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Close Rolls, Edward III: June 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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June 1364

June 10.
Westminster.
To Ralph de Neville, William de Aton, Thomas Ughtred, William de Skipwyth, William Playce, John Moubray, William de Ryse and John de Wilton. Order to stay altogether any further execution of the king's late commission by letters patent appointing them, seven, six, five, four, three and two of them of whom either John Moubray or Thomas de Ingelby (sic) should be one, at the suit of Idonea de Percy, as justices to hear and determine certain alleged trespasses against her committed by Isabel who was wife of Walter Faucomberge and tenant of Queen Philippa (otherwise called Isabel who was wife of Roger de Burton knight) and others in the commission named at Semer, Lekyngfeld, Catton, Nafferton and Esyngwald, telling the said Idonea on the king's behalf to pursue her plaint before the justices of either Bench if she think fit; as for particular causes set forth before him and the council the king has revoked the said commission.
By K. and C.
June 10.
Westminster.
To Ralph de Neville, John Moubray and Thomas de Ingelby. Order to stay altogether any further execution of the king's late commissions by letters patent appointing them and several other lieges, of whom either the said John or Thomas was to be one, to hear and determine certain alleged trespasses and mischiefs committed at divers times and at divers places in Yorkshire, as well against the king as Idonea de Percy and John de Couseby, by Isabel who was wife of Walter Faucomberge and tenant of Queen Philippa (otherwise called Isabel who was wife of Roger de Burton knight) and others in the commissions contained, telling the said Idonea and John on the king's behalf to pursue their plaints before the justices of either Bench if they think fit, and sending before the king within fifteen days after Michaelmas the records and processes whatsoever touching their commissions; as for particular causes set forth before the king and council the king has revoked the said commissions. By K. and C.
Membrane 22d.
June 16.
Westminster.
To Henry de Grene and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order to continue in the state they now are in until the next coming of the said justices to the king and council at Westminster the processes before them begun against John de Blakeneye of London, Nicholas Curteys, John Ragenhull, Nicholas servant of William de Bury, Thomas de Wylford, Ralph Dobble, Thomas de Lincoln of London, Thomas de Mokkyng, Thomas de Frensted, Thomas Hore, John Condestede, Stephen de Gloucestre, and John Wroth fishers of the city of London by reason of their indictments, not troubling the said fishers for that cause; as the king has learned that certain fishers of that city are indicted for divers excesses touching the buying and selling of fish at Blakeneye and elsewhere in Norffolk, and therefore fear to come thither to buy fish, whereby fish are dearer in London than they used to be, and petition is made to the king for remedy to save himself harmless and the whole people; and the king considers that such excesses may be debated and terminated before him and the council at Westminster better than elsewhere.
By K. and C.
To the guardian of Ireland and the chancellor there for the time being, or to their representatives. Order not to trouble Maurice earl of Kildare, John Husee, Richard White, Richard Plunket and Simon Flemyng by reason of their leaving Ireland and coming to this realm, nor the ship which brought them hither, the master or seamen thereof; as it is shewn the king on behalf of the said earl and the others that they had licence of the council in Ireland to come to England, Simon to survey his lands there, the others because they were chosen by certain of the commons of Ireland to come upon business affecting the state of Ireland, that after such licence had proclamation was by the council made on the king's behalf forbidding any person or ship to pass from Ireland without the king's special licence, that they notwithstanding that proclamation went on board a ship in the port of Dublin and came hither, and that they fear to be hereafter impeached by the said council by reason of such departure; and the king has pardoned their trespasses herein. By K.
Jan. 25.
Westminster.
Brother John Pavely prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England to the archbishop of York and the chapter of St. Peter York. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Middlesex.
Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that the prior and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England and their successors, so long as they shall have possession of a mediety of the church of Derfeld, the advowson whereof was to them given by Sir John de Grey of Rotherfeld knight, and the said mediety appropriated to them by John archbishop of York with assent of his chapter of York, shall pay every year at York to the archbishop of York and to the chapter of York at Martinmas and Whitsuntide or within one month after by even portions a yearly pension of 8 marks to them reserved in accordance with the appropriation of the said mediety to the said prior and brethren made as aforesaid, to wit 2 marks to the archbishop and his successors, 1 mark to the said chapter, and 5 marks to the censer bearers of the choir of York in aid of their maintenance, for greater security whereof the said recognisance is made; or else that the appropriation shall not be put in execution, or shall be annulled or of none effect in time to come. Any acquittance under the seal of the archbishop, his successors, or their executors without that of the chapter, or under the seal of the chapter without that of the archbishop, shall be void. Dated Clerkenwell, 30 January 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the archbishop and chapter at York 18 March before Thomas de Ingelby, by virtue of a writ of dedimus potestatem to him addressed, which is on the files of chancery for this year.
Membrane 21d.
Indenture made between Sir Ingelram lord of Coucy and Joan who was wife of John de Coupeland whereby, in presence of William de Wykeham keeper of the privy seal and others of the council, acknowledging her estate to be for term of her life in the manor of Coghull co. York, a moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with its members in Westmorland and Cumberland, a moiety of the manor of Ulreston, the manors of Mourholm, Warton, Kerneford and Lyndheved co. Lancaster to her granted by charter of the king with the fees, advowsons etc. thereto pertaining, and power for her, her assigns and tenants, to take of the parks and woods thereof for building, burning, making and enclosing parks and hays, 'housebote and hayebote' and other needs without impeachment of waste, provided only that they may not give or sell the same or any parcel thereof or trees growing therein, and acknowledging likewise her estate to be for life in all the lands which were of Sir Robert de Coucy in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Westmorland, the fees and advowsons excepted, and which she holds by another charter of the king, rendering to him 100 marks a year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, which yearly sum, fees and advowsons the king has by charter granted to Sir Ingelram and his heirs for ever, and by the same charter has granted to him and his heirs the reversion of the manors, moieties and lands with the appurtenances aforesaid after her death, the said Joan attorns tenant to Sir Ingelram for the manors, moieties and lands aforesaid, as heretofore to the king, and has done fealty, saving always her estate aforesaid; and for this attornment Sir Ingelram confirms the premises to her for life with warranty thereof, to hold of him and his heirs, rendering to them 100 marks a year, and grants that she and her heirs shall not be impeached for waste but only for gift or sale as aforesaid, the said Joan promising to sue to the profit of Sir Ingelram any others who shall make waste in the said parks, saving to her reasonable costs in such suit. One part remaining with the king sealed by both parties, another with Sir Ingelram sealed by Joan, the third remaining with Joan sealed by Sir Ingelram. Dated London, Monday before Whitsuntide 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 9 May, in the chancery at the Whitefriars (apud mansum fratrum ordinis beate Marie de Monte Carmeli).
Indenture whereby Sir Ingelram lord of Coucy grants that, whereas Joan who was wife of John de Coupeland, by charter of the king made to her said husband and to her, holds for life all the lands that were of Sir Robert de Coucy in Lancashire, Westmorland and Yorkshire, rendering 100 marks a year at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, which yearly sum with the reversion of the premises has by charter of the king been granted to Sir Ingelram and his heirs for ever, the said terms shall be postponed and changed to Whitsuntide and Martinmas, and Joan or her assigns shall not during her life be compelled nor distrained to pay the same but only at the terms last mentioned; and Joan binds herself to pay the said sum every year at London at Whitsuntide and Martinmas by even portions, provided she or her assigns be not compelled nor distrained to pay at the other terms aforesaid, with power to Sir Ingelram and his heirs to distrain if the same be in arrear at any time. Dated London, Wednesday before Whitsuntide 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 9 May (as the last).
May 9.
Westminster.
Edmund Maunsel to Edmund Laurence and John de Lancastre clerk. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Lancashire.
May 10.
Westminster.
Walter Salle of Horton to John de Brampton clerk. Recognisance for 6 marks, to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire.
