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Close Rolls, Edward III: November 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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November 1347

Nov. 8.
Westminster.
To John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Warwick. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage and 2 virgates of land in Bentleye, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that William de Belne, at his death, held no lands in his demesne as of fee or in service, in chief in that county, whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the premises of Thomas le Curson by the service of 3d. and a barbed arrow yearly.
Nov. 6.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to pay to Henry Martyn what is in arrear to him for his wages as controller of the custom of wine, wool, hides and wool-fells and of the custom of 3d. a pound, and other small customs and prests in that port, from 1 October in the 19th year of the reign, and to pay him such wages henceforth, as on the said day the king committed that office to him to hold during pleasure, receiving the customary wages therein.
Membrane 13.
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
To William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. John Cobat of Ipswich has besought the king to order him to be released from prison by a reasonable fine, and out of consideration for the error which he alleges in his conviction and for his long detention in prison, as he was lately indicted before William de Shareshull and his fellows, then justices of oyer and terminer in co. Suffolk of having laded 18 sacks of wool of others in his own cart to Donnemanesbrigg in the port of Ipswich and having shipped them there in a ship called 'la Hoke' of Fluchyng, not coketted or customed, and of having released a ship called 'la Nicholas' of Berwick arrested with divers merchandise in that port, as forfeit to the king, at the request and procuration of the master of that ship, and for having delivered 40s. to John son of John Colman and his fellows, appointed to make scrutiny of all ships suspected with customable things and merchandise, found in that port, paid by the said John Cobat of the money of the said master, and of the confederacy and deceit between John Cobat and Walter Brian and their fellows at the house of William son of William Malyn, upon the taking of divers merchandise from that port without the custom, and he was afterwards found guilty by inquisition taken thereupon before the king, although he claimed, it was said, that some of the inquisition were outlawed, and he was adjudged to the Marshalsea prison, where he is still detained: the king orders the justices to view the indictments and all the process against John Cobat, and after taking a reasonable fine from him for the king to order his release from prison saving the action of any one soever. By p.s.
Nov. 8.
Westminster.
To William Croiser, escheator in co. Buckingham. Order to assign dower to Elizabeth late the wife of William de la Plaunk, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband, in the presence of Roger Hillary, to whom the king committed the custody of two parts of those lands, to hold until William's heir should come of age, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence.
Nov. 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Northumberland for the present or the future. Order to pay to Nicholas de Ufton, envoy both to the late and the present kings, what is in arrear to him of 4½d. a day, and to pay him the said 4½d. daily henceforth for life, as the king granted to him 4½d., to be received daily for life of the issues of co. Northumberland. Et erat patens.
Nov. 9.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to William, marquis of Juliers or to John de Wesenham, his attorney, 300l. for Michaelmas last, after having first paid to Queen Isabel the fee assigned to her upon those customs, as the king granted to the marquis 1,000l. to be received yearly, to wit, 600l. of the customs in that port and 400l. at the exchequer.
Nov. 13.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to pay to Henry Martyn what is in arrear to him from 1 October in the 19th year of the reign, of 100s. yearly for his wages as controller of the custom of wine, wool, hides and wool-fells and of the custom of 3d. a pound and other small customs in that port, and to pay him those wages henceforth as on the said day the king granted that office to Henry to hold during pleasure, receiving the customary wages therein, and by certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into chancery it is found that 100s. yearly were allowed to the collectors of customs in that port for the wages of the controller there.
Nov. 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Robert Colkyn, who is insufficiently qualified.
Nov. 15.
Westminster.
