1243, membranes 21d, 19d, 17d, 16d, 15d, 13d, 12d, 11d, 10d, 8d, 7d, 6d, 3d

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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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Jan. 3. Bordeaux.

The bishop of Dax is summoned to be before the king wherever he may be on Tuesday the quinzaine of Epiphany,to receive justice from the men of Dax and to do what is just to them.

In like manner it is commanded to the men of Dax to be there to receive justice.

Jan. 8. Bordeaux.

To the emperor.The king made a treaty with the count of Toulouse against all men except the emperor,so that neither should make a peace or truce with the king of France without the other,and yet the count, unmindful of his oath,has joined the king of France.

This,as well as the sedition against the king by his traitors of Poitou, the king thinks should not be concealed from the emperor.

The king is nevertheless continuing his stay in Gascony,doing his utmost to grieve his enemies and to re-establish his position,and begs the emperor to have regard to the present case as well as to the inconveniences which have happened to the king through the count of La Marche and his accomplices,and to give him his counsel and to recall to his memory the last words of I.his wife,the king's sister,in favour of the king,and fulfil them in deed.[Fœdera.]

Request to Master Vinea,judge of the great imperial hall,to lay these letters and the king's state before the emperor and to be diligent in advancing the king's cause.[Fœdera.]

Request to Eyma de Gumpeis to recall to his memory the king's conversation with him in the presence of Sabaudia,the king's uncle, and to advance the matter with the emperor,and to report by letter by the bearer of these presents what he has done in the matter.[Fœdera.]


Jan. 21. Bordeaux.

To R.Berenger,count and marquis of Provence and count of Forcalquier. On account of certain rumours that he has heard,the king is unwilling that he should go to France to take the truce between the king and the king of France,as the king requested him by Aymer Gwischardi; the king further requests him not to send Senchia,his daughter,who is to marry R.earl of Cornwall,the king's brother,to England under the conduct of the king of France,and if he does so,the king will suspect him of having done this at the instance of the king's enemies.[Fœdera.]


The king proposed to send shortly John Maunsell to the parts of Dax for the expedition of some matters,and it seemed to the king and council that,amongst other things to be done,the said John with others whom he should associate with himself, should hear and if possible determine the contentions which have arisen between the bishop and the citizens of Dax. And it is commanded to the bishop that it is not fit that because of these contentions he should come to the king on the octave of the Purification, but that he should receive and do what is just before these; and he is commanded not to molest the citizens in the meantime, as he wishes to avoid the king's vengeance.

The same is commanded to the citizens of Dax.

Jan. 31. Bordeaux.

Licence for the abbot of Savigny to send any abbot of the Cistercian order whom he chooses, or two monks of the same order, to England to visit certain houses of that order, and he has letters and safe-conduct for them.

Feb. 1. Bordeaux.

Request to the barons of the port of Winchelese, in conjunction with the barons of the Cinque Ports to whom the king has written in like manner, and with the counsel of Bertram de Cryoyl, to provide the king with all the good galleys they can to grieve the king's enemies by sea and land so long as the war lasts with France.

The like is written to the barons of the port of Dover, Hastings, Rye, Sandwich, Hythe.

Feb. 17. Bordeaux.

Request to the pope to confirm the provision by the prior and convent of the church of Canterbury, after having obtained the king's licence to elect, of Boniface de Sabaudia, proctor of the church of Bellay, the king's uncle, to the see of Canterbury, void by the death of E. sometime archbishop; which confirmation the king has greatly at heart, and for that and other matters has sent Master Robert Anketil, canon of Dol, as his proctor to the court of Rome.

The like is written to all the cardinals, to wit, Sirs Romanus of Porto and St. Ruffina, Reginald of Ostia and Velletri, James of Palestrina (Penetrino), bishops; S. of St. Mary in Trastevere, John of St. Praxed, Senebald of St. Laurence in Lucina, priests; Reiner of St. Mary in Cosmedin, Giles of SS. Cosmas and Damian, Otto of St. Nicholas in Carcere Tulliano and Richard of St. Angelo, deacons.

