initiator: Guy of Lusignan and Queen Sibylla
recipient: Citizens of Marseille
text: Apr. 24. In the siege camp before Acre. Mindful of the fidelity and service, in persons and goods, of the city of Marseille to the siege of Acre, Guy, per dei gratiam in sancta civitate Ierusalem rex Latinorum VIIIus, and his wife the Lady Queen Sibylla make a sealed grant to the citizens of Marseille and those living within a league [leuga] around, represented by Bertrandus Sardus, Anselmus de Marsilia, Stephanus Iohannis, Raymundus de Posqueires, Basac, Raymundus de Saona, Hugo Ferri nepos Anselmi, Petrus Aunda, Giraldus Aldreer, Galterius Anglicus, Willelmus Berardi Giraldus Catti, Bertrandus Caminali, Willelmus de Posqueres, Pontius de Reuest, Berengerius, Fulco Rostangni and Be. Aunda. Guy and Sibylla give the right to come and go by sea and land with all their goods and with great ships or small coastal ones [ligna parva de riberia], which they can build and refit, free from all dues, including dirictura, terciaria and anchoragia, and freedom to sell to anyone, except that they will owe 1 per cent of the proceeds of sales when they come by sea. They can export wheat or any land produce even if an embargo is in place. They are given a curia in Acre and a vicecomes and consules with jurisdiction over everything except theft, homicide, treason, false moneying and rape [violatio mulierum, quod rat vulgaritur dicitur], which are reserved to the royal court. The vicecomes will swear fealty to the crown and will promise to judge according to the customs of the land [of Jerusalem]. If the men of Montpellier or St Gilles enjoy greater privileges, these will be extended to the citizens of Marseille. Excluded from this freedom is Arnaldus Salomon, his heirs and goods. Witnesses: Comes Iocelinus regius senescalcus; Aymericus regius conestabularius; Vgo Tyberiadensis; Gaufridus Tortus; Galganus de Cheneche; Alelmus Bellus; Raymundus Babin. The charter was drawn up by Petrus regius cancellarius et Tripolitane ecclesie archidiaconus.
Apr. 24. In the siege camp before Acre. Mindful of the fidelity and service, in persons and goods, of the city of Marseille to the siege of Acre, Guy, per dei gratiam in sancta civitate Ierusalem rex Latinorum VIIIus, and his wife the Lady Queen Sibylla make a sealed grant to the citizens of... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 2:815-18, 855, 981, nos. 479, 515, 603 (RRH no. 697)
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)