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1256, membranes 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9

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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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1256, membranes 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9

1256. Jan. 1. Guildford.

Mandate to Imbert de Muntferrand to take, wherever he can find him, Gervase de London, sometime canon of Hereford, outlawed for the death of the prior of Campan, wherewith he is charged, who is conversant in the realm without the king's warrant of pardon of outlawry and grant of peace; and to keep him safe until further order.

Jan. 2. Guildford.

Grant to John Maunsell, king's clerk, provost of Beverley, of the treasurership of the church of York, with the prebend annexed thereto, void by the death of John le Romeyn, and in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of York; with mandate in pursuance to the dean and chapter of York.

Grant to Master Rostand, papal chaplain, of a prebend late of John Maunsell, provost of Beverley, in the church of York, void by the cession of the latter, and in the king's gift as above.

MEMBRANE 18.

Jan. 8. Westminster.

Pardon, at the instance of Sanchia, countess of Cornwall, the king's sister, to Stephen son of Baldwin de Smethecot for receiving William de Roggedon, an outlaw, and for the death of the said William who was killed in the house of the said Stephen.

Pardon, at the instance of the prior of Hurle, to John de Aschewell for the death of William de Daleby.

Pardon at the instance of the abbot of Westminster, to William le Megre for the death of Walter de Passeham.

Jan. 8. Westminster

Simple protection, without clause, for five years, for the prior and convent of Plumpton.

Jan. 9. Westminster.

The like for Nicholas son of Martin, staying in Wales by the king's command in the service of Edward the king's son, so long as he be so engaged.

Protection with clause for Master Richard de Montibus, gone by order of the king to the islands of Gereseye and Gerneseye and other the king's islands on the business of the Cross; so long as he be on the king's service there.

Notification to the bishop of Coutances, the abbots, priors and other prelates, knights, bailiffs and others of the said islands that the king is sending to their parts Master Richard de Montibus and Laurence de Gaham, executors of the business of the Cross, for the collection of the tenth granted to the king by the pope and for other business of the Cross for the aid of the Holy Land; and mandate to them to give their counsel and aid to the said masters and their colleagues.

Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Legherton to keep the county of Lincoln, in like manner as Gilbert de Cheyles, sometime sheriff thereof, received it into his keeping.

Jan. 10. Westminster

Grant, for life, to Nicholas de Halou [in the margin: Haldlo] of one of the king's dies in the mint of Canterbury; he rendering at the Exchequer 100s. a year.

Mandate to John de Sumercotes to deliver it to him.

Grant to the said Nicholas of 40 marks a year at the Exchequer, to maintain him on the king's service so long as he be in the office of justice of the king.

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

Confirmation of a grant for life by Thomas, sometime abbot of Evesham, and the convent of that place to Master Simon de Evesham of the manor of Honiburn, except a hamlet commonly called Podeho, and of the church of Honiburne with its appurtenances as well in Podeho as elsewhere.

Jan. 9. Westminster.

Mandate to brother Robert de Mauneby, guardian of the abbey of Evesham, to restore to the said Master Simon the said manor and church, which by reason of the death of the said abbot he took into the king's hands, together with the goods and chattels found therein; and if he have taken anything since the capture, he is to let the said Simon have it back.

Grant to William de Clare of 100 marks a year at the Exchequer until the king provide for him in an equivalent in wards or escheats.

Pardon, at the instance of Edward de Westmonasterio, to Philip le Teler of his outlawry for the death of Nicholas son of Richard.

Jan. 10. Westminster.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of Garsias Martini, knight of the king of Castile, of Nicholas Wacelyn 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.

Grant, at the instance of the said Garsias, to Apparicius de Bures, son of William de Pumpilion, and Matthew his brother of quittance from the king's prise on all their merchandize for four years.

The like, at the instance of the [bishop] elect of Toledo, of John Petri, merchant of Bures, for the like period.

Bond to Guy de Lezignan, the king's brother, in 100l. of the king's gift, to be paid at the Exchequer in the quinzaine of Holy Trinity next.

Appointment of Matthew Bezill to keep the castle of Gloucestre with the custom of the tyne of ale of Gloucester, for five years from Easter, so that out of the profit of the said custom he keep the said castle and render at the Exchequer 10 marks a year.

Jan. 10. Westminster

Licence, for life, for Simon son of Richard to hunt with his own dogs the hare, fox, badger and cat in the forests of Huntingdon and Essex, except in fence month.

Grant, for life, to Master Thomas de Weseham, the king's surgeon, of the bailiwick which Hugh de Loges held in the forest of Kannoke.

Grant, for life, to John de Sancta Maria, king's chaplain, of the wardenship of the Domus Dei of Dunwich, so that he dispose of the goods and revenues thereof to the advantage of the brethren and poor dwelling therein; with mandate to the mayor and good men of Dunwich to be intendant to him.

Mandate to W. bishop of Norwich to admit him.

Pardon, at the instance of Eleanor countess of Leicester and Pembroke, the king's sister, to Alexander son of Giles de Lincolnia, for the death of Peter Neyr of Lincoln.

Grant and indulgence to all persons signed or to be signed with the Cross, whom Master Rostand, executor of the business of the Cross, shall state by his letters to be such, or to be worthy of enjoying the privileges of such, that full justice shall be shown to them by the justices, as well those in eyre as others, in pecuniary cases from fortnight to fortnight where according to law and the custom of the realm it cannot be done more quickly, and in other cases as quickly as law and the custom of the realm permit; and the judgments given shall be demanded for execution with like speed, and all the king's writs touching those things which belong to the king shall be granted to them quit: for one year from the Purification.

This letter was duplicated and one letter was delivered to Master Rostand and the other was delivered into the Wardrobe for safe keeping.

Jan. 10. Westminster.

Pardon, at the instance of John de Derlinton, to John the convert for the death of a boy crucified at Lincoln, when he was a Jew of that city.

Mandate to Peter le Blund, constable of the Tower of London, to deliver him from the Tower.

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

Jan. 12. Westminster.

Whereas the king of Castile to restore peace between the king of the French and the king, by solemn envoys, as one zealous for the honour and utility of both parties is instant for this with both, the king has thought fit to send John Maunsell, provost of Beverley, and Bertram de Cryoyl to the presence of the king of the French, and has empowered them to treat with him touching the premises.

Jan. 16. Merton.

Grant to William Lungespe, the king's kinsman, that when he has made his will the king will ratify it, and his executors shall have free administration of his goods, and that the king will betake himself for any debts which the said William owes to him on the day of his death to his heirs, as the king granted to him by other letters in Gascony.

MEMBRANE 17.

Jan. 20. Windsor.

To the king of France. The king is sending to him Peter de Monteforti to amend and confirm the articles touching breaches of the truce already discussed by Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, and Peter de Sabaudia, on the king's behalf, and the said king's people in his presence.

