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1241, membranes 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2

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Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 3, 1232-1247. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.

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1241, membranes 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2

1241. Jan. 2. Westminster.

Protection, without term, for Walter, abbot of Peterborough, gone to the court of Rome.

The like for the prior and canons of Cartemel ; and licence for them to buy their necessaries in Ireland quit of custom and cause them to be brought to their house.

Jan. 3. Westminster.

Notification to Master John de Kaisneto, canon of Arras, that the king has appointed his clerk Master James as his proctor before the said John to appeal for the privilege granted to the king by the pope, to wit, that prelates and other magnates of the realm shall not be drawn into causes beyond seas.

Safe-conduct, until Easter, for A. archbishop of Armagh, primate of Ireland, going to Ireland.

Jan. 7. Westminster.

Prohibition of a tournament to be held at Cambridge on Tuesday after the Epiphany.

Jan. 7. Westminster.

Mandate to Mereduc son of Owen in no case to do his homage to any person but the king for the barony which he holds and ought to hold of the king, or to answer for the same to anyone except in the king's court before the king or before his steward.

The like to Maylgun son of Maylgun, Rees the Younger (Juniori) and the bishop of St. Davids.

Jan. 6. Westminster.

Exemption of Henry Mauveisin from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, so long as he be of the household of W. earl of Ferrars.

Jan. 8. Westminster.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for 20l. to be paid yearly to William son of Ernisius for life, at the four terms, the king having granted him that sum for his maintenance.

Power to John Lestrange and Henry de Aldithele to conduct David son of Llewelin and those with him in coming to the king at Worcester.

Jan. 10. Windsor.

Notification to the barons of the Cinque Ports that the king has given power to H. de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, to make amends for (ad emendandum) trespasses and plaints arising in their liberty not amended by them.

Jan. 11. Windsor.

Promise to the good men of la Réole to pay to them at Midsummer the 30 marks remaining to be paid of 1,010 marks which the king owed to them for the loss of their houses in the building of the king's castle of la Réole and for the loss of their houses and things on the entry of the king's brother R. earl of Cornwall and Poitou, when the said town was surrendered to him.

Jan. 12. Windsor.

To the count of Flanders and Hainault, the king's uncle. The king is sending his servants Wibert de Kancia and Richard his marshal, the bearers, to the fair of Lagny sur Marne (Leiny super Marl') to buy things and merchandise there to the king's use, and because by reason of the danger of the roads he thinks they ought not to carry money, he begs the count to let the count's merchants pay for them to the amount of 1,000 marks, and he will repay them at the day and place appointed by the said king's servants.

[Cancelled.] Because the letters were surrendered.

Request to Peter Rikewaud to let them have a loan to the sum of 500 marks for the same purpose, and the king promises to repay the same in like manner.

The like to Arnald Beraud for 500 marks.

Jan. 13. Windsor,

Grant to Master John de Dya of 20l. a year payable at the Exchequer at Easter and Michaelmas, until the king provides him with an ecclesiastical benefice.

Jan. 14. Windsor.

Grant to Master Peter de Alpibus, the queen's doctor (medico), of the prebend in the chapel of St. Clement in the castle of Pontefract, late of Walter, sometime receiver of J. sometime earl of Lincoln, in the king's gift by reason of his custody of the land and heir of the said earl.

Jan. 16. Reading.

Grant to Nicholas de Bolevill of the first custody that falls into the king's hands of the value of 30l. a year, with the marriage of the heir, if a female, to the use of William de Bolevill, his son, and if a male, he shall nevertheless keep the custody until the king can provide him with a like custody and the marriage of a female heir.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Bartholomew Peche and Joan de Gorges to the custody of the lands of Ralph de Gorges and Ellen his wife ; and writ de intendendo to the tenants thereof.

Jan. 17. Reading.

Grant to William de Trublevill of 25 marks a year at the Exchequer, until the king can provide him with an equivalent of land or rent out of escheats or wards.

Jan. 22. Winchester.

Grant to Hugh de Vivona and his assigns of the custody, during the minority of the heirs, of the land and heirs of Robert de Guuiz, with the marriage of the heirs.

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

The like of Roger de Hyda, Philip de Couele and Miles de Bello Campo.

MEMBRANE 10.

Protection, without term, for the abbot of Dureford and his church.

Mandate to Master S. archdeacon of Canterbury to institute Sampson de Saunford to the church of Wudeton in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Canterbury.

Jan. 26. Marlborough.

Grant, for a fine of 120 marks, to Matthew Bezil of the custody of the land and heirs of Roger de Norton, with the marriage of the heirs ; with licence for him to assign or bequeath the same to whom he will.

Protection, without term, for the Converts of London.

Jan. 26. Marlborough.

To the prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem. As the king's mother in law, the countess of Provence, desires that the town and place of Manosque (Manuasca), which the prior holds in the county of Forcalquier (Folcalchar), shall be handed over to her in her lifetime, at a certain farm, the king, for the indemnity of their house and order binds himself for the payment of the farm agreed upon between them and for the surrender of the said town and palace to the Hospital after her death, and promises to keep the hospital harmless touching the said contracts with the said countess.

Jan. 30. Cirencester.

Safe-conduct, until Mid-Lent, for Mailgun son of Mailgun and Rees the younger, coming to the king at Hereford.

Feb. 3. Hereford.

The like for Mereduc son of Owen, Owen son of Yavard and Owen son of Meredue.

Protection, until Mid-Lent, for J. Lestrange, to conduct in person or by one of his knights Owen son of Hoel, Mereduc son of Mailgun, Hoel son of Cadwadlam, Mereduc son of Hoel, and Cadwadlam his brother, in coming to Worcester to speak with the king.

The monks of Abbendun have licence to elect a pastor by W. the prior of the same house, W. the sacristan, Th. the precentor, R. de Gipeswic and J. de Oxonia.

Feb. 7. Hereford.

Release to the heirs of John de Lexinton, whom the king has sent to the court of Rome, if he die before his return, of all accusation which Simon, dean of Chester, has made or could have made, against the said John of all the excesses which he laid to his charge of the time that the said John and Simon had the custody of the county of Chester.

Feb. 7. Hereford.

Royal assent to the election of Master Nicholas de Farnham as bishop of Durham, with mandate to the archbishop of York to do his part herein.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants of the bishopric.

Feb. 12. Worcester.

Feb. 12. Worcester.

Presentation of John Bezill to the church of Esinden with the chapel of Beiford ; directed to the bishop of Lincoln.

Mandate to Henry de Neketon to deliver the castle of the bishopric of Durham and the castle of Norham to Master Nicholas de Farnham.

Feb. 12. Worcester.

