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Close Rolls, Henry VI: February 1439

Pages 215-216

Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry VI: Volume 3, 1435-1441. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1937.

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February 1439

Feb. 28.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Essex for election of a coroner instead of Richard Gobyoun, who is insufficiently qualified.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Derbyshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors of Herthill and Middelton by Yolgreve and a mill in Alport, and with the manors of Tyssyngton and Baliden, delivering to Isabel late the wife of John Cokayn knight any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Thomas Babyngton late escheator, that a fine of the first named manors and mill levied at Westminster on the morrow of St. Martin 11 Henry VI between Richard Byngham and John Manchastre plaintiffs and the said John Cokayn and Isabel deforciants, whereby John Cokayn acknowledged the right of John Manchastre, and the plaintiffs granted the premises to the deforciants and to the heirs of their bodies, that John Cokayn died thereof jointly seised in fee tail, that the said manor (sic) and mill are not held of the king, that another fine of the last named manors among other things levied at Westminster one month after Easter 16 Henry VI between the said John Cokayn and Isabel plaintiffs and Richard Byngham and Richard Brumley deforciants, whereby John Cokayn acknowledged the right of Richard Byngham, and the deforciants rendered up those manors to the plaintiffs and the heirs of their bodies, that John Cokayn died thereof jointly seised in fee tail, that the same are not held of the king, and that the said Isabel is yet alive.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Warwickshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Poley eight messuages, eight virgates of land and 12 acres of meadow in Baddesley, Edynsore and Hale, delivering to the said Isabel any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before John Holt late escheator, that a fine thereof levied at Westminster on the morrow of Ascension day 13 Henry VI between John Cokayn knight plaintiff and Richard Byngham and John Manchastre deforciants, whereby the plaintiff acknowledged the right of the said Richard and the deforciants granted the premises to him for life, with remainder to Isabel then his wife and to the heirs male of her body by him, that he died thereof seised as of freehold, and that the same are not held of the king.