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Close Rolls, Henry VI: July 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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July 1438

July 1.
Westminster.
John Colshull, son and heir of John Colshull knight (militis), John Yerde esquire, Nicholas Asshton and John Wolston to Walter Tailboys esquire, John Haget, Thomas Orfton clerks, John Langholme and Robert Forman. Recognisance for 250 marks, to be levied etc. in Cornwall.
July 1.
Westminster.
John Colshull (as above) to John Yerde esquire, Nicholas Asshton and John Wolston. Recognisance for 1,000l., to be levied etc. in Cornwall.
John Basset, son of John Basset of Chishill, to John Basset of Chishill his father. General release of all personal actions by reason of Elizabeth wife of John the son, one of the daughters and heirs of William Hanyngfelde, and any action for debt, account, detenue or other matter. Dated 8 July 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 July.
Alice late the wife of John Sturmyn and John Sturmyn her son and heir to John Forest dean of the cathedral church of Wells, John Feryby esquire, John Austyll and William Gascoigne, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands, rents, reversions and services in 'Estcompton' co. Surrey whereof they are seised. Dated 8 July 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 July.
July 11.
Westminster.
William Waryn of Farthyngestone co. Norhampton 'husbondman' to William Malorry. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Norhamptonshire.
Condition, that he shall appear in person in chancery in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next to answer William Malorry concerning an alleged trespass.
Membrane 5d.
Simon atte Welle of 'Hangynghoughton' to William Tresham, his heirs and assigns. Charter indented with warranty of a yearly rent of 26s. 8d., to be taken of all his lands in 'Hangynghoughton' co. Norhampton; and he has put the grantee in possession by payment of 1d. Dated 22 June 16 Henry VI.
[No acknowledgment.]
John Mounforde, son and heir of Elizabeth Mounforde daughter of Joan Boydell, to John bishop of Bath and Wells, Robert Shottesbroke knight and William Lee esquire, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of a moiety of the manors of Staundoun and Fenton co. Stafford, and all lands, rents, reversions and services to that moiety pertaining; and warranty against the abbot of Westminster and his successors. Witnesses: Richard Vernoun knight, Hugh Herdiswyke, Ralph Egerton, Robert Whitgreve, William Leventhorp. Dated 12 July 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 July this year.
William Penythorne the elder and William Penythorne the younger to William Tresham, William Aldewyncle, Thomas Gladman, Richard Willoughby, Thomas Merton and John Olyff, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor called the 'Westhalle' in Russheton co. Norhampton, all lands which they have in the 'Westende' and 'Westfelde' of Russheton and in 'Aukefelde,' and the advowson of the church of St. Peter Russheton. Dated 15 May 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 July.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 40 marks, made in chancery 3 July 16 Henry VI by John Wenlok of Someryse, Thomas Reynes of Merston, both in Bedfordshire, Robert Clynton of Estenore co. Hereforde and William Stirklande of Bedfordshire esquires for John Cornewalle knight lord of Faunehope, and of an undertaking by him under a pain of 100l., that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to William Hacombleyn or any of the people.
Thomas Squiry of Essex esquire to John Breknok esquire, Robert Holbeche vicar of Wirardesbury and John Hille vicar of Dachet, their heirs and assigns. Gift with warranty of a yearly quit rent of 20 marks, to be taken of his manors in Essex called Horham and Quarell, and of all other his lands in Essex, Oxfordshire and the city and suburbs of London, the first term of payment to be on Easter day next; and he has delivered to them 4d. in name of seisin. Dated Ditton, 9 July 10 Henry VI.
Thomas Squery otherwise Squyry of Thaxstede co. Essex 'gentilman' to William Estfelde, Alexander Aune, Thomas Knolles, Thomas Bataille, Thomas Staunton, Stephen Chichemersshe mercer, John Wayte, John Brekenok and John Harou mercer, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Horham and Quarels in Thaxstede, and all lands, rents, reversions, services, rights etc. in Essex, except a messuage with garden adjacent in the borough of Thaxstede purchased of the executor of William Alman. Dated 20 April 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 2 July this year.
John Cosyn citizen and 'fishmonger' of London to Richard Bye and his assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels quick and dead, moveable and immovable, and all debts to him due. Dated 8 July 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 July.
Membrane 4d.
Feb. 28.
