179. THOMAS RAMSEY TO WILLIAM STONOR 24 JANUARY 1477
This wreten with my owne hand witnessith, that I, Thomas Ramsey, by the agrement and assent of my worshipffull and reverent Cosyn, William Stonore, have resceyved of my seid cosyn Stonore for the costis, labour, and besynes that I have had, beyng Executor to Thomas Stonore, ffadir to my seid Cosyn William, x. li. This my writing at Hucham, the xxiiij day of January, the xvj yere of the reigne of King Edward the iiijth.
Worshipfull and reverent Cosyn, I recomaund me to yow, thanking yow of all kyndnes. Pleasith yow to know I spake with Mastres Rokes, and told her how ye wold be right gladde if the mariage myght be betwene my cosyn, your suster, and her son, &c. Syr, she seid the gladdest thing to my cosyn, her husbond and her was to thynk they shold have had grete streynght and kyndnes by you and yours, wher she told me she thought ye and yours shew gretely the contrarie; for your servaunts and longyng to yow, Harry Parson, Christofre and John Parson, came into ther tenauntes housis and toke a wey conynges, fox nettes: wich conynges were take in ther owne ground and by ther comaundement. Syr, for Goddes ys sake, ye be now in grete worship, kepe ye now grete sadde rewle. What ye wol I do in this or eny odir thing, to my power I am yours. God kepe you and yours. At Hucham, the day forseyd, xxiiij day of Januarie.
To my worshipfull and reverent Cosyn Stonore.