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Close Rolls, Richard II: March 1378

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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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March 1378

Membrane 9.
March 8.
Westminster.
To the collectors of the petty custom in the port of St. Botolph for the time being. Order to pay to Agnes who was wife of John Permay of St. Botolph 100s. a year for life for her husband's good service, according to letters patent of the late king, confirmed by the king. By the great council.
Et erat patens.
March 11.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Salop. Order to pay to Alan de Berle one of the late king's messengers 4½d. a day, according to a grant made to him by the late king for life or until he should take other order for his estate, and confirmed by the king, who has retained the said Alan with him.
Et erat patens.
March 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Surrey and Sussex. Order to pay to Nicholas de Slyndon one of the late king's hunters 4d. a day, according to letters patent of the late king granting him 4d. a day for his wages for life or until he should take other order for his estate, and confirmed by the king, who has retained the said Nicholas with him.
Et erat patens.
March 18.
Westminster.
To John Basse citizen and draper of London, guardian or farmer of certain lands late of John de Garton of Erehethe now in the king's hand. Order to pay to Robert de Louthe the late king's esquire 13l. 9d. a year during the nonage of the heir of John de Garton, and the arrears since 17 November 50 Edward III; as in recompense for 55l. due to the said Robert of 10l. a year to be taken at the exchequer granted by the said king to Joan his wife for her life, on that date the late king by letters patent, confirmed by the king, granted him the 73s. 4d. a year which John Basse is bound to pay at the exchequer until the lawful age of the said heir for wardship of a toft, 5 acres of land, 1 acre of meadow, 3½ acres of wood and 9s. of rent in Middelton co. Suthampton, and of 55 acres of land in Erehethe co. Kent which John de Garton held by the courtesy of England of the heritage of Margaret his first wife, and the 9l. 7s. 5d. a year which by virtue of other letters patent John Basse is likewise bound to pay for the wardship of a third part of the manor of Northnewenton and of 14s. rent in Exton co. Somerset. By bill of the treasurer.
Et erat patens.
March 24.
Westminster.
To the searcher of forfeitures in the port of London or to his representative. Order, upon petition of Copyn Dawer of Flanders master of a small ship called a 'hakebote,' to dearrest and deliver up the said ship; as his petition shews that the same is arrested by the searcher for that a certain Lumbard put therein certain small parcels of customable merchandise to be taken to foreign parts without payment of custom thereupon, although the said Copyn knew not of the lading thereof; and by examinatin made and oath of the said Copyn the king is informed that he is not guilty. Proviso that the said parcels be not delivered up by virtue of these presents. By C.
March 20.
Westminster.
To all sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and other the king's lieges to whom etc. Order not to compel the men and tenants of the manor of Clyve co. Norhampton, which is of the ancient demesne of the crown as appears by certificate of the treasurer and chamberlains of the late king, to pay toll of their goods, property or merchandise, releasing any distress made for that cause; as by the custom of England men and tenants of the ancient demesne are quit of toll throughout the realm.
Feb. 23.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Worcester. Order to pay to Lucy wife of John atte Wode 10 marks a year, which the late king by letters patent, confirmed by the king, granted her for life for good service to Queen Philippa.
Et erat patens.
Feb. 23.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Stafford. Order to pay to Lucy wife of John atte Wode, one of the damsels of Queen Philippa's chamber, 20 marks a year which the late king by letters patent, confirmed by the king, granted her for life for good service.
Et erat patens.
April 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order to pay to Nicholas Barbor, serjeant of the ewery in the late king's household, 6d. a day and the arrears since 4 March last, according to a grant for life or until other order should be taken for his estate made to him by letters patent of 30 April 45 Edward III, and confirmed on the date aforesaid by the king, who has retained the said Nicholas with him.
Et erat patens.
April 6.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Great Jernemuth for the time being. Order of the farm of the town to pay to John Fastolf the king's esquire 20l. a year and the arrears since 6 March last according to a grant made to him for life or until other order should be taken for his estate by letters patent of 28 January 48 Edward III, and confirmed on the date aforesaid by the king, who has retained the said John with him.
Et erat patens.
[Fœdera.]
April 5.
Westminster.
To Robert de Loxle escheator in Surrey and Sussex. Order to take of Sybil who was wife of John Brocas an oath that she will not marry without the king's licence, and in presence of the heirs and parceners to assign her dower of her said husband's lands.
To Thomas de Illeston escheator in the county of Suthampton. Order to assign dower to the said Sybil, of whom an oath has been taken by Robert de Loxle (as above).
The like to John Brode of Smethe escheator in Kent.
Membrane 8.
March 1.
Westminster.
