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Close Rolls, Edward III: July 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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July 1365

July 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Huntyngdon. Order, as the king has learned that his gaol of the town of Huntyngdon is too weak and ruinous to suffice for the custody of prisoners taken in that county, of the issues of his bailiwick up to the sum of 20l. to cause the said gaol to be repaired without delay by view and testimony of the prior of Huntyngdon, so that thieves taken and to be taken escape not for lack of custody.
By K. and C.
Membrane 20.
July 1.
Westminster.
To Philip de Lutteley escheator in Salop. Order to cause Nicholas Burnel knight to have seisin of 36 acres of land in Stevynton and Sete held by Henry Stevenes outlawed for felony it is said; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said land has been in his hand a year and a day, that the said Henry held it of the said Nicholas, that it is yet in his hand, and that John de Purslowe had the year and a day and the waste, and ought to answer to the king for the same.
July 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Order to cause Thomas de Roos of Hamelak to have seisin of two messuages and one bovate of land in Oswaldkirk held by Robert de Merlyng hanged for felony it is said, saving to the king the waste thereof; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the premises have been in his hand a year and a day, that the said Robert held them of the said Thomas, that they are yet in his hand, and that John Baker late bailiff of Rydale and John de Malton now bailiff had the year and a day, and after took to the king's use the issues and profits thereof arising for twelve years, and are yet taking them, and ought to answer for them to the king, but they have made no waste there.
June 28.
Westminster.
To William Strete the king's butler. Order to deliver to John Bray usher of the king's receipt one pipe of good wine for the consumption of the chancellor and treasurer and others of the council when they shall be occupied at Westminster about the management of the king's business, taking the said John's acquittance. By K.
March 18.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Cornwall to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Robert Stonard, who is sick and aged.
May 13.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Warrewyk to cause a coroner to be elected instead of George atte Castel, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 12.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Eustace de Asshewell of Staunford, who is dead.
June 20.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Cornwall to cause a coroner to be elected instead of John son of Reynold Mohun, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 20.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected instead of John Alast of Fulbek, who is insufficiently qualified.
Oct. 8.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Hertford (sic) to cause a coroner to be elected instead of John de Caluhill, who is insufficiently qualified.
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Westmorland to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Thomas de Redmane, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 23.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Rotelond to cause a verderer of the forest of Rotelond to be elected instead of John de Notyngham, who is sick and aged.
July 18.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order, upon the petition of certain merchants of Scotland, if the collectors may be assured that the wool, hides, woolfells and other merchandise salved after shipwreck at Whitebernes within the limits of the said port were of the produce of Scotland and not of England, and were customed in Scotland, and the said merchants and the seamen escaped alive to land, to suffer the said merchants to lade the same again in other ships and freely take them over to Flanders or elsewhere as they will without paying custom or subsidy thereon; as the said petition shews that the said merchants at Edenburgh laded a ship with the said goods to take to Flanders to make their advantage thereof and there customed them, that the said ship while at sea on the voyage was by a tempest wrecked at Whitebernes, that the merchants and the seamen of the ship escaped alive to land, and certain of their said goods were there cast up on land and salved, praying licence to lade these again and take them to foreign parts without payment of custom. Proviso that no such goods of the produce of England be laded or taken to foreign parts by colour of this command. By C.
July 26.
Windsor.
To the bailiffs of the town of Seford and the collectors of customs there. Order, upon the petition of the count of Flanders, if by inquisition or otherwise they may be assured that certain seamen of Dunkirk in Flanders paid custom to the king for all their goods and merchandise lately laded in a ship of theirs in the port of the said town, and believed that certain wool put on board the same ship by a certain man of Brabant was well and truly customed, to retain in the king's hands the said wool, which is not customed, and to cause the said seamen and also their said ship and goods to be dearrested, suffering them without let to pass therewith to foreign ports whither they will; as the said petition shows that, though John Henrys and his fellows, seamen and burgesses of Dunkirk, well and truly paid the customs and subsidies upon all their goods in the said ship, the said seamen are arrested with the ship and goods for that the wool, which they thought to be customed and was not, was put on board by the said man of Brabant, praying for the dearrest of the ship, goods and seamen, who were altogether innocent of the said falsehood.
