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King's/KC/KCAR/6/1 contains:
O Abbey of Bec, Normandy
1 Court Rolls
2 Court Minutes
3 Rentals
4 Title Deeds
5 Papers relating to enfranchisement
6 Valuations
7 Surveys
8 Terriers
9 Surveys, Terriers and Valuations
10 Financial Papers
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Title Abbey of Bec, Normandy
Reference KCAR/6/1/O
Covering Dates 1106–1900
Extent and Medium 2 boxes
Content and context

Records relating to manors or estates formerly owned by the Abbey of Bec and its dependants (the 'alien priories' such as Ogbourne, Kersey and Great Bricett), passed to King's College at the foundation by Henry VI.

Please note that the estate collection is continually receiving new material. Catalogues for estates which have had many additions made during the year will be re-published approximately annually, and the Archive Centre staff are always happy to conduct up-to-date computer searches for any estate. Please contact archivist@kings.cam.ac.uk with enquiries.

King's/KC/KCAR/6/1/O contains:
BEC/01 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Tooting, Surrey; Ruislip, Middlesex.
1 file; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1246
BEC/02 Court rolls. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: Ogbourne, Wiltshire; Wantage, Berkshire; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Atherstone, Warwickshire; Weedon Beck, Northamptonshire; Wretham, Norfolk; Lessingham, Norfolk; Blakenham, Suffolk; Tooting, Surrey; Chisenbury, Wiltshire; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire; Povington, Dorset; Ruislip, Middlesex.
4 rolls; parchment; Rolled material; Court rolls.
1247–1248
BEC/03 Court rolls. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: Ogbourne, Wiltshire; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Wretham, Norfolk; Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire; Cottisford, Oxfordshire; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Combe, Hampshire; Wantage, Berkshire.
3 rolls; parchment; Rolled material; Court rolls.
1249
BEC/04 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court roll for: [first two manors indistinct]; Ogbourne, Wiltshire; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Ruislip, Middlesex; Tooting, Surrey; Preston, Sussex; Blakenham, Suffolk; Lessingham, Norfolk; Wretham, Norfolk; Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire; Cottisford, Oxfordshire; Wantage, Berkshire; Quarley, Hampshire; Chisenbury, Wiltshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Combe, Berkshire; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1269–1270
BEC/05 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: [first manor indistinct]; Chisenbury, Wiltshire; Quarley, Hampshire; Combe, Berkshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Wantage, Berkshire; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Preston, Sussex; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire; [other manors indistinct].
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1275
BEC/06 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: [first six manors indistinct]; Combe, Berkshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Ogbourne, Wiltshire; Wantage, Berkshire; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Cottisford, Oxfordshire; Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire; Atherstone, Warwickshire; Ruislip, Middlesex; Tooting, Surrey; Preston, Suffolk; Blakenham, Suffolk; Lessingham, Norfolk; [West] Wretham, Norfolk; Quarley, Hampshire; Chisenbury, Wiltshire.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1275–1276
BEC/07 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: [first manor indistinct]; Quarley, Hampshire; Combe, Berkshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Ruislip, Middlesex; [West] Wretham, Norfolk; Lessingham, Norfolk; Dunton Waylett, Essex; Tooting, Surrey; Atherstone, Warwickshire; Cottisford, Oxfordshire; Chisenbury, Wiltshire; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire; Povington, Dorset.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1316–1318
BEC/08 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: [first two manors indistinct]; [West] Wretham, Norfolk; [one manor indistinct]; Preston, Sussex; Cottisford, Oxfordshire; Quarley, Hampshire; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire; Chisenbury, Wiltshire; Ogbourne, Wiltshire; Combe, Berkshire; Ruislip, Middlesex; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Wantage, Berkshire; Povington, Dorset; Milborne Bec, Dorset; Weedon Bec, Northamptonshire.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1280–1281
BEC/09 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: [first manor indistinct]; Combe, Berkshire; Cottisford, Oxfordshire; Atherstone, Warwickshire; Weedon, Northamptonshire; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Ruislip, Middlesex; Dunton Waylett, Essex; [West] Wretham, Norfolk; Tooting, Surrey; Preston, Sussex; Wantage, Berkshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Quarley, Hampshire; Ogbourne, Wiltshire; Povington, Dorset; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire; Chisenbury, Wiltshire; [one manor indistinct]; Lessingham, Norfolk.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1288–1290
BEC/10 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: [first manor indistinct]; Ruislip, Middlesex; Tooting, Surrey; Preston, Suffolk; [West] Wretham, Norfolk; [one manor indistinct]; Atherstone, Warwickshire; Weedon, Northamptonshire; Cottisford, Oxfordshire; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Wantage, Berkshire; Combe, Berkshire; Quarley, Hampshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Povington, Dorset; Ogbourne, Wiltshire; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire; Chisenbury, Wiltshire.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1290–1292
BEC/11 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: Povington, Dorset; Quarley, Hampshire; Combe, Berkshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; [one manor indistinct]; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Weedon, Northamptonshire; Cottisford, Oxfordshire; Ogbourne, Wiltshire; Tooting, Surrey; Ruislip, Middlesex; Preston, Suffolk.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1296
BEC/12 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: [first manor indistinct]; Chisenbury, Wiltshire; Quarley, Hampshire; Combe, Berkshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Ruislip, Middlesex; Tooting, Surrey; Lessingham, Norfolk; [West] Wretham, Norfolk; Weedon, Northamptonshire; Preston, Suffolk; Dunton Waylett, Essex; Cottisford, Oxfordshire; [last manor indistinct].
