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Close Rolls, Henry IV: March 1406

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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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March 1406

Membrane 23d.
March 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of Thomas Halle 'mercer,' William Chaplere 'dyer,' William Hatton 'taillour' and Lawrence Est 'cordewaner,' all of London, to set free John Tevent of London 'masoun,' if taken at suit of John Savage of London 'wyredrawer' averring threats.
April 2.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suthampton. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Geoffrey Mugge, John Pasforde, Richard Symmes and William Pateneye of the county of Suthampton, in favour of Richard Hardynge, William Wethegere, Thomas Whethegere, Richard Vagel, John Vagel and William Vagel at suit of Richard Cole.
April 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Blount 'fysshmongere,' Clement Mylyons 'taillour,' both of London, John Bever of Chesham and John Clerke of Denham of Bukinghamshire, in favour of John Gabelande of London 'taillour' at suit of Agnes Sewale.
March 22.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Ilshawe and John Broun, both of Warwickshire, Thomas Boseworth and Thomas Horneby, both of Leycestershire, in favour of William Bispham of Leycestershire at suit of Thomas Whittowe.
May 21.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Haryngey, John Howe, Adam Smyth 'cordewaner' and John Halyngbury the younger, all of Middlesex, in favour of John Halyngbury the elder at suit of John Sharp the younger.
June 3.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Lychefelde 'glover,' John Parker 'lethirseller,' both of London, William Homerwyche of Staffordshire, Henry Assheburne of Derbyshire and Ralph atte Swyche of London 'brewer,' in favour of John Whyte 'taverner' at suit of John Chastvyleyn.
May 20.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Blakman of the county of Suthampton, Martin Barnabe of London 'wexchaundeler,' John Phelip 'brewer' and Thomas Stapilton, both of London, in favour of William Lightgrave of London at suit of Thomas atte Fenne.
June 29.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Colson, John Welles, Thomas Frebody of Spaldynge and Robert Goderike of Lincolnshire, in favour of Joceus Toche of Spaldynge at suit of Gilbert Toche of Spaldynge and William his son.
July 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Writ of supersedeas omnino, by mainprise of Walter Hilder of Middlesex 'smyth,' William Patyn of Westminster 'taverner,' John Sturmy of Dorset and Robert Lambvylle of Westminster 'cordwaner,' in favour of John Cole of Westminster at suit of William Horscroft of the town of Westminster 'skynner' averring threats.
March 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of John Clayton of Yorkshire, Walter Brygge of Lincolnshire, Walter Hunspylle of London 'draper,' William atte Lee of Essex and William Overton of Westmerland to set free Thomas Kyrkeby of Lincoln chaplain and James 'Tomesservant Kyrkeby,' if taken at suit of Roger Hampton parson of Helmeswelle for trespass.
March 4.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of Norwich. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of Walter Eton, John Alderforde and William Champeneys of Norffolk to set free John Hode 'taverner,' if taken at suit of the king and William Forthe for leaving the service of William Forthe before the term agreed.
Robert Haxay and Thomas Shordiche to Seman de Tonge. Quitclaim of a tenement with garden adjacent in Osprynge called 'the Bole upon the Hoope,' which by charter of 8 July 5 Henry IV the said Robert and Thomas gave to John Westcote, his heirs and assigns. Dated 13 March 7 Henry IV. Witnesses: John Shordiche, William Norton, John Lilleston.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 March.
March 10.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against Richard Clederowe and John Paulyn then sheriff of Newcastle upon Tyne, appointed with others to make inquisition concerning customs, subsidies and all other profits in Northumberland and the said town, and concerning forfeitures from the king concealed and withdrawn, by whom and how, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission was not delivered to them, as they have made oath in chancery.
March 14.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bedford. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Thomas Russell of Bomstede, John Parker of Asshe, John Waleys of Haverelle and Warin Ingreth of Great Samforde co. Essex, in favour of John Waweyn chaplain at suit of William Naveby for debt.
