The corporation of Southampton
Deeds, municipal and private

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1887

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'The corporation of Southampton: Deeds, municipal and private', The Manuscripts of the Corporations of Southampton and Kings Lynn: Eleventh report, Appendix; part III (1887), pp. 56-97. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=67100 Date accessed: 30 August 2014.


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Deeds, municipal and private

(c.) Deeds, Municipal and Private:—Including Unconditional Grants in Perpetuity, Grants in Fee Farm, Writings of Release and Quit Claim, Indentures of Agrcement, Acknowledgments, Bonds, and other Instrnments.

— Henry III. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever, by William Gor to Adam le Hordyer of Suthampton, burgess, of a piece of vacant ground in English Street in the parish of St. Laurence of the said town of Suthampton. Sealed with the donor's seal and also, for greater security, with the seal "prepositure ville Suthampton," and witnessed by Thomas le Blund and Robert le Mercier, then bailiffs of the said town, and by Henry le Flameng, Nicholas de Barfleut, Robert Bonheit, Geoffery de la Puse, Thomas de Andener, Walter le Hordier, Ralph the Little, Nicholas Gese, Richard Tebaud, John Hug', Robert Hug', John Elyot and others.

— 30 Edward I. Indenture (French) of a lease for a year of the Farm of the town of Suthampton by Peter de Lyons, Robert le Barber, John de la Barre, Richard de Bareflut, John de Montdenarde, John le Flameng, Rauf Bissoup, Edmond Cole, Thomas le Gardenyer, William Bykelonde, Symon de Shirlye, William atte Nywelonde, Imberd Stangman, Roberd le Border, Thommas Dykeman, Robert le Barber, William le Wyte, Roberd de la Stone, William de Bottelye, Richard Bagge, Henry Burgeys, James de Andeuere and all the community of the town of Suthampton, to Roberd le Mercyer, Thomas Stout, John de Shirlye, John de Borgoyne, Adam le Horder, John le Molenyr, John le Dulbere, and Henry de Lym.

— Edward I. Deed of sale and conveyance for ever by the executors of the will of William Seylde deceased, late burgess of the town of Suthampton, of a messuage with appurtenances in English Street of the said town, to John de Weston and his wife Agnes and their son John.

— Edward I. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever, of a "petrinum cum uno celario et pertinenciis suis" and divers rents in the town of Suthampton, by Henry Brian, Thomas Brian, Constance Brian, Matildis Brian, and Agnes Brian to Adam le Hordier of Suthampton and Joan (the sister of the said Constance, Matildis and Agnes) and the heirs of their bodies.

— Edward I. Deed of the gift in fee-farm, at a yearly rent of ten shillings for ever, of a tenement with a curtilage and a shop in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Robert le Barkyer to Roger de Basinges of the said town burgess.

— Edward I. (?). Deed of release and quit-claim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Richard le Barbour to John de Weston of the said town burgess.

— Edward I. Deed of gift in fee-farm for ever, at a yearly rent of a silver farthing, of a certain half-acre of land (with the exception of a certain eighth thereof), in the suburb of the town of Suthampton, by Roysia Geldenyshe, widow and executrix of the late John Horn, to Adam le Hordyer of the said town, burgess.

— Edward I. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of divers lands, tenements, and rents in the town of Suthampton, by Margery, daughter and heir of Nicholas Simon deceased, to Lucy Sampson, sometime wife of Hugh Sampson, formerly of Suthampton, burgess.

— Edward I. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a house in Boule Strete in town of Suthampton, by Richerius Tresaut and his wife Juliana to Thomas, son of Thomas de Audeuere.

— Edward I. Deed of gift in fee-farm, of a certain garden and a rent in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Geoffrey de Peisa clerk to Adam le Hordier of the said town, burgess.

— Edward I. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of tenements in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by Henry le Lung of the said town, burgess, to John de Burgoyne and his wife Cecilia.

— Edward I. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a house in French Street in the town of Suthampton, and of three acres of arable land in the suburb of the same town, by Joan la Flemeng widow to Peter de Rue.

— Edward I. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever, by Thomas le Halueknyzt (son and coheir of Thomas le Halueknyzt formerly of Suthampton, burgess, and his wife Cristina) of all his share of the tenement called "La Westhalle" in the said town, to John de Schirlye of the said town, burgess, and his wife Felicia; the said share of La Westhalle being described in the deed in these terms "videlicet, petrinum cum celario subjacente el quandam cameram que vocatur la Oriole que est supra portam predicti tenementi in vico Francisco, una cum quodam stabulo infra dictam portam retro dictum petrinum et celario adjacente que omnia predicta mihi acciderunt jure hereditario." Witnessed by Adam le Hordyr then alderman of the town of Suthamptone, William Fogul, and Robert Le Hordyr, then bailiffs of the said town, and Robert le Mereyr, Thomas Stut, John de Puteo, Henry de Lym, John de Montdenard, Richard de Barflut, William Bassingrom the elder, Thomas Dykeman, Roger le Blouces, and Richard English, then clerk of the Town of Suthamptone.

— Edward I. Indenture of the agreement, made between John Le Halueknyzt, Thomas le Halueknyzt, William Bassingrom and his wife Petronilla, Roger le Halucknyzt, and Walter le Halueknyzt (the coheirs of Thomas le Halueknyzt and his wife Cristina), for division of and participation in the tenement and its appurtenances called La Westhalle in the town of Suthampton, lying in the parish of the church of St. John the Baptist of the said town. Witnessed by Adam le Hordyr then alderman, William Foghel then bailiff, and Robert le Hordyr the customer of the town of Suthampton, and by John de Schirlye, Thomas Stut, Richard de Bareflet, Henry de Lym and many others.

18 December, 5 Edward II. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a tenement in Symenelestrete in the town of Suthampton, by Alice formerly the wife of Richard Ballestare, deceased, and Agnes daughter and heir of the said Richard, to Philipp Suel of the said town burgess.

— 10 Edward II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in Symenelestrete in the town of Suthampton, by Alice formerly the wife of Richard le Arblastir and by Agnes la Arblastir daughter of the same Alice, to Richard Bagge of the said town burgess.

— 10 Edward II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a messuage in the town of Suthampton, by John le Haluenyght, son and coheir of Thomas le Halueknyght formerly of the said town burgess, to Richard Bagge burgess of Suthampton.

— 10 Edward II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in Simenelestrete in the town of Suthampton, by Richard Hongles and his wife Alice, to Thomas Frost of the same town burgess.

— 10 Edward II. Deed of sale and conveyance of a tenement in Symenelestrete in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Frost to Richard Bagge of the said town.

— 10 Edward II. Deed of gift and conveyance of a tenement in Symenelestrete in the town of Suthampton, by Richard Bagge of the said town burgess, to Richard Sweye of the said town burgess.

— 10 Edward II. Deed of gift and conveyance of a tenement in Symenelestrete in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Frost of the said town burgess, to Richard Bagge of the same town burgess.

— 10 Edward II. Deed of release and quitclaim, iu respect to a tenement in Simenelestrete in the town of Suthampton, by Agnes daughter of Richard le Arblastir late of the said town deceased, to Richard Bagge of the said town burgess.

— 10 Edward II. to 1 Edward III. Portion of a Roll of the Receivers of Acknowledgments of Debts within the town of Suthampton.

— 11 Edward II. Deed of gift by Isabella, daughter and heir of Roger de Bassinges deceased, of a certain tenement with appurtenances in the town of Suthampton, to Reymund Arnald "de Monte Ansario," to hold for his security, till he shall be satisfied in respect to the articles of an agreement made (with the consent of the said Isabella) between Robert Tromfletes and his wife Isabella (mother of the aforementioned Isabella) of the one part and the said Reymund of the other part.

— 11 Edward II. Lease for six years of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Robert de Tromfletes and his wife Isabella, to Reymund Arnald of Monte-Ansar, of the said town burgess.

14 March, 11 Edward II. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Petronilla Dykeman formerly the wife of Nicholas de Barefluet, to Mathew Gentylcors clerk.

— 12 Edward II. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Mathew Gentilcorps to Petronilla formerly the wife of Nicholas de Barefluet and to John Petyngar.

— 14 Edward II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement with appurtenances in English Street, by Richard le Sceytare son of Richard le Sceytare of Romasye to John Aurey of Suthampton.

— 15 Edward II. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever, of a tenement with appurtenances in Simenelestrete in the town of Suthampton, by John Wodham burgess of the said town, to Reginald Martin of the same town burgess.

— 17 Edward II. Deed of gift and conveyance of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton by Richard Tholouse, son of Henry de Tholouse the elder of Broneleye, to John Forest of Suthampton burgess.

— 17 Edward II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a piece of vacant ground in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by John Bevereche of the said town to Hugh Sampson of the same town, burgess.

— 19 Edward II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to two tenements in the town of Suthampton, by Symon Botenylayn of the said town burgess and his wife Felicia, to Hugh Sampsson of the same town burgess.

24 July, 20 Edward II. Indenture (French) of an agreement, made between John le Long, Hugh le Long and Anneys Fyslekes sister of the aforesaid John and Hugh (sons and daughter of Henry le Longes deceased, formerly burgess of the town of Suthampton), for division of and participation in the tenements, formerly pertaining in Suthampton to their said father, Henry le Longes. Also a duplicate of the same indenture.

— Edward II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to two shops, with appurtenances and a yearly rent of ten shillings in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Isabella daughter and heir of Roger de Bassinges formerly of the said town burgess, to Reymund Arnald of Monte Ansar burgess of the same town.

— Edward II. Deed of gift and conveyance of a tenement in Symenelestrete in the town of Suthampton, by John Bondborn of the said town burgess to Nicholas Sampsson burgess of the same town.

— Edward II. Deed of gift and conveyance of a piece of land in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by John Beuereche and William Dykeman of the said town burgesses, to Hugh Sampsson burgess of the same town.

— Edward II. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a yearly rent of ten shillings out of a tenement in the fish market of the town of Suthampton, by Caterinc la Hordyr, daughter and coheir of Adam le Hordyr the elder late of Suthampton deceased, to Thomas de Nosschoolyng of the same town burgess.

— Edward II. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a tenement in Symenel Street in the town of Suthampton, by Philipp Suel of the said town burgess, to Thomas le Skynnere called Vorstes burgess of the same town.

— Edward II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Isabella daughter and heir of Roger de Bassynges formerly of the said town, to her mother Isabella formerly the wife of the said Roger.

— Edward II. Bond of William Bassingrom of the town of Suthampton burgess, for warranty to John Schirlye and his wife Felicia, of a certain "celarium" in the same town, given to the said John and Felicia by the aforesaid William and his wife Petronilla.

— Easter, 1327 A.D. Deed of gift and conveyance of a tenement in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by Hugh Sampson of the said town burgess, to John de Doone called Shauennyr of the said town burgess and his wife Cristina.

— 3 Edward III. Certificate that John de Vyenna, the King's clerk for acknowledgements of debts to be received in the town of Suthampton, has received "quoddam transcriptum statutum domini Regis in hec verba &c. &c."

— 3 Edward III. Indenture of an agreement between the Mayor and Community of the city of New Sarum of the one part and the Mayor and Community of the town of Suthampton of the other part: for the determination of controversies respecting tolls and customs. —Also a duplicate of the same indenture of an agreement for the determination of controversy and difference respecting tolls and customs, and for a settlement of the dues, henceforth to be paid on merchandize by the citizens and inhabitants of New Sarum, to the Mayor and community of the town of Suthampton.

— 3 Edward III. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a capital tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Nicholas de Bareflitt, son of Nicholas de Bareflitt the elder deceased, to Nicholas de Moundenard of the said town burgess.

— 4 Edward III. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of divers tenements &c. &c. in the town of Suthampton, by John le Spicer of New Sarum and his wife Alicia, to Andrew Daune of Winchester chaplain.

— 4 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Isabella daughter and heir of Roger de Bassinges formerly of Suthampton burgess deceased, to Robert de Barre of the said town burgess.

— 4 Edward III. Deed of gift and conveyance of a tenement with appurtenances in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John de Weston son of John de Weston formerly of the said town burgess, to John de Warb of the same town burgess, and his wife Cristina.

— 5 Edward III. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever, of a tenement in English Street in the Town of Suthampton, and of two houses in a suburb of the same town by Juliana Coppe to Thomas Palmere called "Le Taverner," of the same town burgess.

— 6 Edward III. Indenture of an agrecment, made between Joan le Grauntes, daughter of Richard le Grauntes, of the one part, and John Attestone of the town of Suthampton burgess of the other part, respecting a certain rent.

6 July, 7 Edward III. Deed of assignment of nine unexpired years of a lease of a tenement in Suthampton, by John de Watlyngton to William le Smale.

6 July, 7 Edward III. Letters of attorney, for livery of seisin, by Mathew Gentilcorps to Roger atte Legh.

— 7 Edward III. Deed of gift and quitclaim, in respect to a piece of vacant ground in the town of Suthampton, by John de Weston to John Segyn of the said town burgess.

6 July, 7 Edward III. Deed of gift and conveyance of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Matthew Gentilcorps to William le Smale and his wife Isabella.

6 July, 7 Edward III. Deed of sale of his reversionary interest in a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Mathew Gentilcorps to William le Smale and his wife Isabella.

6 July, 7 Edward III. Deed of sale and conveyance for ever, of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Mathew Gentilcorps to William le Smale of the said town burgess and his wife Isabella.

— 9 Edward III. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a tenement in English street in the town of Suthampton, by William le Smale and his wife Isabella to John de Barflutt of the said town burgess and his wife Joan.

30 August, 9 Edward III. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of certain tenements in the town of Suthampton, by Richard de Kingeston (rector of the church of St. Cross of Suthampton) to Nicholas Sampson and his wife Isabella.

— 10 Edward III. Deed of quitclaim for nine years, in respect to a certain rent of nine shillings, by Stephen Lambard of Suthampton burgess and his wife Alice, to Robert de Portesmuth smith and his wife Alice and their son John.

6 February, 11 Edward III.—Deed of Mutual Release, between the Mayor and community of Winchester on the one part and the Mayor and community of Suthampton on the other part, for the determination of controversy.

— 13 Edward III. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by John de Weston of Suthampton burgess to Richard le Ryder of the same town.

