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Close Rolls, Henry VII: 1497-1500

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

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1497-1500

15 HENRY VII.
[No. 360.]
1499.
Membrane 5. (fn. 1)
1159
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Somerset. Order to take fealty of Sir John Seymour son of John Seymour esquire and to give him seisin of his father's lands, saving to Elizabeth, widow of the said John, her reasonable dower: since he has proved his age before John Uvedale, late escheator in Wilts, and for half a mark paid in the hanaper, the king has respited his homage to the Nativity of St. John Baptist next.
To the escheators in Hereford, the Marches, Somerset, Wilts, Southampton, Gloucester and Bristol. Like orders.
Membrane 6.
1160
1500.
March 20. To the escheator in Hertford. Order to take fealty of Humphrey Stafford, son of Katherine wife of Humphrey Stafford, and to give him seisin of those lands taken into the king's hands on the death of Katherine: since he has proved his age before Walter Smyth, escheator in Worcester, and for half a mark paid in the hanaper the king has respited his homage to Michaelmas next.
To the escheators in Huntingdon, Bedford, London, Gloucester and the March of Wales. Like orders.
Membrane 11. (fn. 2)
1499.
1161
Nov. 1. To the escheator in Somerset. Order to remove the king's hands and to meddle no more with a messuage, 40 acres of land, 40 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture and an acre of wood called 'Orchardislond' in Knyghtisby: since by inquisition before him, it was learnt that Henry Ogan esquire was seised of the same in his demesne of others than the king: and Henry Ogan is his son and heir and of full age.
1500.
1162
Feb. 4. To the escheator in York. Order to take fealty of Eleanor daughter of Robert Roos, and to assign to her a moiety of the third part of Humanby manor in that county: since it is learnt by inquisition before John Langton, escheator for king Henry VI, that Robert Roos was seised in his demesne by service of an eighth part of a knight's fee of a third part of that manor, and had as daughters Margery wife of John Whitelbury esquire, then of full age, and Eleanor her sister, still a minor; and the king ordered the then escheator to take fealty and security for his relief from the said John for Margery's share, and to make partition of the manor: and Eleanor has now proved her age before the escheator, and the king has respited her homage to the Nativity of St. John Baptist next.
Membrane 23. (fn. 3)
1163
Feb. 11. To the sheriff of Cambridge and Huntingdon for the time being. Order to pay master Geoffrey Blythe, the king's chaplain, eight marks a year and the arrears since 11 February, 13 Henry VII: on which date by letters patent the king appointed him to be master of Kings hall college in Cambridge University, to hold the said office during his life with all rights and profits thereof: viz. eight marks for two robes, one of skin and one of livery, out of the issues of the said counties, as was established in the time of King Edward III.
The remainder of the face of this roll is blank.
Membrane 1d.
1499.
1164
Richard son of John Truthale esquire, to Giles lord Dawbeney, Robert Willoughby lord de Broke and Sir Henry Willoughby, their heirs and assigns. Gift by charter with warranty of his manors of Porteheynys or Mousehole and Penzaunce co. Cornwall, and of all other lands and tenements, rents, services, meadows, pastures, marshes, woods, waters, commons, easements and hereditaments therein, formerly of John Truthale his father: and appointment of Thomas Bevercotes and Thomas Sheparde as his attorneys etc. to enter the said manors, expel the farmers thence and give seisin thereof to the said lords etc. Witnesses: Humphrey Lawe, Thomas Louthe esquires, John Marmion of Cossall. Dated Penzaunce, 4 July, 14 Henry VII.
May 28. Indenture between Richard Truthale gentleman and Sir Henry Willoughby whereby Richard will sell to Sir Henry all his manors, tenements, rents and reversions in Cornwall, viz. Portheynys or Mousehole and Penzaunce, and he and Katherine his wife will make estate of the same to him with warranty before Martinmas by fine or release; delivering to him all court rolls, accounts and muniments concerning the same: for which Sir Henry has paid Richard forty marks, each side being bound to the other in 100l. for performance of the covenants. English.
1500.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 4 July.
1165
Andrew Dymmock, baron of the exchequer, and Thomas Lucas gentleman, to John Butler the elder, esquire of the king's body, lord of Dunraven in South Wales, his heirs and assigns. Gift with warranty of the manor of Langenneth or Langhenyth in the demesne of Swaynessey in West Gower, and of all lands and tenements held jointly with John Saintjohn, Henry Roos knights, Hugh Oldam clerk, Matthew Craddok, John Aleyn, Nicholas Nynes and John Page, to the use of Thomas Lucas by gift of Morgan Kydwelly: and appointment of David ap John, Morgan Maunsell, Robert Dalamare and Jenkyn ap John as his attorneys etc. to convey seisin of the same. Witnesses: David Mathewe, esquire of the king's body, Morgan Kydwelly, John Mauncell, Matthew Cradok seneschal of Gower, David ap Hopkyn, Ralph Bampton, Nicholas ap Ryce. Dated 25 May, 15 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 May.
Membrane 2d.
1499.
1166
Oct. 25. Indenture between Richard Emson gentleman, and Richard Whytyngham, esquire of Beauchampton co. Buckingham, whereby Whytyngham sold to Emson his manors in Much Kymbell, Little Kymbell and Beauchampton with all lands and tenements, meadows, lesues, pastures, rents, reversions and services in that county, and will make a sure estate to him thereof by deed, fine, release or otherwise to ensure the same: and before Easter next he will deliver to him all evidences and charters concerning the premises: for which Richard Emson will pay him 176l. 13s. 4d., i.e. 66l. 13s. 4d. at the recovery: the same at Easter next, and the residue at the Annunciation, 1501: to which he binds himself with two other sureties: and Richard Whytyngham shall have a lease made to him of the manor of Beauchampton for term of his life without rent: and Richard Emson shall also grant him an annual rent of 10l. out of the manor of Kymbell for a term of ten years, to cease if he demise in the meantime, with remainder to Alice his wife with clause of distraint etc. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 31 October.
