Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 4, 1247-1258. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.
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1254, membranes 17d, 16d, 15d, 14d, 13d, 12d, 11d, 10d, 8d, 5d, 3d, 2d
1254.Nov. 19. Westminster.
Notification to the mayor and bailiffs and other goodmen of Norhampton and the sheriff of Norhampton that the king is sending Henry de Bathonia and N. de Turri, justices, to enquire touching the following matter and to amend the same. Some time since the king caused to be cried in the fair of Stanford that no merchant from beyond or on this side the seas should take cloth to sell at any fairs of the realm unless they were of the right and ancient assise, and R. earl of Cornwall, while the king was in Gascony, by word of mouth warned the merchants of Douay and Ypres and other merchants from beyond seas about this, but they by armed force resisted Richard de Ewell and John de Stratford, king's clerk, whom the king had sent to the fair of Northampton, to make the king's purchases there and to arrest all cloths found there not of the right assise, and further, to the contempt and prejudice of the royal dignity raised the hue and cry upon the said mayor and bailiffs Richard and John, unloaded the carts which these had arrested with cloths of the said merchants, and beat a serjeant of the sheriff. Witnessed by R. earl of Cornwall.
1255.[Feb. 9. Westminster.]
Appointment of Henry de la Mare to enquire who carried away wreck of sea brought ashore of late on land of Edward the king's son of the manor of Gouding, of the honour of Hasting.
Feb. 25. [Westminster.]
Henry de Bathonia and Henry de Mar[a] are appointed to take an inquisition touching the parcels of woods in the counties of Rutland, Northampton and Leicester, wherein Peter de Monte Forti claimed to have right, and the letter patent thereof directed to the said Geoffrey and Simon (sic) is on another part of this roll among the patents word for word and the date thereof is 25 Feb.
March 29. Westminster.
Commission to the abbot of Persore on complaint by Maud late the wife of Hugh de Stratleg that whereas she took at farm from Nicholas de Stratleg two parts of the manor of Maperley, except a bovate and a half of land, for a term unexpired, Robert le Vavvassur ejected her therefrom by reason of a lease which the said Nicholas made to him within the said term ; and the said Robert being the king's sheriff, and specially bound to keep the peace, the king wills that his trespasses shall not go unpunished: the abbot is appointed to inquire into the matter by jury, and if he find this to be so he is to take the said land into the king's hands and attach the said Robert and those whom he finds guilty to be before the king on a certain day to answer for the same. The sheriff of Nottingham and Derby is commanded to cause to come before them the said Robert and a jury of no affinity with either party.
Commission to Gilbert de Preston and Nicholas de Hadlo to enquire touching the death of John de Shelford, knight, lately killed in his house at Crokele by Watford while the king was in the neighbourhood to the king's dishonour as well as the breach of the peace; with the council of R.earl of Cornwall.The sheriffs of Hertford,Essex,Cambridge, Huntingdon, Bedford, Buckingham, Oxford, Berks and Middlesex are to provide juries.
Mandate to R. earl of Cornwall to give his counsel herein, and he has full power to do this.
April 1. Merton.
Commission to William Trussel, Robert de Grendon and William Maunsell to enquire who came by night to the houses of Henry de Bakepuz in Oxshulfe and plundered them, beat his servants and burned the houses; and they are commanded to make inquisition in the counties of Warwick, Gloucester and Oxford and to cause the guilty to be brought to Newegate under safe-conduct.
May 8. Reading.
Notification that whereas Roger de Sambage lately arramed before the justice of Chester an assise of darrein presentment against the abbot of Deulacres touching the church of Sambage, and on behalf of the abbot answer was made that the assize ought not to be made because after the last parson was instituted Randolf, sometime earl of Chester, who conferred the advowson of the said church on the said abbot and convent deraigned the said advowson against Richard de Sambage as his right as appears in a roll called 'Domesday,' but the justice and court nevertheless provided to take the said assize; the king, at the complaint of the said abbot, has caused the record of the said assize to come before Henry de Bathonia, Henry de Bratton, Henery de la Mare and Nicholas de Turri, and others of his council; and whereas by inspection of the said roll called the ' Domesday of Chester' which has perpetual authority and of which the king ordered a copy by the said justice of Chester to come there, it was found that the said Randolf, sometime earl of Chester, deraigned the said advowson against the said Richard as his right, and as the said assize could not afterwards be taken upon this, because no one was ever presented to the said church after the said earl deraigned the advowson, until now ; it was therefore judged by the court that the said Roger should recover nothing by that assize in the advowson of the said church, and that the abbot, to whom the earl gave the advowson, should recover his seisin thereof, and that the justice of Chester should make letters of the king to the bishop to admit, at his presentation, a fit parson to the said church.
Mandate to the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to admit as above.
May 10. Reading.
