Close Rolls, Edward III: November 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: November 1347', in Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 8, 1346-1349, (London, 1905) pp. 404-416. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-close-rolls/edw3/vol8/pp404-416 [accessed 23 April 2024]

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November 1347

Nov. 8.
Westminster.
Roger de Walcote of Oxford acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 100s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford.
Cancelled on payment.
Membrane 14d.
Oct. 29.
Langley.
John de Cayly, knight, and John Costyn, acknowledge that they owe to John de Brunham, clerk, and Henry Maupas, 30l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Norfolk.
Nov. 5.
Westminster.
Henry Husee, knight, and Joan late the wife of Walter de Huntyngfeld acknowledge that they owe to Edward de Sancto Johanne and Eva his wife, 166l. 13s. 4d.; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex.
Nov. 6.
Westminster.
Robert Bonyng, of Cicestre, acknowledges that he owes to the abbot of St. Martin's, Séez, 50 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex.
William Strangman, of Braddewell, acknowledges that he owes to John son of William Lengleys, of Briddebrok, 10l.; to be levied etc. in co. Essex.
Nov. 2.
Westminster.
Ivo fitz Waryn, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa, 606l. 13s. 4d.; to be levied etc. in co. York.
Nov. 7.
Westminster.
John de Bolton, parson of Lith church, diocese of York, acknowledges that he owes to Master Adam de Lychefeld, clerk and proctor of Innocent de Flisco, archdeacon of Clyveland, 60l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York.
Henry Husee, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Bohun, knight, 400l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Sussex.
Cancelled on payment.
John de Bohun, of Midhurst, acknowledges that he owes to Henry Husee, knight, 400 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Sussex.
Nov. 6.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of Meaux. Order to send a strong horse not (euitum) to chancery to carry the rolls, so that it be there on the morrow of St. Nicholas next, to be delivered to David de Wollore, keeper of the said rolls.
Vacated because nothing thereof is done.
Enrolment of agreement made between Adam le Gold of Hoo in the parish of St. Wereburg in co. Kent and Blanche his wife, of the one part and Sir Adam de Asschehurst, knight, of co. Lancaster of the other part, so that Adam and Blanche demised at ferm to Sir Adam all their marsh fresh and salt in the town and parish of Esttillebury, co. Essex with all appurtenances to hold for the life of Blanche, paying to Adam and Blanche 20s. yearly. Witnesses: Thomas Gobyoun, Richard Godsalm, knights, Peter de Gildeford, John de Morton, Thomas Goldhauk, the elder. Dated at Esttillebury on Saturday the feast of St. Michael, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that Adam and Blanche and the said Sir Adam came into chancery at Westminster on 8 November and acknowledged the preceding indenture.
Oct. 20.
London.
To Alfonso, king [of Castile]. Alfonso will remember that the king sent commissioners to treat upon the damages mutually inflicted by the subjects of the two kings, and to treat for a peace or truce between them, and the citizens and jurats of Bayonne and some other subjects of the king considering that the truce so arranged, from Michaelmas then past to Christmas following, was useless and even injurious to them, did not admit it, the king has caused a new commission to be made for a like purpose, the king therefore requests Alfonso to send commissions to treat upon those matters and to make a truce for two or three years, forbidding his subjects and especially those of Biscaye, who did great damage to the king's subjects in the last truce, to do any such injury by land or sea, and the king will make a like prohibition to his own subjects, considering that Alfonso is included as the king's ally in the truce made at Caleys.
[Fœdera.]
Enrolment of grant by John son and heir of John Murdak of Lomhull to Henry de Cosham and Cristina his wife, John's mother, for the lives of Henry and Cristina, of all the lands which they hold in the manor of Brouztone Mauduyt, with reversion to John. Witnesses: John Laundels, Robert de Eleford, John Crok, Thomas de Eleford, Peter de Eggesworthe, John Wynstone.
Memorandum that John came into chancery at Westminster on 12 November and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Nov. 7.
Westminster.
John de Cusancia, prior of Bermundeseye, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to William de Osberston, clerk, 200l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey.
Nov. 17.
Westminster.
Robert de Marny, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby, clerk of the hanaper, 20l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
Membrane 13d.