13 July, 13 Edward III. Indenture of agreement between Edward the Black Prince of the one part and Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warrewyk of the other part.—"Ceste endenture faite perentre le noble et puissant seigueur Sire Edward eisnez filz au noble roi Dengleterre dues de Cornewaille Coumte de Cestre et Gardein Dengleterre dune part, et le noble home Monsieur Thomas de Beauchamp Coumt de Warrewyk dautre, tesmoigne qe le dit Coumt est demeure sur la garde de la ville de Suthampton come gardein de meisme la ville, a mettre le bien qil pourra pour la sauve garde dycelle du lundy prochein apres la feste de Seint Jake prochein apres la date de ceste jusqes a la fin dun quarter del an prochein ensuant plenerement accompli et auera le dit Coumte ovesque lui sur meisme la garde Cent homes darmes de queux il auera de ses gentz propres cynkante homes darmes lui meisme Coumt, un Baneret et dis Chivalers purvuant pour lui meisme et ses dites gentz darmes les gages Le Roi de de guerre accoustumez et auera aussi ovesqe lui sur meisme la garde Cent et vint Archers des queux le dit Coumt auera de ses soens propres guarante, checun de eux purvuant le jour trois deniers des queles gages aussbien des gentz darmes come des Archers il serra . . . . et paie pour un moys devant la meyn, et ensi de moys en moys devant la meyn, durant le terme susdit, et auera aussint le dit Coumt une commission sons le graunt seal notre Seigneur le Roi de surveoir les gentz darmes et Archers le Priour del Hospital et les gentz darmes de Berks et autres qe seront en aide de la garde de la dite ville et de les punir quele heure qe defaulte y soit trove, et aussint de destreyndre les gentz qe solevent estre enhabitez en meisme la ville et qe se sount mayntenant retretz de retournir et de y demeurer enforcement selontz lour estat, et en cas qils ne le voillent pas faire de seisir lour maisons rentes et autres possessions et touts lour biens et chateux deinz la ville en la meyn notre dit Seigneur le Roi, et aussi seront cynkant livres dargent ordinez et paiez en amendement de la dite ville et toute manere de garnesture des engins, espringals, arks, arbelastes, targes, launces et toute manere dautres engins demenront en la dite ville pour la sauve garde dycelle et per endenteure, Et en cas qe les covenantz dusditz ne soient pas tenuz ne accompliz au dit Coumt, ou qe les enemys arrivent en Engleterre et demoererent a entencion de conquere par aillours il lirra bien a lui a departir de la dite ville ovesqes ses gentz susditz saunz reproeche et saunz etre enpesche par notre Seigneur le Roi ou nul de son conseil pour celle enchaison, En tesmoignance de queux chose, les parties susdites ount a cest endenture entrechaungeablement mys lour seals. Don a Kenyngton le xiij jour de Juyl Lan du regne le Roi Edward tierz apres le conquest treysime."

Also this roll:

Nomina Militum bominum ad arma et sagittariorum in Comitia Thome de Bello Campo Comitis Warrewyk super salvam custodiam ville Suhampton. A xxvto Juiii anno xiij vsque xxv. diem Augusti proxime sequentem per xxxij dies, utroque die computato.

Idem Comes
Thomas de Astleye, Bannettus
Johannes de LysoursMilites.
Nicholans Pecehe
Nicholans de Charneles
Nicholans de Burneby
Johannes de Botiller
Johannes de Leukenore
Johannes Golafre
Nomina Armigerorum.
Robertus le Zousche.
Johannes le Despenser.
Henricus le Mortymer.
Willelmus de Hardeshulle.
Johannes Haunsard.
Willelmus de Shobyndone.
Radulphus Basset.
Willelmus de Lucy.
Walterus le Blount.
Fulco de Holcote.
Thomas Folyot.
Johannes de Harle.
Nicholaus Gascoun.
Thomas de Henle.
Rogerus de Ledbury.
Ricardus de Perytone.
Ricardus Chamberleyn.
Adam le Trompour.
Thomas le Trompour.
Walterus le Ken.
Gilbertus Chastiloun.
Stephanus de Dupham.
Ricardus de Redynges.
Hugo de Bromwyche.
Robertus de Stretfeld.
Ricardus de Hanford.
Roger de Kenynton.
Bertreamus de Wyme.
Willelmus Ryuel.
Nicholaus de Egebaston.
Johannes de Esenhall.
Oliuerus de Brompton.
Thomas de Burneby.
Johannes Scot.
Johannes Burdet.
Willelmus Carles.
Johannes de Milton.
Radulphus Pecche.
Johannes de Verdon.
Johannes de Norden.
Johannes Moreuille.
Petrus de Wasseburne.

By the side of this list on the same skin appears a similar list setting forth the "Nomina Saggittariorum."

Beneath these two lists appear:—

Perticule computi Thome de Bello Campo Comitis Warrewyk de receptis et vadiis ipsius Comitis hominum suorum ad arma et sagittariorum in Comitia ejusdem Comitis super salva et secura custodia ville Suhampton super convencionem inter Ducem Cornubie tune Custodem Anglie et dictum Comitem per Indenturam inter cos confectam existentem et ad dictam villam Suhampton commorantem, videlicet a xxv. die Julii anno xiii., scilicet die dominica in festo Sancti Jacobi vsque xxv. diem Augusti proxime sequentem per xxxii. dies, primo et ultimo die computato.

Also, on another membrane (preserved in the same frame and under the same glass as the indenture and the already given schedule of names) the "Rotulus Nicholai atte Magdelene nuper Receptoris denariorum et victualium domini Regis apud Suhampton et Supervisoris Araiamenti et Retenementi hominum ad arma et sagittariorum existencium in Comitia domini Thome de Bello Campo Comitis Warrewyk tempore quo idem Comes habuit custodiam ville predicte"; setting forth the names, the men at arms, and the archers mentioned in the other roll.

These writings came into the possession of the Corporation so recently as 1849, in which year Mr. R. Laishley, then Mayor of Southampton, bought them at a public sale and gave them to the town.

— 13 Edward III. Deed of confirmation (of a deed of enfeoffment and conveyance of a piece of land in English Street in the town of Suthampton by John de Weston to Thomas le Saghiere) by Joane the wife of the said John de Weston.

— 14 Edward III. Deed of gift and conveyance of a "celarium," a shop and a piece of vacant ground in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Cristina la Rydar, formerly the wife of John le Barbyr deceased to Richard Comyn of the said town burgess.

— 14 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a "celarium cum solario et petrina," divers shops and a piece of ground &c. in the town of Suthampton, by John de Weston to Richard Comyn of the said town burgess.

— 14 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever, of a piece of land in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas le Saghiere to Richard Comyn of the said town burgess.

— 14 Edward III. Deed of grant for life, in survivorship, of a messuage with places before and behind it in English Street in the town of Suthampton, to Augustine Burgeis and his wife Isabella, by William atte Burche and his wife Isabella.

— 14 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a piece of land in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John de Weston to Thomas le Saghiar of the said town burgess.

— 14 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to certain shops, cellars, upper rooms, &c. in the town or suburb of the town of Suthampton, by John de Weston to Richard Comyn of the said town burgess.

— 14 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a "celarium" shops and messnages &c. in the town or suburb of the town of Suthampton, by Cristina la Rydare to Richard Comyn of the said town burgess.

— 16 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a piece of land in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Cristina widow of the late Philip de Baryngton to William Dolle of the said town butcher and burgess.

— 17 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever, of "a place" with a curtilage in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John le Saddeler to Robert le Suteler of the said town burgess.

— 17 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever, of a messuage in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John de Watlyngton of New Sarum to John le Clerk mariner and his wife Alice.

— 17 Edward III. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by Gilbert Auenal and his wife Alicia to John Segyn of Suthampton.

— 17 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Joan de Weston widow, to Richard Comyn of the said town burgess.

— 18 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a place in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Nicholas Montdenard of the said town burgess to Robert de Portesmuth of the same town smith.

— 19 Edward III. Deed of gift, for life in survivorship, of two shops with a curtilage in Bole Street in the town of Suthampton, by Agnes le Smale to Nicholas Sampson the elder of the said town burgess and his wife Isabella.

— 19 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a piece of vacant ground in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Nicholas Sampson the elder of the said town burgess and his wife Isabella, to Thomas Wodefold of the said town burgess and his wife Agnes.

6 March, 19 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a piece of land in "Le Fisshchepyng" of the town of Suthampton by Robert Wrangy to his brother Nicholas Wrangy.

10 March, 19 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a pece of land in "le Fysshchepynges" in the town of Suthampton, by Robert Wrangy to his brother Nicholas Wrangy of the said town burgess.

8 September, 19 Edward III. Deed of sale and conveyance for ever of a piece of vacant ground in the town of Suthampton, by Alice Segyn and her husband John Segyn to Richard Comyn of the said town burgess.

— 19 Edward III. Deed of conveyance for ever, of a piece of ground in the town of Suthampton, by John Segyn of the said town burgess and his wife Alicia, to Richard Comyn of the said town burgess.

— 19 Edward III. Deed of grant for life in survivorship, at a yearly rent of a red rose, of two shops with a curtilage in Bole Street in the town of Suthampton, to Nicholas Sampson the elder of the said town burgess and his wife Isabella, by Agneta daughter of William le Smale formerly burgess of the same town.

— 19 Edward III. Deed of sale and conveyance for ever, of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, to Roger Godefrey of the said town burgess, by Henry de Chippenham parson of the church of St. John of Suthampton and Adam Gondozar atte Burche, executors of the testament of Isabella la Carter formerly the wife John le Carter formerly burgess of the same town.

— 20 Edward III. Deed of grant in fee-farm of a toft in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by William le Horder of the said town burgess and his wife Agnes, to Richard Imberd burgess of the same town.

— 20 Edward III. Deed of gift and conveyance, of a toft in the town to Suthampton, by Thomas Draycote chaplain, to John Barnabe of New Sarum and his wife Florence, and the heirs of her body.

20 March, 20 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a certain yearly rent of eight shillings, issuing out of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Laurence de Mes of the said town burgess and his wife Felicia, to Roger Godefrey burgess of the same town.

— 22 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a "celarium cum petrina" in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas de Draycote, chaplain, to John Consaill and John Barnabee of New Sarum.

— 28 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John de Upton parson of the church of St. Cross in Suthampton, to Thomas le Gust of the said town burgess.

— 32 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a piece of vacant land in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by Robert Wrangy of the said town burgess, to Thomas de Kyngton clerk.

— 33 Edward III. Copy of the deed of gift for ever of a "celarium cum petrinis supra-edificatis" and a toft in the town of Suthampton, by Robert de Boict citizen of New Sarum and Edmund Wier clerk to Richard le Sherere of the same city.

16 July, 34 Edward III. Deed of grant for life of all the lands and tenements at le Burchelonde, which descended to the grantor on the death of his father Edward atte Burch, by Robert atte Burche to John Rolf and John le Pipere the younger.

— 35 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of one-half of a messuage in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Stride son of John Stride of Lemyngton to John Barflet.

— 36 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a piece of vacant land in the town of Suthampton by Thomas Dol to John Wytegode of the said town burgess.

— 37 Edward III. Certificate and Memorandum of the imposition of the seal of the town of Suthampton upon certain writings of the conveyance of a tenement in English Street, in the town of Suthampton, made by Lucy daughter and heir of the late Richard Comyn to Nicholas Langestoke of the said town burgess and his wife Cristina; the sealing being done at the request of the said Lucy, after her declaration on oath that she was eighteen years old.

4 July, 37 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Lucy daughter of Richard Comyn deceased to Nicholas Langestoke and his wife Cristina.

— 37 Edward III. Acknowledgment of Lucy, daughter and heir of Richard Comyn formerly of the town of Suthampton burgess, for the payment of a sum of money (100l.) to Nicholas Langestoke of the said town burgess and his wife Cristina.

— 37 Edward III. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by Cristina, the wife of William Thorny of Hamele, of the town of Suthampton burgess, to Thomas le Gust burgess of the same town.

— 37 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement with two vaults in the town of Suthampton, by Lucy, daughter and heir of Richard Comyn, to Nicholas Langestoke and his wife Cristina.

— 40 Edward III.—Deed of grant in fee-farm of certain land called "le Langlonde" and a croft called "Pillokes" in the parish of Elyng, by Robert atte Burche and his wife Alice, to John Rolf and his wife Julian and to John Piper the younger and his wife Katherine.

11 April, 41 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Nicholas Sherwynde of the said town burgess, to John Polymound burgess of the same town.

25 September, 41 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of the house called "Ronseval" and other tenements, &c. &c. in the town of Suthampton, by Stephen Michel to John Bron and Nicholas Sherewynd of the said town burgesses.

