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Close Rolls, Edward III: May 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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May 1365

May 2.
Westminster.
John de Thorpe to Agnes who was wife of John Mautravers knight. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Wiltes.
Charter of Lionel de Bradenham, giving with warranty to John son of John de Sutton, Robert Marny, Richard de Sutton, Roger de Wolferston, Edmund Northtoft, William Warde and John Stanstede parson of Staneweye for their lives his manor of Langenhoo. Witnesses: John Gernoun, William Baud knights, Robert de Teye, Thomas de Hynton, John Olyver, Nicholas Segrave. Dated Langenhoo, 3 April 39 Edward III.
Writing of Lionel de Bradenham, giving with warranty to John son of John de Sutton, Robert Marny, Richard de Sutton, Roger Wolfereston, Edmund Northtoft, William Warde and John Stanstede parson of Staneweye, their heirs and assigns, all his goods and chattels in Essex moveable and immovable. Dated Langenho, 3 April 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and writing, 4 May.
Membrane 29d.
May 5.
Westminster.
William de la Saucerye of Kyngeston upon Thames to Hugh de Redhogh and Thomas de Hexham. Recognisance for 10l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Surrey.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Thomas.
May 5.
Westminster.
Henry de Blakeburn clerk appoints Nicholas de Staunford clerk his attorney to sue in chancery the execution of a recognisance for 40l. to him made by John son of Robert de Swynestede before John Pyel late mayor of the staple of Westminster, to receive the money and give acquittance for the same.
Indenture witnessing that brother Richard de Plesye prior of Donmowe and the convent have given with warranty to Sir William de Ferers knight lord of Groby, John Bataille son and heir of John Bataille, Richard Rowe, John Hanekyn and William Clerk of Lyndesselle a dwelling house with garden adjoining and a thicket by the gate thereof heretofore occupied by the said prior which are within the said priory, and have granted to them every day so many white loaves called 'miches,' so many gallons of the best ale of the convent, and all else of the kitchen etc. arising as two canons ought and have been used to take in the refectory, and every day a corrody in bread and ale and of the kitchen for one servant, namely one 'serjauntlof,' one loaf called 'gretterwhitlof,' half a gallon of convent ale and from the kitchen pottage with one mess of meat, also ten cartloads of wood, oak or ash, 12 lbs. of candle of Parys yearly to be carried and delivered at the said dwelling house, or 4s. a week during the said prior's life in name of the said corrodies whensoever they are pleased to commute the same, also the whole tithe of the fishery of all the weirs of Burnham and of a manor called Chevereshalle in the parish of High Aungre, with power to distrain for arrears in all lands of the said priory in the town of Little Donmowe. Dated Donmowe priory, 6 April 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said prior, for himself and the convent, 5 May.
May 6.
Westminster.
John Baudewyn of Ulneswyk to Nicholas de Twyford of London 'goldsmyth.' Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Bukinghamshire.
Cancelled on payment.
Writing of Nigel de Haukynton, being an acquittance to Sir William de la Pole lord of Castell de Asschby David for 10l. this day received in the city of London by the hands of William de Lyndesell clerk, in full of 20l. wherein the said Sir William was bound to the said Nigel. Dated London, 5 May 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 May.
May 8.
Westminster.
John Baudewyn of Ulneswyk to Nicholas de Twyford of London 'goldsmyth.' Recognisance for 80l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Bukinghamshire.
Cancelled on payment.
May 9.
Westminster.
William de Grauleriis prior of Monks Kirkeby to Walter de Freland clerk. Recognisance for 120l. payable by instalments; to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Warwickshire.
May 9.
Westminster.
Brian de Stapelton knight, John Boys and Roger Boys to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 2,000 marks, to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels in Yorkshire.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Raveneser the said queen's attorney.
Charter indented of Thomas Haket, giving with warranty to Roger Rose and Margery his wife, their heirs and assigns, a sixth part of the manor of Brompton co. Somerset with the advowson of the church and of the chapel of St. Mary Brompton, rendering yearly one mark only in the octaves of Michaelmas in the parish church of la Bere co. Dorset so long as they shall so pay the same, and if it be not paid 40s. of yearly rent for the default, so that whenever the said mark be duly paid the 40s. shall for that term be discharged, reserving power to distrain for arrears, which part the said Thomas had of the gift and feoffment of Isabel de Glommorgan, and by his writing lately gave to the said Roger and Margery for seven years at a yearly rent of 8 marks. Witnesses: John de Lyle knight, Geoffrey Rokele, John Burgham, Walter de Burton. Dated Neuport, Monday after the Invention of Holy Cross 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 9 May.
