Close Rolls, Henry VII: 1494-1497

Pages 282-288

Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry VII: Volume 1, 1485-1500. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1955.

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Membrane 12. (fn. 1)
April 22. To the escheator in Stafford. Order to take fealty of Richard son of Ralph Lane, and to give him seisin of his father's lands: since he has proved his age before the escheator, and for half a mark paid in the hanaper, the king has respited his homage to Christmas next.
Membrane 13.
April 20. To the sheriff of Wilts etc. Order to pay Rowland de Viellivile, the king's servant, an annual rent of 40 marks and the arrears since 28 May last, when by letters patent the king made him that grant for his faithful services.
Membrane 16. (fn. 2)
Oct. 29. To the escheator in Devon. Order to give seisin of the lands undermentioned in that county to John son of John Sterte: since by inquisition before the escheator it was learnt that John Sterte the elder was seised of a messuage and tenement with close, five furlongs of land, 4 acres of meadow, 6 acres of wood and 60 acres of gorse and heather in Sterte co. Devon, held of the king in chief by service of a broad arrow price 2d. to be presented to his highness whenever he hunts therein; and John Sterte the younger is his son and heir.
Feb. 15. To the escheator in Devon. Order to take fealty of Thomas son of Nicholas Stucle esquire and to give him seisin of his father's lands held in chief of the king as of the duchy of Cornwall, which his highness on 1 December, 5 Henry VII, granted to his eldest son Arthur prince of Wales, by advice of his council, together with all knights' fees and advowsons etc.
To the escheators in Somerset and Dorset. Like orders, under the same date.
Membrane 1d.
Nov. 20. The following persons mainprized for the loyalty of Thomas Warde, and for his appearance before the king when summoned, with a provision for substitution of any manucaptors who might die in the meantime.
William Grocym of London, in 100l, John Walsshe of Newenton co. Essex, John Laton of London, each in 40l., Thomas Walford of Hasulbeche co. Northampton, in 100 marks, John Heron of Batersay, (fn. 3) Thomas Bramley of London, in 40l. each, clerks, payable at Christmas next or levied in the counties aforesaid.
Also (fn. 3) William Harvy, dean of Hereford, in 100l., (fn. 3) Robert Stowell, esquire of Westminster, in 40l., (fn. 3) John Langston 'pasteler,' in 100 marks, John Warde 'pulter,' in 40l., John Tarry 'iremonger,' in 100l., each of All Saints Lombardstrete, Christopher Tery, goldsmith of St. Vedast's, in 40l., Everard Newcherch, 'peuterer' of St. Mary Abchurch, in 50l., (fn. 3) Thomas Wall, salter of St. Bartholomew's, William Hamlyn, 'taloughchandeler' of St. Edburga's, in 100 marks each. William Wiseman draper, Robert Aveden salter, each of St. Benet's Graschurch, Thomas Waynsett chesemonger and Richard Brice, 'plomer' of All Saints in the Wall, John Purcas, 'chesemonger' of St. Alburgas, in 100l. each. Thomas Bruster, yeoman of Witnam co. Berks, in 100 marks, and Robert Sonday, 'sherman' of St. Bartholomew's, in 40l. for Thomas Warde.
In Schedule. Memorandum, that on 28 November, 14 Henry VII, Thomas Warde came to the king and substituted Robert Hylond, 'wheler' of Westminster, for Richard Brice: and on 28 November John Eden, 'bruer' of London, for William Hamlyn.
Membrane 2d.
Elizabeth Tanfeld widow, to John Brook 'gentilman,' his heirs and assigns. Gift by charter of all his lands and tenements, meadows, lesues and pastures lying in Newehuchyn in the parish of North Pederton co. Somerset, with warranty against the abbot of Forde and his successors; and appointment of John Bythell and John Battyshill as her attorneys etc. to convey seisin of the same. Dated 16 November, 11 Henry VII.
Elizabeth Tanfeld to John Brook, his heirs and assigns. Release and quitclaim of the above lands etc. in Newehuchyn in Northpederton co. Somerset. Dated 10 November, 12 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 25 November.
John Grey, lord of Wilton on Wye, to Robert Cornwaleys, gentleman of Downeham co. Essex, his heirs and assigns. Gift by charter with warranty of the manor of Baronhall or Bernehalle co. Essex and of all other lands and tenements, rents, reversions and services, meadows, lesues, pastures, waters, woods, ditches and dykes in Downeham, South Hanyngfeld, Ronwell, Wikford, Southbemeflete, Northbemeflete and Rammesden Belhouse co. Essex: and appointment of Henry Dilcok of Ronwell, Thomas Yntylsham of Billerica and John Rede, farmer of Baronhall, as his attorneys etc., to convey seisin of the same. Dated Baronhalle, 7 June, 11 Henry VII.
David Broyne, yeoman of Feny Stratford co. Buckingham, to Robert Cornwaleys (as above). Gift of the above manor of Baronhalle with release and quitclaim of the same, at the instance of John Grey lord Wilton. Dated 9 July, 11 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 4 November.
