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Woodborough’s Heritage

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Woodborough’s Heritage

Woodborough, an ancient Sherwood Forest Village recorded in Domesday

Supplementary entries from the White Book


From: Professor Michael Jones - Listed, a file with nearly all the relevant material for the Woodborough prebend that is to be found in the White Book - unfortunately in effect most of it needs translating. Where the text is in bold, means that it needs to be checked - in rather tedious legal documents! If anyone can translate these Latin extracts we would very much like to hear from you.


no. 130 (text in s. xiv hand)

D. acre terre in Woodburgh (heading, s. xvii/ xviii)

Woudburgh’ (left margin, late medieval)


Omnibus Cristi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Agatha filia Galfridi quondam canonici de Suthwell’ salutem in domino. Noveritis me dedisse concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse deo et ecclesie beate Marie Suthwell’ et canonicis ibidem Deo servientibus dimidiam acram terre in territorio de Woudeburgh’, scilicet [MS silicet] unam rodam que iacet iuxta terram Willelmi de Karleton’ versus orientem, et unam rodam super lidegath que iacet inter terram Nicolai et terram predicte Agathe, tenendam et habendam in puram et perpetuam elemosinam libere quiete et pacifice pro omni servitio salvo forinseco domini regis. Et ut hec mea donatio rata et inconcussa permaneat, huic scripto sigillum meum dignum duxi apponere. Hiis testibus Magistro Waltero Thaneth, Henrico de Notingh(am), Magistro Willelmo de Marcam, Willelmo capellano et aliis.



157 Court of Southwell Chapter, proceedings in case, Juliana, wife of William Knyght, against Richard and Alice Tauntelyn, relating to land at Woodborough, 1 January 1345


Curia Capituli ecclesie Beate Marie Suthwell’ tenta ibidem die Sabbati proximo post festum Sancti Thome Martiris, anno regni Regis E[dwardi] tercii post conquestum xviiiº.


Juliana que fuit uxor Willelmi Knyght de Wodeburgh’ petit versus Ricardum Tauntelyn’ et Aliciam Tauntelyn’ unam bovatam terre cum pertinenciis in Wodeburgh, quam clamat habere ad vitam suam post mortem predicti Willelmi quondam viri sui secundum consuetudinem prebende etc. Et in quam iidem Ricardus et Alicia non habent ingressum nisi post dimissionem quam Willelmus quondam vir ipsius Juliane inde fecit Radulpho Knyght fratri ipsius Willelmi ad terminum qui preteriit. Et que ad ipsam Julianam post mortem dicti Willelmi viri sui remanere debet ad terminum vite sue secundum consuetudinem prebende etc.


Et Alicia Tauntelyn’ venit et dicit quod ipsa non tenet de predicta bovata terre  nisi unam acram et dimidiam terre ex assignacione dicti Ricardi Tauntelyn’ post mortem viri sui, tenendum ad terminum vite secundum consuetudinem prebende. Et vocat inde ad warantizandum dictum Ricardum Tauntelyn’ qui presens in Curia ei warantizavit. Et tam de dicta acra terre et dimidia quam de toto residuo predicte bovate terre dicit quod dicta Juliana nichil iuris clamare potest, que dicit quod dictus Willelmus Knyght quondam vir ipsius Juliane alias in Curia Magistri Symonis de Curia maiori tunc temporis prebendarii de Wodeburgh’ petiit illam bovatam terre versus Willelmum Tauntelyn’ avum ipsius Willelmi cuius heres ipse est ut suum ius et illam bovatam terre per inquisicionem xii hominum iure recuperavit et totum ius et clamen quod habuit in dicta bovata terre dedit quam [que] concessit cuidam Radolpho fratri suo seniori in plena Curia. Et postea Willelmus Tauntelyn senciit se iniuste gravari per illam falsam inquisicionem. Adivit Magistrum Henricum de Newerk[es] tunc temporis Archiepiscopum Eborum et conquirebatur coram eo de iniuria sibi illata per illam falsam inquisicionem. Et Archiepiscopus literas suas Capitulo Beate Marie Suthwell’ direxit precipiendo quod diligenter per predictum Capitulum veritas inquireretur. Et quod predicto Willelmo de iniuria sibi illata emendaretur. Et Capitulum Beate Marie Suthwellie ad preceptum dicti Archepiscopi fecit xxiiii homines bonos et legales de predicti Capituli prebendar’ citare ad convincendum predictos xii iuratos prime inquisicionis et diligenter inquirere super predictas. Et illi xxiiii iurati dixerunt in pleno Capitulo quod predicti xii iurati falsum fecerunt sacramentum. Et quod predictus Willelmus Tauntelyn’ habuit ius hereditarie in predicta bovata terre et predictus Radulphus Knyght nullum ius omnino. Et sic iurati prime inquisicionis capte in Curia Magistri Symonis de Curia maiori tunc temporis prebendarii de Wodeburgh’ convicti fuerunt. Et consideratum fuit quod dictus Willelmus Tauntelyn’ recuperaret seisinam suam dicte bovate terre et positus fuit in seisina in eodem statu quo prius fuit. Et fecit iudicium si dicta Juliana aliquod ius vel clamen in dicta bovata terre racione alicuius possessionis viri sui que adnullata fuit in forma predicta decetero exigere vel vendicare potest. Et ad testificandum istud recordum et processum nullum recordum ostendit nisi duas literas sigillatas videlicet unam de Capitulo Suthwell’ et aliam de Custodibus Capituli in hiis verbis.


