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Close Rolls, Edward III: February 1348

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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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February 1348

Feb. 4.
Westminster.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the town of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of St. Edward Lettele, a tun of wine for the present year, of the king's right prise, for celebrating masses in that church, in accordance with the grant of Henry III to them of a tun of such wine to be received yearly at Southampton.
Feb. 3.
Westminster.
To William de Middelton, escheator in co. Norfolk. Order to take the fealty of John son of John de Erlham, according to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and to cause him to have seisin of 5 acres of land and 4 messuages and 12 acres of land in the hands of bondmen in Erlham, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that John, at his death, held the premises in his demesne as of fee, in chief by fealty and by the service of 60s. yearly paid to Norwich castle, for himself and his free tenants, and that John the son is his next heir and was aged fifteen years on 19 June in the 20th year of the reign.
Feb. 3.
Westminster.
To Roger Daber, escheator in co. Surrey. Order not to intermeddle further with certain tenements in Waleton upon Thames, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margaret late the wife of Robert de Kendale held no lands at her death in chief in her demesne as of fee or in service in that county, but that she held the said tenements for life in the name of dower after the death of John de Leghe, late her husband, of Hugh le Despenser by knight's service.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the prioress and nuns of Chesthunt in co. Hertford of the portion touching them of the tenth and fifteenth last granted, as their goods and possessions do not suffice for their maintenance, as the king is informed unless they are supported by the alms of others. By C.
Feb. 3.
Westminster.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the port of London. Order to deliver to William de Stokton, vicar of St. Paul's church, London, two tuns of wine, one of the vintage of Michaelmas term last and the other of the wines of 'reek' of the present season, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 6 March in the 14th year of the reign, of two tuns of such wine, to be received yearly for life in the port of London.
Jan. 30.
Westminster.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Isabel de Lancastr[ia], nun of Ambresbury, 3 tuns of wine of the king's prises in the ports of Southampton and Bristol, in accordance with the king's grant to her on 16 August in the 16th year of the reign of 3 tuns of such wine to be received yearly for life in those ports.
Membrane 38.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
Nicholas de Crophill of Notyngham, imprisoned at Nottingham for trespass of venison in the forest of Shirewode, has a writ to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who supplies his place there, to bail him.
Jan. 30.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge Thomas de Metham, knight, and William de Lound of Holdernesse, of 524l. 7s. as on 15 April in the 19th year of the reign, Thomas and William made a recognisance for the said sum to be paid to William de Kildesby which recognisance was made for the greater security of 262l. 3s. 6d. due to William by Thomas and William de Lound, as may appear by an indenture made between them, of which sum of 262l. 3s. 6d. Thomas and William paid 180l. to William, by two letters of acquittance under his seal, and 33l. 10s. 9d., by a letter close under his seal, to William de Herlaston and Thomas de Lichefeld, his general attorneys, during his absence and they have now paid 48l. 12s. 9d. by the king's order to Richard de Sibford, the king's clerk, appointed by commission under the great seal to receive all the money, goods and chattels, debts and other things which belonged to William de Kildesby, and to answer therefor in the king's chamber, so that the said sum of 262l. 3s. 6d. for which the recognisance was made, has been fully paid, whereupon Thomas and William de Lound have besought the king to order them to be discharged of the said recognisance, and he has caused it to be cancelled in the chancery rolls.
By letter under the seal called 'Griffoun.'
Jan. 28.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage 15 bovates of land and 10s. rent in Buterwyk in that county, restoring the issues thereof to Isabel late the wife of Durand Bard, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Darand at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that county, but that he held the premises jointly with Isabel of the grant of Nicholas de Wirthorp, chaplain, for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, and that the premises are held of William de Graistok, by knight's service.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the town of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of King's Beaulieu a tun of wine of the king's right prise in that town for celebrating masses in their church, in accordance with the grant of Henry III to them of a tun of such wine to be received there yearly between Christmas and the Purification.
Jan. 26.
Westminster.
To Thomas Fychard, escheator in co. Hereford. Order not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 100 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, an acre of wood, 20s. rent in Turneston in that county and the advowson of the church of that town, restoring the issues thereof to Joan wife of Richard son of Richard Danseye, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Richard Danseye at his death held no lands in fee in chief or of any other but that he held the premises for life of the commission of Nicholas Danseye, with remainder to the said Joan, for life, and that the said tenements are held of Roger de Chaundos by knight's service.
