The Stonor letters and papers, 1290-1483; ed. for the Royal historical society, from the origial documents in the Public record office, by Charles Lethbridge Kingsford.
Kingsford, Charles Lethbridge, editor. 1862-1926.


Since the Archbishop of York must be George Neville, who was in prison from April, 1472, till late in 1475, the date of this letter cannot be later than 1471. In 1471 St. Peter's Day was on a Saturday, and in 1470 on a Friday; therefore neither of those years are probable. As the letter is written to William Stonor the date is not likely to be earlier than 1468 or 1469. Thomas Stonor is styled "one of the servants of George, Archbishop of York" in No. 82. From A.C., xlvi, 123.

Willm. Stonore, I sende yow Goddes blessyng and myne. And I wulle that ye bespeke for a gentylman of my lord Archebyhsshopis of York a doseyn Brode arovys of Kyng, ffletcher: let them be wele fedyrd Page  103, vol. 1 with Styffew and short fedyr, and let the shaftys be no bygger than Edmond sletyth; let hem be longer. And let not hit be wete tymbyr in hond. I must have these redy in hast, and that hit be not ffaylyd as my trust is in yow. I can no more, but the blessyd trynite kepe yow. I-wrytyn at London the ffryday aftyr seint Petyr is day.

By your ffadyr Stonor.

To Willm. Stonor.