Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 3, 1232-1247. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.
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1235.Feb. 1. Faversham.
To the barons of the Cinque Ports. For the damages done by men of the count of Brittany to Geoffrey de Glamorgan, the king has given the said Geoffrey licence, until a year after the Purification in this year, to recover upon the men of the count chattels and goods to the value of his goods lost by them, on condition that, if he take any goods beyond that value, all these shall fall to the king. This, therefore, he wishes them to know, commanding them not to hinder Geoffrey.
Feb. 9. Dover.
To the king's good men of Dunwich. The king has appointed Hamo de Crevequoer and Walerand Teutonicus to guard the Cinque Ports and the coast in their parts ; and therefore he commands them to be attendant with all their might unto the guard of their port by the counsel of the barons of the Cinque Ports, and the defence of his land by sea as well as by land against hostile attack.
The like to the good men of the following:—
Ipswich, Orewell and Goseford.
Feb. 17. Westminster.
Appointment of Jordan Olivers, Robert de Blakeford, John de Reyny and William de Draycot, as justices to deliver the gaol of Bruges, on Monday the morrow of Mid-Lent, of Robert de Fottestun, detained therein for larceny ; and mandate to the constable of Bruges to cause the said Robert to come before them then.
Feb. 21. Westminster.
The like of Walram Maufe, Godfrey le Waleis, Laurence de Mundefeld and Amfrey de Fering as justices to deliver the gaol of E. archbishop of Canterbury, of Otteford, co. Kent, at Lewes, on Monday after Mid-Lent of Hawise de Maggefeld, detained there for false charging (pro malo retto); and mandate to the archbishop's bailiff of Otteford to have her before them then.
Feb. 26. Westminster.
To sheriffs and bailiffs in whose bailiwicks H. de Burgo, earl of Kent, held lands and wards. The king has granted to the said earl that he may have reasonable accounts of his servants and bailiffs of all lands and wards whereof he has been disseised by the king's order; and therefore he commands them to cause the said servants and bailiffs to come before the earl's bailiffs attorned for this to render such accounts.
Feb. 28. Westminster.
Licence until Easter, 20 Henry III, for John de Aurelianis, merchant of Rouen, to come in safety to England with merchandise to trade with.
March 12. Norwich.
Mandate to the assessors of the fortieth in the county of York to assess and collect the same upon the lands of J. earl of Lincoln, W. earl of Albemarle and Richard de Percy, and upon the lands which are of their fee, the king having commanded the said J. W. and Richard to permit the same to be collected therein without difficulty in the same form in which it has been assessed and collected upon the lands of others.
Request to that effect, by letters close, to J. earl of Lincoln, W. earl of Albemarle and Richard de Percy.
April 21. Westminster.
Appointment of William de Herice, Walter de Staunton, Gerard de Fanicurt and Alexander de Vilers as justices to deliver the gaol of Notingham at Notingham in three weeks of Monday after the octaves of the close of Easter, of Hugh le Prestre, John son of John, clerk (clerico), and Jordan le Fiz Alprestre, clerk, detained therein for the death of a man; and mandate to the sheriff of Nottingham to cause them to come before them, with their attachments.
April 20. Westminster.
Order to the sheriff of Buckingham to convene all the foresters and regarders of his bailiwick before the coming of the justice of the forest into those parts, and in place of the regarders who are deceased or infirm to cause others to be elected, that there may be twelve in every regard, and the names of these enrolled. The foresters should swear to bring twelve knights elected in their bailiwick to view all trespasses as expressed in a writing of Capitula sent herewith. The knights also should swear to make the regard as it ought to be made, and to go as the foresters lead them to view the above, and, if the foresters will not or know not how to lead them, or conceal any forfeit, they shall not for them omit to view the forfeit and enroll it. Let this writ and the Capitula be written together and delivered to the regarders so that they may act in conformity with the Capitula. The king has commanded the foresters and regarders by letters patent, which he read to the sheriff, to do thus at the sheriff's command, and the sheriff is to execute this order so that the record may be made before Whitsunday.
The like to the other sheriffs to whose bailiwicks there is forest.
Mandate to the foresters and regarders of the said county to make the regard accordingly upon the command of the sheriff.
April 23. Westminster.