31 December, 42 Edward III. Indenture of an agreement made at Farnham in the diocese of Winchester between the Venerable Father and Lord, the lord William de Wykeham, bishop of Winchester, of the one part, and Edward Dieugard mayor of the town of Suthampton and John le Clerc the elder, John Wytegod, John Polymound and William Bacon the Scavini, and Roger Mascall and John Scarlet the bailiffs, and also Nicholas Langestoke the steward, and John Vissh, John le Clerc the younger, Henry Flemmyng, Adam Glouere, William Keruere, Nicholas Chapman, Richard Mey, William Malmeshulle, Nicholas Sherwynd, Thomas Hanwode, William Bole, Gregory Gerard, Ralph Tayllour, Henry Staunford, Bartholomew Denys and Robert de Aulton burgesses, and the whole community of the town of Suthampton, of the other part. Witnessing, "Quod cum dudum inter bone memorie dominum Adomarium tunc Electum Wintonie et communitatem Burgensium ville composicio quedam facta fuisset super diversis ne mercimonia negociaciones seu merchandise alique victualibus diurnis dumtaxat exceptis in dicta villa Suthampton aut empcio seu vendicio eorum quovis modo fierent durante tempore feriarum sive Nundinarum ad montem Sancti Egidii juxta Wyntoniam prout in dicta composicione quam dictus Henricus Rex Anglie dicti domini nostri Regis . . . . per cartam suam confirmavit plenius continetur quarum quidem composicionis et confirmacionis tenores sequuntur in hec verba, Anno domini Millesimo ducentesimo quinquagesimo quarto die dominica proxima post Annunciacionem dominicam apud Merewell facta est composicio inter Venerabilem patrem a dei gracia Wyntonie Electum ex parte una et communitatem Burgensium ville Suthampton ex altera, videlicet, Cum exorts fuisset contencio inter predictum dominum Electum et dictos Burgenses super vendicionibus empcionibus et rerum venalium mercandisis tronagio et pesagio earumdem que durantibus Nundinis Sancti Egidii in Monte a quocunque in villa de Suthampton exceptis victualibus fieri non debent, dicti Burgenses ac ipsorum tota communitas unacum consensu et spontanea voluntate consenserunt et consenciendo promiserunt quod decetero de quibusdam rebus venalibus aut mercandisis quocumque termino venientibus ad Villam Suthampton occasione Nundinarum predictarum Sancti Egidii vel ipsarum Nundinarum de causa existentibus in eadeth villa, nulla fiet vendicio aut empcio in dicta villa Suthampton per aliquem mercatorem sive de villa sive de extra exist' durantibus Nundinis supradictis nisi de victualibus que licite vendi possunt, Nec aliquod in eadem villa fieri debet tronagium aut pesagium dictarum rerum durantibus Nundinis prenotatis, Set omnes mercatores cum rebus suis venalibus et mercandisis predictis nundinis venientes ibidem et cum mercandisis occasione Nundinarum existentibus ibidem distringentur ad predictas Nundinas venire per catalla sua, quod si forsitan mercator ibi veniens cum rebus suis jurare voluerit se non ibidem venisse pro Nundinis aut occasione predictarum Nundinarum libere transeat recedat vel maneat sine compulsione aliqua veniendi ad Nundinas predictas duntamen durantibus dictis Nundinis nullam vendicionem in dicta villa faciat nisi de victualibus ut predictum est, Huic autem composicioni dicti Burgenses quantum in ipsis est consencientes ipsam observare et in nullo contravenire juramento prestito promiserunt jure domini Regis salvo cui per predictam composicionem nullum prejudicium generetur, In cujus rei testimonium nos Burgenses de Suthampton sigillum communitatis eiusdem ville presentibus literis fecimus apponi Dat' die et anno supranominatis: Henricus dei gracia Rex Anglie &c. &c. salutem, Inspeximus composicionem factam inter Venerabilem patrem Adomarium Wyntonie Electum et communitatem Burgensium ville nostre Suthampton in hec verba anno domini Millesimo ducentesimo quinquagesimo quarto &c. &c. &c. Nos autem predictam composicionem ratam habentes et gratam eam predicto Electo Wyntonie et successoribus suis pro nobis et heredibus nostris concedimus et confirmamus sicut composicio predicta racionabiliter testatur, Hiis testibus &c. &c. Dat' per manum nostram apud Westmonasterium vicesimo quarto die Aprilis anno regni nostri tricesimo nono; and Witnessing further that the same aforesaid agreement was viewed subsequently by Thomas Noteshullyng late mayor of the said town of Suthampton and by Roger Norman and other burgesses of the said town, and was approved and confirmed by the same mayor and burgesses by letters sealed with the seal of the community of the said town; which same letters (comprising the aforesaid agreement and confirmed by the present King of England) conclude with the following words, "quam quidem composicionem ratificamus confirmamus et approbamus pro nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris et communitate predicta imperpetuum, Concedimus eciam pro nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris ac communitate predicta quod ista composicio bis in annum in ecclesia beate Marie Suthampton per precentorem dicte ecclesie legatur et pupplicetur, videlicet in festis dominice in Ramis Palmarum et Assumpcionis beate Marie coram populo illuc ad processionem concurrente et sic imperpetuum de anno in annum pupplicetur et legatur, In cujus rei testimonium sigillum communitatis nostre ville Suthampton et sigilla nostra presentibus sunt appensa. Datum apud Suthampton die lune in festo Sancti Nicholai anno domini millesimo CCCmo tricesimo tercio." After these recitals of previous letters, the present indenture continues, "Quibus quidem composicionibus et confirmacionibus iidem Edwardus Dieugard maior et Scabini Ballivi Senescallus ac ceteri burgenses predicti ac eciam communitas dicte ville Suthampton in presencia dicti domini Episcopi, domini Prioris Wyntonie Abbatis de Tychefeld, Dauid de Wollore Custodis rotulorum Cancellarie Regis, Ricardi de Rauensere Archidiaconi Lincolnie, dominorum Bernardi Brocas, Radulphi de Norton militum, Magistri Johannis Corf et Magistri Johannis Kelleseye notariorum publicorum ac aliorum fidedignorum tam de Comitatu Suthampton quam de Comitatu Surr' et Sussex fatebantur publice et expresse se contravenisse et eas violasse ac contra vim formam et effectum earundarum deliquisse eo quod tempore feriarum sive Nundinarum Sancti Egidii predicti ultimo preteritarum ministros Venerabilis Patris domini Episcopi supradicti ad dictam villam Suthampton ad faciendum et exercendum officium corundem pro Nundinis predictis venientes contra dictas composiciones et confirmaciones ac libertatem ejusdem Episcopi impediverunt et sic deliquerunt propter quod iidem nunc Maior Scabini Ballivi Senescallus et ceteri Burgenses predicti vice et nomine eorundem ac tocius communitatis ejusdem ville Suthampton gracie et ordinacioni dicti domini Episcopi se simpliciter submiserunt et quadraginta dolia boni vini Vascon nomine emende pro delicto impedimento sive transgressione huiusmodi sibi pure ec spontanee optulerunt et concesserunt solvend' eidem domino Episcopo ad terminum per ipsum limitandum juxta ipsius voluntatem et beneplacitum, Volunt insuper et concedunt dicti Maior Scabini Ballivi Seneschallus et ceteri Burgenses pro se et communitate predicts quod composiciones et comfirmaciones predictas de quibus supra fit mentio factas quatenus eos et eorum quemlibet ac heredes et successores suos ac terrarum et tenementorum suorum tenentes concernunt inviolabiliter observabunt et in nullo contravenire volunt nec contravenient in futuro Item volunt et concedunt prefati nunc Maior Scabini Ballivi et alii predicti pro se et communitate predicta ac heredibus successoribus et terrarum et tenementorum suorum tenentibus quod Prefatus Episcopus et successores sui Episcopi Wintonie singulis annis imperpetuum libere habeat seu habeant unum ballivum sive ministrum quem duxerint seu duxerit deputandum ad interessendum morandum et videndum in villa Suthampton predicta pro toto tempore feriarum sive nundinarum predictarum ne alique empciones seu vendiciones ibidem fiant victualibus . . . . dumtaxat exceptis et ad facienda attachiamenta et aresta omminoda et plenariam execucionem de omnibus supradictis et ad seisiendum et capiendum in manus dicti domini Episcopi omnes forisfacturas ad ipsum in hac parte pertinentes si que fuerint vel acciderint et eas extra dictam villam abducendum et asportandum ad opus predicti Episcopi et successorum suorum absque impedimento seu contradiccione predictorum Maioris Scabinorum Ballivorum Senescalli aut aliorum Burgensium seu communitatis ejusdem ville Suthampton, heredum vel successorum suorum aut alicujus eorundem; Et si contingat quod ipsos Maiorem Scabinos Ballivos et alios predictos seu communitatem ejusdem ville Suthampton aut aliquem eorundem vel heredes successores aut terrarum et tenementorum suorum tenentes aut aliquem eorundem in premissis vel aliquo premissorum infuturum delinquere seu presenti composicioni aut aliis composicionibus et confirmacionibus predictis in aliquo contravenire, quod absit, tunc volunt et concedunt iidem nunc Maior Scabini Ballivi Senescallus Burgenses et communitas ejusdem ville Suthampton pro se heredibus ac successoribus suis ac terrarum et tenementorum suorum tenentibus quod quociens ipsi vel eorum aliquis sic deliquerit vel contravenerit seu contravenerint aut deliquerint tociens penam mille marcarum erga dictum dominum Episcopum et successores suos incurrant soluendarum eidem Episcopo aut successoribus suis Episcopis Wyntonie apud Wolveseye infra tres menses a tempore hujusmodi delicti aut transgressionis facte absque contradiccione seu dilatione ulteriori, Ad quam quidem summam mille marcarum terminis diebus et loco predictis ut premittitur fideliter solvendarum iidem nunc Maior Scabini Ballivi seu Burgenses et communitas dicte ville Suthampton obligant se heredes et successores suos ac terrarum et tenementorum suarum tenentes, necnon terras tenementa bona et catalla sua mobilia et immobilia quecunque prefato domino Episcopo et successoribus suis Episcopis Wyntonie imperpetuum . . . . . Volunt insuper predicti nunc Maior Scabini &c., &c., &c. quod annuatim die dominica ante festum Sancti Egidii et die dominica proxima post festum in ecclesia Sante Crucis ac in plena Curia Suthampton . . . . fieri faciant publicam proclamacionem inter eos dum major pars populi ibidem fuerint de predictis composicionibus . . . . . ne de eis aliquis pretendere possit ignoranciam in futurum, Et preter hoc annis singulis imperpetuum die dominica in Ramis Palmarum et in festo Assumpcionis beate Marie Virginis in ecclesia beate Marie Suthampton ad majorem noticiam premissorum publicari facient coram populo omnia et singula contenta in composicionibus et confirmacionibus memoratis . . . . . . Et ad omnia et singula premissa fideliter tenenda et observanda &c. &c. prefati nunc Maior Scabini et alii superius nominati . . . . . nichilominus sacrosanctis dei evangeliis . . . . corporali juramento se astrinxerunt et realiter juraverunt in presencia dictorum Prioris Abbatis Dauid Archidiaconi Bernardi Radulphi et notariorum predictorum et aliorum plurimorum &c. &c. Sealed with the seals (fragments of them remaining) of the Bishop aforesaid William of Wykeham and the chapter of Winchester.

26 May, 42 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of certain lands and tenements &c. within the liberty of the town of Suthampton, by Bartholomew Denys, Henry Goteberd and Nicholas Tanner, executors of the will of Christina formerly the wife of Nicholas Moundebird, to Roger Mascal; a yearly rent of six marks being reserved to the said Bartholomew Denys during his life.

— 43 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of two "celaria cum solariis" in Bole Street in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Chapelyn citizen of New Sarum, to Robert Bechefont of Suthampton burgess.

6 February, 43 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to an annual rent, by John London the younger of Hardebrugge and his wife Agnes, to William le Carpynter of the same town.

8 October, 46 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a piece of garden in the town of Suthampton by John Barflett to John atte Bere of the said town burgess.

25 March, 46 Edward III. Deed of grant in fee-farm of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John le Clerk the elder of the said town burgess to William Walderne citizen of London.

— 46 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all actions &c., by Henry Cantebrigge, citizen and merchant of London, to his late servant William Raueneston.

—47 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever, by the Mayor and community of the town of Suthampton to the Friars Minors of the said town, of a certain house which the said Friars have lately built for the defence of the said town.

— 47 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all actions &c., by Simon Clerk of Lymington merchant to Thomas le Gust of Suthampton merchant.

20 September, 48 Edward III. Deed of the grant, for life in survivorship, of a messuage in English Street in the town of Suthampton, to Roger Mascal and his wife Felicia, by John Polymound.

6 October, 48 Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Walter Lange of the said town and his wife Joan, to William Bacon burgess of the said town and to the grantor's uncle, Thomas Lange.

18 October, 49 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to certain tenements and shops &c., within the liberty of the town of Suthampton, by William Malmeshull, son of William Malmeshull, of the said town burgess, to his said father.

—49 Edward III. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to certain tenements and shops in the town of Suthampton, by William Fysmark to his brother John Fysmark.

12 April, 51 Edward III. Indenture of an agreement, made between Nicholas Sherewynd and John Polymound, burgesses of Suthampton: Having reference to the grant and conveyance of a tenement in English Street in the said town by the said Nicholas to the said John; and also having reference to two writings of Statute Merchant, by which the said Nicholas is bound in 120l. to Stephen Haym and Nicholas le Taillour of New Sarum citizens, and in 20 marks to William Shyringham of London.

— Edward III. Deed of Conveyance of a Capital Tenement in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by John le Long, son and heir of Henry le Long formerly of the said town burgess, to Hugh Sampson burgess of the same town.

—Edward III. Acknowledgment by Lucy, daughter and heir of Richard Comyn formerly burgess of Suthampton, of the payment in full made to her for a tenement in the said town, sold by her to Nicholas Langestoke burgess of the same town and his wife Cristina.

—Edward III. Deed of gift for ever of a "celarium cum duabus petrinis" in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Lucy Fortyn, formerly wife of the late Robert de Bareflut, to her daughter Rosia.

— Edward III. (?). Deed of gift for ever of a tenement in Symenlestrete in the town of Suthampton, by Nicholas le Ride de Weston and his wife Margery, to John Wadhorn of Suthampton.

— Edward III. (?). Deed of gift for ever of a "celarium cum duabus petrinis, &c." in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Theobald le Walsman and his wife Rosia to Nicholas de Moundenard of the said town burgess.

— Richard II. Indenture of concession that should Nicholas Sherwynd of Suthampton burgess pay the sum of 63l. 6s. 8d. to Roger Mascal and John Pembrok rector of St. John's church in the said town, or to either of them, at or before the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle next to come, the deed, whereby the said Nicholas has given to the same Roger and John a certain tenement with a curtilage in English Street in Suthampton, shall be void.

1 April, 2 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement with appurtenances in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Roger Mascal of the said town burgess and John Pembrok parson of St. John's church in the same town, to John Flete and John Swofham of the said town burgesses.

19 February, 2 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all causes of action, &c., by Nicholas Sherwynd to Walter Lauge of the town of Suthampton burgess and to his wife Joan, executrix of the testament of Thomas Gust.

8 June, 2 Richard II. Grant in fee-farm of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John Barflet of the said town burgess to John Atte Bere burgess of the same town.

25 November, 2 Richard II. Deed of Grant in fee-farm of a tenement with a curtilage in Estrete in the town of Suthampton by William Malmeshull the Mayor and by the Community of the said town to John Dounton weaver.

7 July, 3 Richard II. Deed of gift of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by William Bacon junior burgess of the said town and Thomas Lange of Weymouth, to Walter Lange of Suthampton and his wife Joan.

5 October, 3 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Roger Mascal of the said town burgess and his wife Felicia to John Clerot of Lymyngton.

6 October, 3 Richard II. Letters of attorney, for livery of seisin, by John Clerot of Lymington to Nicholas Chapman and Thomas Baw of the town of Suthampton burgesses.

14 June, 3 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of a piece of vacant ground in English Street in the town of Suthampton, together with a rent from two shops, &c., by John atte Bere of Suthampton burgess to Roger Mascal of the same town.

16 June, 3 Richard II. Bond of John atte Bere of the town of Suthampton merchant for the payment of 80l. to Roger Mascal.

17 June, 3 Richard II. Condition of the bond of John atte Bere of Suthampton for the payment of 80l. to Roger Mascal of the same town.

— 3 Richard II. Bond of Roger Mascal of the town of Suthampton burgess for the payment of seventy pounds to John le Clerot of Lemyngton.

— 3 Richard II. Bond of Roger Mascal of Suthampton for the payment of 70l. to John le Clerke of Lemyngton.

— 3 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John Flete and John Swafham of the said town burgesses, to Roger Mascal burgess of the same town and his wife Felicia.

