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accounts; in summer 1507 we have 'thimiama et thus.' Thymiama
was probably a composition. There was a ' sepulcrum ' in the
chapel^. Lent 1357 ' thread for the sepulchre id,' Lent 1358 ' 6\dio
John Walys for two days labour in whitening the chapel wall, id
for tymiama at Christmas, <)\d for mending vestments and for wine,
i</ for tymiama at the Purification, 40 j- for a silver turibule put up
to sale with Richard the stationer and for his salary 35- 4^, 2d for
the breakfast of a priest and clerk on two occasions who stood in
the chapel and sang, nails and thread and repairing a hinge of
sepulchre i\d' '. summer 1404 ' 4^? for the Lord's sepulchre, lod to
the bearer who brought us a black 'casula' with all belonging to
it, a gift from Mr. Richard IVIark.' The fellows sat near the door,
summer 1372 'to John Lokier (i.e. locksmith) 2od for 12 ditoriis for
the garden gate, for mending lock and for keys for the common
chest and a lock for the chapel, and little iron hooks (hamis) where
the fellows sit in chapel near the door, and drink for the same dd,
and for an iron chain for a book called Rabanus de Naturis Rerum
16^.' There were rooms under the chapel, autumn 1363 ' 8j id for
beams to make doors to the chambers under the chapel ' ; and it had
a porch, winter 1361 ' 8j to a plumber who repaired the porch of
the chapel, \d for tin (stagnum), ^d to another workman who stood
with him when he covered the porch, 3</ for nails for the work, 3^ for
drink.' Lead was in constant use : ds ^d was paid for six stones of lead

^ Wordsworth 413, 655, Return from Parnassus ed. Arber p. 33 'lay in a
trundlebed.'

2 Rogers i. 466.

^ Warton's Pope 340, Cavendish's Wolsey ed. 1S27, p. 309, Dixon's Church
Hist. ii. 516, Kirby's Winchester College 52.



xlvi HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

for a pipe (aqueductu) and for working it up in autumn 1401, i.e.
\s \\d a stone or one penny a pound: winter 1419 '19^ for 26
pounds (ponderibus) bought for White Hall/ i. e. three farthings
a pound. In autumn 14 19 ^ i^s to Thomas Plummer for melting
ten fotmelys of our lead and for 8 stones (petris) of new lead and for
melting it.' The fotmael, pedes, or pigs of lead each contained 5
petrae of i4lbs. each^ The pes or fotmael is one-tenth of a cubic
foot of lead. Thirty pigs made one fother, and melting or rolling
a fother cost lod, but ordinarily the plumber was paid by the day.
The lead came mostly from the West of England, especially from
Devon. Autumn 1364 ' 2^ for earth (terula) for repairing the chapel
porch and the stable, 45- 2d to workmen who repaired the chapel
porch, stable and chambers and cleansed the court (curia) and for
their bread and drink at the ninth hour "^ three days 6d, for lime 1 2d,
6d for wine in the chapel the whole term, 2d for skin to cover the

' Rogers i. 168, 596, 605 : 600 tin used as solder : the average price in Rogers'
list is ii\d a stone, and deduction must be made from the prices in the text for
labour.

^ Hora nona, 'nunsyns,' constantly occurs; winter 1354 ' 15^^ to a workman
working in the chamber of John Flemyn and for his dinner (prandio) one day in
kail a.nd for his nunsyns 2d, 12^ to a workman for labouring a week and for his
nunsyns, lod to workmen for their nunsyns': winter 1402 ' 7^ 2d to a mason
(lathomo) for his labour and noncynchys in repairing Hart hall': autumn 1457
' for renjoving earth from the well at Herthall gd, for the drink of the labourers
s (seu) none segs ^d.' The nunsyns was often an allowance of beer, noncynchys =
noon-drink ; Anglosaxon scencan, to pour out, is said to come from shank, the tap
of the barrel being a hollow shankbone. Such names came from the church
services. The sixth hour service, sexta (whence our siesta, for a sleep after a meal)
was at 12 o'clock, and the ninth hour service, no7ia, at 3. At 3, half way between
dinner and supper, a drink of beer and a hunch of bread were allowed, and
commonly named bibesia or biberia vionachonim, and the custom of bcvcr still
survives at Eton, Winchester and Westminster. A similar drink and hunch of
bread in the early morning came to be called breakfast {jentaculum) towards the
close of the fifteenth century, as the dinner hour was pushed on. Pepys constantly
mentions his morning draught (Wordsworth 126, 433). An old line (adapted
from .Suetonius) runs Jentaculum, dein prandium, post cenam comessatio. But as,
on fast-days, it was a long time to wait till 3 o'clock, the nones were put back to
12 o'clock, and the Sexta disappeared; hence the words noon and nuncheon.
The second part of nuncheon means a drink, but the lump or hunch of bread that
accompanied the drink got mixed up with nuncheon, and the word is now spelt
luncheon. The Latin for nunsyns was mcrcnda. A'ona in Dante Purg. xxvii. 4,
meaning midday, is almost certainly the right reading, though most MSS. read
nova, but n and u (v) are constantly confused. Sec Gustav liilfinger Die
Mittelalterlichen Iloren, Stuttgart, 1S92.



