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Close Rolls, Henry VI: November 1436

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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 1436

Nov. 23.
Westminster.
Like order to the sheriff of Yorkshire in regard to Lawrence Baxby.
Nov. 1.
Westminster.
Like order, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Norhampton for election of a verderer in the forest of Rokyngham instead of Thomas Mulso of Neuton, who is insufficiently qualified.
Membrane 22. (fn. 1)
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Gloucestershire and the march of Wales adjacent. Order to take the fealty of Elizabeth late the wife of John Melborne, and to give her livery of a third part of the manor of Westbury, and the issues thereof taken, but to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Bolley, delivering to her any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that John Melborne at his death held that third part jointly with her by feoffment of John Merbury, John Brugge and John Vynter esquires to them and their heirs, and by fine levied in the late king's court the manor of Bolley jointly with her in fee tail by gift of John Chadesdene to them and the heirs of their bodies; that the said part is held in chief by the service of the third part of one knight's fee, and the manor of Bolley of the duke of Lancastre as of the honour of Monemouth by the service of the fourth part of one knight's fee; and for 13s. 4d. paid in the hanaper the king has respited the homage of the said Elizabeth until Michaelmas day next.
To the escheator in Lincolnshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, for removal of the king's hand from the manor of Hulme otherwise Holm, with appurtenances in Sutton and Bekyngham, not held of the king.
To the escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjacent. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Tullynton by gift of John Merbury and others to the said John Melborne and Elizabeth and to the heirs of John Melborne by her, six messuages, 200 acres of land and 10 acres of meadow in Burghull, Tullyngton and Welynton by gift of the same to them and their heirs, and the manor of Mounesley by grant of John Chaddesdene to them and the heirs of their bodies by fine levied in the late king's court.
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the subsidy of 3s. upon every tun of wine and 12d. in the pound in the port of Bristol. Order to deliver to John Tiptoft knight or his deputy without payment of custom or subsidy nine tuns and one pipe of wine of Gascony purveyed for consumption of his household, as John Brunne one of his servants has made oath in chancery. By C.
Nov. 8.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Northumberland. Order to take of Maud who was wife of Robert Ogle the elder knight an oath etc., and in presence of Robert Ogle son and heir of her husband, or of his attorneys, to assign her dower.
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjacent. Order to take the fealties of John Merbury esquire, Walter Mybbe and John Daundesey, and to give them livery of the castle, manor and lordship of Snodehull, and the issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Guy Whityngton late echeator, that Richard de la Mare at his death held the same jointly with them by gift of Thomas Bromwich the elder and others to them and to William Harper and Richard Walsche, both now deceased, and to their heirs, and that the castle etc. are held in chief by knight service; and for 13s. 4d. paid in the hanaper the king has respited the homages of the said John, Walter and John until Michaelmas day next.
To the same. Like order, mutatis mutandis, to take the fealties of Thomas Bromwiche, Thomas Burghope and Walter Mybbe, and to give them livery of the manor of Brymfelde, which they and the said Richard had by grant of John Prophete late dean of Hereforde and others to them and Isabel late wife of the said Richard and William Harper, both now deceased, and to their heirs by fine levied in the court of King Henry IV, that manor being held of the king by the service of keeper of the forest of Morffe co. Salop; as for 13s. 4d. etc. (as in the last).
To the same. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the castle, lordship and manor of Durston otherwise Dorston, the manor of Tyburton, three messuages, seven tofts, one waste dovecote, 100 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow and 10s. of rent in Luyde Muchegros, Luyde Godfray, Luyde Saucey and Luyde Priour, a toft and 20 acres of land in Brymfelde and Weefton (sic), and 60 acres of pasture in Muryvale, delivering to Edmund Cornewaille esquire, Robert Amondesham, William Maxey clerk and John Dudley chaplain any issues thereof taken; as it is found etc. (as above) that the said Richard held the premises jointly with them by gift of William Barbour chaplain and others to them and Alice late wife of the said Richard, now deceased, and to their heirs, and that the same are not held of the king.
Nov. 7.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Warwickshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor of Drakenage, six messuages in the town of Burton, nine virgates of land, two cottages, a water mill and the advowson of the church of St. Theobald and St. Chad Caldecote, delivering to Leonard Hastynges any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Richard Hastynges knight at his death was thereof seised, that the same are not held of the king, and that Leonard Hastynges is his brother and next heir.