Mandate to the barons of Winchelese to equip a ship called theBaonneys with forty good mariners well armed at the king's cost to go on the king's service to Gascony or elsewhere whither Osmund the clerk and Gregory de Roffa, serjeant of Henry de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, who will go likewise with the ship, shall direct them.
Mandate to the said seneschal, when the said ship shall have come to him with the harness and other things which the said Osmund and Gregory are bringing to him, to send it back to England at once with the mariners and other goods of the mariners.
Assignment by Gilbert Marshal, earl of Pembroke, to his sister lady Eleanor, countess of Pembroke, of all the issues of the manors of Crendon, Stokholt, Ringewud, Inteberg, and Clafford, in payment of 400l. which he was bound to pay to her of Michaelmas Term, 18 Henry III, and Easter Term, 19 Henry III, to wit that she shall receive the issues thereof without any retention by him or his heirs, by the hands and view of his bailiffs and four lawful men of each manor, who shall swear to the said countess together with the said bailiffs to collect faithfully the said issues and profits of the said manors and deliver the same to her at her pleasure until she is fully satisfied of the said 400l., and in the meantime the earl shall receive nothing of the issues save only necessary expenses for the cultivation and keeping the lands of the manors. She shall receive also all the profits of the said manors in all things, as is contained in a writing which the said Gilbert made to her of the issues of the manor of Boseham. The king has mainprised that the earl will faithfully observe all these things, and will compel him to the observance thereof without regard to any excuse. In witness whereof the king and the earl have hereto set their seals. And for greater security the earl has pledged his word (affidavi) in the hand of Walter, prior of the Preachers of Bristol, in the presence of Sir R. earl of Poitou and Cornwall, Sir Hubert de Burgo, earl of Kent, Roger le Bigod, earl of Norfolk and Suffolk, Ralph son of Richard, William Bluet, knights of the countess, and others. Witnesses:—The bishops of Chichester, Exeter, and Carlisle, Sir John de Lascy, earl of Lincoln, Sir R. earl of Cornwall, Sir Roger Bygod, earl of Norfolk and Suffolk, Sir Hubert de Burgo, earl of Kent, Sir Ralph son of Nicholas, Sir Walter de Kirkeham, Sir Walter Mareschal, Godfrey de Craucumbe, and many others.
The like by the earl to the countess of all the issues of the manor of Boseham, in payment of 350l., arrears of her yearly rent of the time of R. earl Marshal, his brother, saving the expenses of cultivating and keeping and the king's farm. If any ward or escheat fall in before the countess is fully paid, she shall have the first offer of it at a reasonable price, to be computed towards the payment of what is due to her, and if sold to another, the price shall be paid to the countess. In case of her decease before receiving full payment, the manor shall not revert to the earl until the residue be paid to her legatees or assigns. For greater security the earl has pledged his word in the hand of friar Walter above mentioned, and in the presence of the above persons, and the king has made mainprise that the earl will faithfully observe these things and will compel him to observe them without regard to any excuse, and the king and earl have hereto set their seals. Witnesses:—As above.
Bond by the countess to the earl, in case the said two sums, are paid before she receives the money from the issues of the said manors, to claim nothing in the said manors by reason of the above assignments, and to restore any sums she may have received therefrom with the above writings, or any surplus above the said amount. Also any sums which her messenger may receive in Ireland, she will account for and allow or restore out of the said manors. The king has made mainprise that she will faithfully observe these things, and will compel her to do so without regard to any excuse, and the king and the countess have hereto set their seals. Witnesses:—Sir Roger Bigot, earl of Norfolk and Suffolk, Sir Ralph son of Nicholas, Sir Walter Marshal, Robert de Turbervill, Geoffrey de Langeleye, William Bluet, Walter de Hida, and many others.
May 30. Marwell.
Appointment of the abbot of Abendon, William de Eboraco, William de Insula and Robert Aumari as justices in eyre for all pleas in the county of Oxford, at Oxford, a fortnight after Trinity, in the form contained on the dorse of the Patent Roll, 18 Henry III.
The like of William de Eboraco, William de Insula, the abbot of Theokesbury, and Maurice Butler (Pincerna) in the county of Worcester, at Worcester on a day which the first two will provide and announce to their fellows.
