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Close Rolls, Henry V: May 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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May 1413

Membrane 33d.
May 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of taking of Simon Chyveyn, by whatsoever name, any security for keeping the peace at suit of Maud Barnevyle, and order by mainprise of William Preston 'tailour,' John Bynde 'mercer,' John Plumer 'tailour' and John Fyfete 'tailour,' all of London, to set him free if taken.
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, at suit of John Chalkhille.
Stephen Wade of Sonnynge co. Berkshire to John Kynge of 'Westwycombe' co. Bukingham. General release of all personal actions, plaints and demands. Dated 20 May 1 Henry V.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 May.
Thomas Compworth and Nicholas atte Welle of Northamptonshire to William Walderne mercer and Walter Gautroun draper, citizens of London. Bond in 8l. payable at Christmas next. Dated 29 May 1 Henry V.
(The said) Thomas and Nicholas to (the said) William and Walter. (Like) bond payable at Christmas 1414. Dated 29 May 1413, 1 Henry V.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 29 May.
John Ontylis and William Coventre. Indenture of defeasance of a recognisance for 240l., by the said William made in chancery 30 May 1 Henry V and payable at Christmas next, upon condition that the said John, his heirs and assigns, may have and enjoy the manors of Tidecombe and Haselwyk co. Berkshire of the said William's gift, not being thrust out by force of any judgment or lawful entry, or by any title arising from the grantor's first possession thereof until now, or charged by reason of any rent charge, rent sec, recognisance, statute merchant or of the staple or other charge or forfeiture by the grantor made before the date of his grant, or by any other who had possession of the premises since his first possession thereof, or that if so thrust out of the same or any parcel thereof or charged without their fraud or covin the grantor shall upon reasonable warning recompense them to the true value within one year. Dated 30 May 1 Henry V. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said John, 30 May.
John Chelmesforde citizen and grocer of London to William Balue of Yorkshire, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim and surrender with warranty of all the lands etc. in Berkhamstede co. Hertforde and the 'halimote' thereof, as in houses, gardens, meadows, rents, services, wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats, heriots, suits of court etc., which William Balue has in peaceable possession by gift and feoffment of Robert Bolton clerk and Roger Bygge of Berkhamstede, of Walter Newenton citizen and grocer of London and otherwise. Witnesses: Thomas Staunton, Thomas Warde esquires, John Whatele, Roger Bygge, Richard Yong. Dated 31 May 1 Henry V.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 June.
May 1.
Westminster.
William Pomfret, William del Stable, Richard Estwayte, John Wyrale, John Crophille, Nicholas Fossebroke, John Reynalde, John Bowere, William Cooke, both of Notyngham, Reynold Geffecoke and William del Rodes of Notyngham to Nicholas Stapulforde of Notynghamshire, Thomas Strelley, Reynold Shawe and William Aston. Recognisance in 40l., to be levied etc. in the said county.
Condition, that William Pomfret and the others shall save the said Nicholas and the others harmless toward the king in respect of a mainprise for 40l. by them made, that William Pomfret and the others shall make or procure no insurrections or unlawful assemblies within the town of Notyngham or elsewhere which may tend to disturbance or terror of the people.
Membrane 32d.
May 17.
Westminster.
Master Ralph Grenehurst clerk to Simon Gaunstede, Thomas Smyth and Nicholas Wymbyssh clerks. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
May 11.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Hilton, Richard Roudoun, Richard Sutton and William Lynde, in respect of taking of John Grenacre any security for keeping the peace at suit of Richard Denby, Thomas Cosyn and John Priour.
May 22.
Westminster.
William Walderne of London, John Preston and John Crede to John prior of Lewes and his successors. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied etc in the city of London and in Westmerland.
Condition, that John Preston shall fulfil all the covenants in an indenture made 19 May this year between him and the prior and convent concerning certain lands in the county and diocese of York to him demised by them.
John Preston of Westmerland to William Walderne of London and John Crede. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied etc. in Westmerland.
