initiator: Baldwin III
recipient: Church and canons of the Holy Sepulchre
institution: Holy Sepulchre
text: Jul. 13. Acre. Baldwin per gratiam dei in sancta Iherusalem Latinorum rex quartus makes a sealed eleemosynary grant to the church and canons of the Holy Sepulchre, confirming gifts made by himself and by previous kings. Godfrey dux [of Bouillon] gave 21 casalia: Ainquinę; Armotię; Kefreachab; Kefredil; Bubil; Hubin; Aram; Kalendię; Betdigge/Beitligge; Birra/Byrra; Subahiet; Ataraberet; Vrniet; Zenu; Helmule; Beutelamus; Barithmeta; Beitiumen; Beitfoteire/Beitfuteier; Betsuric/Betsurit; Aineseins; and all the ovens in Jerusalem, except for 2 belonging to the Hospital of St John and 1 belonging to St Mary of the Latins. King Baldwin I gave villani and their families at Sanctus Lazarus [Bethany] and the 4 casalia above Sanctus Lazarus of Benehatię, Benehabeth, Ragabam and Roma; 1000 modii of wheat each year in the territory of Nablus; and half of that property which the king gave the Holy Sepulchre in the exchange relating to the bishopric of Bethlehem. King Baldwin II gave a casale called Derina, situated in the territory of Tyre close to the great spring [fons] that feeds the aqueduct, together with 4 carrucates [quantum quatuor paria boum de anno in annum excolere possunt], situated on the hillside nearby. He excluded from the confirmation another unnamed casale, if indeed it had been subtracted from the territory of the Holy Sepulchre. King Baldwin II also gave a garden situated between the sea wall and sea forewall of the city; a casale named Cafermelech in the territory of Nablus; half of the casale of Fieisse now called Casale Sancti Sepulchri, which was given by Eustachius Granerius, and all the land that Galterius, the son of Eustachius gave around the same casale, beyond the River [Jordan] as far as the designated boundaries that are recognized today. With the agreement of Melisende, King Baldwin III’s mother, and his brother Amalricus, King Fulk gave the casale of Thecua in exchange for Sanctus Lazarus in Bethania. Fulk confirmed the gift by Lambertus Als of 2 carrucate terrę plenarie situated in the territory of the casale of Mimas; the gift of Guillelmus de Buris of 2 casalia called Gebul and Helkar with their lands and the use of their fisheries [piscariae] for 8 days each year, the angaria [of his own fisherman] for one day a year and the use of a boat [navis] in the way specified by Guilelmus de Buris; houses within the walls of the city of Jerusalem, occupied by Petrus Bernardi canonicus, Eurardus canonicus, alterius Eurardus canonicus, Mainardus, Garsio, Galterius Lo Tornaor, Bernardus Bursarius, Herluinus, Mabilia - with a garden situated beside it – and Rogerius de Sancto Lazaro, a confrater of the canons, and the statio of Guillelmus Bastardus together with that share that the same Guillelmus had in the tables of the money changers [in mensis nummulariorum] – this confirmation was an eleemosynary grant; and a house at Acre given by Lambertus Als and Agnes his wife on conditions specified in the charter. Among other confirmations, there were 3 casalia called Capharuth, Gith and Porphiria, which Rogerius Liddensis episcopus gave out of the possessions of [the church of] Sanctus Georgius [Lydda], and a 4th casale called Kefrescilta, which, together with half of the tithes of the harvests of the aforesaid casalia, [Rogerius] Liddensis episcopus gave for the recognition of his right to the tithes of Castellum Arnaldi and of a casale of the Hospital of St John called Bulbul; an exchange made between the canons of the Holy Sepulchre and Iohannes Patricius of 2 casalia, called Caphermelic and Ainquina, for 2 of the casalia of Iohannes, called Megina and Mezera; half of the oblations of the faithful to the Holy Sepulchre; all oblations to the relic of the True Cross, which was in their custody, on all days except Good Friday and those occasions when the patriarch needed to carry the relic with him; two thirds of candle money; the tithes of the whole of the city of Jerusalem and its environs, conceded by Patriarch Arnulf, except for those from funda, which would be enjoyed by the patriarch; the church of St Peter in Jaffa, conceded by the patriarch to the canons; and half the benefice King Baldwin I gave in exchange for the bishopric of Bethlehem. Witnesses: Amalricus frater regis et comes Ascalonitanus; Humfredus de Torono constabularius; Guido Berytensis; Girardus Sidoniensis; PhiIippus Neapolitanus; Guido Francigena; Henricus Bufulus, Hugo Cesariensis; Balduinus de Insula; Odo de Tolenth turris Dauid castellanus; Odo de Sancto Amando; Guillelmus de Barra. The charter was drawn up by Radulfus cancellarius.
