1243, membranes 12, 11, 10

Pages 407-414

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

This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by the IHR Trust. Rights unknown.


In this section




Oct. 29. Westminster.

The subprior and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester, have licence to elect, by Thomas, prior of Ewyas, John the precentor of the said abbey and Benedict de Leche, monks of the said abbey, through the death of Walter, late abbot.

Oct. 29. Westminster.

Grant to Robert Passelewe of the marriage of the heirs [substituted for Philip, son and heir] of Philip de Wykes, in the king's hand by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Bath, with mandate to W. archdeacon of Wells to cause the said Philip, whom Robert delivered into his custody for the king's use, to be delivered to Robert.

He has also letters directed Omnibus.

Nov. 1. Westminster.

Writ of aid to the mayor and bailiffs of Northampton for Roger de Haverhull and John le Fleming, sent to make prizes and purchases for the king at the fair there.

Nov. 3. Westminster.

Grant to Alda de Boeles, damsel of the queen, of 10 marks a year at the exchequer of Easter, until the king provide for her in that amount of land of escheats for life.

And she has a writ patent of liberate to receive the same at the exchequer, the first term beginning at the close of Easter next.

Notification that of the 60 marks which the king promised to the work of the church of Bath he has paid 30 marks, and he will pay the other 30 marks at the exchequer of Easter next.

Quit claim to John Maunsel of all receipts and reckonings which he ought to make, from the time when he first came to the king's service to Tuesday the morrow of All Souls ; so that the king will exact nothing hereby from him, his heirs, his assigns, or the executors of his will.

Notification that of the 200 marks which the king had as a prest from Peter de Rosetto, citizen of Bayonne, he has paid him 100 marks, and will pay him the residue at the exchequer of Easter next.

The king will do this to his messenger, if he cannot come himself.

The following have like letters :—

Nov. 8. Canterbury.

Amanes del Bret, 347 marks; 131l. ½ marks paid, the remaining 100l. to be paid at the exchequer of Easter.

Arnold de Bovill of Mirmund, 33l.; 18l. paid, 15l. to be paid as above.

William de Brokarz and his fellows, 439 marks 6s. 3d.; 239 marks 6s. 3d. paid, 200 marks to be paid as above.

Agnes de Sillak and Elias her son, 45 marks; 30 marks paid; 15 marks to be paid as above.

Nov. 24. Westminster

Grant to Guy de Palude, on the resignation of Guy de Russilun, of the town of Quincieux (de Quinciaco), in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Canterbury, and mandate to the dean and chapter of Lyon to induct him.

Notification that the service of the king's butlery which the barons of London did for the king on Sunday the feast of St. Cecilia this year at Westminster, when R. earl of Poitou and Cornwall espoused Sinchia, daughter of the count of Provence, was done voluntarily at the instance of the king and not of debt, and lest this should be to the prejudice of them or their heirs hereafter, the king has caused these letters to be made. [Fœdera.]

Nov. 26. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of John de la Feld, precentor of Gloucester, to be abbot of Gloucester, with mandate to the bishop of Worcester to do his part herein.

Pardon to Gilbert de Bereham for the death of Richard de Tapinton, whom he killed by misadventure with a lance in jousting ; on condition that he make his peace with the relatives and stand his trial if anyone will proceed against him.

Mandate to the sheriff of Kent to permit him to remain in his bailiwick, and to restore to him any goods which he may have taken.

Nov. 27. Westminster.

To Geoffrey de Langele. Of the lands late of H. earl of Arundel which were in the king's custody by order of the king, the king has assigned to Robert de Tateshal, son of Robert de Tateshal, the eldest born of the heirs of the said earl, the castle and manor of Bukeham, as a capital messuage; to John son of John son of Alan, the second heir, who is in the king's custody, the castle and manor of Arundel, as a capital messuage; to Roger de Sumery, who espoused Nicholaa, sister and one of the heirs of the said earl, the manor of Barwe as a capital messuage ; to Roger de Muthaud, who espoused Cecily, the second sister and fourth heir of the said earl, the castle and manor of Rysinges as a capital messuage ; and the king has taken their homages for the same, on the condition that each shall be assigned their portions of the land and rents which are adjoining the said manors. The king has therefore appointed the said Geoffrey to do this and to receive the portion falling to John son of John son of Alan, taking care that the lands given in marriage of the said inheritance are included in part thereof, and saving to the countess, late the wife of the said earl, her dower assigned to her by the king, and retaining in the king's hands the manor of Belsinton, co. Kent, which is land of the Normans.

