The manuscripts of Andrew Kingsmill, Esq.

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1899

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'The manuscripts of Andrew Kingsmill, Esq.', The Manuscripts of Shrewsbury and Coventry Corporations [etc]: Fourth report, Appendix: Part X (1899), pp. 173-174. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67093 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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THE MANUSCRIPTS OF ANDREW KINGSMILL, ESQ.

The manuscripts at Sydmonton Court consist almost exclusively of ancient deeds relating to places in Hampshire and Berkshire.

Litchfield, co. Hants.—Among the persons named are William de Echingham, knight, and Eva his wife, and Sir Edward de Sancto Johanne, 8 Edw. II.; Edward de Sancto Johanne, 10 Edw. II.; William de Sancto Johanne, 11 Edw. II.; Sir John Milns, rector of the church of Lydeschulv, 17 Edw. II.; John de Sent Johan and Edward de Sent Johan and Joan his wife, 39 Edw. III.; John de Sancto Johanne and Edward de Sancto Johanne, his kinsman, 43 Edw. III.; Sir Edward de Sancto Johanne, lord of Stopham, and Joan his wife, 48 Edw. III.; Edward, son of John de Sancto Johanne, 49 Edw. III.; William Knyth, rector of Ludshulve, 2 Hen. V.; William de Sancto Johanne, lord of Ludeshelf, 2 Hen. V.; John Hende, rector of Ludshulfe, 5 Hen. V.; John Pury, esquire, and Isabel his wife, 31 Hen. VI.; Richard Kyngesmyll and John his son, 21 Hen. VII.

Whitchurch, co. Hants.—Among the persons named are Sir John Persones, vicar of the church of Godeworth, 29 Edw. III.; John Kyngesmyll, serjeant-at-law, and Joan his wife, 13 Hen. VII.

Sonning and Early, co. Berks.—Among the persons named is John de Erle, late son and heir of Sir Bartholomew de Erle, knight, 11 Edw. II.

Hurst, co. Berks.—Among the persons named are Adam le Yonge of Berkham and Alice his wife, 21 Edw. I.; Adam, son of John de Kingesmille, 20 Edw. III.; Adam Kyngesmulle of Bercham and Elizabeth his wife and William their son, 23 Edw. III.; John Kyngesmell and William his son and Joan his wife, daughter of John Dyk, 15 Ric. II.; William Kyngesmyll, son and heir of John Kyngesmyll of Berkham, deceased, 7 Hen. V.; Richard Kyngesmyll, gentleman, 21 Hen. VII.

Barkham, co. Berks.—Among the persons named are William de Nevile, lord of Bercham, John Kyngesmull of Bercham; Adam his son and Elizabeth his wife, 11 Edw. III.; Richard Bernard of Erburghfeld, Christina his wife and Joan his daughter, A.D. 1384; Thomas Kyngesmyll, gentleman, son and heir of William Kyngesmyll of Bercham, deceased, and Richard Kyngesmyll, gentleman, his brother, 16 Edw. IV.

Settlement in prospect of a marriage between John Kyngesmyll, son and heir of Richard Kyngesmyll of Basingstoke, gentleman, and Joan daughter of John Gyffard of Ichyll co. Hants, 5 Hen. VII.

Licence from Richard, bishop of Winchester, to John Kyngesmyll and Joan his wife, of Frefolk, to have mass and other divine offices celebrated in a suitable place in their house or elsewhere in the diocese. 11 December 1501.

Contract for the roof of the church of Hartley Wintney, co. Hants, as follows:—

"Hec convencio facta inter dominam Johannam Bannebury, Priorissam domus de Wyntenay, et ejusdem loci conventus ex una parte, et Johannem Willam, carpenter, de Basyngstoke, et Willelmum Austyn, carpenter, de eadem, ex altera parte, testatur quod predicti Johannes et Willelmus fabricabunt, facient et de novo edificabunt unum tectum supra ecclesiam de Wynteney predicta, quod quidem tectum erit Flatterove et in eodem erunt ix trabes cum platis proporcionatis secundum longitudinem et latitudinem ecclesie Playn werke, et eciam de novo facient et edificabunt ibidem supra tectum unum campanile de quatuor postis cum Flatterove, infra certum tempus ita quod plene perficietur citra festum Sancte Marie Magdalene proxime sequentem post datam presencium, et eadem Priorissa serabit omnes tabilos ad idem pertinentes sumptibus suis propriis, et eadem Priorissa inveniet meremium sufficientem et succidet et cariabit ad certum locum ubi fabricabunt, ita quod non impediantur idem Johannes et Willelmus nec illorum servientes, et predicti Johannes et Willelmus percipient pro labore suo xxij libras Anglicane monete et unum porcum et unum multonem et unam gounam precii xs vel xs in denariis, et cum levaverint predictum tectum predicta Priorissa inveniet idem (sic) Johannem carpenter et sex homines in victualibus per septimanam, et predicta Priorissa inveniet cordas et machinas et propriis expensis vacuabit antiquum tectum, et parietes ad eandem (sic) pertinentes patere faciet, et idem Johannes et Willelmus percipient cum ceperint operare x libras et postmodum cum ceperint framare vj libras, deinde cum levaverint predictum tectum vj libras, et idem Johannes et Willelmus habebunt aysiamenta domus pro eis et servientibus suis, una cum diversis utensiliis ad parandum victum sibi et servientibus suis, et ad istas convenciones bene et fideliter observandas et componendas Willelmus Shyrefelde et Rogerus Richerd obligant se et quemlibet eorum heredes et executores suos eisdem Priorisse et conventui in xxij libris solvendis eisdem, et ex altera parte predicta Johanna Priorissa et ejusdem loci conventus obligant se et successores eisdem Willelmo Shyrefelde et Rogero Richard heredibus et assignatis suis in xxij libris solvendis. In cujus rei testimonium presentibus indenturis partes predicte sigilla sua apposuerunt. Datum apud Wynteney in festo exaltacionis Sancte Crucis anno regni regis Henrici Quinti post conquestum Anglie tercio." Small fragment of seal.