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. The burgesses of that town have besought the king, by their petition before him and his council in the present parliament, to provide a remedy, as they hold the town with the customs, rents, services and all other profits pertaining thereto, for rendering a yearly ferm of 66l. to the king, and divers merchants and mariners, by a confederacy made between them for their own gain, during the fishery season between Midsummer and Michaelmas, scheming to defraud the king of divers prises anciently due to his castle there of fish and herrings brought in ships to those ports, and the men of the town of the toll and divers customs which they ought to receive of such merchandise, in aid of the said ferm, have frequently come with their boats and crayers to meet the fishing ships near the sea coast, have bought fish and herrings from the fishermen, placed them in their boats and crayers, had them taken whither they wished, unlading the fishing boats of their merchandise, so that they returned empty to port, paying no prises, tolls or customs, to the loss of the burgesses and the diminution of the fair and market there: the king therefore orders the bailiffs, if such mariners who sell their merchandise at sea as aforesaid, come to that port with their ships, to cause them to be attached at the suit of all the men of the town who wish to complain of such trespass, and further to cause the speedy complement of justice to be done. By pet. of parl.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 37.
Feb. 4.
Westminster.
To Nicholas Gower, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse. Order to amove the king's hand from a messuage and 2 bovates of land of John de Mounceaux, knight, in Bernston in Holdernesse, and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the issues thereof, as the king ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken the premises into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had not so taken any lands of John, but that he had taken a messuage and 2 bovates of land in Bernston into the king's hand because Agatha, daughter and heir of Gerard the chamberlain (camerarii) had entered them after the death of Gerard, who held them in chief of Edward I as of the honour of Albemarl, without the king's licence, and afterwards, at John's suit, showing that Gerard died in the time of Avelin, countess of Albemarl, and Agatha had entered the premises long before the said honour came into the hands of Edward I, and had alienated them to William Serjant, John's bondman, and they ought to pertain to him, and he besought the king to order his hand to be amoved therefrom, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that Agatha entered the said tenements a year before the honour came into the hands of Edward I. as the daughter and heir of Gerard, and that they are held in chief as of the said honour, by knight's service and are worth yearly, to wit, the messuage 4s. and the land 16s.
Feb. 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Thomas de Mountford, who is insufficiently qualified.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Ingelwode, to be elected in place of Thomas de Neuby, deceased.
To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Ingelwode to be elected in place of John de Hoton Rof, deceased.
Feb. 4.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive from the collectors of the biennial tenth and fifteenth last granted in the East Riding, co. York, 100s. for the tenth touching the men of Ravenserod for the first year of payment and 100s. for the second year, and to cause a like sum to be allowed in like grants of tenths and fifteenths henceforth, and to be enrolled, causing the sum anciently current upon that town to be cancelled and to discharge the said men and collectors of the residue, as the king ordered the said collectors to receive 100s. from the said men and to supersede the demand made upon them for more [as at page 322 above].
By p.s.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to take security of a plate of silver of the value of two marks of the weight of the Tower of London for every sack of wool taken out of that port, before they are taken, to be taken to the exchange, for which the collectors shall answer, certifying the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, and the keeper of the exchange in the Tower, of the names of those who take the wool, and their mainpernors, and of the time of the taking of the wool, from time to time so that answer may be made to the king according to the ordinance, as in order that good money of the king's sterling might be multiplied in the realm, the king has ordained in the present parliament that all who take out wool shall find security as aforesaid within half a year at latest after it has been taken to be delivered to the keeper of the said exchange upon pain of 4 marks for each plate which they do not so take, and they shall receive prompt payment in sterlings for such plate within ten days. By K. and all the parliament.
The like to the collectors of customs in the following ports, to wit:—
The collectors in the port of Southampton.
The collectors in the port of Bristol.
The collectors in the port of Exeter.
The collectors in the port of Wynchelse.
The collectors in the port of Sandwich.
The collectors in the port of Ipswich.
The collectors in the port of Great Yarmouth.
The collectors in the port of Lenn.
The collectors in the port of Boston.
The collectors in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull.
The collectors in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The collectors in the port of Chichester.
Membrane 36.
