Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 3, 1232-1247. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by the IHR Trust. Rights unknown.
1238, membranes 10d, 9d, 8d, 7d, 6d, 5d, 4d
Feb. 10. Windsor
Commission to William de Amblya, Richard Mauduyt, Giles de Wathesham and William de Burnevill, shewing that, because the king has heard that the said Giles and William de Burnevill are advocates of the prior of Brisete and that William de Batesford has granted in almoin to the prior the whole tenement which he had in Batesford and which he held of Robert de Tateshal and Robert held of the king in chief, and that the prior has arramed an assize of novel disseisin touching the tenement before the king against the said Robert, and it is manifestly contrary to the liberty which the king granted in common to the magnates in the realm of England that any one should grant his whole tenement in almoin, he commands them to respite the said assize until the coming of the justices at the first assize in those parts or until the king's first coming to those parts.
March 6. Kempton.
Supplication is made to the pope that weighing the divers perils to the king and his realm which may result from the recall of the legate which the pope has made, the pope will grant an indult for the said legate to fill his office in England until the king's affairs so well begun by him are brought to a happy issue, and the tranquillity of England, to which he was in all things necessary, as P. Sarracenus will set forth, is more strongly established for the future by his control.
In like manner it is written by letters close to the pope, and to the cardinals that they interpose their prayers.
March 8. Eempton.
To L. prince of Aberfrau and lord of Snaudon. The king is sending to him Amaury de Sancto Amando, the king's steward, with Henry de Aldithele and John Lestrange to make amends for the attacks committed upon him and his against the truce.
Mandate to the said Henry de Haldithele and John to go on Saturday before Mid-Lent to meet Amaury at the ford below Muntgumery to do this.
To John son of Alan. Whereas the king lately sent certain persons to Leuelin to make amends, as above, and to make a firm peace or a truce between the king and him, [and] his envoys were able to find no peace with the same L. or measure touching the amends to be made, or the peace or truce to be entered into ; and because it is expedient that he be prepared against assaults of the said L. ; the king commands him to provide for the sufficient defence of the march, so that the lands of the king or of himself may not by his default suffer danger, and if necessary he may resist the said L. at an opportune season.
In the same manner it is written to Walter de Clifford, Herbert son of Peter, Thomas Corbet, Walter de Baskervill, John Lestrange, H. earl of Hereford, Henry de Aldithele, John de Monemue, Ralph de Mortuo Mari, Roger Picard, William de Stutevill, John son of Alan.
May 3. Windsor.
Mandate to the abbot of St. Mary's York, and the convent of that place, without delay, to let the mayor of York have the goods late of Joan, queen of Scots, which she deposited with them, to do therewith what Thomas de Dunholmia, citizen of London, will tell him from the king.
The like to the prior of Newstead and the convent of that place to let the said Thomas have all goods of the said queen deposited with them after her death by brother John de Sancto Egidio and Henry de Baillol ; to do therewith what the king has enjoined on him.
Acknowledgement by W. bishop of Worcester, of the receipt from the king of 1000 marks, 13s. 4d. being reckoned to the mark, for the needs of his church, and promise to repay the same, to wit, at All Saints, 23 Henry III, 100l. and at the following Easter 100l. and so at the same terms yearly 200l. until the whole be paid, for which sum the bishop binds himself, his church and his goods, renouncing all ecclesiastical privilege, and submitting himself on this to the jurisdiction of the archbishop of Canterbury, that he may compel him to pay by ecclesiastical censure, and granting that, in case of non-payment, the king may enter his lands and hold his goods until fully satisfied of his debt.
April 23. Abingdon.
Mandate to the mayor and good-men of Oxford to do what Amaury de Sancto Amando and Robert de Ros will tell them from the king touching the trespasses committed by the university of the clerks of Oxford at Oxford against O. cardinal deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere, and to behave in such a way that the king do not have to betake himself to them.
May 4. Windsor.
Request to archbishops, bishops and all other prelates of churches throughout England to receive and hear the envoy of the house of St. Sampson, Constantinople, and to give the house aid of their charity.
Safe-conduct for brother Thomas, envoy of the said house.
May 5. Windsor.
