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Close Rolls, Henry V: April 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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April 1413

April 2.
Westminster.
To the constable of the Tower of London and his lieutenant. Order to receive by indenture certain Scots whom John Drax serjeant at arms shall deliver on behalf of the king, and to keep them in custody in the Tower until further order. By K.
April 5.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriff of Bristol, the collectors of customs and subsidies in that port, and to the admiral's deputy there. Order to suffer John Cotoun of Bristol merchant to take over to Ireland a crayer called 'la Trinite' of Bristol, William Knapp owner and John Senches master, which now of late John Cotoun has laded in that port with old wine, salt, cloth and other merchandise to be taken to Ireland it is said, and the wine etc., first paying the customs, subsidies etc. thereupon due, any command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding, so that they take with them nought to the prejudice of the king.
March 31.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Bishops Lenne, and the collectors of customs and subsidies in that port. Order to suffer William Marcheforde of London 'mercer' and other merchants of England, who have now of late freighted in that port a ship called 'la Margarete' of Lenne, Thomas Fouler master, and another ship of Campe, Nicholas Guysson master, with wool and woolfells to be taken to the staple of Calais it is said, by themselves and their deputies to take the same over thither, first paying the customs, subsidies etc. thereupon due, with the masters and seamen of the ships, and the soldiers therein by them hired for defence of ships, wool etc., any former command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the admiral of England, his lieutenant in the port of St. Botolphs town and their representatives there. Order to suffer all ships and other vessels in that port laded with wool, hides, woolfells and other merchandise to pass to the staple of Calais and to other parts of the king's friendship, first paying the customs, subsidies etc. thereupon due, any command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding. By K.
Membrane 35.
April 14.
Westminster.
To Thomas Mortymere escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to take the fealty of Margaret late the wife of Robert Ferrers of Cherteley, and to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Bucbrok, delivering to her any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, which the late king caused to be taken by the escheator, that at his death her husband held that manor of the duke of Lancastre by knight service as jointly enfeoffed with her, to them and the heirs of the said Robert.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the admiral of England or his lieutenant, the mayor and bailiffs of Bishops Lenne, and the collectors of customs and subsidies in that port. Order to suffer John Fairday, master of a ship of William Brittham of Lenne laded in that port with cloth and divers other merchandise not of the staple to be taken to Norway it is said, to pass thither with ship and seamen, cloth and merchandise, if not of the staple, first paying the customs, subsidies etc. thereupon due, any former command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding.
To the admiral of England or his lieutenant, and to the bailiffs of Great Jernemuth. Order to suffer John Prest of Blakeney, John Dowe of Colchestre, Stephen Salle, Henry Caweser of Heston and John Walter of Hanforde, who lately laded their boats with oysters and mussels and brought them to Great Jernemuth for victualling of the town and the parts adjacent, to pass to their own parts with their boats and the seamen thereof any command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding.
Marginal note, to ask John Clerke for the date.
Membrane 34.
April 10.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Bedford for election of a coroner instead of Simon Rotour, who is insufficiently qualified.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the admiral of England or his lieutenant, and to the bailiffs of Great Jernemuthe. Order to suffer John Spytelynge, Robert Helys, Robert Reman, John Hastynge, Thomas Glaveyn, Geoffrey Pampynge, Adam Berde, Richard Stoteville, John Stoteville Simon Thurkylde and Thomas Quyche, masters of ships and little ships called 'doggers' now in the port of Great Jernemuth it is said, to pass thence to sea with their ships and seamen in order to catch fish and bring it to England, any command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding.
To the same, and to the collectors of customs and subsidies in the said port. Order to suffer Ralph Kent of London, Wytwys Hughson Host, Nicholas Lawe of Camfere and Deryk Cunan Werke, masters of certain ships of Holande and Selande laded with cloth and other merchandise not pertaining to the staple it is said, after payment of customs, subsidies etc. thereupon due, to pass to Holande and Selande with ships, seamen, cloth etc., if the same be not of the staple.
April 13.
Westminster.
To John Hauley of Dertemouth. Order to deliver to Peter de Gunsales, master of a balinger of Spain called the 'Seint Croice' laded with wine, or to his attorney, with the gear, his ship which by colour of a marque or reprisal granted by the late king to Margery de Coventre was, contrary to the truce with Spain, arrested in the port of Dertemouth and is there detained in John Hauley's custody, and to safe keep all the wine therein, spending or eloigning none, until the same shall be appraised by Thomas de Carrewe knight and the mayor of Dertemouth by virtue of a commission of the king; and when so appraised the king's will is that he sell it at the best price he can and may, and of the money pay the freight of the balinger, as may be agreed with the said master, and safe keep the residue of the wine until further order. By K.
