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Close Rolls, Richard II: December 1381

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Richard II: Volume 2, 1381-1385. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1920.

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December 1381

Dec. 20.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon petition of Joan who was wife of Thomas de Felton knight presented to the king in parliament, to examine charters and writings which she has and, if assured thereby, or by inquisition or other lawful means, that before 2 August 48 Edward III her husband and she were jointly enfeoffed of the manors of Fordham, Wilby, Banham, Greys in Banham and Barewe and of a moiety of a messuage and 100 acres of land in Wilby, and that her husband then or after had no estate therein save as aforesaid, to remove the king's hand from the premises and the issues thereof, suffering the petitioner to hold the same according to the feoffments; as her petition shews that on the date aforesaid her husband received certain sums as a prest at the receipt of the late king's exchequer, and that the premises, wherein he had no other estate as she is ready to prove, are by command of the exchequer seized into the king's hand after his death for that he nor any other in his name has yet accounted at the exchequer, and she is unduly thrust out. [See Ancient Petitions, 4215, 5517.]
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order, upon her petition aforesaid, to account with the said Joan or her attorneys and, when the king is contented of what shall be found due to him, if assured by view of charters and writings which she has that she was jointly enfeoffed with her husband of the manors of Great Riburgh, Little Riburgh, Gilhamhalle in Dersyngham, Aslagby and Ingaldesthorp and of a messuage and 3 acres of land in Ingaldesthorp, to remove the king's hand and suffer her to hold the same according to the feoffments; as her petition shews that the premises, whereof they were enfeoffed after the date above mentioned, are now seized (as in the last), and that she is ready by her attorneys to account at the exchequer and further to deal as the nature of the account requires.