6 March, 4 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to lands and tenements &c. in the town of Suthampton, by Nicholas Chapman and two others to John-atte-Bere of Suthampton burgess.

1 February, 4 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of all his lands and tenements &c. within the town of Suthampton and the suburbs thereof, by John-atte-Bere of the said town burgess to John Baillif of Lymyngton, Nicholas Chapman of Suthampton burgess and William Underleche of the last-named town chaplain.

6 July, 4 Richard II. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by John atte Bere of the town of Suthampton burgess to Thomas de Midlyngton.

4 July, 5 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a piece of vacant ground in English Street in the town of Suthampton, together with a certain rent, by Roger Mascal to John-atte-Bere of the said town burgess.

9 July, 5 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of divers tenements, a piece of vacant ground and a rent in the town of Suthampton, by John atte Bere of the said town burgess to Robert Parker rector of the church of St. Lawrence of the said town and John Pembrok rector of the church of St. John of the same town and William Underleche chaplain.

20 October, 5 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of a piece of vacant ground in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas-atteGrene of the town of Burdegal burgess to Roger Mascal burgess of Suthampton.

20 January, 5 Richard II. Deed of grant in fee-farm, at a yearly rent of twenty-four shillings, of a piece of ground and a certain rent, by Robert Parker rector of the church of St. Lawrence and John Pembrok rector of the church of St. John in the town of Suthampton and William Underleche of the same town chaplain, to Sir Thomas Beuchamp, knt.

26 April, 6 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all lands and tenements &c. in the town of Suthampton, formerly belonging to Nicholas atte More of the said town burgess deceased, by Edith atte Weye, executrix of the testament of the said Nicholas, to John Flete of the said town burgess.

22 May, 6 Richard II. Letters (French) of attorney, to receive money of Johan at Bere of Suthampton burgess and merchant, by Roger Mascall of the same town burgess and merchant, to Sir Thomas Beuchamp knt.

14 February, 7 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of a piece of vacant ground in French Street in the town of Suthampton by Thomas Hoore esq. the King's serjeant-at-arms, to John Polymound of the said town burgess.

9 January, 8 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of certain lands and tenements in the liberty of the town of Suthampton by John atte Bere of the said town burgess to Sir Thomas Beauchamp knt.

31 January, 8 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all actions &c., by Robert Felde of London merchant to William Raueneston of Suthampton merchant.

25 April, 8 Richard II. Deed of grant in fee-farm of a piece of vacant ground in the street called "Fysschepyng" in the town of Southampton, by William Malmeshull to Roger Claidon of the said town burgess.

18 September, 9 Richard II. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by John atte Bere of Suthampton burgess, to Sir Thomas Beauchamp knt.

28 February, 10 Richard II. Deed of release, in respect to all actions, &c., by Richard Hewet of Heanslape draper and William Smeth of Castelthorp, to William Newey late of Raueneston and now of Suthampton.

8 January, 11 Richard II. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a tenement in Suthampton called "le Runsival" by John Bechefont, William Tuderlegh and William Weston, to Robert Bechefont of Sarum. citizen.

20 June, 11 Richard II. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a tenement in the parish of St. Michael in the town of Suthampton, called "Le Ronceval" by Robert Bechefont of the said town burgess to John Syward, John Frome and Thomas Huse.

18 March, 12 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all causes of action &c., by Joan Vont to William Raueneston of the town of Suthampton burgess.

— March, 13 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all causes of action &c, by Henry Cantebrigge citizen of London to William Raueneston of Suthampton.

—14 Richard II. Lease (French) for an entire year of the customs of their town (by land as well as by water), by the Mayor and community of the town of Southampton to Thomas Appelby merchant of the same town.

— 15 Richard II. Lease by Robert Tanner of the town of Suthampton burgess and his wife Alice, to Walter Reygate of the same town burgess and his wife Juliana, of lands and tenements &c., in the said town, for the term of the life of the said Alice.

28 February, 15 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas de Midlyngton, John Skarlet and Thomas Bau of the said town burgesses, to Geoffrey Waldern of London citizen.

2 March, 15 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Richard Godfrey of the said town burgess, to Geoffrey Waldern of London citizen.

5 March, 15 Richard II. Acknowledgment of Richard Godfray of the town of Suthampton mercer of the payment of 40l. by Geoffrey Walderne of London citizen and mercer.

— 16 Richard II. Deed of grant for life, in survivorship, by John Polymound of the town of Suthampton burgess, of a tenement in English Street in the said town, to Geoffrey Veel of the same town, his wife Margery, and their sons Thomas and John.

21 November, 16 Richard II. Deed of sale and conveyance of a messuage in the town of Suthampton, by William Malmeshulle of the said town burgess, to Walter Reigate and John Botiller burgesses of the same town; power being reserved to the said William to redeem the said messuage by paying the said Walter and his wife Alice sixteen marks on or before a certain day.

22 January, 16 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement with two vaults in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Richard Holle of Westcosham to Nicholas Langestoke of Suthampton burgess.

27 May, 17 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to two tenements in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by William Brugges and Gilbert Herry of the said town chaplains and Thomas Bromle and Thomas Briklyngseie burgesses of the same town, to John Deryng of the same town burgess.

5 March, 17 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all causes of action &c., by Robert Wariner, Master of a ship called "la Cristofre of Yepiswiche," to Robert Pole and William Waryn, merchants of New Sarum.

7 August, 18 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all causes of action &c., by Walter Lange of the town of Suthampton burgess to William Nicoll of the same town.

24 May, 19 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement with appurtenances in the High Street of Suthampton ("in summo vico") by John Clerk of Lemyngton to John Bolt, Thomas Emmori, John Garston and Robert Notyere.

— 19 Richard II. Acknowledgment (French) by Margaret widow of the late John Slegh and executrix of his will, that she has received 12l. of William Rauenston of the town of Suthampton.

24 May, 19 Richard II. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by John Clerk of Lemyngton to Thomas Marleburgh and William Raueneston of the town of Suthampton.

1 February, 19 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all actions &c., by John-atte-Well to William Raueneston of the town of Suthampton burgess.

1 October, 20 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a "celarium cum petrina et placea terre" in the town of Suthampton, by William Brugis and Gilbert Harry chaplains to William Nicholl and his wife Elena.

20 October, 20 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of a "celarium cum petrina suprasita et placea terre vacue" in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Midlyngton and Alexander Dey (executors of the testament of John Polymond deceased), to William Nicholl and his wife Elena.

6 May, 20 Richard II. Indenture of Apprenticeship whereby William Lange, son of Adam Lange of Emmesworthe, co. Suthampton, bound himself as an apprentice for six yeers to John Lange of the town of Suthampton cordwaner.

— 20 Richard II. Indenture of a Final Concord made between John the Prior and convent of St. Denis near Suthampton of the one part, and William Maple and the community of the town of Suthampton of the other part. Whereby it was agreed amongst other things that the tenants of the said Prior and Convent "apud villatam de Porteswoda commoraturi facient sectas suas semel vel bis annuatim ad visus franc' pleg' tenendos per Maiorem et ballivos ville predicte vel successores suos apud le Cutthorn vel alibi," all amerciaments, fines, forfeitures &c. arising thereat from the said tenants being divided between the two parties to the present agreement, in the proportion of two-thirds thereof to the Mayor and Convent and the remaining one-third thereof to the said Mayor bailiffs and community; and that towards all fifteenths raised within the same town and its liberties, the said Prior and Convent shall be contributories thereto with the said Mayor and community, contributing (for the rent held by them, the said Prior and Convent in the said town, and for their said tenants at Porteswode) "ad quamlibet quintam decimam viginti sex solidos et octo denarios sterlingorum, ad mediam vero quintam-decimam tresdecim solidos et quatuor denarios sterlingorum;" and further that the said Prior and Convent shall not exact aught from the same Mayor and community &c. "nomine pro quodam annuali redditu quadraginta solidorum et quatuor denariorum unde triginta duos solidos et duos denarios pro lepriosis ville Suthampton et octo solidos et duos denarios sterlingorum in terra de Suthwykes juxta Porteswodam &c."

20 May, 20 Richard II. Bond of Sir Ralph Whitehors knt. of the county of Surrey for the payment of forty shillings sterling to Richard Llyderowe esquire.

— 21 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Joan, widow of John-atte-Bere deceased, to Walter Lange of the said town burgess.

— 21 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Nicholas Chapman of the said town burgess to Walter Lange and Joan his wife.

20 October, 21 Richard II. Letters of attorney, for livery of seisin, by John Bolt, Thomas Emory, John Garston and Robert Notyere to John Pengeston.

31 October, 21 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement in the High Street (in summo vico) of the town of Suthampton, by John Bolt, Thomas Emory, John Garston and Robert Notyere, to Walter Lange of Suthampton and his wife Joan.

27 November, 21 Richard II. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to lands and tenements in the town of Suthampton, by Lucy, widow of John Clerk of Lemyngton deceased, to Walter Lange of Suthampton burgess.

10 September, 23 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of lands and tenements in the town of Suthampton, by John Towy of the said town, to John Barflet of the same town burgess.

— 23 Richard II. Letters of attorney, for livery of seisin, by Thomas Spicer of Southampton to John Hampton and Thomas Hele.

— 23 Richard II. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement in the town of Suthampton by Thomas Spicer of the said town to Thomas Couentre.

23 March, 2 Henry IV. Deed of gift for ever of two tenements in English Street in the town of Suthampton by Philipp Fritewell chaplain to John Deryng of the said town burgess.

30 March, 2 Henry IV. Deed of gift for ever of two contiguous tenements in English Street in the town of Suthampton by Walter Lude rector of the church of St. Michael in the said town to John Boteller burgess of the same town.

10 May, 2 Henry IV. Indenture of a curious agreement (by way of a marriage settlement), made between William Lelham "dominum de Grove" and his wife Cecilia of the one part, and John Benet of Oxford cook of the other part, in anticipation of the marriage of William Lelham (son and heir of the aforesaid William) with Juliana, daughter of the said John Benet.—Witnessing (1) That William Lelham the son will take for his wife the said Juliana, with whom the said John will deliver to the said William Lelham the father and to his wife Cecilia twenty marks of silver, forty shillings thereof to be paid in hand, and the remainder in sums of six shillings and eightpence each to be paid on the next ensuing feasts of St. Thomas the Apostle, the Annunciation of the Virgin Mary, the Nativity of John the Baptist and of St. Michael the Archangel, and so on year by year till the completion of the payment of the said twenty marks, it being provided that should the said William Lelham the son die within five years of the agreement the said John shall be under no obligation to pay another instalment of 6s. 8d., but shall on the contrary be repaid by the said William the father and his wife Cecilia all moneys rendered by him (the said John) towards the payment of the said twenty marks; (2) That the said John Benet will enfeoff the said William Lelham the younger and his wife Juliana in three several tenements lying in Oxford, to hold the same to them and their heirs, the lawful issue of the contemplated marriage, under conditions hereafter set forth; it being provided that, in case Juliana should die without issue, one of the tenements should remain to the said William the younger and his right heirs, the other two tenements reverting to the aforesaid John Benet his heirs and assigns; (3) That the said John for the eight years next following the date of the present indenture at his costs and charges shall entertain the said William the younger and Juliana and all children begotten between them, and provide them with all necessaries, receiving however during the same eight years the rents and profits of the said three tenements, towards the maintenance of the said William and Juliana and their children ; and (4) that on the departure of the said William and Juliana with their children at the end of the said term of eight years from his house to a house of their own, the aforesaid John Bennet cook will provide them with one bed provided with blankets, sheets and all other furniture needful for the same bed, one vessel for water with a wine-vase, two table cloths with two towels (ij mappas cum ij tuall) twelve silver spoons, two cups, two brass pots, one 'chawfre,' four plates, one dozen of vessels for garnishing the supper, two salts, and two candlesticks.

— 3 to 4 Henry IV. Bill (French) of Costs and Charges, headed "Ceux sount lez expensez faictz par John' Meyr par dyversez temps entour lez pleez et bosoignez de Geffr' Gatton, Isold sa femme et John' Horder et William Horder et le dit John Meyr lan du regne von Henry le iiije iij et le quart."

— 3 Henry IV. Acknowledgment of William Parkens of London citizen and mercer, that he has received 6l. of William Raueneston of Suthampton.

3 July, 3 Henry IV. Acknowledgment of Henry Hyndelay that he has received 50 marks of William Rauyneston.

— 3 Henry IV. Lease for ten years of a messuage in the High Street of the town of Suthampton, by Joan Tylby widow to John Jamys of the said town merchant.

7 January, 4 Henry 4. Deed of release and quit-claim, in respect to all causes of action &c., by John Coombe the younger of London clerk to John Therne of the same city goldsmith.

6 February, 4 Henry IV. Letters Certificatory touching the Beam of the Wools in the port of Suthampton by "Alexander Dey executor testamenti Johannis Polymound et nuper clericus ejusdem Johannis et Willelmus Rosyng nuper deputatus Roberti Lyncoln nuper Custodis Trabis lanarum in portu ville Suthampton."

— 4 Henry IV. Lease for twenty years, at a yearly rent of a red rose, of a tower over the Watyrgate of the town of Suthampton and of another tower contiguous thereto, by Thomas Midlyngton mayor and the community of the said town to William Raueneston.

4 October, 5 Henry IV. Deed of release and quit-claim, in respect to a tenement in Bovebarrestret in the town of Suthampton, by Amice Malmeshull widow to Walter Lange of the said town burgess.

14 March, 5 Henry IV. Deed of release and quit-claim, in respect to a certain yearly rent of 8s., by Amice widow of the late William Malmeshull to Walter Lange burgess of Suthampton.

4 June, 5 Henry IV. Acknowledgment of Henry Popham esq. that he has received of Richard Bradewey, Steward of the town of Suthampton, 8l. 13s. 3d. "pro medietate subsidii."

19 June, 5 Henry IV. Acknowledgment of John Pegest of Cornwall, that he is indebted and bound in the sum of 12l. to John Therne goldsmith, John Talkarne tailor, and John Sutton hosier, all three of London.

16 September, 5 Henry IV. Letters of Exemplification under the Mayoral seal of the town of Bristol, of a certain writing under the seal of the town of Suthampton, fixing the tolls and customs, to be paid by men of Bristol on merchandize brought by them into Suthampton.

28 April, 6 Henry IV. Acknowledgment (French) of Henry Popham that he has received 10l. from Thomas Appleby, in part payment of twenty marks.

1 June, 6 Henry IV. Bond of Margaret Alond of Suthwerk for the payment of 26 shillings and 8 pence to John Therne of London, citizen and goldsmith.

—, 6 Henry IV. Deed of sale and conveyance of "duo celaria cum una petrina" in the town of Suthampton, by Alexander Dey of the said town burgess, to William Nicoll burgess of the same town.

