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APPENDIX I. -REFOUNDATION OF THE ABBEY.
houses of monks canons and monials by whatsoever kinds or diversities of habit rules or orders called or known which had not lands tenements rents tithes portions and other hereditaments beyond the clear annual value of two hundred pounds the said clear annual value of the said monastries and Priories to be taken and preserved according to the clear value certified in our Exchequer. And in similar manner that we should have and enjoy for ourselves and our heirs all and all manner of sites and circuits of the same religious houses. And all and singular manors Granges messuages lands tenements reversions rents services tithes pensions portions advowsons patronage of Churches Annuities of Chapelries rights entries conditions and other hereditaments whatsoever to the same monasteries Priories or religious houses not having as aforesaid lands tenements or hereditaments beyond the aforesaid annual value of two hundred pounds pertaining or accruing as fully and entirely as the abbots Priors Abbesses and other Governors of this kind of Monasteries Priories and other religious houses have hitherto had them or ought to have had them in right of their houses TO HAVE AND TO HOLD all and singular premises with all their rights benefits jurisdictions and commodities to us our heirs and successors for ever to be employed and used henceforth for our proper pleasure. AND WHEREAS however in the aforesaid Act it is provided that we at any and whatsoever time after the provision of that act may be able and may be empowered for our good pleasure to ordain constitute and declare by our letters Patent under our great Seal that these and such of this kind of aforesaid religious houses which we had wished to be suppressed and dissolved may exist persist stand continue and remain in their same bodies corporate and in their same essential state quality condition strength and effect as well in possesssions as otherwise just as they were or would have been before the provision of the aforesaid act for the suppression or dissolution of the same or any part thereof on the ground and authority of the same act and that any such ordination or declaration of this kind by us thus to be made and ordained shall be good secure effectual to the Chapters Governors of this kind of religious houses which we might have wished to be suppressed and dissolved and to their successors next after them and according to the tenors and effects of letters Patent to be provided thereto any other thing or any other things in the aforesaid act contrary thereto notwithstanding just as in the aforesaid act (among other things) is more fully contained BY VIRTUE of which act however the Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Albalanda or Blancheland in the diocese of Durham in our county of Northumberland by reason that it hath not lands tenements rents tithes portions or hereditaments beyond the said clear annual value of two hundred pounds as certified in our said Exchequer and there plainly doth appear in our hands and at our disposal now the question arises whether it should be dissolved according to the form and effect of the aforesaid act or remain and continue in its pristine and essential state condition and quality just as it was before the provision of the aforesaid act. WE WISHING the said Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Albalanda or Blancheland aforesaid for divers causes and considerations at present specially known to us to remain and continue in its pristine essential state body condition and quality just as it was before the provision of the aforesaid act and as it would be if that act had not passed BE IT KNOWN
THEREFORE that we for favour which we bear and have towards the Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Albalanda or Blancheland aforesaid because it doth not extend in its lands tenements and other hereditaments to the annual value of two hundred pounds in the county aforesaid of the Premonstratensian order in the diocese of Durham. And that the abbot and religious persons of the same Monastery may the more devoutly attend to the celebration of divine worship there and the more copiously exercise Hospitality and other works of piety there, Of our special grace and exercised knowledge and our mere motion we have ordained constituted and declared and by these presents as far as in us lies do constitute and ordain and erect and renew that the Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Albalanda or Blancheland aforesaid shall for ever continue stand and remain in its same body corporate and in its same essential state grade quality and condition as well in possessions as in all other things as well spiritual as temporal and mixed just as it was at the time of the provision of the aforesaid act or at any time before the provision of the aforesaid act without any suppression or dissolution of the said Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Albalanda or Blancheland aforesaid or of any part or parcel thereof by virtue and authority of the aforesaid act. AND FURTHER of our more copious special grace we have granted and by these presents do grant that William Spragen professed of the Premonstratensian order may be henceforth Abbot of the said Monastery or Abbey of Albalanda or Blancbeland aforesaid henceforth to be held reputed accepted in the same manner form quality grade condition dignity state and power as the same William was on the 4th day of February last past or before AND THAT THE AFORESAID WILLIAM and the religious persons aforesaid and all their successors may have and shall have in this manner also the same succession in all things and by all means just as before the said 4th day of February last past they had or ought to have had and just as they would have ought to have could have and would be able to have if the aforesaid Act had not been passed. And that the