Windsor castle.
To L. archbishop of Rouen, perpetual administrator of the church of Ely. Nomination of Dru Maufurne secretary of the duke of Gloucestre to receive the pension wherein, by reason of the administration of the said church to him committed, the archbishop is bound to one of the king's clerks, until by him provided with a benefice. By p.s. [4092.]
April 21.
Windsor.
Thomas Fitz Water groom of the king's chamber is sent to the abbot of Lylselle co. Salop, to take of his house such corrody or maintenance as Geoffrey Plumpton deceased had therein in his life time. By p.s. [4199.]
May 28.
Westminster.
Thomas Horner and John Clerk, each of Olney co. Bukingham 'gentilman,' to John Louthe. Recognisance for 27 marks, to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire.
Thomas Drewe of Southcote co. Berkshire 'gentilman,' brother and heir of Robert Drewe of the same, to William Estfelde, Alexander Aune, Thomas Knolles, Thomas Bataille, Thomas Staunton, Stephen Chichemersshe mercer, John Wayte, John Brekenoke and John Harou mercer, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manor of Horham co. Essex, which descended to him by inheritance by the death of Robert his brother, and which the said Robert with Henry Langeley and Thomas Rothewelle had by fine levied at Westminster in the quinzaine of St. Martin 12 Henry VI, to them and the heirs of the said Robert. Witnesses: John Grene of Wedyngton, Nicholas Berneys, John Skymmyng (Shymmyng), William Higham, John Constable, William Hawkyne, John Symonde, Richard Pryour, Nicholas Pryke. Dated 27 March 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 June.
Thomas Drewe (as above) to William Estfelde (and the others above named), their heirs and assigns. Charter of demise and feoffment of the (said) manor of Horham, which descended etc. (as above). Witnesses (as the last). Dated 25 March 16 Henry VI.
Thomas Drewe (as before) to William Cleve clerk and Ralph Street merchant. Letter of attorney, appointing them to give William Estfelde (and the others above named) seisin of the (said) manor of Horham, which descended etc. (as before). Dated (as the last).
Thomas Drewe (as before) to William Cleve and Ralph Strete. Letter of attorney, appointing them to enter and take possession of the (said) manor of Horham, which descended etc. (as before). Witnesses (as above). Dated 24 March 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 21 June.
July 7.
Westminster.
John Roger of Mapulderham co. Suthampton and John Roger of Benham co. Berkshire esquires to John Stork. Recognisance for 20l. payable on Midsummer day next, to be levied etc. in the counties aforesaid.
The said John Roger and John Roger to John Stork. Like recognisance payable on Midsummer day 1440.
The said John Roger and John Roger to John Stork. Like recognisance payable on Midsummer day 1441.
The said John Roger and John Roger to John Stork. Like recognisance payable on Midsummer day 1442.
July 10.
Westminster.
Robert Symeoun esquire to William Daumvers esquire. Recognisance for 1,000l., to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire.
July. 14.
Westminster.
John Sheffelde and John Kympton to Robert prior of Lewes. Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Condition, that Walter who calls himself Walter de Kent the elder, Walter who calls himself Walter de Kent the younger, and John who calls himself John de Kent the younger, whom the prior has seized as his neifs pertaining to his manor of Langeney co. Sussex, calling them Walter Upton the elder, Walter Upton the younger and John Upton the younger, and who are now by order of the chancellor in custody of Thomas Collage serjeant at arms, shall appear in person in chancery in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next.
Note, that on that day they came not.
Membrane 3d.
John Depynge abbot of St. Osith co. Essex and the convent to William Bothe clerk. Indenture of lease for twenty years of the manor called Birchoo and all lands in Kirkeby co. Essex held by the abbot in right of his monastery at a rent of one red rose at Midsummer, the term beginning on Michaelmas day next. Dated the chapter house St. Osith, 13 May 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in the chapter house at St. Osith 9 June before Robert Crane, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the chancery file for this year.
Thomas Elys citizen and goldsmith of London to John Sutton alderman, Matthew Philip goldsmith, John Cobbe tailor and Thomas Clerke scrivener 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 and money to him due; and he has put them in possession thereof by delivery of one silver piece, price or value 40s. Witnesses: Thomas White, Thomas Style, Peter Bonauntre. Dated London, 9 July 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 11 July.
