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Close Rolls, Henry V: November 1413

Pages 40-42

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 1413

Nov. 16.
Westminster.
To John Dabrichecourt knight warden of the Tower of London. Order to receive John Talbot of 'Halomshire' knight 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.
July 18.
Westminster.
To the prior of Coventre for the time being. Order of the farm of that priory 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 thereof 10l. a year for life.
Et erat patens.
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
To the prior of Lancastre for the time being. Order of the farm of that priory to pay to John Grey the king's knight 110l. a year for life, and the arrears since 10 November last, on which date for good service the king granted him during the war with France the 110l. a year which the prior is bound to pay at the exchequer for the farm of the alien priory of Lancastre.
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to trouble Gilbert Talbot knight, son and heir of Ankaret who was wife of Richard Talbot knight, nor suffer him to be troubled for his homage; as for a fine paid in the hanaper the king respited his homage for the lands of his heritage held by his said mother, as well in fee and in fee tail as in dower and otherwise for life, and commanded livery thereof to be given him; and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [138.]
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
To Henry Kays the king's clerk, keeper of the hanaper of chancery. Order without taking a fee for the seal to deliver to John Hertishorne esquire letters patent in his keeping, whereby the king has granted to the said John for life 40l. a year of the issues, profits and revenues of the city of London by the sheriffs' hands. By K.
Membrane 13.
Oct. 29.
Westminster.
To John Dabrichecourt warden of the Tower of London. Order to receive Robert de Morley knight 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.
Oct. 25.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Somerset. Order to take the fealty of Alice late the wife of Robert Seymour, and to give her livery of the manor and advowson of Shepton Beauchamp, and the issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that at his death Robert Seymour held the same as jointly enfeoffed with her by gift of William Poulet and Nicholas Yonge clerk to them and the heirs of the body of Robert Seymour, and that they are held in chief by knight service; and by several letters patent the king has pardoned the said William and Nicholas and the said Alice for all gifts, alienations and purchases of lands held in chief by them made without licence of the king before 15 May last.
Nov. 15.
Westminster.
To John Dabrychecourt warden of the Tower of London, and to his lieutenant. Order to set free Robert de Morley knight, who is in custody in the Tower by command of the king. By K.
May 15.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the chamberlains for the time being. Order within four years to pay to Henry archbishop of York, Thomas bishop of Durham, John Pelham, Robert Waterton and John Leventhorp 25,000 marks; as the late king pondering the nearness of death, and piously desiring to content the poor lieges to whom he was bound in divers sums of money, and to make provision for other works of piety, made his will, and therein made disposition of his goods and chattels for payment of his creditors and of certain legacies, and for fulfilment of works of piety, to the said archbishop and the others, whom he named as his executors, and to the king and Thomas archbishop of Canterbury as his overseers; but the executors are refusing to act, being aware that his said goods are not sufficient for those purposes, and so the disposal should pertain to archbishop Thomas as ordinary, and the said goods ought to be exposed to public sale for performance thereof; and in consideration that those goods will be convenient for his use, and it will be more fitting that they remain with him than that they be so sold, the king has received the same from those who had the keeping thereof, and in order that the said dispositions shall be fulfilled in so far as the money will suffice, that his father's soul may merit the mercy of the most high, and that he may thereof be excused before God and man, the king has assigned to the said executors the value of the said goods, which amounts to the sum aforesaid, to be by them received within four years, namely 4,000l. at Michaelmas and Easter next by even portions, 4,000l. at Michaelmas and Easter following, 4,000l. at Michaelmas and Easter following, and 4,666l 3s. (sic) 4d. at Michaelmas and Easter following, in order first to content creditors for victuals and expenses of the late king's household and things needful bought for his chamber and wardrobe, and for sums by them lent to the said king, and then so far as it will go at their discretion for other works of piety according to his disposition, by oversight of the king and the said archbishop Thomas. By K.
Et erat patens.
[Fœdera.]
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
To John Dabrychecourt warden of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order to receive Edward Hastynges knight from one who shall deliver him on behalf of the king, and to keep him in custody in the Tower until further order.
Nov. 29.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Wiltesir. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Southwyke, the advowson of the chapel of St. John Baptist thereto belonging, a messuage, curtilage and garden, eight tofts, one carucate of land, 9 acres of meadow and 20 acres of pasture in Kyevele, delivering to Humphrey Stafforde knight the son any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by William Warbelton late escheator, that Humphrey Stafforde knight at his death held the same, that they are held of others than the king, and that the said Humphrey is his son and next heir, and is of full age.