Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 3, 1232-1247. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.
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1238, membranes 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
1238. Jan. 1. Guildford.
Grant to the Master of the Knights Templars of Jerusalem of 500 marks to be rendered for his use in England or Ireland for the ransom of knights and brethren of the Temple of Jerusalem who have been taken by the Saracens in a battle between the castles of Gastun and Tripeshak, in the land of Antioch.
Licence for Patrick de Chaurces to go beyond seas to visit his parents until Michaelmas.
And he has letters hereof directed 'Omnibus &c.'
Jan. 7. Westminster.
Licence for the abbot and monks of Myrival to buy in the town of Bannebyry by one of the lay brothers oxhides, red and others, for the use of the house, and to take the same to the abbey, on condition that the said lay brother say in the word of truth that they are for the use of his house ; until one year from next Purification.
Licence for William de Keu, who has the king's licence to let to farm his lands of Mordon and Wycton for six years, to let them for another three years.
The dean and chapter of Armagh have begged licence to elect an archbishop by Master Robert &c., and have letters.
Jan. 12. Westminster.
Grant to Mabel de Druual, damsel of A. countess of Pembroke, of 10 marks a year at the Exchequer until the king provide for her in marriage or in some other way whereby she can maintain herself.
Grant, with the counsel of earl Richard, the king's brother, and others of the king's council, to John de Lascy, earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester.....
[Cancelled.] Because on the roll of the 21st year.
Grant, during pleasure, to William de Narzac of the land which John de Chavigny and his wife, daughter of Emery de Fortibus, held of the king in the isle of Oleron of the inheritance of the said wife, for his maintenance; and mandate to Hubert Hoese, seneschal of Gascony, to cause him to have seisin thereof.
Jan. 13. Westminster.
Grant to Master Ate, clerk of the legate, of a prebend in the church of Norton, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Durham; with mandate to John son of Philip, guardian of that bishopric, to give him seisin thereof.
Jan. 16. Windsor.
Notification to the legate that the king has appointed Master W. de Gloucestre and S. de Steland as his proctors in a cause which he has before the legate touching the election of a prior of the church of Norwich ; and signified the same to the other party. He has ratified also whatever was done by his proctors on the morrow of Hilary.
Jan. 28. Westminster.
Protection, without term, for John Sarracenus, dean of Wells.
Jan. 25. Westminster.
Notification that Richard de Clare, being in the king's ward, has with the will and assent of the king taken to wife Maud de Lucy (sic), daughter of John de Lascy, earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester, and dowered her with a third part of the lands of his inheritance which were in the king's custody on Tuesday the morrow of the conversion of St. Paul, 22 Henry III. as well as with a third of those lands which were not in the king's custody, and which belong to him by hereditary right or may fall to him.
Jan. 25. Westminster.
To R. earl of Cornwall and Poitou. The king is sending to him John son of Geoffrey, Herbert son of Matthew, Richard de Gray, and William de Cantilupo, requesting and commanding him to give them credence to things which they will say from him and to do them.
The like to each of the following without the word 'rogantes':—
G. earl Marshal.
R. earl of Winchester.
All the earls, barons and knights who lately came to Kingeston.
Jan. 28. Westminster.
Mandate to John son of Philip, guardian of the bishopric of Durham, as he was commanded at another time, to take with him Robert son of Meaudre and Geoffrey son of Geoffrey and to cause to come before them in the court of the said bishopric a plea that was therein in the time of R. bishop of Durham, by the bishop's writ, between Randolf de Fisseburn, demandant, and Hugh de Capella, tenant, touching the town of Wingherd; and a like plea between William de Colevill and Margaret his wife, demandant, and Thomas de Es, tenant, touching 16 bovates of land in Alreden, and 8 bovates, 35 acres of land in Felkendon ; which pleas remained in the said court before the said Robert and Geoffrey and their fellows, at that time justices of the said bishop, by reason of his death; and to hear the said pleas in the state in which they remained on that account and determine them.
Feb. 3. Westminster.
Signification to the archbishop of York that the king has appointed Blaise de Mara, clerk, the bearer of these presents, as his proctor in the matter of the election in the church of Durham of the prior of Durham, which is being tried before the archbishop between the said archbishop of the one part and the prior and monks of Durham, of the other part, on the octaves of the Purification and at any adjournment. This the king signifies to the adverse party.
The like to the same that the king has ratified the appeals before interposed by his clerks, Master S. de Esteyland, papal chaplain, and W. de Gloucestre in the above matter before the archbishop at York and at Blyth ; and has appointed his clerk Blaise de Mara, as his proctor, to renew the same and to appeal if necessary. And, lest the archbishop proceed farther in the matter, the king appeals to the Apostolic See.
The king, by reason of the flourishing business of the Holy Land, has lent to Thierry, prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, 1,000l., until Michaelmas next, to take with him to the Holy Land, and has commanded brother Hugh de Stocton and Richard Renger and their fellows, receivers of the thirtieth at the Tower of London, to deliver the same to him.
To the barons of the Cinque Ports. The king thanks them for their services. Believing that they have heard of the contention which R. earl of Cornwall, the king's brother, has begun to set in motion because the king has given in marriage the countess of Pembroke, the king's sister, to Simon de Monteforti, the king commands them, if the earl or any one of his on his behalf, pretending that what he intends to do is for the king's honour, attempt to allure or compel them to do anything, to do nothing until they hear the king's pleasure from his own mouth, as John de Gatesden, king's clerk, shall more fully explain. And each of their Cinque Ports is to send without delay four men to speak with the king and hear his pleasure as the same J. will tell them from him.
Feb. 4. Westminster.
Grant to Master S. de Steland, freely and without any price, of the marriage of the first heir who shall come into the king's ward whose inheritance is of the value of 100l. a year, unless he be content with the marriage of some other heir falling in before that whose inheritance is of less value.
Feb. 6. Kempton.
Notification that it has been covenanted between the king and John de Bailloil and Deforgoilla his wife that the king will make them within a year a reasonable exchange by view of good men for her purparty of the county of Chester, on condition that if the rest of the heirs of John, sometime earl of Chester, die without heirs whereby more should fall to her of the earl's inheritance in the said county, the king will likewise make up to the said John and Deforgoilla the residue within forty days after it come into his hands, if he should wish to retain the same in his hands. And if the king or his heirs fail to make them this exchange, the king will surrender to them her inheritance in the county of Chester, and then the manors of Ludingeland and Torkeseye, with the farm of the town of Yarmouth, which in the meantime the king has handed over to them in tenancia, shall revert to the king and his heirs.
Presentation of Master Atte, clerk of the legate, to the church of Heyles, in the diocese of Worcester.
Feb. 8. Kempton.
Mandate to the earls, barons and knights about to assemble at Dunstaple on Tuesday before St. Peter in Cathedra to tourney there not to presume to tourney until Lent.
Feb. 10. Windsor.
Appointment, during pleasure, of Sampson de Bremegrave to the custody of the bailiwick of the forest of Fekenham with the bailiwick which Ralph de Aundevill had in the same forest.
Grant to Bartholomew le Bigod of the custody during the minority of the heirs of the land and heirs of Thomas le Ake, with the marriage of the heirs.
Feb. 11. Windsor.
Exemption for life of Master Richard, the king's cook, for the good and faithful service to the king which he has done all his life, from tallage on his goods, merchandise and tenements in the city of Winchester or in other the king's cities and boroughs wherein he shall happen to have tenements or merchandise.
Feb. 12. Windsor.
Mandate to the kinghts and all the free tenants of the son and heir of Roger son of Payn to make the aid for the marriage of his eldest daughter which the said Roger, prevented by death, had not had from them, to Margaret late his wife, on condition that that aid be not converted to other uses.
Feb. 16. Kempton.
Extension of the term for taking murage for the town of Bristol for three years from Midsummer next.
Feb. 21. Westminster.
Grant to the king's sister Joan, queen of Scots, if the lot of mankind befall her, of all the issues of the manors of Stanton and Driffeld for two years from Michaelmas next, to make her will of. [Fœdera.]
Feb. 23. Tower of London.
Grant, for faithful service done by Hugh le Despenser, to Hugh, his son and heir, that by the counsel of his friends he may marry where it shall seem best for his promotion.
Grant to Geoffrey le Despenser (Dispensario) that when the lot of mankind befall Hugh le Despenser his brother, he shall hold as keeper until the age of the sons and heirs of the said Hugh the manor of Ryhal, which he has of the king's gift, and also the lands which the same Hugh held of the earl of Chester in the county of Chester and without.
Feb. 24. Tower of London.
Presentation of Reginald de Sancto Leodegario, nephew of Peter de Russellis, to the church of Pimpre, in the diocese of Salisbury, in the king's gift by reason of the lands of Richard de Clare being in his hands.
The like of Thomas de Newerc to the church of Leake, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Durham.
[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.
Feb. 27. Tower of London.
Grant to Master Peter de Columpna, that whenever he wishes to cede the church of Marsham, which he has of the patronage of the bishop of Norwich, he may confer it by the king's authority and present to it any clerk he pleases, so long as the said bishopric be void and in the king's hands.
