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1237, membranes 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

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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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1236-7, membranes 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

MEMBRANE 11.

Dec. 10. Marlborough.

Grant, for a fine of 25 marks made with the king by John de Gatesden, king's clerk, to the said John of the custody during the minority of the heirs, of the land and heirs of John son of Aldulf de Gatesden, with the marriage of the heirs.

Dec. 18. Clarendon.

Safe-conduct, until Midsummer, for Sir Robert de Curtenay, the king's kinsman, coming to England to speak with the king; and for those with him.

Dec. 21. Clarendon.

Protection for Warin de Rudenhal so long as he be on the king's service in the office of the goshawks.

[Cancelled.] Because he had letters close of protection.

Dec. 28. Ashley.

Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Haverhull to the custody of the king's chamberlainship of London; appointment of him also to buy wines for the king's use, and to take the king's prises of wines which come in the meantime to London and to Sandwich, directed to the mayor and barons of London and to all merchants and bailiff's and others.

Because however the king wishes that the said William make his purchases and take the king's prise and other things that pertain to the said chamberlainship by view of the constable of London, the same constable has been commanded to be intendant to him for this.

Dec. 28. Clarendon.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Hugh de Vivona to the custody of the king's barton of Bristol and of the prise of ale of that town, to hold the same by the extent of 75l. whereof the king has granted him 100 marks a year for the custody of the castle of Bristol so long as it be in his hands, and for the residue he shall answer at the Exchequer.

1237.Jan. 2. Clarendon.

Mandate to John de Monemuta and the foresters and verderers of the forest of Dene to meet in the said forest and after making due oath to the king diligently view and enquire in what places therein his forges can with least damage to the forest be set up for maple (ad arabilem), thorn, hasel (corulum) and dead wood, and to certify him thereof.

Jan. 3. Clarendon.

Appointment, during pleasure, of William Gereberti to the custody of the county of Wilts and the castle of Sarum (Sarr'), saving the king's manors and demesnes of the county.

1236.Dec. 3. Woodstock.

Remission to Alured Jordan of Brumesgrave of the king's indignation against him for selling land which he held of him in Brumesgrave to the abbot and monks of Bordeslegh without his assent and will; and grant to him that he and his sons and daughters and their progeny may hold for ever of the king and his heirs the said land which he held before, rendering to the king 35s. a year, that is 10s. beyond the 25s. which he rendered before, and doing the customs and other services due for the same.

By brother G. the almoner.

Jan. 8. Clarendon.

Mandate to the good men of Lenn to deliver the 100l. which they owe the king of the aid lately granted to him to Robert de Sotindon, guardian of the bishopric of Norwich, to be brought to the king.

Presentation of William de Peretot to the church of Wilden, in the diocese of Lincoln.

The like of Master Robert de Sumercote to the church of Medburn, in the same diocese.

Jan. 4. Clarendon.

Prohibition of a tournament to be held at Northampton on the morrow of the Epiphany, and it is commanded by letters close to the prior and sub-prior of St. Andrews, Northampton, to convey these letters to the earls, barons, knights and others there.

Jan. 10. Clarendon.

Signification to R. bishop of London and his official of the appointment of William Hardell, king's clerk, as the king's proctor to sue the king's presentation of Philip de Sabaldia of the king's affinity to the church of Hildesdun.

Jan. 12. Clarendon.

Appointment of Walter de Burgo and Warner Engayne to take into the king's hands all his manors and demesnes, with mandate to sheriffs to cause them to have full seisin of the same.

It was afterwards commanded to the sheriff of Dorset and Somerset to cause them to have seisin of the demesnes and manors of his counties.

Appointment, during pleasure, of the same Walter and Warner to the custody of the king's demesne, woods and parks pertaining to his demesnes within forests and without, to answer for the vert and venison thereof before the chief justice of the forest, and to the king for the other issues : directed to verderers, foresters and agisters of counties wherein the same are.

Mandate to the said Walter and Warner to take into the king's hands all lands given, sold or otherwise alienated out of the king's demesnes which are in the king's custody, in whosoever hands they may be, and to keep them safe until further order.

[Cancelled.] Because recoked and broken in pieces.

Jan. 17. Windsor.

Notification to the Jews throughout England that it is well pleasing as acceptable to the king that they shall succour R. earl of Poitou and Cornwall, with 3,000 marks to make his pilgrimage to the Holy Land. And it is commanded to them by letters close that the king holds the provision which they have made to the earl as acceptable, provided that by the payment thereof the payment of the provision made to the king be not hindered.

Jan. 18. Windsor.

Licence, until Michaelmas, for Agatha Trussebuth to go beyond seas to sue her rights which are being detained from her in the power of the king of France.

Jan. 26. Westminster.

Protection for Walter [bishop] elect of Worcester for such time as he is on the king's service beyond seas.

The like for Master Simon de Walton.

Jan. 27. Westminster.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Robert de Creppinges to the custody of the king's woods and parks and hays pertaining to his demesnes within forests and without, to answer of the vert and venison before the chief justice of the forest, and to the king of other issues : directed to verderers, foresters and agisters of the counties of York, Cumberland, Northumberland and Lancaster.

Appointment of the same Robert to take into the king's hands the king's manors and demesnes in the same counties; and mandate to the sheriffs to cause them to have full seisin thereof without delay.

Protection for Walter de Kirkeham, so long as he be beyond seas.

Jan. 29. Westminster.

Ratification and confirmation under the king's seal of the will which W. [bishop] elect of Worcester, has made of his moveables.

Jan. 30. Westminster.

Protestation, to remove any doubt, that Edmund, archbishop of Canterbury, after examination, has confirmed the election of W. bishop of Worcester, and the king with his royal hand has put him into seisin of the manors, lands and tenements belonging to the said bishopric.

The same [bishop] elect has two other pairs of letters, excepting the clause 'and the king, &c.'

Jan. 23. Westminster.

To the pope. The king has appointed his clerk Master William de Kilkenny as proctor at the court of Rome to sue all the king's contradictions against the election, the elect and the electors of the church of Norwich, with power to appoint a substitute : and has signified the same to the electors and the elect.

MEMBRANE 10.

To the same. The king has appointed Walter de Neuport, clerk, as his proctor before his holiness to sue as above.

[Cancelled.] Because he had it not.

Feb. 2. Kempton.

Letter of credit for Master William de Kilkenny, envoy to the court of Rome, for 40 marks.

The like for 30 marks.

[Cancelled.] Because he had it not.

Feb. 4. Kempton,

Protection, until Michaelmas, for Matthew Bezil.

Pardon to R. earl of Cornwall, of 4l. required by summons of the Exchequer from the executors of the will of H. sometime bishop of Lincoln for the scutage of Poitou after the king's first crossing on a fee of two knights which the earl held of the bishop and the bishop held of the king in chief ; with mandate to the barons of the Exchequer to acquit the executors of the same.

Feb. 7. Kempton.

Licence for William de Keu to let to farm for six years from Easter next to whomsoever he will his lands of Mordon and Wuton.

Protection for the king's miners of Aldeneston, their men, lands, goods, rents and possessions ; and grant to them that they shall have the same liberties in the king's mine there as they had in the time of the king's predecessors. And let no one disturb them on pain of forfeiture to the king of 10l.

Confirmation of a grant made by R. bishop of Durham to the nuns of the blessed place upon the Tarent of the custody of the manor of Tarrent Kahaynes during the minority of William the son and heir of William de Kahaynes, which he had of the king's grants.

[Cancelled.] Because in the Charter Roll of this year. [Cal. Charter Rolls, p. 226.]

Protection without term for the abbess of the blessed place upon the Tarrente.

Notification to W. archdeacon of Richmond, that the king has restored to R. earl of Poitou and Cornwall, keeper of the land and heir of Theobald Butler (Pincerne), the advowson of the church of Kirkeham as belonging to the said heir ; with mandate to him to admit any fit person at the presentation of the earl, notwithstanding the presentation which the king made to him to the said church of W. de Eboraco, king's clerk.

Feb. 10. Kempton.

Appointment of Emery de Sancto Amando to the custody of the castle of St. Briavels and the forest of Dene with the issues thereof from Whitsunday, in the twentieth year, to Whitsunday next, and so from year to year during pleasure, rendering at the Exchequer 50l. a year, unless war supervene, in which case, the king will provide otherwise.

Grant to the same of the custody of the castle of Hereford and the county of Hereford from Whitsunday last, during pleasure ; to answer at the Exchequer yearly for all the profits and issues of the county, provided, however, that 80 marks yearly be allowed him out of the said issues for the said custody ; unless war supervene, in which case the king will provide otherwise.

Mandate to Walter de Burgo to take into the king's hands all lands given in marriage or in dower with their daughters and sold or otherwise alienated out of the king's demesnes and villeinages in the custody of the said Walter by the king's villeins of the king's demesne manors, except free men who hold their lands of the king in fee or by term unexpired [leased to them] by the king or his predecessors ; and to keep the same in safe-custody until further order.

The like to Warner Engayn.

To the mayor, jurats and commune of Bordeaux. Whereas by their letters and by letters of the seneschal of Gascony the king is informed that nineteen tuns of wine, which the king seized at Suhampton on account of Arnold de Peregorz, defamed of the crime of heresy (de crimine heredis), belonged to Bonetus del Bosc, their fellow citizen; and as the king cannot at present conveniently satisfy the said Bonetus by reason of debts wherein he is bound to the emperor and others, he commands them to wait patiently until a fortnight after Michaelmas next, and then to send someone to him in England that then he may give satisfaction, according to the price whereat the wines were appraised by the bailiffs of Suhampton to the said Bonetus or his messenger bearing these letters with letters of the mayor &c. of Bordeaux.