Jan. 29.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay up to 20l. by the view and testimony of John Everard, one of the coroners of the county, for repairing the defects of the prison in the castle of Old Sarum and of the houses, buildings and mills below the castle, as the prison is weak and broken, and the houses etc. are in great need of repair. By bill of the treasurer.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to pay to Wolfardus de Gistellis or to his attorney 25 marks for Michaelmas term in the 20th year of the reign and 50 marks for the past year in accordance with the king's grant to him and to Eleanor his wife on 1 June in the 20th year of the reign of 50 marks to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in that port, for life, and he ordered the collectors to pay to Wolfardus what was in arrear to him from the said 1 June, and Wolfardus has besought the king to order him to be satisfied, as he has not yet received any payment of the 50 marks, as is found by the certificates of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, sent into chancery.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
Robert de Bilkemor and Robert his son imprisoned at Marlebergh for trespass of vert and venison have a writ to Thomas de Brewes, keeper of the Forest this side Trent, to bail them.
Feb. 4.
Westminster.
To Walter de Bermyngham, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place there. Order to deliver to Joan late the wife of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, or to her attorney, the liberty of Trym, in Ireland, together with the issues and profits thereof from the time of its being taken into the king's hand, as the king ordered the justiciary by divers writs to amove the king's hand from that liberty without delay and to permit Joan to enjoy it without hindrance, restoring the issues and profits thereof to her [as at page 311 above], but he has not hitherto cared to do anything therein, and now Joan has besought the king, by her petition before him and his council in the present parliament, to provide a remedy. By pet. of parl.
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to view the account of the taxers and collectors of the third year of the triennial tenth and fifteenth granted in the 11th year of the reign, and the assessment made by them upon the burgesses of Southampton by virtue of the king's order, and if they find that the said assessment was reasonably made upon the goods which the burgesses then had and that the burgesses paid their portions according to the assessment, then to supersede the demand made upon the burgesses for any greater sum for the tenth beyond that assessment, and to discharge both the burgesses and the taxers and collectors thereof, as on 1 November in the 13th year of the reign, the king ordered the taxers and collectors to go to Southampton, to assess the men there at the tenth for the third year and to cause it to be levied of them according to that assessment [as in this Calendar, 13 Edward III, page 297].
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
To the same. Order to view the account of the takers and purveyors in co. Southampton of the wool granted in the 15th year of the reign, and other memoranda touching that account, and if they find that the burgesses of Southampton paid 5 sacks, then to supersede the demand made upon them for paying any wool beyond those 5 sacks, and to discharge both the burgesses and the said takers and purveyors thereof, as on 10 October in the 15th year of the reign the king ordered the said takers and purveyors to receive 5 sacks of wool from those burgesses and to supersede the demand made upon them for wool beyond that sum [as in this Calendar, 15 Edward III, page 289].
Membrane 35.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Lucy, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancaster. Order to assign dower to Emma late the wife of John de Croft of a messuage and 60 acres of land in Warton in a place called Trewhitmyre, in the presence of Henry de Haydok, the king's clerk, to whom the king committed the custody of the said lands, to hold until John's heir should come of age, if he choose to attend, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held the premises 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 the service of grinding the corn growing upon that land at the mill of Warton to the thirteenth grain, and by the service of 2½d. yearly at Midsummer.
Feb. 17.
Westminster.
To Nicholas Gower, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse. Order to take the fealty of Maud late the wife of Thomas son of Walter Steller of Paghelflete according to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further with a messuage, 3 bovates 2 acres and a moiety of a rood of land, 11 acres 3½ roods of meadow and pasture for seven great cattle in Paghel and to deliver the other lands which Thomas held in his demesne as of fee, to the said Maud mother of Peter, Thomas's son as nearest to him, to be kept for his use, restoring the issues of those lands, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death held no lands in chief as of the crown, but that he held jointly with Maud the said tenements in Paghel of the gift and enfeoffment of William Bakster and Walter de Kyllyngwyk, chaplains and also that he held in his demesne as of fee 2 tofts in the said town of Paghel, a messuage, 3½ tofts, pasture for 1½ great cattle and 8s. 6d. rent in Paghelflete, a messuage and a moiety of a bovate of land in Bondbrustwyk and a messuage in Aldeburgh, and that the land, meadow and pasture in Paghel are held in chief as of the honour of Albemarle by the service of finding three men at Paghelflete to take across the River Humber the lord and lady of the manor of Brustwyk when they should cross from the parts of Holdernesse to the parts of Lyndeseye, and the messuage, toft, pasture and rent in Paghelflete are held by the service of rendering 2s. 4d. yearly to the king's manor of Brustwyk at Christmas and Midsummer, and all the other lands are held of other lords than the king by divers services and Peter is Thomas's next heir and will be aged two years at St. Peter in Cathedra next.