William Taverner to Thomas Brook knight, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manors of Holdyche and Wycroft, and of 300 acres of land, 60 acres of meadow, 20 acres of wood, 40 acres of heath and 40s. of rent in Holdyche, Besshehey and Sperehey co. Devon; also of the manors of 'Westbaggeburgh,' Lucton and Brookyelchestre, and of thirty messuages, six tofts, three carucates 610 acres of land, 140 acres of meadow, 60 acres of wood and 100s. of rent in Barreys Goseforde, Odecombe, Mountagu, 'Westcoker,' Hertham, Hornesbowe, Lovehille, Aysshhilyate, Redemede, Okenhede, Clyve, 'Crymmylfordmede,' Durboroghyscantok, Meryet and Sokke, and the advowsons of the churches of 'Westbaggeburgh' and Lucton co. Somerset, the manors of Bloundesheyes, Cottelegh and Mangerton, and twenty messuages, six carucates 400 acres of land, 120 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 100 acres of wood, 60s. of rent and a rent of 1lb. pepper, 1lb. cumin and one pair of spurs in Cottelegh, Mangerton, Pourton, Bowode, 'Estmeleplesshe,' Loscombe, Mapoudre, Lyme Regis, Coleweyishome, Harmeshey, Babersheyes, Pytte and 'Litylparrok in Mersshewodevale' co. Dorset. Dated 2 June 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 July.
June 26.
Westminster.
John Bernyngham, Robert Rolston, John Stopyndoun and Thomas Morton 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 them and by the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard York, touching the right, title and possession of tithes of corn and hay arising from 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 bishops' seals before Easter next; and that meantime they shall make no attempt touching the said title and possession.
June 26.
Westminster.
William Scrope clerk, Thomas Sutton, William Stillyngton and Richard Thornburgh to John bishop of Bath and Wells the chancellor and William bishop of Lincoln. (Like) recognisance.
(Like) condition, on behalf of the master and brethren of the hospital (above mentioned).
June 29.
Havering manor.
William Norman one of the king's serjeant kitcheners is sent to the prior and convent of Lenton co. Notyngham, to take of that house such corrody or maintenance as John Hoby or any other person in his life time had therein by virtue of the king's prerogative. By p.s. [4304.]
July 10.
Westminster.
Thomas Ponsforde groom of the pantry for the king's mouth is sent to the abbot and convent of Battle co. Sussex, to take of that house such corrody or maintenance as Hugh Fraunceys or any other before him had or ought to have had by virtue of the king's prerogative. By p.s. [4322.]
May 26.
Westminster.
Alice who was wife of John Kympton to John Stone. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Condition, that she shall appear in person in chancery in the octaves of Trinity next to answer the said John touching what shall be laid against her on his behalf.
John Duffelde clerk and John Lyoun chaplain to Joan late the wife of Nicholas Tournay. Demise indented for her life of the estate which they have jointly with Robert Waterton and others now deceased and Roger Barneston yet living in all lands, rents and services in Osgotby, Cateby and Northorp co. Lincoln by feoffment in trust of the said Nicholas, according to a decree against them in chancery at suit of William Maltby and the said Joan now his wife. Dated 18 July 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 July.
Membrane 2d.
Thomas Est to John Hody, John Stork, John Chyrche, John Battescombe and John Corbrygge clerk, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manors of Wycroft, Lucton, Cottelegh and Mangerton cos. Devon, Somerset and Dorset, and of 910 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 160 acres of wood, 160s. of rent and a rent of 1 lb. of pepper, 1 lb. of cumin and one pair of spurs in Barreys Goseforde, Odecombe, Mountagu, 'Westcoker,' Cherde, Hertham, Hornesbowe, Lovehill, Aysshhilyate, Redemede, Okenhede, Clyve, 'Crymmylfordmede,' Durboroghyscantok, Meryet, Sokke, Cottelegh, Mangerton, Pourton, Bowode, 'Estmeleplesshe,' Loscombe, Mapowdre, Lyme Regis, Coleweyishome, Babersheyes, Pytte and 'Litilparrok' cos. Somerset and Dorset, and the advowson of Lucton church, all which he had jointly with them by fine levied in the king's court. Dated 14 July 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 July.
