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Close Rolls, Edward III: July 1352

Pages 432-438

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

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July 1352

July 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Warwick. Order to cause a coroner for that county to be elected in place of Adam de Asshesho, who is insufficiently qualified.
June 19.
Westminster.
To Leo de Perton, escheator in the county of Worcester. Order to cause Hugh son and heir of Alice de Baggesore, tenant in chief, to have seisin of all the lands of which his mother was seised at her death in her demesne as of fee, as he has proved his age before John de Swynnerton, escheator in Salop, and the king has taken his homage and fealty for the lands which his mother held in chief. By p.s.
July 12.
Westminster.
To John Waleys, escheator in the county of Nottingham. Order to deliver a third part of the manor of Tuxford and the advowson of a third part of the church there to John son of Thomas de Lungvillers, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas at his death held no lands in his demesne as of fee or in service in chief in that bailiwick, but that he held the said third part and advowson, which are held in chief, for life, with remainder to John and the heirs of his body, by the king's licence, and the king has taken John's homage and fealty for the third part and the advowson.
July 10.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Aston, keeper of certain lands which belonged to William de Hastyngs and are in the king's hand. Order to amove the king's hand from the manor of Wenryred in the march of Wales and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring to John Hakelut and to Agnes his wife, late the wife of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, tenant in chief, the issues thereof and their goods and chattels therein, as the king assigned to Agnes the said manor, which William held for life of the earl's grant, to hold in dower, and now John and Agnes have informed the king that at the time when the escheator in the county of Hereford seized that manor into the king's hand by pretext of an inquisition by which it was found that the earl enfeoffed William thereof for life and that Agnes had entered it after his death without the king's licence, and besought that his hand should be amoved therefrom, and it is not right that John and Agnes should be amoved from their free tenement without answer.
July 10.
Westminster
To the same. Order to amove the king's hand from the manors of Penros, Henthles and Wernerith and from certain tenements in Ebwithvaur and Ebwithvaghan and their appurtenances, and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring to John Hakelut and Agnes his wife, late the wife of Laurence de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, tenant in chief, the issues thereof and all their goods and chattels taken into the king's hand, as the king assigned to Agnes the said manor of Penros, extended at 7l. 16s. 11d. yearly and the said tenements extended at 113s. 4d. yearly to hold in dower of the lands which belonged to the earl, and he also assigned to her the manors of Henthles and Wernerith, which belonged to the earl, in recompence for two parts of 10l. yearly which the prior and monks of Bergeveny received yearly of pleas and perquisites of court pertaining to the castle and lordship of Bergeveny, which were previously assigned to her in dower, and of which mention was not made in the extent of the said castle and lordship, and now John and Agnes have informed the king that Thomas has seized the said manors and tenements into the king's hand as escheats and all their goods and chattels therein by pretext of an inquisition of office taken by him when he was escheator in the county of Hereford, by which it was found that William de Hastynges was seised of the said manors and tenements and of certain other manors and lands contained in the inquisitions taken upon the earl's lands after his death, and that William was a bastard, and they beseeching the king to order his hand to be amoved from the said manors, lands, goods and chattels, and the affair being examined before the king and his council, it seemed to them that John and Agnes ought not to be amoved from the said manors and lands, which they hold as their free tenement, without answer, in accordance with the law and custom of England. By C.
July 18.
Westminster.
To Richard de Thoresby, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order to pay to J. bishop of Worcester, the chancellor, 6l. which he has paid for robes and sendal (cindall) for the livery of the clerks of chancery, for the present summer, beyond the customary fee, on account of the dearness of cloth and sendal. By K. and C.
July 5.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to discharge the master and brethren of the hospital of Newerk (novi operis) St. Mary, Strode, of the portion due from them of the tenth and fifteenth last granted, if it does not exceed ½ mark, directing the taxers and collectors of that tenth and fifteenth in Kent to supersede the demand for that portion which they make upon them, as the master and brethren have shown the king that although the hospital was founded for all the sick poor resorting thither until they should be healed, and also maintains divers chantries and other alms, it is so slenderly endowed that its goods hardly suffice for the maintenance of the master and brethren, the said alms and other charges, and if the hospital be charged with the aids granted by the community of the realm, the master and brethren must needs diminish the said alms, yet the taxers and collectors distrain them to pay their portion; whereupon they have besought the king to provide a remedy.
Membrane 17.
June 28.
Westminster.
