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Close Rolls, Edward III: May 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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May 1348

May 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John Fairman, who is insufficiently qualified.
April 19.
Mortlake.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to William de Bohun, earl of Northampton, or to his attorney 100l. for Easter term, in accordance with the king's grant to him and to the heirs male of his body of 200l. to be received yearly of the ferm or issues of that city until certain lands which others hold for life with reversion to the earl, come into his hands.
The like to the sheriff of Essex for 50l. for the same term.
To the sheriff of Northampton. Order to pay to William de Bohun earl of Northampton, or to his attorney, 10l. for Easter term, in accordance with the king's grant to him of 20l. to be received yearly of the ferm or issues of that county.
May 6.
Westminster.
To William de Clynton, earl of Huntingdon, fermor of the priory of Trewelegh, in the king's hand by reason of the war with France. Order to pay to Gawayn Corder or to his attorney 20l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 18 February in the 16th year of the reign, of 40l. to be received yearly of the ferm of that priory so long as it should remain in the king's hand.
May 4.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to William de Melchebourn, the king's merchant, 10l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him for his travail upon the redemption of the great crown, which he brought back to England, of 20l. to be received yearly for life of the issues of both the great and the petty customs in that port.
To the sheriff of York. Order to pay to Margery late the wife of Duncan de Frendraght, 24 marks, 6s. 8d. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to her of 49 marks, to be received yearly during pleasure of the issues of that county, in recompence for the manor of Briggestok, co. Northampton, which she held at will, and which the king assigned to Queen Isabel to hold for life.
May 6.
Westminster.
To the proctor of the abbot of Lire, an alien. Order to pay to John Darcy of Knayth or to his attorney 130l. yearly of his ferm, during the war with France, and to be answerable to him therefor, as the king granted to John, for his good service and to maintain his estate as a banneret, 200l. to be received yearly for life at the exchequer, and that he might be more speedily satisfied the king granted that he should receive the 200l. by the hands of the said proctor and of the prior of Styvyngton of the ferms which they were bound to pay for the possessions of the said abbot and prior in England, in the king's hand by reason of the said war, to wit, 130l. of the proctor and the remaining 70l. of the prior. By p.s.
Et erat patens.
The like to the prior of Styvyngton to pay 70l. to John.
Et erat patens. By the same writ.
May 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Oxford. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of William de Brampton, deceased.
May 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Huntingdon. Order to cause a verderer for the forest of Wauberge to be elected in place of William Moigne, who is so broken by age and weak that he cannot exercise the duties of his office.
May 16.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of London. Order to supersede the exaction made upon Peter de Monyer, who is a native of Amiens, for the custom of 3d. a pound on his goods and merchandise brought to that port, as he is a burgess of the town of Welles, having wife, children and perpetual domicile there, and contributing to lot and scot and the other charges there with the other burgesses of the town, so that the king wishes him to be held as a native and inhabitant of the realm. By C.
Membrane 22.
May 4.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king committed to the prior of Derhurst the custody of his priory and of all the lands and possessions pertaining thereto, which were taken into the king's hand with the other possessions of the alien religious of the power of France, by reason of the war with France, to hold during the said war, for rendering a certain ferm yearly at the exchequer, and the king granted that he should be quit of wool and all other quotas granted by the clergy or the community of the realm, from the time when the priory was so taken for so long as the said lands should remain in his custody for the cause aforesaid, so that he should dispose of the priory and its possessions as might seem best to him, and he considering that it would be more advantageous to demise certain tenements pertaining to the priory, at ferm, than to retain them in his own hand, and cultivate them, and although he demised certain lands in the town of La More, which are parcel of the priory, it is said, to Master John Lech and Master Robert de Piriton, to hold at his will for paying a certain sum of money to him in subvention of his said ferm, yet the collectors of the wool last granted in co. Oxford exact such wool of John and Robert by reason of those lands, for which the prior has paid the tenth to the king, to their manifest damage and to the retardation of the payment of the said ferm, wherefore the king ordered those collectors to supersede the demand made upon John and Robert: the king therefore orders the treasurer and barons, if they find that the premises contain the truth, to supersede the demand made upon John and Robert and to discharge both them and the said collectors.
