Close Rolls, Henry VI: November 1438

Pages 220-221

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

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November 1438

Nov. 23.
To the escheator in Somerset. Order to take the fealty of John Colshulle, who has taken to wife Elizabeth one of the daughters of Edmund Cheyne knight son of Cicely who was wife of William Cheyne knight, being one of the cousins and heirs of the said William and Cicely, and one of the sisters and heirs of Cicely a second daughter of the said Edmund who died within age in ward of the king, in presence of the said John, of the next friends of Anne the third daughter of the said Edmund, and of the farmers of the lands whereof Cicely wife of William was seised in fee and fee tail and which ought to descend to the said Elizabeth and Anne, and of the lands of their heritage and the heritage of Cicely daughter of Edmund which she held for life, and which came to the king's hands by her death and by reason of the nonage of the said heirs, or in presence of their attorneys, to make a partition of the said lands into two equal parts, and to give the said John and Elizabeth seisin of her purparty, keeping the purparty of the said Anne in the king's hand until further order; as the said John has proved his wife's age before the escheator. Proviso that either of the heirs shall have a share of lands held in chief, and be a tenant of the king.
To the escheator in Wiltesir. Like order to make a partition etc.; as John Colshulle has proved the age of the said Elizabeth before the escheator in Somerset, whom the king has commanded to take his fealty.
Like writs to the escheators in Lincolnshire and Devon.