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Benefice of LEIRE

(LI.LC.GD.14) 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 a number of holdings which are listed elsewhere in the taxatio text.

     Assessment for tax:
£ 8. 0s. 0d.

This section gives the modern name of the benefice together with the church dedication and the Ordnance Survey grid reference of the church (click the grid reference to locate the church building on Google Maps). Constituent parts of the benefice, such as vicarage, or any dependent chapels, pensions, portions and prebends, with their values, are also listed here.

     Benefice details:
LEIRE
SP526900 ded: ST PETER     

This section shows 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, monastic or secular; the name of the patron; and for monastic patrons, the order of their religious house. If the patronage is ecclesiastical or monastic, then it may be an appropriated church. This is shown by the "If Appropriated" line below.

     Patronage:
secular, John son of William de Leyr' 1     

This section displays the Latin text of the new edition of the taxatio based on the best sources available. Each line lists a taxable item and its assessed value in pounds, shillings and pence. Immediately below this figure is its equivalent value in medieval marks (NB.1mark=13s4d.) Click on the source button at the end of the item to see the full source reference for it.

     Full entry:
Ecclesia de Leyre consolidata cum vicaria que desiit     
£ 8. 0s. 0d.
12m.

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     Notes:
1 The extant presentation nearest in date to the taxatio appears to be by John son of William de Leyr' in 1279 (RotRicGrav 165); but, despite the fact that William de Leir' had presented in 1240-41 (RotGros 412), the evidence suggests that the Hastings family successfully established patronage rights in this church: Henry de Hastings had recovered the patronage in 1277 (RotRicGrav 160), and John de Hastings and his heir were recognised as patrons in successive vacancies in 1321, 1322 and 1334 (RegBurg1 108, 110, 135). It should be noted too that in 1248-49 the rector presented to a vicarage, for which there seems to be no evidence at the time of the taxatio: RotGros 431 (and see here for the extent of the vicarage).     

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