Feb. 12. Westminster.

Protection for Hugh, earl of Oxford, so long as he be on pilgrimage beyond seas. By S. de Monteforti.

The like for Isabel, countess of Oxford. By Simon de Monteforti.

Feb. 18. Sutton.

Exemption for life of William de Scrutevill, nephew of R. bishop of Durham, from suits of counties, hundreds, trithings and wapentakes, and from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

The like of Stephen de Pokethorpe. For the bishop of Durham.

Feb. 17. Canterbury.

Presentation of John le Franceis (Francigen') to the church of Castelsoureb[y], in the diocese of Carlisle.

Feb. 18. Canterbury.

Acceptance, until Michaelmas, of whatever John de Gatesden, king's clerk, shall ordain or do touching the goods which the king's uncle W. [bishop] elect of Valence left in the realm of England in the custody of the said John, on Wednesday before the Chair of St. Peter, 21 Henry III, as well from the lands and issues arising from the honor of Richemund, which is in the hand of the said bishop elect, as from all other things belonging to him in the realm.

Notification that brother Geoffrey, the king's almoner, out of the 1,600 marks which he received at the Exchequer on 5 February in this year, has delivered where the king commanded him 1,000 marks for the king's business in the presence of W. archbishop of York, R. earl of Poitou and Cornwall, the king's brother, J. de Lacy, earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester, and Simon de Monteforti.

Letter of credit for John de Lexinton and Peter Grimbaud, the king's envoys to [the pope], for 20l.

[Cancelled.] Because they did not take it.

Feb. 20. Dover.

Presentation to the lord of Canterbury of Master Robert de Sumercote to the church of Merston, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Norwich.

Feb. 26. Dover.

Grant, at the instance of W. [bishop] elect of Valence, to John le Clerk of Wytsant, host of the said W., that he shall not be distrained in England for any debt whereof he is not chief debtor or surety.

Feb. 28. Canterbury.

Protection for Hugh de Vivonis for such time as he be beyond seas.

March 13. Rochester.

Grant, for life, to Nicholas de Hadlo that his houses at Canterbury be entirely exempt from livery of marshals and that no one be lodged in there against his will.

March 17. Westminster.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants of the bishopric of Norwich in favour of Jeremiah de Caxton, whom the king has appointed guardian thereof during pleasure.

March 20. Westminster.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains [of the Exchequer] in favour of John le Franceis (Francigena), king's clerk, who has been accustomed to receive at the Exchequer 20l. a year, of the king's grant, when he sat at the Exchequer, for 30l. a year, which the king has granted to the said John that he may sit at the Exchequer and keep the queen's gold, so long as he be so employed.

To archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, earls, barons, knights and all free tenants in Ireland. Know that in the presence of E. archbishop of Canterbury, the bishops, abbots, earls and barons of the realm of England, and with the common counsel of the said magnates, it was lately provided that some of the king's writs of course should be changed, in the following articles, to wit, in the narration of descent from ancestors in the writ of right, which before used to be made from the time of Henry the Old, the year and day on which he died, it was provided that henceforth there shall be no computation from so distant a time, but from the time of King Henry, the grandfather of the present king ; that writs of mort dancestor and writs of neifs, whereof the term before was after the first coronation of King Richard, the king's uncle, henceforth shall not go beyond the last return of King John, the king's father, from Ireland to England ; that writs of novel disseisin, whereof the term was before the present king's first coronation at Westminster shall not henceforth go beyond the king's passage into Britanny, which was on 1 May in his fourteenth year. But it is to be understood that this constitution is to have place and force on Whitsunday in the twenty-first year, and not before, and that writs obtained before should proceed under the terms before. Wherefore, because the king wills that these laws and customs, which are observed in the realm of England, shall be kept in Ireland, he has commanded the justiciary of Ireland to cause the said provision to be cried throughout his bailiwick and to be firmly kept in Ireland. And this the king signifies to the above archbishops &c., that he may certify them of the provision and they may keep it as much as in them is. [Statutes of the Realm, Vol. I. p. 4. Statute of Merton.]

March 22. Westminster.

Presentation of Thomas de Leche to the church of Medburn, in the diocese of Lincoln.

Exemption for life of Adam son of William from doing suit at counties or hundreds, and from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

Appointment of brother John de Waverley to make the queen's chamber at Westminster ; with mandate to all the king's bailiffs that when he passes by them to buy stone and purchase other necessaries, they shall be counselling and aiding to him in this, that the work be not hindered by their default.

March 24.Westminster.

Protection for John de Erlham so long as he be in the king's service in the office of the falconry.

March 25. Westminster.

Licence for Agatha Trussebuth to make her will of her goods, saving the king's debts if she owe anything to him.

MEMBRANE 9.

March 27. Westminster.

To the bishops of Glascu and Mureyve, Walter Olifard, justice of Loeneys, and Henry de Baillol. After that the king wrote last to A. king of Scotland as to sending envoys to meet those of Alexander at Donecastre to treat of peace, certain rumours came to him which prevented him from sending thither, as he intended, W. [bishop] elect of Valence, and Simon de Monteforte. Therefore he sends to meet them W. archbishop of York, J. de Lascy, earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester, and William de Ralegh, treasurer of Exeter, as his plenipotentiaries to treat of peace between him and the said king and to conclude the business if God will.

Licence for William de Ken to let to farm to Henry de Sancto Albano, citizen of London, for six years from this instant Easter, his manor of Mordun.

Licence to elect for the sub-prior and convent of Bikenacre, on news of the death of Ralph, their prior, brought by Richard, cellarer, and Richard de London, canon of the said house.

Grant to William son of Richard of the custody, during pleasure, of the fees of knights and free men holding by knight service of the honors of Peverel, London, Reyleg and Hageneth ; and mandate to all such tenants to be intendant to him herein.

March 30. Westminster.

The like to the same of the custody of the lands of the said Robert(sic).

Grant to Eva de Braose of murage for the town of Hay, to be taken once a week for three years from Easter, 21 Henry III ; and mandate to her to take the same.

March 31. Kempton.

Licence for Nicholas Malesmeins to go beyond seas on his affairs until Whitsunday.

April 1. Kempton.

Whereas Richard, the abbot, and the convent of Westminster of their liberalty conferred on the king the church of St. Dunstan over against the New Temple, London, and he has conferred it on the House of Converts, in order that their liberalty be not to their damage, it is his will that the pension of 20s. due to them from the said church shall in no way be diminished, but shall be paid to them in full, yearly, by the master of the Converts as it used to be paid by the rectors of the church.

Confirmation of the will which H. de Boun, earl of Hereford and Essex, made before starting on pilgrimage to Santiago in Lent in the present year.

April 3. Kempton.

Appointment of Robert de Hogesham, to hold the county of Wilts on this instant Tuesday before Palm Sunday and to do on the same day what pertains to the sheriff.

Mandate to him to do so.

April 5. Kempton.

Safe-conduct, for three years from Easter in this year, for Richard Ruffus, man of the earl of Winchester, going with his ship to Ireland to trade there.

The like for Erkynus to Kyrkutbrid, man of the said earl.

Royal assent to the election of Andrew, sub-prior of Bikenacre, to be prior of the same house, and mandate to the bishop of Lincoln (sic) to do his part herein.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Gerard de Lambruschard to the custody of the castle of Sarum, and mandate to Alice late the wife of William Gereberd, who had it in his keeping, to deliver the castle to the said Gerard with all the things belonging to it, which her husband received with it, whereof a chirograph is to be made between her and Gerard, of which one part shall remain with her, that she may be able to answer at another time those things which she delivered to him.

April 8. Kempton.

Protection for O. king of Man, gone to Norway by licence of the king, until his return.

Mandate to the justiciary of Ireland by letters close to maintain and defend him according to the form of the said letters patent. [Fœdera.]

Commission to Garsy de Lync[olnia], Sampson de Norhampton, Deulesaut Koc, Dyaya son of Magister de Cantebrigg, Ursel de Wintonia and others, to assess generally upon all Jews of the land having chattels, except Elias le Evesk and Isaac son of Josceus de London, the tallage of 3,000 marks which the said Jews owe to the king, to be paid within a month of this instant Easter. Neither for hatred, love or fear of any are they to forego assessing every Jew according to what goods he has, sparing none nor grieving any except according to his capacity and power, so that the tallage be in no part delayed on the day of payment through their default. When they have made their assessment and reduced it to writing, they are to deliver that writing to Aaron de Eboraco and his fellows, whom the king has appointed to make the distraint for the said tallage, and to collect and receive the same.

April 10. Kempton.

Presentation, to the abbot of Derham, official of the lord of Canterbury in the bishopric of Norwich, of Master John de Oye to the church of Tornham, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Norwich.

April 11. Merton.

Presentation to the same, of Martin de Sancta Cruce to the church of Lucham, in the king's gift as above.

April 15. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of Andrew, sometime sub-prior of Bykenacre, to be prior of that place, with writ de intendendo to the tenants.

April 18. Westminster.

Appointment, during pleasure, of John son of Philip to the custody of the bishopric of Durham now void; with writ de intendendo to the tenants.

Licence for Ralph de Gorges to go beyond seas on his affairs, for one year from the feast of St. Andrew in the twenty-first year.

April 20. Kempton.

