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Close Rolls, Edward III: April 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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April 1344

April 9.
Marlborough.
To the collectors of the petty custom in the city of London. Order to deliver to Henry, earl of Derby, all the issues of that custom up to 445 marks 9s. 7d., due from Easter term last in accordance with the king's grant to him on 20 September in the 13th year of the reign of all the issues of that custom to be received for the life of Henry, earl of Lancaster, his father, and that if the money did not amount to 891 marks 5s. 9¾d. yearly what is lacking should be made up of the great custom at London by the hands of the collectors of the same, and that if it amounted to more answer should be made to the king for the surplus by the hands of the collectors of the petty custom.
April 9.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Derby. Order to pay to Henry de Lancastria, earl of Derby or to his attorney 10l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20l. to be received yearly by the hands of the sheriff of that county.
April 8.
Marlborough.
To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to pay to John de Bromlegh and John de Brigham, who were attendant upon writing divers donations of the king extracted from the rolls of chancery for the 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th years of the reign, for six weeks and more by order of the council, 40s. for their said labour. By C.
April 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Nicholas de la Despense or to his attorney 10l. for Easter term last in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20l. to be received yearly of the issues of that county, in recompence for the 20l. of land which belonged to William de Bredon in co. Derby, granted to him by the late king and taken from his hand and delivered to William by the assent of parliament.
April 11.
Marlborough.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford. Order to pay to John Brocas 10l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20l. to be received yearly for life of the ferm of that town.
April 12.
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 divers trespasses and excesses in that county, 40d. a day for his expenses for the time that he shall be attendant upon the premises, of the money of forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before those justices. By C.
The like to the sheriff of Wilts.
April 14.
The Tower.
To Thomas Cary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order to cause Alan son and heir of Alan de Bokeshull, who held in chief of the late king, to have seisin of all the lands which his father held 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 all the lands which his father held of the late king, and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [16051.]
The like to William de Northo, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex.
By the same writ.
April 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery late the wife of Duncan de Frendraght 24 marks 6s. 8d. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 49 marks to be received yearly by the hands of the sheriff of York, in recompence for the manor of Briggestok, co. Northampton, which she held at will, and which the king assigned to Queen Isabel.
April 19.
Westminster.
To William de Edyngton, late keeper of the wardrobe. Order to account with Master John de Offord, keeper of the privy seal, for his wages and fees which he ought to receive by reason of his office both for the time when he was attendant upon the king's affairs without the court and for the time when he was staying in the court, allowing to him 20s. for every day spent without the court, and his customary wages and fees within the court and pay him what is found to be due by such account or to give him a bill therefor.
Membrane 16.
April 8.
Westminster.
To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon and to the prior of Trewelegh fermors of that priory which is in the king's hand by reason of the war with France. Order to pay to Gawayn Corder or to his attorney 20l. for Easter term last, of the ferm of that priory, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 18 February in the 16th year of the reign of 40l. to be received yearly of the said ferm so long as the priory should remain in the king's hand.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 20l. to be allowed to the said earl and prior if they have paid that sum to Gawayn Corder by virtue of the preceeding order.
April 14.
Westminster.
To Roger Lisewy, escheator in the Isle of Wight. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage and 40 acres of land at la Clyve in that island, restoring the issues thereof to Margaret late the wife of John de Weston, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death and Margaret, jointly enfeoffed, held the said messuage and land in chief as of the honour of Caresbrok castle by service of suit of court at the king's court of 'Knyghtenecourt' at Neuport every three weeks, and a messuage and a carucate of land in Midelton in that island of another than the king, with remainder, in default of heirs of the bodies of John and Margaret, to the right heirs of John, and the king has taken Margaret's fealty.
April 6.
Westminster.
To the citizens of Chichester. Order to pay to Maud de Perye, formerly the nurse of John de Eltham, the king's brother, and of Joan his sister, what is in arrear to her of 30l. of the ferm of that city for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her [as at page 185 above].
April 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to William de Sandeford, the king's clerk, appointed to enrol the matters done before Edmund de Grymesby and his fellows, justices appointed to continue the processes begun before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, 46s. for his wages for fourteen days when he was attendant upon the premises, to wit from 28 December to 11 January following, inclusive, of the money of the forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before those justices, if they suffice for this and if not of the money of the forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before John de Stouford and his fellows, now justices appointed to hear and determine such trespasses and excesses in that county, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 4s. a day of such money for his expenses. By C.
March 21.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Alexander Cheyne, who is so sick and broken by age that he cannot exercise the duties of the office.
April 20.
Westminster.
To the same. Order to pay to Thomas de Dagworth, who has now married Eleanor, countess of Ormond, and to the said countess, what is in arrear of 110 marks yearly from the time of the sheriff's appointment, and to pay the said 110 marks yearly henceforth so long as he is sheriff until James son and heir of James le Botiller, earl of Ormond, shall come of age, as Edward duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, with the assent of the Council while the king was in parts beyond the sea, granted to the countess a certain yearly rent of 60l. issuing from the ferm of the town of Aillesbury, which belonged to Robert de Fienles and came to the king's hand by his forfeiture, to hold for the maintenance of the said heir until he should come of age, and afterwards in recompence for 100l. which John de Molyns received from the king to maintain his estate as a banneret, to be received yearly at the exchequer, the king granted to him the said rent of 60l. with other lands, and the king subsequently, wishing to give the countess a recompence for the 60l. on 8 April in the 14th year of the reign, granted to her the 110 marks which Robert received yearly for life by the late king's grant of the issues of co. Buckingham, to be received for the maintenance of the said heir until he should come of age.
April 22.
Westminster.
To John Megre, keeper of the priory of Wylmynton. Order to pay to the same Thomas de Dagworth, who has married the said countess, 85l. of the ferm of that priory, of 200l. for Easter term last, and to pay him 170l. of that ferm yearly henceforth so long as the priory remains in the king's hand, answering to the king for the remaining 30l., as in consideration of the loss suffered by the countess for the time that the lands which belonged to James le Botiller, earl of Ormound, her husband, in Ireland, and which she holds in dower, remained in the king's hand, and to maintain her estate, on 23 May in the 15th year of the reign the king granted to her that ferm which the prior of the said priory was bound to render for the said priory which was taken into the king's hand among the other possessions of the alien religious of the power of France, to hold so long as the priory should remain in the king's hand, and the king ordered the prior to be answerable to the countess for the said rent, and afterwards the prior granted that he would render 200l. to the king yearly for the priory, where he formerly rendered 170l. so that henceforth he should be quit of other exactions and charges so long as the priory should remain in the king's hand.
April 24.
Westminster.
To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex. Order not to distrain Hugh son and heir of Thomas de Malegref, for his homage, as he has done homage to the king for all the lands which he holds in chief. By p.s. [16077.]
April 24.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to pay to Ralph de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland, as quickly as possible after his arrival in that land, 500 marks of the money which shall come to that exchequer, in part payment of 1,000 marks, granted to him by the king in aid of the costs incurred by him in his journey to the said parts. By p.s. [16076.]
April 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to William de Sandeford 4s. of the forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before Edmund de Grymesby and his fellows, justices appointed to continue the processes begun before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, late justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, as the king lately sent him to enrol the matters done before those justices, granting him 4s. a day for his expenses of the said money, and he was attendant upon the premises for eleven days, to wit, from 8 December last to the 18th of that month inclusive, and the king has caused 40s. for ten of those days to be paid to him of the issues of the hanaper. By C.
April 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to pay to brother Alexander de Rameseye, now abbot of Barlynges, 100s. for Easter term last, and to pay him 10l. yearly henceforth, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 10l., to be received yearly for life by the hands of the sheriff of Lincoln, in aid of his maintenance.
Membrane 15.
April 13.
Westminster.
To Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Dover. Order to pay to the brethren and sisters of the hospital of St. Mary, Dover, what is in arrear to them of the tenth of the issues of the passage of the port of Dover and of the 22l. 10s. yearly granted to them, from the time of the constable's appointment, and to pay them the said tenth and 22s. 10d. henceforth yearly so long as he is constable, as Henry III granted to them the said tenth and 20l. for the maintenance of the brethren and poor of the hospital, and 50s. for the maintenance of a chaplain celebrating divine service in the hospital to be received yearly of the issues of the said port.
April 6.
Marlborough.
To Thomas Cary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order not to distrain Edmund Everard, knight, son and heir of William Everard, for his homage, as he has done homage to the king for all the lands which he holds in chief. By p.s. [16041.]
April 12.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Ponte Fracto, appointed to make provisions for the king's horses. Order to deliver all provisions for the king's horses in the custody of Menaldus de Brocaz to the said Menaldus, by indenture.
April 18.
Westminster.
Robert Payn, parson of Merton church, imprisoned at Feckenham for trespass of venison in Feckenham forest, has a writ to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, or to him who supplies his place in Feckenham forest, to bail him.
