## The *Servises de Jérusalem*, by Michael Lipari

**Introduction to the "Servises de Jérusalem" and John of Jaffa's ****Livre des Assises**

**Livre des Assises**

## Translator's note

A note on the Old French of the lawbooks and a link to the French of Outremer site and the Legal Texts Working Group pages on FromthePage

Here below are the services the baronies owe to the chief lord [king] of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

The barony of the Count of Jaffa and Ascalon, of which Ramla and Mirabel and Ibelin are a part, owes 100 knights, and the division is thus:

From Jaffa: 25

From Ascalon: 25

From Ramla and Mirabel: 40

And from Ibelin: 10

The barony of the Principality of Galilee owes 100 knights, and the division is thus:

From the land on this side of the Jordan River: 60

And from the land beyond the Jordan River: 40

The barony of Sidon, of which Beaufort and Caesarea and Bethsan are a part, owes 100 knights, and the division is thus:

From Sidon and Beaufort: 50

From Caesarea: 25

From Bethsan: 25

The seigneury of Kerak and Montreal and Saint Abraham owe 60 knights and the division is thus:

From Kerak and Montreal: 40

From Saint Abraham: 20

The Seigneury of Count Joscelin owes 24 knights and the division is thus:

Chateau du Roi [Castellum Regis]: 4

Saint George: 10

The land of Sir Joffrey Le Tort: 6

The land of Sir Philip le Rous: 2

The Chamberlainy: 2

This is the service that the bishops of the kingdom of Jerusalem owe and the division is thus:

The Bishop of Saint George of Lydda owes 10 knights

The Archbishop of Nazareth owes 6 knights

Toron and Maron owe 18 knights and the division is thus:

From Toron: 15

From Maron: 3

Concerning Baniyas,

These are the services that the cities of the Kingdom of Jerusalem owe

Jerusalem owes 41 knights and the division is thus:

Lawrence of Franclieu: 4 knights

Ancel Babin: 5 knights

The wife of Johan Coman: 4 knights

Bohemond le Bufle: 3 knights

Henry des Mons: 1 knight

Nicole d’Artois: 1 knight

Simon son of Peter L‘Ermin: 2 knights

Andrew of the Temple: 2 knights

Peter of Antil: 1 knight

Amaury the son of Arnoul: 3 knights

Baldwin of Saint Gile: 3 knights

Simon of Bethlehem: 1 knight

Engereant of Pinqueigni: 2 knights

Dame Guile the wife John of Valence: 1 knight

Peter le Noir: 2 knights

Fulk le Petit: 1 knight

Ancel le Bozgne: 1 knight

Hue le Petit: 1 knight

The children of Robert of Pinqugni: 2 knights

Eustace Patric: 1 knight

Here states how many knights the city of Nablus owes.

Nablus owes 85 knights, and the division is thus:

The viscount: 10 knights

Renier Rohart and his mother: 8 knights

John Belarnier: 5 knights

Heude dou Merle: 4 knights

The wife of Hue of Mimars: 4 knights

The wife of Baldwin the Prince: 3 knights

The wife of Bohemond: 1 knight

John of Saint Bertin: 3 knights

Constantine the brother of Bohemond: 1 knight

Guillaume Le Queu: 1 knight

Henri the son of Guy Rais: 1 knight

The wife of Baldwin of Paris: 1 knight

Isaac of La Pissine: 1 knight

Roger l’Asne: 1 knight

Auberi dou Roy: 2 knights

Bernard Fouchier: 1 knight

Raymond Babin: 1 knight

Baldwin of Rotrines: 1 knight

The wife of Robert Salibe: 1 knight

The wife of Michel le Grant: 1 knight

Girart Passerel: 1 knight

Baldwin de Ibelin for 2 families of Bedouins in recognition of the fief: 4 knights

The Lady of Caesarea: 2 knights

Fulk le Noir: 1 knight

Richard of Nazareth: 1 knight

Henry l‘Aubalestrier: 1 knight

Guy of Naples: 1 knight

Arnoul of Tripoli: 1 knight

Reynald of Soison: 1 knight

Amaury of Landre: 1 knight

Philip of Nazareth: 1 knight

George l‘Escrivain: 1 knight

Sir Balian of Ibelin for the land which he held at Nablus: 15 knights

Simon of Darcian: 2 knights

Here states how many knights the seigneury of Acre owes.

