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(placea) at a corner near Stapcldonchall on the East, on which there
were formerly two messuages, one called Ilambury Hall, the other
Culverd Hall (24 feet in breadth and 54 and an half in length), John
de Benham and John de Northampton clerk were two of the witnesses
['ista carta registrator in papiroGildAuleOxon fol. xli. ad requisicionem
Johannis de Middleton 'J. Finally on 26 July 1380 John Otery, Robert
Lydeford and Richard Roulond clerks gave this land to the Rector
and Scholars of Stapeldonehalle. Permission for this was given 4
Richard II 24 July 1380, Statutes iii. App. p. 36 'a piece of ground
in the parish of S. Mildred, 90 feet wide and 57 and a half feet long '
[but see Wood's Ciiy i. 118].

Culverd Hall, 'Kulverdes hall,' was granted on 9 Feb. 135^ by
Roger de Lodelawe cook of Oxford to Stephen de Bantre bedell
of the University ; it lay between ' Excestre Hall ' on the east and
a tenement of John de Daventre on the west. On 13 June 1353
Stephen de Bantre granted to John Martyn junior of Daventre
and Alice his wife a spot (placea) lately built over, called Kylverde
Hall, in S. Mildred's parish, between Excestre Hall on the east
and a tenement of the said John on the west, which 'placea'
he had from Roger de Lodelawe. On 28 Oct. 1353 John
Martyn junior of Davyntre and Alice Pulteneye his wife granted
to Robert Trethewy and John Cergeaux clerks a 'placea' in
S. Mildred's, near Stapeldonhall, on which ' placea ' a stone wall is
built extending from the King's highway on the North to the corner
of the said hall on the South, 23 feet long and 2 wide; they also gave
the said Robert and John another ' placea ' near Stapeldon hall, on
which a stone wall is built, the ' placea ' being in length 46^ feet from
the west wall of that hall on the north of the kitchen of the said hall
to their (Martyn' s) tenement, and 2 feet broad. But they were to
keep the right of building on the wall. (In dorso) presens carta
recognita fuit coram Maiore et Ballivis infranominatis in pleno
Hustango Oxon tento ibidem die lune proxim.o post festum S. Mathei
apostoli anno regni regis &c., et super hoc Alicia uxor Johannis
Martyn infranominati examinata fuit et confessa et donacioni con-
cessioni et confirmacioni infra specificatis omnino concessit et forum
Affis (?), &c. Et ista carta irrotulatur in Hustengo predicto ^

* For another Culverd hall, in S. Giles, see Appendix.
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XX HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

Bedford Hall, in S. Mildred's (Wood MS. D. 2. 418, Wood's City
i. 113, 227, 506, 513), had its name from a family so called, from
whom it passed to the Chalfunts. In 1288 it is said to be a placea
8 feet broad and 20 feet long, and a wall dividing it from the tene-
ment of Henry de Bedeford. In 1330 it is described as lying between
Chekerhalle which belonged to Philip de Eu and Castellhall which
belonged to John de la Wyke. On 20 June 1334 Walter de Chalfunt
disposed of it to Stephen de Hereweldesore and William Liskerd ;
and on 4 July they gave Emma widow of Henry de Bedeford a mes-
suage in S. Mildred's, between the tenement of the Abbot of Oseneye
and that of John de la Wyk, at a penny rent, and on 25 Sep. 1335
John son and heir of Henry de Bedeford quitclaimed at Winchester to
Walter de Chalfhunte and Emma de Bedeford his mother, to Richard
de Gloucestre and Thomas le Irmongere executors of Henry's will,
all the actions and demands which he had under the will. But in
Sept. 1335 Walter and Stephen gave it to the Rector and Scholars of
Stapeldonhall, and in June 1337 John de Bedeford son of Henry
and Emma de Bedeford quitclaimed it to them at Winchester, as
a tenement of Walter de Chalfhunte and Emma his wife by gift from
Walter's brother Henry ; and on 15 Dec. 1348 John de Littlemor Prior
of S. Frydeswyde as chief lord remitted to them two shillings of rent
due from Henry de Bedeford's property, which is defined as Ipng
between S. Peter's Hall belonging to the Abbot of Oseneye and
Castelhall belonging to John de la Wyk.

