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Close Rolls, Henry VI: October 1437

Pages 138-142

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

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October 1437

Oct. 12.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Middlesex for election of a coroner instead of John Edmede, who is too sick and aged to travail in that office.
Like order to the sheriff of Essex in regard to John Boreham.
Oct. 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Wiltesir for the time being. Order to pay to John Merston for life 100s. a year of the church of 'Westkyngton,' and to pay him the arrears for Easter and Michaelmas terms last; as the late king by letters patent, confirmed by the king 19 December 1 Henry VI, granted him for life a yearly pension of 100s. of that church by the hands of the parson or the sheriff.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 23.
Westminster.
To the receivers, farmers or occupiers of Osewaldestre castle in the march of Wales, which is in the king's hand by the death of John earl of Arundell and lord Mautravers tenant in chief and by reason of the nonage of Humphrey his son and heir. Order to pay to Fulk Eyton esquire 10 marks a year during the nonage of the said heir, and from heir to heir until one of them shall come of age, and the arrears thereof for Easter and Michaelmas terms last; as by letters patent of 3 November 14 Henry VI with advice and assent of the council the king granted to the said Fulk the office of constable of that castle, to be occupied by himself or by a deputy for whom he will answer so long as the castle should remain in the king's hand, taking for that office 10 marks a year.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 29.
Sheen manor.
To the constable of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order, for particular causes specially moving the king, to deliver to the bearer William Goldsmyth 'Ducheman,' who is in custody in the Tower, to be taken to Wyndesore castle. By K.
To the constable of Wyndesore castle or his lieutenant. Order to receive William Goldsmyth 'Ducheman' from one who shall deliver him on behalf of the king, and to keep him in custody in that castle until further order. By K.
Sept. 30.
Westminster.
To the farmers, bailiffs or other the occupiers of the manor and lordship of Hedyngton co. Oxford for the time being. Order to pay to James Fenys the king's esquire 40l. a year for life, and the arrears since 5 August last; as on that day the king granted him for life 40l. a year of the fee farm of that manor and lordship, together with the manor of 'Monkencourt' with wards, marriages, fines, reliefs, heriots, escheats etc. to that manor belonging in Kent, Surrey and Sussex without rendering aught to the king's use.
Et erat patens.
Nov. 8.
London.
To the receiver, farmer or occupier of the duchy of Cornwall for the time being. Order every year to pay to John Barowe during his life the wages of old time due and accustomed; as the king has granted him for life the office of keeper of Kyrrybulloke park and of his outwoods of Heregerde, 'Northwode' and Grendescombe, with the warrens pertaining to the manors of Kyrrybulloke, Calstoke and Ryllyngton within the duchy of Cornwall, to be occupied by himself or by deputies for whom he will answer, taking the wages aforesaid, and all other profits etc. of that office. By p.s. [3902.]
Et erat patens.
Membrane 18.
Oct. 12.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of St. Albans. Order to pay to Eleanor Hulle 50 marks a year for life, and the arrears for Michaelmas term last; as the late king by letters patent, confirmed by the king 5 February 1 Henry VI, granted her for life the 50 marks a year which the abbot and convent are bound to pay him.
Et erat patens.
Dec. 3.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Warwickshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors, lands etc. hereinafter mentioned, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Thomas Bateman late escheator, that Joan who was wife of William de Bello Campo knight at her death held of Richard earl of Warrewyk by knight service the manor of Mancetre by the service of half a knight's fee, which manor Guy heir of John de Mancetre held of her as of the heritage of John Hastynges earl of Pembroke, the manor of Corley by the service of half a knight's fee, which the heirs of the said John likewise held of her, the manor of Baysterley by the service of a sixth part of one knight's fee, the manors of Weston and Bercheston by the service of half a knight's fee, the manor of Shukburgh late of John Dyve and John Shukburgh by the service of two thirds of one knight's fee, one carucate of land in Holm late of Master Henry Bray by the service of the sixth part of one knight's fee, all which the said John's heir likewise held of her, the manor of Beddeworth and Wyly by the service of one knight's fee, which manors the heirs of William Charnelle and of Robert Turvyle held of her of the same heritage, the manor of Condulme by the service of the sixth part of one knight's fee, which the said John's heir likewise held of her, certain parcels of land in Hatton and Beausale by the service of the sixteenth part of one knight's fee, which Richard Bowbrooke lately held of her of the same heritage, and certain parcels of land in Stodley