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Alt Ref NoCCA-DCc/ChAnt/A/40
TitleCharters (copy)
Date[15th century]
DescriptionLater copy, dated by handwriting, of a transcription dated 1252/3 by Nicholas of Sandwich, prior, of 4 charters.

(1) Charter of King William Rufus, addressed generally. Specifies the liberties which he has granted to Anselm as archbishop and to the cathedral priory. Witnessed by William, bishop of Durham ('Aunelmens' [sic]), Gundulf, bishop of Rochester, and Eudo the steward ('dapifer'). [Sep 1093. See Davis, as below.]

(2) Charter of King Henry I confirming to Archbishop Ralph d'Escures and the priory monks the lands and liberties which they held under Edward the Confessor and William I. [1114, after 29 Jun. As DCc-ChAnt/C/7 and DCc-ChAnt/C/9. See Johnson and Cronne, as below.]

(3) Charter of Henry II confirming grants by William I and Henry I to the church of Canterbury. Also confirming grant of specified payments. Witnessed by Richard of Ilchester, bishop of Winchester, Geoffrey Ridel, bishop of Ely, and Jocelin de Bohun, bishop of Salisbury. Dated at Marlborough. [Oct/Nov 1175. As DCc-ChAnt/C/19. Date established by the full witness list of the original charter. We are grateful to N Vincent (as below) for this date.]

(4) Charter of Henry II confirming, for the sake of God, St Thomas and the cathedral, the gift by William de Tracy ('traci') of a payment of 100s.
Witnessed by Gilbert Foliot, bishop of London, Roger of Gloucester, bishop of Worcester, Richard of Ilchester, bishop elect of Winchester, Robert Foliot, bishop elect of Hereford, John of Oxford, dean of Salisbury, Mgr Walter de insula, William de Mandeville ('Mande''), earl of Essex, William son of Audelinus and Hugh de creissi. Given at Westminster. [Jul 1173 x Aug 1174. Established by Vincent from witness list, as below.]

At bottom, note reading 'liberty of St Thomas'.

Endorsed with description in contemporary hand.
Extent1 doc
Physical DescriptionParchment, 1m
Related MaterialOther versions of William Rufus charter (listed, with calendar entry): H W C Davis (ed), Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum, vol i, 1066-1100 (Oxford, 1913), p87, as no 336
Other version of William Rufus charter: CCA-DCc-ChAnt/C/204
Other versions of Henry I charter (listed, with calendar entry): C Johnson and H A Cronne (eds), Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum, vol ii, 1100-1135 (Oxford, 1956), p116, as no 1055
Other versions of Henry II charters (listed, with transcription of texts): N Vincent, Charters of Henry II (in preparation), nos 432-3
Publication NoteNoted in Historical Manuscripts Commission Fifth Report (London, 1876), Appendix, p435

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