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Close Rolls, Edward III: May-July 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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May-July 1354

May 16.
Westminster.
To John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Warwick. Order to take the fealty of John Wychard son of Thomas Wychard in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents and to deliver to him a messuage and 2 virgates of land in Conyngeston in that county together with the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas held the said messuage and land in chief in his demesne as of fee at his death by the service of saying five times a day the Pater noster and Ave Maria for the souls of the king's progenitors, kings of England, and for the souls of all the faithful departed, and that John is his next heir and was aged ten years at Christmas last.
May 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Robert Fynk, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Richard Broune, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 12.
Westminster.
To Michael de Namchal, prior of Arundel, and Henry de Haydok clerk, fermors of the lands of the abbot of Holy Trinity, Lucerne, an alien, in the county of Sussex. Order to deliver to John de Goseden, the king's yeoman, the said lands, as on 7 May last the king granted the lands of the said abbot in the towns of Northmundham, Compton and Welegh in that county, which are in the king's hand by reason of the war with the adversaries of France, to hold during the said war, without rendering anything to the king therefor.
May 20.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to pay to William de la Pole 130 marks for Whitsun term last, as on 27 September in the 13th year of the reign the king granted by charter to William to maintain the estate of banneret, that the king would provide him with 500 marks of land or rent yearly in England, and the king granted to him certain lands to the value of 240 marks yearly in part satisfaction thereof, desiring that he should receive the remaining 260 marks of the issues of the customs in that port.
May 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause the prior of Tonebrigg to have seisin of a messuage and a moiety of an acre of land in Speldherst which John Leggy held who was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said messuage and land have been in the king's hand for a year and a day, that John held them of the prior, and that John de Frenyngham, late sheriff of that county, had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king.
May 2.
Westminster.
To John de Weston, Richard de Causton, Richard de Preston and Richard de Wycombe, appointed to arrest all the goods and chattels and debts of merchants of the Hanse of Almain in the city of London. Order to deliver by indenture, to John de Colon[ia], the king's yeoman, the goods and chattels which belonged to Hildebrand Suderman, arrested by them, informing the king of the quantity of the said goods and of the value at which they were heretofore appraised, as John has mainperned to answer at will for such value. By K. and C.
May 12.
Westminster.
To Guy de Seint Cler, escheator in the county of Cambridge. Order to resume into the king's hand a rent of 16l. of Nicholas Damory and Eleanor his wife, in Fulbourn, and to restore it without delay to Nicholas and Eleanor, as the king ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken that rent into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had so taken it because it was found by inquisition of his office that Alan la Zouche at his death was seised of that rent in his demesne as of fee, by reason of the minority of Hugh, his son and heir, in the king's wardship, and he delivered the rent to John de Bello Campo, to whom the king committed the custody of the lands which are of the inheritance of the said heir, to hold until he should come of age, and Nicholas and Eleanor assert that the said rent is parcel of the manor of Fulbourn, in which Eleanor was jointly enfeoffed with Alan, formerly her husband, and on 12 December in the 20th year of the reign, on its being found by inquisition that Alan held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that county at his death, but that he held the said manor jointly with Eleanor, to themselves and the heirs of their bodies, of the gift and enfeoffment of Nicholas Kebe, vicar of Swaveseye church, and of John Kebe his brother, the king ordered John Dengayn, then escheator in that county, not to intermeddle further with that manor, delivering the issues thereof to Eleanor, and it is not right that anyone should be ousted from his free tenement without answer.
Membrane 22.
May 8.
Westminster.
To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to deliver the manor of Tibenham, co. Norfolk, and 62s. 5½d. yearly rent of a fourth part of the manor of Bokenham in the same county, to Margaret, late the wife of John de Orreby, tenant in chief, as of the lands which belonged to John and which were taken into the king's hand by reason of the minority of Joan, his daughter and heir, the king has assigned to Margaret, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without his licence, the said manor, extended at 20l. 11s. 6½d. yearly, and the said rent, to hold in dower.
May 10.
Westminster.
To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to take the fealty of Margaret late the wife of John de Orreby in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the manors of Candelesby, Boston, Dalby and Toft in the parish of Witham, or with 52 acres of wood in Tateshale and Stikeswold, or with the advowson of Candelesby church, delivering to her the issues of the said manors and wood without delay, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, but that he held there the manors of Candelesby, Boston, Dalby and Toft, the said wood and advowson jointly with Margaret, to wit the manors of Candelesby, Boston and Toft, the wood and advowson to themselves and the heirs of John's body, and the manor of Dalby to John and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies, by the king's licence, and that the manors of Candelesby and Boston, the wood and advowson are held in chief by homage and fealty, and the manors of Dalby and Toft are held of another than the king.
