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Receipt for Fulco de Ruycote's rental of land from the Sanford cartulary of the Knights Templar

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Receipt for Fulco de Ruycote's rental of land from the Sanford cartulary of the Knights Templar

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c.1225
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Originally Rycote was formed of two separate manors. The larger of the two manors was Rycote Magna. The smaller manor was known as Rycote Parva. In 1200, Rycote Magna was acquired by Fulk de Rycote and his wife Matilda from Hugh de Malaunay for fifty marks of silver (Salter, Oxon. Fines, p. 12; Craig, 'Marbury Ancestery', p. 164). Rycote Magna remained in the possession of the de Rycote family until the fifteenth century. The descent of the manor through successive generations of the de Rycotes, however, is not clear. Between Fulk de Rycote's purchase in 1200 and the coming of age of another Fulk de Rycote in 1317, it is possible that up to four different Fulk de Rycotes held the manor. This entry from the Sanford cartulary of the Knights Templar records the rental of four acres of land, one messuage and eight acres of meadow in the village of Weston by a "Fulco de Ruycote", c.1225. The Fulk de Rycote cited here was possibly the same Fulk who purchased Rycote Magna in 1200. A Fulk de Rycote is mentioned in other transactions recorded in the Sanford cartulary between 1211 and c.1277 (MS. Wood empt. 10, fols. 2v, 8. 27, 33-4, 40-3, 51v-52r).

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