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Close Rolls, Richard II: September 1378

Pages 158-159

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

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September 1378

Membrane 26.
Sept. 27.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Thames, the keepers or farmers of that town for the time being. Order of the farm of the town to pay to Walter Whithors the king's esquire 40 marks a year for life and the arrears since Michaelmas last, according to the king's grant of 2 February last.
Et erat patens.
Sept. 30.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of the city of York for the time being. Order to pay to Walter Whithors the late king's yeoman 5 marks a year and the arrears since 17 March last, according to a grant of the late king, made to him for life, of the rent of 5 marks a year in the city of York which Roger Sturdy had for life by the said king's grant, dated 27 December 21 Edward III and confirmed by the king on the date aforesaid.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 4.
Westminster.
To the true men of the town of Appelby co. Westmorland for the time being. Order of the farm of that town to pay to John de Welton 20 marks a year for life and the arrears since 4 March last, according to the king's confirmation on that date of a grant made to him by the late king for good service.
Et erat patens.
To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset for the time being. Order to pay to John de Foxle knight the arrears since 8 March last as well of 40l. a year granted him by the late king for life or until the king should take other order for his estate, for good service and to support the order of knighthood which he received from the said king, as of 20l. a year likewise granted him by the late king, and henceforward to pay him 60l. a year, according to the king's confirmation of the date aforesaid.
Et erat patens.
Sept. 30.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suthampton for the time being. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning a grant made by the late king for good service to John de Foxle his yeoman of the keeping of Fremantel park for life, taking such wages as Simon Bacoun had by the said king's grant, namely 3d. a day and 13s. 4d. a year for his gown, which grant the king confirmed on 8 March last, except the said gown or any sum for the same.
Et erat patens.
Sept. 27.
Westminster.
To John Carnelle escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the manor and advowson of Benifeld, a messuage, 100 acres of land and the moiety of one virgate in the said manor excepted, delivering to Alice late the wife of Ralph Basset of Sapcot knight any issues thereof taken since her husband's death; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that the said Ralph held the premises jointly with the said Alice by feoffment of John de Heton parson of Benifeld and others to them and the heirs male of their bodies, and that the same are held of others than the king.
To John Poucher escheator in Lincolnshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, in regard to the castle and manor of Castylbitham, the manors of Estbytham, Counthorp, Corby and Southwythom, a moiety of the manor of Careby, the manor of Cheyle in Holand, and a messuage and one carucate of land in Westyrkele; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken by the escheator, that Ralph Basset of Sapcot knight held no lands in that county in chief in his demesne as of fee, but held the said castle, manors and moiety jointly with Alice his wife by feoffment of Richard de Leycestre late parson of Castre and others to them and the heirs male of their bodies, the manor of Cheyle likewise by like feoffment of John de Heton parson of Benyfeld and others, and the premises in Westyrkele in right of the said Alice, and that the same are held of others than the king.
To John Carnelle escheator in Roteland. Like order in regard to 3s. of rent in Ocham held by the said Ralph in right of his said wife of others than the king.
To Walter Holt of Bermyngham escheator in Leycestershire. Like order in regard to the manor of Bredon with members and appurtenances in Somerby, Little Dalby, Holwell and Abketelby, held (as the last).
Sept. 27.
Westminster.
To John Carnelle escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to take of Alice who was wife of Ralph Basset of Sapcote knight an oath that she shall not marry without the king's licence, and in presence of Lawrence de Ditton knight who has taken to wife Alice daughter and one of the heirs of the said Ralph who is of full age, and of the next friends of Richard son of Henry son of John de Grey of Codenore who has taken to wife Elizabeth his daughter and other heir who is within age, to assign her dower of her husband's lands.
To Walter Holt of Bermyngham escheator in Leycestershire. Like order to assign dower to the said Alice, of whom the king has commanded an oath to be taken by John Carnelle.
The like to John Grisle escheator in Staffordshire.