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.
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Sir Thomas Sakeville of Falley or Fawley, Bucks, had a son Thomas, and a daughter Maud who married N. Kentwood. The second Thomas Sakeville had a son Thomas and a daughter Margery. The third Thomas is probably the husband of Isabel, sister of Thomas Stonor (d. 1474). Margery married Thomas Rokes, no doubt the Thomas Rokes the elder of Ascot and Wing who died in 1457, and mentions in his will Margery his wife, and his sons John Rokes and Robert Rufford.*. [For a lawsuit by his executors see Placita de Banco, 818, m. 41.] He was presumably the father of Thomas Rokes the writer of this letter, who calls Isabel Sackville his aunt, for in an inquisition held in 1487 it was found that Thomas Rokes son of Margery Sakeville inherited property granted to N. Kentwood as heir of Sir Thomas Sakeville. Thomas Rokes the younger calls Thomas Stonor his brother, and must therefore have been married to his sister or half-sister; from No. 182 it appears that his wife's name was Alice, and since Alice daughter of the elder Thomas Stonor was married to Humphrey Forster, it is probable that Alice Rokes was a daughter of Alice and Richard Drayton (Wrottesley, Pedigrees from the Plea Rolls, pp. 438, 441, 458; Cal. Inq., Henry VII, i, 317; P.C.C., 12 Stokton, will of T. Rokes, 1457; Sede Vacante Wills, Kent Records, will of T. Rokes, 1500). A pedigree in Harley MS., 1139, f. 45, makes the second Thomas Rokes of Falley marry a daughter of Fowler of Ricote, and his son, a third Thomas, marry a daughter of Sir William Stonor; the last statement is certainly incorrect. See p. 93 above. From A.C., xlvi, 70.

Rygth worshypfull Syr, and my rygth Good Brodyr, aftyr all dew recommendasyon had, I recomawnd me unto yow, to my Mastres, my dowter, and to all my young Cosyngs, the weche I pray God to preserve and kepe for his mersy: and I ame sory that my horse servyd yow no better: and yf he mowghth have plesyd yow for a yoman to have redyn on, I wold have holdyn me rygth well content and ye had kepyd hyme styll: but I trust in God I schall purvey yow of a lytyll hors, soche as ye schall com and thanke for. And I send yow yowr hors by the brynger of thys letter, yowr servant: he wyll not be in pleyte as I wold have hyme, but he ys both herty and hoole: God save hyme. And hyt lyke yow, ye send me word how my Nawnte is dys|posyd, now the dettes be payd, to performe my Nonkilles wyll, hoys sowle God pardon. I beseche you as for my Nowntes surte and myn, that ye wyll comyn hyt with sum leryd body for the surte of us both Page  96, vol. 1 acordyng to his wyll. And I schall old me rygth well content: for I trust yow as myche as I do eny man alyve: and I schall do to plese you as mych, yf that I cane. I wold pray yow, yf ye come in to the Contre, that ye woll se my pore howse for yowr logyng; and ye schall be as welcome to me as eny man alyve. I have a lytyll besynes yet in my hervyst: as sone as I cane ryd that, I schall se both yow and my Nawnt with Godes Grase, whome evyr preserve yow and yowrs for his mersy. Wretyn at Ascot on Satyrday next aftyr Mykaellmes day

By yowr Brodyr Thomas Rokes.

To my Rygth Worschypfull Syr, and Rygth good Brodyr, Thomas Stonor.