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Close Rolls, Henry VI: August 1437

Pages 134-137

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

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August 1437

Membrane 2d.
Aug. 3.
Westminster.
John Crystemasse citizen and draper of London and Richard Barnet of the parish of St. Alban in 'Wodstrete' London to John archbishop of York. Recognisance for 400 marks, to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Condition, that they shall pay the archbishop 44l. 9s. 2d. on Christmas day next, like sums on Midsummer day following, Christmas day following and Midsummer day following, and 44l. 8s. 4d. on Christmas day following and Midsummer day following, or shall at those feasts content him of merchandise or goods and chattels to the value aforesaid, which he will accept in satisfaction thereof.
Sir Henry Spicer of Burforde co. Oxford clerk, cousin and heir of Margaret daughter and heir of John Queryndoun otherwise Lemulle son and heir of Margery sister of Robert Lemulle, to John Langeley, Roger Capes, Joan Whyte, Thomas Riseley William Warnere, William Prelate, Geoffrey atte Hide, William Wode clerk, Thomas Laue clerk and Thomas Sneelle (Snelle), their heirs and assigns. Gift of the whole manor of Lemulle, and all other lands, rents, reversions and services in Broughton, Bourton co. Oxford, Lecchelade and Fayreforde co. Gloucester or elsewhere formerly of Robert Murdoke, and after of Robert Lemulle his nephew, ancestor of the said Margaret, and acknowledgment that they are thereof seised in fee simple; also gift of all lands, rents, services and reversions in 'Lytulfarendoun' extending into Oxfordshire and Berkshire and in Langeforde co. Oxford and Hatherope, and in Lecchelade and Fayreforde co. Gloucester of the heritage of the said Henry, now held in dower by Agnes late the wife of Robert Lemulle by his endowment with reversion to the said Henry and his heirs. Witnesses: John Golofre, Thomas Fetyplace esquires, Thomas Seende clerk, Richard Colas, William Cutteler, John Mesear, both of Burforde, John Tame. Dated Burforde, 2 December 15 Henry VI.
Henry Spycer clerk of Burforde co. Oxford, cousin and heir of Margaret daughter and heir of John Queryndoun otherwise Lemulle, to John Langeley (and the others above named). Acknowledgment that they are seised in fee simple, in demesne and in reversion, of the manor of Lemulle and all other lands, rents, reversions and services in Broughton, Bourton, Longeford, 'Lytelfarendoun,' Lecchelade, Fayreforde and 'Estlecche' cos. Oxford, Berkshire and Gloucester or elsewhere formerly of Robert Murdake and after of Robert Lemulle his nephew, ancestor of the said Margaret; and grant and quitclaim thereof to them, their heirs and assigns, as fully as the same were held by the said Margaret, Robert Lemulle brother of Margery her grandmother or Robert Murdake uncle of Robert Lemulle and Margery. Witnesses: Thomas Seende clerk, Richard Colas, William Cutteler, John Mosear, both of Burforde, John Tame. Dated Burforde, 10 December 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings at Burforde co. Oxford 20 August before John Vampage, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the chancery file for this year.
Membrane 1d.
Aug. 18.
Leicester castle.
To the prior and convent of Southwyk by Portesmouth. Request to take again any letters patent concerning a corrody or maintenance for life which Alice Penforde has in that priory, to admit her and Thomas Baker, chafewax for the great seal in chancery, to their house, and minister to them such maintenance as the said Alice or any other person had therein, making them 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 Alice is minded to demise her estate therein to the end that she and the said Thomas may have the same for their lives and the life of the longest liver, in consideration whereof, and in recompense for the good service of the said Thomas the king is sending him and the said Alice to the prior and convent. By p.s. [3837.]
Elizabeth late the wife of John Badwell of Boxstede to Robert Cavendysshe, Robert Clopton citizen and alderman of London, Thomas Mylde of Clare esquire, John Smyth clerk and Gilbert Moryell of Melforde, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of a manor called 'Toppesfelde Hall' in Hadligh. Dated 17 July 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment at Norwich 12 August before William Paston, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the chancery file for this year.
Elizabeth late the wife of John Badwell of Boxstede to William Clopton, William Allyngton, Thomas Milde of Clare esquires, Robert Clopton citizen and alderman of London, Gilbert Mylde clerk, John Smyth clerk and Gilbert Moryell of Melforde, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of a manor called 'Newenhamhalle' in Asshedoun and Berkelowe co. Essex, with services of freeholders and neifs etc. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment (as the last).
John Yedele, son of John Yedele of Asshe the elder, to John Lematon, Robert Staunton, Roger Legh and John Phelip and to the heirs of John Lematon. Charter with warranty of all lands, rents, services and fees in Kent which he has by feoffment of John Martyn one of the king's justices, John Chybham, John Swayn clerk and John Fulham clerk. Witnesses: Robert Aleyn, William Aleyn, William Rotheley. Dated the eve of St. Simon and St. Jude 12 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 6 August this year.
Katherine who was wife of Robert Bukton, Thomas Bukton of Louth son and heir of the said Robert, and John Nauylton to John Langholm, Richard Yerburgh, Stephen Garton chaplain, Alan Barton chaplain and Robert Forman, their heirs and assigns. Confirmation and quitclaim with warranty of all lands in Utterby and 'Northormesby' late of Robert Bukton, which John Langholm and the others have by feoffment of the said Thomas. Dated 30 November 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Katherine and Thomas at Dugulby 7 June before William prior of Kyrkham, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the chancery file for this year.