FONS

Curia Regis Roll Trinity 16 John m.3 [Public Record Office]
Trinity 1214
[Ebor']
Sibilla que fuit uxor Walteri de Ver per atornatum suum petit versus Godefridum Briton' terciam partem dimidie carucate terre cum pertinenciis in Brocton' ut dotem suam: et Godefidus venit et petit inde visum. Habeat. Dies datus est eis a die sancte Trinitatis in j mensem: et interim &c.
Eadem petit versus Saherum de Sutton' terciam partem vj bovatarum terre et sex toftorum cum pertinenciis in Sprotele, et versus Radulfum de Sprotele terciam partem vj acrarum terre et j tofti cum pertinentiis in eadem villa ut dotem suam: et ipsi veniunt et petunt inde visum. Habeant. Dies datus est eis a die sancte Trinitatis in j mensem: et interim &c. Et Saherus et Radulfus ponunt loco suo Robertum de Burton' clericum.
[York]
Sibilla who was wife of Walter de Ver by her attorney seeks against Godfrey Briton a third part of a half carucate of land with appurtenances in Brocton as her dower: and Godfrey comes and requests a view thereof. He shall have one. A date is given to them a month from Holy Trinity [25 June 1214]: and meanwhile &c.
The same woman seeks against Saher de Sutton a third part of 6 bovates of land and of 6 tofts with appurtenances in Sprotele, and against Ralph de Sprotele a third part of 6 acres of land and of a toft with appurtenances in the same township as her dower: and they come and request a view thereof. They shall have one. A date is given to them a month from Holy Trinity: and meanwhile &c. And Saher and Ralph appoint Robert de Burton clerk their attorney.

Curia Regis Roll Trinity 16 John m.9d [Public Record Office]
Trinity 1214
Ebor'
Joscelinus de Hallesdon' Willelmus filius Angeri Hugo Prepositus Ricardus frater ejus Walterus de Fosham Angerus filius Walteri Radulfus filius Matillidis Gaufridus de Oxenedes optulerunt se quarto die versus Rannulfum Vic' de Hedon' Adam Hunger Rogerum le Parker Petru[m] le Warner Augustinum le Warner Thomam socium eorum Lingulfum Prepositum Willelmum Clericum Willelmum le Gardiner Hugonem Bedellum Walterum Dic Gaufridum de Heselton' de placito inprisonamenti et de pace domini regis infracta &c. Et ipsi non venerunt &c.; et vicecomes mandavit quod nullus eorum inventus fuit preter Rannulfum Vic' et Lingulfum Prepositum et Walterum de Dic et Willelmum le Gardiner; et ipsi atachiati fuerunt per Eustacium de Sprotele et Robertum de Flinton' Hamomem de Preston' Walterum filium Alexandri Radulfum de Lelle Herevicum Mustardum Grigarium de Bristwic'. Et ideo ponantur per meliores plegios quod sint a die sancti Michaelis in xv dies; et primi plegii &c. Et sciendum quod vicecomes mandavit quod alii non fuerunt inventi &c.
York
Joscelin de Hallesdon, William son of Anger, Hugh Prepositus [Reeve], Richard his brother, Walter de Fosham, Anger son of Walter, Ralph son of Matilda and Geoffrey de Oxenedes appeared for the fourth day against Ralph Vic' of Hedon, Adam Hunger, Roger le Parker, Peter le Warner, Austin le Warner, Thomas their fellow, Lingulf Prepositus, William Clericus [Clerk], William le Gardiner, Hugh Bedellus [Beadle], Walterus Dic and Geoffrey de Heselton in a plea of imprisonment and of the peace of the lord king broken &c. And they have not come &c.; and the sheriff notified that none of them were found other than Ralph Vic' and Lingulf Prepositus and Walter de Dic and William le Gardiner; and they had been attached by Eustace de Sprotele and Robert de Flinton, Hamon de Preston, Walter son of Alexander, Ralph de Lelle, Hervy Mustardus [Mustard] and Gregory de Bristwic'. And therefore they shall be taken by better pledges that they appear a fortnight from Michaelmas [14 October 1214]: and the first pledges &c. And note that the sheriff notified that the others were not found &c.

Curia Regis Roll Trinity 16 John m.21d [Public Record Office]
Trinity 1214
Ebor'
Sibilla que fuit uxor Walteri de Ver per atornatum suum petit versus Saherum de Sutton' terciam partem vj bovatarum terre et sex toftorum cum pertinentiis in Sprottele ut dotem suam: et Saherus venit et vocat ad warantum Simonem filium et heredem Walteri de Ver.
Eadem petit versus Radulfum de Sprotele terciam partem vj acrarum terre et j tofti cum pertinentiis in eadem villa ut dotem suam: et ipse vocat ad warantum eundem Simonem. Habeant eum a die sancti Michaelis in iij septimanas per auxilium curie.
Eadem petiit versus Alexandrum de Crevequor et abbatem de Torenton' et Walterum de Witheton' et Rogerum Hubreduncy et plures alios dotem suam: et ipsi vocaverunt ad warantum predictum Simonem filium Walteri, qui est in custodia Fulconis de Oyry, ita quod idem Fulco summonitus fuit et iterum atachiatus; et vicecomes mandavit semel et iterum quod non fuit inventus. Et ideo preceptum est quod atachiet &c. sicut alias &c. ad predictum terminum.
Loquela inter eandem Sibillam et abbatem de Bardenay de dote predicte Sibelle remanet sine die eo quod abbas qui tunc fuit abbas non est modo abbas; Robertus Clericus, qui tunc fuit atornatus predicti abbatis, dicit quod ipse non est atornatus hujus abbatis, et ideo non vult respondere.
Eadem Sibilla per atornatum suum optulit se versus abbatem de Ryvaus de placito dimidie carucate terre cum pertinentiis in Brocton', quam ipsa clamat in dotem; et terra capta fuit in manum domini regis. Et datus est eis dies ad audiendum judicium suum a die sancti Michaelis in iij septimanas prece petentis.
York
Sibilla who was wife of Walter de Ver by her attorney seeks against Saher de Sutton a third part of 6 bovates of land and of 6 tofts with appurtenances in Sprottele as her dower: and Saher comes and calles[sic] to warrant Simon son and heir of Walter de Ver.
The same woman seeks against Ralph de Sprotele a third part of 6 acres of land and of a toft with appurtenances in the same township as her dower: and he calls to warrant the same Simon. They shall have him in three weeks from Michaelmas [20 October 1214] with the help of the Court.
The same woman sought against Alexander de Crevequor and the Abbot of Torenton and Walter de Witheton and Roger Hubreduncy and many others her dower: and they called to warrant the aforesaid Simon son of Walter, who is in the custody of Fulk de Oyry, so that the same Fulk was summoned and again attached; and the sheriff notified once and again that he was not found. And therefore it is ordered that he be attached &c. as before &c. to the date aforesaid.
The suit between the same Sibilla and the Abbot of Bardenay about the dower of the aforesaid Sibella[sic] shall stand over sine die because the abbot who was then abbot is not now abbot; Robert Clericus [Clerk], who then was attorney of the aforesaid abbot, says that he is not the attorney of this abbot, and therefore will not answer.
The same Sibilla by her attorney appeared against the Abbot of Ryvaus in a plea of a half carucate of land with appurtenances in Brocton, which she claims in dower; and the land was taken into the hands of the lord king. And a date is given to them to hear their judgment in three weeks after Michaelmas at the request of the plaintiff.

Close Roll 16 Edward I, m.10d [Public Record Office]
1287
Richard de Ispania acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton clerk, 120 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in county Essex.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas de Knaresburgh and Robert de Sprotle, attorneys of Martin de Grymston, executor of William's will.
The aforesaid Richard acknowledges that he owes William 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the said county.

Close Roll 20 Edward I, m.13d [Public Record Office]
[December 1291]
The prior of Lenton acknowledges that he owes to William de Hamelton clerk, 21 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his land and chattels in county Nottingham.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas de Knaresburgh and Robert de Sprotleye, attorneys of Martin de Grymmeston, executor of William's will.

Yorkshire Inquisitions. Vol. II. Edited by William Brown, B. A. 1898, 134 [Yorkshire Archĉological Society Record Series xxiii]
24 January 1292

CI. RALPH DE WYUETON.
[20 EDW. I. No. 150.]

Writ dated at Westminster, 2 Dec., 20th year (1291).
INQUISITION made before Sir Thomas de Normanville on the eve [of the feast] of the Conversion of St. Paul, 20 Edw. (24 Jan., 1291-2), by Henry de Wyueton, Stephen de Oustwyke, Simon de Sprotle, Peter de Muncwes, William de Camerington, Richard de Grymestone, Michael le Aumener, William Broke, Nicholas Ward of Burton, Nicholas de Thorpe, and William de Furno; who say on their oath that Ralph de Wyueton holds of the king in Sprotle, at the king's will, a capital messuage which was formerly of Sir Simon de Veer, and is worth by the year 16s. in all issues. He also holds five bovates of land there, and one culture (culturam) on both sides of the town, extended at one bovate of land. Each bovate is worth yearly 10s. He holds besides a wood, the pasture of which is worth 20s. a year.

Yorkshire Inquisitions. Vol. III. Edited by William Brown, F. S. A. 1902, 37 [Yorkshire Archĉological Society Record Series xxxi]
2 November 1296, Hedon

XXX. STEPHEN DE OUSTWYKE or HOSTWYKE for JOHN UHTRIDE[sic]. Inq. ad q. d.
[24 EDW. I. No. 101.]

Writ directed to the Sheriff of Yorkshire, and dated at Rokesburgh, 4 June, 24th year (1296).
...
Another writ directed to the same Sheriff, and dated at York, 20 Oct., 24th year (1296).
INQUISITION made at Hedon before the Sheriff on Friday the feast of [All] Souls, 24 Edw. (2 Nov., 1296), by Peter de la Twyer, Alexander de Holme, Robert de Boby, John de Fytlinge, John de Ryhill, William de Cameryngton, Simon del Lund, Peter Hildeyerde, Simon de Sprotle, Hugh Gylt, John del Esthalle, and Stephen de Percy, who say upon their oath that it is not to the damage or prejudice of the King, or of others, if the King grant to Stephen de Oustwyke, that he may give and assign a messuage and nine bovates of land with appurtenances in Oustwyke, to John Utherede[sic], to have and to hold to him and to his heirs for ever of the King and his heirs by the services therefor due and accustomed. The messuage is worth 40s., and each bovate, 10s., by the year. Stephen holds the messuage and land of the King in chief, as of the Honour of Albemarle, by homage and knight's service; he does suit every three weeks at the Wapentake Court of the King in Holdernesse, and renders to the King yearly at the feast of St. Michael, for castle-guard of Skipse, 12d. There remains in the hand of Stephen a close in Oustwyke in Holdernesse, which is called Maldecroft, and worth 7s. a year; and is held of the King in chief, as of the Honour of Albemarle; and he does suit every three weeks at the Wapentake Court of the King in Holdernesse.
[The licence consequent on this inquisition was granted by the King at Bury St. Edmunds on 24 Jan., 1297 (Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1292-1301, p. 230).]

Yorkshire Inquisitions. Vol. III. Edited by William Brown, F. S. A. 1902, 46-47 [Yorkshire Archĉological Society Record Series xxxi]
4 November 1296, Hedon

XXXVIII. ABBOT AND CONVENT OF THORNTON[sic].
[24 EDW. I. No. 103.]

Writ directed to Thomas de Weston, the King's Bailiff of Holdernesse, and dated at York, 20 Oct., 24th year (1296). On behalf of the Abbot and Convent of Thorneton[sic] it is shown that whereas, by the charter of William, formerly Earl of Albemarle, they ought to receive every year the retithing of all cheeses of the Earl and his successors, wheresoever made in England, and they and their predecessors used peacefully to enjoy such retithing from the time the said charter was made up to the day of the death of Isabel de Fortibus, formerly Countess of Albemarle, when those lands and tenements held by her, and which were the late Earl's, came into the King's hands as his escheat, such retithing had not been permitted by him (the Bailiff). Inquiry therefore to be made into the truth of the matter.
INQUISITION made at Hedon before Thomas de Weston, Bailiff of Holderness, on Sunday after the feast of All Saints, 24 Edw. (4 Nov., 1296), by Peter de la Twyer, Alexander de Holme, Robert de Boby, John de Fytlinge, Simon de Lunde, Stephen de Percy, Peter Hyldeyerde, Hugh Gylt of Sprotle, Simon de Sprotle, John de Ryhill, John del Esthalle of Aldeburgh, and William de Cameryngton, who say by their oath that William, Earl of Albemarle, by his charter, gave and granted for himself and his heirs to the Abbot and Convent of Thorneton the retithing of all his cheeses wheresoever they should be made in England; and made this gift for the health of his own soul and of the souls of his ancestors and successors. They say also that the Abbot and Convent and their predecessors always from the time of the gift and grant so made by charter, without any interruption and impediment up to the day of the death of Isabel de Fortibus, Countess of Albemarle, have received and had in the said Earl's dairies in Holdernesse, viz. Brustwyke, Cayngham, and Little Humber only, after the tithe of cheeses paid to parish churches, the retithing from the nine parts remaining; and have peacefully continued their seisin thereof. The retithing of cheeses in the said dairies cannot be valued, because it is uncertain, as the farms are stocked on the King's behalf, sometimes more, sometimes less.

Yorkshire Inquisitions. Vol. III. Edited by William Brown, F. S. A. 1902, 26-27 [Yorkshire Archĉological Society Record Series xxxi]
18 January 1296, Hedon

XXII. JOAN WIDOW OF ROBERT DE HILDEYERD. Inq. p. m.
[24 EDW. I. No. 23.]
Writ dated at Saint Albans, 25 Dec., 24th year (1295).
[Note on the dorse that the writ was received on Thursday after the feast of the Epiphany (11 Jan., 1295-6).]

INQUISITION made before John de Lythegrains, Escheator, at Hedon on Thursday after the feast of St. Hilary, 24 Edw. (18 Jan., 1295-6), by Peter de la Twyere, Robert de Boby, Walter de Flinton, William de Hoton, Ralph de Saint Martin, Thomas de Glouc[estre], William de Saint Quintin, William de Camera, Peter de Hildeyerd, Simon de Sprottele, Richard de Grymestone, and Nicholas de Thorne. Joan, who was wife of Robert de Hildeyerd, held of the King in chief as of the barony of the Earl of Albemarle in Holderness, a capital messuage in Reston[i.e. Riston], worth by the year 20s.; a dove-house, 3s.; fifteen tofts held at will of the lord, each worth 3s.; and a small toft, 2s.; and a close, worth 3s. a year. She held also of the same 12½ bovates of land (at 13s. 4d.) with certain forland there, worth 10s.; and a plot, called Brakenholme, 10s. a year. There are also two windmills, worth 20s. All the aforesaid tenements she held of the King in chief by knight's service, but not as of fee. The said Joan held also in the same town eight acres of land of the liberty of St. John of Beverley, by the yearly service of a penny; and they are worth 4s. a year. She held in Sutton in Holderness six score acres of meadow, and pasture for 1,000 sheep, of John de Sutton by the yearly service of a penny. Each acre is worth 6d., and the pasture 50s. a year; and in Norton of the same John by the service of 8d. half a bovate, worth 10s. a year.
One Robert de Hildeyerd purchased all the aforesaid tenements, to hold of the chief lords of the fee to himself and the said Joan his wife and the heirs of Robert; and she held them for the term of her life by form of the feoffment, wherefore Robert de Hildeyerd, son of Robert and Joan, is her next heir, and aged twenty-three years. [His homage was taken at Peterborough on 9 Feb., 1295-6 (Rot. Fin., 24 Edw. I., m. 16.)]

The Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series xvi: Yorkshire Lay Subsidies of the Reign of Edward I ed. William Brown, B. A., 1894 123 [P.R.O. Ex. Lay Subsidies Yorkshire E. R. 202/1]
1297, Hedon
TAXACIO NONI DENARII DE WAPPENTAK' DE HOLDERNESSE.
(m. 2.)
HEDONE.
De Galfrido de Sprotteley, ijs
[He is second in a list of 45 people. 2s is an average amount.]
Taxation of the ninth penny of the wapentake of Holdernesse.
Hedone.
From Geoffrey de Sprotteley, 2s


The Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series xvi: Yorkshire Lay Subsidies of the Reign of Edward I ed. William Brown, B. A., 1894 126 [P.R.O. Ex. Lay Subsidies Yorkshire E. R. 202/1]
1297, Sprotteley
TAXACIO NONI DENARII DE WAPPENTAK' DE HOLDERNESSE.
(m. 3.)
SPROTTELEY.
De Simone de Sprotteley, xxd
[He is second in a list of five people, ordered by amount.]
Taxation of the ninth penny of the wapentake of Holdernesse.
Sprotteley.
From Simon de Sprotteley, 20d


Close Roll 27 Edward I, m.14d [Public Record Office]
27 April 1299, Banstead
The prior of Wenlok and the prior of Bermundeseye acknowledge that they owe to William de Hamelton clerk, 390 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their land and chattels in counties Salop and Surrey.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Thomas de Knaresburgh and Robert de Sprotley, clerks, attorneys of Martin de Grymeston, one of the executors of William's will.

Close Roll 27 Edward I, m.3 [Public Record Office]
19 October 1299, Westminster
Geoffrey de Sprottele, imprisoned at York for the death of John son of William de Hoton, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of York to bail him until the coming of the justices.

Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office. Prepared under the Superintendence of the Deputy Keeper of the Records. Edward II. Vol. III. A. D. 1317-1321 1903, London, 381
20 July 1319, Westminster

13 EDWARD II.
MEMBRANE 40.

1319.
July 20.
York.
Presentation of Roger de Croxton to the church of Kirketon-upon-Stryvelyn in the diocese of St. Andrews. [Fœdera.]

By [The] K[ing].

The like of the under-mentioned parsons to their respective churches, viz. -
 In the diocese of St. Andrews, viz.
  ...
  Robert de Sprotteley Stryvelyn.
  ...
 ...
Close Roll 13 Edward II m.12 [Public Record Office]
1 December 1319, York
To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth:
At the complaint of Hugh le Taverner of Kyngeston-on-Hull that whereas he had loaded at Le Sluse in Flanders a ship belonging to him and Geoffrey de Sprotteley called La Nicholas of Kyngeston-on-Hull with cloth and other goods of his to the value of £48 6s 8d, in order to bring the same to Kyngeston-on-Hull to trade there with the same, certain malefactors of the power of Robert county of Flanders attacked and slew the men and mariners in the ship whilst sailing to England and took the ship and goods with them to the port of the Swyn, the king frequently requested the count to cause justice to be done to Hugh; but he has not done so, as appears by the letters patent of the community of the town of Kyngeston-on-Hull under their common seal: wherefore the king orders the bailiffs to arrest goods of the men and merchants of the power of the count to the value of £58 6s 8d, at which Hugh's goods and his portion of the ship are appraised, and to detain them until Hugh have been satisfied for that sum and his damages or until otherwise ordered, certifying the king of their proceedings and of the goods arrested by them.
By the council.

