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Close Rolls, Edward IV: 1464-1465

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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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1464-1465

1464.
John Stokton citizen and merchant and alderman of London, to William bishop of Winchester, John Godyn, Thomas Tymeot (Tymyot), Stephen Tychemersh, Henry Pachet, Robert Snell and Robert Willyngham, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manors of Penbrokes, Bruses, Daubeneys and Mokkynges in Totenham co. Middlesex with liberties, free customs etc. in Totenham and Edelmeton, and all other the lands, rents, reversions and services in Totenham, Edelmeton and Enefeld late of Thomas Staunton citizen and mercer of London, and the remainder thereof; reciting a demise thereof made by Thomas Staunton to Joan Gedeney widow for her life, with remainder to Richard Turnaunt and Joan his wife, daughter of John Stokton, and the heirs of the body of Richard Turnaunt, remainder to the said bishop, John Stokton, John Godyn and the others, their heirs and assigns, to fulfil the will of Richard Turnaunt and his heirs. Dated 24 March, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 April.
John Malter citizen and girdler of London, to William Huddesfelde 'gentilman,' John Croke of London 'gentilman,' Robert Byfeld citizen and girdler and John Deye citizen and cutler, both of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels within the realm or elsewhere on either side the sea. Dated 20 March, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 April.
John Rudham of London 'gentilman,' to Thomas Stratton esquire, John Rokette otherwise Parker 'joynour' and Roger Beere 'upholder' citizens of London, their heirs, executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels and his debts in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm. Dated London, 20 April, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 April.
Henry Elstowe of Warwick co. Warwick 'wever,' to Philip Elstowe his son, his executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in debts and other property. Dated 10 May, 36 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 May this year.
Lawrence bishop of Durham, to John Fogge, John Scot knights and Thomas Colt esquire. Release of all actions, suits, plaints, claims and demands by reason of debt, account, covenant, trespass, offence, purchase, sale, receipt, delivery etc. to this date. Dated 17 April, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 May.
Membrane 20d.
Thomas Danell the elder, to Guy Fairfax and Henry Danell, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of twenty messuages, 120 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, 20 acres of wood and 20s. of rent in York, Bilton, Tokwyth, Middelthorpe and Marceton in the county of the city of York, wherein by fine levied in the king's court Brian Danell and Elizabeth his wife acknowledged the right of the said Thomas, and made a quitclaim thereof to him, the said Henry and Guy and to the heirs of the said Thomas. Dated 20 May, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at York, 25 May.
Declaration of Robert Clyfton late of Denver co. Norfolk squyer, that the 28 Maii last, afore the mayor, sheriffs and aldermen of York in the council chamber of the city he acknowledged by oath that he let to Sir William Wilughby knight the hundred of Freithbrige otherwyse Freth co. Norfolk with the appurtenances from Christmas, 2 Edward IV, to the end of the year next ensuing, yielding yearly 20 marks, and was paid in part 4li., and anon after bargained and sold the said hundred and the reversion of the manor of Denver to Sir William, and therof made estate and livery of seisin: that Thomas Oxenbrige of Bekley co. Sussex esquire and Sir John Smyth person of Odymer did make and forge by the advice and counsell of one Thomas Averay scrivener dwelling in Southwark a deed of gift of the said hundred to the lord Cromewell, Sir Thomas Ichingham knight and other of an elder date, and Sir John Smyth at that time having to keep the seal of the said Robert made there with the forged deed to be sealed, that Thomas Oxynbrige and Sir John Smyth by duresse of prison made the said Robert to seal an obligation of 500li., indorsed upon condition that he should never deal with Sir William contrary to the covauntez (sic) made betwixt the two; also that he never made lease, gift, graunt or confirmation of the hundred etc. to any other person then to Sir William. Dated York, 1 Junii, 4 Edward IV. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at York, 4 June.
June 4.
York.
Christopher Bothe of York 'mercer,' to William Rumbe and John Rumbe. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in the city of York.
