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Close Rolls, Henry VI: May 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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May 1438

May 23.
Westminster.
John Cheyne of Isnamstede Cheyne co. Bukingham esquire and Alexander Cheyne his son to John Derham citizen and mercer of London. Recognisance for 104l., to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire.
May 28.
Westminster.
Ralph earl of Westmerland to Richard earl of Salisbury. Recognisance for 4,000l., to be levied etc. in Westmerland.
Condition, that the earl of Westmerland, his assigns and feoffees of any lands of Ralph late earl shall abide and perform the award of John archbishop of York, William bishop of Lincoln, Walter lord Hungreford knight, William Lynwode clerk keeper of the privy seal, John Cotesmore and William Godrede justices, arbitrators chosen by assent of the parties and assent of Joan countess of Westmerland, William Nevyll lord Fawconberge, George Nevyll lord Latymer and Edward Nevyll lord Bergevenneye, touching the right, title and possession of all castles, manors, lordships, lands etc. of the said late earl or of others enfeoffed with him, to his use or for performance of his will, and all actions, plaints, controversies, demands etc. between the earl of Westmerland and the others, so that the same be made in writing under the seals of the arbitrators before Ascension day next.
May 28.
Westminster.
Richard earl of Salisbury to Ralph earl of Westmerland. (Like) recognisance.
(Like) condition on behalf of the said countess, the earl of Salisbury and the (said) lords Fawconberge, Latymer and Bergevenney.
Feb. 5.
Westminster.
Peter Paule and John Richard clerk to the king. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Hertfordshire.
Vacated, because nothing done thereupon.
May 18.
Westminster.
Richard Ballarde of Merston Morteyne co. Bedford 'yoman' to John Potter. Recognisance for 100s. payable on Midsummer day 1439, to be levied etc. in Bedfordshire.
May 12.
Westminster.
William Mauleverere of Cosworth co. York 'gentilman' to John Cotyngham, John Threpelande and Margaret his wife. Recognisance for 60s., to be levied etc. in Yorkshire.
Membrane 8d.
Jan. 24.
Westminster.
Hugh Venables of Kynderton esquire to the king. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. in Cheshire.
Condition, that he shall appear in person before the king and council upon warning received, and meantime shall keep the peace toward all the people.
Thomas Lane citizen and grocer of London to John Gairgrave esquire, Robert Marchall citizen and grocer of London and William Knyght, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead. Witnesses: Robert Geccke, John Scarburht, John Frenche. Dated 20 November 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 22 March.
Thomas Pennok citizen and brewer of London to John Joye citizen and brewer of London, Ralph Gauge of London 'hostiler' and William Stamforde 'gentilman,' their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in London and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due. Dated London, 29 March 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 April.
John Notyngham of Bury St. Edmunds co. Suffolk 'grocer' to John Gerveys esquire, his executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead, and all debts within the realm and elsewhere. Dated the feast of the Conception 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 April.
Stephen Frensshe to William Ludlowe. Quitclaim of the manor in Appilton co. Berkshire called Quarelstede, with all lands, rents, reversions and services which the said Stephen had jointly with John Feryby by feoffment of Thomas Wykeham of Oxfordshire knight and William Wykeham esquire his son. Witnesses: David Selby, Richard Boteler, Richard Dewe 'gentylmen,' Robert Hough, John Fawen 'yemen.' Dated 12 January 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 April.
Alice Oliver of London widow to John Shordich esquire, Thomas Wynslawe draper and Thomas Fermery citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all her goods, debts and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead. Dated London, 2 May 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 May.
Robert Jacobbe to John Dryffelde and his assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable. Dated 16 September 1437, 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 May.
May 14.
Westminster.
Walter Reyns of Clifton, Thomas Billynge of Great Houghtes, John Turvey of Turvey and William Wyrall of Neuport Paynell, all of Bukinghamshire, to Thomas Knolles, Simon Strete, Joan Strete and John Watkyns. Recognisance for 40l. payable a month after Easter next, to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire.
Cancelled upon acknowledgment of Thomas Knolles and the others.
The said Walter, Thomas, John Turvey and William to the same. Like recognisance, mutatis mutandis, payable a month after Easter 1440.
The said Walter, Thomas, John Turvey and William to the same. Like recognisance payable a month after Easter 1441.
Both cancelled upon the acknowledgment of Thomas Knolles and the others.