Fine Roll 18 Edward II, m.6 [Public Record Office]
3 November 1324, Mortlake
Commission to Geoffrey son of Hugh of Kyngeston upon Hull and Roger de Sprotle, reciting that in Magna Carta it is contained that there be one measure of wine throughout the realm and one measure of ale and one measure of corn, to wit, the quarter of London, and that on 20 February 10 Edward II [1317], on the frequent complaint of the magnates and chiefs at divers Parliaments and of others of the realm that certain merchants and others used divers measures, to wit, larger with which they bought, and smaller with which they sold, to the great deception and manifest loss of the people and contrary to the said charter, the king caused proclamation to be made through every county of the realm, in cities, boroughs, towns, market-places and other places, prohibiting merchants or others on pain of forfeiture from buying or selling by other measures than those approved by the standard of London, or from otherwise using them, and afterwards the king caused to be made certain measures for measuring corn, wine and ale, by the said standard, and to be sent to the principal town of each county, to wit, one for corn and one for wine and ale approved by the said standard, that certain measures in those counties might be made and proved by the measures so approved. and now the king has understood that certain merchants and others, not fearing the said proclamation and prohibition, use measures disagreeing with the said standards in these days, to the grave deception of the people; and appointing the said commissioners to survey all measures whereby wine, ale and corn are sold and bought in the East Riding of county York, and to cause the same to be approved by the said standards, and to burn all false measures found by them, and to make inquisition in that county as often as need be touching the names of those who have used other measures than those approved by the said standards since such measures were so approved, and to punish all such by ransoms and amercements according to their guilt, and to cause the premises to be observed in that riding; and order to them to be intendant herein and to deliver estreats of the rolls of such fines and amercements at the Exchequer twice a year, to wit, at Michaelmas and Easter, that the same may be there levied to the king's use; the king having ordered the sheriff to summon jurors before them on days and at places fixed by them, and to be intendant to them herein; the king being unwilling, however, that owing to the premises the clerk of the market should be impeded from exercising his office whenever the king come to those parts, as hitherto.
By the king and council.

Patent Roll 20 Edward II m.29d [Public Record Office]
9 July 1326, Henley
Commission of oyer and terminer to Walter de Friskeneye, Robert de Malberthorpe, Gilbert de Toutheby and Peter de Raytheby, on complaint by the Prior of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in England, and of brother Simon de Sprotle, his confrere, that Nicholas de Cantilupo, William de Stanle, John de Coule, Thomas le Chaumberleyn of Kynthorp, Gilbert le Fevre of Withcal, Walter le Provost of Wythcal, John his son, and others, assaulted the said Simon at Wythcal, county Lincoln.
By privy seal.
The like, on complaint by the prior and brother Roger de Barton, his confrere, as above.

Close Roll 7 Edward III i m.17d [Public Record Office]
20 April 1333, Durham
Roger de Fymmer acknowledges that he owes to Roger de Sprottle 100s; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in county York.
Cancelled on payment.

Close Roll 7 Edward III i m.24d [Public Record Office]
13 February 1333, Pontefract
Robert de Sprotle, parson of the church of Esthildesle, and Roger de Sprotle, his brother, acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Hiltoste of Skegnes, proctor of sir Reymund de Fargis, cardinal, parson of the church of Hornse, 227 marks 20d; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in county York.
Cancelled on payment.

Close Roll 8 Edward III m.35d [Public Record Office]
25 February 1334, York
Robert de Sprottele, parson of the church of Esthildesle, and Roger, his brother, acknowledge that they owe to master Bernard Vynent, proctor of sir Reymund de Farges, cardinal, parson of the church of Hornese, 285 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in county York.

Patent Roll 8 Edward III ii mm.29-30 [Public Record Office]
24 September 1334, Westminster
Inspeximus, at the request of the abbot and convent of St Mary's, York, of the record and process of a plea between the then abbot and the mayor and bailiffs of York, on the feast of St Dunstan, 3 Edward I [19 May 1275], before John son of John and master Geoffrey Haspal, justices of oyer and terminer. On many complaints by the mayor and citizens of York that the abbot usurps their rights and liberties within the city and suburb [...various other charges...].
Afterwards, these justices commanded the sheriff to have before them on the morrow of the Epiphany [7 January 1276] in the said palace 60 knights and 60 good and lawful men of the older and more discreet men of the county, whereof one should be a lord of a town and have £10 yearly of land at the least, by whom the truth should be known. At which day came the justices and the knights and others to make the inquisition; and the mayor and citizens challenged all the knights but seven, to wit, [...names...], and all the free men but eleven, to wit, [...names...] Geoffrey de Sprotteley [...names...]. And because the jurors without more knights were not enough to make the inquisition, the justices commanded ex officio that the seven knights should choose 24 knights to be added to their number. [...] Therefore day is gven to all persons concerned on Monday after the quinzaine of the Purification [17 February 1276], on which day came before the said Robert and his fellows the mayor, citizens and bailiffs and the abbot of St Mary's, York, [...] and the rest of the jurors came save [...names...], in whose absence the inquisition could not be taken. Therefore the cause stood adjourned until Wednesday after Midlent [18 March 1276], at which day the inquisition is taken by oath of [...names...] Geoffrey de Sprotteley [...names...], free men, who find as to the articles of the mayor and citizens against the abbot, that [...judgements of each of the individual charges].

List of Foreign Accounts enrolled on the Great Rolls of the Exchequer, preserved in the Public Record Office 1900, London, 4 [Public Record Office Lists & Indexes xi]
[25 January 1335-24 January 1336]

ENROLLED ACCOUNTS.
I. - ARMY, NAVY, AND ORDNANCE.
(VARIOUS ACCOUNTS.)

[Reference:] [C[hancellor's Roll]. 9 Edw. III. m. 40.]
[Period:] 9 Edw. III.
[Name of Accountant and Subject:] Robert de Sprotle, for his expenses in providing corn in Holderness.

Close Roll 11 Edward III ii m.33 [Public Record Office]
23 July 1337, Westminster
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the taking into the king's hands of the lands, goods and chattels of Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, who is a native of the power of the king of France, and to restore them to her if they have taken them, without delay, or to her attorney or bailiff, as the king wishes to allow favour to her, although he ordained, with the advice of the council, that the possessions of all Frenchmen and others of the said power should be taken into his hands, except those of the men of Britanny, and that this order should be carried out in the counties beyond Trent by the treasurer and barons. To James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotley, the king's clerks, appointed to take such possessions in counties Lincoln and Rutland. The like order not to intermeddle with the possessions of the countess in those counties and to restore them if they have done so.

Close Roll 11 Edward III ii m.33 [Public Record Office]
30 July 1337, Westminster
To James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotle, king's clerks. Order to restore to the prior of Longbenyngton, his priory, possessions and goods without delay, as the king caused the possessions of men of the lordship of the king of France, except the duchy of Britanny, in the real, to be seized into his hands, and the prior has besought him to order his possessions to be restored to him, as the prior is a cell of the abbey of Saveigne in the said duchy, and those possessions were taken by James and Robert, who were appointed for this in county Lincoln.

Close Roll 11 Edward III ii m.31 [Public Record Office]
2 August 1337, Clarendon
To James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotle, the king's clerks. Order to restore to Peter de Campo, prebendary of Suthscarle, in the church of St Mary, Lincoln, the said prebend and church and his goods and chattels there and elsewhere in county Lincoln, which James and Robert had taken into the king's hands by virtue of a commission so to take the lands of certain aliens in that county, as Peter is a native of the duchy [of Aquitaine] and not of the power of the king of France.

Close Roll 11 Edward III m.38 [Public Record Office]
18 August 1337, Westminster
Order to James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotle, the king's clerks: to restore to Peter, parson of Flete church, the said church and all lands, goods and chattels pertaining thereto, together with the issues, and not to intermeddle further therewith, as the king appointed them to take into his hands the possessions of certain French aliens in county Lincoln, during pleasure, and Peter has besought the king to order his church, etc., to be restored to him, as he is not a native of the power of the king of France, and pays no tax or pension to any religious house of that power, but he resides upon his benefice; and it has been testified before the king that Peter is not of the said power, and his church has not been taken into the hands of the king's progenitors for like cause.

Close Roll 11 Edward III i m.35d [Public Record Office]
1 March 1337, The Tower
Robert de Sprotle, parson of the church of Esthildesle in the diocese of Salisbury, acknowledges that he owes to master Bernard Vivent, canon of St Emilian, proctor and vicar-general in England of Reymund, cardinal deacon of St Mary Nova, parson of the church of Hornese, in the diocese of York, 255 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in county Berks.

Register of Archbishop William Melton of York f.117/146 [Borthwick Institute: Canterbury and York Society]
11 April 1338, Cawood
Mandate to the Dean and Chapter of York, on certificate of Robert bishop [of Salisbury], for induction and installation of Robert de Sprottele chaplain or his proctor in his name, as succentor of York, patron the archbishop; on exchange for the church of Esthildesley.
Robert de Sprottele swore obedience to the archbishop in the person of Thomas de Harpham his proctor.

Treaty Roll 12 Edward III m.17 (C 76/12) [Public Record Office]
15 May 1338, Tower of London
De lanis et earum carcare in portubus supervidendis
Rex dilecto sibi Petro de Cliff', salutem. Sciatis quod, cum per diversa brevia nostra mandaverimus collectoribus custumarum nostrarum in portu ville de Novo Castro super Tynam quod omnes lanas quas per diversos fideles nostros in diversis comitatibus ad opus nostrum juxta concessionem prelatorum, comitum, procerum, magnatum et communitatis regni nostri in parliamento nostro apud Westm' in crastino purificacionis beate Marie virginis proximo preterito convocato existencium ac juxta ordinacionem et concordiam per nos et dictos prelatos, comites, proceres et magnates de assensu dicte communitatis factas ad opus nostrum capi et usque dictum portum Novi Castri super Tynam duci et cariari mandavimus, et quas prefati fideles nostri sic assignati ad portum predictum duci et cariari fecerint ab eisdem et eorum quolibet ac deputandis ab eis recipiant et eas per tronatores nostros ibidem ut est moris ponderari et in saccis, sarplariis et pokettis poni et in navibus quibus cariende et extra regnum nostrum educende fuerint carcari faciant ducendas exinde usque portum Magne Jernemuth', a quo eas ad partes ordinavimus mittere transmarinas, et eciam mandaverimus dilecto et fideli nostro Waltero de Mauny admirallo flote nostre navium ab ore aque Thamis' versus partes boriales vel ejus locum tenenti quod tot naves in portu predicto tam pro lanis que ibidem adducte seu adducende fuerint exinde ad portum Magne Jernemuth' ducende quam pro salva conduccione earundem lanarum ibidem, ne eisdem periculum in mari ex hostil invasioni eveniat, quot sufficientes fuerint in hac parte parari et liberari faciat absque mora, prout in mandatis nostris predictis eisdem collectoribus et admirallo directis plenius continetur; nos, de fidelitate vestra et circumspeccione confidentes, assignavimus vos ad supervidendum lanas nostras que sic ad dictum portum Novi Castri super Tynam ex causa predicta ducte fuerint et ad eas una cum collectoribus predictis in navibus poni et carcari faciendas et ad missionem earundem sub salvo et securo conductu usque ad predictum portum Magne Jernemuth' modis omnibus quibus poteritis prout vobis injunximus accelerandum et fieri faciendam et cum eisdem lanis usque ad eundem portum Magne Jernemuth' si opus fuerit profiscendum. Et ideo vobis districcius injungendo mandamus quod circa premissa facienda intendatis et ea faciatis et expleatis in forma supradicta. In cujus &c'. Teste rege apud Turrim London' xv die maii. Per ipsum regem.
Eodem modo assignantur subscripti in portubus villarum subscriptarum sub eadem data, videlicet:
Gilbertus de Chishull' in portu de Kyngeston' super Hull', Thomas de Gergrave in portu de Sancto Botulpho. Thomas de Gloucestr' in portu ville Magne Jernemuth', Robertus de Sprotle in portu de Lenne; usque dictum portum Magne Jernemuth'.
Henricus de Haydok' in portu de Sandwico, Robertus de Warthecop' in portu Suth't'; usque portum de Orewell'.
Wools and supervising their loading in the ports
The king to his beloved Peter de Cliff, greeting. Know that, whereas by divers our writs we have ordered the collectors of our customs in the port of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne that they shall receive all the wools which by divers our liegemen in divers counties to our use according to the grant of the prelates, earls, nobles, magnates and the commonalty of our kingdom being called together in our parliament at Westminster of the morrow of Candlemas last past [3 February 1338] and according to the ordinance and agreement made by us and the said prelates, earls, nobles and magnates with the assent of the said commonalty for our use, we have ordered to be taken and to be led and carried to the said port of Newcastle upon Tyne, and which the aforesaid our liegemen so assigned shall cause to be led and carried to the port aforesaid by the same and each of them and those deputed by them, and cause them to be weighed by our weighmen there as is accustomed and be put in sacks, sarplers and pouches and be loaded in the ships in which they are to be taken out of our kingdom, taking them thence to the port of Great Jernemuth, from which we have ordered them to be sent to parts overseas, and also we have ordered our beloved and faithful Walter de Mauney, admiral of our fleet of ships from the mouth of the water of Thames to the north, or his lieutenant, that however many ships in the port aforesaid both for taking the wools which shall have been taken or to be taken thence to the port of Great Jernemuth and for the safe-conduct of the same wools there, lest peril might arise to them on the sea from hostile attack, so many sufficient in this behalf he shall cause to be prepared and delivered, without delay, as in our orders aforesaid directed to the said collectors and the admiral more fully is contained; we, confiding in your loyalty and circumspection, have assigned you to supervise our wools which shall thus be taken to the said port of Newcastle upon Tyne for the reason aforesaid, and, with the collectors aforesaid, to speed up and effect the placing and loading of the wools in the ships, and the despatch of the same under safe and sure conduct to the aforesaid port of Great Jernemuth by all means that you can as we have enjoined you, and if necessary to journey with the said wools to the said port of Great Jernemuth. And so we order you, strictly enjoining, that you shall attend to doing these things and do them and complete them in the form aforesaid. In [witness] of which &c. Witness the king at the Tower of London 15 May. By the king himself.
Likewise the following are assigned in the ports of the following towns under the same date, to wit:
Gilbert de Chishull in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, Thomas de Gergrave in the port of St Botulph, Thomas de Gloucestr' in the port of the town of Great Jernemuth, Robertus de Sprotle in the port of Lenne; to the said port of Great Jernemuth.
Henry de Haydok in the port of Sandwich, Robert de Warthecop in the port of Southampton; to the port of Orewell.

Treaty Roll 12 Edward III m.9 (C 76/12) [Public Record Office]
24 May 1338, Tower of London
Licence for master Bernard Vynent prebendary of the prebend of St André in the collegiate church of St Emilion, diocese of Bordeaux, going to the Roman curia, to appoint Robert de Sprotle and William de Haukesworth' his attorneys for one year.
Thomas de Baumb' received the attorneys.

Treaty Roll 12 Edward III m.9 (C 76/12) [Public Record Office]
24 May 1338, Tower of London
Licence for John Vynent going to the Roman curia, to appoint Robert de Sprotle and William de Haukesworth' his attorneys for one year.
Thomas de Baumb' received the attorneys.

Return of the Names of every Member returned to serve in each Parliament from the Year 1696 up to 1876, specifying the Names of the County, City, University, Borough, or Place for which returned: also, Return, from so remote a Period as it can be obtained up to the Year 1696, of the Surnames, Christian Names, and Titles of all Members of the Lower House of Parliament of England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the Name of the Constituency represented, and Date of Return of each. Part I. Parliaments of England, 1213-170, 1879, London, 121 [Lords Papers]
26 July 1338, Northampton

PARLIAMENT OF ENGLAND.
12 EDW. III. (1338.)
SUMMONED to meet at Northampton 26 July 1338.