Jul. 13. Acre. Baldwin per gratiam dei in sancta Iherusalem Latinorum rex quartus makes a sealed eleemosynary grant to the church and canons of the Holy Sepulchre, confirming gifts made by himself and by previous kings. Godfrey dux [of Bouillon] gave 21 casalia: Ainquinę; Armotię; Kefreachab;... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 1:438-42, no. 238; 2:516, no. 287 (RRH no. 309)
initiator: Baldwin III
recipient: Royal hospital of Saint John the Baptist in Nablus
text: Jun. 7. Acre. Baldwin, per gratiam dei in sancta Hierusalem Latinorum rex quartus, with the advice and consent of Queen Melisende and his brother Amalricus comes Ascalonitanus, makes a sealed eleemosynary grant for the benefit of the souls of the kings his predecessors and himself, confirming for his [Royal] Hospital of St John the Baptist at Nablus and the brothers serving God and the poor the gifts made up to the present by his predecessors: the casale called Letaria, given by King Baldwin II; 100 cantaria of grapes [racemi] and a vineyard near Nablus, given by King Baldwin II, which by a grant of King Fulk would be transported by royal officials [regii bailiti] to the Hospital’s winepress [torcular]; all the goods of any pilgrim who should die intestate [on the road] between Castellum Beleismum and Lubanum or between the stone, which marks the boundaries of the lands of Cacho and [terra] Maluarum, and Lubanum. Witnesses: Fredericus episcopus Achonensis; Hermannus archidiaconus Achonensis; Humfredus constabularius; Guido Berythensis; Girardus Sydoniensis; Balduinus de Insula; Odo de Sancto Amando marescalcus; Guillelmus de Barra; Herbertus; Galuanus de Rochia camerarius. The charter was drawn up by Radulfus in Bethleem electus regisque cancellarius.
Jun. 7. Acre. Baldwin, per gratiam dei in sancta Hierusalem Latinorum rex quartus, with the advice and consent of Queen Melisende and his brother Amalricus comes Ascalonitanus, makes a sealed eleemosynary grant for the benefit of the souls of the kings his predecessors and himself, confirming for... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 1:373-4, 443-5, nos. 190, 241; 2:518, no. 290 (RRH no. 321)
initiator: Baldwin III
recipient: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
institution: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
text: Nov. 29. Jerusalem. Baldwin, per gratiam dei in sancta Hierusalem Latinorum rex quartus, makes a sealed eleemosynary grant, giving the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, which cares for the poor each day under the rule of dominus Otegerius Hospitalis venerabilis magister, 50 tents of Beduini, who have never been subject to the king, for the use and service [ad usum et servitium] of the poor. Witnesses: Bertrannus de Blancaforti militie Templi magister; Guillelmus de Guerchia commilitonum Templi senescalcus; frater Gaufridus Fulcherii; Amalricus comes Ascalonitanus; Humfredus de Torono constabularius; Galterius dominus Tiberiadensis; Girardus Sydoniensis; Galterius dominus Berytensis; Philippus Neapolitanus; Hugo Cesariensis dominus; Guormundus Tyberiadensis; Guido Francigena; Henricus Bubalus; Guillelmus marescalcus; Odo de Sancto Amando vicecomes Ierosolimitanus; Simon de Hosdenc. The charter was drawn up by Stephanus, acting on behalf of Radulfus Bethleemite episcopus regisque cancellarius.
Nov. 29. Jerusalem. Baldwin, per gratiam dei in sancta Hierusalem Latinorum rex quartus, makes a sealed eleemosynary grant, giving the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, which cares for the poor each day under the rule of dominus Otegerius Hospitalis venerabilis magister, 50 tents of Beduini, who... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 1:475-6, no. 260; 2:529, no. 304 (RRH no. 355)