Licence for the abbot of Marmoutier to dispose of his tithes and other moveables in the islands of Gereseye and Gernereye, by sale or otherwise as he pleases; with mandate to the bailiff of those islands not to hinder him or allow him to be hindered in so doing.

[Cancelled.] Because first delivered and afterwards corrected here.

April 18. Westminster.

Protection without term for the abbot of St. Martin's, Marmoutier, and of all its cells in England, to wit, the priory of Holy Trinity, York, the priory of Newport Paynel and the priory of Averton, with the same cells.

[Cancelled.]Because otherwise immediately below.

April 22. Kempton.

Gift to Eudo the king's brother of 20l. a year at the Exchequer, until the king benefice him otherwise in wards or escheats.

[Cancelled.] Because he has land of the king's gift.

To the king of Norway. . . . .[unfinished and cancelled.]

Protection for the men &c. of the abbot of St. Martin's, Marmoutier, and of all its cells in England, to wit, the priory of Holy Trinity, the priory of York, the priory of Neuport Paynell, and the priory of Auverton, with the same cells; and for the men, lands, rents, things and possessions of the church of Colsham and the manor of Thorneton, with the same church and manor.

Mandate to the barons of Dover to cause to come before the king, wherever he may be a month after the Close of Easter, six of the more discreet men of their port to speak with the king of certain of the king's business affecting him and them.

The like to the barons of the following:—

Hastinges.

Rumenal.

Sandwich.

Winchelse.

Hethe, with this added, that they shall answer the king touching the chattels of William Hervey, a fugitive for the death of Hanekin de Waldis, whom he is said to have killed in self-defence; and touching trespasses done against the said William in their port, by their default, after he had the king's peace given to him.

April 26. Kempton.

Protection for John de Auverne, proctor of the hospital of St. Antoine de Vienne, sent to England to seek alms for the support of that hospital.

Request to archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors and all others, as certain of the realm have granted alms to the said hospital of St. Antoine which remain unpaid, to distrain according to the power given them from above all such debtors to satisfy the said John de Alvernia, according to what he shall shew to have been owing since the time of brother Robert, sometime proctor of the hospital.

April 27. Kempton.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Peter de Bedinton, King's clerk, to the custody of the abbey of Rumeseye, which is void; with writ de intendendo to the tenants.

Mandate to the sheriff of Southampton by letters close to give him seisin. [Cancelled.]

April 28. Kempton.

Licence to elect for the prioress and convent of Rumeseye, on news of the death of Maud, their abbess, brought to the king by Hillaria de Percy and Clemence de Popham, nuns of the same house.

Protection for Master Elias de Derham, John de Rumeseye and Stephen de Burthon and their co-executors of the will of R. sometime bishop of Durham, and for all the goods which he left for the execution of his will.

Appointment, during pleasure, of John son of Philip to the custody of the castles of Durham and Norham; with mandate to John de Rumeseye, constable thereof, to deliver them to him.

Protection as above in full.

April 28. Kempton.

Prohibition of a tournament about to be held at Cantebrigg on the morrow of the octaves of the Close of Easter, in this year.

MEMBRANE 8.

April 28. Windsor.

Exemption for life of John de Escrutevill from suits of counties, hundreds, trithings and wapentakes, and from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

The like for Peter de Kirkeleston.

April 30. Windsor.

Mandate to Roger de Lavinton, citizen of Winchester, requesting him to give seisin to the Friars Minors dwelling at Winchester of a place there whereof they have spoken to him for their lodging; and the king will satisfy him on their behalf of 80 marks for the said place, to wit 40 marks a fortnight after Midsummer and 40 marks a fortnight after Michaelmas.

May 2. Beading.

To Gerard Lambruschard. The king has appointed Robert de Hogesham, during pleasure, to the custody of the county of Wilts and the castle of Saum, and therefore he commands him to deliver to the said Robert the castle, with all things which he received with the castle, of which a chirograph is to be made between him and Robert, whereof one part shall remain with him, that he may be able to answer at another time for the things delivered to Robert.

Writ de intendendo to all the free tenants of the county of Wilts in favour of the said Robert de Hockesham, as sheriff of the county.

May 4. Reading.

Protection without term for Ralph de Norwico.

May 5. Windsor.

Signification to P. bishop of Winchester of the royal assent to the election of Isabel de Nevill, nun of Romsey, to be abbess.

Presentation to the official of E. archbishop of Canterbury, in the bishopric of Norwich, of Thomas de Lecche to the church of Walsingham.

Licence to elect for the prior and convent of Durham on news of the death of R. their bishop, brought to the king by Robert, sub-prior, Thomas de Wittewell, and Roger de Novo Burgo, monks, of the said house.

Presentation of Thomas de Lecche, archdeacon of Norfolk, to the church of Myche Walsingham.

He has like letters of presentation to the archdeacon of Norwich for the same church.

The prioress and convent of Wylton have licence to elect by Avelina, chantress (precentricem) of that house, and Joan de Melkesh[am], who came to Windsor on 7 May to pray for such licence.

Licence for Robert le Filers, burgess of Douay, to come in safety to England with merchandise to trade with; and if by chance the king will that the merchants of Flanders shall not come to or stay in England, he shall have forty days' notice to retire with his goods.

The like for Walter Pylate, merchant of Doay.

May 11. Windsor.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Peter de Bedinton to the custody of the abbey of Wilton; with writ de intendendo to the tenants.

Mandate to all sheriffs in whose bailiwicks Payn de Chaurcis, Robert de Turvill and Henry de Longo Campo held lands, to make extents thereof in conjunction with Peter de Wakering, king's clerk, convening juries in convenient places in the presence of the said clerk, and making the extent of the value of the lands in demesnes, rents, villeinages and all other issues of land, and reducing the same to writing under their seals and the seals of those by whom they were made.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Reginald de Albo Monasterio to the custody of the counties of Bedford and Buckingham, to answer at the Exchequer for the issues of the same, the king's manors and demesnes being retained in his own hands; and mandate to archbishops &c. to be intendant to him as sheriff.

May 12. Windsor.

Grant to the good men of Bremesgrave that for every virgate of land which they hold of the king in that town and for which they have been accustomed to render 10s. 8d. a year, without works, they shall henceforth render, during pleasure, 1 mark, without works, saving to the king the ancient customs due to him from men of the same town.

Mandate to the escheators on this side Trent to give seisin to Peter de Wakering and Walter de Tiwe, king's clerks, of the lands late of Payn de Chaorcis, Robert de Turvill, Henry de Longo Campo and Hervey de Stafford, to whom the king has committed the custody of the said lands during pleasure.

Mandate to all sheriffs in whose bailiwicks the said Payn, Robert, Henry and Hervey held lands to assemble juries in the presence of the above clerks to extend the said lands in demesnes, rents, villeinages and all other issues of land; and seisin having been made of the said lands to the said clerks, to answer for the same at the Exchequer, to send to the king without delay the said extents reduced to writing under their seals and the seals of those by whom they were made.

Mandate to Walter de Tiwe to behave in the said custody so that he may be commended.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Engerard de Cygony to the custody of the forest of Windesore; with writ de intendendo to the foresters and verderers thereof.

May 13. Westminster

The king sends Henry de Aldithelegh to the parts of Chester to keep the peace of those parts, and commands the barons, knights, constables and all good men holding of the earl of Chester in the county of Chester, according to the inborn fealty which they have always had towards their lords, to be manfully assisting to him herein.

The like mandate to the same with regard to A. bishop of Coventry, whom the king sends with the said Henry.

May 15. Westminster

Royal assent to the election of Isabel de Nevill, nun of Rumeseye, to be abbess of that place, with writ de intendendo in her favour to the tenants of the abbey.

Grant to William de Mastac of the manors of Wycham, co. Suffolk, and Schorestan, co. Wilts, during the minority of the heir of Richard de Harecurt, a Norman; on this condition, that the king will assign to him and his heirs within the said term 50l. a year of land, and then the said manors shall revert to the king.

Appointment of Richard de Levinton, Lambert de Muleton, Thomas son of John and Ralph de Feritate as justices to deliver Carlisle gaol on the morrow of the octaves of Trinity.

[Cancelled.] Because on the back of this roll.

Grant to Hugh de Pateshull, the treasurer, for a fine of 300 marks, of the custody during the minority of the heirs of the lands late of Ralph Paynel; with the custody and marriage of the heirs, as more fully contained in the Fine Roll.

May 19. Westminster

Protection, until Michaelmas, for William de Mastac.

Exemption, for life, of William de Legh from suits of counties and hundreds, and from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

For brother John the Almoner.

Presentation to the bishop of Salisbury of Martin de Sancta Cruce to the church of Gerardeston, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the abbey of Wilton.

Presentation to the official of the lord of Canterbury in the diocese of Norwich of Peter de Mungumery to the church of Beyghton, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Norwich.

The like; directed to the official of the archdeacon of Norwich.

May 20. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of Alice, prioress of Wilton, to be abbess of that place; and mandate to R. bishop of Salisbury, to do his part herein.

Grant to W. bishop of Carlisle, who has the custody of the lands and heirs of John de Jarpunvill, that he and the men holding of that custody, shall be quit during the minority of the heirs, of the suits which are due to the king at the court of Hageneth from the bishop by reason of the custody and from the said men.

May 27.Westminster.

Protection, for four years from Whitsunday, for Thomas de Lascelles.

1237.

MEMBRANE 7.

