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Bangor University
Charter of King Richard I

Reference code(s): GB 0222 BMSS RCHA

Held at: Bangor University

Title: Charter of King Richard I

Short Title: Charter of King Richard I

Creation date(s): 1189 November 30-1220s

Level of description: fonds

Extent: 1 item

Name of creator(s): Not known


Administrative/Biographical history: The donee, witnesses and William de Longchamp who executed this charter were all staunch supporters of Richard I (1157-1199) and benefited from their connection with him. Hugh Puiset was made justiciar. Hubert Walter became Archbishop of Canterbury in 1193. Henry de Longchamp, William de Longchamp's brother became Sheriff of Herefordshire and William Marshal later became Earl of Pembroke. Alexander de Swereford (1176?-1246) who wrote the memorandum was a baron of the exchequer and the reputed compiler of the Red Book of the Exchequer. Shortly before writing the memorandum he had been sent on a diplomatic mission to Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (1173-1240), Prince of North Wales.


Scope and content/abstract: Comprises charter of Richard I to Hugh de Nonant, Bishop of Coventry, November 30, 1189. Granting and confirming the bishop in all his manors, lands, men and churches etc. of Coventry, Lichfield, Chester, Shrewsbury and Gnosall, and of the powers of Sheriff etc. Executed by William [de Longchamp] Bishop elect of Ely, the king's chancellor.
Also attached is a strip containing a memorandum by A[lexander de Swereford], Archdeacon of Shropshire stating that quittance from murder fines in three of the Bishop's manors in Staffordshire was obtained in 1221-1222.


Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement: Material is incorporated into the General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts .

Conditions governing access: Open to all users

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright conditions apply. Reprographics are made at the discretion of the Archivist.

Finding aids: Item level word-processed list is available at the Archives Department of the University of Wales, Bangor. Reference numbers: General Collection of Bangor Manuscripts: 38139


Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition: Purchased from the Marquess of Anglesey, October 1996



Note: Description compiled by Anne Lenaghan, May 2002.

Rules or conventions: Created following ISAD(G) and Archives Hub Data Creation Guidelines

Date(s) of descriptions: Prior to 16-11-2004

Charters | 12th century

Personal names
Hubert Walter , d. 1205 , Archbishop of Canterbury
Longchamp , William de , d. 1197 , Bishop of Ely
Nonant , Hugh de , d. 1198
Richard I , 1157-1199 , King of England
Swereford , Alexander de , 1176?-1246

Corporate names


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