Cancelled on payment.
May 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order, upon the petition of William Storye, to stay the exigents against him by the mainprise of Reynold Hervy and Robert de Dersham of Suffolk, bringing this writ before the justices of the Bench on the day the writ of exigents is returnable; as on behalf of the said William it is shewn the king that Roger de Westbery is impleading him by writ before the said justices to render him chattels to the value of 40s., that though William has sufficient lands, goods and chattels whereby he may be distrained, he is put in exigents in that county to be outlawed for that the sheriff has returned that he had no such lands or goods, and for that he came not before the justices on the day named in the said writ to answer Roger thereupon, and that he is ready so to answer and to stand to right thereupon; and the said Reynold and Robert have mainperned under a pain of 40s. to have his body before the said justices on the day aforesaid. By C.
May 30.
Westminster.
John Porter of Wobourne Chapelle to Thomas de Bradewell knight. Recognisance for 100l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Bedfordshire.
Cancelled on payment.
May 30.
Westminster.
Richard de Bonyngton and William Breteuille to John le Porter of Wouburne Chapelle. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in Bedfordshire.
Membrane 20d.
Memorandum that on Thursday 9 May 38 Edward III, by the king's command, the mayor, recorder and sheriffs, five of the aldermen and eight of the commoners of the city of London came before the chancellor, the treasurer, the clerk of the privy seal and others of his council at Whitefriars (a les freres du Carme), and were by the council charged to advise what persons of the city of London ought to have and enjoy the liberties granted by the king and his forefathers to the citizens thereof; who said that formerly they were so charged by the council, when they caused the aldermen and the greater part of the commoners of the city to assemble at the 'Gihall,' and then by their common assent reported to the council, as they were informed, that according to the ancient usages and customs thereof all tenants of the city, by reason of their tenements and not of their persons, are and of all time were denizable, that every man of the city sworn to the liberties thereof who is in lot and in scot bearing the charges thereof, and also the heirs of those enfranchised, may devise their tenements as well to mortmain as to secular persons, that others having tenements therein who are not so sworn nor bear the said charges, albeit they hold the same, may not devise their tenements to mortmain; and the said mayor, recorder, sheriffs and aldermen at their first coming before the council made protestation that, if hereafter they should be better informed of the premises, they might shew that which they should learn by such information, and on the same day at their latter coming said that they were not advised nor informed nor of other mind than before, and further that no man having tenements in the said city who is not sworn nor bears the charges thereof shall have or enjoy the liberties thereof so as to devise them to mortmain more than one who has no tenement therein and dwells twenty leagues away, as appears by charter of the late king to the citizens made in the 12th year of his reign, wherein it is declared which of the citizens ought to enjoy the said liberties and which not, in which charter, after declaration made of those who shall be enfranchised in the city and enjoy the liberties, it is expressly contained that the king has granted the said liberties to the said citizens, who may not be understood as other than those in that charter declared to have and enjoy the same. French.
[Fœdera. Compare Liber Custumarum, Rolls Series, pp. 268–273.]
Writing of John son and heir of Henry Baudewryne, being a quitclaim to Alice who was wife of John de Poghlee, her heirs and assigns, of the lands of her said husband which she now holds in Burnham, Estburnham, Brutewell, Dorneye and Cippenham. Witnesses: John de Huntercombe knight, William de Saundresdon, Richard Darches, William de Hatfield, Richard Gregory the elder, Richard Gregory the younger, Walter de Salle. Dated Burnham, Saturday after Trinity 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 May.
May 31.
Westminster.
Adam Hobeldod of Swaveseye to Nicholas Damori knight. Recognisance for 36l. 16d. payable by instalments; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Cambridgeshire.
Writing of John, son of John de Cepham and Elizabeth his wife, granting with warranty to Geoffrey Schrop, his heirs and assigns, the reversion of the manor of Gonyldesbury, now held for life by John Braye of Middlesex of the demise of the said John de Cepham and Elizabeth with reversion to the said John the son and to his heirs. Dated Gonyldesbury, 10 October 37 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 June this year.