By K.
Membrane 19.
July 8.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of the town of Derby for the time being. Order to pay to John Bray, usher of the receipt of the exchequer, 10l. yearly of the issues of the said town at the usual terms, and to be answerable to him for the same, according to the king's letters patent; as lately at the petition of Edward de Troubrik, to whom the king for his good service granted by letters patent 10l. to be taken every year for life at the exchequer, for a sum of money by the said John to the said Edward paid in his great need for furtherance of his business, in recompense thereof, after the said letters were given up in chancery, the king of his favour granted to the said John by other letters patent 10l. every year of the farm which the prior of Christ Church Canterbury was bound to pay the king for the manor of Borle, to be taken by the hands of the said prior at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions during the life of the said John or until provision should be made by the king or his heirs of 10l. a year of land or rent for his life; and after, for certain lands adjoining the king's castle of Risshyndon co. Kent which they released to him and his heirs, the king remitted to the said prior and the convent and to their successors a portion of the sum by them yearly payable to him for the said manor, by reason whereof the said John cannot obtain further payment from them, and for his indemnification, who has given up the last mentioned letters in chancery to be cancelled, the king has granted him 10l. a year of the farm of the said town, to be taken for life at the same terms by the hands of the bailiffs for the time being. The king's will is that the said bailiffs be thereof discharged towards him.
July 15.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order fully to restore to the abbot of Kirkestall a messuage and 8 acres of land in Adel, together with the issues thereof taken, saving to the king any services and profits to him lawfully due, staying the distraint made or yet to be made for these upon the said abbot until debate be had whether the same ought to pertain to the king; as lately the king ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the said abbot's lands in Adel were by William de Nessefeld late escheator taken into the king's hand, and he returned that the said late escheator by indenture delivered the premises to him at the time of his succession in that office, alleging that they are in the king's hand for that the abbot held the same to him and his successors of John de Insula and his heirs by knight service and other services, that the said John held them in chief by knight service as parcel of his manor of Harewode, that in the king's time without his licence the said John quitclaimed to the abbot and his successors all services to him due of the premises, by reason whereof the abbot and convent held the same in chief by knight service and other services, and that the abbey was lately void, and the now abbot entered the premises without process of the king's court and without performing the services etc. due to the king; and the cause being examined in the council, it seems to the council that the premises were unlawfully taken into the king's hand, for that in the escheator's certificate no trespass is found in the acquisition thereof.
July 4.
Westminster.
To William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with a messuage and 10 acres of land of John Broun the younger, 2 acres of land of John Broun the elder, 3 acres of land of John Andrewe and 3 roods of land of William Dawe in Little Grantisden, delivering to John Broun the younger, John Broun the elder, William Wheler and William Paget any issues thereof taken; as lately the king ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the premises were by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he so took the same for that it was found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that John de Hothum late bishop of Ely without the king's licence appropriated the premises to himself at mortmain by the said John Broun the younger, John Broun the elder, John Andrew and William his neifs; and after John Broun the younger, John Broun the elder, William Wheler heir of the said John Andrewe and William Paget heir of the said William Dawe informed the king that they are not nor ever were neifs, but free tenants of the said bishop, and that they have acquired their said tenements in fee to them and their heirs, without that that the bishop of Ely at any time had or claimed anything in the premises but only rent and other services to him due, praying for the removal of the king's hand; and the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition touching the circumstances, and by inquisition so made it is found that John Broun the younger and John Broun the elder are free tenants of the said bishop and not neifs, that John Andrewe is the bishop's neif and acquired 3 acres of the said land which he aliened to William Wheler, that William Dawe is the bishop's neif and acquired 3 roods thereof which after he aliened to William Paget, that William Wheler and William Paget are free tenants of the said bishop, and that the 3 acres which were of John Andrewe or the 3 roods which were of William Dawe were never seized into the bishop's hands nor the hands of his predecessors.
