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Close Rolls, Henry V: July 1413

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

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July 1413

July 18.
Westminster.
To the prior of Coventre for the time being. Order to pay to Martin de la Pole the king's serjeant 10l. a year for life, and the arrears since 26 June last, on which date the king granted him for life 10l. a year of the farm of that priory.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 28.
June 9.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Somerset and Dorset. Order to give Edmund son and heir of Roger earl of March livery of the lands etc. hereinafter mentioned; as upon his petition presented in this parliament, being nephew and one of the heirs of Edmund earl of Kent, namely son of Eleanor countess of March one of the sisters of the earl of Kent, and being cousin and one of the heirs of John earl of Kent, namely son of Eleanor one of the sisters of Edmund brother of Thomas son of Thomas son of Joan sister of earl John, submitting that according to some inquisitions taken by writ of diem clausit extremum after his father's death before escheators in divers counties and in the march of Wales he was of age, according to divers others he was not yet of age, and according to all those taken after the death of the said Edmund and of Elizabeth late wife of the said John, who held in dower and for life certain lands of her husband's heritage in chief, he is now of age, that some of those inquisitions were incomplete and unduly taken, and none were taken after the said Eleanor's death of lands, fees and advowsons, which she held of his heritage in dower or for life, and that so by the course of chancery he may not yet prove his age nor sue livery of his heritage, for that the king has full information that he is of age, and for that of his own motion he gladly presented himself in the last parliament to do his homage, the king publicly took his homage, declaring him to be of age, and by authority of parliament granted him full livery of all castles, lordships, manors, lands, rents, services, knights' fees, patronages of abbeys and priories, advowsons of churches etc., views of frankpledge, courts, offices, liberties, possessions etc. in those inquisitions specified, and of all other manors, lands etc. which descended to him after the deaths of his father, earl Edmund and the said Elizabeth which were or ought to be seized into the king's hands by reason of his nonage, without suit for proof of his age or for taking anew of other inquisitions, notwithstanding that he proved it not, and notwithstanding any contradiction or defect in the inquisitions, or any demise or gift of the premises or any parcel thereof made by the king, by King Richard or the late king, or aught else whereby livery might be delayed, or he might be impeached in time to come by the law of the realm or by the custom of Wales.
Like writs to William Walderne mayor of the city of London and escheator therein, and to the escheators in the following counties:
Norhampton and Roteland.
Bedford and Bukingham.
Gloucester and the march of Wales.
Hereford and the march of Wales.
Salop and the march of Wales.
Devon and Cornwall.
Stafford.
Worcester.
Kent and Middlesex.
Surrey and Sussex.
Essex and Hertford.
Cantebrigge and Huntingdon.
Suthampton and Wiltesir.
Oxford and Berkshire.
Notyngham and Derby.
Lincoln.
York.
Norffolk and Suffolk.
Warrewyk and Leycester.
Also to William Orwelle mayor of Calais and escheator there.
To the chancellor of Ireland or the keeper of the great seal of Ireland for the time being. Like order to command livery to be given to the said Edmund son of Roger.
Membrane 27.
June 2.
Westminster.
To the admiral of England or his lieutenant. Order to deliver up to the merchants of Brittany or their attorneys all ships, vessels, goods and merchandise hereinafter mentioned, according to the truce between the late king and them of Brittany, although the late king commanded John Hauley esquire and the mayor of Dertemouth to keep in custody until further order without eloignment or dispersal all ships etc. of Brittany laded with merchandise and goods which were lately taken at sea by certain lieges and were then in that port, and although the king after appointed Thomas Carrewe knight and John Hauley to take the best information they could or might, and if need be to make inquisition in Dertemouth, what goods and how many were the property of merchants of Brittany, and what were of the king's enemies of France, and to give up to the said merchants all such as they might find truly to belong to them, and to have been taken contrary to the truce, distributing among the lieges who were present at the capture thereof all enemies' goods which should remain; as learning that the said Thomas and John put off the execution of their commission, the king commanded them and the mayor under a pain of 1,000l., if by information or inquisition assured that the goods were of the merchants and not enemies' goods of France, and were taken contrary to the truce, to give them up without difficulty, as ought to be done according to the truce; but it is openly declared before the king and council that those and all other ships, goods etc. then taken at sea by the late king's lieges were the property of those merchants and not of the said enemies, and were taken contrary to the truce. The king has commanded the said Thomas and John and the mayor, under pain of 1,000l., altogether to stay the further execution of their commission and of his writs, meddling no further therein, to suffer this command to be executed, and Henry Chambre and Richard de Boys merchants of London, who have bought 3,000 quarters of salt of the said merchants' goods, when the admiral and lieutenant have taken of them security that they shall take the same thither and not to foreign parts, to carry the salt to any ports of the realm they please, suffering the merchants of Brittany to sell and dispose of the residue of their goods and merchandise to any liege subjects of the king they please, any arrest of ships and goods, and any writs or commands of the king to the contrary notwithstanding. By K.
June 8.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the customs upon wool, hides and woolfells in the port of London for the time being. Order to pay to Henry Lescrope knight and to Joan who was wife of Edmund duke of York, whom he has taken to wife, 96l. 8s. 10½d. a year during her life, and the arrears since 28 September 3 Henry IV, the assignment hereinafter mentioned notwithstanding; as with assent of the lords spiritual and temporal and of others in the parliament holden at Westminster in 13 Richard II, that king granted by charter, confirmed by the late king 24 November 1 Henry IV, to Edmund duke of York and to the heirs male of his body 1,000l. a year at the exchequer until provision should be made them of lands, rents etc. within the realm to that yearly value, and in part thereof gave them among other things 289l. 6s. 8d. in the said port and 400l. in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull of the ancient custom upon wool, hides and woolfells and of every subsidy thereupon granted or to be thereafter granted in those ports; and in the parliament holden at Westminster in 5 Henry IV order was made that all annuities granted of any subsidies upon wool etc. should cease, and none should be granted thereafter, and at the prayer of Edward now duke of York, son and heir of the said Edmund, submitting that by reason of that ordinance he might not have payment of the sums aforesaid, with assent of the lords spiritual and temporal in that parliament, by letters patent of 25 February 5 Henry IV the late king granted that he and the heirs male of his said father should have both sums of the customs upon wool etc. in the said ports, and the arrears from the late duke's death to that date, provided that by virtue of this latter grant they should not take double payment or allowance; and by writ of 28 September 3 Henry IV the late king ordered John Shadworth mayor of the city of London and escheator therein in presence of the now duke or of his attorneys to assign dower to the said Joan, and that escheator being removed from office before the writ was executed, gave order to William Askham then escheator to assign her dower, and the issues thereof taken since the former date, and he assigned her 96l. 8s. 10½d. of the said custom and subsidy as dower of the sum before mentioned; and although that assignment was improperly made contrary to the said ordinance, and so far as the subsidy is concerned is of no force, with assent of the now duke the late king granted that William de Wylughby knight and the said Joan, whom he had then taken to wife, should have that sum as dower of the customs aforesaid, and the arrears since the said 28 September, notwithstanding that the assignment was contrary to the said ordinance. Proviso that during her life the sum so payable shall be deducted from the whole sum payable of the said custom to the now duke. By K.
Et erat patens.
To the collectors of the customs upon wool etc. in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for the time being. Like order, mutatis mutandis, for payment of 133l. 6s. 8d. as dower of the sum of 400l. (above mentioned), William Hungate and Thomas Egmanton being the escheators in Yorkshire to whom writs (as above) were addressed. By K.
Et erat patens.
May 16.
Westminster.
To the abbess and convent of Shaftesbury. Request to admit Idonea Wodehille to be a nun of their house, as used heretofore to be done in like case at the nomination of former kings; as by reason of his prerogative it pertains to the king to nominate a fit person at his coronation, and the said Idonea is of good life and conversation, and is desirous of abandoning the world to serve God in that abbey. By p.s. [26.]
[Fœdera.]
June 8.
Westminster.