June 3.
Westminster.
John abbot of Bruern, for himself and the convent, to John de Noweres knight. Recognisance for 50 marks, to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Oxfordshire.
Writing of John de Poyntz knight of Gloucestershire, being a grant and quitclaim with warranty to John de la Hale knight and Joan his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said John de la Hale, of the third part of the manor of Penyton by Lemynton, and the lands, rents and services, woods, meadows, feedings and pastures in Penyton, Est Ebbeford, Hardebrigge and Fordynggebrigge late of John de Acton knight, held at the date of these presents by John de la Hale and Joan for the life of Joan of the heritage of John de Poyntz. Witnesses: Sir John de Brewes, Sir Henry le Moigne, Sir Thomas de Blount knights, William Fylol, Walter de Perle, Richard de Wrotham. Dated Tarent Villers, 12 May 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 June.
Charter of John de la Hale knight of Dorset, being the defeasance of a statute merchant made at London whereby Sir John du Poyntz of Gloucestershire is bound to him in 500l. payable at Tarent Villers by Easter next, upon condition that John du Poyntz, his heirs or assigns, pay to John de la Hale and Joan his wife a rent of 53l. 6s. 8d. a year to them reserved for Joan's life in a lease of the manor of Irenacton co. Gloucester. Dated 3 June 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 June.
Membrane 19d.
June 3.
Westminster.
John de la Hale of Dorset to John de Poyntz knight of Gloucestershire. Recognisance for 500l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Dorset.
Writing of John du Poyntz knight of Gloucestershire, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that Joan wife of Sir John de la Hale shall not recover the manor of Irenacton against John du Poyntz, his heirs or assigns, by judgment in the king's court, or shall so recover the same but not put the judgment in execution, or that she shall die in the lifetime of Sir John, or without such judgment rendered, or execution thereof made. Dated 8 June 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John de Poyntz, 8 June.
June 3.
Westminster.
John de la Hale knight of Dorset to John de Poyntz knight of Gloucestershire. Recognisance for 10l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Dorset.
Indenture made between John de Poyntz knight of Gloucestershire and John de la Hale knight of Dorset, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that John de Poyntz, his heirs or assigns, may peaceably hold the manor of Irenacton co. Gloucester according to the grant of John de la Hale and Joan his wife, without being impleaded at the suit of Joan by writ of cui in vita, or that if so impleaded the heirs or executors of John de la Hale shall at Tarente Villers co. Dorset upon due warning within half a year recompense him for his costs. Dated Tarente aforesaid, 6 June 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John de Poyntz, 8 June.
June 6.
Westminster.
Lewis Bledlowe of Takeleye to William Barle of Hunden. Recognisance for 60l. payable by instalments; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Essex.
Seman Geffray to John son of John de Sheffeld. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Middlesex.
June 6.
Westminster.
Ralph Tirwhit to the prior of Merton. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in the county of Suthampton.
June 6.
Westminster.
The prior of Merton, for himself and the convent, to Ralph Tirwhit. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Surrey.
June 6.
Westminster.
To James le Botiller guardian of Ireland or to his representative. Order not to hold sessions or pleas in the parts of Mounester, nor to suffer them to be held by others, by virtue of his office or otherwise, before the coming of Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son and lieutenant in Ireland, and if any have been there held, to cause them to be removed and transferred to other parts of Ireland; as for particular causes set forth before the king and council, the king would not that any pleas or sessions of justices be held in Mounester before the coming of the said duke, who is now with the king in England.
By K. and C.
June 6.
Westminster.
To the chancellor of Ireland. Order to send writs under the king's seal used in Ireland to the guardian and other the judges (if any) holding or appointed to hold sessions in Mounester, commanding them to stay the holding of sessions and pleas there until the coming of Lionel duke of Clarence the king's son; as for particular causes set forth before the king and council, the king would not that such pleas and sessions be there held before the said duke's coming by reason of the said guardian's office or otherwise. By K. and C.