March 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Essex. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of John atte Felde of Essex, John Sewaldere, John Knygth 'bocher,' both of London, and Thomas Jay of Sussex to set free John Cooke of Theydynboys, otherwise called John Herde, if taken at suit of the abbot of Waltham and Simon Archer for trespass.
March 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suthampton. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Shirfelde of Shirfelde, John Forster of Graywelle, John Wychurst of Odyam, all of the county of Suthampton, and Walter Triskeney of Lincolnshire, in favour of William Bele, John Carpenter, Thomas Smyth, John Bounde, John Boret, Bartholomew Couper, Richard Forest and William Hunte at suit of William atte Rede for trespass.
Membrane 22d.
March 10.
Westminster.
Stephen Lescrope knight, Richard Botiller and Hugh Curteys esquires to Angelus Christofori merchant of Luca, Thomas Willesdoun of London and Guy de Portico of Luca. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels in Yorkshire.
March 5.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas until the next parliament, with assent of the council for reasonable causes by him declared before the king and council in this parliament, in respect of their demand upon the abbot of Tynterne, collector in the diocese of Landaff and certain deaneries thereof of the tenths and moieties of tenths to the late king granted by the clergy in 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 Richard II, for payment of the tenths etc. aforesaid, that meantime the king may with assent of the council appoint a remedy for levying the sums to him due. By pet. in parl.
March 9.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bedford. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Simon Levy, William Turnour, Thomas Branketre and Geoffrey Cartere of Wilton, all of Bedfordshire, in favour of Robert Howenes at suit of Reynold de Grey lord of Weysforde and Ruthyn for debt.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 20l., made in chancery 8 March this year by John Rasshe of Cambridgeshire, Reynold Reefham of Lincolnshire, John Kirton of Norhamptonshire and Henry Noreys of Lancashire for William Travers, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Richard Rendelesham of Bury St. Edmunds and Christiana his wife, or to any of the people.
March 10.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the peace in Kent. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Nicholas atte Pounde, Andrew Cressewelle, John Atherston and Thomas Gwyn of Middlesex, in respect of taking of John Cornewaylle any security for keeping the peace at suit of William atte Capelle.
March 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Bristowe, Richard Baudy, John Lodbroke, all of London, and James Dyngeley of Surrey, in favour of William Baudy of Coventre at suit of John Russell citizen and 'haberdassher' of London for debt.
Feb. 21.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against John Elyngham serjeant at arms, by the late king appointed with others in that king's name and for his money to buy and purvey as many sacks of wool and woolfells, reckoning 200 by the small hundred and forty fells for one sack, as should be expedient for clearance and export of the wool of the growth of Northumberland and Yorkshire, to lade the same in ships (manibus) of the said king, which were of Robert Oliver and to him forfeit, and in other ships and crayers needful for the purpose, to be by them arrested, to take the same over to Calais for sale, arresting and putting on board such ships etc. at the king's expense as many seamen and others as should seem meet for safe conduct thereof, and to make inquisition what merchants in those counties, conspiring together of malice aforethought to impoverish all the lieges who there had wool and fells of their own growth, did by covin withdraw themselves, and for a time agreed among them to buy none there, that so the same should become rotten, and the owners should be compelled to sell them cheap, by other letters patent appointed to make inquisition in Sussex concerning all wines exposed for sale and sold there before being gauged contrary to the statutes etc., and to arrest such wines as forfeit, certifying the barons from time to time of the number of casks and vessels so arrested, and by other letters patent to arrest all cloths exposed for sale which in length and breadth do not contain certain assizes and measures limited in an ordinance [made] in the parliament holden at Westminister in 47 Edward III and with assent of the whole realm confirmed at the instant petition of the commons in the parliament there holden in 3 Richard II, divers other pieces of cloth sewn together with intent to deceive the king and the people and sealed with the seal appointed for the purpose, and other false and torn cloths whatsoever, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as those commissions came never to the hands of the said John, as he has made oath in chancery. By C.
March 27.