1167
Nov. 11. Thomas Baynard, gentleman of London, to Sir John Shaa, alderman of the same. Acquittance of the residue of 200 marks out of 400 marks due for the purchase of the manors of 'Mauncell hall or Baynerds,' and 'St. Laurence halle' and other messuages in Essex: and release and quitclaim of all actions and suits for the same.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 November.
1168
Nov. 14. Paul Honyngton, to Sir Robert Drury. Acknowledgement of the receipt of 50l. in full satisfaction of all sums due to him for the sale of such lands as Alice his mother held for term of her life with remainder to him and Katherine his wife; and release of all actions, suits and demands thereto pertaining. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 November.
Membrane 3d.
1169
Oct. 14. Indenture between Sir John Shaa and Thomas Baynard gentleman, whereby Thomas sold to Sir John for 400 marks the manors of Mauncehall or Baynerdes and St. Laurence halle, and a messuage and 10 acres of land late of Adam Midlyng in St. Laurence, a tenement called 'Clayhacche' in Bradwell, and all his other lands etc. in Essex. And Thomas and Thomasina his wife will ensure the premises to Sir John in fee simple by fine or recovery with warranty, and before Michaelmas next will clear the same of all rent charges, annuities, dowers and statutes of the staple, delivering all charters and muniments thereto pertaining: of which 400 marks Sir John has paid 200, and will pay the residue by instalments of 50 marks: and Thomas has bound himself in 400 marks by recognisance to carry out all the above covenants.
English.
Memorandum of acknowledgments by the parties at Westminster, 31 October and 2 November.
1170
Richard Emson, John Danvers, Thomas Hasilwode and John Dey clerk, to William Wodward, his heirs and assigns. Release and quitclaim of the manors of 'Whityngham' in Great and Little Kymbell parishes, and of six messuages, four tofts, 300 acres of land, 62 acres of meadow, 360 acres of pasture, 10 acres of wood and 4s. 6d. of rent: and of the same manor in the parish of Beauchampton co. Buckingham, with four messuages, five tofts, 330 acres of land, 92 acres of meadow, 16 acres of wood, and 30s. of rent, which the said Richard Emson, John Danvers etc. lately recovered by writ of entry in the post against Richard Whityngham. Dated 29 November, 15 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 29 November.
Nov. 30. Richard Whityngham, esquire of Beauchampton, to Richard Emson etc. Acknowledgment of the receipt of four hundred marks for the sale of the said manor.
Membrane 4d.
1171
Nov. 9. Indenture between John Smyethez, gentleman of Askereswell co. Dorset, and Thomas Poole, gentleman of Holwale co. Somerset, whereby John sold to Thomas the manor of Hardbrigge co. Southampton, and all rents and services therein: and all other lands and tenements, rents, reversions and services, meadows, lesues and pastures in Hardbrigge, Ellingham, Hurst, Blacheford, Rokford and Lyndwode in that county, formerly of Margery wife of Thomas Trowe, and the reversion of all lands etc. which Jane wife of John Poole uncle of the grantee, now occupies for term of her life: and of another tenement which Edith Poole widow likewise holds, and Thomas promises that he and all those having any interest in the same will make a sufficient estate in law of the premises in fee simple by deed, fine, recovery or release and will deliver all evidences and muniments concerning the same: for which John will pay him 60l. and four marks yearly during his life; and after he be put in possession of the same, John will let the premises to Thomas for a term of four years at a rent of 1d.: but Thomas shall not grant his title in the same to any person save John, his heirs, or assigns: and 30l. of the purchase money shall be paid in hand, 20l. more at the assurance of the premises, and 10l. to John son of Thomas Poole within five years of the death of Thomas, should the said John Poole confirm the premises to John Smyethez, whereby a bar may be set up against the heirs of Thomas: and during the said term of four years, Thomas shall repair all ditches and hedges: and the lease shall be voided if he die within the term, and John Smyethez no further charged: and for the observance of these covenants, Thomas binds himself by recognisance in 100l. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 November.
1172
1497.
William Haddes, gentleman of St. Margaret's by Rouchestre, to Thomas Shemyng, draper of the same, his heirs and assigns. Release and quitclaim with warranty of 'Rynges tenement' in Rouchestre and of all other lands, meadows, pastures, marshes, rents and services therein. Dated Rouchestre, 8 June, 12 Henry VII.
1499.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 November this year.
1173
1497.
William Shorfote the younger, husbondman of Puttenhith co. Surrey, and Margaret his wife, to Thomas West, yeoman of the same, his heirs and assigns. Gift by charter with warranty of a tenement or hospice called the 'Swan,' situate in Wandelesworth co. Surrey, which he held by inheritance of his uncle William Shorfote. Witnesses: John Pullen, John Nores, William Par of Wandelsworth, Nicholas Kyng, Richard Cheltenam of Puttenhith. Dated 7 July, 12 Henry VII.
1499.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 December this year.
Membrane 5d.
1174
Oct. 11. Richard son of William Horton, vintner of London, to Margery Astry widow, John Warde grocer and alderman and Nicholas Mattok fishmonger, executors of the testament of Sir Ralph Astry, executor of Thomas Harryson. Receipt of 500 marks which the said Thomas bequeathed to Richard Horton, and release and quitclaim of all actions and suits in consequence thereof up to the date of these presents.
