Sharington Pardon

Pardon issued to William Sharington's by Edward VI, 1549




Entry in calendar of patent rolls:
5 Nov Pardon to William Sharington, late of London, knight, alias of
Laycocke, Wilts, of treasons for which he is attainted and of all treasons
in the illicit making, fashioning, counterfeiting, washing and chipping
of money, concealments of money, felonies etc. (including unlawful
speeches) before the present date. By K. (II. 909.)

Summary of pardon:
Edward VI, by the grace of God King of England, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith... send greeting to all to whom these letters patent will come. Know that we, in consideration of £4,866 2 shillings 2 pence in full consideration of all his debts to us paid by our beloved William Sharington, knight, and in consideration of 8,000 pounds paid in ready money by the aforesaid William... we are satisfied and contented that the same William Sharington, his heirs, executors and assigns, should be acquitted and exonerated by these present letters patent... we give and grant to the aforesaid William Sharington, knight, all those lordships and manors of Lacock, Bewley, Notton, Woodrow, Seend, Sendrew, Winterborne, Charlton, Awbury, Avebury, Catcombe, Luddington, Coate and Medbourne (and other named places)... all late of the same William Sharington ... in our hands by the attainder of the said William or forfeited by him; and all deeds touching the premises. To hold to the said William Sharington ... (with certain named exceptions)... of the King in chief by the service of one knight's fee and yearly rents... and also we grant... all goods and chattels, offices, fees, wages, profits, annuities, jewels, and debts which he possessed at the time of his attainder or were forfeited by him thereupon. Provided always that these letters patent extend not to granting to the said William the office of under treasurer of the Mint in Bristol or any profit pertaining to that office.


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