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Close Rolls, Henry V: November 1413-February 1414

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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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November 1413-February 1414

Nov. 10.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order not to trouble John son and heir of John Plecy for his homage; as his age was proved before Richard Otery the late king's escheator in Dorset, and for a fine paid in the hanaper that king respited his homage until a day now past, and commanded livery to be given him of his father's lands; and the king has taken his homage. By p.s. [127.]
Nov. 18.
Westminster.
To Thomas Sulham and Hugh Walley. Appointment as purveyors of 'plovers' and other fowls needful for consumption of the household, and to arrest and take carriage for the same to the household for prompt payment of the king's money within liberties and without, the fee of the church excepted; and writ of aid in their favour to all sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, constables, ministers and liege subjects of the king to last for one half year.
Like appointments of the following as purveyors of 'plovers' and other victuals:
Henry Lurtynge and John Lurtynge.
John Crosby and Nicholas Crosby.
Vacated, because upon the Patent Roll for this year.
Nov. 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London for the time being. Order of the issues, profits and revenues of that city to pay to John Hertishorn esquire 40l. a year for life, and the arrears since 27 September last; as the late king granted him for life the office of one of the serjeants at arms with the wages of 12d. a day to be taken of the issues of the said city, and the king while prince granted him for life 10 marks a year by the hands of his receiver general; and for that the said John gave up both those letters patent in chancery to be cancelled, on the date aforesaid the king granted that he shall be one of the serjeants at arms for life, taking for life 40l. a year of the said issues etc. for his good service and in recompense for the said wages and the said 10 marks a year. By K.
Et erat patens.
Sept. 30.
Westminster.
To the abbot, prior and convent of St. Augustine Canterbury for the time being. Order to pay to Robert Shotesbrooke the king's esquire for life the 50 marks a year which they and their successors [are bound to pay] for the remission granted by King Richard II of a greater sum which they used to render at every vacancy of the abbey: as for good and willing service the king has granted the same to the said Robert for life.
Et erat patens.
Nov. 29.
Westminster.
To R. bishop of St. Asaph. Presentation of Richard Pym parson of Tullyngton in the diocese of Cicestre to the church of Sullatton in the diocese of St. Asaph, by exchange with William de Spoune parson of Sullatton.
Vacated, because upon the Patent Roll for this year.
Nov. 27.
Westminster.
Gift to John Fakenham chaplain of the wardenship of the hospital of St. Mary Osprenge, void by resignation of William Gamyn chaplain.
Vacated (as the last).
Nov. 13.
Westminster.
To the customers in the port of the town of Cicestre, and to the controller and troner therein. Order to suffer Richard Whityngton merchant of the city of London to ship 31 sarplers and one pocket of wool in the port of Lewys and, after payment of customs, subsidies etc. thereupon due, to take the same over to the staple of Calais to make his advantage thereof.
Nov. 15.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Sussex. Order to assign to Thomas atte Wode and Joan his wife, who was wife of Thomas Jardyn tenant by knight service of the heir of Thomas earl marshal a minor in ward of the king, dower of the lands of Thomas Jardyn, with the issues thereof taken since 13 November 13 Henry IV; as on that date the late king gave order to the late escheator to assign her dower in presence of the king while prince of Wales, who had the ward of the manors of 'Southmundham' and Boghele which were of the deceased; and the late escheator was removed from office before that writ was executed.
Membrane 10.
Dec. 5.
Westminster.
To the keepers, farmers, receivers or occupiers for the time being of the gild of webbers of the city of York. Order to pay to Thomas Fisshburne now chaplain 10 marks a year for life, and the arrears since 12 June last, on which date the king granted him for life 10 marks a year of the yearly farm which the said webbers are bound to pay to the king and his heirs for their gild.
Et erat patens.
Nov. 30.
Westminster.
To the keeper of the hanaper of chancery for the time being. Order, notwithstanding any ordinance, grant or restriction heretofore made, to pay to William Sherwynde esquire 10l. a year for life and the arrears since Michaelmas 13 Henry IV; as by letters patent of 17 November 2 Henry IV, confirmed by the king 15 June last, the late king for good service granted to the said William for life 10l. a year of the issues and profits of the said hanaper by the keeper's hands. By p.s. [153. (fn. 1) ]
Et erat patens.
Dec. 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln for the time being. Order to pay to Richard del Brugge 20l. a year for life, and the arrears since 27 June last, on which date the king confirmed letters patent whereby the late king granted to the said Richard, otherwise called Lancastre king of arms of the North, of the issues of that county 20l. a year for life from 12 December 1 Henry IV. By p.s. [169.]
Et erat patens.
Sept. 3.
Westminster.
To the chief butler or his representative in the port of London for the time being. Order to deliver to Margaret wife of Robert Frampton one tun of red wine of Gascony a year for life, which the king has granted her of his prises of wine in that port.
Et erat patens.
Dec. 26.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Sussex for election of a coroner instead of John Gorynge, who is insufficiently qualified.
1414.
Jan. 1.
Westminster.
To Robert Hulle the elder and Robert Hulle of Niweton, appointed with William Hankeforde, John Colepeper, William Skrene, John Hals, John Jayben and William Bykebury justices to take an assize of novel disseisin concerning tenements in Earls Plympton, Plymhome and Fernhulle arraigned by William Fortescu against John Crokker of Hele and others. Order not to meddle further therein, as for particular causes the king has discharged them. He has commanded William Hankeforde and the others to proceed without awaiting the presence of the said Robert and Robert.
Jan. 1.
Westminster.
To William Hankeforde, John Colepeper, William Skrene, John Hals, John Jayben and William Bykebury, appointed with Robert Hulle the elder and Robert Hulle of Niweton (as in the last). Order, William Hankeforde or John Colepeper being one, to proceed to take that assize, not awaiting the presence of the said Robert and Robert; as for particular causes the king has discharged them, and has ordered them to meddle no further therein.
Membrane 8. (fn. 2)
1413.
Nov. 25.
Westminster.
To the receivers for the time being of the manor of Lughtburgh, in the king's hand by reason of the nonage of the heir of Henry de Bello Monte knight. Order during the heir's nonage to pay to Nicholas Saxton esquire 100s. a year, notwithstanding that the said manor is held in chief, or that it is seized and remains in the king's hands; as by writing, confirmed by the king, the deceased gave to Nicholas Saxton for life 100s. a year by the hands of the receiver for the time being, with power to distrain for arrears.
Et erat patens.
Dec. 4.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Waterforde in Ireland for the time being. Order, although order was made in the parliament holden at Westminster in the quinzaine of St. Hilary, 27 January 11 Henry IV, that for three years following all profits and revenues of Ireland due to the king of old time should be levied by officers and accountable ministers there and applied to payment of the wages of his hired soldiers, or that persons who by grant of that king or his predecessor had such profits etc. should reside there for defence of Ireland and in discharge of the king's costs, so far as the profits etc. so given them should suffice, to pay to John de Drax one of the serjeants at arms and Margaret his wife and to the survivor of them 16l. 13s. 4d. a year for life, and the arrears since 12 June last; as by letters patent of 24 April 21 Richard II under the great seal of Ireland that king granted to them for life and to the survivor 16l. 13s. 4d. a year of the fee farm of the said city by the hands of the mayor and bailiffs, further granting that they or either of them should not by virtue of any ordinance or statute made in parliament before that date be bound or compelled by reason of absence from Ireland to pay two thirds or any parcel thereof in support of the war there; and by letters patent of 5 November 1 Henry IV under the great seal of England, confirmed by the king 12 June last, the late king confirmed the said grant; and the three years above mentioned were expired long before 12 June aforesaid.
Et erat patens.
Dec. 11.
Westminster.
To John Bremore clerk. Order, under a pain of 100l., not to repair to the court of Rome without special licence of the king, nor there to make any suit or attempt which may tend to contempt or prejudice of the king or hurt of his lieges, nor to send any man thither for the purpose; as the king has information that he is purposing to depart thither in order to make attempts to the prejudice and hurt of the king and his lieges, and the king's will is to save himself and them harmless, as he is bound to do.
[Fœdera.]
Sept. 18.
Westminster.
To the receivers, farmers, bailiffs, reeves or collectors for the time being of the manor of Coldekenyngton co. Middlesex. Order to pay from time to time to John Athelbrygge the king's servant during his life such wages as Thomas Sy deceased or any other took who occupied the office of verger or usher of the company of the Garter within Wyndesore castle; as for good and willing service the king has granted him that office for life, with a dwelling within the castle, namely to carry the rod before the king and his heirs in the procession on days of festival, taking for life the daily wages aforesaid of the revenues, issues and profits of the said manor, with the keeping of the mantles of the said company and of the whole verge, and other the fees and profits to the said office due and accustomed. By K.
