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Close Rolls, Edward III: June 1339

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 5, 1339-1341. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1901.

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June 1339

June 3.
Berkhampstead.
To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order not to molest John de Hemenhale by reason of his absence while he is staying at the exchequer to render his account for the tenth and fifteenth in co. Suffolk, which he was appointed with others to levy and collect, as they amerced him whom the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk returned before them in divers panels, because he did not appear before them to speak the truth in inquisitions and other things before them. By C.
May 3.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to John Sturmy, squire of the king's household, 8l. 0s. 9¼d. without delay, in which the king is bound to him for his wages between the last day of August in the 11th year of the reign and 11 July following, and for his expenses on divers journeys made by the king's order, and for his robes, by account made with him at London in May in the present year, as may appear, he says, by a bill in his possession under the seal of Edmund de la Beche, late keeper of the wardrobe, if they find, upon examination of the bill, that the sum is due. By the keeper and C.
June 6.
Berkhampstead.
To William Trussel, the king's yeoman, constable of Odyham castle, or to him who supplies his place. Order to repair the defects in the granges, stables for horses and foals, and a place called 'Punfauld' in that castle up to the sum of 30s. By C.
June 6.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. Order to account with Richard de Ayremynne, keeper of the Domus conversorum, London, or with his attorney for his wages and fee and for the wages of the conversi from the time when Richard had the custody, and to pay him what is found to be due to him.
June 10.
Berkhampstead.
To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which belonged to Robert de Paunton, restoring the issues thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert at his death held no lands in chief, but that he held lands of other lords by divers services, and that Cicely, whom Hugh de Cressy married, Alice whom Robert de Toutheby of Wragby married, and Isabella whom Walter le Baxtere married, Robert's sisters, are his next heirs and of full age.
June 3.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 100l. to John de Bolyngbrok, sometime sheriff of Lincoln, in his account, if they find that he has paid that sum by the king's order, to John Crabbe, the king's yeoman, for repairing the houses in Somerton castle and doing other works there.
June 11.
Berkhampstead.
To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which belonged to Nicholas de Halghton, restoring the issues thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Nicholas, at his death held no lands in chief, but that he held lands of other lords by divers services, and that Margaret and Joan, his daughters, are his next heirs and under age.
June 4.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a cottage and 6 acres of land of Gilbert Smert and Thomas Smert, in Northmymmes, co. Hertford, restoring the issues thereof, as the escheator returned that he had not taken the premises into the king's hands, but that Robert de Holwell, sometime escheator in cos. Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Essex and Hertford, delivered to him by indenture a cottage and 9 acres of land there, asserting that they were in the king's hands by reason of the trespass of the abbot of St. Albans in acquiring them of John de Rothestok by Gilbert and Thomas, his bondmen, without licence; and afterwards at the suit of Gilbert and Thomas showing that they were free men from their birth, beseeching the king to amove his hand from the tenements, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the premises, by which it is found that Gilbert and Thomas, who acquired the premises of John in fee, are free men from birth, and not the abbot's bondmen, and the cottage is held of Peter Inge by the service of 2d. yearly, and the land is held of Simon de Swanlond as of his manor of Northmymmes, by the service of 15d. yearly, and the cottage and land are worth 2s. yearly beyond the said services.
Membrane 38.
May 7.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance to be made to Constantine de Mortuo Mari, John de Hedersete and John de la Rokele of that at which they shall be found to have assessed and taxed the men of the towns of Tylneye, Walpol, Walsokene, Westwalton, Wygenhale and Tyryngton, and the hamlet of Enemeth, whom the king appointed them to tax [as in this Calendar, 12 Edward III, page 293], and not to compel Constantine and the others to answer for the greater sum at which those men were taxed in the 12th year of the reign. By C.
May 28.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Order to discharge Thomas de Benton, whom the king appointed to levy, collect and carry to London the king's wool in co. Sussex, of 100s. which the king assigned to him upon his expenses therein, and of 40s. for Michaelmas and Easter terms last, of 15l. which he acknowledged that he owed to the king for Isabella de Hastyng of the ferm of the manor of Alvynton, co. Southampton, as he has besought the king to pardon him those sums in recompence for his wages for the time when he was attendant upon the levying etc. of the said wool, and the king has pardoned him in consideration of the premises and of the expenses which he incurred in the said service. By the keeper and C.
May 8.
Berkhampstead.
To John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper. Order to deliver without delay to the priors and friars of the order of St. Augustine at Lenne and Great Yarmouth, two letters patent of the king whereby he granted them licence to acquire a messuage in Lenne and a plot of land in Great Yarmouth for enlarging their dwellings, quit of the fee which pertains to the king for the seals of those letters, which fee the king has pardoned them.
By letter of the keepers.
June 6.
Berkhampstead.
To Michael Mynot, late the king's butler. Order to deliver by indenture all the king's wine in the Tower of London to John de Flete, the keeper of the king's victuals there, to be kept for the king's use. By the keeper.
June 3.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John de Bolyngbrok, sometime sheriff of Lincoln, 20l., if they find him to have paid that sum to Alesia late the wife of Ebulo Lestraunge, by virtue of the king's order to the sheriff of Lincoln in accordance with the king's grant to Ebulo and Alesia of 20l. yearly rent for the third penny of co. Lincoln, together with certain manors and lands which they held for Alesia's life by the late king's grant.
June 5.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Like order of allowance for what they shall find the same John to have expended in newly constructing the bars and other things necessary for the session of Geoffrey le Scrop and his fellows, late justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, at Staunford castle, in accordance with the king's order to the sheriff of Lincoln, as John expended 4l. 8s. 10d. for this as may appear, he says, by an indenture in his possession made between him and William de Excestr[ia] crier of the Bench.
June 5.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Like order of allowance for John for what they shall find him to have paid to Gerard, the king's fletcher for the carriage of certain of the king's crossbows from Somerton castle to London, by the king's order, as John paid 26s. 8d. to Gerard for such carriage, as may appear, he says, by an indenture in his possession made between himself and Gerard.
Membrane 37.