Charter of John Harwedon and John Rud, giving with warranty to Richard Englis of Newenham Moryn and Alice his wife and to the heirs of the body of the said Richard the messuages, lands, meadows, woods, rents and services of free and villein tenants sometime of John Burel which they had by the gift and feoffment of Sir John Mannyng clerk in the towns of Stokebasset, Ippesden and Mongewelle. Witnesses: Hugh de Berewyk, Gilbert Wace knights, Thomas Bartyn, Ralph Restwald, John James, Nicholas Paiable, Walter atte Garstone, John Roudene. Dated Stokebasset, Sunday after St. Philip and St. James 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 May.
May 9.
Westminster.
Richard son of Richard Scotte of Newcastle upon Tyne to Hugh de Mitford. Recognisance for 9l. payable by instalments; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Northumberland.
May 10.
Westminster.
Brother John prior of St. John the Evangelist Brechon of the order of St. Benedict in the diocese of St. Davids to Robert Vynter of Maydestan. Recognisance for 80l., to be levied etc. in Herefordshire.
Writing of Richard son of Richard Scotte of Newcastle upon Tyne, being a quitclaim with warranty to Hugh de Mitford and his heirs of all the lands in the town of Marnham co. Notyngham which descended to the said Richard after the death of Edmund de Denom his ancestor with the reversion of those which Alice who was wife of the said Edmund holds in dower in the said town, all which the said Richard on 1 April 39 Edward III by his writing demised to the said Hugh for a term of ten years. Dated London, the parish of St. Andrew Holburne, 10 May 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 May.
May 14.
Westminster.
Walter fitz Wauter knight to Thomas fitz Richard. Recognisance, for 100l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Essex.
Membrane 28 d.
Charter of Walter son of Ellis le Forster of Herlawe, executor of Walter de Herlawe citizen and girdler of London who was executor of Gilbert de Istelworthe sometime citizen and dyer of London, giving with warranty to William Digge 'wexchaundeler' citizen of London and to Joan his wife, their heirs and assigns, the tenement formerly of the said Gilbert in the parish of St. Michael Queenhithe London which the said Gilbert bequeathed to be sold by his executors or by their executors. Dated London, 13 May 39 Edward III. Witnesses: John Rote, William Bathe, John Terry, John Taillour, William Neweport, Hugh de Ware, John de Chepstede; Adam de Bury being then mayor of London, Simon de Mordon and John Medeford sheriffs, and John Litle alderman of the ward.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 May.
Writing of John Hastang, son of John Hastang knight (militis), being a quitclaim with warranty to John de Blockeleye clerk and his heirs of all and singular the lands sometime of John de Bromley in the town and fields of Asshorne co. Warrewich. Dated Estlemynton, Sunday after the Purification 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 May this year.
May 16.
Westminster.
Philip Mongomery to brother Peter prior of Bermondeseye, John Hurdecote and William de Henton. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Somerset.
Gilbert de Arches parson of Drayton Beauchamp and Richard Salter of Aillesbury to Hugh de Elmesale and Anthony his son. Joint and several recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire.
Writing of John son and heir of Hugh le Blount, granting that Dame Joyce his mother while she shall have an estate in the manor of Gynge, and after her Sir William de Ferrers and Margaret his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said William, being lords of the said manor, shall have common of pasture in the outwood of Rammesdene of Nicholas de Barenton concerning which was debate heretofore between Sir Hugh Blount ancestor of the said John, whose heir he is, and the said Nicholas, Sir Hugh alleging that he and his ancestors were long time possessed thereof, and thereupon was an accord between them, the said Nicholas granting to Sir Hugh and his heirs common of pasture in the said wood for all cattle of his said manor of Gynge, which by fine levied in the king's court the said Joyce holds for life of the said John's grant with reversion to the said William and Margaret and the heirs of the said William. Witnesses: Sir Thomas de Maundeville, Sir William de Wauton knights, John Waryn, John Stamer. Dated Stebbyngg, 16 May 39 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 May.
