Longdon Manorial Court Roll

STRO: D(W)1734/J. 2057

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...Item datis Episcopo puerorum ad festum sanctorum Innocenctis ex communis v s....

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  • Record Translation

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    ...Likewise given to the boy bishop on the feast of Holy Innocents from the commons, 5s...

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  • Glossed Terms
    • episcopus, -i n m bishop; ~ puerorum boy bishop, a boy, originally a choirboy in a cathedral or other collegiate church or a student in an almonry school, chosen to act as a mock bishop in liturgical and other observances on the feast of St Nicholas or of the Holy Innocents
  • Document Description

    Record title: Longdon Manorial Court Roll
    Repository: STRO
    Shelfmark: D(W)1734/J. 2057
    Repository location: Stafford

    c 1300–17; Latin; parchment; 12 membranes joined at top, some of which have serial membranes; dates and places vary: (1) 530mm x 200mm + 460mm x 200mm + 520mm x 200mm + 190mm x 200mm; 1308–9 (Longdon); (2) 630mm x 225mm + 660mm x 225mm + 640mm x 225mm; 1309–10 (Longdon); (3) 530mm x 215mm + 510mm x 215mm + 420mm x 215mm + 510mm x 215mm; 1310–11 (Longdon); (4) 630mm x 245mm + 630mm x 245mm + 440mm x 245mm; 1311–12 (Longdon); (5) 270mm x 220mm + 220mm x 220mm + 670mm x 220mm + 670mm x 220mm + 130mm x 220mm; 1312–13 (Longdon); (6) 620mm x 230mm + 390mm x 230mm; 1313–14 (Longdon); (7) 600mm x 230mm + 630mm x 230mm + 370mm x 230mm (right side damaged so lateral measures are approximate); 1303–4 (Longdon); (8) 560mm x 240mm + 535mm x 240mm + 190mm x 240mm + 100mm x 240mm; 1304–5 (Longdon); (9) 520mm x 218mm + 500mm x 218mm; 1305–6 (Longdon); (10) 340mm x 220mm + approx. 310mm x 220mm (damaged at bottom); 1306–7 (Withington; 560mm x 220mm + 135mm x 220mm; 1316–17 (Longdon); (12) 490mm x 230mm; 1314–15 (Cannock). Membrane 9, which contains the extract transcribed, is a rental and expenses account, written on both sides. The Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield was lord of the manor of Longdon.

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