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Close Rolls, Henry VI: 1437-1438

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

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1437-1438

Feb. 21.
Windsor castle.
To the sheriff of Wiltesir for the time being. Order every year to pay to John Cristemasse the king's servant 4d. a day during his life; as the king has granted to him for life the office of keeper of his manor of Claryngdon, to be occupied by himself or by deputy, with wages of 4d. a day to be taken of the revenues and profits of the county, and other the fees, profits etc. to his office pertaining, with two persons called 'stikkers.' By p.s. [4107.]
Et erat patens.
March 11.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Yorkshire. Order to take the fealties of Henry cardinal of England and bishop of Winchester and of Simon Felbrigge knight, and to give them livery of the manor of Burton in Lonesdale, and the issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas late duke of Norffolk was thereof seized, and in time of King Richard II gave that manor to Robert late bishop of London, Walter late bishop of Durham, William late bishop of Winchester, Richard late bishop of Cicestre, after translated to the see of Salisbury, Edward late earl of Roteland, John late lord Lovell, William Beauchamp and John Devereux knights, their heirs and assigns, that John Devereux died so seised thereof, and the said duke likewise died, that with licence of King Henry IV the said bishops, earl etc. gave the manor to Thomas late earl marshal, son and heir of the said duke, Constance countess marshal then his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the duke's right heirs, that the earl marshal died so seised without issue by the said Constance, and without issue of his body, wherefore after her death the reversion of the fee simple descended to John late duke of Norffolk, son of the said duke, as brother and heir of Thomas earl marshal, that after the earl marshal's death the said Constance was solely seised thereof by right of survivorship in fee tail after the possibility of issue by her said husband was extinguished, that a third part thereof was by her assigned in dower to Elizabeth who was wife of Thomas the late duke, with reversion to the said Constance for life, that the said Constance took to her husband John Grey knight now living, that he and Constance in her right were jointly seised in possession of two thirds of the said manor, and the said John late duke of the reversion of the whole manor, that with licence of the king he granted to the said cardinal and Simon, and to Thomas late bishop of Durham, Thomas late earl of Arundell, Richard Norton, William Ludyngton, John de Preston, John Rome clerk, John Aske, John Lancastre, Richard Steresacre, Thomas Brunham and Robert Suthwell, all now deceased, their heirs and assigns, the reversion of the said two thirds and of the third of the said manor, to the end that they should perform his will, and that the said Elizabeth, John Grey and Constance severally attorned tenants to those grantees, that the said Elizabeth died seised of the third part aforesaid, and by virtue of her reversion the said Constance entered and was thereof seised with the two thirds as aforesaid, with reversion to the cardinal and the others then surviving, and that the manor is held in chief by knight service; and for 20s. paid in the hanaper the king has respited the homages of the cardinal and the said Simon until Michaelmas day next.
Membrane 11.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the heirs of Roger Mortymer earl of March, and to the tenants, receivers, farmers and other the occupiers for the time being of the fee farm which the said heirs are bound yearly to pay for the castle and cantred of Buelde co. Hereford. Order to pay to John Popham knight treasurer of the household 100 marks a year for life, and the arrears since Michaelmas last; as the king has granted him for life from that feast 100 marks a year of the said fee farm by their hands. By p.s. [4081.]
Et erat patens.
April 28.
Westminster.
To the farmers and occupiers of the alnage of cloth in Wiltesir for the time being. Order to pay to Walter lord Hungerforde 100 marks a year for life, and the arrears for Easter term last; as by letters patent of 20 March last the king has granted him for life 100 marks a year thereof.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 10.
1437.
Dec. 14.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Suthampton for election of a verderer within the New Forest instead of William Soper, who dwells not within the bounds of the forest.
1438.
March 10.
Kennington manor.
To the constable of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order by advice and assent of the council to deliver Harmen de Boune, a prisoner in the Tower, to the keeper of the marshalsea prison. The king has commanded the said keeper to receive him, and to keep him in custody until further order. By p.s. [4151.]
Mandate to the said keeper to receive the prisoner from the constable or lieutenant, and to keep him etc. until further order as he will answer body for body. By p.s. (the same writ).
To the said constable or lieutenant. Like order, mutatis mutandis, in regard to Stephen Priour. By p.s. [4148.]
Mandate as above, mutatis mutandis. By p.s. (the same writ).
To the constable of Wyndesore castle or his lieutenant. Like order, mutatis mutandis, in regard to William Gerarde, a prisoner in the said castle. By p.s. [4149.]
Mandate as before, mutatis mutandis. By p.s. (the same writ).
To the customers in the port of London, and the collectors of the subsidy of 3s. the tun and 12d. in the pound in that port. Order to deliver to native merchants all bonds and securities of them taken for the subsidy of 12d. in the pound upon every cloth shipped in any port of the realm after the last parliament, or quittances and discharges thereof, so that it be not contrary or prejudicial to any grant made in any parliament heretofore holden. By p.s. [4152.]
Like writs to the customers and collectors in the ports of Bristol and Bishops Lenne. By p.s. (the same writ).
Membrane 9.
April 10.
Dogmersfield.
Order to the sheriff of Suthampton for election of a verderer in the forest of 'Westbere' instead of Thomas Wayte, who is dead.
May 7.
Westminster.