Capitulum ecclesie Beate Marie Suthwell’ Reginaldo de Westhorpp clerico salutem, ad ponendum in seisinam unius bovate terre cum suis pertinenciis in Wodeburgh’ et ad restituendum predictam terre Willelmo Tauntelyn’ secundum quod ius habuit in eadem iuxta mandatum (p. 86) venerabilum virorum domini Archiepiscopi et Capituli Eborum nobis in hac parte directis tibi mandamus et committimus potestatem per presentes. Et in huius rei testiminium sigillum nostrum presenti est appensum. Datum in Capitulo nostro Suthwell’ die Veneris proximo ante festum Sancte Margarete Virginis, anno Domini millesimo CCCmo septimo decimoa.


Thomas de Hokerton’ unus de Custodibus Capituli ecclesie Beate Marie Suthwell’ et Adam de Kelsoltis ballivus dicti Capituli Rogero de Hokerton’ eiusdem subballivo salutem. Ex parte Capituli predicti tibi mandamus firmiter iniungentes quatinus ponas Willelmum Tauntelyn’ de Wodeburgh’ de seisina i bovata terre cum pertinenciis in eadem quam idem Willelmus coram nobis in Curia predicti Capituli die Sabbati proximo post festum Ascensionis Domini, anno Domini millesimo CCC nonagesimo quintob tanquam ius suum versus Radulphum Knyght de Wodeburgh per recognicionem cuiusdam attincte [?]denicit [demittam], necnon ipsum Radulphum pro i marca argenti per nos secundum taxacionem predicte attincte predicto Willemlo Tauntelyn’ adiudicat’ [adiudicato] distringas. In cuius rei testimonium sigllum predicti Thome de Hokerton’ est appensum. Datum apud Suthwell’ die et anno supradictis.


Preterea dicit quod dictus Willelmus Knyght quondam vir ipsius Juliane numquam seisitus fuit de predicta bovata terre postquam ipsam Julianam desponsavit et hoc petit quod inquiratur.


Et ipsa Juliana respondet et dicit quod illa attincta ei nocere non debet quare dicit quod Radulphus Knyght tempore quo predicta attincta transivit nullum statum habuit in dicta bovata terre nisi ad terminum annorum ex dimissione Willelmi Knyght viri sui et ius feodi illius bovate terre tempore illius attincte et ante et post semper remansit in persona predicti Willelmi sui viri ut illud recordum illius attincte ostendit. Unde petit iudicium si per illam attinctam de iure suo illius bovate terre excludi debeat. Et quod dictus Willelmus quondam vir suus fuit seisitus de predicta bovata terre postquam ipsam desponsavit. Ita quod dictam bovatam terre habere debet ad totam [communam] vitam suam secundum consuetudinem prebende perata est verificare etc.


Et Ricardus dicit quod predictus Radulphus Knyght versus quem predictam attinctam transivit habuit feodum in predicta bovata terre ex concessione dicti Willelmi Knyght fratris sui prout superius dictum est, et quod dictus Willelmus quondam vir etc postquam ipsam Julianam desponsavit numquam fuit seisitus de predicta bovata terre ut de feodo. Ita quod ipsa Juliana terre illamc secundum consuetudines prebende ad terminum vite sue tenere non debet et de hoc ponit se in inquisicionem et Juliana silimiter.


Ideo preceptum est ballivo quod venire faciat xii probos et legales homines de prebenda de Wodburgh et de aliis prebendis proximis per quos veritas melius sciri poterit in premissis quod sint ad proximam Curiam.


Qui quidem iurati postea venerunt et de assensu partium electi et iurati fuerunt, videlicet Johannes Pelle de Wodeburgh, Radulphus de eadem, Hugo Thurston’ de eadem, Johannes atte Esshe de eadem, Johannes Wlsi de eadem, Willelmus Herbert’ de Halum, Ricardus super montem de Blythworth, Johnnes super de eadem, Ricardus le Rede de Oxton’, Robertus Osbern de eadem, Ricardus Genyuer’ de eadem, Johannes Helwys de Calverton’.


Qui quidem iurati dicunt super sacramentum suum quod dictus Willelmus Knyght quondam vir (p. 87) ipsius Juliane fuit seisitus de predicta bovata terre ut de feodo et iure postquam ipsam Julianam desponsavit. Et dicunt eciam quod dictus Radulphus Knyght tempore quo predicta attincta transivit nullum statum habuit in dicta bovata terre nisi ad terminum annorum ex dimissione dicti Willelmi Knyght quondam viri ipsius Juliane. Et dicunt quod uxor habebit totum tenementum quod fuit viri sui postquam sponsalia in feodo post mortem viri sui ad terminum vite sue ut nomine dotis secundum consuetudines prebende.



Ideo considatum est quod predicta Juliana reciperet seisinam suam versus predictam Aliciam de predicta acra terre et dimidia. Et versus predictum Ricardum de toto residuo predicta bovate terre. Et quod predicta Alicia quo ad tenenciam suam habeat de terra eiusdem Ricardi ad valentiam [valentem]. Et idem Ricardus in misericordia.


Marginalia: Southwell Woodburgh


A: date 15 July 1317  b:  date 20 May 1395 [?scribal error for 1295] c:  bovatam missing?


