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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

Membrane 22.
Feb. 14.
Westminster.
To all sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and other the king's lieges within liberties and without to whom etc. Order to suffer all tenants of the honour of Eye, free men and others, to be quit of toll, stallage, chiminage, pontage, pavage, picage, murage and passage, as they ought to be, and as they and all other tenants of that honour were ever heretofore used to be; as according to the custom heretofore used and approved in the realm time out of mind all tenants of that honour, free men and others, ought to be thereof quit throughout the realm.
Et erat patens.
Jan. 5.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Dorset. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a third part of the manor of Milton upon Stoure, delivering to Richard Welyngton any issues thereof taken since the death of William Brecore; as it is found by inquisition, taken before John Storke late escheator, that the said part was held by Reynold Brecore at his death by the courtesy of England after the death of Elizabeth his wife, of the heritage of the said William her son and heir, that it came to the hands of King Richard II by reason of the idiocy of the said William, who lately died in ward of the king by reason of his idiocy, and is yet in the king's hand, that it is not held of the king, and that the said Richard is cousin and heir of the deceased, namely son of Thomas son of Lucy sister of Cicely mother of Margaret mother of Elizabeth mother of the said William, and is of full age.
Jan. 25.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Salop. Order to take the fealties of William Aleyn and John Smalbache, and to give the said William, Maud his wife, the said John and Joan his wife seisin of a messuage and half a virgate of land in Little Sutton; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Richard Locharde late escheator, that Thomas de Mersshton at his death held the premises by the service of petty serjeanty, and of rendering to the king 5s. a year, and that William de Mersshton was his brother and next heir; and by another inquisition, taken before Roger Fox late escheator, it is found that the same came to the late king's hand by the death of the said Thomas and by reason of his said brother's nonage, that William Mersshton died within age in ward of the king, and that the said Maud and Joan are his sisters and next heirs, and are of full age.
Feb. 15.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Somerset. Order to cause Thomas Wyke, son of Thomas Wyke of Stauntonswyke and of Isabel his wife, again to have possession of the manor of 'Westchelleworth,' and the issues thereof taken since 16 May last; as upon the finding of an inquisition, of his office taken at Bruton 27 October 6 Henry VI before William Pauncefot then escheator, that Thomas Latymer was seised of the said manor, which is held in chief, that without licence of the king he made a demise thereof to the said Thomas and Isabel and the said Thomas their son for their lives and the life of the longest liver, that they were thereof seised as of freehold, that Thomas and Isabel died, and Thomas the son remained in possession, and that he made a feoffment thereof to Roger Leveden and Thomas Fyssh of Bristol and to their heirs, by virtue whereof they were seised of the same as of fee, by letters patent of 9 May 14 Henry VI the king committed to John Whittokkesmete by a mainprise the keeping of the manor of 'Westchelworth,' seized into his hand for the cause aforesaid, from Easter then last so long as it should remain in the king's hand, rendering 6 marks a year whereat the same was extended and 13s. 4d. increase; and at the suit of Thomas the son, complaining that although Thomas Latymer was seised of the manor and made the demise aforesaid, and although the complainant made the said feoffment to Roger Leveden and Thomas Fyssh otherwise Fysch, and they made a grant of the manor to him and his heirs, and he did enter the same without licence of the king, and by reason of those trespasses the same was taken into the king's hand, for a fine paid in the hanaper the king by letters patent of 16 May last pardoned the said trespasses, further granting that the complainant should have the manor again and hold the same to him and his heirs without impeachment of the king etc., but that he is vexed and hindered from so doing by colour of the said commission to John Whittokkesmete, praying that the commission be revoked and that he may have the manor again, and the issues aforesaid, the king ordered the sheriff to give the said John notice to be in chancery at a day now past in order to shew cause for the king or for himself wherefore that ought not to be done, and the sheriff returned that he gave him notice accordingly by John Lovell, William Aston, Richard Clay and Robert Westby; and at that day John Whittokkesmete came not, wherefore by advice of the justices, serjeants and others of the council learned in the law it was determined that the said commission should be revoked, and the said Thomas should have the manor again, and the issues aforesaid.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
To the warden of the Flete prison. Order to set free Thomas Haseley, whom the king lately committed to his custody; as the said Thomas has found security in chancery to appear before the king or council from time to time upon warning received, and answer touching what shall be laid against him. By p.s. [4602.]
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To the farmers and occupiers for the time being of the subsidy and alnage upon cloth for sale in Wiltesir. Order to pay to Walter Hungerforde knight 100 marks a year for life and the arrears since 13 November 16 Henry VI; as for good and unpaid service upon the council the king has granted him for life from that date 100 marks a year of the subsidy and alnage aforesaid.
Et erat patens.
