Close Rolls, Richard II: December 1378

Pages 219-220

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

Dec. 1.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Simon Morleie of Yorkshire, William Hare of London 'cordewaner,' John Melbourne of London 'tailliour,' and Roger Hillom of London 'tailliour,' in favour of Robert Goderiche at suit of John Saunford, averring threats, and order to set the defendant free if taken.
Oct. 28.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas, upon petition of the chancellor and scholars of Oxford university, in regard to a demand current at the exchequer for a subsidy of 4d. upon every unbeneficed clerk residing in the university; as the late king in his life time and the king have pardoned them the same.
By pet. of parl. [Ancient Petitions, 6575.]
Robert Grethed chaplain to Sir Robert de Swyllyngton the uncle, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manor of Preston near Kypax co. York and all his lands, rents and services in the town of Preston, also of his right in the said manor and in all lands, rents, services, woods, meadows and pastures in the said town. Dated 10 December 2 Richard II. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 December.
Dec. 11.
To Alan de Buxhull warden of the Tower of London or his lieutenant. Order by mainprise of Brian de Stapleton knight of Yorkshire, Nicholas Dagworth knight of Norffolk, Hugh Tirell knight of Wiltesir, John Chircheman of London and John Mareschall of Norffolk, who have mainperned to have his body before the council in the quinzaine of St. Hilary next, to set free Robert Howard knight imprisoned in the Tower. By the great council.
Dec. 11.
To the sheriff of Bukingham. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Parkere of Olneye, Walter Scarle of Leycestershire, John Woderoue of Oxfordshire and Henry Tamworth of the city of London, in favour of William Taillour of Clyfton, Thomas Taillour of Clifton and Richard Masoun of Clifton at suit of John Horewode of Gothurst for trespass.
Dec. 20.
To the sheriff of Cantebrigge. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Robert de Stayn 'stokfisshemonger,' John Reynold 'gurdelere,' Thomas Trumpyton 'pouchemakere' and John Lake 'pouchemaker' of the city of London, in favour of Geoffrey Wisbech at suit of the king and John Cotton of Cantebrigge late mayor for trespass.