8 June, 6 Henry IV. Lease for twenty years of a messuage &c. in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John Barflete to Adam Merrish.

3 March, 7 Henry IV. Bond of Thomas Couentre for the payment of ten marks to William Rauenston and his wife Alice.

4 March, 7 Henry IV. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement in Suthampton by Thomas Couentre of Oxford to William Rauenston and his wife Alice.

5 March, 7 Henry IV. Indented memorandum of the delivery of divers charters and other muniments by Thomas Couentre and John Spicer, to William Rauenston and his wife Alice.

— 7 Henry IV. Licence to the Mayor and Community of Suthampton, to buy and sell within their town during the fairs of St. Giles (super montem sancti Egidii juxta Wyntoniam), granted by Richard Wyot (Steward of the lord Henry Beaufort bishop of Winchester, and Justiciar of the same bishop's pavilion on the hill of St. Giles of Winchester) and Simon Membury, Treasurer of the same bishop's palace of Wolveseye.

— 8 Henry IV. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a rent of 4s. to be had yearly of a tenement in the suburb of Suthampton, called "Abovebarestret," by Benedict Flemyng of the said town burgess and John son of the said Benedict, to Michael Goos and his wife Isabella.

24 May, 8 Henry IV. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Gilbert Herry to William Rauenston and his wife Alice.

— 10 Henry IV. Letters of Attorney dated by Roger Randolf to Richard Stydulf.

10 October, 11 Henry IV. Indenture of an agreement between Thomas Godynton alias Gotton of the Isle of Wight and Margaret Tanks widow, for the satisfaction of the said Margaret in respect to the said Thomas's bond for the payment of 100l. to the same Margaret.

20 September, 11 Henry IV. Deed of grant for life in survivorship, of a tenement in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by John Beneyt the Mayor and the community of the said town, to Thomas Patryche of the same town "bowyar" and his wife Cristina.

20 September, 11 Henry IV. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement and a piece of land in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Chamberlain clerk to William Rauenston of the said town and his wife Alice.

9 July, 11 Henry IV. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all causes of action, &c., by Anabil Sopply of Tychefeld to William Raueneston of the town of Suthampton burgess.

— 11 Henry IV. Bond of John de Nobyll of Florence for the payment of 40s. to William Kyngesmyll of London, citizen.

3 October, 12 Henry IV. Acknowledgment of Thomas Marleburgh, executor of the testament of Alexander Dey of Suthampton, burgess, that he has received of John Dygill and his wife Agnes 33 shillings and 4d. in part payment of a yearly rent of ten marks.

11 October, 12 Henry IV. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by William Raueneston of the said town burgess and his wife Alice, to Henry Somer, Mark le Fayre, citizens of Winchester, and Henry Holewey, Thomas Armorer, burgesses of Suthampton, Richard Wollopp and Richard Spencer of New Sarum, William Picard citizen of London, and Gilbert Thurlbern, clerk.

12 October, 12 Henry IV. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement and "petrina cum selario" in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Marleburgh of the said town and William Rede of Bottelee, to William Nicholl of Suthampton, burgess.

20 October, 12 Henry IV. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by William Rede of Bottele to Thomas Marleburgh of Suthampton.

20 November, 12 Henry IV. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Marleburgh of the same town burgess and William Rede of Bottelee, to William Nicoll burgess of the same town.

8 February, 12 Henry IV. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect of all causes of action &c., by John Coombe clerk to John Therne of London, citizen and goldsmith.

— 12 Henry IV. Deed of gift for ever, of all his goods and chattels, by John Therne of London citizen, to John Garton, Esq. and Richard Felmonger of Southwerk.

— 12 Henry IV. Grant (French) of pardon of a trespass in respect to a pipe of wine by Thomas Beaufort, Admiral of England and Ireland and Captain of the "Chastell de Calais," to William Berman of Crofton. Dated from London.

5 June, 13 Henry IV. Acknowledgment of Thomas Marlburgh, executor of the testament of Alexander Dey late of Suthampton, deceased, that he has received 33s. 4d. of Michael Gos and his wife Isabella.

27 September, 13 Henry IV. Deed of gift for ever of a piece of land in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by John Selder to William Nicoll of the said town, burgess.

21 October, 13 Henry IV. Deed of gift for ever of a tenement with appurtenances in Suthampton, by John Mundy to John Mascall of the said town burgess.

30 October, 13 Henry IV. Acknowledgment of Thomas Leyntwardyn clerk, that he has received 100 shillings of John Nylewyn.

— 13 Henry IV. Acknowledgment of Methem Goos of the town of Suthampton burgess, that he has received 33s. 4d. from John Dygill of the same town.

27 November, 13 Henry IV. Charter-party, made and sealed by William Nycoll and Wylliam Soper of Southampton, merchants, and Geffroy de Fonille, Master of the vessel "le Vessel de Saynt Gabriell de Vimers de Hirell en Bretaigne."

10 March, 13 Henry IV. Bond of John Wulf of the town of Suthampton, burgess, for the payment of 10l. to James Seye, citizen and merchant of New Sarum.

30 March, 1 Henry V. Letters of Exemplification, under the official seal of Henry Holewey, mayor of the town of Suthampton, of the Letters of Free Passage and Safe Conduct, for an entire year, dated 31 August, 13 Henry IV., by Thomas Earl of Dorset and Admiral of England and Ireland, for Oublet Burgus of Harfleu in Normandy, prisoner of Thomas Codeworth of Weymouth, at whose request are granted the said letters of Free Passage and Safe Conduct, which empower the said Oublet Burgus to cross the seas from whatever port he may choose, in the execution of his own affairs, and within the said year to return either in person or by attorney, in a vessel of 40 tons burden, manned with seven seamen and freighted with merchandise of his own selection, and to dispose of the same freight for his own profit and advantage.

25 November, 1 Henry V. Bond of John Shopper of New Sarum mercer, for the payment of 5 marks 3 shillings and 4 pence to Clarice Pecock of Southwerk.

— 1 Henry V. Lease for ten years, of a piece of vacant ground in Bole Street in the town of Suthampton, by the Mayor and community of the said town to Walter Fetplace of the same town burgess.

6 January, 3 Henry V. Deed of gift for ever, of lands and tenements &c. in the town of Suthampton, by John Barnabe of New Sarum to his son John Barnabe.

7 April, 5 Henry V. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by Richarde de Towne to Thomas Belle and Benedict Wychford.

27 April, 5 Henry V. Deed of gift for ever, of the moiety of a tenement with appurtenances in the town of Suthampton, by Robert de Bercroft and his wife of Joan, to William Nycoll of the said town burgess.

15 May, 5 Henry V. Deed of gift for ever, of the half of a certain tenement with the whole of a certain vault in the town of Suthampton, by William Nycoll of the said town burgess and Richard de Towne, to Robert de Bercroft and his wife Joan.

15 May, 5 Henry V. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by Richard de Towne to Thomas Belle and Benedict Wichford.

17 January, 5 Henry V. Deed of gift for ever, of certain tenements in the town of Suthampton, by Robert Hayne, Henry Swanlond, Thomas Selby, William Breeme and Thomas Cosyns, to Adam Merreysh of the said town burgess and his wife Joan.

28 April, 6 Henry V. Letters of attorney, for livery of seisin, by Thomas, Duke of Exeter, &c., to Thomas Soper of Suthampton burgess and Thomas Clere.

28 April, 6 Henry V. Deed of gift and conveyance by Thomas, Duke of Exeter &c., of certain lands and tenements &c. in the town of Suthampton, which came to His Grace of the gift and feoffment of Thomas Apulby late of the said town burgess, to Roger Whelpedale, Philip Caxton, Richard Barbour, William Rotheram and Thomas Frelond; To hold during the life of the wife of John Pole of the said town burgess.

7 May, 6 Henry V. Acknowledgment by Thomas Andrew of Herwych co. Essex, merchant, that he has received 10l. of William Nicoll burgess and merchant of the town of Suthampton.

28 June, 6 Henry V. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all causes of action &c. by John Dunster, formerly servant of William Rauenston of the town of Suthampton burgess, to Alice (widow of the said William) and William Rownhale clerk, executors of the testament of the said William Rauenston.

3 October, 8 Henry V. Copy of a Deed of grant for ever, by John Horewode, Warden of the Friars Minors of the town of Suthampton, and by the convent of the said Friars Minors, of their rights in their Conduit, Conduit-Head and Pipes, to the Mayor and Community of the said town.—A translation into English of this Latin deed (which was dated on 3 October, 8 Henry V) may be found in Speed's MS. "History of Southampton."

1 August, 9 Henry V. Deed of gift for ever, of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Joan formerly the wife of William Webbe deceased, to her son Henry Cayme.

1 August, 9 Henry V. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by Joan, formerly the wife of William Webbe of Bronmore, to Thomas Frelond of the town of Suthampton burgess and John Fraunceys of the same town.

4 August, 9 Henry V. Deed of gift for ever, of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Henry Cayme of Fordyngbrygge to John Sampson of Suthampton burgess.

— — (15th century). Letters of Attorney (sealed with the seal of the alderman of the guild of St. George of Northampton) by Thomas Saxby of Northampton merchant, to Christopher Ambrose and John Warde merchants of the town of Sothampton; empowering the said Christopher and John to demand and recover from Lewse Spenell and Antone Stapherson merchants of Jene the sum of 60l. due from the said Genoese merchants to the said Thomas Saxby. No date.

— 1 Henry VI. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by Robert Bercroft to Nicholas Banastre.

— 1 Henry VI. Deed of gift for ever, of the moiety of a tenement in the town of Suthampton, by Robert de Bercroft to William Nicoll of the town of Suthampton and his wife Alice.

— 1 Henry VI. Deed of gift for ever, of lands and tenements in the town and liberty of the town of Suthampton, by John Barnabe of the city of London, to Robert Malton clerk, John Boteler, Giles Thorndon, Philip Boteler, Alexander Anne, John Pydmylle and John Flemyng.

20 October, 1 Henry VI. Deed of gift for ever by John Pole Esq. of the town of Suthampton burgess to Thomas Darlyng Esq., one of the king's serjeants-at-arms, and to Joan Hanes daughter of John Hanes late of Wynchestre gentleman, of all lands and tenements &c., in the town of Suthampton, formerly pertaining to Thomas Apulby of the said town burgess, which lands and tenements, &c., he (the said John Pole) had of the grant of Thomas late Duke of Exeter, Earl of Dorset and Admiral of England.

20 October, 1 Henry VI. Deed of release and quit-claim, by John Pole Esq. of the town of Suthampton burgess, to John Darlyng Esq. one of the king's serjeants-at-arms and to Joan daughter of John Hanes late of Wychestre gentleman, in respect to lands and tenements &c. lately belonging in the town of Suthampton and elsewhere to Thomas Appulby of the said town burgess, which lands and tenements &c. the said John Pole had of the gift of Thomas late Duke of Exeter.

12 November, 1 Henry VI. The Indenture, bearing the seal of Joan Queen of England, of the agreement made between the said queen of the one part, and William Nichole mayor and the community of Suthampton of the other part, whereby in consideration of a yearly payment of four marks, which the said Mayor and community covenant to pay her yearly during the term of her life, Her Majesty grants to the said Mayor and community and their successors for the term of her life, that they may by their attorneys for that purpose duly appointed claim and collect and keep and put to their own use all goods and chattels &c. accruing to her said Majesty within the town of Suthampton and the precinct and liberty thereof, "virtute literarum patencium per dominum Henricum nuper Regem Anglie quartum eidem Regine confectarum." Dated at Westminster.

— 3 Henry VI. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever, of a tenement with appurtenances in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by William Reynold citizen and vintner of London, to Peter Jamys of Suthampton burgess and his wife Joan.

20 October, 4 Henry VI. Acknowledgment of John Foxholes (Clerk of the Treasury and Receiver-General of Joan Queen of England) that he has received of the Mayor and Community of the town of Southampton 60l., in part payment of the greater sum of the fee-farm of their town.

11 December, 4 Henry VI. Similar acknowledgment by James Foxholes, that he has received 14l. 16s. 8d. in part payment of the feefarm of the town of Southampton.

26 August, 5 Henry VI. Bond of Robert Bacon of the town of Shypdene, Master of the Crayere called Le Peter de Crawmere and Simon Rowland, Master of the Crayere called La Elene de Shyllynghamhythe, for the payment of twenty marks to John Wodeford, Steward of the town of Suthampton.

18 June, 6 Henry VI. Deed of gift by William Sedlyng of Southfarham co. Southampton, of his burgage with appurtenances in Southfarham and all his goods and chattels &c., to John Pole of Suthampton esq. Also attached to this instrument, the Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin to the said John Pole, by the said William Sedlyng to John Bussh, John Leuerton and William Mounde.

2 April, 6 Henry VI. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever, of his lands and tenements &c. in the town and parish of Southstonham co. Southampton, by William Nicoll of the town of Suthampton burgess to Peter Osmond and William Raveneston clerks, and Robert Ovyngham of the last-named town burgess, and John Sues "de Hille juxta Suthampton."

12 February, 6 Henry VI. Deed of sale and conveyance for ever, of a tenement in English Street and four cottages in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by Alice, widow and executrix of the testament of the late John Sampson, to Thomas Godyton of the Isle of Wight gentleman.

20 March, 6 Henry VI. Deed of conveyance, of messuages and lands &c. within the liberty of the town of Suthampton, by Roger Hosewyff to William Chamberleyn and Ralph Chamberleyn.

26 April, 6 Henry VI. Deed of gift for ever, of all his messuages and tofts &c. in the town and liberty of the town of Suthampton, by William Nicoll of the said town burgess to John Sues "de Hille juxta Suthampton," Richard Stonhard of Fowy co. Cornwall, and William Rede of Lostithiel in the same county.

19 April, 6 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to certain messuages, cottages and crofts &c. in the town of Suth hampton and the liberty thereof, by Sir Henry Plesyngton knt. (cousin and heir of Sir Robert Plesyngton knt.) to William Chamberleyn of the said town.

—, 6 Henry VI. Indented memorandum of divers goods and chattels on his manor of Warneford, sold by Thomas Ponyngges lord of St. John to William Nycoll of Hampton merchant.

16 December, 6 Henry VI. Bond of Alice, widow of John Sampson formerly burgess of Suthampton, for payment of 40l. to Thomas Godyton of the Isle of Wight.

1 April, 7 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim by John Penkeston to Agnes Langstoke.

16 June, 7 Henry VI. Deed of conveyance of divers lands and tenements &c., formerly belonging to Thomas Appilby in the town of Suthampton, by Robert Longe esq., Peter Coudray esq., Robert Wayte and John Esmond the elder, to Peter Jamys, John Flemyng, Peter Osmond clerk and John Barton clerk, all of the town of Suthampton.

