1. The record is in the Refectorer's Roll for the year 1508-9: 'Md quod Domina Margareta comitissa de Richemond obiit Anno domini Ml°ccccc ix° penultimo die mensis Iunii apud Westm in hospicio Abbatis vocato le Cheynygates' (Westminster Abbey).
2. Lady Margaret's will (archives of St. John's College) was dated the 6th June 1508. It was printed in Nichols and Hymers's Royal Wills. Cooper, Appendix, pp. 129-36, gives six pages of legacies, bearing date the 15th Feb. 1509. Miss Halsted gives extracts (p. 242, app.). She left to Fisher 'a paire of gilt pottes compase aboute like a hopp graven with portculious and margarettes' and a gold salt-cellar. She had given him a considerable sum of money just before her death (Lewis, Life of F'isher, i. 16).
3. Stanley, Memorials of Westminster Abbey, p. 170. A copy of the effigy was presented to the Chapel of Lady Margaret Hall by Miss Wordsworth and the students.
4. Westminster Abbey Guide, by Mrs. A. Murray Smith and Mrs. Henry Birchenough, p. 59.
5. Archaeologia, lxvi, p. 371. The Master of St. John's College, in his account of the contracts for the tomb of Lady Margaret, says: 'Perhaps we may put the steps of the process as follows; Bolton conceived the general idea, summoned to his aid Meynnart Wewick the painter, referred to as Maynard, and also as the Frenchman, perhaps a Fleming, he drew alternative patterns of which one was selected and two copies of this were painted on canvas, of which one was handed to Torrigiano, the artist-artificer'. The original grate surrounding the tomb was made by Cornelius Symondson.
6. Margaretae * Richemondiae * septimi * Henrici * matri * octavi * aviae * quae * stipendia * constituit * trib * hoc * coenobio * monachis * et * doctori * grammatices * apud * Wynborn * perq: Angliam * totam * divini * verbi * praeconi * duob: item * interpraetib: litterar * sacrar * alteri * Oxonis * alteri * Cantabrigiae * ubi * et * collegia * duo * Christo * et Joanni * discipulo * ejus * struxit * moritur * An: Domini * MDIX * iii kal * Julii.
Erasmus was paid 20s. 'for the ephitaff aboute my ladies tombe' (Executors' accounts; Cooper, p. 200).