Engeram le Estreis and Ralph de Billing, canons of the house of St. James, Northampton, came to the king and prayed licence to elect an abbot through the death of Walter their abbot, and the king has given them licence and has signified this to the prior and convent of that house.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Simon de Norwico, king's clerk, to the custody of the abbey; with writ de intendendo in his favour to the tenants.

May 28. Westminster.

Writ de intendendo to the brethren of the hospital of St. John, Oxford, in favour of the said Simon, to whom the king has committed the administration of the temporalities of the hospital, until further order.

Mandate to R. archdeacon of Oxford, that the king has appointed the said Simon as his proctor to make appeal, if need be, lest the archdeacon or any other by his authority fulminate sentence of excommunication or of interdict against the king's bailiffs or men or against the brethren or the said hospital, disturbing the king's right of patronage in the said hospital.

Mandate to Elias, chaplain of the said hospital, that being content for the present with the chaplaincy, he do not mix himself up in the administration of the temporalities thereof, unless he first receive the king's mandate for this, because on account of an expectation of an apostolical privilege, a perpetual master cannot at present be made in the hospital.

May 29. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of Alice, prioress of Wilton, to be abbess of that place; with writ de intendendo to the tenants.

Mandate to Peter de Bedinton, guardian of the abbey, to give her seisin of the abbey with all its possessions.

May 30. Westminster.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Jeremiah de Caxton, guardian of the bishopric of Norwich, to the custody of the abbey of St. Benet, Holme, which is void, with writ de intendendo to the prior and convent.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants.

Mandate to him to go in person to the abbey to take it into the king's hand.

Protection for Thomas de Dunholmia, directed to the sheriff of Surrey.

May 31. Westminster.

Presentation to the lord of Canterbury of Master Simon de Steillond to the archdeaconry of Norfolk, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishop of Norwich.

[Cancelled.] Because he had it not.

Mandate to the priors of Eynesham and Norhampton, the judges delegate, requesting that, whereas the hospital without the gate of Oxford belongs to the king as patron, as he who founded it and enriched it with his goods, and therefore without his consent the said brethren are not able to commence a cause about the goods of the said hospital, or to enter into any disadvantageous composition, they shall stay the cognisance of the said cause until the coming of the king to those parts. Otherwise as the king perceives that his own interest is concerned, because they have already proceeded in the matter without calling him, and lest they proceed further, he appeals to the apostolic see, and for the renewal before the said judges of the said appeal, he has appointed W. the bearer hereof, as his proctor. Let them know also that he who bears himself as prior in the said hospital is not prior and has not been presented by the king to the lord bishop.

June 3. Westminster.

Margaret de Appelby and Sarra de Notingham, nuns of the house of Polleswurth, bringing the king news of the death of Cecily, their abbess, have licence to elect another abbess.

June 1. Westminster

Licence for J. bishop of Bath to make his will of his moveables which he has at present or will have up to Michaelmas, so that if he die before that term no sheriff or bailiff of the king may lay hands on them, whereby his disposition thereof or his executors may be hindered in any way; provided that of the crops of the coming autumn which are on the land there shall be paid to the king by the hands of his executors the debts which he will then owe him; and if he live beyond the above term he shall pay the debts he owes to the king, as he was held to pay them before the present grant.

June 3. Westminster.

Mainprise to E. archbishop of Canterbury for David, the king's nephew, son of L. prince of Aberfrau, lord of Snaudon, and all others with him coming to meet the king at Worcester, to keep them unharmed in their persons and goods; and if any damage, trespass or raid is made upon them by the king or his men in the safe-conduct which the archbishop made to them at the king's mandate, either in coming, returning or staying in England, the king will cause full amends to be made to him, and will save the archbishop harmless in the said safe-conduct. [Fœdera.]

June 7. Westminster.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Simon de Leuekenor to the custody of the county of Bercsire; and mandate to all of the county to be intendant to him as sheriff.

May 29. Westminster.

Safe-conduct, until the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, 21 Henry III, for the king's nephew David son of L. prince of Aberfraw and lord of Snawdon, coming to speak with the king; and for those with him.

Mandate to the constable of Mungumery to deliver the letters of conduct of the king and of the archbishop to Ralph de Mortuo Mari, Walter de Clifford and their fellows, when they pass by him on the octaves of Holy Trinity to conduct the said David as the king has commanded them.

June 7. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of Adam Gylly, canon of St. James's, Northampton, to be abbot of that place; and mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to do his part herein.

To Master R. archdeacon of Oxford. Whereas a composition entered into between R. perpetual vicar of the church of St. Peter, Oxford, towards the East, and the brethren of the hospital of St. John, Oxford, is to the prejudice of the king, who has the right of patronage of the said hospital, he has thought fit to request the archdeacon to attempt nothing on account of the said composition, knowing that if anything shall be presumed by the composition the king will not bear it with a quiet mind. He has appointed W. the bearer of these presents as his proctor to appeal against the said composition and the effect of it, which ought not to be prejudicial to the king, as it was attempted without the king being called.

By Brother Geoffrey.

Exemption of Randolf de Hurnle from being put on assizes (sic), recognitions or assizes, so long as he be of the king's household.

June 6. Westminster.

To the constables of Chester and Beeston (de Rupe). Because the king has heard for certain that J. earl of Chester and Huntingdon, their lord, is dead, which grieves him, he is sending to them Henry de Aldithelegh to dispose of the custody of the said castles for the preservation of them and of those parts; and he commands them to be attending and answering to him in all things which concern the custodies.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

To the justice of Chester and the barons, knights and all others of the county of Chester. Because the king has heard of the death of the said earl, at which he mourns deeply, he is sending to them the said Henry and Hugh le Despenser to provide for the security of those parts, to make provision touching the lands and possessions of the earl and to receive their fealty; and he commands them to be attending and answering to the said Henry, during pleasure.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

Licence for J. earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester, Stephen de Segrave and the other executors of the will of R. earl of Chester and Lincoln, to pay to P. duke of Brittany, or his messenger, 200l. which the earl owed to him.

Ratification of the assignment and arrangement made by Simon de Monteforti for the payment of the said 200l. according to the tenour of letters which the said Simon made to the said duke.

To the constables of the castles of Chester and Beeston. The king is sending to them Stephen de Segrave, Henry de Aldithelegh and Hugh le Despenser to provide for the custody of those castles and for the preservation of those parts, during pleasure, having heard that J. earl of Chester and Huntingdon, their lord, is dead; and therefore he commands them to be attending and answering to them in all that pertains to the custodies.

To the abbot, the justice of Chester, the barons, knights and others of the county of Chester. The king is sending to them Stephen de Segrave, Hugh le Despenser and Henry de Aldithelegh to provide for the security of those parts, to make provision touching the lands and possessions of the said earl, and to receive their fealty on the king's behalf; and he commands them to be attending and answering to them.

June 9. Rochester.

Mandate to John son of Philip, guardian of the bishopric of Durham, to cause a common tallage to be assessed in the bishopric of Durham, as tallage has been used to be assessed there during voidance of the see in the times of the king's predecessors.

June 10. Rochester.

Grant to W. archbishop of York and his assigns of the custody of the lands and heirs late of Gilbert de Acton with the marriage of the heirs, whereof the custody and marriage pertain to the king by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Durham.

Mandate to the said John son of Philip to cause the archbishop to have seisin of such of the said lands as are in his bailiwick, with the said heirs.

June 14. Westminster.

Acceptance of a lease at farm for four years from the feast of St. Edmund, 19 Henry III, which the sometime earl of Chester and Huntingdon made to John de Gysorz and Adam de London of the manor of Badewe.

Mandate to Richard de la Lade, the escheator, not to lay hands on the said manor or on the chattels of the said John and Alan within the said term.

June 15. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of Robert de Thorkeseye, prior of Rameseye, to be abbot of St. Benet, Holme; and mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to do his part herein.

Notification to David the king's nephew, son of Llewelin, prince of Aberfraw and lord of Snowdon, and those coming with him to Worcester a fortnight after Holy Trinity, that in consequence of the death of J. earl of Chester and Huntingdon, the king has appointed Henry de Aldithelegh to stay in the parts of Chester for the defence and preservation of those parts, and therefore he cannot come to meet him at Salopesbiry on the octaves of Holy Trinity to conduct him to Worcester by that date with the others attorned by the king for this, and the king has appointed in his place John Lestrange.

Mandate in pursuance to the said John, who is to hand to the said David the letters patent aforesaid which the king sends to John.

June 16. Westminster.

Protection without term for the prioress and nuns of Tarent. By K.

June 14. Westminster.

Notification to all persons that the king has caused William de Ferariis, Emery de Sancto Amando, the steward, Hugh de Vivona, Richard de Grey, Hubert Hose and others, to swear on his soul that he will cause the prorogation of the truce with L. prince of Abberfraw and lord of Snawdon, for one year more from St. James the Apostle next coming, to be observed, on condition that amends shall be made for trespasses and raids perpetrated within the said truce according to the form provided in the said truce. [Fœdera.]

Licence for Peter de Rivallis [in the margin, Peter Orivall'] to go beyond seas on business, on condition that he be with the king in England on the morrow of All Souls, 22 Henry III, to do what he shall have to do touching those things which the king shall will to speak against him (erga eum).

Mandate to Geoffrey de Appelby to deliver to William de Lindese, knight of the king of Scots, and Master Abell, clerk of the said king, the castle of Foderinghay, to keep to the use of the said king.

Grant to John de Forstesbiry that he shall have the custody of his wood of Forstesbiry and that he shall cause it to be kept by his own forester and shall answer to the chief justice of the forest for vert and waste, so that if waste or destruction of the said wood be done while the wood is in his custody, he shall lose the said custody and shall be in the king's mercy.

