Charter of Hubert de Burgh


This charter contains a land donation to an abbey. "A very fine charter in Latin as chamberlain to King John by which Hubert de Burgh grants to the Cistercian House of Abbey Dore in Herefordshire the land at Linchoit which Henry II had given to the Abbey but which had come into Hubert's hands as governor of Herefordshire when King John gave him Grosmont and the land around it. The grant is conditional on four priests praying forever for his soul and that of the king. Witnesses include John de Kilpac, Walter de Muchegros and Henry de Grosmont." -- description from Vendor Catalogue (Maggs Catalogue)

In Collection:
Creator Subject Language Identifier
  • Shelf Mark: Doc.Brown.1
Date created Resource type Rights statement Extent
  • 1 leaf (20 lines) ; 230 x 240 mm
Geographic coverage Coordinates
  • 52.08333, -2.75
Additional physical characteristics
  • Green heraldic seal.
  • Written on vellum in brown ink, in a large well-written Romanesque hand, undated, c.1201. The fine green heraldic seal is attached by a striped linen cord and shows on the obverse three leopards passant and the legend "Sigill: Huberti: de: Burgo" and on the reverse a standing figure and the legend "Celo: Secretum." (Minimal wear and staining, with four tiny holes, but otherwise in excellent condition.) -- description from vendor catalog (Maggs Catalogue)
Physical repository Collection
  • Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts Collection
  • Donated in 1989 by Bruce and Dorothy Brown, who purchased it from Maggs Bros., London.
Provider Genre Archival item identifier
  • Accession Number 1989-069; Item: 2
Fonds title Fonds identifier Is referenced by Date digitized
  • February 23, 2012
Technical note
  • Metadata by KD.
  • Contact Special Collections and University Archives for access to the original manuscript and for reproduction requests (fee for reproductions). This material is made available on this site for research and private study only.

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