Memorandum that John de la Haye, clerk, lately imprisoned in the Tower of London for certain trespasses and contempts, and afterwards brought before the king in chancery by a mainprise, has found there John Eustace, Edward de la Haye, William de Sobbury, William Eustace, Henry de la Haye and Thomas de Tochewyk of co. Buckingham, who have mainperned to have him before the king and his council when they are notified to answer for the said trespasses and contempts.
Nov. 7.
Westminster.
The prior of Wymondham acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, 214l. 5s. 6d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Norfolk.
Cancelled on payment.
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
The prior of St. Mary's church, Suthwerk, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to William de Newenham, clerk, 116l.; to be levied etc. in co. Surrey.
Cancelled on payment.
Enrolment of release by John son of Henry Wymond, citizen and woolman of London, to the said Henry his father of all his right and claim in all the lands and rents with their appurtenances which Henry holds of his demise in the towns of Faversham, Preston, Copton, Bokton and Hamme, co. Kent. Witnesses: Thomas atte Vyne, Adam Hurel, Henry Cros, Laurence de Braghyngg, William Merk, Peter atte Vyne, Roger atte Ponde, Nicholas de Harwedon, clerk. Dated at London on Sunday after the Assumption, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that John son of Henry came into chancery at Westminster on 12 November and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Nov. 11.
Westminster.
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 Richard Ruthyn, citizen and skinner of London, 400l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Middlesex.
Cancelled on payment.
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
William Beauver acknowledges that he owes to Peter, parson of Beremundeseye church, 20 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Buckingham.
Walter de Chiryton and Thomas de Swanlond, citizens and merchants of London, acknowledge that they owe to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, 300l.; to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Enrolment of release by Edmund son of Edmund son of Simon de Godestr[ia] of co. Essex to Thomas de Baa of co. Kent, of all his right and claim in the manor of Hastyngeleye near Wy. Witnesses: Geoffrey de Say, John de Curiel, Roger de Northwode, John de Northwode, Thomas de Aldon, Stephen de Cosynton, knights, Henry de Haute, John de Frenyngham, John Frere of Strode, Simon de Haudlo, John atte Forde, Thomas de Darente, John Barry. Dated at Depford on Tuesday after Martinmas, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that Edmund came into chancery at Westminster on 13 November and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Enrolment of release by John Shench son and heir of Joan late the wife of Edmund Chene to Edmund Botiller and Eleanor his wife and to John le Botiller of all his right and claim in all the lands which they lately acquired of Adam late the vicar of Wythermmundesford church in the towns of Bolmere, Great Heneye, and Little Heneye, co. Essex. Witnesses: John Fermer, Ralph son of William, knight, John Engleys, John de Assh, Richard de Assh. Dated at Bolmere on Friday after Martinmas, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that John Shench came into chancery at Westminster on 17 November and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Nov. 11.
Westminster.
Henry de Haryngworth, vicar of Gretton church, Simon Stilton of Rokyngham, and John Gibun of Gretton acknowledge that they owe to Peter Vivent, clerk, 140 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Northampton.
Memorandum that William de Appelton, clerk, received the acknowledgment by writ which is on the files among the writs of dedimus potestatem of this year.
Nov. 20.
Langley.
Maurice le Fitz Thomas, earl of Kildare, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas Wogan and Simon son of Richard, knights, 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in Ireland.
Robert de Marny, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John Dale, brother of Ed[mund] Dale and to Giles de Westmulne of London 10l.; to be levied etc. in co. Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
Nov. 10.
Westminster.
To the collectors in co. Sussex of the aid for making the king's eldest son a knight. Order to supersede until the octaves of St. Nicholas next the demand for that aid made upon the prior of Lewes by reason of his lands and fees in that county. By C.
Nov. 16.
Langley.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Colchester. Order to cause a ship called 'la Lethenard,' which was lately arrested together with the things and merchandise found therein, by Saier Lorymer, whom the king lately appointed to supervise the ships in ports and maritime places, because he found certain merchandise not customed therein, to be kept safely under arrest in the water of Colchester until further order, certifying the king in chancery without delay of the value and nature of the merchandise.
By C.
Membrane 12d.
Nov. 8.
Westminster.
