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Close Rolls, Edward III: September 1365

Pages 138-139

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

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September 1365

Membrane 16.
Sept. 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Order to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with two thirds of one dovecot, 20 acres of land and 1½ acre of meadow in Hokyton, delivering up any issues thereof taken since the death of John de Russheton; as lately at the suit of Thomas Moraunt and Ellen his wife, sister and heir of the said John, alleging that the said John by process before the justices of the Bench for an alleged trespass against William Lengleys was put in exigents to be outlawed in Westmorland, and was after outlawed, his goods and chattels seized into the king's hand as forfeit by the then sheriff, and his lands in Hokyton likewise to answer to the king for the issues thereof arising during such outlawry, that the said John is long dead, and that his lands ought not for the outlawry aforesaid to remain in the king's hand after his death, praying the king to remove his hand and cause the same to be restored to the said Thomas and Ellen, the king ordered the sheriff to make inquisition touching the premises; and by inquisition so made it is found that the said John died about the quinzaine of Easter in the 23rd year of the reign, that he was outlawed in Westmorland about the feast of Trinity in the 17th year at the suit of William Lengleys for a trespass against him, that the said lands in Hokyton were about the said feast of Trinity seized into the king's hand and are yet in his hand, that they are held of others than the king, and that the said Ellen sister of John is his next heir and of the age of 40 years and upwards. Proviso that answer be made to the king for the issues of the said lands from the publishing of the said outlawry to the day of John's death.
Aug. 28.
Marlborough.
To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex. Order not to meddle further with the manor called Shynglehalle in Great Dunmowe, which came to the king's hands by the death of William Olyve tenant by knight service of the heir of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and by reason of the nonage of Alice daughter and heir of the said William, who died within age and in the king's wardship; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said manor came to the king's hands as aforesaid and is yet in his hand, that it is held of the said earl's heir by the service of one knight's fee, and that John Boys of Dunmowe, son of Mary one of the sisters of John Olyve father of the said William and grandfather of the said Alice, is her next heir and of full age; and at another time on proof of the age of Humphrey de Bohun now earl of Hereford, cousin and heir of the said earl, the king took his homage and commanded livery to be given him of the said earl's lands.
Sept. 12.
Marlborough.
To Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devon. Order to cause Edmund son and heir of John de Stonore 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 Edmund has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26722.]
To John de Evesham escheator in Oxfordshire, Berkshire and the county of Suthampton. Like order, as the said Edmund has proved his age before Thomas Cheyne.
The like to the following:
Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire.
Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire.
William de Otteford escheator in Bukinghamshire.
John de Tye escheator in Middlesex.
Sept. 16.
Windsor.
To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire and Salop. Order to cause Thomas son and heir of William de Lodelowe 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 Thomas has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty.
By p.s. [26724.]