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Close Rolls, Edward III: April 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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April 1348

April 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of William de Whatele, who is so sick and broken by age that he cannot execute the duties of the office.
April 4.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Bristol. Order to take security from merchants and others who henceforth lade wool, hides or wool-fells in that port, before the wool etc. are laded, that they will take them to the king's staple and not elsewhere, upon pain of forfeiture, without the king's special licence, certifying the king in chancery from time to time of such security, the names of the merchants and of all the wool etc. henceforth laded in that port, as the king is informed that several merchants and others take wool, hides and fells from that port to parts beyond other than the staple contrary to the ordinance several times issued by the king and his council.
By C.
March 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Walter de Sutton, who is insufficiently qualified.
April 4.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John Coke of Exeter, deceased.
April 4.
Westminster.
To the justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place, to the chancellor there and to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin, for the present or the future. Order to amove the king's hand from the priory of the cathedral church of Holy Trinity, Dublin, and from the temporalities thereof, and to permit the prior and convent to hold the priory in all voidances henceforth, directing escheators and other ministers not to intermeddle with the custody of the priory, as at the suit of the prior and convent showing that they hold the priory and all the lands pertaining thereto, in frank almoin, and the sub-priors and convents have licence to elect priors in times of a voidance, and the king has not assented to the election or restored the temporalities to the priors, or received anything from the priory in times of a voidance or intermeddled therewith until the 19th year of the late king's reign, when Walter de la Pulle, escheator in that land, took the priory, when void by the resignation of the prior, and its temporalities into the king's hand, and they were afterwards delivered to the sub-prior by the king's writ, to answer therefor to the king if they ought to pertain to him, and the treasurer and barons have distrained the prior to render account for the said issues, the king ordered the justiciary and others to take an inquisition upon the matter, and the inquisitions and certificates thereupon having been viewed and examined before the king and his council, nothing is found whereby the custody of the priory and of its temporalities ought to pertain to the king in times of a voidance. By p.s. and by pet. of parl.
April 7.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of William de Corpsty, deceased.
April 10.
Westminster.
Thomas de Lucy, escheator in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancaster. Order to assign dower to Margaret, late the wife of Hugh de Moriceby, 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.
April 6.
Westminster.
To Walter de Chiriton and Thomas de Swanlond to whom the king granted all the customs and subsidies in all the ports of the realm. Order to pay to Queen Philippa or to her attorney 1,000l. for the present year, in accordance with the king's grant to her on 15 June in the 20th year of the reign, of 2,000l. to be received by the hands of the said merchants of the issues of the customs and subsidies in aid of her expenses in maintaining the king's children and her own estate, to be received in two years, to wit, 1,000l. in each year, the first term of payment beginning at the Michaelmas following.
April 3.
Westminster.
To Roger Daber, escheator in co. Surrey. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands and rents which he took into the king's hand by reason of the death of John de Croydon, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in chief in that county whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held divers lands and rents of others than the king by divers services.
April 12.
Westminster.
To William de Berkhampstede, escheator of the lands reserved to the king's chamber. Order to take the fealty of Richard de Haukeston according to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and to deliver to Richard and to Agnes his wife the manor of Grete, restoring the issues thereof, as on learning by inquisition taken by John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop, that Philip de Grete at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee in that county, in chief of the king or of any other, but that he held the said manor there 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, to hold for life, 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, the king ordered that escheator on 20 February last, to take the fealty of Richard and to deliver the manor to him and to Agnes, and now the king has learned that because the knights' fees which belonged to Margaret, late the wife of Geoffrey de Cornub[ia], lady of the said manor of Boreford, which she held in chief, are reserved to the king's chamber, the escheator has entered the manor of Grete as so reserved and has prevented John from executing the order to him, whereupon Richard and Agnes have besought the king to provide a remedy.
March 13.
Westminster.
To the abbot of Haghmon, John de Alresford, Thomas de Wyngefeld and Peter de Spikesworth, Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Beston, restoring the issues thereof to Henry earl of Lancaster, as on its being found by inquisition taken by William de Middleton, escheator in co. Norfolk, that John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, at his death, held the manors of Gymyngham, Medwold, Beston, and the manor and town of Thefford, and the hundreds of Galhowe and Brothercroft for life of the demise of Thomas earl of Lancaster, by a fine levied in the late king's court, with reversion to the said earl, and that the premises were held of the king by divers services, and that Henry was Thomas's kinsman and heir and of full age, the king took his homage and fealty and ordered the escheator to deliver the premises to him together with the issues thereof.
Membrane 29.
March 12.
