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Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 4, 1247-1258. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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40 HENRY III.

MEMBRANE 22.

1255.Oct. 28. Westminster.

Grant, at the instance of William de Fortibus, earl of Albemarle, to Bertram de Palacio and Arnald de Unde, merchants of Toulouse, that they may bring to England in the present year 100 tuns of their own wine quit of prise save the ancient and accustomed prise; with mandate to the takers of wines at Boston to let then have this quittance.

Appointment, during pleasure, of the said earl to keep the county of Cumberland with the castle of Carlisle and all other appurtenances.

Mandate to Robert de Brus to deliver the same to the earl or to Gilbert de Hauteclo in his name.

Mandate to Thomas de Lasceles, W. de Derewenteswatre, R. de Castelkeyrok and Alan de Orreton to go in person to the said castle, and view the defects thereof, and in what state Robert de Brus, who had the keeping of it before, surrendered it to the king and the said earl received it; and to signify this to the king under their seals.

Mandate to all tenants of the county to be intendant to him.

Protection with clause, until Whitsunday, for Boniface, archbishop of Canterbury.

Appointment of Adam de Hylton, guardian of the archbishopric of York, to be justice, with those whom he thinks fit to associate with himself, to hold the pleas of the crown and all other pleas of the liberty of Hextildesham which pertain to the justices in eyre ; saving to the king the fines, amercements, forfeitures and all other things pertaining to his eyre.

Oct. 29. Westminster.

Simple protection, without clause, for ten years, for the master and brethren of the hospital of St. James, Altopascio.

Exemption, for life, of William de Brom from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator or other bailiff of the king against his will.

The like of Marmaduke Dayrel.

Oct. 30. Westminster.

Exemption, for life, of William Barbedor from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator, forester, verderer, agister, regarder or other bailiff of the king, against his will.

Presentation of Artaud de Sancto Romano to the church of Wutton; directed to the bishop of Lincoln.

Simple protection, without term, for the master and brethren of the hospital of lepers of St. Laurence, Warwick.

Grant to Master Rostand de Burdegala, papal chaplain, that he may bring to England in the present year 120 tuns of wine quit of prise except the ancient prise; mandate to the chamberlains of London and all others takers of wines to let him have this quittance.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Godfrey de Liston, king's serjeant, to keep the castle guards (wardas) rents and all other things belonging to the castle of Windesor which are without the body of the castle;. so that he answer for the issues thereof at the Exchequer ; with mandate to all who hold such rents to be intendant to him in respect of these.

By Philip Lovel, Robert Waler [aund] and Henry de Bath[onia].

Nov. 2. Westminster.

The like of Roger de Beler to keep the county of Lincoln in like manner as Gilbert de Cheyles held it.

By Philip Lovel, Robert Walerand and Henry de Bath[onia]. Mandate to the said Gilbert to deliver it to him.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Hugh de Acovre to keep the counties of Salop and Stafford and the castles of Shrewsbury and Bruges; answering at the Exchequer for the profit of the said counties 126l. 13s. 4d. and keeping the said castles at his own cost, and perfecting (perficiat) the corpora of the said counties, and being allowed in the said farm so much as the king receives of certain hundreders of the said counties, and of the hundreds placed to them at farm at the time that Robert de Grendon was sheriff.

By Philip Lovel, Robert Walerand and Henry de Bathonia. Mandate to Robert de Grendon to deliver the same to him.

Confirmation of a lease for six years by Poncius Blanchard of Lyons to Gerard la Gruwe of the manor of Husseburn.

Grant, at the instance of Geoffrey de Lezignan, the king's brother, to Peter le Baryller, merchant of wines, that he be quit of the king's prise except the ancient prise on one ship with wine, for three years from Christmas.

Presentation of William de Hause, chaplain, to the chapel of Wulfreton directed to A. bishop elect of Winchester.

Exemption, for life, of William son of William de Ruwe of Houdernesse from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator, forester, verderer, agister, regarder or other bailiff of the king, against his will.

The like, at the instance of brother Reyner brother of John Maunsell, king's clerk, of Alvred de Huntendon from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

Nov. 3. Westminster.