1497.
1175
John son of Richard Lende, to John Dethicke, his heirs and assigns. Gift by charter with warranty of a tenement in Eaststrete Cicestre, between the highway and Sykelese on the eastern wall. Witnesses: William Feythfull, mayor of Cicestre, Henry Eyre, John Royse. Dated Cicestre, 1 April, 12 Henry VII.
1499.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 October this year.
Condition, that if John Dethicke, his heirs and assigns, enjoy the said tenement, the gift of John Lende, and be not expelled thence, then a bond of 20l. given by John Lende shall be avoided etc.
1176
Dec. 4. Peter Curteys, gentleman of St. Mary Magdalen Fysshestrete, William Skerne, rector of St. Margaret Moyses, and Gerard Danyell, fishmonger of the same, to Reynold Bray, Thomas Lovell knights and James Hobart, the king's attorney. Bond in 20 marks to the king's use, payable at Michaelmas.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 December, by a writ directed to Christopher Baynbrig, keeper of the rolls, as recorded in the rolls of 22 Henry VII (in margin).
1500.
1177
March 9. To the sheriff of Kent. Order to summon all persons in that county, owning 40 librates of land, within the last three years, who are not yet knights, to assume the dignity of knighthood before the Ascension next, under a penalty for disobedience.
Like orders to all the sheriffs throughout England.
Membrane 6d.
1499.
1178
Indenture triplicate between Edward Hungerford esquire, Thomas Sepham gentleman, and Richard Waslyn esquire and Elizabeth his wife, whereby Edward and Thomas confirmed to Richard and Elizabeth the demise and enfeoffment, for term of their lives, with remainder to Henry their son, of the manors of Amcottes and Colby, with twenty-two messuages, twelve tofts, 20 bovates of land, 252 acres of pasture, 432 acres of meadow, 21 bovates of moor and 100 acres of wood in Amcottes, Colby and Croull in the isle of Axholme and in Brumby co. Lincoln, which the said Edward and Thomas demised to them on 22 June, 13 Henry VII with reversion as above. Dated 19 November, 15 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 23 November.
1179
Thomas Wodyngton, gentleman of Estlache co. Gloucester, to William Warham clerk, his heirs and assigns. Release and quitclaim with warranty of a messuage or burgage, a garden, dovecote and 38 acres of arable land with half an acre of pasture in Burford in the Wold co. Oxford, which he purchased of John Botrell, burgess of the same, and Elizabeth his wife, late wife of John Lavyngton: and afterwards he enfeoffed William Warham, Sir Giles Briggis, Edmund Tame esquire and Richard Breame, each burgess of Burford, to the use of himself by charter dated 6 April, 14 Henry VII. Witnesses: William Malhom, clerk of the chancery, Ralph Legh, John Pemberton clerks, William Tomson, John Burgh. Dated 29 November, 15 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 December.
1180
August 10. John Gardyner of the Inner Temple, Robert Weston mercer and Laurence Aylemer draper, each of London, to James Souche gentleman. Three bonds in 40l. each, payable respectively on St. Andrews day, 1500, 1501 and 1503.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 August, 15 Henry VII.
1181
Dec. 11. John Holden, draper of London, to Hugh Oldom clerk. Two the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Nativity of St. John Baptist, 1501.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 December.
Membrane 7.
1182
Thomas West lord de la Warre, to John archbishop of Canterbury, Edward bishop of Chichester, John Mortemer, Richard Gylford, Henry Roos and Richard Dalabere knights, Edward and John Crofte, Nicholas Bassett, Henry Rede, Robert Felde and John Clerk chaplain, their heirs and assigns. Enfeoffment dated 4 January, 8 Henry VII, of the manors of Hempstone and Cauntelhoo co. Devon, Shepton Malett and Brystilton co. Somerset, Charleton, Fountell and Bridmere co. Wilts, Terstwode co. Southampton, Sountyng, Welda, Offyngton, Ripe, Excete, Saperton, Fletchyng and Blachyngton co. Sussex: and by additional deed of enfeoffment of the above with John Erneley, John Assheby, Richard Broke, William Kyngeswell, Ralph Bukberde, Thomas Stampe and John Calkyns, the manors of Midsomer Norton, Wykeware, Eston Basset, Lucys Upton, Sutton Maundevyle, Wyke and Hasylden, Mayne Martell, Newton Peverell, Lichett Minster, Beere, Bradell, Hynton Martel and Wynketon: Boverhall and Hertisborne, Sountyng Peverell, Portyslade and Folkyngton, Syxhill, Bloxham, Hardeby, Brustall and Bowdon and 10s. of rent in Snyttefeld in divers counties: and William Kyngeswell shall take all the issues of the said manors: until certain debts of the said lord in which he is bound to William are paid: and should lord de la Warre die within four years, the said William may use the revenues to pay such debts, and such moneys as are assigned to the lord's children and for the marriage of his daughters: and after his death the manor of Offyngton shall be disposed of by the feoffees to the use of Thomas West son of the grantor, and of the residue, after payment of the above debts, William Kyngeswell shall provide for Elizabeth wife of lord de la Warre and Sir Richard Guldeford: the sums to be put in a chest in custody of the dean and chapter of Chichester: and if William refuse to receive the issues, the feoffees shall appoint another receiver, who shall have ten marks a year for his pains: and he shall make account to them: and after the said will be performed, the feoffees shall make estate of the remaining premises to Thomas West and the heirs of his body. English.
