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Abbot and convent of St Dogmaels petition the king and council for relief from taxation

The National Archives

Ref: SC 8/173/8646

Type: Document

Date: 1318

The abbot claimed that while he had always paid the required taxation to the pope and king in the archdeaconry of Cardigan, according to the Exchequer's demands, an additional sum was now demanded by the collectors in the archdeaconry of St David by writ of the Exchequer. The abbot explained that he had already complained of this in Chancery and the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer were ordered to investigate the matter under Woodton was assigned. However, after the inquisition was submitted to the Exchequer, no action was taken.

Endorsement: In response, it was agreed that the abbot should have a writ of the Great Seal containing the effect of the petition directed to the treasurer and barons of the Exchequer, and, if the inquisition was taken in accordance with the form of the previous writ of Chancery sent to them, and returned into the Exchequer, they should proceed according to that inquisition and do justice to the petitioner.

The petition is printed in The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England, ed. Paul Brand, Anne Curry, Chris Given-Wilson, Rosemary Horrox, W.M. Ormrod and J.R.S. Phillips (Cambridge University Press, 2005), 1318 October, SC 9/21, no.67 (summary of petition and response on parliament roll)
and Documents Illustrative of English History in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries, selected from the Records of the Department of the Queen's Remembrancer of the Exchequer, ed. H. Cole (Record Commission, 1844), pp.13-14 (Latin summary of petition on parliament roll)

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