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 this letter was clearly written in the summer, St. Thomas Day must mean 7th July, and since "my lady" must mean Agnes Stonor, 1480 is the only possible year. As to Worthe and Wolveston, see Nos. 267 and 268. Sir William Stonor visited Devonshire as Germyn desired and was at Ermington, I August, 1480 (Ch. Misc., 37, ix, 29, see p. 169 below). From A.C., xlvi, 278.

Right Worshipfull and Onerable Maister, y comaund me unto you with alle suche servyse as y can or may. Please your Maistershipp have enknowliche, y have delivered your letters to John Hochyn and to William Baker: and y have caused them to wrete unto you a aunswer, which ye shalle reserve with this. Baker hath crese cloth, canvas hath he noon, which ye shall have and ye wille: but I wol advise you to by hit not to dure. Furthermore, William Baker told me, {illustration}

Page  [unnumbered], vol. 2Page  [unnumbered], vol. 2Page  109, vol. 2 when y com home, that Worthe hath promysed his son to mary with Richard Pomeray. But y can not thinke hit be so, for thei be within gre of mariage iijde and iiije. He hath made his bost syne he cam home, as Colwodele teld me, that he wol have Wolston or this somer be don. Many men questyn me where he was thurgh with you or no. And so did M. Speke also. And y told him what poyntment was made betwyne you and hym this terme. Your servant, Thomas Haiward of Wolston, spake with his man Wyse: and he teld him that his Maister is ful determed in his mynde to set upon you in hast, yef ye acorde not. After my sympel advise hit were wel don this somer, that ye cam unto Wolston, and my lady with you, and to ly there: ye have whete y-now there for a while: hit shuld cause you to have love of the Gentilmen of the Shere, and Comyns also: and after that ever to have hit in pease. And so y trust ye shal, for all this his longage. And as I have more enknowliche of this mater, or of any other perteynyng unto you, y shal by the grace of Jhesu sende you worde, who kepe you, Amen. At Exeter, un Tuesday before Seint Thomas day.

From youre Servaunt, Richard Germyn.

To my right Wurshipfull and Onerable Maister, Syr William Stonere, Knyght, be this letter delivered in hast.