Condition, that he shall abide and perform the award of John Gysburgh clerk and John Shirwode 'gentilman' touching all actions, suits, plaints, trespasses, debts, debates, demands etc. between the parties, so that the same be made before the feast of St. Peter's Chains next.
William Rumbe and John Rumbe, to Christopher Bothe. Like recognisance.
Like condition, mutatis mutandis.
Oct. 3.
Reading.
Thomas Hoo esquire, to Geoffrey Sprynge. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied etc. in Sussex.
Condition, that he shall pay 60l. on the feast of St. Martin in winter next, and 40l. at Whitsuntide following.
Margaret Dogowe of London, widow of John Dogowe citizen and 'peautrer' of London, to Thomas Godelok citizen and 'peaturer' of London, his executors and assigns. Gift of all her goods, property, debts and chattels within the realm and elsewhere. Dated 8 October, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 23 October.
William Reynold late of London esquire, to Thomas Batter, his heirs and assigns. Confirmation of his estate in the manors called 'Ifeldcourt,' Cosyngton and Welles, with all lands, rents, services, marshes, woods etc. thereto belonging in the parish of Northflete or elsewhere in Kent, which descended to the said William after the decease of John Bette his uncle, and which he by charter gave to William Hastynges knight lord Hastynges, John Mortimer esquire, Thomas Bole and William Bole clerk, their heirs and assigns; and at his request they made a demise thereof to the said William Reynold, Thomas Batter, Robert Henley, Thomas Blakbourn and Richard Fote citizens and drapers of London, their heirs and assigns, to the use of William Reynold, who for a sum of money beforehand paid has sold the same to Thomas Batter; and quitclaim with warranty thereof, requesting lord Hastynges, and charging Robert Henley, Thomas Blakbourn and Richard Fote his feoffees to make a release to Thomas Batter, his heirs and assigns, when required. Dated 31 May, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 October.
Declaration of William Reynold, that whereas Thomas Batter citizen and draper of London, William Horwode, Thomas Byllyngay and William Bull were by him enfeoffed of and in a mese, 305 acres of land and an acre of wood in Ifeld and Northflete co. Kent, to the use of Thomas Batter, to them and their heirs, and after by severall releases with their seales by aggrement of William Reynold have quitclaymed the same unto Thomas Batter and his heirs, he confirms as well the said releases as the estate of Thomas Batter. Yeven 23 November, 3 Edward IV. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 October this year.
1465.
Derrick Johnson of London 'berebrewer,' to Thomas Asshwell prior of the house and church of friars of the order of Carmelites London and his assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels and debts on either side the sea. Dated 7 January, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 January.
Membrane 19d.
1464.
John Lussby citizen and grocer of London, to Master Richard Wetton, John Gamelyn clerks and John Hole citizen and tailor 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 all debts to him due. Dated London, 10 September, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 September.
Nicholas Boylle citizen and 'wexchaundeller' of London, to Philip Malpas merchant, William Costantyne alderman, Thomas Fermory and William Reynold 'wexchaundeller' citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods, property, debts and chattels within the realm and elsewhere; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of one silver piece and a dozen silver spoons. Dated London, 20 September, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 September.
Robert Nundy citizen and 'talghchandeler' of London, to Richard Morley citizen and 'talghchaundeler' of London, his executors and assigns, as security for money in which the grantor is indebted to him. 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 the said Richard in possession thereof by delivery of 2d. Dated 21 September, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 September.
Robert Clement citizen and 'hostiller' of London, to William Stevyns and Richard Smyth citizens and bakers of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere in England, and all debts to him due within the realm; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of one silver cup. Dated London, 21 September, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 September.