Charter of William Sevans, son and heir of William Sevans knight (militis), giving to Robert de Denton chaplain, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 10l. issuing of all the lands of the said William in Essex to be taken at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, with power to distrain for arrears; and the said William has paid him 1d. thereof in name of seisin. Dated London, 15 May 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 May.
Indenture of defeasance of the above rent, upon condition that William Sevans, son of William Sevans knight (militis), shall pay to Robert de Denton chaplain or to his attorney 100l. at the feast of St. John Baptist next at London in the parish of St. Margaret in Briggestrete in the said Robert's house. Dated London, 16 May 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 18 May.
May 17.
Westminster.
Richard Hatheleseye parson of Brynkworth to David de Wollore and Thomas de Neuby clerks. Recognisance for 10l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Wiltes.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said David.
Writing of Richard Wulfrycheston vicar of Spersolt in the diocese of Salisbury, being a bond to Queen Philippa in 100l. payable at Michaelmas next in the said queen's exchequer at Westminster. Dated Westminster, 16 May 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 May.
May 18.
Westminster.
Thomas de Legh to Thomas de Rokwode. Recognisance for 160l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
May 21.
Westminster.
Robert Vynter of Maydenstan to David de Wollore. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Kent.
Cancelled on payment.
Writing of John atte Morhalle, being a release to William Yoman, Margery his wife, James their son, Cicely their daughter and John Rote of all executions of a statute merchant whereby Thomas Iwayn was bound to him in 200l., in regard to a messuage, five shops and the appurtenances in Fletestrete in the suburb of London whereof at that time the said Thomas was tenant, and whereof the said William, Margery, James and Cicely are now tenants for their lives with reversion to the said John Rote and his heirs, and of all claim in the premises. Dated London, 21 May 39 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 May.
Membrane 27d.
May 21.
Westminster.
John son and heir of John de Wodehull knight (militis) to Eleanor who was wife of John de Wodehull knight. Recognisance for 120l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Bedfordshire.
Indenture of lease with warranty made by John de Wodehull, son and heir of John de Wodhull knight (militis), to Sir Thomas de Reynes, Sir Lawrence de Pabenham, John Curteys and William de Wodhull, of his manors of Wodhull and Langeford co. Bedford and Pateshull co. Norhampton for a term of 30 years, granting that all tenants and farmers of the said manors shall be answerable to them during the said term. Dated Wodhull, Palm Sunday 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John de Wodhull, 21 May.
Writing of John de Mohoun lord of Dunsterre, giving to Sir Hugh de Courtenay earl of Devon and Margaret his wife, their heirs and assigns, all his knights' fees in Devonshire and all knight services of his tenants by knight service in that county wheresoever, with wards, marriages, homages, reliefs, escheats etc. thereto belonging. Witnesses: John de Meryet knight, Robert de Sambourne clerk, Henry Percehay, John Cary, William Cary. Dated Colecombe, 1 May 39 Edward III.
Writing of John de Mohoun lord of Dunsterre, giving to John de Southedon and John de Horcastel clerks, William Boneville, Thomas Bytelesgate and John Stoke, their heirs and assigns, all his knights' fees in Devonshire etc. (as above). Witnesses: John de Meryet knight, Robert de Sambourne clerk, Henry Percehay, William Tauk, John Cary, William Cary. Dated Colecombe, 1 May 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 20 May at Lambehithe co. Surrey, before John Moubray who had for the purpose the king's writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the files of chancery for this year.
May 24.
Westminster.
William Godefreye of Leyre chaplain to William Palmer clerk. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Leycestreshire.
May 25.
Westminster.
Brother Geoffrey prior of Bradenestoke, for himself and the convent, to Edmund Bannoc citizen of London. Recognisance for 43l. 6s. 8d., to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Wyltes.
Writing of Nicholas de Apperleye, being a bond to John de Eylesford knight in 40 marks payable at Tulynton on Midsummer day next. Dated Sunday after St. Dunstan 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 May.
May 26.
Westminster.
William Kelseye to William de Horne of Apuldre co. Kent. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Lincolnshire.
