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Benefice of COMPTON

(WN.SU.GU.24) 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:
£ 17. 1s. 4d.

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:
SU954470 ded: ST NICHOLAS     
CHERTSEY ABBEY, SURREY, SACRIST £ 0. 8s. 0d. (pension)

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.

secular, John de Brudeforde 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 Cumpton' 2     
£ 16. 13s. 4d.
Et est pensio in     
£ 0. 8s. 0d.

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1 In 1313 the king had presented to this church, having recovered advowson against the claims of John le Mareschal de Guldeford, John le Sweyn de Brudeford and Andrew de Stoghtone: RegWoodlock 738-9. However, John de Brudeforde presented in 1323 as the 'true patron': RegAsserio 516. Whatever the nature of Crown's claim to patronage, it appears to have been shortlived. For the disputed secular patronage in the early fourteenth century see also VCHSurrey3 24.     
2 This church is not to be confused with the church of Compton in Hants (see WN.WN.WN.11).

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