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Close Rolls, Richard II: December 1377

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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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December 1377

Dec. 3.
Westminster.
Oliver de Harnham to Henry de Yakesle. Recognisance for 8l. 9s., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Wiltesir.
Dec. 4.
Westminster.
William de Wenlok clerk to Nicholas de Carru. Recognisance for 60l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Bedfordshire.
Cancelled on payment.
Robert Loxle to William de Wenlok clerk. Recognisance for 50l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Surrey.
Cancelled on payment.
Dec. 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Nowesle, John Cooke, William Stanley, John Gernesey and John Styward of Middlesex and John Wetherherde of Bukinghamshire, in favour of William Hardynge at suit of John Huntyngdon parson of Haryngeye averring threats.
Membrane 25d.
Indenture of defeasance of a rent of 20l. of the manors of Beveresbroke and Calston co. Wiltesir granted by John Blount of Beveresbroke knight to Sir John de Ravenser, John de Waltham and William de Welton clerks, upon condition that the said clerks may peaceably hold all tenements and rents in the city of London which they have by gift of Thomas de Broughton confirmed by the said John Blount. Dated London, 4 November 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 6 November.
William de Hoo and Eleanor his wife of the one part and John Burere of Pageham of the other part. Indenture reciting a gift with warranty of all lands called Malemayns in Pageham co. Sussex by the said William made to the said John and his heirs, and in exchange a gift of a rent of 20l. 13s. 4d. arising from lands in Offeleye and Cokerno co. Hertford held for life by Lawrence de Welles vicar of Offeley and John Mosselle respectively and of the reversion of the premises by the said John Burere made to the said William and Eleanor and the heirs of the said William, and witnessing a condition that if he shall be impleaded or thrust out of the said lands in Pageham by the said William or Thomas his son or by their heirs, or by execution of any recognisance, it shall be lawful for the said John Burere and his heirs to seize again and hold the said rents in his first estate and the said reversions when they shall fall in, or if the same have first fallen in to enter and hold again the said lands in Hertfordshire to whose hands soever they have come, with proviso that the said John Burere and his heirs be not bound to warranty of the said rent or reversions. Witnesses: William Raketon, Ralph Lette, John Burle, Henry Blundell, John Taillour, Ralph Highwode. Dated Pageham, 8 November 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Burere, 10 November.
Nov. 12.
Westminster.
Robert Prees parson of Ripple, John Clerevaux parson of Banham and Robert Louay of Norwich to John de Louthe citizen of London. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Norffolk.
Cancelled on payment.
Walter de Holt of Burmyngham to William de Whetleye citizen and merchant of London, Richard parson of Sharneford and William Smyth of Aston chaplain, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the manor of Aston by Burmyngham and all his lands etc. in Wodeston and Necheles. Witnesses: Sir John de Birmyngham knight, Thomas de Birmyngham knight, Richard de Egebaston, John de Clodeshall, John Warde, Thomas Ruyton, Thomas le Hore. Dated Aston aforesaid, Wednesday after Michaelmas 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 November.
Peter de Holewelle to Gerard de Braybroke knight, Master Robert de Braybroke clerk, William de Borstall clerk, William Wodhill and William Bateman, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands etc. in Clifton and Stamford co. Bedford which were of William atte Cherche. Witnesses: John Traile, Roger Trumpyton, Thomas Dale knights, Nicholas Westerdale, John Malyns. Dated 17 November 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 November.
John Berry and Elizabeth his wife to Edmund de Thorp knight, Roger de Welesham knight and Hugh Fastolf, their heirs and assigns. Gift of John de Marlyngford, rightly (recto nomine) called John Martyn, their neif belonging to their manor of Marlyngford, and all his goods and chattels. Dated Marlyngford, Monday before Martinmas 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Berry, 21 November.
Simon sometime son of John Oliver of Croydon the elder (senioris) to Nicholas son of Nicholas de Carreu, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands etc. in Croydon, Sandirstede, Cullysdon, Brustowe, Horne, Bedyngton, Karshalton or elsewhere in Surrey which were of John son of John de Pirle or Thomas de Pirle. Dated Bedyngton, 14 November 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 21 November.
Dec. 5.
Westminster.
To Alan de Buxhull constable of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order, at the petition of Henry de Percy earl of Northhumberland, to set free William de Faryngdon knight, there imprisoned with others for eloigning the son of the count de Dene a prisoner of war at Nazare, that the said William may abide a certain time with the earl, as the earl has mainperned that he shall return to prison upon warning received. By p.s. [176.]
