MARFLEET
Including variants e.g. MERFLET(T); MARFLETE; MARFLIT(T); MARFLIGHT, etc.
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An Index of MARFLEETs pre 1500



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Adam de MERFLETE	1135-1154
Granted 1 mans'um and 1 bovate of land to Simon his brother.

Adam, lord of MERFLEET	1216 
The Abbat and Convent of St. Martins, Albemarle, gave, inter alia, 
one bovate of land, with its appurtances, in Danthorpe, to Adam, 
lord of Merfleet, son of Wm. de Danthorpe, in fee, which he had of 
the gift of the aforesaid Wm, father of the aforesaid Adam.

sir Adam de MERFLETE	1216 
[Nottingham Record Office] (see also Elena)

Adam, lord of MERFLETE	1218 
The Abbat and Convent of St. Martins, Albemarle, gave to Adam, 
lord of Marflete, son of Wm. de Danthorpe, in fee, freedom of 
payment of tenths to be made in Marfleet, of 12 bovates of land 
and of the whole of his own meadow; and remitted to him and his 
heirs the whole meadow which they had in the same place, with 
one bovate of arable in Danthorpe, which they had of the grant of 
his father Adam (sic) for which Adam gave the Abbat aforesaid 15 
acres of meadow in Marflete.

Sir Adam de MERFLETE	c.1218 
bore - Argent, 9 fleur de lis, 3,2,3,1. azure, a bordure, engrailed, gules.

Adam de MERFLETE	1227 
[Nottingham Record Office]

Adam de AUTHORPE, lord of Marfleet	1228 
York. William of Marfleet seeks against Adam of Authorpe two parts 
of the manor of Marfleet, into which he has not access except through 
William of Ross, whose father Robert of Ross had that land in his 
custody with William himself while that same William was under age, 
and even while he is of age, as it is said, and from the time when that 
same Robert died he was kept from that land by reason of the 
aforementioned custody.
And Adam came and defended the force and injury and rights of William 
himself; and he wanted to speak the truth. That land was under the rule 
of Stephen his great-grandfather, and he held that land in his own rule 
and his herited rule; and also Stephen had three sons, William of course
Stephen and Simon; and William who was the firstborn, had one son, 
William by name, the father of the aforementioned Adam; from where he 
himself has and holds that land as if he himself who issued from the 
firstborn son of Stephen himself; and the aforementioned William issued 
from Stephen the second son of Great-grandfather Stephen. And therefore 
it seems to him that he should not answer him. And he speaks well 
because the aforementioned Robert of Ross never had that land in his 
custody with that William, but infact he held that land through his own 
force which lay in disuse until he died; and then he said to his son 
William that he had unjustly forced that land from the aforementioned 
Adam, and he told that same William his son to restore that land to the 
aforementioned Adam as the rightful heir. And in order to prove this he 
surrendered himself to the court.
And William said that the aforementioned Robert took his homage after 
that and he was on that same disputed land as had been in his custody. 
And he did not want to dispute the right or wrong; but he did claim his 
own freehold land. And the fact that he had been kept from it was very 
obvious, because the aforesaid Robert restored to him a third part of the 
aforesaid manor as a gift for his wife, and this third part he still held. 
And in order to prove this he would bring that party (his wife) into court 
and if this was not enough he would surrender himself to the decision of 
the court: and Adam likewise. Let there be a tribunal; and let it be held in 
Norwich in the county of Norfolk from the sacred day of Trinity for 15 
days to find out if the aforesaid Robert of Ross possessed that land 
together with the aforesaid William as from the freehold possession of 
that same William or not. 

Adam de DANTHORPE, 	1227-1230 
Ebor'. - Convenit per licenciam justiciariorum inter Willelmum de Mereflet 
petentem et Adam de Dantorp tenentem de tercia parte manerii de Mereflet, 
scilicet quod predictus Willelmus non inplacitabit predictum Adam usque 
ad finem septem annorum proximo equentium. Et pro hac concessione 
Theobaldus Hautein, in cujus custodia predictus Adam est, dat predicto 
Willelmo xx. marcas.

Adam de MEREFLET,	1230-1232 
[De octabis sancti Martini.
Ebor'. Theobaldus Hautein per attornatum suum optulit se quarto die 
versus Johannem de Preston' de placito quod reddat ei rationabilem 
compotum suum de tempore quo fuit ballivus suus de Mereflet: et 
Johannes non venit etc., et summonitio etc. Judicium. Attachietur quod 
sit a die Pasche in v. septimanas.]

[Adhuc a die Pasche in v. septimanas.
Ebor'. Theobaldus Hauteyn per atornatum suum optulit se iiij. die versus 
Johannem de Preston' de placito quod reddat ei rationabilem compotum 
de tempore quo fuit ballivus ipsius Theobaldi in Merflet etc.; et Johannes 
non venit etc., et plures fecit defaltas. Et ideo vicecomes distringat eum 
per terras et catalla quod sit a die sancti Michaelis in tres septimanas, 
nisi justicaiarii etc.]

Ebor'. Theobaldus Hautein petit versus Johannem de Preston' quod reddat 
ei compotum rationabilem de tempore quo fuit ballivus suus de manerio 
suo de Mereflet, et unde dicit quod aretro est de tribus annis, unde dicit 
quod deterioratus est ad valentiam ducentarum marcarum.
        Et Johannes venit et dicit quod nunquam fuit ballivus suus, nec 
unquam habuit manerium illud in custodia per ipsum Theobaldum, immo 
per quendam Adam de Mereflet et cui ipse reddidit compotum et quietus 
est, et qui quidem Ada fuit ballivus ipsius Theobaldi et ibi positus per 
ipsum Theobaldum, ut ipse Johannes dicit; et inde vocat ipsum Adam ad 
warantum. Habeat eum a die sancti Hillarii in xv. dies.

In 1232 he (Theobald Hauteyn) summoned John of Preston to render him 
the accounts as his bailiff in Marfleet in Yorkshire but John pleaded that 
he was the deputy of Adam of Marfleet the real bailiff and vouched Adam 
to warranty.
(Bracton's Note Book, No.859)

sir Adam de MERFLE,	c.1240 
Witness to deed relating to land in Tunstall belonging to the Hospital of 
S. Sepulchre Hedon.

Adam of MERFLET,	1245 
MCLXXXI. - Between William of Merflet, claimant, and Adam of Merflet, 
tenant: as to 2 parts of the manor of Merflet, save 3 bovates of land and 
2 thofts.
The right of Adam. Adam gives 50 marks of silver.
[Case 264, File 39, No.69.]

Adam de MERFLET,	c.1250 
Witness to deed relating to land in Rimswell (in Owthorne)

(Rimswell, township and parish of Owthorpe, East Riding of Yorkshire, 
10 miles east of Hedon; 1,216 acres.)

Adam of MEREFLET,	30 September 1251 
At York, 30 September 1251, come Robert of Wykerle, Richard of Berle, 
Elias of Wygelewyk and Robert Traynel, 4 knights summoned to choose 
12 to make recognizance of a Grand Assize of the Lord King between 
Henry the Chamberleng, claimant, and Peter of Haye, tenant, as to a 
carucate of land in Holum; as to which, Peter has put himself on a Grand 
Assize etc., whether he or Henry has the greater right etc. and whether 
he or Richard his father whose heir he is, ever did any service for that 
land to Henry or his ancestors.
They have chosen these:- John of Bylton, Adam of Mereflet, William of 
saint Quentin, Alexander of Saint Quentin, Anselm of Saint Quentin, John 
of Frismareys, John the vavassur, William of Bretton, Richard the Waleys, 
Thomas of Oterington, Robert of Veylly, Robert Chaumberd and Philip of 
Faucenberg, who say on their oath .... Day given on Tuesday after the 
Octave of S. Michael (10 October) and then let 12 come etc. Later they 
concord, Henry giving 1 mark for leave; surety, Peter: cyrograph etc. 
(Assize Roll 1046. m. 3d.)

Adam de MERFLET,	(AD1259 written in pen at the top of page 133) 
[m.6.] OF ASSIZES AND PLAINTS AT BEVERLEY ON THE SUNDAY NEXT 
BEFORE THE FEAST OF SAINT MATTHEW, IN THE 44th YEAR.
[m.6d.]Joan daughter of Gerard SALVAYN puts in her place the said 
Thomas or Simon son of Ralph against Sibil Lucy and Orfamina, 
daughters of Adam de Merflet in a plea of dower.

Adam MERFLET, miles,	c.1297 
The Friar Preachers, or Black Friars of Beverley.
The following burials at this priory have been given by John WRYTHE 
alis WRIOTHESLEY, garter King-at-arms before the year 1504.
It' [Item] d'n's [dominus] Adam d M'flet, miles.

Adam d M'FLET, miles,	1297 
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It dns Adam d M'flet miles
[Item dominis Adam de Merflet miles]

sir Wm (Adam) MARFLEET	c.1405 
see Joan, daughter of.


Agnes,	22 February 1447 
wife of Wm. Mirflete, Testamentary burial in the Chapel of St. Augustine, 
Hedon. Will proved 11/4/1448.

Agnes MERFLET	23 February 1447 
late wife of Wm. MERFLETE of Hedon, will.


Alicia, relict of Wm de MERFLEET	1100 
had a daughter Alicia.

Alicia, dau of Wm & Alicia MERFLEET	1100 
see above.


Alice MERFLETE	1237 
Wife of Ralph de Marflete of Tolby.
[Nottingham Record Office]

Alice MERFLETE of Hedon	22 October 1407 
wife of William MERFLETE
(see also Agnes wife of Wm. MIRFLETE)

Alice,	27 March 1453 
Wife of John Marflet, Birdlyngton (q.v.) Will.


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Crystyan MARFLETE,	12 March 1542 
Named as the wife of William Marflete in his Will.


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Elena MERFLETE	1216 
[Nottingham Record Office] (see also Adam)

Elena de MERFLET	1297 
Merflet. De Elena de Merflet, iiijs vijd

Elene	1297 
Merflet. De Roberto filio Elene, ijs vjd

Elena MERFLETE	1297 
The Friar Preachers, or Black Friars of Beverley.
The following burials at this priory have been given by John WRYTHE 
alis WRIOTHESLEY, garter King-at-arms before the year 1504.
It' [Item] d'n's [dominus] Elena uxor d'ni

Elena,	1297 
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It dna Elena uxor dni Ade de M'flet


Elizabeth,	died between Oc1348 and 07Au1349 (possibly in childbirth). 
daughter of Robert BAUGY(E) and Alice (or Agnes).
wife of John de Merflet of Barton, mother of Hugh de MERFLET.
Heiress of the lands held by her grandfather, William BAUGY(E).
(1)	one bovate of land in Wolrikby by Elsham.
(2)	three tofts, 20 acres of land and meadow, 10s. of rent and the
	moiety of a messuage and one bovate of land in Barton, also of 10
	acres of land in Barton.
Heiress of the lands held by her father Robert BAUGY(E).
(1)	a messuage, three tofts, 50 acres of land and 24s.6d. rent in
	Barton on Humber.
(2)	a messuage, two tofts, 5 bovates of land, 26s. rent, and a rent of
	a pound of cummin in Glentworth, and 2 bovates, held of the heir
	of Oliver Vendour by fealty and service of a clove at Michaelmas.
(3)	a toft, 4 bovates of land and 6 acres of land and meadow in
	Barton and in Helmswell and Glentham.

Elizabeth MOREFLETT,	1578 
Add MS 32490 LL 17
Sepulchral brass at Yately, Elizabeth Moreflett, 1578.


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George MARFLETE, of haynton,	24 March 1536 
Will, proved Lincoln 11 April 1536.
Mentions: William Marflete and Richarde his son; Richard my brother.
Witness: Richarde Marflete the younger.


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Henry de MERSFLET,	20 September 1323 
Ordained as subdeacon at the ordination of 1 acolyte, 3 subdeacons and 
2 deacons. (see also Simon.)


Hugh de MERFLET,	1261-1277 
fo.232 Hugh de Merflet, Test:

Hugh, son of John de MERFLET of Barton	born Oc1348; died 28Jy1360: 
married Katherine before his death at the age of 12 years.
Inherited all the lands of his mother Elizabeth (see above).
Inherited all the lands of his father John de Merflet (see below).

Hugh, (not named)	8 January 23 Edward III (1350) 
462. Robert Bauge of Barton.
Writ (missing)
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Barton, 8 January, 23 Edward III
Glentworth. A messuage and a carucate of land held of the king in chief by 
homage and fealty.
Barton. A capital messuage and a carucate of land held of the lord of 
Bello Monte by fealty and two attendances yearly at his court of Barton and 
by service of 9s. 10d. yearly, and 3s. yearly to the perpetual chantry of 
Holy Trinity in the church of Barton.
He died on Monday after St. Peter's Chains last. The son of John de 
Merflet of Barton, aged 1 year and more, is his heir.
                                      E. Inq. p.m. File 11. (7.)

