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Close Rolls, Richard II: February 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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February 1379

Feb. 12.
[Westminster.]
To the same. Like writ, by mainprise of John de Sadyngton, William Gairgrave, Richard de Hayton and William de Horbury of Yorkshire, in favour of John de Denton of Wakefeld at suit of Richard Bulter of Wakefeld and William de Wode his son.
Feb. 22.
[Westminster.]
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Cotton and Henry Bernewelle of Cambridgeshire, Walter Scarle of Leycestershire and Richard Carnure of Cornwall, in favour of John Ellesworth at suit of Simon Payn.
Feb. 8.
[Westminster.]
To the mayor of the city of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John de Lokton, William de Wandesford and Amandus Veyl of Yorkshire and John Crophull of Notynghamshire, in favour of William Halden at suit of Robert Aleyn and Maud his wife.
Feb. 24.
[Westminster.]
To the sheriffs of London. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Trap 'skynner,' John Watkyns 'taillour,' Roger Litley 'taillour,' and John Taillour of Holbourne London, in favour of John Carsley and John Forest at suit of John Wyntryngham of Holbourne aforesaid.
March 1.
Westminster.
Robert de Grey of Retherfeld knight to Philippa countess of March. Recognisance for 2,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Oxfordshire.
Hugh Fastolf to John Fastolf his brother, William Clere of Ormesby, John Aubrey citizen of London, William atte Gappe the younger, John de Rollesby burgess of Great Jernemuth and Geoffrey de Somerton, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of all his lands, neifs etc. in Great Jernemuth, Beyghton, Tunstale, Whetacre and elsewhere in Norffolk. Witnesses: John de Mauteby, Thomas de Berneye, Henry Ingelhouse knights, Alexander de Beverle, William Eleys, Alan de Ilneye, John de Wilton, John de Hales, William de Claxton. Dated Great Jernemuth, 20 February 2 Richard II.
Hugh Fastolf to John Fastolf his brother etc. (as the last). Charter with warranty of all his lands, neifs etc. in Olde Kerkelee, Pakefeld, Karleton, Kessynglond, Bradewell, Belton, Gapton, Gorleston and elsewhere in Suffolk. Witnesses: Edmund de Hemgrave, John de Ulveston, John Laveneye knights, Edmund Soterlee, Richard Dautres, Henry de Jernemuth, John atte Welle, Henry de Belton, Henry de Inges. Dated Olde Kerkelee, 25 February 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters, 1 March.
Membrane 17d.
Stephen Breggeman of Aldebury to Walter atte Lee knight, his heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of all his lands etc. in the town of Aspedene or hamlet of Buntyngford; and quitclaim of all which the said Walter holds there by other title, appointing John Bradele and John Deye attorneys to deliver seisin of lands etc. whereof the said Walter is not yet seised. Witnesses: Thomas Bideford, John Bataylle, Richard Hotot, John Radeswelle, Richard Baldewelle, John Wodeward, John Taillour. Dated Aldebury, Tuesday the Conversion of St. Paul 2 Richard II.
Stephen Bregeman of Aldeberi to Walter atte Lee knight, Thomas atte Lee, John Bataylle, Geoffrey Hundene, William Giffard, Walter Arderne, John Poley, John Coroun, John Stoke and William Page. Release of all actions, plaints and demands. Witnesses: Thomas Bydeford, Ralph Josselyne, Nicholas Hotot, John Radeswelle, Robert atte Watere, John Bradelee, Bartholomew Keere. Dated Aldebury co. Hertford (as the last).
Stephen Bregeman of Aldebury to Walter atte Lee knight. Bond in 1,000 marks payable in Aldebury church co. Hertford at Easter next. Dated (as before).
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and writings, 11 February.
Indenture made at Gayrstang co. Lancastre on Monday before St. Andrew 2 Richard II, between Sir Hugh de Dacre lord of Gillesland and Robert de Plesyngton, being a quittance of 1,100 marks whereof in presence of Sir Henry Lescrope and Sir Richard Lescrope on 2 October 50 Edward III the said Robert made a chevance to the said Sir Hugh at Upsale co. York, as security for which William de Stowe chaplain and Richard Bank, being then feoffees of Sir Hugh in fee simple of the manors of Halton in Lonesdale and Eccleston in Leylondshire and all other his lands in Lancashire, by his direction made a feoffment thereof in fee simple to Robert de Faryngton, Ralph de Knolle, William Dymeyne chaplains, Richard de Frekylton and John son of Henry de Plesyngton, upon condition that if within two years the money should be paid the last mentioned feoffees should make a feoffment of the premises to Sir Hugh and his heirs; and instruction to the last mentioned feoffees to make a feoffment accordingly. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by Robert de Plesyngton, 11 February.
Feb. 13.
Westminster.
