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Close Rolls, Edward III: June 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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June 1365

Membrane 23d.
June 9.
Westminster.
To Th. archbishop of Dublin. Request and command upon his allegiance, as he cares for the king's honour and his own and would avoid the king's wrath, to meet together with the archbishop of Armach, and setting forth the business and the rights of the matter, and suppressing all rancour and discord, to treat amicably and establish such concord that either may without let or resistance carry (baiulare) the cross before him and pass with his household amicably in the province of the other, considering the example of the debate in like case moved between the archbishops of Canterbury and York, which upon request and interposition on the king's behalf was reformed by perpetual concord, and if for any impediment this may not be done, to be before the king in England in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next to give information thereupon, and to do and receive what shall by him and the council be ordered; as it is the king's hearty desire that peace shall flourish among his subjects, and since debate has arisen on the matter aforesaid, as the king has learned, his heart is set upon a speedy agreement. By K.
The like, mutatis mutandis, to the archbishop of Armach. By K. [Fœdera.]
Writing of Thomas de Kelshowe burgess of Newcastle upon Tyne, giving to Edmund earl of Cantebrigge his lord, for a sum of money to him due by the said Thomas, a ship called la Laurence of Newcastle upon Tyne with all the gear thereof and all the merchandise therein, which ship and merchandise were forfeited to the king for divers merchandise therein found uncustomed, and by his letters patent restored to the said Thomas of the king's favour and for 40l. paid at the receipt of the exchequer. Dated London, 14 June 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment. (fn. 1)
June 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made that every able bodied man of the said city on feast days when he has leisure shall in his sports use bows and arrows or pellets or bolts, and shall learn and practise the art of shooting, forbidding them under pain of imprisonment to meddle in hurling of stones, loggats and quoits, handball, football, club ball, cambuc, cock fighting or other vain games of no value; as the people of the realm, noble and simple, used heretofore to practise the said are in their sports, whence by God's help came forth honour to the kingdom and advantage to the king in his actions of war, and now the said art is almost wholly disused, and the people indulge in the games aforesaid and in other dishonest and unthrifty or idle games, whereby the realm is like to be without archers. By K.
[Fœdera.]
The like to singular the sheriffs of England.
[Ibid.]
Indenture of feoffment made by William de Cornewaille and Joan his wife to Nicholas de Twyford the younger citizen of London, his heirs and assigns, of all the land called Aspefeld in the parish of Shaldeswell with the meadows, pastures, leasowes and ditches thereto pertaining, which lands, meadows etc. are called several, rendering yearly one rose at Midsummer during the ten next years for all services and demands, and thenceforward 7 marks yearly at Easter, with power to the grantors again to enter and hold the premises if the rent be one month in arrear. Covenant that if the premises be charged by any statute merchant, recognisance, rent charge or debt to the king whereby the grantees shall without their default suffer charge, loss or hurt, or if the said grantees shall lose the premises or parcel thereof by title earlier than this date, or without fraud of theirs be put out for such cause, the said William and Joan and their heirs shall recompense them; and covenant for defeasance of a statute merchant of 53l. 6s. 8d. by the said William made to the said Nicholas, upon condition that the said William and Joan and their heirs shall keep the covenants herein contained, and that they shall warrant the premises to the grantees without other charge or demand. Nicholas de Twyford father of the said Nicholas and Joan de Couele appointed attorneys of the grantors to deliver seisin. Witnesses: Sir Richard Damory, Sir Roger de Cotesford, Sir Richard Dabberbury knights, John Purcel, Nicholas de Somerton. Dated London, Michaelmas day 39 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said William and Nicholas, 6 October.
June 26.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made that smiths who make swords, knives and other weapons in the city of London shall put particular marks upon all their handiwork, that the same being so marked shall be shewn before the mayor, sheriffs and aldermen of London in the Gildehall of the city so that every man's work may be known by his mark, and that they shall forfeit any works sold without such mark or the price thereof, causing the premises to be observed, and any works found to have been sold or exposed for sale in the city and suburbs of London without marks to be seized as forfeit into the king's hand, and answer to be made to him for them. By K.