Appointment of Henry de la Mare, Geoffrey de Langele and William de Wilton as justices to hear and determine contentions between Owen son of Griffin and Llewellyn his brother touching lands which Owen claims of the inheritance of his father, and contentions between the said Owen and Alan la Zuche, justice of Chester, touching injuries done to Owen as he complains, by the justice; and mandate to the same to meet at the Cross of Griffin three weeks after Midsummer to hear and determine the same according to law and the custom of those parts.
[May 22. Clarendon.]
Commission to the abbot of Persore and William de Wilton to enquire touching various rumours that Robert le Vavassur, sometime sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, William le Vavassur, his son, Alexander de Wandesley, Richard de Troell, clerk, Adam de Estweyt, John Thedrich, Henry Revel, Simon le Porter and others of the household of the said Robert, misconducted themselves to the king's great loss in the works done in the castle of Nottingham, and in the works of the king's mills and fishing there, and in the keeping of the said castle and the hay of Bescwode, and in the bailiwicks which the said Robert held of the king; and touching the complaint of the prior of Lenton and others that the said Robert and the aforesaid persons besides others of his household did him grievous injuries while he was in the said bailiwick. The sheriff is to provide a jury and after the commissioners have sent the inquisition they are to appoint both complainants and trespassers a day to be before the king.
Mandate to the sheriff to provide a jury.
Afterwards William Trussel was associated with the said abbot and William.
May 25. Clarendon.
Prohibition of a tournament about to be held at Blyth on the octaves of Holy Trinity; although, at the instance of the duke of Limburgh and Sir Henry de Lessingburn, the king gave permission lately at Clarendon for it to be held, inasmuch as the king has since heard rumours of the state of Edward his son in Gascony, he being in grave danger and in need of the king's speedy council.
The like to R. earl of Gloucester and forty other magnates of England by letters close.
Feb. 26. Westminster.
Mandate to Henry de Bathonia and Geoffrey de Langele to go in person through the forest of Dene to view the state of that forest and the way in which it is kept. And as the king has heard that the forges (forgie) of that forest are harmful to the forest because the destruction of the forest exceeds the issues of the forges, they are to enquire into this and the other things touching the said forest which the king enjoined upon the said Geoffrey lately by word of mouth before the council, and to certify the king in writing at his parliament three weeks after Easter.
March 1. Westminster.
Appointment of Peter de Neyreford and Nicholas de Rummeseye to sell a part of the woods, as was provided by the council for the relief of the king's debts in the forests of Southampton, Wilts, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucester and Hereford, in the form enjoined upon them: and to enquire of trespasses therein since the death of Arnald de Bosco, sometime justice of the forest.
The like of Simon Passelewe and Alexander de Hammeden in the counties of Northampton, Buckingham, Oxford, Huntingdon and Rutland.
The like of Henry de Heleweton and John de Swineford in the counties of Stafford, Salop and Worcester.
Mandate to the sheriff of Hereford to cause to come before the said Peter and Nicholas on the day appointed by them, Nicholas de Evereus and Henry le Rus, or other fit persons, to hear and do what they order; and to cause the said sale to be cried throughout his bailiwick as well in every hundred as in every city, borough and market town, and for buyers to come prepared to meet them if they wish to buy ; and to cause foresters, verderers, regarders and other free and lawful men from every bailiwick of the forest to come before them; and to be aiding and counselling to them in all things.
The like to the sheriffs of Suthampton, Wilts, Dorset, Somerset and Gloucester.
The like to the sheriffs of Northampton, Buckingham, Oxford, Huntingdon and Rutland, in favour of the above Simon and Alexander.
The like to the sheriffs of Stafford, Salop and Worcester, in favour of the said Henry and John.
Mandate to William de Moun to appear before the said Peter de Nerford and Nicholas de Romeseye on the day and place which the sheriff of Dorset will let him know, to make the said sale in the form appointed, and to receive the issues and answer for the same at the Exchequer, and the king will have respect unto him courteously for his labour and expenses out of the issues of the said sale.
The like to the following knights to associate themselves with the commissioners in the following counties :—
June 6. Woodstock.
Afterwards, as Adam de Hilton was attending to the guardianship of the archbishopric of York with Master John Clarel by order of the king, he was excused from the selling of woods, and in his place the king substituted Nicholas de Hastinges, and it was commanded to William de Bottehale to admit him.
Appointment of the following foresters to be aiding and counselling the said commissioners in the respective counties :—
William de Moun, keeper of the forest of Porstok.
Robert Basset for the whole forest between the bridges of Oxford and Stanford, to wit, for the forests of Northampton, Huntingdon, Buckingham and part of Oxford. William de Langele for the forest of Whichewode, co. Oxford. Peter de Nevvyle for the forest of Rutland.
Ralph de Coven', keeper of the forests of Salop, Worcester and part of Stafford.
John son of Philip for the other part of Stafford, to wit, Kenefare.
April 5. Merton.
