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4 St. Mark, viii. 12.

5 The beautiful crystal-clear stream from the valley, which includes the water

entering under the wall a little to the right of the south entrance, where it is crossed by a bridge (p. 2).

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Precinct wall.

Hills on the sides of the valley, approaching each other higher up.

First entrance.

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13 Its square chapel, with covered walk all round.

14 Slaughter-house.

15 Travellers' Lodgings (Diversorium).

NOTE.-Meglinger was put up here in 1667. Iter Cisterciense, in Migne,

P.L., vol. 185, col. 1505.

16 Brick and tile shed. 17 Brick and tile kiln. 18 Prisons for seculars. 19 Public wine-press.


Terrace for walking.

21 Auditory.


Sexus Hospitium. As I have not been able to ascertain what this means, I leave it untranslated.

23 South gateway.

24 Outside walk.

25 Roads to Châteauvillaine.

26 Road to Chaumont.

27 Watercourse brought from the Aube.

28 Lake or Pond, called, in one of Milley's views, Stagnum de la Noróy. Now drained; p. 16, note 5.

29 Small plan of Outreaube; omitted in this plan.

30 Small prospect of part of same; also omitted here.

31 Entrance to the Monastery.

32 The Lord Abbot's house.

33 Guest-house.

34 Stables.

35 Ice-house.

36 The Abbey wine-press and hayloft.

37 Beer-cellar (Cella Cerevisiaria).

38 The Great Tun (Dolium Majus), i.e. the building over the tun.

NOTE.-Meglinger, on the occasion of his visit in 1667, was greatly impressed by the size and construction of this tun. He stepped it out in the darkness, and found it to be 30 feet across and 18 feet high. It was not bound by hoops of birch, but by great beams, long oak planks, and wedges, so that it could be taken to pieces at any time. Iter Cist., ubi cit. 39 Bakehouse and ovens.

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45 Infirmary of Conversi.

46 Chapel of same.

47 Hall of same.

48 Chapter-house of same.

49 Cellars, with granary over, p. 3.

50 Pentise, leading to the church.

51 Church.

52 Sacristy.

53, 53 Dormitory stairs (night and day). 54 Regular Cloister, and Lavatory.

55 Small Book-closet.

56 Chapter-house.

57 Parlour.

NOTE.-Over the three last, and extending southward over cellarage, was the Great Dormitory, and at right angles eastward was the Necessarium or Rere-dortor. These are not referred to in the plan, because it is a ground plan, and they were on the first floor above. Milley in one of his views shows the Rere-dortor quite distinctly, but calls it Cella Pomaria. There may have been a vaulted place on. part of the ground floor, used as an apple chamber.

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62 Cell, Chapel, and Garden of St. Bernard.

NOTE. The cell was a wooden hut, still standing in 1667, when it was visited by Meglinger, and, apparently, in 1708, as it is shown in Milley's plan. Hither the saint retired and lay sick in his latter days, and in the chapel he died, as was supposed. Meglinger, Iter Cist., ubi cit.

63 The Prior's Audience-chamber (Diurnum Prioris receptaculum). 64 Chapel of the Counts of Flanders, with a charnel under it. Here were placed the bones of the monks who had died before the removal of the monastery to the second site.

65 Writing carrels; library over.

66 Lesser Cloister and Lavatory.

67 Hall for the discussion of theses.

68 School of Theology.

69 Infirmary.

70 Place for washing the dead.

71 Infirmary hall.

NOTE. The extension at right angles eastward may have been used

as the Infirmary Chapel.

72 Novices' quarters.

73 Earlier Abbots' House.

74 Earlier Guests' quarters.

75 Earlier Abbots' Hall.

76 The Great Garden.

77, 77 Fish stews.

78 Orchards (Viridaria).

79 Dovecote.

80 Chapel of the Holy Crown.




THE fact that some time in the late fourteenth or early fifteenth century a cadet of the Fairfaxes of Walton became possessed of the manor of Acaster Malbis and assumed the name of Malbis in lieu of Fairfax, has long been known to Yorkshire genealogists. It is duly recorded in the pedigrees by Foster,' Plantagenet-Harrison, and Skaife, but is not mentioned in either Flower's or Glover's Visitation. A considerable discussion of the matter will be found in the Herald and Genealogist, but as no documents are there set out, and many of the references are vague, it will not be amiss to retell the story with some additional evidence, in a volume more likely to be accessible to Yorkshire readers.

I have recently found the record of a lawsuit which I think must be the one cited in that discussion by "James Phillippe,” i.e. Plantagenet-Harrison, as a Quo Warranto Roll. He gives no reference, more suo, and his quotation is not quite accurate. Some other legal proceedings have also been found, the details of which are sufficiently interesting to merit printing at length.

Before doing so, however, it will be advisable to give the existing pedigrees covering the descents in question, as we shall thus be better able to see where they are wrong.

The first in order of date is Flower's, recorded in his Visitation of 1563-4.*

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da. of Lord Thomas Fairfax,=Margaret, da. and coheir of Mauley; ob.s.p.

son and heir

Ivo de Etton

Richard Fairfax,=Eustacia, da. and coheir of
son and heir John Carthorpe

William Fairfax, Catherine Neville
son and heir

1 Pedigrees of Yorkshire Families.
2 History of Gilling East, p. 257.
3 Herald and Genealogist, vii. p. 145.

Other issue

4 Harleian Soc. xvi. 117. In this and the subsequent pedigrees only the material portions are here given.

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