It is written by the same words to the said king by letters close.

Mandate to the treasurer and chamberlains of the Exchequer, it being considered by judgment of the king's court that Robert de Ferrariis, son and heir of William de Ferrariis, earl of Derby, should quietly have those 100l. yearly from the Exchequer which were given to him in frank marriage with his wife, the king's niece, to cause him to have the same yearly at the same terms at which his father used to receive the 100l.

Jan. 22. Windsor.

Mandate to Ellis de Rabayn, keeper of the castle of Corf, in pursuance of the peace made with the king of Castile that prisoners on both sides should be delivered, to deliver John de Munrevell, Gerald del Mayne, Peter Burler and William Amaneu, who are in prison there, and to send them to Garsias Martini, knight of the said king, by the bearer.

Mandate to all cleric and lay tenants of the treasurership of the church of York, to be intendant to John Maunsell, king's clerk, provost of Beverley, to whom the king has granted the treasurership, being in his hands by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of York.

Mandate to John Clarell, guardian of the said archbishopric, that, as the dean and chapter of York have not yet admitted the said John or his proctor, although bidden by the king to do so, and the said John should shortly go beyond seas on business of the king which cannot be committed to others, and therefore cannot attend personally to this matter, unless the dean and chapter execute the king's mandate within three days he is to do so in the name of the king.

Exemption, for life, of Thomas de Tetteburne 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 of William de Punchardun.

Grant to Peter de Monte Forti of 50l. a year at the Exchequer, until the king provide for him in any equivalent of land; and for this grant the said Peter has released to the king all his right in all the woods which the king holds in the forest of Roteland.

Bond to the prior of Ploys in 9 marks 7s. 8d., to John de Gardino in 55s. 2d., to Adam Vanel in 1 mark, to John de Meynill in 46s., to Wyot de Aminoys in 11s. 6d., to Michael de Plowys in 36s. 9d., to William de Nevill in 41s. 3d., to James de Timberun in 40s., and to Henry de Mota in 57s. 5d. for rounceys lost in the king's service in Gascony, as testified by William de Axem[ue], king's clerk; and promise to pay the same at the Exchequer a month after Michaelmas; on condition that, if it shall appear that the said serjeants have received anything for this account from the wardrobe or elsewhere, it shall be deducted.

Jan. 24. Windsor.

Notification that whereas R. sometime bishop of Lincoln, received 1,000 marks to the use of S. de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, of the money of the Cross and caused letters obligatory to be made thereupon, which lately remained with Master Rostand, papal chaplain, the said Master, having with the king's consent received from the said earl his letters obligatory touching the said 1,000 marks, has restored the said letters of the bishop to the executors of the bishop as paid and quit.

Promise to Peter de Abusun, the king's kinsman, who at the king's instance has yielded the right he had in the church of Neketon, which the king conferred upon Raymund Masson, king's clerk, believing it to be void, that the king will provide for the said Peter in an equivalent benefice.

Jan. 24. Windsor.

Pardon, for a fine of 200 marks which Robert le Vavassur made, to the said Robert, William his son, Alexander de Wandesle, Walter de Ufton, John de Scarlet, Simon le Porter, Henry le Foun, William de Morton, Stephen de Shiple, Robert de Wike, Henry Revel, John Yedrich, and William de Ufton, sometime bailiffs and ministers of the said Robert, of all trespasses in the forests, hays, woods, castles, manors, works and other bailiwicks and wardenships, which he held of the king to the day of the Conversion of St. Paul, 40 Henry III, and release to them of the king's rancour and indignation; on condition that they stand their trial in the king's court, according to law and the custom of the realm, touching trespasses committed against others than the king when the said Robert was sheriff of Nottingham and Derby or other bailiff of the king, if any will proceed against them.

Jan. 25. Windsor.

Bond to Drew de Barentin in 10l. for the sumpter palfreys and harness of two of his nephews, whom the king when he was last in Gascony decorated with the belt of a knight; to be paid at Michaelmas next.

Mandate to sheriffs on this side Trent that, when required by John Wallerand, king's clerk, the escheator, they give their counsel and aid in summoning before him knights, freemen and others to make inquisitions and do other things pertaining to his office.

Protection, with clause, for Drew de Barentin, going beyond seas as the king's envoy, until his return.

The like for the prior of Hurle.

The like for William le Fleming going with the said prior.

Bond to the said Drew in a marriage of 60l. yearly of land to the use of one of his sons or daughters.

Appointment of Robert de Maris to keep the castle of Porcestre for five years from the Purification, rendering 16 marks yearly at the Exchequer, and keeping the said castle and the forest of Porcestre at his own cost; with mandate to the tenants of the constabulary of that castle to be intendant to him.

Mandate to Henry de Farleg, sheriff of Southampton, to deliver the said castle to him.

Promise to Master Raymond the Provost, brother of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, knight of Brigerak, to whom the king was bound in 100l. for damages sustained by him by reason of the war of Gascony, to be paid at London on the quinzaine of Easter, 39 Henry III, and in 20 marks of his yearly fee due at Michaelmas in that year, to pay these sums at the Exchequer of London a month after Michaelmas next, together with 20 marks more which will then be due for his fee, and another 10 marks which the king has given him for his expenses.

Power to John Mansell, provost of Beverley, and Bertram de Crioyl to make, extend and confirm a truce between the king of France and his brothers and their adherents and the king, Edward the king's son, the king's brothers and their adherents, from the feast of St. Rémy, when the truce made between the king of France and the king by Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester and Peter de Sabaudia, for three years more after this date ends; with power to them to swear on the king's soul that he will observe it.

Grant to Adam de Benetley, citizen of London, and Maud his wife, in survivorship, that whenever the city of London is tallaged at 1000 marks they shall not be tallaged at more than 40s. and at the same rate whatever the tallage may be.

Exemption, at the instance of Alesia wife of Edmund de Lacy, of Richard de la Basage 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.

Jan. 28. Wallingford

Appointment of William le Bretun, Nicholas de Romes[eye], Geoffrey de Leuekenor and Simon de Throp as justices in eyre for this turn for pleas of the forest in the counties of Berks, Koteland and Essex.

Mandate to Philip Luvel, the treasurer, during the absence of the prior of Hurle, whom the king is shortly sending as his envoy to Spain, to take care of his priory and maintain its lands and possessions, and protect it according to the tenor of the protection which the king caused to be made to him.

Jan. 28. Oxford.

The prior and convent of the Holy Trinity, and the dean and chapter of St. Patrick's, Dublin, have licence to elect an archbishop by Fulk, canon of the Holy Trinity, and Master John de Bathurgham coming to the king with letters of the said convent and chapter praying for licence to elect.

Exemption, for life, of Geoffrey de Leuekenore 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 16

Jan. 30. Woodstock.