Feb. 21.
Westminster.
To John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop. Order to take the fealty of Richard de Haukeston according to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and to deliver to him and to Agnes his wife the manor of Grete in that county restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator, that Philip de Grete, at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in chief or of any other in that county but that he held the said manor for life of the grant of Agnes late the wife of Henry de Halughton by a fine levied in the king's court, with remainder to the said Richard and Agnes his wife, for their lives, and that the manor is held of the heir of Richard de Cornub[ia], a minor in the king's wardship, as of the manor of Boreford by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee.
Jan. 26.
Westminster.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler. Order to deliver to Giles de Bello Campo two tuns of wine yearly in that port of Bristol, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 2 tuns of wine to be received there yearly for life for paying the king's prises therefor.
Jan. 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Richard de la Vache 10l. for Michaelmas term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him, upon his stay with him, of 20l. to be received yearly at the exchequer for life.
Vacated because on the roll of liberate.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the weighers (tronatoribus) of wool and other merchandise in the port of Great Yarmouth. Order to cause the small pieces of iron called 'bakyren,' 'wymond' and 'osmond' and other small merchandise of value, brought to that town for trafficking, to be weighed receiving a fee proportionate to that merchandise, such as has been received hitherto for merchandise of value, so that the king incur no loss through lack of weighing or the people in the selling or buying of such merchandise whereby he would have cause to punish the weighers, as the king is informed that in weighing such merchandise the weighers have hitherto been very remiss.
By C.
The like to the weighers in the following ports, to wit:—
The weighers in the port of Lenn.
The weighers in the port of Ipswich.
The weighers in the port of London.
The weighers in the port of Southampton.
The weighers in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull.
The weighers in the port of Boston.
Feb. 17.
Westminster.
To the justiciary of Ireland for the present or the future or to him who supplies his place. Order to pay to William de Welleseye 10 marks yearly henceforth for life and to give him satisfaction for the arrears thereof, unless there is reasonable cause why the king is not bound to such payment, as on 2 May in the 15th year of the reign, at William's suit showing that the late king had granted to him the custody of Kildare castle to hold for life, receiving 20l. yearly for the custody, and the said king afterwards gave the custody to John son of Thomas together with the county of Kildare, in fee, and William was amoved from the custody by reason of the said grant and the late king promised to recompence him in another place for the 20l., the present king ordered John Darcy, then justiciary of Ireland, to view the said letters and if he found that William's suggestion contained the truth, then to cause him to have recompence of the escheats, wards and marriages which had previously come into the king's hand in Ireland, by letters under the great seal used in that land, and now William has besought the king to cause the said 10 marks and what is in arrear to him thereof, to be paid to him, as 10 marks are in arrear to him. By pet. of parl.
Jan. 28.
Westminster.
To John de Coggeshale, escheator in co. Essex. Order not to distrain Margery de Ros one of the sisters and heirs of Giles de Badlesmere for her homage, as she has done homage for the purparty touching her of the manor of Thaxstede, which is held of the king, in chief, by knight's service and which Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, deceased, held for life of the inheritance of Giles. By p.s. [19195.]
Jan. 26.
Westminster.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Southampton. Order to deliver to the abbot of the monastery of Waverle, of the Cistercian order, a tun of red wine of the present season of 'reek' in that port, for the celebration of masses in the said monastery, in accordance with the king's grant to the abbot and convent there of a tun of such wine to be received yearly in that port for the celebration of masses for the souls of all the faithful departed.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the demand made upon the lawful men of the town of Southampton for any wool beyond a moiety of what they paid in the fifteenth year of the reign, if on viewing the accounts of the collectors of wool in that county, they find that the said men ought to pay that moiety, as on 5 July in the 16th year of the reign, at the suit of the said men, showing that they were so impoverished through the burning of the town by alien enemies, and they would deliver a moiety of the wool at which they were assessed in the fifteenth year of the reign, to the sheriff of Southampton and the collectors of wool in that county, and the collectors refused to receive it of them and compelled them to pay a much greater quantity beyond the moiety, and they beseeching the king to provide a remedy, he ordered the said sheriff and collectors to receive the moiety of wool from those men, and to supersede the demand made on them for more. By C.