Condition, that he shall save them harmless toward John prior of Lewes and the convent in respect of the above recognisance.
May 26.
Westminster.
John Daubriggecourt knight the younger of the county of Suthampton and William Lynde of Oxfordshire to Philip Englefelde and Richard Priour of Essex. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied etc. in the counties of Suthampton and Oxford.
Thomas Compworth and Nicholas atte Welle of Northamptonshire to William Walderne mercer and Walter Gautroun draper, citizens of London. Bond in 8l. payable at Christmas 1415. Dated 29 May 1413, 1 Henry V.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 May.
(The said) Thomas and Nicholas to (the said) William and Walter. (Like) bond payable at Christmas 1416. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 May.
June 2.
Westminster.
Adam Stoure of Essex to Nicholas Wymbyssh and Richard Sotheworth. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied etc. in Essex.
John Crukerne to Ralph Maloisell, Joan his wife, William brother of the said Ralph and William Barry, and to the right heirs of Richard Clopton. Confirmation of a charter whereby William Muriden gave all his lands, rents and services in Clopton and in the parish of Crukerne which were of John Tovy, and other his tenements in Tyntenhalle, Stoket, Dynyngton and Seburgh co. Somerset, and all his messuages, lands, rents, services and reversions in Aye, Niterhey and Wernant co. Dorset and in Kentesbere co. Devon with the advowson of Kentesbere church to the said Ralph and Joan and the heirs of the said Ralph's body, with remainder to the said William his brother and to the heirs of his body, remainder to William Barry and to the heirs of his body, remainder to the right heirs of Richard Clopton; and quitclaim of the premises, with proviso that this confirmation and quitclaim shall extend only to the lands etc. above declared, though more be specified in the charter above mentioned. Witnesses: Thomas Brook, Thomas Beauchamp knights, John Jewe, Nicholas Reede, William Staunton, Thomas Bolour, Robert Blaneforde. Dated 24 May 1 Henry V.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 June.
Thomas Halywelle of Thetilthorp co. Lincoln to William Groef clerk vicar of St. Andrew Bywelle and William Isope clerk vicar of St. Peter Bywelle, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all the lands, rents and services, and the reversions if any, in the towns, territory and lordship of Prudhowe and Ovyngeham co. Northumberland sometime of John de Babyngton, whereof they are now seised in fee simple by charter of feoffment of the said Thomas, which he does hereby confirm. Witnesses: John Bertram, William de Mitforde, William Halywelle, Nicholas Turpyn, Simon Weltden the younger. Dated Monday before Whitsuntide 1 Henry V.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by Thomas Haliwelle, 6 June.
Membrane 31d.
April 16.
Westminster.
Thomas Porter, one of the yeomen of the king's chamber, is sent to the prior and convent of St. Frideswide Oxford, to take of that house such maintenance as Nicholas Spaldynge deceased had therein. By p.s. [201.]
April 14.
Westminster.
Ralph de Radeclif of Lancashire esquire to the king. Recognisance for 500l., to be levied etc. in Lancashire.
Condition, that he shall make or procure no suit, and maintain none other to sue against the king by petition or other action at law concerning the manor of Ulneswalton, nor against any other tenant holding the same, nor any tenant of the king in fee or for life holding tenements thereof held. French.
May 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order at their peril, for particular causes, to cause proclamation to be made, that no liege man of whatsoever estate or condition shall sell bows, arrows, armour or artillery to any man of Scotland or any other aliens the king's enemies, and that none of his enemies shall buy the same, under pain of forfeiting property so bought and sold. By K.
John Crede (or Grede) otherwise Symme, cousin and heir of Thomas Grede esquire, to Edward de Courtenay knight son of Edward earl of Devon, Robert Cary, Robert Weye clerk and Gilbert Bisshop, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands, reversions, rents and services, moors etc. in Chilton Furnyaux otherwise Chilton Avenell, Wodelonde and Morelonde which they had by feoffment of Philip de Courtenay knight, and he by feoffment of Thomas Grede. Witnesses: Thomas de la Pomeray knight, John Chiselden, Nicholas Pontyngdoun, William Wilforde, John Wille. Dated the feast of St. Peter's Chair 14 Henry IV.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Grede, 28 May this year.