Commission to Peter de Nerford and Nicholas de Rummese, by the counsel of R. earl of Cornwall, to cause a trench to be made in the forest of Dene in the form advised by Henry de Bathonia, when he was sent to view the state of that forest to wit, from the road from Neunam to Munemuth for the use and safety of the adjoining parts, a trench 12 perches wide, six perches on each side of the road, and they are to sell all the oaks and other timber (ligna) in the said trench as well that bearing branches as that which is dry.
Commission to Ralph de Ardern, sheriff of Essex, and Robert de Northampton to provide for the sale of the woods in the county of Essex ; with mandate to all foresters, verderers and ministers of that forest to admit them and to be aiding to them ; and they are to certify the king of the premisses.
And they have letters patent thereof.
March 2. Westminster.
Mandate to the sheriff of Kent and Thomas Abelyn to go to the woods of chestnut (de castanar') in the county of Kent and of the Weald (de Waldis) and by the counsel of Bertram de Crioll cause to be sold as much of the old oaks, chestnuts and live oaks and other timber as can be done without destruction and to let the king know the quantity of logs (lignorum) sold.
And William de Cobbeham is associated with the said Thomas.
And the king wills that Michaelmas Day be given to purchasers for the day of payment, if this can be done to the king's advantage.
The like to Simon Passelewe and Alexander de Hamden,to sell part of the timber of the park of Norhampton, with the counsel of Hugh de Goldingham, the keeper thereof.
March 6. Westminster.
Appointment of Geoffrey de Leukenore and Richard de Shireburn for part of the woods in the forests beyond Trent to be sold by their counsel.
Writ of aid for them directed to the foresters and verderers beyond Trent.
Mandate to John de Lexinton, justice of the forest beyond Trent to admit them and give them his counsel.
Mandate to the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby to cause to come before them Richard de Vernun and Geoffrey de Stoke, or if they cannot be found, two other fit knights of those counties to make the said sale by their counsel, receive the money and answer for the same at the Exchequer, and to cause the sale to be publicly cried throughout his bailiwick as well in every hundred as in every city, borough and market town.
The like to the sheriffs of York, Northumberland, Cumberland and Lancaster.
April 11. Windsor.
Mandate to Simon Passelewe and Alexander de Hampden not to proceed with the sale of wood which they were lately ordered to make, as the king is informed that the king would incur inestimable loss at present as well by the present lack of money in England as through the common sale of woods through England, and also in the destruction of his deer, whereas in process of time one trunk will fetch as much as three or four now. They are therefore to sell the underwood only and to enquire how many trunks in each wood can be sold without destruction of the forest and their present value, and to certify the king thereof. And they are to let the king have the money arising from the sale of the underwood as soon as possible.
The like to :—
Geoffrey de Leukenor and Richard de Shyreborn.
Henry de Heleweton and John de Suyneford.
Peter de Nereford and Nicholas de Rummeseye.
Thomas Abelyn and William de Cobbeham.
May 9. Reading.
Appointment of Gilbert de Preston, Roger de Whytcestre, William le Bretun and William de Englefeld as justices in eyre for the common pleas in the counties of Surrey and Kent.
And the first day of the eyre in the county of Surrey is on the morrow of [erased].
The like of the abbot of Peterborough, Master Simon de Wauton, Robert de Shotendon, Nicholas de Hadlou and John de Cave in the counties of Gloucester and Worcester.
And the first day of their eyre in the county of Gloucester is on the morrow of Holy Trinity.
Afterwards William Trussell was associated with them on 6 June.
Memorandum that afterwards, in the place of William le Bretun, whom the king appointed to the pleas of the forest, William de Cobbeham was substituted in the above appointment.
May 14. Ludgershall.
Request to the abbot and convent of Michelneye with regard to Ralph de Heyles, who in his time served the king faithfully, and Iseult his wife, whom they have many times provided for with necessaries, out of love of the king, for which he thanks them; but lately, as the king understands, they have driven them hither and thither, withdrawing from them the small portion (portiunculam) which they had granted to them in their house, whereby the said Ralph is oppressed; to provide for the said Ralph, whom the king sends back to them, and who on account of weakness and feebleness of body cannot endure his usual labours, and for his wife in necessary food and clothing, as they used to do. By K.
May 25. Marlborough.
Mandate to foresters and bailiffs of forests, chaces and woods to show all honour to Guy de Castellione, count of St. Pol, when he passes through their parts, and permit him to enter the king's forests, chaces and woods, to hunt and have his sport there and take venison.
The like to John de Lessinton, justice of the forest beyond Trent, by letters close.
Mandate to the constable of the castle of Nottingham to permit him to enter the castle, laying open to him the houses and tower.
Appointment of Geoffrey de Langele and William de Wilton to make inquisition of trespasses in the forests and parks late of William de Ferrariis, sometime earl of Derby, in the counties of Lancaster, Stafford, Derby and Leicester, since by his death they came into the hands of the king and Edward, his son.
