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Close Rolls, Edward III: April 1364

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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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April 1364

April 15.
Westminster.
To Richard la Vache constable of the Tower of London, or to his lieutenant. Order to survey the defects in a water or river running from the town of Ware to the town of Waltham and thence to the Thames near the said Tower, and to cause the same to be corrected and amended; as the king has learned that such defects, which ought and used to be repaired by the constable for the time being, are many, whereby (unless speedily repaired) peril and hurt may be feared as well to the king as to his people. The king has commanded the sheriffs of Hertford, Essex and Middlesex, every one of his bailiwick, to cause etc. to come before the constable at a set time and place, whereof he shall give them notice, by whom the same may be repaired, the truth known, and inquisition made. By K.
Et erat patens.
[Fœdera.]
Writing of Richard son of John de Lilleye of Ealdynge co. Kent, being a quitclaim with warranty to Nicholas abbot of Westminster and the convent and to their successors of the manor of Westerham co. Kent. Witnesses: Richard Rook the elder, Richard Rook the younger, Peter le Bocher, William Colyn, Robert de Hakebourne, John le Cook, Roger de Sudbury, William de Harleston. Dated Westminster, 18 April 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 April.
April 6.
Windsor.
To J. bishop of Bath and Wells. Order to grant to John de Querneby the king's clerk such yearly pension as may befit the giver and should bind the receiver to him, making to the said clerk letters patent thereof under his seal, and writing again by the bearer what he shall think fit to do at this request; as by reason of his new creation the said bishop is bound to one of the king's clerks, to be by the king named, in a yearly pension until he shall provide such clerk with a competent benefice, and the king has named the said John, whose advancement he has at heart. By p.s. [26288.]
Membrane 29d.
Indenture made between the king of the one part and Thomas abbot of St. Albans and the convent of the other part, being a release and quitclaim by the king, for divers lands in Abboteslangeleye which the abbot and convent have granted him in recompense thereof, of a corrody in the abbey for one of his people, taking as much as a monk of that house, which the king claims to have because the abbey is of the foundation of his forefathers and of his own patronage, wherefore by writ of his great seal he sent to Richard sometime abbot to grant maintenance for life to Isabel atte Helde, who was received and had the same during her life, and after her death the like was granted by the said abbot at the king's command to Robert Albyn, and after the like was granted to Hugh Treganon for life, the king reciting in his writs sent to the same abbot how he had granted this to the said Hugh before the grant to the said Robert, and had revoked the grant to the said Robert, and after the death of Hugh the like was granted to Walter de Denham for life by a writ to Michael sometime abbot, and after the death of the said Walter to Henry de Burton by the said abbot Thomas, and after the death of Henry they received William Cheupayn otherwise called Robert Fool to the like maintenance in right of the king as patron and founder; the king granting that the abbot and convent and their successors shall not, after the death of William Cheupayn otherwise Robert Fool, be charged with the said corrody and maintenance, nor may he and his heirs in time to come have any right, action or claim by reason thereof, and that this quitclaim is made of the king's sure knowledge and free will, and shall take effect though no process be sued by writ of ad quod damnum thereupon, and for the lands aforesaid; and for this quitclaim the abbot and convent have granted to the king and his heirs the ditch and hay between the king's park of Langeleye and the fields of the abbot and convent called Wodefeld and Whippeden, extending from the hay of Whippeden field on the west to the king's park ditch to the east, and containing in length 224½ perches 2¼ feet by the rod of 16½ feet, and all their lands in Langeleye newly enclosed with paling by the king, the paling whereof on the south side of the enclosure begins at the water of Gateseye opposite the corner of the king's park of Langeleye enclosed of old time and extends eastward to a marl pit in Waterfeld containing in length 40 perches 11 feet by the measure aforesaid, and from the said pit northward to Bricescroft near the hay of the high street from Watford to Berkhampstede in length 224 perches by the same measure, and from the said croft westward to the said water in length 40 perches 11 feet by the same measure, saving to the abbot and convent all lordships, rights and liberties as before in lands and places outside the said enclosure. Witnesses: Sir John atte Lee, Sir Edward de Kendale, Sir Edward Fitz Simond, Sir Thomas atte Hoo, Sir John de Bassyngbourne, Thomas Fytlyng, Ralph Cressy, John de Somersham. Dated Westminster, 14 February 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum that one part of this indenture sealed by the abbot and convent was delivered to Richard de Chesterfeld one of the king's chamberlains to put in the treasury as usual for safe custody.
