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" French languages: the earliest known instance of the English tongue having been used in deeds, is that of the indenture between the abbot and convent of Whitby, and Robert, the son of John Bustard, dated at York, in the year 1343. The English tongue was... "
The Universal magazine - Page 141
1807
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Dictionary of dates, and universal reference

Joseph Timothy Haydn - 1857 - 758 pages
...and French languages : the carlieet known instance of the English tongue having been used in deeds is that of the indenture between the abbot and convent...John Bustard, dated at York, in the year 1343. The English tongue was ordered to be used in all law pleadings in 1364.* Ordered to be used in all law-suits...
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Dictionary of dates, and universal reference

Joseph Timothy Haydn - 1857 - 758 pages
...and French languages : the earliert known instance of the English tongue having been used in deeds is that of the indenture between the abbot and convent of Whitby and Robert, the son of John Bustnrd, dated at York, in the year 1343. The English tongue was ordered to be used in all law pleadings...
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Cyclopedia of Chronology: The World's Progress, a Dictionary of Dates: with ...

George Palmer Putnam - Chronology, Historical - 1860 - 896 pages
...French languages : the earliest known instance of the English tongue having been used in deeds, is that of the indenture between the abbot and convent...John Bustard, dated at York, in the year 1343. The English tongue was ordered to be used in all law pleadings in 1304. Ordered to be used in all law-suits...
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A Compendious History of English Literature, and of the English Language ...

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1861
...instrument produced by Rymer is dated 1368 (vii. 526) ; but an indenture in the same idiom betwixt the abbot and convent of Whitby, and Robert the son of John Bustard, dated at York in 1343, t is the earliest known." AN-QlX)-NORMA\ POETS. French metrical romances and other poetry,...
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A manual of English literature and of the history of the English language ...

George Lillie Craik - English language - 1862 - 536 pages
...instrument produced by Rymer is dated 1368 (vii. 526) ; but an indenture in the same idiom betwixt the abbot and convent of Whitby, and Robert the son of John Bustard, dated at York in 1343,f is the earliest known. "J BE-EMERGENCE OF THE EXGLISH AS A LITERARY TONGUE. French metrical...
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A Dissertation on Romance and Minstrelsy

Joseph Ritson - English poetry - 1891 - 208 pages
...English instrument, produced by Rymer, is dated 1368 ; but an indenture in the same idiom, betwixt the Abbot and convent of Whitby and Robert the son of John Bustard, dated at York in 1343, II is the earliest known ; the date of 1324, given in Whatley's translation of Rapin's Acta regia...
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