Et erat patens.
June 12.
Westminster.
To the chief butler or his representative in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for the time being. Order in that port to deliver to Alexander de Lounde the king's knight two tuns a year of red wine of Gascony during his life, according to a grant made by the late king of his gift, confirmed by the king, of two tuns a year in the said port at Christmas for life by the hands of the chief butler or his deputy.
Et erat patens.
Dec. 20.
Westminster.
To the keeper of the wardrobe within the household for the time being. Order to pay and deliver to Richard del Brugge, otherwise called Lancastre king of arms, 7½d. a day for life and the gowns pertaining to his estate, and to pay and deliver to him the arrears since 27 June last, the preference given in parliament to the king in respect of 10,000l. notwithstanding; as on that date the king confirmed letters patent, whereby the late king gave to the said Richard 7½d. a day for his wages for life from 12 May 1 Henry IV, and the gowns aforesaid. By p.s. [169.]
Membrane 7.
1414.
Feb. 9.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Essex. Order to take of Margaret who was wife of Edmund del Chambre of Eppynge an oath etc., and in presence of John del Chambre son and heir of her husband, or of his attorneys, to assign her dower of his lands taken into the late king's hand by his death and by reason of the said John's nonage.
To the escheator in Norffolk. Order to assign dower to the said Margaret, of whom the king has commanded the escheator in Essex to take an oath etc.
Feb. 2.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the peace in Sussex and to the sheriff. Order not to compel Robert Savage clerk and John Parker his servant to find security, neither to trouble them; as Richard Reynalde of London 'grocer,' William Jones of Redynge co. Berkshire 'mercer,' William Norhampton of Colchestre co. Essex and John Saresson of Radlyngton co. Roteland have mainperned in chancery that they shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Thomas Huchoun of Ukfelde.
Like writ to the justices of the Bench.
Membrane 6.
Jan. 16.
Westminster.
To the constable of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Writ de intendendo, and order this time only to suffer William Roos of Hamelake, Henry Lescrope, William Crowemere mayor of London, Hugh Huls, John Preston and John Martyn, justices appointed to make inquisition concerning divers treasons, insurrections, rebellions and felonies committed in that city and the suburbs and in Middlesex, and to hear and determine the same, to hold sessions within the Tower, if they please. By K.
Jan. 23.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir for election of a coroner instead of John Maunynge, who is dead.
1413.
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Notyngham for election of a coroner instead of Ralph Leeke, who is too sick and aged to travail in exercise of that office.
1414.
Jan. 23.
Westminster.
To the constable of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order to receive Thomas Beauchamp knight from one who shall deliver him on behalf of the king, and to keep him in custody in the Tower until further order.
1413.
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
To the farmers, bailiffs or other the occupiers for the time being of the alien priory of Ware. Order from time to time during the war with France to pay 100l. a year to the prior and convent of Mount Grace of the Carthusian order in the diocese of York and to their successors, until the king or his heirs shall make them provision of lands and rents to that value, and to pay them the arrears since Michaelmas last; as from that feast the king has granted them during the war 100l. a year of the farms of the said alien priory, or of the issues and revenues thereof, until etc. (as above). By K.
Et erat patens.
1414.
Jan. 22.
Westminster.
To the keepers, farmers, bailiffs or other the occupiers for the time being of the alien priory of Caresbroke in the Isle of Wight, and of the lands, possessions etc. thereto belonging, in the king's hands by reason of the war with France. Order to pay to William Trystour the late king's serjeant, his saddler, the arrears since Michaelmas last, and to pay him 103 marks a year until contented of 688l. 10s.; as that sum was to him due from the late king for divers parcels of his mistery delivered in the great wardrobe to that king's use, whereof he had divers bills under seals of the persons following, namely 24l. 14s. 2d. in time of William Loueney wardrober, 481l. 12s. 6d. in time of Richard Clifford now of late wardrober, and 182l. 3s. 4d. in time of Thomas Ryngwode late wardrober, and willing that he should be paid, for that he gave up those bills in chancery, delivering them to the treasurer in discharge of the late king, by letters patent of 7 January 14 Henry IV that king granted him from Michaelmas then next 81l. a year of the farm of the alien priory of Lodres co. Dorset, and of the lands etc. thereto belonging, which were in that king's hands by reason of the war, and were demised to farm for that yearly sum, and 103 marks a year of the alien priory of Caresbroke and the lands etc. thereto belonging which were then demised to farm for that yearly sum, until the debt should be fully paid.