To the podestà (potestati), captain, conservator, executor of the ordinances of justice, priors of the arts, gonfalonier (vexilifero) of justice, official of the community of the merchants and trade, and the people and community of Florence. Whereas James Gerard, merchant of Florence, is bound to John de Wesenham, the king's butler, in divers sums, and John is sending his proctor, bearer of these presents, to their parts, to have payment of those sums, the king recommends that proctor to them, requesting them to aid him in the speedy execution of his affair, and the king will be ready to do the same for them in like case.
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
Maurice son of Thomas, earl of Kildare, Thomas Wogan and Simon son of Richard, knight, acknowledge that they owe to Bartholomew de Burgherssh, knight, the elder, 500 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in Ireland.
Bartholomew de Burgherssh, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to Maurice son of Thomas, earl of Kildare, 1,000 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Kent.
Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas Maurice son of Thomas, earl of Kildare, Thomas Wogan and Simon son of Richard, knight, are bound to Sir Bartholomew de Burghersh, 'le piere' in 500 marks to be paid at Midsummer next, and he is bound to the earl in 1,000 marks to be paid at Midsummer next and the Purification following, by the preceding recognisances, the said earl, Thomas, Simon and Bartholomew grant that if the earl enfeoff Elizabeth, Bartholomew's daughter, with 500 marks of land or rent before Midsummer, as of castles, towns and manors of his inheritance in Ireland in a suitable place and of free land not bound by statute or otherwise encumbered, whereof 100 marks shall be now assigned for the chamber, for life, then the said recognisance for 500l. shall lose its force and the recognisance for 1,000 marks shall remain in force, and if the enfeoffment is not made to Elizabeth in the form aforesaid the recognisance for 500 marks shall remain in force and the recognisance for 1,000 marks shall be void. Dated at London on 12 November, 21 Edward III. French.
Memorandum that the earl, Thomas and Simon and Bartholomew came into chancery at Westminster on 12 November and acknowledged the preceding indenture.
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
Walter atte Hole of co. Devon acknowledges that he owes to William Steel of Cotyngham, clerk, 6l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Devon.
Nov. 15.
Langley.
Miles de Mountenye acknowledges that he owes to John de Bedeford, citizen and skinner of London, 28l.; to be levied etc. in co. Essex.
Richard Daly of Sevenoek acknowledges that he owes to John Daly, the king's sergeant at arms, 20l.; to be levied etc. in co. Kent.
Nov. 22.
Westminster.
John de Turburvill acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Brembre, clerk, 800 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Dorset.
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 in Stanford in that county, restoring the issues thereof to James son of John de Pabenham, the younger, and Joan his wife as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Joan, late the wife of John de Pabenham the younger, at her death, held the premises with her husband for their lives, with remainder to James and Joan his wife and the heirs of his body by a fine levied in the king's court, and that the said tenements are held of John Dengayne by knight's service.
Vacated because below.
Membrane 11d.
Nov. 17.
Langley.
Richard, son of Adam de Peshale and Thomas de Offeleye, of Eccleshale, co. Stafford, acknowledge that they owe to John de Tamworth, clerk, 12l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Warwick.
The same Richard acknowledges that he owes to the said John 100s.; to be levied as aforesaid.
Nov. 10.
Westminster.
To John de Collebrok. Order to be before the king and his council at Westminster on Monday after St. Lucy next to answer for his contempt and further to do and receive what shall then be determined, as John lately laded a certain number of cloths in ships in the port of Exemuth and took them to parts beyond without paying the custom due thereon, although it was exacted of him by the one supplying the place of John de Wesenham to whom the king granted that custom in all the ports of England for a time, as John has certified in chancery. By C.
The like to the following, to wit:—
Geoffrey le Clerc, of Toppesham.
Nicholas de Godescote.
John Slegh.
Benedict de Clyst.
Reginald Whythom.
To John de Stratton de Weymuth. The like order, as he laded a number of cloths in ships in the port of Weymuth, etc. as above. By C.
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon sight of these presents, to cause proclamation to be made, that no one shall joust, tourney or exercise other deeds of arms in England upon pain of the forfeiture of their horses, armour and other things, and if they find any doing the contrary after the proclamation, they shall take them to the Tower of London or deliver them to the constable there or to him who supplies his place, and they shall take into the king's hand their horses, armour, equipments and other goods, and keep them safely until further order, certifying the king in chancery of the names of those arrested, of the value of the horses etc. so taken and of all their action in the matter. By K.
