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Close Rolls, Henry V: July 1414

Pages 144-148

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

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July 1414

Membrane 14.
July 8.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to give Elizabeth who was wife of Henry de Bello Monte knight livery of the knights' fees and parts of fees, taken into his hand by her husband's death and by reason of the nonage of John his son and heir, which the king has assigned to her, namely the seventh part of one knight's fee in Welton held by the heir of Simon Pilet and extended at 14s. 7½d. a year, the tenth part of one knight's fee in Ulceby held by Ralph Cromwell at 10s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Burgh held by John de Welle at 25s., the fourth part of one knight's fee there held by the heir of Gilbert Blaunchare at 25s., four knights' fees in Welle, Alforde and elsewhere held by the said John at 20l., one knight's fee in Barton held by the abbot of Kirkestede at 100s., one knight's fee in Kyesby held by dame de Marmyoun at 100s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Irnhame held by Philip le Despenser at 50s., one knight's fee in Edenham held by the abbot of Vaudey, the prior of Bridlyngton and John Trott at 100s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Ingoldesby held by John Bussy at 25s., the moiety of one knight's fee there held by dame de Wylughby at 50s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Wylughby held by John Bussy at 25s., one knight's fee in Swarby held by the lord of Welle at 100s., three fourths of one knight's fee in Hale held by John Bussy at 75s., the eighth part of one knight's fee in Morton held by Thomas duke of Surrey at 12s. 6d., the moiety of one knight's fee in Poynton held by John Hagh and John Burne at 50s., the eighth part of one knight's fee in Burthorp in the said Henry's hand (fn. 1) at 12s. 6d., the moiety of one knight's fee in Osbarneby held by the earl of Northumberland and the prior of Sempyngham at 50s., the fifth part of one knight's fee there held by Amandus Surdivale at 20s., the sixth part of one knight's fee there held by the heir of Robert Colvyle at 15s. 7½d., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Hasseby held by John Bussy at 25s., the sixth part of one knight's fee in Walcote held by the heir of John de Lynbery at 16s. 8d., the moiety of one knight's fee in Bekynham and Sutton held by dame Latymer at 50s., the third part of one knight's fee there held by the prior of Sempyngham at 33s. 4d., the moiety of one knight's fee in Stragilthorp held by the heir of Walter de Burgh at 50s., one knight's fee there held by the brethren of Sempyngham at their choice (in electo) at 100s., two thirds of one knight's fee in Brandoun held by Richard Almot and his parceners at 66s. 8d., the fourth part of one knight's fee there held by the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England at 25s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Cranwell held by Alan de Cranwell and the prior of the said Hospital at 50s., the tenth part of one knight's fee in Pykworth held by John Gardyner and William Pynder at 10s., the third part of two knights' fees in Baston and Carleby in the said Henry's hand at 46s. 8d., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Kirkeby in his hand at 25s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Boleby and Staunforde held by Thomas [de] Sancto Laudo at 25s., and the fourth part of one knight's fee in Aylsthorp held by John Bayous and extended at 25s. a year.
To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the advowsons of Lyndewode church extended at 20 marks, and Grymolby church at 12½ marks a year, which the king has assigned to the said Elizabeth, assigning also the advowson of Ravenston church co. Leycester extended at 100s. a year.
To the escheator in Leycestershire. Order to give the said Elizabeth livery of the advowson of Ravenston church, extended (as above), which among other advowsons of her husband the king has assigned to her.
July 16.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to trouble Richard son and heir of Richard de Kyrkbryde knight for his homage, nor suffer him to be troubled; as his age was proved before the late king's escheator in Cumberland, and for a fine paid in the hanaper that king respited his homage until a day now past, and commanded livery to be given him of his father's lands; and now the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [273.]
July 10.
Westminster.
To the collectors in the port of London of the subsidy of 3s. upon the tun of wine and 12d. in the pound granted to the king by the commons in the parliament holden at Westminster in 1 Henry V. Order to suffer John de la Seler, servant of John duke of Bedeforde, without payment of the subsidy to have to the duke's use, and dispose of for consumption of his household, fourteen tuns of wine of Gascony laded in a ship called 'cok John' coming from Gascony to the port of London, which were by John de la Seler there bought and purveyed with the duke's money for the purpose aforesaid, as he has made oath in chancery, carrying the same whither he will.
July 23.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Somerset. Order to give Richard Stucle otherwise Styuecle livery of the manor of Chuton, and the issues thereof taken since the death of Elizabeth his wife; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at her death she held that manor in chief by knight service in her demesne as of fee, that she took the said Richard to her husband, and that they had issue Roger Styuecle yet living; and the king has taken the homage and fealty of the said Richard for that manor and a moiety of the manor of 'Westkyngton' co. Wiltesir, which he holds for life by the courtesy of England in chief, and for other lands which she held by knight service in other counties being jointly enfeoffed with him. By p.s. [279.]
To John Dowdale escheator in Wiltesir. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, concerning a moiety of the manor of 'Westkyngton,' reciting that the said Richard and Elizabeth had issue Roger and other sons and daughters yet living.
April 18.
Westminster.
To the warden of the Flete prison. Order by mainprise of John Kyllom 'grocer,' Thomas Mersshe 'grocer,' Henry Antyll 'sherman' and Robert Culmer 'fuller,' all of London, to set free Lawrence de Platea, to his custody committed by the treasurer; as they have mainperned under a pain of 1,000 marks to have him before the king and council upon due warning.