To William Basset, Thomas de Fencotes, Thomas de Seton and Roger de Blaykeston, justices of assize in the county of York. John de Malghum has besought the king to provide a remedy, as he lately arramed an assize of novel disseisin before the said William, Roger and Thomas de Fencotes, then justices of assize in that county, against William de Coucy and William de Wasshyngton and others contained in the original writ, concerning tenements in Thorneton in Lonesdale, complaining that he had been disseised of 16 messuages, a mill, 8 bovates and 60 acres of land, 80 acres of meadow and 12d. rent with appurtenances, which assize was discontinued by the death of William de Coucy; and John afterwards arramed another assize against John de Coupeland and the said William de Wasshyngton concerning those tenements, which remains to be taken before the said justices; and John de Coupeland as tenant of those tenements, pleading in that assize, alleged that the tenements were the manor of Coghull, and the king had granted that manor to him by charter, together with certain other lands which belonged to William de Coucy, and asserting that he ought not to answer John de Malghum thereupon without the king, upon which pretext the justices have hitherto delayed to take the said assize; the king therefore orders the justices, if such process has been taken and that John de Malghum arramed the first assize as aforesaid, then to proceed to take the assize now pending before them concerning the said tenements, notwithstanding the said allegation, so that they do not proceed to judgment without consulting the king. By p.s.
July 10.
Westminster.
To Hugh de Louthre, escheator in Cumberland. Order to take the fealty of Thomas de Hale in accordance with the form of a schedule enclosed, and not to intermeddle further with the tenements taken into the king's hand by the death of Margery, late Thomas's wife, restoring the issues thereof to him, as the king has learned by inquisition taken by the escheator that Margery at her death held in her demesne as of fee in that bailiwick certain lands in Glassanby and Langholme, in chief, and certain other lands in Caldebek of another than the king, and that those lands ought to pertain to Thomas by reason of his issue by her.
June 22.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Buckingham. Order to take the manor of Kyngeseye of Robert de Marny, knight, into the king's hand without delay and deliver it to Robert or to his attorney, as the king lately granted that manor to William de Salop[ia] to hold together with the stock therein until the king should provide him with an ecclesiastical benefice, but on 25 May last the king restored to Robert all his manors and lands. By K.
Mandate to William not to intermeddle further with that manor and to send the letters patent to him for that manor to chancery on or before St. Margaret next, to be cancelled.
May 16.
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 12d. a day for his wages as serjeant at arms and to give him payment or other satisfaction for what is found to be due to him. By C.
July 12.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Foxle, constable of Wyndesore castle or to him who supplies his place there. Order to deliver to the abbot of Westminster eight bucks on the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula next, as Henry III granted to the abbot eight bucks to be taken yearly in Wyndesore forest at the king's cost, to be carried by the constable to Westminster on the said eve so that those who carry the venison shall make two companies (facient duas meneyas) before the high altar of St. Peter, Westminster.
July 24.
Westminster.
To Ralph de Nevyll. Order to deliver to William Douglas, late the king's prisoner, the castle and manor of Hermitage in Scotland, in accordance with the king's agreement with him upon his release and his stay with the king to restore to him the land called Lermytage with certain other lands and places there. By K.
[Fœdera.] Et erat patens.
July 16.
Westminster.
To Richard de Denton. Order to attorn himself to Ralph de Nevill for a yearly rent of 51l. 7s. 0½d. issuing from cornage in Cumberland, which Richard holds and receives of the king's grant, for life, as the king has granted the remainder of that rent to Ralph in exchange for the manor of Evre which he has given to the king, in part recompence for that manor.
To Henry de Percy. Order to pay to Ralph de Nevill the 40l. yearly which Henry is bound to render at the exchequer yearly for the town of Corbrigg, as the king has granted that rent to Ralph in exchange for the manor of Evre etc. as above.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order to deliver to Ralph de Nevill 170l. yearly and to deliver to him or to his attorney one part of the coket seal in that port, as the king has granted that Ralph shall receive 170l. yearly of the customs in that port, to wit, 90l. 16s. 8d. until that sum, which John Darcy receives of the ferm of the town of Newcastle upon Tyne for the life of Mary de Sancto Paulo, countess of Pembroke, and 51l. 7s. 0½d. until that sum of yearly rent of cornage in Cumberland which Richard de Denton receives for life of the king's grant, come into Ralph's hand by the king's grant after the death of the said countess and Richard, and the remaining 27l. 16s. 3½d. until the king provides him with that sum yearly of land and rent, in full recompence for the castle and manor of Hermytage in Scotland and of the manor of Evre near Woxbrugg, which Ralph granted to the king in exchange, and that one part of the coket seal in that port shall remain in Ralph's hands so long as he receives the 170l. yearly of those customs.
Membrane 16.
May 1.
Westminster
To the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the county of Northampton. Order to pay to John de Verdon, one of the justices appointed to enquire concerning labourers, serjeants and artizans in that county, 6s. 8d. a day for his wages for the time when he held his sessions upon the premises and henceforth for the time when he shall hold such sessions, of the issues of the extracts of fines, amercements and issues of such labourers, etc.
