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.


The writer is presumably Richard, first lord Scrope of Bolton (d. 1403); his cousin Henry will then be Henry, first lord Scrope of Masham (d. 1391). In that case the hostel which Henry had purchased may be Scropes Inn in Thames Street, which belonged to Stephen, second lord Scrope of Masham, in 1406 (C il. Inq. p.m., iii, 307; Stow, Survey, ii, 13, 359). On 11 March, 1395, a writ for livery of dower to Joan, widow of Sir Ralph de Stonor, was issued to the Mayor and escheator of London in respect of a messuage in the City valued at 100s. (Chanc. Misc., 37, i, 31). This latter is no doubt the tene|ment Page  24, vol. 1 in St. Peter by Paul's Wharf, which Sir John de Stonor held in 1354, and is probably the one which Scrope wished to hire. From A.C., xlvi, 22.

Trescher et tresames, voillez savoir que mon tres honore cousyn, Monsyr Henri Lescrop, ad purchace une hostell a Londres, pur sa demeure illoeqes, mais il ne poet avoir le dit hostell a luy delivere a son ease tancqes une certeyne temps: et pur ceo vous prie cherement qe vous voillez lesser a mon dit tres honore Cousyn vostre hostell a Londres, en quele Syr William Mulso nadgairs feust demeurant, tantqes il poet avoir son propre hostell a luy delivere: entendant certeynement, Sire, qil vous ferra pur vostre dit hostell pur mesme le temps ceo qe reson demande, et qe vous vous tendrez bien content. Et trescher Sire, cestes choses voillez faire par cause de ceste ma request, et charger un de voz proch. entervenant de luy deliverer vostre dit hostell. Et luy toutpuissant vous eit touz jours en sa garde. Escrit a Londres le xiiij jour de Januer.

Richard Lescrop.

A trescher et tresames Esmond de Stonore.