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Notification of the King’s grant of a fair at Lynn to John bishop of Norwich

Identity

B98

Title

Notification of the King’s grant of a fair at Lynn to John bishop of Norwich

Beneficiary

John de Gray (bishop of Norwich 1200–1214) (People)

Date of issue

8 January 1202

Place of issue

La Flèche (Places)

Sources

B = Norwich Cathedral Register II part ii fos.38v-39r.
C = Ibid. Register VII fo.8v.
D = PRO C 52/33 (Cartae Antiquae Roll II) no.13, abbreviated copy without witnesses, s.xiii med.

Printed

(from BC) The Charters of Norwich Cathedral Priory, ed. B. Dodwell, 2 vols. (London, 1974-1985), i, 47 no.82.  Cf. Rotuli Chartarum, ed. T.D. Hardy (London, 1837), 108b-109 which is not the same.

Comment

Transcription

I(ohannes) Dei gratia rex Angl(ie) dominus Hybern(ie) dux Norman(nie) Aquit(anie) comes Andeg(auie) archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, baronibus, iustic(iis), vicecomitibus et omnibus balliuis et fidelibus suis salutem.  Sciat(is) nos concessisse et presenti carta nostra confirmasse venerabili patri nostro in Cristo I(ohanni) Norwic’ episcopo secundo et successoribus suis annuatim unam feriam apud Lenn’ quindecim diesbus duraturam, scilicet vii. diebus ante f(estum) sancte Margar(ete) et ipso die sancte Margar(ete) et vii. diebus post idem festum sancte Margarete.  Quare volumus et firmiter precipimus quod predictus Ioh(anne)s Norwic’ episcopus et successores sui habeant et teneant predictam feriam sic(ut) predictum est bene et in pace, libere et quiete, integre, plenarie et honorifice cum omnibus libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus ad liberas ferias pertinent(ibus).  Hiis testibus: Simone Well’ archidiacono, Petro de Rupibus thesauarario Pictauis, Willelmo de Rupibus senescallo Andeg’, Willelmo Briwerio, Guarino de Glapion’, Petro de Stokes, Huberto de Burgo camerario nostro.  Datum per manus domini H(uberti) Cantuar’ archiepiscopi cancellarii nostri apud Fissam viii. die Ianuarii anno regni nostri tercio.

Calendar

Notification that the king has granted to John bishop of Norwich an annual fair at Lynn lasting for 15 days, to be held from the seventh day beforethe feast of St Margaret, on the feastday of St Margaret itself, and for the following seven days.

Charters not found in surviving rolls