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Close Rolls, Henry IV: March 1406

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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 1406

March 12.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Devon for election of a coroner instead of John Croulegh, who is too sick and aged to travail in exercise of that office.
March 12.
Westminster.
To the treasurers of the king's wars. Order to suffer William Ameniv sire de Lesparre et de Reosan and other his fellows of Gascony to be quit of the subsidy due upon 120 tuns of wine in the port of London, by them brought to England from Gascony for consumption of their households and to maintain their honourable estate and not for traffic, as they have informed the king, and order to pay them again aught received of the said subsidy; as the king's will is to shew them special favour, and that the sum thereupon due shall be deducted from the sum appointed of the said subsidy for the king's wars in the north. By K.
Membrane 23.
March 11.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Yorkshire. Order to take of Margery who was wife of Stephen Lescrope of Masseham knight an oath etc., and to give her livery of the manors of Driffelde and Faxflete, a third part of the manor of Ecclesale, a rent of 10 marks and 20l., and the advowson of the free chapel of Westwitton, and of the king's gift the issues and profits thereof taken since her husband's death; as with assent of Henry Lescrope knight, son and heir of the said Stephen, and of William Wymeswolde her attorney, the king has assigned to her in dower the manor of Driffelde with members and parcels in Little Driffelde, Kylyngthorp, Besewyke, Brigham and Killom, the manor of Faxflete with members and parcels in 'Southcave, Northcave,' Santon and Hothom, 10 marks of rent arising from divers lands etc. in 'North Dalton,' 20l. of yearly rent of the fee farm of the town of Kyngeston upon Hull by the hands of the bailiffs, a third part of the manor of Ecclesale with members and parcels in Scheffelde and Aldewarke, and the advowson aforesaid in Yorkshire, a third part of the manor of 'Southmuskham' with appurtenances in 'South Carleton' co. Notyngham, a third part of the manor of Carleton in Kesteven by Ancastre, and the manor of Bernoldby co. Lincoln, extending into Bernoldby, Waltham, Wayth, Howton, Brygesley and Askeby, the manor of Paulynescraye co. Kent, and the manor and advowson of Fyfhyde with other lands there called 'Brettestenementes,' two other tenements, one called Mynges and the other Pelhams in Essex, and the advowson of Boudoun church co. Leycester.
To the escheator in Notynghamshire. Like order concerning the manor of 'Southmuskham' with appurtenances in 'South Carleton,' which among other lands etc. the king has assigned to the said Margery, and the issues and profits thereof, having commanded the escheator in Yorkshire to take of her an oath etc.
To the escheator in Lincolnshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning a third part of the manor of Carleton in Kesteven, and the manor of Bernoldby extending etc. (as above).
To the escheator in Kent. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Paulynescraye.
To the escheator in Essex. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor and advowson of Fyfhyde, the lands etc. there called 'Brettestenementes,' and two other tenements called Mynges and Pelhams.
To the escheator in Leycestershire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the advowson of Boudoun church.
Membrane 22.
May 12.
Westminster.
To Thomas Rempston constable of the Tower of London, and to his lieutenant. Order to set free John Cotyngham of Ovenrigge co. Cumberland, who is in custody in the Tower by command of the king. By K.
Like writ in favour of Robert Wetwange of Yorkshire esquire.
By K.
May 22.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to give the prior of St. Thomas the Martyr by Stafforde seisin of a garden in Stafforde held by William Gerbet outlawed for felony; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the garden has been in his hands and the hands of the late king for ten years, that it is held of the prior, and that the late king had the year and a day and the waste thereof by the hands of John Delves his escheator.
May 1.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Gloucestershire. Order to put John Boteler of Shustoke, Geoffrey de Arderne, Nicholas Faukener, Roger Boteler son of John Boteler of Shustoke and Richard Bisshop vicar of Shustoke again in possession of a third part of the manor of Tyderyngton; as in a cause in chancery concerning that third part between John Boteler and the others and John Cornewaille knight and Elizabeth his wife, by default of John Cornewaille and Elizabeth it was determined by advice of the justices, serjeants at law and others of the council learned in the law, that they should be put again in possession thereof and of the issues and profits thereof since they were thrust out.