To the escheator in Yorkshire. Like order concerning the manors of Allerston, Sledmere, Sutton in Holdernesse, Bewyke and Farnamby in Pekyrynglythe, a capital messuage called 'Wodhalle' in the town of Beverley, four several closes, a wood called 'Wodhallwode' containing 10 acres, six messuages in the town of Lounde upon the Walde, ten virgates of land, four messuages and five virgates of land in Ellerburne and a wood called Scouthethwayt, the manor of Allerston and the premises in Ellerburne being held of the king as of the duchy of Lancastre as of his manor of Pykeryng, and the residue of others than the king.
To the escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to remove the king's hand from the manor of Welforde, the site whereof with the demesne lands etc. thereto belonging, the said Richard demised to farm to John Scarburgh for life rendering 9l. 6s. 8d. a year at the Purification and St. Peters Chains by even portions, and died seised of that rent and the reversion of the premises so demised, and of the residue of the said manor, which is not held of the king, and from the rent aforesaid, delivering up any issues thereof taken.
To the escheator in Leycestershire. Order to take of Elizabeth who was wife of Richard Hastynges knight an oath etc., and in presence of Leonard Hastynges his brother and heir, or of his attorneys, to assign her dower.
Membrane 21.
Sept. 20.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. Order to take the fealty of Robert Aston, and to give him seisin of his purparty of the lands hereinafter mentioned; as the late king took the fealty of Thomas Ferers of Groby esquire, who took to wife Elizabeth Freville one of the sisters and heirs of Baldwin Freville son and heir of Baldwin Freville knight, and of Hugh Wylughby of Wollaton co. Notyngham, who took to wife Margaret a second sister, for their purparties of the lands of Baldwin the father, tenant in chief of King Henry IV, and of lands of the heritage of Baldwin the son whereof William de Bello Campo knight and John Preston severally were tenants for life, Baldwin the son having died within age in ward of the late king, for a fine paid in the hanaper he respited until a day now past the homage of the said Hugh due by reason of issue between him and Margaret begotten, and ordered the then escheator to take of the said Thomas, Elizabeth, Hugh and Margaret security for payment of their relief at the exchequer, in their presence and in presence of the next friends of the said Robert, being son and heir of Roger Aston knight and of Joyce his wife the third sister and heir, or of their attorneys, to make a partition of the said lands into three equal parts, and to give the said Thomas, Elizabeth, Hugh and Margaret seisin of the purparties of Elizabeth and Margaret, keeping in his hand until further order the purparty of the said Robert, with proviso that each of the heirs and parceners should have a share of the lands held in chief and be a tenant of the king, sending that partition under seal to be enrolled in chancery; and the said Robert has proved his age before William Hexstall escheator in Staffordshire, and for one mark paid in the hanaper the king has respited his homage until Whitsuntide next.
To the escheator in Wiltesir. Like order in favour of the said Robert; as for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has respited his homage until a day yet to come, and has ordered the escheator in Warwickshire to take his fealty.
To the escheator in Warwickshire. Order to give the said Robert, whose fealty the king at another time ordered him to take, seisin of the lands hereinafter mentioned; as upon the finding of an inquisition, taken before Thomas Oudeby escheator of King Henry IV, that Adam Seyntcler was a bastard, that he died at Coventre on Sunday the feast of Michaelmas 11 Henry IV without issue, that at his death he held in fee simple ten messuages, three tofts, five virgates of land and meadow and a dovecote in Warton, that the same were held of Baldwin Freville son and heir of Baldwin Frevyle knight, then within age and in ward of that king and now deceased, as of his castle of Tamworth by knight service and by suit of his court holden at Stipershulle every three weeks, and upon the finding of another inquisition, taken before William Bapthorp the late king's escheator, that by the death of Adam Senclere esquire the premises came to the hands of the former king as an escheat in right of Baldwin the son, for that the deceased was a bastard and died without issue, the late king took the fealty of Thomas Ferers of Groby esquire, who took to wife Elizabeth (as above) and of Hugh Wylughby of Wollaton esquire who took to wife Margaret (as above), for a fine paid in the hanaper respited the homage of the said Hugh etc., and ordered his escheator in presence etc. to make a partition etc. (as above), and to give the said Thomas, Elizabeth, Hugh and Margaret seisin etc., keeping in his hand etc. the purparty of the said Robert; and for a fine etc. the king has respited etc. as above, mutatis mutandis.
