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Close Rolls, Henry VI: June 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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June 1437

June 22.
Westminster.
Thomas Copto parson of 'Northwokyndoun' co. Essex to John Gladwyn of 'Westthorndoun.' Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and church goods in Essex.
June 5.
Westminster.
John de Voolde alderman, merchant of the Hanse, Gobelin Clusiner and Lambert Joses to the king. Recognisance for 500 marks, to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels in the city of London.
Condition, that Henry Vorrat, who claims that by bond of King Henry IV a sum of 19,274 nobles is due to brother Paul Ruldorf, general master of Prussia, and that he is proctor and envoy of the master specially deputed to sue for and receive the same, but has not at hand and does not produce the bond or his proxy, shall within eight months produce a quittance under the master's seal of 1,000 nobles by him levied, and for production to the treasurer before Easter after Easter next of the original bond, or a true copy thereof under the hand of a notary and seal of the archbishop of Bremen or bishop of Lubek, to be made in view and presence of one by the king deputed, if he shall so decree.
Membrane 7d.
June 26.
Westminster.
Thomas Carmynowe esquire to John Broughton esquire. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied etc. in Cornwall.
Condition, that before Easter next he and Joan his wife by fine levied in the king's court shall make a release to the said John and his heirs, or to his heirs or nominees, of all manors, lands, fees and advowsons in Cornwall which were of Thomas Peyvre, with clause of warranty against the abbot of Westminster and his successors only, and in case the said Joan shall die in his life time and he shall take another wife or other wives, within half a year after a request made by the said John, his heirs or his feoffees of the said lands, he and such wives shall levy such fines to the said John etc., with like clause of warranty.
Richard Davy citizen and painter of London to Joan his wife, Thomas Donyngton and William Bridde 'foundour' citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels quick and dead in all England, and all debts to him due. Witnesses: Robert Arnewy, John West, William Bolton, John Motte, John Walker. Dated London, 26 June 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 27 June.
Robert Wylughby knight to Richard Yerburgh, John Wyles and John Preston, their heirs and assigns. Confirmation with warranty of their estate of and in the manors of Eresby, Spyllesby, Wylughby, Toynton, Stepynge, Orby, Burgh, Hamby, Thedilthorp, Skydbroke, 'Saltflethaven,' Somercotes, Foulestowe Wylughby, Toft, Pynchebeke, Stykforde, Westerkeelle, Ratheby, Foletby, Beltesforde, Fenton, Wyspyngton, Langton cum Whythalle, Partenayfodryngey and Partenaythorp co. Lincoln, Whetacre, Chadgrave, 'Walcote Westhalle,' Roughton, Eggefelde and 'Walcote Esthalle' co. Norffolk and Lylleforde co. Northampton, lands in Hokyngton co. Cantebrigge, an inn, messuages, lands etc. in the parish of St. Giles without 'Crepulgate' London, and all other his lands in the counties aforesaid, whereof he made a feoffment to them and others; also of the manor of Foulestowe called 'Arsyke maner,' and all lands in Foulestowe co. Lincoln which were of Roger Arsyke knight, and lately purchased to the use of the said Robert. Dated 18 June 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 June.
June 26.
Westminster.
John Broughton esquire to Thomas Carmynowe esquire. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire.
Condition, that he and Elizabeth his wife within half a year after she shall come of age shall by fine levied in the king's court make to the said Thomas and his heirs, or to his heirs or nominees, a release of the manor of Beworthy co. Devon, with clause of warranty by the said Elizabeth and her heirs against the abbot of Westminster and his successors only, and that in case the said Elizabeth shall die in his life time, and the said John shall take another wife or wives, within half a year after a request by the said Thomas, his heirs or feoffees of the said manor, the said John and such wives shall levy such fines, with like clause of warranty.
William Mountagu esquire to Philip Cortenay, John Baynton knights, John Sidenham, John Hody, John Carter clerk and John Fortescu, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manor of Brutforde and Bremelshawe, and of all lands, reversions, rents and services in Brutforde, Bremelshawe and Pynchet co. Wiltesir which he and John Storke, Thomas Husee, William Wotton clerk, Thomas Mille clerk and John Andrewe had by feoffment of Joan who was wife of Robert More esquire. Dated 1 May 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 July.
