When Savaric Fitz-Cana held it of the honour of Arundel, then presumably in the king's hands.
Franco de Bohun inherited Midhurst from his uncle Savaric Fitz-Savaric, and the De Bohuns held the lordship until 1499 when Sir David Owen obtained it through his marriage with the daughter of the last male heir.
In the end of the 12th century, and on into the following, Glastonbury was distracted by a strange dispute, caused by the attempt of Savaric, the ambitious bishop of Bath, to make himself master of the abbey.
The conflict was closed by the decision of Innocent III., that the abbacy should be merged in the new see of Bath and Glastonbury, and that Savaric should have a fourth of the property.
Green, "Dunstan at Glastonbury" and ' ` Giso and Savaric,"ib.
1863; Rev. Canon Jackson, ' ` Savaric, Bishop of Bath and Glastonbury," ib.