Grant to the king's yeoman William de Renham of the mill of Bradepol without Brideport with the messuages and other appurtenances late of Ralph de Kancia, which are in the king's hands as of his serjeanty, saving the right of anyone; he rendering at the Exchequer half a mark yearly as the said Ralph did, on condition that if anyone claim right therein, full justice be shown to him notwithstanding this grant.

Feb. 5. Woodstock

Licence for life for Ralph de Bakepuz to hunt with his own dogs the hare, the fox, the cat, squirrel and badger through the forest of the county of Somerset.

Appointment during pleasure of brother Robert de Mauneby and James Fres [el] to keep the bishopric of Salisbury, answering at the Exchequer for the issues; with mandate to the tenants to be intendant to them.

Feb. 4. Woodstock

Exemption, for life, at the instance of John, prior of Newburgh, of Thomas de Coleville, 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.

Nothing because J. prior of Newburgh sues.

The like, at the instance of William de Rupella, of David son of Adam from assizes, juries or recognitions.

The foregoing is totally cancelled because it pertained to the Chancellor.

Feb. 5. Woodstock.

Grant to John de Avennis, for his homage and service, of 200l. a year at the Exchequer, in the name of a fee, until the king provide for him in that value or more yearly of land in lands, wards or escheats.

By the counsel of R. earl of Cornwall, the bishop of Hereford, John son of Geoffrey and the prior of Newburgh.

Feb. 6. Woodstock.

Pardon, at the instance of A. king of Scotland, to William Amfridi of his outlawry for the death of Ordwy le Ropere. By J. Maunsel.

Power to Philip Luvel, treasurer, to raise a loan of 1,000 or 800 marks from merchants or others, and to give security (obligare) for the same on the issues of the archbishopric of York, the bishopric of Salisbury and the abbey of Evesham, now void and in the king's hands.

Feb. 7. Woodstock

Simple protection, without clause, for Nicholas Lungespe, to last for such time as he be beyond seas.

Promise to Raymund Masson, king's clerk, brother of Master Rostand, papal sub-deacon and chaplain, who surrendered the church of Neketon, which the king believing to be void had conferred upon Peter de Aubezun, previously rector of the same, that the king will provide for him in 60 marks yearly of rent out of the first ecclesiastical benefices, prebendal or otherwise, falling void; the provision granted to Henry de Wengham, king's clerk, alone excepted.

Power to the bishop of Hereford, as it is fitting that those who attend to the king's affairs should enjoy the king's munificence, to provide for six clerks of Master Rostand, papal sub-dean and chaplain, to be nominated by him, in ecclesiastical benefices belonging to the king's presentation or collation, provided that none exceed the sum of 40 marks.

Feb. 8. Woodstock.

Pardon, at the instance of the king's daughter Margery, queen of Scotland, to Henry de Legherton for the death of Geoffrey del Hille, as it appears by inquisition made by Roger de Luvetot, sheriff of Nottingham and Derby, in the full county of Nottingham, in the presence of the coroners of that county that he killed him in self-defence.

Exemption, for life, of Thomas de Clendone from being put on assizes, juries, inquisitions or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, &c. or other bailiff of the king against his will. At the instance of the queen.

Feb. 9. Woodstock

Writ of aid for Master Thomas de Pyuelesdon, deputed to collect the bequests and obventions, granted to the king in aid of the Holy Land, in the diocese of Norwich.

The like in the diocese of London.

So long as he be attendant on the said business.

Feb. 7. Woodstock.

Licence, for life, for Nicholas de Hastinges to hunt with his own dogs the hare, the fox, the badger and the cat through the king's forests in the county of York.

Feb. 10. Woodstock.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of the king's brother Guy de Lezingnan, of Robert de Grymescote in the county of Northampton from being put on assizes, juries, inquisitions or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator, register, regarder, inquisitor, forester, verderer or other bailiff of the king against his will.

Feb. 10. Woodstock.

Notification, for the tranquillity and utility of the masters and scholars of the university of Oxford as well as of the burgesses and others having houses in that town, that all houses of the said municipality (municipii) inhabited by scholars shall be re-assessed every five years by assessment of clerical and lay persons on both sides, commencing from this date.

By P. bishop of Hereford, Henry de Bathon[ia], Henry de Mara and others of the king's council.

Exemption, for life, of Roger le Peytevin, from being put in assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator or other bailiff of the king against his will.

Grant to A. king of Scotland, that no prejudice shall arise to him or his heirs by reason of the grant to the king by the pope of the twentieth of ecclesiastical benefices of the realm of Scotland, in aid of the Holy Land for three years. [Fœdera.]

Feb. 13. Woodstock.

Mandate to all bailiffs of Ireland not to permit Angus son of Donald or any other malefactors of the realm of Scotland, whose names the king of Scotland will let them know, by letters patent, to be received anywhere in the king's power in Ireland; for seven years. [Fœdera.]

The dean and chapter of Salisbury have licence to elect a bishop; by Master Giles de Brideporth, dean of Wells, Master Ralph de Eboraco and Martin de Litlebyry, canons of Salisbury, coming to the king with letters patent of the chapter.

Feb. 15. Woodstock.

Pardon to the abbot and convent of Westminster of all their debts at the Exchequer, required of them by summons of the Exchequer, whether of prests or of other demands up to the present day. By K.

Mandate to the barons of the Exchequer to acquit them. By K.

Feb. 17. Woodstock.

Whereas the pope has committed to Master Rostand, his sub-dean and chaplain, the execution of the business of the Cross, and appointed him to satisfy divers merchants touching a certain sum of money taken to the king's use for the business of Sicily out of the tenth granted to the king, the king accepts the payment made by R. abbot of Westminster of 1755l. 17s. 8d. to Herminius Herminii and Reyner Barbotti and their fellows, citizens and merchants of Siena, by order of the said Rostand, and other payments made by the abbot by like order. Mandate also to him, if he have any of that money left, to give it to the said Rostand with the rolls and securities (cautionibus), especially as the said Rostand is ready to make him letters patent testifying the receipt thereof. [Fœdera.] By P. bishop of Hereford and Master Rostand.

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

The like, at the instance of Edward the king's son, of Roger son of Stephen de Stoke, with this addition from being made 'sheriff.'

The like, at the instance of John Walerand, of Philip de Cerne.

Whereas the king lately granted to Henry de Mara a fee of 100 marks a year at the Exchequer, while in his service, and when in Gascony gave commandment to the queen and R. earl of Cornwall, guardians of the realm, to assign to the said Henry out of wards falling in land to that yearly value, and, in pursuance of that command they assigned to him the wardship of the manor of Cury Revel with the town of Langport and other appurtenances and the manor of Stoke, late of Sabina de Urtiaco; and whereas the king afterwards, not knowing of the assignment, granted to his firstborn son Edward the wardship of all the lands late of the said Sabina; with the consent of his said son he confirms to the said Henry the said wardship, to hold for his said fee.