To the escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order to give William brother and heir of John Pagham son and heir of John Pagham seisin of his father's lands taken into the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of John the son, who died a minor in ward of the late king; as the said William proved his age before John Bryd the late king's escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [46.]
Membrane 26.
July 17.
Westminster.
To the abbot of Waltham for the time being. Order to pay to the warden and scholars of the King's Hall in the university of Cantebrigge 7l. 10s. 8d. a year until the king shall make other provision for their maintenance to that value, and to pay them the arrears since Michaelmas last; as by letters patent, confirmed by the king on 5 April last, King Richard II granted them that yearly sum of the residue of the farm of the town of Waltham which the abbot was bound to render to the king, until provision should be made them as aforesaid. By K.
To the abbot of Sautre for the time being. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning 33l. 6s. 8d. a year of a pension of 40l. a year which the abbot was bound to render to the abbot of Bon Repos, an alien, for the churches of Fulburne and Honyngham, in the king's hand by reason of the war with France. By K.
To the sheriff of Bedford and Bukingham for the time being. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning 20l. a year of the issues of those counties. By K.
To the burgesses of Scardeburgh for the time being. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning 22l. 11s., a year which they were bound to render for the farm of the manor of Walesgrave, and 20l. of the fee farm of the town. By K.
July 15.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Salop and the march of Wales adjacent. Order to take the fealty of John Talbot, and to give him livery of the castle and manor of Crofham, eight messuages and three carucates of land in Puton, 24 messuages, 24 virgates of land and 100 acres of wood in Seveton, six messuages, thirteen virgates of land, 40 acres of meadow and 13s. 4d. of rent of assize in Culmyngton with the advowson of the church, ten messuages, three carucates of land, 100 acres of wood, 12 acres of meadow and 40s. of rent of assize in Duddilbury, and the hay and chace of Ernestre and Clee, also of a messuage and one carucate of land in Yeye co. Salop, and the issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Ankaret who was wife of Richard Talbot knight at her death held the premises in Corfham etc. in chief by the service of one knight's fee by demise of John Boerleye of Bromcroft, Geoffrey Louther and Hugh Burgh esquires by writing indented, dated Corfham Friday 4 May 9 Henry IV, by name of the castle and manor of Corfham with all lands, rents, services etc. in the towns, hamlets and fields of Puton, Saveton, Culmyngton, Duddilbury and Sperchefurde, with remainder to John Talbot now lord Fournyvale knight, by name of John Talbot son of the said Ankaret, and to the heirs of his body, and the premises in Yeye of Hugh Burnell knight, by what services the jurors know not, by like demise with remainder as aforesaid; and for 2 marks paid in the hanaper the king has respited the homage of John Talbot until Michaelmas next.
July 13.
Westminster.
To Robert Morley warden of the Tower of London. Order to receive Edmund Chapelle otherwise Vynesbury from one who shall deliver him on behalf of the king, and to keep him in custody in the Tower until further order. By K.
June 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the chamberlains. Order to pay of the treasury to John Prophete the king's clerk, keeper of the privy seal, the wages of his office so long as he shall stand therein, and the arrears thereof since the late king's death. By K. and C.
July 12.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the subsidy of 3s. upon every tun of wine in the port of London. Order without taking the subsidy to suffer John Cornewaille knight by himself or his deputy to have nine tuns of wine; as Hugh Cade his servant has made oath in chancery that the wine was bought and purveyed at Bordeaux for consumption of the said knight's household.
July 4.
Westminster.
To John Tybenham and John Shipton deputy of the king's butler in the port of Suthampton, appointed to arrest all ships and vessels laded with wine of la Rochelle which now of late were taken at sea by certain lieges and brought to that port, and to safe keep the same until further order without eloignment or dispersal. Order to dearrest and deliver to Walter Gautroun of London, Edmund Arnold of Dertemuth, Richard Bryn of London and Walter Wodelonde of Surrey a hulk called 'le Cristofre' of Dansk, Scone Egbert master, with all the gear and the wine and merchandise therein taken, which was brought thither and is so kept under arrest, the king's said command notwithstanding; as the said Walter and the others have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 1,000 marks to give up the said hulk, gear etc., or the price thereof according to an appraisement made by virtue of a commission to them, to those to whom the same shall be adjudged according to law and the custom of the realm.
