Confirmation/renewal of grants887
initiator: Pope Alexander III
recipient: Saint Mary of the Latins
institution: Saint Mary of the Latins
text: Mar. 8. Segni. Pope Alexander III confirms the privileges of St Mary of the Latins on nearly the same terms as those already granted on 30 Apr. 1158 by Pope Adrian IV. Alexander confirms for Ricardus, abbot of St Mary of the Latins in Jerusalem, and his brothers papal protection and the grants of property and privilege made to the abbey. They are: in and around the city of Jerusalem, stationes next to the abbey; an oven; a palatium next to the Gate of St Stephen; houses in the district [plaga] to the south beyond that palatium; houses over [supra] the city wall next to the palatium, stretching as far as the second tower on the walls; on the other side of the gate the church of Stephen next to the road that runs from Jerusalem to Nablus; a hospitale next to the same road; a garden between the church of St Stephen and Jerusalem; gardens and vineyards in the territory of Jerusalem, together with their tithes; the casale of Belfacir with its vineyards, lands and tithe; half of the casale of Sanctus Euchimius close to Bethlehem, with its lands and tithe; a casale in the territory of Blancegarda, the gift of which was confirmed in a charter from comes Amarricus; 6 carrucate terre in Lidia; houses, gardens and the church of St Mary of the Latins [ecclesia Latina] in Jaffa with houses, a garden and 3 carrucate terre and their tithes; the turris Latine in the territory of Caesarea; a casale in the same territory that had belonged to Eustachius; land in Cacho; lands and possessions confirmed in charters from the lords of Caesarea; 100 besants received annually in Nablus; in Acre the church of St Mary, 3 gardens, 2 carrucate terre with their tithes, and houses given to St Mary of the Latins by Oddobrandus Pinch; a church in Beirut with its gardens, land and tithes; a church in Gibeletum with a garden; the church of St Mary of the Latins [ecclesia Latina] on Mont Pèlerin with a garden, lands, vineyards and tithes; a field [campus] in the city of Tripoli and a macera; the parochial church of St Mary of the Latins [ecclesia Latina parochiale] in Latakia, together with the church of St Nicholas, a half of the theatre [theatrum] and the garden within it; the 2 casalia of Scotieth and Iouam in the territory of Antioch with their lands and tithes, and with mills next to them; the church of St Mary of the Latins [Latina] in Antioch with a garden and its tithes; a church dedicated to St John in Scie, together with a garden, land and tithes; a casale called Farias with its tithes; a casale called Valcorrentin; 10 listra of fish taken from a piscaria in the countryside; 40 solidi taken each month in the Porta Emmae; 2 casalia [in the territory of] Sidon; 4 carrucate terre and houses in the castellum of Arabia; 6 carrucate terre and houses in Gerain; together with European properties in Sicily and Calabria. Stressing that the abbey is Benedictine, the pope grants the right of exemption from excommunication. No tithes are to be owed on harvests produced by the monks’ own labour or on oblations or revenues granted to the community. Saving parochial rights, the cemeteries attached to the abbey and its dependent churches are to be available to those who wish burial, provided they are not excommunicates. The abbot and community can admit clergy and laity as confratres and can bury them. The abbot’s election will be according to the Benedictine Rule. The blessing of an abbot is to be the prerogative of the patriarch of Jerusalem if the elect finds travelling to Rome for consecration difficult.
Mar. 8. Segni. Pope Alexander III confirms the privileges of St Mary of the Latins on nearly the same terms as those already granted on 30 Apr. 1158 by Pope Adrian IV. Alexander confirms for Ricardus, abbot of St Mary of the Latins in Jerusalem, and his brothers papal protection and the grants of... more
sources: Hiestand, PK, pp. 271-3, no. 106 (RRH no. 331)