Writing of Thomas son of William de Hagh co. Lincoln, being a quitclaim to Robert Cartere of Fulkyngham, John, Robert, Joan and Beatrice his children and every of them, and to the issue of every of them, of all actions of villenage and all other actions real and personal. Witnesses: Henry Hasty and John Broun of Lyncolnshire, John Aubrey and John de Someresham citizens of London, Sir William de Newerk. Dated London, Friday after St. Barnabas 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 June.
June 20.
Westminster.
To Henry de Grene and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order at their discretion to continue their sessions in Norffolk and Suffolk all this term, if it shall seem to them to be for the advantage of the king and people so to do. By K. and C.
June 14.
Westminster.
To the guardian and the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. Order to take into the king's hand all dissensions and debates which have arisen between his subjects, and to cause them to be appeased by the best means they may, causing proclamation to be made throughout Ireland, within liberties and without, forbidding any of the English, the king's subjects born in England or in Ireland, henceforth to make or procure dissensions, disturbances or debates between them under pain of two years' imprisonment and payment of ransom at the king's will, and taking and imprisoning any who shall be found so doing after the proclamation until other order be taken for their punishment; as the king has learned by the report of many that there are divers dissensions and debates arisen between the English born in England and the English born in Ireland his subjects, whereby in times past hurt and peril has happened in Ireland, and worse is feared unless the same be speedily appeased. By K. and C.
[Fœdera.]
Membrane 18d.
Writing of John Parker of Eltham, being a quitclaim to John Dyngelee of a messuage in Suthwerk sometime of Alice who was wife of William Cros late fishmonger of London. Dated Suthwerk, 26 May 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 June.
Writing of John Parker of Eltham, being a quitclaim to Edmund son of Edmund de Lenham, and to Sibyl sister of the said Edmund the son, af a messuage in Suthwerk sometime of Alice who was wife of William Cros late fishmonger of London. Dated Suthwerk, (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 June.
Writing of John Parker of Eltham, being a general release to John de Leuesham, Robert atte Doune and John atte Wode of all actions real and personal. Dated Suthwerk, 27 May 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 June.
June 10.
Westminster.
John de Holt to William Peyto the elder. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Norhamptonshire.
Cancelled on payment.
June 12.
Westminster.
Martin Fisshacre to William Cary. Recognisance for 300l., to be levied etc. in Devon.
Cancelled on payment.
William Stighull and William Gary to Guy de Briene. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Devon.
Cancelled on payment.
Warin de Lisle to Guy de Briene, William Styghull and Walter de Clopton. Recognisance for 600l., to be levied etc. in Berkshire.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Guy.
Indenture made between Warin del Isle knight of the one part and Guy de Bryene knight, William Stighull and Walter de Clopton of the other part, being a defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that the said Warin, his heirs or executors, shall pay to the said Guy, William and Walter or one of them, or to their attorney, at London at 'Bakwell Hall' in the ward of Bassynghawe 50l. at Midsummer next, 50l. at Michaelmas following, 50l. at Christmas following, 50l. at Easter following, 50l. at Midsummer following, and 50l. at Michaelmas following or within a quinzaine after each of those feasts, they having an acquittance ready at each term to deliver to him; and after the last payment they will go into the chancery and cause the said recognisance to be annulled. Dated London, Friday after St. Barnabas 38 Edward III. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 12 June.
June 13.
Westminster.
William Cary to Martin de Fisshacre. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Devon.
June 14.
Westminster.
William Cary to John Meryet knight. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Devon.
Cancelled on payment.
June 15.
Westminster.
Margaret who was wife of Henry Pycard of London to Richard earl of Arundell. Recognisance for 400l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Cancelled on payment.
Membrane 17d.