Dec. 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bukingham. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John fitz Richard of Olney, John Wake of Clifton, Robert de Hardmede of Hardmede and John Crop of Leghampstede, in favour of Avice Barton of Hardmede at suit of John Sutton and Richard atte Crouche, executors of William Olney citizen and fishmonger of London, for detenue of 40s.
Dec. 14.
Westminster.
John de Catteworth parson of Copmanford to John de Swynley archdeacon of Huntyngdon. Recognisance for 120l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Huntyngdon, shire.
Membrane 24d.
Henry de Ferrers lord of Groby to Sir William de Hoo knight. Gift with warranty for life of a rent of 40l. of the manors of Wodham Ferrers and Merkeshalle in Great Dunmowe co. Essex. Dated London, 6 August 1 Richard II. French.
Henry de Ferrers lord of Groby to H. bishop of Norwich, Michael de la Pole knight, Henry de Arderne knight, William de Hoo knight, William de Burgh, John Holt, Robert de Melton, Hugh de Imworth, Alan de Sutton, Thomas Warsop, Robert Okeburne and William Hasselbeth chaplain, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the manors of Stebbynge, Merkeshalle in Great Dunmowe and Wodham Ferrers co. Essex and Lutterworth co. Leycester, a toft, one carucate of land and a rent of 7l. 8s. 6d. in Hethe co. Oxford, a fourth part of the wapentake of Leylandshire, a third part of a fourth part and a third part of two thirds of the said fourth part of the manor of Bolton on the Moors, and the like parts of the manor of Chorleye co. Lancaster, a rent of 13s. 4d. in Fenton Culvard co. Stafford, a rent of 23 marks payable by Thomas Olyver and Margery his wife during their lives for the manor of Fayrstede co. Essex and the reversion thereof, and a rent of 12l. payable by Peter West during his life for the manor of Fleckenho co. Warrewyk and the reversion thereof, with the advowsons etc. to the premises belonging. Witnesses: Thomas Maundeville knight, Robert Teye knight, Robert Swynburne knight, Thomas Coggeshale, Roger Keterich, John Bataille. Dated at the manor of Stebbyng, 20 August 1 Richard II.
Henry de Ferrariis lord of Groby to Richard Clerk of Stebbyng and John Pyke. Letter of attorney, appointing them to deliver to H. bishop of Norwich, Michael de la Pole, Henry de Arderne, William de Hoo knights, William de Burgh, John Holt, Robert de Melton, Hugh de Imworth, Alan de Sutton, Thomas de Warsop, Robert Okebourne and William Haselbeche chaplain seisin of the manors of Stebbyng, Merkeshalle and Wodham Ferrers and of divers other manors, lands etc. according to his charter of feoffment. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters and writings, 2 November.
Clement Spice to John de Fyncham and John Aleyn. Letter of attorney, appointing them to receive of Sir Walter fitz Wauter lord of Wodham seisin of the manor of Fyncham and all lands etc. in that town. Dated Branketre, 12 September 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 November.
Letter of the sire de Coucy to the king, notifying that in consequence of the war between the king and France, the king of France his natural sovereign has required his service, and resigning all that he holds of the king, and his order of the Garter. Dated 26 August. French.
Memorandum that this letter was brought to the king at the manor of Hattongraunge by Houndeslowe by a page calling himself John Pieres speaking the English idiom, who on behalf of Ingelram sire de Coucy delivered the same to the king, wrapped in a paper addressed to him, on Friday after St. Simon and St. Jude in presence of Sir William de Neville and Sir John Cheyne knights and others.
[Fœdera.]
Memorandum that on 30 December the same was delivered to Th. bishop of Exeter the treasurer to be kept in the treasury. (fn. 1)
Nov. 7.
Westminster.
John Blount knight to Thomas Driffeld. Recognisance for 66l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Wiltesir.
Hugh Tyrell knight to John Fytelton. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. in Somerset.
Nov. 9.
Westminster.
Reynold Scryveyn burgess of Shrewsbury to David de Hanemere. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in Salop.
Alan Ayete of Shaldeston to John Chaumberleyn clerk, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manor and advowson of Haneworth co. Middlesex and all other lands there, by them purchased of William Wakeleyn and Egidia his wife by fine levied in the late king's court. Dated 12 November 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 November.