July 14.
Westminster.
To the collectors and the controller of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells, and to the troner of wool in the port of Great Jernemuth. Order to make allowance to merchants, native and alien, in weighing their wool for the canvas wherein it is packed and the corners thereof, two cloves for every sarpler greater than the sack and one clove for every sarpler containing a sack or less, no longer compelling them to pay custom or subsidy for the same; as lately by assent of parliament the king granted them that allowance. By C.
The like to the following:
The collectors etc. in the port of London.
The collectors etc. in the port of Gippewic.
The collectors etc. in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Oct. 24.
Westminster.
To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, and to the chancellor and treasurer in Ireland. Order to admit John de Hirst clerk and John Neubeurn, jointly and severally deputed by William de Rysceby the king's yeoman to exercise in Ireland the office of gauging wines, suffering them and either of them to do and exercise the same, taking the profit thereof according to the king's letters patent, whereby on 23 February in the 27th year of his reign the king of his favour gave to the said William for his good service the office of gauging wines at Chester and in singular the ports and places in Ireland for his life, with the fees and profits thereto pertaining, in the same manner as Thomas de Colle deceased had the said office.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Haselbere, by him lately taken into the king's hand for particular causes, saving always the king's right. By C.
Membrane 18.
June 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the petition of Roger de Cotesford sheriff of Oxford and Berks, if by certificate of the keepers of Wyndesore forest and of the king's manors of Foli Johan and Oldewyndesore, by inquisition or otherwise they may be assured that certain parcels of land are included within the king's park of Wyndesore or annexed to the said manors, and that the sheriff has not levied nor might levy thereof any rent from the time they were so included or annexed, to cause as well the sheriff as the tenants thereof to be discharged at the exchequer of the yearly rent falling upon every parcel and of the arrears thereof from that time; as the sheriff has shewn the king that 47½ acres 1 rood 20 perches of land at Snowedon within the said forest for which John de London used to pay 23s. 11¼d. a year to the sheriff, 5½ acres 1 rood 5 perches of land in the same town for which Thomas Shawe used to pay 2s. 10¾d., 4 acres of land there for which John Powys used to pay 2s., 15½ acres of land by the land of John Powys for which John Bataille used to pay 7s. 9d., 3 acres 3½ perches of land for which Matthew de la Chaumbre used to pay 18¼d., all parcels of a yearly farm of 14l. 16¼d., 6 acres 13 perches of land by the pasture of Margery de la Chaumbre for which Andrew le Bas used to pay 3s. 2d., 32 perches of land there for which John Bataille used to pay 1¼d., parcel of a yearly farm of 70s. 2d., 60½ acres 5 perches of land at Ingelfeld by la Knappe for which Geoffrey Merre used to pay 15s. 1½d., 17½ acres 14 perches of land by the purpresture of Andrew le Bas for which John Maurdyn used to pay 5s. 10¼d., parcels of a yearly farm of 22s. 11¼d., a purpresture for which John Lenveysy used to pay 12d. a year, parcel of six farms of 15s. 10d., which farms are parcel of the said counties, were enclosed within the said park at the time of its enclosure and are yet so enclosed, also that 3 acres of land at Wolvele for which John de Drokesford used to pay 12d. a year, parcel of a yearly farm of 8l. 16s. 1¾d., 60 roods 32 perches of land at Brodeford and Ermytescroft for which William le Merre used to pay 30s. 4¼d., parcel of a farm of 14l. 16¼d., 97 acres 1 rood 17 perches of land in a piece of ground called la Rowehull for which Hugh de Sancto Philberto used to pay 48s. 8¼d., 10 acres of land there for which John de Mora used to pay 5s., 2 acres 1 rood 2 perches of land at Benytestrete for which William de Merre used to pay 13½d., 172 acres of land by Loffeld at Brodestrode and Nuthurst for which John de Drokenesford used to pay 57s. 3d., and 1 acre of land at Nuthurst for which he used to pay 4d., parcels of a yearly farm of 115s. 3½d., 12½ acres 1 rood of land at Assheruggeslud for which Hugh de Sancto Philberto used to pay 6s. 4d., the moiety of 1 acre 9 perches of land there for which John de Mora used to pay 3½d. a year to the sheriff, parcels of a yearly farm of 70s. 2d., which farms are likewise parcel of the said counties, are annexed to the king's said manors, whereby no rent of the said parcels of land may be by the sheriff levied to the king's use, but that nevertheless the sums falling upon the said parcels of land are current in demand at the exchequer, and the sheriff is yet charged with them in his account, wherefore he has prayed for remedy.
