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Close Rolls, Edward III: June 1365

Pages 125-128

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

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June 1365

Membrane 22.
June 18.
Westminster.
To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire and Bedford shire. Order to cause John son and heir of John Trayly tenant in chief to have seisin of the lands of his said father; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26671.]
June 28.
Westminster.
To Nicholas de Neuton clerk. Whereas lately upon information given by the said Nicholas that the king recovered in his court before his justices of the Bench by judgment of the said court against the bishop of Exeter, and against Master Thomas David pretending that the archdeaconry of Cornwall was his due by papal authority, his presentation to the said archdeaconry, lately void and in his gift by reason of the temporalities of the bishopric of Exeter which were in his hand, and thereto collated William de Cusancia his clerk, and that he so occupying the archdeaconry of the king's collation exchanged the same with the said Nicholas for the church of Marteleye and the prebend of Trallan in the collegiate church of Aberguilly which Nicholas then held, that the said Thomas without process of law by his own daring and by aid of his upholders thrust him out from the said archdeaconry though he had an estate therein by reason of the said exchange, and that the said Thomas being dead Master Alexander de Neville succeeded by collation of the pope to the right which Thomas had to the said archdeaconry, and occupied the same, though this ought not to be nor might be in despite of the said exchange and the things which followed after, by lay power hindering Nicholas from enjoying possession thereof, and unlawfully taking the fruits, rents and preventions thereof from the time aforesaid, the king straitly forbade the said Alexander and all others under pain of forfeiture to attempt or cause to be attempted aught that might tend to prejudice the king or his right or to impair the force of the said judgment by any authority whatsoever, and further ordered Alexander to suffer the said Nicholas without let to enter again and enjoy possession of the said archdeaconry in the king's said right as lawful was, causing all fruits, rents and profits thereof by him or his taken in the mean time to be restored to Nicholas; but after whereas it was laid before the king on behalf of the said Alexander that, while a suit was pending between Nicholas and Alexander in the court of Rome touching the right and possession of the said archdeaconry, Nicholas by his proctor having and shewing full power in that behalf simply, absolutely, judicially and of his free will renounced the right which he claimed therein, that the dean and chapter of St. Peter Exeter in full parliament appearing touching the unlawful disturbance upon them ofttimes brought (as they alleged) by the king's letters by means of the procurements of Nicholas, reasons and allegations were in the said parliament heard on either side, and it was determined that the king's right in the said presentation was fully executed in the person of the said William, for the reason especially that he peaceably possessed until his death the benefices which he held by the exchange with Nicholas made, nor might he have had a more enduring right in the archdeaconry, and that Nicholas renounced the archdeaconry, that then it was finally declared and decreed that the king ought not further to interfere therein, and the proceedings begun should be altogether stayed, prohibitions and attachments by the king made herein being utterly revoked, as by the instrument of renunciation produced in chancery by the said Alexander and the petition in parliament thereon endorsed is made clear; the king duly weighing all and singular the premises, and the process taken by his court in favour of Nicholas albeit surreptitiously without calling upon nor hearing the party of Alexander, willing that the things as justly as wisely ordered, declared and decreed in parliament concerning the matter should have lasting force, and lending ear to the prayers of Alexander, by his royal authority and by the authority of parliament hereby revokes, quashes and annuls all and singular his letters of prohibition at the suit of Nicholas addressed as well to the said Alexander as to other persons whatsoever for the reasons aforesaid, the letters of presentation to Nicholas made, and the proceedings whatsoever following thereupon, not willing that any prejudice should thereby arise to the right, title or possession of the said archdeaconry which by collation of the pope the said Alexander claims, but that he should remain in the estate he was before the said letters and proceedings, such letters and proceedings notwithstanding: order therefore henceforth not to make use of the letters or proceedings aforesaid contrary to the form of the said ordinance, declaration and decree of parliament, or of the king's revocation, annulment and will, but to sue in the ecclesiastical court as he shall think best for his just rights herein, if he believes that any such there by. By K. and C.
Et erat patens.
June 28.
Westminster.
To Master Alexander de Neville the king's clerk. Whereas lately upon information given on behalf of Nicholas de Neuton clerk etc. (as above); the king signifies to the said Alexander that he may freely with impunity sue in an ecclesiastical court in the realm, wherever he shall think best, for the right which he holds in the said archdeaconry. By K.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 21.
