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December 2015

Bristol is revolting!

Posted on 10 December 2015 by Helen Nicholson

SC6-851-10 Bristol 1309-14  Translation of Bristol particulars of account 1309-13 In 1309–10 William Randalf, custodian of the Templars' former properties in Bristol, was thrown out of the Templars' house. Mayor […]

Christiana goes to court

Posted on 7 December 2015 by Helen Nicholson

E 142-115 Christiana claims her rights In October 1310, King Edward II wrote to the sheriff of Worcestershire, instructing him to look into claims by one Christiana, widow of Sampson […]

The Templars in Northamptonshire

Posted on 4 December 2015 by Helen Nicholson

SC 12-13-47 Northamptonshire rentals with placenames short The Templars did not have any large estates in Northamptonshire, but at the start of 1308 they did have a number of tenants […]

Particulars of Account

Posted on 4 December 2015 by Helen Nicholson

Particulars of account for Upleadon years 1-3_TNA E 199_18_4-5  E 199-46-21 Particulars of Account Worcs 1309-9 The rotuli de particulis were the detailed records of receipts and expenses submitted by […]

Finding Henry – the Templars in Britain after July 1311

Posted on 2 December 2015 by Helen Nicholson

After the Order of the Temple was dissolved in Britain in July 1311, the Templars were sent to monasteries to do penance for their alleged sins. As no monastery received […]