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Close Rolls, Richard II: November 1378

Pages 165-167

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

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March 1379

Nov. 12.
Gloucester.
To Gilbert Wace escheator in Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Order to take of Katherine who was wife of Thomas Besiles knight an oath that she shall not marry without the king's licence, and in presence of the next friends of her husband's heir to assign her dower of his lands.
Nov. 14.
Gloucester.
To Walter de Craunford escheator in Bukinghamshire. Order, in presence of Thomas earl of Bukingham the king's uncle, to whom the late king committed the wardship thereof, to assign to Juliana who was wife of Richard Vernoun knight, tenant by knight service of the heirs of Humphrey de Bohun earl of Essex and Hereford who are within age and in the king's wardship, dower of the manor of Pichecote; as the king has taken of her an oath that she shall not marry without his licence.
Nov. 22.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne, and to the keepers of the passage there. Order to suffer wool, woolfells and hides whatsoever in that port to pass to the staple of Calais as used before to be done, the customs and subsidies being first paid, notwithstanding that for particular causes set forth and agreed in the last parliament the king lately ordered them to suffer none to pass thither or to any foreign parts until further order. By C.
The like to the collectors etc. in the following ports:
The town of St. Botolph.
Kyngeston upon Hull.
Great Jernemuth.
Lenne.
Gippewich.
London.
Sandewich.
Cicestre.
Suthampton.
Exeter.
Bristol.
Melcombe.
Nov. 22.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne, and to the keepers of the passage there. Order, by advice of the council, to suffer merchandise whatsover pertaining to the staple to pass in that port as used before to be done, the customs being first paid and the subsidy of 6d. in the pound of all merchandise imported or exported except wool, woolfells, hides and wine, as granted in the last parliament, notwithstanding that for particular causes etc. the king lately ordered them to suffer none to pass to Calais or other foreign parts until further order.
The like to the collectors etc. in the port of St. Botolph and eleven other ports (as in the last).
Memorandum (in margin) that the above shall not be sent among the estreats, for that commissions are being made to particular collectors, as appears in the Fine Roll for this year, and these are being sent among the estreats.
Nov. 26.
Westminster.
To the abbess and convent of Wherewell. Nomination of Alice de Parys, daughter of John de Parys, to be a nun in that abbey, commanding them to admit her unless since the coronation another has been admitted at the king's nomination; as the king is informed that by law and the custom of the crown it pertains to him after his coronation to nominate a fit person to the said abbey, which is of the foundation of his forefathers and of his patronage. By p.s. [557.]
Et erat patens.
Nov. 26.
Westminster.
To Roger Juyl collector of the issues of the stampage of tin in Cornwall, or to the warden of the stannary. Order, so long as he shall stand in office and until provision be made for William de Monte Acuto now earl of Salisbury of 200 marks a year of land and rent in lieu thereof, to pay him 200 marks a year, and the arrears for Easter and Michaelmas terms last, according to letters patent of 18 March 11 Edward III granting to William de Monte Acuto, whom the late king then made earl of Salisbury, and to the heirs male of his body, to maintain the estate and honour of earl and support the charges incumbent thereupon, 1,000 marks a year of the issues of the said stampage, namely 800 marks a year until the castle and manor of Troubrigge, the manors of Aldeburne, Ambresbury and Wynterburn co. Wiltesir, Caneford co. Dorset and Hengstregge and Chalton co. Somerset should come to his hands, the same being then held for life by John de Warenna earl of Surrey and Joan his wife with reversion to the king, which reversion the said king granted to the said William, and 200 marks a year until provision should be made for him or his heirs by the said king or his heirs of other 200 marks a year of land or rent; as possession of the said castle and manors has been obtained by the now earl, being son and heir of the said first earl, and payment of the said 800 marks a year has long ceased. By C.
Et erat patens.