May 12.
Westminster.
To Nicholas Gowere, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse, or to him who supplies his place. Order to cause Margery late the wife of William de Ros of Hamelak to have seisin of 2 bovates of land, 6 acres of meadow and 45 acres of pasture in Ulram, which Robert son of Robert Tothe of Killum held, who was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the premises have been in the king's hand for a year and a day, and that Robert held them of Margery, and that Dionisia late the wife of Robert son of Robert Tothe of Killum and George Salvayn, knight, had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king.
May 10.
Westminster.
To Walter de Chiriton and his fellows, to whom the king granted all the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England under a certain form. Order to pay to William de Felton 10l. for Easter term last, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 10 October in the ninth year of the reign, of 20l. to be received yearly of the custom of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne.
May 13.
Westminster.
To Peter de Boxstede, escheator in Essex. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which he took into the king's hand by reason of the death of John Giffard of Bures, knight, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by John de Coggeshale, late escheator in that county, that John at his death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick, whereby the custody of the lands which belonged to John at his death ought to pertain to the king, but that he held lands of others than the king by divers services.
The like, word for word, to John de Frenyngham, escheator in Kent.
May 14.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Boston. Order to pay to William marquis of Juliers or to John de Wesenham, his attorney, 300l. for Easter term last, after having first paid to Queen Isabel the fee due to her of those customs, as the king granted to William 600l. to be received yearly of those customs.
May 17.
Westminster.
William son of Hugh atte Tounesende of Normanton, imprisoned in Nottingham castle for trespass of vert in Shirewode forest, has a writ to Ralph de Nevill, keeper of the Forest beyond Trent, or to Thomas de Longevilers, supplying the place of the said keeper in Shirewode forest, to bail him.
May 8.
Westminster.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler. Order to deliver to the abbot and convent of King's Beaulieu 2 tuns of wine in arrear to them of the 19th and 20th years of the reign as Henry III granted to the abbot and convent a tun of wine to be received yearly at Southampton of the king's gift between Christmas and the Purification for celebrating masses in their church, and afterwards on 26 January in the 19th year of the reign the king ordered Reymund Seguyn, late his butler, to deliver to them a tun of such wine, and he sent a like order on 30 January in the 20th year of the reign, and because nothing thereof was paid to the abbot and convent, as the king has learned from their plaint, the king ordered Reymund to certify him thereupon, and he returned that the abbot and convent had received nothing of that wine from the eighteenth year of the reign to 15 February in the 21st year of the reign, on which day John undertook the office of the butlery.
May 10.
Westminster.
To the collectors in Kent of the aid for making the king's eldest son a knight. Order to supersede the demand made upon the abbot of Robertsbridge for paying any sums to that aid for the manor of Lambrehurst in that county and the tenements which he holds in the hundred of Rolfnendenne in co. Kent, restoring anything which they have levied, as the abbot has shown the king that although he holds the manors of Lambrehurst, and of Sutton in the rape of Peveneseye in co. Sussex by charters of the founders and the confirmation of Henry III, in frank almoin, quit of all aids, yet the collectors, pretending that he holds them by knight's service, exact divers sums of him for the aid, whereupon he has besought the king to provide a remedy, and by the certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into chancery it is found that the said manors with the said tenements, which the abbots held on 8 July in the 37th year of Henry III, which tenements are parcel of the manor of Lambrehurst, were granted to the abbot and convent in frank almoin, and it is not found in the rolls of the exchequer that the abbot and convent paid anything by reason of the said manors and tenements for any aid granted to marry the king's eldest daughters or to make his eldest sons knights, except certain sums by reason of the aid to marry the eldest daughter of Edward I, of which sums the abbot then sought to be discharged, and he was discharged thereof by consideration made in the exchequer upon a process held thereupon.
May 6.
Lichfield.