To John de Coggeshale, escheator in Essex. The like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Orreby at his death held the manors of Dansey and Bradewell near Tillyngham and 3 messuages, 120 acres of land, 15 acres of meadow, 200 acres of marsh and 40s. rent in Bradewell beyond the said manor of Bradewell, and certain lands in the said town of Tillyngham jointly with Margaret his wife, of the grant of William de Synythwayt knight, Richard parson of Candelesby church and Robert de Wyclif, to hold to themselves and John's heirs, and that the manor of Danseye is held in chief as of the honour of Dover by the services of rendering 5s. to the ward of Dover castle at the end of every twenty weeks, and the manor of Bradewell and all the other said lands are held of others than the king, and he has taken Margaret's fealty for the manor of Dansey.
To Peter de Nuttle, escheator in the county of York. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition that John held the manor of Westwitton and a third part of the manor of Hundmanby jointly with Margaret his wife, to themselves and the heirs of their bodies, and that the said third part is held in chief as of the crown, by knight service, and the said manor of Westwitton is held of another than the king, and he has taken Margaret's fealty for the third part.
To Guy de Seintcler, escheator in the county of Cambridge. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition that John held a manor in Iselham jointly with Margaret his wife, of the grant of William de Synythwayt knight, Richard parson of Candelesby church and Robert de Wyclif, to themselves and the heirs of John's body, and that the manor is held of another than the king.
To John Waleys, escheator in the county of Derby. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Dronfeld and the advowson of the church of that manor, delivering the issues thereof to Margaret late the wife of John de Orreby, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held the said manor and advowson jointly with Margaret of the grant of Thomas de Synythwait, late parson of Haukeswell church, William de Synythwayt knight, and Richard parson of Candelesby church, to hold to themselves and the heirs of John's body by the king's licence, and that the manor and advowson are held in chief by knight service, and the king has taken Margaret's fealty.
May 30.
Westminster.
To Richard de Brugge, escheator in the county of Hereford and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to cause Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, to have seisin of the castles and lordship of Blanleveny and Bulkedenas, as the judgment by which Roger de Mortuo Mari of Wiggemore, late earl of March, was adjudged to death and disinherited has been revoked in the last parliament as erroneous and without due process, whereby it has been decided by the prelates and magnates that Roger de Mortuo Mari, kinsman and heir of the said earl, shall be restored to the name of earl of March and to the estate which his said grandfather held before he was taken or adjudged as if no judgment had been rendered against him, and by inquisition taken by the escheator it is found that Roger the grandfather at his death held the said castles and lordship in his demesne as of fee in chief by the service of one knight's fee and that Roger, the present earl, is his kinsman and next heir and of full age, and the king wishes that judgment to have effect although the said castles and lordship have been taken into the king's hand by process against Richard Talbot, who held them under a certain form by the king's grant. By p.s. [22436.]
May 20.
Westminster.
To John de Haveryngton of Farleton and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses in the woods and parks of the lands which belonged to William de Coucy, in the king's hand in Westmorland. Order to permit Adam de Ursewyk, the king's yeoman, to receive and enjoy the profits pertaining to the bailiwick of the forestership of Troutebek in Kendale, which forestership is of the appurtenances of the said lands, if they find by inquisition or otherwise that the forestership of Kendale is the same bailiwick as was granted to Adam by name of the bailiwick of the forestership of Troutebek in Kendale, as on 4 December in the 18th year of the reign the king granted to Adam the said bailiwick of the forestership of Troutebek, to hold for life, receiving such fees and wages as others have been wont to receive in that bailiwick, and afterwards the king appointed certain lieges to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that Richard de Derlay and Richard de Berwyk and other chief foresters of that forestership, predecessors of Adam, received the following profits and fees, to wit: bark, dead wood and stallage of the old park of the Bradewode and of a moiety of the Brendwod, two cart-horses with their issue for three years in the park of Troutebek called 'le Loukhou,' one acre of meadow near le Halle of Trutebek, 1d. for each tally of liberate for all beasts agisted in the said places, a robe and 20s. yearly or a tenement in the forest of Kendale to the value of 40s. yearly and all cinders in the forest as pertaining to the office of the forestership of Kendale.
Membrane 21.
