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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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1235, membranes 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2

MEMBRANE 16.

Dec. 30. Kempton.

Licence, until Michaelmas, for William de Blangy and Richard de Oreboc, merchants of Rouen, to come to England with wines, victuals and other merchandise to trade with.

Safe-conduct, until Mid-Lent, for Geoffrey de Sancto Philiberto and Odo de Nauntes, merchants.

Dec. 31. Guildford.

Prohibition of a tournament to be held at Struguill on Monday after the Epiphany.

1235.Jan. 20. Windsor.

The like of a tournament to be held at St. Edmund's on Monday after the octave of Hilary, and mandate to the abbot, prior, sub-prior, or any of the more worthy persons of St. Edmund's to execute the king's command.

1234.Dec. 31. Guildford.

The king has committed to Roger Wastehos, king's serjeant, to maintain him for life, a carucate and a half of land without Scardeburgh, which lately belonged to the house of St. Thomas there, saving to the king and his heirs 4s. 6d. a year payable from that land in the farm of the said town. At Easter by pledge of W. de Kirkeham.

1235.Jan. 1. Guildford.

Grant to R. le Bygod, earl of Norfolk, that Oliver de Vallibus be substituted in his place to go on eyre with Robert de Lexinton and his fellows, justices in eyre in the county of Essex.

Mandate to the said Oliver to meet the said justices at Chelmeresford on Monday after Hilary to execute the king's business.

Jan. 2. Guildford.

Grants to Richard de Langeford of the king's stannary of Devon with the stamp thereof (cum cuneo), for one year from Hilary next, at a rent to the king of 90 marks, to wit, a moiety at Michaelmas next and a moiety at Hilary following, and to the bishop of Exeter of 10l. in the name of tithe, which he is accustomed to receive from the said stannary.

Mandate to the sheriff of Devon to give him seisin of the stannary, and to the treasurer to deliver to him the stamp which is in his custody. These were close

1235.Jan. 3. Waverley

Writ of Liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for 20l. a year in moieties at Easter and Michaelmas which the king has granted during pleasure to Adam son of William to maintain him in the office of justice.

1234.Dec. 28. Kempton.

Mandate to the abbot of Strafford to pay to William de Huntercumbe and his heirs 20l. a year out of the 31l. 12d. which the abbot is accustomed to pay yearly at the Exchequer for the land called Subir [y], in Hamme ; until the king has provided him or his heirs with land to the value of 20l. a year out of escheats for ever.

1235.Jan. 3. Waverley

Protection, without term, for the abbot of Hulton.

By Henry de Aldithelega.

Mandate to the barons of the Exchequer to allow the abbot of Strafford the 20l. which he is ordered to pay to William de Huntercumbe as above.

Jan. 3. Waverley.

Grant to Adam son of William of 20l. a year at the Exchequer, during pleasure, to maintain him as a justice.

To the king of Navarre. The king will see that the truce which Rostand de Solio, citizen of Bordeaux, entered into with him in the king's name until Easter next, is kept in the form made, to wit, so that no harm shall come from the land of Navarre to Gascony, nor from Gascony to Navarre during that term. [Fœdera.]

Jan. 2. Waverley.

To Maurice son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, and the treasurer and chamberlains of Ireland. The king has granted to Gilbert Marshal, earl of Pembroke, out of the fines made with him by the knights taken in Ireland in the war with Richard Marshal, sometime earl of Pembroke, 1,000 marks, which he has proved to be allowed in the fines of the following of his knights, to wit, in the fine of 500 marks, which Matthew son of Griffin made, 300 marks, in the fine of Miles de Rupe Forti 200l., in the fine of Stephen de Heref[ord] 300 marks, and in the fine of Geoffrey de Northach 100 marks; and he commands them to permit these knights to have peace in respect of these 1,000 marks, and to cause this to be so inrolled in the rolls of the Exchequer of Ireland, saving to the king the 200 marks which remain of the fine of the said Matthew.

Jan. 4. Winchester.

The king has received William son of Richard the Norman (Normannum) into his grace, peace and benevolence, and granted that he may stay in England so long as he is in the king's fealty.

By G. de Craucumbe. In pard[onationibus].

Jan. 5. Winchester.

Licence for John de Dignario, king's serjeant, to sell and demise to whomsoever he will the custody of the land and heir of Alexander Miller (Molendinarii) of Sloutre, which the king has granted to him during the minority of the heir with the marriage of the said heir.

Jan. 5. Winchester.

Grant to Gilbert Marshal, earl of Pembroke, of the town of Kaermerdin with the castle and all its appurtenances; with mandate to William de Gaugi to deliver to same to him.

Jan. 6. Winchester.

Safe-conduct until the Epiphany, 20 Henry III, for William Zargner, merchant, coming to England with merchandise to trade.

Jan. 6. Winchester.

Grant to Henry de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, of 132 marks at the Exchequer at Hilary in this year to acquit his wages for his expenses on his journey to Gascony in the same year.

Jan. 7. Winchester.

To M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland. The king at the instance of G. Marshal, earl of Pembroke, has pardoned Miles de Rupe Forti, 200l. Stephen de Hereford, 300 marks, and Geoffrey de Northach, 100 marks of their fine which they made with him because they were taken with R. Marshal, sometime earl of Pembroke, in battle against the king, as is more fully contained in letters patent already sent to him; and therefore he commands him to make them have such seisin of all lands whereof they were disseised on account of the war between the king and the said R. as they had on the day whereon they disseised.

Pardon, at the instance of the said earl, to Matthew son of Griffin of 300 marks of his like fine of 500 marks, with mandate to the justiciary to give him seisin of his lands, after taking security for the payment of the residue of 200 marks.

Mandate to Henry de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, not to disturb Hugh de Vivona in respect of the custody during the minority of the heir of the land and heir of Peter Gaveret with the marriage of the heir, which the king has granted to him.

Jan. 9. Romsey.

Licence, for one year from Easter next, for Henry Marc de Argent, merchant of Abbeville, to come to England with things and merchandise and trade with these there.

Exemption for life of Robert le Glorius from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, from suits of counties and hundreds, and from view of frank pledge.

By [the bishop of] Carlisle. On the octave of Hilary.

Mandate to the sheriff of Buckingham not to vex him or let him be vexed contrary to this grant.

Jan. 10. Southampton.

Appointment for life of Richard de Prisa, sometimes called Richard le Bobbere, and whom the king wishes to be called henceforth Richard de Prisa, to select, take and keep the king's wines, as well of prise as of purchase, at Southampton, in conjunction with him who for the time being shall be appointed by the king to the custody of his wines there.

Mandate to John de Colemere, chamberlain of London, and the good men of Southampton to admit him.

Jan. 7. Winchester.

Licence, for two years from Hilary next, for William le Vingnun, provost of Barbeflut, to have a ship called la Effree, brought to England with things and merchandise to trade with.

The like for him for the following ships:—

La Damesele.

Le Faueun.

La Fere.

The like for Richard son of Randolf [sent] by the said provost, for his ship called Blyth, and his ship called Le Holoe.

MEMBRANE 15.

Jan. 11. Beaulieu.

Grant to Hugh de Vivona of the custody of the land late of Peter de Gaveret, during the minority of the heir, and of the custody and marriage of the heir. By G. de Craucumbe. Respect'.

Licence, until Easter, for Michael de Amblye, burgess of Southampton, to come to England, with his ship called The ship of St. Michael and with things and merchandise therein to trade with.

Grant for life to Philip de Storteford, clerk, of the house in Portesmuth, which Maud late the wife of Stephen le Veel held for life de ballio regis, he doing yearly to the king the service due from it.

Mandate to the sheriff of Southampton to give him seisin.

Jan. 14. Clarendon.

Royal assent to the election of Benedict Ace as mayor of Southampton, and mandate to the good men of Southampton to be intendant unto him in all that pertains to his office so long as he be mayor.

Jan. 18. Sandleford.

Notification that Nicholas de Molis, who held the custody of the islands of Gereseye and Gernereye with the castles thereof by the king's order, has faithfully surrendered the same to the king.

Jan. 19. Reading.

W. earl of Ferrers has letters directed to his knights and free men requesting them to make him an aid for the strengthening of his castle of Leverepul.

Jan. 20. Windsor.

Grant to William de Huntercumbe, in lieu of the 20l. a year from the abbot of Straford until he should be provided with escheats to that value, of the first escheat falling in of the value of 20l. which the king can give to him, to hold hereditarily ; and if the first escheat that falls in be worth 30l. or 40l. a year nevertheless he shall have it, on condition that he and his heirs render to the king the surplus at the Exchequer.

Jan. 23. Westminster.

Request to the knights and free men, tenants of the honor of Laigle to make to G. Marshal, earl of Pembroke, to whom they are intendant by the king's order, an aid to maintain him in the king's service, that so they may win from the earl grace and favour and from the king thanks.

Exemption for life of John son of Laurence de Stansted from being put on assizes, juries, or recognitions. By the abbot of Westminster.

Mandate to the sheriff of Essex and Hertford not to vex him or let him be vexed contrary to this grant.

Jan. 25. Westminster.

Bond for the repayment of the 200l. which Gaillard Columb lent to Hugh de Vivonia, when he was seneschal of Gascony, for the expedition of the king's business in those parts, to Gaillard or his messenger bearing these letters and his letters patent, at the following terms, to wit, at Michaelmas, 19 Henry III, 100l. and at Easter following, 100l.

By G. de Craucumbe.

Grant to Maud, countess of Essex, that in the event of the death of H. earl of Hereford, her son, to whom she has granted certain lands of her fee to discharge her debts at the Exchequer, all the said lands shall revert to her, provided that she then answer at the Exchequer for her debts still unpaid at the Exchequer as she did before this grant.

By G. de Craucumbe.

Jan. 25. Westminster.

Safe-conduct, until Ash Wednesday, for Richard Suward, staying in Scotland, whom the king has summoned to him from those parts.

Grant to Richard, count of Poitou and Cornwall, of the custody, during the minority of the heirs, of the lands and castles of Brembe and La Cnappe, late of John de Brausa, with the custody and marriage of the heirs.

Jan. 26. Westminster.

R. bishop of Hereford has letters requesting his knights and free tenants to give him an aid.

Jan. 27. Westminster.

Letters of the truce with France, in the same form as before expressed in the person of Master Philip de Ardern with Master S. de Langeton and the abbot of St. Radegund's, have been made in the person of Master Walter de Cantilupo together with the said Master S. and the abbot.

Memorandum that two pairs have been directed to the king of France as before, and two pairs to the queen, together with letters of safe-conduct until Palm Sunday, that if it shall not be the pleasure of the king of France that the said envoys swear to the truce, he may send those of his men whom he will under the conduct of the said envoys. Letters have also been directed to Henry de Trublevill, to observe the truce, in the same form as before, with the exception that Master Walter de Cantilupo has been put in place of Master Philip. Also letters close under the same date have been directed to Master S. archdeacon of Canterbury and the abbot of St. Radegund's and are enrolled on the dorse of the close roll. Letters have also been directed to Master Walter de Cantilupo and these were not enrolled.

Jan. 28. Westminster.

Licence for Ivar Naso of Norway to return from England to his own parts with his men, horses, harness and goods.

Jan. 28. Westminster.

Licence, for one year from the Purification, for the merchants of the land of Toulouse to come to England with plates and ingots (minis) of silver to the king's mint (cambium) of London and Canterbury.

Order to the bailiffs of the port of Dover, when Bernard the Chaplain, bearer of these presents, returns to England from beyond seas, whither the king has sent him as his envoy, to permit the ship in which he lands to return to its own parts if it should happen to be from another port than Dover.

Jan. 30. Sutton.

Presentation of William de Haverhull to the church of Huningeham, in the king's gift by reason of the land of P. count of Brittany being in his hands.

Jan. 30. Sutton.

Grant to John de Plessetis of the custody of the castle of Devizes with the manor of Rudes belonging to that custody, and the custody of the manor of Devizes and of the forest of Chippeham, for 10 years from the Purification next, at a rent at the Exchequer for the manor of 25l., and for the forest of 50s.