Westminster.
John Kirkeby of Romesey and John Stanlegh of Wylton to William Stokes. Recognisance for 600l., to be levied etc. in Wiltesir.
Condition, that they and John Halsham and Thomas Maldoun clerk shall give the manors of Swalclyve, Wyke, Haselden, Esthacche, Upton and Eston with the reversion of the lands held for life by John Kirkeby in Nipprede, Roghcombe, Fontelle and Sutton Maundevyle, and of those held for life by John Stanleigh and William Wake in Brudemere, Charleton, Lynley and Hale, to Reynold son of Thomas West knight within forty days after he shall come to the age of thirteen years, and to the heirs of his body, with remainder to Thomas his brother and to the heirs of his body, remainder to Joan his sister and to the heirs of her body, remainder to the right heirs of the said Thomas (sic), and in case the said Reynold shall sooner die, they shall give the same to the said Thomas etc. (as before), provided that they be not thrust out of the premises by the king nor by the said Thomas. French.
Michael atte Pool earl of Suffolk and Sir John lord Lovell to Sir Thomas Langeley and Sir Nicholas Bubbewith clerks, Sir John Stanley knight and Nicholas Bradshawe esquire. Bond in 500 marks payable on Michaelmas day next. Dated 29 March 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 April.
Stephen Lescrope knight, Richard Boteller esquire, Thomas Provandre 'mercer,' Robert Dymmoke 'draper,' both of London, and Hugh Curteys esquire to Hugh lord Burnell. (Like) bond payable at London on Easter day 1407. Dated 29 March 1406.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 April.
Thomas Chaworth knight to Sir Thomas Langeley, Sir Nicholas Bubbewyth clerks, Sir John Stanley knight and Nicholas Bradshawe esquire. Bond in 250 marks, payable on Easter day 1409. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 April.
April 1.
Westminster.
Thomas fitz Nicol knight to Hugh Waterton knight. Recognisance for 25l., to be levied etc. in Gloucestershire.
Cancelled on payment.
Leonard Hakeluyt knight, Thomas Holcote of Herefordshire and Thomas Durant of Bedfordshire to the said Hugh. Recognisance for 75l., to be levied etc. in Herefordshire and Bedfordshire.
Cancelled on payment.
Membrane 21d.
March 31.
Westminster.
William de Clynton knight to John Cornewaille knight and Elizabeth his wife. Recognisance for 800 marks, to be levied etc. in Kent.
John Cornewaylle knight and William de Clynton knight. Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that the said William as he shall see best shall sue for partition between him and his parceners of the lands of the lord of Say, which were seized into the late king's hand and descended to them after the death of Elizabeth who was wife of William Heroun, that within six weeks after such partition he shall with licence of the king make a feoffment of his purparty to certain persons at his own nomination, that his feoffees shall give a yearly rent of 40 marks to the said John and Elizabeth countess of Huntyngdoun now his wife, to be taken for her life of all lands of the said William's purparty, with power to distrain for arrears, that he shall make a confirmation thereof, with proviso that at the time of such grant the said purparty shall not be charged with a statute merchant or of the staple or otherwise save with rents and services due to the chief lords, that such rent shall be granted within one quarter of a year after John Boteler of Shustoke, Geoffrey de Arderne, Nicholas Faukener, Roger Boteler son of John Boteler of Shustoke and Richard Bysshopp vicar of Shustoke shall by judgment of the king's court recover the manor of Tyderyngton co. Gloucester out of the king's hand, and after John Cornewaylle and the countess or the countess shall by fine there levied make a quitclaim of that manor to John Boteler and the others in their possession being, and that the said William's feoffees shall continue their estate during the life of the countess, making no demise nor alienation; and proviso that, if John Boteler and the others shall recover the said manor by judgment or other lawful means, and shall be in possession thereof, the said William shall be bound to pay John Cornewaylle and the countess 40 marks a year as aforesaid until a grant of such yearly rent shall be made. Dated 31 March 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Cornewaylle, 31 March.
