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William have done their homages for the lands which they hold by knight service of the honour of Tykhull.

Edw. [iv.].

Woodstoke, 3 Oct., 16

[A. 312.]

Fragments of the seal of the Duchy of Lancaster.

1487. Grant by Sir Thos. Fitzwilliam, knt. to Thos. Vavasor, Thos. 23 June. Trygot the elder, Thos. Trygot the younger, and Thos. Okes, of all the lands, &c., late belonging to Thos. Carter in Overhalght, Nethyrhalght, and Gresbrokebyrelaghte. With power of attorney to Thos. Wylcotes, rector of Rawmerssh church, to deliver


Witnesses :-Ralf Reresby, Wm. Wyntworth, Esqres., Wm. Blakeman. The Eve of St. John the Baptist. 2 Henry vii.

[B. 153.]


1549. 23 July.

Receipt by Wm. Langdale of Scarburgh, Yorks., gent., and Isabella his wife, one of the sisters of Wm. Hall, late of Easton, Rutland, chaplain intestate, from Adlard Welbey of Gedney in Holland, Linc., gent. John Hall of Nanbye, Linc., gent., and Hugh Hall of Kingeston on Hull, merchant, administrators of the goods and chattels of the said Wm. Hall, of £5 for Isabella's share of his property. 23 July, 1549, 3 Edw. vi.

Signed by Wm. Langdall.

Endd: Sealed in the presence of Wm. Crokay of Hull, gent., and Alex. Newman, of the same, writer.

[A. 339.]



Bond of John Lyndesay of Dent, Yorks., "yoman," John 17 May. Lyndesay his son, Rawlyn and Matthew Lyndesay, Ric. Hogeson, junr. and John Pety, all of the same, yeomen, to Hen. lord FitzHugh in £20, to keep his ordinance, doom and award in all trespasses, quarrels, debates and demands between them and Ric. and Mawe Smerthwayt. 17 May, 35 Hen. vj. [A. 299.]


1381. Receipt by Thos. de Metham, knt., from John King of Castile 21 Oc t. and Leon, duke of Lancaster, by the hands of Robt. de Moreton his receiver in the honor of Pontefract, of £10 for his fee for Michaelmas-term last.

Metham, Monday after St. Luke's day, 5 Ric. ii.

Descendants of the Lyndsays of Dent settled at Buckstead in Sussex. See Berry's S. genealogies, p. 317.

With a good and well-preserved impression of Sir Thomas' very pretty signet, having on a mantled helm his crest, a bull's head. Legend:-Met ham."

[A. 219.]




Quitclaim by William son of Alan de Noreland to John de 16 March. Heton of 4 acres between the assarts of Wm. son of Matthew and of Folo (sic). Witnesses :-Sir Wm. de Clifton, Sir Hugh de Eland, knts., John de Crumuelbodym, Ric. of the same, John de Stansefeld.

Eland, Sunday after S. Gregory's day, 26 Edw. [i].


[A. 92.]

[1362-99.] Thos. Galaun receiver of Dunstanburgh to Robert de Morton receiver of Pountfreit, Sir John de Fenwyk constable of Dunstanburgh has a letter from the King of Castile, and Leon and duke of Lancaster to receive his fee from the receiver of Dunstanburgh or the receiver of Pounfreit. At Dunstanburgh there is no money in consequence of the expenditure on masons' and carpenters' work, &c. Desires Morton to pay Fenwyk's fee.




[B. 18.]

Receipt by Robt. de Morton, receiver of John duke of Lan22 Oct. caster at Richmond from Wm. Yong reeve of Baynbrig of the following sums: 39 Edw. iii., 22 Oct. £20, 22 Nov. £26, 40 Edw. iii., 14 Feb. £9, 7 July £40, 10 Aug. £11, 14 Sept. £13, 22 Oct. £41. [A. 191.]

1366. Receipt by Robert de Morton, receiver of John Duke of 15 Nov. Lancaster, from Adam de Gisburgh, bailiff of the Wapentake of Hengest, of the issues of his bailiwick; at Richmond, 14 Feb. 40 Edw. iii., £4; 21 Feb. 32s. 6d. ; 3 March, 43s. 4d.; 16 May, 50s.; 30 May, 40s.; 13 June, 40s. ; 4 July, 40s. ; 8 Aug. 40s.; 15 Nov. by Henry Wayte, £4. Total £22 58. 10d. [B. 103.]

Sir Thomas de Metham of Metham in Howdenshire, who died 28 Aug. 1403. The seal of his descendant, Sir Thomas Metham, t. Hen. VII., shows


the bull's head three-quarter face, the bars still on the neck but dragon's wings added. Hare MS. 1394.



Receipt by Robt. de Morton, receiver of John duke of Lan21 Nov. caster, at Richmond from Amand Routhe, bailiff of the Wapentake of Gillingest of the following sums :-40 Edw. iij., 14 Feb. 40s.; 20 Feb., 30s.; 28 Feb., 20s. ; 4 April, 60s.; 16 May, 100s.; 4 July, 20s.; 18 July, 408.; 17 Oct., £6; 21 Nov., 100s. Total, £26 10s. [A. 193.]

1366. 21 Nov.

Receipt by Robt. de Morton, receiver of John duke of Lancaster, from Richard Porter, bailiff of the fee of Gillyngwest, of the issues of his bailiwick, at Richmond, 2 March, 40 Edw. iii., 24s.; 16 May, 16s.; 13 June, 20s.; 8 Aug., 15ɛ.; 24 Oct., 60s. ; 21 Nov. 26s. Total, £9 6s.

1366. 22 Nov.

[B. 104.]

Receipt by Robt. Morton receiver of John Duke of Lancaster at Richmond from John Wod ous bailiff of the Wapentake of Gillyng West, of the following sums :-40 Edw. iij., 21 Feb., £3; 4 April, 20s.; 30 May, 40s. ; 4 July, 40s.; 8 Aug., 208.; 24 Oct., £4; 22 Nov., 208. [A. 194.]

1366. 22 Nov.

Receipt by Robt. de Morton receiver of John duke of Lancaster at Richmond from Ric. Milner reeve of Gyllyng of the following sums ;-39 Edw. iii., 22 Nov. £11 13s. 4d.; 40 Edw. iii., 5 Feb., 56s.; 28 Feb., 208.; 14 June, £10 11s.; 5 July, 70s. 4d.; 22 Nov. 21s. Total, £30 11s. 8d.

Note at the foot, [Memoran d' de xl. xjs., superius notatis.


3 November.

[A. 195.]

Receipt by Sir William de Chuselden, receiver general of John, King of Castille and Leon, duke of Lancaster, from Robert de Morton, his receiver for Yorkshire, for £200, the issues of his office.

3 Nov. 11 Ric. 2.

A very good heraldic seal, the shield bearing three estoiles within a bordure engrailed.


[B. 119.]

7 Sir William de Chuselden was, I believe, a Southerner, having his name from Chesildon, near Swindon in Wilt

shire. This coat appears in no heraldic dictionary. In Visitation of Leic. 1619, are two pedigrees of families of this

1413. Receipt by John Hypprom of Pontefract, from Nicholas Colne 1 May. 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.

1424. 6 Nov.

[B. 128.]

Receipt by Wm. Elmesale from Ric. Popelay, the king's 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).


7 Oct.


[A. 269.]

Grant by Robt. Scotte, son of Wm. Scotte of Heton to John 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, 107). 25 Hen. vi., n. 41, Prob. æt. John 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.

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