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1242, membranes 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

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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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1242, membranes 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

MEMBRANE 11.

Royal assent to the election of Flandrina, prioress of Godestowe, to be abbess of that house ; and mandate to R. bishop of Lincoln to do his part herein.

Dec. 27. Westminster.

Simon de Norwico has Letters to the dean and chapter of Lichefeld for the prebend which Master Thomas de Manecestre had in the church of Lichefeld.

Dec. 27. Westminster.

Jan. 1. Westminster.

Presentation of Alexander de Berninton to the church of St. Bodhoc, Oxford ; directed to the bishop of Lincoln.

Jan. 2. Westminster.

Appointment of Walter de Bathonia, sheriff of Devon, to keep the coast of Devon from the incursions of the king's enemies staying in the isle of Lunday ; and mandate to all of the county to be intendant to him herein.

1241.Dec. 29. Westminster.

Grant, for life, to William de Boheles, for his good service, of the manor of Wykeham, co. Suffolk, which William de Comandas held de ballio nostro.

1242.Jan. 2. Westminster.

Presentation of Gaylard Durnod to the church of Haninton, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester ; directed to Master A. official of the archdeacon of Winchester.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Bernard de Sabaudia to the custody of the castle of Windlesor ; and grant to him for his custody of the service of the knights' fees which are held of the castellany, with the new purpresture brought into cultivation and 10l. a year, and one tun of wine a year of the king's gift, so long as he keep the said castle.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

Jan. 3. Westminster.

Grant to Robert de Cantuaria of the custody, during the minority of the heir, of the land late of John son of Robert de Cantuaria in Sapindon, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Canterbury, of which archbishopric the said John held in 'gavelicund.'

Mandate to the guardians of the archbishopric to give him seisin thereof.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Bernard de Sabaudia to the custody of the castle of Windlesor with the forest ; and grant to him for this custody of the yearly castle-guards of knights which are held of the castellany, with the king's new purpresture brought into cultivation and 10l. a year by the hands of the bailiffs of Windlesor, and one tun of wine a year, of the king's gift, so long as he keep the said castle.

Jan. 4. Westminster.

Appointment of John de Plessetis to the custody of two parts of the lands late of John Byset and of Ela and Isabel, two of his daughters and heris, saving to Alice late his wife her dower therein, to hold to him or his assign during the minority of the said Ela and Isabel, with their marriage.

Jan. 7. Westminster.

Mandate to H. de Aldithele to deliver the castle of Muthaut, which he fortified by order of the king, to J. Lestrange, justice of Chester, or the bearer of his letters patent.

Mandate to the said John to receive it and keep it safely until further order.

Jan. 8. Westminster

Prohibition of a tournament about to be held at Brackele on the day or morrow of St. Hilary.

Mandate to the abbot of Oseneye and the prior of St. Fredeswyde's [Oxford,] to be there on those days to prohibit it.

Protection without term for the brethren of the hospital of St. Bernard, Montjoux.

Jan. 9. Westminster.

Grant to Fulk de Castro Novo of the manor of Gatton, for his maintenance in the king's service, until the king surrender it to the right heirs.

Jan. 10. Westminster.

The like to the same of 80 marks a year out of the issues of the town of Staunford, during the minority of John de Warenna, son and heir of W. earl of Warenne, for his maintenance as above ; with mandate to the bailiffs to pay it to him.

Jan. 11. Westminster.

Presentation of Martin le Littlebury to a mediety of the church of Blakeburn, in the king's gift by reason of his custody of the land and heir of J. earl of Lincoln ; directed to the archdeacon of Chester.

Jan. 13. Westminster.

Notification that the king has caused the chest to be removed from the house of the Knights Templars, London, which Master Simon Norman deposited there, with certain things in it, and grant to the master and brethren that the king will save them harmless if the said Simon or any other hereafter move any question about the said chest or any of the things contained therein.

Jan. 14. Westminster.

Licence for the dean and chapter of Lichfield, with the consent of the prior and convent of Coventry, to elect a bishop ; upon supplication made by Masters Ralph Lacok and Alexander le Blund, canons of Lichfield, coming to the king with letters patent of the dean and chapter, like supplication having been made by the prior and convent.

The prior and convent of Conventry have the like by brothers William de Muntpedler and Roger de Solers.

Power to Ralph de Mortuo Mari to conduct David son of Llewelin in coming to the king.

Jan. 15. Westminster.

Grant to William de Munrevell of 25l. a year at the Exchequer of Easter to maintain him on the king's service so long as he be faithful and keep the compacts made with the king.

Mandate to Clarius Hughelin, citizen and merchant of Florence, and his fellows, to let Master Robert Anketil, staying in the court of Rome to further the king's business, have 20 marks for his expenses out of the money which they received in London to the use of Masters Atton and Robert Anketil.

Jan. 21. Canterbury.

Grant, for life, to Giles de Cancellis of the land of Calewedon, which Eudo son of R. the king's brother, held de ballio nostro, to maintain him in the king's service.

Jan. 23. Faversham.

Appointment of J. de Cobeham, sheriff of Kent, to arrest all ships found in the Cinque Ports on this side Palm Sunday, 26 Henry III, capable of carrying 16 horses or more, and to take security from them to be at Portesmuth at that term ready to go on the king's service with the king's body as the king has enjoined upon the said sheriff ; with mandate to the barons of the Cinque Ports to be aiding herein.

Jan. 26. Westminster.

Precept to the bailiffs of Stamford, so long as the king have the custody of John son and heir of W. earl of Warenne, to let the proctor of the abbot of Blanchland (de Blanca Landa) have 4 marks a year out of the issues of the fair of Stamford, as the abbot used to receive in the time of the earl who appointed the said alms to the said abbot and convent.

Mandate to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, as soon as he receives the letters of confirmation of the archbishop of Armagh, of Adam Wardun as bishop of Connor, to give the said abbot (sic) or his messengers, the bearer of these letters, possession of the lands of the lands of the bishopric, and to cause the tenants to be intendant to him.

Protection without term for the prior of St. Faith, Horsford.

Jan. 28. Westminster

MEMBRANE 10.

Royal assent to the election of Fulk Basset, dean of York, to be bishop of London ; a signification thereof to the pope that he, as is just, may give him his confirmation.

Jan. 30. Westminster.

Grant to Nicholas de Bolevill or his assign of the custody of a moiety of the land late of John Dacus, to wit, the inheritance of Ela his first-born daughter and one of his heirs, with the marriage of the said Ela ; to hold during her minority.

The like to John de Geres of the custody of the moiety, the inheritance of Juliana, the younger daughter ; with the marriage.

Presentation of John Silvester to the church of Rosinton, in the king's gift by reason of the land and heir of Peter de Malo Lacu being in his hands ; directed to the archbishop of York.

Feb. 2. Westminster.

Mandate to the abbot of Strafford to render the 11l. 12d. a year which he has been accustomed to render at the Exchequer for the farm of Subire in Hamme, to Margaret Byset, to whom the king has granted it for her maintenance for life.

Feb. 5. Westminster.

Release of Katherine de Monte Acuto sometime wife of Michael son of Nicholas from the oath she made to the king not to marry without his licence ; and grant to Hugh de Vivona that he may receive from her a like oath which the king has enjoined on her to make to him.

Feb. 9. Windsor.

