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Close Rolls, Edward III: February 1366

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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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February 1366

Feb. 3.
Westminster.
Simon Lescy of Kyngesclyve, parson of St. Mary by the Bridge Staunford, to Robert Clement parson of Overton Watervylle. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Lincolnshire.
Feb. 3.
Westminster.
William de Worston, Thomas Coubrigge, William de Camme and Robert de Cherleton to Peter Thurk. Joint and several recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels in the city of London.
Cancelled on payment.
Indenture made between Peter Turk of the one part and William de Worston, Thomas Coubrigge, William de Camme and Robert de Cherleton of the other part, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance upon condition that the said William, Thomas, William and Robert, their heirs or executors, pay to the said Peter, his executors or their attorney bringing an acquittance, 100 marks in the priory of nuns of Clerkenewell, to wit at Midsummer next or within six weeks 5 marks, at Michaelmas following or within six weeks 5 marks, at Easter following or within six weeks 5 marks, at Michaelmas following or within six weeks 5 marks, and so from year to year until the whole be paid. Dated Westminster, Wednesday after Candlemas 40 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at Westminster, 4 February.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
Robert Vynter of Maydenstan to David de Wollore clerk. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Kent.
Cancelled on payment.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
Hugh Chastillon knight of Bukinghamshire to David de Wollore and Michael de Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 4l., to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Michael.
Membrane 29d.
Certificate of William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire, that he has taken the fealty of Isold late the wife of John de Dardres of Turveye, tenant by knight service of John son and heir of John Traily tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, has caused her to swear that she will not marry without the king's licence, and has assigned her dower of her said husband's lands taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason of the said heir's nonage, namely within his manor of Turveye in Turveye all the chambers on the east side of the hall and the third part of the kitchen with free ingress and egress as well to the kitchen as the said chambers, the lesser grange by the 'knyghtuschaumbre' and two other houses, namely one sheepfold and one pigsty, with ingress and egress through the gates of the manor and other easements, and ingress and egress to the chapel and dovecot thereof for the third part of the issues and easements when need be and for divine celebrations, which grange, sheepfold and pigsty are of no yearly value over and above reprises, but the third part of the dovecot is worth 2s. 2½d. a year; likewise one garden called the 'Westorcherd,' a house wherein Alice Delly dwells with a piece of land containing 4 perches in length and one in breadth sometime of Richard le Noble, value 3s. 4d. a year, 20½ acres 13 perches of arable land in the higher field called the 'Blakedole,' each acre value 4d. a year, 6 acres 3⅓ roods in a field called Wolveresheye, each acre value 4d. a year, 17 acres in the fields called Hodewyke Fourlong, each acre value 4d. a year, 11½ acres in a field called the Stokkyngg, each acre value 4d. a year, together with half an acre and the hedge with 6½ perches of land in Peruscroft towards the Touneshende, value 12d. a year, 21 acres 1 rood 5½ feet of arable land in the 'Westfeld,' each acre value 3d. a year; of meadows and pastures 7½ acres ½ rood 16 perches, each acre value 12d. a year; of wood 17 acres 1 rood 13 perches 6 feet, each acre value 12d. a year.
