The English register of Oseney abbey
Clark, Andrew, 1856-1922.

[ROWLESHAM.]

[173.]

Reference to no. 21.

THABBOT hath In Rolesham of þe ȝifte of Doylys, and with þe Graunte of Kynges & of Bisshopis of lincoln with þe chapiter, ij. partys of scheves of þe Demayne of Richard Erle of Cornewaile and of William ffiȝt Richard ffolioth, longyng to þe church of saynte George, as it is i-schewed above In þe title 'Who*. ['Who' for 'How.'] the church of Seynte George was i-ȝeve to þe chanons of Oseney.'

[174.]

? 12—. Grant to Oseney, by Robert Foliot, of land in Rousham.

KNOWE þoo that Be present and to Be that I, Robert ffolioth, with assent of William my soone, ȝefe and graunte & with my present charter conferme, In-to ffree and perpetuell almes, to þe church of saynte marye of Oseney and to þe chanons*. [Name noted in margin.]Page  142 þere seruyng god, for my helth and of myne and By name ffor þe sowle of philippe*. [Philippi de Nouilla, in the Cotton MS.] of Neville, all þe londe with þe Curtilage þe which Hawyse þe wife of Milo helde In Rowlesham, þat is to say, that loude þe which is at þe Ryȝght hande of þe way By the which it is i-goo to my Courte. This almes I and myne heyres to þe same chanons schall warantiȝe In Euery place, and to*. ['et versus omnes homines.'] or Agaynste all men, ffree and quite fro all seruice: Þes witnesses.

[175.]

Reference to nos. 146, 150, &c.

ALSO we haue oþer charters and confirmacions þe which Ben of Barton Odo.

[176.]

Boundaries of Rousham parish.

ÞE Endys Costis and Boundis of londis feldys and groundis of þe bothe courtys of Rowlesham.

With-In the*. [Omit 'the.'] writen Ben þe Endes and Boundis of londis, feldis, and groundys, of þe bothe Courtes of Rowlesham.

In þe ffirst, it is to knowe þat þere is a floode or water þe which is In the commune i-called Charewell In the Est parte or plage of þe [folio 38b] parisch of þe parisch church of Rowlesham of lincoln Diocise, goyng [across] þe which sothely flode or water is þe Ende and Bownde Bitwene*. [Marginal note: 'The boundes of Rowlesham.'] þe parisch aforesaide and þe parisshe of þe parische church of Heyforde þe neþer for the space of A place of þe lenghe In-to al so muche as þe saide parisshis them-selfe fro oþer towchyn*. ['ab invicem attingunt.']: And the londes, feldes and growndes aforesaide begynne fro A Brigge vppon the saide water, þe which truly Brygge comunely is i-called Heyforde Brigge In the Est parte of þe ffeldes, groundis and londes of þe forsaide courtis and of them eyþer i-sette. And fro that welle*. [Read 'bridge.' The translator has misread 'ponte' as 'fonte.'], goyng Downe By þe courte*. [Read 'course': 'per cursum.'] of þe floode or water aforesaide vnto a well, þe which communely is i-called Merwell, þe whiche verily well is A Bounde Bitwene þe parisch of Rowlesham aforesaide and þe parische of þe parische church of Tackeley [of*. [Added from the Latin.] the said diocese of Lincoln. And from that well, by a boundary, near] and By*. ['iuxta.'] that well þe [which] is i-callid nowe Wylloghgore Page  143 In the sowthe parte þe lengh of þe which is Above*. [Read 'about': 'circiter.'] þe lenghe of j. myle; and fro the Bounde or Ende nexte Before saide vnto an hye-waye, þe which In the commune is i-callid 'the hye-waye,' þe which is þe hye-way Bitwene þe towns of Oxon|forde & Dadyngton of þe weste parte; and By þe way aforesaide (and*. [Omit the bracketed words, inserted in error.] the lenghe afore) and þe lenghthe of þe same vnto A-noþer hye-waye aforesaide*. ['Aforesaid' is represented in the Latin by 'antedictam,' but ought to be omitted.] [stretching*. [Added from the Latin.] itself, which is called Denes|wey, which way stretches itself from the foresaid highway] of*. [Read 'on.'] þe Northe partye of [the foresaid] londes, groundes, and feldes, i-sette*. ['situata,' agreeing with 'which way.'], [and continues*. ['et durat.']] vnto þe Brygge aforesaide By the which Is i-Begunne þe Endys and Boundys of londis, groundys, and ffeldes, of eyþer of þe courtes aforesaide.