Memorandum of the reception by Roger of Methley almoner of Durham of Robert Stertler of Stanhope into the Mary Magdalen hospital, and also of Hawisia his wife, being provided with food (specified) until another sister's death, Martin 1265.
{She had the place of Alice of Ferry[hill] who died in 1268.}
p.194   1268
Memorandum of the reception by Roger almoner [of Durham] of Utting of Pittington as a brother at the Mary Magdalen hospital, 1268.
p.194   [11 November] 1269
Memorandum of the reception by John of Haxby almoner of Durham of Adam del Green of Stanhope and Agnes his wife into the Mary Magdalen hospital, Martin 1269.
p.194   [11 November] 1284
Memorandum of the reception by Nicholas of Hexham [almoner of Durham] of Matilda de Bosco into the [almoner's] hospital in Durham with food (specified) provided, Martin 1284.
p.194
Note of the reception by the same N[icholas of Hexham almoner of Durham] of William de Bitun as brother, receiving a part of the “Scheppe”, etc. like any brother of the [almoner's] infirmary.
p.194
Grant, by Robert de Musters, to Robert of Fulforth on his marriage to de Musters's sister Matilda, of all the land in Fulforth, for 1lb. cumin or 4d. at [St Cuth]bert in September to the almonry [of Durham].
Witnesses: blank.
p.195
Three incomplete entries recording liveries by the almoner at Durham to John smith of Cronkley and his wife, Ranulf shepherd, and Peter of Broom.
p.195   [10 August] 1283
Memorandum of reception for 18 ... sterling by Nicholas of Hexham [almoner of Durham] of Jolbe of Dalton into the [almoner's] infirm[ary in] Durham with food (specified) for life, making a chamber for himself at his own expense on entering, Lawrence 1283.
p.195
Memorandum of the purchase by Ralph Marsh and Ralph del Blacksbanks from William son of Richard of Wiserley of the land of Wiserley in the time of William Lutterell [almoner of Durham: 1284 x 1291; and cf. next item], paying [the almoner] 6d. a year at Pentecost.
p.195   1285
Memorandum of the food (specified) to be received by Walter Peg' for life, under an agreement made in the time of William Lutterell [almoner of Durham] with the assent of the prior and convent, 1285.
p.195   1304
Note of the reception by John of Barnard Castle almoner of Durham of William le Frer into the Mary Magdalen hospital, 1304.
p.195   1304
Note of the reception by John of Barnard Castle almoner of Durham of William of Cornforth into the Mary Magdalen hospital, 1304.
p.195   1304
Note of the reception by John of Barnard Castle almoner of Durham of Hugh Schether of Guisborough into the [almoner's] infirmary in Durham to the “Skeppe” and the “Cuppe”, 1304.
p.196
Survey and customary of Bruntoft.
p.196
Note that at the maundy on Maundy Thursday 307 paupers should each receive 4d. from the bursar, a total of 100s. 28d.
p.196   [3 September] 1282
Note of the reception by Nicholas [of Hexham] almoner [of Durham] of Henry [?] of Stanley into the almonry, having given the almoner 18 sheep [?] and 4s. 4d., with provision of food (specified), vigil of St Cuthbert in September 1282.
p.196
List giving details of food to be supplied to [inmates of the almoner's infirmary ?]: Wife of Esh, Wife of Satley, Robert Plawsworth, Robert Dalton, Richard chaplain [?].
p.197
4.2.Elemos.1.
p.197-198
4.2.Elemos.3.
p.199
Grant in free alms, with sepulture, by Adam of Thornley, for the souls of Hugh [of Le Puiset] formerly bishop of Durham, etc., to the monks at Durham for the support of paupers in their almonry, of the toft and croft that Richard de Sida held in Thornley with all the land from that toft southwards down between two arable lands to the sike dropping into Harperleyburn, up Harperleyburn to Griseburn, up from Griseburn by the hedge westwards to the markers (divisas factas) and by the markers south to William Walworth's house.