NAME. County, City, University, Borough, or Place.
 YORK: 
Johannes de Womme }  York City.
Robertus de Sprotle } 

Treaty Roll 12 Edward III m.2d (C 76/12) [Public Record Office]
4 August 1338, Northampton
De habendo decimam et quintamdecimam de duobus annis ad scaccarium ad certum diem juxta concessionem &c'
Rex ballivis, probis hominibus ac toti communitati ville Novi Sar', salutem. Cum nuper super passagio nostro ad partes transmarinas pro defensione et salvacione regni nostri de communi consensu prelatorum, comitum, baronum et tocius communitatis regni nostri assumpto, exposito vobis per dilectum clericum nostrum Alanum de Boys quem ad vos duximus transmittendum qualiter de pecunia quam nos in tanto negocio solvere oporteret nobis provisum non fuerat, ut deceret, vos rogaverimus cum effectu quod, considerata necessitate hujusmodi, pro conservacione honoris nostri regni decimam sive quintamdecimam de duobus ultimis annis de decima et quintadecima triennalibus per communitatem ipsius regni concessis vos contingentem ante dictum passagium nostrum apud Gippewicum deferre et nobis aut thesaurario nostro tunc ibidem existenti solvere curaretis, et licet vos dictam decimam sive quintamdecumam vos de predictis duobus annis ut premittitur contingentem solvere et denarios inde ad nos mittere promiseritis bona fide, nihilominus solucionem inde hactenus facere distulistis, unde plurimum admiramur; vos igitur adhuc rogamus vobis nichilominus in dileccione qua nobis tenemini injungentes quatinus, attentis tantis necessitate et periculis iminentibus, dictam decimam sive quintamdecimam que vos de duobus annis predictis sic contingit habeatis ad scaccarium nostrum in crastino sancti Michaelis proximo futuro thesaurario et camerariis nostris ibidem liberandum, quibus mandavimus quod tallias de summis eis per vos ad opus nostrum sic solutis levari et vobis in exoneracionem vestram faciant liberari, rogatum nostrum predictum taliter ponderantes et execucioni demandantes quod in vestri defectum nobis in tam arto positis periculum, quod absit, non eveniat nec negociorum nostrorum tam urgencium expedicio retardetur. Teste Edwardo duce Cornub' et comite Cestr' filio regis carissimo custode Anglie apud Norh't' quarto die augusti. Per ipsum regem.
Eodem modo mandatum est majoribus, ballivis, probis hominibus et toti communitati villarum subscriptarum sub eadem data, videlicet:
...
Ebor' quibus Robertus de Sprotley [erased: clericus] missus fuit:
Ballivis, probis hominibus ac toti communitati ville de Tykehull', Kyngeston' super Hull', Hedon'
...
Ebor' quibus Robertus de Sprotteley clericus missus fuit:
Majori, ballivis, probis hominibus et toti communitati civitatis Ebor'
Ballivis, probis hominibus et toti communitati ville de Beverlaco
...
Ebor' quibus Robertus de Sprotteley clericus missus fuit:
Ballivis, probis hominibus ac toti communitati ville de Donecastr', Ponte Fracto, Wakefeld', Rypun, Houeden', Ravensere, Skardeburgh', Whiteby.
...
Having the tenth and fifteenth for two years at the Exchequer on a certain day, in accordance with the grant &c'
The king to the bailiffs, honest men and the whole commonalty of the town of New Sarum, greeting. Whereas lately upon our passage to parts overseas for the defence and salvation of our kingdom, by the common assent of the prelates, earls, barons and the whole commonalty of our kingdom, explained to you by our beloved clerk, Alan de Boys, whom we have sent to you to inform you how the money which ought to have been paid to us in this matter has not been provided, we have asked you with effect that, having considered the necessity in this, for the conservation of the honour of our kingdom, you shall take care to send the tenth or fifteenth for the two last years from the triennial tenth and fifteenth granted by the commonalty of the said realm, as relates to yourselves, before our said passage at Ipswich, and to pay it to us or our treasurer being then there, and although you promised to pay the said tenth or fifteenth, as relates to yourselves, and to send the money thence to us, in good faith, nevertheless you have so far deferred making such payment, whereat we are greatly astonished; therefore again we ask you, enjoining you nevertheless by the affection in which you are bound to us, that, bearing in mind such necessities and imminent perils, you shall have the said tenth or fifteenth, as relates to yourselves, for the two years aforesaid, at our Exchequer on the morrow of Michaelmas next and deliver it to the treasurer and chamberlains there, whom we have instructed that tallies be raised for the sums thus paid to them by you for our use, and cause them to be delivered to you for your exoneration; so considering such our request and calling for its execution, that in case of your default against us, placed in such pressing peril, which God forbid, it shall not come to pass that the undertaking of our such urgent business shall be delayed. Witness Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, most dear son of the king, keeper of England, at Northampton, 4 August. By the king himself.
Likewise it was ordered the mayors, bailiffs, honest men and whole commonalty of the towns following under the same date, to wit:
...
York: to which Robert de Sprotley [erased: clerk] was sent:
Bailiffs, honest men and whole commonalty of the town of Tykehull; Kyngeston upon Hull; Hedon.
...
York: to which Robert de Sprotteley clerk was sent:
To the mayor, bailiffs, honest men and whole commonalty of the city of York
To the bailiffs, honest men and whole community of the town of Beverley
...
York: to which Robert de Sprotteley clerk was sent:
To the bailiffs, honest men and whole commonalty of the town of Donecastr'; Ponte Fracto; Wakefeld; Rypun; Houeden; Ravensere; Skardeburgh; Whiteby.
...

Close Roll 12 Edward III ii m.21 [Public Record Office]
18 August 1338, Kennington
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer:
Order to cause allowance to be made to John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper of chancery, for the sums paid by him by the king's orders to certain clerks of chancery sent by the king to divers counties on the king's affairs, to wit:
[...]
Robert de Sprotle 68s for 34 days
[... - other names, for similar amounts and numbers of days - not including James de Kyngeston]
as the king has been informed by the oath of each of them, which sums were paid by the advice of R. bishop of London, the chancellor, as those clerks have acknowledged before him.

Register of Archbishop William Melton of York f.119v/148v [Borthwick Institute: Canterbury and York Society]
1 June 1339, Cawood
Letters collating and instituting Nicholas de Etton chaplain as succentor of York, by exchange with Robert de Sprotteley for the church of Leven.

Register of Archbishop William Melton of York f.119v/148v [Borthwick Institute: Canterbury and York Society]
[2 June 1339, Cawood]
Memorandum that letters patent endorsed and dated 1 June 1339, containing a mandate to the Dean and Chapter of York, in customary form, for the induction and installation of Nicholas [de Etton] as succentor, were revoked, and others, sealed within the pendent seal of the archbishop, were issued 2 June 1339 in this form:
Willelmus &c. decano et capitulo ecclesie nostre beati Petri Ebor', salutem &c. Quia domino Nicholao de Eton succentoriam in ecclesia nostra Ebor' predicta per resignacionem domini Roberti de Sprotley ultimi succentoris ejusdem ex causa permutacionis facte cum ecclesia de Leven quam ipse primitus optinebat vacantem et ad nostram collacionem spectantem contulimus intuitu caritatis cum suis juribus et perinencijs universis, vobis mandamus quatinus in premissis et ea contingentibus circa dictum dominum Nicholaum vel procuratorem suum ejus nomine ulterius exequamini quod est vestrum. Valete.
William &c. to the Dean and Chapter of our church of Blessed Peter, York, greeting &c. Whereas we have in a spirit of charity conferred upon sir Nicholas de Eton the position of succentor in our church of York aforesaid, vacant by the resignation of sir Robert de Sprotley the last succentor of the same, by reason of an exchange made with the church of Leven which he previously held, and pertaining to our collation, with all its rights and appurtenances, we ordered you to perform further that which is yours in the premises and matters contingent as to the said sir Nicholas or his proctor in his name.

Close Roll 13 Edward III, ii m.40 [Public Record Office]
3 June 1339, Berkhampstead
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer: order to allow to John de Bolyngbrok sheriff of Lincoln what they shall find him to have paid to James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotle, the king's clerks, appointed to seize the possessions of certain aliens in counties Lincoln and Rutland, for their wages from 15 July in the 11th year of the reign [1337], when they set out to the sheriff's bailiwick, to wit, 2s a day to each of them, and John paid £4 2s to James and 58s to Robert, as may appear by the parts of an indenture in his possession, as he asserts.

Close Roll 13 Edward III, ii m.34 [Public Record Office]
6 June 1339, Berkhampstead
To the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer: order to cause the king's hand to be amoved from the lands of the Prior of Langebenyngton in county Nottingham, and to supersede the demand made upon the prior for the issue of those lands, as at the prior's suit the king ordered James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotleye, appointed to seize the possessions of aliens in county Lincoln, to restore the priory and its possessions to the prior, and now the prior has informed the king that the treasurer and barons intend to charge him with the issues of certain lands in county Nottingham, taken into the king's hands by Stephen le Eyre, appointed to take the possessions of aliens in that county, from the time of the taking of the same, whereupon the prior has besought the king to provide a remedy.

Close Roll 13 Edward III i m.30d [Public Record Office]
14 July 1339, Kennington
Robert de Sprotle, parson of the church of Levene in the diocese of York, acknowledges that he owes to master Bernard Viventis, proctor and general attorney of Reimund cardinal deacon of St Mary Nova, parson of the church of Hornse in the same diocese, £170; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in county York.

Patent Roll 15 Edward III ii m.40d [Public Record Office]
14 June 1341, Tower of London
Appointment, pursuant to 14 Edward III [stat. 1, cap. 12], of John de Ampleford, clerk of the market, John de Kilvyngton, Roger de Sprotle and Richard de Esshewra the younger, to survey the weights and measures used there, whether they be of the true standard as provided by Magna Carta, a statute of Edward I, and the said statute, and to hear and determine offences with respect to such weights and measures.
Vacated because surrendered and otherwise below.

Fine Roll 15 Edward II, m.15 [Public Record Office]
18 June 1341, Tower of London
Order to John de Ampleford, clerk of the market, John de Kylvyngton, Roger de Sprotle, and Richard de Esshewra the younger, appointed to survey that the measures and weights used in buying and selling in the county of York agree with the king's standard and to punish all convicted of false measures and weights according to the statutes thereon, to cause to be levied all fines, ransoms, issues forfeit and amercements taken and adjudged before them, as soon as they be taken and adjudged, and to be brought to the wardrobe by the said clerk or his deputy and delivered to the king's clerk, William de Cusance, keeper of the wardrobe, by indenture, and the king will cause them to have due allowance in their account; notwithstanding that in the commission made to them hereon it is contained that their estreats be delivered at the Exchequer and that a fourth part of that which is levied by those estreats be allowed to them for their expenses and that they answer for the residue, and that a fourth part of that which cannot be levied before their profer be allowed to them at the Exchequer, and the three parts levied to the king's use.
By privy seal.
Vacated because surrendered.
In cera.

Patent Roll 16 Edward III i m.40d [Public Record Office]
10 February 1342, Dunstable
Appointment, pursuant to 14 Edward III [stat. 1, cap. 12], of John de Mansergh clerk, Roger de Sprotle, Nicholas de Appelby and John de Harum as surveyors of weights and measures in the county of York.

Patent Roll 18 Edward III ii m.26d [Public Record Office]
16 August 1344, Westminster
Commission to Michael de Wath, John le Conestable of Halsham, Robert de Sprotle clerk and John Sturmy, to make inquisition in the county of York, touching a petition of the men of Frismersk in Holdernesse, county York, presented before the king and council in the last parliament at Westminster, that whereas they have been frequently inundated by the water of Humbre and their lands are in great part destroyed by that water, and they are continually called upon to lay out very many charges not to be estimated for defence of their town, the king will order that they be not taxed according to their goods in the said town for the fifteenth granted to him for two years in that parliament, and that a new assessment be made in the event of any quota at another time.
By petition of parliament

Hastings Manuscripts 795 [Henry Huntington Library: RCHM lxxviii i 160] [badly decayed]
28 September 1357
Sir John de Melsa knight, grant of a little land at Hedon.
Witnesses: Henry Taillor mayor of Hedon, Peter de Grymesby, John de Veer, John de Sprotle, Adam Maupas, &c.

Close Roll 32 Edward III m.4 [Public Record Office]
4 January 1359, Westminster
To the sheriff of York:
Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to amove from their offices without delay certain ministers of his who have been indicted, and to appoint others in their places, not permitting the indicted ministers to intermeddle with anything concerning such office, as by the certificate of Marmaduke Constable and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses, conspiracies, extortions, grievances and excesses committed by the sheriff and his ministers, the king has learned that John de Neuton, John de Stoke clerk, Thomas Cook gaoler, Martin de Skiren, William de Ryal, Stephen de Sprotley, John de Hoton and John de Greidales, the sheriff's ministers, are indicted before those justices.
By the king.

Patent Roll 38 Edward III ii m.19 [Public Record Office]
9 November 1364, Westminster
Mandate to bailiffs and lieges to admit before them Walter Kynardeslee and William Norwode, brothers of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in England, whom John Pavely, prior of the hospital, by virtue of a licence granted to him by the king, has attorned before the king to gain or lose for him in all pleas and quarrels affecting him, or such others as these attorneys may substitute for this in their place; for three years.
By the king
William de Lound clerk, received the attorneys.
The like for the following attorneys:
Brother John de Dalton, and John Dyngelee.
Brothers Robert Normanton and Richard Wirkeley.
Brothers William de Hulles and Peter de Burgham.
Brothers John Bedeford and John Sprottele.
Brother Richard Overton, and John Dyngleye.
And the same William Lound received the attorneys.

Patent Roll 46 Edward III ii m.26 [Public Record Office]
9 August 1372, Westminster
Pardon, at the request of the king's esquire, John de Beverle, to William son of John son of Adam de Sprotle for the death of Peter de Flynton, whereof he is indicted or appealed, and of any consequent outlawry.
By privy seal

Patent Roll 49 Edward III i m.17 [Public Record Office]
28 May 1375, Westminster
Pardon to Peter Stacy of Sandon, outlawed in the county of Hertford at the suit of Stephen Sprotley of London fourbour, touching a plea that he withdrew from the service of the latter at London without reasonable cause or licence.

Register of Bishop Robert Stretton of Coventry & Lichfield [Lichfield Joint Record Office, B/A/1/4 f.71r]
19 February 1377, Heywod
Stafford'
Instituc'o vicarie de Allerwas
[It]'m xj k'ln Martij Anno d'ni & loco supadicts Joh'es de Sprotteleye p'br admissus fuit ad vicar' [ecc']ie de Allerwas p mortem d'ni Will'i de Osmundeston' vac' Et instits in ead' ad prsentaco'em [d']ni Joh'is Schepeye Cancellar' Lich' Canoci & prbendar' ecc'ie prbendal' de Allerwas in ead' veri [eius]d' vicar' p'roni Et vac' vt sa Et mandabatr Henrico Bernard Capell'o de inducendo
Stafford [archdeaconry]
Institution of the vicarage of Allerwas
Also 11 kalends March the year of the Lord [1376/7] and place [Heywod] abovesaid, John de Sprotteleye priest was admitted to the vicarage of the church of Allerwas, vacant by the death of sir William de Osmundeston: and instituted in the same at the presentation of sir John Schepeye, chancellor of Lichfield, canon and prebendary of the prebendal church of Allerwas in the same, true patron of the said vicarage: and it became vacant as above: and it was ordered Henry Bernard chaplain to induct.

Patent Roll 1 Richard II ii m.3 [Public Record Office]
5 January 1378, Westminster
Presentation of John de Sprotlay chaplain, to the vicarage of Preston in the diocese of Hereford, in the king's gift by reason of late voidance of the abbey of St Peter's Gloucester.

Parochial History of Glynde. By the Rev. W. de St. Croix, M. A. 1868, Lewes, 75 [Sussex Archaeological Collections xx]
1378-1379
...
Of the CHURCH of Glynde, i. e., the old Church, I am unable to find any record. W. Durrant Cooper, Esq., F. S. A., has kindly furnished me with such information as he can obtain from the "Patent Rolls" of the earlier incumbents. "2 Richd. II. (1378-9), John de Sprotley is presented to the Vicarage of the Church of Glynde. 7 Richd. II. (1383-4), John de Assheme (presented), resigned; and 9 Richd. II. (1385-6), Adam Doletti presented. 14 Richd. II. (1390-1), Nicholas Grene, on resignation of Wm. Algod, exchanged, 19 Richd. II., with Wm. Crosby, vicar of Alciston." In the Valor Ecclesiasticus of Henry VIII., "John Dale" appears as vicar.
...

Crown Presentations to Livings. By William Durrant Cooper, F. S. A., V. P. 1869, Lewes, 70 [Sussex Archaeological Collections xxi]
[22 June 1378-21 June 1379]
THE loss of the Bishops' Registers prior to the year 1400, renders it difficult to find the early incumbents to Sussex livings. The following extracts from the Public Records show the names of those who were presented by the Crown, and supply, in some measure, the particulars wanting in the local records. The list has been taken principally from the Patent Rolls; but there are some additions from the Close Rolls, the Inquisitiones post Mortem, &c., which I have marked.
GLYNDE [See "Suss. Arch. Coll.," vol. xx., p. 75.]
2 Richard II. John de Sprotley.
7 [Richard II.] John de Asshewe.
9 [Richard II.] Adam Doleth.
14 [Richard II.] William Algod, exchanged.
[14 Richard II.] Nicholas Grene, exchanged.
19 [Richard II.] William Crosby, vicar of Alciston.

Patent Roll 2 Richard II ii m.21 [Public Record Office]
14 March 1379, Westminster
Presentation of John de Sprotley chaplain, to the vicarage of Glynde in the diocese of Chichester and immediate jurisdiction of Canterbury, in the king's gift by reason of the alien priory of Okeburn being in his hands on account of the war with France.

Early Presentations to Sussex Incumbencies. By the Rev. Mackenzie E. C. Walcott, M. A., F. S. A. 1865, Lewes, 104 [Sussex Archaeological Collections xvii]
14 March 1379
GLYND. - John de Sprotley, 14 March, 2 Rich. II., MS. Harl. 6961, fo. 9.

Yorkshire East Riding Poll Tax 4 Richard II (E 179/202/71) [Public Record Office]
22 June 1380-21 June 1381, Beverley
Constabularia de Fyshmarketgate
Robertus Sprotley et uxor ejus ijs vjd [this is about an average amount]
Constabulary of Fyshmarketgate
Robert Sprotley and his wife 2s 6d

Yorkshire East Riding Poll Tax 4 Richard II (E 179/202/74) [Public Record Office]
22 June 1380-21 June 1381, Thoren Syse and Wodmanse
Thoren Syse et Wodmanse
Jur' Willelmus Sprotley uxor ejus ijs [this is about an average amount]
[they are third in list, and only top four are "Jur'"]
Thoren Syse and Wodmanse
Sworn: William Sprotley and his wife 2s

Patent Roll 5 Richard II, ii m.1d [Public Record Office]
16 June 1382, Westminster
Commission to A. archbishop of York, John lord of Nevyll and Roger de Fulthorp, on account of certain dissensions and discords between certain burgesses of the archbishop's town of Beverley, and other men of the town, complained of before the king's council, to take security in 100 marks each for their good behaviour from [list of names], and all other men of the town by whom peace may be preserved except [list of names], Robert de Sprotleye, [two more names], sufficient security for whom has already been taken in Chancery, and to bring any who refuse to give security before council, and to certify unto Chancery before Lammas.

Patent Roll 11 Richard II ii m.30d [Public Record Office]
8 March 1388, Westminster
Appointment, by the advice of the prelates, magnates and nobles of the realm in the present parliament, of John Godard knight, John de Hothom knight, master Thomas Walworth canon of St Peter's, York, Roger Godeale parson of Baynton and Thomas de Etton clerk, reciting that on the petition in the present parliament of John de Weton, John de Sprotlay, William de Wakefeld, Richard de Eleghton and Henry de Sprotlay, William de Wakefeld, Richard de Eleghton and Henry de Beswyk, vicars of St John's Beverley, William de Garton berefellar, and John de Bedale chaplain of a chantry in that church for the soul of Isabella late queen of England, alleging that in the dispute between Alexander archbishop of York and the canons and chapter of that church, it was agreed, by the advice of the king's council and with the assent of the archbishop's councillors, that both canons and vicars and other the ministers beneficed in the said church should remain in their benefices and have full access to the church and do their duty therein, receiving the revenues of their benefices as heretofore, until by amicable treaty or by due process in the Roman court the matter were determined, the king meanwhile taking the canons and chapter into his protection and appointing Robert Rous, then knight of his chamber, and Richard Hembrigge, his serjeant-at-arms, to communicate this decision to the archbishop and all other the king's lieges of those parts, and to see that the peace was kept in the church, town and neighbourhood; and further reciting the petition of the same parties, alleging that although the archbishop has been required by the said Robert and Richard to obey the king's command herein, the said parties have been expelled from their benefices and despoiled, and for long in distant parts of the country have led and still lead a miserable existence, not daring, by reason of the archbishop's threats, to approach Beverley, and praying that provision for their safe return to their benefices may be made - to restore them accordingly, going in person to the church and executing the king's commands, and report the names of contrariants for punishment.

Close Roll 17 Richard II m.34d [Public Record Office]
18 September 1393, Westminster
To the sheriff of Cantebrigge:
Order by mainprise of John Hore of Cambridgeshire, Nicholas Hemyngforde clerk and John Neweman chaplain of Huntingdonshire, to set free Avelina Grymesby, imprisoned at the suit of the king and Margaret Sprotle for leaving the service of the said Margaret before the term agreed.

Close Roll 5 Henry V m.16d [Public Record Office]
4 May 1417
Memorandum of a mainprise made in chancery by William Richeman of London maryner and Robert Sprotle of Westwelle, county Kent, for William Arnaude of Dertemuth, a Gascoigne, to have him in chancery upon warning received, in order to answer to Ameny Danham for a debt.

Patent Roll 6 Henry V, m.27 [Public Record Office]
4 June 1418, Westminster
Pardon of outlawry to Thomas Founteney, late burgess and merchant of Kyngeston on Hull, county York, for not appearing to answer Simon Sprotteley, burgess of Burdeus, touching a debt of £33 6s 8d.
City of York.

Surtees Society: Testamenta Eboracensia ii 15n
made 17 May 1426
proved 21 July 1426

[John Petyclerk] Citizen and vintner of York. By his will, dated 17 May, and proved 21 July, 1426, he leaves to Simon Sprotley a goblet of silver gilt. [...Other bequests, including to his family...]

Patent Roll 6 Henry VI, i m.2d [Public Record Office]
5 February 1428, Westminster
Commission to William Lakyn, Hugh Ardern, David Clone, William Dreyn, Thomas Butsyde, John Sprotley, Richard Elys, and Thomas Asshecombe, to arrest Robert Armeburgh, and bring him before the king in the chancery.

Calendar of the French Rolls: Henry VI 1887, London, 258 [48th Annual Report of the Deputy Keeper of the Public Records]
10 June 1428, Westminster
6 HENRY VI.
MEMBRANE 6.
[June 10.]
[Westm.]
Protection to John Sprotley, of London, vintner, and Rob. Cressener, of Suffolk, in the retinue of the earl of Salisbury.

List of Early Chancery Proceedings preserved in the Public Record Office. Vol. II. 1901, London, 98 [Public Record Office Lists & Indexes xii]
[1 September 1431-31 August 1443]

BUNDLE 11. [Addressed to the bishop of Bath and Wells: 10-21 Henry VI; possibly also 7-12 Edward IV.]

[Reference within the bundle:] 374
[Name of the person applying to the Chancery for a writ:] John Sprotley
[Name of the other party in the suit or person to whom the writ was to be directed:] John Noreys, brazier, and John White, tiler, arbitrators.
[Brief account of the main subject of the suit:] Bonds
[County:] London

Patent Roll 13 Henry VI, m.9d [Public Record Office]
4 July 1435, Westminster
Commission to Thomas Luekenore knight, James Fenys, John Wallere, John Seintleger, and Thomas Syngilton, esquires, John Pirye, Richard Wakeherst, William Fynche, the sheriffs of Kent and Sussex, Herbert Fynche, John Fynche, Thomas Collegge, serjeant-at-arms, Richard Payn, John Sprotley, Thomas Chapman and John Bargeman, for the arrest of Edmund Passhele esquire, Robert Dun and John Quyntyn.

List of Inquisitions Ad Quod Damnum preserved in the Public Record Office 1906, London, 746 [Public Record Office Lists and Indexes xxii]
1 September 1437-30 August 1438
16 HENRY VI.
FILE CCCCXLVIII.
13 [This is the number in the file]
Thomas Sprotley, chaplain, to grant messuages in Beverley to the chapter of Beverley Minster, retaining land in Beverley.

York.

Patent Roll 19 Henry VI, i m.24 [Public Record Office]
12 November 1440, Westminster
Licence, for 40s paid in the hanaper, for Thomas Sprotley chaplain to grant in mortmain to the chapter of the collegiate church of St John of Beverley three messuages in Beverley not held in chief, and valued by inquisition before John Thwaytes, late escheator in Yorkshire, at 10s 8d a year, in part satisfaction to the extent of 13s 4d a year of the licence to acquire land up to the value of £20 granted to the said chapter by letters patent dated 3 March 20 Richard II [1397].

Beverley Town Minute Book, f.38 [Beverley Guildhall : RCHM liv 127]
18 May 1441, Beverley
Ponderatio Panis
Fine viijd
J Panis equinus ob. Joh. Sprotlay xijs[?]
Weighing of bread
Fine 8d
1 horse bread, ½d, John Sprotlay 12s[?]

Close Roll 22 Henry VI m.32d [Public Record Office]
16 October 1443
Memorandum of acknowledgment of:
William Bonevile esquire to Michael Parke:
Gift for life from Michaelmas day last, for his good service, of a yearly rent of 4 marks to be taken of the issues, profits, revenues &c. of the lordship or manor of Merston, county Sussex.
Witnesses: John Audeley esquire, James Damport, John Sprotley.
Sealed with the grantor's arms and dated 12 October 22 Henry VI [1443]

Close Roll 24 Henry VI m.7d [Public Record Office]
4 August 1446
Memorandum of acknowledgment of:
Nicholas Dey of London armorer, to John Coldham of London citizen and peautrer, John Goode chaplain and Richard Grenecroft of London citizen and talowchaundeler, their heirs, executors and assigns:
gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead, and all debts to him due; and he has put them in possession thereof by a penny.
Witnesses: Thomas Belgrave, Richard George serjeants-at-arms, Hugh Wynkeley, John Sprotley, Richard Loy.
3 August 24 Henry VI [1446]

Surtees Society: Testamenta Eboracensia ii 158-159
made 23 November 1449
proved 17 January 1451

In nomine Summĉ et Individuĉ Trinitatis, Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, Amen. Vicesimo tercio die mensis Novembris, Anno Domini Millesimo CCCC, quadragesimo nono. Ego Johannes Constable, miles, licet dirĉ mortis morsum michi senciens graviter imminere, sanĉ tamen et bonĉ memoriĉ existens ac onmes[sic] hujus caduci seculi penitus spernens et relinquens, testamentum meum condere censui in hunc modum. [...] Hiis testibus, domino Willelmo Sprotely rectore de Sproteley, Thoma Dysney, Thoma Constable juniore, Briano Constable, Johanne Boswell domicellis, Thomas Halton et aliis.
In the name of the Most High and Undivided Trinity, the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, Amen. 23 November 1449. I. John Constable, knight, although conscious that the jaws of horrid death gravely threaten, yet being of healthy and good memory, and thoroughly spurning and relinquishing all the things of this fleeting world, have decided to make my testament in this manner. [...] Witnesses: sir William Sprotely rector of Sproteley, Thomas Dysney, Thomas Constable junior, Brian Constable, John Boswell donzels, Thomas Halton and others.

Beverley Town Chartulary, f.7 [Beverley Guildhall: RCHM liv 9]
19 May 1451, Beverley
Recognizance of William Dalton
Before Thomas Wylton, John Sprotlay and Thomas Wyche, three of the twelve Governors, William Dalton showed two indentures made by him, being a recognizance to Thomas Mayne, Roger Cokirham, William Kirkby, and others, seven of the twelve Governors; which were, at the request of Edmund Portington esquire, and other burgesses, ordered to be registered in the Guild Hall register.
19 May 29 Henry VI.

List of Early Chancery Proceedings preserved in the Public Record Office. Vol. II. 1901, London, 258 [Public Record Office Lists & Indexes xii]
[1 September 1456-31 August 1460]

BUNDLE 26. [Addressed to William, bishop of Winchester: 35-38 Henry VI; possibly also 6 Henry IV-4 Henry VI.]

[Reference within the bundle:] 494
[Name of the person applying to the Chancery for a writ:] Alexander . . . . . and Isabel his wife, daughter of Thomas W(ight?).
[Name of the other party in the suit or person to whom the writ was to be directed:] Thomas Sprotley ?
[Brief account of the main subject of the suit:] Lands, &c. in Beverley (defaced)
[County:] York

Beverley Town Minute Book, f.117v [Beverley Guildhall: RCHM liv 138]
21 November 1458, Beverley
Assisa Panis Equini [Assize of Horse Bread]
Deficiency,
66s 8d John Sprotley, ostiller;
63s 4d John Barwell, ostiller.
Fined 6s 8d each.

Beverley Town Minute Book, f.117v [Beverley Guildhall: RCHM liv 165]
1460, Beverley
Expenses of the master of the great ship of Lord Warwick with his companions, at Beverley, in the house of John Sprotley, ostiler, by tally, 9s 4d

Surtees Society: Testamenta Eboracensia ii 158n-159n
made 20 December 1472
proved 18 March 1477

Sir John Constable, of Halsham, the son and heir of [John Constable of Holdernes knight whose will was proved 17 January 1451], made his will nuncupatively on the 20th of December, 1472, which was proved 18th March, 1477. [...] To the will is appended a long settlement, in English, which was written at Burton Constable May 20, 1469. It refers to lands in West Halsham, Dodington, Corneryngton, Rihill, in Holdernes, and Mawneby and Thirnetoft, in Richmondshire. The feoffees are [...names of knights and lords, comma-separated...]. John Melton esquyer, William Sprotlay, parson of the kirke of Sprotlay, John Dalkyn and Robert Ingram of Otryngham. [...]

Close Roll 13 Edward IV m.7d [Public Record Office]
4 February 1474
Memorandum of acknowledgment of:
Robert Sprotley citizen and brewer of London, to Roland Vaus, his executors and assigns:
gift of all his goods and chattels and of all debts to him due: and he has put him in possession thereof by delivery of a brass pot.
21 January 13 Edward IV [1474]

List of Early Chancery Proceedings preserved in the Public Record Office. Vol. III. 1906, London, 249 [Public Record Office Lists & Indexes xx]
[1486-1515]

BUNDLE 151. [Addressed to the archbishop of Canterbury: 1486 to 1493, and 1504 to 1515.]

[Reference within the bundle:] 35
[Name of the person applying to the Chancery for a writ:] John Newton, gentleman
[Name of the other party in the suit or person to whom the writ was to be directed:] Richard Sprotley, priest
[Brief account of the main subject of the suit:] The manor of Scamblesby and land in Tetney, Waithe, Humberston, Grainthorpe, and Wragholme, conveyed to defendant in payment for a loan.
[County:] Lincoln

Feet of Fines of the Tudor Period. Transcribed by Francis Collins, M. D. Part I. 1887, London, 13 [Yorkshire Archĉological and Topographical Association Record Series ii]
Michaelmas 1499

YORKSHIRE FINES.
1499 - MICHAELMAS TERM, 15 HENRY VII.

[Plaintiffs:] Robert Constable, serjeant at law, Thomas Alderson, chaplain, John Chewe, chaplain, and Richard Sprotley, chaplain
[Deforciants:] Leo Pershay. esq., and Katherine his wife
[Nature and Situation of Property:] Messuage with lands in Beu'laco.

Oxfordshire Record Series xxiii 36: Oxford Archdeaconry Act Book 1584 f.35r-v [Bodleian Library]
27 June 1584, Oxford
c. Willelmum Parrett de Sowthnewton, for fightinge in the churcheyard: c. fuit per Will. Winter die Veneris vlt.; vnde f. f. et 3p. dns. pron. eum cont.; res. est pena in px.
c. Richardum Dalton de Sowthnewton pro eadem causa: c. fuit isto die per W. in civitate Oxonie; sim.
c. Richardum Spatlie de eadem pro eadem causa: c. fuit die Veneris vlt. per W.; sim.
The lord v. William Parrett of Sowthnewton, for fightinge in the churcheyard: was summoned by William Winter[an apparitor of the court] last Friday [26 June 1584]; on which sworn, and three warnings having been given, the lord pronounces him in contempt; pain to be deferred to the next.
The lord v. Richard Dalton of Sowthnewton for the like: was summoned the same day by W. in the city of Oxford; likewise.
The lord v. Richard Spratlie of the same for the like: was summoned Friday last by W.; likewise.


Oxfordshire Record Series xxiii 42: Oxford Archdeaconry Act Book 1584 f.42 [Bodleian Library]
4 July 1584, Oxford
c. Willelmum Parret de Sowthnewton for fightinge in the churcheyard: res. est pena contumacie in h. d.; dismiss. quia citatus fuit in aliam curiam.
c. Richardum Dalton de eadem pro eadem causa: res. est pena contumacie in h. d.; d., sim.
c. Richard Spratlie de eadem pro eadem causa: sim. res. est pena; d., sim.
The lord v. William Parret of Sowthnewton for fightinge in the churcheyard: the pain for contumacy was reserved to this day; dismissed, because he was cited in another court.
The lord v. Richard Dalton of the same for the like: the pain for contumacy was reserved to this day: dismissed, likewise.
The lord v. Richard Spratlie of the same for the like: likewise the pain was reserved; dismissed, likewise.


Oxfordshire Record Series xxiii 54: Oxford Archdeaconry Act Book 1584 f.52 [Bodleian Library]
11 July 1584, Oxford
c. Ric. Spratlie de Sowthenewton for beinge the pretended father to a child borne in base [struck through]: c. fuit per Winter die Mercurii vlt.
The lord v. Richard Spratlie of Sowthenewton for beinge the pretended father to a child borne in base [struck through]: was summoned by Winter [an apparitor of the court] Wednesday last [8 July 1584].

Oxfordshire Record Series xxiii 60-61: Oxford Archdeaconry Act Book 1584 f.58v [Bodleian Library]
18 July 1584, Oxford
c. Ric. Spratlie de Sowthenewton for begettinge of a child in base of one: c. fuit die Mercurii vlt. per Will. Winter; vnde f. f., et 3p. dns. pron. eum cont. et in penam excommunicavit in scriptis; em.
The lord v. Richard Spratlie de Sowthenewton for begettinge of a child in base of one: was summoned Wednesday last [15 July 1584] by William Winter [an apparitor of the court]; to which sworn, and three warnings having been given, the lord pronounces him in contempt, and in pain excommunicated in writing; issued.

Oxfordshire Record Series xxiii 62: Oxford Archdeaconry Act Book 1584 f.59v [Bodleian Library]
18 July 1584, Oxford
In dei nomine amen, nos Johannes Kennall, legum doctor, Archidiaconatus Oxonie Archidiaconus, [Willelmum et Annam Fraunces de Islipp struck through], Margaretam Terriwhistle de Kenckham, Johannem Whithill de Caversham, Thomas Dale de Chippingnorton, Ricardum Spratley de Sowthnewton, Anthonium Smithe de Feucott, Johannem Steele de Burcete.
propter [&c. as usual].
In the name of God amen, we John Kennall, LL. D., Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Oxford, [pronounce excommunication upon], [William and Ann Fraunces of Islipp struck through], Margaret Terriwhistle of Kenckham, John Whithill of Caversham, Thomas Dale of Chippingnorton, Richard Spratley of Sowthnewton, Anthony Smithe of Feucott, John Steele of Burcete.
on account of [&c. as usual].


Oxfordshire Record Series xxiii 66: Oxford Archdeaconry Act Book 1584 f.64v [Bodleian Library]
24 July 1584, Oxford
c. Ric. Spratlie de Sowth Newton for begettinge a child in base: em. ex.
The lord v. Richard Spratlie de Sowth Newton for begettinge a child in base: excommunication issued.

Oxfordshire Record Series xxiii 71: Oxford Archdeaconry Act Book 1584 f.70 [Bodleian Library]
1 August 1584, Oxford
c. Ric. Spratlie de Sowthnewton for getting of a child in base: em. ex.; comp. iur. et o. a. negat prorsus articulum esse verum in aliquo and saith that he was called for the same matter before Mr. Doctor Floyde abowt Hallowmes last as he remembreth and did there purge himself by his owen oath and three of his neighbours; vnde dns. eum dimisit super certificatorio dicte purgancionis a curia custodis spiritualis etc.
The lord v. Richard Spratlie de Sowthnewton for getting of a child in base: excommunication issued; appeared, sworn and the matter having been stated, absolutely denied it to be true in any way, and saith that he was called for the same matter before Mr. Doctor Floyde abowt Hallowmes last as he remembreth and did there purge himself by his owen oath and three of his neighbours; whereupon the lord dismissed him upon certification of the said purgation by the court of the guardian of the spiritualities &c.

Oxfordshire Record Series xxiii 99: Oxford Archdeaconry Liber Actorum 1584 f.95 [Bodleian Library]
10 October 1584, Oxford
c. Arthur Charman de Southnewton; c. per W. iur. et monitus etc.; ad b. d. fatetur that diverse and sundrie times by the space of a twelve moneth the wife of one William Spratley viz. Anne Spratleye hath cume unto this respondent divers tymes to his bedd syde lying in the mill and there hathe provoked him verie mutche to have carnallie to doe with her; and this respondent sayeth that he hathe asked or her to have to doe with her, but denieth that ever he had anie carnall knowledge of her bodie, sed confessus est famam.
c. Agnetem Spratley de Southnewton: perquisita per W. die Mercurii vlt.; v. et m. in px.; em.
By the lord against Arthur Charman of Southnewton; cited by W[inter] [an apparitor of the court], sworn and warned &c.; on a bill of detection it is said that diverse and sundrie times by the space of a twelve moneth the wife of one William Spratley viz. Anne Spratleye hath cume unto this respondent divers tymes to his bedd syde lying in the mill and there hathe provoked him verie mutche to have carnallie to doe with her; and this respondent sayeth that he hathe asked or her to have to doe with her, but denieth that ever he had anie carnall knowledge of her bodie, but confessed the romour.
By the lord against Agnes Spratley of Southnewton: summoned by W[inter] Wednesday last [7 October 1584]; by ways and means to the next [court]; issued.


Oxfordshire Record Series xxiii 103: Oxford Archdeaconry Liber Actorum 1584 f.99 [Bodleian Library]
17 October 1584, Oxford
c. Arthur Charman de Southnewton; nil: ad videndum vlteriora; stet; dns. iniunxit molendinario ibidem eo quod attemptavit pudicitam Agnetis Spratleye ad solvendum ijs. vjd. in vsum pauperum, et sic est d.
c. Agnetem Spratley de Southnewton; nil: em. v. et m.; d.
The lord against Arthur Charman of Southnewton; nothing: to see further; let it stand over; the lord order the miller there, because he attempted the chastity of Agnes Spratleye, to pay 2s 6d for the use of the poor, and so is dismissed.
The lord against Agnes Spratley of Southnewton; nothing; ways and means issued; dismissed.


Southwark Assizes [Public Record Office : ASSIZES 35/44/8 m.16]
15 July 1602, Southwark
John Goughe of Southwark labourer, indicted for grand larceny.
On 9 July 1602 at Southwark he stole a leather purse (worth 1d) containing 21s in money from the person of Lewis Spratley.
Not guilty.

Allegations for Marriage Licences issued by the Bishop of London, 1611 to 1828, ed. George J. Armytage 1887 London 14 [Harleian Society xxvi]
10 July 1612
1612.
July 10 Edward Spratley, Cook, & Ellen Mooreton, of St Andrew's, Holborn, Spinster, dau. of [blank] Mooreton, decd; at St Andrew in the Wardrobe.

A Calendar of Chancery Proceedings. Bills and Answers. Filed in the Reign of King Charles the First. Vol. IV. Edited by Edward Alexander Fry, 1896, London, 21 [British Record Society Index Library]
[1625-1649]
Bundle S. 33.
...
[number in bundle:] 65
[plaintiff:] Spratley versus
[defendant:] Hawtyn

Prerogative Court of Canterbury: Register "Scroope" (1630): Abstracts J. H. Morrison, 1934, London 126-127
made 30 August 1630, probate 16 October 1630
FOLIO 87
1033 Thomas Godfrey of Maidenhead, Berks. mercer. Aug. 30, 1630. My s. Edw.; my tent. the Ancor in Maidenhead, Cookham, Berks. purch. of Roger Papworth, & the Swan in occ. of Wm. Robinson; my s. Simon; Garrett Hankinson; my d. Sara exec.; my tenants Wal. Drake, Tho. Cherry, Mat. Medwyn & John Jeames in Maidenhead, Bray, Berks.; my s. Tho.; Tho. Spratley & anne Bastard wid. late of Maidenhead, Cookham; my bro. John G. of Cookham; my sis. Parnell w. of John Chilberry of Taplo; Silvester Cook of Hedworth; overs:, Carew Saunders Cit. & Merch. of L. & Edw. Rudge Cit. & Salter of L. Witn: Wm. Turbill, John Rockhall, John Gardiner. (Pr. Oct. 16.) Marginal note: Conf. by Sent. 1633.

Colonial Entry Book, iii 256 [Public Record Office]
26 February 1636, Brooke House
Minutes of a Court for Providence Island
Inquiry into complaints against Captain Riskinner, for taking goods from Mr Lane by force; striking, offering to pistol, and threatening to hang him; but, because accounts varied, further examination is deferred. Goods belonging to William Spratley deceased to be given up. Payments to Mr Halhead. Answers to letters from Providence considered.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Will Register [Public Record Office: PROB 12]
29 June 1653
probate of the will of
Richard Spratley of Kingrode in the parish of Westbury on Trym, county Gloucester, deceased, (made 24 December 1652), by
Eleanor his relict
173 Brent

Genealogical Abstracts of Wills, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Register "Wootton" 1658, by William Brigg, B. A. 1894, Leeds 25
made 20 September 1657, probate 8 February 1658
FOL: 18.
155. RICHARD GORTON - of Highworth co Wilts yeoman - (Dat. 20 Sept. 1657.) To be buried in chancel of psh church of Highworth - Eldest dau. Mary Gorton (under 18.) - second dau. Elizth. - youngest dau. Joane - Son Richard (under 12) - Wife Mary - John Spratley my sisters son (under 21) & Anne Spratley his sist. - Thos., John & Shusanah Gorton sons and dau. of my eldest bro. Thos. Gorton late of Highworth decd - Edwd. Gorton son of my 2nd bro. Edwd. Gorton - Judith Nelson, Deborah Gorton & Elizth Gorton daus. of my 3rd bro. John Gorton late of Highworth decd. - Wife Mary extrix - Mr. Robt Oatridge of Cowshill & Wm. Brookeman of Eastropp overseers - Richard Gorton - Wits: - Richard Ewer, Tho Lamberts - (Pr. 8 Feb. 1667-8.)

Calendar of Marriage Licences issued by the Faculty Office, 1632 - 1714 [ed. George E. Cokayne, F. S. A., Clarenceux King of Arms, and Edward Alexander Fry. British Record Society, 1905: 29]
9 November 1663
The names of the parties to whom these licences were granted are printed in the chronological arrangement and the precise form in which they exist in the manuscript calendar thereof kept at the Faculty Office in Knightrider Street, London.
NOVEMBER, 1663.
9
Spratley, John
[and]
Kirkman, Eliz.

The Four Visitations of Berkshire, 1532, 1566, 1623, 1665-6. Vol. II. Additional Pedigrees and Notes. Edited by W. Harry Rylands, F. S. A., 1908 London, 7 [Harleian Society lvii]
1665, Maidenhead
THE CORPORAC'ON OF MAIDENHEAD/
[1665.]
Richard Baker Warden.
Nevill Kidwell}Bridgmasters.
James Spratley} 
Thomas Staples Esqr Steward.
Rich: Robinson.  
John Cherry sen'.  
Will: Silvester.  
Tho: Russell.  
John Cherry iun'.  
Rob't West.  
Rich: Cherry.  
John Cowley.  

Allegations for Marriage Licences issued by the Vicar-General of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 1660 to 1668, ed. George J. Armytage 1892 London, 224 [Harleian Society xxxiii]
10 December 1667
1667.
Dec. 10 Daniel Lee, of Clerkenwell, Midd., Bridlemaker, alleges that Wm Spratley, of St Sepulchre's, Lond., Widr. 33, intendeth to marry with Jane Coverley, of St James, Clarkenwell, afsd, Spr, abt 20, with consent of her mother Jane Leigh alias Coverley; at St James afsd.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Registered Copy Will [134 Pett] [Public Record Office: PROB 11]
made 3 July 1699
proved 2 August 1699
Henry Hartwell, esquire, late of Virginia, now of Stepney
... One hundred pounds apiece to Nicholas, Francis and Thomas Merryweather, nephews to my late wife; to Jane Browne, wife of William Browne, and Elizabeth Browne, daughter of Colonel William Browne, nieces to my late wife; my kinsman John Spratly; and to my kinswoman Mary Sanders, with two pairs of sheets, a dozen napkins, my blue bed and featherbed and all the furniture belonging to it
... my executors to bring my said nephew Henry Hartwell to England from Virginia and educate him till 21; if said Henry dies under age, the land in Surrey County to my nephew William Hartwell, and other personal estate is to give the College of William and Mary in Virginia £100 for founding scholarships in that college, with the residue divided equally among William, John and Mary Hartwell, Nicholas, Francis and Thomas Merryweather, Jane and Elizabeth Browne, John Spratly, Mary Sanders and Ellianor Say [with provisions for contingent inheritance]

The London Gazette 3746
6 October 1701 [This is the date of publication, but edition covers 1-6 October]

Advertisements.

Taken from Wm. Spratley jun. between Iver-heath and Uxbridge, the 25th past, a bay Mare 13 hands and half, 6 years old, a small Star in her Forehead, white on her next Fetlock joint behind, and a little Sway-Back'd. Whoever brings her to Wm. Spratley at Maidenhead in Berks, or to Robert Balmforth at the Grange Inn in Little Lincolns-Inn-Fields, London, shall have a Guinea Reward.

Marriage Licences. Archdeaconry of St. Albans. By A. E. Gibbs 1899, Harpenden, 311 [Herts Genealogist and Antiquary iii]
16 February 1708
1707-8.
February 16. Thomas Spratley of Winslow, co. Buckingham, husbandman, single man, and Ellen Hickman of the same, single woman; at Winslow or Greenburrow. William Hunt of St. Albans, tobacco-pipe maker, a surety.

Calendar of Marriage Licences issued by the Faculty Office, 1632 - 1714 [ed. George E. Cokayne, F. S. A., Clarenceux King of Arms, and Edward Alexander Fry. British Record Society, 1905: 262]
10 July 1711
The names of the parties to whom these licences were granted are printed in the chronological arrangement and the precise form in which they exist in the manuscript calendar thereof kept at the Faculty Office in Knightrider Street, London.
JULY, 1711.
10
Spratley, Samuel
[and]
Munday, Eliz.

Calendar of Marriage Licences issued by the Faculty Office, 1632 - 1714 [ed. George E. Cokayne, F. S. A., Clarenceux King of Arms, and Edward Alexander Fry. British Record Society, 1905: 289]
26 July 1714
The names of the parties to whom these licences were granted are printed in the chronological arrangement and the precise form in which they exist in the manuscript calendar thereof kept at the Faculty Office in Knightrider Street, London.
JULY, 1714.
26
Teuxbury, Samuel
[and]
Spratley, Eliz.

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/3 spread 82]
15 November 1714
1714.
[Days of Rects:] Monday Novr. 15.
[No:] 1
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Employmts:] Thomas Spratley Cit[izen of London] & Poulter
[Clerks and Apprentices and their Parents &c.:] Paul Son of Wm. Burnnard Cit & Butcher
[Dates and Memorials of Indentures Articles &c.:] 5 Novr 1714 Com'on Indr & Counterpart
[Terms of Years:] 7 yrs fr' Date
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]15
[6d Duty:] 7[s] 6[d]

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8 January 1716
1715[/6]
[Days of Rects:] [Janry] 8
[Num:] 6
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Employmts:] William Spratley of Maidenhead, Butcher
[Clerks & Apprentices & their Parents:] Jno. Son of Jno. Butterfield of Maidenhead +Berks+ Baker
[Dates:] 29 [Sept' 1715]
[Memorials of Indentures Articles &c:] Common Indr & Countrpt
[Term of Years:] [7 yrs fr Date]
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Dutys:]
[£50 & under:] [£]8
[6d: Duty:] 4[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/5 spread 5]
14 August 1716
1716
[Days of Rects:] Tuesday 14.
[No:] 1
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Employmts:] Ralph Spratley of Bray Buck's, Butchr
[Clerks and Apprentices and their Parents &c.:] Wm. Son of Jno. Hilldrupp of Maidenhead Tanner
[Dates and Memorials of Indentures Articles &c.:] 18 June [Common Indr & Counterpart]
[Terms of Years:] [7 Yrs fr' Date]
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]10
[6d Duty:] 5[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/6 spread 84]
7 July 1718
1718
[Days of Rects:] 1718 Monday, July 7.
[No:] 9
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Employmts:] John Foe of Winslow Buck's Cordwainer
[Clerks and Apprentices and their Parents &c.:] Tho: Spratley of Winslow aforesaid
[Dates and Memorials of Indentures Articles &c.:] 28 May 1718 [Com' Ind' & Counterp't]
[Terms of Years:] [7 ys fr' Date]
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]6
[6d Duty:] 3[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/8 spread 174]
5 July 1721
1721
[Days of Rects:] Wednesdy. July 5
[No:] 23
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Employmts:] Tho: Worrall of Winslow in Bucks Butcher
[Clerks and Apprentices and their Parents &c.:] John Spratley [no parent's name is given]
[Dates and Memorials of Indentures Articles &c.:] 1 [Ult'] [Com'on Ind're] & Cr.pt
[Terms of Years:] 7 ys: fr' 1 Augt. ult'
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]8
[6d Duty:] 4[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/9 spread 69]
7 June 1723
1723
[Days of Rects:] Friday June 7
[No:] 3
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Employmts:] John Spratley of Guildford in Surry Butcher
[Clerks and Apprentices and their Parents &c.:] John Son of Richd. Williams dec'ed
[Dates and Memorials of Indentures Articles &c.:] 14 Apr' Ult' [Indre & Crpt]
[Terms of Years:] [7 ys fr' Date]
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]13
[6d Duty:] 6[s] 6[d]

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3 September 1724
1724
[Days of Rects:] Thursday Septr. 3
[No:] 36
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Employmts:] Benj: Goldfinch of St. James's Westm' Butcher
[Clerks and Apprentices and their Parents &c.:] John Son of Richd. Spratley of Wooburne in Buck's Butcher
[Dates and Memorials of Indentures Articles &c.:] 4 Ult' [Com'on Ind're & Cr Pt]
[Terms of Years:] [7 yrs fr' Date]
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£] 10
[6d Duty:] 5[s]

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6 October 1724
1724
[Days of Rects:] Tuesday Octr. 6th
[No:] 10
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Employmts:] John Swift Cit[izen of London] & Poulterer
[Clerks and Apprentices and their Parents &c.:] John Son of Robt. Spratley of Maidenhead in Berk's Butcher
[Dates and Memorials of Indentures Articles &c.:] 3 Inst' [Comon Indr & Cr Pt]
[Terms of Years:] [7 yrs] fr Date
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]10 10[s]
[6d Duty:] 5[s] 3[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/13 spread 9]
25 November 1731
1731
[Days of Rects:] Thursday Novembr: 25th
[No:] 3
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Job Spratley of Guldeford Surry Butcher
[App's Names & Fathers & Abodes:] Will: Son of Will: Capson of Berry Sussex
[Dates of Indr:] 26 Sepr
[Memorialls of Articles & Indentures:] [Comn: Indr: & Count: pt]
[Terms of Years:] 6 ys fr ye 8 June Ult
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]10 10[s]
[6d Duty:] 5[s] 3[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/13 spread 16]
18 December 1731
1731
[Days of Rects:] Saturday Decembr: 18th
[No:] 6
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Ralph Fordham Cit[izen of London] & Joyner
[App's Names & Fathers & Abodes:] Thos: Son of Thos: Spratley of Highgate
[Dates of Indr:] 7 Inst
[Memorialls of Articles & Indentures:] [Comn: Indr.] & Count:pt
[Terms of Years:] [7 ys fr Date]
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]5
[6d Duty:] 2[s] 6[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/13 spread 49]
8 April 1732
1732
[Days of Rects:] Saturday Aprill: 8th.
[No:] 16
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Frans: Spratley of Sheire Surry Cordwainer
[App's Names & Fathers & Abodes:] Geo: Son of Thos: Wood of Abbinger Do Taylor
[Dates of Indr:] 27 March
[Memorialls of Articles & Indentures:] [Comn. Indr. & Count.pt]
[Terms of Years:] 7 ys fr ye 29th Septr: 1730
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]4 15[s]
[6d Duty:] 2[s] 4½[d]

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4 May 1733
1733
[Days of Rects:] Fryday May ye 4th
[No:] 3
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Richd: Spratley of Wooborne Bucks Butcher
[App's Names & Fathers & Abodes:] Joseph Son of Humpr: Munday
[Dates of Indr:] 19 Aprll Ult
[Memorialls of Articles & Indentures:] [Comn. Indr. & Count:pt]
[Terms of Years:] 7 ys fr ye 25th March ult'
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]10
[6d Duty:] 5[s]

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20 June 1733
1733
[Days of Rects:] We'nsday June ye 20th
[No:] 3
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Will: Spratley of Clare Market Butcher
[App's Names & Fathers & Abodes:] John Son of Will: Chappell of Hackney
[Dates of Indr:] 24 June 1731
[Memorialls of Articles & Indentures:] Comn. Indr
[Terms of Years:] 7 ys fr ye 24th June Ult
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]4 10[s]
[6d Duty:] 2[s] 3[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/14 spread 40]
21 June 1735
1735
[Days of Rects:] Saturday June ye 21th
[No:] 10
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Frans: Spratley of Shiere Surry Cordwainer
[App's Names & Fathers & Abodes:] John Goldiner of Ockley Do
[Dates of Indr:] 12 May last
[Memorialls of Articles & Indentures:] [Comn: Indr. & Count:pt]
[Terms of Years:] 7 ys fr ye 1st May last
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]6
[6d Duty:] 3[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/14 spread 203]
20 October 1736
1736
[Days of Rects:] Wednesday Octr: ye 20th
[No:] 1
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] James Spratley of Oakingham in Berks Butcher
[App's Names & Fathers & Abodes:] Will. Pocock of Binfield Do
[Dates of Indr:] 18th Sepr last
[Memorialls of Articles & Indentures:] Comn. Indr. & Countpt
[Terms of Years:] 7 ys fr Date
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]12
[6d Duty:] 6[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/15 spread 73]
23 June 1737
1737
[Days of Rects:] June 23
[No:] 63
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Will. Spratley of St Clements Danes Midx. Butcher
[App's Names & Fathers & Abodes:] John Wilmer Bockett
[Dates of Indr:] 2d febry. 1736[/7]
[Memorialls of Articles & Indentures:] Comn: Indr. & Count.pt
[Terms of Years:] 7 ys fr Date
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]10
[6d Duty:] 5[s]

Hampshire Allegations for Marriage Licences granted by the Bishop of Winchester. 1689 to 1837. Volume II. Extracted and Edited by William J. C. Moens, F. S. A. 1893, London, 236 [Harleian Society]
25 July 1739
SPRATLEY, Job, of Stratfieldsaye, & Anne Hawkins, of Kingsclere, sp., at K., 25 July, 1739.