Jan. 31. Rochester.

Presentation of Richard de Rybo to the church of Blakeham, in the king's gift by reason of the land of P. count of Brittany being in his hands.

The like of Peter de Muntgumery to the church of Notleffeld.

Grant to R. earl of Cornwall and Poitou, the king's brother, of the castle of Cnareburg with the honor of Cnarburcg; with writ de intendendo to the tenants of the honor.

Jan. 31. Rochester.

Whereas the king granted to Herbert son of Matthew twenty-five oaks in the woods of Ceddre, believing those woods to be the king's demesne woods, J. bishop of Bath has come before him and shewed him that he had done this unjustly, saving the king's grace, as the king has nothing there except vert and venison, in proof whereof the bishop put in (1) a charter of King John granting to Hugh de Welles, then archdeacon of Wells, the manors of Ceddre and Axebrig with the hundreds of Wyterstok (sic) and Ceddre to hold to him and his heirs or to those to whom he should grant them of the king in inheritance for ever, at a rent at the Exchequer of 20l. a year by tale for all service and demand ; (2) a charter of the king whereby he granted the manor of Ceddre with the hundreds of Wynterstok and Ceddre, which Hugh the second, bishop of Lincoln, used to hold at fee farm by grant and confirmation of King John, with the assent of the said bishop, to J. the bishop of Bath and his successors in frank almoin, at the above rent; and Richard de Wroteham, forester in fee of those parts, was present with others, and testified that the woods and broils of Ceddre belong to the manor of Ceddre. These charters having been read before the king and heard, with the aforesaid testimony of the forester and others ; the king answers that he had not called to memory the said charters and gift when he gave the oaks to the said Herbert, and by giving them he has done the bishop an injury. Wherefore it has been adjudged before the king that the woods of Ceddre and the broils remain to the bishop and his successors for ever with the manor of Ceddre, as the king with his own mouth pronounced judgment. And the said Herbert had only had fifteen oaks there, therefore let the other ten remain to the bishop.

Mandate to Richard de Wrotham to cause these letters to be read and observed.

Feb. 3. Canterbury.

Whereas in letters patent made at Gloucester on 25 May, 18 Henry III, touching a debt of 6,000 marks which Henry de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, then owed for the time that he was seneschal, no mention was made of Peter Columb and William Reyner his son, and others to whom great part of this sum is due, as the said Peter and Reyner have shewn to the king, it is commanded to Rostand de Solariis that, if this be so, he is not to omit to satisfy these in proportion to their debts as the others named in the said letters, out of the issues of the city of Bordeaux.

Memorandum, that the form of letters patent made at Gloucester, word for word, was directed to the said Rostand de Soliis.

And this was commanded to the mayor and commonalty of Bordeaux with the tenour of both letters.

Feb. 6. Canterbury.

Protection without term for Reginald son of Reginald de Troham.

By the dean of St. Martin's, London.

Grant to the monks of St. Bertin, living as in exile in the priory of the Holy Trinity, Canterbury, that, so long as they be exiles in England, their proctor Thomas de Domo Tegule may go to and fro beyond seas without impediment on their business.

Mandate in pursuance by letters close to the bailiffs of the port of Dover; and they are to see that by occasion of this grant he is not proctor for business of any other, or avouch any goods for merchandise not of the said monks or his own.

MEMBRANE 14.

Feb. 6. Canterbury.

Protection without term for the brethren and sisters of Boclaund.

Feb. 9. Dover.

Appointment of Hamo de Crevequoer and Walerand Teutonicus to guard the coast (maritimam) by the counsel of the barons of the Cinque Ports. Directed to the latter.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

Appointment, during pleasure, of the same to the custody of the Cinque Ports and of the coast of the parts adjacent and of the parts of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

Likewise in another part of the roll is the form of letters directed to the bailiffs of Dunwich and others.

Feb. 9. Canterbury.

Grant to Walter le Bufle, citizen of London, that the ship which Thomas de Winchelese leads may come this time to England with goods and merchandise of the said Walter.

Feb. 10. Canterbury.

The king has committed, during pleasure, to Hamo de Crevequoer and Walerand Teutonicus the custody of the Cinque Ports with the coast from the port of Hastings to the port of La Pole, to provide for the safety of the land with the counsel of the barons of the Cinque Ports; and these are commanded to be counselling and helping unto him.

Appointment of them as above ; directed to all bailiffs and others.

Feb. 10. Canterbury.

Exemption for ever of all the men of the soke of Waltham from suits of counties and wapentakes and from view of frank pledge and from murder; as it appears by inquisition made by the king's order that they and their ancestors in the time of Alan son of the Count and others, their lords, before the war between King John and his barons of England, were and ought to be quit thereof.

On the octaves of Easter by pledge of J. son of Philip, 12 marks 5s.

Mandate to the sheriff of Lincoln to let them have peace in respect of the said customs which he requires of them.

Mandate to the bailiff of the islands of Gereseye and Gernereye and all other bailiffs and lieges to receive Stephen Ayllard and William Beufiz, whom the king has sent to those islands with a fleet to do business enjoined upon them by him and to be counselling and helping unto them as they will tell them on his behalf.

Safe-conduct for a year from the end of Lent for Giles le Engleys (Anglicus), merchant of Abbeville, coming to England with corn and other merchandise to trade with the same.

Licence for Geoffrey de Sancto Phileberto and Odo de Nauntes to send to England a ship laden with wines and other merchandise to trade with. These letters were triplicated.

Request to the barons of Winchelese to let Stephen Aylard and William Beufiz have two good ships well fitted out (attilatas) to go on the king's service whither they are enjoined.

The like to the barons of the port of Rye for two ships.

Mandate to the barons of the port of Dover, by their fealty as they love their life and limbs and the king's honour and their own, to fit out a good sound ship and to furnish it with good people, at least 40 men, and with arms and victuals sufficient for 40 days, at their own cost, to go on the king's service with the said Stephen and William, and to go with the first favourable wind to the port of Winchelese ready and furnished.

The like to the following:—

The barons of the port of Heth 1 ship.
The men of Dunwich 2 ships.
The barons of Rumenal 1 ship.
" Sandwich 1 ship.
" Hastings 1 ship.
The men of Jernemuth 1 ship.
The good men of Southampton 1 ship.

Feb. 11. Canterbury.

Mandate to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, to have six good galleys made forthwith at the king's cost, two for 60 oars each, and the other four for 40 oars each, and when they are finished and fitted out, to send them to the king in England.

Feb. 11. Canterbury.

Mandate to Thomas de Muleton to let the abbot and monks of Holcultram have serjeants furnished with bows and arrows until Christmas, 20 Henry III, to protect their granges and the bodies of the brethren dwelling therein, and other places wherever necessary without the covert of the forest, the king having granted licence for this to the abbot and monks.

Grant for life to Master John le Blund (Blundo), king's clerk, of the king's demesne of Ryggeby, which contains 3 carucates of land.

Mandate to the sheriff of Lancaster to give him seisin.

Feb. 12. Faversham.

Grant to G. Marshal, earl of Pembroke, of the honor late of Gilbert de Aquila, with writ de intendendo to the tenants.

Feb. 14. Sutton.

Presentation to the dean and chapter of St. Mary's, Lincoln, of Walter de Kyrchan (sic), dean of St. Martin's, London, king's clerk, to whom the king has granted the prebend late of Hugh, sometime archdeacon of Bath, in that church, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the see, with a request that they will admit him, and assign him a stall in the choir and a place in the chapter.

Presentation of Master William de Kylkenny to the church of Porstok, in the diocese of Salisbury.

Exemption for life of Aaron de Eboraco, Jew, from tallage, he rendering at the Exchequer 100 marks a year, to wit 50 marks at Easter and 50 marks at Michaelmas; and he is also to be quit of the debts which he owed to the king, for which he made a fine with the king of rendering 100s. a year at the Exchequer.

Mandate to the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews, by letters close, to do this and cause the same to be enrolled.

Feb. 15. Westminster.

Licence for Philip de Albiniaco, in aid of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to pledge the manor of Periton, which is in his custody, with Ralph de Albiniaco, his nephew, for seven years from Michaelmas, 19 Henry III, the said Ralph to hold the said manor for that term whatever happened to Philip and Ralph in the meantime.

Licence for him to pledge for three years the manors of Chinton, which he has de ballio regis Johannis, and Bamton, which he has de ballio regis.

Feb. 15. Westminster.

Writ of Liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains in favour of Godfrey de Craucumb, so long as the Tower of London be in his custody, for 50l. a year, to be paid to him for the custody thereof.

[Headed in the margin] Pro constabulario Turris Londoniensis.

Feb. 16. Westminster.

Presentation of Henry de Craucumb, chaplain, to the church of St. Budoc, Oxford, directed to the archdeacon of Oxford.

The like of John Maunsel to the church of Baunburg, in the diocese of Norwich, in the king's gift by reason of the lands of P. count of Brittany, being in his hands.

Safe-conduct, until the octave of the Close of Easter, for Baldwin, count of Gysnes, and those he will bring with him, coming to England to speak with the king.

Presentation of Master Richard de Staunford to the prebend late of Master Laurence de Sancto Nicholao in the church of Lincoln, void by the cession of the said Laurence, directed to the dean and chapter of Lincoln.

Feb. 19. Westminster.

Grant to the king's sister J. queen of Scots that the manor of Stanton, which is in her hands by grant of the king, shall be quit of suits of counties and hundreds and sheriffs' aids, so long as it is in her hands.

Master R. de Heyles, archdeacon of Lincoln, and G. archdeacon of Huntingdon, bringing news of the death of H. bishop of Lincoln, have letters to the dean and chapter of licence to elect.

MEMBRANE 13.

Feb. 20. Westminster.

Notification that Adam de Stavele, to whom the king had committed the custody of the castle and honor of Cnarburc during pleasure, has by the king's order delivered the castle and honor to R. count of Poitou and Cornwall, to whom the king has given them.

To the citizens of Waterford. The king, commending their laudable purpose inspired by God as he believes, assents to their petition to build an edifice for the use of the Friars Preachers in a void place within the walls of their city in which in ancient times there was an old tower (quedam turrolla vetus); bidding them persevere vigorously in their purpose, so that they may have a divine reward hereafter and the king's thanks.

Feb. 21. Westminster.

Special protection for the men, lands, things and rents of Silvester de Everdon, king's clerk, until his return from pilgrimage to Santiago.

Feb. 22. Westminster.

Grant to John de Gatesden, whom the king has sent as his envoy beyond seas, that until Michaelmas, in the nineteenth year, he shall not de impleaded touching any tenement of his whereof no plea was moved on Ash Wednesday in the same year.

Feb. 24. Westminster.

Safe-conduct, for one year from St. Matthias the Apostle next, for George le Bucler, merchant of Rouen, coming to England with merchandise to trade with. By Ralph son of Nicholas.

Feb. 26. Westminster.

To B. queen of France. The king is sending to L. king of France, her son, and to her, the abbot of Beaulieu and Master Henry, chancellor of St. Paul's, London, to speak with them of matters touching their state and the king's, and requests her to admit and hear them.

Other letters are also directed to the king of France. [Fœdera.]

Notification that a fortnight after next Michaelmas the king is bound to satisfy the executors of the will of H. sometime bishop of Lincoln for the price of the barley, oats and beans which Ralph de Warevill and John de Burgo received from the said executors by his order out of the bishop's corn, for the sowing of the lands of the bishopric at the springsowing (ad tramesium); and likewise for the price of the bishop's oxen and affers received in like manner for the cultivating and sowing of the spring-sowing ; and likewise for the price of the corn for making liveries to the ploughmen and other necessary servants for the said sowing; and for the price of the hay and forage for the said oxen and affers for the time of the sowing.

Grant to Master Robert de Sumercote, king's clerk, of 40 marks a year at the Exchequer, until the king provides him with a competent ecclesiastical benefice.

Feb. 26. Westminster.

