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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. 11.
Westminster.
John Freman of Foulmere and Thomas his son to William Bateman. Recognisance for 20 marks, to be levied etc. in Cambridgeshire.
John Hert vicar of Cranebroke of Kent, sometime rector of Crokeston (Crokston), to Richard de Ravenser archdeacon of Lincoln, John Holt, Thomas de Pynchebek, John Alkebarowe, Richard de la Launde and Philip de Tylnay, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the manor of Northwythum co. Lincoln and all lands in Northwythum, Colsterworth and elsewhere in Lincolnshire sometime of Anketin de Houby knight which the grantor had jointly with Lawrence de Brendele knight by feoffment of John son of Robert le Hert of Faversham. Witnesses: Ralph Basset knight lord of Bytham, Simon Simeon, John de Hengham of Corby, Geoffrey de Brunne and Richard Cole of Thurleby. Dated Northwythum, Sunday before St. Thomas the Apostle 1 Richard II.
John Hert (as above) to Richard de Ravenser archdeacon of Lincoln, John Holt, Thomas de Pynchebek, John Alkebarowe, Richard de la Launde and Philip de Tylnay, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Northwythum and lands in Northwythum, Colsterworth and elsewhere in Lincolnshire which he had (as in the last). Dated Northwythum, Saturday after St. Scolastica 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 11 February.
Edward Payn to John atte Forde of Holwelle, William le Eryssch and Philip le Eryssch, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the manor of Emundesham. Witnesses: John atte Hale, John Hamely knights, John Plecy, William Beauboys, John Beauboys, Henry Baret, Peter Plecy. Dated Emundesham, Sunday after Michaelmas 48 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 February this year.
Indenture made between Sir John Pecham clerk, William Brenchesle and Thomas Wallere of the one part and Sir Thomas Colpepir and Eleanor his wife of the other part, witnessing the grant of a yearly rent of 100l. of all lands in Kent which the first parties have by feoffment of Sir Thomas, under a condition for defeasance thereof, provided Sir Thomas and Eleanor shall peaceably hold the manors of Hardessel (Hardesshelle) [and] Onsteleye co. Warwyk and Asshene co. Norhampton which they have by fine levied in the king's court not being put out by the heirs of Sir Thomas or of Sir John de Hardesshulle. And in name of seisin they have paid Sir Thomas and Eleanor half a mark. Dated 26 January 1 Richard II. French.
Indenture made between (the same parties), witnessing the grant of a like rent of all lands in Sussex which the first parties have by feoffment of Sir Thomas Colpepir, under a like condition for defeasance thereof. And they have paid half a mark in name of seisin. Dated (as the last). French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing indentures by the said John, William and Thomas Waller, 12 February.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
William de Monte Acuto earl of Salisbury to Richard earl of Arundell. Recognisance for 2,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Somerset.
Membrane 14d.
Edmund filz Herberd knight to William de Wenlok clerk, his heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the purparty of lands etc. which he has in the town and soken of Luton co. Bedford, with wards, marriages etc. Witnesses: Sir John de Clynton, Sir Thomas de Hoo, Sir William de Hoo, Sir Philip de Lymbury, Sir Richard de Haveryng knights, Alexander Stoppesley, Thomas Stoppesley, John del Hay, Ralph son of Richard, William Camvylle, John atte Park, Hugh atte Spitille. Dated Luton, 5 February 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 February.
John de Scures, son and heir of John de Scures knight (militis), to William de Wykeham bishop of Winchester. General release of all actions real and personal. Dated Suthwerk, 5 February 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 February.
Indenture made between Thomas de Harecourt knight of the one part and Thomas de Asteley the younger, Elizabeth his wife and Ralph de Ferrariis knight of the other part, being a quitclaim with warranty to the said Ralph, Thomas de Asteley and Elizabeth and to the heirs and assigns of the said Elizabeth of the manor of Elenhale co. Stafford, now held for life by the said Ralph with reversion to them. Dated 4 February 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by Thomas de Harecourt, 7 February.
Ralph Skargyll and William atte Rodeston of the parish of Raygate to John Stacy clerk and William de Bentelay, and to the heirs and assigns of William de Bentelay. Charter with warranty of all lands in towns and places in the parish of Sutton, Chesewyke and Stronde co. Middlesex which the grantors had by feoffment of Richard Skargyll. Witnesses: John Butturwyk, John Sampford, John Gregory, John Hoberd, William Hoberd, Henry Mauncell. Dated Sutton, the eve of the Purification 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 February.
Feb. 9.
Westminster.
John Sondeye of London 'shipman' to Roger Beylham and Peter Lolleworth burgesses of Cantebrigge, Ralph Geddyng and Walter Rudham burgesses of Huntyngdon. Recognisance for 142l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
John Sonday 'schipman' now dwelling in Petywales citizen of London to Robert Beylham and Piers Lolleworth burgesses and merchants of Cambrugge, Ralph Geddyng and Walter Rudham burgesses and merchants of Huntyngdon. Bond in 142l. for money lent, payable 1 March. Dated 7 February 1 Richard II. French.