To the abbot and monks of Hayles for the time being. Order to pay to Ralph Botiller knight the king's serjeant 16l. 16s. 10½d. a year for life, and the arrears for Easter term last; as by letters patent of 20 March last the king granted him for life 16l. 16s. 10½d. a year which the abbot and monks and their successors are bound to render at the exchequer for the fee farm of Pynnokshire.
Et erat patens.
May 7.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull for the time being. Order to pay to William de la Pole earl of Suffolk, son of Michael de la Pole son of Michael de la Pole and of Katherine wife of Michael the son, being brother and heir of Michael their son and heir, 50l. a year for life and the arrears since Michaelmas 8 Henry VI; as by letters patent of 27 November 15 Richard II that king with advice and assent of the council granted to the said Michael the son and Katherine his wife, both now deceased it is said, and to the heirs of their bodies 50l. a year of the fee farm of that town by the hands of the bailiffs.
Et erat patens.
May 10.
Westminster.
To the farmers, bailiffs or other the occupiers of the manor of Eltham for the time being. Order every year to pay to Robert Dauson the king's servant, yeoman of his chamber, 3d. a day during his life, and to pay him the arrears since 13 November last, on which date the king granted him for life the office of parker of Eltham park, to be occupied by himself or by deputy, with wages of 3d. a day of the issues, profits or farm of the manor, and all other profits etc. to that office pertaining.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 8.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Suthampton for election of a verderer in the forest of Little Beer instead of Thomas Wayte, who is dead.
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Suthampton for election of a verderer in the forest of 'West Bere' instead of Thomas Wayt of Tychefelde, who is dead.
1437.
Oct. 1.
Westminster.
To the receivers, farmers or occupiers of the manor of Swalfelde co. Berkshire for the time being. Order to pay to Thomas Letterforde esquire and Margery his wife 20 marks a year during her life, and the arrears since the death of John duke of Bedforde; as King Henry IV by letters patent granted that manor to the duke and his heirs, and in recompense for good and unpaid service the duke gave to Nicholas Cleve his yeoman and Margery his wife for their lives and the life of the longest liver a yearly rent of 20 marks to be taken of the rents, issues and profits of the said manor; and upon petition of Thomas Letterforde and the said Margery now his wife, shewing the king that although by virtue of the duke's letters patent the said Nicholas during his life, after his death the said Margery while a widow, and the said Thomas and Margery after he took her to wife were seised of the said annuity, and although after the death of the duke the king entered and is seised of the said manor as his cousin and heir, as appears by an inquisition whereby it is found that the duke died thereof seised and made the grant aforesaid, since his death the annuity has not been paid, praying for remedy, the king has confirmed the said grant during the life of the said Margery, with sufficient warrants from that date.
Et erat patens.
1438.
May 6.
Kennington manor.
To the receivers, farmers or other the occupiers of the lordship of Odyham co. Suthampton for the time being. Order of the issues and profits of that lordship arising to pay from time to time to John Robessart the king's knight and John Beket the king's servant, groom of his chamber, the wages of old time due and accustomed to the office of constable of Odyham castle, which by letters patent of 22 February last for good service the king granted them for their lives and the life of the longest liver, to be occupied by them or by deputies, with the wages, fees, profits etc. due as aforesaid, taking those wages of the issues and profits of the lordship of Odiam, even as John Robessart did by grant of Queen Joan the king's grandmother. By p.s. [4219.]
Et erat patens.
Oct. 8.
Westminster.
To the receiver, farmers or occupiers of the manor of Burwelle co. Lincoln for the time being. Order to pay to William Chaunceller 10l. a year for life, and the arrears for Easter and Michaelmas terms last; as John duke of Bedforde granted to the said William his esquire for life 10l. a year of the issues and revenues of his lordships of Burwelle and Calceby co. Lincoln; and upon his petition, reciting that grant, and shewing that by the duke's death the manor of Burwelle descended to the king as his cousin and heir, and is yet in the king's hands, and that the manor of Calceby then was and is in possession of Henry earl of Northumberland, restitution thereof having been made in the duke's life time by virtue of an act of the parliament holden at Westminster in 2 Henry V, for that it is and was entailed upon the earl by matter of record, by advice and assent of the council, and for the good service of the said William to the duke for which he granted the said annuity, by letters patent of 26 June 14 Henry VI the king by advice and assent of the council confirmed the said grant, to be taken of the issues and revenues of the manor of Burwelle only.
Et erat patens.
1438.
May 14.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Oxford for election of a verderer in the forest of Whicchewode instead of John Osbaston, who is too much occupied with divers business without the forest to attend to the office of verderer therein.
May 5.
Westminster.
Like order, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Dorset for election of a coroner instead of Richard Maunynge, who is dead.
May 15.
Westminster.
Like order to the sheriff of Suffolk in regard to John Hornyngeserthe, who is too sick and aged to exercise the office of coroner, as the king has learned by credible witness.
May 12.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Suffolk. Order to take of Katherine who was wife of Walter Clerbek an oath etc., and in presence of the farmers of her said husband's lands, or of their attorneys, to assign her dower.
May 8.
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 eight 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.
Like writs to the collectors in the port of Bishops Lenne and the port of Bristol in respect of eight tuns in each.