Writ of Liberate in pursuance to the treasurer and chamberlains.

Grant to Peter de Dunholmia, king's clerk, of a prebend in the chapel of Bruges, void by the resignation of Master Henry de Cornhull, chancellor of St. Paul's, London.

Feb. 28. Westminster.

Pardon to William Ruffus, for a fine, of the king's rancour and indignation against him for trespasses alleged against him when bailiff of Peter de Rivallis and quit-claim to him of all that pertains to the king, of the same time; saving nevertheless that he stand his trial to others in the king's court, if any one will proceed against him.

The like to :—

Peter de Russeaus.

William le Brun.

Henry de Bathonia.

Emery de Cancellis.

Herbert de Bureghes.

Ralph de Wylinton.

The like to Geoffrey de Langele, except that there is no mention of a fine.

The like to Robert de Briwes, for a fine; saving also to the king the account which he should render for the time.

Licence for the prior and convent of St. Albans to elect an abbot, on news brought by Robert the kitchener (Coquinarins), Richard the cellarer, and Robert de Westun, monk of the house, of the death of William their abbot.

Feb. 28. Westminster.

Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Ferariis to the custody of the castle of Bolleshovre; with mandate to Richard Suhard to deliver the castle to him.

Feb. 26. Westminster.

Notification to all merchants that if any of them will give to Master Robert de Sumercote, king's clerk, the king's envoy to the court of Rome, a loan of 50 marks, the king will pay the loan to the bearer of these letters with letters of the said Master Robert testifying to the loan at the places and terms expressed in the contract.

Like letters were made for the following amounts:—

50 marks.

40 marks.

40 marks (cancelled).

20 marks (cancelled).

20 marks.

30 marks (cancelled).

30marks (cancelled).

20 marks (cancelled).

Thus in the whole the said Master Robert had eight pairs of letters, whereof the sum total is 300 marks.

[Note respecting the cancelled letters.] Because the said Master Robert surrendered the letters of the said 140 marks cancelled.

Feb. 28. Stratford.

Licence for all merchants to come in safety to England with merchandise to trade there.

By K. By [the bishop of] Carlisle [and] G. de Craucumb.

Notification to Hunald de Stapel', seneschal of the countess of Boulogne, Henry, bailiff of Caleis, and other servants of the said countess, that the king has caused all the merchants of the power of France arrested in England by his order on account of the taking of William the king's tailor beyond seas, to be delivered with all their men, goods, merchandise and ships, to go whither they will at their pleasure. Also he has given licence for all merchants to come in safety to England with merchandise to trade there. By K. Carlisle.

Feb. 28. Stratford.

Grant to G. Marshal, earl of Pembroke, of the custody of the honor of Glamorgan, with its castles and all other appurtenances, to hold during the minority of the heir of G. earl of Gloucester and Hertford, with writ de intendendo to the tenants.

Mandate to Richard Suhard to deliver to him the said castles.

March 1. Stratford.

To the dean and chapter of Lincoln. The king has granted to Master Richard de Staunford, king's clerk, the prebend which Laurence de Sancto Nicholao had in the church of Lincoln, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of that see, and he hereby presents him to that prebend, requesting them to cause a stall in the choir and a place in the chapter to be assigned him.

March 4. Witham.

Ratification of a convenant made between Geoffrey le Despenser (Dispensatorem) and Robert de Pavily touching the manor of Suleby, co. Northampton, which Robert let to Geoffrey at farm with the advowson of the church of the same manor and all other appurtenances for 21 years, as set forth in a chirograph made between them ; and grant to Geoffrey that if Robert die before the said term, he and his heirs or assigns shall hold the premises until the end of that term, so that the king or his heirs will require no custody within that term, although the heir of the said Robert, by reason of other lands which he holds in chief would be in the king's ward during the said term.

March 5. Colchester.

Protection, without term, for the leprous brethren of the hospital of St. Giles, Meudon.

March 5. St. Osyth.

Presentation of James de Cawurth to a mediety of the church of Stok, in the diocese of Coventry and Lichfeld.

MEMBRANE 12.

March 7. Colchester.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Alexander Bacun to the custody of all the lands and castles late of P. duke of Brittany and earl of Richmond, in England ; with mandate to Warner Engaine to cause the same to be delivered to him with the goods and stock therein.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants of the honor of Richemund.

March 7. Ipswich.

Protection, without term, for the brethren knights of the hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr of Acre.

March 7. Colchester.

Safe-conduct, until Midsummer, for H. duke of Brabant, and his son, and their men, coming to England to speak with the king.

By K. before the bishop of Carlisle. G. de Craucumb.

March 9. Butley.

Protection, without term, for the master and leprous brethren of the hospital of St. Mary Magdalen, Ipswich.

The like for the master and leprous brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard, Oreford.

Licence for Baldwin, count of Gisnes, castellan of Berburg, to come in safety to England to speak with the king; so long as he be in the king's service and fealty.

The like for Ansel' de Norht.

March 11. Bungay.

Notification that Robert de Surevill with the king's licence has gone to the island of Gerneseye to make a concord touching a plea which he has there, on condition that when that plea is ended he return to the king at once. By G. de Craucumb.

March 12. Norwich.

Safe-conduct, until a year after Easter for John Muniot and Stephen Meinget, merchants, coming to England with merchandise to trade there.

By W. de Rale.

March 17. Thetford.

The like for Arnulf Garsie and Bernard de Agen, merchants of Bordeaux.

March 18. Bromholm.

Writ of aid to the bailiffs of Oxford, and the bailiffs of Walingford, Wycumb, Abendon and Rading, in favour of Peter de Wakering, king's clerk, appointed to make purveyances for the king against the coming feast of Easter, whom he is sending to them.

March 19. St. Edmunds.

Protestation, lest in process of time any prejudice should arise for the abbot and monks of Bonrepos by reason of presentation which the king has made of John Maunsel, king's clerk, to the church of Baumburc, that the said John obtained the said church at the presentation of the said abbot and monks.

March 20. St. Edmunds.

Signification to the justices next in eyre in the county of Hertford, that John Kacok came before the king at St. Edmund's on Saturday before Midlent and prayed for his land of Hemsted to be replevied to him, which Walter Barill claimed against him by the king's writ, and which was taken into the king's hands on account of his default in not appearing before the king in his eyre at Chelmereford.

[Cancelled.] Because on the dorse of the Close Roll.

March 20. Ely

Protection without term for the master and brethren of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem.

March 24. Higham Ferrers ? (Hecham)

Writ of aid to the bailiffs of the ports of Norfolk and Suffolk, in favour of Thomas de Hemmegrave, sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk, whom the king is sending to them to purvey ten good sound ships against the transfretation of the king's sister Isabel, and to furnish them with good mariners (marinellis) and other necessary armaments.

Mandate to the said Thomas de Emmegrave, saving the king's order to him to obtain as much money as possible, to go in person to the port of Dunewic and other ports in his bailiwick if necessary, and purvey ten ships for the said transfretation from the port of Orewell; and if the armaments of the ships which he shall have retained are insufficient, he is to take good sound ones in other ships, so that the said ten ships be ready and sufficiently equipped at the port of Orewell on Monday the morrow of Easter, and to expedite the matter the king sends him a writ of aid to the bailiffs abovementioned, and sends also Richard de Hertford, king's clerk, to act with him. [Fœdera under 1236.]

March 25. Northampton.

Protection, without term, for the prior and canons of Bissemede.

March 26. Northampton.

Acknowledgment of the delivery in the wardrobe by Warner Engayne to Walter de Kirkeham, dean of St. Martin's, London, on Sunday the Annunciation, in this year, at Norhampton, of 200l. by order of the king, to wit, 100l. of the fortieth assessed on the lands of P. count of Brittany, which were in the custody of the said Warner, and 100l. of the issues of the said lands.

March 26. Northampton.

Licence until Michaelmas for the merchants of Flanders and Hainault to come to England in safety and trade there.

March 27. Northampton.

Roger de Quency has letters directed to the knights and freemen, his tenants, to make him an aid to acquit his debts.

Licence, for three years from Easter, for Leoninus de Slotes, merchant, to come to England in safety with merchandise to trade there.

March 29. Woodstock.

Grant for life to James Huse, king's yeoman, of 7l. a year from the king's manor of Chippeham as Odierna the nurse sometime had ; which 7l. the king previously granted to him during pleasure to maintain him in the king's service.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

March 30. Woodstock.

Licence for William Artus, Vidal de Far, Bernard Muster and Bertram de Burdegala, and Robert le Engleys, citizens of Bordeaux, to send in safety to England merchandise in a ship called La Salree of Rye, which Henry Pichepap leads, and a ship which Ralph Barlet leads, to trade there.

March 31. Woodstock.

The abbot of Westminster has letters to his tenants to give him an aid.

April 1. Abingdon.

Signification to the pope, to whom confirmation of the election pertains, of the royal assent to the election of J. prior of Hertford to be abbot of St. Albans.

April 2. Abingdon.

Grant to James Hose, king's yeoman, that he shall hold for life the 7l. a year of rent in Chippeham, which the king formerly granted to him for his wages at will, and which William le Marchand (Mercator) once held in chief in that town.

Safe-conduct, until Michaelmas, for Lambert de Sancto Richero, merchant of Abbevill, to come to England to trade.

April [4]. Reading.

Licence, for five years from Easter, for Robert Russel to go in safety through all the king's power, with his things and merchandise to trade with.

April 5. Reading.

Signification to E. archbishop of Canterbury of the royal assent to the election of Master Robert Grosse Teste to be bishop of Lincoln.

MEMBRANE 11.

April 5. Reading.

Licence, until Michaelmas, for Simon Whystlegray to carry beyond seas in his ship called Gladyghyne pilgrims going from those parts to Jerusalem, Santiago or elsewhere. By G. de Craucumb.

April 9. Reading.

Licence, until Michaelmas, 20 Henry III, for Richard de Cadamo, merchant, to come to England with his ship laden with Caen stone as well to the king's ecclesiastical works as through other places.

April 10. Windsor.

Acknowledgment of the delivery by David the Jew of Oxford, in the wardrobe to W. de Kirkeham, dean of St. Martin's, London, on Monday the morrow of Palm Sunday, by the king's order, 100l. as a gift of the said David.

Licence, from Easter next to Michaelmas, for Jocelin de Rolers, merchant of Gaunt, to come to England in safety with things and merchandise to trade with.

Licence for Oliver de Sancto Georgio, who has taken the cross, to pledge his land in Brocton for three years from Michaelmas next to make his journey to the Holy Land.

The like for Bertram de Garclip to pledge his land of Genith, which he holds in chief.

[Both cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

The king has committed, during pleasure, to Hugh de Vivona the honor of Bruges Walteri, and the tenants are commanded to be intendant unto him as their bailiff.

Memorandum that the king has committed the honor to him with the castle and all appurtenances, to answer for all the issues thereof at the Exchequer.

April 10. Windsor.

Writ of Liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains of Dublin for payment to Alexander Cordele, man of William Joynier, to the use of the latter, of 100l. for silk cloth and other goods bought of the said William to the king's use against Christmas last.

Licence, until the Ascension next, for Urric de Corby and John de Belvaco and their fellows, merchants of the power of the king of France, who have come from France with H. chancellor of St. Paul's, London, and the abbot of Beaulieu, to go for this turn to the present fair of St. Ives to trade there. For the chancellor of St. Paul's.

April 10. Windsor.

Protection, until Michaelmas, 20 Henry III, for Richard le Curteys.