June 10.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon Margaret late the wife of Edmund, earl of Kent, for 24l. 0s. 4d. for the price of the corn, animals and other goods which were in the manor of Bedhampton on the 14 March in the 4th year of the reign, and to discharge her and her mainpernors thereof if they find upon inspection of their rolls and memoranda and by taking inquisition, if necessary, that the corn etc. were taken into the king's hands by the forfeiture of John Mautravers and delivered to Margaret, were the earl's own goods on the said 14 March and pertained to Margaret and her co-executors; as the king ordered the sheriffs of Rutland, Leicester, Surrey, Gloucester, Southampton and Somerset severally to cause all the corn etc. in the earl's manors of Rihale, co. Rutland, Casteldonyngton, co. Leicester, Wockyng with its members Hoke, Sutton and Pirbright, co. Surrey, Lichelad, Bardesle and Musardere, co. Gloucester, Bedhampton, co. Southampton, and Somerton, Kyngesbury and Cammel, co. Somerset, to be appraised and delivered to Margaret by a security [as in this Calendar, 5 Edward III, page 205], and subsequently the king, learning from Margaret that all the goods, etc. so delivered to her were the earl's own goods, yet the treasurer and barons have caused the price of the same to be exacted of her, ordered them to supersede the demand made upon her if they found this to be so after inspecting the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer and having taken an inquisition thereupon, if necessary, and now Margaret has informed the king that although all the corn, etc. which were in the manor of Bedhampton on the said 14th day, and which were granted to John Mautravers after the earl's death, together with the manor, and which afterwards forfeited to the king and were delivered to her by the sheriff of Southampton for the execution of the earl's will, were delivered to her, yet the treasurer and barons distrain her for 24l. 0s. 4d. at which the said goods were appraised by the sheriff, as if they ought to pertain to the king, whereupon she has besought the king to provide a remedy.
The like to the same to discharge Margaret of 40l. 19s. 2d. exacted of her for corn, etc. which were in the manor of Wockyng and its members Hoke, Sutton and Pirbright, co. Surrey, given to Geoffrey de Mortuo Mari and afterwards taken into the king's hands, appraised by the sheriff of Surrey at 40l. 19s. 2d. and delivered to Margaret.
June 12.
Berkhampstead.
To John de Norwico. Order to pay to John de Monte Gomery the arrears of 20l. for Easter term in the 12th year of the reign, of the ferm due to the king of the manors of Dalham and Bredefeld, co. Suffolk, as on 13 March last the king granted to him 100l. for life, to wit 60l. yearly at the exchequer, until he should be provided with 60l. of land or rent for life and 40l. of the yearly ferm of 40l. due from the said manors.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the demand made on Guy de Briane, by the sheriff of Devon, for rendering his account for the stewardship and custody of the castle and town of Haverford and of the king's lands pertaining thereto, which on 4 January in the 4th year of the reign the king committed Guy de Bryan his son, the king's yeoman, to hold during pleasure answering for the issues thereof and receiving the customary wages and fees, as Guy the father has now shown the king, that although the stewardship and custody were committed to the son, yet the sheriff distrains the father to render the account, by reason of the identity of name, and by inspection of the chancery rolls it appears that the stewardship and custody were committed to the son, and the king has learned from trustworthy testimony that the father, who is now distrained, was in the order of knighthood 20 years ago and that he never intermeddled with the aforesaid stewardship and custody.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To H. bishop of Lincoln or to his vicar general, in his absence. Notification that he may act in his office in the matter of admitting a parson to the church of Stowe near Northampton in that diocese, which is void, concerning the advowson whereof a dispute was moved in the king's court between Alice late the wife of Warin de Insula and Gerard de Insula, knight, although the king forbad him to admit a parson while the matter was under discussion in the court, because Gerard has admitted in chancery that the right of presentation does not pertain to him for this turn.
June 16.
Berkhampstead.
To the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth. Order to deliver to John de Norwico, who is about to set out with men at arms and others, and 70 horses to parts beyond the sea in the king's service, as many ships in that port at his cost as shall be necessary for their passage and that of the victuals to be taken with them, of ships which are not prepared and arrested to set out to sea with the king's fleet. By the keeper.
June 14.
Berkhampstead.
To the sheriff of Nottingham. Order to cause a verderer for Shirewod forest to be elected in place of Robert de Hull of Clipston, deceased.
June 16.
Berkhampstead.
To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to deliver to Margaret, late the wife of John de Ros, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath not to marry without the king's licence, in the presence of William de Ros, John's brother and heir, if he choose to attend the following lands which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower, to wit; a third part of the manor of Wadton, co. Norfolk, a third part of a messuage, 16 cottages, 52 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow and of a windmill in the towns of Boston, Wyberton and Skyrebek, co. Lincoln, a third part of a messuage, 14 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, and of a salt pit in Donyngton in the same county, a third part of the manor of Weston near Otteleye, co. York, a third part of certain tenements in Bayldon in the same county and a third part of the manor of Warsop, co. Notyngham.
June 16.
Berkhampstead.
To Thomas de Metham, escheator beyond Trent. Order to deliver to Margaret the said tenements in Weston near Otteleye, Baildon and Warsop.
June 16.
Berkhampstead.
To Richard de la Pole, late the king's butler. Order to pay to R. bishop of Chichester, the late chancellor, the arrears of his fee of wine which he ought to receive by reason of his office, until 6 July last, on which day R. bishop of London undertook that office, as the king appointed the bishop of Chichester, his chancellor, on 4 March in the 11th year of the reign.
To Michael Mynyot, late the king's butler. Order to pay to the same bishop the arrears of his fee from until the said 6th July, for the time when Michael was butler.
June 19.
Berkhampstead.
To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler. Order to cause 100 tuns of the king's wine to be laded in ships in the port of London and sent to the king to parts beyond the sea, without delay, for the expenses of the household. By C.
Membrane 36.
June 3.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to John de Bolyngbroke, sometime sheriff of Lincoln, what they shall find him to have paid to William Doget and Thomas his fellow, the king's yeomen, and to John de Norff[olk], the king's falconers, whom the king sent to stay for some time in co. Lincoln with three gentle falcons, in accordance with the king's order to the sheriff of Lincoln to pay William 12d. a day for his wages, 1d. for the puture of a gentle falcon, ½d. for the puture of a greyhound, and 12d. a day to Thomas for his wages, and 1d. for the puture of a gentle falcon, and 9d. a day to John for his wages, and 1d. for the puture of a gentle falcon, and John paid 6l. 19s. 11d. to William, Thomas and John for their wages and the puture of the falcons and of a greyhound in William's custody, as may appear, he says, by an indenture in his possession made between them and himself.
