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Close Rolls, Edward III: March 1344

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 7, 1343-1346. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1904.

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March 1344

March 3.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to pay to John de Hanon[ia], or to John Malewayn, his attorney, 500 marks for Easter term last of the 1,000 marks which the king granted to him to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in that port, as the king lately ordered William de Brikelesworth and Henry de Preston, sometime collectors of that custom, to pay John 500 marks for Easter term last, and the said 500 marks still remain to be paid to him, as William and Henry have certified in chancery.
March 9.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to desist from making distraints upon the prior of Appeldercoumbe in the Isle of Wight, an alien, for his ferm, as the king committed to the prior the custody of his priory to hold under a certain form for rendering a ferm yearly in the king's chamber, and the prior, who has hitherto fully paid that ferm, as the king has learned by the testimony of Nicholas de Bokelond, auditor of the issues of the accounts of the manors and lands reserved to the said chamber, is now newly distrained by the sheriff to pay that ferm at the exchequer by reason of a writ of the exchequer directed to the sheriff by pretext of an extract of chancery containing the aforesaid commission and sent to the exchequer, contrary to the form of the said commission, as the king is informed.
March 11.
Rising.
To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause 200 quarters of good wheat to be brought and purveyed in that bailiwick, as quickly and at the lowest price possible, and to be taken to Bishop's Lenne and delivered to those whom the king has deputed to receive it, by indenture, containing the price of each quarter. By K. and C.
The like to the sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon for 300 quarters of wheat.
The like to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk for 1,000 quarters of oats.
March 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Order to pay to Reginald de Cobham 140l. yearly in accordance with the king's grant to him on 4 September in the 12th year of the reign of 140l. to be received yearly of the issues of those counties in part satisfaction of 400 marks of land and rent yearly, previously granted to him by the king, and afterwards the king granted to him the manor of Cippenham, co. Buckingham, to the value of 64l. yearly and the yearly ferm of 55l. due to the king of the town of Great Yarmouth, to hold for life in part satisfaction of the said 400 marks.
Membrane 20.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
To Walter de Horton, escheator in co. Devon. Order not to intermeddle with the manor of Hemmeston Cauntelo, restoring the issues thereof to Thomas son of Thomas West, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas West, at his death, held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick, in chief or of others, but that he held for life the said manor of William la Zouche, lord of Great Totton, by knight's service, with remainder, after his death, to the said Thomas his son, by a fine levied in the king's court.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To Edmund de Grymesby. Order to cause all the records, processes, indictments, rolls and memoranda touching the sessions of himself and other lieges appointed to hear and determine trespasses and excesses in cos. Wilts and Southampton and all other records etc. of any other justices appointed to hear and determine such trespasses and excesses in those counties, which are in his custody, to come before the king in chancery without delay, to be delivered to him there. By K.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, and if they find that the king is bound to Adam de Lymbergh in 815l. 8s. 10d. and that Adam and Richard de Lusteshull were bound to the late king in 20 marks, then to cause the 20 marks to be allowed in the 815l. 8s. 10d. and to discharge thereof the executors of Adam's will and the tenants of the lands which belonged to him, as they have besought the king to cause such allowance to be made to them, as the king was bound to Adam in 815l. 8s. 10d. of the remainder of his account for the time when he was constable of Bordeaux, and 20 marks in which Adam and Richard were bound to the late king are now exacted from the said executors and tenants. By C.
March 6.
Westminster.
To William de Radenore, escheator in co. Hereford and the march of Wales adjacent thereto. Order to deliver to the prior of Clifford Tutley the said priory and the manors, lands, goods and chattels pertaining thereto, to hold until the close of Easter next, if he find security to answer to the king for the issues of the priory and the said manors and for the goods and chattels therein if they ought of right to pertain to the king, so that the king being certified in the meantime of his right in the matter may be able to do what is just and reasonable, as on 28 January last, on being informed that the priories of Clifford Tutley and Crassewell were subject to certain religious houses in parts beyond the sea of the king's enmity, and had not been taken into the king's hand among the other lands and possessions of aliens, by reason of the war with France, the king ordered the escheator to cause those priories and their possessions to be so taken and kept safely until further order so that answer for the issues thereof should be made at the exchequer, and now the prior of Clifford has besought the king to cause his hand to be amoved from that priory, as the priory of Clifford is not subject to any house of the said parts beyond the sea, and no prior there has ever made any apportum to any house of those parts, and that the priory was founded by the ancestors of Alesia countess of Lincoln for doing certain alms and charities there and is subject to the priory of Lewes, and that the prior of Lewes ought to present an English or French monk of his order to the said priory of Clifford when void, and that the king has never received any ferm or issues of the priory or of the lands pertaining thereto at any time by reason of the war with France. By C.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the demand made made upon the keeper and chaplains of the chantry called Doge in the city of Canterbury for arrears of the grants of wool or other aids made by the community of the realm before 25 January last, as their lands and possessions do not suffice for the maintenance of the keeper and chaplains and their serjeants and of the other things incumbent upon the chantry, as is found by inquisition taken thereupon by John de Vieleston, escheator in co. Kent. By p.s.
March 6.
Westminster.
To John de Flete, keeper of the exchanges at the Tower of London and the city of Canterbury. Order to cause moneyers and dies for stamping and making money of sterling at Canterbury to be provided and money to be made in accordance with the ordinance of the king and council that money should be made in England in a certain form, and to cause the profit of three stamps to be delivered to John archbishop of Canterbury, in accordance with the king's charters to him and his predecessors, as the king has caused such money to be made and stamped at the Tower of London. By C.
March 7.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin, and to the chamberlains there. Order on account of certain causes laid before the council, not to make any assignment, or payment of money, ferms or issues until the arrival of Ralph de Ufford, whom the king has appointed justiciary of Ireland, without the king's special order, but to cause all such money to be kept safely in the treasury until the arrival of the justiciary, notwithstanding any assignments previously made by them or other minister of the king.
By K. and C.
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
To John de Stouford and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers felonies, trepasses and excesses in cos. Southampton and Wilts and to do certain other things contained in the commission to them. Order to admit Thomas de Sandeford, who pursued the king's affairs before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, late justices appointed to hear and determine such trespasses in those counties, to pursue the king's affairs before them in their sessions. By C.
March 10.
Westminster.
To William de Radenore, escheator in co. Hereford and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to administer reasonable maintenance to the prior and brethren of the priory of Crassewell and to their necessary ministers of the issues of the priory, so long as it remains in the king's hand, as the king ordered the escheator to take that priory into the king's hand and to keep it until further order [as above], and now the king has learned from the prior and brethren that although the priory and all pertaining thereto have been taken into the king's hand by reason of that order, yet the escheator does not see that reasonable maintenance is administered to them, wherepon they have besought the king to provide a remedy. By C.
March 10.
Westminster.
To the keeper of the islands of Gernereye, Gereseye, Serk and Aureneye for the present or the future, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause what is in arrear to Thomas le Cerf of the island of Gereseye, the king's clerk, of 18d. daily or the value thereof, to be levied from 20 May in the 14th year of the reign for the time of Thomas de Hampton, late keeper of those islands and of the present keeper, from the provosts and possessors of the ferm and fee of Molesses and carucate of Annevill and other ferms and rents and to be delivered to Thomas, and to permit him to receive the said 18d. daily henceforth from the said provosts and possessors, as at Thomas's suit beseeching the king to aid him so that he might be able to continue more fittingly in the king's service, as he was in that service from the time of the outbreak of war between the king and Philip de Vales[io], not without heavy labour and expense, exposed to divers perils by land and sea, and has not wherewith to maintain himself fittingly without such aid, and in consideration of this and because he surrendered the king's letters patent for him to receive 10 marks yearly for life to chancery to be cancelled, the king granted on the said 20 May that he should receive 18d. daily for life upon the ferm and fee of Molesses and the carucate of Annevill and other ferms and rents of the king in the parish of St. Martin in the island of Gereseye, by the hands of the provosts and possessors thereof.
