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Close Rolls, Henry IV: July 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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July 1406

July 13.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against the executors or heirs of Thomas Watton, by the late king appointed with others to make inquisition in Northumberland whether Henry de la Vale knight died seised of any manors or lands there held in chief in his demesne as of fee or as jointly enfeoffed with Joan his wife or no, and whether John Sayton chaplain by charter gave such manors and lands to Robert de la Vale knight and to the heirs male of his body, or against the tenants of the lands of the said Thomas, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission was not delivered to him in his life time, as William Cheseman has made oath in chancery.
July 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas in favour of John Blancharde, and order by mainprise of John Botheby of Middlesex, John Page of London 'skynner,' John Godegrome 'skynner' and William Pryke 'armurer,' both of London, to set him free, if taken; as they have mainperned in chancery that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Isabel Swyneshede.
July 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of taking of Thomas Bryght 'bocher' and John Edward any security for keeping the peace toward Thomas Yonge 'bocher,' and order by mainprise of John Freman 'bocher,' Thomas Lyndesey, Roger Malpas 'draper' and Adam Salter 'glover' of London to set free Thomas Bryght and John Edward, if taken.
July 9.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Richard Rede apprentice of the law, Thomas Floure of London 'taillour,' William Pecche and William Donyour, both of London, in favour of Thomas Glanton in regard to Walter Barker of London 'skynner.'
July 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Robert Bridlyngton, William Leeke of Yorkshire, John Chirche of Kent, and Thomas Kydenden of Hertfordshire, in favour of Richard Marsshall clerk in regard to John Warde 'barbour.'
July 7.
Westminster.
To the justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Ralph Snelleston of Cheshire, Hugh Angylsey 'tayllour,' Thomas Hore 'bocher' and John Smyth 'cordewaner' of Middlesex, in favour of Martin Beaumer 'cordwaner' in regard to Robert Averey 'cordwaner.'
July 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Sadeler of Charrynge 'dyer,' Stephen Wilkyn of Chelchithe, Robert Smyth of Charrynge, each of Middlesex, and John Eccleston of London, in favour of Walter Richard 'cordewaner,' John Wayte 'skynner,' Patrick Loghe 'bruer' and John Treloscan 'bruer' in regard to Robert Averey 'cordwaner.'
July 5.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, in favour of Richard Felde 'clokmaker,' John Arkenden 'webbe,' Henry Birche 'cordwaner' and John Kyteley 'cordewaner' in regard to Robert Averey 'cordwaner.'
July 1.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Westminster of the abbot of Westminster. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Sparke citizen and tailor of London, Thomas Holt of Bedfordshire, John Sutton of London and Robert Tutlowe of Essex, in favour of Thomas Sparke in regard to Nicholas Hampton 'pulter' and Thomas Kentbury.
July 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Richard Caraunt 'taillour,' John Farnburgh 'cofferere,' John Thurslee 'poyntmaker' and Simon Tokynton 'poyntmaker,' all of London, in favour of John Everdoun 'cofferere' in regard to John Domagode.
July 14.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against William Roucestre, appointed with others to make inquisition in Somerset what lands of Thomas late earl of Kent and John earl of Salisbury deceased are concealed and withheld, by whom and how, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission came not to the said William's hands, as he has made oath in chancery.
July 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London: Writ of supersedeas in favour of Margery Cokeseye of Coventre, and order by mainprise of Roger Wotton and William Cnokkyn of Warwickshire, William Aleyn of Middlesex and Stephen Betteley to set her free, if taken at suit of John Wodecoke citizen and mercer of London and Dionysius Lopham of London, executors of Thomas Austyn citizen and mercer of London, for render of 100s.
July 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas omnino in favour of Philip Rous chaplain, and order by mainprise of Roger Hyllom of London 'taillour,' Robert Rolfe of Bedfordshire, and William Hamerton and John More of Middlesex to set him free, if taken in default of finding mainpernors upon an information that he purposed to pass to foreign parts in order to prosecute suits to the prejudice of the king and many of the people.
Membrane 7d.
June 14.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas, upon petition of Richard Kyngeston the king's clerk, treasurer of his household, in respect of their demand upon him to answer for the issues or farm of the lands of Eleanor countess of March in England, Wales and the march of Wales, and order to discharge him and his mainpernors; as by mainprise of John Elyngeham and Nicholas Blakbourne the king granted to the said Richard the ward thereof until the full age of the heir of Roger late earl of March, rendering at the exchequer the extent thereof; and the king after granted all her lands in England to the lord of Powys to farm, and those in Wales and the said march yet remain in the king's hands. By p.s. [4910].
