Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 12, 1364-1369. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1910.
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|To John de Evesham escheator in Berkshire. Order to take the fealty of Thomas de Langeford according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to deliver to him the manor of Bradefeld and 20l. of rent in Bastelesden taken into the king's hand by the death of Edmund de la Beche, together with the issues thereof taken, but not to intermeddle further with ten messuages, three carucates of land, 10 acres of pasture and 40 acres of wood in Asshampsted, Colrugge, Aldeworth and Compton likewise so taken, delivering up any issues taken of these last; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Edmund at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but by fine levied in the king's court with his licence he held for life the said manor and rent which are held in chief, with remainder to Robert de la Beche and the heirs male of his body, remainder for lack of such an heir to John de la Beche and the heirs male of his body, remainder for lack of such an heir to William de la Beche and the heirs male of his body, remainder for lack of such an heir to the said Thomas and the heirs male of his body, that the said Robert, John and William are dead without an heir male of their bodies, and the said Edmund is dead, whereby the said manor and rent ought by virtue of the said fine to remain to Thomas, and that the said Edmund at his death likewise held the residue of the premises, which are not held of the king, in fee tail with reversion to the said Thomas; and the king has taken the homage of the said Thomas for the manor and rent aforesaid. By p.s. [26465.]|
|To William de Reygate escheator in Cumberland. Order to take the fealty of Robert de Bromfelde according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to cause him to have seisin of a purpresture called Gresgarth in the forest of Ingelwode, taken into the king's hand by the death of William de Bromefelde his father, delivering to him any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said William at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee whereby the wardship of his lands ought at present to pertain to the king, but held the said purpresture in his demesne as of fee in chief by fealty and the service of rendering 15d. a year to blanch farm at the exchequer of Karlioll, and that the said Robert his son is his next heir and of the age of 11 years.|
|To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order of the king's favour to restore to John Ryxspande of Westwrattynge clerk, unless he was a fugitive, the lands, goods and chattels taken into the king's hand by the sheriff; as the said John was lately indicted before the king's justices concerning the theft of two oxen of Henry Cobbe of Weston Colville price 13s. 4d., and after was according to the benefit of clergy delivered by the justices to Simon bishop of Ely the ordinary at his request, and has lawfully purged his innocence before the said bishop, as the bishop has signified to the king.|
|To Richard la Vache constable of the Tower of London, or to his lieutenant. Order to receive and keep in safe custody in the prison of the said Tower until further order William de Wenlok clerk, whom for particular causes the king is sending to him. By K. and C.|
|To Richard de Widevylle escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order not to meddle further with the third part of the manors of Stokebruere and Aldryngton taken into the king's hand by the death of Alice de Staunton, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Alice at her death held no lands in that county in chief in her demesne as of fee nor in service, but held in her demesne as of fee the third part of those manors of others than the king.|
|To Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, the chancellor, treasurer, and the barons of the exchequer in Ireland. Order, upon the petition of Isabel the king's daughter, to suffer her, according to the form of the king's grant, to have and hold without let, quit of a subsidy of the issues of their lands in Ireland [granted to the king] for a set time by the lords of lands in Ireland dwelling in England for furtherance of the war in Ireland and defence of their lands there, all the lands which were of John de Haveryngton tenant in chief and are in the king's hand and in her wardship by his grant, restoring and delivering to her without deduction all issues and profits thereof taken since the said John's death, the grant of the said subsidy notwithstanding; as lately by letters patent the king granted to the said Isabel the wardship of all the lands of the said John as well in England as in Ireland, which are in his hand by John's death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, with the issues thereof since John's death, to hold until the lawful age of the said heir; and now she has informed the king that, by reason of the grant of the said subsidy, the said lieutenant and others have caused all the issues and profits of the said lands to be levied for supporting the expenses of the war, wherefore she has prayed for remedy. By K.|
|To the sheriff of Roteland. Order to cause a verderer of the forest of Roteland to be elected instead of William Beaufo, as for reasonable causes, whereof the king has sure information, his will is that the said William be removed from that office. By p.s. [26478.]|