Close Rolls, Edward III: January 1365

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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 1365

Membrane 37.
Jan. 27.
To the prior of Farleye. Order to stay altogether the payment or livery of corrodies and pensions by reason of bonds thereof made, until the king shall be contented of the arrears of the farm of the priory of Farleye for the time it was in the king's hand among other alien priories by reason of the last war with France; as lately learning that the said priory during the time it was taken into his hand was so charged with corrodies and pensions to divers men by the priors thereof for the time being after it was so taken that, if the same should be paid, the means and possessions thereof, after deduction of other charges, would not suffice for payment of the farm due to the king, the king commanded the prior to stay altogether the payment or livery of corrodies or pensions granted by the presidents thereof since the priory was taken into the king's hand; and by certificate of the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer, sent into chancery by the king's command, it is found that the arrears of the farm yet due for the time that it was in the king's hand are 273l. 12s. 3d., and the king is informed that divers men to whom corrodies and pensions were granted as aforesaid, perpending that the priory is out of the king's keeping, are suing to the prior for the same and the arrears thereof; and the king takes knowledge that if the same were paid while the king is not contented of his arrears, though they were clear and granted before the priory was taken into his hand, it would tend to his prejudice and to delay the payment of his arrears, especially as by the king's prerogative payment of his debts must be preferred to all others. By C.
Et erat patens.