initiator: Baldwin III
recipient: Rainaldus Falconarius
text: Mar. 16. During the siege of Blahasent/Belhasam [Qal‘at Abu’l-Hassan]. Baldwin, per dei gratiam in sancta civitate Iherusalem Latinorum rex, with the agreement of his wife Theodora Iherosolimorum regina and his brother Amalricus comes Ascalonitanus, confirms under seal an agreement with Rainaldus Falconarius. Rainaldus allows the king to create as many canals as he likes to draw off water from the River of Acre, called Belus, to irrigate his sugar cane plantations. In return the king will give Rainaldus one fifth of the profits from the sale of sugar, after expenses have been deducted. The king permits Rainaldus to exact the same dues [talis exactio et talis consuetudo] from all mills inside and outside Acre as he took formerly from his mills on the River Belus. He promises Rainaldus and his wife domina Luciana, that his heirs will have the same rights. Witnesses: Humfredus de Torono constabularius; Galterius dominus Tiberiadensis; Philippus Neapolitanus; Hugo Cesariensis dominus; Gormundus Tiberiadensis; Guido Francigena; Henricus Bubalus; Rohardus Neapolitanus. The charter was drawn up by Stefanus, acting on behalf of dominus Radulfus Bethleemite episcopus regisque cancellarius.
Mar. 16. During the siege of Blahasent/Belhasam [Qal‘at Abu’l-Hassan]. Baldwin, per dei gratiam in sancta civitate Iherusalem Latinorum rex, with the agreement of his wife Theodora Iherosolimorum regina and his brother Amalricus comes Ascalonitanus, confirms under seal an agreement with Rainaldus... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 1:462-4, 497, nos. 254, 269; 2:528, no. 300 (RRH no. 344)
initiator: Hugo, Cesaree Palestine dominus
recipient: Petrus prior and the canons of the Holy Sepulchre
institution: Holy Sepulchre
text: Sept. 1 - Dec. 24. Hugo Cesaree Palestine dominus, with the agreement of his wife Ysabel and the advice of his probi homines, makes a sealed grant to Petrus prior and the Latin canons of the Holy Sepulchre. He gives them the mountain next to the garden of Feissa, where rise the waters that feed the aqueduct. The land stretches from the road that comes from Braicaet towards the Casale Sancti Sepulcri, eastwards, by way of the cavea which is between two hills and the river bed [torrens] that flows in winter, to a small hill situated between the said mountain and the mountain of Broiquet; and from the bed of the river bed towards the aforesaid small hill along the side [per crepidinem] of the small hill, as designated by crosses, towards a hillock [monticulum], called the lime kiln [calcis fornax], and then to the south to another hillock, which is not far away, which was the old lime kiln [calcis fornax], extending along the side of the hill in a straight line to a wall [spina] on the plain, which divides the casale of Faisse, belonging to the Holy Sepulchre, from the casale of Sabarim, belonging to the Hospital. The boundaries were drawn by the canons of the Holy Sepulchre with Georgius and his son Balduinus. Hugo retains the right to repair the old aqueduct and the spring that feeds it, in order to convey water to his sugar cane plantation at Casale Bubalorum. In return for this he will provide the canons with half a quintala [of sugar] each year from a sugar cane press [macera], and if there is a surfeit [amplius] he will provide a whole quintala. He can construct another aqueduct and dig another spring to lead water to the aforesaid casale. Hugo also confirms the gift made by his grandfather Eustachius Granerii and his father Galterius, with the boundaries that were established. He adds the privilege that the canons can sell or buy, weigh and measure and transport by land or sea without any payment of usaticum or exactio throughout his land, within and outside the city of Caesarea. The canons give Hugo 400 besants in return for the gift and confirmation. Witnesses: Rainerius episcopus Sebasten[sis]; Radulfus prepositus; Johannes cantor Cesariensis; Symon canonicus; Arnulfus subprior; Petrus Lombardus; frater Adam; frater Vitalis; Petrus de Mahumeria; Petrus Costa vicecomes; Engilbertus de Aria; Carolus; Hamelinus; Rodbertus de Cossia; Georgius; Balduinus filius ejus.