June 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Writ of supersedeas omnino, by mainprise of John Tutham of Gudneston, John Baker of Wyngham, John Steven of Heroun and John Copyn of the isle of Tanet, in respect of taking of Thomas Bakere, Lora his wife, Lawrence Bakere, Richard Bakere and William Bakere of St. Lawrence in the said isle any security for keeping the peace at suit of Richard Cokelyn.
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 on the feast of St. Margaret next, 10 marks at Christmas following, 10 marks at Michaelmas following, and 10 marks at Michaelmas following, and that he shall not trouble John Mareys of Bradeforde by suit, plea, accusation, information or otherwise in any court of the king or elsewhere for the profits or issues taken of or in the lands etc. in Sutton Courtenay or elsewhere in England now or late of Roger Stanlake, son of Richard Stanlake. Dated 3 July 7 Henry IV. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 3 July.
Vacated, because cancelled with assent of the parties.
Adam Cokir knight to Mary who was wife of William Moigne knight, her heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands, rents and services in the parish of Bokelond co. Berkshire late of Thomas Alberton. Dated 20 June 7 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 July.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 40l., made in chancery 15 July this year by John Combe, Nicholas Ryngwode, Thomas Charleton and Thomas Glade of London for John Holborne parson of Acton, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to John Swelle or any of the people.
May 31.
Westminster.
Nicholas Alderwych and John Perian to John the king's son. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Condition for defeasance, in case Tanguy Castelle esquire of Brittany, prisoner of the king's said son, shall die a natural death before the Nativity of the Virgin next, not himself causing, procuring or compassing the same.
Memorandum that this recognisance was taken by the chancellor.
Cancelled on payment, witnessed and recorded by the chancellor.
July 1.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs and the aldermen of London. Order so to behave, and to take so discreet order as best they can and may, that no damage, grievance, oppression or mischief be done to aliens dwelling in that city and the suburbs thereof in their person or goods, and no disturbance or insurrection among the people thereof be caused by evildoers and breakers of the peace before the quinzaine of St. John Baptist or after, especially forasmuch as punishment and forfeiture for the same doth pertain to the king and to none other; and order to the sheriffs before Wednesday next to cause proclamation thereof to be made, that no evildoer or breaker of the peace may make ignorance an excuse, and to the aldermen, each in his ward, by taking inquisition or otherwise before that day to certify the king and council of the names of all aliens there dwelling, with the exceptions hereinafter mentioned, and of the value of their goods and chattels so far as it may be known; as in this parliament with assent of the lords spiritual and temporal at request of the commons it is agreed and ordered for the public advantage that all aliens, not lieges, shall avoid the realm or make fine with the king, except such as are made denizens before the first day of the parliament, or are instituted and inducted to benefices, Duchemen who are knights and esquires, their servants, such as are in the service of the king or of other lords, such as are 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 in a roll and proclaimed to avoid the realm should not be admitted to fine for their abode in England, and the king ordered the sheriffs to make proclamation that, with those exceptions, all aliens should depart before the quinzaine of St. John Baptist next, or should before that date be before the king and council under pain of forfeiture to make fine or to shew their age and infirmity; and now the king is informed that, although the forfeiture and punishment of all who ought so to make fine and by the said date have not come before him and the council so to do or to shew their age and infirmity ought to pertain to him only and to none other whatsoever, certain evildoers and breakers of the peace have confederated together after that date to gather in unlawful assemblies after the manner of an insurrection within the city and suburbs, purposing upon their own authority by coercion and threats against life and limb to inflict hurt, grievance, oppression and mischief upon great number of aliens there dwelling, who have not by that date avoided the realm, nor appeared as aforesaid to make fine or shew their age and infirmity, in contempt of the king, to his prejudice, and contrary to the peace; and his will is to guard against the hurt and peril which it is feared are like to arise thereby. By K. and C.