Hertford.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Southampton. Order to permit Percival Riz, Lucan Spynol, Garvanus Hembroun, Lionel Maruf, John Tariz and Gasanus de la Meer, merchants of Genoa, and their fellows to be quit of the custom and subsidy due on the goods and merchandise brought to that port or taken thence, until they are fully satisfied for 12,000 marks, as the king was bound to those merchants in 23,000 marks as might appear by an indenture made with them, and the king granted that they should bring or take merchandise into or out of the realm quit of the customs and subsidies until they should be satisfied for the said sum.
Vacated because it was surrendered By p.s.
The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Sandwich for 11,000 marks. By the same writ.
Vacated as aforesaid.
April 10.
Westminster.
To William de Middelton, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Whereas lately after taking the homage of Roger Lestraunge who married Joan, daughter and one of the heirs of Oliver de Ingham, tenant in chief, for Joan's purparty of the lands which belonged to Oliver at his death, the king assigned to Roger and Joan a moiety of the great chamber in the chief messuage of the manor of Ingham, and of all the other houses of that messuage and of all the residue of the said messuage and manor in co. Norfolk, a moiety of two dovecotes of the manor and of the profits thereof, a moiety of 100 acres of land, each acre extended at 18d. and of 152 acres of land each acre extended at 12d. yearly, and of 20 acres of land which were anciently demised at 20s. yearly, and a moiety of all the mills, gardens, meadows, reed lands, pastures, woods, fisheries, rents, services of villeins and of all other lands in that manor and of all works of customary tenants and other profits pertaining to the manor, and a moiety of 4 acres of land in Bradyngham, co. Suffolk, and on 21 June in the 12th year of the reign, in the presence of Mary, countess of Norfolk, to whom the king committed the custody of all the lands which belonged to Oliver, to hold until Mary daughter of John Curzon, kinsman and heir of Oliver, should come of age, the king ordered the said moiety to be delivered to Roger and Joan and now they have informed the king that although certain lands have been delivered to them by virtue of that order, and certain have not, yet afterwards by virtue of another order, all the said lands were taken into the king's hand, wherefore they have besought the king to provide a remedy; the king therefore orders the escheator, if the said lands have been reasonably divided, to deliver to Roger and Joan the lands so divided, both those which were delivered and afterwards resumed, and those which were not so delivered, and if the lands have not been reasonably divided, to cause the partition thereof to be corrected with the assent of either party, and to deliver to Roger and Joan what pertains to them according to that correction, and to cause the residue of the said lands, which are not yet partitioned, to be divided into two equal parts in the presence of the said countess if she choose to attend, and to deliver one moiety thereof to Roger and Joan and the other moiety to the countess for the purparty of Mary Curzon aforesaid, restoring to Roger and Joan all issues from the lands first assigned to them.
To Robert Russel, escheator in co. Wilts. Like order with respect to a moiety of the manor of Westdeone and Estrymstede in that county, with their appurtenances, assigned to Roger and Joan on 22 June in the 12th year of the reign.
To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Recital of the preceding order to the escheator in co. Wilts, with a like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' concerning an acre and 1½ roods of meadow in Wademed and la Whitemoure which pertained to the said manor of Westdeone and Estgrymstede and of seven free tenants and seven bondmen who held of the said manor that moiety of meadow, with their rent and services, as it was found by inquisition taken by the then escheator in co. Southampton that Oliver at his death was seised of the premises in his demesne as of fee.
Membrane 28.
March 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John Feyrman, who is insufficiently qualified.
March 14.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Chichester. Order to keep safely until further order a ship called 'la Nicholas' of Nymmuth, arrested by them because Laurence Couk of Kyngeston near Arundel, laded therein ½ sack of wool in a packet and 100 wool-fells not customed, and took them to parts beyond the sea without paying the custom and subsidy thereon, and because John James of Goryng laded in that ship 400 wool-fells not customed, which were taken to the said parts, as the collectors have returned to chancery. By C.
March 13.
Westminster.
To Warin de Bassyngbourn, escheator in co. Huntingdon. Order to deliver to Maud, daughter of Henry de Lancastr[ia], earl of Derby, or to her attorney, all the issues of the manor of Southo, as the king ordered the escheator to deliver that manor to her [as at page 347 above], and wishing to show her special favour he has granted to her the said issues.
By p.s. [19360.]
April 1.
Westminster.
To William Beaufou and the sheriff of Lancaster. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands of Gilbert de Haydok in co. Lancaster, by reason of any commission or order to take them into the king's hand, delivering to him any lands so taken together with the issues thereof, as he is indicted of having entered within the verge of the household of Lionel, keeper of England, during the king's absence, of having attacked the manor of Beaumes near Redyng in co. Wilts, killed Michael le Poynynges, 'le uncle,' and Thomas le Clerk of Shipton, and others there, ravished Margery, late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche, broken the houses there, and that Robert le Hunt, Margery's chaplain, being sick there, died of fear, and took away goods to the value of 200l., beating, wounding, mutilating and ill-treating Margery's servants, so that their lives were despaired of, and they carried off some and imprisoned them, arrogating to themselves royal power, and on its being testified that Gilbert was innocent of the premises, the king pardoned him at the request of divers magnates and others in parts beyond the sea, so that he should stand to right in the king's court if any one wished to speak against him in the premises, and on 19 June last the king ordered the sheriff to deliver to Gilbert all his lands which were taken into the king's hand by reason of the premises.
April 4.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Bokeholt to be elected in place of John Kenne, who is so sick and broken by age that he does not suffice to execute the duties of the office.
April 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Galtres to be elected in place of John de Rouclyf, deceased.
To the sheriff of York. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Galtres to be elected in place of John de Colvill, knight, who has no lands in that forest to qualify him.
April 2.
Westminster.
To the prior and convent of Bath. Order to pay to John son and heir of Edmund earl of Kent, the king's uncle, 10l. of the ferm of the Berton, Bath, in arrear for Michaelmas term last, and to be answerable to him for that ferm henceforth, as on 26 August last the king granted to John that all the lands of his inheritance should be delivered to him together with the rents and ferms thereof, from Michaelmas term then following, to hold until he should come of age, in aid of his maintenance, without rendering anything therefor to the king, and William de la Pole son and heir of Richard de la Pole, in whose hands is the said ferm of 20l. which the prior and convent used to render at the exchequer, and which is of the said inheritance, appearing in chancery at the heir's suit, rendered the said ferm into the king's hand for the use of the heir. By p.s.
Et erat patens.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norfolk. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Hamo de Barsham, who has no lands in that county to qualify him in accordance with the statute.
April 18.
Westminster.
To Bertrand de Ponte Odomeri, prior of Styvyngton, Edmund de Chellereye, Peter son of Peter, Jordan de Ardyngton and William Noioun, fermors of the priory of Styvyngton. Order to pay to John Darcy of Knaith, or to his attorney, 70l. yearly of the ferm of that priory, during the war with France, and to be answerable to him therefor, as the king granted that John should receive 200l. yearly at the exchequer for life or until the king should provide him with 200l. yearly of land or rent for life, and the king granted that he should receive the 200l. by the hands of the said fermors and those of the proctor of the abbot of Lire, an alien, of the ferms which they owed for their lands and possessions of the said prior and abbot, in the king's hand by reason of the said war, to wit 70l. of the said fermors and the remaining 130l. of the said proctor. By p.s.
Et erat patens.
March 20.
Westminster.
To John Cook, keeper of the great wardrobe. Order to deliver to Thomas de Fencotes, whom on 14 January last the king appointed one of the justices of the Bench, such robes as the other justices receive by reason of their office.
April 19.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Order to cause hay, oats, beans, peas, litter and other necessaries to be bought and purveyed for the king's sixteen stallions sent to Roger de Normanvill, the king's yeoman, keeper of his horses beyond Trent, and to pay wages to the men keeping those horses so long as they remain in that bailiwick, by indentures made with Roger.
Membrane 27.
April 11.
Westminster.
