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Close Rolls, Richard II: April 1378

Pages 130-133

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

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April 1378

April 17.
Westminster.
Richard de Notyngham citizen of London to Robert Maunsell citizen and mercer. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Note that this recognisance was taken by the chancellor.
John Pecche citizen of London to Hugh Bures, his heirs and assigns. Charter indented of a messuage, 250 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, 12 acres of wood, 50s. of rent and a rent of 42 hens and 300 eggs in Lullyngeston Payforer, subject to a yearly rent of 20l. to the grantor, his heirs and assigns, payment to begin on the morrow of the close of Easter next, power being reserved to enter again and thrust out the grantees if that rent be four days in arrear. Witnesses: Richard Mabank, Stephen Edolf, Robert Curteys, John Chapmanesford (Schapmansford), William de Eton, John de Eton, Roger Kirkeby of Horton. Dated Lullyngston aforesaid, Saturday the eve of Easter 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties in the chancery at Westminster, 22 April.
Hugh Bures to John Costantyn, Edmund del Clay and Richard Pecche, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of a messuage, 250 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow, 12 acres of wood, 50s. of rent and a rent of 42 hens and 300 eggs in Lullyngeston Payforer, and of all reversions, rights etc. in that town sometime in the seisin of William Chelesfeld or of William Payforer and Lora his wife; and the grantor has put them in possession of the premises as well by livery of seisin as by attornment of tenants whatsoever. Witnesses (as the last). Dated Lullyngeston aforesaid, Thursday in Easter week 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 April.
Ivo son and heir of Ivo de Fulham to William Halden, William de Cressewyke and Roger parson of St. Michael Crokedlane London, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all the lands etc. in the parish of Fulham which descended to the grantor after his father's death, and the reversion of a meadow called the Vanne held by Warin de Insula knight for a term of six years, except a garden called the Gylehawe, two small crofts thereto attached called the Pyghteles, 8½ acres of land held by John Saunford, and a small meadow called the 'Brokemede' containing 3 roods enclosed by hedges and ditches, of which garden etc. Sir William Shirbourne rector of Fulham, John Saunford, William Burley of London 'masoun' and William Baker the rector's bailiff are enfeoffed. Witnesses: John Boterwyk, John Saunford, Thomas Wendon, Henry Mort. Dated London, 25 April 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 April.
April 30.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of Redyng. Nomination of John Stacy to receive the pension wherein the abbot by reason of his new creation is bound to one of the king's clerks. By p.s. [320 (fn. 1).]
John Lodelowe knight to Sir John de Hopton knight, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of a yearly rent of 40 marks to be taken of the manors of Hopton co. Salop and Staunton co. Hereford, granted by John de Hopton to the said John Lodelowe and William de Halghton by writing acknowledged in chancery 4 July 50 Edward III. Dated Hopton, 5 May 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 May.
June 11.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Essex. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Clement Spice, John Smyth of Lallyng and John Briggeman of Lallyng of Essex, in favour of Maurice Hierde at suit of John Pot for leaving his service at Norton before the term agreed.
Membrane 7d.
April 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Edmund Burdenell of Norhamptonshire, Adam Pope of Middlesex, William de Paynehert and William Dulwell of Oxfordshire, in favour of Hugh Caudelaue ordered to find mainpernors that he should do no hurt to John Corby clerk.
March 21.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Walter, John Baudewyne of Mordon, Robert de Grandon and William Dale of Orewell of Cambridgeshire, in favour of John Baunebury chaplain at suit of John Dengayne knight for trespass, and order to set the said chaplain free if taken for that cause.
April 4.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Sussex. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Kent of the parish of St. Benet in Baynardcastell ward London 'taillour,' John Gledewissh of London and John Scryveyne 'the parishclerk of Seint Edmund in Lumbardstrete London,' in favour of John Bisshop chaplain at suit of Robert vicar of Ticheshurst for trespass.
