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Close Rolls, Edward III: January 1367

Pages 309-310

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

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January 1367

Jan. 10.
Westminster.
To the prior and convent of Kellyngworth. Order and request, if Geoffrey Pycard who at the king's request has a set maintenance in that priory will give up the letters patent by them made him concerning the same, to take again those letters and admit Henry Dalemaigne the king's yeoman and Agnes his wife to their house and grant them the same maintenance for their lives, making and delivering to them like letters patent under the common seal of the said house, and writing again by the bearer what they will do at this request; as the said Geoffrey is minded that the said Henry and Agnes should have his estate in the maintenance aforesaid, and is ready as he says to give up the said letters, praying the king's assent; and the king would shew more abundant favour to the said Henry and Agnes. By p.s. [27240.]
Jan. 6.
Westminster.
To Reynold de Sholdham the king's searcher in the port of London and the river Thames. Order to make diligent search in the city and suburbs of London touching wines exposed for sale, and to cause all such wines which he shall find not gauged to be arrested as forfeit according to the statute and safe kept until further order, certifying the king in chancery from time to time under seal concerning all wines so arrested and all other wines not gauged which were sold in the searcher's absence, their description and quality, the owners and price thereof; as in the statute holden (sic) at Westminster in the 31st year of the reign it is contained (inter alia) that if any man sell to any a tun or pipe of wine not gauged, the seller shall forfeit that wine to the king or the value thereof; and now the king is informed that great number of vintners and others, fearing not that forfeiture, are selling and causing to be sold by their servants in the said city and the suburb thereof divers tuns and pipes of wine not gauged, in contempt of the king, to the deceit and hurt of the people and contrary to the statute. By C.
Jan. 22.
Westminster.
John Frenshe of Shenefeld to Robert de Muskham clerk. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Essex.
Jan. 23.
Westminster.
William Forester of Welby to William de Kelleseye. Recognisance for 5 marks, to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire.
Jan. 23.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made in the city and suburbs of London that all merchants, vintners and others cause their wines for sale to be gauged without delay under pain of forfeiture thereof, and to cause all wines which they shall find exposed for sale and not gauged, first making diligent search touching the matter, to be taken as forfeit into the king's hand according to the statutes, and those who shall make debate or resistance and will not suffer their wines to be gauged to be taken and imprisoned until further order, certifying in chancery from time to time under seal concerning wines so arrested, the price, description and owners thereof; as in the statute holden (sic) at Westminster in the 27th year of the reign it is contained (inter alia) that all red wines and white brought for sale into the realm of England or the lands of Ireland and Wales shall be truly gauged by the king's gauger or his deputy, so that any man making hindrance or debate and not suffering his wines to be gauged shall forfeit the same, be punished by imprisonment, and be ransomed at the king's will, and that if a tun or a pipe of wine for sale shall contain less than it ought according to the assize the price of so much wine as shall be lacking shall be allowed and subtracted at the payment thereof according to the price of the tun or pipe; and in another statute published in the 31st year it is contained that, if a man shall sell to any a tun or pipe of wine not gauged, the seller shall forfeit that wine to the king or the value thereof; and now the king is informed that certain merchants, as well vintners of the said city as others, seeking excessive and unlawful gain of their wines, are causing tuns and pipes of wine to be lodged without the knowledge of the king's gauger, and have long been selling the same to nobles and others as containing a right prise, though they do not but are much lacking, in contempt of the king, to the hurt and deceit of the people, the prejudice and loss of the gauger, and contrary to the statute. By C.
[Fœdera.]