March 10.
Westminster.
To Conrad Clippyng, Tirus de Wold, Albert Clippyng, Tidemannus de Lymbergh and their fellows, merchants of Almain. The king thanks them for the great aid which they have frequently afforded to him, and that they are ready to do more, and because he has appointed Thomas de Melcheburn and William his brother, merchants, to receive from Conrad and his fellows the king's great crown in their custody, for certain sums of money which the king owed to them, upon which sums and the livery of the crown the king has agreed with John del Wold and Tidemannus de Lymbergh, their fellows in England, as John will tell them: the king requests them to deliver the said crown to Thomas and William by indenture in accordance with the agreement made between the council and their fellows and to cause it to be sent secretly and safely to the king in England.
March 8.
Swaffham Market.
To the sheriff of Suffolk. Whereas the king lately ordered him to pay to William de Shareshull, William de Notton and John de Berneye, justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county 1 mark, 5s. and 5s. a day each for their wages for the time that they should be attendant on the premises, of the issues of the fines and amercements adjudged before them, and because those justices are diligently attendant upon the premises and are staying there at great cost, the king wishes William de Shareshull to have 20s. a day and William de Notton and John ½ mark each a day, to wit the said wages and the residue of the king's gift: the king therefore orders the sheriff to pay them the said sums of the aforesaid issues. By letter of the secret seal.
Membrane 19.
March 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Thomas de Sandford, whom the king has deputed to prosecute his affairs before John de Stouford and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine trespasses and excesses in that county, 2 marks for his wages for eight days, to wit: from 21 February last to the 28th day of that month, inclusive, when he was attendant upon the premises, in going from London to Winchester and staying there, of the money of the forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before these justices, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 40d. a day for his wages.
To the sheriff of Wilts. Like order to pay to Thomas de Sandford 23s. 4d. for seven days for his wages, to wit from 29 February last to 6 March following, inclusive, for the days when he was attendant upon the said affairs, in going from Winchester to Salisbury, staying there and thence going to London. By C.
March 16.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Aspale, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to cause John le Fitz Johan son and heir of Walter son of John, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands of which Walter was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, restoring the issues thereof, as John has proved his age before John Aignel, late escheator in cos. Bedford and Buckingham, and on 20 October last the king took his homage for all the lands which Walter held in chief and rendered them to him, and the king ordered Thomas de Chisenhale, late escheator in co. Southampton, to cause John to have seisin of all the said lands, and Thomas was amoved from his office before he had executed the said order, as the king has learned.
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
To Thomas Cary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order to cause Peter de Hamme, son and heir of Peter de Hamme, tenant in chief of the late king, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before Edward de Stradelyng, late escheator in those counties, and the king has taken his homage for all the lands which his father held in chief and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [15934.]
March 18.
Westminster.
To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place. Order to permit Thomas de Kilmore, clerk, proctor of Alexander, archbishop of Dubin, who is about to set out to the Roman court on the archbishop's affairs, to cross from the port of Dover, with his reasonable expenses in gold, provided that he take with him no letters or bulls prejudicial to the king.
March 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Order to cause all the fines, forfeited issues and amercements adjudicated before William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, to be levied with all speed according to the extracts thereof delivered to him, and to pay to Fortenarius de Lescuno the sum assigned to him upon the fines, issues and amercements, without delay, in accordance with the king's order of the exchequer to the sheriff, so that the levying and payment be not delayed by his negligence or default, whereby the king would have cause to punish him.
March 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to cause John de Westle, Joan his wife and John de Gislyngham to have seisin of 22 acres of land and 1½ acres of pasture in Gislyngham, which William le Lung of Gislyngham held, who was outlawed for felony, it is said, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the said land and pasture have been in the king's hand for a year and a day, that William held them of John de Westle and Joan as of the right of Joan and John de Gislyngham, and that Edward de Cretyng had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king.
March 25.
The Tower.