Membrane 5. (fn. 1)
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
To the chief butler for the time being or his representative in the port of Bristol. Order of the king's wines in that port to deliver to the prior and convent of Henton of the Carthusian order two tuns of wine a year, and the arrears thereof; as King Edward [III] by letters patent, (fn. 2) confirmed by the king, granted of his alms one tun a year in that port to them and their successors, and the late king by letters patent, likewise confirmed, granted them one tun a year.
Jan. 17.
Easthampstead.
To the keeper of the great wardrobe for the time being. Order every year to deliver to Richard Hendy during his life the fees, wages, rewards and raiment due and accustomed to the office of one of the king's yeomen workmen in the office of tailor in the said wardrobe; as for his good service the king has appointed him to that office for life, taking therein the fees etc. aforesaid, with proviso that he shall not take any fees etc. to him heretofore granted by letters of the privy seal. By p.s. [4049.]
Et erat patens.
Membrane 4.
July 4.
Westminster.
To the receivers, farmers, bailiffs, reeves or other the occupiers of the lordship of Kendale for the time being. Order to pay to Sibyl Haukeston 40l. a year for life, and the arrears since the death of John duke of Bedforde; as by letters patent, confirmed by the king 29 June last, the duke granted her for life an annuity of 40l. of the issues and profits of that lordship, and the king has granted her the same with the arrears aforesaid. Duplicatur.
June 30.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to take the fealties of Reynold West knight lord la Warre, William de la Pole earl of Suffolk, William Wenarde, John Westbury, Richard Wentworth and Thomas Fychet, and to give them livery of the manor and advowson of Wakerley, and the issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Thomas bishop of Durham at his death held the same for life by demise of John Henage and others, with reversion to the said Reynold and the others and to their heirs, and that they are held in chief by the service of the fourth part of one knight's fee; and for one mark paid in the hanaper the king has respited the homages of lord la Warre and and the others until Easter day next.
July 15.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Essex. Order to give James Ormonde knight and Avice his wife, sister and heir of Humphrey son and heir of John late earl of Arundell by Maud his wife daughter of Elizabeth who was wife of Robert Lovell, the said Avice being cousin and heir of the said Elizabeth, seisin of the lands of Elizabeth; as the said Humphrey died within age in ward of the king, and the said James has proved his wife's age before John Storke escheator in Dorset, and the king has taken his fealty.
Like writs to the escheator in Suffolk, the escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjacent, and to William Estfelde mayor of the city of London and escheator therein.
July 12.
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 to his deputy without payment of custom or subsidy one tun of wine called 'matringhale' bought and purveyed for consumption of his household, as John Brunne one of his servants has made oath in chancery. By C.
Membrane 3.
June 4.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Somerset for election of a coroner instead of John Gylden, who is dead.
July 5.
Westminster.
Like order.
July 2.
Westminster.
Like order, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Salop in regard to Richard Overton.
June 25.
Westminster.
Like order, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Berkshire in regard to Gilbert Holewelle.
June 27.
Westminster.
Like order, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Devon in regard to Nicholas Coderelle, who is too much occupied by divers business in that county to have leisure to exercise the office of coroner.
July 6.
Westminster.
Like order, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Huntingdon in regard to Walter Mayle, who is too sick and aged.
July 14.
Westminster.
To the constable of Wyndesore castle or his lieutenant. Order to receive Owen ap Meredith ap Tidur from one who shall deliver him on behalf of the king, and to keep him in custody in the castle as they will answer it body for body. By C.
July 22.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Berkshire. Order to give Edward son and heir of Robert Langforde knight son of William Langforde knight, being cousin and heir of the said William, seisin of his father's lands, and of those of his heritage whereof Lucy who was wife of the said William and William Grilleston respectively were tenants for life; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his fealty, and for 13s. 4d. paid in the hanaper has respited his homage until Easter day next.
To the escheator in Devon. Like order, mutatis mutandis; as the said Edward has proved his age before the escheator in Berkshire, and for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has respited his homage until a day yet to come.
Like writ to the escheator in Hertfordshire.
July 12.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Suthampton for election of a verderer in the forest of Little Beare by Winchester instead of John Gerveys lately elected, who has no lands in that forest, neither dwells therein.
Membrane 2.
July 5.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Staffordshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with 40 acres of pasture in Sygesley, 16 acres in Tybynton and a water mill in Duddeley, delivering to Margaret wife of William Frebody of Thropmondvyle any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before John Jorce late escheator, that at his death William Frebody held the said pasture and mill jointly with her by gift of William Suydeley of Duddeley and William Taillour to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that they are not held of the king.
Membrane l.
May 2.
Westminster.
To the men of the town of Stafforde for the time being. Order to pay to Humphrey earl of Stafford for life the fee farm of 5 marks a year which they are bound to pay to the king; as for manifold good and unpaid service the king has granted the same, among other things, to the said earl for life.
Et erat patens.
To Thomas Radclif knight and Thomas Haryngton esquire, farmers of the manor of Wiresdale co. Lancastre, or to other the occupiers thereof for the time being. Like order in respect of a yearly rent of 50 marks 8s. 10d. which the said farmers are bound to pay for two thirds of that manor to them demised by the king for a term of years, rendering no account for the same.
Et erat patens.
Aug. 20.
Bruton.
Order to the sheriff of Somerset for election of a verderer in the forest of Selwode instead of Thomas Bathe, who is dead.
