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1492-03-15: Sir John Lyall  c. Sir Thomas Kyrkeham  Clerical DisciplineLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065104v-105r, 107r-108r, 109rv
1492-03-28: William Catcher, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present when Sir Thomas Kyrkeham agreed to resign his vicarage to Thomas Cape`s kinsman (Sir John Lyall) on the condition that he receive an annual pension from the bishop of London and that Cape lend Kyrkeham 6s. 8d. so he could buy some clothes. Cape, he says, agreed to these terms, Kyrkeham promised to pay back the loan, and the parties agreed that Cape would pay in total £40 for the funding of an annual pension to be paid by the new incumbent in the vicarage. Testifies that there was a document affixed to the parish church, but he does not know what the document said, nor when it was put up. Testifies that due to the “words and deeds” of Sir John Lyall the details of this affair are common knowledge in the town of Tottenham and in neighbouring places.

1492-03-15: Sir Thomas Kyrkeham, Response of Defendant
Responding to the articles, admits and denies with no details recorded.

1492-03-28: John Clerk, 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.

1492-03-22: Thomas Cape, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he was present around 24 August 1491 in an inn in London, when Sir Thomas Kyrkeham agreed to resign his vicarage to Sir John Lyall for payment of £25. Testifies that he, at Lyall`s request, gave Kyrkeham 6s. 8d. as partial payment for the vicarage.

1492-03-28: Sir Thomas Everard, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies that he had been an apprentice to Alice Hungerford, the widow of London draper, John Hungerford; in 1484 he told Hungerford that he wished to become a priest. She promised to give him an ecclesiastical benefice on account of the “favour and affection” her late husband, John Hungerford, had borne towards him. Testifies that he and Hungerford met Sir Robert Gryme, then rector of the parish church of St. Olave in Southwark, at Stourbridge Fair in 1484; Gryme said that at Alice`s request he had found a benefice worth £20, at Tottenham. Testifies that when Alice offered to give him the benefice, the witness refused it after seeking advice from Master Bretayn about whether or not he could accept it in good conscience; the latter advised that he refuse it, claiming it would “offend the canons.” Testifies that he was present when later that year Sir Thomas Kyrkeham agreed to pay Alice £14 for the vicarage. Testifies that Kyrkeham defaulted on the payment for two terms, and was as a result arrested on two occasions - the first time by this witness - and was committed to Ludgate prison the second time.