Indenture made between Robert Beilham and Piers Lolleworth burgesses and merchants of Cambrugge, Ralph Geddyng and Walter Rudham burgesses and merchants of Huntyngdon of the one part and John Sondaye 'schipman' now dwelling in Petywales citizen of London of the other part, witnessing an agreement by the said John to build a new vessel of good timber and planks called a 'balingere' with 42 oars of four 'stroke' of 'Englisshbord' and all the 'sterne' before 'Englisshbord' with ribs twelve feet long inside measure, finding all materials, a mast, sail, 'seilyerde,' oars, cables, ropes, three anchors with cables, one 'wyndas' and other gear, and grease (suesse) of mutton or beef fat (sue), and to launch the same in the river Thames by the 'Wollekaye' of London ready for the king's voyage when the admiral shall appoint or within forty days, so that the said burgesses and towns shall be excused toward the king and council of all damages, and that they shall pay the said John 70l. with 20s. and one 'cote' for courtesy, namely 10l. at the sealing hereof and 100s. or 10 marks every two weeks as he shall have occasion for the work; and defeasance of the foregoing bond and recognisance upon condition that the said John shall keep these covenants. Dated 10 February 1 Richard II. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by John Sonday of the foregoing bond, and of this indenture by the parties, 10 February.
John son of Thomas Morice of Cantebrigge to Dionysia who was wife of Thomas Morice of Cantebrigge his mother, her heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of all lands etc. wards, marriages etc. in Berkewey, Coknache, Cantebrigge and Trumpiton which were of his said father and ought to descend to him after her death. Witnesses: Hamon de War' of Bokelond, Thomas Ostiler of Berkewey, William de Horewode, John Berle 'draper,' John Corton of Cantebrigge. Dated Cantebrigge, Wednesday the eve of Allhallows 43 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 February this year.
William Castelacre to Robert Waryn of Offord, Geoffrey Hildegar, Robert de Huntyngdon, John Couesgrave of Eton and Thomas Walton of Upwode, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of 'Cleryvauxmaner,' 'Deenesmaner,' 'Prestelemaner,' 'Beaufoesmaner' and 'Croftesmaner' in Upwode, Wychampstede, Huntyngdon, Great Ravele, Great Stokton and Great Styuecle, of 22 messuages, 100 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow and 10 marks 2s. of rent in Huntyngdon, Bichampstede, Pirie, Wardebois, Haillweston, Delyngton, Wistowe, Heightmonde grove, Rameseye, Great Styuecle, Great Stokton and Great Ravele, and of a moiety of 'Nokesmaner' in Great Styuecle. Dated Great Styuecle, Friday after St. Hilary 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 February.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
Richard Craunford of Southnewenton of Oxfordshire to John de Beverlee. Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire.
Richard Craunford (as above) to John de Beverlee lord of Buckenhulle and Amice his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said John. Quitclaim with warranty of 40s. of yearly rent which the said Richard claimed as his heritage of lands by them held in Buckenhulle or Saxinton. Dated Westminster, the morrow of the Purification 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 February.
Membrane 13d.
Nicholas de Barenton to Nicholas fitz Richard, Richard atte More parson of Masschebury, William Louth parson of Plessitz, Hugh Peyntour parson of Landevelok and Sir John Andrewe chaplain, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands in Wrytelle and Rokeswelle which were of Sir Nicholas de Barenton of Hatfeld his ancestor. Dated Writelle, 23 January 1 Richard II. Witnesses: William Gyffard, Richard Stacy, John Comewelle, Ralph Rede, William Botyld. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 17 February.
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
John Prestecote to John de Folkyngham clerk. Recognisance for 10 marks, to be levied etc. in Devon.
Cancelled on payment.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the collectors in the diocese of Salisbury of two tenths granted to the king by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order, upon petition of John de Glatton prebendary of Hussheburne in the diocese of Winchester, if assured that Burbache chapel in the diocese of Salisbury is annexed to that prebend, that he has paid to the collectors in the diocese of Winchester the tenths falling upon the prebend and chapel, and that he and his predecessors have been used so to do time out of mind, to stay altogether their demand for payment; as he has shewn the king that the said prebend and chapel are extended at 80 marks a year, the prebend at 64 marks and the chapel at 16 marks, and that the collectors in the diocese of Salisbury are striving by ecclesiastical censures to compel him to pay tenths, as if the said chapel were one gross by itself, and as if he had paid no tenths thereupon in the diocese of Winchester. Proviso that he shall pay tenths in the latter diocese upon both prebend and chapel.
Adam Houton bishop of St. Davids to Sir Guy de Bryene knight, his heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the manor or town and mill of Haroldyston by the sea in Ros, the patronage of the church excepted. Witnesses: Sir John Joce, Sir Henry Wagan knights, Hugh Bromhulle, John Ace, John Abraham chaplains, John Howel, Morgan Gogh. Dated 4 February 1377, 1 Richard II.
Adam Houton bishop of St. Davids to John Whitelof and Simon David. Letter of attorney, appointing them to deliver to Guy de Briene knight seisin of the manor or town and mill of Haroldiston by the sea in Ros, the patronage of the church excepted. Dated 10 February 1377, 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and writing, 2 March.
