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Close Rolls, Henry V: March 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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March 1413

March 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bedford. Writ of supersedeas in favour of Richard Mascall, and order by mainprise of Thomas Whyte 'iremonger,' Ralph Walsham 'taillour,' Thomas Whyssh 'draper,' all of London, and William Hardewyke of Bedfordshire to set him free, if taken at suit of the late king and John Radewelle for leaving John Radewelle's service before the term agreed.
March 30.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made in the port of London and other places adjacent, forbidding any man of whatsoever estate or condition under pain of forfeiture thereof to put any cloth or merchandise, pack any cloth or shew or open other merchandise to be imported and unladed, or to be exported or laded, in any other place or places save a particular place by the treasurer lately appointed by command of the king, to the end that the same may there be customed without fraud or deceit, and directing the customers in that port to suffer none to be put, packed, shewn or opened elsewhere; as the king's will is that true answer be made, as he is bound, for all the customs, subsidies, etc. upon all cloth and merchandise imported and exported, without fraud and concealment. By K. and C.
Like writs to the following:
The sheriff of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The mayor of Kyngeston upon Hull.
The mayor of Lenne.
The bailiffs of St. Botolphs town.
The bailiffs of Gippewich.
The mayor of Cicestre.
The mayor of Sandewich.
The sheriff of Bristol.
The bailiffs of Great Jernemuth.
The bailiffs of Plymmouth and Fowy.
The mayors of Exeter and Dertemouth.
The bailiffs of Melcombe.
The bailiffs of Briggewate.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 20l., made in chancery 5 April this year by John atte Sonde, John Gay, John Sayene and Hugh Northrygge of Surrey for Richard Tymme, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Peter Louecoke or any other lieges.
Also of a like mainprise, mutatis mutandis, made by John Boughton, John Gay, Richard Crokker, and John atte Sonde of Surrey for the said Peter in regard to Richard Tymme etc.
Also of a like mainprise made by John Boughton, John atte Sonde, Thomas Smyth of Walton and William Quayle of Surrey for John Dogelle in regard to John Sayene etc.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order, for particular causes specially moving the king and council, to cause proclamation to be made, that all who have any annuities or other gifts or grants for life or years from King Edward III, King Richard II or John duke of Lancastre shall before 22 May next at their peril send or bring into chancery true copies of the letters patent made them concerning the same. By K. and C.
Like writs to singular the sheriffs throughout England.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 40l., made in chancery 13 April this year by Thomas Stanton, Thomas Walle, William Drapere, William Kent, John Gage and Thomas Hore for William Kyng, John Costantyn, Thomas Gage, William Notyngham, John Hardyng, William Glovere, John Leche, John Greyndoun, Richard Stanes and Thomas Broun, that they shall do or procure no hurt or harm to the abbot of Cirencestre, the canons his fellows, their servants or any of the people.
Vacated, because otherwise this year.
March 21.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made, that no liege man of whatsoever estate or condition, and no other dweller within the realm, dominions, powers or districts of the king may upon any pretence or for any cause send property, wares, money by exchange or goods which may directly or indirectly come to the hands, use or profit of the Genoese, of men of the jurisdiction or subjects of Genoa (Janua), dwellers there or in the district thereof, their factors or attorneys, under pain of forfeiting the same and losing double the value, and that no liege man or stranger shall bring or cause to be brought to any part of the said realm etc. any merchandise of the said Genoese etc. their factors or attorneys, or any other merchandise laded in their ships, under pain of forfeiting the same, unless such merchandise be taken for reprisal to the use of the king's merchants, or to the use of some other lieges for reasonable cause; as in consideration of the intolerable damage and grievance maliciously and fraudulently inflicted upon the merchants of London, who with the late king's licence lately despatched a certain quantity of wool and other merchandise to the parts beyond the Alps, by the Genoese who have for a long while been entreated with favour within the realm, as it is notorious, and as appears by decrees publicly proclaimed by the Genoese, in the hope that contrary to the public weal they shall be comforted with merchandise and profits of the realm to their liking, to be sent over by feigned colour to foreign parts to them favourable by inhabitants of the king's region who are mindful not of his nor of the public weal but only of their private advantage, to the prejudice of the king, the diminution of his custom and subsidy and the abasement of the public, and to the comfort and impunity of the Genoese in their malice, which the king will not endure, his will is to save him harmless and make provision for the common weal. By K.
Like writs to the following:
The mayor of Calais.
The bailiffs of Gippewich.
The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton.
Membrane 37d.
March 22.
Westminster.
To Th. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to a parliament at Westminster three weeks after Easter next, with the clause premunientes.
Like writs to H. archbishop of York, R. bishop of London and seventeen other bishops.
[Report on Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 816.]
To the abbot of Peterborough. Summons to the said parliament.
Like writs to the abbot of St. John Colcestre and 23 other abbots, the prior of Coventre and the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England.
[Ibid.]
To Edward Courtenay earl of Devon. Summons to the said parliament.
Like writs to Thomas earl of Arundell, four other earls, Hugh Stafford and 31 others, including Master Thomas de la Warre, one only being styled chivaler.
[Ibid., p. 817.]
To the sheriff of Kent. Order at the next county [court] to make proclamation of the day and place aforesaid, and to cause two knights of the shire girt with the sword, two citizens of every city and two burgesses of every borough to be elected by them that be present at that proclamation, and to come to the said parliament. The king's will is that the sheriff be not elected, nor any other sheriff.
Like writs to singular the sheriffs throughout England, and to the chancellor in the county palatine of Lancastre.
[Ibid.]
To the sheriff of Bristol. Like order, mutatis mutandis, for election of two burgesses.
Like writs to the following, mutatis mutandis:
The sheriffs of London for election of four citizens.
The sheriffs of York for election of two citizens.
The sheriff of Newcastle upon Tyne for election of two burgesses.
The sheriffs of Norwich for election of two citizens.
The sheriffs of Lincoln for election of two citizens.
[Ibid.]
To William Gascoigne the chief justice. Summons to the said parliament.
Like writs to William Thirnyng chief justice of the Common Bench and to ten others.
[Ibid., p. 818.]
To the constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to his representative. Order to cause two barons of every port to be elected and come to the said parliament.
[Ibid.]