The Magna Carta Project

XIII. A cartulary of Alvingham priory: Bodleian Library MS Laud 642, fos.8-9v.

by Professor David Carpenter

This has the 1217 preamble.1 The earl’s relief is ‘de comitatu integro’. However, the baronial relief is £100. The conclusion is 1217 with the adulterine castles clause. The charter is sealed by the legate and William Marshal and given by Richard Marsh at St Paul’s on 6 November 1217.


The cartulary is listed in C. Breay, J. Harrison and D. M. Smith, Medieval cartularies of Great Britain and Ireland (London, 2010), no.12.

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