Mercy Carreu of Bromley co. Kent 'wydowe,' Thomas Herynge of Croydoun co. Surrey 'gentilman' and George Boys of Bromley 'gentilman' to John Wryther. Bond in 20l. payable on the feast of St. Lawrence 1438. Dated 2 July 15 Henry VI.
Mercy Carreu, Thomas Herynge and George Boys (as above) to John Wryther. Bond in 20l. payable on the feast of St. Lawrence 1439. Dated (as the last).
Mercy Carreu, Thomas Herynge and George Boys (as before) to John Wryther. Bond in 20l. payable on the feast of St. Lawrence 1440. Dated (as before).
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 2 July.
Membrane 6d.
John Dyer 'cotiller' and Margery his wife, late the wife of Henry Felawe, to John Clampard 'smyth' of the Tower of London, his heirs and assigns, Gift with warranty of a yearly quit rent of 40s. issuing from all lands in the parish of St. Clement without New Temple bars London late of Richard Lyghtfoot, which rent the said Margery and Henry had jointly by grant of Richard Lyghtfote dated 20 June 4 Henry VI; and they have delivered to the grantee 1d. in name of seisin. Dated 12 June 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Dyer, 16 June.
William Pecke of Coupell co. Bedford, Thomas Pecke 'gentilman' and John Lane 'iremonger,' both of London, to John Franke, Nicholas Wymbyssh, John Stopyngdoun clerks, Ralph Belers esquire and William Russell, their heirs and assigns. Charter of a moiety of the manor of 'Newhall' co. Essex, all their lands, rents and services in Asshildam and elsewhere in Essex, a moiety of the manors of 'Overhalle' in Godleston, Brokheles in Great Munden and 'Rosehalle' in Saret, all their lands, rents and services in Gedleston, Great Munden, Saret and elsewhere in Hertfordshire, a moiety of the manor of 'Rosehall' in Mancestre co. Warrewyk, the advowson of Mancestre church and all their lands, rents and services in Mancestre and elsewhere in Warwickshire, all which they had by fine levied in the now king's court between them and James Bellers and Ellen his wife; and grant of the reversion of the manors of Brokeholes in Radwynter and Gifforde in Great Saundforde and all other lands in Radwynter, Great Saundforde and elsewhere in Essex, whereof Thomas Barnard esquire is tenant by the courtesy of England after the death of Christina his wife, with reversion by fine between the said parties to the grantors and to their heirs. Witnesses: Thomas Haseley, John Selby, Thomas Pakyn, John Stafforde, John Bate. Dated 8 March 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 March.
May 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norffolk and Suffolk. Order upon sight etc. to cause watch to be kept day and night upon the sea coasts of those counties, and continually to oversee the same, that no harm or mischief be brought upon the lieges by lack thereof or by his neglect; also to cause proclamation to be made, that all able bodied men of his bailiwick of whatsoever estate, degree or condition be ready continually upon their allegiance to march and travail with their best equipment for resistance to the enemy and defence of those parts when need shall be and danger threaten; as the king has credible information that a number of his enemies are even now at sea with an armed power in a great navy, purposing and going about not only to do what mischief they may to his liege subjects at sea, but to invade and damage the realm, and his will is to resist their malice. By C.
Like writs to the sheriffs of the following counties:
York.
Lincoln.
Essex.
Kent.
Surrey and Sussex.
Suthampton.
Somerset and Dorset.
Devon.
Cornwall.
William Mytton esquire to John Harpur, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manors of 'West Tillebury' co. Essex, Henhurst co. Kent and Pountfreyt co. Middlesex. Dated 12 July 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 July.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 100 marks, made in chancery 26 June this year by Lawrence Standysshe of Standysshe 'gentilman,' James Standysshe of Chorley 'gentilman,' both in Lancashire, John Bradshawe of Chelaston co. Derby 'gentilman' and John Taylour of Wrightyngton co. Lancaster 'gentilman' for Henry Standysshe esquire, and of an undertaking by him under a pain of 100l., that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Henry Broude of London 'cordewaner.'
Thomas Wykeham of Oxfordshire knight and William Straunshill citizen and skinner of London to Mercy Carreu of Bromley co. Kent widow. Bond in 20l. payable on the feast of St. Peters Chains 1440. Dated 1 July 1437, 15 Henry VI.
