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Close Rolls, Richard II: October 1377

Pages 24-26

Calendar of Close Rolls, Richard II: Volume 1, 1377-1381. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1914.

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October 1377

Oct. 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Wiltesir for the time being. Order to receive every year of the prioress of Ambresbire 10l. 4s. 11½d. of the rent of assarts of the forest of Chepenham, Peuesham and Melkesham whereof she is collector, and by advice and appointment of Roger de Bello Campo warden of Devises castle and by oversight of the parson and mayor of la Devises to cause that sum and 7l. 16s. whereof the sheriff is collector to be laid out upon repair and maintenance of the walls, towers and buildings of the said castle and the enclosure of the park; as the late king by letters patent appointed that the said rent, amounting to 18l. 14s. yearly whereof the said prioress was collector, should during the said warden's life be paid to the janitor of the castle for the time being, and should be by him laid out as aforesaid by oversight of the said parson and mayor; and on 1 October in the first year of his reign, upon information by the king received that the rent amounted to 18l. 11½d. only, and that the prioress was collector of but 10l. 4s. 11½d. and the sheriff of the residue, it was appointed that the same should be laid out by the sheriff as aforesaid, and the king has commanded the prioress year by year during the said warden's life to pay to the sheriff the sum aforesaid. By bill of the treasurer.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 26.
Oct. 17.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of Kyngeston upon Hull for the time being. Order of the ancient custom in that port to pay to Michael de la Pole 400 marks a year, and the arrears since the late king's death; as William de la Pole the elder deceased surrendered to the late king the manor of Bristwyk co. York, and made a quitclaim thereof and of the manors of Gryngele and Whetele co. Notyngham which he held by charters of the late king to him made at divers times, releasing 260 marks of yearly rent of the said ancient custom which he had of the late king's grant to him and his heirs to maintain the estate of banneret; and for that cause and because Thomas de la Pole and Edmund de la Pole sons of the said William likewise surrendered the manor of Kayngham co. York, in recompense for all the said manors and rent on 30 November in the 28th year of his reign the late king with assent of all his council gave to the said William and Michael his son and to their heirs 400 marks of yearly rent to be taken of the said ancient custom, granting that in case the lading of wool in that port should at any time be forbidden and be transferred to York or elsewhere, they should take the said rent of the ancient custom in the port to which the same should be transferred, and if the passage of wool should be forbidden or hindered whereby they should be unable to take the said rent, so soon after as such passage of wool should be open of the first money of the said custom arising they should have payment of all arrears, any assignment hereafter made thereupon notwithstanding. By pet. in parl. [Ancient Petitions, 949.]
Et erat patens.
Oct. 30.
Westminster.
To all the king's bailiffs and lieges to whom etc. Pardon to John Legh, at the prayer of the bishop of Bath and Wells, for the death of Juliana wife of the said John, for which he is indicted or appealed, and of the outlawry thereupon published. By p.s. [114.]
Vacated, because otherwise in the Patent Roll of this year.
Oct. 30.
Westminster.
To William Walshale escheator in Salop. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a messuage and one carucate of land in More by Bruggenorth, delivering to Alice late wife of John de Pulleley any issues thereof taken since her husband's death; as the king has learned by inquisition, by the escheator taken at the late king's command, that the said John, who died 12 September 48 Edward III and was outlawed for felony, at the date of that felony held the premises of his said wife's heritage, that the same were for that cause taken into the late king's hand by Philip de Lynteleye (sic) late escheator, and are held of others than the king.
Oct. 13.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the chamberlains. Order to deliver of the king's gift to John Andrieu Coubrigge of Kermerdyn, master of a ship of Kermerdyn in Wales arrested for the king's service in the port of Bristol by the admiral to the westward, and to the seamen thereof, or to Robert Mauncell citizen and mercer of London the master's attorney, 10l. for their reward for long detention. By C.