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Close Rolls, Henry VI: 1439

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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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1439

Jan. 2.
Dogmersfield.
To all sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, constables and other liege subjects of the king whatsoever. Order to cause William Bolton the king's serjeant, whom he is sending to distant places for furtherance of certain business and messages of the king, to have at his expense horses and guides when required, and when he shall come their way, so behaving that the king's business be not left undone.
To the escheator in Northumberland. Incomplete writ, reciting a grant of the king to Jaquetta de Louxenbourg duchess of Bedford, who was wife of John duke of Bedford, concerning [her dower] of all his castles, lordships, manors, lands etc.
Vacated, because nothing done thereupon.
1438.
Nov. 18.
Windsor castle.
To the citizens of Worcester and the bailiffs of that town in room of those for the time being. Order henceforward to pay to John Hampton esquire of the body to the king for his life 20l. a year of the fee farm of the town, which the king has granted him for life from Michaelmas last. By p.s. [4467.]
Et erat patens.
1439.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To the receivers, farmers, reeves or occupiers of the manor of Ludgarshale co. Wiltesir for the time being. Order every year to pay to William Ludlowe 3d. a day during his life, and to pay him the arrears since 27 December 16 Henry VI, on which date for good service the king granted to him for life the office of parker of Ludgarshale park, to be occupied by himself or by deputy, with wages of 3d. a day of the issues, profits etc. of the manor, and all other fees, profits etc. due and accustomed.
Et erat patens.
1439. Membrane 25.
Jan. 16.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Gloucester for election of a coroner instead of John Lymyryk, who is too sick and aged to travail for performance of that office.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Hereford for election of a coroner instead of Thomas Capull, who is insufficiently qualified as Walter Scull esquire has borne witness in chancery.
Jan. 16.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Yorkshire for election of a coroner in the Estrithing instead of Thomas Dayvelle, who is insufficiently qualified.
Jan. 14.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Somerset for election of a coroner instead of Roger Ledrede, who is dead.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Essex for election of a coroner instead of Richard Gobyoun, who is insufficiently qualified.
Jan. 28.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Yorkshire for election of a coroner in the Estrithing instead of Thomas Davylle, who is insufficiently qualified.
Jan. 20.
Westminster.
To John Juyn. Order to busy himself about the office of chief justice to hold pleas before the king; as the king's will is that he be chief justice.
Jan. 26.
Westminster.
To the constable of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order to receive Thomas Stacy from one who shall deliver him on behalf of the king, and to keep him in custody in the Tower until further order. By C.
Feb. 9.
Windsor castle.
To the constable of Wyndesore castle or his lieutenant. Order to receive Thomas Rempston knight, and to keep him in custody in the castle until further order. By K.
March 17.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Cornwall for election of a coroner instead of Odo Tregonaun, who is dead.
March 18.
Westminster.
Like order in regard to Oto Tregonaun.
Membrane 24.
Jan. 15.
Good Rest.
To the receiver general of the duchy of Cornwall. Order every year to pay to Michael Power the king's esquire during his life the fees, wages, profits etc. belonging to the office of constable of Launceston castle, and to the office of feodary and escheator in Cornwall and Devon to the said duchy pertaining, which offices the king has granted to the said Michael for life, to be occupied by him or his deputy, with the fees etc. of old time due and accustomed. By p.s. [4542.]
Et erat patens.
Membrane 23.
Feb. 10.
Windsor castle.
To John Juyn. Order, for particular causes specially moving the king, to proceed this time to take assizes, juries and certificates arraigned in Hertfordshire, Essex, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Middlesex according to letters patent of 1 June 2 Henry VI to him and William Paston addressed, notwithstanding the statute of 13 Henry IV, confirming the statute of 8 Richard II. whereby it was ordered that no man of law should be a justice of assize or gaol delivery in his own country, and that the chief justice of the Common Bench should be appointed with others for that purpose, but in regard to the chief justice of the King's Bench it should be as was wont to be for the greater part of a hundred years, any statute or ordinance previously made to the contrary notwithstanding, and that no chief justice of the King's Bench should be a justice of assize in any county of the realm save Lancashire, but for saving of his prerogative this latter statute should be in force during the king's pleasure; and although by writ of 20 January last the king willed that the said John should be chief justice to hold pleas before the king, commanding him to busy himself in that office. By K.