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.


Clearly written by Stonor's third wife soon after their marriage, and so to be assigned to 1482. Anne Stonor was daughter of John Neville, Marquis of Montagu, and was staying at Taunton with the Marquess of Dorset, whose wife was Cicely Bonville (see No. 314). Only the signature is autograph. From A.C., xlvi, 209.

Syr, I recomaund me unto you in my most h[ert]y wise, right joyfull to here of yowre helthe: liketh you to knowe, at þe writyng of þis bill I was in good helthe, thynkyng long sith I saw you, and if I had knowen þat I shold hav ben this long tyme from you I wold have be moche lother then I was to have comyn into this ferre Countrey. But I trust it shall not be long or I shall see you here, and else I wold be sorye on good feith. Syr, I am moche byholdyng to my lady, for she maketh right moche of me, and to all the company, officers and other. I have early trust uppon your comyng unto þe tyme of thassise, and else I wold have send Herry Tye to you long or þis tyme. I have delyvered a bill to Herry Tye of suche gownes as I wold have for þis Ester. And I beseche oure blessed lord preserve you. From the Castell of Taunton þe xxvij day of Februarer.

Your new wyf Anne Stonor.

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