June 2. Woodstock.
Mandate to the several sheriffs to provide juries.
Request to all the knights and free tenants of the prioress of Aumbrebiry to make her an aid for the discharge of her debts.
June 16. Woodstock.
Mandate to Henry de Mara to be present at the perambulation to be made on a day which he will provide between the land of Humphrey de Bohun in Brunleye and the land of Walter de Baskervyle in Yrdesleye, in which perambulation they have put themselves before the king, and to send the same under his seal and the seals of the sheriff of Hereford and the knights who make it to the justices of the Bench, in fifteen days, according to the tenor of the original writ directed to the sheriff, and the latter is commanded accordingly.
June 18. Woodstock.
To the abbots of Strafford and Boxelegh, of the Cistercian order. The king is moved to hear that in the cause between the [bishop] elect of Winchester and the monks of that place, the pope, not understanding how or how much the matter touches the king, amongst other things, proposes to ordain that after sequestration made of the temporalities belonging to the priory of the church of Winchester, the keeping of the said goods shall be assigned to them, so that payment may be made of the debts and provision made for the expenses of the monks and so, during such sequestration, there would be no prior to obtain possession of the temporalities. And whereas the prior of Winchester is bound to make suit at certain times at the king's court, and to show the king many other accustomed services, and to answer before the king and his justices all complainants against him, and cannot by the custom of the realm appoint a proctor or attorney, except he be present in court and appoint him by word of mouth, and as often as he fails in any of these things he may fall into amercement, and owe the king a sum of money, by such sequestration there might be no one to do these things, and the king would be defrauded of his due customs and services. Further, as the temporal goods of the priory are known to be held of the king's barony, if there be no prior, the keeping thereof belongs to the bishop of Winchester, and if there be no bishop, to the king. Wherefore the pope cannot and ought not to make orders touching the said goods which are of the king's barony, without consulting the king, nor would he have done so, as the king thinks, if he had known the truth of the matter, because no other person, where the king has not failed to do justice, has to judge or make orders thereof. The king therefore forbids them, if they have received letters upon this matter, to intermeddle with the said goods, at any rate until they have consulted with the pope, and if they do, the king will have recourse to their goods for all the customs, rights and services due from the prior of Winchester whereof they will thereby defraud the king.
June 20. Woodstock.
Commission to Philip Luvel, the treasurer, John le Fraunceys and John de Wyvyle, setting forth that, because Robert de Scales lately sued before the king for restitution to him of seisin of the manor of Ruhale, which he claimed of the gift of Peter de Roffa by charter of the said Peter which he produced before the king, which manor the king had taken into his hands upon the death of Peter, as pertaining to his wardship because at the time Peter made this grant and charter he was in extremis and in such a state that they ought not to be valid, as it is said, the king has appointed them in his place to make inquisition in what state Peter was when the grant and charter were made.
The like to the same for Alice de Scales touching the manor of Neuseles.
Mandate to the said commissioners to let Robert and Alice know the days they fix for taking the inquisitions.
Commission to John de Lessington and John de Hoderode, setting forth that because in an assize of darrein presentment which Stephen de Meynyl arramed before the justices of the Bench against Simon de Louthorp in the county of York, there may be expense and peril to the parties on account of the shortness of time by default of jurors and other accidents, the king has appointed them as his justices to take that assize, commanding them to meet on the octaves of Midsummer at Tykehull and do justice therein. And the sheriff of York has been commanded to provide a jury of the vicinage of Louthorp.
June 28. Northampton.
Afterwards Alan de Wassand was associated with them.
June 22. Woodstock.
Appointment of Henry de Bathonia and Richard de Shireburn to enquire touching the king's rights and liberties in the counties of Nottingham, Derby, York, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmoreland and Lancaster, and touching those who owe suit at those counties and at the king's courts in those counties, and have withdrawn themselves from doing such suit, without warrant; and to enquire likewise touching keepers of castles and things belonging to those castles ; and touching the state of woods, parks, hays and forests and all other things which seem expedient for the utility of the king and realm; and to extend the king's manors and demesnes and all profits belonging to the said castles.
The like to the following counties :—
Gilbert de Preston and Roger de Whicestre, in Essex, Hertford, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.
Roger de Thurkelby and Robert de Shotendon, in Southampton, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Wilts and Berks.
Master Simon de Wauton and William le Bretun, in Gloucester Worcester and Hereford.
Philip Luvel and Nicholas de Hadlou in Northampton, Bedford, Buckingham, Oxford, Warwick, Leicester, Salop and Stafford.
Jonn le Fraunceys and John de Wyvyle in Lincoln, Cambridge, Huntingdon, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Afterwards, because of the sickness of John le Frauuceys, Simon Passelewe was substituted in his place.
July 5. Geddington.
Precept to all sheriffs to distrain all persons of their bailiwicks who acknowledge that they are indebted to Guy de Russyllun, sometime dean of St. Martin's, London, or to Imbert his clerk, to pay the same to the said Imbert, and also all those whom the said Imbert can show to be debtors to him.
Commission to Henry de Mara, Geoffrey de Langele and William de Wilton to proceed to execute the provision lately made at Westminster before the king and council for the amending of injuries and excesses in the March, and especially for the hearing of the contentions between Thomas Corbet and Griffith son of Wenonewen.
July 20. Nottingham.
Prohibition to all abbots and priors from receiving in their monasteries or houses any of the monks of Winchester, many of whom are wandering about all over England, except with the will of A. [bishop] elect of Winchester, or Andrew, prior of that place, and with special letters of these.
Oct. 24. Woodstock.
Appointment of Thomas de Estleye and Richard de Amundevyle and Hugh de Ardern to enquire by jury of the vicinage of Little Lalleford and Neuhenham, who came to the manor of Little Lalleford, and beat Geoffrey de Craft so that he died immediately after; and who came to the manor of Herdeberow and killed a lay brother of the house of Cumbe there, and who received them, and to cause the guilty to be attached by the sheriff of Warwick.
July 29. Nottingham.
Order to the constable of the Tower of London to cause to be elected in his presence three Jews of the commonalty of the Jews of London, with the assent of the said Jews, to assess upon that commonalty 180 marks, their contingent of the tallage of 500 marks assessed upon the Jews of England, to the use of R. earl of Cornwall; and to distrain them by their bodies and chattels within and without the chest of chirographers of London, and to apportion to each his portion; and if any Jew or Jewess fail to pay, to go to the said chest and cause to be drawn out the amount from the clearer and better debts; in order to distrain the debtors of the delinquent; and to bring the money by his own hand to Wallingford on the octave of Michaelmas next, to deliver them to the said earl. He is also to have there and then all the arrears of the tallage of 1,000 marks of Trinity term last, as commanded by another order. He is also to have there and then the bodies of Ellis le Eveske (Episcopi), Aaron son of Abraham, Solomon le Eveske and Jacob le Eveske, Jews, the pledges of the said tallage, with the bodies of Jews and Jewesses if any, who are in arrears of the said tallages of the terms of the Holy Trinity and Michaelmas.
In like manner it is commanded to the following touching the tallage of the Jews as follows;—
The sheriff of Lincoln, for Lincoln, 40 marks, pledges, Leo de Lincolnia and Jacob his son ; Stanford, 10 marks, pledges, Samuel son of Cok and Abraham son of Peytevin.
The sheriff of Worcester, for Worcester, 25 marks, pledges, Isaac son of Dyay, Isaac son of Maunser, and Isaac son of Leo.
The sheriff of Oxford, 25 marks, pledges, Benedict son in law of Mildregida, and Bonefey son of Lumbard.
The sheriff of Southampton, for Winchester, 40 marks, pledges, Cokerel son of Licoricia, Benedict son of Licoricia, and Isaac son of Hester.
The sheriff of Kent, 30 marks, pledges, Salomon son of Josceus, Mossy son of Aaron, Samuel de Ospreng.
The sheriff of York, 50 marks, pledges, Aaron de Eboraco, Jocens his nephew, Manasser le Sergant, and Miles son in law of Rosa.
The sheriff of Devon, for Exeter, 12 marks, pledge, Bonefaunt.
The sheriff of Wilts, for Marleberge, 15 marks, pledges, Salomon de Marleberge, Lumbard his son; for Wilton, 12 marks, pledges, Abraham Russel, Moses Babelard, David son of Jacob.
The sheriff of Gloucester, 10 marks, pledges, Jacob son of Bonenfaunt, Aaron le Blund.
The sheriff of Northampton, 15 marks, pledges, Ellis son of Esc', and Sadekyn.
The sheriff of Cambridge, for Cambridge, Moses de Clare and the Jews of Holme, 18 marks, pledges, Moses de Claro, Aaron le Blund, Isaac de Sancto Licio.
The sheriff of Norfolk, 15 marks, pledges, Abraham son of Deulacresse, Samuel de Norwico.
The sheriff of Bedford, 15 marks, pledges, Peytevin and Fauntekyn.
The sheriff of Nottingham, 40s., pledges, Jacob Cobbe and Mossy de Pavylly.
The constable of Bristol, 15 marks, pledges, Cressy son of Miles and Isaac de Karlyun.
The sheriff of Hereford, 10 marks, pledges, H. Bonamicus son of Bonenfaund.
The sheriff of Essex for Colchester, 10 marks, pledges, Ursel de Colecestre and Isaac son of Benedict. Total 538 marks.
