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Close Rolls, Edward IV: March 1464

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Edward IV: Volume 1, 1461-1468. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1949.

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March 1464

March 16.
Westminster.
Walter Gorfyn esquire, to Roger Husewyf clerk and William Jacob. Recognisance for 20 marks payable on Michaelmas day next, to be levied etc. in the county of Southampton.
Condition for payment of 5 marks at that day, and so year by year until 20 marks be fully paid.
The said Walter, to the said Roger and William. (Like) recognisance payable on Michaelmas day, 1468.
Condition for payment of 5 marks at that day, and so year by year until 20 marks be fully paid.
John Mervyn of Heytresbury co. Wiltshire, to George bishop of Exeter, Richard earl of Warwick and Salisbury, Master John Walter, Master Thomas Estyngton clerks, William Staveley, Walter Mervyn son of the said John and Thomas Asshlope, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in Heytresbury and elsewhere in England. Dated 2 October, 2 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 March.
Peter Havas of the city of London merchant, to Richard Lowe 'gentilman' and Amenewe Birtet citizen and draper of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in London and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of 2d. Dated 19 March, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 March.
Thomas Slyfeld, John Elmebrygge, Richard Fourde, William Saundre, John Rychebele, Thomas Popelot and John Provys the younger, to John Parys 'peutrer,' John Hunt 'taillour,' John Streme 'taillour' and Thomas Goodlok, their heirs and assigns. Charter of all the lands, rents and services in the towns and parishes of Asshstede, Ebbesham and Ewelle co. Surrey which the grantors had by feoffment of Thomas Cheteman the elder. Witnesses: Thomas Codyngton of Codyngton, William Codyngton, Thomas Cheteman, William Burton, John Grofham, Thomas Yeus, John Wylkus. Dated Ebbesham, 4 February, 1463, 3 Edward IV.
Thomas Slyfelde, John Elmebrygge, Richard Fourde, William Saundre, John Rychebele, Thomas Popelot and John Provys the younger, to Thomas 'a Dene.' Letter of attorney, appointing him to give John Parys, John Hunt, John Streme (all as above) and Thomas Goodlok seisin of all the lands etc. in Asshstede, Ebbesham and Ewelle which Thomas Slyfelde and the others had by feoffment of Thomas Cheteman the elder. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and writing, 28 March this year.
Membrane 28d.
Robert Welles citizen and tailor of London, to Thomas Batter citizen and draper of London, his executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due. Dated 1 December, 2 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 March this year.
Guy Kydman of Asshewell, co. Hertford 'miller,' to John Stourgeon and William Bestney, their heirs and assigns. Gift of all his goods and debts, and the profits thereof. Witnesses: Richard Gylmyn esquire, Robert Croke, Richard Grene, Richard Lokwode, John Broke notary public. Dated London, 22 July, 1 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 March this year.
March 26.
Westminster.
John Smyth of Caundysshe co. Suffolk the elder esquire and John Smyth late of Caundysshe 'gentilman,' to the king. Recognisance for 2,000l., to be levied etc. in Suffolk.
Condition, that John Smyth the younger shall appear in person in chancery three weeks after Michaelmas next to answer touching what shall be laid against him on behalf of the king.
Note, that he did so appear.
Richard William clerk, rector of Chevenyng co. Kent, to William Arnold and Nicholas Hanwode, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods, debts and chattels within the realm or elsewhere. Dated 23 March, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 April.
William Goolde of Stapulgate in Canterbury 'yoman,' to Thomas Warde clerk, John Rugge esquire, John Payne and Thomas Levet 'gentilmen,' their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of all his lands, rents, farms and services within the liberty of the city of Canterbury and elsewhere in Kent, and to them, their executors and assigns of all his goods and chattels and all debts to him due. Witnesses: John Wynter, John Chamberleyne, William Sellowe, John Wykham, John Sharpe. Dated Canterbury, 24 December, 3 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 April this year.
March 26.
Westminster.
Thomas Persons late of Ely 'gentilman,' to the king. Recognisance for 1,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Cambridgeshire.
