Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry VI: Volume 3, 1435-1441. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1937.
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|To the bishop of Thérouanne chancellor of France and John Talbot the king's cousins. Writ of dedimus potestatem to take of Jaquetta of Luxemburge duchess of Bedford, who was wife of John duke of Bedford, an oath that she shall not marry without licence of the king; and order to certify the same in chancery when taken. By p.s.|
|Membrane 8. (fn. 1)|
|To the escheator in Staffordshire. Order to take of Ellen who was wife of Edmund Ferrers of Charteley knight an oath etc., and in presence of William Ferrers esquire son and heir of the said Edmund, or of his attorneys, to assign her dower.|
|To the escheator in Warwickshire. Order to assign dower to the said Ellen, of whom the king has commanded the escheator in Staffordshire to take an oath etc.|
|Like writs to the escheators in the following counties:|
|Gloucester and the march of Wales adjacent.|
|Oxford and Berkshire.|
|Also to Henry Frowyke mayor of the city of London and escheator therein.|
|To Henry Frowyke (as above). Order to take the fealties of William Alyngton, John Burgoyne, Nicholas Caldecote, Clement Lyffyn citizen and 'draper' of London, John Reyner and Thomas Parys, and to give them livery of a messuage and 12d. of rent in the parish of St. Dunstan 'Est' in the Tower ward London, and the issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Robert Otteley late mayor and escheator, that John Marke chaplain was thereof seised, and gave the same to Walter de la Pole knight now deceased, William Alyngton and the others, their heirs and assigns, by name of a tenement and 12d. of rent in London in the parish of St. Dunstan, late in the parish of Allhallows 'Berkyngcherche' towards the Tower of London, that by virtue thereof the said Walter at his death was joint tenant of the same, and that the messuage is held in free burgage as is all the city of London.|
|To the escheator in Warwickshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of 'Castelbromwych,' a moiety of the manor of Whitacre and of a pasture called 'Perycroft,' and a moiety of the manor of Byrmyngeham and of thirty messuages, ten cottages, a pasture called 'Rotenparke' containing 13 acres of land, a close called 'Yolebrigfelde' containing 12 acres of pasture, a close called Sholdewollynge containing 10 acres, a close called 'Colbrondfelde' containing 8 acres, a close called 'Hyncleyfelde' containing 4 acres, a close called 'Hungurhylle' containing 11 acres, a close called 'Shawfelde' containing 8 acres, a close called 'Styfelde' containing 8 acres, a close called 'Whetefelde' containing 10 acres, and a close called 'Netherfelde' containing 12 acres, all of pasture, delivering to Ellen wife of Edmund Ferrers of Charteley knight any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at his death the said Edmund held that manor and those moieties of her heritage in her right, and that he held the moiety of the manor of Byrmyngeham etc. undivided with George Longvile esquire, tenant by the courtesy of England of the other moiety of the heritage of Elizabeth late his wife and sister of the said Ellen, for that the said George begot by his said wife a son named Richard Longvile yet living, and that the manor of Byrmyngeham, the messuages, cottages, land, closes etc. aforesaid are held of the king by the service of the hundredth part of one knight's fee, the manors of 'Castelbromwych' and Whitacre and the pasture of 'Perycroft' of others than the king.|
|To the escheator in Middlesex. Order in presence of Thomas Byllesby and Agnes his wife, daughter and heir of John Keuermonde, or of their attorneys, to assign dower to Maud who was wife of the said John, of whom the king has taken an oath etc.|
|Like writ to the escheator in Lincolnshire.|