1183
m. 8d. Thomas West (as above), to John archbishop of Canterbury, John Mortemer, Richard Gylford, Henry Roos, Richard Dalabere knights, Edward and John Croft, John Erneley, John Assheby, Richard Broke, William Kyngeswelle, Ralph Bukberd, Henry Rede, Nicholas Bassett, Thomas Stamp and John Calkyns, their heirs and assigns. Gift by charter with warranty of those manors of Midsummer Norton co. Somerset, Wykewarr co. Gloucester, Sutton Maundevyle, Stratford Tony, Eston Bassett, Dunhede Andrew, Lucys Upton, Wyke and Haseldene with lands in Tysbury and Berewyke St. John co. Wilts, Mayne Martell, Hynton Martell, Lichett Mynstre, Newton Peverell, Sturminster Marchall, Bere and Braddell manors co. Dorset; Farnehills Court and Wynketon manors and lands in Crystecherche co. Southampton, Bornehall and Hertysbourne manors and lands in Busshe co. Hertford, Sountyng Peverell, Folkyngton and Portyslade manors co. Sussex, Syxhill, Blockysham and Hardeby manors co. Lincoln, lands in Burstall, Bowden and Hardeborowe co. Leicester: an annual rent of 10l. in Snyterfelde co. Warwick: and appointment of Nicholas Jolyf, Thomas Veysy, John Milles, Robert Buk, William Bourne, John Sompner, William Hyder, Henry Ravonnesby and Richard Stryngar as his attorneys etc. to convey seisin of the same to them. Dated 31 May, 14 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 28 November.
1184
1500.
Feb. 21. Indenture between the king and Nicholas Rydley, esquire of Willemonteswike co. Northumberland, whereby his highness demised and let to farm to Nicholas the lordships of Werke and Plennemelour in Tyndale with all meses, land and tenements, rents, issues, profits and amercements thereto belonging, saving advowsons of churches, wards and marriages from the Purification next, paying yearly 20l. for the same.
Nicholas Rydley, to the king. Bond in 200l., payable 22 February, 1500, to be voided if the said Nicholas, to whom his highness granted the lordship of Werke (as above) and the bailieship of Tyndale co. Northumberland, to hold during his pleasure, hand over to the justice of gaol delivery when summoned, the bodies of any persons arrested or indicted for any offence against the king's laws. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 25 February.
1498.
1185
Feb. 28. Bernard son of Eustace Eland esquire, to Robert Eland, his heirs and assigns. Release and quitclaim of the manor of Stirton co. Lincoln, and of all actions, rents and demands thereto pertaining up to the date of these presents.
1500.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 24 April this year.
Membrane 9d.
1186
Jan. 7. Stephen Dyneley, gentleman of Westminster, to James Fytte tailor. Bond in 20l., payable on 13 January next, to be avoided if the said Stephen obey the award of Hugh Morland and William Lacy, gentlemen of Westminster, in all actions and debates between them, if given before 15 January: or if they agree not, the award of John Islyp, prior of St. Peter's abbey, Westminster.
James Fytte, to Stephen Dyneley. Like bond and conditions, mutatis mutandis.
1499.
1187
Nov. 4. Memorandum that on 8 November a writ was delivered to John Gawesem as attorney of the sheriff of Norfolk, ordering him to attach the body of John Roger, so that he appear in chancery at Hilary next, to answer for his contempt: in that, although by the testimony of Thomas Hudmyn, a former writ was delivered to him to enjoin his appearance in that court to answer certain charges against him, he failed to appear, in manifest misprison of the king's authority.
1188
April 29. Indenture between William Heydon, gentleman of Westminster, and John Hert, 'taillour' of Chelchehith co. Middlesex, whereby John sold to William all lands and tenements, rents, reversions and services, which might come to him by inheritance in the town of Watford and elsewhere in Hertfordshire: and he will do all in his power by fine, recovery, etc. to make estate thereof to William, nor will he release his rights therein to another person without the consent of William: for which premises to be observed, and after recovery made, William will pay John 6l. 13s. 4d., and if he recover not to that value he will pay him 20s. Whereunto etc. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 November.
1499.
1189
Nov. 14. John Wellys, gentleman of Yoksall co. Stafford, to Silvester bishop of Worcester. Bond in 100l., payable on St. Andrew's day next: to be avoided if the said John save the bishop harmless against any persons who may henceforth sue him or his officers by writ of quare impedit against the patronage of Barston in the diocese of Worcester, and for the last avoidance of the same.
1190
1500.
Jan. 20. Memorandum that on 6 February, 15 Henry VII, a writ was delivered to John Studde as deputy of the sheriff of Somerset, ordering him to attach John Trevisame clerk and John Busshe chaplain, so that they appear in chancery at Easter next to answer Richard Hatton clerk, for not making a satisfactory account of the times that they were receivers of his moneys.
Membrane 10d.
1191
Robert Willoughby lord Broke, to Robert his son, his heirs and assigns. Gift by charter of all his lands and tenements in the parish of Bradley co. Wilts, formerly of John Hert, which he recovered by writ of entry in the post, to be held by military service, i.e. by homage, fealty and scutage, which is rated at 40s., i.e. 2s. more or less, and the rest at 1d. a year, with reversion to the said lord in failure of issue to Robert his son: and appointment of William Morgan and Robert Tocotes as his attorneys etc. to convey seisin of the same. Dated 9 March, 15 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 March.