Et erat patens.
Mandate to the keepers etc. for the time being of the alien priory of Lodres to pay William Trystour the arrears since Michaelmas last, and 81l. a year until contented (as above).
Et erat patens.
Feb. 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Order, upon complaint of William Cliffe of 'Northcave' and Margaret his wife, to repair in person to their common pasture in 'Northketilthorp,' and to make inquisition concerning a second overcharge thereof, and if he shall find that it has again been unlawfully overcharged by Thomas de Metham and William Dounay after the first admeasurement, to answer at the exchequer for the cattle put thereupon after the same over and above the due number or for the price thereof, and to abate the overcharge; as the complainants have shewn that they brought a writ of the late king, addressed to William de Haryngton then sheriff, for admeasurement of the said pasture, which was unlawfully overcharged by the said Thomas and William Dounay, that he did admeasure the same, and that after that admeasurement the defendants have a second time unlawfully overcharged the same contrary to the statute; and the king's will is to aid the complainants, as he is bound to do.
Membrane 5.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To Robert Tirwhit and his fellows, justices appointed to take an assize of novel disseisin concerning a third part of the manor of Little Markham with appurtenances in Little Markham, Tuxforde, Mylton, and Bevercote, by Alexander Merynge arraigned against John de Tuxforde and Katharine his wife. Order, upon petition of the plaintiff, to proceed to take that assize, the allegations hereinafter mentioned notwithstanding, so that they proceed not to rendering of judgment without advising the king; as the plaintiff has shewn the king that he arraigned the same by writ of the late king, and that before the said Robert and William Nevylle knight, two justices of assize, William Ludyngton for that king said that the said third part was held of the late king in chief by the service of the twentieth part of one knight's fee, doing suit at his court of the wapentake of Bassetlowe twice a year, that it was seized into that king's hand by William Ulcarthorp then escheator in Notynghamshire for that before the date of the original writ of assize, to wit 1 January 13 Henry IV, without that king's licence the said John made a feoffment thereof to Thomas de Lancastre knight son of that king, John brother of the said Thomas, Henry Pirpount and Robert Strelley and to their heirs, and that the feoffees were thereof seised by virtue of the said feoffment, wherefore he took it that the justices would not proceed without advising the king, craving that the escheator then present in court should be examined, and has shewn that the escheator was examined upon oath, and said that long before Tuesday in the fifth week of Lent 13 Henry IV information was given him that the said third part was held in chief by knight service, and that without licence John de Tuxforde made the feoffment aforesaid, wherefore by virtue of his office, without command or warrant to the sheriff or any bailiff he took an inquisition, that thereby it is found that the same was so held by the service aforesaid, that the said feoffment was made without licence, and that the feoffees were seised by virtue thereof, and said that by virtue of that inquisition on Monday in the said fifth week he seized the same into that king's hands, and it was then in his hands, and has shewn that John de Tuxforde in person, and the said Katherine by him as her attorney, appeared and said that Francis de Merynge was lately seised of the said third part, and held it of King Edward III by the service aforesaid, doing suit at the said court, and by charter produced, dated Newerke 5 June 43 Edward III, with licence of that king (likewise produced) gave that part, with the exception of 10 acres of land and 10 acres of pasture, to John de Sutton of Houton and Gilbert his brother and to the heirs of Gilbert's body, the licence being dated Westminster 4 June 43 Edward III, with remainder of Katharine Sutton the younger, then wife of the grantor, and to the heirs of her body, remainder to the right heirs of John de Sutton, that by virtue of his gift John de Sutton was thereof seised as of freehold, and Gilbert as of fee tail, that John de Sutton died, and Gilbert died without issue, that the said Katherine entered as in her remainder, and was then in possession jointly with her husband, and that John de Sutton, on whom was settled the remainder in fee simple died without issue, wherefore the late king was then seised of the reversion by escheat, and that the defendant and his wife are tenants in fee tail in her right with reversion to that king, wherefore they took it that the justices would not proceed without advising the king, and has shewn that as to the land and pasture excepted they shewed no cause wherefore the assize ought not to be taken, wherefore it was determined that it should be taken, and as to the allegations of William Ludyngton for the late king, protesting that he did not acknowledge that the said third part was held of the king, or was seized as alleged, the plaintiff said that long before the supposed feoffment he was thereof seised in demesne as of