Memorials: 1399

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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 in the Hermitage of Cripulgate.

1 Henry IV. A.D. 1399. Letter-Book I. fol. vi. (Latin.)

"To the venerable man, the Mayor of the City of London, Brother John, Abbot of the Monastery of the Blessed Mary of Gerondone, (fn. 1) of the Cistercian Order, in the Diocese of Lincoln, greeting, with honour. We do, by these presents, present unto your Reverence our dearly-beloved brother in Christ, John de Rither, our fellowmonk and priest, for the Chantry that was founded for the soul of Sir Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, by the most venerable Lady, (fn. 2) Mary de St. Pol, Countess of Pembroke, his wife, (fn. 3) in the Hermitage near to Cripulgate, in London, and which unto our presentation belongs. In witness whereof, we have to these presents set our Seal. Given in our Monastery of Gerondon aforesaid, on the Feast of St. Michael [29 September], in the year of Our Lord 1399."

In virtue of which presentation, the said John de Rither was admitted to the Chantry aforesaid, by Thomas Knolles, Mayor of London, etc.


  • 1. Now Garendon, in Leicestershire. This Hermitage was situate in Mugwell, or Mogwell, (now Monkwell), Street.
  • 2. Also Foundress of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge.
  • 3. He was slain in a tournament, on the day of his marriage, A.D. 1323.