Mandate to Richard de Munfichet to permit him to have the custody.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants of the abbey of St. Benet, Holme, in favour of Robert, sometime prior of Rameseye, to whose election as abbot the king has given his assent.

MEMBRANE 6.

Mandate to the keeper of the abbey to give him seisin.

June 18. Westminster.

To the échevins and good men of Ghent (Cant). The king thanks them for the payment to R. advocate of Beton, of the 500 marks wherein they were bound to the king of the time of King John; and he will send the charter which they made of the said sum to King John as soon as it can be found, or if possibly it cannot be found, it is his will that it shall be held as void.

To all foresters of fee and verderers in whose bailiwicks the king's manors are. It has been provided before the king and council that keepers of the king's manors shall have the custody of all parks and demesne woods belonging to the manors in their custody, on condition that the said bailiffs do fealty to the chief justices of the forest to answer to them for vert and venison, but they shall dispose of all other issues as they think best for the king's profit and answer at the Exchequer for the same with the manors ; provided nevertheless that no beasts be put in the enclosures (caris detensis), hays or lawns belonging to the said manors except by the assent and judgment of the said justices, and then only by the assent of both parties according to what shall be most to the king's profit. As to fallen wood in the said demesne woods, the king's keepers of manors shall sell that by view of the foresters and verderers and answer for the same to the king. It shall be lawful also for the keepers to mow the meadow in the enclosures where necessary, to sustain the king's beasts, by the assent of the justices. If there be any woods or lawns or pastures whereof contention arise between the justices and the said keepers it shall be determined before the king and council to whom these ought to belong; and the serjeants of the king's manors shall take what is necessary for building and maintaining the king's houses by view of the foresters and verderers, and these are commanded to be in all things intendant to the said keepers.

July 12. Woodstock.

Also a mandate is given to Richard de Munfichet to cause Walter de Burgo and Warin Engaygn to have the custody of the woods and parks belonging to the king's demesnes, which are in their hands, according to the tenour of the letters patent which the king caused to be made to them.

Mandate to the said Richard and Robert de Ros, by letters close, to cause all these things to be observed.

Grant to the church of St. Petrock, Lideford, and to the chaplain ministering therein, for the maintenance of the chaplain for the time being, of the tithe of the herbage of the moor of Dertemor.

Mandate to Herbert son of Matthew to cause the parsons of the said church to have the said tithes.

Protection without term for the men of Entre deux Mers.

June 18. Westminster

Quit claim to Aaron, Jew of York, of the pledge of 10,000 marks for the tallage imposed upon the Jews, whereof he was one of the forty sureties. By the archbishop of York.

June 18. Westminster.

Appointment of the mayor and citizens of Bordeaux to keep the whole custom of the avalage of wines of the city of Bordeaux at farm, for five years from Mid-May, 22 Henry III, rendering at Bordeaux to the king's assignee 3,000 pounds of Bordeaux.

June 18. Windsor.

Mandate to the barons of Sandwich upon information that certain evildoers, to wit, William de Mariscis, Robert de Mariscis his brother, and their accomplices of the land of the king of Scotland, have now put to sea with galleys to inflict harm and losses upon merchants and others crossing between England and Ireland, and that these evildoers lately took men and merchants of Bristol, Dublin and Drogheda, coming with merchandise from Ireland to England, killing some, wounding others, and holding others to grievous ransom—for the whole service due from them, to equip two of the king's galleys with their boats, and one good ship at Winchelese, with good men and well armed and furnished, and when opportunity offers to cause them to come to Portesmuth to await the king's orders there; and to certify the king of the day they come there with the barons of the rest of the ports, to whom the king has sent the same mandate.

The like to the barons of Dovre, la Rye, Rumenal, Hethe, Winchelese, Hastings and Pevenese.

June 19. Windsor.

Bond to G. archbishop of Bordeaux in 637½ marks payable at Bordeaux at All Saints next, to wit, 200 marks of prest made to H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, for the king's affairs, 37½ marks of prest lately made to the said seneschal, for the repair of a castle in Gascony, and 400 marks, which he handed to the king as a loan, to the use of Geoffrey Ridell lord of Blaye. If the archbishop die before that term, the king will pay the said amount at that day and place for the fabric of the church of Bordeaux, to which the archbishop has assigned it; and in case of his own death, the king has bound his heir in like manner. Also if the archbishop suffer loss by reason of the nonpayment of the said money by the said date, the king will cause such loss to be refunded to him.

Exemption of John de Cobham, so long as he be constable of Rochester, from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

June 21. Wallingford.

Royal assent to the election of Margaret de Appelby, nun of Polleswurth, to be abbess of Pollesworth, and mandate to the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to do his part herein.

June 22. Oxford.

Appointment of Stephen de Segrave as the king's justice of Chester, during pleasure, and mandate to all of the county of Chester to be attending and answering to him in all that pertains to the office of justice and to give their counsel and aid to him in preserving the rights of the county, which are in the king's hands, as the king has enjoined upon him that he shall preserve their rights and liberties and keep them in their right and due estate.

Mandate to Walkelin de Arden to deliver the castles of Chester and Beeston (de Rupe), which he has surrendered to the king, to Henry de Aldithelegh, to whose custody the king has committed them during pleasure.

June 26. Woodstock.

Prohibition of a tournament to be held at Alverton three weeks after Midsummer in this year, none shall tourney or seek adventures until a fortnight after Michaelmas, and the king will then take counsel of the magnates (majorum) of the realm how they can best tourney.

June 28. Woodstock.

Mandate to Hugh de Stocton to deliver at the mandate of Hugh de Pateshull, the treasurer, to Giles Bertaud and Master Walter, envoys of the emperor, 10,000 marks, which he has in his custody at the New Temple, London, to the use of the said emperor, to complete the last payment of 30,000 marks wherein the king was bound to him for the marriage of his sister the Roman Empress. [Fœdera.]

June 27. Woodstock.

Mandate to all persons in the bishopric of Dax, that of the usual tallage (taillia) due to the king at Michaelmas, they shall be answering to no one before that feast, and then they shall not pay it to anyone without the king's special mandate.

To the barons of the Cinque Ports. The king willing that there be firm peace and concord between them and the citizens of Bayonne commands that, if there be any contention arisen between them, it be set at rest from this time, so that they labour to make concord and peace with them, lest on account of any discord between them the king lose anything of the service of the said citizens. [Fœdera.]

June 28. Woodstock.

Presentation of John de Leministre to the church of St. Margaret, Suthelmham, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Norwich ; with mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to admit him.

July 9. Woodstock.

Request to the bishop of Lincoln to admit Robert, king's chaplain, ministering in the king's chapel of Oxford, to the custody of the king's hospital without the wall of Oxford, which the king has thought lit to commit to him during pleasure. By brother Geoffrey.

MEMBRANE 5.

July 10. Woodstock.

Grant to the mayor and good men of Oxford of murage to be taken once a week for three years from Michaelmas next.

July 10. Woodstock.

Appointment, during pleasure, of J. earl of Lincoln, to the custody of the county of Chester and of the castles of Chester and Beeston with other appurtenances; and mandate to Henry de Aldithelegh to deliver the castles to him.

Writ de intendendo for him to all persons of the said county.

July 11. Woodstock.

Mandate to the mayor and provosts of Bordeaux to deliver without further delay to the abbess of Fontevrault or her messenger bearing these letters the rent which the king granted to her in the town of Bordeaux with all arrears, whereof she has received nothing from the time of the said grant.

July 13. Woodstock.

Mandate to G. archbishop of Bordeaux, seneschal of Gascony, to enquire whether Robert de Rancon took during the truce Guy de Rupeforti, as L. king of the French (rex Francorum) complains, or not ; and, if so, to cause amends to be made forthwith, lest the said king be able again to make complaint thereof, or any occasion be given him of attack against the king within the said truce.

July 16. Wallingford.

Mandate to the escheators, as soon as opportunity offers, to provide Thomas de Burnham with 10l. a year of land out of escheats or wardships, to maintain him in the king's service.

July 18. Windsor.

Order to Walter de Burgo to repair the great bridge in the entrance of the castle of Windeshoure and two other bridges higher up in the said castle, and for this Engelram de Cygony will cause him to have timber in the forest of Windeshoure, and the cost &c. by view and testimony of lawful men will be computed at the Exchequer.

[Cancelled.] Because on the Liberate Roll.

July 22. Westminster

Writ de intendendo to the bailiffs and good men of the manors and lands late of J. earl of Chester and Huntingdon, in the counties of Northampton, Rutland, Bedford, Huntingdon and Middlesex in favour of Peter de Mungumery, king's clerk, whom the king is sending to them to view and appraise the corn, stock and other chattels of the said manors and lands in conjunction with the executors of the will of the earl, by oath of certain of the said bailiffs and good men, if necessary, as the executors and Peter shall think advisable; so as to have a roll against the said executors of the price of the said corn, stock and chattels.

July 22. Westminster.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for payment to the earl of Oxford of 10 marks for Easter term last and 10 marks for Michaelmas term next, and so on every year, 20 marks, for the third penny of the county of Oxford by the name of earl of the said county.

July 28. Westminster.

Mandate to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, and G. de Turvill, archdeacon of Dublin, the treasurer of Dublin, the king having made fine with the abbot and monks of Mellifonte by 100 marks payable at the Exchequer of Dublin for 600 cows, and 40 marks which William Marshal the younger, earl of Pembroke, borrowed from them, when he was justiciary of Ireland, to maintain the king's war against Hugh de Lacy, and which the abbot and monks sued from the king—to cause them to have 50 marks thereof at the Exchequer of Dublin of Michaelmas term next, and 50 at the Easter exchequer following.