Aug. 18.
Woodstockmanor.
To the sheriff of Oxford and Berkshire for the time being. Order every year to pay to William Kempe and Thomas Carre of the king's robes 9d. a day and 13s. 4d. a year for their lives and the life of the longest liver; as for good service the king has granted them for their lives etc. the office of keeper of his wardrobe within the palace of Westminster, taking of the issues, profits and revenues of those counties wages of 9d. a day for themselves and a groom under them, for whom they or one of them will answer, and 13s. 4d. a year for a gown.
1437.
Membrane 20d.
Sept. 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Somerset. Order, for urgent causes which concern the common weal, to cause proclamation to be made, that no man of whatsoever degree or condition shall henceforth send any wheat over sea without special licence under the great seal upon pain of imprisonment and of forfeiting such wheat; and order so to behave that no man for lack of this proclamation may make the excuse of ignorance, and the king shall have no cause for wrath because of the sheriff's neglect.
Like writs to the sheriffs of the following counties:
Devon.
Dorset.
Cornwall.
Norffolk.
Suffolk.
Lincoln.
Kent.
Surrey.
Sussex.
York.
Oct. 8.
Dogmersfield.
To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order to cause proclamation to be made, forbidding any person within that county to forestall or regrate any wheat or other corn under pain of imprisonment and of forfeiture of such corn; and order to commit to prison all whom he shall find so doing after the proclamation; as the king has information that divers lieges dwelling in the said county, not considering the dearness of wheat which has arisen or is feared in singular the parts of the realm in consequence of the inclement season and other special causes, but for their own particular advantage, have there forestalled and regrated no small quantity thereof, and cease not daily so to do in contempt of the statutes, which the king will not and ought not to endure.
John Humbre citizen and brewer of London to John Bracy citizen and chandler and William Porlonde clerk, both of London, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of one silver cup with cover, value or price 5 marks. Witnesses: Henry Bracy, John Broun, John Curteys, William Thurston, John Gladewyn. Dated London, 24 September 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 October.
Oct. 17.
Westminster.
Richard earl of Salisbury to Joan countess of Westmerland. Recognisance for 1,000l., to be levied etc. in Yorkshire.
Condition, that during her life the earl shall within half a year after each of the feasts therein named pay her what is due under a lease of the castle, lordship and manor of Middelham, and divers other manors, rents, services, liberties etc. by her made to him 20 September 16 Henry VI for her life at a yearly rent of 600 marks, and 20l. in name of a pain whensoever that rent shall be one quarter in arrear.
Amery Mateny citizen and draper of London to John Brokle alderman, citizen and draper of London, Arthur Ormesby esquire, Robert Quenaton 'gentilman' and Stephen Grene citizen and draper of London, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of one silver piece, price or value 5 marks. Witnesses: John Higham, Thomas Osbarne, William Aloue, John Halman, John Briggeham. Dated London, 2 June 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 October this year.
John Lanoy to John lord Clynton and Say and to his heirs. Quitclaim of the castle and manor of Makstokke co. Warrewyk. Dated 28 October 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 October.
Nov. 6.
Westminster.
John West of Brokenburgh and William Watkyns of Hedynton, each in Wiltesir 'gentilman,' to William Wychampton. Recognisance for 80 marks, to be levied etc. in Wiltesir.
Nov. 4.
Westminster.
William lord Ferrers of Groby to Nicholas Bowet knight. Recognisance for 300 marks, to be levied etc. in Leycestershire.
Condition, that he shall pay 20l. on Christmas day next, 20l. on Midsummer day following, and so from year to year until the whole be paid.
Nicholas Bowet of Repynghale co. Lincoln knight to William lord Ferrers. Recognisance for 1,000l., to be levied etc. in Lincolnshire.
Condition, that before the Purification next he shall cause himself and Anne his wife to have a good estate of the manor of Repynghale and the advowson of two thirds of the church for their lives and the life of the longest liver, discharged of all charges thereupon laid by the said Nicholas after 12 June last and without impeachment of waste, also to them and the heirs of their bodies of a third part of the manor and lordship of Bothill, and all the lands, rents and services etc. in Direham, Bownes, Cardirnoke, Bronskath, Carlell and elsewhere in Cumberland which he or any other has to his use discharged (as above), and before Michaelmas next of all lands, rents and services which he or any other to his use has in Gascoyne and Gyan to himself for life discharged as aforesaid, so that the same shall remain to the said Anne for life in case after his death she shall be thrust out of the manor of Repynghale or any parcel thereof, or out of the said advowson by his heirs or by any other who has a right or title therein.
Membrane 19d.
John Fouler citizen and 'cook' of London to Sir Thomas Bradnam chaplain and Robert Marcheforde citizen and 'cook' of London, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead, all his property in London and elsewhere in England, and all debts to him due. Dated 9 October 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 October.
Thomas Morestede esquire to Ralph lord Cromwelle knight, John Tailboys the elder esquire and John Fulnetby of Fulnetby the elder, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manor of 'Multon hall' co. Lincoln, except 9 acres of land to the said Thomas demised for life by John Haket treasurer of the cathedral church of St. Mary Lincoln, John Boys, Richard Wentworth, John Langholme of Conyngesholme and Thomas Spenser of Somercotes. Witnesses: William Estfelde, John Brokley citizens and aldermen of London, Richard Catermains esquire, Hugh Dyke and William Cantelo citizens and mercers of London. Dated 1 June 12 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 October this year.