April 25.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause two coroners for that county to be elected in place of Laurence Lister of Huntyngdon, deceased, and Michael Colne of Huntyngdon, who is insufficiently qualified.
April 24.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Melchebourn and William de Melchebourn. Order to deliver the king's great crown to the treasurer and chamberlains by indenture, to be kept in the treasury. The king has ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to receive and keep it as aforesaid. By K.
[Fœdera.]
Mandate in pursuance to the treasurer and chamberlains. By K.
[Ibid.]
April 20.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Dagworth and Eleanor his wife. Order to cause James, son and heir of James le Botiller, earl of Ormond, tenant in chief, a minor whose marriage pertains to the king and whom they detain with them, to come to London, without delay, to be delivered to the chancellor and treasurer there, to do with him what shall be ordained by the council.
By K.
May 3.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Boston. Order to dearrest a ship of Thomas de Melchebourn and William his brother, the king's merchants, called 'la Maudeleyne' of Lenne, which is said to be arrested by reason of an order to arrest all ships in the port of Boston for the king's service, without delay and to permit Thomas and William to cross with that ship to Flanders, after taking security from them that they will bring it back with all speed to set out in the king's service when he has need thereof, as Thomas and William laded that ship with wool in the said port to be taken to Flanders and sold there in aid of the payment of a great sum of money which they undertook to make speedily for the king. By C.
May 2.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view the memoranda of the exchequer and if they find that answer was made to the king by Gilbert de Ledred, sometime escheator in co. Northampton, for 6l. 2s. 1½d. for the manor of Falewesle, co. Northampton, for the time when it was in the king's hand, then to discharge Thomas son and heir of Simon de Falewesle of such a sum of the ferm of the said manor or the arrears of the same, as Thomas has shown the king that whereas when Simon died he held the said manor in chief at fee ferm for rendering 15l. yearly at the exchequer, and although Gilbert entered that manor after Simon's death and received all the issues, rents and profits thereof from 21 March in the 7th year of the reign until 27 June following, when the king ordered that escheator to deliver the manor to Thomas, and answered to the king for the said rents and issues which were extended at 6l. 2s. 1½d., yet the treasurer and barons cause the entire ferm for the time when the manor was in the king's hand to be exacted of Thomas, not allowing the said 6l. 2s. 1½d. to him, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy.
April 20.
Westminster.
To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to pay 100l. to Robert de Burghcher, sometime the chancellor, for Easter and Michaelmas terms last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 20 December in the 14th year of the reign, in recompence for 100l. of land which Hugh de Daudele, earl of Gloucester, granted to him for his stay with him, for life, and which the earl resumed into his hand because Robert made stay with the king, of 100l. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the hanaper.
April 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause the castle of Caresbrok in the isle of Wight to be speedily munitioned with the following victuals, to wit: 30 quarters of good wheat, 40 quarters of malt barley, 40 quarters of oats, 20 quarters of beans and peas, 30 bacon hogs, 10 live oxen, 200 salted fishes of conger, 200 cod, 30 quarters of gross salt, 30 quarters of sea coal, 5,000 irons, 30 wagons of hay, 40 loads of litter, 30 stones of hemp, 30 stones of stakes for springalds, a roundlet of sour wine and a roundlet of honey, and to cause those victuals to be delivered by indenture to him whom the king has deputed to receive them by letters under the seal called 'Griffoun.' By K. on the information of Nicholas de Bokelond.
April 15.
Westminster.
To Thomas Cary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the castle of Shirburn, the manor of Donyate and the advowson of the church of the manor, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, at his death, held jointly with Katherine, his wife, the said castle with custom of ale there and other appurtenances in co. Dorset of the king's grant and the said manor and advowson, of the grant of Walkelin, parson of Chedeseye church, and Gilbert, rector of Huthill church, by a fine levied in the king's court, and the king has taken her fealty.
