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Close Rolls, Henry IV: February 1407

Pages 249-253

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

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February 1407

Feb. 11.
Westminster.
John Lumley knight to Ralph earl of Westmerland. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in Northumberland.
Cancelled on payment.
Feb. 21.
Westminster.
John Skelton knight to Thomas Stirklande esquire. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied etc. in Cumberland.
Thomas Stirklande esquire to John Skelton knight. Recognisance for 300l., to be levied etc. in Westmerland.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of William Pensforde, John Juyn and John Cokkes of Somerset and John Keynesham of Bristol, in favour of Robert Michell of Bristol and John Chapeleyn, executors of William Bodewyn of Bristol merchant, at suit of Roger Kendale of London, executor of John de Croydoun citizen and girdler of London, for render of 16l.
Feb. 27.
Westminster.
Richard Yonge bishop of Rochester to John Barton and William Wyot. Recognisance for 600l., to be levied etc. in Kent.
Condition, that the bishop shall suffer them for three years next to take the issues and profits of the bishopric, and all commodities incumbent thereupon, provided they pay him 100 marks a year for his maintenance.
Memorandum that this recognisance was taken by the chancellor.
Membrane 23d.
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
Henry Pay to Thomas bishop of Durham and Janico Dartasses. Recognisance for 30l., to be levied etc. in Kent.
Feb. 19.
Westminster.
William Swanlonde of Middlesex to Thomas Beston. Recognisance for 50l., to be levied etc. in Middlesex.
John Elys citizen and 'drover' of London to Thomas Beston. Recognisance for 50l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Memorandum that on 30 January this year about the tenth hour before dinner in a little chapel at the entrance to the chapel of St. Mary de la Puwe, in presence of Henry prince of Wales, John earl of Somerset, Henry bishop of Winchester and others, Thomas Longley bishop of Durham, then chancellor, did by command of the king deliver to him the great seal sealed up in a leathern bag with the bishop's seal, and the king did with his own hands take and straightway deliver it to Thomas archbishop of Canterbury, taking of him the oath of office as chancellor; and the archbishop took it with him to his inn at Lambhithe, and on the morrow about the eighth hour in the great hall of Westminster in a place appointed for the chancery, in presence of John Wakerynge keeper of the chancery rolls and other clerks of the chancery, caused the bag to be opened, the great seal drawn forth, and charters, letters patent and writs to be therewith sealed, and after caused it to be put again in the bag, and the bag to be sealed with his own seal.
[Fœdera.]
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the peace in Bedfordshire. Writ of supersedeas omnino, by mainprise of Thomas Wryght, Henry Holke, Thomas Kent, each of London 'peyntour,' and John Creweker of Bedfordshire, in respect of taking of John Valentyn of Bereforde any security for keeping the peace at suit of Robert More.
Thomas Spaigne citizen and 'tapicer' of London and Alice his wife to Ralph Spaigne and John Deken citizen and 'tapicer' of London, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of all their lands and woods in Haddele between land of John Smyth on the east and west, abutting southward on a field of John atte Hale and northward upon Enefelde chace, which land and wood came to the said Alice after the death of Margaret Auestyn her mother. Witnesses: Thomas Baker, Roger Grene, William Carpenter, Henry Morsprot, Richard Carter. Dated Haddele, 1 February 8 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Thomas, 27 February.
Ralph Spaigne and John Deken (as above) to Thomas Spaigne (as above), his heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the lands and woods (above described), which they had by feoffment of the said Thomas and Alice his wife. Witnesses: (as the last). Dated Haddele, 7 February 8 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 February.
John Parker citizen and draper of London to Michael Cornewaille citizen and draper and Edmund Wymundeswolde parson of St. John the Evangelist London, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of a toft, 60 acres of land, 2 acres of meadow, 2 acres of wood and 8d. of rent in Hierne and Reculvere which he and they jointly had by grant and surrender of Thomas Selengers and Juliana his wife by fine levied in the king's court. Dated 18 July 7 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 March this year.
William Smyth, son of John Smyth of Risselip co. Middlesex, otherwise called William Southcote, to Thomas Arthyngton, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands, rents and services which were of Robert Southcote, Richard Southcote or John Smyth his father, and of all lands which the said Thomas has in Risselip, Harrowe, Ascote, Woxbrigge, Hillyndoun, Ikenham, Hermotisworth, Horton, Colbroke, Stanwelle and elsewhere in Middlesex and Bukinghamshire. Witnesses: Thomas Charleton, John Durham, John Shordiche, Thomas Holmes, Robert Warnere, John Staunden, John Yalnote. Dated Risselip, 5 March 8 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 March.