Grant to Maud, countess of Warenne, of all the lands late of W. earl of Warenne in the counties of York and Norfolk, pertaining to the king by reason of his custody of the land and heir of the earl, to hold at farm during the minority of the heir, rendering yearly at the Exchequer for the manor of Gimingeham 94l. 4s. 4d., for the manor of Acre 41l. 12s. 6d., for the manor of Marham 4l. 12s. 8½d., for the manor of Tefford 30l. 13s. 4d., and for the manors of Wakerfeld and Cuniburgh 30l. 13s. 4d., and for the manors of Wakerfeld and Cuniburgh extent 100l. a year ; the knights' fees, wards, escheats and the advowsons of churches of the said manors being retained in the king's hands.

Grant for life to Margaret Byset, for her maintenance, of 11l. 12d. by the hands of the abbot of Strafford, at the same terms as he used to render the same at the Exchequer for the farm of Subire in Hamme.

Feb. 13. Windsor.

Presentation of Richard le Rus to the church of St. Mary, Brideport ; directed to the bishop of Salisbury.

Signification to R. Bishop of Salisbury that the king wishes R. de Watervill to Possess the church of Patney, to which he was presented by P. sometime bishop of Winchester, notwithstanding the presentation which the king afterwards made to this church, not knowing of this.

Notification to the abbots and priors, as well of the Cistercian and Premonstratensian orders as of the Black and Augustinian orders, in the dioceses of Canterbury, Chichester, Winchester and Salisbury, that as the king is much in want of money and horses, he is sending to them John Belejamb, his clerk, with the sheriffs in whose counties their houses are situated, with a request that they will make him such a succour in money or horses that he may feel grateful, and to let him know in writing by the said clerk and sheriffs what they will do.

Feb. 20. Reading.

Like mandate to the religious of the dioceses or Worcester and Chester by William de Wygornia and the respective sheriffs.

Feb. 13. Windsor.

Mandate to the dean and chapter of Lichfield to assign to John le Franceis a stall in the choir and a place in the chapter, notwithstanding that his prebend consists in 100s. from the king's chamber, which the king is willing to pay him in his time.

Power to Frederic Orlandi and others, his fellows, merchants of Siena, to land to the prior and convent of Rochester 225 marks, notwithstanding the king's mandate of time past against Italian merchants.

Feb. 16. Reading.

Grant at the instance of H. abbot of Bec, and the convent of that place that brother William de Gynevill, their general proctor in England, be admitted general attorney of the abbot in England in all pleas and plaints moved in any of the king's courts affecting the house of Bec, for five years ; and the abbot and convent have sent to the king their charter ratifying whatever their attorney may do.

Memorandum that a transcript of the letters of the abbot and convent is on the dorse of this roll, opposite.

Mandate to the guardians of the bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield to save for Simon de Nortwyc, king's clerk, four marks a year assigned to him in the name of a prebend from the chamber of the bishop, so long as the bishopric is in the king's hands.

Mandate to the dean's chapter of Lichfield, notwithstanding that his prebend consists of the said 4 marks a year, to assign to him a stall in the choir and a place in the chapter, as to a canon of his church.

Mandate to the barons of the Cinque Ports to arrest all ships of any strange land coming to the said ports, so that they may be prepared to go on the king's service when he commands.

[Feb. 16.] Reading.

Appointment of the king's uncle Peter de Sabaldia to hold all the lands late of W. earl of Warenne, in the counties of Sussex and Surrey, in the king's hands by reason of his custody of the land and heir of the said earl, for his maintenance in the king's service, for ten years from the Purification, 26 Henry III ; also to hold all the lands late of Gilbert de Aquila for the same term, unless the king in the meantime restore them to the right heirs by a peace or by his will.

The prior and convent of St. James's, Northampton, have licence to elect a pastor for them and their church, which is void through the resignation of Osbert their abbot.

Mandate to the knights and freemen, tenants of the honor of Richmond, when requested by the bailiff of Peter de Sabaudia, the king's uncle, the bearer of these presents, to make oath for an inquisition to be made of the rights belonging to the said Peter by reason of the said honor being in his hands.

Power to N. bishop of Durham to assign to A. king of Scots, the king's brother-in-law, 200l. of land in the counties of Cumberland and Northumberland and the king will ratify the said assignment.

Appointment of Walerand Teutonicus, Emery de Chanceaus and William de Grosmund as justices to do justice in place of the king for all persons of the March and of Wales who wish to bring plaints before them.

Grant to John Talebot and Gerard his brother, in lieu of their yearly fee of 35l. which they have been accustomed to receive at the Exchequer, of the manor of Snayth, to hold during the minority of Edmund son and heir of J. earl of Lincoln, and constable of Chester.

Letters made to the religious of the dioceses of Lincoln and Ely to beg an aid for the king of horses or money by Wybert the clerk and the respective sheriffs.

Mandate to the mayor and bailiffs of Southampton not to vex William Wuniun of Barbeflet by requiring from him or his things and merchandise in their bailiwick toll or other customs from which he has exemption by letters patent of the king and of Henry II, and if they have taken anything from him to restore it without delay.

The like to the mayor and good men of Bordeaux.

MEMBRANE 9.

The king has sent John de Colemere to the sheriffs of Sussex, Southampton and Dorset, and ordered the said sheriffs to go in person with him to all ports in their bailiwicks and, as he ordered them at another time, to arrest all ships they may find there capable of carrying 15 horses or more, so that they have good security that they will be ready by Palm Sunday at Portesmuth to go with the king on his service, and the said John on his return to the king can certify of how many ships he can be sure.

Power to N. bishop of Durham to assign to A. king of Scots (Scottorum) 200l. of land in the counties of Northumberland, Cumberland and Westmoreland according to the form contained in the writings made thereof between the two kings, so that the king shall ratify the said assignment in the form aforesaid. [Fœdera.]

Feb. 20. Reading.

Mandate to him, if the said king will not receive the lands so extended and assigned by him according to the form and quantity of the extent, to assign to him some further portion in lands or liberties to the amount of 20l. a year if that king will not be content with a less amount. Power to him also to grant to the said king all the liberties contained in the covenant made between the two kings, as a free gift and not included in the extent of the said lands, if he cannot satisfy him in any other way.

Mandate to William de Blockele and William de Kamho, sheriff of Northumberland, to meet the envoys of the said king on the morrow of Mid-Lent at a convenient place, and make the said extent according to the form of the covenant between the two kings, a transcript of which the king will send to them under the seal of N. bishop of Durham, who is empowered to assign the said 200l. of land to the said king.

The like to John de Rumesli, and the said sheriff, if William de Blockele cannot attend.

Feb. 25. Reading.

Royal assent to the election of Adam, canon of St. James's, Northampton, to be abbot of that house ; with mandate to R. bishop of Lincoln, to do his part herein.

Appointment of John Lestrange to assess the tallage on the king's demesnes in the counties of Salopsire and Stafford.

Feb. 28. Windsor.

Notification to the bailiffs of the seaports that the king has attorned B. Peche and John de Colemere to purvey and take measures touching ships and other necessaries against the king's passage ; and mandate to them to be intendant to either of them.

Mandate to Nicholas de Bolevill and Richard le Clerk, touching the 3,000 marks which they have in their custody, to do what H. count of La Marche and Angouleme and I. queen of England, his wife, and Reginald de Ponte and William le Arceveske will say to them on the king's behalf. [Cancelled.]

The like to the same Reginald and William to do with the said sum, with the consent of the said Count and queen, what seems best for the king's profit and honour.

[Cancelled.] Because the writs were surrendered.

Presentation of Peter de Bedinton to the church of Ospring ; directed to the archdeacon of Canterbury.

Mandate to the sheriff of Southampton and William Pepin [substituted for Simon de Norwico] to receive the treasure which the sheriffs of Gloucester and Wilts, and those who have guarded it with them, will deliver, and to deliver the same to Nicholas de Bolevill and Richard le Clerk to do therewith as the king has ordered.