April 20.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to pay to John de Coupeland or to Robert Wendout his attorney 95l. 2s. 7½d. for Easter term last, as in consideration of his action at the battle of Durham, where he took David de Bruys, self-styled king of Scotland, and delivered him to the king, he created John a banneret and granted him and his heirs 500l. to be received yearly to maintain that estate, to wit, 400l. of the issues of the customs in that port and 100l. of the issues of the customs in the port of Berwick-upon-Tweed, until the king should provide him with 500l. of land or rent yearly, and to give effect to that grant the king gave him the manor of Coghull co. York, a moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with its members and appurtenances in Westmorland and Cumberland, and a moiety of the manor of Ulreston co. Lancaster, which belonged to William de Coucy, and escheated to the king after his death, to the yearly value of 231l. 8s. 9¼d. in part satisfaction of the 500l. of land and rent, saving to the king the park and several wood upon le Bradewode, the wood in the island of Wynandermere, a moiety of the wood called Richemerfeld, of the wood of Crosthwayt called Brendewode, and of the wood of Aynerholm, and the knights' fees and advowsons pertaining to the said manor and moieties, until further order, and the king granted to John the manors of Morholm, Warton, Carneford and Lyndeheved co. Lancaster, which belonged to the said William and escheated to the king after his death, to hold at will, at ferm, to the value of 78l. 5s. 11d. yearly, in part satisfaction of the 500l. of land and rent, and the king has granted that John shall receive the remaining 190l. 5s. 3¾d. of the issues of the customs in the port of London.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to pay to John de Coupeland 50l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 20 January in the 20th year of the reign for his stay with the king with twenty men at arms, of 100l. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs in that port.
To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Walter Whithors, the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him from 15 May in the 17th year of the reign of such wages as Hugh Treganoun deceased used to receive for the custody of the water of Fosse, and to pay him such wages henceforth, as on the said day the king granted that custody to Walter to hold for life, in the same manner as Hugh held it, receiving the like wages.
May 6.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the ancient custom in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to pay to Tideman de Lymbergh 25l. for Easter term last of the 50l. which the king granted to him and to John atte Wolde, now deceased.
April 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to Elizabeth late the wife of William de Sancto Omero 12l. 10s. for Easter term last, as the king granted to William and Elizabeth 25l. to be received yearly at the exchequer for their lives, and afterwards on 15 December in the 24th year of the reign, because Elizabeth surrendered the previous letters patent to chancery to be cancelled, the king granted that she should receive the 25l. yearly of the issues of that county, for life.
May 20.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of London. Order to pay to William Hayl of Bristol or to his attorney, 10l., endorsing the king's letters patent to him with the sums so paid; and when full payment has been made to receive those letters to be taken by them to the receipt of the exchequer, as the king lately ordered John Malewayn, then receiver of the customs and subsidies, and the collectors of the same in the port of Bristol, to cause allowance to be made to William of 20s. on every sack of the wool of himself and others taken from the port of Bristol, of the issues of the customs and subsidies, until he should be satisfied for 100s. of 10l. lent by him to the king, which the king agreed to pay him in two years, and the treasurer and barons of the exchequer have certified in chancery by the king's order that it is not found by inspection of the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer that William received anything of the said 100s.
May 30.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the customs and subsidies in the port of London. Order to pay to John de Foryate of Shrewsbury or to his attorney, 15 marks, endorsing the letters patent to him with the sums so paid, and when full payment has been made to receive those letters patent, to be taken by them to the receipt of the exchequer in the king's discharge, as by a certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, sent into chancery, it is found that John has been satisfied for 5 marks of a sum of 20 marks lent by him to the king, who agreed that he should receive that sum upon the issues of the customs and subsidies in two years, by the hands of John Malewayn, late receiver of the customs and subsidies, by his account rendered at the exchequer.
The following have like writs to wit:—
July 18.
Westminster.
William Swon of Lewes, who was satisfied in the port of Chichester for 50s. of 10l., for the remaining 7l. 10s. in the port of London.
Membrane 20.
May 20.
Westminster.
To John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Salop. Order to cause Thomas son and heir of John de Berewyk, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as Thomas has proved his age before the escheator, and for ½ mark which he has paid to the king, and because he is so weak that he cannot come in person to make his homage, the king has given him respite of his homage until the king's arrival in those parts, and has rendered those lands to him.
The half mark has been paid in the hanaper.
May 16.
Westminster.
To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to direct all the king's ministers in Ireland by writs under the seal of Ireland to cause Roger de Cuylly, son and heir of Hugh de Cuylly, who held by knight service of Lionel earl of Ulster, the king's son, a minor in the king's wardship, to have seisin of all the lands which Hugh held at his death in demesne as of fee in that land, as Roger has proved his age before John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Warwick, and the king has taken his fealty for all the lands which Hugh held of the said earl, and has rendered them to him.
May 16.
Westminster.
To Geoffrey de Say, John de Molyns, John de Leukenore, William de Notton, Thomas de Ingelby, John Knyvet, Ed[mund] Chelrei, John Claymond and Richard Plunket, justices appointed to hear and determine divers treasons, felonies, trespasses, conspiracies, extortions, oppressions, frauds and excesses committed against the king and Queen Philippa in Kent, Surrey, Sussex and divers other counties. Order to supersede the exigents against Richard de Cressevill, parson of Rolvynden church, by whatever name he is called, as on 14 November last the king ordered the sheriffs of the said counties to supersede the exigents against Richard by a mainprise, as he was placed in exigent in those counties to be outlawed because he did not come before those justices to answer for certain felonies, trespasses and excesses for which he was indicted before them, and although Richard was on Thursday before the Purification last taken and imprisoned in the Tower of London, where he is now detained, as the king is fully informed, yet the justices cause him to be exacted in the said counties, and have directed that his goods and chattels should be taken into the king's hand as forfeit, contrary to the law and custom of England, as the king is informed on behalf of Richard. By C.