Feb. 20. Woodstock.

Mandate to foresters, verderers and other bailiffs and ministers of the forests, and keepers of the king's warrens to permit Robert de Chenney, yeoman of Edward the king's son, to enter the king's forests and warrens with the dogs of the said Edward and to course therein and take the king's deer to blood (adaptandos) the said dogs, as the said Edward has appointed him to do; until Michaelmas next.

Grant to John le Bettre of Fifhyde of the marriage of Juliana late the wife of William Cotele, with all things belonging thereto.

MEMBRANE 15.

Feb. 20. Woodstock.

Mandate to the constable of St. Briavels and the foresters, verderers and other bailiffs and ministers of the forest of Dene to be intendant to Henry de Bathonia and Henry de Mara, whom the king is sending to those parts to attend to the sale of part of the woods there.

Feb. 1. Woodstock.

Grant to Ralph le Vescunte and Philippa his wife of the king's peace, and power to them to claim in the court of the king or others, according to law and the custom of the realm, the lands and tenements late of Bertram Gayclyn, father of the said Philippa, in the realm.

Feb. 20. Woodstock.

Notification to A. the pope, of the appointment of William Bonquer, knight and king's marshal, and Master Peter de Soleriis as the king's proctors in the court of Rome. This letter is duplicated.

Appointment of Master Robert Anketil, king's clerk, with the justiciary of Ireland for the time being, as the king's escheator and guardian of archbishoprics, bishoprics and all cross lands (crocearium) and priories falling void and other escheats belonging to the king in Ireland, reserved to the king in his grant to Edward his son of the land of Ireland.

Grant to the said Robert, escheator in Ireland, that his fee of 40 marks a year which the king granted to him at the exchequer of London and afterwards made payable at the exchequer of Dublin, shall be taken from the issues of the above escheats at the same terms.

Feb. 24. Missenden.

Grant to Ellis de Campis, citizen of Bordeaux, to whom the king is bound in many great debts, of 60 marks in compensation of his losses through not being paid, to be taken at the exchequer of Michaelmas next with all the debts wherein the king is bound to him.

Feb. 25. St. Albans.

Grant to Guy de Lezignan the king's brother, who came lately to England at the king's command, of 100 marks for his expenses to be taken at the exchequer of Midsummer.

Feb. 25. St. Albans.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of Imbert Pugeys, of John le Waleys from being put on assizes, juries, recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator, regarder, agister, forester, verderer or other bailiff of the king against his will.

Mandate to John son of Geoffrey, justiciary of Ireland, or his lieutenant, that, so soon as he has provided for Henry de Wengham, king's clerk, dean of St. Martins le Grand, London, in 300 marks yearly of rent in Ireland, in dignities, prebends or other ecclesiastical benefices, in the king's gift by reason of voidance of archbishoprics, bishoprics, abbeys and priories of Ireland, reserved by the king in his late grant of Ireland to his son Edward, he shall provide for Master Robert Anketyl, king's clerk, in 100l. yearly of rent in one or more like ecclesiastical benefices or others in the said land, so that the provision of no other except the said Henry shall stand in the way of the provision of the said master.

Feb. 26. St. Albans.

Whereas the king gave to the prior and canons of Chettewode a carucate of land in the manor of Brehull to find a chaplain of their order to serve in the chapel of St. Werburg at the hermitage (heremitorium) of Brehull, and 50s. yearly to find another chaplain of the same order to serve in the chapel of the king's court of Brehull; and whereas the prior and canons cannot have full advantage of this land because of the king's fair, by the entrance whereof into the said land they are aggrieved and damaged so that they cannot advantageously support the charge of the said service; the king grants that they may enclose the whole of the arable land of the said carucate, so that the king's fair cannot enter therein, and they may keep it enclosed for ever. He grants to them also yearly in the forest of Brehull by view of the foresters thereof, in the place most convenient for them, of five cartloads of palings (clausture) for the maintenance of the said enclosure, and of one old oak (robur) for their hearth.

Mandate to John son of Nigel, keeper of the said forest, to permit this.

March 1. Ditton.

Extension to the bailiffs and good men of Shrewsbury of the murage, granted to them for three years, for another three years from the first Sunday in Lent, 40 Henry III.

Notification to Philip Luvel, the treasurer, the justices appointed to the keeping of the Jews, the chirographers of the Jews' chests of London, both Christian and Jews, and others, that, whereas the king has pledged to R. earl of Cornwall, his brother, his Jewry for the levying thereon of certain debts wherein the king is bound to him, which the earl cannot levy without some certainty be had of the state of the Jews and their debts. The king has granted to the earl power to search the chests of the chirographers of London in the presence of the chirographers, when he thinks fit, to cause the debts owing to them to be enrolled, and to do other things which may seem expedient for the levying of the said debt of the king, so that the payment may be more speedily effected and the Jewry restored to the king.

The same is commanded to the chirographers of the chests of Jews of London by writ close. [Fœdera.]

March 1. Ditton.

Licence, after inquisition ad quod damnum made by William le Bretun and his fellows, justices in eyre for pleas of the forest in the county of Oxford, for William Belet to assart and bring into cultivation a place of 4 acres in the forest of Bernewode, co. Buckingham, which is of his fee.

Notification that, whereas the king has released to the men of the commune of Bordeaux all exaction and prise of tuns of wine which they bring to England, Ireland, Wales and other the king's land, except the ancient prise of two tuns of wine from every ship, and the customs of pence upon every tun imposed in the divers ports, as is contained in their letters patent; the king has granted to them that, whoever shall bring letters patent sealed with the seal of the commune of Bordeaux, shall be believed without further proof that such wines are those of a man of the said commune, as the king granted to them before by letters patent, when in Gascony, under the seal which he used there.

Simple protection, without clause, until a year after Michaelmas, for the prior of Lewes, gone beyond seas, on the affairs of his house.

The like, without term, at the instance of Ebulo de Montibus, for Henry le Pestur of Cauntebrig.

March 6. St. Edmunds.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of Ebulo de Montibus, of Benedict de Blakenham 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.

March 6. St. Edmunds.

Protection with clause rogamus, for three years, for Richard the chaplain, warden of the hospital of St. Cross, Steresbrugg, and his messengers, seeking alms.

Simple protection, without clause, for one year, for Stephen son of Thomas de Stebbenhe, and Christiana, Juliana and Katharine his sisters.

March 9. St. Edmunds.

Grant to the abbot and convent of St. Edmunds, which is in debt through pleas and other burdens (fatigationes), that to discharge their said debt they may tallage for this time their burgesses and other free tenants in that town, on condition that they do so reasonably according to the custom of the realm as other citizens and burgesses are accustomed to be tallaged. By K.

Request to all knights, free men and other tenants of the said abbey, to make such aid for the discharge as to merit the favour of the king and the abbot and convent hereafter.

