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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.


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Roger De Hoveden
The Annals vol.2., From A.D. 1180 To A.D. 1201.
page 440

A.D. 1198. DECISION AS TO THE MANOR OF CLIFF. day the dœmoniacs were summoned into their presence, and the said abbat adjured them in the name of Jesus Christ, that they would explain the cause why they had dared to annoy that city more than others, and to depart from the servants of Christ who had been signed with this name.1 On this, one of them, crying out with a loud and terrible voice, exclaimed : " Are you for compelling us to come forth from the vessels that have been reasonably assigned to us ? Why, we are that legion of devils which your Jesus, after casting them out from the man, allowed to hurl the swine from the rock into the sea. But now, being released from the chains in which we were bound, we have received power over the blasphemers only of the Virgin Mary ; and in this city we have found such persons, and having found them, it is our duty to torment them as they deserve. Wherefore, if we are driven out, know that you, hypocrite, and your order we shaB torment the next." At his second command, however, they came forth, though with great difficulty, leaving the traces of their foul footsteps behind. In the same year, Aimerie de Lusignan, king of Baruth,2 Accaron, prince of the Isle of Cyprus, and the other Christians in the land of SuBa, and the pagans, made a truce, to commence from the feast of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist, and to last for the next six years, unless some powerful king of the Christians should arrive in those parts. In the same year also, Bichard, king of England, and Philip, king of Prance, made a truce in the month of November, to last till the feast of Saint Hilary next ensuing. In the same year, Philip, bishop of Durham, at the petition of Robert de Turnham, granted him, in the king's presence, a jury of twelve lawful men of the vicinity of Clif, to enquire which of them had the greater right to the said manor of Clif : that is to say, whether the said Robert ought to hold the said manor of the bishop of Durham, and to do homage to him for the same, or whether the bishop ought to hold it in demesne. Accordingly, on the oath of twelve lawful men, it was declared that that manor was the hereditary right of the wife of the said Robert, daughter3 of William Fossard, and so the said bishop lost the manor of Clif, which his predecesssors had, for a long period, peaceably and inviolably held. This took place at York, before Hugh Bardolph, Master Boger Arundel, and Geoffrey Hacket, at this time justices of the pleas of the crown. 1 2 3 In baptism. Beyrout. " Filii," is evidently a misprint.

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