initiator: Bertrandus Margati dominus
recipient: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
institution: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
text: Feb. 1.  Margat. Bertrandus Margati dominus, the son of dominus Reinaldus, quondam ejusdem castelli dominus, with the agreement Prince Bohemond III of Antioch, Count Raymond III of Tripoli and his wife domina Bermunda, with the advice and at the instigation of dominus Anterius Valenie episcopus, and with the agreement of all his men [homines], both milites and burgenses, having ius, feudum or hereditas in the territory, makes a sealed and masked eleemosynary grant for the support of the poor in the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, represented by dominus Rogerius de Molins, eiusdem domus magister. He gives the castle [castrum] called Margat with all its lands and rights, including his dominationes and ligiantiae. In return, the magister, his successors and brothers will pay Bertrandus and his legitimate heirs 2200 Saracen besants each year, payable in the city of Tripoli by the castellan [castellanus] of Cractum in 4 instalments, namely 550 besants each at Easter, the Nativity of St John the Baptist, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross and Christmas. If Bertrandus should die without legitimate heirs, the Hospital will pay Bermunda, or another legitimate wife, 1200 besants each year, retaining the balance of 1000 besants as an alms gift. If on the death of Bertrandus there are heirs, the rent should be divided, with 1100 going to his wife for her lifetime and 1100 to his heirs. The 2200 Saracen besants will thereafter go totally to the heirs, but if the line should fail, the rent will revert as an alms-gift to the Hospital. Witnesses: dominus Anterius Valenie episcopus; dominus Falco abbas ecclesie S. Pauli in Antiochia; of the brothers of the Hospital, dominus Rogerius magister Hospitalis, who negotiated this gift; frater Burellus Hospitalis preceptor; frater Bernardus ecclesie Hospitalis S. Joannis prior; frater Petrus de Vallis castellanus Cracti; frater Henricus castellanus Margati; frater Hermannus Betanhie bajulus; frater Rogerius de Liro Antiochie bajulus; of the milites of Margat, who paid liege homage [hominium et ligiantiam] to the Hospital, dominus Stephanus Raillant domini Bertrandi de Margato consanguineus; dominus Amelinus Margati castellanus; dominus Acarias; dominus Reinerius; dominus Joscelinus; dominus Johannes Templi. Also present was dominus Stephanus Rotomagi, Prince Bohemond’s representative [nuntius] in this matter. The charter was drawn up by the aforesaid Bertrandus [Margati dominus].
Feb. 1.  Margat. Bertrandus Margati dominus, the son of dominus Reinaldus, quondam ejusdem castelli dominus, with the agreement Prince Bohemond III of Antioch, Count Raymond III of Tripoli and his wife domina Bermunda, with the advice and at the instigation of dominus Anterius Valenie... more
sources: Delaville Le Roulx, Cart Hosp 1:492-4, no. 783; also Hiestand, PTJ 2:290-2, no. 90 (RRH no. 647)