[Fœdera.]
The like to all the sheriffs of England, 'mutatis mutandis.' [Ibid.]
Enrolment of release by Henry de Frouwyk, of co. Middlesex, to John de Cornhull, son and heir of Richard de Cornhull, of all his right and claim in all the lands and rents in the parishes of St. Giles without Crepelgate and St. Botulf without Alderichesgate, London, and in the parishes of Iseldon, Shordich, Hakeneye and elsewhere in co. Middlesex, which he lately had of the grant of John de Gloucestr[ia], son of Henry de Gloucestr[ia], citizen of London, and which John de Cornhull lately recovered against him by judgment rendered in the king's court. Witnesses: John de Munden, Walter de Berham, Peter atte Gate, John Dobelyn, William le Parker. Dated at Iseldon on Thursday after St. Edmund the King, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that Henry came into chancery at London on 26 November and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
Robert de Kelm acknowledges that he owes to John de Cotyngton, clerk, the elder, 26s. 8d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Nottingham.
Cancelled on payment.
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
Richard Talbot, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Hanhampstede, citizen and pepperer of London, 1,000l.; to be levied etc. in co. Oxford.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by William de Hanhampsted, executor of William's will.
The same Richard acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Shordych, citizen and goldsmith of London, 1,000l.; to be levied as aforesaid.
William de Hanhampstede, citizen and pepperer of London, and Robert de Shordych, citizen and goldsmith of London, acknowledge that they owe to John de Berkyng, citizen and draper of London, the younger, 500l.; to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Cancelled on payment.
Nov. 23.
Westminster.
The sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk. Order upon sight of these presents, to cause proclamation to be made that all who have taken falcons and hawks wearing hooks (vertevellas) and jesses shall bring them to the sheriff with all speed to be delivered to him by indenture to be kept safely until the king has ordered them to be delivered to those who claim them, and to arrest all those found detaining and concealing such falcons and hawks, after the proclamation, together with the said falcons and hawks, and to keep them safely until further order.
The like to the following, to wit:
The sheriff of Kent.
The sheriff of Surrey and Sussex.
The sheriff of Southampton.
The sheriff of Oxford and Berks.
The sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham.
The sheriff of Essex and Hertford.
The sheriff of Middlesex.
The sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon.
Nov. 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to supersede the taking of Thomas de Vernoun, knight, as he has shown the king, that whereas he is indicted before William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to enquire concerning the names of the malefactors who ravished Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche, at Beaumes, near Redyng, killed Michael de Ponynges 'le uncle' and Thomas le Clerc of Shipton there, and committed other felonies, and to hear and determine the same, for the said misdeeds, at the procuration of his rivals, and he has besought the king to order the taking of his body to be superseded by a mainprise, as he is not guilty of the premises, and Thomas Wale, knight, William Louches, John de Abberbury, Ralph Friday, Thomas Fitz Aleyn, and Nicholas de Bannebury have mainperned in chancery to have Thomas before the said William and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, on the octaves of Hilary next to stand to right upon the premises and further to do and receive what shall then be determined. By C.
Nov. 23.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Essex and Hertford. Order to cause the bridges upon the banks in that bailiwick to be made with all speed, and to compel all those who are bound to do so, to repair or build such bridges, in accordance with the tenor of a former order [as at page 397 above], as the bridges are not yet built through the negligence and disobedience of those who are bound to make and repair them. By K.
Nov. 15.
Westminster.
To William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order to supersede the exigent and process against Stephen Fraunceys while he is in the king's service, if they find that he is placed in exigent at the king's suit, as he has besought the king to order this to be done, as he is placed in exigent in co. Wilts to be outlawed, and he is staying in the king's service in garrison at Calais, as Richard Talbot, steward of the king's household, has testified in chancery. By C.
Richard de Whitewell, canon of St. Mary's church, Lincoln, puts in his place Philip de Redmar, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100s. made to him in chancery by Richard Martyn, parson of St. Peter's church, Staunford.—David de Woll[ore] received the attorney.
Dec. 3.
Westminster.
