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Close Rolls, Richard II: November 1377

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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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November 1377

Nov. 1.
Westminster.
To Thomas Illeston escheator in Kent. Order to deliver to John Mokkyng a moiety of the manor of Nutstede and other lands hereinafter mentioned to him given in exchange by Nicholas Carreu, Thomas de Hoton and Nicholas Heryng, which were taken into the late king's hand by death of Thomas de Gravesend and by reason of the nonage of Cicely his daughter and one of his heirs and of Joan daughter of Margaret sister of the said Cicely and his other heir and are now in the king's hand, with the issues thereof taken since 1 April 50 Edward III, but to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with the other part of the said manor, delivering up any issues thereof taken since that date; as the king has learned by inquisition, by the escheator taken by command of the late king, that 2 acres of land in Gravesende held in chief by knight service, 18 acres of land in that town held of the king in 'gavelkynd,' the manors of Nutstede and Parrok in Milton, and 40 acres of land in Milton held of others than the king came to the late king's hand as aforesaid, that the said Cicely and Joan died in their nonage, and that John Mokkyng of Essex, being son of Walter son of Alice sister of Richard father of the said Thomas, and Alice wife of John Asketyn, being daughter of Maud sister of the said Richard, were their cousins and heirs of the said 2 acres and of the said manors by the common law, and that the said John Mokkyng and Alice, William brother of John Mokkyng, and Robert Goshalm of Essex, being son of Richard son of Alice sister of Richard by Richard Goshalm her second husband, were their cousins and heirs in 'gavelkynd' of the remaining lands; and by another inquisition taken at the king's command it is found that the said Nicholas, Thomas de Hoton and Nicholas after by fine levied in the king's court in the quinzaine of Michaelmas 49 Edward III acquired to the late king's use of John Asketyn and his wife a moiety of the said manors and of 108 acres of land, 5½ acres of meadow and 2 acres of wood in Gravesende, Milton, Suanescompe and Northflete, that the said manors and 2 acres of the said land descended to John Mokkyng and Alice wife of John Asketyn as cousins and heirs of the said Cicely and Joan, and a moiety of the other lands to the said Alice by herself, the other moiety thereof to John Mokkyng, William his brother and Robert Goshalm as heirs in 'gavelkynde,' that the said Nicholas, Thomas de Hoton and Nicholas [gave] to John de Mokkyng and his heirs the moiety of the manor of Nutstede and a moiety of 8 acres of land and 1 acre of wood in Swanescompe in exchange for the other moiety of the manor of Parrok and for the third part of the other moiety of the lands held in 'gavelkynd' which was of his purparty and was to them given by him on 1 April 50 Edward III to the king's use, and that the said Nicholas, Thomas de Hoton and Nicholas had in exchange to the king's use the 2 acres of land held of the late king; and Nicholas Carreu appearing in person in chancery has witnessed that the purchase and exchange aforesaid were made to the use of the late king and of his heirs. Proviso that answer be made at the exchequer for the issues since 1 April aforesaid of the moiety of the manor of Parrok and other lands given in exchange to the king's use, and of the other moiety of that manor since the acquisition thereof, and that henceforward the king shall have the said manor and lands wholly according to the said exchange.