Witnesses: Thomas son of Bernard; Simon chaplain of Stanhope; Robert chaplain of Wolsingham; Richard of Holmside; Reginald Daublin; William of Medomsley; Adam of Bradley; William of Ebchester; Luke de Risseford; John of Witton; Richard of Bradley; William de Lascel; William of Weardale; Alan clerk; Stephen son of Elfin; and many others.
p.200
{Here are contained the rents due to the priest celebrated in the chapel of Ferry[hill].}
p.200
Grant in fee [for a payment *], by Alan Brun[coste *], to Henry of Ferry[hill], of the toft in the Bailey Durham running from the land of Arnald of Auckland towards the north gate, for a pair of gilt spurs or 4d. at St Cuthbert in September.
Witnesses: blank.
[* See 3.2.Elemos.6.]
p.200-201
3.2.Elemos.6, omitting witnesses.
See also p.186 above.
p.201
Note concerning property in 3.2.Elemos.6.
p.201
Statute concerning Crookton tithes, etc.
As p.76 above.
p.202
As Reg.I, f.i.69r-v.
p.202
Cross-reference to Reg.I, f.i.69.
p.202
Note that one bovate in Bradbury contains 16 acres.
p.203   [?1273 x 1285]
Confirmation by Richard * prior and the convent of Durham to John del Shiels of all the land with croft and toft that Edmund of Healey held of their almonry in Healey, for 6s. 8d. a year to their almonry.
[* The script suggests a dating to the time of Richard of Claxton as prior, 1273-1285, rather than Richard de Hoton, 1290-1308.]
Also copied p.227 below and Reg.I, f.i.69v.
p.203
Note of an agreement between Walter of Norton almoner [of Durham], at the prior's will, and Gilbert son of Peter of Boldon, that Gilbert should be in the almonry for life and receive extra provisions (specified), for 40s.
p.204   1306
Note of the reception by Thomas of Haswell almoner of Durham of Elena of York into the almonry, before ... 1306.
p.204   [1300]
Note of the transfer of Beatrix of Stamford from the Mary Magdalen hospital to the almoner's infirmary in Durham and her reception by Henry of Stamford [almoner], before Lent 1299.
p.204   18 May 1314
Memorandum of the transfer of William of Haswell from the Mary Magdalen hospital to the almoner's infirmary in Durham and his reception by John of Layton [almoner], 18 May 1314.
p.204   19 March [1315]
Memorandum of the reception by John of Layton almoner of Durham of Hawisia wife of Thomas son of Gamelin [?] into the [almoner's] infirmary, 19 March 1314.
p.204   3 April 1315
Memorandum of the reception by John of Layton almoner of Durham of Walter [?] son of Gilbert of Friskney [?] into the [almoner's] infirmary, 3 April 1315.
p.204   [16 August] 1315
Memorandum of the reception by John of Layton almoner of Durham of Matilda daughter of Roger Baty into the [almoner's] infirmary, day after Asssumption of Blessed Virgin Mary 1315.
p.205
Two lines totally obliterated.
p.205   1291
Agreement between Walter of Norton almoner of Durham and Agnes Mody that she should be in the almonry for life and receive extra provisions (specified), for 5 marks [£3 6s. 8d.].
Date: Durham, 1291.
p.205   [29 September] 1292
Note of a grant for 5 marks [£3 6s. 8d.] by W[alter] of Norton [almoner of Durham] to Gilbert of Langley of entry to the [almoner's] infirmary with provision of cloth (specified) and shoes, Michael 1292.
p.205   [1 May] 1315
Grant, by John of Layton almoner of Durham, with the consent of Geoffrey prior and the convent of Durham, to Eda of Thrislington, of food (specified) until provided with a bed in the [almoner's] infirmary, and then of food, cloth, etc. (specified) or the price of them.
Date: Durham, Kal. May [13]15.
p.206   [20 April] 1312
Note of the reception by [William] of Cowton almoner [of Durham] of Patrick [?] de Infirmario to the “Cuppe” etc. [in the almoner's infirmary in Durham], morrow of Elphege 1312.
p.206   [20 April 1312]
Note of the reception by the same of Matilda Roudes into the [almoner's] infirmary, same day and year.
p.206   [24 August 1313]
Note of the reception by William of Cowton almoner [of Durham] of Walter Winter into the [almoner's] infirmary, Bartholomew said year.
p.206   [1314]
Note of the reception, at the instance of William of Tanfield former prior of Durham, by the said W[illiam of Cowton] almoner [of Durham] of Thomas Cook into the [almoner's] infirmary, before the middle of Lent 1313.
