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John Hunt

of Esse alias Ashen, Essex; held the manor of Overhall, alias Parva Breadley, Suffolk; brother-in-law of Foxe's printer, John Day

John Hunt supplied Foxe with deeds purporting to show the acceptance of clerical marriage and the right of their wives and children to inherit. 1570, pp. 1137-38; 1576, pp. 1141-42; 1583, pp. 1169-70.

 
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Ashen [Esse alias Ashen]

Essex

OS grid ref: TL 745 425

 
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Little Bradley [Ouerhall alias Parua Breadley], Suffolk

OS grid ref: TL 685 522

1194 [1170]

K. Henry 8. Euidences approuing the antiquitie of priestes mariage.
3. An other euidence touching the like matter.

MarginaliaCarta Reginaldi filij Iordani Wethresfeld fact. Henrjco de Denardistō Clerico & Alici æ vxori eius, de terris in parua ley in Com. SuffSCiant præsentes & futuri quòd ego Reginaldus filius Iordani de Wethresfeld, dedi, concessi, & hac præsenti carta mea cōfirmaui Hē. de Denardistō Clerico & Aliciæ vxori eius pro homagis & seruitijs eorum, & pro quadam summa pecuniæ quam mihi dederunt præ manibus in * Marginalia* Gersuma signifieth money payd before hand. which we call a fine. gersumam, vnam peciam terræ meæ arabilis cum omnibns suis pertinentijs, siue habeatur plus siue minus, in villa de parua Bradley, in campo vocato heldhey, iacētem inter terram Williel. de Mampford quondam, & terram Ioannis le Rede quondam, ex parte vna in longitudine, & tertam Richar. de Hanuyle ex altera, & abuttat ad vnum caput super terrā Ioannis le Lumbard, & aliud caput super cāpum vocatum Crōdon, cum sepibus & foueis & omnibus alijs pertinentijs, ad dictā terram spectantibus: Habend. & tenend. de me hæredibus & assignatis meis, prædictis Henrico & Aliciæ vxori eius, heredibus & assignatis dict. Henrici, vel cuicunque vel quibuscunque dict, Henr. prædictam terram cum omnibus pertinentijs prædict. dare vendere vel aliquo modo assignare voluerit, liberè, quietè, iurè, benè, in pace & hereditariè: Reddendo inde annuatim mihi hæredibus, & assignat. meis, vnàm rosam ad festum natiuitatis Sancti Ioannis Baptistæ pro omnibus seruiti,s, consuetudinibus, auxilijs, curiarum sectis & secularibus demaundis. Et ego prædict. Reginaldus, heredes, & assignati mei warrantizabimus, acquietabimus & defendemus prædictam terram cum sepibus & foueis & omnibus alijs pertinentijs prædictis Henrico & Aliciæ vxori eius, heredibus, & assignat. dict. Henrici per prædict. seruitium contra omnes mortales in perpetuum. In cuius rei testimonium, huic præsenti scripto sigillum meum apposui: His testibus, Ioanne Maueysin, Petro de Walepol. Ricard. de Hanuyle, Ricard. Bercar, Hen. Maueysin, Ioanne Bercar, Williel. Wastel, Hugone Wastel, Thom. de Bures, Williel. filio Rogeri, & alijs,

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4. An other euidence of like effect.

MarginaliaCarta Rich. Hanuile de parua Bradley fact. Henrico de Denardiston Clerico & Aliciæ. vxori eius & corum hæredibus de terris in parua Bradley in Com. Suff.SCiant præsentes & futuri quòd ego Richard. de Hanuyle de parua Bradley, dedi, concessi, & hac præsenti carta mea confirmaui Henr. de Denardēston Clerico & Aliciæ vxori eius, vnam peciam terræ meæ arabilis, cū omnibus pertinent, in parua Bradley in campo vocato Mortecroft, pro homagijs & seruitijs eorū, & pro quadam summa pecuniæ quam mihi dederunt præ manibus in gersumam, iacentem inter terras Williel. de Mampford quondam ex vtraq; parte, & vnum caput abuttat super campum vocat. Wodcraft. Habend. & tenend. de me, hæred. vel assignatis meis, ipsis, hæred. & assignat eorum, vel cuicunq; vel quibuscūq; dict. tenementum cum omnibus pertinētijs, dare, vēdere, legare, vel assignare voluerint, liberè, quietè, iure benè, in pace & hæ reditariè: Reddendo inde annuatim mihi & hæredibus meis duos denarios ad duos anni terminos, videlicet ad festum Sancti Michaelis vnum denarium, & ad Pascha vnum denarium pro omnibus seruitijs consuetudinibus, auxilijs, Curiæsectis & secularibus demaundis. Et ego prædict. Ricar. hæred. & assignati mei warrantizabimus, acquietabimus, & defendemus prædict. tenementum cum omnibus pertinentijs prædictis, Henrico & Aliciæ vxori eius, hæred. & assignat. eorum per prædictum seruitium cōtra omnes mortales in perpetuum. In cuius rei testimonium huic præsenti scripto sigillū meū apposui: His testibus, Petro de Walepol, Williel. Wastel, Hugone Wastel, Ric. Bercar, Henr. Maueysin, Ioanne Bercar, Rob. de Ponte, Williel. Picot, & alijs.

