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Close Rolls, Richard II: October 1378

Pages 159-162

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. 5.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of the city of York for the time being. Order to pay to the dean and college of the free chapel of St. Stephen within Westminster palace 35l. 14s. 7d. a year with arrears for the time of the king and of the late king; as the late king granted to them and their successors the 40 marks a year which John de Melton took for life of his grant of the farm of that city, and 9l. 15d. which the citizens used to pay yearly to the exchequer over and above all assignments made upon the said farm, until provision should be made them by the king or his heirs of other rents to the value aforesaid; and the king has confirmed that grant. By C.
Oct. 8.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer of Ireland and to the chamberlains for the time being. Order, upon petition of Robert de Lithum clerk, to search the rolls of that exchequer touching his account rendered and, if assured that any sums of money were allowed him for his wages, order to the treasurer and chamberlains to pay the arrears thereof, or make him an assignment for the same; as he has shewn the king that, when Robert de Assheton was the late king's justice in Ireland, the petitioner was by advice of the council there and by the late king's commission appointed clerk to pay wages to men at arms, hobblers and archers, horse and foot, as well those abiding in the company of the said justice over and above the number specified in an indenture between the king and himself as those abiding elsewhere in Ireland in the said king's service at his wages, and to take in that office the wages and fees accustomed and in his commission contained, and that although he rendered a true account at the said exchequer, and the said wages were allowed him, he has yet received nought thereof, but they are wholly in arrear.
Oct. 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Salop for the time being. Order to pay to Hugh Cheyne the late king's esquire 7½d. a day and arrears since 6 May last, according to letters patent of the late king granting him for life the keeping of Shrewsbury castle with the fees and profits to that office pertaining, as Master John Wyndesore had the same by the said king's grant; as on the date aforesaid the king confirmed that grant, retaining the said Hugh with him, and willed that he should take 7½d. a day for keeping the said castle.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 2.
Westminster.
To the receiver, farmer, bailiff or other the king's ministers of Walyngford for the time being. Like order of the profits pertaining to the castle and lordship of Walyngford to pay to John de Remyngton the king's yeoman 10l. a year and arrears since 11 May last, on which day the king by advice of the council granted him that yearly sum for life of the profits aforesaid.
Oct. 20.
Gloucester.
Order to the sheriff of Lincoln to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Robert de Holme, who is insufficiently qualified.
Membrane 25.
Oct. 2.
Westminster.
To Nicholas Brembre mayor of the city of London and escheator therein. Order to deliver during pleasure to Reymunda de Bourk the king's damsel a dwelling house in the parish of Allhallows the Less London which was of Alice de Perers, namely that wherein Nicholas her chaplain dwells, without rendering aught to the king, provided she keep the same without waste, perform the king's services (realia servicia) and bear other charges thereupon. By bill of the treasurer.
Oct. 6.
Westminster.
To the webbers of London for the time being. Writ de intendendo, directing them of the farm of their guild to pay to the abbot and monks of St. Mary Graces by the Tower of London 20 marks a year and the arrears since 8 June 27 Edward III, according to the late king's letters patent of that date, confirmed by the king on 5 November last, granting to them and their successors in frank almoin to increase their maintenance 20 marks a year which the webbers rendered at the exchequer for the said farm.
Et erat patens.
Sept. 25.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cumberland for the time being. Order to pay to John de Dene for life fees and wages for keeping the gate of Karliol castle, according to letters patent of the late king, confirmed by the king, granting him for good service the office aforesaid and such fees and wages as Thomas del Ewerie used to take by the said king's grant.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London and Middlesex for the time being. Order of the farm or issues of the said city and county to pay to the prior and convent of Holy Trinity London and to their successors 100s. a year and the arrears for the time of the king and of the late king, according to letters patent of the late king which the king has confirmed. By witness of John Fordham.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Oxford and Berkes for the time being. Order to pay to Roger Cheyne 10l. a year and arrears from 6 May last, according to the king's confirmation on that date of a grant made to him by the late king for life or until the king should take other order for his estate.
Oct. 9.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York for the time being. Order to pay to John le Wodeward of Raskelf 3d. a day for life and the arrears since 17 March last, according to letters patent of the late king, confirmed on the date aforesaid by the king, granting him 3d. a day for life for good service, and especially for that in the late king's service his eyes were thrust out and his tongue and fingers cut off by evildoers in the forest of Galtres when he was one of the foresters there.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 22.
Gloucester.
To the keeper of the king's manor of Eltham for the time being. Order to pay to John de Beverley the late king's esquire 3d. a day and arrears since 15 March last, according to letters patent of 26 February 43 Edward III, confirmed on the date aforesaid by the king, granting to the said John the office of parker of Eltham parks for life and 3d. a day in that office.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 25.
Gloucester.
To the farmers or tenants of the manor of Hedyngton, of the king's hundred of Bolyngdon and of his hundred without the north gate of the town of Oxford for the time being. Order to pay to John de Beverle the late king's esquire 81l. a year for life and the arrears since 15 [March last]; as by letters patent of 30 January 46 Edward III and 9 April 49 Edward III respectively, confirmed (as the last), the late king granted to the said John and Amice his wife for the life of either or until he should take other order for their estate 27l. a year of the fee farm of the premises by the hands of Richard Dammory or of other the farmers thereof, and granted to the said John for life or until etc. after the said Richard's death the residue of that fee farm amounting in all to 81l. a year, with remainder to the king and his heirs of 54l. a year after the said John's death, and of 27l. a year after the death of the said John and Amice.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 28.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of York to cause a verderer in the forest of Galtres to be elected instead of Robert de Rouclyf knight, who is sick and aged.