Location: Isleham / Cambridgeshire

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Transaction S349      Alfred 8, king of the Saxons, to Burgric 1, bishop of Rochester; grant of land at Freckenham, Suffolk, and at Isleham, Cambs.
Event Bates225      A dispute between Bishop Gundulf 1 of Rochester and Picot 1, sheriff of Cambridge, concerning land belonging to Freckenham, Suffolk, in Isleham, Cambs., which a certain royal servant Olchete 1 had occupied on the sheriff’s say-so. The sheriff said the land was a royal estate, whereas the bishop affirmed that it should belong to his bishopric. King William 1 therefore ordered that the men of the shire should be assembled in order to prove to whom the land rightfully belonged, and they out of fear of the sheriff, stated that it was royal land. However, Bishop Odo 3 of Bayeux who had been present at the plea, did not believe them, and ordered that they should choose twelve from among themselves (six of whom are named in the report and below), who would confirm what the others had said on oath. This said they did, and the land remained with the king. In the same year, a certain monk named Grim 11, who had once been the reeve of Freckenham and who had had one of the men who had sworn the oath under his jurisdiction, came to Bishop Gundulf 1 and affirmed that they were all perjurers. Bishop Gundulf 1 then went to the bishop of Bayeux, who summoned the monk to him to hear the story himself. After which he summoned one of those who had sworn the oath, and he immediately fell to his knees and admitted his perjury. And finally, the bishop of Bayeux ordered the sheriff to send the others to meet him in London, as well as another twelve of the best men of the county, so that they could confirm what had been sworn in the presence of an assembly of many of the most important barons of England. Here both French and English judged that they were all perjured when one of their number admitted perjury. The bishop of Rochester therefore held his land justly as he ought. The first twelve, who wanted to demonstrate that they did not agree with what the second twelve had sworn, were then asked to prove this by the bishop of Bayeux by the ordeal of iron. But because they were not able to do as they promised, they and other men of the county gave 300 pounds to the king.
RecordedNames Bates225    Eadric 67
Possession GDB  199 (Cambridgeshire 28:1) Ordgar 12 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1.50 hides in Isleham, Cambridgeshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  199 (Cambridgeshire 28:1) Hugh 25 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1.50 hides in Isleham, Cambridgeshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  195v (Cambridgeshire 14:72) Alan 3 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 40 acres in Isleham, Cambridgeshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  190v (Cambridgeshire 4:1) Rochester, St Andrew's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Isleham, Cambridgeshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  190v (Cambridgeshire 4:1) Gundulf 2 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide in Isleham, Cambridgeshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  190v (Cambridgeshire 4:1) Gundulf 2 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.50 hides, 20 acres in Isleham, Cambridgeshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  190v (Cambridgeshire 4:1) Rochester, St Andrew's 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.50 hides, 20 acres in Isleham, Cambridgeshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  189v (Cambridgeshire 1:3) William 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 1 hide, 40 acres in Isleham, Cambridgeshire (in 1086)
Possession GDB  190v (Cambridgeshire 4:1) Wulfwine 21 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 0.50 hides, 20 acres in Isleham, Cambridgeshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  189v (Cambridgeshire 1:3) Edward 15 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 6 hides, 40 acres in Isleham, Cambridgeshire (in 1066)
Possession GDB  189v (Cambridgeshire 1:3) William 1 Property recorded in Domesday Book: 6 hides, 40 acres in Isleham, Cambridgeshire (in 1086)
Office EMC Coin  2000.0109 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis (no further details, N 803-7)) Colgrim 4 held office of Moneyer for Harold 5
Office EMC Coin  2000.0109 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis (no further details, N 803-7)) Harold 5 held office of King
Office EMC Coin  2007.0075 (N 790 (Short Cross)) Brunstan 9 held office of Moneyer for Cnut 3
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2007.0075 (N 790 (Short Cross)) Brunstan 9
Office EMC Coin  2007.0075 (N 790 (Short Cross)) Cnut 3 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2007.0075 (N 790 (Short Cross)) Cnut 3
Office EMC Coin  2004.0031 (N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)) Blacman 12 held office of Moneyer for Harold 5
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2004.0031 (N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)) Blacman 12
Office EMC Coin  2004.0031 (N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)) Harold 5 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2004.0031 (N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)) Harold 5