Exemption of Henry de Shelton from being put on assizes, juries, inquisitions or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, inquisitor, forester, verderer, agister, regarder or other bailiff of the king against his will.

March 8. St. Edmunds.

The like of Robert de Ho, without 'inquisitor.'

March 9. St. Edmunds.

The like of Robert de Bosco, without 'inquisitor,' 'regarder.'

March 11. Dereham.

The like of William de Weston, without 'inquisitor.'

Grant, at the instance of Roger de Bigod, earl of Norfolk and marshal of England, to Robert de Bosco, who is impleaded touching the whole tenement that he holds by William de Bovill and Joan, his wife, that, so long as the said plea lasts, he shall not be compelled to take the arms of a knight.

March 12. Gaywood.

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

Respite, for a fine, to Ralph de Littelbiry from making himself a knight for three years from Easter next.

And be it known that it was testified before the king that his land is not worth as yet 40s. a year.

Simple protection, until Midsummer, for Peter de Malo Lacu, gone by licence of the king to Pontigny.

Respite to Adam son of Adam de Hagebech from making himself a knight for three years from Easter next.

Mandate to the sheriff of Lincoln to permit him to have this.

March 15. Castleacre.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Alan de Guldeford, king's serjeant, to keep the king's houses and park of Guildford, answering at the Exchequer as Philip Luvel and Henry de Bathonia shall provide.

Mandate to Ellis Maunsell to deliver them to him.

March 16. Walsingham.

Grant to Guy de Lezignan of the first wardship of the value of 30l. a year which shall fall to the king, with the marriage of the heir of such wardship, in lieu of the wardship of the land and heir of Hervey de Boxtede, which John son of Geoffrey deraigned against him by judgment of the king's court as belonging to the wardship of the land and heir of Theobald le Botyler, which the said John holds of the king's grant.

Grant, at the instance of the said Guy, that the king will provide for John son of Denis, coffrer of Paris, in an ecclesiastical benefice of the value of 30 marks a year, as soon as opportunity offers.

March 20. Bromholme.

Presentation of James de Aqua Blanca to the church of Geytenton, void by the death of Guy de Palude, sometime rector; directed to the bishop of Lincoln.

March 21. St. Benet, Holme.

Collation to Raymond Massun, brother of Master Rostand, papal subdeacon and chaplain, of a prebend late of Guy de Palude, deceased, in the church of Bruges.

Mandate to the constable of Bruges to let him have possession thereof.

March 22. Norwich.

Protection with clause for John de Somerkotes gone beyond seas, for such time as he be there on the king's service.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of William Belet, king's yeoman, of Walter son of Gilbert de Thorp from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator, forester, verderer or other bailiff of the king, against his will.

MEMBRANE 14.

March 23. Norwich.

Respite, for a fine, of Richard Curlu from making himself a knight, for three years from Easter.

The like of William son of William de Bekeswell.

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

The like of the following:—

March 25. Norwich.

Thomas Rocelyn, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator or bailiff.

Richard de Harlawe, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator, forester, verderer or regarder.

William de Bukeham, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator or other bailiff; at the instance of Guy de Lezignan.

March 25. Norwich.

Respite, for a fine, to James son of Robert from making himself a knight for three years from Michaelmas.

Mandate to the sheriff of Norfolk not to distrain him to take the arms of a knight.

March 24. Norwich.

Exemption, for life, of the said James, from assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator or other bailiff.

March 26. Norwich.

Respite, for a fine, to Edmund de Soterle from making himself a knight for three years from Michaelmas.

The like to Simon de Flegg.

March 26. Norwich.

Notification to the barons and bailiffs of the Cinque Ports that the king, by charter, has granted to the burgesses of Gernemuth that neither they nor their goods throughout the king's power shall be arrested for any debt whereof they are not sureties or principal debtors, except in the case of debtors being of their commune and power and the burgesses having wherewith to pay the whole or part of their debt, make default in justice; and mandate to them not to molest them contrary to this liberty.

Vacated. Because they had it not.

March 27. Norwich.

Exemption, for life, of Gilbert son of Thomas 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.

March 12. Gaywood.

The like of John de Catteston, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator or other bailiff.

Respite, for a fine, to Roger de Walsham from making himself a knight for three years from Tuesday after the Sunday when Letare Jerusalem is sung.

Exemption, for life, of Reyner son of Ralph the Clerk of Stanighale [in the margin Reyner de Stanygale] from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

March 28. Norwich.

Prohibition to merchants and others from lending anything to the bishop of Bath and Wells or to brother Robert the Monk of Glastonbury who falsely bear themselves as abbot of Glastonbury or to any their proctors, monks or others, by the common seal of the church of Glastonbury which the said Robert and the monks fraudulently detain from Roger, the true abbot of Glastonbury; as the king will in nowise endure that any payment be made by the said Roger, the abbot, or his successors out of the goods of the abbey for such loan, but the seal shall be without force from the morrow of St. Juliana the Virgin, 40 Henry III.

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

March 29. Blythburgh.

Simple protection, without term, for the prior and convent of Bliburg.

April 2. Framlingham.

Grant, at the instance of Philip de Eya, to Philip le Taylur of London that he may have 200 tuns of wine, which he is bringing from Gascony to England, quit of any prise except the king's due and ancient prise; with mandate in pursuance to the chamberlain of London.

Respite, for a fine, to Robert de Reveningham from making himself a knight for three years from Michaelmas.

The like to the following:—

Warin de Barsham.

And he has letters patent in the form aforesaid.

April 4. St. Osyths.

William de Brom.

And he has letters patent in the form aforesaid.

Simple protection, for five years from Easter, 40 Henry III, for Wimer de Cattiwade, warden of the bridges of Cattiwade.

April 5. Colchester.

Respite, for a fine, to John de Moryeus from making himself a knight, for three years from Easter.

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

April 9. Westminster.

Respite, for a fine, to Henry de Cremmerevyl from making himself a knight, for two years from Easter.

The like to William de Lamburn, for six years from Easter, because he is sick.

April 10. Westminster.

Although the abbot of Flexelegh on the appointment of Henry de Bathonia and Henry de Mara, whom the king sent to those parts to provide for the sale of part of his woods in the forest of Dene, gave counsel by his monks and lay-brothers to the sellers of the same woods, whom his said lieges had deputed to make the sale ; it is not the king's will that he and his monks or lay-brothers be held to render any account or reckoning to the king by reason of the counsel which they gave at the sale.

April 12. Westminster.

Power to Henry de Bathonia and Philip Luvel to let to farm the king's dies of the mint of London, and to take gold for a fine for having the entry (pro fine de ingressu) of the said dies.

April 12. Westminster.

Grant, for life, to John Terri of one of the dies in the mint of Canterbury, with all issues and commodities pertaining to such die, he rendering at the Exchequer 100s. a year.