March 1.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to trouble Robert son and heir of Robert de Stodowe son of Dionysia who was wife of Robert de Stodowe, being cousin and heir of the said Dionysia, for his homage, releasing any distress made; as his age was proved before Nicholas Gower late escheator in Yorkshire, and for a fine paid in the hanaper the king respited until a day past his homage due for the lands of his said father and grandmother, and for such as Elizabeth who was his father's wife held of his heritage for life after her husband's death, commanding livery to be given him thereof; and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [4771.]
May 22.
Westminster.
To Hugh Waterton constable of Wyndesore castle. Order, at the instant prayer of certain well-wishers of Philip Maynston the king's liege, to take of Philip More, Edward Karaunt, David ap Rees, Walter Marmyoun and Richard Aberhale esquires, or most of them, such security for the said Philip as in the constable's discretion shall seem sufficient, and to remove his iron chains, suffering his friends to visit him and refresh him with things which [may be] for his support while in custody; as he, being now in custody within that castle, has offered to find sureties who will mainpern that he shall not escape or pass out of the castle without special grace and licence of the king, if the king would loosen his chains to the salvation of his body, to the end he may be able to render willing service in case the king will accept it, and has named the five persons aforesaid, trusting that they or most of them will so do. By p.s. [4861.]
March 8.
Westminster.
To the constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, and to his lieutenant. Order under a pain of 100l., for particular causes laid before the king and council in this parliament by his ambassadors lately sent to Prucia, to arrest William Leye of Hythe, Thomas Goldesmyth, William Douer, Thomas Sende, John Jewet, Gailard de Baiona, Thomas Thekker, Hugh Yonge, William Lange of Rye and John Milden of Sandewych, so as to have them before the king and council at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter next in order to answer touching what shall be laid against them on behalf of the king and the ambassadors. By K. and C. in parl.
Membrane 21.
March 23.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to trouble Robert Pedwardyn, son and heir of Walter Pedwardyn and of Isabel his wife, for his homage, releasing any distress made; as for a fine paid in the hanaper the king respited his homage until a day now past, commanding livery to be given him of the lands of his father and mother; and now the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [4799.]
March 28.
Westminster.
To the collectors in the port of Suthampton of the customs and the subsidy of 3s. upon every tun of wine and 12d. in the pound, and to the searcher in that port. Order without taking custom or subsidy to suffer the Albertini, who with licence of the king are sailing over sea, to take over a 'chymere' of cloth of 'medle,' a gown of the same suit, one ell of the same cloth to make a hood, six 'tymbre' of 'menyver,' two of 'ermyn,' six and thirty pieces of 'pilions' and 'heures' and two dozen vessels of 'peautre' for the furniture and needs of Master Richard Derham, who is dwelling in Rome for furtherance of certain business of the king there, any former command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding, provided they take over no other goods etc. by colour of this command without payment of customs, subsidies etc., and nought to the prejudice of the king or realm. By K.
March 19.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Reynold Spicer, Roger Carvile, John Terlynge, all of Cirencestre, and Alan Chaumbre of London 'saltere' to set free Stephen Chamberlayn of Circestre, imprisoned at suit of John Rothewelle averring threats.
Membrane 20.
April 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Leycester. Order, by advice of the lords in this parliament, to levy to the king's use 100l. each of the lands, goods and chattels of John Belers and James Belers the younger, so as to have the money before the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer in the quinzaine of Easter next; as for divers urgent causes by advice of the said lords the king by divers writs ordered the said John and James, each under a pain of 100l., to be before him in parliament on Monday after St. Benedict the Abbot last, and by another writ ordered the sheriff to [bring] them before him there that day if he might find them in their dwelling houses, and in case he might not find them there to leave the said writs, warning those whom he should find in the said houses to warn the said John and James to be there in person at the aforesaid day under the pain above mentioned; and the sheriff returned that he did repair in person to their houses and, for that he might not find either of them therein, he left the writs with the warning aforesaid, as required, certifying further that neither of them was found in his bailiwick; and at that day though vouched in parliament, the said John and James took no heed to appear, pondering not the king's commands or the pains therein contained, in contempt of the king and to his prejudice. By pet. in parl. (fn. 1)
Membrane 19.
