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Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 3, 1232-1247. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.

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Oct. 2[3]. Westminster.

Notification that of 104l. sterling and 107 pounds, 10 shillings Tournois, which the king owed to merchants of the power of the countess of Flanders and Hainault for damages suffered by them in England, whereof he has rendered to Lambert son of Walter and Walter son of Reinbald, 26l. 17s. 6d. sterling for the said 107 pounds, 10 shillings Tournois, and to Stephen de Castello 73l. 2s. 6d. sterling, in part payment of the said 104l. sterling, he is held to pay the remaining 30l. 17s. 6d. at Hilary next to the said Stephen or his messenger bearing these letters, with letters of the countess testifying that he is the said Stephen's messenger.

To J. countess of Flanders. Whereas the échevins and good men of Gaunt are bound to the king in 500 marks sterling of a loan of King John to them, the king requests her to pay out of that 500 marks to Simon Saphir 50 marks, which he owes him, and to cause the residue to be repaid, that he may not have to distrain for the same on them in England for her default.

The like to the échevins and good men of Gaunt to pay the said 50 marks to Simon Saphir and the residue to the king, that it may not be necessary for him to lay his hand elsewhere for this.