(p. 85)

158 Instrument of public notary on the appeal to the Chapter of St Peter’s Cathedral, York, in case between Richard Tantelyn of Woodborough against Juliana Frigg, lately wife of William Knyght of Woodborough, 5 July 1345


In Dei nomine Amen. Per presens publicum Instrumentum cuntis appareat evidenter quod anno Domini ab Incarnacione eiusdem secundum cursum et computacionem ecclesie Anglicane millesimo trecentesimo quadregesimo quinto Indiccione tertiadecima Pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Clementis divina providencia pape sexti anno quarto mensi Julii die quinto. In mei notarii publici infrascripti et testium subscriptorum presencia comparvit magister Gilbertus de Welton’ Canonicus ecclesie collegiate de Suthwell’ coram reverendis viris magistris Johanne de Warrenna et Thoma Sampson ecclesie Cathedralis Beati Petri Ebor[ac]um Canonicis in domo sua Capitulari presentibus et Capitulum facientibus petens cum instancia quatinus dicti reverendi viri Capitulum ut premittitur facientes sentenciam et processum coram dicto venerabili Capitulo Eborum et eiusdem Capituli Senescallo alias habita/habitorum [habitas] et gesta/gestorum[gestas] pro quodam Ricardo Tantelyn de Wodeburgh’ petente unum mesuagium et unam bovatam terre cum pertinenciis in villa de Wodeburgh’ contra Julianam Frigg’ que fuit uxor quondam Willelmi Knyght de Wodeburgh’ partem defendentem tamquam minus rite habita/habitorum [habitas] et gessta/gesstorum [gesstas] per dictum venerabile Capitulum, totaliter  subducerent et cum effectu ffactaque aliquali deliberacione predicti reverendi viri videlicet magistri Johannes et Thomas Capitulum ut prefertur facientes predictos sentenciam et processum inter prefatos Ricardum et Julianam habita/habitorum [habitas] ut est dictum revocarunt sub hac forma.


Quicquid in causa dicti Ricardi Tauntelyn de Wodeburgh’ contra memoratam Julianam Frigg’ nuper coram nobis et deinde coram nostro Senescallo de nostro expresso mandato mota et agitata temere et non debite fuit et est attemptatum subducimus et revocamus penitus cum effectu dictoque Senescallo nostro cum coram nobis in domo nostra Capitulari comparveret precipiemus quod quicquid per eundem temere ut prefertur et non debite fuit et est attemptatum in causa Ricardi supradicti illud sine mora revocetur seu faciat revocari. Acta sunt hec Eborum anno Domini Indiccione Pontificatus mense die ac loco predictis, presentibus dominis Henrico Ketell’, Rectore ecclesie de South Whetelay Eborum diocesis, Johanne de Wistowe, capellano, et Henrico de Welton’, clerico Lyncoln’ diocesis, testibus ad premissa vocatis et specialiter rogatis.


Et ego Johannes de Tyverington’/Tynerington’, clericus Eborum diocesis publicus auctoritate apostolica Notarius, premissis omnibus et singulis dum sic ut premittitur per venerabile Capitulum ecclesie Cathedralis Beati Petri Eboracum predictum agerentur dicerentur et fierent una cum prenominatis testibus anno Domini Indiccione ac Pontificatus mense die et loco predictis presens interfui eaque sic fieri vidi et audivi scripsi publicavi et in hanc publicam formam redegi meisque signo et nomine consuetis signavi in fidem et testimonium premissorum rogatus


Marginalia: left-hand margin of 1st paragraph, written vertically, Revocacio processus [in later hand]: on left hand side before indented 2nd paragraph, sign of public notary


216 Letters of Archbishop William [Melton] to the Chapter to install Simon de Courtmayor as prebendary of Woodborough through his proctor, John de Newent, Cawood, 7 September 1329


Litera pro installacione canonici per procuratorem


Willelmus, permissione divina Ebor’ Archiepiscopus, Anglie primas, dilectis in Christo filiis salutem, graciam et benediccionem. Quia prebendam de Wodeburgh in ecclesia Suthwell’ vacantem Symoni de Curtemaiori, clerico, duximus conferendam vobis mandamus firmiter iniungentes, quatinus eundem Symonema in fratrem et Canonicum admittentes, Johanni de Newent, clerico, presencium portitori predicti Symonis, nomine stallum in choro et locum in Capitulo assignetis, quod vestrum est ulterius in hac parte celeriter exequendo. Valete. Datum apud Cawod’ vii Idus Septembris Pontificatus nostri anno duodecimo.


a Followed by et struck out.


Marginalia A pointing finger in right margin.


Date These letters are dated in the 12th year of Melton’s pontificate. Although elected on 16 January 1316, he was not consecrated until 25 September 1317 nor receive his temporalities until 8 October 1317 (Handbook of British Chronology, ed. Fryde et al., p. 282), so the 12th year of his pontificate was late Sept./Oct. 1328-1329; if he had counted from his election the date would be 7 September 1328.


Note Simon de Courtmayor had been a canon since 1299 (Reg. Newerk, no. 268) and on 8 April 1324 had been commissioned by Archbishop Melton along with the prior of Thurgarton and Mr Elias de Cowton, prebendary of Norwell Overhall, to inquire into the ownership of tithes on assarted land at Norwood (Reg. Melton, v, no. 169). He was certainly still acting as a canon in 1328, though he later became Rector of Clayworth (ibid., iv, nos. 550, 758, 785, 815). There is considerable confusion over the sequence of prebendaries of Woodborough at this point.


391


Sale and quitclaim by William with the consent of Auwyle his wife to Geoffrey the chaplain of his toft with houses in Southwell for 2s. rent per annum.