Membrane 23d.
Dec. 1.
Westminster.
William Nelleson is sent to the master of St. Nicholas hospital Karlile, to have such maintenance therein as Robert le Cue had by the late king's grant. By p.s. [169.]
Dec. 7.
Westminster.
Philip de Courtenay knight to John de Harlaston knight. Recognisance for 140l., to be levied etc. in Devon.
Nov. 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suffolk, Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Berry of Tudenham, John Botylde of Berghe, William Corsoun of Berford and William de Bodnay of Suffolk, in favour of Henry Dunston vicar of Kessynglond, ordered to find mainpernors upon information received that he purposed to pass to foreign parts to prosecute many things to the prejudice of the king and many of the people.
Alice atte Vicarys, daughter and heir of Richard atte Vicarys of the parish of Kensyngton, to Thomas Leueseham citizen and skinner of London, John atte Stygele the elder of Folham and Agnes de Langeton of the said city, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of a messuage with garden adjacent and lands etc. in Kensyngton bounded by Pyrymannifeld on the east, land of the earl of Oxford on the south and the highway from London to Braynford on the north, and one acre of land in the parish of Padyngton in the Doune field bounded by land of Richard le Cooke of Westebourne on the west, the high way from London to Acton on the south and land of the abbot of Westminster on the north. Witnesses: William Bereford, John Wragston, William Craft, John Sherman, John Pykard. Dated Kensyngton, 17 February 50 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 December this year.
Thomas Leuesham citizen and skinner of London to John atte Stygele the elder of Fulham, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of all the lands, gardens etc. in Kensyngton which they had by feoffment of Alice atte Vicarys, daughter and heir of Richard atte Vicarys of the parish of Kensyngton. Witnesses: John Hanham, Thomas Rose called atte Swan, John Tot, Robert Gille, John Cooke. Dated London, 10 December 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 December.
Dec. 10.
Westminster.
John fitz Richard of Olneye to Edmund de Hyndon. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in Bukinghamshire.
Cancelled on payment.
John de la Pomeray knight of Devon to John Blake, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands etc. in Bishops Nymeton, Molonde Botriaux, Molonde Chaunpeaux, Molton, Roggecombe, Yeddebury and Pacchescote and all other in Devon that were of Edmund de Horton. Witnesses: John Tremayn, Thomas Nanvan, John Hulle, John Prustecote, Robert Hulle the younger. Dated 20 February 51 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 December this year.
Dec. 13.
Westminster.
John Dengayne knight late sheriff of Cantebrigge and Huntingdon to the king. Recognisance for 84l., to be levied etc. in Cambridgeshire.
Memorandum that this recognisance is the security for his arrears due at the exchequer.
Dec. 8.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Shrewsbury. Order to cause proclamation to be made forbidding a burgess or other inhabitant of the town to absent himself by reason of any war of the king's or by colour of the retainer of any lord, or for other like cause, but at their peril to be intendant upon the defence of the town; and order to arrest any found rebellious herein, and to keep them in custody until they shall find security not to absent themselves; as the king is informed that a number of burgesses and inhabitants under the colour aforesaid are purposing to pass over sea, leaving the town without sufficient garrison.
Et erat patens.
Dec. 16.
Westminster.
Thomas de Chelrey to Peter de Barton and John de Scarle clerks. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied etc. in Berkshire.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Peter.
Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, upon condition that Thomas Chelrey shall cause Sir Richard Deneby parson of Bromham in the diocese of Salisbury to come to London before the quinzaine of St. Hilary next, that in presence of the counsel of Peter de Barton the said Richard shall confirm a renunciation of a canonry in the conventual church of Wherewell in the diocese of Winchester, and of the prebend of Bathewyk in the said church being in the diocese of Bath and Wells, which has been made or shall within three days from this date be made in his name by the said Thomas his proctor, and that the said Richard shall in person make the like renunciation, and shall give up to the said Peter all instruments, letters of the king and the bishop etc. whereby he pretended that he had a right to the said prebend. Dated London, Thursday after St. Lucy 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 16 December.
Membrane 22d.
Dec. 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Northumberland. Writ de expensis for 28l., in favour of William de la Vale and William de Heselryg, knights of the shire at the parliament summoned at Westminster in the quinzaine of Michaelmas, namely 4s. each for 70 days.
The following have the like writs:
Cumberland. Robert Moubray knight and Richard del Sandes 28l. for 70 days.
