Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry VI: Volume 3, 1435-1441. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1937.
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|Order to the sheriff of Lincolnshire for election of a coroner instead of Robert Skaifman of Stalyngburgh, who is too sick to exercise that office.|
|Membrane 13. (fn. 1)|
|To the escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor and town of 'Market Rasynge,' delivering up any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that a fine thereof levied at Westminster three weeks after Easter 5 Henry V, and was recorded in the octaves of St. Hilary that year, between Geoffry Harley, Richard Hulle esquires and John Monyton plaintiffs and John Merbury esquire and Agnes his wife deforciants, whereby the deforciants acknowledged the right of the said Geoffrey, and the plaintiffs granted that manor and town to John Merbury and Agnes and to the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of the said Agnes, that they were thereof seised in fee tail, and peaceably continued their estate all her life, that the said Agnes died thereof jointly seised with John Merbury without issue by him, that he is yet living, and that the same are not held of the king.|
|To the escheator in Bedfordshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the fourth part of a water mill with appurtenances in Luyton and Whathamstede.|
|To the escheator in Notynghamshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manors of Arnalde and Tiertewelle (sic), the [latter] being held of the king as of the honour of Tykhulle, and Arnalde of others than the king.|
|To the escheator in Herefordshire. Order to take the fealty of John Merbury due for these and other lands in Salop, Notynghamshire and Leycestershire, and to give him livery of the castle and manor of Webbeleye, and the issues thereof taken, upon a finding that the fine (above mentioned) levied with licence of the king, and that the same are held in chief by the service of one knight's fee.|
|To the escheator in Salop. Order to give John Merbury livery of one knight's fee and the fourth part of one knight's fee in Butterley and Bletheley, parcel of the castle and manor of Webbeley co. Hereforde which are held in chief by the service of one knight's fee, and the advowson of Lodelowe church; as the king has commanded the escheator in Herefordshire to take his fealty.|
|To the escheator in Leycestershire. (Like) order concerning the manors of Cotesbache by Lutterworth and Neubolt Verdoun which are held in chief, but to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors of Hemyngton and Braunston, held of others than the king, 60s. of rent and the view of frankpledge of Skyftynton, and the advowsons of 'Gracedieu' priory, the churches of Braunston, Skyftynton and Cotesbache and a fourth part of the church of Boseworth, delivering up any issues thereof taken.|