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Close Rolls, Edward III: February 1365

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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 1365

Feb. 4.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Somerset to cause a coroner to be elected instead of John Ledrede, who is insufficiently qualified.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To the chancellor of Ireland. Order, upon the petition of Peter de Cogan, that if by the inquisitions taken by writs of diem clausit extremum after the death of Walter his brother and returned in the chancery of Ireland, and by process thereupon had, it be found that Walter son of Peter de Cogan held the manors of Beauver and Colmore in chief, that the said Peter is his brother and heir, that he has proved his age, and that thereupon his homage was respited to a set time long past and livery was given him of the said manors, as in the said petition is shewn, to take of the said Peter security to come in person to the king in England and to do his homage before Christmas next or on that day, unless other command be given in the mean time, and to cause the said manors to be restored and delivered to him, together with the issues thereof from the time livery was so ordered, certifying the king meanwhile in the chancery of England under his seal used in Ireland of the whole process; as the said petition also shows that the said manors are taken into the king's hand for that the said Peter brother of Walter has not yet done his homage, praying the king to take his homage, who has come to the king in England for that purpose, and to order restitution thereof to be made; and in consideration of the toil and expense which the said Peter has incurred by so coming from those distant parts, and abiding in England until the king be certified of the process made touching such restitution, without which the king might not take his homage, the king would deal generously with him. By K. and C.
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to suffer all wool, woolfells and hides laded in ships in that port to be unladed and landed, and the customs and subsidies thereupon paid to be delivered and paid back, although on 31 January last the king by writ ordered the collectors from that day forward to suffer no wool, hides or woolfells to be laded in the said port and taken to foreign parts until further order; as petition is made to the king on behalf of several merchants to give them licence to unlade their wool and order the customs and subsidies to be repaid, as they laded no small quantity in ships to take to Calais on that day and after before they had knowledge of the said writ, and paid the custom and subsidies thereupon. By K. and C.
The like to the collectors in the ports of St. Botolph, Newcastle upon Tyne, Great Jernemuth, Suthampton and Cicestre.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Cicestre. Order to suffer all wool, woolfells and hides cocketed, customed and laded in that port before 31 January last to be taken to Calais without let, though on that day the king ordered them to suffer none from that day forward to be taken to foreign parts until further order; as it was and is not the king's intent that any so cocketed, customed and laded before that day should by colour of the said writ be hindered. Proviso that none be taken over from the day named until further order.
The like to the collectors in the ports of St. Botolph, Newcastle upon Tyne, Great Jernemuth, Suthampton, Sandewic and the city of London.
Feb. 28.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and woolfells in the port of London. Order to weigh all wool now ready in the city and port of London without waiting, according to the ordinance, for delivery of any bill of the mayor of the staple at Westminster, and upon payment of the customs and subsidies thereof due, to suffer the same to be by aliens taken over to foreign parts according to the command to the collectors previously addressed, the said ordinance notwithstanding; as for particular causes the king's will is that all now ready shall be so weighed and taken over. By K. and C.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
To the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. Order that inquisitions of the lands in Ireland which were of John de Carreu tenant in chief be taken and returned as usual in the chancery of Ireland, and to cause Leonard de Carreu, son and heir of the said John, to have seisin of all whereof his said father at his death was seised in his demesne as of fee, and which by his death are taken into the king's hand; as on 13 June last the age of the said Leonard was proved, and the king commanded livery to be given him of the lands in England of his heritage.
