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Close Rolls, Edward III: October 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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October 1365

Oct. 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order, of the issues of the city of London, to pay by indenture to be made between them and John Braban the king's yeoman, making mention of the price and description thereof, for the hawks which the said John shall take to the king's use in the said city and within a circuit of ten leagues; as the king by letters patent has appointed the said John keeper of his mews by Westminster to take hawks for sale in the said city and circuit by water and by land for prompt payment by the hands of the sheriffs, namely a falcon gentil for 20s., a tiercel gentil for 10s., a goshawk for 13s. 4d., a tiercel goshawk for half a mark, a lanner for half a mark.
[Fœdera.]
Oct. 6.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire and Northumberland. Order to cause Henry de Percy knight, son and heir of Henry de Percy the elder and Idonea his wife, to have seisin of the manors of Lekyngfeld, Semere, Nafferton, Catton, Kirklevyngton, Clethorp and Gikeleswyk and certain tenements in Benyngton co. York, the third part of the manors of Werkeworth and Corbrig with their members of Aklyngton and Berlyng, and the third part of the manor of Roubiry with its members of Neuton, Thorpton and Snyter with forests etc. in Northumberland, taken into the king's hand by the death of the said Idonea, together with the issues thereof taken; as it is found by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that Idonea at her death held no lands in those counties in chief in her demesne as of fee, but held the premises in dower of the heritage of the said Henry the son, and that the said manors of Lekyngfeld, Semere, Nafferton, Kirklevyngton, Clethorp and Gikeleswyk, and the said part of the manors of Werkeworth, Corbrig and Roubiry with their members are held in chief by knight service, the manor of Catton and the tenements in Benyngton of others than the king; and the king has at another time taken the homage of Henry the son for the lands of his said father, and commanded livery thereof to be given him.
Oct. 9.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the petition of William de Gildeford, executor of William de Farle late constable of Bourdeaux, if assured by oath of the petitioner that the statements in his petition are true, to cause him to have allowance in his account at the exchequer of 100l. by the said William received at the receipt of the exchequer; as the said petition shews that he received the said sum touching his wages and the wages of his men retained with him by reason of his office, the expenses of his passage to Gascony, and of the passage of messengers by him sent to England at the king's command to certify the king of the state of his said office, which wages and expenses from the date of his commission to 20 September following, on which day he took over his said office, amount to 200l. and upwards, as may appear by the particulars thereof, and that the treasurer and barons have deferred allowing the same for that they were not controlled by the king's controller of Gascony, as they might not be for that they were made before the said constable took over his office, and the controller had not nor might have knowledge thereof, wherefore the said executor has prayed for remedy.
Membrane 15.
Oct. 6.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Herewic, the collectors of customs, and the king's searchers there. It is shewn the king on behalf of the merchants and others of the said town and of the parts adjoining that foreign merchants, willing to come thither with herring and other fish, come to anchor before the entry of the port and, for fear of the king's proclamation forbidding any man under pain of forfeiture to take gold or silver out of the realm in money, plate or otherwise, dare not enter for sale of their herring and fish, supposing that they may not take any money for their merchandise nor carry it to their own parts, and so pass to Flanders and other places over sea, whereby the king loses his customs, and the people of those parts their sustenance which in great part consists in victuals so brought, wherefore petition is made for a remedy; and whereas in the last parliament it was ordered that no man shall cause gold or silver to be so taken out of the realm, except victuallers, fishers who catch herring and other fish, and those who bring fish into the realm in small vessels not meddling with other merchandise: order to supervise all herring and fish brought to the town of Herewic there to be sold, and the coin and money which in the sale thereof shall be received by alien merchants, making indenture thereof in manner due, and suffering all fishers and merchants of foreign parts bringing thither herring and fish who meddle not with other merchandise freely without let after payment of the customs due thereupon to take with them to their own ports the money they shall receive for their fish in the sale thereof according to the said ordinance, the proclamation notwithstanding, provided always that the said fishers or others of whatsoever condition take not out of the realm by colour of this command silver, gold or other things contrary to the proclamation over and above the money so received for sale of their herring and fish, and that nothing be done or attempted which may tend to impair the force of the proclamation.
