The Magna Carta Project

IX. A cartulary of the priory of St Neots: BL Cotton Faustina A iv, fos.23v-25.

by Professor David Carpenter

This seems a 1225 Charter save that the saving clause is in the 1217 position. The copy ends ‘hiis testibus’ and there is no ‘giving’ clause and date.1  The earl pays relief correctly ‘de baronia comitis integra’ and the baronial relief if £100, for once, not 100 marks. The 1225 Charter is followed by the Charter of the Forest (fos.25v-26). It also lacks witnesses and date.  


The cartulary is listed in C. Breay, J. Harrison and D. M. Smith, Medieval cartularies of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 2010), no.859.

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