June 3.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Like order of allowance for John for 16l. 13s. 4d. if they find him to have paid that sum to William Fraunk, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 50 marks yearly for life.
June 5.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Like order of allowance for John for what they shall find him to have paid to Gerard, the king's fletcher staying in Somerton castle, for his wages of 8d. daily, and for fuel (focali) for the king's works, as John paid 12l. 16d. to Gerard for his wages and 20s. for the fuel, as may fully appear, he says, by parts of indentures in his possession made between Gerard and himself.
June 3.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Like order of allowance for John for what they shall find him to have paid to Philip de Wyndesore, whom the king directed to stay in co. Lincoln with four greyhounds, for his wages and the puture of the greyhounds, as John paid 14s. 4d. to Philip for this, as may appear, he says, by an indenture in his possession made between Philip and himself.
June 8.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Whereas the king ordered Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle, to place ten men at arms and twenty archers in the castle for its safe custody, and ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to pay reasonable wages to the men for the time they should remain there, and now the king has learned from Thomas that although the men have remained in the castle from 18 August last, yet no payment or satisfaction has been made to them hitherto, wherefore the men intend to depart from the castle, the king orders the treasurer and barons to view the said orders, and after taking information upon the stay of the men in the castle and accounting with Thomas for the wages of these men, to cause allowance to be made to Thomas in the debts which he owes at the exchequer, for what they shall find to be in arrear to the said men for their wages.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Order to allow to Michael Mynyot, late the king's butler, 192 tuns of wine, as the king lately caused a certain number of tuns of wine to be purveyed by him at Southampton, and part to be laded in ships there to be taken to the king to parts beyond the sea; and afterwards at his suit showing that a quantity of the wine had been plundered and consumed by alien enemies who invaded the town and stayed some time there and that part of the wine remained after the departure of the enemies, and was carried away by the men of the town, the king appointed Edmund de la Beche, the abbot of King's Beaulieu, and Robert Daundele to take an inquisition on the matter by men of co. Southampton, and by the inquisition taken by Edmund and Robert it is found that on Monday after Michaelmas last Michael had 194 tuns of red wine at that town, purveyed for the king's use by Peter Pageham, supplying his place, whereof 152 tuns were loaded in a ship called 'la Nicholas' of Great Yarmouth, to be taken to the king, and that 42 tuns were in divers houses of the town and that the said wine was plundered by the king's enemies who invaded the town on that day and burned it on the following Tuesday, except two tuns of the wine, which remained in the town after their departure and came into the hands of Robert Rypon, Peter's serjeant; and now Michael has besought the king to order the lost tuns to be allowed to him. By C.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Sandwich. Order to permit John, archbishop of Canterbury and Robert bishop of Chichester, his brother, to lade 100 sacks of their own wool in that port by their attorneys, and take it to the archbishop in parts beyond the sea, without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, as the archbishop has besought the king to permit him to do this, as he has been staying for a long time in the king's service in the said parts, and incurs great expenses. By C.
Vacated because it was surrendered and is otherwise below.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To John de Wodehous, keeper of the hanaper. Order to pay to Robert de Stretford, bishop of Chichester or to his attorney, 42l. 9s. 2d. of 142l. 9s. 2d. in arrear to him, as with the advice and assent of the council the king ordained that the great seal should be delivered to Robert, then archdeacon of Canterbury, on Monday, 24 March, in the 11th year of the reign, and granted him 500l. yearly of the issues of the hanaper, in aid of his expenses as chancellor, beyond the customary fees, and if the said issues were not sufficient then the chancellor should receive what was lacking at the exchequer, and the king ordered the keeper to pay the said 50l. yearly from the said 24 March; and on the 6 July last Robert discharged himself of the office and delivered the great seal to the king at Walton and besought the king to order 142l. 9s. 2d. in arrear of the said 500l. to be paid to him. By C.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay the remaining 100l. to the bishop. By C.
Vacated because it was surrendered and he has another writ to the collectors of customs in the port of Chichester for 100l.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to the merchants of the society of the Bardi 50l., if they have paid that sum at the request of the council to John Bussyns, merchant of Plesence in Lombardy for the price of the rigging and tackle of his ship called 'la Seinte Marie' of Port in Portugal, which were taken from him for the king's use for supplying a galley of the king of Wynchelse by the mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse and others, and because the tackle and rigging and the damages caused by their seizure were extended at 50l., the king ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to pay John 50l., charging the mayor, bailiffs and others therewith. By C.
June 20.
Berkhampstead.
To the mayor, bailiffs and steward of Bristol. Thomas Tropyn and John de Lym, collectors of the king's wool in that town, have besought the king to order 6l. 10s. 3d. to be allowed to them in their account, as they hired certain houses in the town for the wool which they collected from 20 August last until 29 March following, for that sum; and on the supplication being shown before the council it seemed that the king ought not to hire houses for his wool nor pay money for hire for so short a time, wherefore it is ordained by the council that if such money was paid or if the collectors bound themselves to pay it, that money shall be levied of the community of the town and delivered to the collectors; the king therefore orders the mayor and others to cause the said sum to be assessed on the men of that town and levied of them, and to discharge the collectors of that sum. By C.
Membrane 35
Feb. 13.
Berkhampstead.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to permit John de Portenar[iis], Andrew de Portenar[iis], Bartholomew de Portenar[iis] and Pigellus de Portenar[iis] to lade 391 sacks of wool in that port of 691 sacks which the king granted that they should take, and take them to the staple at Andewerp, without paying custom and subsidy thereon, allowing the custom and subsidy in part satisfaction of 2,072l. 10s.; as the king is bound to them in 8,072l. 10s. which he received from them on loan for his affairs, and he granted that 2,072l. 10s. should be allowed to them on 691 sacks of their own wool which they should take as aforesaid, to wit, 60s. a sack for the custom and subsidy and that a competent assignment should be made to them for the residue.
By p.s. [11509.]
