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Close Rolls, Henry VI: May 1437

Pages 119-124

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

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May 1437

Membrane 10d.
May 8.
Westminster.
Henry Langley of Riklyng co. Essex and John Leventhorp of Sabrichesworth co. Hertford esquires to John Rogiers of Benham co. Berkshire. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels in Essex and Hertfordshire.
Condition, that neither Ralph Grey, Elizabeth his wife nor any of the heirs of their bodies shall recover in the king's court any lands in Chepynglambourne, Uplamburne and Bokampton late of the said Ralph and Elizabeth against John Roger of Benham, his heirs or assigns.
Nicholas Falke of Hereforde, son and heir of John Falke and of Katherine his wife, to John Harpour. Quitclaim of the manors of 'West Tyllebury' co. Essex, Henhurst co. Kent and Pountfreyt co. Middlesex. Dated Thursday in Easter week 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 May.
Nicholas Falke (as above) to William Mytton esquire his cousin, son of Richard Mytton knight, and John Harpur, their heirs and assigns. Charter of his purparty of all lands, rents and services in Salop and within the liberty of Shrewsbury which were of Thomas Skynner, son of William Skynner of Salop his cousin, and his purparty of all lands in Salop which descended to him by death of Katherine his mother; and warranty thereof against Richard abbot of St. Peter Westminster and his successors. Witnesses: John Mascy esquire, William Hexstall, Robert Whitegreve. Dated the feast of the Conception 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 May this year.
May 11.
Westminster.
Thomas Stanley knight of Lancashire, Walter Strykelande of Wiltesir esquire and Henry Norreys of Lancashire esquire to William Beauchamp knight. Recognisance for 2,000l., to be levied etc. in the counties aforesaid.
Condition, that the said Henry shall discharge the said William, his heirs and executors of all receipts taken by the said Henry in his office while under chamberlain of Northwales under the said William, and shall save them harmless toward the king and others whatsoever in respect of other matters by him done in the said office during that time.
Cancelled upon the acknowledgment of William Beauchamp knight.
Thomas Hasylden, son and heir of Hugh Hasylden of Goldyngton co. Bedford, to Henry Etwell, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands, rents and services in Wakefelde, Sandall, Stanley and Crykeleston co. York. Witnesses: William Wawan, John de Mitton, Richard Lyttester, Roger Taillour, Richard Skelton. Dated Wakefelde, 12 May 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 May.
Thomas Horner of Bukinghamshire 'gentilman' to Ralph Verney citizen and mercer of London, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of all the lands, rents, reversions and services etc. in the parishes of New Wyndesore, Old Wyndesore and Clewer co. Berkshire which the said Thomas and Ralph had jointly by feoffment of John Turvey otherwise called John Fyssher of Turvey. Dated 6 May 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 May.
Peter Paule and John Walyngton parson of Baldoke to John Kneseworth, Thomas Anchettes, Peter Aumener and Thomas Sandoun, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of all messuages, tofts, cottages, lands, rents, services etc. in the towns and fields of Baldoke, Clothale, Bygrave, Wellien and Weston sometime of John Venour, Joan his wife, William Walkerne and John Shodstoke, with wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats and common of pasture in Clothale and Wellien, and the manor of Kyngeswode in the parish (sic) of Clothale, Walyngton and Ressheden co. Hertford with all lands, rents and services and common of pasture in Ressheden, all which the said Peter, Paule and John had by grant of John Mapilton, Nicholas Wymbyssh and Thomas Smyth clerks. Witnesses: Philip Thornebery knight, John Fray chief baron of the exchequer, John Hotoft esquire, John Enderby, John Kyrkby of Asshewell, John Anable, John Warner the younger, both of Baldoke. Dated Baldoke, 15 May 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 May.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 200 marks, made in chancery 13 May 15 Henry VI by Thomas Stanley and Thomas Rempston knights for John Hokes of Flynte in Wales 'gentilman,' Thomas Pulle of Pulle 'gentilman' and Thomas de Hough of Thornton 'gentilman,' both in Cheshire, to have them in chancery one month after Michaelmas next in order to answer touching what shall be laid against them.
May 13.
Westminster.
Ralph Verney and John Barby, each of London 'mercer,' to Nicholas Wymbyssh clerk and Thomas Horner. Recognisance for 20l. payable on the feast of Allhallows next, to be levied etc. in the city of London.
The said Ralph and John to the said Nicholas and Thomas. Like recognisance for 20 marks, payable on Christmas day 1438.
The said Ralph and John to the said Nicholas and Thomas. Like recognisance payable on Christmas day 1439.
Membrane 9d.
April 6.
Kennington manor.
To the abbot and convent of St. Augustine Bristol. Order to take again their letters patent concerning a corrody or maintenance in that abbey which John Deken has, to admit to their house the said John and William Alberton one of the clerks of the office of the privy seal, and minister such corrody or maintenance to them for their lives and the life of the longest liver, making and delivering to them other letters patent under the common seal of the house with mention of what they shall take, and writing again by the bearer what they will do; as the said John is minded to demise his estate therein to the end that he and William Alberton may jointly have the same, and in consideration of the long and unpaid service of the said William in the office aforesaid the king has granted the same to them. By p.s. [3608.]
May 11.
Westminster.
John Denyssh esquire to Thomas Echyngham knight. Recognisance for 400l., to be levied etc. in Kent.