Oct. 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cantebrigge for the time being. Order to pay to the king's clerk Nicholas de Roos, warden of the scholars maintained by the king of his alms in the university of Cantebrigge, the arrears of 4d. a day granted him for his wages and of 8 marks a year granted him for two gowns, one with furring the other with lining, and of the issues of the county henceforth to pay him the said sums, taking his acquittance, according to the king's letters patent of 12 January last granting him the said sums by the hands of the sheriff during pleasure.
Oct. 12.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs and burgesses of the town of Scardeburgh for the time being. Order to pay to the warden of the hall of the king's scholars whom he maintains of his alms at Cantebrigge and to the scholars therein the arrears of 22l. 11s. yearly, and henceforth to pay them that yearly sum, taking the said warden's acquittance, according to the king's letters patent of 4 February in the 38th year of his reign, granting to the said warden and scholars among other things 22l. 11s. a year which the said bailiffs and burgesses used to pay to the king for the farm of the manor of Walesgrave, to be taken at the accustomed terms until other order should be taken for their maintenance.
Oct. 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bedford and Bukingham for the time being. Order to pay to the warden of the hall of the king's scholars whom he maintains of his alms at Cantebrigge and to the scholars therein the arrears of 20l. a year, and henceforth of the issues of those counties to pay them that yearly sum, taking the said warden's acquittance, according to the king's letters patent of 4 February in the 38th year of his reign, granting to the said warden and scholars among other things 20l. every year to be taken of the issues of the said counties by the hands of the sheriff at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions until the king should take other order for their maintenance.
Oct. 12.
Westminster.
To the abbot of Waltham for the time being. Order to pay to the warden of the hall of the king's scholars whom he maintains of his alms at Cantebrigge and to the scholars therein the arrears of 10l. 7s. (sic) a year, and henceforth to pay them that yearly sum, taking the said warden's acquittance, according to the king's letters patent of 4 February in the 38th year of his reign, granting to the said warden and scholars among other things 7l. 10s. every year at the accustomed terms of the farm which the abbot is bound to render at the exchequer for the town of Waltham until the king should take other order for their maintenance.
Oct. 10.
Westminster.
To Alice who was wife of Alan Horwode. Writ de intendendo, directing the said Alice to attorn tenant to Richard Ponte and Joan his wife for the rents and services due for a messuage and appurtenances by her held for life in the parish of St. Michael Crokedelane London with reversion to the king and his heirs; as the king by letters patent has granted to the said Richard and Joan [the reversion] of the said messuage after the death of the said Alice.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Notyngham for the time being. Order to pay to John Davy of Shillewell chaplain the arrears of 100s. a year from 10 May in the 39th year of the reign, and henceforth of the issues of his bailiwick to pay him that yearly sum for life, taking his acquittance, according to the king's letters patent of the said date, giving to the said John for life the chantry of the king's chapel within his manor of Clipston, and the chapel of St. Edwin within the forest of Shirewode, taking for the said chantry 100s. a year by the hands of the sheriff in the same manner as other chaplains holding the same used to do.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Oxford to cause a coroner to be elected instead of John Pury, who is insufficiently qualified.
Oct. 14.
Westminster.
To Adam de Bury mayor of the city of London and escheator therein. Order to cause John son and heir of John Malewayn tenant in chief to have seisin of the lands and tenements of his said father taken into the king's hand by his death; as the said John the son has proved his age before the said mayor, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26752.]
To John de Tye escheator in Kent and Middlesex. Like order, as the said John has proved his age before Adam de Bury.
The like to the following:
Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex.
John de Evesham escheator in the counties of Suthampton, Wiltes and Berkshire.
William de Otteford escheator in Cambridgeshire.
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Cumberland to cause a verderer of the forest of Ingelwode to be elected instead of Thomas de Skelton, who is dead.
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to cause John Clervaux to have seisin of a toft and five bovates of land in Estcouton, held by William son of Simon de Couton outlawed for felony it is said; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the premises have been in his hand for a year and a day, that the said William held them of the said John, that they are yet in the king's hand, and that the escheator had the year and a day and the waste, and ought to answer to the king for the same.
Membrane 14.