July 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Essex. Order to give notice to William de Storteforde canon of London, official of London and guardian of the spirituality of the bishopric during the vacancy of the see, to be in chancery in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next in order to shew cause wherefore there ought not to be a stay pending the appeal of John Hierde of Gynge Rauf of the diocese of London, and writ of supersedeas by mainprise of Henry Assheburne of Derbyshire, Adam Horbury of London 'clerke,' David Hereforde of Longefelde co. Kent and John Segerston of London; as at the request of the said canon, signifying that by his authority as ordinary John Hierde was excommunicated for contumacy, not willing to be justified by censure of the church, the king ordered the sheriff to justify him by his body until he should content holy church for his contempt and wrongdoing; but he has appealed to the papal see and for protection of the court of Canterbury, and is purposing to prosecute his appeal as he avers, and the king has given him the day aforesaid; and Henry Assheburne and the others have mainperned in chancery to have him at that day, and that he shall prosecute his appeal.
July 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Writ of supersedeas in favour of William Veysy 'corveser,' John Veysy 'corveser,' John Mede and William Stace 'smyth,' and order by mainprise of John Longynge of Sutton, John Sprever of Cobeham the younger and John atte Chambre of Kent and Walter Smyth of the town of Westminster 'taillour,' to set them free, if taken at suit of Alice Holdelonde for trespass.
Membrane 6d.
July 14.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of taking of Richard Freman any security for keeping the peace at suit of Roger Malpas citizen and 'draper' of London, and order by mainprise of Walter Welyngton, James Hokvale 'wexchaundeler,' Robert Clay 'draper' and Thomas Basset 'ferrour,' all of London, to set the said Richard free, if taken.
July 13.
Westminster.
To the same. (Like) writ, by mainprise of John Gedney, Andrew Derham of Middlesex, John Shrouesbury of Yorkshire 'heraud,' Philip Perfelde 'grocer' and Roland Clifton 'taverner,' both of London, in favour of John Stokes in regard to John Smert.
July 16.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas until three weeks after Michaelmas next, upon petition of Simon Blyant, in respect of their demand upon him, and upon other the occupiers of the manor of Hemnale in Hemnale co. Norffolk, 40s. of rent in Freton, Moryngthorp and 'Longestratton,' the manor of Cotton called Champayns, the manors in Cotton called Compayns and Yepeswyches, and in Thornham Pilcoke called 'Hemnaleshalle,' the manors of Skeyt in Wykham and of Aspale Stonham and the manor called Boles in Yakesle, co. Suffolk which were of Robert Hemnale knight to answer for the extent thereof and the said rent or the issues and profits from the death of the said knight until the same were taken into the king's hand; as by a mainprise the king committed the keeping of the same to James Andrewe and John Beauver so long as they should remain in his hand, rendering yearly the extent thereof; and now his petition shews that the said Simon was thereof seised, without that that the said Robert ever had any estate therein, that he continued his possession until unlawfully thrust out by colour of divers offices, of his office taken before John Lestraunge late escheator, which offices, and others taken before the said escheator and others, he offered to traverse, praying that the levy of such extents etc. be stayed pending his traverse thereof; and the king is aware that, if hereafter those offices shall be traversed, he ought to remove his hands from the said manors and rent and from the issues thereof.
July 8.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next in respect of their demand upon Maud de Veer countess of Oxford, the sheriff and escheator, and upon others whatsoever to answer for the issues and profits of the manor of 'Marketoverton' co. Roteland; as a plea concerning that manor is pending in chancery between the king and Henry late earl of Northumberland and the said countess, whether the same ought to pertain to the king or to them.
July 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas in favour of Walter Parkere, and order by mainprise of Richard Duke 'skynner,' Godfrey Reynald 'upholder,' John Dryver 'upholder' and Philip Maydenston 'draper,' all of London, to set him free, if taken; as they have mainperned in chancery that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Thomas Glanton.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 40l., made in chancery 9 July this year by John Chaunce, Stephen Ingelfeld, Reynold Dyer and Henry Baker of Essex for John Elot of Berkynge, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to John Doo.
Memorandum of a like mainprise, mutatis mutandis, under a pain of 20l., made 6 July by George Radcliffe of Lancashire, Robert de Strothir of Lincolnshire, Stephen Ferrour of Essex and William Ursewyke of Lancashire for John Doo in regard to John Elot.
July 26.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the peace in Bukinghamshire. Writ of supersedeas omnino, by mainprise of William Mathewe of Upton and Thomas Seybroke of Bukinghamshire, William Artre of Suthwerke and John White of Bristol, in respect of taking a second time of John Staunton of Burnham 'carpenter' any security for keeping the peace at suit of John Polney and William Noreys.