Charter of Stephen de Cosynton knight of Kent, giving with warranty to Peter de Lacy clerk and John Pyel citizen of London, and to the heirs and assigns of the said John, his manor of Cosynton in the parishes of Aylesford and Boxle, his manor of Akrise in the parish of Akrise, his manor of Mounte in the parish of Elham, his manors of Grene and Cosynton in the parishes of Northflet, Suthflete and Swanescompe, and all other his lands, rents and services in Kent with his goods and chattels therein moveable and immovable. Witnesses: Sir John de Cobeham, Sir Arnald Sauvage, Sir Stephen de Valence, Sir Thomas de Apuldrefeld knights, William Pympe, William de Apuldrefeld, Geoffrey Colepeper, John Rous. Dated Great Cosynton, Tuesday the feast of St. Barnabas 38 Edward III.
Writing of Stephen de Cosynton knight of Kent, being a letter of attorney to Sir Thomas de Berton clerk, Adam Esmon, John Courtgate, Gilbert Richard and John Campion to deliver to Peter de Lacy clerk and John Pyel citizen of London seisin of the manors of Cosynton in the parishes of Aylesford and Boxlee, Akrise in the parish of Akrise, Mounte in the parish of Elham, Grene and Cosynton in the parishes of Northflete, Suthflete and Swanescompe, and all other his lands, rents and services in Kent, according to a charter of feoffment. Dated (as the last.)
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and letter, 14 June.
Writing of William de Cosynton knight, son of Stephen de Cosynton knight of Kent, being a quitclaim with warranty to Peter de Lacy clerk and John Pyel citizen of London, the heirs and assigns of the said John, of the manor of Cosynton in the parish of Aylesford and Boxlee, the manor of Akrise in the parish of Akrise, the manor of Mounte in the parish of Elham, the manors of Grene and Cosynton in the parishes of Northflete, Southflete and Swanescompe, and all other the lands, rents and services which were of the said Stephen in Kent, all which they have of the gift and feoffment of the said Stephen. Witnesses: Sir John de Cobeham, Sir Arnald Sauvage, Sir Stephen de Valence, Sir Thomas de Apuldrefeld knights, William Pympe, William de Apuldrefeld, Geoffrey Colepere (sic), John Rous. Dated Great Cosynton, 18 June 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 June.
June 12.
Westminster.
To William de Fyncheden and William de Wychyngham justices of assize in Kent. Order not to proceed without advising the king to take any assize before them arraigned of lands, rents and services in Derteford and Stone given to the king, his heirs and assigns, by charter of Thomas Houchon of Derteford, Roger Ball and William Folleswych of Derteford, or of any parcel thereof; as the said Thomas, Roger and William lately so gave all their lands, rents and services there which they had of the gift and feoffment of Robert Mount, as appears by inspection of an enrolment of their said charter upon the rolls of chancery; and now the king has learned that John Wynchestre of Southflete, Cicely his wife and others by divers writs have arraigned assizes of novel disseisin against Maud prioress of Derteford concerning tenements in Derteford and Stone which are those so given to the king. By K.
Writing of John Shench, being a quitclaim with warranty to Joan who was wife of Reynold de Cobeham knight of the manor and advowson of Okstede and all lands, rents and services in that town and elsewhere in Surrey, willing that she shall have and hold the premises to her, her heirs and assigns. Dated Lyngefeld, Sunday after St. Barnabas 38 Edward III. Witnesses: John de Hadresham, Adam de Ivyngefeld, John de Gaynesford, John atte Ware, Ralph atte Hulle. And because the seal of the said John Shench is unknown to many, he has procured the seals of the said witnesses and of Robert de Beleknappe and William de Cobeham to be set to these presents.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 June.
June 22.
Westminster.
Robert de Neville of Horneby knight to Robert de Swylyngton knight. Recognisance for 1,000l. payable at Michaelmas next, to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Lancashire.
The said Robert de Neville to the said Robert de Swylyngton. Recognisance for 1,000l. payable at Christmas next, to be levied etc. in Lancashire.
June 25.
Westminster.
William de Chrchull (sic) parson of Chertham to Richard de Ravenser clerk. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Kent.