To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to pay 50l. to Robert de Burghcher for Easter term last, as on 20 December in the 14th year of the reign, the king granted to Robert, then the chancellor, 100l. to be received yearly for life of the issues of the hanaper, in recompence for 100l. which Hugh de Audele, earl of Gloucester, granted to him for life, and which the earl resumed into his hand because Robert made stay with the king.
Membrane 21.
May 12.
Windsor.
To Simon Basset, escheator in co. Gloucester. Order to retain in the king's hands the manors of Frompton and Ablynton with the advowson of Frompton Cotel church, until further order, and not to intermeddle further with the manors of Sandhirst, Polton, Yate and Weston Brut and with the advowsons of the churches of Yate and Weston Brut, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Ralph de Wilynton died seised in his demesne of fee of the said manors of Frompton and Ablynton with the advowson of Frompton church, and that he held the manors of Sandhirst and Polton jointly with Eleanor his wife, for themselves and the heirs of Ralph's body of the gift and enfeoffment of Walter de Langeleye and Richard Cros, and that he held the manors of Yate and Weston with the advowsons of the churches of Yate and Weston for himself and the heirs of his body of the gift and enfeoffment of the said Walter and Richard with remainder at his death to Henry de Wilynton, and that Ralph died without an heir of his body, and the manor of Frompton with the advowson of the church there are held in chief by the service of a fourth part of a knight's fee, and the manors of Ablynton, Sandhurst, Yate and Weston are held of others than the king by divers services.
May 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to pay to the constable of Bristol castle what is in arrear to him of 12d. daily for the wages of David de Anald, a Scot lately taken at the battle of Durham and in his custody, from 13 December last, and to pay him 12d. daily henceforth so long as David remains in that castle, knowing that if he does not make a speedy payment of those wages the king will cause that prisoner to be delivered to him to be kept at his peril and will punish him in an exemplary manner for his rebellion, as on the said 13th December the king ordered the sherift to pay such wages to the constable by indenture.
May 18.
Windsor.
To Almaric fitz Waryn, escheator in co. Devon. Order not to intermeddle further with the tenements which he took into the king's hand by reason of the death of Ralph de Wilyngton, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Ralph at his death held no lands in chief or of others in that bailiwick, but that he held the manor of Womberlegh with the advowsons of the churches there, jointly with Eleanor his wife of the gift and enfeoffment of Walter de Langelegh and Richard Crosse, to hold for themselves and the heirs of Ralph's body, and that he held the manors of Honeshawe, Beauford and Stokerivers with the advowsons of the churches there, and also a carucate of land in Ridelcombe of the gift and enfeoffment of the said Walter and Richard, for himself and the heirs of his body, with remainder, in default of such heirs, to Henry de Wilynton, and the said tenements are held of others than the king by divers services.
To John Laundels, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Ralph de Wylyngton at his death held no lands in chief or of others in that bailiwick, but that he held in co. Berks the manor of Staulputt with a fourth part of the hundred of Shrivenham jointly with Eleanor his wife, of the gift and enfeoffment of Walter de Langele and Richard Crosse, for themselves and the heirs of Ralph's body, with remainder, in default of such heirs, to Henry de Wilyngton, and that the manor and fourth part are held of the countess Warenne, by the service of a sixteenth part of a knight's fee.
May 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Devon. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Walter de Waishebourn, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 20.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston-upon-Hull. Order to pay to William de la Pole in the king's name, the custom due on all sarplars laden and taken out of that port according to the rate of the sack of wool therein, and not to permit any wool to be taken out of that port before it has been duly weighed and coketted and the custom due thereon paid, in the presence of William or his attorney, as on 11 March in the 20th year of the reign the king granted that William should receive all the money of the ancient custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in that port, to wit, ½ mark on each sack of wool, a mark on every last of hides and ½ mark on every 300 wool-fells, in aid of his maintenance, by the view and testimony of the collectors of customs in that port and of the controller there, in recompence for the manors of Brustwyk, Whetele, and Gryngele, which the king caused to be taken into his hand, until they should be restored to William or until the king should cause him to be satisfied therefor, and now William has informed the king that the collectors have permitted some merchants to lade wool to no small quantity in sarplars in that port, each sarplar containing 1½ sacks, and to take them to parts beyond the sea, defrauding the king of the custom thereon, whereat he is much angered.
