Close Rolls, Henry VI: September 1436

Pages 96-97

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

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September 1436

Sept. 8.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull. Order by advice and assent of the council upon sight etc. to cause proclamation to be made in the town and suburbs, on the king's behalf forbidding any foreigner of the king's friendship, under pain of forfeiting the same, secretly or openly by any feigned colour to import from Flanders linen cloth, 'mader' or other goods or merchandise whatsoever, sell or expose the same for sale; as after the notorious traitor, enemy and rebel calling himself duke of Burgundy and count of Flanders, and they that inhabit the country of Flanders did falsely fall away from the faith and allegiance wherein they were bound to him, the king commanded proclamation to be made throughout the realm, that none of the lieges, merchant or other, should by any feigned colour remove himself out of the realm to any parts over sea, and especially to Flanders, without special licence under the great seal, or send men thither, and now the king is informed that foreign merchants of his friendship, having full knowledge that merchants of England are debarred from further trade with Flanders, are purposing to import and expose for sale divers goods and merchandise of Flanders, which if suffered would redound to the hurt and disadvantange of the lieges, and the king's will is to obviate the hurt and disadvantage that may follow. By C.
Like writs to the constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports or his lieutenant, the sheriffs of London, and the mayors and bailiffs of nine other seaport towns.
John Melbourne citizen and grocer of London to Thomas atte Wode gentleman, Richard Quatremayns esquire, Stephen Forester merchant and William Godynge clerk, their executors and assigns. Gift with warranty of all his goods and chattels moveable and immovable, quick and dead, his property, merchandise and wares in London and elsewhere in England and over sea, and all debts to him due. Dated 4 September 15 Henry VI.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 October.