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Close Rolls, Edward III: February 1367

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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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41 EDWARD III.

February 1367

Membrane 26.
Feb. 7.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs and the true men of the town of Plummuth. Order to take information by inquisition and otherwise as they best may concerning the goods and merchandise cast up from a ship of St. Antony called 'la Panfyo' of Jeen in consequence of the shipwreck thereof and taken and carried off by the men of the said town and of the neighbouring parts, and to cause all such as the merchants may by marks, metes (metas) or other true evidences prove to be theirs which are withheld from them to be without delay or difficulty delivered to Lukettus Grillus the shipmaster, John de Mare of Jeen proctor of the said ship and Denus Petrus their fellow, or to Stephen Durneford, William Cole and John Sampson attorneys of the said merchants, if the same do not pertain to the king as wreck of the sea, so that the merchants have no matter of further suit against them to the king whereby the king should need to stretch forth his hand against them; as lately at the suit of the said master and proctor, alleging that the said ship was lately laded in the port of Lescluse in Flanders with wools, cloths, linen web, tin, 'madre', basins, curtains and other merchandise to be brought to the city of Janue, that while at sea on the voyage it was by a tempest driven to the port of Plummuth and there wrecked, and that great number of bales and merchandise therefrom came to the hands of the mayor and bailiffs and of the men of the town and neighbouring parts, the king by letters patent under his privy seal commanded the mayor and bailiffs to make inquisition into whose hands those goods came, and to cause such as the said master and proctor might by marks, metes and other true evidences prove to be theirs or their fellows' laded in the said ship and by reason of the shipwreck taken and withheld by the mayor and bailiffs and by other men of the town and of the neighbouring parts to be delivered without delay to the said master and proctor wherever they should be found, paying to those by whom the same were salved due remuneration for their labour in salving the same; and though the mayor and bailiffs received the king's said letters, and found divers goods of the said merchants from the said ship, they have until now put off delivering the same, to the hurt and impoverishment of the said merchants, wherefore they have prayed the king for remedy; and the king would succour the said merchants touching their suit, because from the repairing of alien merchants and the bringing of their merchandise into the realm great advantage arises to the king and all his people.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To Richard de Wydeville escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to cause Thomas Fitz Wauter lord of Daventre to have seisin of a cottage in Daventre held by Thomas de Thurmaston outlawed for felony it is said; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said cottage has been in his hand a year and a day, that it is held of the said Thomas Fitz Wauter by the service of rendering 2d. a year and making suit at his court of Daventre every three weeks, and that the said escheator has had the year and a day and the waste and ought to answer to the king for the same.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order to remove the king's hand and not to meddle further with the priory of Dovorre, which the escheator has taken into the king's hand, it is said, by reason of the last vacancy of the archbishopric of Canterbury which was then in the king's hand, fully restoring to the now prior anything by him taken of the said priory or of the temporalities and possessions thereof, according to the king's late letters patent granting that, if the said priory should happen to be void during the vacancy of the said see, the subprior for the time being should have the keeping thereof in spiritualities and temporalities until the appointment of the next archbishop.
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Suffolk and Essex. Order, if by inquisition or otherwise he may be assured that the earls of Athole or of Stafford or others were not at any time seised of nor entered the land and rent hereinafter mentioned, nor aliened the same, and that the same are parcel of the manor of Kentewell, altogether to remove the king's hand and not to meddle further therewith, delivering any issues thereof taken to William Neve of Wetyngg and Joan his wife; as the said William and Joan before Robert de Thorp and his fellows, justices of assize in Suffolk, by an assize of novel disseisin taken at the town of St. Edmund recovered against David de Strabolgi earl of Athole their seisin of the said manor, 12 acres of land and 4l. of rent therein excepted, as appears by the record and process of the assize which the king has caused to come before him in chancery; and after at the suit of the said William and Joan, alleging that by writ tested by the said Robert the king ordered the sheriff of Suffolk to cause them to have seisin of the said manor except the land and rent above mentioned, and that the sheriff might not deliver them seisin thereof for that the said manor, which is held in chief, was by the escheator taken into the king's hand by reason of certain alienations made without the king's licence by the said earl and others after the disseisin aforesaid, and nevertheless as the escheator has signified to the king in chancery a moiety of the said manor was in the king's hand by the death of Katherine Gower tenant thereof in chief, which was entered by the said Joan after the death of the said Katherine her sister, whose heir she is, without having livery of the king, and praying that the king would cause seisin to be delivered them at least of the other moiety, the king ordered the escheator to keep in his hand the moiety so held by the said Katherine until it should be sued forth of the king's hands by those to whom it pertained, and to remove his hand and not meddle further with the other moiety, the said land and rent excepted; and subsequently, of his favour and for 100s. by the said William and Joan paid, the king by letters patent pardoned them their trespass in entering the moiety of the said manor and rent as aforesaid, took the fealty of the said William, respited his homage due by reason of issue begotten between him and the said Joan, and ordered the escheator to take of the said William and Joan security for payment of their relief at the exchequer, and to cause them to have seisin of the said moiety and rent; and now the said William and Joan have informed the king that, though the said rent which is in Essex and the said land which is in Suffolk are parcel of the said manor and were never in seisin of the said earl of Athole, the said earl of Stafford or of the others, and they nor any of them never entered or aliened the same, by colour of the said alienation the escheator is keeping in the king's hand as well the moiety of the said rent whereof the king has commanded livery to be given as the other moiety together with the said land, refusing to deliver the same to the said William and Joan, wherefore they have prayed the king for livery thereof.