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Close Rolls, Henry VI: June 1436

Pages 24-26

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 1436

June 1.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Oxfordshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the portions and pensions hereinafter mentioned, delivering to the warden and canons of the free chapel of St. George within Wyndesore castle any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John late duke of Bedford held a portion of certain tithe sheaves in Mapildureham yearly value 6s. 8d., a portion in Whitchurche yearly value 10s., a portion in Garynges yearly value 5s., a portion in Stoke Basset with the chapel of Ippesdene and Numeham (sic) yearly value 13s. 4d., a portion of tithe sheaves in Rutherfelde Pipparde yearly value 5s., a portion in Chynnore yearly value 3s. 4d., a portion in Aston yearly value 20s., a portion in Chalgrave yearly value 20s., a portion in Adwelle yearly value 6s. 8d., a portion in Haseley yearly value 10s., a portion in Gathampton and Kyngeston yearly value 20d., and pensions of 40s. a year to be taken of the rector of Swynecombe and 13s. 4d. a year of the rector of Cottesforde, all parcels of the alien priory of Okebourne sometime a cell of the abbey of Bec Herlewin in Normandy, which he had for life by grant of King Henry IV during the wars with France, by name of the alien priory of Okebourne with the rectories, lordships, manors, lands, rents, services, fees, advowsons, portions, pensions, jurisdictions, possessions, liberties, profits etc. spiritual and temporal thereto belonging, that he had possession thereof from 3 December 6 Henry IV to 3 December 9 Henry V, that in consideration that spiritual goods were to that priory annexed, namely churches appropriated, portions, pensions and divers other spiritualities, by whatever name they were called, willing to renounce the occupation thereof, the duke granted to the said warden and canons the portions and pensions aforesaid, by name of all those to the said priory pertaining, and that thereupon by authority of the parliament holden at Leycestre in 2 Henry V the late king seized the same into his own hands, for that order was made in that parliament that all possessions of such priories in England should remain in the king's hands, and being thereof seised by letters patent produced, dated Westminster 1 July 10 Henry V, confirmed the estate of the warden and canons therein, and for their greater security, to perpetuate that estate further, of his mere motion and particular knowledge gave the same to them and their successors in aid of their maintenance and the support of ministers in the said chapel, by name of all rectories with the glebes annexed from the original endowment thereof, all portions, pensions, jurisdictions, profits and spiritual commodities by whatsoever name they may best be expressed, by virtue whereof they were seised of the portions and pensions aforesaid from the date of those letters patent to that of the inquisition.
To the escheator in Berkshire. Like order concerning the rectory or church of Wantynge with all tithes of corn within the parish, a glebe thereto annexed and appropriated from the original endowment thereof, containing time out of mind the site of a manse with curtilage and gardens adjacent, two carucates of land in Wantynge and Cherleton by Wantynge whereupon are nineteen tenements, 25 acres of meadow and a water mill in Wantynge, the rectory or church of Hungerford and all tithes of corn within the parish, a glebe (as above) containing the site of a manse with curtilage and gardens, one carucate of land and a half in Hungerforde and Staundene by Hungerforde whereupon are eleven tenements, 18 acres of meadow and 16 acres of wood in Hungerforde, the rectory or church of Shaldebourne, all tithes of corn within the parish, the glebe containing a messuage with curtilage in Sholdebourne, the advowson or collation of vicars of the said churches with the jurisdictions thereof, a pension of 100s. a year to be taken of the vicar of Wantynge, a portion of tithe corn in Spersolt of the yearly value of 2s., in Denchesworth of the yearly value of 5s., in Appelton of the yearly value of 6s. 8d., of corn, wool and other titheable property of Redynge abbey in 'Esthenreth' of the yearly value of 100s., pensions of 40s. a year to be taken of the rector of Allhallows Walyngforde, 20s. of the rector of St. Leonard Walyngforde, and 20s. of the rector of Tubbeney, all parcel of the alien priory of Okebourne etc. which the said duke had etc. (as above), and in consideration that no (sic) spiritual goods were to that priory annexed, namely etc. (as above), willing to renounce etc., granted to the said warden and canons the rectories or churches, tithes, glebes, portions, pensions, advowsons and jurisdictions aforesaid, by name of all those to the said priory belonging, and thereupon etc. (as in the last).
June 12.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Warrewyk for election of a coroner instead of Richard Halle, who is too sick and aged to do what to that office pertains.
June 25.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Cornwall. Order to take the fealties of Thomas Beaumonde, John Jaybyen, Thomas Cokayne and James Dyrell parson of Maramchurche, and to give them livery of the manor of Tywardrayth; as it is found by inquisition, taken before William Paulet of Melcombe by virtue of a commission of the king to him and William Carent esquire, that without licence of the king John Herle knight long before his death demised that manor, which is held in chief, to them and William Thorlewale now deceased for their lives, by virtue whereof they were seised of the same in their demesne as of freehold; and for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has pardoned that trespass.