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/16 spread 129]
24 March 1742
1741[/2]
[Days of Rects:] Wednesday March 24th
[No:] 6
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Will: Spratley of Effingham in Surry Cordwainer
[App's Names & Fathers & Abodes:] Thos: Son of Richd. Monk
[Dates of Indr:] 13th [Inst]
[Memorialls of Articles & Indentures:] [Comn. Indr. & Count.pt]
[Terms of Years:] 2 ys fr Date
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]2
[6d Duty:] 1[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/18 spread 18]
10 February 1747
1746[/7]
[Days of Rects:] Tuesday Feb'ry ye 10th
[No:] 2
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Job Spratley of Gouldfeild in Surry Butcher
[App's Names & Fathers &c:] John Son of John Grossmith
[Date of Indr:] 2d Inst
[Memo': of Articles & Indr.:] [Comn Indr. & Count.pt]
[Term of Years:] 7 ys fr Date
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given £50 or under:] [£]10
[Duty 6d per £:] 5[s]

Title: Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/18 spread 57]
18 August 1747
1747
[Days of Rects:] Tuesday Augt. ye 18th
[No:] 11
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Will. Spratley of Essingham[sic] Surry Cordwainer
[App's Names & Fathers &c:] Thos Son of Mary Yearley
[Date of Indr:] 13th Inst
[Memo': of Articles & Indr.:] [Comn Ind & Count:pt]
[Term of Years:] 7 ys de 24th June last
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given £50 or under:] [£]4
[Duty 6d per £:] 2[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/20 spread 199]
12 June 1756
1756
[Days of Rects:] Saturday 12.. June
[No:] 2
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Job Spratley of Guldeford Surry Butcher
[App's Names:] John Sone
[Memo': of Articles & Indr.:] [Ind's] 2.
[Date of Indr:] 10. [Inst.]
[Term of Years:] 7 from [Date]
[Summs and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given £50 or under:] [£]20
[Duty 6d per £:] 10[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book: Country Collectors' Returns [Public Record Office: IR 1/52 spread 190]
12 July 1756
1756
[Dates of Rects:] [July] 12
[No Indrs:] 33
[Masters Names &c.:] John Spratly of Stretton Staffd. Mason
[Clerks and Apprentices &c.:] Peter Sutton
[Dates of Indrs-:] 1 [June 1756]
[Indentures & Articles:] [Indens] 2
[Terms of years:] 7 from [Date]
[Sums or Value given or contracted for & Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]15 15[s]
[6d Duty:] 7s] 10½[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/21 spread 5]
6 October 1756
1756
[Days of Rects:] Wednesday 6th. Octr.
[No:] D[ouble] D[uty] 1
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Will: Spratley of Bray. Berks Butcher
[App's Names:] John Stansbridge
[Memo': of Articles & Indr.:] [Inden's] 1
[Date of Indr:] 1. Augt. 1753[sic]
[Term of Years:] 7 from Date
[Sums and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given above £50 or Double Duty:] [£]10 10[s]
[Duty 12d per £:] 10[s] 6[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/21 spread 106]
22 November 1757
1757
[Days of Rects:] Tuesday 22d: Novr:
[No:] 8
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Chas. Spratley of Maidenhead Com' Berks Baker
[App's Names:] Benj: Anderson
[Memo': of Articles & Indr.:] [Ind's] 2
[Date of Indr:] 20. Augt. 1757.
[Term of Years:] 7 from 30 Nov'[?] last
[Sums and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given above £50 or Double Duty:] [£]10
[Duty 12d per £:] 10[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/21 spread 195]
1 December 1758
1758
[Days of Rects:] Fryday 1. Decr
[No:] 9
[Masters Names Places of Abode & Trade:] Frans: Spratley of Sheere Surrey Cordw'r
[App's Names:] John Hide
[Memo': of Articles & Indr.:] [Ind:] 2
[Date of Indr:] 7 [Novr: 1758]
[Term of Years:] 7 from [Date]
[Sums and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given £50 or under:] [£]6
[Duty 6d per £:] 3[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Source: Public Record Office: IR 1/22 spread 149]
8 October 1760
1760
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Wednesday 8. Oct'r
[Progressive number:] 6
[Master's Name Places of Abode & Profession:] Frans. Spratley of Shiere Cordwainer
[Apprentices Name:] Joseph Mott
[If one or two Indrs.:] [Ind's:] 2
[Date of Indenture:] 22. Sept'r
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 from [Date]
[Sums and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given £50 or under:] [£]8
[Duty 6d per £:] 4[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/24 spread 17]
27 February 1764
1764
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Monday 27. feb'ry
[Progressive number:] 15
[Master's Name Places of Abode & Profession:] John Swannell of Winslow Bucks Collar maker
[Apprentices Name:] Thos: Spratley
[If one or two Indrs.:] [Inds] 2
[Date of Indenture:] 15 feby
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 from [Date]
[Sums and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given £50 or under:] [£]2
[Duty 6d per £:] 1[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/24 spread 46]
21 June 1764
1764
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Thursday 21. June
[Progressive number:] D D [i.e. double duty for late payment] 8
[Master's Name Places of Abode & Profession:] Chas Sprattly of Cookham Berks Baker
[Apprentices Name:] Thos: Dowley
[If one or two Indrs.:] [Inds] 1
[Date of Indenture:] 7 Decr 1761
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 [from Date]
[Sums and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given above £50 and Double Duty:] [£]12
[Duty 12d per £:] 12[s]

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7 December 1764
1764
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Fryday 7 Decemr.
[Progressive number:] 13
[Master's Name Places of Abode & Profession:] Frans Spratley of Sheere Surrey Cordw'r
[Apprentices Name:] Thos Sex
[If one or two Indrs.:] [Inds] 2
[Date of Indenture:] 30 Octr
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 [Years]
[Sums and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given £50 or under:] [£]5
[Duty 6d per £:] 2[s] 6[d]

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30 April 1765
1765
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Tuesday 30. April
[Progressive number:] 5
[Master's Name Places of Abode & Profession:] Josh Jones [no abode, trade or profession stated]
[Apprentices Name:] Will: Spratley
[If one or two Indrs.:] [Inds] [blank]
[Date of Indenture:] 23. Inst.
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 [from Date]
[Sums and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given £50 or under:] [£]5
[Duty 6d per £:] 2[s] 6[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/25 spread 39]
23 December 1766
1766
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Tuesday 23. Decr.
[Progressive number:] 2
[Master's Name Places of Abode & Profession:] Fras. Sprately of Shere Surry. Cordwr.
[Apprentices Name:] Wm. Hopkins
[If one or two Indrs.:] [Inds.] 2
[Date of Indenture:] 12 Novr. 1766
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 [Years]
[Sums and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given £50 or under:] [£]2
[Duty 6d per £:] 1[s]

Westminster St Martin in the Fields Settlement Examination Book [City of Westminster Archives Department: F5056 71]
30 June 1767, Westminster
Westmr. To wit
The Examination of Mary Bedell Singlewoman lodging in Strutton Ground Westmr taken upon Oath this 30th. day of June in the Year of our Lord 1767,
This Examinant under Oath saith, That she is 29 Years of Age, That she never was Married, And this Examinant on her voluntary Oath saith That she was on the twenty eighth day of January which was in the year 1762, Delivered in the House of Mr. Heads in Charles Court in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields [margin: The Child S: A: W. P.] of a Female Bastard Child (since Christened Elizabeth Spratley) yet living and now passed from the Parish of St. Margaret, Westmr. and is become Chargeable to the said Parish of St. St.[sic] Martin in the Fields, And that John Spratley a Butcher in Angel Court by Long Ditch Westmr. Did beget on her body the said Female Bastard Child, And that he the said John Spratley is the true and only Father thereof And no Man else

Mary Bedell

Sworn the Day & Year
abovesaid Before
Thos: Balack
Pet Planck

Catalogue of Additional Manuscripts [British Library]
pre-1768
Spratlee (John).
Petition to the Duke of Newcastle, ante 1768.
33, 057, f.446.

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/25 spread 154]
22 April 1768
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Friday Apr. 22.
[Progressive number:] 3
[Master's Name Places of Abode & Profession:] James Spratly of Effingham Surry Cordwainer
[Apprentices Name:] Thos: Bally
[If one or two Indrs.:] [Inds.] 2
[Date of Indenture:] March 16 1768
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 [Years]
[Sums and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given £50 or under:] [£]10
[Duty 6d per £:] 5[s]

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4 May 1768
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Wednesday May 4
[Progressive number:] 31
[Master's Name Places of Abode & Profession:] Rd. Spratly [Cit & Fishmonger of London]
[Apprentices Name:] John Knight
[If one or two Indrs.:] [Inds.] 1
[Date of Indenture:] 19 Decr 1765
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 [Years]
[Sums and Values given or contracted for and Duties:]
[Money given £50 or under:] [£]20
[Duty 6d per £:] [£]1

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book: Country Collectors' Returns [Public Record Office: IR 1/57 spread 137]
8 June 1769

Joseph Molineux
Sussex

[Dates of Rects:] 8 June [1769]
[No Indrs:] 7
[Masters Names &c.:] Wm Spratly Hurstperpoint Cordwainer
[Clerks and Apprentices &c.:] Henry Greenaway
[Indentures & Articles:] [Inds] 2
[Dates of Indrs-:] 11 April [1769]
[Terms of years:] 7 [years]
[Sums or Value given or contracted for & Duties:]
[£50 or under:] [£]7
[6d Duty:] 3[s] 6[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/27 spread 65]
19 November 1771
1771
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Tuesday 19 Nov.
[Progressive number:] 8
[Master's Name Place of Abode:] Jos: Adams of Swanbourne in Bucks
[Trade or Profession:] Butcher
[Apprentices Name:] Jos: Spratly
[Inds: or Arts:] [Inds] 2
[Date:] 11 Nov. 1771
[Term of Servitude:] 7 from date
[Consid: Money:] [£]4
[6d Duty:] 2[s]

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11 May 1772
1772
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Monday 11. May
[Progressive number:] 7
[Master's Name Place of Abode:] William Brookes [abode not stated]
[Trade or Profession: blank]
[Apprentices Name:] Richard Spratley
[Inds: or Arts: blank]
[Date:] 6 May 1772
[Term of Servitude: blank]
[Consid: Money:] [£]25
[6d Duty:] 12[s] 6[d]

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10 May 1775
1775
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Wednesday 10th May
[Progressive number:] 4
[Master's Name Place of Abode:] Job Spratley of Guilford in Co Surrey
[Trade or Profession:] Butcher
[Apprentices Name:] Richard Garment
[Inds: or Arts:] [Inds] 2
[Date:] 25 March 1775
[Term of Servitude:] 7 from date
[Consid: Money:] [£]21
[6d Duty:] 10[s] 6[d]

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27 July 1775
1775
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Saturday 27th July
[Progressive number:] 6
[Master's Name Place of Abode:] Joseph Newball of Spittlefields in Co Middlesex
[Trade or Profession:] Baker
[Apprentices Name:] Richard Spratley
[Inds: or Arts:] [Inds:] 2
[Date:] 28 July 1775
[Term of Servitude:] 4 from date
[Consid: Money:] [£]10
[6d Duty:] 5[s]

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29 November 1775
1775
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Wednesday [2]9th Nov
[Progressive number:] 12
[Master's Name Place of Abode:] Job Spratley of Guilford in Co Surry
[Trade or Profession:] Butcher
[Apprentices Name:] Jno Barrett
[Inds: or Arts:] Inds: 2
[Date:] 25 Nov 1775
[Term of Servitude:] 2½ from 24 April last
[Consid: Money:] [£]31 10[s]
[6d Duty:] 15[s] 9[d]

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23 November 1776
1776
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Saturday 23d Nov:
[Progressive number:] 7
[Master's Name Place of Abode:] James Spratley of Kingston in Co. Surrey
[Trade or Profession:] Wheelwright
[Apprentices Name:] James Smith
[Inds: or Arts:] [Inds] 2
[Date:] 16 October 1776
[Term of Servitude:] 7 from 29 Sep last
[Consid: Money:] [£]5
[6d Duty:] 2[s] 6[d]

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5 October 1779
1779
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Tuesday 5 Oct:
[Progressive number:] 1
[Master's Name Place of Abode:] Thomas Dine of Horley in Co Surry
[Trade or Profession:] Cordwainer
[Apprentices Name:] James Spratley
[Inds: or Arts:] Ind 2
[Date:] 17 Sep: 1779
[Term of Servitude:] 7 from 20 April last
[Consid: Money:] [£]5
[6d Duty:] 2[s] 6[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/31 spread 25]
21 April 1781
1781
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Saturday 21st April
[Progressive number:] 2
[Master's Name Place of Abode:] Alexander Luxford Horsham [Sussex]
[Trade or Profession:] [Cordwainer]
[Apprentices Name:] George Spratley
[Inds: or Arts:] [Inds] 2
[Date:] 23 Feby 1781
[Term of Servitude:] 7 from 23 June 1780
[Consid: Money:] [£]12 12[s]
[6d Duty:] 6[s] 4[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/31 spread 120]
24 April 1782
1782
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Wednesday 24 April
[Progressive number:] 10
[Master's Name Place of Abode:] Wm Baker Dorking Co Surrey
[Trade or Profession:] Cordwainer
[Apprentices Name:] Jeremiah Sprately
[Inds: or Arts:] [Ind] 1
[Date:] 5 April 1782
[Term of Servitude:] 7 from 21 Jany last
[Consid: Money:] [£]5
[6d Duty:] 2[s] 6[d]

Bailey's British Directory; or, Merchant's and Trader's Useful Companion for the year 1784 [London]
1784, Windsor
WINDSOR
Spratley, James, gardener & nurseryman

An Alphabetical List of the Names of the several Persons Who Voted at the Election of Knights of the Shire, for the County of Buckingham, At the County Court of Richard Scrimshire, Esq; Sheriff Of the said County, Held at Aylesbury, on Wednesday the 21st Day of April, 1784, and from thence by divers Adjournments to Thursday the 6th Day of May following. Containing the Places of their respective Freeholds and Abodes, and distinguishing the Candidate or Candidates they respectively polled for. To which is added A general State of the Number of Votes for each Candidate at the Close of the Poll. The Whole carefully examined with an authentick Copy of the Sheriff's Poll-Books. Candidates. The Right Honble. Ralph Earl Verney, of the Kingdom of Ireland. The Right Honble. William Wyndham Grenville. John Aubrey, Esquire 1785, Aylesbury, 45 [Printed]
21 April 1784-6 May 1784, Aylesbury

Buckingham Hundreds.

Bledlow.
Freeholders Names Places of their Abode Ver. Gr. Au.
Spratley John [blank]   - -

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/33 spread 59]
14 October 1786
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Saturday 14 Octr. 86
[Progressive number:] 3
[Master's Name Place of Abode:] Wm. Steele Wandsworth Co. of Surrey
[Trade or Profession:] Wheelwright
[Apprentices Name:] David Spratley
[Inds: or Arts:] 2
[Date:] 23 Sepr. 86
[Term of Servitude:] 7 yrs. fm. 14 Augt last
[Consid: Money:] [£]15 15[s]
[6d Duty:] 7[s] 10½[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/33 spread 98]
16 March 1787
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Friday 16 March 87
[Progressive number:] 5
[Master's Name Place of Abode:] Wm. Pullen Horley Co. of Surrey
[Trade or Profession:] Cordwainer
[Apprentices Name:] Fras. Spratley
[Inds: or Arts:] 2
[Date:] 17 [feb.] 87
[Term of Servitude:] 7 yrs. fm. 15 Jan 84
[Consid: Money:] [£]4
[6d Duty:] 2[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/34 spread 9]
30 September 1788
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Tuesday 30th Septr. 88
[Progressive number:] 4
[Master's Name, Place of Abode, and Profession:] Eliz, Spratley St Margarets Westminstr, Mantua maker
[Apprentice's Name:] Mary Burford
[One or two Indents.:] 2
[Date of Indentures:] 29 [Septr.] 88
[Term of years to Serve:] 2 [yrs fm date]
[Money given. £50, or under:] [£]24 10[s]
[6d Duty:] 12[s] 3[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/34 spread 24]
28 November 1788
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Friday 28 Novr 1788
[Progressive number:] 1
[Master's Name, Place of Abode, and Profession:] Jos. Smith Citizen & Shipwright of London
[Apprentice's Name:] Thos. Spratly
[One or two Indents.:] 2
[Date of Indentures:] 27 Novr. 1788
[Term of years to Serve:] 7 yrs fm date
[Money given. £50, or under:] [£]21
[6d Duty:] 10[s] 6[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/34 spread 59]
28 April 1789
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Tuesday 28 April 1789
[Progressive number:] 16
[Master's Name, Place of Abode, and Profession:] Thos. Bushell Kingston upon Thames Co. of Surry Taylor
[Apprentice's Name:] Job Spratley
[One or two Indents.:] 2
[Date of Indentures:] 7 April 1789
[Term of years to Serve:] 7 [yrs fm date]
[Money given. £50, or under:] [£]21
[6d Duty:] 10[s] 6[d]

Holden's London Directory 1790
1790, London
Spratley Thomas, cabinet maker, 96 Fore-street

The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture, 1791 et seq. London i 296
1791, London

LONDON DIRECTORY 1791.

[NAME:] Spratley Thomas
[PROFESSION:] Cabinet-maker
[RESIDENCE:] 96, Fore-street

The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture 1791 London iv 310
1791, Reading

COUNTRY PART.
READING, BERKSHIRE.
The following is a list of the principal inhabitants:
TRADERS, &c.

Spratley John, Bear Inn

The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture 1791 London iv 578
1791, Tamworth

COUNTRY PART.
TAMWORTH, STAFFORDSHIRE and WARWICKSHIRE.
The following are the principal inhabitants:
TRADERS, &c.

Spratley and Dawes, Milliners

The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture 1791 London iv 702
1791, Watford

COUNTRY PART.
WATFORD, HERTFORDSHIRE.
The principal inhabitants are as follows:
TRADERS, &c.

Spratley Thomas, Victualler

The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture 1791 et seq., London ii 841
1792, Dorking

COUNTRY PART.
(F.) denotes Freeholder of the County, in which the Towns are situated.
DORKING, SURREY.
The following is a list of the principal inhabitants:
TRADERS, &c.

Sprately John, (F.) Victualler
Sprately John, jun. Gardener

Westminster St Martin in the Fields Settlement Examination Book [City of Westminster Archives Department: F5074 182]
13 April 1793, Westminster
Westmr
to wit
Richard Spratley aged 55 Years upon his Oath saith that about 22 y[ears] ago he lived in & rented a Shop Second floor & Garret unfurnished at the Hou[se of] Mr Edwards near Burleigh Street in that part of the Strand which is in [the] Parish of Saint Martin in the Fields [margin: P. S. W.] for the space of Six Years & upwards [at] the Yearly Rent of Sixteen Pounds since which he hath not rented Ten Po[unds] by the Year paid any Taxes nor done any Act to gain a subseqt. Settlem[ent] that he was Married to his present Wife Jane at the Savoy Church, Decr. 87[?: obscured by gutter]

Richard Spratley

Sworn this 13th Day of
April 1793 before me
John Collick

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/36 spread 11]
26 July 1793
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Friday 26 July 93
[Progressive number:] 10
[Masters Name, Place of Abode, and Profession:] Josh. Phillips Citizen & Draper of London
[Apprentices Name:] Josh. Spratley
[If one or two Inrs.:] 2
[Date of Indentures:] 25 July 1793
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 yrs. fm. date
[Money given £50, or under:] [£]21
[6d. Duty:] 10[s] 6[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/36 spread 177]
10 July 1795
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Friday 10 July 95
[Progressive number:] 1
[Masters Name, Place of Abode, and Profession:] Wm. Godward St. Saviours Southwark Plaisterer
[Apprentices Name:] Wm Sprately
[If one or two Inrs.:] 2
[Date of Indentures:] 11 June 1795
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 ys fm 21 Sepr last
[Money given £50, or under:] [£]20
[6d. Duty:] 10[s]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/36 spread 184]
13 August 1795
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Thursday 13 Augst. 95
[Progressive number:] 1
[Masters Name, Place of Abode, and Profession:] Elizth Spratley St Margarets Westminster Mantuamr:
[Apprentices Name:] Bridget Deane
[If one or two Inrs.:] 2
[Date of Indentures:] 12 Augst. 1795
[Term of Years to serve:] 2 ys fm date
[Money given £50, or under:] [£]25
[6d. Duty:] 12[s] 6[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/36 spread 186]
19 August 1795
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Wednesday 19th Augst 1795
[Progressive number:] 7
[Masters Name, Place of Abode, and Profession:] Harry Bowen Clewer Co of Bucks Carpenter
[Apprentices Name:] Jas Spratley
[If one or two Inrs.:] 2
[Date of Indentures:] 30 [July] 1795
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 [ys] fr 29 June last
[Money given £50, or under:] [£]15
[6d. Duty:] 7[s] 6[d]

The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture 1791 et seq., London iii 491
[1797], Kingston

COUNTRY PART.
KINGSTON, SURREY.
The following is a list of the principal inhabitants:
CORPORATION.
Fifteens.

