Miscellaneous Medieval References : Including Richard de Tonge (1300
- 1378), Hugh de Tonge (Yorks.), Thomas de Tonge (monk, of
Shrops., 1342), Robert de Tong, John de Tong (of Yorks., 1408)
London: - Calendar of Coroners Rolls, City of London, 1300-1378
The monks of Kirstall received one carucate of land in Cliviger with all
the villiens there, Siward the carpenter cum tota sequela sua, and the
services of Hugh de Tong. (foot note: Mowbray Charters, no, 66; EYC, VI, no.
43; Kirstall Coucher, nos. 275, 296; EYC, III, no. 1766; cf. the remarks of
Hill, English Cistercian Monasteries, p. 67)
An unnamed abbot was murdered in 1342. His accused murderer, brother Thomas
de Tonge, monk of Buildwas [Note: Cistercian abbey of Buildwas in Shropshire
SJT], placed in monastic prison, from which he broke out. Writ for arrest 12
Sept. 1342; papal mand. to reconcile 20 Nov. 1343; yet another writ for arrest
18 Aug. 1344 (CPR 345-48, p.110; Logan, Runaway Religeous,
Robert de Tong, who had served Eleanora for some time in the capacity of
clerk of the household, was promoted to the dignity of her treasurer; and, as
such, was appointed to draw out a list of those persons who intended to
accompany the princess abroad, and give it to the parties employed in
providing the vessels, that they might know the extent to which such provision
was requisite. He was likewise deputed to pay her expenses and those of her
attendants, up to the time of their quitting England; these amounted to 1635
marks, exclusive of the money paid for her passage. She was attended by
William, Lord Zouch of Mortimer, and Sir Constantine Mortimer, who afterwards
became her household steward; also be here treasurer, Robert Tong, eight
knights, two ladies, a chamber-woman, a washerwoman, and one hundred and
thirty-six men servants, amongst whom are mentioned four minstrels, two
esquires, six pages, a salterer, poulterer, and two sumpterers. They had in
their train fifty hourses.
In the account of the Feodary of the Hon' of Pontefract, 10 H. 4 (1408-9).
DDD. 70. OF the Relief of John, son and heire of John de Tonge for halfe a
Kt's fee in Tonge, Hundsworth & Thornshill, L.