April 22.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order not to intermeddle until further order with the manor of Brustwyk in Holdernesse, with the manors of Rymeswell, Elwarby, Beghun and its other members in cos. York and Lincoln; the castle of Caresbrok with the manors of Bouecombe, Wroxhale, Neuton, Whitefeld, Penne and Thorueye and the rents, ferms, pleas and perquisites of Neuport, Breredyng and Ermuth in the isle of Wight, and the bailiwick of the hundreds of Estmedeine and Westmedeine and the custody of the forest of that Island; the manor of Cosham, co. Wilts, the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with its members and other appurtenances in co. Westmorland; the manor of Mourholm with Kerneford and Lyndeheved; a moiety of the manor of Waresdale; a moiety of the town of Ulvereston, co. Lancaster; a certain parcel of land in Thornton in Lonesdale called 'Coghull,' with appurtenances in co. York; the castle of Radenore with its members and other appurtenances; lands of Wartrenon, Penbregge, Prestemede, Kyyghton, Norton, Knokelas, Pulhid with la Whiteleye in Monelith and with lands in Kery and Beytir in the lordship of Dolveryn in Wales with the appurtenances, which belonged to Ed[mund] de Mortuo Mari, the manor of Brompton with appurtenances in co. Somerset; the manor of Stoktristre with appurtenances in the same county; the manor of Brok with appurtenances in the isle of Wight; the manor of Yeshampsted with appurtenances in co. Berks, and all the lands, fees and advowsons which belonged to John de Molyns in England and the ferms of the priories of Burstall in Holdernesse, of Caresbrok, Appeldercombe, St. Helen's and St. Cross in the isle of Wight and of the rectory of Wyppyngham in that island, which priories and rectory are in the hands of aliens by the king's commission, or with the keepers, fermors or others who intermeddle with the same, or with the escheators in Holdernesse and the isle of Wight or with the receivers of victuals in Caresbrok castle, from the 9th year of the reign, as the king has reserved the said castles, etc. to his chamber. By letter of the secret seal called 'Griffoun.'
April 24.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to deliver to Ralph de Ufford, justiciary of Ireland, when he comes to Ireland, what he ought to receive of the justiciary's fee for the first quarter of the year and to pay him that fee quarterly and also the customary wages of war for the forty men at arms and two hundred archers whom the king has granted that he may retain with him in Ireland for the time that he is justiciary, for the defence of those parts, in accordance with the king's grant to him, as the fee was paid to John Moricz, lately supplying the place of John Darcy 'le Piere,' then justiciary there. By p.s. [16078.]
Membrane 14.
April 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Spaunton to be elected in place of Stephen le Carter of Kirkebymysperton, who is so sick and broken by age that he cannot execute the duties of the office.
April 15.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause all warrants touching the merchants of the society of the Bardi, received in the exchequer and residing there by order of the barons, to be inspected by them and delivered to them for fuller information upon the account of those merchants, as the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to view the said account before Robert de Wodehous and his fellows, appointed to hear and determine it, and after allowing to the merchants all liveries and payments made by them by warrants received at the exchequer of receipt and the exchequer of accounts, and by warrants remaining in their possession, to certify the king of what they found to be clearly due by that account.
April 18.
Westminster.
To John Musters, escheator in cos. Nottingham and Derby. Order to pay to Henry de Wytheton, chaplain, celebrating divine service in the king's chapel in the manor of Clipston, what is in arrear to him of 5 marks yearly from the time of the escheator's appointment, and to pay him the said 5 marks yearly henceforth, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 5 December in the 4th year of the reign of 5 marks to be received yearly during pleasure of the issues of the said manor, by the hands of the escheator beyond Trent.
April 21.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view the letters of acquittance under the seal called 'Griffoun' for payment made by Roger de Mortuo Mari, son and heir of Ed[mund] de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, for the ferm of the castle of Radenore and the land of Warthrenon Prestemede, Knyghton and Norton in Wales, which belonged to Edmund and are in the king's hand by reason of Roger's minority, and to supersede the demand made upon John Tybetoft, Hugh de Mortymer, Thomas de Bourn, John de Mortymer and Nicholas de Oterbourn, knights, for 4,000l., until further order, as those knights on 2 November in the 15th year of the reign acknowledged that they owed 4,000l. to the king, 500l. to be paid yearly until the whole sum was fully paid, and in an indenture made between the king and those knights, it is contained that if Roger, to whom the king granted the said castle and lands to hold until he should come of age for rendering 250l. yearly in the king's chamber, should pay 125l. thereof by the hands of the receiver at Easter then following, and 125l. at Michaelmas, and so on yearly so long as he should hold the castle and lands by the said grant, then the recognisance should be void, and the said knights should be discharged thereof, as appears by inspection of the chancery rolls. By letter of the secret seal called 'Griffoun.'
May 1.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause a talley to be levied for William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery, at the exchequer, and to be delivered to him, as he has paid 30s. by the king's order to Alan Mareschyn, monk of Renes, who lately came from Britanny to the king in England, for his expenses in going to Britanny.