Feb. 25.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Faversham. Order, for sure causes, under pain of forfeiture, not to suffer any horses, hawks, woollen or linen thread, bows, arrows, bowstrings or other arms without the king's special command to be taken out of the realm, causing proclamation to be made forbidding under pain of forfeiture any man of whatsoever condition so to take or cause the same to be taken, making search in all ships, great and small, and all boats about to pass from the port of that town that no such thread, bows, arrows, strings and arms be put or hidden therein, arresting and safe keeping until further order all horses, hawks, bows, arrows, bowstrings and arms so found after the proclamation, with the ships and boats wherein they are put and the men who put them there, and certifying the king from time to time in chancery under seal of their action. By K. and C.
[Fœdera.]
The like to the mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton and of three other towns, the sheriffs of London, and to Robert de Herle constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports or to his lieutenant.
[Ibid.]
April 10.
Westminster.
Richard atte Lese and William Vaux of Maydestan to Henry de Gosebourne and John his brother. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Kent.
April 12.
Westminster.
John Leukenore of Sussex to Nicholas de Lovayne knight. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Sussex.
April 21.
Westminster.
John de Northwode knight, son and heir of Roger de Northwode knight, to Roger de Northwode knight his brother. Recognisance for 55l., to be levied etc. in Kent.
Membrane 28d.
Writing of William de Chiselden of Wilts, giving with warranty to Richard le Parker of Kings Langeleye and Alice his wife and to the heirs and assigns of the said Richard his estate in the lands, mills, meadows, feedings, pastures, woods, rents and services sometime of Thomas Cheyndust in Kings Langeleye and Hemelhamstede, rendering to Emma who was wife of the said Thomas for her life 6 marks a year at Easter, Midsummer, Michaelmas and Christmas by even portions, and after the death of the said Emma 5 marks a year at the same terms to Joan Cheyndust her daughter for her life, as by indentures made between the said William, Emma and Joan. Dated Kings Langeleye, Sunday before St. Gregory 38 Edward III. Witnesses: John Cheyne knight, John de Chilterne, John Castre, John Carpenter, William atte Hach.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London, 12 March.
Writing of Richard Parker of King's Langeleye, being a release to William de Chiselden of Wilts of all actions for warranties of the ands sometime of Thomas Cheyndust of Kings Langeleye and Hemelhamstede. Dated London, Monday after the Annunciation 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 16 April.
Writing of Thomas Coun knight, being a general release to Simon de Neuton 'esquier,' his heirs and executors, of all actions real and personal. Dated London, 14 March 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 14 March.
Writing of Simon de Neuton 'esquier,' being a like release to Thomas Coun knight, his heirs and executors. Dated (as the last). French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment at London, 15 March.
Writing of Thomas, son and heir of Henry Peverel knight (militis), granting with warranty to Thomas Tyrell knight, his heirs and assigns, the reversion of the manor of Suthavene co. Suthampton, now held in dower by John de Sully knight and Isabel his wife for her life of the heritage of the said Thomas son of Henry, with reversion to him and his heirs. Witnesses: Walter de Haywode, John de Estbury, John Wydegod, Richard Angre, John Frank, Richard Monek, John London. Dated London, 12 April 38 Edward III.
Writing of Thomas, son and heir of Henry Peverel knight, being a quitclaim with warranty to Thomas Tirell knight, his heirs and assigns, of all manors, lands etc. which the said Thomas Tirell has of his gift in the towns of Bereford and Borescombe co. Wilts, and of Suthavene, Northavene, Midelton, Penyton, Lyndhurst, Suthampton, Manesbrigge, Alyngton, Boneyate, Cheleworth and Romesey co. Suthampton. Witnesses: Robert de la Mare, Lawrence de Sancto Martino knights, Thomas de Hungerford and others of Wilts, Walter de Haywode, John Wydegode, Richard Angre, John Frank and others of the county of Suthampton. Dated London, 12 April 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 15 April.
