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Close Rolls, Henry IV: October 1405

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry IV: Volume 3, 1405-1409. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1931.

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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 7 Henry IV.

October 1405

Membrane 42.
Oct. 3.
Worcester.
To the sheriff of Norffolk and Suffolk for the time being. Order to pay to John Reymes the king's esquire 20l. a year for life and the arrears since the morrow of Easter last; as by letters patent of 1 February 5 Henry IV the king granted to the said John the office of constable of Norwich castle and keeper of the castle and gaol there for life from 8 November 4 Henry IV with the wages, fees and commodities thereto belonging, taking for life 20l. a year of the issues and profits of the said counties by the sheriff's hands, even as John Payn had in his life time. By K.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 5.
Worcester.
To the sheriff of York for the time being. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, in favour of John Skipton, to whom by letters patent of 9 August last the king granted 20l. a year of the issues and profits of that county, retaining the said John with him for life. By K.
Oct. 3.
Worcester.
To the sheriff of York. Order to deliver to the bearer the head of Ralph Hastynges knight, which is set up over the 'tolbothe' of Elmesley. By K.
Oct. 1.
Worcester.
To the sheriff of Kent. Strict order upon his allegiance to cease every excuse and arrest John de Tyngne of France, the king's prisoner, in whose hands soever found, and deliver him again to Nicholas Alderwiche the king's esquire or to his attorney; as being lately committed to the custody of the said Nicholas, to the use and profit of the king, he escaped from custody, and is taken within the county of Kent, as the king has true information. By K.
To Richard Martyn, John Sygeney and John Ferrour of Derteforde. Like order, mutatis mutandis, to deliver the said prisoner to the sheriff of Kent, that the sheriff may deliver him to the said Nicholas or his attorney; as he escaped and is by them or one of them taken, as the king is informed. By K.
Oct. 4.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cumberland for the time being. Order of the issues of the county to pay to Robert Strangways esquire 4d. a day for life; as the king has granted him for life the office of janitor of Karlille castle, to be held by him and his deputies, with the fees, wages, profits and commodities thereto pertaining, as fully as any other heretofore had, and the wages amount to 4d. a day it is said. By K.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 14.
Westminster.
To John Hende mayor of the city of London. Order in room of Thomas Chaucer the king's serjeant, his chief butler, to admit Nicholas Clent, whom the butler has appointed, to exercise the office of coroner in the said city and the suburbs during pleasure, first taking of him an oath, as the manner is, to perform and keep what to the said office pertains; as the butler, to whom pertains the exercise thereof, is engaged upon divers business of the king in divers parts of the realm, and has not leisure to perform the said office in person. By bill of the butler.
Oct. 7.
Worcester.
To John Pelham constable of Peveneseye castle. Order without delay to bring to the king's person Edward duke of York, who is in his custody in that castle. By K.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the chamberlains. Order of the treasury to pay to William Bourton serjeant confectioner of the king's spicery the arrears of 20l. a year for Michaelmas term last only; as by letters patent of 24 November 3 Henry IV for good service the king granted him for life 20l. a year at the exchequer. By K.
Oct. 4.
To William Stanley knight or his lieutenant in the Isle of Man. Strict order upon his allegiance to deliver to John Stanley knight or to his attorney the isle, castle, peel (pelam) and lordship of Man and all islands and lordships thereto pertaining, with the royalties, liberties, profits etc. hereinafter mentioned, suffering him to have the same, and meddling not therein; as by letters patent the king committed the keeping of the said isle etc., with the royalties, liberties, profits etc. therein specified, to the said William and John during pleasure, but by other letters patent he has since committed the same to the said John for life. By K.
[Fœdera.]
Oct. 26.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Bedford for election of a coroner instead of Richard Enderby, who is dead.
Oct. 23.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Gloucester for election of a verderer in the forest of Dene instead of Richard Longe, who is dead.
Oct. 26.
Westminster.
Like order, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Notyngham in regard to John Dabrescourt and John Pirpoune knights, verderers in Queen Joan's forest of Shirwode, who are too much engaged about divers business of the king in divers parts of the realm to exercise the office of verderer.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To the justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order upon petition of John Shakill, to proceed in the plea hereinafter mentioned, the allegation of John Rothebury clerk notwithstanding, so that they proceed not to rendering of judgment without advising the king; as by letters patent of 5 July 5 Henry IV the king granted to John Shakill chaplain the office of warden of the hospital of St. John Bruggenorth, then void and in his gift it was said; and at his suit, shewing that he was in peaceable possession of that office, and continued his possession until by colour of other letters patent of 9 September following whereby, at his untrue averment that it was void when it was not, the king gave to John Rothebury the said hospital, by name of the hospital of St. John Briggenorth, John Shakill was unlawfully thrust out, the king ordered the sheriff of Salop to give John Rothebury notice to be in chancery in the quinzaine of Easter following, in order to shew cause wherefore those letters ought not to be revoked, and John Shakill put again in possession, with the issues and profits taken in the mean time; and that writ being returned in chancery, the cause was sent for debate before the king, and John Shakill appeared by Hugh Holgot his attorney, and John Rothebury by Thomas Holme, and alleged the letters patent to him made, averring that he is tenant of the hospital by grant of the king, and craving aid of the king, wherefore the justices have deferred to proceed.
Membrane 41.
Oct. 16.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Great Jernemuth for the time being. Order of the fee farm of that town to pay the queen 35l. a year and the arrears; as upon petition of the commons of England, with assent of the lords spiritual and temporal in the parliament holden at the city (sic) order was made that all castles, towns, manors, lordships, lands, rents, fee farms etc. whatsoever which were held by Queen Anne in dower or for life and were given or granted by the king or the late king to any person, except any which were by the king given to his children or by authority of parliament to others, should be taken again into the king's hands and assigned to the queen in dower, with proviso that notwithstanding this ordinance Ralph earl of Westmerland for his good service should have and enjoy for life such of the said castles etc. as were to him granted for life by the king, until the king should make him recompense for the same, and that then they should remain to the queen as aforesaid; and it was found by inquisition, taken before the escheator in Norffolk, that the late queen had for life 35l. a year of the fee farm of the said town, and the king ordered the escheator to give the queen livery thereof in part of 10,000 marks a year to her granted at the exchequer.
Et erat patens.
To the bailiffs of Shrewsbury for the time being. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning 30l. a year of the fee farm of that town, which Queen Anne had for life by gift of the late king.
Et erat patens.
To the bailiffs of Suthampton for the time being. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning 200l. of yearly rent in that town which the late queen held in dower of the fee farm thereof.
Cancelled.
To Robert Frensshe escheator in Devon. Incomplete entry, reciting an inquisition, taken by the escheator, whereby the king learned that Thomas West knight deceased was seised of the manor of Hempston Cauntelowe by charter, dated Hempston 5 October 2 Henry IV . . . . . .
Oct. 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Robert de Neuton chaplain, John Broker 'skynner,' John Jay 'skynner' and Richard Aleyn 'skynner,' all of London, to set free William Swan clerk, if taken in default of finding mainpernors that he should not repair to any foreign parts without special licence of the king, or make there any suit or attempt which might tend to contempt or prejudice of the king, to impair the laws or customs of the realm, or to hurt of the people, or send any man thither for the purpose.