Mandate to the sheriff of Gloucester and those bringing the king's treasure from Bristol to Winchester and to the sheriff of Wilts and those bringing the king's treasure from the castle of Devizes to Winchester to deliver the same to the said sheriff of Southampton and William Pepin.

March 1. [Windsor.]

Notification that the corn in the ship of Robert Gedereborme is the king's, and therefore he and his ship are to be allowed to go freely whither he will, as he has withdrawn from the port of Sandwich with his ship with the king's licence.

Licence for Elias de Trie, merchant of Gisors, to trade in the king's power, with his men, ships, goods and merchandise.

March 2. Windsor.

Presentation of W. chaplain of the queen, to the church of Ivichurch, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Canterbury ; directed to the archdeacon of Canterbury.

March 5. Westminster.

Grant to Simon le Chaumberleng, king's serjeant, of the house with its appurtenances late of Mossey Mokke, Jew, hanged for the circumcision of a Christian boy, in Norwich.

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

March 6. Westminster.

William de Haverhull, the treasurer, has letters directed to the dean and chapter of Lichfield, for the prebend that was of William de Radlegh, bishop of Norwich, which the king afterwards granted to Master William de Gloucestre.

Grant to the good men of the manor of Braunton that they shall hold their lands and tenements in that manor by the same custom services as they held them by in the time when that manor was in the hands of King John and King Richard ; and they are not to be distrained to do other customs and services, or to be treated in any other way than they were treated then.

March 7. Westminster.

Mandate to Emery de Sacy, sheriff of Southampton, and William Pepin, that of the treasure which the sheriffs of Gloucester and Wilts have delivered to them, which treasure was deposited at Bristol and Devizes, they are to cause Nicholas de Bolevill [and Richard the Clerk— cancelled] to have 3,000 marks to do therewith what the king has enjoined, and 20 marks for his expenses to parts beyond the sea, and the residue to be kept safely until further order.

Appointment of Master Henry de Secusia, prior of Antibes, and Master William de Seintamur as the king's proctors in the court of Rome as well in the matters of the church of Canterbury as of the church of Winchester.

March 8. Westminster.

Promise to the king's brother that the king will in no wise infringe the truce entered into with L. king of France, without just cause ; and grant that if the king so infringe it he may return to England with the king's good will and without his indignation.

The like to R. le Bygod, earl of Norfolk.

MEMBRANE 8.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants of the abbey of St. James, Northampton, in favour of Adam Grilli, one of the canons, to whose election as abbot the king has given his assent.

Mandate to the sherif of Northampton to give him seisin of the lands of the abbey.

March 10. Westminster.

Order to the bailiffs of Windlesor to let Bernard de Sabaudia have 10l. a year out of the issues of that town for the custody of the castle of Windlesor, so long as that castle be in his custody.

Intimation to R. bishop of Lincoln, that yielding to the prayers of Alice, the bearer, who has made a vow to serve God in some solitary place, the king has granted that on the north side of the church of St. Bodhoc, Oxford, she may build herself a cell (reclusorium) where she may for her life serve God and the Blessed Virgin.

Licence for the merchants of Leges to come safely to England to trade, to stay there safely and to depart safely.

March 11. Westminster.

Mandate to Clar[ius] merchant of Florence, out of the king's money which he has, to let Peter, the queen's physician, have 10 marks for himself and 5 marks for Stephen, yeoman of the countess of Provence.

Mandate to the treasurer and chamberlains and the keepers of the treasure deposited in the Tower of London, to let Peter Chaceporc, keeper of the wardrobe, have 2,000 marks of the Jewry, to do the king's orders therewith.

March 12. Westminster.

Grant that he to whom the executors of the will of H. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield sell the custody of the land and heris of Ralph Paynel with the marriage of the heirs, which the bishop bought from the king, and likewise those to whom he shall assign or bequeath the same, shall have the said custody during the minority of the heirs and shall marry the said heris as they will, but without disparagement.

Mandate to the collectors of the thirtieth in Lindseye, Hoyland and Ketsteven to deliver what money they have in their custody to the sheriff of Lincoln to carry whither the king has ordered.

Mandate by letters close to the said sheriff to carry the said money to the New Temple, London, to be there delivered to William de Haverhull, treasurer, and brother Hugh de Stocton, treasurer of the said Temple.

Mandate to the said William and Hugh to deliver 500l. which will be handed to them by the sheriff of Lincoln to Prepare the king's passsege, to B. Peche and J. de Colemere, when they send for it for this.

March 12. Waltham.

Appointment of brother John de Suff' to the wardenship of the hospital of St. John, Estbrug, in Canterbury, the ordination whereof belongs to the king by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Canterbury ; and he has letters directed to Master A. (sic) archdeacon of Canterbury to set him over the said hospital.

Mandate to the guardians of the archbishopric of Canterbury to give him seisin of the lands belonging to the said hospital.

Mandate to the barons of London to deliver out of the 1,000l. whereby they made fine with the king for the last tallage, 200 marks to P. bishop of Hereford, going as the king's envoy beyond seas, for his expenses. And the king sends to them his writ of computate (Conp') for the said sum to the barons of the Exchequer.

Order to Clarius Hugelini, merchant of Florence, to deliver out of the 300 marks delivered to him in the Exchequer, as contained in letters under the seal of the said Clarius, which the king has, 100 marks to Master Henry de Secusia, prior of Antibes, whom the king is sending to the court of Rome for the expedition of his affairs.

The like to the same to deliver 100 marks to Master William de Seynt Amur.

Protection for P. bishop of Hereford and the church of Hereford with this clause, that so long as he is beyond seas on the king's service he shall not be impleaded of any plea except assizes of novel disseisin and darrein presentment and the plea de dote unde nichil habet.

Mandate to P. de Sabaudia to deliver the king's castles of Dover, Canterbury and Rochester to Bertram de Cryoyl, to keep during pleasure.

Letters of Credit for the king's clerks Master Henry de Secusia, prior of Antibes, and William de Seynt Amur, whom the king is sending to the court of Rome, to the amount of 400 marks.

These letters were duplicated.

Grant to P. bishop of Hereford, that whenever he die, his executors shall have free administration of all his goods for the execution of his will, after first giving security for the payment of his debts to the king.

March 13. Waltham.

Presentation of Walter de Bradele to the church of Ivechirch, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Canterbury, directed to S. archdeacon of Canterbury.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Bertram de Cryoyl as sheriff of Kent.

The like of the same as constable of the castle of Dover.

The like of the same as constable of the castle of Rochester.

Power to J. de Munemuth and Walter de Clifford to do justice to David son of Llewelin and Isabel his wife touching her portion of the inheritance of William de Breusa, her father ; and they are to meet them at a convenient spot to receive their attorneys to sue for them.

Licence for Thomas Goalun of Castelvire (de Castro de Vgre), merchant of Normandy, to safely come to the king's power with his things and merchandise to trade there.

Appointment, during pleasure, of John de Munemuth as chief bailiff of the counties of Kardigan and Kaermerdin, and of South Wales.

Mandate to J. Lestrange that when Henry de Capella shall come to him or send to him with his letters patent for David son of Griffin son of Edenevet, the hostage, he shall cause the latter to be delivered to him, as the king has granted that the said Henry shall have the said hostage in his custody, during pleasure.

To the sheriff of Salop and the bailiffs of Shrewsbury. The king has granted to David son of Llewelin that so long as he serve the king faithfully, no toll shall be taken by them upon any things bought or sold by him in their town to the use of himself or his household ; and he therefore commands them from this time forth to take none.