[Fœdera.]
Membrane 22d.
June 18.
Westminster.
Joan who was wife of John de Coupland to John de Monte Acuto knight. Recognisance for 500 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in Northumberland.
Indenture made between Sir John de Mountagu and Joan who was wife of John de Coupland, being a lease of the castle and barony of Werk upon Twede with fees, advowsons etc. thereto belonging to the said Joan and her assigns, being lieges of the king and none other, for a term of seven years from Martinmas next if she so long live, or to her assigns or executors for one year only after her death if she shall die within the said term, rendering 200 marks a year to the said Sir John and his heirs at his lodging in the parish of St. Clement without the bar of the New Temple London at Whitsuntide and Martinmas by even portions, the said Joan, her assigns or executors, guarding, maintaining and defending the premises during the said term against all men save the king and his eldest son at their own costs so far as they reasonably may considering the state thereof at present or when repaired at the cost of the lessor, without waste of lands or buildings, save that allowance shall be made to the lessees for any destruction arising from public war as other lords in those parts make to tenants in like case, but as to making and repairing the castle walls the lessor, his heirs and executors, shall be therewith charged. Covenants for reentry of the lessor until arrears and costs be paid if the said rent be 40 days in arrear, saving to the lessee the goods therein found; for outlay of 40 marks of the said farm during the first year upon the repair of the 'dongon' or walls of the castle, and of further sums by agreement; for power to the lessor to sell or exchange the premises during the said term upon giving half a year's warning to the lessee, and to the lessee to surrender the same upon one year's warning given to the lessor, his heirs or executors in person if in England, or at his manor of Stoke in Hamme co. Devon, so that recompense be made of a proportion of the farm for the time she shall hold the same; for defeasance of the foregoing recognisance upon condition that the lessee shall pay the said rent and defend the premises as aforesaid during the said term, not making waste beyond the value of 100s; that in case the said castle be taken or burnt by enemies, and they be thence thrust out by the lessee or by her procurement without cost to the lessor, upon condition that she shall as speedily as may be repair the damage in walls or buildings by such enemies done, she shall not be charged with 500 marks by reason of the said recognisance, nor otherwise be answerable for the taking or burning thereof; the lessor binding himself and his executors for performance of his part of all these matters. Dated London, 20 June 1365, 39 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 25 June.
Charter of William son of William de Septem Vannis knight (militis), giving with warranty to Richard Herst and Joan his wife, their heirs and assigns, his manor of Morhale co. Sussex, with all his lands, rents and services of free tenants and neifs in the towns of Nemnefeld, Wertelyngge and Hoo. Witnesses: William Batelisford, Richard Halle, Thomas Pepelisham, Ralph atte Levere, Robert Eliot. Dated Hellyngleye co. Sussex, 12 February 39 Edward III.
Writing of William son of William de Septem Vannis knight (militis), being a quitclaim with warranty to Richard Herst and Joan his wife, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Morhale co. Sussex with lands, rents and services of free tenants and neifs in the towns of Nemnefeld, Wertelyngge and Hoo. Witnesses (as the last). Dated Hellyngleye, 24 June 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and writing, 26 June.
June 27.
Westminster.
John Burewell, Henry Fyssh and Thomas Worlich to the abbot of Battle. Joint and several recognisance for 100l., to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Suffolk.
John Launde and John Tournour of Hampstede to the abbot of Battle. Joint and several recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in Essex.
July 3.
Westminster.
William Cosyn 'brasiere' of Algatstrete to John de Gosebourne. Recognisance for 40l. to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Membrane 21d.