Protection, until three years from Easter next, for Henry de Bros.

Mandate to Robert Anketil to deliver to John de Lexinton and Master John de Dya 258 marks, residue of 500 marks which the king ordered to be paid (numerari) by Clarius and his fellows, merchants of Florence, to Master Att', king's clerk, and the said Robert for the furtherance of his affairs, to do therewith as the king has enjoined on them ; and to give credence to what the said John and John will say to him on the king's behalf.

Feb. 12. Worcester.

Notification to G. the pope, of the appointment of the said John and as the king's proctors.

The like of Nicholas de Bolevill and Master Alexander le Seculer.

Feb. 12. Worcester.

Notification that John Lestrange, to whom the king has committed the castles of Muntgumery, Shrewsbury and Bruges and the castles likewise of the county of Chester, during pleasure, has sworn on the Holy Gospels before the king and by letters patent bound himself, that, in the event of the king's death, he will deliver the said castles to Eleanor, his queen, to the use of Edward his son and heir or another heir begotten or to be begotten by the king of the said queen ; the king has granted to him that from the time when he has delivered the said castles to the queen, or her assigns, or if the king resume them, the said bond shall not be binding, but he and his heirs shall be quit thereof.

To the mayor and barons of London. Although Richard de Haddestok, citizen of London, be in the king's service at the Exchequer, it is the king's will that he shall enjoy the same liberties in the city of London and without as he enjoyed before he came to the Exchequer, and the king commands them to permit him to do so.

Like letters as in the last entry but one for William de Cantilupo touching the keeping of the castle of Nottingham.

Feb. 14. Worcester.

Commission, during pleasure, to Hugh de Vivona, of the counties of Somerset and Dorset, to receive all the issues thereof for the custody of the castles of Corfe and Sireburn, and of the said counties.

Feb. 14. Worcester.

Grant for life to Edward son of Odo de Westm[onasterio] of that die in Canterbury which John son of Robert held of the archbishopric (sic) of Canterbury, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the said archbishopric at the time of the death of the said John ; he discharging the king towards Robert de Cantuaria, clerk of the king's chapel, of 100s. yearly which the latter used to receive from the issues of the change of Canterbury for a die which the king had previously granted to him in the city of Canterbury, and he afterwards quit-claimed to the king for 100s. yearly.

Grant to Andrew the clerk, brother of Master Alexander le Seculer, of 3 marks a year, by the name of the parsonage of the said Alexander's church of Falleg, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester ; directed to H. de Roches, archdeacon of Winchester.

Feb. 15. Evesham.

Notification that the good men of Sabres, with the king's assent, have strengthened (firmacerunt) the king's castle there, on condition that they shall render yearly at Michaelmas 8l. 10s. (de costa et questu), and at Mid-May 30s. of cess (de censu), with such customs and liberties as the men of Herbefavere.

Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Buell' to the custody of the castle of Rochelle [rectius La Réole] ; with mandate to all men of la Réole [corrected from Rochelle] to be attendant to him as the king's bailiff in all that pertains to such custody.

Notification that the good men of Azjusan, with the king's assent, have strengthened the king's castle there, on this condition, that they render yearly at Michaelmas from every house of the town 12d. of cess, and 54s. de questu and at Christmas 20s. of cess ; with such customs and liberties as the men of Herbefawere.

Mandate to Rostand de Solariis, citizen of Bordeaux, to let William de Buell' have 100 pounds of Bordeaux to fortify the castle of la Réole, which the king has committed to his custody during pleasure, and the king will repay that money out of the issues of the city of Bordeaux ; and request to him to give his counsel and aid to the said William in the king's matters which the latter will set forth to him.

MEMBRANE 9.

Feb. 10. Worcester.

Quit-claim to Master Nicholas de Farnham of all exactions and demands which the king might make for any reason or any case on account of anything pertaining to the service in which the said Master has stood at any time, and discharge of him from the ties of the king's court (a nexibus curie nostre).

Feb. 18. Woodstock.

Letter of credit for the king's clerks, Masters Att' of Parma (Parmen') and J. de Dya and J. de Lexinton, the king's envoys to the court of Rome, or any of them ; to the amount of 100 marks.

The like for 200 marks, a second for 200 marks, and a third for 100 marks.

Feb. 18. Woodstock.

Safe-conduct, for three years from Easter, for Lambert Pilat', burgess of Douai, coming to the realm to trade, and grant that he shall not be responsible for any debt whereof he is not surety or principal debtor.

Protection, for one year from the Annunciation for Master Att'.

Feb. 21. Woodstock.

Promise to the abbot and convent of Westminster, who at the king's instance have granted the church of Audeham to Peter Chaceporc, to keep them harmless touching the said collation.

Feb. 28. Woodstock.

Royal assent to the election of John, monk of Abbendon, to be abbot of the same house, with mandate to the bishop of Salisbury to do his part herein.

Presentation of Hugh de Gloucestre to the church of St. Anastasia in the suburb of Winchester, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester.

March 2. Woodstock.

Mandate to Aaron de Eboraco, Aaron le Blund of London, Davit de Oxonia and Aaron son of Abraham de London, Jews, Upon pain of all they possess, not to fail to let the king have 400 marks at Oxford next Monday, by way of prest, and the king will repay them in the wardrobe wherever he may be by the quinzaine of Easter.

Protection, until Christmas in the twenty-sixth year, for the prior of St. Andrew's, Northampton.

Royal assent to the election of Richard le Ireis, as mayor of Winchester; and writ de intendendo to all the citizens.

Presentation of Master Henry de Caumbre to the church of Farlegh, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester; directed to the official of the archdeacon of Winchester.

March 5. Oxford.

Protection, without term, for Peter de Malo Lacu.

Power to John Lestrange to conduct David [son of Llewelin] sometime prince of North Wales, in coming to Shrewsbury to do and receive justice there on Sunday before Palm Sunday before certain of the king's lieges whom he will send at that day to do justice to the same David (ad just[iciam] tenendam eidem D'd) for injuries committed against him, and to others wishing to complain of the said David.

Appointment of Hugh bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, S. de Segrave, W. de Cantulluppo and John Lestrange to hear the plaint of John de Monte Alto, steward of Chester, which he shall wish to lay before them, touching D'd son of L. sometime prince of North Wales, and likewise the plaints of all persons who wish to complain of the said D. before them; and likewise to hear the plaints of the said D. and others of his party wishing to complain of certain persons of Wales of the March; and to do justice therein.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Walter de Godarvill [and John de Gereseye—cancelled] to the custody of all the lands and castles late of Walter de Lacy in Ireland, to answer for them at the Exchequer of Dublin; and mandate to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, to cause the same to be delivered to him.