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1307–1308
BEC/13 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: [West] Wretham, Norfolk; Lessingham, Norfolk; Chisenbury, Wiltshire; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire; Povington, Dorset; Milborne, Dorset; Quarley, Hampshire; Combe, Berkshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Atherstone, Warwickshire; Cottisford, Oxfordshire; Ruislip, Middlesex; Preston, Suffolk; Dunton Waylett, Essex; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Ogbourne, Wiltshire; Tooting, Surrey; [West] Wretham, Norfolk; Wantage, Berkshire.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1320–1322
BEC/14 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: Ogbourne, Wiltshire; Lessingham, Norfolk; [West] Wretham, Norfolk; Cottisford, Oxfordshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Combe, Berkshire; Quarley, Hampshire; Povington, Dorset; Milbourne, Dorset; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire; Chisenbury, Wiltshire; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1320–1322
BEC/15 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: Ruislip, Middlesex; Lessingham, Norfolk; [West] Wretham, Norfolk; Tooting, Surrey; Swincombe, Oxfordshire; Dunton Waylett, Essex; Chisenbury, Wiltshire; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire; Povington, Dorset; Milbourne, Dorset; Quarley, Hampshire; Combe, Berkshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Ogbourne, Wiltshire; Wantage, Berkshire; Bledlow, Buckinghamshire; Cottisford, Oxfordshire.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1314–1315
BEC/16 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: Combe, Berkshire; Hungerford, Berkshire; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1334
BEC/17 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: Combe, Berkshire and Quarley, Hampshire.
1 roll; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1349
BEC/18 Court roll fragment. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising a fragment of a court roll for: [one manor indistinct]; Milbourne, Dorset; Brixton Deverill, Wiltshire; Preston, Suffolk.
1 item; parchment; Court roll fragment.
1273
BEC/19 Copy charter. Copy of a charter (1103) of privileges from King Henry I to the Abbey of Bec.
1 item; parchment; Copy charter.
1125
BEC/20 Royal letters patent of King John. Grant of protection by King John to the men and possessions of the Abbey of Bec. A fragment of King John's Great Seal (green wax) is still attached.
1 item; parchment; Royal letters patent of King John.
1 Nov. 1199–1 Nov. 1216
BEC/21 Copy inspeximus. Copy of an inspeximus to the Abbey of Bec.
1 item.
1227–1228
BEC/22 Charter of King Henry III. Grant by Henry III to the Abbey of Bec, of free warren in Ogbourne, Combe, Ruislip, Swyncombe and Weedon Bec manors. A large seal is attached.
1 item; parchment; Charter of King Henry III.
12 Nov. 1252
BEC/23 Charter of King Henry III. Copy of BEC/22. A fragment of Henry III's Great Seal (green wax) is attached.
1 item; parchment; Charter of King Henry III.
12 Nov. 1252
BEC/24 Quo warranto roll. A Quo Warranto roll to discover by what warranty the abbot of Bec claims certain exceptions and privileges, most of which seemed to have been allowed him.
1 item; paper; Rolled material; Quo warranto roll.
1319–1320
BEC/25 Acquittances for Clerical Tenth payments. Acquittance for contributions from the Abbey of Bec's estates to the Clerical Tenth. Includes manors (arranged by diocese): Ogbourne, Combe, Abbots Ann, Quarley, Tooting, Preston, Glynde, East Wretham, Swynecombe, Bledlow, Cottisford, Weedon Bec, Dunton Waylett and Ruislip.
1 item; parchment; Rolled material; Acquittances for Clerical Tenth payments.