aforesaid William by the name of Abbot of the said Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Albalanda or Blancheland aforesaid and his successors Abbots of the said Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Albalanda or Blancheland aforesaid may be henceforth persons liable to implead and be impleaded in all pleas suits complaints actions petitions as well real as personal and mixed and others whatsoever in whatsoever courts and places and before whatsoever Judges or Justices as well temporal as spiritual albeit it may touch us and our keirs, and for the doing exercising and executing of all and singular other things whatsoever as Abbots of the said Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Albalanda or Blancheland aforesaid just as they might have done and would have been able to do before the provision of the aforesaid act and just as they might have done and would have been able to do if the same act had by no means been passed and published. AND THAT THE AFORESAID WILLIAM and the religious persons aforesaid as Abbot and Convent of the Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Albalanda or Blancheland aforesaid and their successors Abbots and Convent of that Monastery or Abbey may have enjoy and hold and may be able and empowered to have for ever all the aforesaid Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Abalanda or Blancheland aforesaid likewise the church the belfries site cemetery ground surrounding precinct and
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circuit of the same church and all and singular our Manors messuages lands tenements rents reversions services possessions perpetuities and hereditaments whatsoever Likewise commodities ornaments jewels goods and chattels and other things whatsoever as well spiritual as temporal to the same Monastery or Abbey in whatsoever manner accruing or pertaining in the same manner and form as they would have enjoy and hold and would have been able and empowered to have enjoy and hold if the aforesaid act had not been passed and published. AND FOR the greater security of and in the premises to be held by the aforesaid Abbot and Convent of the Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary aforesaid and their successors
BE IT KNOWN MOREOVER that we of our more copious special grace have given and granted and by these presents do give and grant to the aforesaid Abbot of the said Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Albalanda or Blancheland aforesaid and the Convent of the same place all the said of the Monastery or Abbey [totum dictum Monasterii sive Abb’ie] of the blessed Mary of Abalanda aforesaid and all and singular Manors messuages lands tenements woods underwoods rents reversions services Knights' fees Wards marriages reliefs escheats parks (or pounds] Warrens pools vinaries fisheries cottages rectories vicarages advowsons patronage of churches chapels and Chantries glebelands pensions portions tithes oblations court leets views of frank pledge liberties jurisdictions franchises and other rights possessions and hereditaments whatsoever and all goods and chatells belfries jewels ornaments and other things whatsoever to the same Monastery or Abbey accruing or pertaining And which the aforesaid Abbot and Convent on the 4th day of February last past or before or afterwards in right of that Monastery or Abbey had held or enjoyed, and which by reasonand virtue of the aforesaid act came and ought to come into our hands as fully and entirely and in as ample manner and form as the said Abbot and Convent on the said 4th day of February last past and before the provision of the aforesaid act in right of the aforesaid Monastery or Abbey had held or enjoyed them and as fully and entirely and in as ample manner and form as they by reason virtue force and authority of the aforesaid act came and ought to come into our hands or now exist or ought to exist in our hands. TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the aforesaid Monastery or Abbey of the blessed Mary of Albalanda or Blancheland aforesaid and all and singular other premises with all their rights appurtenances and commodities to the aforesaid William Abbot of that said Monastery or Abbey and the Convent of the same place and their successors in pure and perpetual alms of us our heirs and successors as of our foundation and not otherwise. Rents of lands and tenements and other premises and services therein to them and to whomsoever of them due and of customary right to be paid and done to the Chapter lords. PROVIDED always that the aforesaid Abbot and Convent with unanimous consent for themselves and their successors by these presents do grant to us and our heirs that the aforesaid Abbot and Conrent and their successors for ever shall pay or cause to be paid to us our heirs and successors all tithes portions and first fruits as often as they shall have happened to fall due in the same manner and form as if the said Monastery or Abbey had never been suppressed dissolved or given to us by the aforesaid Act, and according to the force form and effect of a certain act of Parliament published and provided for tithes and first fruits. And the said Abbot and Convent
do grant by these presents that they and their successors for ever well and faithfully will guard and observe all and all manner of rules ordinances conditions and Statutes by us as Supreme Head of the English Church or our Ministers and our successors concerning or touching for the time to come the good rule of the said Monastery and the religious men of the same Monastery to be provided assigned and appointed. To that intent that express mention &c. In testimony whereof &c Witness the King at Westminster the 30th day of January in the 28th year of Kiug Henry gth BY THE KING HIMSELF &c
We however have caused the tenor of the aforesaid roll to be exemplified by these presents on the requisition of our beloved subject Oswald Mytford Gentleman.