James Spratly [10th in list of 15]

The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture 1791 et seq., London iv 786
[1797], Windsor

COUNTRY PART.
WINDSOR, BERKSHIRE.
The following are the principal inhabitants:
TRADERS, &c.

Spratley James, Gardener

The Universal British Directory of Trade, Commerce, and Manufacture 1791 et seq., London v 114
1797, Maidenhead

COUNTRY PART.
APPENDIX.
MAIDENHEAD, BERKSHIRE.
The following are the principal inhabitants:
TRADERS, &c.

Spratley Robert, Carpenter and Victualler, (Maidenhead)

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/37 spread 150]
6 February 1798
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Tuesday 6 Feby 1798
[Progressive number:] 2
[Masters Name, Place of Abode, and Profession:] Thos. Spratley Citizen & Shipwright of London
[Apprentices Name:] Jno Todd
[If one or two Inrs.:] 2
[Date of Indentures:] 25 Jany 1798
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 [ys fm date]
[Money given £50, or under:] [£]31 10[s]
[6d. Duty:] 15[s] 9[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/38 spread 4]
28 March 1799
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Thursday 28th March
[Progressive number:] 12
[Masters Name, Place of Abode, and Profession:] Thos. Spratley Citizen & Shipwright of London
[Apprentices Name:] Danl Brenan
[If one or two Inrs.:] 2
[Date of Indentures:] 28 March 1799
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 [ys fm date]
[Money given £50, or under:] [£]31 10[s]
[6d. Duty:] 15[s] 9[d]

Board of Stamps: Apprenticeship Book [Public Record Office: IR 1/38 spread 161]
11 May 1801
[Day when the Duty was Paid:] Monday 11th May 1801
[Progressive number:] 4
[Masters Name, Place of Abode, and Profession:] Thos. Spratley Citizen & Shipwt. of London
[Apprentices Name:] Jno- Bell
[If one or two Inrs.:] 1
[Date of Indentures:] 30 April 1801
[Term of Years to serve:] 7 ys fm date
[Money given £50, or under:] [£]42
[6d. Duty:] [£]1 1[s]

Holden's Triennial Directory, for 1805, 1806, 1807, containing upwards of One Hundred and Forty Thousand Names 1805 London 194
1805, London

LONDON ALPHABET.
PRIVATE RESIDENCES.

...
Spratley Mr. 8, Dacre-st. Westm.
...
Holden's Triennial Directory, for 1805, 1806, 1807, containing upwards of One Hundred and Forty Thousand Names 1805 London 484
1805, London

LONDON ALPHABET
OF
BUSINESSES, PROFESSIONS, &c.

...
Spratley Tho. boat builder, Mill Wall, Poplar
...

Epistles in Verse between Cynthio and Leonora, in three cantos, descriptive of a voyage to and from the East Indies. With several occasional pieces. By George Marshall, late a chief officer in the Honorable East India Company's sea service [1812, Newcastle] [British Library]
1812
LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS.
Thomas Spratley, Mill Wall.

Patent Grant 3770 [Patent Office Library]
20 December 1813
SPRATLEY
20th Dec. 1813.
3770.
A grant unto WILLIAM SPRATLEY, of the Strand, in the county of Middx, coal merchant, for his discovered improvemt upon the axle tree of wheels for carriages of different descriptions; to hold to him, his ex'ors, adm'ors, and assigns, within that part of our united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called England, our dominion of Wales, and town of Berwick-upon-Tweed for the term of fourteen years pursuant to the statute; with a clause to inroll the same within two calendar months from the day thereof; and also with a clause for supplying His Ma'ty's service with all such articles of the said invention as shall be required by the masr genl of the ordnance for the time being.
By writ, &c.

Patent Abridgment 3770 [Patent Office Library]
20 December 1813
CARRIAGES AND OTHER VEHICLES FOR COMMON ROADS.
A.D. 1813, December 20. - No. 3770.
SPRATLEY, WILLIAM. -
"An improvement in the axletree of wheels for carriages of different descriptions."
This invention relates to a combination of parts for securing wheels upon their axles, but in such manner as to admit of any desired amount of end play of the wheels, the oil being securely confined, or as to prevent escape and waste of such oil, and other advantages being mentioned as arising from the invention.
The arm of the axle is much thicker near the inner end than elsewhere, and at the outer end is turned down to a small diameter, there being at the end of the small part, however, a knob or button, which is embraced by the inner parts of clamps or clips of case-hardened iron or other suitable metal, there being through the outer parts of these clamps holes for the reception of a linch pin, which at its head screws into the wheel box, and is prevented from rising by a cap; this pin securing the clamps to the box, and so preventing the wheel from leaving the axle. The cap screws upon the outer end of the box, and has a hole therein, furnished with a stopper, through which hole oil may be introduced into the cap for the lubrication of the parts, a washer of leather being placed between the cap and a shoulder of the box to prevent the escape of such oil. The inner part of the wheel box is furnished with an internal shoulder which bears against the shoulder formed by the junction of the thicker with the smaller part of the axle arm, and beyond this the box embraces the thicker part of the axle, there being within this part of the box an "annular cavity" for the reception of oil, and the latter being prevented from escaping by the introduction of a leather collar into a recess in the inner end of the box, a collar of metal being finally screwed into the recess to keep the leather collar in its place, and the inner part of the box being surrounded and working within a "cutter or dirt hoop," fixed upon the axle. The latter is made of wrought or cast iron, case hardened or otherwise, and a longitudinal groove may be formed in the axle, or in the box, to aid in the circulation of oil.
In order to allow of end play to the wheel the holes through the clamps mentioned above are made oblong, thus allowing the clamps to move endway in the box "to an extent determined by the length of the hole." Or a screw thread may be cut upon the outer part of the clamps, and a collar or ferrule, which the patentee terms a regulator, may be screwed upon such part to a certain distance, a variation of such distance causing variation in the end play of the wheel, the position of the regulator being varied by means of a circular plate provided with prongs, and having a head which passes through the cap of the box, and by means of which it may be turned round; a screw with a "flanch head" being so arranged as to determine the extreme point to which the regulator may be unscrewed. These arrangements may be varied, in some cases a ferrule or collar supplying the place of clamps, the button being secured to the end of the axle by screwing, or by a collar or ring and a nut. The invention includes "the application of the cup leathers used in pumps to axletrees of any kind," to prevent the escape of oil.
[Printed, 6d. Drawing.]

Chelsea Out-Pensioners Registers [Public Record Office: WO 120/26]
1814
[Year pensioned:] 1814
[Name:] Sprattley, John
[Age:] 42
[Infantry regiment:] 49th
[Page no:] 166

Reports of Cases Ruled and Determined at Nisi Prius, in the Court of Common Pleas and on the Northern Circuit. From the Sittings after Trinity Term, 55 Geo. III., 1815, to the Sittings after Michaelmas Term, 58 Geo. III., 1817, both inclusive; to which are added, Copious Notes upon the most important subjects of Commercial and General Law. By Francis Ludlow Holt, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law. Volume I. [London, 1818: 10-11]
15 June 1815
June 15 1815.
SPRATLEY v. SIR H. WILSON, KNT.
(Quære, whether a gift of a chattel, not in the possession of the donor at the time of making the gift, will so pass the property therein, as to entitle the donee, who has never obtained possession, to maintain trover against the executor of the donor. If A. on his death-bed, desire B. to call at a certain place, and fetch away a watch, adding, "that he will then make her a present of it"; but no possession is resumed by A. and no delivery made to B. Quære, if this would be good as a donatio mortis causa.)
Trover for a watch: plea, the general issue. The defendant was the executor of a gentleman of the name of Wright, who, in his lifetime, had lodged with the plaintiff. The day immediately preceding his death, whilst the plaintiff was at his bed-side, he said to her, "I have left a watch at Mr. R-----'s, at Charing-cross; fetch it away, and I will make you a present of it." The defendant had obtained the watch after the death of Mr. Wright, and this action was brought to recover it.
Best, serjeant, for the plaintiff, relied on a passage in Brookes' Abridgement - Trespass, 303, in which it is stated, if A. give a thing to B., which is at York, and a stranger take it, B. may maintain trespass for it. He took the distinction: if a man be in possession of a watch at the time he gives it, unless he hands it over, it will not pass to the donee.
Lens, serjeant, contra. In the case in Brookes, trespass might well be maintained, because trespass can be maintained upon a special property against a wrong-doer; but the case does not go to that extent, that the original owner, or those who represent him, might not reclaim the gift by an action of trover.
Upon further enquiry it appeared, that at the time of the gift, Mr. Wright was sensible of approaching death.
Gibbs, C.J. - I will not determine whether a personal chattel can pass by this mode of gift. It is not necessary to the present question, But is not this good as a donatio mortis causa? The donor has the apprehension of death upon his mind: I am inclined to think it good upon this ground. It is not, however, a case of frequent occurrence.
His Lordship directed the jury to give a verdict for the plaintiff, and gave the defendant's counsel leave to move, if, upon inquiry, they thought there was anything in the case. [This case was not afterwards moved.]
Best, serjeant, and D. Pollock for the plaintiff.
Lens and Copley, serjeants, for the defendant.
[Attornies, Pocock and Burley.]

The European Magazine lxiii 1818 i 178
February 1818

DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP,
FROM TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, TO
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1818.

Brookes, S. Flight, B. and Spratley, U. Fountain-co. axletree-makers

Macclesfield Courier, Stockport Express; and Cheshire General Advertiser viii 450
20 March 1819
Assize Intelligence.
BUCKINGHAMSHIRE ASSIZES.
The Judge, the Hon. Sir Robert Graham, Knt. in his address to the Grand Jury, observed, that he felt deep concern that the increase of public crime far exceeded the common average of former Assizes; and sorry he was to say that this was the case throughout the country. This his Lordship in some degree attributed to the lower orders of the people being thrown at so great a distance, and marked out as it were as a different species of beings from the more wealthy, and the neglect there was to cultivate the morals of the inferior classes of society. His Lordship spoke of capital punishments in seeming approbation of the motion recently carried in the House of Commons; and observed, that the severity of punishments must be proportionate to the enormity of crime. - Thirteen prisoners were capitally convicted and received sentence of DEATH; viz. Solomon Hill, for sheep stealing; Edward Green and Matthew Gilling, for burglary; William Batting, for a like offence; Richard Tipping, for robbing a house; Mark Cordwell for stealing a poney[sic]; Henry Dunckley and William Phipps, for stealing notes and money, value £4 3s.; Abraham Wansborne, for sheep-stealing; Thomas Mallows, for robbing; R. Bishop for robbing a house; Thomas Burrel and William Durley, for robbing; William Ines and J. Spratley, for a felony; and Sarah Hurst for the murder of her husband, William Hurst, by poisoning him. - The whole were reprieved, except Thomas Burrell, for the highway robbery; and Sarah Hurst: the latter was ordered to be hanged on the 12th inst. and her body dissected and anatomized. - J. Gooding and W. Sawyer, for stealing a hog, were sentenced to transportation for seven years; James Abraham and Joseph Flatt, for attempts to violate infant females, the former two years', and the latter one year's imprisonment and both wipped[sic] twice. - Five others were convicted of felonies, and sentenced to various terms of confinement.

The European Magazine lxxvi 1819 ii 91
July 1819
DISSOLUTIONS OF PARTNERSHIP,
FROM SATURDAY, JUNE 26, TO SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1819.
Spratly and Puckett, Poplar, boat-builders.

The European Magazine lxxvii 1820 ii 88
July 1820
AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF BANKRUPTS,
FROM TUESDAY, JUNE 27, TO TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1820.
WITH THE ATTORNIES' NAMES,
Extracted from the London Gazette.
N. B. All the Meetings are at GUILDHALL, unless otherwise expressed. The Country and London Attornies' Names are between Brackets.
BANKRUPTS.
SPRATLY, THOS. Mill-wall, Poplar, victualler, Aug. 5 and Sept. 2. [Glynes, Burr-st, East Smithfield.] July 22.

The Monthly Magazine; or, British Register 1 344 177
1 September 1820

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF BANKRUPTCIES
announced between the 20th of July and the 20th of Aug. 1820: extracted from the London Gazette.
BANKRUPTCIES.
[This Month 78.]
Solicitors' Names are between Parentheses.

Spratly, T. Mill Wall, Poplar, victualler. (Glynes, L.

The European Magazine lxxvii 1820 ii 380
October 1820
AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF CERTIFICATES,
FROM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, TO TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1820.
Spratly, T. Mill-wall, Poplar, Nov. 4.

The Times
4 August 1824
POLICE.
LAMBETH-STREET. -
Mr. Spratly, landlord of the Safe Harbour public-house, Commercial-road, and his boy, appeared before the Magistrate on a summons, charging the former with keeping a furious dog and allowing him to go at large unmuzzled, and the latter with setting and encouraging him to bite a boy, the son of a respectable carpenter in that neighbourhood.
The complainant said, that on that morning, as he was crossing Stepney-fields, he met the boy with a large dog, which ran towards the him, and being encouraged by the boy, he seized him by the clothes and drew him to the ground, and would have torn him to pieces, only that his father fortunately happened to come up at the time and prevented it.
The father of the boy corroborated the boy's testimony, and said the dog was very furious indeed.
Mr. Spratly said that the dog was but a mere puppy, and would not touch any person, and that in future keep him tied up. On this promise, and no harm being done, the Magistrate dismissed the complaint. The father of the boy, however, expressing his determination to bring the case to the sessions, Mr. Spratly was held to bail.

The Monthly Magazine; or, British Register lix 411 574
1 July 1825

INCIDENTS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS,
IN AND NEAR LONDON.
CHRONOLOGY OF THE MONTH.

[MAY] 28. - A most alarming fire broke out, in the factor of Mr. Spratsley, coachmaker, of Long Acre, caused by the bursting of a body of oil gas, by which several houses are entirely destroyed.

The Solicitor's, Merchant's and Trader's Magazine: a Complete Register of English, Scotch, and Irish Bankrupts, Insolvents, Assignments, Assignees, Dividends, Certificates, Dissolution of Partnerships, &c. Calculated to Promote the Interests of Merchants, Traders, and Solicitors. [Thomas Perry, 1826: i 12 618]
1 December 1826
Insolvents
APPLYING TO BE DISCHARGED.
Petitions to be heard at Portugal Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields 1st Dec. at nine
SPRATLEY John, of St. Martin's-la. victualler, last of Wardour-st.

The Times
17 February 1827
BANKRUPTS.
William Spratley and Joseph Johnson, Long-acre, and Rose-street, Covent-garden, coach-axle-manufacturers, Feb. 20, 27, March 30, at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street; solicitors Messrs. Hamilton and Twining, Berwick-street, Soho.

The Solicitor's, Merchant's and Trader's Magazine: a Complete Register of English, Scotch, and Irish Bankrupts, Insolvents, Assignments, Assignees, Dividends, Certificates, Dissolution of Partnerships, &c. Calculated to Promote the Interests of Merchants, Traders, and Solicitors. [Thomas Perry, 1827: ii 15 159]
1 March 1827
Town & Country Bankrupts.
Gazette - Feb. 16, 1827.
SPRATLEY William, and Joseph JOHNSON, of Long-Acre, and or Rose-street, Covent-garden, Middlesex, coach axle manufacturers, blacking manufacturers, dl. & ch. sur. Feb. 20 & 27, at two, and March 30, at one, Basinghall-street. - Sols. Hamilton & Co. Berwick-st. - Pet. Cred. J. Simmonds, and J. Brown, Waterloo-bridge Wharf, Strand, Middlesex, coal merchants.
Seal. 1st Feb.

The Solicitor's, Merchant's and Trader's Magazine: a Complete Register of English, Scotch, and Irish Bankrupts, Insolvents, Assignments, Assignees, Dividends, Certificates, Dissolution of Partnerships, &c. Calculated to Promote the Interests of Merchants, Traders, and Solicitors. [Thomas Perry, 1827: ii 16 211]
1 April 1827
SPRATLEY and Johnson, (p.159)
Assig. W. Heddy, Paddington, timber merchant - C. Enderby, Upper Thames-st. oil mercht.

The Solicitor's, Merchant's and Trader's Magazine: a Complete Register of English, Scotch, and Irish Bankrupts, Insolvents, Assignments, Assignees, Dividends, Certificates, Dissolution of Partnerships, &c. Calculated to Promote the Interests of Merchants, Traders, and Solicitors. [Thomas Perry, 1827: ii 21 485]
1 September 1827
CERTIFICATES.
To be allowed May 29, 1827.
SPRATLEY William, of Long-acre, and of Rose-str. Covent-garden, coach-axle and blacking manufact. (partner with J. Johnson.)

Perry's Bankrupt and Insolvent Gazette; Containing a Complete Register of English, Scotch, and Irish Bankrupts, Insolvents, Assignments, Assignees, Dividends, Certificates, Dissolution of Partnerships, &c. Calculated to Promote the Interests of Merchants, Traders, and Solicitors. [Thomas Perry, 1828: iii 35 573]
1 November 1828
Meetings advertised in OCTOBER to make Dividends under Bankrupts' Estates.
TOWN
1827 Spratley & Johnson, of Long Acre, and Rose-street, coach-axle and blacking manufacturers, 31st Oct. - Div.

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Dividends under Bankrupts' Estates.
    £ s.d.
1827 Spratley & Johnson coach axle manufacts. 0 2 0

Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping 1834, London, 144
1834
[No.:] C [88]5
[Ship:] [Cyrus] Bk[i.e. Barque] F. t. & C. 34 [i.e. Felt sheathed and coppered 1834]
[Master:] Hingston Spratley[i.e. master at inspection in June]
[Tons:] 281
[BUILD:]
[ - Where:] Amer.
[ - When: blank] L. O. trp. 34 [i.e. live oak thorough repairs 1834]
[Owners:] Ive & Co.
[Port belonging to:] London
[Destined Voyage:] Lon. So. Seas
[Classification:]
[ - No. Years first assigned: blank]
[ - Character for Hull and Stores:] Ĉ[i.e. Second Description of the First Class] 1[i.e. stores: the Vessel is well and sufficiently Found] 6[i.e. inspected in June - though this number is blurred, and may not be '6']

Chelsea Out-Pensioners Registers [Public Record Office: WO 120/26]
1835
[Year pensioned:] 1835
[Name:] Spratley, James
[Age:] [blank]
[Infantry regiment:] 53rd
[Page no:] 343

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1 December 1836

INSOLVENTS
Applying to be discharged.
COUNTRY.
Gazette - Nov. 15, 1836.
Court house, Aylesbury, 8th Dec. ten.

