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Close Rolls, Richard II: February 1385

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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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February 1385

Feb. 18.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of New Sarum. Order, upon petition of Richard Leche, to defer the enrolment in the Gihald of that city of the will of Emma Baroun, while an assize of novel disseisin by him sued against William Bokelond and others concerning his freehold there is pending; as he has shewn that in her will the said Emma bequeathed the premises to the said William and Joan his wife, and that if it were so enrolled pending that assize, which the said William is suing to have done, it would tend to prejudice his right.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To William Corby coroner of the marshalsea of the king's household, or to his representative there. Order to deliver to Peter Hermodesworth the king's serjeant 4l. which for good service the king has granted him of the goods and chattels of John Mordoun of Sibbesdoun (fn. 1) co. Middlesex, forfeit to the king because the said John drowned himself, causing his own death, if they be worth so much, so that the coroner answer at the exchequer for the surplus, if any. By p.s. [3545J.]
Feb. 19.
Sheen.
To the prior of Muchelham, appointed purveyor in Sussex of certain victuals for furnishing the town of Calais. Order to take of the executors of John de Bisshopeston no corn which was the testator's in his rectory of Mankeseye, and so far as in him lies to suffer none to be taken by others; as at the instance of Richard de Medeforde the king's clerk the king has granted to the said executors that none shall be taken to his use. By letter of the signet.
Feb. 28.
Westminster.
To Roger de Fulthorp, appointed by letters patent with other lieges, of whom he should be one, to hear and determine alleged trespasses committed by William Sage, Robert Pay, Robert de Acclom of Scardeburgh, John his son, William Percy of Scardeburgh, John Sukwyth of Scardeburgh and Henry Ruston the younger of Scardeburgh against William Marche of Scardeburgh. Order to continue until a month after Easter next in the state wherein it now is the process made before them, not troubling the defendants in aught, that in the mean time by advice of the council the king may make provision what he would further do therein.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Somerset to cause a coroner to be elected instead of John Molyns, who is infirm and aged, and dwells not in that county.
Membrane 16.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To George del Castelle escheator in Warwickshire and Leycestershire. Order to give Thomas de Nevylle and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of William de Furnyvalle knight, livery of the moiety of one knight's fee in Barford sometime held by the heirs of John de Napforde and extended at 50s. a year, one knight's fee in Thurleston sometime held by John Derset at 100s., the moiety of one knight's fee in Lyllyngton formerly held by the heir of Peter de Wolwardyngton at 50s. in Warwickshire, and the advowson of Boseworth church co. Leycester at 100 marks, namely to present at the first turn, which with assent of Robert de Santon clerk, attorney of Thomasia who was wife of the said William, the king has assigned to them of the knights' fees and advowsons of the said William, assigning also two knights' fees in Cheynestre, Strete, Twildenhide and Eschiche co. Hereford formerly held by Richard Comyn and the heir of William Comyn and extended at 10l., one knight's fee in Hopton Candyvaucz lately held by William de Hopton at 100s., and the moiety of one knight's fee in Hopton and Alverton held by the freeholders there at 50s. in Salop, one knight's fee and a half in Totewyke, Ullay, Brampton and Aghton formerly held by John de Wasteneys at 10l., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Thorpe Rykenyld formerly held by the heirs of Simon de Brettevylle (Bretvylle) at 100s., the fourth part of one knight's fee in Handesworth and Wodehous formerly held by Thomas de Orgrave clerk and John de Merkesburgh at 4l. in Yorkshire, the advowson of Lantony priory in the march of Wales adjacent to Herefordshire, and of Treton church co. York, both extended at 20l. a year.
To John Couele escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjacent. Order to give the said Thomas and Joan livery of two knights' fees in Cheynestre, Strete, Twildenhide and Eschiche, (tenants and extent as above,) and of the advowson of Lantony priory, which among other knights' fees and advowsons of the said William the king has assigned to them.
To Cornelius de Wirley escheator in Salop and Staffordshire. Like order, mutatis mutandis, concerning one knight's fee in Hopton Candyvaucz and the moiety of one knight's fee in Hopton and Alverton (tenants and extents as above).
To John de Dent escheator in Yorkshire. Like order concerning one knight's fee and a half in Totewyke, Ullay, Brampton and Aghton, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Thorpe Rykenylde, the fourth part of one knight's fee in Handesworth and Wodehous, and the advowson of Treton church (tenants and extents as above).