Appointment, during pleasure, of John Waleraund, king's clerk, as escheator this side Trent.

The like of William de Insula to keep the county of Northampton, the castle and park of Northampton and the honour of Peverel, in that county, so that he perfect (perficiat) the body of that county and have all the issues of the said county and honour and render yearly at the Exchequer for the profit of the county, castle, park and honour 120l. and keep the castle and park at his own cost. By Philip Luvel.

Mandate to Roger de Luvetot to deliver to him the said honour. By Philip Lovel.

Mandate to the tenants of the said honour to be intendant to him.

By Philip Lovel, Robert Walerand and Henry de Bathonia.

Mandate to Nicholas de Hocton to deliver to him the said county, castle and park. By Philip Lovel.

Nov. 4. Westminster.

Licence for the convent of St. Bartholomew, Smethefeld, London, which priory is void by the cession of Peter, late prior, to elect a prior; by Robert de Novo Loco, one of the canons, sent to the king on behalf of the whole convent.

Nov. 5 Westminster.

Licence for Amabilia late the wife of Gilbert de Segrave to marry this time whom she will, she having satisfied Hugh de Nede, king's yeoman, to whom the king granted her marriage.

Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Suyneford to keep the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, and the castles of Norwich and Offord, rendering at the Exchequer 100 marks more than Robert le Sauvage rendered when he was sheriff.

By Philip Luvell, Robert Walerand and Henry de Bathonia.

Mandate to the said Robert to deliver the counties and castles to him.

The like of Hugh le Bygod to keep the castle and manor of Pikering, with the wapentakes and all their appurtenances and the vaccaries of the manor with the whole stock, from Michaelmas last for seven years. He is to have all the issues of the manor, wapentakes and stock for the said term, and render yearly at the Exchequer 140l. for the said issues, keep the said castles at his own cost, and answer for the said stock or the price thereof at the end of the term.

By Philip Lovel, Robert Walerand and Henry de Bathonia.

Mandate to William le Latymer, sheriff of York, to deliver the premises to him, with the receipts since last Michaelmas. And he is to cause the stock to be appraised by the oath of good men, and delivered to the said Hugh by a chirograph made between them ; one part to remain with the sheriff and the other to be sent to the barons of the Exchequer under the sheriff's seal. By the same.

Mandate to the tenants of the said castle and honour to be intendant to him.

MEMBRANE21.

Nov. 6. Westminster

Grant to William Bonquer of 40 marks a year at the Exchequer, until the king provide for him an equivalent in wards or escheats.

Presentation of Robert de Radinges, king's clerk, to the church of Horeburn, in the king's gift by reason of his wardship of the land and heir of Baldwin de Insula, earl of Devon ; directed to the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.

Appointment of Walter de Ludham to keep the manor of Gunethorp with the soke of Ludenham, with the stock of the said manor, for seven years from last Michaelmas, rendering at the Exchequer 100 marks a year, 50 at Easter and 50 at Michaelmas; and at the end of the term he is to give back the said stock or its price: and he is to give up (dimittat) the king's houses and demesne lands in the same state in which he received them.

By Philip Lovel, Robert Walerand and Henry de Bathonia.

Mandate to the tenants of the said manor and soke to be intendant to him.

Protection, with clause, for Master Gilbert de Millers, going beyond seas as an envoy of the king, for such time as he be there.

The like, for one year from Martinmas, for the prior of Lenton.

Appointment of John de Bocking to the keeping of the manor of Heylesham for five years from last Michaelmas, rendering at the Exchequer 60l. a year for the issues thereof.

By P. Lovel, R. Walerand and H. de Bathonia.

Mandate to the sheriff of Norfolk to deliver the manor to him.

Nov. 6. Westminster.

The like of Stephen Fromont, king's clerk, to keep the castle and manor of Marleberg with the barton thereof, and the hundred of Selkele, and the castle and manor of Lutegareshale with the barton of that manor, and with the stock of the said manors, for five years from last Michaelmas; rendering at the Exchequer 140l. a year, keeping the said castles and manors at his own cost, giving up the houses of the said bartons and the demesnes of the said manors in the same state in which he received them, and giving back the whole stock or its price as he received it.