Hugh, son of John de Merflet,	23 April, 24 Edward III (1351) 
603. Robert Bauge of Barton.
Writ, 5 April, 24 Edward III.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Barton, 23 April, 24 Edward III
Glentworth. A messuage and 60a. land held of the king in chief by homage 
and fealty and by service of 7s. yearly to the king and 6s. 8d. yearly to 
the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England.
Barton. A capital messuage, 50a. land and 10a. meadow held of the lord of 
Beaumont (de Bello Monte) by fealty, two appearances yearly at his court 
of Barton and by service of 9s. 10d. yearly and 6s. yearly to a chantry at 
the altar (cuidam cantuar' altari) of the Holy Trinity in the church of St. 
Mary, Barton.
He died on 3 August, 23 Edward III.(1349) Hugh, son of John de Merflet of 
Barton, aged 1 years, is his heir.
Commission of certiorari to John Gaunt, William Bray and John de Hatclif 
to enquire as to waste by William Bret, to whom the king committed the 
custody of the lands &c. late of Robert Bauge in Glentworth and Barton, 
together with the marriage of his heir, for a rent of 40s. yearly paid 
into the king's wardrobe, 7 April, 28 Edward III.(1354)
Writ of scire facias to the sheriff to find a jury, 7 April, 
28 Edward III.(1354) Jury panel. (undated).

LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Barton-on-Humber before the said commissioners, 
Friday in Easter week, 28 Edward III.(18 April 1354)
The abovesaid William. after he had received the custody aforesaid, pulled 
down (prostravit) a certain chamber in the capital messuage of the said 
Robert in Barton, two cottages in Hundgate, a cottage in Skrempholm, a 
shop and a cottage in Burgate, all in the town of Barton, and in the 
gardens of the said Robert there he cut down five oaks and eight ash 
trees and uprooted two apple trees, thirteen aspens and three ash trees.

Writ of certiorari to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to enquire 
whether Saier de Rochford, escheator in co. Lincoln, has charged himself, 
in his account rendered in 23 Edward III (1349-1350), with any sum from 
the issues of the lands &c. late of Robert Bauge of Barton, 16 June, 
28 Edward III (1354).
Endorsed: By the chancellor on the information of W. de Newenh'.
Also endorsed with a memorandum of enrolment in Trinity term, 
28 Edward III, roll 1.

Return of the treasurer and barons. Undated.
Saier de Rochford, escheator, in his account for 23 Edward III (1349-1350), 
charged himself with 6s. 5d. of the issues of a messuage and a carucate 
of land in Glentworth, late of the said Robert, extended yearly at 40s., 
viz. from 3 August, 23 Edward III (1349), to Michaelmas following 
(29 September 1349), and with 6s. 5d. of the issues of a messuage 
and a carucate of land in Barton, late of the said Robert, extended yearly 
at 40s.; and, in a similar account rendered at the exchequer, he charged 
himself with 4l. from the issues of the said lands &c. from Michaelmas, 
23 Edward III (29 September 1349) to Michaelmas following 
(29 September 1350). In his account for a year from Michaelmas, 
24 Edward III (29 September 1350), he did not answer for any issues of 
the said lands &c. from Michaelmas, 24 Edward III (29 September 1350), 
to 19 October following, on which day he delivered to William Bret the 
custody of all the lands &c. late of the said Robert, as there were no 
issues during that time.

Writ to the escheator to enquire whether Robert Bauge held lands &c. in 
Glentworth and Barton and elsewhere other than those mentioned in the 
inquisition taken after his death, 10 September, 28 Edward III (1354).
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Barton, Wednesday after St. Matthew, 28 Edward III 
(24 September 1354).
Barton and Wolriby. Besides the messuage, 50a. land, 10a. meadow and 
7s. rent, previously returned, the said Robert held 6 cottages, 60a. land, 
30s. rent and three crofts in Barton of the lord of Beaumont by service of 
9s. 10d. and by rendering to a certain chantry of St. Thomas in Barton 
3s. 6d. and to the abbot of Bardenay 2s. 6d., one cottage in Barton of the 
heirs of John Tracy by service of 18d. yearly and a bovate of land in 
Wolriby of Roger Haunsard by service of making two appearances yearly 
at his court of Wrauby.
All the aforesaid land &c. were in the king's hand from the time of the 
said Robert's death to 19 October, 24 Edward III (1350) following, and 
afterwards William Bret of Barton occupied them.
LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Spital in the Street (Hospitale super Stratam), 
Thursday after St. Matthew, 28 Edward III (25 September 1354).
In addition to the messuage and 60a. land in Glentworth previously 
returned, the said Robert held:
Glentworth. A toft and 65a. land and 14s. 1d. rent and 1lb. cummin yearly, 
with the messuage and 60a. already returned, of the king in chief by 
service of rendering 15s. yearly.
Glentham and Helmswell. A toft and 18a. land held of the prior of the 
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by service of 6s. 8d. yearly 
and by rendering to Thomas de Snartford 6d. yearly.
All the said lands &c. were in the king's hand from the day of the said 
Robert's death until 19 October, 24 Edward III (1350), after which William 
Bret had possession of them.

Hugh de MERFLETE,	3 August 1354, Westminster. 
Order to Sayer de Rocheford, escheator in the county of Lincoln, - 
pursuant to an inquisition made by him shewing that a messuage, 
a cottage and 3 bovates of land in Barton have descended by 
hereditary right to Hugh de Merflete, a minor in the king's ward, as 
kinsman and heir of Robert Bauge of Barton, through John de Merflete, 
his father, and have not yet been taken into the king's hand, - to take 
the premises into the king's hand and keep them safely until further order.

Hugh de MERFLET,	2 December 1354, Westminster. 
Commitment to William Bret of the wardship of the lands late of Robert 
Bauge of Barton, who held in chief, in Glemworth, Barton, Glentham, 
Helmeswell and Wolryby, and of the lands late of John de Merflet in 
Barton, all which are in the king's hand by the deaths of the said Robert 
and John and by reason of the minority of Hugh de Merflet, kinsman and 
heir of Robert and son and heir of John, to hold until the lawful age of 
the said heir, rendering 6l. 10s. 4d. yearly in the wardrobe by equal 
portions at Easter and Michaelmas; mainpernors, Robert Skyr of Barton 
and Richard Gros of the county of Lincoln.
                                                         By C.

Hugh de MERFLET,	1355 (28 Edward III) 
Son and heir of John de Merflet.

Hugh,	10 September 1360, Elsham. 
142. Hugh son of John de Merflet of Barton.
Writ to the escheator to enquire what lands came into the king's hand by 
the death of John de Merflet of Barton, tenant in chief, and the minority 
of Hugh, his son, who died a minor in the king's wardship.
1 August, 34 Edward III (1360).

LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Elsham, Thursday after the Nativity of the Virgin, 
34 Edward III (10 September 1360) (defaced and illegible in places).
Glentworth. A messuage, 2 tofts, 5 bovates, and yearly rents of 26s. and 
1lb. cummin, held of the king in chief by service of being usher in the 
eyre of the justices at Lincoln, whereof Roger son of Roger de Bello 
Campo of Filyngham, [aged 38] years and more, is heir by reason that 
one William de Bello Campo gave the premises to Robert son of William 
Bauge [of Burton] and Alice, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with 
remainder to his own heirs; and 2 bovates, held of the heir of Oliver 
Vendour by fealty and service of a clove at Michaelmas.
Helmeswell. A toft and 2 bovates of land, held of the prior of the 
Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by service of 3s. yearly.
Glentham. 6a. land and meadow, held of Thomas de Snartfford for 6d. 
yearly or a pair of spurs worth 6d.
The aforesaid Roger son of Roger son of William de Bello [Campo is heir 
to all the above lands &c. as above]. The descent of the right in the 
premises given here is illegible in places, but seems to be identical with 
that given in the inquisition taken at Spital (infra), except that the 
wife of Robert son of William Bauge is here called Alice, not Agnes. 
The meaning appears to be that the right reverted to Roger through 
Elizabeth mother of Hugh son of John de Merflet, and daughter of Alice 
wife of the aforesaid Robert Bauge, daughter of Alice daughter of the 
aforesaid William de Bello Campo.
Barton. [Moieties of a messuage and] of a bovate of land, whereof Thomas 
son of Walter son of Walter de Feriby, aged 53 years and more, is heir, 
[by reason of a fine] levied in the king's court between William Baugy and 
Agnes, his wife, querents, and Hugh Busk of Feriby and Idonia, his wife, 
deforciants, whereby Hugh and Idonia recognized the aforesaid moieties 
to be the right of William and Agnes, and surrendered them in court as the 
right and inheritance of Agnes: from whom the right descended to Robert 
Baugy, son and heir of William and Agnes; and from him to Robert his son 
and heir; and from him, because he died without heir of himself, to 
Elizabeth, his sister, whom John de Merflet married: and from her to Hugh, 
her son and heir by the said John. From him it reverted to the aforesaid 
Thomas son of Walter son of Walter as kinsman and heir of the aforesaid 
Agnes, wife of William Baugy, who was sister of the aforesaid Walter son 
of Walter father of the aforesaid Thomas son of Walter.
Barton. 10s. rent, 3 tofts, and 20a. land and meadow, which William Baugy 
and Agnes, his wife, acquired to them and the heirs of Agnes, whereof the 
same Thomas son of Walter is heir, the descent being the same as the 
last.
10a. land and meadow, whereof the same Thomas son of Walter is heir by 
reason that one John de Feryby gave them to the aforesaid William Baugy 
and Agnes and the heirs of their bodies. The descent is again the same 
until the death of Hugh now deceased, who died without heir of himself, 
and then the right reverted to [Walter] son of the said John de Feryby, 
father of Walter father of the said Thomas, and from him it descended to 
his son Walter, and from him to his son Thomas aforesaid.
A messuage, 3 tofts, 50a. land, 8a. meadow and 24s. 6d. rent, whereof 
William Wryght of Barton, aged 40 years and more, is heir by reason of a 
fine levied between Thomas Saffray of Barton and Agnes his wife, 
sometime wife of William Baugy, querents, and William son of Walter de 
Feriby, deforciant, whereby the latter surrendered the premises to the 
said Thomas and Agnes and the heirs of Thomas by Agnes, with 
remainder to Robert son of William Baugy and the heirs of his body, 
and reversion to the right heirs of Thomas Saffray. Thomas and Agnes 
died without issue, whereupon the remainder fell to Robert son of William. 
From him the descent to Hugh is the same as before, and on Hugh's 
death without heir of himself the premises reverted to [William] Wryght 
as kinsman and heir of Thomas Saffray.
A capital messuage, 4 tofts, 1 bovates of land and 12a. meadow, which 
are the escheat of Richard earl of Arundel and his wife, of whom they are 
immediately held, by reason that William Baugy had by Alice his first wife 
a son named John and two daughters Agnes and Alice, but this wife Alice 
being dead, he married another wife named Agnes, by whom he had a son 
named Robert Baugy. William Baugy gave the premises to this Robert, 
from whom they descended to Hugh, son of John de Merflet and Elizabeth 
his wife, as above. Hugh died without heir of himself [or through 
Elizabeth his mother], so the premises escheat as stated.
12a. land, whereof [William] son of William de Melton of Barton ......
is heir in remainder, by reason that John de Gascryk gave them to William 
Baugy and Agnes his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to 
the right heirs of William [Baugy]. The descent is traced as before to 
Hugh, and on his death without heir of himself the remainder went to John, 
son of William Baugy by Alice his first wife, from him to Margaret his 
daughter, married to ..... de Bukton, and from her to Ellis de Bukton, 
her son and heir, who [died without heir of himself], and from him to 
his kinswoman Agnes, sister of John Baugy, and from her, who died 
without heir of herself, to ..... of William de Melton the elder, father of 
the aforesaid William.
A messuage and 50a. land late of John de [Merflet], whereof William de 
Merflet, aged 30 years and more, is heir. William was brother of John and 
uncle and heir of Hugh.
All the aforesaid lands &c. in Barton are held of Richard earl of Arundel 
and his wife [late the wife] of John de Bello Monte, of the inheritance of 
Henry son and heir of the same John de Bello Monte, by fealty and by 
service of 9s. 10d. yearly and two appearances at the earl's [court] in 
Barton after Michaelmas and Easter.
Wolrikby by Elsham. A bovate of land, held of Roger Haunsard and 
Margaret his [wife] as of the right of the said Margaret, by homage and 
fealty. Of this Joan, daughter of Robert Crespyn, married to Adam de 
Beverle, aged 20 years and more, and Agnes, her sister, aged 19 years 
and more, married to Thomas Breton, are Margaret's heirs, by reason that 
one Peter Crespyn gave it to William Baugy and Agnes, his second wife, 
and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to the right heirs of Peter. 
The descent to Hugh is the same as above; the reversion, as Peter died 
without heir of himself, went to Robert ....... of the said Peter, and 
from him to Robert his son, and from him to ..........
Hugh died on 28 July, 3[4] Edward III.(1360)

Writ, 18 October, 34 Edward III.(1360)
[The deceased is here described as Hugh de Merflet, son of John de 
Merflet and kinsman and heir of Robert Bauge, a minor in the king's 
wardship.]
(Endorsed by the escheator.) All the lands &c. contained in the inquisition 
had been delivered to the various heirs before the receipt of this writ by 
virtue of divers other writs, except a capital messuage &c. in Barton to 
which John son of John de Barton of Northkelseye is found by this 
inquisition to be heir. These remain still in the king's hand because by 
another inquisition it has been found that they were escheats by default of 
heirs. By another writ, however, he delivered to Katherine late the wife of 
Hugh de Merflet ........ her dower.

LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Castre, 14 November, 34 Edward III.(1360)
The following land &c. came into the king's hand by the death of John de 
Merflet and the minority of Hugh, his son and heir, who died a minor in the 
king's wardship:-
Glenteworth, Helmeswell and Glentham (as in the first inquisition).
Roger de Bello Campo of Filyngham, aged 38 years and more, is his heir 
for certain reasons, as appears by an inquisition taken at another time by 
the same escheator.
Barton. A messuage and a bovate of land, and also 5s. yearly rent, 3 tofts 
and 20a. land and meadow, whereof Thomas son of Walter son of Walter 
Feriby, aged 53 years and more, is heir for certain reasons, as appears 
&c., as above.
10a. land and meadow, whereof the same Thomas is heir, as appears &c., 
as above.
2a. land, whereof William son of William de Melton of Barton, aged 30 
years and more, is heir for certain reasons, as appears &c., as above.
A messuage and 50a. land late of John de Merflet, whereof William de 
Merflet, aged 30 years and more, is heir for certain reasons, as appears 
&c., as above.
A capital messuage, 4 tofts, 1 bovates of land and 12a. meadow which 
remained in the king's hand as an escheat because before this time no 
heir was known, whereof John son of John de Barton of Northkelseye, 
aged 30 years and more, is heir.
3s. rent, whereof the same John son of John is heir by reason that one 
Robert Bauge of Barton was seised of the same messuage, tofts. bovates, 
meadow and rent in demesne as of fee, and from him the right therein 
descended to Robert son of Robert [Bauge], who died without heir of 
himself, and from him to Elizabeth, his sister, whom John de Merflet 
married, and from her to Hugh, son and heir of the said John and 
Elizabeth, who died without heir of himself, whereupon the right reverted 
(resortiebatur) to Philip Bauge, brother and heir of William Bauge father 
of the said Robert, and from him descended to Margaret his daughter, 
and from her to John de Barton of Northkelseye, her son and heir, and 
from him to John, his son and heir.
All the premises in Barton are held of Richard earl of Arundel and Eleanor, 
his wife, as of the inheritance of Henry son of John de Bello Monte, by 
service of 9s. 10d. yearly and two appearances at the great court of 
Barton, after Easter and Michaelmas.
Wolrikby. A bovate of land and meadow, held of Roger Haunsard and 
Margaret, his wife, as of her right, by homage and fealty. Of this Joan, 
daughter of Robert Crispyn, aged 20 years and more, married to Adam de 
Beverlee, and Agnes, her sister, aged 19 years and more, married to 
Thomas Breton, are his heirs for certain reasons, as appears &c., as 
above. 
Hugh died on 28 July, 34 Edward III.(1360)

Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Hugh, 
and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and 
received the issues. 25 October, 35 Edward III.(1361)

LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Spital on the Street (Hospitale super Stratam). 
Thursday after St. Andrew, 35 Edward III. (2 December 1361)
Glentworth. A messuage, 2 tofts, 2 bovates and 50a. land, held as above 
(first inquisition).
Helmeswell. 2 bovates of land, held as above (first inquisition).
Glentham. 6a. land and meadow, held as above (first inquisition).
He died on 28 July, 34 Edward III. (1360) Roger son of Roger son of 
William de Bello Campo of Filyngham, aged 38 years and more, is next 
heir of the premises by reason that one William de Bello Campo, his 
grandfather, gave them to one Robert son of William Bauge of Barton and 
Agnes, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to the donor 
and his heirs. From Robert and Agnes the right descended to Robert their 
son, and from him, who died without heir of himself, to Elizabeth his 
sister, whom John de Merflet married, and from her to Hugh, son and heir 
of John and Elizabeth, in right of his mother. The said Hugh died in seisin 
thereof, a minor in the king's wardship, without heir; and on this death 
without heir of himself the right reverted to the aforesaid Roger [son of 
Roger] son of William de Bello Campo as kinsman and heir of the said 
William by reason of the aforesaid gift. [The king by his escheator] Walter 
de Kelby has been in possession of the premises since the death of the 
said Hugh.
                                          C. Edw.III. File 162. (9.)

Hugh son of John de MERFLETE,	1360 
Grant by Beauchamp to Barton man 1360 (Barton on Humber)
Hugh, son of John de Merflete, of Barton died 28th July in the 34th year of 
the reign of Edward III holding land in Barton; and at Glentworth by service 
of being usher to the justices on eyre at Lincoln. He also held land of the 
Hospitallers at Glentham, Hemswell and Worlaby. The heir to Glentham 
was Roger de Bello Campo of Fillingham. His grandfather Wm. de Bello 
Campo granted it to Robert Bauge with reversion to the donor with his 
heirs. From Robert Bauge it descended to his son Robert who died 
heirless. His sister Elizabeth (Bauge) and heir, wedded John de Merflete, 
and Hugh was their son. He (Hugh) died a minor in the King's wardship.

Hugh son of John de MERFLETE,	25 May 1363, Lincoln. 
Writ to the escheator to enquire as to the lands and heir of the said Hugh, 
and who has been in possession of his lands since his death and 
received the issues. 28 April, 37 Edward III.(1363)

LINCOLN. Inq.(indented) taken at Lincoln. Thursday in Whitsun week, 
37 Edward III
Barton on Humber. A chief messuage, 4 tofts, 1 bovates of land and 12a. 
meadow, held by knight's service of the heir of John de Bello Monte, who 
in turn holds them of the king in chief by knight's service.
He died on 28 July, 34 Edward III,(1360), without heir.
The king, by the escheator, has been in possession of the premises since 
his death, and has received the issues by reason of the minority of Henry 
son and heir of John de Bello Monte, late a minor in the king's wardship, 
of whom the premises are held.
                                           C. Edw.III File 178. (20.)


Humphrey MARFLEIT,	12 Henry II (1166) 
Before Randolf de Glanville, accountant of the rents for land in Yorkshire.
Rot.3. membr.1. in dorso.
...
Vnfr de Mfleit + [Odard] + [Hakelot] + Geoffrey 9d.

Humphrey MERFLEIT,	12 Henry II (1166) 
Michaelmas 1166
Everwich'scr'
De prp'sturis
...
Vnfr' de Mrfleit & Odard'.& Hakelots & Galfr' .IX. d'. & ob'
...

Yorkshire
From purprestures
...
Humfrey de Merfleit and Odard and Hakelot and Geoffrey 9d


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Joan MARFLEET,	c.1368 
Ripley. @ Relative: Stephen CHIPMAN.

Joan, 	c.1405 
daughter of sir Wm (Adam) MARFLEET of Ripley, knt.
married William Holme, Esq., living 6H.IV.1405.
issue: Marian, wife of *** Ingleby,
       John, Holme, of Paul Holme, seized of Thorngumbald in 
       right of his wife, 8H.VI.1429.


Johannes MERFLEYT,	1314-1316 
Juror, Wymersley Hundred, Northampton.

Johannes MERFLEYT,	20 August 1314 
Northampton
Hundredum de Wymersle
	.Johannes de Tam Balliuus	Juratus
	.Johannes le Bakere	Juratus
	Ranulfus de Cugho	Juratus
	Henricus Aboueton' de Grendon'	Juratus
	.Henricus de Aula de Cotene	Juratus
	.Johannes le Noreys	Juratus
	Walterus Megermeyn	Juratus
	Johannes le Freman de Essheby	Juratus
	.Rogerus de Medburn'	Juratus
Electores	{.Ricardus de Beseuill'	Juratus
	{Robertus de Byfeld'	Juratus
	.Simon de Braunfeld'	Juratus
	Johannes Merfleyt	Juratus
Hundred of Wymersle
	.John de Tame bailiff	Sworn
	.John le Bakere	Sworn
	Ralph de Cugho	Sworn
	Henry Aboveton of Grendon	Sworn
	.Henry de Aula [Hall] of Cotene	Sworn
	.John le Noreys	Sworn
	Walter Megermeyn	Sworn
	John le Freman of Essheby	Sworn
	.Roger de Medburn	Sworn
Electors	{.Richard de Besevill	Sworn
	{Robert de Byfeld	Sworn
	.Simon de Braunfeld	Sworn
	John Merfleyt	Sworn

John de MERFLET, of Horton,	26 October 1350, Mortlake. 
son William killed by William Spicer of Northampton.

John de MERFLET,	1355 
157. John de Merflet.
Writ to Saier de Rochford, escheator in co. Lincoln, to enquire as to the 
lands and heir of the said John. 7 April, 28 Edward III.

LINCOLN. Inq. taken at Barton before John Gaunte and John de Elsham, 
parson of the church of Saxby, deputies of Saier de Rocheford, Friday in 
Easter week, 28 Edward III.
Barton. A messuage and 1 bovates of land held of the abbot of Bardenay 
by service of 2s. yearly to him, 2s. to the heirs of John Rous and 16d. to 
the fee of Barvill; a cottage and 1 bovates of land held of the prior of 
Thornholm by service rendering 15s.
He died on Friday after St. Peter's Chains, 23 Edward III. Hugh de Merflet, 
his son, and kinsman and heir of Robert Bauge of Barton, tenant in chief, 
is his heir. William Brette has been in possession of the aforesaid 
tenements from the time of the said John's death.
                                 C. Edw.III. File 126. (13.)

John de MERFLET,	15 September 1360, Westminster. 
To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to intermeddle 
further with one bovate of land in Wolrikby by Elsham, not held of the king, 
which was taken into the king's hand by the death of John de Merflet of 
Barton and by reason of the nonage of Hugh son and heir of John and of 
Elizabeth his wife, delivering up the issues; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said bovate, which Peter 
Crispyn gave to William Baugy and Agnes his wife and to the heirs of 
their bodies, with remainder for lack of issue to his own right heirs, came 
to the king's hands by the death of the said John, who took to wife 
Elizabeth daughter and heir of Robert Baugy (son and heir of William and 
Agnes) and survived her, holding other lands in chief, and by reason of 
the nonage of the said Hugh, that Joan daughter of Robert Crispyn and 
wife of Adam de Beverlee, and Agnes her sister wife of Thomas Breton, 
are cousins and next heirs of Peter and of full age, and that the said land 
ought to remain to them by the form of the gift for that Hugh died within 
age in the king's wardship without an heir of his body.

15 September 1360, Westminster.
To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to intermeddle 
further with three tofts, 20 acres of land and meadow, 10s of rent and the 
moiety of a messuage and one bovate of land in Barton, held of the heir 
of John de Bello Monte tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, 
which William Baugy and Agnes his wife lately acquired of divers persons 
to them and the heirs of agnes, and 10 acres of land and meadow in the 
town of Barton (held of the said heir) which John de Feriby gave to William 
and Agnes and the heirs between them begotten, with reversion to John de 
Feriby and his heirs for lack of such issue, saving to the king the fealty 
and relief (if any) therof due; as the king has learned by inquisistion, taken 
by the escheator, that the premises came to the king's hands by the death 
of John de Merflet of Barton who took to wife Elizabeth daughter and heir 
of Robert Baugy (son and heir of William and Agnes) and survived her, 
holding other lands in chief, and by reason of the nonage of Hugh son and 
heir of the said John and Elizabeth, that Thomas son of Walter de Feriby 
(brother of Agnes) is cousin and heir of John de Feriby and likewise of the 
said Hugh, who died during his nonage in the king's wardship without heir 
of his body, and of full age, and that the said tofts, 20 acres, rent and 
moiety ought by the form of the gift to descend to Thomas as cousin and 
heir of Hugh, and the said 10 acres likewise to him as cousin and heir of 
John de Feriby; and the king has granted by patent to Eleanor who was 
wife of John de Bello Monte the wardship of her late husband's lands, 
together with the knights' fees etc., until the lawful age of the heir.

To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis; as the king has learned by 
inquisition, taken by the escheator, that a messuage, three tofts, 50 acres 
of land and 24s. 6d. of rent in Barton on Humbre held of the heir of John 
de Bello Monte as aforesaid, which William son of Walter de Feriby gave 
to Thomas Saffray of Barton and Agnes his wife (formerly wife of William Baugy)
and to the heirs of agnes by Thomas begotten, with remainder successively to 
Robert son of William Baugy and the heirs of his body and to the right heirs 
of Thomas Saffray, came to the king's hands by the death of John de Merflet 
of Barton who took to wife Elizabeth daughter and heir of Robert and survived 
her, holding other lands in chief, and by reason of the nonage of Hugh son and 
heir of John and Elizabeth, that William Wryght of Barton is cousin and heir 
of Thomas and of full age, and that the premises ought to remain to him by the 
form of the gift, for that Thomas and Agnes died without an heir between them 
begotten, and likewise Hugh during his nonage and in the king's wardship 
without an heir of his body.