Assignment of dower to Constance who was wife of Walter de Ribbesford knight of the manor of Ribbesford, there made by Leo de Perton escheator in Worcestershire on Friday after the Conversion of St. Paul 40 Edward III, by virtue of the king's writ thereto attached. First within the said manor one high chamber on the south side of the hall with the cellar, the chapel and other houses as far as the outer post at a little gate at the entry of the garden called 'Overorchard'; a moiety of the said garden as by set bounds appears, with the dovecot there and the fish pond called Postelpol, a small curtilage enclosed on the east of the said chamber, the joint easements of a way from the said hall to Ribbesford church when need be, and of a spring within the said manor, of the close within the great gate, and of coming and going when need be by the great gate; in the outer court one grange called 'heyberne,' by the outer gate one house called 'shepehous', a garden called 'Brodeorchord' with a 'forlong' of land thereby called Edesshfeld, the land, meadow and wood from the gate called 'Walbrokyate' to Glodderebrugge, lands, hay (haiss') and moor from the grove of the rector of Ribbesford on the west lying by a hay leading upon the high way to the water called Gloddere, and from the said water on the east to a hay hard by a dovecot on the west as far as the said water, and thence on the east side to a wood called 'Hewebache'; in the park for a third part from the gate called 'Birchenyate' to the 'Erber' by the straight way, thence to a pear tree, thence to Oken Vallet leading by a path to a piece of ground called Doggehed, thence to the 'Neweyate' on the south side, thence to the 'crabbetre' in the Birchen Vallet, and thence to Walbrokyate, with joint easement of the way there as far as the river Severn; a piece of ground jointly from Walbrokyate to the Severn from the 'ivytre' to the 'popelerues'; also 6½d. a year rent of the tenement of Roger de Sheynston, and the presentation to the church of Ribbesford, namely for the third turn.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
Michael de Ponynges knight to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 2,000 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Sussex.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Raveneser clerk the said queen's attorney.
Indenture made between Queen Philippa and Sir Michael de Ponynges knight, being a grant and sale to Sir Michael of the wardship of the body of William son and heir of Sir John de Bardolf and his marriage, to the effect that the said William shall take to wife Agnes daughter of the said Michael before the month of Easter next, for which the said Michael shall pay the said queen 1,000l. in her exchequer at Westminster, to wit 500l. within eight days after the month of Easter next, 250 marks at Michaelmas following, 250 marks at Easter following, and 250 marks at Michaelmas following; and a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance upon condition that the said Sir Michael shall keep the days of payment, and if any default be found in the said William whereby he may not marry the said Agnes by the law of the church, or if he shall refuse so to do, or if either of them die before marriage, the said Sir Michael, his heirs and executors, shall be discharged as well of the payment aforesaid as of the said recognisance. Covenants that if the said Agnes after her marriage die without issue living before the said sum be fully paid, Sir Michael, his heirs, executors and tenants, shall be discharged of the part thereof unpaid and of the said recognisance, that the said William shall yearly during his nonage take 50 marks for maintenance at the queen's exchequer or by the hands of the farmers of the lands in Sussex of his heritage. Dated Wyndesore, 11 February 40 [Edward III]. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Michael, 13 February.
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
Richard de Piriton clerk, William de Tudenham, John de Sancto Albano and Thomas atte Crouche citizens of London to the king. Recognisance for 500 marks payable by instalments in the king's chamber, to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in form following; namely if they pay the first moiety in the quinzaine of Easter next and have the body of the said Richard at that time before the council at Westminster, the said William, John and Thomas shall be altogether discharged of that moiety, and if the said Richard shall find other mainpernors for payment of the last moiety, or shall die in the mean time, they, their heirs and executors shall be altogether quit.
April 20.
Westminster.
Memorandum that Helmyngus Legat receiver of the king's chamber came into chancery at the quinzaine of Easter aforesaid, and acknowledged that by his hands the king was in his chamber contented of one moiety of the above sum, and the said Richard, William, John and Thomas made a recognisance of the other moiety to be levied etc. in the city of London; wherefore the above first recognisance stands uncancelled until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next.
Membrane 28d.
Feb. 11.
Westminster.
Walter de Clopton to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Somerset.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Raveneser clerk the said queen's attorney.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
William Meleman of Watford to Nicholas Twyford goldsmith of London. Recognisance for 120l. payable by instalments; to be levied etc. in Hertfordshire.
Bartholomew Blaket to William Meleman of Watford. Recognisance for 120l. payable by instalments; to be levied etc. in Hertfordshire.