and Pandegre by the service of the fourth and forty second part of one knight's fee of that heritage; and it is found by another inquisition, taken before John Rous late escheator, that at her death she held not the manors of Mancetre, Corley, Baysterley, Weston, Bercheston, Shukburgh and Condulme, nor the said land in Stodley and Pandegre, neither had she any estate therein save in service, but that the said Guy held the same of her in his demesne as of fee by certain rents and services, and she of the said earl by certain services, and none otherwise, that she held not the manors of Beddeworth and Wyly, neither had any estate therein save in service, but the heir of the said William and Robert held the same of her by certain rents and services, and she of the earl by certain services, and none otherwise, and that she held not the said land in Hatton and Beausale, neither had any estate therein save in service, and the said Richard held the same of her by certain rents and services, and she of the earl by certain services, and none otherwise.
Membrane 17.
Nov. 6.
Westminster.
To the customers in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for the time being. Order to suffer the mayor and citizens of Lincoln every year for three years to ship sixty sacks of wool at that port, and towards the relief of the charges hereinafter mentioned to carry the same to the staple of Calais to their use and profit, without payment of a subsidy of 33s. 4d. the sack, any former command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding; as in the parliament last holden at Westminster with assent of the lords spiritual and temporal the commons of England granted to the king for three years then next a subsidy of wool and woolfells, to begin at St. Martin in winter, namely 33s. 4d. of every sack of wool and every 240 woolfells of any native merchant exported from the realm by way of traffic, to be levied as was the subsidy thereupon at the date of the grant, whereof 20s. should always be delivered to the treasurer for wages of hired soldiers and safe guard of the town of Calais and no other use, if so much were needed, with an exception and proviso that every year it should be lawful for the said mayor and citizens, their heirs and successors, towards the relief of grievous and intolerable charges which they yearly bear in payment of the fee farm of that city, without payment of any such subsidy to ship sixty sacks of wool at the said port or the port of St. Botolphs town, and to carry the same over to the said staple to their use and profit and to the use of the city, and that they should be quit of the said subsidy upon those sacks of wool.
Et erat patens.
Nov. 13.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Salop (sic). Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with two thirds of the manors of Yaverlonde, Rouburgh and Wathe, and the advowsons of the churches of Yaverlonde and Wathe in the Isle of Wight, delivering to Stephen Haytfelde esquire any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that by fine levied in the king's court Isabel who was wife of the said Stephen at her death held those parts and advowsons jointly with him by grant of John Cottesmore and others to them for life, and that the same are not held of the king.
To the escheator in Dorset. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning two thirds of the manor of Bradepole, held for her life by like grant without impeachment of waste.
Oct. 24.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Suffolk. Order to assign to Richard Wydevylle knight and Jaquetta de Luxenbourg his wife dower of the castles, lordships, towns, manors, lands, annuities, liberties etc. of John late duke of Bedforde, with the issues thereof taken since 23 March last; as with advice and assent of the council on 6 February 14 Henry VI the king granted to the said Jaquetta duchess of Bedforde, who was wife of the said duke, that she might sue for and have dower specially in detail or according to the course of chancery of all castles etc., fees and advowsons whereof she is dowable in England, in the islands of Geresey and Gernesey and in the town of Calais held by the duke in fee simple or fee tail, which by reason of writs of diem clausit extremum or otherwise were taken into the king's hand, and all issues and profits thereof arising since the Purification then last which ought to be assigned to her; and for a fine to be taken to the king's use, on 23 March last the king pardoned the trespass of Richard Wydevylle in taking her to wife, and her trespass in marrying him without licence of the king.
Like writs to the following:
The chancellor in the county palatine of Lancastre.
The escheators in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire under date of November 21.
The escheators in Dorset, Westmerland, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire under date of November 28.
[Fœdera.]
Nov. 19.
Westminster.
To the prior of the cathedral church of Norwich, and to John Wellys and John Carpenter guardians of the peace there. Notice that for particular causes the king has appointed John Cambrigge citizen of Norwich to be mayor and escheator there, and Simon Walsoken and Clement Rasshe sheriffs during pleasure; and order to receive and certify their oaths in chancery pursuant to a dedimus potestatem. By p.s. [3974.]