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brother-in-law, where 28th Jan.
145 Hen. VII is born 9, 10; her
dower 10 l. 7; marries Henry
lord Stafford in or before 1459
12 l. 2, 14 n. 1; her father-in-law
the duke of Buckingham bequeaths
to her and her husband 400 marks
12 1. 10; lord Stafford her cousin
1. 13 and p. 13; clause in her
favour in acts of resumption I
Edw. IV and 1464 14 l. 14, 15 l.
9, and 1473 18 1. 22; admitted
into fraternity at Croyland abbey
1464 15 l. 3; inherits Deeping
manor 1. 7; advises Jasper earl of
Pembroke 1471 to fly with her
son to France 16 1. 10; did not
herself leave the country n. 3;
has a grant of the manors of
Sampford and Aller Peverell De-
von 1472 1. 16; lives at Samp-
ford Peverell 1. 20; has a licence
from Edw. IV to convey to trustees
for the use of her will manors in
Somerset and Devon 1. 21; her
trustees bp. Stillington, Reg. Bray
etc. 17 1. 3; her mother-in-law
Ann duchess of Buckingham dies
20 Sept. 1480, and bequeaths to
her certain books in Fr. and Engl.
1. 6; her husband lord Henry
Stafford dies 1482, will proved
4 May, the countess residuary
legatee 1. 15; they lived at Wok-
ing n. 3; death of her mother cir.
1482 1. 27; tomb erected by her
for her parents in Wimborne
minster 18 1. 2; marries Thomas
2nd lord Stanley 1. 10, her third
cousin 1. 18 and p. 19; marriage
settlement 20; present at the co-
ronation of Ri. III 21 1. 15; livery
from the royal wardrobe 1. 16;
bears up the queen's train 22 1. 4;
her claims to the throne unknown
to Buckingham, until they met as
she was on a visit of devotion to
our Lady of Worcester 1. 29; she
begs the duke to intercede for her
son's recal, promising that he shall
marry one of the daughters of
Edw. IV without anything to be
taken for the same espousals but
only the king's favour' 23 1. 1;
negotiates with Buckingham, bp.
Morton, Reginald Bray, the dowa-
ger qu. Elizabeth, to place her
son on the throne 1. 24; her Welsh
physician Lewis 1. 30; her chapl.
Christ. Urswyke 1. 32; sends
Hugh Conway to her son with
money 24 1. 6, cf. 25 l. 1; act of
parliament disabling her, for her
share in her son's and Bucking-

ham's treason, from inheriting
lands or bearing any title, and
confiscating her estates after her
husband's death 24-26; her lands
granted in reversion 26 1. 1; her
husband to keep her without com-
pany or means of communicating
with her son 1. 25; Daniel's verses
on her 28; her title to the crown
in succession to H. vI 29 1. 7;
act of parliament 1 H. VII re-
pealing the acts against her and
giving her power to dispose of her
estates as effectually as any sole
person not covert might do 30,
31; act confirming her marriage
settlement 31 1. 11; statute sav.
ing to her her rights in the ho-
nour of Richmond l. 13; arms of
Stanley impaling her arms on a
seal of the lord and lady of the
liberty of the honour of Rich-
mond 1. 21; at the coronation of
H. VII, when she wept 'mer-
vaylously' 32 1. 1; receives grants
of lands in cos. Dorset and Somer-
set H. VII 1. 7; promotion of
her servants Chr. Urswyke and
Reg. Bray 1. 21; her attachment
to Elizabeth of York her daugh-
ter-in-law 33 1. 11; her uterine
bro. Jo. visc. Welles married to
Cecily the queen's sister 1. 18;
by patent 6 Febr. 1485 has licence
to found a chantry at Guildford
1. 22; said to have attempted to
drain the Bedford level 34 1.8;
guardian 3 Aug. 1486 of the
infant sons of the duke of Buck-
ingham with an annuity of £1000
1. 14; her ordinances respecting
the deliverance of a queen and
the christening of the child 34,
35; has grants of lands 22 Mar.
1489 35 1. 17; letter from Hat-
field to Ri. Shirley her bailiff of
Ware 36 1. 22; her almsmen and
almswomen at Hatfield 37 1. 6,
188 1. 16, 198 1. 32; i. e. Bishops
Hatfield 129 1. 28; her almshouse
at Westminster 37 1. 18; sent for
by the king on occasion of Sim-
nel's (or Warbeck's) rebellion 38
1. 3; grant to her of manors in
Essex 1. 27; attends the queen
from Greenwich to London, is a
spectator of the queen's corona-
tion at Westminster St Catharine's
1487, and of the coronation ban-
quet 39 1. 1; at mass in St Ste-
phen's Westm., and sits in the
parliament chamber at the queen's
right hand, has half estate and
the terse also' l. 11; acts of par-

