subjects & places
place: Suffolk - Bury St. Edmunds
Sir John Lyall c. Sir Thomas Kyrkeham
London Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065104v-105r, 107r-108r, 109rv
, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present in the house of William Catcher of Tottenham six weeks before the discussion at the house of Thomas Cape, when Sir Thomas Kyrkeham agreed to exchange benefices with Sir John Lyall on the condition that he receive an annual pension to make up the difference in income of the benefices; they agreed to go to the bishop of London in order to obtain a license to do this. He heard at Westminster, however, that the vicar [of Tottenham -- Kyrkeham?] was suspended, and that the bishop of London refused to [deal with this exchange of benefices?] until the suspension was cleared. Testifies that he was present sometime in the fall of 1491 at Cape`s house when he witnessed Cape give Kyrkeham 6s 8d, although he heard that Kyrkeham had borrowed this money to buy clothes.