On 18 Nov. 1358 John son and heir of John de la Wyk granted
to John Halle and John W}'seburgh, Castelhall which was opposite the
Chapel 0/ Stapeldonhall on the south side (see computus Lent 1357);
and on 19 Nov. he bound himself to them in £20 to hold them
safe in its possession. On i Aug. 1360 John Wyseburgh granted
to Thomas Kelly, William Aleyn, John Restaurok, John Crabbe,
Thomas de Hanneye and John Bremdon chaplain a toft (i.e.
a place where a messuage has stood but is now decayed) formerly
called Castelhall, once belonging to John de la Wyk : witnesses
John de Stodele mayor of Oxford, John de liertwell and Richard
Wodehay bailiffs of Oxford, Robert Mauncel, Henry de INIalmcs-
bury, John de Olncye, John Bedeford, Roger Lodelowc, John
le Sealer, John Cronk, John (\c Norllianipton clerk. On 21 Aug.



HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE. xxi

1385 John Restaurok clerk granted it to the Rector and Scholars
of Stapeldonhall. Computus of Lent 1358 'mid pro vino dato
Rcctori de Seynt Holde et Johanni Wyke quando tractavcrunt in
aula de illo tenemento vocalo Castelhall . . iiii^ quando convene-
runt in crastino dominice in ramis palmarum' : summer 1358 ' xd pro
vino dato Radulpho Codcford et Johanni Seyntfresewyde ^ quando
tractavcrunt cum Johanne Wyke de Castelhall, presentibus Willelmo
Stykclyng et Johanne Wysburg, iiii^ pro vino dato Radulpho Codeford
quando alloquebatur Rectorem de Seynt Holde in domo Johannis de
Sancta Fredeswyda et quesivit de tallia illius placee de Castelhall ' :
Winter 1358 'circa emcionem tenementi de Castelhall xUi traditis
Johanni ate Wyke, iiij Johanni Norhamton pro factura munimen-
torum ciusdem tenementi, i'ls pro impressione sigilli Maioris ad cartam
ciusdem, iiij pro salario baliorum et Walter! Serjeaux, pro vino et
speciebus datis Maiori et balivis et aliis qui fuerunt in seysina
capienda nis vd' : the place became a ' disportum,' Lent 1360 ' xii^
uni operario qui paravit arbores in disporto, ii<^ pro batellis eiusdem,
xd uni operario pro labore suo quando reparavit murum disporti inter
nostram capellam et disportum Ybernicorum ' (? S. Patrick's Hall) ;
Winter 1360 ' \\s operariis qui operabant in disporto ubi Castelhall fuit
situata'; summer 1361 'iij Priori S. Frideswyde pro quodam redditu
annuali,iiiij eidem Priori pro duobus redditibus de Castelhall pro duobus
annis proximis elapsis,' Lent 1362 'xlvij viii^ latomis qui erigebant
murum ex parte disporti ubi aliquando situabatur Castelhalle.' Castle-
hall was ' standing about the corner at the west end of S. Mildred's
Lane' (Wood's City i. 115, plan in 113). S. Patrick's Hall was on
the north side of the Divinity school (Wood's City i. iii, 113).

Checker Hall had been given on 27 Jan. 137 J by Thomas de
Schepton (Bodleian Charters 292) R. of Melles in Somerset to the
venerable Gregory Bottelee R. of Schepton Malet, Edmund Balrych
or Barlych R. of Baudripp, and William Elys R. of Schepton
Beauchamp, with some other lands with which they were to enfeoff
some of his poor relatives; and on 14 Mch they empowered John
Gabbere and John Person to receive the seisin. On 10 Dec. 1384
John atte Burgh, heir of Thomas de Shepton, required them to
enfeoff his sister Agnes atte Burgh wife of Robert Draper of Wells in

' dutch i. ^63, 466, Bodl. Charters index.



