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Close Rolls, Henry IV: November 1406

Pages 159-163

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

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November 1406

Membrane 33.
Nov. 25.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Devon for election of a coroner instead of Nicholas Speccot, who is insufficiently qualified.
Nov. 4.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Somerset for election of a verderer in Selewode forest instead of Henry Mountfort, who is dead.
Like writ in regard to Edmund Flory.
Nov. 16.
Westminster.
To the justices of assize in Yorkshire. Order, upon petition of the plaintiffs, to proceed in an assize of novel disseisin concerning the manor of Hesille by John Usflete of Gunnays and Margaret his wife arraigned against Henry Forster of Hesille and Robert Elande of Doncastre, the allegation of the said Henry notwithstanding, so that they proceed not to rendering of judgment without advising the king; as the plaintiffs have shewn that the said Henry appeared in person, and Robert Elande came not, but Ralph Forster answered for him as his bailiff, averring that he did them no wrong nor disseisin, that the said Henry as tenant thereof alleged that the king granted the manor to him and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to the king and his heirs, wherefore he took it that the justices would not proceed without advising the king, craving aid of the king, and that the justices have deferred to proceed.
Nov. 9.
Westminster.
To John Delves escheator in Staffordshire. Order to give the next friends of Joan, Alice and Margaret daughters of Henry Herville to whom the inheritance may not descend livery of the manor of Wednesbury, and the issues thereof taken, but to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with 40 acres of land, 20 acres of wood and 10s. of rent in Tybynton, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at his death the said Henry held that manor of the king by the service of rendering 20s. a year at the exchequer by the sheriff's hands, and the said land, wood and rent of Hugh Burnell knight in socage, and that the said Joan aged four years, Alice aged two, and Margaret aged one are his next heirs.
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Great Jernemuth. Order, upon petition of Richard Frenssh citizen of London, if he shall find security that he shall bring to London and nowhere else 70 'chaldres' of coal and 4½ dozen of 'gryndestones' in a ship called the 'Laurence' of Westcaple in Holland, Martin Maklore master, arrested at Kirkeley Rode, to dearrest the said ship, coal etc. if the ship was arrested for service of the king, and the contents not at suit of the king or any other, suffering the same to be brought to London; as the petitioner has shewn that Robert Hibbourne of Newcastle upon Tyne his host did with his money buy the coal and 'gryndestones' at Newcastle to his use, and did therewith lade the said ship to be taken to London, and that as it came from Newcastle the ship was driven by a storm to Kirkeley Rode, and was there straightway arrested for service of the king; to the utter ruin of the petitioner if the king succour him not. By C.
Membrane 32.
Nov. 18.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Somerset. Order to take the fealty of Robert Louell, in his presence and the presence of Elizabeth his wife and of Henry Lescrope knight, who has taken to wife Philippa one of the daughters of Guy de Briene the younger, or of their attorneys, to make a partition of the lands hereinafter mentioned into two equal parts, and to give the said Robert and Elizabeth seisin of her purparty, keeping the purparty of the said Philippa in the king's hand until further order; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Richard Virgo the late king's escheator, that Philip Briene knight at his death held in chief by knight service the manor of Faleys, Frome Branche and Wodelond members thereof, and the hundred of Frome, and that the said Philippa and another daughter of the said Guy his elder brother were his next heirs, and then within age; and by another inquisition, taken before Robert Grey late escheator, that the said other daughter is called and known by the baptismal name Elizabeth; and Robert Louell, who has taken the said Elizabeth to wife, has proved her age, and for 2 marks paid in the hanaper the king has respited until the feast of the Purification next his homage due by reason of issue between him and Elizabeth begotten.
Dec. 1.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Cambridgeshire. Order to give John Cyfrewast, son of John Cyfrewast knight, seisin of the third part of a toft, of 103 acres of land and of a water mill in Badburgham, and a third part of 17 acres of land there; as it is found by inquisition, taken before John Moor late escheator, that Katherine who was wife of the said knight at her death held the said third parts in dower of her husband's lands, that all are held of others than the king, and that John his son is his next heir, and of full age; and the late king took his homage and fealty for all the lands of his father.
To the escheator in Bukinghamshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the third part of a yearly rent of 10s. in Chesham issuing from certain lands which Robert Bardolfe knight and Anne his wife held of the said John by knight service, that rent being held of the king by knight service, as found by inquisition taken before John Boys late escheator.
Membrane 31.
Nov. 22.
Westminster.
To the keepers of the passage in the port of London, Dovorre or Sandewich. Order to suffer brother Philip Whitcote of Stodeley canon, who with licence of the king is journeying to the court of Rome, to pass thither in one of those ports, any former command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding, so that he take with him nought to the prejudice of the king or realm.
Nov. 27.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Sussex for election of a coroner instead of Thomas White, who is insufficiently qualified.
Like order to the sheriff of Surrey in regard to Thomas Stoghton.
Nov. 26.
Westminster.
Like order to the sheriff of Sussex in regard to Thomas Preston.