Writing of Roger de Northwode knight, son of Sir Roger de Northwode knight, being the defeasance of recognisance to him made by Sir John de Northwode knight his brother, son and heir of his said father (above, p. 50), upon condition that Sir John, his heirs or executors, pay 10l. at Michaelmas next, 8l. at All Saints following, and 10l. at the Purification following. Dated Tuesday the feast of St. George 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 April.
Membrane 27d.
April 18.
Westminster.
Agnes de Northwode to Peter de Stonhurst. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in Kent.
Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that Peter de Stonhurst may peaceably hold and enjoy the manor of Kateshull which Agnes de Northwode has by indenture leased to him for 20 years, with the rents and services of all her tenants in Erdington; the said Peter further granting licence to the said Agnes or her heirs to alien the said manor, rents and services, saving the term aforesaid to him, his heirs and executors, and that if Agnes die within that term leaving an heir within age, whereby the king shall seize the wardship thereof, she nor her heirs shall take no hurt by reason of the said recognisance. Dated Westminster, 19 April 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 19 April.
April 20.
Westminster.
Thomas de Haselden of Yorkshire to Queen Philippa. Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Yorkshire.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Richard de Raveneser clerk, the said queen's attorney.
April 5.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London, and the searcher of forfeitures in the same. Order to make search as well on water as on land of all persons passing in ships and boats from the said port and singular the creeks and places near the same, that they do not without the king's special licence and command take with them from the realm gold or silver in coined money, the mass, plate, vessels, jewels or otherwise, arresting and safe keeping until further order all such gold and silver found in ships or boats about to pass without licence to foreign parts with the persons, ships and boats wherewith and wherein the same shall be found, and giving the king knowledge in chancery from time to time of such arrests; as many merchants, pilgrims and others, fearing not forfeiture as the king has learned, have so taken and do daily take gold and silver, though the king lately caused proclamation to be made in singular the cities, boroughs, ports, towns and seaward places of the realm forbidding any man so to do under pain of forfeiture. By K. and C.
[Fœdera.]
The like to the mayor and bailiffs and the collectors in Sandwich and six other cities and towns, the collectors and bailiffs of Boston and Great Jernemuth, the bailiffs of Ravensere and 79 other towns and places, the mayor and bailiffs of Grymesby and two other towns, the mayor and bailiffs of the town of Lenne on either side of the port and the collectors there, the sheriffs of London, William de la Vale chamberlain of Berwick upon Twede, the mayor and bailiffs and the collectors there, and to the prior of Tynemuth and the bailiffs of the town of Sheles.
[Ibid.]
April 28.
Westminster.
To Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devon. Order not to proceed to take any inquisition affecting the manor of Sulferton without the presence of John Meriet knight or of his attorney; as lately the king granted to Queen Philippa the wardship of all lands which were of John de Bello Campo of Somersete tenant in chief and are in the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heir, to hold until the lawful age of the said heir, and the said queen has demised that wardship to farm to John Meryet as the king has learned; and now the said John Meriet has informed the king that the escheator, at the procurement of certain who are scheming to defraud the king of the said wardship, is proposing to take inquisitions of the said manor, whereof the said John de Bello Campo at his death was seised in his demesne as of fee and which is in the king's hand as aforesaid, which inquisitions, if taken in the absence of John Meriet, would tend to the prejudice of the king and queen and the disherison of the said heir.
Membrane 26d.
Charter of William de Pulteneye knight, giving with warranty to Sir Nicholas de Lovayne knight, his heirs and assigns, one acre of wood in Eselynge co. Kent called Robertesgrof with the advowson of the church. Witnesses: Sir Stephen de Voloyns, Sir Lawrence de Breule, Sir Thomas Dapuldrefeld knights, Henry Dapuldrefeld, Arnald de Eselynge, John de Polle. Richard atte Welle. Dated Pensherst, 19 April 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chancery at London 22 April.