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Legend {i.e. Lives of Saints), id for thimiama.' A cord for the
chapel bell cost i\d in summer 1359 : a small chapel bell cost \2d in
winter 1363, another 4^ in winter 1403. There were glass windows,
Lent 1363 ' 8^to a workman who mended the glass windows in the
chapel.' Glass ^ was also used for small vessels, autumn 1359 ' i\d pro
quodam vase vitreo pro hostiis conservandis.' Summer 1511 '■vd ob
pro parvis clavis circa aulam et tabulam Kakndarii in capella.' Tabula
was a board on which were written the names of those who had to
take particular parts of the services. See Henderson's Processionale
Sarum p. ix.

Numerous exequies and obits were celebrated. Thus Thomas
Barton canon of Exeter and R. of Ilfracombe, d. 141 6 (Stafford's Reg.
i. 327), says in his will ' volo quod exequie mee celebrentur per octavam
post mortem meam inter socios aule Oxoniensis vocate Stapyldon hall,
et habeant distribuendos inter ipsos xl. solidos, et celebrent presbiteri
ibidem, et alteri socii dicant Psalterium.' Autumn 1477 ' iii/'' vii- \\\\d
ab executoribus Wyllelmi Clerk alias Algod ad orandum pro anima
eius' ; winter 1477 ''^^^^^ ^i'^^ i'^ exequiis et missa Willelmi Clerk a/m
Algod.' Henry White, priest, fellow of New College 5 Nov. 151 5, in
his will 1538 (Probate Office) bequeaths ' to the company of Exceter
College I Of to the amendment of their commons or to be bestowed at
their pleasure, fyve shillings thereof to be delivered at my buriall, and
fyve shillings at the moneth mynde ; . . . that Maister Rector of Excetur
College have for his paynes taken with me a blewe glass the best ; . . .
I owe to Excetur College for my chamber one quarter rent, and to the
mancyple for oon quarter.' Computus autumn 1520 ' i</ pro repara-
cione sere in camera domini White,' autumn 1538 '13^ ^d ab exequ-
toribus doctoris White.'

The Library was thatched in autumn 1375 ' 3^ ^d for straw and for
covering the Library.' It had just received a donation Lent 1375
' 40^- for the use of the Library in part payment of 20 marks given by
M. William Reed bishop of Chichester, but temporarily used for Col-
lege payments.' Winter 1385 '3^ for repairing two books, id for
paper, 2s ^d for glass in the great window of the Library.' In the east
window'^ was the picture of a man kneeling, with his gown and forma-
lities on him, with this inscription, ' Pray for the soul of M. William
^ Rogers iv. 591. ^ Gutch iii. no, 116.



xlviii HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

Palmer fellow of this place who caused this chapel to be lengthened.*
Palmer's name was well known in the West, as he built Greystone
bridge over the Tamar near Launceston, connecting Bradstone in
Devon with Lezant in Cornwall, thus fulfilling a promise made in his
schoolboy days, perhaps at Launceston school. In another window
was a man kneeling with ' Orate pro anima Johannis Westlake
quondam istius loci socii qui istam fenestram fieri fecit,' on a scroll
issuing from his mouth 'Ibi nostra fixa sunt corda ubi [vera] gaudia \'
The books were chained to desks, and some of them kept in chests ^
The account of the expenses of building a new Library in 1383 is
printed below, where the masons' and carpenters' wages are given
for each week. Bishop Brantingham gave £10 towards it, John
More R. of S. Petrock's Exeter £20, Bishop Stafford enlarged it in
1 404 (Gutch iii. 1 1 5). There was no architect, only a chief mason. In
154.5 a notice occurs that a key of the Library was given to each
fellow and that whoever lost one of the keys was to pay ^s^. The
books had to be sometimes pawned to one of the loan chests of the
University when the yearly expenses were too great (Coxe No. xxix,
xxxvi). Autumn 1354 '60s for redeeming a Bible which lay in
Langeton chest'; winter 1357 ' £3 for a Bible pledged in Chichester
chest, 2gs for a silver cup pledged in Goldeford chest, 13J 46? for
a book on the prophets and the third part of Thomas de Alquino
pledged in Tybeford chest' ; autumn 1358 ' £3 for a Bible redeemed
from Chichester chest, 8s ^d for a missal pledged in Burnel chest, £3
for a Bible pledged in Winton chest ' ; summer 1374 '4 marks to our
barber for a Bible which was pledged to him in the time of John
Dagenet.' In 1446 a Psalter was 'redeemed.' In 1466 IM. Chard



