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Close Rolls, Richard II: December 1378-January 1379

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

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December 1378-January 1379

Jan. 10.
Westminster.
To the king's receiver of Cornwall for the time being. Order to pay to Rothelyn Dostry 10l. a year and arrears, according to divers letters patent of E. prince of Wales granting him 10l. a year for life, confirmed by the king when prince, and further confirmed on 22 March last.
Et erat patens.
1378.
Dec. 11.
Westminster.
To Robert de Loxle escheator in Sussex. Order to cause William brother and heir of John de Fienles son and heir of William de Fienles knight to have seisin of his father's lands; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty, and the said John died a minor in the king's wardship. By p.s. [575.]
To Roger Keterich escheator in Essex. Like order; as the said William has proved his age before Robert de Loxle.
The like to the following:
John Salveyn escheator in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Thomas de Illeston escheator in the county of Suthampton.
1379.
Jan. 12.
Westminster.
To the keeper, farmers, bailiffs or reeves of the lordship of Weysford in Ireland for the time being. Order until the lawful age of the heir of John de Hastynges earl of Pembroke to pay by indenture to John Botelston 10l. a year and the arrears thereof since 27 November in the first year of the reign, and to suffer him to have the fees and profits of old time belonging to his office of serjeant; as on 10 January 50 Edward III the late king granted to him for good service the constableship of Weysford castle and the office of chief serjeant of that county, which are in the king's hands by the earl's death and by reason of his heir's nonage, until the lawful age of the heir, taking 10l. a year as his fee for the constableship, and the fees and profits aforesaid; and on 27 November aforesaid the king confirmed that grant.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 20.
1378.
Dec. 15.
Westminster.
To James le Botiller earl of Ormond justice of Ireland. Order by advice of the council, for particular causes laid before the king and council, not to proceed to the delivery of any who were indicted before Nicholas de Dagworth in Ireland by virtue of the king's commission to him, and not to suffer others so to proceed until the justices who shall be by the king appointed for their delivery shall come out of England. By bill endorsed by the council.
The like to the keeper of the great seal in Ireland.
Dec. 15.
Westminster.
To James le Botiller earl of Ormond justice of Ireland. Writ of supersedeas, and order, if the suit pertains to the king only, by security, bail or mainprise to set free Robert Stakpolle, Edmund Berle, John Passavaunt, John Beek, Walter Passavaunt the elder, John Foylle, Simon Hirdman, John Burley 'glover,' John Hyncle the elder, Richard Batyn, John Holdfast, Henry Waleys, John Waryn, Roger Beek, Adam Boydon, John Boydon, John Willy, Roger Morton, Richard Bertram, William Bertram, William Leyngh', Thomas Barbour, William Bowyer, John Blossum, John Olyver, John Whyt 'smyth,' Robert Hyncle, Robert Haydon, John Babe, Walter Passavaunt the younger, William Frere, Richard Harburgh, William Wargan, Thomas Humwyn, William Hirdman, Robert Peres, John Hulle, John Holm of the Cokstret, Richard Clerk of Tauelaghym, Walter Rede 'glover,' Robert Loghteburgh, Reynold Talbot, Richard Whit and William Stapolyn, who were aiding Nicholas de Dagworth in matters whereof by the king's commission he had to make inquisition in Ireland touching matters which concern the king's right; as the king is informed that by malice and procurement of certain who for so aiding bear them ill will divers persons are indicted, some of them for felonies and treasons whereof they are not guilty.
Vacated, because on the dorse of this roll.
1379.
Jan. 6.
Windsor.
To William Berard escheator in Norffolk and Suffolk. Order to suffer the prior and convent of the abbey of St. Edmund to have the keeping of the abbey, now void by the death of John the last abbot, and the temporalities thereof, and free administration and disposal of the goods and property thereto belonging, not meddling with the same by reason of this vacancy, according to letters patent of 20 May 32 Edward I, whereby that king granted to the prior and convent the keeping and administration aforesaid at every vacancy, saving to the king knights' fees held of the abbey and advowsons falling in during vacancies, so that rents and services of such fees should remain to the prior and convent, and saving likewise escheats, which at the end of every vacancy after the fealty of the abbot elect and confirmed or appointed should be delivered to the abbot, prior and convent, rendering 1,200 marks to the king for every vacancy whether it should endure one whole year or less, 600 marks at the end of the first half year and 600 marks at the end of the year, and if longer in proportion; and the said king willed that no sheriff, escheator, bailiff or minister of the king should by reason of a vacancy meddle in the keeping of the abbey, the cells, manors, property or goods thereof, except that at the beginning of every vacancy the escheator or other minister should within the abbey gates take a simple seisin in name of the king's lordship and forthwith depart taking nought away, so that he should not abide there longer than one day nor leave any substitute in his room. Proviso that a simple seisin be taken as aforesaid; and order to remove the king's hand if the abbey or temporalities be taken into his hand, restoring any issues so taken, but keeping in his hand during the vacancy any lands acquired since the date aforesaid.
The like to the following, omitting the above proviso:
John Philipot mayor of the city of London and escheator therein.
John Poucher escheator in Lincolnshire.
John Carnel escheator in Norhamptonshire.
Roger Keterich escheator in Essex and Hertfordshire.
Ralph Wyke escheator in Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.
Jan. 30.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to set free from Neugate prison John Forton and Christopher (fn. 1) Bogeys the king's lieges of the city of Bordeaux, imprisoned for that they came to England with certain things unacceptable to the king and realm in the company of the dean of St. Emilion (Sancti Milionis). By p.s. [606.]
Membrane 19.
Jan. 23.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cicestre. Order to deliver to Rombold filtz Arnaud the master and to the seamen thereof or to their attorneys a barge of the count of Flanders called 'la Seinte Marie' and the merchandise therein, except victuals, armour and artillery whatsoever which the king's will is to keep to his use, saving to the master and seamen victuals for their sustenance and freight for the things so kept, and order to deliver the same to the keeping of Richard atte Halle and John atte Hyde collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of Cicestre; as on behalf of Michael le Boom and Nicasius de Lisle the elder merchants of Flanders petition is made to the king for delivery of that barge and merchandise, shewing that they caused the same to be laded at Lescluse in Flanders to be taken to Rochel, and that it is arrested and detained in the port aforesaid; and the king would deal generously with them according to the concord between the late king and the count. The king has commanded the said collectors to receive the victuals etc. as aforesaid. By C.
Jan. 23.
Westminster.
To Richard atte Halle and John atte Hyde (as above). Order to receive the victuals, armour and artillery whatsoever in a barge (as above), and keep them to the king's use until further order, saving (as above), and by advice of the council to pay the master and seamen in aid of their expenses for their long delay in the port of Cicestre 17 marks for 34 days; as the said barge has been there arrested and detained, and the king has commanded the mayor and bailiffs of that city to deliver the same to the master and seamen with the merchandise therein, except the victuals etc. aforesaid. By C.

Footnotes

  • 1. Cristoll in the warrant (French), which is dated January 25.