By K. and C.
May 20.
Eltham.
To the sheriff of York. Order to cause two verderers for the forest of Pykeryng to be elected in place of Nicholas Haldane and Thomas Thirnif who are insufficiently qualified.
May 22.
Westminster.
To the king's butler for the present or the future or to him who supplies his place in the port of London. Order to permit John Brocas, knight, John Elys, John Tuscanan, Bernard Guilliam of Bruges, Reymund de Casse, John de Mounbeton, Peter Arnald of Mauleon, Gerard de Lybourn, John de Mounbery, and Arnald de Puche, merchants of Bordeaux to receive 2s. on every tun of wine brought by them or any other merchants of the duchy of Aquitaine to the port of London, by the butler's view and testimony, until they are satisfied for 200l. after William Casse and his fellows, merchants of Aquitaine have been satisfied in that port for the sums due to them for wine taken from them, as the king ordered Reymund Seguyn late the king's butler, or him who supplies his place in the port of London to permit John Brokas and his fellows to receive 2s. a tun on such wine brought before 6 June preceding until they should be satisfied for 200l. in the form aforesaid [as in this Calendar, 19 Edward III, page 534], and now it is found by the certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and that of the present butler that John Brokas and his fellows and the other merchants of Aquitaine have not yet received anything of the said 200l. in that port, because William Casse and his fellows are not yet satisfied for the price of the wine taken from them. Et erat patens.
May 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to pay to Hervey le Mohun 5 marks for Easter term last, as at the request of Blanche lady of Wake, the king granted to Hervey, on 1 April in the 19th year of the reign, 10 marks to be received yearly for life of the issues of co. Warwick.
Membrane 20.
May 12.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to pay to Hugh de Glaunvill, parson of Kayngham church, 23l. 15s. 4½d., as Richard de Normanvill and his fellows, lately appointed to take a moiety of wool in co. York, took 3 sacks 16 stones of wool at 4l. 10s. the sack from Hugh and Thomas Honeman and his fellows, appointed to take the moiety of wool in co. Cambridge, took 1½ sacks of wool of Hugh, price 7l. 10s., for the king's use, and they charged themselves therewith in their accounts, as appears by the certificate of the treasurer and barons of the exchequer sent into chancery, and Hugh has besought the king to cause the price of that wool to be paid to him, extending to 23l. 15s. 4½d. in accordance with the form of the commission for taking such wool, and the king promised to pay him one moiety thereof at Michaelmas in the 13th year of the reign, and the other moiety at the Purification following.
May 4.
Westminster.
To Roger Darcy, escheator in Ireland, or to him who supplies his place. Order to amove the king's hand from the manor of Beaubec (de Bello Becco), which he took into the king's hand by the death of brother John de Cokerham, the last abbot of Fourneys, and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the issues thereof to brother Alexander, abbot of Furneys, and to the convent there, as Walter de Lacy, by his charter, granted to the church of St. Mary and St. Laurence, Beaubec (de Bello Becco) and to the monks residing there, in frankalmoin, all the demesne of his ploughs with their appurtenances, in the town or Killekerran, and all the lands which Bethani and the English held of him in the said town of Gillekeran, which tenements are now called the manor of Beaubec, to hold in frankalmoin, quit of all secular service, and a burgage in the town of Mariners with the liberty of having a boat for their own uses without toll, custom or demand and subsequently Henry III confirmed the said grant, and afterwards the abbot and convent of Beaubec of the Cistercian order, by the king's licence, granted the said manor to the abbot and convent of Furneys, with all that they held in Ireland, to hold in frankalmoin, and in consideration that the grant and confirmation aforesaid made by Walter and King Henry were made before the publication of the statute of mortmain, the king has confirmed the said grant made to the abbot and convent of Furneys.
