Close Rolls, Richard II: February 1399

Calendar of Close Rolls, Richard II: Volume 6, 1396-1399. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1927.

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'Close Rolls, Richard II: February 1399', in Calendar of Close Rolls, Richard II: Volume 6, 1396-1399, (London, 1927) pp. 432-438. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-close-rolls/ric2/vol6/pp432-438 [accessed 19 April 2024]

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February 1399

Feb. 10.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of Robert Palmer 'lymebrenner,' Thomas Eland 'draper,' Robert Gilmyn 'bruer' and William Brakle 'draper' of the city of London to set free John Kaynsam and Thomas Laurence, if taken at suit of John Bele averring threats.
Like writ, mutatis mutandis, at suit of Agnes Salman.
Feb. 5.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Worcester. Writ of supersedeas in favour of Thomas Puwan, notwithstanding any command to take of him security for keeping the peace toward Lawrence Shelve, and order by mainprise of John Wenloke of Gloucestershire, Richard de Bastowe, Roger Blaket and Walter Colle of Worcestershire to set him free if taken.
Feb. 4.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas omnino, and order by mainprise of Thomas Myrable 'boucher,' Richard Fyssher 'brewer,' John Curteys 'boucher' and John Wympole 'brocher,' all of London, to set free John Rothyng, if taken at suit of John Bele and Agnes Salman averring threats.
Feb. 2.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against William Guyldre and Richard Wellom, appointed with others to arrest and seize into the king's hands all horses which were of Thomas late archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas late duke of Gloucestre, Richard late earl of Arundell and Thomas late earl of Warrewyk, who forfeited to the king by force of a judgment against them rendered in the last parliament, to keep the same until further order without eloigning them, and upon directions received to bring them to the king's presence or elsewhere, and order to continue process against others who did meddle therein; as that commission was not delivered to the said William and Richard, as they have made oath in chancery.
Feb. 7.
Westminster.
John Tittesbury of Berkynge to John Malmayne of Great Illeford. Recognisance for 5 marks, to be levied etc. in Essex.
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Thomas Chaunceux, Richard Prentys, Thomas Giloun and John Goedman, in favour of Hugh Wolfe knight at suit of William Norton 'draper' for an account.
Membrane 5d.
Feb. 4.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of Robert Scales, John Sorell, John Hotot, John Gerard and John Messynge to set free Walter Barbour of Stowemarket, if taken at suit of John Flecchere of Stowmarkete averring threats.
Jan. 28.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against John Russell knight, appointed with others to seize all horses that were of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas late duke of Gloucestre, Richard late earl of Arundell and Thomas earl of Warrewyke, and to keep them until further order, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission was not delivered to the said John, as he has made oath in chancery.
Jan. 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas omnino, and order by mainprise of Richard Barbour, William Cooke, both of London, John Wilteshire of Cambridgeshire and Thomas Blakehay of Devon to set free John Pybboke, William Watte, Philip Carpenter and Christopher Penbythewe, if taken at suit of John Michille averring threats.
Feb. 16.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Oxford. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Basset, John Boscawen, Thomas Tregorre and Thomas Power of Cornwall, in favour of Henry Ilcombe of Cornwall knight at suit of John Drayton of Oxfordshire knight for debt.
William de Clynton, son of William de Clynton knight and cousin and heir of John de Clynton knight, to Elizabeth wife of John Russel knight. Indenture of confirmation with warranty of her estate and possession in the castle and manor of Maxstoke, all other lands, rents, reversions and services with wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats etc. in Maxstoke, all lands etc. in Collesley in the parish of Colshulle sometime of John de Collesley, the manor of Shistoke, all other lands etc. in Shistoke called Charnellestyng, the manors of Bellehalle, Piricroft, Glascote and Aldistre, all other lands etc. in Amynton, Aldistre, Piricroft and Glascote co. Warrewyk and a messuage in Southwerk co. Surrey, all sometime of John de Clynton knight, which John Russel and she hold in her right, namely to her and the heirs between her and John de Clynton late her husband begotten; and warranty of the manor of Temple Guytyng and all other lands etc. of his heritage by them held in dower in her right. Dated 12 February 22 Richard II.
Memorandum of acknowledgment by the parties, 17 February.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 100 marks, made in chancery 15 February this year by Thomas Maperley of Notynghamshire, John Howes of Leycestershire and John Garde of Somerset for Peter Rocher, and of an undertaking by him under the same pain, that he shall be before the council in the quinzaine of Easter next ready to answer touching what shall be laid before him on behalf of the king.
Jan. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Berkshire. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of William Broune, Richard Aleyn, George Say of Berkshire and Robert del Skyres of Yorkshire clerk, in favour of John Hurlok at suit of Mark Faire of Winchester merchant for debt.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 1,000 marks, made in chancery 16 January this year by William Brentyngham knight, Robert Haldenby, Robert Lumpley, John Cope, Thomas West and Roger Longe for John Harowedoun, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Warin Lucyen knight.