16 January, 9 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a messuage in the High Street of Suthampton, by Ancelm Bennyng of Hatfeld-Bishops co. Hertford to John Crawle of Suthampton hosyer.

17 April, 9 Henry VI. Deed of gift for ever, of divers lands and tenements &c. in the town and parish of South Stonham co. Suthampton, by Peter Osmond clerk, William Reueneston clerk, Robert Honyngham of Suthampton burgess and John Sues of Hylle near the town of Suthampton, to William Nycoll of the said town burgess and Richard Knyght clerk.

— 9 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to certain shops, lands and tenements in the town of Suthampton, by William Belnayre to John Smyth vicar of the church of Froyle, Peter Osmond vicar of the church of St. Cross in the town of Suthampton, Matilda widow of Thomas Armorer, John Fayrle, Richard Turnant, John Draper, John Huse chaplain, Benedict Wycheford, John North draper, Richard Baudewyn and the executors of William Newe.

17 April, 9 Henry VI. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by Peter Osmond clerk to John Compton of Suthampton.

26 May, 9 Henry VI. Deed of gift for ever, of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John Crawle of the said town hosier to William Nicoll burgess and merchant of the same town.

9 June, 9 Henry VI. Deed of gift for ever of his reversionary interest in lands and tenements in the town of Suthampton and elsewhere in the county of Suthampton, by Ancelm Bennyng to John Pool esq. and William Malemeshulle cutler of Suthampton.

19 February, 11 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John Pole esq. to William Nicholle of the said town merchant.

19 June, 11 Henry VI. Lease for one hundred years, at a yearly rent of a red rose, of the tower over their Water-gate and also of an adjacent tower, by the Mayor and community of the town of Suthampton to William Sopere, who is bound to keep in repair the same tower, which he has already repaired.

—, 13 Henry VI. Deed of grant in fee-farm, of a piece of vacant land called "Mersery Lane," in the town of Suthampton, by John Emery the Mayor and the community of the said town to John Hunt esq. of the same town and his wife Alice.

—, 14 Henry VI. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by John Barnabe of London and his wife Petronilla to Nicholas Banastre and Richard Hunte.

1 June, 14 Henry VI. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by John Boteler of London and Alexander Anne to John Flemyng.

1 June, 14 Henry VI. Deed of conveyance for ever, of certain lands and tenements in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by John Boteler citizen and clothworker of London, Alexander Anne and John Flemyng, to John Barnabe citizen and clothworker of London.

14 December, 15 Henry VI. Indenture of the agreement of John Chamberleyn of the town of Southampton burgess, to accept a certain yearly rent of 4l. for twenty-four years, in lieu of a single payment of 24l., which Walter Fetplace of the same town burgess is bound to pay him next Michaelmas.

19 September, 17 Henry VI. Lease for one hundred and twenty years of the two towers, the one over and the other near the Water-Gate of the town of Suthampton, by the Mayor and community of the said town (at a yearly rent of a red rose) to William Sopere of the said town burgess. Also, the counterpart of the same lease.

5 April, 20 Henry VI. Letters of Attorney, by William Nycoll of the town of Suthampton burgess to Thomas Peri: To deliver seisin of lands and tenements, &c. in cos. Suthampton, Cornwall and Surrey to Walter Fetplace, William Stone and John Serteyn chaplain.

5 April, 20 Henry VI. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever, of all his lands, tenements and rents, &c. in cos. Southampton, Cornwall and Surrey, by William Nicoll of Suthampton burgess to Master Thomas Forest, Robert Ayleward, Walter Fetplace, William Stone and John Certeyn chaplain.

6 August, 20 Henry VI. Deed of conveyance for ever, of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Master Thomas Forest, Robert Aylward and Walter Fetplace of the said town burgesses, William Stone esq. and John Serteyn chaplain, to William Johnyssous and his wife Katherine and the heirs of their bodies.

7 July, 21 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all causes of action &c., by William Poole of Stokenesy and John Poole of the same place to John Duke of Somerset and Earl of Kendal, and to Thomas Vaghan, esquire.

11 June, 22 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Nycoll of the said town burgess and his wife Amice, to Joan formerly wife of Adam Merysshe and to Nicholas Holmehegge mayor and to the community of the said town.

8 May, 23 Henry VI. The award of Master William Prentyse (Doctor of Theology), Walter Fetplace (Mayor of the town of Suthampton), Robert Ayleward and William Blake, arbitrators; For the determination of controversy and strife between Thomas Whyte and Richard Thomas of the said town burgesses.

—, 24 Henry VI. Letters of Attorney, for livery of seisin, by John Colpeys of the city of Winchester to John Burbrigge of the town of Suthampton.

—, 24 Henry VI. Deed of gift, of nine messuages &c. in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Robert Colpeys of Winchester, to Joan wife of Nicholas Holmehegge and formerly wife of William Marche, for the term of her life ; With remainder &c. to &c.

13 April, 25 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all causes of action &c., by Richard Rownde to the Mayor and bailiffs of the town of Suthampton, and to Richard Brydde, Keeper of the Gaol of the said town.

2 May, 28 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all actions &c., by Arnold Claysson "Magistrum cujusdam Balyngere de Armouth in Selandia vocate le Marie knyght," John Van Devys, John vtten Haghe, Gerard Lowe and Peter Martynesson merchants of the same balyngere, to Thomas Payne merchant of Suthampton and owner of a balyngere called the John of Suthampton and Philip Trumpette, Master of the last-named balyngere.

9 February, 29 Henry VI. Letters of Attorney by William Pole and John Pole to John Gunas.

15 April, 29 Henry VI. Deed of gift and conveyance, of lands and tenements in the town of Suthampton and suburbs thereof, by William Pole and John Pole of Stokegnesy co. Somerset to John Gunas of Gloucester and his wife Joan, and to John Payne and Nicholas Holmehegge of Suthampton burgesses.

20 April, 29 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to lands and tenements &c. in the town of Suthampton and its suburbs, by William Pole and John Pole of Stokegnesy co. Somerset, to John Gunas of Gloucester and his wife Joan, and John Payne and Nicholas Holmehegge of Suthampton burgesses.

18 October, 30 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a rent issuing from a messuage in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Ryngwode esq. to John Chamberleyn and his wife Joan.

5 December, 31 Henry VI. Coroner's Inquisition post-mortem, with verdict that the deceased John, servant of Isbrand Peterson berebrewer, came to his death by accidental drowning.

—, 31 Henry VI. Bond of John Hampton of Bromesgrove co. Worcester, for the payment of 6l. 15s. 0d. to Robert Belhous of the town of Suthampton merchant.

26 January, 34 Henry VI. Indenture of an agreement between the Mayor, Sheriffs, and community of the town of Coventre, of the one part, and the Mayor, Sheriff, and community of the town of Suthampton, of the other part. For the exemption of the members of each community from tolls within the bounds of the other community.

10 July, 34 Henry VI. Bond of John Estfelde and Walter Clerk of the town of Suthampton burgesses, for the payment of one hundred shillings to Peter South citizen and surgeon of London.

2 October, 34 Henry VI. Deed of assignment of all the remainder of his lease of the two watergate towers of the town of Suthampton, by William Soper to John Ingoldesbye "pro consilio suo mihi impenso."

18 January, 35 Henry VI. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all causes of action, &c., and also in respect to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Walter Bacyn and his wife to the Mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of Suthampton.

25 February, 35 Henry VI. Bond of Walter Bacyn for the payment of 10l. to John William the mayor of Suthampton and Robert Belhouse the elder of the same town.

16 October, 37 Henry VI. Acknowledgment of Thomas Luyt, that he has received his fee of 13s. 4d. of William Nedham, late sheriff of the county of the town of Suthampton.

28 September, 39 Henry VI. Indented certificate, that Richard Symond, Master of the Ship called Le Gracedydee has received 31l. 10s. 10d. of Richard Gryme, Mayor of the town of Suthampton.

10 August, 1 Edward IV. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to all causes of action &c., by Thomas Bayly to William Shoteswold.

28 September, 1 Edward IV. Indented certificate, that Robert Bagworth, Mayor of the town of Suthampton, has paid to Richard Symond, Master of the ship Gracedywe the sum of 68l. 5s. 10d., for the victualling and safe custody of the said ship for one whole year.

18 January, 1 Edward IV. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever, of thirteen messuages &c. in the town of Suthampton, by Joan late the wife of Nicholas Holmehegge late burgess of the town of Suthampton, to John Holand, William Darset, William Blake, clerks, Michael Skyllyng, John William, John Doune, Simon Patrike, William Wever clerk, Andrew Arthur clerk, John Stokker, John Borughbrigge and John Moryce, in trust "ad implendam et observandam voluntatem et intencionem mei prefate Joanne eis in scriptis imposterum declarandam." Also, the counterpart of the same indenture.

20 January, 2 Edward IV. Deed of gift, for the term of her life, by Joan formerly wife of Adam Meresshe deceased, of four several messuages in the town of Suthampton, to John William, merchant, Robert Bageworth, Richard Gryme, John Dunne, John Walker, Gilbert Cornemonger, Simon Patrik and . . . . Spring "venerabilibus viris ville Suthampton," in trust to render her the rents and profits of the premises during her life. Also, the counterpart of the same deed.

1 April, 2 Edward IV. Certificate that John Dun, Mayor of the town of Suthampton, has paid 14l. 14s. 4d. to Richard Symond, Master of the ship called Le Gracedewe for the victualling and safe custody of the said ship from Michaelmas 1 Edward IV. to the 1st day of April in the 2nd year of the same king's reign.

6 May, 2 Edward IV. The writing of the Intention and Will for pious uses of Joan, widow of the late Nicholas Holmehegge, in respect to the thirteen messuages with appurtenances in the town of Suthampton, granted and conveyed by her to John Holand and eleven others by a deed dated 18 January 1 Edward IV., running in these words,— "Noveritis quod intencio et voluntas mei prefate Johanne de predictis messuagiis, &c., &c., est videlicet quod de undecim messuagiis predictorum tresdecim messuagiorum &c. quod si Maior burgenses et communitas ville Suthampton predicte amortizare et facere velint unam cantariam perpetuam de uno capellano idoneo annuatim celebraturo apud ecclesiam beate Maric juxta Suthampton predictam pro animabus mei prefate Johanne et predicti Nicholai nuper mariti mei ac animabus parentum et antecessorum meorum infra duos annos post mortem meam extunc proxime sequentes, Quod extunc volo post hujusmodi amortizacionem sic factam, quod Maior burgenses et communitas ville predicte habeant sibi et successoribus predictis predicta undecim messuagia cum voltis &c. ad inveniendum annuatim capellanum predictum et ad tenendum annuatim anniversarium meum et predicti Nicholai nuper mariti mei in uno die apud dictam ecclesiam beate Marie videlicet dando annuatim Andree Arthur modo capellano mei prefate Johanne decem marcas ad terminum vite sue, et post mortem ejusdem Audree dando alii capellano idoneo sic celebranti similiter decem marcas ac ad distribuendos annuatim dicto die Anniversarii viginti sex solidos et octo denarios videlicet Maiori ville predicte pro tempore existente tres solidos et quatuor denarios, et Senascallo ejusdem ville duos solidos, Et residuum inde ad distribuendum inter presbiteros clericos et pauperes ibidem, videlicet apud dictam ecclesiam beate Marie, Et quod predicti Maior burgenses et communitas et successores sui nichil capiant de exitibus et proficuis dictorum undecim messuagiorum cum pertinencüs quousque dicta amortizacio facta fuerit." In case the said Mayor and community should neglect to amortize for two years after her death, Joan Holmehegge says, "Extunc volo quod precentor dicte ecclesie beate Marie pro tempore existens habeat dicta undecim messuagia &c. sibi et successoribus suis si amortizacionem fecerit de uno capellano &c." In case the said precentor should neglect to do her will for two years, the donor to pious uses continues, "Extunc volo quod Custos domus dei ville predicte pro tempore existens habeat sibi et successoribus suis predicta undecim messuagia &c. &c. &c." for the accomplishment of her will; it being further ordered that, should the keeper of God's House be in like manner neglectful, the donor's will is to be carried into effect by the executors of her testament. After further provision for the fulfilment of her intention in respect to the aforesaid messuages, the donor to pious uses continues, "Et de duobus mesuagiis predictorum tresdecim messuagiorum residuis situatis &c. Voluntas et intencio mei prefate Johanne est quod predicta duo mesuagia cum pertinenciis vendantur per executores meos seu executores executorum meorum, Et quod pecunia inde perveniens disponatur et distribuatur per eosdem executores pro animabus mei prefate Johanne et dicti Nicholai nuper mariti mei ac animabus parentum antccessorum amicorum et omnium benefactorum meorum prout ipsi meiius et uberius viderint et sciverint expedire."

—, 3 Edward IV. Acknowledgment of Thomas Luyt, that he has received 13s. 4d. of Thomas Walker, late sheriff of Southampton.

22 March, 5 Edward IV. Letters of attorney, for livery of seisin, by John Gonas of London weaver and Joan his wife, to Walter William and William Thomas.

22 March, 5 Edward IV. Deed of gift for ever, by John Gonas of London weaver and his wife Joan, to Walter Fetiplace, John William, John Donne, Guy Cornemonger and William Hekkele of Suthampton burgesses, of lands and tenements in the said town of Suthampton, formerly the property of John duke of Exeter, and afterwards of John Pole. Also, dated on 1 April in the same year, a deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to the same lands and tenements, by the said John Gonas and his wife.

13 September, 6 Edward IV. Lease for ninety-nine years, of two pieces of land in the town of Suthampton, by the Mayor (Gilbert Cornmonger) and the community of the said town to John Walker merchant of the same town.

8 January, 6 Edward IV. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to the thirteen tenements conveyed to trustees for the execution of Joan Holmehegge's last will, by the Master, brethren and sisters of St. Julian's Hospital to the aforesaid trustees.

12 December, 8 Edward IV. Certificatory Letters, touching the petition made to the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of Suthampton by the tailors of the said town, and the consent of the same Mayor &c. to the said petition, whereby the tailors of Suthampton sought for the protection of their trade against the encroachments and competition of foreign tailors. After stating that heretofore their gains have been "wonte to rise of the strange people comynge into the poorte of the saied towne as in carryckes galleys shippes of Spayne, Portingall, Almayne, Flanders, Zelonde, and others in their vyages, ther beynge for their use to cutte their clothe by the handes of the taylors of the same town," John Renande (Roeffe Taylor) and the petitioners of the Craft of Tailors of Suthampton complain that to their injury "Nowe of late in dyvers carrickes galleyes and in shippes of strangers have come taylers of divers nacions and sondre in them by divers tymes the which tary and abyde within the carrickes galleyes and shippes within the same poorte &c."

