Close Rolls, Edward III: February 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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February 1364

Feb. 20.
To John de Bekyngton escheator in Somerset. Order not to meddle further with the lands of Gilbert de Edyngdon, which the said Gilbert held in his demesne as of fee of the heirs of John de Bello Campo tenant in chief, and which by his death were taken into the king's hand; as Thomas son and heir of the said Gilbert, who held by knight service of the said heir, a minor in the king's wardship, has proved his age before the escheator, and the king lately granted to Queen Philippa the wardship of all the lands of the said John until the lawful age of the said heir, with the knights' fees thereto belonging.
Feb. 18.
To Elizabeth who was wife of Ralph de Middelneye. Writ de intendendo, directing her to pay to Edmund Chelreye and Robert Cooke the arrears of a yearly rent of 18l. and one pair of gilded spurs or 2s. as of the farm of the manor of Pourestoke from the death of the said Ralph, and to pay the same to them henceforward at the accustomed terms until the lawful age of the heir of William fitz Waryn of Whitynton and Amice his wife tenants in chief; as lately by letters patent the king granted to Queen Philippa until the lawful age of their heir the wardship of all the lands of the said William and Amice, which are in his hand by their death and by reason of the nonage of the said heir, with the issues from the time of their death; and after the said queen by writing indented granted and sold the wardship and issues aforesaid to the said Edmund and Robert, and on 2 July in the 36th year of his reign the king by other letters patent confirmed her demise thereof; and it is found by inquisition, taken at the king's command by John de Bekynton escheator in Dorset after the death of the said William, that at his death he held the said yearly rent to him and the heirs male of his body by the king's grant, to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions by the hands of the said Ralph as of the farm of the said manor, which the said Elizabeth and Ralph jointly held and the king commanded to be delivered to Elizabeth after the death of Ralph.