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Close Rolls, Henry IV: February 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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February 1407

Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of John Walden, Thomas Danyell, John Drayton and John Sothroun of Middlesex to set free John Lete of Grauncestre, if taken at suit of the king and John prior of Bernewelle for leaving the prior's service before the term agreed.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of Stephen Peynton, William Wodeman of Essex, Robert Honycherche of London 'hosteler' and Nicholas Peynton of Middlesex to set free Alice Selby, if taken at suit of Alan Derton and Henry Botholfe severally averring threats.
March 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Somerset. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Rous, Thomas Meryet, Robert Bakham and Walter Bakham of Wiltesir, in favour of John Gore at suit of Thomas prior of Worsprynge for debt.
March 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bukyngham. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Nicholas Barbour of London. 'breuer,' John Draper of Aylesbury, John Byle of London 'cosour' and Henry Assheburne of Derbyshire, in favour of John Portereve the younger, son of Adam Portereve, at suit of Thomas atte Welle of Aylesbury for debt.
July 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of John Rokelle of Shordiche, William Wyther of Fynesbury, Richard Lightfot and William Cooke, both of London, to set free Robert Ovyndon, Rose his wife, Thomas their son, Joan his sister, John Baker 'laborer,' Joan his wife, John Dauber 'laborer' and Alice his wife, if taken at suit of William Bitterle for trespass.
Membrane 21d.
March 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of causing John Radclyffe a second time to find security for keeping the peace by colour of any plaints made by Gilbert Garryga 'vynter,' William Bateman 'pulter,' John Coke 'pultere' and John Stauerne 'chaundeler,' and order by mainprise of Adam Urswyke, William de Radclyffe and John Asshirst of Lancashire and John Gosnore of London to set him free, if taken.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Stoke 'juynour,' Simon Dokkynge of Surrey, Thomas Coteler and John Grace, both of London, in favour of William More 'tilemaker' in regard to John Heynes.
May 11.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer (sic). Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Milburne, William Sprot, both of Essex, John Purflete of Lincolnshire and Robert Busshe of Warwickshire, in favour of John Burton in regard to John Gouche.
May 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Surrey. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John atte Wyre of Harberton co. Devon, William Pole of Pole co. Devon, William Rolande of Bryklyngsey co. Essex, Thomas Sholdham of Sholdham co. Norffolk and Thomas Burgeys of London 'taillour,' in favour of John Cauntirbury of Suthwerke 'taillour' and Katherine his wife in regard to William Santon of Suthwerke and Juliana his wife.
July 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Sutton of London 'draper,' Robert Peykirke of Suffolk, Richard Clent of Worcestershire and Henry Holte of Cheshire, in favour of Joan Cary in regard to Joan Stacy.
Membrane 20d.
May 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Writ of supersedeas, in respect of taking of John Chirche of Stapilherst any security for keeping the peace at suit of John Homeresham or any other of the lieges, and order by mainprise of John Gurney of Somerset, Thomas Wyncelowe, Nicholas Ruddesbury and John Ketelle, each of London 'sadeler,' to set John Chirche free, if taken.
Membrane 19d.
Feb. 19.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suffolk. Writ of supersedeas in favour of John Elyngham the younger, and order by mainprise of Richard Holbeche and John Plat of Suffolk, John Hane of London 'draper' and Robert Skares of Yorkshire clerk to set him free, if taken at suit of Robert Cole of 'Nedham Market' for trespass.
Jan. 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Sussex. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of taking of Stephen Dalyngton any security for keeping the peace at suit of William Cordeley, John Copyn and John Okkeley, and order by mainprise of Vincent Fynche, Thomas Kyngesmylle, William Golenge and Peter Colet, all of Sussex, to set him free, if taken.
March 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order to give notice to Thomas archbishop of Canterbury to be in chancery in the quinzaine of Easter next in order to shew cause wherefore there ought not to be a stay pending the appeal of John Chevyngdoun of Snyterlee of the diocese of Norwich, writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of John Maunynge, Thomas Warham, Nicholas Bale and Geoffrey Walsham of Norffolk to set the appellant free, if taken; as at the request of the archbishop, signifying that by his authority as ordinary John Chevyngdoun 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 John Maunynge and the others have mainperned in chancery to have him there at that day.
