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Notification of the King’s confirmation of the will of Hubert Walter archbishop of Canterbury

Identity

B51A

Title

Notification of the King’s confirmation of the will of Hubert Walter archbishop of Canterbury

Beneficiary

Hubert Walter (archbishop of Canterbury 1193-1205) (People)

Date of issue

30 August 1199

Place of issue

Rouen (Places)

Archive

Lambeth Palace Library ms. Cartae Antiquae XI.11 - Reproduced by courtesy of Lambeth Palace Library

Copies

B = Ibid. ms. 1212 (Archbishopric cartulary) fo.24v (9v, p.44) no.6, s.xiii ex.
C = Ibid. fo.105r (92r, p.202), s.xiii med.

Seal

Sealed sur double queue, parchment tag through a single slit, seal impression missing. 

Enrolled

Printed

(from B) Foedera, Conventiones, Litterae etc., or Rymer’s Foedera, 1066-1383, ed. A. Clarke et al., vol. 1, part i (London, 1816), 78

Scribes

Comment

Endorsed: de test(amento) archiepiscopi Huberti (s.xiii); vi. (s.xiii).  Approx. 186 X 65 + 23mm. 

Note could also be 1203.  The word in the address presently readable as iustici... appears to have an 'a' following, legible under ultra-violet light.

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Transcription

Ioh(anne)s Dei gratia rex Angl(ie) dominus Hibernie dux Norm(annie) Aquitann(ie) et comes Andeg(auie) iustici<ariis> et omnibus ball(iu)is suis Angl(ie) salutem.  Sciatis quod volumus et firmiter precipimus quod testamentum quod venerabilis pater noster in Cristo H(ubertus) Cantuar' archiepiscopus secundum Deum condidit firmum sit et stabile, et quod firmiter et inuiolabiliter teneatur et obseruetur.  Et id(e)o vob(is) mandamus et firmiter prohibemus ne aliquis vestrum aliquo modo contra testamenum suum veniat vel illud aliquo modo impediat vel infringat vel ab aliquo impediri vel infringi sustineat.  T(estibus) com(ite) Will(elm)o Mariscall(o), Will(elm)o de Breos' apud Rothomagum xxx. die Augusti.

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Notification that the king has confirmed the will of Hubert Walter, archbishop of Canterbury.

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