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Close Rolls, Edward III: December 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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December 1364

Dec. 3.
Westminster.
John de Boys knight to Nicholas de Roos clerk, warden of the King's Hall Cantebrigge. Recognisance for 106l. payable by instalments; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Lincolnshire.
Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition that the said John pay 20 marks at each of the terms named in this recognisance.
Dec. 4.
Westminster.
Peter de Salford to Richard la Vache knight. Recognisance for 72l., to be levied etc. in Bedfordshire.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Robert de Aldebury attorney general of the said Richard.
Membrane 5d.
Writing of Robert Wright of Wakefeld, being a quitclaim with warranty to Peter de Routhe, his heirs and assigns, of a tenement in Wakefeld in a street called 'le Kergate' between tenements of John Harville and of William Wright, and all other his lands and tenements in the said town. Witnesses: William de Fyncheden, John de Wadesworth, William de Castelford, William de Walton. Dated London, Monday after St. Andrew 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 December.
Nov. 24.
Langley.
To the abbot and convent of Newehous. Request to admit John de Ebor[aco] (fn. 1) the king's yeoman to their house, and minister to him such maintenance in meat, raiment etc. as Robert Paynlowe deceased had there at the late king's command, causing letters under their seal to be made and delivered to him with mention of all that he shall receive thereof, for which the king will be bound to them, and certifying the king by the bearer of what they will do at this request; as by reason of his service the king would make provision for the said John, for whom none is yet made. By p.s. [26455.]
Writing of Richard de Cranebrok of Kent, giving to Richard de Schamelesford clerk and Roger Digge, their heirs and assigns, a yearly rent of 10l. to be taken of all his lands in the town of Newynton co. Kent at Easter and Michaelmas by even portions, with power of distraint if the same shall be in arrear, and putting them in seisin thereof by 6d. Dated the church of Paul London, Tuesday after St. Andrew 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 December.
Writing of Richard de Schamelesford clerk and Roger Digge, being a defeasance of the rent to them granted by the foregoing writing, upon condition that Richard de Cranebrok or some other in [his] name shall pay 80 marks to them or one of them in the priory church of St. Bartholomew Smethefeld London on the feast of St. Philip and St. James next. Dated the church of St. Paul London, Wednesday after St. Andrew 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 December.
Writing of William son of John son of Peter de Hadclif co. Lincoln being a gift and quitclaim to Master Geoffrey Salyng clerk, Richard Salyng, John Hullewode and Isabel Hullewode, their heirs and assigns, of all lands, tenements, cottages (or socages), rents and services which were of John son of Peter his father in the towns and territories of Hadclif, Westravendale and Gonerby, and of William de Grisseby in the town of Croxby, and came to him after the decease of the said John and William, and ought to come to him by inheritance or otherwise after the decease of Mariot his mother relict of the said John, with warranty of the premises, and of the reversion of those now held for life in Hadclif by the said Mariot. Witnesses: Nicholas Hadclif, Alan Hadclif, Peter Bretoun, John Croun of Belisby, Richard Gros of Gonerby, Thomas Belle of Croxby, John Smeth of Westravendale. Dated Hadclif, St. Andrew's day 38 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 December.
Charter of William son of John son of Peter de Hatteclif co. Lincoln, giving with warranty to Master Geoffrey Salyng clerk, his heirs and assigns, all his lands, tenements, cottages, rents and services, with houses, gardens, mill, meadows, feedings, pastures, reliefs, heriots, hays, ditches, ways, paths etc. in the towns and territories of Hatteclif, Westravendale, Gonerby, Croxby, Clixby, Grisseby, Honeby, Seuerby and Kelsay, with the reversion of the lands etc. which Mariot his mother, relict of John son of Peter, holds for life in name of dower in Hatteclif and Westravendale. Witnesses: William de Belisby knight, Peter Bretoun, Nicholas Hatteclif, Alan Hatteclif, John Smeth of Westravendale, William Warde, Richard Gros of Gonerby, Thomas Belle of Croxby, John Warde of Clixby. Dated Hatteclif, Monday before St. Denis 37 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 December this year.