Feb. 15.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Hertford. Writ of supersedeas in favour of John Bernard 'webbe' and John Turnour 'clerke,' and order by mainprise of Geoffrey Joslyn, Richard Alysander, Robert Made and Nicholas Skynner of Hertfordshire to set them free, if taken at suit of John Boterwyke for trespass.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bukingham. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Robert Hay of London and William Davy, Richard Colyn and Henry Colyn of Bukinghamshire, in favour of John Graunger of Hoggeston and Robert his brother at suit of John parson of Hoggeston for trespass.
Membrane 4d.
Jan. 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Writ of supersedeas in respect of the execution of any writ of the king or command of the guardians of the peace in Kent to him now or hereafter addressed for taking of John Adam of Renham security for keeping the peace toward Maud Joce, William Joce, and John Joce and Thomas Joce of Renham; as Gilbert Brouche, Simon Wauter, Robert Tannere and Nicholas Renham of Kent have mainperned in chancery that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to the complainants.
John Russell knight and Elizabeth his wife of the one part and William de Clynton of the other part. Indenture made 20 February 22 Richard II, witnessing a covenant by the said William that, whereas the manor of Temple Guytynge and the members thereof with fees and advowsons thereto pertaining are by assent of the parties in chancery assigned to the said John and Elizabeth as parcel of her dower of the said William's heritage by endowment of John de Clynton her former husband, they shall hold the same for her life without being impeached, impleaded or troubled by him or his heirs for any waste of and in manors, houses and mills therein and houses of all the tenants, and a covenant by the said John and Elizabeth that they shall cut no great ancient oaks (keynes) within the woods of the manor, nor the branches thereof, save to build and repair such houses and mills, and for fuel for them at their coming with such oaks and branches.
French.
(No acknowledgment.)
Feb. 24.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Bukingham. Order to give notice to Henry bishop of Lincoln to be in chancery on the morrow of Ascension day next, which day the king has given to Richard Symeoun of Ovynge and John Barker of Whitechirche co. Bukingham of his diocese, in order to shew cause wherefore there ought not to be a stay pending their appeal, and writ of supersedeas by mainprise of Thomas Crooke, Thomas Welde, Thomas Gatesden of Bukinghamshire and Simon Kempston of Bedfordshire; as at the request of the bishop, signifying that by his authority as ordinary they were excommunicated for contumacy, not willing to be justified by censure of the church, the king ordered the sheriff to justify the said Richard and John by their bodies, until they should content holy church for their contempt and wrongdoing; and now they have appealed to the papal see and for protection of the court of Canterbury, and are purposed effectually to prosecute their appeal; and Thomas Crooke and the others have mainperned in chancery to have them there at the day named.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 100l., made in chancery 22 January this year by Roger Thornes, William Biryton the elder, Thomas Biryton, all of Shrewsbury, and William Biryton son of William Biryton of Shrewsbury for Hugh Biryton of Shrewsbury, that he shall do or procure no hurt or harm to Nicholas Gerard of Shrewsbury.
Also of a like mainprise, mutatis mutandis, made by the said William, Thomas, William and Hugh for the said Roger.
Also of a like mainprise, mutatis mutandis, made by the said Roger, William Biryton the elder, Thomas and Hugh for William Biryton son of William Biryton.
Also of a like mainprise, mutatis mutandis, made by the said Roger, Thomas, William Biryton the son and Hugh for William Biryton the elder.
Also of a like mainprise, mutatis mutandis, made by the said Roger, William, William and Hugh for the said Thomas.
Feb. 27.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of John Fairhere, William Baldeswelle, John Huberd and John Seuecle, each of London 'goldsmyth' to set free Thomas Creslowe of London 'goldsmyth,' if taken at suit of Edmund Willesthorp for debt.
March 1.
Westminster.
To the escheator in Bukinghamshire. Writ of supersedeas until 8 March next in respect of executing the king's late writ of diem clausit extremum after the death of William son and heir of William Cogenho, a minor in ward of the king; as at suit of certain parties, pretending an interest in the lands of William the father, the king has postponed the taking of the inquisition to the aforesaid day at Neuportpaynell, and has assigned that day to the said parties, and his will is that by no subtlety or subornation it be longer deferred.
Like writ to the escheator in Norhamptonshire, changing the words 8 March and Neuportpaynell to 12 March and Cogenho.
March 3.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Sussex. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John Pylkyngton, Gilbert Burgh and John Grene of Lancashire and Edmund Ullethorne of Yorkshire, in favour of John Smyth of Sefforde at suit of Stephen Pakyn of Sefforde for trespass.
Feb. 28.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Writ of supersedeas, and order by mainprise of Richard Edmund of London, William Styrop of Notynghamshire, John Lytlyngton of Hertfordshire and John Cliderhowe of Lancashire to set free Hugh Meyvot vicar of Codham, if taken at suit of William Marchal citizen of London for debt.
