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Close Rolls, Henry VI: November 1437

Pages 142-144

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

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November 1437

Membrane 16.
Nov. 26
Westminster.
To the escheator in Kent. Order to give Walter Lucy knight, son and heir of Reynold Lucy knight, seisin of the lands of his father; as the king has taken his fealty, and for a fine paid in the hanaper has respited his homage until a day yet to come, commanding the escheator in Bedfordshire and Bukinghamshire to take of him security for payment of his relief at the exchequer, and to give him seisin.
Like writs to the escheators in Norhamptonshire and Hertfordshire.
Vacated, because otherwise upon the Fine Roll.
Nov. 26
Westminster.
To the escheator in Kent. Order in presence of Walter Lucy knight, son and heir of Reynold Lucy knight, or of his attorneys, to assign dower to Agnes who was wife of the said Reynold, of whom the king has taken an oath etc.
Like writs to the escheators in the following counties:
Norhampton.
Hertford.
Bedford and Bukingham.
Nov. 22.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the subsidy of 3s. upon every tun of wine and 12d. in the pound in the port of London. Order to deliver to John Tiptoft knight or his deputy without payment of custom or subsidy three tuns of wine of Gascony bought and purveyed for consumption of his household, as John Brunne one of his servants has made oath in chancery.
Nov. 6.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order in presence of the next friends of William Frebody, son and heir of William Frebody, or of their attorneys, to assign dower to Thomas Moston and Margaret his wife, who was wife of William the father; as for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has pardoned the trespass of the said Thomas in taking her to wife, and her trespass in marrying him without licence of the king.
Like writ to the escheator in Staffordshire.
Nov. 13.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Dorset. Order to give Stephen Haytfelde esquire livery of a water mill and one acre of land in Bradepole held in chief by a rent of 6s. 8d. a year for all services; as it is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that John Haket the elder of the Isle of Wight esquire was thereof seised, and without licence of the king made a demise thereof to the said Stephen and Isabel dame Lescrope now deceased, then his wife, and to the heirs of Isabel, and that by the death of the said Isabel and by reason of that trespass the same are taken into the king's hand; and for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has pardoned the said trespass, further granting to the said Stephen that he may have the premises again and hold them for his life without impeachment.
Nov. 25.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Oxford for election of a verderer in the forests of Shitover and Stowe instead of Richard Quatremayns, who is too much engaged upon divers business in the city of London to have leisure for exercise of that office.
Nov. 8.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Norffolk and Suffolk. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors, lands and advowsons hereinafter mentioned, delivering to Alice late the wife of John Straunge esquire, John Howarde knight, William Paston, Thomas Fulthorp, John Harliston, Thomas Milde, Richard Doket and John Austyn any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that at his death John Straunge held the manor of Hunstanton co. Norffolk jointly with the said Alice by grant of William Phelipp and others; and by another inquisition, taken before the escheator, it is found that he held jointly with his said wife and the others above named the manor and advowson of Thorp Moryeux, tenements in Thorp Moryeux called Gorges and Verdons, in Hecham called Astones and in Brethenham co. Suffolk called Coldhams by gift of Nicholas Ampton clerk and others for the lives of John Straunge and Alice and of the longest liver, also the manor of 'Brookhalle' and 'Mayden halle' and Falysham with the advowson of Falysham church by gift of John Munnynge clerk and others to the said John Straunge, Alice and the others for the lives of John Straunge and Alice and of the longest liver, and that the manor and advowson of Thorpe Moryeux and the tenements therein are held of the king as of the duchy of Lancastre, and other the manors and advowson aforesaid of others than the king.