William Barte citizen and 'hostiller' of London to John Cotyngham of Yorkshire 'gentilman,' Richard Staple citizen and vintner and Richard Panter citizen and cordwainer, 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 and money to him due; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of a silver cup, price or value 40s. Witnesses: Stephen Belle, William Rothewelle, Walter Clerke. Dated London, 17 May 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 May.
May 22.
Westminster.
John Yevan to Walter Veer esquire. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in the county of Suthampton.
Condition, that he shall abide and perform the award of William Perkyns esquire, John Bridde, Richard Bedforde and Michael Skillyng, arbitrators chosen with assent of the parties, three or two of them touching all actions debts, accounts, plaints and debates between the said Walter and himself; and proviso that the same shall be made before Christmas day next.
April 8.
Westminster.
To R. bishop of Durham. Nomination of Henry Hanslap the king's servant, one of the clerks of the chapel within the household, to receive the pension wherein by reason of the bishop's new creation he is bound to one of the king's clerks, until by him provided with a benefice.
May 14.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Strict order at their peril to commit to the fire John Bismer otherwise Gardyner of the parish of St. Mary atte Axe London, who is in their custody, and cause him to be therein burned for an example to other christians in some public open place, first publishing the cause before the people; as with assent and consent of men of discretion and wisdom, doctors of theology and other doctors of the canon and civil law, Robert bishop of London observing the order of law required has by definitive sentence pronounced and declared the said John a heretic who has fallen again into heresy which he previously abjured, and holy church has no more to do therein; and the king is zealous for justice and the catholic faith, willing to uphold the church and defend the rights and liberties thereof, and so far as in him lies to extirpate heresies from the realm and award condign punishment to convicted heretics, and is aware that by law of God and man and by the canons and institutes such heretics ought to be burned with fire.
Membrane 7d.
John Derham, Piers Andrewe, Thomas Cokke and Robert Broun on that one part, Alexaundre Cheyne and Robert Holgrave on that other part. Indenture witnessing that all the parcelles of the londe and housynge which Alexaundre Cheyne and Robert Holgrave purchased of John Derham and Johane his wyf and han of the feffement of Piers Andrewe, Thomas Cokke and Robert Broun is bounded in the fourme folowyng: first a mesuage ycalled Fawnes in Estbedefount in the shire of Middlesex with all the housynge up on the same grounde, with 150½ acres arable londe, that is to say 90 acres lyen to gedres up on the Downe in brede bytwene Feltham felde on the est and the mede of the forsaide mesuage on the west, 8 acres undre the same mesuage on the north syde and other men on the south, 3 acres bytwene the lane goyng in to the felde on the west and the londe of John Godard on the est, 4 acres in the Eldfelde bitwene the londe of the feffes of John Derham on the est and of the minister of Hounslowe on the west, 4 acres in Meedfurlonge bitwene the londe of William Hochoun on the est and of William Robert on the west, 3 acres in the Blakelondes bitwene the londe of the seid minister on the est and of Richard Cokbelle on the west, 1 acre in the Eldfelde bitwene the londes of Richard Cokbelle est and west, 1 acre in the same furlonge bitwene the londe of John Derham on the est and of William Robert on the west, two buttes of londe in a furlonge ycalled the Whitebuttes bitwene the londe of Richard Sherberde on the est and of William Hochoun on the west, an half acre in the Goore bitwene the londes of Richard Cokbelle est and west, 2 acres in the Slaade bitwene the londe called Mortymers on the est and the felde of Westbedefount on the west, 1 acre in the same Slaade bitwene the londe called Mortymers on the west and the londe of William Robert on the est, 3 acres in Forstfelde bitwene the londe of Roger Kechill on the west and of the seid minister on the est, half an acre in Westfurlonge bitwene the londe of Roger Kechill on the west and Lanes londe on the est, half an acre butteth upon Stanes way on the north, the londe of William Assheley on the est and of the said minister on the west, 1 acre butteth up on Stanes way north and the londe of John Derham and his feffes est and west, 2½ acres in the Flexlondes bitwene the lond of Richard Sherberde on the south and of the said minister on the north, a mede contenynge 5 acres betwene the Broke on the est and the Downe on the west, a woodclos ycalled Bourhawes bitwene the said mede on the south, the hie way on the north, the londe of Robert Aylmere and Robert Elmham on the est and a cloos called Mortymers on the west, foure closes about the forsaid mesuage contenynge 6½ acres, a croft by the same contenynge 2 acres, a gardyne foure square contenynge an acre; also there goth out of rent with the londe 7s. 6d. by yere, also 45 acres hethe severall to hewe in, also the howsynge of the said mesuage is an halhous with croschaumbres with a prevee therto, a kechyne with a tresaunce bytwene the hall and the kechyne, a loft in the kechyn, a lede in the kechyne, a netehous, a newe tofalle for eyght kyne, a newe berne of fyve rownes, an house with stables and other offices, two peir gatehouses, a newe colverehous, all the houses above seid tyled, a berne of foure rownes and an hoggesty thacched, and two pondes for fysshe in the colverehawe. The date is 9 May 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said John, Peter and Thomas, 28 May.