* Palmer was living 1460, Westlake gave the window 14SS.

^ Hist. Coram, ii. 126: The Library iii. 270; Winter 1392 ' iiiij pro ligacione
septem librorum et i(/pro cervisia in eisdcm ligatoribus, vi(/ erario pro labore suo
circa eosdcm libros, et \\d Johanni Lokycr pro impositione corundem librorum in
descis': winter 1449 'pro una lamina ferrea pro magna porta et alia pro disco
quodam in libraria ii(/ ob^ \ Lent 1441 '\\d pro una sera pendente pro cisla
librorum.' See Gottlieb's ]\IittclaUerliche Bibliotlteken, Leipzig, 1S90.

' Reg. 8 Nov. 1545 ' Iraditae sunt a Rectore 15 clavcs ad ostium librarii
spectantes quindecim sociis, hac lege, ut quilibct eorum ccdens vol deccdens suam
reddat clavem Rectori, aut solvat pro eadem ' ; 26 Mch 1562 ' (juicunque unam
clavium ((juc nupcrrimc erant fabricate) forle librarii perdet, hac summa ss
jjostea,' &c.



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paid 2S 'pro rcnovacionc unius libri posili in cista Ceccstric,' in 1470
he did the same for Avicenna. The Bibles were large and valuable.
Summer 1390 ' 2j 2d for binding a Bible and mending two other
books'; winter 1443 ' 2s for binding a Bible, and for parchment for
its guards (custodibus).' In later limes, when books were more
common the Colleges ^ made special provisions in their statutes about
the Library and the books ^.

The fellows devoted considerable time and pains to managing their
property. It was difficult to get money carried safely from one part of
the country to the other. Sometimes the Chapter of Exeter sent the
Gwinear tithe to their bailiff at Bampton in Oxfordshire (the Bishop of
Exeter had 6 hides of land at Bampton — Oxf. Arch. Soc. 1887 p. 129) ;
but sometimes the rector or a fellow had to go to Exeter or Gwinear
for it ^, and travelling was not easy nor was it always safe. Even in
Risdon's time the roads in Devon were ' cumbersome and uneven,
amongst rocks and stones, painful for man and horse, as they can best
witness who have made trial thereof. For be they never so well
mounted upon horses out of other countries, when they have travelled
one journey in these parts, they can, in respect of ease of travel, forbear
a second.' The roads were not meant for carriages or carts, goods

'■ Statutes of Brasenose p. 35, Corpus 90, Christchurch 112.

^ For ekctio librortim (i. e. the fellows chose books, to be lent them for a j'ear)
see winter 1382 '\'nd ob pro ligatura cuiusdam textus philosophic de eleccione
Johannis Mattecote' ; winter 1405 'id ob pro pergameno empto pro novo registro
faciendo pro eleccione librorum ' ; winter 1457 ' iiii<^ More stacionario pro labore
suo duobus diebus appreciando libros collegii qui traduntur in eleccionibus
sociorum ' ; autumn 1488 ' iis id pro redempcione librorum quondam eleccionis
domini Ricardi Symon ' ; All Souls Statutes p. 56 ; see preface to Compotus
Rolls of the Obedientaries of S. Swithun^s Priory, Winchester ; and criticism on it
in the Tablet, 29 Oct. 1892; Collectanea i^O. H. S.) i. 76: Reg. 20 July 1650
' Agreed in the Chappell that thenceforth no man should take any booke out
of the CoUedge Librarie without the consent and allowance of the Rector, Sub-
rector, and Deane ; and then to leave it under his hand with the Keeper of the
Librarie that hee hath in his possession every such booke or bookes ; and lastly
that hee restore all such booke or bookes into the Librarie again within the space
of 8 dayes inclusive from the day on which they were taken out.' Reg. 1 2 Dec.
1684 'decretum est ad utilitatem Bibliothecae in usum juniorum institutae, quod
quilibet socio-commensalis solvet decem solidos, suggenarius 7^ dd, battelarius 5^,
pauper scholaris 2s 6d, a Bursario recipiendos, in usum Bibliothecae impendendos
ex arbitrio Subrectoris et Decani.' Simon Cooper occurs as Bibliothecarius 1634.

