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.

182. A RIOT AT FAWLEY 9 JUNE, 1477

In the Baga de Secretis, Bundle 1, m. 23 (K.B. 8, 1.) there is the record of an Inquisition held at Wycombe on 16 June, 1477, before Richard Fowler, Thomas Hampden of Hampden, John Gyfford, Richard Lovell, and Richard Maryot, justices of the peace, and justices appointed to hear and determine felonies, etc. The subject was a riot caused by William Stonor, and though not part of the Stonor Papers it seems well to give the finding of the jurors for its illustration of other matters. The trouble that led to the riot seems to be referred to in No. 179. Thomas Rokes, the elder, was probably the writer of No. 89, from which it would appear that he was married to a sister or half-sister of Thomas Stonor.

[The oath.] Dicunt super sacramentum suum quod Willelmus Stonoure de Stonoure in comitatu Oxon. armiger, alias dictus Wil|lelmus Stonor de Stonor in comitatu Oxon. armiger, alias dictus Willelmus Stonoure nuper de London armiger, alias dictus Willelmus Stonor nuper de London armiger, nono die instantis mensis Junii anno regni Regis Edwardi quarti post conquestum decimo septimo, apud Falley in Comitatu Buk. aggregatis sibi quampluribus malefactoribus ac pacis dicti Regis perturbatoribus, ad numerum ducentarum per|sonarum ignotarum, vi et armis ac modo guerrino et riotoso arraiatis, videlicet gladiis, arcubus, sagittis, Bylles, Gleyves, et aliis armis de|fensivis, clausam Thome Rokes, armigeri, senioris, tunc et ibidem fregit et intravit, et in Aliciam uxorem ejusdem Thome, tunc apud Falley predictam existentem insultum fecit et affraiam: ob quod eadem Alicia de vita sua desperabatur, ad grave damnum predictorum Thome Rokes et Alicie, et contra pacem dicti domini regis &c.