To Walter de Bermyngham, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. Order to restore to Geoffrey, bishop of Ferns, or to his proctor, the temporalities of his bishopric, and the knights' and free tenements pertaining thereto, and to be attendant upon him in all things pertaining to the bishopric, by writs under the seal used in Ireland, certifying the king in chancery in England of what he does in the matter, although the king, believing the election and confirmation of Master Hugh de Saltu, canon of Ferns, to that bishopric to be legitimate except that it was made without licence and confirmed without his consent, ordered the temporalities to be restored to Hugh, but the pope, during the life of Adam the last bishop, the provision of the church being reserved to the apostolic see, provided thereto the said brother Geoffrey, of the order of the hermits of St. Augustine, master in theology, and made him bishop there, as appears by bulls shown to the king, the king has taken Geoffrey's fealty and ordered the temporalities of the bishopric to be restored to him, after he had previously renounced words in the said bulls prejudicial to the king, as is customary in such case wherefore the king ordered the justiciary to summon the said Master Hugh before him and if he would renounce the temporalities delivered to him, the processes and censures made against him on Geoffrey's behalf being notified to him, or render them to the king's hand, then to cause the temporalities to be rendered to Geoffrey or to his proctor, but if Hugh showed himself difficult or a rebel in the livery of those temporalities, then to induce him to demise them to the king's hand, or to hear the reasons of Geoffrey and Hugh touching the same and direct the temporalities to be resumed into the king's hand, as Hugh cannot be the true bishop or retain the temporalities with a sound conscience, so that the king may order that to be done which seems just and reasonable in the matter.
By K. and by p.s.
Nov. 15.
Westminster.
To John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop. Order to assign dower to Isabel late the wife of Richard de Sondford, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband, in the presence of John de Wottenhull, the king's clerk, to whom he committed the custody of two parts of the said lands to hold until Richard's heir should come of age, if he choose to attend, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence.
Nov. 3.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to allow 8 marks yearly to the bailiffs of Melcombe, co. Dorset, in the ferm of that town, if they find that they paid 8 marks yearly to Master Jordan de Cantuar[ia], the king's physician, as the king granted to him 8 marks to be received yearly of that ferm for life, and ordered the bailiffs to pay him the said 8 marks yearly.
Nov. 10.
Westminster.
To the same. Order to allow to Thomas de Foxle in his account all costs incurred by him in works upon the king's castles and parks of Wyndesore and upon the enclosure of that park, both for the past year and the present year by the view and testimony of the surveyors of those works.
By p.s. [18990.]
Nov. 18.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the exaction which the taxers and collectors in co. Kent of the tenth and fifteenth last granted make upon the master and poor men of the hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr, Estbrugg, Canterbury, for the said tenth and fifteenth, for the present and the past year, as the hospital is so slenderly endowed that its goods do not suffice for the maintenance of the master and poor and for the other charges incumbent thereon, without aid from the alms of the faithful, as the king has learned from trustworthy testimony, and now the master and poor have shown the king that although, on account of this poverty, they have been discharged of the tenths and fifteenths, wool and all other charges granted to the king, yet the said taxers and collectors distrain them to pay the tenth and fifteenth with the laity of the county, whereupon they have besought the king to show favour to them.
Membrane 12.
Oct. 17.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the demand made upon Thomas de Rokeby for paying 4 marks to the king, from 16 February last, as the king granted to him the ferm of the wapentake of Langebury, for rendering 4 marks yearly at the exchequer, and afterwards, on the said 16 February, he remitted those 4 marks to Thomas.
Oct. 20.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle. Order to pay to John Brocas, the king's yeoman, or to his attorney, what is in arrear to him of his wages and fees from 6 November in the 8th year of the reign; and to pay him such wages and fees yearly henceforth, for life, as on the said day the king granted to John the bailiwick of the chief forestership of Wyndesore forest, to hold for life, receiving the customary wages and fees therein.
