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Close Rolls, Edward III: May 1366

Pages 221-226

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 1366

Membrane 25.
May 1.
Westminster.
To the scholars of the Kings Hall Cantebrigge. Writ de intendendo in favour of Nicholas de Roos the king's clerk, whom by letters patent he has appointed their warden during pleasure.
Et erat patens.
May 12.
Westminster.
To John de Olneye escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to cause Roger Loveday to have seisin of a messuage and 4 acres of land in Great Wilburgham taken into the king's hand by the death of Henry de Filby, saving to the king the issues thereof taken to be levied to his use of those lawfully chargeable with the same; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken at his command by William de Otteford late escheator, that the said Henry, who died on Thursday after the Invention of Holy Cross in the 23rd year of the reign, at his death held the premises in his demesne as of fee in chief by grand serjeanty, that answer is made to the king by the escheators for the time being for the issues and profits thereof since Henry's death by reason of the nonage of the said Roger his cousin and heir, and that the said Roger is now of full age; and the king has taken the homage and fealty of Roger, and has pardoned him whatever pertains to the king for his marriage, as he was not married while a minor in the king's wardship.
By p.s. [26988.]
May 16.
Westminster.
To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norffolk. Order to assign to Thomas de la Ryvere knight and Beatrice his wife, late the wife of Thomas de Sancto Omero tenant in chief, her dower of the lands of her said late husband taken into the king's hand by his death, in presence as well of Thomas Cheyne guardian of the lands of the purparty of Elizabeth one of the daughters and heirs of the deceased, a minor in the king's wardship, or of his attorney, as of William de Hoo knight and Alice his wife the other daughter and heir, if they will attend, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery.
April 26.
Westminster.
To Robert de Thorpe and his fellows, justices of assize in Suffolk. Order to view the record and process as well touching the verdict of an assize of novel disseisin by William Neve of Wetynge and Joan his wife before them arraigned against David de Strabolgi earl of Athole and others in the writ named as touching other the matters following, and if the facts stated by the said plaintiffs are true, to proceed to render judgment thereupon and to do justice to the parties, the allegation of the said defendants that the manor of Kentwell is in the king's hand notwithstanding, saving always the king's right if any; as lately at the suit of the said William and Joan, alleging that they arraigned the assize aforesaid before the said justices concerning tenements in Melford, Alfton, Stanstede and Shymplyng, complaining that the said Joan was disseised of the said manor except 12 acres of land and 4l. of rent therein, and that by reason of the allegation aforesaid the said justices put off proceeding to take that assize, and praying that the king would order them so to do, the king commanded the said justices to view the record and process before them had, and if such had been the proceedings, to proceed to take the assize and do justice to the parties that allegation notwithstanding, so that they should not proceed to render judgment without advising the king; and now the said William and Joan have petitioned the king to order. them to proceed to render judgment thereupon, as by verdict of the said assize it is found that the said earl unlawfully and without a judgment disseised the said Joan of the said manor, the land and rent aforesaid excepted. By C.
May 27.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of the town of Burnam Ware co. Essex. Order, upon the petition of William Walpole of Burnam Ware, to take of him security that he will bring to the city of London and not elsewhere 15 sarplers of wool and 400 woolfells, to make an indenture with him containing the number thereof, and to suffer him by a mainprise to lade the same in ships at Burnam Ware and take them by water to the said city according to the ordinance of the staple, sending to the king in chancery under their seal by a trusty person one part of the said indenture together with the names of the mainpernors; as the said William has shewn that he purposes to bring the said wool and woolfells from Burnamware to London by the river Thames, there to be weighed and sold in the staple of Westminster to his advantage, praying the king's licence so to do.
Membrane 24.
May 10.
Westminster.
To Richard de Sutton escheator in Lancashire. Order not to meddle further with the manor, town and advowson of Cokerham, restoring to the abbot and convent of Leycestre any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken by the escheator of his office, that one of the ancestors of the lord of Coucy that now is gave the premises to the said abbot and convent to find in the church of Cokerham four chaplains, namely three canons and one secular chaplain, and in the chapel of Ellale one secular chaplain to celebrate day by day, which chantries are withdrawn for 30 years past, and that the said manor and town are held of the manor of Wyresdale which was of William de Coucy and is in the king's hand by reason of his forfeiture; and the now abbot and the convent have petitioned the king for remedy, as by colour of the said inquisition the escheator is purposing to seise the premises into the king's hand, whereas long before the statute of mortmain Sir William de Lancastre by charter gave the manor, town and advowson aforesaid to the then abbot and convent in almoin without making any mention of finding chantries or aught else, as the king has seen in the said charter before him produced in chancery; and after viewing the said charter, and finding by inspection of the rolls of chancery that all the lands which were of the heritage of Ingelram now lord of Coucy are fully restored, it seems to the council that no right to the premises accrues to the king by colour of the inquisition aforesaid.
