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Close Rolls, Edward III: April 1354

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 10, 1354-1360. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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April 1354

April 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Pikeryng to be elected in place of Thomas de Uphalle, deceased.
April 15.
Westminster.
To Guy Seintclere, escheator in the counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon. Order to take a simple seisin in the king's name in the manors of Barnton and Ikelyngton in co. Cambridge, and not to intermeddle further therewith or with the house of St. Michael, Cambridge, or with three other houses in that town by reason of the voidance of the house by the death of the last master there, permitting the scholars of the house to have the custody of the premises, restoring to them anything which he may have levied, as at the suit of the master and scholars of the said house, beseeching the king to provide for their security, as they lately acquired, and, hold, by the king's licence, the manor of Barnton and the advowson of Barnton church, which are held of the king as of the crown of England, and afterwards the manor of Ikelyngton, also held of the king as of the honour of Boulogne, by knight service, and the king has granted of his favour that the master and scholars may hold the said manors in every voidance of the house and receive the issues and profits thereof, as fully as the king would do, if the custody thereof in voidances were reserved to the king, without the king's ministers intermeddling therewith or with the said houses, rendering 30s. at the exchequer for each voidance, saving to the king the knights' fees and advowsons pertaining to the manor of Ikelyngton, and the king wishes a simple seisin to be taken in the form aforesaid at the beginning of each voidance.
April 20.
Westminster.
To Robert de Hadham, escheator in Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle further with the bishopric of London or with the manors and goods pertaining thereto, which he took into the king's hand by reason of the death of Ralph the last bishop, but to permit the chapter of St. Paul's church, London, to have that custody after taking a simple seisin in the name of the king's royal lordship, in one of the manors of the bishopric, without taking fealty or acknowledgment from any tenant of the bishopric, delivering to the said chapter any issues received, saving to the king the knights' fees and advowsons of the bishopric and the custody of any lands and rents acquired by the bishops after the 19 December in the 11th year of the late king's reign, as on that day by a fine which the dean and chapter of St. Paul's made with the late king, he granted that they should have the custody of the bishopric and its temporalities in every voidance, saving to the king the fees and advowsons as aforesaid, and all escheats which might fall in during the voidance, so that they should be restored to the new bishop after his fealty, rendering 1,000l. for each voidance if it should endure for a whole year, and pro rata for a longer or shorter time, so that no escheator or other minister of the king should intermeddle with the bishopric or the manors or goods pertaining thereto, in time of a voidance, except to take a simple seisin in the form aforesaid at the beginning of each voidance.
The like to the following, to wit:—
John de Coggeshale, escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire.
Simon de Cudynton, escheator in Surrey and Sussex.
April 21.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to William marquis of Juliers as earl of Cambridge, or to William Muschet, his attorney, 10l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him and to the heirs of his body of 20l., to be received yearly of the issues of that county.
To the same. Order to pay to John de Lisle 50 marks for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 12 October in the 24th year of the reign of 100 marks to be received yearly of the issues of the counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon.
Membrane 24.
March 18.
Westminster.
To the keeper of the islands of Gerneseye, Jereseye, Serk and Aureneye now or for the time to be, or to him who supplies his place in the island of Gerneseye. Order to amove the king's hand from the lands which belonged to Simon de Sancto Martino in the island of Gerneseye and not to intermeddle further therewith, permitting Michael de Sancto Martino to enter them and to dispose freely thereof, as the king ordered John Mautravers, then keeper of those islands, or him who supplied his place in the island of Gerneseye and the bailiff and jurats of that island to take diligent information and to certify him when and by whom those lands were taken into the king's hand, their owner, value, the next heir and his age, and they returned that it was found by inquisition that Simon held the office of the deanery of Gerneseye under the bishop of Coutances in Normandy, diocesan of the place, at the time when Thomas de Ferariis had the custody of the said islands by the king's commission, during certain truces then begun between the king and those of France, crossed to the parts of Normandy to restore that office to the bishop, his superior, by his order, and after he had crossed the truces were broken, whereby Simon could not return at will and by reason of his non return the said lands were seised into the king's hand by Thomas, and when Simon returned to the said island after the taking of the first truces, as the king's liege, Thomas, being informed thereupon, restored the said lands to him and Simon died seised thereof as of his fee and right, and after his death John Mautravers, then keeper of the islands, reseized the lands into the king's hand of his own will, without judgment or award of the jurats and without Simon's heirs being vouched thereto, and they are still in the king's hand, and together with a mill, now in ruins, they are worth 20s. yearly as in money, rent of wheat and other incomings, and that Michael de Sancto Martino is Simon's kinsman and next heir and aged twentythree years and more, and now Michael has besought the king to cause the lands to be delivered to him as his right and inheritance. By K. and C.
April 6.
Westminster
To Henry Picard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to Joan de Carrue 6 tuns of wine of the king's right prise in that port, for the present year, in accordance with the king's grant to her yearly during pleasure, which the king afterwards, on 22 April in the 14th year of the reign, granted to her for life, paying to the butler what he should pay in the king's name to the merchants from whom the wine is taken.
