Close Rolls, Richard II: February 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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February 1378

Feb. 28.
To Robert Loxle escheator in Sussex. Order to deliver to Edmund fitz Herberd knight two thirds of the manor of Blachyngton by Sefford and the advowson of the church, the manor of Ryppe, 100 acres of land and 8 acres of meadow in Sheryngton, 80 acres of pasture in Excete, and 20l. of rent of the manors of Iwehurst and Suntynge taken into the king's hand by the death of John Brocas, saving the dower of Sybil who was wife of the deceased; as upon the finding of an inquisition, taken by Thomas de Illeston escheator in the county of Suthampton, that the said John at his death held the manor of Berton Peverell in that county except one acre called Grondelesacre in chief by knight service, and the said acre of the king as an assart by the service of rendering 12d. a year to Winchester castle, and that the said Edmund, being son of Reynold son of Lucy sister of Alice mother of Margaret mother of the said John, is his next heir and of full age, the king took the said Edmund's homage and fealty, and commanded seisin of the said manor and land to be given him; and the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the said Robert, that the said John at his death held no lands in Sussex in chief, but held the premises therein of others than the king, and that the said Edmund is his cousin and next heir, and of full age.
March 4.
Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Ivo Battessone, who is insufficiently qualified.
Feb. 13.
Like order to the sheriff of Westmorland for election of a coroner instead of John de York.
Feb. 6.
Like order to the sheriff of Gloucester for election of a coroner instead of Gilbert Clyve.
March 22.
To all etc. Inspeximus and confirmation of the king's letters patent (French text), made when he was prince of Wales and dated Berkhamstede castle 25 March 51 Edward III, reciting a grant made by his father to Wilkyn groom of his kitchen of 2d. a day for life of the manor of Risebergh, and because the said Richard had assigned that manor and all the profits thereof to Lewis de Clifford his knight, granting to the said Wilkyn 2d. a day for life of his lordship of Berkhamstede, upon surrender of the first grant. By the great council.
Vacated, because upon the Patent Roll for this year.