Item 80 - Ordinance of Bishop of Ely (copy)

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JCMR/Gray 1- . . . 383/Gray 79-99/Gray 80, 88-99/80


Ordinance of Bishop of Ely (copy)


  • 1198-1215 (Creation)

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Eustace, Bishop of Ely, lays down that every new Master of St John's Hospital shall take an oath before the Bishop or his official that he will not administer the Sacrament to, or take obligation from any persons to the loss or prejudice of the Church of All Saints. The prioress and convent of St Radegund of Grenecroft grant free right of Chantry, and Sepulture. In compensation for possible loss (of tithe) to All Saints from the Common land on which the Hospital is built, Harvey son of Eustace has given to the nuns a rent of 12d (180), likewise Robert Seman has given a rent of 12d, Maurice son of Alberic a rent of 12d (181), all charged on property in Cambridge, which the Bishop hereby confirms. Witnesses: Sir Richard, Archdeacon of Ely, H., Prior of Ely, W., Prior of Barnwell, H. Bodebestia, Official of Ely.

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Gray 180, 181

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Le Keux's 'Memorials', vol.II (Parish of All Saints, p. 11)

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The original is said to be in the treasury of St. John's College

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