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Close Rolls, Henry VI: June 1439

Pages 216-220

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

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June 1439

June 4.
Westminster.
To the chief butler for the time being, or to his representative in the port of London. Order to deliver to Thomas Newton esquire serjeant of the king's cellar one tun of wine a year for life, which for good service to the late king and to himself the king has granted him, notwithstanding that he has 6l. a year of the alnage of cloth in Salop.
Et erat patens.
June 18.
Westminster.
To the occupier, farmer or receiver for the time being of the manors of Kynefare and Storton within the forest of Kynefare and Storton. Order to pay to John Hampton, one of the esquires of the king's body, 9l. a year for life and the arrears since Easter last; as by letters patent of 13 July 15 Henry VI the king granted to him for life 9l. a year of the profits, issues and revenues of the said manors.
Et erat patens.
June 11.
Windsor castle.
To the men of the town of Stafford for the time being. Order to pay to Humphrey earl of Stafford 5 marks a year for life and the arrears since 2 May 16 Henry VI; as for good and unpaid service the king has granted to him for life from that date the 5 marks a year which the men of Stafford are bound to pay for the farm of that town. By p.s. [4856.]
Et erat patens.
To the tenants or occupiers of the farm of Westcombe and Bedewynde otherwise Bedewin co. Wiltesir for the time being. Like order, mutatis mutandis, in favour of the said earl in respect of the 31l. 10s. a year of the said farm which Gilbert de Clare sometime earl of Gloucestre, one of the heirs of W. sometime earl of March, is bound to pay to the king. By p.s. (the same writ).
Et erat patens.
To the farmers or other the occupiers for the time being of the manor and lordship of 'Netherwiresdale' co. Lancaster and of all other the lands, rents and services in that county which Richard Botiller of Kirkelande held to farm of John duke of Bedford, and which after the duke's death came to the hands of the king as his cousin and next heir, and are yet in the king's hands. Like order, mutatis mutandis, in respect of 50 marks 8s. 10½d. a year of the issues and profits from the said manor, lordship, lands etc. arising, granted to the said earl without rendering aught to the king. By p.s. (the same writ).
Et erat patens.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the chamberlains for the time being. Order every year to pay to Thomas Goodman the king's servant, groom of his chamber, 4d. a day during his life; as the king has granted him for life the office of forester of the forest of 'Blakwelle Hay' co. Essex with the wages aforesaid, even as William Blake deceased had, and all other profits, fees, advantages etc. thereto due and accustomed. By p.s. [4601.]
Et erat patens.
Membrane 8. (fn. 1)
June 20.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Cornwall. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors hereinafter mentioned, delivering to Walter Hungerforde knight lord of Heytesbury and of Hommet any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that Edmund bishop of Exeter, John lord Typtoft and Powys, John Juyn knights, Robert Longe, Roger Trewebody, Thomas Cokeyne and John Lawhyere were seised of the manors of Parke, Hamatechy and Penhale, and gave them among other things to Eleanor Talbot and to the heirs of her body, with remainder to the said Walter and Katherine his wife and to the heirs male of their bodies, that the said Eleanor died thereof seised in fee tail without issue, that the said bishop and the others were seised of the manors of Trevygowe, Newlande, Daunant, Nansyrgh, Treflyghaun, Hermena and Tresodarne, and gave them to the said Eleanor and the heirs of her body, with remainder (as above), that the said Walter is yet living, and that those manors are held of others than the king.
June 20.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Cornwall. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors of Pendryme, Loo and Trethewe and the advowson of the church of St. Martin Pendrym, delivering to William Bodrugan knight any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that Edward Courtenay earl of Devon, Richard Sergeaux knight, John Sergeaux, William Sergeaux chaplain, Thomas Bevylle chaplain, Henry Nanfan, John Sireston and John Tregaek chaplain held the manors of Pendrym, Loo and Trethaek and the said advowson for the life of the said Richard of the heritage of Elizabeth his wife, daughter of William Bodrugan knight, with reversion to Otho Bodrugan, that a fine levied at Westminster in the quinzaine of Michaelmas 10 Richard II between Otho son of Ralph Trenewyth and Eleanor Talbot now deceased plaintiffs, by name of Eleanor daughter of Thomas Peverell, and Otho Bodrugan deforciant, whereby the deforciant granted the reversion of the said manors and advowson to the plaintiffs and the heirs of their bodies, to be held of him and his heirs, with remainder to John Tremayne, Lawrence Halap, James Halap and Thomas Nanshillyn chaplain and to the heirs of the said Lawrence all the life of Otho son of Otho Bodrugan, remainder to the heirs of the body of the said Otho son of Ralph, remainder to William brother of Otho son of Ralph and to the heirs of his body, with divers remainders over, that the said Richard died, and the said Otho son of Ralph and Eleanor entered and were seised of the said manors and advowson in fee tail, that the said earl and the others held likewise the