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Notification of the King’s grant of protection to the Hospital of St Mary Magdalene, Preston

Identity

B185

Title

Notification of the King’s grant of protection to the Hospital of St Mary Magdalene, Preston

Beneficiary

Hospital of St Mary Magdalene, Preston (Institutions)

Date of issue

28 February 1206

Place of issue

Chester (Places)

Sources

B = PRO DL 36/3/66 pp.15-16, from a disbound cartulary of the Preston leper hospital, s.xiv.
C = PRO DL 42/1 (Great Coucher Book Volume 1) fo.87r, s.xv in.

Printed

Comment

Dated 29 February 1206

Cf. Henry II no.2104, and RLP, 59b

Transcription

Ioh(an)nes Dei gratia rex Anglie dominus Hibernie et dux Normann(ie) Aquit(anie) com(es) Andeg(auie) archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, com(itibus), baron(ibus), iustic(iis), vic(ecomitibus) et omnibus ministris et fidelibus suis salutem.  Sciatis quod hospital(is) sancte Mar(ie) Madg(alene) de Preston’ et leprosi ibidem comorant(es) sunt in manu et custodia et protectione nostra, et ideo precipimus quod manuteneatis, custodiatis et protegatis dictum hospital(em) et ipsos leprosos et omnes res suas et possessiones suas quas habent sicut nostras dominicas, ita quod nullam iniuriam vel molestiam vel grauamen eis enim faciat(is) vel ab aliquo fieri permittatis, et si quis eis super hoc foreffacere presumpserit, eis sine dilatione id emendare faciat(is) sicut littere Henr(ici) regis patris nostri patentes quas in(de) habent rationabiliter testantur.  Teste me ipso apud Cestr’ xxix. die Febr(uarii) anno regni nostri viiº.

Calendar

Notification that the king has granted his protection to the Hospital of St Mary Magdalene, Preston, and the lepors there.

Charters not found in surviving rolls