March 1.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of Hugh Ines of Lancashire, Robert Sapurton, Roger Wattylton and Jevan del Pantre of London, in favour of Margery Vynsherst of the parish of Goutherst co. Kent at suit of Robert Offyngton citizen and 'pewetrer' of London for debt.
Membrane 3d.
Feb. 3.
Westminster.
Richard Resprenna, Robert Trefridov and Pascoe Polreden of Cornwall to the dean and canons of the king's free chapel of St. Stephen within Westminster palace. Recognisance for 100l., to be levied etc. in Cornwall.
Thomas Tregorra and Pascoe Polreden of Cornwall to Richard Resprenna and Robert Trefridov. Recognisance for 74l., to be levied etc. (as above).
Feb. 12.
Westminster.
To the sheriffs of London. Order, upon petition of Thomas Melreth, to give notice to William Wynter citizen of London to be in chancery in the quinzaine of Easter next in order to shew cause wherefore there ought not to be a stay, and writ of supersedeas in favour of the petitioner by mainprise of Thomas Semele of London, Stephen Ingelfet of Devon, Richard Wylly of Bukinghamshire and John Selman of Devon; as the complaint of Thomas Melreth shews that before Adam Carlhille, then mayor of the staple of Westminster deputed to receive recognisances of debts therein, he and John Cappe clerk made a recognisance to William Wynter for 60l. payable at a term therein contained, and that the said William is unlawfully suing execution thereof against him, although by indenture of defeasance (produced) he covenanted that the same should be annulled if the said John and Thomas should pay 40l. at certain terms, and although they paid the same at those terms, as he is ready to prove; and Thomas Semele and the others have mainperned in chancery to have the petitioner there at the day named.
Feb. 22.
Westminster.
To the treasurer and the barons of the exchequer. Writ of supersedeas omnino in respect of any process against Robert Karlille, appointed with others to make inquisition in Cumberland and take information the best way they might concerning the names of all who took English money, namely groats, half groats and sterlings of sufficient weight, from the realm into Scotland, changed the same for money of Scotland, namely for groats of false alloy and weighing one penny less than English groats, and halfpence whereof four weigh no more than one English penny, paid the same to various lieges in lieu of good money, and converted them to other uses, but order to proceed against others who did meddle therein; as that commission was not delivered to the said Robert, as he has made oath in chancery.
To the same. Like writ in favour of Robert Karlele, appointed with others to make inquisition in Cumberland concerning the names of evildoers and trespassers who in time of fence fished with nets and other engines in the river Eden, not having fisheries therein, and by digging and fixing of stakes set kiddles and other engines in divers parts of the river.
Memorandum of a mainprise under a pain of 1,000 marks, made in chancery 14 February this year by Richard de Beverley, Thomas Frost, Henry Randolf and Thomas Roos, to have William Rolleston before the council at Westminster on Tuesday in the third week of Lent next, to answer touching what shall be laid before him on behalf of the king.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Wiltesir. Order to give notice to R. bishop of Salisbury to be in chancery in the quinzaine of Easter, which day the king has given to Robert Lylye of the diocese of Salisbury, in order to shew cause wherefore there ought not to be a stay pending the said Robert's appeal, and writ of supersedeas by mainprise of William Wexcombe, Thomas Play, Richard Tumbrell of Wiltesir and John Kyngesham of the county of Suthampton; as at the request of the bishop, signifying that by his authority as ordinary the said Robert was excommunicated for contumacy, not willing to be justified by censure of the church, the king ordered the sheriff to justify him by his body until he should content holy church for his contempt and wrongdoing; but by name of Robert Lylye of Remmesbury clerk he has appealed to the papal see and for protection of the court of Canterbury, and is effectually prosecuting his appeal; and the said William and the others have mainperned in chancery to have him there on the day named.
Feb. 26.
Westminster.
To the sheriff of Kent. Writ of supersedeas, by mainprise of John de Blencowe of Westmerland esquire, John Skelton of the city of York, William Grey 'marchaunt' and Thomas Burgeys 'taillour' of the city of London, in favour of John Waller of Stratforde Langthorne at suit of Robert Kelme of Eryth 'draper' for debt.
Thomas de Hookle clerk to Sir Richard Waldegrave, Sir Thomas Crooser, Maikyn Soothworth, John son of William Doreward, Richard Wythemersche and William Geldrych, their heirs and assigns. Quitclaim of the manor and advowson of Beauchamp Otes, the manor of Beauchamp William and certain lands there called Patishalle and Hilberghoo which, by fine levied in the king's court, Joan dame de Swynvourne granted, among other her manors, to them and the said Thomas Hokle, and to the heirs of Thomas Hookle. Dated Beauchamp William, 1 March 22 Richard II. French.
Memorandum of acknowledgment in chancery at Westminster, 17 March.