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Close Rolls, Henry V: May 1414

Pages 122-127

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

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May 1414

May 16.
Leicester.
To the collectors or farmers for the time being of the custom upon wool, hides and woolfells in the port of St. Botolphs town. Order to pay to William Somercotes the king's serjeant, yeoman of his robes, 10l. a year for life, and the arrears since 12 August last, on which date the king granted him for life 10l. a year of the custom aforesaid.
Et erat patens.
May 8.
Leicester.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to trouble Thomas Dymmoke knight, son and heir of Margaret who was wife of John Dymmoke knight, for his homage; as for a fine paid in the hanaper the king respited until a day yet to come his homage for his mother's lands, and commanded livery thereof to be given him; and the king has taken his homage for the same.
By p.s. [229.]
May 22.
Leicester.
Order to the sheriff of Lincoln for election of a coroner in the parts of Lyndesey instead of Gilbert Haunsarde, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 4.
Leicester.
Like order to the sheriff of Suthampton in regard to Peter Alresforde, who is dead.
May 15.
Leicester.
Like order, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Wiltesir for election of a verderer in the forests of Peuesham and Blakemore instead of John Gore, who is dead.
April 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of John de Ouresby 'fysshemonger,' Thomas Gurdeler 'taillour,' Richard Pilgrym 'barbour' and John Stratforde 'fysshemonger,' all of London, to set free Thomas Algar 'chapman,' delivering him to them to bail; as lately at the king's will to be certified touching the cause of his imprisonment, the sheriffs certified that he and William Walcote 'baker' were taken in Middlesex on Monday 12 February last upon suspicion of counterfeiting money, and were by John Clerke, serjeant of the bailiff of Richard bishop of London, brought to Neugate prison in the city of London; but John de Ouresby and the others have mainperned body for body and under a pain of 40l. to have him before the justices of gaol delivery at their next coming for delivery of that gaol.
May 29.
Leicester.
Order to the mayor and jurats of Leycestre for election of a coroner of that town instead of Roger Glasyc, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 17.
Leicester.
To the keeper of the great wardrobe for the time being. Order to give John Molton livery of cloth for his gown every year at Christmas during his life, in the same manner as esquires of the household have it for that feast, and the arrears since 13 June last, on which date the king confirmed letters patent whereby King Richard II granted such cloth for life to the said John his esquire.
Et erat patens.
May 14.
Leicester.
To the chief butler or his representative for the time being. Order to deliver to John Multon (esquire, in margin) for life three tuns a year of wine, and the arrears since 13 June last, on which date the king confirmed letters patent whereby the late king granted three tuns a year for life to the said John his serjeant at arms, to be taken of his prise of wine in the port of Sandewich.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 23.
May 10.
Leicester.
To Robert Lisle knight, escheator in Northumberland. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Trewyk, delivering to John Hoggesson and Eleanor his wife any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that John de Tyndale, John de Dalton and John de Eglyngham chaplain, by charter dated 1 February 1412, gave that manor with livery of seisin to Agnes de Trewyke for life, with remainder to the said Eleanor her daughter and to the heirs of her body, that she died so seised, that the manor is held of the lord of Herniame by the service of one sore sparrowhawk, and that the said Agnes died 5 March 14 Henry IV; and by another inquisition, taken before the escheator, it is found that Agnes de Trewyke named in an inquisition taken before him, and Agnes de Holgrafe wife of William de Holgrafe in a charter produced under the said names of John de Tyndale etc., whereof mention is made in the later writ, are one and the same, and that the manor and town of Trewyke with all other the lands, rents and services, the members and appurtenances thereof which John de Tyndale and the others had in the towns and territories of Trewyke and Belsawe, with Trewyke mill and his whole suit of multure mentioned in the said charter, make up and are the manor of Trewyke contained in the first inquisition, whereof mention is made in the later writ, and further that Eleanor wife of John Hogeson and daughter of Agnes de Trewyke in the first inquisition and Eleanor wife of John Hogeson of Trewyke in the said charter are one and the same.
May 12.
Leicester.
To the constable of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order without delay to have before the king in person Thomas Chaworth knight, Thomas Tykell, William Cheyne the elder and Henry del Bothe, who are in custody in the Tower. By K.
May 15.
Leicester.
To the constable of Kenilleworth castle or his lieutenant. Order to receive Richard Stanapp knight from one who shall deliver him on behalf of the king, and to keep him in custody in that castle until further order. By K.
May 18.
Westminster.
To Robert Lisle escheator in Northumberland. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a third part of the town of Albirwyke, and with one husband land and a half in Woldoun, the site of two waste water mills in Elyngham, one husband land there, three husband lands and two cottages in Newton upon the Moor, half a husband land in Throklowe, one husband land in Caldmerton and 3 acres of meadow in Schotton, delivering to William de Orde any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John de Orde esquire died thereof seised, that the premises are held of others than the king, and that the said William is his son and next heir, and of full age.
June 8.
Westminster.
To the farmers or bailiffs of the manor of Loughtburgh for the time being. Order during the nonage of the heir of Henry late lord of Bealmount to pay to Isabel Pegge 40s. a year for life, and the arrears since the said Henry's death; as by letters patent, confirmed by the king, the deceased granted her for her good service 40s. a year of that manor for life by the hands of the bailiffs there.
Et erat patens.