Cancelled on payment.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To John Mountagu, William de Wychyngham, Edmund Chelreye, William Tauk and William Luscote. Order not to meddle further henceforth in hearing and determining the matters hereinafter recited, although upon an allegation being made that, at the time John Moubray and Edmund Chelreye justices of assize in Devon held their sessions at Exeter as well for assizes as to take an inquisition by writ of nisi prius between the dean and chapter of the church of St. Peter Exeter and John Gist late mayor of that town, the bailiffs and commonalty thereof, concerning an alleged trespass by the said mayor, bailiffs and commonalty committed against the said dean and chapter, Nicholas de Britstowe mayor of Exeter caused proclamation to be made throughout the town (sic) commanding all and singular the inhabitants thereof to shut their doors, furnish themselves with arms and armour, and come with power before the said justices to hinder the execution of the said writ, that great numbers of them so arrayed and furnished assembled, ran by the streets, and repaired into the presence of the said justices, so greivously threatening the said dean and chapter and the jurors of the said inquisition that they dared not come before the justices the dean and chapter to sue and the jurors to acknowledge the truth, and so the business remained undone, the king by letters patent lately appointed the said John Mountagu and the others, four, three and two of them, of whom William de Wychyngham and the said Edmund should be one, as justices to make inquisition whether the said Nicholas caused such riot to be made, what other evildoers committed those trespasses and contempts, and upon other articles touching the premises, and to hear and determine the same as well at the suit of the king as of the said dean and chapter and of others; as the said John and Edmund and Guy de Bryan being before the council examined touching the truth of that allegation have upon their fealty acknowledged that there was no truth in it, wherefore the king revokes their appointment. By C.
Feb. 17.
Westminster.
Stephen de Heppeworth parson of Isefeld to William de Mirfeld clerk. Recognisance for 10l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Sussex.
Feb. 25.
Westminster.
To Robert de Thorp and his fellows, justices of assize in Suffolk. Order, upon the petition of William Neve of Wetyngge and Joan his wife, to view the record and process of an assize of novel disseisin before them arraigned by the said William and Joan against David de Strabolgy earl of Athele and others, and if the same has proceeded as the plaintiffs allege, to proceed to take that assize, doing justice to the parties, the allegation that the manor of Kentwell is in the king's hand notwithstanding, so that they do not proceed to rendering of judgment without advising the king; as the said William and Joan have shewn the king that they arraigned such an assize of tenements in Melford, Alfton, Stansted and Shymplyng, complaining that the said Joan is disseised of the said manor, 12 acres of land and 4l. of rent therein excepted, and the defendants in pleading have alleged as aforesaid, not purposing that they ought to proceed to that assize without advising the king, by colour whereof the justices have hitherto deferred so to proceed, wherefore the plaintiffs have prayed for remedy. By C.
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
Mainprise of Master Alexander de Neville, John de Hatfeld citizen of London and John de Mitford citizen of London for John Heroun knight for particular causes imprisoned in the Flete prison, to answer to the king for 1,000 marks which the said John Heroun offered the king for a fine if the king would accept the same, or that he should enter again the said prison within 40 days after warning received if the king would not, and that in case it should please the king to have the lands, goods and chattels of the said John Heroun until contented of the said sum, the king might take and hold the same as aforesaid, or otherwise the said mainpernors would pay him the same whether John Heroun should be alive or dead, so that they should not by his death be excused nor discharged thereof while these conditions were not fulfilled.
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
John Heroun knight to Master Alexander Neville, John de Hatfeld citizen of London and John de Mitford citizen of London. Recognisance for 3,000 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Northumberland.
Feb. 21.
Westminster.
