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Close Rolls, Henry VI: February 1438

Pages 146-148

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

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February 1438

Membrane 13.
Feb. 3.
Windsor castle.
To the prior and convent of St. Edmunds for the time being. Order to pay to Master John Somerseth 40l. a year for life, and the arrears since 14 (sic) July last; as the king has granted to him for life from 15 July last the 40l. a year which the abbot, prior and convent of St. Edmunds are bound to pay for the keeping of the abbey and the temporalities thereof. By p.s. [4059.]
Et erat patens.
Jan. 30.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Essex. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a third part of the manor of Little Lyeghes and a third part of a tenement in Folstede and Belchangre called Whelpstons, delivering to Thomas Markeshale the son any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken before Peter Paule late escheator, that Thomas Markeshale at his death held those parts in his demesne as of fee, that they are not held of the king, and that Thomas his son is his next heir, and of full age.
Feb. 4.
Westminster.
To the receivers, farmers, bailiffs, reeves or other the occupiers of a moiety of the lordship and manor of Kendale for the time being. Order to pay to Sibyl Hawkeston 40l. a year for life and the arrears since the death of John duke of Bedforde; as it is found by inquisition, taken before William Lancastre late escheator in Westmerland, that by letters patent of 29 March 7 Henry V the said duke gave her for life a yearly rent of 40l. to be taken of the said moiety.
Et erat patens.
Jan. 30.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Essex. Order to take the fealty of Margaret late the wife of Thomas Markeshale, and to give her livery of the manor and advowson of Markeshale, and the issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Peter Paule late escheator, that at his death Thomas Markeshale held that manor and advowson in chief by the service of the fourth part of one knight's fee, and jointly with her by gift of Andrew Hamonde parson of Horham and others to them and the heirs of their bodies; and for 6s. 8d. paid in the hanaper the king has respited her homage until Michaelmas day next.
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to admit Thomas Beaufitz, to the office of coroner in the city of London, being first sworn before them, and suffer him to exercise the same; as Ralph Boteler the chief butler, to whom that office pertains, may not have leisure to do it for that he is busied in the king's service elsewhere, and has deputed the said Thomas to act in his name. By bill of the chief butler (1647/2).
Membrane 12.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Warrewyk for election of a coroner instead of Richard Birches, who is insufficiently qualified, wherefore the king has removed him.
Feb. 9.
Westminster.
Like order to the sheriff of Oxford in regard to William Lynde, who is too sick and aged to travail in that office.
Like order to the same sheriff in regard to John Wachet, who is too much engaged in divers business of the king in the exchequer to have leisure for exercise of the said office.
Feb. 5.
Westminster.
Like order to the sheriff of Yorkshire in regard to John Burgh, who is dead.
Feb. 3.
Westminster.
Like order to the sheriff of Westmerland in regard to Robert Doket lately elected, who has no lands in that county whereupon he may dwell for exercise of the said office.
Jan. 20.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Huntingdon for election of a coroner instead of Walter Mayle lately elected, who is too sick and aged, wherefore the king has removed him.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
Like order to the sheriff of Warrewyk in regard to John Mayell of Stratford upon Aven the younger, who is insufficiently qualified.
Jan. 26.
Westminster.
Like order to the sheriff of Salop in regard to John Greote, who is too aged and blind to travail.
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
Like order, mutatis mutandis, in regard to William Braunspath a verderer in the forest of Rokyngham, who is dead.
Feb. 4.
Westminster.
Like order to the sheriff of Salop in regard to John Grete a coroner, who is blind and aged, John Colle the younger and Thomas Frenssh coroners, who are too much busied elsewhere.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Somerset. Order to take the fealty of Alice who was wife of Richard Peny, and to give her seisin of a messuage with curtilage and garden adjoining, a toft, one carucate of land and 166 acres of pasture in Neuton Sarmavyle late of John Holme, and any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Alexander Hody late escheator, that John Warmewelle deceased was thereof seised, holding the premises in chief by a rent of one napkin a year, that before Michaelmas 8 Henry V he gave the same to William Loketon, his heirs and assigns, by name of all his lands, rents, services and reversions in Newton Sarmavyle, that before the feast of Allhallows that year the said William gave the same to the said John [Warmewelle] and Margery his wife for their lives without impeachment of waste, with reversion to the said William and his heirs, and that in the same year he granted the said reversion to Richard Peny now deceased and Alice then his wife, daughter of the said John and Margery, and to the heirs of their bodies; and for 6s. 8d. paid in the hanaper the king has respited the homage of the said Alice until the feast of St. Andrew next.
Feb. 5.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to put John Gryffoun of Braybroke again in possession of the rent hereinafter mentioned; as it is found by inquisition, of his office taken before John Braunspath late escheator, that Nicholas Griffoun, tenant in chief by knight service of five virgates of land in Carleton, died seised of 12s. 2½d. of rent of assize thereof to be taken by the hands of John Hay, Robert Holecote and William Page, that John Griffoun is his son and next heir, and of the age of twelve years and more, and that since his death John Gryffoun of Braybroke has taken the issues and profits of that rent; and that inquisition being read in chancery, and the matter understood, after deliberation with the justices, serjeants at law and others of the council learned in the law, by their advice it was determined that the king's hand should be removed, and John Gryffoun of Braybroke put again in possession of the said rent, and of the money thereof taken.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order to give Philip Pagam, son and heir of William Pagam, seisin of the lands held by his father in fee and in fee tail, and of those of his heritage which were held for life by Agnes who was his said father's wife; as he has proved his age before the escheator in Oxfordshire, and the king has taken his fealty, and for one mark paid in the hanaper has respited his homage until Midsummer day next.