Richard son of Richard Alberd of Jakesley to John de Herlyngton. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Huntingdonshire.
Indenture made between the king and Henry Asty knight, John de Haburgh parson of Ywardeby, Thomas de Umframville, John de Pykeworth late parson of Ovyngeham and John de Repynghale, granting to the king, his heirs and successors, a yearly rent of 100 marks, to be taken of the manor of Burwelle co. Lincoln which the said Henry and the others lately had by gift of Gilbert de Umframville earl of Angos, with condition for defeasance of the said rent provided that the prior of Hextildesham co. Northumberland or his successors be not impleaded by Henry de Percy earl of Northumberland or by the heirs male of his body concerning the church or advowson of Ovyngeham nor thrust out of the said church appropriated to the said prior and the convent.
Confirmation by the said earls of Angos and Northumberland. Dated Westminster, 25 January 2 Richard II.
Memoranda of acknowledgment by the said Henry, John, Thomas, John and John in the chancery at Westminster 15 February; also of acknowledgment by the earl of Angos, 12 March at Kyme co. Lincoln before Richard de Ravenser clerk, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the file for this year; and by the earl of Northumberland in the chancery at Westminster, 2 May.
Membrane 16d.
Feb. 1.
Westminster.
Edmund de Mortuo Mari earl of March to Henry de Percy earl of Northumberland. Recognisance for 8,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Essex.
Henry de Percy earl of Northumberland to Edmund de Mortuo Mari earl of March. Recognisance for 8,000 marks, to be levied etc. in Northumberland.
William Stacy of Morton co. Essex chaplain, son and heir of Alice daughter of John de Morton and Alice his wife sister of Robert Bisshop of Luton co. Bedford, to William Wynell of Wenlok, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands etc. in the town and soken of Luton which were of the said Robert. Witnesses: John de Bampton, Nicholas filz Richard of Essex, Alexander Stoppesley, Thomas Stoppesley, Hugh Stoppesley, William Camville of the soken of Luton. Dated London, 14 February 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 15 February.
Feb. 19.
Westminster.
Thomas de Hoo knight, William de Hoo knight, Robert de Hoo clerk and Thomas de Fitlyng knight to Margaret Mareschall countess of Norffolk. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. in Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
Thomas de Hoo knight and William de Hoo knight to Thomas de Fitlyng knight. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. in Essex.
William de Hoo knight to Agnes who was wife of Robert Colby and William Snetesham. General release of all personal actions. Dated 18 February 2 Richard II.
William de Hoo knight to John Mascall and Elizabeth his wife. Like release. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 19 February.
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
William Tomer parson of Horsyngton to John de Salesbury. Recognisance for 7l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Somerset.
Jan. 26.
Sheen.
To Geoffrey Dersham steward of the honour of Reylegh. Writ of supersedeas in favour of the abbot of Cogeshale in respect of his homage for the manor of Tillyngham co. Essex held of the said honour, and order to release any distress made; as the abbot has done homage to the king. By letter of the signet.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of William Sulby and Thomas Forster of Westmorland, Richard Brangetre of Berkshire and Walter Halle of Hertffordshire, in favour of Thomas Kirkeby ordered to find mainpernors upon information received that he purposed to pass to foreign parts in order to prosecute many things to the prejudice of the king and many of the people.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Brocton of Norhamptonshire, John atte Forde of Gloucestershire and Thomas Tyllyngton of Herefordshire, in favour of Gilbert Talbot knight at suit of Master Adam Houton clerk, now bishop of St. Davids, for debt.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To John Auncell and John Wykes, lately appointed with other lieges guardians of the peace and justices of oyer and terminer in the parts of Kestevon co. Lincoln. Order not to meddle in aught concerning their commission; as for particular causes laid before the king and council the king has removed them from office.
Membrane 15d.
Reynold de Lucy and Margaret his wife to Richard Wattus of Dalygton. Confirmation of a writing of manumission (text follows), dated Daligton, 1 March 2 Richard II, and made by Sir Geoffrey de Lucy knight lord of Dalygton and father of the said Reynold. Dated Chelmuscote, 7 March 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 9 March.
March 8.
Westminster.
To William Berford bailiff of Istelworth of John de Ipre. Order by mainprise of Nicholas Hokkeley, Robert Kentbury, John Terlyng of Middlesex and John Moseley of the city of London to remove his lord's hand and meddle no further with the lands, houses, goods and chattels of Nicholas Est of Eston, releasing the sealing of his doors; as lately the king willed to be certified concerning the taking of the lands of the said Nicholas Est, the arrest of his goods and chattels and the sealing of his doors, and the said bailiff appearing in chancery alleged that without the presence of his lord he might not so certify, because the court rolls etc. of the said manor are in his lord's keeping; whereupon he was bidden to have the rolls in chancery on Monday after Mid Lent; and Nicholas Hokkeley and the others have mainperned under a pain of 100s. that while the business is pending Nicholas Est shall keep his lands, houses and goods as they are without diminution.