Feb. 15.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 27s. 0½d. which Ralph de Neville is bound to pay yearly at the exchequer after the death of Richard de Denton of the yearly rent of 51l. 7s. 0½d. issuing of the cornage of Cumberland which the said Richard took for life of the king's grant, according to the grant of the reversion of that rent by the king made to the said Ralph and his heirs, to be deducted from the date of the death of Richard from 120l. yearly assigned to the said Ralph de Neville and his heirs of the issues of the customs and subsidies in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne, causing allowance thereof to be made as well to the said Ralph as to the collectors of the said customs and subsidies, and the residue of the said yearly sum to be delivered to the said Ralph from the date of the said Richard's death, making allowance thereof to the said collectors, and discharging the said Ralph at the exchequer of the sum first named; as on 16 July in the 26th year of his reign, in exchange for the castle and manor of Ermytage in Scotland, then extended at the yearly value of 120l., and given to the king and his heirs by the said Ralph in exchange for 120l. a year of land and rent to be by the king given to him and his heirs, the king granted him the reversion of 90l. 16s. 8d. of the farm of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne yearly taken by John Darcy deceased and his heirs during the life of Mary countess of Pembroke of the king's grant with reversion after her death to the king and his heirs, and also the 27s. 0½d. aforesaid to him and his heirs in part of the said yearly sum, further granting to the said Ralph that he and his heirs should have every year 120l. of the issues of the said customs and subsidies, namely 90l. 16s. 8d. [thereof until the yearly sum] which John Darcy took as aforesaid should by the death of the said countess or otherwise come to his hands, 27s. 0½d. until that sum of the said cornage should by the death of the said Richard or otherwise come to his hands, and the remaining 27l. 16s. 3½d. until provision should be made by the king or his heirs to the said Ralph and his heirs of that yearly sum in land and rent to the exchange aforesaid; and the said 27s. 0½d. is come to the hands of the said Ralph by the death of the said Richard, who died on Wednesday after Palm Sunday in the 37th year of the reign.
Membrane 36.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
To the chancellor of Ireland for the time being. Order that inquisitions of the lands in Ireland of John de Carreu be taken etc., and to cause Leonard de Carreu to have seisin etc. (as above, last page).
Feb. 15.
Westminster.
To John de Evesham, escheator in Wiltes. Order to cause John son and heir of Edmund Burdon tenant in chief to have seisin of the lands of his father; as he has proved his age before Philip de Lutteleye escheator in Gloucestershire, and the king has taken his homage and fealty.
The like to Thomas Cheyne escheator in Devonshire.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To William de Reygate escheator in Northumberland. Order not to trouble John Stryvelyn, who has taken to wife Jacoba one of the daughters and heirs of Richard de Emeldon tenant in chief, concerning his homage for her purparty of the lands which Christiana who was wife of William de Plumpton knight held in dower after the death of the said Richard her first husband, releasing any distraint made; as the king has taken the homage of the said John due by reason of issue between him and the said Jacoba begotten.
By p.s. [26521A.]
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order to stay altogether the execution, if not already executed, of the king's writ ordering the lands, goods and chattels of Eustace Dabrichecourt knight of Surrey and Thomas Garlek of Cheshire to be extended and appraised and to be delivered to John Devenissh citizen and skinner of London and Eudo Purchace citizen and draper of London, and the execution of any writ to take the bodies of the said Eustace and Thomas for that cause, and in case the same be executed to cause their bodies to be delivered, and their lands, goods and chattels to be taken again into the king's hand from possession of the said John and Eudo and delivered to the said Eustace and Thomas; as lately by colour of a recognisance for 336l. payable at terms long past by the said Eustace and Thomas made to the said John and Eudo before John Pyel mayor of the staple of Westminster, deputed to receive recognisances for debts in the said staple, which money was not paid at the said terms, by writ made according to a process in chancery thereupon, the king ordered the sheriff to cause the said lands and goods to be delivered as aforesaid to John and Eudo to hold until they should be contented of 100l. in part of the said sum; but John and Eudo appearing before the king in chancery have acknowledged that they have been contented of the said 336l.
The like to the following:—
To the sheriff of Gloucester concerning 100l.
To the sheriff of Somerset concerning 100l.
To the sheriff of Devon concerning 36l.
Membrane 35.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Cornwall to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Walter Carburra, who is insufficiently qualified.
The like to the same sheriff, for election of a coroner instead of Hervey Trenaswethen.