Mandate to Simon de Tybosop to deliver to him the castle of Trim, late of the said Walter.

Protection, until his return, for Walter de Godarvill, gone to Ireland as the king's envoy.

March 7. Wallingford.

Royal assent to the election of John de Blosmenill as abbot of Abbendon ; with mandate to the tenants to be intendant to him.

Mandate to Peter de Bedinton to give him seisin of the abbey.

Mandate to the justiciary of Ireland and G. de Turvill, treasurer of Ireland, to assign to Walter de Godarvill, whom the king has sent to Ireland to keep the lands of Walter de Lacy, a fixed sum at the Exchequer of Dublin, or a parcel of the said lands, for his maintenance.

Mandate to the same to let Walter de Brion have 100s. of Michaelmas term next for his yearly fee.

March 10, Windsor.

Protection for one year from Easter for Andrew Miles and Gynes Genevensis et Nolensis, at the instance of the king's kinswoman Berengaria, queen of Castile and Toledo, in going through Gascony to recover their ship, and the goods in her, said to have been taken from them in the sea of Spain.

[March 10.] Windsor.

W. de Haverhull, W. de Sancto Eadmundo, and Peter Grimbaud have been appointed with Jeremiah de Kaxton, Peter Schaceporc and William Hardel to assess a tallage of 20,000 marks upon the Jews of England.

Grant to Peter Schaceporc of 50 marks a year at the Exchequer for his maintenance until the king provide for him in an ecclesiastical benefice of equal value or more.

March 13. Windsor.

Grant to William Synagun that he shall hold for life the land of Osmundeston, which the king previously granted him, during pleasure, for his maintenance on the king's service.

Mandate to Robert de Ros, justice of the forest, to sell by view of foresters and verderers and other freemen the whole of the underwood in the king's demesne hays and demesne woods, which are in defence ; wherever this can be done without deterioration thereof, and to answer for the same at the Exchequer ; and by oath of the same to make fixed metes and devises between the king's demesne woods and other foreign woods adjoining, so that it may clearly appear which are the king's own and which those of others. He is also to enquire touching wastes made in the king's demesne woods and assizes in the time of his predecessors, whether those who held the said wastes or now hold them, have taken anything beyond what was granted to them, and if he find anything so taken, to take that into the king's hands and make his profit thereof. He is also to forbid all the king's bailiffs of his demesne manors near the forest to permit any of the king's beasts to enter the demesne hays or woods which are in defence to feed therein, and if they do this against such order, to amend the trespass according to the custom of the forest.

March 15. Windsor,

Protection for the prior and monks of the Carthusian Order, Henton, until the prior return from beyond seas, whither he has gone to the general chapter of his order.

March 16. [Windsor.]

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for payment to Hugh Giffard or the messenger of Sibyl his wife of 10l. a year to the use of the said Sibyl, to whom the king has granted the same for her life, in consideration of her good service to the queen at the time of her first childbearing.

March 18. [Windsor.]

Mandate to the sheriffs of York, Cumberland, Westmoreland, Northumberland and Lancaster, that whenever any of them shall be required by any friar of the order of Friars Preachers, he shall use all diligence to take Syward sometime a friar of that order and now an apostate ; and when any of them shall take him, then he shall deliver him to the friars of the order.

Mandate to the free tenants of the bishopric of Hereford to make an aid to P. bishop of Hereford, in his entry into the see (novitate) such as they have been accustomed to make to his predecessors when they entered therein ; so that the bishop may not by their default have again to have recourse to the king.

Safe-conduct, until Midsummer, for John de Sancta Cruce, envoy of Sir' Fons.

March 25. Westminster.

Whereas R. the prior and the convent of Christchurch, Canterbury, in the prosecution of their election of Boniface, proctor of the church of Belley, to be archbishop of Canterbury, at the king's instance appointed his clerks Master Atton' of Parm[a], Alexander le Secular and John de Dya as their proctors in the court of Rome, lest any prejudice or expense at any time should arise to them by this, the king has granted to them for him and his heirs that the king would not that any prejudice arise on that account, and if his said clerks in the name of the said prior and convent shall see fit to contract any loan, the king is bound to recompense them.

MEMBRANE8.

Whereas, the church of Haghenet being void, the king's brother, count of Poitou and Cornwall, as well as the prior and convent of Lewes, claimed the right of presentation thereto, and the abbots of Wardon and Beaulieu Regis and R. de Esthal, clerk, to whom the count committed his power of presenting to void churches in his patronage, granted to the king power to present to this church, void by the death of Master Alan de Bekeles, and he presented thereto John Maunsel ; the king grants to his said brother and his heirs that this presentation shall not be to their prejudice.

The prior and convent of Lewes have like letters.

Other letters patent touching the same are on the dorse of this roll.

April 1. Westminster.

Protection, without term, for the hospital of St. John without the east gate of Oxford.

Royal assent to the election of Engelard, canon of Hagheman, to be abbot of that house ; and mandate to the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to do his part herein.

April 4. Westminster.

Protection, for five years from Whitsunday next, for the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Laurence, Neubrig by Ikeburgh.

Safe-conduct for three weeks from the Close of Easter until the octaves of Holy Trinity, 25 Henry III, for Tuder son of Edenewet and Ennius Wacham and their men, coming to the king.

Nicholas son of Eustace and Alice his wife give 20s. to have aPone from the county of Essex to the county of Kent against H. earl of Arundel, with mandate to the sheriff of Essex.

[Cancelled.] Because on the Fine Roll.

April 6. Westminster

Licence for the men of Worcester to sell a gallon (sestercium) of wine for 10d. from the Close of Easter to Midsummer, 25 Henry III.

Licence for the men of Northampton to sell a gallon for 12d.

Protection, without term, for the hospital of the infirm of St. Mary Magdalen, Colecestre.

The like for the following:—

The abbot of Grestein.

April 8. Westminster.

The hospital of Hospring.

Presentation of William de Haverhull to the prebend of Alvithele; directed to the constable of Bruges.

April 11. Westminster

Mandate to Robert de Oxham to deliver the castle of Sarum to Nicholas de Haveresham, to whom the king has committed the custody thereof during pleasure ; with mandate to Nicholas to receive it, and to Robert to let Nicholas have 10l. of his money for the custody thereof from Michaelmas to Easter, because he ought to have received the castle then.

Protection, for four years from Whitsunday next, for Ranuchius Barboti and his fellows, of Siena, special merchants of the king.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for 50 marks yearly granted to Peter Chaceporc for his maintenance on the king's service, until the king provide for him in an ecclesiastical benefice of equal value or more.

April 13. Westminster.