To Robert de Hadham. Order not to intermeddle further with the residue of the manor of Burstall and with all that is not parcel of 2 bovates of land in Acle, Brehull and Burstall or with the bailiwick of the forestership of Bernewode, restoring the issues thereof, provided that he retain in the king's hand all the things which are parcels of the said bovates and bailiwick together with the issues thereof, as lately at the suit of Edmund de Haudlo and Alesia his wife, before the king and his council in parliament, showing that whereas the king ordered the sheriff of Buckingham by writ under the testimony of William de Thorp, the chief justice, to take into the king's hand the said bovates and bailiwick, which are held in chief, lately in the hands of Edmund and Alesia, so that answer should be made to the king for the profits thereof, until Edmund, a minor, should come of age, the sheriff, exceeding that order, took into the king's hand the manor of Burstall, of Edmund and Alesia, which is not parcel of the said bovates and bailiwick, as is said, together with the goods and chattels found therein, and delivered that manor and the goods to Robert, to be kept, together with the corn growing there, and Edmund and Alesia beseeching the king to provide a remedy, he appointed Henry de Chalfhunte, Nicholas de Bokeland, John de Laundels, and William de Kynebelle to take an inquisition upon the matter and it is found by the inquisition taken thereupon, before Nicholas, John and William, that a part of the manor of Burstall, to wit, the site of the manor within the moat with ditches on the east, west and north and an entry adjacent to the moat and a garden, with appurtenances containing 3 acres 1 rood ½ perch 6 feet, which are worth nothing yearly beyond the reprise, and 60 acres of demesne land, in three fields of Burstall, to wit, in the field called 'Frithfeld' 30 acres, in the field called 'Armegrove' 15 acres, in the field called 'Northcroft' 15 acres, and also 50 acres of land in a field of Burstall called 'la Vente,' and 25 acres of wood in Hulwode there whereof the yearly underwood is worth 10s. according to the bounds thereof, and 2s. 10d. rent issuing from a cottage which William le Smyth holds in Burstall, and the office of the said bailiwick, which are all held in chief, are the said bovates and bailiwick and are worth 70s. 10d. yearly, and that the residue of the manor, to wit, a certain plot without the moat, in which a grange and a long stable are situated, a garden adjacent containing 2 acres, a parcel within the moat and ditch on the south of the moat, the new and old garden adjacent containing 3½ acres, 8½ virgates of land in Burstall containing 255 acres of demesne land, 58s. 10d. rent in Burstall, 4l. 6s. 6d. rent in Brehull, 18s. 5d. rent in Acle, which are held of the manor of Brehull, a toft and a carucate of land in Burstall containing 120 acres demesne of land, and 24s. rent and customs in Burstall, which are held of the prince of Wales as of his honour of Walynford, are not parcel of the said bovates and bailwick and are worth 19l. 5s. 3d. yearly, and that in the manor of Burstall at the time of its being taken into the king's hand there were 92 quarters of wheat price 27l. 12s., 40 quarters of barley price 8l. and 8½ quarters of dredge price 28s. 4d. and 110 quarters of beans and peas, price 22l. and 50 quarters of oats price 116s. 8d. and hay to the value of 40s., whereof the sheriff delivered to Robert 80 quarters of wheat, 40 quarters of barley, 110 quarters of beans and peas, 8½ quarters of dredge, 40 quarters of oats, straw and chaff to the value of 60s. and hay to the value of 26s. and that after this livery Robert received no issues and profits from the said bailiwick and manor other than those noted above, except 50s. of the pleas and perquisites of court there.
By K. and by pet. of parl.
April 4.
Westminster.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to John de Sapy what is in arrear to him of 3 tuns of wine for the past year and to deliver to him 3 tuns of wine for the present year, as on 28 April in the twelfth year of the reign the king granted to him such fees and robes to be received yearly for life as other knights receive yearly of the king in his household, and John besought the king to grant him in recompence for the said fees and robes, 3 tuns of wine of the king's prise in that port, to be received yearly for life, and because he surrendered the king's letters to chancery to be cancelled, the king granted his request. By p.s. [19389.]
April 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Adam Ody who is insufficiently qualified.
April 10.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Derby for the present or the future. Order to pay to Henry, earl of Lancaster, Derby and Leicester, 40l. yearly in accordance with the king's grant to him and to the heirs male of his body of 40l. to be received yearly of the ferm of that town. By p.s.
Et erat patens.
April 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to pay to Walter de Denham what is in arrear to him of 2d. daily from 25 October in the 15th year of the reign, and to pay him 2d. daily henceforth, in accordance with the king's grant to him on the said day of 2d. to be received daily for life of the issues of that county.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the demand which they make upon Walter de Harpham, master of the hospital of St. Mary without Boutham bar in the city of York for 100s. for a fine, as he has besought the king to pardon him the said fine and 16s. 4d. in recompence for 12l. in which the king is bound to him for 2 sacks of wool taken from him by Thomas de Brayton, the king's clerk, and Richard atte Wode, the king's serjeant at arms, in that hospital, as he is bound to the king in 100s. for a fine made for licence to give certain lands and rents in Grantemor and Thirnham to certain chaplains, for making a perpetual chantry in the town of Grantemor, and also in 16s. 4d. for the fee of the seal pertaining to the king therefor. By p.s.
Aug. 12.
Westminster.
To John Daberoun, escheator in cornwall. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which he took into the king's hand by reason of the death of John Daunee, knight, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that John at his death held no lands in chief in that county whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held lands of others than the king by divers services.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of William de Nowers, who is insufficiently qualified.
April 25.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Dublin for the present or the future. Order to pay to John Danmartyn 13l. 6s. 8d. at which the rent of Bagotesrath is extended, which is parcel of the ferm of that city, until he is fully satisfied for 160l. of the said ferm, yearly, as on 14 July in the 21st year of the reign the king granted the said rent to John to hold until he should be satisfied as aforesaid Et erat patens.
