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Close Rolls, Henry IV: June 1406

Pages 128-135

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

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June 1406

June 2.
Westminster.
Henry Fitz Hugh knight to Thomas Longley etc. (as above). Recognisance for 1,000 marks payable at Michaelmas next, to be levied etc in Yorkshire.
Condition (as the last).
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Thomas, Nicholas and John.
June 12.
Westminster.
John Dabrigcourt knight to (the same). (Like) recognisance payable at Easter next.
(Like) condition.
June 24.
Westminster.
John Wyche to John Semer esquire. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire.
June 22.
Westminster.
John Wyche to John Clifton clerk and John Clippesham esquire. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. (as above).
Membrane 11d.
May 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas in respect of any process against Thomas Hauley, appointed with others to make inquisition what corn and other victuals were taken by William de Wele of Grymesby from divers lieges at Totteney, Scarcowe (sic) and elsewhere in Lincolnshire against their will for victualling the king in Scotland when last there, and he contented them not, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission came not to the hands of the said Thomas, as the king has learned by trustworthy witness.
May 17.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Writ of supersedeas in favour of John Gate 'cordewaner,' and order by mainprise of William Hamerton, John Coke of the town of Westminster, Robert Bridlyngton and William Berwyke of Middlesex to set him free, if taken at suit of the king and Thomas North 'cordewaner' for leaving the service of Thomas North before the term agreed.
June 14.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino, upon petition of John Littelbury knight, in respect of any process against him for the mainprise hereinafter mentioned, saving the king's action for the same against Peter Pole, John Fynderne and William Lisle of Oxfordshire; as his petition shews that 9l. 10s. 3d. a year is current in demand in the exchequer against William Meynell knight deceased as the extent of the wardship, to the said William committed by mainprise of the said Peter, John Fynderne, the petitioner by name of John Littelbury of Lincolnshire knight, and William Lisle, of the lands of Hugh Meynell knight deceased in Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Leycestershire which were in the late king's hand by death of Joan mother of the said William, who held the same as jointly enfeoffed with Richard Meynell knight her husband, and by reason of the nonage of Thomasia one of the daughters and heirs of Ralph son of the said Hugh and of Margery the other daughter and heir of the said Hugh (sic), praying to be discharged of that mainprise. By K.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 40l. made in chancery 1 May this year by Nicholas Soterlee of Suffolk, Thomas atte Lee of Hertfordshire, John Middelton of Oxfordshire and John Sperston of London for Roger Soterlee, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Thomas Brumman, Walter Wylet, Thomas Medewe, Hugh Elyot, John Elyot, Edmund Wylet, Thomas Maunawe and John Lece, all of Soterlee.
Richard abbot of Thame and the convent to the prior and canons of Dunstaple and to their successors. Bond in form of an indenture for payment at the monastery of Thame of 16l. yearly rent for lands in Sydenham sometime of Paulinus Peyvere; and promise that, if the same be not paid upon the coming of the messenger, it shall every time be sent to Dunstaple by their own messenger at their own cost and peril. Dated the monastery of Thame iv nonas Maii 1276.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the now abbot and convent at Thame, 31 May this year before Richard de Norton, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the file for this year.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 100l., made in chancery 2 June this year by Richard de Grey of Codnore, Thomas Erpyngham of Norffolk, Francis del Courte and John Littelbury of Lincolnshire knights for John Cheyne knight, and of an undertaking by him under the same pain, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to William Fynmere of Oxfordshire.
Memorandum of a like undertaking, mutatis mutandis, made 9 June this year by John Cheyne knight under a pain of 400l.
June 26.
Westminster.
John Chidyoke esquire to Richard Whityngton citizen of London. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in Somerset and Dorset.
Cancelled on payment.
June 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order upon sight etc. to cause proclamation to be made, that all aliens with the exceptions hereinafter mentioned shall under pain of forfeiture quit the realm before the quinzaine of St. John Baptist next, or else shall before that date be before the king and council at Westminster to make fine, or to shew the council their age and infirmity; as it is agreed and ordered in this parliament for the common weal, with assent of the lords spiritual and temporal upon petition of the commons, that all aliens not lieges shall avoid the realm or make fine to the king, except those who before the first day of the parliament are made denizens, are instituted and inducted in benefices, 'Duchemen' who are knights and esquires and their servants, those in the service of the king and of other lords, those previously excepted by parliament, and such as are infirm by reason of age, and that at the discretion of the council, with proviso that Bretons and others specified upon a roll for avoidance of the realm and proclaimed be not admitted to fine for abiding in England; and the king's will is that the ordinance shall take effect.
By K. and C. in parl.
Like writs to the sheriffs of the following counties:
Middlesex.
Kent.
Essex and Hertford.