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to give payment or an assignment to the merchants of the remaining 6,000l., charging Master Paul de Monte Florum, the king's clerk, with the entire sum.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to permit John archbishop of Canterbury to lade 60 sacks of wool in that port by his attorneys and take them to himself to parts beyond the sea where he has been staying for a long while in the king's service, without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with the king's grant to him and Robert, bishop of Chichester, to take 110 sacks, the archbishop 60 sacks and the bishop 20 sacks in the port of London and the bishop 30 sacks in the port of Chichester.
The like to the following:—
The same collectors for the bishop for 20 sacks.
The collectors of customs in the port of Chichester for the bishop for 30 sacks.
June 10.
Berkhampstead.
To Ralph de Middelneye, escheator in cos. Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. Order not to distrain Alice Ive, kinswoman and heir of John de Forneux, tenant in chief of the late king, whom William Grede married, and not to intermeddle further with the lands which John held in chief, restoring the issues thereof to Alice, as because she proved her age before the escheator, the king took William's fealty for all the said lands and rendered those lands to them, giving William respite until Michaelmas following for his homage due by reason of the offspring of himself and Alice; and William is now dead and Alice is distrained by the escheator to render homage and fealty, and the king has taken her fealty and given her respite for her homage until his return to England. By C.
June 6.
Berkhampstead.
To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order to cause the wheat, beans, peas and oats which belonged to Thomas late bishop of Worcester and which were taken into the king's hands by reason of the debts in which he was bound to the king, to be threshed without delay and taken to Bristol to be laded there by the view and testimony of William de Radenore, whom the king deputed to take them to Gascony, and delivered to him by indenture, and to pay the costs of threshing and carriage and the freightage of the ships; because the king has ordained that divers kinds of victuals shall be sent with speed to the duchy [of Aquitaine] for the maintenance of the lieges there. By the keeper and C.
Writ de intendendo to the sheriff of Worcester. By the keeper and C.
To William de Radenore. Order to receive the said corn from William Trussel by indenture and cause it to be taken to Gascony.
By the keeper and C.
June 10.
Berkhampstead.
To the sheriff of Salop and the other receivers of the king's wool in that county. Order to cause all the wool of the increment beyond the quantity which the king ordained to be levied in that county to be taken to the port of Bristol and delivered by indenture to the collectors of customs there, to be laded by them in ships and delivered to William de Radenore and to the attorney of Anthony Bache, in part satisfaction of 500 or 400 sacks which the king ordained to be taken by them to Gascony for his affairs. The king has ordered the collectors to receive the wool and deliver it to William and the attorney. By the keeper and C.
The like to the sheriff of Hereford and the other receivers of the king's wool in that county.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to receive the said wool from the sheriffs and receivers in cos. Salop and Hereford and deliver it to William and the attorney as aforesaid, so that the wool shall not exceed the sum of 400 sacks. By p.s.
To William de Radenore and the attorney of Anthony Bache. Order to receive the wool from the collectors and take it to the said parts.
June 10.
Berkhampstead.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to deliver to Nicholas Usus Maris, constable of Bordeaux, or to Anthony Bache, his attorney, 45 sacks 48 cloves of the king's wool, to wit: 7 sacks of co. Oxford, 14 sacks 20 cloves of co. Gloucester, 8 sacks 20 cloves of co. Berks, 7 sacks 18 cloves of co. Dorset, 1 sack 48 cloves of co. Bedford, 6 sacks 46 cloves of co. Huntingdon, by indenture, in part satisfaction of 900 sacks, which the king granted that Nicholas should take from the ports of London and Southampton, paying 40s. a sack for the customs and subsidy; and to permit Anthony to take the 45 sacks 48 cloves to Lombardy without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, the king wishing Nicholas to have allowance of the custom and subsidy on each of the sacks in part satisfaction of the sums in which the king is bound to him; as the king ordered the collectors of customs in the ports of London and Southampton to deliver each 500 sacks to Nicholas or Anthony, and afterwards because Nicholas surrendered the writs to chancery to be cancelled the king ordered the receivers of wool in co. Northumberland to deliver 90 sacks, in part satisfaction of the 900 sacks and the abbot of Abyndon 40 sacks, and the collectors 60 sacks of the increment of wool in cos. Oxford and Berks to Nicholas or Anthony in full satisfaction of 100 sacks of the said 1,000 sacks. By C.
June 12.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. Order to account with John Crabbe, whom the king lately sent with 100 archers with the fleet of the admiralty from the mouth of the Thames towards the north, for the defence of the realm, for his wages and those of the archers while they were in that service, and to pay him what they shall find to be due to him. By C.
May 1.
Berkhampstead.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to permit Thomas de Berewyk, William de Kelsterne and Thomas de Manby, the king's merchants, to lade 540 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple at Andewerp without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, in accordance with the king's grant, because they paid 1080l. for the custom and subsidy to William de la Pole, the king's merchant, for the king's affairs in parts beyond the sea. By p.s. [11844.]
May 1.
Berkhampstead.
To the sheriff of York. Order to deliver to the said merchants at their cost, or to their attorney, five of the ships which are not ordained for the king's service, with the mariners necessary for the double equipment thereof for the safe conduct of the wool. By the same writ.
Membrane 34.
June 23.
Berkhampstead.
To William de Walyngford, the king's clerk. Order upon sight of these presents to cause all the victuals purveyed by him to be taken to the sea ports ordained for this, to be there within five days after the receipt of these presents, knowing that the king is angered because the sending of those victuals is so much delayed. By C.
June 6.
Berkhampstead.
To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to repair the defects in granges, stables for the king's horses and foals and a place called 'Punfald' in Odyham park, to be repaired by the view and testimony of William Trussel, constable of the king's said (sic) castle, or of him who supplies his place, up to the sum of 30s. By C.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause the king's hand to be amoved from the lands of the prior of Langebenyngton in co. Nottingham, and to supersede the demand made upon the prior for the issue of those lands, as at the prior's suit the king ordered James de Kyngeston and Robert de Sprotleye, appointed to seize the possessions of aliens in co. Lincoln, to restore the priory and its possessions to the prior [as in this Calendar, 12 Edward III, page 171], and now the prior has informed the king that the treasurer and barons intend to charge him with the issues of certain lands in co. Nottingham, taken into the king's hands by Stephen le Eyre, appointed to take the possessions of aliens in that county, from the time of the taking of the same, whereupon the prior has besought the king to provide a remedy.