Condition, that the said John and Margaret his wife shall abide and perform the award of John Vampage and John Hody chosen on their behalf, or of another instead of each if either may not be present, and of William Chauntrell serjeant at law and Richard Wakhurst on behalf of Thomas Echyngham, or another (as above), touching the right, title and possession of the manor of Poplesham co. Sussex and all actions, plaints, debates and demands between the parties, so that their award be made before the quinzaine of Trinity next, or else the judgment of John bishop of Bath and Wells the chancellor, John Juyn chief justice of the Common Bench and John Goderede justice for pleas of the crown before the king, in case the arbitrators may not agree before the day named, so that such judgment be made before the octaves of St. John Baptist following.
May 11.
Westminster.
Thomas Echyngham knight to John Denyssh esquire. (Like) recognisance (the county being left blank).
(Like) condition.
Thomas Horner patron of the church of Staketherne co. Leycester to Nicholas Wymbyssh, Thomas Kirkeby clerks and William Fournyvalle. Grant of the next presentation to the said church, saving his right upon other vacancies. Dated 12 October 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 May this year.
May 20.
Westminster.
William Milreth and Thomas Cannynges, both of London, to the king. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Condition, that during one month after a ship called the 'Marie' laded with divers goods and merchandise shall touch at Ernemuthe in Seland, the king having granted the said William and Thomas by letters patent to send the same over sea thither, they shall keep the sea at their own cost with three ships, one barge and two balingers furnished and arrayed against the king's enemies with masters, seamen, armed men, archers and other needful habiliments of war, and shall not plunder nor harm the king's friends or allies, or others who have his safe conduct, or else shall make them restitution.
May 13.
Westminster.
Hugh Cliderhowe of Kyngeston upon Hull co. York merchant to Thomas Kirkeby clerk. Recognisance for 40s., to be levied etc. in Yorkshire.
Roger Fenys knight to Ralph Botelere, John Beauchamp knights, James Fenys, Richard Fenys esquires, Adam Iwode and John Gascoigne and to their assigns. Charter of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable on either side the sea. Dated Hirstmounceux, 1 April 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 June.
John Driffelde, son and heir of John Driffelde, to William Skerne, John Bykenore and John Woderoue, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of a tenement called 'Dounhalle,' a croft called 'Berowcroft,' a wood called 'Hamondstrete,' and all other lands, rents, services, reversions, commons etc. in Kyngeston upon Thames and 'Longe Ditton' co. Surrey which were of Eleanor Driffelde his grandmother and after of Robert Skerne. Witnesses: William Selman, Richard Drax, Thomas Broker, Robert Lurchoun, William Forde, John Risselot, John Lake. Dated Kyngeston aforesaid, 5 June 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 June.
May 15.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of Battle. Nomination of John Grymmesby the king's servant, one of the clerks of his chapel, to receive the pension wherein by reason of the abbot's new creation they are bound to one of the king's clerks, until by them provided with a benefice. By p.s. [3577.]
Membrane 8d.
Nicholas Falke of Hereforde, son and heir of John Falke and of Katherine his wife, to William Mytton esquire his cousin, son of Richard Mytton knight, and to John Harpur, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of his purparty of all lands, rents and services in Salop and within the liberty of Shrewsbury sometime of Thomas Skynnere, son of William Skynnere of Salop his cousin, and of all his purparty of lands etc. in Salop which descended to him by death of Katherine his mother. Dated Thursday in Easter week 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 May.
William Kerver citizen and grocer of London to Henry Bray and Thomas Cook citizens and drapers of London, Thomas West of Sudbury co. Suffolk and Henry Hale citizen and grocer of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead, and all debts to him due within the realm and elsewhere. Dated 10 May 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 May.
Hugh Dorsete, tenant for life by the courtesy of England after the death of Joan his wife of a third part of the manor of 'Westillebury' co. Essex, a third part of the manor of Henhurst co. Kent, and a third part of two thirds of the manor of Pountfreyt co. Middlesex, to John Harpur and his heirs. Charter indented of demise of the aforesaid parts during the life of the said Hugh, subject to a yearly rent of 20 marks and all charges, power being reserved to enter and hold the same again in his first estate if the rent shall be one quarter in arrear. Dated 12 June 13 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 10 May this year.
William abbot of Waltham Holy Cross and the convent to William Estfelde citizen and alderman of London and Juliana his wife and to their assigns. Gift with warranty, for 500 marks paid to the abbot and convent and to creditors of theirs for their relief and advantage, of a yearly rent of 50 marks for their lives and the life of the longest liver, to be taken of all the manors, lands etc. of the grantors in Essex, the first term of payment being at Easter next; and in name of seisin they have paid 20d. Proviso that if before Michaelmas day 1438 the grantors shall pay 500 marks in the church of St. Mary Aldermanbury London, this grant shall be void; and that no acquittance, release or payment made elsewhere shall be alleged in their discharge, and any so alleged shall be void; and bond in 100 marks for payment. Dated the chapter house, 1 October 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chapter house at Waltham Holy Cross 3 May before Richard Cordoun clerk, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the chancery file for this year.
May 3.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convert of Thorney. Nomination of Ralph Legh the king's servant, one of the clerks of his kitchen, to receive the pension wherein by reason of the abbot's new creation they are bound to one of the king's clerks, until by them provided with a benefice. By p.s. [3620.]