June 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order to cause Clausus son and heir of Thomas Lovet to have seisin of a messuage and the moiety of one virgate of land in Ryssheton; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that two messuages and the said moiety, held by William atte Brigge of Ryssheton outlawed for felony it is said, have been in the king's hand a year and a day, that the said William held a messuage and the said moiety of the said Clausus, that they are yet in the king's hand, and that Richard de Wydeville the escheator had the year and a day and the waste, and ought to answer to the king for the same.
June 15.
Westminster.
To Juliana countess of Huntyngdon. Order to deliver to John son and heir of Lawrence de Hastynges earl of Pembroke, or to his attorney, all lands of the heritage of the said John which she holds to farm of the king's grant by reason of his nonage, together with the issues thereof taken from 20 December last, not meddling further therewith; as on that day the king of his favour granted to the said John by letters patent the wardship of his said father's lands in England and Wales which came to the king's hands by reason of his nonage, in whose hands soever they should be, to hold until his lawful age, rendering yearly at the exchequer the farms rendered by the farmers thereof. The king's will is that the said countess be discharged of her said farm from the above date. By K.
The like to the following:
Agnes countess of Pembroke.
Edward de Sancto Johanne.
Walter de Perlee.
Adam Fraunceys.
William Daubeneye.
John Malyns.
To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order to cause all lands in that bailiwick which were of the said earl of Pembroke at his death and are held at farm by Juliana countess of Huntyngdon of the king's grant, to be seized into the king's hand and delivered to the said John or his attorney according to the king's letters patent. By K.
The like to the following:
John de Wyndesore escheator in Warwickshire, concerning lands of that heritage held to farm by the said countess.
John de Bekyngton escheator in Somerset, concerning lands held to farm by Walter de Perlee.
William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire, concerning lands held to farm by William Daubeneye and John Molyns.
June 20.
Westminster.
To the keeper of Whichewode forest for the time being. Order to cause the prior and convent of Coldnorton and their successors every year at the feast of St. Peter's Chains to have at the king's cost one buck in that forest, according to the king's letters patent of 15 September last.
Et erat patens.
June 26.
Westminster.
To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage in Daventre which was of William Ryms of Daventre, delivering to Walter vicar of Staverton, John de Lychebarowe and John Waundel of Daventre any issues thereof taken; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the same was by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he so took it for that he found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that the said William without obtaining the king's licence aliened the said messuage to the said Walter, John and John to hold and keep to the use of the prior and convent of Daventre and to be appropriated to that priory; and now the said Walter, John and John have informed the king that they acquired the same to them and their heirs to their own use and not to the use aforesaid, without that that the said prior and convent have ever meddled therewith or by virtue of that acquisition taken any profit thereof, praying for removal of the king's hand; and the king considers the said return insufficient.
June 22.
Westminster.
To Richard la Vache constable of the Tower of London, or to his lieutenant. Order of the king's favour to set free John de Wesenham and Henry de Brysele, whom for particular causes the king lately commanded to be taken and imprisoned in the Tower. By K.
June 30.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Whereas on 1 July in the 35th year of his reign the king by letters patent appointed Richard de Stafford then seneschal of Gascony, John de Chaundos baron of St. Sauveur le Viscounte, Stephen Cusyngton, Nigel Loryng, Richard de Totesham, Adam de Hoghton and William de Felton to crave, receive of the king of France and hold again in the king's name all counties, cities, castles, towns, lands and places which should be to him delivered according to the form of the peace, to cause the issues, rents, revenues and emoluments whatsoever thereof arising to be levied to the king's use as they used to be, to take in the king's name oaths of fealty of nobles and others of the said counties etc. as was wont and of right ought to be done, and to depute and establish therein justices, provosts, bailiffs ministers and officers whatsoever, remove them when need be, and appoint others in their room; and whereas now on behalf of the said Richard de Totesham the king has learned that though after obtaining possession thereof he immediately delivered the counties etc. so received in the king's name to stewards, provosts and other officers and ministers by him deputed by virtue of the said letters patent to answer to the king for the issues and emoluments thereof by the hands of the constable of Bourdeaux for the time being, without that that he the said Richard thereof took any issues or profits, the treasurer and barons are purposing to charge him to account for the issues etc. of the said counties etc. from the time they were delivered over by the king of France as if he had received the same, and are causing him to be distrained and troubled for that cause, wherefore he has prayed for remedy: order, if by oath of the said Richard or of his attorney they may be assured that he so delivered all counties etc. by him received to stewards etc. by him so deputed to answer for the profits as aforesaid, himself receiving nothing thereof, to stay their demand upon the said Richard made by exchequer summons to account with them for the same, discharging him thereof, and charging the constable of Bourdeaux and the others deputed as aforesaid. By K.