July 28. Westminster.

Presentation to Ralph de Bluvill, archdeacon of Norfolk, of the king's clerk John, son of Peter Saracenus the Roman citizen, to whom the king has given the church of Cressingham, in his gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Nortwyc; with request to him to institute the said clerk as parson thereof.

Presentation of Michael de London to the church of Brinton in the king's gift for the same reason; directed to the official of the lord of Canterbury in the diocese of Norwich.

July 30. Westminster.

Grant for life to Robert de Cantuaria, king's clerk, of 100s. a year from the issue of the king's change (cambii) of Canterbury at Midsummer by the hand of the warden of that change, for that die (cuneo) in the king's mint (monetaria) of Canterbury which the king had previously granted to him.

The prior and convent of St. James's, Northanton, have letters of licence to elect an abbot.

July 31. Westminster.

Grant to the king's kinsman Robert le Clerk, son of the king's kinsman, the noble man Robert de Curtenay, of 100 marks a year, to be taken from the king's chamber at the exchequer of Easter, until the king provide him with an ecclesiastical benefice to that value.

July 31. Westminster.

Grant to W. bishop of Worcester of the custody, during the minority of the heir, of the land and heir of Henry de Longo Campo, with the marriage of the heir.

Mandate to Peter de Wakering and Walter de Tywe to give him seisin of all the lands of the said Henry in their custody.

The like to the sheriffs of Lincoln and Gloucester.

Aug. 2. Westminster.

Presentation of William de Pinu, archdeacon of Vézelay, to the church of Strattondale; directed to the bishop of Hereford.

Grant to the free men of Houedensire that whereas they have granted to the king an aid during the voidance of the church of Durham through the death of Richard, sometime bishop of Salisbury and afterwards of Durham, although in the lifetime of the said bishop they by grace granted him an aid to discharge his church from debt, and in the present voidance they have granted the king an aid, which they are not bound to do except by grace,—these grants of aids shall not prejudice them as a precedent in the time of any bishop or of any voidance.

The like to the freemen of Norhamsire.

Mandate to Emery de Sancto Amando, the steward, to deliver the castle of Wilton to W. bishop of Worcester, to whom the king has granted the custody, during the minority of the heir, of the land and heir of Henry de Longo Campo, with the marriage of the heir and with the said castle.

Aug. 2. Westminster.

Protection, for one year from St. Peter's Chains in this year, for William Talebot.

Licence for him to go beyond seas and stay there until the said term.

Aug. 3. Westminster

To the good men of Marencyn and of Marodin, and to all others in the bishopric of Dax. Their complaints touching oppressions and injuries the king has fully heard and understood, as well by John, sometime abbot of Clive, and Hubert Hose as by A. chaplain and canon of Dax; and wishing that the trespasses and injuries be amended and that both they and their parts be brought back into a right and due state, and be kept in such state by his bailiffs, he signifies to them that he will shortly send to their parts his seneschal of Gascony, who was there last, or some other provident and discreet man, by whom in conjunction with the archbishops of Bordeaux and Auch and the bishop of Bazas, whom he has specially appointed for this, he has ordered amends to be made for the said things and those things, which need repair, to be brought into due state, so that they shall hear no first cause for complaint.

The like to the mayor, jurats and commune of Bayonne.

Inspeximus and confirmation of letters patent of King John granting to the good men of the land called Entre les Deux Mers all the liberties and free customs which they had in the times of King Henry his father and King Richard his brother.

MEMBRANE 4.

Aug. 4. Westminster.

Presentation to O. cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano and papal legate, to whom the pope has given licence to grant dispensation to certain of the king's clerks to receive one benefice in addition to what they have,—of Master Thomas de Wimundham, king's clerk, bearer of these presents, as a fit person to receive the said grace.

Appointment of A. archbishop of Auch, G. bishop of Comminges (Corennar') and rector of the church of La Sauve Majeure, and Reginald de Ponte to hear and by due fine determine, according to what has been done in the past and what has to be done, the parole which is at issue between the noble lady Willelma, relict of P. de Gaveretto, and Bernard de Bovis Villa, her son, of the one part, and the abbot and convent of St. Cross, Bordeaux, of the other part, over the secular justice of St. Macaire.

Vacated because otherwise below.

Aug. 4. Westminster.

Grant, for life, to the king's serjeant William the Tailor of 100s. a year from the issue of the king's change (cambii) of Canterbury at Midsummer by the hand of the keeper of the said change, for that die which the king formerly granted to him in his mint (monetaria) at Canterbury, and which he has surrendered to the king.

Aug. 6. Kempton.

Mandate to the mayor and bailiffs of Bordeaux to protect the good men and merchants of the city of Dax, to treat them honourably when they come to their parts with goods, merchandize and wines, and not to vex or permit them to be vexed contrary to the liberties which they have by charters of Richard I and John.

Protection without term for the abbot and monks of St. Cross, Bordeaux.

Aug. 6. Kempton.

Appointment of the archbishop of Auch, G. bishop of Comminges and rector of the church of La Sauve Majeure and Reginald de Ponte, at the instance of the abbot of St. Cross, Bordeaux, sending to England to complain that whereas lately before J. sometime abbot of Grace Dieu, and Hubert Hose, sent from the king's side to Gascony, a suit was tried (lis rerteretur) between the abbot of the one part and Ghillelma late the wife of Peter Gaveret and Bernard her son, of the other part, touching the secular justice of St. Macaire, and an unjust judgment was made, to hear the record of the said judgment and to establish what seems right, so that, after hearing and enquiring into the truth respecting the process of the said matter, if they find the said judgment right they shall confirm (confirmetis) it, but if not, they shall annul (infirmetis) it and cause what is just to be done therein. They are not to act according to the form of the letters which the king made before touching this business and sent to them by the archbishop of Bordeaux, if they have come to them, but according to the tenour of these letters.

Grant to Master Paulinus, buyer of the king's kitchen, and his assigns, of the custody of the lands and heirs of Hamo de Clerbec, who held in chief of the honor of Peverel, with the marriage of the heirs.

Mandate to the sheriff of Suffolk to give him seisin of the lands and the heirs.

Aug. 7. Kempton

Licence, for five years from Michaelmas, for the men of St. Sebastian to come in safety to the king's land to trade there; granted at the instance of the king's kinsman the king of Castile and Tol[edo] and in order that the injuries and rancour between the men of St. Sebastian and of the Cinque Ports may cease.

Aug. 8. Windsor.

Thomas de Newerc, William de Burgo and Master Ralph de Neketon have like letters with those of Master Thomas de Wymundeham above, of dispensation, directed to the legate.

Aug. 11. Windsor.

The like for John le Maunsell; and they are consummated.

Memorandum that the letters of William Hardel are on the dorse of this roll because they are under another form.

Aug. 10. Windsor.

Protection, until Michaelmas in the twenty-third year for Richard Curteis, burgess of Bristol.

Aug. 9. Windsor.

Grant to Reginald de Ponte that at All Saints next the king will cause to be paid at the Exchequer at Westminster to him and to Geoffrey de Ponte his son, and to all the knights of his household all arrears of their yearly fees.

Aug. 12. Windsor.

Bond to pay Geoffrey Ridel, lord of Blaye, 600 marks on the morrow of All Saints next, at the Exchequer of London, on condition that before taking the same he cause the king to have letters patent as well of Poncius de Mirebel as of Bernard de Royl engaging that he and his heirs will remain faithful in the service of the king and his heirs in the form in which he caused his letters patent to be made to the king, and that if Geoffrey and his heirs withdrew from his service Poncius and Bernard shall be bound to the payment to the king and his heirs of 1,000 marks each. Further, before the payment of the said sum, Geoffrey shall cause the king to have letters of the archbishop of Bordeaux, engaging that he and his successor will excommunicate the said Geoffrey and his heirs if they withdrew, and to place his land under an interdict; such interdict and excommunication not to be released without the grant of the king and his heirs. After payment of the said 600 marks to Geoffrey, the king is to be quit of the arrears as well of the fee of the said Geoffrey as of his sons and of the knights of his household, wherein he was bound to them before, up to the said term.

To the archbishop of Bordeaux. The king doubts not that he remembers that in the archbishop's presence at London it was provided and granted by G. Ridel, lord of Blaye, that in tenanciam of his good and faithful service he would give to the king as a hostage Agnes daughter of Gerard Ridel his son, and deliver her to the said archbishop to keep in the king's name, until the king should give order for her delivery and commands him to receive her and keep her safely until he receive such order.

Aug. 16. Windsor.

Royal assent to the election of Osbert, prior of St. James's, Northampton, to be abbot of the same place ; with mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to do his part herein.

Safe-conduct, for one month from Michaelmas next, for A. king of Scots, and those with him, coming to York to speak with the king.

Aug. 15. Reading.

Licence, until All Saints, for Peter de Rosternain, nephew of Thomas de Moleton, to come in safety to England to speak with his uncle.

Appointment of Master W. de Kilkenny as the King's proctor in the cause of the church of Norwich which is between the king and the prior and monks thereof, and by papal authority has been committed to the pope's legate, to whom these letters are directed, on Monday after Assumption.

And the legate has been requested by letters close to put faith in the words which W. de Kilkenny and S. de Steland will propose on the king's behalf.