To John Couele escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjacent. Order to give Thomasia who was wife of William de Furnyvalle knight livery of the fourth part of one knight's fee in Alleton sometime held by Richard de la Bere knight and extended at 25s. a year, the moiety of one knight's fee in Webeton and Cobewelle formerly held by Roger Criketot at 50s., two and a quarter knights' fees in Piona, Henton and Cotes sometime held by Ralph de la Lynde the younger, Philip ap Howell and Rees ap Howell at 11l. 5s., and the moiety of one knight's fee in Rouleston pertaining to Ewiaslacy castle in the said march formerly held by Richard Skidemore at 50s., which with assent of Thomas Stanley clerk, attorney of Thomas de Nevylle and Joan his wife daughter and heir of the said William, the king has assigned to her in dower of the knights' fees and advowsons of her husband, assigning also the advowsons of Neubold church co. Leycester and Handesworth church co. York, each extended at 10l. a year.
To George del Castelle escheator in Leycestershire. Order to give the said Thomasia livery of the advowson of Neubold Verden church (extended as above), which the king has assigned to her in dower among other advowsons of her husband.
Like order to John Dent escheator in Yorkshire concerning the advowson of Handesworth church.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To John Aston escheator in Cornwall. Order to give John Farwey and Agnes his wife seisin of the purparty of the said Agnes of the lands of John Langelond and Isabel his wife, certifying under seal what he shall do; as upon the finding of an inquisition, taken by Richard Kendale then escheator, that at his death John Langelond held by the courtesy of England after the death of the said Isabel the manors of Penalyn and Trewithgy called Tranewith in chief by knight service, a parcel of land in Tremollon in chief by knight service as of the manor of Rillaton, and the manors of Keleynok, Lanescly and Cornagh of others than the king, and that Margaret one of their daughters, Joan wife of John Royngnoun a second daughter, both of full age, and Agnes the third daughter, then within age, are next heirs of Isabel, the king took the homage and fealty of John Royngnoun by reason of issue between him and Joan begotten, for 2 marks by her paid in the hanaper respited the homage and fealty of Margaret until the quinzaine of Michaelmas then next, and on 16 August 4 Richard II ordered the late escheator to take of them security for payment of their reliefs, in their presence and in presence of the next friends of the said Agnes to make a partition of the said lands into three equal parts, and to give the said Margaret and John Royngnon and Joan seisin of their purparties, keeping the purparty of the said Agnes in the king's hand until further order; and John Farwey, who has taken the said Agnes to wife, has now proved her age before Richard Otery escheator in Somerset, and the king has taken his fealty.
To Richard Otery escheator in Somerset. Like order concerning the purparty of the said Agnes of the manor of Grove and divers other lands held by John Langelond in his demesne as of fee of others than the king, as found by inquisition taken by William Stile then escheator, reciting the inquisition taken in Cornwall before Richard Kendale, and a writ of partition and livery of the other purparties in Somerset dated 18 August 4 Richard II.
Feb. 9.
Westminster.
To John Aston escheator in Cornwall. Order to remove the king's hand and meddle no further with a messuage, one ferling of land and 1 acre of meadow in Thunepathe which were of Maurice Smyth, delivering to him any issues thereof taken; as lately the king ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause wherefore he took the premises into the king's hand, and the value thereof, and he certified that the same were seized by Roger Juylle late escheator for that Nicholas Smyth, brother of Maurice, was thereof seised and committed a felony, namely the theft of one cow of Richard Geffrey, and being indicted withdrew himself, and after returned and died thereof seised, and that after his death the said Maurice entered as his brother and heir; and the king reckons that seizure insufficient.
Membrane 15.
April 18.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Devon for the time being. Order to pay to brother Walter de Neuport of the order of friars preachers 5 marks a year at Easter and the arrears since 11 March 1 Richard II, on which date the king confirmed letters patent of the late king, granting him 5 marks a year for life of the issues of Devon.
Et erat patens.
April 24.
Westminster.
To the prior and convent of Coventre for the time being. Order of the farm of the town to pay to Thomas Peytevyn 100 marks a year and the arrears since 23 May last, on which date the king confirmed letters patent of his mother, granting to the said Thomas that yearly sum of the farm of the town, which was assigned to her by the late king in dower, in exchange for the keeping of Lampadervaure castle in Suthwales and 100 marks for keeping the same to him granted by the king's father; and the king will make the prior and convent allowance for that yearly sum after his mother's death.
Et erat patens.
April 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London for the time being. Order of the farm of the city to pay to Nicholas de Sharnesfeld 40l. a year and the arrears since 24 November 7 Richard II, on which date the king granted him for good service 40l. a year for life of the said farm.
Et erat patens.
Membrane 14.
Jan. 26.
Westminster.
To the mayor and bailiffs of Suthampton. Order, upon petition of John Marron, if a barge of his of a hundred tuns burden or thereabouts is by them arrested with the master and seamen, the gear thereof and the goods and merchandise therein, to dearrest the same, suffering him to make his advantage thereof; as his petition shews that on 25 August last John king of Castille and Leon duke of Lancastre gave him a safe conduct until 1 March next for such a ship or barge coming and going at pleasure by night or day, and that the mayor and bailiffs have arrested the same; and it is the king's will that the safe conduct be not broken.