1192
Indenture between the king, and Sir Thomas Darcy and Edith his wife, late wife of Ralph lord Nevill concerning her jointure, claimed by virtue of a gift of Ralph Nevill earl of Westmoreland, to her late husband, according to the effect of indentures between Reynold Bray, Thomas Lovell knights, James Hobart, Richard Emson and Thomas Lucas on the king's part, and Sir Thomas Darcy, dated 7 December last: whereby Edith shall enjoy for life the following lordships, manors, lands and tenements, services and annuities: viz. Biwell and Bulbek manors co. Northumberland: the fee farm of Kirkestall and the manor of Kirkeby Moreshede co. York: the manor of Iden co. Sussex: the fee farm of Ormesby co. Norfolk: the manor of Caldecottes co. Huntingdon: the fee farm of Grymesby and the manors and soke of Beseby and Stowe by Depyng co. Lincoln; and the reversion of a moiety, after the death of John Nevyll brother of the said earl, of all lands etc. which he holds in Kent for term of his life: and Edith and Robert agree that the king shall have the manors etc. of Mantholme, Weton, Cotyngham and Buttercrambe co. York, Allerton in Shirewode co. Nottingham, Assheford in the Peke co. Derby; the fee farms of Basyngstoke and Andever co. Southampton, and all his manors etc. in Devonshire, Talworth manor co. Surrey, and the other moiety of the reversion of the lands of John Nevyll in Kent. And each party shall ensure the portion assigned to the other by fine, recovery or otherwise: and should any person attempt to dispossess the said Edith of her share in the premises, then his highness will do all in his power to assist and defend her interest. In witness whereof etc. Dated 4 March, 15 Henry VII. English.
1193
Indenture between the king and Sir Thomas Darcy, that whereas his highness has shown his favour to the said knight, Sir Thomas binds himself to the king, and Henry his second son the duke of York, that whenever the town of Berwyk on Twede shall be in need of succour and relief of men of war, he will furnish at his own cost the said town with 200 men well equipped for war, within twenty-four hours notice, there to abide at the king's cost at 4d. a day each as long as the war shall last, this covenant to remain in force so long as Sir Thomas remain captain of Berwyk, with a clause of distraint on his lands in Yorkshire for any breach of the same. Dated 8 March, 15 Henry VII. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 11 March.
1194
March 19. Nicholas Barley of St. Augustine's by St. Paul's and Paul Hauchett of St. Gregory's London, each skynner, to the king. Bond in 100l., payable at Easter next, to be avoided if they appear before his highness whenever summoned.
Membrane 11d.
1195
1499.
Nov. 11. Indenture between Sir Reynold Bray and William Brocas, gentleman of Beaurepeir co. Southampton, whereby William sold to Sir Reynold the reversion of Brocas manor co. Berks, which William Langford and Margaret his wife held for term of their lives: the manors of Dedesworth Mancell and Buntyngbere and all other lands in Clewer, New Wyndesore, Old Wyndesore, Cokham, Bray and Wynkfeld co. Berks, saving the patronage of a chantry in Clewer: and he will deliver all deeds and charters concerning the same, and will cause a lawful estate thereof to be made to Sir Reynold. And he and Edward and John Brocas his brothers will ensue the same by fine, recovery or otherwise: for which Sir Reynold has paid him 120l. for Brocas manor and 100l. for Dedesworth Mancell and Buntyngbere: and William binds himself in a bond of 200l. to perform the said covenant: and if he obtain seisin of the lands in Wynkfeld which Thomas Canceler now holds, he will make estate thereof to Sir Reynold, who shall pay him the equivalent of twenty years purchase thereof. In witness etc. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 November.
1196
Richard son of George Longvile esquire, to Sir John Longvile, his heirs and assigns. Release and quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Wolverton co. Buckingham and of all lands and tenements, meadows, lesues and pastures, woods, rents and services therein and the advowson of St. Mary's priory Bradwell. Witnesses: John Hancok clerk, Richard Reve of Wolverton, William Duraunt, Richard Barton, Henry Rokes of Stony Stratford. Dated 7 August, 14 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 November this year.
1197
Agnes Nowers widow, to John Gilbert, his heirs and assigns. Release and quitclaim in pure widowhood with warranty of seven messuages, four tofts, 100 acres of land, six acres of meadow and two stallages in Warmestre and of a common pasture for ten oxen in Busshopestrowe and Smalbroke in the hundred of Warmestre co. Wilts and of sixteen acres of land which John Rolfe tailor now holds in the same. Dated 21 November, 15 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 November.
1198
1500.
Francis Lewkenore gentleman, to Richard Lewkenore esquire, his heirs and assigns. Release and quitclaim with warranty for 10l. paid out of hand of the manors of Franchecourte, Pette, Hoseland, Bromeham and Stobens: and of 30s. of rent in Wynchelsee co. Sussex, and of all his manors, tenements, rents, reversions and services, meadows, pastures and woods in the rapes of Hastynges and Pevensey. Dated 30 January, 15 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 February.
Membrane 12d.
1199
Statute of the enrolment of recognisances, in cases of high treason or misprision of the king's majesty by his subjects or strangers which by negligence of the king's officers, have failed to be enrolled in the chancery files. It is now provided, by authority of the chancellor, that such recognisances must be filed within eight days in the city or suburbs of London, and such officer who fails to enrol the same in that time shall be subject to a fine of twenty shillings, two parts whereof are to go to the king, and one part to the chancellor: the said forfeiture to be enrolled under a further pain of ten shillings within a month after the taking of the same within the chancery files, under pain of the loss of the clerk's office: and to avoid any excuse, all officers shall have access to the recognisances in chancery, to enrol the same whenever need arise, and each officer of the chancery shall be bound to the king in twenty shillings for each day after the eight that he fails to enrol the same, with a further fine of ten shillings for failure to subscribe his name to the same.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 8 December, by the archbishop of Canterbury, the chancellor, William Warham master of the rolls, William Kelet, Robert Blakwall, John Jamys, Hugh Oldam, William Mallym, Thomas Waren, Thomas Routhale, Thomas Coweley and Richard Hatton, clerks of the chancery, before the king at Westminster.