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire. Order not to meddle further with the manors of Pelham Forneux and Hidersham co. Hertford and divers other manors and lands in Essex taken into the king's hand by the death of Alice who was wife of Hugh le Gros, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that the said Alice at her death held no lands in those counties in chief nor of any other in her demesne as of fee, but with her said husband (likewise deceased) held the said manors and lands of the gift of Robert de Morlay knight, John Quynyld and others to the said Hugh and Alice and to the heirs of their bodies, and that the same are held of others than the king.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons and to the chamberlains. Order to cause payment of a fee of 1,000 marks yearly to be made to Ralph earl of Stafford, or due satisfaction or assignment touching the same to be given him in other things whereby he may most speedily be contented; as by letters patent the king granted the said earl that sum to be taken every year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions of the customs in the ports of London and St. Botulph by the hands of the collectors during his life, or until provision shall be made him for life of 1,000 marks a year of land or rent, for abiding during his life with the king in times of war and of peace with a hundred men at arms, provided nevertheless that the said earl shall not abide in the retinue of any other but the king; and the king has reserved all customs and subsidies in the said ports for the expenses which must needs be incurred at this time for his household.
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Jan. 26.
Westminster.
To Alan de Bukeshull constable of the Tower of London, or to his lieutenant. Order to set free from the prison in the Tower without delay Rigald Tyghale, Roger de Uppeham and Andrew atte Pire called Bruett, who were delivered to him at the king's command by John de la Lee steward of the household to be there kept in safe custody. By K. on the information of the said steward.
Jan. 30.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to stay their demand for 10l. made by exchequer summons upon Richard de Craneby (fn. 1) clerk, lately sent upon the king's service to the court of Rome for certain business of the king, who was paid at the receipt of the exchequer 10l. for his wages, and after furthering the business wherewith the king charged him in the court of France was slain as he journeyed towards the court of Rome, thereof discharging the said Richard, his heirs and executors. By C.
1367. Membrane 25.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order not to suffer any ships of foreign parts to be laded and freighted with wool or other merchandise to be taken over sea from that port until the ships of the said town, which shall be in port and seaworthy be therewith charged and reasonably but not excessively freighted, and then other ships without let; as it has newly come to the king's ears how the shipping of that town is subject to great detriment, and the sailors and seamen thereof are unemployed, for that foreign ships ofttimes coming to the said port are more speedily and often laded and freighted for foreign parts than ships of the town, which the king cannot nor ought not to endure. By C.
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a messuage and 26 acres of land of John son of Richard de Styholm in Kynerdale to be taken into the king's hand and delivered to the said John to hold as before the taking thereof into the king's hand; as lately at the suit of the said John, alleging that Richard de Sutton the escheator seized the premises into the king's hand by reason of his pretended outlawry for an alleged felony, though the said John never committed a felony nor was outlawed, and that after by colour of an inquisition taken before the sheriff concerning the year and a day and the waste thereof, whereby it was found that the premises were in the king's hand for a year and a day, were held of Thomas de Molyneux and Joan his wife, and that the said escheator had the year and a day and the waste and ought to answer to the king for the same, the premises were delivered as an escheat to the said Thomas and Joan, to his hurt and disherison, and praying for remedy touching the restitution thereof since, as well by certificate of John Knyvet chief justice for holding pleas before the king sent into chancery as by inquisition taken at the king's command by the escheator, it is found that the said John son of Richard is not outlawed, the king ordered the sheriff to give notice to the said Thomas and Joan to be before the king in chancery at a set day now past to shew cause wherefore the premises ought not to be seized into the king's hand and restored to John son of Richard, and to do and receive further what the court should determine; and they, appearing on the said day by Thomas de Thelwall and Robert de Faryngton their attorneys, said nothing to the effect that restitution ought not to be made, wherefore it was determined that the premises should be restored as aforesaid.
Feb. 4.
Westminster.
To John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to take the fealty of Thomas de Loueden according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to deliver to the said Thomas and to Katherine his wife, daughter and heir of John de Warmeston of Grendon, the lands which her said father held of the heirs of the earl of Hereford and the earl of Pembroke, in the king's hand by reason of her nonage; as the said John held certain lands by knight service as well of the heir of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Hereford tenant in chief as of the heir of Lawrence de Hastyngs earl of Pembroke tenant in chief, both minors in the king's wardship, and the said Katherine, whom the said Thomas has taken to wife by the king's licence, proved her age before William de Otteford escheator in the said county.