April 21.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to pay to Robert Bertram, 100 marks for Michaelmas and Easter terms last, as because he took William Douglas, the king's enemy, in the battle at Durham, and delivered him to the king, he granted to him 200 marks to be received yearly, to wit, 100 marks of the issues of the customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull and 100 marks of the issues of the customs in that port. By p.s. [19473.]
The like to the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull.
By the same writ.
1348. Membrane 26.
April 13.
Westminster.
To William de Shareshull and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Devon. Order to proceed to take an assize of novel disseisin which John de Colyton lately arramed against Edward de Courteney and Emma his wife and others contained in the original writ, for tenements in Cornewode, and to cause full justice to be done to the parties in accordance with the law and custom of England, as John Fox in answering for Edward and the others as their bailiff alleged that John Dauneye, knight, had died seised of the manor of Cornewode, co. Somerset, so placed in view, and because he held certain lands in chief in co. Somerset at his death, the said manor was taken into the king's hand by the escheator in that county, and so remains, and he seeking that the assize should not be taken without consulting the king, the justices have hitherto delayed to proceed therein, to the damage of [John] de Colynton, as the king has learned from his plaint.
By p.s. [19451.]
April 12.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to proceed to discharge the men of the town of Notyngham according to the verdict of a certain inquisition, as they have shown the king that whereas the weavers in the town, exercising their mistery, used to render 40s. yearly at the exchequer for their guild, without any other person of the town contributing to those 40s. or doing any aid, and although it is found by an inquisition taken by writ of the exchequer and returned before the treasurer and barons that some of the weavers are not now staying in the town and have not done so for forty-six years now past, yet the treasurer and barons exact the ferm of 40s. together with the arrears thereof from the said men, as if they were bound for the payment of the same, whereupon they have besought the king to provide a remedy. By p.s. [19444.]
April 11.
Westminster.
To Thomas Cary, escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to cause Edward, brother and heir of John son and heir of John de Cerne, tenant in chief, who died while a minor in the king's wardship, to have seisin of all the lands whereof his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as Edward has proved his age before John de Frenyngham, escheator in co. Kent, and the king has taken his homage for all the lands which his father held in chief and has rendered them to him. By p.s. [19434.]
The like, 'mutatis mutandis,' to Robert Russel, escheator in Wilts.
By the same writ.
April 12.
Westminster.
To Almaric fitz Waryn, escheator in Devon. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Cornwode with the advowson of the church thereof, in that county, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by Hervey Tyrel, late escheator in that county, that John Dauneye, knight, at his death, held no lands in chief in his demesne as of fee, but that he held the said manor and advowson for himself and the heirs male of his body, with remainder, in default of such heirs, to Richard son of Alice, who was the wife of John Daumarle, and the heirs male of his body, and that the manor and advowson are held of Andrew de Medestede by the service of a pair of gilt spurs.
April 18.
Westminster.
To the taxers and collectors in Cumberland of the biennial tenth and fifteenth granted in the twentieth year of the reign. Order to supersede for this turn the demand for the tenth and fifteenth made upon the men of the towns of Bothecastre, Foulewode, Askirton, Walton, Lanercost, Stapilton, Cambok, forest of Nicholas, Artureth with Randolflevyngton, Stubhull, Hedresford, Solperd, Eston, Westlevyngton, Lydell, Brampton, Walton, Irthyngton, Trevermane, Torcrossok, Cumrewe, Castelkayrok, Farlham, Kirkelevyngton, Houghton, Northemore, Fenton, Little Corkeby, Hayton, Scaleby, Great Corkeby and Cumquytiton in the ward of Eskedale; Kirkandres, Rouclyf, Bowenes, Beaumond Bampton, Orreton, Kirkethwayt, Lynthwayt, Scarthwaitrig, Langholm, Raughton, Thoresby, Burgh, Wederhale, Blakhale, Cumquyntyn, Botchardby and Warthewyk, Neuton and Alaynby, in the ward of Cumberland; Staynton, Caterlen, Neutonreigny Lambanby, Unthang, Berier, Johnby, Mathirdale, Grisedale, Mothirby, Edenhale, Houtonroef, Hoton John, Hoton in foresta, Laisyngby, Graystokskales, Graystok, Threlkeld, Neubiggyng, Skelton, Souleby, Dacre, Blencowe, Sparkheved, Heyheved, the towns of Kyrkoswald, Crogelyn and Ravenwyk, in the ward of Lyth; the towns of Penreth, Salkeld, Langwathby, Carlaton, Carleton near Penreth, Scotby and Soureby in the liberty of Penreth; the towns of Carleton, Briscawe, and Salkeld, in the liberty of the prior of Carlisle; the towns of Lynstok, Caldecotes and Dalston in the liberty of the bishop; the towns of Hobrighteby and Staynwygges in the socage of Carlisle castle, of their goods and chattels burned and destroyed by the Scots, provided that they answer for the goods and chattels which they have at other places in the county and for those saved from the said destruction, as at the suit of the men of that county showing that their lands had been burned and destroyed by the frequent incursions of the Scots, who had entirely deprived them of their goods and chattels, and beseeching the king to remit the portions of the tenth and fifteenth touching them, the king ordered Peter Tillioll, Clement de Skelton and William de Langwaythby to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the said enemies have frequently entered the said parts and have burned and destroyed the lands, depriving the men of the county of their goods and chattels, by which incursions the said towns have been totally burned and destroyed and the men there plundered of their goods and chattels, and now the said men by their petition before the king and his council in the last parliament, have besought the king to discharge them of their portions of the tenth and fifteenth.