[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.
Presentation of Master Walter de Dyva, clerk of W. [bishop] elect of Valence, to the prebend late of James Johannis Gaytani in the church of Aclent, in the king's gift by reason of the bishopric of Durham ; directed to W. archbishop of York.
Feb. 23. Stratford.
Grant to Thomas de Newerk, clerk, of the church of Leake, rightfully void because Nicholas the clerk who is in possession of the said church, was the son of the last minister there, and in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Durham.
Feb. 27. Tower of London.
The prior and convent of St. John's, Colecestre, have licence to elect an abbot by Henry the Kitchener (Coquinarium) and William de Spaldewic, monks of that abbey.
Grant for life to Emma Byset, sometime damsel of the queen, of 10l. a year at the Exchequer for her maintenance. By K.
Writ of liberate in pursuance to the treasurer and chamberlains.
[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.
Grant to William de Burgo of the prebend late of Master Robert de Sancto Albano in the chapel of Bruges, void because the latter has surrendered himself to the order of Friars Preachers ; with mandate to the constable of Bruges to induct him.
March 4. Westminster.
Protection for John Talebot, gone on pilgrimage to Santiago, until his return.
March 4. Westminster.
Grant for life to Emma Byset, sometime damsel of the queen, of 11l. 12d. which the abbot of Stratford used to render yearly at the Exchequer of the farm of Subiry in Hamme ; with mandate to the abbot to pay the same to her.
Mandate to the barons of the Exchequer to allow the abbot the said sum yearly for her life.
Mandate to the constable of the Tower of London, brother Hugh de Stocton and their fellows, keepers of the thirtieth at the Tower of London, to let Geoffrey the king's almoner have 2,000 marks thereof to the king's use.
And the king will restore the said sum, which he has taken by the consent of O. the legate, to pay the arrears of the yearly fees which he owes to the knights of parts beyond seas, out of the issues of the bishopric of Durham at Whitsunday.
Mandate to brother Hugh de Stocton, out of the king's money in his custody, to let the said Geoffrey have 2,000 marks to the use of the king.
March 6. Kempton.
Royal assent to the election of William de Waude, monk of the abbey of Colecestre [to be abbot of Colecestre], with mandate to the bishop of London to do his part herein.
Presentation of Master Peter de Aqua Blanca, clerk of the [bishop] elect of Valence, to the church of St. Michael on Wyre, in the archdeaconry of Richmond.
March 9. Kempton.
To L. prince of Abberfrau and lord, &c. The prince has sent to him the archdeacon of St. Asaph's, setting forth by him attacks and trespasses done in the prince's lands by some of the king's land contrary to the truce and requesting that amends be made for the same ; but as it has not been made clear to the king by any of his lieges what attacks have been made on either side, he is sending Emery de Sancto Amando, Henry de Aldithele and John Lestrange to Muntgumeri that they may hear the same and do thereon what should be done according to the form of the truce.
Mandate to Hubert Hoese, seneschal of Gascony, to protect the Jews of Gascony, and touching debts owing to them to show them full justice according to law and the customs of those parts.
March 9. Windsor.
Grant to Robert de Cantuaria, clerk of the king's chapel, as a gift, of the houses late of Sampson, sometime Jew of Canterbury, which of right and by judgment rendered thereof ought to belong to the king.
March 4. Westminster.
Presentation of John de Ebulo, nephew of Th. [cardinal] of St. Sabina, to the church of Haleuton, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Durham ; directed to the archbishop of York.
March 6. Kempton.
Power to H. Huse, seneschal of Gascony, to let to farm the king's petty customs of Bordeaux, with the houses situated by the castle, for five years from Mid-May, 22 Henry III, the term for which the king has demised to the citizens of the said town the greater customs thereof at farm.
March 13. Windsor.
Mandate to Hugh le Poer to deliver without delay the castle of Kenyllewurth, which is in his custody, to W. archbishop of York, to the use of the legate, to whom the king has committed it during pleasure.
March 7. Kempton.
Notification that in place of the 3,000 marks, which with the consent of O. cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano and papal legate, the king caused to be delivered out of the thirtieth to the king's clerk Thomas de Nywerk for the payment in full of the arrears of the yearly fees due to the knights of parts beyond seas, the king will replace with the said thirtieth at Whitsunday, 22 Henry III, 3,000 marks from the issues of the Exchequer ; in testimony whereof the king has made these letters for the lord legate.
March 14. Windsor.
Mandate to the constable of the Tower of London and brother Hugh de Stocton and their fellows, keepers of the thirtieth in the Tower to let the above Thomas have 3,000 marks thereof without delay to the king's use.
Promise to Gailard Columb that of the 200 marks, which the king ought to have paid at the Ascension, 21 Henry III, for 200l. which Gailard lent to Hugh de Vivona, when he was seneschal of Gascony, whereof the king paid him 100 marks on Monday after Mid Lent, 22 Henry III, the king will pay the balance of 100 marks at All Saints, 23 Henry III.
Mandate to H. Hoese, seneschal of Gascony, to let Robert de Sabluyl have without delay the custody of the land late of El[ias] de Murnac, deceased, who held in chief of the said Robert, and also his land of La Puletere, whereof the seneschal disseised the same Robert.
Presentation of William de Sancta Maria to the vicarage said to be void in the church of Norton, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Durham ; directed to the archbishop of York.
Safe-conduct, until the Assumption, for the bishop of Sens, and for the men he brings with him, his horses and harness.
March 15. Windsor.
Bond to Reginald de Pontibus in 100 marks, to be paid within the quinzaine of Michaelmas next, which sum the said Reginald has paid to Geoffrey de Moretony by the king's order.
The like to the same in 50 marks for Robert de Sabloyl, to be paid to the said Reginald as above of the yearly fee of 200 marks which Robert receives from the king; in which sum the said Robert was bound to Reginald.
March 16. Reading.
Mandate to the archbishop of York to let Stephen, rector of the church of Elsewic, remain in peaceable possession thereof, notwithstanding the king's presentation of Henry de Kylkenny to that church in the belief that it was void on the ground that the said Stephen was the son of the last minister, as the king understands that the said Stephen is of honest life and good report.
Mandate to Thomas de Muleton, John son of Robert, John son of Philip, Richard de Levinton and the sheriff of Cumberland, to meet on the octaves of the Close of Easter at Newcastle on Tyne and cause the king's demesnes in the counties of Cumberland and Northumberland, where castles are not situated, to be extended to the amount of 200l. a year, retaining in the king's hands the manor of Penred and the forest of Cumberland; and, if they prove insufficient, to cause the king's demesnes in the hands of Robert de Ros to be extended to that value, to wit, Soureby, Karlaton and Hobricteby, computing in the extents the value of the liberties and amercements of the lands granted to the king of Scots by the king's charter, which he has thereof. After making the extend they are to give seisin of the lands to the envoys of the said king. In case of illness or other impediment, three or two of them with the sheriff are to carry out the business by all means, so that the peace between the two king's may not be weakened.
In like manner it is written by letters close and by the same words to each of the above.
Mandate to Robert de Creppinges to permit the extent of the lands which are in his hands to be made, to give the said commissioners his counsel and aid herein, and to assign the said lands to the said envoys, together with all the issues received by him from the day when peace was made with the said king, and to be diligent herein, so that there be no delay in making the extent, and so occasion be given to the said king to weaken the peace. Close.
The term was afterwards changed as below.
Mandate to John son of Philip to go to Northumberland at the command of John son of Robert to make the said extent in those parts to the use of the king of Scots. Close.
Mandate to Roger de Daunteseye, Reginald de Calne and their fellows, keepers of the thirtieth in the castle of Devizes, to pay to Walter, bishop of Worcester, or his messenger bearing these letters, 450l. of prest.
Mandate to John son of Philip to go to Carlisle instead of Newcastle on Tyne to execute the above mandate.
The like to the other knights.
March 18. Sandleford.
Grant for life to Mabel de Druuall, damsel of Eleanor, countess of Pembroke, of 10l. worth of land in the first escheat that falls in of that value, for her maintenance.
March 19. Marlborough.
Grant to W. [bishop] elect of Valence, Henry de Baillol and John de Sancto Egidio, executors of the will of J. sometime queen of Scots, of all the rents, crops and other issues of the manors of Driffeld and Staunton, to hold to them or their assignees, for the execution of the said will, until Michaelmas next.
Writ de intendendo to the knights, free tenants and other men of the manor of Driffeld in favour of Thomas de Dunolmia, citizen of London, whom the said executors have assigned before the king to receive the said crops, rents, stock and other issues of that manor and to dispose of them in their name as they have enjoined upon him.
By the [bishop] elect of Valence.
The like to those of the manor of Staunton.
By the [bishop] elect of Valence.
March 19. Marlborough.
Notification that brother Geoffrey has satisfied the king in full by account rendered at the Exchequer for all receipts and disbursements made in the king's wardrobe, and for cloths and other things which he received in his custody from the time when he undertook the custody of the said wardrobe, to wit, from the day of the Apostles Simon and Jude, 21 Henry III, to Saturday after the Purification, 22 Henry III, both days included, except for 389l. 8s. 9½d. and other things wherewith he remained indebted at the Exchequer; and with these exceptions the king entirely absolves him.
