Close Rolls, Edward III: September 1366

Pages 292-293

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

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September 1366

Sept. 16.
To the chancellor and treasurer of Ireland for the time being or to their representatives. Order, for particular causes shewn before the king and council, to stay until by advice of the council further order be given them the execution of the king's late command to summon before them the justices, the king's serjeants and others of his council in Ireland, the guardian of the lands of the heritage of the heir of William Nongle, and others whom they should see fit to summon, to hear the plaint of Robert de Clynton knight and John his son, and the reasons to be set forth as well for the king and the said heir as for them, take information by inquisition and otherwise as they should think best, and further proceed to final debate of the business, doing speedy justice to the parties according to the law and custom of Ireland; as lately the king commanded them so to do at the suit of the said Robert and John, alleging that they acquired to them and their heirs the manors of Novan and Ardsallagh of the said William tenant thereof in his demesne as of fee as they asserted, that the same were after taken into the king's hand, and that so they were unlawfully put out of their freehold without an answer, by colour of an inquisition taken at the king's command before Richard de Stury escheator in Ireland and returned in the chancery of Ireland, whereby it was found that the said William had no estate in those manors but in fee tail with reversion to Barnabas Nongle the younger his brother and heir, that the said Barnabas is of the age of 18 years, and that the said manors are held by knight service of the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and praying for remedy; and further the king commanded the chancellor and treasurer to cause the said manors to be delivered to the said Robert and John by a mainprise, together with the crop of corn and other issues thereof taken or to be taken since the said William's death, any commission made to other persons by any the king's ministers notwithstanding, if the said Robert and John should find sufficient mainpernors who would take upon them to answer to the king for the value of those manors the whole of that time in case it should be determined that the same ought to pertain to the king by reason of the said wardship or otherwise.