May 30.
Westminster.
Henry Billyngdoun to Thomas Aylesbury knight. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire.
May 30.
Westminster.
William Coventre to John Ontylis. Recognisance for 240l., to be levied etc. in Berkshire.
June 4.
Westminster.
Richard Baynarde of Essex to John de Swynbourne and Geoffrey Swynbourne his son. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. in Essex.
Thomas Hycoun otherwise Hygyn of Hundeslowe co. Middlesex to Robert Warner, Thomas Pynchoun, Robert Haxeye and John Beaugraunt, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of all his lands, rents and services in Heston and Istelworth co. Middlesex, which he had by gift of Thomas Cunnesby, Thomas Ayston and Clement Symonde, and they, with Thomas Glemmesforde and John Symmes both now deceased, by feoffment of John Hycoun father of Thomas. Witnesses: Thomas Maydeston, Thomas Martyn, John Hotoft, John Bacheler, Richard Rychemonde, Henry Beluys, John Thorp. Dated Istelworth, 3 June 1 Henry V.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 June.
William Sevenoke citizen and grocer of London and William Balderton chaplain to Nicholas Wotton citizen of London, his heirs and assigns. Grant of the reversion of a chamber behind the hall of the manor of Bocton Malherbe called 'Baschambre,' two little low chambers thereto annexed with the easements thereof, the easement of the kitchen, with free ingress and egress to the said chambers and kitchen, and of going to and fro through the hall to the church and elsewhere, and livery of wood for fuel in the said chamber and kitchen; as John Dygge and Alice his wife, who was wife of Robert Corby, among other manors and lands lately held the whole manor and advowson of Bocton Malherbe co. Kent and divers lands, tenements, rents, farms and services in the parishes of Bocton Malherbe, Lenham, Heryettesham, Reynham and Bakechilde for the life of the said Alice only, with remainder to the grantors and others now deceased and to the heirs of William Balderton, as by fine levied at Westminster may appear, and by indenture they demised their estate in the said manor, advowson, lands etc. to the said Nicholas, Joan his wife now deceased, Stephen Bettenham, John Hochoun and Thomas Mellere, excepting and reserving the chambers and easements aforesaid during the life of the said Alice. Witnesses: Roger Peyfrere, John Horne, Thomas Meller, Thomas Umfrey, William Eytherst, Thomas Stonehouse, John Stonehouse, William Clerk. Dated Bocton Malherbe, 7 June 1 Henry V.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 June.
May 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas in respect of taking of John Mariot of Lewes 'wolman' any security for keeping the peace at suit or complaint of John Aleyn citizen and mercer of London, William Grantham and Edmund Chynham, and order by mainprise of William Longe, William atte Pyle, Andrew Blake and John Baroun, all of Lewes, to set him free, if taken.
To the guardians of the peace in Kent, and to the sheriff. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of William Longe, John Mariot, William atte Pylle and John Baroun, all of Lewes, in favour of Andrew Blake of Lewes at suit etc. of John Dryland, Reynold Dryland and Matthew Armurer.
May 31.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Devon. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Thomas Provendre 'mercer,' John Grantham 'goldsmyth,' William Hertwell 'goldsmyth' and Geoffrey Gurney 'haberdassher,' all of London, in favour of Thomas Bellers at suit of any of the people.
June 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Trelownay of Cornwall, Richard Bosoun of Devon, Robert Westecote of Oxfordshire and William Mounforde of Dorset, in favour of Walter Reynell at suit of John Batesforde.
Membrane 30d.
May 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas in respect of taking of John Loryngdoun any security for keeping the peace at suit of Stephen Sewale, and order by mainprise of Walter Dunmowe 'draper,' Simon Herland 'felmonger,' Richard Eyr 'skynner' and John Beket, all of London, to set him free, if taken.