May 20.
Westminster.
To John Laundels, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks. Order to take the fealty of John de Shortecoumbe according to the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and to deliver to him two parts of a messuage, 2 virgates of land in a place called 'Baylesclyve' near Lekhampstede, and pasture for 12 oxen and cows, with the issues of the cows of four years and for six horses, 24 pigs and for 300 sheep in le Thiket and in all the fields and pastures of the town of Lekhampstede, co. Berks, certifying the king of that fealty in chancery, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Peter de Tudeworth at his death held the premises for life of John's inheritance of the grant of Robert de Shortecoumbe, John's grandfather, and that the said two parts and pasture with a third part, which Alice, late the wife of the said Robert holds as dower, are held of the king by reason of the lands which belonged to Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche, in the king's hand for certain causes, by the service of a pair of gilt spurs, and that John is aged fourteen years and more.
May 21.
Westminster.
To William de Middelton, escheator in Norfolk. Order to assign dower to Maud, late the wife of John de Burdeleys, knight, tenant in chief, of all the lands which belonged to her husband, upon her taking oath that she will not marry without the king's licence.
To Warin de Bassyngbourn, escheator in co. Cambridge. Like order to assign dower to Maud.
The like to William Croiser, escheator in co. Bedford.
May 23.
Westminster.
To Nicholas Gower, escheator in the liberty of Holdernesse. Order to take the fealty of Robert son and heir of John de Rihill, certifying the king thereof in chancery, and to amove the king's hand from the lands which his father held of others than the king and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the issues thereof, as the king ordered the escheator to certify why he had taken John's lands in Ribill into the king's hand, and he returned that he had done so, because John being indicted for divers felonies before the justices of gaol delivery at York castle became an approver and, not wishing to pursue his appeals, he was delivered to the archbishop of York by the justices, in accordance with the privilege of the clergy, and on learning that he had died in the archbishop's prison without having purged his innocence, the king ordered the escheator to take an inquisition upon his lands, and the king ordered the archbishop, if John was delivered to him as aforesaid and died in prison, to certify the king thereof in chancery, and it is found by the inquisition taken by the escheator that John on the day of the said felony held a plot of pasture in Kayngham in a place called 'Foukland' of the gift and enfeoffment of William son of Saier de Sutton, knight, to Robert de Rihill and Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies, whose son and heir John was, and that the said plot is held in chief as of the honour of Albemarl by the service of rendering 8¾d. yearly, and it is worth 6s. yearly beyond that rent, and that he also held in fee tail in the said form two parts of a messuage and 2 bovates of land in Rihill of Margery late the wife of Robert de Botheby, by forinsec service and for rendering to her 5s. 2d. yearly and of making suit at her court every three weeks, and they are worth 34s. yearly, and he also held in fee tail in the said form a toft in Tunstall which is demised at ferm to William Cusays and Isabel his wife for their lives, for 5s. and that it is held of Philip Northiby by the service of 1d. and that all the said lands are in the king's hand and in the escheator's custody, and that Robert, John's son, is his next heir and aged eight years, and the archbishop has certified that John was convicted as a clerk and was delivered to him by William Basset and his fellows, justices of gaol delivery, in accordance with the privilege of the clergy, on Thursday the feast of St. Hilary in the 18th year of the reign, and he was committed to prison and there remained until 9 October last, when he died there without having purged himself.
May 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause 32s. to be allowed to Gilbert de Chishull, the king's clerk, in his account as he was lately appointed to receive the money of the subsidy of 2s. on each sack and 6d. on the pound for finding certain shipping in divers ports of the admiralty towards the north, and he paid 32s. to Ed[mund] Blount, clerk of John Howard, then admiral of the fleet towards the north, for his wages of 2s. a day for sixteen days, when he remained in the king's service in Gilbert's company, by the order of W. bishop of Winchester, the treasurer, as the said bishop has testified before the king in chancery.
May 23.
Westminster.