Like letters for William Cokyn of one die.

April 12. Westminster.

Pardon, to Giles de Paumes for the death of Henry Thoth, as it appears by inquisition made by the king's chaplain John, prior of Newburgh, that he killed him by misadventure. By K.

April 15. Westminster.

Protection, with clause rogamus, for the master and brethren of the hospital of St. Leonard, Seford.

April 15. Westminster.

Signification to B. archbishop of Canterbury, of the royal assent to the election of Master Giles de Brideport, dean of Wells, to be bishop of Salisbury.

April 17. Westminster.

Grant to the king's sister Isabel lady of Croun, in aid of her marriage with the duke of Burgundy, of 1000 marks; with promise to pay 500 marks at the Exchequer of Michaelmas and 500 at the Exchequer of the Easter following. [Fœdera.]

Grant to Baldwin de Avennes, for his homage and service, of 100 marks a year at the Exchequer until the king provide for him in an equivalent in lands, wards or escheats.

April 17. Westminster.

Simple protection, for fifteen years, for William de Ireby.

April 21. Westminster.

Mandate to Ellis de Rabbayne, keeper of the castle of Corfe, to deliver from the king's prison of that castle Vivian de Egremund, who has satisfied the king for his trespasses.

Appointment of William de Haselbech and Richard le Rus as wardens of the instant fair of St. Ives, so that they answer at the Exchequer for the issues; with mandate to all merchants and others to be intendant to them.

Whereas Richard, earl of Cornwall, has lent to Peter de Sabaudia 1000l., the king grants that if Peter die before the money is repaid he will not betake himself to the lands or chattels of Peter until the earl have levied what remains due to him of the said debt.

Simple protection for Magnus, king of Man, whom the king last Easter decorated with the belt of a knight, so long as he be faithful to the king: and mandate to all bailiffs and others not to permit Harold son of Gothred and Ivar and their accomplices, who lately killed Reynold, sometime king of Man, brother of the present king, to be received by any persons in their parts. [Fœdera.]

The like is commanded to all bailiffs and others of West Wales, South Wales and North Wales.

The like is requested of A. king of Scotland, and all nobles, magnates and others of that realm.

Simple protection until Michaelmas for Peter de Mauule.

April 24. Merton.

Safe-conduct, for three years from Whitsunday, for Master William de Rupella, clerk of A. [bishop] elect of Winchester, gone beyond seas.

Protection with clause for Payn de la Mare gone to the island of Geresye in the service of Edward the king's son, so long as he be so engaged.

MEMBRANE 13.

Exemption, for life, of William de Callethorp 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 Hugh de Cayly.

April 21. Westminster.

It appears by inquisition made by Ralph de Ardern, sheriff of Essex and Hertford, that John de Sancto Claro, deceased, did not hold in chief any land except of the honour of Boulogne and of that honour held 80 acres and a messuage by the service of a third part of one knight's fee and 2s. a year, and that his ancestors were enfeoffed as well of the lands which he held of the abbot of St. Edmunds as of the lands which he held of the said honour; and although, after the death of the said John, leaving an heir under age of the land which he held of the said honour, the king conferred upon his sister Alice, sometime countess of Warenne, the wardship of two knights' fees in Bradefeld and Watlesfeld which the said John held of the said abbot, with all other lands late of the said John of whomsoever held, with the marriage of the heir; the king wills nevertheless that no prejudice shall arise by reason hereof to the said abbot or his church, when the said wardship fall in again, and that he and his successors shall have, without impediment, the wardship of the said fees and all other lands which the heirs of the said John hold of them, and of which the wardship belongs to them, with the marriage of the heirs, as often as the wardship falls in.

April 24. Merton.

Grant to John de Durnay of 50 marks a year at the Exchequer, by the name of a fee, until the king provide for him in wards or escheats to that value.

Appointment, during pleasure, of John de Swineford, king's clerk, and William de Swineford, sheriff of Norfolk, to keep the abbey of St Benet, Hulme, now void, answering for the issues at the Exchequer, with mandate to the tenants to be intendant to him.

Simple protection, until his return from Ireland, for John de Muscegros, whom the queen is sending there as her envoy.

Safe-conduct until Midsummer, for Griffith son of Odo, Nevet Kenewrek his brother, David son of Einon, Jorworth son of Gurgen[ou] [and David son of William—cancelled] with their household which they are bringing with them in coming to the king to treat touching the affairs of Llewelin their lord.

This letter was afterwards renewed under date of 18 May, and the former letter was cancelled.

Afterwards they had another letter under the same form, until St. Peter's Chains.

April 25. Merton

Mandate to Master Rostand, papal subdeacon and chaplain, and John de Kancia, of the order of Friars Minors, executors of the business of the Cross deputed by the pope, as the king is not yet certified of the intention and will of the pope touching the money of the Cross, and he believes that he will shortly be certified by the envoys whom he has sent to Rome, not to deliver to any merchants any of the money of the Cross or even of the tenth of ecclesiastical benefices, but to lay it up in some safe place by view of Philip Luvel the treasurer and Edward de Westmonasterio, until the pope notifies his intention more fully.

By John prior of Newburgh.

Writ of aid for Master Robert de Totton, deputed by the said Master Rostand to collect legacies and obventions granted to the king in aid of the Holy Land in the dioceses of Salisbury, Bath and Wells, and Exeter.

Respite, at the instance of John Maunsel, to John de Hodebovilla from making himself a knight, for three years from Easter.

April 29. Windsor.

Roger de Burgo and Thomas de Bueton, monks of St. Benet's Hulme, coming to the king with letters patent of the prior and convent, have licence to elect an abbot.

Grant, for life, to William de Whethamstede, king's clerk, who has served the king long and has obtained a modest sustenance in that service, desires to be promoted with the king's licence to the rank of the priesthood and to return to his own parts, the king, compassionating his desire, has granted him two robes yearly at the wardrobe such as he used to receive.

Grant to J. prior of Newburgh of the wardship of the lands and heirs of Ralph de Bethum, tenant in chief, with the marriages of the heirs.

Mandate to the escheator in the county of Lancaster to give him seisin hereof.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of P. de Sabaudia, of Brian de Ryngesal from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, or from being compelled to make himself a knight against his will.

May 1. Windsor.

Signification to the pope of the royal assent to the election of Ralph de Norwico, chancellor of Ireland, to be archbishop of Dublin.

Pardon at the instance of John de Dyva, the pope's penitentiary, to Simon Potin, burgess of Rochester, for the evasion of William de Wilminton from Rochester prison where he was confined for a larceny committed at the exchequer of Lund[on] in the thirty-fifth year; which evasion has been laid to the charge of the said Simon.

March 27. Norwich.

Respite, for a fine, for three years from Monday after the Sunday when Letare Jerusalem is sung, of John de Uvedale from making himself a knight.