Spratley Richard, of Chesham, butcher

The Asiatic Journal and Monthly Register for British and Foreign India, China, and Australasia, n. s. xxiv, London, 1837 219
November 1837

HOME INTELLIGENCE.
INDIA SHIPPING.
Arrivals.

[OCT.] 25. Cyrus, Spratly, from South Seas; off Portsmouth.

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1 June 1837

Meetings under Insolvents' Estates.
Gazette - May 12, 1837.

SPRATLEY Richard, of Chesham, journeyman butcher, 29th May, twelve pr. George and Dragon, Chesham, on special affairs

Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping. From 1st July, 1843, to the 30th June, 1844 1843, London, 116
1843
[No.:] C [96]7
[Ship:] [Cyrus] Bk[i.e. Barque]
F. & S. pt 34 pt 38 C. 38 [i.e. felted and sheathed part 1834, part 1838; coppered 1838] LO [i.e. Live Oak]
[Master:] Spratley
[Tons:] 281
[BUILD:]
[ - Where:] Amer.
[ - When: blank]
[Repairs:] lrp. 34 NW. TSds & lrp. 38 [i.e. large repair 1834; new wales, topsides and large repair 1838]
[Owners:] W. Ive
[Port belonging to:] London
[Destined Voyage:] Lon[don to] So Seas
[Classification:]
[ - No. Years first assigned: -]
[ - Character for Hull and Stores:] Ĉ[i.e. The Vessel is of the Second Class] 1[i.e. The Vessel is well and sufficiently Found] 38[i.e. last surveyed 1838]

The Times
13 September 1844
POLICE.
GREENWICH. -
Captain Spratley, of the Cyrus South Seaman (lately returned from Kema, with a valuable cargo of oil), appeared to a summons at the instance of a widow, residing in the Kent-road, named Heron, alleging that he had wilfully and wrongly left her son at Kema on the homeward-bound voyage.
Mr. Evans (for the complainant) said that his client understood from some of the crew of the Cyrus, that the vessel got under weigh and sailed for England within 12 or 14 hours after the complainant's son and an apprentice had gone ashore. If so, he had become amenable to certain clauses in the Merchant Seaman's Act. The 40th clause stated that forcing on shore or leaving behind any person belonging to the crew shall be deemed a misdemeanour; the 41st clause, that no seaman shall be discharged abroad without the sanction of one of more of certain functionaries; the 42d clause says, nor to be left behind on plea of incapacity to proceed without similar authority; and the 43d clause says, if any of the crew are left behind, the legal proof shall be upon the master.
Mr. Pelham (for the defendant) called
George Cotton, chief officer of the Cyrus, who deposed that on the 24th of February, 1844, the ship was at anchor in Kema Roads, Celebes, South-Seas, and on the 25th the men went ashore. They did not all return. On the 26th he went ashore to look after the missing men. Could not say who went with him. He saw Heron and Robson on shore, and desired them to go on board, but they ran away. He saw the captain and told him. The captain said he would go to the commandant about it. On the 28th Heron and Robson came on board again. On the 1st of March the crew were disorderly, and several drunk, Heron amongst the number. On the 2d of March Howland and Heron were both missing, and the boat ashore. They were missing also on the following day. Could not tell what the captain did to recover them. The captain was on shore all the time the ship was at anchor. The ship sailed the next day (Sunday, the 3d of March). Was not aware of orders to sail before they did. The captain gave orders for sailing after the men were missed. The vessel was lying at anchor half a mile from the shore.
William Spratly, second officer of the Cyrus, and brother of the captain, deposed that he was sent ashore to see what had become of the boat. Howland and Heron had gone in it, he supposed. The mate told him to take another boat, and go to the captain, and tell him of the circumstances. He went to the captain, and they then went together to the commandant. The commandant speaks English. It is a Dutch settlement. The captain requested the commandant to send a soldier after them. There was no soldier sent during witness's stay.
Mr. TRAILL wished to know if a certificate had been applied for to show cause why the men had been left behind?
Witness replied, that he had heard nothing said about a certificate. Heron had been brought to the commandant as a prisoner once. He had never heard Heron complain of bad treatment.
Francis Rankin, surgeon on board the Cyrus, deposed, that he was at Kema. He met with an accident and broke his arm while there. The ship was detained two or three days in consequence. On the third day he went on board. Recollected the captain giving orders to get the ship ready on Saturday the 2d of March. Knew of no orders to sail then. Could not say that the crew were aware of it. Heard that the men were missing. They went to the commandant's to get them back, but did not succeed.
Mr. Evans said it was evident they had not complied with the act of Parliament. They had obtained no certificate of the facts under any hand of any consul or other agent.
Mr. Pelham said it was entirely a Dutch settlement; there were no British authorities on the island, and consequently no such document as the law required could be obtained.
Mr. Rankin said there was only one British subject on the island, and he was a ship's carpenter, who had been wrecked. There was a British merchant (a captain) about 20 miles off, who made trading voyages.
Mr. TRAILL said, that in the absence of consul or vice-consul, two British merchants could certify, but no foreign authority not a functionary could be called upon to act. The only question was, had the captain done all he could to conform to the law? There was one thing which might have been done - the commandant might have been asked to sign a paper. At all events there was not evidence enough to go to a jury. The men had perhaps not been well used, but that was not sufficient ground for going away.

The Times
21 September 1844
POLICE.
THAMES POLICE. -
Yesterday a respectable woman named Lansdell applied to Mr. BALLANTINE for a warrant against Captain Spratley, the master of the Cyrus, for leaving her son behind at Celebes, or Macassar, an island in the Indian Ocean, four years ago.
Mrs. Lansdell said, that in June 1838, her son, who was then only 15 years of age, was apprenticed to Mr. Joe, the owner of the Cyrus, South Sea whaling ship, for one voyage only. The ship returned in July, 1841, after a voyage of three years and one month, without her son, and on inquiring for him of the captain he said the lad had run away at the Celebes Islands, but she ascertained from several of the crew that her son had been wrongfully left behind, and from their statements it appeared the youth had gone ashore with the third mate and others, and while they went inland to barter with the natives her son was left in charge of the boat. Soon afterwards a man named Brown left Cotton, the mate, and the rest of the party, and returned to the boat, which he offered to take care of while Lansdell went to a neighbouring creek to bathe. During his absence Cotton and the other seamen returned, and without looking after, or waiting for her son's return, left the island in the boat, and rowed off to the ship, which sailed away without her son, and no efforts were made to find him. Her son could have had no intention to desert, as he had no other clothing but an old pair of trousers and a shirt on his person when he left the boat. In the year 1841 she saw the log, in which there was merely an entry that "George Lansdell left the ship;" but the master said he had run away. Previous to the vessel leaving for another South Sea voyage, in November, 1841, Captain Spratley and Cotton, who went out as chief-mate, promised to look for her son, and said the vessel would touch at the same islands. The Cyrus returned a few weeks ago without her son, and the captain and chief mate said he was no more, and one of them intimated that he had been killed by the Malaya on the island; but this statement was in contradiction to one made by Cotton in a letter forwarded by the Marshal Bennett whaler, dated South Sea, June 27, 1842, which stated that her son was still alive, and on the island where he was left on the previous voyage. Other statements had been made by Mr. Spratley respecting the death of her son which were unsatisfactory and full of contradictions, and she was assured by the carpenter, the cooper of the ship, and others, that when they left Celebes he was still alive on the island, and that the present of a musket to the natives would have been obtained his release. Mrs. Lansdell added that she and her husband and family had, for the last four years, endured all the agonies of suspense; that she was satisfied her son had been improperly abandoned, and respectfully implored the magistrate's interference.
Mr. BALLANTINE asked where the ship was?
Mrs. Lansdell said the Cyrus was in the Commercial-dock, and that Captain Spratley was in Stepney. She wished to state that 13 or 14 men left the Cyrus at the Cape of Good Hope on the same voyage.
Mr. BALLANTINE said the case demanded investigation, and the parents of the missing person had the right to be informed whether their son had been illegally abandoned or not. He directed Inspector Maddox of the Thames police, to make an immediate inquiry into all the circumstances of the transaction, and report to him the result.
Mrs. Heron, a widow, living in Sion-place, Old Kent-road, next applied for a warrant against Captain Spratley, for having abandoned her son, William Heron, the cooper's mate, at Kiema, a Dutch settlement, on the same voyage, and said, that he had been previously beaten in a cruel manner by Cotton, the chief mate.
Benby, the usher, said, the case had been already investigated at the Greenwich police-court.
Mrs. Heron. - But the magistrate did not call one of my witnesses, though several were in court. I want justice done me. 12 men left on the same voyage, and no one knows where.
Mr. BALLANTINE said, he could not entertain Mrs. Heron's application, as her case had been heard elsewhere, but he would attend to the other.

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INSOLVENTS.
Petitioning the Courts of Bankruptcy.
Gazette - Oct. 8, 1844.
COUNTRY.

Spratley John, of Liverpool, stevedore, 16th Oct. at half past one pr. Court, Liverpool

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1 November 1844

INSOLVENTS.
Petitioning the Courts of Bankruptcy.
Gazette - Oct. 22, 1844.
COUNTRY.
FINAL ORDERS.

Spratley John, of Liverpool, stevedore, 4th November, at eleven pr. Court, Liverpool.

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24 May 1845

HOME.
SHIPPING.
DEPARTURES.

...
From the DOWNS. - MAY
...
21. Cyrus, Spratley, South Seas [this information is repeated in the following issue, 6 June 1845, page 332, but gives the date of sailing as 22 May 1845.]; Sea Park, Humphreys, Hong Kong.
...

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6 December 1845

JAVA.

BATAVIA. - By the Dutch Government steamer Bromo we have received Java Courants from the 6th to the 27th September, from which we give the following Anjer shipping list: -
...
[Sept.] 18. - British ship Cyrus, Spratly, from London, for South Sea.
...

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2 June 1848

HOME.
SHIPPING.
ARRIVALS.

...
JUNE 1. ... Cyrus, Spratly, South Seas ...
...

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3 April 1849

HOME.
SHIPPING.
DEPARTURES.

...
APRIL 1. Margaret, Spratley, South Seas.
...

The Times
14 January 1850
POLICE.
MARLBOROUGH-STREET. -
Samuel Spratley, chymist and druggist, a very genteelly-dressed young man, was charged with having indecently assaulted Mary Williams, aged eight years, a little ragged beggar-girl, in Hyde Park.
Evidence was given by the girl as to the conduct of the prisoner, whom she resisted, and cried out, when some persons, who were apparently watching them, came up and pursued the girl, who was running away, and brought her back to where the prisoner was sitting on a seat. A policeman of the A division came up, and the girl gave up to him a pair of kid gloves the prisoner, she said, had given her. The prisoner said the whole charge was a mistake. The girl came up to him and begged for some relief. He told her to go away, but she would not, and she followed him into Hyde Park, when, finding she persisted in being troublesome, he pushed her away, and this had been construed into an attempt to take indecent liberties.
Mr. HARDWICK was satisfied that the charge was proved. It was impossible to overlook such scandalous conduct in a place of public resort, and he should therefore inflict a penalty of £5, or two months' imprisonment.

Post Office London Directory 1851 415
1851, London

POST OFFICE LONDON
STREET DIRECTORY
FOR 1851.
OLD KENT ROAD.
EAST SIDE,
commencing at the Bricklayers' Arms.
Thirza pl.

13 Wigginton John, chandler's shop
12 Packer Stephen, bootmaker
11 Spratley Alfred, greengrocer
9 Lawrie William, baker

Census Return [Public Record Office: HO 107/1567 ff.135v-136r pp.37-8]
30 March 1851, Newington
[I've summarised the details]
St Mary Newington, Surrey
78 Beresford Street
Daniell SpratleyHeadMar57Hatter Master Employing 3 MenWorcestershire Worcester
Rebecah [Spratley]WifeMar63Surrey Southwark
Ellen J. [Spratley]DaurU21[Surrey Southwark]
Charlotte [Spratley]DaurU15[Surrey Southwark]
George F [Spratley]Son10Scholar[Surrey Southwark]
Georgiana [Spratley]Daur7Scholar[Surrey Southwark]
Caroline [Spratley]Daur4[Surrey Southwark]
Elizabeth [Spratley]Daur2[Surrey] Newington
William F. Drake[blank]U16ApprenticeMiddlesex Westminster

Lloyd's Register of British and Foreign Shipping. From 1st July, 1852, to the 30th June, 1853 1852, London, 243
1 July 1852-30 June 1853
[No.:] M [15]2
[Ship:] [Margaret] S[hip] YM. 49 [i.e. sheathed with yellow metal in 1849]
[Master:] Spratley
[Tons:] 421 NW. TSds & lrp. 38 Srprs 49 [i.e. new wales, top sides and large repairs 1838, some repairs 1849]
[BUILD:]
[ - Where:] Prize
[ - When: blank]
[Owners:] Ive
[Port belonging to:] London
[Destined Voyage:] Lon. S. Seas S. S. 49 [i.e. surveyed in 1849 in accordance with the Rules, Sec. 54-60.]
[Classification:]
[ - No. Years first assigned:] -
[ - Character for Hull and Stores:] Ĉ[i.e. of the Second Description of the First Class] 1[i.e. well and sufficiently found ] 49[i.e. last surveyed 1849]

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1 November 1852

INSOLVENTS.
Orders for Hearing - Country.
Gazette - Oct. 22, 1852.
County-court, Lancaster, 6th Nov. at eleven.

Spratly John, of Tranmere, stevedore

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Estates vested in Provisional Assignee.
Gazette - Oct. 26, 1852.
Insolvent-court, 23d Oct. - On their own Petitions.
Spratley John, of Tranmere, stevedore - Lancaster

Metropolitan Police Register of Joiners [Public Record Office: MEPO 4/334 spread 59]
13 February 1854, London
[Date of Appointment:] [1854] Feby 13th.
[NAME:] Brooks George
[No. of Warrant:] 32.147.
[REMOVAL FROM THE FORCE:]
[Cause:] Resigned
[Date:] 26 July 54
[BY WHOM PRINCIPALLY RECOMMENDED, AND THEIR ADDRESS:]
Mr. James S Spratley, 62 North St. Brighton,
Mr. Anderson.

The Unclaimed Dividend Books of the Bank of England: containing the Names and Descriptions of upwards of Twenty Thousand Persons, entitled to various Sums of Money, of All Amounts, being the Whole of the Unclaimed Dividends and Stock in the Public Funds, amounting to Many Millions of Money, Which have been accumulating during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, and the Whole of which having been, by the Terms of the Bank Charter, transferred to "the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt," as Unclaimed for a period of Ten Years and Upwards, can now be recovered by the Next of Kin. [1855, London: 149]
1855
CONSOLS.
Spratley Ann, Kingston, Surrey, Spinster, Jan. 1816. 14.
Spratley John, Walworth, Gardener, July 1815. 15.

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1 January 1855
WARNER Robert, of West-st, Commercial-rd, Pimlico, co. Middlesex, wheelwright; sur. 26th Dec. one, 30th Jan. twelve pr. Court - Basinghall-st. Com. - Holroyd. Off. assig. - Lee. Sol. - A. Sidney, of Lincoln's-inn-fields
Pet. Dated Dec. 12. Pet. Cr. - Henry Spratley, of Ranelagh-grove, Pimlico, wheelwright

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1 January 1855

Assignees of Bankrupts' Estates.

WARNER R. wheelwright. Assig. - Henry Spratley, of Ranelagh-grove, Pimlico, wheelwright

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1 June 1855
INSOLVENTS.
Estates vested in Provisional Assignee - Prison Cases.
Gazette - May 22, 1855.
Insolvent-court, 19th May, - On their own Petitions.
Spratley James Samuel, of Brighton, boot and shoe maker - Lewes.

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1 June 1855

INSOLVENTS.
Orders for Hearing - Country.
Gazette - May 29, 1855.
County-court, Lewes, 12th June.

Spratley James Samuel, of Brighton, boot and shoe maker

Post Office London Directory 1856 581
1856, London

POST OFFICE LONDON
STREET DIRECTORY
FOR 1856.
OLD KENT ROAD.
EAST SIDE.
commencing at the Bricklayers' Arms.
Thirza place.

16 Petty Edward, hardresser & perfumr
15 Hills Miss Charlotte, ladies' school
13 Parrett Isaac, tailor
12 Packer Stephen, bootmaker
11 Spratley Alfred, greengrocer
10 Cobden Wm. Henry, tobacconist
8 Lyon John, esq
7 Kilpin Mrs
6 Wells William James, esq
5 Cullen Mrs
4 Pickup Robert, esq
3 Lovett Mrs
2 Haviland Francis Douglas, esq
1 Gurney Arthur, wine & spirit merchant, John Paice, agent

...... here Cooper's road intersects ......

Post Office London Directory 1856 768
1856, London

POST OFFICE LONDON
STREET DIRECTORY
FOR 1856.
WANDSWORTH ROAD.
SOUTH SIDE,
from Vauxhall cross.

Elephant & Castle, Thomas Brice
1 Winch William Henry, ironmonger
2 Spratley Thos. saddler & harness ma

...... here Bond street intersects ......

Post Office London Directory 1856 802
1856, London

POST OFFICE LONDON
STREET DIRECTORY
FOR 1856.
Winchester buildings,
28 Great Winchester street.

...
2 Carati Antonio Alexander, greek merch
2 Hetherington (Mellor) & Co. merchts
2 Katinakas D. M. merchant
2 King-Church Richd. & Saml. merchts
2 Kirk John & Son, drysalters
2 Lyne Virgil Stephens, merchant
2 Petrocochino & Co. merchants
2 Rougemont Henry, merchant
2 Rougemont Dennis A. insurance broker
2 Sevastopulo Mark, merchant
2 Spratley George, mining & share brokr
2 Yeames, Lander & Co., merchants
2 Thrupp John, solicitor
...

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1 December 1857
ASSIGNMENTS.
Gazette - Nov. 20, 1857.
SPRATLEY Daniel, (Nov. 12,) hat manufacturer, Walworth-pl, Walworth-rd. Trustee - Benjamin Wilson, hat plush importer, Walbrook-house, Walbrook. Sol. - W. H. Norton, New-st, Bishopsgate