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1 May.

Receipt by John Hypprom of Pontefract, from Nicholas Colne the king's receiver at Pontefract of 43s., for his wages of 3d. a day from Michaelmas, 13 Hen. iv. to Monday 20 March next, 172 days.

Pontefract, 1 May, 1 Hen, v,

Seal, a dog. Legend:-Prenc su nom.

[B. 128.]

1424. Receipt by Wm. Elmesale from Ric. Popelay, the king's 6 Nov. receiver at Pontefract of 20s. for Mich. term of a rent of 40s. granted to him by the king for life. 6 Nov. 3 Hen. vj. Seal, a beetle (1).



[A. 269.]

Grant by Robt. Scotte, son of Wm. Scotte of Heton to John 7 Oct. de Heton, lord of Heton, and Elizabeth his wife, of all the messuages, &c., held by Wm. Scot his father, by feoffment of Sir Ric. Brand and Sir John Calvyrlay, chaplains for life, with reversion to the right heirs of the said John. Witnesses :-John son of Henry, Henry Wygot, Hen. Danser, John Grenefeld, Robt. Stokkys. Hyngandheton, 7 Oct. 6 Hen. iv.

Seal, a shield divided into three compartments, containing a sword, R, and H. above the shield, a banner and a star. Endd. Carta Roberti Scot filii Willelmi Scot de Estheton. [A. 247.]

name, possibly descended from him, but
in one case different arms are given, and
in the other none (Harl. Soc. ii., 20,
25 Hen. vi., n. 41, Prob. æt.
Join Chesilden, son of John, son of

Anne C. A family named Sporley, of Suffolk, bore the only coat resembling this, to be found in Papworth; it may indicate some connection.

NOTE. The Society is indebted to Mr. A. S. Ellis for making the drawings of the seals, which form a very useful feature in these papers.






THE quarrel which existed for many hundreds of years between the Archbishops of York and Canterbury, as to precedence and their relative and respective authority and positions, is a very curious, but not unique, chapter in the history of the Church. It arose through the letter written by Pope Gregory to St. Augustine, making an arrangement for the primary subjection of York to Canterbury, with subsequent precedence to the Archbishop "who was first ordained." This arrangement appears simple and natural, but it was found not to work well, for the Archbishops of Canterbury were not satisfied to take and allow precedence so arranged, but claimed not only perpetual precedence over York, but supremacy also. The following history of the quarrel I have collected from the sources indicated at the end of the article. They are most of them contemporary and impress the reader with the reality of the struggle.

601. In the letter written this year by Pope Gregory to Augustine, granting him the pall, the following occurs :"We desire you also to send a bishop to the city of York, with this proviso-that, if that city, with the neighbouring territories, shall receive the word of God, he also is to ordain

In Ireland there was trouble of a similar character between the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin. Thus:

"1349, Nov. 20. The King revokes his licence to the Archbishop of Armagh to have his cross borne before him in any part of Ireland.

"1350, Feb. 18. The King writes to Andomar, Cardinal of S. Anastasia, against the pretensions of the Archbishop of Armagh to carry the cross. Also to the Cardinal of Palestrina, the Papal ViceChancellor. The Archbishop of Armagh is ordered to repair to his See and provide for its defense.

1350, Dec. 8. The King orders the justiciary chancellor and treasurer of

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Burton, citizen and mercer of London; of one closure called Collriddyng by Wodlathes; of 20s. rent from the lands of Roht. Fitzwilliam in Cusseworth fields, and of one messuage in Sandell by Doncaster.

Waddesworth, 26 Jan. 5 Edw. iv.

Seal, bird on a perch, inscribed I * vocei (?).

1572. 7 Oct.

Walden Stubbs.82

[B. 147.]

Grant by Edw. Warcoppe of Warcoppe in Westmerland, gent. in performance of an indenture between him and his wife and Geo. earl of Shrewsbury dated 5 Oct. inst., to the said earl of a fourth part of the manor of Stubbs Walden, Yorks, with 6 mesuages, 6 gardens, 100 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 300 acres of moor and 10s. rent in Stubbes Walden; tenements in Doncaster and Lytle Smeaton, Yorks. late in the tenure of Robt. Parmenter, John Waynehouse, clk. John Parkynson, Wm. Storre and Ric. Ellys; and 3s. 4d. rent in Piggeburne, Yorks. with power of attorney to Thos. Revelle and Wm. Waddye yeoman, to deliver seisin. 7 Oct. 14 Eliz. Signed-Edwarde Warcope.

Sealed and delivered in presence of Ric. Willcocke, Jas. Rasbye, Jas. Cobram, John Parkynson of Litle Smeton, Thos. Warde of Snathe, Thos. Scole of Kirkesmeton. (These are signatures.)

