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Close Rolls, Richard II: July 1378

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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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July 1378

Membrane 34d.
July 20.
Westminster.
To the warden of the Flete prison. Order by mainprise of Thomas Skelton of Cumberland, James de Ramesey and John Whyte of London and Luke Cosyn of Kent to set free John Quenyld until the octaves of Michaelmas, he having surrendered to a judgment of the justices of the Bench at suit of Thomas Mareschall chaplain for debt.
July 17.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Wiltesir. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Kyngesmulle of Berkshire, John Laghwhyrry of Cornwall, Nicholas Husse of Devon and Robert Char of Dorset, in favour of Richard Wightlond at suit of William atte Halle for an account when he was plaintiff's bailiff and receiver in Esthorp.
July 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Hugh de Malpas, John de Wetehale, William de Walshall, John Cokayn, John Ryston and John de Molynton of Staffordshire to set free John Haywardyn from Neugate prison, to which he was committed upon information of Philip de Burton esquire that he is a spy and adherent of France.
July 23.
Westminster.
To William de Shipwith, Roger de Harleston, William Bateman and Richard de la Laund and two of them, lately appointed to make inquisition concerning alleged trespasses committed by William Dulay of Paxton and other evildoers against the dean and chapter of St. Mary Lincoln, and to hear and determine the same. Writ of supersedeas, in the absence of Roger de Trumpiton knight, who is at sea on the king's service in the company of John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre. By C. at the instance of the duke.
July 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of William Deigher of London 'coteler,' John Berford of London 'taillour,' Hugh de Miton and William Gisborne of Yorkshire to set free Walter Selk of London 'goldsmyth' from Neugate gaol; as lately the king ordered the sheriffs to certify in chancery the cause of his imprisonment and the tenor of any command to them addressed, and they certified that he was taken by the name of Walter Hales of London 'goldsmyth' by virtue of a writ, a copy whereof they sent with the certificate, containing that he was outlawed in Middlesex for disseising Richard Sugworth of tenements in Lewes, which is in Sussex, on Thursday 30 June Edward III, the year being omitted; and the king after commanded the sheriff and coroners of Middlesex to certify in chancery whether any outlawry was there published against the said Walter in 38 Edward III or later, and whether there was in the county a town named Lewes, and they certified that after inspection of their rolls and records they found do such outlawry, and that there is no such town, so that there is manifest error in the process aforesaid; and the writ is returnable three weeks after Michaelmas next.
July 29.
Westminster.
John Chichestre the younger and Richard White to John de Asshe. Recognisance for 100 marks, to be levied etc. in Dorset.
Memorandum of defeasance, upon condition the said John Chichestre and Richard shall before Christmas next give security for a yearly pension of 6 marks payable to John Asshe at Exeter for his life, payment to begin at Michaelmas next.
John de Asshe to Sir John de Fordham and John Chichestre, and to Richard White to whom the king has granted the wardship and marriage of the heir of John de Rale. Quitclaim of the said wardship and marriage, granted to John de Asshe by the late king. Dated London, 30 July 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 July.
July 30.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Suthampton. Order at his peril to arrest and detain until further order for their deliverance all men at arms, armed men, archers and seamen found within the sheriff's bailiwick coming from the expedition at sea in company of John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre before the same be at an end, if they may not shew licence to withdraw therefrom, men at arms and archers from their captains and masters, and seamen from the admirals, certifying in chancery from time to time his action and the names and condition of those arrested; as the king is informed that great number of those retained to sail on that expedition, who of the king's money received divers sums for their wages, have without licence withdrawn themselves. By C.
The like to the following, mutatis mutandis:
The sheriff of Wiltesir.
The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Winchester.
The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton.
Aug. 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order at his peril to arrest and detain until further order for their deliverance John Breylond, Nicholas Wymbourne, John de Hethe, John Brynkele, Robert Cookes, Thomas Goldsmyth, John Brunnan and Thomas Baker, who were retained to sail on the present expedition in a barge of Faversham and received money for their wages; as the king is informed that they have eloigned themselves without licence. By C.
Aug. 12.
[Westminster.]
Like order to the sheriff of Suffolk to arrest Robert Brom, John Laughege, Edmund Bene and William Parc retained to sail in a balinger of Gippewich. By C.
Membrane 33d.
July 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Thomas de Multon, William Kirke of Lincolnshire, Robert de Blithe and William Huette of London, in favour of Alan Raynaldson of Fossedyke at suit of Stephen de Welby of Fossedyke for trespass.
