Close Rolls, Henry VI: December 1437

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry VI: Volume 3, 1435-1441. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1937.

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December 1437

Dec. 5.
To Hugh Dandyson. Order under a pain of 1,000l. to view the tenor of petitions of Nicholas Castelle and Margaret his wife, daughter of William Spaygne knight, and of Humphrey Castelle their son and heir concerning the last will of the said William, which they have presented in chancery against the said Hugh, and the king is sending enclosed with the tenor of the said will, and to fulfil the said will without delay, certifying in chancery under his seal in the octaves of St. Hilary next how he has executed this order; as he appeared in person in chancery, and in his examination averred upon oath that he never knew the will there produced in writing under the testator's seal was his will, neither had he knowledge thereof, promising that if by loyal information and good evidences it might be found that the will was true, he was ready to do what reason and conscience should require; and by examination and proof before William bishop of Lincoln and Philip Tylney of Boston, by them certified in chancery at command of the king, it is clear that the will so sealed and produced was the last will of the said William, and after deliberation with the justices and others of the council learned in the law it was determined that the said Hugh should fulfil the same according to the said petitions.
Dec. 7.
To the escheator in Cornwall. Order to give John Colshulle, son and heir of John Colshulle knight, seisin of his father's lands; as he proved his age before Thomas Gille late escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [3980.]