March 30.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Order to deliver up to Rothissay king of arms of Scotland or to his deputies the goods and merchandise hereinafter mentioned, in whose hands soever by taking of inquisitions within the town they may be found, on behalf of the king warning and commanding all such as they shall find contrary or rebellious in the matter to be in person before the king and council in chancery in the quinzaine of Easter next in order to answer touching the premises; as the king has information that a ship, Henry Culman the Estlynge master, laded with divers goods etc. of men and merchants of Perth and Dwnde in Scotland to the value of 2,299 nobles, was after Michaelmas last taken at sea by John Joly of Clay co. Norffolk and his fellows contrary to the truce with the adversary of Scotland, taken to Scardeburgh with the men and goods therein for the most part, and there unladed. By K.
To John Joly [of] Clay co. Norffolk. Like order, mutatis mutandis, to deliver up the said goods etc., or the price thereof if they exist not, or to be in person etc., as the king has information that he and his fellows took the said ship etc. By K.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. Like order, mutatis mutandis, in regard to a ship, Herman Lang master, and goods etc. of men and merchants of Perth and Edyngburgh in Scotland to the value of 413 nobles, taken at sea within the month of September last by Henry de Tuttebury of Hull and his fellows. By K.
May 10.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir for election of a coroner instead of William Baly, who is too much engaged upon divers services of the king in the city of Salisbury which concern the common weal to have leisure for exercise of the office of coroner.
May 28.
Westminster.
To John Orlandyn of Florence dwelling in the city of London. Licence to make a letter of exchange to his fellows dwelling in foreign parts for 2,000 marks there payable to the king's son Lewis duke of Bavaria and count palatine of the Rhine as dower of Blanche his wife the king's daughter, provided no gold or silver be sent over by colour of this writ, in the lump or in coin, under pain of forfeiting the same. By K.
Membrane 18.
March 4.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Devon. Order under a pain of 100 marks, if John Hawele owner, John William master of a vessel called 'le Craccher,' John Manedoun owner, John Roos master of a balinger of Hull called the 'Gracedieu,' Pelgrin master of a barge of Bayoun, William Longe owner and Patrick Broun of Dertemuth master of a balinger of Rye, or any of them shall fail or refuse to execute the king's commands, and if assured that the oil and merchandise hereinafter mentioned are of Richard Garner of Pemonde merchant, and are taken contrary to his safe conduct, not to omit by reason of any liberty to enter such liberty and deliver the same, or the price or value thereof if they exist not, to the owner, his attorney or deputies, in whose hands soever they be, after payment of any customs, subsidies etc. thereupon due, arresting any whom they shall find contrary or rebellious in executing this command, so as to have them before the king and council before the Annunciation next; as on 17 November last the king gave Richard Garner and his attorneys a protection and safe conduct with his goods and merchandise then laded in divers parts on either side the sea or purposed so to be, passing to Flanders and coming to England in whatsoever ship or ships he should please, there abiding and thence passing by land and sea, with proviso that by colour thereof or of the goods of the persons aforesaid or any of them no ships or goods of enemies or rebels should be taken over or brought hither; and at suit of the said Richard, shewing that divers persons of Dertemuth, Hull, Rye and Bayoun in the said vessel and other barges and balingers contrary to his safe conduct armed and arrayed in manner of war did take at sea a ship of Seville (Civilia), Anthony Garcye master, wherein Garnerius Garner, brother and attorney of Richard, at Seville laded about thirty tuns of oil and other merchandise of the said Richard, marked with his mark, among goods etc. of other merchants to be taken to Flanders, by divers writs the king ordered John Hawele and the others, after payment of any customs, subsidies etc. thereupon due, to deliver to him, his attorney or deputies his oil etc. or the price or value thereof, if taken contrary to the safe conduct aforesaid, and if there were any cause wherefore they ought not so to do, to be in person before the king and council in the octaves of the Purification next in order to shew cause etc. By K. and C.