The like in favour of the bishop of St. Asaph, who has a like exemption during pleasure.

To J. Lestrange and J. de Munemuth. The king's will is that the land of England and the land of Wales be common as well to English as to Welsh to carry on business (ad negociandum) on both sides, so long as his nephew serve him faithfully ; and mandate to them to permit this to be so.

March 13. Hertford.

Licence, until Michaelmas, for Henry de Sancto Martino to trade in the whole of the king's power in England, with his ship, wines and merchandise ; and safe-conduct for him in so doing.

The like for Iter le Feru[n] de Sancto Johanne for himself and Theobald de Seynt[es].

March 14. Walden.

Protection for the abbot of Wardon, for himself and his abbey, so long as he be on the king's service beyond seas.

MEMBRANE 7.

March 15. Walden.

Licence for Fulk de Castro Novo to let to farm the manor of Glatton to Gerard la Grue for one year from Michaelmas next.

March 17. St. Edmunds.

Mandate to Nicholas de Bolevill, notwithstanding any other mandate for the depositing in the house of the Temple at Bordeaux of 3,000 marks which the king delivered to him, to deliver the same to H. count of La Marche, to keep until the king think fit to ask for them back.

Mandate to brother Hugh de Stocton and his fellows, receivers of the thirtieth, to receive 453l. 10s. which the sheriff of Lincoln will deliver to them of the said thirtieth, and keep the same until Bartholomew Peche and John de Colemere send to them for money to prepare for the king's crossing, when at the king's mandate they are to deliver to them 500l.

W. de Eboraco has letters directed to the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London, for the prebend late of R. de la Besache.

March 18. St. Edmunds.

Mandate to the treasurer and brother Hugh de Stokton, some of the abbots and priors of the realm having granted a subsidy for the king's passage, which he encloses to them under his seal, and which he has granted that they may pay at Mid-Lent and Easter following, to receive the money at those terms and keep it safe in the house of the Knights Templars, London, until further order.

Safe-conduct, until Midsummer, for M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, with his household, horses and harness, coming to England to speak with the king.

Mandate to L. archbishop of Dublin, R. le Waleys, master of the Knights Templars in Ireland, and G. archdeacon of Dublin, the treasurer, and Walerand de Walesle to audit the account of the said justiciary of the issues of the said land since his last account.

March 20. Eye.

Order to the bailiffs of Staunford to pay to the bearer, the proctor of the monks of Cîteaux, the 10 marks of alms appointed by the earl of Warenne to be paid yearly to them in the fair of Staunford ; and the barons of the Exchequer have been ordered to allow the same in the farm of the town.

Writ of computate accordingly to the barons of the Exchequer.

March 21. Tivetshall (Tyfteshale).

Grant to Master William de Alta Villa of the prebend late of Thomas de Beverle in the church of Gnossehal, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield ; with mandate to Master R. archdeacon of Stafford, to induct him.

Mandate to the sheriff of Stafford to defend him and his proctor and possessions in the said prebend.

The like to Master R. Lacok, guardian of the said bishopric.

March 16. Chippenham.

Exemption, for life, of Master Richard le Harper (Cythariste) from suits of counties and hundreds, and from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

March 23. Bromholme.

Mandate to the knights and Serjeants in the munition of the castles of Rothelan and Beeston (de Rupe) to come to the king, except those whom J. Lestrange, justice of Chester, thinks should be retained in that munition.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for payment to the prior of Bromholm yearly at the Exchequer 5 marks, which the king has granted to the prior and monks there by charter.

March 25. Holt

Mandate to W. de Haverhull, the treasurer, and the chamberlains, and brother Hugh de Stocton and the other keepers of the king's treasure in the Tower of London, as the king is in need of 500 marks to buy horses, which he wishes to be taken out of the issues of the archbishopric of Canterbury, and the guardians of that archbishopric have not at present that amount in hand, to let that amount be brought from the said treasure to the New Temple, London, whereof 200 marks shall be handed over to Roger, clerk of the said treasurer, to buy horses, and the residue deposited there to be sent to Richard, the king's marshal, by the same Roger when the said Richard orders it and has found horses to buy. The king has commanded the said guardians to refund the sum at Easter.

March 27. Thetford.

Appointment of Richard, the Marshal, to the custody of the land late of William de Sumervill in Secroft during the minority of the heir of J. earl of Lincoln, to maintain him in the king's service.

March 28. Thetford.

Notification to the abbot of St. Edmunds that the king has lent to R. le Bygod, earl of Norfolk, who will cross with the him, the 100 marks which they granted in their house to the king in aid of his passage, to prepare the said earl for his passage ; and request that they will let the earl have it by Mid-Lent at latest.

March 28. Chippenham.

Presentation of Robert de Flori to the church of All Hallows the Less, London, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester ; directed to the archdeacon of London.

Mandate to brother Hugh de Stocton and W. de Haverhull to deliver the 500l. of the thirtieth received by them from the sheriff of Lincoln to B. Peche and W. Hardel and J. de Colemere, to make purveyances against the king's passage ; and if by chance they have not received the said 500l. to pay that amount out of other treasure of the king, to be replaced when they receive other 500l. of the thirtieth.

March 28. Chippenham.

Exemption, for life, of John son of Henry de Cobbeham from being made justice of assizes, from being distrained to make any view of land, and from being put upon assizes, juries or recognitions.

Letters of credit for Master Henry de Secusia and W. de Seint Amur, whom the king is sending to the court of Rome on his affairs, to the amount of 80 marks.

March 30. Ditton.

Acknowledgment of the surrender by Richard de Alencum at Ditton, on Monday the morrow of Mid-Lent, of the castles of Rothelan and of the rock of Rothelan (de Rupe de Rothelan) and of his delivery thereof by order of the king to John Lestrange, justice of Chester, to keep during pleasure.

Protection, without term, for the church of Llanbadarn-Fawr (Sancti Paterni), which belongs to the church of St. Peter, Gloucester, and for the men, lands &c. belonging to it ; directed to Mereduc son of Owen, Malgun son of Mailgun and Res son of Res, and all bailiffs, ministers and others of South Wales.

Grant, during pleasure, to Master Roger de Ravelingham of the 10 marks which he had of the gift of W. sometime earl of Warenne, and mandate to the bailiffs and good men of Staunford to pay him that amount yearly, at Easter, out of their farm.

Mandate to the barons of the Exchequer to allow that amount in their farm.

April 1. Royston.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Reginald de Moyun as chief justice of the forest in all counties wherein the king has forest, chace or parks on this side Trent.

March 3. St. Albans.

Protection for Richard de Alenzun so long as he be on the king's service in the castle of Windlesor.

Ratification of a covenant made between Reginald Ruffus and William de Markedich and Juliana his wife touching half a virgate of land in Havering, whereby the latter let at farm to Reginald, his heirs and assigns, the said land for forty years.

April 4. Harrow.

Grant to Peter de Sabaudia, the king's uncle, that at his death the king will not lay hands on his lands by reason of having the custody thereof, nor give seisin thereof to any of his heirs, until the debts which the said Peter owes at his death be paid out of the issues of the said lands.

Protection for the prior of Witham of the Carthusian order, so long as he be with the king beyond seas.

MEMBRANE 6.

Request to the free men and tenants in socage and burgage as well of the honor of Richmond as of the honor of Laigle and of the lands late of W. earl of Warenne, in the county of Sussex, to make Peter de Sabaudia, the king's uncle, a competent aid, as he is about to cross with the king, where he will have expenses of every kind.