To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to set free under the form in a mainprise contained John Heroun knight, detained in the said prison for particular causes; as the king has dismissed him by that mainprise. By K.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To John Tracy sheriff of Gloucester, John Sergeaunt of Stone Robert Palet and John Benet. Order to stay the taking of the body of William Pynnok parson of Chiryngton, bringing this writ before the king and council one month after Easter next, although the king lately appointed them to arrest and take the said William, Simon Pynnok, John le Longe and Thomas Wattes his servants, and immediately bring them before the king and council to answer touching divers alleged contempts by them committed against the king and his crown whereof they are indicted and notoriously suspect; as the said William, appearing in person in chancery, has found Simon Gildemore of Chiryngton, John Spenser of Chiryngton and Richard atte Grene of Chiryngton his mainpernors, who have mainperned under a pain of 300l. that he shall appear before the king and council on the aforesaid day to answer touching the said contempts and other things which shall be laid before him on the king's behalf, and to do and receive what shall there be ordered concerning him, also that he shall henceforth make no suit elsewhere which may tend to the hurt of the king's crown. By C.
Jan. 28.
Westminster.
To Robert de Thorp and Roger de Meres justices of assize in Cambridgeshire. Order not to proceed without advising the king to take any assize concerning a void piece of ground lying in the parish of All Saints Cantebrigge by the hospital of St. John, or any parcel thereof; as Thomas son of Constantine de Mortuo Mari knight the elder (militis senioris) by his charter gave to the king, his heirs and assigns for ever the whole of the said piece of ground, extending in length from a public lane leading from the Heyestrete towards the river (aquam currentem) as far as a small ditch below the garden of the said hospital towards the north, and in breadth from the garden of the warden and scholars of the King's Hall and from a house sometime of John de Cantebrigge knight towards the east to the middle of the said river towards the west; and now the king has learned that the mayor and commonalty of the town of Cantebrigge have arraigned an assize of novel disseisin against Nicholas Roos master of the scholars of the said hall and others in the original writ contained concerning tenements in Cantebrigge, putting in view the piece of ground so granted to the king. By K.
Membrane 27d.
Feb. 3.
Westminster.
To the justices of the Bench. Order, if there be a plea before them between John de Dynham knight and Robert de Thorp clerk concerning a messuage in Corston, to stay until further order the further holding of such plea; as by a presentment made before Nicholas de Carrue and his fellows, justices appointed to make inquisition concerning wards, marriages, escheats and other profits to the king pertaining unlawfully occupied and concealed, and to hear and determine those matters, it is found that John son of John Inge at his death held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Corston in chief by knight service, that Joan his daughter and heir is within age, that the king has caused the said manor with the body of the said heir to be seized into his hand, and that the said Robert holds for life of the heritage of the said heir the messuage aforesaid which is parcel of the same manor, as appears by a record and process which the king has caused to come before him in chancery; and now the king is informed that the said John de Dynham, scheming to defraud the king thereof, is impleading the said Robert before the said justices concerning the said messuage, and if they should proceed in that plea it might be to the king's prejudice and to the disherison of the said heir. By C.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Notyngham. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all men who have 40l. a year of land or rent, have held the same three whole years, and are not knights, shall at their peril take upon them the order of knighthood before Midsummer next or on that feast at latest; and to make inquisition of the names of such men in his bailiwick, certifying their names in chancery before the said feast. By K. and C.
[Fœdera.]
The like to singular the sheriffs of England.
[Ibid.]
Feb. 3.
Westminster.
To William de Wychyngham and Edmund Chelreye justices of assize in Devon and Somerset. Order not to proceed until further order to take any inquisition concerning the manors of Sutton Lucy, Colewille, Plumtrowe, Wodehiwysshe, Harleston, Donterton and Southpole co. Devon, the manor of Wotton Cribet (sic) and the hamlet of Northorne co. Somerset, which were of Thomas de Courteneye tenant in chief, and are in the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir; as the king has learned that the said justices are purposing to take certain inquisitions by colour of a writ of nisi prius to them addressed, and it would tend to the king's prejudice and to the disherison of the said heir if they should so proceed without advising the king. By K. and C.
Feb. 9.
Westminster.
To William de Wichyngham and Edmund de Chelreye. Order to stay altogether the execution of the king's commission to them and other lieges as justices to hear and determine certain alleged trespasses against Thomas Bitlesgate and William de Austhorp; as for particular causes the king revokes that commission. By p.s. [26863.]