Mandate to the barons of the Cinque Ports, on complaint before the king by Richard son of Randolf, Ralph de Mesnyl, man of William Wymund the provost of Barbefle, Barnabas son of Richard son of Randolf and Philip Bulemer of Barbefle, that their ships in passing with wines and other victual by the port of Mulet on the coast of Brittany, were taken by Hamo de Crevequer, John his brother, William Beaufiz, Stephen Alard, Henry Alard, John Alard, Nicholas de la Carette, Richard Wymund, Henry Jacob', and all their men in them having been violently thrown out, the ships were kept by them, notwithstanding the king's letters of safe-conduct which some of them had and shewed, and which these men snatched out of their hands and kept; to restore to them the said ships, the wines, goods and merchandise seized, letters of Ralph de Mesnil, obtained from him by their violence, whereby he promised them 40 pounds Tournois for the delivery of a ship and goods of William Wymund, his lord, and the letters of safe-conduct whether of men of the king's power or others, and not to do or suffer any further damage or injury to be done to them.

The like to the same on complaint before the king by Peter de Sancto Georgio, burgess of the town of Dax, William Petri de Byrines, John de Morard and Owen de Burdegala, the king's men, to the same effect.

April 11. Windsor.

Safe-conduct until Michaelmas for John de Sancto Quintino, merchant.

By W. de Kirkeham.

The like until Easter, 20 Henry III, for Roger de Hastencot, merchant of Rouen. By W. Lungespe.

April 11. Windsor.

The king has taken the homage of Avice, late the wife of Michael de Columbariis, daughter and heir of Elias Crok, touching the bailiwick of the forest of Cette; and commands all persons to be intendant unto her as bailiff of the said forest.

April 13. Windsor.

Safe-conduct until St. Peter's Chains for O. king of Man and the Isles, coming to England to speak with the king. By K.

The like, directed to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, and all bailiffs and others of Ireland, with this added, that they shall not in the meantime harm or allow to be harmed the said king's lands and possessions. [Fœdera.]

April 15. Windsor.

Mandate to Robert de Lexinton and his fellows, justices in eyre in the county of Hertford, to bring no suit against Richard de Oxehaye, or permit any to be brought against him on account of any verdict of twelve knights of the county made before them, as the king has pardoned him the suit pertaining to the king and his crown and whatever ought to be done before the said justices in eyre by such verdict, touching the death of Matthew son of Richard de Leycestre whereof he was charged (rettatus); on condition that he stand his trial before the king or others if anyone will proceed against him.

In testimony whereof the king sends them these letters patent. By K.

Appointment for life of Hugh Paynel to the custody of the king's castle of Sauveye with the lands, meadows and other appurtenances, provided that the said Hugh will maintain the castle and buildings at his own cost.

April 16. Windsor.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants of the bishopric of Lincoln in favour of Master R. Grosseteste, to whose election as bishop the king has given his assent.

April 20. Westminster.

Safe-conduct, until Christmas, for William Hereward, merchant of Lenne, going to Norway with his ship and things and merchandise therein.

Licence, until Christmas, for Emery Rabet, merchant of St. Jean d' Angély, to come in safety to England with wines and merchandise.

By Bartholomew de Podio.

April 21. Westminster.

Licence, without term, for Peter Ferandi, preceptor of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, to pass freely throughout the king's power to further the business of the Hospital incumbent on him.

In perd[onationibus] per d[omin]um.

Mandate to J. bishop of Bath, to deliver to R. bishop-elect of Lincoln, the castles of Lafford, Neuwerk, and Bannebiry, which have been in his custody by the king's order from the time of the death of H. bishop of Lincoln, and which the said J. has surrendered to the king by J. de Templo, his clerk.

Restitution to Hubert de Burgo, earl of Kent, of Ralegh, Hadlegh with the castle and other appurtenances, Estwud, and the hundred of Rocheford, with mandate to Richard de la Lade, and Adam son of William, the escheators, to give him seisin.

April 22. Westminster.

Mandate to Th. bishop of Norwich, to admit John Maunsel, king's clerk, to the church of Bamburc on the presentation of the abbot of Bonrepos, notwithstanding that the king had previously presented him, believing that the said church was in his gift.

April 23. Westminster.

Protection, until Michaelmas, 20 Henry III, for William de Houeton, parson of Oxendon.

Exemption for life of Simon le Bret from suits of counties and hundreds.

In perdonationibus.

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff of Northampton.

MEMBRANE 10.

April 24. Westminster.

Safe-conduct, until the octaves of the Ascension next, for Peter de Rivallis, coming to court to speak with the king, and for those whom he shall bring with him.

Grant to Robert de la Bruere of 10l. a year for his maintenance, to wit, at Easter 5l. and at Michaelmas 5l. until the king provide for him competently.

Writ of Liberate in pursuance to the treasurer and chamberlains.

Mandate to Richard de la Lade and Adam son of William to deliver to H. de Burgo, earl of Kent, the castle of Hadlegh with the ploughs (caruc') of the manors of Hadlegh, Estwud, Watelegh and Fulness.

April 25. Westminster.

Grant to Robert the Changer (Cambitori) that for the future he shall hold during pleasure, for his maintenance, the land of Aes in Uriel, which he held de ballio of King John and afterwards at the will of the present king, so that he shall not be disseised thereof by any bailiff without the king's special order.

Mandate to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, to permit him to hold it.—Close.

April 24. Westminster.

Licence, until Michaelmas next, at the petition of brother Giles of the house of the hospital of St. Mary of the Teutons in Jerusalem, for Hugh Robin, merchant of Maghelin, and his men, to come in safety to England with a ship and merchandise to trade.

The like for the following:—

Henry Aylard.

Oliver de Maghelin.

Arnulf Bigg.

William Mastman.

Aylard Long.

Henry son of Salier' and Arnulf son of Salier'.

Daniel de Rupelmund.

April 28. Windsor.

Licence for Oliver de Sancto Georgio, in aid of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, to pledge his land of Broctun for three years from Michaelmas last, to be held by him to whom it is pledged whatever happens to the said Oliver.

The like for Bertram de Garclipp with respect to the manor of Geynth.

[In the margin—' For knights, fellows of Philip de Albiniaco.']

April 28. Windsor.

Grant to Emery de Sascy, for a fine, of the custody during the minority of the heirs, of the lands and heirs of Warin de Bassingburn, with the marriage of the heirs.

Licence for Bartholomew Peche to make his will of all his goods whenever he chooses.

Grant to him of the custody during the minority of the heirs of the land and heirs of Ralph son of Brian, and of the land and heirs of Eustace de Fercles, with the marriage of the heirs.

Protection for him until his return from beyond seas whither the king has sent him as his envoy.

April 30. Westminster.

Appointment, during pleasure, of John de Nevill to the custody of the manor of Selveston with the king's house of the same manor, answering for the same as Henry de Bathonia, sheriff of Northampton, had to answer when the manor was in his hand, to wit, either for the ancient [cancelled] farm or the profit.

May 2. Westminster.

Licence, until Michaelmas, for John Walker, William Walker, William le Deen and James de Ardengburgh, merchants of Bruges in Flanders, to come in safety with their ship, which Henry Buchard of Winchelese leads, and with their merchandise to any part of the king's power to trade.

The like for the following merchants of Bruges :—

John Aeillof, John Pak and Robert Cule.

John Walker, William Walker, Walter de Garetop and James de Ardeburg.

John Aeillof, John Pak, William le Deen, John le Deen, John Walker and William Walker.

John Aellof, John Pak.

May 2. Westminster.

Grant to Walerand Teutonicus and his heirs of 30l. a year at the Exchequer, until the king or his heirs has provided him or his heirs with an equivalent of land.

May 2. Westminster.

Ratification of a covenant made between Nicholas de Fescampo and Robert de Mucegros of the whole land of the said Nicholas in Kenemerthun, which he has delivered for seven years to Robert at farm. Witnesses:—R. bishop of Durham, J. bishop of Bath, W. bishop of Carlisle, W. bishop of Exeter, William de Ferariis, earl of Derby, John de Lascy, earl of Lincoln and constable of Chester, Roger le Bygot, earl of Norfolk, Ralph son of Nicholas, John son of Philip, Amaury de Sancto Amando, Geoffrey le Despenser and others. Given by the hands of R. bishop of Chichester, the chancellor.

Pardon to Richard de Oxehaye, of the king's suit, which should be made before the justices in eyre in the county of Hertford, against him for the death of Matthew son of Richard de Leycestre ; on condition that he make his peace with the relatives (parentibus) of the said Matthew and stand his trial for the same if anyone will proceed against him.

Signification to L. king of France of the appointment of A. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and the abbot of St. Radegund's to make a truce between him and the king, and to swear on the king's soul to the same.

The like, to B. queen of France.

The like, to all to whom the letters come.

Mandate to the said bishop to carry out the business with his usual devotion.—Close.

Safe-conduct, until Midsummer, for Peter de Rivallo (sic) and those with him, in coming to court to speak with the king, and in going through England whither he will except to his rents (preterquam ad redditus suos) and to the seaports.

May 4. Westminster.

Grant, during pleasure, to Alvred Aloet, serjeant of Isabel, the king's sister, of 50s. a year at the Exchequer, as a gift, for his maintenance.

By W. bishop of Carlisle.

The like to Jordan, her cook.

May 4. Westminster.

Grant, for life, at the petition of the said Isabel, to Margaret Biset, of 5 marks a year of the farm of the king's manor of Braumpton by the hand of the abbot of Clive, who holds that manor at fee farm; with reversion after her death to the prior of Bradelegh and his successors, by the hand of the said abbot, for the maintenance of the infirm of Bradelegh.

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

Mandate in pursuance to the abbot of Clive.

Licence for Reiner le Blund (Blundus), merchant of Doay, to come in safety to England with things and merchandise to trade with, at the instance of Giles, brother of the hospital of St. Mary of the Teutons in Jerusalem.

Grant to John de Kirkeby, for a fine of 700 marks, of the custody of the son and daughter of Philip de Burgo, brother of Thomas de Burgo, which son is the heir of the said Thomas, with the custody of the land late of the said Thomas during the minority of the said son and daughter, and with the marriage of the said son and daughter.

May 7. Sandwich.

Protection for Robert de Mucegros, so long as he be beyond seas with Isabel the king's sister.

The like for the following :—

Robert de Bruera.

Richard Abell.

May 8. Sandwich.

Protection, as above, for Peter de Kingesham father of Richard de Kingesham, who has gone beyond seas with the same Isabel. By K.

MEMBRANE 9.

May 7. Sandwich.

Grant to Henry, duke of Lorraine, that if he come to the king in England within a month of Michaelmas in this year, the king will restore to him the honor of Eye, and the duke will then do to the king what he ought to do for it. If he be prevented from coming by reasonable cause, he may send his son Henry to the king with letters asking for the honor to be restored, and if neither can come, then the king will restore it to either of them coming to him by Easter next. [Fœdera.]

May 8. Sandwich.

Writ of Liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for payment to Walerand Teutonicus of 30l. year which the king has granted to him at the Exchequer, until he or his heirs provide him or his heirs with an equivalent of land.

May 7. Sandwich.

Licence, for three years from Whitsunday, for a ship which Aaron de Anvers, who is of the power of H. duke of Lorraine, is bringing to England with merchandise to trade with, to come in safety.

The like for Michael de Anvers.

May 8. Canterbury.

Writ of Liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for payment to Roger Pilet, serjeant of Isabel the king's sister, of 2d. a day for his maintenance until the king provide him with that amount from his appointed alms.

Grant to the church of the Holy Trinity, Canterbury, and to E. archbishop of Canterbury, of the custody of Tunebrig and Bradested during the minority of the son and heir of Gilbert, sometime earl of Gloucester, as more fully contained in a charter made to him thereof; with writ de intendendo to the tenants in favour of the archbishop.

Mandate to Richard de la Lade to give the archbishop seisin of these manors.

Mandate to the same Richard at sight hereof to come to the king to surrender to him the castle of Tunebrug or to send someone in his place with power to do so.

[These two mandates are bracketed together with the words] These were close.

May 8. Canterbury.

Pardon to Philip Caillewey for the death of Anketil de Dughelton, on condition that he make his peace with the relatives of the said Anketil and stand his trial if anyone will proceed against him.

T[estatur] ad Pentekosten per pl[egium] W. de Ferar'.

Mandate to the justices next in eyre in the county of Devon in their eyre not to bring any suit against the said Philip for the said death, or grieve him by reason of any verdict made before them by reason of the said death ; on the above condition.—Close.