John Prevet, to John cardinal archbishop of Canterbury. Acknowledgment of the receipt of 40s. in full satisfaction of 18l. for the purchase of divers lands called 'Posshislondes' in Sturmynster Marshall co. Dorset, sold by him to William Vynyng, and release and quitclaim with warranty of the same. Dated 29 November, 12 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 December.
Nov. 14. Memorandum of the delivery of a writ to John Trevethen, as deputy of the sheriff of Southampton, ordering him to attach William Roly, gentleman of Andever, and to cause a valuation to be made of his lands and chattels, to discharge a debt of 40l. to John Sympson, grocer of London: since on 13 January, 4 Henry VII, before John Browne then mayor of the staple of Westminster, he admitted the same, and promised to pay it at Pentecost following, but has not yet done so.
Feb. 12. Memorandum of the delivery of a writ to William Temple, as deputy of the sheriff of Lincoln, ordering him to attach Thomas and Richard Pynchebek of Pynchebek co. Lincoln, and to cause a valuation to be made of their lands and chattels to satisfy a debt of 32l. to John Barfote clerk, which on 13 February, 8 Henry VII, they admitted before John Browne (as above) and should have paid the Christmas following but have not yet done so.
Membrane 3d.
May 21. Indenture between Thomas Wodyngton gentleman and Robert Hawkyns, 'hattermerchaunt' of London, whereby the said Thomas purchased of Thomas Merston and John Paunton the manor of Estlacche co. Gloucester: and by indentures of 19 May it was agreed between the parties that Robert will grant to Thomas all his interest in the same without interruption: and where Robert recovered this manor before the king's justices by writ of entry in the post, he will be seised thereof to the use of Thomas Wodyngton: and will cause estate thereof to be made to him, for which he will receive 126l. 13s. 4d., i.e. 25 marks at sealing and the rest before Michaelmas in three instalments, provided that if Thomas Wodyngton obtain from William Harecourte, esquire of Cornborough co. Gloucester a discharge of 50l. wherein Robert is indebted to him, then Thomas shall be discharged of 20l. parcel of 40l. due at St. James day, and the residue of 30l. due at Michaelmas: and Robert will save Thomas harmless against Thomas Merston and John Paunton, and will void the obligation of 110l. by statute of the staple, if the said Thomas keep all payments due: and to this indenture a letter of attorney of Robert Hawkyns appointing Thomas Wodyngton to enter the manor of Estlacche as his attorney is attached. English.
Robert Hawkyns, to William Warham, Thomas Wodyngton the elder, clerks, Maud Baker widow, William Grevyle, Walter Rowedon, William Huntley and Ralph Leigh gentlemen, their heirs and assigns. Release and quitclaim of the manor of Estlacche Turvyle co. Gloucester, which the said Robert recovered against Thomas Merston by writ of entry with disseisin, and warranty against the abbot of Westminster and his successors. Dated 29 October, 12 Henry VII.
Thomas Wodyngton, to Robert Hawkyns, his heirs and assigns. Gift of all that tenement with cookhouse and garden in Lewesham co. Kent beside the road from London to Winchelsea and 'Cobbesmede' which he held by gift of Robert Stephenson and Agnes his wife, by fine levied in the court of John Ingylby, prior of St. John of Jerusalem in Shene, with warranty against the abbot of Westminster and his successors. Witnesses: William Greverigg, William Cooke, Thomas Vernon, Thomas Trotte, Christopher Flynt. Dated Levesham, 12 July, 11 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 5 November.
Thomas Wodyngton the younger, gentleman, to William Warham, Thomas Wodyngton the elder, clerk, Maud Baker etc. (as above), their heirs and assigns. Gift by charter with warranty of the manor of Estlacche co. Gloucester, and of all other lands and tenements, rents, reversions, services and hereditaments therein late of John Paunton. Witnesses: John Kevill, William Lysoly, John Grene. Dated Estlacche Turvyle, 6 October, 12 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 November.
Dec. 6. William Wurceley clerk, dean of St. Pauls, to Giles lord Dawbeny, Reynold Bray, Thomas Lovell knights, James Hubbart (sic), Andrew Dymmok and Richard Emson esquires. Bond in 1000l., payable at Christmas etc.
Condition, that if the said William pay an annual rent of 200l. during his life and hold all archdeaconries, deaneries, rectories, prebends, chapels, vicarages and benefices and make no resignation thereof, then this recognisance shall be voided etc.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 December.
Membrane 4d.
