Monthly Archives: September 2015

How many acres did the Templars farm at Gislingham?

… or rather, how many acres did the king’s custodians farm? I’d hoped that the custodians’ accounts from 1308–13 would record how much land the Templars held at Gislingham in Suffolk. Alas, the surviving accounts for the Templars’ lands in … Continue reading

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The Templars at Gislingham revisited

When the Templars’ properties in Suffolk were taken under the king’s control on 10th and 11th January 1308, they became the responsibility of Thomas of St Omer, sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Thomas’s administration of the estates in the first … Continue reading

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The Templars in Norfolk and Suffolk: the files so far

I have now made preliminary transcriptions of the accounts produced by King Edward II’s officials for the former Templar estates in Norfolk and Suffolk for 1308–9 and 1311–12, and have attached them to this post below. The main text is … Continue reading

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