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Cornubia licenciam commorandi in scholis per biennium in partibus
transmarinis vel in Anglia prout elegerit, ita tamen quod singulis his
annis si in Anglia fuerit semel in Adventu predictam ecclesiam suam
visitet et per totam quadragesimam residenciam in eadem faciat
personalem, proviso &c., et super hoc habet literas.' Stapeldon's
statutes order that the Chaplain shall always pray ' pro salubri
statu . . domini Johannis Tolliro * et magistri Petri de Skelton sacer-
dotum' &c. On 7 Oct. 1315 Skelton gave the bishop La Lavandrie
lying east of S. Stephen's hall and containing two chambers and
an area. On 8 Oct. Skelton further gave him a tenement lying east
of La Lavandrie, between it and the Schools of Arts. This as well
as La Lavandrie was held of the Abbess of Godstowe. A deed of

2S72. Copies of documents relating to the grant of S. Wynner by Richard de
Stapeldon 4-7 Edward II.

2922 and 2973. Copies of documents relating to the grants by Reginald de
Bevil, and the mortmain licence.

^ M.P. Truro 1304, Rymer II. i. 490, Bibl. Com. 761.

^ Gutch iii. 104, picture in Ingram (Ex. Coll.) p. 8.

^ R. of S. Stephen's by Saltash 29 Dec. 1309, Stapeldon's Reg. pp. 344, 582.

* John de Tollir or Toyllero, R. of Morchard Bishop, exchanged for Poutone
i.e. S. Breock i May 1310, canon of Crantock 1310-1, promoted to Crediton,
d. 8 Ap. 1319; Stapeldon's Reg. pp. 11, 205, 214, 236, Bitton's Reg. pp. 420, 422,
432, Bitton's Will (Camden Soc.) 37, Eccl. Ant. iii. 48, Waters' iMemoirs of the
Clusters 623, Coll. Topog. et Gen. i. 383, R. I. C. 1871 p. 239. The name Toller
occurs at Fowey.



X HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

23 Ap. 13 18, with an Inspeximus of 30 Oct., recites that the Abbess
and Convent of Godstow grant the Rector and Scholars a tenement
adjacent to the former purchase, reserving a rent of 12s, for which
they may distrain on Hart Hall and Arthur Hall.

There were several persons connected with the foundation, and
their title-deeds are preserved. It is worth while quoting some of
them, since they help us to ascertain the sites of the Halls, and to
trace the history of early Oxford families. I give those of S. Stephen's
Hall in full. The first deed connected with S. Stephen's Hall is in
or about^i2 75 (but see other deeds in Bodleian Charters 288). By it
William Crompe gave M. William de Coudray a house in S. Mildred's
parish between the house which belonged to Hugh Rufus and that
which belonged to the Abbess of Godstow at a rent of two shillings
to himself and two pence to S. Mildred's, the sum paid down being
15 marks; witnesses N. de Kyngeston, mayor, Galfridus aurifaber
and N. de Coleshulle bailiffs ; J. de Ho, P. de Ho, Ralph le seynter,
J. Culvert, W. Hastel, Simon Scotur &c. On 5 Feb. i284, Thomas
de Merston quitclaimed to M. William de Coudray for a house in
S. Mildred's, which M. Thomas de Radenore bought of Geoffrey de
Merston his father, and which Thomas sold to William ; and for
a placea behind the house which Geoffrey sold to William ; Thomas
and William giving 2 marks to Thomas de Merston ; witnesses H. de
la Grave, Hugh Cheche, J. de Fonte of Gersindon, Ralph le plumer,
J. Payn &c. In 1 281-2 Geoffrey de Merston allutarius granted William
de Coudray a placea of land, of breadth, within William's walls, 6 royal
ells and a thumb, and a quarter of an ell ; in length the whole space
between the land of M. Thomas de Radenore on the west and that
of the Abbess of Godstow on the east, between the land of William
on the north and Geoffrey's land on the south, at a rent of one clove '
at Easter, William paying down 40J ; witnesses N. de Kyngeston
mayor, T. de Sowy and Ralph le plumer bailiffs, H. Owayn,
J. Culverd, N. de Coleshulle, J. de Eu, P. de Eu, Paulinus de
Eriditon &c. In 1 281-2 Thomas de Sowy demised and quitclaimed
to William de Coudray a rent of 2j, which Thomas received from
a messuage between the land of the Abbess of Godstow and the land
of Lucia la Rede, William giving Thomas 2 J marks ; witnesses N. de
* Cf. Ilist. Comm. iv. 445 ; Rojjcrs i. 628 ; Magdalen Munimcnls 139.



HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE. xi

Kyngeston mayor, Ralph le plumer bailiff, H. Owayn, P. de Eu,
N. de Coleshulle, J. Sewy, Paulinus de Eriditon^ &c. On i Aug,
1294 Alice daughter of H. de la Grave granted and quitclaimed to
William de Coudray her right in the tenement which William had
granted her, William giving her in exchange the tenement and mead
given him by Sir H. Boveles and Henry his son in the vill of
Curtelington ; witnesses J. Culverd mayor, Andrew de Pyrie and
J. Wyz bailiffs, P. de Ho, J. de Ho &c. On 15 May 1296 Gilbert
de Coudray quitclaimed to M. William de Coudray for his houses
and land in Curtelington. In 1296 W. de Coudray granted to
William son of Thomas de la Rode of Cornwall and to Peter de
Skelton ' my clerk,' ' and to whichever of them shall live longest,'
the messuage granted me by W. Crompe, against the walls, between
the land of the Abbess of Godstow, and a messuage once belonging
to J. Culvert, with the lower court which he had from Geoffrey de
Merschton. After the death of both it is to go to the heir of William
son of Thomas. They are to pay him 40s a year for his life ;
witnesses P. de Eu mayor, Andrew de Pyrie and J. de ColeshuU
bailiffs, Robert de Wormenhale, Andrew Culvert, Symon le barbur,
R. de Berkele etc. On 7 IMay 1297 Henry, son of dominus Henry
de Boveles of Curtelinton [Kirtlington near Bicester] and Alice his
wife, granted at Oxford to William son of Thomas de la Rode of
Cornwall and Peter de Skelton clerk all his rights over the tenement
which Alice his wife had of the gift of William de Coudray ; witnesses
Robert Jurdan, Richard de Canne, John de Codesford of Curtelinton,
Symon barbitonsor of Oxford, Richard barbitonsor at the north
gate &c. In 1306 William son of Thomas de la Rode granted to
Skelton his part of the messuage he had from Coudray, and his part
in the lower court adjoining, between the Godstow tenement on the
east and a tenement once belonging to John Culverd on the west ;
he further quitclaimed to Skelton the half of this property which
Skelton held for life of the gift of Coudray ; and to warrant the grant
he bound his lands at Curtelington in Oxon and his lands at la Rode
near Esse [Saltash] in Cornwall ; witnesses J. de Dokelington mayor,
Walter de Wicumbe and W. de Pennard bailiffs, Andrew de Pyrie,

* Hist. Comm. iv. 445, 468 (CridiLon).



xii HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

Robert de Wormenhale, T. de Henexeye ', Andrew Culverd, W. de
Burncestre, J. le sauser, Simon le barbur, T. clerk &c. On 1 1 June

1 3 13 William de la Roede quitclaimed to Skelton his right in the
messuage with a court &c. ; witnesses W. de Burncestria mayor, H. de
Lynne and Gilbert de Grenestede bailiffs, Robert de Wormenhale,
P. de Wormenhale, John ColeshuUe, Andrew de Purie &c. About

1314 Gilbert de Coudray quitclaimed to Walter bishop of Exeter his
right in a burgage which he had from William de Coudray, which
burgage once belonged to William Crompe, witnesses John de
Karmynou, Otto de Bodrigan, Richard de Stapelton knights, Nicholas
de Ferrars, John de Rame, Peter de Bodrigan, Vincent de Poldrusek
and others. On 6 Oct. 13 15 Skelton at the request of the Bishop
granted to the Rector and Scholars of Stapeldone halle a messuage
called S. Stephen's Hall in S. IMildred's parish, opposite the north
wall of the city between Northgate and Smythgate, for this the
Bishop gave him £50, witnesses Richard de IMerton, Richard de
Stapeldon, John de Clifford knights, John de Gaynes, John de la
Pomeroy and others, dated at Chuddlegh in Devon on IMonday the
feast of Saint Faith the Virgin 9 Edward IL On the next day,
7 Oct. 13 1 5, Skelton granted to the Rector and Scholars two
chambers with an area, east of S. Stephen's Hall, called La Lavandrie,
which he had received from the convent of Godstow for his life ;
witnesses James de Oxton, Richarde de Mertone, Richard de
Stapeldon, John de Clifford knights, John Caynghes and others, at
Chuddelegh in Devon Tuesday the morrow of S. Faith 9 Edward IL
On the next day 8 Oct. 13 15, Skelton gave the Rector and Scholars
the rent and service of Joan de Bedeford for a tenement held by her
of Skelton for life, east of La Lavandrie and lying between it and the
' Scolae Artium,' with the reversion after Joan's death. On 7 Nov.

