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Close Rolls, Richard II: January-April 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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January-April 1379

To the sheriff of York. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Tirsalle, John Kendall, John Thornlay and John de Glatton, in favour of John Kent of Wakefeld, Adam Robert of Wakefeld, John Robert of Wakefeld, William del Chambre of Wakefeld and Roger de Priso at suit of William Gairgrave and John de Denton.
The like, mutatis mutandis, to the guardians of the peace in the Westrithing.
1379.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Like writ, mutatis mutandis, by mainprise of John Knyght, Robert Warner, Richard Parker and Thomas Shrouesbury of Middlesex, in favour of John Quenyld at suit of John Glemesford averring threats.
March 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Surrey. Writ of supersedeas, for payment by the defendant of half a mark in chancery and by mainprise of Alan Tyler of Suthwerk, [ (fn. 1) ] Falowesley of Suthewerk 'spicere,' John Greg of Suthwerk and Robert Solas of Suthewerk of Surrey, in favour of Thomas de Torkeseye of Suthwerk ordered to be taken to answer to the king for his ransom for that he prosecuted not his writ of attaint against John Querneby of Suthwerke for trespass.
March 30.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norhampton. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Saundres and William Roudon of Norhamptonshire, John Woderoue of Oxfordshire and Richard Reynes of Bukinghamshire, in favour of Henry Hereward of Eston by Toucestre at suit of Walter de Thirneby for trespass.
Membrane 10d.
March 29.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order by mainprise of John Leyre parson of Dodyngton, John Parker of Olneye, John Hoggekyn of Wollaston and Robert Busshe of Assheby Mares of Norhamptonshire to set free John son of John Stowe of Wedon Beke the younger (juniorem), taken and imprisoned to answer to the king and John vicar of Welton for leaving the vicar's service contrary to the ordinance by the late king and council made concerning labourers and servants
April 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Thomas Colenden of Middlesex, William Balle, Richard Uldebine 'steynour' and William Bourne of London to set free Robert Pecheour, imprisoned in Neugate at suit of John de Louthe 'taillour' against him and William Fryday, averring threats.
April 10.
Westminster.
To the same. Order by mainprise of John Isbrand 'brauderer,' Henry Irisshe 'brauderer,' Godfrey de Veroun 'brauderer' and William Gisbourne of the city of London to set free William Langespe, imprisoned at suit of John Strausburgh citizen and 'brouderar' of London averring threats.
April 22.
Westminster.
John Tudenham knight to Robert fitz Rauf. Recognisance for 86l. 13s. 4d., to be levied etc, of his lands and chattels in Suffolk.
Cancelled on payment.
April 26.
Westminster.
Robert de Muskham and John de Burton clerks to John de Bampton. Recognisance for 20l., to be levied etc. of their lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
Nicholas Banewelle to William Cressewyke of London and Alice his wife, who was wife of Thomas Fraunceys citizen and mercer of London. General release. Dated 28 April 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 28 April.
April 28.
Westminster.
John son and heir of John Frend of Little Shobury co. Essex to Nicholas Stephene. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Essex.
Indenture of defeasance of the foregoing recognisance, and of a bond in 100l. made by John son and heir of John Frend to Nicholas Stephene, upon condition that the said Nicholas and Laurencia his wife, his heirs and assigns, shall peaceably enjoy all lands, in marshes and out marshes, rents, services etc. in Little Shobury and Great Wakeryngge co. Essex which they have of the gift of the said John the son. Dated Shoburi aforesaid, 29 April 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Nicholas, 29 April.
Indenture of accord made between Sir Henry Lescrope and Thomas son of John fitz William knight, concerning a rent service of 7l. 10s. 8d. a year of the manor of Aldewerk and other lands held of Sir Henry by the said Thomas and Elizabeth his wife for her life with remainder to Thomas son and heir of William Clarelle, of which rent Sir Henry and his ancestors were peaceably seised, witnessing that being informed by evidences produced to him and his counsel the said Thomas [son of John] acknowledges that rent to be due to Sir Henry, covenanting to pay the same and the arrears during the coverture of his said wife. Dated Upsale, Sunday after the Purification 2 Richard II. French.
[No acknowledgment.]
William Lyle knight to Ralph de Walsham, Geoffrey Hunden and Thomas de Ewelle, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor of Neddynge co. Suffolk, of 36s. of rent in Neddynge, Bildeston, Lellesey, Semere, Nauton and Whatefeld, and of the advowsons of Neddynge church and the chapel of St. Mary Semere. Dated Neddynge, 28 April 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 4 May.
May 4.