Mem. of delivery of seisin 7 Oct. in presence of Roger Wentworth, gent. Thos. Warde, John Nortone, John Parkynson, Robt. Walker, Thos. Heathecote, Robt. Jackeson, Jas. Storke.

"Mem. we find no tenne shillings rent in Stubbes, allthoughe it be named in the Conveyances, and so Warcoppe before the sealinge of any writinge declared the cause whye thes wordes were putte in. More at lardge appearethe upon the backe of the indenture."

Fragment of a seal bearing a seated figure and a child. [A. 350.]

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1307. Quitclaim by James son of Sir Elias de Midehope, knt. to Wm. 15 April. son of Ralf de Scheffeld, of his right in land once his father's, which he held by feoffment of the said James or by feoffment of Dyonisia mother of the said William, in Walderschelf, Wytewell, Udene, Breriker, Barneside and Wyndehillefall; and the homage and service of Elias de Bosco and his heirs and other free tenants; and all natives, &c.; and his right in the manor of Penyngsale, and in 4 solidates and 6 denariates of rent in Swyndene, as held by the Abbot and convent of Kirkestede. Witnesses :-Sir Nic. de Worteley, Sir Hugh de Eland, Sir Robt. de Waddisley, knts. Thos. de Munteney. Notingham, Saturday after SS. Tiburnius and Valerian, 35 Edw. i.

82 In Womersley parish.

83 Waldershelf is in the chapelry of

Bradfield in Hallamshire,

[A. 105.]

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Grant by Nicholas de Baloyne to Henry son of Thurbarn of a toft and croft in the town of Wales; all the land in Wales held by Thurban of the grantor; and 3 acres and rood called le Delakir, in his demesne, between Herthillesdom on the south and the way from Wales to Thorpesford on the north; for 3s. 6d. rent; with grant that if the said Henry make forfeit, he shall not be amerced more than 18d. Witnesses -Nic. de S. Paule, Nic. le Conestable, Gilbert le Sergaunt, Thos. le Kyngesman, John his brother, Ascuyl de Anestay, Jordan de Treton.

Endd: with a mem. that Gregory Sayntpaul gave the said tenement in Wales to Sir John de Horberi in exchange for a tenement and 2 oxgangs in Totwik where he dwells. [B. 34.]


Grant by Walter son of Ranulf de Magneby to Esperverius de Welles of the homage and service of Alex. de Ellerton and Emma his wife and their heirs for 2 oxgangs; of Wm. Costantin and his heirs for 2 oxgangs; of Wm. de Oterington and Cristiana his wife and their heirs for one oxgang; of Roger son of Simon and his heirs for 5 oxgangs; of Wm. son of Ranulf de Morton and his heirs for 5 oxgangs; of Alan de Lek' and his heirs for 6 oxgangs; of Matthew de Alverton and Matilda Soudan his wife and their heirs for 3 oxgangs, all in Warlauby; with the demesne lands held by Roger son of Simon, Wm. son of Ranulf de Morton, Matthew de Alverton and Matilda Soudan his wife in the tiled land called Toftis, and by the Cross at the head of the town of Warlauby, and in Setacres; with all easements, &c. and doing foreign service to the said knight's fee where seven carucates of land make one. The said Esperverius is to do the homage and service to the heirs of Ric. de Sutton which he owes to Walter for the tenements he and Beatrice his wife hold of him. Witnesses-Sir Adam de Nairforth, bailiff of Richmond, Sir Wm. de Midelton, Adam de Magneby, Ralf de Amundevil, John de Romundeby, Thos. de Oterington, Wm. de Bretevil, Elias son of Philip de Morton, Robt. son of Hugh de Langeton, Adam de Ainderby.

Endd: Warlaughby.

White seal defaced.

[A. 68.]


Grant by Walter son of Randolf de Magneby to Espervarius Welles, of the homages and services of Alex. de Ellerton and Emma his

84 Wales in the extensive parish of Laughton-in-le-Morthen, see Hunter's S. Yorks. i., 307. It belonged to Bradenstoke priory in Wiltshire.

85 Warlaby, in the township and parish of Ainderby Steeple near Northallerton. The family of de Magneby bore Arg. 3 bars sable, over all a maunche gules.

The heiress married Edw. de Saltmarsh. Their descendants in Lincolnshire only, so far as I have seen, quartered this coat, giving a fleur-de-lis instead of the maunch, yet the chief line was entitled to do so. Sparrowhawk is a strange name for a man, but occurs in AngloSaxon Chron. 1048.

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