Cancelled on payment.
Writing of William de Horne of Apuldre co. Kent, granting with warranty to Peter Kelseye clerk, John de Folkyngham clerk and Hugh Mitford, their heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 33s. 4d. to be taken of the lands of Richard de Willesford of Welbourne co. Lincoln in the town of Welbourne, to the said William granted by the said Richard during the life of Joan wife of Sir Thomas Fogghe who was wife of William de Cotstede, to be paid at the New Temple London at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions with power to distrain for arrears. Dated the New Temple London, 20 May 39 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 May.
May 28.
Westminster.
Gosselin Surteys and Thomas de Kelshowe to Richard de Chestrefeld clerk. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Northumberland.
Cancelled on payment.
June 7.
Westminster.
John Mounpellers to David de Wollore and Thomas de Neuby. Recognisance for 6l., to be levied etc. in Suffolk.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said David.
June 16.
Westminster.
Richard Loveday of Essex to John de Bampton. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
Membrane 26d.
May 28.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to take into the hands of the mayor and chamberlain of the said city all taverns in the city and suburbs wherein sweet wines are sold, and to cause the king's order concerning the same to be proclaimed and observed; as for particular causes shewn before the king, the prelates, nobles and others of his council, he has with their assent ordered that the taverns aforesaid and the retailing of such wines shall be taken into the hands of the said mayor and chamberlain, and three taverns only shall be by them appointed for the sale thereof, one in the street of Chepe, another in that of Walbroke, and the third in Lumbardstrete, that no man shall sell sweet wines in other places of the city and suburbs nor in those three taverns save those deputed for the purpose by the said mayor and chamberlain under pain of forfeiting such wines to the use of the mayor and commonalty of the city, that a competent price be put upon those wines by the said mayor and chamberlain at the beginning of the year without any increase to be made by those who by their appointment shall sell them, and that all profits arising as well of the sale as of the forfeiture of such wines shall go to the use of the commonalty of the said city by the hands of the said mayor and chamberlain in aid of the repair of walls, ditches and other things needful. Nevertheless it is the king's intent that those who have sweet wines in taverns and other places may lawfully sell them in gross to the said mayor and chamberlain or to others who will buy them in gross. By K.
[Fœdera. Rolls of Parliament, ii. p. 459.]
June 2.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to stay altogether the further holding of a plea before them at the suit of John Baret for an alleged trespass against him at the suburb of London, where the chancery now is, committed by William de Notyngham a servant dwelling with certain clerks of the chancery, telling the said John on behalf of the king to repair to the chancery and there sue for justice if he shall think fit; as the cognisance of pleas concerning trespasses committed against clerks of chancery or their servants and ministers in places where the chancery may abide, or trespasses by the said clerks, their ministers or servants dwelling with them there committed against others, pertains to the chancellor or the keeper of the seal for the time being, and used so to do time out of mind; and that custom was accepted and approved by the king, the prelates, earls, barons and others in a parliament holden at Westminster in the 18th year of the reign, as appears by endorsement of a petition presented in the said parliament and enrolled upon the roll thereof; and the sheriffs are holding pleas before them at the suit of the said John, drawing to them the cognisance of matters which pertain to the chancellor now being there and to none other contrary to the custom aforesaid and the approval thereof, and the king would not that the clerks of the chancery, their servants or ministers should be dealt with otherwise than in times past used to be done in like case. [Ibid. p. 154.]
Writing of Fulk Horwode citizen of London, being a quitclaim with warranty to Nicholas de Lovayne knight and his heirs of the manor of Nuttefeld with the knights' fees, advowsons of churches, vicarages and chapels, royalties, liberties, parks, woods, warrens, pastures, feedings, moors, marshes, ponds, fish ponds, turbaries, fisheries, services of free tenants and neifs etc. thereto belonging. Dated London, 21 May 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 June.
Membrane 25d.