Indenture made between Sir William de Pulteneye and Margaret his wife on the one part and Sir Nicholas de Lovayne of the other part, being a lease to farm to Sir Nicholas, his heirs and assigns, until Michaelmas next and thenceforward for a term of 20 years, of 100 marks of rent which the said William has by a charter of the king to Sir John de Pulteneye his father, whose heir he is, and to the heirs male of Sir John's body, to be taken yearly by the hands of the sheriffs of London, to wit 50l. of the Quenehuth and 25 marks of the farm of the said city due to the king, also of the manor of Swafham Prior co. Cantebrigge with the advowson of the chapel thereof, the manor of Popelir co. Middlesex with tenements, mills, lands, meadows, pastures, rent and service in Stibenhithe, Esthamme, Stratford, Edelmeton, Hakeneye, Brambele and Eldeforde, and other lands and rents in Wolwyche co. Kent, which by fine levied in the king's court the said William and Margaret have to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder for lack of such an heir to Guy de Lovayne and the heirs of his body, remainder to the right heirs of Sir William; if the said Margaret die after ten [or six] years from Michaelmas next in the life time of Sir William, the estate of Sir Nicholas in the premises shall cease at Michaelmas next after her decease, and Sir William may then again enter the premises, provided that if she die within the said ten years Sir Nicholas, his heirs and assigns, may hold the same for that term, and however soon she die after ten years the estate of Sir Nicholas shall not cease before 20 years unless William be living; Sir Nicholas, his heirs and assigns, so long as they shall hold the premises, shall render to Sir William and Margaret during the life of William, and to the heirs male of their bodies after their deaths, 160 marks a year at Easter, Midsummer, Michaelmas and Christmas by even portions, so that they be discharged of 100 marks from the day of William's death if he shall die without such an heir male, and thenceforward shall render to Margaret, and after her decease to the other heirs of the bodies of William and Margaret, and after their deaths to the said Guy and the heirs of his body, and for lack of such an heir to the right heirs of William 60 marks a year for the residue of the said term; if Sir William shall have an heir female and none other begotten of the said Margaret, and shall after have an heir male begotten of another wife, Sir Nicholas, his heirs and assigns, shall after the decease of Sir William pay to such heirs female 60 marks and to the said heirs male 100 marks a year during his estate; power to Sir William and Margaret and to the heirs male of their bodies to distrain for arrears, to Margaret for her life if he die without an heir male, and to the other said heirs after her decease, and upon failure of such heirs to the said Guy and the heirs of his body, and to the right heirs of Sir William, or to the heirs female aforesaid for the said 60 marks and the heir male begotten as aforesaid for 100 marks, and to the heirs male of such heir male to enter and hold again the said rent granted by the king if the rent above reserved be in arrear the quarter of a year, and Sir Nicholas grants like power to those entitled to all the rents above reserved to enter again all the premises until thereof recompensed, provided always that upon recompense made Sir Nicholas, his heirs and assigns, may enter again for the term aforesaid; Sir William grants that in case Sir Nicholas, his heirs or assigns, be put out or molested within the said term for any other cause not contained in this indenture, if it be not for waste, or if Sir William in his life time alien, grant or lease the premises or parcel thereof, or grant the reversion to any without the assent and special licence of Sir
Membrane 25d.
Nicholas, Sir Nicholas shall hold the premises to him, his heirs and assigns for ever, quit of Sir William and his heirs; warranty by Sir William and his heirs in form aforesaid, Sir Nicholas, his heirs and assigns, performing the services due for the premises to the chief lords during their said term. Dated London, Monday the feast of St. Edward K. and M. 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties in the chancery at London, 22 April.
Writing of Roger atte Garstone, son and heir of John atte Garstone of Blecchyngleghe co. Surrey, being a gift and quitclaim with warranty to William de Burton citizen and goldsmith of London, his heirs and assigns, of the lands and rents in the parish of Blecchyngleghe, with woods, meadows, feedings, pastures, commons, ways, paths, hedges, ditches etc. which came or may come to the said Roger by inheritance after the death of his said father. Witnesses: John Hiltoft, John de Bures, Simon de Benyngton, William de Essex, John Currant, John de Gravelee, William Baldewyne. Dated London, Thursday 18 April 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 April.
Writing of Margaret daughter of Richard Cretyng, being a demise and quitclaim with warranty to John de Montpilers and Joan his wife, their heirs and assigns, of the lands by her lately purchased jointly with the said John and Joan in Cretyng St. Peter, Cretyng All Saints, Cretyng St. Mary, Cretyng St. Olave, Stowe, Neuton, Saxton, Stonham Earls, Combys and Berkyng, and of all the tenements which lately descended to her by inheritance after the death of her said father. Dated London, Friday after All Saints 36 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 April this year.