10 January, 8 Edward IV. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respact to a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Joan Tilby widow, William Saunderson, Esq., Oliver Sherd, and his wife Joan, to John James of the said town burgess.

31 August, 9 Edward IV. Lease for ninety-nine years, of certain vacant lands "apud le West Kay" and certain other adjacent lands, by Robert Bagworthe (the Mayor) and the whole community of the town of Suthampton to John William of the same town burgess.

20 January, 12 Edward IV. Bond of Thomas Dun grocer for the payment of 10l. to Nicholas Baker esquire, and David Restell yeoman.

16 September, 14 Edward IV. Bond of William Kerver citizen and merchant of London, Christofer Ambrose of the town of Suthampton merchant, Michael de Chyperell of Florence merchant, and Gabriel de Leorsy and Paul Theople of Venice merchants, for the payment of 40l. to Geoffrey Moumbray of Suthampton sheriff.

1 April, 16 Edward IV. Deed of gift for life, of a yearly rent of twenty shillings, by the Prior and Convent of St. Denis near Suthampton to Willian Gunter of the said town merchant.

1 May, 17 Edward IV. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to two Watergate Towers &c. in the town of Suthampton by John Ingoldesby to the Mayor bailiffs and community of the said town.

11 September, 17 Edward IV. Letters certificatory of the Grant of Powers and Privileges, made at their humble petition to the Cordwainers of the town of Suthampton by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the same town.

31 October, 18 Edward IV. Letters of attorney, for taking livery of seisin, by Robert Maudite, son and heir of Alice Maudite, to William Shoteswold and John Filder.

31 October, 18 Edward IV. Deed of Gift and conveyance for ever of divers lands and tenements &c. both within and without the parish of Suthstoneham co. Suthampton, by Robert Mawdyte (son and heir of Alice Mawdyte, daughter and heir of Oliver Nichol, who was brother of William Nicholl formerly of Suthampton Burgess) to John Ludlowe, John Walker, Richard Gryme, Walter Feteplace, Robert Bluet and Michael Luke.

2 December, 18 Edward IV. Letters of Evidence, touching the testament of William Nycoll by John Ingler, mayor of Newe Saresbury: "To all trewe Christien people whiche these present lettres shall see or here redde John Ingler Mayre of the Cite of Newe Saresbury sendeth dewe recommendacion in our Lorde God everlasting, and forasmuche as that hit is nedefull and meritory to every trewe Christien Manne to bere wytnesse of trouthe so that Allway trouthe may be preferrid and every untrewe matier leyed apart To youre Universiteze grete sadnesses and Wysedomes be it knowen shewed and undrestonden That one Thomas Pyrie oure faithfull Brother a Cocitezene of the Cite aforeseid beyng with us a Manne of good name fame condicion openyon and of feithfull delyng honeste conversacion and governaunce the making herof personally apperyng before me the seid Mayre and other that is to sey William Roket marchaunt, William Shirwode, John Gamelyn mercers and William Wynne Notary Imperialle Cocitezeins of the foreseid Cite Within the seid Cite as in the Mansion and dwellyng place of me the seid Maire than and there the seame Thomas Pyrie of his owen fre wylle be fore us shewyng, and declaryng in maner and forme as herafter folowyth and ensueth, First that he was servaunt with one William Nycoll sumtyme Burges & Merchaunt of the Towne of Suthampton in the tyme of the decesse of the same William & longe tyme before, And that the said William beyng in his helth and good mynde then commaunded the same Thomas to bringe to hym into his parle in Suthampton clene papir & penne & Inke and bygynne to write the forme of the begynnyng of his testament the whiche the same Thomas so dide & ferthermore commaunded hym to write particuler legatis as well to Churches & Places of Religion as to private persones servauntes & other named by the same William and forth with after to write his devise of disposicion of the residue of his godes before not quethed equally to be departed betwix Julian his wyfe and Richard Thomas his kynnesman then beyng his factour & purser of his Shipp named the Marie of Hampton beyng in a bay viage, and that so doon he commaunded the seid Thomas to wryte his devise & disposicion of alle his landis and tenementes &c. that he att that day hadde within the Town and Suburb &c. of Southampton & ellis where within the Realme of Englonde & the landis & tenementes &c. he devised to be departed assone after his decesse as they godely myght in too parties by even porcions Whereof he devysed the one partie to the seid Julian his Wyfe to have to hir terme of her lyfe yeldyng therfore Rentis and Services dewe &c. And also beryng therof half of an annuell charge for a prestes wagis and of an anniversarie or obite in the parisshe churche of Holy Rodes in Southampton duryng her lyfe, and after her decesse the said half of landis & tenementes &c. shulde remayn to the seid Richarde and to the heires of his body lawfully begoten for ever yeldyng therfore rentes & service due &c. And also beryng therof the said halfe of the annuell charge to the prest and of the anniversarie or obite in the churche a forseid for ever and the other partie of all the said landis & tenementes &c. the said William Nicoll devised to the same Richard To have & to holde to hym & to the heyres of his body laufully begoten for ever yeldyng therfore Rentis and services due &c. And also bering therof the other halfe of the seid Annuell charge to the seid preste and obit or Anniversarie in the seid Churche for ever, and yf it hapned the seid Richard to decesse without suche heir of his body begoten that than the said parte of all the said landis & tenementis &c. so devised to the said Richard and also the said other parte of all the said landes and tenementes &c. devised to the said Julian when they be hapned to falle after hir decesse shulde holly remayne to Jone the wyfe of Thomas Payne of Loo in Cornewalle Suster of the said Richard & to the heyres of her body lawfully begoten for ever yeldyng therfore rentis and services due &c. and also bering of and for alle the seid londis and tenementes &c. the hole charge Annuelle to the Prest & Anniversari or obit in the Churche aforesaid as it is above rehersed for ever, And if it hapned that the seid Richard or his said heyres or elles the said Johane or her said heyres to fayle and not bere the said charges of Annuite to the Preist or of the Anniversary or obite in the said Churche by an hole yere that than alle the said londes and tenementes with the appurtenaunces shulde holy remayne to the Mayre and Burgeis of the Towne of Suthampton and to theire successoures for ever, and yf it hapned to the seid Johane to decese withoute heyres of her body laufully begoten that then all the said loudes and tenementes with the appurtenaunces shulde holy remayne to the said Maire and Burgeis of the Towne of Suthampton aforeseid, and to theyre successours forever, yeldyng therfore rentes and services dewe and of olde tyme accustumed and also beryng the seid hole charge to the Preiste and Anniversary or Obite in the said Churche forever, and if it hapned the said Mayre & Burgeys to faile and not bere the said charge to the Preiste and Anniversary or obite in the said Churche as is above rehersed by an hole yere, that then alle the said londes and tenementis with the appurtenaunces shulde holly remayne to the Priour & Convent of the Monastery of Seint Denys be side Suthampton & to their successores for ever yeldyng ther of rentis and services due &c. And also beryng the seid charge of the Prieste and Anniversary or obite in the seid Church of Holy Rode for ever, And executors of his said testament he made the above wryten Julian & Richard. Item after this thus doon the said William Nicoll become dedly seke so that his Fisicions given him over for a ded man. And then it was remembred by Sir John Serteyn and other beyng aboute the seid William Nicoll howe that his manor of South-Stonham with his pertinences laye withoute Cite or Borugh in the countie at large, and if the seid William Nicoll decessed seased therof that then his brother's doughter called Alice, the whiche was weddyd to a bondeman at Twyford, sholde have bene heyre to hit &c. Therfore it was thought to them behovefull to make a dede of feoffament & enfeoffe certein personis in alle the said londis & tenementis &c. And so the seid Thomas Pyrie was commaunded by the seid Julian Sir John Serteyn & William Stone to make a dede ther. . . . Maister Thomas Foreste Walter Fetplace Robert Aylward William Stone and Sir John Serteyn preste and a lettre of Attorne to the seid Thomas Pyrie to deliver season in the name of the seid William Nicoll to the seid feoffees of & in all the seid londes & tenementes, and when the seid Thomas Pyrie hadde write the seid evidences & putt wex to them & brought them to the seid William Nicolles bedside and redde them to hym openly the same William Nicolles wittes were past away and mynde allso so that he nother herd sey spake nor made any signe or tokene therto to any knowleiche, But the seid Thomas Pyrie toke the hande of the seid William Nicoll out of the bedd and so ensealed the seid evidences with the seall of the seid William Nicolle & put his hande in to the bed agen and forthwith the seid William Stone and Thomas Pirie went to South Stonham aforseid and there the same Thomas brought the seid William in possession of the seid manour with his pertinences by vertue of the seid evidences and so came agen to Suthampton, and ther brought the same William Stone and other of the Cofeoffees in possession of the tenement of the seid William Nicoll Wherin John Fleccher then dwelled In the name of all the landis & tenementes that passed by that dede within the town of Southampton suburb' &c. of the same and in the same day that the seid evidences were made & ensealed & ly very of season taken as hit is above seid, the forseid William Nicoll decessed and passed out of this world, And in Witnesse that the premisses were behadde & doon in the manere and forme aforeseid the seid Thomas Pyrie hath in presence of me the seid Maire put herto his sealle and for more evidence & credence of trouth the seal of myne office of Mairalte of the seid Citee of New Sarum at the instance of the seid Thomas Pyrie is allso putte herto. Geven att Sarum in the iide day of December in the xviijth yere of the regne of Kynge Edwarde the iiijth.

28 July, 20 Edward IV. Deed of release and quitelaim, in respect to the Manor of South Stoneham co. Suthampton and lands and tenements in the town and liberty of the town of Suthampton, by John Ludlowe, John Walkar, Richard Gryme, Walter Fetyplace and Michael Luke to William Langherne.

18 September, 22 Edward IV. Lease for thirty years, of a "celarium cum muris lapidiis" with a loft built over the same, in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by the Mayor, bailiffs and whole community of the said town, to John Walkar of the same town burgess and merchant.

29 July, 1 Richard III. Lease for sixty years, of a tenement with appurtenances in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town to Ralph Picarde of the same town merchant.

1 August, 1 Richard III. Deed of conveyance for ever, of eleven messuages with vaults, gardens, &c. by William Wever clerk, Andrew Arthur clerk, and John Borughbrigge of the town of Suthampton burgess, to Walter William, John Ludlowe, William Gunter, Thomas Reynold, Lewis Eynes, Walter Fetiplace, Roger Kelsale, Vincent Tehy, Thomas Smyth, Gabriel Howley, William Hekley mercer, Massie Salman and Thomas Marmorye.

31 January, 2 Richard III. Letters of Attorney by William Slifild, late Treasurer of Calais, to John Walker of Suthampton merchant, Anthony Spynell, Benedict Spynell, Richard Botiller of Chichester co. Sussex, and Thomas Yoxhille of Portesmouthe.

25 February, 2 Richard III. Indenture of au Agreement that, if Thomas Rogers of London (gentleman and clerk of all the king's ships), and John Long of London citizen and brewer, hold Vincent Tehy, Richard Harewode, Gabriel . . . and Thomas Dymok harmless in their own names, and not as Mayor, sheriff and bailiffs of Suthampton, in respect to certain 1,086 sacks of wool, a certain writing of statute merchaunt, whereby the said Thomas Rogers and John Long were bound to pay 1,200l. to the said Vincent, Richard, Gabriel and Thomas shall be void.

12 April, 8 Henry VII. Lease for sixty years, of a messuage and two shops in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Dymok the Mayor and the whole community of the said town to Stephen Ite of the same town.

10 March, 11 Henry VII. Lease for sixty years, of a garden in Bull Street in the town of Suthampton, by Thomas Langton bishop of Winchester and the Keeper brethren and sisters of God's House of the town of Suthampton, to the Mayor, burgesses and community of the said town.

3 April, 11 Henry VII. Lease for eighty-four years, of a certain tower over "Le Watyrgate" and of an adjoining mansion &c., with licence to build, by the Mayor, bailiffs and community of Suthampton to Richard Palshid of the same town burgess.

11 April, 12 Henry VII. Lease for sixty years, of a piece of land with a stable and barn &c. by the Mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Suthampton to Cristofer Ambrose of the same town burgess.

26 April, 13 Henry VII. Lease for sixty-eight years by Cristofer Ambrose, Mayor of the town of Suthampton, to Richard Palshid of the said town burgess, of a certain piece of land, with a stable and barn, &c., leased to the said Cristofer Ambrose by the community of the aforesaid town.

30 January, 18 Henry VII. The Confession (i.e. Depositions) of divers old men touching a matter of variance and controversy between the Town of Suthampton and the Hospital of St. Julian of Suthampton, otherwise called Goddishous'.

6 February, 20 Henry VII. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to the Salt-marsh within the county of the town of Suthampton, by the Warden brethren and Sisters of St. Julian's Hospital, otherwise called Goddishous, to the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of Suthampton.

6 February, 20 Henry VII. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever, of all that marsh near Icchyn Fery, by the Master brethren and sisters of the Hospital of St. Julian "infra villam Suthampton," to the Mayor bailiffs and community of the said town.

6 February, 20 Henry VII. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to rents issuing out of tenements, &c. in the town of Suthampton, by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town, to the Warden brethren and sisters of St. Julian's Hospital.

20 February, 20 Henry VII. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to the Little Marsh with its appurtenances, lying near Icchyn Fery near the town of Suthampton, by Cristofer Baynbrigge and the brethren and sisters of the Hospital of St. Julian, commonly called Goddishous, to the Mayor bailiffs burgesses and whole community of the said town.

28 October, 20 Henry VII. The Award of John Kingesmille "oon of the kinges Justices of the Commen place," and Rychard Broke gentleman, for the determination of variances and strife between the Master brethren and sisters of the hospital of Goddishous in Suthampton of the one part, and the Mayor and community of the said town of the other part.

20 January, 23 Henry VII. Indenture (paper) of an agreement between the Mayor burgesses and community of the town of Suthampton of the one part and the Mayor and burgesses of the town of Lemyngton of the other part, for the settlement of differences between the two towns respecting customs.

14 March, 23 Henry VII. Bond of Robert Maller mayor, John Rogers merchant, Robert Tanner tanner and merchant, Richard Kente mercer and Robert Quyck weaver, of the town of New Lymyngton, for the payment of 20l. to Robert Bisshop the mayor of the town of Suthampton and to the bailiff of the same last named town.