Writing of Fulk Horwode citizen and mercer (mercerus) of London, granting with warranty to Nicholas de Lovayne knight, his executors and assigns, all the estate in the manor of Aldebury in the parish of Merstham co. Surrey, with all lands, meadows, woods, feedings, pastures, waters, ways, paths, hedges, ditches, rents, wards, marriages, reliefs, heriots, escheats and other advantages, which he the said Fulk, his executors and assigns, have by demise of Nicholas le Freynsh of Reygate co. Surrey and Joan his wife from 16 February 34 Edward III to Michaelmas following and thenceforward for a term of eight years, subject to a rent of 50s. yearly payable at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, 19s. yearly payable to the chief lord of the fee, and the other services thereof due except suit of the court of Canterbury which Nicholas le Freynsh and Joan ought to perform, which estate the said Joan in her widowhood ratified by her writing. Witnesses: Richard Burstowe, Thomas atte Holylond, Henry atte Helde, Thomas Albon, Walter atte Thornfrith, John de Bodekesham, John atte Lee. Dated Notefeld, 26 May 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 June.
Writing of Fulk de Horwode citizen and 'grocer' of London, granting to Sir Nicholas de Lovayne knight, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 4 marks which Nicholas Gervays of Merstham co. Surrey was bound to pay to William de Cobham of Chafford, his heirs and assigns, at four terms in the year of all the lands which Martin Gervais and Joan his wife purchased of Thomas de Cobham and Elizabeth his wife in Merstham, and of all those in the said town which came by inheritance to the said Joan, which rent the said William by deed gave to him the said Fulk, his heirs and assigns, and the said Nicholas Gervays confirmed that gift by deed, granting for himself and his heirs power to the said Fulk, his heirs and assigns, to distrain for arrears in all the lands aforesaid. Witnesses: Richard de Borstowe, Thomas de Holilond, Walter de Thornfrith, Henry atte Helde, Thomas Alban, John de Bodekesham, John atte Lee. Dated Nuttefelde, 26 May 39 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 June.
Writing of Thomas Daldoun knight, giving to Sir Walter de Pavely knight, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 40l. of all his manors and lands in Kent payable at Midsummer and Christmas by even portions, with power to distrain for arrears. Witnesses: John Kiriel, John de Clynton, Stephen de Valoyns, Lawrence de Brenlyf, Thomas Moraunt knights, John Colpeper, William Appulderfeld, Thomas Colpeper. Dated Henden, 10 June 39 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 June.
Charter of Thomas Daldoun knight, granting with warranty to Thomas de Houngreford and John de Gildesburgh, their heirs and assigns, the manor of Burgherssh with the members of Hegelond and Pesemerssh with the appurtenances in Sussex as fully as he the said Thomas Daldoun ever had the same. Witnesses: Alan de Buxhull, William de Ecchyngham, John Seintclier knights, Richard Hurst, William Tauk, John Dasshebournham, Roger Dasshebournham. Dated Burgherssh, 10 June 39 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 June.
Indenture made at London between Sir Bartholomew de Burgherssh knight and Sir Thomas Daldoun knight, being the defeasance of a statute merchant whereby the said Sir Thomas is bound for 2,000 marks, upon condition that from this day forth Sir Thomas shall not sell nor to farm let any of the manors, nor parcel thereof, nor any land he has or which may come to him, save by will of Sir Bartholomew, that he shall be ready to enter into the warranty of the manor of Burgherssh toward Thomas de Houngreford and John de Gildisbury, and without delay or debate to be traverser whensoever by them vouched in a writ concerning the said manor which Sir Bartholomew shall bring against the said Thomas de Houngreford and John. Dated London, 11 June 39 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Bartholomew, 12 June.
May 10.
Westminster.
To the constable of Tuttebury castle. Order, upon the petition of John de Worthyngton, if Nicholas de Atherton shall at the king's command or otherwise be set free from the prison of the said castle, immediately to send again his body to the sheriff of Lancaster to be by him imprisoned, according to a judgment of Godfrey Folejambe and his fellows justices of oyer and terminer in Lancashire, until he shall content the said John of 100 marks damages, under pain of answering to the said John for that sum if the said Nicholas be not so sent again; as the said John recovered the damages aforesaid in a plea against the said Nicholas before the said justices concerning a trespass whereof Nicholas was convicted, and for that cause the body of Nicholas was arrested and committed to the sheriff's custody, and he is now imprisoned in the said castle at the king's command by writ of privy seal, as appears by the record and process of the said plea which the king has caused to come before him in chancery; and the said petition shews that Nicholas is procuring his deliverance from the said castle, and that his purpose is so to escape without contenting the said John.