Aug. 15. Reading.

Confirmation of a lease made by Patrick de Chaorcis to Alan de Halesworth of the manor of Halesworth for ten years from St. Peter's Chains in this year.

MEMBRANE 3.

Aug. 17. Heading.

Bond to Ernard, or Ernald, de Peregorz in 100l. for wines received from him, whereof the king will repay 50l. at Easter next and 50l. at Michaelmas.

Mandate to Vitalis Beneaugun to collect the rents due to the king in Entre les Deux Mers, and to keep them safe for the king's use until the seneschal, whom the king is going to send thither, comes to him ; and to preserve the king's rights in the meantime.

Aug. 29. Oxford.

Exemption, for life, of Robert de Esseburn from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from appointment to assess or collect averpenny (cariagium), fifteenth or thirtieth, or any other aid.

Aug. 18. Oxford.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Peter de Bedinton to the custody of the void abbey of Thorneye.

The prior and convent of Thorneye have letters of licence to elect an abbot.

Aug. 18. [Oxford.]

Mandate to the seneschal of Gascony to distrain all those of his bailiwick whom Boniface de Sancta Columba, citizen of Bordeaux, can prove to be his debtors, to pay their debts.

Aug. 20.Woodstock.

To Hubert Huse, seneschal of Gascony. The king has granted to Arnald de Podio, Bernard Sauz, Hyspanus de Bruyl [cancelled], Bernard Luvet [cancelled] and Baldechunus Ambesaz, king's balisters, that they shall keep during his pleasure the lands which H. de Trubleville let to them when he was seneschal of Gascony, to maintain them in the king's service, if this can be done without loss to the king or injury to any other and the seneschal is commanded to permit this.

Afterwards it was changed, so that each had letters by himself by the same words.

[The like for] Hispanus de Broil, with this added 'if this can be done without loss to the king or injury to any other' (sic).

Aug. 20. Woodstock.

Protection, without term, for Roesia late the wife of Alan de Galweya.

Grant to Henry de Trublevill that he may pledge the manor of Shypton, which he holds de baillio regis of the inheritance of Richard de Clara, son and heir of G. de Clara, earl of Gloucester, until the full age of the said Richard. By K.

Grant to the same of the custody of the land and heirs of Thomas de Shypton, with the marriage of the heirs, in the king's gift by reason of the minority of the said Richard, of whom the said Thomas held ; so that he may give or sell the same to whom he please, provided that the heirs be not disparaged. By K.

Mandate to the seneschal of Gascony to permit Ernald Ranulfi to receive 50 pounds of Bordeaux which H. de Trublevill, when he was seneschal, assigned to him out of the customs of the city of Bordeaux, and which the king has granted to him, during pleasure, for his maintenance in his service.

Aug. 22. Woodstock.

Pardon to Hugh le Kyeu of his flight and outlawry for the death of Richard son of Alice, on condition that he makes his peace with the relatives and stand his trial if anyone will proceed against him.

Aug. 22. Woodstock.

Grant to William Segur that he may retain, during pleasure, the 30l. a year of land, which H. de Trublevill, when he was seneschal of Gascony, assigned to him in the island of Oleron, to maintain him in the king's service ; and mandate to the seneschal of Gascony to permit him to possess it in peace.

Whereas H. de Trublevill, when he was seneschal of Gascony, assigned to Bernard Luvet, king's balister, the land late of Elias Asard and Garsir' his brother, with the daughter of the latter, heir of the said Elias and Garsir', and her marriage, to maintain him in the king's service ; the seneschal of Gascony is commanded, if the said Bernard can obtain the consent of the relatives of the said heir to marry her, to permit him to hold the said land with the marriage in peace ; but if not, to give his counsel and aid for Bernard to recover his money which he received as a loan upon the said land, and which he laid out in the king's service.

Aug. 28. Northampton.

Royal assent to the election of Richard, prior of Deping, to be abbot of Thorney ; with mandate to H. bishop of Ely to do his part herein.

Grant to Terricus, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, that so long as he be prior thereof he may take one beast with his greyhounds (leporariis) in any forest in England through which he passes, as often as he passes through, but not in the king's parks ; and mandate to all the king's foresters to permit this.

1237.

Aug. 30. Northampton.

Grant, during pleasure, to Elias le Plumer of 10l. a year of land in the island of Oleron for the maintenance of himself and his wife ; with mandate to Hubert Hoese to cause the same to be assigned to him.

Sept. 2. King's Cliffe.

Presentation to the bishop of Lincoln of Robert the king's chaplain of Oxford, for admission to the perpetual wardenship of the hospital of Oxford.

Sept. 4. Croxton.

Appointment of the king's serjeants Adam Coc and John de Baskervill, to keep the peace touching malefactors as well of the forest as others in the county of Northampton, and mandate to all bailiffs, verderers and foresters of the county to be aiding and counselling unto them.

Sept. 7. Nottingham,

Ratification of the leases made by J. earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester, in whose custody the county of Chester is by order of the king, as well of demesnes as of mills and other things of that county, for one year from Michaelmas last.

Sept. 7. Nottingham.

The king understanding that Henry de Trublevill, when he was seneschal of Gascony, by the king's order disseised William Reim[undi] de Pinibus, lord of Caumont (Cari Montis) of his castle of Bloglo (sic) and the king might rightly have grieved the said William Reim[undi] by retaining the castle in his hands yet at the instance of Raymond Bern', prior of Mas d' Agenais (de Manso), kinsman of the said W. Reim[undi], H. Hoese, seneschal of Gascony, is commanded to give the said William seisin thereof, provided however that within eight days after seisin made he take sufficient security from him that he will stand to right in the king's court before the seneschal to answer any that will bring a plaint against him ; and if after that he will not answer those complaining, the seneschal shall distrain him to do so by the said castle and by all the possessions which he has in his bailiwick.

Sept. 8. Nottingham.

Protection of Hubert Hoese, seneschal of Gascony, so long as he be on the king's service in that land.

Sept. 8. Nottingham.

Licence for Robert de Monasteriis and Bertram le Bigod to go beyond seas to sue for their lands with the king of France.

Writ of liberate to the justiciary of Ireland and the treasurer of Dublin, for payment to William de Radeclive, king's chaplain, serving the king's chapel at Dublin, of 20s. to buy a robe of the king's gift.

Sept. 11. Nottingham.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Hubert Hoese to the custody of the seneschalcy of Gascony ; with writ to archbishops, bishops &c. to be intending and answering to him as seneschal.

In like manner it is written to the cities and boroughs of Gascony by divers letters. And the names of the cities and boroughs are in a little roll in a bag.

The magnates of the same land had letters close thereof, deprecatory, which ought not to be enrolled.

Protection for Geoffrey Hoese and Matthew Costentin, who have gone to Gascony with Hubert Hoese, so long as they be on the king's service.

The like for John Hoese, nephew of Hubert Hoese.

Sept. 12. Nottingham.

Grant to the good men of Lymerik of murage for six years from Michaelmas next.

Mandate to the justiciary of Ireland to cause this grant to be cried and observed ; with the addition that two men of the city shall be selected by him and by the citizens to collect the money and expend it upon the walls, and that the citizens expend their own money more freely and abundantly to wall the city.

1237.

Aug. 19. Woodstock.

MEMBRANE 2.

Power to Hubert Hoese, seneschal of Gascony, to make fine with the prior and monks of La Réole touching several contentions which have arisen between the king and them in the town of La Réole, in the presence and with the counsel of G. archbishop of Bordeaux and Reginald de Pontibus, and the king will ratify the same. Grant also that when the king receives the charter which he shall make with the prior and convent as above under the seals of the archbishop, Reginald and Hubert he will cause it to be sealed with his own seal.

Sept. 10. Nottingham.

Mandate to the said archbishop and Reginald to go accordingly to La Réole on the day which Hubert shall let them know. Close.

Sept. 11. Nottingham.

Acknowledgement of the receipt by the hands of Hugh de Vivona, constable of Bristol, of 1,000 marks in the wardrobe on the feast of St. Clement in this year, sent to the king from the treasurer of Ireland by Robert de Thurvill, brother of G. de Turvill, archdeacon of Dublin and treasurer of Ireland, on behalf of M. son of Gerold the justiciary and of the said treasurer : also of the receipt of 2,000 marks in the king's wardrobe at Notingham on the eve of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary in the same year, sent from the said treasurer in like manner by Hugh de Legh and the said treasurer.

Sept. 16. Nottingham.

Royal assent to the election of Margaret de Apelby, nun of Pollesworth, to be abbess of the same place ; with writ de intendendo directed to the tenants.

Mandate to the sheriff of Dereby to give her seisin.

Sept. 17. Nottingham.

Notification that Geoffrey the king's almoner, to whom the king ordered at Keninton 200 marks to be delivered on 23 April in this year to do the king's commands with, has delivered the same where the king commanded him.

Sept. 17. Nottingham.

Notification that John de Gatesden, clerk of the queen's wardrobe, who has rendered account by order of the king before R., bishop of Chichester, the chancellor, William de Ralegh, John son of Geoffrey, Emery de Sancto Amando, Master Nicholas de Farnham, and brother Geoffrey, at Notingham, on the morrow of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in this year, of 155l. 13s. 4d. which he received by the hand of Walter de Kirkeham out of the wardrobe ; of 30l. which he received by the hand of Robert Lupus, sheriff of Lincoln ; of 286l. which he received by the hand of the said brother Geoffrey out of the wardrobe ; and of 90l. 7s. 8¾d. which he received by the king's order at the Exchequer ; which said money he laid out in the expenses of the queen, from Tuesday after the Conversion of St. Paul, in the twentieth year until Saturday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, in the twenty-first year, both days included, and he withdrew quit.

