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Close Rolls, Richard II: July 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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July 1377

July 11.
Westminster.
To the arrayers in Norffolk of men at arms, armed men, hobblers and archers. Order not to distrain Walter fitz Walter to abide upon the safe guard of his lands in Norffolk, or there to find men at arms etc. for the same, releasing any such distress made; as the king is informed that he is so abiding upon his lands in Essex with his household and his quota of men for all his lands in England. Proviso that his tenants in Norffolk shall be arrayed among other the men of the county.
To the treasurer and the chamberlains. Order of the king's money to renew the wax about the body of King Edward I buried in the church of St. Peter Westminster, as used heretofore to be done.
Membrane 40.
July 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Warrewyk. Order, upon complaint of Henry Beton that Richard de Willie vicar of Newebold upon Avene, John Rose and Edith his wife, William Pounfret, John Forst and John Souter have overcharged their common pasture in Littellalleford and Littelherdeburgh, to cause the same to be measured, that all parties may have as many cattle and sheep thereon as they ought according to their freehold in those towns.
July 11.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to view all writs of the late king not yet executed in the exchequer, and to make allowances, quittances touching pardons for debts and other processes in accordance with the same according to law and the custom of the exchequer. By C.
July 21.
Westminster.
To all to whom etc. Grant during pleasure to Lawrence Mortymer to be keeper of the king's forest of la Sausee, together with the fees and other profits. By p.s. [19.]
Vacated, because enrolled upon the Patent Roll.
July 20.
Westminster.
To John de Thorp keeper of Kyngeswode forest by Bristol. Order to deliver to Walter de Derby mayor of Bristol twenty oaks to make barriers and other things needful for defence of the town. By C.
July 24.
Westminster.
To the arrayers of men at arms etc. in Kesteven co. Lincoln. Order, upon petition of the town of Sleford, if the men thereof have heretofore time out of mind been arrayed by themselves, and not among others or with others of neighbouring hundreds or wapentakes, not to compel them to be set in array among or with others otherwise than used to be done, releasing any distress made for that cause. Proviso that all men of the town shall be arrayed, armed and tried according to their estate and means.