The following justices have like writ to the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the following counties, to wit:
John de Lyouns for ½ mark a day in the county of Northampton.
Henry Grene for ½ mark a day
Thomas de Tochewyk for ½ mark a day for himself and his clerk in the county of Buckingham.
Philip de Boketot for 5s. a day
Ralph de Grey for ½ mark a day in Berks.
John Loveday for 5s. a day
Thomas de Berkele of Coberle for ½ mark a day in the county of Worcester.
William de Chiltenham for ½ mark a day
Hugh de Menyll for ½ mark a day in the county of Derby.
William de Wakebrigge for 5s. a day
Henry de la Pole for 5s. a day
John de Bello Campo of Somerset for ½ mark a day in Somerset.
James Husee for ½ mark a day
William de Wakebrigge for 5s. a day in the county of Nottingham.
Hugh Martel of Chilwell for 5s. a day
John de Bray for 5s. a day in the county of Middlesex.
Thomas de Frowyk for 40d. a day
John Lovel for 40d. a day
Roger la Zouch for ½ mark a day in the county of Leicester.
John Folevill for ½ mark a day
Edmund de Malyns for ½ mark a day in the county of Oxford.
Thomas de Langele for his reasonable wages
John de Alveton for ½ mark a day
John Morice for ½ mark a day in the county of Bedford.
John Mareschal for 5s. a day
John Everard for 5s. a day in Wilts.
John de Roches for their reasonable wages
Gilbert de Berewyk
William de Mirfeld for 5s. a day in the West Riding of the county of York.
William de Fyncheden for 5s. a day
John Moubray for 5s. a day in the North Riding of the county of York.
Thomas de Seton for 5s. a day
Peter de Rychemund for 6s. a day
Thomas Ughtred for ½ mark a day in the East Riding of the county of York.
John de Bentele for 5s. a day
June 20.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the tenth and fifteenth in the county of Cambridge. Order to pay to William de Lavenham, one of the justices appointed to enquire concerning labourers, serjeants and artizans in that county, his reasonable wages for as many days as he has held his sessions upon the premises, by advice of the lawful men of the county, of the issues of the extracts of fines, redemptions, amercements and issues of such labourers, serjeants and artizans, delivered to the said collectors.
The following have like writs, to wit:—
Gilbert Bernard in the county of Cambridge.
William Warde
John de Berneye in Norfolk.
Robert Clere
William de Wychyngham
Richard Freisell in Suffolk.
Gilbert de Debenham
John de Cavendissh
John de Coggeshale in Essex.
John de Sutton
John de Cavendissh
Geoffrey de la Mare in Rutland.
Roland Daveys
William Wade
Roger de Mere in the parts of Holand.
John Claymond
Philip de Nevill in the parts of Lyndeseye.
William de Stayne
William de Skipwyth
John Bussy of Lavynton in the parts of Kesteven.
Hugh de Croft in the county of Huntingdon.
Nicholas de Styvecle
John de Styvecle
William de Notton in Surrey.
Henry de Bekewell
Richard de Turbervill in Dorset.
Richard de Birton
John de Botheby, clerk, in the liberty of Holdernesse.
Membrane 15.
July 8.
Westminster.
To Peter de Nuttele, escheator in the county of York. Order to amove the king's hand from a messuage, a toft and 17 acres of land which belonged to Joan late the wife of William Fossard in Baynton, and not to intermeddle further therewith, restoring the issues thereof to her, as the king ordered William de Plumpton, then escheator in that county to certify why he had taken the premises into the king's hand, and he returned that he had so taken them because he found by inquisition of office that Peter de Malo Lacu le Quynt, who held the manor of Baynton in chief, alienated to Joan a messuage, a toft and 17 acres thereof in the town of Baynton, to hold for life, without the king's licence, and afterwards at Joan's suit showing the king that the messuage, toft and land were an entity by themselves and had never been parcel of the said manor, that Peter never had any estate therein and that she had never acquired them of him, and that they are held of Peter as of his said manor and not of the king, and beseeching the king to cause his hand to be amoved, the king ordered William de Plumpton to take an inquisition upon the matter, by which it is found that the messuage, toft and land are an entity and have never been parcel of the said manor, and that Peter never had any estate therein, and Joan never acquired them of him, and they have been held of Peter and his ancestors from time out of mind as of the said manor by fealty only for all service, and not of the king, and they are worth 6s. 8d. yearly, and by another inquisition taken by the present escheator it is found that Joan holds the said tenements for life of William's grant made before their marriage, with remainder to William's right heirs.