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Close Rolls, Richard II: August 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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August 1378

Aug. 19.
Westminster.
Osbert Hamelyn to William Bevyle. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Devon.
The said Osbert to Richard Glynyan. Like recognisance for 40l.
Aug. 6.
Westminster.
To Richard de Kendale escheator in Cornwall. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John de Folkyngham clerk, Thomas de Burgo of Lincolnshire, Michael Lercedeakne and John Westbury of Cornwall, in favour of Warin Lercedeakne now tenant of the lands of John Lercedeakne knight in Trenrys, Larky and Trenygon held in chief by knight service, and order to release any distress made for his relief.
John de Betoyne 'goldsmyth,' son of Thomas de Betoyne son of William de Betoyne, to John Spicer, Richard de Grenestede clerks, John Joep, William Pountfreit and William fitz Wauter, their heirs and assigns. Grant and quitclaim with warranty of a tenement in 'Sitheslane' in the parish of St. Antonine London, sometime of Thomas de Betoyne son of Richard de Betoyne, which they had by feoffment of Sir Geoffrey Osmeston clerk, situate between a tenement sometime of Nicholas Ploket on the south and a tenement of Richard Brunne on the north; Nicholas Brembre being mayor of London, Andrew Pykeman and Nicholas Twyford sheriffs. Witnesses: John Northampton, Richard Northbury, Peter Mildenhale, John Glemsford, John Shalyngford. Dated London, Monday the eve of St. Bartholomew 2 Richard II.
John de Betoyne, son of Thomas de Betoyne, to Thomas Clyfton, William Northwich, William Blakwelle, Geoffrey de Osmeston, Edmund Walsyngham, William de Thame citizen and fishmonger of London and Juliana his wife daughter of Thomas son of Richard son of William de Betoyne, the heirs and assigns of Juliana. Grant and quitclaim with warranty of all lands, reversions etc. in the city of London which were of Richard son of William de Betoyne, and of all other lands etc. which they have in that city. Witnesses: William Strokelady, Robert Parys, John Vautort, John Shalynford, William Boyvile clerk. Dated London, Wednesday after St. Bartholomew 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 26 August.
Aug. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Peter Mildenhale, John Tikhull, John Churche and Richard Coplond of London, in favour of John Lakenhithe clerk at suit of Henry de Snayth clerk for render of 20l.
Aug. 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cornwall, Richard de Kendale escheator there, William de Lokyngton the king's clerk and Thomas Peverelle, appointed to sell to the king's use a crayer called the 'Seinte Marie cog' of Padestowe which pertains to him as found by inquisition taken by the king's commission. Writ of supersedeas, upon petition of Osbert Hamely, shewing that Richard Torre of Loo and others took the same from the king's enemies at sea in time of war, brought it to Cornwall, and sold it to him, and order to deliver the crayer to him; as William Bevyle and Richard Glynyan of Cornwall have mainperned in chancery for the value or price thereof if it shall be adjudged forfeit to the king. By bill of C.
John Tebaud to Peter Tebaud his brother. Quitclaim of the manor of Plegeden co. Essex, which the said John and Peter had by charter of John Malwayn. Witnesses: John Baryngton, Robert House, William Botiller of Hanham. Dated Plegeden, the eve of All Hallows 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 August this year.
Aug. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to cause proclamation to be made, that all merchants and others who will take corn to foreign parts may take the same at their pleasure to any parts over sea of the king's friendship, any ordinances or commands to the contrary notwithstanding, provided they take it not to parts of the king's enemies. By the great council.
The like to singular the sheriffs throughout England, concerning proclamation in cities, boroughs, market towns etc.
Also to Edmund earl of Cantebrigge, constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, concerning proclamation within the liberty of the said ports.
Membrane 30d.
Aug. 1.
Westminster.
To Hugh de Calvyle captain of Calais or his lieutenant there. Order to cause proclamation to be made forbidding any man under pain of forfeiture to do or so far as in them lies to suffer wrong, violence, hurt or grievance to be done to merchants of Flanders, their ships or merchandise, coming by land or sea within the king's dominion and power, there abiding, plying their traffic and returning to their own again, and to correct and reform any forfeit or wrong done to them, provided they ply lawful traffic, paying customs and duties as they ought; as agreement is made between the king and Lewis count of Flanders, for themselves and their subjects, that lords, people, subjects, shipmasters, seamen and merchants of either party, and other true merchants not being enemies of either party, shall on either side of the sea peaceably have communication and conversation, trafficking one with another and bringing their own goods and goods of other true merchants not being enemies of either party, as used to be done in time of peace, no merchant or other of Flanders by fraud or covin lading a ship or vessel going or returning by sea with enemies' goods of France and Spain; and it is the king's will to keep the agreement as in the late king's time. By K. and C.
