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Close Rolls, Edward III: November 1366

Pages 298-301

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

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November 1366

Nov. 17.
Westminster.
Aymer de Atheles knight to Henry del Strother. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Northumberland.
Writing of Bartholomew Blaket, giving to John Curteys of Wymyngton and Albreda his wife for their lives a yearly rent of 10 marks to be taken at Michaelmas of all the lands of the said Bartholomew in Garston, Oxeye Walrond, Caysho and Abbots Langeleye co. Hertford, with power to distrain for arrears; also granting to the said John and Albreda and to their executors that, if both die within eight years after the date of these presents, the executors of the longer liver shall have and take the same until the term of eight years be accomplished, with like power to distrain. Dated London, Friday the feast of St. Edmund the King 40 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 November.
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
John Whitloc of Tytenangre to the prior and convent of St. Bartholomew Smythefeld London. Recognisance for 146l. 6s., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Hertfordshire.
Membrane 8d.
Writing of Robert de Wytherle master of the chapel of Corpus Christi by Candelwykstrete London, Walter de Multon and Richard de Sugworth chaplains, granting to Simon son of Walter de Wodeham for his life a yearly rent of 5 marks to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of a manse called the Coldherbergh and all other their tenements upon the 'Haywharf' in the parish of Allhallows the Great London, with power to distrain for arrears. Dated London, 4 November 40 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Robert de Wytherle, 8 November.
Indenture made between Sir Nicholas de Lovayne knight of the first part, Simon son of Walter de Wodeham of the second part, and Robert de Wytherle master of the chapel of Corpus Christi by Candelwikstrete London, Walter de Multon and Richard de Sugworth chaplains of the third part, whereby the said Simon covenants to sue at the cost of Sir Nicholas and his heirs, whensoever he shall by them or their counsel be warned, to recover all the lands which are or were of the heritage of Seint John of Lageham and are out of the possession of Sir Nicholas in whose hands soever they may be, not making a release or confirmation to any man of any parcel thereof without the assent of Sir Nicholas or his heirs, and so soon as he shall have recovered any parcel thereof, immediately to make a feoffment in fee simple with warranty thereof to Sir Nicholas, his heirs or other persons to be by them or their counsel nominated, and moreover to cause Sir Nicholas or his heirs to have true letters of some bishop, and notarial instruments witnessing that the said Simon's mother was a lawful daughter (fille mulere) begotten between Thomas de Seint John and his wife; and defeasance of a rent granted to the said Simon for life by the said master and chaplains (as above), in case he shall not sue as aforesaid upon reasonable warning, shall make release or confirmation of any parcel of the said heritage without the assent of Sir Nicholas, his heirs or their counsel, shall fail so to enfeoff Sir Nicholas, his heirs or others at their nomination or the nomination of their counsel of all lands by him recovered as aforesaid, or to cause them to have the said letters and instruments, whereby Sir Nicholas, Margaret his wife, his heirs or any of them shall by any suit lose any parcel of the said heritage of Seint John whereof they are then tenants. Dated Lageham, 6 November 40 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 8 November.
Oct. 25.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of the town of Beverley. Order, under pain of forfeiture, to cause proclamation to be made that the vintners and taverners of the said town shall, under pain of forfeiture thereof, sell their wines in gross and at retail for moderate and not for excessive gain, having regard to the price of wines sold in the neighbouring ports, namely the gallon of wine for the price at which it is sold in the town of Kyngeston upon Hull or at most one halfpenny more, so chastising those found at fault in this behalf after the proclamation that the king may not need to inflict upon them a more grievous punishment; as the king is informed that the said vintners and taverners, seeking an excessive gain, are publicly selling the gallon of wine for 12d., although sold at Kyngeston upon Hull six leagues distant at not more than 8d., in contempt of the king and contrary to the ordinance. By C.
[Fœdera.]
Writing of Thomas de Aldoun knight of Kent, being a quitclaim with warranty to John Dovy citizen and mercer of London, his heirs and assigns, of the manors of Dytton, Siffleton and Brampton in the said county with their appurtenances as in houses, buildings, lands, woods, meadows, feedings, pastures, commons, hays, hedges, ditches, mills, waters, fishponds, dovecots, wards, marriages, homages, reliefs, heriots, escheats, suits of court, rents and services of free men and neifs, and all other rights, liberties, advantages and lordships, all which the said John now has to farm by indenture made between the said Thomas and the said John and Robert de Corby deceased. Witnesses: William Essex, Thomas Mounteneye, John de Birlyngham, Walter Blankeneye, Edmund Brundissh, William Boyville clerk. Dated Westchepe ward London, Thursday before St. Lucy 39 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 November this year.
Nov. 19.
Westminster.