March 17.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Surrey. Order by mainprise of John Clopton, William Clenche, Hugh de Miton of Middlesex and William Crouche of London 'mercer' to set free John Pollard of Sanderstede, imprisoned in Guldeford castle at suit of Walter Fodryngay for ejecting the plaintiff from his tenement in Croydone.
March 9.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norffolk. Like order, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Drake, John Seyne, Adam Drake clerk and John Router 'spicer' of Norffolk, in favour of John Josep imprisoned at suit of John Edward citizen of Norwich for leaving his service at Norwich before the term agreed.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of Leycestre. Nomination of John Stacy to receive the pension wherein the abbot by reason of his new creation is bound to one of the king's clerks. (fn. 2)
To John Carnelle escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to cause Robert son and heir of Nicholas de Luyton, tenant by knight service of the heir of William Maureward knight late a minor in the wardship of the late prince of Wales, to have seisin of his father's lands; as he has proved his age before Roger Keterich escheator in Hertfordshire, and the king has taken his fealty.
Vacated, because below.
April 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of William Arundell 'cordewaner,' Richard Pyrye 'cordewaner,' Richard Yeman 'cordewaner' and Thomas de Ledebury 'cordewarner' of the city of London to set free John Gravenyng of London, imprisoned in Neugate in default of finding mainpernors upon information received that he purposed to pass to foreign parts in order to prosecute many things to the prejudice of the king and many of the people, and for that by malice of certain his enemies it was laid against him that he was French by birth.
April 5.
Westminster.
To Adam Louekyn, William Tonge, Thomas Welforde, Robert Lucas, John Haddele, John Norhampton, John Organ and John Sely, collectors in the city of London of two fifteenths granted to the king by the commons of England. Writ of prohibition, forbidding them to lay any charge upon any ecclesiastical person contrary to the liberty of the church and other than ought to be and used to be done heretofore, and ordering them to revoke any such innovation begun or attempted, to restore any money, distress or pledge taken of such persons, and to certify the cause thereof to the king or council by Friday next; as by report and complaint of the prelates and clergy it has come to the king's ears that the collectors have begun innovations to the prejudice of the liberty of the church, and have contrary to the king's intent and to the form of the grants made in parliament distrained divers ecclesiastical persons dwelling in the said city to contribute to the fifteenths falling upon laymen of the goods arising from the benefices, offices and services whereby they live, which are taxed with the clergy and used never to be taxed among laymen, wherefore petition is made to the king for remedy; and the king is sworn to preserve the liberty of the church. By C.
[Fœdera.]
April 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John de Stratton lord of Landiras, John Stebenhithe and Robert de Clopton of London, in favour of Robert Bernewelle 'scryveyn' at suit of Alexander Stacyner of Cantebrigge for leaving plaintiff's service; and order to set him free if imprisoned for that cause.
May 22.
Westminster.
Edmund Dauvers to William Hervy. Recognisance for 40 marks, to be levied etc. in Berkshire.
Defeasance thereof, upon condition that the said William, his heirs and assigns, shall peaceably hold a messuage in the city of London which he has by feoffment of the said Edmund.
May 24.
Westminster.
John de Staunford the younger to Margaret who was wife of Richard Pacard of Colcestre. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. in Essex.
April 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Stafford. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Burgyloun, William Walsale, Nicholas Hampton and Robert Russell of Staffordshire, in favour of Richard de Burmyncham clerk, John Filot clerk, John de Ibstoke, John Pety and John Frensheman indicted, by procurement of their enemies as it is shewn on their behalf, for abetting in the death of John Bowyere of Lichefeld slain by Thomas Rogerisservant Marchal of Walsale, who is not yet convicted, and for harbouring the said Thomas, and the said Richard for harbouring the other defendants, according to the statute of Westminster containing that those so indicted shall be replevisable until the principals be convicted.

Footnotes

  • 1. The warrant, dated 12 April, directs that a writ shall issue as soon as the creation of an abbot shall be known.
  • 2. See p.s. 234, and note above.