Condition, that before Easter day, 1465, he shall appear in person before the king upon reasonable warning, and shall abide and obey the king's judgment touching all actions, suits, pleas, debates, controversies and offences between William bishop of Ely and himself, provided that his judgment shall be rendered and delivered to the parties before that feast.
Stephen Fabyan of the parish of St. Michael in 'Crokedlane' London 'draper' and Thomas Tremayle of London 'gentilman,' to the king. Recognisance for 500l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Like condition, mutatis mutandis, in regard to Thomas Persons.
Robert Parker citizen and draper of London, to Reynold Longdon girdler and John Dey renter (reddituario) citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels, property, merchandise and wares; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of one low silver cup. Dated 27 March, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 March.
Robert Powle of Norwich 'mercer,' to Edmund Yns esquire, William Wayte and James Gresham gentlemen, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in the city of Norwich and elsewhere within the realm. Dated 9 May, 3 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 April this year.
March 27.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Essex. Order, as he would avoid the king's wrath and save himself harmless, to cease all delay and excuse and, upon receipt of these presents, straightway to cause proclamation to be made (English text follows), that forasmuch as the king hath determined at the beginning of summer to reduce to his obeisaunce his castles in the north kept by his traitors and rebels, and to enter in by war and other policies, hath by the advice of his council established that every his subject having of his graunt lands, annuity, fee, office or offices terme of life, or office or offices as long as he theryn beareth well, of the yearly value of x marks or above shall to his charges pay the fourth part of the yearly value in money at his city of York, 5 May next, to such persones as he shall depute to receive it, upon pain of forfeiture of land, fee, annuite or office, the king chargeth every of his said subjects to bring or send such fourth part the said day there to be delivered upon the said peril, as the said subject tendereth the expedition of his intent, and the weal of his land; and order at the said day and city to certify how he has executed this command. (English.)
Membrane 27d.
Memorandum that 19 February, 2 Edward IV, at Winchester, John Canon, Robert Wodeman, Robert Julian, John Smyth, William Bocher and Robert Marshall, tenants to William bishop of Winchester of his manor of Alwarstoke, in the name of all the tenants made a supplication to him, there being present Nicholas Aysshton and Water Moyle justice of assise in the county of Southampton, John Lysle knight, John Paulet, Thomas Yonge, Michell Skillyng, Thomas Uvedale, Thomas Welles, William Uvedale, Reginald Uvedale and Richard Wallopp with other gentlemen of the county, praying that forasmuch as they had matters in writing of discharge of certain rents, services and duties asked by him of the tenants, the same by advice of their council might be opened and shewed before the said justices, desiring furthermore that if it might be understood to the justices that the matters were sufficient for their discharge, he would discharge them, and if insufficient they offered to pay and do to him and his successors the said rents, services and duties, which declaration of the justices upon their troth they swore to obey; wherupon the bishop agreed that the justices should hear, see and declare as their wisdoms would lead them; and the tenth of May next at the Black Friars in London before the said justices, John Canon, Robert Wodeman, Robert Julian and John Smyth, and also Nicholas Julian and John Storke, in the name of all the tenants, opened and showed by their council, first by mouth and afterwards by writing in form of a bill, wherof the tenor followeth, that whereas Andrew sometime prior of Saint Swithyn of Winchester was seised of the said manor and lordship in right of his church and house and before the coronation of King Richard I he and his convent granted unto all their tenants of Alwarstoke at that time being, by the name contained in the deed, amongst other things that they shall be free of all tallages and rent of salt, chisets of hens and eggs, pannage of their hogs, testaments, the redemption of their children and beasts, wards and suit of hundred without the manor, and granted all their landes, which they there at that tyme held, to them and their heirs etc., yielding yearly iiijd. for every acre of land of the said manor after the measure of a perch containing 16½ foot, except that for every acre the which is within two fluettes they shall pay vjd. yearly except two farthings of land and a half which they shall pay for every acre therof but iiijd., the rent to be paid at iiij termes of the yere, by force of the which each one at that time severally were seised of those lands as of fee, and so they, their heirs etc. at all times since have be seased of the same, and yet been, except that of late, to wit in the beginning of the reign of King Richard II, the tenants by coercion of distress paid to the predecessors of the bishop, having the estate of the said prior and convent, for every acre iijd. over the rent specified in the deed, and so yearly since. The