Membrane 34.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to inspect the royal charters and if they find that the prioress of Ambresbury holds the manor of Welhop, co. Southampton, in frankalmoin, and that the late prioress was unduly compelled to pay 40s. for that manor for an aid in the time of Edward I, then to direct the collectors of the aid for making the king's eldest son a knight, in that county, to desist from making distraints upon the prioress for that aid, and to discharge her of the 40s. exacted of her for that cause, as she has shown the king that although the prioresses hold the said manor in frankalmoin, yet the said collectors exact 40s. of her for the aid as if it was held by knight's service, because in evidences of the aid granted to Edward I, sent to the treasurer and barons under the half seal, it is found that the prioress paid 40s. for that manor, which they levied of her by undue compulsion.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the master and brethren of the hospital of Newerk (novi operis) St. Mary, Strode, of the tenth and fifteenth last granted, for the second year, if their portion does not exceed 1 mark, directing the taxers and collectors thereof in co. Kent to supersede the demand made upon them for the same, as the master and brethren have shown the king that although the hospital was founded to maintain all the sick poor resorting thither until they should be healed, for divers chantries and several other alms, and it is so slenderly endowed that the goods thereof hardly suffice for the maintenance of the master and brethren, the said alms and other charges, and if it be charged with the aids granted by the community of the realm, it will behove the master and brethren to diminish the said alms, yet the said taxers and collectors distrain them to pay the tenth and fifteenth, whereupon they have besought the king to provide a remedy.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To John de Coggeshale, escheator in cos. Essex and Middlesex. Order not to intermeddle further with a moiety of the lands in Blemondesbury, the meadow in Leyton and the messuage and land in the parish of St. Giles, which he took into the king's hand by reason of the death of Maud late the wife of Roger de Bedefeld and Nicholas son and heir of the said Roger and Maud, restoring the issues of the messuage and land in the parish of St. Giles to William de Lavenham, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Maud and Nicholas, after Roger's death, held jointly in their demesne as of fee a messuage, 100 acres of land, 18 acres of pasture and 33s. rent in co. Middlesex, called Blemondesbury, and 50 acres of land, 3 acres of pasture and 5s. rent in the town of Kentisshtoun in the same county, and 15 acres of meadow in Leyton, co. Essex, and that afterwards, Maud being of full age, and Nicholas, aged nine years, enfeoffed William, by the king's licence, of all the said lands to hold for life, and that Nicholas, while a minor, afterwards re-entered a moiety of the said lands, and he died seised of that moiety in his demesne as of fee, and William continued his state of the other moiety until the death of Maud and Nicholas, and also that Maud, after Roger's death, enfeoffed William with a messuage and 2 acres of land in the parish of St. Giles of the Lepers to hold for life, and that the tenements called 'Blemondesbury' and the meadow in Leyton are held in chief by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee and by the service of paying to the exchequer at the gule of August a sore sparrowhawk or 2s. and the said meadow and rent in Kentisshtoun are held of the heirs of Henry Bydyk by the service of 8s. yearly, and the messuage and land in the parish of St. Giles are held of the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England by the service of 3s. yearly, and the king has taken William's fealty for the said moiety in Blemondesbury.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay 500l. to Thomas Cok, seneschal of Gascony, or to his attorney, in accordance with the king's grant to him for his service in Gascony after the departure of Henry earl of Lancaster and for the remuneration of certain men at arms and forty archers whom he retained by advice of the council for the time when he ruled the office of the seneschalship, of 500l. to be received at the exchequer of the king's gift. By p.s. [19306.]
Vacated because word for word on the roll of liberate.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the same. Order to pay to Thomas Cok, seneschal of Gascony, 200 marks yearly, in accordance with the king's grant to him, for staying in his retinue for life, because he undertook the office of the seneschalship for a year from 20 June last, and to maintain him as a banneret, which he took to maintain the honour of the king and of the said office, of 200 marks to be received yearly at the exchequer, to wit 100 marks for himself and his heirs and 100 marks for life. By p.s. [19306.]
