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Close Rolls, Edward III: June 1350

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward III: Volume 9, 1349-1354. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.

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June 1350

June 4.
Henley near Guildford.
To William de Whityngton, knight, John de Solers of Shipton, William Maunsel, Thomas Prikke of Stareton, John Stevenes of Lydeneye, John Joce of the Forest of Dene, Henry le Draper of Gloucester, Walter de Elmor of Gloucester, John de Wycombe of Bristol and John Spicer of Bristol. Order to be attendant upon the collecting and levying of the triennial tenth and fifteenth last granted for the second year, in co. Gloucester, without awaiting the presence of Matthew de Button whom the king appointed with them for this, as for certain causes the king wishes Matthew to be discharged thereof. The king has ordered Matthew not to intermeddle therewith. By letter of the secret seal.
June 1.
Westminster.
To John Laundels, escheator in co. Berks. Order not to intermeddle further with a third part of the manor of Stanford or with the advowson of the church of that town, restoring the issues thereof to Juliana late the wife of Reginald son of Herbert, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Reginald at his death held jointly with Juliana the said third part, which Robert de Punchardoun lately held, with the said advowson, for themselves and the heirs of their bodies, and that the third part was held of the king by reason of the lands which belonged to Margery late the wife of Nicholas de la Beche in Bradefeld in the same county, lately in the king's hand for certain causes, by the service of a third part of a knight's fee, and the king lately caused his hand to be amoved from all Margery's lands.
June 12.
Windsor.
To the bailiffs of Ipswich and to the collectors of customs in the port of that town. Order to permit William son of Nicholas de Caunfer in Seland, master of a ship called 'Daper Johan' of Seland, to take 50 quarters of wheat to his own ports after paying the custom due thereon, receiving security from him that he will not take it elsewhere to the king's enemies, as he has besought the king to grant this, as he lately came to bring back to England in his ship Ivo de Glynton, lately sent as envoy to parts beyond the sea, and he brought certain merchandise with him to do his pleasure therewith, and he cannot receive any payment for the same except corn, and the king of his favour has granted him a special licence.
June 10.
Selborne.
To Gilbert de Shotesbrok, John de Fenes, Edmund de Polampton, Robert de Worthe, William Noion, Thomas Mountfort, Alexander de Babeham and Ralph de la Stane. Order to be attendant upon the levying and collecting of the triennial tenth and fifteenth last granted for the second year in co. Berks without awaiting the presence of John de Leghe, whom the king lately appointed with them for this, as the king lately granted that John de Leghe should not be made a collector of the tenth and fifteenth or other tallage, and the king has therefore discharged him of the said collecting and levying. The king has ordered John de Leghe not to intermeddle therewith.
June 8.
Westminster.
To John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop. Order to assign dower to Elizabeth late the wife of William de la More, 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.
June 20.
Westminster.
To Richard Blundel, escheator in co. Northampton. Order to assign dower to Sarah late the wife of Stephen Burdon of Desburgh, 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.
Membrane 9.
May 4.
Westminster.
To Richard de Denton, escheator in co. Westmorland. Order to deliver to John de Coupeland all the lands which belonged to Gilbert de Burnolfesheved, tenant in chief, together with those held for life or in dower of that inheritance, when they fall in, and together with the issues thereof, and with the marriage of Gilbert's heir, as on 12 February in the 22nd year of the reign the king granted to John de Grey of Ruthyn the custody of the said lands, in the king's hand by reason of Gilbert's death and of the minority of his heir, to hold until he should come of age, together with the issues thereof and with the marriage of the heir, without rendering anything to the king, and if the heir should die before he came of age that John should have the said custody until the majority of his heir, until that heir should come of age, and with the heir's marriage, and Reginald de Grey, executor of the will of John de Grey, has acknowledged in chancery that John demised all his estate in that custody and marriage to John de Coupland.
June 1.
Westminster.
