MONYN, Thomas, of Dover, Kent.
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?s. of John Monyn* by his 1st w. m. bef. Oct. 1416, Agnes.
On 14 Apr. 1401, as a ‘King’s esquire’, Monyn was granted an annuity for life of £20 from the farm of certain property in Ireland belonging to the Knights Hospitallers. He evidently encountered difficulty in securing payment and apparently visited the province, for in July 1402 he obtained letters of attorney there as being about to return to England. He resigned the annuity in January 1406 in favour of Edward Perrers and his wife, and is not recorded in royal service subsequently.3 In May 1411 Monyn received two tuns of captured wine from the privateer, Sir John Prendergest, although he seems to have been in ignorance of its provenance. Between 1412 and 1416 he was occasionally involved in lawsuits in the town courts at Dover, but is not known to have ever held local office. In the autumn of 1416 John Monyn, his putative father, made a settlement on him and his wife of property at Buckland, Charlton and elsewhere near Dover, for which a royal licence was required owing to its tenancy in chief. He is not recorded after May 1422 when he procured a papal indult for a portable altar.4
Ref Volumes: 1386-1421
Author: A. P.M. Wright
- 1. He also represented New Romney for 23 days, being paid 45s.: Romney assmt. bk. 2, f. 74.
- 2. He also represented New Romney for 11 days: ibid. f. 80.
- 3. CPR, 1399-1401, pp. 482, 509; 1405-8, p. 122; C81/1397/50; Rot. Pat. et Claus. Hib. ed. Tresham, i. 164.
- 4. E163/6/33; Egerton 2088, ff. 161-86; CPR, 1416-22, p. 46; CP25(1)113/285/163; CPL, vii. 323.