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Close Rolls, Henry V: February 1415

Pages 173-176

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

Membrane 1.
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
To Bernard (fn. 1) Mounferrant knight. Order, upon his allegiance and under pain of forfeiture, upon sight etc. to cease every excuse and hasten with all possible speed to the king's person, so as to be in his presence, for particular causes moving the king, on 1 May next at latest. By p.s. [402.]
Feb. 9.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Worcester. Order for election of other verderers of the forest of Fekenham; as the power of the verderers appointed in the late king's time ceases by his death.
Jan. 22.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Great Jernemuth. Order without taking custom or subsidy to suffer John Fastolf the king's esquire to have 130 tuns of wine of Gascony now or hereafter brought to that port in certain ships to his use for the ransom of the sire de Subyse his prisoner and not otherwise, as the said John has made oath in chancery. By K.
To Thomas Chaucers the chief butler, and to his representative in the port of Great Jernemuth. Order without taking a prise to the king's use to suffer John Fastolf to have the wine (above mentioned). By K.
Feb. 3.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to give Nicholas Hulle seisin of his mother's purparty of the lands etc. of Nicholas le Walsshe, keeping the purparty of John son of Elizabeth in the king's hand until further order; as upon the finding of an inquisition, taken by John de Palton then escheator, that two messuages and one curtilage, 84 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, 3 acres of pasture and 5s. 4d. of rent in Poditon and 'Westchikerel' co. Dorset, 26s. 8d. of rent in Athelardeston and a moiety of certain lands etc. in Hiwisshamfloure co. Somerset came to the hands of King Edward III by reason of the nonage of Joan and Elizabeth daughters and heirs of Nicholas le Walsshe, who both died within age and in his ward, Joan overliving Elizabeth, and that the rent in Athelardeston was held in chief by the service of the fourth part of one knight's fee, and other the premises of others than the king, and that Alice sister of the said Nicholas, whom Walter Malet took to wife, Joan a second sister, Simon son of Maud a third sister, Joan daughter of Edith the fourth sister whom William le Swon took to wife, Lucy her second daughter whom John Chuket took to wife, Christina her third daughter whom John atte Hulle took to wife, and John son of Elizabeth her fourth daughter were next heirs of Joan daughter of Nicholas, the said Alice, Joan the sister, Joan wife of William and Lucy being of full age and the said Simon, John and Christina within age, on 20 January 26 Edward III that king ordered the said then escheator to take the fealties of the said Walter, William and John Chuket, to take of them security for payment of their relief, in presence of the heirs and parceners to make a partition of the said lands etc. into four equal parts, and to give the said Walter and Alice as one of the sisters, and the said William and Joan, John Chuket and Lucy as two of the daughters of Edith another sister seisin of their respective purparties, keeping in his hand until further order the purparties of Joan the sister, Simon, John and Christina, so that a proportional share of the rent so held in chief should be assigned to each of the parceners; and the age of the said Simon being proved, that king took his homage, and on 28 June then next ordered the then escheator to give him seisin of his purparty, keeping in his hand until further order the purparties of the said Joan the sister, John and Christina; and on 1 August 29 Edward III the king respited the homage of Joan the sister until he should come to those parts, and ordered the then escheator to take of her security for payment of her relief, and to give her seisin of her purparty, keeping in his hand until further order the purparties of the said John and Christina; and it is found by divers inquisitions, taken before John Savage the late king's escheator, that the said Christina died 20 October 10 Richard II, and that Nicholas Hulle her son is her next heir; and the said Nicholas proved his age before John Warre late escheator in Somerset, and the king has taken his fealty, and for half a mark paid in the hanaper has respited his homage until Easter next.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
Order to the mayor and bailiffs of Oxford for election of a coroner of that town instead of Michael Salesbury, who dwells not therein but elsewhere, so that he may not there exercise the office of coroner.
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Gloucestershire and the march of Wales adjacent. Order in presence of those concerned, or of their attorneys, to assign dower to Constance who was wife of Thomas late lord le Despenser; as with advice and assent of the lords and commons in the parliament holden at Westminster in 5 Henry IV, the late king granted that she should be enabled, and should be admitted at the common law to have, sue for and recover against the king and others her dower of the lordships, lands, fees and advowsons of her husband which came to that king's hands by reason of a judgment of forfeiture and ordinance of parliament against the said Thomas made, and of the nonage of Richard his son and heir, any such judgment and order of parliament previously rendered or made against him notwithstanding, and notwithstanding that by reason of his forfeiture she was not thereof dowable; and the king has taken of her an oath etc.
Like writs to the escheators in the following counties:
Suthampton and Wiltesir.
Norffolk and Suffolk.
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.
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Gloucestershire etc. (as above). Order in presence of those concerned, or of their attorneys, to assign to Eleanor who was wife of Richard son and heir of Thomas late lord le Despenser, whose lands held in fee simple were forfeited to the late king by reason of a judgment against him rendered in parliament, the said Richard being cousin and heir of Elizabeth who was wife of Edward le Despenser knight and mother of the said Thomas, dower of 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. by the said Elizabeth held of her own heritage, as jointly enfeoffed with her husband in fee tail, and in dower of the said Richard's heritage, and of all other castles, lands etc. which were of the said Richard by reason of entails made to his ancestors, and came to the late king's hands by reason of his nonage, and are in the king's hand, the said Richard having died within age and in ward of the king; as he has taken of her an oath etc.
Like writs to the escheators in the following counties:
Norffolk and Suffolk.
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.
Worcester.
Also to Thomas Fauconer mayor of the city of London and escheator therein.
March 19.
Westminster.
To Thomas earl of Arundell constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order on behalf of the king to summon the barons of singular the said ports and the members thereof at their pain and peril to be at the port of Suthampton with ships and seamen in array before [ (fn. 2) ] next, ready to sail with the king's fleet and perform their service, certifying such summons in chancery under his seal; as year by year the barons owe the king certain services at sea, if need be, namely that those ports and the members thereof shall at forty days' summons find 57 ships at sea, and in every ship twenty men and a master armed and arrayed for service, that at the cost of the said ports the ships shall sail whither they be summoned, and there abide on service fifteen days, and after that shall abide with the men therein at the king's cost if required, so long as he shall please, the master taking 6d. a day, the constable 6d., and every other man 3d., as appears by charters to the barons granted by the king's forefathers, by him confirmed, and enrolled in chancery; and for particular causes it is the king's intent shortly to sail in person with his power upon an expedition against the enemy, and his will is that the barons shall do their service to reinforce his fleet. By K.
Feb. 15.
Westminster.
To John Martyn. Order under a pain of 500 marks to be ready at the quinzaine of Easter next to take upon him the estate and degree of serjeant at law; as by advice of the council the king has made order that he shall so do.
Like writs to the following:
John Juyn.
William Wynard.
Thomas Rolf.
John Barton the younger.

Footnotes

  • 1. In the warrant Berard.
  • 2. The date left blank.