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5. An other euidence touching the same.

MarginaliaScriptū Mathei de Raclide, fact. Henrico de Denardiston Clerico & Aliciæ vxori eius de terris parua Bradley in Com. Suff.SCiant præsentes & futuri, quòd ego Mathæus de Raclisde dedi, concessi, & hac præsenti carta mea confirmaui Henrico de Denardiston Clerico & Amiciæ vxori eius, hæred. & assignat. dict. Henrici, vnam peciam terræ arabilis cum omnibus suis pertinent siue habeatur plus siue minus, prout iacet in villa de parua Bradley in campo vocato Cronudonbrede inter terram Ricard. de Hanuyle ex vna parte, & terram dict. Henrici de Denardiston ex alia parte, & vnam caput abuttat super viam vocatam Lebreddich, & aliud caput super terram Ricar. de Hanuyle antedict. Habend. & tenend. prædictam peciam terræ cum omnibus suis pertinent. de capitali Domino feodi, & cuicunque vel quibuscunque prædictus Henr. prædictam peciam terræ cum omnibus pertinent. dare, vendere, vel assignare voluerit, liberè, quietè, iurè benè, in pace, hæreditariè in perpetuū: faciendo capitali Domino feodi seruitia inde de iure debita & consueta. Et ego prædict. Mathæus & heredes mei prædictam peciam terræ cum omnibus suis pertinent. (vt prædictum est) prædict. Henr. & Aliciæ, hered. & assignat. dict. Henr. contra omnes gentes warrantizabimus in perpetuum. In cuius rei testimonium huic præsenti cartæ sygillum meum apposui: His testibus, Ricard. de Hanuyle, Ioanne de Stonham, Ioanne Godfrey Williel. Wastel. Clement. de Bures, & alijs. MarginaliaDated An. R. Edw. R. 2. 8. which was An. D. 1315.Datum apud paruam Bradley, die Lunæ in quindena Sancti Michaelis. Anno Regni Regis Edwardi filij Regis Edwardi, octauo.

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6. An other euidence touching the same.

MarginaliaScriptum Rich. de Louerhall parua Bradley. fact. Hē. de Denardiston Clerico & Aliciæ vxori eius, de terris in parua Bradley predict.SCiant præsentes & futuri quod ego Richardus de Louerhal de parua Bradley, dedi, concessi, & hac præsenti carta mea confirmaui Henr. de Denardiston Clerico & Amiciæ vxori eius, & hæred. dict. Henr. vnam peciam terræ meæ arabilis, siue habeatur plus siue minus, prout iacet in villa de parua Bradley in campo vocato Peterfeld, inter terram Henrici Cosin ex vna parte, & terram Thom. Bercar ex alia parte, vno capite abbuttante super crostam Williel. Attegaene, & alio capite super le Ouerhallmede: Habend & tenend. dictam peciam terræ cum omnibus pertinent. de capitali Domino feodi, prædict. Henr. & Aliciæ & hered. dict. Henr. cuicunque & quibuscunque dictam peciam terræ dare, vēdere, vel assignare voluerint, liberè, quietè, iure, benè, in pace, hereditariè, in feodo & in perpetuum: faciēdo eidem capitali Domino feodi seruitia inde de iure debita. Et consueta Et ego prædict. Ricar. & hered. mei præd. peciam terræ præd. Henr. & Aliciæ & hered. dict. Henr. & suis assignat. contra omnes gentes warrantizabimus in perpetuum. In cuius rei testimonium huic præsenti cartæ sigillum meum apposui: His testibus, Ricar. de Hanuyle, Ioanne Godfrey, Ioanne de Stonham, Willielm. Attegrene Roberto Petipas, Williel. Aleyne, & alijs. MarginaliaThis deede seemeth by the date to be made An. R. Edw. R. 2. 10. An. D. 1317. which was about 200. yeares after Anselme.Datum apud paruam Bradley die dominica proxima post festum Paschale. Anno Regni Regis Edwardi filij Regis Edwardi. 10.