By the said Philip, Robert and Henry.

Nov. 7. [Westminster.]

The like of Hugh le Despenser to keep the manor of Horestan for five years from last Michaelmas, rendering at the Exchequer 15l. By the same.

Mandate to the sheriff of Nottingham to deliver it to him.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise below.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Robert le Sauvage to keep the counties of Bedeford and Buckingham in like manner as Simon de Eltisden held them. By the same.

Mandate to the said Simon to deliver them to him.

Mandate to the prior of Finkehale and the subprior of Durham to deliver the 800 marks (which are in their custody at Durham by livery of Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and John Maunsell, provost or Beverley, to the use of Nicholas, sometime bishop of Durham) to the said Nicholas, in part payment of 1,000 marks which the king borrowed from him in his journey towards Scotland, by view and testimony of Master John Clarel, guardian of the archbishopric of York, who is further commanded to pay the residue of 200 marks to the said Nicholas out of the issues of the said archbishopric, by view and testimony of the said prior and subprior.

Nov. 6. Westminster.

Mandate to the said Master John Clarel to go to Durham in person with 200 marks and satisfy the bishop or his attorney of these and of the 800 marks in the keeping of the prior and subprior, by view and testimony of the latter, and receive from the bishop the king's letters patent and letters of earl R. and John Maunsell and others whereby the king was held to the payment of the 1,000 marks; and after payment of 300l. for the expenses of the queen, touching which he has received other letters of the king, and the said 200 marks, he is to send at once all that he has remaining of the issues of the archbishopric or can get in into the king's wardrobe and the king will cause these to be allowed him.

Nov. 7. Westminster.

Appointment of Patrick de Ulvesby to keep the county and castle of Lancaster with the honour for five years from Michaelmas last, rendering at the Exchequer for the profit of the county and honour 60 marks a year, and keeping the castle at his own cost; and mandate to all of the county to be intendant to him as sheriff.

By Philip Lovel, Robert Walerand and Henry de Bathonia.

Mandate to Robert de Lathum to deliver these to him.

Power for Reynold de Cobham, constable of the castle of Dover, to take this year 100 tuns of wine, and a like quantity in the following year, at such times as are convenient, from the wines that put in at Sandwich and Winchelsea for the furnishing of the castle of Dover, so that he pay for the same by lawful appraisement of good men; directed to the takers of the king's wines at Sandwich and Winchelsea.

Appointment of Hugh le Despenser to keep the castle and manor of Harestan for five years from Michaelmas last, rendering at the Exchequer for the issues of the manor 15l. a year, and keeping the castle at his own cost. By the above Philip, Robert and Henry.

Mandate to the sheriff of Nottingham and Derby to deliver the castle and manor to him.

Nov. 12. Windsor.

Grant to P. bishop of Hereford that none shall be lodged in his houses of Wimbeldon by livery of the king's marshals without his licence.

Simple protection with the addition of clause rogamus, for ten years, for the wardens of Stanes bridge or their messengers, seeking alms for the repair and maintenance of that bridge.

Grant that Master Rostand, subdeacon and chaplain of the pope, receive as from last Michaelmas 400 marks a year from the tenth in aid of the Holy Land, so long as he be engaged in the business of the Cross.

Nov. 14. Windsor.

Grant, at the instance of Philip Lovell, to Philip le Taylour, merchant, of 60 tuns of wine quit of all prise except the ancient prise; and at the instance of Ralph son of Nicholas of the other 60 tuns; with mandate accordingly to the chamberlains of London.

Protection with clause volumus for one year from Martinmas last for the prior of Pontefract, going to the court of Rome.

Grant, for life, to Robert de Cambio, clerk, of one of the king's dies in the mint of Canterbury, with all the issues and commodities belonging to such a die, rendering at the Exchequer 100s. a year.

Mandate to John de Somerkot[es], warden of the king's change, to cause this die to be delivered to him.

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

Nov. 15. Windsor.

Simple protection for Elerius, abbot of Persore, going by the king's special command to the parts of Wales on the business of the pope and the king; so long as he be so engaged.

Nov. 16. Windsor.