Thomas Horsy, son and heir of Thomas Horsy esquire and of Alice his wife, to William Bochell and Alice his wife and to the heirs and assigns of William Bochell. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands, rents, reversions and services in Swyndoun, Postrygge, Canyngton, Cherdelynche and Ayssheholt co. Somerset which Thomas Horsy and Alice his wife had. Witnesses: Hugh Malet esquire, Walter Haccheforde, Philip Pym, Robert Unwyn, John Pytte, Ralph Manston, John Mey, Thomas Roche, John Pareys. Dated Tuesday before the Nativity of the Virgin 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Welles, 8 September.
Thomas Gladwyn of Great Whelnetham co. Suffolk, son and heir of John Gladwyn of 'Westthorndoun' co. Essex, to Thomas Copto rector of 'Northwokendoun' co. Essex, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of a messuage called the 'Feldehows' with 200 acres of land and 10 acres of meadow, more or less, in 'Westthorndoun, Estthorndoun,' Chelterdych and Bulvan co. Essex. Dated 12 October 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 19 October.
Oct. 19.
Westminster.
John Martyn of Kirkton to John Hoper. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Devon.
Condition, that he shall abide and perform the award of John Wolston and Thomas Douryssh, arbitrators chosen by consent of the parties, touching all actions, plaints, demands and debates between them, so that such award be made before the Purification next, or else that of an umpire to be chosen by the arbitrators, in case they may not agree, so that his award be made before the feast of St. Gregory following.
John Hoper to John Martyn of Kyrkton. (Like) recognisance. (Like) condition.
Oct. 24.
Westminster.
William Pymonde rector of Bodynton co. Norhampton to Gervase Norton clerk. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and church goods in Norhamptonshire.
Condition, that during his life he shall pay the said Gervase 12 marks a year, the first payment to be made at the Annunciation next.
Cancelled upon the acknowledgment of the said Gervase.
Robert Whelpeley citizen and 'taillour' of London to Roger Holbeche and John Tystede, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in the city of London and within the realm; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of 12d. Dated 8 September 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 November.
John Fastolfe, son of Hugh Fastolfe, to Elizabeth Tendrynge, late wife of William Tendrynge, Thomas Fulthorp, Beatrice his wife and William Frevylle the elder. Confirmation of their estate in the manors of Holbrooke and Tatyngston and the towns of Holbrooke, Tatyngston and Brantham, and quitclaim with warranty of the said manors and towns, and of a yearly rent of 20l. by him claimed therefrom. Dated the feast of St. Margaret 9 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 October this year.
Membrane 18d.
James Peryur clerk to John Higham draper, Richard Hakedy, Richard Keterich grocers, Thomas Osbarne tailor and John Halman 'hurer' citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of one silver piece, price or value 20s. Witnesses: William White, Richard Batell, Godard Sot. Dated London, 1 September at the beginning of 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 November.
Thomas Clerke, son and heir of Agnes late the wife of Thomas Purser and sometime wife of William Clerke, to John Blundell of Harlyngdoun co. Bedford and John Maldoun of Dunstaple, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of 5 acres of arable land and 1 rood of meadow in the fields of Harlyngdoun, whereof 3½ acres lie in the 'Dounefelde,' 1 acre in the 'Westfelde,' ½ acre in 'Hourdefelde,' and the rood of meadow in the 'Westfelde,' and all descended to the grantor by inheritance after his said mother's death. Witnesses: Henry Noteman, John Huet, William atte Wode, Richard Lyncoln, Richard Chapman. Dated Harlyngdoun, 11 November 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 November.
John Stradlynge of London 'gentilman' to William Launslyn of Bedfordshire esquire and John Kirkeby citizen and 'peautrer' of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels quick and dead within the realm. Dated London, 12 November 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 November.
Elizabeth Carreu, late the wife of Thomas Carreu knight, in her widowhood to Tristram abbot of St. Mary Nyweham and the convent and to their successors. Quitclaim with warranty of the advowson of Louepit church in their possession. Witnesses: Thomas Courteney earl of Devon, William Bonevile, Thomas Broke, Edward Broke knights, William Wenarde, Roger Letherarde, Henry Whitynge, Ralph Crogge, William Sherpe. Dated Otery Mohun, Sunday after the Conception 14 Henry VI.
Elizabeth who was wife of Thomas Carreu knight to Tristram abbot of Neweham and the convent, who have long appropriated the glebe, advowson and patronage of Louepit church, namely for a hundred years and more, and to their successors. Confirmation of their estate therein, which has nevertheless been unlawfully interrupted by malicious and avaricious persons, and quitclaim with warranty of the same. Witnesses: Thomas Courtenay earl of Devon, William Bonevyle, John Dyneham knights, William Wynarde, John Speke, John Laurence, William Cooke of Exeter, John Boeffe, Nicholas Holbeme. Dated the feast of St. Hilary 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings at Exeter 18 October this year before John Cobthorne clerk dean of St. Peter Exeter, by virtue of a dedimus potestatum which is on the chancery file for this year.