April 22.
Westminster.
To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to convoke his suffragans, the deans and priors of cathedral churches, the abbots and priors and the archdeacons, chapters, convents, colleges and clergy of all the dioceses of his province to appear before the king and him in the church of St. Paul, London, on Monday the morrow of Holy Trinity next, to give their aid and advice upon certain arduous affairs touching the king and the state of the realm, and further to do what shall be ordained. By K.
Vacated because on the dorse of this roll.
April 24.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to pay to John de Wolde and Tidemannus de Lymbergh, merchants of Almain, 25l. of 50l. yearly, for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to them on 15 February last of 50l. to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in that port, as the king granted to Matthew Canaceon, his merchant, for his good service in parts beyond the sea, 50l. to be received yearly of the customs in the port of London, and afterwards Matthew besought the king to transfer the said 50l. to John and Tidemannus, to whom Matthew is bound in divers great debts, to be received in the port of Kyngeston, and the king granted his request.
April 24.
Westminster.
To Roger Lisewy, escheator in the isle of Wight. Order to take the fealty of Alice late the wife of Robert Dogelondere, in accordance with the form of the enclosed schedule, and not to intermeddle further with a messuage and a carucate of land in Nonnewell, restoring the issues thereof to Alice and certifying the king of her fealty in chancery, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert held the said messuage and carucate, jointly enfeoffed with Alice, for the term of their life, of the grant of Simon de Jarum, vicar of Brydyng church, and of Robert atte Stone, and that the messuage and land are held in chief as of the honour of Caresbrok castle in that island.
April 25.
Westminster.
To John de Musters, escheator in co. Nottingham. Order to pay to Robert de Maule, the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of his fee and wages for the custody of the manor and park of Clipston in Shirewode, from the time of the escheator's appointment, and to pay him the said fee and wages henceforth, as on 16 May in the 13th year of the reign the king granted to him the said custody to hold for life, as Robert del Hill of Clipston, deceased, held it.
April 30.
Westminster.
To Hugh de Berewyk. Order not to intermeddle further with the castle and town of Dynebergh, Ros, Roweyniok and Keymergh, which belonged to William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, in North Wales, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Hugh and by Richard de Stafford that the earl held no land in chief at his death in North Wales whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the said castle and town of Edward, prince of Wales, by knight's service, because the king gave the principality to the said prince, and that the manor and town have always been members of and appurtenant to the principality of Wales, and that William the earl's son, is his next heir and aged fifteen years.
By consideration of the whole council.
May 3.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause a tally to be levied at the receipt of the exchequer and delivered to John Malewayn, attorney of John de Hanon[ia], in discharge of the sheriff of York, as the king lately ordered that sheriff to pay to John de Hanonia or his said attorney, 500 marks of the money of forfeited issues, fines and amercements adjudged before William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, in part satisfaction of the debts in which the king is bound to him.
April 4.
Marlborough.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and the chamberlains. Order not to make any assignment or payment of the ferms of the towns of Newcastle upon Tyne and Scardeburgh until John Darcy 'le Piere' is satisfied for the 156l. 16s. 8d. which the king has granted to him to be received yearly, to wit 90l. 16s. 8d. of the ferm of Newcastle and 66l. of the ferm of Scardeburgh. By p.s.
Membrane 13.
April 20.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to John de Kenyngton, purveyor of the avenary of Queen Philippa, what is in arrear to him of his customary ways from 30 January in the 17th year of the reign, and to pay him the said wages henceforth, as on the said 30 January the king granted to him the custody of the park of Kenyngton, to hold during good conduct, receiving the customary wages therein by the hands of the constable of Wyndesore castle.
May 7.
Westminster.
To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to deliver to Elizabeth, late the wife of Oliver de Ingham, tenant in chief, the manors of Waxtenesham, Lammesse and Weybrede, together with the issues thereof, to hold in dower, as of the lands which belonged to Oliver at his death the king assigned to Elizabeth, with the assent of Roger Lestraunge and Joan his wife, one of Oliver's daughters and heirs, and of Mary countess of Norfolk, to whom the king granted the custody of all the lands which belonged to Oliver, and which were in the king's hand by reason of the minority of Mary daughter of John Curzon, kinswoman and heir of Oliver, the following manors to hold in dower, after she had taken oath that she would not marry without the king's licence, to wit: the manor of Waxtenesham, co. Norfolk, extended at 9l. 13s. 10d. yearly; the manor of Lammesse co. Norfolk, extended at 42s. yearly; the manor of Weybrede, co. Suffolk, extended at 10l. 10s. 7d. yearly; the manor of Stupellangeford, co. Wilts, extended at 6l. 11s. 10d. yearly and the manor of Hampteworth, co. Wilts, extended at 24s. yearly. By p.s.
