Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 3, 1232-1247. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.
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21 HENRY III.
Oct. 19 [rectius 29]. Westminster.
Mandate to the guardian of the abbey of Evesham to give seisin of the abbey with all its lands and possessions to Richard, sometime prior of Hurle, the king having given the royal assent to the confirmation made by A. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, by authority of the pope, of the said Richard as abbot of Evesham.
Write de intendendo to the tenants of the abbey.
Nov. 4. Windsor.
Mandate to the constable of Odyham to given seisin to A. the king's sister, countess of Pembroke, of the manor of Odyham with the castle and appurtenances, except the park and forest and the custody of these and the vert and venison there, the king having committed the same to her during pleasure for her dwelling, she answering at the Exchequer for the extent of the said manor, saving to her reasonable estover for her hearth in the said forest to be taken by view of the king's foresters and verderers, and to cause the oxen and avers of the king's ploughs there to be appraised by good men and delivered to her at that price.
Afterwards the constable was commanded to cause the corn and hay of the last year to be appraised likewise and delivered to her at that price.
Nov. 3. Windsor.
Appointment, during pleasure, of Robert de Creppinges to the custody of the king's demesne woods belonging to his demesnes within the forest and without in the counties of Cumberland, Northumberland, York and Lancaster, he answering for the vert and venison thereof before the chief justice of the forest.
Nov. 4. Windsor.
Acceptance and confirmation of the will made by P. bishop of Winchester, at Rochester, on Friday the eve of All Saints in this year, in the presence of R. bishop of Chichester, the chancellor, P. archdeacon of Winchester, L. archdeacon of Surrey, and Master El[ias] de Derham and others, executors of the said will.
Nov. 5. Windsor.
Request to the knights and freemen, as well as burgesses as others, tenants of the abbey of Evesham, to discharge the abbey from debt out of regard for God and brother Richard, lately promoted to be abbot, for whom the king has a special regard ; the state of the abbey having so changed that whereas it used to abound in goods, now it is not only destitute of them, but burdened with debt.
Nov. 7. Windsor.
Safe-conduct, for two years from the day of St. Leonard in this year, for Peter le Mercer and Walter Pe de Argent, merchants of Douay; with this addition, that they shall not be distrained in the meantime in the land of England for any debt except for their own debt or the debt of another whose pledges they are.
Oct. 24. Westminster.
Grant to Robert master of the Knights Templars in England, and the brethren of the same house.
[Cancelled.]Because on the patent roll of the twentieth year at the end.
Nov. 8. Windsor.
Safe-conduct for three years from Martinmas in this year for Peter le Fleming, merchant.
Nov. 9. Windsor.
Grant to Master Ralph de Neketon, king's clerk, of 50 marks a year at the Exchequer until the king provide him with an ecclesiastical benefice of 60, 80, or 100 marks a year.
[Cancelled.]Because otherwise below.
To E. archbishop of Canterbury. The king, having heard and understood the reasons of Master Tresmund, proctor of Master J. de Ferentino, archdeacon of Norwich, the pope's chamberlain, which he brought forward before the king against the election and the electors and the prior of the church of Norwich, for appealing to the pope against the royal assent being given to the said election, has thought fit to defer to the appeal of the said Tresmund.
Pardon to Walter son of Walter Stiek of his abjuration of the realm for the death of Hugh his brother, as the justices in eyre in the country of Lincoln have signified to the king that by inquisition before them they have learned the truth, that in going to his plough he threw the swingletree (baculum) of his plough at an ox and struck the ox on the horn, so that by the rebound of the said swingle-tree, the said Hugh was struck whereby he died, and Walter fleeing to the church acknowledged the death and abjured the realm.
Nov. 10. Windsor.
Grant to Reginald de Maydr' [in the margin, Meaudr'] and Isolda his wife, in recompence of a house of the said Isolda which she has lost by the ditch of the barbican of the castle of Notingham, of ½ mark a year for the life of the said Isolda, and afterwards to her heirs, by the hands of William son of Jordan and his heirs; which ½ mark the said William used to render yearly from a house of his at Notingham towards the farm of the said town.
Nov. 11. Windsor.