(p293) Sciant omnes homines quod ego Willelmus consilio et assensu Auwyle uxoris mee totum toftum meum cum domibus in Suthwell’ quem tenui de prebenda de Wodeborow que fuit quondam Walteri Mawclerc canonici Suthwell’ vendidi et quietum clamavi Galfrido capellano et suis assignatis pro undecim solidis et tribus denariis. Tenend’ et habend’ sibi et assignatis [suis] libere et quiete reddendo mihi et heredibus meis annuatim duos solidos pro omni servicio ad duos terminos videlicet duodecim denarios ad invencionem sancte crucis et duodecim denarios ad festum sancti Martini. Et si predictus G. vel sui assignati erga canonicum dominum fundi de tam magna firma alleniacionem poterunt impetrare ratum habeo et gratum ego et heredes mei hunc toftum predictum cum domibus predicto G. et suis assignatis pro posse nostro contra omnes homines warantizabimus et defendemus. Et si contingat quod ego et heredes mei predicto G. et assignatis suis prefatum toftum cum domibus warantizare et defendere non possimus predictam pecuniam fide media prenominato G. vel suis assignatis infra spacium dimidii anno restituemus. In huius rei testimonium presenti huic carte mee sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus: magistro Willelmo [de] Roldeston, Henrico de Mora, Willelmo de Egrum’, Roberto parvo capellanis, Willelmo Cusyn, Waltero de Etona, Gylberto champyon, Galfrido Tayllur’, Roberto filio Ysabelle, Willelmo Swache, Hugone filio Michelis et multis aliis.


Marginalia: 1. De uno tofto et ii s. redditus in Suthwell’ (medieval). 2. 2s per annum (17C).



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Liber Albus - the so called ‘White Book of Southwell’




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Page no. 130 (text in s. xiv hand)

D. acre terre in Woodborough (heading, s. xvii/ xviii)

Woodborough’ (left margin, late medieval)


To all the faithful of Christ to whom this present writing shall come, Agatha, the daughter of Geoffrey 's, former canon of Southwell, sends greetings in the Lord. Know that I have given granted and by this present charter confirmed to God and the church of St. Mary Southwell and to the canons there serving half an acre of land in the territory of Woodborough, namely [MS namely] a rod that lies next to Williams of Carlton 'to the east, of Nicholas and of the earth upon the earth, which lies between the one rod of the aforesaid lidegath Angela Merici, to be held in peace, and to have in pure and perpetual alms freely, quietly, and without prejudice to the foreign service of the lord instead of all the service of the king. And as my gift firm and unbroken for it, I have to set my seal. Witnesses Thaneth Master Walter, Henry Nottinghamshire (am), Master William de Marco,


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157 Court of Southwell Chapter, proceedings in case, Juliana, wife of William Knight, against Richard and Alice Tauntelyn, relating to land at Woodborough, 1 January 1345


The court chapter of St Mary Southwell, "held there on Saturday after the Feast of St. Thomas the Martyr year of King E [dwardi] xviiiº third after the conquest.


Juliana, who was the wife of William Knight of Woodborough claims against Richard Tauntelyn and Alice Tauntelyn 'one oxgang land in Woodborough, which claims to have his own life after William late husband as usual prebende etc. After the death of William 's Gillian and which should be left at the end of her life as usual prebende etc. Alice Tauntelyn 'and says that she does not hold more than one and a half acres of land from the aforesaid oxgang by the assignment of Richard Tauntelyn after the death of her husband, to be held at the end of her life as usual prebende. And calls to warrant Richard Tauntelyn who is present in a court warrant. And both called and a half acres of land rather than the whole rest of the bovato says that of Juliana legal claim; which says that the said William was a Knight 's former husband of Juliana in at another time, in the court of the Master of Simon of the First Curia greater extent of time prebendara of Woodborough' he asked that bovate of land against William Tauntelyn 'of his grandfathers was the same William, whose heir he is, as his or her right, and that bovate of land by means of an inquisition of the twelve men, all rights restored and shouting that they had the right to said oxgang of land and [that] he granted his elder brother Radolpho in open court. William Tauntelyn and then realize that they have the burden of false inquiry. Henry approached the master of Newark [are] at the time, Archbishop of York and sought the presence of the wrong done to him by the false inquiry. The archbishop letters Chapter of St. Mary Southwell 'command set is carefully through Chapter truth second. They say that injuries that are done them all. The Chapter of St Mary Suthwellie bidding Archepiscopi said the four men out of the good and lawful Chapter prebendar 'call to overcome the xii prime jury inquiry will carefully study the court. And those four told the jury that the aforesaid twelve chapters of the full jury false oath. And that William Tauntelyn 'had the right of inheritance in that oxgang of land and Ralph Knight no rights at all. Thus the jury Prime inquiry taken by the Court of Master Simon of heavier at the time of Woodborough prebendara 'proved. Then it was decided that William Tauntelyn 'recover his seisin said bovates and placed in seisina in the same state as it was before. And if the trial said Juliana any right or shouting in the man's possession, which were annulled by reason of any oxgang of land in the form of future demand or challenge it. And to prove this process, no record, and the record shows only two letters signed namely, a member of the Chapter of Southwell and another of the keepers of the chapter with these words. Chapter St Mary Southwell, "Reginald Westhorpp clerk health, to be placed in the possession of one bovato being, to the Woodborough and return the aforementioned Williams Tauntelyn 'according to the law has had the same next command (p. 86), the venerable men of the archbishop that of the Chapter of York, we command you, and commit to us in the power of the one side, addressed to you by these presents. And in our present testimin seal affixed. Given in our Chapter Southwell on Friday before St. Margaret Mary, Lord one thousand four year decimœ. Thomas Hokerton 'one of the keepers of the Chapter of St Mary Southwell and Adam Kelsoltis bailiff Chapter Roger Hokerton' bailiff of safety. From the chapter is said to command firmly enjoin you set William Tauntelyn 'of Woodborough' seisin i bovata land in the same which William before us in the court of the chapter on Saturday after Ascension day, in AD 300 years of quintob like right Ralph Knight of Woodborough and towards the recognition of attainted [?] Denice [demitto], And that Ralph for a mark of silver, according to the assessment of the aforementioned attainted said Willemlo Tauntelyn 'assigning' [adiudicatam] scrotum. In witness whereof the seals of Thomas Hokerton 'is appended. Given at Southwell on the day and year. He says that William Knight once an Gillian was never seized of the bovata land after that Gillian married, and he asks that it be investigated. And that Gillian responds and says that she attaint ought not to prejudice why he says that Ralph Knight during the time when attaint passed, no state has had in the oxgang of land except for a term of lease William Knight of its rights fee bovate of land at the time that attainted before and after his men always stayed in the person of William so that the record shows that attainted. Thus, if the trial demands that attinctus his right bovate of land that ought to be barred. And that William her husband was seized of the oxgang of land after he married. So it must be said that the entire bovate [Cuba] lives in his customary speed prebende verify etc. Richard says that Ralph Knight towards the aforementioned attinctus passed had the fee in the aforesaid oxgang of land with the permission of the said William Knight, his brother as he was, and that William once is the man after that Gillian married, never been seized of the oxgang of land to the fee. Thus, he was, according to the customs of the prebend to the end of his life that Gillian illamco to hold the land, and out of this he puts himself upon an inquisition ought not to be, and Juliana, silimiter. He then came up with the agreement of the parties to the jury, and the jury, that is John skin of Woodborough; Ralph same, John Thurston of the same, John atte Esshe the same, John Wlsi the same, William Herbert 'from Halam, Richard is on a hill about Blythworth, Johnn the same, Richard Bede of Oxton, Robert Osbern of the same; Richard Genyuer the same, Johannes Helwys of Calverton. He is sworn under oath that the man once said William Knight (p. 87) Gillian oxgang of land that has been seized of the fee and right after that Gillian married. They also say that during the time when the said Ralph Knight attaint had passed, no state in the oxgang of land for a term until the demise of the late William Knight said Gillian. Therefore considatu that Gillian recover seisin Alice, the acre of land. And for the remnant of the whole of the aforesaid against the aforesaid Richard de bo vate of the land. Alice is where the tenenciu to have land to Richard value [worth]. And Richard is in mercy. Alice is where the tenenciu to have land to Richard value [worth]. And Richard is in mercy. Alice is where the tenenciu to have land to Richard value [worth]. And Richard is in mercy.

