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Close Rolls, Henry V: March 1413

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry V: Volume 1, 1413-1419. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1929.

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CALENDAR OF CLOSE ROLLS. 1 HENRY V.

March 1413

Membrane 38.
March 21.
Westminster.
To the constable of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order to receive James King of Scotland, Mordok earl of Fife, William Douglas of Dallhethe and William Gyffarde esquire from one who shall deliver them on behalf of the king, and to keep them in custody in the Tower until further order. By K.
[Fœdera.]
March 21.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Order for election of coroners instead of those made in the late king's time; as by his death their power ceases.
Like writs to the sheriff of Cumberland and the sheriffs of 31 other counties.
March 23.
Westminster.
To John Sapurton warden of the Flete prison. Order by mainprise of Thomas Wake esquire, William Marcheford of London 'mercer,' John Boteler and Thomas Eston, each of London 'mercer,' to set free John Hertwelle, committed to that prison by Thomas archbishop of Canterbury late chancellor; as they have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 500 marks to have him there one month after Easter next.
March 27.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Kent. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor and advowson of Whytstaple and the manor of Bokyngfolde, delivering to the now master, warden and chaplains of the college of Plecy any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, which the late king caused to be taken by the escheator, that Maud who was wife of Thomas de Veer earl of Oxford at her death held the said manor and advowson for life, with reversion to the master and warden and to the chaplains, for that by letters patent of 3 February 17 Richard II that king granted to Thomas then duke of Gloucester his uncle licence in mortmain to grant to them and their successors the reversion thereof and of the manor of Bokyngfolde, then held for life by the said Maud of the duke's heritage with reversion to him and his heirs, and to them to enter and hold the same as aforesaid, that a fine thereof levied at Westminster in the octaves of the Purification 17 Richard II between John Kyrketone then master and warden and the chaplains plaintiffs and the said duke deforciant, whereby the duke granted the reversion thereof to them and their successors, to hold in almoin of him and his heirs, as by the said letter and fine produced did appear; that the said Maud died on Wednesday the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul last, that by virtue of the said letter and fine the manor and advowson of Whytstaple do now pertain to the master etc., that long before her death by writing produced, dated 8 July 20 Richard II, the said Maud did grant and surrender to them and their successors all her estate in the manor of Bokyngfolde, that by virtue of that surrender they were in possession thereof in her life time, and at her death she held not that manor for life nor otherwise, and that the said manors and advowson are held of William Burghcher knight and Anne his wife, daughter and heir of the said duke.
To the same. Order to give Richard now earl of Oxford, whose homage and fealty due for these and other lands in other counties for a sum paid in the hanaper the king has respited to a day yet to come, livery of the manor of Flet (Flete); as the king has learned (as above) that the said Maud at her death held no lands in that county of the late king or of any others in her demesne as of fee, but held the said manor for life with reversion to Richard de Veer late (sic) earl of Oxford and to his heirs, that a fine thereof and of other manors levied at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter 45 Edward III between Thomas de Veer earl of Oxford and Maud his wife plaintiffs, Nicholas Gernoun, William de Wyngefelde knights, John de Horsham clerk, Walter de Wottone and John de Haukewode the elder deforciants, whereby the earl acknowledged the right of John Horseham, and the deforciants granted the manor (among others) to the plaintiffs and to the earl's heirs, that Thomas died thereof seised, and after his death the reversion descended to Robert late duke of Ireland as his son and heir, that after the death of Thomas the said Maud entered as upon her freehold by virtue of the said fine, and continued her possession until the forfeiture of the said Robert, and after until her death, that by letters patent of 21 December 8 Henry IV, reciting an order made in parliament at Westminster in 2 Henry IV, that Philippa who was wife of the said duke should during the nonage of earl Richard, by name of Richard son and heir of Aubrey de Veer earl of Oxford, have and enjoy all lands whereof she was possessed in dower on 1 March in that year, on which day she was in possession of the manors of Canefelde and Dounham, a set rent in Tylbury, and a third part of the manors of Preyers, of Beurehalle co. Essex and Kensyngton co. Middlesex by assignment of the said Aubrey, as by an indenture did appear, and reciting a further order that in case that earl when he should come of age would agree that she should have the same for life, and would make a confirmation thereof, he should have to him and his heirs all lands of the said Robert in demesne and in reversion which by forfeiture of the said Robert came to the hands of King Richard II and were then in the king's hands, and in case he would not so do, he and his heirs should be disinherited, and the said Philippa should have the same of that king's gift to her and her heirs, and for that he did come of age on 21 December aforesaid, and did make the said Philippa such confirmation and assurance by advice of the justices, the late king with advice and assent of the lords spiritual and temporal and of the commons in the last parliament before that date did at the earl's prayer grant that he should have to him and his heirs all the lands aforesaid in demesne and in reversion, except the manors of Langeley and Bradley co. Berkshire, and the reversion of the manors of Milton and Paston co. Norhampton, Chesham co. Bukingham with view of frankpledge of all tenants within that town, as well tenants of strangers as of the said manor, the reversion of the manor of Market Overton co. Roteland, and of a toft, 15 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow and 20s. of rent in Coueley co. Bukingham, all which he granted to the said Philippa and Richard and to the heirs of the said Philippa for her security, as is contained in the said fine and letters at the inquisition produced, and has learned that the said manor was of the said Robert in reversion at the time of his forfeiture, thereby came to the hands of King Richard, and was in the late king's hands at the date aforesaid, and so now pertains to the now earl.
