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Notification of the King’s grant of licence to St Mary’s Abbey York to enclose the wood of Normanby

Identity

B172

Title

Notification of the King’s grant of licence to St Mary’s Abbey York to enclose the wood of Normanby

Beneficiary

St Mary's Abbey York (Institutions)

Date of issue

13 April 1204

Place of issue

Winchester (Places)

Sources

B = PRO C 53/ (Charter Roll 1 Edward II) m.3, in an inspeximus, 2 June 1308
C = PRO DL 42/1 (Great Coucher Book Volume 1) fo.379r-v, s.xv in.
D = Oxford, Bodleian Library ms. Dodsworth 116 fo.57r, abstract only, s.xvii.

Printed

(from B) Cal.Chart.R. 1300-26, 118 no.2

Comment

Cf. RC 128 for an enclosure in similar terms same date for wood in Oureton' qui vocatur Grimeshou.

Transcription

Iohannes Dei gratia rex Anglie dominus Hibernie dux Norm(annie) et Aquit(anie) comes Andegauie archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, baronibus, iustic(iis), vicecomitibus, prepositis et omnibus balliuis et fidelibus suis salutem.  Sciatis nos concessisse et presenti carta nostra confirmasse Roberto abbati sancte Marie de Eboraco quod possit includere boscum suum in Normaneby qui vocatur Gauthscou et facere inde parcum.  Quare volumus et firmiter precipimus quod predictus abbas et successores sui post eum habeant et teneant parcum illum imperpetuum bene et in pace, libere et quiete sicut liberum parcum cum omnibus pertinentiis suis ad faciend(um) inde voluntatem suam.  Preterea concessimus et hac carta confirmauimus predicto abbati quod ipse et successores sui imperpetuum possint capere vulpem et leporem in forestis nostris per totam Eboracscire libere sine cuiuslibet contradictione, et prohibemus super forisfacturam nostram ne aliquis illis de supradictis impedimentum faciat.  T(estibus) G(alfrido) fil(io) Petri comite Essex', R. comite de Clara, W(illelmo) comite Sar', H. comite Hereford', A(lberico) com(ite) Ebroic', Hugone de Neuill', Willelmo Briw', Roberto de Veteriponte, Petro de Stok' per manum domini S(imonis) Cistrens' electi apud Wynton' xiii°. die Aprilis anno regni nostri quinto.

Calendar

Notification that the king has granted to Robert abbot of St Mary’s York that he may enclose his wood of Normanby, which is called ‘Gauthscou’, and make a park.

Charters not found in surviving rolls