liament in her favour 3 H. VII 1.
22; keeps Christmas 1487 in the
court at Greenwich and is thrice
cried largess by the heralds 1. 31;
her attire 40 1. 3; much at court
1488 41 1. 1; wears the livery of
the garter 1. 6 and 11; lives at
Torrington co. Devon and gives
to the clergyman the manor house
and lands 42 1. 5; benefactor to
the churches of Sampford Peverell
1. 9, and Dedham 1. 14; keeps
Allhallows at Windsor 1. 17; is
present at St Paul's, when a sword
and cap of maintenance, sent by
Innocent VIII, is presented to the
king 1. 20; keeps Christmas 1488
in the court at Sheen 43 1. 1; re-
sides often at Colyweston, where
she finished the house begun by
Ralph lord Cromwell 1.9, 44 n.; re-
gulation of her household and hos-
pitality 44; with the court Easter
1489 at Hertford 45 l. 1; Caxton
dedicates to her 'the hystorye
of kynge Blanchardyne' translated
from Fr. at her command 1. 4;
presents of cowmfetts, ipocras and
pike made by the corporation of
Cambridge to the countess in the
year ending 9 Sept. 1489 46 1.
29; is present at the birth of a
princess 29 Nov. 1489, who as her
godchild is named Margaret 47
1. 7; her present of a chest full of
gold 1. 16; spends Christmas 1489
and Candlemas 148 with the
court at Westminster 1. 18; pre-
sents Thos. Ridley to the churches
of Ouston and Overston 1490 48
1. 6; at Ewelme 1. 13; a letter to
the earl of Ormond, thanking
him for a pair of gloves 1. 20;
her estate at Woking, where she
is visited by the king Sept. 1490
49 1. 14; has a band of minstrels
1. 23, 56 1. 2; buys the advowson
of Swineshead 49 1. 32; at Cressy
Hall Surflet, where the bed on
which she lay was long shewn 50
1. 5; feoffees of estates to the use
of her will 1. 13; 14 June 1492
Wm. Smyth instituted to Ches-
hunt rectory on her presentation
1. 21; by act of parl. 1492 Jo.
Hayes forfeits offices and fees held
by her grant 51 1. 1; an act 1492
empowering her to enter upon
lands in Wilts and Somersetsh, as
heiress to her great uncle card.
Beaufort 1. 6; her letter (Windsor
12 Jan. 1493) to Oxford univer-
sity, begging for leave of absence
for Maurice Westbury, employed