Thomas Wykeham and William Straunshill (as above) to (the said) Mercy. Bond in 20l. payable on the (same) feast 1439. Dated 1 July 15 Henry VI, 1437.
Thomas Wykeham and William Straunshill (as before) to (the said) Mercy. Bond in 20l. payable on the (same) feast 1438. Dated 1 July 1437, 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 2 July.
John Kyngesdene citizen and goldsmith of London to Alice his wife, John Amour citizen and mercer of London and John Bowre clerk, their heirs, executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead. Dated London, 16 June 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 July.
Membrane 5d.
Thomas Leukenore knight, John Gaynesforde, William Selman and Thomas Heryng to William Warbulton esquire, William Estcourt, Nicholas Osulbury, John Clerke, John Estby clerks and Thomas Sercedene esquire, their heirs and assigns. Demise of 4l. of rent in Oterbourne by Winchester co. Suthampton, with the homages and all services of Thomas Wykeham knight and his heirs for all lands which he formerly held there of Mercy who was wife of Nicholas Carrewe, who by fine levied at Westminster one month after Easter 11 Henry VI, and recorded in the octaves of Trinity that year, granted the same to the now grantors and to John Halle now deceased and to the heirs of Thomas Heryng, and Thomas Wykeham attorned tenant to them. Dated 1 July 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 July.
Thomas Leukenore (and the others above named) to William Warbulton (and the others), their heirs and assigns. (Like) demise. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 3 July.
Joan late the wife of John Grey and mother of Ralph Grey to John Roger of Benham, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of six messuages, five tofts, five carucates of land, 6 acres of meadow, 40 acres of wood, 500 acres of pasture, 60s. of rent and pasture for twenty horses, sixty oxen, sixty hogs and two thousand sheep in Chepynglambourne, Uplambourne and Bokehampton late of the said Ralph and Elizabeth his wife. Witnesses: Robert Shotesbroke, John Shotesbroke, John Estbury, William Floure, Thomas Marchaunt, John Deneforde, William Spynoche, John Snowe. Dated Chepynglambourne, 14 May 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment at Walden abbey 12 June before Thomas abbot of Walden, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the chancery file for this year.
Robert Tawke of Sussex esquire to William Sydney and his heirs. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Tadeham co. Sussex, which the said William had by his feoffment. Dated 5 July 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 July.
Thomas son and heir of Thomas Barton brother (fratris) and heir of Henry Barton to Walter Cotton late citizen and merchant of London, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all the lands, woods, rents, reversions and services in the towns and fields of Barton by Chitewode co. Bukingham which were of Henry his uncle. Witnesses: William Edy, Thomas Syresham, John Sherpe, John Boys, John Fescote. Dated Potterspury co. Norhampton, 31 January 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 July.
William Kerver citizen and grocer of London to John Lowthe and William Wheteley, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead, his property, merchandise, wares and debts within the realm and elsewhere. Dated 12 July 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 July.
William Mytton esquire to John Harpur. Charter, for his good counsel, of a yearly rent of 5 marks for life, to be taken of all the grantor's lands in Ryggeley and within the lordship of Ryggeley co. Stafford. Dated 1 March 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 July this year.
Thomas Baybroke citizen and fishmonger of London to Richard Banastre, William Downe fishmongers, Roger Baroun 'brewer' and William Baybroke fishmonger, citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in the city of London and elsewhere within the realm. Dated 1 July 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 July this year.
Membrane 4d.
John Harpour to William Mytton esquire, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim 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, and which the said John and William Mytton had by feoffment of Nicholas Falke of Herforde, son and heir of John Falke and of Katherine his wife. Dated 12 July 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 July.
Maurice de la Ryver esquire to John Langley. Gift for life, for his good counsel, of a yearly rent of 20s. to be taken of and in all the grantor's lands in Acton Turvile co. Gloucester. Dated 20 June 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 July.
John Geffray, cousin and heir of John Andrewe of Southwerke co. Surrey, to John Welles citizen and grocer of London dwelling in Southwerke, his heirs and assigns. Surrender and quitclaim with warranty of the whole tenement or inn called the 'Helme' upon the 'hoope' in the parish of St. Margaret Southwerke, whereof John Welles is seised. Witnesses: Peter Saverey, William Broun, John Broun, Thomas Gylle, John Maykyn. Dated 10 July 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 July.