Close Rolls, Edward II: September 1308

Pages 76-77

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward II: Volume 1, 1307-1313. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1892.

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September 1308

Sept. 1.
To the bailiffs of John de Britannia, earl of Richmond, at Boston. Order to deliver to John Aleyn, merchant of Great Yarmouth, the goods of the merchants of the towns of Bruges, du Dam of Sluys (de Exclusis) and Ardenburgh and other parts of Flanders, which they certified the king they had arrested in execution of his order to arrest goods to the value of 110l., to wit a ship of Peter Reyner, of Sluys, valued at 8 marks, cloth of Hugh Knot, of Oseburgh, valued at 41l. 13s. 4d., cloth of William Jonk, of the same, valued at 26l. 10s., cloth of Henry Taille, of Ardenburgh, valued at 36l. 10s., to be taken by the said John in satisfaction of the damages of 110l.; which damages he suffered by the loss of his ship and all its tackle (attilio) called 'the great cog (coga) of St. Mary of Great Yarmouth' freighted (frettatam) with goods in the port del Swyn for the purpose of bringing them to Southampton, which was seized against the will of the master and mariners by the bailiffs and échevins (scabinos) of the towns of Bruges, du Dam, Sluys and Ardenburgh, who ejected the men from the said ship, carried away its cargo, and detained it for a long time from the said John; whereupon the late and the present king wrote to R. count of Flanders, asking him to do justice to the said John; upon whose neglect to do so the present king ordered the bailiffs of Boston aforesaid to arrest goods of Flemish merchants, as above. They are to take security from the said John to answer for the goods so delivered to him in case any one claim them.
Aug. 24.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause a coroner to be elected in place of William de la Haye, who is insufficiently qualified.
Sept. 8.
To Walter de Gloucester, escheator this side Trent. Order to assign to Matilda, late the wife of Robert de Sancto Claro, tenant in chief, dower of his lands, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence, the king wishing to do her special favour because she is so grievously ill (tam gravi languore detinetur) that she cannot work.
Sept. 21.
Henry de Thornton, of Aldrinton, imprisoned in the king's prison of Lewes for the death of William Carlemot, has letters of bail to the sheriff of Sussex.
Sept. 30.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to acquit the abbot of Certeseye of 10l. owing to the king of his predecessor's debts, the king having pardoned him the same.
By K. on the information of W. de Melton.