To John de Colby, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order not to intermeddle further with the manor of Great Narringes called Snoryngg, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Hugh Burguloun at his death held no lands in chief in that bailiwick whereby the custody of his lands ought to pertain to the king, but that he held the said manor of John Bardolf as of the manor of Cantillehe, in free socage, by the service of 20s. yearly.
June 8.
Westminster.
To John de Swynnerton, escheator in co. Salop. Order to assign dower to Elizabeth late the wife of William de la More, 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.
June 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Rutland. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of William atte Hide, deceased.
To the same. Order to cause a verderer for the king's forest of Roteland to be elected in place of John de Wayvyll, deceased.
June 3.
Westminster.
To the fermors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England or to their mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of Boston. Order to pay to John de Herlyng, the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of his wages of 6d. a day from 29 September in the 22nd year of the reign, and to pay him such wages henceforth, as on 17 November, in the 20th year of the reign, the king committed to John the office of controller of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in that port, to hold during pleasure, receiving the customary wages therein, and the treasurer and barons of the exchequer have certified in chancery that it is found in the great roll for the 23rd year of the reign, in London, in the ferm of Walter de Chiriton and Thomas de Swanlond, fermors of the said customs and subsidies, that allowance was made to John for his wages, to wit, between the said 17 November and the said 29 September, of 17l. 0s. 6d., to wit, 6d. a day.
June 3.
Westminster.
To the fermors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England or to their mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to pay to John de Herlyng, usher of the king's chamber, what is in arrear to him of his wages of 10 marks yearly from 24 June in the 22nd year of the reign, and to pay him that sum yearly henceforth, as on the said day the king granted to John the office of controller of wool, hides and wool-fells, wine and all other customable merchandise in the said port and in all places thence to Hertilpole, to hold for life, receiving the customary wages and fees in that office, and the treasurer and barons of the exchequer have certified in chancery that it is found in the accounts of the collectors of customs in the said port, rendered at the exchequer, that 10 marks yearly are allowed for the wages of divers controllers in that port.
June 3.
Westminster.
To the fermors of the customs and subsidies in all the ports of England, or to their mainpernors or their attorneys in the port of London, and to the collectors of the custom of wool, hides and wool-fells in the same port. Order to deliver to Tidemannus de Lymbergh, Thomas de Brandon, Richard de Causton and Thomas de Notingham, or to their attorneys, the part of the coket seal deputed in that port in the custody of those fermors, until Tidemannus and the others are satisfied for 4,000l., the other part to remain in the custody of the said collectors, as the king granted that Tidemannus and the others should receive 20s. on every sack of wool, 20s. on every 300 wool-fells and 40s. on every last of hides taken out of the realm, in all the ports of England, from 10 April last, until they should be satisfied for 35,000 marks, in which the king is bound to them, and the king wishes them to have the custody of the said part of the coket seal, and that no wool, hides or fells shall pass out of the realm unless sealed with both parts, upon pain of the forfeiture thereof, and on 25 May last the king ordered the said collectors to pay 20s. the sack etc. to Tidemannus and the others or to Thomas de Brandon and Thomas Dunsily, their attorneys, from the said 10 April, until they should be satisfied for 4,000l. in part satisfaction of the 35,000 marks.
To the fermors etc. in the port of Boston and to the collectors of customs in that port. Like order, 'mutatis mutandis,' to pay 20s. the sack etc. to Tidemannus and the others, or to Robert de Caldewell and John de Beek, their attorneys.
June 19.
Westminster.
To the keepers of 40 acres of meadow and 80 acres of pasture at Hulle in co. Dorset, in the king's hand by reason of the death of John Wake, tenant in chief, and by reason of the minority of John son of Hugh Tyrel, kinsman and heir of John Wake. Order to pay to William Bruyn what is in arrear to him of a yearly rent of 5s. 10d. and 140 geese, and to be answerable to him therefor so long as they have that custody, as he has besought the king to order that rent to be paid to him, as by the inquisition taken after the death of John Wake by Thomas Cary, escheator in that county, it is found that the said meadow and pasture are held of William by the service of an eighth part of a knight's fee, and of rendering the said rent yearly to his manor of Randolfeston at St. Peter ad Vincula.
