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.
Page  165, vol. 1


Probably written soon after William Stonor succeeded his father. As he is married, the date cannot be earlier than the summer of 1475. It may perhaps refer to Penton Mewsey (see Nos. 137 and 301). From A.C., xlvi, 122.

Sone, I send you Goddys blessyng and myne. I understonde by my tenantys and yourys that Maystyr Lewes John desyryth for to have a letter fro you for to undyrstonde your maystyrschype and youre favor towarde your seyde tenants and myne. Wherefore I pray you to do aftyr hys desyre yn supportyng your ryght, and I woll do to the power that God hath sende un to me my parte wyth the grace of God, whome I beseche to be youre gyde, and that thys sympyll byll may recommaunde me un to my worshupfull and goode dowchtyr your wyfe.

By your pore Moder Jane Stoner.

No endorsement.


p. xi. Robert de Stonor was canon of Wells from 1343-44 till his death in 1381-82 (MSS. Dean and Chapter of Wells, ii, 9, 17, Royal Hist. MSS. Comm.).

p. 88. The Manor of Gusyche, Dorset, was part of the possessions of the Hospital of God's House at Southampton, which was in the patronage of Queen's College, Oxford—not of All Souls College as stated in the Writ (Monasticon, vi, 675).