April 26.
Westminster.
To the justices of the Bench. Order, upon the petition of Maud who was wife of Edmund de Cretyng, to view the record and process before them had concerning two thirds of the manor of Great Stokton, two acres of land therein and the advowson of the church excepted, and if the proceedings have been as stated in the said petition, to proceed in the plea and do justice to the parties, so that they proceed not to the rendering of judgment without advising the king; as the said Maud has shewn the king that she is suing for the premises before the said justices against John de Enepol, that he in pleading has alleged that the said manor is in the king's hand, which she has not gainsaid, whereby she does not admit that he ought not without the king to answer, and that by colour thereof the justices have hitherto deferred to proceed in the plea which is begun. By C.
May 10.
Westminster.
To John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the third part of the lands of Thomas de Fournyvall knight tenant in chief which the king commanded to be kept in his hand for dower of Joan who was wife of the said Thomas, delivering to William de Fournyvall brother and heir of Thomas any issues thereof taken since 22 October last; as on 25 May in the 39th year of his reign the king took the homage and fealty of the said William, and commanded livery to be given him of the lands of his said brother, saving to the said Joan dower to be assigned her; and after on 22 October last the king assigned her in dower certain of her said husband's lands in Yorkshire and Staffordshire, and commanded livery thereof to be given her; and now by complaint of the said William the king has learned that, though the lands assigned in dower to the said Joan are to her delivered, the escheator is yet keeping for her dower the third part of all the lands of Thomas in his bailiwick as though she were not dowered, wherefore he has prayed for remedy.
The like to the following:
John de Evesham escheator in Wiltes.
May 5.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay their demand made by exchequer summons upon Peter de Brewes and Thomas Moryeux for 200l., causing them to be thereof discharged, and their recognisance on the rolls of the exchequer to be cancelled; as on 11 August in the 36th year of the reign they made in chancery a joint and several recognisance to the king for that sum payable at a day now past, and after the king sent the same to the exchequer among the estreats of that year to levy the money to his use; and now Helemyngus Leget receiver of his chamber [has witnessed] in chancery that the king has in his chamber been contented of that sum by the hands of the said receiver, wherefore the said recognisance is cancelled on the rolls of chancery.
May 17.
Westminster.
To the justices of the Bench. Order, for particular causes shewn before the king and council, to stay altogether a process pending before them touching an attaint to convict the jurors by whom an inquisition was lately summoned and taken between the king and Theobald Gorges knight concerning the right of presentation to the vicarage of Stourmenstre Mareschall. By C.
Membrane 23.
May 20.
Westminster.
To Ralph de Hastynges, executor of Robert de Herle. Order to have at the exchequer in the octaves of Trinity next the 86l. which the said Robert while the king's admiral received of the goods of certain men of Spain plundered at sea, and which are in the said Ralph's keeping, to be delivered to the treasurer and the chamberlains and by them dealt with as the king of his counsel shall appoint. By C.
May 20.
Westminster.
To Ralph de Neville and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine a trespass committed in Northumberland by John de Fenwyk and others against William de Acton. Order to proceed in the plea pending before them thereupon between the said William and John and to do justice to the parties, the king's letters of protection granted to the said John notwithstanding; as lately believing that he was abiding in Scotland on the king's service in the company of Alan de Heton keeper of the town of Berewic upon Twede, the king by letters patents took the said John, his men, lands, property, rents and possessions into his protection until Michaelmas next, willing that he should meanwhile be quit of certain pleas and plaints therein contained; but the king has revoked the said protection because the said John is not on his service save by times, but is attending to other business at his own pleasure, and only obtained the same fraudulently to debar others from actions which they have against him, to the scandal of the king and deception of his court, as the king has learned by credible witness. By C.
May 23.
Westminster.