March 22. Marlborough.
Notification that the king has submitted himself to the ordinance of O. cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano, the papal legate, touching the lands which were in the hands of Robert de Ros de ballio regis at the time of the peace made between the king and A. king of Scots, for assignment to the said king, if necessary, in part satisfaction of the 200l. of land which the king is bound to assign to him according to the form of the said peace.
By W. bishop elect of Valence and W. de Ralegh.
Notification that the king is bound to assign to the abbess and convent of Tarent within fifteen days of Easter next land to the value of 20l. a year in escheats or elsewhere, which the king's sister Joan, sometime queen of Scots, with his assent gave to them with her body; and if the king do not make this assignment within the said term, he will assign them 20l. yearly of land in the manor of Staunton until he has done so.
March 23. Marlborough.
Licence for Hawise late the wife of Henry de Longo Campo to marry Morgan de Karlyon. By W. de Ralegh.
March 27. Tewkesbury.
Request to all the cardinals to give credence to Simon de Monteforti, whom the king is sending to the Apostolic See, in those things which he will set forth before them and which concern alike the profit and honour of the king and the realm. By K.
The like to the pope.
Licence for the prior of Lantonay without Gloucester to carry to England his own crops which he has in Ireland from his tithes and demesnes; until the end of three years from Easter in this year.
April 4. Gloucester.
To the legate. The king has received letters of the chapter of Armagh as follows. The chapter and archdeacon of the church of Armagh have conferred on Maurus, the dean, and Masters Robert, canon, and Laurence, clerk, of Armagh, the power to elect or postulate as the Holy Spirit shall reveal to them an archbishop. As these letters touch the king's dignity, he has kept them, sending to the legate a transcript thereof, in these presents and requesting him to do his part touching the election by the said chapter of Robert Archer, of the order of Friars Preachers, as archbishop, to whose election the king has given the royal assent.
April 5. Tewkesbury.
Safe-conduct, until Whitsunday, for all those clerks or lay, whom L. prince of Aberfrau and lord of Snaudon, is sending to the king at Oxford to speak with him on Tuesday after the octaves of the Close of Easter.
April 7. Tewkesbury.
Grant to Gerard de Hastinges, mayor of Oleron, of 10 marks a year at the Exchequer until the king provide him with an equivalent in lands or escheats in those parts.
Mandate to Thomas de Muleton, John son of Robert, Richard de Levinton and the sheriff of Cumberlond, without waiting for John son of Philip, whom the king has summoned to himself for his affairs, to proceed to make the extent of the king's demesnes in the counties of Cumberland and Northumberland to the amount of 200l. a year to the use of the king of Scots, in the form and on the day contained in the king's former mandate.
April 8. Tewkesbury.
The prior and convent of Rading have licence to elect an abbot, the abbey being void by the death of Adam, sometime their abbot.
Grant for life to Thurstan de Petraponte of 10l. a year at the Exchequer of Dublin, until the king provide for him otherwise.
Writ of liberate in pursuance to the justiciary of Ireland and the treasurer of Dublin.
To M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland. Although the chapter of Emly did not postulate from the king licence to elect, as the custom is, still as they prayed for that licence from the justiciary, the king, having heard honourable testimony of D. prior of the hospital of Dublin, has given the royal assent to the election made of him to be bishop of Emly; and therefore he commands the justiciary, so soon as the elect shall be confirmed, after receiving his fealty in the king's name, to let him have full administration of the temporalities.
Mandate to the archbishop of Dublin to do his part herein.
April 9. Tewkesbury.
To the earls, barons, knights and others of the land of Ireland. For the aid which they have liberally granted to him for his relief the king returns them abundant thanks, and grants that those who hold in chief of others than himself, and have granted the present aid, shall be exempt if another aid should be begged of their lords. [The last phrase has been substituted for the following:—' And that this grant of an aid be not drawn into a precedent, the king wills that those who granted it and who hold in chief of others than himself shall be quit so far as relates to the king, of such aid for ever.']
April 10. Tewkesbury
To all foresters of fee and verderers in whose bailiwicks the king's manors are situated. It has been provided before the king and council that the chief justice of the king's forest have full power to keep all the forests, as well those of the king's demesnes as others, and that the bailiffs of the king's demesnes have in the demesne woods those things which belong to the king's manors, nuts, honey and pannage and agistment (agistationem) by view of the agisters and foresters, and herbage for the king's stock, by view and counsel of the chief justice. If any herbage or turbary or the like can be sold in these woods without harm to the forest, that shall be sold by the hand of the said bailiffs by view of the foresters and verderers. Of windfalls the king's profit shall be made by the hand of the said bailiffs by view of the foresters and verderers, and the king shall have in each of his towns his foresters without bow and arrows, who shall not live on the country, but the chief justice shall appoint his foresters with bow and arrows, to wit, such persons as he shall be answerable for, and not in greater numbers that is necessary. If there be any woods which do not belong to any manor of the king, the chief justice shall keep them and be absolutely answerable for them. Of enclosed parks the bailiffs of the demesnes shall be keepers and be answerable for them, and if there be any woods which do not belong to any manor of the king and are not kept by any feoffees, the chief justice shall keep them and be absolutely answerable for them. And so the king commands them to cause these ordinances to be kept.
By W. de Ralegh before the king and council.
Robert de Creppinges had these letters touching his bailiwick.
Engelard de Cygoyny had like letters touching his bailiwick.
April 13. Tewkesbury.
Power to W. archbishop of York, to confer the first void church in the bishopric of Durham belonging to the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the said bishopric on Robert de Curtenay, son of the king's kinsman, Robert de Curtenay.
Notification to the abbots, jurors, knights, free men and others, tenants of Roger de Moubray, that J. earl of Lincoln, constable of Chester, to Whom the king has granted the custody of the land and heir of William de Mobray, with the marriage of the heir, has granted to Thomas de Furnivall the marriage of the said Roger, who is in his custody, to the use of the firstborn daughter of the said Thomas, and the king has given his assent thereto.
To Margaret late the wife of Roger son of Payn. The king has assigned the 100 marks a year, whereby she made fine with the king for having the custody of the lands late of her said husband, to Robert de Monasteriis and his fellows, who were of the household of Thomas de Gorges, for their maintenance on the king's service; and to the use of Joan late the wife of the said Thomas, who takes 5 marks a year out of the said 100 marks, together with the manor of Pourstok which the king has assigned to her for the maintenance of her and her children; and therefore he commands her to pay the same to the said Robert and his fellows.
The same words are written to the barons of the Exchequer, and they are commanded to permit her to pay the said 100 marks as aforesaid, and to make no distraint thereof.
April 18. Ensham.
Royal assent to the election of Richard de Cycestre, monk of Rading, to be abbot of Rading; with mandate to the bishop of Salisbury to do his part herein.
April 19. Woodstock
Presentation of Master Atte, clerk of the legate, to the prebend late of Ralph Clement in the church of Northon, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Durham; directed to the archbishop of York.
April 21. Woodstock.
Protection for P. bishop of Winchester, gone beyond seas to further the king's business there, until his return.
April 23. Abingdon.
Appointment, during pleasure, of Walter de Tywe to the custody of the manor of Bampton, with mandate to the tenants to be intendant unto him.
April 26. Wallingford.
Mandate to the twenty-four sworn to keep the peace in the town of Oxford and to all the burgesses of that town to be intendant unto the mayor and reeves of that town in keeping the peace there, taking care that justice be shown to all complainants, poor as well as rich, great and small, and to behave in showing justice to everyone, so that the king may not by their default have to take the town into his hands.
April 26. Reading.
Grant for life to Hugh Paynel of free warren in his demesne lands of Cumbe, which are without the forest, if this be not to the nuisance of the forest, so that none shall enter to course therein without his licence on pain of 10l.
April 30. Reading.
Grant to Bartholomew Beraldi, clerk of B. heir of the empire of Byzantium (Romanie) and count of Namur (Lamucens'), that, when opportunity offers, the king will provide him with an ecclesiastical benefice.
By the elect of Valence.
Presentation of Gilbert de Stokes to the pension of 2s., by the name of the parsonage, in the church of St. Ewe, in the diocese of Exeter, in the king's gift by reason of his custody of the land and heir of Robert son of Walter.
April 29. Reading.
To the mayor and reeves of Oxford. The king is sending to them P. bishop of Winchester, and R. bishop of Chichester, the chancellor, to expedite some business of his there, and he commands them to be intendant to that which the bishops will say to them from him.
May 1. Reading.
Mandate to brother Hugh de Stocton and Richard Renger and their fellows, keepers of the thirtieth in the Tower of London, to pay to the emperor of Byzantium (Constantinopolis) or to Flemencus, his knight, the bearer, 500l. of the thirtieth as a gift, unless they have already paid that sum to William Hardel by another order. [Fœdera.]
Safe-conduct, until Midsummer, for all those, clerk and lay, whom L. prince of Aberfrau, will send to the king to treat of peace or a truce.
By W. de Ral[egh].