Jan. 9.
Windsor.
To the treasurer and the chamberlains for the time being. Order in part of the king's gift to make restitution to the king's clerk John Bacun, being his secretary and dean of his free chapel of St. Martin le Grand London, of any money by him paid since Easter last by way of tenths upon his benefices, and for the residue, whereof it is the king's will that he be contented by his own hands, order when required to deliver sufficient tallies at the receipt of the exchequer to him or to the collectors of any tenths, subsidies, quotas or imposts granted to the king by the clergy after that date; as the king has been credibly informed of the great sums spent and purposed to be spent by the said clerk in repair of the said chapel and of many buildings pertaining thereto and to his prebend of Bukyngham in the cathedral church of Lincoln which is of the king's patronage, and of reverence for St. Martin, and to strengthen the said clerk in his praiseworthy intent, that without too much impairing his estate he may bear those costs, the king has given him so much as amounts to three whole tenths upon his said prebend and his prebend of Driffeld in the cathedral church of York to be laid out upon the said works, willing that restitution be made him, and tallies delivered from time to time as aforesaid. By letter of the signet.
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
To Thomas Berkeley knight, John Beauchamp knight, Richard Ryal, Thomas Catewy, Thomas Brugge and William Heyberere, appointed to make inquisition in Gloucestershire concerning insurrections, felonies, trespasses, conspiracies, misprisions etc. whatsoever committed against the king and people, and all the circumstances. Order to proceed to make inquisition concerning no such insurrections etc. save only such as were lately made in the town of Cirencestre.
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To John Kentewode steward and John de Aston escheator in Cornwall. Order to give Thomas Tyle livery of the lands of the heritage of John Sulgeue not exceeding the value of 20l. a year which are or ought to be in the king's hand by reason of his idiocy, and the issues thereof taken since 20 July last, on which date the king granted the said Thomas the keeping of the premises so long as they shall be in his hand, rendering nought to the king, so that he find the said John a competent maintenance in proportion to the said value, and answer at the exchequer for the surplus, in case they be worth more.
Feb. 20.
Westminster.
To Roger Parker of Leddebury. Order of the farm of a third part of the heritage of John Aubrey and of a fourth part of the manor of Cowarne so long as he shall be farmer thereof to pay to John Hert one of the yeomen of the king's buttery 10 marks a year, and the arrears since 28 October 6 Richard II, on which date the king granted the said yeoman the wardship of the lands in Herefordshire which were of Thomas Aubrey of Tadyngton during the nonage of the heir up to the value of 10 marks a year or less without rendering aught to the king; as by letters patent of 10 September 6 Richard II the king committed to the said Roger the wardship of that third part, formerly held in dower by Margaret who was wife of John Aubrey, and of the said fourth part, containing a messuage, one carucate of land, 4 acres of meadow, 6 acres of wood, the moiety of a water mill and of 40s. of yearly rent, which is in the king's hand by the death within age of Thomas Aubrey son of the said John, rendering 12 marks a year; and Hugh de Segrave the treasurer has witnessed that the lands committed to the said Roger are the same as those mentioned in the king's said grant to John Hert. By bill of the treasurer.
Feb. 28.
Eltham.
To Robert Bealknap and Robert Charleton justices of assize in Salop. Order to prorogue and continue until their next session after 8 March next an assize of novel disseisin concerning the manor of Albryghton arraigned against John atte Wode knight by John Hychecoke vicar of Welyngton, John Honald and Richard Hechecok; as the king is credibly informed that the defendant was long sick, and from Worcestershire has now repaired to the city of London awaiting medicine, and is so weak with many infirmities that he may not yet depart, and that the plaintiffs perceiving his absence and helplessness have arraigned that assize to the end that it should pass to his ruin by reason of his not appearing. By letter of the signet.
Feb. 27.
Westminster.
To Robert Bealknap and William Rykelle justices of assize in Somerset. Order to continue from day to day until further order in the state wherein it now is an assize of novel disseisin concerning tenements in Shepton Malet, Welweton, Norton, Wydecombe, Brademerston and Dundene arraigned against William Beauchamp knight by Guy de Brian knight the elder, William de Boneville knight and Henry Molyns; as the defendant is captain of Calais, and by reason of his service in respect of guarding the town and other business which the king has with him may not conveniently come before the king to answer for his defence. By p.s.
March 1.
Westminster.