April 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Berkshire. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Thomas Herry 'carpenter' Richard Danyell 'smyth,' Richard Clement 'smyth' and Robert Bromhill 'smyth,' all of London, in respect of taking of Richard Dyer of Warfelde any security for keeping the peace at suit of Henry Cotterell or any of the people.
May 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of taking of Alan Goodyer and John Sauge any security for keeping the peace at suit of Maud Bernevyle, and order by mainprise of William Kymot, John Bykemore, Simon Chevene and John Mayhewe, all of Middlesex, and upon their own undertaking, to set them free if taken.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, at suit of John Chalkhille.
William Sevenoke citizen and grocer of London and William Balderton chaplain to Nicholas Wotton citizen and woolman of London, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of three messuages, six tofts, 400 acres of land, 60 acres of meadow, 150 acres of marsh, 4 acres of wood and 6 marks of rent in 'Westhurrok, Easthurrok,' Stifforde and Dungesille co. Essex, the manors of Hoo in the Isle of Tanet, Wytherst in Merdenne and Bocton Malherbe by Leneham, two tofts, one carucate, 200 acres of land, 70 acres of marsh, 18 acres of wood, 58s. of rent and a rent of 26 hens in 'Eastcherche,' Wardone, Leyesdone and Menstre in the Isle of Shepeye, Chistelet and Heriettesham, and the advowson of Bocton Malherbe church co. Kent; as a fine levied at Westminster one month after Michaelmas 5 Henry IV between Richard Wynter, Henry Whitwell citizens and 'stokfisshmongers' of London, both now deceased, the said William and William plaintiffs and the said Nicholas and Joan his wife deforciants, whereby the deforciants acknowledged the right of William Balderton, and of the tenements in Herriettesham rendered one toft, the said carucate of land, 50s. of rent and rent of hens to the plaintiffs and the heirs of William Balderton, further granting to them the reversion of the residue of the premises, whereof Alice who was wife of Robert Corby was tenant for life with reversion to the deforciants and to the heirs of the said Joan, and all are now in peaceable possession of the said Nicholas during the life of the said Alice by demise of John Dygge and the said Alice now his wife. Witnesses: John Laue, Robert Arnolde, John Godston, William Warle, Richard Sewere, Roger Peyfrere, John Horne, Thomas Millere, Thomas Umfrey, William Eytherst, Thomas Stonehouse, John Stonehouse, William Clerk. Dated 28 May 1 Henry V.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 June.
June 14.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the peace in the parts of Lyndesey co. Lincoln. Writ of supersedeas omnino, in respect of taking of Peter Goldesmyth, John de Louthe, John Forest, William Fosse, Simon Gunny, William Baley, William Boston, Robert Cotes and Robert Barley any security for keeping the peace at suit of John Wathe clerk, and order by mainprise of John Cottys, William Bretoun, William Frischemay and Richard Upton 'sadeler' to set them free, if taken.
June 10.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the peace in Kent, and to the sheriff. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Thomas Beek, William Ansame of Yorkshire, Thomas Dalby and Adam Marsshall of Norffolk, in favour of William Hornby clerk at suit of Geoffrey Hardyng.
May 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Hardyng of Kent 'squyer,' John Mallyng of London 'draper,' John Clyf 'skrevener' and John Cristchirche 'skrevener,' both of London, in favour of Geoffrey Wysebury of Mersham, Robert de Wysebury, Geoffrey Hardyng and John Smyth of Mersham at suit of William Elys and Miles de Mersham chaplains.
July 2.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John de Parys 'brouderer,' Peter atte Hille 'pynner,' William Philipot 'pynner' and Richard Stornley 'marchant,' all of London, in favour of Agnes Subden at suit of Juliana Rotour.
July 5.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Thomas Moore 'brewer,' William Couelee 'goldsmyth,' John Berewelle 'sherman' and William de Eye 'brouderer,' all of London, in favour of William Cornvyle the younger at suit of Henry Anketill 'sherman.'
July 3.