To the same. Order not to charge the dean and chapter of St. Mary's church, Lincoln, upon rendering account for the temporalities of the bishopric at the time of the last voidance from 15 February in the 21st year of the reign, and not from an earlier day, notwithstanding that other escheators have certified that Thomas bishop of Lincoln died on an earlier day, as John de Trehampton, escheator in co. Lincoln, has certified in chancery that the bishop died on the said 15th day.
Membrane 19.
May 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on learning that Walter de Chiriton, Thomas de Swanlond and Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, and Henry de Causton and John Malewayn their fellows had delivered certain bills for good, he granted that if they should be aggrieved by reason of such bills, they might surrender other good bills, and now John has shown the king that whereas by reason of a bill received by him from Walter which was afterwards found as false in the hand of John de Castello and was adjudged as false at the exchequer, he received 309l. 15s. at the receipt of the exchequer, and he cannot be discharged of that sum, because the false bill cannot warrant the receipt of the money, and he is charged by process held thereupon before the treasurer and barons: the king therefore orders them, if John is charged with the 309l. 15s. for that cause and no other, to receive good bills containing that sum from him in place of the said false bill, and to discharge him of the said sum in accordance with the indenture.
June 10.
Westminster.
To the collectors in Northumberland of the tenth and fifteenth granted for two years in the twentieth year of the reign. Order to go to the towns of Styford and Neubyggyng near Blaunchlaunde, Bromhalgh, Ridyng, Merchenley, Shildeford and Shotteleye and Slaveleye and to survey the estate thereof and of the men dwelling there, and if, after taking an inquisition, they find that Robert de Herle and his tenants there have been totally plundered of their animals and other goods and chattels by the Scots, so that nothing remained to them wherewith to pay the tenth and fifteenth or part thereof, then to supersede the demand made upon them therefor for the said 20th year, provided that they pay the same of any lands which they hold in other places in the county, and that they pay it according to their faculties for the second year of payment, as lately at Robert's suit showing that the land of himself and his men in co. Northumberland have been destroyed and their goods and chattels plundered and burned by the last attack of the Scots in the county, and beseeching the king to pardon them their portions of the tenth and fifteenth, the king appointed John de Fenwyk, Robert de Tughale, Hugh de Sadelyngstanes and Adam de Walton to take an inquisition upon the matter, and by the inquisition taken by Hugh and Adam it is found that the lands in the said towns of Styford, Neubiggyng, Bromhalgh, Ridyng, Merchenley, Shildeford and Shotteleye of a moiety of which Robert is lord, and in Slaveleye of the whole of which he is lord, by the last attack of David de Bruys and other Scots with a great army, on Sunday before St. Luke in the 20th year of the reign, were destroyed and wasted by the burning of houses, corn, hay and other moveable goods and that Robert's tenants there were plundered of 70 oxen, 43 cows, 142 heifers, 32 plough oxen, 316 sheep and of several other goods and chattels. By C.
May 8.
Westminster.
To Henry Sturmy, escheator in co. Southampton. Order to cause Amica daughter and heir of John de Venuz, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands whereof her father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as she has proved her age before Reginald le Forester, late escheator in co. Surrey, and the king has taken her fealty for the bailiwick of the forestship of Wolvemere and of Alsiesholt and for all the other lands which her father held in chief, and on 16 June in the 21st year of the reign the king rendered the said bailiwick and lands to her, gave her respite for her homage for a certain time and ordered Thomas de Aspale, then escheator in co. Southampton, to cause her to have seisin of the said bailiwick and lands, and although he gave her seisin of the bailiwick he did not give her seisin of the other lands before he was amoved from his office, as the king has learned from Amica's plaint.
May 20.
Westminster.