By K and all the council.
April 3.
Westminster.
To John de Vaux, escheator in co. Nottingham. Order to amove the king's hand from a messuage, 2 bovates, 5 acres of land of William de Upton, parson of Birton Jorce church in Birton Jorce, restoring the issues thereof to him, as the king ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken the said tenements into the king's hand, and the escheator returned that he had done so because he was informed that John Glide, late parson of the said church, acquired them for himself and his successors, of Richard de Hegham of Birton Jorce, after the publication of the statute of mortmain, without the king's licence, and subsequently, at William's suit, showing that the said messuage and land were of the endowment of that church from the time of its foundation, and that John Glide, because Cecily late the wife of John son of Robert Sareson of Birton Jorce unjustly occupied those tenements, brought a writ of utrum against her for the same before the justices of the Bench, and while the plea was pending Cecily had enfeoffed Richard de Hegham and Idonia his wife, her daughter, with those tenements, who rendered them to John Glide on learning that he had recovered them against Cecily, and William beseeching the king to cause his hand to be amoved from those tenements, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the said tenements are of the right of the said church from the time of its foundation, and that William's predecessors held them until Master Robert de Blundesden, formerly parson of the said church, demised them at ferm to Robert Sareson of Birton Jorce, at Robert's will, after whose death John son and heir of Robert Sareson and Cecily then his wife, and Cecily after his death, unjustly occupied the tenements, and that John Glide, the last predecessor of William, brought a writ of utrum against Cecily for those tenements and while the plea was pending, she enfeoffed Richard and Idonia with the tenements, and they rendered them to John Glide in the form aforesaid.
April 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Southampton. Order to cause the hall in Winchester castle to be newly roofed, and the defects of the other houses, walls and turrets of the castle, most in need of repair, to be amended up to the sum of 100l. by the view and testimony of John Russell, mayor of Winchester, and Robert de Cherteseye. By K. and C.
Membrane 25.
April 22.
Westminster.
To Walter de Chiryton and Thomas de Swanlond to whom the king lately granted all the customs, both great and petty, in the port of London. Order to pay to Queen Philippa or to her attorney 297l. 2s. 11d. of the issues of the petty custom, supplying any deficiency from the great custom, if these do not suffice, for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her, in consideration of her charges for the maintenance of his children, of 891 marks 5s. 9¾d., to be received yearly of the said issues.
April 16.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the biennial tenth and fifteenth last granted by the laity in the parts of Kesteven, co. Lincoln, and to their sub-collectors in the city of Lincoln. Order to supersede the taxing and levying of the tenth of the goods of the hospital of the Holy Innocents without Lincoln, within the liberty of Lincoln, as the hospital was founded by the kings of England, and it is so slenderly endowed that the goods thereof do not suffice for the maintenance of the master, brethren and sisters there, and the other alms ordained by the said kings, and if it be charged with the aids granted by the community of the realm, it will behove the master, brethren and sisters to diminish the said alms. By C.
April 24.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford. Order to pay to John Brokas, the king's yeoman, or to his attorney, 10l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20l. to be received yearly of the ferm of that town until the king shall provide him with 20l. of land or rent for life.
April 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Wilts for the present or the future. Order to pay to Katherine late the wife of William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, tenant in chief, 10 marks for her dower of 20l. yearly of the issues of that county, as at her suit, showing that the king had granted to William 20l. to be received yearly of the said issues, and that she was not dowered thereof and beseeching the king to cause dower to be assigned to her thereof, and because the inquisitions post mortem of the earl contain no mention that he died seised of the said rent in his demesne as of fee, the king ordered Robert Russel, escheator in that county, to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it was found that the said earl died seised of that rent in his demesne as of fee, of the king's grant, and that William de Monte Acuto, the earl's son, is his next heir and aged eighteen years and more. Et erat patens.
