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T doth appeare to be Robert Morton of Bawtrie, Esqr. who founded the Chappell, the Mansion-Howse for the Maister of that Hospitall, with other Howses,

as a Barne of fower Bayes, a Stable, a Dove-coate, and a Gate-howse, but most of them ruinated, defaced, and pulled downe, and carried away, by. Thomas Robinson, Thomas Short, and the rest, who combyned in the Concealement.

That there belongeth to the said Hospitall, wherein it standeth, a Close, allso a Close-More in Scatworth carr, called Preist-Close, one other Close, called Lanc. end-Close, with 15 Roods of Meddow in Scroobie Med. dowes, all which were the Gift of the Founder.

It doth, moreover, appeare, that this Roberte Morton gave unto the Prior and' Coment of St. Oswauld 250 1. who, tn gratifie that Gift, gave unto the Master of St. Marie Magdale', then founded by Roberte Morton, eight Markes, as appereth by the Indenture of the

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said Prior, made in the time of Thomas' Lord Arcbbyshopp of Yorke, in Anno Dom. 1390, The Coppy of that 'Inventory followeth thus:

Harc Jndentura, facta inter venerabilem dominum 8 patrem, dominum Thomam, Dei gratia Archiepiscopum Eborum,.primiať fides legatum, ex una parle, & * religeosos viros, Adan priorem Sancti Oswaldi de Nostell, & ejusdem loci conventum, ex altera parte, - Tetator, quod, cum iidem prior & conventus, per quoddam scriptum suum Indentatum, dederunt & concesserunt Roberto, Capellaco cujusdam ? cantare in Capelli Sancti Mariæ Magdelence juxta Buwtrie, vocata le Spittle, & successoribus suis, 8 capelanis ejusdem cantare, quæ quidam cantaria est de patronatu dicti domini archiepiscopi, ut de 19 cire ecclesiæ suæ Sancti Petri Eborum, quendam " annalen redditum octo Mercarum, percipiend. secundum modum & formam scripti "? eodem prioris & condentus inde facti, cujus tenor sequitur. in hæc verba:

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Universis Sanctæ Matris ecclesiæ, ad quos præsen"tes litteræ pervenerint, Adam prior Sancti Oswaldi " de Nostell, Ordinis Sancti Augustini Eborum Diocesis, & ejusdem loci conventus, salutem in Domino

sempiternam. Noveritis, nos, unanimi assensu &

consensu totius " Capitale nostri, "* medietis licentia do- . mini Regis, pro ducentis & quadraginta libris, 's quos Robertus Morton, in magna necessitate nostro, in re

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Thomas Arundel. L. Indenture. 3 F. primitivæ fidei lega. tum, nisi malis, primitivæ sedis legatum. +L, religiosis. L. tes. tátur. 6 L. capellano. 7L, cantariæ in Capella Sancta. 8 L. Capellanis. . L. cantariæ, quæ quidem. 10 L. jure. " Sic. !? F. ejusdem. 13 L. Capituli.

13 L. Capituli. 14 F. mediante. 5 L. quas. Vol. II.

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" levationem domus nostræ prædictæ, nobis dederit & " charitatem contulerit; dedisse, concessisse, & hoc præe. senti scripto nostro Indentato confirmasse Roberto, Ca

pellano ejusdem cantariæ in capella Sancto Mariæ Magdalenc juxta Bawtry, vocata le Spittle, & successoribus suis, capellanis cjusdem Cantariæ, imperpe5 tuum 'querendam annualem reditum octo marcarum, " percipiend. de domo nostra predicta ad terminos Puri<ficatiònis beatæ Mariæ, & Nativitatis Sancti Johunnis Baptistae, per æquales portiones solvend. dicto Roberto Capellano, & successoribus suis, * Capelanis can6 tariæ prædictæ singulis, apud prædictam capellam, vớ. 6 catam le Spittle, in forma prædicta, in augmentu. " tione sustentatione dicti Capellani, & successoruń suo

rum, capellanorum cantarice prædictæ, divina in ca

pella prædicta, pro salutari statu dicti Roberti Mor*** ton, & * Johanna consortis suæ, dum vixerint, ac pro

s omnibus eorundem Roberti & Johannc cum ab hac luce migraverint, nec non pro omnibus patrem, matrem, parentum & benefactorum eorundem, imperpetuum celebraturorum; & si contingat, dictum ' amabulem redditum ad aliquem terminum prænotatum de of aretco esse in parte, vel in toto, quod tunc ibidem liceat prædicto Roberto capelato, & successoribus 'o capellavis " cantariæ predictæ, in placiis & maneriis " nostros de “ Tickhill, Willdecks, & Swynton, & Haywall, intrare, & in eisdem " distinguere, & is districtionis ab" ducere, " fagare, reterere, quousque eidem Roberto Ca