May 3. Windsor.
Notification that the king has restored and granted to the abbot and monks of Mont St. Michel their meres (maras) in the isle of Gernereye which they held of old, and of which they were disseised by the will of the king's bailiffs. Grant also to them that in time of peace they may freely take out of the islands their crops and goods whither they will; and that in times of voidance of their abbey the goods and possessions thereof shall be kept according to law and the custom of the said land.
Presentation of Gerard de Picalat' the Clerk of Genencian', household clerk of Master P. de Columpna, upon the resignation of the said Peter, to the church of Marsham, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Norwich; directed to the official of E. archbishop of Canterbury in that bishopric.
By the elect of Valence.
May 4. Windsor.
Mandate to the sheriffs and bailiffs by whom Reginald de Cuningeham shall pass, the king having heard that the said Reginald has lately landed in England from parts beyond seas, and was not at Oxford at the time of the offence against the legate, to permit him to pass freely to his own parts and stay there or elsewhere, not disturbing him on account of the late mandate of the king of arresting clerks withdrawing from Oxford.
May 6. Windsor.
To the prior of St. Gregory, Canterbury, and the dean of that city. Whereas Henry, rector of the church of St. Leonard, is drawing into a cause before them Herbert, canon of the church of St. Martin, London, and proctor of the said church, on certain matters touching the state and liberty of the said church, on which, if sentence should be given against the said proctor, the king would be prejudiced as patron of that church, which is his free chapel exempt by the Apostolic See from all episcopal jurisdiction; the king appeals to the pope against their proceeding further in the said cause against the dean and chapter of the said church or their proctor, appointing William de Wakering, chaplain, as his proctor to appeal in his name.
Acceptance of a grant by R. sometime bishop of Durham, to Master William de Dunelmia, by charter, of the manor of Weremuth, to hold for life, at a rent of 40 marks a year; but this grant of the king is not to prejudice the bishop's successors.
Mandate to brother Hugh de Stocton, Richard Reinger, mayor of London, and their fellows, keepers of the thirtieth in the Tower of London, to pay 574l. 3s. thereof to William Hardel, king's clerk, to do therewith what the king has ordered.
Mandate to Henry Prince to be henceforth respondent to P. bishop of Winchester, and his successors, for the rent of 4d. out of a messuage held by him of the king without the west gate of Winchester, the king having granted the messuage, by charter, to the said bishop in exchange for the place wherein the houses of the Friars Minors of Winchester are founded, which is of the fee of the said bishop; so that the said Henry or whosoever holds the messuage hereafter shall hold it of the bishop or his successors and that it shall be held with all the liberties and acquittances with which it was held before it was conferred upon the said friars.
May 7. Windsor.
To the sheriff of Oxford and the mayor. The king charges them to receive in the presence of Masters Robert Bacun and John de Regate letters patent of all masters regent (regencium) at Oxford and of all clerks holding ecclesiastical benefices, who are in the town of Oxford, that at the mandate of the legate or of the king they will come before the legate to obey his mandates touching the trespass lately committed against him at Oseneye; and to receive from other clerks dwelling at Oxford and not having benefices, pledges, if they can find them, clerk or lay, to wit, each clerk his several pledges, that they will come likewise, and then to permit all such clerks and masters freely and without impediment to withdraw from the town of Oxford, and return to it, at their will, but other clerks, who cannot find pledges, they must not permit to withdraw from the town until fuller inquisition has been made touching the trespass.
May 8. Kempton.
Grant, at the instance of the king's brother F. emperor of the Romans, king of Jerusalem and Sicily, to Philip de Sesso, clerk, of the diocese of Reggio (Regine) that the king is bound to provide him with an ecclesiastical benefice of the value of 40 marks when opportunity offers.
To H. Hoese, seneschal of Gascony. As the abbot of Garde-Dieu, to whom the king has granted two bushels of salt yearly from his salt-pit of Bordeaux, has not received the said salt regularly since the said grant by charter, and cannot conveniently receive it because of the dearness of salt which frequently occurs, has petitioned the king to assign to him half the value of the said salt out of the customs of wines of Bordeaux, in lieu of the rent of the said two bushels; the king commands the seneschal, if he can do this without loss, to assign to the abbot the said customs to the value of a moiety of the said salt and, if he cannot, to provide how and where the value of the same can be otherwise satisfied without loss to the king, and to signify that to the king and he will consider of it.
Grant to Master Gregory, chancellor of o. cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano and papal legate, that he shall take by the hands of the guardian of the bishopric of Norwich, so long as the bishopric remains void and in the king's hands, 17 marks yearly, which he used to receive by grant of Th. sometime bishop of Norwich, as he took them in the bishop's time.
May 11. Westminster
To the constable, mayor and bailiffs of Oxford and others. W. bishop of Carlisle has mainprised before the king to have Master John de Neketon, Michael de Sancto Albano, Peter de Karleolo and Henry and Ralph his fellows, Geoffrey de Sancta Agatha and Nicholas his fellow, clerks, before the legate, at the king's command or the command of the legate, to obey the legate's command concerning the trespass against him at Oseneye; and therefore the king commands them to permit the same clerks to freely go to their own parts, with their men, horses and harness, and elsewhere as they will, notwithstanding the late mandate of the king that no clerk should withdraw from Oxford without mandate and of arresting them at other places.
By W. de Ral[egh].
May 12. Westminster.
Protection until Christmas, 23 Henry III, for Walter del Hake.
By Emery de Sancto Amando.
Mandate to the constable, mayor and bailiffs of Oxford to permit Engeram de Baillol, Bernard de Hindel[e], Robert de Paxton, Adam de Bokinfeld, clerks, to go as above, Henry de Bailloll having mainprised before the king to have them before the said legate when commanded.
By Emery de Sancto Amando.
May 12. Westminster
Letters of credit to the amount of 500 marks for William Hardell and John Maunsell for the furtherance of the king's business in the parts whither the king has sent them.
Four like letters to the same amount.
[The last two of these are cancelled.]Because they had them not.
Appointment of Robert de Ros to hold the king's manor of Penred in the manner in which the king formerly granted to him the manors of Soreby, Karleton, and Hobricteby, which the king has resumed; on condition that if the issues of the first manor exceed those of the latter manors he shall answer for the surplus at the Exchequer, and if the king resume the said manor, or if it fall as a portion of the 200l. of land which the king is bound to assign to A. king of Scots, the king will make him an exchange for the said manors of Soreby, Karleton and Hobricteby to their value.
May 16. Westminster.
Mandate to Ralph Scot, hosp[italler], and William de Peretot, out of the money (de obol') of the thirtieth in their custody, to let Henry de Trublevill have 36l. as a gift from the king.
May 19. Westminster
Signification to the bishop of Lincoln of the royal assent to the ordinance made by him and Master Nicholas de Farenham of a competent vicarage in the said Master's church of Esenden, which is of the king's advowson.
Licence for Henry de Trublevill to grant at farm for two years from Michaelmas next the manor of Portebiry, if the lot of mankind befall him.
May 15. Westminster.
Grant to John Maunsel, gone to the court of Rome on the king's affairs, of a marriage of 30l. or 40l. of land yearly, when opportunity offers, to marry a sister of his.
Mandate to the constable, mayor and bailiffs of Oxford, the king having granted licence for all clerks dwelling at Oxford to enter and leave the town and go where they will, to permit them to do this, notwithstanding the late charge to the contrary, and to restore to them their goods, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of the trespass against the legate, except in the case of those who were charged by the inquisition made thereof and those who on that account are detained in prison.
Notification to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, that Walter de Lascy came before the king at Westminster, in his court, and acknowledged that Walter, son of Gilbert de Lascy, firstborn son of the said Walter, is his heir of all his inheritance of lands in England and Ireland; and mandate to the justiciary to cause these letters to be published before the king's justices aud bailiffs, so that this may be known in those parts.
Protection, for two years from Whitsunday next, for the brethren of the hospital of Altopascio.
May 20. Mortlake.
The like for John Maunsel, clerk, so long as he be beyond sea on the king's service.
Grant to John Mansel, king's clerk, or his assigns of the custody during the minority of the heirs of the land which Adam (Ada) son of William held of Robert son of Walter, which custody belongs to the king by reason of his custody of the land and heir of the said Robert; with the marriage of the heirs. Grant also to him or his assigns of the like custody of the land and heirs of Robert de Tyllebyry which the same Adam (idem Ada) held by grant of the king, with the marriage of the heirs, unless they were married in the time of the said Adam, or unless that marriage belong to another by grant or sale of the said Adam.
By W. de Ral[egh].
Licence until the feast of St. Andrew, 23 Henry III, for Robert de Monasteriis to pass beyond seas.
May 22. Westminster.
Mandate to Robert de Siclingehal, templar, Hugh de Roel, hospitaller, John de Plessetis and John Maunsel to deliver without delay 1,388l. 8s. 3d. which they brought to London of the thirtieth of Bristol, to brother Hugh de Stocton. By Emery de Sancto Amando.