Appointment, during pleasure, of Richard de Munficheth as chief justice of the forest in the counties of Northumberland, Rutland, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Buckingham, Oxford, Essex, Surrey, Berks, Southampton, Wilts, Somerset, Dorset, Devon, Gloucester, Hereford, Stafford, Salop and Worcester.
Nov. 12. Windsor.
Discharge of Walter de Kirkeham, dean of St. Martin's, London, who has satisfied the king in full by his account rendered at the Exchequer of all receipts and disbursements made in the wardrobe, and of all the things that were in his custody, from the time that he undertook the custody of the wardrobe until the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, the Apostles, this year.
The king has granted to Philip de Sauveye the church of Geynton; and he has letters of presentation directed to R. bishop of Lincoln.
Nov. 13. Windsor.
Grant to Henry de Cokeham, citizen of London, that the king will hold him and his pledges harmless touching 142l. 14s. 1d. which he owed to P. count of Brittany and which he is to render to the king at the terms appointed by the king's order.
Appointment, during pleasure, of Ralph Assewy and John de Gysorz to the custody of the chamberlainship of London, Southampton and Sandwiz.
Nov. 14. Windsor.
Grant to Master Ralph de Neketon, king's clerk, of 50 marks a year at the Exchequer, until the king provide him with an ecclesiastical benefice of 100 marks.
Mandate to Robert de la Haye to deliver the castles of Bruges and Salopesbyry to John le Estraunge; the king having committed the custody of these to the said John during pleasure.
Nov. 17. Windsor.
Mandate to the échevins and good men of Gaunt to pay the 500 marks which they owe to the king for the prest which King John made to them to Robert, advocate of Betun, to the king's use or for delivery to such person or persons as the king shall order.
Mandate to Robert, advocate of Betun, to deliver out of the same sum to Gossewin de Roulers 397 marks for 529l. which he lost in the time of King John by a robbery committed upon him by Robert Wudecoc and his fellows, who were with him in the castle of Scardeburg, as W. Marshal, sometime earl of Pembroke, when he was rector of the king and the realm during the king's minority, by his letters patent which he proffers, covenanted to pay to him; and to deliver the residue of 103 marks to Lambert de Ypre and his fellows, merchants of Flanders, in part payment of 500 marks which the king owes to them for damages inflicted on them by Philip de Albiniaco in the taking in time of war of their cog laden with merchandise. [Cancelled.]Because immediately below.
Mandate to the said échevins and good men (as above).
The like to the said Robert.
Nov. 16. Windsor.
Mainprize to R. advocate of Bethun, coming to the king on behalf of the countess of Flanders to seek and to make amends for raids made between the land of the king and the land of the countess, to pay or cause to be paid to Gossewin de Roulers 397 marks for the 529l. which he lost as described above. Also to pay to Lambert de Ypre and his fellows the above-mentioned 500 marks. Also to pay to the countess' merchants of Bruges, for 826 tuns of wine, reckoning 40 tuns of honey for 80 tuns of wine, in respect of whatsoever they can legally prove to have been taken from them without payment or reason by H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, and his bailiffs, and by Richard de Gray or his bailiffs; and also in respect of whatsoever they can prove by the seneschal or the king's bailiffs to have come to the use of the king's house without payment or good reason; to wit, a moiety at Easter, 22 Henry III, and a moiety at Michaelmas following, and the king will distrain all persons of his land, whom they can prove to have taken the said wine and ships, to do the said merchants satisfaction so long as they have lands and goods to distrain.
If any contention or doubt arise in the premises, it shall be discussed and determined by the decision of W. bishop-elect of Valence, and of the said advocate; and if these cannot attend, by J. de Lacy, earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester, and the Countess' assignee, who shall swear to do right according to their conscience.
Mainprize also, as the said advocate under his seal has mainprized for the countess, that there shall be firm peace and concord between the king and the countess and between his land and her land, and all contentions which have arisen touching robberies, interceptions and exactions (toltis) on either side shall be remitted until Sunday after Martinmas.
[Cancelled.]Because otherwise shortly below.
Nov. 18. Beading.
Request to the free tenants of the prior of Hurleg to make an aid to the prior to discharge his debts.
Nov. 19. Reading.