July 10. London.
Bond by Theodoric, prior of the Hospital of Jerusalem in England to pay on behalf of the king at the house of the said Hospital in Paris, at All Saints yearly, for five years if the truce with France lasts so long, 200l. a year, for 800 pounds Tournois, to the use of the count of La Marche, an account of the island of Oleron, as above [p. 111].
July 14. Westminster
Notification that G. Marshal, earl of Pembroke, has with the king's good will and licence married Margaret, sister of A. king of Scotland, and that marriage is well pleasing to the king.
The abbot of Oseneye has attorned Walter de Oseneye to gain or lose in the plea between the abbot and Clemence daughter of Alice, touching a moiety of a messuage in Oxford.
Aug. 12. Reading.
Alice daughter of Arnald has attorned William de Ledecumb to gain or lose in a plea before the king on the octave of Michaelmas between her and John Sveyn and Christiana his wife, touching two parts of a virgate of land in Mercham; and in a suit before the king at the same term between her and Walter de Henred, touching the like.
Aug. 22. Waltham.
Mandate to the sheriff of Notingham and Derby to cause to come before the king on the morrow of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, at Notingham, all assizes of mort d'ancestor and novel disseisin which have been arramed before the justices at the first assize &c., likewise all prisoners in the gaol of Notingham and their attachments ; and to cause to come before the king, knights, and other good men of the townships of his bailiwick, by whom when necessary competent inquisition may be made of the said prisoners.
Aug. 29. Northampton.
Appointment of William de Insula, John de Ulecot, Robert Grimbald and Henry de Rand' as justices at Northampton, on the octaves of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary to take an assize summoned before them to try whether a plot of land 28 feet by 13 feet in Maydenewell, is frank almoin belonging to the church of Hugh parson of Maydenewell, or a lay fee of William the Miller (Molendinarii); and to take an assize summoned before the justices at the first assize coming into those parts whether two acres of land in Great Oxendon are frank almoin belonging to the church of William, parson of Oxendon, or a lay fee of Geoffrey de Funteynes [and] Joan, his wife.
Aug. 28. Northampton.
Hugh Gyfford, constable of the Tower of London, and William Hardel, have been appointed to hear and determine trespasses and other things pertaining to the office of the king's mint of London ; and a mandate has been given to the moneyers, keepers of the dies and other ministers of the said mint to be intendant unto them herein.
Mandate to the said Hugh to arrange a day and place accordingly with the said clerk.
In like manner Nicholas de Hadhlo, constable of the castle of Canterbury, and William Hardel, have been appointed to hear and determine trespasses and other things pertaining to the office of the king's mint of Canterbury.
[Aug. 29. Northampton]
Mandate to Richard de Levinton, Peter de Teylly, Thomas son of John, and Robert de Hampton, to meet at a day and place to be notified to them by the sheriff of Cumberland, and to enquire by a jury what and how many beasts of W. earl of Albemarle and his men Thomas de Muleton, sheriff of Cumberland, took and sold for a debt to the king required of the earl by summons of the Exchequer; at what price they were sold and to what buyers, by what serjeants of the sheriff, and how much they were worth beyond the price at which they were sold.
Mandate to the sheriff to summon a jury.
[Aug.] 29. Northampton.
To the barons of the Cinque Ports. The king is sending to them Peter de Muntgumery, clerk, Thomas son of Godfrey, Robert Lystre, Paulinus de Winchelese, and William son of Ailard to enquire by jury of the said ports what manner of tolls, prises, and robberies have been done at sea since the late truce made with France has been concluded (finite) and by whom they have been done; and therefore he commands them to admit them for this and lend their counsel and aid to the effective expedition of that business.
Sept. 3. Nottingham.
Appointment of the abbot of Hyde, Robert de Lexinton, Adam son of William, Robert de Bello Campo, and Jordan Oliveri as justices in eyre for all pleas in the counties of Berks and Wilts.