Mandate to the sheriffs in whose bailiwicks the forests on this side Trent are situated, which forests the king has committed to John Byset during pleasure, to each send, at the mandate of the said John, four lawful knights to itinerate and view, together with the foresters and verderers, in what manner the said John receives the said custody both in vert and venison, to be aiding in keeping the peace, causing proclamation to be made that whenever the hue and cry be raised by the said John and his foresters of trespasses of the forest, the adjoining towns shall follow the hue and be diligent in taking the trespassers.
Writ de intendendo for the said John, directed to archbishops &c.
The like to verderers and foresters of fee. Mandate also to them to attend with the above four knights when notified by the sheriff.
Charge to all sheriffs to receive and keep in safe custody all prisoners whom the said John sends to them for trespasses of the forest.
Notification that on Monday in Whitsun week, brother Ralph Scot and William de Peretot delivered to brother Hugh de Stocton at the New Temple, London, 2,900l. of the thirtieth of Nottingham by order of the king.
Mandate to John Mansel and William Hardel to deliver and distribute 8,000 marks which they have in their custody for delivery to certain knights and balisters and for the furtherance of the king's business, as the elect of Valence will tell them from the king.
These letters were duplicated, one for John and one for William.
May 24. Westminster
Association of William de Sancto Eadmundo, in the room of Adam son of William, as justice in eyre for all pleas in the counties of Cornwall and Devon, with William de Eboraco and his fellows.
Writ de intendendo to all persons of the said counties in favour of him and the said justices.
Mandate to William de Eboraco to admit him.
April (sic) 26 Writtle.
Mandate to M. son of Gerold, justicary of Ireland, since he could not send the treasure which the king ordered him to send to him in England by merchants or by some other means by Whitsunday as he has signified, to send the 2,000 marks which he has ready forthwith to Chester by the shortest sea passage ; and the king has commanded the justice of Chester to receive it and keep it until he has signified the receipt to the king ; and in order that he may receive it, the king is sending to the justiciary letters patent directed to the justice, which, if necessary, the justiciary will deliver to them.
Mandate to the said justice of Chester to receive the treasure now ready in Ireland, which the king has committed the said justiciary and G. de Turevill, treasurer of Dublin, to send to him.
May 26. Rayne.
Safe-conduct, until St. James, for all those, clerk and lay, whom L. prince of Aberfrau, shall send to the king to make peace.
Mandate to William Hardel to deliver to Hugh de Stocton, templar, at the New Temple, London, 574l. 3s. which he has received by the king's order of the thirtieth at the Tower of London.
The like to John Maunsel.
Protection for William Hardel, who has gone beyond seas on the king's affairs.
May 28. Rayne.
Grant to Isabel daughter and heir of Reginald Basset, who is in the custody of Warin son of Gerald, and to Geoffrey de Sancto Mauro, who has to wife the daughter and heir of William de Rughdon, of 6 marks yearly from the farm of the town of Merleberg, by the hand of the constable thereof, for the fulling mill without Merleberg which the said Reginald and William had of the gift of King John, and which the king took into his hand, until the king provide for the said Isabel, Geoffrey and his wife in some fixed rent to that value.
May 28. Melford.
Grant to John Maunsel, king's clerk, gone to the Court of Rome on the king's affairs, of the marriage of 30l. or 40l. yearly of land to be married to a sister of his, with the custody of that land, as soon as opportunity offers.
May 28. St. Edmunds.
To Robert, master of the Knights Templars. If brother Peter de Sancto Romano shall notify the king that he has ready 6,000 marks, which both the king and the said Robert have requested from him to further the affairs of R. earl of Cornwall and Poitou, beyond seas, the king commands him to deliver 6,000 marks in his custody of the thirtieth to the said Peter or his messenger, signifying to the said Peter that he is to deliver 6,000 marks which he has ready in parts beyond seas, to the king's clerks John Maunsel and William Hardel for the king's affairs. The said Robert is also to ask the said Peter to cause the said clerks to have safeconduct by brethren of his order, for his love to the king.
[Cancelled.] Because the writ was surrendered.
Mandate to the same to deliver 6,000 marks, which he has in his custody of the thirtieth collected in divers counties, to the said clerks and to three or four of his brethren whom he will cause to go with the clerks, to be carried to Paris, as arranged, for the affairs of the said earl.
May 28. St. Edmunds.
Prohibition of a tournament fixed to be held at Stamford on the morrow of Holy Trinity next.
Mandate to the abbots of Peterborough and Brunne to take these letters there on the king's behalf and prohibit tournament.
Protection for William de Say, so long as he be on pilgrimage beyond seas.
May 30. St. Edmunds.
Presentation of Master Boetius, clerk of the pope, to the church of Medburn, directed to the bishop of Lincoln.
Ratification of a grant by Philip de Kyme to Geoffrey le Despenser of the custody of the lands which Hugh le Despenser held of the said Philip, to hold during the minority of the heir of the said Hugh.
May 30. St. Edmunds.
Mandate to Robert, master of the Knights Templars in England, to deliver 6,000 marks in his custody of the thirtieth from divers counties to John Maunsel and William Hardel and three or four of his brethren, whom he shall cause to go with them, to be carried to Paris at the king's cost and risk for the affairs of R. earl of Cornwall and Poitou.
June 1. St. Edmunds.
Notification to W. archbishop of York, that the king has ratified the appeals which his clerks Master Simon de Steyland, papal chaplain, William de Gloucestre and Blaise de Mara have interposed in the business of the Durham election made before the archbishop at York and Blyth and Pontefract, and has appointed the said Simon as his proctor, to renew the same if necessary ; and that the archbishop proceed no further in the business the king appeals to the Apostolic See ; and this he signifies to the other side.
Mandate to Herbert de Alencun and his fellows, assessors and collectors of the thirtieth in the county of Suffolk, to deliver 120l. thereof which they have in their custody to Geoffrey, the king's almoner, to execute the king's order with. By Master S. de Steiland.
Presentation of Robert de Curtenay to the deanery of Aclent, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Durham ; directed to the archbishop of York. By brother G.
June 4. Norwich.
Prohibition of a tournament to be held at Worcester on Monday after St. Barnabas the Apostle.
Grant to Robert de Creppinges of the custody of the land late of Geoffrey de Kintorp during the minority of the heirs, with the marriage of the heirs.
Notification to John son of Philip, Richard de Levinton and William de Dacre that the king is sending to them Robert de Creppinges to take part in the extent to be made of the lands to be assigned to A. king of Scots in the presence of the knights whom the latter will send, as the said Robert is well acquainted with the value and advantages of the king's demesnes in those parts.
June 10. Thetford.
Royal assent to the ordination by Theobald, prior of La Charité, and the convent of that place of brother Guichard to be prior of Beremundeseye; with mandate to the tenants to be intendant unto him.
June 11. Thetford.
Exemption, for one year from Michaelmas, of Thomas de Ingaldestrop from being put upon assizes, juries or recognitions. By W. de Ralegh.
Herbert de Alencun, William de Amblya and their fellows, collectors of the thirtieth in the county of Suffolk, delivered to Geoffrey the almoner 12l. 15s. 3½d. on Tuesday after Holy Trinity, 12 (sic) Henry III.
June 10. Ely.
Mandate to all bailiffs and lieges through whose bailiwicks O. cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano and papal legate, is about to pass, to admit him honourably and let him have safe-conduct through their bailiwicks.
June 11. Ditton.
Notification to the legate that in the cause of election now in dispute between the king and the prior and convent of the church of Norwich, which is committed by the pope to the said legate, the king has appointed Master William de Kylkenny as his proctor ; and this he notifies to the other party.
Grant to Herbert de Alencun, for a fine, that he shall not be made a justice for any assizes arramed to be taken by the king's order.
June 11. Ditton.
Grant to Isabel de Bruys that for her purparty of the inheritance of John, sometime earl of Chester, her brother, in Cestresyre, the king will make her a reasonable exchange in that county ; and for her greater security the king has committed to her the manors of Writel and Hathfeld, co. Essex, in tenancy, until an extent of her purparty be made and the same assigned to her.
The like to Henry de Hastinges and Ada his wife, sister of the said earl, touching her purparty ; and for their greater security the king has committed to them the manors of Bremesgrave, co. Worcester, Bolesovre with the castle, co. Derby, Mamesfeld with the soke, co. Nottingham, Oswardeber, co. Nottingham, Wurfeld, co. Salop, Stratton, co. Salop, Cunedovre, co. Salop, and Wigginton and Wulrunehampton, co. Stafford, in tenancy.
Writ de intendendo to the prior and convent of St. Swithun's, Winchester, in favour of Paulinus Peyvre, and Thomas de Newerk, whom the king has appointed, during pleasure, to the custody of the void bishopric of Winchester, as well in respect of the offices of their ministers, whereof Peter, sometime bishop of Winchester, died seised, as of other things pertaining to the bishopric.
The like to the tenants.
The like to the tenants of the honor of Tanton, in favour of Peter de Wakering of the same honor, whom the king has appointed, during pleasure, to the custody of the same honour.
Mandate to the constable of Taunton to deliver the castle to him to keep during the king's pleasure.
Mandate to the constable of the castle of Farenham to deliver that castle to the above Paulinus and Thomas.
