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Letters patent notifying the King’s grant of protection to William bishop of London

Identity

B168

Title

Letters patent notifying the King’s grant of protection to William bishop of London

Beneficiary

William de Sainte-Mère-Église (bishop of London 1199-1221) (People)

Date of issue

30 January 1204

Place of issue

Tower of London (Places)

Sources

B = PRO C 52/1 (Cartae Antiquae Roll A) no.10, s.xiii in.
C = PRO C 52/26 (Cartae Antiquae Roll BB) no.23, s.xiii in.

Printed

(from B) The Cartae Antiquae Rolls 1-10, ed. L. Landon, Pipe Rolls Society n.s. xvii (1939), i, 4 no.10, noting that itinerary only suits 1204.

Comment

Transcription

Iohannes rex et cetera.  Sciatis nos venerabilem patrem in Cristo dominum W(illelmum) Lond’ et omnes homines suos, res, terras, possessiones et tenementa sua in custodiam et protectionem nostram suscepisse.  Quare volumus et firmiter precipimus quod ipsum episcopum et omnes homines suos, res, terras, possessiones et tenementa sua manuteneatis, protegatis et custodiatis et non permittas quod aliquis ei vel rebus suis iniuriam, grauamen aut molestiam in aliquo inferat et si ei in aliquo forisfactum fuerit, id ei sine dilatione faciatis emendari, et prohibemus ne ipse ponatur in placitum de aliquo quod teneat de nobis in capite nisi coram nobis vel capitali iusticiario nostro.  Teste me ipso apud Turrim Lond’ xxx. die Ianuarii.

Calendar

Notification that the king has granted his protection to William bishop of London, his people, lands and possessions.

Charters not found in surviving rolls