Confirmation/renewal of grants814
initiator: Girbertus [of Assailly], master of the Hospital
recipient: Burgenses in the city of Bersabee Juda, also known as Begebelinus
institution: Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem
text: Dec. 25 1167 – Dec. 24 1168. Jerusalem. The Hospital of St John. Gibertus servus et custos Hospitalis Iherusalem in general chapter [in communi capitulo] of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem with the authority of all his brothers, clergy and lay, confirms the concessions made by his predecessor Raimundus, giving land for building dwellings [mansiones] and for cultivation to the burgenses in the city of Bersabee Juda, also known as Begebelinus. The names of the burgenses are as follows: Petrus Alvernensis, Bernardus, Guilelmus frater ejus, Sanctius Gasco, Stephanus Lombardus, Johannes de Corseniana, Guido gener ejus, Petrus de Rohas, Gerardus Bornifer, Lambertus Pictavis, Petrus de Lesmeses, Richardus de S. Abraham, Adalardus de Ramis, Helyas de Milac, Petrus vitricus ejus, Lambertus sutor, Petrus Cathalanus, Martinus gener ejus, Raimundus Gasco, Johannes de Corozana, Helyas de Burdel, Brun Burgundie, Stephanus Alvernensis, Guillelmus de Ramis, Gerardus Flamingus, Stephanus carpentarius, Gilabertus de Carcasona, Bernardus Pictagoricensis, Bernardus Malasis, Pontius camelarius, Ugo Latro, Bernardus de Josafat. To them and to all others who came before the siege of Ascalon Gibertus grants 2 carrucatae of land [in the district] from Begebelinus to the torronum called Tamarin. They will render each year terragium on the produce of their labour, such as from vineyards and fields, and they will pay tithes on everything but oil [exceptis oleribus] and will abide by the law [justicia et consuetudo]. They will observe the judicial customs [judicia] of Jerusalem and in relation to all booty taken from the pagani they will pay tax according to the custom [consuetudo] of Lydda [Lithde], also called Ramla [Rama]. The Hospital will enjoy pre-emption rights over houses, vineyards and land and the minister Hospitalis will be offered the property for 1 robuinus less than the asking price. Men or women taken in adultery will be publicly whipped and expelled from the settlement. A thief and his possessions will be at the disposal [in potestate] of the minister Hospitalis. The burgenses will make fealty to the Hospital, [promising] to observe these dispositions. Gibertus granted this charter in the presence of dominus Raimundus Petrus Guillelmi cancellarius Hospitalis; Bertrandus sacerdos; Stephanus frater ejus; Radolfus sacerdos; Stephanus de Cappella; Robertus Comes; frater ejus; Gilabertus; Gerardus; Ugo; Odo de Calmunt; Garnerius; Desiderius; Petrus Gasco; Robertus pincerna; Petrus cocus; Bernardus Gasco; Bernardus Aimar; Guillelmus cocus; and many others. In order that the population of land increases, Gibertus adds, on the request of boni homines, that the homines and their heirs can sell or pledge their lands, vineyards and houses to whomsoever they wish, except to religious communities and milites, saving the rights [justicia] of the Hospital. They will pay the Hospital 1 besant for every carruca sold, or more or less in proportion to the sale, and 1 robuinus for every house and vineyard sold. Witnesses: Guigo preceptor; Castus thesaurarius; frater Piotus; frater Petrus de Crato; frater Amoravius; frater Aimo tunc preceptor Hospitalis Gibelini; and others; of the homines of Gibelinus, Raimundus filius Stephani Lombardi; Johannes Burgundie; Petrus de Fabrica; Morin Paschalinus; Petrus de Jerusalem; Andreas Lornus; Petrus de Fores; Durandus filius Petri de Fores; Petrus Montonus; and others.
Dec. 25 1167 – Dec. 24 1168. Jerusalem. The Hospital of St John. Gibertus servus et custos Hospitalis Iherusalem in general chapter [in communi capitulo] of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem with the authority of all his brothers, clergy and lay, confirms the concessions made by his predecessor... more
sources: Delaville Le Roulx, Cart Hosp 1:272-3, no. 399 (RRH no. 457)