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Close Rolls, Henry VI: May 1436

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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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May 1436

Membrane 7.
May 7.
Westminster.
To the Genoese merchants of certain goods and merchandise laded in three carracks which are in the port of Suthampton, or to their factors and attorneys dwelling in London. Order under pain of forfeiture to take all those goods etc. of the masters or owners (patronis) of the carracks, paying them for the freight thereof as may be agreed, and to dispose of the same as they shall see fit; as among other articles in the league made between the late king and the doge and commonalty of Genoa (Janua) it is contained that the doge and commonalty, their heirs and successors shall not secretly or openly by land, sea or water give succour or aid with navies, galleys, ships, armed men (armigeris), crossbowmen, archers or otherwise to Charles calling himself dauphin of Vienne or any other his partisan, or to any other subject of France then or thereafter in disobedience to the said king, his heirs and successors, to Castilians, Scots or other notorious enemies of his; and in consideration that Philip calling himself duke of Burgundy, being a partisan of the said dauphin and going about to break that league, is striving day by day to do what mischief he may by land and water to the king and his lieges of France and England, and experience shews that, if those carracks should pass with the merchandise to Flanders, as their purpose is, they would be by him arrested against the merchants' will to the hurt of the king and his men, the king's will is to do away every occasion which might cause a breach of the said league. The king has commanded the said masters or owners to unlade their carracks and deliver the goods to the said merchants. By C.
Et erat patens.
To the masters or owners (patronis) of three carracks in the port of Suthampton. Order under plain of forfeiture to unlade those carracks of the goods and merchandise therein, delivering the same to the merchants of Genoa, their attorneys or factors; as among other articles etc. (as above); and the king has commanded the said merchants etc. to take all the said goods, paying the masters or owners for the freight thereof. By C.
Et erat patens.
May 17.
Westminster.
To the justices of the Bench. Order by advice and assent of the council to proceed no further in the plea hereinafter mentioned without advising the king; as the king and council have particular information that John earl of Huntyngdoun and Beatrice his wife have sued a writ of dower in Salop against Thomas bishop of Durham, Robert Darcy and William Ryman esquires, returnable at Westminster before the said justices, craving dower of the said Beatrice of the freehold of the late earl of Arundell her husband in Chirke, which is one town and a single lordship wherein the defendants never had possession save only to the use of the late king and of the king, and the king is now seised thereof, and of every parcel and freehold thereof by feoffment of the defendants, being thereof feoffees, as appears by a feoffment by them made and delivered in the treasury. By p.s. [3324.]
Membrane 6.
May 1.
Westminster.
To the escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order to take the fealty of Maud late the wife of Thomas Chaucer, and to give her seisin of one moiety of the manor of 'Estworldham,' specified in the fine hereinafter mentioned, and the issues thereof taken, but to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the other moiety, saving to the king 29 acres 3 roods of land by the wood of Benesworth called Sandelesinhome, 6 acres 20 perches of land and half an acre 1 rood of meadow imparked in Wolmere forest and enclosed in 'Estworldham' park, and delivering to the said Maud any issues taken of this moiety; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Thomas Boneham late escheator, that at his death Thomas Chaucer held jointly with her the said manor and the keepership of the forests of Wolmere and Alisholt thereto pertaining, namely one moiety by fine levied in the late king's court without his licence by gift of John Arundell and Margaret his wife to them and the heirs of their bodies, the other moiety of her heritage, that the manor is held in chief by knight service, and that the first moiety was taken into the king's hand by the death of Thomas Chaucer and by reason of that trespass; and for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has pardoned the said trespass, further granting that the said Maud shall have that moiety again, and hold the same to her and the heirs aforesaid without impeachment; and for half a mark therein paid the king has respited her homage until Christmas day next.
Membrane 5.
May 18.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Berkshire. Order in presence of John Gerald and Alice his wife, daughter and heir of William FitzWaryn esquire, or of their attorneys, to assign dower to Elizabeth who was wife of the said William, of whom the king has taken an oath etc.
May 19.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Berkshire. Order to take of Agnes who was wife of William Porter knight an oath etc., and to assign her dower.