Vacated because on the roll of liberate.
Membrane 33.
Feb. 15.
Westminster.
To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to deliver to John de Tubervill the manor of Pleyteford, the custody of Melchet park, a messuage and a virgate of land in la More, 20 acres of meadow in Alwardebury, 100s. rent in Bymerton and Alwardebury, 40s. rent in Estgrymstede and a messuage and 2 virgates of land in Abbodeston, restoring the issues thereof to him; as on 28 July last, for 40 marks which John paid to the king at the receipt of the exchequer, the king granted to him the marriage of John son and heir of Adam de Grymstede, knight, tenant in chief, a minor in the king's wardship and the king granted to him the custody of all the lands which Adam and Eleanor his wife, whom John afterwards married, previously held jointly for Adam's life, if they should come to the king's hand by the death of Eleanor before the heir was of age, to hold until the heir should come of age, without rendering anything to the king beyond the said 40 marks; and it is found by inquisition taken by the escheator that Adam and Eleanor jointly held the said manor, custody, messuage, land, meadow and rent, that Eleanor is dead and that John, Adam's son, is the next heir of Adam and Eleanor, and aged 7½ years.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to re-admit Hugh de Burgh, the king's clerk, to the office of chief baron of that exchequer, and to permit him to exercise it without hindrance, as the king committed that office to Hugh to hold during good conduct, and now he has besought the king to order the office to be restored to him, as he has been amoved therefrom without reasonable cause, as he asserts, and it has been testified before the king that Hugh behaved well in the said office and was amoved therefrom without reasonable cause.
By p.s. [19262.]
March 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause Alesia de Lacy, countess of Lincoln, to have seisin of a messuage and 8 acres of land in Sibeseye, which William Wragge of Sibeseye held who was hanged for felony, it is said, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the sheriff that the premises have been in the king's hand for a year and a day, that William held them of the countess and that Thomas de la Warderope holds them and had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king.
March 2.
Windsor.
To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to John de Houton, Hugh de Sadlyngstanes and Illard de Useflete, whom the king appointed to enquire concerning things touching the ninth of sheaves, lambs and fleeces in the North Riding in that county and to do certain other things contained in their commission, 10s., ½ mark and 5s. each respectively for every day that they are attendant upon the premises, of the extracts of their sessions or else of the issues of that county. By bill of the treasurer.
Jan. 26.
Westminster.
Richard Paytfayn son and heir of William Paytfayn, imprisoned at York for trespass of venison in the forest of Galtres, has a writ to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to him who supplies his place in the forest of Galtres, to bail him.
March 1.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of Lenne. Order to pay to Conrad Feniol, John Conyng and their fellows, merchants of Almain, or to Robert de Caldewell, their attorney, 1 mark on every sack and 300 wool-fells and 2 marks on every last of hides taken out of that port after Midsummer next, of the customs and subsidies there, by indenture and to cause the part of the coket seal in their custody to be kept under the seal of the said attorney until the said merchants are satisfied for 500 marks of 20,000 marks, beyond the 1,400 marks which the king ordered to be delivered to them, as for 40,000 marks which Walter de Chiriton and Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh and their fellows, the king's merchants, agreed to lend to the king in parts beyond the sea, the king granted on 26 April last that they should receive all the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm, except certain assignments contained in the agreements made with them, until they should be satisfied for the said 40,000 marks, and with their consent and at their request the king granted that the said merchants of Almain should receive of the customs as aforesaid for 20,000 marks which they lent to Walter and his fellows in aid of the said 40,000 marks, and the king wishes that part of the coket seal which is in the custody of the collectors to remain under the seals of Conrad and John or their attorneys until the 20,000 marks are fully paid. By C.
The like to the following, to wit:
The collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to pay 1,000 marks to the said merchants or to John de Chestrefeld, their attorney.
The collectors of customs in the port of Boston to pay 500 marks to the said merchants or to Robert de Caldewell their attorney.
Membrane 32.
Feb. 11.
Westminster.
To the collectors in co. Oxford of the biennial tenth last granted by the clergy. Order to supersede the demand for that tenth made upon the church of Mapelderham, which is appropriated to the abbey of Clerussel (de Claro Rivulo) of the power of France, and is in the king's hands by reason of the war with France, the fruits and issues whereof the king has reserved to his chamber.