Request to I. the pope not to permit the bishop of Norwich to be translated to Winchester, as it would be contrary to the king's letter to the pope's predecessor and against the council of O. cardinal of St. Nicholas Carcere Tulliano, then legate in England, and the prior of that church and his adherents (complices) as those upon whom devolved through the disobedience, neglect or fault of others, the power of providing to that church, have provided B. de Sabaudia thereto, according to the mandate of the apostolic see and the counsel of the legate. And to further this matter the king has sent Master Robert Anketil to the court of Rome.

On the same matter it is written to all the cardinals.


The king begs the pope not to permit the church of Winchester to be grieved with expenses or charged with debts through Benedict de Burgo, monk of Winchester, and his followers, adversaries of the name and honour of the king and his party, who are going to the court of Rome against the will of their prior; and to refuse provision to them for their expenses, or any loan being made to them by the pope's grace ; for the king could not endure that their expenses or debts should be paid out of the goods of the said church.

On the same matter it is written to all the cardinals.

It is written also to all merchants and specially to those of Florence, Siena and Rome, not to assist them by making them any kind of loan.

Feb. 24. Bordeaux.

The vicomtesse of Benauges is summoned to be before the king with her son on Thursday the morrow of Ash Wednesday to answer the king why she refuses what is due from her to him touching her castles and her son according to the custom of Gascony, whether she be enraged or peaceful(irata vel pacata).


Memorandum that the king asked the pope for dispensation to the use of John Maunsel, Robert Anketil and the archdeacon of Surrey.

By Guy de Russilun.


April 16. Bordeaux.

Mandate to the abbot of St. Sever to cause to be summoned all the barons, knights and others who of right ought to come to the king's court of St. Sever, to be before the king there on the quinzaine of the Close of Easter to do what they ought in homages and other things ; and he is to cause proclamation to be made there of the king's peace and that victuals be taken there against the king's coming on that day. He is also to have his town well prepared so that the king with his people may be lodged there fittingly. He is also to cause proclamation to be made that all who have plaints against others be there to receive justice, and to cause the adversaries of such to be summoned to be there to answer.

March 26. Bordeaux.

Covenant made between the king and Sicard de Mundgwiun at Bordeaux, on Thursday the morrow of the Annunciation. The said Sicard and his heirs shall henceforth hold the castle of La Clote, which he and his ancestors formerly held in alod (alos'), of the king and his heirs, and thereof he did his homage to the king, and they shall do the service of one lance by way of relief (de achato). If the said Sicard or his knights, by reason of this homage and service, lose their lands by war or the king's enemies, the king will, by the award of John son of Geoffrey, and Hugh de Vivona on the king's part, and of Elias Ridel of Brigerak and Achard Fucheri of the part of the said Sicard, make reasonable amends, and in case these cannot attend, the king will select others.

And if a truce be entered into between the king and the king of France, the king shall, one year before the end of the truce, by the award of the said arbitrators, give the said Sicard reasonable aid in fortifying his castle, and in making other necessary preparations for war. But by reason of this covenant, if the said Sicard should do homage for the said castle to the king of France, the king shall not withdraw from the truce made or to be made with the king of France. [Fœdera.]


April 7. Bordeaux.

Form of the truce between the king and the king of France. The king makes known that he has, for himself and earl Richard his brother, and his adherents and their lands and fees, made truce with Louis, king of France, and his adherents and their lands and fees, from the feast of St. Benedict the abbot in March until five years after next Michaelmas. The king names amongst his adherents Peter Ogeri, Oliver de Chaleis and Berard de Mundlider : the king of France names amongst his, the count of Toulouse, the count of La Marche, the count William of Auvergne, William Lercevesque (archiepiscopo), Geoffrey de Lezinan, Reginald de Pontibus, Geoffrey de Talneo, Geoffrey and Benedict de Mauritannia, Poncius de Mirebel, Fulk de Mastac lord of Mornac, Elias de Talemont, Elias Gumbaudi de Cosnac, William de Rupe lord of Royan (Roentii), Iter de Berbezi (sic), Peter Reimundi, Peter Bechet, Gawain (Wawan) de Talneo, Geoffrey de Rupe Forti, Raymond de Montaud, Elias Ridelli the younger, Boudin de Grignol, Peter Ais, Fulk de Archiac, Emery de Rupe Chiwardi and Emery his son, Emery de Rupe lord of Blenzac, Ralph de Bello Monte lord of Bressuire (Beceriar'), Drew de Monte Ausyer, William de Sancto Quintino, Ebulo de Rupe Forti, Elias de la Vern'.