To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause the houses and bridge of the king's castle of Porcestre to be repaired where necessary, expending thereupon up to 100 marks by the view and testimony of John de Scures. The king has ordered John to be attendant upon the premises.
By p.s. [16006.]
April 2.
The Tower.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton. 200l. for Easter term, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 400l. to be received yearly of the issues of those customs until certain lands which others hold for life with reversion to him come into his hands.
The like to the following, to wit:
The collectors of customs in the port of Boston for 75l. of 150l.
The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for 75l. of 150l.
The sheriffs of London for 100l. of 200l.
The sheriff of Essex for 50l. of 100l.
To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to the said earl or to his attorney 10l. for Easter term in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20l. to be received yearly of the ferm or issues of that county.
April 3.
Marlborough.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to pay 25l. to Matthew Canacheon, the king's merchant, or to his attorney, as the king ordered the collectors of that custom, on 12 April in the 16th year of the reign, to pay him that sum for Easter term then last past in accordance with the king's grant to him of 50l. to be received yearly in that port of the issues of the said custom, and Matthew surrendered that writ to chancery enclosed in the wax to be cancelled, and has besought the king to cause the 25l. to be paid to him for that term.
By C.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Essex. Order to cause Stephen Osebern and Nicholaa his wife, late the wife of William Berthelmeu, to have seisin of 7 acres of land in Southbenflet, which John Sewale held, who was hanged for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the land was in the king's hand for a year and a day, that John held it of Nicholaa and that Henry Gernet, late sheriff in the county, had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king.
April 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John Grym, who does not stay in the county.
April 12.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to John Brocas, the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of his wages and fees as chief forester of Wyndesore forest and to pay him such wages henceforth, as on 6 November in the 8th year of the reign the king granted to John the bailiwick of the chief forestry in that forest, to hold for life.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to pay to Queen Isabel, or to her attorney, 250l. for Easter term last in accordance with the king's grant to her of the following sums to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs, to wit: in the port of London, 500l.; in the port of Boston, 500l.; and in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, 500l.; and the indenture made between the king and certain merchants of England, to whom he granted the customs, contains that rents and fees granted to magnates and others in fee or for a term on the said customs, shall be paid to them.
The like to the following, to wit:
The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Boston.
The collectors of the same custom in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull.
April 14.
The Tower.
To Reymund Seguyn, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to deliver to Hugh de Garton, the king's yeoman, a tun of wine yearly of the king's prises in that port, in accordance with the king's grant to him of a tun of such wine to be received there yearly for life.
April 19.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to John de Gutyng, one of the foresters of the forest of la Bere near Porcestre, what is in arrears to him of his wages of 1d. daily, granted to him of the issues of that county because of his good service to the king and his grave infirmity, and to pay him such wages henceforth, unless the sheriff is ordered otherwise.
April 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to deliver a ship arrested by Saier Lorymer at Faversham and forfeited to the king, which the king ordered the sheriffs to have appraised, and which is appraised at 60s. as they have returned to chancery, to be delivered to those to whom Saier has sold it, without delay, as the king ordered him to sell it at the highest possible price by the view and testimony of the sheriffs, so that he should answer at the exchequer for the money, and he has sold the ship for 4l., as he has certified in chancery. By K.
Membrane 18.
March 20.
Westminster.
To the king's butler for the present or the future. Order to deliver to Isabel de Lancastr[ia], nun of Ambresbire, the king's kinswoman, what is in arrear to her of 3 tuns of wine yearly, and to deliver to her 3 tuns of wine yearly henceforth for life, in accordance with the king's grant to her on 16 August in the 16th year of his reign, in aid of her maintenance of 3 tuns of wine to be received yearly for life in the port of Southampton and in the port of Bristol by the hands of the butler. Et erat patens.
March 20.
The Tower.