Acquittance to Guy de Palude, on testimony before the king by Richard, abbot of Westminster, and Alexander, treasurer of London, auditors of the account of the said Guy of the expenses of the queen's houses and of the receipts and expenses of her wardrobe, that he has faithfully rendered his account thereof before them by the testimony and counterroll of William, de Bradele, who was appointed in the said wardrobe to keep his roll in witness against him, to wit, from St. John ante Portam Latinam 26 Henry III to SS. Simon and Jude 28 Henry III.

Royal assent to the election of John de la Feld, precentor of Gloucester, to be abbot of Gloucester and mandate to the tenants to be intendant to him.

Mandate to the sheriffs of Gloucester, Hereford, Salop and Southampton to give him seisin of the lands belonging to the said abbey, which were taken into the king's hands by reason of the death of W. the late abbot.

Dec. 3. Westminster

Mandate to Nicholas de Molis, seneschal of Gascony, to assign to Amelia, late the wife of William Segur, [and her children—cancelled] land to the value of 20l. a year from the king's lands in the isle of Oleron, until she have recovered from the king of France her lands which her said husband lost in the king's service beyond seas.

Dec. 3. Westminster.

To the prior and convent of Norwich. If the prior and other monks who lately came to the king to ask licence to elect a bishop faithfully reported to the convent what the king said, it will not have escaped their memories that the king refused them licence because it did not seem to him that the see of Norwich was void, especially as discord was caused by the postulation of W. de Ralegh, their bishop, to the church of Winchester, and his postulation was confirmed by suppression of the truth and suggestion of the false, for which reason the king enjoined them not to proceed to election, until he had full information of the pope's will herein. The appeal which the king made to the Apostolic See he renews by these presents and forbids them to proceed to any election until he has full information from the Apostolic See and to renew the said appeal he is sending to them Master Laurence de Sancto Martino.

Dec. 5. [Westminster.]

Appointment of the abbot of St. Benet's, Holme, and the prior of the monks of Theford to the custody of the bishopric of Norwich, which is without the rule of a bishop or other person, so that the alms of the king's predecessors may not be misapplied or dissipated, and so that all the issues of the bishopric, both of money and other things, may be laid up in some safe place to the use of him who ought to have them, and so that nothing thereof be removed without the king's special order.

To W. de Radlegh, bishop of Norwich. As Master Henry de Secusia lately read certain appeals before the king's council which he pronounced as made against the bishop in the bishop's presence, and the said Master on the king's behalf offered that the king and the bishop should each compromise on two good men of the realm learned in the law to consider whether the causes of the king's appeals are reasonable or not, and if they found them reasonable, that he should abstain from entry into the bishopric of Winchester until information were received by both parties of the will of the Apostolic See, and this the bishop wholly refused to do ; for this and other lawful causes, the said king's clerk has appealed for the king and his demand to the Apostolic See; and whereas the bishop has gone to the bishopric of Winchester, and exercising his spiritual jurisdiction, has administered in many things belonging to the bishopric both within and without the bishopric, without having done or even offered to do his fealty, the king cites him before the Supreme Pontiff, and to prosecute such appeal has appointed the said Master Henry as his proctor.

Protection for William de Tayden, clerk of Master Alexander le Seculer, gone with the said Master to the court of Rome on the affairs of the king, for so long as he is with the said master beyond seas.

Dec. 7. Westminster.

Writ of liberate to the treasurer &c. for Simon le Renham, William de Rodmeresham, Henry de Cantuaria, Richard de Radenhoure and Everard de Wycumbe, chaplains ministering in the king's chapels at Westminster, to wit, 50s. a year to each of them so long as they minister in the said chapels; and for William and Richard, king's chaplains ministering in the chapel of St. John the Evangelist, 1 mark a year so long as they minister there, to find a light therein and for the stipends of their clerk.

Protection without term for Morgan de Karliun.


Dec. 1. Westminster.