Thomas Hasele, Robert Cavendysshe and Hugh Eggerley to Agnes who was wife of Thomas Couele, her heirs and assigns. Charter of demise and feoffment with warranty of all the lands, rents and services, woods, gardens etc. in Modyngham and elsewhere in the parish of Chiselberst co. Kent which the grantors, with John Wilcotes esquire and Thomas Couele both now deceased, had by feoffment of John Reynwelle and William Reynwelle, brothers of Thomas Reynwelle son of William Reynwelle citizen and merchant of London, and William Reynwelle the father with Nicholas Stalyngburgh chaplain had by feoffment of Thomas Spenser citizen and 'pouchemaker' of London and Agnes his wife, and proviso that this warranty shall only bar the grantors and their heirs, and shall not extend to recovery of the value against them in time to come. Witnesses: William Warner, Thomas Crisselle, John Smyth, Stephen Levendale, both of Modyngham, Thomas Parker. Dated 12 October 1 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 15 November this year.
Membrane 17d.
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
John Wylly of New Sarum co. Wiltesir 'marchant' to Peter Fader clerk. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Wiltesir.
Condition, that he shall abide and perform the award of John Giles and Gilbert Marchall touching all debts, trespasses and demands between the parties, so that the award be made before the Purification, and shall appear in person in chancery on the morrow of that feast.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 100l., made in chancery 13 November 16 Henry VI by Thomas Stanley and Thomas Rempston knights for Thomas de Pull, Thomas de Hogh and John Hokes, to have them in chancery whensoever warning shall be given on behalf of the king, in order to answer touching what shall be laid against them.
Aug. 18. (fn. 3)
Leicester castle.
To the prior and convent of Monmouth. Order to take again letters patent concerning a maintenance and corrody which William Benet has in that priory by grant of King Henry IV, to admit him and Roger Fessenham the king's servant, groom of his saucery, to their house, and minister to them that maintenance for their lives and the life of the longest liver, making and delivering to them other 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 William Benet is minded to surrender his letters patent to be cancelled, to the end that he and the said Roger may have the same; and in consideration of their good service the king has granted the same to them as aforesaid. By p.s. [3835.]
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
Peter Stucle, John Lane clerks and John Gaweter of Bekyngton co. Somerset the elder to John Storke. Recognisance for 50 marks payable at Easter next, to be levied etc. in Somerset.
The said Peter and the others to John Storke. Like recognisance payable on Michaelmas day next.
The said Peter and the others to John Storke. Like recognisance payable on Christmas day 1438.
The said Peter and the others to John Storke. Like recognisance payable at Whitsuntide 1439.
Dec. 9.
Westminster.
John Marchaunte citizen and fishmonger of London to Robert Brynkele otherwise Essex of London. Recognisance for 80l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Thomas Gylmyn otherwise Morys citizen and goldsmith of London to Henry Frowyke, John Sawarde 'plommer' and Peter Aumener, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the whole messuage called the 'Key on the hoope' sometime of John Morys 'bruer' of Middlesex, situate without 'Westsmythfelde' bar in the parish of St. Sepulchre without 'Neugate' London between a tenement of the prior and convent of 'Charterhous' on the north and a rent late of John Bernacastelle now of Ralph Asteley on the south, one head abutting upon 'SeintJohnestrete' to the west and the other upon land and a garden of the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Bartholomew 'Westsmythfelde' London to the east. Witnesses: John Bedforde, John Mollesley, John Davy, John Chaterice, Richard Botley. Dated 16 December 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 December.
Dec. 18.
Westminster.
Nicholas Neuton clerk to Richard Archer esquire. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and church goods in Bedfordshire.
Condition, that he shall make no lease of the rectory of Wylden co. Bedford or aught incumbent thereupon unless it be to one or more of the parishioners.
Thomas But citizen and tailor of London to Robert Bramble dyer and John Gille tailor citizens of London, and William But of London 'sherman,' their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in the city and suburbs of London and elsewhere within the realm, with all debts to him due; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of twelve silver spoons, price or value 40s. Witnesses: Walter Warde, John Belle, Nicholas Cambrigge. Dated London, 2 October 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 20 January.
1437.
John Bouche the younger citizen and 'sherman' of London to Richard Cabulle and John Uphaverynge, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels quick and dead, moveable and immovable, his property and debts within the realm and elsewhere. Witnesses: William Malore, Roger Poynant, Robert Warborne, Richard Dobbes, John White, Thomas Greycop. Dated 5 November 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 November.
1438.
Hugh Magoun citizen and tailor of London to Richard Cabulle and Peter Rowt citizen of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead; and he has put them in possession by delivery of three ploys (ploid') of 'fustyan.' Witnesses: John Scarthowe, Peter Bisshop, Nicholas Bride. Dated London, 17 April 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 April.
Membrane 16d.
1437.
Robert Pele citizen and 'lynnedraper' of London to William Hill clerk of the chancery, John Powetrell and Richard Sherpe 'draper,' their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in the city of London and elsewhere within the realm and over sea, and all debts to him due. Dated 26 November 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 November.
John Coggeshale citizen and fishmonger of London to Master William Lychefelde clerk, Sir John Joye chaplain, John Ingram citizen and fishmonger and Robert Brambylle citizen and dyer, both of London, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead, his property, merchandise and wares, and his debts within the realm and elsewhere. Dated 22 November 1437, 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 November.