Charter of Ralph Basset lord of Drayton, giving with warranty to John Brunyng of Upmelecombe, his heirs and assigns, the manor of Upmelecombe with appurtenances, as in messuages, lands, meadows, woods, pastures, moors, furze (janettis), rents, services of free and villein tenants and all that goes with them, together with the advowson of Melecombe, and the rents and services of Edward de Cerne, Katherine de Byngham, Roger de Manyngford, John Russel and Henry de Littelton in Dorset. Witnesses: John de Chidiok, Alan de Cheigny knights, Thomas de la Bere, John de Brudemere, Roger de Coker, William de Henton. Dated Westminster, Friday after St. Dunstan 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 June.
June 19.
Westminster.
Geoffrey de Lucy to Juliana countess of Huntyngdon. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent.
Writing of Alice de Huntyngfeld, cousin and heir of Richard de Amoundeville, being a quitclaim with warranty to Robert de Ufford earl of Suffolk, Edmund his brother, Adam de Skakelthorp parson of Causton and Adam Haweboys parson of Cokefeld, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Thorneye and all the rent now or heretofore pertaining to the said manor as fully as the said Richard in his life time held the same. Dated London, Friday before Midsummer 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 June.
June 20.
Westminster.
Walter de Aston parson of Dumbelton to Thomas Mounte clerk and Thomas Panes. Recognisance for 6 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Worcestershire.
Geoffrey Chiryton to Thomas Mounte clerk and Thomas Panes. Recognisance for 4 marks, to be levied etc. in Warwickshire.
Writing of Matthew son of Geoffrey de Stowelle knight (militis), being a quitclaim with warranty to Sir Nicholas de Lovayne knight and Margaret his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said Nicholas, of all the lands, rents, services, woods, meadows and pastures sometime of Alice de Columbers in the parishes of Peneshurst, Chidyngston, Lye, Tonebrugge, Buttebergh and Spedhurst. Witnesses: Sir Andrew de Sakeville, Sir Richard de Tittesham, Sir John de Sancto Claro knights, John Colepeper, John Chitecroft, James de Pekham, Geoffrey Colepeper then sheriff of Kent. Dated Peneshurst, Saturday before Midsummer 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 June.
June 23.
Westminster.
John atte Grene 'bocher' of Algatstrate co. Middlesex to John de Gosebourne. Recognisance for 60l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Middlesex.
Charter of William Sepvauns, son of William Sepvauns knight (militis), giving to John Gower, his heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 10l. issuing from the manor of Wygebergh and from all the grantor's lands in Essex, to be taken at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, with power to distrain for arrears, and the grantor has given the said John 1d. in name of seisin; also all the chattels live and dead thereupon, to take and drive whither he will. Dated 23 June 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 June.
Writing of William Sepvauns, son and heir of William Sepvauns late deceased, being a quitclaim with warranty to John Gower, his heirs and assigns, of the whole manor of Aldynton with 14s. 6d. of rent and a rent of one cock, 13 hens and 140 eggs in Maplescompe, and the homages and all the services of the tenants who ought to render the same. Witnesses: James de Peckham, William Vauls, Richard de Aldynton, Alan de Chelscombe, Richard atte Wode.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 June.
June 22.
Westminster.
To Richard de Adderbury and John de Evesham. Order not to meddle henceforward in certain trespasses and misdeeds in Berkshire with Warin de Lisle and John de Baldyngton or either of them, although the king lately appointed them all guardians of his peace and justices of oyer and terminer to deal therewith, and to do other things in the letters patent contained; as the king for particular causes has discharged the said Richard and John de Evesham of that office. The king has commanded the said Warin and John de Baldyngton to attend to the execution of the said commission, the presence of the said Richard and John de Evesham notwithstanding.
By K. on the information of the steward.