Mandate to the chirographers of London as well Christians as Jews to be counselling and aiding to the constable of the Tower of London in levying to the use of R. earl of Cornwall the tallage assessed on the commonalty of the Jews of London; and to permit him to have free administration of the debts found in the chests of the chirographers of London in order to levy the said debts more fully according to the form of this mandate which he will show them.
The like to the chirographers of the following towns in favour of the above-mentioned sheriffs &c.:—
Quit claim by Gilbert son of William de Nocton to Sir Edmund de Lascy and his heirs of the homage and service of Richard de Trafford of the manor in Choderton which he holds of the said Gilbert, for ¼ knight's fee. Witnesses :—Sir Henry de Wengham, chancellor of the king, Sir Geoffrey de Dutton, Sir John de Hederode, John Eland, John de Lascy, William de Salebyry, Henry de Wordhil, and others.
Aug. 28. Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Substitution of William Trussell in the room of Geoffrey de Langele, who cannot attend, in the above commission [m. 10d] touching the contentions between Thomas Corbet and Griffith son of Wenonwen, so that they may certify the king what has been done by St. Edward's Day.
Request to the prior provincial of the Friars Preachers to arrange for friars to preach the word of the Cross in the respective dioceses when so requested by the bishop of Norwich, the executor of the business of the Cross.
The like to the minister general of the Friars Minors.
Aug. 29. Newcastle-on-Tyne.
Prohibition to A. bishop elect of Winchester from moving in any ecclesiastical court or before anyone except the king, as the king is informed that the monks of Winchester are drawing him into a cause in the court of Rome before the pope or his auditors, touching the manor of Taunton and certain other manors which the bishop holds immediately of the king, and which they demand to be answered by the bishop touching the ownership of the said manors.
Sept. 9. Wark.
Notification to H. bishop of Lincoln of the appointment of Master John de Chishull as the king's proctor in all that concerns the priory of Raveneston lately founded by the king and his presentation thereto of William de Divisis.
Saturday before the Nativity of the Virgin.
Notification by G. de Lezygnan and William de Valencia, the king's brother, R. de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, R. le Bygod, earl of Norfolk and Marshal of England, W. de Fortibus, earl of Albemarle, Edmund de Lacy, earl of Lincoln, and John Maunsell, provost of Beverley, that by order of the king they have received into safe conduct until Michaelmas, 1255, Alexander, king of Scotland and Margaret, queen of Scotland, his wife, and the men they will bring with them in coming to the king at Werk or elsewhere, in the march of the realms of England and Scotland, and undertaking that neither the said Alexander and Margaret nor any with them shall stay within the realm except with the will of all the magnates of Scotland, and that they will not permit anything to be done where any prejudice may arise to the said king or his kingdom or liberties.
Sept. 20. Wark.
Commission to William le Bretun and Nicholas de Rummeseye to enquire by jury of Southampton by what metes and bounds Walter Walerand held the New Forest and what rights and liberties belonged thereto in his time, and whether Robert Walerand, who holds it now, holds it wholly as the said Walter did, or not, and whether afterwards anything was alienated from it, and when, and who hold such alienations and what and how much service they do for the same ; and mandate to the sheriff of Southampton to send jurors.
By Richard, earl of Gloucester, and John Maunsell.
Oct. 11. Hertford.
The king sends Walter Wobod to all the knights and serjeants deputed to keep the king's goshawks, and commands them to come to the king with all speed with the said goshawks.
Oct. 24. Westminster.
Order [in the same form as above m. 5d] to the constable of the Tower of London to cause to be elected three Jews of the commonalty of the Jews of London, with the assent of the said Jews, to assess upon that commonalty 472 marks, their contingent of the tallage of 1,000l. assessed upon the Jews of England for next Martinmus term, and their contingent of 50 marks for the portion of Aaron de Eboraco, Jew, of the said tallage, to whom the king, at the instance of Richard earl of Cornwall, granted exemption this time from tallage because of his poverty. And he is to distrain, as above, for the said 522 marks, and to have the amount at Walingeford on the eve of St. Andrew the Apostle next. He is also to have there and then the arrears of the 1,000l. of the term of Holy Trinity last, to wit, of Cok son of Aaron 50s., of Peytevin son of Benedict 11l., Abraham le Chen 5 marks 3s. 4d., Abraham Pestel 10½ marks, Joceus Crespin 20s. 12d., Leo son of Ellis 20s., Abraham de Norwyco 42s., Abraham son of Vives 40s., Aaron son of Abraham 57s. 8d., Ellis le Eveske 12s. 3½d., as he was commanded at another time but did not do.
He is also to have there the bodies of Ellis le Eveske, Aaron son of Abraham, Salomon le Eveske, Jacob le Eveske, Jews, pledges of the paid tallage, with the bodies of such Jews and Jewesses as owe any arrears of the said tallages. Total 572 marks 5s. 3½d.