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, and order by mainprise of Thomas Punchardoun, William Stokesley, John Riche and Richard Wiche, all of London, to set free Roger Wyche, if taken at suit of Alice Rous.
July 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Christopher Brauncestre, Nicholas Merfelde, John Smyth, Richard Gerveys and Edward Bedesfelde of the town of Westminster, in favour of John Herteley and Stephen 'Jonservant Herteley' at suit of John Rowe.
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Baldry of London 'wever,' John White 'scryvener,' John Hethyngham 'draper' and John Moubray 'skynner,' in favour of Trudana otherwise called Gertrude de Gelderlande, Anthony Gasco 'taverner' and Peter 'Gascoisservant taverner' at suit of William Lodelowe chaplain.
Aug. 16.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the peace in Kent. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Randolf 'skynner,' John Rounde, both of London, Richard Bokestede of Suthwerke 'carpenter' and Thomas William of Hadelowe by Tonebrigge co. Kent, in favour of Reynold Dyne of Kemsynge at suit of William Tippynge of Sele.
Aug. 13.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ. mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Ocle of London 'malemaker,' John Maycote of Kent, John Pryne 'carpenter' and William Gillyng 'taillour,' both of London, in favour of William atte Hothe of London 'tymbermonger' in regard to Thomas Coppyng or any of the people.
July 26.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas in respect of any process against Edmund Arnolde late mayor of Dertemuth and John Forthe, appointed with others to take information by inquisitions if need be or otherwise at their discretion concerning the names of all who took a ship called 'le Marie' of Danske in Prucia at sea with the gear thereof, and victuals, harness, artillery and other goods to no small value, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission came never to the hands of the said Edmund and John, as they have made oath in chancery.
July 30.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norffolk. Writ of supersedeas in favour of William Takker of Lenne 'sherman,' and order by mainprise of John Upton 'sherman,' John Nongle 'hosyer' and Peter de Beke 'taillour,' each of the city of London, and John Mapelton of Derbyshire to set him free, if taken at suit of the king and Simon Hotoft for admitting to his service and retaining Richard Haverille, who left the service of the said Simon at Bishops Lenne before the term agreed.
Membrane 5d.
June 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of Richard Broune 'baker,' Guy Terry 'baker,' John Walpole 'Salter,' Thomas Coffyn 'baker,' William Arnolde 'baker,' Roger Jakette 'baker,' John Ruttour 'barbour,' all of London, John Honymuth 'baker,' Philip Philipp 'fisshemonger,' Richard Edirsette of London 'brewer,' and Baldwin Laurencesoun 'brewer,' William Colle 'skynner,' Thomas Ratclyf 'piebaker,' all of London, Richard Nobull 'ferrour,' John Penale 'baker' and Robert Newebury 'cordewaner,' both of London, to set free John Parker, Nicholas Patyn and John Hobelle citizens of London, if taken, dearresting and delivering to them all goods and chattels of theirs arrested while their appeal is pending without debate, notwithstanding the writ hereinafter recited; as in a cause in the court of chivalry between Idonea Hert, pretending to be executrix of Robert Greneaere knight, and William Hert citizen and 'baker' of London for a debt of 231 marks by reason of a contract made by way of arms at Bordeaux, the constable's representative pronounced sentence, unlawfully it was said, against the defendant for 106l. 13s. 4d. and costs, taxed at 74l. 6s. 2d., and upon an appeal to him the king gave commission to Master John Barnet, Master Adam Huske doctors of laws, Master Dionysius Lopham clerk and certain other commissaries to hear and proceed in that appeal, and further to proceed in the principal cause, with writ of aid addressed to the constable and marshal and their representatives, and to all officers, ministers and his liege subjects concerned; and they proceeding accordingly pronounced the appeal abandoned, condemning the appellant in 22 marks costs, sending their sentence to John the king's son constable of England, and certifying that he might send the first sentence for execution the appeal notwithstanding; and for that the plaintiff departed this life before execution thereof, and by will made a bequest of the cause to Master John Fynchyngfelde and of all incidents thereupon depending, and all sums of money thereof arising, and the legatee made himself a party in court by virtue thereof, the constable's representative decreed that the defendant, if alive, and if not John Parker and the others his sureties, should have warning and be cited to appear in court at Westminster at a set day and shew cause wherefore execution ought not to be made; and at that day it was certified in court that he was dead, and that his said sureties were so cited, and when they appeared not the said representative at the instance of John Fynchyngfelde, reckoning them as contumacious, decreed that the first sentence with costs in the principal cause and the second sentence for costs should be put in execution against them, a levy made upon their goods and chattels, and their bodies arrested if need be, and put in custody until due satisfaction should be made; and although at suit of John Fynchyngfelde, submitting that the said sureties are citizens of London and there dwell, and that the sheriffs refused to obey the command to them addressed or to put the same in execution without special command of the king by reason of certain liberties granted to the sheriffs and citizens of London, by colour whereof the same was yet unexecuted, the king did command the sheriffs to execute the same, appeal was made by the said sureties, and the king gave commission to Arnald Savage, John Wiltshire knights, Master Thomas Felde dean of Hereforde and certain other commissaries to hear and proceed in their appeal, and to proceed in the principal cause, and Richard Broune and the others above named have mainperned in chancery, under pain of the sums adjudged as aforesaid, that the said sureties shall prosecute their appeal, and that if the said sentences be affirmed they shall pay those sums or give up the sureties to prison again.
