initiator: Knights Templar and the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem
recipient: Citizens of Marseille
additional institution: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
text: Oct. 3. Acre. In the palacium of dominus Odo conestabulus et bajulus. The record of an agreement reached in the presence of dominus Odo de Montebeliardo, conestabulus regni Hierosolimitani et bajulus ejusdem regni pro domino imperatore between on one side the Knights Templar and the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem and on the other the citizens of Marseille. The lords and viscounts of Marseille - Roncelinus, Hugo, Raimundus de Baucio and Geraldus Ademarii de Montilio and their wives - and Raimundus Gaufridus de Tritis, had granted the Orders the rights to have ships [naves et ligna] in the port of Marseille and to sail to wherever they wish carrying pilgrims and merchants, but the magistri of the Orders complained of extortions and wanted the ships and goods of Marseille [in Acre] to be confiscated until they were repaid an estimated 2000 marchae argenti. Johannes de S. Hylario consul Massiliensium in Accon argued that he had no power to reply to the charges and he appealed for justice from the conestabulus and his court. The magistri of the Orders and the representatives of Marseille, dominus Rostagnus de Podio Alto and dominus Guittelminus de Caranzon, come to an agreement through the mediation of the dominus conestabulus, dominus Johannes de Ybelino dominus Beriti and other prudhommes [proceres]. Rostagnus and Guittelminus, having plenary authority granted in Marseille, allow the Orders the right have 1 ship [navis] each, making use of the port of Marseille twice a year, in the August passage and the Easter or March passage. Each of the two ships can carry up to 1500 pilgrims or merchants. The Orders can make use of additional ships for their own needs, but these cannot carry pilgrims or merchants. The magistri promise not to embark pilgrims or merchants in the ports from Collioure to Monaco. Frater Hermannus de Peragors magister domus militie Templi, frater Gerinus magister domus Hospitalis sancti Johannis, Rostagnus and Guittelminus attach their seals, as does Odo de Montebiliardo. Witnesses: Odo de Montebiliardo conestabulus regni Iherosolimitani et bajulus regni pro domino imperatore; dominus Johannes de Ybelino dominus Beryti; dominus Johannes dominus Cesarie; dominus Gauterius de Flori miles; dominus Anricus de Nazareno miles; dominus Manabeus miles; of the Knights Templar, frater Balduinus de Beuraje; frater Renaldus Alamannus; frater Jacobus del Bois commendator domus Templi Acconensis; frater Geraldus de Jussac; frater Guilelmus Arnaldi; of the brothers of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, frater Arnaldus de Montbrun marescalcus Hospitalis sancti Johannis; frater Guillelmus de Monte Acuto draperius; frater Rogerius Hispanus; frater Guillelmus de Castronovo; frater Nivelo; frater Rainerius Alamannus. The charter was written, at the request of both sides, by Petrus de Servaria publicus notarius.
Oct. 3. Acre. In the palacium of dominus Odo conestabulus et bajulus. The record of an agreement reached in the presence of dominus Odo de Montebeliardo, conestabulus regni Hierosolimitani et bajulus ejusdem regni pro domino imperatore between on one side the Knights Templar and the Hospital of St... more
sources: Delaville Le Roulx, Cart Hosp 2:462-4, no. 2067; Mayer, UKJ 3:1363-6, no. 785 (RRH no. 1046)