Search for a Place Name:

Benefice of WOLVERHAMPTON (COLLEGIATE CHURCH)

(CL.ST.LT.22) 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:
£ 54. 13s. 4d.

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:
WOLVERHAMPTON (COLLEGIATE CHURCH)     
SO914988 ded: ST MARY AND ST PETER, or ST PETER     
(collegiate dignity or prebend comprising largely of spiritualiities) DEANSHIP OF WOVERHAMPTON COLLEGIATE CHURCH     
(prebend or dignity) FEATHERSTONE (PREBEND OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGIATE CHURCH)     
(prebend or dignity) KINVASTON (PREBEND OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGIATE CHURCH)     
(collegiate dignity or prebend comprising largely of spiritualiities) WILLENHALL (PREBEND OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGIATE CHURCH)     
WILLENHALL
SO967984 ded: ST GILES     
(prebend or dignity) WOBASTON (PREBEND OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGIATE CHURCH)     
(prebend or dignity) HILTON (PREBEND OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGIATE CHURCH)     
(prebend or dignity) MONMORE (PREBEND OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGIATE CHURCH)     
(prebend or dignity) HATHERTON ('CHANTRY'/PREBEND OF WOLVERHAMPTON COLLEGIATE CHURCH)     

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:
KING, 6     

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:
No (inst.) deanship 1295

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 Wolfrenhampton' cum membris appropriata decano et capitulo eiusdem 7     
variants
£ 54. 13s. 4d.
82m.
Decanatus (de Wolfrenhampton')     
(added on much later schedule, or as a correction)
£ 13. 6s. 8d.
20m.
Prebenda de Fetherston'     
(added on much later schedule, or as a correction)
£ 6. 13s. 4d.
10m.
Prebenda de Kynewaston'     
(added on much later schedule, or as a correction)
£ 8. 0s. 0d.
12m.
Prebenda de Wylenhale     
(added on much later schedule, or as a correction)
£ 6. 13s. 4d.
10m.
Prebenda de Wybaston'     
(added on much later schedule, or as a correction)
£ 4. 13s. 4d.
7m.
Prebenda de Hulton'     
(added on much later schedule, or as a correction)
£ 6. 0s. 0d.
9m.
Prebenda de Monnemere     
(added on much later schedule, or as a correction)
£ 4. 13s. 4d.
7m.
Cantaria Beate Marie in Hatherdon     
(added on much later schedule, or as a correction)
£ 4. 13s. 4d.
7m.

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.

     Notes:
1 The grid reference given is for the placename.
2 The grid reference given is for Kinvaston Hall Farm.
3 The grid reference given is for Hilton Park.
4 The grid reference given is for Monmore Green.
5 The grid reference given is for Hatherton Church Farm.
6 The king was patron of this royal free chapel, his position having been re-established in the middle of the twelfth century: DentonRFC 42. He appointed the deans of the college, and the dean appointed to the prebends. See also VCHStaffs3 321-31.     
7 This collegiate church was assessed as a unit. Its single value comprised the values of all its parts, that is its deanship, six prebends, and a 'chantry', which are detailed in a schedule attached to PCLA1 2 (and thus in T 243, and also given here) deriving from a memoranda roll of 17 Edward III. It seems most likely that the prebends represented in origin distinct parts of the parish of Wolverhampton, but there is no clear evidence for the precise nature of the values attached to the prebends, except that Willenhall was a prebendal chapel, and its income therefore was perhaps in spiritualities from the chapel of Willenhall. For all but Wobaston a grid reference is provided to suggest a location based on the prebendal name. The collegiate church apparently had a dependent chapel at Pelsall (SK020030) where a chantry was endowed in 1311. See VCHStaffs3 325 and the references there.     

You can also browse the Taxatio database: