Close Rolls, Henry V: November 1414

Pages 163-165

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

Nov. 30.
To the escheator in Kent. Order to give Richard Chaumberleyn, son and heir of Richard Chaumberleyn of Cotes and of Margaret his wife daughter and heir of Nicholas Lovein knight, otherwise called Margaret who was the wife of Philip Seintclere knight, livery of the lands etc. hereinafter mentioned, and the issues and profits thereof since Easter last (as above, p. 159; but with several errors in the text.)
Like writs to the escheators in the counties of Bedford and Bukingham and of Norhampton, and to Thomas Fauconer mayor of the city of London and escheator therein.
Vacated, because otherwise this year.
Oct. 23.
To the searcher in the port of London or his deputy there. Order to deliver to James Jonesson two pieces of 'worstede' of his by the searcher arrested it is said in that port.
Dec. 15.
To the collectors in the archdeaconry of Huntyngdoun of the tenths last granted to the king by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order to suffer the dean and canons of the king's free chapel of St. Stephen within Westminster palace to be quit of payment of tenths upon their spiritual and church goods in that archdeaconry, according to a charter of King Edward III and the king's confirmation with the clause licet, although the grant was made by the clergy upon benefices of the said province whatsoever, exempt and not exempt, which were assessed and used to pay the tenth, liberties and privileges of royal grant to the contrary notwithstanding; as the said charter granted that, whensoever the clergy of England or of the province of Canterbury by itself or of York by itself should grant that king or his heirs a tenth or other quota of their spiritual and church goods, or the pope should lay upon them a tenth or other quota and grant the same or any part thereof to the king etc., the churches and benefices then or after appropriated to the dean and canons, their lands, rents, goods and chattels should not be taxed or assessed to such king's use, neither should they and their successors be distrained or troubled in lands or goods, but should be quit of such tenths and other quotas. By K.
Like writs to the collectors in the archdeaconries of Bukingham and of York.
Membrane 5.
July 12.
To Philip Ingelfelde escheator in Essex. Order to take the fealties of John de Peyton esquire the son and Grace his wife, and to give them livery of the manor and advowson of Esthorp and the hundred of Lexenden, and the issues taken of that manor and hundred; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas Priour, John Danyell of Yeselham, Robert Neuport, Nicholas Morys, John Burgoyne, John Stanforde clerk and Thomas atte Ponde clerk were thereof seised in chief, the manor by the service of three knights' fees and the hundred by the fee farm of 4 marks a year, and that by charter indented they gave the same to Margaret who was wife of John de Peyton knight (now deceased) for her life, with remainder to the said John the son and Grace, and to the heirs of the body of John the son; and for 20s. paid in the hanaper the king has respited the homage of John the son until Michaelmas next.
Nov. 30.
To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of London. Order, upon petition of John Boteler citizen and mercer of London, one of the executors of William Marcheforde late citizen and mercer, to take of him an oath that the wool to be shipped in the port of London is the same for which custom and subsidy were paid, and to suffer him without a second payment to take it over to the staple of Calais; as he has shewn the king that the testator in his life time shipped in the port of Cicestre ten sacks six cloves of wool in five sarplers in a ship called the 'Hoke' of Pevensey, Alexander Loue master, twenty sacks eighteen cloves in ten sarplers in a ship called the 'Godale,' Simon Skille master, and ten sacks eight cloves in five sarplers in a ship called 'la Mary' of Sydelesham, Richard Brunsfast master, to be taken to the said staple, that on the voyage those ships were split by a sudden storm, and brought back to port, and the wool being thoroughly wet was put ashore for safety, that after his decease the executor caused it to be carried by land to Suthwerke near London, and shipped in the port of London to be taken to Calais, and that although the deceased paid custom and subsidy thereupon to the customers in the port of Cicestre, as appears by letters of cocket produced, the collectors are unlawfully demanding custom and subsidy upon the same; and by view of the letters of cocket and other credible witness the king has learned that his petition contains the truth. Proviso that the executor shall content the king of any other duties to him pertaining. By C.
Dec. 2.
To the escheator in Notynghamshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Orston and the members thereof in Orston, Skeryngton, Skreton, Kercolston and Kneton, delivering to Beatrice dame Roos any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that by indentures at that inquisition produced William Roos of Hamelake knight died thereof seised for his life by her demise, with reversion to her and her heirs, and that the same with the members is held in chief as of the ancient demesne of the crown in socage.
Nov. 13.
To the collectors of the great and petty custom in the port of London. Order without taking custom or subsidy to suffer 11 ells of 'violetmellede,' 27 ells of cloth called 'sop in wyne' in two pieces, 13 ells of 'whitkersay,' five pieces of 'palede worstede,' one whole furring of 'byce,' one 'lynynge' of 'worstede,' three dossers with bankers of 'palede worstede' green and blue, three curtains of red 'worstede,' 2½ yards of green 'kersay,' two gowns with three hoods, one linen cloth, one book of dictation, one coverlet of red 'worstede,' one half dozen of pewter vessels genuine (gariesiat'), one dozen counterfeit ancient, and two basins with two ewers of latten, all bought and purveyed in England for the use of Master Thomas Palton the king's clerk, who is abiding over sea in his service, and not for sale as witness is borne in chancery, to be shipped in the said port and sent over to him.
Nov. 14.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas in respect of their demand upon Gilbert Wyke to answer or account for the issues or farm of a third part of the manor of Milton upon Stoure co. Dorset, late of Reynold Brecore deceased and of the heritage of William his son, by reason of whose idiocy the same did pertain to King Richard II, and order to discharge the said Gilbert and his mainpernors; as in a cause in chancery between John Clyvedoun and John Merlonde and the said Gilbert concerning the keeping thereof, it was determined that letters patent of the king to him should be revoked, and the said John and John put again in possession of the keeping thereof, with the issues taken since they were thrust out.
Dec. 8.
To the chapter of the free chapel of Hastynges. Order to admit William Tanfelde clerk to the deanery of the said chapel, assigning to him a stall in the choir and a place in the chapter by reason of his deanery as the manner is, and inducting him into corporal possession; as the abbot of the exempt monastery of Holy Cross Waltham has at the king's presentation admitted and instituted him to the same, being void by resignation of William Hawe clerk by reason of exchange for the free chapel of Eppynghethe which William Tanfelde held, made in the hands of the abbot by authority of Robert bishop of Cicestre, and in the king's gift.