March 11.
Westminster.
William son of William son of William de Deyncourt to William de Bello Campo knight and Robert de Muskham clerk. Recognisance for 100s., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Notynghamshire.
March 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Robert Caily, Robert Marcham, Thomas Herleston and William Appuliard of Norffolk, in favour of Roger de Ridelyngton of Norwich at suit of John Brokesburne 'cuteler' for an account.
March 7.
Westminster.
The like to the sheriff of Warrewyk, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Cassy and John Moraunt of Worcestershire, Richard Overton of Oxfordshire and William Arderne of Kent, in favour of Thomas Dragoun of Wiche at suit of John Mountford of Warrewyk.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
The like to the sheriff of Suffolk, by mainprise of Richard Wythermerssh, John Boxstede, Robert Welles and John Giffard of Suffolk, in favour of John Beuse of Asshefeld by Debenham at suit of Margaret who was wife of Peter de Bedyngfeld for trespass.
March 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Sussex. Order by mainprise of John Delve of Little Horstede, Robert Perys of Little Horstede of Sussex, Ralph Sporier of Londonbrigge and Lawrence Tillebury of Fletestrete 'glover' of the city of London, to set free William Worth clerk, imprisoned in Guldeford prison at the suit of Ralph Heryot for rape and abduction of Agnes his wife etc. at Bercompe.
Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To the executors of John de Moubray, one of the late king's justices for gaol delivery in Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire and Salop. Order to bring to the exchequer, and deliver to the custody of the treasurer and the chamberlains, all the said John's indictments, records, rolls etc. determined when he was justice appointed to deliver those and other gaols, with the original writs etc. which are in their hands.
March 16.
Westminster.
To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Order to summon a convocation of the province of Canterbury in the church of St. Paul London or elsewhere, and to induce the clergy to grant the king a subsidy for defence of the realm and church of England; as his enemies of France and their allies have gathered by land and sea, and have many times invaded the realm, and without aid of his faithful people the king may not bear the charge of defending the same. By K. and C.
[Fœdera. Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 679.]
The like to A. archbishop of York, to summon a convocation in the church of St. Peter York.
[Ibid.]
William Estormy, cousin and heir of Henry Estormy of Wiltesir, to John atte Wode knight and Lucy his wife. Confirmation with warranty of the estate in the manor of Rushoc co. Worcester granted to them for their lives and one year longer by indenture of the said Henry. Dated London, 7 February 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 18 March.
Feb. 5.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Warrewyk to cause four coroners to be elected instead of Thomas de Compton, John de Crowele, William Bridefen and John Bray of Stretton, who are infirm.
Vacated, because within upon the same roll.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Cornwall to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Henry Treualuard, who is sick and aged.
Likewise vacated.
Membrane 14d.
Feb. 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cumberland. Order before Midsummer next to cause a regard to be made in the king's forest of Ingelwode, according to the form of the capitula following.
Capitula.
March 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norffolk. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of William de Thornton 'criour,' Henry Wodroue 'taillour,' John de Staunford 'skynner' and John Crop of Westminster of Middlesex, in favour of Robert Stanynghale, Robert de Hegham of Norwich 'masoun' and John de Rameseye of Norwych' cordewaner' at suit of John Nichol of Wroxham and John Eccles of Northbirlyngham for debt.
Membrane 13d.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to a parliament at Westminster in the quinzaine of Easter next, with the clause premunientes. By K. and C.
[Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 679.]
The like, mutatis mutandis, to Alexander archbishop of York, W. bishop of London and eighteen other bishops.
[Ibid. p. 680.]
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.
Note against the abbot of St. Edmunds that he is dead.
[Ibid.]
To John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre. Summons to the said parliament.
[Ibid.]
The like to Edmund earl of Cantebrigge, Thomas de Wodestoke earl of Bukingham and constable of England, John duke of Brittany and earl of Richemond and eleven other earls, James de Audeley of Helegh, and 46 others, of whom three are styled chivaler.
[Ibid. p. 681.]
To the sheriff of Kent. 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 no sheriff be elected, nor any man of other condition than that specified.
The like to singular the sheriffs throughout England, and to John king of Castille etc.
[Ibid.]
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).
[Ibid.]
The like to the sheriffs of London, for election of four citizens.
[Ibid. p. 682.]
To John Cavendissh chief justice. Summons to the said parliament.
The like to John Knyvet knight and ten others, of whom one is styled knight and another clerk.
[Ibid.]
To Edmund earl of Cantebrigge constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports. Order to cause two barons of each of those ports to be elected and come to the said parliament.
[Ibid.]