In the name of God, amen. Whatever the case, said Richard Tauntelyn of Woodborough 'against that Gillian Frigg recently before us, and then in our steward of our mandate was shaken and beaten at random and were not due to be attempted on shore and revoke the internet to effect the said Steward without before us in an order will be that whatever enters by the same author of the Chapter comparveret it is afraid to the house of our own, and does not function properly and is mentioned previously in the case of Richard 's of the above mentioned it has been, and is, without delay, be revoked or attempted to cause to be recalled. These were enacted York in the Indiccione Pope month, day and place aforesaid, the present owners Henry Ketell, rector of the church of South Whetelay York diocese, John Wistowe, Chaplain, and Henry, of Welton, clerk of Lincoln diocese witnesses to the premises and specifically invited.


For the installation of the canonical version by proxy, William, by permitting York, primate of England, beloved in Christ the health, grace and blessing. Because the promotion of Woodborough in the church of Southwell 'it empty, Simon of his Curtemaiori, to the Clerk, we thought it would be bestowed upon you, command and firmly enjoin, so that the same Symonema attacked his brother and a canon, admitting, to John de Newent, to the Clerk, the present document over to the Carrier the aforesaid Simon, the name of the stall in the dance, and the place where a local chapter you assign it, you must take further steps in this respect, that, in the execution quickly. Goodbye. Given in Cawod 'seventh year of our middle of September.


Let them know that all men, that I William the advice and consent of the Auwyle of my wife the whole toft with houses in Southwell: "Whom I held of the prebend of Wodeborow, who was formerly belonging to Walter Mawclerc canon of Southwell 'I have sold, and quiet, I have cried Geoffrey the chaplain, and their assigns, for the eleven which are solid and three pence. To have and to hold for himself and assigns [its] freely and quietly paying me and my two shillings annually for every service to two terms, namely twelve coins to the Invention of the Holy Cross and twelve at the feast of St. Martin. and assigns our ability against all men and women. At present this plan to my seal. These witnessing William [out] Roldeston, Henry Mora, William Egrum, Roberto least chaplains, William Cusyn, Walter Eton, Gilbert champyon, Geoffrey Tailor, Robert daughter of Isabella, William Swache Hugh son Michael, and many others . or assigns, within the space of half a year restituemus. At present this plan to my seal. These witnessing William [out] Roldeston, Henry Mora, William Egrum, Roberto least chaplains, William Cusyn, Walter Eton, Gilbert champyon, Geoffrey Tailor, Robert daughter of Isabella, William Swache Hugh son Michael, and many others . or assigns, within the space of half a year restituemus. At present this plan to my seal. These witnessing William [out] Roldeston, Henry Mora, William Egrum, Roberto least chaplains, William Cusyn, Walter Eton, Gilbert champyon, Geoffrey Tailor, Robert daughter of Isabella, William Swache Hugh son Michael, and many others .


Supplementary entries from the White Book


From: Professor Michael Jones - listed a file with nearly all the relevant material for the Woodborough prebend that is to be found in the White Book - unfortunately most of it needs translating. Where the text is in bold, means that it needs to be checked - they are rather tedious legal documents! If anyone can translate these Latin extracts we would very much like to hear from you.


no. 130 (text in s. xiv hand)

D. acre terre in Woodburgh (heading, s. xvii/ xviii)

Woudburgh’ (left margin, late medieval)


Omnibus Cristi fidelibus ad quos presens scriptum pervenerit Agatha filia Galfridi quondam canonici de Suthwell’ salutem in domino. Noveritis me dedisse concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse deo et ecclesie beate Marie Suthwell’ et canonicis ibidem Deo servientibus dimidiam acram terre in territorio de Woudeburgh’, scilicet [MS silicet] unam rodam que iacet iuxta terram Willelmi de Karleton’ versus orientem, et unam rodam super lidegath que iacet inter terram Nicolai et terram predicte Agathe, tenendam et habendam in puram et perpetuam elemosinam libere quiete et pacifice pro omni servitio salvo forinseco domini regis. Et ut hec mea donatio rata et inconcussa permaneat, huic scripto sigillum meum dignum duxi apponere. Hiis testibus Magistro Waltero Thaneth, Henrico de Notingh(am), Magistro Willelmo de Marcam, Willelmo capellano et aliis.


