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Close Rolls, Edward III: May 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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May 1364

Membrane 23.
May 3.
Westminster.
To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order not to meddle further with certain tenements in Maydestan taken into the king's hand by the death of Ralph de Frenyngham knight, delivering to Katherine late his wife any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Ralph at his death held the premises jointly with the said Katherine of the gift of John de Frenyngham his father, and that they are held of others than the king.
May 4.
Westminster.
To John de Evesham escheator in Wilts. Order to take the fealty of Juliana late the wife of John Mauduyt according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to meddle further with the manor of Wermenstre, a messuage, two carucates of land, 20 acres of meadow, 100 acres of wood and 100s. of rent in Westbury and the advowson of Westbury chapel taken into the king's hand by the death of the said John, delivering to the said Juliana any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee but held the premises jointly with Juliana by fine levied in the king's court with his licence, and that the same are held in chief by knight service.
May 10.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of Great Jernemuth and in other ports and places in Norffolk, Suffolk and Essex, and to the searchers of forfeitures there or to their deputies. Order to deliver to Nicholas de Balston of Kyngeston upon Hull master thereof the ship called 'la Hilde' of Hull with all her gear, two pockets of wool price 26s. 8d., 99 woolfells price 16s. 6d., and a load of brushwood price 16s. therein found, to make his advantage thereof; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken at his command by John de Sutton the elder, Robert de Naylynghurst and the sheriff of Essex, that the said ship lately laded with the said brushwood at Manytre co. Essex, while at sea sailing for the port of Kyngneston upon Hull, was arrested by Richard de Haverlond searcher of forfeitures deputed by the said collectors, for that among other goods therein found were the wool and woolfells aforesaid uncustomed, that without the knowledge of the said master the same were put there by Robert de Burton of Holdernesse and Nicholas Wymark of Rouclif co. York, and that the said Nicholas knew thereof one day before the arrest, and would have sailed with the same to his own country; and for 10l. by the said master paid, the king of his favour has restored to him the ship, gear and goods, though forfeit for the cause aforesaid. By bill of the treasurer.
May 5.
Westminster.
To William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire. Order to take the fealties of Margaret and Agnes daughters of Alexander de Somersham according to the form of a schedule enclosed, to make a partition in their presence, if they choose to attend, of 14 acres of land in Sutton taken into the king's hand by the said Alexander's death, and to cause them to have seisin of their respective purparties, sending the partition under seal to be enrolled in chancery; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Alexander at his death held the premises in chief by knight service, that the said Margaret and Agnes are his next heirs, Margaret aged 24 years and Agnes 22 years and upwards, and that the escheators for the time being have made answer for the issues and profits thereof since the death of Alexander, who died 14 February in the 25th year of reign, by reason of the nonage of the said heirs, being then within age; and for 13s. 4d. for their marriages paid by the said heirs, who were not married at their father's death, the king has since given them licence to marry whom they will, and has respited their homage until Michaelmas next.
Membrane 22.
