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Benefice of BACKWELL

(BW.BA.RC.24) variants

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     Assessment for tax:
£ 10. 0s. 0d.

The modern name of the benefice together with the church dedication and the grid reference of the church building (the latter can be used to access Google Maps). Constituent parts of the benefice, such as vicarage, dependent chapels, pensions, portions and prebends, with their values, are also listed here.

     Benefice details:
BACKWELL
ST493683 ded: ST ANDREW     
(portion) FIRST PORTION, PERHAPS OF RECTOR
(portion) SECOND PORTION, PERHAPS APPROPRIATED TO ST JOHN REDCLIFF, BRISTOL, HOSPITAL

The patronage status of the benefice in 1291-2, the date of the taxatio, as much as can be found in contemporary or near-contemporary sources. The line includes the type of patronage: ecclesiastical, secular or monastic; the name of the patron; and for monastic patrons, the order of their religious house.

     Patronage:
secular, Ismania la Soor 1     

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     Full entry:
Ecclesia de Bacwell'     
£ 10. 0s. 0d.
15m.

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     Notes:
1 This church was divided into two portions. One of these portions was in secular patronage: for a presentation to the rector of this portion in 1266 by Ela la Sore see RegWGiff 11. The other portion was in the patronage of St John's hospital, Bristol. It seems very unlikely that the value of 10l.0s.0d. includes this second portion, but the situation before the formal appropriation to the hospital and the establishment of a vicarage of this second portion in 1306 (CalWells1 160) is not clear. It is possible that at the time of the taxatio the second portion was already appropriated to the hospital and as such would have been exempt from taxation.     

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