16 December, 23 Henry VII. Deed of release and quitclaim, in respect to a messuage and a piece of vacant ground in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by the Master brethren and sisters of St. Julian's Hospital within the said town, to the Mayor and community of the same town.

20 August, 7 Henry VIII. Indenture of agreement (touching Waterworks) between the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Suthampton of the one part and John Flemyng of the same town esquire of the other part, whereby the said Mayor &c. "graunted att the instance of the saide John Flemyng that ther shall be a sospre otherwyse called a small pippe of leede made with a stoppe conveyde owte of the greate pipe oute of the condute of the said towne at the Suthwest corner of All Halows church within the said town of Suthampton unto the sayde church walle and ther to issue and have course oute att a cocke of brasse to be made stanch att the costes and charges of the saide John Flemyng and hys assignes bytwyxte Allhallowtide and the begynnyng of Auguste, so that therbe sufficient water att alle the other condutes within the saide towne and no otherwyse;" and it was covenanted by the said John Flemyng esq. that he and his assigns would "inclose the place where the said sospre otherwyse namyd a small pippe with a stoppe shall be conveied owte of the greate pipe of the condute with ii lockes and keyes, of the which ij lockes and keyes the Wardens of the Freeres Observauntes and his successours have the kepynge of the oon key, becawse the conduyte fyrste moved and came by the said freers, and the Meyr of the forsaid towne for the tyme beyng to have the kepyng of the other key."

1 June, 7 Henry VIII. Deed of the Grant and Conveyance, of the " hedde of a Waterspryng in Lovery Meede," by John Flemyng of the town of Suthampton esq. to the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Suthampton.

—, 9 Henry VIII. Indented Certificate of the Petition to the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of Suthampton in their Guildhall assembled, made by the bakers of said town, praying for municipal authority to form themselves into a guild with powers of self-government in matters relating to their mystery and craft; And Also of the Consent of the said Mayor, &c. to the same petition.

19 May, 14 Henry VIII. Bond of Sampson Thomas of Suthampton merchant, in the sum of 20l. to the king's use, for the bringing forth from time to time of John Antyll of Suthampton hat-maker, and his goods valued at five marks; the said John having been born under obeisance to the French King.

19 May, 14 Henry VIII. Bond of Henry Hurdes of the town of Suthampton tailor, in the sum of 10l. to the king's use, for the appearance and good behaviour of Nicholas Demerall skinner, born under obeisance to the French king.

19 May, 14 Henry VIII. Bond of John Pers of the town of Suthampton merchant and Peter Rykkard of the same town cordwainer, in the sum of 40l. to the king's use, for the appearance and good behaviour of Arthur Julian of the said town cordwainer, born under obeisance to the French king.

19 May, 14 Henry VIII. Bond of Henry Savory and Richard Havart, in the sum of 20 marks to the king's use, for the appearance and good conduct of the said Henry Savory, born under the French king's obeisance.

20 May, 14 Henry VIII. Bond of Thomas Vawe clerk and John Favour of the town of Suthampton merchants, in the sum of 20l. to the king's use, for the appearance and good behaviour of the said Thomas Vawe.

20 May, 14 Henry VIII. Bond of Richard Mershe of the town of Suthampton, in the sum of ten marks to the king's use, for the appearance and good behaviour of John Melon.

1 June, 14 Henry VIII. Bond of Thomas Husee merchant, John Peeis merchant, and John Kyllek tailor, all three of the town of Suthampton, in the sum of forty marks, for the appearance and good conduct of the said John Kyllek.

20 January, 21 Henry VIII. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever of a rent issuing out of messuages in French Street, and also of a tenement and certain pieces of land in the town of Suthampton, by John Mille to the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town.

27 February, 21 Henry VIII. Bond of Henry Huttoft of the town of Suthampton, for the payment of 10l. to the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town.

20 August, 21 Henry VIII. Deed of sale and conveyance, of three tenements with gardens &c. in the town of Southampton, by Constantine Darell of Collyngbourne co. Wilts. esq., to John Mille of the said town gentleman. Also, dated 12 June, 21 Henry VIII., Deed of sale and conveyance, of a messuage with a garden in Eststrete in the town of Suthampton, by the same Constantine Darell esq. to the same John Mille gent. With deeds of release and quitclaim, in respect to the same properties, by the same Constantine Darell to the same John Mille.

12 September, 21 Henry VIII. Deed of gift and conveyance, of tenements &c. in the town of Suthampton, by Constantine Darell esq. to John Mille, Richard Colnett and Henry Moleneux "ad usum. predicti Johannis Mille."

25 October, 32 Henry VIII. Lease for fifty years, of a tenement in English Street in the town of Suthampton, by the Mayor bailiffs and community of the said town to Thomas Mucklowe the elder, yeoman.

24 May, 4 Edward VI. Bond of the Mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Suthampton, in the sum of 1,000l. to the king, for payment of arrears of the fee-farm of their said town.

12 June, 5 Edward VI. Lease for four successive terms of 99 years each, by John Griffith clerk M.A. and vicar of the parish church of Holy Roodes in the town of Suthampton, to Robert Evans of the same town merchant, of the Vicarage House of the said parish-church, with other edifices appurtenant. Also, the counterpart of the same lease for four successive terms of ninety-nine years each.

26 June, 6 Edward VI. Deed of gift and conveyance for ever, by Adam Meresh of the town of Suthampton burgess, of all his goods and chattels in cos. Suthampton, Dorcestre and Suthsex, to Thomas Cook rector of the church of St. Laurence in the said town, and to Robert Hayne and Richard Beel of Hulle.

26 September, 2 & 3 Philip and Mary. Indenture of the Grant by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Southampton, to William Fevorell, Thomas Hoyskyns, Thomas Forwarde, William Bowtrell, Hugh Sharpe, Roger James and John Harryson, and the other butchers of the said town, of authority to constitute themselves into a Company or Guild, with powers of self-government in matters touching their mystery and craft.

17 March, 3 & 4 Philip and Mary. Certificate of Sir Thomas Offley knt. (Mayor) and the aldermen of London, under the mayoral seal of the said city, that the bearer thereof, William Bentley of London citizen and clothworker, is as a citizen of London free of toll throughout the realm.

28 August, 1 Elizabeth. Certificate addressed to the Barons of the Exchequer by John Gregorye, Mayor of the town of Suthampton, Thomas Pace esq., William Knight and Peter Smithe, customers; Commissioners appointed to enquire and take order respecting the discharging and shipment of all kinds of merchandize at the port of the said town.

21 September, 1 Elizabeth. Letters from Thomas Beadon, B.D., Robert Weston, D.C.L., and Robert Nowell esq., Her Majesty's Commissioners in matters ecclesiastical in the cities and dioceses of Rochester, Canterbury, Chichester and Wynchester, to Edward Willmet (mayor), John Gregory, Thomas Bekingham, Richard Buteler, John Cappelyn, John Stavelen, Nycholas Caplyn, and William Stavelen of the town of Suthampton gentlemen; Giving directions amongst other things, as to the use of an accompanying Form of Recantation of Papistical Tenets &c. Also, attached to these Letters, the Form of Recantation mentioned therein.

13 February, 5 Elizabeth. Lease for sixty years, of a tenement with appurtenances in the High Street of the town of Suthampton, by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town to William Hatton of Ningewood in the Isle of Wight yeoman.

26 January, 7 Elizabeth. Lease for sixty years, of a tenement in the High Street alias English Street in the town of Suthampton, by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town, to Thomas Torner of the same town "grosser."

20 April, 7 Elizabeth. Exemplification of the Bond (and the condition thereof) of the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Suthampton, in the sum of 40l., to Laurence Sendye of the said town fishmonger, and to the Warden fellows and scholars of the College of St. Mary of Winchester, and to the Provost of Queen's College Oxford, and to the Warden brethren and sisters of St. Julian's Hospital within the town of Suthampton.

5 November, 7 Elizabeth. Indented Certificate that, in accordance with letters from Lords of the Council, the Mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of Suthampton have paid 28l. to Symon Myldred, servant to John Baptiste de Sambitores, merchant of Spayne, dwelling in London.

8 March, 8 Elizabeth. Lease for thirty-one years, of a tenement in French Street in the town of Suthampton, by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town to John More baker.

29 April, 9 Elizabeth. The Award of William, Earl of Pembroke, Steward of Her Majesty's Household, for the determination of controversy and strife between the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of Southampton of the one part, and Benedicte Spinola of the city of Jean gentleman and free citizen of England of the other part, in respect to dues for and forfeitures on Malmesy and Muscadell wines, brought into the said country otherwise than by the port of Southampton.

23 September, 9 Elizabeth. Bond, in the amount of forty marks, of Sir Francis Dawtrey of Portiswodde knt. and Richard Knight of Portiswodde gentleman, for the payment of an annuity for life of forty shillings, to Alice Bossher of the town of Suthampton.

18 July, 14 Elizabeth. Bond of John Newman of Whitwell in the Isle of Wight yeoman, in the sum of 40l. (for his good behaviour in matters of religion), to the Bishop of Winchester.

13 April, 18 Elizabeth. Lease for forty years, of a tenement in the town of Southampton, by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town to Andrew Studley of the same town, mercer.

4 October, 18 Elizabeth. Lease for fifty-one years, of the Town Ditches, with the fishing thereof &c., by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Suthampton to Robert Knaplocke of the same town Notarye Publique.

16 January, 23 Elizabeth. Certificate of John Robyns mayor of New Sarum and John Venarde J.P. and gentleman, to the good character and behaviour of William Pratt and Katheryn Ayhyer, now his wife, during their residence in the said city.

14 August, 31 Elizabeth. Lease to farm for twelve years, of the money accruing by way of forfeiture under the Sweet Wines Grant, by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of Southampton to the Rt. Hon. Robert the Earl of Essex.

12 February, 34 Elizabeth. Writ of the Court of Exchequer (touching certain loads of wool belonging to James Bysse) addressed to the Mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Southampton.

26 June, 37 Elizabeth. Indenture of an agreement between Roger Pedley of the town of Suthampton yeoman of the one part, and the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the same town of the other part. For the construction of water-works for the town's service.

1 July, 40 Elizabeth. Lease for forty-one years, of the Brewers' Tower, parcel of the walls of the town of Suthampton, by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town to Walter Feverell of the same town butcher.

20 December, 14 James I. Indenture of the petition of the clothworkers of the town of Southampton to the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town, for authority to constitute themselves into "a settled Company and Fellowshipp of the Art and Mistery of Clothworkers," and also of the consent of the said Mayor bailiffs and burgesses to the petition, so preferred by Lionell Austin, William Suffield, John Appleton, Nicholas Wheate and other cloth-workers, Who represent in the preamble to their petition, that they and their fellows "doe use the said Art or Mistery within the said towne, vizt. rowinge, burlinge, fulling, dressinge and pressinge of kerseys, serges and other drapery, keepinge both journymen and apprentices for the doinge thereof."

20 December, 14 James I. Indenture of the petition of the Seargeweavers and Woolkemmers of the town of Southampton to the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town, for authority to constitute themselves into "a settled Company and Fellowshipp of the said Artes and Misteries of sargemakers, sargeweavers and woollkemmers;" and of the consent of the said Mayor &c. to the said petition, preferred in behalf of themselves and their fellows by John Clungeon, Isacke Herrevill, Andrew Harris, Richard Goare, Roger Morse, Henry Ayres, Daniel Hersaunt, Richard Allen, Robert Toldervey, William Peare, and twenty-eight others.—Also, a duplicate of the same Indenture.

20 March, 18 James I. Indenture of an agreement between the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Suthampton of the one part, and Arthur Baker of the said town alderman of the other part, for the construction of Waterworks for the use and service of the said town.

1 May, 22 James I. The Award of Henry Sherfield, for the determination of controversy between the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Southampton of the one part, and certain wine merchants of the same town of the other part, on questions touching the ancient grants to five several Religious Houses, of five tons yearly of Prisage Wines out of wines landed at the port of the said town.

12 October, 20 Charles I. Bond of Ellis Antram of the town of Suthampton, and of Richard Biscombe and Samuel Downes of the same town, in the sum of 100l., to the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the said town, for the good conduct of the said Ellis Antrim in the office of a Serjeant-at-Mace.

10 October, 24 Charles I. Indenture of an agreement, between the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Southampton of the one part, and Thomas Mason, Richard Bellchamber and James Legay of the same town of the other part: For the appointment of the said Thomas, Richard and James to be the deputies of the said Corporation for gathering forfeitures &c. under the Sweet Wines Grant.

28 May, 25 Charles I. Draft of an agreement, between the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Suthampton of the one part, and Richard Maior gentleman (executor of the last will and testament of his father John Maior deceased), Thomas Wulfris, William Lovington and William Wolgar of the other part.

21 September, 12 Charles II. Orders made by Sir Moundeford Bramston LLD., Chancellor of the Bishop of Winchester. For the determination of controversies between the Mayor of the said town and the Vicar of the Church of Holy Rhoods.

4 June, 20 Charles II. Indenture tripartite, of an agreement between the Mayor &c. of the town of Southampton of the first part, Major Dunch of Baddeley of the second part, and John Steptow and others of the third part; of the Assignment of a house &c. in French Street in the said town for St. John's Hospital.

4 June, 25 Charles II. Letters of attorney (for acknowledging a certain indenture in the Court of Chancery, with a view to its enrolment there) by the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of Southampton, to John Herne and John Brockett of the Middle Temple gentlemen.

20 August, 25 Charles II. Indenture of an agreement between the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of Southampton of the first part, Major Dunch of Baddesley of the second part, and the Warden and Poor Children of the Hospital of St. John the Baptist of the said town of the third part: For the endowment of the said hospital with an annuity of 40l.

4 September, 25 Charles II. Precept of the Court of Chancery, directed to William Higgins gentleman, For the execution of a decree of the said Court, touching the provisions for charitable uses of the last will and testament of Nathaniel Mille deceased.

29 September, 29 Charles II. Indenture of an agreement between the Mayor bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Southampton of the first part, and John Pinhorne schoolmaster of the Free School of the said town of the second part, and Edward Reynolds D.D. and his mother Mary Reynolds (widow and executrix of Edward Reynolds late Lord Bishop of Norwich deceased); for assuring to the Master of the said school an additional income of 5l. a year.

31 May, 2 William and Mary. The will (with probate, granted on 8 December 1690 A.D.) of Robert Thorner of Baddesley co. Southampton, gentleman.

Besides the Municipal and Private deeds mentioned in this catalogue, there are preserved in the Muniment Room of the Town of Southampton thirty-eight bundles of extinct leases, of the 16th 17th and 18th centuries, that afford no matters falling within the scope of the enquiries of Her Majesty's Historical MSS. Commissioners.