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Close Rolls, Edward III: June 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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June 1364

June 10.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Warrewyk to cause a coroner to be elected instead of John Bardulf, who is insufficiently qualified.
Membrane 20.
June 13.
Westminster.
To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjoining. Order to cause Leonard son and heir of John de Carreu knight, who held by knight service of the heir of Lawrence de Hastynges earl of Pembroke tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, to have seisin of the lands of his said father taken into the king's hand by his death; as the said Leonard has proved his age before Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devon, and the king has taken his fealty.
To Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devon. Order not to meddle further with divers manors and lands taken into the king's hand by the death of John de Carreu knight, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said John at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held divers manors and lands of others than the king.
May 6.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order, upon the petition of James Dirkeson of Holand, to suffer him without let to buy in the realm woollen cloths to the value of the eels he has sold in the city of London, to lade the same in that port and take them to Holand after paying, the customs due thereon, the proclamations and orders to the contrary notwithstanding; as he has shewn that he brought eels in great number from Holand to the said city and there sold them, and may not take his money to his own parts because of the prohibitions by the king made, wherefore he has prayed for licence to buy cloth; and the king would cherish the friendship between himself and the men of Holand. By C.
[Fœdera.]
Membrane 19.
June 1.
Westminster.
To Walter de Kelby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order not to meddle further with the lands which Roger Lisle at his death held of the heir of Henry de Bello Monte tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and which by his death and by reason of the nonage of the said heir were taken into the king's hand, and are in his hand; as John son and heir of the said Roger, who held of the said heir by knight service, has proved his age before the escheator, and on proof of the age of Henry son and heir of the said Henry the king lately took his homage for the lands of his said father, and commanded livery thereof to be given him.
June 6.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to take of Margaret who was wife of John de Brunne, tenant by knight service of the king as of the lands which were of William de Karliolo late an adherent of the Scots the king's enemies and are in the king's hand as an escheat by reason of his forfeiture, an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to cause dower to be assigned her of the lands which her said husband so held and which by his death are taken into the king's hand, in presence of John de Sheffeld knight to whom the king has committed the wardship of two thirds thereof until the lawful age of the heir, if he choose to attend, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery.
April 24.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order to restore to the abbot of Kirkestall the lands of his abbey in Alwaldeley taken into the king's hand by William de Nessefeld late escheator, together with the issues thereof, saving to the king the services and rents hereinafter mentioned, if by right due to him; as the king lately ordered the late escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the said lands were so taken, and he certified that he found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that the late abbot held to him and his successors a messuage, four bovates of land and 4 acres of meadow in Alwaldeley (containing in all a messuage and four bovates of land) of John de Insula lord of the manor of Harewode by knight service and by the service of rendering to the said John and his heirs 2d. a year to the fines of the king's wapentake of Shirak, that the said John held the same in service in chief as of the crown as parcel of his said manor by the service aforesaid, and in the king's time without his licence released those services to the abbot and his successors, by virtue whereof the abbot held the premises in chief as of the crown by the said services, that the abbey was after void by death and cession of divers abbots, and that the now abbot entered without process of the king's court, not doing the services etc. which pertain to the king in that behalf, wherefore he took the premises into the king's hand; and the said cause being at the suit of the said abbot brought before the king and council and examined, it seems to the council that the premises were unlawfully so taken, for that in the said certificate no trespass is found in the acquisition thereof.
May 30.
Westminster.
To William de Frotheleye escheator in Notynghamshire. Order to cause Edmund Pirpount knight to have seisin of a messuage, two bovates of land and two acres of meadow in Barton held by John Hasty outlawed for felony it is said; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the sheriff, that the premises have been in his hand for a year and a day, that they were held of the said Edmund and are yet in the king's hand, and that Philip de Lutteleye late escheator had the year and a day and the waste, and ought to answer for the same.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To William de Strete the king's butler or his representative in the port of Suthampton. Order to cause one tun of wine of the king's right prise in that port for the present year to be delivered to the abbot and convent of Beaulieu Regis, according to a charter of King Henry III giving to the said abbot and convent one such tun every year between Christmas and the Purification towards the celebration of masses in that church.
