The petitioner asks for a grant of the tenth penny and will certify to the king what more certain mines are worth. He shows that he has discovered mines of lead and silver in many of the places of Cumberland and Westmorland, from which the king will derive much profit if he will undertake the expense.
Nature of endorsement:
Let this petition be shown to the treasurer and he will enact this business, which is to the king's profit.Coram domino Rege.
Dated by Fraser, Northern Petitions, p.106 (no.72).
Northern Petitions Illustrative of Life in Berwick, Cumbria and Durham in the Fourteenth Century, Ed. C.M. Fraser, (Surtees Society, vol. CXCIV, 1981), p.106 (no.72) (summary of petition with references)