June 18.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Order to allow 210l. to John de Preston and Richard de Leyham, collectors of customs in the port of Ipswich, if they find them to have paid 200l. to Thomas de Drayton, sometime admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the North, and 10l. for the cost of carriage of certain of the king's wool to the parts of Andewerp, in accordance with the order of William de Bohun, earl of Northampton by letters under his seal and those of Thomas de Ferrariis and John de Molyns, directing the collectors so to spend 100l. of the 110l. received from the king's wool of co. Suffolk, and 100l. which they received of the customs and subsidy on 50 sacks of the wool of Nigel Tebaud, John Heved and Geoffrey de Neweton, for the wages of the mariners of the fleet, by the view and testimony of William de Kyngeston, the king's clerk.
June 21.
Berkhampstead.
To Gilbert Talbot, justice of South Wales. Order to assign to Agnes late the wife of John Laundrey, tenant in chief, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, reasonable dower from her husband's lands, in the presence of Isabella Laundrey, John's daughter and heir, if she choose to attend.
June 12.
Berkhampstead.
To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to John de Feriby, the king's clerk, 2s. a day for his wages, from 14 August last, when he set out to cos. Nottingham and Derby to control the sum of wool received for the king's use there by Robert Stuffyn and Roger de Bothale in co. Nottingham, and by Roger de Glapwell and John de Oxon[ia] late sheriff of Derby, in co. Derby, and for the cost of packing and carrying until 26 November.
June 16.
Berkhampstead.
To John Petyt, late sheriff of Cornwall. Order to pay to John de Pytte, the king's clerk, appointed to control the sum of wool collected in co. Cornwall and the cost of the packing and carrying thereof, 4l. for his wages for 40 days spent in that service at 2s. a day; as the king ordered the sheriff of Cornwall to pay him such wages, and because the said clerk could not obtain those wages from the sheriff, he surrendered the writ to chancery to be cancelled, beseeching the king to order such wages to be paid to him.
June 14.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Alan atte Mount and John Martyn, appointed to receive the king's wool levied in co. Middlesex and brought to the port of London, for what they shall be found to have expended on canvas and on the packing of the wool and for the weighing of the same, as the collectors of customs in that port, to whom they delivered the wool, refuse to pay for the same and notwithstanding that Alan and John received no money for the wool and paid that sum without any warrant. By C.
June 14.
Berkhampstead.
To the taxers and collectors in co. Northumberland of the triennial tenth and fifteenth granted by the community of the realm. William archbishop of York has shown the king that whereas he holds the liberty of Hextildesham and has royal rights therein as his predecessors have from time out of mind, without the king or his predecessors or their ministers intermeddling therein, except in default of the archbishop, and although the archbishops were wont to assess tenths and fifteenths and other quotas on the men of the liberty by their own bailiffs and ministers, and deliver the money when levied to the collectors appointed to levy the same in co. Northumberland, so that taxers and collectors never entered the liberty, yet these taxers and collectors intend to do so, to assess the men there afresh, wherefore the archbishop has besought the king to provide a remedy; the king therefore orders the collectors to permit the archbishop to assess and collect the tenth and fifteenth by his own ministers, and to receive the money when collected from the archbishop or his bailiffs.
June 20.
Berkhampstead.
Brother Hugh Michel, master of the hospital of Burton St Lazarus, imprisoned at Okham castle for trespass of vert and venison in the forest of Rutland, has the king's writ to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Rutland, to bail him until the next eyre.
June 14.
Berkhampstead.
To Richard de Wylughby and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Whereas in the plea pending before the king between him and Griffin de Caunteton, archdeacon of Kermerdyn for 22 acres of land called 'le Ercedekneslonde,' in Kermerdyn, which Griffin claims as the right of his archdeaconry and which Mereducus ap Gorwared, sometime archdeacon there, demised to Owyn ap Griffith then archdeacon of Cardygan for a term of fifteen years, which came into the hands of Edward I by Owyn's forfeiture, process is so far taken that Adam de Fyncham, who lately followed for the king in the matter, and Griffin have placed themselves in inquisition of the country before the king, which inquisition was long delayed; and although it is agreed by the common council of the realm, that inquisitions and jurats in pleas of land not of great examination shall be taken in the county before a justice of the spot where the plea is moved, a lawful knight or other being associated with him, and that inquisitions requiring great examination shall be taken before two justices in the aforesaid form, yet the justices have hitherto delayed to take the inquisition in that plea by writ of nisi prius, because the plea touches the king, whereupon Griffin has besought the king to supply a remedy; the king therefore orders the justices to cause the inquisition to be taken before anyone of them in the county by writ of nisi prius and further to proceed to the final discussion of the same, notwithstanding that the plea touches the king. By C.
Membrane 33.
June 10.
Berkhampstead.
To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to deliver to Bartholomew de Barde, Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, or to their attorneys all the money of the issues of the stampage of tin and the issues of the county, in accordance with the king's grant to them of those issues until they should be satisfied for 7,200l. which they paid at the king's request to Queen Isabella; and James Hamelyn, sometime sheriff of the county, paid 1,631l. 10s. 4d., and John Petit afterwards sheriff there paid 2,160l. 5s. 8d. of those issues by virtue of the king's order, as is found by their certificate sent into chancery, and the king wishes to satisfy the merchants for the residue. By C.
June 20.
Berkhampstead.
To the sheriff of Dorset. Order to cause all the wool received by him and the other receivers in that county to be taken to the port of London with all possible speed on or before the quinzaine of Midsummer next, to be delivered by indenture to the collectors of customs there, whom the king has ordered to receive the wool and keep it safely. By C.
Mandate in pursuance to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. By C.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To the sheriff of Suffolk and the bailiffs of Orford. Order to sell 14½ tuns of wine, which were laded in a ship of those parts with other wine and victuals, to be taken to the king to parts beyond the sea, which ship perished and the wine was saved and is in the custody of the bailiffs, and to answer to the king for the money thereof before the quinzaine of Midsummer next, as the king lately ordered the bailiffs to do this and they have not hitherto done so. By C.