To Richard earl of Arundell admiral to the westward, his substitutes and deputies. Order to view an inquisition sent under the king's seal, to summon before them those whom they shall see fit as well for the king as for others, and to proceed according to maritime law to do what pertains to their office, certifying their action in chancery under the admiral's seal, and sending again this writ and the said inquisition; as the same was taken at Lostwythiel by the king's command before Roger Juyle, Richard Kendale and John Eston concerning a crayer lately taken at sea which ought to be confiscated to the king it was said, and debate of the business pertains to the admiral's office as the king is informed. By C.
March 17.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Cumberland. Writ of aid, upon petition presented to the king and council by John de Hudleston knight, Robert de Bampton knight, Alan de Coupland, William Wythie, John de Camberton, Thomas de Crosseby, William de Burght, Thomas de Wythengg' knight, Richard de Reaulu, William Whightehed. William Somer, John Stapilton, William Dicson, Gilbert de Welpedale and William Kittison collectors in Cumberland of two tenths and fifteenths granted to the king in the last parliament, directing the sheriff, if assured that William de Mulcastre one of the collectors received, as they have shewn, 60l. 5s. 4d. thereof and has taken no heed to pay it to the king as they have done, but is detaining the same, to arrest him if found in the sheriff's bailiwick, and straightway to cause him to come before the king and council to render the same, and if he has eloigned himself so that he may not be arrested, order to seize all his lands, goods and chattels into the king's hand, to cause his goods to be appraised and his lands extended and safe kept until further order, and the issues of his lands to be levied to the king's use, certifying before the close of Easter their action in the matter, and sending again this writ. By C.
April 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norffolk and Suffolk. Writ de intendendo, directing him to pay to John de Herlyng the late king's yeoman as well 20l. a year as 12l. 10s. a year and the arrears since 20 February last; as on 22 January in the 23rd year of his reign the late king granted to him, being then usher of the king's chamber, 20l. a year of the issues of those counties for life or until he should make him for life provision of 20l. a year of land or rent, over and above 12d. a day for life lately granted him at the exchequer, and on 8 October in his 34th year the said king granted him for life a rent of 12l. 10s. a year by the hands of the sheriff of Norffolk, which grants were on the date aforesaid confirmed by the king, who has retained the said John with him.
April 28.
Westminster.
To John Carnell escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a messuage and half a virgate of land in Preston 'on the Hulle' which were of Anketin Knyghton, delivering up any issues thereof taken; as lately the king ordered John de Tyndale late escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore he took the premises into the king's hand, and the value thereof, and he certified that Nicholas Seymor the late king's escheator so took the same for that he found by inquisition, taken of his office on Sunday the eve of St. James 47 Edward III, that the said Anketin, a felon and fugitive for the death of John Hancokes of Staffordshire, on the day of that felony held the premises, extended at 2s. a year; and for that the date was not mentioned in that certificate, nor that the said Anketin was attainted or outlawed, nor what estate he had in the premises, the king ordered the now escheator to certify the same, who by inquisition taken has certified that the said Anketin withdrew himself for a felony which he committed on 23 December 46 Edward III by slaying the said John Hankokes, that he was never attainted or outlawed for the same, that on that day he had no estate in the premises nor afterwards, for that on the eve of the Epiphany 40 Edward III by charter he enfeoffed Geoffrey Clerk of Leycestre and his heirs thereof and of all other his lands in Norhamptonshire, who granted the same for life to Adam Widevile of Preston, and after granted the reversion to Thomas de Evesham citizen of London and to his heirs in fee, and that the said Adam attorned tenant to the said Thomas, and after made a surrender to him, who held the premises peaceably until put out by the late escheator; and the king reckons the cause of taking the same insufficient.
March 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norhampton. Order to pay to William de Lupton every year 2d. a day for his wages, 10s. for a gown, and 4s. 8d. for shoes, according to letters patent of the late king, confirmed by the king, granting him those sums for life for his good service to Queen Philippa, John earl of Cornwall the late king's brother and Lionel the said king's son, and because he is aged and infirm.
March 12.
Westminster.
To Thomas le Despenser. Order during the nonage of the heir of Edward le Despenser to pay to John Stygan the late king's serjeant the 10l. a year which the said Thomas is bound to pay at the exchequer for the manor of Bautre co. York late of the said Edward, according to letters patent of 26 November 50 Edward III confirmed by the king, who has retained the said John with him.
May 1.
Westminster.
To all the king's bailiffs and lieges to whom etc. Pardon to William de Kyrkeby for the death of Philip late parson of Thenford co. Norhampton, provided he shall stand to right in the king's court if any man will bring a cause against him.
Vacated, because upon the Patent Roll of this year.
May 6.
Westminster.
To John de Cavendissh chief justice. Order to admit Robert Tresylian with him to be one of the justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. By K. and C.
[Fœdera.]
Membrane 7.
March 16.
Westminster.