To the collectors of customs and subsidies in the port of London. Order, as they love the king and his honour and desire the safety of the marches of Calais, and would preserve themselves from blame, and under pain of forfeiture, with all speed to levy all sums of money assigned for the said march, sparing no man, so that they have them ready in the quinzaine of Easter next at latest, being the day of payment given them with the assent of the council at their request and the request of the merchants from whom the same are due; as the king has heard that great number of his enemies of France etc. are making ready to invade the said marches in great force after 1 May next when the truce is at an end. By C.
The like to the following:
The collectors in the town of St. Botolph.
The collectors in Kyngeston upon Hull.
Membrane 13.
Jan. 14.
Westminster.
To Stephen Derby, William Anketill, Peter Goude, Edward Lente, Richard Byngham, William Payn the younger, Thomas Sexpenne, William atte Water, John Moulham and John Denys of Warham, appointed with John Mautravers collectors in Dorset of the tenth and fifteenth granted to the king by the commons in the last parliament at Westminster. Order to collect and answer for the same according to their commission, not awaiting the presence of John Mautravers, whom the king has wholly discharged; as he is retained with John king of Castille and Leon duke of Lancastre to sail on the king's service with him in his next expedition over sea, and is so much occupied in making ready so to do and upon other business affecting the said duke, that he may not attend to such collection.
Jan. 16.
Westminster.
Mandate to the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer to stay their demand upon John Mautravers to answer for such collection.
Like writs, under the dates 19 and 20 January, addressed to the said collectors and the treasurer and the said barons respectively, in favour of Stephen Derby knight.
Jan. 19.
Westminster.
To Robert Sylveron of Multon, John Weston of Gosberkirke, Gregory Mille, William Stevenson, Richard Stevenson, Robert Raye of Wrangel, John Magelyn of Wygtoft and Simon Crabdam of Algarkirke, appointed with Robert Leeke knight collectors in the parts of Holand co. Lincoln. (Like order) in favour of Robert Leke; as by reason of infirmity whereby his wife is at present kept at London, he is there abiding with her and other his household.
Jan. 20.
Westminster.
Mandate (accordingly) to the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer.
Jan. 28.
Westminster.
To Edmund Cressy of Whetehampstede, Edmund Cooke of Berkhampstede, John Raule of Barnet, Richard Basset of Baldoke, Ralph atte Ree of St. Albans, Robert Basset of Clothale, Thomas Tonewelle of Ware, Richard Braughyng of Ware, William Sandriche of Hardele, John Rogger of Buntyngforde, Richard atte Hille of Aspdene and William Meleman of Watforde, appointed with Robert Turke knight collectors in Hertfordshire. (Like order) in favour of Robert Turke; as by letters patent of 1 December 4 Richard II the king granted him for life liberty not to be made collector of subsidies etc. against his will.
Mandate (accordingly) to the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer.
Feb. 7.
Westminster.
To Thomas de Berney knight, Martin Everard knight, Robert Cayle, Edmund de Clypesby, John Crispyng, Roger Maryot, Roger Reyes, John Fauconer, John de Gresham, John Cooke of Saxthorpe, John Talman, Henry Pakenham, Peter de Bekhalle, Thomas Louell, John de Fyncham, Richard Dru, Simon Roberdesson and John Kyrkeman, appointed with Stephen Hales knight collectors in Norffolk. (Like order) in favour of Stephen Hales, as he is kept in the city of London by weakness in his eye, and under care of physicians is busied with the healing thereof.
Mandate (accordingly) to the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer.
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas, upon petition of John Cary, in respect of their demand to answer to the king or content him of 100l.; as on 26 November 6 Richard II the king ordered him under a pain of 100l. with others so charged, to make ready on Monday before the Purification then next to take upon him the estate and degree of a serjeant of law; and now his petition shews that the treasurer and the barons are distraining him to answer for the said pain, because he took not that estate upon him at the day named. By C.
Feb. 6.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Devon, Martin Ferers knight and Robert Hulle. Order, upon petition of Peter Mettyner of la Lee in Peyto by la Rochelle, to command that he be dearrested and fifteen tuns of wine, suffering him to make his profit, and with the money likewise arrested and the said wine to pass to his own parts according to the truce with France; as his petition shews that, trusting in the truce, he came to Plymmouth to traffic in a ship of Brittany with forty tuns of wine of Peyto therein laded, and was arrested by Humphrey Passour mayor of Plymmouth and John Alviston and Walter Jay the king's searchers in that port on their own authority without the king's command, that 25 tuns of the wine are sold, and part of the money is delivered to the seamen for freight, and that the residue of the money and wine and the petitioner's body are yet under arrest contrary to the truce.
Feb. 8.
Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Wiltesir to cause a coroner to be elected instead of Richard Urdele, who is sick and aged.

Footnotes

  • 1. In the warrant Sippeston.