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Close Rolls, Henry V: February 1415

Pages 165-166

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

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February 1415

Feb. 28.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Gloucestershire and the march of Wales adjacent. Order to give Richard Beauchamp of Bergevenny knight and Isabel his wife seisin of the castles, manors, lands etc. hereinafter mentioned which are in his bailiwick; as the said Richard has taken to wife Isabel sister and heir of Richard son and heir of Thomas late lord Despenser, whose lands in fee simple were forfeited to the late king by a judgment against him rendered in parliament, and Richard son of Thomas was cousin and heir of Elizabeth who was wife of Edward le Despenser knight mother of the said Thomas, and died within age in ward of the king, and Richard Beauchamp has proved her age before John Grevell late escheator, and the king has taken his fealty for all castles, manors, lordships, lands, rents, customs, services, fees, advowsons, parks, chaces, warrens, fairs, markets, fee farms, honours, views of frankpledge, courts, hundreds, cantreds, commotes, liberties, jurisdictions, rights, possessions etc. held by the said Thomas in fee tail, and for those held by the said Elizabeth in chief of her own heritage, as jointly enfeoffed with her husband in fee tail, and in dower of the heritage of Richard son of Thomas in tail. By K.
Like writs to the escheators in the following counties:
Norffolk and Suffolk.
Worcester.
Somerset and Dorset.
Notyngham and Derby.
Lincoln.
Warrewyk and Leycester.
Surrey and Sussex.
Norhampton and Roteland.
York.
Devon and Cornwall.
Bedford and Bukingham.
Oxford and Berkshire.
Also to Thomas Fauconer mayor of the city of London and escheator therein.