The like of the following in the respective counties:—
The said justices. Berks and Wilts.
|Robert de Curtenay||Dorset and Somerset. To meet at Reading on the octaves of Michaelmas.|
|Robert de Lexinton|
|Adam son of William|
|Robert de Bello Campo|
Afterwards the four last named were commanded to admit Henry de Ortyaco in place of Robert de Curtenay.
|William de Eboraco||Surrey, Kent, Southampton, Sussex. To meet at Bermundeseye on the octaves of Michaelmas.|
|William de Insula|
|Hugh de Playz|
|Ralph de Norwico|
Sept. 1. King's Cliffe.
Commission to the said abbot of Hyde appointing him justice as above. The like to the other justices in the several counties.
[In the margin.] The form of writs directed to the justices. Close.
Mandate to the sheriff of Berks to summon the archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, knights and free tenants of his bailiwick and from every town four good men, and from every borough twelve good men, and all persons who ought to come before the justices in eyre to be at Rading on the octaves of Michaelmas next, before the above mentioned justices in eyre to hear and do the king's orders. Also to cause to come before the justices all pleas of the crown not pleaded or which have arisen since the last eyre, and all, &c. (See p. 76.)
Appointment of Thomas de Chynton (sic), Walter de Ayvill, William de Bracebrugge and Alexander de Bykenhull as justices at Warwick a fortnight after Michaelmas to take an assize which Master William, precentor of Lycheffeld, and parson of the church of Hichinton, arrames against John Duredent and Gregory de Hichinton to try whether 12 acres of land and a messuage in Hichinton are frank almoin of the church of the said Walter (sic) of Hichinton or a lay fee of the said John and Gregory.
Oct. 12. Westminster
Mandate to the king's bailiffs of the March (Wales, in the margin) not to receive in their bailiwicks Hoel son of Meredic, a fugitive of L. prince of Aberfrau and lord of Snaudon, contrary to the truce between the king and the prince. The king is amazed and moved that the said fugitive is still received there in contempt of his mandate sent to them at another time.
Oct. 23. Westminster
Mandate to the mayor, jurats, and commune of Bordeaux to deliver to Hugh de Vivona, or to his messenger bearing these letters with letters of the said Hugh, the castle of St. Macaire, which is in their custody, and which the king has granted to him.
Oct. 19. Westminster.
Mandate to H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, if those men of La Réole who were last ejected from that town on suspicion of ill faith towards the king, will find security for their faithful conduct, he is to receive them to stand in the said town as they stood before, except those who were openly against the king in the surrender of the said town to the king of France, and openly adhered to the latter against the king.
Oct. 20. Westminster.
To G. archbishop of Bordeaux, the bishop of Comminges (Covenn'), Elias Ridell, [lord] of Bergerac, Amaneu de Lebreto, Peter de Burdegala, Bernard de Ryon, Raymund Brun de Barciaco, Rostand de Solio, Gaillard Columb and Ernald Willelmi Emerici. The king having heard of the contention lately arisen at Langon (Langonium) between the mayor and citizens of Bordeaux and H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, has been very greatly disturbed thereat, and desiring that peace and concord shall be reestablished between these, he has appointed them to compose the said contention so that the seneschal may by their decision (arbitrium) make amends to the said mayor and citizens for his trespasses against them.
To the mayor, jurats, and commune of Bordeaux. The king notifies to them the appointment of the above, and that he has charged the seneschal to abide by their decision. Therefore he requests them to restore to the seneschal the castle of Bordeaux, the king's rents and other things which are the king's and from which they expelled the seneschal's bailiffs on account of the said contention. He requests them also after receiving amends according to the above decision, to be henceforth at peace with the seneschal, and intendant unto him as the king's seneschal.
In like manner to them by letters close.
To Gaillard Columb. The king has appointed him and the others named above to compose the said contention and therefore he requests him to do his best to compose the same.
In like manner it is written to his fellows, as well to the archbishop as to the others.
Mandate to the said seneschal to make the said amends according to the said decision, and not to take it hardly, as he will soon hear by God's grace something pleasant touching the state of the king and himself, and the king has commanded the mayor and citizens of Bordeaux to restore the said castle of Bordeaux and rents from which they expelled his bailiffs.
To the king's kinsman R. count of Toulouse. The king has heard the words which he signified to him by A. bishop of Bazas, and not wishing by reason of the danger of the roads to commit his answer to writing, has put it in the mouth of the bishop, who will be able to certify him more fully of the king's will.