To the same. Like order; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by 
the escheator, that a messuage, 50 acres of land and 5s. of rent in Barton 
held of the heir of John de Bello Monte as above, which John de Merflet of 
Barton at his death held in his demesne as of fee, came to the king's 
hands by the death of John, holding other lands in chief by the courtesy of 
England after the death of Elizabeth late his wife, and by reason of the 
nonage of Hugh son and heir of John and Elizabeth, that Hugh died during 
his nonage in the king's wardship without an heir of his body, and that 
William de Merflet, brother of John and uncle of Hugh, is next heir of the 
said Hugh and of full age.

20 September 1360, Hadleigh.
Order to Walter de Kelby, escheator in the county of Lincoln, - pursuant to 
an inquisition made by him shewing that a messuage, 2 tofts, 5 bovates of 
land, 26s. of rent, and a rent of a pound of cummin in Glentworth, erstwhile 
held in chief by William de Bello Campo by the service of being usher in 
the eyre of justices at Lincoln, and a toft, 4 bovates of land and 6 acres of 
land and meadow in the same town and the towns of Helmeswell and 
Glentham, not held of the king, all which the said William gave to Robert 
son of William Baugy and Alice, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, 
with reversion to himself and his heirs, came into the king's hand by the 
death of John de Merflet of Barton, (who took to wife Elizabeth, daughter 
and heir of the said Robert and Alice, and held the premises after his 
wife's death by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Hugh, his 
wife's son and heir), and by reason of the minority of the said heir, and 
are thus in the king's hand, and that the said Hugh died without heir of his 
body while he was he was a minor in the king's ward, and that Roger son 
of Roger de Bello Campo is kinsman and next heir of William de Bello 
Campo, and of full age, and that the premises ought to rever to him, - to 
deliver the premises to the said Roger, as the king has taken his homage 
and fealty.                                   By p.s. [24880.]

21 September 1363, Westminster.
To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to cause Henry son 
and heir of John de Bello Monte tenant in chief to have seisin of a 
messuage, four tofts, one bovate of land and a half, and 12 acres of 
meadow in Barton upon Humber, taken into the king's hand by the death 
of Hugh son of John de Merflet of Barton and by reason of the nonage of 
the said Henry; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the 
escheator, that the said Hugh at his death held the premises by knight 
service of the said Henry, late a minor in the king's wardship, that by 
reason of his nonage answer is made by the escheator for the time being 
for the issues thereof from the death of Hugh, who died 28 July in the 34th 
year of the reign, and that he died without an heir, whereby the premises 
ought to pertain to Henry as an escheat; and on 14 January in the 34th 
year the king took the homage and fealty of Henry for all the lands of his 
heritage.

Johanne de MERFLET,	1399 (temp Henry IV) 
of Ridyng Hall.
De Johanne de Merflet pro le Ridyng hall, qa.
(Rental, temp. Henry IV Hedon Corporation Records, I.119.)

John de MARFLET,	25 April 1400. (2 Hen.IV) 
Inquisition at Hedon.
"John de Marflete hath placed his dunghill in the public way in Stockwell 
Lane, and obstructed the same way in hurt of the public &c." "Item, they 
say that there is certain dung in the common highway there, which was 
sold to or by John de Merflet, and till now remains there in default of the 
same, and ought by the same John to be removed."

John MARFLET, of Burreth,	7 February 1405, Westminster. 
sued for debt of 40s.
(Burreth is an extinct village east of Lincoln.)

John MERFLET,	10 September 1413 
Deed: Mayor and Burgesses (of Hull) to John Merflet.
Conveyance of land lying near Mitongates.
Seal of John Merflet.

John de MERFLET,	1419 (7 Hen.VI) 
Was one of a jury of twelve who heard Presentations and Indictments at 
Hedon.

John de MARFLETE,	10 July 1424, Westminster. 
One of 55 named persons in conflict with Geoffrey abbot of Bardney in an
"Indenture reciting that divers disputes having arisen between the abbot 
and convent and the persons above named, being tenants of land of that 
town and parishioners of the said church, the abbot and convent 
complaining that they and other tenants by unlawful harassment caused 
the abbot and convent by one of the monks or their bailiff at their cost 
yearly on the feast of St. Peters Chains to provide a breakfast for twelve 
or fourteen persons, landholders of the town by the parishioners chosen, 
at the will of those persons, and that without the assent and will of the 
abbot and convent the persons so chosen chose seven guardians, four of 
them mounted called 'ryders' and three on foot called 'pynders,' to guard 
the fields of Barton and save the corn there growing, that the same should 
be destroyed by no man's cattle until the fulness of autumn and the final 
carrying of the corn, each of them taking of the abbot and convent in the 
rectory by their bailiff's hands meat sufficient the whole of that time, 6s.8d. 
and one load of pease in name of their wages, and for that those named 
and other the tenants of lands caused them, as rectors of the church, at 
their cost to provide once a year in autumn before the carrying of the 
autumn sheaves a banquet in three courses for all holders of land there, 
laying upon the them as rectors other insupportable and unlawful charges, 
and witnessing that by mediation of trustworthy men, friends of the 
parties, and by inspiration of the Holy Ghost, it was agreed that the 
parishioners named and other the holders of lands there did grant that 
henceforward the abbot and convent and their successors, their farmers 
and deputies, shall be quit of the said charges, except that at the said 
feast the abbot and convent or their bailiff shall choose and depute five 
guardians, two 'ryders' and three 'pynders,' who shall the same day in 
presence of the holders of lands at the parish church make oath to guard 
the fields and corn as best they may for the whole time aforesaid, .....
(Note that John Holme is another named person - could this be the 
grandson of Sir William Marfleet of Ripley (q.v.)? See also executors of 
Stephen, bishop of St. David's, under Robert Merflete.)

John MARFLET,	1432 (10 Hen.VI) 
Was one of a jury of twelve sworn at an Inquisition held on 17th October 
in 10 Hen.VI.

Johannes MERFLETE, vynter,	1446-7 
Freemen of York - admitted, Johannes Merflete, vynter 25 Henry VI

John MERFLET,	had died by 1448. 
Rental of the Commonalty of the town of Hedon . . . in the year of the reign 
of Henry VI 26th.
"...of John Rihill for a section of land on the Market Hill, late John 
Merflete's 9d."
"...of Wm. Pennycoke, for a certain shop, late the said Jno. Merflet, in the 
market there, 1s.3d."
1459
Rent Roll of the community of Hedon to be collected in the 37th year of the 
reign of Henry VI.
"John Sharp, for a certain place of land there, lately Jno. Marflete's, next 
to a shop of Robert Thornely, 4d."
"Thomas Halliday, for a selion of herbage, lately John Merflete's."
"Alice Baty for her part of the common ground lately John Merflete's, 1d."

John MARFLET,	7 March 1452 
of Birdlyngton, Will. Had a wife Alice.


Johannes MARFLETE, English Merchant,	1453 
Navis Ricardi Clement vocata TRYNYTE de Dertmouth applicuit 8 die 
Aprilis anno 31 regis Henrici sexti.
           Johannes MARFLETE         5 dol' 1 pipa vini
[N.B.
dol' - dolium - tun; a large cask containing 250 gallons of wine.
           pipa - pipe; half a tun or 2 hogsheads i.e. c.125 gallons;
                             used of dry goods carried by the pipe.]

John RAWLYNSON or RAWELYNSON alias CONAND, alias MAYRFLETE, 
of MAREFLETE, or MARFLET, YORKS., 
1509-10 
438 Pardon Roll, 1 Henry VIII.
yeoman or husbandman, 6 May.

John MARFLETE,	date unknown 
Chantry called Barrowe Chauntrie.
John Marflete and others gave lands and tenements to divers persons 
living there, and to their heirs, with that intent that the issues and profits 
thereof should support one chaplain perpetually in the church there, to 
celebrate and pray for their souls and for the souls of other faithful people. 
The incumbent whereof is John Toll, of the age of 54 years, by no means 
fit to serve the cure, who takes and has the issues and profits of the lands 
and possessions following for his wages, having no other promotion. The 
parishioners communicating in the parish aforesaid are 474 in number.

Lands, etc., by the year     ...     ...     ...     0   56s.    4d.
Reprises, etc.            ...     ...     ...     ...     0   11s.    2d.
Clear value               ...     ...     ...     ...     0   45s.    2d.
Goods, chattels, etc.          ...     ...     ...          none


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Katherine,	1360 
Hugh, son of John de Merflet of Barton, married Katherine before his death 
at the age of 12 years.


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Lucy,	1259 
[m.6.] OF ASSIZES AND PLAINTS AT BEVERLEY ON THE SUNDAY NEXT 
BEFORE THE FEAST OF SAINT MATTHEW, IN THE 44th YEAR.
[m.6d.]Joan daughter of Gerard SALVAYN puts in her place the said 
Thomas or Simon son of Ralph against Sibil Lucy and Orfamina, 
daughters of Adam de Merflet in a plea of dower.


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Margery,	1242 
wife of William de Merflet (of Northampton?).


Matilda MAREFLETE, schoolmistress,	1404 
"In 1404 we find the entry of a member of the scholastic profession as a 
member of the gild which is absolutely unique. In the aldermanry of Hugh 
Wytham, among the entries is that of 'Matilda Mareflete, schoolmistress 
in Boston (magistra scolarum in Boston).' This title has been translated 
'mistress of the school in Boston,' which would mean the grammar school. 
Apart from the practical impossibility of the chancellor licensing a woman 
as head master of the grammar school, it is pretty certain that the word 
'grammar' would have appeared in the title if she had been mistress of 
the grammar school. The record gives us no help towards determining 
the question whether Matilda Mareflete kept a girls' school or was the 
mistress of a school of the 'pretties,' or little ones, a preparatory school 
for a small boy. The second alternative is much the more likely."


Matthew de MARFLET,	25 April 1400 (2 Hen.IV)  
Inquisition at Hedon
Upon the oaths of Matthew de Marflet and eleven other named jurymen, 
that ..... (see John de Marflete).

Matthew MARFLET, (late)	had died by 1448 
Rental of the commonalty of the town of Hedon in the year of the reign of 
Henry VI 26th.
"Of John Rihill, and his wife, for a tenement lately Matth. Marflet's 9d."
1459
Rent Roll of the community of Hedon to be collected in the 37th year of 
Henry VI.
"The feoffees of Wm. Ryhill, Chaplain, for a tenement lately Matthew 
Merflete's, joining town hall, 9d."


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Orfamina,	1259 
[m.6.] OF ASSIZES AND PLAINTS AT BEVERLEY ON THE SUNDAY NEXT 
BEFORE THE FEAST OF SAINT MATTHEW, IN THE 44th YEAR.
[m.6d.]Joan daughter of Gerard SALVAYN puts in her place the said 
Thomas or Simon son of Ralph against Sibil Lucy and Orfamina, 
daughters of Adam de Merflet in a plea of dower.


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Petro (Peter) de MERFLETT,	4 December 1390 
Witness.

Petri (Peter) de MERFLET,	1422 (temp Henry VI) 
of Cudyplace
De eodem [Willelmo de Burton] pro tenemento nuper Petri de Merflet 
vocato Cudyplace, j.d. ob.
(Rental, temp. Henry VI Hedon Corporation Records, I.47.)

Peter MERFLET, merchant,	26 November 1434 
merchant of Kingston upon Hull. Will.

Petro MERFLETE de Hull	9 July 1444 
Will of John BROMPTON of Beverley.
... Also I give and leave to William Brompton, son of Thomas Brompton ... 
Also I leave to the same a yellow and black board, which I had from Peter 
Merflete of Hull. ...

Peter MERFLET, (late)	1448 
Rental of the Commonalty of the town of Hedon . . . in the year of the reign 
of Henry VI 26th.
"Of the heirs of Peter Merflet, for three selions, late John Butler's, in 
Westgate 5d."
1459
Rental of the Commonalty of the town of Hedon . . . in the year of the reign 
of Henry VI 37th.
"Of the heirs of Par. Marflete, for three selions of herbage, lately John 
Butler's, in Walkergate, by Peter Watson's 5d."


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Ralph de MERFLETE,	1327 
Grant. Ralph de Marflete of Tolby and Alice his wife to Brian(?) of 
Thornhill kt, half part of lands in fields of Walcote.
[Tags & seals]
[Nottingham Record Office]

Radulphi (Ralph) de MERFLET,	1443 
Forisfacture pro tolneto asportato.
Et de vij.s. de fine Radulphi de Merflet, mercatoris, pro forisfactura pro
 tolneto asportato in predictis duobus annis proximo preteritis. Et de ij.s. 
de forisfactura pro tolneto asportato per Thomam de Burton, sutorem, in 
predictis duobus annis. Et de xij.d. de fine cujusdam mercatoris de 
Preston' pro tolneto asportato. Et de ij.s. de find duorum mercatorum de 
Wyveton' pro tolneto asportato infra idem tempus. Et de vj.d. de fine 
cujusdam mercatoris de Gaghenstede pro tolneto asportato infra idem 
tempus. Et de xij.d. de forisfactura de quodam mercatore de Danthorp pro 
tolneto asportato infra idem tempus. Et de iij.s. de forisfactura cujusdam 
sutoris vocati Swalow infra idem tempus.
              Summa, xvj.s. vj.d.


Richarde MARFLETE,	24 March 1536 
Brother, named in the Will of George Marflete of Haynton (q.v.).
12 March 1542
Named in the Will of William Marflete as Richard the elder, but believed 
to be his brother.
1 March 1551
Will, proved Lincoln 6 June 1552.
Mentions: Robert Marflete; Margaret my daughter; William Marflet the 
elder; Richarde Marflet; John Marflet; Leonarde my son; William my son; 
Joanne my daughter; Catheryne my daughter; Agnes my daughter.

Richarde MARFLETE,	24 March 1536 
Named as son of William in the Will of George Marflete of Haynton (q.v.).
also appears in the same Will as a witness, Richarde Marflete the 
younger.
12 March 1542
Witness to the Will of William Marflete when named as Richard the elder, 
but believed to be his son.
1 March 1551
Mentioned in the Will of Richarde Marflet (q.v.).


Robert, filio Elene,	1297 
Merflet. De Roberto filio Elene, ijs vjd
(It is NOT confirmed that Robert is the son of Elena de Merflet.)

Robert de MERFLET,	3 June 1310, Windsor. 
dug turves (inter alia) at South Cave belonging to Peter de Eyville, a
ssaulted his servants, Roger le Bretun and William de Aghton, and 
carried away his goods.

Robert de MERFLET,	1310 
Once again we hear of a case of immorality in a letter addressed in 1310 
to Roger de Driffield (quondam abbati) of Meaux concerning Brothers 
Robert de Merflet and Stephen de Ulram his fellow monks, who had been 
guilty of incontinence and incest with Elizabeth de Ruda, nun of Swine.

(From the following documents this is not strictly accurate. Robert and 
Stephen were both charged with incontinence and incest with Isabella de 
St. Quintin, but only Robert faced a similar charge concerning Elizabeth 
de Ruda. It would also seem that only Elizabeth had to submit to 
purgation.)

Robertus de MERFLET, monk,	14 September 1310, Watton' 

(Watton: a parish and village in the East Riding of Yorkshire, 5.5 miles 
south of Driffield. A Gilbertine priory was established in 1150 on the site 
of a nunnery dating from 680.)

Fratri Rogero de Driffeld, quondam abbati monasterij de Melsa et abbatis 
qui nunc est, eo in remotis agente, vices gerenti. Quoniam per quasdam 
speciales visitaciones, in monasterijs de Swyna et de Killingge per certos 
clericos nostros familiares vice et auctoritate nostra nuper factas, 
comperimus quod fratres Robertus de Merflet et Stephanus de Ulram, 
commonachi domus vestre, super incontinencia et incestu cum domina 
Isabella de sancto Quintino, celeraria monasterij de Killingge; quodque 
dictus frater Robertus super incontinencia et incestu cum domina 
Elizabetha de Ruda, moniali domus de Swyna, commissis, sunt graviter 
diffamate; volentes, prout ad nostrum pertinet officium, periculis 
animarum congruis remedijs obviare ac vobis ad presens graciam facere 
specialem, vobis injungimus et mandamus quatinus predictos monachos 
et confratres vestros super infamia predicta vice predicti abbatis jexta 
regulares vestri ordinis observancias ad racionem ponentes, eos, si 
convicti fuerint, debite corrigatis vel purgacionem eis canonicam indicatis, 
predictos monachos vestros a frequentibus et suspectis accessibus ad 
dicta monasteria et moniales eorundem taliter refrenantes quod contra 
eos decetero sinistra suspicio minime oriatur; ne ob vestri seu abbatis 
vestri predicti negligenciam vel defectum ad premissa manus nostras 
oporteat extendere contra ipsos. Valete.

To brother Roger de Driffeld, late abbot of the monastery of Melsa [Meaux] 
and agent vice-gerent of the present abbot. Since by certain special 
visitations, in the monasteries of Swyne and of Killingge lately made by 
certain our familiar clerks with our power and authority, we have found 
that brothers Robert de Merflet and Stephen de Ulram, fellow-monks of 
your house, upon incontinence and incest with lady Isabella de St Quintin, 
cellaress of Killingge monastery; and that the said brother Robert upon 
incontinence and incest with lady Elizabeth de Ruda, nun of the house of 
Swyne, committed, are gravely accused; wishing, so far as pertains to our 
office, to obviate the perils of the souls with appropriate remedies and to 
make special grace to you in this, we enjoin and notify you nevertheless 
that you examine the said monks and your colleagues concerning the 
said misdeeds in the place of the said abbot according to the rules of 
your order, and, if they should be convicted, they should be duly corrected 
or canonical purgation pronounced, and so restraining the said your 
monks from frequent and suspect visits to the said monasteries and the 
nuns of the same that in future less evil suspicion should arise against 
them; nor that on account of your negligence or fault or that of your abbot 
it shall become necessary to extend our authority against them in these 
matters. Farewell.

(Meaux, or Melsa, is a township and hamlet, in the parish of Wawne, in 
the East Riding of Yorkshire, 3 miles east of Beverley. A Cistercian abbey 
was founded here in the 12th century by William le Gros, Earl of 
Albemarle, and was peopled from Fountains. The remains are scanty, 
consisting of a fragment of a wall. The site of the church and the moats 
are traceable. Some fine tessellated pavement and tomb slabs have been 
found on the site, and are preserved at a house near.)

Robert de MERFLET, monk,	21 November 1310, Doncastre 
Commission to master Alan de Cotum, official of the archdeacon, to 
receive in the monastery of Swyne the purgation of dame Elizabeth de 
Ruda, a nun of Swyne, accused of incest with brother Robert de Merflet, a 
monk of Meaux, cum sua xija manu honestorum monialium domus 
predicte. [with her 12-hand of honest nuns of the said house]

(The parish church at Swine is all that is left of a Cistercian nunnery, 
founded in the 1150s and originally for both nuns and canons; along with 
other nunneries, including the Yorkshire Sinningthwaite, Swine was 
refused admission to the order until after 1213, although observing 
Cistercian customs from much earlier. The church, which is Late Norman 
of c. 1180, was partially rebuilt in the 15c; its furnishings include 
pre-Dissolution choir-stalls and screens, with tombs of the Hilton family, 
patrons and lords of the manor.)

Robert MERFLETE of Yorkshire,	6 March 1386, (9 Richard II) Westminster. 
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Robert de 
Garton, John Kateryngton, William Dorkynge and Robert Merflete of 
Yorkshire, in favour of John Cappe at suit of John Elys chaplain averring 
threats.

Robert MIRFLETE,	22 December 1391 
Instituted as Incumbent (Deacon) of St. Peter's Church.
(Resigned on moving to Sutton).
2 November 1413
Instituted as Incumbent of the College Chapel.
(Died in office - successor instituted 9 December 1432).
Masters of Sutton - Robert Marflete, appointed 1413, died 1432.

Robert MERFLETE,	18 June 1414 Bologna 
Indult to Robert Merflete, priest, of the diocese of York, to have a portable 
altar.

lord Robert MERFLETE,	29 December 1417 
The will of brother Stephen Patryngton bishop of Man.
(made 16 November 1417, proved 29 December 1417.)
...
Also I leave to lord Robert Merflete my cousin a silver cup with a gilt 
cover with a white eagle on the boss, together with a very small gilt ewer ...

Robert MERFLETE, clerk,	21 February 1418, Westminster. 
Commitment to master William Newporte and Robert Merflete, clerks, and 
John Holym, - by mainprise of Salomon Oxney, goldsmith, and William 
Hanewell, grocer, both of London, - of the guardianship of all the 
temporalities of the bishopric of Chichester, which are in the king's hands 
by reason of the voidance of the bishopric, together with all liberties, 
franchises and rights in any wise pertaining to the said bishopric; to hold 
the same from the time of the death of Stephen, late bishop of St. Davids, 
late guardian of the said temporalities, for as long as the temporalities 
ought to remain in the king's hand for the cause aforesaid, rendering at 
the Exchequer 650 marks a year, payable by equal portions at the 
Annunciation, Midsummer, Michaelmas and at the feast of St. Thomas the 
Apostle; provided always that if the king shall restore the temporalities to 
any bishop after any of the said terms, then answer shall be made only 
for the due proportion in respect of the demesne lands of the said 
temporalities from the last term of payment up to the day of the said 
restitution; and provided also that the said William Newporte, Robert and 
John during the voidance be in no wise charged with the payment of any 
tenths to be granted to the king's use after the death of Stephen for the 
said temporalities; and with clause touching maintenance of buildings.
               By bill of William Kynwolmerssh, the treasurer's deputy.
Vacated on surrender, since the king, with the assent of the said William 
Newporte, Robert and John, committed the said guardianship by a certain 
mainprise to master Henry Ware, clerk, Robert Frye and John Cheser, to 
hold the same under a certain form. And so these letters are cancelled.

Robert MERFLETE, clerk,	12 June 1418, Westminster. 
Commitment to Robert Frye and John Cheser, - by mainprise of Walter 
Pope of London, 'draper,' and John Kenefy of London, 'grocer,' - of the 
guardianship of all the temporalities of the bishopric of Chichester, which 
are in the king's hands by reason of the voidance of the bishopric, 
together with all liberties, franchises and rights in any wise pertaining to 
the said bishopric; to hold the same, with all issues, from the 
Annunciation last for as long as the temporalities shall remain in the 
king's hands for the cause aforesaid, rendering 650 marks yearly at the 
Exchequer by equal portions at Michaelmas and Easter; provided always 
that if the king shall restore the temporalities to any bishop after any of 
the said terms, then answer shall be made only for the due proportion in 
respect of the demesne lands of the said temporalities from the last term 
of payment up to the day of the said restitution; and provided also that the 
said Robert Frye and John Cheser during the voidance be in no wise 
charged with the payment of any tenths to be granted to the king's use 
after the death of Stephen late bishop of St. Davids, late guardian of the 
said temporalities, for the said temporalities; and with clause touching 
maintenance of buildings; as master William Newporte and Robert 
Merflete, clerks, and John Holym, - to whom the king by letters patent 
[p.233 above] lately committed the said guardianship from the time of the 
death of the said Stephen for as long as the said temporalities should 
remain in the king's hand, at a yearly farm of 650 marks payable by 
equal portions at the Annunciation, Midsummer, Michaelmas and at the 
feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, - have surrendered the said letters in the 
Chancery for cancellations, to the end that the said Robert Frye and John 
Cheser may have the said guardianship with the issues forthcoming from 
the said temporalities from the Annunciation last. 
            By bill of William Kynwolmerssh, the treasurer's deputy.

9 July 1421
Benedict bishop of St. Davids to William Neuport, Robert Merflete clerks 
and John Holym, executors of Stephen bishop of St. Davids his last 
predecessor. Release of all actions, suits and demands for repair of the 
churches, castles, manors and buildings of the bishopric whatsoever by 
reason of their administration of the late bishop's goods.         
Dated 9 July 9 Henry V
    Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 July.

lord Robert MERFLETE,	14 November 1426 
Collation of a fourth prebend of the cross in the church of St John, Chester 
Also at Eccleshale 14 November in the year abovesaid Reverend father 
lord William bishop of Coventry and Lichfield conferred the canonry and 
fourth prebend of the cross in his collegiate church of St John, Chester, 
vacant by the free resignation of master Gregory Neuport last canon and 
prebendary of the same, and belonging by full right to his collation, to his 
beloved in Christ Richard Neuport clerk, mindful of charity, instituted the 
same canon and prebendary canonically in the same with all its rights 
and appurtenances: and the same day he notified the dean of the place or 
his lieutenant to admit the said Richard into the brotherhood &c as in form 
above