To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Suffolk. Order to keep in the king's hand the moiety of the manor of Kentewell held by Kathereine Gower deceased until sued out of his hands by those to whom it pertains, but to remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with the other moiety thereof, 12 acres of land and 4l. of rent therein excepted, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as by an assize of novel disseisin before Robert de Thorpe and his fellows, justices of assize in Suffolk, taken at the town of St. Edmund, William Neve of Wetyng and Joan his wife recovered their seisin of the said manor (the said land and rent excepted) against David de Strabolgi earl of Athole, as appears by the record and process of the assize which the king has caused to come before him in chancery; and now the said William and Joan have informed the king that, though by a writ tested by the said Robert he ordered the sheriff to give them seisin of the said manor (the said land and rent excepted), the sheriff may not deliver the premises to them for that the escheator has taken the same, which is held in chief, into the king's hand by reason of alienations without the king's licence made by the said earl and others after the disseisin aforesaid, and that nevertheless the said moiety thereof, held in chief by the said Katherine, which without having livery of the king the said Joan entered it is said after the said Katherine's death as her sister and heir, is in the king's hand as the escheator has certified in chancery, praying that seisin may be given them at least of the other moiety, the said land and rent excepted. By C.
May 13.
Westminster.
To John de Olneye escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order not to meddle further with a messuage and 60 acres of land in Burwell taken into the king's land by the death of Alice Bertelot of Burwell and by reason of the vacancy of Rammeseye abbey, saving to the king's use the issues of the said messuage, land and meadow (sic) taken since her death, to be levied of those lawfully chargeable therewith; as it is found by inquisition, taken at the king's command by William de Otteford late escheator, that the said Alice at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but held the premises by knight service of the said abbey lately void and in the king's hand, that Alice and Margaret daughters of John Bertelot her son, who at her death were within age, are cousins and next heirs of the said Alice and are now of full age, and that John de Fenstede and Maud his wife, mother of the said Alice daughter of John and of the said Margaret, occupied the premises from the death of the said Alice the grandmother, who died on Tuesday after St. Augustine in the 23rd year of the reign, until 12 August in the 34th year, from which day the same were in the king's wardship and answer was made by the escheator for the issues thereof; and at another time the king has taken the fealty of Richard now abbot of Rammeseye and has restored to him the temporalities of the said abbey. Because the said Alice daughter of John and the said Margaret, who were not married at their said grandmother's death, have paid the king 60s. in the hanaper of chancery for their marriages, the king has granted them that they may marry whom they will.
May 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon the petition of Thomas de More, to allow him in his farm of the lands of Lawrence de Pageham tenant in chief 10l. for his expenses in regard to the maintenance of the heir of the said Lawrence as well for time past as henceforward until the lawful age of the said heir, discharging him thereof; as on 30 May in the 36th year of his reign by letters patent the king committed to the said Thomas the wardship of the lands aforesaid, which are in the king's hand by the death of the said Lawrence and by reason of the nonage of the said heir, to hold until his lawful age, rendering at the exchequer 100s. a year at Michaelmas and Easter by even portions; and now the said Thomas has shewn the king that the said heir has been in his wardship from the aforesaid date and yet is at his charge in meat and raiment, praying recompense for his maintenance. By K. and C.
June 4.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order upon the petition of the commons of that county, if there used of old time to be four coroners therein, and are now but two, to cause other two to be elected.
The like to the sheriff of Salop.
Membrane 22.
May 16.
Westminster.
To John de Tye escheator in Sussex. Order to remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with a messuage, a garden and 12 acres of land which were of William Stourmy in Westychenore, delivering to Juliana who was wife of the said William any issues thereof taken since his death; as lately the king ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the premises were by him taken into the king's hand, and he returned that he so took no lands of the said William, but that William de Hatton late escheator took the premises into the king's hand by reason of a trespass for which the said William Stourmy was outlawed at the suit of William Yonge, namely on Thursday before St. Philip and St. James in the 32nd year of the reign, as was found by inquisition taken by the late escheator, and for that cause and none other they are in the king's hand; and after the said Juliana informed the king that her said husband is dead, and that with him she was jointly enfeoffed of the premises by the gift of Baldwin late parson of Estychenore and Nicholas late parson of Westychenore to them and the heirs of their bodies, praying that the king's hand should be removed, wherefore the king ordered the escheator to make inquisition touching the circumstances; and by inquisition so taken it is found that William Stourmy died on Saturday after All Saints in the 38th year of the reign, that Juliana was with him jointly enfeoffed as aforesaid, and that the premises are held of another than the king.