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Cely Papers: Letter SC 1/53/153: 17 October 1482: Richard Cely the younger to George Cely

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Date: 17 Oct 1482 to 17 Oct 1482
Location: London, Englandmap
Surnames/tags: cely mydwynter
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SC 1/53/153; The National Archives, Kew, London


Hanham Transcription and Notes

Letter #197 by Alison Hanham in The Cely Letters 1472-1488.

Malden Transcription

Paper #110 by Henry Elliot Malden in The Cely Papers 1475-1488.

Out of copyright.

Jhesu Mliiijciiijxxij
Ryght whell belovyd brother I recomend me unto yow informeyng yow that thys day I resavyd a letter frome yow whryt at Andewarpe the fyrste day of Octobur the qweche I do well wnderstond and am sory that the war ys so grett in that partte ys at Hollandars may not cwm dowyn I hawhe beyn at Chepyng Nortton and sett awll thynges in good whay and wt my naym John Cely and he has gatheryd xvj sacke of fayr wholl and now heyr ys cwm Wylliam Mydwyntter byt I spake not wyth hym zeyt how that I do wt hym I chawll wryt to yow in my nexte letter howr mother ys at Bryttes zeyt myny thankyd be God the Kyng ys at the Towr and hys lordes in cwnsell dayly I pray God send ws a myrry whorllde hyt ys ruyll for a mane to scharge hym far now a days for I heyr of none ottyrans zeyffe I may departe fayr frome the bargen wt Wylliam Mydwytter that ze and I made I wyll do my beste me thynke hyt wyll be whel done for goude detturs ar sclow payars &c. I wndyrstonde be Robard Eryke that ze hafe ij fayr hawkes I whowld fayne that ze whoullde spede yow into Ingelonde whe longe sor for yow Bayard yowr hors dos whell and as for yowr zenge gray hors ronys in as good an parke as any in Essex as Levynge the bryngear of thys letter can informe yow Syr ottes be deyr and so us aull othyr corne. I hawhe resavyd yowr hangynge of yowr schamber from Wylliam Cely. No more to yow. Jhesu kepe yow. Wryt at London xvij day of Octobur.
per Rychard Cely.
Ze mwste remembyr to by canvase to packe in.

Addressed: Unto my riught whell belovyd brother George Cely merchand of the stapell at Calleys or Bregys so dd:

On the Dorse: xix letters & billes of Anno iiijxxij.

Malden Notes



By Nicholas Adams.

Right well beloved brother, I recommend myself unto you, informing you that this day I received a letter from you written at Antwerp on the first day of October, the which I do well understand, and am sorry that the war is do great in that part that Hollanders may not come down. I have been at Chipping Norton [Oxfordshire] and set all things in a good way, and with my uncle John Cely, and he has gathered 16 sacks of fair wool, and now Wylliam Mydwynter has come here, but I spoke not with him yet. How that I do with him I shall write to you in my next letter. Our mother is at Bryttes yet merry, thanks be to God. The King is at the Tower and his lords in council daily. I pray God send us a a merry world. It is evil for a man to charge him nowadays, for I hear of no sales. If I should depart far from the bargain with Wylliam Mydwynter that you and I made, I will do my best. I think it will be well done, for our debtors are slow payers etc. I understand from Robard Eryke that you have 2 fair hawks. I would desire that you would speed yourself into England. We long sorely for you. Bayard, your horse, does well, and as for your young grey horse, [he] runs in as good a park as any in Essex. As Levynge, the bringer of this letter, can inform you, Sir, oats be dear, and so is all other corn. I have received your hanging of your chamber from William Cely. No more to you. Jesus keep you. Written at London the 17th day of October.
by Richard Cely
You must remember to buy canvas to pack in.

Addressed: To be given unto my right well beloved brother George Cely, merchant of the Staple, at Calais or Brugge.

On the dorse: 19 letters & bills of ‘82.

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