xxii HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

frankmarriage, and they did so on 6 Feb. 138I; and on 3 Feb. 138 J
Barlych certified that Thomas made no alteration in his lifetime. John
atte Burgh, on i Aug. 1391, quitclaimed to Robert Draper, and on
19 May 1396 Draper granted Chekirhall to John Lewys, William
Lirebek, Edward Elys and Adam Squier of Bytlysden in Northants,
and made Thomas Thyngden of Thyngden in Northants and Gilbert
Burton his attorneys to deliver the seisin, and on 20 May quitclaimed
to the four. On 28 Oct. 1405 these four granted the Hall to Thyngden,
who granted it on 31 Oct. to M. Thomas Noreys, ]\L John Gynne
and M. John Cowlyng clerks for £20; and on 25 Nov. quitclaimed
to them. On 27 Oct. Noreys Gynne and Cowlyng give up a statute
merchant of £20 by which Thyngden secured them against any
claim by himself or his wife Katerine (in right of dower), or by
any of the previous owners, who are enumerated. On 12 July 1406
Noreys Gynne and Cowlyng gave two messuages to the Rector
and Scholars of Stapeldonhall, viz. Chekerhalle in S. Mildred's, and
Gyngyveres Place ^ in the Great Bailey in S. Martin's, after obtaining
the King's licence 19 June 1406 (Comm. ed. of Statutes p. 50,
Wood's Ciij/ i. 78, 116, 220); Computus winter 1404 'iiii^ pro
oblacionibus mancipii de Chekerhall,' Winter 1405 ' niUi ex mutuo
a cista Wynton ad solvendum pro Checerhall, vi/z' xiiij iiii</ mutuatis
a M. Henrico Bewmount pro eadem solucione : v'uid pro iantacio
Johannis Honyngdon quando pervidimus munimenta de Checerhall,
\ih' xius iiud Thome Thyngden in partem solucionis pro Checerhall,
lis iind Thome Hampton quando Maior ville Oxon sigillavit quoddam
Statutum Mercatorium per quod nobis obligatus dictus Thomas
Thyngden, iiis iind Nicholao Norton pro consilio suo circa dictam
Aulam facto et pro factura indenturarum inter nos et predictum
Thomam factarum et statuti predicti, iis vid pro iantacio dato
dominis Johanni Castel, Johanni Honyngdon et Thome Sartery pro
consiliis ipsorum, ii\id pro una bigata arene pro sporto de Chckurhall,
Hid pro exportacione fimi a pavimento^ iuxta Checerhall': Winter

' Wood's City i. 116, 220. A William Gyngyare occurs in a Carole Hall deed
of 1387. On 15 Aug. 1406 the College leased it to William Pecke baker and
Alice his wife for 12 years at 12s rent. A bond to William Major, rector, 14 Jan.
147I follows (after the lease).

^ On repairs of the pavement see Gutch i. 436; Wood's Cily i. 132 ; Lytc 121,
161 ; on repairs of the load Wood's Cily i. 122; Turner 166 (lax for it).



HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE. xxiii

1406 ' xxxviij x\d q pro rcparacionc in Aula Scacarii'; Winter 140S
'iij pro pencione gardini inter coquinam et Chcckerhall,' summer 1410
' xiiij \md do Johanne Iloland in partem pencionis Aulc Scakkarii pro
anno ultimo/ autumn 141 1 'vij viii^ de M. Edwardo Ros in finalcm
solucionem pencionis Aule Scakkarie pro anno ultimo,' autumn 1422
'xxiiij \\\\d de executoribus M. Thome Bony in partem solucionis
pensionis Aule Scackarii,' winter 1424 'iiiij a M. Johanne Bret
[? Brent] in finalem solucionem Aule Scakcarii,' winter 1426 'iij \\\\d
pro tabula et formulis venditis de Chekerhall,' Lent 1459 ' "i-^ ""^
a doctore Eggecomb pro redditu cuiusdam basse camere Aule
quondam vulgariter dicte Chekkerhall,' winter 1459 'x</uni tegulatori
et [? servienti eius] pro eorum labore, reparando novas cameras de
Checkerhall ac etiam cameras Rectoris et doctoris Eggecomb et
quosdam defectus apud Hertehall': see also summer 1457 ^i^d the
Index.

Scot Hall' was close by. On 16 Ap. 1325 Richard de Tekne^ of
Norhampton and Joan his wife granted, to Walter Prodomme clerk,
Scothalle with a garden adjoining ; it lay in S. Mildred's between the
tenement of the Prior of S. Frideswide which is called Patrichall on the
east and the tenement of John de Wyke which is called Castelhalle on
the west, and abutted on the King's street leading from Scol street to
S, Mildred's church, and ran lengthways from the King's street to the
tenement of the Rector and Scholars of Stapildonhalle on the north,
the rent was 33 j 4</. On 10 July 1325 William de Brabanzoun
quitclaimed to Walter bishop of Exeter and Walter Prodhomme for
Scothalle, witnesses John de Trejagu knight, John de Buri of Oxford,
John Prodhome, John de la Slo, Ralph le Spek and others, at London.
On 22 Jan. 132^, ist Edward III, William Prodhoume clerk granted
to the Rector and Scholars of Stapeldonhalle a messuage called
Scothalle in S. Mildred's street (Wood's City i. 112),

Peter Hall was near S. Mildred's lane. On 30 Sep. 1470 John
Walton abbot of Osney and the Convent granted to John Philipp
Rector of Exeter College and the Fellows, for £41 paid down, the toft



> Wood D. 2. p. S, 'about the East end of the New Hall of Exon. Coll., and
Castlchall where the kitchen now standeth, and Patrick hall where their garden
and mount is ' ; in margin ' noc, further eastward.'