tenants shewed also a copy of the deed specified in the bill, wherof the tenure also followeth, whereby the said prior and convent granted to all their men of Awarstoke (sic), their heirs or assigns, that they and their issue should be free, and quit of tallage, salt rent, chiset of hens and eggs, pannage of their hogs, their testaments, ransom of their children and beasts, wards, and suits of the hundred without the manor of Alwarstoke, granting the lands they now hold to them, their heirs and assigns, men of religion excepted, to hold freely by right of inheritance, so that the grantors or their church lose no right by reason of any gift, sale or assignment; and for this grant and charter the said men granted to render to the grantors and their successors and to the church of Winchester 4d. a year for every acre of land of the whole manor, by the perch of 16½ feet at four terms in the year 1d., namely Allhallows, the Purification, Holy Cross in May and Michaelmas, adding that all they of Stokes, Forton, Brockhurst and Bury shall give 6d. an acre for all the land between two fluettes, namely from that where the almoner's mill of their church stands to that which is under the parson of Alwarstoke's garden, two roods of land and a half within the said bound excepted for which they shall give 4d.; and after the death of ancestors every man in the manor shall give one year's rent as his relief for his land; at the first coming of the grantors or their steward after Michaelmas the said men shall choose and present three men of the manor, one of whom shall be appointed bailiff for the year, and when the year is ended they shall choose and present others, and he shall swear to attach all pleas great and small, and present them at the next coming of the grantors or steward without concealment, and they shall then be determined according to the custom of the realm, so that all profits thereof arising remain to the grantors and their church; all pleas except pleas of the crown must be pleaded and determined in the court of Alwarstoke in presence of the grantors or their steward without writ of the king according to law and the custom of the realm, and everyman shall recover his right as freehold, neither shall recourse be had elsewhere unless the court fail to shew justice, and they must come before the king's justices in eyre, as used to be done: one part of this indenture was sealed by Thomas de Forton, Richard Bisshop, Henry de Preniet, Robert Bisshopp, Robert son of Arnold and John de Poure for all the men of the manor. There was at the same [time] by the tenants showed an exemplification out of Domesday under the great seal, pretending that the maner contained but xvj hides, wherof the tenour followith: inspeximus, tested at Westminster, 26 June, 1 Edward [IV], of a certificate by the treasurer and the chamberlains sent into chancery by command of the king and remaining upon the chancery file, that in Domesday book in Hantescire under lands (erroneously certis) of the monks of Winchester it is contained, among other things; the bishop holds Alwarstock; it was ever in the monastery; in time of King G. (sic) it defended itself for sixteen hides; King E. granted that it should be for ten hides, and so it is now; villeins held and do hold it; there are 48 villeins with fifteen ploughs; the wood is for two hogs, the land for fifteen ploughs, now and ever worth vjl.; of the land of the manor one knight holds half a hide, which paid geld with other hides; Sauuinus held it, but might not go any whither; there is one plough with two bordars, value xxvs. To which matters so opened and shown the bishop, 12 May, answered that where it is submitted that Andrew sometime prior before the coronation of Richard I granted liberties etc. to the tenants of the manor, the deed was made in time of King Henry III and not before that coronation, for the proof of whiche were shewed old muniments of the bishopric in which was the succession of all the bisshops from the conquest, how many years each one indured, wherein it was found that Andrew was made prior by Adomare sometime bishop, 48 Henry III; where it was submitted that he made the grants specified omnibus hominibus nostris de Alwarstoke, the tenants have not had at any time any corporation, capacity or ability to receive and enjoy such grants, wherefore the deed is voyde; and where it is submitted that he was seised of the manor and lordship in right of his house, he and all his predecessors and successors unto William Basyng were priors datife and removeable at the will of the bisshop, having the occupation and profits only at his will, the freehold and fee remaining in the bishop as Domesday affirmeth, which William Basyng was last prior datife, and first made elective and perpetual in time of King Edward I, for proof whereof was showed a composition made 1284, 12 Edward I, between John de Pontissara bishop of Winchester and prior William Basyng, in which the bishop granted to the prior and his successors to be elective and perpetual, there was also swewed (sic) lettres patents of 12 Edward [I] confirming the said composition, for which causes the bishop conceived that the charter shewed by the tenants, should be void; item where it is submitted that the tenants shuld pay yearly iiijd. for every acre of land except withinn two fluettes vjd. except two farthyngs of land and an half, which they have enjoyed unto the beginning of the reign of King Richard II, atte which time by
Membrane 26d.