Thomas Stratton citizen and draper of London to John Erith 'gentilman,' Hugh Caundisshe tailor, Henry Yole brewer and John Bolle merchant, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in the city of London and elsewhere within the realm. Dated 20 November 1437, 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 November.
Henry Fuller citizen and 'purser' of London to William Godynge of Suthwerke co. Surrey 'gentilman' and John Layner citizen and 'bladesmyth' of London, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods moveable and immoveable, quick and dead, and all debts to him due in the city of London and elsewhere within the realm; William Estfelde being mayor of London, William Halys and John Chapman sheriffs. Dated London, 7 December 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 December.
William Colman citizen and 'sherman' of London to Richard Haverell 'sherman' and Richard Gysburgh tailor, citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels quick and dead in London and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due. Dated London, 4 October 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 December this year.
1438.
Robert Weston esquire lord of Clapham co. Surrey, son and heir of William Weston esquire late lord thereof, to John Fountayn esquire, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of 6s. 1d. of quit rent yearly issuing from the lands and tenements following, namely 2s. from a tenement and 9 acres of land late of Richard Faucons otherwise Pulter lying dispersedly in the fields of Clopham, 2s. from a messuage in Clopham between tenements of Roger Tablere on the south and Henry Lanspee on the north, land of John Machon on the west and the high road on the east, and 10 acres of land called Moredons, 2s. from a toft between a tenement of Robert Yonge on the south, land of John Machoun on the north and west and the high road on the east, and 9 acres of land late of John Berde and Agnes his wife, and 1d. from a cottage in Clopham late of Robert Halmans between a tenement of the said Henry Langspee on the south, a 'hawe' called 'Yongeshawe' on the north, land of Henry Langspee on the west and the high road on the east, quitclaim also of all the aforesaid lands and tenements, and the rents and services thereof due, and all those of him lately purchased by John Fountayn in the town and fields of Clopham. Witnesses: William Godynge, Adam Barton, John Busbrygge, William Warforde, John Machoun. Dated Clopham, 25 June 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 January this year.
Jan. 30.
Westminster.
John Osbaldewyke clerk, Christopher Boynton, Thomas Sutton and William Stillyngton to John bishop of Bath and Wells the chancellor and William bishop of Lincoln. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels in Yorkshire.
Condition, that the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard York shall abide and perform the award of the said bishops, arbitrators chosen by the dean and chapter of the cathedral church of St. Peter York and the said master and brethren, touching the title and possession of tithes of corn and hay arising from lands of the master and brethren in Heslyngton in the parish of St. Lawrence without the walls of York in the suburbs thereof, which are in their own hands, so that the award be delivered in writing indented under the bishops' seals before the feast of St. John Baptist next, and meantime shall make no attempt concerning the same.
Membrane 15d.
1437.
Richard Kemp of 'Langesutton' to John Pederton abbot of Athelney and the convent and to their successors. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands, moors, rents, services, reversions etc. in 'Langesutton' called 'Litellode,' and of common of pasture for eight oxen, one mare and one colt in a close there of the abbot and convent called 'Rademoure'; and because his seal is to many unknown he has procured the seals of John Warre and John Beauchamp of Lillesdoun esquires to be hereto attached. Witnesses: Henry Sherarde, Thomas Micheldevere, John Maunsell, William Note, John Irlonde. Dated Athelney, 30 May 9 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 November this year.
Thomas Bodulgate esquire to Thomas Kyriel knight. Receipt and acquittance of 500 marks wherein he was bound by statute staple payable on Easter day 15 Henry VI. Dated 13 November 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 November.
John Wotton citizen and 'pasteller' of London to Richard Haver 'cheseman,' John Fysshe 'pasteler' and John Louekyn 'pasteller' citizens of London, their heirs and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels in the city of London and elsewhere, and all debts to him due. Dated 1 November 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 November.
Thomas Grene to Walter Grene esquire, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the whole manor of Bonhunte co. Essex, which the said Thomas had jointly with the said Walter, John Olney, Henry Langelee, John Barlee, John Kirkeby and Roger Wynter by feoffment of Katherine who was wife of Thomas Danyell esquire in her widowhood. Dated 20 November 13 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 November this year.
Nov. 25.
Westminster.
John Watkyns of Stokehamonde co. Bukingham 'gentilman' to John Stopyndoun clerk. Recognisance for 8l., to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire.
James de Merburi, son and heir of Lawrence de Merburi knight (militis), to Joan wife of Roger Aston knight for her life. Charter with warranty of the manor of Merburi and all his lands, rents and services in Cestre, Northwich, Hatton, Berterton, Anderton and Alsager without impeachment of waste. Witnesses: John Savage knight, Richard Dunham vicar of Budworth, Robert Pykrynge. Dated Merburi, Monday after St. Chad 9 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 25 November this year.
Nov. 12.
Sheenmanor.
To the abbot and convent of Gloucestre. Nomination of Richard Joskyn to receive the pension wherein by reason of the abbot's new creation they are bound to one of the king's clerks, until by them provided with a benefice. By p.s. [3870.]
Nov. 12.
London.
Richard Rokby the king's servant, yeoman of his larder, is sent to the abbot and convent of Merevale, for such corrody or maintenance as David Neweton deceased had therein. By p.s. [3918.]