Stephen Lescrope knight, William Audeley, Richard Boteller esquires, Thomas Provandre 'mercer' and Robert Dymmoke 'draper,' both of London, to John lord Lovell. Bond in 500 marks payable on Michaelmas day next. Dated 29 March 1406, 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 April.
Richard lord Saymore and Sir John Cheyne knight to Sir Thomas Langeley, Sir Nicholas Bubbewyth clerks, Sir John Stanley knight and Nicholas Bradshawe esquire. (Like) bond payable on Easter day 1408. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Richard 2 April, and by John Cheyne 3 April.
John Bakere of Willereston co. Salop to Elizabeth wife of Henry Grendoun esquire, Thomas Yong and John Burle, both of Salop, and to their assigns. Gift, for 20l. beforehand paid, by virtue of letters of administration of the said Henry's goods to him addressed, of his estate in the manor of Cressyche co. Salop which was of Thomas de Fouleshurst and the ward thereof, as chattels of the said Henry; reciting letters patent whereby the king granted to Helmyng Leget esquire the ward of that manor until the lawful age of Thomas son and heir of the said Thomas, which pertained to the king for that Thomas the father at his death was tenant in chief of other lands, and if the said heir should die and his heir be within age until the lawful age of that heir, and so from heir to heir until one should be of age; reciting a charter whereby Helmyng Leget gave his estate therein to the said Henry as fully as he had it by grant of the king; and reciting a nuncupative will of the said Henry, appointing the said Elizabeth, John Grendon his brother and John Damys priest his executors, who appeared for probate thereof before John Perche clerk commissary general of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury and all refused to administer, whereupon administration with the will annexed was committed to the said John Bakere. Dated 14 February 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 April.
William lord Roos and Hugh lord Burnell to Sir Thomas Langeley, Sir Nicholas Bubbewith clerks, Sir John Stanley knight and Nicholas Bradshawe esquire. Bond in 500 marks payable on Easter day 1407. Dated 29 March 1406, 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 April.
Stephen Lescrope, John Litilbury knights, John Boteller, Richard Boteller esquires, Thomas Provandre 'mercer' and Robert Dymmoke 'draper,' both of London, to Thomas Chaworth knight. Bond in 350 marks payable on Easter day 1409. Dated 29 March 1406, 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 April.
Membrane 20d.
Stephen Lescrope archdeacon of Richemunde and William lord Zouche to Sir Thomas Langeley, Sir Nicholas Bubbewith clerks, Sir John Stanley knight and Nicholas Bradshawe esquire. Bond in 500 marks payable on Michaelmas day 1407. Dated 29 March 1406, 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, by the said William in chancery at Westminster 31 March, and by the said Stephen in Bernewelle priory 15 April before the prior of Bernewelle, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the file for this year.
Thomas Chaworth and Walter Pole knights to (the same). (Like) bond payable on Easter day 1409. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Walter in chancery at Westminster, 1 April.
Stephen Lescrope knight, Richard Boteller esquire, John de Tibbay clerk, Hugh Curteys, Thomas Provandre 'mercer' and Robert Dymmoke 'draper,' both of London, to Michael earl of Suffolk, Robert Bolton clerk, Roger Caundisshe and John Wilteshire esquires. (Like) bond payable on Michaelmas day next. Dated 29 March 1406.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, by the said Stephen, Richard, Thomas and Robert Dymmoke 2 April, and by the said Hugh 3 April.
William lord Ferers of Groby and Sir John Cornwaille knight to Sir Thomas Langeley, Sir Nicholas Bubbewith clerks, Sir John Stanley knight and Nicholas Bradshawe esquire. (Like) bond payable on Michaelmas day 1408. Dated 29 March 1406, 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 April.