Mandate to H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, to cause brother John, sometime abbot of Gracedien, and Hubert Huse, whom the king is sending to Gascony to further some business for him there, to have safeconduct, and he is to assemble all the king's magnates of Gascony for whom they have letters from the king, that they may show to them such letters and set before them the things enjoined by the king.
Mandate to the said H. by letters close, that after the despatch of the king's business by the said envoys it is the king's pleasure that he come with the envoys to his presence, if the land of Gascony can be left in a good state and safe custody, otherwise he must in no wise leave those parts until further order.
Nov. 27. Woodstock.
Appointment, during pleasure, of Robert de Ros as chief justice of the forest in the counties of Nottingham and Derby, York, Lancaster, Northumberland and Cumberland.
Nov. 27. Woodstock.
Mandate to William le Breton and Hugh Gifford to meet on the octaves of Hilary, in the twenty-first, year, at Suwerch to tallage the borough of Suwerch.
Writ de intendendo to the good men of that borough.
Signification to E. archbishop of Canterbury, that the king is sending his clerk Master William de Kylkenny as his proctor to assign on the morrow of St. Andrew, in this year, at Bromlegh the cause of the king's contradiction against the election of the prior of Norwich and against the prior and his electors; saving to the king other rights and remedies; with power to the said clerk of appealing to the apostolic see, if it seem expedient. This is also signified to the prior of Norwich and the monks there.
Appointment of the said clerk as the king's proctor at Bromlegh, on the morrow of St. Andrew, in the cause of the election of [the bishop of] Norwich.
Nov. 28. Woodstock
Mandate to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, to receive during the king's pleasure William Marshal as the substitute of John Marshal son of John Marshal, his brother, in the office of the king's marshalsea in Ireland, which the said John Marshal the elder had of the gift of King John by charter, which the king has inspected.
The like by letters close to the treasurer and the rest of the barons of the Exchequer of Dublin.
Mandate to B. de Crioyl to deliver the castle of Rochester, which was in his custody, to John de Cobbeham, to whom the king has committed it during pleasure.
Protection for Richard le Ostricer of Kynestan so long as he be in the king's service in the office of the goshawks (in officio austurcar[ie]).
Nov. 29. Woodstock.
Licence for Joan late the wife of Thomas de Gorges to go beyond seas to obtain her dower of her husband's lands in Normandy, for two years from St. Andrew, in this year. By W. the Almoner.
Nov. 30. Woodstock.
Mandate to the good men of Ipres to pay the 900l. which they owe to the king of the prest which King John made them, to R. the advocate of Bethun, to the king's use or for delivery to such person or persons as the king shall order.
Dec. 3. Woodstock.
Mainprize to Robert, advocate of Bethun, to pay or to cause to be paid to the merchants of Bruges in Flanders, of 809 tuns of wine with ships, counting 40 tuns of honey for 80 tuns of wine, whatsoever they can prove to have been taken from them [in the same words as above]. And if any contention or doubt arise in the premises, it shall be discussed and determined before Trinity next by the decision of W. bishop-elect of Valence, and of the said advocate &c. [in the same words as above].
To receive and make the said proofs the feast of Holy Trinity next is appointed. And if the king will not observe the judgment, he grants to the countess and the said burgesses power to take and keep in safe hand of the king's goods until satisfaction has been made to the said burgesses by him or his in respect of the judgment.
Mainprize also, as the said advocate &c. [in the same words as above].
Dec. 8. Woodstock.
Mandate to H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, to cause the king's serjeant William de Narthac to have full seisin of the land which John de Chaueney and his wife, daughter of Emery de Fortibus, held of the king in the isle of Oleron of her inheritance, the king having granted the same to the said William, during pleasure, for his sustenance.
Mandate to all merchants of Flanders to pay the 400 marks sterling, counting 13s. 4d. to the mark, which they owe to the king for the fine which they made with him to have safe-conduct in coming to England with their merchandize according to the form of the letters which the king has made to them thereof, to R. the advocate of Bethun to do therewith the king's commands.
Dec. 3. Woodstock.