Nov. 8.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of Stratford. Order to be attendant upon John son and heir of Edmund de Wodestok, earl of Kent, for 9l. 11s. 0¼d. remaining in the king's hand from 27 August last, as the late king, on 6 November in the 13th year of the reign granted to the said Edmund, his brother, and to the heirs of his body, 20l. to be received yearly of the ferm of 22l. 2s. which the abbot and convent used to render for the manors of Sudbury and Hamme, co. Essex, and on its being afterwards found by certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer that the abbot and convent were bound to render 11l. 12d. for that ferm at the exchequer on the said 6 November, the late king ordered them to be answerable to Edmund for that sum, and the present king, on 15 February in the 5th year of the reign, assigned as dower to Margaret, late the wife of Edmund, 29s. 11¾d. of the said 11l. 12d., and now on the said 27 August the king has granted to John all the lands which are of his inheritance which are in the king's hand by reason of his minority, to hold until he come of age, in aid of his maintenance. By p.s.
Et erat patens.
Nov. 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to restore to [William] bishop of Norwich the temporalities of the bishopric together with the knights' fees and advowsons pertaining thereto, retaining in the king's hand the liberties of Lenne, as by reason of certain contempts made by the bishop of which he was convicted before the justices of the Bench and before the king at divers times, it was considered that the temporalities of the bishopric should be taken into the king's hands, wherefore they were so taken, but because the bishop has humbly submitted, beseeching the king to show favour to him, the king has restored the said temporalities to him except the said liberties, which were taken into the king's hand for another cause, and except the collations and presentations made by the king while the temporalities were in his hand, by reason of the same, which are to remain in force. By K.
The like to the following, to wit:
The sheriff of Essex.
The sheriff of Middlesex.
Nov. 15.
Westminster.
To the preceptor of the house of la Maudeleyne, of Lokhay in co. Derby, of the order of the knights of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, for the present or the future. Order to pay 20l. yearly to the warden and scholars of the king's hall, Cambridge, and to be answerable to them therefor in accordance with the king's grant to them of the 20l. yearly which the preceptor is bound to pay of his house by reason of an apportum which he was accustomed to make yearly to the superior of his order, in France, and which pertains to the king by reason of the war with those of France, to be received from 30 June last of the king's gift in aid of the building of their house at Cambridge so long as the temporalities of the alien religious remain in the king's hand. By p.s.
Et erat patens.
Nov. 15.
Langley.
To William de Culpho. Order to pay 63l. 4s. 2½d. of the ferm of the manor of Kenton, co. Devon, to John son and heir of Edmund, earl of Kent, the king's uncle, for Michaelmas term last, and to be answerable to him therefor until he come of age, as the king granted that manor to the earl and the heirs of his body, and on 26 August last the king granted that all the lands which are of John's inheritance should be delivered to him to hold until he came of age, in aid of his maintenance, from the said term, without rendering anything to the king. By p.s.
Et erat patens.
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Tybourn, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, at his death, held no lands in his demesne as of fee or in service, in chief in that county, but that he held the said manor as the son and heir of William de Warenna and Joan his wife, to whom Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford gave it, and to the heirs of their bodies, and that the manor ought to descend, after the death of the said William and Joan, John their son and Alesia their daughter, to Richard earl of Arundel, son and heir of the said Alesia, sister of John de Warenna, and kinsman and heir of the said John, by the form of the said donation, and that the manor is held of another than the king.
Nov. 16.
Langley.
To William de la Pole, to whom all the money of the ancient custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull have been granted. Order to pay to Tidemannus de Lymbergh 25l. for Michaelmas term last, as the king granted to Matthew Canaceon, his merchant, 50l. to be received yearly of the customs in the port of London, and on 15 February in the 18th year of the reign, at Matthew s supplication, who was bound to John de Wolde and the said Tidemannus, merchants of Almain, in divers great debts, the king transferred the said 50l. to them to be received by the hands of the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston, and John is dead, as the king is informed.
Nov. 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Hertford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of William de Donalstede, deceased.
Nov. 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Northumberland. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John Forester, who is so occupied upon divers affairs of the king that he cannot exercise the duties of his office.
Nov. 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Leicester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John Levere, who has no lands in fee in that county to qualify him, in accordance with the statute.