March 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suthampton, the farmers or occupiers of the manor of Lokerle for the time being. Order to pay to Thomas Hereforde the king's servant, late controller of the pipe in the exchequer, 6l. 11s. 9d. a year for life and the arrears since Michaelmas last; as by letters patent of 13 May 16 Henry VI the king granted him for life that yearly sum of the rent of the said manor.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 21.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the constable of Wyndesore castle or his lieutenant for the time being. Order to pay to Robert Bollo barber for life the wages belonging to the office of keeper of the king's garden of Wyndesore, and the arrears thereof since Michaelmas last; as the late king by letters patent, confirmed by the king 24 January 1 Henry VI, gave that office to the said Robert his serjeant for life, with the wages, profits etc. thereto belonging of old time, even as John Haydoun deceased had.
Et erat patens.
To the sheriff of Salop for the time being. Like order, mutatis mutandis, in favour of Robert Bellew (fn. 1); as the late king by letters patent, confirmed by the king 24 January 1 Henry VI, granted to Michael Penpouns deceased and to the said Robert his serjeants for their lives and the life of the longest liver 9l. 10s. a year, namely 8l. 10s. of the farm of the manor of Northley, parcel of the farm of that county post terras datas, 3s. 4d. of the rent of John de Asteley for 40 acres of waste in Northley, 6s. 8d. of rent of the said John for like waste arrented in Northley, and 10s. of yearly rent of a messuage, one carucate of land and a mill in Haytforde by Westbury, even as Gregory Ballarde deceased had.
Et erat patens.
March 25.
Westminster.
To the constable of Wyndesore castle or his lieutenant for the time being. Order every year to pay to Robert Bollay (fn. 1) serjeant of the ewery of the king's household for life the wages due and accustomed for the office of controller of the said castle and of all the king's manors thereto pertaining, and to pay him the arrears thereof since 21 November last, on which date the king granted that office to the said Robert for life, to be occupied by himself or by deputy, with the wages, fees, rights, profits etc. thereto due and accustomed.
Et erat patens.
Feb. 12.
Windsor castle.
To the receivers, farmers and other the occupiers for the time being of the manor of Langley Marreys. Like order, mutatis mutandis, to pay every year to John Thorley the king's serjeant during his life the wages of old time due and accustomed for the office of keeper of the park of Langley Marreys co. Bukingham, and to pay him the arrears since 6 January 16 Henry VI, on which date the king granted that office to the said John for life, to be occupied by himself or by deputy, with the fees, wages, and profits thereto due and accustomed of old time, taking his wages of the issues, profits, rents and revenues of the manor, with the herbage, pannage, 'wyndefallinwode' and all other profits of the park arising. By p.s. [4594.]
Et erat patens.
Membrane 19. (fn. 2)
May 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Wiltesir for the time being. Order to pay to Robert Chamberleyn 20l. a year for life, and the arrears for Easter term last; as the late king by letters patent, confirmed by the king 18 January 1 Henry VI, granted to the said Robert his esquire for life for good service 20l. a year of the issues, profits and revenues arising from demesnes and farms in that county.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 18.
March 12.
Rochester.
To the sheriff of Bedford and Bukingham for the time being. Order to pay to William Beauchamp for life 100 marks a year which the king has granted him of the issues and profits of those counties. By p.s. [4665.]
Et erat patens.
March 20.
Eltham manor.
To the receivers, farmers or occupiers of the lordship of Roucestre for the time being. Order every year to pay to John Bere the king's servant, yeoman of his chandlery, 2d. a day during his life, and to pay him the arrears since Michaelmas day last; as the king has granted to him for life from that feast the office of janitor of Roucestre castle, to be occupied by himself or by deputy, with wages of 2d. a day to be taken of the revenues, profits etc. of the said lordship. By p.s. [4689A.]
Et erat patens.
1438.
Dec. 11.
Good Rest.
To the sheriffs of London for the time being. Order every year to pay to John Talbot, one of the serjeants at arms, 12d. a day during his life, which the king has granted him of the fee farm of the city of London. By p.s. [4505.]
Et erat patens.
Dec. 11.
Good Rest.
To the keeper of the great wardrobe for the time being. Order every year to give to John Talbot (as above), so long as he shall occupy that office, such livery of raiment as other serjeants at arms have; as the king has granted it to him. By p.s. [4505.]
Et erat patens.
April 28.
Westminster.
To the keeper of the great wardrobe for the time being. Order to give Henry Wircestre during his life one gown a year of the king's livery; as for good service to the late duke of Bedforde, the duke of Gloucestre and to himself the king has granted to the said Henry for life the office of one of his serjeants at arms, taking therein 12d. a day of the issues, profits, farms and revenues of Bedfordshire and Bukinghamshire, and one gown a year of the king's livery. By p.s. [4758.]