June 16.
Westminster.
To Master Reymund Peregrini, nuncio of the apostolic see in England, or to Master Hugh Peregrini, supplying his place in his absence. Order not to presume to do anything to the prejudice of the king or his crown, superseding the levying of any tax as first fruits from Henry de Ingelby, the king's clerk, or from the church of Halghton, diocese of Durham, as by process held before the justices of the Bench the king recovered his presentation to the said church, void by the death of John Giffard, the last rector, against Thomas bishop of Durham, and he presented Henry to that church, who was admitted and canonically instituted therein, and now the king has learned that the said nuncio, pretending that the church was specially reserved to the pope's disposition, and that the pope conferred it on Ralph de Kelleby, has exacted the tax of first fruits for the pope, under colour of the said reservation and collation, as if that collation had been arranged when it was not and cannot be by reason of the said recovery.
Membrane 8.
June 18.
Selborne.
To Peter de Grymesby, escheator in the liberty of Holderness. Order to take the fealty of Agnes late the wife of Walter de Mapelton, of Hornseburton, in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and not to intermeddle further with the lands which were taken into the king's hand by reason of Walter's death, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Walter at his death held 11 tofts and 10 bovates of land in Hornseburton jointly with Agnes, for themselves and the heirs of their bodies of the gift and enfeoffment of Stephen Hautayn, and that they are held in chief as of the honour of Albemarle, in the king's hand, by the service of a thirty-sixth part of a knight's fee and of making suit at the wapentake of Holdernesse every three weeks, and that Walter also held other lands jointly with Agnes, in Mapelton, of Richard de Sancto Quintino, by certain services.
June 19.
Selborne.
To Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln. Order to cause William de Roos, son and heir of William de Roos of Hamelak, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands of which his father was seised at his death in his demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has given him respite for his homage for the lands which his father held in chief, until Michaelmas next, and has rendered those lands to him. By p.s.
The like to the following, 'mutatis mutandis,' to wit:—
Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York.
John Waleys, escheator in co. Nottingham.
John de Wyndesore, escheator in co. Leicester.
June 19.
Selborne.
To Ralph de Nevill. Order not to intermeddle further with the lands which are of the inheritance of William son and heir of William de Roos of Hamelak, tenant in chief, as the king has given him respite for his homage for all the lands which his father held in chief, and has rendered them to him, and William has proved his age before Saier de Rocheford, escheator in co. Lincoln.
To Bartholomew de Burgherssh 'le piere.' Order not to intermeddle further with that yearly ferm of 100l. of the city of Lincoln, which he holds by the king's grant of the inheritance of William son of William de Roos of Hamelak.
June 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to supersede the demand which the sheriff of Wilts makes on the lands which belonged to John Pouger and Margaret his wife, in the custody of the treasurer and barons by the death of John and Margaret and the minority of their heir, for 20s., by which they made fine with the king for licence to agree with William Chaumbry and Lettice his wife, and for certain other debts in which John was bound to the king at his death, during the said minority.
By C.
June 21.
Westminster.
To John de Colby, escheator in co. Norfolk. Order to deliver a third part of the manor of Runham to the nearest friend of the heir of Thomas de Essex, to whom it cannot descend by hereditary right, to be kept for the heir's use, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death held the said third part in his demesne as of fee in chief in free socage, by the service of a third part of two measures of wine and a third part of 200 of 'Permeyns,' to be paid yearly at the exchequer, or 6s. 8d., and that Robert, Thomas's son, is his next heir and aged six years.
June 23.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge John de Charnels, the king's clerk, of 50l., as the king granted to him the custody of all the lands in co. Leicester which belonged to Robert Burdet, tenant in chief, in the king's hand by reason of Robert's death and the minority of his heir, to hold until the heir should come of age, for rendering 25 marks yearly, to wit, 20 marks to the keeper of the wardrobe, and the remaining 5 marks at the exchequer, and John has satisfied the king at the receipt of the exchequer for 50l. for the said 5 marks for fifteen years, as William bishop of Winchester, the treasurer, has testified before the king in chancery. By K. and C.
