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CHARLES G. ADDISON, ESQ. The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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The history of the Knights Templars, Temple Church, and the Temple
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Elfante, and an estate at Merrow in the hnndred of Woking. In Gloucestershire, the manors of Lower Dowdeswell, Pegsworth, Amford, Nishange, and five others which belonged to them wholly or in part, the ehurch of Down Ammey, and lands in Framton, Temple Guting, and Little Rissington. In Worcestershire, the manor of Templars Lawern, and lands in Flavo!, Temple Broaghton, and Hanbury.* In Northamptonshire, the manors of Asheby, Thorp, Watervill, fee. &e.; they had the advowson of the church of the manor of Hardwieke in Orlington hnndred, and we find that " Robert Saunford, Master of the soldiery of the Temple in England," presented to it in the year 1238.f In Nottinghamshire, the Templars possessed the church of Marnham, lands and rents at Gretton and North Carleton ; in Westmoreland, the manor of Temple Sowerby ; in the Isle of Wight, the manor of Uggeton, and lands in Kerne.f But it would be tedious further to continue with a dry detail of ancient names and places ; sufficient has been said to give an idea of the enormous wealth of the order in this country, where it is known to have possessed some hundreds of manors, the advowson or right of presentation to churches innumerable, and thousands of acres of arable land, pasture, and woodland, besides villages, farm-houses, mills, and tithes, rights of common, of fishing, of cutting wood in forests, b.c. &e. There were also several preceptories in Scotland and Ireland, which were dependent on the Temple at London. The annual income of the order in Europe has been roughly estimated at six millions sterling ! According to Matthew Paris, " liftmning's Surrey. Atkyn't GlmicMterihire ; and see the references in Tattne^ A'ash's Worcestershire. t Bridge's Northamptonshire, vol. ii. p. 100. X Thornton** Koltingharoshire. Burn and NicKobon't Westmoreland. If ors/ey's Isle ofWight. Η

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