June 30.
Westminster.
To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order to cause the amends of bread and ale in the hundred of Byre, and the amercements as well of the men, tenants and villeins of the abbess of Tarente in the town of Byre as of others within the precinct of the said hundred, also a moiety of the wood of Byre, whereof Richard de Turberville at his death was seised as parcel of the manor and hundred of Byre, and which by his death are taken into the king's hands, to be delivered to Eleanor who was wife of the said Richard, two thirds thereof with the issues of that portion taken since his death in name of wardship, the third part with the issues thereof taken since the assignment of dower to her in name of dower, to hold as the said Richard and his ancestors tenants of the said manor and hundred used to hold the same; as on 13 March in the 36th year of his reign the king ordered the escheator to assign to the said Eleanor dower of the lands of her said husband, who held by knight service of the heir of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and after on 20 March next following by letters patent the king committed to her the wardship of two thirds of the said manor and hundred, which the said Richard at his death so held of the said heir in his demesne as of fee, and which are in the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, with the issues thereof taken since his death, to hold for a set yearly farm until the lawful age of Richard's heir; and now it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Richard at his death held in his demesne as of fee the said manor and hundred, the amends of bread and ale in the said hundred, with the profit of the amercements at the two lawful hundreds of Byre, namely of St. Martin and of 'Hokday,' of all who use false measures and sell contrary to the assize within the hundred, as well men, tenants and villeins of the said abbess in that town as others within the precinct thereof, that he used to levy those amercements to his use and advantage by his bailiff of the hundred, together with the moiety of the said wood with the said abbess as parcel of the said undivided manor, and that the escheator by virtue of the king's said command caused a third part of the said manor and hundred with the appurtenances to be assigned in dower to the said Eleanor.
Mandate to the said abbess to suffer the said Eleanor to have the amends and amercements aforesaid as well of the men, tenants and villeins of the abbess in the town of Byre as of others within the precinct of the hundred, to levy those amercements to her use by the said bailiff, and to hold the moiety of the said wood, taking her estover and other profits therein as the said Richard used to do.
The like to John Brunyng steward of the said abbess, mutatis mutandis.
July 3.
Westminster.
To John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset. Order to take the fealty of Hawise late the wife of Thomas de Neuburgh according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to meddle further with the manor of Wynfrede Neuburgh taken into the king's hand by the death of the said Thomas, delivering to her any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Thomas at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but by fine levied in the king's court with his licence held the said manor jointly with the said Hawise in chief by the service of holding a laver for washing the king's hands on the day of his coronation.
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 etc. (as above, p. 127).
July 10.
Westminster.
To Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire. Order to cause Walter son and heir of Hugh de Cokesheye tenant in chief to have seisin of the lands of his said father taken into the king's hand by his death; as the said Walter has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26683.]
To John de Wyndesore escheator in Warwickshire. Like order, as the said Walter has proved his age before Leo de Perton.
The like to Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Salop. By p.s. [as above].
July 28.
Westminster.
