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Close Rolls, Henry IV: March 1407

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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 1407

Membrane 19.
March 1.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. Order to give Richard de Bello Campo now earl of Warrewyk seisin of the manor of Kybworth co. Leycester and the manor of Lodbrokes in Thoneworth co. Warrewyke, the other manors, knights' fees and advowsons hereinafter mentioned; as it is found by inquisitions, taken before the escheator, that by fine levied in the late king's court with his licence Margaret who was wife of Thomas de Bello Campo earl of Warrewyk at her death was seised in fee tail of the manor of Kybworth by grant of John Say and others to the earl and her and to the heirs of their bodies, and of the manor of Lodbroke by like gift of Thomas Aldebury clerk, that the said Richard, who is of full age, is their son and heir, that she held in dower of his heritage in Warwickshire the manors of Berkeswelle and Lyghthurne, one knight's fee in Amynton held by William de Clynton knight, the moiety of one knight's fee in Moxhulle held by Ellen de Arderne, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Wygynshulle held by the heir of Ralph de Wylyngton, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Whytacre held by the heir of John Pecche, the moiety of one knight's fee in Ilmedoun likewise held by the said heir, one knight's fee in Wetyngton held by William lord of Asteley, the moiety of one knight's fee in Scheldoun held by Richard Arundell knight, the moiety of one knight's fee in Corley held by William de Bello Campo knight, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Barton held by William Ranys and John de Clynton, the moiety of one knight's fee in Chorlecote held by the heir of John de Mountfort, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Bettlesworth held by Thomas Archer, one knight's fee in Wormeleghton held by the heir of John Harecourt, one knight's fee in Pylardyngton held by the heir of John de Thornebury knight, the moiety of one knight's fee in Wynterton held by the heir of lord le Despenser, one knight's fee in Whytchirche held by the heir of Peter de Monte forti, one knight's fee in Wellesburne held by the said heir, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Hodenhull Bruyz held by the prioress of Nonneton, the twentieth part of one knight's fee in Bilney held by the abbot of Combe, one knight's fee in Asteley and Milverton held by the heir of Nicholas de Asteley, the moiety of one knight's fee in Merston held by the said heir, the sixth part of one knight's fee in Holme held by the abbot of Roucestre, the moiety of one knight's fee in Radeford and Fulryghe held by the prior of Kylyngworth, one knight's fee in Lyllynton held by the said prior, the advowsons of the churches of Lyghthurne and Berkeswelle, of the prebends held by Robert Mile and Thomas Knyght clerks respectively in the collegiate church of Warrewyk, namely to present every third turn, of the prebend held by Richard Bromley in the said church every third turn, of the hospital of St. Michael Warrewyk, and of the free chapel within Weggenoke park called 'Coukowechurche,' and that the manor of Lodbroke is held of the king as of the honour of Peverel, the manor of Kybworth in chief by the service of being pantler on the king's coronation day and the queen's, and the manors of Berkeswelle and Lyghthurne in chief by knight service; and the king has taken the now earl's homage and fealty for the lands of his father.
To the escheator in Worcestershire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning Elmeley castle, the manors of 'Elmeley castelle,' Wadebarough, Stoulton, and Salewarp, and the manor of Cridesho as member and parcel of the said castle and manor, fourteen saltworks and 20 marks of rent in Wyche held by gift of Hugh de Segrave and others, fourteen other saltworks in Wyche and Uppewiche and the bullary of fourteen leads of brine in Wyche situate in Uppewyche by gift of Edmund Brugge and others, the manors of Beoley, Grafton, Symondescrombe and Ribbesforde, with Roke and Lyndoun members of Ribbesforde, eight messuages, twelve cottages and 10l. of rent in the city of Worcester by gift of William Cokesey and others to the said earl and Margaret and to the heirs of their bodies, and the manors of Yerdeley, Shraueley and Haddesore, a wood called 'Ouewode' in Haddesore, one knight's fee in Croule held by the preceptor of St. Wolstan Worcester and John Froxmere, one knight's fee in Forfelde held by the heir of Thomas Botiller of Suydeley knight, the moiety of one knight's fee in Little Cuyr held by Roger le Mortymer, one knight's fee in Rydmarley Olyver held by Hugh Cheyne knight and John Meysy, the moiety of one knight's fee in Warnesley held by the heir of Robert de Clare, the moiety of one knight's fee in Berewe held by the heir of William de Berewe, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Orcharde held by John Blount, one knight's fee in Estham held by William Lyngeyn clerk and others, the moiety of one knight's fee in Sheldesley Beauchamp held by William Wysham knight, and the advowson of Shraueley church held in dower; as it is found that the manor of Shraueley is held in chief by the service of the fourth part of one knight's fee, the messuages, cottages and rents in Worcester of the king in socage, and the residue of others than the king.
