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Close Rolls, Edward III: April 1366

Pages 220-221

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

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April 1366

Membrane 26.
April 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln for the time being. Order to pay to Richard Torperle the arrears of 12d. a day, and the same daily sum henceforward according to the king's letters patent, taking his acquittance; as for good service as well to the king as to Isabel his daughter the king granted the said Richard of the issues of that county 7½d. a day for life or until other order should be taken for his estate, and after on 15 August last for his service the king by letters patent granted him 4½d. a day to be taken as aforesaid over and above the former sum.
Et erat patens.
April 18.
Westminster.
To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order to cause John de Croukerne and Cicely his wife, daughter of Joan who was wife of Richard Childehey and third daughter and one of the heirs of Cicely who was wife of Stephen Laundy, to have seisin of the purparty of the said Cicely wife of John of the hamlet of Bikenhull, kept in the king's hand by reason of her nonage; as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Cicely wife of Stephen Laundy at her death held the said hamlet to her and the heirs of her body in chief by the service of the eleventh part of one knight's fee, that Maud who was wife of Thomas de Dodyngton one daughter, Alice wife of Thomas Orchard a second daughter, and the said Cicely daughter of Joan the third daughter are her next heirs, and that the said Maud and Alice were of full age and Cicely daughter of Joan within age, the king respited the homages as well of the said Thomas [Orchard] by reason of issue between him and the said Alice begotten as of the said Maud, and commanded the escheator to make a partition of the said hamlet into three equal parts, and to cause the said Thomas and Alice and the said Maud to have seisin of their respective purparties, keeping in the king's hand until further order the purparty of the said Cicely daughter of Joan; and now the said Cicely daughter of Joan, whom the said John with the king's licence has taken to wife, has proved her age before the escheator, and the king has taken the fealty of the said John.
May 1.
Westminster.
To John de Evesham escheator in Wiltes. Order not to trouble Walter Dansey, brother and heir of William Danseye brother and heir of John Danseye tenant in chief, for his homage and fealty, releasing any distraint upon him made for that cause; as the said Walter has done homage and fealty for the lands of the said John, which came to the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of the said William, who died a minor in the king's wardship.
By p.s. [26970.]
The like to Philip de Luttele escheator in Herefordshire.
April 24.
Westminster.
To John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset. Order not to meddle further with the purparty of Christina wife of John de Croukerne of the third part of the manor of Dourburgh, 10s. 4d. of rent in Blecchewell, 6 marks of rent of the manor of Honyspill, 32s. of rent in Bedmeston, 6s. 8d. of rent in Cosynton and 3s. of rent in Catecote, kept in the king's hand by reason of the nonage of the said Christina; as lately on the finding of an inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Cicely who was wife of Stephen Laundy at her death held the premises in her demesne as of fee of others than the king, and that Alice wife of Thomas Orchard and Maud wife of John Wyvelescombe of full age, and the said Christina a minor and in the king's wardship by reason of other lands of her heritage, are cousins and next heirs of the said Cicely, the king ordered the escheator to make a partition of the premises into three equal parts, to keep the purparty of the said Christina in the king's hand until further order, and not to meddle further with the purparties of the said Alice and Maud; and the said Christina has now proved her age before the escheator.
May 1.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Northumberland. Order to cause Henry de la Vale, son of William de la Vale knight and cousin and heir of Robert de la Vale tenant in chief, to have seisin of the lands of the said Robert his grandfather, taken into the king's hand by his death; as the said Henry has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26972.]
April 20.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Gloucester to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Geoffrey Ailwyne, who is insufficiently qualified.