Confirmation/renewal of grants539
initiator: Baldwin III
recipient: Girardus de Valentia and the Latins [Latini] newly established in Casale Huberti de Paci
text: Feb. 26. Acre. Baldwin, per gratiam dei in sancta Ierusalem Latinorum rex quartus, confirms under seal the agreement made on his orders by Girardus de Valentia with the Latins [Latini] newly established in Casale Huberti de Paci. Girardus has given the colonists [incolae], who he has placed there, houses to be held by hereditary right. The Latins will render to King Baldwin a 7th part of the harvest of the land [fructus terre] which has been assigned to them to work, keeping 6 parts for themselves. They will render to the king a 15th part of the bread baked in the oven, and a 10th part of anything else cooked there. Whenever they bathe in the bath house they will each pay half a denarius. They will pay 1 denarius as a weights and measures tax [pro mensuratione] for each besant’s worth [bisantiata] of whatever they buy in relation to the casale. They can sell bread, wine, meat and other things in Acre without paying any dues. They can use the mill of Ferge 3 days and nights each week, saving royal rights. The cultivators of vineyards and gardens, which Giraldus de Valentia leases out on the king’s behalf for periods of time will render the king a fourth part of the fruits, keeping 3 parts for themselves, and the tenants of olive groves, assigned each a part by Giraldus, will collectively render two-thirds of the fruits to the king, keeping a third part for themselves. Sales of houses and lands in the casale will be respected, but in every sale 1 carrupla in the besant will go to the king. Witnesses: Humfredinus de Torono constabularius; Symon Tyberiadensis; Guido de Scandalione; Clarembaldus vicecomes Acchonensis; Petrus Aurifex vicecomes Tyrensis. The charter was drawn up by Radulfus cancellarius.
Feb. 26. Acre. Baldwin, per gratiam dei in sancta Ierusalem Latinorum rex quartus, confirms under seal the agreement made on his orders by Girardus de Valentia with the Latins [Latini] newly established in Casale Huberti de Paci. Girardus has given the colonists [incolae], who he has placed there,... more
sources: Mayer, UKJ 1:419-22, no. 228 (RRH no. 281)
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)