Close Rolls, Edward III: March 1347

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: March 1347', in Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 8, 1346-1349, (London, 1905) pp. 243-250. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-close-rolls/edw3/vol8/pp243-250 [accessed 12 April 2024]

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March 1347

March 8.
Reading.
John de Thornhull, parson of Raureth church, diocese of London, acknowledges that he owes to William de Gaytegang, clerk, 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
Enrolment of grant by John Pyncelegle of Genoa, citizen of London, and Katherine his wife to William atte Castelle, citizen and haubergier of London, of all that tenement with its appurtenances which they formerly held jointly of the gift and enfeoffment of Richard son and heir of Thomas Brian called 'Fairher' of Suthwerk, in the marsh of the bishop of Winchester in the parish of St. Margaret, Suthwerk, situate in breadth between the highway upon the bank of the Thames towards the north and the tenement of William atte Fen which belonged to John Hauekyn, towards the south, and in length from the highway called 'la Melleweye' towards the east, to the tenement which belonged to Lucy Waryn towards the west. Witnesses: Alan Ferthyng, Geoffrey Pecok, Richard Feirher, Richard de Rothyng, Robert de Daventre, Thomas Payn, John de Idyngham. Dated at Suthwerk on Monday the feast of St. Gregory the Pope, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that John and Katherine came into chancery at Westminster on the said day and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Enrolment of release by Nicholas de Pelham to John Eustace of Astonclinton of all his right and claim in all the lands and rents which may come to him by hereditary right after the death of John de Pelham his brother, in the parish of Trenge and the towns of Aldebury, Pendele and Wygenton. Witnesses: John Aynel, Thomas de Abyndon, Robert de Chetindon, William de Merston, Philip Wederore. Dated at Trenge on Sunday, 18 March, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that Nicholas came into chancery at the church of St. Clement Danes without the bar of the New Temple, London, and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Enrolment of release by Maurice de Berkele and Edward de Sancto Johanne 'le neveu,' to Richard earl of Arundel, of all their right and claim in the castle, town and manor of Arundell, co. Sussex, the manor of Estden and Sangelton in the same county, the manor of Stansted and Bourne in the same county, the manor of Palyngham, Donhurst and Leghe in the same county, the manor of Wollayngton, Grafham and Alveredesham in the same county, the manor of Leuemenstre in the same county, the manor of Cockyng in the same county, the manor of Polyng in the same county, the manor of Northstoke in the same county, the manor of Wepham in the same county, the manor of Ofham in the same county, the manor of Storneton in the same county, the manor of Preston in the same county, the manor of Esthamptonet in the same county, and in the castle, town and manor of Clone in the march of Wales, the castle, town and manor of Osewaldestre in the same march, the manor of Ruton in the same march and the manors of Bokenhull, co. Salop, the manor of Clombury in the same county, the manor Dodynton in the same county, the manor of Hethe in the same county, the manor of Stretton in the same county, the manor of Westhope in the same county, the manor of Lidleye in the same county, the manor of Conede in the same county, the manor of Acton Rounde in the same county, the manor of Wroxcestre in the same county, the manor of Upton in the same county, the manor of Dalile in the same county, the castle, town and manor of Shrewardyn in the same county, the manor of Trogford and Houle, co. Chester, the manor of Chepyngnorton, co. Oxford, the manor of Wenge, co. Buckingham, the manor of Milham, co. Norfolk, the manor of Kyvele, co. Wilts, the moiety of the manor of Bulkynton in the same county, the manor of Knyghton in the same county, and in the manors of Westhamptonet, Wolbedyng, Pynkhurst, Foer and Overfold, co. Sussex, the manor of High Rothyng, co. Essex, the manor of Ouesham in the same county, the manor of Pritewell in the same county, the manor of Gynge Margarete in the same county, the manor of Wolfhamstou in the same county, the manor of Childescanefeld in the same county, the manor of Alghamston, co. Salop, the manor of Hyntes in the same county, the castle, town and manor of Castleacre, co. Norfolk, the manor of Beston in this same county, the manor of Tyborn, co. Middlesex, and the manor of Medmenham, co. Buckingham, to hold with the knights' fees, advowsons and all other things pertaining thereto. Witnesses: John de Bohun of Midhurst, Edward de Sancto Johanne, Thomas de Brewose, Roger Lestraunge, John Lestraunge, John de Leyburn, John son of John de Cherleton, Thomas West, Walter de Hopton, Baldwin de Frivill, John le Botiller. Dated at Arundell on Saturday after SS. Peter and Paul, 19 Edward III.
