initiator: Petrus prior Dominici Sepulcri
recipient: Raymond of Poitiers, prince of Antioch
institution: Holy Sepulchre
text: Feb. 1 – Apr. 19. Antioch. Petrus prior Dominici Sepulcri records that, together with some of his canons, he travelled from Jerusalem to Antioch to investigate the rights enjoyed by the church of the Holy Sepulchre in the time of the Greeks [Greci] and then under the Turks [Turci]. He found 2 mills, one standing, the other ruined, on the banks of the River Orontes at the head of the bridge leading to the Gate of the Count [of the city], which the Holy Sepulchre had once owned by hereditary right. Having investigated the matter with lord Raymond [of Poitiers], princeps ejusdem civitatis, and husband of Constantia and having taken evidence from elderly Suriani, it was agreed to put the 2 water wheels [duas rotas a parte fluminis] at [one of] these mills, called Funeidec, into the custody of three Suriani called Nicheforus, Michaelis and Nicholas for them and their heirs to hold in feodo villaniᶒ on condition that they meet the expenses in materials required in rebuilding the mill and the barrage [exclusa] for the mill race. In return they will have half of all the profit they make from milling and from fishing, although the division of produce between them and the Holy Sepulchre will only take place in the presence of the canons’ famulus, who will hold the key to the mills. If the mill should be damaged the Syrians will rebuild it; on a third refusal to rebuild the mill will be confiscated. If a miller is convicted of theft he will repay either in marcibans or in besants. If he cannot repay the money will be expropriated by a canon or by the canons’ famulus. The villania cannot be sold or pledged without the permission of the chapter of the Holy Sepulchre. Witnesses: Wlgrinus prepositus Sancti Sepulcri; Aimericus canonicus; Roberts canonicus; Nicholas canonicus; Gamaliel canonicus; Garnerius canonicus; Ansgerius /Angerius abbas [de] Sancto Georgio; Benedictus cantor; Guido canonicus Sancti Georgii; Silvester canonicus; Joscerandus capellanus; Theodorus notarius.
Feb. 1 – Apr. 19. Antioch. Petrus prior Dominici Sepulcri records that, together with some of his canons, he travelled from Jerusalem to Antioch to investigate the rights enjoyed by the church of the Holy Sepulchre in the time of the Greeks [Greci] and then under the Turks [Turci]. He found 2 mills... more
sources: Bresc-Bautier, Cart St-Sépulcre, pp. 183-5, no. 78 (RRH no. 199)