Order to the Keeper of the lands late of J. earl of Lincoln in the county of York to let Baldwin Teutonicus have the 20s. of yearly rent which he used to receive of the earl's gift from the mill of Huddredisfeld by the hands of the earl's bailiffs ; so long as the said lands are in the king's hands.

Presentation of Peter Schaceporc to the church of Yvengeho, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester, directed to R. bishop of Lincoln.

Mandate to the treasurer and chamberlains to cause all the monies received from now at the Exchequer, of the tallage of the Jews, of all crops, whether of the king's demesnes or of bishoprics or other wardships sold, of tallages of demesnes, boroughs (bonarum villarum) and wards, of issues of the king's for change, money arising from Ireland, and fines made with the king for wards sold, to be deposited in the Tower of London under their custody and the custody of one Templar, one Hospitaller and the constable of the said Tower, in such wise that the said treasurer and chamberlain have on the said money one lock and key, and each of the latter have a lock and key, and that nothing of the said money shall be taken for any order which the king may make to the treasurer and chamberlains thereon.

Presentation of Master Henry de Secusia to the wardenship or priory of the house of St. Cross, Winchester ; directed to Master Alberic, official of H. de Rupibus, archdeacon of Winchester ; and it is given to him as a perpetual and personal benefice.

Prohibition of a tournament about to be held at Northampton.

April 17. Westminster.

Licence for William Bardulf to cross to the king of France to receive his land there.

Mandate to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, as he was commanded at another time, to let Peter le Poitevin, king's serjeant, have 40 marks, remaining to be paid of a fine of 112 marks, whereby Alice late the wife of Peter Augustini made fine with the said Peter for the marriage of Isabel her daughter, which the king had before granted to Bartholomew son of the said Peter ; the king is astonished that the justiciary did not do this on receipt of the former mandate.

April 20. Westminster.

Presentation of William de Grava to the church of Uveston, void by the death of Master Humphrey de Millers and in the king's gift by reason of his custody of the lands of the said Humphrey, directed to the bishop of Lincoln.

April 23. Windsor.

Request to bishops, archdeacons and their officials in the archbishopric of Canterbury to use all their diligence in collecting the money arising from ransoms of the vows of those who took the cross, and money bequeathed in aid of the Holy Land and granted by the pope to the king's brother R. earl of Cornwall and Poitou, so that it may be collected by next Holy Trinity and delivered to a Templar and Hospitaller to be taken at the first passage to the earl in the Holy Land.

The like to the archbishop of York and all his suffragans. [Fœdera.]

Appointment, during pleasure, of John de Wadton to the custody of the honor of Boulogne ; with mandate to all sheriffs not to intermeddle therein except, when requested by him, to be aiding to him and his bailiffs in making distraints and doing other things pertaining to the honor.

April 25. Windsor.

The like of William de Lancastre to the custody of the honor of Lancastre ; with mandate to all sheriffs in whose bailiwicks the honor is situated not to intermeddle therein.

April 27. Westminster.

The convent of Newstead in Syrewud have licence to elect a prior by Henry son of Walkelin and Thomas de Donham.

April 30. Westminster.

The prior and convent of Hagheman have the like, by Walter de Staunton and Nicholas de London, their canons, bringing news of the cession of Engelard, whom the prior and convent elected as abbot.

Extension of the term of the grant to the men of Bristol of murage until three years from Midsummer next, as is contained in the Patent Roll of the twenty-second year, except that from every cart load of the county of Gloucester where before they used to take ½d. they shall now take ¼d. only.

May 2. Westminster.

Protection, without term, for M. countess of Lincoln.

May 7. Westminster.

Grant to the mayor and good-men of Winchester of murage to be taken once a week, by view of the sheriff of Southampton, for three years from Midsummer.

Protection for Henry, abbot of Shyreburn, gone beyond seas, until he returns from his pilgrimage.

Grant to Ada late the wife of John son of Robert of the custody, during the minority of Roger and Hugh the heirs, of the lands of the said John and of the said heirs, with the marriage of the said heirs, for 2,000 marks, whereof she shall pay yearly 666 marks, 8s. 10½d. to wit 333 marks, 4s. 5½d. at Easter in the twenty-sixth year, and 333 marks, 4s. 5d. at each succeeding half year, until the whole be paid.

MEMBRANE 7.

May 12. Westminster

The king, at the presentation of the prior of Lewes, has taken Simon de Waltham, monk of Lewes, as prior of Pritelewell, as the right of patronage of that priory belongs to the king by reason of the honor of Essex being in his hands : and William son of Richard, keeper of that honor, is commanded to let him have free administration of the priory.

Mandate to William de Breusa that, in accordance with the form provided between the king and D. son of L. sometime prince of North Wales, he shall let Philip Hareng have such seisin of the manor of Penmain as Peter Hareng his father, whose heir he is, had on the day when he was disseised thereof by the war waged between King John and the said L.

Presentation of John de London to the church of St. Faith without Winchester, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester ; directed to the archdeacon of Winchester.

May 16. Westminster.

To the abbot and convent of Tychefeud. It has been shown to the king on behalf of the abbess of Fontevrault, that Nicholas de Ambresbiri, her proctor, has handed over to their custody the whole land which the abbess had in the town of Pralingwurth, with a mill and other appurtenances, and also her mills and rents in the town of Portesmue, with some chattels of the price of 20 marks, in such wise that on a certain day appointed between them and the said Nicholas, under certain conditions contained in their letters, which the king has inspected, the said lands, rents and mills shall remain to them by the bond of sale, if the king will give his assent to the said sale. As however the king has determined that the said conditions and sale are by no means reasonable, he will in no wise give his assent to the sale, and in testimony thereof has caused these letters patent to be made.

May 18. Westminster.

Protection until Christmas, 26 Henry III, for Master Odo de Cyriton.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains to pay to Master Henry, clerk of the king's uncle, Thomas, count of Flanders and Hainault, 20 marks a year at the Exchequer of Michaelmas ; until the king provide for him in an ecclesiastical benefice of 60 (sic) marks or more.

Grant to the said Henry as above.

May 20. Westminster

Appointment of Bartholomew Peche, with those he shall associate with himself, to sell the crops of the king's demesnes in the counties of Buckingham, Northampton, Worcester, Gloucester, Southampton, Wilts and Dorset ; and mandate to the bailiffs and good-men thereof to be counselling to him herein to the king's profit.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains to pay Peter de Cranton 30 marks this Easter term, his yearly fee granted to him at the Exchequer of Easter until the king provide for him otherwise ; and in like manner 30 marks every Easter.

Grant to the said Peter as above.

