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Benefice of CAMBRIDGE, ST JOHN

(EL.EL.CA.04) variants

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     Assessment for tax:
£ 3. 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:
CAMBRIDGE, ST JOHN
TL4475821 ded: ST JOHN THE BAPTIST as in 1339     
VICARAGE
(pension) BARNWELL PRIORY, CAMBS., PRIOR £ 1. 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.

     Patronage:
monastic, Barnwell, Cambs, priory, Augustinian Canons 2     

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 1339

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:
Pensio eiusdem (viz. prioris de Bernewell') in ecclesia Sancti Iohannis Cantebrig' indecimabili     
£ 1. 0s. 0d.
1.5m.
Vicaria eiusdem ecclesie     
variants
(added because of new low threshold of papal tax of 1302-3)
£ 2. 13s. 4d.
4m.

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     Notes:
1 The church of St John Zachary stood on the west side of Milne Street. The site of its east end is today covered by the western bays of King's College chapel. St John's was probably destroyed when building of the chapel was begun in 1446.     
2 Since this church was appropriated to Barnwell priory (VCHCambs3 129), it may seem strange that it is listed as 'indecimabilis', that is untaxable. The explanation is that the pension of 20s. is in fact the value of the church to the priory (for the value of 20s. see LibBern 201). This pension appears to have been income of the almoner rather than the prior, as indicated in an inventory of the church c.1278, for which see ArchElien 34.     

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