May 30.
Westminster.
To John de Alveton, escheator in the county of Oxford. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Asthalle in that county, delivering the issues thereof to Elizabeth late the wife of Ed[mund] de Cornewaill, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Edmund, at his death, held the said manor jointly with Elizabeth, and that the manor is held of another than the king.
To John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Salop and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to take the fealty of Elizabeth late the wife of Edmund de Cornewaill, in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the manor of Kynlet, a moiety of the town of Worthyn in that county and Overgorthore and Banghaltre in the march of Wales, which were taken into the king's hand by Edmund's death, delivering the issues thereof to her, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Edmund at his death held the said manor, moiety and lands of Elizabeth's inheritance, and that the manor is held in chief by homage and fealty, and the said moiety and Overgorthore and Banghaltre likewise in chief as parcel of the barony of Caus.
To Richard de Brugge, escheator in the county of Hereford. Similar order not to intermeddle further with a moiety of the manor of Ashton in that county, as the king has learned by inquisition that Edmund held the said moiety of the inheritance of his wife, and that it is held of another than the king.
June 6.
Westminster.
To John Walssh and his fellows, appointed to inspect ships crossing out of England. Order to dearrest the wool laded in a ship of John Rose of Lescluses, and the said ship, and to permit James Moye, Elizabeth Rose and William Gauntz and the master of the ship to cross whither they wish with the ship and wool, and to keep until further order two packs of Thomas de Oxenford of London in which is coketted cloth without grain and certain other not coketted cloth and wool-fells were found rolled, with all the things found therein, certifying the king of the contents in chancery, as James, Elizabeth and William have shown the king that whereas they laded 16 sacks 47 cloves in 10 sarplars, 10½ cloves in a pocket, and 15 sacks 18½ cloves in 9 sarplars respectively in the said ship in the port of London, to be taken to Flanders, and paid the custom due thereon, as may fully appear by letters patent under the coket seal, yet John and his fellows have arrested that ship with the goods found therein because the said two packs of Thomas were found in the ship at Gravesend uncoketted and uncustomed, wherefore James, Elizabeth and William and the master have besought the king to order the ship and wool to be dearrested and delivered to them, as Thomas is not of their fellowship and at the time of the placing of the packs in the ship and afterwards before the scrutiny they did not know that there was anything therein except by his assertion that they did not contain anything customable except the cloth coketted, and James, Elizabeth, William and the master of the ship have shown the said letters of coket before the king, and have taken oath that Thomas is not of their fellowship and that they did not know that the packs contained any customable goods except the said coketted cloth. By C.
The like, 'mutatis mutandis,' to the collectors of customs in the port of London.
May 8.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Boston. Order to pay to Ralph earl of Stafford 250 marks for Easter term last, as the king lately granted to him by charter, for his stay with the king for life with a hundred men at arms in times of war and of peace, 1000 marks, to be received yearly for life in that port and in the port of London, so that he should not stay in the retinue of any one but the king.
The like to the collectors of such customs in the port of London, to pay 250 marks to the earl for that term.
June 10.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Notification that for the reputation of that city and at the request of the mayor, sheriffs and other citizens, the king wishes that the serjeants deputed to bear maces in that city shall bear them gilt or of silver and adorned with the arms of the king or others within the city and its suburbs, in the county of Middlesex and in other places pertaining to the liberty of the city, as well as without the city when meeting the king, the queen mother, the queen consort or their children when they go to that city or depart thence, and in the presence of the king, the said queens and children when the mayor and aldermen of the city come to the king with or without command or notice, and whenever any of the said serjeants are sent to foreign places without the city, to execute their office, by the king's order, they shall bear their maces publicly going and returning as the king's own serjeants at arms do, when present at his side, notwithstanding any order or ordinance to the contrary. By K.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 19.
April 30.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to John de Doncastre or to Robert de Lincoln, clerk, his attorney, 50 marks for Michaelmas and Easter terms last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 27 September in the 26th year of the reign of 50 marks to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs in that port.
May 1.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to brother John de Gloucestre, abbot of St. Mary de Graciis near the Tower of London, 10l. for Easter term last, as brother Walter de Sancta Cruce the late abbot of Geroudon, of the Cistercian order, came to the king's free chapel of St. Mary aforesaid newly founded by the king, at his request, to stay there and preside over the convent of monks to be established in that chapel, and on 24 March in the 24th year of the reign the king granted to the said president 20l. to be received yearly at the exchequer in aid of the maintenance of himself and the said monks, until the king should ordain otherwise.