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against Margery who was wife and is tenant of the lands of Robert Somervyle late sheriff in Gloucestershire, appointed with others a justice to survey the walls, dikes, gutters, sewers, bridges, causeways and weirs in the marshes from Tokynton to 'Liteltonescluse' towards the Severn and from Rokhampton to the Severn, [broken] by ebb and flow of the sea and by flooding and leats of fresh water flowing down to the sea there through divers places, and to make inquisition by knights and good men of Gloucestershire by whose default such damage has happened, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission was not delivered to the said Robert, as Robert Busshell and Thomas Lucy of Gloucestershire have made oath in chancery.
March 2.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas omnino, and order by mainprise of John Massyngham of London 'wolmonger,' Roger Seyntclere of Westminster 'masoun,' Walter Aylleston of Herefordshire and John Sadeler 'dyer' to set free Robert Aylleston of London 'grocer,' if taken at suit of Richard Kyrkeley of London 'brewer' averring threats.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order, upon petition of Thomas Audele citizen and tailor of London, to give notice to Joan Wyght widow and Alexander Sprot citizen and vintner of London to be in chancery in the quinzaine of Easter next in order to shew cause whether the taking of the petitioner and the extending and appraising of his lands and chattels ought not to be stayed, and writ of supersedeas in his favour by mainprise of Thomas Bury 'taillour,' John Wake, John Rotur 'barbour,' all of London, and Richard Cory of Wiltesir; as by his complaint the king has learned that on 4 February 3 Henry IV before William Brampton then mayor of the staple of Westminster deputed to receive recognisances of debts therein he made a recognisance to the said Joan and Alexander for 22l., and they after made an indenture of defeasance (produced), upon condition that he should keep certain covenants therein specified, and has learned that although he did keep the same, as he is ready to prove, they are unlawfully suing execution of his lands and chattels.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against Thomas Tirwhit, then mayor of the staple of Calais, appointed with others by letters patent of 28 April 1 Henry IV to make inquisition in Guynes and Artoys concerning all lands, rents, services, woods, marshes, fisheries, profits etc. to the castle and lordship of Hammes belonging, and concerning possessions held of the honour of Boloigne and of the lordship of Guynes and Artoys and elsewhere throughout the country of Pikardy, and who have occupied or do occupy the same, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission came not to the hands of the said Thomas, as he has made oath in chancery.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order upon sight etc. to cause proclamation to be made, that all knights, esquires, yeomen and others of the king's retinue, who by command of the king lately came to the city of London, shall be in person at the house of the friars preachers of London on Saturday next at the second hour after noon before Henry bishop of Winchester, Thomas bishop of Durham, Richard lord Grey, Hugh lord Burnell, John Stanley knight steward of the household, Thomas Erpyngham, Hugh Waterton knights and John Norbury esquire, to treat and agree touching the form of their retainer to sail with the king to the foreign parts to which he has thought fit to repair. By C.
March 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of William Reymes, William Russell of Essex, John Reymes and Stephen Roberde of Sussex, in favour of John Reymes, son of John Reymes citizen of London, at suit of William Troutebek esquire and John Sutton parson of Eston, executors of William Par knight, for 22 marks.
Membrane 18d.
Feb. 15.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against William Loueneye, Thomas Herthyngton and William Pole, appointed to make inquisition in Middlesex concerning all wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats, lands, profits, charges etc. there which were withdrawn, and all emoluments to the king pertaining which were concealed, or against the executors of Thomas Horneby and William Berton late escheator, appointed with them; as that commission issued not out of chancery, as the king has sufficient information.
Feb. 19.
Westminster.
To the same. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against Beatrice who was wife and is tenant of the lands of Hugh de Shirley deceased, appointed with others to make inquisition what lands in Notynghamshire were held in chief by Hugh Haunesley knight at his death, how much of others, by what service, how much a year they are worth, on what day he died, who is his next heir, the age of such heir, who has occupied those lands since his death, by what title and how, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission came not to the hands of the said Hugh, as John Whatton has made oath in chancery.
Feb. 11.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, in favour of John Leeke knight, appointed with others to make inquisition in Notynghamshire whether John Wryght set up a horse mill in Notyngham whereby sac and soc of the king's mills was withdrawn, and whether the mayor and bailiffs levied a dike in mid stream of the said mills to the destruction thereof; as that commission came not to the said John's hands, as he has made oath in chancery.
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Thomas Pympe, Walter White, John Vynsherst and Philip Pipere, in favour of Reynold Pympe of Kent esquire at suit of John Benyngton citizen and tailor and William Kent citizen and skinner, both of London, for debt.