Notification to all bailiffs, &c. that Thomas son of Brian and Master Robert de Sancta Agatha have withdrawn from Oxford for their own business, with the king's licence, and they are not to interfere with them on account of the king's order for the arrest of clerks withdrawing from that town.
May 12. Westminster.
Henry de Ballol has mainprised for Engelram de Bayllol, Bernard de Hyndele, Robert de Paxton and Adam de Pokifeld, clerks, to have them before the legate or before the king at the king's order, to stand their trial touching the trespasses committed against the legate at Oseneye ; and they have letters of licence to go where they will with horses, men and harness.
[May 14. Westminster.]
Licence for Master William de Gretton, Richard de Lycchebrok, Henry de Gray and Walter de Gray, clerks of the archbishop of York, to withdraw from Oxford and go where they will, with men, horses and harness.
They had also letters close directed to the constable, mayor and bailiffs of Oxford for the same business.
Prohibition of a tournament to be held at Wares on Monday after the Ascension.
May 29. St, Edmunds
Form of the letters of the king's demesnes to be extended to the use of the king of Scots. To John son of Philip, Richard de Levinton and William Dacre. It has been provided by the king's council, in the presence of the legate and the king, W. archbishop of York, W. bishop of Worcester, W. bishop of Carlisle and R. bishop of Chichester and others, on Monday before the Ascension, 22 Henry III, touching the making of the extent of 200l. of land for the king of Scots in the counties of Northumberland and Cumberland, according to the covenant between the two kings in presence of the said legate at York, to wit, that two knights shall come to those parts from each side to make the said extent in the presence of the clerk of the legate, and these four knights shall swear before the legate's clerk to make the same without fraud or favour, and shall then select under their oath twelve, or more or less as shall seem expedient, good men of the country, trustworthy men from without the lands to be extended, who are not suspected of either party, to make the extent ; and these shall swear to extend truly the lands nominated to them, and the special liberties and amercements granted by the king in those lands, and this done the four knights shall examine their verdict either in common or singly and draw it up in writing ; and if all four agree accredited envoys of the king of Scots shall receive the said lands, but if they disagree in anything, especially over the valuation of the said liberties and amercements, and the disagreement cannot be settled either by themselves or by the mediation of the clerk of the legate, all things shall be referred to the legate and settled by his arbitration. Wherefore the king commands them to be at Karleol on Sunday before Midsummer to meet the two representatives of the king of Scots to make the said extent accordingly ; and he has commanded the sheriffs to provide jurors.
Mandate in pursuance to John son of Philip to be there with Richard de Levintun and William Dacre, to whom mandates have been sent.
The like to Richard de Levinton and William Dacre.
Mandate as above to Robert de Creppinges ; and he is to see that the extent be so made that it be without harm to the king and that the king of Scots may not have cause to complain of injury.
Mandate to the sheriff of Cumberland to provide a jury then.
The like to the sheriff of Northumberland.
Mandate to the king of Scots to send his two representatives to Carlisle then.
[June 24. Woodstock.]
Appointment of Geoffrey de Armenteres, Simon de Trop, Henry de Raund[es] and John de Hulecot as justices to cause to come before them the prisoners in the gaol at Luffenham, whom Richard le Miller, approver of Norhampton, appeals, many of whom put themselves upon their vicinage; and the sheriff of Roteland is commanded, on the day and place provided by them, to have the said prisoners and vicinage before them.
[after July 4. Reading].
Form of the letters of Leuelin of the prorogation of the truce. Llewelin, prince of Aberfrau and lord of Snaudon, notifies that he has ratified the prorogation for one year of the truce between the king and his men of the one part and himself and his men, Welsh and others, of the other part, made in the 20th year of the king to last until St. James, 22 Henry III, according to the form of the said truce last made, with all the conventions and articles on that form contained. For the confirmation of which prorogation, the said Llewelin caused Ydenevet Vachan, Eynan Vachan, Master David, archdeacon of St. Asaph, and Philip son of Evor, after touching the gospels, to swear on his soul that he would cause it to be observed by him and his with all the said conventions and articles, on condition that notwithstanding such prorogation amends shall be made for trespasses and interceptions committed on either side, according to the form provided before in the aforesaid truce. [Fœdera.]