To the escheator in Norffolk. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manors of Saham, Neketon and Little Cressynham with the hundreds of Waylounde and Grymeshowe held by fine of 6 Richard II levied in the late king's court with his licence, by grant of John Say and others, and the manor of 'Panworthhalle' in Asschele by gift of Thomas Aldebury clerk to the said earl and Margaret and to the heirs of their bodies, and the advowson of Shouldham priory held in dower; as it is found that the said manors and hundreds are held in chief by knight service, the manor of 'Panworthhalle' of others than the king.
To the escheator in Roteland. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manors of Berghden and Gretham and the hundred of Wrangdyke, the manor of Preston and Uppyngham, one knight's fee in Glaston held by the heir of Robert de Haryngton knight, the moiety of one knight's fee in Martynthorp held by John Seyton, the moiety of one knight's fee in Lynton held by the heir of John Davys knight, one knight's fee in Whenge held by the abbot of Thorney, one knight's fee in Berewe and Wenton held by Robert Sherarde in right of his wife and by the prioress and nuns of Staunforde, the fifth part of one knight's fee in Manton held by John Lilforde, one knight's fee in Cottesmore held by John Daprychecourt knight, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Pylton held by John Uffyngton, the fortieth part of one knight's fee in 'Northluffenham' held by the heir of John Basset, the fortieth part of one knight's fee in Berghdoun held by Robert Nevylle, and the advowsons of the churches of Cottesmore, Berghdoun, 'Southluffenham' and Rydelyngton, all held by the said Margaret in dower of the heritage of the now earl; as it is found that the said manors are held in chief by knight service.
To the escheator in Berkshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning one knight's fee in Aston and Wynterburne held by the heirs of Gilbert son of John de Ellesfelde, the moiety of one knight's fee in Compton Beauchamp held by the heirs of Peter de Eketon, the moiety of one knight's fee in Swalufelde and Shynyngfelde held by the heirs of John de Sancto Johanne of Laugham, the tenth part of one knight's fee in Bruelle and Grafton held by the heir of John Blunt, one knight's fee in Asshamstede and Bastelden held by the heir of Sir Ralph de Knyveton, and one knight's fee in Ramenham held by the heir of Peter de Monte forti, all held in dower.
To the escheator in Essex. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Welcamstowe Touny whereof the said Margaret was seised in fee tail by gift of Thomas Aldebury clerk and others, the manor of Welcamstowe Fraunceys by gift of Nicholas Lillynge knight and others to the earl and her and to the heirs of their bodies; as it is found that the same are held of the king as of the honour of Boulogne by the service of one knight's fee.
To the escheator in Bukinghamshire. Like order concerning the manor of Hampslape, the moiety of one knight's fee in Hampslape held by John Bosenho in right of his wife, one knight's fee there held by Alice Brampton, the fourth part of one knight's fee there held by Thomas Knyght clerk, the fourth part of one knight's fee there held by the heir of Robert Mauncell, the fourth part of one knight's fee there held by the heir of Richard Newenham clerk, the fortieth part of one knight's fee there held by the heir of John Fraunceis, the fortieth part of one knight's fee there held by Richard Hoese, the eighth part of one knight's fee there held by Walter Dastyn, and the advowsons of chantries in Hampslape church and Castelthorp church, all held in dower of the heritage of the now earl; as it is found by inquisition, taken before John Boys late escheator that the said manor is held of the king by the service of being one of the chamberlains of the exchequer.
To the escheator in Cambridgeshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Kertlynge and 10 marks of yearly rent in Long Stanton, the moiety of one knight's fee in Brynkele held by the heirs of John Mouhon and of Andrew Mouhon, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Wetelesforde formerly held by Edmund Thorp knight in right of his wife, and the advowson of Kertlynge church, all held in dower; as it is found that the said manor and rent are held in chief.
To the escheator in the county of Suthampton. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning two messuages and the office of the pesage in the town of Suthampton, held of the king by grand serjeanty.
To the escheator in Gloucestershire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Wykewaun by Evesham, held by the said Margaret in fee tail by gift of Edmund de Brygge and others to the late earl and her and to the heirs of their bodies, and the manor of Lydeney by her held in dower; as it is found that both are held of others than the king.
To the escheator in Staffordshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor and advowson of Drayton Basset and 10 marks of rent in Thamworth otherwise Tamworth thereto pertaining, and the advowson of a chantry of five chaplains to celebrate in the church of Drayton Basset for the soul of Ralph Basset of Drayton and his heirs, eight tofts, two carucates of land and 40 acres of wood called 'Jonesclos' in Drayton Basset sometime of John atte Lee, a messuage there and a messuage in Thamworth, both sometime of Margery de Boterye, ten cottages in Fareslegh sometime of Ralph Smyth, held by grant of Thomas de Aldebury clerk to the late earl and Margaret and to the heirs of their bodies by fine levied in the king's court, a third part of the manor of Walshale, a piece of land, wood and pasture in Walshale called 'Cleyhunger' with an enclosure round about it sometime of William Coleson, and a piece of land there called the 'Conynger' held in dower; as it is found that the said advowsons, tenements and rent in Drayton etc. are parcel of that manor, which is held of the heir of Ralph Basset of Weldoun as of his manor of Weldoun, and that the said third part with the other two thirds is held of the king at fee farm, rendering 4l. a year.