Sept. 25. York.

Exemption for life of Robert Agoillun from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

Sept. 27. York.

Acceptance of a marriage contracted between Peter son and heir of Peter de Brus, and Hilary eldest daughter of Peter de Malo Lacu ; also of a marriage contracted between Peter son and heir of the said Peter de Malo Lacu and Joan, eldest daughter of the said Peter de Brus.

Appointment of Thomas de Sancto Omero, Walter de Ingham, John le Breton, and Richard le Butiller of Upton to the custody of the fair of Jernemuth, with the sheriff of Norfolk, and to keep the peace there.

Writ de intendendo to the good men of Jernemuth and all others going there, in favour of them.

Sept. 28. York.

Grant that John son of Robert, and Thomas de Muleton, or others to be substituted by the king in their places if they cannot be found, shall come to Carlisle a fortnight after Michaelmas, and shall there swear [before the clerk of the papal legate, sent there for that purpose—cancelled] to value in conjunction with valuers who will be sent there on behalf of A. king of Scots 200l. worth of land which ought to be assigned to A. king of Scots in the counties of Northumberland and Cumberland, or elsewhere if any part of such 200l. be lacking in those counties.

Notification to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, that peace has now been made and sworn between A. king of Scots, and the king with regard to all disputes which had arisen between them up to Friday before Michaelmas, 1237 ; and mandate to him to permit all merchants of the power of the said king to come safely into Ireland and trade there, and to cause the goods of merchants of the land of that king, which were arrested in Ireland on account of a robbery lately committed at sea by William de Marisco to be delivered to the said merchants.

And it is commanded by letters close to the mayor and good men of Dublin to cause the goods so arrested by them to be delivered.

The like to the mayor and good men of Drogheda, with respect to a ship of the burgesses of Ayre, arrested on account of the same robbery, and the merchandise in her.

The like to Hugh de Lascy, earl of Ulster, with respect to any such merchandise arrested in his land.

To the bishop of Carlisle. The king has granted to Robert de Ros that on his presentation the bishop shall admit for this turn William de Notingham to the church of Sowreby ; and therefore he commands the bishop to admit the said William accordingly.

Sept. 28. York.

Grant to Robert de Lexinton, that in the event of the death of John de Lexinton, his brother, without heirs of his body, the manor of Tuxford, with the hamlet of Warsop and other appurtenances, which hamlet the king by charter confirmed to the same John and his heirs, to hold by the service of a knight's fee, shall revert to the said Robert or his heirs to hold as above.

Oct. 1. Doncaster.

Pardon to brother Robert de Rupe of his flight and outlawry for a breach of the peace, whereof Oliver de Rokesby appealed him ; with the usual condition.

Mandate to John son of Philip, guardian of the bishopric of Durham, that after taking to himself two or three discreet knights, to cause to come before him in the court of the bishopric a parole, commenced in the same court in the time of R. bishop of Durham, by the bishop's writ, between Randolf de Fisseburn, plaintift, and Hugh de Capella, tenant, of the town of Wyneiard ; and a parole between William de Colevill and Margaret his wife, plaintiffs, and Thomas de Esse, tenant, of 16 bovates of land in Alreden, and 8 bovates and 35 acres of land in Felkindon ; and to hear them in the state in which they remained at the death of the said bishop and determine them according to law and the custom of that court.

Oct. 2. Doncaster.

Protection without term for the brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard, Danecastre.

Oct. 5. Nottingham.

Ratification of the collation by L. archbishop of Dublin, in the king's name, to Masters Richard de Sancto Martino, Eustace and William Cornub', the archbishop's clerks, of prebends in the churches of Kilkenny and Ossory, in the time of the voidance of the said churches, and the said bishoprics being in the king's hands.

Oct. 6. Nottingham.

Exemption for her life, at the instance of Geoffrey de Turevill, archdeacon of Dublin, of Agatha de Turvill, his mother, and her men of Wulvricheston from suits of [counties] and hundreds.

[Cancelled.]

Exemption for her life, at the instance of G. de Turvill, archdeacon and treasurer of Dublin, of Agatha de Turvill, his mother, and her men of Wulverecheston, Merston and Bretford, co. Warwick, from suits of counties and hundreds.

Exemption for life of Roger de Mareseye from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

Oct. 8. Sawley [Sallawe].

Writ of liberate to the justiciary of Ireland and G. de Turvill, treasurer of Ireland, for payment to the said treasurer of 10 marks for his expenses to conduct the king's treasure from Ireland to England ; and to the Friars Minors of Dublin of 10 marks of the king's gift to build their houses there.

The prior and convent of Michelneye have letters of electing an abbot, by brothers John de Alra and John de Barnevill.

Oct. 15. Worcester.

Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Peretot to the custody of the said abbey ; and writ de intendendo for him to the tenants of the same.

Mandate to the sheriff of Somerset to give him seisin.

Oct. 16. Worcester.

Notification to the archbishop of York that the king has appointed his clerks Masters W. de Gloucestre and S. de Steland as his proctors in the matter of the election said to have been made in the church of Durham of the prior of Durham, which is being tried before the archbishop, between the king of the one part, and the prior and monks of Durham of the other part ; with promise that whatever is adjudged shall be paid ; and this is signified also to the other side. The king also ratifies what was done by the said proctors before the archbishop on the last day of the trial.

Oct. 16. Worcester.

MEMBRANE 1.

Royal assent to the election by the good men of Oxford of Geoffrey de Stocwell as mayor of Oxford ; and writ de intendendo for him.

Protection, without term, for the prior of Theford.

Oct. 18. Tewkesbury.

Hugh, abbot of Cluny, has attorned in his place before the king William de Offord and Ralph his son in all those things which touch the king as well before the sheriff of Huntingdon as before the justices in eyre in that county ; with mandate to the sheriff and justices to receive both or either of them.

Robert Luterel has letters directed to the dean and chapter of Armagh of presentation to the archdeaconry of Armagh, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Armagh.

He has also letters directed Omnibus &c. in testimony.

Oct. 21. Gloucester.

The king ratifies the leases made of the lands of the bishopric of Durham by John son of Philip, guardian of the bishopric, to the men of the bishopric, the said farmers to have all the fruits thereof until the end of the lease, and to be kept harmless in all things.

Oct. 22. Gloucester,

Whereas the king lately appointed, during pleasure, H. de Vivona to hold the barton of Bristol and the prise of ale of that town, by the extent of 75l., whereof he granted him 100 marks a year for the keeping of the castle of Bristol, and of the remaining 8l. and ½ mark he should answer at the Exchequer ; he has granted that he shall also have the 8l. and ½ mark yearly for the keeping of the said castle.

Royal assent to the election of —as abbot of Michelneye, with mandate to the bishop of Bath to do his part herein.

Oct. 26. Woodstock.

Signification to O. cardinal deacon and papal legate that in the cause of election now being tried between the king and the prior and monks of N[orwich], which has been committed to the said legate by the pope, the king has appointed his clerk Master William de Kylkenny as his proctor, and this he signified to his adversaries.

Protection, without term, for Matthew Besill.

—20. Woodstock.

Mandate to Margaret la Bigot [to pay to . . . . ] as a gift from the king the 100 marks whereby she made fine with the king not to take as a husband Geoffrey de Camera, king's yeoman ; and licence for her to marry whomsoever she will.

Oct. 27. Woodstock.

Letters of credit for Hugh de Pateshull, the treasurer, to the amount of [400 marks] for the king's service, repayable on the octaves of Hilary next.

The like for:—

300 marks.

300 marks.

400 marks.

300 marks.

300 marks.

The like for Robert the advocate of Bethun to the like amount of 2,000 marks in divers sums.

Cancelled because they were not sued out.

Oct. 27. Woodstock.

To John son of Robert and Thomas de Muleton. As the king enjoined upon them at York by word of mouth, so by letter he still signifies to them that in the presence of the clerk and envoy of the lord legate, they cause the king's demesne in the counties of Cumberland and Northumberland, where there are no castles situated, to be extended to the amount of 200l. a year of land, retaining in the king's hands the manor of Penred and his forest of Cumberland, as it never was the king's intention that these should be put in extent. And if the said demesnes do not amount to 200l. of land, then they shall cause the king's demesnes which are in the hands of Robert de Ros to be extended to the required amount, to wit, Soureby, Karlaton and Hobriteby ; computing in such extent the value of liberties and amercements which from these lands the king has granted to the king of Scots by the charter which he has thereof. And when the extent to the amount of 200l. a year is made, then they are to cause certain envoys of the said king of Scots to have seisin of those lands.

Mandate to Robert de Creppinges, after the said extent is made, to cause the said envoys to have seisin.

Mandate to the said Robert de Ros to cause the said envoys to have seisin of the said three manors in his hands, when these have been extended, and the king will make him an exchange wherewith he should be content.

Oct. 26. Woodstock

Grant, with the counsel of Earl Richard, the king's brother and others of the council, to J. earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester, that if the king cannot attract the count of La Marche to his service by the marriage of Richard de Clare to the use of one of the count's daughters before Hilary next, then the said earl of Lincoln shall have the said marriage to the use of his first-born daughter for 5,000 marks whereby he has made fine with the king, and whereof the king has pardoned him 2,000 marks. And after the said Hilary the king will not put the earl off from having the said marriage as above.