By C. and by the testimony of Henry de Greystok, keeper of certain lands reserved to the king's chamber.
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
To the collectors in co. Essex of the aid for making the king's eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand for that aid made upon the manor of Aumbreden which is in the king's custody by reason of the minority of the heir of Margaret de Cornub[ia], tenant in chief, and is reserved to the king's chamber.
By C. and the testimony of Henry de Greystok, keeper of certain lands reserved to the king's chamber.
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Sancto Mauro, escheator in co. Wilts. Order to deliver to Roger Lestraunge and Joan his wife, daughter, and one of the heirs of Oliver de Ingham, tenant in chief, the knights' fees assigned to them as Joan's purparty of Oliver's inheritance, as of the fees which belonged to Oliver at his death the king has assigned to Roger and Joan the following, to wit: a fee which the prior of Ivychurch (Monasterii Oderosii) holds in Whadden, co. Wilts, extended at 40s. yearly; a fee which the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England holds in Anstye in the same county, extended at 40s. yearly, a fee which William Botreaux holds in Cortyngton in the same county, extended at 40s. yearly; a third part of a fee which the heir of Richard Sibille holds in Brommoure in the same county, extended at 13s. 4d. yearly; a fee which Roger Norman holds in Tyderle in the same county, extended at 40s. yearly; a fee which Robert de Gundevyle holds in Wyneketon in the same county, extended at 40s. yearly; a moiety of a fee which Oliver le Gros holds in Worthestede and Westwyke, co. Norfolk, extended at 7l. yearly; a moiety of a fee with appurtenances which John de Ketilbergh holds in Ketilbergh, co. Suffolk, extended at 100s. yearly; a fee which John de Benhale holds in Ruschemere and Asketone, co. Suffolk, extended at 100s. yearly; a fee with appurtenances which Nicholas Maugard holds in Westryngfeld in the same county, extended at 10 marks yearly; a moiety of a fee which Robert de Benhale holds in Wythersdale in the same county, extended at 100s. yearly; a moiety of a fee which Edmund de Pakenham holds in Belhaghe in the same county, extended at 100s. yearly, and on 21 June in the 18th year of the reign the king ordered John Mauduyt, then escheator in that county, to deliver the said fees to Roger and Joan to hold as aforesaid.
To William de Middilton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Like order to deliver to Roger Lestraunge and Joan his wife the said fees and moieties in Worthstede, Westwyk, Ketilbergh, Ruschemere, Asketon, Westryngfeld, Wythersdale and Belhaghe, as on 21 June in the 18 year of the reign, the king ordered Edward de Cretyng, then escheator in those counties, to deliver the premises to them.
To the same. Order to deliver to Roger Lestraunge and to Joan his wife, daughter and one of the heirs of Oliver de Ingham, tenant in chief, the following advowsons which the king has assigned to them of those which belonged to Oliver, as Joan's purparty of that inheritance, to wit: the advowson of Ingham church, co. Norfolk, extended at 17l. yearly; the advowson of Lammesse church, co. Norfolk, extended at 106s. 8d. yearly, and a certain portion of Mendham church, co. Suffolk, extended at 26s. 8d. yearly, as on 21 June in the 18th year of the reign the king ordered Edward de Cretyng, then escheator in those counties, to deliver the said advowsons to Roger and Joan, to hold in the form aforesaid.
Feb. 11.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the prior and convent of St. Martin's church, Dover, of the portion touching them of the second year of the biennial tenth last granted by the clergy, as the king has pardoned them that portion. By p.s. [19272.]
Jan. 30.
Westminster.
To the same. Order to allow to William Croyser, sheriff of Bedford and Buckingham and approver of those counties, such wages as have been allowed to other sheriffs and approvers there.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To the same. Order to admit the deputy appointed by William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, to the office of sheriff of co. Rutland, after taking his oath to exercise the office faithfully, and to permit him to exercise that office, as the king granted that the shrievalty of that county, which Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, and Margaret his wife held for life, should remain to the said earl of Northampton and to the heirs male of his body.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To the same. Order to discharge Hugh de Berewyk and William de Newenham of the goods and chattels found in two ships called 'Tarites,' lately arrested in the ports of Dertemuth and Falemuth, if they found by viewing the indentures thereupon and by the oath of Hugh and William that they delivered the said goods to John Gurdoun, then mayor of Dertemuth, and to John Hanlegh, bailiff of the water in the port of Dertemuth, as Hugh and William have shown the king that although by reason of a commission to arrest all those goods and to keep them safely for the king's use, they arrested certain goods and delivered them to John and John to be kept safely until further order, by indentures made between them, containing particulars of the said goods, yet the treasurer and barons intend to charge Hugh and William upon the rendering of their account at the exchequer because they did not show any warrant upon that account whereby they delivered the goods to John and John, whereupon Hugh and William have besought the king to provide a remedy.