Dec. 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order, upon a petition made on behalf of John Gamen, to cause him to be set free from the king's prison of the city of Norwich, and not to trouble him in the mean time touching his withdrawal from the service of Peter de Bumpstede contrary to the ordinance before the term agreed between them, bringing this writ before the justices at Westminster in the octaves of St. Hilary next; as lately the king ordered the sheriff to attach the said John so as to have him on that day before the justices to answer as well the king as the said Peter on that matter, by colour whereof he was taken and is imprisoned as the king has learned; and now the said petition shews that he is ready to stand to right in all things, and John Erlam of the said county, Richard Brighous of Yorkshire, Richard Merston and Richard Sadeler of London, appearing in person in chancery, have mainperned under a pain of 40l. to have him before the justices in the octaves aforesaid.
Membrane 4d.
May 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause proclamation to be made that no stranger nor privy person shall under pain of forfeiture thereof expose cloths for sale before the subsidy thereupon due be paid, and the cloths be sealed with the seal appointed for the purpose, that no drapers or clothmakers shall deliver any cloths from their keeping until so sealed, nor suffer any to pass out of their hands, and that all mayors, bailiffs, ministers of the king and others, within liberties and without, shall under pain of forfeiture be aiding to Henry Godchepe and John Double of London, farmers of the subsidy of cloth for sale lately granted to the king for remission of the forfeiture of the alnage of cloth to him pertaining, and to their deputies in all things that pertain to them; also to receive of the said Henry and John and of their deputies by indenture, containing the quantity and true value thereof, the description and the owners' names, all cloths which they shall take as forfeit into the king's hand and deliver to him, delivering one moiety thereof to them according to the covenants in their lease, and safe keeping the other moiety until further order; as for a set rent the king by indenture has demised the said subsidy in those counties to the said Henry and John to farm from 5 May last for two years by certain covenants, together with a moiety of the cloths which shall be forfeited, and now on their behalf he is informed that great number of merchants and others have and do cause their cloths to be sealed with false seals and counterfeit, and not with the seal appointed for the purpose; and because in the grant of the subsidy it is contained that all cloths exposed for sale before being sealed with the collectors' seal shall be forfeit to the king, the king's will is that all cloths sealed with the collectors' true seals shall be held for cloths well and lawfully customed and sealed, and that nothing henceforth shall be of them demanded nor paid for such subsidy, and all other sealed with false seals and counterfeit shall be forfeited, taken by the collectors into the king's hand, and delivered to the sheriff of the county where such forfeiture shall take place.
The like writs to the following:
Oct. 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Warrewyk and Leycestre, the sheriff of Salop, the sheriff of Stafford, for John Ray farmer of the said subsidy in those counties from Michaelmas last for two years, with the third part of the forfeitures.
To the sheriff of Hereford, for John Chirbury farmer of the subsidy in that county from Michaelmas last for two years, with the third part of the forfeitures.
To the sheriff of Kent, for Henry Colas of Gildeford taverner, farmer of the subsidy from Michaelmas last for three years, with the third part of the forfeitures.
Membrane 3d.
Dec. 4.
Westminster.
To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to a parliament at Westminster to be holden in the octaves of St. Hilary next, warning the prior and chapter of Christ Church Canterbury, the archdeacons and clergy of the diocese to attend, the said prior and archdeacons in person, the chapter by one proctor, the clergy by two.
By K. and C.
Dec. 4.
Westminster.
The like summons to John archbishop of York, Thomas bishop of Durham and fifteen other bishops (eleven of them by name); and to the vicar general of the bishop of Cicestre who is at a distance, and the keeper of the bishopric of Rochester in the vacancy of the see, to warn etc.
[Reports on the Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 636.]
To the abbot of Glastonbury. Summons to the said parliament.
The like to the abbot of St. Augustine Canterbury and 21 other abbots, the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and the priors of Lewes and Coventre.
[Ibid. p. 637.]
To John duke of Lancastre the king's son. Summons to the said parliament. By K.
The like to Edmund earl of Cambridge and eight other earls, Henry de Percy and 40 others.
[Ibid.]
To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights of the shire, two citizens of every city, and two burgesses of every borough thereof to be elected and attend the said parliament.
The like to singular the sheriffs of England.
[Ibid. p. 638.]
To Ralph Spigurnel constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order to cause two barons of every port to be elected and attend the said parliament.