May 29.
Westminster.
To William Strete the king's butler. Order to cause 4 marks a pipe, at which sum four pipes of wine were appraised by the council, to be levied of John Clerk, and three tuns of wine to be appraised and exposed for sale, and answer to be made to the king for the moneys thence arising; as the said four pipes not gauged which the said John sold contrary to the statute, and the said three tuns likewise not gauged which Richard atte Dane 'bocher' took from a ship wherein they were laded and lodged in a cellar of the said John at London contrary to the statute, it is said, are forfeit to the king. By C.
Membrane 18.
June 24.
Westminster.
To William de Frotheleye escheator in Derbyshire. Order not to meddle further with a messuage and one carucate of land in Yeveley, one carucate of land and 20s. of rent in Holyngton, one carucate of land in Cromford and Steple, and the moiety of one carucate of land in Wyaston taken into the king's hand by the death of Hugh de Meignille knight, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Hugh at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the premises for life with reversion to Thomas his son, and that the same are held of others than the king.
June 1.
Westminster.
To Gilbert Talbot and Perina his wife. Order not to meddle further with the third part of the manor of Leye co. Gloucester, in their keeping by demise of Thomas de Cotes, to whom the king granted the keeping of all the lands of John Cofe an idiot in Westhide co. Hereford, Eggesworth, Leye and Lassynden co. Gloucester, taken into the king's hand by reason of John's idiocy, delivering wholly to Thomas Ralegh of Charles any issues thereof taken since 26 June in the 36th year of the reign; as lately, on the finding of divers inquisitions, taken by Philip de Lutteleye escheator in the said counties, that a third part of the manors of Lassyden, Leye, Westbury and Eggesworth co. Gloucester and a third part of the fourth part of the manor of Westhide co. Hereford came to the king's hands by reason of the idiocy of the said John, who died while the same were in the king's hand, that the said Thomas de Ralegh cousin of the said John is his next heir and of full age, and that the said third parts are held of others than the king, on the day above mentioned the king ordered the said escheator to deliver the said third parts to Thomas de Ralegh.
Membrane 17.
June 8.
Westminster.
To Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to take the fealty of John Waryn according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to cause him to have seisin of 12 acres of land in St. Briavel, a messuage, 20 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow in Piryton, and a messuage, 20 acres of land and 5 acres of meadow in Rokhampton, taken into the king's hand by the death of William Waryn, saving to the king the issues thereof since William's death and the marriage of the heir if the same ought to pertain to the king; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that William at his death held in his demesne as of fee the said land in St. Briavel in chief by the service of keeping the king's castle of St. Briavel in time of war, and the residue of the premises of others than the king, that Guy de Bryen keeper of the said castle and of the forest of Dene entered and by colour of his office seized the premises immediately after William's death, who died on Monday after St. Barnabas in the 22nd year of the reign, and demised the wardship thereof to Walter Vaughan until the lawful age of William's heir, that the said Walter and his assigns have occupied the premises from the death of William, taking the issues thereof, and that the said John son of William is his next heir and now of the age of 21 years and upwards; and the king has respited his homage until Michaelmas.
June 20.
Westminster.
To John de Evesham escheator in Berkshire. Order to remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with three messuages, one mill, two carucates of land, 60 acres of meadow, 50 acres of pasture and 40s. of rent in Hanneye, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as the king lately ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the manor of Esthanneye of Thomas de Besyles knight and John Seymor was by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he learned by report of many that Alice who was wife of William Noioun at her death held the premises for life with reversion to the heirs of the said William and that the said William was a bastard and died without an heir, that he took the same into the king's hand supposing them to be held in chief for that no chief lord of the fee put in any claim to the lordship thereof, that after it was found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that John Tyrel and Joan his wife recovered the premises of the said William by an assize of novel disseisin as the right of Joan, and by fine levied in the king's court gave them to Thomas de Besyles knight, Thomas Feteplace and John Seymore and to the heirs of John Seymore, that after the recovery William Noioun had no seisin or estate therein, and that the same are not held of the king; and the king considers that cause insufficient.