' Wood D. 2. p. 482 'John Tckene son and heir of Joan Ftteplace.'



xxiv HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

formerly called Peter Hall near the College on the south of it and
abutting on the lane {venelld) leading from Lincoln College to
Scholestretys on the south, 59 feet long and 44 broad, at a rent of
fourpence; Computus autumn 1427 '\\\\s \\d recept. pro Aula Petri,
xj solut. pro Aula Petri,' summer 15 15 'xx</ Abbati et Conventui do
Osneye pro redditu superiori exeunte pro Aula Petri pro quinque
annis preteritis'; see Anstey 619, 678, 691, Wood's City i. 117,
598, 606 ; it had once been called Wyger's hall.

Black Hall lay about the N.W. corner of Hertford College, Wood's
City i. 91, 97, All Souls Archives 164, Bodleian Charters 355, Reli-
quiae Hearnianae 3 Mch i72|-; the Acta Congregationis show that
on 8 June 1509 Convocation voted that a lease of Black Hall should
be granted to Exeter College for 99 years at a rent of ten shillings,
'omnibus reparationibus et oneribus quibuscunque deductis'; Univ.
Archives box H No. 19, i Aug. 1664 lease of Blackball at loj yearly
rent, and of Cathall at 2od\.Q> John Cross for 40 years : No. 22, 6 Ap.
1525 lease to Exeter College of Blackball and a garden, once called
Cathall, next to Hart Hall, at 10^ and 2od respectively for 99 years;
and at Lady Day 15 13 Exeter let it to the Principal of Hart Hall\
The Principal however paid the rent for the garden direct to the
University until 1556. The Principal also paid the University in
the name of Exeter College \os, over and above the ds paid to the
College for Black Hall, until Michaelmas 1543 when loj appears in
the College account as paid to the Proctors for the rent of Black Hall,
and at the foot of the account the Principal is charged with an arrear
of 56J for Hart Hall that year, which was afterwards paid, i. e. the
Principal paid 40.? for Hart Hall (Rogers iii. 680), (>s for Black Hall,

* Computus autumn 1525 ' xik/ pro indenturis factis inter nos et Universitatem
pro quadam portiuncula terre iuxta Aulam Cervinam '; winter 1525 ' \'\\\d pro vino
dato M. Skewys, vi^ Collegio Cardinalicio pro annali redditu ' (but Lent 153S ' 6j
Porrett pro superiori redditu debito Collegio Regio Henrici VIII') ; summer 1526
' xiiiii/ pro ccrotccis datis M. Scuys et uxori eius ' ; Lent 1528 ' xxiiir/ pro cirolhecis
pellitis datis M. doctori Smyth et M. Skewys, \\\\d pro vino et ceteris rebus datis
M. Lubkyns, M. Wylson et M. Wylliams Collegii Cardiiialis supervisoribus ';
winter 1531 ' X(/ pro pare ccrotecarum pro M. Skewse.' The 6.r was an oUl quit-
rent due to S. Frideswide's (mentioned Lent 1357) ^'''^- ^-^ f^'"^ ^^ original Stapeliion
hall, and 4^ for Castel hall; from 1363 the two rents are no longer kept separate.
A similar rent of \2s to Godstow merged in the \%s paid to Christchurch in this
century. For Wylliams, sec Stale Papers 1533, p. 126. Was Wylson the W. Wil-
son who was L.A. 1630 after studying two years at Cambridge?



HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE. xxv

los to the University for Blackhall and is 8d for the garden once
known as Catlhall, total £2 7^ 8^ (Wood's Ci'/y i. index).
Hart Hall sometimes cost more than the rent in repairs. The
lease of Black Hall and Cat Hall had expired 1624, but the College
continued to hold them without a lease till 1633 when payment ends.
Part of Black Hall was long afterwards let out for dwellings and shops.
The University leased Black Hall to John Cross an apothecary in
1664. Cross leased part of it to John Brickland tailor in 1669 (Peshall
28). Brickland's assignees sold it to Cutler a College servant. Exeter
College appointed the Principals of Hart Hall until 1604, except for
certain years during which New College was building, at which time
some of that Society lived there (Gutch i. 488, iii. 640-1).

