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)