248. THOMAS BETSON'S ACCOUNT FOR FENN'S BEQUEST [? 1479]
On 1st July, 1475, Sir William Stokker, William Heriot, John Stokker and John Pake entered into a bond for the payment of £400 by Sir William Stokker of that sum to the use of John, Katherine, Joan and Anne, children of Thomas Ryche when they come of age or marry; the money having been left by John Fenne, stockfishmonger (Letter Book, L. 131). This may be an account relating to the shares of the three daughters; "maystresse Jayn" is no doubt the second; she seems to have been in London with Betson in September, 1479 (see No. 249); this account may perhaps have been rendered a little earlier. From Ch. Misc., 37, iv, 36.
Md. that I Thomas Betson owght unto my lady Stonor xiiij. li. xiij. s. iiij. d., the whiche left of the CCC. li. that comethe to John Fenne. Wheroff paid unto my lady Stonor by John Hom, mercer, for shetes and silkes, summa vij. li. v. s. x. d. Itm., to Robert Edderyge, xx. s. Itm., to the sky ner, xxxij. s. x. d. Itm., delyvered to maystresse Jayn in silver, summa iiij. li. xiiij. s. viij. d.
Summa totalis xiiij. li. xiij. s. iiij. d.