Guy de Briane knight lord of Walwan's Castle in Wales to Master Adam Houton bishop of St. Davids, his heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the advowson of Malros church in the lordship of Walwan's Castle with the glebe, manse etc. to the rectory pertaining. Witnesses: Sir John Joce, Sir Henry Wogan knights, Hugh Bromhil, John Ace, John Abraham chaplains, John Howel, Morgan Gogh. Dated 4 February 1377, 1 Richard II.
Guy de Briane knight to Master Adam Hoton bishop of St. Davids. Licence to give the advowson of Haroldeston church, which is held of the said Guy, and the glebes and manse of the rectory within his lordship of Walwan's Castle in Ros, to the master and chaplains of the chantry of St. Mary by the church of St. Davids founded by John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre and by the said bishop, and to the said master and chaplains and their successors to appropriate that church and the church of Malros within the said lordship. Witnesses (as the last). Dated 4 February 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and writing, 4 March.
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Somerset. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Walter Hembury and Ralph Scotard of Gloucestershire, John Wysebeche of Cambridgeshire and John Chichestre of Dorset, in favour of Robert Snaylham parson of Hotton, William Morys, Richard Boltyng, Thomas Newman, John Romeseye and John Euy at suit of James fitz James for trespass.
John Foxle knight to John Frye clerk, Thomas Chater clerk, Thomas Thornden and William Olmestede, and to the heirs and assigns of the said William. Charter with warranty of the manor of Ewelme and a fourth part of the manor of Wykham co. Sussex. Witnesses: Nicholas Wilcoumbe, Robert Tawk, Thomas Rademolde, William Merlot the elder, William Merlot the younger, Thomas Blast. Dated Stenynge, Monday after Michaelmas 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 March.
March 12.
Westminster.
Simon de Leek knight and William de Leek to William son of John Moubray of Kirtelyngton knight. Recognisance for 160l., to be levied etc. in Notynghamshire.
Membrane 12d.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the collectors in Sussex in the diocese of Cicestre of two tenths granted to the king by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Order to stay until Michaelmas next their demand made upon Michael de Norburgh prebendary of Sutton by Sefford in Cicestre cathedral; as he has shewn the king that at the last landing of the king's enemies of France his prebendal house, corn and other goods and chattels to the value of 100l. were by them burned and wasted.
[ ] 20.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Order to arrest and detain until further order a ship, Hugh Jonesson master, now in the port of London it is said, which was taken at sea by the king's enemies and rescued by Richard Clayton of Yorkshire and John del Chambre of Cumberland. (Incomplete.)
Vacated, because otherwise below.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John de Chitterne clerk, John de Roderham clerk of Lincolnshire, John Knott of London 'taillour' and John Burfeld of London, in favour of Richard Pykot and Isabel his wife at suit of William de Warrewik clerk averring threats.
Jan. 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of John Vyne, Richard Caleys and Robert de Rysby of London, to set free Roger Side clerk, imprisoned in default of finding mainpernors, upon information received that he purposed to pass to foreign parts there to prosecute many things to the prejudice of the king and many of the people.
Feb. 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Hereford. Writ of supersedeas, by the same mainprise, upon petition of the prisoner shewing that the information was untrue.
William Merlot to William his son by Emma atte Hurst. Charter with warranty for life of a messuage, a curtilage, a toft, 60 acres of arable land and common of pasture thereto pertaining in Southwyke and Kyngeston by Shorham, namely the tenement sometime of Master Bernard Brokas, rendering to the grantor 4 marks a year, and one peppercorn yearly to his heirs after his death, and the said William shall not be troubled for waste. Witnesses: John Crouche, John Michel, William atte Huse, John Julle, John Bernard, Ralph Yder, John Barber. Dated Kyngeston, Monday after St. Dunstan 46 Edward III.
William Merlot to William his son by Emma atte Hurst. Confirmation of the foregoing gift; and grant with warranty of the premises to his said son and to the heirs of his body at the rents (above mentioned). Witnesses: John Wayvyle, John atte Hyde, John Benefeld, John Crouche, William atte Huse. Dated Kyngeston, Saturday the feast of St. Dunstan 49 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 13 March this year.
Feb. 25.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Hereford. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Woderoue of Oxfordshire, John Tauk of Sussex, Walter Willesdon and Robert Orchard of Somerset, in favour of Tangustilla who was wife and is executrix of Payn Hergast, at suit of John de Clanfowe knight for render of 39l.
Indenture made between Roger de Brimmisley of Brandeston chaplain and Robert Pegge of Prestwold, being a lease with warranty during the lessor's life of all the said Roger's lands etc. in Braundeston by Croxton, as well those which he had by gift of Edmund his late brother as those which descended to him by the said Edmund's death, saving to Richard de Braundeston clerk his term of eight years in the lands given as aforesaid, rendering to the lessor or to William de Wynslowe in the said William's house in Candelwykstrete London 4 marks a year. Dated Braundeston by Croxton, Saturday after St. Gregory 1 Richard II. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 15 March.