March 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the chamberlains. Order of the treasury to pay to William de Wylughby and Joan his wife, to her dower, the arrears of 94l. 8s. 9½d. a year since 28 September 3 Henry IV; as on that date the king ordered William Berton then escheator in Middlesex in presence of Edward son and heir of Edmund late duke of York, or of his attorneys, to assign dower to Joan who was the late duke's wife, having commanded the abbot of Cerne to take of her an oath etc., and the said escheator being removed from office before that writ was executed, by another writ the king ordered the late escheator in presence of the said Edward etc. to assign dower to the said William, who had taken her to wife, and to her, and the issues thereof taken since the date aforesaid; and he did assign them the said yearly sum as the third part of 283l. 6s. 8d. to be taken yearly at the exchequer, which King Edward III granted (among other things) to the late duke and to the heirs male of his body.
March 12.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Devon for election of a coroner instead of John Croulegh, who is too sick and aged to travail in exercise of that office.
April 5.
Westminster.
To the merchants of the fellowship of Luca dwelling in London. Licence to make a letter of exchange to their fellows dwelling in foreign parts for 50l. there payable to John Crescet clerk, provided no gold or silver by colour of this writ be sent over in the lump or in coin, under pain of forfeiting the same.
April 3.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Lenne. Order to deliver to the masters thereof a ship called the 'Geretrude' of Serise in Selande, Peter Pekke master, another called 'la Marie' of Amsterdam in Holand, Godfrey Thomassone master, another called 'la Maryeknyght' of Serise, Wyke Williamsone master, and another called 'la Yoryan' of Serise, Nicholas Lope master, all under arrest in that port it is said, suffering them therewith to pass to their own parts any command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding, provided they take with them nought to the prejudice of the king or realm. By K.
May 26.
Westminster.
To William Brygge, steward of Clay co. Norffolk of lady Roos, and her bailiff there. Order, upon petition of John Valence and Robert Valence, seamen of Scotland, to deliver to them their vessel with all the gear and their goods and harness therein, not troubling them contrary to the truce with the king's adversary of Scotland; as their petition shews that on their voyage they were cast ashore by a storm near the port of Clay, and that contrary to the truce their vessel of the burden of eight tuns of wine with all the gear and the goods etc. therein was by the steward taken, and is kept under arrest. By K.
May 24.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to cause allowance to be made to the now keeper of the city of York, which is now of late taken into the king's hand with the liberties thereof, and to other the keepers, sheriffs, farmers or occupiers thereof for the time being, in their accounts at the exchequer of the farm, issues, profits or emoluments of the city, for the 100l. of yearly rent which Beatrice late the wife of Thomas de Roos of Hamelake knight has been used to take of the farm thereof as jointly enfeoffed with her husband, and the treasurer and barons have been used to allow in times past to the bailiffs or sheriffs, the fact that the farm or liberties of the city are in the king's hand notwithstanding. By K.
Membrane 17.
March 25.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Somerset for election of a coroner instead of John Roller, who is insufficiently qualified.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To the keepers of the passage in the port of London, Dovorre, Orewelle or Sandewich. Order to suffer Lewis bishop of Vulterra, nuncio and collector in England of the papal see, who with licence of the king is journeying to the court of Rome, to pass in one of those ports with five and twenty servants and five and twenty horses of his, and other his goods and harness, 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. By K.
[Fœdera.]
To John Victor, a Lumbard dwelling in the city of London. Licence to receive of the (said) nuncio 200l., and to make letters of exchange to his fellows dwelling in foreign parts for that sum there payable to the nuncio or his attorneys, any ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding, provided no gold or silver be by colour of this writ sent over in the lump or in coin.
March 23.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Northumberland. Order in presence of Edward son and heir of Edmund late duke of York, or of his attorneys, to assign dower to Joan who was the late duke's wife, with the issues thereof taken since 28 September 3 Henry IV; as on that date the king ordered John Mitforde late escheator so to do, having commanded the abbot of Cerne to take of her an oath etc., and the late escheator was removed from office before that writ was executed.

Footnotes

  • 1. See Rolls of Parliament, iii. p. 564.