[Reports on the Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 638.]
To Henry Grene. Order to attend the said parliament.
The like to Robert de Thorpe and four others.
[Ibid.]
Membrane 2d.
Dec. 12.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Heth. Whereas for many causes affecting the rights of the crown, the estate and governance of the realm, it is ordered and agreed, with the assent of the lords and others of the council, that no man of whatsoever condition shall without the king's special licence pass the sea out of the realm, that search shall be made of all so passing out that they carry no money, gold, silver, jewels nor letters of exchange, that if any such goods or letters be found on any passing by sea, an arm of the sea, a water flowing to the sea, or on the sea coast, they shall be arrested and sent before the king and council, merchants only excepted who are known for merchants passing for traffic, and these shall give security before the mayor, bailiffs or wardens of the ports and places where they pass not to employ any money or letters they carry save in their traffic, on pain of forfeiture of what money or letters they carry and of the arrest and imprisonment of any carrying and concealing the same at the king's will, that search shall be made in all ports within the king's power on either side the sea that no person of whatsoever condition coming from the court of Rome to England or elsewhere beyond the sea bring letter patent, bull, instrument, process or aught else which may be to the prejudice of the king or any of his subjects, and none passing out of the realm to the court of Rome or elsewhere over sea carry letter patent, instrument, process or aught else which may turn to the like prejudice, and in case any shall pass out by the king's licence, he shall make oath and give security before the king in chancery not to make, sue nor procure any suit or impeachment of matters which may turn to the prejudice of the king, the laws, or of his subjects, on pain of being put out of the king's protection and of forfeiture of life and goods, according to the statute made in the 27th year of the reign: order to cause proclamation to be made of these ordinances in cities, boroughs, market towns, seaports and other places, within liberties and without, and to cause them to be observed, so that by default or negligence of the said bailiffs no hurt or prejudice be brought upon the king, the crown nor upon the realm whereby he should have matter of wrath against them, and to arrest and imprison any found after such proclamation passing over sea without the king's special licence, so that they shall not be set free without his special command, charging the said bailiffs by their allegiance, because he has the business a heart, to cause good and lawful watchers and searchers to be set and deputed in all places within their bailiwick where passage may be made, that none cross nor act contrary to the said ordinance. French. By K. and C.
The like writs to all the sheriffs of England.
The like to the mayors and bailiffs of the following towns and ports:
The mayor and bailiffs of Cicestre.
The mayor and bailiffs of Portesmuth.
The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton.
The bailiffs of Melcombe.
The bailiffs of Weymuth.
The bailiffs of la Pole.
The mayor and bailiffs of Excestre.
The bailiffs of Toppesham.
The bailiffs of Dertemuth.
The bailiffs of Plummuth.
The bailiffs of Bernestaple.
The bailiffs of Exemuth.
The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol.
The bailiffs of Bruggewatre.
The bailiffs of Lyverpole.
The bailiffs of the town of Mergate.
The bailiffs of the town of Orford.
The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The bailiffs of Hertelpole.
The bailiffs of Whiteby.
The bailiffs of Scardeburgh.
The mayor and bailiffs of Everwyk.
The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull.
The bailiffs of the town of Barton.
The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Grymesby.
The bailiffs of the town of St. Botholf.
The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Lenne.
The bailiffs of the town of Great Jernemuth.
The bailiffs of the town of Little Jernemuth.
The bailiffs of the town of Donewyz.
The bailiffs of the town of Blakeney.
The bailiffs of the town of Yeppewiz.
The bailiffs of the town of Herewich.
The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Colchestre.
The bailiffs of the town of Maldon.
The mayor and bailiffs of Sandewych.
The mayor and bailiffs of Dovorre.
The mayor and bailiffs of the town of Rye.
The mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse.
The bailiffs of the town of Hastynges.
The bailiffs of the town of Romeneye.
The bailiffs of Pevenseye.
The bailiffs of Shorham.
The bailiffs of the town of Kirkeleyrode.
The bailiffs of the town of Faversham.
The bailiffs of the town of Baudeseye.
The sheriffs of London, mutatis mutandis.

Footnotes

  • 1. In the warrant John de Everwyk.