June 12.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to allow Henry Kays the king's clerk, keeper of the hanaper of chancery, in his account 32l. 6s. 4d. by him delivered to Thomas archbishop of Canterbury the late king's chancellor for the winter livery of the chancellor and the clerks of chancery against Christmas last, over and above the accustomed sum because of the dearness of cloth and furring, and 40s. paid to Robert Ragenhille clerk, keeper of one part of the seal of the Common Bench, for his accustomed fee from 30 September last to 20 March following, on which day the late king died, as by his acquittance may appear.
Membrane 25.
July 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Notyngham for the time being. Order to pay to John de Moubray earl marshal and earl of Notyngham, brother and heir of Thomas Moubray earl marshal, to whom the king has granted livery from 4 March last of all lands etc. in England, Wales, Ireland and Calais which were in the late king's hands by death of his brother and of Blanche who was wife of Thomas Ponynges knight, of William Bagot, Hugh Waterton knights, Richard de Burgh esquire, William Halle and William Rees esquire and by reason of the nonage of the now earl, 20l. a year and the arrears since that date; as by letters patent of 12 February 6 Richard II, willing further to honour the person of Thomas Moubray of Axholme, that by his power and prudence the sceptre should be supported, that king gave to him and the heirs male of his body the name and honour of earl, advancing him to be earl of Notyngham, and investing him by girding on his sword, and that he might better support that estate, by charter gave to him and his heirs aforesaid 20l. a year of the issues of the county of Notyngham.
Et erat patens.
July 7.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer for the time being. Order, upon petition of Joan the queen mother, to hear and further all business, plaints, actions and demands which concern her by reason of castles, manors, towns, lordships, rents, lands, farms, fee farms, wardships, marriages, the keeping, farms and apports of alien priories and other debts to her due, entreating her bailiffs, officers and ministers of such castles etc. in what pertains to their offices as if they were the king's, and those who owe her the queen's gold, moneys, farms, rents, apports etc. as if they were the king's debtors; as on her behalf it is shewn that by his writ under the great seal the late king gave command to the then treasurer and barons that all business of hers brought before them which concerned lands, farms, fees and liberties to her granted by him in dower or for life, the queen's gold or other property, should be heard and furthered as his own, and that her bailiffs etc. of fees and liberties in respect of their office, debtors of the queen's gold and of all other moneys or farms should be entreated as his debtors, as it is contained by enrolment of the writ among the memoranda of the exchequer, and as it is found in divers records thereof in time of Queen Isabel in her widowhood after the death of King Edward II. By K.
Et erat patens.
June 8.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Bedfordshire and Bukinghamshire. Order to give Richard Grey, son and heir of Henry Grey of Wylton knight, livery of all castles, manors, lordships, towns, boroughs, lands, farms, rents, services, liberties, parks, warrens, knights' fees, advowsons, markets, fairs, jurisdictions etc. in the escheator's bailiwick which came to the hands of King Richard or the late king by the death of his father, of Elizabeth Grey late his father's wife or of any other, and all other lands etc. which came to him by descent, remainder or otherwise after the death of his father or any other of his ancestors, or of any other person, with all rents, farms, issues, profits etc. thereof due at Easter last or after; as for a fine beforehand paid at the receipt of the exchequer the king has granted that he shall have entry and livery of the said castles etc. in England, Wales and the march of Wales which are in the king's hands by reason of his nonage, with all the rents etc. aforesaid, notwithstanding that he was not yet found of age, or proved not his age in the accustomed form, and notwithstanding any defect or omission of or in any inquisitions concerning lands of the said Henry, Elizabeth or any other, or that any inquisitions were not taken after their deaths in any counties wherein they had lands of his heritage, saving to the king his homage and fealty when he shall come of age. By K.
Like writs to the escheators in the following counties:
Gloucester.
Derby.
Huntingdon.
Essex.
Middlesex.
Lincoln.