To the mayor, bailiffs and collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Bristol. Order to cause all wool which is laded in that port to be weighed in a certain and public place in that town, where all who wish may be present, and so soon as it is weighed to cause it to be placed in ships, without it resting in houses, knowing that if they cause wool to be weighed otherwise the king will punish them, as although all wool taken out of the port of London and the other ports of England where a passage of wool is ordained ought to be weighed in a certain and public place before going, according to the ordinance made by the king and his council, and this has hitherto been done, yet the said mayor, bailiffs and collectors cause all the wool laded in that port to be weighed in houses and secretly in other private places. By K. and C.
March 26.
The Tower.
Robert Palmere and Edmund his son, imprisoned in Wyndesore castle for trespass of venison in Wolmere forest, have a writ to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, keeper of the forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in Wolmere forest, to bail them.
March 24.
Westminster.
To William Basset, one of the justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order to cause all the writs, rolls and other memoranda touching those pleas, which are in the priory of St. Oswald, co. York, under the custody and key of William Scot, chief justice of those pleas, to be carried to Westminster at the quinzaine of Easter next, as the king wishes these pleas to be held there on that quinzaine, as William shall make known to him. By K.
March 23.
The Tower.
To the bailiffs of Boston. Order to cause all the goods and merchandise of Ivertus de Brug of Lubyk, Bertram Hatbu, Henry Pape, John Fan Ost, John Whitte, John de Lubyk. Gerewinus Smalbergh, John Croplyng, Albright Houenay of Strallessund, Tidemannus Skele, Herman Popemanauen, Tidicus Whitte, Arennus de Neten, John Moryan, Nicholas Bisot, Arennus Fote, Henry Redcous, Bertram de Freten, John Cousfeld, Tidemannus Graunilo, Henry Bamsern hermert, Albright Houenard, Wulph Framlyn, James Skipher of Strallessund, Tidemannus Sulsilbery of Grippeswald, Henry Lang of Grippeswald, Everard de Locen of Grippeswald, Bertram de Grippeswald, Ingelbright de Bonigarde of Roustok, Ludicus de Gotland of Roustok, John Tolner, Henry Rode of Roustok, John Claus of Wissemere, John Croplyng, John Rodecowell and Henry de Laxen of Wissemere which are found in that bailiwick, to be arrested without delay up to the sum of 60l. and to be kept safely until satisfaction is done to William de Letheneye of Ravenserod for that sum, certifying the king concerning the goods so arrested from time to time, as on learning lately at William's suit that certain pirates both alien and native, in certain ships near the coasts of Ravenserod, attacked William's ship, laden with divers goods and merchandise to the value of 400 marks, and took the said goods, inflicting other damages on him, wherefor he besought the king to provide a remedy, the king ordered the sheriff of York to take an inquisition upon the matter, and by the inquisition taken by the sheriff and Robert de Scurueton it is found that Juertus and the others with other unknown malefactors attacked in their ship near the coast of Ravenserod a ship of William called 'Godewine, laden with his goods to the value of 186l. 13s. 4d. to wit 36 lasts of wheat and rye price 200 marks, fur price 35 marks; wax price 22 marks; 'waynscot,' 'riggeholt,' 'tunholt,' and masts price 13 marks, and 10 marks in money, and feloniously took the said goods and William, carrying him away to parts beyond, to Strallessund, and detained him in prison there for seven weeks, to his damage of 400 marks, and that the towns of Strallessund, Lubyk, Grippeswald, Roustok and Wissemere are maintainors of the said malefactors, and although the king has several times requested the presidents and communities of those towns to cause the complement of of justice to be done to William upon the restitution of his ship, goods and merchandise, they have done nothing, wherefor William has besought the king to provide a remedy. The king has ordered the bailiffs of Ravensere to arrest goods and merchandise to the sum of 86l. 13s. 4d. and the bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull to arrest goods and merchandise to the sum of the remaining 40l. of the goods of the said malefactors, and keep them safely in the form aforesaid. By K. and C.
Mandate in pursuance to the bailiffs of Ravenesere. By K. and C.
Mandate in pursuance to the bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. By K. and C.
April 5.
Marlborough.
