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Close Rolls, Henry IV: December 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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December 1405

Dec. 8.
Westminster.
To John Wodecoke mayor of the city of London and escheator therein. Order by advice of the council, after full deliberation, to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the castles, manors, lordships, lands, rents and possessions of Edward duke of York, and his goods and chattels, delivering to him any issues thereof levied, and the arrears to him due before the seizure thereof which were seized into the king's hand, that seizure notwithstanding, and although by advice and with assent of the council the king ordered John Hende, late mayor and escheator, to seize all castles, lands etc., and all goods and chattels of the duke in his bailiwick, and to safe keep such goods until further order, and the issues and profits of such castles, lands, rents etc. arising. By K. and C.
Like writs to the escheators in the following counties:
Norffolk and Suffolk.
Essex and Hertford.
Lincoln.
York.
Cumberland and Westmerland.
Kent and Middlesex.
Wiltesir.
Suthampton.
Somerset and Dorset.
Norhampton.
Roteland.
Dec. 17.
Westminster.
To John Hende late mayor of the city of London and escheator therein. Order to deliver up to the said duke the issues and profits taken after his arrest of his castles, lands etc., wherefrom the king has caused his hand to be removed, any seizure thereof notwithstanding, and although etc. (as above). By K. and C.
Like writs to the following:
John Lestraunge late escheator in Norffolk and Suffolk.
Richard Redemaun late escheator in Yorkshire.
Roland de Thornburgh late escheator in Cumberland and Westmerland.
John Meysham late escheator in Kent and Middlesex.
John Shipton late escheator in the county of Suthampton and Wiltesir.
John Caux late escheator in Somerset.
John Brounynge late escheator in Dorset.
John Cope late escheator in Norhamptonshire and Roteland.
Helmyng Leget escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire.
John Belle escheator in Lincolnshire.
Dec. 17.
Westminster.
To William Mitforde escheator in Northumberland. Order by advice of the council to deliver up to the said duke the rents, issues or profits taken after his arrest of his castles, lands etc., wherefrom the king has caused his hands to be removed, any seizure thereof notwithstanding. By K. and C.
Like writs to the late escheators in the following counties:
Robert Scot in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.
John Giffarde in Bedfordshire and Bukinghamshire.
Thomas Bekyngham in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
John ap Herry in Herefordshire.
Edward Lodelowe in Gloucestershire.
Dec. 17.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Northumberland. Order by advice of the council to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the castles, manors, lordships, lands etc. of the said duke seized by the escheator by virtue of his office or otherwise, or by the late escheator of his office, by virtue of a writ or other command of the king, or by colour of the duke's arrest, such seizure notwithstanding. By K. and C.
Like writs to the escheators in the following counties:
Cantebrigge and Huntingdon.
Bedford and Bukingham.
Oxford and Berkshire.
Hereford.
Gloucester.
To the treasurer of England. Order by advice of the council to deliver up to the said duke the goods and chattels which came to the treasurer's hands after the duke's arrest and are yet in his keeping. By K. and C.
Dec. 8.
Westminster.
To John Basynges late sheriff of Roteland. Order by advice of the council to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the castles, lands etc. of the said duke seized by the sheriff by virtue of his office, or otherwise by the late escheator, delivering to him any issues thereof levied, and the arrears to him due before the seizure which by virtue of the king's writ were seized, such seizure notwithstanding. By K. and C.
Membrane 35.
Dec. 5.
Westminster.
To the constable of the Tower of London and his lieutenant. Order to set free John Meneaux and John Counce, who are in the Tower by command of the king.
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
To John Harry escheator in Herefordshire. Order to give the abbot of Pershore seisin of one virgate of land in Southide called 'Shepenhouse' held by Thomas Hunte outlawed for felony; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the same was in his hand from Saturday the eve of St. James the Apostle 1 Henry IV until the date of that inquisition, that the escheators for the time being have meantime taken the issues and profits to the king's use, that no man had nor ought to answer for any waste thereof, for that neither on the day of that felony nor ever after was there house, wood or aught else upon the land whereof waste might be taken, and that the same is held of the said abbot.
Oct. 30.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Lincolnshire. Order, if by inquisition or otherwise assured that the same is not held of the king, to give Joan wife of John Fauconberge knight deceased livery of the manor of Whiten' and the issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Robert Tirwhit and John Barnaby the younger by virtue of a commission to them and Thomas Egmanton addressed, that Richard de Merske and Peter de Merske clerks gave that manor to the said knight and Joan and to the heirs male of their bodies, and that they were thereof seised according to the form of that gift. Proviso that if by such inquisition or otherwise it shall be found that the manor is held of the king, he shall keep the same in the king's hand until further order, that in the mean time the king may take the homage and fealty of the said Joan, or her fealty only.