1200
1500.
March 20. Indenture between John Arundell son of William Arundell, dyer of St. Olaf's Southwark, and Elizabeth his wife, twenty-two years of age, and William Stede, grocer of London, executor of their testament, whereby the said Elizabeth bequeathed to John when he should come of age of discretion, those portions of money, plate, gold rings and naperies hereafter named, i.e. in ready money 10l., a standing silver cup, a mazer, a silver salt cellar, six silver spoons, a girdle, a signet, two other gold rings, ten pairs of sheets, a table cloth and towel: all which articles John has received of William Stede by virtue of his executorship: and he acknowledges a debt to William of 60l., which the said William paid for trespass done to Richard Lakyn, mercer of London, for which the said Richard had John condemned in 100l. and left in ward, as appears on record in the court of Bredestrete warde, until mediation was made for the satisfaction of Richard. Whereunto etc.
English.
John Arundell, to William Stede. Release and quitclaim of all actions, personal and real, up to the date of these presents.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 April this year.
Membrane 13d.
1499.
1201
m. 14d. m. 15d. m. 16d. m. 17d. m. 18d. Indenture made 29 November, 15 Henry VII, between Richard Nevyll lord Latymer and Thomas Neville his brother, and Robert Willoughby lord Broke, Robert Willoughby and Anthony Willoughby esquires, his sons, witnesseth that whereas there has been variances between the parties' ancestors, as to the titles of the lands and manors under-mentioned, to wit Danby, Synyngton, Marton, Scampston, Birdall and Thornton with lands etc. therein and in Lelom and Glasdale co. York, formerly of John Nevyll lord Latymer and Elizabeth his mother, and William Latymer father of Elizabeth: the manors of Helpryngham, Syston, Skedyngton, Helyngton, Swatton, Bykar and Thorplatymer co. Lincoln of the same: Carbrok and Wodhall co. Norfolk, Iselhamsted Latymer co. Buckingham, Wotton, Cardyngton, Ronhall, Bromham, Dylwyk, Stachedon, Bechehampton manors and twenty knights' fees in Shernebroke, Pavenham, Hynewyk, Thornecote, Carleton, Turvey, Byddenham, Hoghton Conquest, Hocleve, Eversholde, Podesgrave, Chyksand, Stotfold, Stondon, Henlowe, Sutheynole, Stanford, Warden, Coupole, Willyton, Harowdon, Wrastlyngwrothe, Tadlowe, Wybeldestone, Bereford, Ravenesden, Goldyngton, Risle, Bolnehurst, Caysho, Aspole and Estwyk co. Bedford: and the manors of Bosyate and Corby co. Northampton, all which were in the possession of the said lord Latymer etc.: and by the labours of Richard bishop of Durham and John lord Dynham treasurer of England, it has been covenanted between the parties that John eldest son of lord Latymer shall before he attain the age of twelve, take to wife Anne eldest daughter of Robert Willoughby esquire: and if it fortune that she die before marriage or carnal knowledge had of her, then John shall marry the next eldest daughter of Robert Willoughby junior not past the age of twelve. But if John die before marriage and consummation then William his next brother shall take Anne Willoughby to wife: and so forth. And it is likewise covenanted that Edward eldest son of Robert Willoughby son of lord Broke shall before twelve years old take to wife Margaret eldest daughter of lord Latymer: but should she die before marriage or carnal knowledge etc. then Edward shall wed Dorothy her next sister in age and so forth: but if Edward die before he reach twelve years, then William second son of Robert, shall marry Margaret (or Dorothy Nevyll if her sister decease etc.) provided that the daughter in question be not more than five years older than the appointed husband: but if all the daughters of lord Latymer decease before carnal knowledge had of any of them, then arrangements shall be made to wed the son of Robert Willoughby to such maiden of the house of Nevyll as shall be most mete and convenient of age: and similarly with the daughters and sons of Robert Willoughby. And the said Robert esquire shall be at liberty after such marriage made, to marry the residue of his daughters at his pleasure notwithstanding the premises. And if it happen, that any of lord Latymer's sons die after marriage and carnal knowledge had with Robert's daughters and there be no issue to such marriage, then his next brother shall marry the next daughter of Robert within the conditions for age. And the said lord Latymer before Pentecost, shall make to John archbishop of Canterbury, Richard bishop of Durham, John lord Dynham, John Fyneux chief justice, Thomas Bryan justice, Reynold Bray, Thomas Lovell, Thomas Bourgchier, Richard Gilford, William Tirwhit, Robert Poyntz, Robert Lovell knights, Thomas Kebeel serjeant at law, Robert Constable, Thomas Frowyk, John Kyngesmyll, Richard Emson, Thomas Strangwysshe, Thomas Nevill of Holt, esquires, John Newdygate, Louis Pollard and William Menewenyk clerk a sufficient estate of lands or tenements of the value of 80l. above all charges, to the use of lord Latymer and his heirs male until John his heir shall be of the age of twenty, married to Robert Willoughby's daughter and had carnal knowledge of her: and 40l. to the use of the eldest daughter his widow after the death of his said son: and in the same manner the said feoffees shall provide lands to the value of 80l. to the use of the said lord Broke and to his son Edward when he shall have attained the age of twenty and had carnal knowledge of Margaret (or Dorothy) Nevyll: and the licenses for such weddings shall be purchased by lord Broke and lord Latymer out of funds provided or for redeeming or buying of the king's title or interest in the said heir if his