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Close Rolls, Richard II: October 1377

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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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October 1377

Membrane 33.
Oct. 12.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Sandewich, and the collectors of customs and subsidies in that port. Order to suffer Henry Overbury, James van Affle, Henry van Heyth and Adam Botener there to lade their wool in another ship or ships, and without a second payment of custom or subsidy to take it over to Calais; as John Philipot one of the collectors in the port of London has witnessed in chancery that Henry Overbury there laded 8 sacks 25½ stone of wool in four sarplers, the said James 4 sacks 20 stone in two sarplers, Henry van Heyth 4 sacks 18½ stone in two sarplers, and the said Adam 4 sacks 23 stone in two sarplers to take to Calais, that the ship was by a storm wrecked in the port of Sandewich, and that the custom and subsidy were paid before the wool left the port of London. Proviso that no other wool be taken over by colour of this command.
Oct. 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Notyngham for the time being. Order to pay to Joan de Bredon, now wife of Donald de Hesilrig, the arrears since 25 June 33 Edward III of 10l. a year which the late king then granted her of the issues of that county for life or until he should take other order for her estate, and henceforth to pay her that yearly sum; as the king has confirmed the grant.
Oct. 24.
Westminster.
To the collectors or farmers of the customs in the port of Newcastle upon Tyne for the time being. Writ de intendendo, directing them to pay to John de Neville the arrears of 27l. 16s. 8½d. a year, and henceforth to pay him that yearly sum; as on 16 July in the 26th year of his reign, in exchange for the castle and manor of the Ermytage in Scotland which Ralph de Neville gave and rendered to him for 120l. a year of land and rent, the late king granted to the said Ralph in part of that sum the reversion of 90l 16s. 8d. which John Darcy took of the farm of Newcastle upon Tyne during the life of Mary de Sancto Paulo countess of Pembroke, and the reversion after the death of Richard de Denton of 27s. 0½d. of the cornage of Cumberland which the said Ralph was bound yearly to pay at the exchequer, granting that he and his heirs should take 120l. a year of the issues of the customs and subsidies aforesaid, 90l 16s. 8d. thereof until the first named reversion should come to his hands, 27s. 0½d. until the other should so come, and 27l. 16s. 8½d. until provision should be made him of so much a year of land and rent; and the 27s. 0½d., came to the said Ralph in his life time by the said Richard's death, and livery has been given to the said John as his son and heir of the 90l. 16s. 8d. by death of the said countess.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 32.
Sept. 10.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Illeston escheator in Kent. Order to take the fealties of William Makenade, James Wygod, John Isak of Brugge and Thomas Whatyndenne, to make a partition of the fifth part of 30l. of rent of the farm of the city of Canterbury taken into the late king's hand by the death of Idonia Messebergh, and to deliver their purparties to the said William, James and John and their respective wives and to the said Thomas, saving to the king their relief if it be due; as the king has learned by inquisition, taken at the late king's command, that at her death the said Idonia held no lands in that county in chief, but took yearly the fifth part aforesaid to her and her heirs as the fifth sister and one of the heirs of William Cundy of Sandewich to whom the late king granted the said rent, that Margery wife of William Makenade, Constance wife of the said James her sisters, Agnes wife of the said John being daughter of Margaret a third sister, and the said Thomas being son of Alice the fourth sister are her next heirs, the others of full age, and the said Thomas of the age of 13 years.
Oct. 1.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Lincoln for the time being. Order of the farm of the city to pay to a vicar in the church of St. Mary, celebrating for the souls of King Edward II, Queen Isabel and the late king, their ancestors and heirs and the faithful departed, 40s. yearly and arrears; as the dean and chapter of the said church granted that they should find a vicar so to do for ever at the nomination of the said king, his heirs and successors, the said king granting him that yearly sum of the farm of the city to increase his maintenance until other order should be taken concerning his estate; and the late king by letters patent of 20 March in the 20th year of his reign approved that grant.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 1.
Westminster.
To the weavers 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 of rent and arrears since 8 June 27 Edward III, on which date the late king granted the aforesaid rent to them and their successors in frank almoin.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 14.
Westminster.
To John Bygot escheator in Cumberland. Order to cause Peter Tylioll, son and heir of Robert Tilioll, 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. By p.s. [98.]
Oct. 10.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the chamberlains. Order to deliver to John Andrewe Coubrigge of Kermerdyn, master of a ship of Kermerdyn in Wales lately arrested for the king's service in the port of Bristol, or to Robert Mauncell citizen and mercer of London his attorney, 10l. for his wages and wages of the seamen thereof.
Oct. 13.
Westminster.
To Alan de Buxhull constable of the Tower of London, and to his lieutenant. Writ de intendendo, directing them to receive all prisoners that shall be delivered to them by John de Arundel marshal of England or his deputies, and keep such prisoners in custody in the Tower prison, delivering them again to the said marshal and his deputies when by him required. By the great council.
