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Close Rolls, Edward III: August 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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August 1348

Aug. 1.
Westminster.
John Ideshale of London, saddler, acknowledges that he owes to John fitz Piers of London, saddler, 12l.; to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Aug. 4.
Westminster.
Brother Robert, prior of St. Mary's church, Suthwerk, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to John de Lamburn 60l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey.
Cancelled on payment.
William Brangwayn, citizen and skinner of London, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Claveryng, citizen and skinner of London, 40l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Hertford.
Aug. 4.
Westminster.
To John Darcy, constable of the Tower of London or to him who supplies his place. Order to release Walter de Mandevill, imprisoned in the Tower for certain misdeeds, by the mainprise of Richard de Pedelowe of Ireland, knight, William de Iford and Adam Hurell of London, who have undertaken to have him before the king and his council when they are warned thereupon. By C.
Aug. 14.
Odiham.
Brother John de Hoton, master of the hospital of St. James near Westminster, acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Hoton, clerk, 20l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Middlesex.
Aug. 15.
Odiham.
Thomas de Sharnebrok, citizen and cornmerchant of London, Richard de Ikelyngham, citizen of London, William de Godesalve, citizen of London, William de Hockele and Simon de Adyngton acknowledge that they owe to Katherine late the wife of Robert de Hakeneye, citizen of London, 50l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in the city of London.
Katherine late the wife of Robert de Hakeneye, citizen of London, Thomas her son and Richard Aleyn, citizen of London, acknowledge that they owe to Simon de Adyngton, citizen of London, 50l.; to be levied etc. in co. Essex.
Enrolment of general release by Simon fitz Richard, knight, to Master John Rees. Witnesses: Adam de Derlyngton, Alan de Venise, clerk, John Roule, William Farnberwe and John Pymworth. Dated at Fletstret in the suburb of London on 15 August, 22 Edward III.
Memorandum that Simon came into chancery at London on 21 August and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Aug. 21.
Westminster.
Simon Hauten of Brounesford, citizen and engrosser of London, acknowledges that he owes to John Gaunt of Berkyng, citizen and draper of London, 40l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in the city of London.
Aug. 27.
Westminster.
John son of William de Chichestr[ia] of Raureth acknowledges that he owes to John de Thornhull, clerk, and to Simon de Wodeburgh 32 marks; to be levied etc. in co. Essex.
Aug. 29.
Westminster.
John de Drayton and John Billyng acknowledge that they owe to John de Bedeford, citizen and skinner of London, John de Stodey, vintner, and John York, vintner, 400l.; to be levied etc. in co. Norfolk.
John de Bynbrok of Waltryngham acknowledges that he owes to John de Trente, clerk, 20l.; to be levied etc. in co. Nottingham.
Aug. 30.
Westminster.
Thomas de Aspale acknowledges that he owes to Queen Philippa 20l.; to be levied etc. in co. Southampton.
Membrane 3d.
July 25.
Westminster.
John de Melbourn acknowledges that he owes to the king 1,000l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York.
Memorandum that the preceding recognisance was made for security for the fruits and issues of the prebend of Wetewang in the church of St. Peter, York, lately taken into the king's hand among the benefices of aliens not residing in their benefices, from which the king amoved his hand at the suit of John, asserting that he had a right therein, according to the tenor of the following indenture.
Enrolment of indenture made between the king and John de Melbourn testifying that whereas the king, on learning by instruments shown before the council that Anibald, cardinal bishop of Tusculum, of the court of Rome, had accepted the prebend of Wetewang in St. Peter's church, York, caused all the fruits, rents and emoluments of that prebend to be taken into his hand by virtue of an ordinance that the benefices of non resident aliens should be so taken, in aid of the war, and then John came before the king and his council and showed divers instruments showing that he had accepted that prebend by a special grant made to him by the court of Rome, after the death of William de Kildesby, and was in possession thereof without disturbance from the said cardinal until the king caused it to be taken into his hand, and he has besought the king to cause right to be done, wherefore, at the request of certain magnates the king has caused his hand to be amoved so that John should find security to answer for the profits if the cardinal recover the prebend against him by process in the court of Rome, wherefore in the name of such security John has made the preceding recognisance for 1,000l. to be paid at Midsummer next, the king grants that if the prebend is recovered against John by the cardinal, he shall answer for the profit for the time that he held it and the recognisance shall be null, and if the cardinal make suit against John by censures of Holy Church for the profits for which he shall have so satisfied the king, then the king grants that he will defend John from damage in the matter and that no execution shall be made upon the recognisance until the king is duly informed that the cardinal has recovered the prebend and if John does not then satisfy the king for the fruits of the prebend occupied by him in the meantime, he grants that the recognisance shall remain in force. Dated at London on 25 July, 22 Edward III. French.
