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Close Rolls, Henry V: February 1415

Pages 167-168

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. 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London for the time being. Order, notwithstanding the preference of 10,000l. given to the king in the parliament lately holden at Westminster, to pay to Lewis Robessart the king's esquire during his life 40l. a year, which for acceptable service the king has granted him of the issues of the sheriffs' bailiwick arising.
Jan. 23.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir for election of a coroner instead of John Wichforde, who is too sick and aged to exercise that office.
Jan. 28.
Westminster.
Like order, mutatis mutandis, for election of a verderer of the forest of Saucy co. Norhampton instead of John Warrewyk.
Feb. 15.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to trouble Henry lord Lescrope, nor suffer him to be troubled for his homage; as on his coronation day, namely 2 April 1 Henry V, the king took the homage of the said Henry for all lands by him held in chief. By p.s. [398.]
Feb. 4.
Westminster.
To the same. Order not to trouble William son and heir of John Rouce esquire, nor suffer him to be troubled for his homage; as lately the king took his fealty and for a fine paid in the hanaper respited his homage to a day now past, commanding livery to be given him of his father's lands; and the king has taken his homage. By p.s.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to take of Margaret who was wife of William Roos of Hamelake knight an oath etc., and in presence of Thomas Beaufort earl of Dorset, to whom the king has committed the ward of all her husband's lands, or of his attorneys, to assign her dower.
To the escheator in Yorkshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, to assign dower to the said Margaret, of whom the king has ordered the escheator in Lincolnshire to take an oath etc.
Like writs to the escheators in the following counties:
Notyngham and Derby.
Leycester.
Feb. 17.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Berkshire. Order to give Gerard de Braybroke, son of Eleanor one of the daughters and heirs of Amery de Sancto Amando, seisin of his purparty of the lands of the said Amery; as on 2 July 7 Henry IV, upon proof of the age of Ida one of the daughters and heirs, whom Thomas West took to wife, before Peter de Besyles then escheator, the late king ordered that escheator to take the fealty of the said Thomas for her purparty of the lands which her father held in chief in fee tail, in presence of the said Thomas and Ida and of the next friends of the said Gerard, then within age and in ward of that king, or of their attorneys, to make a partition thereof into two parts, and to give the said Thomas and Ida seisin of her purparty, keeping in his hand the purparty of the said Gerard until further order; and he proved his age before Thomas Derham escheator in Berkshire, and the king has taken his fealty, and for 20s. paid in the hanaper has respited his homage until the quinzaine of Easter next.
To the escheator in Bedfordshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis; as by another writ the late king gave like order to the then escheator in Bedfordshire; and the king has taken the fealty of the said Gerard, and for a fine paid in the hanaper has respited his homage to a day yet to come.