coercion they paid and yet pay for every acre iiijd. over, the rent of the said manor is, and of time that no mind is hath been liijl. xjs. ijd. ob., and the bishop and all his predecessors, after William Basyng was made elective, have yearly been paid without diminution, increase or abridgement, and he nor any of his predecessors in time of King Richard II, before or after courted the tenants, to pay more, for proof of which continual payment he shewed old books of accounts, expressing that in time of the said Andrew, before and after unto the time of William Basyng all priors having the profits of the manor were answered of liijl. xjs. ijd. ob., and John Pontissara and all his successors have paid the same, as in old books called pipes of accounts was showed, and in time of vacation of the bishoprik the kings having the temporalities have been satisfied of the same, as was showed by records of the exchequer in time of Kings Henry III, Edward I, Edward II and Edward III, and for as much as neither prior Andrew, nor the tenants were able to give, receive or enjoy any things specified in the deed, and the bishop and his predecessors of time that no mind is be seised of the said rent, and the kings in like wise in time of vacations have been answered of the same, the bishop prayed that his right might be accepted and declared; which matters etc. shewed, the justices asked of the tenants and their council if they had any reply, which tenants after communication by themself and their council answered that the evidences were right fair and the proofs right great, which they could not avoid nor gainsay, and they had never knowledge nor information of such evidences, wherupon the justices, understanding the matters shewed for the tenants and the proofs for the bishop, by which it appeared that possession of the rent of so long time continued was of great effect in the lawe, and the said deed or charter was void, and declaring the same void and that the said rent ought to be paid, willed the tenants to pray the bishop to be gracious lord unto them. Signed and sealed by the justices, 16 May 3 [Edward IV]. (English.)
Memorandum of acknowledgment by Nicholas Ayssheton and Walter Moyle, 28 April this year.
Declaration of William Fenys lord Say, that where he heard late that Hugh Pakenham hath said that he hath bought of lord Say the manoir of Otterburne co. Hampshire to him and his heirs, this is not true, for lord Say never made nor was in will to make sale of the aforesaid manor and lordship to the said Hugh; furthermore he hath sold the same unto William now bishop of Winchester to the use of him and his heirs and none other person; Thomas Danvers being of his council in this matter, and he never acknowledged by fine nor other wise any estate thereof unto Hugh Pakenham and other persons, but only unto the feoffes of trust of the bishop and to his use. Signed and sealed, praying this declaration to be enrolled in chancery, and given, London, 8 May, 4 Edward IV. (English.)
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 May.
William Laurence citizen and 'wolman' of London, to John Croke merchant of the staple of Calais and William Ryce citizen and 'taloughchaundeler' of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in London and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due. Dated 5 March, 3 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 June this year.
William Gaye of the town and county of Southampton merchant, to Henry Wyndesore, Simon Wryxworth and John Dounton of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels, and all money and debts to him due. Witnesses: Thomas Digby, John Partrick, William ap Rys. Dated 1 May, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 June.
John Allardson late of Redeclyf in the parish of Stebenhith co. Middlesex 'berebruer,' to John Marke citizen and 'haberdassher' of London, his executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods, property and chattels within the realm and in other parts of the world, and all debts to him due; and he has put John Marke in possession thereof by delivery of 2d. Dated 15 June, 4 Edward IV
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 June.
