Is he to deliver to John Halleman Paston's evidences belonging to the manor of Wodhalle in Pagrave, and under what form? Hopes to see him at Norwich, on Tuesday or Wednesday after Michaelmas-day. Cressingham, 20 Sept.
On the back are written, in William Paston's hand, some notes of a case touching 'Frater Kensale.'
[Ralph Wolman _alias_ Harple was incumbent of Cressingham from 1427 to 1460; but this letter could not have been written later than 1443, as William Paston died in August of the following year.]
[Footnote 30.2: _Ibid._]
[Footnote 31.1: _See_ Note 2 on page 29. _See also_ Blomefield, viii. 127.]
[Footnote 31.2: [From Paston MSS., B.M.]]
Mutilated Letter in French, from JOHN VAUX, Parson of Edythorp, to ----.
Only the right-hand half of the letter remains. Names mentioned--Richard de Causton, William Coule. Date lost.
[John Vaux was Rector of Edingthorp in Norfolk, in 1388. His successor was John Prentys, who was presented to the living in 1429 by the feoffees of the duchy of Lancaster.--Blomefield, xi. 29.]
[Footnote 31.3: _Ibid._]
[Sidenote: 1426 / DEC. 7]
'A grant of the Monastery of Bury to make William Paston, justice, brother of the Chapter-House.' Day of St. Ambrose 1429.
[The description is taken from an endorsement. The document itself is printed in Yates's _Bury St. Edmunds_, p. 156.]
[Footnote 32.1: [Add. Charter 17,226, B.M.]]
WILLIAM PASTON TO THE VICAR OF THE ABBOT OF CLUGNY[32.2]
My ryghte worthy and worshopeful lord, I recomaunde me to yow. And for as meche [as I] conseyve verrayly that ye arn Vicar general in Inggelond of the worthy Prelate, the Abbot of Clunie, and have hys power in many grete articles, and mong other in profession of monkes in Inggelond of the seyd ordere. And in my cuntre, but a myle fro the place where I was born, is the poure hous of Bromholm of the same ordre, in wheche arn divers vertuous yongge men, monkes clad and unprofessyd, that have abedyn there... . Abbyte ix. or x. yeer; and be lenger delaye of here profession, many inconvenientez arne lyke to falle. And also the priour of ... hath resigned in to your worthy handes by certeins notables and resonables causes, as it apperyth by an instrument, and a symple lettre under the comune seal of the seyd hous of Bromholm, which the berare of this hath redy to shewe yow, wher up on I prey yow wyt al my herte, and as I evere may do yow service, that it lyke to your grace to graunte of your charite, by yowr worthy lettres to the priour of Thetford in Norfolk, of the seyde ordre of Clunye, autorite and power as your ministre and depute to professe in dwe forme the seyd monkes of Bromholm unprofessed. And that it lyke yow evermore to accepte and admitte the seyd resygnacion by your seyd autoritie and power, wyth the favour of your good lordshepe in comfort and consolacion of your pouere prestes, the monkes of the seyd hous of Bromholm, and there up to graunte your worthy lettres, wittenessyng the same acceptacion and admyssion of the seyd resignacion, and al your seyd lettres to delyvere to my clerke, to wham I prey yow to gyve feith and credence touchant this matier, and to delivere it hym in alle the hast resonable. And I am your man, and evere will be by the grace of God, which evere have yow in his kepyng. Writen at Norwich the [33.1] of Aprill.
[Footnote 32.2: [From Paston MSS., B.M.] This letter is printed from a rough draft written on paper, corrected in William Paston's own hand, and scribbled over, after his fashion, with numerous other drafts and jottings on both sides. Some of these occur upside down between the lines of this letter. At the head of the memoranda on the back are the words, 'In parliamento, anno H. vj. viij.' from which we may infer the date to be at least as early.]
[Footnote 33.1: Blank in MS.]
A Memorandum, dated 8 Henry VI., that Sir Simon Felbrigge, William Paston, &c., recovered certain land in Edithorp, Bakton, and Northwalsham, against Richard, Abbot of St. Benet's, Hulme, John Roys, and others.
[Footnote 33.2: [From Paston MSS., B.M.]]
ROBERT, LORD OF WILLUGHBY AND BEAUMESNIL, TO WILLIAM PASTON, ESQ.
[Sidenote: 1431 / JAN. 8]
Notifying that he has granted to Sir William Oldhall and Margaret, our sister, his wife, for moneys which Oldhall has lent and paid for him at need, an annuity of 120 marks on lands in Norfolk and Suffolk, in which ye (William Paston, Esq.) stand enfeoffed, to our behoof. Pont de l'Arche, 8 Jan. 1430, 9 Hen. VI.--_Signed. Fine seal, mutilated._
[Footnote 33.3: [Add. Charter 17,227, B.M.]]
[Sidenote: 1432 / MAY 1]
Deed Poll, whereby Robert York, Prior of the church of St. Andrew of Broomholme, and the Convent of the same place, grant to Sir Simon Felbrygg, Knt., William Paston of Paston, and others, certain lands in Bacton Wood, &c., 1 May, 10 Henry VI. (_Fragment of seal._)
[Footnote 34.1: [Add. Charter 14,313, B.M. (Dr. Turner's Coll.)]]
EDUCATION OF HENRY VI[34.2]