June 20.
Westminster.
To John de Colby, escheator in cos. Norfolk and Suffolk. Order to make a legal partition of the tenements taken into the king's hand by reason of the death of Eva late the wife of Robert de Tateshale, knight, in the presence of the heirs and parceners, if they choose to attend, and to deliver the purparties touching them to Adam de Clyfton, John de Orreby and Robert son of William de Bernak, sending those partitions to be enrolled in chancery, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Eva at her death held no lands in her demesne as of fee in those counties, but that she held for life as dower after her husband's death, the manors of Toppecroft and Denton with the hundred of Shroppeham in co. Norfolk and the manor of Cratefeld in co. Suffolk, of the inheritance of the said Adam and John, kinsmen and heirs of Robert and of Robert son of William to whom John son of William de Bernak, Robert's kinsman and third heir, granted his purparty of the said manors and hundred, to hold for himself and the heirs male of his body after Eva's death, by a fine levied in the king's court; and that the manors of Toppecroft and Denton and the hundred are held in chief by the service of a moiety of a knight's fee, and the manor of Cratefeld is held of John son of Walter, by the service of a pair of spurs, and Adam, John and Robert son of William are of full age, and the king lately took the homage of Adam and John for their purparties, and now he has given Robert son of William respite for his homage until Michaelmas next and has pardoned him his trespass in acquiring the third part of the manor and hundred of John son of William Bernak, without licence.
July 13.
Westminster.
To the chancellor of Oxford university and to the mayor and bailiffs of that town for the present or the future. Order to pay to Richard Lenglis, the king's yeoman, what is in arrear to him of 100s. yearly, and to pay him that sum yearly henceforth, in accordance with the king's grant to him on 25 November last, in recompence for 10l. granted to him at the exchequer, of 100s. by the hands of the sheriff of Oxford in Oxford castle, and 100s. of the assize of bread and ale in that town, to be received yearly for life.
Et erat patens.
July 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lancaster. Order to cause the prior of Burscogh to have seisin of an acre of land in Ormeskirke, which John de Teulonde held, who was hanged for felony, and of a messuage and a toft there, which Henry le Barker held, who was outlawed for felony, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that the said messuage, toft and land have been in the king's hand for a year and a day, that John and Henry held them of the prior as of the right of his church of Burscogh, and that Henry earl of Lancaster, the king's uncle, had the year, day and waste thereof and ought to answer therefor to the king.
Membrane 7.
June 12.
Selborne.
To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order to take the fealty of Richard son of Thomas Ward of Middelton, in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed with these presents, and to deliver to him a messuage and 4 bovates of land in Middelton, together with the issues thereof, and not to intermeddle further with two other bovates of land there, restoring the issues thereof to him, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death held for life a messuage and 6 bovates of land in Middelton, of the gift of William son of John de Sutton, clerk, with remainder to John his son, and the heirs of his body, or, in default, to Robert his son, and to the heirs of his body, or, in default, to Richard and the heirs of his body, and that John and Robert died without heirs of their bodies, and that the messuage and 4 of the bovates are held of the heir of William de Roos of Hamelak, a minor in the king's wardship, by the service of a sixteenth part of a knight's fee, and the remaining 2 bovates are held of the provost of Beverley by certain services.
To Thomas de Rokeby, late escheator in co. York. Like order to restore the issues of the said tenements to Richard.
June 20.
Westminster.
To Gerard Salvayn, escheator in co. York. Order to deliver a third part of 13 tofts and 15 bovates of land in Bisshopesthorp in that county to the nearest friend of the heir of Robert Bustard to whom it cannot descend by hereditary right, to be kept for the heir's use, and not to intermeddle further with the lands which Robert held of others than the king, restoring the issues thereof, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Robert at his death held the said third part in his demesne as of fee in chief by fealty and by the service of rendering 17s. 62/3d. yearly at the exchequer by the hands of the sheriff of York, and that he held other lands in his demesne as of fee in that bailwick of others than the king by divers services, and that Richard son of Richard de Friston son of Joan, Robert's sister, is his next heir and aged 6½ years.
