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Close Rolls, Richard II: September 1377

Pages 37-38

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

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September 1377

Sept. 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order to keep safe under arrest the merchants and others of the allegiance of Scotland found in a ship driven by a storm to the port of Holkham and arrested by Stephen de Hales and seamen of Holkham, and their wool, causing the wool to be publicly appraised in presence of the owners by merchants and others having the best knowledge thereof, and a sufficient part thereof to be sold to content the seamen for their freight, and order to suffer the seamen of Flanders with the ship to pass to their own parts, safe keeping the residue of the wool as they will answer it, and certifying in chancery the quantity of the wool and all their action in the matter; as the king is informed of a surety that the ship and seamen are of Flanders. Proviso that no merchants or others of the allegiance of Scotland, and no wool or merchandise of Scotland be delivered up. By C.
Sept. 10.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London, and the keepers of the passage in that port. Order to suffer Henry Scut of Prucia master of a ship called 'la Marie Knyght' of Prucia, John Trobory master of another ship called 'la Marie Knyght' of Prucia, William Pieresson of Camfer in Seland master of a ship called 'la Godewhile' of Campe, and their fellows the seamen thereof, to pass with those ships to their own parts, notwithstanding the king's late command to suffer no vessels to pass out of port until further order; as by loud complaint of the said masters and seamen the king has learned that by long detention they are in great want. By C.
The like to the following:
The mayor and bailiffs of Gippewich and the keepers of the passage in that port in favour of John Stanyard of Camfer master of a ship called the 'Godewhile' of Camfere.
The mayor and sheriff of Bristol and the keepers of the passage in favour of Gerard Fandebergh, master of a ship [called the] 'Victor' of Gellerland.
The said mayor and sheriff and the keepers of the passage in favour of John Johanson of Gellerland master of a ship called 'la Godesknyght' of Gellerland.
Sept. 18.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Smalhithe co. Kent. Order, upon petition of John Gerard master of a ship called 'la Godewille' of Neuport in Flanders, to deliver up the same, suffering him to lade it with brushwood and other victuals and bring it to the city of London; as he has shewn the king that the ship is there detained by reason of the king's prohibition of the passage of ships, and has made oath that he will bring the same so laded to London and nowhere else.
Sept. 16.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs in the port of London, and the keepers of the passage in that port. Order to suffer eighty pieces of vessels of tin, four mantles of Ireland and two saddles for horses of Peter Stotelore of Flanders, bought for his stock in the city of London and arrested in that port, to be dearrested and pass to the said Peter in Flanders, also one 'hakeney' of his, price 20s., any command of the king to the contrary notwithstanding. By witness of John de Cobham.
Sept. 22.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh and the keepers of the passage in that port. Order to dearrest John Speryng, Peter Mase, Baldwin Costour, John Artson, John Poulis, William Bugill and other their fellows seamen of Flanders, who with their small fishing boats are arrested in that port by reason of the king's late prohibition of the passage of ships, suffering them to pass therewith to Flanders. By C.