To the escheator in Norhamptonshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manors of Rethirsthrope and Pateshulle; as it is found by inquisition, taken before William Thirnyng and William de Danby by virtue of a commission to them and John Bray, that on Saturday after the Assumption 5 Henry IV by deed shewn to the jurors Robert de Flynthalgh clerk gave those manors, by name of the manor of Rethirsthrope and all lands, rents and services in Patteshulle, Ayuescot, Barlescot, Descot, Farnyngho, Potecot, Lychebarowe, Maydefelde, Tyffelde, Gayton, Heppewelle and Preston, which lands etc. make up the manor of Pateshulle, to the said John Fauconberge and Joan and to the heirs male of their bodies, and that all tenants of those manors attorned tenants to them.
To the escheator in Bedfordshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning 59s. of rent in Kardyngton issuing from eight messuages, four virgates of land and one cottage there now held by Maud Wake; as it is found by inquisition, taken before John Cokayn and William Cothirstoke by virtue of a commission to them and John Hervy, that on 27 May 5 Henry IV Robert de Flynthalgh was seised of that rent, and by charter gave it (among other things) to the said John Fauconberge and Joan and to the heirs male of their bodies, by name of all his lands, rents and services in Bedfordshire.
Oct. 2.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to take the fealty of Guy Whitynton, and to give him and Cicely his wife seisin of the lands in Hertforde hereinafter mentioned, held of the late earl of Stafforde, but to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with those in Ebbeley and Nategrave, delivering up any issues taken of these last; as it was found by inquisition, of his office taken before Robert de Whitynton the late king's escheator, that Thomas de Rodbergh was seised (among other things) of the manor of Rodbergh and of divers lands etc. in Throp, Hertforde, Ebbeley and Nategrave, that the said manor was held of the late king by knight service as of the manor of Munchenhampton, which was of the alien abbess of Caen and was by that king granted during the war to Thomas duke of Gloucester, that the lands in Throp were held by knight service of Roger de Mortuo Mari earl of March, then a minor in ward of that king, those in Hertforde by knight service of William earl of Stafforde then a minor in ward of that king, those in Ebbeley by knight service of Reynold Cobham and Eleanor his wife in her right, and those in Nategrave by knight service of Henry late bishop of Worcester, and that Richard (now deceased) son of John Brounynge and of Agnes his wife, daughter of William Rodbergh brother of the said Thomas, was his cousin and next heir, and was within age; and by another inquisition, taken before Robert Poyns late escheator, it was found that the said Richard died seised of a messuage, three virgates of hill land and 3 acres of meadow in Herteforde, held by knight service of William earl of Stafforde (who is dead) then a minor in ward of the late king, and after of Edmund earl of Stafforde (likewise deceased) who was of full age, of the manor of Rodberugh held of the late king and now of the king in socage as of the manor of Munchynhampton, namely by rendering 20s. a year and convoying the treasure of the said abbess from Munchynhampton to Suthampton for all service, of eight messuages, one carucate of hill land, two water mills, 5 acres of meadow, 3 acres of wood and 30s. of rent in Thorp held of the late earl of March in socage, namely by the service of holding the earl's halimote of Byselegh upon reasonable summons and now by the same service of Edward Cherlton and Eleanor countess of March his wife in her right, and that Cicely daughter of John Brounynge, lately within age is sister and next heir of the said Richard for that he died without issue; and the said Guy, who has taken her to wife, and the said Cicely after submitted in chancery that at the date of the first inquisition the manor of Rodebergh was held of the late king in socage, and the premises in Throp of the late earl in socage, and are now held in socage of the king and of the said Edward and Eleanor respectively as by the first (sic) inquisition supposed, without that that at the date aforesaid or ever after the same were held by knight service as by the said first inquisition supposed, craving livery thereof out of the king's hands; and the record and process of the cause in chancery between the king and them being sent for debate before the king, and proclamation made for any who would give information for the king, or challenge the jurors of an inquisition to be taken before the king, when no man appeared, it was [found] by that inquisition, whereupon Thomas Couele suing for the king and the said Guy and Cicely put themselves, that the said manor and the premises in Throp are held in socage as by the later inquisition supposed, and not by knight service as by the first inquisition, even as the said Guy and Cicely alleged, and it was determined that the king's hand should be removed and livery given them thereof, and on 13 February 5 Henry IV the king commanded that to be done; and the said Guy and Cicely have proved the age of the said Cicely before the escheator.
Dec. 17.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriff of Bristol. Order to spend his power to the end that a barge called the 'Seint George' of Noe in Galicia, Peter Alfonso master, and the wine therein laded or the value thereof be delivered or paid to John Fernandes of Santiago merchant thereof, according to the agreement between him and John Stevenes of Bristol and other merchants there; as the king is informed that they bought of him certain tuns of wine laded in the said barge for 5 marks the tun. By p.s. [4637.]
