Close Rolls, Richard II: October 1378

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Richard II: Volume 1, 1377-1381. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1914.

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October 1378

Membrane 25d.
Oct. 7.
Godfrey Pyrye of Middlesex to Richard Quaderyng vicar of Stanewell. Recognisance for 30l., to be levied etc. in Middlesex.
Oct. 6.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas in favour of Master Thomas de Shepton vicar of Melles in the diocese of Bath and Wells, whom the sheriffs were ordered by writ to justify by his body as excommunicate; as the king is assured that the writ issued surreptitiously.
The like, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Middlesex.
Walter Kersebroke of London 'sherman' to Margaret who was wife of John Horwode citizen of London, John Horwode their son, John Scorfeyn, William Cressewyk and John Berfair citizens of London, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all their lands in Fynchesle and Hendon co. Middlesex sometime of John Horwode the father. Witnesses: John Boterwik, John Wakefeld, Michael Cornwaille, John Litlecote, John Litle 'taillour.' Dated London, 8 October 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 October.
Memorandum that on 29 October this year, in a chamber within the abbey of St. Peter Gloucestre where the king was then lodged, in presence of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, Alexander archbishop of York, Thomas bishop of Exeter the treasurer, John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre, Edmund earl of Cantebrigge, Thomas de Wodestoke earl of Bukyngham and other lords, Adam de Hoghton bishop of St. Davids the late chancellor delivered into the king's own hands his great seal for the ruling of England sealed up in a purse of white leather under the bishop's seal; and the king straightway delivered the same to Richard Lescrope knight, first taking of him an oath truly to perform the office of chancellor, and ordering him to exercise the same. And on Saturday following in a church of St. Mary on the west side of the abbey the said Richard opened the purse, drew forth the seal and caused letters of presentation of John Herberd chaplain to the chantry of Bradeston in the diocese of Worcester, and charters, letters patent and writs to be sealed.