1240 - Sir Robert le Hod witness to charter

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Date c. 1240-50
Topic Sir Robert le Hod witness to charter
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By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-08-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2021-01-08.


Confirmation from Richard [Plantagenet], Earl
of Cornwall and Poitou,1 to the church and Prior and Canons of
Seleburne of all the land of Bromdene which Hugh de Bromdene
gave them in free alms; together with all homages, scutages,
reliefs, etc., free of all service.

     Witnesses:—Sir Ace ("Acio"), abbot of King's Beaulieu
("Belli Loci Regis"), Sir John, son of John, Sir Rich. de Punt-
chardun, Sir John, son of Thomas, Sir John de Venuz, Sir John
de Windelsore, Sir Rob. le Hod, knts., Sir Elias, chaplain, Nich.
de Anne, Rob. de Esthale, Peter Rusinol, Oliver de Stoke, clerks,
John Brethasche, Hugh de Suafham.[1]

Source notes

Brackets and parentheses as in the printed edition, where this item is No. 13. Description of seal: 'Round dark seal, broken. Obverse, the Earl on horseback, with sword drawn: ".. gillum... com. tis Pi... avie." Reverse, a shield bearing a lion rampant within a bordure charged with 14 bezants; the shield within a floriated border; "Sigillum Richardi co..... nubie."'
Note 1: "The Earl was made Earl of Poitou in 1239."

IRHB comments

Is this the only historical, medieval Sir Robert Hood brought to light so far? 'Bromdene' is now Bramdean.



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