fee tail, until unlawfully and without a judgment disseised by the defendants, that after their disseisin they took the issues and profits until the Tuesday aforesaid, that if any such feoffment was ever made, it was in order to delay him in his suit, that he might have no knowledge of the tenants of the premises, in which case it was of no force in law by the statute, but the defendants ought to be adjudged tenants thereof, all which he was ready to prove, craving judgment, and that the assize should be taken, and as to the defendants' plea in respect of the third part with the exception aforesaid, he said that long before the said Francis had aught therein John Fawne of Little Markham was thereof seised, and by charter produced, dated Little Markham Monday after Michaelmas 29 Edward III, by name of his manor of Little Markham in Tuxforde, Mylton and Bevercote, gave the same to Adam de Clay then vicar of Whalesby and to his heirs, that by charter produced, dated Little Markham the day of St. Thomas the Apostle 30 Edward III, by name of his manor of Little Markham, that grantee gave the same to Thomas Merynge, by name of Thomas son of John de Merynge, and to Elizabeth his wife and the now plaintiff and to the heirs of the plaintiff's body, that the said Thomas and Elizabeth were thereof seised as of freehold, and the plaintiff as of fee tail, that Thomas and Elizabeth died so seised, and the plaintiff was seised by virtue of the entail, and continued his estate until the said Francis unlawfully and without a judgment disseised him, that the said Francis after made a feoffment to John de Sutton and Gilbert, that the plaintiff entered upon their possession in the life time of the said Francis, and was thereof seised until the defendants likewise disseised him, and further that John de Sutton died not without issue as the defendants alleged, but had an heir then living, all which he offered to prove, wherefore he craved judgment forasmuch as the matters alleged by the defendants and William Ludyngton were insufficient in law to delay the assize, and has shewn that, process being continued, a day was given before the said justices of assize, and the plaintiff was told to sue with the late king for licence to proceed, if he should think fit, that being further continued to another day, the cause remained without a day because of that king's death before the day set, that after by virtue of a command of the king the said justices, before whom the plaintiff appeared in person, commanded the sheriff again to summon the recognitors of that assize, and again to attach the defendants, that process being further continued before the said Robert and Thomas Bret knight, two justices of assize, Nicholas Conyngston appeared for the king, and said even as did William Ludyngton, and that the late king died seised of the said third part, and after his death it came to the king's hands, wherefore he took it that the justices would not proceed without advising the king, and the defendants said (as above recited), that John de Sutton and Gilbert his brother were
Membrane 4.
thereof seised etc. (as above) that the defendants had continued their possession forty years and more without any entry or claim being thereupon made, and said that John de Sutton died without issue, wherefore King Richard II was seised of the reversion by escheat, that the reversion came to the late king for that King Richard demised the ruling of England, that he died thereof seised, and after his death it came to the king's hands, and so that they were tenants in fee tail with reversion to the king, wherefore they took it that the justices would proceed no further without advising the king, craving aid of the king, and has shewn that as to the land and pasture excepted it was determined that an assize should be taken, and as to the allegation of Nicholas Conyngston, protesting that he did not acknowledge that the said third part was held of the late king, or was seized as alleged, the plaintiff said that the alleged feoffment of Thomas de Lancastre and others, if ever made, was made after the original writ of the assize was obtained, namely 1 January 13 Henry IV, and while that writ was pending, in which case it was of no force in law, and further said that by examination of the escheator it appeared that he took an inquisition without any command or warrant to the then sheriff or any bailiff, and by virtue thereof seized the premises, and that an inquisition so taken was in law insufficient for such seizure for that it was taken without warrant or authority of the law, and was not indented, all which he was ready to prove, craving judgment whether the matter so alleged was sufficient to delay the assize, and that as to the plea of the defendants he said that on Tuesday in the fifth week of Lent aforesaid they pleaded before the late justices, alleging that John de Sutton died without an heir, wherefore the reversion pertained to the late king as an escheat, that he replied that the said John had an heir then living, offering to prove it as the court should determine, and that he was told nevertheless to sue with the late king for licence to proceed, that the parties appeared in chancery, and alleged the matters aforesaid, that at their instance the late king commanded the then sheriff and the escheator to make