To the justices of the Bench. Nicholas de Stratton, citizen and corder of London, has shown the king that whereas he impleads before the justices John de Cailly, late sheriff of Suffolk, for a debt of 200 marks, and the justices wishing John to be quit of all suits, because he exhibited letters patent dated 22 March to last until Michaelmas containing that he was taken into the king's protection as he was about to set out to the north in the king's service in the company of Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the north, delayed to proceed in that suit, whereupon Nicholas has besought the king to supply a remedy, and because Robert and those with him have returned, as the king is informed, and especially since John departed from the king's service and is staying in his own parts, as is said, the king orders the justices to proceed in the plea and to render justice, notwithstanding the letters to John. By C.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance to be made to Constantine de Mortuo Mari, William de Calthorp, John de Holveston and Robert Curzon, collectors and purveyors of wool in co. Norfolk, for what they shall be found to have expended for canvas for sacking that wool and for folding and cleaning the same and for the wages of the men who packed the wool and for the carriage of the wool to the ports from which it was sent, and other expenses touching the same, as Robert de Causton, sheriff of Norfolk, has certified that he has not paid any money for this to them. By C.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to permit the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi to lade in that port what remains to be laded of 750 sacks of wool, of the 7,000 sacks which the king granted that they should take to parts beyond the sea, to be taken to the staple at Andewerp without paying the custom and subsidy due thereon, as the king has learned that the attorney of William de la Pole, to whom on 25 January last the king granted all the customs and subsidies in that port, has refused the half of the coket seal in his custody unless the custom and subsidy are paid to William. If the attorney still refuses the collectors are to take the letters of coket under the other half of the seal for a sufficient warranty. By C.
The like to the following:—
The collectors of customs in the port of Boston for 700 sacks of the Bardi and 150 sacks of the Peruzzi.
The collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne for 270 sacks of the Bardi and 80 sacks of the Peruzzi. By C.
June 20.
Berkhampstead.
To J. archbishop of Canterbury or to his vicar general in his absence. The abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, has besought the king to discharge him at present of his wool according to the grant of wool made by the clergy, as he is staying with his power upon the custody of the maritime land in co. Kent, incurring great expenses, and he has paid the triennial tenth granted by the clergy for the second year at the term of anticipation, and is ready to pay the tenth for the third year and the tenth granted in convocation by the clergy of the province of Canterbury, and he has not sufficient wool for the subsidy of wool granted by the clergy; the king therefore orders the archbishop or his vicar to direct the collectors of such wool in that diocese to supersede, at present, the exaction made on the abbot for such wool, if he has paid the one tenth and is ready to pay the others. By C.
The like to R. bishop of London for the same abbot.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the exaction made on the abbot for such wool by the sheriff of Kent. By C.
June 20.
Berkhampstead.
To William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, constable of Dover castle. Order to retain in that castle from the quinzaine of Trinity to the gule of August, for its safe custody, twenty men at arms, forty armed men and forty archers at the following wages, each man at arms 12d. a day, each armed man 6d. and each archer 3d.; as the king ordered him previously so to retain those men from the month of Easter last until the said quinzaine.
By C.
June 20.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. Order to audit the said earl's account for the wages of those men and to pay him what they find to be due to him. By C.
Membrane 32.
June 26.
Berkhampstead.
To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Hedersete, co. Norfolk, delivering the issues thereof to Alice late the wife of William de Bernak, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that at William's death, he and Alice held the manor jointly for themselves and the heirs of their bodies by a fine levied in the court of Edward I and that the manor is held of John de Britannia, earl of Richemund in free scutage by fealty.
To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Besthorp called 'Plassies,' restoring the issues thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William, at his death, held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee, but that he held the said manor for himself and the heirs of his body of the gift of Robert de Tatishale, and that the manor is held of Adam de Clifton by the service of a pair of gilt spurs at Midsummer, and that John de Bernak, William's son, is his next heir and of full age.
To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with a moiety of five knights' fees in Bargham, Bebynton, Gretham, Elmere and Totynton, co. Sussex, which William de Monte Forti holds, extended at 12l. 10s. yearly, a fourth part of a knight's fee in Chelgrave in the same county which Thomas Cheyld holds, extended at 20s. yearly, a fortieth part of a knight's fee in Grave in the same county which John de la Grave holds, extended at 10s. yearly, and a fourth part of a knight's fee in Bulsham in the same county which William de Bulsham holds, extended at 20s. yearly, restoring the issues thereof, because the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William de Bernak, knight, at his death, held the said parts of fees of the right and inheritance of Alice his wife.
To the same. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which belonged to John de Wysham, which are held of the heir of Simon de Northwode, late a minor in the king's wardship and now of full age, by knight's service, if he held no other lands of the king as of the crown, because John de Wysham, his son and heir, has proved his age before the escheator.
July 4.
Berkhampstead.
To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of William de Sutton of Warwick, deceased.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Robert de Grenefeld, who is insufficiently qualified.
July 3.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to deliver to Henry de Carleton, the king's clerk, without delay the arrears of robes fitting his estate from 23 March in the 11th year of the reign, or the value of the same in accordance with the king's grant to him of such robes yearly for life, for his good service to the king and his father, to be received by the hands of the clerk of the great wardrobe, and the keeper of the wardrobe is now with the king in parts beyond the sea, wherefore the robes are in arrear to Henry from the said 23 March.
June 29.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the demand made on Richard Lovel, to whom the late king committed the custody of two parts of the lands which belonged to Nicholas de Moeles, tenant in chief, to hold until the heir should come of age, except the manor of Overton, co. Oxford, rendering the extent thereof yearly at the exchequer, for the said extent from 17 September in the 19th year of the late king's reign, on which day the said king ordered John Everard, then escheator in cos. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset to deliver to John de Moeles brother and heir of Roger de Moeles, brother and heir of Nicholas, all the lands of which Roger was seised [as in this Calendar 19 Edward II, page 402]: and at Richard's suit the king ordered the treasurer and barons to discharge him of the extent from the said day, and inform him if there was any reason why they should not do so, and they returned that they did not discharge him because the late king's order contained that he took John's homage and in the commission made to Richard the said king granted him the lands which belonged to Nicholas.
June 26.
Berkhampstead.