The like to the following, mutatis mutandis:
The mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull.
The bailiffs of the town of St. Botolph.
The mayor and bailiffs of Lenne.
The bailiffs of Great Jernemuth.
The bailiffs of Gippewich.
The mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton.
The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cicestre.
The mayor and bailiffs of the city of Exeter.
The bailiffs of Dertmuth.
The bailiffs of Plymmouth.
The mayor and bailiffs of Bristol.
The mayor and sheriffs of London.
Edmund earl of Cantebrigge constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports or his lieutenant there.
Aug. 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon petition of John Derewent, by mainprise of Robert de Bisbam, John de Lousewatere, John Syngleton of Lancashire and John Tenette of Lincolnshire to set him free from Neugate prison, where he is detained upon an attachment to answer the king and John de Clifford knight for leaving the said knight's service before the term agreed.
June 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John de Beverlay of London 'skynner,' John de Louthe of London 'skynner,' Walter Taillour of London 'taillour' and Thomas de Huntyngdon of London 'skynner,' in favour of John de Neswyk of Beverley 'litster' and Alice his wife at suit of John de Anlaby 'litster' averring threats.
To the sheriff of York. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, in favour of John de Neswyk and Alice at suit of John de Corby 'litster,' by mainprise of Thomas Ligeard of Yorkshire, Amandus Veyl of Yorkshire, John de Beverlay of London 'skynner' and Stephen Cantebrigge of London.
July 30.
Westminster.
To Philip Darcy knight, William de Skipwyth, Roger de Kirketon, Roger de Fulthorp, Ralph Paynell knight and John de Boys, justices appointed to make inquisition by true men of Lincolnshire concerning alleged trespasses committed at Wragby, Freston and Bolyngton by Robert prior of Bolyngton and others against Thomas de Roos of Hamelak knight, and to hear and determine the same. Writ of supersedeas, upon complaint of defendants and those dwelling round about that they are so wearied with inquisitions and with their defence thereupon that they cannot gather their crops and other profits as needful is this autumn season, praying for remedy; and order to continue the process in the state wherein it now is until the octaves of Michaelmas next.
By the great council.
Aug. 1.
Westminster.
Robert de Muskham and John de Burton clerks to John de Bampton. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
Memorandum of an undertaking made in chancery at the house of the friars preachers London, 11 August 2 Richard II, by Adam Botoner mayor of Coventre, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm in body or goods to Master John de Shepeye clerk and Ralph Hunt, their men or servants, under a pain of 100l., to be levied in Warwickshire.
Aug. 18.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Great Jernemuth. Order, upon petition of John Petreson of Fleardyng merchant, to cause his ship called the 'Hodebergh' and the gear to be appraised, and by mainprise of Hugh Fastolf and John Ledrede of London to dearrest and deliver the same to him, making inquisition by true men of the town concerning the cause of its forfeiture and other the circumstances, and sending the inquisition into chancery under seal; as his petition shews that the said ship being in that port laded with woolfells of certain merchants to be taken to Calais, for which the custom due was paid to the said collectors, was on the voyage thither driven by the king's enemies at sea to Mays in Holand, and was there unladed for that the fells were damaged by sea water, and that the collectors have for that cause arrested and are detaining ship and gear, although the said merchants refused to put the fells again in that ship to be taken to Calais, and although the said John has many times offered all duties [payable] at Calais had the same been taken thither; and the said Hugh and John Ledrede have mainperned to answer to the king for the value or price of the ship if hereafter it shall be adjudged forfeit to him. By bill of C.
Aug. 26.
Westminster.
Richard Assheburnehamme and Gilbert Mafeld to Gilbert Prince. Recognisance for 712l. payable at Michaelmas 1382, to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels in the city of London.
Cancelled on payment.