Nov. 4.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne for the time being. Writ de intendendo, directing them to pay to Ingelram de Coucy and Isabel the king's daughter his wife their arrears of 90l. 16s. 8d. a year, and of the farm of the said town henceforth to pay them that yearly sum, according to the king's letters patent of 20 March in the 30th year of his reign, granting to the said Isabel among other things 90l. 16s. 8d. a year lately held of the king's grant by John Darcy 'le Fitz' to him and his heirs for the life of Mary countess of Pembroke, and in the king's hands by John's death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, to be taken by the hands of the mayor and bailiffs until the lawful age of the said heir if the said countess should live, and if the said heir should die until the lawful age of his heir if the countess should live, willing and granting that if the said Isabel shouln overlive the countess, she should after the countess' death take and have the said sum every year for life as aforesaid without rendering anything to the king or his heirs for the same.
Et erat patens.
The like writs to the following:
The bailiffs of Scardeburgh for the time being, concerning 66l. a year.
The sheriff of Notyngham for the time being, concerning 39 marks 10s. a year.
Sept. 3.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order to suffer all cloths purveyed by the servants of Thomas earl of Warrewyk to send to foreign parts for his use, when assured thereof by oath of the said servants, to pass from that port without payment of custom or subsidy, any command to the collectors addressed to the contrary notwithstanding. By K.
Nov. 7.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a coroner to be elected instead of John Short who is insufficiently qualified as the king has learned.
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
To the mayor of the city of London. Order speedily to search out, survey and assay all wines of whatsoever sort lodged in cellars and taverns of the said city and the suburbs, taking such order with that which is bad, turning, tainted or discoloured as pertains to his office, and as other mayors have heretofore been used to do until further order, sparing none for favour or malice; as the king has heard upon good information that these wines are in great part bad or tainted, and some will shortly turn bad, which vintners and taverners are like to mix with new wines when they shall be stored in their cellars, to the peril and damage of the people of the said city and of those resorting thither. By K. and C.
[Fœdera.]
Oct. 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Huntyngdon. Order of the issues of his bailiwick to cause 25l. to be laid out in the repair of the gaol of the town of Huntyngdon by view and testimony of the prior of Huntyngdon, over and above the 20l. up to which the king lately ordered the said gaol to be repaired by view and testimony of the said prior upon hearing that it was too weak and ruinous to be sufficient for the custody of prisoners, so that thieves taken shall not escape for lack of custody; as the king is informed that it may not be repaired for so small a sum. By K. and C.
To the prior of Huntyngdon. Order to survey the defects of the gaol aforesaid, and to supervise the repair thereof, and the costs which shall thereupon be incurred by Nicholas de Styuecle sheriff of Huntyngdon, whom the king has ordered to repair the same up to 45l., certifying the same in chancery under his seal that the sheriff in his account may have due allowance for the costs. By K. and C.
Membrane 13.
Oct. 12.
Westminster.
To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to make a partition into three parts of 10s. 4d. of rent in Blecchewell, 6 marks of rent taken of the manor of Honyspill, 32s. of rent in Bedmeston, 6s. 8d. of rent in Cosynton, 3s. of rent in Catecote, and the third part of the manor of Dourburgh taken into the king's hand by the death of Cicely who was wife of Stephen Laundy, in presence of the heirs and parceners if upon warning they will attend, to keep the purparty of Christina wife of John de Croukerne in the king's hand until further order, and not to meddle further with the purparties of Alice wife of Thomas Orchard and Maud wife of John Wevelescombe, delivering up any issues taken of these two purparties; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Cicely at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but held the third part and rents aforesaid of others than the king, and that the said Alice and Maud, both of full age, and the said Christina, who is within age and in the king's wardship by reason of other lands of her heritage, are cousins and next heirs of the said Cicely.
Oct. 2.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons and chamberlains of the exchequer of Ireland. Order, on sight of these presents, to pay of the treasury of Ireland to John Haukyn the king's serjeant at arms the arrears of 2s. a day his wages from the time he came to Ireland in the retinue of Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland so long as he shall there abide, taking his acquittance; as the king lately by writ ordered the said treasurer and barons to pay the said John those wages of the said treasury so long as he should there abide on the king's service, and now the said John has informed the king that he has not hitherto been able to obtain payment for that the writ was not addressed to the said treasurer, barons and chamberlains.
Oct. 29.
Westminster.
To John Knyvet. Writ appointing him chief justice to hold pleas before the king during pleasure. By K.
[Fœdera.]
Oct. 30.
Westminster.