July 26.
Westminster.
To the collectors in co. York of the aid of 40s. for making the king's son a knight. Order to supersede until the quinzaine of Martinmas next the demand made upon John de Coupeland by reason of the manor of Coghull in that county, so that after deliberation thereupon the king may cause justice to be done, as on 10 August last the king granted the said manor to John with certain other lands in cos. Cumberland, Westmorland and Lancaster, which belonged to William de Coucy and escheated to the king at his death, to the value of 231l. 8s. 9¼d. at which they were extended, in part satisfaction of 500l. of land and rent granted to him by the king, and John has besought the king to order the demand made upon him for the aid by reason of the said lands to be superseded, as they were in the king's hand at the time when the aid was granted, and the king wishes to be more fully informed upon the premises. By C.
The like to the collectors in the following counties, to wit:—
The collectors in co. Westmorland.
The collectors in co. Lancaster.
July 25.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester. Order to grant to John Dymmok, the king's yeoman, such maintenance for life in that house as they granted to John de Melford at the king's request, as John de Melford has granted his maintenance there to John Dymmok, and to that end has surrendered their letters to him in the king's presence.
By p.s. [19656.]
Aug. 7.
Westminster.
Richard son of Gilbert Talebot, knight, acknowledges that he owes to John de Pulteneye, knight, 2,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Oxford.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by William de Dersham, Walter de Multon and John de Tilteye, executors of the will of John de Pulteneye.
The same Richard acknowledges that he owes to the said John 500l; to be levied etc. in co. Gloucester.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the same executors.
Aug. 6.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order to permit brother Hugh Larcher and brother Philip Destafford of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland, and Andrew Gerard, whom brother John Larcher, prior of that Hospital in Ireland, is sending to the chief master of the said Hospital of Rodes on certain affairs touching the Hospital, to cross from that port to Rodes with their household and reasonable expenses in gold, provided that they make no apportum contrary to the statute. By C.
The like to the captain of Caleis and to the constable of the castle of that town.
July 26.
Westminster.
To the collectors in co. York of the aid of 40s. for making the king's eldest son a knight. Order to supersede until the quinzaine of Martinmas next, the demand made upon John de Coupeland for that aid by reason of the manor of Coghull [as above]. By C.
Aug. 10.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, Dublin. Order to cause James le Botiller, earl of Ormond, to have respite until Easter next for all debts and accounts exacted of him, whether his own or those of his ancestors.
By K. on the information of the bishop of Winchester, the treasurer.
Sept. 1.
Westminster.
Robert de Bourghcher, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Peter de Nuttill 100l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
Peter de Nuttill, knight, acknowledges that he owes to Robert de Bourghcher, knight, 100l.; to be levied etc. in co. York.
Cancelled on payment.
Membrane 2d.
July 29.
Westminster.
To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to release Laurence de Lenne from prison by a mainprise, as Elias Mussh, Matthew de Valencinis, parson of Wodeton church, and Robert de Wodeford of Salisbury, merchant, lately impleaded him by divers writs before the justices of the Bench to render account to each of them for the time when he was receiver of their moneys, and because he did not come before the justices to answer them he was placed in exigent in cos. Middlesex, Surrey and Wilts and was afterwards outlawed, and subsequently he rendered himself to the said prison and was detained there, as John de Stonore, chief justice of the said Bench, has certified the king in chancery, and the king, moved by pity, pardoned Laurence the said outlawries and granted him his peace therefor so that he should stand to right if Elias, Matthew and Robert wished to speak against him for that account, and now he has besought the king to order his release by a mainprise, as he is detained in prison because the king's letters, owing to the shortness of time between the said certificate and the rising of the justices at the quinzaine of Midsummer last, could not be shown before the justices before that rising and for no other cause, and he is ready to stand to right in all things upon the premises, and John Nichole of London, Richard del Nunnes, Hugh Barfot, Richard Stikeneye, John de Cornwaill and William de Whitcherche of London, have mainperned in chancery to have Laurence before the justices on the said octaves to answer Elias, Matthew and Robert for the said account, and further to do and receive what the king's court shall determine, and the mainpernors grant that if they do not have him on that day then the king's letters aforesaid shall lose all their force.