Sept. 8.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs and the good men of Norwich. Strict order not to proceed to any election of sheriffs until further order, and until the king shall declare his will, further directing them to take order that the twelve persons of that city named in letters of the signet to them previously addressed, to be before the king in the octaves of Michaelmas next, shall be at the city of London on the morrow of St. Matthew; as upon an information that the mayor etc. purposed to proceed to the election of sheriffs for the next year, the king commanded them at a day and place fixed for the election to call before them such as ought to be called, and in a peaceable and honest manner to proceed to the election according to the form of the charters granted by former kings to them and to the commons of that city, and not otherwise, until by advice of the council the king should fully declare his will concerning the liberties therein specified to be enjoyed in the said city; and although the king gave that command they have taken no heed to execute his writ, whereby great riot, as he is informed, is like to happen at the election, should they proceed thereto this time. By K.
July 28.
Westminster.
To Robert Tirwhit, John Cokayn, John Holt knight, Ralph Grene and John Haldenby, lately appointed justices to take an assize of novel disseisin concerning tenements in Draghton against John Seyton of Maydenwelle esquire and William Gybbes parson of Draghton co. Norhampton arraigned by Isabel who was wife of John Hedoun. Order to continue that assize from day to day in the state it now is until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next; as for particular causes laid before him in person the king has postponed it until then. By K.
To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order, for particular causes laid before the king in person, to put in safe custody, wherever they shall be found, two crosses lately set up upon soil on Lycheham common, and thence carried away it is said, which soil Thomas earl of Arundell and Thomas Erpyngham knight claim each for his own, until debate shall be had between them according to law and the custom of the realm to whom the same ought to pertain, suffering no crosses or other marks to be set up in the mean time for the bounds of the soil there. By K.
Sept. 17.
Westminster.
To Stephen Lescrope chancellor of Cantebrigge university. Order to be in person before Henry archbishop of Canterbury and his brethren on 1 October next at the church of St. Paul London in the convocation of clergy of that province there, to the end that a remedy may be provided for the disputes which have arisen between certain masters, regent and non-regent, and the graduate scholars of civil and canon law of that university by reason of a statute now newly published it is said; and further to take order that four persons on either side, to be chosen at the chancellor's discretion, having from the parties power sufficient, shall be there for the purpose, and to bring the names of those eight persons. By K.
[Fœdera.]
May 17.
Leicester.
Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir for election of verderers of the forests of Peuesham and Melkesham instead of those appointed in the late king's time; as their power ceases by his death.
Sept. 27.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Lincoln for election of a coroner in the parts of Lyndesey instead of William Blesby, who is insufficiently qualified, as witness is borne in chancery, wherefore the king has removed him.
Sept. 27.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Somerset for election of a coroner instead of Hugh Sampforde, who is insufficiently qualified.
Membrane 13.
Aug. 12.
Westminster.
To David Holbache escheator in Salop and the march of Wales adjacent. Order to take of Isabel who was wife of Fulk Mouth' an oath etc., and in presence of Hugh Burgh, who has taken to wife Elizabeth sister and heir of the said Fulk, or of his attorneys, to assign her dower.
July 28.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Strict order at their peril to demolish and remove two high rakes above the highway in 'Seintmartynslane' by the king's free chapel of St. Martin le Grand London; as the king has particular information that great number of traitors and felons hide themselves thereupon to commit divers felonies, and after commission of treasons and felonies, and thereby privily by night make entry to the sanctuary of the said chapel and issue therefrom; and although this has many times been presented by divers inquisitions before the mayor and sheriffs, and before the late mayors, sheriffs and aldermen of London, they have taken no heed for removal of the same. By K.
July 25.
Westminster.
To John Arundell knight, John Hals and Richard Reprenna, lately appointed with William Hankeforde, John Jayben and Martin Pellour justices to take an assize of novel disseisin concerning tenements in Brauelle against Thomas Hendour and others arraigned by Robert abbot of Heyles. Order henceforth not to meddle in that office; as the king has sufficient information that for a set yearly sum they are retained of the abbot's counsel, wherefore the king has discharged them.
July 23.
Westminster.
To John earl marshal. Order for particular causes to deliver by indenture to the sheriffs of London John Langacre of Wycombe sometime of London mercer, Robert Hendes of Coventre co. Warrewyk 'hosyer,' John Doun of Frome in Selwode co. Somerset 'sherman,' Thomas Grey of Norhamptonshire otherwise of Oxford clerk, John Coddeshulle 'parchemynmaker,' Thomas Ydeor 'carpynter,' both of London, Richard Sprotforde of Amondesham co. Bukingham 'carpynter,' Robert Hierne of Knoshale co. Stafford 'laborer,' John Garthorp of Oxford clerk, Thomas Pelle of Colchestre co. Essex 'cordewener,' John Rooke of Heyforde Wareyn co. Oxford 'fuller,' Thomas Robyns of Grenburgh co. Warrewyk 'ploughman' and John Grene of Cattysdene co. Derby 'webbe,' convicted of treason against the king's person and in custody of the earl marshal by command of the king, to be kept in custody in the city prison until further order. By K.
Mandate to the sheriffs to receive the said prisoners from the earl or his deputy, and to keep them in custody in the said prison until further order. By K.
July 23.
Westminster.
To the keeper of the marshalsea prison before the king. Order by mainprise of Robert Umfravylle knight to deliver to him in bail John Saundresson chaplain there imprisoned for felonies for which he is indicted; as the said Robert has mainperned body for body to have him before the king in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next. By K.
Sept. 26.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Norhampton for election of a verderer in the forest of Sauce instead of John Bosno, who is insufficiently qualified.

Footnotes

  • 1. In the text dicti her' de Bello Monte; but later clauses shew that this is a scribe's error for Henrici de Bello Monte.