inquisition and certify in chancery whether John de Sutton died without an heir or had an heir then living, and if so who was his next heir and how, and of what age the heir was, and that it was found by inquisition, taken before Ralph Makerell then sheriff and William Ulcarthorp then escheator, that the deceased had cousins and heirs, namely John de Carleton of Holme then of the age of forty years, son of John de Carleton son of Maud Snell sister of Alice Snell mother of John de Sutton, and Robert Sterke of the age of 22 years and upwards, son of William son of Agnes Snell sister of Alice Snell, which inquisition is now in chancery, and that the plaintiff said further that John de Carleton and Robert Sterke were cousins and heirs of John de Sutton, and were then living, all which he was ready to prove, and has shewn that inasmuch as it was so found that John de Sutton had two heirs living, in which case neither King Richard nor the late king had, nor has the king any right or interest in the said reversion, nor was or is any of them thereof seised, the plaintiff craved judgment whether the defendants ought to be admitted a second time to make allegation that he died without an heir contrary to the allegation of the plaintiff and the content of that inquisition, and that the court should proceed to take the assize those allegations notwithstanding, and that it seemed to the said Robert and Thomas Bret that they ought not to proceed without advising the king, wherefore they have deferred so to do.
Membrane 3.
Feb. 5.
Westminster.
To the collectors or customers for the time being of the custom upon wool, hides and woolfells in the port of London. Order to pay to John Shadworth of London 4l. a year for life and the arrears since 4 April 3 Henry IV, on which date the late king granted that during the said John's life the tronage of wool in that port should be in his house called the 'Wollewharfe,' for the easement of which house, for other chambers, and for a solar for greater easement of the customers, controllers, clerks and other officers there, that king granted him for life 4l. a year of the said custom.
Et erat patens.
Jan. 1.
Westminster.
To the escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order in presence of the next friends of the heir of Francis Court knight, or of their attorneys, to assign dower to Lewis Johan and Alice his wife, who was wife of the said Francis; as for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has pardoned the said Lewis his trespass in taking her to wife, and the said Alice her trespass in marrying him without licence of the king.
Membrane 2.
Jan. 18.
Westminster.
To the constable of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order to receive Roger Cheyne, John his son and John Brian from one who shall deliver them on behalf of the king, and to keep them in custody in the Tower until further order. By K.
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
To the (said) constable or lieutenant. (Like) order concerning Roger Acton knight. By K.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Northumberland. Order in presence of Henry Fitz Hugh or his attorneys to assign dower to Margaret who was wife of John Darcy knight, and the issues thereof taken since her husband's death; as the late king took of her an oath etc., and by writ of 11 November 14 Henry IV commanded the then escheator to assign her dower in presence of the said Henry, to whom he committed the ward of all castles, manors, lands, rents, profits etc. of her husband, in that king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of Philip his son and heir, and the issues thereof which the king granted her; and the late king died while dower was not assigned to her.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To John earl marshal, marshal of England. Order by mainprise of Lawrence Litilpage, John Frere, William Capoun and Robert Careffelde of Missenden co. Bukingham to set free William Hardynge, imprisoned in the marshal's custody by command of the king; as they have mainperned in chancery body for body and under a pain of 40l. to have him before the king and council upon warning received, to answer touching what shall be laid against him.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suffolk. Order to set free the cattle of John Duke, master of the hospital of St. Nicholas Bury St. Edmunds, until the chief plea between him and Nicholas Coners of Berton by Bury esquire be determined, and if he shall give security for prosecuting his claim, order to put the said Nicholas upon his bail to be before the justices at Westminster one month after Easter; as the master has shewn the king that he brought the sheriff a writ of replevin concerning his cattle, taken and unlawfully withheld by the said Nicholas, that the sheriff did replevy them, gave him a day at the next county [court], and attached the said Nicholas to answer him thereupon, that the king after ordered the cause to be put before the said justices at a set day, and that while the plea was pending before them, the said Nicholas a second time took his cattle for the same cause; and that is unlawful and contrary to the peace.

Footnotes

  • 1. Directing the chancellor to issue nos briefs de liberate currant et allocate dormant.
  • 2. The face of membrane 9 is blank.