initiator: Baldwin III
recipient: Philipus Neapolitanus
text: Jul. 31. Nazareth. Baldwin, per gratiam dei in sancta Hierusalem Latinorum rex quartus, with the agreement of Theodora, illustris Hierosolimorum regina, his brother Amalricus comes Ascalonitanus, Count Raymond III of Tripoli, domna Melisende, Raymond’s sister and the future empress of Constantinople, her mother and King Baldwin’s maternal aunt domna Hodierna Tripolitana comitissa, and all those concerned, gives under seal to Philipus Neapolitanus and his heirs in perpetuity Mons Regalis, Crach castellum and Ahamanh with all their dependencies, land and honor, covering an area stretching from Zerca to the Red Sea [Mare Rubrum] and even beyond, which had been held by Paganus pincerna regius in his lifetime. The king also gives castellum Vallis Moysis with all the land in Transjordan [trans fluvium Iordanem] with all its villanni, Suriani or Sarraceni, on either side of the River Jordan held by Balduinus, the son of Hulricus vicecomes Neapolitanus, which Hulricus had held in his lifetime before Balduinus. The king had obtained this in an exchange with Balduinus, although excluded from the exchange were the villanni settled by Balduinus ‘ad ignem et ad focum hospitatos locatos et manentes’ on the day the agreements were made. The king transfers to Philippus the fief held in-chief across the River Jordan that Iohannes Gomannus held, together with the servicium previously owed to the king. Henceforward Iohannes Gomannus will owe hominium and servicium to Philippus. The gift is made, ‘salve regie maiestati servicio’. Philippus will hold all future conquests of the king. Excluded from the gift are all the king’s Beduini who were not born in the land of Mons Regalis and all caravans [caravani] crossing the territory on journeys between Alexandria or Egypt and Baghdad [Baldach]. In return Philippus, with the agreement of his wife Helisabet, his son Reynerius and his daughters, his brothers Guido Francigena and Henricus Bubalus, gives the king in exchange the entire feudum that came to him from domnus Rohardus and his wife domna Gisla, which Rohardus and Gisla had held for a year and a day, except for a casale called Adelemia and whatever he has in Montanis Bassis. Philippus gives the king the entire feudum of his father Guido de Mile, which Guido de Mile and Philippus held for a year and a day. Philippus gives the king the feudum in montanis Neapolitanis of Guido Francigena, which Guido held from domnus Rohardus and afterwards from Philippus himself, the feudum of Henricus Bubalus his brother and the feudum of Gaufridus Tortus together with Maron and all that Philippus had in lordship [dominium] in the mountains of Tyre and Toron. All these will now be held of the king, in the same terms as they were held of Philippus and will owe the king servicium. Witnesses: Petrus archiepiscopus Tyriensis; Fredericus episcopus Acconensis; Girardus episcopus Laodicensis; Humfredus de Torono constabularius; filius ejus Humfredus; Gualterius de Sancto Audemaro castellanus et Tyberiadis domnus; Gormundus Tyeriadensis, dominus de Bezans; Hugo Cesariensis domnus; Gualterius Berithi dominus; Arnaldus de Crest; Hugo Sine Censu constabularius Tripolis; Guillelmus Porcelet; Viuianus de Caypha; filius ejus Paganus; Guillelmus marescalcus; Odo de Sancto Amando castellanus et vicecomes Hierosolimitanus; Clarembaldus vicecomes Acconensis; Paganus de Uoch; Girardus de Pogi; Gaufridus Tortus; Gocellinus Pessellus; Rohardus Neapolitanus; Bauduinus de Gebal; Iohannes de Valentinis; Gomerius de Neapoli; Hibertus. The charter was drawn up by Radulfus Bethleemite episcopus rcgisque cancellarius.
Jul. 31. Nazareth. Baldwin, per gratiam dei in sancta Hierusalem Latinorum rex quartus, with the agreement of Theodora, illustris Hierosolimorum regina, his brother Amalricus comes Ascalonitanus, Count Raymond III of Tripoli, domna Melisende, Raymond’s sister and the future empress of... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 1:479-86, 497 nos. 263, 270; 2:532, no. 306 (RRH no. 366)