Mandate to the keepers of the houses of Wulvesey to deliver those houses to them.
June 14. Ditton.
Extension of the term of taking murage at the town of Hereford until three years from Whitsunday, 22 Henry III, on condition that whatever the men of Hereford take they shall apply to the walling of town by view of the constable.
June 16. Royston.
Notification to John Gobaud that the king has committed to Henry de Hastinges and Ada his wife the castle of Bolesovres with other manors, as above.
June 17. Weston.
Notification that Master Humphrey de Millers and Peter Russinoll have surrendered to the king the castles of Farenham and Taunton, and the king has enjoined them to deliver the former to the above Paulinus and Thomas, and the latter to Peter de Wakering.
Presentation of John de Abbotesham, kinsman of Master Richard, the king's cook, to the church of St. Mary de Valle, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester ; directed to the archdeacon of Winchester.
June 19. Missenden.
Licence, until Easter next, for Agatha Trussebut to go beyond seas on the king's affairs ; and mandate to bailiffs to do no damage to her or her men in the meantime.
June 22. Brill.
Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for 100s. yearly granted to Robert de Cantuaria for his life by the king, in lieu of the die which the king formerly granted to him for life in the mint of Canterbury, and has resumed.
June 23. Woodstock.
Protection for Simon de Norwico so long as he be on the king's service.
Mandate to the assessors and collectors of the thirtieth in the county of Cumberland to cause all the money which they have received for Trinity term to be carried to Durham and to deliver it there to John son of Philip, guardian of the bishopric of Durham ; and the king has commanded the sheriff of Cumberland to let them have carriage and safeconduct for this.
The like to those of the counties of Westmoreland, Northumberland and Lancaster.
June 26. Woodstock.
Extension of the term of the murage of the town of Gloucester, granted for three years from Midsummer. 19 Henry III, until three years from the Apostles Peter and Paul, 22 Henry III.
Pardon, at the instance of the legate, to Laurence the clerk of Hertefeud for the death of Godfrey the Miller, whom he killed by misadventure, and for his flight for the said death, and his escape from the prison wherein he was detained on that account ; with the usual condition.
Protection, without term, for Dolfinus, burgess of Livrepol, merchant, with his ship and merchandise.
July 6. Reading.
To the knights and free tenants in the bishopric of Winchester. Whereas the king may rightly, according to the custom observed hitherto in void cathedral churches, assess a reasonable aid upon the lands belonging to such churches, he wills that upon the lands of the void bishopric of Winchester a moderate (mensurabile) aid be assessed ; he requests them, therefore, in the presence of Paulinus Peyvre and Thomas de Neuwerk, guardians of that bishopric, to make him a competent aid, that he may have reason to be grateful, a moiety to be paid at Michaelmas next and a moiety at the following Easter.
In like manner is written to the citizens and burgesses, tenants of the bishopric, at Winchester.
July 8. Reading.
Notification of the prorogation of the truce with L. prince of Aberfrau and lord of Snaudon for one year from St. James the Apostle, 22 Henry III, for the observance whereof the king has caused Henry de Aldithele, John Lestrange, Master Simon de Steyland and Master William de Kylkenny, king's clerks, to swear on his soul.
Mandate to the said L. to keep the said truce, as Edeneuet Vachan, Eynan Vachan, D. archdeacon of St. Asaph's, and Philip son of Byvor have sworn before the king on his behalf and on his soul to keep it.
These letters were close.
On the dorse of the roll is written the form of the letters of Llewelin. [Fœdera.]
July 9. Reading.
Presentation of Master Ralph de Neketon to the church of Munekestok in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester.
Order to the sheriff of Salop to distrain by their avers and chattels all those in their bailiwick who will not make amends to L. prince of Aberfrau and lord of Snaudon, and his men, for trespasses and attacks committed against them within the truce, until they fully pay the same by judgment of Henry de Aldithele and John Lestraunge.
Mandate to the archdeacon and the chancellor of the University of Oxford to cause to be denounced publicly in such places as shall be expedient that all clerks who fled or withdrew from the town of Oxford for the assault upon the legate at Oseneye may safely and without fear of the taking of their bodies and loss of their goods come to the legate to do penance and receive absolution for their trespass, if they will.
July 10. Reading.
Respite to John de Bercl[eye] of the demand which the sheriff of Gloucester is making from him to do suit at the county of Gloucester, until a year after St. Peter's Chains, 22 Henry III.
[Cancelled.] Because on the Close Roll.
July 11. Reading.
To the prior and convent of St. Swithun's, Winchester, Walter the Horder (Hordarius), Anselm the Chamberlain, John le Bercher (Berconarius) and Robert de Keyngeham, their fellow monks, coming to the king with Hugh, archdeacon of Winchester, and Master R. de Eboraco, proctor of Luke, archdeacon of Surrey, by their letters patent, which he showed, bringing news of the death of P. bishop of Winchester, have licence to elect, to wit, the said monks for the prior and convent, and the said archdeacon for themselves.
Exemption of Richard de Muscegros, brother of Robert de Muscegros, from being put on assizes, recognitions or juries, so long as he be on the king's service.
July 15. Windsor.
Protection without term for Richard de Sancto Albano, envoy of the king of Norway. [Fœdera.]
Grant to Thomas de Pavilly and Roger de Pavilly, nephews of J. earl of Lincoln, that they may keep the manors of Linlegh and Wylie, formerly committed to the said earl during pleasure, and by him committed, with the king's licence, to them ; so that they shall not be disseised thereof except by consideration or judgment (per consideracionem vel judicium) of the king's court.
July 17. Winchester
The prior and convent of Thorn [eye] have licence to elect an abbot, as their abbey is void by the death of Richard, their abbot.
By letters sealed with the king's privy seal.
July 18. Guildford.
Mandate to Robert de Creppinges to take into the king's hands all the assarts made by William de Ros in the manor of Linton in the forest of Gauteris, and to attach him to appear before the king a fortnight after Michaelmas, to show why he made them without the king's assent and will.
[Cancelled.] Because on the Fine Roll.
Mandate to the sheriff of Cumberland to let Robert de Ros have all the crops which he caused to be sown in the manors of Karlaton, Obricteby, and Soreby, held by him de baillio regis; saving to the king the king's crops sown in the manor of Penred.
[Cancelled.] Because on the Fine Roll.
July 20. Kempton.
Signification to Tach', envoy of the Old Man (Veteris) of Mussa, that the king is well-pleased that he should come with his own people to him in England, to set forth his embassage. Therefore he should bring with him the treaty and security which he has with the king of France for his lord and the manner of the said security, together with letters of his lord, if he has sent any to the king, touching the business for which he has been sent ; and when the king is certified of these things, he will take opportune counsel for his having like security in the name of his said lord. [Fœdera.]
To Sadadin, fellow of the said Thach'. The king is signifying to Thach' that he will be pleased to see him as above, and therefore wishes the said Sadadin to know that he is well-pleased that, if Sadadin will go in person to the said Thach' with the king's letters, he shall do so or send them by someone.
These letters were close.
July 23. Westminster.
Letter of credit for Master Alexander le Seculer, envoy of the king, for furthering the king's business in the court of Rome ; to the amount of 50 marks.
July 23. Westminster.
Mandate to all persons not to molest Osmund the Clerk of the diocese of Salisbury, by reason of the assault on O. cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano and papal legate, as the legate has protested by his letters patent that the said Osmund, who was in the court of Oseneye when the scholars and clerks of Oxford made their assault upon him and his household, has stated on oath that he was entirely innocent of the said crime.
Licence for Robert de Gouyz to let for five years from Michaelmas next the lands which he holds in Winterburn and Deuelis of the fee of Richard de Clare, so that the lessees shall hold the lands for that period without impediment.
Prohibition of a tournament to be held at Hertford on the morrow of St. James the Apostle.
Grant to William de Cantilupo the younger, his heirs and assigns, for a fine of 500 marks, of the custody of the lands, &c. of Juliana, the daughter and heir of Hugh de Gurnay, with the marriage of the said Juliana, together with the custody and marriage of the child (pueri) when born, whereof Maud late the wife of the said Hugh says she is pregnant; on condition that if the said Juliana or the child die before they come of age, the said William, his heirs or assigns, shall be quit of what then remains to be paid of the said fine.
Writ de intendendo directed to the tenants of the said lands.
Protection for Master Alexander le Seculer, gone to the court of Rome, until his return.
July 25. Wetminster
To O. cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano, and papal legate. Whereas, as the king has heard, Roger de Sancta Trinitate, clerk, obtained apostolic letters, directed to the cardinal of a provision for him to be made in one of the churches of the diocese of London, and the cardinal thereupon demanded of the dean and chapter of St. Martin's, London, a prebend in that church, if one were void, or when one fell void, to be conferred upon him, and whereas that church is known to be the king's special chapel and specially belonging to his patronage, wholly exempt from episcopal jurisdiction, and immediately subject to the pope ; the king appeals to the pope against his conferring any prebend in that church upon the said R. or any other clerk, and has appointed William de Roeng', clerk, as his proctor to make the said appeal.