Sept. 1 - Dec. 24. Hugo Cesaree Palestine dominus, with the agreement of his wife Ysabel and the advice of his probi homines, makes a sealed grant to Petrus prior and the Latin canons of the Holy Sepulchre. He gives them the mountain next to the garden of Feissa, where rise the waters that feed the... more
sources: Bresc-Bautier, Cart St-Sépulcre, pp. 271-2, no. 139 (RRH no. 425)
initiator: Patriarch Amalric of Jerusalem
recipient: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
institution: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
text: Aug. 1-31. At the request of Josbertus magister Hospitalis, frater Garinus preceptor and their brothers, and with the agreement of his chapter, Patriarch Amalric of Jerusalem makes a sealed eleemosynary grant to the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, to benefit the sick. He gives the annual census of 20 besants, payable at Easter, which his church had taken from the house that used to belong to Rotbertus de Belgenci. And he gives the Hospitallers licence to build on the site of that house and the houses of Willelmus Patronus, the abbess of St Lazarus, Petrus Sellarius and Parsanus in the street [vicus] that descends from the Gate of David, when they acquire them. In return the magister and preceptor, with the advice of the chapter of the Hospital of St John, give the patriarch the following rents which they had enjoyed: 36 besants from the house of Odo de Barulo, payable in two equal instalments at Easter and on the Feast of the Holy Cross; 16 besants from the house of Henricus Alemmanus, payable in two equal instalments at Christmas and on the Feast of St John. These houses are next to one another in the street [vicus] in the patriarchal quarter that leads to the Gate of St Stephen. They are bordered to the north by houses which owe rent to the Hospitallers and to the south by a volta, which owes rent to the Hospitallers and is below the house of a Surianus. The Hospitallers also give the canons of the Holy Sepulchre the rent of 7 besants, payable in the middle of March, they have drawn on the statio of Lambertus Patriarche which is in the vicus Coquinatorum. The canons had given this statio to the Hospitallers in exchange for some empty land belonging to the Hospital before the Gate of St Helena. The Hospitallers also gave the rent of 1 besant, which the canons had paid [for this exchange] on the Feast of St Stephen. The Hospitallers confirm that they owe the patriarch 60 besants in rent a year. Witnesses: of the priests, Petrus prior dominici Sepulcri; Johannes Pictavus; Hugo de Nigella; Reinaldus de Lochis; Constantinus; Petrus precentor; Bernardus de Antiochia; Baldoinus thesaurarius; of the deacons, Odo; Petrus; Petrus Bithuricensis; of the subdeacons, Petrus de Machumeria; Rotbertus de Roma; of the patriarchal clergy, Eraclius archidiaconus patriarche; Dalmacius canonicus bajulus patriarche; Girardus capellanus; Petrus clericus; of the lay homines of the patriarch, Galfredus dapifer; Aldebertus pincerna; Petrus Lombardus; Arnaldus mareschalchus. The charter was drawn up by magister Monachus cancellarius.
Aug. 1-31. At the request of Josbertus magister Hospitalis, frater Garinus preceptor and their brothers, and with the agreement of his chapter, Patriarch Amalric of Jerusalem makes a sealed eleemosynary grant to the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, to benefit the sick. He gives the annual census... more
sources: Delaville Le Roulx, Cart Hosp 1:332-3, no. 483 (RRH no. 528)
initiator: Hugh I of Cyprus
recipient: Garinus de Monte Acuto, master of the Hospital, and the brothers of the Hospital of Saint John
institution: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
text: Sept. 1-30. Hugh, Dei gratia rex Cypri, makes a sealed eleemosynary grant to frater Garinus de Monte Acuto magister sancte domus Hospitalis sancti Joannis and the brothers of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. He gives: the casale of Platanistias, situated in the territory of Paphos, with all rights, including villani, chevagii, dimi; the casale called Colos in the territory of Limassol, with all the rights, including villani, chevagii and dimi, that were held by Garinus de Colos, who has willingly surrendered them in exchange for another grant from the king; the prastia Monagrole, situated in the territory of Limassol, with all the land Hardewinus held there and with all rights, including villani, chevagii and dymi. King Hugh makes a further eleemosynary grant, to benefit the soul of his father King Aimery, of a prastia called Finica in the territory of Paphos with all rights, including villani, chevagii and dymi.He grants all the chevagia and dymi of the villani and their heirs in these lands. At the request of frater Guillelmus de Belna, preceptor domus Hospitalis in Cypro, he allows the commandery [domus] of the Hospital in Nicosia, together with the community [domus] of Mora and that of S. Georgius, to grind wheat [bladum] in his mill de la Questria without the payment of dues. He gives the Hospital of St John the houses and plateae that had belonged to Lambita Sabastos and his sister in Limassol. He gives a garden in Limassol, adjoining the houses of Guischon Span and Girardus de Maske and the bath house. He gives the Hospitallers the right to buy and sell their goods throughout Cyprus without the payment of dues. Witnesses: Galterius Cesaree Cypri comestabulus; Aimericus de Riveth Cypri senescalcus; Raynaldus Suessionis marescalcus; Galterius de Beths; Laurentius de Morfo; Simon Paph.; Marinus de Bombel; Galterius Bellus; Petrus Chaperon.
Sept. 1-30. Hugh, Dei gratia rex Cypri, makes a sealed eleemosynary grant to frater Garinus de Monte Acuto magister sancte domus Hospitalis sancti Joannis and the brothers of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. He gives: the casale of Platanistias, situated in the territory of Paphos, with all... more
sources: Delaville Le Roulx, Cart Hosp 2:121-2, no. 1354 (RRH no. 844)