Nov. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to take of John Newelee (Newele) security that he shall be ready to stand to right in case any man will hereafter proceed against him, and to set him free from the city prison; as lately the king ordered the sheriffs to have the prisoner in chancery at a day past, and the cause of his imprisonment, that the king might view the said cause and deal according to law and to the law and custom of the realm for his deliverance; and they returned that, by name of John Newlyn, he was taken in the city of London and kept in custody by order of John Wodecoke late mayor for particular causes before him pending; and the said mayor appeared in person in chancery, and declared the cause to be that the prisoner offered for sale as pure a lump of silver which was not pure nor sufficient.
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
To Robert Claydoun the king's clerk, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order without taking the great fee for the great seal to deliver to Richard Redman knight letters patent made at his request, being the exemplification of the enrolment of a charter whereby King John granted to Warin fitz Ger[ald] and his heirs a warren at Harewude co. York, and a fair there to last three days. By K.
Nov. 10.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Northumberland. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with two burgages in Alnewyke and divers lands in Lyham, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as for particular causes the king ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore he took into the king's hand the lands of Alexander Blenkensop in Lyham and Alnewyke, and he returned that he so took the premises for that it was found by inquisition, before him taken of his office, that on the day he was beheaded at Berewyk for rebellion the said Alexander was thereof seised for life by demise of Alan Strother, with reversion to the said Alan and his heirs, and took the profits thereof until the aforesaid day, and that the same are held of the baron de Vescy; and the king reckons that seizure of no force.
Dec. 7.
Westminster.
To William Thirnyng, John Cokayn, Hugh Huls, Thomas Lucy knight, William Palmer, Thomas Crue, William Boteller of Yatton and William Lee, appointed on 6 July last justices, the said William Thirnyng, John or Hugh being one, to make inquisition in Warwickshire concerning felonies, manslaughters, murders, rapes, trespasses, oppressions, maintenances, confederacies, wrongdoings, damages, grievances, unlawful assemblies and extortions whatsoever there committed, by whom, when and how, and all the circumstances, and to hear and determine the same at suit of the king or of any other. Order by advice of the council with all speed to hear and determine indictments before them whatsoever which are not yet determined; as now the king has information that certain indictments long since made before the said Hugh, William Palmer and William Lee are not yet determined. By C.
Membrane 30.
Nov. 29.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Bedfordshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a messuage and appurtenances in Bedeforde; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by John Boys late escheator, that the lands taken into his hand by reason of the idiocy of Agnes Prat who is dead, daughter and heir of Adam Prat, are the said messuage, that the same is held of others than the king, and that Alice Prat sister of the said Adam is her next heir and of full age.
Nov. 5.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to make restitution and give Thomas Spofforde now abbot of St. Mary York livery of a piece of ground with building thereupon in the suburb of Lincoln now called the 'Blakmunkes,' wherein is a chapel dedicated to St. Mary Magdalene, with gardens, crofts, lands, rents and services adjacent, and the issues thereof taken since he was thrust out; as in a cause in chancery concerning the same between the said abbot and William de Ludyngton and Robert Gare, the premises having been held of the king in burgage by one Rumfar by the service of 1d., a year, by advice of the justices, serjeants at law and others of the council learned in the law it is determined that the king's letters patent granting the keeping thereof to the defendants shall be revoked, and the abbot restored to possession, with the issues aforesaid.
Nov. 22.
Westminster.
To the customers etc. Order [to suffer] Nicholas Caraffa knight and Marcellus de Strociis doctor of laws, ambassadors of the pope, without custom [to pass] with five and thirty servants in their company, horses, property and harness, taking twelve silver cups, as many gilt covers, four ewers silver gilt, and twelve silver cups with two silver covers. By K.
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
To Robert Claydoun the king's clerk keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order without taking any fee for the great seal to deliver to Richard lord Gray the king's chamberlain letters patent whereby the king has granted to him and his heirs two inns in the parish of St. Anne within 'Ardrichegate' ward within, which were of Henry de Percy son of Henry de Percy earl of Northumberland, with shops, solars, closets, gardens etc. thereto pertaining. By K.
Nov. 23.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Surrey. Order to give Robert Bernarde and Margaret his wife seisin of all lands of Simon Worstede, son and heir of Isabel sister of Thomas Dolsille and one of the cousins and heirs of Edward Dolsille son and heir of Thomas, all lands of John atte Pantrie and Agnes his wife, daughter of Joan sister of Thomas Dolsille, and such lands of that heritage as were held in dower or for life by Joan who was wife of Thomas Dolsille; as the said Robert, who took to wife Margaret daughter and heir of the said John and Agnes, and cousin and heir of Joan and Alice daughters and heirs of the said Simon, proved her age before John Gravesende late escheator, and the king has taken his fealty, the said Joan and Alice daughters of Simon having died within age and in ward of the late king.
To the escheator in Kent. Like order, the said Robert having proved his wife's age in Surrey.