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Aldewyncle, William Armeston, Richard Pyttes and Richard Syke of Norhamptonshire, in favour of John Monghton of Wadenho at suit of Nicholas Hauberke knight for a debt of 4l. 12s. 0½d.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, by mainprise of John Aldewyncle, William Armeston and William Est, each of Norhamptonshire, and John Saxy of Cambridgeshire, in favour of John Monghton of Wadenho at suit of Nicholas Hauberke knight for a debt of 18l. 16s. 6½d.
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Wynsle of Herefordshire, Richard Aleyn of London, John Goter of Staffordshire, William Aleyn of Norhamptonshire and Richard Levyngton of Oxfordshire, in favour of Thomas Stones 'drovere' at suit of John Odele for debt.
Jan. 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Somerset. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Halle, John Mulys, John Elmede and Robert Kempton of Devon, in favour of William Bowe burgess of Barstaple at suit of John Warla of 'Westhereforde.'
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Hereforde. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Burforde 'sadeler,' Thomas atte Wode 'chaundeler,' Nicholas Barbour, all of London, and Nicholas Assheburne of Lancashire, in favour of William Dylewe warden and preceptor of the hospital of St. Wolstan and St. Godwal Worcester at suit of Robert Calewe.
Feb. 17.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Prophete, Richard Style, John Blecchele and Walter Dudder, each of London 'fisshemongere,' in favour of John Spreuer of Cobham the elder and John Spreuer of Melton by Gravesende at suit of Gilbert de Burton, executor of Thomas Marchall of Northflete, otherwise called Thomas Marschall of Northflete co. Kent, and of William atte Hothe and Cicely his wife, otherwise called Cicely who was wife of Thomas Marchall of Northflete, executrix of the said Thomas, for render of 68l. 13s. 4d.
March 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order upon sight etc. to cause proclamation to be made that all knights, esquires, yeomen and other fencible persons who by gift of the king, or of King Edward III, the late king, E. prince of Wales or the late duke of Lancastre, confirmed by the king, have for life any fees, annuities, lands or other yearly profits shall, under pain of losing and forfeiting the same, hasten in person and draw to the king's person at the city of London, so as to be with him in the quinzaine of Easter next at latest, although for particular causes in the king's late writ declared, which concern the defence of the realm and resistance to the king's enemies, he ordered the sheriff to cause proclamation to be made that all such knights etc. should hasten thither at a day now past, being fully advised with what aid and support and what quota of fencible men they would and might serve him; as great number of them have taken no heed to come at that day or after, whereat the king marvels.
Like writs to singular the sheriffs throughout England, and to the chancellor of the county palatine of Lancastre.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 40l., made in chancery 27 February this year by John Staverne 'talogh chaundeler,' John Cokkes 'pulter,' John Blake 'fuller,' John Seintcler 'barbour,' John Andrewe 'joynour' and William Bateman 'pulter,' all of London, to have Gilbert de Garyga before the king and council from day to day upon warning received.
Likewise by William Brekesper 'wollemonger,' Richard Wodecok 'salter,' Thomas Launde 'irmonger' and Thomas Beaumonde 'salter,' all of London, body for body and under a pain of 100l., for Simon Berde grocer, and of an undertaking by him under the same pain, that he shall be before the king and council etc. (as above mutatis mutandis).
March 12.
Westminster.
Richard Baynarde and Agnes atte Hale to John Hende citizen of London. Recognisance for 460l. to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 20l., made in chancery 26 January this year by Robert Reynes 'webbe,' John Swayne 'cordewaner,' Thomas Reynolde 'cordewaner,' all of London, and William Tayllour of Stretforde atte Bowe co. Essex for Nicholas Boor 'webbe,' that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to any of the people.
Membrane 17d.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against Robert Martham, appointed with others a justice to survey the walls, dikes, gutters, sewers, bridges, causeways and weirs in Norffolk between Great Jernemuth and the city of Norwich on one side and Great Jernemuth and Bekles on the other, and in the marshes there, which were burst and broken by ebb and flow of the sea and by flooding and leats of fresh water flowing down to the sea in divers places, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission came not to the said Robert's hands, as he has made oath in chancery.
Like writ in favour of Ralph Ramsey.
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Credy the elder, Richard Osbarne, both of London, and John Cliderhowe of Lancashire, in favour of Hugh Ive of Suffolk at suit of Robert Hunt for debt.
Feb. 21.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Sadiller 'dyer,' Thomas Perille 'sadiller,' Patrick atte Logh 'brewer' and John Aylesham 'brewer' of Middlesex, in favour of John Trum of Harowe the younger at suit of the king and Thomas archbishop of Canterbury for admitting and retaining in his service John Kynge servant of the archbishop at Harowe contrary to the ordinance.