Stephen le Scrope knight to Dame Agnes who was wife of Robert de Plesyngton knight, Richard Norton, William Makenade, Thomas Knolles citizen and grocer of London, William Evelde and John Barton clerks. Confirmation of the estate which they have in the manor of Northwodeshepeye co. Kent, late of Roger de Northwode knight, and in all lands, rents, services, woods, marshes, reversions etc. in the hundred of Melton and in Upchirche, Iwade, Bobbynge, Newenton, Northwode and Melton which the said Stephen with John Tybbay and Nigel Horlyngton clerks, and with William Periar deceased, had by feoffment of the said Roger, and made a charter of demise to Dame Agnes and the others, their heirs and assigns; and quitclaim with warranty of the said manor, lands etc. Dated 8 March 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 April.
Stephen Lescrope knight to Sir John Cheyne knight. Bond in 600 marks payable on Easter day 1408. Dated 29 March 1406, 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 April.
John Stanley knight to William Fulthorp knight. Gift of a yearly rent of 120l., to be taken during the life of Joan wife of the said William of all the grantor's lands in Leycestreshire and Salop and in the city and suburbs of London; and he has paid 12d. in name of seisin. Witnesses: Thomas Langley chancellor of England, Nicholas Bubbewyth keeper of the privy seal and John Wakerynge keeper of the chancery rolls. Dated the parish of St. Clement Danes without New Temple bar London, 26 June 6 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 April this year.
Thomas Chaworth knight to Sir Thomas Langeley, Sir Nicholas Bubbewyth clerks, Sir John Stanley knight and Nicholas Bradshawe esquire. Bond in 250 marks payable on Easter day 1409. Dated 29 March 1406, 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 April.
March 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Leycester. Writ of supersedeas in favour of John Beby clerk, and order by mainprise of John Staff[ord] of Staffordshire, Robert Strother of Lincolnshire, John Brun of Oxfordshire and William Warner of Leycestershire to set him free, if taken at suit of the prior of Daventre for an account.
Sept. 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Wedoun, William Cappe 'spicer,' John Fylet 'barbour' and John Wodewarde, all of London, in favour of John Draper of Ayllesbury at suit of William Thorp of Ayllesbury for debt.
Sept. 29.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Thomas Longe and William Clypston of Hertfordshire, Roger Halle of London and John Hogham of Lincolnshire, in favour of William Berneston at suit of Thomas Forde clerk.
Membrane 19d.
April 3.
Westminster.
William Driby to Robert Watton clerk. Recognisance for 10 marks, to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire.
Cancelled on payment.
March 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of causing William Knottyngley 'yoman' to find security for keeping the peace toward Henry Berton 'coriour,' and order by mainprise of Walter Whithors of Berkshire, John Dautree of Yorkshire knights, Roger Merbury of Gloucestershire and Nicholas Soterley of Norfolk to set the said William free, if taken.
March 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to give notice to Thomas archbishop of Canterbury to be in chancery in the quinzaine of Easter next in order to shew cause wherefore there ought not to be a stay pending the appeal of John Bonantre and Joan Vynshurst of the diocese of London, writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of William Bonauntre, John Wardeman, Peter Caldcok and William Bulloke, each of London 'tapycer,' to set the appellants free, if taken; as at the request of the archbishop, signifying that by his authority as ordinary the said John Bonantre and Joan were excommunicated for contumacy, not willing to be justified by censure of the church, the king ordered the sheriff to justify them by their bodies until they should content holy church for their contempt and wrongdoing; but they have appealed to the papal see, and are purposed to prosecute their appeal as they aver, and the king has given them the day aforesaid; and William Bonauntre and the others have mainperned in chancery to have them there at that day, and that they shall prosecute their appeal.
Like writ to the sheriff of Essex.
Vacated, because both writs were given up with the seals unbroken (in cera).
March 16.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas in respect of any process against Henry Beaumont, to whom by letters patent of 21 February 5 Henry IV the king granted the ward and marriage of the son and heir of Thomas Missyndene esquire in Lincolnshire, in the king's hand for that the age of the said Henry (sic) was not proved although he was of full age in August then last it was said; as the said Thomas is yet alive so that the said Henry might take no issues or profits of his lands, nor obtain the marriage of the heir. By K.
