Close Rolls, Henry V: August 1414

Pages 140-141

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

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August 1414

Aug. 8.
To all admirals etc. to whom etc. Order to take or arrest no merchants of Leyde in Holand coming by land and sea to the staple of Calais to traffic, there abiding or thence returning, their servants, goods, property and merchandise whatsoever, their ships, the masters or seamen thereof, nor to suffer them to be arrested by John de Waghen of Beverley, although by letters patent of marque to him granted the king did command the admirals from time to time to take in name of reprisal all ships of Leyde then in any ports or places within the realm or elsewhere within his dominion or power, and all thereafter coming thither, with the merchants therein, the masters and seamen thereof, their goods, merchandise and property therein or thereout found up to the sum of 852½ nobles 22d. and his damages and costs, and to cause them to be delivered to the said John or his attorneys; as it was not nor is it the king's intent that any such merchants coming etc. to Calais as aforesaid, their servants, goods or ships etc. be arrested by colour of those letters of marque. By K.
Sept. 26.
To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of London, and to the keepers of the passage therein. Order under pain of grievous forfeiture, for particular causes now moving the king and council, to suffer no merchant or other of whatsoever estate, degree or condition in that port to send any 'gunpoudre' over to foreign parts without special command of the king. By K.
Like writs to the collectors and keepers in the following ports:
Kyngeston upon Hull.
St. Botolphs town.
Newcastle upon Tyne.
Great Jernemuth.