Close Rolls, Edward III: November 1346

Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 8, 1346-1349. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1905.

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'Close Rolls, Edward III: November 1346', in Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 8, 1346-1349, (London, 1905) pp. 165-170. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-close-rolls/edw3/vol8/pp165-170 [accessed 13 April 2024]

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November 1346

Nov. 14.
Westminster.
Robert Fitz Johan de Shyryngton acknowledges that he owes to Simon son of Thomas de la Haye of Foxcote 40l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham.
Nov. 13.
Windsor.
To Robert Fraunceys. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to be before the council on the morrow of St. Nicholas next to answer to the things which will then be laid against him on the king's part.
Memorandum that Robert has a day before the council on the octaves of Hilary next, to answer in the form aforesaid.
Nov. 14.
The Tower.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to take John Noldyng, late weigher in the port of that town and to have him and the weighing beam before the council at Westminster on the morrow of St. Nicholas next, to answer for his contempt and further to do and receive what shall be ordained by the council, as the king committed to John de Welhous the office of weighing wool in that port, to hold during pleasure, and ordered John Noldyng to deliver to him the beam for weighing wool in that port and all other things touching the said office, by indenture. By C.
1346. Membrane 11d.
Nov. 2.
The Tower.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to continue in the same state in which it now is, until further order, the plea pending between Thomas Brewere of London and John de Wesenham and John Pyel and also the plea by another writ between John de Bedeford, 'wolmongere,' and the said John and John, upon the restitution of certain goods of Thomas and John de Bedeford, lost at sea, they assert, through the default of John and John, and to send the tenor of the record and process held thereupon to chancery without delay. By C.
Memorandum that the king appointed Robert de Mounceaux, his serjeant at arms, and the sheriff of Kent to take John son of Richard Wardedieu of Bodyham and John de Boxhurst of Sandherst, by reason of certain misdeeds and suspicions, and to seize their lands, goods and chattels, and afterwards Ed[mund] de Knelle, knight, John de Beggebury, Hamo atte Gate, Thomas de Congherst, William de Betryngdenne and Henry Wardedieu mainperned to have John and John before the king in chancery on the quinzaine of Michaelmas to answer for the premises, on which day John and John came, and a day was given to them in chancery on the morrow of All Souls following, on which day they also came to stand to right, and on that day it was proclaimed at Westminster that if any one wished to say anything against them, he should come before the chancellor to do so, and because no one then came, and John and John found John Wardedieu, Thomas de Congherst, William de Glasbrok, John de Grofherst, John de Ofham of co. Sussex, John de Beggebury, Hamo atte Gate, Hugh Wolf and Thomas de Cranebrok of co. Kent, who mainperned to have them ready when the king or any other should wish to speak against them, it was said that John and John should go without a day by that mainprise.
Nov. 16.
Westminster.
Edmund son of John Amory acknowledges that he owes to William de Newenham, clerk, 4 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
Nov. 10.
The Tower.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Thomas son of Maurice, earl of Dessemond, has besought the king to provide for the maintenance of his wife and children, as he is indicted for certain felonies and trespasses in Ireland, and he has come to England by a mainprise to stand to right upon the premises, and has long stayed there, and he has not wherewith to maintain himself, his wife and their children, with him because all his lands, goods and chattels in Ireland have been taken into the king's hand for the cause aforesaid: the king therefore orders the said treasurer and barons to take an inquisition upon the true value of those lands, their yearly value and for how much answer is made yearly to the king and of what they were worth before they were taken, and to certify him thereupon with all speed. By C.
Nov. 18.
The Tower.
Henry de Frowyk acknowledges that he owes to John de Dallyng, citizen and mercer of London, 15l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex.
Cancelled on payment.
Nov. 10.
The Tower.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to continue until further order in the same state in which it now is the plea between John Champion and John de Wesenham and John Pyel, and the plea between Henry de Aston and the said John and John, upon the restitution of the goods of John Champion and Henry, lost at sea, they assert, by the negligence of the said John and John. By C.
Nov. 20.
Windsor.
To Thomas le Botiller, knight, William de Peyto, Roger de Brugg and Robert de Shareshull. Order to supersede the execution of their appointment to enquire who are bound to repair and maintain the bridge of Pershore now broken, and to do other things, and not to intermeddle further in the matter, as the king has appointed other lieges for this by another commission.
To William de Bello Campo 'le pyere,' knight, Thomas le Botiller, knight, Walter de Shekenhurst, Peter de Grete, Thomas de Sloghtre, John de Stone and Nicholas de Rook. Order to receive Geoffrey de Aston to take an inquisition as above concerning the bridge of Pershore, for which the king has appointed them, so that they do not proceed to do anything in that appointment in Geoffrey's absence.
