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The Chantry Certificate Rolls








32. Beeston. Chantry of St. Katherine.

A. The Chaunterie of saynt kateryns in Biston, founded by oon William Biston for A preste to praye for his soule, his frendis soullis & all Crystian soullis, and to mayntayn godis seruice in the Churche there, as the incumbent saithe by mouthe withoute anye wrytynge shewed; and further that the patronage therof is nowe come to the kingis maiestyes handis, and that this incumbente had the gifte therof from his highenes.'

(2) Master William de Bekeforde of Beeston, the founder, was rector of a mediety of Cotgrave. His deed bears date 1 August, 1355, founding the chantry" ad laudem summi creatoris nostri sueque genitricis gloriose virginis Marie, sancteque Katerine virginis ac omnium sanctorum Dei." The chaplain was to pray for the founder and the souls of John his father, Felice his mother, Alice de Langetone, and his brethren and sisters. At mass every day he was to say the collect Deus cui proprium for the founder, and Inclina for the souls aforesaid, and he was bound to say the office of the dead daily, except in Eastertide and on double feasts. On Sundays and feasts of nine lessons his mass was to be that of the day, on Saturdays of our Lady, on Wednesdays of St. Katherine. On doubles, if he was in Beeston, he was to help the vicar in reading and singing, taking his hour of mass without prejudice to the vicar. His endowment consisted of three messuages and three bovates

B. iiiji ix ijd 1

C. iiiji ixs ijd clere, besidis xjs vjd in Rente Resolut to diuersse persons; which Reveneux ben imployed

to the livinge of Alexandre Constable, chaunterie priste there.2

D. The same chaunterie is no parisshe Churche, but hathe an alter within the parisshe Churche of Beiston aforesaid.

E. The said Chaunterie is nott voide, neyther hathe itt any mancyon other wise then a chaumbre which is charged in the Rentall before.

F. There hath ben no more londis nor yerly profittis belonging to the same syns the tyme abovesaid more then is byfore Reherced.

G. vs vjd, as apperithe by an Inventorye hereunto annexed.

H. There hathe ben [etc., as above.]

33. THE PARISHES OF GUNA'STON AND BRODEBUSKE. 33. Gonalston: Brodbusk hospital or chantry.

A. The Chaunterie or hospital of Brodebuske; by whome or to whatt intente itt was founded, the

of land, with the reversion of two bovates in Beeston, the reversion of a piece of meadow called Dodderholm close to (subtus) Lenton and 12d. yearly rent paid by the almoner of Lenton priory for the same and two messuages and thirty-four acres of arable land in Lenton. The founder gave a missal, a book of hours, a pair of vestments with towels, a strong box for the books and ornaments, a chalice of two marks' weight, two oxen worth 24s., and three horses worth 30s., as permanent property of the chantry. If the chaplain died after the hay and wheat harvest, between the Nativity of our Lady (8 September) and Christmas, he was to demise a moiety of his hay and straw to his successor. The deed was confirmed by archbishop Thoresby at Westminster, 19 May, 1356 (York Epis. Reg. Thoresby, ff. 235d, 236).

() Val. Eccl., v., 158. Tenth, 8s. 11d. The gross amount, arising out of lands and tenements in Beeston and Lenton, was £4 16s. 8d. Reprises consisted in a pension of 7s. 6d. to the prior of Lenton.

(2) Peter Halley was chantry priest 1534-5 and 1538.

incumbente knowithe nott, butt oonlie to singe masse in the parisshe Churche of Gunaston iij tymes in the weke, and att all other tymes as he is dysposed to singe att the Chappell of marie magdaleyn, a quarter of a mylle from the parisshe Churche of Brodebuske,' as the said incumbente sayethe withoute shewynge of anye wrytynge. 2 B. cxviijs ixd 3


C. cxviijs ixd clere, as apperithe by a Rentall, besidis xvd in Rente Resolute, the Reveneux wherof been

imployed to the lyvinge of Thomas Newton, Chunterie priste there."

D. The said Chaunterie priste is bounde to singe masse thrise in the Weke att the said parisshe Churche of Gunnaston, nott withstondynge he hathe a Chappell att his mancion howse, distante from the parisshe Churche a quarter of a mylle.

(1) Sic.