June 25.
Westminster.
To John de Evesham escheator in Wilts. Order, of the issues of the manor of Somerford Kaynes, to pay to the abbess of Caen the arrears of a rent of 20s. and one purse price 1d. from the death of Theobald de Mounteneye, who died on the Nativity of St. Mary in the 35th year of the reign, and to pay the same henceforth so long as the manor shall be in his keeping as it used heretofore to be paid, taking her acquittance; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Theobald at his death held the said manor for life of the king's gift with reversion to the king and his heirs, and that a parcel of meadow and pasture thereto pertaining called Pillesmore is held of the said abbess, lady of Munchenehampton, by the service of the yearly payment aforesaid to be made at Munchenehampton on Michaelmas day in the forenoon.
June 22.
Westminster.
To John de Tye escheator in Surrey. Order to cause a messuage, 100 acres of land, 4½ acres and the moiety of one rood of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 76 acres of wood, 33s. 6¾d. of rent and a rent of 16 hens and 40 eggs at Wodemersthorne, a messuage, 200 acres of land and 16 acres of wood at Chepsted, one fulling mill at Kersalton and 5 acres of meadow at Nutfeld to be parted into two equal parts in the presence of John atte Lee steward of Queen Philippa, or of the said steward's attorney, and of Cicely de Bello Campo sister of John de Bello Campo of Somerset, if upon warning received they choose to attend, to cause the purparty of John Meryet son of John Meryet knight to be delivered to the said queen with the issues thereof from the death of Cicely de Beauchamp deceased, and to remove the king's hand from the other purparty falling to the said Cicely sister of John, delivering up any issues taken of that purparty, and sending the partition under seal to be enrolled in chancery as usual; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Cicely Beauchamp deceased at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the premises for life of others than the king of the gift of the said John de Bello Campo, with reversion to the said John and his heirs, and that John de Bello Campo is dead, and the said John son of John his cousin, a minor in the king's wardship, and the said Cicely his sister of full age are his next heirs; and the king has granted to the said queen the wardship of the purparty falling to the said John son of John of the lands which were of the said John de Bello Campo, in the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of the said John son of John, with the reversions of lands held in dower or otherwise for life or for a term of years, to hold until the lawful age of John son of John.
June 12.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Yorkshire. Order not to intermeddle further with a toft and one bovate of land in Osgotby taken into the king's hand by the death of William de Ryghton; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said William at his death held the premises in his demesne as of fee of Robert son and heir of William Bard of Osgotby tenant in chief as of the honour of Albemarle, lately a minor in the king's wardship, by homage and the service of 2d. a year, and that William son of the said William is his next heir and of full age; and on 16 January in the 31st year of his reign the king granted to Isabel his daughter all manner of wards, marriages, reliefs and other profits arising of the fees of Albemarle in England.
June 10.
Westminster.
To all and singular the king's sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and lieges. Order to suffer William now bishop of Winchester and the men and tenants of his fees, when they shall come with their goods and property whatsoever within the bailiwicks or districts of the said sheriffs etc., to be quit of toll, murage, pavage, pontage, passage, payage, lastage, pesage, keyage, picage, terrage and all other customs according to charters of the king and his forefathers, releasing any distraint heretofore made upon them, and restoring anything taken of them; as among other liberties granted to the bishop of Winchester and his successors by charters of former kings was granted such quittance of toll, murage and pavage throughout the realm, and the king by charter has confirmed those charters, and has further granted that though the said bishop and his predecessers have not used the liberties therein contained, he and his successors shall be quit of the customs above rehearsed for all their property which they shall cause to be carried by land and by water.
Et erat patens. [Fœdera.]
Membrane 16.
June 28.
Westminster.
To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norffolk. Order to take of Elizabeth who was wife of Walter Mauncel tenant in chief an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign her dower of the lands of her said husband taken into the king's hand by his death, sending the assignment under his seal to be enrolled in chancery as usual.