This Day in History: 1486-03-01

On 1st March 1486, John of Pontefract (or Gloucester), illegitimate son of Richard III, was granted an annual income of twenty pounds sterling (nearly £24,000 in today’s money) by Henry VII. This was ‘issuing from the revenues of the lordship or manor of Kyngestonlacy, parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, in co. Dorset’. Kingston Lacy had once belonged to Henry de Lacy.