April 28.
Westminster.
To the citizens of Chichester. Order to pay to Maud de Pirye, sometime nurse of John de Eltham, the king's brother, and Joan his sister, what is in arrear to her of 30l. yearly, of the ferm of that city, for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 30l. to be received yearly for life of the said ferm [as at page 26 above].
May 2.
Westminster.
To William Beaufou and the sheriff of Northampton appointed to take into the king's hand the lands, goods and chattels of those outlawed for the death of Michael de Ponynges 'le uncle' and Thomas le Clerc of Shipton, at Beaumes near Redynges, and for the rape of Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche. Order to deliver to Reginald de Cobham all the lands which belonged to Thomas de Ardern, knight, together with the issues thereof, from 5 September last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on that day of all those lands which pertain to the king by reason of the said rape and death whereof Thomas is indicted, in part satisfaction of 500 marks of land and rent with which the king promised to provide Reginald.
April 28.
Westminster.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the port of Boston. Order to deliver to William Dogget a tun of wine for the present year, in accordance with the king's grant to him of a tun of wine, of the king's gift, to be received yearly for life in that port.
May 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to Philip de Butterleye what is in arrear to him of his wages and fees as keeper of the launds (landarius) in the king's park of Clarendon, and to pay him such wages and fees henceforth, in accordance with the king's grant to him of that office on 16 September in the 14th year of the reign, to hold at will, receiving therein such wages and fees as Richard Bloundele, late keeper of the launds there, used to receive therein.
April 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Sussex. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Thomas de Pelham, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 1.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas, as the king has learned, Walter de Chiryton, Thomas de Swanlond and Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, and Henry de Causton and John Malewayn their fellows, lately bought certain bills as true and good, and delivered them as such before the treasurer and barons in accordance with the agreements made between the king and those merchants, and those bills are accepted at the exchequer, the king has granted that if the merchants are aggrieved at his suit by reason of those bills before the treasurer and barons, then in place of the bills for which they are aggrieved they may surrender other good and acceptable bills containing true and clear debts and sufficient for the king's discharge, as is contained in the indenture made with them: the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons, if the merchants are aggrieved as aforesaid, to receive other bills from them in place of the bills for which they are aggrieved, in the form aforesaid, not molesting them for any defects in the said bills.
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April 24.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton and to the collectors of customs there. Order to dearrest a ship of Abvill, whereof Richard Ridard is master, the men and mariners and the goods found therein, without exacting the custom or payment, and to permit the said mariners to take it to the town of Amiens with the said merchandise and men, as the merchants of Amiens have besought the king to cause the said ship and goods to be released in accordance with the form of the truce made at Calais that merchants and others of either realm should traffic freely in either realm under a certain form, during the said truce, as the said collectors arrested that ship, laded at Bruges in Flanders with 297 hides of Ireland and 100 other dry ox hides, 220 calf skins and 200 boards of Almaigne duly customed there, to be taken thence to the town of Amiens, when they were driven by a tempest to the port of Southampton, because the men in the ship would not pay the customs on that merchandise or show letters of coket testifying the payment of the custom, and the mayor and bailiffs, because the men in the ship hoisted their sail and departed from the port with the merchandise, pursued and arrested them again, brought them back to the port of Southampton, caused the merchandise to be landed there and committed the mariners to prison, and by the letters of the burgomasters, échevins and consuls of Bruges, shown in chancery, it appears that the merchandise was customed there to be taken to Amiens, and William Bendebowe and Geoffrey le Manner of London have mainperned before the king in chancery, upon pain of 30l. that they will cause a ship of England arrested in the port of St. Valery by certain men of France, by reason of the said arrest, to be dearrested with the goods and merchandise and the men and mariners therein, to return freely to England. By K. and C.
April 19.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cambridge. Order to pay to William, marquis of Juliers and earl of Cambridge or to Tilemannus de Werda and William Muschet, his attorneys, 10l. for Easter term in accordance with the king's grant to him on 7 May in the 14th year of the reign, of 20l. to be received yearly of the issues of that county.
April 10.
Westminster.