Notification to the bishop of Norwich, that,as the pope has committed to Master Rostand, his subdeacon and chaplain, the business of the Cross, and appointed him to pay divers merchants a sum of money taken to the king's use for the business of Sicily, out of the money for the Cross, the king will accept whatever the bishop, at the mandate of the said Rostand, shall pay out of that money to the said merchants.

By P. bishop of Hereford.

Grant to Jordan, notary of the pope, attending to the king's affairs at the court of Rome, of 40 marks from the chamber yearly at Midsummer, until the king provide for him more amply.

Nov. 16. Windsor.

Appointment, during pleasure, of William Heyrun to keep the castle of Scardeburg with all things pertaining to the corpus of the castle, at his own cost.

Mandate to John de Lexinton to deliver it to him.

Nov. 17. Windsor.

Appointment of Robert Walerand to keep the castle and manor of St. Briavels and the forest of Dene for five years from Michaelmas last, so that he have the issues and profits of the king's demesnes, of the yearly rent, and of the king's weirs, of the said manor, and also of the foreign great mines, the foreign forges and the sea coal of the said forest and the custom of sea coal brought over the Severn, the cheminage through the said forest towards Gloucester, the herbage, wind-fallen wood, loppings (cooperonum) of oaks given away by the king or felled to his use and of timber (lignorum) thrown down by the wind, pannage, ashes, nuts and chestnuts of the said forest, and the perquisites of the forest; and the issues of the halmote of St. Briavels and of the ropers (cordariis) and sievemakers (criblariis) of the said forest; rendering 140l. yearly at the Exchequer and keeping the castle and forest at his own cost, and so that there remain to the king the king's great forge of the said forest to dispose of as he will. By Philp Lovel and Henry de Bathonia.

Mandate to James Fresell to deliver to him the said castle, manor and forest.

Mandate to the tenants of the castellany of St. Briavels and of the forestry of the forest of Dene to be intendant to him.

Grant to Master Finatus, king's clerk, the king's proctor in the court of Rome of a yearly fee of 20 marks out of the chamber, until the king provide for him more abundantly. By P. bishop of Hereford.

Nov. 18. Windsor.

Grant to Robert de Baro, king's clerk, the king's proctor in the court of Rome, of the fee of 20 marks a year, which Peter bishop of Hereford by other letters of the king promised him; to be paid at Midsummer out of the chamber, until the king provide for him more abundantly.

By the same P.

MEMBRANE 20.

Nov. 18. Windsor.

Notification to A. the pope, of the appointment of Robert de Baro, king's vassal, as proctor in the court of Rome on behalf of the king and Edmund the king's son, king of Sicily. But it is not to be understood that by reason of this mandate the king's mandate to Master Finatus is revoked. By P. bishop of Hereford.

Nov. 18. Windsor.

The like to the same of the appointment of Master Finatus as the king's proctor at the court of Rome. But the king's mandate to Robert de Baro is not revoked by reason of this. By the same P.

Grant to Master James de Aqua Blanca, king's clerk, archdeacon of Salop, that after the king has provided for Henry de Wengham, king's clerk, and Master Rostand, the pope's chaplain, in dignities or prebends, as promised to them, he will immediately provide for him in a competent dignity, prebend or ecclesiastical benefice. By the same P.

Simple protection without clause for Thraer ap Hoel so long as he be constable of the castle of Ganhou.

The like for Griffith son of Wenonwen, for three years.

Nov. 20. Windsor.

Grant to Master Gerard de Lyne, king's clerk, of a yearly fee of 10l. at the exchequer of Easter, until the king provide for him in a competent ecclesiastical benefice.

Nov. 21. Windsor.

Whereas the king, when in Gascony, lately committed to P. bishop of Hereford, at farm, the manors of Marwardyn and Lugwardyn for ten years from Michaelmas, 38 Henry III, rendering yearly the same farm as the men of those manors or other farmers last rendered at the Exchequer by his own hands at the same terms; the king, confirming such grant, has thought fit to renew the same by the setting to it of his present seal.

Mandate to the prior and convent of Durham, notwithstanding the king's seal having been placed upon certain chests (archis et cistis) in their church or priory, wherein a certain sum of money of W. bishop of Ely, is said to be, to permit the said bishop or his messenger to have access to the said chests, and take out the said money, carry it away, and do what he will with it.

