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1475-1480 or 1483-1485 "William Paulden v. Henry Stokton, John Clay, and William Dekyn.: Complainant's share in Elvyngton Wood, sold by William Ryland to the parties in this suit.: York." [1] (This is perhaps a different Henry Stokton.)

1490s "In the late fifteenth century Henry Stokton, a London Fishmonger, went to Brouage for salt on behalf of Christopher Haweis, a London Mercer, taking with him 60 Flemish gilders for the purpose." [2]

1493-1500 "Henry Stokton, of London, fishmonger v. The mayor and aldermen of London. Action of account by Christopher Haweis in respect of salt bought for him and captured by Danes in The Anne of Conquette. Certiorari.: London." [3]

1502-1503 "Henry Stokton, fishmonger. v. The mayor and aldermen of London: Action of account by Christopher Haweis for salt bought in Brittany and taken by Danes. Certiorari.: London." [4]

1509 April 30 "The General Pardon. Warrant to the abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, to grant letters patent of general pardon, excepting those persons whose names are upon a document annexed. Tower of London, 30 April, 1 Hen. VIII: ii. 'The names of the persons exempted from the King's general pardon':—Edm. De la Pole, Will. De la Pole, Ric. De la Pole, Will. Cortney, son of the earl of Devon, Tho. Grey, Marquis of Dorset, Sir Geo. Nevyll, John Taillor, in ward in the Tower, Sir Will. Capell, Rob. Straunge, Sir Ric. Emson, Edmund Dudley, Tho. Stanley, Tho. Dalby, clk., Sir Ames Paulet, Tho. Tynnyng, clk., Jas. Butler, clk., of Worcestershire, Will. Smythe, late of the Wardrobe, Blubery of Kent, Will. Butteler of Sussex, Pygeon of Yarmouth, Cooke of Norf., Tyrry of London or St. Alban's, John Bapt. Grymald, Hen. Toft of London, Pecok of Oxfordshire, Bampton of Hull, Barker of Worcestershire, Watkyns of the Isle of Ely, Wygan late footman, Bugge of Dorset, Hampton of Southampton. Durrant of Derbyshire; Frye, John Maynard, and Ootes Corbet of Devonshire; Derby, bowyer, Simpson, sherman, Smythe, carpenter, Jo. Poortwood, brewer, Rob. Jakes, sherman, and Hen. Stoughton, fishmonger, of London; Will. Watts of Norwich, Shemmyng of Kent, John Burston of Gravesend, Rob. Golding of Kent, Rauf Brykheved of Cheshire, John Dyson of Lichfield, Kemer of Pole, Ric. Morley of Fenystratford, John Mylles of London, Camby of the Countre, Ric. Page, John Michell, Tho. Michell, Rauf Haklet of Herefordshire, Rowes of Devonshire, Waren and Malham of the Chauncery, John Myddelmore, Sam. Prowar of Daventre, Sir Humph, Lisle, Rob. Porter, a murderer in prison at Cambridge, Skynner of Devonshire, Grove the escheator of Bucks, Geo. Chauncye and Edw. Chauncye late of Pevensey, Tho. Bretherton, Jo. Chauncefeld, and Colsell, late messenger, of Lancashire, Edw. Mynskyp of Cambridgeshire, Ric. Sclatter of Eyton, in parish of Bleccheley, Bucks, yeoman, Rob. Dod, gent., and Tho. Hough, yeoman, of the same parish, Thomas Turbrevyle, Chr. Clapham, porter of Berwick, Lord Dacre of the North, and (added in another handwriting) Thomas Thomas of Southampton. Signed by the King top and bottom. [12.]" [5]