April 27.
Westminster.
To the warden of the Flete prison or his representative. Order by mainprise of Thomas Strelly, Nicholas Stapelforde and Reynold Shawe of Notynghamshire and William Aston of London, and of the prisoners one for another, for their good behaviour toward the king and people, and especially toward the mayor and bailiffs and the good men of Notyngham, and that they shall make or procure no insurrections or unlawful assemblies which may tend to disturbance or terror of the people within that town, to set free William Pomfret, William del Stabelle, Richard Estwayte, John Wyrale, John Crophille, Nicholas Fossebroke, John Reynalde, John Bowere, William Cook, both of Notyngham, Reynold Geffecoke and William del Rodes of Notyngham, committed to the said prison by reason of unlawful assemblies heretofore made in the town it is said.
April 14.
Westminster.
To the constable of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order without taking of them this time any fee to set free all Scots delivered to their custody by indenture by John Drax serjeant at arms at command of the king. By K.
[Fœdera.]
May 12.
Westminster.
To the constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order, upon petition of merchants of Holande and Selande of the king's friendship, to dearrest and deliver up to them certain ships laded with wheat lately arrested in the port of Sandewich by the searcher under pretence that the wheat was of the king's enemies of Genoa (Janua), and yet in the custody of the constable, and their wheat, suffering them therewith to pass to their own parts; as the king has information that the ships and wheat are theirs and not of his enemies, as witness is borne before him and the council; and the merchants have found security in chancery that they shall answer and content the king for the same, in case they may be found to be enemies' goods. By C.
Membrane 33.
April 13.
Westminster.
To the mayor of Dertemouth, and to John Hauley esquire. Order, upon petition of Robert Russell merchant of Bristol, to set free a ship called 'le Gracedieu' of Brittany, John Bartho master, the seamen thereof and the salt wherewith it was laded, any command of the king or of the late king to the contrary notwithstanding; as by letters patent of 20 April last the late king took under his protection for one year any ship, barge or balinger whether of the realm of Castille or of Brittany which the petitioner by himself, his merchants, attorneys or servants in foreign parts should lade with merchandise whatsoever, the gear thereof, the master, seamen and servants, and the goods and merchandise therein, coming for traffic to the realm, there abiding, and thence returning to the said parts or any other; and now the petitioner has shewn that by virtue thereof in Brittany he caused the said ship to be laded with salt, and would have brought it therewith to Bristol, but that on the voyage thither ship and salt were, contrary to the said protection, taken at sea by men of Dertemouth in ships arrayed in manner of war, and brought to Dertemouth with the master and seamen, and are yet there under arrest; and he has produced in chancery the said letters of safe conduct, a charter made between him and John Pennoke merchant of Brittany, and letters under seal of the mayoralty of Bristol witnessing that the salt is his, and was by him laded by virtue of that safe conduct.
April 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Strict order, if he may spy out or find any such robbers within his bailiwick, to cause them to be arrested and kept in safe custody until further order; as the king has information that certain English balingers and other vessels lying off Quenesburgh castle and in other parts of the rivers there do daily in contempt of the king take and rob any vessels laded with merchandise, goods and victuals which are sailing to the city of London and other places adjacent, though they be of England, Holande, Selande or other parts of the king's friendship, and any English vessels sailing with merchandise to foreign parts; and the king's will is to provide a remedy, and to chastise such evildoers according to their deserts. By K.
Like writ to the mayor and sheriffs of London.
April 24.
Westminster.
To the admiral of England and his deputies, the mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton, the collectors of customs and subsidies in that port, the king's searchers and the keepers of the passage there. Order for particular causes to suffer Francis Pissat, master or owner (patronum) of a carrack, called the 'Seint Marie' and 'Seint Nicholas' of Venice arrested in that port, after payment of the customs, subsidies etc. due upon the merchandise brought thither, to pass thence to Flanders with the carrack and the seamen thereof in order to get wares there and bring them to England, notwithstanding the king's late command to the admiral or his lieutenant to suffer no persons of whatsoever estate or condition, and no ships or vessels with goods, wares, letters or other property to pass over sea in any ports or other places of the realm until further order, and his further command to the admiral to give order to all his lieutenants or deputies on the king's behalf to suffer none so to pass until further order.