initiator: King Amalric
recipient: Church and canons of the Holy Sepulchre
institution: Holy Sepulchre
text: Jul. 16. Ascalon. Amalric, per gratiam dei in sancta civitate Ierusalem rex quintus, makes a sealed eleemosynary grant to the church and canons of the Holy Sepulchre, confirming the gifts of Duke Godfrey and Kings Baldwin I, Baldwin II, Fulk and Baldwin III. Godfrey dux gave 21 casalia: Ainquine, Armotie, Keffrecá, Kefredil, Bubin - these two with the gastina of Bethchamzir being given by the canons to the Knights Templar [militia Templi] in return for the remission of the rent of 150 besants they had paid for the defence of the land - Hubim, Haram, Kalendrie, Bentiligel, Birra - now called Mahomeria Maior - Subahiét, Ataraberét, Vrniét, Zenún, Lemûle, Beutelamus, Aineseins - now called Ual de Curs - Barmita, Beitiumen, Beitfoteire and Betsuric, in the territory of which the villa called Parua Mahomeria has been founded. Godfrey also gave all the ovens in Jerusalem, except for 1 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 Benehatie, Benehabeth, Ragabam and Roma; 1000 modii of wheat each year in the territory of Nablus, in return for which King Baldwin II gave a casale in the territory of Nablus called Cafarmelich. With the agreement of Queen Melisende and King Baldwin III, King Fulk gave the casale of Thecua in exchange for Sanctus Lazarus in Bethania and the aforesaid 4 casalia. The canons of the Holy Sepulchre exchanged the 2 casalia, called Capharmalich and Ainquiná, for 2 of the casalia of Iohannes Patricius, called Megina and Mezera. King Amalric confirms the possession by the Holy Sepulchre of half of that property given by King Baldwin I in an exchange relating to the bishopric of Bethlehem. King Baldwin II also gave a casale called Derina, situated in the territory of Tyre close to the great spring [fons] that feeds the aqueduct. The territory of the casale, situated on the hillside, comprises 4 carrucatae [quantum terrę quatuor paria boum de anno in annum excolere possunt]. King Baldwin II gave a garden situated between the wall and forewall of the city beside the sea. He confirmed the gift of half of the casale of Fieisse, now called Casale Sancti Sepulchri, by Eustachius Granerius, and all the land that Galterius, the son of Eustachius gave around the same casale, beyond the river as far as the designated boundaries that are recognized today. King Amalric confirms the church and the possessions in Acre given by Lambertus Als and his wife Agnes and conceded by King Fulk together with the casale of Mimas with 2 carrucate terrę plenarie; the garden owned by Mainardus de Portu, which his son Raimundus gave on becoming a brother [confrater] of the Holy Sepulchre; the gift of Guillelmus de Buris of 2 casalia called Gebúl and Helcár 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 Bernardus canonicus, Eurardus canonicus, alterius Eurardus canonicus, Mainardus, Garsio, Galterius Tronaior, Bernardus Bursarius, Herluinus, Mabilia, Rogerius de Sancto Lazaro, the statio of Guillelmus Bastardus, together with the share that the same Guillelmus had in the tables of the money changers [in mensis nummulariorum], and the house of Martinus Carauana; the land situated within the walls [septa] of Jerusalem with permission to build houses and stationes - a privilege otherwise enjoyed only by the king - and the right to settle in them money changers, merchants and artisans of all kinds [cambiatores sive mercatores sive cuiuscumque operis aut artificii actores]. 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 fourth casale called Kefrescilta, which, together with half the tithes of harvests and a remission of all other tithes relating to the aforesaid casalia, were given by Rogerius [Liddensis episcopus] in exchange for the recognition of his right to the tithes of Castellum Arnaldi and of a casale of the Hospital of St John called Bulbul; the resolution of the disputes between King Baldwin III and the canons over Suriani and between Queen Melisende and the canons over the boundaries of Bethsuri; the casalia of Bethél, Odemamel, Dehyrsabeth, Corteis, Deirmusim and Huetdebes with their villani, which the canons bought from Hugo de Hybelino; the casale of Geladia which Amalric himself had given in recompense for the expenses and activity [pro expensa et missione] of the canons with respect to the capture of Ascalon; the casale of Bettatap, which the canons bought from Iohannes Gomannus and his son Ancherius; 2 casalia called Cafaruth and Uetus Bethor and the gastina of Derfres, given in alms by Queen Melisende to the abbot of monks of St Sabas, which the canons of the Holy Sepulchre bought from St Sabas; the land within and outside the city of Uetus Caypha given by Vivianus dominus Cayphe, with the assent of his son Paganus; the land given by 2 brothers, the milites Rogerius and Iohannes, next to the river of Haifa [flumen Cayphe]. King Amalric confirms Patriarch Arnulf’s concession of half of the oblations of the faithful to the Holy Sepulchre; two-thirds of candle money; all oblations to the relic of the True Cross, which was in the canons’ custody, on all days except Good Friday and those occasions when the patriarch needs to carry the relic with him; the tithes of the whole of the city of Jerusalem and its environs, except for those from funda; the church of St Peter in Jaffa, conceded by the patriarch to the canons, and the church of Quarantene. Witnesses: Iohannes Paneadensis episcopus; Ricardus Andriensis episcopus; Radulphus prior Sebastenus; Galterius princeps Galilee; Humfredus de Torono constabularius; filius eius Humfredus; Girardus Sydoniensis; Philippus Neapolitanus; Hugo Cesariensis domnus; Guido Francigena senescalcus; Fulco Tyberiadensis; Gormundus Tyberiadensis; Henricus Bubalus; Odo de Sancto Amando pincerna; Guillelmus marescalcus; Rohardus Neapolitanus; Balduinus vicecomes Neapolitanus; Anselmus de Brie; Rohardus Ioppensis; Paganus de Uoh; Iocelinus Pesellus; Ottho de Risberge. The charter was drawn up by Radulfus Bethlehemite episcopus regisque cancellarius.
Jul. 16. Ascalon. Amalric, per gratiam dei in sancta civitate Ierusalem rex quintus, makes a sealed eleemosynary grant to the church and canons of the Holy Sepulchre, confirming the gifts of Duke Godfrey and Kings Baldwin I, Baldwin II, Fulk and Baldwin III. Godfrey dux gave 21 casalia: Ainquine,... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 2:536-41, no. 310 (RRH no. 400)