initiator: Canons of the church of Valenia
recipient: Garinus de Monte Acuto, master of the Hospital of St John
institution: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
text: Jan. 11. In castro Crati. The canons of the church of Valenia record that on the death of the bishop they canonically elected as bishop dominus Eustachius archydiaconus Berytensis, following the advice of dominus O. archiepiscopus Apamiensis. On their behalf, dominus B. episcopus Antaradensis, and dominus Willelmus canonicus Valenie, informed frater Garinus de Monte Acuto magister Hospitalis of this election at Coebium [al-Khawabi, which was under siege], maintaining that this presentation should not prejudice the church of Valenia in future, until the pope had recognized that the right of presentation after an election belonged to the magister of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. The magister was openly displeased, saying: ‘Whoever names Rome ought to claim his right through Rome’. He said that he would take advice and reply to the messengers, but he could not reply because on the same day there was an incursion by the Turci and the siege of the castle was raised. The canons brought the bishop-elect to Valenia, but, recognizing that the magister and brothers were displeased, sought advice from the patriarch and the archbishop, who ordered them not to offend the Hospital of St John and to preserve its rights, which were the same as those enjoyed by the prince of Antioch and the king of Jerusalem with respect to their cathedral churches. The patriarch appointed dominus episcopus Antaradensis to be his representative in negotiating peace. The canons went with the bishop and the bishop-elect to Cratum and presented the lord elect to the magister, asking him to assent to the election. They conceded that the magister Hospitalis frater Garinus de Monte Acuto and his successors should have the same right of presentation and assent in the church of Valenia as had the prince of Antioch and the king of Jerusalem in their cathedral churches. B. Antaradensis episcopus, acting as the representative of the lord patriarch, and the canons of Valenia have sealed this record. Witnesses: dominus Jobertus Antadardensis thesaurarius; dominus Jacobus cappellanus domini episcopi Antaradensis; dominus Manasserius; Hernesius; dominus Willelmus Seleman; dominus Fulco Gerbaut; dominus Joannes Berton.
Jan. 11. In castro Crati. The canons of the church of Valenia record that on the death of the bishop they canonically elected as bishop dominus Eustachius archydiaconus Berytensis, following the advice of dominus O. archiepiscopus Apamiensis. On their behalf, dominus B. episcopus Antaradensis, and... more
sources: Delaville le Roulx, Cart Hosp 2:169, no. 1432 (RRH no. 874)