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Benefice of DORKING

(WN.SU.GU.10) variants

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     Assessment for tax:
£ 72. 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:
TQ165495 ded: ST MARTIN     
(pension) LEWES PRIORY, SUSSEX, MONKS £ 6. 0s. 0d.
(dependent chapel) CAPEL     
TQ175407 ded: ST LAWRENCE until the early sixteenth century, then it became ST JOHN THE BAPTIST.     

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.

monastic, Lewes, Sussex, priory, Cluniac Monks (alien) 1     

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.) rectory 1322

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 Dorkynge cum capella     
£ 66. 13s. 4d.
Et est pensio monachis Lewens' in     
£ 6. 0s. 0d.

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1 For Lewes priory's possession of the patronage of this church with its chapel in the second half of the twelfth century see EEA8 44, 163. As well as the individual rector (RegWoodlock 495) there was apparently a vicar: at least, the bishop collated by lapse to a vicarage in 1318 (RegSandale 156). The church became appropriated to Reigate priory, Surrey, c.1344: VCHSurrey3 140, 149.     

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