Letters of appeal against the bishop of Norwich. The king says he is not bound to receive W. de Ralegh, bishop of Norwich, as bishop of Winchester by reason of a rescript of Pope Innocent offered to the king, or by reason of a postulation made of him for that church and confirmed by the pope, for this reason, that appeal was made on behalf of the king against the said postulation at the Apostolic See, and the proctors sent for that purpose before Gregory IX proffered many exceptions and proceeded in many other ways, of which appeal of process no mention is made in the said rescript, but on the contrary, suppressing these things, it states that the bishop is a friend of the king and devoted to him, whereas the king reputes the bishop to be his strongest enemy, and long ago ordained that, by reason of the rancour which he conceived against the bishop, the latter should not appear before the king's majesty; also because the said Innocent in the ordination and translation which he is said to have made of the said bishop, or of the said confirmation as the king Presumes, the king was not fully certified of the fact, contrary to his royal Privileges, his true proctors being ignorant thereof and absent, and even certain of them dismissed by some of the cardinals (fratribus apostolice sedis) as there was no expectation of the creation of a pope and they were not recalled afterwards, nor the king cited, nor anyone present to defined the king's right; also because certain canons of Lincoln, who as the king is informed declared themselves to be the king's proctors when they had no mandate in the present matter, and certain other persons, asserted that it would please the king if the bishop of Norwich were translated to the church of Winchester, whereby they believed that the bishop was reconciled with the king, which was false, and on the contrary the king, as soon as he knew that a pope was created, incontinently by his messengers sent letters to him announcing that he would send his proctors to the Apostolic See in this matter, and duplicated them lest the pope should proceed before the arrival of the said proctors, and he says that they proceeded without full knowledge (ignoranter).

Wherefore, if this is so, or rather, as it clearly is the fact that the pope was deceived in the matter of the said ordination, or translation or confirmation, and whatever was obtained from the pope on behalf of the said bishop, was obtained by falsity and stealth, and especially as at the time when the pope proceeded finally in the premises, being moved, as most likely, by the report of the said reconciliation, the said bishop was under sentence of excommunication by the church of Canterbury during the voidance of the see, as he afterwards acknowledged by obtaining letters from the Apostolic See about it, of which excommunication the pope was at the time entirely ignorant; and because such deeds of Roman pontiffs, as their laws (jura) testify, are not prohibited, on the contrary are allowed to be reformed, and none but the pope can take cognisance of such, the king offers to stand by the judgment of the pope, and prohibits the bishop from entering the bishopric of Winchester, or from administering anything as bishop by himself or another to the prejudice of the king's right or dignity, until judgment has been passed by the pope on the premisses and a second order (jussio) has gone forth, whether it be just. And if the bishop refuse to acquiesce in this writing, offer or prohibition, the king [will proceed] as well against him as against those who act with him, if any, because of the said reasons, any one being sufficient of itself for that purpose.

And because, before he had Presented the said rescript to the king, and had published it to the metropolitan and other neighbouring churches, or awaited the king's answer upon this at a fitting time, and before he had authority of the elect of Canterbury admitted by the king or the bishop of Hereford his vicegerent, he called himself by his letters bishop of Winchester, and used the jurisdiction of the ordinary, calling and citing to him the subjects of the church of Winchester, and exercising other functions, without having been lawfully presented to the king or invested by him, against the general custom and privileges of the realm of England to the prejudice of the royal dignity.

And because he has refused to hand over a transcript of other rescripts obtained for the said bishop and clergy and people of Winchester, wherein are many suggestions of the false and suppressions of the true, upon which it behaoved the king to deliberate [at this point is a caret mark, and to the side is stitched the following clause] and because it was offered by Master H. de Secusia, the appellant, to him on behalf of the king that he should select two good men learned in the law from the whole realm, and the king as many, to view the said reasons, and if they should find them reasonable the bishop should abstain from entering into the bishopric of Winchester, and from the administration of the same, until the king should be certified again touching the premisses of the will of the pope, and if they should judge them to be frivolous the king should immediately admit him to the bishopric of Winchester; but the bishop refused to do this, and neither seeking nor offering to do the fealty due to the king to the Prejudice of the king and his royal dignity, has administered the said bishopric; the king appeals to the Apostolic See, and places his person, his wife, his sons and councillors and all his adherents, the bishopric of Winchester, the chapel and his whole land under the protection of the pope; and upon all these premisses sends to the Apostolic See sufficient proctors, and for the defence of the said appeal and everything pertaining to it, appeals to the elect of Canterbury. And these letters are directed to the prior and chapter of St. Swithun's, Winchester, to whom it is commanded that they faithfully preserve the rights of the king and those things which concern the said appeal and which are known to belong to the king's crown and dignity, and do not presume to go against the premisses to the prejudice of the king.

