Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 3, 1232-1247. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1906.
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Mandate to William de Vescy and others not to retain in their service Siward, sometime professed in the order of the Friars Preachers, and who has withdrawn from their house of Berewic and become an apostate, and not to prevent his arrest by the said Friars ; knowing that they cannot keep him in their service or comfort or maintain him against the said order without the king's indignation.
1241.March 27. Westminster
Request to the abbots of Wardon and Beaulieu and Robert de Esthal, clerk, as there is a contention touching the patronage of the church of Haghenet wherein the prior and convent of Lewes claim a right, and the king has induced them to agree, by an instrument, to his presenting this time lest through the lapse of six months the collation to the church might be endangered, saving the right of both parties, to agree to the same by a writing on their side. The king sends them his writing whereby he takes care for his brother lest by this deed prejudice arises to him hereafter.
April 6. Westminster.
Appointment of Warner Engayne and Eustace de Ludham, with the sheriffs of the respective counties, to assess the tallage in the several cities, boroughs, towns, demesnes and wards of the counties of Nottingham, Derby, Lincoln and York, except the cities of York and Lincoln, and the boroughs of Nottingham, Derby, Grimesby and Castre ; directed to the good men of these counties.
The like of the said Warner and Adam de Hylton in the counties of Lancaster, Northumberland and Cumberland ; directed to the men of these counties.
In like manner it is written to the sheriffs of the counties of Northampton, Bedford, Buckingham, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Norfolk and Suffolk, to assess the tallage by John Gubaud and Richard Duket.
May 23. Westminster.
Appointment of Bartholomew Peche, with those whom he shall associate with himself, to sell the crops of the king's demesnes in the counties of Buckingham, Northampton, Worcester, Gloucester, Hereford, Southampton, Wilts, Berks, Somerset and Dorset.
Mandate to the respective sheriffs to give him counsel and aid herein.
June 16. Gloucester.
To M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland. The king is sending to him Henry de Bathonia and Master William le Brun to view the state of Ireland and to extend and assess with him the waste lands of Connaught and elsewhere, and with him and Walter de Godarvill to recall the king's lands and rights which have been alienated, so far as the peace and tranquillity of the land will permit, and to audit the account of G. de Trublevill, treasurer of Dublin, together with the justiciary and the archbishop of Dublin, to whom the king has written. In all these matters the king has enjoined upon the others that nothing is to be done without the counsel of the justiciary. Having ascertained what profit and advantage can accrue, the justiciary and the others are to come to the king in England to certify him of the progress of his affairs in those parts, so that with their advice he may take his measures. And when they come to the king they are to bring with them the daughter of Gilbert de Lascy, heir of Walter de Lascy, who is in the custody of Geoffrey de Alencon, to whom the king sends his mandate together with Margaret de Lascy, who sends her letters patent to him, to deliver her to the justiciary. Further the justiciary is not to permit any execution to be made of the goods late of the said Walter before satisfaction has been made to the king of the debts of the said Walter, and the king is writing to the executors of his will accordingly.
Mandate in pursuance to the bishop of Meath and the other executors of the said will.
The like to Geoffrey de Alencon to deliver the said girl to the justiciary.
July 11. Clarendon.
Commission to Reginald de Ponte, Rostand de Solariis, William de Boelles and William Gunbaud reciting that Geoffrey de Taunay has submitted himself to their arbitration touching a ship of Stephen Jocelini, merchant of Southampton, to wit, that they may enquire whether the said ship was broken by tempest or by force and robbery of the said Geoffrey and his men, and if by tempest, whether it belong to Geoffrey as wreck of sea ; and if they find it to have been broken by force of the said Geoffrey, his damages may be adjudged to Stephen by their arbitrament: and therefore the king commands them to meet at Frunsac on the octaves of the Assumption of St. Mary to enquire and adjudge accordingly.
Aug. 29. St. Asaph.
Notification by David son of L. sometime prince of North Wales that he has granted to his lord H. king of England, that he will deliver to him Griffin his brother, whom he holds in prison, with his eldest son and others who on account of the said Griffin are in prison in the power of the said David ; and afterwards he will stand to right in the court of the said king, as well of this whether Griffin ought to be kept captive, as of the portion of land, late of his father which Griffin ought to have, if he should have any according to the custom of the Welsh, so that peace may be kept between him and Griffin and security taken for the keeping of the same according to the judgement of the king's court ; and that both he and Griffin will hold their portions in chief of the king. That he will restore to Roger de Monte Alto, steward of Chester, his land of Mohaud, and to him and other barons and lieges of the king seisin of their lands seized since the time that war arose between King John and the said L. saving the right of property of any compact and instrument upon which trial shall be had on either side in the king's court. That he will repay to the king all expenses incurred by him and his by reason of that army and make satisfaction for all the losses and injuries done to him and his, according to the judgement of the court, or surrender the evildoers themselves to the king. That he will render likewise to the king all the homages which King J. had and which by right the king should have, and specially of all the nobles of the Welsh. That the king shall not let go any of his adherents and their seisins shall remain to the king and his men. That the land of Ellesmere shall remain for ever to the king and his heirs ; and in his will the land of Englefeud shall he retained for ever to him and his heris. That henceforth he will not receive outlaws or banished persons of the king or his barons of the March, into his land or permit them to be received. For the observance of all these articles he will give hostages and pledges and in other ways do as the king shall say and dictate and in all things stand at the will and commands of the king and in matters of right (juri) be obedient in all things in his court. Dated at Gwerneigron (Alnetum) near the river Elvey, St. Asaph, the feast of the Decollation of St. John the Baptist, 25 Henry III.
Be it known that those who were captive with the said Griffin were in like manner handed over to the king until by the court it should be considered whether and how they should be delivered. And David swore on the holy cross which he has carried before him to carry out all these things. Also H. bishop of St. Asaph, at his petition, has promised in his order that he will do all these things and will procure by what means they can be observed, as Edeneuth Waghan, by order of David, swore that same upon the said cross.
[Cancelled, with marginal note.] This ought not to be cancelled, because both this form and the following were accepted.
To the like effect. Dated as above and renewed on the following day at Rhuddlan. [Fœdera.]
Aug. 31. Rhuddlan.
Pledge by the said David to serve the king and his heirs faithfully all his life and never to be against them in arms, on pain of loss of all his lands. Sealed by the said David, and at his request by the bishops of Bangor and St. Asaph.