Membrane 11.
Nov. 18.
Langley.
To Thomas de Lucy, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancaster. Order to retain in the king's hand until further order a messuage and 60 acres of land in Warton in a place called 'Trewhitmyre,' and not to intermeddle further with the lands which John de Croft held of others than the king, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held the said messuage and land in his demesne as of fee, in chief, as of the lands which belonged to William de Coucy, in the king's hand, by homage and fealty and by suit at the court of Warton every three weeks, and by the service of grinding the corn growing on that land at the mill of Warton to the thirteenth grain, and by the service of 2½d. yearly at Midsummer, and that John held other lands in that bailiwick in his demesne as of fee, of others than the king, by divers services, and that he did not hold any lands in chief as of the crown there, and that John son of Adam his son is his next heir and aged five years.
Nov. 18.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. The king has convoked all the alien priors, keepers and fermors of the lands of such aliens in England, before his council at London, to grant a subsidy for his affairs, some of whom have granted such subsidy, as is contained in a roll, which the king sends to them under the half seal, and others withdrew before they had granted anything, while others did not care to come: the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons to inspect the said roll, to cause the sum enrolled therein to be levied without delay and answer therefor to be made to the king, causing those who withdrew and those who did not come to be convoked before them at the exchequer to grant such a subsidy and to compel them to do so.
Nov. 13.
Westminster.
To William Croyser, escheator in co. Buckingham. Order to assign dower to Isabel late the wife of Durand Barde, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband at his death, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence.
Nov. 21.
Westminster.
To Roger Daber, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to retain in the king's hand until further order certain tenements in Kynore in the parish of Sidelesham and a plot of land called 'Bordych' in Suthwerk, and not to intermeddle further with 10s. yearly rent in Chichester, 1½ acres of land in Waleworth, co. Surrey and divers other tenements in Suthwerk, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Reginald le Forester, late escheator in those counties, that Henry Wissh at his death held the premises in his demesne as of fee, jointly with Katherine his wife, for themselves and Henry's heirs, and that the said tenements in Kynore are held in chief by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, as of the heirs of Edmund de Sancto Johanne, who lately died a minor in the king's wardship, which fourth part was taken into the king's hand with the other knights' fees which were of Edmund's inheritance in co. Sussex, and the plot called Bordich is held in chief by the service of rendering 1d. at the exchequer every Michaelmas, and the rent and other tenements are held of others than the king by divers services, and that he held no other lands in his demesne as of fee or in service in those counties, and that Henry Wyssh is his son and heir and will be aged eighteen years at Martinmas next.
Nov. 23.
Westminster.
To William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order to supersede the execution of the judgments rendered against William bishop of Norwich and certain of his commissaries and the processes thereupon, revoking any execution thereof which they have made, as the king and Richard Froisel impleaded the bishop and others for certain contempts to the king and damages inflicted on Richard, and various processes were brought against them and judgment rendered thereon, but as the bishop has submitted himself the king has admitted him to his favour, and has reserved the final discussion to himself. By K.
The like, 'mutatis mutandis,' to the justices of the Bench.
Nov. 10.
Westminster.
To the justiciary of Ireland or to him who supplies his place and to the chancellor there. Order not to demise at ferm or permit to be so demised any lands seised into the king's hand by the escheator of Ireland, to any person whatsoever without the livery and consent of that escheator, and this by indenture by the escheator's assent and advice.
By p.s. [18988.]
The like to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin.
By p.s. [18988.]
Nov. 18.
Westminster.
To William Croyser, escheator in co. Bedford. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 80 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow at Stanford in that county, restoring the issues thereof to James son of John de Pabenham the younger, and of Joan his wife, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Joan, at her death, held the premises for the life of herself and John with remainder to James and the heirs of his body, by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the lands are held of John Dengayne by knight's service.
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
To the abbot of Haghmon, John de Alresford, Thomas de Wynkefeld and Peter de Spikesworth. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Tybourn, which is in their custody by the king's commission, as it was found by inquisition taken by John de Coggeshale, then escheator in co. Middlesex, that John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, held no lands at his death in his demesne as of fee or in service, in chief in that county but that he held the said manor as the son and heir of William de Warenna and Joan his wife, to whom Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, gave it to them and the heirs of their bodies, to descend after their death and that of John son of Alesia their daughter, to Richard, earl of Arundel, Alesia's son and heir and kinsman and heir of the said John de Warenna, and that the manor is held of another than the king.
Membrane 10.
Nov. 13.
Westminster.
To William Croyser, escheator in co. Bedford. Order to deliver a messuage, 16 acres of land and a moiety of an acre of wood in Turveye to the nearest friend of John son and heir of John son of Robert le Hillier of Turveye, to whom the inheritance ought not to descend, to be kept for the heir's use, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John the father, at his death, held the premises in his demesne as of fee in chief, by a petty serjeanty, for rendering 12d. yearly of hidage by the hands of the sheriff of the county, and of view 12d. yearly by the hands of the sheriff, and of suit and ward 2s. yearly by the hands of the sheriff, and that John the son is his next heir and aged two years, and that he held no other lands in chief in that bailiwick whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king.
Nov. 16.
Westminster.
John son of Osbert Spelli, imprisoned at Worcester for trespass of vert and venison in the forest of Feckenham, has a writ of Thomas de Berkele, keeper of the Forest this side Trent or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Feckenham to bail him.
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Derby. Order to pay to Henry de Lancastr[ia] earl of Derby 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 issues of that county.
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of the city of London. Order to pay to Katherine daughter of William Due of Brussels and to Henry Estor her son, or to their attorney, 50l. for Midsummer term last, in accordance with the king's grant to them for their homage of 100l. to be received yearly of the customs in that port.
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John Laurence of Assheton, who is so sick and weak that he cannot travail to exercise the duties of the office.
Nov. 30.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich and to the collectors of customs in the port of that town. Order to de-arrest without delay a ship of Lescluse called 'la Seinte Anne,' whereof William Boide is master, with the wool, wool-fells and cloth therein, and to permit the master to cross to Flanders therewith without hindrance and without paying any custom, notwithstanding any order to the contrary, saving to the king his action if the wool and other things are found to pertain to him, as the king, on learning that the mayor, bailiffs and collectors had arrested that ship, which was laded in the port of Berwick upon Tweed, and had touched at the port of Sandwich because of suspicions concerning the merchandise therein, appointed John de Marton his clerk and John de Wenston, supplying the place of Bartholomew de Burgherssh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, to supervise the unlading of the said ship and other things, and to certify the king of what should be found; and they returned that they supervised the unlading, the weighing of the wool, the counting of the fells, the letters of the keeper of the king's customs in the port of Berwick and the scrutiny made by the said mayor, bailiffs and collectors and the merchants of Sandwich, who asserted that the wool and fells came from Scotland and not England, which wool, to wit 200 sacks 3 stones in 181 sarplars and a pack, with two cloths, not fulled, and the fells, 965 in 4 sarplars, and 683 fells in 8 packs were delivered to the mayor, bailiffs and collectors by indenture made between them and John and John, to be kept until the king should declare his will; and afterwards Richard de Stanhop, John Getour, John de Stanhop and other burgesses of Berwick came before the king and his council complaining that whereas the said wool and fells are of Scotland, and were cocketted in the port of Berwick according to the laws and customs of Scotland, as might fully appear by the letters of coket and the letters of the keeper of Berwick thereupon which they showed before the council, and no custom was due for the cloth and the wool-fells and cloth are arrested without reasonable cause in the port of Sandwich, beseeching the king to cause them to be de-arrested, the king caused John de Wesenham, Walter de Chiriton, his merchants, and several others, having knowledge of the weights and customs of wool and other things in the port of Berwick, to come before the council to be shown how the wool exceeds the weight of Sandwich by 9 sacks 5 stones, and that 1,077 fells and fleeces are found in the ship whereof a great part is of lambs' wool and fleeces it is said, and 2 cloths not fulled and 10 cloves of wool without the coket, and the king caused those merchants to be examined thereupon, who said that there was not excess according to the weight used at Berwick, which exceeds the weight of England by 20 pounds the sack, and that lambs' fells and fleeces, 'fotfell' and 'shorlyng' or cloth are not coketted according to the custom of Scotland, and nothing has been found by examination of the merchants or other evidence whereby the wool, fells and cloth ought to be confiscated, and the king wishes to show favour to the burgesses and lawful men of Berwick for their travail in the safe custody of the town from the time when it came into his hand.
Nov. 26.
Westminster.
To John de Trehampton, escheator in co. Rutland. Order to deliver to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton the castle and manor of Okham, co. Rutland, and the shrievalty of that county, or, to support his estate as earl, the king granted to him the reversion of the said castle, manor and shrievalty which Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, and Margaret his wife held for life with reversion to the king, to hold for himself and the heirs male of his body to the value of 293l. 17s. 6½d. yearly, with all their appurtenances, for doing the service of a knight's fee for the same and for other lands contained in the charter to hold in part satisfaction of 1,000l. of land and rent with which the king agreed to provide him, and the earl of Gloucester and Margaret are dead, as is found by divers inquisitions taken thereupon and returned into chancery, and the king has given William respite until Christmas next for his homage for the said castle, manor and shrievalty, and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [19036.]
Membrane 9.
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
To William de Shareshull, John de Stouford and Hamo de Derworthy, justices of assize in co. Devon. Order to take a reasonable fine and security for rendering the same at the exchequer, from Richard Corbyn, Matthew de Legh, William de Hamtesforde, Roger atte Birche, John de Wyke, William de Saunford, Richard de Dodyngton, Robert Brokke, Nicholas de Notteston, Stephen Bir, Robert Baroun and John de Bere, jurors of assize of novel disseisin taken between John Swan and Robert de Appeldore at Exeter before those justices, concerning a tenement in Monekenesele, and to release them from prison, certifying the king in chancery concerning the said fine and security, as the said jurors were convicted of a false oath made in that assize by a jury of twenty-four knights which John Swan afterwards arramed against Robert, and they are detained in Exeter prison, and they have besought the king to order their release and to cause the estrepement of their lands and all other things which pertain to the king for that cause to be delivered to them.
By p.s. [19029.]
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore Castle. Order to pay to William de Rameseye and to Walter de Haliburton, prisoners of Scotland in his custody in that castle, 12d. a day each for their expenses for the time that they remain in that castle. By bill of the treasurer.
[Fœdera.]
Nov. 22.
Westminster.
To Roger Daber, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to assign dower to Katherine late the wife of Henry Wyssh of tenements at Kynore in the parish of Sidelesham, co. Sussex, and a plot of land called Bordich in Suthwerk, co. Surrey, as the king ordered the escheator to retain the said tenements and plot in the king's hand [as at page 340 above].
Nov. 22.
Westminster.
To Robert de Tughale, keeper of the lands which belonged to Richard de Galeway, in the king's hand for certain causes. Order to pay to John son of John Wodeman 16s. yearly henceforth together with the arrears thereof, as at John's suit beseeching the king to provide a remedy, as a garden in the town of Newcastle upon Tyne, which Richard held, who was outlawed for felony, it is said, for himself and his heirs, of the demise of Thomas son of Ralph Thorald, who held it of the demise of John, for rendering 16s. yearly to him, was taken into the king's hand and is in Robert's custody, by the order of John de Moubray, Peter de Richemund and other justices, appointed to enquire concerning the death of John de Denton, killed at that town, it is said, and certain other things contained in their commission, and Robert has detained that rent from John from the time of the said taking, the king appointed the said John and Peter to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that Richard held the garden of the demise of Thomas for rendering 16s. yearly to John, who was seised of that rent for all that time until the garden was seised into the king's hand, and that Richard had state of the demise of Thomas for two years before the said taking, and John never released his right to Richard or Thomas, and the garden was taken on account of the said outlawry and has been in Robert's custody from Friday after St. Barnabas in the 19th year of the reign until the day of the taking of the inquisition, to wit, Saturday after Christmas in the 20th year of the reign and it is worth 18s. yearly in all issues. By C.
