Five new vicars to add to the Board.

All between 1278 and 1337

Steyning

All very early vicars –  glimpses of them recorded in some sort of court or registry record, on a specific date – no start and end dates.

William – court records from Eyre of Sussex 1278 being sued for the return of land previously owned by a dead relative

Roger de Wole being sued for a debt – 1293

Ralph, accused of unlawfully withholding land in the 1325 Eyre court of Sussex

Robert Beneit, mentioned in an age estimation relating to 1336

Ranulph Lessorle mentioned as being too poor to lose his land in the Close Roll of 27 July 1337

English Events

  1. 1278: The Statute of Westminster was enacted, clarifying and confirming certain legal
    principles.
  2. 1290: King Edward I expelled the Jewish popula􀆟on from England.
  3. 1296-1328: The First War of Scottsh Independence took place. Ba􀆩les like the Battle of
    Sterling Bridge (1297) and the Battle of Bannockburn (1314) occurred during this 􀆟me.
  4. 1307: Edward I died, and his son became King Edward II.
  5. 1314: The Ba􀆩le of Bannockburn took place, resulting in a Scottsh victory over the English.
  6. 1327: Edward II was forced to abdicate, and his son became King Edward III.
  7. 1337: The Hundred Years’ War between England and France began, marking the start of a
    long and complex conflict.

World Events

  1. 1280-1291: The Ninth Crusade took place, led by Louis IX of France and later by his brother
    Charles I of Anjou. It aimed to capture the city of Tunis but ended without significant gains.
  2. 1299-1326: The O􀆩oman Empire was founded by Osman I, and expansion into Anatolia
    began.
  3. 1309-1377: The Avignon Papacy, also known as the Babylonian Cap􀆟vity, saw the popes
    residing in Avignon, France, instead of Rome.
  4. 1324: Mansa Musa, one of the wealthiest individuals in history, completed his pilgrimage to
    Mecca, bringing a􀆩en􀆟on to the wealth of Mali in West Africa.
  5. 1331-1353: The Black Death, one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, swept through
    Europe, Asia, and North Africa, causing immense loss of life.