The like to the same sheriff in favour of John son of John Raynaldson of Fossedyke.
July 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John de Hexham and John de Lincoln clerk of Northumberland, in favour of Bertram Monboucher knight at suit of John Henle clerk before the justices of the Bench for render of 10l.
July 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Hertford. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Edmund de Hyndon of Hertfordshire, Thomas Farndon of Middlesex, Philip Mosselle of Wiltesir and Thomas Joell of the county of Suthampton, in favour of John Passemounteyne, William Heyward of Little Berkhampstede, William atte Hulle, Richard atte Welle, John Toky, John atte Hoo, Philip atte Hoo, John Edelyne all of Little Berkhampstede, John Smyth of Holewelle, Walter Chappe and Henry Le . . of Hermynesgate at suit of John Olneye of London for trespass.
The like to the said sheriff by the same mainprise in favour of John Passemounteyne.
July 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of William de Roudon, Thomas Ligeart of Yorkshire, Thomas de Kendale and John de Walesby of Lincolnshire, in favour of Hugh de Waldeby of Willardby at suit of Amice de Ryall for trespass.
June 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John de Beverlay of London 'skynner,' John de Louth of London 'skynner,' Walter Taillour of London 'taillour' and Thomas de Huntyngdon of London 'skynner,' in favour of John de Neswyke of Beverley 'litster' and Alice his wife at suit of Richard Caldwelle 'litster' averring threats.
July 12.
Westminster.
To the searcher in the port of London. Order, for 60s. paid by him wherewith the searcher shall be charged, to dearrest and deliver to John Laurence the master a ship called 'la Seintmariship' of Lescluse in Flanders and all things therein; as on his behalf it is shewn the king that he received of divers persons cloths and other merchandise to be taken to Flanders, the customs, subsidies and duties being first paid, that on search being made by the searcher according to his commission there were found therein 4 ells of white cloth, 5½ ells of other cloth, six pairs of boots, 8 ells of linen web, 12 cheeses, 18 candlesticks of 'laton,' one pair of black boots, one hat and one silver cup on which the custom was not paid, and that although before the search the master knew nought thereof the searcher arrested and is detaining the ship; and appearing in person in chancery the master has made oath that before the search he had no knowledge of those things.
July 30.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne and the collectors of customs in that port. Order on sight of these presents to cause proclamation to be made that from Monday last to 1 December next ships of Scotland or England whatsoever shall not be arrested nor detained or hindered for any robbery, disturbance, manslaughter, fault, forfeit or attempt contrary to the truce touching the marches or elsewhere, and to cause this to be observed, according to the concord made on 20 June last between John bishop of Hereford and other commissaries on the king's part and certain commissaries of Robert his cousin of Scotland, with promise that the same should be proclaimed in the ports of either realm. By C.
The like to the following:
The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull and the collectors etc.
The bailiffs of the town of St. Botolph etc.
The bailiffs of Gippewich etc.
The bailiffs of Great Jernemuth etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Berewic upon Twede etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Lenne etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Sandewich etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cicestre etc.
The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton etc.
The mayor and sheriffs of London etc.
Oath of Sir Robert Howard, who was committed to the Tower of London for certain misprisions whereof he was impeached, and promise as a true knight made 2 August before the council, that as soon as might be he would take the body of Margery de Nerford and bring her before the council, if the council should then be at London, and if not that he would deliver her to Madame de Bedeford to abide in her custody until the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, whereupon a writ out of the chancery was ordered to the constable of the Tower to set him free, upon condition that he should return to prison on the said quinzaine at latest under a pain of 1,000l. in case he might not secure the body of the said Margery; and the earl of la Marche became his surety.
Like oath and promise that while the said Margery should be in his company he would do her no duress, compulsion or villainy, and suffer none to be done her, nor should she be induced to consent to aught against her own will.
Agreement that all others arrested and indicted for the same cause be set free until the date aforesaid, save Richard Coke who is in the marshalsea, for that Sir Robert has made undertaking for them to surrender that day under a pain of 100l.
Promise of the said Robert before the council under a pain of 1,000l., that he nor his shall do or procure hurt, violence, duress or grievance to Dame de Neville or any of hers.
Like promise under a pain of 1,000 marks, respecting Sir John Lestrange.
Like promise on the part of Sir John respecting Sir Robert.
Agreement that all others who may be impeached for that cause and are not arrested shall be at large until the date aforesaid.
Order and agreement that the chancellor shall enter of record upon the chancery rolls the matter aforesaid and the security given in his presence. French.