April 5. Windsor,

Alexander son of William has letters to the dean of St. John's, Chester, for the prebend late of Geoffrey the Chaplain in that church.

To all abbots and priors of the Cistercian, Premonstratensian and Black orders in the county of Chester. The king is sending to them Simon, sometime dean of Chester, with a clerk of J. Lestrange, justice of Chester, requesting them to give him succour in money or horses for his passage, and to let him know in writing by the said Simon what succour they will make him.

Mandate to the said Simon to induce them to make the king succour in money or horses for drawing carts.

Mandate to the said justice to cause one of his clerks to attend to the business with the said Simon.

Grant to Joceram de Frenis, brother of Wiscard de Frenis, that, as soon as opportunity offers, the king will provide him with a church of the value of 40 or 30 marks a year ; and appointment of John le Maunsel and Peter Chaceporc to receive the said church for his use, when it falls void, so that they advise the king thereof.

[Cancelled.] Because they were changed as below.

April 7. Windsor.

Protection, without term, for the abbot and monks of Beaulien.

The like for the abbot of St. Albans, and his monks.

April 8. Windsor.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Gilbert de Segrave to the custody of the castle of Kenillewurth, and mandate to Philip de Ascelles that, when Gilbert has set his seal to a writing which the king is sending to him, he is to deliver the castle to him and send the writing to the king.

Let the form of that writ be sought for on the dorse of this roll opposite.

The like of Bertram de Cryoyl to the custody of the castle of Dover, in this form, that he shall surrender it to no one but the king, and in the case of the king's death, to no one but Eleanor, the queen, to the use of the king's heris, and if the said Eleanor cannot come personally to receive it, then to no one but one of her uncles, not in the fealty of the king of France, to the use of the said heirs.

Mandate to archbishops &c. to maintain and protect the house and nuns of Merlawe, the king having received into his hands, custody and protection, their house and them and all their goods and possessions, as the king's demesne goods, so that they may forfeit nothing therein, and if anyone presume to make them forfeit anything in ecclesiastical or lay matters, full justice shall be done to them ; and they are not to be impleaded touching any tenement, ecclesiastical or lay, except before the king or his chief justice.

They have like letters from King Richard, by the example of which the king ordered these to be made at the instance of the queen.

To the abbots and priors of the Cistercian, Premonstratensian and Black and Augustinian orders. The king is sending to them Elias de Hertford, clerk, with the sheriff of the county wherein the houses are situated, to ask them to succour him with money or horses and to let him know in writing by the said clerk and the sheriff what succour they will make him.

John de Havereng in the county of Essex.

April 9. Windsor.

Protection, without term, for the prior and priory of St. Mary, Kardigan.

April 12. Westminster.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for 20 marks a year to be paid to Bernard de Sabaudia for the maintenance of Ducelina his wife, who by the king's special command has come to England, so long as she be in England by the king's will.

Grant to him of the said sum.

April 14. Westminster.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Henry de Leukenore, to the custody of the hospital of St. John, Oxford, and mandate to the brothers and sisters to be intendant to him.

The canons of Dunestaple have licence to elect a prior, by John and Walter, canons of that house.

Protection for Hugh Giffard for so long as he have the custody of Edward the king's son.

Mandate to the abbot and convent of Westminster, out of the 200 marks received by them from the treasurer and chamberlains as of prest money by writ of liberate and out of which they were to pay to William de Haverhull, the treasurer, and Edward son of Odo 40 marks a year to do the king's order therewith, to pay to Odo le Orfevre 40l. a year to make therewith the [chapel] of St. Mary, Westminster, to wit, 10l. at Easter, 26 Henry III, at Midsummer, at Michaelmas and at Christmas following and so from year to year until the said 200 marks be paid him.

Mandate to W. de Haverhull, the treasurer, and the chamberlains and other keepers of the treasure in the Tower of London, to have all the money in the said treasure sent to Westminster.

The like to brother Hugh de Stocton and the other keepers of the thirtieth.

[Cancelled.] Because the writ was surrendered.

April 17. Westminster.

Notification that the 200 marks which the prior of St. Swithin's promised to the king against his passage to Poitou and which William Lungespeye received by the hand of the said prior, and the 400 marks which the same William received at the Exchequer are of the king's mere gift to the said William in aid of his crossing.

Mandate to the said prior to deliver the said 200 marks to the bearer of this writ patent.

Licence for three years from Easter, 26 Henry III for Ernald Beraut and his men to come safely and securely to the king's land and power to trade.

Acquittance to the abbot and convent of Abbendon for 100 marks promised by them to the king in aid of his crossing, which Hugh son of Henry, Peter de Wyleby and Nicholas, parson of the church of Kensinton, paid to the king at the New Temple, London, on Wednesday before Easter.

April 19. Westminster.

Mandate to brother Hugh de Stocton, Bertram de Cryoyl, William Joynier and John de Coudres, keepers of the king's treasure in the Tower of London, to deliver to William de Haverhull, the treasurer, and the chamberlains, the following sums to do the king's orders therewith :—

1,247 marks, 2s. 10½d. of the thirtieth.

1,758 marks, 6s. 8d. of arrears of the issues of the land of Ireland, the county of Chester and moneys which Hugh de Pateshull, sometime treasurer and the chamberlains of his time delivered to the present treasurer and chamberlains, and of arrears of 55l. 13s. 4d. which they received from William son of Warin for a fine, and of arrears of the issues of the bishoprics of Durham and Winchester, and of arrears of 50l. which they received from the bishop of St. Davids, and of arrears of 100l. which they received from William de Haverhull, the treasurer and the chamberlains, and 12 marks, 6s. 9d. which they have of arrears of the tallage, and 10,000 marks of the Jewry.

Protection, without term, for the abbot of St. Edmunds.

April 21. Westminster.

To brother Hugh de Stocton. The king is sending to him P. Chaceporc, the treasurer, Artaud de Sancto Romano, John Maunsel and Edward son of Odo to view the king's jewels deposited with him, commanding him to permit the said P. to take as many of these as the king has ordered.

The prior and convent of St. Augustine's, Bristol, have licence to elect an abbot through the resignation of W. sometime abbot of the house into the hands of the bishop of Worcester.

MEMBRANE 5.

April 20. Westminster.

Mandate to the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London, to institute William son of Robert Hardel as parson of the church of All Hallows the Less, London, whom the king presented to that church in his gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester, notwithstanding that he afterwards presented Robert de Flury thereto through inadvertence.

Royal assent to the election of Geoffrey de Barton to be prior of Dunestaple ; with mandate to the bishop of Lincoln to do his part herein.

Exemption, for life, of William de Stanbroc from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

The like of Simon de Mereton.

April 20. Westminster.

Mandate to the treasurer and chamberlains to let the abbot and convent of Westminster have yearly on the feast of St. Botulph, a tun of wine which the king has granted to them for the celebration of divine service.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

Protection, without term, for Margery, countess of Penbrok.

April 20. Westminster.

To the abbot and convent of Clive. At the petition of Margery Byset, the king has granted to the house of St. Matthew, Bradeleg, and the infirm sisters thereof, for ever, 5 marks out of the farm of the manor of Bramton to be taken yearly by the hands of the said abbot and convent, who hold the said manor at farm, which he had before granted to the said Margery for life ; and therefore he commands them to pay the same accordingly.

Mandate to the barons of the Exchequer to cause this to be done and enrolled.

April 21. Westminster.

Protection, without term, for the abbot of Westminster and his abbey.

