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Close Rolls, Edward III: August 1375

Pages 154-156

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 14, 1374-1377. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1913.

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August 1375

Aug. 8.
Yardley.
To the sheriff of Leycester. Order at his peril to cause as many men of that county as need be to come thence in order to make a sufficient stable for the king's deer in his park of Ridlyngton and bailiwick of Beaumond against the king's coming, so that they be there at his coming without difficulty, and that the king's sport be not hindered by neglect of the sheriff or lack of such men; as the king is about to come shortly to his forest of Roteland for sport there in the present hunting season.
Aug. 9.
Yardley.
To the steward and marshals of the king's household. Order to be advised and behave so circumspectly in the taking of an inquisition which they are purposing to take in a cause now pending without the king's writ between John Giles of Thyndon and John Symondeson and John Cole of Broghton co. Norhampton concerning an alleged debt of 20 marks, that nought be attempted to the prejudice of either party contrary to justice or to the law and custom of the realm; as by the grievous complaint of the defendants it is shewn the king that, although the contract and action for debt arose at the town of Broghton co. Norhampton, which is within the verge of the king's household, the steward and marshals are purposing to take that inquisition of the venue of Broghton co. Bukingham, which is without the verge, to the defendants' prejudice and contrary to the law and custom aforesaid; and it is the king's will that nought be done derogatory to the common law.
Aug. 11.
Drayton.
To John Karnels escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to deliver the manor of Duston in dower to Maud who was wife of John de Grey of Retherfeld tenant in chief, of whom the king has commanded an oath to be taken by the abbot of Redyng that she will not marry without the king's licence; as by assent of Bartholomew de Grey knight, son and heir of the said John, the king has assigned to her in dower of the lands of her said husband taken into the king's hand by his death the said manor, a moiety of the manor of Somerton co. Oxford with the advowson, to present every other turn, and a yearly rent of 16 marks to be taken at Martinmas and Whitsuntide by even portions of a moiety of the manor of Askham co. York.
The like to Oliver de Harnham escheator in Oxfordshire, to deliver in dower to the said Maud a moiety of the manor of Somerton with the advowson as aforesaid.
The like to John Sayvylle escheator in Yorkshire to deliver to her the said yearly rent to be taken of a moiety of the manor of Askham.
July 28.
Westminster.
To Thomas Sewale escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to remove the king's hand, and not to meddle further with the manor of Cumberton called 'Burdeleysmaner,' taken into the king's hand by the death of Joan who was wife of Gilbert de la Chaumbre, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Joan at her death held no lands in that county the wardship whereof ought at present to pertain to the king, but held the said manor of others than the king.
June 28.
Westminster.
To John Carnell' escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to deliver to William Corbet, son of Elizabeth sister of Thomas Baa and brother and heir of John son of William Corbet tenant in chief, a toft, 5½ virgates of land and 3s. 5d. of rent in Bradden and a messuage, one carucate of land and 10 acres of underwood in Sewell taken into the king's hand by the death of the said Thomas and by reason of the nonage of the said William brother of John; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken at his command by Nicholas Seymour late escheator, that Thomas Baa at his death held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the premises of others than the king, and that the said William brother of John is his cousin and next heir, being lately within age and in the king's wardship but now of full age; and on 20 May last the said William's age being proved the king took his homage and fealty, and commanded livery to be given him of the lands of the said John his father (sic).
Aug. 19.
Nassington.
To Ralph de Thresk escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to take the fealty of Amandus Sourdevale according to the form of a schedule enclosed, and to deliver to him a messuage, a dovecot, 60 acres of land and 110s. 4d. of rent in Threkyngham taken into the king's hand by the death of Agnes daughter of Agnes de Sourdevale, together with the issues thereof taken, but to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with divers other lands held of others than the king, delivering to the said Amandus any issues of these taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at her death the said Agnes the daughter held no lands in that county in chief nor of others in her demesne as of fee nor in service, but held the premises in fee tail by knight service of the heir of Henry de Bello Monte tenant in chief, being within age and in the king's wardship, and divers other lands likewise of others than the king by gift and feoffment of Thomas vicar of Threkyngham and Hugh atte Halle to John Sourdevale and Agnes his wife and to the heirs of their bodies of all the premises by name of the manor of Threkyngham, with remainder for lack of such an heir to the said Amandus (yet living) father of the said John and to his heirs, and that the same ought by the form of the gift to remain to the said Amandus for that the said John, Agnes his wife and Agnes their daughter and heir are dead without issue.
Aug. 31.
Oakham.
To Roger Keterich escheator in Hertfordshire. Order to assign dower of her husband's lands, taken into the king's hand by his death, to Elizabeth who was wife of Edward de Kendale knight tenant in chief, of whom the king has commanded an oath to be taken by William Croyser knight that she will not marry without the king's licence, sending the assignment to be enrolled in chancery.