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Close Rolls, Richard II: August 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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August 1377

Aug. 17.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne. Order at their peril and under pain of forfeiture, for particular causes laid before the council, to suffer no ships, barges or other vessels except small fishing boats to leave that port until further order. By K. and C.
[Fœdera.]
The like to the mayor and bailiffs of Kyngeston upon Hull and of thirteen other cities and towns, and to the bailiffs of Scardeburgh and nineteen other towns.
[Ibid.]
To the sheriff of Norffolk and Suffolk. Order to cause proclamation to be made in all cities, towns and seaports where vessels may touch, forbidding the mayors, bailiffs and keepers thereof, to suffer any ships etc. except small fishing boats to leave the same, and forbidding any ship owner, master, seaman or other under pain of forfeiture to take such ships etc. thence until further order of the king and council. By K. and C.
[Ibid.]
The like to the sheriff of Northumberland and to ten other sheriffs of eleven counties.
[Ibid.]
Aug. 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Order under pain of forfeiture, certain notorious perils having been laid before the council, to cause proclamation to be made without delay, that all fencible men of the county shall under pain of forfeiture be armed and arrayed according to their estate and means ready upon warning received to march for defence of the realm against the king's enemies.
[Fœdera.]
The like to singular the sheriffs throughout England.
[Ibid.]
To John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre, or to his representative in the duchy. Like order, mutatis mutandis, as he loves the king and his honour, to cause proclamation to be made in the said duchy.
[Ibid.]
Aug. 22.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order by mainprise of John Benet 'wolmonger,' John Hende 'draper,' Benedict Wakelyne 'cordewener,' Robert Essex 'bruer,' Robert Dalyngrigge 'carpenter' and John Gilot 'draper' of the city of London to set free from Neugate prison John Reynold 'carpenter' and citizen of London, although the king lately ordered the sheriffs to take and imprison him until he should content John Peche citizen and late alderman of London of 220 marks according to the statute of Acton Burnell, giving notice to the justices at Westminster in the quinzaine of Michaelmas how they should execute that writ; as a defeasance of the bond under the seal of John Peche, with condition that defendant should perform the covenants therein contained, has been produced in chancery, which covenants he has performed as it is said, and the said John Benet and the others have mainperned to have his body before the said justices at the aforesaid day; and the king has commanded the justices to hear defendant's plaint, to summon John Peche before them, to view the said defeasance, and to do justice thereupon.
Membrane 37d.
Aug. 4.
Westminster.
To S. archbishop of Canterbury. Summons to a parliament at Westminster in the quinzaine of Michaelmas; and order to warn the prior and chapter of his church of Canterbury, the archdeacons and clergy of the diocese. By K. and C.
[Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, iv. p. 673.]
The like to Alexander archbishop of York, W. bishop of London and eighteen other bishops.
[Ibid.]
To the abbot of St. Augustine Canterbury. Summons to the said parliament.
The like to the abbot of St. Albans and 21 other abbots, the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England and the prior of Coventre.
[Ibid.]
To John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre. Summons to the said parliament.
[Ibid. p. 674.]
The like to Edmund earl of Cantebrigge and eleven other earls (Thomas de Wodestoke the third in order being styled earl of Bukyngham and constable of England), James de Audeley of Helegh and 46 others, including Michael de la Pole admiral of the king's fleet to the northward, three only being styled chivaler, namely William de Morle, William de Aldeburgh and Hugh de Dacre.
[Ibid.]
To the sheriff of Kent. Order to cause two knights of the shire girt with the sword, two citizens of every city and two burgesses of every borough to be elected and come to the said parliament, no sheriff being elected nor any of other condition than that specified above.
[Ibid.]
The like to John king of Castille and Leon and duke of Lancastre or to his representative in the duchy, and to singular the sheriffs throughout England.
[Ibid. p. 675.]
To the sheriff of Bristol. Order to cause two burgesses of that county to be elected and come to the said parliament.
[Ibid.]
To John de Cavendissh chief justice. Summons to the said parliament.
The like to John Knyvet knight, Robert de Assheton knight and nine others, two being clerks.
[Ibid.]
To Edmund earl of Cantebrigge constable of Dovorre castle and warden of the Cinque Ports. Order to cause two barons of each of the said ports to be elected and come to the said parliament.
[Ibid.]
Membrane 36d.
John Grethed clerk to Sir Robert de Swyllyngton the uncle, his heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manor of Preston near Kypax co. York, and of all the said John's lands etc. in the town of Preston aforesaid. Dated 27 July 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 27 July.
July 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Norffolk. Order to cause proclamation to be made in the town of Lenne and elsewhere, forbidding any man under a pain of 2,000l. and of forfeiture to do or procure hurt or harm to Henry bishop of Norwich and the true men and commonalty of the said town; as by loud complaint of the people it has come to the king's ears that strife and debate has arisen between the said parties, and that evildoings and trespasses have been newly committed on either side in contempt of the king and breach of the peace; and by advice of the council the king has taken the quarrel into his hand and all that hangs thereupon to be determined as speedily as may be before him and the council. By the great council.