Memorandum that the king by writ of privy seal dated near Caleys on 30 January ordered the chancellor to cause the preceding deed, which Maurice and Edward acknowledged before the king on that day, to be enrolled, and it is enrolled by virtue of that order.
March 21
Reading.
William de Aumarle, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Gogh, parson of Slapton church, 17 marks 11s. 8d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Devon.
March 6.
Reading.
To Thomas Fabel, Edmund Botiller, Thomas Bastard and the sheriff of Essex. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to be attendant upon levying and collecting 40s. of all knights' fees in that county whether held of the king or of others for the aid to make the king's eldest son a knight, for which and other things the king appointed them and John de Boys, without awaiting John's presence, so that answer for the money of the aid be made speedily to the king, that his affairs be not retarded, whereby he would have cause to punish them, as John cannot be attendant upon the premises, as has been testified before the Council by trustworthy persons, wherefore the king has discharged him thereof. By C.
March 20.
Reading.
To the abbot and convent of Thame. Order to send a strong horse not (euitum) to chancery to carry the rolls, so that it be there on the quinzaine of Easter next, to be delivered to David de Wolloure, keeper of the said rolls. By K.
Membrane 25d.
March 9.
Reading.
John de Staunton, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 10 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
March 14.
Reading.
David de Stifford acknowledges that he owes to John de Marton, clerk, 10l.; to be levied etc. in co. Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
March 17.
Reading.
John Gogh, clerk, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby, clerk of the hanaper, 8l. 9s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Devon.
Cancelled on payment.
Enrolment of indenture made at London on 16 March, 21 Edward III, between the king and Sir John de Mountgomery testifying that John has undertaken the office of admiral towards the west, and he will be one of thirty men at arms, including nine knights and a banneret and he will also have with him thirty archers and will take the customary wages of war for himself and the said men and 3d. a day for each archer, and will be paid those wages for the first quarter, beginning at Easter next, and if it behove him to increase the said number of his men by sudden news of enemies he may retain more men during the necessity at the same wages, paid quarterly, and of the forfeitures which occur while John holds the office one half shall go to the king and the other half to the admiral, and the king undertakes to keep all the agreements with John, and if he be not paid as aforesaid he shall certify the king or his council thereof, and if he is not then paid within a month he may leave his office and intermeddle no further therewith. French.
A like indenture to Sir John Howard for the admiralship towards the North for as many men, of whom six shall be knights and one a banneret. French.
March 14.
Reading.
To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause proclamation to be made that merchants and other subjects of the king who wish to complain of damages inflicted by the subjects of the king of Castile, whether by land or by sea, shall go before the seneschal of Gascony, Bernard Ezii, lord of Lebret, the mayor and constable of Bordeaux, appointed with other lieges to hear them, with the commissary of the said king of Castile, at Bayonne, at Midsummer next, to lay their complaints and further to do and receive what shall seem just in the matter, as the king has appointed the said lieges to hear and determine such claims with the said commissary, and also the complaints laid against the king's subjects by those of the said king. By C.
[Fœdera.]
The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.]
March 19.
Reading.
To the sheriff of Devon. Order not to demise any distraints taken by the collectors of the biennial tenth and fifteenth last granted in that county by any plevin or to hold any plea or processes thereupon, but to aid them in levying and collecting the tenth and fifteenth, causing proclamation to be made that no lords of liberties shall presume to release any distraints made by the collectors in their liberties by such plevin, upon pain of the loss of their liberties or to hold any pleas or processes thereupon, but shall permit the collectors to make distraints there until the tenth and fifteenth are fully paid, as the king is informed that Ivo de Fishacre and Ralph Brit, the collectors in that county, have taken divers distraints from men of the county who have refused to pay the tenth and fifteenth and at the plaint of those from whom the distraints were made the sheriff has demised the distraints by plevin, and has held a plea and made various processes thereupon. By C.
Enrolment of release by William de Lambheth, the king's clerk, to Henry de Hatton, his kinsman, of all his right and claim in all the lands and rents with their appurtenances which he lately granted to Henry and confirmed by his charter of enfeoffment, in the parish of St. Mary, Northlambheth. Witnesses: Walter le Bakere, Thomas Ode, John de Stodham, John Sparwe, Richard le Botiller. Dated at Northlambheth on Tuesday after the Annunciation, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that William came into chancery at London on 27 March and acknowledged the preceding deed.
March 13.
Reading.