To the steward or keeper of the lands of Queen Isabella in Blakeburnshire, co. Lancaster. Order to permit Adam Nowell great grandson of Stephen de Merlay, whose heir he is, to receive all profits of cutting old and dry wood in Sapedon and Penilton Wode for burning and building in the manor of Great Merlay, with common chace of all manner of wild animals in the commons and bounds of the manor, to wit in Sapendenbrok and Rynyndenbrok, except the demesne hays, and to hunt without bow and arrows in the said hays at a horn's cast, and to take away the beasts taken there in the bounds and commons of Great Merlay, as the late king ordered William de Tatham to permit Adam to receive those profits [as in this Calendar 20 Edward II, page 604]; and now the king has learned from Adam's plaint that although he was seised of the said profits, yet the steward hinders him from receiving them.
The like 'mutatis mutandis' to Richard de Radeclif, keeper of the woods and chace there.
June 17.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Roger de Wolsthorp and Henry de Tiddeswell appointed to receive the king's wool in co. Lincoln, pack it and weigh it and have it taken to the port of Boston, the sums which they shall be found to have expended in the premises beyond what they have received from the sheriff, who returned that he delivered 1,600½ ells of canvas to them, bought for 41l. 5s. at 50s. the hundred, for packing the wool and 12l. for divers houses at Lincoln for storing the wool and 40s. for packing and other expenses. By C.
June 20.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Repetition of an order to discharge John de Warenna, earl of Surrey and the receivers of wool in co. Wilts of 200 sacks of wool, charging the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi with 64 sacks 15 cloves of wool received by them from the earl [as at page 61 above]. By C.
Membrane 31.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to supersede the demand made on Anibaldus, cardinal bishop of Tusculum, prebendary of Coryngham with the chapel of Stowe in the cathedral church of Lincoln, in his prebend by reason of the tenth granted by the clergy for the 8th and 10th years of the reign, and also to discharge the collectors of that tenth in the diocese of Lincoln of the portion touching the cardinal by reason of that prebend, as the king has granted that the cardinal shall be quit of such tenths and aids by reason of his good offices in the Roman court. By C.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to permit Banduchus Maskerell, merchant, to take 322 sacks of wool from that port to Andewerp allowing the custom and subsidy due thereon to him in full payment of 966l. 2s. 8d. in which the king is bound to him [as in this Calendar 12 Edward III, page 608].
Vacated because on the Close Roll of the 12th year in the third part.
June 14.
Berkhampstead.
To the chancellor of Ireland for the present or the future. Order to deliver to Eleanor, late the wife of James le Botiller, earl of Oremound, tenant in chief, the following castle manors and lands which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower, according to the extents of the lands made in Ireland, which the king caused to come to chancery to England, to wit: the castle, and manor of Thurles with the burgh and other appurtenances extended at 119l. 12s. 4d. yearly; the manor of Ardmayl, extended at 20l. 15s. 3d. yearly and a third part of certain lands in the manor of Nenagh, called 'le Feth,' 'les Okenediis de Ermou,' Balmore and Killadermot, which are now wasted by war and are not extended and which were extended in time of peace: le Feth at 4 marks, les Okenediis at 20l. and Balmore and Killadermot at 14 marks. She shall render yearly to the king, until the heir come of age, and then to the heir 111s. 8d. of the manor of Thurles or of the maner of Ardmail, which exceed her dower.
To the same. Order to amove the king's hand from the castle and manor of Weyperons in Ireland, restoring the issues thereof to Eleanor, as she has shown the king by her suit that she and the earl jointly acquired the castle and manor of Stephen le Marreys, and were jointly seised thereof until the earl's death, when they were taken into the king's hand, and the king ordered the keeper of Ireland and the chancellor to amove the king's hand if they should find by inquisition or otherwise that this was so, which order has not been executed, and it is found by inquisition taken by Thomas Wogan, escheator in Ireland, that the earl and Eleanor acquired the premises as aforesaid. By C.
Memorandum that upon examination of the calendar of the earl's lands, before the chancellor, treasurer, justiciary and others of the council, the assignment of the said dower was made and Eleanor was protested and sought in chancery that dower should be saved to her of any lands which should be found afterwards of which the earl was seised, whereof she ought to be dowered and. which are not contained in the inquisitions post mortem of the earl.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. Order to give payment or an assignment of 10,000l. to Bartholomew de Bard, Peter Byne and their fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, without exacting any certificate or letters of acquittance from those to whom the money is paid by those merchants, in accordance with the tenor of a previous order, as the king was bound to those merchants by his letters patent dated 26 January in the 11th year of the reign in that sum, which they undertook to pay for him and which the king promised to pay to them on the Midsummer following, and they paid the 10,000l. to divers men by divers parcels by the order of the king and his council, by reason of the war between the king and Philip who styles himself king of France. The king wishes this to be secret and that no one be charged therewith. By C.
June 16.
Berkhampstead.
To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorney, 200l. for Easter term last in accordance with the king's grant to him of 400l. yearly of the issues of those customs.
The like to the following:—
The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for 75l. of 150l.
The collectors in the port of Boston for 75l. of 150l.
To William Trussel, escheator this side Trent. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 2 carucates of land, 10s. rent in Welde, a windmill called 'Berdon' and the manor of Cludesden and the advowson of the church there, restoring the issues thereof, as John de Valoygnes was lately indicted for having feloniously broken the mill of the prior of Suthewyk at Dagesole in the hundred of Berton Sacy, and of having stolen a grindstone price 40s. and 1½ quarters of wheat found there of the price of 6s., and being convicted thereof before Bartholomew de Insula and his fellows, justices of oyer and terminer in co. Southampton he was delivered to Adam bishop of Winchester as ordinary of the place, and by the bishop's certificate it is found that John was delivered to him as a convicted clerk and died in his prison of Wolveseye, no purgation having been made; and lately at the suit of John son and heir of John de Valoygnes beseeching the king to order the lands of his father to be delivered to him, the king ordered the escheator to cause an inquisition to be taken upon the matter, by which it is found that John the father held no lands in chief in co. Southampton, but that he held the said tenements in Welde of the bishop and the mill of the prior of Suthewyk, and the manor and advowson of Matthew son of Herbert by divers services, and that John his son is his next heir and aged twelve years and more.
