initiator: Iacobus de Amigdala
recipient: Magister and brothers of the Hospital of St Mary of the Germans
institution: Hospital of Saint Mary of the Germans
text: Apr. 20. Acre. Iacobus de Amigdala records under seal that he has come to an agreement with the magister and convent of the Hospital of St Mary of the Germans. He accepts an annual rent of 6400 Saracen besants, which the emperor Frederick, king of Jerusalem and Sicily, gave the Order, in exchange for his feudum, which came to him by legitimate succession through his mother, the daughter of comes Iozcelinus. Among the casalia in his fief is Mobilir, given to him in exchange for Trefile and castrum novum, called Montfort, which the Order is now fortifying, and for a garden and a mill that are dependencies of Trefile. Other casalia are: Ialim, Tharbucha, Tarbosta, Suru, Beauer, Camesru, Tetramme, Fennes, Tersias, Ianot/Ianoth with a dependent gastina called Hemelie, Getz, Cabbara with a gastina called Camesie, Iunite, Blutun and Castrum Regis. Excluded from the sale are those possessions the Order held at Castrum Regis before they acquired the lordship and everything it bought or received in eleemosynary grants. Iacobus and his heirs will receive the rent from the revenues of the cathena and funda of Acre, payable in 4 instalments of 1600 besants. If the rent should fail magister Hermannus and his successors and the Order are held to pay Iacobus and his heirs 3200 Saracen besants within 6 months or they will restore the entire feudum to Iacobus, except for the castle of Montfort, because the site was given in exchange for Mobilie. This agreement will be enforced by the High Court [curia regis]. If the 3200 besants are not paid within 20 days tthe Order will pledge the casalia of Erchat, Saphet and Ancre. If at the end of six months the debt is still not paid, Iacobus and his heirs can dispose of these 3 casalia as they wish. Witnesses: frater Ludolfus comendator magnus; frater Guntherus marescalcus; frater Counradus trapparius; frater Henricus hospitalarius; frater Henricus de Aneboz; frater Henricus de Confluencia; frater Counradus de Nassowe; frater Andreas de Honlo; frater Uolricus de Durne; frater Eberamus; of the barones of the Holy Land, dominus Odo conestabulus regni Ierusalem; dominus Balianus de Sydone; dominus Iohannes de Ybelino; dominus Garnerus de Egensheim Alemannus; dominus Aimo de Ostehim; comes Thomas de Acerris; dominus Ricardus Filangerius marescalcus regni Sicilie; dominus Ricardus camerarius domini imperatoris.
Apr. 20. Acre. Iacobus de Amigdala records under seal that he has come to an agreement with the magister and convent of the Hospital of St Mary of the Germans. He accepts an annual rent of 6400 Saracen besants, which the emperor Frederick, king of Jerusalem and Sicily, gave the Order, in exchange... more
sources: Strehlke, Tabulae, pp. 51-3, no. 63; Mayer, UKJ 3:1356-7, no. 778 (RRH no. 1002)