199. JOHN, ABBOT OF NORTON TO SIR WILLIAM STONOR [after 1477]
Ryght wurschypfull and my fulgud Mayster, after all due recom|mendacion to yowe hade: prayng yowe to send me now in my grete necessite by the berer heroff, my servant, your ferme ffor the parsonage of Pyrton, the whyche was due to have ben payd the viij day after the nativitie of Saynt John Baptist: wher I had grett mervayll when my brothyr Schanon no mone had so long taryyng in London over your promyse, me to grette coste and hym to grett labur: the sayd ferme due xxiij. li. vj. s. viij. d., never afore this tyme sendyng twyes for hyt. Be|sykyng yowe now to send hit me by my sayd servant withowte any delay: for truly I had never gretter mestur then I nowe have, as my sayd ser|vant schall infowrme yowr maysterschyppe; to the whyche I beseke yow gyfe credens, ffor at mydsomer I purpos to fette myself the ferme of þe sayt terme, and bryng yowr grewnd and tresyr my hake,*. [This seems hopelessly obscure, unless it may mean "your greyhound (grew hound) and Tresyr my hack".] with the grace of Good, who have yowe in hys blessyd kepyng to his pleassur and yowre hertes desyre. At Norton the third day of Februar.
Your bedman John, abbot of Norton.
To my wurschypfull and my fulgud mayster, Sir Willm. Stonor of Stonor in the cownte of Oxon, and of the parech of Pirton, be this delyveryt.