To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order to remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with the lands which at his death Alan de Twytham, grandfather af Alan son of Theobald de Twytham, held in his demesne as of fee of the archbishopric of Canterbury lately void and in the king's hand, and which by his death, by reason of the nonage of the said Alan son of Theobald and because of the vacancy of the said archbishopric were taken into the king's hand; as the said Alan son of Theobald, cousin and heir of the said Alan de Twytham tenant by knight service of the said archbishopric, has proved his age before the escheator, and the king at another time took the fealty of Simon now archbishop of Canterbury, and commanded livery to be given him of the temporalities of the archbishopric.
Aug. 6.
Windsor.
To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, and to the chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order to cause all lands in Ireland of Mary de Sancto Paulo countess of Pembroke, together with the issues thereof from the octaves of Easter last, to be delivered to the said countess to hold in the same manner as before they were taken into the king's hand; as for particular causes willing to shew favour to the said countess the king has granted her the said lands, which lately he commanded to be taken into his hand for the purpose of an aid for a set time for defence of Ireland against the king's Irish enemies. By K.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 17.
July 28.
Windsor.
To Ralph Spigurnell constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports. Of the complaint of the lords and others the commons of the realm the king is informed that great numbers as well clerks, laymen and men of religion as others have aforetime without the king's licence passed out of the realm and do daily so pass within the bailiwick and districts of the said Ralph by means of favours and gifts as by his negligence, connivance and sufferance, taking out with them at will great and needless sums of gold and silver, and letters, processes etc. in writing as well by letters of exchange as by way of chevance in merchandise and in money and by divers other subtle means, and what is worse that the said Ralph suffers great numbers of persons as well the king's subjects as others of whatsoever nation and condition, carrying with them bulls, letters, processes, instruments etc. in writing prejudicial and hurtful to the king, his people and realm, to land in ports and other places within his said bailiwick and districts, and without arrest to go their way within the realm whither they will, in contempt of the king and of the ordinance made in full parliament by the king, lords and commons, and contrary to the proclamation many times made, whereat the king is moved to anger: order therefore, under pain of forfeiture, to suffer no person of whatsoever nation or condition, without the king's special command by letters under his secret seal to the said Ralph addressed, in ports or places within his bailiwick or districts to pass out of the realm with money or plate of gold or silver, letters of exchange or other letters, processes or instruments in writing contrary to the said ordinance and proclamations, known merchants excepted exercising their lawful traffic who will cross the sea for that purpose, to make search and keep guard in every the ports and places aforesaid by day and by night that no person may there land or disembark until he and all he shall bring with him or in his company be openly searched, viewed and examined, causing all who shall be found to have with them hurtful bulls, processes, instruments, letters or other writings as aforesaid to be arrested and kept in safe custody until further order, taking to him all such bulls etc. so found, and sending them under his seal by trusty messengers to the council at London there to be inspected and dealt with as law and reason require, to cause all masters of ships and vessels touching within the said bailiwicks and districts, and the seamen, merchants and others whatsoever therein, under pain of forfeiture of the said vessels and the goods therein, to swear every one by himself upon the gospels that they will not conceal any person or thing in bales, gear, barrels, vessels or elsewhere within their ships but will plainly tell and shew all therein contained, and in like manner all merchants crossing the sea to swear that they will take no gold or silver out of the realm in money or plate secretly or openly, nor by letters or otherwise make nor procure exchange or chevance, save only for their lawful merchandise to traffic therewith as true merchants ought, and that without shewing favour, comfort, aid, maintenance nor the shadow or colour thereof to any other whatsoever to make apport or payment without the realm in fraud or defeat of the effect of the said ordinance, and lastly to cause all these things to be executed from time to time, so that by his negligence, lukewarmness or default no hurt nor peril may happen to the king, his subjects or to the realm, whereby the king should have matter for wrath against him. By K. and C.
Et erat patens.
[See writ of this date to the governor of Calais in Fœdera.]
The like writs patent to the following:
The bailiffs of Herewic, the customers, keepers of the passage and the king's searchers in that port.
