The Grey Friars of London. Originally published by Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen, 1915.
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P. 4, line 10. The process of indexing has called attention to the numerous instances of goldsmiths (16), fellows of Gray's Inn (9), and advocates of the Court of Canterbury (7) who were buried in Greyfriars Church. The Goldsmiths' quarter was close to the convent, in Wood Street, and Guthron Lane. The offices of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury were also close by in Ivy Lane. Whilst the Greyfriars was the nearest church of importance to Gray's Inn.
P. 27, line 24. The original of the deed by which the executors of Henry le Waleys released a rent of 3s. on the tenement of Thomas de Brauncestre in exchange with Trinity Priory (see pp. 155 and 162 above) is in Ancient Deeds, A. 2179 at the Record Office.
P. 65. Thomas Canynge: a Thomas de Canynge, O.F.M., was ordained priest by the bishop of Worcester in the parish church of Foleham, diocese of London, on 21st January, 1308 (Weare, The Friars Minors of Bristol, p. 46).
P. 82. "Frere William de Appilton, phisicien et surgien" was retained in the service of John of Gaunt in 1373 (John of Gaunt's Register, 836). In the Anominalle Chronicle of 1381 he is styled "grant justiciaire et surregene et grand maester ovecque le roy et duc de Lancastre" (Engl. Hist. Rev., xiii. 517). He was beheaded by the rebels under Wat Tyler on 14th June, 1381 (id.; Riley, Memorials of London, 450).
P. 110. Margaret Yonge by her will in 1500 directed her body to be buried in the south part of the Greyfriars Church at London, "that is to say afore the ymage of our Lady within the valens of the same church" (Kent Records, Sede Vacante Wills, p. 46). The "valens" probably means the screen between the Altars and the Nave. Her tomb, as described on p. 110 above, was "coram Altaribus," but was before the Jesus Altar. The Altar of St. Mary was on the north side, and the image of St. Mary (mentioned on p. 119 above) was apparently under the third window in the north aisle of the Nave.
Repairs at Greyfriars. On 6 September, 1486, Henry VII. made a grant of four oaks for the Church of the Friars Minors in London (Materials for the History of Henry VII., i., 548, Rolls Series). This is a later notice of repairs than any given on p. 43 above.