initiator: Emperor Frederick II
recipient: Hospital of Saint Mary of the Germans in Jerusalem
institution: Hospital of Saint Mary of the Germans
text: Jan. 1-31.  In southern Italy. Frederick, secundus divina favente clementia Romanorum imperator semper augustus, Ierusalem et Sicilie rex, draws attention to the favour shown by his predecessors and those of his wife Isabella [II] Romanorum imperatrix semper augusta, Ierusalem et Sicilie regina, to the Hospital of St Mary of the Germans in Jerusalem and praises that Order’s achievements, referring especially to frater Hermannus magister domus and his other brothers. He makes a sealed eleemosynary grant to them. He confirms all their acquisitions in the kingdom of Jerusalem, which has come to him in dowry [nostrum dotale Ierosolimitanum regnum]. With the agreement of his wife, he confirms the sale to them by comes Otto de Hennenberhe/Hennberac, his wife Beatrix, the daughter of comes Ioczolinus, and their son Otto of Castellum Regis and its dependencies, except for the casale called Iahron, according to the charter of confirmation issued by King John, which listed the dependencies and casalia of Castellum Regis: Tersyha, Carphasome, Samohete, Geelin, Zoenite, Beletini, Tarfile, Rasapde, Supheye, Caphara, Nesechie/Nesecchie, Danehile, Labeyne/Labeine, Iubie, Bethera, Abelie/Habelie, Amca, Geze, Clil and half of Noie, Phasoce, Acbara, Tayeretrane, Tayrebicca, Phennes, Carsilie, Serohu, Gabatie, Orfeis, Roeis, Campsara, Capsie, Deleha, Derbasta, Rapho, Rabeb, Ezefer, Berzei and a third of the feodum of Sanctus Georgius, the dependencies and casalia of which are Archet, Yanot, Cabra, Meblie, Sapher, Lemezera, Kemelie and a third of the casale of Boukeel, together with a third of the assisia attached to the feodum, namely 266 and two-thirds besants, being a third of [the rent of] 800 besants assigned on the cathena of Acre, which the Hospital of St Mary surrendered to King John, a further assisia of 2000 Saracen besants assigned on the cathena of Acre, and the house in Acre that had belonged to comes Iocelinus/Iozolinus. The house is bordered on the east by a lane [ruella], on the west by the cloistered house belonging to the abbas of Mt Tabor, on the south by the public way and on the north by the house of Roardus domnus Cayphas. The Hospital of St Mary surrendered to King John its rights over properties in this sale that are now in the hands of the Sarraceni. Frederick returns the right to these properties to the Order, so that in future it will hold the entire inheritance of Beatrix from the lands of comes Iosolinus/Iozolinus, except for the assisia in besants from the catena of Acre that the magister and brothers surrendered to King John. Frederick also confirms the eleemosynary grant by Henricus Trecensium comes palatinus, with the agreement of his wife Isabella [I], the daughter of King Amalric, of the barbacan, towers, walls and fosse [in Acre], measured and stretching as far as the Gate of St Nicholas. He confirms King John’s grant of half the booty taken on campaigns on which the king is not present. He extends the privileges of acquiring water, herbage and wood from his domain [in Europe] to the kingdom of Jerusalem, together with freedom from the payment of dues [pro plateatico vel consuetudinibus aliquibus], including those on goods exported to Europe for the Order’s needs, and other rights enjoyed in the West. Witnesses: [from the empire, Raynaldus dux Spoleti; Brutoldus frater eius; Gottifridus de Honloch; Albertus de Stouphe; Conradus de Stouphe; Gauianus/Gayuanus de Cipro]; from the kingdom of Jerusalem, Jacobus Acconensis episcopus; Balianus dominus Sydonis; Danihel de Terramunde; Nicolaus Antelin; Guido de Infante; Guido de Roniau; Rao cognatus patriarche; Geruasius de Mauguastel; Philippus Cinardi; Ioannes Pisanus; Raymundus Grimaldus; Goffridus de Villiers; Guido de Nubie; [from the kingdom of Sicily, Landus Reginus archiepiscopus, familiaris noster; Bartholomeus Syracusanus episcopus; Thomasius comes Acerrarum; Symon comes Theatinus; comes Raynaldus de Lauareta; Henricus de Morra magister iusticiarius; Ricardus camerarius]. The charter was drawn up by Symon Tirensis archiepiscopus et regni Ierosolimitani cancellarius.
Jan. 1-31.  In southern Italy. Frederick, secundus divina favente clementia Romanorum imperator semper augustus, Ierusalem et Sicilie rex, draws attention to the favour shown by his predecessors and those of his wife Isabella [II] Romanorum imperatrix semper augusta, Ierusalem et Sicilie... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 3:1079-93, no. 654 (RRH no. 974)