Close Rolls, Henry V: November 1414

Pages 150-151

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

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November 1414

Membrane 12.
Nov. 14.
To the bailiffs of the city of Cicestre for the time being. Order to pay to Edmund earl of March the fee farm of 36l. a year which Edmund earl of Kent at his death held in fee tail, and which (among other things) remained in the king's hand in name of his purparty, and the arrears since 9 June 1 Henry V; as at the prayer of the said Edmund, being son and heir of Roger earl of March tenant in chief of King Richard II, nephew and one of the heirs of the said earl of Kent, namely son of Eleanor late countess of March one of his sisters, and cousin and one of the heirs of John earl of Kent, namely son of the said Eleanor one of the sisters of Edmund brother of Thomas son of Thomas son of Joan sister of the said John, by his petition presented in the parliament lately holden at Westminster, shewing that by some of the inquisitions taken by writ of diem clausit extremum after the said Roger's death in divers counties and in the March of Wales he was of age, and by others likewise so taken he was not, and that by all inquisitions taken after the death of earl Edmund, and after that of Elizabeth late the wife of earl John, who held in dower and for life certain lands of her husband's heritage in chief, he was then of full age, and submitting that some of the inquisitions after the death of the said Roger were not full and sufficient, and that none were taken after the death of the said Eleanor concerning lands, fees and advowsons of his heritage which she held in dower or for life, and that so by the course of chancery he might not prove his age nor sue livery of his heritage, being fully informed that he was of full age, and for that he did gladly of his own motion offer himself in parliament to do his homage, the king did there openly take his homage, affirming him to be of age, and by authority of parliament did grant him livery of all castles, lordships, manors, lands, rents, services, knights' fees, advowsons etc., views of frankpledge, courts, offices, liberties, possessions etc. in those inquisitions contained, and of all others which did descend to him by death of earl Roger, earl Edmund and of the said Elizabeth, and were or ought to be seized into the king's hands by reason of his nonage, without that that he should be bound to prove his age or sue for other inquisitions; and it is found by inquisition, taken before Robert Oxenbregge the late king's escheator in Sussex, that Edmund earl of Kent at his death held in fee tail the fee farm aforesaid, to be taken of the said bailiffs.
Et erat patens.