Grant, with the assent of G. Marshal, earl of Pembroke, to W. de Cantilupo the younger of the custody of Eva, one of the daughters and heirs of William de Breusa, with her marriage, with the custody of Berkeven[ny] and other lands falling to her ; and if she die before her full age, he shall hold these lands until the full age of the other daughters and heirs.
Signification to H. bishop of Ely of the royal assent to the election of David, sometime prior of Thorneye, to be abbot of that place.
Charge to the sheriff of Wilts to come at the mandate of John de Plessetis, or of his constable of the king's castle of Devizes, or of Nicholas de Bolevill, to them or their administrators and take evildoers, as well in the forest as without, and to give his counsel and aid for the preservation of the peace in the county, and to deliver such prisoners to the said constable to keep until further order.
July 26. Westminster.
Mandate to the mayor and jurats of the commonalty of Bordeaux to deliver the rent of Michaelmas term next, which they owe to the king, of the farm of their town to Hubert Huse, seneschal of Gascony, for the king's works in those parts.
Notification to W. archbishop of York, that the king has ratified the appeal interposed before the archbishop for the king's right touching the church of Durham, by his proctors John de Lexinton and Geoffrey de Langele.
July 27. Westminster.
Notification to the pope that the king has appointed Master Alexander le Seculer, whom he has sent to the court of Rome on his affairs, as his proctor and has given him power to appoint a substitute therein if necessary. And these letters are without term.
July 28. Guildford.
To all sheriffs, constables and bailiffs of cities and boroughs through whose bailiwicks William le Breton, Elias de Sunninges, Philip de Assellis and Philip le Brun, justices appointed for the custody of the Jews, Aaron and Leo, Jews of York, David, Jew of Oxford, Benedict Crespin, Aaron Blund, Aaron son of Abraham, Jacob Crespin and Elias le Evesk, pass. It has been provided by the council that an inquisition shall be made, by oath of Christians and Jews, or otherwise as may be done most cautiously and subtly, before the said justices, touching Jews who are clippers of coin, thieves and the receivers of these in the several cities and boroughs where Jews dwell and are conversant, and that all Jews convicted by such inquisition or otherwise be ejected from the realm of England, never to return ; and that all the houses, lands, rents and chattels of such Jews shall fall and remain to the king. As the king wills that this provision be executed without delay, he orders them to cause to come before the said justices and Jews, when they arrive, so many Christians as will suffice to make the said inquisition together with Jews whom the said justices and Jews shall select from the several cities and boroughs.
Mandate to the assessors and collectors of the thirtieth in the bishopric of Durham to deliver all money already received of Trinity term last to John son of Philip, guardian of that bishopric, to keep until further order.
The like to those in the county of Northumberland to cause the arrears of St. Andrew's term, 22 Henry III, to be carried to Durham, and deliver the same to the said John. The sheriff has been commanded to let them have carriage and safe conduct.
July 29. Farnham.
Presentation of Michael de Reynivill to the prebend late of Nemyn Cheyn in the church of Cashel, in the king's gift by reason of the archbishopric of Cashel being in his hands ; directed to the dean and chapter of Cashel.
July 29. Sutton.
Mandate to Aaron and Leo, Jews of York, Benedict Crespin, David de Oxonia and all other Jews of England to take care of Seman, the king's balister, finding him reasonably in necessaries as well robes as other things as the king formerly ordered, so that he may not through their default have to come again to the king to complain of them.
Aug. 7. Marwell
Grant to W. bishop of Carlisle, or his assigns, for a fine of 200 marks, of the custody during the minority of the heirs of the lands of Udard de Wygeton, with the custody and marriage of the heirs, and with the marriage of Christina late the wife of the said Udard, so that the said Christina may not marry without the bishop's permission.
Aug. 10. Marwell.
Master Simon de Steyland, king's clerk, has made fine with the king in 100l. to have the custody of the heirs of Ralph son of Bernard with the marriage of the heirs.
Presentation of Ottobonus, clerk of the legate, to the church of St. Nicholas, Durham, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Durham ; directed to the archbishop of York.
The like of John de Sancto Amando to the church of Stocton, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester; directed to the bishop of Salisbury.
Aug. 15. Marwell.
Mandate to A. late the wife of Ralph son of Bernard, in accordance with the bond she made by letters patent to surrender at the king's demand the heirs of the said Ralph, her lord, the custody of whom the king granted to her at the time because of their tender years, to deliver them to Blaise de la Mare and William Moissun, messengers of the king's special clerk, Master Simon de Esteilland, to whom the king has granted their custody and marriage.
In like manner is written to Robert de Aguyllun and William Branche.
Notification to the archbishop of York that the king has ratified the appeals which Masters W. de Gloucestre and Simon de Steyland, king's clerks, interposed before him in the matter of the Durham election, and has appointed David the clerk, the bearer, to renew the same and to make fresh appeal.
Sept. 17. Coventry.
Afterwards the letters were renewed by the same words.
Sept. 17. Coventry.
Notification to the said archbishop that the king, suspecting the examination made by him in the matter of Durham, has appointed the said David, the bearer, to decline his said examination.
Afterwards the letters were renewed by the same words.
Sept. 17. Coventry.
Aug. 15. Marwell.
Grant to Master William de Gloucestre, king's clerk, who receives 60 marks a year from the chamber, as the king desires his rapid promotion, that the king will provide him with an ecclesiastical benefice to that yearly value at least as soon as possible, on condition that when he be so provided the king shall be quit of the payment of the said 60 marks.
Presentation of Simon de London, chaplain of the chapel of St. Stephen, Westminster, to the vicarage of the church of Wootton St. Laurence (Wutton Hordarii) in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester ; directed to Hugh de Roches', archdeacon of Winchester.
Collation to John de Sancto Amando of the prebend late of John Sarracenus in the king's chapel of Bruges ; with mandate to the constable of Bruges to induct him.
Notification to the legate that in the cause before him between the king of the one part and the abbot of Derham, the prior of Walsingham, Bartholomew le Clerk and Ralph le Prestre (Presbiterum) of the other part, touching the church of Walsingham or the collation thereof made to the king's prejudice, the king has appointed as his proctor Thomas, his clerk; and this he signifies to his adversaries.
Mandate to brother Hugh de Stocton and his fellows, keepers of the thirtieth, to deliver 86l. which they have in half-pence (in obolis) of the said thirtieth, to John de Ely, king's clerk, to bring to the king.
Aug. 20. Marwell.
Bartholomew Peche has made fine in 60 marks to have the custody of the lands late of Walter de Mucegros, which by hereditary right descend to Walter son of Miles de Mucegros, nephew of the said Walter, a ward in the custody of the said Bartholomew by grant of the earl of Hereford. on condition that if Ralph de Thoeny recover the custody of the manors of Multon and Wilfirton, which are of his fee and without the earldom (extra com'), the said fine shall be reduced according to the value of the said manors and the extent of the lands left in his custody ; and if the said Walter son of Miles die the king has granted to the said Bartholomew, so far as pertains to him, the custody and marriage of his brother William.
The said Bartholomew has made fine with the king by 140 marks to have the custody during the minority of the heirs, of the lands and heirs of Robert de Thurevill, who held of the king in chief ; with the marriage of the heirs.
To the bishop of Salisbury and the archdeacon of Wells. Whereas the king has heard that W. de Badeston, clerk, has obtained apostolic letters directed to them to provide for him in some church in the diocese of Salisbury, and they by the said authority have seen fit to provide for him in the church of Shepwyk, belonging immediately to the deanery of Winburn ; and whereas the said deanery is a special chapel belonging to the king and is known to pertain to his patronage ; in order that they shall not confer any prebend or church in the said deanery upon the said W. or other the king inhibits them commanding them to revoke what they have attempted ; and that they go no farther he appeals to the apostolic see, and appoints Philip de Salfeteby (sic) as his proctor to make such appeal.
Aug. 27. Winchester.
Licence for William de Fraxino to come to England to speak and treat with the king touching his affairs ; until next Easter. By brother G.
Mandate to the constable of the Tower of London, and R. Renger, mayor of London, to receive 200 marks of the thirtieth, which the assessors and collectors of the same of the counties of Buckingham and Bedford will deliver to them, and to cause the same to be kept safelyuntil further order.
Mandate to the said assessors and collectors to bring in their own persons the said 200 marks, which they have at Dunstable, to London, with the conduct of the sheriffs, to be delivered as above.
Mandate to the sheriff of Bedeford and Buckingham to be aiding to the collectors of the thirtieth in those counties in collecting the thirtieth for Michaelmas term, and the arrears thereof.
Aug. 26. Winchester.
Licence for Nicholas Malesmeyns, a crusader, to let for four years from Midsummer next the lands of his inheritance in Burton, Bordesleg, and Kinestaneston, to wit, for one year beyond the term of the crusaders; and for the lessee to hold for that term without impediment.
June 18. St. Alban's.
Grant to Robert de Muscegros of the custody, during the minority of the heirs, of the land of Nicholas de Fiscampis in Kennemarton, which the said Nicholas formerly leased to him for a term not yet expired.
