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Close Rolls, Edward III: May 1344

Pages 311-315

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

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May 1344

May 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to restore to Laurence Archebaud of Stanewygg, clerk, his lands, goods and chattels which were taken into the king's hand upon his being indicted for the homicide of Thomas Walter of Cranesford, killed in his house at night and of plundering Thomas of his goods and chattels to the value of 10l., before Geoffrey Lescrop and his fellows, then justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and felonies in that county, at Northampton, as he has purged his innocence before Henry the bishop of Lincoln, to whom he was delivered by the justices in accordance with the privilege of the clergy.
May 16.
Marlborough.
To Edward de Cretyng, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, and to Robert de Clere. Whereas the king appointed them and John de Dagworth to receive the acknowledgments of all of co. Norfolk who wished to acknowledge before them that they were bound to the king in some sums for the ninth, and to take inquisition by the oath of lawful men of co. Norfolk of the names of those who are so bound to the king, and the amount due, and the king afterwards wishing the levying of that money to be hastened appointed them to levy all the money found to be due by such acknowledgments, to be taken to the exchequer and delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains there; and now certain men of co. Norfolk have complained to the king that Edward and Robert have taken divers inquisitions in private places during their absence, and assess those men at certain sums at will, distraining them to pay those sums and keeping them in prison until they have paid: the king therefore orders Edward and Robert to supersede taking such inquisitions and levying money by pretext thereof, restoring without delay any that they have levied, and releasing the said men from prison, and to cause all the money found due by the acknowledgments to be levied with all speed, delivered to John by indenture to be taken by him and delivered to the treasurer and chamberlains, as aforesaid, sending to chancery all inquisitions taken by them before the octaves of Trinity next and to be there on the said day to certify the king of all their action in the matter and to do what shall there be enjoined upon them.
May 14.
Marlborough.
To James de Audeleye. Order to pay those 80l. in which he is bound to the king for the fine for trespasses and excesses committed by him and others of his household in co. Somerset and for forfeited issues, and the other amercements in which he fell before William de Thorp and his fellows, appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in that county, to Laurence de Mountz Cellario, to whom the king is bound in a greater sum, for certain causes. By K.
May 26.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king granted to Constance late the wife of William de Whitefeld, sometime sheriff of Somerset and Dorset, holding a part of the lands which belonged to her husband, that of the 193l. 0s. 7d. which were due by him to the king she should pay 20 marks yearly at the exchequer until the debt was discharged, and afterwards the king wished that she should pay 20l. yearly and ordered the treasurer and barons to cause that attermination to be enrolled, and now Constance has besought the king to grant that she may pay 20 marks yearly, as at first, the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to receive the 20 marks due by her for Easter term last and to let her have the said attermination and cause it to be enrolled, notwithstanding the previous order to the contrary.
By K. on the information of Bartholomew de Burgherssh.
June 9.
Westminster.
To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order to supersede the process against Master Robert de Thresk, clerk, by reason of the church of Northflete, at the king's suit, whereof the king holds him excused, as Robert was indicted because as proctor of the cardinals of the Roman court he had accepted ecclesiastical benefices in the realm to the prejudice of the crown, and on being afterwards examined before the council he purged his innocence by oath before them, wherefore the king holds him excused, and now the king has learned that a process is begun against him before those justices because it is supposed that he, as such a proctor, entered the said church by force and arms and has often brought several bulls prejudicial to the king and the lieges of the realm from the said court, and had pursued divers processes upon those bulls, wherefore he is to be placed in exigent before those justices, and he has besought the king to provide a remedy. By p.s. [16166.]
May 2.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to detain under arrest a ship called 'la cog Edward,' laden with wine, arrested by them for the king's service by virtue of his order to them, and to cause the said wine to be kept safely until further other. By C.
Membrane 10.
May 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to permit the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England to hold the manor of Aycle quit of the alms and other charges thereon, restoring to the prior any thing levied of him, as the king, wishing to be certified concerning an inquisition taken before Adam de Lymbergh, Thomas de Lungvillers and Geoffrey de Edenham at Lincoln concerning the said manor with the soke and other appurtenances, which was conferred on the master and brethren of the Temple in England by the king's progenitors, and whether the said prior withdrew any alms and other charges after the assignment of the manor to his hands by the late king, ordered the executors of Adam's will to inspect the rolls and memoranda for Adam's time and to send the said inquisition to chancery, and by the inquisition taken by Adam and Geoffrey it is found that Henry II gave the said manor with its soke and other appurtenances, in that county, by his charter to the master and brethren of the Temple in England, saving to the king his warren there, to hold in frank almoin without rendering any services or supporting any charges; and the sheriff has distrained the prior for 40s., into whose hands the manor came after the annulling of the order of the Temple, by virtue of a statute of the time of the late king, by pretext of a presentment made before the sheriff in his tourn at Ancastre, at the procuration of certain rivals of the prior, containing that the prior ought to have withdrawn the royal alms from that manor for 40s., at which he was amerced there for that cause, as the king has learned from the prior's complaint.
April 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. Order to account with the keeper of the house of the conversi, London, for himself and for a chaplain and clerk for Henry de Exon[ia]; Richard de Exon [ia], the elder, Alice de Exon [ia], Joan de Notyngham, Clarice de Exon [ia], Petronilla Fourbere, Eleanor de Sancto Paulo and Isabel de Sancto Paulo, conversi of that house, from 7 June in the 14th year of the reign until the date of these presents, and for Joan de Leycestr [ia] and Juliana de Kendale, who died after the said 17th day (sic) until the day of their death, to wit 20 marks for the keeper, 6 marks for the chaplain, 2 marks for the clerk a year, and for each of the men 10½d. a week and for each of the women 8d. a week, and to pay the keeper what is found to be due to him by such account, charging Richard de Exon[ia] and Katherine his sister, Edward de Bruceles, John son of Edward de Sancto Johanne, William de Leycestr[ia], John de Haitfeld and Janettus de Ispann [ia], who are not conversi, and to whom, nevertheless, the king granted like wages by divers letters patent, and who have received divers sums, by virtue of writs directed to the treasurer and chamberlains, with those sums, and discharging the keeper thereof, as on 26 March in the 1st year of the reign the king ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to deliver to Richard de Ayremynne, then keeper of the said house, 73l. 3s. 2d. yearly, to wit 20 marks for the keeper, 6 marks for the chaplain and two marks for a clerk, of the church yearly, and for eleven men and seventeen women, then conversi, 10½d. and 8d. each a week respectively of those 202l. 0s. 4d. which Edward I granted to the conversi of that house to be received yearly at the exchequer for the maintenance of the keeper, chaplain and clerk of the church and their other things for the life of the said conversi, and on 10 April in the 14th year of the reign the king ordered the treasurer and chamberlains to pay to John de Sancto Paulo, the present keeper, 13l. 13s. 3d. from 7 June past, on which day the king granted that custody to him to hold for life, until 30 March following, to wit for the said wages of the keeper, chaplain and clerk, and for the wages of Henry and Richard, Joan, Juliana, Joan, Alice, Clarice, Alice, Petronilla, Eleanor and Isabel, 10½d. each for the men and 8d. each for the women every week, and to pay him 38l. 16s. 4d. yearly henceforth for the maintenance of the keeper, chaplain, clerk and conversi of the house and other things, from the said 30 March, provided that after the death of any one of the conversi so much as that one has received shall be deducted from the said yearly sum, and certain sums have been paid to the conversi by virtue of that order at the king's receipt, and by assignments, as the king has learned.
April 22.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to William marquis of Juliers and earl of Cambridge, or to Tilemannus de Werda and William Muschet, his attorneys, 10l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to them on May in the 14th year of the reign of 20l. to be received yearly of the issues of that county.
April 25.
The Tower.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains, Order to cause tallies for certain sums assigned to Henry earl of Derby to be made and delivered to the earl in discharge of Walter atte Bergh and of Robert Russell, as the king has assigned to the earl all the issues forfeited by Walter before Robert Parvyng and his fellows, justices appointed to hear and determine divers trespasses and excesses in co. Wilts, and also all the amercements in which Robert Russell fell before those justices, extended at 30l. and 20l. respectively, as appears by a certificate of the treasurer and barons sent into chancery, to hold together with a fine of 100 marks, made by Walter and with another fine of 100l. made by Robert with the king for the pardon of certain trespasses, in part satisfaction of debts in which the king is bound to the earl. By p.s.
May 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay 10l. to Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, 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.
May 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of William de Pyryton, who is so sick that he cannot travail to exercise the duties of the office.
May 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. Order to cause Dinus Forcet and his fellows, merchants of the society of the Bardi, to have payment, allowance or other satisfaction for 8l., if they find it to be due after having viewed their bill, as the merchants have besought the king to order them to be satisfied for 8l. in which he is bound to them for a cloth of Brucell, bought of them, as may appear by a bill in the possession of Peter (sic) and his fellows, as they assert, under the seal of William de Northwell, late keeper of the wardrobe. By C.
June 10.
Westminster.
To William Scot and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Whereas William son of Robert son of William de Kaynes sues before the king a messuage and a carucate of land in Chelesworth with the hamlet of Colecote and the bailiwick of the forest of Bradene with the hundred pertaining thereto, which, it is said, are parcel of the manor of Chelesworth which Queen Isabel holds for life of the king's grant, to be delivered to William out of the king's possession, and an inquisition remains to be taken before the justices concerning William's right: the king orders the justices so to proceed in the taking of that inquisition that he suffer no prejudice, and not to proceed to render judgment without consulting him.
June 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bedford. Order to cause John de Insula, knight, to have seisin of a messuage in Shefford which Alexander son of John Ever of Shefford held, who abjured the realm for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said messuage has been in his hand for a year and a day, that Alexander held it of John and that Henry de Chalfhunte had the year, day and waste thereof, and ought to answer therefor to the king.
Membrane 9.
May 5.
Rising.
To John de Stryvelyn and his fellows, justices appointed to enquire concerning wool and wool-fells not coketted or customed taken out of ports and other maritime places in co. Northumberland to parts beyond. Order to take a reasonable fine from Thomas Warde of Neulande, having consideration to the quantity of his delict, and when they have taken it and have taken security for the payment thereof by a mainprise or otherwise, to release him from prison, certifying the king in chancery concerning that fine, as Thomas has besought the king to order a reasonable fine to be taken from him and to cause him to be released from prison, as he is indicted before those justices for wool taken by him to parts beyond, and he is imprisoned for that cause. By C.