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The foundation charters of Roche

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Richard de Busli’s charter 30 July 1147

Let it be it known to all who see or hear these letters that I, Richard de Busli, with the consent of my wife and heirs, have given to God and St Mary, and to the monks of the Rock (Roche), for the salvation of my soul, and the souls of all my ancestors, the whole wood from the middle of the road of Eilrichthorpe to Lowthwaite, and as far as the water which is the boundary between Maltby and Hooten, and the two assarts which belonged to Gamul, with a great culture that is there adjacent and common pasture for 100 sheep, in number six score (120) in the soke of Maltby, on this condition: that they build their abbey on whichever side of the water they please, Richard de Busli and Richard FitzTurgis agreeing between themselves that both should be considered the founders of the abbey, on whoever’s property the abbey may be built, in perpetual alms, free and quiet from all secular service or gift. Before these witnesses: Adam of Newmarch, Hugh of Stainton, Odo FitzJohn, William FitzRaven, Jordan Painel, Gamel FitzBesing, Hugh of Langthwaite, Robert of Scalesby, Richard Barbot, Gervase of Barneby, Swein, son of Tor and his son, Jordan.

Richard FitzTurgis’ charter 30 July 1147

Let it be known to all who see or hear this charter that I, Richard FitzTurgis, with the consent of my wife and heirs, have given to God and St Mary, and to the monks of the Rock (Roche), for the salvation of my soul, and the souls of all my ancestors, the whole the whole land from the borders of Eilrichthorpe, as far as the brow of the hill beyond the stream which runs from Fogswell, and so to a heap of stones which lies in the assart of Elsi, and so beyond the road as far as the Wolfpit, and so by the head of the culture of Hartshow to the borders of Slade Hooten; all that land and all that wood below these bounds and common pasture of all my land and fifty cart loads every year from my wood of Wickersley, where I shall provide, or someone on my behalf, in perpetual alms, free and quiet from all secular service on this condition: that they build an abbey on whichever side of the water they please, according to which place shall seems best, Richard FitzTurgis and Richard de Busli agreeing between themselves that both should be considered the founders of the abbey, on whoever’s property the abbey may be built, in perpetual alms, free and quiet from all secular service or gifts. Before these witnesses: Adam of Newmarch, Hugh of Stainton, Odo FitzJohn, William FitzRaven, Jordan Painel.