The like for the priory of Hurley, of Great Malvern and of St. Bartholomew, Subiry, which are cells of that abbey.

The like for the abbot of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, for him and his abbey.

April 22. Windsor.

Licence for Frederic Orlandi, Bosculus Albertin and Gentile Gentil, citizens and merchants of Siena, to stay in the realm of England to carry on their merchandise, as they did in times past, to renew their debts by new contracts, and to stay safely until they have collected all their debts ; and protection for them in so doing.

The like to Raymond Petri and William Bovoky.

April 23. Windsor.

Acknowledgment to the prior and convent of Lewes of the receipt by the hands of John, their chamberlain, of 50 marks which they promised in aid of the king's crossing to Poitou.

April 25. Windsor.

Mandate to brother Hugh de Stocton and William de Haverhull, the treasurer, to cause 193l. 1½ mark, which they have in their custody of the subsidy of the prelates, to be delivered to Peter Chaceporc, keeper of the wardrobe, to be brought to Portesmuth.

Licence for Robert de Curtenay to lease his manor of Sutton for three years from Easter, 26 Henry III.

Mandate to the barons of the Exchequer to pay to the wife of Reginald le Hauberger, five marks yearly, which the king has granted to him for the maintenance of his wife and his household so long as he be with the king beyond seas.

Protection for the university of clerks of Oxford, during the king's absence beyond seas ; directed to W. archbishop of York, William de Cantilupo and William de Eboraco.

Grant to the brethren of the new hospital without the gate of Bissopisgate that they shall have the soc of their men in the city of London, as other religious men have ; mandate to the mayor and sheriffs of London to let them have the same.

April 26. Winchester.

Notification that Queen Eleanor, by licence of the king, has given to Bernard de Sabaudia the custody of Isabel the younger daughter and one of the heirs of Roger de Akeni, and of the land falling to her of the inheritance of her father, with her marriage, if the matrimony before contracted with her ought not to stand.

Mandate to the sheriff of Oxford to give the said Bernard seisin of the manor of Gerinton.

Protection for William le Moyne, until the king's return from beyond seas.

Grant to Queen Eleanor of the custody, during the minority of the heir, of the lands of Ralph de Tony, to receive in her wardrobe all the issues thereof, with the wards and escheats belonging thereto.

April 28. Winchester.

Protection for Master Walter de Lench, until the king's return from beyond seas.

Confirmation of a grant by Richard the Marshal, king's Serjeant, to the master of the Knights Templars in England of the land late of William de Sumervill in Secroft, in the king's hands by reason of his custody of the land and heir of J. earl of Lincoln, which he granted to him for his maintenance in the king's service, during the minority of the heir.

Power to W. archbishop of York and William de Cantilupo, or one of them, to confer upon William Giffard son of Hugh Giffard some church in the king's gift of the value of from 20, 30, 40, or 50 marks a year, and no more.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer &c., for 50s. yearly from the king's treasury to the sacristan of Westminster to buy a tun of wine at the feast of St. Botulph for the celebration of the divine offices.

Protection for Robert de Crepping, so long as he be in the king's service.

Acknowledgment of the payment by R. bishop of Lincoln, by the hands of John de Crakhal, his steward, by order of the king, at Winchester, on Tuesday before the Apostles Philip and James, 26 Henry III. to R. earl le Bygod, of 100 marks of prest, whereby the bishop made fine for the surrender by the king to him of the custody of the lands which Idonea de Veteri Ponte held of him as belonging to the church of Lincoln.

MEMBRANE 4.

April 30. Winchester.

Protection, without term, for the abbot of Kirkested.

Acknowledgment to A. bishop of St. Davids, of the receipt by the hands of Master Edward de la Criolle and John le Flemeng, his messengers, of 40 marks, promised against the king's crossing, for which the king gives him special thanks.

Protection, until the king's return from beyond seas, for the prioress of Aumberbiry, for herself and her church.

Acquittance to the prior and convent of Worcester for 30 marks delivered by the hands of Thomas, chaplain of the bishop of Worcester, and Adam de Wintonia, monk of that house, in the wardrobe at Winchester on Monday the morrow of the close of Easter, which they gave in aid of the king's crossing, and for which the king returns thanks.

Protection for William Russel, so long as the king be beyond seas.

May 1. Winchester

Acknowledgment of the payment by John son of Geoffrey with the other keepers of the king's treasure deposited at Bristol, by order of the king to Emery de Sacy, sheriff of Southampton, and William Pepin, of 1,638l. on the first Sunday in Lent, 26 Henry III, at Winchester, to be carried to Portesmuth to make purveyance against the king's crossing to Gascony.

Grant to W. bishop of Carlisle, of the lands late of John de Veteri Ponte in the county of Westmereland and without, with the shrievalty of that county, which are in the king's hands, in demesnes, homages, aids, villeinages, tallages, forests, woods, parks, pastures, stews, mills, castles, liberties and free customs, and all other things that can fall to the king, as well in wards and marriages as in other escheats and gifts of void churches ; to hold at farm to him and his assigns during the minority of the heirs, at a yearly rent of 600 marks.

Mandate to the sheriff of Nottingham to give him seisin of all the said lands in his bailiwick, and to appraise the stock and chattels therein by good men, and let the bishop have them at that price, and to let the barons of the Exchequer know the price so that it may be allowed to the heris of the said John in debts due from him to the king.

The like to the sheriffs of Westmereland and Norhampton.

Acknowledgment of the receipt from the abbot of Hyde, in aid of the king's crossing, of 50 marks at Winchester, by the hands of Peter, chamberlain of Hyde, and Reginald de Sancto Edwardo, clerk of the abbot, on Wednesday, the eve of the Apostles Philip and James ; and release to the abbot of the scutage of five out of the twenty knights' fees due from him.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Robert Passelewe as sherif of Southampton.

Protection with clause volumus, without term, for the prior of Spalding ; and order that they (sic) may enjoy the liberties granted to them by the king's predecessors and the king.

May 2. Marwell.

Power to W. archbishop of York, to confer oh Michael son of William de Fenles some church in the king's gift to the value of 50 or 60 marks a year while the king is beyond seas.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Gilbert de Segrave to the castle of Kenillewurth ; and mandate to Philip de Ascolles to deliver the same, with the hay, stew and other things, to Richard de Torp, knight of the said Gilbert.

Protection with clause volumus, until the king's return from beyond seas, for Thomas le Barber.

Promise to the abbot and convent of Westminster, who at the king's request have bound themselves and their goods to Reyner Petri and his fellows, merchants of Siena, for Peter Chaceporc, to pay to them for the said Peter 220 marks at the feast of the Resurrection of the Lord next, that if the abbey fall void hefore the payment of the said money with the damages and expenses according to the bond of the said Peter made to the abbot and convent, the said money with the damages and expenses shall be paid to the said merchants out of goods belonging to the portion of the abbot, even though the abbey be in the king's hands, the portion of the convent remaining untouched.

Acknowledgment of the receipt from the abbot of St. Mary's, York, of 100 marks in aid of the king's crossing, at Winchester, on Thursday after the Close of Easter, by the hands of R. prior of the same house.

Mandate to the treasurer and chamberlains to let Edward de Westmonasterio, king's clerk, have money for the maintenance of the work of the shrine of St. Edward, Westminster, and for the liveries of the goldsmiths working upon the said shrine and for the marble work thereof, by view and testimony and counsel of the said treasurer and chamberlains and of Robert Passelewe ; and when the king knows the cost of the said works he will let them have a writ of liberate.