1270–1280
BEC/26 Consuetudines. Customary dues of various manors of the Abbey of Bec, including Ogbourne, Combe, Abbots Ann, Wantage, Chisenbury, Cornel, Povington and Brixton Deverill.
1 item; parchment; Rolled material; Consuetudines.
1275
BEC/27 Confirmation. Confirmation by Faramus, son of William de Boulogne, to the abbot of Bec, of grants by Eustace de Boulogne's sons Geoffrey and William of land in Balham, pertaining to Clapham manor (Surrey).
1 item; parchment; Confirmation.
1160
BEC/28 Charter. Grant by Count of Eu ('de Augo') to the abbot of Bec and prior of St Martin-au-Bosc, of Hooe manor, Sussex.
1 item; parchment; Charter.
1106
BEC/29 F L Clarke's notes. Handwritten notes on the Abbey of Bec's estates from published sources.
2 items; paper.
1900
BEC/30 Bond. Bond from Sir Gilbert de Burneval to Richard de Flamavill, procurator of the Abbey of Bec, for £40, with Fennham manor as guarantee.
1 item; parchment; Bond.
1271
BEC/31 Appeals. Public instrument of the abbot of Bec concerning claims and appeals to the Pope from Bec and the procurator general in England.
1 item; parchment; Appeals.
16 June 1306
BEC/32 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court roll for: Quarley, Povington, Melbourne, Brixton Deverill, Chisenbury and Hungerford.
1 item; parchment; Court roll.
1337
BEC/33 Account roll. Roll of manorial accounts for lands belonging to the Abbey of Bec.
1 item; parchment; Rolled material; Account roll.
1268–1269
BEC/34 Notes on history of Abbey of Bec. Handwritten notes from Jean Bourget's history of the abbey of 1779.
2 items; paper.
1850
BEC/35 Acknowledgement. Acknowledgement by Nicholas de Holt of a debt to the abbot of Bec (or procurator general in England) and details of repayment.
1 item; parchment; Acknowledgement.
20 Nov. 1307
BEC/36 Court roll fragment. Part of a court roll for West Wretham, Lessingham, Blakenham and Swyncombe. Also includes two photographic prints of the document, along with a transcription by Michael Stansfield.
1 item; parchment; Court roll fragment.
1246
BEC/37 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court roll for East Wretham and Lessingham.
1 item; parchment; Court roll.
Dec. 1348
BEC/38 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court rolls for: [first manor indistinct], Swyncombe, Bledlow, Ruislip, Tooting, Dunton, Weedon, Wretham, Lessingham, Blakenham, Wantage, Ogbourne, Chisenbury, Quarley, Anne, Combe, Farleigh, Hungerford, Brixton [Deverill] and Preston [Sussex].
1 item; parchment; Court roll.
1300
BEC/39 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court roll for: Brixton Deverill, Povington, Chisenbury, Atherstone and Weedon Bec.
1 item; parchment; Court roll.
1250
BEC/40 Court roll fragment. Part of a court roll for Combe, Anne Bec, Quarley and Chisenbury.
1 item; parchment; Court roll fragment.
1338
BEC/41 Custumal/Rental. List of customs and rents of Abbey of Bec manors, including Hungerford, Combe, Anne, Quarley and Brixton Deverill.
1 item; parchment; Rolled material; Custumal/Rental.
1250
BEC/42 Court roll. Pleas of the manors in England of the Abbey of Bec, comprising court roll for Lessingham, West Wretham and Blakenham.
1 item; parchment; Rolled material; Court roll.
1350
BEC/43 Copy charters. Copies of a 1227 inspeximus by King Henry III to the abbot of Bec, along with other charters of the Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Honorius III of 1221.
1 item; parchment; Rolled material; Copy charters.
1350
BEC/44 Issues roll. Roll of the issues of the manors of the Abbey of Bec.
1 item; parchment; Rolled material; Issues roll.
1275
BEC/45 Issues roll. Roll of the issues of the granges of the manors of the Abbey of Bec.
1 item; parchment; Rolled material; Issues roll.
1275
BEC/46 Sheep roll. Note of total number of sheep grazing on various Bec manors.
1 item; parchment; Rolled material; Sheep roll.
29 Sep. 1319
BEC/47 Receipt. Receipt from Alexander de Lyth of Whitby to the abbot of Bec, for £10, part of a £30 annuity, in London. A small red seal with a shield motif is attached.
1 item; parchment; Receipt.
1374
BEC/48 'The English Lands of the Abbey of Bec'. By Marjorie Morgan. Published in 1946 by the Oxford University Press.
1 volume; paper.
1946

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