Westmorland. James de Pikeryng knight and Hugh de Salkeld 27l. 4s. for 68 days.
Yorkshire. Robert de Roos of Ingmanthorp knight and Robert de Neville of Horneby knight 26l. 8s. for 66 days.
Lincolnshire. John Dymmok knight and John Auncel knight 24l. 16s. for 62 days.
Notynghamshire. Simon de Leek knight and John de Aunesley knight the same.
Derbyshire. Alvred Sulny knight and Robert de Twyford knight the same.
Leycestershire. James Belers knight and William Flamville knight 24l. for 60 days.
Warwickshire. Henry de Arderne knight and William Breton knight the same.
Roteland. Thomas de Burton knight 12l. for 60 days.
Norhamptonshire. Thomas de Preston knight and Richard Wydeville 23l. 4s. for 58 days.
Bedfordshire. Thomas atte Hoo knight and Thomas Pever the same.
Bukinghamshire. John de Aylesbury knight and Thomas Sakevile knight the same.
Oxfordshire. Reynold de Malyns and Robert Symeon the same.
Berkshire. John Foxle knight and John Kentwode knight the same.
Staffordshire. Nicholas Stafford knight and Thomas de Thomenhorn knight 24l. 16s. for 62 days.
Salop. John de Lodelowe knight and Robert de Kendale knight the same.
Worcestershire. Richard Fyton knight and John Beauchamp the same.
Gloucestershire. John Thorp and William Whitenton the same.
Herefordshire. Peter de la Mare knight and Edmund de Brugge knight 25l. 12s. for 64 days.
Huntingdonshire. William Moyne and John Wauton 23l. 4s. for 58 days.
Cambridgeshire. Henry Englys and Roger Herlaston the same.
Middlesex. John de Saunford and Thomas de Farndon 21l. 12s. for 54 days.
Kent. John de Frenyngham and James de Pekham 23l. 4s. for 58 days.
Norffolk. Hamon de Felton and John de Mauteby 24l. for 60 days.
Suffolk. Richard de Waldegrave knight and John de Sutton the same.
Hertfordshire. Nicholas fitz Symond and John Quenyld 22l. 8s. for 56 days.
Essex. Robert de Marny knight and John de Bampton the same.
Surrey. Nicholas Carreu and John de Kyngesfold the same.
Sussex. William Percy and Nicholas Wilcombe the same.
Wiltesir. Philip Fitz Waryn and Nicholas Bonham 24l. for 60 days.
Somerset. Maurice Wythe knight and Walter Bluet knight the same.
Dorset. Edmund fitz Herbert knight and Edward de Cerne knight the same.
The county of Suthampton. Maurice de Bruyn knight and Ralph de Norton knight 23l. 4s. for 58 days.
Devon. Thomas de la Pomeray and Martin Fereres 25l. 12s. for 64 days.
Cornwall. Richard Cergeaux and Nicholas Wampford 28l. for 70 days.
[Prynne, Parliamentary Writs, iv. p. 323.]
To John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre or his representative in the duchy. Like writ for 26l. 8s. for 66 days in favour of John Boteler and Nicholas de Haveryngton knights of the shire for the duchy.
[Ibid. p. 326.]
To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne. Like writ in favour of John de Bulkham and Richard de Stanhop burgesses for 14l., namely 2s. a day each for 70 days.
The following have the like writs:
Oxford. William de Codeshale and John Gibbes burgesses 11l. 12s. for 58 days.
Norhampton. Robert Eketon and Richard Ostiler burgesses the same.
Bedeford. Henry Hunte and Henry Weste burgesses the same.
Walyngford. Thomas Reynald and Richard atte Felde burgesses the same.
Shrewsbury. William de Longnolre and Reynold Mutton burgesses 12l. 8s. for 62 days.
Worcester. Richard de Norton and John Goldsmyth citizens the same.
Hereford. John Baillif and Richard Asshe citizens 12l. 16s. for 64 days.
Devises. Thomas Fayrdame and John Gilbert burgesses 12l. for 60 days.
Bath. John Dacton and Richard Bedel citizens 12l. for 60 days.
Grymesby. William de Wele and Robert de Reddebourne burgesses 12l. 16s. for 64 days.
[Ibid.]

Footnotes

  • 1. It is at present to be seen in the Museum of the Public Record Office, Pedestal, no. 6.