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157 Court of Southwell Chapter, proceedings in case, Juliana, wife of William Knyght, against Richard and Alice Tauntelyn, relating to land at Woodborough, 1 January 1345


Curia Capituli ecclesie Beate Marie Suthwell’ tenta ibidem die Sabbati proximo post festum Sancti Thome Martiris, anno regni Regis E[dwardi] tercii post conquestum xviiiº.


Juliana que fuit uxor Willelmi Knyght de Wodeburgh’ petit versus Ricardum Tauntelyn’ et Aliciam Tauntelyn’ unam bovatam terre cum pertinenciis in Wodeburgh, quam clamat habere ad vitam suam post mortem predicti Willelmi quondam viri sui secundum consuetudinem prebende etc. Et in quam iidem Ricardus et Alicia non habent ingressum nisi post dimissionem quam Willelmus quondam vir ipsius Juliane inde fecit Radulpho Knyght fratri ipsius Willelmi ad terminum qui preteriit. Et que ad ipsam Julianam post mortem dicti Willelmi viri sui remanere debet ad terminum vite sue secundum consuetudinem prebende etc.


Et Alicia Tauntelyn’ venit et dicit quod ipsa non tenet de predicta bovata terre  nisi unam acram et dimidiam terre ex assignacione dicti Ricardi Tauntelyn’ post mortem viri sui, tenendum ad terminum vite secundum consuetudinem prebende. Et vocat inde ad warantizandum dictum Ricardum Tauntelyn’ qui presens in Curia ei warantizavit. Et tam de dicta acra terre et dimidia quam de toto residuo predicte bovate terre dicit quod dicta Juliana nichil iuris clamare potest, que dicit quod dictus Willelmus Knyght quondam vir ipsius Juliane alias in Curia Magistri Symonis de Curia maiori tunc temporis prebendarii de Wodeburgh’ petiit illam bovatam terre versus Willelmum Tauntelyn’ avum ipsius Willelmi cuius heres ipse est ut suum ius et illam bovatam terre per inquisicionem xii hominum iure recuperavit et totum ius et clamen quod habuit in dicta bovata terre dedit quam [que] concessit cuidam Radolpho fratri suo seniori in plena Curia. Et postea Willelmus Tauntelyn senciit se iniuste gravari per illam falsam inquisicionem. Adivit Magistrum Henricum de Newerk[es] tunc temporis Archiepiscopum Eborum et conquirebatur coram eo de iniuria sibi illata per illam falsam inquisicionem. Et Archiepiscopus literas suas Capitulo Beate Marie Suthwell’ direxit precipiendo quod diligenter per predictum Capitulum veritas inquireretur. Et quod predicto Willelmo de iniuria sibi illata emendaretur. Et Capitulum Beate Marie Suthwellie ad preceptum dicti Archepiscopi fecit xxiiii homines bonos et legales de predicti Capituli prebendar’ citare ad convincendum predictos xii iuratos prime inquisicionis et diligenter inquirere super predictas. Et illi xxiiii iurati dixerunt in pleno Capitulo quod predicti xii iurati falsum fecerunt sacramentum. Et quod predictus Willelmus Tauntelyn’ habuit ius hereditarie in predicta bovata terre et predictus Radulphus Knyght nullum ius omnino. Et sic iurati prime inquisicionis capte in Curia Magistri Symonis de Curia maiori tunc temporis prebendarii de Wodeburgh’ convicti fuerunt. Et consideratum fuit quod dictus Willelmus Tauntelyn’ recuperaret seisinam suam dicte bovate terre et positus fuit in seisina in eodem statu quo prius fuit. Et fecit iudicium si dicta Juliana aliquod ius vel clamen in dicta bovata terre racione alicuius possessionis viri sui que adnullata fuit in forma predicta decetero exigere vel vendicare potest. Et ad testificandum istud recordum et processum nullum recordum ostendit nisi duas literas sigillatas videlicet unam de Capitulo Suthwell’ et aliam de Custodibus Capituli in hiis verbis.


Capitulum ecclesie Beate Marie Suthwell’ Reginaldo de Westhorpp clerico salutem, ad ponendum in seisinam unius bovate terre cum suis pertinenciis in Wodeburgh’ et ad restituendum predictam terre Willelmo Tauntelyn’ secundum quod ius habuit in eadem iuxta mandatum (p. 86) venerabilum virorum domini Archiepiscopi et Capituli Eborum nobis in hac parte directis tibi mandamus et committimus potestatem per presentes. Et in huius rei testiminium sigillum nostrum presenti est appensum. Datum in Capitulo nostro Suthwell’ die Veneris proximo ante festum Sancte Margarete Virginis, anno Domini millesimo CCCmo septimo decimoa.