To the escheator in Warwickshire. Like order concerning lands of the heritage of the said heirs held in dower and otherwise for life by Joyce who was wife of Adam Peshale, late the wife of Baldwin Freville the father; as for a fine etc. the late king respited until a day now past the homages of Thomas Ferers and Hugh Wylughby, who took to wife (as above) sisters and heirs of Baldwin Freville son and heir of Baldwin husband of the said Joyce, due by reason of issue between them and their wives begotten, and ordered the then escheator to take the fealties of the said Thomas and Hugh to take of them security, for payment of their relief at the exchequer, in presence etc. (as before) to make a partition of the said lands, and to give the said Thomas and Hugh and their said wives seisin of their wives' purparties, keeping etc. the purparty of Robert Aston, with proviso etc. (as above).
To the escheator in Worcestershire. Like order in favour of Robert Aston, whose fealty the king has ordered the escheator in Warwickshire to take; as the late king ordered the escheator in Warwickshire to take security, make a partition, and give the said Thomas etc. livery (as above), etc.
Like writ to the escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjacent.
Membrane 20.
Dec. 3.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Bedfordshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a manor in Wrestlyngworth called 'Herfordes manere' and 140 acres of land there, delivering to Thomas Manyngham any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Thomas Rokes late escheator, that Katherine who was wife of John Asplioun was thereof seised, and in her widowhood, by name of Katherine Asplioun, gave the same, by name of her manor of Wrestlyngworth and all other her lands, rents and services of freeholders and neifs there, to the said Thomas and his assigns during his life without impeachment of waste, reserving a chamber and a stable therein to maintain her estate; and after in her widowhood made a release thereof to him, his heirs and assigns, and that the said manor is held in socage of the king as of his manor of Sutton as of the duchy of Lancastre by the service of paying 8s., and the said land of others than the king.
Membrane 17. (fn. 2)
Nov. 14.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Norffolk. Order to take the fealties of Maurice Berkley knight, John Hody, William Sydeney, John Lely and John Grendoun clerk, and to give them livery of the manor of Flekthorp in Hardyngham; as it is found by inquisition, taken before Thomas Brewes late escheator, that John earl of Arundell was seised of that manor, which is held in chief, and without licence of the king gave the same to Maurice Berkley and the others, their heirs and assigns, and that by his death and by reason of that trespass it is taken into the king's hand; and for a fine paid in the hanaper the king has pardoned the said trespass, and for 6s. 8d. therein paid has respited the homages of the grantees until Michaelmas day next.
Nov. 13.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Suffolk. Order, to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor in Rendlysham called 'Colvylysmaner' and the advowson of Rendlysham church, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Maud who was wife of Hugh Fastolf knight at her death held the same for life by gift of William Phelipp and others to her and Edmund Stapilton late her husband for her life, with reversion to John Fastolf son and heir of the said Hugh and to the heirs of his body, and that they are not held of the king.
Membrane 16.
Nov. 15.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a yearly rent of 10 marks, to be taken of the mills and manor of Newport Paynell by demise and feoffment of Thomas Chaworth knight, John Longevyle and William Kelby yet living and of Edmund Hampneden esquire, Peter Hynewyke, John Megre clerks and Robert Wandesforde chaplain now deceased, delivering to the said Thomas, John Longevyle and William any moneys thereof taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Katherine who was wife of Thomas Aylesbury knight at her death held that rent for life with reversion to them, and that the same is not held of the king.
To the escheator in Norhamptonshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning the manor of Pyghteslay, and any issues thereof taken.
Nov. 10.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Hertfordshire. Order to take the fealty of Ralph Bapthorp, and to give him and Katherine his wife seisin of the manor and advowson of Sauecome, and the issues thereof taken, but to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with 40 acres of land and 10 acres of wood in Epcomez, and 80 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow and 2 acres of wood in Staundoun, delivering to them any issues of these taken; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Robert Bapthorp knight at his death held the premises for life by gift of Richard Holt clerk, brother and heir of Hugh Holt esquire of Norhamptonshire, with remainder to the said Ralph and Katherine and to the heirs of their bodies, and that the said manor and advowson are held in chief by the service of the twentieth part of one knight's fee, the said lands etc. of others than the king; and for 10s. paid in the hanaper the king has respited the homage of the said Ralph until the Purification next.

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