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.


"My brodyr Stocker" is Sir William Stocker, husband of Elizabeth Stonor's sister Margaret. "My brodyr Crooke" is probably her own brother John. If "my husbond's terement" refers to the anniversary of Thomas Ryche's death, he must have died nearly a year before his will was proved. Elizabeth Stonor seems to have spent all the latter part of 1476 in London. Unlike most of Elizabeth Stonor's letters this is holograph. Since 18 August, 1476, was on a Sunday, the time to Tuesday next seems short; but in the following letter there is expectation of an equally speedy reply. From A.C., xlvi, 114.

Jhesu. Ano. xvj

Right well belovid Cossen, I recomaund me unto you with all myn hart and I þannke you hartely, gentill Cossen, off youre expediscion Page  10, vol. 2 that ye have made in plesynge off my brodyr Stocker off his bucke: he is beholdyn unto you: at your comynge to London he will thannke you I dowt not as reason is; and I, as ffor my parte, þannke you ffor my venyson, the which I have R[eceived] by my brodyr Crooke. Also, gentill Cossen, I undyrstond þt my douȝther Kateryn is craysed and hath a desese on hir neke: I marvell what it shuld be: yff it wold lyke you, I praye you hartely to suffer hir to come to London to me to the intent she may be holpyn þeroff. I send syr William, Annes Dibdale, and Howlake for hir, and on Twesday next I trust to see you here at London, and whanne ye come ye shall be welcom with more. Jesu spede you ever, amen. At London le xviij jour d'aoust.

Elysabeth Stonor.

P.S. in dorso. Gentyll Cossen, I praye you to bryng with you the ij baysons and hewers off silver, the silver Candelstikes and the monstrans, and the letill silver bayson to set it in. I wold have it here ayenst myn husbonds terement, and it can not come better at no tyme þanne with you now because off strenght.

To my most worshipffull Cossen Willm. Stonor, Esquyer, this be delyvered. At Stonor.