The bailiffs of Plummuth etc.
The bailiffs of Romeneye etc.
The bailiffs of Lyme etc.
The bailiffs of Grymesby etc.
The mayor and sheriffs of London, the customers etc.
The bailiffs of Maldon etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Exeter etc.
The bailiffs of Shorham etc.
The bailiffs of Lemyngton etc.
The bailiffs of Melcombe etc.
The bailiffs of Faversham etc.
The bailiffs of Scardeburgh etc.
The bailiffs of Weymuth etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Sandewic etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Lenne etc.
The bailiffs of Dertemuth etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Rye etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton etc.
The bailiffs of Seford etc.
The bailiffs of Jernemuth etc.
The bailiffs of the isle of Tanet etc.
Thomas Havener' keeper of all ports and passages in Cornwall, the customers etc.
The bailiffs of Boston etc.
The bailiffs of Bruggewatre etc.
The bailiffs of Gippewic etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull etc.
The bailiffs of Lyverpole etc.
The bailiffs of Mergate etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol etc.
The bailiffs of Barton upon Humbre.
The bailiffs of Warham etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Cicestre etc.
The bailiffs of Hamelhoke etc.
The bailffs of Hastyngges etc.
The bailiffs of Blakeneye etc.
The bailiffs of Dunwic etc.
The bailiffs of K[i]rkeleyrode.
The bailiffs of Orford etc.
The bailiffs of Gosford etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne etc.
The bailiffs of Hythe etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Dovorre etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Colcestre etc.
The bailiffs of Waynflete etc.
The bailiffs of la Pole etc.
The bailiffs of Salfletehaven etc.
The bailiffs of Hertilpole etc.
The bailiffs of Whyteby etc.
The bailiffs of Seton etc.
The bailiffs of Cheppestowe etc.
The steward and bailiffs of Holdernesse etc.
The bailiffs of Fowy etc.
July 28.
Windsor.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause proclamation to be made forbidding under pain of forfeiture any native or alien of whatsoever condition, without the king's licence by letters under his secret seal, by himself or by others to take or send gold or silver out of the realm in money or plate by way of change or otherwise, to procure or sue letters of exchange by any means or colour whatsoever, nor to deliver merchandise or other aver to any man to take or pay the value thereof over sea but only to lawful merchants known for such for exercise of their traffic, forbidding any man contrary to the ordinance to bring within the realm bulls, letters, processes, instruments or other writings prejudicial to the king and his people, and commanding all keepers and searchers of passages and ports of the realm under the pain aforesaid to make search and keep watch in all ports and places within their bailiwick and districts by day and by night according to the commands to them addressed, and to take and arrest all whom the sheriff shall find doing contrary to these things, and the gold, silver, bulls, instruments etc. with them found, and keep them in safe custody until further order, certifying the king from time to time of their action; as of the complaint etc. (as above) the king is informed that great numbers etc. have passed and do pass out of the realm without his licence taking with them at will gold and silver as well by letters of exchange as by way of chevance in merchandise and in money and by divers other subtle means, and processes, instruments, bulls, letters etc. in writing, and what is worse that great number of persons of whatsoever nation and condition willing to cross the sea are suffered to land in ports and places within the realm carrying with them bulls, letters, processes, instruments etc. in writing prejudicial and hurtful to the king, his people and the realm, and without arrest to go their way within the realm whither they will, in contempt etc. By K. and C.
The like to the following:
The sheriff of Lancastre.
The sheriff of Northumberland.
The sheriff of Cumberland.
The sheriff of York.
The sheriff of Lincoln.
The sheriff of Norffolk and Suffolk.
The sheriff of Essex.
The sheriff of Cantebrigge and Huntingdon.
The sheriff of Sussex.
The sheriff of Suthampton.
The sheriff of Somerset and Dorset.
The sheriff of Devon.
The sheriff of Gloucester.
The sheriff of Oxford and Berks.
The sheriff of Salop.