'F. quendam. * L. Capellanis. 3 F. augmentationem sustentationis. L. Johannæ. F. animabus. .F. animabus pa. trum & matrum, &c. 1 L. annualem. & F. à retro, id est, arse. ragio vel arrieragio. 9L. capellano. 'L. capellanis. " L. nos. tris. " F. distringere. 13 F. districtiones. 4 F. fugare & te nere, vel fugare & retinere.

.16 pelluno, "pellano, del successoribus suis 'capellavis cantariæ præ

dicto, de prædictorum reddituum . arereagiis ejusdem " plenarie fuerint : sutosfat. In cujus rei testimonium huic "præsenti scripto meo sigillum commune capituli nostri

exposuimus. Dat. in domo capitulari Sancti Oswal"di, primo die Octobris, anno Domini 1390. & anno

regni Regis Richardi secundi post conquæstum Anglice ciiiio.

Et quod si contingat, dictum s annalem redditum, post aliquem terminum, in prædicto teneri conventum, per duos ? mensis à retro esse in parte del in toto, tunc præe dicti prior & conventus, & successores sui, tenente & obligente dicto domino Archiepiscopo, & successoribus suis, quotiens in quadraginta solidos 10 starlingos, quotiens prædictum annualem redditum post " aliquam terminum per duos menses in forma prædicta à ' certo esse " contingerit, solvend. eidem Domino Archiepiscopo & successoribus apud Scroobie; in cujus rei testimonium uni parti hujus Indenturæ, penes præfatum Dominum Archiepiscopum remanenti, ' altriprior & conventus sigillum commune capituli sui apposuerunt, alteri vero "s parte, penes dictas priorem & conventum remanenti, idem dominus Archiepiscopus sigillum suum apposuit. Dat. apud Sanctum " Oswaldi " prædicto quarto die Octobris, anno Domini 1890. & anno regni regis Richardi secundi post conquæstum Angliæ xiiiio.

The Abbey of St. Oswald beinge 19 supressed, and

the Revenues comeinge to the Kinge, this Pension of v li. vi s. viii d. is continually paid by tbe Auditor and Receiver of Yorkshiere.

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'L. capellanis. Sic. 3 F. satisfacturi. * F. apposuimus. s Sic. F. tenore. 7L. menses. 8 F. tenentur & obligantur. . F. totiens. 10 F. sterlingos. TO F. sterlingos. "L. aliquem.

" L. aliquem. 12 F. retro. "L. contigerit. 14 Vox hæc delenda esse videtur.' is L. parti. L. dictos. 17 L. Oswaldum. 18 F. prædictum. 19 Sic. M 2

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And there is xxvi s. viii d. to be paid unto the Hospitall by the Lord Archbishop for the tyme beinge, as appearethe by an Abstract of the Letters Pattents, which Robert late Archbishop of Yorke purchassed from King Edward the sixt, concerning the Mannor of Scrooby, with thappartenances, by meanes of which Purchase the Lord Archbishop of Yorke holdeth the same Manor ; In which Purchase the Lord Archbishop doth take upon bim, and for this, who shall hold the same Mannor after him, to discharge the saide Kinge of these Purchasses, which, att the day of the Purchase, they were charged with, and payed the same.

The Letters Pattents beare date the 27th of May, anno septimo Edwardi sexti, as appeareth upon Record in the Rolls, as there enrolled.

Præterquam de 'sumo, nobis, heredibus, successoribus, superius per præsens reservato, ac pro : termini6 bus de demissionibus & concessionibus de præmissis pra " termino vitæ rel* anorun fucta, super quibus anti

quus redditus vel plus reservatur, ac præterquam de viginti sex solidis & octo denariis, s annatim solutis magistro hospitalis beatæ Mariæ juxta Bawtrie, pro redditus resolutione, exeuntis de certis terris in clau.

sura infra palacium in campo, sive wareno, Tocato “ Plumtree field.

Which seemes to be Clay-pitt Close, now in the oc

cupation of John Clarke. If it might please your Grace, I could rather wish the Ground then the Pension, which would be very commodious to the Hospitall.

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'F. summá. ? F. reservatá. 3 Sic, L. annorum. Sic.

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