Aug. 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Toupe, Nicholas Geddyng, both of Algerkirke, John Quappelade and John Nicolson, both of Fossedyke, in favour of John Milner of Leverton at suit of John Broune of Leverton for trespass.
July 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Essex. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of John Reymys of Essex, William Goldyng of Wiltesir clerk, Richard Coggeshale of Essex and Robert Newenton of Wiltesir to set free Walter Bourde of Hiestre and Walter Elyot, if taken at suit of the king and William Canoun of Brendewode against Walter Bourde for admitting Walter Elyot to his service contrary to the ordinance, and against Walter Elyot for leaving the service of William Canoun at Brendewode before the term agreed.
July 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Shipton and Philip Glover of the county of Suthampton, William Flete of Lincolnshire and John Derynge of Middlesex, in favour of William Blake, Anselm Spicer, John Stevenes of Surrey now deceased (defunctum) it is said, and Juliana who was wife of William Oldfrende, executors of William Oldfrende of Sowthampton, at suit of John Derlynge and Edmund Bys of London for detinue of 14l.
July 27.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of taking of John Cursoun of London 'pewetrer' any security for keeping the peace toward Cuthbert Baschirche, and order by mainprise of Henry Coluorde 'pewetrer,' Nicholas Soulton 'armorer' both of the parish of St. Augustine, John Drusley 'armorer' and John Bolour 'taillour,' all of London, to set John Cursoun free, if taken.
July 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of Thomas Walshale of London 'taillour,' Thomas Webbe of Shorne co. Kent, John Stephen and Robert Tebaude, both of Shorne, to set free John Maxstoke of Shorne, if taken at suit of William de Courte for trespass.
July 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bukingham. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Mathewe of Upton and Thomas Seybroke of Bukinghamshire, William Artre of Suthwerk and John White of Bristol, in favour of John Staunton the elder and John Staunton the younger at suit of Agnes Scones of Dornay.
Aug. 12.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Mauntell of Norhamptonshire, Robert Wanlynge of London 'barbour,' Geoffrey Coke 'fleccher' and John Gardyner 'cordewaner,' both of London, in favour of Ralph Sheffe of Bokelonde at suit of John Piers for debt.
Aug. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Oxford. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Yorke of Staffordshire, William Walcote of Wiltesir, Peter Sparke of London 'girdeler' and Thomas Treydegolde of Notynghamshire, in favour of John Coghelle of Watlyngton at suit of John Motehalle and Richard Coughewelle, executors of Baldwin Berforde knight, for render of 53s. 4d.
Membrane 4d.
Memorandum that on 16 July this year Thomas Longley clerk chancellor of England with his own hand delivered to Lawrence Merbury knight chancellor of Ireland a writ returnable in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next to distrain Robert Mounteyn bishop of Meath in Ireland to grant John Hertilpole the king's clerk a yearly pension, which the bishop is bound to render by reason of his new creation, until he shall provide the said clerk with a benefice.
