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Benefice of FIVEHEAD

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This figure is the total assessed value of the benefice. Note that for a cathedral church a zero figure is given because its assessed value is derived from holdings which are listed elsewhere in the taxatio text.

     Assessment for tax:
£ 2. 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:
ST352228 ded: ST MARTIN     

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.

monastic, Muchelney, Somers, abbey, Benedictine Monks 1     

Whether or not the benefice was appropriated at or near 1291-2, the date of the taxatio. The line includes the type of position instituted, collated or presented, and the date. The information is shown only if available from contemporary or near-contemporary sources.

     If appropriated:
Yes (inst.) vicarage 1327

The Full Entry section displays the basic text of the new edition of the taxatio based on the Latin texts available. Each line represents a taxable item. The full Latin text from the manuscript appears on the left in bold. The corresponding value appears on the right both in pounds shillings and pence and beneath in marks

     Full entry:
Ecclesia de Fifhide et est alibi beneficiatus     
£ 2. 0s. 0d.

Supplementary information relating to the benefice or to other data given in the display. A source button after the note gives the full reference for the information. If a reference abbreviation in the note is not expanded in the source button, the full reference can be found in the References menu (forthcoming). If the note mentions a benefice by benkey rather than name, it can be found via the benkey search option.

1 At the time of the taxatio this church was held 'in plurality', as indicated by the taxatio text. It seems clear that the phrase used ('et est alibi beneficiatus') does not mean, however, that an individual incumbent held the church in plurality, but rather that the church was to be taxed since it was appropriated and thus held with other taxable income. The appropriation to Muchelney abbey is clearly indicated by the presentation of a vicar in 1327 (and in 1342): RegDrok 275 (and RegShrews2 444). Also, there is mention of the vicar in 1314: RegDrok 79. The vicar's portion at the time of the taxatio was apparently too low to be included for taxation.     

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