The seigneury of Acre owes 80 knights, and the division is thus:

The constable: 10 knights

Balian the Chamberlain: 7 knights

Raymond d’Escandelion: 7 knights

Pagan the lord of Haifa: 7 knights

Philip le Rous: 1 knight

The wife of Eude: 2 knights

William of Malenbec: 2 knights

The wife of William of Antioch: 1 knight

Walter of Saint Denis: 2 knights

Robert Tabour: 1 knight

Raoul of Nazareth: 1 knight

Simon des Molins: 1 knight

Jocelin dou Conte: 1 knight

Jordain of Terremonde: 1 knight

Michael of Mount Sinai: 1knight

Drue the brother of Gilbert of Floury: 1 knight

Gautier of la Blanchegarde: 9 knights

the lord of Blanchegarde: 8 knights

Ernaut of Brie: 1 knight

The wife of Adam Coste: 1 knight

Walter le Bel: 1 knight

Heude of la Nude: 1 knight

Gace the son of Robert: 1 knight

Gile of Calenadri: 4 knights

The seneschal: 4 knights

Gosertin Bonet: 2 knights

Ernoul of Difole: 1 knight

The viscount: 1 knight

John Haran: 1 knight

John de Reins: 1 pilgrim knight

Gerard Espinal: 1 knight

Dame Gile: 3 knights

Simon of La Guerre: 1 knight

Here states how many knights the city of Tyre owes.

The seigneury of Tyre owes 28 knights and the division is thus:

The Venetians: 3 knights

Simon of Marcim: 3 knights

The wife of William: 2 knights

The wife of Gobert: 1 knight

Fulk of Falaise: 2 knights

Ancel the son of Charles: 1 knight

Gerard Gazel: 2 knights

Henry of Maschelin: 1 knight

Adam of Arsuf: 1 knight

Denis the son of Geoffrey: 1 knight

Raoul le Boutellier: 2 knights

Roger Sauveri: 7 knights

Simon dou Molin: 1 knight

Roger le Gast Boutellier: 1 knight

Daron owes 2 knights and the division is thus:

Gerard of Doai: 1 knight

Reynald of Mount Gisart: 1 knight

The seigneury of Beruit owes 21 knights

The sum of the knights is 677.

This is the assistance that the churches and the burgesses owes, while there is great necessity in the land of the kingdom of Jerusalem

The patriarch of Jerusalem owes 500 sergeants

The Holy Sepulcher owes 500 sergeants

Jehosaphat owes 150 sergeants

Mount Zion owes 150 sergeants

The Mount of Olives owe 50 sergeants

The Temple Domini owes 50 sergeants

[Saint Mary of] the Latins owes 50 sergeants

The bishop of Tiberias owes 100 sergeants

The abbey of Mount Tabor owes 100 sergeants

The city of Jerusalem owes 500 sergeants

The city of Acre owes 500 sergeants

The city of Tyre owes 100 sergeants

The city of Nablus owes 300 sergeants

The city of Caesarea owes 50 sergeants

The bishop of Bethlehem owes 200 sergeants

Ramla and Ibelin and Mirabel owe 150 sergeants

The bishop of Saint George owes 200 sergeants

Arsuf owes 50 sergeants

The bishop of Sebastea owes 100 sergeants

The bishop of Acre owes 150 sergeants

The bishop of Saint Abraham owes 50 sergeants

The archbishop of Tyre owes 150 sergeants

The archbishop of Nazareth owes 150 sergeants

The archbishop of Sidon owes 50 sergeants

The archbishop of Caesarea owes 50 sergeants

Ascalon owes 150 sergeants

Jaffa owes 100 sergeants

Le Lion owes 100 sergeants

Le Geron owes 25 sergeants

Haifa owes 50 sergeants

Tiberias owes 200 sergeants

The sum of the sergeants is 5175.