Westminster.
The prior of Newstead by Glaunfordbrugge, for himself and the convent, to Thomas de Etton parson of Hugate. Recognisance for 10l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels and ecclesiastical goods in Lincolnshire.
William son of Simon Chaunberleyn of Hynton chaplain (capellanus) to John Matheu of Merston and Thomas ate Lude and to their heirs. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands etc. which he ever had in Hynton by Brakele. Witnesses: John Cheyne knight, Thomas Doili, Thomas Chaunceux, John Thame of Brackele. Dated Hynton, Monday after St. George 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 6 May.
Robert Pegge, brother of William Pegge of Loughtebourgh, to Robert de Swilyngton knight the uncle and Margaret his wife and to the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of the said Robert the uncle. Quitclaim with warranty of the third part of the manor of Prestwold, assigned to Walter de Gotham and Maud his wife in a partition made between them and Robert de Pert and Joan his wife and Robert de Pulteney and Cicely his wife after the death of Robert Poutrel brother of Maud, Joan and Cicely whose heirs they are. Dated Westminster, 5 May 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 5 May.
May 7.
Westminster.
William Dykon of Medilton by Abberbury to Baldwin de Bereford knight and John atte Wode knight. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied etc. of his lands and chattels in Oxfordshire.
May 7.
Westminster.
John Brumwyche knight, Peter de la Mare knight, Ralph Lyngeyn knight and Hugh Cheyny knight to Katherine Salvayne. Recognisance for 80l., to be levied etc. in Herefordshire.
May 8.
Westminster.
Michael Brewer of London to Robert de Muskham clerk. Recognisance for 13 marks, to be levied etc. in the city of London.
April 25.
Westminster.
Richard Spryngthorp is sent to the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Giles by the city of London, to have for life such maintenance therein as Nicholas Wayt deceased had at the late king's command. By p.s. [710.]
Membrane 9d.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To David Eulowe and Robert Coly, lately appointed to collect in the port of the city of Cestre and adjacent ports the subsidy of 6d. in the pound upon imports and exports from 16 November last to the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, wool, hides, woolfells and wine excepted, granted to the king by the commons of England in the parliament holden at Gloucestre, answering for the money at the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas until three weeks after Easter next.
Jan. 25.
Westminster.
To the abbot and convent of Thame. Request to admit Henry Lenechild esquire the king's serjeant, and minister to him such maintenance as William Popart deceased had at the late king's command, making him letters patent under the seal of their house, and writing again by the bearer what they will do. By p.s. [604.]
March 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Worcester. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Richard Ryhale and John Kirkeby of Worcestershire, in favour of William Ketelberne, John Reynald, Henry Kyrre and Walter Hodele at suit of John de Bello Campo for trespass.
Nicholas son of Stephen Langetot of Mundeford to John Chircheman and Emma his wife, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of the manor and advowson of Ikeburgh. Witnesses: Richer de Wychingham, Nicholas de Wychingham, Richard Grace of London, Thomas Tyveteshale, John Cranewys, John Brandon, John Sparke, William Bodeneye. Dated London, Tuesday after St. George 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 April.
John son and heir of John Frend of Little Shobury to Nicholas Stephene and Laurencia his wife and to the heirs and assigns of the said Nicholas. Charter with warranty of all lands, in marshes and out marshes, rents, services etc. in Little Shobury and Great Wakeryng co. Essex which descended to John the son after his father's death. Witnesses: Edward de Wodham, Robert Todenham, Robert Dethe, John Wakeryng, John Beniflete. Dated Shobury aforesaid, 24 April 2 Richard II.
John son and heir of John Frend of Little Shobury to John Wakeryng and John Beniflete. Letter of attorney appointing them to deliver to Nicholas Stephene and Laurencia his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said Nicholas, seisin of lands etc. in Little Shobury and Great Wakeryng. Dated (as the last).
John son and heir of John Frend of Little Shobury to Nicholas Stephene and Laurencia his wife, the heirs and assigns of the said Nicholas. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands etc. (as above) in Little Shobury and Great Wakeringge. Witnesses (as above). Dated Shobury, 28 April 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charter and writings, 28 April.
April 24.
Westminster.
John Begbroke of Bryncheslee and Stephen Assketyn to John Frenyngham. Recognisance for 200l., to be levied etc. in Kent.
Cancelled on payment.
John Dercy, son of Hugh Dercy of Willardeby, to Patrick de Langdale of Etton, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of one bovate of land in Etton called 'Wellomoxgang.' Witnesses: John de Spaigne, Peter de Santon, John Cardoile, William Jakelyn, William Scot. Dated Etton, Thursday after the Assumption 1372.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 May this year.