April 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de la Despense 10l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him made 3 March in the 14th year of the reign of 20l. to be received yearly for life of the issues of those counties, in recompense for 20l. of land yearly of the lands which belonged to William de Bredon in the county of Derby, granted to him by the late king, which was restored to William with the assent of parliament.
April 30.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warwick, or to his attorney, 250 marks for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 1000 marks to be received yearly for life, upon the issues of the customs in that port and the ports of Lenn and Boston, and as the passage of wool in the port of Lenn is not held at present the king wishes the earl to be satisfied for the 1000 marks in the ports of London and Boston by equal portions.
The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Boston to pay 250 marks to the earl for the said term.
June 1.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to Queen Isabel or to her attorney 250l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 1500l. to be received yearly for life in equal portions of the customs in the said port and in the ports of London and Kyngeston upon Hull.
The like to the following, to wit:—
The collectors of customs in the port of London.
The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull.
May 13.
Westminster.
To William de Apulderfeld, escheator in Kent. Order not to distrain James Lapyn son of Lapinus Roger for his homage for the manor of Esthalle in that county, as the king has taken his homage for that manor which is held in chief, and which James holds to himself and the heirs of his body of his purchase, by the king's licence. By p.s. [22415.]
May 16.
Westminster.
To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to direct all the king's ministers in that land by writ under the seal of Ireland to cause Roger de Cuylly son and heir of Hugh de Cuylly, who held by knight service of Lionel earl of Ulster, the king's son, a minor in the king's wardship, to have seisin of all the lands whereof Hugh was seised in his demesne as of fee in that land at his death, as Roger has proved his age before John de Wyndesore, escheator in the county of Warwick, and the king has taken his fealty for the lands aforesaid and has rendered them to him.
May 16.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Brewes, keeper of the Forest this side Trent or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Rokyngham. Order to bail Robert Hod, imprisoned at Rokyngham for trespass of vert and venison in the forest of Rokyngham, if he shall find twelve mainpernors of that bailiwick who will undertake to have him before the justices next in eyre for pleas of the Forest in the county of Northampton, to stand to right for the said trespass, if he is repleviable according to the assize of the Forest.
May 14.
Westminster.
To the bishop of Durham. Order to cause Roger son of Robert de Clifford, brother and heir of Robert, son and heir of the said Robert de Clifford, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands in the liberty of Durham which were taken into the king's hands by the death of his father and by reason of the minority of his brother (who died during his nonage), as although Roger has not yet attained full age, the king has rendered to him all the lands of his inheritance, except the knights' fees and advowsons pertaining to those lands, which the king wishes to remain in his hand until Roger has proved his age and done his homage. By K.
The like to Hugh de Louthre, escheator in Cumberland and Westmorland, to deliver to Roger the lands of his inheritance except the knights' fees and advowsons.
Mandate to the chancellor of Ireland to direct all the king's ministers in Ireland by writs under the seal of Ireland to cause Roger to have seisin of all the said lands there except the fees and advowsons. By K.
May 24.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the prior of St. Martin's, Dover, of the sums exacted of him for the two years' tenth last granted by the clergy of the province of Canterbury, and to discharge the collectors of that tenth, as in the grant of the tenth conditions are inserted, to wit, that nothing shall be exacted of the insufficient and of those who are not able to support the charges of their benefices through poverty, and that the certificates of the ordinaries shall stand for such insufficiency and full confidence shall be placed therein, and it is found by the certificate of S. archbishop of Canterbury made in chancery and sent to the Exchequer under the half seal (sub pede sigilli) that the priory of St. Martin's is so poor that it does not suffice in these days for the food and clothing of the ministers serving God there.
Membrane 18.
May 30.
Westminster.
To John de Wyndesore, escheator in the counties of Warwick and Leicester. Order not to intermeddle further with the tenements taken into the king's hand by the death of John de Segrave, delivering the issues thereof to Walter de Mauny and Margaret his wife late John's wife, as the king has learned by inquisitions taken by the escheator that John at his death held the manors of Alspathe, Flekenho and Thurleston co. Warwick and the manors of Segrave, Silby, Mounsorel, Dalby Chacombe and Overton and 30 messuages, 30 virgates of land and 100s. rent in Cotes, Thirneby, Smethesby, Wymondeswold, Houby, Thorp Sechevill, Twyford, Thurmaston, Thorp Busard and Melton and the bailiwick of the hundred of Gosecote and the advowsons of the churches of Segrave, Silby and Keggeworth co. Leicester, jointly with Margaret, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the bailiwick of the said hundred is held in chief by the service of 100s. yearly, and all the manors, messuages, land, rent and advowsons aforesaid are held of others than the king, and the king has taken Walter's fealty for the said bailiwick.
To John de Swynnerton, escheator in the county of Salop. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Segrave at his death held the manors of Stottesdon and Kyngeswode in that county, except a twentieth part of the manor of Stottesdon jointly with Margaret.