By Richard, earl of Gloucester, and John Mansel.

Memorandum that all the privileges sealed with the seal of England of the affairs of Apulia were sealed by order of the king at Wyndesor, and by the counsel of P. bishop of Hereford, and A. [bishop] elect of Winchester, William de Valencia and Geoffrey de Lezinan, the king's brothers, Richard earl of Gloucester and Hertford, John de Plessetis, earl of Warwick, John Mansel, provost of Beverley, Philip Lovel, the treasurer, Ralph son of Nicholas. Roger de Turkelby, Henry de Batonia, Henry de la Mare, Henry de Bretton, Nicholas de Turri and others of the king's council. [Fœdera.]

As the king is bound to Ellis Barbe, citizen of Bordeaux, in various immense debts for wines which the king caused to be taken from him, and also the king, by charter, acquitted all the citizens of Bordeaux from all his prise except the right prise, it is commanded to John de Gisorciis, chamberlain of London and Sandwich, and all other takers of the king's wines, to permit the said Ellis to be quit of all prise except the ancient right prise on all wines which he causes to be brought to England in the ship of William Herbert.

Pardon to Alan son of William de Lincolnia for the death of Alan Blont, as it appears by inquisition made by Gilbert de Preston that he was taken by the bailiffs of the city of London, on suspicion of larceny, and committed to the keeping of the said Alan son of William and died in prison through the severity and grievousness of that prison and not through the said Alan.

Nov. 23. Windsor.

Protection, with clause, for Michael de Fenys, who is in the service of Edward the king's son beyond seas, until his return to England.

Royal assent to the election of Robert sub-prior of St. Bartholomew's, Smethefeld, London, to be prior of that house; with mandate to F. bishop of London, to do his part herein.

Nov. 26. Windsor.

Appointment of John de Wincle and Simon Passelewe to appraise by oath of good men all the houses of the Jews of Lincoln who fled or were hanged or taken and are detained in prison for the death of a boy lately crucified at Lincoln, and take possession of their chattels; to enquire what has become of the chattels of those Jews who were indicted of the said death and to arrest the same and take them into the king's hands in whosesoever hands they may be; and to examine and view as well in the chirographers' chests of Lincoln as by their pledges (per vadimenta sua) how many and what debts are due to the said Jews, and to take the said houses, chattels and debts into the king's hands, and keep them safe until further order; the king having granted all these to R. earl of Cornwall, in part payment of the king's debts to him; with mandate to the constable, mayor, bailiffs and chirographers of the Jews of Lincoln, and all other bailiffs and others to be intendant to them.

And because the Jews of Lincoln are bound to the queen in 172l. 8s. 2d. for her gold it is commanded that the said John and Simon cause to be levied without delay out of the clearer chattels and debts of the said Jews of Lincoln the said sum for the queen's use, and to do with the surplus what had been enjoined on them; for it is the king's will that the queen be satisfied of her debt first, and they are to bear themselves herein so that she do not lose anything by their delinquency.

Nov. 29. Windsor.

Promise to Peter Bariller, Bidal de la Farr', William Pucele, William Bauduz, Henry de Hudesac, Bernard de Perdaz, Bernard de Cornere, Gerard de Pontuner, Bernard David, Bernard de Monte Corbelli, Luke de Bovill, William Gurdun, Geoffrey de Calvo Monte, Richard de Stale, Peter Socalt', Hugh de Lison, Matthew de Molins, Bernard Guntaut, Peter Everardi and William Museard, merchants of Agen, to whom the king is bound in 424l. 16s. 8d. for wines taken from them, as the king understands by scrutiny of the rolls of the Exchequer and by mandate of Philip Lovel, the treasurer, and whereof the said merchants had writs of liberate in which are contained the particulars of these debts, that the king will pay them at the following terms, which they have granted to the king of their own free will, to wit, at Michaelmas next 141l. 7s. 3d. at Michaelmas following 141l. 7s. 3d. and at Michaelmas then following 141l. 7s. 2d.

Dec. 2. Windsor.