Exchange of the prebend of Cledy in St David's church and the prebend of 
St John, Chester
To the Reverend in Christ the Father and the Lord lord W by the grace of 
God bishop of Co. and Lich', Benet by divine permission bishop of St David's 
[sends] greetings and constant increase of affection. [Whereas] our beloved 
in Christ lord Robert Merflete canon of our cathedral church of St David's 
and prebendary of the prebend of Cledy in the same, and Richard Neuport 
clerk canon of your collegiate church of St John, Cestr', of your diocese, 
and prebendary in the same, which master Gregory Neuport lately 
obtained in the same, and intending (as he stated) in this manner to 
exchange the benefices canonically, as far as the consent and authority 
of those concerned shall allow in this behalf: we, giving our assent to this 
manner of exchange, by the tenor of these presents commit our powers 
for your reverence therefore to hear, examine and fully discuss the case 
and the business of the exchange aforesaid, and having found the same 
case to be true and lawful, to approve the same and to authorize the said 
exchange, as well as, assuming our power and authority, to receive the 
resignation of the said lord Robert Merflete from his canonry and prebend 
aforesaid, granting the same at out collation with full right appertaining, to 
the said Richard Neuport by means of and from the case of the said 
exchange, and to install and invest him canonically in the same with all 
its rights and appurtenances, and to do, exercise and expedite all and 
singular other things which may be necessary or opportune in the 
business of the said exchange for your induction and installation of the 
said Richard in bodily possession of the said canonry and prebend, and 
reserving canonically his obedience to us, particularly requesting 
inasmuchas as touches the burden of our commission to you in this 
matter, that your reverence will certify to us of all that you shall do in the 
premises, that the son of the immaculate virgin may maintain the 
bountiful rule of the lord among the church and flock to them committed: 
Given in our Palace of St David's under our seal 21 October 1426 and in 
the ninth year of our translation
And remember that 8 November the same year at Eccleshale the business 
of the said exchange was expedited by the said Reverend father in the 
Lord W bishop of Co. and Li. And the said Reverend father conferred the 
said canonry and prebend which the said Richard Neuport lately obtained 
in the collegiate church of St John, Cestr', by the free resignation of the 
same Richard made because of the exchange aforesaid into the hands of 
the lord, and by the same Reverend father, the case and business of the 
exchange aforesaid having been first discussed and approved both as 
committed by the said Reverend father lord Benedict by the grace of God 
bishop of St David's in this matter, and as ordained by his own authority, 
lawfully accepted and vacant and at his collation in full right appertaining, 
to the said lord Roberto Marflete by reason of the exchange, and in the 
person of master John Burton clerk, bachelor of both laws. his procurator 
for this lawfully appointed, and the same master John in the person of the 
said his lord instituted the canonry and prebend canonically in the same 
with all its rights and appurtenances. And notification was sent to the dean 
of the place or his lieutenant to admit him in the brotherhood and to install 
and induct him according to the custom of ancient time

Collation of the canonry and prebend of Cledy in the cathedral church of St 
David's on account of the said exchange

Also the same day and place the said Reverend father lord W bishop of 
Co and Li conferred the said canonry and prebend of Cledy in the cathedral 
church of St David's aforesaid being by the free resignation of the said 
lord Robert Merflete last canon and prebendary of the same by the hands 
of John Burton' his procurator aforesaid for this lawfully appointed on 
account of the oftmentioned exchange in the hands of the lord the 
Reverend father done and by him discussed &c as above accepted and 
belonging, as is said, to the collation of the said Reverend father lord 
Benet bishop of St David's by full right, to the said Richard Neuport 
because of the oftmentioned exchange, and instituted him canonically 
canon and prebendary in the same with all its rights and appurtenances 
And the same day to certify to the lord of St David's the expedition of the 
premises

Collation of the fourth prebend of the Cross in the collegiate church of St 
John, Cestr'
Also at Eccleshale [blank] December the said year the said Reverend 
father lord William by the grace of God bishop of Co' and Lich' conferred 
the canonry and prebend of the fourth prebend of the Cross in the 
collegiate church of St John, Cestr', vacant by the free resignation of lord 
Robert Merflete last canon and prebendary of the same made beforehand 
into the hands of the said Reverend and by him admitted, and to his 
collation by full right belonging, to his beloved clerk master Gregory 
Neuport clerk bachelor in decretals, mindful of his charity with all its 
rights and appurtenances, and notified the dean of the place or his 
lieutenant to admit the same master Gregory into the canonry and 
brotherhood &c and in manner above expressed

Robert MERFLETE,	12 February 1432 
Master of Hospital of Sutton in Holderness. Will.

Robert MERFLETE (late)	3 October 1440 
see under Simon Merflete.


Roger de MERFLET,	c.1290 
Huddlestone in Sherburn
[temp.Edward I]

Grant of a little land by Adam Pacock of Sherburn to sir John de Meus.
Witnesses: sir John de Reygate knight, sir John de Belaqua knight, sir 
William de Rye knight, William de Spineta bailiff of Sherburn, William 
Stirchup of Fenton, Richard son of Roger de Levenaton, Richard son of 
Alexander de Hudelston, Roger his son, Roger de Merflet of the same 
place, etc.

(Huddlestone and Lumby, township and parish of Sherburn in the West 
Riding of Yorkshire, 7 miles N.N.E. of Pontefract; 1,423 acres.)

Roger de MERFLET,	25 October 1341. 
Licence for the alienation in mortmain by Robert Brid, vicar of the church 
of Quenyngburgh, of four messuages, three virgates of land, and 4 acres, 
1 rood, of meadow, in Quenynburgh, Belgrave and Reresby, to a chaplain 
to celebrate divine service daily in the parish church of Quenyngburgh for 
the good estate of the said Robert and Matilda, Eda and Isolda, his sisters, 
Thomas Poutrel of Radeclyve, parson of the church of Olneye, and Isolda 
and Margaret his sisters, Roger de Merflet and Richard Bythebrok, for 
their souls when they are dead, and for the souls of the fathers, mothers, 
brothers, sisters and relations of the said Robert and Thomas, as well for 
the souls of Alice Pachet, William her son, Nicholas brother of the said 
William, William Cochet, Edith his wife, Henry le Barkere, John and 
Richard his brothers, and Thomas le Smyth of Thurmaston, Matilda his 
wife, and Henry his son.
                             By fine of 6 marks paid in the hanaper.

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Sibil,	1259 
[m.6.] OF ASSIZES AND PLAINTS AT BEVERLEY ON THE SUNDAY NEXT 
BEFORE THE FEAST OF SAINT MATTHEW, IN THE 44th YEAR.
[m.6d.]Joan daughter of Gerard SALVAYN puts in her place the said 
Thomas or Simon son of Ralph against Sibil Lucy and Orfamina, 
daughters of Adam de Merflet in a plea of dower.


Simon,	1135-1154 
brother of Adam, lord of Merfleet, who granted him '1 man'sum and 1 
bovate of land'.

Symonde (Simon) MERFLETE,	(1227?) 
[Nottingham Record Office]

sir Simon de MARFLETE, knight	c.1250 
Witness to a transfer of land.

Simon de MERFLEET,	20 September 1334. 
Ordained as a priest at the ordination of 1 Acolyte, 5 Subdeacons, 1 
Deacon and 2 Priests.
Simon of Marfleet had not stayed a whole year as Deacon but was 
licensed by Nicholas of Huggate.

Simon de MERFLEET,	1347 
Appointed one of 6 chaplains to the Chapel of St. James.
(The Chapel was separated from the mother Church at Waghen 1223.)
Instituted Chaplain of the Second Chantry 1347.

Simon MARFLETE,	16 June 1397,  
Church of St Leonard's Hospital, York.
Ordinations celebrated by Br. Oswald, Bishop of Withorn and Suffragan of 
Archbishop Waldby
...
Deacons
...
Simon Marflete to t. [title] of the collegiate church of Beverley for all orders
...

Simon MARFLETE,	22 September 1397,  
Conventual Church of Holy Trinity, 
Micklegate, York
Ordinations celebrated by Br. Oswald, Bishop of Withorn and Suffragan of 
Archbishop Waldby
...
Priests
...
Simon Marflete to t. [title] of the collegiate church of Beverley.
...

Simon de MARFLETE,	1418 (6 Henry V). 
Was on of a jury of twelve who heard Presentments and Indictments at 
Hedon.

Simon de MARFLETE,	6 December 1418 
Listed as a juror at the Presentments and Indictments taken at Hedon.

Simon de MIRFLEET,	2 June 1427 
Instituted Incumbent of All Hallows, Routh.
Patron - Jno. ROOS of Routh.
(Simon vacated this position to take up the vicarship of Waghen.)

14 July 1431
Instituted as vicar of St. Peter's Church Waghen.
(Died holding office - successor appointed 12 April 1464.)

Simon MERFLETE,	3 October 1440 
Florence

Mandate to the bishops of Lincoln and Trau [Tragurien], and the abbot of 
Nusum in the diocese of Lincoln:
The petition of Simon Sellere, master or warden, and the chaplains of the 
church, called the chapel, of St James of the town of Sutton in Hoboernes 
[orectius Holdernes] in the diocese of York, contained that although the 
right of burying the bodies of all the inhabitants of the said town of Sutton 
and of the towns of Staneffery and Lopholme in the said place, who elect 
to be buried at the said church, and of children [impuberum], and the 
oblations etc. arising therefrom, lawfully belong to the said master or 
warden and chaplains, who have been in peaceable possession thereof 
from the time of the foundation of the said church, nevertheless the late 
Robert Thyas, perpetual vicar of Wagen in the said place, asserting that 
all the bodies of the inhabitants of the said towns which are within the 
bounds of the said parish, not electing to be buried elsewhere, and of 
children, save the bodies of the said master or warden and chaplains, 
lawfully come for burial in the said parish church and its cemetery, and 
alleging that (under pretext of a certain amicable composition or concord 
made between him and the late Robert Merflete, then master or warden, 
and the said chaplains, about the right of burying the bodies of the said 
inhabitants in the said church of St James and its cemetery, and of taking 
the oblations etc. arising therefrom) the right of burying the bodies of the 
said inhabitants, and of taking the oblations etc. arising therefrom 
belonged to him, brought the said Robert, master or warden, and 
chaplains (as burying in the said church of St James and its cemetery, 
without leave of the said Robert de Thyas, a number of the bodies of the 
said inhabitants, even children, and not consigning to him the oblations 
etc.) before the official of York, not by papal delegation, for the purpose of 
obtaining a declaration that the right of burying bodies in the said church 
of St James and its cemetery, save only the bodies of the said master of 
warden and chaplains, and of taking the oblations etc. arising therefrom, 
had lawfully belonged and did belong to the said Robert de Thyas by 
reason of the said parish church, and that the burials of the said bodies in 
the said church of St James and its cemetery, after and against the said 
concord, had been and were abusive [temerariusi] and that therefore the 
bones ought to be exhumed and conveyed to him and the said parish 
church, with the oblations etc., and that the said Robert, warden or master, 
should be compelled to pay to him the said oblations etc.; that the said 
official promulgated a definitive sentence against the said master or 
warden and chaplains, from which they appealed to the apostolic see; that 
the present pope, at the instance of the said Robert Merflete and chaplains, 
committed the cause of the appeal to Anthony bishop of Urbino, then a 
papal chaplain and auditor, who (after Robert Thyas, under pretext of the 
said sentence, had taken the said oblations and had resigned the said 
vicarage, and after Robert Merflete had died, and after both Simon Merflete 
and the above Simon Sellere, who had obtained the said parish church and 
mastership or wardenship respectively, had entered upon the said cause, 
and after the said Simon Merflete had in many ways molested etc. the said 
Simon Sellere and chaplains) pronounced by a definitive sentence the 
proceedings etc. of the said official bad, revoked his said sentence, the 
appeal of the said Simon Sellere and chaplains good, and imposed 
perpetual silence on the said Simon Merflete, condemning him in the costs, 
etc.; that Simon Merflete's appeal from the sentence of the said Anthony 
was committed by the pope to master Francis de Cruylles, a papal 
chaplain and auditor, who by a definitive sentence decreed the proceedings 
of the said Anthony good and confirmed his said sentence, condemning 
Simon Merflete in the costs in the cause before him; that Simon Merflete's 
appeal from the sentence of master Francis was committed by the pope to 
Baptista elect of Chieti [Theatin], then a papal chaplain and auditor, who by 
a definitive sentence pronounced the proceedings of master Francis good, 
except his condemnation of the said Simon Marflete in costs, confirmed his 
said sentence and pronounced Simon Merflete's appeal bad, condemning 
him in the costs in the cause before himself, the said Baptista, elect (who 
had been meanwhile promoted by the Pope to the said see), subsequently 
taxing the costs incurred before the said Anthony bishop, Francis and 
himself at 130 gold florins of the camera. Seeing that, as the said petition 
added, the said Simon Sellere and chaplains doubt whether the said Simon 
Merflete will obey the sentences of the said bishop, elect and Francis, and 
the proceedings to be taken in vigour of these presents, the Pope orders the 
above to execute and publish the said sentences, cause the said Simon 
Sellere and chaplains to have peaceable enjoyment of the said right, and 
satisfaction to be made to them in respect of the said costs, invoking the 
aid of the secular arm etc.

Simon MERFLETE, clerk,	20 June 1457 
South Cave.
138, June 20, 35 Henry VI. Release by Simon Merflete, clerk, to John 
Ellerker of Moretowne in Holderness, esquire, and Thomas Hucknall, clerk, 
of all the right in the lands, etc., in South cave, Bugflete, Swanland, 
Elveley, Drewton, Ketilthorp, and Hothom, which he together with John 
Constable of Halsham, Thomas Santon of South Cave, Robert son of John 
Inggilby of Rippley, John Crosse, and William Letters, deceased, had had 
of the grant and feoffment of John Ellerker of Rysceby.                                
Waghen

Simon MERFLETE,	24 August 1462 
Vicar of Waghen, Will.

sir Simon MERFLET, vicar of Waghen	24 August 1462 
Will proved 25 May 1464.
mentions un-named sister (who is, presumably, still alive), Elyn my 
servant, Agnes my servant, Sir John ROS and others.

