Close Rolls, Richard II: November 1385

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Calendar of Close Rolls, Richard II: Volume 3, 1385-1389. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1921.

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November 1385

Nov. 16.
To all sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, ministers and lieges of the king to whom etc. Order, upon petition of Fernand Alfonce master of the order of knighthood of St. James of Portugal, if assured that they were retained by him to sail on the king's service to Portugal in his company, and have received of him great sums for that cause, but refuse to sail, to arrest Reynold Cobham, John Lyneforde, William Swonangre, John Wilkoke, John Perlous, William Armourer, John Bampton, John Prescote, John Halle, Robert Secheforde, John Dene, Robert Badby, Richard Bretford, John Richemonde, Thomas Sley, John Walsshe, William Burton, Robert Caudre, William Bowes, Garland Godfelowe, Richard Sulhulle, John Ryslep, William Schalforde, John Withe, John Vise, Peter Bygayn, Alexander Roulonde, Roger Botoun, John Colyn, John Cruse, Richard Rammel, Richard Lye and Richard Cardican, and to compel them so to sail, or else to keep them in safe custody in the king's prisons until further order for their deliverance; as the king is informed that they have taken no heed to sail or to make ready, but are wandering about in divers parts of the realm seeking excuses, in contempt of the king and delaying the said service. By C.
Et erat patens.