Sussex and Surrey.
Suthampton.
Wiltesir.
Oxford and Berkshire.
Bedford and Bukingham.
Warrewyk and Leycester.
Cantebrigge and Huntingdon.
Norffolk and Suffolk.
Norhampton.
Roteland.
Lincoln.
To the sheriffs (sic) of Newcastle upon Tyne. Like order, mutatis mutandis, for avoidance of aliens before the feast of St. Kenelm. By K. and C. in parl.
Like writs to the sheriffs of the following counties etc.
Northumberland.
Cumberland.
Westmerland.
The city of York.
Notyngham and Derby.
Worcester.
Gloucester.
Salop.
Stafford.
Somerset and Dorset.
Lancaster.
Norwich.
Bristol.
Cornwall.
Devon.
July 5.
Westminster.
Nicholas Geffrey of Kenesworth co. Bedford (sic) to Walter Cooke and William Wynwyk clerks. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Bedfordshire.
July 5.
Westminster.
Bertrand de Lechagne citizen of Baioun, proctor or steward (yconomus), advocate, business manager and envoy of the mayor, échevins, jurats, consuls and commonalty of that city deputed to make an agreement and composition in their name with James Bodiquar otherwise Bodicar, master of a ship called a 'coque' otherwise 'cogge' which was taken by them of the city, concerning the said ship and the wares therein, as appears by letters under the seal of the commonalty and under the hand and seal of Martin de Nebona clerk of Baioun a notary public, to the said James. Recognisance for 200l. payable at London, to be levied etc. of his lands, goods and chattels, and of the lands, goods and chattels of the said mayor etc. and of the said commonalty in the city of London.
Text of the letters above mentioned, dated Saturday 15 May (Madii) 1406, 2 Pope Innocent [VII], in name of Peter Raymundi de Vegomha mayor etc., in favour of Sir Charles de Beumont 'alferiz' of Navarre knight, John Warner, Richard Marlan, Arnald Guillim of Sedze burgesses and merchants of London and the said Bertrand, up to the amount of 200l. and no more, and witnessed by Sir John de Fayeto priest and prebendary in the church of Baioun, Raymund Debruquet, John de Haxe servant of the said mayor, and attested by the said notary.
Membrane 10d.
June 28.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the peace in Kent. Writ of supersedeas omnino, by mainprise of John Philipot, Stephen Andrewe 'brewer,' Richard Welles and John Derby, all of London, in respect of taking of Henry Tynmore any security for keeping the peace at suit of John Kyrkeby of Gillyngham.
June 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas in favour of John Whitteby, and order by mainprise of William Norton, John Creke, William Tyler and Robert Bamburgh of London to set him free, if taken at suit of Hugh Maiston for debt.
May 28.
Westminster.
To the same, Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Russell, Nicholas Ledewych, Richard Wynnesley and Edmund Morys, each of Herefordshire, in favour of Thomas Holcote of Herefordshire esquire at suit of John Croke citizen and 'fourbour' of London.
June 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of John Aleyn, William Crosse, William Steven, all of Totenham, and John Hale of Edelmeton co. Middlesex to set free Richard Walsyngham, if taken at suit of the king and Nicholas Brynchesley for leaving the service of the said Nicholas before the term agreed.
June 19.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Hervey Rokehah 'goldsmyth,' Henry Shepesey 'draper,' John Busshe 'goldesmyth' and William Shurburne 'goldsmyth,' all of London, in favour of Peter Hope 'dauber' at suit of the king and Thomas Loche 'stokfisshmonger.'
William Telgate citizen and 'peautrer' of London to Thomas Canteys citizen and 'peautrer' and Juliana his wife, and to the heirs of the body of Thomas Canteys, with remainder to Thomas Fulham of Plumstede co. Kent and Margaret his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, remainder to Thomas Fulham and the heirs of his body, remainder to the said Margaret and to the heirs of her body, remainder to the right heirs of Thomas Canteys. Gift indented of the reversion and remainder of a messuage, 100 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow and 8 acres of wood in Plumstede, now held for life by Thomas Fulham, with reversion to Margaret his wife for life and, after their deaths, to the said William and his heirs. Witnesses: John Polthorne, John Gossyp, John Tripcok, Thomas Gerkyn, Peter Halot. Dated Plumstede, 20 June 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 2 July.
Membrane 9d.
Brother Richard abbot of Tame and the convent to the prior and canons of Dunstaple and their successors. Bond (as above, p. 130) for payment of 16l. yearly rent for lands in Sydenham. Dated iv nonas Maii 1276.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the now prior and convent of Dunstaple at the priory on the feast of Trinity this year before Thomas Frisby, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the chancery file for this year.