manors of Trethewe and Trethrym for the life of the said Richard, that another fine thereof levied between the said Eleanor daughter of Thomas Peverell plaintiff and Otho Bodrugan deforciant, whereby he granted the reversion of those manors to the said Eleanor and the heirs of her body by the said Otho son of Ralph, remainder to Thomas Peverell, Margaret his wife and George their son for their lives, remainder to John Tremayne, Lawrence Halap, James Halap and Thomas Nahillyn (sic) and the heirs of the said Lawrence during the life of Otho son of Otho Bodrugan, remainder to Otho son of Ralph and the heirs of his body, remainder to William brother of Otho son of Ralph and to the heirs of his body, with divers remainders over, that the said Eleanor entered and was thereof seised in fee tail, that Otho son of Ralph died without issue by her and without issue, that the said Otho son of Otho, William brother of Otho son of Ralph, Thomas Peverell, Margaret and George are dead, that the said Eleanor granted her estate in the manors of Trethaek and Trethrym to William Bodrugan knight yet living, rendering 10l. a year to her and her assigns during her life, and died seised of that rent and of other the manors and advowson aforesaid, without issue by Otho son of Ralph and without issue, that the same remain to the said William Bodrugan knight as son and heir of William brother of Otho son of Ralph Trenewyth, being of full age, and that the said manors and advowson are held of others than the king.
To the escheator in Devon. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manors of 'Southpole' and Harleston and the advowson of Depforde church, delivering to Walter Hungerforde knight, lord of Heytesbury and of Hommet, any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that Eleanor Talbot at her death held no lands in Devon in chief, but that Edmund bishop of Exeter, John lord Typtoft and Powys, John Juyn knights, Robert Longe, Roger Trewebody, Thomas Cokeyne and John Lawhyer were thereof seised, and gave the same to the said Eleanor and to the heirs of her body, with remainder to the said Walter and Katherine his wife and to the heirs male of their bodies, that the said Eleanor died thereof seised in fee tail without issue, that the said Katherine is dead and the said Walter yet living, and that the said manors and advowson are held of others than the king.
To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis, in respect of the manors of Sprayton, Sourton, Boreslegh and Pryvelegh held by Eleanor Talbot in dower by endowment of William Talbot knight her husband, and by assignment of Thomas Talbot esquire, in allowance for her dower of the manors of Modyton, Rode and Seynt Mewan and of all her husband's lands in Launceston and elsewhere in Cornwall and Devon, rendering to the said Thomas and his heirs 100s. a year, upon the finding of an inquisition that he is son and heir of the said William and of full age, and that the manors of Sprayton and Boreslegh are held by knight service of the king as of the duchy of Lancastre, the manors of Sourton and Pryvelegh of others than the king.
Membrane 7.
July 8.
Sheen.
To John Juyn. Order, for particular causes specially moving the king, to proceed 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 published in a parliament holden at Westminster in 13 Henry IV, confirming a statute of 8 Richard II, wherein it is contained [text follows] that no man of law shall be a justice of assize or gaol delivery in his own country, that the chief justice of the Common Bench shall be appointed a justice of assize and gaol delivery, but in regard to the chief justice of the Kings Bench it shall be as it has been used to be for the greater part of a hundred years, any statute or ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding, and that no chief justice of the Kings Bench shall be a justice of assize in any county save Lancashire, but that this last statute shall remain in force during the king's pleasure, and although on 20 January last the king willed that the said John should be chief justice to hold pleas before the king, and has by writ commanded him to busy himself about that office. By K.
April 24.
Westminster.
To all sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and other the king's liege subjects within liberties and without to whom etc. Order to suffer all men and tenants in the town of Wadnesberie co. Stafford to be quit of payment of toll upon their goods and property, as they ought to be, and as they have ever hitherto been used to be, releasing any distress upon them made; as according to the custom heretofore kept and approved in England men and tenants of the ancient demesne of the crown ought to be and have been thereof quit throughout the realm; and the said town is of the ancient demesne, as appears by certificate sent into chancery by the treasurer and chamberlains by command of King Richard II, which is on the chancery file for 22 Richard II.
June 8.
Westminster.
To the receivers, farmers, bailiffs, reeves or other the officers, ministers or occupiers of the castle, forest and lordship of Rokyngham for the time being. Order to pay to John Robessart knight and John Robessart his son knight 50l. a year for their lives and the arrears since 3 April last; as in consideration of their good service to the late king and himself the king has granted to the said John and John for their lives and the life of the longest liver 50l. a year of the issues, profits and revenues of the castle etc. aforesaid. By p.s.
Et erat patens.

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