Memorials: 1352

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Memorials of London and London Life in the 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries. Originally published by Longmans, Green, London, 1868.

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Presentation to a Chantry at St. Paul's, founded by Sir John de Pulteneye.

26 Edward III. A.D. 1352. Letter-Book F. fol. ccxv. (Latin.)

"To the venerable and discreet men, the Dean and Chapter of the Church of St.Paul, in London, Andrew Aubrey, Mayor of the same city, greeting in the Lord. We do present unto you by these presents our dearly beloved in Christ, Sir William Mason, Priest, to fill the perpetual Chantry now vacant, with all the rights thereof, which has been founded for a fitting Priest in the Church of St. Paul, aforesaid, to celebrate Divine Service for the soul of John de Pulteneye, (fn. 1) Knight, and the souls of other persons in the will of him, the same John, named, and the souls of all faithful persons deceased; and to our presentation, by reason of our holding the office of Mayor of the city aforesaid, in virtue of the will of the said John, belonging; and we do beg of you, that you will admit the said John to the Chantry aforesaid, and, as the usage is, will canonically institute him in the same, and will deign to do, in favour of us, the other things which in this behalf unto your office pertain. In witness whereof, we have caused these our letters patent, sealed with the Seal of the Mayoralty of the said city, to be made. Given at London, on the Thursday next after the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul [29 June], in the 26th year of the reign of King Edward, after the Conquest the Third."


  • 1. Four times Mayor, and a great benefactor to the City. He was buried at St. Paul's.