On the vellum fly-leaf are scribbled five verses of a song (xvi)
I am your man
as you may well espie
if you will be
content wt me
I am in ... (the last line is nowhere written in full).
Text begins imperfectly
For full fayne I wold do that myght you please
Yff connyng I had in it to precede
To me wold it be grete plesaunce and ease.
Yff aught here might fourge to youre wyl in dede
But barayne is my foule fanting connyng bede.
Natheles in it wil I make progresse
Euermore trustyng to youre gentilnesse.
Though that diffautes appere huge to ey
Yitt excusith me besech you hubly.
Stuck to the cover at the end is a bit of a deed
Dat. apud Sutton super Derwent predict ...
a.d. M. cccc lxxxvjto.
The parish of Elvyngton is mentioned. The document seems to relate to dilapidations of a mansio belonging to a defunct Magister Joh. Loncaster. Names of witnesses are given, and the "Officialis siue custos Jurisdiccionis de houeden" occurs.