William Fitz Hugh lord of Ravenswath, Robert Roos knights, Robert Forman, Richard Yerburgh and John Wyles to Robert lord Wylughby knight and dame Elizabeth his wife, their heirs and assigns. Charter indented of demise of the manors of Langton by Horncastre and 'Whythalle,' a croft called 'Foulescroft,' a park called 'Whythalparc' and a wood called 'Rothewelwode' co. Lincoln, with rents, services and reversions of tenants in fee, for life or years, stews, stanks, woods, moors, marshes, wards, marriages, homages, reliefs, escheats, waifs, strays, neifs and all that goes with them etc. which the grantors with Robert Fitz Hugh bishop of London and John Ratheby, both now deceased, had by demise of Simon Felbrygge knight. Witnesses: Thomas Comberworth (Cumberworth), Philip Dymmok knights, John Taylbois the elder, William Thymelby of Thymelby esquires, William Stanes of Horncastre. Dated Langton aforesaid, 31 May 16 Henry VI.
William Fitz Hugh, Robert Roos (as above), Robert Forman, Richard Yerburgh and John Wyles to Robert lord Wylughby and dame Elizabeth his wife, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manors of Langton by Horncastre and 'Whythalle,' a toft (sic) called 'Foulescroft, Whytehalparc' and 'Rothewelwode,' with rents, services, reversions etc. (as above). Witnesses (as the last). Dated Langton aforesaid, 2 June 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and writing at Boston 30 June before Richard Benyngton, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the chancery file for this year.
Richard Brewere citizen and 'powchemaker' of London to Thomas Redyng and John Frensshe citizens and 'powchemakeres' of London, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his property, goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in London and elsewhere within the realm, and all debts to him due. Witnesses: Richard Fordell draper, Humphrey Hayforde goldsmith, John Younge cordwainer. Dated London, 5 June 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 14 July.
July 26.
Westminster.
Richard Walderne of the parish of Haverynge atte Boure co. Essex and William Walderne of Nasynge esquires to Thomas Bateman esquire. Recognisance for 76l. 16s. 8d., to be levied etc. in Essex and Hertfordshire.
William Warter citizen and skinner of London to Christopher Warter citizen and skinner of London, Peter Arderne, Robert Tanfelde, Thomas Shipton clerk and Thomas Thorpe, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his property, 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. Dated London, 1 July 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 31 July.
Membrane 1d.
Edward Chambre clerk to Bartholomew Pollarde citizen and grocer of London and Richard Dagolffe 'taillour,' their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods, debts and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead. Dated 3 June 16 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 June.
July 13.
Westminster.
To W. bishop of Salisbury. Nomination of John Depden chaplain the king's servant to receive the pension wherein by reason of his new creation the bishop is bound to one of the king's clerks, until by him provided with a benefice. By p.s.
July 14.
Westminster.
To R. bishop of Cicestre. Like nomination of John Middilham the king's servant, serjeant of his vestry. By p.s. [4057.]
John Pelham knight, son of John Pelham knight, to Roger Fenys knight, his heirs and assigns. Confirmation of his estate for life of Joan who was wife of John Pelham the father in the hundred of Foxherle co. Sussex which she held in dower, with views of frankpledge, 'waifes, strayfes,' forfeitures etc. thereto pertaining, with remainder to John the son and his heirs, and by writing indented granted to Roger Fenys for her life; and quitclaim with warranty thereof. Witnesses: Simon Cheyne, Adam Iwode, John Penherst, John Colbronde, Richard atte Mille. Dated 8 January 14 Henry VI.
John Pelham knight to Roger Fenys knight, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the homage, suit of court, castle ward and all other services whereby the said Roger holds of him the manor of Herstmounceaux, save fealty only. Dated 20 April 8 Henry VI.
[No acknowledgment of either deed.]
July 18.
Westminster.
Robert Mouter and Richard Bekyngham clerks to the king. Several recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire and Lincolnshire.
Condition, that John Lyoun shall give to William Maltby and Joan now his wife, late the wife of Nicholas Tournay, or to one of them, or to their attorney bringing with him a letter of attorney under their seals wherewith a writing indented which is with him is sealed, seisin of all lands, rents and services in Osgotby, Cateby, Caborne and Northorpe co. Lincoln which the said John with Robert Waterton and others had by feoffment of the said Nicholas.