Testamentum Domini Simonis Merflet vicarij de Waghen
Codicillus
Coram Deo et hominibus, etc.
It is my will yat my sister have ij kye, j qwye, xl yerds of lyncloth, xl yerds of
herden cloth, vj codds, iij par shetes, j bolster, a federbed, j par blanketts, iiij
coverletts, v brasse potts, j led, ij caldrons, ij wirt pannes, j basyn pan, j litill
pan, j gret frying pan, j basyn, j laver, j spit, ij cobyrens, all ye old pewtr vesell 
wt all ye tre vessell, a gilt maser; and after hir disces to remayn to ye gild, 
so yt yai sell it never: j almery in ye somerhall, a spere in ye sam, a par 
qwernes, j par of gallows wt hingils, tongs, a scomer, a brandreth, ij mete 
clothes, iiij towelles, a copstole, a falding burd, ye chekir, a chayer wt 
fourmes, stoles and burds to hir plesyng, the helm, ye hay, all ye wodd, 
colles, turves yt langs to ye place, all ye malt yat is in ye new hous 
chaumbre and all ye whete yt tenes, after my disces, iiij bakon fliks, ij 
beffe fliks, ij haldyng swyne, a kymenay, a screne of yren, and all my 
sylver spones. Also ye new hows wt all ye commodities longyng yer to, 
during hir lyve, and after hir disces to reman unto Robert Baxter and his 
assyners, and ye seid Robert shall make one obbitt for my soule xx yere, 
every yer ijs, and yer to witnes Robert Fobit, Thomas Hoton, Robert Bate 
and John Bate. Also I gyve to Elyn my servant a cow, a calf, a matrysse, 
ij par shetes, a par harden, a par lyn, a par blanketts, a bolster, ij codds, 
ij brasse potts a more and a lesse, a pan and ij coverletts. Also to Agnes 
my servant and to hir moder a cow, a posnett. To Sir John Ros xxs my 
Jorenall, a litill almery, a cheyr, my best gown. To Sir John Horton xxs for 
a quarter sold', a cheyr. To Sir William xxsw for a quarter sowd'. To Sir 
Simond Freher a maser, a cheyr, a grene hallyng, a noble to receave of 
Thomas Dower. x yerds of lyn cloth to Richard Metcalf. To my Maister 
Chauncelor j borden bed, a feder bed, a par blanketts, a par of best 
shetes, ij coverlettsw, a bolster, ij codds, a selor, iij curtynes, a litill 
maser, vj pewtre doblers, vj disches, vj salsers, a gret pot, a gret pan. 
Also I will yt ye leve in ye place, unto ye vicars behove, a burden bed, a 
feder bed, a par blanketts, a par shetes, a bolster, a cod, a coverlet, a 
dosser, a lang bord, a par trists, a chair, a led, a mask fatt, a gyle fatt, a 
salt fatt, uppon ye condicion yt he will tak it in ye reparacion, and if he will 
not, it to be sold unto ye seid reparacion. Also to ye Prioress of Swyne xxs. 
To ye vicar and parich prest of ye same vjs viijd. To ye kirk of Merflet 
vjs viijd. To ye chapell of Seynt Jamez xijd.


Staphanus,	 
In 12 Henry III (1228), there was a petition against Adam de Authorp' 
brought by Willelmus de Mersflet. In answering the claim, Adam gives 
the lineage of both himself and William.
'...et Staphanus habuit tres filios, scilicet
Willelmum Stephanum et Simonem; et Willelmus,
qui fuit primogenitus, habuit unum filium, Wil-
lelmum nomine, patrem predicti Ade; .....
...... et predictus Willelmus exiit de Stephano
postnato filio Stephani proavi.'

Stephanus de MERFLET,	1155-1170 
Willelmus filius ejus,
Witness [testes] to a Grant.

Stephen de MEREFLET,	Michaelmas (29 September) 1170 
EVERWICHSCR'
De Plac' Alan' de Neuill' iunioris. & Will'i Basset.
Steph's de Mreflet deb' .II. m' p stulto responso d th'ro.
YORKSHIRE
From the pleas of Alan de Nevill junior and William Bassett.
Stephen de Mereflet owes 2 marks for a foolish response: due to the 
treasury.

Stephen de MEREFLET,	Michaelmas (29 September) 1171 
EVERWICHSCR'
De Plac' Alan' de Neuill' Iunioris. & Will'i Basset.
Steph's de Mereflet redd' Comp' de .II. m' p stulto resp'.
In th'ro lib'au'. Et Qiets est.
YORKSHIRE
From the pleas of Alan de Nevill junior and William Bassett.
Stephen de Mereflet renders account of 2 marks for a foolish response.
He has delivered into the treasury. And is quit.

Stephanus de MEREFLET,	1166-1175? 
Witness to a Charter.

Stephano de MERFLET,	(Late Henry II, not later than 1182.) 
...Willelmo filio eius...
Witness to two charters.

Stephanus de MERFLET,	ante 1193
Witness to a Charter.

Stephanus de MERIFLET,	1203 
Radulfus de Welewic . et Ricardus f. Henrici . et Petrus de Frisemareis . 
et Stephanus de Meriflet r.c. de x m. ut de cetero uexentur de seruitio 
quod ab eis exigebatur ad opus R. de tenementis suis unde summoniti 
fuerunt . coram R. apud Ebor' quod seruitium ipsi non debent facere quia 
nichil tenent in capite de R.  In thes. lib.   Et Q. E.

Stephen de MARFLEET,	c.1250 
Was one of twelve testators to transfer of land at Flinton.

Stephen MEREFLET, of Barton	Trinity.1276 
Lincoln
Solomon son of Samuel, a Jew, offered himself on the fourth day against 
Richard Rudde, tenant of a part of the lands late of William le Bretun, 
touching a plea of debt. And Richard came not: and the sheriff was ordered 
to cause him to come. And the sheriff reported that William Carpentar' of 
Barton' and Thomas de Croxton' in the same and William Gaunt of Barton' 
and Stephen Mereflet of the same mainperned Richard Rudde: and they 
had him not; therefore they are in mercy. Judgment that he distrain by 
lands ..... and that he have his body before &c for three weeks from the 
day of St John the Baptist to answer &c and hear &c

Stephen de MERFLET,	(1250-1277?) 
fo 28b Stephen de Merflet, Test:
fo 32b	"	"	"	"
fo 44b	"	"	"	"
fo 65	"	"	"	"
fo 93b	"	"	"	"
fo175	"	"	"	"  At Askham 8th Ides of April (no year)
fo196	"	"	"	"  At Coulon, at Pentecost 1261.
fo206b	"	"	"	"
fo211b	"	"	"	"
fo235	"	"	"	"  (fo236 dated 1277)

Stephano de MERFLET,	c.1398 
Appears in Wardens Accounts of the Church of St. Augustine.
... Et soluti Stephano de Merflet pro labore suo, x.s. ...

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Thome MERFLET,	c.1405 
Proctors Accounts of the Chantry of St. Mary.
Et  sic  debet lxxiiij.[s. v.d]   De  quibus
allocati ei viij.d. ex redditu j.  tenementi
nuper Isabelle Sourcale, xviij.d. de redditu
unius  .   .   .   Thome  Merflet  .   .   .
croftum .  .  . Et sic debet lxxij.s. iij.d.
...

Thomas MERFLETE, chaplain,	8 October 1428 
Deed: Robert Tuppe to John Grymesby and Thomas Merflete, chaplain.
Conveyance of three tenements in Marketgate.
Robert Holme, mayor, and other named witnesses. Seal.

Thomas MERFLETE, chaplain,	11 October 1428 
Deed: John Grymesby and Thomas Merflete, chaplain, to Robert Tuppe 
and Avice, his wife.
Conveyance of three tenements in Marketgate.
Robert Home, mayor, and other named witnesses. Seal.

Thomas MERFLETE, chaplain,	30 April 1429 
Deed: John Bilton, draper, to Nicholas Clerk, clerk, rector to the Church at 
Spoffoth, John Roos, Thomas Merflete, chaplains, and Thomas Swanland 
of Beverley, draper.
Conveyance of a tenement in Munkgate.
Robert Holme, mayor, and other named witnesses. Seal.

Thomas MERFLETE,	12 November 1429, Preston. 
Witness.

Thomas MERFLETE,	20 November 1429, Preston. 
Witness.

Thomas MERFLETE, chaplain	6 April 1432, Beverley. 
Grant by Elizabeth Stapilton, wife of Miles Stapilton, late of Laxdon by 
Hobbden, gentleman, and daughter and heir of William Spayn formerly of 
Cotyngham gentleman, son and heir of John Spayne formerly of the same, 
gentleman: to William Yottyn of Beverley mercer: of all her lands,
tenements, etc. in Kyngeston-on-Hull, with attorney to Thomas Merflete 
chaplain and John Charters smyth to deliver seisin.
Witnesses: Thomas Skypwyth merchand (sic), Thomas Colbek merchand, 
William Lorimer mercer, etc.

Thomas Marflete, clerk,	Undated, probably between 1432 and 1438/9 
To the most reverend father in God, John, Bishop of Bath and Wells, 
Chancellor of England.
Your poor supplicant Walter Frost humbly petitions that Thomas Frost, the 
father of this same Walter and of whom he is the heir, on account of the 
great confidence which he placed in one John Rosse, clerk, gave to this 
same John certain deeds and muniments concerning some lands and 
tenements which belonged to the aforesaid Thomas in the town of 
Kingston upon Hull and elsewhere in the county of Yorkshire and also 
some documents concerning the right of advowson to a chantry in the 
chapel of the Trinity in the town of Kingston upon Hull, as above, which 
John Rosse on account of the great confidence which he placed in Thomas 
Marflete, clerk, and John Newerk, draper, made them his executors, 
putting the onus on them of delivering to your said petitioner all the deeds 
and documents connected with the lands, tenements, and the chantry, as 
described above, which were in his keeping. The said John Rosse died 
and by his death it is for the said petitioner to present to the chantry, as 
above. But the said Thomas Marflete and John Newerk, having confidence 
that Thomas Dalehouse, clerk, had the right of presentation to the 
aforesaid chantry, delivered to this same Thomas Dalehouse some of the 
documents concerning the right of advowson to the aforesaid chantry 
against the orders and wishes of the aforesmentioned testator in 
perpetual disinheritance of the right of advowson to the chantry of your 
said petitioner, unless it may please your gracious lordship to consider 
the evidence and on that basis grant several briefs sub poena to the 
same Thomas Marflete and John Newerk to appear before you on a 
certain day to be decided on by you for the purpose of examining the said 
documents, considering that the said Thomas Dalehouse has presented a 
chaplain who has been admitted and inducted to the aforesaid chantry, 
and considering how your said petitioner for lack of the aforementioned 
documents is likely to be disinherited forever, unless your gracious 
lordship acts in this matter. 
Pledges for persecution,
John Cotynham, clerk.
(Thurstan Bandster).

Thomas MERFLETE, chaplain,	26 April 1433 
Deed: John Grymesby to Ralph Forne and Stephen Gildhous, merchants, 
and Thomas Merflete and John Wilde, chaplains.
Conveyance of a messuage with nine tenements annexed in Kirk Lane.
Thomas Marshall, mayor, and other named witnesses. Seal.

Thomas MERFLETE, chaplain,	1 June 1434 
Deed: Thomas Merflete, chaplain, to Richard Flynton, clerk.
Conveyance of a tenement in Whitfreregate.
John Grymesby, mayor, and other named witnesses. Seal.

Thomas MERFLETE, chaplain,	1 November 1437 
Deed: John Gregge, merchant, to Robert Kirketon, merchant.
Power of Attorney to deliver seisin of three tenements in Markitgate to 
Ralph Forne, Stephen Gildhous, merchants, Thomas Merflete and John 
Wylde, chaplains. Seal.

Thomas MARFLETE,chaplain,	8 March 1437/8 
Deed: Robert Tuppe, merchant, and Avice, his wife, to Ralph Forne, 
merchant, Thomas Marflete, John Wilde, chaplains, and Stephen Gildhous, 
merchant.
Bond. Two seals.

Thomas MARFLETE, chaplain,	8 March 1437/8 
Deed: Robert Tuppe, merchant, and Avice, his wife, to Ralph Forne, 
merchant, Thomas Marflete, John Wilde, chaplains, and Stephen Gildhous, 
merchant.
Conveyance of three tenements in Marketgate.
Robert Holme, mayor, and other named witnesses. Two seals.

Thomas MARFLETE, chaplain,	23 May 1438 
Deed: Ralph Forne, Thomas Marflete, chaplain, John Wilde, chaplain, and 
Stephen Gildhous from Robert Tuppe, and Avice, his wife.
Fine, grant of three messuages in Kyngeston upon Hull.

Thomas MARFLETE, chaplain,	27 October 1438 
Deed: Nicholas Clerke, clerk, rector of the Church of Spofford; John Roos; 
Thomas Marflete, chaplain, and Thomas Swanland of Beverley, draper, to 
William Sharpe and John Dodyngton, chaplains.
Conveyance of a messuage and shops in Marketgate at the North-east 
corner of Holy Trinity Churchyard, and a tenement in Munkgate for the 
term of the life of Alice, widow of John Bilton, draper, with remainder to 
John Brigge, John Wilde and William Saunderson, chaplains, excepting a 
new chamber erected opposite the North door of Holy Trinity Church to 
remain to Ellen Tarry for her life. John Aldewik, mayor, and other named 
witnesses. Five seals.

