Charter of Guy Tortus of Rochefort

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Summary

This notice announces that a certain knight, Guy "Tortus" of Rochefort, had earlier made disputed claims to land called Gualterescha. Finding that he did not have the necessary means to fulfill his vow to go to Jerusalem, he made over this disputed land to his nephew Hato. Hato kindly quit the disputed claim in return for 20 sous in cash.

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Notum sit... quod quidam miles, nomine Guido de Rupe Forti cognomine Tortus, calumpniabatur nobis medietatem decirnae de quadam terra, quae vocatar Gualterescha, pro eo quo de feuo suo erat atque sine sua permissione nobis tribuebatur... Accidit quod Guido iturum se in Jerusalem devovit. Cum nequaquam sumptus haberet unde tam longam viam arripere potuisset, cuidam nepoti suo Hatoni foenum omne suum tradidit, eo quod aliumhaeredem propinquiorem non haberet... Quod cum domnus Odo prior cellae hujus audivit... sluduit eum rogare quatinus calumniam de decima... nobis benigne dimitteret. Hoc se facturum spopondit si ei viginti solidos nummornm tribuerentur... facto pacto... Conventionem viderunt testes isti : Petrus filius Ulrici, Morinus de Malo Levrerio, Petrus Guitonius, Guitonius Andcgavensis, Odo de Saneto Petro, Gaufredus Brito.

Archival Reference

[Charter of Chemillé, contained in a cartulary of Marmoutier]

Citation

“Charter of Guy Tortus of Rochefort,” Independent Crusaders Project, accessed November 24, 2020, https://independentcrusadersproject.ace.fordham.edu/items/show/2280.

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