13 1 5 John de Skelton, Peter's brother, quitclaimed to the Rector and
Scholars, at London on Friday the morrow of S. Leonard 9 Edward IL
Finally on 12 Jan. 133I Alice widow of William de la Rode quit-
claimed at Oxford, Monday the vigil of S. Hilary 1 1 Edward II ;
witnesses H. de Stodeleye mayor, R. de Selewode and |. Peggi
bailiffs, W. dc Burcestre, R. Cary, Simon de Glouccstrc, ]. dc Biburi

' Ilibt. Comm. v. 47S.



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&c. Enrolled on the plea-roll of the Hustings, Monday the Nativity
of the Virgin for the first time, finally Monday after Epiphany.

No one, from looking at a modern College, with quadrangles and
spacious chapels, halls, libraries, and gardens, could form any idea
of how things looked in the Middle Ages. There were, it is true,
small chapels, halls, and libraries, placed quite irregularly; but the
rest of the area was occupied by small lodging houses, woodhouses,
outhouses of all kinds, dotted about narrow lanes. Still less could
any one standing in the Radcliffe Square (cleared of its population
in 1749 by Dr. Radcliffe's executors) realise to himself a state
of things when the Convocation house and Divinity School and
Bodleian, All Souls and Brasenose and Hertford, did not exist, but
there were on the west side rows of small houses used as Schools for
disputations (Wood's City i. 89); on the east side the dwellings of
the writers, bookbinders, parchment-makers, and illuminers all along
Cat Street ; and here and there a public house, among the two-storied
halls and the selds or wooden booths used as shops ; and when the
dark lanes and the large cemetery of S. Mary's (Clark's Colleges 92)
were so unsafe at night as the Coroners' inquests under Edward I
show them to have been ; when the University itself had no public
buildings, but used S. Mary's for its Convocation house, its Library,
and its Treasury ; when the city wall ran from New College by the
site of the Sheldonian, through Exeter, behind the present houses
in Broad Street (where there are remains of the bastions), and Broad
Street ifself was the city ditch, 20 feet deep, with a few Halls on
the opposite side, on the site of Balliol and Trinity, with Horsemonger
Lane in front of them on the edge of the ditch.

Many Halls were named from some Saint, or from their owners,
some from having a sign, some from having an elm by them, or
a well, or from being at a corner of the street, or having a roof of
stone or tile or lead, or having glass windows, or a chimney — a rare
thing, when there was usually a charcoal fire in the centre of the
room (after the fashion of the central fire in the huts of primeval
tribes), with an opening above to carry off the smoke. The heat
of the fire was thus all utilized while now most of the heat goes up the
chimney. A procession of students sometimes marched round the
central fire in a College hall. ' In these,' says Johnson jocosely, ' the



xlv HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

fireplace was always in the middle of the room till the Whigs
removed it on one side.' The early Halls were of wood, and thatched,
with wooden shutters for the open windows, and mere latches for the
doors (from the later use of staples came the name of Staple Hall).

Stapeldon Hall gradually absorbed several of the old Halls or
lodging houses, Bataile hall in 1320, Fragnon hall 1323, Sheld hall
1325, Scot hall 1328, Bedford hall 1335, Culverd hall 1353, Hambury
hall 1380, Castel hall (1358, finally) 1385, Checker hall 1406, Peter
hall 1470. Besides some outlying property, it thus took in the frontage
along the city wall to the north and that along S. Mildred's Lane to
the south. Some of these grants were at first made to two or three
of the fellows, who later on transferred them to the College — perhaps
when a further mortmain licence could be obtained.

