Potterspury's Sanctury Seekers

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David of Aberconway was pursued by the men of the county of Buckinghamshire, for divers robberies, which he had committed, through the midst of the township of Potterspury, and for fear of arrest he took sanctury in the Church of St Leonard at Potterspury. He there comfessed that he was a thief and abjured the realm. He had no chattels. And inasmuch as he passed through the midst of the town of Potterspury and the twonship did not arrest him, they are in mercy.

Adam Telbu of Eastpury, killed Isabel, his wife at, Eastpury, 24 Edward I (1296), and afterwards took sanctury in the Church of East Pury. He there confessed the said felony and abjured the realm. His chattels were worth 6s. 2 1/2d. The jurors concealed the chattels aforesaid, therefore, they are in mercy. The first finder is dead.

John Cursum of Stormesworth, for fear of arrest took sanctury in the Church of Potterspury. He there confess that he was a thief and abjured the realm. His chattels were worth 12s. 10d.

 

 

 

         

 

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