^ Summer 1407 ' \d in gantaculo Coulynge quando portavit nobis aurum de
Cornubia'; autumn 1431 ' pro expensis Rectoris et famuli sui in equitando ad S.
Wynnerum xxis iiii^/.'

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1 HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

were conveyed on mules, and even in the early part of the last century
there was little but a system of bridle paths West of Exeter. In Lent
1400 John Jakys the rector was robbed of ten shillings on his way to
Exeter. A horseman was often accompanied by a servant on foot
to take charge of the horse, the distance travelled was about 20
miles a day ; but messengers on foot at a penny a day seem to have
accomplished a greater distance. Money and goods were sometimes
entrusted to the Exeter carrier (cursor or vector) \ when the Gwinear
tenant had brought the money to Exeter; autumn 1460 ' 6d to
the Exeter carrier for bringing us a " pannus depictus " given us by
M. John Colyford prior of S. John's at Exeter to hang up in
the Hall, and a table cloth of dyaper from the same INI. John ' ;
winter 1460 ' 50^- from our tenant staying at the Taberd Inn at
Exeter'; winter 1361 ' 15^ from M, James de Molton by the hands of
the prior of Abyndon for the fruits of S. Wyner, £4 which Thomas
Kelly received in the treasury of the cathedral church at Exeter,
5 marks on the part of the Dean of Exeter from Leverton's prebend
which the Dean received on our part for the fruits of S. Wynyr, £3
which Robert Clyst received in the treasury for the fruits of S. Wynyr
when he last settled with the seneschal of the treasury.' The carrier
even in 1707 went to Exeter only once in five weeks (Reliquiae
Hearnianae 30 Jan. 172I note). The cost of carriage in 1579 '^^'^.s
fourpence a mile (Wood's Life p. iii ; Rogers iii. 674). J. Taylor's
Carriers' Cosmography, reprinted in Arber's English Garner i. 234
' the carriers of Exeter do lodge at the Star in Bread street. They
come on Fridays and go away on Saturdays or Mondays'; 227 'the
carriers or posts that go to Exeter may send daily to Plymouth or to
the Mount in Cornwall ' (Rogers i. 660 ; Boase's Oxford 194). The
University carriers' stables were in Kibald street, which ran from
Oriel backgate to Horsemulen Lane, and crookedly thence to the
Angel backgate (Pcshall 135, 141). The carriage up the Thames
from London by water did not reach further than Maidenhead, and
hence salt was dear, since it had to be brought from the coast (Rogers
iv, 392). Lent 1422 ' 2od to the Devonshire carrier for carrying four

' Rogers i. 96; Reg. of Congregation 5 Mcli 151 Jj ' dccreluni est qiuxl Richardus
Kybee debet admitti in vcctorem in comitalu Sonierzed.' Henry Slade the E.xcter
carrier was privileged 2 Dec. 1721 ; Ilannali England was carrier to Devon 1722.



HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE. !i

books assigned to us by the executors of Edmund de SlafTord I)ishop
of Exeter'; summer 1410 '4^ 2d to the carrier (cursor) when he
brought us gold from Exeter'; autumn 1414 ' 3>r 8f/ to the carrier
(cursor) for carrying £7 which he received from I\L Thomas Ilende-
man'; winter 1469 ' ioj to the Exeter carrier (vector) for carrying
books.' The gold (mostly in gold nobles, worth ds 8d, first coined by
Edward III 1343-4) received for the rents often required to be ex-
changed ; summer 1358 ' xiii^ circa camcionem auri ' ; autumn 1358
' de camcione auri xvid' ; Lent 1409 ' inid pro cambicione unius nobilis
defectivi.' The rector and fellows had constantly to ride to Wittenham
and elsewhere to see about barns being mended, stone and slate being
bought ; and more than once they had to get in their tithe in kind for
themselves ; autumn 1363 ' i2d for hiring two horses when the Rector
and John Trewyse were at West Wyttenham to arrange with the
firmarii for making a barn ' ; autumn 1355 ' 2d for bread, beer, and
cheese when our priest of West Wiham made his compact (convencio),
8d to Robert Clest and William Vatte when they went to Abindon on
business, *jd for mending the rector's saddle (sella) which he broke
when on the business of the house.' A pair of boots (ocreae) for
these expeditions cost 2s 6d in Lent 1360, 3^- 4^ Lent 1362, 3^ 8d
Lent 1364, 3i- i^ summer 1372 ; summer 1355 'for shoeing (ferura)
the common horse ^^d, 6d for victuals for the common horse, 'jd for
shoeing the common horse, 5</ for his breakfast, 9^ lod to Cergeaux
for going to Exeter and for mending his boots, 2d to Clest for mend-
ing his boots, 3^^ to Vatte for boots.' Suckling, in his address to Hales
of Eton, tells his friend to ' bestride the College steed ' and ride up to
town. Oats cost 5(^/ for 2 bushels (modii) in autumn 1444 \ In 1334
3|<^ was paid for a ' sum' (summa) of straw; the 'sum' was usually
equal to a quarter, but the ' sum ' of oats was double this amount. The
English were a nation of horsemen till the beginning of the eighteenth
century.

Exeter College possessed four schools in School Street, which
afforded a rent, as Determiners hired them to perform their

' Rogers i. 168; the glosses gives 'sumberinus' as a measure of oats on the
Continent ; in Lent 1455 ' loads ' of straw for the schools are mentioned, 2 loads
(oneribui) costing 5^/. Rogers iv. 423 stirrups in 1454 ; v. 688 tithe in kind ;
for horse hire see Jusserand 348.



lii HISTORY OF EXETER COLLEGE.

exercises \ A composiiion with the City i6 Dec. 1384 exonerated
Exeter Hall from the payment of Tenths, Madan's Ciiy Records p. 1 7.
All transfers of houses had to be registered in the Hustings Court,
and we hear of the Rector being present there, Turner 22.

In its early years the College had to pass through difficult times.
The worst famine ever felt in England occurred in 131 5-6 : 1320 was
a year of pestilence, 1321 of famine, Wood's Ci'fy i. 168. The Black
Death caused many changes in the Colleges in 1349, and again
1361-2, 1370-1, Rogers i. 296 ; Gutch i. 485-6. The Computi too
are missing for 17 years, 1337 — autumn 1354. Was this owing to the
plagues or to the great Riot on S. Scholastica's day, 10 Feb. 1354 ? On
3 May a special protection was issued for the master of the House of

^ All Souls Archives index v. Oxford, Anstey 274 venella quae ducit a coUegio
Exonie usque ad Catstrete a parte boreali, 240, 520. School Street extended from
the north side of S. Mary's under the west end of the Church to the City Wall ;
the ancient schools were to the east of it. To the west of it were a number of
Halls e.g. Little Edmund Hall where the east part of Brasenose Chapel now is,
with Salisbury Hall to the north of it ; the lower rooms of these Halls were
frequented by disputants in Lent and when they commenced for the degree of
M.A. ; see Wood's City i. 82-3, 112, 118, 140; Reliquiae Hearnianae 7 July
171 2. On 15 Mch 1333 Robert de Grymraeston and M. William Dobbegave two
schools in Scolestrete to the Rector and Scholars of Stapeldonhalle, Ij'ing between
the schools belonging to the Convent of Stodleye fPeshall 97, 9S, 99, 100) and the
' scolas . . . Balliolo Oxon,' which two schools they had lately from William Atte
Hole and Kathcrine his wife. In 1327 a Concord was made between the College
and William Attehole of Botley, Wood's City i. 112. Exeter had two other schools
as well, Wood's City i. 89. The ' Recepta ' of autumn 1417 notice the four Schools
in School Street belonging to the College, as well as Hart Hall and Checker Hall ;
' iWUi xiiij und de Johanne Chalener in partem solucionis fructuum ecclesie nostre
de Wyttenham pro A.D. etc. xvi" ; xxj de M. Willelmo More in partem solucionis
pensionis pro Aula Cervina pro anno ultimo ; xj a M. Henrico Clerk in finalem
solucionem pensionis sue pro scolis suis ultimo anno ; \s a M. Radulpho Morwyll
in finalem solucionem pensionis sue pro scolis suis pro ultimo anno ' ; xj a M.
Willelmo Ays in finalem solucionem pensionis sue pro scolis suis pro ultimo anno ;
XJ a M. Henrico Whyttehed in finalem solucionem pensionis sue pro scolis suis pro
idtimo anno ; xxd a Willelmo Roll in partem solucionis redditus eius pro anno
ultimo elapso ; xxiiii^ vmd a M. Willelmo Andrew in finalem solucionem pensionis
Aule Scaccarii pro anno ultimo ; Summa omnium reccptorum xi/i xii- viii</.'
Summer 1549 ' vi// xij \\\d diruendis scolis, pro vehcndis lignis et tcgulis ad
Collegium et pro rcparalionibus ' ; winter 1552 ' '\\s \\\id ab Hurste pro horto in
platea ubi scola: nostra; sila: erant'; Lent 1556 'iij iiii(/ a M. CoUings jiro redditn
horti nostri ubi scola: olim fuerunt.' Summer 1401 ' \is \ii\d a M. Rodeborne
procuratore in plcnam solucionem jiensionis scolanmi suarum ' ; autumn 1527 ' \\s
a Bursariis pro scolis in (juadragesinia, et magistrorum Clyllet, Wyld, Lytlccot,
Towchan, Colmcr, Colyns ?, I'ownset et Randall.'



