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Close Rolls, Richard II: May 1378

Pages 69-72

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

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May 1378

May 11.
Westminster.
To the prior of Bernewelle co. Cantebrigge for the time being. Order, according to letters patent of the late king, confirmed by the king, to pay to Roger de Bonyngton for life 10l. a year of the fee farm which the prior is bound to pay yearly at the exchequer for the town of Chesterton.
Et erat patens.
May 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Somerset and Dorset. Order to pay to Walter Trillowe one of the late king's hunters 4d. a day for life, according to letters patent of the late king, confirmed by the king, granting him that sum for life or until other order should be taken for his estate.
Et erat patens.
To the sheriff of Suthampton. Like order in favour of Walter de Webbele one of his hunters, to whom the late king granted 4d. a day for his wages for life or until etc.
April 20.
Westminster.
To the tenants or farmers of a moiety of the town of Thorvaston co. Derby for the time being. Order of the issues of that moiety to pay to Richard Swift the king's carpenter 106s. 8d. a year, according to the king's letters patent of 12 March last granting him for life for good service to the king and to his father that yearly sum which came to the late king's hands by the forfeiture of Hugh le Despenser, and by his grant was held for life by Thomas de Ednestowe deceased.
Et erat patens.
May 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order to pay to John Gateneys 10 marks a year, according to letters patent of the late king granting him for good service to the said king and Queen Isabel that yearly sum for life or until other order should be taken for his estate, which grant the king has confirmed, and retained the said John with him.
Et erat patens.
May 6.
Westminster.
To the keepers or farmers of the manor of Haveryng for the time being. Order of the issues or farm of that manor to pay to John Culvere 2d. a day, according to letters patent of the late king, confirmed by the king, granting him for life the keeping of Writtele park and 2d. a day for his wages.
Et erat patens.
May 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Essex. Writ de intendendo, directing him during the nonage of Eleanor one of the daughters and heirs of Humphrey de Bohun last earl of Hereford and Essex to pay to Thomas de Wodestoke the king's uncle 40l. 10s. 10d. a year, and the arrears since 17 July last; as on 3 April in the 48th year of his reign the late king granted to the said Thomas, until the lawful age of the said Eleanor whom he has taken to wife, the said yearly fee which King Edward II granted to Humphrey de Bohun then earl of Hereford and Essex (grandfather of the last earl) and Elizabeth late countess of Holand his wife, and to the heirs of the body of the said Humphrey the grandfather, and which was of the last earl and is in the king's hand by his death and by reason of the nonage of his heirs; and on 17 July last the king confirmed the late king's grant.
Et erat patens.
To the sheriff of Norhampton. Like order, mutatis mutandis, in accordance with letters patent of 3 April 48 Edward III, to pay to Thomas de Wodestoke until the lawful age of the said Eleanor the fee of 20l. a year which the late king granted to William de Bohun earl of Norhampton (father of the last earl) and to his heirs under the name and honour of earl of Norhampton.
Et erat patens.
March 22.
Westminster.
To the king's receiver of Cornwall for the time being. Order of the issues and profits or the duchy to pay to Nicholas de Sarnesfeld the king's knight 100l. a year and the arrears, according to letters patent of the king when prince of Wales, dated 25 February 51 Edward III, granting to the said Nicholas for life by the hands of the said receiver the annuity of 100l. which Edward prince of Wales the king's father granted him to take elsewhere, which grant the king has confirmed.
Membrane 3.
1378. June 12.
Westminster.
To the farmers of keepers of the manor of Stotfold co. Bedford for the time being. Order during the nonage of the heir of John de Moubray so long as the said manor shall remain in the king's hand to pay to John Bray the late king's serjeant 20 marks a year and the arrears since 9 February 50 Edward III; as on that date the late king granted for good service to his said serjeant, late one of the yeomen of his chamber, 20 marks a year of the said manor, which was of John de Moubray, so long as the same should be in his hand; and the king has confirmed that grant, and retained the said serjeant with him.
Et erat patens.
May 15.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Hereford. Order to pay to John Clanevowe the arrears for Easter term last of 43l. 6s. 1d. a year, according to letters patent of 15 June 47 Edward III under the great seal, granting to the said John 50l. a year for life, to be taken 43l. 6s. 1d. a year of the farm of the said city and the remaining 6l. 13s. 11d. of the issues of the county of Hereford, notwithstanding that the grant is not yet confirmed by the king. By p.s. [367.]