Membrane 24.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and to the barons and the chamberlains of the exchequer of Ireland. Order of the treasury of Ireland to pay to John Haukyn the king's serjeant at arms, in the retinue of Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, 2s. a day for his wages for the time that he abode in Ireland on the king's service until the final departure of the said duke to England, according to the king's former commands to them addressed, taking the said John's acquittance.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order to cause John son and heir of Ralph de Frenyngham tenant in chief to have seisin of the lands of his said father taken into the king's hand by his death; as the said John has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [27269.]
Feb. 23.
Westminster.
To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Norffolk. Order to deliver to Adam son of Adam de Clyfton the elder the hundred of Frethebrigge together with the issues thereof taken since his father's death; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Adam the elder at his death held the said hundred for his life in chief by knight service of the gift of John de Merlee, Thomas parson of Stanfeld, Robert parson of Cranous, William de Keteryngham parson of a mediety of Hedersete, Thomas Wotte and Thomas de Babynglee made with the king's licence, with remainder to Adam the son and the heirs male of his body; and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [27280.]
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause as well 40 marks for the last four years as 10 marks a year henceforward to be levied of the lands committed in ward to Edward de Letham for the maintenance of John son and heir of Robert de Maners tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship, and to be delivered to the said heir; as on 20 November in the 36th year of his reign the king by letters patent committed to the said Edward the wardship of one carucate of land in Etale held in chief by Alina who was wife of the said Robert for her life of the said heir's heritage, one carucate in the same town, 4s. of rent in Tossam and a third part of the manor of Etale which the said Alina held in dower, all taken into the king's hand by her death and by reason of the nonage of the said heir, to hold with the issues thereof taken until the lawful age of the said heir, rendering 10l. a year at the exchequer, and finding the heir his maintenance; and after at suit of the said John, alleging that the said Edward would find him no maintenance since the said Alina's death, and praying for remedy, the king ordered the sheriff to give the said Edward notice to be before the king in chancery in the octaves of St. Hilary last to shew cause wherefore he ought not to content the said heir for such maintenance and find him the same thenceforth until his lawful age, and to do and receive further what the court should determine; and the said Edward, being warned by the sheriff as he returned, came not in chancery at that day, and the king's will is that the said heir shall have 40 marks for his maintenance during the past four years and 10 marks every year henceforth until his lawful age, for that the king at another time committed to the said Edward the wardship of other lands of his heritage to the value of 40 marks a year. By C.
Feb. 1.
Windsor.
To Richard de Wydevylle escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to cause Richard, son of Thomas Chambernoun and cousin and heir of Elizabeth who was wife of Robert de Herle, to have seisin of the lands which the said Robert at his death held by the courtesy of England of the heritage of the said Richard, and which by his death are taken into the king's hand; as the said Richard has proved his age before John de Bekynton escheator in Somerset, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s.
Feb. 4.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Leycester to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Richard de Hotoft, who is insufficiently qualified.
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Devon to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Stephen Potell, who is insufficiently qualified.
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
To William de Chirchehull and his fellows, guardians of the temporalities of the bishopric of Cicestre which is in the king's hand. Order to deliver 200l. of the issues of the said temporalities to William de Thrisseford parson of St. Michael in Crokedlane London the bishop's attorney for his expenses; as William bishop of Cicestre is coming from the court of Rome to the king in England by his command. By K.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To John de Olneye escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to deliver to William, brother of John son of John de Molyns, 140 acres of land, 80 acres of wood, and 4 marks of rent in Fulmere taken into the king's hand by the death of Egidia who was wife of John de Molyns, together with the issues thereof taken, but not to meddle further with divers other lands likewise taken into the king's hand, delivering up any issues of these last taken; as the king has learned by divers inquisitions, taken by the escheator, that Egidia at her death by fine levied in the king's court with his licence held the premises in Fulmere, which are held of the king, for her life as jointly enfeoffed with her said husband (likewise deceased), with remainder to John son of the said John de Molyns and Egidia and to the heirs male of his body, remainder for lack of such an heir to the said William and the heirs male of his body, that John the son died without an heir male of his body, whereby the premises ought by virtue of the said fine to remain to the said William; and that the said Egidia at her death held in dower and for life divers other lands not held of the king, with reversion to the said William; and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [27282.]
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To John de Evesham escheator in Wyltes. Order not to meddle further with the manor of la Box and a third part of the manors of la Lee and Gore taken into the king's hand by the death of Egidia who was wife of John de Molyns, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Egidia at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee, but held the manor of la Box for life as jointly enfeoffed with her said husband (likewise deceased), and the said third part in dower; and that the premises are not held of the king.

Footnotes

  • 1. In the margin Graneby.