To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Master John de Thoresby, late one of the justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, 13 marks, and to Isabel late the wife of Robert Parvyng, executrix of his will, who was chief justice for the said trespasses, 26 marks of the money of the forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before those justices, as the king ordered Thomas de Chisenhale, sometime sheriff of that county, to certify him how much of the sums due to those justices for their expenses for twenty-six days, to wit from 16 July last to 10 August inclusive, had been paid to them by him, and nothing of the said 13 marks or 26 marks has as yet been paid, as appears by the certificate of Thomas sent into chancery. By C.
To the same. Like order to pay 10 marks to Thomas de Sandford, deputed by Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine trespasses and excesses in that county to pursue the king's affairs before them, to pay him his expenses for the forty days in which he was attendant upon the premises, as the king ordered Thomas de Chisenhale to pay him and nothing has yet been paid, as appears by Thomas's certificate. By C.
March 24.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin, and to the chamberlains. Order, as at another time, not to make any assignments or payments of money, whether of ferms or issues, until the arrival of Ralph de Ufford, whom the king has appointed justiciary in Ireland, without the king's special order. By K. and C.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. Whereas the king is bound to William de Briclesworth in 24l. for 4 sacks of wool taken from him by Reginald de Conductu and his fellows, appointed to take a certain number of sacks in the city of London, in the 15th year of the reign, as may appear by the letters patent to William, and he has besought the king to cause 10l. 13s. 6¾d. of the arrears of his account for the time when he was one of the collectors of customs in the port of London, in which he is bound to the king, to be allowed in the 24l., and to order the residue to be paid to him: the king orders the treasurer, barons and chamberlains to view the said account, and if they find that he is bound as aforesaid they shall give him allowance and payment as aforesaid.
April 15.
Westminster.
To brother John Megre, monk of the priory of Wilmyngton and fermor of that priory. Order to pay to Eleanor la Botillere late the wife of James le Botiller, earl of Ormound, the ferm which he is bound to render yearly for the priory and its lands, which are in his custody by the king's commission in accordance with the king's grant to her of that ferm, in consideration of the damage she sustained for the time when the lands which belonged to the earl in Ireland and which she holds in dower were taken into the king's hand and were so detained for a great while. By K.
Membrane 17.
March 18.
Rising.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause a ship of William de Wymond called 'Farcost,' whereof John le Clerk is master, to be arrested without delay, with all the things therein, and to be kept safely until further order, as the king has learned that a quantity of wool, hides and fells were taken out in it from the port of London, contrary to the proclamations.
By C.
March 23.
The Tower.
To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex. Order to cause John son of William Picot, kinsman and heir of Ralph Picot, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof the said Ralph, his grandfather, was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as John has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage for all the lands which Ralph held in chief and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [16000.]
To John de Musters, escheator in cos. Nottingham and Derby. Order to cause John son and heir of Thomas Basset, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death, in his demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator and the king has taken his homage for the lands which his father held in chief and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [15998.]
To Robert de Pavely, escheator in co. Northampton. The like order.
By the same writ.
March 24.
The Tower.
To Thomas de Ferariis, keeper of the islands of Gernereye, Gereseye, Serk and Aureneye. Order to pay to Matthew Canaceon, the king's merchant, all the issues of those islands and to pay them henceforth so long as he is keeper until Matthew is fully satisfied for the debts due to him by the king or until further order, in accordance with the assignment made by the king to Matthew on 6 October in the 16th year of his reign, of the said issues for those debts.
April 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to dearrest a ship called 'la Mariote' of Kelcheforde, of 36s. burthen, and Henry Kyanen the master and the mariners thereof, and to permit them to return to the port of Kelcheforde, as the said master is arrested by the sheriffs in the port of that city by the king's order, and William Stride and John Brian, mariners of that ship have taken oath before the king in chancery that they will take the ship, back to the port of Kelcheforde and have it arrested there for the king's service until the month of Easter next, according to the proclamation, unless the king order otherwise in the meantime.
March 30.
Westminster.
To John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to assign dower to Margaret late the wife of John de Cerne, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence.