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The Knights Hospitaller of the English Langue 1460-1565$
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Gregory O'Malley

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199253791

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253791.001.0001

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The Administration and Finances of the Priory of England

The Administration and Finances of the Priory of England

(p.60) chapter three The Administration and Finances of the Priory of England
The Knights Hospitaller of the English Langue 1460-1565


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This chapter looks at the geographical distribution of the order's houses, the incorporation of many of them into the prioral estate as preceptories, camerae or membra, and the amalgamation of others. It discusses the practice by which most estates were let out on long lease, and the responsibilities of farmers examined, together with disputes between them and the order. The order's income from land, spiritualities, and confraternity payments is examined in the context of the overall economy. The order's conventual common treasury in Rhodes or Malta levied taxes known as responsions on its priories and preceptories. The methods by which these were assessed and collected by the receiver and scribe of the common treasury are discussed, and figures provided for the sums due and dispatched. Particular mention is made of the dispatch of responsions to the Mediterranean either in the form of goods such as cloth and tin or by means of letters of exchange.

Keywords:   priory, income, responsions, leases, farmers, confraternity, common treasury, letters of exchange

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