Aug. 30.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Hertford. Order by mainprise of Edward Perers, Richard Perers of Hertfordshire and William Hangford of Devon to set free John atte Halle of St. Albans, attached for rape and abduction of Agnes wife of Thomas Carter of St. Albans at St. Albans.
Membrane 29d.
Sept. 3.
Westminster.
To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to a parliament to be holden at Gloucestre on Wednesday after St. Luke, with the clause premunientes. By K. and C.
[Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 676.]
The like to Alexander archbishop of York, W. bishop of London and eighteen other bishops.
[Ibid.]
To the abbot of St. Augustine Canterbury. Summons to the said parliament.
The like to the abbot of St. Albans and 21 other abbots, the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England and the prior of Coventre.
[Ibid.]
To John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre. Summons to the said parliament.
The like to Edmund earl of Cantebrigge and 13 other earls, of whom Thomas de Wodestoke earl of Bukingham is also styled constable of England, James de Audeley of Helegh and 46 others, of whom three are styled 'chivaler.'
Note against the name of John de Nevylle of Raby, that he is in Aquitaine.
[Ibid.]
To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order to cause two knights of the shire girt with the sword, two citizens of every city and two burgesses of every borough to be elected and come to the said parliament. It is the king's will that the sheriff be not elected, nor any other sheriff, nor any man of other condition than that specified.
The like to John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre or to his representative in the duchy, and to singular the sheriffs throughout England.
[Ibid. p. 677.]
To the sheriff of Bristol. Order to cause two burgesses of that county to be elected etc. It is the king's will etc. (as above).
The like to the sheriffs of London, for election of four citizens.
[Ibid. p. 678.]
To John de Cavendissh chief justice. Summons to the said parliament.
The like to John Knyvet knight and twelve others, one of whom is styled knight and another clerk.
Note against the name of Thomas de Ingelby that the writ was not sealed.
[Ibid.]
To Edmund earl of Cantebrigge constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports. Order to cause two barons of every port to be elected and come to the said parliament.
[Ibid.]
Sept. 22.
Westminster.
To Henry Percehay and John Beaumond, justices appointed to take an assize of novel disseisin concerning common of pasture in Ufcolmp by William Cogan knight arraigned against Richard abbot of Dunkeswell and others. Order to prorogue until Friday the feast of St. Dennis next the taking of that assize, which they are purposing to take on Saturday next, after scarce six days warning to the abbot who is without counsel; as that would tend to disherison of the abbey, which is of the patronage of John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre.
Membrane 28d.
Aug. 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of William de Totenham of London, John Robyn of London, John de Bury of London and Henry Wolsy of London, in favour of Nicholas Frankeleyn of Salisbury at suit of William Venour merchant of London for debt, although lately by writ de judicio the king ordered the sheriffs to allow three hustings whereat the defendant was already in exigents and did not appear, and to put him in exigents at the next hustings, and so from hustings to hustings until outlawed if he should not appear, and if he should appear to take him etc.
Sept. 4.
Westminster.
To William Smyth constable and John Parker bailiff of Braynford, and John Stevene, John Hostiler, Stephen atte Belle and William atte Hethe. Order by mainprise of Thomas Saham and John Styuecle of London 'taillours' to deliver to Raphael de Aurea Lumbard certain wool by him laded at Henleye in a wain of John Bay of Wytteneye to bring to London, keeping the wain and horses in their custody; as on the way to London one Nicholas Taunton of Somerset by accident fell under the wain at Herdyngton and was run over, and being brought to Braynford died there, by colour whereof the wool and the wain and six horses are attached and appraised, the wain and horses at 5 marks, the wool at 20l., and are in custody of the said constable and the others, as appears by an indictment taken upon view of the body before a coroner of Middlesex and sent into chancery at the king's command.
Aug. 29.
Oakham.
To Philip Darcy knight, William de Skipwyth, Roger de Kirketon, Roger de Fulthorp, Ralph Paynel knight and John Boys, appointed justices to make inquisition by true men of Lincolnshire concerning alleged trespasses committed at Wragby, Freston and Bolyngton by Robert prior of Bolyngton and others against Thomas de Roos of Hamelak knight, and to hear and determine the same. Order to proceed to execute their commission notwithstanding a writ of supersedeas to them addressed (above, p. 209); as this autumn season will be almost at an end in those parts before this writ be delivered to them. By p.s. [477.]