To Henry Grene. Order to deliver to John Knyvet all rolls, records, processes and memoranda whatsoever in his keeping concerning the time that he was chief justice. By K.
[Fœdera.]
Nov. 3.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Hereford to cause two coroners to be elected instead of John Calouhill and John Prys, who are not fit persons to execute that office as the king has learned.
Oct. 30.
Westminster.
To Richard de Sutton escheator in Lancashire. Order under pain of 100l., to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage and 26 acres of land of John son of Richard de Styholme in Kynerdale, delivering to the said John any issues thereof taken; as the king lately 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 he found by inquisition that the said John, who was outlawed for felony, held the same of Thomas Molineux and Joan his wife; and after at the suit of the said John, alleging that he was never outlawed and praying the removal of the king's hand, the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition; and by inquisition thereupon taken it is found that the said John is not outlawed, and at the king's command John Knyvet chief justice appointed to hold pleas before the king has certified in chancery that, after search made of the rolls and memoranda which are before the king, he has found no outlawry published against John son of Richard de Stiholme.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Richard de Grenacres and Robert de Grenacres knights of the keeping of the castle and town of Plurimel and the castle of Rochezanes in the parts of Brittany, and the said Richard and Robert and John de Bukyngham bishop of Lincoln of the sums of money, farms, revenues, ransoms and profits thereof taken; as by the hands of his yeoman Helmyngus Leget, receiver of his chamber, the king has received in his chamber 500 marks in full payment of the moneys, profits etc. aforesaid wherein the said bishop was bound when the king's lieutenant and guardian in Brittany before his consecration, and the said Richard and Robert for all the time they had the keeping of the said town and castles, and the king by letters patent has thereof acquitted them, their heirs and executors. By K.
Oct. 18.
Westminster.
To Richard de Sutton escheator in Lancashire. Order not to meddle further with all the lands which John de Haveryngton of Farleton at his death held in his demesne as of fee of the knights' fees which were of Robert de Coucy lately in the king's hand, taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir; as Nicholas son and heir of the said John, tenant by knight service of the king as of the fees aforesaid, has proved his age before the escheator, and on 27 December in the 37th year of his reign the king by letters patent gave to Ingelram lord of Coucy, cousin and heir of the said Robert, all the knights' fees of the said Robert which were then in his hand.
Membrane 12.
Nov. 1.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the petition of Richard de Stanhope and William de Acton collectors of the customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne, to allow them in their account at the exchequer for their pains and expenses a fourth part of the value of the wool and other things by them arrested as forfeit to the king wherewith they charge themselves in their said account, according to the ordinance and as used to be allowed in like case to others; as their petition shews their pains and expense in making search in the said port that no wool, woolfells or hides should be taken over therefrom to foreign parts without payment of the custom or subsidy, and that they arrested as forfeit certain wool and woolfells, a ship, and other merchandise uncustomed laded in ships there to be taken over, praying to be thereof contented.
Oct. 22.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Coventre, Thomas de Nassyngton, William Wolf and William de Corby. Order to stay altogether any demand and distraint by them made upon men of religion or other ecclesiastics for rents or goods of their ecclesiastical fee for contribution to the works of the town walls, causing such distraints to be released, and suffering them to have peace, although the king, having granted licence to enclose the said town, lately appointed them jointly and severally by letters patent to assess and apportion the costs of the said works upon merchants and inhabitants thereof and others dwelling therein, namely each according to his rents and means, and to levy and collect the sums so assessed; as it was not nor is his intention that any assessment should be made for that purpose of the rents or goods of the ecclesiastical fee of men of religion or other ecclesiastics, nor that they should pay or be made to pay anything of such their fee. Proviso that the assessment and apportionment be made upon laymen having rents and goods in the town. By C.
[Fœdera.]
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, the chancellor and treasurer of Ireland. Order, upon the petition of Richard de Stury, to whom the king has lately committed the offices of the trial and keeping of measures and weights in Ireland, to cause those offices to be restored and delivered to the said Richard, or to William Ilger his attorney and substitute to perform the same, suffering the said William without let to execute those offices; as his petition shews that the same are taken into the king's hand by the death of Roger de Flete late attorney and representative of the said Richard.