To Richard Whityngton mayor of the city of London and escheator therein. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning an inn in 'Olddeneslane' with six houses and sixteen shops, and a toft in the parish of St. Sepulchre by Newegate London sometime in the tenure of Stephen Sutton yeoman of the late earl's chamber, held by gift of Hugh Segrave knight and others to the late earl and Margaret and to the heirs of their bodies; as it is found that the same are held of the king in free burgage even as all the city of London.
To the escheator in Devon. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning a third part of the manor of 'Southtauton,' held by the said Margaret in dower of the heritage of the now earl; as it is found by inquisition, taken before William Talbot late escheator, that the same is held in chief by knight service.
Membrane 18.
March 4.
Westminster.
To the customers and keepers of the passage in the port of Orewelle. Order to dearrest a ship called 'le Fryday' of Hamsterdam, Tideman Jacobson master, now under arrest in the port of Orewelle by command of the king, suffering the master therewith to pass to Holande and Selande, the arrest notwithstanding. By K.
Like writs to the customers and keepers in the port of London in favour of the following:
Peter Johanson master of a ship called the 'Cristofre' of Hamsterdame. By K.
James Snecop master of a ship called the 'Marieknyght' of Danske. By K.
Alexander Sely master of a ship called the 'Cristofre' of Danske. By K.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To the customers and the keepers of the passage in the port of Bristol. Order to dearrest a ship of William Doudyng called 'la Katerine' of Salisbury, under arrest in that port by command of the king, suffering him therewith to pass to Ireland, the arrest or any command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding.
Feb. 28.
Westminster.
To the customers and the keepers of the passage in the port of Suthampton. Order to dearrest a ship called the 'Seint Espirit' of Danske, John Lunynge master, laded with divers merchandise, which is under arrest in that port by command of the king, and order to suffer the master therewith to pass to Holande and Selande.
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
To the customers and the keepers of the passage in the port of Lenne. Order to dearrest a ship called the 'Hulke Marie Knyght,' John Somer master, a crayer called the 'Marie Knyght,' James Stuve master, a ship called the 'Camuse Marie Knyght,' Henry Bernessone master, a crayer called the 'Marie Knyght,' Everard Kenehorst master, a ship called the 'Hulke Marie Knyght,' Claux Holewater master, a ship called the 'Hulke Marie Knyght,' Tideman van de Hare master, a ship called the 'Hulke Marie Knyght,' John Roune master, a ship called the 'Cogge Cristofre,' Lange Ludekyn master, a ship called the 'Hulke Juliane,' Matthew Ludekynsone master, and a crayer called the 'Cristofre,' John Swart master, all under arrest in that port by command of the king, delivering the same to the respective masters, the arrest notwithstanding. By K.
Feb. 11.
Westminster.
To the constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order upon petition of John Domyngus merchant of Portugal and John Franciscus master of a ship called 'la Seynte Marie' of Oporto, before Wednesday next to certify in chancery the manner and cause of his prohibition, knowing that if he shall make default in such certificate the king will further deal according to law and the custom of the realm for execution of the condemnation hereinafter mentioned; as the petitioners have shewn that in the court of Sandewich before the mayor they impleaded Roger Hood merchant of Lenne according to the custom of the town concerning certain covenants, cognisance whereof pertains and ought to pertain to the said court, that he was condemned in certain sums of money, but that the constable and warden has inhibited the mayor from executing that condemnation, alleging that the contract was made at sea, which it was not, and that therefore the cognisance thereof ought to pertain to him as admiral of the said ports, which it did not. By K.
March 3.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Berkshire. Order to give the said Richard (sic), whose fealty the king has taken, seisin of the lands of William his father; as Roger Fienles, son and heir of William de Fienles knight, has proved his age before Nicholas Carreu escheator in Sussex, and for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has respited his homage until Michaelmas next.
March 11.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to give Bernard Mussenden, son and heir of Edmund Mussenden knight, seisin of his father's lands; as he has proved his age before John Boys escheator in Bukinghamshire, and for one mark paid in the hanaper the king has respited his homage until Midsummer next, having commanded the abbot of Mussenden to take his fealty.
To the escheator in Surrey. Like order, as for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has respited the homage of the said Bernard until a day yet to come.
Like writ to the escheator in the county of Suthampton.