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Charter of Hugh earl of Chester and the countess Matilda his mother, addressed to their constable, steward, justices, barons and men, notifying that, for the absolution of earl Ranulph, and for the redemption of their own souls and the souls of their ancestors, and especially for the wrongs done by the said earl Ranulph to Walter bishop of Chester and the mother church, they have granted in free alms to the said bishop and church, Stivinghale with the mill next the park and with `term duillet' and with the land of the park-keeper (parcarii) and with all the appurtenances of the said vill, that he may hold them free and quit from all secular service in wood, in plain, in mills, in waters, in pastures, in meadows, in pannage and with all profits pertaining to the said will except the park and the fishery. Witnesses: Eustace the constable, Robert the steward, William Malbane, William Patric, Robert Banast', Thomas de Verd', Alured de Combr'and Hugh Austricar' Seal on tongue: circular, brown; originally c.2 3/4 ins. in diameter, but now large fragment only. Equestrian, legend lacking. Endorsed: i) carta comitis Cestrie de Stivechale ii) primus iii) iste Hugo obiit xxvii regis Henrici ii. Iste Walterus obiit sexto eiusdem regis [AG] iv) Magna Carta [AG]