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1 .  Register 12 f.105 (verso) entry 3
Entry Type: Last Will and Testament, Testament
Section Type: Diverse letters
Summary: Testament of John of Leeds, rector of Methley; legacies to various churches, including in the deanery of Croydon and naming several legatees, including his sister, Joan, and two other women; executors: John Otre; John Coke, clerk, and John Pesmers.
Subjects: Books, Sisters, Women
References: Testamenta, p. 106
Dates: Document date: 1379/05/12 (certain)
People and Groups: Testator: John de Ledes (rector)
Executor: John Coke (clergy and representatives)
Executor: John Otre (none given)
Executor: John Pesmers (none given)
Places: Place of person status: Methley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (church); written as Metheley
2 .  Register 9A f.326 (verso) entry 2
Entry Type: Mandate, Monition
Section Type: Archdeaconry of the East Riding
Summary: Mandate to the dean of Beverley for a monition to Joan de Ledes [Leeds], nun of St Clement's priory, York, who formed a dummy of her own body and pretended to be dead so that she could escape, to return to her house.
Subjects: Women, Nuns, Convents, Religious Houses, Female
References: Robinson, D. B. (ed.). 2011. The Register of William Melton, Archbishop of York, 1317-1340. VI. Canterbury and York Society 101, 17-18.
Dates: Document date: 1318/08/11 (certain)
People and Groups: House: York, St Clement Priory, Benedictine (priory)
Places: Place of dating: Cawood, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (none given)
3 .  Register 7 f.131 (verso) entry 2
Entry Type: Mandate, Confirmation
Section Type: Archdeaconry of York
Summary: Confirmation of the election, announced by Dame Joan de Heton [Heaton] and Dame Margaret de Ledes [Leeds], nuns of Kirklees priory, of Dame Alice de Screvyne (or Screvyn) [Scriven], as prioress; with mandate to the official of the archdeacon of York for her installation (two entries).
Subjects: Nuns, Prioresses, Religious Houses, Female, Women
References: Brown, William, and A. Hamilton Thompson. (eds.). 1934. The Register of William Greenfield Lord Archbishop of York 1306-1315 Part II. Surtees Society 149, 46-7.
Dates: Document date: 1308/01/10 (certain)
Places: Place of dating: Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England (none given)
4 .  Register 12 f.110 (verso) entry 1
Entry Type: Last Will and Testament, Testament
Section Type: Diverse letters
Summary: Testament of Sir Simon Ward, knight; legatees include Joan, his wife, and Maud, Margaret and Joan, his daughters; executors: Joan, his wife and Nicholas de Esholt [Esshehald], chaplain (witnesses named).
Subjects: Women, Wives, Daughters
Dates: Document date: 1384/02/03 (certain)
People and Groups: Testator: Sir Simon Ward (knight)
Executor: Nicholas de Esshehald (chaplain)
Legatee/s: Joan [Ward] (daughter)
Legatee/s: Margaret [Ward] (daughter)
Legatee/s: Matilda/Maud [Ward] (daughter)
Residiary beneficiary: Joan [Ward] (executrix, wife)
Witness: Adam del Forest (none given)
Witness: John Cowe (none given)
Witness: John de Giselay (chaplain)
Witness: Thomas de Braynhous (none given)
Witness: William Skayf (none given)
5 .  Register 16 f.42 (verso) entry 2
Entry Type: Vow
Section Type: Archdeaconry of York
Summary: A vow of chastity of Joan, sometime wife of Walter Calverley, knight, before William Northbrugge
Language: English
Subjects: Chastity, Women, Wives
References: Swanson, R.N. (ed.). 1981. A Calendar of the Register of Richard Scrope, Archbishop of York, 1398-1405. Part 1. Borthwick Texts and Calendars: Records of the Northern Province, 11. York: University of York, 42.
Dates: Document date: 1404/12/13 (approximate); Note: Undated document but between entries of 2nd and 13th december 1404.
Document date: 1404/12/02 (approximate) -
People and Groups: Officiating: Northbrugge, William, fl 1399, Bishop Pharensis (bishop)
Vow maker: Calverley, Joan, fl 1404, Sometime wife of Walter Calverley, knight (wife)
6 .  Register 11 f.197 (recto) entry 7
Entry Type: Licence, Memorandum
Section Type: Archdeaconry of the East Riding
Summary: Memorandum of a licence to Lady Joan, countess of Kent, to choose a confessor.
Subjects: Women
Dates: Document date: 1357/10/30 (certain); Note: No place of dating recorded.
7 .  Register 16 f.175 (verso) entry 6
Entry Type: Grant of Probate
Section Type: Register, Vicar-general
Summary: Grant of probate of the will of Joan, widow of Robert Morton of Bawtry (Bautre), senior (details given).
Subjects: Women, Widows
References: Swanson, R. N. (ed.). 1985. A Calendar of the Register of Richard Scrope, Archbishop of York, 1398-1405, 2 parts. Part II Borthwick Texts and Calendars: Records of the Northern Province 11. York: University of York, 48.
Dates: Document date: 1402/11/12 (certain)
Places: Place of dating: Scrooby, Nottinghamshire, England (archbishop's manor)
8 .  Register 14 f.29 (recto) entry 2
Entry Type: Testament, Will
Section Type: Register, Vicar-general
Summary: Testament (will) of Joan, wife of Thomas Swandton [Swanton] of Beverley (legatees, witnesses and executors named) .
Subjects: Wives, Women
Dates: Document date: 1391/12/04 (certain)
Places: Place of dating: York, York City, York, England (none given); written as Ebor'
9 .  Register 8 f.74 (recto) entry 1
Entry Type: Licence
Section Type: Archdeaconry of York
Summary: Licence to Geoffrey de Spondon, vicar of Leeds (Ledes), to be adviser to the prioress and convent of Arthington (insert).
Subjects: Women, Religious Houses, Female, Prioresses, Nuns
References: Brown, William, and A. Hamilton Thompson. (eds.). 1934. The Register of William Greenfield Lord Archbishop of York 1306-1315 Part II. Surtees Society 149, 138-139.
Dates: Document date: 1313/01/29 (certain)
Places: Place of dating: Cawood, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (none given); written as Cawod
10 .  Register 9A f.288 (verso) entry 1
Entry Type: Letter/s, Request
Section Type: Archdeaconry of Cleveland
Summary: Letter to the prioress and convent of Nun Monkton requesting them to receive Joan de Toucotes and Joan de Blaunkfrount, nuns of Moxby (Molseby), dispersed from their house.
Subjects: Religious Houses, Female, Prioresses, Nuns, Women
References: Robinson, D. B. (ed.). 1978. The Register of William Melton, Archbishop of York, 1317-1340. II. Canterbury and York Society, 71, 84; Raine, J. (ed.). 1873. Historical papers and letters from the northern registers. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores, 61, 319-323.
Dates: Document date: 1322/11/04 (uncertain); Note: The date appears to be written ij nov, but this is probably in error for ij nones nov.
Places: Place of dating: Bishopthorpe, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (none given)


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