The like, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Hereford, to pay the arrears for Easter term of 6l. 13s. 11d.
June 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norffolk and Suffolk Writ de intendendo, directing him to pay to John de Herlyng 20l. and 12l. 10s. a year and the arrears since the late king's death and for Michaelmas and Easter terms last (as above, p. 60). By bill of the treasurer.
Et erat patens.
May 20.
Worldham Manor.
To Gilbert de Culwen escheator in Cumberland. Order to cause Thomas de Artureth, son and heir of William de Artureth, to have seisin of his father's lands taken into the late king's hand; as he has proved his age before the escheator, and the king has taken his homage and fealty. By p.s. [376.]
May 24.
Westminster.
To William Sage and Richard de Shropham late collectors of customs in the port of Scardeburgh. Order, upon petition of Henry Doublere, William Betanson of the Brele, Henry Outerburgh and Herman fan Hamele merchants of Estland and Seland, if they be of the king's friendship, and if their goods and merchandise were not exposed for sale, to stay the demand made upon them for customs and subsidies thereupon, and restore the same to them, so that no second complaint come to the king's ears; as their complaint shews that they lately touched at that port in certain ships laded with divers goods and merchandise, and that although none were exposed for sale the collectors are demanding customs and subsidies thereupon as if they were so exposed, and have taken and are detaining divers goods for the same.
Membrane 2.
May 22.
Westminster.
To John Poucher escheator in Lincolnshire. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a messuage, three shops and 10 acres of land in Staunford taken into the late king's hand by death of William de Burton knight, delivering to Eleanor late his wife any issues thereof taken; as upon the finding of an inquisition, taken by Ralph de Thresk late escheator, that at his death the said William held the premises jointly with the said Eleanor of others than the king, on 7 November in the 49th year of his reign the late king ordered John Dymmok then escheator to remove his hand and meddle no further therewith, delivering to the said Eleanor any issues thereof taken, and John Dymmok was removed from office before he had so done.
June 3.
Westminster.
To Alan de Buxhull constable of the Tower of London and to his lieutenant. Order to receive and keep honourably in safe custody in the Tower until further order for his deliverance Thomas Fauconberge knight, whom the king is sending. By K. and C.
June 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Sussex. Order, because of divers trespasses and grievances by the mayor and bailiffs and the commonalty of the city of Cicestre committed against the sheriff and his ministers when holding his county court there, as used to be done of old time, wherefore the sheriff or his ministers dared not resort thither for the purpose, to hold his county court at Lewes until the matter shall be examined and debated, and until further order. By bill of C.
May 6.
Westminster.
To the keeper, farmer, bailiff or reeve of the king's manor of Bray for the time being. Order of the farm thereof to pay to Thomas Barneville 43s. 4d. a year, according to letters patent of 14 August 43 Edward III, confirmed by the king, granting him that yearly sum for life or until the king should take other order for his estate.
Et erat patens.
June 2.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Bukingham to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Thomas de Langenhull, who is insufficiently qualified.
May 12.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of York to cause a coroner to be elected instead of John Pothou, who is insufficiently qualified.
Order to the sheriff of Gloucester to cause a coroner to be elected instead of John Wyther, who is insufficiently qualified.
June 4.
Westminster.
To all sheriffs, mayors and bailiffs of towns and other lieges to whom etc. Order to cease from distraining the men and tenants of the manors of Ragenhille and Derleton, which are of the ancient demesne of the crown, to pay toll upon their property and goods, suffering them to be thereof quit; as according to the custom of the realm men and tenants of the ancient demesne are quit of toll throughout England.
Et erat patens.
May 28.
Westminster.
To John Cavendissh and Robert Tresulyan justices appointed to hold pleas before the king. Order by writ of nisi prius to cause an inquisition which remains to be taken between the king and Thomas le Despenser concerning the manor of Bukelond and lands in Amoundesham and Sengleburgh to be taken before one of the king's justices.