John Wauncy of Faucote to Sir Baldwin de Bereford knight, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands etc. in Hynton and Farnyngho sometime of Thomas de Hynton cousin of the said John, which Sir Baldwin had by feoffment of Thomas Englyssh, John de Haroudon and William de Hampton parson of Hynton. Witnesses: John de Lyons, William Kirkeby, John de Merston, Richard de Hetherington, William de Stapulton. Dated Stene, Monday after the Purification 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 May this year.
Membrane 8d.
William de Hillom and Ellen his wife to John de Lincoln knight, his heirs and assigns. Charter of all their lands in Whaytelagh by Doncastre. Dated London, 26 March 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 March (sic).
John Seintmanyfuy to Richard Skydemor. Letter of attorney, appointing him to deliver to John Colyngbourne clerk and Henry Pyres of Tydolveshyde seisin of lands etc. Dated 28 March 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 30 March.
John de Swafelde of Notynghamshire to Robert Aleyn and Maud his wife and to the heirs of their bodies. Quitclaim of all lands, mills etc. in Stebenhethe and Stratford atte Bowe, all messuages, buildings, quays, shops, cellars, solars, gardens and rents in 'Grascherchestrete' in the parish of Allhallows 'Grascherge,' 'Fancherstrete' in the parish of St. Benet 'Grascherche,' and 'Billingatistrete' in 'Tammestrete' in the parish of St. Botolph by 'Billyngesgate,' and of the reversions of all lands, messuages etc. in the city of London purchased by the said John and John Horald of the said Robert's feoffment. Dated London, 8 April 50 Edward III.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 2 April this year.
April 4.
Westminster.
Simon de Burgh to Ralph de Cobham. Recognisance for 400l., to be levied etc. in Cambridgeshire.
Cancelled on payment.
April 2.
Westminster.
Janus Imperialis ambassador and syndic of the duke and commons of Genoa, Lewis Gentilis, Cosmas de Aurea, Golestanus Pynellus, John Scortileonus, Andalo Lomelinus, Amfreonus Pynellus, John Gentilis and Philip de Nigro merchants of Genoa, for the said duke and the commonalty, to the king. Recognisance for 40,000 francs of gold, to be levied etc. in the realm of England.
Memorandum that this recognisance was made under the condition contained in the following writ.
April 2.
Westminster.
To Edmund earl of Cantebrigge constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order to summon before him Peter Rede and the mayor and bailiffs of Sandewich, in their presence to view all the merchandise in a ship called 'la Godesknyght' of Genoa, Lewis Catan master or owner (patronus), lately taken at sea by the king's lieges and now under arrest at Sandewich, to make with them indentures containing particulars thereof and the names of those taken in the ship, and to deliver ship, goods, merchandise and men to the custody of (the merchants above named) or two of them, to remain without departure of men or removal of merchandise out of the realm until debate be by the council had concerning the matter, sending to the king one part of those indentures; and further order, under pain of forfeiture, friendly to entreat the men taken and other merchants of Genoa, doing them no wrong, hurt or violence; as divers merchants of Genoa have sued with the king and council for restitution thereof as goods of the king's friends, and Janus Imperialis ambassador etc. and the others, appearing before the council, have bound themselves in 40,000 francs of gold, under a condition that, if hereafter it shall be proved that the goods are enemies' goods, or that the master or owner and others in the ship at the time of the capture offered resistance or violence, they shall make restitution and give satisfaction. By C.
April 2.
Westminster.
To Edmund earl of Cantebrigge constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports, or to his lieutenant. Order, upon petition of John Utenbrok burgess of Bruges in Flanders, if he shall find a mainprise, for which the constable or lieutenant will answer, to answer to Thomas Leueryk for 125l. in case hereafter before Easter next by proof and lawful information 68 pipes of wine appraised at that sum, which were taken at sea by the said Thomas in a ship and by command of the council delivered to the keeping of John Panys of Sandewich, shall be adjudged enemies' goods lawfully taken, to deliver that wine by indenture to the petitioner, sending into chancery one part of such indentures and the mainpernors' names.
April 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of Andrew Neuport, Walter Hanaper, John Frowyk and Godfrey de Vyane of London to set free Peter de Drypton, John Gruys, Gerard Sprunk and Geoffrey Duchemane imprisoned at suit of John Strousburgh citizen and 'brouderer' of London averring threats.
