Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 3, 1232-1247. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.
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1244. Nov. 14. Westminster.
Mandate to the sheriff of Southampton to cause to come a fortnight after St. Edmund's day at Winchester before Robert Passelewe the archdeacon of Lewes, John son of Geoffrey, Geoffrey de Langegh (sic) and Laurence de Sancto Albano, whom the king has appointed justices to hold [pleas of the forest], the archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, knights and free tenants, who have lands within the metes of the forest in that county, and from every town of the county within the metes of the forest four men with the reeve, and the foresters of the towns. He shall also cause to come before them all the foresters and verderers, both those who now are and those who have been since the last pleas of the forest with all their attachments as well of vert as of venison, to wit, of those persons attached who dwell within the metes of the forest as of those who dwell without, since the last pleas of the forest were commenced but not terminated; and also the regarders of his bailiwick, so that they have their regards, sealed with their seals; and the agisters with their agistments ; and this writ.
Nov. 16. Westminster.
Promise by Oweyn son of Griffin that he and his heirs will be faithful to the king and his heirs for ever on pain of losing the two cantreds of land which the king has committed to him as well as all his other land in Wales belonging to him by inheritance. Witnesses:—Ralph son of Nicholas, Geoffrey le Despenser, Hugh de Vivona, Robert de Mucegros, Herbert son of Matthew, Peter de Geneve, John de Lexinton, Nicholas de Bolevill, Walter de Luton, Anketil Malore and others.
Protestation by him that he has plighted his faith to the king of his free will and not through fear or torture of prison or other thing, and he has taken his oath that not for fear or hatred or even treaty will he be against the king, and if he should withdraw at any time from the king's service, he submits himself and his heirs to the jurisdiction and power of the archbishop of Canterbury and the bishops of Worcester and Hereford, to excommunicate him without appeal or remedy of a higher court, which he hereby renounces.