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Title: An edition of the cartulary of the Vicars Choral of York Minster
Author: Tringham, N. J.
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 1978
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This edition sets out the full text of nearly all the late twelfth and thirteenth century grants of land or rent, in York and in the county, made to the vicars, with English captions and accompanying notes from original deeds surviving in the archive. Fourteenth century deeds are normally calendared, with similar notes, unless the text is of special interest; likewise, in the case of notarial instruments and memoranda. Where there are surviving originals of documents copied into the cartulary, these are collated with the manuscript, and any variations noted and a description of the original given. No document is later than 1389 in date. There is an introduction with a detailed description of the manuscript, including a section on each hand that has been distinguished and how this illustrates the various stages in which the cartulary was composed. The original archive of deeds, financial rolls of account and other documents, is then described and its relationship with the cartulary discussed. More general chapters, based on evidence from the cartulary but supplemented by information from the archive, outline the accumulation of common property, the financial difficulties which vicars faced in the fourteenth century as a result of the incursion of Scots and the Black Death, and the development of their common life. Their duties in choir, and relations with resident canons, with whom they were involved in a series of disputes in the 1340's, are also discussed, with reference (from printed sources) made to the history of vicars at other cathedrals. Five appendices provide the text of four cancelled deeds, a series of miscellaneous memoranda written on the binding, and notes on chantries with their cantarists in 1364, obits, and property held by the vicars outside York.
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