by her to teach certain young
gentlemen at her finding 52 1. 1;
her reformations of apparel for
the time of mourning 8 H. VII 53
1. 7; the king's mother to wear
the same mourning apparel as the
queen 1. 18; the king at Coly-
weston Oct. 1493 54 l. 8; 4 Nov.
1493 payment to her chaplain for
masses 1. 12; presents Hugh Old-
ham to Swineshead rectory 3 Feb.
1493 1. 16; and Ol. Dynham to
Agmondesham rectory in 1493 1.
21; Walter Hylton's Ladder of
Perfeccion printed in 1494 by her
command 1. 24, 55 l. 1; her soul
to be prayed for on Barrow's an-
niversary at Great St Mary's
Cambridge, by covenant dated 21
Jan. 1494 55 l. 14; Wm. Smyth
made bp. of Lichfield by her in-
fluence 1494, and Hugh Oldham
presented by her to Cheshunt 1.
21; money paid to her 14 Aug.
1494 for Sir John Bracy singing
before our Lady of the pewe 56
1. I; on the eve of St Simon and
St Jude 1494 goes with the court
to Westminster, is present at the
creation of prince Henry as duke
of York Allhallows 1494, and at
the subsequent justings 1. 7; Go-
thic building over St Wenefred's
well at Holywell built or improved
by her 1. 17; the king visits her at
Latham 30 July 1495 57 1. 13;
her arms there n. 1; the king at
Colyweston 4-11 Sept. 1495 1.
15; St John's hospital in Lich-
field ordered in 1495 to pray for
the countess 58 1. 5; becomes ac-
quainted with Jo. Fisher, who
dines with her in 1495 1. 11;
Hunsdon manor granted to her
II H. VII 1. 18; her name to be
mentioned in the prayers of Jesus
coll. Cambr. founded 1496 I. 21;
31 Dec. 1496 the abbot and con-
vent of Westm. engage to provide
a monk to say mass daily, while
the world shall endure, for the
countess 1. 30; obtains licence to
endow at Winborn a chantry
priest to teach grammar and to
pray for the health of her parents'
souls and hers 59 l. 10, 120 l. 8,
121 1. 10; Mar. 1499 obtains
licence to endow four chaplains
in St George's Windsor to pray
for the souls of her parents and
ancestors and for her soul 59.1. 20;
visits Norwich with the king cir. 18
Aug. 14971.30; poet of her house-
hold 1.33; Dec.1496 and Mar. 1497

licences to found readers in theo-
logy in Oxford and Cambridge 60
1. 3; death of her uterine bro-
ther Jo. visc. Welles 9 Febr. 1497
-8 1. 24; 1 Jul. 1498 £40 paid to
her by the king cession money for
Brecknock 1. 32; the king visits
her at Colyweston 7 Sept. 1498
61 1. 3; obtains from bp. of Lin-
coln a licence to have divine offi-
ces said in her chapels 1. 5; costs
of divine service in her chapels
1. 10; holds at the font her grand-
son prince Edmond at the grey
friars Greenwich 24 Febr. 1498 1.
13; obtains a patent Io May 1499
to settle on Westm. abbey lands
to the yearly value of £150 for
the increase of the number of
chantry monks and for the found-
ation of an anniversary 64 1. 1;
appropriates to the abbey the
churches of Swineshead and Ches-
hunt 1. 7; recommends, in vain,
Tho. Maunfeld B. A. for a fellow-
ship in C.C.C.C. 1. 12; letters
written to her by the vicar of
Trumpington (not Jo. Skelton) on
behalf of Cambridge university
14989 63 1.5; the countess,
who since her mother's death was
owner of Deeping manor, pro-
cures a commission 16 H. vII to
determine the boundaries of Kes-
teven and Holland 1. 10; letter to
her son from Colyweston 14 Jan.
about the Fr. king's debt to her,
which she assures him shall, if re-
covered, be at his service 64 1. 6;
would gladly have washed the
clothes of Crusaders against the
Turks 65 1. 7; in May 1501 an
order is issued for the payment of
back rents due to the convent of
St Alban's out of her manor of
Tidburst with Kendale 1. 22; her
bailiff Hen. Whelar and auditor
Wm. Croke n. 6; recommends
Thos. Pantry as superior bedel of
arts at Oxford, who is elected 12
Oct. 1500 1. 33; writes to the
king from Calais on his birth day
St Annes [i.e. Agnes 28 Jan.]
1501 respecting the French king's
debt 66 1. 11; Wm. Wall her
lord's chaplain, whom she has
clearly discharged 1. 34; begs that
her tenants may be kept for 'my
lord of York, your faire swete
son' 671. 1; recommends the bearer
Feldying to an office in the gift of
the bp. of Ely elect 1. 13; wins a
suit against the dean of Windsor
Easter term 1501 68 1. 22; often