Hart Hall ^ anciently contained two messuages. One, in 5 1 Henry HI,
was the tenement of Henry Punchard butcher, containing his house
and court and, at the head of the court, a piece of ground, about 18
yards long and 1 1 yards broad, which was for some years leased to
the owners of Sheldhall adjoining. From Punchard all this passed
through intermediate owners to Elias de Herteford, who let the place
to Scholars and so made the place Hart Hall. He granted it 1301 to
his son Ehas, who on 17 June 1301 sold it, * between Blackhall on the
west and Micheldhall on the east,' to John de Dokelington ^. The other
messuage, consisting of a house and court, ' between the tenement of
Osney on the east and that of Adam de Spaldyng on the west,' be-
longed to Alice wife of Giles de Stokwell ; she conveyed it to Agnes
widow of John de Staunton, who sold it, 25 Ap. 1308, to John de
Dokelington, in whose time it was called Arturhall (documents printed
in Bodleian Charters 287). On 12 Ap. 131 2 Dokelington conveyed
them both to Walter de Stapeldon and Richard de Wideslade clerk, or
their assigns, for 80 marks. Hart Hall now took the name of
Stapeldon Hall, and on 7 Ap. 13 14 Wideslade sold his share of the
joint ownership to the bishop. In the same year the king licensed
Stapeldon to give all this property to twelve scholars residing in the
University, viz, the Rector and Scholars of Stapeldon hall, to hold to

* Gutch iii. 640. The College book of Evidences pp. 37-41, 4S-9, 53-4 gives
extracts from the Computi, a summary of title with further particulars, an account
of other claims made to the place, and the right of choosing Principals.

^ Peshall 149, 356, App. 17; Wood's Cz/y i. 129, 174, ii. 37.



xxvi HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

them and their successors. A license of alienation was procured
26 July 1314 from the Prior and Convent of S. Frideswide, the mesne
lords of Hart Hall, who reserved a rent of two shillings. The Rector
and Scholars, after they had removed from Hart Hall, usually let it
for 24s in Michaelmas term, and the same in Lent, for 12^" in Easter
term (Trinity term does not appear). Arturhall was let at half those
sums. On 31 Oct. 1334 the College leased Arturhall to Walter
de Plescye, R. of West Wardon, for ten years at gs rent, Walter
doing the repairs; witnesses M. Richard de Evesham, M. John de
Aylesbeare, M. Thomas Bradwardine, Peter de Aynho bedell of the
University, Nicholas de Seintefey and others; the lease expired at
Michaelmas 1344; Arturhall is only mentioned again by name in
the summer term of 1401, it had probably merged in Hart Hall
under one Principal since 1344. In 1544 owing to the Plague the
rent of Hart Hall was much diminished, but it was to be raised when
there were 30 students. In 1551 the rent was again revised. On
10 June 1559 'their tenement or house ordained for the advancement
of learning, commonly called Hart Hall,' was leased to Philip Randall,
Principal, for 21 years from the previous Lady-day at a rent of
3 3 J 4</, the College doing the external repairs in slatt and slatting,
and the Principal the inward reparations of particyons windowes doors
flooring and glazeing, except it shall please the Rector and Fellowes of
their benevolence to give lime boards stones clay nayles as they had
accustomed to do before the making of this lease. The said Philip
shall not let &c. to any but one of the foundation of the said College,
and a bond of £6 i^s 4^ is added to secure this, by P. Randall and
John Collens M.A. and B.M. On 20 July 1572 Randall renewed his
lease. On 28 Oct. 1593 a lease was made, and sealed 3 Nov., to John
Eveleighe for 21 years on the same terms, except that he was to
undertake all repairs. After Eveleighe's death there was a lawsuit
about Hart Hall with Dr. Price the Principal, and the College evi-
dences about it were sent to Archbishop Bancroft in 1608. Price had
to pay up 6\ years' rent at £1 13J 4^/ since Eveleighe's death. In
1633 Laud named Dr. Parsons of S. John's Principal, on which
Exeter College protested. In Parsons' time the Principal could
dispose of eight habitable chambers, the University having resumed
possession of Black Hall and Cat Ilall. The rent was paid lo Exeter



HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE. xxvH

College, and the College did not attempt to resume full ownership of
Hart Hall till 1723, when a dispute began with Dr. Newton the
Principal. In winter 1540 the College paid John French the Prin-
cipal 20s ' pro exhibitione domini Bicknelli stabilienda in Aula
Cervina, concessio ex communi consensu sociorum.' This exhibition
issued out of certain lands given to the monks of Glastonbury by
Bicknell, knight (Gutch ii. 69, 80, iii. 642, App. p. 34; Wood's MS.
F. 28 pp. 256-7), and was appointed for the education of ten poor
scholars in the University, but by whom and in what manner it was
settled on Hart Hall, whether for ever or only as the Hall should be
applied to such uses, or with other limitations and conditions, does not
appear, the original settlement being lost. The crown granted part of
this exhibition to Emmanuel College at Cambridge on the dissolution,
so that apparently the gift to Hart Hall was not perpetual. See
Madan's Materials 88, Reg. of Congregation 14 June 1521.

The scholars of a College would at first be expected to attend the
parish church, but naturally soon tried to obtain a chapel of their own.
On 9 July 1 31 9 John Parys rector of Stapeldonhall assures the
Rector of S. Mildred's, in the presence of Masters Richard Noreys,
Henry Bloyou, Stephen Pyppcote, John de Sevenasche, that if
a chantry should be held in the College chapel, it should not
prejudice the rights of that parish. In 1326 Henry bishop of Lincoln
allowed bishop Stapledon to consecrate the high altar of the chapel ^

' The licence to build the chapel is dated 1321.

Register of Memoranda of Bp. Burgher sh of Lincoln, fo. 14.

Cantaria Magistri \ H. p. di. L. E.

et scolarium domus f [Henricus permissione

de Stapelton halle C divina Lincoln' EpiscopusJ

Oxon'. ) dilectis in Christo filiis

Magistro et Scolaribus domus Aule de Stapeltonhalle in universitate Oxon'

nostre dioc' situate Salutem gratiam et benedictionem. Devotionem vestram qua

divinis cupitis officiis interesse in domino commendantes ac earn impedire nolentes,

vobis ut in oratorio infra mansum habitationis vestre constructo, dummodo decens

fuerit et honestum, ac eorum quorum interest consensus accedat, divina vobis per

sacerdotem vestris ipsis sumptibus exhibendum, absque prejudicio matricis ecclesie

et aliarum ecclesiarum vicinarum, hoc addito quod nee campanile illic aliquoliter

erigatur nee processio vel consimile ibi fiat nee uUimoda sacramenta vel sacra-

mentalia ministrentur ibidem, valeatis celebrare simpliciter sine nota et facere per

alios celebrari vobis licentiam de gratia concedimus, speciali proviso quod singuli

capellani in dicto oratorio celebraturi in primo adventu suo de restitueudis matrici

ecclesie prefate universis oblationibus faciendis in eo ac indempnitate ipsius quo ad



xxviii HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

in honor of the Blessed Virgin, S. Peter, and S. Thomas the martyr.
On 25 April 1326, in the parsonage manse of S. Mildred's, John de
Sovenassh Rector and AVilliam de Ponte Chaplain appeared with John
the Rector of S. Mildred's before a notary to make the agreement,
four of the parishioners being also present — Walter de Hamme,
Richard de Burcestre, William Russel and Simon de Bristowe. The
College however later on found it necessary to appeal against an
interdict laid on the chapel by Thomas bishop of Lincoln, at the
instigation of Roger de Faryngs R. of S. INIildred's, without the
cause being heard. A library had been already built in 1383 ; but the
chapel was afterwards turned into a library and the building was still
standing in 1778, yet the fire in 1709 can have left little of the original
work. Loggan's view in 1675 shows the Chapel as being on the
first floor, with steps leading up to it. The Chapel at Lincoln was

alia in presentia Rectoris ejusdem seu locum snum tenentis vel tenentium ibidem
prestent ad sancta dei Evangelia juramentum. Copiam autem presentium in dicta
matrice ecclesia registrari et formam concessionis nostre hujus in omnibus et
singulis volumus observari. Alioquin eadem concessio nuUius penitus sit momenti.
In cujus rei testimonium sigillum nostrum presentibus est appensum. Dat' apud
Parcum Stowe ii Non' Januarij Anno Domini Millesimo CCC™° vicesimo.
\_Bp. Bu7-ghersKs Memoranda, fo. 35.]
Henricus permissione divina Lincoln' Episcopus dilectis in Christo filiis . .
Rectori et scolaribus domus de Stapeltonhalle in universitate Oxon' nostre dioc'



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