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Benefice of SIDESTRAND

(NW.NF.RP.U30) 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:
£ 6. 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:
SIDESTRAND     
TG2624001 ded: ST MICHAEL     
(portion) MEDIETY, PORTION OF FIRST RECTOR, JOHN
(portion) MEDIETY, PORTION OF SECOND RECTOR

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:
secular, Thomas de Ponynges 2     

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:
Portio Iohannis in ecclesia de Sythestrond' cuius altera portio indecimabilis (margin: tollitur tot' per litteram) 3     
variants
(listed as exempt: reason unknown)
£ 6. 13s. 4d.
10m.

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     Notes:
1 Because of its location, perilously near the cliff edge, the church was dismantled except for the tower and rebuilt 0.5km. further inland, and the old churchyard and the tower collapsed into the sea in 1916. The grid reference is approximate for the old church.     
2 Each secular patron presented to one of the portions, which were called 'medieties': TannerIndex 778. It is not, in fact, clear which of the patrons had presented the rector named John.     
3 The fact that the presentations here were to medieties, and that initially one portion was regarded as untaxable (and almost immediately, as it seems, the other portion too), indicates that the value given must have been divided betweent the two rectors.

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