Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 3, 1232-1247. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.
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Walter Bacun and Felicia his wife have attorned John de Godefeud and Nicholas de Draytun in a plea summoned before the justiciary of Ireland between them as demandants and William de Kanvill, tenant, touching the manors of Katherdonyxk and Fethermer.
Now. 8. Windsor.
Hugh de Queynton has attorned Richard Blancpain in a plea between him and Walter son of Guy (Widonis) in the county of Gloucester, touching a half virgate of land in Wodemannecote. Gloucester.
Nov. 11. Windsor.
To the archbishop of Canterbury. The king is. sending to him his clerk Master W. de Kylkenny as his proctor to assign certain causes of his contradiction to the election made of the prior of Norwich and to the prior and his electors, saving other remedies of right which the king has, and has given him power to appeal to the apostolic see if he thinks fit. This has been signified to the prior and monks of Norwich.
Nov. 11. Windsor.
The bishop of Ely has attorned John de Puleham and Fraunceys le Usser in a plea which is between John de Luttlebiry, Richard son of Emma, Joceus son of Maud, Agnes de Wicheford, Geldemar de Trumpinton and Edelina his wife, demandants, and the bishop, tenant, touching the manor of Hadestoc, except two carucates of land.
Nov. 9. Windsor.
Association of the prior of Wenlak and Henry de Audithelegh with Hervey de Stafford and Fulk son of Warin to receive and make amends for attacks committed in the time of the truce between the king and L. prince of Abberfrau.
Nov. 14. Windsor.
To the abbot of St. Albans and his fellow judges. The king hearing that whereas the custody of the bishopric of Rochester by reason of its voidance is in the hands of E. archbishop of Canterbury, with everything belonging to it as well spiritual as temporal, they are drawing the archbishop into a cause in the court of Christianity by authority of papal letters touching certain issues of their manors due to the bishop of Rochester as a yearly rent, as if that payment coming from a lay fee is temporal, and inasmuch as if they gained the case prejudice might arise to the king in the future if the archbishopric and the bishopric should be void at the same time, as the custody of both would belong to him,—he prohibits them from suing the said cause further in the court of Christianity, as the suit is manifestly against the king's crown and dignity, and against the liberties which he has touching all bishoprics in times of voidance. By W. de Ralegh.
In like manner it is written to the prior and convent of Rochester not to sue that plea.
Nov. 21. Wallingford.
Emma wife of Robert Brand has attorned Geoffrey de Huggenden and Thomas de Walingeford in a plea in the county of Berkes between the said Robert and Emma, demandants, and John de Turbervill and Meliora his wife, tenants, touching two parts of a carucate of land in Catmer.
The abbot of Oseneye has attorned Simon son of Simon and Roger son of Richard in a plea which is in the court of Oxford by writ of right between Vincent le Taillour (Scissorem), demandant, and the abbot, tenant, touching a messuage in Oxford.
Nov. 26. Woodstock.
Mandate to the justices of the Bench to respite until the octaves of St. Hilary the plea before them between the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England and Henry de Sancto Albano of a fine made of land in Hampton.
Mabel de Broc has attorned Robert de Broc in a plea between her and Eudo le Clerc in the county of Oxford touching a virgate of land in Chauford.
Nov. 27. Woodstock.
To G. archbishop of Bordeaux, A. bishop of Bazas, and the prior of La Réole. The king, being long solicitous that justice should be done to them and their men of Entre Deux Mers touching their complaints oftentimes made to him, and that a remedy should be had for the oppressions which they say they and their men sustain through undue harbergeries (abbergagerias), appointed J. sometime abbot of Gracedieu and Hubert Hose together with the seneschal of Gascony to take counsel on these matters, and before the letters of the said archbishop &c. came to him in England, had despatched them to Gascony. But though he has enjoined on them to enquire touching the said harbourages and that afterwards, according as they found, they should by his authority de what they could according to justice, and what they could not do, they should refer to him; nevertheless because he has heard in their said letters that there was a transcript of letters of King John, which they say they have inspected, of liberties granted by that king to the good-men of Entre Deux Mers, he has commanded his said lieges that, having carefully viewed whether the said men have in such form letters patent of King John, they shall afterwards by every means diligently enquire as well by the oath of faithful men as otherwise what customs and liberties the said men had in the time of Henry, the king's grandfather, and Richard, the king's uncle, in harbourages as in other things, they however making no inquisition of the time of King John and the king, and bring the inquisitions in writing under the seals of the inquisitors with them to England, reserving to the king the amends to be made, and this is signified to the said archbishop and others, that they may know that when the said lieges return to the king with the inquisition he will do what will content both them and their men according to their liberties enjoyed in the time of the said kings, as he would not that they or their men should be aggrieved by undue oppressions.
Mandate in pursuance to H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, J. sometime abbot of Gracedieu and Hubert Huse, after reciting the transcript abovementioned [Patent Rolls, John, p. 113b], to cause the said letters to come before them and see whether they agree with the transcript and whether the seal of the king's father is attached thereto, and then carefully make the said inquisition and return to the king with the same.
Jan. 6. Clarendon.