June 4. Westminster.

Like letters to Adam son of William for the death of Thomas de Moneketon of the county of Kent, whom he killed by mischance, as appears by inquisition.

May 10. Faversham.

Restitution to Hugh de Albiniaco, who is now of age, of all his castles which were in the king's custody during his nonage; and grant that he may confer all the churches of which the advowsons belong to him, the gift whereof was retained in the king's hands during his nonage; and that he may have and dispose of the marriages belonging to him for the future which were likewise kept in the king's hands during his nonage.

Mandate to the sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk not to prevent him from presenting to any church that falls void, or from disposing of any marriage that falls in.

The like to the following sheriffs :—

Oxford.

Nottingham and Derby.

York.

Gloucester.

Warwick and Leicester.

Buckingham.

Lincoln.

Stafford.

Mandate to Thomas de Ingaldesthorp to leave a safe guard in the castle of Rising, which is in his custody, and to come without delay to speak with the king.

The like to the following :—

Hugh Saunzaver of the castle of Arundel.

Roger de Brhom of the castle of Bukeham.

[The last four entries are bracketed together with the word] close.

May 10. Canterbury.

Safe-conduct, until Michaelmas, 21 Henry III, for Goswin de Roudles, merchant of Gant, to come to England with merchandise to trade with.

For Simon de Monte Forti.

May 14. Westminster.

Licence for the sub-prior and convent of Micheleneye to elect an abbot; on news of the death of R. their abbot, brought by Walter, the prior, Walter the preceptor, and Augustine, monk, of that house.

May 14. Westminster.

Protection with clause rogamus, for seven years from Whitsunday, for the church of St. John, Beverley, and the preachers thereof, gathering alms for the building of the said church.

May 15. Westminster.

Protection, until his return, for W. bishop of Exeter, gone to Almain by the king's order with Isabel, the king's sister.

May 18. Westminster.

Writ of Liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for the payment to Maud late the wife of Richard de Scackernun of 2d. a day, until the king provide her with a livery of 2d. a day from his appointed alms.

May 21. Westminster.

Grant to Aymericus de Mala Morte, clerk, nephew of G. archbishop of Bordeaux, of 10l. a year at the Exchequer until the king provide him with a competent ecclesiastical benefice.

And these letters are duplicated.

Bond to G. archbishop of Bordeaux to repay to him at Easter next 100l. of a loan which Henry de Trubleville, seneschal of Gascony, took from him for the king's affairs in these parts.

The like for the repayment at Michaelmas next of 100l. wherein the king is held to him as above.

Licence, for one year from next Midsummer, for Richard son of Reinold, merchant of Barbefle, to bring in safety to England a ship called Rosete with merchandise to trade with.

The like for him for another ship called Curtepie.

Royal assent to the election of Richard, sacristan of the house of Michelneye, to be abbot of that place; and mandate to J. bishop of Bath to do his part herein.

Licence, for this turn, for Walter le Flemeng of Suhampton to bring in safety a ship called la Heitee of Suhampton to parts beyond seas throughout the king's power, laden with merchandise to trade with there; with mandate accordingly to H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony.

May 29. Marwell.

Bond to pay the messenger of the countess of Flanders bearing these letters, with letters patent of the countess protesting that it is her wish, 104l. sterling and 107 pounds, 10 shillings Tournois at the fair of St. Giles, Winchester, 19 Henry III, for damages which the merchants of her power say that they have suffered in the king's land and power.

Safe-conduct until Michaelmas, 20 Henry III, for Robert son of Bela, merchant of Normandy, to come to England with merchandise to trade with. For brother G. the Almoner (Elemos')

May 30. Marwell.

Protection, until his return, for Henry de la Wade, gone on pilgrimage to Santiago.

May 30. Marwell.

The like for Ermetruda mother of John Talebot, so long as she be beyond seas where she now is.

Licence for Philip de Charteray to go to the king of France to obtain, if he can, his land, which he says is his right in Normandy; so that when recovered he may give it to his two daughters to marry them, and afterwards return to the king's islands to dwell there as he did before.

June 1. Alton

Protection, until her return, for Mary de Duston, gone to Santiago.

June 1. Guildford.

Protection, without term, for the abbot of Tintern (St. Mary de Voto) in Ireland.

June 9. Windsor.

Exemption for life of Walter de Merc, the king's falconer, from being put upon assizes or recognitions.

June 5. Westminster.

Mandate to Alexander Bacun to cause proclamation to be made in the instant fair of Boston that the king has given his safe-conduct to all merchants coming there.

June 6. Westminster.

Licence for Philip de Cartred to go to the king of France to obtain, if he can, restitution of his lands in Normandy wherein he says he has right.

Licence for Ralph de Albiniaco, kinsman and heir of Philip de Albyniaco, to come to England in safety when he will and to return to his own parts of Normandy and Brittany.

June 6. Westminster.

Protection for the men, lands and rents of William de Chany, who has gone on pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Philip de Albiniaco.

The like for Oliver de Albiniaco, gone to the Holy Land likewise.

Licence, for three years from Midsummer, for Colin de Baunpton, merchant, to come in safety to England with merchandise to trade with.

June 5. Westminster.

Ratification of a bond which Hugh de Vivona made to the abbot of St. Augustine's, Bristol, of his manors of Kynton, Septon and Dunden, his lands of Erneshull and Lyminton, and the manor of Chywuton, which he holds at farm of Philip de Albiniaco, for 122l. for the payment whereof the abbot and convent have bound themselves to Reyner Amideu, Resolitus Johannis and Boncumpaygnun Gwyduchi, citizens and merchants of Siena, as set forth in the bond.

MEMBRANE 8.

June 6. Westminster.

Exemption of Philip de Albiniaco from suits of counties and hundreds and sheriffs' aids with respect to the manor of Lavinton from the time when it came into his hands with the son and heir of William de la Rokele, who has been in his custody by the king's order, until Midsummer next.

Grant for life to Alexander de Swereford, treasurer of St. Paul's, London, of the use (copiam) and free administration of the turret (turrelle) in the wall of the city of London near to the gate of Ludgate on the north opposite his garden, so that he may build in this turret such buildings as he pleases and have in it all advantages and easements in time of peace to deposit his goods in it, and free ingress and egress on both sides of the turret within the wall to take his goods in or out, saving this, that if a time of warfare shall arise in the realm, whereby it may be needful to munition the city with arms and men, the said turret and even the buildings in it shall be exposed to receive the munition of the city like the other turrets in the said wall, but on the cessation of hostilities the said Alexander shall have his previous administration of the turret.

Mandate to the sheriffs of London to let him have the use and administration thereof accordingly.

June 6. Westminster.

Licence for three years from Michaelmas, for Edmund de Stovre and Alan de Stovre, merchants of Friesland, to come to England in safety with merchandise to trade with there.

Grant at the instance of Philip de Albiniaco, to William de Chaeny, his kinsman, of the custody during the minority of the heirs of the land late of Oliver de Tintiniaco, as the king formerly granted it to the said Philip.

Exemption for life, at the instance of the said Philip, of William Avenel from being put upon juries, assizes or recognitions.

June 8. Windsor.

Grant to Hugh de Patheshull of the custody during the minority of the heir of the land and heir of Richard de Eu, in the king's hands by reason of his custody of the land and heir of G. sometime earl of Gloucester; with the marriage of the heir.

Prohibition of a tournament to be held on Monday or Tuesday after the octaves of Trinity next at Staunford.

Request to the free tenants of Herbert de Nevill in Arnhale and in the soke to give their lord an aid to maintain him in the king's service, and to acquit his debts, so that he may be a good lord to them in their affairs with him, and the king may commend their devotion.

June 9. Windsor.

Grant to Geoffrey de Mariscis that he may safely come out of the hospital of St. John, Clerkenewell, with his men, except those who are charged with the death of Henry Clement, and safely go through England and stay where he will there, but on condition that he do not come before the king without the king's special order; and mandate accordingly to all bailiffs; until the morrow of the octaves of SS. Peter and Paul next.

Grant to William son of Jordan de Mariscis that he may safely come out of his island of Lunday with his men, come to England and stay there and retire from there; grant to him also that merchants may safely go to and from his said island as they used to do; and mandate accordingly to all bailiffs.

To William Burgess of Bordeaux (Burgensi Burdegal'). Baldwin Busser, his yeoman, whom he sent as his messenger to the king in England, has sued diligently before the king the business of his wines taken at sea. The king, however, although no part of the wines came to him, as they were distributed to certain poor men of the realm for damages committed against them, which men have nothing whereby they can make restitution for the same, has fixed a day for his messenger, to wit, a fortnight after Michaelmas next, to do him satisfaction for the said wines; on which day if he will send to the king in England, the king will cause him to be satisfied.

The like to John Bivernan of Bordeaux, Peter Ernald de la Gr[iv]e of Dax and William Vidou de Perers, in the person of Peter de Sancto Georgio, their messenger.

Mandate to Eudo de Bello Campo, Roger le Poher, Hugh le Poher and Peter de Wika not to take the assize of darrein presentment which they were lately appointed to take touching the chapel of Grafton, a member of the church of Bremesgrave, which church is of the king's advowson, until it has been discussed before the king whether the advowson of the said chapel belongs to the king or to John de Grafton, whom the king has summoned before him a week after Midsummer to show wherefore he has presented a parson thereto.

June 9. Windsor.

Licence, until Michaelmas, 20 Henry III, for a ship of the abbot and monks of Neth, called Hulc, to come in safety to England with merchandise to trade with.

June 10. Windsor.

Safe-conduct for Idenevet and those with him, passing through England on their way to the Holy Land and returning thence through England.

June 11. Reading.

Writ of Liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for payment to Maud, late the wife of Richard de Scacgernun, 2d. a day for her maintenance, until the king provide her with some livery of that amount from his appointed alms.

Grant, for life, to Thomas de Craucumb, chaplain, celebrating the mass of the Virgin in the chapel of the king's court, Oxford, of 50s. for his stipend, by the hand of the sheriff of Oxford out of the issues of the county.

Licence, for two years from Michaelmas, for all merchants of the land of the duke of Brabant and Lorraine, to come in safety to England and through all parts and towns of England, with their ships and men bringing the ships and with merchandise to trade with.

June 12. Reading.

Protection, without term, directed to the justiciary of Ireland and all bailiffs &c., for the master and brethren of the Knights Templars in Ireland.

June 12. Wallingford.

Pardon to Robert le Faukener, Geoffrey, John and Philip, his sons, Maud, his wife, and Joan, his daughter, of all that pertains to the king and his crown, for the death of Alexander de Bircheholt, whereof Benedict de Bircheholt, his brother, appealed them, on which appeal they were acquitted by judgment of the court. In the pardons.

Mandate to the justices met in eyre in the county of Sussex to cause no inquisition to be made in their eyre touching the said death or to disturb him in any way on that account.—Close.

June 12. Reading.

Grant to Gilbert Marshal, earl of Pembroke, and his heirs, of the honor of Kaermerdin, as is more fully contained in a charter to him; with writ de intendendo to the tenants.

Writ de intendendo by letters close to A. bishop of St. David's, with respect to all lands which he holds of the said honor; saving to the king his regality, and he is not to cause writs of course (brevia de cursu) to be made with his seal in those parts to the prejudice of the royal dignity.

June 15. Woodstock.

Protection with clause rogamus, for seven years from Michaelmas next, for the church of St. John, Beverley, and the preachers thereof collecting alms for the building of their church.

Protection for Master S. de Langeton, archdeacon of Canterbury, for so long as he is beyond seas on the king's service.

June 18. Woodstock.

The good men of Winchester, on the death of Nicholas de Kivyll, their mayor, having been announced to the king, have licence to elect a mayor faithful to the king and useful to the city.

June 19. Woodstock.

Royal assent to the election of Richard, the sacristan of the abbey of Michelneye, to be abbot of that place ; and writ de intendendo in his favour to the tenants of the abbey.