The like to the same sheriff, for election of a coroner instead of John Penhirgharth.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to search the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and to view a record and process whereby it is alleged that the manor of Holegh was recovered in the king's court, and if thereby assured that Thomas de Brewes had the wardship of no other lands but of the manors of Wauton, Hernesheved and Holegh by virtue of the king's commission of all the lands in Surrey which were of John de Brewes deceased, taken into his hand for that John son and heir of the said John was an idiot from birth, and that the said manor of Holegh was so recovered out of his possession, to stay their demands now made by exchequer summons upon Beatrice, wife and executrix of the said Thomas, for 20l. a year during all the time that Thomas had that wardship, namely for the proportion of the said 20l. a year which is the value of the manor of Holegh, and for the residue of that yearly sum from 8 November in the 37th year of the reign, discharging as well the said Thomas as Beatrice, his other executors, and the tenants of his lands, the said John the son and Joan his wife, and releasing any distraint made by the sheriff of Surrey upon the said Beatrice for that cause; as lately the king committed the said wardship to Thomas de Brewes to hold so long as the lands should remain in his hand for the cause aforesaid, and after on the day named the king by letters patent committed the wardship of the manors of Wauton and Hernesheved, which were in the wardship of Beatrice as executrix of her said husband it was said, to the said John the son and Joan during the life of the said John for maintenance of him, his wife, their children and household without rendering anything to the king, [out of compassion] for their estate, who have no means of livelihood unless the king come to their aid; and now on behalf of Beatrice the king is informed that, though John de Brewes had no lands in Surrey but the said two manors and the manor of Holegh, where [were] in the wardship of the said Thomas by virtue of the said commission, and though the manor of Holegh was recovered out of his hands by process in the king's court made with the king's knowledge and at his command, and though the said two manors are delivered to the said John the son and Joan by virtue of the king's commission to them made, and so all the lands of John de Brewes are wholly delivered out of the hands of Thomas and Beatrice, the treasurer and the said barons are nevertheless demanding of Beatrice, as executrix of Thomas, a yearly payment of 20l. for the said lands, whereupon she has prayed the king for remedy.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To John de Tye escheator in Kent. Order to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with certain tenements called Charles in Derteford, restoring to John Michel the issues thereof taken in the mean time to the king's use; as lately upon the finding of an inquisition, taken by John de Tye the escheator, that John de Cobbeham knight, who held the premises for life with reversion to the king, aliened the same in fee to the said John Michel to the king's disherison contrary to the statute, and that thereby the premises pertain to the king for that John de Cobbeham made thereof a greater estate to John Michel than he had therein, John Michel appearing before the king in chancery alleged that at the time of the feoffment to him made John de Cobbeham was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee, as he is ready to prove, and Michael Skyllyng, suing for the king in that behalf, said that at the time of the said feoffment John de Cobbeham had no estate therein but for life, craving that of this inquisition might be made by the country, and John Michel likewise, wherefore a day was given the parties before the king in the quinzaine of Easter last; and the process thereupon being continued, it is found by the inquisition whereupon the parties put themselves that, at the time of the feoffment made to John Michel, John de Cobbeham was seised of the premises in his demesne as of fee, whereby it is determined that the king's hand shall be removed, and John Michel shall have restitution thereof together with the issues aforesaid.
