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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. 3.
Westminster.
Nicholas Brembre knight to Thomas abbot of Thornton co. Lincoln and his successors. Recognisance for 535l. 6s. 8d. payable at the abbey by instalments, to be levied etc. in the city of London.
Cancelled on payment.
Ralph de Acton to Thomas Beaupyne. Recognisance for 40l., to be levied etc. in Somerset.
Dec. 6.
Westminster.
Robert de Muskham clerk and Thomas Sewale of Mapiltrestede to William de Melchebourne and Master Hugh de Felton clerks. Recognisance for 50l., to be levied etc. in Essex.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged by the said Hugh.
Dec. 6.
Westminster.
Thomas Sewale of Mapiltrestede to Robert de Muskham clerk. Recognisance for 70l., to be levied etc. in Essex.
Dec. 5.
Westminster.
William Pecche knight to Ralph de Ferrariis knight. Recognisance for 73l. 6s. 8d., to be levied etc. in Kent.
Cancelled on payment, acknowledged before the abbot of Leycestre by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the file for the tenth year.
Nov. 20.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Warrewyk. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Barbour of Warrewyk, John Bukmor, William Gregge and John Pakeman of Warwickshire, in favour of Hugh vicar of Bishopshichyngton, appealed by John Beneyt of Whelton the king's prover in Warrewyk gaol for alleged felonies by them committed together; as the king has learned by credible witness that he is of good fame.
John Bacoun clerk to John de Popham esquire, his heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the manor of Denham co. Suffolk with lands, rents, courts, wards etc. Witnesses: Sir John la Zouche knight, William Berard, John Penros, Robert Hethe, Thomas atte Oke clerk, Thomas Bokyngham, William Berford. Dated Denham, Saturday after St. Nicholas 5 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 12 December.
Vacated, because given up and the enrolment cancelled with assent of the parties, and because otherwise below. This writing remains on the file for this year.
Nov. 27.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Lincoln. Writ of supersedeas in respect of the election of a coroner instead of William Leverik; as the king has learned by credible witness that he is sufficiently qualified.
Membrane 28d.
Nov. 8.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of York. Order before Whitsuntide next to cause a regard to be made of the forest of Pykerynglithe, so that the same be made according to the capitula following.
Capitula.
William de Barton of Ridale to Richard Broune of Nafferton chaplain, his heirs and assigns. Gift of a yearly rent of 10l. issuing from all the grantor's lands in Midilton in Salforthshyre co. Lancaster. Dated 1 December 5 Richard II.
William de Barton of Ridale to Richard Broune of Nafferton chaplain. Gift with warranty of half an acre of land in Midelton in Salforthshyre, lying in 'Haufeld' by the rectory, and of the advowson of the church. Witnesses: Robert de Farington clerk, Adam de Barton of Hingandchatre, Matthew de Suthwrth, Simon de Morleye, John de Wandesforth of Nafferton. Dated 1 December 5 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 7 December.
Indenture of defeasance of a recognisance in 73l. 6s. 8d. made in chancery by Sir William Pecche, son and heir of John Pecche, to Sir Ralph de Ferrers knight, upon condition that Sir William shall pay 10 marks at London at Christmas next, 10 marks at Midsummer following, and so from year to year until the full sum be paid. Dated London, 7 December 5 Richard II. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said William, 10 December.
John prior of the house of the mother of God of the Carthusian order near London and the convent, with the assent of the chapter, to the king. Gift of the next presentation to Shipden church by the sea co. Norffolk, saving to them and their successors the right of appropriating that church at the second vacancy. Dated their chapter house, 5 December 5 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 16 December.
Membrane 27d.
Richard Knyvet to John de Herlyngton, his heirs and assigns. Indenture of gift in fee with warranty of all his lands, rents, villeins etc. in Abboteslee and Herdewyk, rendering for three years one rose at Midsummer and afterwards 40 marks a year; covenants that the grantor may enter the premises as in his former estate if the rent be in arrear, and that if during these three years the said John be impeached or thrust out of the same or parcel thereof by the grantor, Joan his wife or any other, he shall hold them in fee discharged of all rent etc. to the grantor or his heirs. Dated London, 26 November 5 Richard II. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the said Richard, 28 November.
William de Melchebourne clerk to Robert de Muskham clerk, John de Burton clerk, Robert de Folkyngham parson of Tillebury, Thomas Sewale the elder and Sara his wife and Thomas Sewale the younger, their heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of a manor or place (placeam) called Byghamhalle, with meadows, rents, escheats etc. in Gestyngthorp, Great Mapultrestede and Little Mapultrestede. Witnesses: Walter Gildeford, Thomas Warde, William Hunte, John Joye, Henry Impenhulle, William Daundevile. Dated London, 15 November 5 Richard II.
William de Melchebourne clerk to John Holbeke parson of Sturmere and John Forester vicar of Great Mapultrestede. Letter of attorney, appointing them to deliver to Robert de Muskham (and others, as above) seisin of the manor or place called Byghamhalle etc. (as above). Dated London, 17 November 5 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment of the foregoing writings, 6 December.
Dec. 7.
Westminster.
Ralph Acton and Thomas Wyke of Somerset to Walter Clopton. Recognisance for 14l., to be levied etc. in Somerset.
Cancelled on payment.
Richard de Weston chaplain to Thomas Colvyle of Lincoln 'bowyer.' General release of all actions real and personal in the court christian or elsewhere. Dated London, Thursday before the Conception of the Virgin 5 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 7 December.