June 20. Woodstock.

Pardon to Thomas le Flemeng (Flandrensis) of Leicestre for the death of Thomas le Taillour (Scissoris), as it appears by inquisition that he killed him by misadventure at play; on condition that he stand his trial if anyone will proceed against him.

Mandate to the justices next in eyre in the county of Leicester to cause no inquisition to be made before them of the said death and not to trouble him in any way.

Mandate to the sheriff of Leicester to deliver to him his chattels which were taken into the king's hands on account of the said death and not to trouble him in any way.

MEMBRANE 7.

June 21. Woodstock.

Notification to all merchants that whosoever will lend Masters William de Gloucestre and Richard de Langedon, king's clerks, whom the king is sending to the court of Rome on his affairs, 100l., the king will repay the same to the bearer of these letters with letters testimonial of the said envoys at the places and terms expressed in the contract.

The like for the following amounts :—

Four for 100l.Cancelled.

One for 130 marks.

One for 100 marks.

Three for 100 marks.Cancelled

One for 100l.Cancelled.

One for 200 marks.Cancelled.

Seven for 100 marks.Cancelled.

One for 60 marks.Cancelled.

Two for 50 marks.Cancelled.

Three for 40 marks.Cancelled.

Two for 60 marks.Cancelled.

Four for 50 marks.Cancelled.

One for 50 marks.

One for 40 marks.Cancelled.

Two for 80 marks.Cancelled.

Four for 30 marks.Cancelled.

Here have been cancelled letters of loan of 3,000 marks, counting however 100 marks which Vermil' the merchant received, of the loan whereof Peter Saracenus surrendered in the chancery letters of loan of the said 100 marks, and there still remain to be surrendered letters of loan of 300 marks which have been entered into by Masters W. de Gloucestre and R. de Langedon for a loan of 100 marks beyond the said 3,000 marks, and of the said 300 marks the letters remain to be cancelled until the letters are handed over.

June 22. Woodstock

Safe-conduct, until Michaelmas, 20 Henry III, for the duke of Norway passing through England on pilgrimage to the Holy Land.

Grant to Master William de Gloucestre, king's clerk, of 40l. a year at the Exchequer until the king provide him with better ecclesiastical benefices.

June 23. Woodstock.

Grant at the instance of the king's dearest friend H. duke of Brabant and count of Lorraine, to Henry de Rumelham, clerk of the duke, of 10 marks a year at the Exchequer, until the king provide him with a better ecclesiastical benefice.

June 24. Woodstock.

Protection for William son of Jerebert de Jernemue for his ship which John le Grant leads, going to Gascony with merchandise to trade there.

June 25. Woodstock.

Pardon to John son of Thomas de Welleton for the death of Humphrey Pin, whereof Robert Pin of Burewell, his brother, appealed him, of which appeal he was acquitted before the justices in eyre in the county of Lincoln by judgment of the same court.

Mandate to the sheriff of Lincoln to deliver the said John from prison.

By W. de Kirk[eham].

June 27. Woodstock.

Presentation of W. the king's chaplain, to the church of Chennor, in the diocese of Lincoln, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the abbey of St. Albans.

June 27. Woodstock.

Grant, for life, to the king's serjeant Thomas son of John de Meuling, at a rent of a pair of gilt spurs or 6d. for all service, of a virgate of land in Mawurthin, which Walter the Reeve (Prepositus) of Mawurthin held of the king in villeinage, and 21 acres of land and an acre of meadow of the king's demesne of the same town, which the said Walter held.

In the pardons. By the chancellor.

Mandate to John de Colemere not to lay hands on that ship of Winchelese which William Burgeis of Winchelese leads, laden with wines, wherein Alexander de Cambes, citizen of Bordeaux, has 45 tuns in the custody of Peter de Cambes, his nephew, to take any of the wine, or other things in the said ship, but to permit those to whom the rest of the wines belong to make their profit of them.

June 27. Woodstock.

Grant to the mayor and good men of Oxford of murage for three years from Michaelmas.

June 29. Woodstock.

The like to the good men of Gloucester, for three years from Midsummer.

June 30. Woodstock.

Exemption for life of William son of Adam de Linton from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions. In the pardons. By the chancellor.

Pardon to Henry son of Richard de Bottefeld of his flight and the outlawry published against him for a felony and breach of the peace whereof Gregory de Bottefeld appealed him ; on condition that he stand his trial if anyone will proceed against him.

July 2. Brill.

Licence for Godfrey de Craucumbe, so long as the castle of Oxford be in his custody by the king's order, to take in the king's wood of Burle underwood for his hearth in the same castle, to wit, thorns and brambles (runtiam).

MEMBRANE 6.

July 8. Westminster.

Power to the abbot of St. Radegund's to conduct to England, after the truce is made with Louis, king of France, an envoy or envoys of that king, to swear to the said truce; and mandate to bailiffs and lieges not to do or permit any grievance to such envoy.

Mandate to H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, with respect to the said truce which A. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield and the said abbot are empowered to make, to do whatever pertains to the said truce, as the bishop and abbot shall command him.

Like mandate to all bailiffs, &c.

Pardon to Richard son of Robert for his flight which he made to church and of the king's suit for the death of John son of Sarra, whom he killed by misadventure by throwing a stone in play, both of them being under age: on condition that he stand his trial if anyone will proceed against him.

July 10. Westminster.

Protestation that the king would not that on account of the presentation to the church of Cennore by reason of the voidance of the abbey of St. Albans, which he has made at the present time, any prejudice shall arise hereafter to the prior and monks of Walingford when it shall happen that the same church fall void during the voidance of the said abbey.

July 11. Westminster.

Presentation of Master Nicholas de Neele to the church of St. Julian, without the town of St. Albans, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the abbey of St. Albans; directed to the prior and the archdeacon of St. Albans.

Protection, without term, for the prior of Brinkesburn.

By the dean of St. Martin's, London.

July 10. London.

Bond of Theodoric, prior of the Hospital of Jerusalem in England to pay every year for five years, if the truce between the king and L. king of France last so long, on the king's behalf, at the house of the Hospital of Jerusalem, Paris, at All Saints 100l. for 400 pounds Tournois, and at the Ascension the like, to the use of the count of La Marche on account of the island of Oleron, which the king is keeping in his hands, and the count claims, to be received at the said terms by the count or his attorneys. And if the truce do not last so long, then for so long as it lasts.

[Cancelled.] Because on the dorse opposite. [See p. 126.]

Membrane 6 (Schedule).

July 12. Westminster.

Bond of the king to the said prior and the brethren of the same Hospital for payment to them of 200l. yearly, for five years or for such time as the truce for five years between the king of France and the king endure, in London, at Clerkenewell, by the hands of the king's attorneys written below, whom he has appointed to make the payment, of which 200l. yearly the prior and brethren will acquit the king by half-yearly payments at All Saints and the Ascension, in Paris, in the house of the Hospital of Jerusalem, against the count of La Marche for 400 pounds Tournois, wherein the king is bound to the count on account of the island of Oleron retained by the king, which the count claimed against him at the making of the truce. For the payment of which the king has attorned the following:—R. bishop of Chichester, the chancellor, to pay to them at Clerkenewell 100l. of the farm of the manor of Writel, which he holds of the king at farm, by half-yearly payments on the morrow of Michaelmas and the morrow of the close of Easter; John son of Geoffrey and his heirs, to pay to them 60l. as above of the farm of the town of Eylesbiry, which he holds of the king at farm; and W. de Kirkeham, dean of St. Martin's, London, to pay to them 40l. as above of the farm of the town of Neuport, which he holds at farm. If the chancellor or the dean decease, the prior and brethren shall hold the manors (sic) of Writel and Neuport so long as they are making such payments in Paris for the king, answering at the Exchequer for any surplus beyond the said farms. If the farmers aforesaid make default in payment of their farms, they shall incur the penalty by judgment of the Exchequer as they would have incurred for default of payment at the Exchequer. The carrying of the money to be paid to the count is to be at the king's peril. Witnesses:—R. bishop of Durham, J. bishop of Bath, W. bishop of Carlisle, W. Marshal, earl of Pembroke, H. de Burgo, earl of Kent, Ralph son of Nicholas, William de Ralegh, Godfrey de Craucumbe, Amaury de Sancto Amando, John son of Philip, Henry de Carliolo and others. Given by the hand of R. bishop of Chichester, the chancellor.

July 11. Westminster.

Notification to M. son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, of a grant by charter to Olaf, king of Man and the Isles, for his homage and the service of guarding at his own cost the sea coast of England towards Ireland and the Isle of Man, and of Ireland towards England and Man, from damage, of 40 marks, 100 crannocks of wheat and 5 tuns of wine every year, to be received in Ireland, by the hand of the justiciary, so long as he guard the coasts faithfully; beginning from Easter, 20 Henry III. [Cf. Charter Rolls.]

July 12. Westminster.

Acknowledgment of the payment in the wardrobe by Leo, Jew of York, to W. de Kirkeham, dean of St. Martin's, London, and William de Haverhull, on Thursday after the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, 19 Henry III, by order of the king, of 100l. of the gift of the said Leo.

Mandate to Walter de Kirkeham, dean of St. Martin's, London, to pay 40l. a year of the farm of the town of Neuport to Theodoric, prior of the Hospital of Jerusalem, and the brethren, at Clerkenewell, as above. Revoked.

The like to John son of Geoffrey with respect to the farm of 60l. of the town of Eylesbiry. Revoked.

The like to R. bishop of Chichester as to the farm of 100l. of the town of Writel. Revoked. Because he had it not.

Letters, in the form of Allocate as underwritten to R. bishop of Chichester, were made to the said dean touching the said 40l. and to John son of Geoffrey touching the said 60l.

July 12. Westminster.

Writ of Allocate to the barons of the Exchequer to allow the said bishop, for five years from Michaelmas, 93l.10s. of the farm of the town of Writel, which he is to pay yearly to the said Theodoric as above. [Cancelled.] Because the bishop had it not.

Memorandum that in like form have J. son of Geoffrey and W. de Kirkeham.

July 12. Westminster.

Writ of Liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains for payment of 6l. 10s. a year to the bishop to make up the 100l. a year which by the bond aforesaid he is to pay to the said prior. [Cancelled.]

July 13. Westminster.

Protestation that the presentation, which the king has made to the church of Cennor by reason of the voidance of the abbey of St. Albans, shall not hereafter prejudice the prior and convent of Walingford conferring the said church, and other churches belonging to the said priory, when these fall void during voidance of the said abbey.

July 14. Westminster.

Safe-conduct for Geoffrey de Mariscis and those he brings with him, in coming to the king to speak with him.

Mandate to him to come to him safely when he will.—Close.

Robert le Clerc, Geoffrey Hach, Henry le Taillur and their fellows of Robery give the king 40s. to have writs of four knights to take an assize of novel disseisin from common of pasture in Helyop' &c. in Robery, with mandate to the sheriff of Northumberland to take security &c.

[Cancelled.] Because in the Fines.

Safe-conduct for a ship and men of W. bishop of Carlisle, going to Ireland to buy victuals and other necessaries for him.

The like for the prior and convent of Carlisle.

July 14. Westminster.

Grant to Alexander de Cambys, citizen of Bordeaux, of the houses, lands and buildings late of Peter de Sancto Erardo, in the king's hands for the trespass of the said Peter against the king in the town of la Réole and without; to hold to him and his heirs until the king or his heirs surrender them to the heirs of the said Peter by peace or his will.

Mandate to H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, to give him seisin.

The king has been given to understand that, whereas he last year granted to Alengeritus Balistarius that, for 64½ marks which he lent to Henry de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, for the king's affairs, he should receive 1,000s. of Bordeaux from Isaac, Jew of Bordeaux, every year, until the amount was paid, and that afterwards he should receive the same during pleasure, the seneschal has inhibited the said Jew from paying him any more, although he has not yet received the full amount of the said loan, and he commands the seneschal, if this be so, not to prevent his said serjeant from receiving the said 1,000s. a year for the term granted by the king, and if in the meantime the seneschal has received anything, to cause the same to be given back without delay, permitting the said Jew to continue his payments to the end of the term granted by the king that the king may hear no more about it.

