Deed of foundation of the fraternity or perpetual guild of St John the Baptist at Thaxted
Level: Category
Estate and Family records
Level: Fonds
Level: Sub-Fonds
Scope and Content:
Deed by John Hasilwode of Thaxted, only survivor of those granted licence (letters patent, recited) by King Edward IV at the instance of his mother Cecily, Duchess of York, 4 December 1480.

Appoints Richard Aleyn, William Moore alias William Taylour, Nicholas Gase and Thomas Hasilwode, all of Thaxted, guardians; and Miles Hodgeson, vicar of Thaxted, John Cutte, knight, John Swift, John Abirford, John Steyke, Richard Dalton, John Glover, John Cokett, Thomas Longe, Henry Hamond, the Lady Elizabeth wife of John Cutte, knight, Elizabeth, wife of John Swift, Agnes Holte, widow, Agnes, wife of Richard Aleyn, Alice, wife of William Moore, Agnes, wife of Nicholas Gase, Juliana, wife of Thomas Hasilwode, Alice, wife of John Abirford, Agnes, wife of John Steyke, Alice, wife of Richard Dalton, Margaret wife of John Glover, Isabel, wife of John Cokett, Alice, wife of Henry Hamond, all of Thaxted, John Veer [de Vere], Earl of Oxford, Robert Sowltywell. knight, and wife Ursula, Robert Tyrell, knight, and wife Elizabeth, John Grene, and wife Agnes of Little Sampford, William Mordaunt, esquire, and wife Anne of Hampstead, and John Smith, gentleman, and wife Alice of Chaureth, brethren and sisters of the guild.

Unsigned; red wax seal, intact but indecipherable.
Dates of Creation:
27 June 1507
1 membrane
Physical Characteristics:
Parchment. Ink flaking in places.
Existence of Copies:
A digital image is available, although not online.
Related Unit of Description:
For the rules laid down by the licence to found, see Calendar of Patent Rolls, 1476-1485, page 227, where it is enrolled under the date 29 November 1480.