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Close Rolls, Edward III: September 1348

Pages 556-558

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

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September 1348

Sept. 15.
Woodstock.
To W. bishop of Norwich. Order to supersede until the month of Michaelmas next the demand made upon William de Wath, clerk, for 125l. of the arrears of his ferm for the church of Romeneye, taken into the king's hand among the possessions of the religious and other aliens of the power of France, of his ecclesiastical goods in that diocese, so that after inspection of the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer the king may cause what is reasonable to be done upon the discharge of Joan de Baar, countess Warenne, to whom he committed the administration of the fruits and issues of the said church, for rendering a certain ferm yearly, by the mainprise of William, as she asserts that she satisfied the king for the said ferm and the arrears thereof for time past, and has tallies therefor in her possession. By C.
Membrane 1d.
Enrolment of indenture made between the king, of the one part, and Walter de Chiryton, Thomas de Swanland and Gilbert de Wendlyngburgh, merchants, of the other part, testifying that the said merchants have undertaken to make chevance to the king of 20,000l. for his great needs, which sum they will pay by parcels to the treasurer, so that the entire sum shall be fully paid before Michaelmas next, and for that sum the king has granted that of 12,000 sacks of wool which will pass to parts beyond after that Michaelmas they shall have allowance of ½ mark a sack in the custom and subsidy of his gift for that chevance, and where the merchants are bound by divers bargains made with the king to restore to the exchequer the king's letters patent or bills of his wardrobe for certain sums of ancient debts in the king's discharge, which thing they have failed to do because several bills of the wardrobe are found false and forged, the king has granted them respite until Michaelmas next and for three years following for restoring those bills, so that they restore them within that term; and because the said merchants and Henry de Causton and John Malewayn, their fellows, have bought bills before this time, as good and true, and have delivered them as such at the exchequer, upon certain bargains between the king and them, the king grants that they may substitute other bills in place of the first, which contain true debts, as they are innocent and guiltless of any fault in the said bills if there be any; all the sureties made and granted to Walter and Gilbert before that time for the 40,000 marks which they lent to the king when he was before Caleys, as appears by indentures made between the king and them, shall be kept for them in this chevance until they have full allowance of the custom and subsidy of the 12,000 sacks. Dated at Kenylworth on 1 May, 22 Edward III.
French. By p.s. [19501.]
Sept. 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to receive John de Neuton and Nicholas de Sutton in place of Thomas de Rokeby, sheriff of co. York and escheator there, to render his accounts and to make his proffer on the morrow of Michaelmas for the office of the shrievalty and of the escheatry respectively, as he is occupied upon certain affairs of the king before William de Thorp and his fellows, justices appointed to hold pleas before the king, so that he cannot render his said accounts or make his proffer on that morrow. By C.
Sept. 1.
Westminster.
To Roger Hillary and his fellows, justices of assize in co. Gloucester. Whereas the manor of Musarder is in the king's hands by reason of the minority of John son and heir of Edmund, earl of Kent, tenant in chief, and now the king has learned that John Musard arrames an assize of novel disseisin against Margaret, countess of Kent, the said John and others contained in the original writ, for tenements in Musarder, placing in view the said manor: the king seeing that he may suffer prejudice in that assize, especially as he is bound to restore to minors in his wardship all the lands of their inheritance when they come of age, orders the justices not to proceed to take that assize without consulting him. By C.
Sept. 5.
Westminster.
To the captain of Caleys and to the constable of the castle of that town. Order to permit brother Hugh Larcher, 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 Hospital of Rodes on certain affairs touching him and the Hospital, to cross by that town to Rodes, with their household and reasonable expenses in gold. By C.
The like to the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich.
Sept. 14.
Hurstbourne Priors.
To the prior and convent of Christ Church, Canterbury. Because the king is informed that certain of their monks are hastening to the Roman court for the election of a new archbishop of Canterbury, without the king's customary assent: the king orders them, upon pain of forfeiture, that no monk shall presume to go to that court before they have obtained the king's licence and assent to that election, and to cause to return any whom they may have sent without delay. By K. and by letter of the secret seal.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandwich. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, not to permit any of the monks of Christ Church, Canterbury, or any one in their name, to cross from that port to the Roman court, without the king's licence, and to arrest any whom they find crossing there, with the letters found on them, and keep them safely until further order.
By K. and by the same letter.
The like to the mayor and bailiffs of Dover.
By K. and by the same letter.
Sept. 26.
Westminster.
Robert prior of St. Mary's church, Suthwerk, acknowledges for himself and convent that they owe to William Newenham, clerk, 36l.; to be levied, in default of payment, of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in co. Surrey.
Enrolment of demise by Richard Talbot to Thomas de Mussenden of all his lands, rents and services in demesne and service in Queynton, to hold from 12 April next until the end of the life of Joan late the wife of John Malet, for rendering 20l. yearly. Witnesses: Gerard de Braybrok, John de Hampden, John le Venour, Nicholas de Luton, John Sergeaunt. Dated at Mussenden on 17 September, 22 Edward III.
Memorandum that Richard came into chancery at London on 18 September and acknowledged the preceding deed.
Sept. 18.
Westminster.
To the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury. Order, upon pain of forfeiture, to cause brother James de Oxene, monk of that house, and Lambert Paul, clerk, and those sent with them to the Roman court to return within fifteen days from the date of these presents, knowing that the king will punish him if he does not obey, as the king forbad the prior and convent to send anyone to that court before the election of the archbishop of Canterbury [above], and now he has learned that James and Lambert have been sent by the prior to that court, regardless of the prohibition, without obtaining the king's licence. By K.
The like, 'mutatis mutandis,' to the prior and chapter of Christ Church, Canterbury. By K.
Mandate to the captain of Caleys to arrest James and Lambert, if they are found in that town, with their fellows, grooms, horses, equipments, letters and other things, and to keep them safely until further order. By K.