May 1. Windsor.

Pardon to Peter Perechard of the Holy Trinity, in the isle of Gereseye, of a larceny for which he was put in prison in the castle of Gurry, and of his abjuration of that island according to the custom of that island for his evasion from the said prison.

['as above.'] Norwich.

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

May 2. Windsor.

Presentation of Martin de Sancta Cruce to a prebend in the church of St. Peter, York, void by the death of the archdeacon of Thouars (Thoarcen') and in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of York, with mandate in pursuance to the dean and chapter.

Afterwards he had letters patent thereof directed to the chapter of the church only, because the deanery is void.

Protection with clause for Robert de Tuenge, Gilbert Darel, Walter Darel and Marmaduke de Elvredeby who are going beyond seas with the said Robert in the service of the king of Scotland, so long as they be there in the said service.

Presentation of Henry de Wengham, dean of St. Martins, London, to the church of Preston in Aumodernesse, void by the death of Arnulf, archdeacon of Tours (Turon'); directed to the archdeacon of Richmond.

May 4. Windsor.

Mandate to Master John Clarel and Adam de Hilton, guardians of the archbishopric of York, to restore the temporalities thereof to Master Sewal, archdeacon of York, whose postulation as archbishop has been confirmed by the pope.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants.

Pardon to Drew de Henle for the death of two boys, as it appears by inquisition made by Alvred de Don', Richard de Rokesle, John de Esling' and Fulk Payforer, justices appointed to deliver the gaol of Rochester, that he killed them through madness (furiam) and not through felony; on condition that he will stand his trial if any will proceed against him.

Mandate to the sheriff of Kent to cause him to be delivered out of prison, taking from him security that he will do no such damage any more.

May 5. Windsor.

Notification that if Ralph de Norwico, archbishop elect of Dublin, be confirmed, the king will present his kinsman Arnald de Bovis Villa to the church of Brehull, which the said Ralph holds of the king's gift.

Exemption, for life, of Hugh de Boelis 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.

May 6. Windsor.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Richard Pikard, citizen of London, to make prises of wine for the king's use and to do all other things pertaining to the office of the chamberlain in the city of London and in Sandwich.

Mandate to him to attend to the office henceforward.

Commencement of letters to the chapter of St. Peter's, York.

Respite, for a fine, for three years from Whitsunday of Geoffrey de Tyllol from making himself a knight.

Exemption, for life, of Halnath de Halnatheby 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.

Respite to him from knighthood for seven years from Whitsuntide.

May 8. Windsor.

Appointment, during pleasure, of James le Sauvage to keep the county of Southampton, with the castle of Winchester; rendering yearly at the Exchequer as much as Henry de Farlegh used to render while he had the keeping of the county and castle.

Mandate to the said Henry to deliver the same to him.

Membrane 13 (Schedule).

May 14. Reading.

Commission of oyer and terminer to the abbot of Persore, and John le Breton, sheriff of Hereford, touching a complaint by Fulk son of Warin against John son of Alan of his parks broken and destroyed, his lands plundered and burned and his men taken, wounded and imprisoned. If they cannot determine the contentions between the parties, they are to send their inquisition to the king at once that he may apply a just remedy. The king commands the said John son of Alan, John de Grey, John and the men of Ellesmere and has enjoined on the said Fulk to likewise be before them when summoned, and has commanded John son of Alan to deliver the men of Fulk whom he detains in prison without delay, and forbids him, upon all his lands which he holds of the king in Wales or England, to enter the lands of Fulk to do evil.

MEMBRANE 12.

May 8. Windsor.

Royal assent to the election of Adam de Neteshurde, monk of St. Benet's Hulme, to be abbot thereof; with mandate to W. bishop of Norwich, to do his part herein.

Grant to R. earl of Cornwall, that he shall receive without delay out of the issues of the king's change 750 marks wherein the king is bound to him for Easter and Michaelmas terms, 39 Henry III and Easter term, 40 Henry III, for arrears of his yearly fee of 500 marks.

May 10. Windsor.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants of the abbey of St. Benet's Hulme in favour of Adam de Neteshyrd, to whose election as abbot the king has given his assent, and to whom the king has restored the temporalities.

Appointment of Patrick de Ulesby to keep the honour of Lancaster as freely as other bailiffs have held it, for five years from Michaelmas, 39 Henry III, with mandate to the sheriffs of Nottingham, Stafford, York, Lincoln, Rutland, Leicester, Norfolk and Suffolk, and the stewards in whose bailiwicks the said honour is situated, not to intermeddle therein, and if they have taken anything pertaining to the said Patrick's bailiwick they are to restore it; and they are to distrain the tenants so often as required by the said Patrick. By H. de Bathonia.

May 10. Windsor.

Simple protection, for three years, for Bartholomew, clerk and proctor of Master Jordan, papal notary, staying in England, with the men, lands, rents and possessions of the said Jordan.

The like for Laurence, bishop of Rochester, going beyond seas on the affairs of his church, until his return.

Respite, for a fine, for three years from Whitsunday, to Simon de Forneans from making himself a knight.

The like to Thomas de Wauton.

May 11. Windsor.

Appointment, during pleasure, of William de Stowe to keep the counties of Cambridge and Huntingdon, with the castle of Cambridge; answering at the Exchequer 10 marks of increment for the said counties beyond what John de Marines, the last sheriff, answered.

Licence for Richard de Boxe to enclose and build upon an area lying between two highways at the cross of Hodesdon, containing one rood of land; as it appears by inquisition made by Ralph de Arderne, sheriff of Hertford, in his full county before the coroners, that it will not be to the damage of the king except of 6d. a year, nor of the parts adjacent except of 2s. a year, saving to the king the said 6d. a year, which Richard used to pay, and provided that he make satisfaction to the other persons damaged.

May 12. Windsor.

Power to P. bishop of Hereford, and Henry de Wengham, king's clerk, to provide for Master Rostand, papal subdeacon and chaplain, in the first ecclesiastical benefices, dignities or prebends in the king's collation that fall in to the amount of 300 marks a year ; and this provision is to take precedence of all other provisions except that for the said Henry in the church of Salisbury or elsewhere.

Grant, with the assent of Edward, the king's firstborn son, for whom the king promised to provide in wards and escheats to a certain sum, to Henry de Wengham, king's clerk, of the wardship of the lands late of Baldwin de Ripariis, with the marriage of the heirs. Grant to him also of the marriage of the relict of the said Baldwin or the forfeiture due to the king if she marry without the will of the king or of the said Henry.

Simple protection of John Giffard, going to Ireland with John de Muscegros as messenger from the king, until his return.

Restitution, at the instance of Robert de Ros, the elder, to the said Robert of the castle of Werk, which he lent to the king on his journey to Scotland, saving the action which the king has in his court against him touching the said castle and the manor of Werk ; with mandate to William Herun, sheriff of Northumberland, to deliver it to him.