June 10.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to Edmund de Duresme and his fellows, takers and purveyors of wool in co. Essex, 4 sacks of wool or so much as they allowed to Robert de Bousser, if they find them to have allowed sacks to him in his portion of wool, in accordance with the king's order, because John Botetourt and William Buk, lately appointed in co. Essex to take wool granted in the last parliament at Westminster, certified to the king that they took 4 sacks from Robert for the king's use and delivered them to William de la Marche, appointed to receive such wool and take it to sea ports.
June 15.
Berkhampstead.
To the sheriff of Huntyngdon. Order to pay wages of 2s. a day to Master John de Sancto Albano, appointed to control the sum of wool received by the late sheriff and John de Wentlond and Robert de Styvecle in that county and to pay the expenses of weighing, packing and carrying the wool, for the time when he was attendant upon the premises, as the king ordered the late sheriff to pay such wages to him, and afterwards the king ordered William Muchet, the sheriff there, to inform the king upon the matter, and he returned that he had paid no money to John by virtue of the said order.
The like to the sheriff of Cambridge for John.
July 1.
Berkhampstead.
To Hugh de Ulseby, the king's butler. Order to deliver 8 tuns of wine to Edward, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, or to his butler, for the expenses of the duke's household. By C.
Membrane 30.
June 26.
Berkhampstead.
To the taxers and collectors in co. Kent of the triennial tenth and fifteenth granted by the laity. Order to pay to Henry de Walmere, chaplain, Hugh Wynneferthyng and Bernard Tourcher the sums due to them for victuals bought of them by Geoffrey de Say, sometime admiral of the fleet of the Cinque Ports and of other ports from the mouth of the Thames towards the west, or to pay it to John Arundell of Sandwich, who seeks it for them, as the king previously ordered them to do this as Geoffrey de Say, admiral of the fleet of the Cinque Ports and of other and places from the mouth of the Thames towards the west, which the king sent to sea for the defence of the realm against the invasions of aliens, bought divers victuals for the maintenance of himself and of other men in those ships, to wit, of Henry, 20 sheep price 30s., of Hugh, 20 sheep price 25s. and of Bernard 2 tuns of wine, price 60s., and they have not yet been satisfied for the price of those victuals, as Geoffrey has acknowledged in chancery, and now the king has learned that they have refused to do so because the money of the tenth and fifteenth is assigned to the merchants of the society of the Bardi and assignments made to them are excepted in the order revoking all assignments made before this time; and Peter Byne, one of the merchants of the society, has granted in chancery that the said payment shall be made. By C.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance. of the sums so paid to be made to the taxers and collectors in their account. By C.
June 12.
Berkhampstead.
To A. bishop of Winchester. Order to deliver all wool collected by him in his diocese, according to the grant made in the parliament at Westminster in the 12th year of the reign, to the sheriff of Southampton and the other receivers of wool there, by indenture, without delay. The king has ordered the receivers to receive the wool and cause it to be taken to the port of London to be delivered to the collectors of customs there.
By C.
The like, 'mutatis mutandis' to the following bishops:
The bishop of Bath and Wells to the sheriff of Somerset and receivers there.
The bishop of Worcester to the sheriff of Worcester and receivers there.
June 28.
Berkhampstead.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to permit William de la Pole, the king's merchant, to have all assignments made to him, and to revoke anything ordered to the prejudice of such assignments, as the king wishes those assignments to remain in force in consideration of William providing great sums of money for the king's affairs before these times and now and because he cannot provide the king with such subsidy if the assignments are not kept, although the king lately revoked all assignments except those made to the merchants of the societies of the Bardi and Peruzzi for the munition and defence of his castles and towns in Scotland. By C.
June 25.
Berkhampstead.
To the same. Order to discharge the sheriff of Lincoln, Roger de Wollesthorp and Henry de Tyddeswell appointed to receive the king's wool in co. Lincoln, of 47 sacks 5½ stones 3 quarters of wool if they find that Adam de Lymbergh, Reginald de Donyngton, Robert de Sylkeston and Hugh de Edelyngton, appointed to supervise the assessment of wool there, to wit for every 20s. of the fifteenth, 10 stones or cloves of wool at 14 pounds the stone, allowed to divers men of the county 33 sacks, 10 stones 5¼ pounds of wool and have not yet levied the 47 sacks 5 stones 2½ pounds and delivered them to the receivers, as the treasurer and barons intend to charge the sheriff and others with the entire sum, whereupon they have besought the king to provide a remedy. By C.
June 25.
Berkhampstead.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Bishop's Lynn. Order to pay to John de Burton, whom Thomas de Baddeby, the king's clerk, appointed to receive certain wool in England and take it to the king, has deputed in his place, 20s. upon his expenses. By C.
June 28.
Berkhampstead.
To William de Walyngford, the king's clerk. Order to supersede the taking of the victuals purveyed by the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, for the maintenance of himself and thirty men at arms, armed men and archers staying at Southampton, at the request of the king and council, for the safe custody of the town and adjacent parts against the attacks of hostile aliens, as the king has learned that William's ministers propose to take the corn and other victuals so provided, by reason of their commission to take victuals for the king's use, wherefore the prior has besought the king to order the taking of the victuals to be superseded, or to release him from the aforesaid charge. By C.
June 10.
Berkhampstead.
To the chamberlain of South Wales. Order to pay to William Lyrissh, who has long served the king, the arrears of 2d. daily granted to him by the king for his maintenance, during pleasure, and to pay that sum henceforth, in accordance with a former order which he has delayed to obey, although William sues before him for that sum. By C.
June 1.
Berkhampstead.
To the takers and purveyors of wool in co. Gloucester. Order to cause all the wool collected in that county to be taken to the port of Bristol and delivered by indenture to the collectors of customs there according to the tenor of several previous orders.
June 28.
Berkhampstead.
To Robert de Morle, admiral of the fleet from the mouth of the Thames towards the north. Order to deliver to John de Norwico, who is about to set out with men at arms and others and seventy horses to parts beyond the sea in the king's service, as many ships in that port or in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk as are necessary for his passage and that of the necessary victuals, and which are not made ready and arrested to set out with the fleet in the king's service, at his expense, as the king ordered the bailiffs of Great Yarmouth to deliver such ships to him, at his expense, and they have not yet done so.
The like to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk.