initiator: Raymond of Poitiers, prince of Antioch
recipient: Canons of the Holy Sepulchre
institution: Holy Sepulchre
text: Apr. 19. Antioch. Raymond [of Poitiers], Dei nutu princeps Antiochenus, records how in the third year of his principate  he made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. While visiting the Holy Sepulchre, he was informed by Patriarch William, by Petrus Dominici Sepulcri prior, and by the whole community there of injuries long suffered by the church of the Holy Sepulchre in Antioch. They asked for the restoration of their rights. Raymond promised justice in his curia. On his return from Jerusalem, the prior of the Holy Sepulchre, accompanied by Wlgrinus prepositus and some brothers, came to Antioch on 1 February  and accused the community of the abbey of St Paul of depriving the Holy Sepulchre of a garden and some land a long time ago. The complaint was put to Robertus cenobii Sancti Pauli abbas and his community, who unanimously declared that this was a case for the patriarch of Antioch, since it was an ecclesiastical, not a secular one, particularly as the garden had been exchanged by Patriarch Bernard for a house belonging to Stephanus thesaurarius ęcclesię Sancti Pauli. The abbey had in its possession a charter of exchange, confirmed by Prince Bohemond II. The authenticity of the document was questioned when it was presented. It was decided that the case could be held in the prince’s curia. The court was summoned for 30 March at Pons Ferri, outside Antioch, where Raymond was encamped [in castris] and again on 2 April in the prince’s palatium in Antioch. The canons of the Holy Sepulchre were present, but the monks of St Paul were not. Raymond took advice from his barones and reconvened the court for 13 April. On that occasion Guiterius de Mozo and Ricardus de Belmont, standing among the barones, solemnly summoned the abbot and monks of St Paul. Since they refused to appear before the court and plead, the canons of the Holy Sepulchre, whose case had been proved by the evidence of elderly Greek [Greci] witnesses called Gregorius ᶒcclesiᶒ Sanctᶒ Mariᶒ cantor, Thomas subcantor, Michael filius Molkim/Molkem and Abraham filius Sucar, were invested with the disputed property on 15 April. The ruling is confirmed by Prince Raymond and his wife Constantia principissa. Witnesses: Gaudinus Mamistanus archiepiscopus; Hugo Gabulensis episcopus; Aymericus decanus Antiochiᶒ; Willelmus Brachetus capellanus palatii; Aimericus capellanus palatii; Willelmus Pictaviensis capellanus palatii; Willelmus Petri clericus; Petrus canonicus Templi; Godefridus canonicus Sancti Abrahe; Drogo miles Templi; Goisbertus miles Templi; Rogerius de Montibus constabularius; Galterius de Surdavalle; Garento de Saone; Fulco de Boino; Willelmus Fraisnelli; Leo Maiopolus dux Antiochiᶒ; Gaufridus de Guirchia; Petrus de Armoini castellanus; Guiterius de Mozo; Ricardus de Belmunt; Robertus filius Gaufridi; Paganus de Fai; Garnerius de Burgo; Hugo de Boleira; Abo de Molins; Chalo de Masiaco/Masiago; Basilius camerarius; Oliverius frater ejus; Garinus Malmuz marescalcus; Raimundus marescalcus; Godefridus vicecomes; Theodorus notarius; Georgius, magister secretᶒ. The charter was drawn up by Odo cancellarius.
Apr. 19. Antioch. Raymond [of Poitiers], Dei nutu princeps Antiochenus, records how in the third year of his principate  he made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. While visiting the Holy Sepulchre, he was informed by Patriarch William, by Petrus Dominici Sepulcri prior, and by the whole community... more
sources: Bresc-Bautier, Cart St-Sépulcre, pp. 178-83, no. 77 (RRH no. 194)