1509 "One of the first acts of the new king [Henry VIII] was to grant Letters Patent absolving the City of all trespasses committed before the date of his accession, and to offer restitution to all who had suffered at the hands of Empson and Dudley or their agents. Empson and Dudley were themselves committed to the Tower and afterwards executed. In the meantime an enquiry was opened in the city as to recent proceedings against Capel and others. It was found that six men, whose names were John Derby, alias Wright, a bowyer, Richard Smyth, a carpenter, William Sympson, a fuller, Henry Stokton, a fishmonger, Thomas Yong, a saddler, and Robert Jakes, a shearman—all of whom had more than once been convicted of perjury, and on that account been struck off inquests—had contrived to get themselves replaced on the panel, and had been the chief movers in the recent actions against the late mayor and other officers of the city. They had, moreover, taken bribes for concealment of offences of forestalling and regrating. Being found guilty, on their own confession, of having brought false charges against many of the aldermen, the Court of Common Council adjudged the whole of the accused to be disfranchised. Three of them, who were found more guilty than the rest, were sentenced to be taken from prison on the next market day, on horseback, without saddles, and with their faces turned towards the horses' tails, to the pillory on Cornhill. There they were to be set 'their heddes in the holys' until proclamation of their crime and sentence was read. The lesser offenders were spared the pillory, but were condemned to attend on horseback at Cornhill, whence all the offenders were conducted to the Standard in Fleet Street 'by the most high ways,' where the proclamation was again read. The culprits were then taken back to prison and made to abjure the city on pain of imprisonment at the pleasure of the mayor and aldermen. Among the charges brought against Derby was one to the effect that being on a jury he had received the sum of ten shillings and 'a quarter of ffisshe for his howsehold,' a bribe which a suitor had tendered by the advice and counsel of Thomas Yong, saddler, who was apparently acting as Derby's accomplice." [6]

1509 "On 5 June, the Common Council of the City of London recorded that Henry Stokton fishmonger was among of group of six 'evill disposed persones' accused of perjury and taking bribes to conceal crimes. The Council enacted that the six were to be disenfranchised forever and exhibited on horseback. Three of them were to be put in the pillory, and all were to remain in prison until they foreswore the city never to return."[7]

1513 Canterbury Cathedral Archives CCA-DCc-ChChLet/II/73B
Letter: 1513, written by Robert Taylour at Bordeaux, France, and addressed to Canterbury, cathedral priory, prior [probably William Sellyng]. He has loaded wine to be shipped by the Christopher Haward and by two ships from London, the Mary John and the Patrick of Salcombe [Devon]. He gives the costs of this. He hopes that the prior will do better selling wine in Canterbury than in London. John Sturson has been 'lost' on the English coast. Thus, he must ship the surplus in a London ship. Contemporary endorsements: address and rough note reading John Joseph with the widow of Stockton in Old ?Fish Street [?London]. 7 Nov. Separate receipt of £20 paid to Robert Taylour by George Alee on behalf of the prior, dated 14 Dec 1513.


[1] The National Archives of the United Kingdom Catalog, Chancery pleadings addressed to the Bishop of Lincoln as Lord Chancellor, C 1/54/244, [UKNationalArchives].

[2] A. R. Bridbury, England and the Salt Trade in the Later Middle Ages (Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1955), 132, citing P.R.O., E.C.P. 226/41, 271/1, [GoogleBooks].

[3] The National Archives of the United Kingdom Catalog, Chancery pleadings addressed to the Cardinal Archbishop of Canterbury as Lord Chancellor, C 1/226/41, [UKNationalArchives].

[4] The National Archives of the United Kingdom Catalog, Chancery pleadings addressed to William Warham, Bishop of London as Keeper of the Great Seal, C 1/271/1, [UKNationalArchives].

[5] J. S. Brewer, Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII., Vol. I (London: HMSO, 1862), 5, [InternetArchive].

[6] Reginald R. Sharpe, London and the Kingdom: A History Derived Mainly from the Archives at Guildhall, Vol. 1 (London: Longmans, 1894), 343, [HathiTrust].

[7] J. P. Cooper, "Henry VII's Last Years Reconsidered," The Historical Journal 2 (Cambridge Journals, 1959), 103-129, at 108.