Et erat patens.
April 26.
Windsor castle.
To the bailiffs of Gloucestre for the time being. Order to pay to John Beauchamp the king's knight, one of his carvers, 60l. a year for life and the arrears since 19 September 16 Henry VI, from which date the king has granted to him for life 60l. a year of the fee farm of that town. By p.s. [4749.]
Et erat patens.
March 20.
Eltham manor.
To the receivers, bailiffs, farmers or other the occupiers of the lordship of Eltham for the time being. Order to pay to John Rycroft chaplain for life 10 marks a year of the issues, profits and revenues of the manor and lordship of Eltham; as the king has granted him to be his chaplain celebrating within the manor of Eltham for the king and for the souls of his noble forefathers, and taking for his salary and stipend 10 marks a year for life, even as William Saresson priest had in his life time. By p.s. [4687].
Et erat patens.
April 1.
Windsor castle.
To the men of the town of Bruges co. Salop for the time being. Order to pay to John Hampton esquire of the king's body and Agnes his wife for their lives and the life of the longest liver 40s. a year which the king has granted to them, to be taken of that town. By p.s.
Et erat patens.
To the burgesses of Pendeleston for the time being. Like order to pay to John Hampton and Agnes and to the longest liver 10l. a year which the king has granted to them of the farm of Pendeleston mills. By p.s.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 17.
April 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bedford and Bukingham for the time being. Order every year to pay to Henry Wircestre 12d. a day during his life; as for good service to the late duke of Bedforde, the duke of Gloucestre and to himself the king has granted to the said Henry for life the office of one of his serjeants at arms, taking therein 12d. a day of the issues, profits, farms and revenues of those counties arising. By p.s. [4758.]
Et erat patens.
April 24.
Windsor castle.
To the sheriff of Devon for the time being. Order every year to pay to John Seuyngton the king's servant, one of his yeomen harbingers, wages of 2d. a day during his life, with other fees, rights, profits and emoluments up to the value of 10 marks a year; as the king has granted to the said John for life the office of janitor of Exeter castle, to be occupied by himself or by deputy, taking therein the wages, fees etc. aforesaid of the issues and profits of the county. By p.s. [4746.]
Et erat patens.
Jan. 6.
Kenilworth.
To the sheriff of Kent for the time being. Order every year to pay to Hugh Godewyne yeoman of the crown 6d. a day during his life, and to pay him the arrears since Michaelmas day last; as for good service the king has granted him for life from that feast 6d. a day of the issues, profits, farms and revenues of that county arising. By p.s. [4533.]
Et erat patens.
Membrane 15. (fn. 3)
Feb. 26.
Eltham manor.
To the receiver or occupier of the lordship of Prodhowe for the time being. Order every year to pay to William Jankyns the kings serjeant, groom of the wardrobe of his beds, his wages for the office of forester of 'Prodhowe wode' and 'Hedley wode' co. Northumberland, and other wages for that of keeper of 'Horsley wode' upon the river Tyne, and to pay him the arrears of the first mentioned wages since 10 June 15 Henry VI; as the king granted to the said William the said office of forester for life from that date, to be occupied by himself or by deputy, taking of the issues and revenues of the said lordship the wages and fees thereto due and accustomed, and has further granted to him for life the said office of keeper to be likewise occupied, taking the wages and fees as aforesaid. By p.s. [4620.]
Et erat patens.
April 14.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of the city of Canterbury for the time being. Order every year to pay to William Filz Wautier yeoman of the king's spicery 4d. a day during his life, and to pay him the arrears since Michaelmas day last; as the late king by letters patent, confirmed by the king 4 January 1 Henry VI, granted to the said William for life 4d. a day of the fee farm of that city.
Et erat patens.
May 29.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Suffolk. Order to take the fealties of Edmund Couper clerk and John Gerarde, and to give them livery of a messuage, 25 acres of land, 2½ acres of meadow and pasture for three hundred sheep in Fakenham and Guston (sic); as it is found by inquisition, taken before Henry Gray late escheator, that Giles Gerard deceased was thereof seised, that the same are held in chief, that without licence of the king he gave the same, by name of all his lands, rents, services, pastures, foldages etc. in Fakenham, Sapston, Honyton and Little Fakenham, to William Galyoun, the said Edmund and John, and that by his death and by reason of that trespass the same are taken into the king's hand; and for a fine paid in the hanaper by letters patent of 6 November 11 Henry VI the king pardoned the said trespasses, granting that the said William, Edmund and John should have the premises again to them and their heirs, and for 6s. 8d. therein paid has respited the homages of the said Edmund and John until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next.

Footnotes

  • 1. In margin, pro eodem Roberto.
  • 2. The face of membrane 20 is blank.
  • 3. The face of membrane 16 is blank.