To John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. Like order to deliver to Elizabeth the said manors of Stupellangeford and Hampteworth.
By the same writ.
May 10.
Westminster.
To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to deliver to Elizabeth late the wife of Oliver de Ingham the knights' fees in that bailiwick of the following which the king has assigned to her of those which belonged to her husband with the assent of Roger Lestraunge and Joan his wife, to wit: two fees which Thomas de Holbrok, knight, holds in Playford and Kesegrave, co. Suffolk, extended at 20l. yearly; a fourth part of a fee which Ralph Kybus, Roger de Donewico and Walter de Ruschemere hold in Tudenham, Playford, Kesegrave, Waudringfeld and Ruschemere in co. Suffolk, extended at 40s. yearly; a fee which John de Rattelesdene, knight, holds in Boyton, co. Suffolk, extended at 7l. yearly; a moiety of a fee which John de Rattelesdene, knight, holds in Asketone, co. Suffolk, extended at 40s. yearly; a fourth part of a fee which William Houdyn holds in Weybrede, co. Suffolk, extended at 20s. yearly; a moiety of a fee which Nicholas de Brampton holds in Shotford, co. Suffolk, extended at 60s. yearly; a moiety of a fee which Agnes Houel holds in Istede, co. Suffolk, extended at 100s. yearly; a fourth part of a fee which John de Ludham, John Kybus, Walter Elyne, Peter de Childerhous, Robert Howe and John de Clyf hold in Loudham, Kessegrave, Ruschemere, Waudringfeld and Asketone, co. Suffolk, an eighth part of a fee which John Roberd holds in Ingham and Bromstede, co. Norfolk, extended at 40s. yearly; a fee which John de Lye holds in Laneford, co. Wilts, extended at 40s. yearly; a fourth part of a fee which William Gerald holds in Bereford, co. Wilts, extended at 10s. yearly; a tenth part of a fee which John de Benham and Adam atte Forde, knights, hold in Wychford, co. Wilts, extended at 4s. yearly, and a third part of a fee which John de Grymstede holds in Carleton, co. Wilts, extended at 13s. 4d. yearly.
To John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. Like order to deliver to Elizabeth the said fee in Laneford, the fourth part in Bereford, the tenth part in Wychford and the third part in Carleton.
To Edmund de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to deliver to Elizabeth, late the wife of Oliver de Ingham, the advowson of Badingham church, co. Suffolk, extended at 20l. yearly; the advowson of the church of St. John the Baptist, Waxtenesham, co. Norfolk, extended at 6l. yearly, and the church of St. Margaret, Waxtenesham, in the same county, extended at 40s. yearly, which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower of the advowsons which belonged to her husband.
May 4.
Rising.
To Thomas Cary, escheator in cos. Somerset and Dorset. Order to deliver to Katherine late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, tenant in chief, the manors and lands in that bailiwick of the following which the king has assigned to her of those which belonged to to the earl, to wit: the manor of Knolle, co. Somerset, extended at 9l. 2s. 0¾d. yearly; two parts of the manor of Chedesy, co. Somerset, extended at 70l. 4s. 11½d. yearly; the manor of Swere, co. Dorset, extended at 4l. 12s. 8½d. yearly; the hamlet of Blakemor, co. Dorset, extended at 9l. 16s. 6d. yearly; a messuage and a carucate of land in Wonford, co. Devon, extended at 115s. 8d. yearly, and a toft and a carucate of land in Watyngwell in the isle of Wight, co. Southampton, extended at 6l. 13s. 4d. yearly, and 20l. yearly rent in co. Dorset to be received of the prior of Christ Church for the manor of Pudelton and the hundred partaining to that manor and 6l. 0s. 7d. yearly rent in the same county to be received of those 20l. yearly which the abbot of Bynedone renders for the manor of Westlulleworth, co. Dorset.
To Walter de Horton, escheator in co. Devon. Like order to deliver to Katherine the said messuage and carucate in Wonford.
To Roger Lysewy, escheator in the isle of Wight. Like order for the toft and carucate in Watyngwell.
Membrane 12.
