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Notification of the King's confirmation to the poor of Montjoux staying in the church of Saints Nicholas and Bernard at Havering of £25 of land and a further £8 of land at Chislade, in accordance with a charter of King Henry (II)

Identity

B52.3A

Title

Notification of the King's confirmation to the poor of Montjoux staying in the church of Saints Nicholas and Bernard at Havering of £25 of land and a further £8 of land at Chislade, in accordance with a charter of King Henry (II)

Beneficiary

Montjoux Hospital (Institutions)

Date of issue

31 October 1199

Place of issue

Argentan (Places)

Archive

Oxford, New College Archives NCA 10677 (Hornchurch Charter 11)

Copies

B = Ibid. 9745 (Registrum Secundum) fo.97r-v, copy, s.xvi.
C = Ibid. 9791 (Evidence Book 5) fo.155r, copy, s.xvi med.

Seal

Sealed sur double queue, blueish green, pink and white cords through 3 holes, central fragment of seal impression in natural wax varnished brown, cords hanging down 380mm. below charter. 

Enrolled

Printed

Scribes

Comment

Endorsed: Ioh(ann)es rex (s.xiii); various post-medieval endorsements.  Approx. 254 X 182 + 30mm. 

Apparently not enrolled, perhaps because from the period October-December 1199 when there was a hiatus between the enrolment of charters on the two rolls, now Charter Rolls 1 John parts 1 and 2 (TNA C 53/1-2).   Note that in the penultimate line, the words Dat' per manum appear some distance from the name of the last witness, apparently for the purposes of spacing and in order that the final line might be entirely filled.

Photos
Photo of charter
Transcription

Iohannes Dei gratia rex Angl(ie) dominus Hybern(ie) dux Norm(annie) et Aquit(anie) et com(es) And(egauie) archiepiscopis, episcopis, abbatibus, com(itibus), baron(ibus), iustic(iis), vicecom(itibus), prepositis et omnibus balliuis et fidelibus suis salutem.  Sciatis nos concessisse et presenti carta nostra confirmasse pauperibus Montis Iouis in ecclesia sancti Nicholai et sancti Bernardi degentibus apud Haueringes viginti quinque libratas terre in sterling(is) et apud Cheseladam octo libratas et quecumque eis rationabiliter data sunt vel dabuntur in tota terra nostra habenda et tenenda in libera et perpetua elemosina bene et in pace et honorifice et libere et quiete de omnibus consuetudinibus.  Quare volumus et firmiter precipimus quod idem pauperes de Monte Iouis in prefata ecclesia degentes omnia predicta habeant et teneant in bosco et plano, in pratis et pascuis, in aquis et molendinis, in viuariis et stagnis et piscariis, in viis et semitis et in omnibus aliis locis et aliis rebus ad ea pertinentibus bene et in pace, libere et quiete, integre et plenarie et honorifice cum omnibus libertatibus et liberis consuetudinibus suis libera et quieta de scotto, de geldo et denegeldo et paagio et omnibus auxiliis et operationibus et syris et hundredis et omnibus placitis et querelis et murdro et latrocinio ita quod h(abe)ant quicquid prouenerit de forisfactis hominum suorum, salua nob(is) iusticia vite et membrorum.  Precipimus etiam quod eos et omnes res suas custodiatis et manuteneatis et protegatis sic(ut) nostras proprias ita quod nullam molestiam vel vexationem aut violentiam siue grauamen eis faciatis nec fieri permittatis, et si quis eis in aliquo forisfacere presumpserit, plenariam eis inde s(i)n(e) dil(ati)one iusticiam fieri faciatis sicut carta H(enrici) regis patris nostri rationabiliter testatur.  Hiis testibus: Will(el)mo Mariscall(o) com(ite) de Pembr', Dauid comite Scotie, Will(el)mo de Warenn', Rob(erto) de Tresgot', Garin(o) de Glapion', Will(el)mo de Cantilup'. Petr(o) de Stok'.  Dat' per manum Symonis archid(iaconi) Wellen' et Ioh(ann)is de Gray apud Argenthoem xxxi. die Octobr(is) anno regni nostri primo.

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