June 14.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Warrewyk for the time being. Order to levy no sums of money until further order of any lieges passing over a bridge in the town of Merton by Kyllyngworth castle for the repair thereof when it is in no need of repair; as lately the bridge, appointed of old time for public passage of men of those parts, became so weak and ruinous that the sheriffs heretofore have long taken sums of money for the repair thereof from all the lieges passing thereby with any [ (fn. 1) ] or merchandise of theirs; and John Middilton of London 'mercer,' born in that town it is said, of his devoted zeal and compassion for poor passengers, has caused a new bridge of stone and lime to be built, so that for a great while there will be no need of repair, praying the king to take order for discharge of such passengers from the claim or levy of such custom; and the king is desirous of making answer to such a work of piety, being aware that such custom used to be levied for repair of the bridge and not otherwise, and ought to cease with the removal of that cause. By K.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 22.
May 3.
Leicester.
To the justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order, upon petition of Thomas Feriby clerk, otherwise priest, to proceed in the cause hereinafter mentioned, the allegation of Peter de Alcobasse notwithstanding, so that they proceed not to rendering of judgment without advising the king; as in the statute published in the parliament holden at Westminster in 13 Richard II it is contained, among other things, that if the king should present to a benefice filled by an incumbent his presentee should not be admitted by the ordinary until by process of law the king should in his court recover the presentation, and that if the king's presentee should otherwise be admitted, and the incumbent removed without due process, he should begin his suit within one year at most after the induction of the king's presentee; and in the statute published in the parliament holden in 4 Henry IV, that if an incumbent should be so removed without process, he may be at large, and sue for remedy by the former statute, beginning his suit within a year or after, when he shall please, and this for the time past as well as that to come, the term above limited notwithstanding; and at suit of Thomas Feriby, shewing that upon the vacancy of the prebend or prebendal church of 'Westhurrok' in the diocese of London by death of John Harmesthorp, being a prebend in the king's free chapel of Hastyng in the diocese of Cicestre, and in the gift of William Bourgchier knight in right of Anne his wife daughter and heir of Eleanor duchess of Gloucestre, at the said William's presentation he was with concurrence of them that were required admitted, instituted and inducted, and peaceably continued his possession until unlawfully thrust out without process by the said Peter, by colour of the late king's collation to him, by name of Peter de Alcobasse his physician, of the said prebend, by name of the prebend of 'West Thurroke' in the king's free chapel of Hastynges, at the untrue submission of the said Peter that the same was void, when it was not, and in the king's gift, which it was not, contrary to the statute aforesaid, praying that the said collation should be revoked, and that he should be restored thereto with the issues and profits since his removal, the king ordered the sheriff of Essex to give the said Peter notice to be in chancery at a day now past in order to shew cause wherefore the collation ought not to be revoked, and the consequences annulled, and that writ was returned in chancery, and sent for debate before the king; and the said Thomas appeared in person, and the said Peter by John Corve his attorney, arguments and allegations were heard on either side, and the said Peter averred among other things that by letters patent dated Westminster 7 February 13 Henry IV the late king gave him the prebend, being then void and in his gift, wherefore he took it that they ought to proceed no further without advising the king, craving aid of the king, by virtue whereof the justices have deferred to proceed, wherefore the said Thomas has prayed for remedy.
[Fœdera.]
May 20.
Leicester.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to trouble Humphrey Stafford knight the son for his homage, nor suffer him to be troubled; as upon the finding of an inquisition, taken before Richard Stucle late escheator in Dorset, that Elizabeth who was wife of Humphrey Stafforde knight at her death held no lands in that county of the king nor of any other in demesne nor in service, but that John de Haddoun, John de Shepton vicar of Porestoke and Robert parson of Crouwell were seised of the manor of la Houke, ten messuages, one carucate of land, 20 acres of meadow, 40 acres of pasture, 20 acres of wood in Stapelforde, nine messuages, one carucate of land, 12 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture in 'Overkentecombe,' and a messuage and one carucate of land in la Yerde, and by charter indented (produced to the jurors), dated Wednesday the feast of St. Luke 42 Edward III, gave the same to John Mautravers and the said Elizabeth then his wife and to the said John's heirs, by name of the manor of la Houke and all lands in Stapelforde, 'Overkentecombe' and la Yerde, that by virtue thereof the said John and Elizabeth were seised of the premises, and continued their estate all the said John's life, that he died thereof seised in the life time of Elizabeth, that after his death she continued her estate until she took Humphrey Stafford knight now deceased to her husband, that he and the said Elizabeth, by writing dated Houke co. Dorset 20 December 1 Henry IV, gave their estate in the said manor to John Perlee, William Ekerdoun parson of Langbrydye and Robert Grey (all yet living) and to their assigns, and by another writing of even date gave their estate in the messuages, lands etc. aforesaid to the said John Perlee, William and Robert, their heirs and assigns, by name of the manors of Stapelforde and 'Overkentecombe,' by virtue whereof the grantees were thereof seised, and continued their estate all the life of the said Elizabeth, that the manor of Houke is held in chief by knight service, the said messuages, land etc. of others than the king, and that Elizabeth now wife of Humphrey Stafforde knight, son and heir of the said Humphrey, is daughter and heir of the said Elizabeth and of John Mautravers, and of full age, for a fine paid in the hanaper the king respited to a day yet to come the homage of Humphrey the son, due by reason of issue between him and Elizabeth his wife begotten; and now the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [238.]
May 22.
Leicester.
To the chamberlain of Kermerdyn for the time being. Order to pay to Robert Qwyxlay the king's serjeant 5 marks a year for life, and the arrears since 22 March 1 Henry V, on which date the king granted him for life 5 marks a year by the hands of the said chamberlain.
Et erat patens.
Like writ in favour of Lawrence Combe.

Footnotes

  • 1. A word here evidently wanting in the text.