father decease during his nonage: with various provisions here detailed for the wardship and custody of infant heirs: and should any of the feoffees die, so that they be reduced to four, then by counsel of the parties they shall choose other twelve to fill their places: and each son of lord Latimer who attains twenty, and has carnal knowledge and issue of his wife, shall have lands to the value of 80l. and a feoffment of 80 marks: and failing sons and daughters to lord Latymer, provision shall be made for a like marriage of the children of Thomas Nevyll his brother: and similarly where issue fail to Robert Willoughby, the children of Anthony his brother shall be substituted in their place to marry with the Nevylles. And lord Latymer and Anne his wife shall grant to lord Broke the seisin of Iselhamsted manor to the value of 20l.: and after recovery made, lord Broke shall make the lands secure to the archbishop and his cofeoffees: so that they may be seised of all the above-mentioned lands save Iselhamsted, to the use of lord Latymer. And of the lands in Lincoln, Bedford, Norfolk and Northampton, they shall be to the use of lord Broke for term of his life, with remainder to Robert Willoughby esquire, to Edward his eldest son and Margaret daughter of lord Latymer, with remainder to William son of Robert Willoughby and Margaret or any other son married to her, if her union with Edward Willoughby be not consummated, without impeachment of waste: or failing these, to the heirs of Anthony Willoughby married to one of the daughters of lord Latymer. And if the said Margaret die before marriage, then the feoffees shall be seised of lands to the value of 20l. to the use of Edward Willoughby and Dorothy her sister etc. And of the lands in Yorkshire the feoffees shall be enfeoffed to the use of Thomas Nevyll and his heirs: with remainder to the heirs of Sir John Willoughby; and lord Latymer and Anne his wife and the said Thomas Nevyll will make the said archbishop and his cofeoffees secure by warranty against the abbot of Westminster and his successors: and they shall make no estate of any of the lands, until such marriages have been consummated and issue born therefrom: and shall enter into no marriage agreements save according to the form of these indentures: and should any ambiguity or debate arise between the said parties, the same shall be determined by the said archbishop and his cofeoffees etc. Whereunto. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by lord Broke, lord Latymer and Thomas Nevyll, 5 December, and by Robert Broke and Anthony Willoughby, 12 February this year.
Nov. 29. Richard Nevyll lord Latymer and Thomas his brother, to Robert Willoughby lord Broke and Robert and Anthony his sons. Bond in 5000l., payable at Christmas next for observance of these covenants.
Robert Willoughby etc., to lord Latymer etc. Like bond and conditions, mutatis mutandis.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 December.
1202
1500.
Jan. 12. Indenture between Sir John Longvile and Richard Emson gentleman, whereby Sir John sold to Richard all his lands and tenements, rents, reversions and services in Aldryngton by Grafton co. Northampton and the advowson of its church, and will ensure the same before Pentecost next, delivering all muniments etc. thereto pertaining, which Richard has paid him the sum of 100 marks. Whereunto etc. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 February.
1203
Feb. 14. Indenture between Richard Emson and John Pygot, gentleman of Beauchampton co. Buckingham, whereby Richard sold to John the manor of Whitynghamys therein, and all lands and tenements, meadows, pastures, rents, reversions and services, fisheries and view frankpledge, late purchased of Richard Whityngham esquire: and will make him a sure estate of the same: for which John will pay him 200 marks: a moiety each at Michaelmas and Easter, 1500: and John will suffer Richard Whityngham and Anne his wife to enjoy the annuity reserved to them according to a covenant dated 25 October last. Whereunto etc. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 19 February this year.
Membrane 19d.
1204
Indenture between the king, and Richard abbot of St. Mary's Tewkesbury and the convent thereof, that where the king, by letters patent granted the said abbot the appropriation of the advowsons of Estlecch co. Gloucester and Teynton co. Oxford: the abbot will cause the same to be appropriated to his house, and have a mass said at St. James' altar in Teukesbury for the estate of the king, his queen Elizabeth and Arthur prince of Wales, and for the souls of Edward son of Henry VI, Edmund duke of Richmond the king's father, and Edmund late earl of Somerset: and will yearly keep on May 4th and 5th an obit with dirige and placebo: and his highness has delivered to their house all ornaments needful for administration of divine service, which the abbot shall keep in good repair, with clause of distraint on the manor of Teynton for non-performance of the obit, and 3l. 6s. 8d. by way of a fine to the king. Given 17 March, 15 Henry VII. English.
Memorandum of acknowledgment before Thomas abbot of St. Egwin's Evesham, at Tewkesbury, 1 April, by virtue of a writ of dedimus potestatem directed to him and enrolled in the chancery files.
1205
Thomas Foxe clerk, to Thomas Bryan, chief justice of the common pleas, his heirs and assigns. Release and quitclaim with warranty of a manor called 'Fenells Grove' or 'Whitynghams' in Great Kymbell co. Buckingham, formerly of Richard Whytyngham esquire, which they both held by demise and enfeoffment of William Wodward. Dated 10 August, 15 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 August.
Membrane 20d.
1206
1498.