Nov. 23.
The Tower.
Robert de Bekyngham acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 40s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham.
Cancelled on payment.
Nov. 20.
The Tower.
To the taxers and collectors in co. Norfolk of the tenth and fifteenth last granted. Order to receive both the king's money of gold and his money of silver offered to them, and to answer therefor to the king, as the men of Lenne have shown the king that although they are ready to pay the portion of the tenth and fifteenth for the term of All Saints last in the king's money of gold, yet the taxers and collectors have hitherto refused to receive that money, contrary to the ordinance and proclamation.
Nov. 8.
Windsor.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Henry le Scrop, knight, who is staying in the king's service upon the safe custody of the marches of England towards Scotland, to have respite until the quinzaine of Easter next for 69l. which the king caused to be paid to Geoffrey le Scrop, his father, upon his wages, for going as an envoy to the parts of Araz and returning thence, and which are exacted from Henry, Geoffrey's heir, as a prest made to Geoffrey. By C.
Nov. 18.
The Tower.
Thomas son and heir of Henry de Bydyk acknowledges that he owes to Robert Oweyn of Pulteneye 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Middlesex.
Cancelled on payment.
Nicholas de Bolevill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard Cheyne 26 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Somerset.
Cancelled on payment.
John Norreys of Eton near Wyndesore acknowledges that he owes to William de Newenham, clerk, 48l. 15s.; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham.
Nov. 28.
The Tower.
Richard de Drayton, John de Estbury and Nicholas de Stevyngton acknowledge that they owe to Roger de Cloun and John de Drayton 60l.; to be levied etc. in co. Berks.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by Roger.
Nov. 29.
The Tower.
Emma late the wife of John de Oddyngseles, knight, acknowledges that she owes to Master Reginald Brian, clerk, 128l.; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford.
1346. Membrane 10d.
Enrolment of assignment of dower to Cecily late the wife of William le Scrop, tenant in chief, whom John de Clopton married, made at York before Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York, on 23 November, 19 Edward III, in the presence of Ed[mund] de Denum, attorney of Sir William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, keeper of the lands which belonged to William Lescrop in that county by the grant of Queen Philippa, to whom the king committed the custody of all the lands which belonged to William Lescrop in that county, to hold until Richard, his brother and heir, should come of age; imprimis, the manor of Estboulton in that county with the services and rents of free tenants and villeins and their suits and issue and all appurtenances; also the following manors and lands in that county in Westboulton, Boulton Kellok, Wendeslawe, Dounum, Caldewell, Wermesworth, Waddeworth, Alverlay, Arkesay, Bontelay and Edelyngton, with all their appurtenances, which are extended at 54l. 14s. 4d. yearly, of all the lands which belonged to William in that county, at his death, which are extended at 164l. 3s. yearly.
Enrolment of assignment of dower to the said Cecily, made at Beiford, co. Hertford, before the escheator in that county on 22 April, 20 Edward, with the assent of John, archbishop of Canterbury and of Bartholomew de Burghassh, the elder, general attorneys of the earl of Northampton, who has the custody of all the lands which belonged to William Lescrop in that county, of the grant of Queen Philippa, to whom the king committed the custody of all those lands, to hold until the said heir should come of age; imprimis, the escheator delivered to John de Clopton and Cecily, by the view and assignment of Geoffrey Amyce, Roger Elis, Robert le Smith of Brigynden, William West, John atte Cherche and John le Voulere, jurors, who measured all those lands, a cowshed near a small gate and a small grange situated together, also an upper chamber upon the chief part, with all appendices and a portion with a stable near it, with free access; also a third part of a sheepfold there on the west and a third part of a garden called 'Clerkeshawe,' on the west with hedges and ditches; a parcel of garden lying behind the long house, with hedges and ditches, and with a small door there between the upper chamber and the long house, and a third part of the profit of a dovecote when it falls in [etc. as at page 141 above].