Memorandum that on 3 August 2 Richard II this schedule was delivered by the council for enrolment to William de Burstall keeper of the rolls of chancery, namely by the bishop of Karliol, the earl of March and the keeper of the privy seal.
Membrane 32d.
July 10.
Westminster.
John prior of Bustlesham Mountagu, for himself and the convent, to John Hamslape vicar of Beneflet, John Wynchecombe chaplain, John Godeson and John Fuller wardens of the work of Maydenhithe bridge. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Berkshire.
July 10.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas, and order upon petition of William Cosham to discharge him and Robert de Ferrers knight of Salop and Humphrey de Swynerton of Staffordshire his mainpernors of a yearly farm of 53l. 6s. 8d. or the arrears thereof for wardship of the manors of Aylmersthorp and Swepston co. Leycester and Beulton co. Warrewyk to him committed by the late king on 20 December 50 Edward III, Edward prince of Wales having died thereof seised; as it is witnessed before the great council that he never occupied the said manors nor took any profit thereof, and the late king's letters patent are cancelled in chancery.
By the great council and by bill of the treasurer.
July 16.
Westminster.
John Bays to John Milbourne. Recognisance for 37 marks, to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Somerset.
June 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John de Beverley of London 'skynner,' John de Louthe of London 'skynner,' Walter Taillour of London 'taillour' and Thomas de Hontyngdon of London 'skynner,' in favour of John de Neswyk of Beverley 'litster' and Alice his wife, at suit of Richard Caldwell 'litster' averring threats.
Memorandum that on 17 July 2 Richard II Thomas Foljambe, son and one of the executors of Godfrey Foljambe knight, delivered in chancery with his own hands a bag containing rolls, records and processes of the said Godfrey's sessions determined in 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 and 45 [Edward III], and another bag containing rolls etc. not determined of 46, 47 and 49 [Edward III], with the king's writ (text follows), tested at Westminster 12 June 1 Richard II, commanding the said Godfrey's executors to bring into chancery in the quinzaine of Midsummer all rolls etc. in their hands relating to the said Godfrey's sessions in Lancashire.
John Tankervile rector of Northbury, John Hay and Richard Serjaunt of Clopton chaplain to Sir Edward Botiller of Northbury knight, his heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the manors of Hegham Gobion and Hatle co. Bedford with lands etc. thereto belonging. Dated Hegham Gobion, the morrow of St. Peter's Chains 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 September.
July 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John de Penreth of London 'taillour,' John de Louth of London 'taillour,' Robert de Lincoln of London 'bowyer' and William fitz Johan of London 'skynner,' in favour of Thomas son of Henry de Carleton of Lincoln, who was put in exigents for that he came not before William de Skypwyth and his fellows justices appointed to hear and determine certain alleged trespasses by him committed against Agnes who was wife of Roger de Tatersall of Lincoln.
July 4.
Westminster.
To William Berford, representative of John de Ipre keeper and farmer of the king's manor of Istelworth. Writ of supersedeas, until the return of the said John who is on the king's service, in favour of Nicholas Est of Heston in respect of a distraint to perform service of villenage, upon his petition in parliament shewing that he and his ancestors were free men, and never performed such service, and that a presentment of their neifty made in the court of the said manor by the villeins thereof was made maliciously; as the king appointed William Cressewyke, William Ayston of Istelworth and Walter Sprot of Istelworth to make inquisition thereupon by true men of Middlesex, whereby it is found that the petitioner, his ancestors and all his issue are and were free men.
Aug. 4.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Thomas Hexton, Thomas Dayvyle, William Louth and Henry Markeby of London, in favour of John Carbonell 'goldesmyth' and William Fraunceys 'goldesmyth' at suit of John Baudry of London 'fisshemonger' averring threats.
William Warrewyk citizen and skinner of London to Nicholas Bluseworth the elder, his heirs and assigns. Gift with warranty of the reversion of all lands in the parish of Herefeld held for life by Isabel Bouche with reversion to the said William as heir of Geoffrey Aston his uncle. Dated 11 September 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 September.
Membrane 31d.
July 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bedford. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Edmund Clay of Notynghamshire, John de Kirkeby of Yorkshire, John Cauntelo of Wiltesir and William de Huntyngdon of London, in favour of William Bromesford and Isabel his wife at suit of Agnes who was wife of Henry Huntyngfeld for alleged trespass by them and John Gower.
July 27.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Richard Mareschall, William Walden, Walter Stoke and John Drynkwater of London to set free Haukin Fox, imprisoned at suit of Robert Colan 'armurer' for leaving his service at London before the term agreed.