In the same manner it is written to the archdeacons of Surrey and Winchester and to the whole clergy and people of the city and diocese of Winchester. And for the same causes the king begs leave to (venia impetrata). petition and does petition against the said translation and confirmation, and whatever has arisen therefrom.

Dec. 8. Westminster.

Bond to the king's merchants Falignus Willelmi and Ranucius Barboti and Clarius Hugelini and Hugh Magistri Pagani, citizens and merchants of Florence and Siena, in 700 marks sterling to be paid at the feast of the Resurrection next in London.

The like to the same in 700 marks payable at Midsummer next.

The like to the same in 600 marks payable at Christmas next.

Dec. 11. Windsor

Bond to Arnald Hugonis in 13 marks 7s. to be paid at the close of Easter next to the use of Elias Rydel of Brigerak the elder.

By Hugh de Vivona.

Mandate to Oliver, steward of the priory of St. Swithun's, Winchester, and all other serjeants of the prior of St. Swithun's, to attempt nothing against the king's appeal which he is making against W. de Ralegh at the Apostolic See, but defend it in every way, and defend their prior and those adhering to him in their offices, as they were accustomed to do before.

Dec. 18. Windsor.

Protection for the prior of Hurleg, going on the affairs of his house to the court of Rome, until his return.

Dec. 14. Windsor.

Protection with clause rogamus without term for the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Antoine, in the diocese of Vienne.

Dec. 15. Windsor.

Grant to Fulk de Castro Novo, king's kinsman, of the marriage of Christiana, daughter and heir of Robert de Marisco, to his own use.

And the said Fulk will surrender to the king two pairs of letters patent, to wit, one pair of the manor of Glatton, and the other of 80 marks which he used to receive of the town of Staunford.

Safe-conduct, for one year from Christmas next, for Fedlim Oconcainor, son of the king of Connaught, coming to England to speak with the king. [Fœdera.]

Dec. 16. Westminster

Grant to Matthew Bezill of the custody of the land and heirs of Nicholas de Bello Campo, with the marriage of the heirs.

Grant to John Maunsel, in consideration of his kindly surrendering the custody of the lands and heirs of Nicholas de Bello Campo to the use of Matthew Bezill, which custody with the marriage of the heirs the king had previously granted to the said John, of the custody and marriage of the first heir who falls into the king's hand whose inheritance is of the value of 80l. a year, to hold during the minority of such heir, unless he will hold himself contented with a custody of less price; or the king will give him one of greater price; and the king will not provide any other person with a like custody until he be provided. Grant to him also that in case of his death before being provided, the king will provide his assignee.

Presentation of Peter de Fabriscis to the church of Verenham ; directed to the archdeacon of Chester.

Grant to Bernard de Mentadur (sic), archdeacon of Limoges, of 50l. a year at the exchequer of Easter, until the king provide him with an ecclesiastical benefice to the value of 100l.

Appointment of Master Everard de Fonte Betonis as king's proctor to appeal for the king against W. de Ralegh, the bishop, who behaves as the bishop of Winchester, and against the monks of St. Swithun's, Winchester, that, in case of the death of Andrew, their prior, the said bishop and monks do not proceed to make or elect a prior, especially as it belongs to the king to create a prior, and he is in possession to create him.

To R. provost of Aosta (Augustem'). The king is sending to him and to S. subprior of Canterbury and J. de Urvill, monk of St. Swithun's, Winchester, his letters directed to the pope, by John de Amblaone, requesting the said provost, after having read and mastered their contents, to wit, of a common appeal against W de Ralegh, bishop of Norwich and the monks of Norwich to the pope, and after taking counsel hereon, to commit the said letters to the pope, in conjunction with the said monks if they can be found, or without them, if they cannot be found; and he is to apply all diligence to the promotion of this matter, until Master H. de Secusia and A. le Seculer and Peter Saracenus come to him.

