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Notification of the King’s grant of the vill of Oxford to the men of Oxford, at the ancient farm

Identity

B19A

Title

Notification of the King’s grant of the vill of Oxford to the men of Oxford, at the ancient farm

Beneficiary

Men of Oxford (People)

Date of issue

14 June 1199

Place of issue

Westminster, London, England (Places)

Sources

A = Oxford City Archives
B = Ibid. in inspeximus by Edward III (10 May 1327), Richard II 16 February 1378, etc through to Elizabeth I.

Printed

(with facsimile from A) Royal Letters Addressed to Oxford, ed. O.Ogle (Oxford 1892), 5-6 no.3.

Comment

survives in original - link

Transcription

Iohannes Dei gratia rex Anglie dominus Hibernie dux Normannie Aquitanie et comes Andegauie archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, baronibus, iusticiis, vicecomitibus, prepositis et omnibus balliuis et fidelibus suis salutem.  Sciatis nos concessisse et presenti carta confirmasse burgensibus Oxenefordie villam de Oxeneford’ tenendam de nobis et heredibus nostris ad firmam in perpetuum ad altiorem scilicet firmam quam reddere solebant tempore Henrici patris nostri vel regis Ricardi fratris nostri, de qua firma respondebunt in eadem villa vicecomiti nostro Oxeneford’ ad duos terminos scaccarii nostri, scilicet ad terminum Pasche de una medietate et ad festum sancti Michaelis de altera medietate.  Quare volumus et fimiter precipimus quod predicti burgenses habeant et teneant predictam villam cum omnibus pertinentiis et liberatatibus et liberis consuetudinibus suis in terris, in aquis, in piscariis, in molendinis et stangnis, in pratis et pasturis et in omnibus aliis rebus et locis ad firmam illius ville pertinentibus.  Testibus Will(elmo) London’, H(erberto) Sarum’, G(alfrido) Winton’ episcopis, Galfrido filio Petri comite Essex’, Willelmo Marescallo comite de Pembroke, Willelmo de Brahose, Willelmo Bregmare.  Dat’ per manum H(uberti) Cant’ archiepiscopi cancellarii nostri apud Westmon’ xiiii. die Iunii anno regni nostri primo.

 

Calendar

Notification that the king has granted to the burgesses of Oxford the vill of Oxford, to hold from the king at the ancient farm, namely that paid to Henry II, which they are to pay to the sheirff of Oxfordshire, half at Easter and the other half at Michaelmas.

Charters not found in surviving rolls