The king will leave the island of Re in the truce on the part of the king of France in the same way that it was in the last truce.

All interceptions during the truce shall be reported to the arbitrators of the truce, for amends to be made, who are, on the king's side, Booz de Mastac count of Bigorre, Geoffrey Rydelli of Blaye and Peter de Burdegala, and on the side of the king of France, the seneschal of Poitou, Geoffrey de Rauncon and Reginald de Pontibus, and if amends are not made by these within two months, the offended party may make an incursion against the offender until he receives amends, and the king may assist his man, and in like manner the king of France, but the lord of the offender may not assist him.

If any fortress, or castle, or any noble be taken or furtively withdrawn during the truce by the king of France, or his men, and kept in the power of that king, if upon demand he do not give full satisfaction without delay, the king may forthwith give his help, and also the lord of the castle, fortress or noble may make war against the captor or detainer until full amends are made, and vice versa with regard to the king of France.

The king shall, during the truce, remain in the same seisin as he was on the day of the truce, except so far as is expressed above touching the isle of Re and his adherents named above.

The king has caused the following to swear to the king of France to observe the truce, to wit, Ralph son of Nicholas, Peter Chaceporc, king's clerk, and Emery de Lacy, and the king binds his heirs hereby to observe the truce. [Fœdera.]

Memorandum that, on Wednesday before Palm Sunday, the king of France's letters of truce were delivered to Peter Chaceporc, keeper of the wardrobe, by the hand of Geoffrey de Wulward, in the chapel of the archbishop of Bordeaux, at Bordeaux. [Fœdera.]

Notification by Poncius de Agonaco, Peter de Turri, Emery de la Braunde and Elias de Burdella that when the king of England stayed for some time at Saintes, about the feast of St. Mary Magdalen in the twenty-sixth year, they came to his fealty and service and did homage to him for the benefits received from his liberality and to be hereafter received, and by these presents they protest that they are his liege men and that they will be faithful to him and his heirs in truce or in war, and that they will not withdraw from his service in any contingency. In witness whereof the said Emery and Elias, for themselves and Poncius and Peter, have set their seals to this.

And it is commanded to the arbitrators of the truce, appointed for the king, that they protect them as his liege men.


May 24. Bayonne.

Mandate to the mayor and jurats, 100 peers and all the citizens of Bayonne that none of them presume to make any confederation or society (confratriam) or enterprise (emprizam) in the king's city of Bayonne, by any means or engine, for whosoever shall presume to do this shall be punished as the king's false and perjured traitor, and his goods, moveable and immoveable, shall be the king's.

Appointment, during pleasure, in the city of Bayonne of 100 good men of that town to rule the people thereof and to guard that city for the king and his heirs for ever. The king also wills and orders that he who is mayor for one year shall not be mayor again for the following three years. These are the names of the said [hundred]:—

Michael de Maus.

B. de Faurgans.

G. Alaman.

J. Marques.

William Deuti.

P. de Maverned.

P. W. deu Taurin.

W. A. de le Brugreire.

A. G. Cord.

P. A. de Bensol'. Biele.

R. W. de Serlobin.

P. A. de Menta.

P. W. deu Forn.

W. de Meran.

P. de les Quira.

Domerion de Bila.

J. de Seubist.

W. P. de Cammo.

P. Paumer.

A. R. de Samated.

Laurence de Pivana.

B. deu Pudz.

J. de Norton.

W. A. de la Bad.

B. de Sancto Johanne.

Sancho A. de Maverned.

J. Escud'.

R. de Norton.

P. A. de Gaubardin.

G. A. de Pinsola.

Forcius Cord'.

William Vitalis de Vessa.

Vital de Luk.

G. A. de le Ras.

J. de Castedgelos.

P. A. de Luk.

G. de Gado.

P. B. de le Cist'.

P. Blanc.

J. de Beluz.

J. de Casa Nova.

A. R. Dartus,

B. deu Grisil.

Domingho de Seubist.

