initiator: Gaufridus de Donjon, master of the Hospital
recipient: Church of Valenia and its bishop Anterius
institution: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
text: Jan. 1-31. Gaufredus de Donjon sancte domus Hospitalis Christi pauperum magister Hospitalis with the unanimous assent of all the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, including the chapter, makes a sealed grant, restoring to the church of Valenia [ecclesia Valaniensis] and its bishop Anterius the right to take all those tithes of the lordship of Margattum that it was accustomed to enjoy in the time of the late dominus Rainaldus, with some exceptions. The church will have full tithes from casalia and their produce, carragia and rents; half tithes on the returns of poultry, eggs and cheese; whole tithes on the returns from the funda, platea, dyeworks and other revenues of Margatum. Full tithes will also be paid on the revenues of mills, except for the Order’s milling; half tithes on produce sold from gardens in which the Order has worked with its own labour and and at its own expense, but if any garden be rented out, full tithes will be paid. Half tithes will be paid on oil, but if the olive groves are rented out whole tithes will be due. Half tithes will be paid on carrucae and vineyards worked directly by the Hospital. Whole tithes will be due from the port, as in the days of lord Rainald, on grape juice [must] and wine, sumach, almonds and figs, jars, pots and pitchers. 15 Antiochene besants a year will be paid in place of tithes on the oven, unless it needs to be repaired, when tithes will be reduced while it is out of use. On five feasts - Easter, Pentecost, the Nativity of St John the Baptist, the Assumption of St Mary and All Saints - the Suriani and Armeni outside the town [suburbii], who have donkeys, will bring 10 somae of myrtle [mirtus] to the church of Valenia, which will enjoy freedom in all things as in the days of dominus Reinaldus. Witnesses: Dominus episcopus Anteradensis; Stephanus castellanus Margati; frater Petrus de Mirmanda castellanus Crati; frater Willelmus Lombardus; frater Raimundus Petri prior; frater Willelmus Borrel marescalcus; frater Martinus Gotzaldus preceptor; frater Robertus de Capenni; Bernardus de Sollempniaco; frater Bertran de Pignan; frater Gillebertus; and many brothers; Petrus de Fuare; Petrus de Coquina; and others; of the milites, Bertrandus de Gibelet; Stephanus Daillan; Amalricus frater ejus; Aimfredus; Johannes de Meunendon; Adam; Petrus Salerni; Petros scriba; of the canons, Simon Anteradensis archidiaconus; Valn. Beritensis; Petrus Ascalonensis; Pascalis. The charter was drawn up by Radulfus capellanus.
Jan. 1-31. Gaufredus de Donjon sancte domus Hospitalis Christi pauperum magister Hospitalis with the unanimous assent of all the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem, including the chapter, makes a sealed grant, restoring to the church of Valenia [ecclesia Valaniensis] and its bishop... more
sources: Delaville Le Roulx Cart Hosp 1:595-6, no. 941 (RRH no. 708)