Safe-conduct, until Easter, for Arnald, count of Gynes, who has asked permission to come to England to make certain pilgrimages; and for the knights and others of his household whom he brings with him, and their harness.

Dec. 4. Windsor.

The like, until a month after the Purification, for William, earl of Mar, and the knights and others of his household, in coming to the king in England and returning.

The like for Alexander Comyn, earl of Buchan.

Simple protection, without clause, for the abbot of Flexley, gone by the king's order to Wales on his service, so long as he be there.

Dec. 5. Windsor.

Protection, with clause, for Master Laurence de Gatham, gone by like order to Gascony on the king's service, so long as he be there.

Pardon to Richard Musac and Alice his wife of their outlawry on account of a robbery in the realm, as it appears by inquisition made by the justiciary of Ireland, that they were in Ireland on the feast of St. John the Baptist, 34 Henry III, when they were said to have done the robbery. By the bishop of Worcester.

Dec. 5. Windsor.

Grant to the abbot of Mirevall, Hugh de Menill, Robert de Mercinton, Robert de Stretton, parson of the church of Duffeld, Robert the Chaplain, parson of the church of Midehall, Master John de Twyford and Roger the Chaplain, parson of the church of Stapelford, executors of the will of William de Ferariis, earl of Derby, to whom in his lifetime the king granted that he might freely make his will notwithstanding any debts he might owe at the Exchequer, that they shall have free administration of the goods of the earl, and nothing shall be required of them on account of the earl's debts or goods, and that the heirs of the earl shall be answerable to the king for his debts.

Mandate to the barons of the Exchequer to enroll the said letters.

Simple protection for William de Monte Acuto, gone to Wales on the service of Edward the king's son, so long as he be there.

Dec. 7. Windsor

Mandate to the chamberlains of London and Sandwich and all other takers of the king's wines in England to permit the knights and burgesses of Bergerac to have quittance of all prise except the right and ancient prise of their wines sent to England; Edward the king's son having remitted such to them and the king having confirmed the remission.

Dec. 9. [Windsor.]

Grant, for three years from Christmas, to the abbot of Geddeworth that he and the men of his household shall not be distrained in the king's realm or power for the trespass of another of which they are not guilty or for any debt whereof they are not sureties or principals.

Exemption for life of John de Bilton from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator, forester, verderer, agister, regarder or other bailiff of the king against his will.

MEMBRANE 19.

Windsor

Pardon, at the instance of Garsias Martini, to Benedict son of Mosseus of London, Jew, of the king's suit for the death of Hugh, the boy lately crucified by the Jews at Lincoln, as it appears by the inquisition made by John de Lessinton touching the said death that he was not indicted of the perpetration of the crime but only with consent to the death afterwards and that he put himself upon the country in court before the justices at Westminster, and the mother of the boy confesses that he is not guilty thereof.

Mandate to Peter le Blund, constable of the Tower of London to deliver the said Benedict, who is detained there on this charge, to the said Garsias without delay.

Mandate to the justices for the keeping of the Jews to deliver to the said Benedict his chattels with his houses that were taken into the king's hands on this account. [Fœdera.]

Mandate to the chamberlains of London and Sandwich and all bailiffs and takers of wines in England to permit the citizens of Bordeaux to have quittance from all prise except the right prise upon their wines which they can prove by common seal of Bordeaux to be theirs.

Dec. 11. Reading.

Mandate to Ellis de Rabayne, keeper of the castle of Corfe, in pursuance of the covenant in the peace made between the king of Castile and the king for the deliverance of prisoners on both sides to deliver William Arnaldi de la Dils, nephew of the prior of le Mas, from the prison of that castle, sending him to Garsias Martini, knight of the said king, by the bearer.

Appointment of Edmund de Lacy to keep the manor of Melleburn for seven years from Michaelmas last, rendering 50l. a year at the Exchequer and answering at the end of the term for the stock or the price thereof; with mandate to the tenants to be intendant to him.

Pardon at the instance of Matthew Hanibal, a Roman proconsul, to James Judici, nephew of John le Romeyn (Romani), treasurer of York, of his outlawry for the rape of a woman of Wyvestouwe; on condition that he make peace with the woman or stand his trial if any will proceed against him.