March 6.
Westminster.
To John de Bedeford and his fellows, collectors in the city of London of the wool last granted. Order to deliver what the king ordered to be levied of the 503 sacks 3 quarters 10 stones 10¾ pounds of wool in that city of the 20,000 sacks of wool lately granted, in wool, sterlings or gold in place of wool. to Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, the king's merchants, to whom the king has granted the said 20,000 sacks.
April 8.
Westminster.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the port of London. Order to deliver to Alice de Bedyngfeld, damsel of the chamber of Queen Philippa, or to her attorney, a tun of Gascon wine for the present year in accordance with the king's grant to her of a tun of such wine to be received yearly for life in that port.
Membrane 31.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To John de Trehampton, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order not to intermeddle further with a fourth part of the manor of Westrasen, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Richard de Gascrik at his death held no lands in his demesne or in service in that county except the said fourth part, as of the right of Elizabeth his wife, whom John de Barton has married, and that the said fourth part is held in chief by knight's service, and the king has taken John's fealty.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to pay for the victuals which the king ordered to be brought and purveyed in those counties for the passage of Joan his daughter and those in her company, about to set out to Gascony, by Thomas de Weryngton, Thomas Poleyn and Alexander le Baker, and for the carriage of the same from the places where they were bought to the port of Plymouth, by indenture made with Thomas, Thomas and Alexander. By bill of the treasurer.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To William de Ryngebourn, escheator in the Isle of Wight. Order to retain in the king's hand any lands acquired by the late abbot of Quarr after the publication of the statute of mortmain without licence, and not to intermeddle further with the other lands with which the abbey of Quarr in the Isle of Wight was endowed before the publication of that statute, amoving the king's hand from the issues thereof, as the king ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken the temporalities of the said abbey into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had done so because Geoffrey, late abbot, died seised of divers temporalities which he held of the king as of the honour of Caresbrok castle, then in the king's hand, and also that Geoffrey acquired divers tenements in that island after the said statute without the royal licence, and now the prior and convent have besought the king to order his hand to be amoved from the temporalities, as they and their predecessors have always disposed freely of the temporalities in all voidances, without the king or his ministers intermeddling therewith, and the temporalities have never been taken into the king's hand before the present voidance.
Feb. 4.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the demand which the collectors of the aid for making the king's eldest son a knight in the parts of Kesteven, co. Lincoln, made upon the abbot of Nuttele for 30s. for that aid and to discharge both the abbot and the collectors thereof, as the abbot has shown the king that although Henry III, in the 21st year of his reign, granted by charter to one Walter de Burgo all the land which the king held in Thorp, Sutton and Bekyngham, and 20s. rent in Ledenham and Fulbek, co. Lincoln, to hold of him for rendering a felt cap lined with sendal and a pair of gilt spurs yearly at Easter at the exchequer, and Walter afterwards granted the premises by his charter to the abbot and convent of the said place, which grant the said king confirmed by charter in the 53rd year of his reign, and the said collectors distrain the abbot for 30s. for that aid, because the rolls and memoranda sent by the treasurer and barons as evidence for the levying of the aid, contain that the collectors of the aid of Edward I for marrying his eldest daughter, charged themselves thus, of the abbot of Nuttele, tenant of a fourth part of a knight's fee in Bekyngham and Sutton, which the said Walter formerly held, 10s., and of the same abbot, tenant of ½ fee in Stragerthorp, which the said Walter formerly held, 20s., and the abbot has besought the king by his petition before him and his council in the present parliament, to provide a remedy, and the said charters having been seen and read before the king and council in that parliament, it appears that the said land and rent are held in socage and not by knight's service, wherefore the abbot ought not to be charged with the aid. By pet. of parl.