The like, mutatis mutandis, to the sheriff of Cantebrigge, and to the mayor and bailiffs of Lenne.
[Fœdera.]
July 26.
Westminster.
To the keepers of the passage in the port of Sandewych. Passport for the merchants and victuallers of Flanders there, to go whither they will, first paying duties upon any merchandise they had and there sold or unladed.
Ivo son of Ivo de Fulham of the one part and William de Haldene, William de Cressewyk and Roger parson of St. Michael Crokedlane London of the other part. Indenture granting with warranty to the said William, William and Roger, their heirs and assigns, all the lands etc. in Fulham which came to the said Ivo by his father's death, and the reversion of a meadow called the Vanne held for six years by Sir Warin de Insula, except a garden called the Gylehawe, two small crofts called the Pighteles thereto attached, 8½ acres of arable land held by John Saumford, and a meadow containing 3 roods called the 'Brokemede' whereof Sir William Shirbourne rector of Fulham, John Saumford of that town, William Burley of London 'mason' and William Bakere the rector's bailiff are enfeoffed; with condition for defeasance of this grant, provided the said Ivo or some one in his name pay in the said church of St. Michael 200 marks at Easter next to William Walleworth citizen and fishmonger of London, and that from this date to Michaelmas then following he shall make no statute merchant or of the staple, no recognisance, contract etc. concerning the premises. Dated Fulham, 4 August 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 7 August.
William de Haldene, William de Cressewyk and Roger rector of St. Michael Crokedlane to William Walleworth citizen and fishmonger of London. Demise of all the lands etc. in Fulham which they had by feoffment of Ivo de Fulham from this date to Michaelmas and thenceforward for one year, reserving to John Saumford of Fulham one dovecot there. Dated Fulham, 6 August 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 August.
Aug. 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Guy Brien the elder knight, in favour of John Mey clerk, who was ordered to find mainpernors upon information received that he purposed to pass to foreign parts in order to prosecute many things to the prejudice of the king and people; and order to set him free, if for that cause imprisoned.
Aug. 13.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order for particular causes to suffer no ships, boats or vessels great or small to leave that port or the Thames until further order. By C.
Aug. 20.
Westminster.
To Henry de Percy earl of Northumberland, Peter de Maulay, William de Aton, Thomas de Ingelby, Roger de Fulthorp, Thomas de Sutton, John Constable of Halsham, John Bygot and William Percehay, lately appointed guardians of the peace and justices of oyer and terminer in the Estrithing co. York. Order not to meddle until further order in regard to aught in their commission contained in the town of Kyngeston upon Hull; as the king has now appointed the said Thomas de Ingelby and Roger, Michael de la Pole, the mayor of that town, Walter Frost, Peter de Grymesby, Robert de Selby and Robert Sturmy guardians of the peace and justices therein. By C.
Membrane 35d.
Aug. 28.
Westminster.
To Edmund earl of Cantebrigge constable of Dovorre castle and his lieutenant. Order to cause Richard Bronde, imprisoned in that castle, to come before the king and council on Wednesday next, in order to give information to them, sending the cause wherefore he was taken. By C.
William Latimer lord of Danby to Edmund earl of March, Richard earl of Arundell and Surrey, John Knyvet, John Holt, William Strete, Henry de Medebourne clerk, Robert Corby clerk and Master Richard de Ronehale clerk, their heirs and assigns. Charter of the manor and advowson of Wodeton co. Surrey, the manor of Derteford co. Kent, the manor and advowson of Burton, the manors of Estonmauduyt and Weleby, all lands etc. and the advowson of Carleton co. Northampton which the grantor had by feoffment of Henry de Mulso, a tenement in the town of Northampton, the manors of Catbury and Stratton by Bykleswade and all rents etc. in Sutton Latymer co. Bedford which the grantor had by feoffment of Thomas de Burton knight, the manors of Scampston, Knapton, Thorneton, Synelyngton, Tyveryngton, Leverton, Birdale, Morehous and Catbyston co. York, his inn in Conyngstrete in the town of York, the manor of Stokton in Richemondshire, all his tenements etc. in Broghton co. Bukyngham, and the reversion of the manors of Helpryngham and Scredyngton and of lands etc. in Bekir co. Lincoln held for life by Elizabeth Latymer his mother. Dated 29 August 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 1 September.
Mabel de Faversham to Adam de Stable, John Kirketon and John Watlyngton, their heirs and assigns. Gift with warranty of 10s. of rent which by fine between Thomas de Brandesby and Alice his wife deceased and the said Mabel the said Thomas and Alice paid her for a messuage and four shops in the parish of St. Mary le Stronde and St. Clement Danes without New Temple bar London which she thereby granted them for their lives, and of the reversion of the premises. Witnesses: Nicholas Brembre mayor, John Norhampton and Robert Launde sheriffs of London. Dated London, 20 August 1 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment at the New Temple London, 8 September.