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TitleLicence for Alienation in Mortmain (Letters Patent)
Description[25 Oct 6 Rich. II]

i) King Richard II
ii) Joan, Widow of Nicholas Grene of Exton
iii) Sir Anketill Mallore, Kt; Sir John Helwelle, Kt; James de Kyneton, Clerk; and John Auncell of Poynton
iv) Thomas Hogekyn, Chaplain of the Chantry in the Chapel of St John the Evangelist in the Manor of Exton

One messuage, 2 tofts, 2 bovates, 1 virgate and 6a land, 5s rent and the moiety of a toft in Exton for the maintenance of the Chantry Chaplains.

Consideration: 10 marks paid by ii)

Seal: Great Seal of Richard II in good condition on green and red silk tags.

N.B. Licence has illuminated and coloured inital letter R depicting St John the Evangelist with a book and quill pen; his feet rest on an eagle. A shield with the arms of Brus (azure a saltire and a chief or) impaled with [?Grene] (argent fretty sable, a mullet on the first on a canton of the second) is depicted in the left-hand margin.

[Further reference: see C.P.R. 1381-85, p.174; V.C.H., Rutland, entry for Exton; McAndrew, Bruce A., Scotland's Historic Heraldry (Woodbridge, 2006), p.81.]
Date25 Oct 1382
Physical Description[repaired, in presentation box]
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