April 10.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the demand made upon the prior and brethren of the hospital of St. Bartholomew, Chetham, near Rochester, for lepers, for paying wool by reason of their lands, restoring to them without delay anything that has been levied, as at the suit of the prior and brethren showing that all the goods and possessions of the hospital do not suffice for the living of the brethren and sisters dwelling there unless they are aided by the charity of others, and that they are distrained to contribute to the wool granted in co. Kent, and beseeching the king to discharge them of such payment, the king ordered John de Cobeham to certify him upon the matter, and by the inquisition taken thereupon it is found that divers lands pertain to the hospital and are worth 6l. 8s. yearly after the debts due thereupon have been paid, and that there are in the hospital seven brethren and seven sisters and that the prior of the hospital is a leper, and the king has considered the poverty of the hospital because none of the brethren and sisters can receive more than 7s. for their portion of the goods of the hospital for their maintenance.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Hereford. Order to pay to William de Radenore, the king's yeoman, 100s. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 10l. to be received yearly for life of the issues of that county.
April 8.
Marlborough.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to permit the merchants of the society of the Bardi to lade 140 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple in Flanders, after paying ½ mark a sack for the custom, as the king granted that they should take 200 sacks of the king's wool of co. Southampton of the common fine made with him by the ministers of that county before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, late justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, to Flanders and Lombardy, to do their pleasure therewith, quit of the subsidy due thereon. The king has ordered the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol to permit those merchants to take the 60 remaining sacks from that port to Lombardy in the form aforesaid. The king wishes the 40s. due for the subsidy to be allowed to the merchants of the realm to whom he granted the custom and subsidies in all the ports of the realm. By p.s. [16044.]
Vacated because it was surrendered and is otherwise below.
Mandate in pursuance to the collectors in the port of Bristol.
By the same writ.
Vacated as aforesaid.
April 20.
Westminster.
To Saier Lorymer, appointed to arrest ships and boats crossing to parts beyond the sea, and wool and other merchandise found not customed therein. Order to cause 7 sarplars of wool which belonged to Bernard Pouche and Richard atte Ware to be dearrested and delivered to them, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, late constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, that the said 7 sarplars were arrested in the port of Faversham, which is of the liberty of the Cinque Ports, to wit five upon the quay, which belonged to John Shote, near the sea shore, and two in a boat there whereof John Besaunt is master, on Saturday after the Exaltation of the Holy Cross last, because they were not customed and coketted, and they were ordained to be taken to London for the use of Bernard and Richard there, and not to parts beyond, and those in whom the king has confidence have testified before him that the inquisition is true. By C.
April 20.
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 his attorney, 500 marks for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 7 February in the 1st year of the reign, of 1,000 marks to be received yearly of the issues of those customs.
April 7.
Marlborough.
To William de Ravendale, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to pay to Master John de Thoresby, the king's clerk, 30 marks for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 60 marks to be received yearly of the issues of the hanaper until the king shall provide him with a benefice exceeding the said sum and the value of his benefice.
April 22.
Westminster.
To the treasurer, barons and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Elizabeth de Burgo has besought the king to order her lands, goods and chattels in Ireland to be restored to her, which have been taken into the king's hand on account of divers debts which are exacted of her, and she is ready to pay the king all those debts: the king therefore orders them to inspect the rolls and memorandum of the exchequer touching the premises and to certify him in chancery of what they find before Michaelmas next, superseding the demand made upon her in the meantime and delivering to her the said lands, goods and chattels.
April 15.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to account with John de Watenhull and Gilbert de Chishull, the king's clerks, for victuals bought and purveyed by them in cos. Essex, Kent, Sussex and Southampton, for which the king appointed them with the sheriffs of those counties and for the money delivered upon their wages, as a prest, at the receipt of the exchequer, and to allow to them for every day that they were attendant upon the premises such wages as they have taken at another time for like affairs. By K.
April 27.
Westminster.
To Robert de Pavely, escheator in co. Northampton. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which he took into the king's hand by reason of the death of John le Latymer, restoring the issues thereof, as on it being found by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in chief, but that he held of Ralph Basset of Weldon 3 virgates of land and a moiety of a mill in Great Weldon, by fealty and the service of 3d. for every service, and that long before his death he demised the said lands to John de Cotyngham of Deseburgh, to hold for life, rendering to him 45s. yearly, and because Ralph son and heir of Ralph Basset is a minor in the king's wardship, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that John held of Ralph the said virgates and the moiety of a windmill in Great Weldon by fealty and the service of 3d. and not by knight's service, and that long before his death, to wit, 30 weeks, he demised those lands to John de Cotyngham to hold for life for rendering 4 marks to him yearly, and that John de Cotyngham has remained in peaceful seisin thereof by reason of that demise, that John de Latymer held lands of other lords than the king by divers services, and that Nicholas his son is his next heir and aged seven years.