engaged in litigation with eccle-
siastical bodies 1. 28, cf. 50 l. 26,
65 1. 22; Ri. Ashton abbot of
Peterborough successful in an ac-
tion against her relating to the
manors of Torpel and Maxey and
lordship of West Deeping 68 1.
33; Rob. Kirkton a succeeding
abbot recovers rents due from the
lordships of Thorp Waterville and
Achurch and manor of Aldwyncle
69 1. 4; suit with Richard prior
of Tunbridge 1. 12; resides in the
bp. of Lincoln's palace at Buck-
den in summer 1501, whence (23
Aug.) she writes to Oxford uni-
versity, recommending Ri. Wot-
tone as superior bedel of divinity
1. 17; he is almost unanimously
elected, as appears from a letter
written to her by the university
16 Oct. 71 1. 1; letter written to
her 1500-1 by the vicar of Trump-
ington for Cambridge university
asking for a pension for Phil.
Morgan M.D. 1. 1o; views a pa-
geant 12 Nov. 1501 in honour of
the marriage of prince Arthur 1.
14; 15 Nov. gives a dinner to
Spanish nobles and gentry at the
Couldherber 1. 28; present at va-
rious justs, banquets, disguisings,
dances at Westm. and Richmond
21-28 Nov. 1501 73 1. 1; ap-
points Jo. Fisher cir. 1502 as her
chaplain 74 1. I; and confessor in
succession to Dr. Ri. Fitzjames
75 1. 2; bp. Oldham also her con-
fessor n. I; her mortification, de-
votion and charity l. 12; rose a
little after five 1. 15; dined on
the eating day at 10, on the fast-
ing day at 11 1. 21; said daily the
crown of our Lady, 63 aves 76 1.
8; used French books of medita-
tion 1. 10; her temperance and
fasting 1. 13; shirts and girdles
of hair 1. 27; was houshylde nearly
a dozen times a year 77 1. 3; alms
and visits to the poor l. 7; yearly
maundy n. 4; molendinary privi-
leges as lady of Deeping manor
1. 11; relaxes these rights, by
grant 14 May 17 H. VII Coly-
weston, in favour of the priory of
Deeping St James, a dependency
of Thorney abbey, which had
granted perpetual suffrages for
her soul and the soul of her son,
their friends and progenitors 781.
I; a justice of the peace 79 1. 13;
her endeavours to secure strict
justice at her own charges 1. 19;
Cambridge university and town

submit their disputes to her 80 1.
5; she calls on them to name ar-
bitrators 1. 15; award made II
July 1502 and signed by her 1.
21; by agreement 12 May 1503
future disputes during her life were
to be decided by her and by per-
sons named by her 1. 27; letter
of the university to her complain-
ing that the town refuses the vice-
chancellor as judge, has procured
a privy seal and sued certain scho-
lars and one of the bedels to the
point of outlawry 81 1. 9; another
letter from the same, acknow-
ledging her benefits and labours
in their cause and promising to
specify the articles in the compo-
sition with the town by which
they are aggrieved 82 l. 14; gifts
from the queen to her servants 13
Oct. 1502 and afterwards 83 1.
17; items in the university ac-
counts 1501-2 relating to her 1.
24; book of prayer printed by
her command and the queen's
1. 33 and n. 4; admitted to fra-
ternity with religious houses 84 1.
3; litterae sororitatis granted to
her by the prior and convent of
Durham 1502 84-5; benefactress
to the monasteries of Thorney,
Peterborough, Spalding, Croy-
land, Bourn 86 1. 1; admitted
late in 1502 member of St Ka-
therine's gild in Stamford 1. 9 and
n. 3; and of Corpus Christi gild
at Boston 87 1. i; Wm. Atkyn-
son D.D. translated by her order
the Imitation of Jesus Christ (by
Gerson or Tho. a Kempis ?) in
1502, printed by Pynson under
her auspices 27 June 1503, also
by Wynkyn de Worde 1. 3; Pyn-
son prints a corrected ed. of the
Sarum breviary at her expense 1.
17; visited by the king and prin-
cess Margaret, affianced to James
king of Scots, 5 July 1503 at
Colyweston 1. 20; ladies of her
household married, July 1503, one
at least in her domestic chapel
Colyweston 88 1. 9; charges in
Cambr. university accounts 1502
-3 for letters to her and wine
for one of her councillors, Mr
Hormeston 1. 16; conveys lands
to Westm. abbey for the endow-
ment of her divinity readers in
the two universities 1503, charters
dated 8 Sept. 89 1. 1; Dr Roper
nominated to the countess by Ox-
ford university 20 Mar. 1502-3
n. ; rules prescribed by her