In like manner it is written to the subprior of Canterbury and J. de Urvill, monk of St. Swithun's, Winchester.

Signification to the pope that the king has appointed as his proctors, R. provost of Aosta, the subprior of Canterbury, John de Urvilla, monk of St. Swithun's, Winchester, whether together or singly, in the cause of appeal or petition which the king is bringing against W. de Ralegh, the bishop, and against the translation and confirmation which is said to have been made of him from Norwich to Winchester, and against the chapter of Norwich that they make no election pending the said causes ; to obtain, contradict, act, answer, except, and prosecute to the end, and do all things necessary in these matters as well in judgment as without; and the king will ratify whatever they do.

Appointment in tenanciam of John Maunsel, for whom the king is bound to provide in a custody of 80l. a year of land in England with the marriage of the heir, to the custody of the lands and heirs of John le Poher in Ireland, on the condition that, when the king offers him the said custody in England, he may receive it, if he will, or keep another custody in Ireland in place of the second, and if he keep another custody in Ireland, the king shall be quit of the assignment of the said custody in England, and if he keep that which is offered to him in England, then there shall revert to the king the said custody in Ireland, which the king is now committing to him in tenanciam.

Dec. 18. Windsor.

To the prior and convent of St. Swithun's, Winchester, the sheriffs of Southampton and Wilts, keepers of the bishopric, the mayor and bailiffs of Winchester. As the king has appealed to the pope against W. de Ralegh, bishop, on certain just causes which have been approved by men learned in the law dwelling at Oxford and others as also by religious men whom the king has consulted hereon, the king, desiring to avoid offence to God and the church and ecclesiastical persons, and being unwilling that by default of the above persons his appeal should fail, has, so far as in him lies, committed to Master R. de Ludelawe, learned in the law, the said appeal and those who adhere to the king therein, to defend them according to law from all violence, and has sent him to Winchester, with mandate to the above persons to be intendant to him in whatever he enjoins upon them, and whatever he shall tell them as regards the other things formerly enjoined upon them, they shall not omit to do.

Dec. 21. Windsor.

Mandate to Nicholas de Molis, seneschal of Gascony, to assign to the prior and brethren of the hospital of St. James [in the margin--St. Cross], Bordeaux, 40 acres according to the common perch of England out of the land under the forest of Bordeaux which the king granted to them by charter and of which he disseised them for taking more land than by their charter was granted to them, and after first receiving from them the said charter, to give them seisin of the said 40 acres, and cause letters patent of the said assignment to be made for them. Also he shall permit them to have two asses journeying daily for firewood in the said forest, as they used to have before the king disseised them thereof.

Grant for life to Imbert de Salinis of 40l. a year at the exchequer of Easter until he is otherwise provided for in wards or escheats to that value for life.

Dec. 26. Wallingford.

Protection for three years from Christmas for Hugh de Pilardinton, gone to Ireland in the service of J. Maunsel.


Dec. 26. Reading.

Mandate to John de Gatesden to take the priory of St. Swithun's, Winchester, which is void, into the king's hands, and to keep it so long as it remains void and to find the monks their customary necessaries, and to appoint, for the king, brother Andrew de London to the office of chamberlain, brother John de Durevall to the office of almoner, and brother Adam de Oxonia to the works of the house. When however the spiritualities of the priory are committed by the official of B. the elect of Canterbury to John de Cauz, upon whom the king conferred the said priory, he is to give full seisin to the said prior of the said priory with all belonging to it.

Mandate to the official of B. elect of Canterbury to admit the said John to the said priory.

In like manner it is commanded to the archdeacon of Winchester.

Presentation of Aymo Pagani to the church of Ebleburne [substituted for Bissopiston], in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Winchester ; directed to the bishop of Salisbury.

Dec. 28. Reading.

Grant to B. countess of Provence of 400l. a year for six years from Easter next which W. bishop of Carlisle owes yearly to the king for the custody of the lands late of John de Veteri Ponte, on condition that after these six years, the bishop answer for the said sum at the Exchequer as before ; and the bishop is commanded accordingly.

And she has letters patent directed Omnibus.

Mandate to the barons of the Exchequer to acquit the bishop for the said six years.

Protection without term for the abbot and monks of Tyrun.