St John's College MS. 320
William is to perform in return the same service that ‘Robertus dapifer’ did; and instructions for the descent of the holding among siblings are outlined. A very large witness list, beginning: ‘Magister Robertus de svwina Ingelraimus de Munceaus Willelmus foliot Gillebertus de Munceaus’ (most of the names distinctly Norman).
Ed. Charles Travis Clay, Yorkshire Deeds, vol. VII, Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series 83 (1932), app. III (203), where a date just after 1148 is suggested.
13 lines of text.
Written in caroline, s. xii med.
Provenance and Acquisition
Two medieval file notes (both s. xv ex.) identifying the charter as from Imingham (Immingham), Lincs., together with several sets of initials (including RD, perhaps ‘Robert dapifer’, but perhaps Roger Dodsworth, appearing on at least two further charters involving the St Quintins, ed. Clay, 127–8) (the dorse).
Michael P. Palmer of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society, in a letter of 20 November 1978 kept with the MS, explains that the charter was in St Mary’s Tower, York, and apparently consulted there and then removed by Roger Dodsworth, as part of the research for his Monasticon Boreale (BodL, MSS Dodsworth 7 and 8); Dodsworth left the charter at Chevet Hall, near Wakefield, then (s. xvii med.) the home of Sir Francis Neville.
The collection of Sir Thomas Pilkington (his Misc. No. 39) of Chevet Hall, nr. Wakefield (when described by Clay).
Nearly all the Pilkington charters were acquired by H. L. Bradfer-Lawrence and bequeathed to the Yorkshire Archaeological Society in the mid-1960s; this item was not among those received by the Society.
Purchased at Sotheby’s from the Leishman Fund [probably c.1970].
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Funding of Cataloguing
Conversion of the printed catalogue to TEI funded by the Thompson Family Charitable Trust
Last Substantive Revision
2022-12: First online publication