p.206   [5 April 1314]
Note of the reception by the said W[illiam of Cowton] almoner [of Durham] of Elena of Wolviston into the [almoner's] infirmary, Good Friday said year.
p.206   [before 16 May 1314]
Note of the reception by the same W[illiam of Cowton] almoner [of Durham] of Margaret maid of the infirmary into the [almoner's] infirmary, before Ascension the said year.
p.206   [11 November] 1321
Memorandum of the reception by William [of Durham] almoner of Durham of John of Sunderland to the “Cuppe” etc. [in the almoner's infirmary in Durham], Martin 1321.
p.206   [29 September] 1320
Note of the reception, for a sum paid to Thomas of Haswell [former almoner of Durham], by the said William [of Durham] almoner [of Durham] of Robert de Grandon into the almonry of Durham, Michael 1320.
p.206
Lowest third of page blank.
p.207   [5 October] 1315
Note of the reception by John of Layton alm[oner of Durham] of Eda daughter of John Pachet to the “Cuppe” etc. [in the almoner's infirmary in Durham], S[unday ?] after Michael 1315.
p.207   [c. 28 December 1315]
Note of the reception by the same [John of Layton] almoner [of Durham] of Matilda of Gosforth [?] into the almonry, ... Innocents said year.
p.207   [26 January 1316]
Note of the reception by the same J[ohn of Layton] almoner [of Durham] of Roger of Hexham into the almonry, day after Conversion of Paul same year.
p.207   [4 October] 1316
Note of the reception by the said J[ohn of Layton] almoner [of Durham] of Agnes Bath [?] into the almonry, Monday after Leodegar 1316.
p.207   [25 December] 1315
Note of the reception by the said J[ohn of Layton] almoner [of Durham] of Gilbert del Hug' [i.e. Heugh ?] into the almonry, Christmas day 1315.
p.207
Lower two-thirds of page blank.
p.208
Detailed list of {harvest works owed to the almoner from property in Limekilngate, South Street and Crossgate} [in Durham].
p.208*   [c.1310]
Inserted slip, defective: Grant, by Hugh [de Monte Alto ?] almoner of D[urham], to ..., to have his bed in the [almoner's] infi[rmary], but with licence [to live elsewhere ?] in the Bailey Durham, for a payment of 3d. a year. [c.1310: Hugh almoner]
p.209   [17 June] 1315
Grant, for an advance payment, by Thomas of Haswell [almoner] of Durham, with the consent of the prior and convent, to Roger Walle of Crossgate, of food, cloth, etc. (specified).
Sealed by Richard de Aslakby subprior as well as the almoner.
Date: Durham, 15 Kal. July 1315.
p.209   [13 May] 1308
Memorandum of the grant, for 6 marks [£4] paid in advance, by Henry of Stamford almoner of Durham to Walter Littilred of Lintz for life of provision from the “Skepp” like other paupers of the [almoner's] infirmary, and also cloth (specified) and shoes each year.
Date: Durham, Monday before Dunstan 1308.
p.209   [1310]
{Memorandum of the grant by that Walter by charter [5.4.Elemos.4, dated 1310] of a rent of 3d. from land south of Lintz chapel.}
p.209   [10 August] 1309
Grant, for an advance payment, by Henry of Stamford almoner of Durham, with the consent of the prior and convent of Durham, to William of Roughside and Agnes his wife for life of provision from the “Skepp” like other paupers of the [almoner's] infirmary, and also cloth (specified) and shoes each year.
Date: Durham, Sunday Lawrence 1309.
p.210
Memorandum on the bounds of the parish of Witton Gilbert.
As p.36 above.
p.210   [c.1308]
Grant, for an advance payment, by Henry of Stamford [almoner] of Durham, with the consent of the prior and convent of Durham, to Thomas of Beckley and Thomas son of Ranulf of Beckley for life of provision from the “Skepp” like other brothers and sisters of the [almoner's] infirmary, and also cloth (specified) and shoes each year.
