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Notification of the King’s grant to the men of Southampton of the vill at perpetual farm, together with the port of Portsmouth, for an annual rent of £200

Identity

B39

Title

Notification of the King’s grant to the men of Southampton of the vill at perpetual farm, together with the port of Portsmouth, for an annual rent of £200

Beneficiary

Men of Southampton (People)

Date of issue

29 June 1199

Place of issue

Roche-d’Orival, France (Places)

Sources

B = PRO C53 (Charter Roll 10 Edward II) m.9, in an inspeximus, 4 June 1317
C = Southampton, in an original inpseximus by Edward III, 4 April 1341, with date 30 June
D = PRO C 52/2 (Cartae Antiquae Roll B) no.19, s.xiii in.

Printed

(from B) Cal.Chart.R. 1300-26, 340-1 no.2; (from C) The Charters of the Borough of Southampton, ed. H.W. Gidden, Southampton Record Series (1909), 12-13 no.5; (from D) The Cartae Antiquae Rolls 1-10, ed. L. Landon, Pipe Rolls Society n.s. xvii (1939), i, 31 no.55

Comment

Transcription

Iohannes Dei gratia rex Anglie dominus Hibernie dux Norm(annie) et Aquit(anie) comes Andeg(auie) archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, comitibus, baronibus, iusticiis, vicecomitibus et omnibus balliuis et fidelibus suis salutem.  Sciatis nos concessisse et presenti carta confirmasse burgensibus nostris de Suthampton villam de Suthampton ad firmam imperpetuum cum portu de Portesmues cum omnibus pertin(entiis), libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus suis et aliis omnibus que ad firmam dicte ville de Suthampton pertinebant tempore Henrici patris nostri tenendam de nobis et heredibus nostris imperpetuum ad firmam reddendo inde annuatim ad festum sancti Michaelis ad scaccarium nostrum ducentarum linrarum sterlingorum.  Quare volumus et firmiter precipimus quod predicti burgenses habeant et teneant predictam villam cum predicto portu de Portesmues cum omnibus pertinentiis et liberatibus et liberis consuetudinibus ad illam firmam pertinentibus sicut predictum est.  Testibus Waltero Rothom’ archiepiscopo, E(ustachio) Elien’ episcopo. Willelmo Marescallo comite de Penbroc, Iohanne de Pratell’.  Dat’ per manum H(uberti) Cantuar’ archiepiscopi cancellarii nostri apud Auriuall’ xxix. die Iunii regni nostri anno primo.

Calendar

Notification that the the king has granted to the burgesses of Southampton the vill of Southampton at farm, with the port of Portsmouth, with all liberties and free customs, to hold at the farm that was owed in the time of Henry II, rendering 200 pounds annually at Michaelmas.

Charters not found in surviving rolls