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 Stonor is a squire the year cannot be later than 1477; but if, as seems probable, "Master Fouler," means Richard Fowler, the date cannot be Page  17, vol. 2 later than 1476; the reference to Clarence also makes 1477 unlikely. John Rytte is mentioned in No. 126; but the commission referred to in that letter seems to be an earlier one. From A.C., xlvi, 112.

Worschipfull maister, I recomaunde me to your maistershipp &c. Where as we were appointed to sytte at Modbury, we myght not so dele, but ryde a bakwardes to Exceter and cary jurers with us to your cost and charge more þan we were advisid þat hit schuld have be. Never|thelesse your charge is resonable ese, be meanes of John Fortescu, Strecchle, and oþer your welwillers: and as for Thomas Mattheu paid to þis charge no peny nor no day will sette to paie: also ye most cause Maister Fouler to thanke þe sheriff of Devon for he shewid large good will for Foulers letter to you. Also I advise you to speke with my lorde of Clarence is feoder, I-callid Robert Holbenne of Greysyn, that he will not trouble your tenaunte; for seith pleinly he will distreyne for þe iij part of a knyghte-fe xxxiij. s. iiij. d. I-writ at Exceter on all Soules dai last past.

By your servauntes John Rytte and John Criche.

To Will. Stonore, esquier.