Memorandum that on the feast of St. Andrew, 30 November 5 Richard II, at Westminster in the 'Redechaumbre' within the privy palace, W. [archbishop] of Canterbury elect and confirmed late chancellor delivered to the king his great seal in a purse sealed up with his own seal; and on Sunday following at his manor of Kenyngton after dinner the king caused the purse to be opened, and in presence of the said [archbishop] elect and Sir John de Waltham keeper of the rolls of chancery caused a commission to be made and sealed, whereby he appointed John de Holand his brother, John de Montagu steward of his household and Simon de Burle his chamberlain in his name to receive Anne the future queen and bring her to his presence; and on the Monday about the first hour in his principal chamber there the king caused divers charters, commissions etc. to be sealed in his presence, the keeper of the rolls, Sir Richard de Ravenser and other clerks of the chancery being there by his order; and on Wednesday following about noon in his said chamber at Westminster in presence of John duke of Lancastre and other great men he delivered the seal to Richard Lescrope in the said purse sealed with his signet, and having made oath to the king as the manner is, the next day, namely on Thursday, Richard Lescrope opened the purse in the court (placea) of chancery in the great hall of Westminster, and caused divers charters etc. to be sealed in presence of the clerks of chancery.
[Fœdera.]
Nicholas Prille to Reynold Hulton clerk. Bond in 20l. payable at London on the feast of the Purification next. Dated Friday the feast of St. Nicholas 5 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 11 December.
John Bacun of Broom clerk to John de Popham esquire, his heirs and assigns. Charter with warranty of the manors of Denham co. Suffolk, with messuages, lands, rents, wards, marriages etc. sometime of John de Denham in Denham, Eye, Ridelyngfeld, Sylham, Horham and Hoxne, purchased by John de Fordham clerk, the said John Bacun and others of John Harleston clerk, John le Eyr clerk and others. Witnesses: Sir John la Zouche knight, William Berard, John Penros, Robert Hethe, Thomas atte Oke clerk, Thomas Bokyngham, William Berford. Dated Denham, Saturday after St. Nicholas 5 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 14 December.
Hugh de Spaigne and Thomas his son to Robert de Muskham clerk, John de Burton clerk, John Lyseux and Richard de Batheleye, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim with warranty of all lands in Great Gelham, Castle Hengham, Hengham Sibille, Stambourne and Toppesfeld sometime of David de Spaigne, Michael de Spaigne, Henry de Spaigne, Cicely de Spaigne or any other ancestors of the said Hugh and Thomas. Dated London, 12 December 5 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 13 December.
Dec. 23.
Westminster.
Thomas Maundevylle knight, son of Thomas Maundevylle knight, to Thomas de Coggeshale. Recognisance for 200 marks, to be levied etc. in Essex.
Cancelled on payment.
Membrane 26d.
Nov. 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of William Hunte of Norhamptonshire, William Felton of London, Henry Beaumystre of London and Stephen Brune of London, in favour of Robert Symond chaplain and William Bridford of London 'brewere,' ordered to find mainpernors upon an information that they purposed to pass to foreign parts there to prosecute many things to the prejudice of the king and many of the people.
Nov. 3.
Westminster.
To the guardians of the peace in Holand co. Lincoln and one of them. Writ of supersedeas in favour of John Belle and John de Swyn both of St. Botolph at suit of John Haddeley of St. Botolph averring threats; and order by mainprise of John de Rocheford, Thomas Neuton of St. Botolph, Thomas Craycroft and Richard Muriell of Lincolnshire to set the defendants free if taken.
Dec. 16.
Westminster.
To William de Skipwyth and Roger de Fulthorp, appointed with others justices of oyer and terminer to make inquisition concerning the names of evildoers who with John Tubbe clerk and others committed divers trespasses against the prior of St. Mary Huntyngdon. Writ of supersedeas until the Purification next.
Dec. 19.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Stephen Halle and John Wedoun of Hertfordshire, in favour of John Gray and Alice his wife at suit of Roger Dalby for debt.
Dec. 11.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Order to account with the prior of Durham, appointed by Thomas late bishop of Durham collector in the liberty of the bishopric and in Northumberland of the subsidy last granted by the clergy of the province of York, concerning that which falls upon the clergy of the said liberty and, if assured by oath of the prior or his attorney, by inquisition or otherwise, that he has not yet levied aught of that falling on the clergy of Northumberland, to stay their demand for an account of the same, discharging the said prior; as in consideration of the losses suffered by the clergy of Northumberland by invasion of the Scots, on 14 May last by advice of the council the king gave them respite of the said subsidy until Michaelmas last; and now the prior has shewn the king that the treasurer and the barons are distraining him for the whole of the subsidy aforesaid, although he has not yet received aught thereof in Northumberland, but has suffered the clergy to have respite according to the king's command, and is ready to account for that falling on the clergy of the bishopric. Proviso that true answer shall be made for the whole subsidy in the said county.
Dec. 7.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Berkshire. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of William Deyly of Norhamptonshire, John Lyndesey of London, Thomas Canwelle of London and Roger Burslee of London, in favour of Simon Lokynton ordered to find surety that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to John Mussenden.
Dec. 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Middlesex. Order to give notice to H. bishop of Norwich to be in chancery in the quinzaine of St. Hilary next to shew cause wherefore Simon Asshele 'skynner' and Beatrice his wife of the diocese of Norwich, imprisoned in the abbot of Westminster's prison at the bishop's denunciation as excommunicate for contumacy and not willing to be justified by ecclesiastical censure, should not be set free to prosecute their appeal, and in the mean time, by mainprise of John Weston 'barbour,' William Plommer, Walter Sampson 'taillour' and John Gerlyng 'taillour' of Westminster, all of Middlesex, to set free the prisoners; as they have appealed against that sentence to the see of Rome and for protection of the court of Canterbury.