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Close Rolls, Edward III: January 1367

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 12, 1364-1369. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1910.

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January 1367

Jan. 23.
Westminster.
To John de Moubray and his fellows, justices of assize in Staffordshire. Order, if there be an assize of novel disseisin pending before them between Thomas son of Richard de Covene plaintiff and John de Waterfall, Amice his wife and others defendants concerning tenements in Wolverenehampton, and if the proceedings therein have been as hereinafter recited, to proceed to take that assize and do justice to the parties, the allegation of the defendants that the premises are held of the king, were aliened without licence, and committed to the defendants by exchequer commission for a set farm payable to the king notwithstanding, provided always that the said justices shall not proceed to rendering of judgment without advising the king; as the said Thomas has shewn the king that he arraigned the assize aforesaid before William de Fyncheden and his fellows late justices of assize in that county, putting in view a messuage and appurtenances in the said town, and that the said late justices by reason of the allegation aforesaid made in pleading by the said John and Amice put off taking the same; and now the assize remains to be taken before the justices first above named, and the said plaintiff has prayed for remedy, fearing that by reason of the same allegation they will not take the said assize. By C.