William Scotton citizen and 'bowyer' of London and Katherine his wife, to John Pernles chaplain, William Right citizen and tailor of York, John Symmes and John Mane citizens and 'bowyers' of London, their executors and assigns. Indenture of lease with warranty for seven years from Whitsuntide, 4 Edward IV, of all their lands with shops, solars, cellars, profits etc. in the street called 'Overousgate' in the parish of St. Michael at the end of the bridge commonly called 'Ousebrigge' in the city of York, between a tenement of Robert de Salley on the east and a piece of waste ground on the corner of 'Nessegate' on the west, and in length from the high street of 'Overousgate' to a tenement of the mayor and commonalty of York, rendering to the lessors, their heirs and assigns, 20s. a year. Dated as above.
William Scotton and Katherine his wife, to John Pernles, William Right, John Symmes and John Mane (all as above), their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the lands, shops etc. (above described), which they have by the foregoing demise. Dated 16 September, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing indenture and writing, 24 September.
Thomas Martyn citizen and grocer of London, to John Leycestre 'gentilman,' John Neele, Richard Wildebore grocers and John Glover 'salter' citizens 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 one silver spoon. Dated 10 March, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 September.
Simon Degon citizen and 'haberdassher' of London, to William Degon grocer and John Lucy 'haberdassher' citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in London and elsewhere within the realm and over seas, and all debts to him due; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of six silver spoons. Dated 27 September, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 September.
Membrane 18d.
Henry Byrde citizen and 'foundour' of London, to John French grocer, Richard Byrde 'foundour' and John Thorley vintner citizens 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 20 October, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 October.
Agnes Wylkyns widow, late the wife of John Wylkyns the elder of Chelchehithe co. Middlesex, to William Rous, Henry Carpenter clerks, John Bedford of Aylesbury co. Buckingham 'gentilman' and Thomas Wylkyns her son, and to the heirs and assigns of Thomas Wylkyns. Charter with warranty of a cottage and curtilage adjacent in Chelchehithe, between a tenement of William Hunteley, late Thomas Pykerynge on the north and west, the high way on the south and a tenement of Richard bishop of Salisbury, late John Frensshe, on the east, which she and her said husband had by gift of Lora late the wife of William Laurens of Chelcheith fisher made in her widowhood to them, their heirs and assigns; also to Thomas Wylkyns her son and John Lynde of Chelchehithe 'gentilman,' their executors and assigns, of all her goods and chattels in Chelchehithe and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to her due. Witnesses: John Yonge, John Drayton, Andrew Staunton, William Huntley, John Pargrave. Dated 12 September, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 October.
Sept. 29.
Reading.
George Willerby, to the king. Recognisance for 1,000l., to be levied etc. within the realm.
Condition, that he shall save harmless toward the king and all others William lord Hastynges knight, master and worker of the king's moneys of gold and silver and warden of his exchanges, his heirs and executors, for working of any mint and keeping of an exchange by the said George within Pountfrett castle from Christmas day, 4 Edward IV, to 18 October following.
Andrew Thomas citizen and 'brewer' of London, to Peter Carvanell 'gentilman' and Lambert May citizen and 'plummer,' both 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 without; and in name of possession he has delivered to them six silver spoons. Dated London, 8 November, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 November.
Nov. 7.
Westminster.
John Payne of London 'marchaunt,' to James Falleron of London 'marchaunt.' Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Condition, that he shall abide and perform the award of Peter Alfolde 'mercer' and Simon Smyth 'grocer,' arbitrators chosen on behalf of the said James, Richard Aubrey and William Bacon each 'haburdassher,' on his own behalf, touching all actions, trespasses, debates, demands etc. pending between the parties, so that the same be made before the feast of St. Katherine next, and if the arbitrators may not agree, the award of Master Robert Kirkeham keeper of the chancery rolls.
James Falleron, to John Payne (both as above). (Like) recognisance.
(Like) condition.
John Hareley of London fishmonger, to Richard Fraunces 'gentilman,' Roger Constable citizen and fishmonger of London, Edmund Newman 'stokfisshmonger,' and John Frenyngham yeoman of the king's household, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels and all debts and money to him due. Dated 13 August, 3 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 November this year.