John Audemer citizen and vintner of London, to William Taylour alderman and grocer and William Boylet tailor, citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods, property, wares and chattels in London and elsewhere throughout the realm, and all debts and money to him due therein. Dated 29 June, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 June.
Membrane 25d.
Richard Wayte of Braughyng co. Hertford, to Richard Grene 'gentilman,' Thomas Kynge 'husbondman' and John Broune 'fuller,' their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels. Dated 10 May, 3 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 May this year.
Thomas Urswike recorder of London, William Porte esquire, Guy Fairfax and William Norton esquire, to John Martyn, son of John Martyn late one of the justices of the Common Bench and of Anne his wife, and to the heirs of his body, with remainder to Robert Martyn his brother and to the heirs of his body, remainder to the right heirs of the said Anne, their heirs and assigns. Grant indented of a yearly rent of 5 marks, to be taken of all the lands in Faveresham and Gravene co. Kent called 'Ewell court,' which the grantors with William Wangforde serjeant at law deceased, had by feoffment of the said Anne, Matthew Philip citizen and alderman of London and William Stevyn by name of all their manors, lands etc., and proviso that this grant shall not amount to a charge upon the persons of the grantors. Dated 20 February, 1 Edward IV.
Thomas Urswyke, William Porte, Guy Fairfax and William Norton (as above) to Richard Martyn, son of (the said) John Martyn and of Anne his wife, and to the heirs of his body, with remainder to Robert Martyn his brother and to the heirs of his body, remainder to John Martyn his youngest brother and to the heirs of his body, remainder to the right heirs of the said Anne, their heirs and assigns. Charter indented tripartite, in fulfilment of the said Anne's last will, of all the lands, rents and services in Faveresham and Gravene co. Kent called 'Ewell court,' which the grantors, with William Wangforde serjeant at law deceased, had among other things by feoffment of the said Anne, Matthew Philip and William Stevyn. Witnesses: William Appultrefelde, John Chirche, Thomas Frogenhall, John Crippis, William Brigges. Dated 24 February, 1 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 14 May this year.
Stephen Tychemerssh citizen and mercer of London, to John Gowldes 'gentilman,' Peter Alfold and Robert Talbot citizens and mercers of London, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods, chattels, property, furniture, raiment, jewels, utensils, wines, merchandise etc. within the realm or elsewhere; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of 4d. Dated London, 4 May, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 June.
Thomas Herwarde citizen and draper of London, to Robert Herwarde of Alburgh co. Norfolk 'gentilman' and Thomas Bledlowe citizen and grocer of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods, property, debts and chattels within the realm and elsewhere. Dated 29 May, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 June.
John Bromhall citizen and grocer of London, to John Markys 'haberdasher,' Richard Seman and Simon Stevenson drapers citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm. Dated London, 1 September, 3 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 June this year.
Membrane 24d.
Thomas Marlar citizen and 'peweterer' of London, to Simon Wyrkysworth 'gentilman' and Thomas Richard 'gentilman,' their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods, property and chattels in London and elsewhere within the realm and in other parts of the world, and all debts to him due; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of 2d. Dated 6 March, 3 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 August this year.
Robert Squyer citizen and 'peautrer' of London, to Robert Heyward and Arnold Fyage tailor citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels, property, merchandise, wares and debts within the realm and elsewhere; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of a brass pot. Dated London, 18 August, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 August.
John Gomand citizen and tailor of London, to Richard Freston clerk, Richard Striklond, Robert Gilmyn and Henry Astell citizens and tailors of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in London and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due. Dated 25 June, 4 Edward IV.
Memorndum of acknowledgment, 31 August.
William Ayleward of Hendeley upon Thames co. Oxford 'smyth,' to Henry Nevile 'iremonger,' Thomas Rigby 'gentilman' and John Wyrall 'gentilman,' all of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in Hendeley and other parts of the realm and over seas; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of six silver spoons. Dated 8 August, 2 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 31 August this year.
Margery Ordo of London widow, to John Payne 'gentilman' and William Robyns citizen and butcher of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all her goods and chattels and all debts to her due. Dated 3 September, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 September.
