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Benefice of YEOVIL

(BW.WE.MA.01) variants

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:
£ 12. 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:
(duplicate main benefice entry) YEOVIL
ST556160 ded: ST JOHN THE BAPTIST     
(portion) BERMONDSEY PRIORY, LONDON, PRIOR £ 2. 0s. 0d.
(portion) MONTACUTE PRIORY, SOMERS., PRIOR £ 5. 0s. 0d.

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.

secular, John Maltravers 1     

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:
Vicaria de Genele 2     
Excluded from the moiety
£ 5. 0s. 0d.
Portio prioris de Bermundeseye in eadem     
£ 2. 0s. 0d.
Portio prioris de Monte Acuto     
£ 5. 0s. 0d.

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1 The rector here at the time of the taxatio happened to be also the precentor of Wells cathedral: see BW.BA.WC.02. It was clearly the individual rector who presented to the vicarage, as in 1315 and 1316: RegDrok 82, 109.     
2 The church of Yeovil (that is, the rector's portion) was assessed at 25l.13s.4d. and listed with the precentorship of Wells cathedral, because the precentor at the time happened to be rector of Yeovil: see BC 72v and BW.BA.WC.02.     

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