Close Rolls, Edward III: March 1348

Pages 440-441

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

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March 1348

March 11.
To the warden of the Flete prison or to him who supplies his place. Order to have Adam de Askham before the king in chancery on Friday next, to be delivered to Henry Dymmok, whom the king has appointed to take him to the North Riding, co. York, and then to bring him back to prison, as the king lately appointed John de Houton and certain other lieges to take inquisition upon the ninths, tenths and fifteenths granted in the said Riding and concealed, and to do certain other things contained in their commission, and on hearing that Adam, who is imprisoned in the said prison for a trespass on the king, and was detained for 31l. 6s. adjudged to the dean and chapter of St. Peter's church, York, could give John and his fellows information upon the said affair, the king ordered the warden to take Adam to the said Riding or to have him taken, to give such information, and the warden has returned that Adam is committed to prison by consideration of the barons of the exchequer, for 33l. 6s. adjudged to the said dean and chapter, and so the warden has delayed to take him to the said parts; and the king does not wish the said affair which concerns him nearly, to be delayed, especially as Adam is in prison at the suit of the king as well as of the dean and chapter and may be brought back thither on the completion of that affair. By C.
March 13.
To William de Middelton, escheator in co. Norfolk. Order to deliver to the earl of Lancaster all the issues and profits of the manors of Gymyngham, Medewold, Beston, the manor and town of Theford, the hundreds of Galhowe and Brothercrosse, as on learning by inquisition taken by the escheator that John de Warrenna, earl of Surrey, at his death, held the said manors, town and hundreds for life of the demise of Thomas earl of Lancaster by a fine levied in the late king's court, with reversion of the manors and hundreds to the earl of Lancaster, and that they are held of the king by divers services, and that Henry earl of Lancaster is Thomas's kinsman and heir, and of full age, the king has taken the homage and fealty of the said earl and ordered the escheator to take security from the earl for rendering his reasonable relief at the exchequer for the premises and to cause him to have seisin thereof. By p.s. [19362.]
To Walter Parles, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to deliver to Maud daughter of Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, or to her attorney, all the issues and profits of the manors of Rothewell, Navesby, Whiston and Glapthorn, (fn. 1) as on learning by inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh Daudele, earl of Gloucester, at his death, held no lands in the county in his demesne as of fee, but that he held for life the said manors of the demise of John de Gynewell and Master Ralph de Gadesby, by a fine levied in the king's court between John and Ralph, demandants, and the said earl, Ralph baron of Stafford and Margaret his wife, deforciants, for the said manors, so that after the earl's death the manors should remain to Ralph son of the said Ralph, now deceased, and Maud and the heirs of their bodies, and the manors are held in chief by the service of paying a rose yearly at Midsummer, the king took Maud's fealty and ordered the escheator to deliver those manors to her. By p.s. [19360.]
Membrane 30.
March 30.
To the justiciary of Ireland and to the treasurer, barons and chamberlains of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to pay to Maurice son of Thomas, earl of Kildare, a rent of 100s. yearly and the arrears thereof so long as the serjeanty of Offelau, co. Kildare, remains in the king's hands, if they find by inspecting the rolls and memorandum touching that affair, or by inquisition, that the serjeanty is held of the earl as of his castle of Kildare by the service of 100s. yearly, and that the earl received that rent before the serjeanty was taken into the king's hands, as the earl has shown the king that whereas the serjeanty is held as aforesaid, and it was taken into the king's hand because it was found by inquisition taken before Ralph de Ufford, late justiciary of that land, that the said serjeanty was held in chief and that Robert Brayghnok, the late tenant of the serjeanty, alienated it to John his son without licence, by virtue of an order directed to the escheator in that land, and although the earl has frequently sued the justiciary and others for that rent, they have not hitherto cared to render it to him, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy.


  • 1. Rothewell, Navesby, Whiston, Clapton and Sutho in the privy seal.