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Notification of the King’s grant of the manor of Farringdon to the Cistercian monks at Farringdon to build an abbey

Identity

B165

Title

Notification of the King’s grant of the manor of Farringdon to the Cistercian monks at Farringdon to build an abbey

Beneficiary

Cîteaux Abbey (Institutions)

Date of issue

2 November 1203

Place of issue

Verneuil (Places)

Sources

B = PRO C 53/ (Charter Rolll 20 Henry III) m. , in an inspeximus 12 February
C = BL ms. Cotton Nero A xii (Beaulieu cartulary) fo.6r
D = PRO C 53/ (Charter Roll 53 Henry III) m.13, in an inspeximus of B, 10 January 1268

Printed

(from D) Sir William Dugdale and Roger Dodsworth, Monasticon Anglicanum, ed. J. Caley, H. Ellis and B. Bandinel, 6 vols in 8 (London 1846), v, 683 no.3; The Beaulieu Cartulary, ed. S.F. Hockey (Southampton, 1974),  XX; (calendar from B) Cal.Chart.R. 1226-57, 217; (calendar from D) Cal.Chart.R. 1257-1300, 115

Comment

Transcription

Iohannes Dei gratia rex Anglie etc.  Sciatis nos dedisse et presenti carta confirmasse Deo et ecclesie beate Marie Cisterc’ pro salute anime nostre et antecessorum et heredum nostrorum manerium de Farendon sicut monachi predicti monasterii Cisterc’ qui sunt apud Farendon illud tenent cum pertinentiis suis ad construendum ibi quandam abbatiam de ordine Cisterciensi ita quod ibi sit conuentus habendum et tenendum de nobis et heredibus nostris in puram et perpetuam elemosinam.  Quare volumus et firmiter precipimus quod predicti monachi habeant et teneant predictum manerium bene et in pace, libere et quiete et honorifice in omnibus locis cum omnibus libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus suis ad idem manerium pertinentibus ut predictum est.  Testibus domino E. Burdeg’ archiepiscopo et domino I(ohanne) Norwic’ episcopo, com(ite) W(illelmo) Maresc(allo), R(anulfo) com(ite) Cestr’, W(illelmo) com(ite) Sarr’, W(illelmo) com(ite) Arundel’, Willelmo de Brehous, Rogero de Thoeny, Petro de Pratell’.  Dat’ per manum Simonis prepositi Beuerlacen’ et archidiaconi Wellen’ apud Vernellium ii. die Nouembris regni nostri anno quinto.

Calendar

Notification that the king hasgranted to Cîteaux Abbey the manor of Farringdon.

Charters not found in surviving rolls