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Letters Of Protection Granted By Baldwin, The Archbishop Of Canterbury, To The Canons Of St Thomas’ Priory, 1184-1190

Precis translation

Baldwin, archbishop of Canterbury grants these letters of protection to the canons of St Thomas the Martyr in Stafford [Archbishop Thomas Becket had been murdered in 1170].

This covers both the place where they celebrate divine service (their priory church) and the goods and possessions they have acquired by grant from the former bishop Richard and from Gerard de Stafford and others.

Witnesses: Alan de Stafford, Richard archdeacon of Shropshire, master Robert of Shropshire, master Henry of Northampton, master Silvester, master Ralph of Gods Hospital church in Stafford, William Prudum, Henry of Exeter, Adam Bec of Chebsey, master Ralph and master Gilbert clerks of Stafford, Geoffrey Forti, Salomon, Eustace of Wilton and others