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Close Rolls, Henry IV: August 1408

Pages 339-341

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

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August 1408

Aug. 13.
Westminster.
To Richard Whityngton mayor of the staple of Calais. Order to cease altogether from executing an ordinance issued, as the king is informed, by the representative of the constable and by the fellowship of the said staple, and containing that no new wool should be therein sold until the old wool heretofore brought thither be sold, which will tend not only to prejudice of the king and diminution of the customs, but to the loss of divers of the merchants of the realm who flock to that staple, and order so far as in him lies not to suffer the same to be executed; as it is the king's will and intent that such merchants may without disturbance sell wool new and old, as they used to do in times past, that ordinance notwithstanding. By K.
1408 Membrane 3.
July 4.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir for election of verderers in the forest of Peuesham and Melkesham instead of Richard Lambarde and Jordan Franke, who are dead.
Aug. 15.
Canterbury.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Dertemouth. Order to safe keep until further order a ship of John Dorsele of Portugal, the gear thereof, and divers goods and merchandise of John Grande of Harflete and other the king's enemies of that town wherewith it was laded, not spending or eloigning the same; as the king is informed that the ship so laded has now of late been driven to the port of Dertemouth by stress of weather, and for particular causes specially moving him and the council his will is that all be safe kept.
Sept. 2.
Westminster.
To the collectors in the port of London of the subsidy of 3s. upon the tun of wine and 12d. in the pound. Order not to take such subsidy upon twenty tuns of wine of Thomas Swynbourne knight, but to suffer him and his mainpernors to be thereof quit; as he caused the same to be bought and purveyed in Gascony for victualling of Hammes castle, and to be brought to the port of London, and taken thence to the said castle, as the king is informed.
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July 28.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Derbyshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a messuage, two virgates of land and one acre of meadow called 'Kirdemedewe,' and a messuage and 15 acres of land, all in Stapulhulle; as it is found by inquisition, taken before William de Leeke late escheator, that Thomas Southam deceased did lately acquire the same, but of whom they are held, or by what service, the jurors knew not, and that they came to the hands of the abbot and convent of Burton upon Trent, and at the date of the inquisition were in their hands without licence of the king; and that inquisition was read in chancery, and the matter understood, and proclamation being there made divers times for any who would give the king and council or the serjeants at law information, when no man appeared or said aught further for the king, after deliberation with the justices, serjeants at law and others of the council learned in the law, it seemed to them that the seizure of the premises was improper, wherefore by their advice it was determined that the king's hands be removed.
Aug. 9.
Westminster.
To John Rome the king's clerk. Order to take of Simon Asshewelle security, if he will find it, that he shall appear in chancery in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, and before that day to certify the same in chancery under seal; as for particular causes laid before the king and council, by command of the king the said Simon was lately arrested and brought into chancery under arrest, and is yet in custody; and willing that until the day aforesaid he be set free by a mainprise, the king has given John Rome power to receive security as aforesaid.