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Close Rolls, Edward I: April 1297

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward I: Volume 4, 1296-1302. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.

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April 1297

April 1.
Ford.
To John de Lythegr[eyns], escheator beyond Trent. Order not to intermeddle with the lands that are of the inheritance of Sibyl, late the wife of Laurence de Sancto Mauro, tenant in chief, or with the lands that are of her dower of the lands that belonged to Roger de Lumeleye, her first husband, which the escheator has taken into the king's hands by reason of Laurence's death, retaining in the king's hands until otherwise ordered the other lands whereof Laurence was seised in his demesne as of fee at his death. By K.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit William de Hockele and William son of William de Monte Rivelli of 100s. at which the former was amerced before Roger Lestrange (Extraneo) and his fellows, justices last in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. Wilts, for his trespass in taking a hart in the king's forest of Chuyt without the king's licence, for which amercement William de Monte Ryvelli, lately deceased, became surety to the king, which sum is now exacted from his son, as the king has pardoned William de Hockele this amercement.
April 1.
Ford.
Henry de Inkepette, imprisoned at Canterbury for the death of William de Inkepette, wherewith he is charged, has letters to the sheriff of Kent to bail him.
April 5.
Exeter.
To the sheriff of Devon. Order to deliver in bail to twelve mainpernors John Tulke, imprisoned at Exeter for the death of Mariota Uppehille, wherewith he is charged, as the king learns by the record of Philip Maubaunk and William de Stanton, justices appointed to deliver Exeter gaol, that he slew her by mischance.
April 7.
Ilsington (Ilstington).
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to restore to John le Bygod, clerk, the manor of Skeldingtho[r]p and all his other lay fees in that bailiwick and the goods and chattels in them, although the king lately ordered the sheriff to take them into his hands and to cause them to be sold by the view of him whom Hugh le Despenser should depute by his letters patent for this purpose, so that the sheriff might answer therefor to the exchequer.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to restore to the abbess and sisters of the order of St. Clare without London all their lay fees and the goods and chattels in them, which the sheriffs have taken into the king's hands by virtue of his order to take into his hands the lay fees of the clergy, [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 695.]
April 10.
Buckfastleigh.
To the bailiffs of Southampton. The king, pitying the poverty of the sixteen Normans arrested by the bailiffs in that town because they are Normans, orders the bailiffs to release them if they have been arrested solely for this reason. By K.
April 11.
Plympton.
To the sheriff of Devon. Order to release the chaplains lately arrested by him for the publication of a sentence and for other trespasses against the king and his crown, upon their finding security to make amends to the king for the trespasses aforesaid, if there be any, when the king wish to speak against them, in accordance with what the king has enjoined upon the sheriff by word of mouth.
The like to the sheriff of Cornwall, omitting the last clause.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause John de Bello Campo, king's yeoman, to have respite until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next for the 25 marks 10s. 7d. due from him to the exchequer for the debts of his ancesters.
April 15.
Plympton.
To Thomas de Snyterton and Thomas de Seggeford. Order to restore to brother James called 'Copyn' of the order of the Hospital, the envoy of the king of Denmark, all the money [arrested] by Nicholas de Holm and Robert de la Roche, keepers of the port of Holm and Hunstanston, co. Norfolk, in the hands of the said James in a cog (coga) of Denmark, which lately arrived in the said port of Holm on account of stress of weather (per maris intemperiem), which sum was delivered to Thomas and Thomas by the said keepers.
To Nicholas de Holm and Robert de la Roche, keepers of the ports of Holm and Hunstanston, co. Norfolk. Order to restore to the said James and to certain merchants of Flanders and Almain all the goods and wares lately arrested by them in the aforesaid cog in the hands of James, the envoy of the king of Denmark and of certain merchants of Flanders and Almain, and to restore to them also the cog.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Hugh de Mortuo Mari to have respite until the coming parliament at Lincoln for the 347l. 7s. 2d. due to the king at the exchequer from him for the debts of his ancestors, as the king has granted him this respite in order that there may then be done what he shall then cause to be considered by his council. By K.
To the bailiffs of Ravenesere. Order to restore to Dodinus, citizen and merchant of John, count of Holland, the king's son, of Staveren (Stauria), his ship called 'Cog Godyer,' which lately came to Scarborough together with certain other ships and was afterwards taken to the port of Ravenesere by the king's licence, and to restore all its tackle. The king makes this order at the count's request. By K.
Membrane 16.
April 17.
Plympton.