July 13. Westminster.

Bond of the king to G. archbishop of Bordeaux, for 500 marks to be paid at Martinmas, 20 Henry III, to his messenger bringing these letters, to the king in England with letters of H. de Trubleville testifying that the archbishop has delivered to him a prest of that amount for the affairs of Gascony.

Mandate to the mayor, jurats and commune of Bordeaux, who have the castle of St. Macaire in their custody, to deliver the same to H. de Trubleville, seneschal of Gascony, to keep during pleasure, as it seems to the king safe and expedient that it should be committed to him especially in time of hostilities.

Grant for life to Master Peter the Leche (Medico) of 100s. at the Exchequer of Michaelmas.

MEMBRANE 5.

July 15. Westminster.

Bond to Arnold Meysant, citizen of Bordeaux, for repayment to him at the Exchequer of London, a fortnight after Michaelmas next, of 100 marks lent to H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, for the king's affairs there.

The like to Raymond Makayn and Brunus Causat, citizens of Bordeaux, for 300 marks lent as above.

The like to Raymond Brun, citizen of Bordeaux, for 200 marks lent as above.

July 17. Westminster.

Grant to the bishop of Down, for losses sustained in the war moved by Hugh de Lacy against the king, of 20l. a year at the Exchequer of Dublin, at Michaelmas, until the king provide him with land to that value in wards and escheats without the king's demesnes; with mandate to Maurice son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, to cause him to have the same.

Write of Liberate to the said Maurice, Geoffrey de Turrevill, archdeacon of Dublin, treasurer of Ireland, for payment of the same.

Safe-conduct, for three years, from Christmas next, for Columb de Burgo, citizen of Bordeaux, coming to England with wines and merchandise to trade with.

July 16. Westminster.

Writ of Liberate to the treasurer and chamberlains, for payment to Hugh de Pateshull of 100 marks a year at the Exchequer, for his maintenance in the king's service at the Exchequer, to wit, from Ascension Day, 18 Henry III, to Ascension Day, 19 Henry III, 100 marks, and so from year to year, so long as he be the king's treasurer.

Safe-conduct, without term, for Peter son of Robert, and Walter de Arundel, envoys of Maurice son of Gerold, coming to the king in England.

Pardon to Henry le Taillur of Sutton, of his outlawry for the death of Roger de Culeham and Walter his brother. For the lord of Canterbury.

July 21. Woodstock.

Protection, until All Saints next, for Matthew Besil, gone beyond seas.

Extension of the term of taking murage at Hereford for three years from Whitsunday, 19 Henry III.

July 24. Woodstock.

Protection for William de Mastac so long as he be beyond seas by the king's will. By K.

William de Wignun, provost of Barbeflet, has licence for the ship called Mariot, which Richard de Bosco leads, to come to England safely with goods to trade with until St. Peter's Chains.

Protection for Payn de Chaorcis so long as he be beyond seas.

July 26. Gloucester.

Grant to Richard le Bret of the custody of the door of the treasury (thesaurarie) of Dublin until the king's first coming to Ireland.

July 27. Gloucester.

Safe-conduct, until Michaelmas next, for Richard de Bello Monte and his men coming to the king in England.

The prior and convent of Lilleshull have licence to elect an abbot, by R. the precentor, and Ph. the chamberlain, of the house, who have brought the king news of the death of William their abbot.

Aug. 1. Wells.

Extension of the safe-conduct for P. de Rivallis, until a fortnight after Michaelmas next, by the same words whereby he had safe-conduct until Midsummer in the same year, with this added, that he may go to his rents, ports excepted. By K. before the bishop of Bath and others.

Presentation of Henry de Chilleton, chaplain, to the church of Chilleton, in the diocese of Bath; saving to Simon de Fleg the perpetual vicarage which he has in the said church.

Aug. 3. Bath.

Protection for Geoffrey de Mariscis, whom the king has received into his grace, for him and his, so long as he be in England procuring the things which pertain to his ransom [substituted for the words for pursuing his affairs in the king's court and elsewhere].

Protection with clause rogamus, without term, for the brethren of the hospital of St. Margaret, Ivelcestre.

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

Aug. 4. Malmesbury.

The king has committed to Richard de Wrotham the forest of Blakemore to keep during pleasure; and he commands the knights, free men and all others of the said forest to be intendant unto him as chief forester of the same.

Protection for George Defuble, so long as he be on the king's service in Ireland.

Protection with clause rogamus, without term, for the brothers and sisters of the lepers' hospital of St. Margaret, Bradeford.

Confirmation of a lease for ten years made by Elias Giffard to William de Kent of the manor of Stokes, as more fully contained in a chirograph made between them.

Aug. 1. Wells.

Pardon to Adam Armstrang for the death of William Sotthred, whereof he was charged before the justices in eyre at Carlisle, on condition that he stand his trial if anyone will proceed against him.

Aug. 5. Bradenstoke.

Mandate to the constable for the time being at St. Briavels, to let the abbot and convent of St. Peter's, Gloucester, have the tithe of venison taken in the forest of Dene, as they have been accustomed to have this of the gift of the king's predecessors, whose charters and the king's confirmation of these they have.

Protection with clause rogamus, without term, for the lepers of Malmesbiry.

Aug. 9. Marlborough.

Exemption, for life, of Amaury de Sancto Amando from suits of counties and hundreds due to the king in respect of his land in Finegal in Ireland.

Royal assent to the election of Simon de Fodring [heye], canon of Lilleshull, to be abbot of that place: and mandate to the official of the bishop of Coventry to do his part herein.

Aug. 14. Westminster.

The prior and convent of Battle have licence to elect an abbot, by monks of that house who came to the king with letters of the chapter announcing the voidance of the abbey.

Aug. 17. Westminster.

Signification to Olive, daughter of Alan son of Jordan, that as the king holds Robert de Lexinton as beloved and approved, if she will divest herself of the manor of Tukesford, which she holds in chief, and grant it to the said Robert, to hold to him and his heirs by the same service as she held it by, the king is willing that she should do so, and will hold her deed in that behalf as pleasing and accepted.

Royal assent to the election of John de Hertford to be abbot of St. Albans ; and writ de intendendo to the tenants for him.

Aug. 18. Westminster.

Pardon to Roger de Preston, whom Ralph de Brictwell appealed of felony and breach of the peace, of his flight for the said appeal, and of his outlawry for not appearing where he ought to have appeared to stand his trial for the said appeal, on condition that, in the church to which he afterwards fled in the abbey of Cyrencestre, and where he still remains, he take the religious habit and serve God as a lay-brother in that abbey.

Aug. 19. Westminster.

Licence, for two years from Christmas, 20 Henry III, for the abbot and monks of Holcoltram to have serjeants armed with bows and arrows for the defence of their granges and other places without the covert of the forest, with mandate to Th. de Muleton to permit this without the said covert.

Mandate to brother Hugh de Stocton to let Hugh de Pateshull, the treasurer, have the 2,000 marks which he has in deposit of the king in the house of the New Temple, London, to execute the king's order therewith.

Grant to William de Witsant, canon of St. Omer's, of 5 marks a year at the Exchequer of Michaelmas until the king provide him with a competent ecclesiastical benefice.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

Aug. 23. Waltham.

Licence for Emery de Sascy to let his land of Berton to farm for three years from Michaelmas next, to be held by the lessee for that term whatever happens to Emery in the meantime.

Protection, without term, for Master John Gervas[ii] de Exonia.

In the pardons. By the Chancellor.

Aug. 20. Westminster.

Grant to William de Wysant of 10 marks a year as above.

Aug. 25. Waltham.

Signification to the king of France of the appointment of Master Simon de Langeton, archdeacon of Canterbury, Fulk Basset, provost of Beverley, and Master Alexander de Hal, archdeacon of Coventry, to receive the oath of those who will swear that so far as they can they will induce the said king to keep the truce between England and France.

Mandate to the archdeacon of Canterbury by letters close that it would please the king that Robert, brother of the king of France, the count of La Marche, the count of St. Pol, and John de Bello Monte should swear to induce the king of France to observe the truce. [Fœdera.]

Sept. 20. Tewkesbury.

Bond to Robert, master of the Knights Templars in England, and the brethren of that house, to pay them 200l. every year for five years from the Assumption, the term of the truce with France, in London, at the New Temple, by the hands of the underwritten attorneys, whereof the said master and brethren will acquit the king yearly, in Paris, at the house of the Temple, against the count of La Marche for 800 pounds Tournois, wherein the king is bound to him on account of the isle of Oleron, which the king retains, and which the count claimed against him at the making of the truce. To pay this sum, the king has attorned R. bishop of Chichester, the chancellor, to pay 100l. of the farm of the manor of Writel, which he holds at farm for life, John son of Geoffrey, and his heirs, to pay 60l. of the farm of the town of Eylesbiry, which he holds at farm, and W. dean of St. Martin's, London, to pay 0l. of the farm of the town of Newport, which he holds at farm for life. And if, within the five years, the bishop, dean or John surrender the said manors, or the king disseise them, or anything should happen to them, the master and brethren shall hold the same for that term, and shall answer at the Exchequer for any surplus in the issues and value of the said manors over the said farms. And if the said farms at any time fall short of that amount, the deficiency shall be made up at the Exchequer. And if the king disseise the said bishop and John, and then restore the manors to them, they shall answer for the said farms to the said master and brethren. And if any of the three make default of payment, the master and brethren shall receive what is deficient out of the first moneys which the treasurer and chamberlain receive. The said master and brethren are to carry the said 200l. at the king's peril every year to pay to the said count. [Fœdera—in part and compare membrane 6 (schedule.)]

MEMBRANE 4.

Aug. 29. Northampton.

Royal assent to the election of Ralph, a monk of Battle, to be abbot of that house.

Appointment of R. bishop of Chichester, the chancellor, to pay to Robert de Sampford, master of the Knights Templars in England, and the brethren of that house, 100l. of the farm of the town of Writel as above.

The like of W. de Kirkeham, dean of St. Martin's, London, touching the farm of 40l. of the manor of Neuport.

The like of John son of Geoffrey, touching the farm of 60l. of the town of Eylesbiry. Nondum habent.

Aug. 30. Geddington.

Pardon to Roger de Dunhale of the death of Howel (Oel') Walensis; with the usual condition.

Sept. 2. Croxton.

Royal assent to the election of Simon, prior of Lilleshull, to be abbot of that place ; with writ de intendendo to the tenants.

Mandate by letters close to the escheators to give him seisin of the abbey and its lands.

Gilbert, sub-prior of the house of St. Fretheswide, Oxford, and brother Robert de Taunton, coming to the king with letters of the convent and with letters of R. bishop of Lincoln, announcing the deposition of E. their prior, have licence to elect.

Sept. 4. Nottingham.

Grant to W. earl of Ferrers, of the custody during the minority of the heirs, of the land and heirs of Amaury le Butiller, with the marriage of the heirs.

Mandate to all bailiffs of the march of Wales in no wise to receive in their bailiwicks Howel son of Meredric (sic), a fugitive of L. prince of Aberfrau and lord of Snaudon, contrary to the form of the truce between the king and prince.

The prior and canons of Leicestre have licence to elect.

Sept. 6. Darley ? (Delegh).

Confirmation of a lease at farm for six years by Ralph de Mora to Walter the Cook (Cocum) of Dalby of [land omitted] of the said Ralph in Brouctun, as more fully contained in a chirograph between them.

Witnesses:—William de Ferrariis, earl of Dereby, William his son, Hugh de Vivona, Ralph son of Nicholas, Godfrey de Craucumbe, Amaury de Sancto Amando, William de Picheford, Geoffrey de Cauz, Ralph Tyrel and others.

Given by the hand of Ralph, bishop of Chichester, the chancellor, for Alvred de Sulleny.

Sept. 8. Chesterfield.