The like to the following sheriffs for the following towns :—
The sheriff of Lincoln, 120 marks assessed upon the commonalty of the Jews of Lincoln, and upon the same commonalty for the portion of Aaron Jew of York 12 marks ; upon the commonalty of the Jews of Stanford 30 marks, and the portion of the said Aaron 40s. And he is to have the following arrears of the Jews of Stanford of the tallage of 1,000l. for the term of Holy Trinity last, to wit, of Avigay 6l. 2s. 4d., Manasser son of Peytevin 16s. Also the bodies of Leo de Lincolnia and Jacob his son, pledges.
Total, 175 marks 5s.
The sheriff of Worcester, 75 marks upon the Jews of Worcester and the portion of the said Aaron 100s. Of the arrears of the tallage of 1,000l. for Trinity term, of Isaac son of Dyay 10 marks 10s., Aaron his son 5 marks, Isaac son of Manasser 20 marks, Isaac son of Leo ½ mark. Of the arrears of the tallage of 500 marks for Michaelmas term last, 25 marks. He is also to have the bodies of Isaac son of Dyay, Isaac son of Manasser and Isaac son of Leo, pledges. Total, 143 marks 40d.
The sheriff of Oxford, 75 marks upon the Jews of Oxford of the tallage of Martinmas next, and of the portion of Aaron 100s. Of the arrears of the tallage of 1,000l. of Bonefey Lumbard 30s. Of the arrears of the tallage of 500 marks for Michaelmas term, of the Jews of Oxford 34s. 8d. And he is to distrain Serlo de Huntingfeld to pay 10 marks of the debt of Abraham son of Wives, and 5 marks of the debt of Abraham de Norwico, and the abbot of Radinges for Robert Basset 26l. of the debt of Abraham de Berk'. And he is to have the bodies of Benedict son in law of Middegod and Bonefey son of Lumbard, pledges.
Total, 141 marks 4s. 8d.
The sheriff of Suthampton, 120 marks upon the Jews of Winchester and of the portion of Aaron 12 marks. And he is to have the bodies of Cockerel son of Licoricia, Benedict son of Licoricia and Isaac son of Ester [pledges]. Total 132 marks.
The sheriff of Kent, 90 marks upon the Jews of Canterbury, and the portion of Aaron 9 marks. And he is to have the bodies of Salomon son of Joceus, Mossy son of Aaron, Samuel de Ospreng, Vives de Winton and Joceus son of Sampson. Total 99 marks.
The sheriff of York, 66 marks upon the Jews of York and the portion of Aaron 7 marks. Of the arrears of the tallage of 1,000l. for Trinity term from Aaron de Eboraco 105 marks 10s., Benedict son of Joceus 105s., Samuel nephew of Aaron 10½ marks, Manasser le Serjaunt 105s., Dedo son of Abraham 15 marks 10s. Of the arrears of the tallage of 500 marks for Michaelmas term last upon the Jews of York 25 marks. He is to distrain Roger Bertram to pay 40 marks of the debt of Aaron de Eboraco and Jordan de Insula 42½ marks of the debt of Dedo son of Abraham, and Robert de Coppesford 40s. of the debt of the said Dedo and 30s. of the debt of the said Dedo, and Ralph son of Hugh for the same 18s., and Henry de Heycote for the same 9 marks 3s. 4d. He is to have the bodies of Aaron de Eboraco, Joceus his nephew and Manasser le Serjaunt, pledges. Total, 344 marks 16d.
The sheriff of Devon, 36 marks upon the Jews of Exeter and the portion of Aaron 48s. Of the arrears of Trinity term, from Isaac son of Abraham 105s. He is to distrain William del Estre to pay 36s. 8d. of the debt of the said Isaac. He is to have the body of Bonefaunt, pledge. Total, 50 marks 3s.
The sheriff of Wilts, 36 marks, upon the Jews of Wilton and the portion of Aaron 48s.; upon the Jews of Merleberg 45 marks and the portion of Aaron 60s. Of the arrears of Trinity term on Merleberg, of Abraham son of Salomon 10½ marks, Lumbard son of Salomon 11 marks 12s., Salomon 12s. of the arrears of Michaelmas term on the Jews of Merleberg 4 marks, on the Jews of Wilton 12 marks. He is to distrain Robert de Plugenat to pay 30s. of the debt of Hagin son of Abraham, William Luddoc for the same 6 marks, William son of Geoffrey de Codeleston for the same 3½ marks, William Cotel of Ore for the same 32s., Walter son of Robert de Ocle for the same c[s]. He is to have the bodies of Abraham Russel, Moses Babelard and David son of Jacob, pledges of Wilton, and Salomon de Merleberg and Lumbard his son, pledges of Merleberg. Total, 150 marks 8d.