June 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay their demand made by summons of the exchequer upon John de Stodeye and John Pyel for the sums to them delivered by the sheriffs of London at the king's command of the goods and debts of Thomas de Notyngham and Bartholomew Chaungeour of London, and by them received, or for an account thereof, discharging as well the mayor and sheriffs of London as the said John and John as well of 2,000l. wherein the said Thomas and Bartholomew were bound to the king as of the sums so received to that amount; as lately the king by writ ordered the said mayor and sheriffs to make inquisition what goods and chattels the said Thomas and Bartholomew had in that city and the suburbs at the time they became the king's debtors, and to cause the same to be seized into the king's hand and safe kept until the king should be contented of the said sum, for that Thomas and Bartholomew were bound to him as aforesaid, and Thomas was dead, and Bartholomew eloigned himself from the said city; and after, upon information that great number of debts are due to Thomas and Bartholomew by merchants and others of the said county (sic), and that certain merchants of the said city to whom Thomas and Bartholomew were bound in divers debts have received more than their due, seeing that such debts and over payments ought to pertain to the king in part of the said sum, on 16th March in the 36th year of his reign the king by another writ ordered the said mayor and sheriffs to make inquisition what debts were due to Thomas and Bartholomew in the said city and by whom, who had received more than their due since Thomas and Bartholomew became the king's debtors, what sums and in what manner, to cause all such to come before the said mayor and sheriffs to answer touching the premises, to hear reasons on either side, and if by due process before them it should be found that any such debts were due or over payments made, to cause the same to be levied of the debtors or receivers thereof, and delivered to the said John and John, mainpernors towards the king of Thomas and Bartholomew for the said sum, up to the amount of 2,000l., and the residue (if any) to be safe kept until further order; and now on behalf of John and John the king has learned that, though on 13 December in the 35th year of the reign they made to the king a recognisance for 2,000l. for the said sum to to be paid them, and have paid the king that sum, the treasurer and barons are unlawfully distraining them to render an account at the exchequer for the debts and sums so to be paid them by virtue of the said writ, wherefore they have prayed the king for remedy; and the king is assured by inspection of the rolls of chancery that the said John and John, who became mainpernors for Thomas and Bartholomew for payment to the king of the 2,000l. wherein they were to him bound, on the date named made a recognisance for payment of that sum at set terms, and paid the same, by colour whereof their recognisance was cancelled; and it is not lawful nor reasonable that John and John, after payment thereof, should be charged toward the king with the sums which the king commanded the said mayor and sheriffs to deliver to them and which they received as aforesaid, nor that the king should have as well the 2,000l. of the said mainpernors and also the goods and debts aforesaid to the said mainpernors delivered at his command, or anything thereof over and above the said sum.
May 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the petition of John de Eylesford, to suffer him to have and hold the manors of Boulewas and Isenbrugge together with the issues thereof from the time they were taken into the king's hand, according to his letters patent, staying any demand or distraint upon the said John made to the king's use for an account and for the said issues, and discharging him thereof; as at the suit of the said John praying for restitution of the said manors, which by process in the king's court against John son and heir of John de Boulewas and Thomas Cotes were delivered to John de Burleye knight, Adam Esgar clerk, Richard de Frome and Thomas de Barre to hold as their freehold until contented of 1,000l., by reason of a recognisance for that sum made by John de Boulewas knight deceased to the said John de Burleye, Adam, Richard and Thomas, and they after demised the same to Parnell who was wife of the said John de Boulewas to hold in form aforesaid, and she granted her estate therein to the said John de Eylesford, and as the said manors, which are held in chief, are taken into the king's hand by reason of an alienation thereof made without the king's licence to Thomas de Cotes by the said John son of John de Boulewas, the king on 26 October in the 36th year of his reign, willing to deal generously with John de Eylesford by reason of his goop service, granted the said manors to him together with the issues aforesaid to hold without rendering anything to the king from the time they were so taken so long as they shall remain in his hand, saving to the king the fine which shall be made for the said trespass, which fine being made the king's will is that they shall be delivered to John de Eylesford to hold as he held them before they were taken into the king's hand.
May 30.
Westminster.
To the same. Order, upon the petition of John de Eylesford, to stay their demand made by summons of the exchequer in the manors of Boulewas and Isenbrugge for payment of the relief of John son of John de Boulewas, while the same are in the king's hand and in the keeping of John de Eylesford, discharging him thereof; as at the suit of John de Eylesford etc. (as above); and now John de Eylesford has informed the king that he is distrained therein for the relief of the said John son of John due by reason of the homage and fealty which he has performed to the king at the restitution to him of the manors and lands which John de Boulewas his father held in chief, and which by his death were taken into the king's hand; and it is not lawful nor reasonable that such relief should be levied of the said manors while they are in the king's hand, though John de Eylesford has the keeping thereof by the king's grant. Proviso that the said relief be levied of other lands which were of John son of John on the day his homage was paid, and the fine aforesaid of the said manors when they shall be put out of the king's hands.
April 30.
Westminster.