Enrolment of assignment of dower to the said Cecily, made at Casterton by John de Trehampton, escheator in co. Rutland, on Wednesday after Midsummer, 20 Edward III, in the presence of Sir John de Casterton, chaplain, keeper of the land of Sir William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, which belonged to William le Scrop in co. Rutland, of the grant of Queen Philippa, to whom the king committed the custody of all the lands which belonged to William to hold until Richard, his brother and heir, should come of age, to wit: all the houses on either side of the great gate, extending towards the highway of Casterton on the south part of the chief messuage, to wit, a great grange and stable on the east of the door of the chamber under the gates and all houses with the house of the dovecote on the west of the gate towards the house of the granary; a small grange on the south towards the door of the grange on the north, and of the north part of the door of the grange all the curtilage within the close of that messuage, towards the south of the granary, and from thence all the garden extending to the field on the west, along the highway on the south and a third part of a croft within that close from the north of the kitchen to the river bank on the north, and extending to the wall of the field on the west; and a third part of a sheepfold extending to the highway on the north without the said close, with a third part of a croft pertaining to that house; also 12s. of the tenement of William Yole; 5s. of that of Henry Scriveyn; 4s. 6d. of that of Margery Broun; 4s. of Nicholas Edy; 4d. of the tenement of William atte Milne; 3s. of that of John de Stowe; also of arable land in Estfeld, to wit in Silbehawe 18 acres, Bythefrerebalk 1 acre, in the west field at Brodforth 8 acres, at Brodmedue 5 acres, at Wernelpole 5 acres, in Mydilfeld upon Weldonewong 16 acres, in The Strete 3 acres, a meadow in Westhalfthe Thown 1½ acres of meadow, in the Brodmedue 3 acres, in the Milneholm 1 acre of meadow, in Matheumedue 1 acre of meadow.
Enrolment of assignment of dower made to the said Cecily at Medeburn by John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester, on 2 February, 20 Edward III, in the presence of Ed[mund] de Denum, attorney of William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, to whom Queen Philippa [etc. as above] and also in the presence of William Lescrop, parson of Medeburn church, Hugh de Hunynton and others: of 1 acre of land, 9s. 2d. rent in Medeburn from two tenements there, to wit of Magota late the wife of Robert Watteson and Isabel Halyok and of a fourth part of a view of frankpledge there, yearly; a selion of land of the said acre of land, which is a third part thereof, and it lies in Mershdalefeld, near the land of Robert de Medebourn and extends to the bank called 'le E,' and 3s. 0½d. rent of the said 9s. 2d. rent for the third part and a third part of the said fourth part of the view of frankpledge; there are no other profits there whereof she can be dowered.
Sept. 24.
Westminster.
To the mayor and community of Cambridge. Order to cause a bailiff for that town to be elected in place of William de Lolleworth, whom the king has charged to survey the purveyance of victuals in certain places.
Nov. 15.
The Tower.
To William de Shareshull, William Basset, Edward de Cretyng and Roger de Virly. Order to supersede until further order the execution of the king's letters appointing them to be justices to hear and determine divers trespasses committed on William Spynk and Richard Spynk, by Thomas, bishop of Ely, and others, in cos. Norfolk and Cambridge it is said. By C.
Nov. 29.
The Tower.
Robert de Sibthorp, parson of Skeldynghop church, diocese of Lincoln, acknowledges that he owes to John de Repynghale of Thorp, and Adam de Flanbergh, chaplain, 800l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Lincoln.
Membrane 9d.
Enrolment of acknowledgment of receipt by William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, from Sir Laurence de Hastyng, earl of Pembroke, by the hands of Robert de Eleford, receiver of this money, of 525 marks in part payment of 1,050 marks in which Laurence is bound to him to be paid at All Saints and at Whitsuntide following, for which Laurence has leased to him the manors of Filungle, with all the rent there, of Astone Cauntelo, co. Warwick, and of Wigynton, co. Stafford. Dated at London in the house of Richard de Lamehethe, fishmonger, in the parish of St. Andreu, near Estchepe, the last day of October, 20 Edward III.
Memorandum that the said earl of Huntyngdon came into chancery on 20 November, and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Nov. 20.
The Tower.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Walter de Bermyngeham to have respite until the quinzaine of Midsummer next for rendering his account, as he has besought the king to order the distraint made upon him for that cause to be superseded for the time that he is in the king's service, as he is charged in the account of Thomas Crosse, late keeper of the great wardrobe, with 145l. 16d. received upon the wages of himself and his men, then setting out in the king's service from Ireland to Scotland, and he is distrained to render account therefor, and he is so occupied on the king's affairs in Ireland, that he cannot come before the treasurer and barons to do so.
Nov. 11.
The Tower.
To William Basset and his fellows, justices of assize in co. York. Order to continue in the same state in which it now is the assize which William Outhorn arrames before them for tenements in Athewyk, against Hugh de Ever, who is staying in the king's service in parts beyond the sea, while he is in that service, or until further order, in accordance with the ordinance.
By p.s. [17900.]