Charter of King Henry III, 23rd Mar 1227
23 Mar 1227
Charter of Henry III in which he grants to Bishop Richard and his successors all amercements from men, lands and fees belonging to the said Bishop and to the Dean and canons with power in distraint. He also gives to the Bishop the forfeited goods of all men living in his lands and those of the Dean and Chapter. The Bishop is to have a market every week on Tuesday in his manor of Sunning [Sonning] at Wokingham, and a market in any week in his manor of Ramsbury on Tuesday. Also the Bishop, Dean and Chapter and their successors shall be free of toll, and of suits of shire and hundred, and castle-works and all other works. All the above have been granted in free, pure and perpetual alms. Witnesses: Jocelin, Bishop of Bath, Luke the Chaplain, Dean of St Martin of London, Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent, Justiciar, Peter son of Herbert, Alan Basset, William de Stutevill', Ralph son of Nichol', steward, William de Abrinc', Walter de Everm', Walter de Prestun', Robert de Aubervill'. Given by the hand of Ralph Bishop of Chichester, Chancellor, at Westminster.