Feb. 21.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Walter, Walter Whyte, Philip Pyper of Kent and John Aston of Middlesex, in favour of John Vynsherst of Goutherst at suit of Richard Swan for trespass.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Stephen atte Mille, Thomas Adam, Nicholas Damme and Thomas Champyoun of Kent, in favour of Alice Colyn of Pekham at suit of Robert Pleg' for trespass.
April 13.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against John Bray of Felstede, appointed with others to make inquisition concerning all treasons and felonies committed in Essex by Geoffrey abbot of St. John Colcestre, brothers William Denton and John Herst monks his fellows, William Sumpter chaplain, Robert Boleyne and one Veel after Christmas 6 Henry IV, when and how, and all the circumstances, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission came not to John Bray's hands, as he has made oath in chancery.
Feb. 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order upon sight etc. to cause proclamation to be made, that all knights, esquires, yeomen and other fencible persons who by gift of the king, or of King Edward III, the late king, E. prince of Wales or the late duke of Lancastre, confirmed by the king, have for life any fees, annuities, lands or other yearly profits shall in person hasten and draw to the king's presence at the city of London, so that they be there within fifteen days after this date, fully advised with what aid and support and what quota of fencible men they will and may serve him; as it is well known that the duke of Orleans with a great power has long been besieging divers fortified towns, castles and fortresses in Aquitaine, and is purposing to besiege Bordeaux and divers other cities, places and lordships there; and in divers ways the king has information that the duke of Burgundy and other his enemies of France with a great host of men at arms, armed men and other fencible persons is purposing shortly to march into Picardy and besiege Calais and other strongholds in the marches there; and the king is aware that, should it so happen, the said lordships are like to fall into the hands of his enemies if aid and succour be not speedily rendered, and his will is to pass in person to one of those parts where most need shall be.
Like writs to singular the sheriffs throughout England.
[Fœdera.]
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
John Pygot and Thomas Denevere to Thomas the king's son. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Condition, that they shall abide the award of the king's said son concerning certain alleged trespasses committed against certain men and servants of his.
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
Arnald Seintleger to Thomas archbishop of Canterbury. Recognisance for 39 marks, to be levied etc. in Kent.
The said Arnald to the said archbishop. Like recognisance for 100l.
Condition, that he shall abide the award of the archbishop concerning alleged trespasses by him committed within the rectory of Holyngburne in the diocese of Canterbury.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
Robert Neweman to the king. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in Wiltesir.
Condition [left blank].
Membrane 16d.
Feb. 7.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order, for particular causes which nearly concern the king and the estate of the realm, to cause proclamation to be made, that no person native or alien of whatsoever estate, degree or condition shall without special licence of the king pass to any foreign parts under pain of forfeiture, except known merchants, captains and hired soldiers of Calais and other castles and strongholds in the march of Calais, their officers and ministers, and officers and ministers of the staple.
Like writs to singular the sheriffs throughout England.
April 27.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas omnino, and order by mainprise of William Pope, John Peytres, Thomas Peytres and Robert Landesdale, each of London 'taillour,' to set free William Attelbury 'taillour,' if taken at suit of John Fauconer of London 'taillour' averring threats.
Richard Organ to Richard Hamme esquire of Haverynge atte Boure co. Essex and to his heirs. Quitclaim with warranty of a field in Haverynge called 'Abramesfelde,' in length between the meadow of the lordship of Gosayes on the west extending to 'Hatteresfelde' on the east, and in breadth between the meadow and land of Cokerell on the south and the 'Hieghfelde' of Gosayes on the north; also of 8s. 4d. of yearly rent lately issuing from lands within the lordship of Haverynge called 'Dellonde' ('Bellonde'), and 3s. from 'Parkereshomefelde,' which field and rents in his possession being Richard Hamme had by virtue of a release to him made by Simon Bernewelle and Thomas Prudence citizens of London. Witnesses: Henry Gylean, Thomas Frome, William Butte citizens of London. Dated London, 30 August 6 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment at the church of St. Paul London 6 May this year before John Hertilpole the king's clerk, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the chancery file for this year.
Membrane 15d.
Feb. 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of John Godeman 'cordewaner,' John Ryche 'taillour,' Thomas de Acres 'taillour' and John Grendoun 'cordewaner,' all of London, to set free John Cotyngham 'cordewaner,' if taken at suit of the king and John Ledys 'cordewaner' for leaving the service of John Ledys before the term agreed.