BHO

Close Rolls, Richard II: April 1378

Pages 73-74

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

This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.

Citation:
Please subscribe to access the page scans

This volume has gold page scans.
Access these scans with a gold subscription.Key icon

April 1378

Membrane 1.
April 1.
Westminster.
To Matthew Redman knight. Order, under pain of 100l., to have Robert Butterwyk in chancery on Monday next, to be delivered to the custody of William Dageville and William Keleye of Oxfordshire; as lately by writ of privy seal the king commanded the said Matthew to be before the council at a day now past with the said Robert in his custody, and for that he did not appear, by another writ under the great seal the king commanded him to be with the said Robert before the council on Monday after 16 March last; and by virtue of those writs and of orders sent by James Lyons serjeant at arms the said Matthew appeared in chancery, and in a cause concerning the taking and detention of the said Robert, protesting that he would say nought for plea or answer, averred that he took the said Robert as his neif and chattel, claiming to own his body; and on behalf of the said Robert prayer was made to the king that he might prove his freedom in form of law, and the said William and William, appearing there in person, mainperned under a pain of 100l. to have his body before the king in the quinzaine of Easter next and from day to day until it be determined whether he be the said Matthew's neif or no.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 100l. made in chancery 1 April by William Dageville and William Keleye to have the said Robert's body before the king (as above), in case they shall before the quinzaine of Easter have possession thereof, as was appointed by the chancellor and others of the council.
April 6.
Westminster.
To Matthew Redman knight. Second order, under a pain of 200l. to be in chancery on Saturday next with Robert Butterwyk, in order that he may be delivered to the custody of William Dageville and William Keleye; as the said Matthew did not appear on Monday last, nor bring the said Robert.
April 12.
Westminster.
To Matthew Redman knight. Further order, under a pain of 300l., to be in chancery on Monday in the quinzaine of Easter next with Robert Butterwyk, in order that he may be delivered to the custody of William Dageville and William Keleye; as the said Matthew did not appear on Saturday last, nor bring the said Robert.
April 7.
Westminster.
To Nicholas Brember mayor of the city of London and escheator therein. Order during this vacancy to suffer the prior and monks of the chapter of Radynges abbey to dispose of all possessions of the abbey, being now void by the death of John the last abbot, according to the charters of former kings, and as they and their predecessors have since been used to do, not meddling therewith, but restoring any issues thereof taken since the death of the last abbot, saving the king's right, the knights' fees and advowsons that shall fall in during the vacancy, and the issues of lands and possessions purchased since 20 February 16 Edward III; as by those charters grants were made to the prior and convent of Radynges that upon the death of the abbot every possession of the abbey should remain wholly and freely at their disposal, and those charters were confirmed by charter of the late king with the clause licet; and for that by certificate of the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer sent into chancery it was found that, upon search made of the rolls and memoranda of the exchequer, no answer was found to have made by escheators or others in the time of King Henry III, Edward I or Edward II for any issues of the temporalities of the abbey in time of vacancies, and that no answer was made for the temporalities thereof in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Herefordshire from 10 January at the end of 1 Edward III and beginning of 2 Edward III, on which day the abbey was first void by the death of Nicholas the last abbot, to 16 January following, on the date aforesaid the late king commanded divers escheators to meddle no further with the temporalities of the abbey, which they had taken into the king's hand by reason of that vacancy, delivering to the prior and convent any issues thereof taken.
The like to the following:
Gilbert Wace escheator in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
Roger Keterich escheator in Hertfordshire.
Walter Holt escheator in Warwickshire.
Walter Craunford escheator in Bedfordshire and Bukinghamshire.
John Lucy escheator in Herefordshire.
John Brode of Smethe escheator in Kent.
Thomas de Illeston escheator in Wiltesir and the county of Suthampton.