Bataile Hall ^ in S. Mary Magdalen parish, opposite the church, near
the Curia Regis where the Carmelites lived (Peshall 237), lying between
the tenement of Thomas Bost (Hist. Comm. iv. 446), and that of
Thomas de Dodeford, was on 14 June 1303 given by Robert son of
Robert Punchard of Garsington to M. Gilbert de Budeford clerk ;
witnesses Edmund de la More seneschal of the Hundred outside the
North gate, Nicholas son of John de Eynesham and coroner of that
Hundred, William de Ernesby, John de Dodeford, William de Clane-
feld smith, Thomas Bost, Robert de Heyford, Robert de Brackele,
Peter de Haneberg, Thomas de Dodeford, William Meke, Robert de
Hamstalle clerk, and others. On 26 Aug. 1320 Gilbert de Bideford
clerk granted it to the Rector and Scholars of Stapeldon Hall ;
witnesses Richard de Stapeldon and William Hereward knights, John
de Pederton, John de Gaynges, Henry de Bokerel, and others.
Gilbert de Bedeford made M. Robert Hereward clerk "^ and Roger de
Doune bedell of Oxford his attorneys to deliver the seisin.

On 20 May 1323 Stapeldon granted them Ledeneporche ^ in

' Computus autumn 1365 ' i'lis iiii(/ dc reditu de Battclhall in festo S. Michaclis.'
In 1403 the College let Bataille hall to William Roll and Agnes his wife for thirty
years at 6s S(/ a year. There was an Oxford family called Bataile. On 10 Dec.
1S03 the reversion of some houses in Magdalen parish, on lease to Mr. Welch,
was sold to Worcester College for £141 16s, to improve its apjiroaches.

^ Stapeldon's Reg. 177, 255, 25 Dec. 1317 Robert Hereward deacon pres. to
Mawgan in Kerrier by William de Whalesbreus ; Le Neve i. 494 ; Rymcr IT. i. 443.

^ Perhaps the same as Willoiighby liall, Wood's O'/j' i. 66, 6S, 636. It was uii



HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE. xv

Cornwall street, between North gate and Smythc gate, which the
Bishop had received from John (son of William) le Spycer and Alice
his wife ; witnesses Richard de Stapildon, William Hereward knights,
John Kaygnes, John Prodhomme, John de la Slo, and others, at York
Friday after S. Dunstan i6 Edward II: the Bishop gave £60 for it,
and had on 10 INIay 1323 appointed ' IMagister Stephanus' Rector of
Stapeldone halle to receive seisin of it; and on 21 May 1323 he
named Robert de Tauton or Thomas de Ston to give the seisin to
the Rector and Scholars. On 3 Nov. 1336 Alice widow of John de
Maydenstone [? her second husband] quitclaimed to the Rector and
Scholars for Ledeneporche, between Bruneshalle on the east and the
tenement of Robert de la Bache on the west \

the west side of Leadenhall or Aula Alba, and was at last turned into a garden.
It must therefore be distinguished from Leadenhall, which was sold to Jesus for
yC40o in 1S21 (Reg. 9 May 1S21, and i845\ Leadenhall was also called White-
hall, but there was Great Whitehall in Cheney lane (Market street), and Little
Whitehall in Ship street (Wood's Ci/_y i. index), besides half a dozen other White-
halls in the University, and it is not easy to distinguish them. Computi, autumn
1419 ' I2S 6d for repairs in Aula Alba' ; winter 1419 ' i9fl^for 26 pounds (ponderi-
bus) of lead bought for Aula Alba,' i. e. 3 farthings a pound ; autumn 1420 ' ^"js gd
for repairs in Aula Alba'; autumn 1421 ' fjd for repairs at Aula Alba'; autumn
1425 ' i^d for the carriage tabellarum to Aula Alba'; ' 2id to John Edyngton
and his partners for repairing one syjik at Aula Alba'; winter 1426 ^ iid to
Norton for a garden near Whytehall for last year'; summer 1438 * 6.y %d from
M. J. Claydon'; Lent 1469 '4^ received from Alice Berton for a garden called
Ledyngporche near Aula Alba'; Lent 1478 ' 35 8^ from John Rogger for a garden
near Aula Alba for last year,' so in winter 1504 ' near Aula Alba, on the west side,'
and again autumn 1505 and autumn 1522 '25'; winter 1539 ' 4^/ for repairing the
great gate which looks towards the garden of Alba Aula'; Lent 1544 ' \6d for
2 twysts for the back gate towards Wythall'; summer 1555 ' iSi^to the Principal
of Whithall, as in bill'; autumn 1547 ' 6s received from M. Busbye for a garden
near Aula Alba for 3 years past.' Anstey 522 ' 1438 for Aula Alba in the Little
Bailey M. Claydone'; 600 '1450 Aula Alba under the walls'; 676 ' 1458 Aula
Alba in Chain street (vico catenarum, i. e. Cheney lane) '; 714; Wood's City i. 67,
71-2, 207, 25S, 605 ; Wood's Fasti 61 ; Griffiths 14, 22, 29, 32, 53 ; State Papers
II Ap. 153S.