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Bristol. Order to cause a ship in that port sufficient for the gear of James earl of Ormound, which is to be brought and carried from England to Ireland by William Ilger his attorney, to be delivered without delay to the said William for the said earl's money.
Membrane 11.
Oct. 22.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to deliver in dower to Joan who was wife of Thomas de Fournyvall knight tenant in chief, of whom the king has taken an oath that she will not marry without his licence, the manor and members, herbage, lands and rents in his bailiwick of those which the king has assigned to her of the lands of her said husband taken into the king's hand by his death, namely the herbage in Bilhagh co. York extended at 22s. a year, certain tenements and rents in Capell at 63s. 0¼d., certain tenements and rents in Whitley at 104s. 8d., herbage in the soke of Ecclesfeld at 20s., certain tenements and rents within the soke of Bradefeld at 43l. 16s. 1d., herbage within the same at 8 marks, a mill in Bradefeld at 10 marks, certain tenements and rents [in] Osgerthorp at 32s. 8¾d., certain tenements and rents in Orpittes at 22s. 7½d., certain tenements and rents in Skynthorp at 12s. 1d., the manor of Treton with its members etc. at 22l. 7s. 0¾d., certain tenements and rents in Whitstan at 6l. 18s. 6d., all in the same county, and the manor of Alveton co. Stafford extended at 32l. 13d. a year.
Oct. 22.
Westminster.
To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Staffordshire. Order to deliver in dower to the said Joan the manor of Alveton.
Oct. 26.
Westminster.
To the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. Order to cause dower to be assigned to the said Joan of the lands of Thomas her husband in Ireland; as on 22 October last the king took of her an oath that she would not marry without his licence and assigned her dower of the lands of her said husband in England.
Oct. 12.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Northumberland. Order to deliver to John Philippot and Joan his wife three cottages, fifteen husband lands and 2 acres of meadow in Saltwyk, the third part of the manor and town of Ogle, certain tenements in Twysell, the manor and town of Shilvyngton except the 18th part thereof, the third part of 50 acres of land in Aldeworth, the third part of a messuage and 40 acres of land and meadows in Longwotton, the third part of nine cottages and fifteen husband lands in Longwotton, the third part of 30 acres of demesne land, three husband lands and one fishery in Seton Wodhorne, the third part of a messuage, five cottages, 140 acres of demesne land, 4 acres of meadow and one husband land in Thirnham, the third part of a piece of land containing 40 acres of land and 8 acres of meadow, and of a piece of several pasture containing 20 acres in le Colepittes, the third part of one fourth of the demesne lands and of two and a half husband lands in Fulbery, the third part of one husband land in Northmiddelton, the third part of eight messuages and 177 acres of land and meadow in Bissyngton, and the moiety of the manor of Hephalle, taken into the king's hand by the death of Joan who was wife of Robert de Ogle tenant in chief, together with the issues thereof taken, to keep until the lawful age of the said Robert's heir, according to the king's grant to them made by letters patent of 22 October in the 36th year of the reign of the wardship of the lands of Robert de Ogle which are in the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of Robert son of Robert de Ogle his cousin and heir, together with all other lands whereof the said Robert de Ogle and Joan his wife were jointly enfeoffed to them and the heirs of their bodies after the death of Joan, and the reversion of other lands held in dower or otherwise for life of that heritage (the lands of Robert Bertram excepted) to hold until the lawful age of Robert son of Robert son of Robert de Ogle without rendering anything to the king; as now it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Joan who was wife of Robert is dead, that at her death she held the other premises in dower of the heritage of the said Robert the heir, and the said moiety as jointly enfeoffed with her said husband by grant of Thomas Styward chaplain to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that the said Robert son of Robert son of Robert de Ogle and of the said Joan is next heir of Robert and Joan, and is of the age of eleven years and upwards.
Oct. 27.
Westminster.
To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order not to meddle further with two messuages, one dovecot and 21 acres of land in Letenese taken into the king's hand by the death of Peter de Wendlyngburgh otherwise called Peter atte Crook, and by reason of the nonage of John son and heir of John Malewayn tenant in chief, delivering to the said John the son any issues thereof taken since 14 October last; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Peter at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises with reversion to the said John the son, late a minor in the king's wardship, and that they are held of another than the king; and on 14 October last the age of the said John was proved, and the king took his homage and commanded livery to be given him of the lands of his said father.