And the lion, who owes 100 sergeants

The barony of the Count of Jaffa and Ascalon, of which Ramla and Mirabel and Ibelin are a part, owes 100 knights, and the division is thus:

From Jaffa: 25

From Ascalon: 25

From Ramla and Mirabel: 40

And from Ibelin: 10

The barony of the Principality of Galilee owes 100 knights, and the division is thus:

From the land on this side of the Jordan River: 60

And from the land beyond the Jordan River: 40

The barony of Sidon, of which Beaufort and Caesarea and Bethsan are a part, owes 100 knights, and the division is thus:

From Sidon and Beaufort: 50

From Caesarea: 25

From Bethsan: 25

The seigneury of Kerak and Montreal and Saint Abraham owe 60 knights and the division is thus:

From Kerak and Montreal: 40

From Saint Abraham: 20

The Seigneury of Count Joscelin owes 24 knights and the division is thus:

Chateau du Roi [Castellum Regis]: 4

Saint George: 10

The land of Sir Joffrey Le Tort: 6

The land of Sir Philip le Rous: 2

The Chamberlainy: 2

This is the service that the bishops of the kingdom of Jerusalem owe and the division is thus:

The Bishop of Saint George of Lydda owes 10 knights

The Archbishop of Nazareth owes 6 knights

Toron and Maron owe 18 knights and the division is thus:

From Toron: 15

From Maron: 3

Concerning Baniyas,

*Asebebe*and Chasteau Neuf, what service they owe, I cannot say with certainty [I do not know to say with certainty] for that they were not in the hand of the Christians for long.These are the services that the cities of the Kingdom of Jerusalem owe

Jerusalem owes 41 knights and the division is thus:

Lawrence of Franclieu: 4 knights

Ancel Babin: 5 knights

The wife of Johan Coman: 4 knights

Bohemond le Bufle: 3 knights

Henry des Mons: 1 knight

Nicole d’Artois: 1 knight

Simon son of Peter L‘Ermin: 2 knights

Andrew of the Temple: 2 knights

Peter of Antil: 1 knight

Amaury the son of Arnoul: 3 knights

Baldwin of Saint Gile: 3 knights

Simon of Bethlehem: 1 knight

Engereant of Pinqueigni: 2 knights

Dame Guile the wife John of Valence: 1 knight

Peter le Noir: 2 knights

Fulk le Petit: 1 knight

Ancel le Bozgne: 1 knight

Hue le Petit: 1 knight

The children of Robert of Pinqugni: 2 knights

Eustace Patric: 1 knight

Here states how many knights the city of Nablus owes.

Nablus owes 85 knights, and the division is thus:

The viscount: 10 knights

Renier Rohart and his mother: 8 knights

John Belarnier: 5 knights

Heude dou Merle: 4 knights

The wife of Hue of Mimars: 4 knights

The wife of Baldwin the Prince: 3 knights

The wife of Bohemond: 1 knight

John of Saint Bertin: 3 knights

Constantine the brother of Bohemond: 1 knight

Guillaume Le Queu: 1 knight

Henri the son of Guy Rais: 1 knight

The wife of Baldwin of Paris: 1 knight

Isaac of La Pissine: 1 knight

Roger l’Asne: 1 knight

Auberi dou Roy: 2 knights

Bernard Fouchier: 1 knight

Raymond Babin: 1 knight

Baldwin of Rotrines: 1 knight

The wife of Robert Salibe: 1 knight

The wife of Michel le Grant: 1 knight

Girart Passerel: 1 knight

Baldwin de Ibelin for 2 families of Bedouins in recognition of the fief: 4 knights

The Lady of Caesarea: 2 knights

Fulk le Noir: 1 knight

Richard of Nazareth: 1 knight

Henry l‘Aubalestrier: 1 knight

Guy of Naples: 1 knight

Arnoul of Tripoli: 1 knight

Reynald of Soison: 1 knight

Amaury of Landre: 1 knight

Philip of Nazareth: 1 knight

George l‘Escrivain: 1 knight

Sir Balian of Ibelin for the land which he held at Nablus: 15 knights

Simon of Darcian: 2 knights

Here states how many knights the seigneury of Acre owes.