Safe-conduct for ever for the merchants of the land of the countess of Flanders and Hainault throughout the king's power, by land and sea, coming with their merchandise and goods to the king's land, staying there, trading and returning, saving the right customs of the king's land due for the same. If the count and countess or their men, for any injury done to them in the king's land, take goods and merchandise of the king's men until the said inquiry according to the law of the land has been amended; for this the said safe-conduct shall not be impaired, provided that the king having been first requested to make amends, has not done so, and if they have done any injury to the king's men without there being any interruption of the peace between them and the king, the king shall have power to cause the goods of their men to be taken, and kept until satisfaction has been lawfully made for the injury, provided that the count or countess, having been first requested to make amends, have not done so.
If it happen that the count or countess should do their service due to the king of France in any war against the king, the peace between the king and them shall not be thereby violated, unless they move war with their lands against the land of England principally; and the count and countess shall not be able to infringe the peace or safe-conduct granted to the king and his men by them, unless the king wage war against their land of Flanders and Hainault with his land of England.
If the king is advised or wills to revoke this safe-conduct, he may do so within a year and a day of the grant thereof, provided that he then restore to the merchants of Flanders the 400 marks which they have given for the same; and if he do not revoke the conduct within a year then it shall be established for ever, so that if merchants of the land of Flanders within this safe-conduct suffer damage by land or sea at the hands of men of the king's land and power, the king will distrain these to make satisfaction to the said merchants, so long as they have lands and goods by which they can be distrained, and if they have no such lands or goods the king will make satisfaction to the said merchants according to the custom of his land.
John de Besevill has letters patent to his knights and free tenants requesting them to make him an aid to acquit his debts.
Remission to Alured Jordani of Bremesgrave of the king's indignation against him for selling the land which he held of the king in Bremesgrave to the abbot and monks of Bordeslegh without his assent and will; and grant to him that for his life he may hold his land which he held before, rendering to the king 35s. a year, that is 10s. beyond the 25s. which he rendered for the same before, and doing the customs and other services due for the same.
[Cancelled.]Because otherwise below.
Dec. 6. Marlborough.
The king to L. archbishop of Dublin and M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland. Whereas lately the dean and chapter of the church of Ardfert sent news to the king that, their church being void by the resignation of G. their bishop, they had, without his assent and licence, elected another in his stead, and by their messenger instantly begged the royal assent to the said election; the king did not deem that they should be heard in their petition as so he would seem to be manifestly derogating from his right, because the custom is, as they know, in cathedral churches belonging to the king's advowson, to seek the king's licence before proceeding to election, so that the king reputes so far as he is concerned the said election as null and void. Nevertheless, hearing of the poverty of the bishopric, and in order to spare the said church in labour and expense, he has deemed fit to do them this grace, to wit, to give power to the said archbishop and justiciary to grant to them this time on the king's behalf licence to elect, and that obtained, to again proceed to an election and for the archbishop and justiciary afterwards to give the royal assent to the election. The king, therefore, commands the archbishop and justiciary, when the dean and chapter come to them, or send a messenger with letters patent of their chapter to ask for licence, to give it to them this time, and after the election to give the royal assent to the person presented. And a mandate is sent by the letters close to the dean and chapter that because the king heretofore forbad any election being made in any cathedral church in Ireland without his licence being first obtained, and they nevertheless proceeded to elect for themselves a pastor without licence, he has not deemed fit to give his assent to such election, as prejudice might thereby arise to him and his heirs; wishing, however, to spare their labours as far as possible, saving his right, he has given power to L. archbishop of Dublin and M. son of [Gerold], justiciary of Ireland, to give them licence to elect and to give the royal assent to the election when made, as above.
To M. archbishop of Cashel. Whereas during the late voidance of the see of Ardfert the dean and chapter proceeded to an election without first obtaining the king's licence as they should have done, when they sent to the king of England asking for the royal assent to the election the king would not, as he might not, listen to them. In order, however, to spare their labours and expenses, and to save the king's dignity, he has given the above power this time. As, therefore, it is fitting that they should beseech licence lest the king should seem to derogate from his right, and after doing so, elect again, the king requests the archbishop, if by the error or negligence of the said dean and chapter it should happen that a half year has gone by, whereby it might seem that the archbishop might lay his hand upon the bishopric, to attempt nothing against the king's crown and dignity, as the king will not suffer anything to be done in derogation of his dignity in this behalf, especially as there was no negligence on his part which should be to his damage.