July 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order to give notice to Th. archbishop of Canterbury to be in chancery in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next in order to shew cause wherefore there ought not to be a stay pending the appeal of Thomas atte Mille of the city of Canterbury, writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of John Vache of Middlesex, John Sadeler 'dyere' of Westminster, John Pycarde of 'Seynt Jonestrete brewer' and Richard Sutton of Middlesex to set the appellant free, if taken; as at the request of the archbishop, signifying that by his authority as ordinary the said Thomas was excommunicated for contumacy, not willing to be justified by censure of the church, the king ordered the sheriff to justify him by his body until he should content holy church for his contempt and wrongdoing; but he has appealed to the papal see and for protection of the court of Canterbury, and is prosecuting his appeal as he says, and the king has given him the day aforesaid; and John Vache and the others have mainperned in chancery to have him there at that day, and that he shall prosecute his appeal.
July 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Thomas Kentbury 'masoun,' Thomas Nightyngale 'taverner,' Thomas Totesham 'taillour' and Richard Knap 'taillour,' each of the town of Westminster, in favour of Nicholas Slake clerk at suit of Roger Wangforde citizen and draper of London for debt.
July 30.
Westminster.
To the same. Writ of supersedeas omnino in favour of Henry Taverner, and order by mainprise of Robert Markley of London, John Irland, William Roos and Walter Brigge of Lincolnshire to set him free, if taken at suit of Thomas Maunselle for debt.
July 17.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas in respect of their demand upon Thomas Erpyngham knight to answer or account for the extent of the manors of Little Framyngham, Suthfelde and Fornsete co. Norffolk since the death of Thomas Moubray earl marshal, and order thereof to discharge him and his mainpernors, the escheators and others whatsoever; as by mainprise of John Sloleye clerk and John Alderforde of Norffolk on 8 August last the king committed to the said knight the keeping of those manors, which came to the king's hands by forfeiture of the earl marshal, from his death so long as they should remain in the king's hand, rendering the extent thereof or such rent as might be agreed between the treasurer and him; and those letters patent were given up in chancery and cancelled by order of the council, and the enrolment thereof likewise, and by other letters patent under the same date the king committed to him by a mainprise the keeping of the manors of Little Framyngham and Suthfelde from the death of Thomas Moubray so long as they shall remain in the king's hand, rendering at the exchequer 67l. 8s. 10d. a year, namely for the manor of Suthfelde 35l. and for the manor of Little Framyngham 32l. 8s. 10d., and the same day by other letters patent committed to William Rees and James Billyngforde by another mainprise the keeping of the manor of Fornsete, rendering 60l. a year at the exchequer. Proviso that every year Thomas Erpyngham shall answer to the king for the manors of Little Framingham and Suthfelde, and the said William and James for the farm of 60l. for the manor of Fornsete.
Aug. 4.
Westminster.
To Hugh Huls, William Attilburgh mayor of Coventre, Thomas Purfrey and John Egeston, lately appointed justices with them that the king joined with them to take an assize of novel disseisin concerning tenements in Coventre, by John Northwode of Coventre, Nicholas Dudley, William Dilcoke one of the bailiffs of Coventre, John Wymundeswolde of Coventre, John Happesforde chaplain and William Hampton chaplain arraigned against Thomas de Meryngton of Little Lalleforde, Margery his wife and William Happesforde of Coventre 'hosyer' and Margery his wife. Writ of supersedeas until further order.
July 31.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Surrey. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Kent, John Andrewe, John Ferrour and John William, all of Suthwerke, in respect of taking of Edmund Welles and Emmot his wife any security for keeping the peace at suit of John Dodyngton and Emmot his wife, Robert Halle and Alexander Skynner of Suthwerke or any of the people, and order thereby to set the said Edmund and his wife free, if taken.
Thomas Prudaunce citizen and mercer of London, to Simon Bernewelle citizen and mercer, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manor of Dakenhames, all lands called Cokereles in the town of Haverynge atte Boure co. Essex, and all lands called the 'Nethirhalle' in Reyndoun and Nasyngge, all which the said Simon and Thomas had jointly by feoffment of John Organ sometime citizen and mercer of London. Dated London, 1 January 4 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 August this year.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 100l., made in chancery [ (fn. 1) ] this year by Lewis Johns (Johannis), Thomas Walsyngham, Thomas Dylkes and Henry Parker of London vintners for John Frelande of London 'vyneter,' and of an undertaking by him under a pain of 200l., that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to any of the people.
Also of a like mainprise, mutatis mutandis, that day made by John Freland, Lewis Johns, Thomas Walsyngham and Thomas Dylkes for Henry Parker, and a like undertaking by him.

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