Membrane 37.
March 27.
Westminster.
To Robert Wrytele escheator in Hertfordshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Welles, delivering to the master and warden and chaplains of the college of Plecy any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, which the late king caused to be taken by the escheator, that Maud who was wife of Thomas de Veer earl of Oxford at her death held the same for life with reversion to Paul Kyrton now master and warden and the chaplains of that college and to their successors, for that by letters patent of 3 February 17 Richard II that king granted to Thomas duke of Gloucestre his uncle licence in mortmain to grant to John Kirketon then master and warden and the chaplains and to their successors the reversion of the same which was not held of the king, and was then held for life by the said Maud with reversion to the duke and his heirs, to hold in almoin of the duke and his heirs in aid of their maintenance, and to the master etc. licence to enter and hold the same after her death, that a fine of the reversion thereof levied at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter 17 Richard II between the then master etc. plaintiffs and the said Thomas deforciant, to the same effect, as appears by the said letters and fine produced, that the said Maud is dead, and the manor pertains to the said master etc., and that it was held of others than the said late king.
April 6.
Westminster.
To all admirals, captains, castellans and their lieutenants, the collectors of customs and subsidies, the searchers, the keepers of seaports and other places by the sea, and to all sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and other liege subjects of the king by land and sea to whom etc. Order to suffer Robert Russell merchant of Bristol to take over to Ireland a ship called 'le Godyere' of Bristol, John Faunt master, laded with wine, cloth, salt and other merchandise not pertaining to the staple, with the master and seamen for ruling the same, there to sell that merchandise, buy and purvey in Ireland salmons and other victuals, and by himself and his servants to bring them to England, first paying the customs, subsidies etc. thereupon due, any command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding, so that he bring with him nought to the prejudice of the king or realm.
March 27.
Westminster.
To Thomas earl of Arundell the treasurer. Order in every port of the realm to provide and appoint a house meet for packing of wool, and for shewing, opening and customing of other merchandise imported and exported, suffering no wool to be packed, and no merchandise to be shewn or opened in any port within the houses or dwellings of any merchants, or elsewhere save in the houses so provided; as the king's will is that answer be made for the customs etc. without concealment. By K.
To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of London. Order to suffer all merchants of England who will to ship wool, hides or woolfells in that port and take them to the staple of Calais, and nowhere else without special licence of the king, first paying the customs, subsidies etc. thereupon due, any former command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding. By K.
April 2.
Westminster.
To John Ikelyngton the king's clerk, receiver of the stannary in Cornwall. Order to meddle no further in that office; as for particular causes the king has discharged him thereof. By K.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the constable of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order to set free James de Douglas knight, Thomas de Hamylton, John Aulway, William Brysoun, John de Bowys, Thomas Crac, Alan de Ormyston, John Lyoun, Gilbert Cavane, Dugald Dromond, Adam de Cokburne, Alexander Shelle, William Akynhede, George Shelle, John Dugaun, James Patrick, William Broun, Bernard de Cokburne, John Peterson, John Peterson (sic), John Home, William Patrykson, John Welles, John Skymezour and Gilbert de Dalrympille, imprisoned in the Tower by command of the king. By K. and C.
[Fœdera.]
March 24.
Westminster.
To the chancellor of Ireland or the keeper of the great seal of Ireland for the time being. Order to give John de Moubray earl marshal, brother and heir of Thomas Moubray earl marshal, seisin of the lands held by his brother in fee and fee tail, and of such lands of his heritage as were held for life by Blanche who was wife of Thomas Ponynges knight, William Bagot, Hugh Waterton knights, Richard de Burgh esquire, William Halle and William Rees esquire all deceased, and the issues thereof taken since 4 March last; as upon proof of the said John's age before William Orwelle mayor and escheator in Calais, the late king took his fealty, for a fine paid in the hanaper respited his homage to a day yet to come, and on 4 March last commanded livery to be given him of the lands aforesaid.
April 18.
Westminster.
To the warden of the Flete prison. Order by mainprise of John Kyllom' 'grocer,' William Michel 'grocer,' Thomas Mersshe 'grocer,' Henry Autylle 'sherman' and Robert Culmer 'fuller,' all of London, to set free Lawrence de Platea committed to his custody by the treasurer; as they have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 1,000 marks to have him before the king and council upon warning received.
Cancelled, and the parties discharged, by command of the chancellor.