Thomas Bassyngbourne esquire, lord of Austewyke manor in Bishops Hatfeld co. Hertford, to Thomas Aleyn, yeoman of the same, his heirs and assigns. Gift by charter with warranty of a tenement, held by custom of the manor in Hatfeld aforesaid, formerly of William Berwyke, in consideration of which Thomas Aleyn will do service and pay a rent of 8d. with clause of distress: and appointment of John Newman and John Lokke as his attorneys etc. to convey seisin of the same. Dated 10 November, 14 Henry VII.
The same, to the same. Release and quitclaim of the above tenement in Bishops Hatfeld abutting on the king's highway. Dated Hatfeld, 16 November, 14 Henry VII.
1500.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 May this year.
1207
1499.
Indenture between Thomas Burgoyne, merchant of London, and Edmund Busshey, esquire of Howgham co. Lincoln, whereby the said Thomas and Edmund have purchased of Richard bishop of London and Thomas Quadryng, executors of the testament of Richard Curteis, esquire of Graunteham, all those meses, lands and tenements, rents, reversions and services in Bekyngham, Fenton, Carletonscrop, Sleford, Northrosby, Southrosby, Gaynesburgh, Boston, Brasseby, Eston and Southstok co. Lincoln and in Northmuskham and Newerk co. Nottingham, sometime of Richard Curteis, whereof 100l. has been paid in hand. And Edmund is bound to the executors in 100l. by indentures dated 12 May last. And it is agreed that Thomas shall pay the said 100l. and save Edmund harmless against the said bishop: and an estate shall be made by law to Edmund Busshey and Alice his wife, daughter of Thomas Burgoyne with remainder to the right heirs of the said Thomas. Whereunto etc. Given 15 May, 14 Henry VII.
English.
1500.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 June this year.
1208
July 11. John Michell the elder, to James Hobart, king's attorney. Acknowledgment of the receipt of 80l. in full payment of the manors of Hoveylles and Dagneys and of three messuages, 100 acres of land, 40 acres of pasture and 100s. of rent in the parishes of Norwold and Methewold co. Norfolk which the said James purchased of him.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 July.
Membrane 21d.
1496.
1209
Feb. 3. Indenture between Thomas earl of Surrey and Roger Hopton esquire, that where the king, by letters patent dated 1 April, 1 Henry VII, granted to Elizabeth duchess of Norfolk the manors of Little Framlyngham, Hanworth, Southfeld, Loddon, Loppam and Fornecett co. Norfolk, for term of her life and one year after, rendering therefor 200 marks a year; and by other letters patent of 25 September, for his fealty and good industry he created Sir William Tyler controller of his works for term of his life with wages accustomed to be derived from the counties of Gloucester and Worcester, and livery of vestment and furs out of the wardrobe and all houses and gardens, and other emoluments thereto pertaining: and the said William surrendered those letters patent to be cancelled, so that the said office might be granted to Roger Hopton, to whom the king assigned the fees to be derived from his revenue in Norfolk, and livery such as knights of his household normally receive: which said wages amounted to 28l. 7s. 6d. a year: and for 100s. paid in hand the said Roger has sold the above office to the said earl with wages aforesaid.
Indenture between Thomas earl of Surrey and Roger Hopton concerning the sale of twenty marks a year granted him by the king on 7 May, 3 Henry VII, out of the above manors in Norfolk in consideration of 40d paid him by the said earl.
1500.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the above writings, 1 May, before Robert Constable serjeant at law, at Wentbrigge co. York, by virtue of a writ of dedimus potestatem directed to him and enrolled in the chancery files.
1210
Alice Horton widow, to Richard her son, his heirs and assigns. Release of divers lands and tenements in the parish of St. Martin in the Vintry, which she held for term of her life. Witnesses: Robert Fyncham mercer, John Mymme gentleman, John Wynyattes carver, each of London. Dated 20 April, 15 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 May.
Membrane 22d.
1211
1496.
James son of John Songar, late of Claveryng, to Robert Parker of Gosfeld, his heirs and assigns. Gift of an annual rent of 40l. arising out of a messuage called 'Coldhams' late of John Songar his father, and of all other lands and tenements, meadows, lesues and pastures, lying in Claveryng and Rekelyng co. Essex, with clause of distress and penalty of 20s. Dated 12 April, 11 Henry VII.
1500.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 July this year.
1212
July 8. Richard Restwold esquire, late of Vache co. Buckingham, to William Tomson. Bond in 100 marks, payable on St. Bartholomew's day next, to be avoided if the said Richard pay William forty marks in eight quarterly instalments.
William Tomson, to Richard Restwold. Bond in 40l., payable as above (mutatis mutandis).
Condition, that if William save Robert harmless against Sibyl Tomson his sister, for forty marks, bequeathed to her by Robert Restwold, esquire of Hedsore, or if he cause her to make acquittances of the same at the last payment of the forty marks, or if Richard fail to pay the same to William, this recognisance shall be voided etc. English.
1213
George Catesby esquire, grandson of Sir William Catesby, to Robert Wittelbury esquire, son of Margaret wife of Henry Grene and John Prestgrave gentlemen, their heirs and assigns. Demise by charter of the manor of Thorpe by Peterburgh, and of all other lands and tenements in Thorpe co. Northampton, which the said Sir William held jointly with Thomas Wake esquire, Robert Tanfeld gentleman, Richard Carre clerk and William Est since deceased, by gift of Richard Galwey to the use of the said Henry Grene and Margaret for term of her life: and appointment of Edward Villers as his attorney to convey seisin of the same. Witnesses: Thomas Ottour, John Wakerley, Ignasius Sutton gentlemen, John Shepe, John Harby husbondmen. Dated 20 April, 15 Henry VII.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 26 May.

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