Richard de Burneby acknowledges that he owes to William de Byfeld, clerk, John de Caldon, Walter de Eketon of Fletestrete and Nicholas atte Longeentre 40l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Northampton.
Membrane 10d.
Enrolment of release by William son of Thomas Beaupount of Baumburgh to John de Hopton, chaplain, and his successors, chaplains in the church of St. Aidan, Baumburgh, to celebrate divine service for the souls of Thomas de Baumburgh, of his father and mother and of all the faithful departed, of all his right and claim in the lands which John holds in the town and territory of Baumburgh, which lands the said Thomas de Baumburgh held of the gift and enfeoffment of the said Thomas Beaupount. Witnesses: Thomas de Seyton, Roger de Blaykeston, John Moubray, Peter de Richemond, Hamo de Hessay, Robert de Tughale, William de Presfen, Robert Wendout, Walter son of Henry de Swynhowe. Dated at Westminster on 6 June, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 20 November and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Enrolment of release by John de Cornhull son and heir of Richard de Cornhull of co. Middlesex to Henry de Frouwyk of that county of all the lands and rents in the parishes of St. Giles without Crepelgrate and St. Botholf without Alderichesgate, London, Iseldon, Hakeneye and Shordich in the said county, which he lately recovered against Henry by judgment rendered in the king's court, to hold for life for rendering 8l. yearly to John, so that if Henry die within eight years of the making of these presents, his executors shall hold the said lands and rents until the end of the eight years, and John also grants to Henry permission to dig, carry and sell clay, sand and soil at certain places, to wit in a place called 'les noef acres,' and another place containing 10 acres, which is held of the prebend of Iseldon, at his will. Dated at Iseldon, co. Middlesex, on Sunday the feast of St. Katherine, 21 Edward III. French.
Memorandum that John came into chancery at London on 26 November and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Walter de Wauncy puts in his place John de Sutton and John de Codyngton, the younger, clerk, to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 20l. made to him in chancery by Hildebrand de London.—Elias de Grym[stede] received the attorneys.
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
Isabel Parvyng acknowledges that she owes to Margaret de Wygeton 100l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of her lands and chattels in co. Cumberland.
William de Brokesbourn acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Birton 4l.; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford.
Cancelled on payment.
William de Shiltwode, parson of Lamyhangel Orath church, diocese of St. Davids, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby clerk, 100s.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Worcester.
Nov. 26.
Westminster.
John atte Grene, parson of Wexham church, acknowledges that he owes to William de Newenham, clerk, 50s.; to be levied etc. in co. Buckingham.
Cancelled on payment.
Nicholaa late the wife of John de Mokkyng, citizen and fishmonger of London, executrix of his will, puts in his place Michael Clench to prosecute the execution of a recognisance for 100l. made to John in chancery by John Dengayne of Teversham.
Nov. 10.
Westminster.
To William Bisshop, the king's serjeant at arms. Order to supersede the execution of the commission appointing him to supervise the collection and levying of the wool last granted by the laity in cos. Buckingham, Hertford, Oxford, Berks, Wilts, Somerset, Dorset, Southampton and Devon and to stir the collectors and receivers of the wool to be attendant upon their duties and the men of the counties to pay their portions, and to do certain other things contained in the king's letters to him, as for certain causes the king has revoked that commission.
The like to the following to wit:—
Thomas Durant, the king's serjeant at arms, appointed in cos.
Gloucester, Worcester, Hereford, Salop and the town of Bristol.
Robert Flambard, serjeant etc. appointed in cos. Surrey and Sussex.
Hugh de Notingham, serjeant appointed in cos. Lincoln, Rutland, Leicester, Nottingham, Stafford, Derby, Lancaster, York and the town of Newcastle upon Tyne.
Walter de la Hay, serjeant appointed in cos. Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Bedford and Northampton.
Robert Flambard, serjeant appointed in co. Middlesex.
Robert Mounceaux, serjeant appointed in cos. York, Northumberland Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancaster.
Walter de Harewell, serjeant appointed in cos. Lincoln and Nottingham.
William Virly, serjeant appointed in co. Nottingham.
Walter de Hauley, serjeant appointed in co. Cornwall.
Walter de Hauley, serjeant appointed in co. Devon.
Nov. 26.
Westminster.
John Peche, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Saltby 80l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Southampton.
