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Benefice of LEIRE

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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:
£ 8. 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:
SP526900 ded: ST PETER     

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 son of William de Leyr' 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:
Ecclesia de Leyre consolidata cum vicaria que desiit     
£ 8. 0s. 0d.

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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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