May 23. Westminster

Mandate to the abbot of Gervaus to answer for the fee farm of the manor of Estwyton to the king's uncle Peter de Sabaudia, to whom he has given the honor of Richemund, and not to Peter Boterel as the king remembers he commanded them to do ; the latter being now a liege of the count of Brittany.

May 28. Westminster.

Exemption for life of Thomas de Berkham from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

May 27. Westminster.

Mandate to Rostand de Solers to find necessaries for William de Boelles, staying in the king's castle of La Ryoll for the custody thereof with a necessary household, so long as he keeps the said castle by order of the king ; and to let the said William have 30 pounds of Bordeaux which he gave to the Serjeants staying in the said castle for their expenses when he received the custody thereof.

Power to Henry de Aldithele to conduct David son of L. sometime prince of North Wales, and those with him coming to Moneford to receive justice in the king's court before those coming there in place of the king upon plaints by the said D. against others and by others against him ; and he is commanded to conduct them there by a fortnight after the octaves of Holy Trinity.

May 30. Westminster.

Protection, until the Close of Easter, 26 Henry III, for Robert, master of the Knights Templars in England, and a brother of the said place, whom he has sent to Ireland.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains to pay to Edward son of Odo 60s. a year to maintain a chaplain in the chapel of St Margaret for Margaret the king's daughter.

May 30. Windsor.

Mandate to W. de Munceus to deliver forthwith to Bernard de Sabaldia or to William de Aumbervill, his serjeant, the castle of Reygate, which the king has committed to his custody during pleasure.

June 2. Windsor.

Promise to pay to Ranuchius Barboti on demand, 200 marks which he has this day lent to the king at London.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Bernard de Sabauda to the custody of the castle of Reygate, with mandate to William de Munceaus to deliver that castle to him with the two goshawks which are there, for mewing.

Mandate to the said Bernard to receive the said castle and goshawks.

Request to Master Albric, official of the archdeacon of Winchester, to invest Master Henry de Secusia, king's clerk, with the wardenship or priory of the house of St. Cross, Winchester, void by the death of Master Humphrey de Milers, and in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester, the king having granted the same to him as a perpetual and personal benefice.

June 3. Windsor.

Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Cumandas to that land in Wicham which William de Mascham held de ballio nostro, for his maintenance in the king's service.

Mandate to the sheriff of Suffolk to give him seisin thereof.

June 5. Windsor.

Grant to Emery de Cancellis of the custody of the castle of St. Briavels and of the forest [of Dene] with all issues thereof which Amaury de Sancto Amando used to receive, for one year from Michaelmas last, rendering at the Exchequer 60l.

Mandate to the dean of Sumalling to induct John Maunsel, king's clerk, into the prebend late of John de Scaccario in the church of Sumallying, in the king's gift by reason of the archbishopric of Canterbury, which the king has granted to the said John.

June 11. Gloucester.

Mandate to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, to give effect to the king's grant to William le Brun, king's clerk, whom he is sending to Ireland with Henry de Bathonia, to wit, that if any ecclesiastical benefice in the king's gift of the value of 50 or 60 marks fall void, while he is in those parts on the king's service, the justiciary shall confer it upon him.

Presentation of William le Deveneys, chaplain, to a prebend void by the resignation of Thomas le Deveneys, chaplain, and in the king's hands by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester.

Prohibition to the archdeacon of Gloucester from compelling by ecclesiastical censure any religious man or clerk to make contribution to the use of the pope : as the king has signified and expressed by word of mouth to Master P. le Rus (Rubeo), papal nuncio, that it is not his intention that anyone shall be compelled to make contribution and he cannot permit it ; and if the archdeacon act otherwise, the king will proceed against him as a disturber of the peace of the church.

June 12. Gloucester.

Protection with clause volumus for Henry de Bathonia, whom the king is sending to Ireland on his affairs, and all his demesnes, so long as he be on the king's service there.

MEMBRANE 6.

To the abbot of St Denis. The king thanks him for having been willing to hear his petition for the deliverance of John de Stowa, clerk, whom he is detaining in prison. The king has received sufficient security from friends of the said John living in England, that by his deliverance no loss shall come to the abbot or his, and therefore requests him to deliver the said John in the form which he has signified to the king ; and to send the said John by the bearer to England, and upon his arrival the king will cause greater security to be taken from him for the abbot's indemnity.

June 18. Gloucester.

Grant, during pleasure, to John le Maunsell of the manor of Preston, co. Sussex, at farm, which Humphrey de Millers held, for 15l. 20d. to be rendered at the Exchequer yearly.

Protection for James le Blund and Ralph Carbunel so long as they stay with Henry de Bathonia in Ireland.

June 19. Gloucester.

Mandate to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, and the archdeacon of Dublin, treasurer of Ireland, to cause William le Graund, for his faithful service, to have 10l. a year at the Exchequer of Dublin at fit terms, until the king provide for him to that value in lands or escheats.

The like to pay to Henry de Bathonia and Master William le Brun, whom the king is sending to Ireland, 50 marks, to wit, 30 marks to the former and 20 marks to the latter for their expenses.

June 19. Cirencester.

Grant to the said justiciary of the custody, during the minority of the heir, of the land and heir of Robert de Marisco.

June 23. Marlborough.

Power to the king's uncle Peter de Sabaudia to draw into the king's service the noble men the count of Chabanais (Cabinonensem) and William de Vienna, and others he may think necessary, and to offer them on the king's behalf a yearly fee for their homage and service. [Fœdera.]

Protection, until his return, for Nicholas de Molis, gone beyond seas as the king's envoy.

The like for Henry de Foscet[on], gone to him.

June 29. Clarendon.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Simon de Norwico, king's clerk, to the custody of the abbey of Alnestowe, now void ; and mandate to the tenants thereof to be intendant unto him.

July 1. Clarendon.

Mandate to all constables and bailiffs late of G. Marshal, earl of Pembroke, in Ireland, because the earl is dead, to deliver forthwith all his castles and lands in their custody to the justiciary of Ireland, saving the right of anyone.

Notification to the constable of Strigoyll that the said earl is dead ; and mandate to him to deliver that castle to J. de Munemue, to whose custody the king has committed it.

The like to the constables of Usk and Karlyun.

The like to the constable of Penbroc, Kaermeredin, Cardigan, and Kilgaran, committed to the custody of Hubert Huse.

Mandate to J. de Munemue to provide safe-conduct for Hubert Huse and his household as far as Penbroc.

The like to Mailgun son of Mailgun and Rees the younger.

The sub-prior and convent of St. Gregory's, Canterbury, have licence to elect a prior by S. the sub-prior, and R. the cellarer, of that house.

July 5. Clarendon.