Floure Ducheman, otherwise Floure Chapell of London 'jeweller,' to William Hill one of the clerks of chancery and William Martyn of London 'gentilman,' their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in London and elsewhere within the realm. Dated London, 31 March 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 June.
Thomas Weddesbury citizen and armourer of London to Master John Faceby physician of Suthwerke, William Parker armourer and Robert Ragoun grocer, citizens of London, their heirs, executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead. Dated London, 15 June 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 June.
Ralph Spayne of London 'tapecer' to Henry Somer, John Stopyndoun clerk and John Rondes, their heirs, executors and assigns. Gift of all his lands, rents, services and possessions, all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in London and elsewhere in England, and all debts to him due. Dated 20 June 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 June.
John Cambrugge, son and heir of William Cauntbrigge citizen and alderman of London, to Richard Warbilton 'irmongere,' his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of a manor called Warbiltones, a tenement called Bassyngbornes otherwise Caumbrigges in Teveresham co. Cantebrigge, and all lands, rents, services and rights whereof the said William by charter indented made a demise and feoffment, subject to a yearly rent of 16s. 8d. to the said William for life, to the said Richard and to Ellen who was wife of John Bright of Ware deceased and to the heirs of the body of the said Richard, with remainder to the said William, his heirs and assigns, reciting that Richard Tesedale chaplain now deceased and the said William, by name of William Caumbrigge otherwise Warbilton citizen and 'irmongere' of London, had the same jointly to them, their heirs and assigns by feoffment of Richard Warbilton of Teversham father of Richard Warbilton 'irmongere.' Dated London, 5 August 12 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 June this year.
Membrane 6d.
John Yerde esquire, Thomas Cokayne and William Derlynge to Alice wife of Walter Taylboys esquire. Grant during the life of Elizabeth her daughter of a yearly rent of 100 marks, to be taken after the death of John Colshull, son of John Colshull knight, of the manors of Rothewelle, St. Ewa, Leskyret, two thirds of the manor of Maneley and lands in Porthpyra co. Cornwall and the manors of Huwyssh and Yerdbury co. Devon, all which the grantors had by feoffment of John Colshull the son for life of the said Elizabeth, under condition for defeasance if by fine levied in the king's court John Colshull the son and the said Elizabeth shall confirm the estate and possession of the said Alice in all lands which she holds for life with remainder or reversion to the said Alice (sic), or if the said Elizabeth shall overlive the said John and shall while sole make such confirmation, or promise the said Alice the peaceable occupation of the same without plea or suit against her in any court of record; and proviso that this grant shall be a charge upon the said manors and lands only, and not upon the persons of the grantors or their heirs. Witnesses: Renfrid Arundell knight, John Jaybien, John Corke, Nicholas Aysshton, Robert Colyn, Nicholas Yunge, Robert Clay. Dated 12 May 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 June.
John Colshull, son and heir of John Colshull knight (militis) to Walter Taylboys esquire and Alice his wife, their servants and receivers. Release of all actions and demands for waste, and for receipt of rents, issues and profits to Monday before this date of all lands which descended to Elizabeth wife of John the son, and came to the possession of the said Walter and Alice or others to their use after the death of Cicely late the wife of William Cheyne knight or of any other; and confirmation of the estate and possession of the said Alice for her life in all lands whereof she is tenant for life with remainder or reversion to the said Elizabeth. Witnesses: John Yerde esquire, Nicholas Aysshton, John Langholme, Robert Forman, Robert Clay. Dated 11 June 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 June.
Henry Snokushull of the parish of Cranle co. Surrey to William Sedeneye the elder, his heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of 13s. 4d. of yearly rent to be taken of all the grantor's lands at Snokushulle in the parish aforesaid; and he has delivered to the said William 6d. in name of possession, and has attached his seal of arms to this charter. Dated Cranle, the feast of the Annunciation 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 June.