Thomas de Meaux knight to John Conestable of Halsham knight. Quitclaim of the manor of Esthalsham and all lands etc. in Esthalsham and Rymmeswelle in Holdernesse sometime of John de Meaux knight son and heir of Godfrey de Meaux knight. Witnesses: Ralph de Hastynges, Thomas de Sutton, Robert de Hilton, John Bygod, Walter Faucomberge knights. Dated Halsham, the feast of St. George 2 Richard II.
Thomas de Meaux knight to Sir Thomas Ughtred knight, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manor of Lepyngton and lands etc. in Gouthorp, Levenyng, Akclom, Fankesfosse, York, Sutton in Holdernesse, Driphulle, Stan Fery and Lopholm sometime of John de Meaux (as above). Witnesses: Sir Peter de Malo Lacu the sixth, Sir Ralph de Hastynges, John Bygod, John Conestable of Halsham, John de Hothom knights, Thomas de Maulay, Edmund de Killyngwyk, Walter de Rudstan. Dated Lepyngton, Palm Sunday 2 Richard II.
Thomas de Meaux knight to Ralph de Hastynges knight. Quitclaim of the manor of Bewyk and lands etc. in Aldeburgh, Northcoldon, Little Coldon, Wythornwyk, Estneuton, Sutton in Holdernesse, Dripole and Stanefery sometime of John de Meaux of Bewyk knight. Witnesses: Thomas de Sutton, John Conestable of Halsham, Robert de Hilton, John Bygod, Walter Faucomberge knights. Dated Bewyk, the feast of St. George 2 Richard II.
Thomas de Meaux of Belynghay knight to John Aunsell knight, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manor of Miggeley co. York sometime of Sir John de Meaux knight son and heir of Sir Godfrey de Meaux knight. Witnesses: Sir Peter de Malo Lacu the sixth, Sir Ralph de Hastynges, John Bygod, John Conestable of Halsham, Robert de Nevylle of Hornby sheriff of York, John Seyville knights. Dated York, Monday after Palm Sunday 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 7 May.
Membrane 7d.
Walter atte Lee knight to Stephen Breggeman and his issue, lately manumitted by writing of Richard Ravenesere, Thomas atte Strete clerks, John Bataille, Geoffrey Hundene, John Boys, Thomas Bataille, John Quynyld, William Giffard, Walter Arderne, John Martel, Henry Sparke and Robert atte Watere. Confirmation of that writing, and release of all actions of servitude or bondage. Witnesses: Thomas Merewelle knight, Thomas Albone, Nicholas Hotot, John Bradeleye, John Bettes. Dated Aldebury, 10 May 2 Richard II.
Indenture, made on Wednesday the morrow of the Conversion of St. Paul 2 Richard II, between Walter atte Lee knight and Stephen Breggeman of Aldebury, being the defeasance of a bond of the said Stephen in 1,000 marks, upon condition that the said Walter shall not be impleaded concerning any lands in the town of Aspede nor hamlet of Buntyngford which at this date or previously were of the said Stephen, or any contract, agreement, debt, trespass etc. Dated Aldebury, as above.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writing and indenture by the said Walter, 10 May.
Thomas de Stratton and Nicholas Westerdale to John Smalfelawe. Quitclaim of the manor of Beston co. Bedford. Dated Northyevelle, Monday after St. John ante Portam Latinam 2 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 May.
April 14.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of John Bacoun 'taillour,' John Aungewyn 'coteler,' Roger Pynell and John Bernet of London to set free John Wesenham, imprisoned in Neugate gaol at suit of Roger Magot of London averring threats.
Roger Manyngford to Nicholas de Carreu the younger and William Niwe chaplain, their heirs and assigns. Charter indented of all his lands etc. in Durwenston, Blaneford Forum, Melcombe by Middelton Abbatis and Askereswell, upon condition that before 1 August next they shall again enfeoff the said Roger and Margaret his wife of the premises to them and the heirs of their bodies, remainder to Roger's right heirs. Witnesses: Robert Turbervylle, Stephen Derby knights, John Mautravers, Edward Payn, Richard Bynham, John Kentecombe. Dated Iwerne Mynstre, Tuesday the Invention of Holy Cross 2 Richard II.
Roger Manyngford to Nicholas de Carreu the younger and William Niwe chaplain, their heirs and assigns. Charter of all his lands etc. in Semelee, Forde, Perteworth and Cnoel Episcopi, upon condition etc. (as the last). Witnesses: Nicholas Bonham, Walter Hanleigh, Peter Whiton, John Amberleigh, John Hat, John Calewe, John Veillard. Dated (as the last).
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing charters, 12 May.

Footnotes

  • 1. The Christian name omitted.