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7. An other euidence touching the like matter.

MarginaliaScriptum Clementis de Clopton fact. Ioanni de Bosco de Cowling Clerico & basiliæ vxori eius, de terris in Cowling in Suff.SCiant præsentes & futuri quòd Ego Clemens de Cloptone, concessi, dedi, & hac præsenti carta mea confirmaui Ioanne de Bosco de Coulynge Clerico & Basiliæ vxori eius & hæredibus præd Ioannis, tres acras terræ cum omnibus suis pertinentijs in Coulynge, siue sit ibi maius siue minus prout simul iacent inter terram domini Roberti de Aspal ex parte vna, & terram quōdam Ioannis le Pogeys ex alia, vno capite abuttante super viam communem, & alio super terram quondam prædict. IoannisPogeys: Habend. & tenend. prædict. tres acras terræ cum omnibus suis pertinent. prædict. Ioanni & Basiliæ & hered prædict. Ioannis de capitalibus Domini feodi illius per seruitia inde debita & de iure consueta. Et ego prædictus Clemens & heredes mei, prædictis Ioanni & Basiliæ & hæred prædict. Ioannis totam prædictam terram cum omnibus suis pertinentijs contra omnes gentes in perpetuum warrantizabimus. In cuius rei testimonium, huic præsenti chartæ sigillum meum apposui: His testibus, Thoma de Caldebeke, Ricard. Farewell, Ioanne de Schelford, Roberto Godfrey, Rogero le Porter, & Williel. le Paumer. MarginaliaDated R. Edw. R. 2. 13. whiche was Ann. D. 1320.Datum apud Coulynge die dominica proxima post festum Sancti Lucæ Euangelistæ. Anno Regni Regis Edwardi filij Regi, Edwardi, tertiodecimo.

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¶ All the Originals of these seuen seuerall peeces of Euidences, þe true copyes whereof are here before inserted and last recited, at this present (videlicet) this 23. of Nouēber in the yeare of our Lord. 1575. are in the custody and do remayne among the Euedences, and writinges of Iohn Hunt of Esse alias Ashen, in the Countie of Essex Esquire, MarginaliaM. Iohn Hunt hath 7. peeces of Euidences for priestes maryage in his custody. and are pertayning, and belonging to his Mannor of Ouerhall, alias Parua Breadley aforesayd, in the County of Suffolke. At whose handes they are easily at this present and long time (I trust) after the writing of this historye, shall remayne to be seene, of good record, if any man eyther be desirous of þe sight thereof, or doubtfull of the truth of the same.

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Although these Instrumentes and Euidences aboue here specified, be of themselues euident & playn enough, so that no man can reasonable obiect any thing to the contrary: yet to stop the mouthes of all suche wranglers and cauillers, who being satisfied with no truth, wil here peraduenture take some occasion vpon this word Clericus, so oftentimes named in these Euidences aforesayd, to obiect þt this word may as well be taken for other, as for Priestes therefore, MarginaliaObiections conteyning the word Clericus resolued.to preuent the cauilling obiections of such, thys shalbe briefly to reply thereunto, that in the cōmon lawes of this realme, in all giftes or feoffmentes made to any spirituall person (vnles he be some graduate of Diuinitie in þe schooles) the sayde spirituall person is named by no other terme, but by þe word Clericus: as by diuers places, as well in the printed bookes, as in old Registers and writings of the Lawyers, as well in the common law, as Statute law remayneth of Recorde very euident to be seene. Some special notes wherof as well for the ease of the Reader in the search of the same, as also for the further satisfying of some who peraduenture shall want the bookes, I thought good here to exhibite in forme and tenour as foloweth.

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Certaine notes how this word Clericus is taken in the Lawe bookes.

MarginaliaIn Stat. de Marlebri.ge. An. 52. Hen. 3. Cap. 27.SI Clericus aliquis pro reatu vel crimine aliquo, quod ad Coronā pertineat, arestatus fuerit, & postmodum per præceptum domini regis in Balliū traditus, vel replegiatus extiterit, ita quòd

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