initiator: E. Nicosiensis archiepiscopus and M. Paphensis episcopus, together with the chapters of Limassol and Famagusta
text: Sept. 14. Famagusta. E. archiepiscopus Nicosiensis and M. Paphensis episcopus, together with the chapters of Limassol and Famagusta, report on the new agreement between Queen Alice of Cyprus, her son Henry, verus dominus et haeres regni Cipri, and their barones, milites and homines on one side and on the other E. Nicosiensis archiepiscopus and his suffragans, mediated by Cardinal Pelagius of Albano, the papal legate, and the magistri of the Knights Templars and Hospitallers of St John of Jerusalem. The queen, barones, milites and homines of the kingdom of Cyprus will pay the prelates tithes on all their lands, animals and revenues, according to the customs of the kingdom of Jerusalem. The chevagia and dimi owed to the crown by the rustici of the prelates and their churches are remitted. All Greek priests and deacons are [liberated from villeinage, being] freed from the payment of chevagia or labour services [angariae], provided they profess obedience to the prelates in whose dioceses they reside, according to the form followed by Greek priests and levites in the kingdom of Jerusalem since the Latins ruled there. Greek priests and deacons should remain in the casalia and lands in which they reside at present. A Greek villanus can only be ordained with the agreement of his lord and if the prelates permit such an ordination, they must replace the villanus with another. Greek villani who leave the island to be ordained without their lords’ knowledge will be forcibly returned to villeinage should they return. Greek bishops who ordain without licence are to be suspended. Greek priests and deacons can move from one casale to another as long as they have permission and do not have children. Greek abbots should be elected canonically and confirmed by the Latin diocesan. They cannot be removed. They should profess obedience to the local diocesan according to the custom of the kingdom of Jerusalem. Greek churches and abbeys can enjoy their endowments and possessions. The number of monks in Greek monasteries has been limited and no one can replace a dead monk except from the district in which the monastery is situated. There should be 4 Greek bishops, obedient to the Roman church and the Latin prelates according to the customs of the kingdom of Jerusalem. They will reside in Sullia in the diocese of Nicosia, Archinum in the diocese of Paphos, Lestiara in the diocese of Limassol and Carpasium in the diocese of Famagusta. Signatories: E. archiepiscopus Nicosiensis; Martinus Paphensis episcopus; Hug. Nicosiensis thesaurius; J. de Paphe Nicosiensis canonicus; Balduinus Nicosiensis canonicus; Berandus canonicus Paphensis; Vullelmus Paphensis canonicus; Robertus Amogostanus archidiaconus; Guillelmus Amogostanus canonicus; Jo. de Calo Amogostanus canonicus; Betrandus Amogostanus canonicus; Willelmus cantor Famagustanus; Rainerius Nimociensis archidiaconus; Ramuldus Nimociensis cantor; Robertus Nimociensis thesaurius; Bertrandus Nimociensis canonicus; Stephanus Nimociensis canonicus; Adam canonicus Nimociensis; Raimundus canonicus Nimociensis; Durandus canonicus Nimociensis.
Sept. 14. Famagusta. E. archiepiscopus Nicosiensis and M. Paphensis episcopus, together with the chapters of Limassol and Famagusta, report on the new agreement between Queen Alice of Cyprus, her son Henry, verus dominus et haeres regni Cipri, and their barones, milites and homines on one side and... more
sources: Coureas and Schabel, The Cartulary, pp. 249-52, no. 95