To Alan de Buxhull constable of the Tower of London and to his lieutenant. Writ de intendendo, directing them to receive all prisoners who shall be delivered to them under seal of Thomas de Wodestoke the king's uncle constable of England and John de Arundell marshal of England or either of them or of their deputies, and to keep such prisoners in safe custody as directed by special command on the king's behalf, delivering them again as and when required to the said constable and marshal or one of them or to their deputies. By the great council.
March 20.
Westminster.
To Thomas Asshelden late representative of Geoffrey de Neweton the late king's butler in the port of Halemuth. Order, upon petition of Goscelin Lambrighteson master of a ship called 'la Palmedaugh' of Nelyng, to deliver to him two tuns of wine, or the price thereof; as his complaint shews that the said Thomas took for the late king's prise two tuns of wine of the said Goscelin in the said ship in that port, not contenting him for the price thereof, although there were therein not more than five tuns of wine, wherefore no prise pertained to the said king.
March 26.
Westminster.
To the mayor and sheriffs of London. Writ de intendendo, directing them to pay henceforward to William son and heir of Richard Englys 10l. of yearly rent in Suthwerk, lately held for life by William de Aldecar by grant of the late king, and the arrears; as by letters patent of 1 May in the 31st year of his reign, for good service and in recompense for the pontage of Caleys and the bailiwick of the water there by him granted to the said Richard and after taken again into his hand, the late king granted the reversion of the said rent to the said Richard and the heirs male of his body, to hold of the king by the services due and accustomed, and by the service of keeping a greyhound at the said king's command, with remainder for lack of such heirs to the king; and on the death of William [de Aldecar] the late king commanded that rent to be paid to the said Richard. By C.
April 12.
Westminster.
To John Carnell escheator in Norhamptonshire. Order to give to Robert son and heir of Nicholas de Luxton, tenant of lands in Little Boudon of the heir of William Maureward knight lately within age and in the wardship of the prince of Wales, livery of his said father's lands; as he has proved his age before Roger Keterich escheator in Hertfordshire, and the king has taken his fealty.
March 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order of the farm or issues of the city to pay to Jordan de Barton 3d. a day for life, according to letters patent of 16 July 35 Edward III granting him that daily sum for life for good service in the chancery and elsewhere.
April 1.
Westminster.
To Nicholas Hanle representative of the marshal of the prison of the marshalsea of the king's household. Order not to suffer the prior of St. Frideswide Oxford, who is there imprisoned for certain felonies for which he was indicted at Aylesbury, to withdraw from the city of London or where else the council shall be, or to presume to take him thence, but by himself or his deputy to keep the said prior there in custody until further order of the king or council; as by advice of the council the king lately appointed that he should be brought by the said Nicholas in person before the council at Westminster, by virtue whereof the said Nicholas caused him to be brought thither; and now the king is informed that without command or authority of the council the said Nicholas is purposing to take him again to Aylesbury prison.
[Fœdera.]
May 11.
Westminster.
To the bailiffs of Scardeburgh. Order by advice of the council, inasmuch as that town is in a situation of great peril on the sea coast, and many of those who possess land and rents there refuse to contribute to the defence thereof, at their peril and under pain of forfeiture to compel all lords and others of whatsoever estate and condition who have lands and rents in the town and those who have goods and chattels there to contribute to the safe guard of the town against attacks of the enemy, every man according to his means, sparing none save those privileged, and leaving all else to take order for the safety of the town. By the great council.
[Ibid.]
March 5.
Westminster.
To the farmers or keepers for the time being of the king's mills, meadow and pasture pertaining to Oxford castle. Order of the farm or issues thereof to pay to Richard le Forester of Beckele 10l. a year for life, according to letters patent of 1 October 47 Edward III, confirmed by the king.
Et erat patens.
March 5.
Westminster.
To the receiver or farmer for the time being of the profits of the king's stannary and of other issues to the king pertaining in Cornwall. Order to pay to Nicholas Sarnesfeld the king's knight, whom he has made his standard bearer, 40l. a year for life for his good service.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 6.
March 10.
Westminster.
To W. bishop of London and Richard earl of Arundell. Order to deliver to the treasurer and the chamberlains all the jewels in their keeping which the king caused to be delivered to the said bishop and earl as intermediaries by way of security for 10,000l. lent upon a bond to the king in his need by Nicholas Brembre, William Walworth, John Philipot and John Haddele citizens of London and other merchants of the realm, the said merchants being fully contented of that sum as the said William and John Philipot have acknowledged before the council.
[Fœdera.]
March 12.
Westminster.
To the mayor and commonalty of the city of London. Order to give up to the chamberlains of the exchequer the jewels and vessels to the value of 5,000l. lately with assent of the council and of the late king's executors to them delivered in pledge as security for that sum lent by them to the king in his need, the said mayor and commonalty being contented of that sum as the mayor has acknowledged before the council.