18. FROM THE SAME TO THE SAME.
(The Archbishop's Mint in the Palace at Canterbury.)
Pleace it your good grace, so it is I am enformed, that ther
be newe ordynaunces of late made, aswell concernyng the
Kinges graces Mynte in his Towre of London, as other Myntes
in other places of this his graces Realme in times passed used
and contynued, for the comon and usuall curse of the Kinges
graces coyne from hensforth. Fforasmoch as I doubte not but
that your grace well knowithe, that by the grauntes of dyverse
kinges, the Kinges graces noble progenitors, I and my predecessors,
Archiebishopps of Canturbery, have alwayes hadd in
the palace of Canturbery a mynte for coynage, to the grete
commoditie and ease of the Kinges graces subjectes wt in this
countie of Kent and otherwise, to thentent that I wold gladly
that my said mynte shuld in Hke maner and forme be ordred
according to the said newe ordynaunces, I beseche yor good
grace to shewe and declare yor graces ferther pleasur and
mynde in this behalf, to my servaunt, Ewyn Tomson, this berar,
kepar of my said mynte. Uppon knowlege wherof, I have commaunded
hym to folowe the same in every thing accordingly.
In good faithe, my lord, I desire not this for any grete profecte
or advauntaige, that I shall have by this coynage, but only for
the ease of suche the Kinges graces subjects as may more
reasorte to Canturbery then to the Tower. At
Knoll, the xvijth day of November .
At yor graces commaundement,
Indorsed: To the moost Reverende father in God, and my very singuler good lorde, my lorde Cardinall of Torke and legate
de latere his good grace.
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19. FROM THE SAME TO THE SAME.
(Bespeaking his favour for Owen Tomson, the Master of his Mint at
Canterbury, in his suit with one Robert Trappys, a goldsmith, of
Pleace it yor grace to understand that where one Owen Tomson,
which hath for the space of vj yeres occupied my Mynte