Oct. 15.
Westminster.
To William Bussy escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a messuage, a toft, two bovates of land and 8s. of rent in Appelby taken into the king's hand by the death of Joan Redemare, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as it is found by inquisition, by the escheator taken at the late king's command, that deceased held no lands in that county in chief. but held the premises of others than the king.
Oct. 18.
Westminster.
To Richard de Ravenser the king's clerk. Order to deliver to the custody of Henry de Percy earl of Northumberland until further order John Mercere of Scotland and his son, who were lately taken in the town of Grymesby, delivered to the said clerk by the mayor and bailiffs at the king's command, and by him brought before the council. By C.
To Henry de Percy earl of Northumberland. Order to receive of Richard de Ravenser and keep in his safe custody until further order John Mercer of Scotland and his son, who were lately etc. (as the last). By C.
Oct. 8.
Westminster.
To Alan de Buxhull constable of the Tower of London and his lieutenant. Order to receive and keep in custody in the Tower prison until further order William lord of Gomeny and William Weston, whom John Merewell and John de Asshewell serjeants at arms shall deliver to them at the king's command. By K. and the great council.
Membrane 31.
Sept. 12.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Canterbury for the time being. Writ de intendendo, directing them every year of the farm of the city to pay to William Makenade and Margery his wife, James Wygod and Constance his wife, John Isak of Brugge and Agnes his wife, and Thomas Whatyndenne their purparties of 30l. a year; as on 1 October in the 29th year of his reign the late king granted that yearly sum to William son and heir of John son of William Condy of Sandewich and to his heirs, in recompense for the bailiwick of Sandewich which the said king granted to the said John son of William and his heirs and the said William surrendered, namely 10l. at Easter and 20l. at Michaelmas, and the said Margery and Constance sisters of the said William, the said Agnes daughter of Margaret a third sister, and the said Thomas son of Alice the fourth sister are his next heirs.
Et erat patens.
Oct. 1.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Romeney and the keepers of the passage in that port. Order to deliver to Hugh de Calvyley captain of Calais or his deputy a barge and balinger of Romeney which are in port it is said, if not yet appointed for this voyage, with their full gear, the masters and a sufficient crew of seamen, in order to sail on the king's service at the said Hugh's wages, as he shall direct. By C.
The like to the following:
The mayor and bailiffs of Faversham, for a barge of Faversham.
The bailiffs of Hethe, for a barge of Hethe.
The mayor and bailiffs of Dovorre, for a balinger of Dovorre.
The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton, for a balinger of Suthampton.
Sept. 23.
Westminster.
To the bailiff of the river Thames at London. Order to dearrest John Coueryng of Kaunfer, his ship and the seamen thereof lately arrested in that river, suffering him to sail whither he will, any command to the bailiff addressed to the contrary notwithstanding.
By bill of Michael de la Pole admiral to the northward.
June 22.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent for the time being. Order to pay to Joan the king's mother 30l. a year, as it was paid to Edmund earl of Kent in his life time; as on 26 February in the first year of his reign among other lands etc. the late king gave to the said Edmund his uncle and to the heirs of his body 30l. a year of the issues of Kent by the hands of the sheriff under the name and honour of earl of Kent, and as well the said earl as John his son and heir, after earl of Kent, died thereof seised, as is found by divers inquisitions and by certificate of the exchequer, wherefore on 20 November in the 35th year of his reign the late king ordered the sheriff to pay 30l. a year to Edward the king's father and to his said mother being sister and heir of the said John; and now by the late king's death that county has come to the king as parcel of his realm, and it is his will that the said gift remain in force, more especially for that it concerns his mother.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 30.
Sept. 17.
Westminster.
To R. archbishop of Dublin and chancellor of Ireland. Order to receive of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in Ireland late chancellor there, whom the king has commanded to deliver it, the seal for that office used in Ireland by the late king, to cause the inscription on either leaf thereof to be changed, inserting the name Richard instead of Edward, and to exercise his office with the said seal when so corrected.
[Fœdera.]
Membrane 29.
Oct. 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Notyngham for the time being. Order to pay to John de Moubray of Axiholme earl of Notyngham and to his heirs 20l. a year and the arrears since the coronation day, according to the king's charter that day made to him under the name of earl of Notyngham.
Et erat patens.
To the sheriff of Northumberland for the time being. Like order to pay 20l. a year to Henry de Percy, to whom the king granted the same on his coronation day under the name of earl of Northumberland.
Oct. 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to allow the sheriffs of Northumberland in their accounts from time to time payments made to the earl of Northumberland and his heirs by virtue of the king's command; as on his coronation day the king by charter gave to Henry de Percy and his heirs under the name of earl of Northumberland 20l. a year of the issues of that county, ordering the sheriff for the time being to pay the same and the arrears.
The like in favour of John de Moubray of Axiholme under the name of earl of Notyngham.