On Saturday the eve of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 22 Henry III, the bishop of Cycestre, the chancellor, being then postulated as bishop of Winchester, surrendered to the king at Winchester the king's seal by his own hand and by the king's order.
Sept. 2. King's Clere
Simon de Monte Forti and A. countess of Pembroke, his wife, have letters of request directed to their tenants of a reasonable aid to be made to them for their expenses. By A. de Sancto Amando.
Aug. 31. Winchester.
Mandate to Henry sacristan of St. Swithun's and Robert le Clerk of the soke, guardians of the thirtieth of the bishopric of Winchester, to pay out of the said thirtieth in the wardrobe to G. the king's almoner 300l. for the king's expenses, and it shall be computed to them at the Exchequer.
Sept. 6. Woodstock
William de Cantilupo the younger has letters of request directed to the tenants of the honor of Tamewurth to have an aid for the fine which he made with the executors of the will of P. sometime bishop of Winchester, for the custody and marriage of the heir of that honor.
By A. de Sancto Amando.
Sept. 5. Woodstock.
Pardon to Master Simon de Steyland of the 10l. a year due from him for the manor of Ryngwud, which the king granted to him for life.
Sept. 6. Woodstock.
Signification to the archbishop of Bordeaux that the king is wellpleased that Hugh de Vivona should lease to him the custody, during the minority of the heir, of the land and heir of Bernard de Bevill, with the marriage of the heir, which the said Hugh has of the king's grant, on condition that he give security that, when the king or his seneschal of Gascony find it necessary, the archbishop will deliver the castles belonging to the said custody to the king or his seneschal, to be restored afterwards to the archbishop ; and the king has instructed Hubert Huse, the seneschal, to receive his security.
By A. de Sancto Amando and William de Cantilupo.
Notification to all knights and others who owe the king service of goshawks that he is sending to them Walter Wobod, king's serjeant, to enjoin them to prepare against the coming season to come to the king and do their due service as Walter will say to them from him.
Grant to Master Simon de Steyland of the custody, during the minority of the heirs, of the lands and heirs of Ralph son of Bernard, with the marriage of the heirs. [In the margin: Pro Magistro Simone Normanno.]
Prohibition of a tournament to be held at Cantebrig on the octaves of the Nativity of the Blessed Mary.
Sept. 8. Woodstock.
Protection for the abbot of Stanlegh, co. Wilts, gone to the chapter of the Cistercian order, until his return.
Membrane 1 (Schedule).
In the [22nd] year of King Henry son of King John these writs were made at Wudestok in the king's wardrobe, the clerks of the Chancery not knowing of them, because they were made against the chancellor then postulated to be bishop of Winchester, and afterwards the roll was surrendered.
In the 22nd year of King Henry son of King John, about the Nativity of the Blessed Mary, Master S. de Steiland was sent to the court of Rome with letters procuratorial in these words. The king notifies to the pope that he has appointed the said Simon, the pope's clerk, as his proctor in the matter of the election or postulation lately made by the prior and some of the monks of R. bishop of Chichester to be bishop of Winchester, before the pope or the auditors deputed by him, with power to swear on the king's soul, and with promise to pay whatever is adjudged. Dated at Wodestok, 4 September.
Also other letters procuratorial were given to him.
Sept. 4. Woodstock
Notification to the pope that the king has appointed the said Simon, papal chaplain, as his proctor, in all causes in the court of Rome, and especially in those between the king of the one part and the prior and convent of Norwich and the prior and convent of Durham of the other part, with like power and like promise.
Sept. 4. Woodstock.
There were also given to him three pairs of letters of credit, each being for 300 marks.
[Cancelled.] Because use surrendered, no loan being made..
Also three pairs of like letters for 200 marks each.
[Cancelled.] Because surrendered in like manner.
The same Master S. has one pair of letters to Bonaouillin, Bovincontry, Franketus, Beucheven, Bernard Rustic, citizens and merchants of Florence, for the loan of 1,000l. under the above form.
He has a writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for 1,000l. to be delivered to the said merchants on the quinzaine of Michaelmas next.
Sept. 8. Woodstock.
Appointment of Roger son of Osbert, Thomas de Sancto Audomaro, Michael de Bavent and Richard le Butiller of Upton, with the sheriff of Norfolk, as wardens of the fair of Yarmouth and keepers of the peace there. By K.
In the same manner it is written to each by letters close.
Writ de intendendo for them, directed to the good-men of Yarmouth and all persons coming to the fair there.
Sept. 8. Woodstock.
Protection for one year from Michaelmas next for Master Simon de Steyland. By brother Geoffrey.
Sept. 9. Woodstock.
Notification to Master R. archdeacon of Oxford that the king has heard that the parson of Nortleya and his proctors are attempting to extort the prima leyato defunctorum and some other things of ancient custom belonging to the king's chapel of Stontefeld, and therefore he prohibits him from proceeding in the cause that is before him between Joseph, chaplain of the said chapel, and the parishioners thereof of the one part, and the parson of Northleia and his proctors of the other part, and that he do nothing against the king's dignity the king appeals to the apostolic see.
Sept. 15. Kenilworth.
Writ de intendendo to the good-men of Newcastle under Lyme in favour of Simon de Norwico, whom the king is sending to them to enquire touching the state, issues, rents and all other profits of that manor.
By brother G.
Mandate to Adam Esturmy to deliver to him the castle of Newcastle under Lyme, which is in his custody, with all the crops and goods there, the king having committed the same during pleasure to the custody of the said Simon. By brother G.
Sept 17. Coventry.
Grant to John Burdun, who has to wife the niece of John de Lexinton ........... By William de Cantilupo.
Sept. 20. Bobbington.
Grant to Master Nicholas de Farenham, parson of the church of Burton, that the two acres of corn, one sown with wheat and one with cats, which he used to have in the king's demesne of Sloctres, he shall continue to have as he used to do before Thomas Biset had the manor of Sloctres de baillio nostro, and before Roger de Clifford held it in fee by gift of the king. By John son of Geoffrey.
Mandate to the bailiffs of Sloctres to permit him to have them accordingly.
Sept. 26. Shrewsbury.
Mandate to Maurice son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, to receive honourably Master Andrew de Bavenn, papal subdeacon, chaplain of the legate O. cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere, whom the latter is sending to Ireland on the affairs of the church of Rome, and to give him safe-conduct and be aiding to him in the business.
Mandate to Simon de Norwico to deliver the castle of Newcastle under Lyme, which was in his custody after Adam Esturmy surrendered it to the king, to Henry de Aldithele, to whom the king has committed it during pleasure ; saving to the king the crops and stocks there and the farm of the town for Michaelmas term, 22 Henry III.
Appointment, during pleasure, of the said Henry to the custody of the said castle and manor, at a rent at the Exchequer of 68l. 18s. 2½d; and he is to have all the issues of the manor and castellany, estover in the wood there and other reasonable profits of the said wood without sale and service, and the customs which the good men of the town of Newcastle under Lyme used to pay when they were in the king's hands; and he shall treat the good men by the same laws and customs as they used to be treated at that time, and they are to hold their lands and assarts as they used to do, and they are to be intendant and helping unto him.
Sept. 27. Wenlock.
Signification to the bishop of Salisbury of the royal assent to the presentation which Henry de Gamages, parson of the church of Tudululvestrid (sic), which is of the king's gift, made of Richard de Tidelveshid, chaplain, [to the vicarage of that church], and mandate to the bishop to admit him to the same vicarage which Elias the vicar had in that church.
Sept. 29. Worcester.
Commission, during pleasure, to John de Plessetis of the manors of Devizes and Rudes, and mandate to the good-men thereof to be intendant to him in respect of their customs and services.
The like mandate to the foresters and verderers of the forests of Chipeham and Melkesham in respect of all things pertaining to those forests.
Oct. 4. Woodstock.
Commission to Roger son of Osbert, Thomas de Sancto Audomaro, Michael de Bavent and Richard le Butiller of Upton, appointing them with the sheriff of Norfolk to the custody of Yarmouth fair and keepers of the peace there.
Writ de intendendo to the good-men of Yarmouth.
The like to all persons resorting there.
Oct. 8. Windsor.
Notification to Hugh Giffard, constable of the Tower of London, delivered by the hand of Richard de Sarr[isburia], his clerk, in the wardrobe at Windlesor on Friday before St. Denis, 22 Henry III, of 40 marks and jewels of gold of the weight of 40d., which were found in the house of Belia de Norhamton, Jewess, who adjured the realm for larceny at London.
Oct. 15. Westminster.
Grant, so far as pertains to the king, to Peter de Muntefort that he may close and assart his riffletta of Wulgareshag and Brenles, and nevertheless have his common of pasture for his demesne beasts in the out-[woods belonging to the] king's park of Ridlinton.
Writ de intendendo to William de Forz and Christiana his [wife], John de Bailliol and [Dervorguil] his wife, Isabel de Bruys, Henry de Hastinges and Ada his wife, in favour of John de Ulecot and Everard de Trumpinton appointed to make a partition of the lands and fees late of J. sometime earl of Chester and Huntindon without the county of Chester . . .
Commission to the said John and Everard to make such partition.