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Scholars of Stapeldon hall, his men lands possessions and goods
(patent 29 Edward III part i memb. 7, in Statutes III App. p. 23).

The College was very poor, and in 1479 the advowson of Men-
hcniot in Cornwall was given to it '.

Clifton Ferry was given to the College by Roger Roper, draper,
of Watlington, i Aug. 1493; see p. 327; Collect. Topog. at Geneal.
i. 241, where many college documents are printed.

The bishops of Exeter were kind patrons. Bishops Grandisson ^,
Biantingham, Stafford, and Lacy gave books. Bishop Stafford
obtained a bull for the Fellows from Innocent VII. Copies of some
of their rescripts to the College still exist. Thus on 2 June 1430
Bishop Lacy ^ orders as follows. 'To all sons of holy mother

' Winter 1479 ^ xxli xiiiis \d od a M. Nicholao Gosse in pleusagio receptorum
ultra expensas factas circa appropriacionem beneficii de Mayhyneot ; xii(/ pro
scriptura unius litere attomatorie misse magistris Johanni Combe, Wagot, et
Johanni Philipp ; x'lid vi sociis presentibus in exeqniis domini Fitzwaren.' A Latin

deed says : ' To all , Owen Lloyd, doctor of laws, official of Thomas,

Cardinal Priest of S. Ceriac in Thermis, primate and legate, having jurisdiction in
the diocese of Exeter during the vacancy of the See : the Rector and Scholars of
Stapledon Hall, now commonly called Exeter College, have petitioned that in
consideration of their poverty, since M. Nicholas Gosse, chancellor, Walter
Wyndesore subdean of Exeter, John Lyndon, dean of the Collegiate Church of
Holy Cross at Crediton, patrons, have procured the glebe and advowson of
Mahynyet in Cornwall, reserving a Vicarage, for the said Rector and Scholars, but
in the name of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter , we decree the appro-
priation , with the King's license, reserving to the Vicar a fitting portion

and house on the glebe ; and on the present Rector, M. Peter Courtenay, resigning
or dying, the Rector and Fellows may take possession ; and they are to maintain
a chaplain in the College, who at every mass shall utter a special collect for Fulk
Bourchier Lord Fitzwarren and Elizabeth his wife, Edward Courtenay and Elizabeth
his wife, Halnatheus Mauleverer and Joan his wife as long as they live, and for
their souls after they die, as the original patrons of that church and promoters of
this pious work, and there is to be an obit celebrated for them in the College every
20 Oct. ; and every Vicar of Menheniot is to be a B.D., or at least an M.A., and
one who is [or has been : these words only occur in a copy of the deed] a Fellow
of Exeter College, to be named by the Dean and Chapter. Exeter 28 .Sep. 1478.'
On 23 July 1479 the College gave up all the tithes, &c. to William Baron the
Vicar, for an annual payment of (C20, the Vicar to bear all expenses whatever (see
College Reg. 1827 pp. 11, 15). The executors of Henry Webber, dean of Exeter,



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