April 8.
Westminster.
To John de Weston, Richard de Causton, Richard de Preston and Richard de Wycombe, lately appointed to arrest all the goods and chattels and debts of merchants of the Hanse of Almain in London. Order to cause two barrels of steel which belonged to Hildebrand Suderman, merchant of the said Hanse, arrested by them by virtue of their commission, to be appraised and to deliver them to John de Colon[ia] for the king's use, so that he may answer therefor at the king's will. By K.
April 11.
Westminster.
To John de Coggeshale, escheator in Essex. Order to cause William son and heir of Henry de Ferariis to have seisin of the manor of Fayrstede in that county, delivering the issues thereof to him, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas de Ferariis held the said manor for life of Henry's demise, with reversion to Henry, and that the manor is held in chief as of the honour of Peverel, in the king's hand, by the service of one knight, and on 17 March last, William having proved his age and his homage being taken, the king rendered to him all the lands of his inheritance, then in the king's hand by the death of Henry his father and of Isabel his mother.
April 15.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorney 90l. 8s. 2¾d. for Easter term last, as, to support the honour of earl, the king granted to him 400l. in that port, 150l. in the port of Boston and 150l. in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, to be received yearly to himself and the heirs male of his body, by the hands of the collectors of customs in those ports, until certain lands which others then held for life, the reversion whereof was granted to the earl, should come into his hands, and on 26 July in the 21st year of the reign the king ordered that he should have livery of the castle, manor and town of Staunford and the manor and town of Grantham which John de Warenne, earl of Surrey, held for life, and on 26 November in the same year of the castle and manor of Okham co. Rutland and the shrievalty of that county which Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, and Margaret his wife held for life of the king, to the value of 519l. 3s. 6½d. yearly, and the king granted that William should receive the remaining 180l. 16s. 5½d. yearly of the issues of the customs in the port of London.
To the same. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorney 37l. 11s. for Easter term last, as the king similarly granted to him and to the heirs male of his body the reversion of the castle, manor and town of Staunford, and of the manor and town of Grantham co. Lincoln, which John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, held for life, to the value of 225l. 6s. yearly, in part satisfaction of 1,000l. of land and rent with which the king promised to provide him, and ordered that he should have livery thereof, but afterwards Joan late the wife of the said earl of Surrey recovered against William before the justices of the Bench a third part of the manors of Staunford and Grantham, as her dower, as appears by the record and process of the recovery which the king caused to come before him into his chancery, and the said third part was delivered to Joan on Monday after the Invention of the Holy Cross in the 25th year of the reign, by the sheriff of Lincoln, as he has certified in chancery, and the king wishes the earl to be recompensed for what has been so recovered out of his hands, which extends to 75l. 2s. yearly, and has granted that he shall receive that sum yearly of the issues of the customs in the port of London until the third part comes into his hand by Joan's death.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton or to his attorney 100l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him and to the heirs male of his body of 200l. to be received yearly by him and the heirs male of his body of the ferm or issues of London, until certain lands which others hold for life, revert to his hands.
The like to the sheriff of Essex to pay 50l. for the same term of 100l. granted to the earl of the issues of that county.
To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to the said earl or to his attorney 10l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20l. to be received yearly of the ferm or issues of that county.
Memorandum that on 28 September the said earl had five other writs under the same form to pay him such fee for Michaelmas term.
April 16.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Berkele and his fellows, justices appointed to enquire concerning the excesses of labourers, serjeants and artisans in the county of Gloucester and to John Tracy and his fellows, collectors of the three years' tenth and fifteenth for the present year in that county. Order to deliver 4l. 16s. 8d. which are in arrear of the said tenth and fifteenth for the first year, to John Savage and his fellows, collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in that county for the first year, of the issues of the extracts of fines, redemptions, amercements and issues of labourers, serjeants and artisans in that county, so that answer may be made to the king for the said tenth and fifteenth entire. By C.
Oct. 10.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the demand made upon John de Sutton of Essex for finding men at arms, hobelers or archers for the king's passage or for paying any sums of money for that cause, as John was appointed, with other lieges, to keep the maritime land in the county of Essex, in the 20th year of the reign at the time of the king's passage to parts beyond the sea, when he landed at Hogges in Normandy with his army, and he stayed upon that custody during all the time that the king was in parts beyond the sea and while the custody of that land was made, with his household and all his posse, as the king has learned by trustworthy testimony.
Membrane 23.
April 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to Nicholas de Lovayne and to Margaret his wife, late the wife of John de Pulteneye, a third part of 100 marks yearly of that city as her dower, and to pay the remaining two parts to them as nearest to John's heir, for the heir's use, as it is found by an inquisition taken after the death of John de Pulteneye by John Lovekyn, sometime mayor of London and escheator there, that John de Pulteneye at his death had a yearly rent of 100 marks which the king granted to him and his heirs male, to wit 50 marks of Queenhithe and 25 marks of the ferm of the city, and that William, John's son, is his next heir and was aged nine years on 20 March in the 24th year of the reign, and it appears by inspection of the letters patent that the king granted the 100 marks to John and his heirs male as aforesaid.