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Close Rolls, Henry VI: May 1439

Pages 211-213

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 1439

Membrane 12. (fn. 1)
May 16.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Warwickshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a messuage in Willoughby, another messuage and 20 acres of land in Kyte Herdewyke and Bradwelle, and the issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Thomas Bateman late escheator, that John Haywarde deceased was thereof seised, and made a feoffment thereof to William Tofte and Thomas Mariot, their heirs and assigns, to the use and advantage of the church of Willoughby, to find a lamp therein burning with oil and light, and that they have taken the issues and profits thereof for three years last past; and that inquisition being read in chancery and the matter understood, after deliberation with the justices, serjeants at law and others of the council learned in the law it seemed to them that the seizure of the premises was of no force, wherefore by their advice it was determined that the king's hand be removed.
April 27.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Worcestershire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a messuage, two carucates of land, 10 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and 10s. of rent in Pyndeven and Pupylton, delivering to William Bulkeley of Cheshire esquire any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John Ryvers at his death held no lands in that county in chief in demesne nor in service, but held the premises in fee simple of the abbot of Westminster in right of the church of St. Peter Westminster by fealty and a rent of 6d. a year payable at Michaelmas for all services, and that William Bulkeley is his cousin and next heir, namely son of John Bulkeley son of Christiana sister of Edmund father of Katherine mother of the said John Ryvers, for that John Ryvers died without issue, and is of full age.
May 3.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Yorkshire for election of a coroner instead of William Somleby, who is too sick and aged to exercise that office.
May 8.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Lincolnshire for election of a coroner instead of Thomas Feryby, who is not a fit person.
Membrane 11.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Staffordshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Calton, delivering to Isabel who was wife of John Cokayn knight any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before John Wode late escheator, that a fine thereof levied at Westminster one month after Easter 16 Henry VI between the said John and Isabel plaintiffs and Richard Byngham and Richard Brumley deforciants, whereby John Cokayn acknowledged the right of Richard Byngham, and the deforciants granted the said manor to the plaintiffs and to the heirs of their bodies, by reason whereof they were seised of the same in fee tail, that the said John died so seised jointly with the said Isabel, and that the manor is not held of the king.
May 20.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Middlesex. Order to give Miles Wyndesore, son and heir of Richard Wyndesore esquire, seisin of his father's lands; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his fealty, and for half a mark paid in the hanaper has respited his homage until Christmas day next.
To the escheator in Surrey. Like order, as the said Miles has proved his age before the escheator in Middlesex, and the king has respited his homage until Christmas day next.
Like writs to the escheators in the counties of Suthampton, Berkshire and Bukinghamshire.

Footnotes

  • 1. The face of membrane 13 is blank.