May 28.
Westminster.
To John de Sutton of Lincoln. Order, under pain of forfeiture, upon sight of these presents, to make ready himself with six men well armed, and with all speed to repair to the town of Calais, there to abide as one of the aldermen thereof with the other aldermen for defence of the said town according to the order made by the king and council.
Membrane 24d.
April 28.
Westminster.
To the warden of the Fleet prison. Order to cause John Rodelond of Norwich to be set free from the said prison, of the king's favour suffering him this time to go his way; as the said John lately accused Richard Spynk of Norwich before the king of having procured by a false suggestion made to the king the release from custody without ransom of four burgesses of Amiens who were held to the king at a great ransom and for that cause in custody in Dovorre castle; and for that he was assured that the accusation was false and untrue, the king ordered that the said John should be arrested and committed to the said prison according to the statute concerning false accusers, there to abide until further order; and having regard to his long abode there, of his compassion and favour the king has pardoned the trespass so made, and his imprisonment, and whatsoever pertains to the king in that behalf. By K.
June 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order, upon the petition of Richard Spicer of Estmallyng, to stay the taking of his body by the mainprise of William Alayn and William Worte of Canterbury co. Kent, bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench at the day the writ de judicio is returnable; as his petition shews that Geoffrey James is impleading him before the said justices for an alleged trespass, and that by the said writ the sheriff is ordered to take his body so as to have him before the justices on a day therein named, though he is ready to answer the said Richard (sic) and to stand to right in all things; and the said William and William appearing in person in chancery have mainperned under a pain of 20l. to have him there on the said day to answer to the said Geoffrey.
May 15.
Westminster.
To Henry Grene and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius to command that the inquisitions which remain to be taken between the king and Isabel his daughter on the one part and John de Dynham on the other part, notwithstanding that the business affects the king and his said daughter, if not yet taken, be taken before John de Moubray one of the justices of the Bench, namely whether Thomas de Courtenaye tenant in chief, whose lands are in the king's hand by reason of the nonage of Hugh his son and heir and in the wardship of the said Isabel by the king's commission, was at his death seised in his demesne as of fee of the manors of Sutton Lucy, Colewyll, Plumtrowe, Wodehiwyssh, Harleston, Donterton and Suthpole co. Devon, Wotton Kriket and the hamlet of Northome co. Somerset, as in the process held before the said justices, is alleged on behalf of the king and Isabel, or whether the said Thomas in his life time demised the premises to the said John, as is by him alleged, without that that Thomas at his death was thereof so seised. Proviso that proceedings shall not go forward to the rendering of judgment without advising the king.
May 16.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, at the prayer of Agnes who was wife of John Mautravers the elder, to stay until the quinzaine of Easter next their demand against her made by exchequer summons and their distraint for the issues or value of the manor of Rathgel co. Lymyrik, in order that she may in the meantime sue for execution in the court of Ireland at her peril, if she shall think fit; as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken at the king's command by Nicholas de Bekenesfeld escheator in Ireland, that John Mautravers the younger at his death held the said manor for life in chief by knight service of the demise of John Mautravers the elder with reversion to the said John the elder, at the suit of John the elder in chancery in the octaves of the Purification in the 37th year of the reign, alleging that the said manor is held of the then countess Dessemund as of her manor of Inskysty and not in chief, and for that it was alleged on the king's behalf that it is held in chief as by the said inquisition found, and by John the elder aliened without the king's licence to John the younger for life, the king sent the business for debate before the justices appointed to hold pleas which attend the justiciary of Ireland, and meanwhile by letters patent committed the keeping of the said manor to John the elder, so that he should answer to the king at the exchequer of Dublin for the issues or the value thereof if the said manor or the wardship thereof should be adjudged to pertain to the king; and now on behalf of the said Agnes the king is informed that John the elder in his life time with all diligence sued for debate of the business in the court of Ireland, that he died while process was pending, that by his death the manor was taken into the king's hand, and that she as executor of his will is being distrained by exchequer summons to render at the exchequer of England the said issues or value for the time that the said manor was in her said husband's hand by the king's commission, praying that such distraint be stayed, and that she may sue for debate as aforesaid in the court of Ireland.