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.


In the absence of any endorsement it is impossible to be certain whether this was addressed to Thomas or to William Stonor. But the reference to John Fortescue the younger (Sir John Fortescue of Punsborne, who was a son of the elder Richard Fortescue, and died in 1500) suggests a late date. Either 1475, when St. Luke's Day was on a Wednesday, or 1476, when it was on a Friday, are possible. These dates fit with the mention of Stracchelegh in No. 279. But the letter might be as early as 1469, in which case it would be addressed to Thomas Stonor. From A.C., xlvi, 266.

Ryt Worschupful and my speciall gode Master, y recomownde me unto yowre god masterchyppe: fyrdermore, yf hyt plese yowre master|chyppe, ye grontyd j tenement yn Keyaton wyt the purtenans to Willm. Mugge for duryng the tender age of John Ley: hyt ys so þat John Fortescu, the yownger, toke j close of the sayde tenement of the father of the sayde cylde for ij yere, the wyche ij yere byt past at Michelmas last was, and layd a downe hys mony affore wytyn pryse of the valu, and now he wyll hold hyt lengger agaynst the pore man ys wyll, þe wyche pore man com yn by the grawnte of yowre masterchyp, payyng to yow myche mony: and yowre masterchyp muste warent hym agaynst al men. Y-wryte at Ermyngton te Tuysday next afore the fest of Sci. Luke þe evangelyst.

Yowre servent Willm. Stracchelegh.

No endorsement.