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1922 COMMUNITAS VILLAE 413 [Then lower down and in a different hand and ink :] Hec sunt nomina nouem hominum eligendorum ad fl[est]a * . . . An- noque regni regis Henrici septimi vicesimo lohannes Hayward Ricardus T.ken . . . W[ill]y[amson] Ricardus Tyme Thomas Yermouth Ricardus . . . Ricardus Colyn Thomas Carry lohannes . . . TOWCESTER PRECEPT 2 Uniuersis Sancte Matris ecclesie filiis ad quorum noticiam- presentes litere peruenerint, Ricardus de touecestr', lohannes frater eius, Thomas Sawndres, lohannes Joseph, Willelmus Gille, lohannes fiorester, lohannes Galp, lohannes Dauentre, Thomas Possel, Galfridus Gregory, lohannes Kide & lohannes Gregory cum tota comunitate ville de Touecestr' Salutem in eo qui est omnium vera salus. Nouerit uniuersitas vestra nos unanimi consilio tocius ville predicte ordinasse ac constituisse certos veros & legiti- mos procurators nostros ad recipiendum & colligendum fidelium elemosinas ad reparacionem & emendacionem cuiusdam pontis existentis iuxta hospitale et capellam fundata in honorem Sancti Leonardi ad finem dicte ville de Touecestr' vulgariter nuncupative Northbrughge Ad cuius pontis emendacionem omnibus Christi fidelibus de bonis a domino sibi collatis aliquid conferentibus legantibus vel procurantibus aliquod boni indul- gencia postscripta conceditur videlicet de domino lohanne Episcopo lincolniensi 3 .xx. dies. A domino Waltero Couentriensi & Lichefeldensi Bpiscopo 4 .xx. dies. A domino Waltero Cantuariensi Archiepiscopo 5 .xx. dies. A domino Rogero Episcopo Sarisburiensi 6 .xx. dies A domino Henrico lincolniensi Episcopo 7 .xx. dies. A domino Roberto Sarisburiensi Episcopo 8 .xl. dies, hec uniuersitati vestre notificamus rogantes quatenus premissis fidem adhibere velitis & procurators nostros harum baiulos. benigne recipere & eos pias Christi fidelium elemosinas ad reparacionem & emendacionem dicti pontis caritatiue colligere & secum asportare sufferre curetis. In quorum testimonium quilibet nostrum per se singillatim hiis sigillum suum apposuit. Datum apud Toucestr' die lune in ebdomada Pasche Anno domini Millesimo. ccc.lx. sexto [Seal-tag, but the seal has gone.] Twelve Medieval Ghost-stories THESE stories were I believe first noticed in the recent Catalogue of the Royal Manuscripts, where a brief analysis of them is given which may well have excited the curiosity of others besides myself. All that Casley has to say of them in the old catalogue is ' Exemplaria apparitionum spirituum (saec.) xv '. I took an early opportunity of transcribing them, and I did 1 Two or three words missing. 2 Fermor-Hesketh Collection, A. i. 7. John Dalderby, 1300-29. Walter de Langton, 1296-1322. 5 Walter Reynolds, 1313-28. Roger de Martiral, 1315-30. 7 Henry Burgherah, 1329-42. 8 Robert WyvUle, 1339-75.