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1492-11-24: Sir Thomas Wiseman  c. Sir David Kingesbury  TithesLondon Metropolitan Archives, MS DL/C/A/001/MS09065fols. 117v-
1492-11-24: William Spenser, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies concerning customary arrangements for tithes and offerings between the warden of the chapel of St. Laurence in the Bush (at Wormley, Herts.) and the vicar of Cheshunt. Testifies that Sir Thomas Wiseman, rector and warden of the chapel of St. Laurence in the Bush, and his predecessors as far as he can remember always collected all the revenue and offerings derived from the lands of the chapel without any contention between them and the vicars of Cheshunt, until Sir David Kingesbury demanded Wiseman pay tithes. The only exception has been that every year on 10 August the vicars of Cheshunt and their clergy would celebrate a choral mass at the chapel of St. Laurence in the Bush and would receive 2s. from the warden, though he does not know whether or not these were received as payment for tithes or as payment for their services. Testifies he was present on 10 August 1492 when Sir Thomas refused to give the vicars of Cheshunt their annual offering of two shillings. Testifies that what he says is common knowledge in the towns of Cheshunt, Wormley, and neighbouring places.

1492-11-24: Thomas Lucas, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies concerning customary arrangements for tithes and offerings between the warden of the chapel of St. Laurence in the Bush (at Wormley, Herts.) and the vicar of Cheshunt. Testifies that Sir Thomas Wiseman, rector and warden of the chapel of St. Laurence in the Bush, and his predecessors have always collected all the revenue and offerings derived from the lands of the chapel without any contention between them and the vicars of Cheshunt until this present suit. Testifies that every year on 10 August for the past fifty years the vicars of Cheshunt and their clergy would celebrate a mass at the chapel of St. Laurence in the Bush and would receive a meal and 2s. from the warden, though he does not know whether or not these were received as payment for tithes or as payment for their services. Testifies that some time between 22 April and 24 June 1492, he was present when Sir David Kingesbury demanded that Wiseman pay tithes; Wiseman answered that he would do so if Kingesbury could show a “cause reasonable.”

1492-11-24: John Flynt, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies concerning customary arrangements for tithes and offerings between the warden of the chapel of St. Laurence in the Bush (at Wormley, Herts.) and the vicar of Cheshunt. Testifies that neither Sir Thomas Wiseman, rector and warden of the chapel of St. Laurence in the Bush, nor his predecessors ever paid tithes to the vicar of Cheshunt until Sir David Kingesbury, the present vicar of Cheshunt, demanded that Wiseman do so. The only exception has been that every year on 10 August the vicars of Cheshunt and their clergy would celebrate a choral mass at the chapel of St. Laurence in the Bush and would receive 2s. from the warden, though he does not know whether or not these were paid as a debt or for their services. Testifies that he was present when Kingesbury publicly asserted that he wanted to collect lesser tithes from the lands belonging to the chapel.

1492-12-06: William Cliott, Witness for Plaintiff
Testifies concerning customary arrangements for tithes and offerings between the warden of the chapel of St. Laurence and the vicar of Cheshunt.