|Baldwin II ceeding the location of the Temple of Salomon |
to Hugues de Payns and Gaudefroy de Saint-Homer.
The fourth person is Warmund, Patriarch of Jerusalem. source wikipedia
"In this same year, certain noble men of knightly rank, religious men, devoted to God and fearing him, bound themselves to Christ's service in the hands of the Lord Patriarch. They promised to live in perpetuity as regular canons, without possessions, under vows of chastity and obedience. Their foremost leaders were the venerable Hugh of Payens and Geoffrey of St. Omer. Since they had no church nor any fixed abode, the king, gave them for a time a dwelling place in the south wing of the palace, near the Lord's Temple.The canons of the Lord's Temple gave them, under certain conditions, a square near the palace which the canons possessed. This the knights used as a drill field. The Lord King and his noblemen and also the Lord Patriarch and the prelates of the church gave them benefices from their domains, some for a limited time and some in perpetuity. These were to provide the knights with food and clothing. Their primary duty, one which was enjoined upon them by the Lord Patriarch and the other bishops for the remission of sins, was that of protecting the roads and routes against the attacks of robbers and brigands. This they did especially in order to safeguard pilgrims.
|William of Tyre source|
source: www.fordham.edu original source: William of Tyre, Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum,XII, 7, Patrologia Latina 201, 526-27, Translated by James Brundage, The Crusades: A Documentary History, (Milwaukee,WI: Marquette University Press, 1962), 70-73. Copyright note: Professor Brundage informed the Medieval Sourcebook that copyright was not renewed on this work.