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Close Rolls, Edward III: October 1347

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

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October 1347

Oct. 1.
Thame.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the king's charters and confirmation to the prior of St. Andrew's York, and if they find, after examination of the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer that the prior holds all his lands in co. York in frank almoin, and therefore ought not to be charged with aids for making the king's eldest son a knight or marrying his daughters, then to cause the collectors of the aid for making the king's son a knight in that county to desist from aggrieving the prior and to discharge him of the sums exacted of him, provided that he pay the aid for other lands held by knights' service, newly acquired by him, as the prior has shown the king, that whereas he holds the said lands in frank almoin by royal charters, and the priors have never paid any such aid for them, yet the said collectors exact divers sums from him for those lands as if they were held by knights' service.
The like to the same for the prior of Ellerton.
Membrane 20.
Oct. 5.
Thame.
To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors of Norton and Fenwyk in that county, a messuage and 40 acres of lands and 5 acres of meadow in Fisshelak and Thorne in Haitfeld, restoring the issues thereof to Margery late the wife of Hugh de Hastynges, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that Hugh at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that county, but that he held the said manors jointly with Margery for the term of their lives, of the gift of Ralph de Hastynges, knight, Ed[mund] de Lexham and Nicholas Lammeyr, chaplain, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that Hugh and Margery also jointly held the said tenements in Fisshelak and Thorne for themselves and their heirs, of the gift of John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, and that the said manors, messuage, land and meadow are held of others than the king by divers services.
Oct. 6.
Northampton.
To John de Vaus, escheator in co. Notyngham. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Grymston in that county, restoring the issues thereof to Margery late the wife of Hugh de Hastynges, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh at his death held no lands in chief in that county, but that he held the said manor jointly with Margery for the term of their lives, of the demise of Ed[mund] de Lexham, and that the manor is held of Thomas Bret of Thornhawe by the service of a knight's fee.
To the sheriff of Lincoln, John de Tilneye, Walter de Gloucestr[ia], Robert Arnald of Swafeld, Walter Hildyk of Foston and Robert de Hacunby. Order to execute with speed the things contained in the king's commission to them without awaiting the presence of Richard Pappele of Staunford, as the king lately appointed them to levy and collect the aid of 40s. on knights' fees in the parts of Kesteven, co. Lincoln, for making the king's eldest son a knight, and to do certain other things contained in the king's letters to them, and afterwards by other letters patent the king associated with them William de Brayland, William Breton of Fulbek, Henry de Lughton of Great Hole, William de Wiltelburye of Wythom, Geoffrey West of Theford, Elminus Uttyng of Sleford and the said Richard to execute the premises, and because Richard is a fisherman, and is daily travelling from place to place for the buying and selling of fish, he is unfit to intermeddle with the premises wherefore the king has removed him from that commission. By C.
Oct. 8.
Northampton.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Richard Pappele of Staunford of levying, collecting and receiving the said aid from 6 October last, provided that he answer for what he has received before that day, as the king has discharged him of his office and has ordered the sheriff of Lincoln and the other collectors of the aid in the parts of Kesteven to execute their commission without awaiting his presence [as above]. By C.
Oct. 1.
Northampton.
To the same. Order to supersede the demand made upon William Haunsard for the triple portion of wool, provided that he answer for the wool touching him, as in the parliament held in the 15th year of the reign in which 30,000 sacks of wool were granted to the king, it was ordained that those who did not pay the portions touching them at the appointed terms, should be charged with the triple, and because the name of William is inserted with others in a certificate sent to the exchequer of those who did not pay, 4l. 12s. 4d. are exacted of him as the triple portion at which he was assessed for wool, although he paid it after the lapse of the terms, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy and the king wishes to show favour to him for this turn because of certain reasons shown before the council. By C.
Oct. 7.
Thame.
To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order to deliver to Queen Philippa or to her attorney 297l. 2s. 11d. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her for the maintenance of their children of 891 marks 5s. 9¾d. to be received yearly of the issues of the petty custom in that port.
Oct. 5.
Thame.
To William de Middelton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to assign dower to Maud late the wife of John son and heir of John Burdeleys, tenant in chief, who died while a minor in the king's wardship, of all the lands which belonged to her husband and which were taken into the king's hand by reason of his minority in the presence of John's heirs, if they choose to attend, upon her taking oath the she will not marry without the king's licence.
Mandate to John Dengayne of Teversham, escheator in co. Cambridge, to assign dower to Maud.
The like to William Croyser, escheator in co. Bedford.
Oct. 3.
Thame.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to John de Sapy or to his attorney 3 tuns of the king's prise of wine in that port for the present year, as on 28 April in the 12th year of the reign the king granted that John should receive such fees and robes for life in the king's household as other knights received there, and John afterwards besought the king to grant to him in recompence therefor 3 tuns of wine to be received yearly for life in that port, and in consideration of John's service and because he surrendered the previous letters patent to chancery to be cancelled, the king granted his request.
Membrane 19.
Oct. 1.
Thame.
To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, fermor of the priory of Treweleghe, in the king's hand by reason of the war with those of France. Order to pay to Gawayn Corder or to his attorney, 20l. for Michaelmas term last, 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 ferm of that priory so long as it remains in the king's hand.
Oct. 1.
Thame.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorney, 200l. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 400l. to be received yearly for himself and the heirs male of his body of the issues of the customs in that port until certain lands which others hold for life with reversion to him, come into his hands.
The like to the following, 'mutatis mutandis,' to wit:—
The sheriffs of London for 100l.
The sheriff of Essex for 50l.
To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorney 10l. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20l. to be received yearly of the ferm or issues of that county.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to the said earl or to his attorney 37l. 7s. for Michaelmas term last, as the king granted that the earl and the heirs male of his body should receive 150l. in that port and 150l. in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull, yearly by the hands of the collectors, of the issues of the customs, until certain lands, which others held for life with reversion to him, should come into his hands, and on 26 July last the king granted to William the castle, manor and town of Staunford and the manor and town of Grantham which John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, held for life with reversion to William, to the value of 225l. 6s., and the king wishes William to be satisfied for the remaining 74l. 14s. yearly, and has granted that he shall receive the said sum of the issues of the customs in the port of Boston.
Oct. 3.
Thame.
To the citizens of Chichester. Order to pay to Maud de Pirye, sometime nurse of John de Eltham, the king's brother, and of Joan his sister, or to her attorney, what is in arrear to her of 30l. for Michaelmas term last of the ferm of that city, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 30l. to be received yearly for life of the ferm of that city [as at page 26 above].
Oct. 3.
Thame.
To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery late the wife of Duncan de Frendraght 24 marks 6s. 8d. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 49 marks to be received yearly in aid of her maintenance, during pleasure, by the hands of that sheriff, in recompence for the manor of Briggestok, co. Northampton, which she held at will and which the king assigned to Queen Isabel.
Oct. 8.
Eltham.
To the assessors and collectors of the wool last granted in co. Sussex. Order to supersede the levying of the portion of that wool at which Robert, bishop of Chichester, is assessed among the laity by reason of certain parcels of land in that county which are joined to his bishopric by escheat or which he acquired, as he has lent the king 15 sacks of wool in aid of the war charges, although he is not bound to lend wool of the temporalities of the bishopric in accordance with the form of the grant. By K. and C.
[Fœdera.]
Oct. 3.
Thame.
To Nicholas de Hadham. Order to cause all the corn of the lands of Ed[mund] de Haudlo and Alesia his wife, taken into the king's hand and delivered to Nicholas, to be kept safely without any abstraction until the king is fully certified by the lieges whom he deputed to enquire into the matter, of what pertains to him therein, and until the king has informed him of his will, restoring to Edmund and Alesia their oxen, cows and other animals, as they have besought the king to provide a remedy, as the sheriff of Buckingham, by virtue of an order to seise into the king's hand 2 bovates of land in Borstall and the bailiwick of the forestry of Bernewode, which the king recovered in his court before the justices of the Bench, as pertaining to him by reason of the minority of the heir of John de Haudlo, tenant in chief, so took the said land and bailiwick with all the other lands, goods and chattels of Edmund and Alesia in that town, and delivered them to Nicholas to be kept for the king, by reason of which livery Nicholas caused all the corn growing in the said land and in the lands pertaining to that bailiwick and the lands of Edmund and Alesia in the said town of Burstall, to be mown and sold with their goods and chattels found there, and to be otherwise eloigned. By C.
Membrane 18.
Oct. 1.
Thame.
To Thomas de Sancto Mauro, escheator in co. Wilts. Order not to intermeddle further with the manors, lands and advowsons which he took into the king's hand by reason of the death of John Mauduyt of Somerford restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned, by inquisition taken by the escheator, that John at his death held no lands in chief or of any other in his demesne as of fee in that county but that he held the manors of Somerford Mauduyt and Whitele, and the advowsons of the church of the manor of Somerford and of the chapel of the manor of Whytele, and a messuage, 2 carucates of land, 6 acres of meadow and 5s. rent in Farnhull in that county jointly with Agnes his wife, for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, by a fine levied in the king's court, and he also held a messuage, 2 virgates of land and a moiety of an acre of meadow in Fontel Giffard and the advowson of the church of that town, jointly with John Inge, knight, who survives, for the lives of the said John and John, and that all the aforesaid manors, lands and advowsons are held of others than the king by divers services.
Oct. 7.
Thame.
To John de Alveton, escheator in co. Oxford. Order to take the fealty of Agnes late the wife of John Mauduyt of Somerford, according to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further with the manor of Broghton, a messuage and a carucate of land in Netherfilkynge and a fourth part of the town of Stanlake, co. Oxford, restoring the issues thereof to her, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held the premises jointly with Agnes, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the said manor is held in chief by the service of paying 13s. 4d. to the exchequer by the hands of the sheriff of the county, and the messuage, land and fourth part are held of others than the king by divers services.
Oct. 8.
Northampton.
To Thomas Cary, escheator in co. Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Belle and the advowson of the church there, restoring the issues thereof to Agnes late the wife of Herbert de Sancto Quintino, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Herbert at his death held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee in that bailiwick but that he held the said manor and advowson jointly with Agnes for their lives of the grant of Robert, bishop of Salisbury, and that the manor is held of Elizabeth de Burgo as of the honour of Gloucester, by knights' service.
Sept. 10.
Thame.
To the collectors in the ports of Exeter, Topesham and Keinton of the subsidy of 2s. the sack of wool and 6d. the pound. Order to permit Edward prince of Wales and Tidemannus Lymbergh, his attorney to take their tin out of those ports by sea or land, quit of the said subsidy of 6d. the pound, restoring to the prince or to his said attorney anything which they have received from them for tin so taken out of the realm from 4 August last, as all the tin in cos. Devon and Cornwall is and has long been in the prince's hand and he has made divers loans and other provisions thereupon for the necessary expenses of the war of France, where he has made continued stay for a year and more, for which he cannot conveniently be satisfied if he is charged with the said subsidy, and the king does not wish such provisions and loans to be impeded, especially as the ships taking the tin out of the realm go at the prince's cost.
By p.s. [18854.]
The like to the collectors of the same subsidy in the following ports, to wit:—
In the port of the towns of Truru and Penryn and all other neighbouring places and in the ports of Falemuth, Hailleford and Gilly.
In the port of the town of Padestowe and all other places in those parts where ships etc. as far as Langeshipes.
In the port of the town of Tyngemuth.
In the ports of the towns of Seton and Sidemuth.
In the port of the town of Dertemuth, Brikesham, Peynton, Kyngeswere and Toteneys.
In the port of the town of Portesmuth, Kyngesbrigg and Yalem[ue].
In the port of the town of Plummuth and all other places on the River Tamare.
In the port of the town of Loo on either side of Portpery.
In the port of the town of Lostwithiel, Fowy, Polruan and Truardrayt.
In the port of the town of Bernestaple, Bideford, Apelder, Ilforthcombe and in all other places where ships etc. there.
In the port of the town of Lyme.
Here the king returned from parts beyond the sea, as appears in a memorandum on the dorse of this roll.
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of Stratford. Order to be answerable to John son and heir of Ed[mund] de Wodestok, earl of Kent, for 11l. 12d. from 27 August last, as the late king on 6 November in the 13th year of his reign, granted to Edmund, among other lands, and to the heirs of his body, 20l. yearly rent of the ferm of 22l. 2s. which the abbot and convent used to render to the king for the manors of Sudbury and Hamme, co. Essex, and he ordered them to be attendant upon Edmund for the said 20l., and afterwards, on its being found by certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer that the abbot and convent were only bound to render 11l. 12d. for the said ferm, the late king ordered them to be answerable to Edmund for that sum, and on the said 27 August the present king granted to John all the lands which are of his inheritance, in the king's hands by reason of his minority, to hold until he come of age in aid of his maintenance. (fn. 1) By p.s.
Oct. 26.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay the following wages and the arrears thereof, to wit: to the porter of each gate of that castle, receiving 4d. a day; to Thomas le Rotour, one of the viewers of the king's works, receiving 2d. a day; to John de Wyndesore, gardener of the garden without the castle, receiving 2½d. a day; to four watchmen of the castle, receiving 2d. a day each, and to Ralph de la More, clerk of the king's works in the castle, receiving 2d. a day.
To the same. Order to pay to Gilbert Pypot, the king's fletcher in that castle, what is in arrear to him of his customary wages from the time of the constable's appointment and to pay him such wages henceforth and the other things necessary for his office.
To the same. Order to pay to Ralph de Dodlesford what is in arrear to him of his customary wages and to pay him such wages henceforth, as the king committed to him the office of surveyor of his works in Wyndesore castle, in his manor and parks of Wyndesore, of the palings and hedges about the new and old parks of Wyndesore, in his manor of Kenyngton and of the enclosure of the wall and paling about his park of Kenyngton, to hold during pleasure, receiving in that office such wages as Alexander le Peytour, deceased, used to receive therein.
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh for the present or the future. Order to pay to John Darcy, son and heir of John Darcy, 'le piere,' or to his attorney, 66l. of the ferm of that town, yearly, in accordance with the king's grant to John the father of 183l. 6s. 8d. to be received yearly for himself and his heirs, to wit 39 marks 10s. of the issues of co. Nottingham, by the hands of the sheriff, 90l. 16s. 8d. of the ferm of Newcastle upon Tyne, and 66l. of the ferm of Scardeburgh, for the life of Mary, countess of Pembroke, who holds certain lands with reversion to John and his heirs.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Boston. Order to pay to Queen Isabel or to her attorney, 250l. for Michaelmas term last in accordance with the king's grant to her of 1,500l., to wit 500l. in each of the ports of London, Boston and Kyngeston upon Hull, to be received yearly for life.
The like to the following:—
The collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London.
The collectors of the same custom in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull.
Membrane 17.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to William de Melchebourn, the king's merchant, 10l. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him for his labours for the redemption of the king's great crown, which he brought to England, of 20l. to be received yearly for life of the great and petty customs in that port.
Oct. 18.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of Stratford. Order to be attendant upon and answerable to John son and heir of Ed[mund] de Wodestok, earl of Kent, for 9l. 11s. 0½d. of a rent of 20l. if that sum is in the king's own hand, from 27 August last, as the king granted to the said earl 20l. yearly rent of the ferm of 22l. 2s. which the abbot and convent used to render yearly at the exchequer for the manors of Sudbury and Hamme, co. Essex, for himself and the heirs of his body, and on the said 27th day the king granted to John all the lands which are of his inheritance, in the king's hand by reason of his minority, to hold until he should come of age, in aid of his maintenance. By p.s.
Oct. 18.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the demand made upon the escheator in co. York for the issues of the lands which belonged to Thomas de Drypol in Pauleflete in the liberty of Holdernesse, which were seised into the king's hand by the escheator by reason of the outlawry of Thomas for divers felonies committed by him for which lands the escheator in that liberty is charged by the ministers of the king's chamber, to answer at that chamber, as Nicholas de Bokelond, auditor of the accounts of the chamber, has testified before the king in chancery, as the king has reserved to his chamber the said liberty and all the profits pertaining to him therein.
By letter of the seal called 'Griffoun.'
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford. Order to pay to John Brocaz, the king's yeoman, or to his attorney, what is in arrear to him of 20l yearly from 27 March in the 12th year of the reign, and to pay him that sum henceforth, in accordance with the king's grant to him on that day of 20l. to be received yearly of the ferm of that town until the king shall provide him with 20l. yearly of land or rent in the realm, for life.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
Robert de Bilkemor and Robert his son, imprisoned at Marlebergh for trespass of vert and venison, have a writ to Thomas de Berkele, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, to bail them.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to pay to Robert de Burghcher 50l. for Michaelmas term last in accordance to the king's grant to him on 20 December in the 14th year of the reign, when he was chancellor, in recompence for 100l. which Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester granted to him for life, and which he 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.
Oct. 21.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Hertford for the present or the future. Order to pay to Thomas atte Chirche, the king's serjeant, 7½d. daily, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 20 October last of 7½d. for his wages to be received daily of the issues of that county, for life. Et erat patens.
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, 10l. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20l. to be received yearly of the issues of that county.
Oct. 15.
Westminster.
To John de Alveton, escheator in co. Berks. Order to deliver to Elizabeth late the wife of Ed[mund] de Sancto Johanne, son and heir of Hugh de Sancto Johanne, tenant in chief, a third part of the manor of Shottewell, to hold in dower, as of the lands which belonged to Hugh and which were taken into the king's hand by reason of Edmund's minority, who died under age in the king's wardship, the king assigned the following lands to Elizabeth to hold in dower, to wit: a third part of the manor of Halfnaket, co. Sussex, extended at 17l. 6s. 72/3d. yearly; a third part of the manor of Walberton, in the same county, extended at 9l. 10s. 3⅓d. yearly; a third part of the manor of Bernham in that county, extended at 9l. 10s. 2d. yearly; a third part of the manor of Middelton in that county, extended at 4l. 15s. 91/6d. yearly; a third part of the manor of Neubury, co. Kent, extended at 3l. 6s. 8d. yearly; a third part of the manor of Basyngg, co. Southampton, extended at 17l. 16s. 3½d. yearly; a third part of the bailiwick of the forestry of Pambere in that county, which is not extended; a third part of the manor of Bromle in the same county, extended at 6l. 16s. 62/3d. yearly; a third part of the manor of Abboteston in the same county, extended at 5l. 5s. 10⅓d. yearly; a third part of the parks of Pryviet and Morgaston and of a pond in Shireborn in that county, extended at 15s. 102/3d. yearly; and a third part of the manor of Shottewell, co. Berks, extended at 6l. 19s. yearly.
Vacated because otherwise below.
Oct. 28.
Westminster.
To the receiver of the issues of the king's manor of Brustwyk for the present or the future. Order to pay to Christiana late the wife of John Swerd, who died in the king's service, 100s. yearly of the issues of that manor, in accordance with the king's grant to her on 1 October last, of 100s. to be received yearly of those issues for life, in aid of the maintenance of herself and her children. By letter of the seal called 'Griffon.'
Et erat patens.
Membrane 16.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Aspale, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to deliver to Elizabeth late the wife of Ed[mund] de Sancto Johanne, son and heir of Hugh de Sancto Johanne, tenant in chief, the manors of Abboteston and Bromlee and a rent of 26s. 1d. of the manor of Basyngg, as of the lands which belonged to Hugh and which were taken into the king's hand by reason of the minority of Edmund, who died a minor in the king's wardship, the king, with the assent of John de Sancto Philiberto and Margaret his wife, eldest sister and heir of Edmund, and of Henry de Burgherssh and Isabel his wife, Edmund's second sister and heir, assigned the following lands to Elizabeth, whose oath he took that she would not marry without his licence, to hold in dower, to wit: the manor of Walberton, co. Sussex, extended at 28l. 10s. 10d. yearly; the manor of Abboteston, co. Southampton, extended at 15l. 17s. 7d. yearly; the manor of Bromlee in the same county, extended at 20l. 9s. 8d. yearly and 26s. 1d. rent to be received yearly of the manor of Basyngg in co. Southampton, which John de Sancto Philiberto and Margaret his wife hold as Margaret's purparty of the said inheritance.
The like to Reginald Forester, escheator in co. Sussex, to deliver the said manor of Walberton to Elizabeth.
Membrane 15.
Oct. 16.
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 Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 7 May in the 14th year of the reign of 20l.; to be received for himself and the heirs of his body, of the issues of that county.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop and the adjacent march of Wales. Order to make a legal partition of the knight's fees and advowsons which were taken into the king's hand by reason of the death of Beatrice late the wife of Peter Corbet, tenant in chief, in the presence of the heirs and parceners, if they choose to attend, and to cause them to have seisin of their respective purparties, informing the king of the partition so made without delay, that it may be enrolled in chancery, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that of the fees which belonged to Beatrice, which are in the king's hand, Laurence de Ludelowe holds one fee at Westbury extended at 20 marks yearly; Robert Corbet of Mourton holds a fee at Watlesburgh extended at 20 marks yearly; Fulc Glas holds a fee at Abburbury extended at 20 marks yearly; William de Eyton holds a fee at Eyton extended at 60s. yearly; Thomas de Horton holds a moiety of a fee at Horton extended at 40s. yearly; John de Leyburn, knight, and Sibyl de Hanewode hold a moiety of a fee at Hanewode and Walhop, extended at 40s. yearly; Robert Corbet of Morton holds a moiety of a fee at Haberbergh, extended at 100s. yearly; Henry de Mortuo Mari, knight, holds a fee at Aston, extended at 10l. yearly; Peter Corbet, knight, holds a moiety of a fee at Hope, extended at 40s. yearly; Nicholas Burnel holds a fee at Acton Burnel, extended at 10l. yearly; Roger Corbet, knight, and Hugh Hager hold a moiety of a fee at Legh and Walton, extended at 10l. yearly; and William de Wyton, John Burnel and Geoffrey le Taillour hold a fee at Witon and Penyton, extended at 100s. yearly; and that Beatrice, at her death, held the advowson of Worthyn church, worth 20 marks yearly; the advowson of Wentenore church, worth 6l. yearly; the advowson of the chapel of Caus, worth 20s. yearly and the advowson of the chapel of Shelve, worth 26s. 8d. yearly, and on 27 September last the king took the fealty of Ralph de Stafford, kinsman and heir of Peter, of Robert de Harleye who married Margaret, kinswoman and heir of Peter, and of Edmund de Cornub[ia], who married Elizabeth, kinswoman and heir of Peter, for all the lands which Beatrice held in chief of their inheritance, and rendered to Ralph one moiety for his purparty, and to Robert, Margaret, Edmund and Elizabeth the other moiety for their purparties to be equally divided by the escheator.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin, for the present or the future. Order to pay to Peter de Okebourn, to whom the king has granted the office of the constableship of Lymerik castle in Ireland, to hold for life, the customary wages and fees for that office as others who have held it have received before these times. Et erat patens.
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to pay to John de Coupeland or to his attorney, 50l. for Michaelmas term, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 20 January last, for his stay with the king with twenty men at arms, of 100l. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs in that port.
Oct. 26.
Westminster.
To Ralph Bret, escheator in co. Devon. Order to deliver to Sibyl late the wife of John Dauney, tenant in chief, a third part of a third part of a knight's fee in the manor of Cornewode, extended at 12d. yearly, and the advowson of the church of that manor, extended at 30l. yearly, to wit the third time of presenting, which the king has assigned to her to hold in dower of the fees and advowsons which belonged to her husband.
Oct. 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 Coupland 95l. 2s. 8d. of 190l. 5s. 3¾d. for Michaelmas term last, as in consideration of John's services and his vigour in the battle at Durham, where God granted victory to the king's lieges in the North against the Scots, where he took prisoner David de Bruys, who styled himself King of Scotland, and freely delivered him to the king, and wishing to reward him for such faithful service, the king placed him in the estate of a banneret, and to maintain him therein granted that he should receive 500l. yearly, to wit: 400l. of the issues of the customs in the port of London, and 100l. of the issues of the customs in the port of Berwick upon Tweed, until the king should provide him with 500l. of land or rent yearly, in a suitable place; and the king granted to John the manor of Coghull, co. York, a moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with its members and other appurtenances in cos. Westmorland and Cumberland, and a moiety of the manor of Ulreston, co. Lancaster, which belonged to William de Coucy, and which escheated to the king by his death, to the value of 231l. 8s. 9¼d. yearly, at which they are extended, in part satisfaction of the 500l. of land and rent, saving to the king the separable park and wood upon le Bradewode, a wood in the island of Wynandermere, a moiety of a wood called 'Richemerfeld,' the wood of Crosthwayt called 'Brendewode' and wood of Aynerholm, and the knights' fees and advowsons which pertain to the said manors, until further order; and the king also granted to John the manors of Morholm, Warton, Carneford and Lyndeheved, co. Lancaster, which belonged to the said William, and which escheated to the king at his death, to hold at will, at ferm, to the value of 18l. 5s. 11d. yearly, in part satisfaction of the said 500l., which the king wishes to be allowed to him yearly, until further order, and the king wishes John to be satisfied for the remaining 190l. 5s. 3¾d. and has granted that he shall receive that sum of the issues of the customs in the port of London.
Oct. 17.
Westminster.
To Gilbert de Shotesbrok, Robert Mari, Nicholas atte Hawe and John atte Wyk. Order to be attendant with all diligence upon the collecting and levying of the wool lately granted in co. Berks without awaiting the presence of Roger Cifrewast, whom the king appointed to execute the premises with them, and to do certain other things contained in the letters patent, as Roger is so occupied upon other affairs of the king in another place, that he cannot be attendant upon the premises with them.
Membrane 14.
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the wool last granted in the East Riding co. York. Order to assess the men of the town of Frismersk in Holdernesse in that county at wool according to the rate of 26l. 8d., and to levy and collect wool of them according to that assessment, superseding the levying of the ancient tax beyond that sum, as lately at the suit of those men, by their petition in the parliament held at Westminster in the 18th year of the reign, showing that their lands in the town had been much destroyed by floods of the River Humber, and that they did not suffice to pay the taxes, tallages and other charges incumbent upon the town as before these times, and beseeching the king to cause them to be newly assessed and taxed according to the quantity of their goods and chattels, at the fifteenth granted by the community of the realm, and other quotas granted subsequently, the king appointed certain lieges to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it was found that a third part of the lands of the town and more had been totally consumed by such floods, and for that cause and because of the inestimable expenses incurred in the defence of the town against the floods, the said men do not suffice to pay the amounts which they formerly paid, and by writ to the taxers and collectors of the tenth and fifteenth granted for two years, in the said 18th year, in the East Riding, sent with the assent of the council, the king ordered them to take information of the value of the moveable goods of those men, and to newly assess and tax them at the fifteenth in accordance therewith, and the men were assessed at 26s. 8d. for the fifteenth, and the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, to receive that sum from the taxers and collectors, and not to charge the said men beyond the same; and now the said men have informed the king that the collectors of wool, without considering this mitigation, have assessed them at wool according to the rate of the tax and intend to levy it by distraint, and if this levy is made it will manifestly depress their estate, whereupon they have besought the king to provide a remedy. By C.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Warwick. Order, if Richard son of Richard atte Mulne of Hampton Episcopi, imprisoned at Warwick, it is said, for a redisseisin made upon John de Sibiston, parson of Neubold Pacy church, for a tenement in Neubold Pacy, has sustained the penalty of imprisonment according to the statute, then to receive a reasonable fine from him for the king for that redisseisin, and to release him from prison provided that he satisfy the party in the premises, and when he has made the fine, to certify the king thereof in chancery, that it may be enrolled.
Oct. 18.
Westminster.
To the collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth of the subsidy of 2s. a sack and 6d. a pound for finding certain shipping upon the sea. Order to permit Tidemannus de Lymbergh, merchant of Almain, and the other merchants of the German Hanse to bring and take away their merchandise without paying that subsidy, until further order, certifying the king in chancery of the sums touching Tidemannus and the other merchants of that Hanse by reason of the subsidy, and of the names of all merchants taking or bringing such merchandise, bearing indentures made between the collectors and the alderman of the merchants of the Hanse, as Tidemannus has undertaken before the king and his council at London, to satisfy the king for himself and the merchants of the Hanse, who have a house in the city of London, commonly called 'Gildehalla Teutonicorum,' for the said subsidy. By C.
The like to the collectors of the same custom in the port of Boston.
To the collectors of the custom for taking cloth out of England in the port of Great Yarmouth. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' to permit Tidemannus and the other merchants of the Hanse to take cloth out of the realm without paying that custon.
The like to the collectors of the same custom in the port of Boston.
Oct. 28.
Westminster.
To the collectors in co. Kent of the tenth and fifteenth granted for two years, for the second year. Order to supersede the demand made upon John de Pulteneye, citizen of London, for the said tenth and fifteenth, as the late king, on the 10th April in the 19th year of his reign granted that John should be quit for life of all tallages, aids, watches and other contributions, made by the king or his ministers, saving the prises due, which grant the present king has confirmed by his letters patent.
Oct. 28.
Westminster.
To Robert de Hadham. Order to cause 2 bovates of land in Acle, Brehill and Burstall to be cultivated and sowed as is fitting, and to ordain as he sees to be most advantageous for the king for the bailiwick of the forestry of Bernewode, as the king committed to him the custody of the said land and bailiwick which the king recovered in his court against Ed[mund], son of Richard de Haudlo, kinsman and heir of John de Haudlo, tenants in chief, a minor, and Alesia wife of the said Richard to hold at pleasure, so that Robert should answer in the king's chamber for the issues thereof, and the king does not wish to lose the profits of the said land and bailiwick.

Footnotes

  • 1. Tested by the king, as are the succeeding entries.