Charter of Henry I of Troyes, 1181




When back in Troyes after his independent crusade, Count Henry issued this notification to ensure that the 300 pounds he took from the people of Chablis for the support of his journey to Jerusalem would be remembered. Henry made a point of noting that it was not collected for himself but for the business of Christ (Christi negotium) and the assent of St Martin of Tours (who held possession of the village of Chablis).


Ego Henricus, Trecensis comes palatinus, notum facio universis presentibus et futuris quod, cum Jerosolymam proficisci debuissem, ab hominibus de Chableia CCC libras cepi, non aliquo tamen jure aut consuetudine quam in ipsis haberem, sed ob Christi negotium et auxilium vie et peregrinationis mee memorata pecunia de assensu et permissione Turonensis capituli ibidem mihi collata est. Quod ut notum permaneret et ratum haberetur, litteris annotatum sigilli mei munimine roboravi. Actum Trecis anno Verbi incarnati MCLXXX. Datum per manum Haymerici cancellarii.

Archival Reference

Seventeenth-century copy. Bibliothèque nationale de France, Baluze, t. 77, fol. 235v


“Charter of Henry I of Troyes, 1181,” Independent Crusaders Project, accessed November 24, 2020,

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