Hereford.
Leycester.
Wiltesir.
Membrane 24.
July 19.
Westminster.
To Robert Morle warden of the Tower of London, or to his lieutenant. Order to set free Thomas Wodekoke of Bowys in Richmondesshire, who by command of the king was committed to the Tower and is there in custody, any former command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding. By K.
July 16.
Westminster.
To Henry Kays keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order without payment of the fee for the great seal to deliver to John the king's brother letters patent which are in the hanaper in the said Henry's keeping, namely a confirmation of the office of master of the mews and the king's hawks for life and other things, a confirmation of the office of keeper of the priory of Frompton, otherwise the manor called the alien priory of Frompton in Dorset, a grant of the office of warden of the castle and town of Berewick upon Twede and of the 'Estmarche' towards Scotland during pleasure, and a grant of a new tower at the entry of the great hall of Westminster next the place of the receipt, to be occupied by him and his council during the king's pleasure. By K.
Membrane 23.
July 7.
Westminster.
To John de Fulnetby escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Halton, delivering to Henry de Bello Monte lord of Lyndwode, Robert Waterton, Hugh Cressy of Oulkecostes, John Normanvylle and Henry de Melton any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Henry Vavasour knight at his death held no lands in that county in chief, but held that manor, being jointly enfeoffed with them, by gift of John Lascels of Escryke to them and George Monboucher esquire deceased, their heirs and assigns, and that it is held of another than the king.
July 5.
Westminster.
To Henry Kays the king's clerk, keeper of the hanaper. Order without taking a fee for the great seal to deliver to William Clynton a charter, which is in the said Henry's keeping, confirming a grant of 10l. a year for life made to him by the late king. By K.
July 3.
Westminster.
To Henry Tremayn. Order under a pain of 100l., upon petition of Edward Fryth of New Sarum merchant and Thomas Naoun his servant, to make restitution of their goods and merchandise hereinafter mentioned, or the price or value thereof, with their damages and costs, and if there be any cause wherefore he ought not so to do, order to be in chancery in person on Saturday next in order to shew the same; as the king has learned that on 17 April last he and others of his party in a balinger of Penryn in Cornwall, Geoffrey Piper master, at the port of St. Sampson in the Isle of Gernesey took the said goods, namely three fardels of linen web of the said Edward containing eighteen pieces value 50 marks, fourteen baskets in each of which were five dozen lampreys price 50l., and a little valise (valesium) of the said Thomas containing 2½ pieces of the web value 4l. 8s. 4½d., and are unlawfully withholding the same.
April 11.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to trouble John de Moubray earl marshal, brother and heir of Thomas Moubray earl marshal, nor to suffer him to be troubled for his homage; as upon proof of his age before William Orwelle mayor and escheator in Calais the late king took his fealty for all the lands held by his brother in fee and fee tail, and for such as were held in chief of his heritage for their lives by Blanche who was wife of Thomas Ponynges knight, William Bagot, Hugh Waterton knights, Richard Burgh esquire, William Halle and William Rees esquire at their deaths, for a fine paid in the hanaper respited his homage until a day now past, and commanded livery to be given him of the said lands; and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [11.]
Membrane 22.
June 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Roteland. Order for election of verderers within the forest of Roteland; as by the late king's death the power of the verderers there is extinguished.
July 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norhampton. Like order for election of verderers in the forest of Rokyngham.
July 28.
Westminster.
To Robert de Morley warden of the Tower of London. Order to set free Ellis Lyvet knight, imprisoned in the Tower by command of the king. By K.
July 26.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of London, and the keepers of the passage in that port. Order not to trouble Christian Jacobson of Holande 'mariner' for that he did not lay out in the purchase of other merchandise within the realm, according to the statutes, 25 marks for which he sold certain tuns of 'bere' which now of late he had brought to the said port, but to suffer him without impeachment to pass to his own parts; as he truly paid the customs, subsidies etc. thereupon due, and after lent the money to Dedryke Pottere, secretary and ambassador of the duke of Holand, who spent it within the realm upon victuals and other things needful, as witness is borne in chancery.