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Close Rolls, Henry VI: January 1427

Pages 285-287

Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry VI: Volume 1, 1422-1429. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1933.

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January 1427

Membrane 14.
Jan. 30.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Hertford for election of a coroner instead of Thomas Rokelle, who is too sick and aged to travail in exercise of that office.
Feb. 5.
Westminster.
(Like) order to the sheriff of Bukingham in regard to Nicholas Bagenale.
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Middlesex. Order to take the fealty of John son of Lucy who was wife of Robert Busshey, and to give him livery of a messuage and two shops in the parish of St. Clement Danes without New Temple bar London, and the issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John de Oselby at his death held the same in fee tail to him and the heirs of his body by Joan late his wife, by gift of the said Lucy to the said John and Joan and to the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the said John son of Lucy, his heirs and assigns, that they are held in chief by fealty and by the service of rendering to the king 18d. at Michaelmas for all services, and that John son of Lucy is of the age of thirty years and more.
To the sheriff of Wiltesir. Order for election of two other coroners within the town of Merleburg; as by the late king's departure the power of the coroners made in his time is at an end.
Jan. 20.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Northumberland. Order to take the fealty of Henry de Fenwyke, son and heir of Alan de Fenwyke knight son of Elizabeth who was wife of John de Fenwyke knight and cousin and heir of the said Elizabeth, and to give him livery of her lands, and those of his heritage by her held in dower and otherwise for life, taken into the hands of King Henry IV by her death and by reason of the said Henry's nonage; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and for half a mark paid in the hanaper the king has respited his homage until Michaelmas day next.
Jan. 12.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Middlesex. Order to take the fealties of John Gedeney citizen and draper of London, William Babyngton, John Hotoft esquire, Peter Henewyke clerk, John Fray, Robert Tatersale, Richard Stace, Edward Littell clerk, Walter Cheseman clerk, John Carpenter, Edmund Twyne and Clement Liffyn, and to give them livery of the manor of Penbrokes and the issues thereof taken, and of the manor of Bruses; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Edward Gildeforde late escheator, that Idonia who was wife of John Walden esquire was sometime tenant of the said manors for life by virtue of a fine thereof and of other tenements levied in the late king's court between Robert Neweton clerk plaintiff and the said John and Idonia deforciants, whereby the said John acknowledged the plaintiff's right, and the plaintiff granted the same to the deforciants for their lives with remainder to William Harleton abbot of Waltham, John Shadworthe, Robert Neuport, Thomas Charleton, William de Wakefelde, John Fray, John Gedeney, Robert Warner, John Waryn of Walden, William Bryght clerk, Richard Scot, Henry Dalby, John Teynton and John Neuport clerks, and to the heirs of John Teynton, by virtue whereof the deforciants were thereof seised as of freehold, that John Teynton after made a release to the said abbot and the others, that John Walden died and Idonia continued her estate, that Robert Neuport and William Wakefelde died, that the abbot, John Waryn and William Bright made a release of the reversion to the said John Shadworthe, Thomas, John Fray, John Gedeney, Robert Warner, Richard Scot, Henry and John Neuport, that John Neuport after died, and after his death without licence of the king the said Thomas, by name of Thomas Charleton knight, John Gedeney and John Fray made a release of the manor of Bruses to the said John Shadworthe, Robert Warner, Richard Scot and Henry, that likewise without licence John Shadworthe and the others after made a demise of the reversion of that manor to the said John Gedeney, William Babyngton, John Hotoft, Peter Henewyke, John Fray, Robert Tatersale, Richard Stace, Edward Littell, Walter Cheseman, John Carpenter, Edmund Twyne and Clement Liffyn, their heirs and assigns, and the said Idonia attorned tenant to them, that she died thereof seised of the estate aforesaid and none other, that after the death of John Neuport, Robert Warner and Richard Scot made a release of the manor of Penbrokes to the said Thomas, John Shadworthe, John Fray, John Gedeney and Henry, that they made a demise of the reversion thereof to Robert Warner, Richard Scot, John Teynton and John Drayton, their heirs and assigns, and the said Idonia attorned tenant to them, and made them a demise of that manor to farm during her life at a yearly rent of 25 marks, by virtue whereof they did enter the same and were thereof seised, and they made a demise thereof to John Gedeney, William Babyngton and the others, their heirs and assigns, that Idonia after died seised of the said rent, that by her death and by reason of the trespasses aforesaid the manor of Bruses is taken into the king's hand, and that it is held in chief, and the manor of Penbrokes of the king as of the honour of Huntyngdoun; and for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has pardoned the trespasses aforesaid, and for 20s. therein paid has respited the homages of John Gedeney and the others until Christmas day next.