G. A. deus Piz.

J. Doyre.

Domingo Tender.

W. dels Aulons.

G. A. de Olerun.

A. de Auribad.

W. R. de Kataria.

R. de Sedirak.

Gerard de Boglon.

P. de Vesce.

W. Vitalis [de] Burgo.

P. Doresk.

W. A. deu Berger.

W. A. de Quarere.

P. de Roset.

P. A. de Begar.

P. Dursow.

W. R. de Dese.

R. de le Reule.

P. de Sinceris.

P. A. de Peren.

Vital de Ribere.

P. G. de le Sperun.

W. A. de Gailardie.

R. W. de Poylun.

P. de Farges.

P. de Pyan'.

B. de Lesgor'.

R. Durant de Villa.

R. B. de Perer.

R. de Geres.

G. A. de Luk.

A. de Gaveret.

Bakarius de Sales.

W. A. de Perer.

W. A. de Vasat'.

W. deu Tremulet.

A. deu Mura.

P. R. de Furedes.

P. de Saubanac.

W. A. de Neleburd.

B. de Oleron.

P. W. de Riun.

P. R. de Venesce.

A. W. de Corn'.

A. W. de Muntagut.

G. de Garanc'.

W. A. de Cendet'.

W. A. de Nepalesie.

P. Mercade.

G. A. de le Plume.

F. de Poy.

R. A. de Saut.

P. G. deu Caperan.

William Petri de Beiries.


July 3. Bordeaux.

Mandate to Hardewin de Maylly and his fellows, arbitrators of the truce on behalf of the king of France, to restore the lands and goods of Geoffrey de Bello Campo, which the said Hardewin took into the hands of his lord, as the said Geoffrey is in the truce on the king's side and was in his fealty and service in the previous truce.

Petition to the king by Geoffrey de Talneo that whereas Maud his sister, sometime wife of Senebrun lord of Sparre has rent to the value of 50l. a year, for ever in the port of Royan, which G. his father gave to her in marriage when she married Senebrun, for the love of God and pity of his sister to restore the same to her.

Morrow of the Ascension.

Testification by Galvan de Talneo, brother of Sir Geoffrey de Talneo, deceased, that the latter assigned in dower to the said Maud, lady of Sparre, 60l. of rent in the port of Royan.

June 26. Bordeaux.

To the bishops of Chichester, Exeter, Ely, Salisbury, Lincoln, Worcester, Norwich, and Rochester. Although the king wishes the church of Canterbury to be protected in its liberty, it was never his intention that this should be at the expense of other churches of the realm. Therefore in reply to their petition, and having heard and understood through Gerard de Weseham of the annoyances whereby the prior and monks of Canterbury intend to fatigue them and to change the state of the realm, the king, being beyond seas without his council and other magnates, cannot at present make any ordinance, gives his commands to the archbishop of York, the bishop of Carlisle and W. de Cantilupo, not to permit the said prior and convent to attempt anything unaccustomed or new or not used in the time of the king's predecessors, to the perturbation of the clergy and realm of England, or to the prejudice of the liberty of any other church, until the king's return ; and he gives his commands to the said prior and monks to surcease all articles unduly oppressing them until then.


Memorandum that the king has pardoned Roger le Waleys, charged with the death of a man, his suit of the peace for the same: but as the name of the slain is not known, he has not the king's writ.


July 13. Bordeaux.

Frank de Bren has been sent to fortify the castle of Eustarye and he has letters to the mayor and good men of Bayonne and to the good men of Labourd to be aiding and assisting to him.


July 14. Bordeaux

Mandate to the barons of the port of Sandwich to come to the king with ships well manned and equipped with good men, to take the king happily back to England.

The like to the barons of the ports of Winchelese, Hethe, Hastinges, Dover, Rumenal.

The like to Drogo de Barentin to come to the king with galleys and other good vessels, as many as he has. [Cancelled.] Because otherwise on the Close Roll.