(2) R. M. Clay (Medieval Hospitals, p. 313) gives the founder as William Heriz, and the date as 1252. The foundation appears to have been for three chaplains. There is an inspeximus and confirmation of three charters, one of William, a second of Ives, and a third of John de Heriz, in Cal. Pat., 1324-7, pp. 188-9. The third of these provides for the maintenance of a chaplain in Gonalston church. The hospital was a donative: the consent of the patron was necessary to the reception of brethren. In 1289 Sir John de Heriz ceased to appoint, and was ordered by archbishop Romeyn, under pain of excommunication, to restore the chantry to its original state : he obeyed the monition (York Epis. Reg. Romeyn, f. 74d). His son, another Sir John, surrendered the right of institution to archbishop Melton, reserving the presentation to himself and his heirs. His deed, made 3 February, and confirmed at Southwell 5 February, 1326-7, provided for the election of the combrethren by the master or warden after the founder's death. The chaplains were to live in common in the hospital and celebrate in Gonalston church and at Brodbusk. No chaplain was to be admitted until he had spent a year in the hospital (York Epis. Reg. Melton, f. 359).

(3) Val. Eccl., v., 161. Tenth, 11s. 10d. The gross value (£6) consisted in a messuage and four bovates (£4) and one water-mill (£2), from which 1s. 3d. was deducted for rent to the honour of Peverel.

(4) Sic.

(5) Chantry priest in 1534-5.

E. The said Chaunterie is nott voide, and hathe A

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F. There hath ben no more londis nor yerly profittis belonginge to the same syns the tyme abouesaid more then is byfore mencioned.

G. ljs ijd, as apperithe by an Inventorye to this Certificate annexed.

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34a. Thurgarton. Alice Deyncourt's chantry.

A. The Chaunterie of Deyncorte in Thurgarton, founded by ladye alice Daynecourte for A priste to Celebrate masse at the alter of saynt anne in the Churche of the late monasterie of Thurgarton, and to saye or singe dyvine seruice vppon sundayes and doble feastis emongiste the Covente of the said late monasterie, and to praye for the soulle of the said Alice and her husbonde and all Crystian soullis, as apperithe by the foundacion and the kingis Auncetors licence to the Commyssioners shewed.' B. iiij xiiijs xjd.3

(1) In the margin of memb. 6d.

(2) Alice, late the wife of William Deyncourt, knight, had licence to found this chantry 12 January, 1430-1. Its title as incorporated was the chantry of St. Anne of Thurgarton: the persons to be specially remembered by the chaplain were the king and the foundress, with the souls of Sir William and Sir John Deyncourt and other relatives and friends of Alice. The annual pension was charged on the prior and convent of Markby the advowson was granted to Thurgarton prior y (Cal. Pat., 1429-36, p. 121).


(3) Val. Eccl., v., 162. Tenth, 9s 6d. From the gross income of £5, paid out of Markby priory, were deducted 1d. chief rent to the prior of Thurgarton for the priest's habitaculum in the priory, and a composition fee of 5s. for the upkeep of the utensils of the chantry. A second chantry on this foundation is noted in Val. Eccl., with a pension of £5 paid out of Newstead priory.


C. ciijs iiijd clere, with c3 yerlye payde vnto hym by the Duke of Suffolkes heyers as owte of the possessions of the late monasterie of merkebye, whiche the Dukis grace had in exchaunge of the kingis maiestie; whiche premysses ben imployed to the lyvinge of christofer Barwike, Chaunterie pryste there.3

D. The said Chaunterie is no parisshe Churche, butt by Reason of the supperession of the late monasterie of Thurgarton he seruithe within the pariche churche of Thurgarton.

E. The said Chaunterie is nott voide, and itt hathe A mancion howse withe an orcheyarde and a garden, praised byfore att iijs iiijd by yere.

F. There hath ben [etc., as above]


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G. iiijli ixd, as apperithe by an Inventorye to this

Certyficatte annexed.

H. There was an othere Chaunterie in Thurgarton

aforesaid of the foundacyon aforesaid, and is nowe voide and hath ben this yere and this halfe: the Incumbente therof was Charles Shawe.

Memb. 6 d.

34b. Thurgarton. Thomas Hotofte's chantry. A. The Caunterie of Thomas Hotofte in Thurgarton: to what intente and purpose itt was founded, butt onlye to saye masse within the Churche of the late monasterie of Thurgarton att suche tyme as he is

(1) I.e. Charles Brandon, the king's brother-in-law, who died 1545. (3) The priory of Austin canons at Markby in north Lincolnshire. (3) The two priests in 1534-5 were Christopher Berwyke and Charles Shaw, as also in 1538.

(4) Sic.

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