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Close Rolls, Henry VI: March 1436

Pages 58-61

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

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March 1436

March 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order, in consideration that there are a number of natives of Flanders dwelling in England who have hitherto kept unshaken the fealty and allegiance due to the king, and it is believed are purposed ever so to do, and that it is not in accordance with laws divine or human that the innocent should be punished for the guilty, upon sight of these presents to cause proclamation to be made, that no liege subject of the king shall trouble any of the Flemings dwelling in England in person or goods, or do them grievance or wrong, but suffer them peaceably to dwell therein enjoying their goods, but that the king's will and order is that, for better evidence of fealty to him and the crown, they shall before Whitsuntide next repair every man in person to the chancery, and in due form take an oath of fealty and allegiance, and order that any of his subjects doing or attempting aught contrary to this prohibition be punished as he should be if the like were done against any of the lieges of the realm, and so much the more grievously inasmuch as it should be done in contempt and contrary to this prohibition; as although from the time that the king took upon him the royal dignity the inhabitants of his country of Flanders were obedient to him as the true and undoubted king of France, and by deed, word and writing did acknowledge him, as they were bound to do, now of late being induced, or rather seduced, by perverse and treasonable counsels of him who calls himself duke of Burgundy and count of Flanders, they have departed from their obedience and allegiance, to the prejudice of the king and his crown of France, and in contempt of him. By C.
Like writs to 34 other sheriffs, including those of the cities of London, Lincoln and York, also of Newcastle upon Tyne and Bristol.
[Fœdera.]
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 600l., made in chancery 4 June this year by Thomas bishop of St. Davids, John Delabere, Richard Caunton clerks and Richard Stucle esquire for Edward Stradlynge knight, and of an undertaking by him under the same pain, that he shall appear in person before the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer in the quinzaine of Trinity next to answer touching what shall be laid against him.
Membrane 7d.
John Poule citizen and skinner of London to John Ray skinner, John Stouton draper, Thomas Goly, Richard Burdoun and John Grene skinner citizens of London, their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods, debts and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead. Dated 20 April 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 May.
Thomas lord Clifforde to Richard Neville earl of Salisbury. General release of all actions for waste. Dated 1 May 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 May.
Simon Baroun citizen and 'glover' of London to William Hill clerk and Henry Otteware 'gyrdeler,' their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods, debts and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead. Dated 20 October 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 May.
John son of Edward lord Hastyngges and Stotvile knight (militis) to Robert Clifton knight and Robert Edymaun clerk, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manors of Gressenhale and 'Estlexham' co. Norfolk, Mousley and Fenwyke co. York and of the manor of Grymeston and township of Welhawe co. Notyngham. Dated 28 February 13 Henry VI.
John son of Edward lord Hastyngges and Stotvyle knight (militis) to the said Edward and Margery his wife. Confirmation with warranty of the estate which they have by fine levied in the king's court to them and the heirs of their bodies in the manors of Monden and Keteryngham co. Suffolk with remainder to the right heirs of the said Edward, and their estate for life in the manor of Elsynge co. Norfolk without impeachment of waste, with remainder to the said John and to the heirs of his body, by gift of Robert Chalers knight and John Heydoun. Dated 6 February 13 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 7 May this year.
Thomas Lescrope esquire to William de Burgh, William Ayscogh, Robert Ayscogh clerk, Robert Danby and Richard Weltden and to the heirs and assigns of Robert Ayscogh. Charter with warranty of the manor of Great Burton upon Yore, and all other his lands, rents and services there and in Little Burton upon Yore. Witnesses: Thomas Rokeby, John Clarvaux knights, Christopher Conyers, Roger de Aske, Nicholas Girlyngton, William de Routhe. Dated Great Burton, 10 April 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 May.
Thomas Lescrope esquire of the one part and William de Burgh, William Ayscogh, Robert Ayscogh clerk, Robert Danby and Richard Weltden of the other part. Indenture of defeasance of the (foregoing) charter, upon condition that Thomas Lescrope or one of the heirs male of his body shall pay to William Ayscogh or his executors 120 marks at Bedale co. York within six years after this date, and it shall then be lawful for him and the heirs male of his body again to enter the manor, lands etc. (therein mentioned), and enjoy the same in his first estate. Dated Great Burton, 12 April 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Thomas, William Ayscogh, Robert Ayscogh, Robert Danby and Richard 8 May: a memorandum of acknowledgment by Robert Ayscogh dated 20 October this year (sic) being vacated.

Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order upon sight etc. to cause proclamation to be made, on the king's behalf forbidding any man of whatsoever estate or condition under pain of forfeiture and imprisonment to invent, tell or publish false rumours, or secretly or openly to write, set, fix up or cast forth any bulls, letters or other nefarious, false or seditious writings to the prejudice of the king, of great men or of the people in any of the cities, boroughs, towns or places of the realm, or to bring them or cause them to be brought thither, and order to take and imprison until further order all those whom after the proclamation they shall find offending or attempting such offences, certifying from time to time in chancery such bulls etc., and the names of them so taken; as among other statutes of Westminster the first published with counsel and assent of the realm in time of King Edward [I] it is contained, that no man shall be so hardy to speak or tell false rumours or inventions whereby matter of discord or scandal may grow between the king and people or the great men of the realm, and that any man so doing shall straightway be taken and imprisoned until he shall find in court him by whom such rumours were stirred up; and now the king has learned that children of iniquity in the realm, native and alien, fearing not the pain in that statute contained have of themselves invented divers false rumours, have wickedly brought and published them in divers places, have written other inventions such as bulls and writings nefarious, false and seditious, and have set, fixed and cast them forth in divers cities, boroughs, towns and other notable places, especially where a concourse of people is wont to be, and cease not nor fear daily so to do, that so matter of discord and scandal may arise as aforesaid; and the king's will is that the said statute be kept unbroken.
Membrane 6d.
Thomas Tournepas of Tame co. Oxford to Thomas Haseley, Dru Barantyn, William Cottesmore esquires, William Godynge, Nicholas Horsyngdoun and Richard Boteller, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead in Tame, in Oxfordshire or elsewhere within the realm; and in name of seisin he has delivered to them 6s. 8d. and one silver piece, value 20s. Witnesses: William Palmere, John Jaket the elder, Thomas Bocher, William Leye, Thomas Baillye. Dated 6 July 4 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 May this year.
Robert Lathebury, younger son of Alfred de Lathebury knight (militis), to Thomas Blount, John Gresley knights, John Boyville esquire and William Kelme, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Ayllewaston co. Derby, and all lands, rents, reversions and services in Ayllewaston and in Thurleston, Ambaston, Allewaston and Bulton co. Derby. Dated 1 January 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 May.
Joan who was wife of John Credy, daughter of John de Bradenestoke and Agnes his wife, to Walter Hungerforde lord of Heitesbury and of Hommet, John Poulet, John Fortescu, John Carter clerk and Walter Bailyffe clerk and to the heirs and assigns of Walter Hungerforde. Charter with warranty of the manor and advowson of Corston co. Wiltesir, and all her lands, reversions, rents and services in Corston, Clyvewauncy and elsewhere in that county. Witnesses: John Stourton, John Beynton knights, William Darell, Richard Melburne, Robert Longe, Robert Andru, Roger Trubody. Dated Michaelmas day 13 Henry VI.
Joan (as above) to Walter Serjant and William Stirope. Letter of attorney, appointing them to give Walter Hungerforde lord etc. (and the others above named) seisin of the manor and advowson of Corston co. 'Wilteshire' and lands etc. in Corston, Clyvewauncy etc. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and writing at Raycote 16 January this year before John Cottesmore, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem.