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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ... with the sum of 13: . 4d. because he had lost that amount in the sale of some sheep which he had received from the Bishop in payment of candle silver for the year. This item appears annually in the Sacrist's accounts as "De garbis Episcopi," concerning which the original document will be found quoted in Appendix A. But as this is the last Roll in which Bishop Lisle appears (he died in 1361) it may here be mentioned that it was after his death that the stock of sheep and cattle, etc., on the manors of the Bishop were found to have been impoverished to such an extent that his successor, Bishop Langham, felt it necessary to appeal for the King's assistance to repair the losses'. The fault, however, is not to be laid on Bishop Lisle's shoulders; for in the middle of the year 1356 the King had impropriated all the temporalities of the see of Ely; and they were in the hands of his Commissioners during the years when Bishop Lisle was sojourning in Avignon and until the new appointment which followed his death in I361. The King's gift of restoration was provided evidently from the episcopal revenues of Ely which he had appropriated; and the oath which he imposed on all future Bishops, that they would keep up and hand over to their successors a settled quantity of stock, was calculated to deter not only the Bishop, but also the agent who might be in charge during an appropriation, from impoverishing the episcopal farms. 1 Magno in the parchment. 9 Registr. Epi. A, fol. 36. See Bentham, p. 164, . The receipts for the year were 192 16 0 The payments, including the arrears of pre-ceding year ( 54. 7: . 7d.) 182 IO 5 1 5 7 At the close of the account the Sacrist therefore writes, "et debet xli. v: more

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