Undated, probably early 15th century. Charter (Lat.) confirming a grant in frankalmoign from Henry de Meltone of Alwaston (Alvaston, co Derby) to the abbot of Dale (Dale Abbey near Alvaston) and the convent of that place and their successors, of an acre of meadow, near the meadow of Sir Ralph Frechvyle, and abutting on the Dokkesyche; which said acre was the gift of Margarete widow of William Wyldy of Alwaston. Witnesses: John in the lane " in Alwaston, John Penneson, William Tyrry of the same (sic), Robert Tayliour, William Stiel of the same (sic), Robert Westryne of the same (sic). Vellum: one skin 9X4, seal missing. 
1489 "Re-grant from the same to Ralph Fretchevyle, son of Peter Fretchvyle of Staveley, arm., of houses and lands in Staveley, Hyncersell, and West Handeley, and " molendinum falcatum vocatum a sythe mylne," near Holbroke (held by them as feoffees of the said Peter), with remainder (i) to Nicholas his brother; (2) to Anker his brother; (3) to John, elder brother of said Ralph, Nicholas, and Anker; (4) to be sold and disposed of for the souls of said Peter and his family. With power of attorney as above. Witn. Thomas Hellgate of Chestrefeld, Thomas Robyn of Nederthorp, Rogerus Tumour of Staveley, Richard Wryght, rector of Staveley, etc. Dat. 2 Jan., 4 Hen. VII, . (Add. 40152)" 
1503 "Sale from Richard Whitehead of Staley, yeoman, to Rauff Frechwell, esquyer, of lands in Staley called Whiteleis, lying near the Roder, and "buttyng" on the bridge end called "kirke house bridge," for £8. Dat. 8 Feb., 18 Hen. VII. . (Add. 40155.)" 
(1506) November 20th, in the 22nd year of Henry VII. Charter (Lat.), dated at Woodthorpe, confirming a grant from Thomas Parker son of Robert Parker late of Ryley to Ralph Frechewell of Brymyngton, of lands and tenements in the lordship of Staley, then in the tenure of Richard Rodez; with power of attorney to Robert Rodez, John Marten and Thomas Robyn to deliver seisin. Witnesses: Thomas Foliambe, Nicholas Walshe, Richard Rodez. Vellum: one skin 12X6, seal missing. 
1511 Will of Raffe Frecheville was dated September 28, 1511 and was proved on April 26, 1513. 
[Proved at Lambeth, 26th April, 1513. Administration to the relict.]
Ralph Frechwell of Brimington.
In the name of god, Amen. The yere of our lord m Vc and xj, the xxviijth day of the month of September.
I Rauff Frechwell,  of Bremington, beyng hole of mynde and of good remembraunce, make my testament in this maner. The first I bequeth my soule to almighty god, and to our lady seynt Mary, and to all the feliship in heven, and my body to be buried in the churche of Staley. Also I make, constitute, and ordeyne Arthur Frechwell, my right wellbeloued and oonly goten son, my trewe and lawfull executor to see and cause my body honestly after my degre to be brought forth, and buried in the church foresaid, and to paye, or cause to be paid, to maister doctor Fitzharbert, the parson of Northwynfeld xls., and to Sir James Basforth, the vicar of Chesterfeld, xls., and to Sir John Rerysby, parson of Eschouer, xls., to help him in his right with theire good counsaill. And the residue of all my goodes not bequethed I geve freely to my said son, and gods blessing and myne, and all my lands. Thies witnesses, Sir John Rerysby, Edward Eyer of Howm (Holme), and Sir Richard Frechwell, the parson of Staley, with many moo beyng present, the yere and daye aforesaid.
[Proved at Lambeth 18 March, 1511-12. AdminIstration to Ancor Frechwell and Richard Durant, the executor being dead.]
 He was a son of Peter Frechvile, or Frechwell, of Staveley, esq. In 1489 there was a re-grant to this Ralph Frechwell (Fretchvile) of certain lands, with remainders over. The re-grant included a scythe-mill at Holbrooke —Jeayes No. 2260. We shall see, in the will which follows, that Arthur Frechwell, his son, carried on the business, among other occupations, of a scythesmith. There was a scythe-mill at Derby in 1511. This occupation was frequent in North Derbyshire, especially at Norton.
1512 "Grant from Arthur Frechwell of Brymyngton, esquire, to Anker Frechwell and Richard Burcand, as feoffees, of lands in Staley, Ekyngton, Chesterfeld, Dronfeld, and Dawer, Newton by Folkingham [co. Linc.], Wales, Haneston, and Denyngton [co. York], late acquired by Ralph Frechwell, father of the said Arthur. With attorney to Rob. Rodes and Rob. Asshe to give seisin. Dat. Brimington, 6 Feb., 3 Hen. VIII. . (Add. 40157.)" 
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