John Morton

Cardinal Morton : lettre from A. Ettrick, esq., 9 July 1681: 'The grant of Morton's coate was not to the cardinal, but I beleeve he like other great new clergie-men tooke the libertie to use what coate he pleased ; but about the 7th of Henry VIII (1515), the coate is granted by three heralds to one of the same family with a gratis dictum recital in the grant of a descent of a pretty many auncestors ingrafting him into the family of Bawtry (vide PJ of Bawtry) in Yorkshire. This Sir Edward Bysh shewed me in the Heralds' Office. Quod vide.