The seigneury of Acre owes 80 knights, and the division is thus:

The constable: 10 knights

Balian the Chamberlain: 7 knights

Raymond d’Escandelion: 7 knights

Pagan the lord of Haifa: 7 knights

Philip le Rous: 1 knight

The wife of Eude: 2 knights

William of Malenbec: 2 knights

The wife of William of Antioch: 1 knight

Walter of Saint Denis: 2 knights

Robert Tabour: 1 knight

Raoul of Nazareth: 1 knight

Simon des Molins: 1 knight

Jocelin dou Conte: 1 knight

Jordain of Terremonde: 1 knight

Michael of Mount Sinai: 1knight

Drue the brother of Gilbert of Floury: 1 knight

Gautier of la Blanchegarde: 9 knights

the lord of Blanchegarde: 8 knights

Ernaut of Brie: 1 knight

The wife of Adam Coste: 1 knight

Walter le Bel: 1 knight

Heude of la Nude: 1 knight

Gace the son of Robert: 1 knight

Gile of Calenadri: 4 knights

The seneschal: 4 knights

Gosertin Bonet: 2 knights

Ernoul of Difole: 1 knight

The viscount: 1 knight

John Haran: 1 knight

John de Reins: 1 pilgrim knight

Gerard Espinal: 1 knight

Dame Gile: 3 knights

Simon of La Guerre: 1 knight

Here states how many knights the city of Tyre owes.

The seigneury of Tyre owes 28 knights and the division is thus:

The Venetians: 3 knights

Simon of Marcim: 3 knights

The wife of William: 2 knights

The wife of Gobert: 1 knight

Fulk of Falaise: 2 knights

Ancel the son of Charles: 1 knight

Gerard Gazel: 2 knights

Henry of Maschelin: 1 knight

Adam of Arsuf: 1 knight

Denis the son of Geoffrey: 1 knight

Raoul le Boutellier: 2 knights

Roger Sauveri: 7 knights

Simon dou Molin: 1 knight

Roger le Gast Boutellier: 1 knight

Daron owes 2 knights and the division is thus:

Gerard of Doai: 1 knight

Reynald of Mount Gisart: 1 knight

The seigneury of Beruit owes 21 knights

The sum of the knights is 677.

This is the assistance that the churches and the burgesses owes, while there is great necessity in the land of the kingdom of Jerusalem

The patriarch of Jerusalem owes 500 sergeants

The Holy Sepulcher owes 500 sergeants

Jehosaphat owes 150 sergeants

Mount Zion owes 150 sergeants

The Mount of Olives owe 50 sergeants

The Temple Domini owes 50 sergeants

[Saint Mary of] the Latins owes 50 sergeants

The bishop of Tiberias owes 100 sergeants

The abbey of Mount Tabor owes 100 sergeants

The city of Jerusalem owes 500 sergeants

The city of Acre owes 500 sergeants

The city of Tyre owes 100 sergeants

The city of Nablus owes 300 sergeants

The city of Caesarea owes 50 sergeants

The bishop of Bethlehem owes 200 sergeants

Ramla and Ibelin and Mirabel owe 150 sergeants

The bishop of Saint George owes 200 sergeants

Arsuf owes 50 sergeants

The bishop of Sebastea owes 100 sergeants

The bishop of Acre owes 150 sergeants

The bishop of Saint Abraham owes 50 sergeants

The archbishop of Tyre owes 150 sergeants

The archbishop of Nazareth owes 150 sergeants

The archbishop of Sidon owes 50 sergeants

The archbishop of Caesarea owes 50 sergeants

Ascalon owes 150 sergeants

Jaffa owes 100 sergeants

Le Lion owes 100 sergeants

Le Geron owes 25 sergeants

Haifa owes 50 sergeants

Tiberias owes 200 sergeants

The sum of the sergeants is 5175.

And the lion, who owes 100 sergeants