Writ of Allocate to the barons of the Exchequer in favour of the bailiffs of Notingham, in the farm of that town, with respect to 5s. due yearly for a place of that town wherein the Friars Minors are lodged, and which the king of charity has pardoned to the friars so long as they are lodged there.

Mandate to Henry de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, to restore to the wife of Geoffrey de Blevia [in the margin, Geoffrey Ridel] the land which he had of the gift of count Richard, when he was in those parts, for the maintenance of himself, his wife and his household.

Sept. 11. Castleton (Peccum).

Protection, without term, for the master and leprous brethren of the hospital of Cestrefeld.

Sept. 14. Lichfield.

Extension of the term of taking the murage granted to the town of Shrewsbury on 18 August, 17 Henry III, for four years from Michaelmas next.

Sept. 16. Birmingham.

The sub-prior and convent of Covintre have licence to elect a prior.

Signification to R. bishop of Lincoln of the royal assent to the election of Alan, canon of Leicestre, to be abbot of that place.

Sept. 19. Worcester.

The like, to the election of Walter de Crokesby, canon of St. Frideswide's, Oxford, to be prior of the same place.

Signification to Master Reginald, official of A. bishop of Coventry, of the royal assent to the election of Master Roger de Watton, monk of Coventry, to be prior of the same place.

MEMBRANE 3.

Sept. 20. Tewkesbury.

Grant to the good men of Worcester of murage for one year from Michaelmas next.

Sept. 24. Oddington.

Exemption, at the instance of William de Cantilupo the elder, of Roger de Hulton and his men of Totenho, and Henry de Nafford and Robert le Poer and their men of Mentemor, from suits of counties and hundreds, sheriffs' aids and hidages, for the life of the said William.

By Ralph son of Nicholas.

Sept. 29. Woodstock.

Royal assent to the election of Alan, sacristan of the abbey of Leicester, to be abbot of that place, with writ de intendendo to the tenants of the abbey.

Licence to elect for the convent of the church of St. Mary, Suwik, by Henry and Matthew, canons of the house, who have brought the king news of the death of Walkelin, their prior.

Oct. 4. Reading.

Protection, for five years from All Saints, for Richard de Gardino, nephew of L. archbishop of Dublin.

Protection with clause rogamus, for three years from All Saints next, for messengers of the abbot and convent of Certeseye going through the king's land and power for the business of their house, which has been lately consumed by fire.

Licence for the prior and convent of Osen[ey] to elect an abbot; by John de Lecche, Reginald de Lamburne, and Thomas de Wutton, canons of their house, bringing the king news of the voidance of their abbey by J. their abbot taking the habit of the order of Friars Minors.

Safe-conduct until St. Andrew, 20 Henry III, for Amaury de Monte Forti, constable of France, coming to England, with 9 knights, to visit the shrine of St. Thomas the Martyr.

Oct. 7. Windsor.

Royal assent to the election of John, canon of Oseneye, to be abbot of that house ; and mandate to R. bishop of Lincoln to do his part herein.

Oct. 8. Windsor.

The convent of St. Fretheswide's, Oxford, have licence to elect a prior, by William, the sub-prior, and Robert de Weston, canon, of that house.

Oct. 9. Windsor.

Bond to Hugh de Lizgniaco, count of La Marche and Angouléme, to pay him 800 pounds Tournois a year during the truce for five years with France, concluded at the Assumption last, for the island of Olerun, which the king is retaining in his hands, to wit, a moiety at All Saints and a moiety at the Ascension.

Oct. 10. Windsor.

Grant to John de Lexinton, for his homage and service, of 20l. a year at the Exchequer until the king provide him in escheats or wards to that amount.

Oct. 11. Windsor.

Licence for Geoffrey de Stokh'll to accept from Henry de Trublevill, in payment of a debt, the corn of the manor of Sypton for the current year.

Oct. 12. Kempton.

Prohibition of a tournament to be held at Blyth (Blyam), on Monday, St. Luke the Evangelist.

Mandate to the prior of Lenton to go there for the king to execute his mandate.

The like to the cellarer of Lenton and the prior of Shelford.

Oct. 12. Westminster.

Appointment of William de Hengham, Ralph de Burneham, William de Amblya and Richard Mauduit, with the sheriff of Norfolk, as wardens of the instant fair of Yarmouth and keepers of the peace therein; and the king has commanded the good men of Yarmouth and all others coming to that fair to be intendant unto them. Writ de intendendo in pursuance.

Writ of aid to the sheriff of Norfolk in favour of the said wardens.

Afterwards, in place of the said knights, Thomas de Valoyniis, Thomas de Ingoldesthorp, Robert de Mauteby and William de Stalham, were appointed with the said sheriff of Norfolk and Suffolk.

Oct. 15. Westminster.

To the verderers and foresters of the New Forest. The king has charged the sheriff of Southampton to take with him Richard de Cordunvill, William de Nevill, Hugh de Godeshull and them, and go to the bailiwick of Richard Foillet in the said forest, and by view and oath of the said knights and them to assign to the abbot and monks of Beaulieu a carucate of heath land therein containing 100 acres by the king's perch to make up 5 carucates of land whereof 4 are assigned to them elsewhere in the forest, and to set out the said carucate distinctly by metes and bounds; and he commands them to attend when summoned by the sheriff.

Signification hereof to the sheriff by letters close.

The like to William de Nevill that he may execute this in the said form with the others.

Oct. 15. Westminster.

Protection for the men, lands and possessions of Robert, master of the Knights Templars in England, gone beyond seas as envoy of the king and of the brethren of that place, for such time as the same master be beyond seas; he is to be quit in the meantime of all pleas and plaints, except pleas of novel disseisin.

Oct. 17. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of Gilbert, sub-prior of St. Fretheswide's, Oxford, to be prior of that house ; and mandate to R. bishop of Lincoln, to do his part herein.

The like to the election of Matthew, canon of St. Mary's, Suwic, to be prior of that house; and mandate to P. bishop of Winchester, to do his part herein.

Mandate to G. archbishop of Bordeaux and A. bishop of Bazas, in view of the provision in the truce for five years with France, that the commission to them by the pope touching the detention of the castle of Blayve should be suspended during the truce to stay the said commission, as they cannot proceed in it without the breach of the truce.

Grant to John son of Philip that William de Bernulvesby, his bailiff, shall not be put upon assizes, juries or recognitions, so long as he be his bailiff.

Oct. 18. Westminster.

Grant to the said John, who has gone beyond seas as the king's envoy, that if the lot of mankind happen to him while he is there, Leonius son of Philip, his brother, shall have the custody of the lands and heirs of John de Wauton, and the custody of the lands and heirs of John de Estleg, during the minority of such heirs, with the marriages of the heirs, which the said John has by the king's grant, on condition that Leonius answer at the Exchequer for the debts of the said John and John, as the said John would do should he survive.

Grant to Master Simon de Gloucestre, nephew of Alexander de Swereford, treasurer of London, of the prebend which the latter had in the church of Lichfield of the gift of the prior of Coventre, on resignation by the said Alexander of that prebend, which pertains to the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the said priory; and mandate to the dean and chapter of Lichfield touching a stall in the choir, &c.

MEMBRANE 2.

Oct. 18. Westminster.

The king has committed to Robert de Mucegros the towns of Merleberg and Lutegareshale with the castles and other appurtenances to be kept at the charges of the said Robert from Michaelmas last during pleasure, rendering at the Exchequer 120l. a year by his own hand.

Mandate to the abbot of Jervaulx (de Gerrevallibus) to pay to Ralph Tyrel the 20l. a year which he used to pay to Peter Boterel, a Breton, for his land of Wyton, until the king restore the said 20l. to the right heirs by his will or by a peace.

Oct. 18. Westminster.

Charter granting to the said Ralph the said 20l. Witnesses :—J. bishop of Bath, W. bishop of Carlisle, Ralph son of Nicholas, Godfrey de Craucumb, Geoffrey le Despenser, and others.

Given by the hand of R. bishop of Chichester, the chancellor.

Oct. 19. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of John de Leche, canon of Oseney, to be abbot of Oseney; and writ de intendendo to the tenants of the abbey.

Mandate to the escheators to give him seisin of the abbey and its lands.

Grant to John son of Philip, that if the lot of mankind happen to him beyond seas, whither he has gone as envoy of the king, Pernell his wife shall have the custody of the land which he holds in chief, and the custody and marriage of the heirs, during the minority of such heirs.

Protection, with clause volumus, for Nicholas de Molis, who has gone beyond seas as the king's envoy, for so long as he is there.

Oct. 20. Westminster.

Mandate to Maurice son of Gerold, justiciary of Ireland, after inquisition whereby it appears that the monks of Adlon used to receive from the Exchequer of Dublin 10 marks a year for the town, castle, mill, and the fishery of Adlon, on the Connaught side, which J. sometime bishop of Norwich, then [justiciary] of Ireland, constructed in their land, to pay them this sum yearly.

Oct. 21. Westminster.

Grant to A. bishop of Bazas, that he and his successors shall hold for ever of the king and his heirs the service of Peter de Sancto Lupertio, who held of the king in chief in Bulder', saving to the king and his heirs the reliefs of the said Peter and his heirs; on condition that the bishop and his successors do to the king the services which Peter and his ancestors have been accustomed to do for a tenement which Peter holds in Bulder'.

Mandate to Henry de Trubleville, seneschal of Gascony, to assign to the bishop the service of the said Peter; and to the latter to be intendant unto him.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

Oct. 22. Westminster.

Presentation of William de Rupella, to the church of Netlested, in the diocese of Norwich, void by the resignation of Peter de Muntgumery, and in the king's gift by reason of the lands of P. count of Brittany, being in the king's hands.

Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Bello Campo to the custody of the counties of Bedford and Buckingham ; and mandates to archbishops and all others to be intendant unto him as the king's sheriff.

Memorandum, that he gives the king his service for this twentieth year, and will keep [the counties] at his own charges.

The like of Richard de Gray with respect to the county of Northumberland.

Oct. 21. Westminster.

Appointment, during pleasure, of John de Nevill as chief forester and justice of the whole forest of England ; and writ de intendendo for him.

Oct. 15. Westminster.

Grant to J. bishop of Bath that over and above the 40 acres of wood which he has the king's licence to assart in one of his woods of Ceddre, he may assart 20 acres by the king's perch in one of his said woods of Ceddre, to be forever quit of waste, regard and view of regarders.

Oct. 22. Westminster.

Grant to Abraham Badecoc and Duceman, Jews of Winchester, for a fine of 10l. which they have made with William, the king's tailor, for two lands in Winchester, to wit, one late of Juscelina wife of Aubrey (Albr') Surlof, for which these Jews heretofore made fine with the king in 35 marks, and the other late of Bona, the widow, Jewess, for which they made fine with the king by 12 marks, which said lands the king afterwards granted to William the king's tailor, that notwithstanding this grant, they may hold the said lands by the fines made with the king.

Mandate to H. de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony, upon information that the water mills which he proposed to make at La Réole would be to the damage of that town, and of the prior and monks of that town, not to presume to make them without the king's special order; and further to permit the said prior and monks to have without impediment the ban (bannum) of their wines for sale which they used to have in the time of the king's predecessors.

Oct. 23. Westminster.

Grant to Arnold, bishop of Bazas, that he and his successors shall have the service of Peter de Sancto Lupertio (as above), and also the reliefs of the said Peter and his heirs.

Writ de intendendo to the said Peter.

Mandate in pursuance to Henry de Trublevill, seneschal of Gascony.

Oct. 22. Westminster.

Notification that of 104l. sterling and 107 pounds, 10 shillings Tournois, which the king owed to his kinswoman J. countess of Flanders, for damages suffered by merchants of her power in England, whereof he has rendered to her 100l. he is bound to her in the remaining 4l. and the 107 pounds, 10 shillings Tournois to be paid at Hilary next, her messenger bearing these letters together with her letters of acquittance.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise next below.

Protection for R. bishop of Hereford so long as he be beyond seas as the king's envoy.