initiator: Vivianus dominus de Cayfa
recipient: Canons of the Holy Sepulchre
institution: Holy Sepulchre
text: Before Jul. 16.  Vivianus dominus de Cayfa, with the consent of his wife Beatrica, his son Paganus, and Hodierna the wife of Paganus, makes a sealed eleemosynary grant to the canons of the Holy Sepulchre, giving them a locus in a deserted villa, situated between Cayfa and Palmarea. The property [extends] next to the upper road [superior via] from the ancient gate of the villa facing Palmarea as far as a stone, establishing a boundary beyond the middle of the villa [ultra mediatatem ville pro termino fixum], and from that stone as far as a stone, inscribed with a cross, over the carob tree plantation [carublerium]. It then runs from the stone with the cross over a hill as far as a cava [per collem usque ad fundum cave]. There are ancient tombs within these boundaries. He gives all the land and its level ground from the villa along the public road as far as 2 carob trees, recognizing that the land has been ill-used and is invaded by thorns and denser carob thickets, as far as the large cava from which water flows into Palmarea. His gift is bounded in a straight line from the great cava to the other cava in the deserted villa near the canons’ building, and as far as the top of the mountains. Vivianus adds the gift of a garden within Palmarea, which contains 2 cisterns. His gifts will be freed from all exactions and customs. The canons are free to buy or sell moveables or take out or bring in necessities for their house wherever they are without the payment of customs or tax [consuetudinaria aut premium], but they cannot buy houses and lands without the lord’s licence and they must retain gifts ‘for a year and a day’. Witnesses: Amalricus patriarcha; Hernesius Cesariensis archiepiscopus; Bonefacius Cayfe capellanus; Rogerius de Cayfa; Johannes frater ejus; Willelmus, regis marescalcus; Giraudus de Conins; Henricus de Gilebelet; Balduinus consanguineus Rogerii; Clemens Rufus dapifer domini Cayfe; Vivianus vicecomes.
Before Jul. 16.  Vivianus dominus de Cayfa, with the consent of his wife Beatrica, his son Paganus, and Hodierna the wife of Paganus, makes a sealed eleemosynary grant to the canons of the Holy Sepulchre, giving them a locus in a deserted villa, situated between Cayfa and Palmarea. The... more
sources: Bresc-Bautier, Cart St-Sépulcre, pp. 268-9, no. 137 (RRH no. 418)