Charter of John de Bykenore of Claveryng called 'la Veel,' lord of the manor of Coldham co. Essex and cousin and heir of Robert de Bikenore of Derteford co. Kent, giving with warranty to the king, his heirs and assigns, the manor of Portebrig and all the lands, rents and services which came to him after the death of the said Robert in the towns of Derteford, Wylmynton and Stone with the advowson of one chapel or chantry of St. Edmund the king in Derteford. Witnesses: Robert de Louthe, Thomas de Thorp clerk, Michael Skillyng, Simon de Kegworth, John Neweport, Edmund Lambyn, Robert Elinrigge, Thomas Huchon, John Godeman, Geoffrey Gonale, John Sewale, John Bere, Thomas Sewale. Dated Derteford, 11 May 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June.
June 30.
Westminster.
Sampson Matham of Sabrichesworth co. Hertford to Hamelin Matham of Surrey. Recognisance for 400l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Hertfordshire.
Membrane 20d.
Charter of William Wyngefeld, John de Rokwode, Thomas Tu, Richard Becheshale parson of Foxhirde and John Palham chaplain, granting to Dame Joan de Bures sometime wife of Sir Robert de Bures knight for her life, with remainder to the right heirs of the said Sir Robert, the manor of Bures St. Mary with le Netherhalle, Asyngton, Great Cornerd, Little Cornerd, Wiston, Great Waldyngfeld, Little Waldyngfeld, Groten, Edwardiston, Meldyngg, Brent Illeghe, Polsted and Sudbery which they lately had jointly with Dame Alice de Bures mother of the said Sir Robert of his gift and feoffment, Dame Alice having released to them her whole estate. Witnesses: Sir Robert de Swynbourne, Sir John de Botitourt knights, Robert Giffard, Thomas Boteler, John de Sudbery, William Doreward, Hugh Fitz Rauf. Dated Aketon, Thursday the feast of St. Martin Bishop 35 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June this year.
Writing of William de Wyngefeld, Thomas Tuwe, Richard Bedeshale (sic) parson of Foxherde and John de Palham chaplain, being a quitclaim to John de Rokwode and Alice wife of John de Sutton knight of the manor of Merkes in the town of Roydon co. Suffolk and elsewhere, which they lately had jointly with the said John de Rokwode of the gift and feoffment of Sir Robert de Bures son of Andrew de Bures knight. Dated Foxherde, Thursday in Easter week 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June.
Writing of Thomas Twe, Richard Becheshale parson of Foxhirde and John Palham chaplain, being a quitclaim to William de Wyngefeld and John de Rokewode of the manors of Bures St. Mary with le Netherhalle, Assyngton, Great Cornerd, Little Cornerd, Wyston, Great Waldyngfeld, Little Waldyngfeld, Croton (sic), Edwardiston, Meldyng, Brent Illeghe, Posted and Sodbery. Dated Aketon, Thursday in Easter week 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June.
Indenture made at Westminster on Saturday after the quinzaine of Trinity 39 Edward III, between John de Sutton the son knight and Alice his wife of the one part and John de Rokewode of the other part, granting that the said John de Sutton and Alice shall not during the life of the said Alice be troubled nor impeached by the said John de Rokewode, his heirs or assigns for waste of the manor of Merkes in Reydon co. Suffolk, which manor by fine between the parties levied before the justices of the Common Bench at Westminster in the octaves of Trinity last was by the said John de Sutton and Alice acknowledged to be the right of the said John de Rokewode, who rendered the same to them for the life of the said Alice, saving the reversion to him and his heirs. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John de Rokewode, 28 June.
Indenture made between John son of Thomas de Astelee of the one part and Sir John Wade canon of St. Paul London and Robert de Luffenham of the other part, being a grant to the said John son of Thomas of a yearly rent of two marks to be taken of all the lands of the said Sir John and Robert in Pikwell co. Leycestre until he be provided with a benefice of the value of 40 marks, or shall have for life 40 marks of land, rent or land and rent, the 2 marks to be paid at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions, with power to distrain for arrears. Dated Astelee, the feast of St. Barnabas 39 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Wade and Robert de Luffenham, 30 June.

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