June 26.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against David Holbache, appointed with others to make inquisition in Salop and the march of Wales adjacent what persons were by John Lestrange, son of Roger Lestrange, before his death enfeoffed in his lands there, in what lands, upon what covenants, at what dates and how, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission was not delivered to the said David, as he has made oath in chancery.
John Scarburgh now vicar of Croydoun co. Surrey, at another time called John Scarburgh of Aspeden clerk, otherwise John Skardeburgh sometime rector of Wakel' called Wakele co. Hertford, to John Parkere, Thomas atte Wode citizens of London, Peter de Pole, John Smert, Ellis Stoke clerk and William Aunger, and to the heirs and assigns of the said Ellis and William. Charter of two messuages, nine tofts, two carucates of land, 12 acres of meadow, 6 acres of pasture, 4 acres of wood and 4l. of rent in Luton co. Bedford which, by fine levied in the king's court, John Poydras clerk, John Forneux citizen and 'draper' of London, John del Hay (all deceased) and the said John Scarburgh purchased of Thomas atte Lude, Isabel his wife, John Touke of Sydonfen and Elizabeth his wife. Witnesses: Giles Yonge, John Duraunt, William Spayne, William Warener, Richard Holbrook. Dated Luton, 20 February 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 1 July.
Thomas Fulham of Plumstede co. Kent, tenant for life of a messuage, 100 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow and 8 acres of wood there with reversion to Thomas Canteys citizen and 'peautrer' of London and his heirs, to William Telgate citizen and 'peautrer' of London. Writing of attornment, as Thomas Canteys has granted the reversion thereof to the said William and to his heirs. Dated Plumstede, 4 June 7 Henry IV. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 July.
Thomas Fulham (as above but) with reversion to William Telgate and his heirs, to Thomas Canteys (as above) and Juliana his wife. Writing of attornment, as the said William has granted the reversion (aforesaid) to Thomas Canteys and Juliana and to the heirs of their bodies. Dated Plumstede, 24 June 7 Henry IV. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 July.
Thomas Canteys (as above) to William Telgate (as above), his heirs and assigns. Gift of the reversion and remainder of a messuage, 100 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow and 8 acres of wood in Plumstede, now held for life by Thomas Fulham with reversion to Margaret his wife for life and, after their deaths, to Thomas Canteis and his heirs. Witnesses: John Polthorne, John Gossyp, John Trypcoke, William Graunger, John Jermayn. Dated Plumstede, 1 June 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 July.
July 5.
Westminster.
Lawrence Stamer to William Hanyngfelde. Recognisance for 10 marks, to be levied etc. in Essex.
William Westbury and John Westbury his brother of the one part and Thomas Godefrey of the other part. Indenture of defeasance of a recognisance for 100l., by the said Thomas made in chancery 3 July 7 Henry IV, upon condition that he pay 10 marks at the feast of St. Margaret next, 10 marks at Christmas following, 10 marks at Michaelmas following and 10 marks at Michaelmas following. Dated 4 July 7 Henry IV. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 4 July.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 100l., made in chancery 24 June this year by William lord Roos, William lord Wilughby, Nicholas Warde of Lincolnshire and Thomas Eston of Bedfordshire for Robert Hakebeche knight, and of an undertaking by him under a pain of 500l., that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to John Littilbury knight or any of the people.
Memorandum of a like mainprise, mutatis mutandis, made by Edward duke of York, John Stanley, John Cheyny and John Lestraunge of Norffolk knights for John Littilbury knight, and of a like undertaking by him, in regard to Robert Hakebeche knight etc.
Membrane 8d.
James Bodekar citizen and merchant of Stetin, master of a ship sometime called the 'cogge' of Stetyn lately taken at sea by them of Baioun with goods and wares of his therein, to Bertrand de Lechagne citizen of Baioun, proctor of the mayor, échevins, jurats, consuls and commonalty of that city. Receipt and acquittance for 100l. English money to him assigned by the king, in part satisfaction and purchase of the said ship and wares, being a first payment of 300l. due, and paid by the said proctor in name of the mayor etc. Dated London, 4 July 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 July.
June 19.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order upon sight etc. to cause proclamation to be made, that Henry de Percy late earl of Northumberland and Thomas Bardolfe late lord Bardolfe shall before the quinzaine of St. John Baptist next appear in person and render themselves to the king in person, to answer concerning certain treasons against them declared in this parliament, under pain of conviction for the same, certifying in chancery the dates and places of such proclamation; as order is made in this parliament by the lords temporal, with advice and assent of the king, that proclamation be made throughout the realm for the said Henry and Thomas, and that if they shall appear they shall be put in custody until they may come before the king and the said lords to answer as aforesaid, and in case they shall not appear they shall be deemed convicted of the said treasons.
Like writs to singular the sheriffs throughout England.
[Fœdera.]