The like to the same to let him have money for leading the king's louvre (fumerillum) over the lesser hall of Westminster and painting the queen's chapel there and for the sufficient maintenance of the king's houses and quay there, by view and testimony of good men.

Writ of liberate to the same to pay to him three half pence a day for the livery of the king's piebald horse (bucstani) and his keeper, from Easter, 26 Henry III, until further order.

May 3. Marwell.

Presentation of Robert de Cantuaria the younger to the church of St. Mary le Bow, London, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Canterbury ; directed to the dean of Arches.

Acknowledgment of the receipt from the abbot of St. Mary's, York, of 100 marks in aid of the king's crossing to wit, at Winchester, on Thursday after the Close of Easter in this year, by the hands of R. prior of the same house.

May 3. Marwell.

Protection for the said abbot, until the king's return from beyond seas.

Licence for Katharine late the wife of Michael son of Nicholas, whose marriage the king granted to Hugh de Vivona, to marry whom she will, of the king's fealty, the said Hugh de Vivona having acknowledged before the king that she has satisfied him in respect of her marriage.

Mandate to W. archbishop of York, and W. de Eboraco, provost of Beverley, to provide for Isabel daughter of Lady Willelma, who is with the queen, in the next marriage of 20l. or 30l. yearly of land that falls to the king of an heir male.

In like manner it is written to the archbishop alone to confer upon Master William le Brun, while the king is beyond seas, any church in the king's gift that falls void of the value of 60 marks or less.

May 4. Marwell.

Mandate to the said archbishop and W. de Cantilupo to provide for Matthew Bezil in the next marriage of 40l. of land yearly that falls in while the king is beyond seas, to the use of the said Matthew.

And he has letters patent thereof directed 'Omnibus

MEMBRANE 3.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Henry de Bathonia to the custody of the county of York, so that he shall render at the Exchequer 200 marks a year for the profit of that county, and shall guard the king's castles of Scardeburg and Pikering at his own cost. And it is commanded to the barons of the Exchequer to cause this to be enrolled.

May 4. Marwell.

Writde intendendi to all persons or the county of York in favour of him as sheriff.

Mandate to the abbot and convent of Stafford (sic) to pay the 11l. 12d. a year, due from them for the farm of the land of Subbiry and Hamme, which the king, at the instance of Queen Eleanor, granted for life to Margery Biset, to the executors of the will of the said Margery or their assigns for three years after her death, to be bestowed on pious uses for her soul.

And she has letters patent thereof directed 'Omnibus.'

Appointment, during pleasure, of Richard de Munfichet as sheriff of the counties of Essex and Hereford (sic).

The like of the same as constable of the castle of Hertford.

Exemption, for life, of Robert de Canceis from being put upon assizes, juries or recognitions, and from suits of counties and hundreds.

Power to John le Flemeng of Nel and Adam his brother and Peter de Ourdemens', merchants of Vermundois, to come to the king's land with merchandise.

The like to Arnald Matw, of the land of the count of Toulouse and Arnald de Gerendun.

Grant to John Mansel, to whom the king has committed the archbishopric of Canterbury, that if he die before he have rendered account for the same to the king, no one but the king or his heirs shall lay hand on the goods of the said John, whether ecclesiastical or lay, by reason of his not having rendered such account, but his executors shall answer freely for him.

Mandate to G. archdeacon of Dublin, treasurer of Ireland, to deliver the whole treasure of Ireland in his custody to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, to send to the king to Bordeaux, and to make provision with him for its safe-conduct and prompt delivery.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for the payment monthly, during pleasure, beginning from May this year, to Bernard de Saubaudia, constable of Windleshore, of 25l. 15s. 8d. to the use of four knights in the said castle, each of whom takes 9d. a day ; of seven watchmen there, each of whom takes 2d. a day; of Brunellus, the king's carpenter, and an engineer (attiliatoris), each of whom takes 6d. a day ; for the payment also of 70s. to the use of the seven watchmen, to wit, 10s. a year each, from 4 May in this year for one year, both days included.

Appointment during pleasure of Hamo Passelewe to the custody of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, with the castles of Norwich and Suff (sic).

Protection for Master Simon de Walton, so long as he be on the king's service.

Writ de intendendo to the knights, free men and others of the manor of Croxton in favour of Bertram de Cryoyl, to whom the king has given that manor in part exchange for the manor of Ketelberewe.

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

Mandate to William de Haverhull and brother Hugh de Stocton to deliver to Peter Chacepore, keeper of the wardrobe, out of the aid of the prelates in their custody, 70l. to pay to the merchants of Gutland, for greywork bought from them to the king's use at London in this year.

Enrolled by the mouth (per os) of Edward son of Odo.

Mandate to W. archbishop of York, and William de Cantilupo to assign out of the lands in the king's hands with the heris of Walter de Lacy, to Margery late his wife, reasonable dower, to the value of a third part of the lands whereof the said heris are vouched to warranty in the king's court by charters of the said Walter against the said Margery when suing her dower of the said lands.

Power to W. archbishop of York, and W. de Cantilupo of providing for Joceram de Frenis, son of Wiscard de Frenis, in any church in the king's gift to the value of 30 or 40 marks.

Grant to the good men of Bristol, which the king has granted to them at farm for twenty years from St. Gregory, 21 Henry III, at a rent of 245l. that they shall keep it for one year more at the said farm.

May 5. Portsmouth.

Grant to the executors of the will of J. de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, of the farm of the manor of Waleton, in the king's hands by reason of his custody of the land and heir of the said earl, to be received by the hand of the prior of Penwurtham, to whom the king has committed it at farm during the minority of the inheritors of the said manor ; and for this grant the executors have released to the king all the profits which he received form the custody of Roger de Mubray, and from the goods of the said custody.

He has other letters of the patent thereof directed to himself for him to answer for the said farm to the said executors.

Mandate to the barons of the Exchequer to cause this to be enrolled.

Grant to the abbess of Lacok that every week she shall have a cart itinerant once in the forest of Melkesham for dead wood for her hearth, during pleasure.

Mandate to Reginald de Moyun, justice of the forest, to permit this.

Grant to William de Cantilupo that he shall render yearly for the manor of Brugewauter with the castle and other appurtenances, for the time that it has been in his hands by order of the king and during pleasure, 64l. 10d., its extent.

Mandate to the barons of the Exchequer to cause this to be done and enrolled.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Henry de Bathonia to the custody of the manor of Pikeringh.

Order to Robert de Pikeringe to give him seisin thereof.

Mandate to the barons of the Cinque Ports to be intendant, during pleasure, to Bertram de Cryoyl, constable of the castle of Dover, in all things pertaining to the said ports.

Order to the sheriff of Surrey, at the mandate of the said Bertram, to lend him aid and counsel for the munition of the castle of Dover, with good men and other things as are needed for the keeping of the peace and defence of the realm.

The like to the sheriffs of Kent and Sussex, Essex and Hertford.

Grant to William Lungespeye, who is going with the king beyond seas, that if he die before returning, the will which he has made of his goods shall stand, notwithstanding any debt to the king ; on condition that his heirs when they come of age answer for the said debt.

Power to W. archbishop of York, and W. de Cantilupo to provide in the next marriage of an heir male of 20l. or 30l. yearly of land falling to the king to the use of Annora niece of Fulk de Mungumery, to Marry her.

May 6. Portsmouth.

Mandate to all barons, knights and free men of the counties of Chester, Salop and Stafford, whenever called upon by John Lestrance, to came to his and with horses and arms.

MEMBRANE 2.

