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Close Rolls, Henry VI: July 1436

Pages 64-66

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 1436

July 11.
Westminster.
Thomas Champioun of Nonyngton co. Kent 'gentilman' and John Sandewey of the parish of St. Nicholas in the Isle of Thanet 'gentilman' to the king. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Kent.
Condition, that John Baker and John Denton shall appear in person in chancery in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, and from day to day until from the court dismissed, to answer touching what shall be laid against them on behalf of the king and of Walter Brooke clerk.
Note, that the said Thomas and John Sandewey (sic) did that day appear, and the said Walter came not, wherefore it was determined that they be dismissed from court quit and without a day.
July 15.
Westminster.
John Haydoun of Haydoun 'gentilman' and Ralph Lampet of Stody esquire, both of Norffolk, to the king. Recognisance for 500l., to be levied etc. in Norffolk.
Condition, that Edmund Wynter esquire shall appear in person in chancery in the quinzaine of Michaelmas next to answer touching what shall be laid against him on behalf of John Mariot.
Note, that he did that day appear accordingly.
Membrane 4d.
William Isle esquire to Robert Boys esquire. Bond in 200l. payable on the feast of St. Peters Chains next. Dated 5 July 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 5 July.
Robert Boys esquire to William Isle esquire. (Like) bond. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 July.
July 8.
Westminster.
Thomas Blythe of London 'goldsmyth' to John Teukesbury of London 'goldsmyth.' Recognisance for 70l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Condition, that he shall pay 10l. on Michaelmas day next, 10l. on Christmas day then next, 100s. on Michaelmas day then next, and so from year to year on Michaelmas day until the whole be paid.
July 5.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order as they would save themselves harmless, upon sight etc. to cause proclamation to be made in the city and suburbs, that no armourer shall sell his armour, no vintner his wine, and no victualler his victuals at a dearer price for the cause hereinafter mentioned under pain of forfeiture, and to take such order that the same be not so sold, that the king may commend their diligence; as by advice and assent of the council Humphrey duke of Gloucester and captain of Calais is shortly to sail over sea on the king's service, and the king has caused proclamation to be made in divers counties of England, that all knights, esquires and yeomen thereof who desire to pass thither for defence and succour of that town and the marches shall be with all possible speed at Sandewich before the feast of St. Mary Magdalene next at latest to sail in his company; and the king is informed that by reason of the flocking of men at arms, armed men and archers to the city of London for that cause, armourers are purposing to sell their armour, vintners their wine, and victuallers their victuals at a dearer price. By C.
[Fœdera.]
To the sheriffs of London. Order at their peril, by advice and assent of the council, upon sight etc. to cause proclamation to be made, that all merchants and others who have any victuals for sale and will make their advantage thereof shall from time to time draw to Humphrey duke of Gloucestre and captain of Calais at Calais with flour, bread, wheat, wine, ale, flesh, fish, bows, arrows, bowstrings and other victuals needful for the duke and others with him, for sale of the same to him and the others there, and that order shall be taken for ready payment without hurt, trouble or violence to any man bringing the same, and without taking aught of any man against his will without the reasonable price as may be agreed between seller and buyer; as the duke is shortly to sail over sea on the king's service, and the king is in need of victuals of divers sorts for his maintenance and maintenance of others with him. By C.
Like writs to four sheriffs of six other counties.
[Ibid.]
Margery late the wife of James Andrewe of Stoke co. Suffolk 'gentilman' to John Andrewe son of the said James and John Heydoun of Norffolk 'gentilman,' their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of all the lands, rents and services of the said James in Gipwich, Stoke by Gipwich, Sprowton, Little Belstede, Great Belstede or elsewhere in Suffolk. Dated 11 July 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 July.
Thomas Gylmyn otherwise Morys to Richard Barnet clerk and Adam Turvey, their heirs and assigns. Charter of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable within the realm or elsewhere. Dated the town of Westminster, 1 May 11 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 July this year.
June 27.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order upon his allegiance and under pain of forfeiture upon sight etc. to cause proclamation to be made, that all fencible lieges of the county shall array and furnish themselves in the best and strongest manner they can and may, and draw to the sheriff's presence to march with him to the wardens of the 'Estmarche' and 'Westmarche' towards Scotland for defence of the realm as often as the sheriff shall have warning by the wardens or one of them, to resist the malice of the Scots the king's enemies, and of other his adversaries their adherents; as the king has particular information that his said enemies and great number of their adherents are purposing shortly to invade the realm within that county and elsewhere by divers coasts thereof with no small power, to do the realm and his lieges what mischief they may, and his will is to resist their malice, as he is bound to do. By C.
Like writs to the sheriffs of Westmerland, Northumberland and York, and to Thomas bishop of Durham within his liberty of Durham.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 20l., made in chancery 30 June this year by Thomas Sutton of Milton esquire, William Purley of Gunthorp 'gentilman,' both in Norhamptonshire, Alan Roggerson of Ely co. Cantebrigge 'barker' and William Pole of Yerwell co. Norhampton 'yoman' for Nicholas Hysham, Stephen Grendoun and John Berham, and of an undertaking by them, each under a pain of 40l., that they shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Thomas Anable.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of [ (fn. 1) ], made in chancery by John Fordeham 'gentilman,' Henry Albyun 'yoman,' John Albyun 'yoman,' all of Ely co. Cantebrigge, and Alan Baret of London 'clerk' for Alan Rogeron (sic), and of an undertaking by him under a pain of [ (fn. 1) ], that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Thomas Anable of 'Estdepyng' co. Lincoln 'barkere.'
Thomas Arnolde of Hertforde co. Hertforde 'chapman' to Edmund Arnolde citizen and grocer of London and William Brenfelde 'husbondman,' their executors and assigns. Gift of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead, and all to him due or belonging. Dated 23 July 14 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 July.

Footnotes

  • 1. The pains left blank, and no date given.