The same John acknowledges that he owes to the said Richard 80l.; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln.
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
Richard Forester acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Ufford, earl of Suffolk, 200 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Suffolk.
Cancelled on payment.
Nov. 29.
Westminster.
Brother John de Houton, master of the house of St. James near Westminster, acknowledges that he owes to John de Asshewell, the elder, 10 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Middlesex.
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
To William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order to supersede until the octaves of Hilary next the process made against Thomas de Vernoun, knight, as he is indicted before the said William and his fellows, justices appointed to enquire concerning and to hear and determine what malefactors ravished Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche, at Beaumes near Reading in co. Wilts, by force and arms, killed Michael de Ponynges, 'le uncle,' and Thomas le Clerc of Shipton and committed other misdeeds, which indictments the king has sent to the justices under the half seal that they may cause justice to be done, and Thomas Wale, knight, William Louches, John de Abberbury, Ralph Fryday, Thomas fitz Aleyn and Nicholas de Bannebury of co. Oxford have mainperned in chancery, asserting that Thomas is innocent, to have him before the king on the said octaves to stand to right upon the matter. By C.
Membrane 9d.
Nov. 13.
Westminster.
To J. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament to be held at Westminster on the morrow of Hilary next, to treat of affairs touching the king and the state of the realm, warning the prior and chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury, the archdeacons and all the clergy of his diocese to attend the said parliament, the prior and archdeacons in person and the chapter and clergy by their proctors, knowing that the king does not desire the parliament in order to ask for aids or tallages, but for doing justice to the people for damages inflicted upon them and for treating upon the said affairs. By K.
[Rep. Dignity of a Peer, iv, page 572.]
The like to W. archbishop of York, W. bishop of Winchester and eighteen other bishops. [Ibid.]
To the abbot of Westminster. Summons to attend the said parliament.
[Ibid.] By K.
The like to twenty-three other abbots, the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England and the prior of Lewes. [Ibid.]
To Henry, earl of Lancaster. Summons to attend the said parliament, 'mutatis mutandis.' By K.
[Ibid.]
The like to ten other earls and thirty others. [Ibid.]
To William de Thorp. Summons to attend the said parliament.
[Ibid.] By K.
The like to sixteen others. [Ibid.]
To Bartholomew de Burghersh, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to him who supplies his place there. Order to cause two barons to be chosen in each of the said ports to attend the said parliament. By K.
[Ibid.]
To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights to be chosen for that shire, and two citizens from each city and two burgesses from each borough, to be chosen to attend the said parliament. By K.
[Ibid.]
The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.]
To Walter de Bermyngeham, justiciary of Ireland. Summons to attend the said parliament to give his counsel. By K.
[Ibid.]
Enrolment of release by William son of Thomas Russel, of Claneford, to Richard de Claneford of all his right and claim in a messuage in Claneford in the parish of Great Wenden, lying between the land of John Godewyne, and the highway, whereof one head extends upon a messuage which is held of Sir Thomas de Berkelee in villeinage, towards the east, and the other upon the highway towards the west. Witnesses: John Beauchaump, John Bole, John de Norton, John Pake, John Godwyne, John Andreu, Simon Brice, Richard Pencrich, John the smith (fabro). Dated at Great Wenden on Sunday after the feast of St. Andrew, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that William came into chancery at Westminster on 7 December and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Dec. 8.
Iver.
John Brocas, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Bedeford, skinner of London, 400l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Berks.
Richard Mareschal, of Royston, the elder, acknowledges that he owes to John Makenheved 120l.; to be levied etc. in co. Hertford.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged before the chancellor.
1347. Membrane 8d.
Enrolment of grant made by John, son and heir of Sir John de Clynton, of Maxstoke, knight, in his full age, to Robert prior of Maxstoke and the convent there of the site of the manor of Maxstoke with its appurtenances, all the park of that manor and with all the islands adjacent, between the park and the water of Blythe, and all the field with hedges and ditches in the manor called 'Chirchefeld,' and all the field there called 'Peseforlong,' all the field there with hedges and ditches called 'Bedeshalefeld,' all the field there with hedges and ditches called 'Spelleslond,' all the plot of land called 'Anketelleswell' with the water course thereof to the site of the said manor, all the plot of land called 'Schepecoteyerd,' as enclosed with hedges and ditches, all the plot of wood called 'Byrchenemor' and another plot of wood called 'le Oldefeld' near le Birchenmor, in that manor, with hedges and ditches, all the demesne as in wastes, ways, paths and all other places which the prior and convent previously held of his gift and enfeoffment in that manor, a messuage and all the lands which Robert Pouke, sometime his bondman, held of him in the manor, with Robert's body and all his issue, a messuage and all the lands which Henry le Proude, sometime his bondman, held of him there, with Henry's body and issue, a messuage which Thomas Pouke, sometime his bondman, held of him there, with his body and all his issue, a moiety of a virgate of land which Master Richard the cook (cocus) formerly held for life in the manor, a messuage which John le Couherde formerly held of him at will there, the homages and services of Simon Moryn, Robert Hare, Henry le Walkere, Nicholas Breytram, John le Walkere, Alice le Walkere, Richard le Walkere, Amicîa late the wife of John Falke, Henry Hurdenehed, Thomas Anketel, Gregory Attehayteleye, Philip Isabell, John Walrond, John Gryffyn, Alice his wife, Maud late the wife of John de Borowyate, Walter de Collesleye, Robert Hood, Emma late the wife of Nicholas de Lyndrych, Alice late the wife of John the smith (fabri) and Richard Atteslade for the lands which they held of him in that manor, which messuages, rents and services the prior and convent previously held of his gift and enfeoffment in exchange for the manor of Shustoke as they held it of the gift and enfeoffment of William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, except a plot of land called 'Betrychescroft' and another plot called 'Berneyerd' and an acre of land called 'Lideyateforlang' below the highway, an acre of land in Le Middelehallefeld, called 'Wascheforlong,' an acre of land called 'Marledeforlong,' a plot of meadow called 'Banebuttes' and 12d. rent issuing from divers plots which Gundreda de Brewode formerly held in the manor, and the advowson of a chantry for the chaplain celebrating divine service in the chapel of Benteleye in that manor, to hold in frankalmoin. Witnesses: Sir Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, Sir William de Clynton, earl of Huntyngdon, Sir Baldwin de Fryvyle, Sir Ralph de Bracebregge, knights, John de Peyto the younger, John du Lee, John de Collesleye and others. Dated at Maxstoke on Wednesday after the Annunciation, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that John son of John de Clynton came into chancery at Westminster on 7 December and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Dec. 8.
Iver.
William Trussel of Cubbesdon and Warin Trussel his brother, John Brocas, knight, John de Bedeforde, skinner, Thomas de Walden, spicer, and Richard de Mallynge, vintner, citizens of London, acknowledge that they owe to John de Wygan, citizen of London, 3,000l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Berks.
Cancelled on payment.
Enrolment of indenture testifying that whereas William Trussel of Cubbesdon, Warin Trussel his brother, John Brokas, knights, John de Bedeford, skinner, Thomas de Walden, spicer, and Richard de Mallyngge, vintner, citizens of London, are bound to John de Wygan, citizen of London, in 3,000l. by the preceding recognisance, to be paid at the octaves of Hilary next, John de Wygan grants that if they deliver the body of William Trussel son of John Trussel who is committed to the custody of the said John de Wygan, warden of the prison of the Marshalsea of the king's Bench, at the octaves of Hilary next, to the warden of that prison, then the recognisance shall be null and void, but if they do not, it shall remain in force. Witnesses: Reginald de Thorp, Thomas Gyles, Robert de Assh, Thomas de Banham, Richard le Clerk, John Adam, 'barber,' Richard Dymenel, Ralph Fraunceys, clerk. Dated at Fletstret in the suburb of London on Sunday after the Conception of the Virgin, 21 Edward III.
Memorandum that William, Warin, John, John, Thomas and Richard and the said John Wygan came into chancery at Westminster on 9 December and acknowledged the preceding indenture.
Dec. 10.
Iver.
John de Pulteneye, knight, acknowledges that he owes to William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, 906l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Kent.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the earl before Master John de Offord, the chancellor.
Thomas de Bykeryng, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Thomas de Ryngstede 20l.; to be levied etc. in co. Northampton.
Cancelled on payment.
Dec. 1.
Westminster.