To Robert de Pleseleye, Walter de Aldebury, Amaury de Shirland and John de Blokeley appointed to hear and determine an account of Walter de Caumpeden, late receiver of the rents, issues and profits of the lands of the king's sons John then earl of Richemond now duke of Lancastre and Edmund of Langeleye now earl of Cantebrigge, of those rents, issues and profits and of all other sums of money, jewels, victuals and other things by him received as well for the household as for other needs of the king's said sons. Order to take of the said Walter an oath concerning all payments and expenses which they may be assured that he has made, over and above those controlled and witnessed by Robert de Herle, late steward of the said lands and overseer and controller of the payments and expenses of the households etc. of the king's said sons, to allow the same, and proceed to a final issue of the account aforesaid; as the king lately commanded the said Robert de Herle to have in chancery all his rolls, controlments, evidences and memoranda for the time he was steward, overseer and controller, to be by the king delivered to Robert de Pleseleye and his fellows, and he delivered the same in chancery, and the king sent them under seal, commanding that the said Robert and his fellows should inspect and examine them and proceed further as the nature of the account requires, the absence of Robert de Herle notwithstanding; and now the king has learned that certain payments made by the said Walter were not controlled, for that Robert de Herle was sent over to Brittany on the king's service, [wherefore] they have deferred the audit of the said account. By K. and C.
July 12.
Westminster.
To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland. Order to restore to William de Morle or to his attorney the office of the marshalsea of Ireland, if it is in the king's hand and in the keeping of Thomas de Stafford for the cause hereinafter mentioned, suffering the said William by himself or his attorney to exercise the same as heretofore, the king's letters patent to the said Thomas notwithstanding; as the king lately committed to Thomas the said office which is taken into the king's hand for that no man abode thereupon as it was said; but the said William marshal of Ireland had deputed John de Naunton to keep the office and to do what pertained thereto, and the said John abode continually in Ireland upon the ruling thereof until it was so taken, and died on his return to England to prosecute the business, as is witnessed before the king, wherefore the king revokes the said letters patent, and has restored the office to the said William.
By C.
July 18.
Westminster.
To Nicholas de Louthe the king's clerk, receiver of the issues of his lordships of Ponthieu and Montreuil. Order to cause 200 marks a year for his wages and fees from 26 June last so long as he shall stand in that office to be paid to Nicholas de Lovayne, whom the king on that day by letters patent appointed steward of those lordships during pleasure, taking his acquittance for every payment. By K.
June 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Order to survey the chapel, bridge and gate of the fortalice of Haywra in the forest of Knaresburgh, and of the issues of his bailiwick to cause all defects therein to be repaired by view and testimony of the constable of Knaresburgh castle or of William de Nessefeld; as the king has learned that such defects are many. By K.
Membrane 21.
May 5.
Westminster.
To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to cause Nicholas son and heir of Isabel who was wife of George de Monboucher tenant in chief to have seisin of the lands of his said mother taken into the king's hand by her death; as the said Nicholas has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s.
To William de Frotheleye escheator in Notinghamshire. Like order, as the said Nicholas has proved his age before Walter de Kelby.
By p.s. (the same writ).
April 8.
Westminster.
To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, the chancellor and treasurer in Ireland, and the barons of the exchequer there. Order to suffer Queen Philippa to have and hold freely without let, quit of a subsidy of their lands in Ireland granted by the lords of lands in Ireland dwelling in England, the lands which were of John de Carreu, John Darcy and John Fitz Wauter and every of them according to the king's grant, and to cause all issues and profits thereof taken from the deaths of the said tenants to be restored to her, the grant of the said subsidy notwithstanding; as by divers letters patent the king has granted her the lordship of their lands, as well in England as in Ireland, which are in the king's hand by reason of the nonage of the heirs, together with the issues thereof arising, until the lawful age of the said heirs; and now the queen has informed the king that, by reason of the grant of the said subsidy for two years for furtherance of the war in Ireland and defence of their lands, all the said issues and profits of the said lands in her wardship have been levied, wherefore she has prayed for remedy. By K.
April 16.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Notingham to cause a verderer of the forest of Shirewode to be elected instead of John Jace, who is dead.
May 4.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Thomas de Reresby knight, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 10.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Robert de Sancto Paulo, who is aged and infirm.
May 29.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Berks to cause a coroner to be elected instead of John de Etton, who is insufficiently qualified.