Thomas de Hokerton’ unus de Custodibus Capituli ecclesie Beate Marie Suthwell’ et Adam de Kelsoltis ballivus dicti Capituli Rogero de Hokerton’ eiusdem subballivo salutem. Ex parte Capituli predicti tibi mandamus firmiter iniungentes quatinus ponas Willelmum Tauntelyn’ de Wodeburgh’ de seisina i bovata terre cum pertinenciis in eadem quam idem Willelmus coram nobis in Curia predicti Capituli die Sabbati proximo post festum Ascensionis Domini, anno Domini millesimo CCC nonagesimo quintob tanquam ius suum versus Radulphum Knyght de Wodeburgh per recognicionem cuiusdam attincte [?]denicit [demittam], necnon ipsum Radulphum pro i marca argenti per nos secundum taxacionem predicte attincte predicto Willemlo Tauntelyn’ adiudicat’ [adiudicato] distringas. In cuius rei testimonium sigllum predicti Thome de Hokerton’ est appensum. Datum apud Suthwell’ die et anno supradictis.


Preterea dicit quod dictus Willelmus Knyght quondam vir ipsius Juliane numquam seisitus fuit de predicta bovata terre postquam ipsam Julianam desponsavit et hoc petit quod inquiratur.


Et ipsa Juliana respondet et dicit quod illa attincta ei nocere non debet quare dicit quod Radulphus Knyght tempore quo predicta attincta transivit nullum statum habuit in dicta bovata terre nisi ad terminum annorum ex dimissione Willelmi Knyght viri sui et ius feodi illius bovate terre tempore illius attincte et ante et post semper remansit in persona predicti Willelmi sui viri ut illud recordum illius attincte ostendit. Unde petit iudicium si per illam attinctam de iure suo illius bovate terre excludi debeat. Et quod dictus Willelmus quondam vir suus fuit seisitus de predicta bovata terre postquam ipsam desponsavit. Ita quod dictam bovatam terre habere debet ad totam [communam] vitam suam secundum consuetudinem prebende perata est verificare etc.


Et Ricardus dicit quod predictus Radulphus Knyght versus quem predictam attinctam transivit habuit feodum in predicta bovata terre ex concessione dicti Willelmi Knyght fratris sui prout superius dictum est, et quod dictus Willelmus quondam vir etc postquam ipsam Julianam desponsavit numquam fuit seisitus de predicta bovata terre ut de feodo. Ita quod ipsa Juliana terre illamc secundum consuetudines prebende ad terminum vite sue tenere non debet et de hoc ponit se in inquisicionem et Juliana silimiter.


Ideo preceptum est ballivo quod venire faciat xii probos et legales homines de prebenda de Wodburgh et de aliis prebendis proximis per quos veritas melius sciri poterit in premissis quod sint ad proximam Curiam.


Qui quidem iurati postea venerunt et de assensu partium electi et iurati fuerunt, videlicet Johannes Pelle de Wodeburgh, Radulphus de eadem, Hugo Thurston’ de eadem, Johannes atte Esshe de eadem, Johannes Wlsi de eadem, Willelmus Herbert’ de Halum, Ricardus super montem de Blythworth, Johnnes super de eadem, Ricardus le Rede de Oxton’, Robertus Osbern de eadem, Ricardus Genyuer’ de eadem, Johannes Helwys de Calverton’.


Qui quidem iurati dicunt super sacramentum suum quod dictus Willelmus Knyght quondam vir (p. 87) ipsius Juliane fuit seisitus de predicta bovata terre ut de feodo et iure postquam ipsam Julianam desponsavit. Et dicunt eciam quod dictus Radulphus Knyght tempore quo predicta attincta transivit nullum statum habuit in dicta bovata terre nisi ad terminum annorum ex dimissione dicti Willelmi Knyght quondam viri ipsius Juliane. Et dicunt quod uxor habebit totum tenementum quod fuit viri sui postquam sponsalia in feodo post mortem viri sui ad terminum vite sue ut nomine dotis secundum consuetudines prebende.



Ideo considatum est quod predicta Juliana reciperet seisinam suam versus predictam Aliciam de predicta acra terre et dimidia. Et versus predictum Ricardum de toto residuo predicta bovate terre. Et quod predicta Alicia quo ad tenenciam suam habeat de terra eiusdem Ricardi ad valentiam [valentem]. Et idem Ricardus in misericordia.


Marginalia: Southwell Woodburgh


a:   date 15 July 1317  b:  date 20 May 1395 [?scribal error for 1295] c:  bovatam missing?


(p. 85)

158 Instrument of public notary on the appeal to the Chapter of St Peter’s Cathedral, York, in case between Richard Tantelyn of Woodborough against Juliana Frigg, lately wife of William Knyght of Woodborough, 5 July 1345


In Dei nomine Amen. Per presens publicum Instrumentum cuntis appareat evidenter quod anno Domini ab Incarnacione eiusdem secundum cursum et computacionem ecclesie Anglicane millesimo trecentesimo quadregesimo quinto Indiccione tertiadecima Pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Clementis divina providencia pape sexti anno quarto mensi Julii die quinto. In mei notarii publici infrascripti et testium subscriptorum presencia comparvit magister Gilbertus de Welton’ Canonicus ecclesie collegiate de Suthwell’ coram reverendis viris magistris Johanne de Warrenna et Thoma Sampson ecclesie Cathedralis Beati Petri Ebor[ac]um Canonicis in domo sua Capitulari presentibus et Capitulum facientibus petens cum instancia quatinus dicti reverendi viri Capitulum ut premittitur facientes sentenciam et processum coram dicto venerabili Capitulo Eborum et eiusdem Capituli Senescallo alias habita/habitorum [habitas] et gesta/gestorum[gestas] pro quodam Ricardo Tantelyn de Wodeburgh’ petente unum mesuagium et unam bovatam terre cum pertinenciis in villa de Wodeburgh’ contra Julianam Frigg’ que fuit uxor quondam Willelmi Knyght de Wodeburgh’ partem defendentem tamquam minus rite habita/habitorum [habitas] et gessta/gesstorum [gesstas] per dictum venerabile Capitulum, totaliter  subducerent et cum effectu ffactaque aliquali deliberacione predicti reverendi viri videlicet magistri Johannes et Thomas Capitulum ut prefertur facientes predictos sentenciam et processum inter prefatos Ricardum et Julianam habita/habitorum [habitas] ut est dictum revocarunt sub hac forma.