Indenture made between John de Mounteny and Cicely his wife of the one part and Alice de Chelham of the other part, being an attornment to the said Alice for 6s. 8d. for Easter term last, in part payment of 10 marks yearly to her granted for life by Nicholas atte Mere to be taken at four terms in the year by the hands of Ralph Wolsy and the said Cicely then his wife, out of the 20 marks yearly rent to the said Nicholas reserved by his writing indented, whereby he granted to the said Ralph and Cicely for their lives his manor of la More in Wrytele; and the said Alice confesses that she has received of the said John and Cicely all arrears to date, and grants that henceforth during her life they shall be discharged toward her and her assigns of 4 marks of the said 10 marks, John and Cicely granting her power of distraint in the said manor if the 6 marks remaining be in arrear. Dated London, Thursday after St. Barnabas 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 27 June.
June 27.
Westminster.
John de Mildecumbe of Oxfordshire to John atte Wode of Worcestershire. Recognisance for 1,000l., to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Oxfordshire.
John de Mildecumbe to Thomas de Compeworth. Recognisance for 1,000l., to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire.
Membrane 16d.
Indenture of accord between the abbot and convent of Bonrepos (de Bona Requie) in Brittany and the abbot and convent of Sawtry (Salteria) between whom pleas and debates were lately moved touching a writing produced by the abbot and convent of Bonrepos under name of the abbot and convent of Sawtry with demand for a yearly farm of 80 marks for ever for the churches of Fulborne, Hunygham, Costesey and Fendrayton, which writing the abbot and convent of Sawtry altogether denied, and set forth another writing of prior date which contained that they should have the said churches for ever at a yearly fee farm of 60 marks only, and the abbot and convent of Bonrepos, protesting that they do not acknowledge the 60 marks only of yearly farm to be due, claimed the whole sum of 80 marks; whereupon by the intervention of friends it is agreed that the abbot and convent of Sawtry shall pay yearly for the farm of the said churches for ever 60 marks which they acknowledge to be due from of old time, and 10 marks yearly farm beside, the whole to be paid on the feast of the Beheading of St. John Baptist or on the eighth day after in the cathedral church of St. Paul London before the cross 'atte Northdore' to the abbot and convent of Bonrepos or to their proctor; and for greater security the abbot of Sawtry or his successors shall by themselves or their attorneys come before the justices of the Bench on the morrow of St. John Baptist next, to a writ to be by the abbot of Bonrepos or his successors brought concerning the said rent, and shall acknowledge this deed, so that the abbot of Bonrepos shall in that court recover the said rent; the abbot and convent of Bonrepos grant that a recognisance in chancery made by the abbot of Sawtry for 40 marks shall remain without execution, upon condition that the abbot of Sawtry or his successors shall make such acknowledgment, and after such recovery shall yearly pay the rent as aforesaid, but in case of default as well the said recognisance as another recognisance for 40 marks made to the king shall be put in execution; the abbot and convent of Sawtry bind themselves in 40 marks, to be payable within the quinzaine of their default in any subsequent payment of the said rent, for payment thereof and for observance of the covenants above rehearsed, binding also their successors and all their goods; and the abbot and convent of Bonrepos grant that henceforth they will cliam no greater farm of the said churches than 70 marks, but that for that yearly sum the abbot and convent of Sawtry and their successors shall have and hold the said churches for ever. Dated Sawtry abbey, Easter day 1363, 37 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said abbots, 4 July this year.
Writing of Joan daughter of William de Heyford, being a quitclaim with warranty to Thomas de Foxcote, his heirs and assigns, of all lands, rents and services in the town of Langebergh or in Overtyso and Chirchetyso. Dated Cirencestre, Wednesday after St. Ambrose 36 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 July this year.
Writing of Joan daughter of William de Heyford, being a quitclaim with warranty to Thomas de la Morehalle rector of Quynton of all lands, rents and services in the town of Newebold upon Stowre. Dated Quynton, 7 July 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 July.