March 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Roger Rye and John Florens of Kent, Thomas Glade of London 'goldsmyth' and Thomas Salman of Surrey, in favour of Richard Tonghe at suit of Bartholomew Senleger and Stephen Paytevyn for debt.
March 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of taking of John Bogeys the elder, otherwise called John Augerale, any security for keeping the peace at suit of John Bekedale, and order by mainprise of William Whatton of Notynghamshire, John Totehill, John Bogeys the younger of Cambridgeshire and Robert Yelmerton of Norffolk to set the said John Bogeys free, if taken.
Memorandum of a mainprise made in chancery 19 April 7 Henry IV by Henry Rocheford knight under a pain of 100l., Thomas Louell, Thomas Goorney and William Hunte of Norffolk under a pain of 40l., for Robert Kerville, and of an undertaking by him under a pain of 500l., that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to William Louell, Robert Falyate otherwise Halyate, or any other of the people.
Also a like mainprise, mutatis mutandis, that day made by Robert Kervylle under a pain of 100l., the said Thomas, Thomas and William Hunte under a pain of 40l., for the said Henry, and of a like undertaking by him under a pain of 500l., in regard to John Gauthorp, Walter Godard of Tiryngton, William Maysoun chaplain or any other of the people.
May 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Robert Skireve, Richard Broun and Richard Norton, all of Yorkshire, and John Reymes of Essex, in favour of John Boynton of Boynton, son and heir of Robert de Boynton knight, at suit of Thomas Swanlande executor of Elizabeth Wright who was wife and executrix of John Wright of Beverley 'drapere' for render of 7l. 14s.
June 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of causing Robert Geselynge of Spaldynge, otherwise called Robert Hunt, to find any security for keeping the peace toward William Killoun of Spaldynge, and order by mainprise of Robert Edmonde, William Clenche both of the town of Westminster, William Campe of Henfelde and John Prike of the town of Westminster to set Robert Geselynge free, if taken.
Membrane 18d.
Sir William Fulthorp knight to Sir John de Stanley knight his heirs and assigns. Indenture of lease, made 26 June 6 Henry IV, of the manor of Knowesley co. Lancastre and all other lands which Sir William has there in right of Joan his wife, to hold during her life at a yearly rent of 120l. payable in the church of the hospital of St. Leonard York, with power for the lessor to enter again and hold the same in his first estate if the rent be three months in arrear; and defeasance of a rent of 120l. by Sir John granted to Sir William of all his lands in Salop, Leicestershire and the city and suburbs of London so long as the rent hereby reserved shall be paid, or in case the said Joan shall recover the said lands against Sir John without collusion, fraud or covin, or the said William shall die in her life time. Witnesses: Thomas Langeley chancellor of England. Nicholas Bubbewyth keeper of the privy seal, John Wakerynge keeper of the chancery rolls. Dated the parish of St. Clement Danes without New Temple bar London, as above. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 5 April this year.
March 23.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of Norwich. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of Robert Palgrave, William Garneys of Beklys, Robert Launde and Thomas Launde of Suffolk to set free Agnes 'that was Williamservant Baroun,' if taken at suit of the king and William Baroun for leaving his service before the term agreed.
March 19.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of Thomas Felawe 'bocher,' John Dycoun 'bocher,' John Bracy 'bocher' and John Essex 'cordewaner,' all of London, to set free John Stapelton, if taken at suit of the king and John Sewalder for leaving the service of John Sewalder before the term agreed.
March 7.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas in respect of their demand upon the prior and convent of St. Peter Westminster, of the foundation of the king's forefathers and of his patronage, to account or answer for the goods and chattels and all the stock quick and dead to the portion of William the abbot pertaining, the keeping whereof by letters patent of 14 January 1 Henry IV the king committed to them, so that they should take the same by indenture of them in whose keeping it was, and answer and content the king for it if it should be to him adjudged, and order to discharge them. By K.