To John Waleys, escheator in the county of Derby. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Segrave at his death held the castle of Bretteby, the manors of Roslaston and Cotum and a sixteenth part of the manor of Repyngdon in that county, jointly with Margaret, and that the manor of Cotum is held in chief by knight service and the said castle, the manor of Roslaston and the sixteenth part of the manor of Repyngdon are held of others than the king.
To Guy de Seintcler, escheator in the counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition, etc. that John at his death held the manor of Fennystanton co. Huntingdon except a twentieth part thereof, and 18l. rent in Wysebech and Chaterice, co. Cambridge, jointly with Margaret, and that the manor is held in chief by knight service and the rent is held of another than the king.
To Walter Parles, escheator in the county of Northampton. Order not to intermeddle further with the castle and manor of Barton Segrave or 40 acres of wood in Boughton in that county, delivering the issues thereof to Walter de Mauny and Margaret his wife, late the wife of John de Segrave, as the king has learned by inquisition etc., but that John at his death held the said castle, manor and wood jointly with Margaret and that they are held of another than the king.
To Peter de Nuttle, escheator in the county of York. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Miles de Stapelton, late escheator in that county, that John de Segrave at his death held a certain yearly rent of 14l. 10s. arising from divers lands in Tikhill, Baggele, Frethebek, Odesthorp, Lettewell, Langold, Thwayt, Gildanwell, Wallandwell, Wodesetes, Dynyngton and Stone in that county, jointly with Margaret his wife, and that the said rent is held of Queen Philippa as of the honour of Tikhill, in her hand.
To Gerard de Braybrok, escheator in the county of Buckingham. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Segrave at his death held the manor of Penne and a carucate of land in Smethemere in that county, jointly with Margaret, and that the manor and land are held of others than the king.
To Leo de Perton, escheator in the county of Worcester. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Segrave at his death held the manor of Northpidele in that county jointly with Margaret, and that the said manor is held of another than the king.
To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in Suffolk. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Segrave at his death held the manor of Pesenhale in that county jointly with Margaret, and that it is held of another than the king.
June 16.
Westminster.
To the same. Order to take the fealty of Joan late the wife of William de Criketot knight, in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the tenements taken into the king's hand by William's death, delivering the issues thereof to Joan, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William at his death held the manors of Asshefeld and Ouisden and the advowson of the church of the manor of Ouisden and 2 messuages, 2 carucates of land, 20 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture, 200 acres of wood and 6l. rent in Great Asshefeld, Little Asshefeld, Badewell, Hunterston and Walsham, in that county, jointly with Joan, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the said manors and advowson are held in chief by knight service, and the messuages, land, meadow, pasture, wood and rent are held of others than the king.
To the same escheator. Order to assign dower to Joan late the wife of William de Criketot, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence.
June 6.
Westminster.
To J. archbishop of Dublin, chancellor of Ireland. Order to direct all the king's ministers of Ireland by writs under the seal used in that land to deliver to Edward de Monte Acuto all the lands of his late wife's inheritance in Ireland, together with the issues thereof, as on 10 February in the 26th year of the reign the king ordered that all the lands which Edward holds by the courtesy of England after the death of Alice his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of Thomas earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, and which were taken into the king's hand after her death, should be delivered to him together with the issues thereof, the king having previously taken his homage due by reason of his issue by Alice.
June 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to pay to William de Stretford 12l. by indenture for the wages of eight carpenters and eight masons for thirty days, whom the king has appointed him by letters patent to choose in those counties for the works in his castle of Gynes, and to take them to that castle to stay there on those works at the king's wages.
By K.
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June 22.
Westminster.
To John de Wynton, escheator in the county of Southampton. Order not to intermeddle further with the tenements taken into the king's hand by the death of Valentine de Beek, delivering the issues thereof to Alesia late his wife, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Valentine at his death held the manor of Wodecote, the bailiwick of the custody of Winchester gaol, a messuage and 6 acres of land in Bromden, a messuage and a carucate of land in Winchester and a carucate of land and a moiety of a messuage in Spersholt near Winchester jointly with Alesia, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the said manor is held in chief by the service of keeping the said bailiwick, and all the other lands are held of others than the king.
June 8.
Westminster.
To Henry Pycard, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the port of London. Order to deliver to the abbot and monks of St. Peter's, Westminster, for the morrow of St. Botulf next, a tun of wine of the king's prise of London or of the other wines of the king's household, in accordance with a charter of Henry III to them, confirmed by the present king, towards the celebration of divine service in their church.
June 12.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the wax about the body of Edward I, buried in the monastery of Westminster, to be renewed with the king's money as has hitherto been done. [Fœdera.]
