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Close Rolls, Edward III: February 1364

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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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February 1364

Feb. 22.
Westminster.
To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Herefordshire. Order to deliver to Roger le Forster, son of Roger Forster, all lands taken into the king's hand by his said father's death, together with the issues thereof taken from 6 February in the 35th year of the reign, if not yet delivered to him; as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken at the king's command by Thomas Saundres of Neubold late escheator, that Roger Forster at his death held in his demesne as of fee 17 acres of land in Maurdyn in chief by the service of holding the cord to measure the castle when the king would build any new castle in the march of Wales, and divers other lands of others than the king, and that Roger the son is his next heir and of full age on the day above mentioned, the king took his homage and fealty, and ordered the late escheator to take security for payment of his relief, and cause him to have seisin of the lands taken into the king's hand as aforesaid.
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Somerset for the time being. Writ de intendendo, directing him of the issues of the county to pay to the abbot of Glastonbury and his successors 10 marks every year, taking his acquittance for every payment, according to the king's letters patent granting of his favour to the said abbot and to his successors so to have that sum every year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions during the life of William la Zouche a monk of that house.
Et erat patens.
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the petition of Thomas Dautre the king's serjeant at arms, to stay their demand made by summons of the exchequer upon the said Thomas for 40s. to the king's use or to render account of the same, discharging him thereof; as he has shewn that he [had] 40s. at the receipt of the exchequer as a prest upon his wages and expenses for going on the king's service to divers nobles toward the western parts with divers letters of the king's privy seal, and that though he spent that sum and more on his journey, the treasurer and barons are demanding the same of him and for that reason distraining him, wherefore he has prayed for remedy. By C.
Feb. 1.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the petition of Richard Pompy, to view a tally made between John de Lincoln, receiver of John de Wesenham to whom the king committed the keeping of the temporalities of the bishopric of Ely, and the said Richard, witnessing the payment and receipt of 36s. 10d., to call the said John de Wesenham and John de Lincoln before them, and if by their acknowledgment, by inquisition or otherwise they may be assured that Richard paid the said sum as aforesaid to the king's use, to stay their demand made upon him for the same by summons of the exchequer and discharge him thereof, charging the said John and John therewith, and respiting the said demand until the quinzaine of Michaelmas in order that Richard may in the mean time sue for his discharge if he shall think fit; as the said Richard has shewn the king that he was bound to brother Thomas late bishop of Ely in 36s. 10d. arrears of his account for the time he was reeve of the said bishop's manor of Hertherst, that after the temporalities, goods and chattels of the said bishop and the debts due to him were taken into the king's hand for certain felonies and trespasses whereof the said bishop was indicted, wherefore the said Richard was distrained to pay that money to the king, that by colour thereof he paid the same to John de Lincoln as by the said tally may appear, and that now the same sum is demanded of him a second time as aforesaid.
Feb. 5.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay their demand made by summons of the exchequer upon Reynold fitz Urse, cardinal of the church of Rome and dean of St. Mary Salisbury, for 23l. of divers forfeited issues, discharging him thereof; as the king of his favour has pardoned the said cardinal that sum.
Jan. 30.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay their demand made by summons of the exchequer upon the prior and convent of Bermondeseye for 20l. 16s. 9d., discharging them thereof; as out of compassion for the estate of the said priory the king has pardoned them that sum, being the arrears of the 50l. which the prior thereof lately granted the king of his priory for a subsidy, the said priory among other houses of the alien religions of the power of France in England being then in the king's hand by reason of the war with France, and to them [committed] on 16 June in the 14th year of the reign.
