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Close Rolls, Henry VI: July 1439

Pages 223-225

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

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July 1439

Membrane 5.
July 3.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Oxfordshire. Order to give John Gaynesforde and John his son livery of the manor and advowson of Hampton Poyle; as it is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that by fine levied in the king's court with his licence Robert Warner at his death held the same for life, John Wakerynge clerk having granted the same to him for life without impeachment of waste, with remainder to the said John and John, and that they are held in chief by the service of half a knight's fee; and for one mark paid in the hanaper the king has respited until the feast of St. John Baptist next their homages and fealties due for the same and for the manor of Poyle etc. co. Surrey.
To the escheator in Surrey. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Poyle with appurtenances in Guldeforde, Stoke, Slyfelde and Chydyngfolde; as it is found etc. that, with the exception of 8s. 4d. of rent therein to be taken yearly of divers lands in Neudegate and Capell, the same is held in chief by the service of half a knight's fee; and for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has respited until a day yet to come the homages and fealties of the said John and John due for the same and for the manor and advowson of Hampton Poyle co. Oxford.
July 1.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. Order to take the fealty of William Horton, son and heir of Roger Horton, and to give him seisin of his father's lands; as he has proved his age before William Heton escheator in Derbyshire, and for half a mark paid in the hanaper the king has respited his homage until Christmas day next.
July 2.
Westminster.
To the constable of the Tower of London or to his lieutenant. Order to receive James Berkley knight from one who shall deliver him on behalf of the king, and to keep him in custody in the Tower until further order.
July 3.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Northumberland for election of a coroner instead of William Laweson, who is dead.
June 18.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Rotelonde for election of a verderer in the forest of Rotelonde instead of John Pylton, who is dead.
July 1.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of the said county (sic) for election of a verderer in the forest of Galtresse (fn. 1) instead of William Grandorge, who is dead.
June 30.
Westminster.
To the mayor of Wynchelsee. Order to set free a ship laden with salt called the 'Marie Knyght' of Danske in Prucia, Lawrence Couper master, which is in the port of Wynchelsee, being arrested there and kept under arrest by the mayor and Thomas College serjeant at arms by command of the king, suffering the master to have ship and salt that arrest notwithstanding.
July 8.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Bedfordshire and Bukinghamshire. Order to take of Margaret who was wife of Richard Chaumburleyn esquire an oath etc., and in presence of Richard Chaumburleyn son and heir of the said Richard, or of his attorneys, to assign her dower.
June 23.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Notynghamshire and Derbyshire. Order to take of Margaret who was wife of William Elande an oath etc., and in presence of William Elande, son and heir of the said William, or of his attorneys, to assign her dower.
April 27.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjacent. Order to take of Elizabeth who was wife of Philip Clement son and heir of John Clement, who died within age in ward of the king, an oath etc., and in presence of the farmers of her husband's lands and the next friends of William his brother and heir, or of their attorneys, to assign her dower.
May 22.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Whitten, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before the escheator, that Joan who was wife of Thomas Brounflete knight the younger at her death held no lands of the king or of others in her demesne as of fee, but that Thomas Faucomberge knight was seised of the said manor, and gave it to John Faucomberge knight his son and the said Joan then his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, with reversion to the grantor and his heirs, that the said John died without issue by her, and Thomas his father overlived him, and had issue Joan wife of William Neville knight lord Faucomberge, that after his death the reversion descended to Joan wife of William as his daughter and heir, that Joan wife of John continued her estate therein all her life after his death, as tenant in fee tail after the possibility of issue was extinguished, and died so seised with reversion to Joan wife of William and to her heirs, and that the manor is held of the king as of the duchy of Lancastre.
Membrane 3. (fn. 2)
July 15.
Sheen manor.
To Thomas Stanley knight. Order to suffer Owen Meridith esquire to go at large, although for particular causes the king lately committed him to the custody of the said Thomas until further order; as the said Owen has found security in chancery that he shall appear in person before the king and council on the morrow of St. Martin next, or at an earlier date upon warning received, to answer touching what shall be laid before him, for his good behaviour in the mean time toward the king and people, and that until then he shall not enter any part of Wales or the marches, or come nigh to any of the counties of Somerset, Dorset, Bristol, Hereford, Salop, Gloucester, Stafford or Cestre, or any other parts adjacent to Wales or the marches. By K.

Footnotes

  • 1. In Yorkshire.
  • 2. The face of membrane 4 is blank.