* In a deed of which the date is lost the Rector and Scholars granted to Richard
de Salisbersh of Oxford, Emma his wife and John their son a ' placea terre ' once
called Ledyiiporche, between Richard's own tenement on the west and a ' placea '
which is called Fouks-yne (Wood's City i. 385 ; Hist. Comm. iv. 447) on the east, for
their lives at a rent of four shillings ; Computus winter 1445 ' iiiii- a Thoma Barton
pro gardino ex antiquo vocato Lydenporche,' and a similar entry in autumn 1457 ;
compare Lent 1473 ' xx^'d Priori S. Frideswide pro ultimo anno, et pars residua
est ab ipso ablata propter negligentiam suam circa murum orti Aule Plumbee.'
See Gutch i. 172. A Richard Salesbury occurs 13S1 (Wood's MS. D. 2, p. 466)



xvi HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

In 1299 Alice de Gorges Abbess of Godestowe and the convent
granted for ten years to Peter de Skelton clerk a curtilage in
S. Michael's parish near the North Gate, near a tenement once
belonging to M. William de Coudray against the city walls, at a rent
of two shillings, Peter to repair the 'muros bundales circa curtilagium.'
This, says Wood, was a garden in S. Michael's, near White Hall.
On 29 Sep. 1 30 1 Peter let to Joan de Bedeford and her brother
Richard (Godstow tenement i. e.) a ' placea terre ' (different from the
previous one) held by him under Godstowe, lying in S. Mildred's,
between the land of the said Peter and the land of Thomas de
Hengxeye for ten years. On 23 Ap. 131 8 Margery Dyne, abbess
of Godstow (Hist. Comm. iv. 467) granted to Stapeldon Hall in fee-
farm for ever a tenement with a curtilage, between the tenement now
belonging to Stapeldon Hall but previously to M. Peter de Skelton
on the west, and a tenement of Thomas de Hengseye in S. Mildred's
towards the city wall on the east, at a rent of 1 2 shillings a year, to
be paid half-yearly : if the rent is not paid the Convent may distrain
on Hert Hall situated between the University tenement called Blake
Hall on the west and the tenement of the Prioress and Convent of
Stodleye called Scheld Hall on the east in the parish of S. Peter in the
east, and on Artur Hall in the same parish situated between the tene-
ment of Osneye Abbey on the east and the tenement of Adam de
Spaldheyk [Spaldyng, Bodl. Chart. 287] on the west, witnesses William
de Burcestre mayor, Richard Kari and Gilbert de Grenstede bailiffs,
John de Dokelynton, Henry de Lynne, John de Hampton, and
others ; there is a receipt for 6s on i Oct. 1451 from Alice de Henley
abbess of Godstow.

Fragnon * Hall lay between a tenement once belonging to Godstow
on the west and a tenement belonging to Baliol hall on the east
[i. e. S. Hugh's Hall] ' lying lengthways between the King's road and
Scothall.'

Scheld Hall was within the present College, Gutch i. 369, iii. 182 ;
Wood's Ct/y, index; Hist. Comm. v. 477. In 1285 M. William de
Coudray gave William de Paris and Yllaria his wife a messuage

as holding a tenement in Bedford's Lane, i. c. Cheyney or Somnor's Lane ; and
Wood dates the deed ' in time of Kichard IL' For Bruncsliallcirif Wood's Cifj' i. 66.
' Wood's OV/ 1. 112, deed of 1327.



HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE. xvii

situated in S. Mildred's parish between the messuage of Richard de
Ilambury on the north and that of William and Yllaria on the south,
they paying annually the chief lord of the fee five pence, and a penny
to the lights of S. Mildred, and a clove to Coudray himself; for
this grant they gave him nine marks : witnesses John Culverd mayor,
Nicholas the goldsmith (aurifabcr) and Thomas de Sowy bailiffs,
Henry Owayn, John de Eu, Philip de Eu, John Sewy, Thomas Pope,
Paulinus de Eriditon and others. Yllaria was a widow when, on
27 Oct. 1316, she gave this messuage to John de Perschore of
Oxford and Joan her younger daughter [Pershore's wife]. On
17 ]Mch 132! Perschore gave it under the name of Sheldhall to
William Syward citizen and fishmonger of London, at a rent of 40^^ ;
and on 6 June 1325 quitclaimed to him for the messuage and the
rent. On 16 June 1325 Syward gave it to the Rector and Scholars
of Stapeldonhall, and named M. Robert Hereward or John de Bury his
attorneys to transfer the seisin. On 23 July 1344 Joan widow of John
de Peshore quitclaimed to the Rector Masters and Scholars of Stapul-
done halle for a messuage between the tenement of John de Davyntre
IManciple [called -5)!'t'«.s'ifr, elsewhere ; i.e. Hambury Hall] on the north
and a tenement of the Hospital of S. John on the south . . . Recognised
before Mayor and Bailiff's at the Hustings held on Monday after
S. Peter ad Vincula 18 Edward HI [i.e. 2 Aug. 1344]. On 2 Aug.
1344 there appeared before the Chancellor M. William de Bergeveny,
in the house of Joan widow of John de Pershore, Joan herself on the
one part and on the other M. John de Blatcheswall Rector of
Stapeldonhall, M. John de Landreyn, John Estcolme and Robert
Fromonde, and they acknowledged themselves indebted 40 marks to
Joan, but the next day this was reduced to 1 9 marks ^

Hambury Hall, named from Richard de Hambury, was near Turl
gate ^, where the west part of Exeter College Chapel now is (Reliquiae
Hearnianae 7 July 171 2). Hambury had it about 1288 for thirty
marks down and a rent of 8s 2d, from John de Hankinton and
Edith his wife, when it is described as in the parish of S. iVIildred's
'that angular house extending towards the city wall and situated

* Wood's Ci/_y i. 117.

- Not yet built; there was as yet only a small posleni £^ate, Wood's C/'/j' i. 111,
J 5 7, Hearne 3 June 1722.

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xviii HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

between the tenement of William le Sauser and the tenement of Hugh
Ruffus'; witnesses Henry Oweyn mayor, Nicholas de Kingeston,
Elyas le Quilter and Philip de Eu bailiffs, Walter the goldsmith,
William de Eu, William the apothecary, Andrew de Durham, John de
Eu and others. On i6 Dec. 1331 Thomas son of Philip de Worm-
enhale quitclaimed Hambury Hall to John Leyre and Margaret his
wife. (Seal of mayor of Oxford, ' my seal being unknown to most.')
Wood D. 2, p. 81 ' In a writing of R. Gary, mayor 15 Edw. Ill it is
said that R. de Melton chapeleyn had purchased Hambury hall of
J. Leyre of Berugby and Margaret his wife 14 Edw. Ill, and that Leyre
did purchase this tenement of W. Burchestre and Alienora his wife
I Edw. III. Where also tis said that Hugh de Stratton gave it to
Philip de Wormenhale and Alienora his wife, in S. Mildred's, at the
corner between the tenement once belonging to Richard de Parys on
the south and the tenement once belonging to John Gulvert on the
east. Hugh also gave Philip and Alienor a tenement with a curtilage
in S. Peter's in the east, lying between a tenement of the nunnery of
Stodeley on the west, called Mayden hall, and the cotages called le
vicoures court on the east ; W. de Berncestre mayor, J. de Hamptone
and R. de Berkele bailiffs ' [i. e. 1 3 1 1-2]. On 1 7 Feb. 1 34^ Richard de
Melton chaplain (parson of S. Ebbe, Bodleian Gharters p. 308) granted
a messuage called Gramerscoles alias Hamburyhall, situated in a corner
between the tenement of 'dominus' John de Shordich called Culverdcs-
hall and a toft of Stapuldonhall, to John elder son of Richard Martyn
of Daventre ' spenser ' of Merton Hall. John Davyntre junior by his
will dated 30 July 1361 (proved 11 Dec. 1361 before J. de Stodle
mayor), gave Matilda his wife power to sell a tenement in the corner
near [west ofj Stapuldonhalle, and an empty place (placea) l}ing
between that tenement and the college called Stapuldonhalle. On
23 Dec. 1 36 1 she sold them both to M. William de Daventre
parson of Pytchecote [near Aylesbury; Wood's Gity i. 147] and M.
John de Middleton clerk ; and John de Benham quitclaimed to them
on 14 Jan. 1363, Robert Tresilian being one of the witnesses. On
3 Nov. ;i 364 William de Daventre quitclaimed to John de IMiddleton
[land between tenements of the college called Stapildonhall on either
side]. On 21 Dec. 1366 Middleton granted to John Olery. Lucas
Helland, Robert Lydcford, and Richard Rouland clerks a vacant plot



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