May 18.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Devon. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors, lands and advowsons hereinafter mentioned, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before William Paulet of Melcombe by virtue of a commission of the king to him and William Carent esquire, that John Herle knight was seised of the manors of Hede, Pole, Colrigge and Ilfridecombe, 4 acres of land in Stoklegh Englysshe, and the advowsons of the churches of Ilfridecombe and Stoklegh Englysshe, that a fine levied at Westminster on the morrow of All Souls 14 Henry VI between John Spoke (sic), John Braas clerk and John Pree plaintiffs and the said John Herle, whereby he acknowledged the right of John Speke in the premises, 2 acres of land in Ilfridecombe excepted, and the plaintiffs granted all the said manors, lands and advowsons to him and the heirs of his body, with remainder to William Bonevyle knight, now living, and to his heirs, that John Herle after died so seised without issue, that Henry de Campo Arnulphi was seised of the 2 acres above excepted, and had issue William and Joan, that he died thereof seised, and after his death the same descended to William his son and heir, that he had issue Katherine and Elizabeth, and died thereof seised, that the same descended to the said Katherine and Elizabeth as his daughters and heirs, that Katherine died without issue, and one moiety thereof descended to the said Elizabeth as her sister and heir, that Elizabeth had issue Margaret, and died thereof seised, that the same descended to the said Margaret as her daughter and heir, that she had issue the said John Herle, and died thereof seised, that the same descended to John Herle as her son and heir, that he died thereof seised, that after his death the same descended to the said William Bonevyle as his cousin and heir, namely son of John son of William son of the said Joan sister of William father of Katherine and of Elizabeth mother of Margaret mother of John Herle, that John Herle was seised of the manor of Clyst Champernoun otherwise 'Clyst Seint George,' and gave that manor to William Bonevyle, John Speke, John Braas clerk and John Pree and to their heirs, that they gave the same to John Herle and Isabel his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to the grantors, that he died so seised without issue, the said Isabel yet living, and that all the premises are not held of the king.
May 5.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Norffolk. Order to take the fealty of Isabel wife of Thomas late lord Morley, and to give her livery of the manors, hundred and fishery hereinafter mentioned, and the issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that at his death the said Thomas held the manor and advowson of Swanton Morlee jointly with her by feoffment of Henry late bishop of Norwich and others, the manors of Aldby and Hokeryng and a fishery in Hengham called Semer by gift of Thomas Erpyngham knight and Richard Drewe, and the manor of Folsham and hundred of Eynesforde by demise of William Phelipp knight and others to them and the heirs of their bodies, and that all are held in chief by knight service; and for 2 marks paid in the hanaper the king has respited the homage of the said Isabel until Easter day next.
May 12.
Westminster.
To the barons of the exchequer. Writ of dedimus potestatem, by advice and assent of the council, to examine whatsoever persons of the estate of baron and baroness and of higher estate who are not yet examined concerning the yearly value of all their manors, lands and temporal possessions in the realm, and to charge them with the subsidy granted in the last parliament, in accordance with the yearly values aforesaid and the effect of an act granting the said subsidy, making process in the exchequer against them that appear not for examination. By p.s. [3313.]
May 1.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Salop and the march of Wales adjacent. Order to give John son and heir of Thomas son and heir of Thomas Fouleshurst seisin of the lands of his grandfather, and of those of his heritage held in dower by Katherine who was wife of Robert Parys and sometime wife of John Baskervyle knight whose heir the said John is, Thomas the son having died within age in ward of the late king; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his fealty, and for 20s. paid in the hanaper the king has respited his homage until the Purification next.
To the escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjacent. Like order; as the said John has proved his age before the escheator in Salop.
Like writ to the escheator in Norhamptonshire.
May 18.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Wynchelse. Order by mainprise of John Torre of Catolonia, Nicholas de Boloyne of Bologna merchants, Thomas Gray 'grocer' and Thomas Lyoun 'haberdassher,' both of London, to dearrest and deliver to Peter de Cardone, master or owner (patrono) thereof, a carrack called the 'Seint Marie' by them arrested at command of the king and yet under arrest, the king's command notwithstanding; as John Torre and the others have mainperned in chancery under a pain of 200l. that he shall take the same to Suthampton and thence direct to his own parts, westward and nowise eastward, especially to Flanders.