Feb. 27.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against John Elyngeham serjeant at arms, by the late king appointed with John Fox to make inquisition [concerning] waste, estreppements, dilapidations and defects by whomsoever caused or committed in the town and castle of Berewick upon Twede and in Rokesburgh castle from his coronation to 19 Richard II, but order to proceed against others (sic) who did meddle (intromisit) therein; as that writ came not to John Elyngeham's hands, as he has made oath in chancery.
March 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of taking of Oliver Cavalkancy of Florence any security for keeping the peace at suit of John Bercy of Florence, and order by mainprise of John Nowell of Kent, Francis Talent, Gerard Gyly of Florence and Anthony de Maro of Genoa (Janua) to set him free, if taken.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Thomas son of Thomas Maperle, Thomas Staunton and John Wymundeswolde of Notynghamshire and Geoffrey Walsham of Norffolk, in favour of Thomas Maperle of Notyngham the father at suit of Nicholas Stratton citizen and brewer of London for debt.
March 3.
Westminster.
Robert Wolveden clerk to Simon Gaunstede and Henry Maupas clerks. Recognisance for 10l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and church goods in Norffolk.
Cancelled on payment.
1406.
Dec. 21.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against Thomas de Furnyvalle and John Pelham knight, appointed receivers of the subsidy upon wool, hides and woolfells and of the tunnage and poundage granted in the parliament holden in 6 Henry IV from Michaelmas then next for two years; as they meddled not in aught in that commission contained, for that they gave the same up before it was ordered for execution, as they have made oath in chancery. By C.
1407.
Jan. 28.
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 Walter Clopton, appointed with Peter Courtenay, John Hulle, John Wadham and John Manyngforde a justice to take an assize of novel disseisin concerning tenements in Dunden and Brodemerston against George Meryet, Alice his wife and others arraigned by Matthew Gournay knight, or against the tenants of the said Walter's lands, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission came not to his hands, as William Coventre one of his executors has made oath in chancery.
Jan. 12.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, in favour of Simon Olyver, appointed with others to make inquisition by whose default the walls, dikes, gutters, sewers, bridges, causeways and weirs in the marshes from Tokyngton to 'Litelstonecluse' towards the Severn, and from Rokhampton to the Severn are burst and broken; as that commission came not to his hands, as he has made oath in chancery.
Membrane 22d.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of Adam Persoun 'cooke,' John Cole 'vynter,' Thomas Hersy 'coteler' and John Stepranke 'chaundeler,' all of London, to set free Alice Burgeys, if taken at suit of the king and Stephen Levyngton for leaving the service of the said Stephen before the term agreed.
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suthampton. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Robert Purveys esquire, William Grentham 'grocer,' John Braughynge 'mercer' and Richard Hertyngton 'scryvener,' all of London, in favour of Richard Pavy in respect of 37 marks against him recovered by John Stake for a trespass by force of arms whereof he was convicted in the king's court; as after that recovery on 20 October last John Stake make him a general release (produced) of all personal actions, suits, plaints and demands to that date, and Robert Purveys and the others have mainperned in chancery to have him before the justices of the Bench at the day the writ is returnable, in order to content John Stake for his damages in case that deed was not his, and the king of what to him pertains.
March 1.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas in respect of their demand upon Simon Stoke clerk and Thomas Wilton or their mainpernors to answer or account for the issues or farm of the manors of Treueley, Chilham and la Malesshe co. Kent, and order to discharge them; as in a cause in chancery concerning the keeping of those manors between William Swynbourne esquire and them it was determined that letters patent of the king to them made shall be revoked. Proviso that answer shall be made for the farm thereof by the said William.
Feb. 11.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of John Berle of Berle co. Hertford, William Warde of Essex, John Chapman, John Beket and Thomas Gamen 'habirdassher,' each of London, to set free William Castelle, if taken at suit of Thomas White averring threats.