May 4.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 15l. 2s. 4½d. in the arrears exacted of the prior of Bergeveny, if, after viewing the accounts of the collectors of the triennial and biennial tenths in the bishopric of Llandaff, they find that the collectors answered in the accounts for the said sum for the time that the prior held his priory at ferm, as the prior has besought the king to order such allowance to be made to him, as he is arrested for 44l. of the arrears of the ferm of his priory, which was taken into the king's hand among the houses of the alien religious, and he has paid 15l. 12s. 4½d. to the said collectors for the time when he has held the priory at ferm, when he is not bound to pay such tenths during that ferm. By C.
April 8.
Marlborough.
To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Order to permit the merchants of the society of the Bardi to lade 200 sacks of wool in that port and take them to the staple in Flanders, after paying ½ mark a sack for the custom, as the king has granted to them 200 sacks of the wool of the common fine made by the ministers of co. Southampton before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, to be taken to Flanders and Lombardy to do their pleasure therewith, quit of the subsidy due thereon. The king wishes the 40s. for the subsidy to be allowed to the merchants of the realm to whom he has granted the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm, in that certain thing which they are bound to pay to him for the said customs and subsidies. By p.s. [16044.]
Membrane 11.
April 24.
Westminster.
To Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Somerset. Order not to intermeddle further with a rent of 10 marks of the yearly ferm which the prior and convent of Staunton are bound to pay for the manor and hundred of Dulverton, co. Somerset, restoring anything which he has levied to the prior of Brustlesham, without delay, as among the lands which William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, gave by charter to the prior and canons of Brustlesham, he has granted to them the said rent, demised to him at fee ferm by the prior and convent of Staunton, and the king has confirmed that grant by his charter.
May 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Devon. Order to deliver to John de Hurburneford, son of Benedict de Hurburneford, a free land in Hurburneford together with the issues thereof, as by the record of John de Stonore and his fellows, late justices appointed to hear and determine divers felonies and trespasses in that county, which the king caused to come before him in chancery, it is found that Benedict was indicted before them because he had broken thirtyeight sheep in the fold of Thomas de Grymeston, at Grymeston on Wednesday after St. George in the 5th year of the reign, and on being afterwards questioned before the justices for that felony at Exeter, to wit on Tuesday after St. Bartholomew in the 6th year of the reign, because he was silent and would not answer he was committed to the penalty which is incumbent in such case, and that he held the said land, which is worth 10s. yearly, and John de la Ryvere, sometime sheriff of that county, and the coroners of the county certified the king at his command that Benedict died during the punishment, in Exeter gaol, on Saturday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist in the said 6th year, and the king ordered the present sheriff to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that Benedict at his death held no lands in the county except the said land, which is held of Margaret late the wife of Robert de Whateville, lord of the manor of Dertyngton, by knight's service and suit at Margaret's court at Dertyngton every three weeks, and that John de Hurburneford aforesaid is Benedict's next heir and of full age and that Benedict never was outlawed for the said felony.
May 16.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to pay to John de Stryvelyn 100 marks for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 200 marks to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in the port of Newcastle and Hertylpol, and now the passage of wool in the port of Hertilpol is closed, wherefore the king wishes John to receive the 200 marks in the port of Newcastle.
May 9.
Westminster.
To John Mauduyt, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to deliver to Richard earl of Arundel, son and heir of Edmund earl of Arundel, the manor of Tuddeworth in that county, as by process held before the king in chancery it was considered that, because it was found by inquisition taken by the escheator that Edmund held that manor in his demesne as of fee on the day that he forfeited to the late king, and the present king ordered the escheator to take it into the king's hand, it should be restored to Richard by virtue of the king's grant to him of all the lands which belonged to his father in fee to hold of hereditary right, as is contained in the record and process held thereupon in chancery.
April 27.
Westminster.
To William Lenglish. Order to deliver to William de la Pole all his own lands which he has not had from the king of gift or purchase, as is said, together with the issues thereof in accordance with the king's grant to him of restitution of all such lands, and with the king's previous order to William Lenglish, under the secret seal called 'Griffoun,' in which he as yet has done nothing, as the king has learned from the plaint of William de la Pole. By p.s. [16116.]