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Middlesex. Order to amove the king's hand from a messuage containing 60 feet in length and 40 feet in breadth, and a plot, in part newly built, contiguous to the messuage, 8 perches long and 6 perches broad at the north head and 4 perches at the south head, by the perch of 18 feet, of John de Dyngele in the parish of St. Sepulchre without the bar of Westsmythefeld, London, and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the issues thereof to the said John and to Roger his son, as the king ordered the escheator to certify him why he had taken the premises into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had done so because he had found by inquisition of office that William de Langeford held them in chief at his death after which John entered them without licence, and because William enfeoffed John and Roger with the premises and they granted the said messuage and plot to William to hold for life with reversion to them, without the king's licence, the king pardoned them the said trespass, by a fine which William made with him, and gave them licence of granting the same to William to hold for life by the service of rendering 22d. yearly at the exchequer, with reversion to them.
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
To Roger Daber, escheator in cos. Surrey and Sussex. Order to deliver to Henry de Haydok, the king's clerk, and Robert Bonyng of Chichester, all the lands, rents, goods and chattels which Henry Whissh held by the king's grant, as among the priories, lands, goods and chattels of the alien religious of the power of France, in England, by reason of the war with the French the king ordered all the lands and rents of the abbot of La Trinite, Luzerne, an alien, in Northmundham, Cumpton and Welegh, co. Sussex, to be taken into his hand, and he committed the custody thereof to Henry Whissh, for rendering 100s. yearly and Henry de Haydok and Robert have now besought the king to commit the said lands etc. to them for rendering the said 100s. as Henry is dead, it is said, to hold so long as the war shall last, and because they have found Thomas de la More of co. Lancaster and John Wyn of Chichester, of co. Sussex, who have mainperned that they will render the 100s. yearly, the king has granted the said custody to them for rendering that sum.
Membrane 8.
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. Order to deliver to Roger de Chestrefeld, the king's clerk, a moiety of the forfeited issues at which the jurors were placed because they did not come before the justices of the Bench on the appointed day in a plea pending between the king and John de Dynham, knight, that John should permit the king to present a fit parson to Corston church, in accordance with the king's grant to him for his diligence in suing the king's affairs in that suit, not without great labour and expense. By C.
Dec. 13.
Rising.
To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay 12d. a day for the expenses of David de Anand, a Scot lately taken at the battle of Durham and in the custody of the constable of Bristol castle, from the time of his arrival at the castle, to the said constable by indenture made with him.
[Fœdera.] By bill of the treasurer.
Dec. 3.
Westminster.
To William Croiser, escheator in co. Bedford. Order to deliver to Maud daughter of Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, a rent of 8l. 5s. 10½d., as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, held no lands at his death in co. Bedford in his demesne as of fee, of the king or others, but that he held the said rent, to wit 13s. 4d. rent in Yevelden to be received for the term of 'Hokeday' of the lands which Walter de Trailly holds, 1d. rent yearly in Cheldyngton which John de Trailly holds, and the residue of the views of frankpledge in the towns of Yevelden, Rokesdon, Bideham, Turveye, Holcote, Wrokeshull, Batelesdon and Pabenham, for life of the demise and grant of John de Gynewell and Master Ralph de Gadesbury, by a fine levied in the king's court by his licence, with remainder to Ralph son of Ralph, baron of Stafford, now deceased, and the said Maud, and to the heirs of their bodies, and that the rent is held in chief as parcel of co. Gloucester, and the king has taken Maud's fealty.