Quicquid in causa dicti Ricardi Tauntelyn de Wodeburgh’ contra memoratam Julianam Frigg’ nuper coram nobis et deinde coram nostro Senescallo de nostro expresso mandato mota et agitata temere et non debite fuit et est attemptatum subducimus et revocamus penitus cum effectu dictoque Senescallo nostro cum coram nobis in domo nostra Capitulari comparveret precipiemus quod quicquid per eundem temere ut prefertur et non debite fuit et est attemptatum in causa Ricardi supradicti illud sine mora revocetur seu faciat revocari. Acta sunt hec Eborum anno Domini Indiccione Pontificatus mense die ac loco predictis, presentibus dominis Henrico Ketell’, Rectore ecclesie de South Whetelay Eborum diocesis, Johanne de Wistowe, capellano, et Henrico de Welton’, clerico Lyncoln’ diocesis, testibus ad premissa vocatis et specialiter rogatis.


Et ego Johannes de Tyverington’/Tynerington’, clericus Eborum diocesis publicus auctoritate apostolica Notarius, premissis omnibus et singulis dum sic ut premittitur per venerabile Capitulum ecclesie Cathedralis Beati Petri Eboracum predictum agerentur dicerentur et fierent una cum prenominatis testibus anno Domini Indiccione ac Pontificatus mense die et loco predictis presens interfui eaque sic fieri vidi et audivi scripsi publicavi et in hanc publicam formam redegi meisque signo et nomine consuetis signavi in fidem et testimonium premissorum rogatus


Marginalia: left-hand margin of 1st paragraph, written vertically, Revocacio processus [in later hand]: on left hand side before indented 2nd paragraph, sign of public notary


216 Letters of Archbishop William [Melton] to the Chapter to install Simon de Courtmayor as prebendary of Woodborough through his proctor, John de Newent, Cawood, 7 September 1329


Litera pro installacione canonici per procuratorem


Willelmus, permissione divina Ebor’ Archiepiscopus, Anglie primas, dilectis in Christo filiis salutem, graciam et benediccionem. Quia prebendam de Wodeburgh in ecclesia Suthwell’ vacantem Symoni de Curtemaiori, clerico, duximus conferendam vobis mandamus firmiter iniungentes, quatinus eundem Symonema in fratrem et Canonicum admittentes, Johanni de Newent, clerico, presencium portitori predicti Symonis, nomine stallum in choro et locum in Capitulo assignetis, quod vestrum est ulterius in hac parte celeriter exequendo. Valete. Datum apud Cawod’ vii Idus Septembris Pontificatus nostri anno duodecimo.


a Followed by et struck out.


Marginalia A pointing finger in right margin.


Date These letters are dated in the 12th year of Melton’s pontificate. Although elected on 16 January 1316, he was not consecrated until 25 September 1317 nor receive his temporalities until 8 October 1317 (Handbook of British Chronology, ed. Fryde et al., p. 282), so the 12th year of his pontificate was late Sept./Oct. 1328-1329; if he had counted from his election the date would be 7 September 1328.


Note Simon de Courtmayor had been a canon since 1299 (Reg. Newerk, no. 268) and on 8 April 1324 had been commissioned by Archbishop Melton along with the prior of Thurgarton and Mr Elias de Cowton, prebendary of Norwell Overhall, to inquire into the ownership of tithes on assarted land at Norwood (Reg. Melton, v, no. 169). He was certainly still acting as a canon in 1328, though he later became Rector of Clayworth (ibid., iv, nos. 550, 758, 785, 815). There is considerable confusion over the sequence of prebendaries of Woodborough at this point.


391


Sale and quitclaim by William with the consent of Auwyle his wife to Geoffrey the chaplain of his toft with houses in Southwell for 2s. rent per annum.


(p293) Sciant omnes homines quod ego Willelmus consilio et assensu Auwyle uxoris mee totum toftum meum cum domibus in Suthwell’ quem tenui de prebenda de Wodeborow que fuit quondam Walteri Mawclerc canonici Suthwell’ vendidi et quietum clamavi Galfrido capellano et suis assignatis pro undecim solidis et tribus denariis. Tenend’ et habend’ sibi et assignatis [suis] libere et quiete reddendo mihi et heredibus meis annuatim duos solidos pro omni servicio ad duos terminos videlicet duodecim denarios ad invencionem sancte crucis et duodecim denarios ad festum sancti Martini. Et si predictus G. vel sui assignati erga canonicum dominum fundi de tam magna firma alleniacionem poterunt impetrare ratum habeo et gratum ego et heredes mei hunc toftum predictum cum domibus predicto G. et suis assignatis pro posse nostro contra omnes homines warantizabimus et defendemus. Et si contingat quod ego et heredes mei predicto G. et assignatis suis prefatum toftum cum domibus warantizare et defendere non possimus predictam pecuniam fide media prenominato G. vel suis assignatis infra spacium dimidii anno restituemus. In huius rei testimonium presenti huic carte mee sigillum meum apposui. Hiis testibus: magistro Willelmo [de] Roldeston, Henrico de Mora, Willelmo de Egrum’, Roberto parvo capellanis, Willelmo Cusyn, Waltero de Etona, Gylberto champyon, Galfrido Tayllur’, Roberto filio Ysabelle, Willelmo Swache, Hugone filio Michelis et multis aliis.


Marginalia: 1. De uno tofto et ii s. redditus in Suthwell’ (medieval). 2. 2s per annum (17C).



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