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Close Rolls, Richard II: October 1378

Pages 156-158

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

Oct. 22.
Gloucester.
To the keeper of the king's chace of Kyngeswode for the time being, or to his representative there. Order to cease from hindering Edmund son of Hugh Blount, cousin and heir of Edmund Blount lord of a moiety of the manor of Button within the said chace, from having the profit of woods, gorse and sea coals upon his own soil within his lordship, suffering him to have them without demand for chiminage for the same as he ought to have, and he and his ancestors lords of that moiety have heretofore been wont to have; as on behalf of the said Edmund it is shewn the king that the keeper is now newly hindering him from taking that profit unless he pay chiminage, although he and his ancestors time out of mind, when the chace was in the hands as well of Queen Philippa as of other lords, used without payment of chiminage or other custom to have, sell and carry away such woods, gorse and coals and make their profit thereof, praying for remedy; and by certificate of the auditors of the accounts of the said queen sent into chancery in 42 Edward III it is found that, after search of the rolls of her ministers' accounts in her lordship of Bristol and the said chace, it is not found that answer was made by the keepers of the chace or other ministers for any profit of chiminage therein.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 24.
Gloucester.
To the receiver, farmer, bailiff or other minister of the king's lordship of Walyngford for the time being. Order to pay to John de la Hay 100 marks a year and arrears, according to the king's grant made while prince to the said John for life for good service to the king and his father, and confirmed by letters patent of 22 March last.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 20.
Gloucester.
To the bailiffs of Worcester for the time being. Writ de intendendo, directing them of the farm of that city to pay to John de Beauchamp the late king's esquire 20l. a year; as at his petition, and for that he gave up in chancery to be cancelled letters patent granting him for life 6d. a day of the issues of Salop for keeping Bruggenorth castle, and other letters patent granting him for life at the exchequer 10 marks a year for good service so long as he should abide in the king's household and 10l. a year after he should withdraw therefrom with the king's leave, on 12 August 49 Edward III the late king granted him for life in recompense thereof 20l. a year of the farm aforesaid; and on 4 March last the king confirmed that grant, retaining the said John with him.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 25.
Gloucester.
To the keepers or farmers of the king's manor of Eltham for the time being. Order to pay to John de Beverle the late king's esquire 5l. 8s. 9d. a year for life and the arrears since 15 March last, according to a grant made to him on 30 September 47 Edward III of the residue of 15l. 8s. 9d. a year which he formerly took at the exchequer, confirmed on 15 March last by the king, who has retained the said John with him.
Et erat patens.
Note that here, namely 29 October this year, the great seal was delivered to Richard Lescrope knight the chancellor, as appears in a memorandum enrolled upon the Close Roll. (fn. 1)
Oct. 30.
Gloucester.
To the chamberlain of Caern[arvon] for the time being. Order to pay to William Wasteneys knight 40l. a year and arrears, according to a grant made to him for life by Edward prince of Wales, confirmed by the king while prince, and further confirmed on 22 March last.
Et erat patens.
Nov. 5.
Gloucester.
To William de Melton escheator in Yorkshire. Order in presence of William de Murrers, to whom the king has granted the wardship of two thirds of the manor of Faxflete and of 10 marks of rent in Dalton which were of John de Stryvelyn knight, to assign to Jacoba who was the said John's wife dower of all her husband's lands in the escheator's bailiwick, saving always her dower of other lands of her husband; as the king has taken of her an oath that she shall not marry without his licence.
Oct. 22.
Gloucester.
To John de Cavendissh and Robert Tresulian justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius to cause an inquisition which remains to be taken between the king and James Orell and Margaret his wife concerning a messuage, three tofts and fourteen bovates of land in Grymeston by Seteryngton, a messuage, eighteen tofts, a water mill, two carucates of land, and a wood called Lumberthwode in Frethby, the manor of Edelthorp, eight tofts, two carucates of land and 6 acres of meadow in Edelthorp, and three tofts and seven bovates of land in Berthorp, to be taken before one of the king's justices.

Footnotes

  • 1. See m. 25d. below.