Westminster.
To the same. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Sperston esquire of Cheshire, Simon Jonesson and Nicholas Sandes, each of London 'bargeman,' and John Hamonde of London 'fuller,' in favour of Richard Kynge at suit of John Faireforde.
July 1.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the peace in the county of Suthampton, and to the sheriff. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Richard Haket of the said county, Richard Houton of Somerset, Walter Sharp of London 'taillour' and John Snowe of the county of Suthampton, in favour of John Ferrant otherwise Smyth at suit of John Priour and John Pynhorne.
Membrane 29d.
June 5.
Westminster.
To the chancellor of Oxford university and his commissaries for the time being. Order, under pain of the king's wrath, and of forfeiting the liberties and privileges of the university, to cause proclamation to be made within the town and suburbs of Oxford as often as by the king's officers, ministers or serjeants required, forbidding any clerk or scholar, their officers, servants, ministers or other persons under the rule and privilege of the university to enter or hunt in the king's forests of Shottore, Stowode and Bernewode, his warren of Wodestoke or park of Bekley co. Oxford, or to take or carry away his vert and venison without the licence and will of the king and his ministers there, and that none of them, and no other in their name of whatsoever estate, degree or condition shall do or procure bodily hurt to any of his officers, ministers or serjeants there for the time being, and if after such proclamation the chancellor or any of the king's ministers shall find any man under his rule offending in that behalf, order to take and imprison them until he shall have special order of the king for their deliverance; as by report of many the king has learned that divers of the clerks etc. aforesaid under the said rule and privilege, gathering to them great number of evildoers in unlawful assemblies, with no small power have by night and by day entered the said forests and warren, broken the said park by force of arms, without his licence and will have hunted, slain, taken and carried away deer, hares, coneys, pheasants and partridges, and do yet purpose to hunt therein, threatening his officers etc. in life and limb so that they dare not, and for a long while have not dared, openly to pass to do their business there; and the king's [will is] to resist the malice of those evildoers, chastise them according to their deserts, and make provision for the safety of his officers etc., and of his vert and venison there. By K.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 20l., made in chancery 13 June this year by John de Dalston, John de Claxton, William Mounceux and Thomas de Spense, all of Cumberland, for John Kesewyke, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Roger Dokwra.
May 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against William Walsale, appointed by King Richard II with John Delves to survey and keep the castle and lordship of Redecastelle with all the members and appurtenances, which came to that king's hands by death of Nicholas de Audeley tenant in chief, and to make that king's advantage thereof, levying the issues and profits thereof arising, and answering for the same at the exchequer, and by other letters patent to deal likewise with the manors of Audeley, Tunstall, Endon, Horton, Astanesfelde, Chesterton and Norton upon the Moors co. Stafford with the members etc., which came likewise to that king's hands, but order nevertheless to proceed against the said John; as those commissions came not to the said William's hands, as he has made oath in chancery.
May 22.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of taking a second time of Richard Colswayn any security for keeping the peace at suit of Richard Messager, and order by mainprise of William Bygge 'patynmaker,' Alan Bydell 'tayillour,' Thomas Smalwode 'strenger' and Walter Bagge 'cordewaner,' all of Middlesex, to set him free if taken.
May 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of David Holbache, Robert Corbet, Richard Laken esquires, and Urian Seynpeer, all of Salop, in favour of Matthew ap Meredich (sic) at suit of Robert Hore.
June 21.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the peace in the county of Suthampton. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Tirvey 'brewer,' Thomas Knyghtley 'grocer,' Walter Cole 'bowyer' and Philip Parker 'bowyer,' all of London, in favour of Nicholas Glover of Odyam co. Southampton and Agnes his wife at suit of Robert Wodlefe of Odeham.
June 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bukingham. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of Richard Calverley 'draper,' Michael Trerys 'bruer,' Walter Symmes 'bruer' and Richard Gaynesburgh 'bruer,' all of London, in favour of John Carpenter of Ivyngho at suit of Richard Clerke of Ivyngho.