June 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge brother Baldwin de Spynale, prior of Lappeleye, an alien to whom the king committed the custody of his priory to hold during the war with France, rendering 20 marks yearly at the exchequer, of 10 marks for his said ferm for Easter term last, as he is impoverished by a sudden burning at the priory so that he has nothing to maintain his estate or wherewith to answer for the said ferm as the king is informed, wherefore the king of his favour has pardoned him for the said term.
May 20.
Westminster.
To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in the county of Lincoln. Order to deliver to Gilbert now bishop of Carlisle, without delay, 20 oxen and 4 plough horses which the escheator took into the king's hand after the death of John the last bishop in the manor of Horncastre, as Ralph late bishop of Carlisle, that his successors might find provision for agriculture and other small instruments on their arrival, bequeathed in his will that in his manor of Horncastre 20 oxen and 4 plough cattle should be delivered under indenture by his executors to the king's escheators in the king's name, on the voidance of the see of Carlisle, at a price arranged, so that the king should be bound to make restitution of the premises or to pay the price thereof to the bishop, when created and canonically confirmed, and Edward I confirmed the said ordinance.
July 4.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Richard de Wilughby, one of the justices appointed to hear and determine divers felonies and trespasses in that county and in Somerset, 10s. a day for his wages, to wit for three days travelling from London to the said counties, three days returning and for every day spent by him in attendance on the premises, of the issues of the extracts of his session there.
The like to the sheriff of Somerset for William de Notton, one of the said justices, for half a mark a day for his wages for the same time.
July 22.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the customs and subsidies in the port of London. Order to take the 2500l. which Bernard Ezii, lord of Albret (de Lebreto) ought to receive of those customs and subsidies for the 26th and 27th years of the reign and for Easter term last to the receipt of the exchequer, without delay, to be delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains there, in recompense for 2500l. paid to him by the king, at the receipt aforesaid, as on 1 March in the 25th year of the reign the king granted to Bernard a yearly rent of 1000l. to be received of the great and petty customs in that port and of the subsidies there, and the king has caused him to be satisfied for 2500l. for the said years and term, as aforesaid. By K.
July 26.
Westminster.
To the constable of Somerton castle. Order to receive Margaret wife of Walter de Mauny together with her household, from Richard de Cortenhale and Robert de Appelby, the king's serjeants at arms, and to deliver to her and to Walter, if he wishes to stay there with her, easements of houses and places in the castle necessary for her and her household, and to permit the said Walter and the household to depart and return as they please, to seek their other necessaries and place them in the castle and to dispose of them at pleasure, so that Margaret shall be treated in all things in accordance with her estate, and shall stay in the castle from the time of her arrival until the king has declared his will to the constable upon the matter, as the king wishes her to stay there for some time at his will. By K.
July 30.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to permit Reymund de Marsaco, burgess of Bordeaux, to take 24 tuns of wine from that city to the town of Sandwich, without paying any custom therefor, provided that custom thereon was paid on entry, so that 18 other tuns of wine shall remain in safe custody where they now are, as Reymund has besought the king to grant that he may take 24 tuns of his wine to Sandwich to sell, as he brought 42 tuns of wine to that city to sell and they have not yet been sold there, and he has taken oath before the king that he will take the wine to Sandwich and not to parts beyond, and that the remaining 18 tuns shall remain in safe keeping as aforesaid, so that they shall not be sold or depart from the city before the king has been certified by the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich that the 24 tuns have been sold at Sandwich. By C.
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June 1.
Westminster.
To John de Wynton, escheator in the county of Southampton. Order to retain in the king's hand the lands of John Reyson which are held of the heir of William de Botreaux, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and not to intermeddle further with those held of others than the king or that heir, delivering up the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John, who held certain lands in his demesne as of fee of the said heir, by knight service, held 12 acres of land and 18d. rent at Pusash and 20 acres of land at Almareston in that county of others than the king or the said heir.
July 3.
Westminster.
To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in Norfolk. Order to pay to Katherine Marreys what is in arrear to her of 4l. yearly and to pay her that sum yearly henceforth, as it is found by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Orreby, knight, tenant in chief, whose lands are in the king's hand by reason of the minority of his heir, long before his death granted to Katherine 4l. to be received yearly of the issues and profits' of his purparty of the Tolbothe of Lenne for her life, and she was seised of that rent during John's life for six years and more, and the rent is held of another than the king.
July 10.
Westminster.
To Robert de Campsale the king's clerk, surveyor of the king's works in the palace of Westminster and the Tower of London. Order to deliver by indenture four hundredweight of glass of divers colours to Stephen Romylowe, constable of Nottingham castle, for the king's works there.
By C.
July 2.
Westminster.
To William de Leden, escheator in the county of Gloucester. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Olveston and the advowson of the church thereof, which Robert Gyene of Bristol held, delivering the issues thereof to John, prior of Bath, as the king caused that manor and advowson to be taken into his hand by reason of certain debts in which Robert was bound to him, and although it was found by inquisition taken after Robert's death by John de Weston, late escheator in that county, that Robert held the manor and advowson for life and for two years following, whereby they ought to remain in the king's hand until the end of the two years, as Robert's chattels, by reason of the said debts, yet it is found by another inquisition taken by the same John that Robert had no estate in the manor and advowson except for life of the demise of the said prior, and that they are held of another than the king.