The sheriff of Gloucester, 30 marks upon the Jews of Gloucester and the portion of Aaron 40s. Of the arrears of 1,000l., of Jacob son of Bonenfaunt 10l., of Gente his mother 40s., of Aaron le Blund 60s., of the commonalty of the Jews of Gloucester 20s. Of the arrears of 500 marks, 10 marks. And he is to have the bodies of Jacob son of Bonenfaunt and Aaron le Blund. Total, 67 marks.
The sheriff of Northampton, 45 marks upon the Jews of Northampton and the portion of Aaron 60s. Of the arrears of 1,000l., of Floria la Juwe 6 marks, of Auntera, widow, 7l. 13s. 4d., of Deudo le Fort 6l. 13s. 4d., of Sadekin the Jew 30s.,of the commonalty of the Jews of Northampton 30s. 4d. Of the arrears of 500 marks, 67s. And he is to have the bodies of Ellis son of Ester and Sadekin.
Total, 86 marks 7s. 4d.
The sheriff of Cambridge, 36 marks assessed upon the Jews of Cambridge and the Jews of Holme and the portion of Aaron 48s. And he is to have the bodies of Moses de Clare, Aaron le Blund, and Isaac de Sancto Licio, pledges. Total, 39 marks 8s.
The sheriff of Norfolk, 45 marks upon the Jews of Norwich, and the portion of Aaron 60s. And upon Moses de Clare dwelling at Subury 15 marks and the portion of Aaron 20s. Of the arrears of 1,000l. of the said Moses 12 marks 8s. Of the arrears of 500 marks, of the said Moses 3½ marks. And he is to have the bodies of Abraham son of Deulecres and Samuel de Norwico. He is to distrain Alan de Weseham to pay 10l. of the debt of Peitevin son of Benedict. Total, 87 marks 16d.
The sheriff of Bedford, 45 marks upon the Jews of Bedeford, and the portion of Aaron 60s. And he is to have the bodies of Peytevin and Fauntekin. Total, 49½ marks.
The sheriff of Nottingham, 15 marks upon the Jews of Nottingham and the portion of Aaron 20s. Of the arrears of 500 marks, 40s. And he is to have the bodies of Jacob Cobbe and Moses de Pavilli [pledges]. Total, 19½ marks.
The constable of Bristol, 45 marks upon the Jews of Bristol, and the portion of Aaron 60s. Of the arrears of 1,000l., of Lumbard de Crikkelade 10l. 10s. of the arrears of 500 marks on Bristol 15 marks And he is to have the bodies of Cresseus son of Miles and Isaac de Carliun. Total, 80 marks 3s. 4d.
The sheriff of Hereford, 30 marks on the Jews of Hereford and the portion of Aaron 40s. Of the arrears of 1,000l., of Mokke de Hereford 7l. 14s. And he is to have the body of Bonamy son of Bonenfaunt. Total, 44 marks 7s. 4d.
The sheriff of Essex 30 marks on the Jews of Colcestre, and the portion of Aaron 40s. Of the arrears of 1,000l., of Bely the widow 2½ marks, of the relict of Vives son of Ursell 200s., of Isaac son of Ursell 100s. And he is to have the bodies of Ursell de Colcestre and Isaac son of Benedict. Total, 44½ marks.
The sheriff of Warwick 20s. upon the Jews of Warwick. Of the arrears of 1,000l., 20s. And he is to distrain Eustace de Baylol to pay 20l. of the debt of Aaron de Eboraco. Total, 33 marks.
Because Richard of Cornwall besought the king to send one of his men to Walingeford on the eve of St. Andrew's next to be present at the payment then to be made there of the tallage and debts of the Jews, which the king granted to him in part payment of the king's debts to him, it is commanded to Thomas Esperun to be present there at the said payment, to view and enroll the same.
Mandate to the chirographers of the chest of the Jews of Winchester to be counselling and aiding to the sheriff of Southampton in levying to the use of Richard, earl of Cornwall, 132 marks, the contingent of the Jews of Winchester, of the tallage of 1,000l. assessed upon the Jews of England for Martinmas term last, and to permit the sheriff on sight of these letters to have free administration of the debts in the said chests for the levying of the said sum. Total, 132 marks.
The like to the chirographers of the following towns :—
Colecestre, 33 marks, and of the arrears of Trinity term last, of Bely the widow 2½ marks, of the relict of Vives son of Ursell 20s., of Isaac son of Ursell 100s. Total, 44½ marks.
London, 472 marks, and 50 marks above mentioned, and the arrears of Trinity and Michaelmas terms. Total 522 marks.
Worcester, 75 marks. Sum total, 3,000 marks 5s. 4d.
Oct. 18. Westminster
Mandate to John Maunsell, provost of Beverley, that whereas the pope has conferred upon the king and his son Edmund the realm of Apulia, which the king has accepted by the bishop of Hereford, he with other faithful subjects of the king is to accept the same, and when a rescript of the acceptance has been made to attach his seal thereto with the seals of certain other faithful subjects who have in like manner accepted the said admission. [Fœdera.]