1465.
Memorandum of delivery to the sheriff of Middlesex, 5 February this year, of a writ (text follows), tested at Westminster, 22 October, 4 Edward IV, reciting a recognisance made 19 November then last, before Geoffrey Feldynge mayor of the staple of Westminster by John lord Straunge knight, lord of Knokyn and Mowghune, to Hugh Brice citizen and goldsmith of London for 56l. payable at Easter then next and not yet paid it is said, and directing the sheriff to take and imprison the said John until the same be paid, to cause his lands and chattels to be extended and appraised and to be seized into the king's hand for livery to the said Hugh, and to certify the execution of the same in chancery; the king having given like command to the sheriffs of Buckingham, Southampton, Warwick, Oxford, Northampton, Salop and Devon.
Membrane 17d.
1464.
German Lynce citizen and goldsmith of London, to Nicholas Boille the elder citizen and 'wexchaundeler' of London. General release of all actions, suits, plaints, claims and demands real and personal by reason of debt, account, covenant, trespass, offence, purchase, sale, receipt, delivery or any other cause. Dated 3 October, 1464, 4 Edward IV.
German Lynce (as above), to Nicholas Boille citizen and draper of London. (Like) release. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 9 October.
Oct. 1.
Reading.
To the prior and convent of Holy Trinity in the city of London. Order to take again of John Risley any letters patent made him concerning a corrody or maintenance which he has for life in their house, and to admit Henry Fyllyngley the king's servant, yeoman of his cellar (selarii) to the same, and minister to him such corrody, making him letters patent under the common seal of the house with mention of what he shall take, and writing again by the bearer what they will do; as John Risley is minded to demise that corrody to the intent that the king should grant it to the said Henry, and in consideration of his unpaid service to the king's father and to himself the king has sent him thither, willing to make provision for his maintenance.
By p.s. [1465] and the date etc.
Aug. 25.
Woodstock.
To the abbot and convent of St. James by Northampton. Request to admit Robert Tourney to their house, and minister to him such corrody or maintenance as John Everdon otherwise Everton had therein, making him etc. and writing again etc. (as above); for his good service the king's will is to make provision for his maintenance. By K., and the date etc.
Aug. 11.
Stamford.
William Brokwode the king's servant, one of the yeomen of the crown, is sent to the abbot and convent of Gloucester, to take of that house such corrody or maintenance as Andrew Lowe deceased or any other person had therein. By p.s. [1442].
April 6.
Westminster.
William Tilghman the king's serjeant (fn. 1) is sent to the abbot and convent of Whitby co. York, for such corrody or maintenance as William Lyght deceased had. [See p.s. 1366.]
June 5.
York.
To Richard bishop of Karliol. Nomination of Thomas Eyre to receive the pension wherein by reason of his new creation the bishop is bound to one of the king's clerks, until by him provided with a benefice. By p.s., and the date etc.
July 17.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of Circestre. Nomination of William Kelet clerk to receive the pension wherein by reason of the abbot's new creation they are bound to one of the king's clerks, until by them provided with a benefice. By K.
Sept. 21.
Penley.
To the sheriff of Wiltshire. Order for election of a verderer in the forest or park of Claryngdon instead of Simon Milborne esquire, who is dead.
Aug. 11.
Stamford.
To the abbot and convent of St. John Colcestre. Nomination of Thomas Eyre to receive the pension wherein by reason of the abbot's new creation they are bound to one of the king's clerks, until by them provided with a benefice. By K., and the date etc.
Stephen Tychemerssch citizen and mercer of London, to John Gowldes 'gentilman,' John Newman citizen and vintner of London and Hugh Claypole chaplain, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods, chattels, property, furniture, raiment, jewels, utensils, wine, merchandise etc. within the realm or elsewhere in any parts of the world; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of 4d. Dated London, 5 October, 4 Edward IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 October.

Footnotes

  • 1. Clerk in the office of the privy seal, as the warrant adds.