Mandate to the justiciary of Ireland to pay to William de Winceleys and William de Vilers, whom the king is sending to Ireland, 100s. for their expenses as a gift from the king.

July 3. Clarendon.

Licence for Patrick de Chaurces to go to Normandy and stay there until Christmas, 26 Henry III.

Presentation of Master Hugh de Sancto Theoderio to the church of Hamsted, in the king's gift by reason of the lands late of G. Marshal, earl of Penbroc, being in his hands ; directed to the bishop of Salisbury.

July 5. Clarendon

The prioress and convent of Alnestowe have licence to elect an abbess, by Agnes and Joan, nuns of the same place.

July 10. Clarendon.

The prior and convent of Osolveston have licence to elect an abbot by R. the prior, and Alexander de Norhampton, a canon.

July 13. Marlborough.

Mandate to the barons, knights and others of the counties of Chester, Salop and Stafford, to come in force when summoned on the king's behalf by John Lestrange to defend the king's lieges of Wales against attack.

Licence for the prior and convent of Christchurch, Canterbury, to elect a father and pastor ; renewed for the indemnity of them and their church.

Royal assent to the election of Agnes de Westbiry, sub-prioress of Alnestowe, to be abbess of that house ; and mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to do his part herein.

Mandate to Simon de Norwico to give her seisin of the lands and possessions of the abbey.

July 15. Marlborough.

Request to the merchants of Siena and Florence to make a loan of 4,000l. to W. de Haverhull and J. de Gatesden, who are empowered to contract such loan in the king's name.

Power to the said W. and J. to contract the loan.

July 16. Malmesbury.

Protection for the house of the abbot of Stanlegh, who has gone to Cîteaux to his general chapter: until the abbot's return.

July 18. Cirencester.

Presentation of Master Peter Provincialis to the church of Winbeldon, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Canterbury, directed to the dean of Croinden.

The like of Master Henry de Caumbray to the church of Sevenhak, in the king's gift as above ; directed to the dean of Sorham.

The said Masters Peter and Henry have like letters directed to the archdeacon of Canterbury.

July 22. Lanthony [by Gloucester].

Royal assent to the election of Nicholas de Shotindon, canon of St. Gregory's, Canterbury, to be prior of the same house, with mandate to the official of the archbishop of Canterbury to do his part herein.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants of the abbey of Alnestowe in favour of Agnes de Westbury, one of the nuns, elected to be abbess.

July 25. Lanthony.

Grant to William de Cantilupo the younger, that he may take each week in the town of Bergeveny murage for walling the town, for five years from St. Peter's Chains.

MEMBRANE 5.

July 29. Lanthony.

Pardon to Richard Revel, clerk, for the death of Sibyl, daughter of John de Teokesbury, as it appears by inquisition made before Robert de Lexinton and his fellows, justices lately in eyre in the county of Gloucester, that he killed her by misadventure ; on condition that he make peace with the friends of the said Sibyl, if any will proceed against him.

Aug. 3. Worcester.

Mandate to the knights and free men of the county of Suffolk to give effective counsel and aid to Robert le Falconer, king's serjeant, the bearer, as he will say to them on the king's behalf, in expediting the affairs of Philip de Sabaudia, parson of Oxene, and in collecting and recovering the crops of this autumn, in whosesoever hands they may be found, and also the crops of last autumn ; so that those who collected, or sold, or otherwise disposed of these, omit not to satisfy the said Robert of the price thereof.

Aug. 4. Worcester.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Gilbert de Kirketon and Henry de Souleby to the custody of the castles of Appelby and Brough under Stainmoor (Burgo) and all the lands late of John de Veteri Ponte ; and mandate to the tenants to be intendant to them.

Aug. 6. Shrewsbury.

Presentation of Roger son of William, nephew of the abbot of Evesham, to the church of Brunwic, in the king's gift by reason of the lands of J. sometime earl of Lincoln [being in his hands] directed to the archbishop of York.

Aug. 8. Wenlock.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants of the priory of St. Gregory, Canterbury, in favour of Nicholas de Shotindon, one of the canons, elected to be prior.

Mandate to the guardians of the archbishopric of Canterbury to give the said Nicholas seisin of the lands of the priory.

Presentation of Master Nicholas de Audelegh to the church of Wulstaston, directed to Master Peter de Radenore, official of H. bishop of Conventry and Lichfield.

Aug. 7. Shrewsbury

Power to the bishop of Hereford, the master of the Knights Templars in England, John son of Geoffrey, and Henry de Aldithelegh to conduct David son of Llewelin in coming to the king at Shrewsbury ; until the octaves of the Assumption.

Aug. 8. Shrewsbury.

Grant to the good men of Bruges of murage for two years from Michaelmas next.

Aug. 10. Shrewsbury.

Royal assent to the election of Peter, canon of Osolveston, to be abbot thereof ; and mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to do his part herein.

Aug. 10. Shrewsbury.

The like of G. prior of Stone, to be abbot of Hagheman ; and mandate to the official of H. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to do his part herein.

Aug. 12. Shrewsbury.

Notification that, whereas Eleanor the king's kinswoman, whom the king committed to the custody of John son of Geoffrey, is dead, the king absolves and quit claims the said John and all other guardians appointed by him from the custody and their heirs, and that the king, on hearing of her death, sent to Bristol to make due and solemn obsequies for her and deliver her body for sepulture at the priory of St. James, Bristol, by the abbots of St. Augustine's, Bristol, and Keynesham, and the priors of Bath and St. James's, Bristol, in the presence of William de Putot, mayor of Bristol and other good men of Bristol.

Aug. 13. Shrewsbury.

Mandate to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland and G. de Trublevill, archdeacon of Dublin and treasurer of Ireland, to send with all speed the whole of the king's treasure in Ireland to Chester, where by God's grace the king will be found.

Mandate to the constable of Nottingham and the other keepers of the king's treasure deposited in the castle of Notingham to bring in their own persons the said treasure to Newcastle under Lyne, to be delivered there to those whom the king orders. The sheriff of Notingham has been commanded to give them safe-conduct and carriage and let them have their expenses for this ; and they are to certify the king on what day they will come.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

Notification to all the Welsh in the parts of North Wales, that whoever will come to the king's peace and to the fealty and service of Griffin son of Llewelin, sometime prince of North Wales, and his sons, the king will willingly accept them, their wives and their children and their goods.

Mandate to the constable of Notingham and the other keepers of the king's treasure deposited in the castle of Notingham to bring in their own persons the said treasure to Chester with all speed, and to let the king know on what day they will come to Newcastle under Lyne, and then he will send some of his Serjeants to meet them, and to conduct them to Chester. The sheriff of Notingham has been commanded to let them have safe-conduct, carriage and their expenses for this.