To the justices of the Bench, Dublin. John de Carreu has shown the king that whereas John de Carreu, his father, whose heir he is, lately demised certain lands in Erston Molyngere in Ireland to Hugh de Lacy, knight, for a term of seven years, within which term all Hugh's lands were seised into the king's hands for his evil deeds, and although Hugh had no estate in the said lands except for seven years, yet they were so taken and remained in the king's hand until they were granted to one Robert Tut, at his suggestion, and subsequently John the son impleaded Robert for those lands by writ under the seal used in Ireland, and Robert produced before the justices the writ under the great seal that no pleas concerning lands pertaining to the king in Ireland shall be held before any of his ministers in those parts, without consulting him, wherefore the justices have hitherto delayed to proceed in that plea, whereupon John has besought the king to provide a remedy: the king therefore orders the justices, if the premises contain the truth, to proceed further in the plea and cause justice to be done to the parties, notwithstanding the said writs, but not to proceed to render judgment without consulting the king. By p.s. [19062.]
Dec. 4.
Westminster.
To John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London, or to him who supplies his place there. Order to release Thomas de Rothery, knight, imprisoned in the Tower by the king's order, by a mainprise, as Stephen de Cusyngton, knight, and Thomas de Uvedale, knight, have mainperned in chancery that Thomas will behave well and that he will be ready to answer the king when warned upon the things to be set forth to him.
By p.s. [19064.]
Dec. 12.
Iver.
Richard Dammory acknowledges that he owes to Otto de Holand, knight, 600l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford.
Membrane 7d.
Nov. 9.
Westminster.
Walter de Chiryton, Thomas de Swanlond, Henry Picard, Henry de Causton, John de Stodeye and John Malwayn, citizens and merchants of London, acknowledge that they owe to Walter de Mauny, knight, 3,000l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London.
Joan late the wife of William le Baud, knight, acknowledges that she owes to Miles le Frenshe of Storteford 200l.; to be levied etc. in co. Kent.
Cancelled on payment.
Memorandum that Ralph de Foxle, clerk, received the preceding recognisance by writ, which is on the files among the writs of dedimus potestatem of this year.
Nov. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made that all merchants and others who wish to take wool to the king's staple in Flanders, shall do so after paying the customs and subsidies due thereon, whenever they see fit, in accordance with the king's grant made owing to certain causes shown before him and his council, and with the assent of the merchants to whom the king granted the 20,000 sacks last granted for the war of France, although the king lately ordered the sheriffs to cause proclamation to be made that no one should take any wool out of the realm before those 20,000 sacks had been taken. By K. and C.
[Fœdera.]
The like to all the sheriffs of England. [Ibid.]
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Although at the request of William, bishop of Norwich, showing that John de Foxton, rector of Gerveston church, of his diocese, was excommunicated for contempt of his episcopal authority and would not be judged by ecclesiastical censure, the king ordered the sheriff to adjudge John by his body until he should satisfy Holy Church for the said contempt and injury, but because John has appealed from the bishop's sentence as unjust to the apostolic see and for the determination of the court of Canterbury, and pursues the appeal with effect, as appears by public instruments thereupon shown by him in chancery: the king, not wishing John to be precluded from that appeal by the said writ, especially as the writ proceeds of favour, and the state of the appellants ought to be entire, orders the sheriff to notify the bishop and John Veyse of Northwalsham, chaplain, and Hugh Daukyn of Bradefeld, executors of the will of Simon, late rector of a moiety of Bradfeld church, at whose instance the sentence against John was made, it is said, to be before the king in chancery on the octaves of Hilary next, to show cause why the execution of the writ to take John should not be superseded pending the appeal, and because John has found in chancery Adam de Carleton, John de Belton, William de Boltoton and Adam de Wath, who have mainperned to have him to stand to right in the premises and further to do and receive what the king's court shall determine, the king further orders the sheriff to supersede the taking of John by that mainprise and to release him if he has been taken for the said cause.
Nov. 30.
Westminster.
Leo de Perton, William de Bobynton and Stephen de Duddeley, parson of Sturmere church, diocese of London, acknowledge that they owe to Richard de Thoresby, clerk, 12 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and Stephen's ecclesiastical goods in co. Worcester.
Cancelled on payment.