initiator: Alice, regina Cypri
recipient: Church in Cyprus
text: Oct. 1-31. Limassol. With the agreement of the barones, milites and homines of the kingdom of Cyprus, and at the request of Cardinal Pelagius of Albano, in partibus orientis et Cipri apostolice sedis legatus, of dominus Eustorgius Nicosiensis archiepiscopus, M. Paphensis episcopus, R. Nimociensis episcopus and C. Famagustanus episcopus, Alice, Dei gratia regina Cipri, mother of Henry, verus dominus et heres regni Cipri, makes a sealed grant to the church in Cyprus. She concedes to the archbishops, bishops and all their churches the tithes of all revenues in the kingdom of Cyprus and of all her barones, milites and homines, according to the customs of the kingdom of Jerusalem [secundum usum et consuetudinem regni Ierlimitani]. She also surrenders the chevagia and dimi owed to the crown by the rustici of the church. She gives freedom from the payment of chevagia or labour service [angaria] to all Greek priests and deacons, provided they make canonical obedience to the archbishop and bishops in their dioceses. She rules, however, the Greek priests and deacons must remain in the casalia and lands where they reside at present, unless they have licence to move from the archbishop and bishops. They must, as in the past, seek permission of their lords if they wish to be ordained. They cannot leave the kingdom to seek ordination elsewhere. Greek abbeys should abide by the rules of canonical election of their abbots, confirmed by the archbishop or bishop. Abbots can only be removed according to law. They, and all monks ordained as priests or deacons, must be obedient to the archbishop and bishops in their dioceses. Abbeys can hold the possessions they previously had, but no one can become a monk or conversus without his lord’s permission. Witnesses: Philippus de Ybellino baiulus regni Cipri; Iohannes de Ybellino dominus Dirutensis [Beirut]; Galterus de Cesaria dominus Cesarie et conestabilis Cipri; Galterus de Bethsam; Gormundus de Bethsain; Iacobus de Riveto; Guillermus de Riveto frater carnalis eusdem Iacobi; Aymericus Beillais; Laurentius de Morfo; Johannes Babin. The charter was drawn up by Radulphus regni Cipri cancellarius.
Oct. 1-31. Limassol. With the agreement of the barones, milites and homines of the kingdom of Cyprus, and at the request of Cardinal Pelagius of Albano, in partibus orientis et Cipri apostolice sedis legatus, of dominus Eustorgius Nicosiensis archiepiscopus, M. Paphensis episcopus, R. Nimociensis... more
sources: Coureas and Schabel, The Cartulary, pp. 220-2, no. 84 (RRH no. 938)