Notification to the Welsh of the land late of Wenunwen, that whoever will come into the king's peace and to the fealty and service of Griffin son of the said Wenunwen, the king will willingly accept them, their wives and their children, and their goods.

Aug 19. Chester.

Grant to the abbot of Basingwerk that he have power to conduct the bishop of St. Asaph and Master David, clerk of David son of Lewelin to the grange of La Lith, to speak with those of the king's council whom they will ; until Thursday the octaves of the Assumption.

The like to the abbot of Chester.

Aug. 8. Shrewsbury.

To R. bishop of Lincoln. J. de Crakhal, the bishop's clerk, coming to the king with letters of credence, on behalf of the bishop begged the king to remove a force which John Maunsel, king's clerk, was said to have applied to keep the prebend of Thame ; to whom he answered that he did not understand that his said clerk detained the prebend by any force contrary to the peace, but detained it by apostolical authority lawfully assigned to him by provisors from the pope, that if the bishop would come to the king's court and charge the said clerk with having attempted anything against the peace, the king would have it amended by judgement of the Court. The said king's clerk has now further charged the bishop with intending to subject his bishopric on the said account to ecclesiastical interdict, wherefore the king prohibits him from attempting anything to the prejudice of the royal dignity, either by laying his bishopric under interdict, or otherwise, and appeals to the apostolic see against it, as he is ready to do what he offered above, and again by these presents offers to do so.

Aug. 20. Chester.

Exemption, for life, of Richard de Heyling from assizes, juries or recognitions.

Aug. 21. Chester.

Writ of aid directed to the bailiffs of the counties of Chester and Lancaster in favour of William Pepin, king's clerk, purchasing victuals for the king's army, as he will say to them from the king.

MEMBRANE 4.

Notification to the Welsh of the land late of Wastreynthon [substituted for Warthrinton], that whosoever will come to the king's peace and to the fealty and service of Ralph de Mortuo [Mari], the king will willingly accept them and their wives and their children.

The like to the Welsh of the land late of Oweyn son of Howel in Mellenith, for the said Ralph.

Aug. 22. Chester.

Pardon to Nicholas de Wavendon for the death of Walter Bacun, on condition that he stand his trial if anyone will proceed against him.

Aug. 22. Chester.

Protection, without term, for the abbot of Vallis Crucis.

Aug. 24. Chester.

Royal assent to the election of Gilbert, prior of Stanes, to be abbot of Haweman ; and mandate to the tenants to be intendant to him.

Mandate to the sheriff of Salop to give him seisin of all things which pertain to the abbey.

Aug. 24. Chester.

Acknowledgement of the receipt in the wardrobe, on Saturday, St. Bartholomew's day, 25 Henry III, at Chester, by the hands of Richard de Espechleye, Hugh le Bel and Henry Kitte, of the whole treasure that was deposited in their custody in the castle of Notingham, to wit 2,744l. 3s. which by the king's order they delivered to Peter Chaceporc and William de Burgo, clerks of the wardrobe.

Aug. 27. Rhuddlan. In Camp.

Protection, until Michaelmas, for the abbot of Basingwerk, unless he prove unworthy.

Power to brother Gregory de Basingwerk to conduct the harness of the bishop of Bangor to Rothelan, until Sunday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist.

Aug. 28. Rhuddlan. In Camp.

Protection for the chapel of Kum, belonging to the church of Corfe (Corvam), so long as the king be on his expedition in Wales.

The like for the following :—

The bishop of St. Asaph, until Sunday after the Decollation of St. John the Baptist.

Sept. 2. Chester.

Hugh de Boelles, so long as he be on the king's service in the parts of [Wales].

Richard de Alenzun, so long as he be on the king's service in the parts of Rothelan.

Sept. 3. Chester.

To John Lestrange. It is well pleasing to the king that he fortify that place which he has provided as a gift near Rothelan; and therefore the king commands that, giving up the first place which he began to fortify by his order, he cause the new place to be fortified.

Sept. 6. Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Protection, without term, for H. bishop of St. Asaph, for himself, his clerks and other men ; directed to John Lestrange, justice of Chester.

Presentation of Robert de Curtenay to the church of Braford, in the king's gift by reason of his custody of the land and heir of J. earl of Lincoln, constable of Chester ; directed to the archbishop of York.

Grant to Master Peter, the queen's physician, of the prebend late of Henry de Notingham in the castle of Pontefract, in the king's gift as above.

The like to William de London, the queen's chaplain, of the prebend which the said Master Peter had in the said castle.

Presentation of Guy Russyhun to the church of Rowelle, in the king's gift by reason of his custody of the land and heir of J. earl of Lincoln ; directed to the archbishop of York.

Sept. 9. Shustoke (Shitestoke).

Prohibition of a tournament to be held at Leycestre on this Wednesday or Thursday after the Nativity of the Blessed Mary.

The prior and convent of Bardenay have licence to elect an abbot, by Simon de Huntemanb[y] and Simon de Barton, monks of the same house.

Sept. 15. Woodstock.

Mandate to knights and others who owe the king the service of goshawks, to be prepared against the coming season to come to him to do their due and accustomed service thereof, as Walter Wabod, the bearer, will say to them from him.

Pardon to Richard le Deken (diacono) of Warwick, of the charge (rettum) brought against him of the deliverance of Agnes wife of William de Dercet, who was in the king's gaol at Warwick on the ground that she was taken because she wished to kill her husband.

Sept. 18. Windsor.

Mandate to Henry de Neketon, escheator beyond Trent, the king having taken the homage of William de Fortibus, son of William de Fortibus, sometime earl of Albemarle, for all the lands, tenements and castles which the earl held in chief, to deliver to him the castles of Cokermue, Shipton in Cravene and Skipse in Heudernesse.

Sept. 22. Westminster.

Presentation of William Hardel to the church of St. Mary, Grimesby, in the king's gift ; directed to R. bishop of Lincoln.

Sept. 23. [Westminster.]

Mandate to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, to deliver 1,000 marks, which he brought with him to England of the king's treasure of Ireland, to William de Haverhull, the treasurer, to be deposited where the king has ordered.

Mandate to the said William to receive them and deposit them in the Tower of London.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Rostand de Solariis as seneschal of Gascony.

Licence, at the petition of the archbishop of Trondhjem (Nordorsiensis), for him and his successors every year, whether it be a time of fertility or not, to buy in England corn and other victuals and lade one ship therewith without challenge (occasione) or exaction, and to take it to Norway to his church as Henry II, Richard and John granted by their letters patent.

Sept. 14. Westminster.

MEMBRANE 3.