Sept. 6. Bordeaux

Notification that whereas Gerald de Monteprunlant asserts that the men of Barsac ought to be his men, to wit, Raymond de la Grave, Arnald de Bignesola, Bernard de Bignesola, Vital de Vasato, Bernard Martini, Bonet de Cosnac, W. de Castillare, Ayquelin de Possignan, Arnald de Lassegues, P. de la Vizon, Vithal Pesquet, Bernard Cossa, Vithal de Malo Burgno, Vithal Seguin, Vithal de Castellar, P. Serbat, Costall de Mensura, Bernard de Bosco and W. de Bosco, and the king has assigned days to him once, twice and thrice in his court to do and receive right; inasmuch as upon these days he did not appear, or send representatives, or in any way excuse himself, the king has by reason of his defaults taken possession of the said men, and is keeping them in his hands until the said G. has appeared in his court to show the right which he says he has in the said men.

Notification that the king will cause to be allowed to Nicholas de Molis, seneschal of Gascony, in his account, the expenses which he can show to have been made in leading the army to the castle of Garro and in besieging that castle, in the 27th year, to wit, 152 pounds 19 shillings of Morlaas, 3 pounds 15 shillings of Bordeaux, 11 marks of sterlings and 60 pounds of Tours.

The king has granted by charter to Herbert de Nevill and Margery his wife and the lawfully begotten heirs of Margery that they shall have at their manor of Stamford Bridge (de Ponte Belli) a market every Tuesday, and a yearly three days' fair, to wit, on the eve, day and morrow of Holy Trinity, and free warren in all their demesne lands of Hildereskelf. Witnesses &c.

Mandate to the sheriff of York to cause the said charter to be read in full county, and the said market, fair and warren to be kept.

Sept. 9. Bordeaux.

Notification that whereas there is discord between the abbot and convent of St. Cross, Bordeaux, of the one part, and Willelma, vicomtesse of Benauges, and Bernard de Bovilla, her son, of the other part, touching justice of bloodshed in the town of St. Macaire which each party claims, the king has taken the said justice into his own hand. But as the abbot and convent were seised of the said justice when the king took possession of it, the king has, by judgment of his court, restored possession of it to them, on condition that if anyone brings a plaint against them touching this, they shall obey justice as they ought. Moreover, when a day was assigned to the parties by the king touching the said justice, the countess and her son did not appear, but the other party, as they ought, did appear. By J. Maunsel.

Grant to Henry de Wingeham that he shall receive from the issues of Gascony to the value of 25 marks, which the king granted to him for one year for his maintenance in the king's service; and the king wills that this sum be allowed to him in his account.

Grant to the minister (ministro sive ministre) of the hospital of St. Julian without Bordeaux that they shall have one ass with its leader going for dry firewood and dead wood in the king's forest by Bordeaux for the hearth of the poor and infirm in the said hospital during pleasure, on condition that, by reason of this grant, they take none of the vert of the said forest, and it is commanded to the seneschal of Gascony to permit this to be done.

Notification that with the assent and will of Elias Ridel of Brigerak and at his instance the king has taken the homage of Ridel his younger son for the castles of Pujol, Roch and Pelegrue, to hold to him and his heirs of the king and his heirs for ever; on condition that the king has constituted himself surety for the said Elias that he shall keep all the covenants and pacts made between the king and the said Elias, and that if the latter withdraw therefrom, the said castles and all the lands of the said Ridel shall fall to the king and his heirs.

Grant to the good men of Dax that every year, during pleasure, they may create a mayor, commune and twenty jurats, on condition that when they elect a mayor every year, they elect three and present them to the seneschal of Gascony. Grant also that they keep all their liberties and customs intact, saving to the king the liberties which they recently granted to him; and if anyone presume to go against those liberties and customs lately granted to the king, all their goods shall be sold by auction, a half of which shall be applied to the uses of the king, and the other half to the commune.

Ratification of an assignment of the lands of Lest which Hugh de Vivona, at the time when he was seneschal of Gascony and Poitou, made to Dodo Duira and his heirs.

The king has attorned Henry de Wingeham to receive all the rents and issues of Gascony and the island of Oleron by view of the seneschal of Gascony, and to deposit the same in the abbey of St. Cross, Bordeaux, by view of the abbot thereof, so that nothing be removed therefrom without the king's special mandate ; also to audit the account of all the bailiffs of Gascony and the said island in conjunction with the seneschal of Gascony, and to answer for the same, and mandate to the bailiffs of Gascony and the islands to be intendant to him herein.