Close Rolls, Richard II: January 1379

Pages 168-169

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

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January 1379

Jan. 12.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Sandewich. Order, upon petition of Thomas Chosull, Richard Stevenson, William Tolymond, John de Holmeton, William Bore, William del Hous, Thomas Parker, Richard de Neuton, Robert Leaute, John Slory, John Perkyn, Thomas Frank and John de Sutton merchants, to view letters of cocket in their hands and, if assured that in the town of St. Botolph they paid the custom and subsidy upon certain wool of theirs there laded in a ship called 'la Cristofre' of Cerece to be taken to Calais, and that their statements are true, to suffer them at reasonable cost to lade the same in another ship and take it thither without a second payment, receiving of them the letters of cocket aforesaid and making them other letters of the cocket in the port of Sandewich; as their petition shews that the said ship was driven by a storm to Dele between Dovorre and Sandewich and there wrecked, save that the persons and merchandise therein came safe to land.