Dec. 2. John lord Grey of Wilton and Matthew Langford, gentleman of London, to Richard Hyll gentleman and John Shaa alderman, each of London. Bond in 1000 marks, payable on January 1st next.
m. 5d. Indenture between lord Grey of Wylton and Richard Hill, whereby the said lord sold to Richard the manor of Leighbury and tenements in Little Munden and elsewhere in Hertford, which he avows to be held in fee simple and of the yearly value of 8l. 10s.: and before Candlemas next he will make a sufficient estate of the same to him by fine, recovery or enfeoffment: and will deliver all deeds, releases, fines, exemplifications, court rolls and rentals concerning the same, and he will discharge the manor of all dowers, recognisances, statutes of the staple, annuities and fees, saving the rents due to the chief lords of the fee, and arrears of rents and services due to them: and Richard shall receive to his use all issues and profits of the same without lett or interruption; for which he shall pay the lord 60l. in hand and 46l. 13s. 4d. twelve days after delivery of deeds in full satisfaction of the bargain, provided that if the said manor be not found to be worth 8l. 10s., he shall restore to him as much of the 46l. 13s. 4d. as amounts to the deficit: and if that do not suffice, he will before Hilary next cause a lawful entry to be made in the manor, or account to be held there with attachment of tenants holding of the same: and he will cause other manors in Essex to the yearly value of 22 marks to be assured to Richard, i.e. Baronhalle manor, comprised in another indenture dated 19 December, 11 Henry VII. Or if the said manor in Hertford be recovered out of the hands of Richard by any bill, by process of law or judgement in chancery, without covin of Richard, then the latter shall enter Baronhalle manor: and for the great profit and kindness shown by Richard to the said lord, the latter will make no mortgage or sale of any of his manors in Essex, save only to Richard, if he will buy them cheaper for sixteen years purchase: and a bond of 1000 marks, wherein the said lord and Matthew Langford are bound to Richard shall be avoided, if these covenants be performed.
Nov. 12. John lord Grey, to Richard Hill. Release and quitclaim of all actions and suits up to the date of these presents, since the latter has purchased for 632l. 13s. 4d. the manor of Baronhall co. Essex and all lands lying in Dounham, Ronwell, Wikford, South and North Bemeflete, South Hanyngford and Ramesden Bellhows, whereof the said lord was seised, as is more clearly shown by fine between Edward Underwode clerk, plaintiff, and lord Grey and Edmund his son, deforciants, 66l. 13s. 4d. of the purchase money having been paid in hand.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 2 December.
John Curson gentleman and Richard Swyft, to Sir Hugh Conewey and Joyce his wife, their heirs and assigns. Demise and confirmation by charter of the manors of Fosshawe, Mereden and Alspath co. Warwick and of twenty-one messuages, forty tofts, 600 acres of land, 182 acres of meadow, 1301 acres of pasture, 159 acres of wood and 100s. of rent, which they lately recovered against Robert Hanford gentleman and Agnes his wife by writ de recto to be held by the said Hugh and Joyce for their lives without impeachment of waste, and remainder to Thomas son of Robert Burdet, Anne his sister and Agnes wife of Robert Hanford: and appointment of John Archer and Richard Palmer esquires as their attorneys etc. to convey seisin of the same.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 February.
Richard Strace, to Thomas Smyth, his heirs and assigns. Gift by charter with warranty of all his rents and services in Upwyke in the parish of Hovem co. Sussex. Dated 14 January, 9 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 June this year.
Membrane 6d.
Nov. 20.
To John cardinal archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to attend a parliament at Westminster on 16 January next under the clause premunientes.
To Thomas archbishop of York, Thomas bishop of London, seventeen other bishops and the keeper of the see of Rochester then vacant. Like writ.
To the abbot of Peterborough, 24 other abbots, the priors of Coventry and St. John of Jerusalem. Ibid.
To Arthur prince of Wales, Henry duke of York, Thomas marquis of Arundell, John earl of Oxford: nine other earls: John viscount Wells, William viscount Beaumont, Henry lord Clyfford and 23 other 'chivalers.' Ibid.
To John Fyneux, Thomas Bryan, Thomas Tremaile, Robert Rede, John Vavasour, John Mordaunt, William Danvers, James Hobert, king's attorney, John Fissher, Thomas Woode and Thomas Kebell. Ibid.
To the sheriff of Cornwall. Order to elect two knights of the shire, and two burgesses of each borough.
Like order to twenty-six other sheriffs comprising thirty-two counties.
To the sheriffs of London, York, Norwich, Lincoln, Coventry and Canterbury. Order to elect two citizens each.
To the sheriffs of Nottingham, Kingston on Hull, Southampton, Gloucester and Newcastle on Tyne. Order to elect two burgesses each.
To the sheriff of Bristol. Like order to elect two men only as knights and burgesses according to the concession granted to that town on 8 August, 47 Edward IV.
m. 7d. To the constable of the castle of Dover and keeper of the Cinque ports. Order to elect two barons of any port.
To the chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster. Like orders as to the sheriff of Cornwall.
Cristiana Cornysshe, widow of Westminster, to John Idell 'bruer' and Alice his wife, their executors and assigns. Gift of all her goods, debts and chattels in Westminster aforesaid, and elsewhere within the realm: and she has put them in possession thereof by delivery of 4d. Dated 28 January, 12 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 January.


  • 1. The face of membranes 10 and 11 is blank.
  • 2. The face of membranes 14 and 15 is blank.
  • 3. Cancelled recognisances.