To J. bishop of Hereford. Order to admit Henry de Tatton, the king's clerk, to a moiety of Westbury church at the king's presentation, and further to do what pertains to his office in the matter, notwithstanding any order not to admit Henry, as although the king presented Henry to that church, in the bishop's diocese, then void and pertaining to the king's donation by reason of the lands of Laurence de Lodelowe, then in his hand by reason of an outlawry promulgated against Laurence at the suit of John Wyard for a trespass committed upon him by Laurence, it is said, requesting the bishop to institute Henry as parson, yet he is not yet admitted, and the king has a good title to the said moiety as he has learned, and he wishes the presentation of Henry to take effect. By p.s. [19525.]
July 10.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Rokeby, escheator in co. York. Order to cause the manor of Estboulton in that county to be resumed into the king's hand and kept safely until further order, so that what is just may be done in the matter, if he find that it was taken from Cecily late the wife of William le Scrop, knight, tenant in chief, and delivered to Richard, brother and heir of the said William by pretext of the king's writ to the sheriff of York to admeasure dower, as the king lately ordered the escheator to assign dower to Cecily of all the lands which belonged to her husband, and now the king has learned from her that although the said manor and certain other lands which belonged to William were assigned and delivered to her by the escheator, as he has certified in chancery, yet the sheriff of the county, by pretext of a writ at Richard's prosecution, showing that she had more dower than she ought, amoved her from the manor except from 53s. 2¼d. therein, without calling or notifying her thereof without due process, and he delivered it to the said Richard, a minor in the king's wardship, whereupon she has besought the king to provide a remedy, and as Richard has not yet proved his age it is not right that any lands should be delivered to him of his inheritance during his minority, and anything unduly assigned to Cecily as dower should pertain to the king until Richard prove his age.
June 20.
Westminster.
To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to deliver to the burgesses of Caleys quit of the fee due thereon, a charter by which the king grants to them certain laws and customs. By K.
June 24.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the wax to be renewed about the body of Edward I, buried in the monastery at Westminster, as has hitherto been done. [Fœdera.]
Membrane 18.
June 2.
Westminster.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler. Order to deliver to the abbot of Coggeshale a tun of red wine for Easter term last, as the abbot and convent of Coggeshale, a house of royal foundation, have promised to find a monk as chaplain for the king, to celebrate divine service daily in the church of his house in honour of God, the Virgin, for the salvation of the king, Queen Philippa and their children and for their souls after death, and on 11 January in the 18th year of the reign, the king granted to the abbot and convent a tun of red wine to be received yearly at London at Easter.
May 28.
Westminster.
To Leo de Perton, escheator in co. Worcester. Order not to distrain Nicholas son of John de Haudlo for his homage, as he has done homage to the king for the lands which he holds in chief, for the king, when in parts beyond the sea, gave him respite until the king's return to England.
By p.s.
The like to the following, to wit:—
William de Middelton, escheator in co. Norfolk.
Peter de Boxsted, escheator in cos. Essex, Hertford and Middlesex.
John de Laundels, escheator in cos. Oxford and Berks.
John de Swynnerton, escheator in cos. Salop and Stafford.
May 3.
Westminster.
To John del Clay. Order to deliver to Thomas de Helwell now prebendary of the altar of St. Andrew in the church of St. John Beverley, the sum sequestrated in John's hand if the damage inflicted upon Thomas is estimated at that amount, as although the king ordered John to deliver a certain sum of money in which he was bound to William de Kildesby, the late prebendary of that prebend, to Thomas de Boltesham and Thomas de Lichefeld, who undertook to answer to the king for the accounts in which William, at his death, was bound to him, so far as William's goods would suffice, yet on the information of Thomas showing that there were several defects and damages in the houses, buildings, enclosures and other things of the prebend, which ought to have been repaired in William's time, as he asserts, and they were repaired by inquisition taken thereupon by the archbishop of York, in the customary manner, wherefore certain sums of the said money in John's hands have been sequestrated by the archbishop, and Thomas beseeching the king to provide a remedy, the king ordered the archbishop to deliver to the said prebendary the goods and issues which belonged to William, so sequestrated in John's hand. The king will cause allowance to be made to Thomas and Thomas in their account at the receipt of his chamber for the debt in which William was bound as aforesaid, for as much as John shall pay to Thomas de Helwell.
By K.