Sept. 3.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of Thorneton upon Humbre. Request to grant to Richard de Eccleshale, the king's clerk, such pension from that house as they are bound to grant to one of the king's clerks by reason of the new creation of the abbot, until they provide him with a suitable benefice, informing the king by the bearer of these presents of what they do at his request. By p.s.
Aug. 21.
Woodstock.
Walter de Kelby of Lincoln acknowledges that he owes to Richard de Thoresby, parson of Stikeneye church, 24l. 3s. 4d.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Lincoln.
Cancelled on payment.
Nicholas de Scaupewyk, chaplain, acknowledges that he owes to the said Richard 43l.; to be levied etc. in co. Lincoln.
Memorandum that Richard de Holdernesse, clerk, received the two preceding recognisances by a writ among the writs of dedimus potestatem on the files of this year.
Sept. 11.
Clarendon.
Richard de Hanyngfeld, parson of Sutton Valence church, diocese of Canterbury, acknowledges that he owes to David de Wollore, clerk, 20l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Kent.
Cancelled on payment.
Aug 26.
Westminster.
Brian de Herdeby of Thurleby, William de Thornhawe and Robert de Benedyk, acknowledge that they owe to Master John de Offord, dean of St. Mary's church, Lincoln, 86l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels in co. Lincoln.
Memorandum that Richard de Thoresby, clerk, received the preceding acknowledgment by a writ on the files among the writs of dedimus potestatem for this year.
Aug. 31.
Woodstock.
Geoffrey, abbot of Selby, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to William de Yarewell, clerk, 1,000 marks; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. York.
Memorandum that William Basset, one of the justices of the Bench, received the acknowledgment by writ of dedimus potestatem which is on the files of this year.
Enrolment of indenture made between Geoffrey, abbot of Seleby, and the convent there, and Sir William de Yarwell, clerk, testifying that whereas the abbot and convent are bound to William in a yearly pension of 40 marks, to be paid to him for life; and they are bound to him in 1,000 marks by the preceding recognisance, to be paid at All Saints next, William grants that so long as they pay him the said pension at the appointed terms the execution of the said recognisance shall be suspended, and if he is fully satisfied for that pension for life, the recognisance shall become null after his death. Dated at Seleby on Monday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 1348.
Memorandum that William de Yarewell came to Selby on the said Monday before William Basset, one of the justices of the Bench, to whom the king gave power by writ of receiving the acknowledgments made by him and by the abbot of Selby, and acknowledged the preceding indenture, which writ is on the files among the writs of dedimus potestatem of the year.
Enrolment of deed testifying that whereas William Beauvoir and Alice his wife and Robert atte Hulle and Joan his wife have granted by a fine levied in the king's court, William and Alice that the third part of a third part, and Robert and Joan that the third part of a third part of the manor of Queynton which Richard Talbot, knight, the younger, holds for the life of Joan late the wife of John Malet of her demise, who held them in dower of the said manor, and which ought to revert to them at her death, shall remain to Thomas de Mussenden and Isabel his wife and to Thomas's heirs, Richard has attorned himself to Thomas and Isabel by virtue of that grant, has done fealty to them therefor and claims no other estate in the said parts than the free tenement for the life of Joan late the wife of John. Witnesses: Gerard de Braybrok, knight, John de Hampdene, Nicholas de Luton, John le Venour, Robert de Craunford, John Sergeaunt. Dated at Mussendene on 17 September, 22 Edward III.
Memorandum that Richard came into chancery at London on 18 September and acknowledged the preceding deed.