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Guild of the Holy Cross: Grants and leases


Licence from Roger Pagette, master, John Clopton, John Gilberte, John Oxton, Robert Iremonger, Thomas Dawbys, John Wager, John Bryghtwell and John Barnarde, aldermen, and Thomas Tasker, mercer, and William Trewman, proctors, of the Gild of the Holy Cross, etc. of Stratford upon Auen, to (sir) John Menske, one of the priests of the said Gild, `thorowe the instaunee and desire of John Hugeforde squyer', `to take hym a servyse, benyfice or chauntry where hit plese hym and as longe as hit shall plese hym' and to return to the Gild at will after the second `avoydaunce' of any priest if sir William Wyniarke should desire to have that, according to an indenture sealed by the Gild on Thursday in the feast of St. George, 12 Edward IV Witnesses: William Harewell `squyer', Thomas Clopton `squyer', maister John Rows, priest of Gybelyffe, William Roose of Emscote `and many odur' Given at Stratford in the Gild hall, in the day and feast of St. James the Apostle, 13 Edward IV Seal lost Endorsed: The indenture of sir John Manske, parson of Ilmyngton