Date omitted.
p.210
Memorandum of Matilda of Stanhope having ... in the Mary Magdalen hospital [from the time of] Hugh de Monte Alto almoner of Durham.
p.210   [15 August] 1319
Memorandum of the reception by T[homas] of Haswell [almoner of Durham] of [Isol]da [?] wife of W. ...ssy to the “Cuppe” etc. [in the almoner's infirmary in Durham], Assumption of Blessed Mary 1319.
p.211
4.5.Elemos.1a.
p.212
5.5.Elemos.6.
p.212-214
As 4.5.Elemos.1*.
p.214-215
4.5.Elemos.1b.
p.215-216
5.5.Elemos.7.
p.216
4.5.Elemos.8.
p.217
5.5.Elemos.3.
p.217-218
5.5.Elemos.8.
p.218-219
5.5.Elemos.4, omitting last 3 witnesses.
p.219-220
4.5.Elemos.4, omitting last 2 witnesses.
p.220-221
4.5.Elemos.5, omitting two witnesses.
p.221-222
5.5.Elemos.1, omitting some witnesses.
p.222
4.5.Elemos.6, omitting last 2 witnesses.
p.223   [1183 x c.1190]
Grant in fee, by H[ugh of Le Puiset] bishop of Durham, to Gilbert de Laley, for 20s. a year, of the vill of Witton [Gilbert] by Durham, formerly of the fee of Gilbert former sheriff and rendering to the bishop 20s. a year, and then brought back into the bishop's hand.
Witnesses: Philip son of Hamo, sheriff; Geoffrey son of Richard; Jordan Escolland; Henry de Broc; Alexander of Hylton; Roger Burdon; Geoffrey of Thorpe; Richer of Wassand, and Peter his son; Thomas de Hellebete, and Sindo his son; Richard de Parco, and Geoffrey his son; Robert de Watteville; Henry of Farlington, and Walter his brother; Robert son of Hasto, and Peter and Adam his brothers; Robert de Hoton; Jordan of Hambledon, and Alexander his brother; Walter of Whalton.
{Gilbert's heirs have this charter with a seal.}
Printed: English Episcopal Acta 24 Durham 1153-1195, ed M.G. Snape (Oxford 2002), p.82.
p.224   1 October [1387]
Appointment, by Walter Tailboys knight, of Hugh of Corbridge and John of Denton, as his attornies to deliver seisin to William of Greystones, William of Cowton and Alan of Haydon, chaplains, of all the lands and tenement once called Moorhouse and now called Earlshouse by Kimblesworth.
Date: 1 October 11 Richard II.
p.224   1 October [1387]
Grant, by Walter Tailboys knight, to William of Greystones, William of Cowton and Alan of Haydon, chaplains, of all the lands and tenement once called Moorhouse and now called Earlshouse.
Witnesses: Richard del Park, John of Killerby, John Scrutvyle, Gilbert Egglyn, and others.
Date: 1 October 11 Richard II.
p.224-225   26 September 1392
Appointment, by William of Cowton and Alan of Haydon, chaplains, of Hugh of Corbridge and William of Thrislington, as their attornies to deliver seisin to Roger Cowherd and William of Masham clerk of all the lands and tenement called the Earlshouse by the park of Bearpark.
Date: 26 September 1392.
p.225   26 September 1392
Grant, by William of Cowton and Alan of Haydon, chaplains, to Roger Cowherd and William Masham clerk of all the lands and tenement called the Earlshouse by the park of Bearpark.
Witnesses: Richard del Park; Thomas of Tudhoe; William of Chilton; Alexander of Howden; William Corrour; and others.
Date: 26 September 1392.
p.225
Lower half of page blank.
p.226
As 2.6.Spec.75.
p.226
{Written at the beginning of a ferial gospel-book belonging to the sacrist's office in the revestry.}
p.226
Lowest quarter of page blank.
p.227
As p.203 (i) above.
p.227
Lower half of page blank.
p.228   23 July 1436
Appointment, by John [Wessington] prior of Durham and his fellow monk Richard Haswell [almoner], of Alexander Neville knight, as their attorney to demand and receive, in accordance with certain bonds, from Johanna, widow and executrix of John Freeman merchant of York, £8, borrowed by John, to implead her and distrain, etc.
Date: Durham, 23 July 1436.
p.228-229
3.1.Reg.4.
p.229
Memorandum on the bounds of the parish of Witton Gilbert as p.36 above, {with cross-references to Cart.II f.[306v and 298r]}.
p.229
Note referring to 5.3.Elemos.19.
p. 230-233
As Misc.Ch. 6206.
p.234
Various notes, mostly now illegible, but including:
Letter concerning the purchase of wood.
p.234
Language:   French
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