July 4.
Westminster.
To the proctor in England of the abbot of Fécamp. Order to pay to Thomas de Bradeston what is in arrear to him of 84 marks yearly and of 40l. 19s. 5d. yearly and to pay him those sums yearly henceforth, as on 20 November in the 22nd year of the reign, because the king committed to the proctor the manors of Chiltenham and Sloughtre with the other of the abbot's lands in England under a certain form, the king granted to Thomas 84 marks to be received yearly by the proctor's hands of the ferm which he is bound to render yearly for those manors and the other lands, so long as he should have that custody; and afterwards on 8 March following the king granted to Thomas 40l. 19s. 5d. beyond the 84 marks, which were in arrear to him of 500 marks yearly previously granted to him to maintain his estate as a banneret, to be received of the said ferm, in full satisfaction of the 500 marks, so long as the proctor should have that custody.
Et erat patens.
July 3.
Westminster.
To Richard de Goldesburgh, John de Calverleye, John de Wodhall, William de Rilleston, William de Plimpton and Brian de Thornhull. Order to be attendant upon the collecting and levying of the triennial tenth and fifteenth last granted for the second year in the West Riding, co. York, without awaiting the presence of John Deyvill, whom the king lately appointed with them for this, as for certain causes shown before the council the king wishes John to be discharged thereof. The king has ordered John not to intermeddle further therewith. By K.
Mandate in pursuance to John. By K.
July 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Westmorland. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of William de Thornburgh, deceased.
To the same. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of John de Berwys, who is insufficiently qualified.
July 3.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to take the oath of Master Paul de Monte Florum, who is detained in the Flete prison for various causes, that he will not eloign himself from the city of London without the king's special licence and will return to prison at the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, and to release him from prison by that security and supersede all exactions made upon him for any sums of money due by him to the king in the mean time, and to discharge him if he lost any issues because he did not come before them at the exchequer on the morrow of Midsummer last, which day he had by the king's order by virtue of his oath, which issues together with his contempt in the matter the king has pardoned him.
June 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer and to the chamberlains. Order to account with John Mayn, the king's serjeant at arms, for his customary wages and to give him payment or an assignment for what is found to be due to him by that account. By C.
June 20.
Selborne.
To Thomas Cary, escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order not to intermeddle further with the abbey of Shaftesbury, void by the death of Joan Duket, the late abbess, after taking a simple seisin within the gates of the abbey in the name of the king's royal lordship, restoring the issues thereof to the prioress and convent, saving to the king the custody of any lands acquired by the said abbess after the 7 June in the 20th year of the reign, as on that day, for a certain sum of money which Joan paid down in his chamber, the king granted that at the first voidance of the abbey the prioress and convent should have the custody of all its lands and possessions during the voidance without rendering anything to the king therefor, so that no escheator or other minister should intermeddle therewith except to take a simple seisin at the beginning of the voidance in the form aforesaid, saving to the king the knights' fees, advowsons, escheats, wards and marriages of the free tenants of the abbey when they fall in.
To Robert Russell, escheator in co. Wilts. The like order not to intermeddle.
The like to Thomas Hoo, escheator in co. Sussex.
Membrane 6.
June 8.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and chamberlains. Order to cause the wax about the body of Edward I, buried in the monastery of Westminster, to be renewed, as has hitherto been customary. [Fœdera.]
June 8.
Westminster.
To John de Wesenham, the king's butler, or to him who supplies his place in the port of London. Order to deliver to the abbot and monks of St. Peter's church, Westminster, a tun of wine of the prise of London for the morrow of St. Botolph next, in accordance with the grant of Henry III to them by charter, of a tun of such wine to be received yearly for the celebration of masses in their church.