Membrane 32.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To John de Evesham escheator in Oxfordshire. Order to deliver in dower to Elizabeth who was wife of Hugh de Plescy tenant in chief the knights' fees and parts of fees following, which the king has assigned to her of those which the said Hugh held, and which by his death were taken into the king's hand, namely the sixth part of one knight's fee in Cornwell extended at 16s. 8d., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Kurtlynton and Little Bereford at 25s., two knights' fees in Duklynton and Kurtlynton at 10l., the moiety of one knight's fee in Wygenton at 50s., one knight's fee in Ardele and Northbroke at 100s., one knight's fee in Sibbeford at 100s., one knight's fee in Blechesdon at 100s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Cesterton at 50s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Grava and Banburgh at 25s., and one knight's fee at Swereford extended at 100s. a year.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Cumberland. Order to remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with two messuages and 22 acres of land of Richard de Salkild in Agillonby, delivering to the said Richard any issues thereof taken; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the premises were taken into the king's hand by William de Nessefeld late escheator, and he returned that the late escheator delivered the same to him by indenture, alleging that they were in the king's hand by reason of trespasses committed by William son of Nicholas le Carter who held two messuages and 14 acres thereof of the king, and by Thomas Pesecod and Richard Pesecod who held the other 8 acres of the king by homage by reason of the fees which were of Andrew de Harcla late the king's enemy and rebel, in the king's hand by reason of the said Andrew's forfeiture, by aliening the same in fee to Richard de Salkild without the king's licence; and in the parliament holden at Westminster in the first year of the reign it was ordered that no man should thenceforth be impeached by reason of the acquisition of lands held of the king as of honours.
To William de Reygate escheator in Cumberland. Order to remove the king's hand and not to intermeddle further with a messuage and 8 acres of land of Richard son of Richard de Kirkelevyngton in Kirkelevyngton, delivering to the said Richard any issues thereof taken; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify the cause wherefore the premises were by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he did not so take any lands of the said Richard, but that William de Nessefeld late escheator delivered to him by indenture a messuage and 8 acres of land in Kirkelevyngton alleging that they are in the king's hand by reason of a trespass of Alan Collan, tenant thereof in chief by homage by reason of the fees which were of Walter Corry late an adherent of the Scots the king's enemies and are in the king's hand by reason of Walter's forfeiture, by aliening the same in fee without the king's licence to Richard Dikson; and in the parliament holden at Westminster in the first year of the reign it was ordered that no man should thereafter be impeached by reason of the acquisition of lands held of the king as of honours.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Cumberland. Order to deliver a messuage and the moiety of one carucate of land in Corkeby, taken into the king's hand by the death of Adam Armestrange, together with the issues thereof taken, to the next friend of the said Adam's heir to whom the heritage may not descend, to be kept to the said heir's use; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by William de Nessefeld late escheator, that Adam at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee whereby the wardship of his lands ought at present to pertain to the king, but held the premises in his demesne as of fee of the king as of the fees of the manor of Corkeby, which are in the king's hand by the forfeiture of Andrew de Harcla late his enemy and rebel, by the service of rendering 1lb. of cumin at Martinmas and 2d. a year for all services, and that John son of John Armestrange son of the said Adam is his next heir, and of the age of 8 years and upwards.
Membrane 31.
Feb. 15.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the temporalities of the bishopric of Bath and Wells. Order to cause what is due for Michaelmas term last of 54l. which the late bishop of Bath and Wells in his life time rendered yearly for the manor of Cheddre and Congresbury co. Somerset, which is in the king's hand and in their keeping among other the said temporalities, to be delivered to Eustace de Dabrichecourt, and Elizabeth his wife who was wife of John earl of Kent tenant in chief, or to the attorney of the said Eustace, taking his acquittance; as the king has lately assigned that yearly farm to the said Elizabeth in dower among other lands and rents of those which were of the said earl.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, or to his representative. Order, at the request of brother Thomas prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland the chancellor, to cause Henry de Leycestre to be set free from prison, where he is detained for certain contempts it is said, in order to serve the king in the chancery of Ireland. By K.
[Fœdera.]
Feb. 15.
Westminster.
To the chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order, if assured that the clergy and commons of Ireland have granted a subsidy, as the king has learned, for expenses of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland and of certain others who lately came to the king in England to inform him touching the state of Ireland, to cause the said subsidy to be levied without delay and delivered to the said prior and others for their expenses, causing those who neglect to pay to be compelled, if need be. By K. and C.
[Ibid.]
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
To the mayors and aldermen of Calais. Order, upon the petition of Robert de Lincoln clerk and William Malwayn, executors of John Malwayn, to cause 24l. to be paid to them or to William de Kelleseye and Thomas de Ikston their attorneys, that they may therewith make another pair of balances with the weights thereto pertaining, as commanded by the council; as they have shewn that they, by order of the council, delivered to the mayors and aldermen to their use for weighing wool in the said town a pair of balances with weights appointed by the king made by the said John in his life time for weighing wool in the staple of Newcastle upon Tyne, and have prayed that they may be contented of the costs by the said John incurred in regard to repairing the same, which amount to 24l. as the king is credibly informed.