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Reference Name BNLW/1/1/62/5

Robert camerarius of Wickenby
God and the Blessed Mary and the monks of Kirkstead serving God there, in pure and perpetual alms

All the land, meadows and heath of Westlaby and the demesne of all that land which his ancestors or himself had in the same vill and territory of Westlaby both in demesne and lordship, with all the tofts, crofts, easements etc. without retention; also all that ditch which separates the fields of Wickenby and Westlaby , which the monks may scour and repair when necessary, throwing out the scourings onto the south side on the Abbey soil.
Also he confirms the grants made to the Abbey by Simon d'Horbeling in the vill and territory of Reasby and Swinethorpe, and Ralph son of Stephen d'Wiberton in the vill and territory of Snelland and Swinethorpe, with all the lands and tenements which they purchasedfrom or exchanged with his ancestors and his men, or which they hold by gift or feoffment from his ancestors and his men throughout his whole fee in the county of Lincoln.
The monks are to have and to hold all the aforesaid properties wholly and fully, in meadows, pastures, moor, marsh, acres, roads and footpaths, ingress and egress, freely and honourably, well and in peace. Neither Robert nor his heirs or their bailiffs shll demand of the monks any homage, scutage, aid, annual rent or any other land-based service or they will forever be in contempt.
Witnesses: Roger chaplain of Westlaby, Gerard d'Houwell, Walter de Rudestan, Stephen d'Lad', Ralph d'Normanvill, Helto d'Snelleslund, Geoffrey de Merston.
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Endorsed: .xxxii. dii (13th century); Westlaby (16th century); Wickenby (17th century)

Date: [c1184-c1200]

Notes: The numbers relate to the order in the Kirkstead Cartulary (British Library MS Vespasian E xvij). Romfar appears in several Lincoln charters and other Kirkstead documents printed by Stenton in Documents Illustrative of the Social and Economic History of the Danelaw, London, British Academy 1920. This charter is not registered in the Kirkstead Cartulary; its numbering suggests that it may have been included in a group of deeds only registered by title. This is a general confirmation, which may be close in date to other documents e.g. Cartulary no 52 of February 1200. For the grant of Simon, see Danelaw Charters no 216 and Cartulary no 13; see also Danelaw Charters no231 for the grant of Stephen de Wiberton alias de Hoyland/Oilandia.

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