To H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony. The matters signified by his messengers to the king, the king heard on Saturday the octave of St. John the Evangelist, and judging them to be such that it was not expedient to answer them without his council, deferred the answer until he had treated with R. earl of Cornwall and Poitou and others, whose counsel he knows to be necessary for this. But as soon as he has communicated these matters to them, he will let the seneschal know his will herein. Touching the castle of Belyn, which at another time the king ordered to be delivered to Geoffrey Ridel of Blaye, he commands him by no means to deliver it to him without the king's special order and also without his letters patent.
May 23. Westminster.
Mandate to William de Sancto Edmundo, Richard de Harecurt, Roger de Oily and Bardolf de Cestreton to meet on the octaves of Holy Trinity next at Oxford to pass the judgment on John le Blund which ought to be done with him according to law and the custom of the realm notwithstanding the king's order to them to respite the said judgment until further order ; and mandate to the sheriff of Oxford to cause the said John to come before them on the said day and place.
The like to each of them severally.
June 12. Rochester.
Afterwards they were commanded to postpone judgment until the octaves of Michaelmas.
Order to the sheriff to keep him safe in the meantime.
By J. earl of Lincoln.
Aug. 14. Windsor.
To the legate. Of late, as the king remembers, being at London, he treated with the legate touching a grace granted to the king by the pope. The legate said to him that the pope had given him power of dispensing for six of the king's clerks, and the king made grants accordingly. But afterwards the procurator of the church of Valence related that he had inspected the letter (autenticum), wherein there was mention of only five clerks. The legate, however, said to him that what was lacking in the letter he would supply by virtue of his office. For this the king gives him many thanks, requesting him to grant this sixth grace to William Hardel, king's clerk.
Sept. 2. King's Cliffe.
Rex Willelmo de Peretot salutem. Sciatis quod concessimus et plenum potestatem vobis dedimus scindendi capillos clericorum nostrorum qui sunt de hospitio nostro et familia nostra longos crines habentium et comas nutrientium et ad crocos capillorum suorum deponendos. Et ideo vobis mandamus quatinus ad hoc modo debito diligenter intendatis hujusmodi potestatem vestram vobis concessam taliter exequentes circa predictos capillos scindendos et crocos deponendos ne ad capillos vestros scindendos forpices apponere debeamus. Teste me ipso apud Clyve, ij. die Septembris.
Sept. 9. Nottingham.
To the seneschal of Gascony. The king has received letters from P. abbot of St. Sauveur, Blaye, to this effect:—
Whereas by papal authority he has confirmed the sentences passed for R.A. prior of Le Mas[d'Agenais] by the dean of Bordeaux against the count of Toulouse and William A. de Tantalo, the king's man, seneschal of the count touching the restitution of the said town of Le Mas to the secular justice and other things pertaining to the full lordship of the same town, with the fruits from the premises received in the meantime and damages and expenses of the excommunication against the person of the court and his seneschal aforesaid and of the interdict against the whole land of the count and against every other place where the count might happen to come, so long as he was there; and whereas the count and W. A. have not withdrawn from their error and contumacy, he has to set his hand against them again and excommunicate them again and all their participators, absolving those who are bound to them from their oaths so long as they remain in their pertinacity. But as he of himself can do nothing further and they in their usual way despise the sword of the church, and as he has caused the said sentences to be published through the provinces of Narbonne, Aries, Dax and Bordeaux, and also in the chapel of the king of France, and is still causing the same to be published every Sunday and feast-day, with ringing of bells and burning of candles, and they still persevere as before in their rebellion, and have despoiled the said prior of Le Mas, who in the time of the war is known to have laboured at no small expense to himself for peace against the said count and the enemies of peace; and especially as the count by doing such things has gone against his oath and has undoubtedly fallen under the penalty set down in the form of peace between the church of the one part and him of the other, it behoves the legate to turn to other aid. He therefore admonishes the king, as a son of the church, and exhorts him in the Lord by the authority which the legate wields to compel the said William A. de Tantalo, as a spoiler and persecutor of the church and the said prior, by seizing his land in the king's lordship, and his goods, and in every other way, to make satisfaction to the said church and prior, otherwise he will have to exercise ecclesiastical censure against the king and his land. Dated the morrow of Midsummer, 1237.
The king therefore commands the seneschal on sight hereof to move the said William to make satisfaction, and if he do not do so within fifteen days, to compel him by his stronghold of Tantalun and all his other lands and tenements in the king's lordship.
Agreement between the king and A. king of Scots, made in the presence of O. cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano and papal legate, at York, touching all complaints moved by the king of Scots up to Michaelmas 1237.
The king of Scots quit-claims to the king his hereditary rights upon the counties of Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmoreland; the repayment of 15,000 marks which King John received from King William, father of Alexander, on certain conventions which were not kept; and the marriage agreements made between the said Kings John and William, to wit one for Henry or Richard, sons of John, to marry Margaret or Isabel, daughters of William; and another, for Henry to marry Margaret.
In exchange for this the king grants to the king of Scots land to the value of 200l. a year within Northumberland and Cumberland or the adjoining counties. [Foedera.]