To John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who supplies his place. Order to receive Walter de Maundevill of Ireland, knight, taken in the king's army before Caleys, brought to England by Guy de Bryan and delivered to John de Dale, the king's serjeant at arms, to be taken to the Tower, from the said John, and to keep him safely until further order. By p.s.
[Fœdera.]
March 12.
Reading.
To the same. Order to deliver Master Nicholas de Staneweye, who is detained in the Tower at the suit of John de Veer, earl of Oxford, for a prisoner of France, taken in France, brought to England and eloigned by him, it is said, to John Oliver of Staneweye, who has mainperned for him with the earl's consent. By C.
Membrane 24d.
March 11.
Reading.
Ralph, baron of Stafford, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John le Straunge of Whitchirche 1,000l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Stafford.
John le Straunge of Whitchirche, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Ralph, baron of Stafford 500 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Salop.
Enrolment of indenture made between Sir Ralph, baron of Stafford and Sir John Lestraunge of Whitchirche testifying that it is agreed between them that Fouke, John's son, between now and Whitsuntide next shall marry Elizabeth, Ralph's daughter, and John shall enfeoff Fouk and Elizabeth with 200 marks of land in the counties of Salop and Chester, to hold to themselves and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to John in default thereof, and of the remainder of the lands with the fees and advowsons which John holds whether jointly with Enkarette his wife or alone, except 100l. of land which are not of the manors of Whitchirche, Dudyngton, Corfham, or Chalkton, which he holds alone, John and his wife shall enfeoff by fine Richard de Brewode, chaplain, William de Bikerton, clerk, and William's heirs, so that after John's death the said tenements shall remain to Fouk and his heirs by Elizabeth, or in default, to John's right heirs, and of the lands, fees and advowsons held jointly by John and Enkarette, Richard and William shall grant them by fine to John and Enkarette to hold for their lives, with remainder as aforesaid and Ralph for the said marriage shall give John 1,000l., to wit 500 marks at Whitsun next, 500 marks at the quinzaine of Michaelmas following and 500 marks at the quinzaine of Easter following, and if John fail in the said agreement or Ralph pay the 1,000l. to him as aforesaid, then the preceding recognisance for 1,000l. shall be null and void, and Ralph grants that if Elizabeth live to the age of thirteen years then the preceding recognisance for 500 marks made to him by John shall be null and void, and Ralph shall purchase at his cost from the king a charter of licence that John may enfeoff Fouk and Elizabeth with the said 200 marks of land to hold as aforesaid, and that Fouk and Elizabeth, after they are married, shall remain at John's charge until Elizabeth is of the age of thirteen, and that John shall have the ward of the 200 marks of land until Elizabeth has reached that age. Witnesses: Sir William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, Sir William de Shareshull, Sir Richard de Stafford, Sir Thomas de Ferers, and Master Edmund Mortayn. Dated at London on 12 March, 21 Edward III. French.
Memorandum that both Ralph and John came into chancery at London on 12 March, and acknowledged the preceding indenture.
Enrolment of release by William Oliver, citizen and 'stockfisshmongere' of London, to Henry de Braghyng, citizen and 'stokfisshmongere' of London, of all his right and claim in all the lands which Henry lately held of his grant in the towns and parishes of Camerwelle and Pecham, co. Surrey. Witnesses: John Lovekyn, Walter de Mordon, Adam Lucas, John de Alton, William de Bradeleie, citizens of London, Henry de Bekwelle, John de Wye, Stephen de Bertlynghurst, Thomas Ode, Thomas Stameer. Dated at Camerwell on Tuesday the morrow of St. Gregory, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 13 March, and acknowledged the preceding deed.
March 15.
Reading.
William de Acton of Thresk acknowledges that he owes to John de Thresk, clerk, 7l. 13s. 4d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. York.
March 17.
Reading.
Henry de Tideswell of Staunford acknowledges that he owes to John de Pulteneye, knight, 5,000 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln.
Cancelled on payment.
Roger de Wollesthorp of Grantham acknowledges that he owes to John de Pulteneye, knight, 5,000 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln.
Cancelled on payment.
March 12.
Reading.
To Richard de Kelleshull. Order to supersede until further order the taking of a jury between the king and William bishop of Norwich, which remains before Richard by writ of nisi prius by process made for certain contempts made by the bishop upon the king, it is said. By C.
The like to the same Richard for Master John de O and Master Simon de Sudbury. By C.
March 20.
Reading.
Edmund de Cheyne, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Newenham, clerk, 16s. 8d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Somerset.
Cancelled on payment.
March 18.
Reading.