June 15.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Michael de Nanchal, prior of Arundel, and Henry de Haydok, clerk, of the lands which the abbot of La Trinité, Lucerne, an alien, holds in the towns of Northmundham, Compton and Welegh co. Sussex, in the king's hand by reason of the war with France, and of the ferm therefrom, from 7 May last, on which day the king granted those lands to John de Goseden, his yeoman, to hold during the said war, without rendering anything therefor to the king, and the king ordered Michael and Henry, in whose custody those lands were by his commission, to deliver them to John, and they have so done, as John has acknowledged in chancery.
June 24.
Westminster.
To the same. Order to discharge the master and brethren of the hospital of poor priests, Canterbury, of all sums of money of the three years' tenth and fifteenth, due from them by reason of their goods and chattels, as it is found by inquisition that the hospital is so slenderly endowed that the master and brethren do not suffice to pay any contributions or tallages to the king with the other men of the county, after deducting their reasonable maintenance.
July 15.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin, or to him who supplies the treasurer's place. Order to pay to John de Redenesse, who lately came from Ireland to the king in England by the king's order, and whom the king has appointed chief justice for pleas following the justiciary of Ireland, and whose oath of office the king has taken, 20l. which the king granted to him for his expenses in coming to England, staying there and returning, and all sums of money which are in arrear to him of his fee, both for the time when he was chief and second justice for the said pleas. By K. and C.
July 10.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Shorham. Order to receive from Ralph de Sancta Fide, burgess of Depe in Normandy, his two sons, to place them in the keeping of Thomas Paterlyng, to deliver a third part of the goods of those merchants to John Bernard, burgess of Shorham, Ralph's host, to remain in his keeping and to deliver the remaining two parts to Ralph or to his attorney, as in the presence of Richard earl of Arundel it has been agreed between the said Ralph as general attorney of certain merchants of Normandy, certain of whose goods were taken at sea by mariners of England, brought to Shorham and there arrested by the bailiffs, it is said, and the said Thomas and other his fellows, merchants of London, whose goods and merchandise were previously plundered at sea by the French, that Ralph shall now obtain delivery of two parts of the goods arrested as aforesaid, that a third part shall be delivered to John, that Ralph's two sons shall be delivered to Thomas as hostages, and Ralph has promised, so far as he may, to cause the goods and merchandise of Thomas and his fellows, plundered as aforesaid, which can be found in the ships of those who took them, to be brought safely to England and restored to Thomas or to his attorney, so that after it has been proved that he has restored those goods which can be found in the said parts, as aforesaid, then the goods in John's keeping and the two sons shall be delivered to Ralph or to his attorney, and not otherwise, as the earl has certified in chancery.
July 28.
Westminster.
To John Hakelut and Agnes his wife. Order to pay to the prior and monks of Bergeveny what is in arrear to them of 10l. yearly of pleas and perquisites of court pertaining to the castle, lordship and borough of Bergeveny, and to pay them those 10l. yearly henceforth, as Agnes besought the king to assign to her and to John lands to the value of 10l. yearly of the lands in the king's hand by reason of the minority of the heir of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, in that lordship, as the said castle, lordship and borough were assigned to John and Agnes among the other lands which belonged to the said earl, formerly husband of Agnes, to a certain yearly value, and the prior and monks received the said 10l. yearly, granted to them of ancient alms by the earl's ancestors, for which sum paid to the prior and monks John and Agnes had not received any recompense elsewhere, and because it appeared by inspection of the chancery rolls that the prior and monks anciently received the said 10l. yearly of such alms, of which no mention was made in the extent of the castle, lordship and borough returned into chancery after the earl's death, the king on 21 August in the 23rd year of the reign assigned to John and Agnes, of the lands which belonged to the earl in the king's hand by reason of the minority of his heir, the manor of Henthles, to the value of 4l. 14s. 9½d. yearly, and the manor of Wernerthrik, to the value of 39s. 1d. yearly, to hold in dower, in recompense for two parts of the said 10l., and the king ordered John and Agnes to pay the prior and monks what was in arrear to them of the 10l. yearly and to pay them the 10l. yearly henceforth, and on its being found by an extent taken at another time by the king's order, that the said manors of Henthles and Wernerthrik much exceeded the value for which they were assigned to Agnes, the king caused two parts of those manors to be taken again into his hand, and committed to John and Agnes the wardship of those two parts, and of two parts of the manors of Penros and Tresgair and of certain other manors which belonged to the earl, to hold at ferm from the last day of September last until the end of sixteen years, rendering 80l. yearly to the king's chamber.