To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to release Master Clement de Rupe, Master Ralph de Treredenek, William, vicar of the church of St. Sennen (Senara), Master Marsilius, John, vicar of St. Paul, Reginald, vicar of St. Crewyn (Crewenna), David, chaplain of the church of St. Burian (Beriana), Ralph, chaplain of the church of St. Gwinear (Winieri), Richard, vicar of the church of Launantha, John le Petit, parson of the church of St. Mellion (Melani), Richard, vicar of Morwinstowe, Peter, chaplain of Kylkampton, Robert, vicar of the church of Stratton, Sampson, vicar of the church of Pokkewille, Philip, vicar of the church of Launceles, Robert, chaplain of Marwinchurche, Richard, chaplain of Wyke, William, chaplain of Jacobstowe, Thomas, chaplain of Wyteston, Richard, chaplain of Tamerton, Payn, chaplain of Boyton, Master Richard de Toliford, Simon, chaplain of Eglosros, Nicholas, vicar of the church of St. Austell (Austolo), John, vicar of the church of St. Cleer (Claro), Philip, vicar of the church of St. Winnow (Wynnoco), Gilbert, vicar of the church of Dynloo, Reginald, chaplain of Lanreython, William Glyse, chaplain of Antone, John, chaplain of Esse, John Olivere, chaplain of St. Dominick (Dominica), Vincent, chaplain of Suthylle, Richard, vicar of the church of St. David, and William, vicar of the church of St. Gennys (Genasio), who are imprisoned at Launceveton for the publication of a papal letter, as it is said, if William de Bodrigan, archdeacon of Cornwall, will mainpern before the sheriff to have them before the king at his will to make amends for the trespasses, if they have committed any, against the king in this behalf. The sheriff is ordered not to omit to do this by reason of any other writ previously directed to him to take mainprise from them for this matter. [Prynne, Records, iii, p. 700.]
To the bailiffs of Ravenesere. Order to deliver to John de Ravenesere, John son of Adam, John le Dekne, and William son of Hugh de Baumburgh, burgesses of Waynflet, one of the ships that lately arrived in the port of that town and that are arrested in the king's name as forfeited to him, together with all its tackle, retaining in the king's hands the ships of men and merchants of Flanders, Holland, and Brabant and of others of the king's affinity and friendship, as the king has granted a ship to John and the others named above in recompence for a ship lately lost by them in the king's service and for their good service to the king.
April 19.
Plympton.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the rolls that William de Valencia, the king's uncle, late captain of the king's army of West Wales of the tenth year of the reign, delivered in his life to the exchequer, and if they ascertain thereby that William Martyn did his service in William's company in that army for the knights' fees that he holds of the king, to cause him to be acquitted of the scutage that they exact from him for that army.
April 20.
Plympton.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king by his charter granted to William Burnell, provost of Wells, the houses in Oxford that belonged to Moses son of Jacob de Lond[onia], a Jew, in the parish of St. Aldate, and the house that was the Jews' synagogue (scola Judeorum) in that town, and the houses that belonged to Margalicia, late the wife of Vives de Gloucestria, a Jewess, in the same town, and the houses that belonged to Bonefei son of Lumbard de Crekelad, a Jew, in the parish of St. Martin in the same town, and the houses that belonged to Sarah, late the wife of Benedict Levesqe, a Jewess, in the parish of St. Aldate in the same town, and the houses that belonged to Floria la Vedue, a Jewess, in the same town, and the houses that belonged to Benedict de la Corner, a Jew, in the same parish, and the houses that belonged to Pya, late the wife of Benedict Caus, a Jewess, in the same parish, and the houses that belonged to Avegaya, daughter of Benedict de Wyntonia, a Jewess, in the same parish, and the houses that belonged to Samuel de Bercamsted, a Jew, in the same parish, which are in the king's hands as his escheats by reason of the exile of the said Jews and Jewesses from the realm, and which are extended at 10l. 8s. 7d., to have and to hold to William and his heirs or to whomsoever he may give or assign them, in accordance with the custom of that town, rendering therefor 6d. a year by the hands of the bailiffs of that town and doing to the other lords the services therefor due, as contained in the king's charter: the king orders them to cause William to be acquitted of all debts and arrears exacted from him for the said houses or for any of them for all the time up to the date of the charter aforesaid, and to permit him to hold the houses in peace, releasing to him any distraint that they may have made for the debts and arrears aforesaid. By K.
To the same. Order to release the demand made upon William Martyn, grandson (nepoti) and heir of Nicholas son of Martyn, tenant in chief, for the scutage of three knights' fees for the king's army of Wales in the fifth year of his reign, as Nicholas was with the king by his order for the service of three fees, which he then acknowledged to the king, as appears by the rolls of the marshalsea.
To the keeper of the king's park of Pederton. Order to cause Robert son of Payn to have in that park six oaks fit for timber, of the king's gift. By K.
To Robert de Tateshale and the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Whereas the king learns that certain ecclesiastical persons of those counties are indicted before them or one of them of publishing a certain papal letter and of certain contempts and trespasses, for which reason certain of them are imprisoned and certain of them have hitherto deferred rendering themselves to the king's prison from fear of imprisonment: the king, wishing to act graciously towards them in this behalf, provided that they have his protection, orders Robert and the sheriff to receive such security from those thus indicted as they can find conveniently to make amends to the king for the contempts and trespasses aforesaid, if there be any, when he shall speak with them concerning this matter, and then to cause them to be released from prison, and to permit the other persons thus indicted and not yet imprisoned, when they shall have come to Robert and the sheriff and found such security before them, to be in peace in the meantime. It is provided that such security shall be received from those clerks who have the king's protection and not from others.
April 24.
Plympton.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Richard son of Alan, earl of Arundel, to have respite until the king's next arrival in London for all the debts due from him to the exchequer.
The like 'de verbo ad verbum' in favour of James de la Plaunche.