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Foundation charter (front view) of St. Leonard's Hospital, Sheffield - William de Lovetot to the sick of Sheffield. Land next to the Don bridge and corrody from the mill of Sheffield [i.e. an allowance of flour], for ever, c. 1160

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Title:Foundation charter (front view) of St. Leonard's Hospital, Sheffield - William de Lovetot to the sick of Sheffield. Land next to the Don bridge and corrody from the mill of Sheffield [i.e. an allowance of flour], for ever, c. 1160
Location:Sheffield_City_Centre
Date Period:1100-1499
Notes:

Sciant tam presentes quam futuri quod ego Willelmus de Luuet dedi et concessi et hac presenti carta confirmaui in puram et perpetuam elemosinam pro anima mea et animabus patris et matris mee et antecessorum meorum infirmis de Sefeldia terram quom Rogerus Parminter tenuit juxta pontem Done et etiam victum illorum in molendino de Sefeldia.

Testibus his Roberto de Summervill, Henrico filio Godardi, Petro filio Ade, Roberto filio Pagani, Roberto filio Erturi, Roberto de Luuet

Translation:

William de Lovetot grants in pure and perpetual alms for the good of his own soul and the souls of his father and mother and of all his ancestors, to the sick folk of Sheffield a piece of land near the bridge of the Don formerly held by Roger the Robemaker together with their rations from the mill at Sheffield.

Witnesses: Robert de Summerville, Henry son of Godard, Peter son of Adam, Robert son of Payne, Robert son of Arthur and Robert de Lovetot.

Undated [but second half of the 12th century].

Seal (damaged and detached).

The oldest document in Sheffield City Archives.

This document provides evidence that by the end of the 12th century there was a bridge over the river Don and a corn mill was established in Sheffield.

Original at Sheffield City Archives (MD6813/1).

 

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