Nov. 25.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Wiltesir. Order in presence of Peter Walbere and Thomas de la Croys, to whom the king has granted the ward of all lands of John Dauntesey knight, to assign dower to Elizabeth who was wife of the said John, and of whom the king has taken an oath etc.
Membrane 34.
Nov. 13.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Berkshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with five messuages, 80 acres of land and 4 acres of meadow, delivering to John Yorke any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by John Wilicotes late escheator, that Clarice Yorke late the wife of Richard Wyndessore at her death held the same of others than the king as jointly enfeoffed with John Yorke her son, to them and their heirs.
To the escheator in Worcestershire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors and advowsons of Strengesham and Puppleton, delivering to Elizabeth late the wife of John Russell any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at his death the said John held the same as jointly enfeoffed with her by gift of Robert Russell and Richard Willom to them and their issue, and that the same are held of others than the king.
Nov. 5.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to give Gerard Sothille, Nicholas Tebbe of Normanby and John and Richard sons of the said Nicholas livery of a tenement and 48 acres of land in Haytheby, Theleby, Derby and Normanby co. Lincoln, and the issues thereof taken; as in a cause in chancery between them and Robert Hathelsey of Normanby concerning the premises, by advice of the justices, serjeants at law and others of the council learned in the law it was determined that letters patent thereof made to the said Robert should be revoked, and restitution made to the said Gerard and the others.
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Kent. Order to give Salomon Fresthorp, William Cave and John Mayhewe seisin of 40 acres of land in Strode and Frendesbery held by Nicholas Reyner of Strode outlawed in a plea of debt at suit of Richard Twydele; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Nicholas Reyner died 2 September last, that by reason of his outlawry the issues and profits of that land were seized into the king's hands on Monday after the Nativity of the Virgin 3 Henry IV, and that answer is yet made to the king for the same, that the said Nicholas held that land to him and his heirs before 20 August last, when he made a feoffment thereof to the said Salomon and the others to his own use, by name of all lands, rents and services which he then had in Kent, and that it is held of others than the king.
Dec. 1.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Gloucestershire. Order in presence of Lewis Grevylle, son and heir of William Grevylle of Campeden and of full age, to assign to Edward Benstede and Joan his wife, who was wife of the said William, dower of her husband's lands; as for a fine paid in the hanaper by Edward Benstede the king has pardoned his trespass in taking the said Joan to wife, and her trespass in marrying him without licence of the king.
Dec. 8.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order to pay to Edward now duke of York, son and heir of Edmund the late duke, what is in arrear since 25 February 5 Henry IV of 400l. a year, and all arrears since the late duke's death, the seizure of the lands and goods of the now duke notwithstanding; as by letters patent of that date, with assent of the lords spiritual and temporal in the parliament holden that year, the king granted to the now duke and to the heirs male of his father's body 400l. a year in the said port and 289l. 6s. 8d. in the port of London and the arrears aforesaid, to be taken of the customs upon wool, hides and woolfells in those ports; and by advice of the council the king lately ordered Richard Redemaun then escheator in Yorkshire to seize into his hand all castles, lands, rents and possessions, and all goods and chattels of the now duke, and to safe keep those goods and the issues and profits of his lands etc. until further order; but now after full deliberation with advice of the council he has ordered the now escheator there to remove his hand from the lands, goods etc. seized by authority of the former writ, and to deliver to the duke any issues thereof levied, and the arrears to him due before that seizure which were likewise seized. By K. and C.
Et erat patens.
To the collectors of customs in the port of London. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the 289l. 6s. 8d. in that port above mentioned. By K. and C.
Et erat patens.
Dec. 18.
Westminster.
To the bailiff of the liberty of the abbot of Westminster. Order to receive Henry Byrton, whom Henry Wynchestre dean of Mallynge shall deliver to him on behalf of the king, and to keep him in custody until further order.
Dec. 24.
Westminster.
To lord Grey. Order, upon petition of Elizabeth wife of Thomas Roche the king's esquire, if assured that by deliverance of Llewelyn White and Madok ap Howell Hir in his custody, and Howell Hir and David Deo in custody of the constable of Huntyngdoun castle, her husband may and ought to be set free, to set the said Llewelyn and Madok free, if imprisoned for rebellion and for no other cause, and if there be no reasonable cause wherefore that ought not to be done; as her petition shews that her husband is taken by the Welsh rebels in the wars within the county of Pembroke, and is put in great duress and distress so that his life is despaired of, and that by deliverance of the said Llewelyn and the others he may be set free. By K.
To the constable of Huntyndoun castle. Like order to set free the said Howell and David. By K.