for the professors 90; endow-
ments of the chairs augmented
127 1. 10; letter Greenwich 17
July from the king to the count-
ess, who by a letter sent by her
confessor Fisher had requested (1)
a general pardon, (2) leave to
change a mortmain licence for
Westminster for the benefit of
Cambr. university (by founding
Christ's college); she had made
over to the king the debt due to
her from the French king 91-93,
157 1. 34; royal licence 7 Feb.
150 empowering her to endow a
preacher in Cambr. university 93
1. 1; her charter 30 Oct. 1504
establishing the foundation, ap-
pointing John Fawne preacher,
and defining the duties of the
office 93-4; later history of the
preachership 127 1. 15; the
preacher to pray for her soul 94
1. 4; no such foundation designed
by her at Oxford 1. 21; she was
to be commemorated in the masses
established 16 July 1504 in H.
VII's chapel Westm., and the 20
anniversaries instituted by him in
cathedrals etc. 95 1. 1; her trans-
lation from Fr. in 1504 of the
fourth book of the Imitation of
Jesus Christ', printed by Pynson
and Wynkyn de Worde 1. 8; her
husband the earl of Derby dies 29
July 1504 and by his will directs
that her soul shall be prayed for
in Burscough priory Lanc. 1. 20;
the king writes to her in 1504
asking leave to promote Fisher to
a bishopric 1. 27; she procures the
bpric of Exeter for her former
chaplain Hugh Oldham 96 1. 25;
1 Apr. 1505 manors of Maxey and
Torpell conveyed to trustees for
the uses of her will; 7 Mar. 150
20s. paid to her servant by the
king for bremes' 1. 33; in 1505
gives a second 10 towards the
completion of Gt. St Mary's church
Cambridge 1. 36; visits that uni-
versity 1504-5 97 1. 5; bp.
Fisher prints at her desire a trea-
tise on the 7 penitential psalms,
first printed Pynson 1505, several
times reprinted 1. 13; vow of
chastity made by her during the
earl of Derby's life to her con-
fessor Ri. Fitzjames, renewed
after the earl's death 97-98;
17 Dec. 1505 the king founds
an annual obiit at St George's
Windsor, and directs prayers to

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be offered thereat for his mother's

soul 99 1. 1; her attention called
to the decay of God's house Cam-
bridge by bp. Fisher 100 1. 20;
by royal licence 1 May 1505 she
refounds it by the title of Christ's
college 10 1. 3; 4 May letters
patent empower her
to ap-
propriate to it the church of
Malton 1. 7; statutes framed
1506 101-3; the foundress to be
remembered in all masses 102 1.
39; chambers reserved to her 103
1. 13; 14 July 1507 the abbey of
St Mary de Pratis Creyke and the
advowson of Manobre granted to
her by letters patent and assigned
by her to the college 1. 28, 197 1.
26; other churches and manors
granted by her 104 1. 6; Fuller's
story of her crying lente, lente,
when she saw a scholar called
away for a flogging 1. 22; 2 Mar.
150% indenture between her and
the convent of Westminster, for
the foundation of two cantarists
and a converse and for an anni-
versary for her soul 105-7; grants
lands in Great Chesterford 105 1.
7; gives books, chalices, vest-
ments and ornaments, and pro-
mises more, obtains papal bulls
conferring on her masses as great
efficacy as belonged to those said
at Scala Caeli Rome 1. 12; altar
to be erected in H. vII's chapel
about her tomb 106 1. 10; charges
in Cambr. proctors' accounts 150%
for messages and a present to her,
and for writing a copy of charters
for her 107 1. 31; visits Cam-
bridge with the king 23 Apr. 1506
108 1.5; her stepson James Stan-
ley becomes bp. of Ely 5 Nov.
1506, and grants to her 11 Nov.
the next presentation to E. Der-
ham rectory 1. 10; Cambridge
university dispenses with the resi-
dence of Dr Bekynshaw, em-
ployed by her 1. 19; translates
from Fr. The Mirroure of Golde
for the sinfull soule' first printed
by Pynson cir. 1507 108-9; let-
ters written to her from Cam-
bridge university 1507-8; her
servant Holt 109 1. 32; her in-
tention to convert St John's hos-
pital into a college 110 1. 4
mentioned in an undated codicil
to her will, not in the will itself
dated 6 June 1508 n. 1; Wynkyn
de Worde her printer 1. 18;
charges in 1508-9 for letters and
gloves sent to her from Cambridge
university 1. 29; Hen. VII (+21

Apr. 1509) by will dated 29 Mar.
appointed her an exor. 111 1.8;
his funeral sermon, preached by
Fisher at St Paul's, is by her re-
quest printed by Wynkyn de
Worde 1. 13; Hen. VIII chooses
his privy council by her advice
1. 18; Henry Watson translates
through her enticement' the grete
shyppe of fooles' from Fr. 112
1. 3; 29 June 1509 dies at West-
minster I. 16; or Woking? n. 3;
buried in H. vir's chapel 1. 18;
her sufferings 1. 22; grief of her
friends and servants 113 1. 1; her
faith in transubstantiation 1. 15;
her character by bp. Fisher 113-
4; by Fuller 115 l. 1; by Lodge
1. 7; by Miss Halsted 1. 33; her
loss felt by rich and poor, learned
and religious, gentle and simple
114 1. 23; her will dated 6 June
1508, proved more than 4 y. later,
after a long chancery suit 117–
122, 129-35; her burial, reli-
gious services, masses, doles 117.
1. 5; mourning, hearses, torches,
debts, servants' wages, exors. 118
-9; foundations at Westminster
and in the universities 119 1. 23;
a close of land granted to trustees
for an anchoress at Stamford 1.
26; tomb and altars to be made
at Westminster 120 l. 6; school
and chantry at Winborn 1. 8, 121
1. 10, 127 1. 22; lands charged
with her debts, residue of estate
to be applied to the wealth of her
soul 120 l. 11; St John's coll. 1. 20,
127 1. 1; servants and almsfolk
121 1. 5; Christ's college 1. 13;
house at Malton as a refuge from
plague 1. 17; chapel furniture 1.
23; bp. Fox and Hen. Horneby
allowed to alter her will 1. 28;
vestments for Winborn minster

122 1. 4, 132 1. 13; plate for
Christ's coll. 122, 130-1; and
vestments 131; book with her
arms there 123 1. 1; sermon
preached at her month's mind by
bp. Fisher and printed by Wyn-
kyn de Worde 1. 6; reprinted by
Tho. Baker 1708 1. 15; a copy
with his MS. notes n. 3; re-
printed with these notes by Jo.
Hymers Cambr. 1840; a copy
in MS. 157 1. 31; her tomb
at Westm., the work of Pietro
Torrigiano 123-6, 200 l. 30;
Wm. Bolton, prior of St Bartho-
lomew's, controller of the work
199 l. 1, 200 l. 16, 201 1. 6; pay-
ments for the tomb 200-1; epi-

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