Dec. 14.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. Order to certify the king in chancery when Walter de Chiriton and Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, merchants, acquit the king of any debts of the 100,000l. due to divers men then living in Gascony, and of certain other debts and of the sum acquitted, as on 20 April last they undertook to discharge the king of the said debts, due to those men for their wages, by bills of the constables of Bordeaux or of those supplying their places, after the 10th year of the reign, each penny being accounted at the value and price of the money current in those parts at the time when the bills were made, for 20,000l. of sterlings, and to acquit the the king of 20,000l. due by him to the merchants of the society of the Peruzzi or of other debts owed by him for money lent to him at the time when William de Northwell, William de Cusancia and William de Edyngdon were keepers of the wardrobe, for which there are bills under the seal of those keepers, for other 20,000l. and in recompence for the 40,000l. which the said Walter and Gilbert ought to receive from the king for the said 120,000l. he has granted to them three parts of all the profits arising from his stamps of all the gold and silver which they or their attorneys shall take to those stamps, whether of plate or bullion, until they are satisfied for the 40,000l., and he granted that they should receive payment or assignment for every sum of the said debts for which they should cause the bills or letter obligatory in the king's discharge to be delivered, according to the amount of the discharge, and if they brought gold or silver to be worked before they had made such acquittance, then three parts of the profits should be kept in equal hand until they had made the acquittance, as is fully contained in the indenture made with them.
Membrane 7.
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
To Reginald Forester, escheator in co. Surrey. Order to amove the king's hand from 120 acres of land and 2 acres of wood of John de Arnale, parson of Gatton church in Gatton, and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the issues thereof to John, as the king ordered the escheator to certify him why he had taken the premises into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had so taken them because he was informed that one Hamo de Gatton, lord of the manor of Gatton, who held it in chief, committed a trespass in alienating those tenements to Henry de Gildeford, one of the predecessors of the said parson, and to the parsons of that church, without obtaining the royal licence, and afterwards John besought the king to order his hand to be amoved, as his predecessors, parsons of the church have held the said land and wood as of the right of their church, long before the publication of the statute of mortmain, and they are held of the prior of Lewes and not of the king, wherefore the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter by which it is found that the said tenements have been of the right of that church from time out of mind and that the parsons held them long before the publication of the said statute until they were taken into the king's hand, and that they are not held of the king, but that 72 acres of land and 2 acres of wood thereof are of the endowment of the church and have been held in frankalmoin from the time of that endowment, and that the remaining 48 acres were annexed to the church by one William Polle, formerly parson of the church, who acquired them of the prior of Lewes long before the publication of the statute of mortmain, to wit, in the time of King John, and they are held of the prior by the service of 16s. yearly, and the prior holds them of the earl of Warren in frank-almoin without doing any service therefor.
Nov. 30.
Westminster.
To the lawful men of the city of Chichester. Order to pay 6l. of the ferm of that city for Michaelmas term last, if 6l. are in the king's hand, to John son and heir of Edmund, earl of Kent, the king's uncle, and to be answerable to him for that sum henceforth, as the king granted to Edmund and the heirs of his body the 36l. which those men render yearly for the ferm of that city, and on 23 April in the 11th year of the reign the king granted 30l. of that ferm to Maud Pyrye, nurse of John de Eltham his brother and of Joan his sister, to be received until John, the earl's son, should come of age, and on 26 August last the king granted to the said heir that all the lands of his inheritance should be delivered to him to hold until he should come of age, without rendering anything to the king, in aid of his maintenance. By p.s.
Nov. 30.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Like order to deliver to John the 30l. yearly of the issues of that county which the king granted to the earl, his father and to the heirs of his body. By the same writ.