Thomas MARFLETE, chaplain,	27 October 1438 
Deeds: Two copies of deed D324 (supra) with four seals differing from the 
five seals of the earlier deed.

Thomas MARFLETE, chaplain,	15 February 1439/40 
Deed: Peter Kynder of the County of Derby to Gerard Hesyll, clerk, Thomas 
Knyght, clerk, Thomas Marflete, chaplain and William Whetelay of Anlaby.
Conveyance of a tenement in Hul Strete. John Aldewyke, mayor, and other 
named witnesses. Seal.

Thomas MARFLETE, chaplain,	20 April 1440 
Deed: Gerard Hesyll, clerk, Thomas Knight, clerk, Thomas Marflete, 
chaplain and William Whetelay of Anlaby to Lawrence Tutbury.
Conveyance, for the term of the life of the said Lawrence, of a cellar with 
an inn and two chambers built over the said cellar in Hul Strete, with 
remainder to the vendors. John Aldewyke, mayor, and other named 
witnesses. Seal.

Thomas MARFLETE,	8 November 1446, Westminster. 
Commission to the mayor and sheriff of Kyngeston upon Hull and Richard 
Jeorge, king's serjeant at arms, to arrest Thomas, Nicholas and Richard 
Norham and Thomas Marflete and bring them before the king in Chancery 
to answer charges there to be brought against them.

Thomas MERFLETE,	23 February 1447 
Mentioned in the Will Agnes, wife of William Merflete de Hedon.

Thomas MARFLETE,	26 June 1449, Winchester. 
Pardon to William Beaufitz, Seman Burton, Richard Hill, Thomas Fereby, 
Nicholas Elys, Thomas Patryngton, Nicholas Stubbes, Richard Bill, 
Robert Dawe, William Burgh, Thomas Couper, John Lynmouth, Robert 
Benyngton, John Spenser, John Hadyff, Richard Cousyn, John Forest, 
Richard Bedford, John Dares, John Hayles, William Hewlyn, John 
Richeman, William Northeby, Thomas Edmund, Thomas Marflete, John 
Barnbowe, Robert Forest, Robert Monson, Thomas Danby, Simon Horne, 
Peter Gile, Edmund Mathewe, Richard Anson, John Blithe and John Wolff, 
of all trespasses, offences, contempts and forfeitures and all 
imprisonments by reason thereof.
                                                        By p.s. etc.

Thomas MARFLETE, maryner,	1451 (30 Hen. VI) Nov. 16. 
Power of attorney from Thomas Marflete of Kyngeston on Hull, maryner, to 
John Carleton of Grymesby, to receive all moneys due from William Lyen 
alias Furbether.

Thome MARFLETE, shipmaster,	1453 
Thomas MARFLET, English Merchant,	1453 
Navis Thome MARFLETE vocata TRYNYTE de Hull applicuit 24 die Junii
             Thomas MARFLET         6 dol' vini
[N.B. dol' - dolium - tun; a large cask containing 250 gallons of wine.]

Thomas MARFLET,	16 August 1454, Middleham. 
Commission to the said Richard Anson, and John Aclum, Nicholas Elys, 
William Sutton and Thomas Marflet, appointing them to arrest mariners 
for the governance of the ships and vessels for the army which Richard, 
earl of Salisbury, one of the keepers of the sea, has ordered, and to set 
them aboard at the king's wages.

Thomas MARFLETE,	4 October 1457, Westminster. 
Commission to Hugh Clyderowe, James Kyghley, William Dobson, John 
Brande, Robert Benyngton and Thomas Marflete, appointing them to 
arrest and set mariners aboard certain ships in the port of Hull, ordered 
to go on the sea against the king's enemies.


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William de MERFLEET,	1100 (temp Henry I) 
John de Danethorpe gave to Alicia, relict of Wm. de Merfleet, all of which 
Adam his son had given, and a bovate to Alicia, daughter of the said Alicia, 
in Danthorpe.

William de MERFLETE,	1135-1154 
father of William de Merflete.

William de MERFLETE,	1135-1154 
son of William de Merflete. 
Granted to Sayer de Sutton, for his homage and service, certain lands.
The seal of Wm. de Merfleet is attached.

Willelmus,	1155-1170 
Witness to a Grant - Stephanus de Merflet, Willelmus filius ejus.

Willelmo,	(Late Henry II, not later than 1182) 
Witness to two charters - Stephano de Merflet, Willelmo filio eius.

Willelmus de MERSFLET,	1228 (Easter Term, 12 Henry III) 
against Adam de Authorp', (infra) re 2/3 parts of the manor of Marfleet.

William de MEREFLET,	1227-1230 
against Adam de Danthorpe, re 1/3 parts of the Manor of Marfleet.

William de MERFLET,	Easter 1242 
Northampton
A date is given to William de Merflet and Margery his wife querents and to 
Gilbert de Preston and Alice his wife defendants, concerning the taking of 
their cirograph of one carucate of land with appurtenances in Clendon', in 
the octaves of Holy Trinity, because that is now the first date of pleas. And 
it is noted in the file of notes.

William of MERFLET,	1245 
MCLXXXI.- Between William of Merflet, claimant, and Adam of Merflet, 
tenant: as to 2 parts of the manor of Merflet, save 3 bovates of land and 2 
thofts.
The right of Adam. Adam gives 50 marks of silver. [Case 264, File 39, No.69.]

Willelmun de MERFLET,	1249 
Gilbertus de Preston' constitutes est justiciarius una cum hiis etc. ad 
assisam nove disseisine capiendam, quam Margeria de Olneye 
arramiavit versus Willelmum de Merflet et Michaelem Wayok', de 
tenemento in Horton', Et mandatum est vicecomiti Norhampton' quod ad 
diem et locum etc.
[vide infra, for Horton, William 1350.]

William de MERFLET,	11 March 1301, Northampton. 
Letters for Master Richard Berard, parson of the church of Wodhull, going 
to Ireland, nominating William de Merflet and Roger de Clopton his 
attorneys for three years.

William,	26 October 1350, Mortlake. 
The like [pardon] to William Spicer of Norhampton, with respect to the 
death of William son of John de Merflet of Horton.
[vide supra, for Horton, William 1249.]

William de MERFLET,	10 September 1360,  
Inquest taken at Elsham.
A messuage and 50a land late of John de [Merflet], whereof William de 
Merflet, aged 30 years and more, is heir. William was brother of John and 
uncle and heir of Hugh.

William de MERFLET,	15 September 1360, Westminster. 
... and that William de Merflet, brother of John and uncle of Hugh, is the 
next heir of the said Hugh and is of full age.

William de MERFLET,	14 November 1360 Castre. 
A messuage and 50a. land late of John de Merflet, whereof William de 
Merflet, aged 30 years and more, is heir for certain reasons, as appears &c., 
as above.

Willelmus de MIRFLETE,	1367/8 
mercer.

William de MERFLET,	1380 
Bailiff at Hedon.

Will. de MERFFLETE,	1383/4 
mercer, senior.

William de MERFLETE,	8 November 1386, Westminster. 
Appointment of Robert de Hilton, John Conestable of Halsham and Robert 
Twyere, knights, William de Holm, Robert Sturmy, John Frankys, William 
de Merflete, Richard de Beverley, William Walde and Thomas Dole, upon 
information that 500 marks in money have been found hidden under the 
ground at Hedon, co. York, and fraudulently concealed from the king's 
ministers, to enquire touching the same, also upon information of divers 
oppressions of the king's lieges there to enquire and certify touching the 
said oppressions.                                By C.

William de Merflete,	8 November 1386, Westminster. 
389. Commission to Robert de Hilton, John Conestable of Halsham, Robert 
Twyer, knights, William de Holm, Robert Sturmy, John Frankish, William 
de Merflete, Richard de Beverle, John Wald and Thomas Dole to enquire 
by a jury of co. York concerning the concealment of 500 marks treasure 
trove at Hedon and concerning divers oppressions of the king's subjects 
in the said county. Westminster. 8 November 10 Richard II [1386] By C.
[Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1385-1389, p.262.)
Inquisition before William de Holm, John Frankissh, William de Merflete 
and John de Walde. Hedon. Thursday after St. Hilary 10 Richard II. [1387.]
No treasure trove has been found and no oppressions committed within the 
jurors' knowledge.                    C.Inq.Misc.File 237.(18.)

Willelmi de MARFLETE,	1387 
Inquisition relative to the Chantry of St. Mary.
Inquisiciones post mortem, 12 Ric.II, n.169.

William de MARFLETE,	1401/2 
(Account of Bailiffs of Hedon)
An account of Robert de Wyntrynngham and William de Marflete, bailiffs of 
the said town, from the morrow of St. Michael the Archangel, in the third 
year of the reign of King Henry the Fourth, after the conquest of England, 
until the morrow of St. Micahel the Archangel, in the reign of the same 
King Henry, one year entire.
(Here follows particulars of amounts received from Rents. &c, Gilds, Tolls 
and Customs.)

Willelmi de MERFLET,	c.1402 
Bailiff of Hedon.

Sir Wm. (Adam) MARFLEET,	c.1405 
of Ripley, knt.

William MERFLETE,	22 October 1407, Gloucester. 
Pardon to Nicholas Flecher of Kyngeston on Hull, indicted of having on 
20 August, 5 Henry IV, stolen a coat worth 10s. at Beverlay and carried off 
8s. in money from Adam Barker of Beverlaye and of having on 28 August 
in the said year stolen a mazer worth 26s.8d. at Hedon in Holderness and 
carried off other goods to the value of 20s. from Alice the wife of William 
Merflete of Hedon.

William MERFLET,	12 March 1407 (8 Henry IV) Westminster 
of Hedon, sued Richard Stalyngburgh for debt.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of William 
atte Greke and Thomas Andrewe of London, Thomas Hyndle of Middlesex 
and John Archer of London 'cordewaner,' in favour of William Merflet of 
Hedoun at suit of Richard Stalyngburgh citizen and draper of London for 
debt.

Willelmo MERFLETE,	1410 
Feast of St. Andrew. Test: (Hedon Church Records, D.10.)

William MERFLET,	1414/15 
"For two poles bought from William Merflet for the carriage of new altar 
stone from Sheriff Bridge to Chapel of St. James."

Willelmo MERFLET,	c.1415 
In Wardens Account of the Church of St. James.

William MERFLETE,	1419 
Mayor of Hedon.

Willelmum MERFLET,	c.1426 
Name appears in extract from inquest and rental.
"Item, presentatum est quod via in Lenardgate usque Shiresbrige est 
defectiva et debet reparari per procuratorem cantarie, Willelmum Merflet.

Willelmo MERFLET,	17 May 1435 
septimodecimo die mensis Maii, anno regni Regis Henrici Sexti post 
conquestum Anglie tercio decimo. (Hedon Church Records, D.26.)

William MERFLET,	14 July 1439, Westminster. 
John Benyington of Hedoun in Holdernesse to Robert Constable of Barnby 
by Bossall, William Mouncem of Barnston, John Holme son of John 
Holme of Holme, Thomas Brigge clerk and William Merflet of Hedoun. 
Grant of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable. 
Dated Hedoun, 4 June 17 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment at Hedoun 24 June before John 
Constable knight, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on file for 
this year.
John Holym, one of the executors of Stephen late bishop of St. Davids, 
to John Iwardby 'gentilman.' General release of all actions and demands 
real and personal. Dated 13 July 17 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster 14 July.

William MIRFLETE,	10 November 1447 
Testamentary burial in the Chapel of St. Augustine, Hedon.
Will proved, 18th January.
(see also Agnes, wife of Wm. Mirflete)

William MERFLET,	10 November 1447 
Will.

William MARFLETE,	10 November 1447 
In addition to its other sources of revenue, the Holy Cross Guild repeatedly 
received gifts and bequests from individual donors.
Thus, Thomas Martyn, by will dated 30th January, 1426/7, left 3s.4d.; and
 William Marflete left the like sum to the Guild on 10th November 1447.

William MERFLET,	1448 
Rental for the Commonalty of the town of Hedon . . . in the year of the reign 
of Henry VI 26th.
"Of Wm. Merflet, for a common croft near the town dyke 1s.6d."

William MERFLET, (late)	1459 
Rental of the Commonalty of the town of Hedon.
"Richard Tailyoure, for a close formerly of St. James, and another on the 
Northside of the same, lately Wm. Merflete's, in the tenure of Richard 
Mapilthorp."

Wm. MARFLETE, (late)	1459 
John Johnson, barber, for a shop late Wm. Marflete's, lately William 
Malyard's, joining a tenement of John Hawy's, 15d.

William MARFLETE, (late)	1459 
Item, Thomas Knappyt and Robert Gyse, chaplains, for a croft in West-gate, 
lately of the said William Marflete's, 6d.

William MARFLETE,	24 March 1536 
Named in the Will of George Marflete, of Haynton (q.v.).
Believed to be the brother of George.
Had a son Richard.
12 March 1542
Will, proved Lincoln 28 April 1543.
Mentions: Crystyan his wife; Richard Marflete the elder; his children but 
does not name them.
Witness: Richard Marflete the younger.

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