In testimony whereof we have caused these our letters Patent to be made. WITNESS OURSELF at Westminster the 5th day of June in the 32nd year of our reign.
S. GERRARD. | MATTHEW CAREW
Examined by us < R.SWALE
II.—To the Venerable the Archdeacon of Durham and the other Trustees of the late Lord Crewe, The Lords of the Manor, & Patrons of the living of
Blanchland. The respectful Memorial of the Revd Robt Harrison Incumbent of the said
Living, sheweth, That a Portion of the endowed emoluments of his Incumbency arises from Four stints on a Common Pasture, called the Park Pasture, in the Parish of Blanchland, & that the Privilege of Thirty-Two other Stints is enjoyed, in common with himself, by Cottagers, Tenants of the said donors;
That a considerable Part of the said Pasture is of great natural Fertility, and capable of being rendered highly productive, but from the poverty
some, and disinclination to incur any Expense in its improvement on the part of other claimants, it is become little better than the adjacent moors. That to obviate this evil, according to the various Parties interested, your late & present Steward have kindly accommodated us with the Eatage of another Pasture, called the Rope Field, at a low Rent, with the hope of thereby silencing complaint, which, tho' not without foundation, has been altogether occasioned by a want of Unanimity among ourselves ; that hope unfortunately, however has not been realized, and the intended remedy has failed to produce the contemplated effect.
Your Memorialist, therefore, humbly suggests, that it would conduce much to his satisfaction, & eventually to the Benefit of the living, if the Patrons would either assign to him a definite part of the said Park Pasture in lieu of his Privi. lege, or, what could be accomplished with greater ease, and at a much lighter expense, would commute his Four Stints for such a Portion of the above named Rope-Field, as their Steward might award as a fair Equivalent for it.
Your Memorialist takes the liberty of adding, that his main object in making this suggestion is that by having an exclusive Field for his operations, an
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opportunity would be afforded him of shewing the result of much thought on Agricultural Improvement, whereby his present Colleagues might witness such a practical proof of the capability of rendering a barren subject fruitful, as might induce them to set to work with their own ; & at the same time, while it improved the value of the Living to his Successors, might infuse into the whole Tenantry of the Estate a spirit of Improvement, which would be at once creditable to themselves, and alike beneficial to their Country and their Landlords.
Your Memorialist cannot conclude, without acknowledging the deep sense of obligation he entertains for his Patrons former acts of kindness to him, and subscribing himself, with no common pleasure.
Their gratefully faithful Servant,
ROBT. HARRISON. [This petition was granted.] III.-The copy of the Terrier describing House, Lands, & other premises
belonging to the Living of Blanchland.
Blanchland Terrier. 1. The Parsonage House is built with stone & lime & covered with slate, contains eight rooms the Floors of the Parlour & upper Rooms are boarded the Rooms also are ceiled the Floors of the Kitchen & the other two low Rooms are stone the Kitchen only is ceiled there are adjoining the House on the west side a stable & cowhouse with a Hay loft above built with stone & lime & covered with slate 26 feet by 15 & 15 feet in height there are also a Brewhouse & Coalhouse built with stone & lime & covered with slate the one 13 feet by 10 the other 13 feet by 5.
2. There are two Meadow Fields adjoining the House on the east side containing in the whole near 9} acres border upon the High road on the south there is a wood on the east & north sides & the west side joins the village these Fields have a right of 4 Stints in the east Pasture of Blanchland commonly called the Park pasture there are three gardens the Fences are walls & Quickset no Trees growing on the Churchyard. There are 30 ash & sycamore trees growing upon the glebe. There is a Farm called Blackburn in the Parish of Slaley belonging to this Curacy containing 93 acres. There are also proper Houses &c upon the Farm.
3. No Tythes due to the Minister.
4. The Trustees of the late La Crewe give the annual sum of thirty pounds to the Minister of this Curacy I do not know whether any Deed has been executed no Pension payable out of the Living: no stipend or allowance to the Minister of a Chapel no Custom established to the expence or charge of the Incumbent.
5. This Parish is subject to the Customary payment of four pence annually to the Minister for each Family commonly called Easter offerings; the annual sum of thirty pounds is also paid to the Minister by the Trustees of La Crewe.
6. There is belonging to this Church a crimson coloured Cloth also a Table Cloth & Napkin for the Communion Table; a crimson coloured cushion & Cloth for the pulpit, one Bell two silver plated Flaggons one silver Cup & plate ; (Blanchland 1753) is inscribed upon the Cup & plate no weight marked thereupon no Books have been left to this church or Parish.