Close Rolls, Edward III: January 1366

Pages 210-212

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

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January 1366

Membrane 2d.
Jan. 20.
To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to a parliament to be holden at Westminster on Monday the morrow of the Invention of Holy Cross next, directing him to warn the prior and chapter of Christ Church Canterbury, the archdeacons and clergy of the diocese to be present, the said prior and archdeacons in person, the chapter by one proctor and the clergy by two, and desiring him to be at London on the Sunday before that date so as to attend at Westminster on the Monday morning. By K. and C.
[Report on the Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 639.]
The like to John archbishop of York, Thomas bishop of Durham and sixteen other bishops, the bishops of Landaff, St. Asaph and Bath and Wells not being named.
To the abbot of Glastonbury. Summons to the said parliament.
The like to the abbot of St. Augustine Canterbury and 21 other abbots, the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and the prior of Coventre.
To John duke of Lancastre the king's son. Summons to the said parliament.
The like to Edmund earl of Cantebrigge and nine other earls, Henry de Percy and 40 others, including John de Bohun of Midhurst.
[Ibid., p. 640.]
To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights of the shire, two citizens of every city and two burgesses of every borough to be elected and come to the said parliament.
The like to singular the sheriffs of England.
To Ralph Spigurnell constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order to cause two barons of every of the said ports to be elected and come to the said parliament.
[Ibid., p. 641.]
To John Knyvet. Summons to the said parliament.
The like to Robert de Thorpe and twelve others.
Membrane 1d.
Jan. 23.
John Devenysshe citizen and skinner of London to Walter de Multon clerk. Recognisance for 30l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London.
Jan. 23.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order, upon the petition of Alice who was wife of Thomas de Cokefeld knight and Richard atte Celer citizen of London, to view the record and process of a plea before them in the husting of London upon a writ of right against Robert de Hull 'maryner' concerning a messuage and two shops in London, and to proceed therein and do justice to the parties according to the custom of the said city, the allegation of the defendant that the king was seised of the premises and by letters patent gave them to the said Robert notwithstanding, so that they do not proceed to rendering of judgment without advising the king; as the said Alice and Richard have shewn the king that they sued before the said mayor and sheriffs for the said messuage and shops, that the said Robert in pleading alleged that the king was thereof seised in fee and gave the premises as aforesaid to him for life with reversion to the king and his heirs by the name of a messuage with the appurtenances, for which cause he ought not without the king to answer the plaintiffs, and that by colour thereof the mayor and sheriffs deferred to proceed therein, to the plaintiffs' hurt. By C.
Charter of John Cory clerk, giving to the king, his heirs and assigns, all his tenements and messuages with two gardens and curtilages and the dovecot thereto adjoining etc. sometime of Roger atte Ponde, John Reed and Agnes Lucas at Estsmethefeld and upon la Tourhulle in the parish of St. Botulph without Algate London, situate and lying in length between the new churchyard of Holy Trinity and a tenement of the abbot and monks of St. Mary Graces by the Tower of London on the south side and another highway called Hoggestrete on the north, and in breadth between the said churchyard on the east and the public street towards the city of London on the west. Witnesses: Adam de Bury then mayor of the said city, John Brikelesworth and Thomas de Irlaund sheriffs, John de Wendovere, Robert Groylonde, William Gamen. Dated la Tourhulle, 6 November the feast of St. Leonard 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 January.
Memorandum that this charter was delivered to the said abbot, to whom the king gave the premises therein comprised.
Jan. 22.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause the king's former order concerning the sale of sweet wines to be proclaimed in the city and suburbs of London, and to be observed, and if after such proclamation they shall find any persons contravening the same, to arrest and safe keep until further order as forfeit to the king all sweet wines so exposed for sale, the tuns or vessels wherefrom such wines were drawn and all wine therein remaining, and also the bodies of the vendors, certifying such arrest from time to time in chancery under their seals; as lately the king ordered all cellars or houses wherein sweet wines were stored to be closed and kept closed so that none should be drawn out thence until further order, and now after deliberation had touching the matter with the prelates, nobles and other learned men, by common consent it is agreed for the public weal and the advantage of the people that no merchant, taverner or other person whatsoever shall on any pretence, under pain of imprisonment at the king's will and forfeiture of double the value of the tun or vessel from which the same is drawn and all wine therein, sell or cause to be sold any sweet wines at retail or by parcels or otherwise in small quantities within the realm in any houses or places, and that all such wines now within the realm, save those reserved in gross for the households of lords and others, shall under pain of forfeiture thereof be taken out of the realm before Easter next. By K. and C.
The like to the following:
The bailiffs of the city of Rochester and 22 other cities and towns.
The mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich and of 15 other cities and towns.
Writing of Geoffrey son of William de Swynithwait, being a quitclaim with warranty to Sir Richard le Scrope knight, his heirs and assigns, of the manor of Preston by Layburn. Witnesses: Geoffrey Pigott, Robert de Stodawe, Gilbert de Wauton, John de Thoresby, Peter de Wencelaghe, John Botiller of Layburn, Henry de Bellerby, Roger de Eston, John de Gunwardeby, William de Redenesse clerk. Dated Preston aforesaid, Sunday before Martinmas 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment at Kirtelyngton in Richemundshire, 9 January, before John Moubray, by virtue of a writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the files of chancery for this year.