John de Moubray, knight, and Richard de Ardern of London, saddler, acknowledge that they owe to John de Bedeford, citizen and skinner of London, 250l.; to be levied etc. in co. Bedford.
Cancelled on payment.
March 15.
Reading.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to supersede the demand made upon Bartholomew de Burgherssh and Elizabeth his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of Theobald de Verdon, or on their tenants for the debts in which Theobald was bound to the king at his death, if they find, upon inspecting the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, that the king was satisfied for those debts, as Bartholomew and Elizabeth have shown the king that answer has been made to him for those debts, yet the treasurer and barons distrain them and their tenants to pay those debts.
March 22
Reading.
To the collectors in co. Nottingham of the aid of 40s. on all knights' fees to make the king's eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon Ralph de Neville for that aid for the lands which belonged to William de Ros, tenant in chief, and which are in the king's hand owing to the minority of his heirs, as for a certain sum paid down the king committed to Ralph the custody of the said lands to hold until the heir should come of age. By C.
The like to the following, to wit:—
The collectors in co. Lincoln.
The collectors in co. Leicester.
The collectors in co. Rutland.
The collectors in co. Essex for the same Ralph for lands which belonged to Roger de Huntyngfeld.
May 12
Reading.
The collectors in co. Northampton for Thomas de Verdon, Richard Knyve and William de Seymor for the lands which belonged to Thomas Vavasour.
The collectors in co. Northampton for Guy de Bryan for the lands which belonged to Robert Pavely.
July 16
Reading.
The collectors in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk, for Ralph de Nevill for the lands which belonged to Roger de Huntyngfeld.
Membrane 23d.
Enrolment of indenture made between the king and Sir Henry Husee, testifying that Henry has undertaken to remain on the custody of the Isle of Wight until Michaelmas next with forty men at arms and sixty archers, at the king's wages, and he will begin to retain them there at the close of Easter next and will be provided with the wages as may be agreed between the treasurer and him. Dated at Westminster on 22 March, 21 Edward III. French. [Fœdera.]
A like indenture made between the king and Henry Romyn for the custody of Caresbrok castle until Michaelmas with twenty men at arms and twenty archers, to begin at the said close of Easter. French. [Ibid.]
Enrolment of indenture made before Caleys on 14 February, 21 Edward III, testifying that Walter de Chiriton and Gilbert de Wendelingburgh, for themselves and certain merchants, their fellows, will lend to the king 40,000 marks at Brugges in crowns (escuz) at 40d. each, and the king grants that in all the ports of England where Henry Picard does not take 20s. a sack, the said merchants shall receive the 20s. in part payment of the 40,000 marks, and when Henry has been paid what is in arrear to him of that assignment, the merchants shall receive the 20s. in all the ports of England, as Henry received the same, with all the customs and subsidies, except the assignment made to Tideman de Lymbergh of 6,000 marks, for the king's household, and the assignments made to the queen and to Henry Picard, and the fees which are now assigned to the lordships of England, and the assignments made to Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de Swanland and their fellows, now fermors of the customs and subsidies for divers payments and loans which they have made for the king, and the 8d. a sack assigned to Matthew Canaceon; and that the merchants shall receive what is assigned for the king's household upon the buttery and the great wardrobe after Tidman de Lymbergh has been paid the 6,000 marks aforesaid, and the 20s. after Henry Picard has been paid his assignment with all the other customs and subsidies, petty and great, until they are fully paid the 40,000 marks; and to make this loan the king grants that the merchants may enter 20,000l. of the debts which he owes to them or to others, which they can buy, and that they shall have assignment for the same upon the tenths and fifteenths, so that the merchants shall choose in England ten or twelve prelates who shall be receivers of the tenths, and ten or twelve knights and serjeants of counties, who shall be receivers of the fifteenths, and that all the tallies shall be levied in the name of the merchants and delivered to the receivers upon condition that they make surety to the merchants to receive the money assigned to them, and the receivers shall have no discharge towards the court by the tallies delivered to them before they have paid to the merchants the sums due to them and have received their acquittance, and the treasurer shall agree with the receivers what he will pay or allow to them for their costs; and the king wishes 500 marks to be assigned upon the tenths and fifteenth to Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, which he will lend to Sir William Stury, staying in Flanders, after the death of James de Artefeld for the charges and needs of the king in those parts, in part payment of what the king owes to him for his expenses therein, and in case the tenths and fifteenths do not suffice for the said 20,000l. and 500 marks, the merchants may levy and receive what is wanting of the customs and subsidies with the 40,000 marks until they are fully paid for all, and the merchants may freely buy wool and take it from the ports of Southampton and Bristuyt whither they will, rebating the amount of the custom and subsidy thereon in their assignment upon the tenth and fifteenth, and the king promises that no other assignment shall be made upon the customs and subsidies before they are fully paid all the said sums, and all the assignments shall be made to them before Easter next; and for greater surety for the merchants the king wishes his great crown to be delivered to Walter and Gilbert to keep in England under the seals of the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishop of Winchester, the treasurer, until all the accomplishments of all the aforesaid conditions, and the merchants shall not be bound to pay any of the 40,000 marks until Walter and Gilbert have the said crown, and to assure this agreement, the king, the archbishop of Canterbury, the chancellor and treasurer of England, the earl of Northampton, Sir Richard Talbot, the king's steward, Sir Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the king's chamberlain, and Sir John Darcy 'le fitz' bind themselves and have set their seals to this. Dated before Caleys as aforesaid. French.
March 10.
Reading.
To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to supersede until the quinzaine of Easter next the taking of the prior of Kerseye, releasing him without delay if he has already been taken, as although the king ordered the sheriff by writ de judicio to take the prior for a contempt for which he was convicted before the justices of the Bench, yet the king wishes to show favour to him that he may be able to observe Lent according to the rule of his order and that he may pray for the king and his lieges. By K. and C.
March 26.
Reading.
Brother Ralph de Coventre, prior of Wolfricheston and proctor of the abbot and convent of St. Pierre sur Dives in Normandy, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Ferrariis, knight, 140l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Warwick.
Enrolment of a bond by Henry de Hatton to William de Lambheth, the king's clerk, in 100l. as a loan to be paid to him or to his attorney showing these presents at London, at Michaelmas next, for which he binds the lands and rents which he holds of William's gift and enfeoffment in the parish of St. Mary, Northlambhith. Dated at Northlambhith on Friday after the Annunciation, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that Henry came into chancery at London on 30 March and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Feb. 12.
Reading.
John Serle is sent to the abbot and convent of Cerne, to receive such maintenance from that house for life as Peter Pulter, deceased, had there at the king's request.
April 12.
Reading.
To the prior and convent of St. Peter's, Ipswich. Order to deliver to Agnes de Bedyngfeld their letters patent for such yearly pension for life from that house as Nichola late the wife of Gerard de Eltham used to receive there by the king's grant. By p.s.
Membrane 22d.
Enrolment of indenture made between the king and William de Emeldon, clerk, testifying that whereas William will go in the company of Edward de Bailliol, king of Scotland, on the next voyage to Scotland, upon the custody of his great seal, and he will have in his company ten men at arms and ten archers, receiving 2s. a day for himself, 12d. for each of the men at arms and 4d. for each of the archers, to be paid for a quarter, amounting to 69l. 15s. 4d. and 10l. as reward for the quarter, before he goes to Scotland, of the tenths and fifteenths granted beyond Trent, and William shall have his wages and reward quarterly, and for the time that he remains and does not go to war in Scotland, his wages of war shall cease, and his war horses shall be appraised before the clerk appointed for this by the king, and he shall have restitution for such horses lost in war in the company of the king of Scotland, and if it happen that victualling ships cannot reach William to revictual him, after he has entered Scotland, he may recover for this default in England until he can be better victualled, and then he shall be bound to recover in Scotland, and if he does not receive his wages as aforesaid, he may go wherever he wishes, and when the lords of Percy and Nevill return out of Scotland to England William shall not be bound to remain in the company of the king of Scotland, but may return freely to England; and the king's council promises to keep the said agreement and that William's estate in chancery shall be kept for him while he is in that service. Dated at London on 18 March, 21 Edward III. French.
March 28.
Reading.
John de Sherbourn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Henry de Haydok, clerk, 6 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lancaster.
Cancelled on payment.
March 24.
Reading.
Brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, acknowledges for himself and the brethren of the hospital that they owe to Thomas Harewold, citizen of London, 400l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Middlesex.—John de Dyngeleye received the acknowledgment by writ.
Cancelled on payment.
Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas brother Philip de Thame, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, is bound to Thomas Harewold, citizen of London, by the preceding recognisance in 400l., Thomas grants that if the prior pay him or his attorney, in his dwelling house in London, on 22 July next, 1,450 gold florins de Vécu (de scuto), then the recognisance shall be null and void, but otherwise it shall remain in force. Dated at London, on 30 March, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that the prior and Thomas came into chancery at London on 30 March and acknowledged the preceding indenture.