To Walter de Chiryton and his fellows, to whom the king granted the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, under a certain form. Order to pay to William de Felton 60l. which are in arrear to him, as the king granted to him on 10 October in the 9th year of the reign, 20l. to be received yearly of the issues of the customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne, until the king should provide him with 20l. yearly of land or rent, and afterwards at William's suit, beseeching the king to order the arrears of the said 20l. to be paid to him, the king ordered the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to inspect their rolls and memoranda, the accounts of the collectors of that custom, of the merchants and other receivers to whom the king granted the customs, and to certify the king of what they should find to be in arrear to William, and they have returned that after such inspection they find that William was satisfied for 120l. thereof by the accounts of the collectors in that port for the 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th years of the reign, and by the account of Thomas de Melcheburn and his fellows, to whom the king granted the customs, for 50l. for the 16th, 17th and the first half of the 18th years and it is found by the account of the said merchants and of Thomas de Swanlond that William was satisfied for 10l. for the first half of the 21st year, and he has besought the king to cause him to be satisfied for the second half of the 18th, the 19th, the 20th, and for the second half of the 21st year, which are in arrear to him.
April 18.
Westminster.
To Walter de Bermyngeham, justiciary of Ireland, or to him who supplies his place there. Order not to distrain Maurice, earl of Kildare, for his homage, as he has done homage to the king for all the lands which Thomas earl of Kildare, his father, held in chief in Ireland. By p.s.
April 24.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to pay to John de Coupeland 95l. 2s. 7¾d. for Easter term last, as in consideration of his service in taking David de Bruys, styling himself king of Scotland, in the battle of Durham, and delivering him to the king, he created John a banneret, and granted to him 500l. to be received yearly, to wit, 400l. of the issues of the customs in that port and 100l. of the issues of the customs of the port of Berwick upon Tweed, until he should provide him with 500l. a year of land or rent, and the king granted to John the manor of Coghull, co. York, a moiety of the manor of Kirkeby in Kendale with its members and other appurtenances in cos. Westmorland and Cumberland, and a moiety of the manor of Ulreston, co. Lancaster, which belonged to William de Coucy, and escheated to the king after his death, to the value of 231l. 8s. 9¼d. yearly, at which they are extended, in part satisfaction of the 500l., saving to the king the park and separable wood above le Bradewode, the wood below the island of Wynandermere, a moiety of the wood called 'Richemerfeld,' the wood of Crosthwayt called 'Brendewod' and the wood of Aynerholm, and the knights' fees and advowsons pertaining to the said manor and moieties, until further order, and the king also granted to John the manors of Morholm, Warton, Carneford and Lyndeheved, co. Lancaster, which belonged to the said William and escheated to the king, to hold at will, at ferm, to the value of 78l. 5s. 11d. yearly, which the king wishes to be allowed to him yearly in part satisfaction of the 500l. until further order, and wishing to satisfy John for the remaining 190l. 5s. 3¾d. the king granted that he should receive that sum of the issues of the customs in the port of London.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to pay to John de Coupeland or to his attorney 50l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 100l. for his good service with twenty men at arms, of 100l. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the customs in that port.
April 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Berks. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Henry Brayboef, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 8.
Lichfield.
To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of William de Ewenlode, who has no lands in the county to qualify him.
May 1.
Woodstock.
To the sheriff of Wilts. Order to pay to Gilbert de Thynden what is in arrear to him of 7½d. daily from 24 May in the 12th year of the reign, and to pay him 7½d. daily henceforth in accordance with the king's grant on that day to Gilbert, then usher of the king's hall, of 7½d. to be received daily for life for his wages, of the issues of that county.
Membrane 23.
April 26.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause a tally for 40s. to be levied at the receipt of the exchequer and delivered to Richard de Thoresby, the king's clerk, keeper of the hanaper of chancery, in his discharge, as he paid that sum by the king's order for certain works in the king's hall, Westminster, where the place of the chancery is held, made by advice of the council. By C.
April 19.
Mortlake.
To the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the port of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton or to his attorney 90l. 8s. 2¾d. for Easter term, as the king granted to the earl 400l. in that port, 150l. in the port of Boston and 150l. in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull to be received yearly for himself and the heirs male of his body until certain lands, which others hold for life with reversion to him, come into his hands, and on 26 July last the king granted to him the castle, manor and town of Staunford and the manor and town of Grantham, which John de Warenna, earl of Surrey, held for life, and on 26 November last, the castle and manor of Okham, co. Rutland and the shrievalty of co. Rutland, which Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, and Margaret his wife held for life, with reversion to William to hold to the value of 519l. 3s. 6½d. yearly, and the king ordered them to be delivered to him, and he wishes the earl to be satisfied for the remaining 180l. 16s. 5½d. yearly, and has granted that he shall receive that sum of the issues of the customs in the port of London.