To all sheriffs in whose bailiwicks there are tenants of lands who owe castle-guard rents to the castle of Dover. The king has attorned Richard de Haudlo, Gilbert de Ceriton and Thomas Mauncel to receive the same, during pleasure, and, therefore, he commands the said sheriffs to distrain all who owe the said rents to pay the same to them.

Power to W. archbishop of York, to assign to William de Cantilupo the first ward falling to the king, with the marriage thereof, of the value of 160l. a year. If he cannot provide for him in one ward of that value, he shall do so in divers wards of the value of 50l. or more.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of the same archbishop, of William de Wydendon, his knight, from suits of counties, hundreds and wapentakes, and from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions or view of land.

Protection, without term, for the abbot and convent of Battle.

To W. archbishop of York, and W. de Cantilupo. Whereas the king is bound to provide for Simon Passelewe, king's clerk, in an ecclesiastical benefice in the king's gift of the value of 40 or 50 marks or more but has been at other times prevented from promoting him, he commands them on no account to omit to provide such for him at the first opportunity notwithstanding any provision made for any other person.

May 6. Portsmouth.

Appointment of Roger de Mohaut to the custody of the castle of Mohaut, during pleasure ; and mandate to John Lestrange, justice of Chester, to deliver the castle to him.

Appointment of Maud, countess of Warenne ; to the custody of the castle of Cunniburg, during pleasure ; and mandate to W. archbishop of York, and W. de Cantilupo to deliver the same to her.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Gilbert de Segrave as justice of the forest on this side Trent.

Power to W. archbishop of York, and W. de Cantilupo to give the royal assent to the election of Walter, prior of St. Augustine's, Bristol, to be abbot of that house, or to the election of any other person if the said elect be not sufficient.

May 6. Portsmouth.

Grant to Jeremiah de Caxton, to whom the king committed the custody of the archbishopric of Canterbury, with Bertram de Cryoyl, that he shall not, by occasion of the said custody, be bound to render any reckoning or account to the king of the issues of the archbishopric, as for this the king has wholly betaken himself to Bertram, who before the king and council of his own free will charged himself therewith.

Power to W. archbishop of York, of conferring (1) upon W. de Eboraco, provost of Beverley, the first prebend falling void in the church of St. Paul, London ; (2) upon R. Passelewe, the second prebend falling void therein, unless before that some moderate prebend in the church of Lichfield fall void, which the king then wills be conferred on him, but if the prebend in Lichfield be good and fat the king wills that it be conferred upon Philip de Sabaudia ; and (3) upon the same Philip the third prebend falling void in the church of St. Paul, London, even though he be before that provided for in the church of Linchfield.

May 6. Portsmouth.

Grant to Baldwin, count of Gines, of a yearly fee of 100 marks at the Exchequer, until the king give back to him the manor of Neuton, co. Kent, which Hubert de Burgo, earl of Kent, holds, to hold to him and his heirs.

Order to the sheriffs of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester, that whenever John de Munemue lets them know that he has need of the aid of the barons, knights and other lawful men of their bailiwicks, to cause them to come with horses and arms to keep the peace.

Presentation of R. de Shotindon to the church of Merseham, void by the resignation of Ralph de Noers ; directed to the archdeacon of Canterbury.

May 7. Portsmouth.

Notification that the king is unwilling that by the livery of ships which Walter Marshal, earl of Pembroke made, or by the livery which H. de Bohun, earl of Essex and Hertford, made, against the king's crossing into Gascony in this year, at Portesmue, any right should accrue to either of them, but as soon as he can attend to it in parts beyond sea or on this side, a full enquiry shall be made whether it is to the earl marshal alone or to both in common that the livery of the said ships belongs.

May 6. Portsmouth.

Power to W. archbishop of York, to provide for Henry de Wingeham, clerk of Peter de Sabaudia, the king's uncle, in an ecclesiastical benefice of the value of 40 marks a year, when opportunity offer.

Exemption, for life, of Robert Taillard from suits of counties and hundreds and from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

May 7. Portsmouth.

Mandate to John de Munemue to take into the king's hands all lands, liberties and other things found by the inquisition made by order of the king to have been alienated from the king.

Licence for Richard de la Rokele to pledge his manor of Beckeham for three years from Easter in this year, so that he to whom it is lent hold it whatever happens to the said Richard.

Mandate to Mereduc son of Res to surrender to the king the land of Whidigadan and the land of Kadewely, it having been found by inquisition that the former is the king's demesne and the latter his barony.

Protection, without term, for the lepers of the hospital of St. Mary Magdalen, Southampton.

May 5. Portsmouth.

Notification that with the counsel of all the earls and barons and lieges present with the king at Portesmuth before his crossing into Gascony, the king has committed the rule of his realm of England to W. archbishop of York, on this condition, that so long as the king shall be without the realm the archbishop shall dispose of all the affairs of the king and the realm by the counsel of W. bishop of Carlisle, and W. de Cantilupo. The king's writs as well of the king's affairs as of common right shall be made under the king's name and style, and shall be sealed with the seal which was formerly at the Exchequer, which seal shall be in the custody of Silvester de Everdon by the hand of R. bishop of Chichester (Cistr'), the chancellor. Writs of the Exchequer shall be sealed in the meanwhile with a certain privy seal of the king with a shield of the king's arms, with the circumscription of the Exchequer seal.

Also the king has ordained that those things which he commands under the Exchequer seal by the archbishop with the counsel of the said W. bishop of Carlisle and W. de Cantilupo, concerning the affairs of the king and the realm, shall be done by all persons who shall remain in England. In like manner, those things which the king, by the barons of the Exchequer, under the said privy seal of the Exchequer, shall command concerning the affairs of the Exchequer, to all persons staying in England, shall be done by all persons in general.

All persons are to be intendant to the archbishop in all things pertaining to the king and the realm, as aforesaid.

The archbishop, the said W. bishop of Carlisle and W. de Cantilupo shall not by reason of the said guardianship be bound to any reckoning or account to the king or his heirs ; but for the treasure which the treasurer and chamberlains or other the king's bailiffs shall deliver for the affairs of the king and the realm, those shall answer who deliver and receive the said treasure. [Fœdera.]

Power to the said archbishop, with regard to all wards falling in under the value of 50l. during the king's absence, to make the king's profit thereof by the counsel of W. bishop of Carlisle and W. de Cantilupo ; also to grant licence to elect in the case of abbeys and priories under the value of 50 marks a year falling void, and to give the royal assent to the election when made.

Writ of aid for the said archbishop as guardian of the realm, directed to M. son of Gerard, justiciary of Ireland.

The like, directed to David son of Llewelin.

May 7. Portsmouth.

Licence for Fulk de Castello Novo to sell, out of his park in the manor of Glatton, which he has of the king's gift until the king surrender it to the right heirs, to the value of 10l. a year with free ingress and egress, and chiminage and carriage.

Power to W. archbishop of York to provide for Adam Coc 100s. or 10 marks of land in wards or escheat's as soon as opportunity offers, to maintain him in the king's service.

The like to the same to provide for Peter son of Gwillelma, the queen's chamberlain, in an ecclesiastical benefice having cure of souls or prebendal of the value of [50l.] as soon as opportunity offers, and not to omit this, remembering how the king is bound to him by special affection for his constant, faithful and devoted service to the queen.

Licence for the prioress and nuns of Gracedien, Beleton, as by the constitution of their order they shall never leave the precincts of their house, to appoint by letters patent an attorney, if they should happen to be impleaded or have to implead others ; and justices, sheriffs and others are commanded to admit such attorney.

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Membrane 1 (fragment).

For Martin de Littelbury, king's clerk.

…when opportunity offers.