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Close Rolls, Henry VI: July 1437

Pages 131-134

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

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July 1437

July 1.
Westminster.
John Bernyngham, Robert Rolleston, Nicholas Wymbyssh and Thomas Morton clerks to John bishop of Bath and Wells the chancellor and William bishop of Lincoln. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Yorkshire.
Condition, that the dean and chapter of the cathedral church of St. Peter York shall abide and perform the award of the said bishops, arbitrators chosen by the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard York and by them, touching the title and possession of the tithes of corn and hay arising from lands of the master and brethren at Heslyngton within the parish of St. Lawrence without the walls of York and in the suburbs thereof, which are in their own hands, so that the same be made in writing indented under the bishops' seals before the Purification next.
John Osbaldewyke clerk, Christopher Boynton, Thomas Sutton and William Stillyngton to John bishop of Bath and Wells the chancellor and William bishop of Lincoln. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Yorkshire.
(Like) condition on behalf of the master and brethren of the (said) hospital.
July 9.
Kennington manor.
To the prior and convent of St. Bartholomew London by 'Smytfelde.' Request to admit to their house George Assheby one of the clerks of the king's signet, whom in consideration of good and unpaid services the king has sent to them, willing to make him provision of a maintenance, and to minister to him for life a corrody and maintenance in that house, which is of the king's patronage and of the foundation of former kings it is said, with all rights, dues, profits etc. accustomed of old time, as fully as any person had or ought to have had therein at request of the king or any of his forefathers by reason of the royal prerogative, making and delivering to him letters under the common seal of the house with mention of what he shall take, and writing again by the bearer what they will do. By p.s. [3740.]
May 18.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of Whiteby in the diocese of York. Nomination of John Ellerton 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; and order to write again what they will do. By p.s. [3609.]
July 1.
Westminster.
William Tirwhit knight to Thomas Walsyngham of London and John Broun of the exchequer. Recognisance for 30l. payable on the feast of St. Peters Chains next, to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire.
The said William to the said Thomas and John. Like recognisance for 25l. payable in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next.
These two recognisances cancelled upon the acknowledgment of the said Thomas and John.
July 13.
Westminster.
William Botiller of Corsse co. Gloucester esquire to Ralph Botiller knight. Recognisance for 2,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Gloucestershire.
Condition, that he shall discharge the said Ralph, his heirs and executors of all he shall receive in the office of under chamberlain of Suthwales under the said Ralph so long as he shall occupy the office of his under chamberlain or representative, and shall save them harmless during that time toward the king, his heirs and others whatsoever.
John Brikles citizen and draper of London to Thomas Moorton, John Stokes and Richard Selby clerks, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead, his property, merchandise and wares in the city of London and elsewhere within the realm and over sea, and all debts to him due. Dated London, 28 July 1437, 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 July.
Membrane 3d.
John Geffray, cousin and heir of John Andrewe of Southwerke co. Surrey, to Arthur Ormesby esquire, Henry Purchas, John Horloke grocers and Richard Claydyche (Claidich) scrivener citizens of London, their heirs and assigns. Surrender and quitclaim with warranty of a tenement or inn called the 'Helme' upon the 'hope' in the parish of St. Margaret Southwerke, which John Welles citizen and grocer of London dwelling in Southwerke and John Waleys of Southwerke, jointly with Margery late wife of John Welles, John Dekene grocer and John Tredewey skinner citizens of London all deceased, had by demise and feoffment of John Elyngham and John Heyward citizens and 'stokfysshmongers' of London, and by charter, dated Southwerke 24 August 12 Henry VI, made a demise and feoffment thereof to Robert Fitz Robert and Sir John Galeway chaplain, both now deceased, and to the said Arthur, Henry, John Horloke and Richard, their heirs and assigns. Witnesses: Peter Saverey, William Broun, John Broun, Thomas Gille, John Maykyn. Dated 12 June 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 July.
William Vale citizen and butcher of London to John Mollesley citizen and butcher of London, his heirs, executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm. Dated London, 22 July 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 July.
June 19.
Westminster.
William Tirwhit knight to John Wyggemore. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Yorkshire.
Condition, that he shall save the said John harmless toward Ralph Holande citizen of London in respect of 17l. 18s. 8¾d. wherein the said John and William are bound to him, payable on Michaelmas day next.
Cancelled upon the acknowledgment of the said John, appearing in person in chancery at Westminster 1 July 18 Henry VI.
June 27.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of St. Mary without the city of York. Nomination of John Grymmesby, one of the clerks of the king's 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. [3531.]
May 17.
Westminster.
To the prior and convent of Coventre. (Like) nomination, upon the creation of the prior, in favour of John Preste chaplain, the king's servant. By p.s. [3616.]
July 13.
Westminster.
Thomas Peke (fn. 1) one of the under clerks of the spicery is sent to the abbot and convent of Wenloke co. Salop, to take such corrody or maintenance as John Corffe deceased had. By p.s. [3779.]
March 9.
Westminster.
John Grymesby and Hugh Clyderhowe, both of Kyngeston upon Hull, to the king. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in the said town.
Condition, that a ship called 'le George' of Hamsterdam in Holande, Roland Gerardson master, now in the port of Plymmouth shall as speedily as conveniently it may be brought to the port of Sandewich with the goods and merchandise therein, and there unladed, unless taken by the enemy or lost at sea.
May 14.
Westminster.
Henry Pierpount, Thomas Rampston knights, John Gargrave esquire and William Rampston clerk to Amery Mateny citizen and draper of London. Recognisance for 180l., to be levied etc. in Derbyshire, Notynghamshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.
Condition, that they shall pay him 30l. on Christmas day next, 30l. on Midsummer day 1438, 30l. on Christmas day 1438, 30l. on Midsummer day 1439, 30l. on Christmas day 1439, and 30l. on Midsummer day 1440.
Cancelled, upon the acknowledgment of the said Amery.
July 31.
Westminster.
Henry Hallay of Tettenay 'gentilman' to Thomas Haseley. Recognisance for 10l., to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire.
Cancelled upon his acknowledgment.
July 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order, for notable causes specially moving the king and council, to cause proclamation to be made, that no person of whatsoever estate, degree or condition shall ship any wool, woolfells or other merchandise of the staple to be taken to foreign parts in any place within the realm save the 'keys' and 'stathes' in the ports by statute appointed, where the king's weights and the 'beem' are, and that the customers of the port where the same are shipped shall take security for which they will answer that such merchandise found to be shipped in any privy port, 'crike' or place suspect, and not in the ports so appointed, the ships wherein the same is put, and the goods of the masters and seamen therein shall be forfeit, and their bodies imprisoned at the king's will, of which forfeiture the king shall have one half, and he who will find, attach and present it the other, and further that if any such merchandise be hereafter taken over to any parts over sea save the said staple (sic), except such as shall be taken to the western parts, unless by due certificate of the said staple it shall appear that it was there bought, it shall be lawful for governors of towns to which it is taken to take and enjoy it as their own, and if proof may after be made that any such merchandise has been carried out of the realm and brought thither without due certificate, and not taken by the said governors, every ship or vessel coming out of those parts to the realm shall be arrested, and the masters thereof imprisoned, until the king shall be contented of the true value of merchandise so taken out of the realm.
Like writs to the sheriffs of the counties etc. following:
Surrey and Sussex.
Suthampton.
Wiltesir.
Somerset and Dorset.
Bristol.
Devon.
Cornwall.
Essex.
Norffolk and Suffolk.
Lincoln.
York.

Footnotes

  • 1. In the warrant Pecke.