Grant to Odeburga, late the wife of Peter March, in consideration of her poverty, that she be quit for life of the 60s. which her husband used to pay yearly to the bailiffs of Notingham towards their farm for two ovens which she holds in Notingham, and that she hold the said ovens for her maintenance for life.

Grant to Rostand de Soliis, whom the king has appointed to the seneschalcy of Gascony, during pleasure, that if it happen during his seneschalcy that he make expenses on account of war moved against Gascony by the king of France, or his brothers, or the king of Navarre, or the count of La Marche or the count of Toulouse, the king will save him harmless touching such expenses.

Sept. 25. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of Walter de Benigwurth to be abbot of Bardenay ; and mandate to the sheriff (sic) of Lincoln to do his part herein.

Grant, during pleasure to P. de Sabaudia of the lands of John de Warenna in Sussex and Surrey, and of the honor of Laigle. [Fœdera.]

Mandate to J. de Gatesden and Robert de Ferles to give him seisin of the said honor with the crops of last year.

Notification that on Monday the morrow of the octave of Michaelmas, 25 Henry III, Richard, chaplain of G. de Trublevill, treasurer of Ireland, delivered to John Lestrange, justice of Chester, by order of the king, 1,000 marks, which the treasurer sent by the said chaplain to Chester from the king's treasure of Ireland.

Mandate to W. de Haverhull to receive them and deposit them in the Tower of London.

Sept. 24. Westminster.

Protection, without term, for the hospital of St. Laurence, Neubrigg.

Sept. 28. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of Peter de Leycestre, canon of Osolveston, to be abbot of the same house ; and mandate to the tenants to be intendent to him.

Power to Griffin son of Wennunwent to conduct Oweyn son of Hoel, Mereduc son of Maylgun, Hoel son of Kadwadlhan, Kadwalader son of Hoel, and Mereduc his brother, and those with them, coming to the king to speak with him.

Presentation of Ralph de Dunion to the church of St. Gregory, Sutwerk, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester; directed to the official of the archdeacon of Surrey.

Appointment, during pleasure, of P. de Sabaudia to the custody of the castle of Lewes ; and mandate to W. de Munceaus to deliver the castle to him.

Oct. 1. Westminster.

Power to Ralph de Mortuo Mari to conduct David son of L. sometime prince of North Wales, in coming to the king.

Oct. 2. Westminster.

Exemption for life, at the instance of Maurice son of Gerold, of Hasculf de Hadeberewe, king's knight, from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

Oct. 1. Westminster.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains to pay to Ralph de Gorges at the Exchequer of Michaelmas, 25 Henry, 100s. and at that of Easter, 26 Henry III, 100s. and at those terms 10l. a year, for the maintenance of himself, his wife and children, until further order.

Oct. 8. Westminster.

The dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London, have licence to elect a bishop by P. archdeacon of London and W. archdeacon of Essex and J. Belemeyns.

Oct. 10. Westminster.

Safe-conduct, without term, for Alfonso (Alfulfus) brother of the king of Castile, and those with him, coming to England to speak with the king.

Oct. 12. Westminster.

Presentation of John le Maunsel to the church of Maidenestan, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Canterbury ; directed to Master S. de Langeton, archdeacon of Canterbury.

To the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London. The king has heard that Master P. de Depham, unless they assign to him a stall in the choir and a place in the chapter given to him, during voidance, by a provision of the apostolic see, as is said, will, by Peter de Arches, procure their church to be suspended ; and inasmuch as such assignment, if made without the king's consent, would be very prejudicial to the royal dignity, the king prohibits them from making any such assignment to him or any other during the voidance of the see.

Prohibition to the said Master Peter de Arches from attempting by the authority of anyone to suspend the said church.

The like to the said Master Peter de Depham from presuming to proceed in the said procuration.

Presentation of Master William de Rodmeresham to the vicarage of the church of Steping, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the abbey of Bardenay ; directed to R. bishop of Lincoln.

Protection for Master Eustace de Normanvill, gone to Paris to study in the schools ; until his return.

Oct. 16. Westminster.

Notification to justices in eyre and others that the king has granted to Peter, abbot of Séez, that his proctor in England may answer for him before justices in eyre whether for pleas of the forest or for all pleas, on common summons, and that for his life he need not appear personally before them unless he be impleaded by the king's writ, or he implead another. At the instance and petition of the queen of France.

Oct. 12. Westminster.

Appointment of Master Edward de Knolle, king's clerk, as king's proctor in a cause between the king of the one part and the bishop of Bath and the chapter of Wells of the other part, which is being tried by apostolic authority ; and the king signifies this to the adverse party, promising to pay, as often as need be, whatever is adjudged.

[Cancelled.] Because surrendered.

The like of Master Simon de Walton.

[Cancelled.] Because they did not proceed in the same form.

Protection, without term, for Richard, bishop of Bangor.

Oct. 20. Westminster.

MEMBRANE 2.

Mandate to the prior and convent of St. James's, Bristol, to permit the prioress of Aumbresbiry or her emissaries to translate the body of Eleanor the king's kinswoman, whom he had caused to be buried in their house, to the house of Aumbresbiri, as the king has learned that in her Last will the said Eleanor bequeathed her body to the latter house to be buried there.

Licence for the prioress and convent of Aumbresbiry to translate the body accordingly.

Oct. 21. Westminster.

Appointment, during pleasure, of John son of Geoffrey as justice of the forest for all counties in which the king has forest, chace or parks on this side Trent.

Oct. 24. Westminster.

Mandate to the prior of Rochester to deliver forthwith 500 marks, which the king caused to be delivered into his custody, to Wischard de Frenes, steward of Peter de Sabaudia, to the use of the said Peter, of the king's prest.

Appointment, during pleasure, of John Gumbaud to the custody of the counties of Bedeford and Bukingham.

Oct. 25. Westminster.

Grant to Guy de Russillun of the marriage of Maud daughter of Gilbert de Lacy, one of the heirs of Walter de Lacy, and if in process of time she be impleaded in respect of her purparty of the lands of the said Walter and lose it, after he has married her, the king will have respect to the said Guy as becomes both him and the king.

Notification that the king is well pleased and grants that Walter Marshal, notwithstanding the truce with L. king of France, may do his homage to that king touching his right in Normandy, to wit, touching the lands late of his father and brother, saving the king's right in Normandy when it shall please that king to hear the king, and so that the said truce endure.[Fœdera.]

Mandate to John Balloyl to de his homage to N. bishop of Durham for the 5¼ knights' fees with appurtenances [in the] wapentake of Saberg, which he acknowledged before the king that he ought to hold of the bishop of Durham, and for which the king commanded him to do his homage to R. sometime bishop of Durham ; so that the said bishop may be no further vexed about this.