Dec. 15. Marlborough.

Simple protection, without clause, for two years, for the abbot and convent of Roche.

Dec. 16. Clarendon.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Robert de Mauneby to keep the abbey of Evesham, void by the death of Thomas the late abbot, and all its possessions, so that he answer for the same at the Exchequer; with mandate to the tenants to be intendant to him as guardian.

The like mandate to the prior and convent.

Mandate to the escheator on this side Trent to take the abbey into the king's hands and deliver it to the said Robert.

Protection, with clause, for Stephen Lungespe, gone to Gascony by order of the king, so long as he be there.

The like for John de Holte.

Confirmation of a lease for three years from St. Katharine the Virgin, 1255, by Peter de Malo Lacu to Matthew de Bridelington, clerk, and Richard le Carter, burgess[es] of Beverley, of 4½ carucates of land, and a rent of 1 mark in Baynton, and 9 tofts there, and 8 carucates and 21 tofts in Nesyngwyk; saving to the lessor heriots and merchets when they fall in.

Dec. 18. Clarendon.

Grant to John de Sumercote, king's clerk, of a prebend late of Leonard the Egyptian (Egipcii), by nation an Italian, in the church of Suwelle, void and in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of York; and mandate to the chapter to assign him a stall in the choir and a place in the chapter.

Dec. 22. Clarendon.

The prior and convent of Evesham have letters of licence to elect an abbot, by John de Wigornia and William de London, monks of that house, coming to ask for the king's licence.

Dec. 26. Winchester.

Respite for two years from Easter to John son of William de Verdun from making himself a knight.

Dec. 28. Winchester.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Ebulo de Genevre to keep the castle of Hadleg with the park and other things belonging thereto, rendering at the Exchequer as much as Stephen de Salinis; with mandate to the tenants of the constabulary of that castle to be intendant to him.

Mandate to the constable of that castle to deliver it to him.

Licence for John de Stutevill to give in frank marriage to his daughter Alice a moiety of his manor of Dyham, which he holds in chief; saving to the king the service due.

Grant to John de Sumercote of a prebend in Suwell (as above), so far as pertains to the patron; and mandate to Master John Clarel and Adam de Hilton, guardians of the said archbishopric, to assign him a stall in the choir and a place in the chapter.

Dec. 28. Winchester.

Grant to Edward the king's first-born son of the forest of the New Forest with all its issues for ten years; with mandate to all foresters and ministers to pay the rents they are accustomed to pay at the Exchequer for their baliwicks, after the king has restored to them the said bailiwicks by fine made with him, to wit, the rents from which they were put out by judgment before the justices in eyre for the pleas of the forest, at the exchequer of the said Edward at Bristol by their own hands, after the said fine until the end of the said term, as they used to pay at the Exchequer.

Confirmation to the prior and canons of the monastery of Ivychurch, who were founded of the king's alms and have no maintenance except from him, of a grant made to them and their successors by James de Puton of an acre of land in Puton, lying in Apsfurlang between land of Robert Thurstan and land late of Herbert son of Agnes de Putton, although it is of the king's serjeanty.

[Dec. 28.] Winchester.

Mandate to Robert de Stopham, bailiff of Clarendon, to restore to the said prior and canons the said acre, which by reason of the alienation of the king's serjeanty was taken into the king's hands; with the growing crops (inbladacione) of the said land.

Exemption, for life, of Henry de Bradeley, from being put on assizes, juriers, or recognitions, and from being made coroner, escheator, sheriff, or other bailiff of the king against his will.

The like of John de Lyngeyne, and from being made coroner, escheator, verderer, forester or other bailiff.

Dec. 29. Winchester.

Mandate to the chamberlain of London and Sandwich and other takers of the king's wines to allow to R. de Clare, earl of Gloucester, quittance from all prise except the right and ancient prise on the wines of a ship which the earl avows by his letters patent; which quittance the king has granted to the earl at his instance.

Exemption, for life, of Ralph de Stopham from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made coroner, sheriff, escheator, forester, verderer, agister, regarder or other bailiff of the king against his will.