1438.
John Brook of London 'skynner' to Thomas Newton esquire and Alice his wife and to the heirs and assigns of the said Thomas. Quitclaim with warranty of all the lands, rents and services, woods etc. in Chabham and Wyndelesham co. Surrey sometime of John Brook citizen and 'wexchaundeler' of London, uncle of the said John. Witnesses: Richard Combe, Thomas Stoughton, John Janyn, William Ludlowe, Richard Ludlowe. Dated 1 December 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 January.
Simon Turnour of Brighlynge to Simon Bate, Richard Aylarde the younger, William Bate, Thomas Peche and Thomas Copyn, and to the heirs and assigns of Simon Bate. Charter with warranty of the manor of Holyngreve otherwise Melkeherst, and of all lands, rents and services sometime of Richard Kenne. Dated the Conversion of St. Paul 16 Henry VI. Witnesses: John Lunceforde esquire, William Burforde, William Fermour.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 January.
Jan. 30.
Westminster.
Robert Rolleston, Nicholas Wymbysshe, John Stopyndoun and Master Richard Toyne clerks to John bishop of Bath and Wells the chancellor and William bishop of Lincoln. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Yorkshire.
Condition, that the dean and chapter of the cathedral church of St. Peter York shall abide and perform the award of the said bishops, arbitrators chosen by the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard York and the dean and chapter, touching the title and possession of tithes of corn and hay arising of lands of the master and brethren at Heslyngton in the parish of St. Lawrence without the walls in the suburbs of York which are in their own hands, so that the award be made in writing indented under the seals of the bishops before the feast of St. John Baptist next.
April 21.
Westminster.
Richard Walderne of Essex esquire, son and heir of William Walderne citizen and mercer of London, to Thomas Bateman of Leycestershire and William Walderne of Essex esquires. Recognisance for 1,000l., to be levied etc. in Essex.
Condition, that he shall make no estate nor alien the manors, lands etc. in the city and suburbs of London, Essex and Hertfordshire held by himself or by any other to his use, or any parcel thereof, without the assent of the said Thomas and William.
Membrane 14d.
Richard Wyche clerk and John Launoy esquire to John Clement citizen and tailor of London, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim, by appointment of William lord Clynton and of John de Clynton his son and heir, of certain lands in Suthwerke co. Surrey, reciting a charter dated 4 August 3 Henry V, whereby William Clynton knight gave to the said Richard, John Launoy and Nicholas Condour now deceased, their heirs and assigns, the castle and manor of Macstoke, Shistoke and Bulhalle with the hamlets of Purycroft, Alstree and Little Amyngton co. Warrewyk, and the lands aforesaid, all held for life by Elizabeth who was wife of John de Clynton knight his grandfather. Dated 5 November 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 February this year.
Thomas Waye citizen and cutler of London to John Welles, John Neuton and Robert Rumbolde citizens and cutlers of London, their heirs, executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels quick and dead, moveable and immovable, his property and debts in the city of London and elsewhere within the realm. Witnesses: Henry Farby, James Fulbery, William Rumbolde, John Sybbenham John Marlyn citizens of London. Dated London, 4 February 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 February.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
Richard Cheket of Calyngton co. Cornwall 'gentilman' to Thomas Giffarde. Recognisance for 12l., to be levied etc. in Cornwall.
Thomas Restrike of Restrike co. Cornwall 'gentilman' to Thomas Giffarde. (Like) recognisance.
John Hertewelle the elder to Robert Hungerford knight, his heirs and assigns. Gift of his estate in a third part of the manor of Herdenhuyssh co. Wiltesir by virtue of a recognisance for 1,000l. made before Richard Whytyngton late mayor of the staple of Westminster to the grantor and to John Hertewelle the younger by John Reynes late of Bukinghamshire knight. Dated 28 May 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment at Hampslape 9 January this year before Robert Mouter clerk, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the chancery file for this year.
Henry Kesewyke, son and heir of Henry Kesewyke, to William Chaumberleyn, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Stampshoo otherwise Stameleshoo co. Suthampton, and of all messuages, lands, rents, reversions and services late of Henry his father in Frenham, Rudbrygge, Totton, Rumbrigge and Baldotsfee. Dated 10 February 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 12 February.
Feb. 11.
Westminster.
Richard Toune of London 'gentilman' to Thomas Horton. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Edmund Starky of Stretton upon Dunnesmore co. Warrewyk 'gentilman' to Thomas Horton. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Warwickshire.
1437.
Dec. 31.
Elthammanor.
To the abbot and convent of Selby. Request, upon the restitution of letters patent under the seal of their house to Roger Birne, one of the clerks of the exchequer, concerning a maintenance for life therein which he has by grant of the king, to admit John Lathum and Thomas Lee to their house, and minister to them for their lives and the life of the longest liver like maintenance as the said Roger or any other aforetime had, 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 Roger is minded with assent and licence of the king to demise his estate therein to the intent that the said John and Thomas may have it; and for their unpaid service the king has granted them a like maintenance within the abbey for their lives etc., and has sent them thither. By p.s. [4013.]

Footnotes

  • 1. The face of membranes 7 and 6 is blank.
  • 2. See Calendar 1363, p. 409.
  • 3. In the 15th year, as the warrant shews.