Westminster.
To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Suthampton. Order to take no custom or subsidy of William Graundboys for eight 'panyer' of lampreys which John duke of Brittany has by him sent over from Brittany to Joan the queen mother, as the said William has made oath in chancery, but to suffer him and others whatsoever to be quit.
Membrane 36.
March 21.
Westminster.
To the keepers of the passage in the port of London. Strict order for particular causes under pain of forfeiture to suffer no persons of whatsoever estate or condition, no ships or vessels with goods, wares, letters or other property to pass over sea in that port until further order. By K.
Like writs to the keepers of the passage in the following ports:
Dovorre.
Sandewich.
Cicestre.
Gippewich.
Great Jernemuth.
Lenne.
St. Botolphs town.
Newcastle upon Tyne.
Bristol.
Melcombe.
Plymmouth.
Dertemuth.
Orewelle.
Fowy.
Kyngeston upon Hull.
Bruggewater.
Exeter.
To the admiral of England. Like order at his peril to suffer no persons, ships etc. to pass as aforesaid in any of the ports or in other places until further order, on the king's behalf commanding all his lieutenants and deputies and others whom it concerns to suffer none so to do. By K.
March 24.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Berkshire for election of a coroner instead of John Kent of Redynge, who is dead.
March 30.
Westminster.
To the customers in the port of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made, forbidding any man of whatsoever estate or condition, under pain of forfeiture thereof, to put any cloth and other merchandise for import and unlading, or for export or lading, or to pack the cloth or shew or open other merchandise in any place save a set place to be by the treasurer appointed at command of the king, to the intent that the same may there be more truly customed without fraud or deception; and strict order to suffer no cloth or merchandise to be put, packed, shewn or opened elsewhere. By K. and C.
Like writs to the customers in the following ports:
Newcastle upon Tyne.
Kyngeston upon Hull.
Lenne.
St. Botolphs town.
Gippewich.
Cicestre.
Sandewich.
Bristol.
Great Jernemuth.
Plymmouth and Fowy.
Exeter and Dertemouth.
Melcombe.
Briggewater.
Vacated, because otherwise on the dorse of this roll.