William Bentlee, cousin and heir of Thomas Bentlee, to John Clay knight, John Catesby serjeant at law, Robert Grene, John Grene, Thomas Wyndesore esquires and John Blofeld, and to the heirs and assigns of Robert Grene. Charter with warranty of the whole tenement called 'Styles,' closes called 'Cattonys and Southehide,' and all lands etc. thereto belonging in the town and parish of Northehalle co. Middlesex; also of the garden or void piece of ground called 'Goldyngtons,' and the whole tenement called 'Snellys' in 'Wodende' there, with hedges, ditches etc., all which descended to the grantor by inheritance after the decease of the said Thomas. Witnesses: John Rowlowe clerk, Robert Norton 'gentilman,' James Annesley, George Haynesworth, John Bray, Richard Shirwyn, Robert Hawkyn. Dated Northehalle, 2 September, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 September.
Thomas Unton citizen and draper of London, to William Cardemaker citizen and grocer of London, Henry Unton and Hugh Unton of London 'gentilmen,' their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels, property, merchandise and wares within the realm and elsewhere; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of one silver piece. Dated London, 14 September, 1464, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 September.
Membrane 23d.
John Ramsey citizen and fishmonger of London, to John White citizen and vintner, Thomas Hoy citizen and 'joynour' and William Scovile citizen and fishmonger, all of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels on either side the sea. Dated 22 June, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 June.
Agnes Trewe, widow of Robert Trewe and previously wife of Richard Hayton citizen and fishmonger of London, being cousin and heir of William Awnewyk otherwise Anewyk late bishop of Lincoln, otherwise called William bishop of Lincoln, namely daughter of John Awnewyk otherwise Anewyk his brother, to Richard Illyngworth and his heirs. Quitclaim of the manor of Breydeshale called the 'Netherhall' co. Derby, and all lands etc. there which the said William with other persons had by feoffment of William Ferers knight and Elizabeth his wife to the use of Ralph Cromwell knight late lord Cromwell. Dated 3 July, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 July.
Alan Goldstone of the parish of Hendon co. Middlesex 'carpenter,' to John Godeyere of Hadley co. Middlesex 'gentilman' and Richard Nicoll of Hendon 'husbondman,' their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in the said parish and elsewhere within the realm. Dated 10 July, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 July.
Thomas Deyncort of Upmynstre co. Essex esquire, to John Bracy, Richard Person, Richard Bernard and Robert Middelton, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods, debts and chattels within the realm or elsewhere. Dated 9 July, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 July.
Richard Kirkeby citizen and grocer of London, to John Longstrother knight preceptor of Balsale, John Payne 'gentilman' and Henry Baker citizen and cordwainer of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm. Dated London, 12 July, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 July.
Roger Chesshire rector of Boston, to George duke of Clarence, Humphrey Hayford goldsmith and William Bray draper, both of London, their heirs and assigns. Charter of all his goods. Dated 29 June, 2 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 July this year.
Thomas Fox citizen and draper of London and Agnes his wife, a merchant sole (sola mercatrix), to John Elys citizen and mercer of London, his executors and assigns. Gift of all their goods and chattels, and all debts and money to them due on either side the sea. Dated 26 July, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 July.
John de Lyghe of Woxbrigge co. Middlesex 'dyer,' to John Haydon citizen and dyer of London and Christopher de Tole chaplain of Woxbrigge, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in Woxbrigge and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due. Dated 27 July, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 August.
Robert Hyll citizen and tailor of London, to William Hampton alderman and citizen and fishmonger of London, Thomas Rous esquire, Thomas Umfrey 'gentilman,' Peter Carvanell 'gentilman' and Richard Smyth baker citizen of London, their heirs, executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm and over seas, and all debts to him due. Dated 28 June, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 August.
William Lewes citizen and 'haberdassher' of London, to John Lewes his father of Launston co. Cornwall 'gentilman,' John Lewes his cousin citizen and tailor of London, William Bolley 'haberdassher,' William Syngylton tailor and Robert Leget writer of court hand citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm. Dated London, 5 June, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 July.