Mandate to the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer to discharge as well John Michel, to whom the king committed the keeping of the premises rendering at the exchequer 4 marks a year whereat the same are extended if it should be adjudged that they or the issues of them ought to pertain to the king, as also the escheator of the said issues, and of rendering an account thereof.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To Henry de Grene and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order, notwithstanding that the business concerns the king and Isabel his daughter, to command an inquisition to be taken, if not already taken, before John de Moubray one of the justices of the Bench by the king's writ of nisi prius, between the king and Isabel his daughter on the one part and John de Dynham on the other part, namely whether Thomas de Courtenaye tenant in chief deceased, whose lands are in the king's hand by reason of the nonage of Hugh his son and heir and in the wardship of the said Isabel by the king's commission, was at his death seised in his demesne as of fee of certain manors and lands in Somerset and Devon in the process contained, as in the said process is alleged on behalf of the king and the said Isabel, or whether in his life time he demised the same to the said John, as by him alleged in the said process, without that that he was thereof seised in his demesne as of fee at his death. Proviso that they shall not proceed to render judgment therein without advising the king.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with a messuage, 32 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow and 2 acres of pasture in Irtlyngburgh and two messuages with a garden, 98 acres of land and 3 roods of meadow in Raundes which were of William son of William le Botiller of Hardemede and of Joan his wife as of the right and heritage of the said Joan, delivering to her any issues thereof taken since the said William's death; as lately the king ordered the sheriff to certify in chancery the cause wherefore the lands of the said William son of William and Joan in Irtlyngburgh and Raundes were by him taken into the king's hand, what lands they were, of whom held, and of what value a year, and he returned that he so took the premises by virtue of the king's command to him addressed to make inquisition what lands in his bailiwick the said William had one month after Easter in the 37th year of the reign, on which day the said William was a clerk convicted before the king at Westminster, and that the premises are held of others than the king; and by certificate of the abbot of Westminster, sent before the king in chancery by his command, it is found that the said William, who was lately before the king impeached of certain felonies and was delivered to the abbot as ordinary according to the benefit of clergy, died on 12 May last in the abbot's prison at Westminster of a natural disease.
Membrane 34.
Feb. 21.
Westminster.
To William de Otteford escheator in Bedfordshire and Bukinghamshire. Order to cause Thomas son and heir of Nicholas Pouer tenant in chief to have seisin of the lands of his father; as the said Thomas has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [26537.]
The like to Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Hertfordshire.
Membrane 33.
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
To the brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard York. Writ de intendendo, directing them to observe an ordinance touching the estate and governance of the said hospital, of the brethren, sisters, clerks and ministers therein, and of others now or hereafter abiding therein by whatsoever colour, and of the possessions as well temporal as spiritual that thereto belong or ought to belong, made at the king's special command by Simon bishop of Ely the chancellor, to whom the visitation of all the king's hospitals and free chapels is acknowledged to belong, by advice of the learned of his council after information had; and to be attendant upon Richard de Ravenser the king's clerk, warden of the said hospital, to whom the king has opened his will touching this matter, commanding him to declare and shew to them the said ordinance and the king's command that they may observe and keep it, performing at their peril those things which he shall lay before them; as the king has of his particular knowledge accepted the said ordinance, confirming it by letters patent under his great seal.
Et erat patens.
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
To Richard la Vache constable of the Tower of London, or to his lieutenant. Order to cause William de Wenlok clerk to be set free from the prison within the Tower by the mainprise of John de Buyres of London 'draper' and Adam Karlill of London; as they appearing in person before the king in chancery have mainperned under a pain of 1,000l. to have the body of the said William before the king at his command upon warning received when the king shall choose to proceed with a cause against him, and that in the mean time he shall not pass out of the realm, nor attempt or procure aught that may tend to the prejudice of the king or of his crown. By K.
Membrane 32.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To the prior of Lewes. Whereas lately, on finding by inspection of the rolls of chancery that the prior of Lewes was first summoned to a parliament holden in the 4th year of the late king, and not before to any parliaments of the said late king or of King Edward I or at any other time, and after that year only at intervals in the time of the king and of the said late king, taking knowledge that the prior's name was of his will and not of right inserted in the rolls of chancery among the names of prelates so summoned, the king ordered his name to be withdrawn, cancelled and erased so that henceforth the prior for the time being shall not be summoned, but shall be discharged of coming to parliament: the king holds the said prior excused for not coming to the present parliament according to the summons made him, and hereby signifies the same to him. By pet. of parl.
Et erat patens.
[Report on Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 638.]
Feb. 17.
Westminster.
To Roger de Wolfreton escheator in Suffolk. Order to take of Margaret who was wife of William de Kerdeston knight tenant in chief an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and to assign her dower of the lands of her said husband taken into the king's hand by his death and yet in the king's hand, sending the assignment under seal to be enrolled in chancery.