(Sir) William Farndale, was Vicar of Doncaster between about 1360 and 1420. See
Deeds below; [Note ‘Sir’ was used when referring to a vicar].
Transfer of land; ‘Know men present and to come that I
Robert Ripers of Loversall
have given, granted, and by this my present charter confirmed to Sir William
Farndale, chaplain, 5 acres of land with appurtenances lying in the fields of
Loversall, extending from the meadows of the Wyke
to the Kardyke, of which 1 acre 1 rood lie in Wykefield between the land of Robert son of John son of
William, son of Robert on both sides. And 2 1/2 acres lying in the Midelfild between my own land on the west and the land of
Richard son of Robert on the east. And 1 rood lying in Wodfild
between my own land on the west and the land of John of Wakefield on the
east. To have and to hold the said 5 acres of land with appurtenances to the
said William and his heirs and assigns, freely, quietly, well and in peace,
from the chief lords of the free by the services then owed and customary by
right. And I, said Robert, and my heirs, will warrant the said 5 acres with
appurtenances to the said Sir William, his heirs and assigns against all men
for ever. In witness whereof I have affixed my seal to this present charter.
These being in witness; Sir John of Loversall,
Chaplain; William Vely, Robert Clerk, Richard Rilis, John son of William son of Roger and others. Given
at Loversall on Thursday after the Feast of St
Nicholas, 42 Edward III. (7 Dec 1368).’
Transfer of Land; ‘Know men present and to come that I,
William Farndalle, Vicar of the Church of Doncastre, have given, granted and by this present
charter confirmed to John Burton of Waddeworth, his
heirs and assigns 5 acres of land with appurtenances lying in the fields of Loversall. Viz, those 5 acres of land which I had as gift
and feoffment of Robert Ryppes of Loversalle and which extend from the meadows of the Wyke
to the Kardyke as the charter drawn up for me by
Robert Ryppes more fully sets out. To have and to
hold the said 5 acres of land with appurtenances to the said John Burton, his
heirs and assigns from the chief of the lords of the fee by the services
thence owed and customary by right. And I William Farndalle
and my heirs will warrant the said 5 acres of land with appurtenances to the
said John Burton, his heirs and assigns against all men for ever. In witness
whereof I have affixed my seal to this present charter. These being
witnesses; John Yorke of Loversalle, Robert Oxenford of Loversalle, William
Ryppes of the same, John Millotte
of the same, William Clerk of the same and many others. Given at Loversalle 6 April 3 Henry IV. (6 April 1402).
[Note1: If William de Farndale, Chaplain of Loversalle, was 60 when the second transfer was made,
then he was born about 1342 and would have been about 26 when the first
transfer was made.
Note 2: Loversall is a parish 3.5
miles SW of Doncaster WR of Yorks. It has 2,174 acres and a population of
189. Contains L Hall. Seat].
On 8 Jan 1396/7 William Farndale, priest presented by the
same on the death of Alan Rasyn.
[Note; Not certain to be this William but at the age of
about 54 he fits].