Bartholomew Blaket to John Curtays. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Hertfordshire.
Nov. 6.
Westminster.
To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Order and request to grant to Walter son of Walter Whithors (fn. 1) clerk such yearly pension as shall befit the giver and bind the receiver to him, making him letters patent thereupon under seal, and writing again by the bearer what he will do at this request; as by reason of his new creation the archbishop is bound in such pension to one of the king's clerks at the king's nomination until provision be made him of a benefice by the archbishop, and the king has nominated the said Walter whose advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [27184.]
Nov. 23.
Westminster.
Gilbert de Stanford knight and Thomas Belhous of Alvethele to Helmyngus Leget. Recognisance for 80l., to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Essex.
Membrane 7d.
Writing of Thomas Daldoun knight, being a quitclaim with warranty to Robert de Beleknappe and Amy his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said Robert, of all the lands, rents, reversions, farms and services in Wy, Bocton Alulphi and Godmersham which aforetime were of Stephen de Etyngbroke or of John de Etyngbroke. Dated London, 10 November 40 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 November.
Writing of Thomas Daldoun knight, being a quitclaim with warranty to Robert de Beleknappe and Amy his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said Robert, of all the lands, rents, reversions, farms and services in Wy, Godmersham, Thremworthe and Grundale which were of Thomas Daldoun father of the said Thomas, and in all those now or ever heretofore held in dower of his heritage by Maud who was wife of the said Thomas the father in the said towns, in Bocton Alulphi, Ditton, Cranebroke and elsewhere in Kent. Dated London, 10 November 40 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 November.
Writing of Sir Thomas Daldoun, reciting a gift by him formerly made to Robert de Beleknappe and Amy his wife and to the heirs and assigns of the said Robert of all the lands, rents, reversions, farms and services in Wy, Godmersham, Thremworth and Grundale which were of Sir Thomas Daldoun his father, and all which Maud who was wife of Thomas the father then or formerly held in dower of the heritage of Thomas the son in the said towns, in Ditton, Cranebroke and elsewhere in Kent, with a condition that if Sir Thomas the son should not pay to the said Robert and Amy 40l. at Michaelmas last in the church of Wy (which sum Sir Thomas received of the said Robert one whole year before), or should without the assent of the said Robert make any lease or demise of land or rent, the said Robert and Amy and the heirs and assigns of the said Robert should have an estate for ever of the premises, otherwise their estate should cease and the said Thomas might again enter the same; that after seisin delivered to the said Robert and Amy, the said Thomas by their sufferance took all profits of the premises until Michaelmas last, without that that the said Robert and Amy had any profit; that neither Sir Thomas nor any on his behalf on Michaelmas day nor after paid nor offered the said sum nor any penny thereof to the said Robert or Amy nor to any other in their name in the said church nor elsewhere; that between the date of the said feoffment and Michaelmas Sir Thomas the son without the said Robert's assent made divers feoffments, leases and grants as well of his manor of Bocton as of other lands, whereby an estate for ever was vested in the said Robert and Amy as aforesaid; that peaceably to affirm such their estate and to avoid debate Sir Thomas by his deed enrolled in chancery has made them a release with warranty of the premises, whereupon the said Robert has paid him other 40l., so on his part performing more than he was bound to do or than good faith, conscience and right would demand, and furthermore the said Robert has promised Sir Thomas that, if on All Saints day next he shall pay at the said church of Wy the 80l. received as aforesaid, he the said Robert will enfeoff Sir Thomas of all the premises to him and his heirs, with condition that if Sir Thomas without his assent shall make a demise thereof, or of any parcel thereof, in fee or for a term of life or of years, it shall be lawful for the said Robert or his heirs again to enter and hold to them, their heirs or assigns, so much as shall so be demised; and for that the houses upon the tenement called Aldoun are weak and ruinous and, it is thought, might fall down before the said feast, Sir Thomas the son covenants that the said Robert and Amy may take down all the said houses and carry them whither they will doing their pleasure therewith without being troubled at any time, that if he do not pay the said 80l. or cause the same to be paid at the said feast, he nor his heirs shall never impeach the said Robert or Amy nor the heirs or assigns of the said Robert of the premises, nor claim another day of payment. Be it known that it is not the intent of Sir Thomas nor of the said Robert or Amy that Sir Thomas shall ever have aught of the lands, rents or services in Wy, Bocton Alulphi or Godmersham sometime of Stephen de Etyngbroke though the said sum be paid as aforesaid, so that they be for ever debarred therefrom, inasmuch as the said Robert has made full recompense for the same, and Sir Thomas has by two writings made full release thereof to the said Robert and Amy, the heirs and assigns of the said Robert. Dated London, 11 November 40 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 November.

Footnotes

  • 1. In the warrant Watekyn son of Walter Whythors.