Membrane 22d.
Lawrence bishop of Durham, to Thomas Colt esquire. General release of all actions, trespasses, plaints, suits, causes and demands. Dated 18 April, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 May.
William Lyndesey citizen and grocer of London, to Thomas Broune 'gentilman,' James Cawode 'gentilman' and William Hardyngham citizen and grocer of London, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of all the lands, rents, services, woods with the soil thereof, ways, paths, hedges, ditches, reversions, fee farms, rights etc. in the parishes of Dertford, Sutton, Wilmyngton, Hilles St. Margaret, Horton, Southflete, Bexle, Earde and elsewhere in Kent and within the realm, which he had by demise and feoffment of William Brewster clerk and William Rotheley of Dertford, and all other his lands, rents, reversions and services there and elsewhere within the realm. Witnesses: Roger Shelley, Robert Coton, Thomas Coton, John Freman, Thomas Wiltshire, Thomas Barker, William Bokelande. Dated 2 April, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 May.
William Hardyngham citizen and grocer of London, to William Lyndesey citizen and grocer of London, his heirs and assigns. Charter indented of all the lands, rents, services, woods etc. (as above) in the parishes (above named) and elsewhere in Kent and within the realm which he, with Thomas Broune and James Cawode, had by feoffment of William Lyndesey, the said Thomas Broun and James Cawode, by deed dated 21 April, 4 Edward IV, having made a quitclaim thereof to the now grantor; and condition for defeasance hereof, unless on 27 April instant between the sixth hour before noon and the sixth hour after noon in the church of St. Edmund 'Lumbardstrete' in Langbourne ward, William Lyndesey, his heirs and assigns shall pay 1,000l. Witnesses: Roger Shelley 'gentilman' of Bexle, Thomas Sperman, John Bladirwyke, Thomas Barker, Robert Coton, John Walkelyne, William Walkelyne, Richard Bolonde, John Silvester. Dated 23 April, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by William Lyndesey, 9 May.
Henry Faryngdon 'gentilman' and John Faryngdon grocer, both of London, to Robert Baker of Stokeneylond co. Suffolk 'gentilman' and John Baker citizen and mercer of London, son of John Baker of Stokeneylond 'gentilman' deceased, and executors of his will. General release of all actions, suits, plaints and demands by reason of their executorship or for any other cause. Dated 9 May, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 May.
John Whitokesmede and John Coventre of Devyses co. Wiltshire, to William bishop of Ely, John earl of Worcester, John Manyngham, John Seymour esquires, William Alyngton, Richard Seyntgeorge, William Manyngham, John Manwyche, John Hyll clerk, John Asplon, John Mustell, John Bedford, Thomas Stone, Thomas Norys and William Wilkys, their heirs and assigns. Charter of demise and feoffment, with licence of the king, of the manor of Lydyerd Tregoys otherwise Tyes co. Wiltshire. Witnesses: George Darell, John Wroghton, Henry Longe, John Russell esquires, Richard Warnford. Dated Lydyerd aforesaid, 10 December, 37 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Whittokesmede, 9 May this year.
Ralph Swetcoke citizen and 'bowyer' of London, to Richard Illyngworthe chief baron of the exchequer, John Wardale clerk, Thomas Russell and John Stodeley, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels. Dated 2 May, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 May.
Richard Scarlet citizen and skinner of London, to Hugh Fenne 'gentilman,' John Malter 'girdeler' and John Godewyne 'skynner' citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm; and in name of seisin he has delivered to them a brass pot. Dated 20 May, 3 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 May this year.
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John Colvyle citizen and grocer of London, to Master William Atclyffe doctor of medicine, being the king's physician, William Edward citizen and grocer of London and Richard Forthe 'gentilman,' their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in London, Kent and elsewhere in England; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of six silver spoons. Dated 20 February, 3 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 April this year.
Thomas Smyth of London 'peutrer,' to Henry Spylman 'gentilman' and William Eyre citizen and 'peutrer,' both of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in London and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of six silver spoons. Dated 16 April, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 April.