Writing of John Nowers of Gothurst, being a grant and quitclaim with warranty to John Barkere of Olneye, his heirs and assigns, of the manor and all tenements in Westone Underwode co. Buckingham, and all rents thereof issuing, which the said John Barkere holds of the demise of the said John Nowers. Witnesses: Thomas de Reynes knight, Richard Chaunberleyn knight, John de Ayllesbury knight, Edmund Fitz John of Hamslape, John Fitz Richard of Olneye, John Chaunburleyn, John Cane of Shiryngton, John Grenewych of Westone. Dated Westone aforesaid, 9 March 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 April.
Writing of John Nowers of Gothurst, being a grant with warranty to John Barkere of Olneye, his heirs and assigns, of a yearly rent of 8 marks to be taken of his tenements in Chestre and Lufwyk co. Norhampton, namely 4 marks at the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle and 4 marks at Midsummer, with power of distraint if the same be in arrear. Witnesses: Thomas de Reynes, John de Aylesbury knights, Edmund Fitz John, John Fitz Richard, John Cane, John Caunburleyn. Dated Gothurst, 16 April 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 April.
Indenture made between John Nowers of Gothurst and John Barkere of Olneye, being a defeasance of the rent granted by the foregoing writing, upon condition that John Nowers and Maud his wife and their heirs shall make no claim to any of the tenements which John Barkere holds in Westone Underwode. Witnesses and date (as the last.)
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 25 April.
April 25.
Westminster.
Richard de Willesford to William Savage of Quappelade and John de Folkyngham clerk. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Lincolnshire.
April 27.
Westminster.
William Somerby parson of St. [Mary] Magdalene Mylkstrete and Simon Reynham citizen and mercer of London to Master William Tetlyngbery clerk and William Knotte. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in the said city.
Membrane 24d.
Indenture made between Simon bishop of London, Sir Hugh de Badewe knight, John Aubrey of London, William de Maldon and Sir William de Newerk chaplain of the one part, and Nicholas son and heir of Sir William de la More of the other part, whereby the said Nicholas grants to the said bishop and others, their heirs and assigns, the remainder of the manor called le Morehall co. Essex and the lands and tenements which John de Mounteney and Cicely his wife hold for her life of the heritage and by lease of the said Nicholas with reversion to Nicholas and his heirs, rendering to him and his heirs 20 marks during her life, together with the said rent to him payable during the life of the said Cicely, upon condition that so soon as the said Nicholas shall return from over sea, and shall pay 20l. to the said Sir Hugh and John or one of them or to the executors of one of them, in case so much be not received of the 20 marks yearly before mentioned or of the profits of the said land if Cicely die, or shall pay so much as shall be lacking of that sum after allowance made of the receipts above mentioned, if the said bishop and others after being contented of the said sum to Sir Hugh and John paid as aforesaid or of the rent or profits as before limited, shall not within one month after being by him required so to do make an estate in fee simple or other estate to Nicholas or to others as he shall appoint, this grant shall be of none effect, the said estate in remainder shall cease, and it shall be lawful for the said Nicholas to take again the said rent and after the death of the said Cicely to enter the said lands without debate or claim of them or their heirs; and in case the said Nicholas shall not return and content the said Hugh and John as aforesaid this grant of the said reversion and rent shall remain in force. One part of this indenture to remain with the bishop, a second with the said Sir Hugh, John, William and William, the third with the said Nicholas. Dated London, 10 April 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Nicholas, 28 April.
April 29.
Westminster.
Bertram Mountburghcher knight and Nicholas Mountburghcher to Roger de Woderyngton. Recognisance for 622 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Sussex.
Cancelled on payment.
April 28.
Westminster.
John de Cherleton of Middlesex to Henry de Ingelby, Thomas de Neuby and Michael de Ravendale clerks. Recognisance for 80 marks, to be levied etc. in Middlesex.
Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said John shall pay 40 marks on the feast of All Saints next.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Michael.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Salop. Order to cause a regard to be made in the forest of Morf according to the form of the capitula which follow, so that the regard be made before the feast of the Assumption (Assumpcionis domini) next.
Capitula.
April 22.
Westminster.
The like writ and capitula to the sheriff of Wilts, to cause a regard to be made in the forest of Bradene before St. Peters Chains next.