May 11. Windsor.

Grant to Guy de Lezignan of the wardship of the lands and heir of Henry le Chamberleng with the marriage of the heir, saving to Lucy late the wife of the said Henry reasonable dower.

Mandate to the sheriff and escheators of Lincoln to give him seisin thereof.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of P. bishop of Hereford, of Richard de la Merk from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

Promise to Master Albert, the chancellor of Milan, papal chaplain, whom the king has taken to be his clerk and member of household, that the king will provide for him in an ecclesiastical benefice when opportunity occur.

May 14. Reading.

Respite, for a fine, for three years from Whitsunday to James de Crek from making himself a knight.

May 14. Reading.

The like to German Hay.

Simple protection, without term, for Constance de Haseloure.

May 15. Reading.

Charter, granting to Gwillelma Majorissa de Attlanc', of the queen's chamber, and her heirs and assigns, the land of Blanche Roinge, sometime of William son of Humphrey, with all liberties and free customs pertaining thereto. Witnesses :—William de Valencia, the king's brother, John prior of Newburgh, John son of Geoffrey, Robert Walerand, Henry de la Mare, William de Grey, William de Sancto Ermino, Bartholomew Bygod and many others.

Grant to her that after her death her executors shall receive the issues of the said land for five years, for the discharge of her debts.

May 15. Reading.

Promise to Henry de Mara, for his services on this side and beyond seas, to provide for him in 60l. yearly of land out of the first wards that fall in, with the marriages of heirs of the same, provided that he obtain the assent of Edward, the king's son, for whom the king has promised to provide before others in wards and escheats up to a certain sum.

Notification that the king has received Master Peter de Ranconio, canon of Limoges, as his clerk and member of his household ; and promise to provide for him in a competent ecclesiastical benefice when opportunity occur.

Protection, with clause rogamus, without term, for the brethren of the hospital of St. John the Baptist, Shrewsbury.

May 16. Reading.

The like for the master and brethren of the lepers' hospital of St. Laurence, Warwick.

Respite, for one year, from Whitsunday, at the instance of E. [bishop] elect of Salisbury, to Miles Basset from making himself a knight.

May 16. Reading.

Licence for Henry de Mara for good service as above, out of his demesne lands of his manor of Heynton within the forest of Windlesore to assart and bring into cultivation 240 acres of land by the perch of 16½ feet, and to approve and enclose them with a dyke and hedge according to the assize of the forest, so that the deer have free ingress and egress and that he and his heirs shall hold the said land so enclosed for ever without the regard and quit of corn tax (inbladatura) and everything pertaining to the forest. By K. and the queen because the said Henry went to Rome for the affairs of the king.

May 16. Reading.

Mandate to the justices next in eyre for pleas of the forest in the county of Berks, to Reynold le Forester of the forest of Windesor, and to Godfrey de Liston to cause this letter to be observed.

May 16. Reading.

The king wills that the seal of his first born son Edward (to whom the king has given the land of Ireland to hold to him and the heirs of his body saving to the king his fealty and the advowsons of archbishoprics, bishoprics and abbeys, and the wardship of them when they fall void) shall run in Ireland, and that by that seal justice be administered as used to be done by the king's seal. [Fœdera.]

Mandate to Ralph de Norwico, chancellor of Ireland, to enclose the king's seal, which the king committed to him to bear in Ireland, and send it to the king in England, under the seals of H. bishop of Ossory, treasurer of Ireland, and the barons of the Exchequer of Dublin, and his own seal.

May 16. Reading.

The like to the said treasurer of Ireland and barons of the Exchequer of Dublin to enclose the seal of the Exchequer of Dublin which resides in their keeping, and send it to the king in England with the greater seal which the king committed to Ralph de Norwico, chancellor of Ireland, to bear in Ireland, under their seals and the seal of the said chancellor.

May 16. Reading.

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

May 18. Windsor.

Grant, for life, to Master Alexander the carpenter, for his past services, of two robes yearly at the Wardrobe, such as he used to receive.

Mandate to William de Axemue and Geoffrey de North', guardians of the bishopric of St. Davids, to deliver the temporalities thereof to Master Richard de Karrewa, sometime canon of that church, whose postulation as bishop the pope has confirmed, as he has signified by letter to the king, and the king has accepted the same.

May 18. Windsor.

Writ de intendendo directed to the tenants.

Respite, for a fine, for three years from Whitsunday, to Adam de Punteyse from making himself a knight.

MEMBRANE 11.

May 19. Windsor.

Respite, for a like period, at the instance of the king's marshal, Walkelin de Arderne, to Eustace de Arderne from making himself a knight.

May 20. Windsor.

Royal assent to the election of Master Miles de Dunstaple as bishop of Ardagh (Ardecadensis), and mandate to the justiciary of Ireland, after receiving security from him to come to the king in England by Michaelmas to do his fealty, as the custom is, and after confirmation of his election to give him seisin of the bishopric and its possessions.

Simple protection, for one year from Michaelmas, for the said [bishop] elect.

May 21. Windsor.

Pardon, at the instance of Master Rostand, papal subdeacon and chaplain, to Gervase de London, clerk, for the death of the prior of Camp', with which he is charged, and of his consequent outlawry.

Mandate to the sheriff of Oxford not to molest Thomas de Gersindon and Gunter de Winteneye for having received him.

May 21. Windsor.

Grant to John de London, clerk of Edward the king's son, for his services to the king and his children, that his messuage in the town of Windesore and his houses there, built or to be built, shall be quit of all livery of marshals.

May 24. Westminster.

Protection with clause, until Easter, for the prior of Lewes, gone beyond seas on the affairs of his house. By K.

Pardon to Ralph Ruting' of Wurthestede for the death of Peter de Richemund, as it appears by inquisition made by Laurence del Brok that he killed him in self-defence.

May 25. Westminster.

Grant to the convent and prior of Abendon, for a fine, that, when their abbey fall void by the cession or death of John de Blomesvyle, they shall have for this time the keeping of the abbey during the whole time of the voidance and receive all the issues thereof as well in tallages of their men as in lands and other things.

Exemption, for life, of Geoffrey de Burdeleys 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.

May 25. Westminster.

The like of Bartholomew Baynard.

Grant to Bertram de Palicio, merchant of Toulouse, for a fine, that for five years from Whitsunday he may bring into England 300 tuns of wine yearly quit of prise except the king's right prise.

The like, for three years from Whitsunday, to Forto Muliner, merchant of Toulouse, for 300 tuns yearly.

Simple protection, for five years from Whitsunday, for the said Bertram.

May 27. Westminster.

The like, for three years from Whitsunday, for the said Forto.

Protection, without term, for brother Jordan de Eston, hermit, in the western corner within the walls of the city of London.

Extension for another five years to the bailiffs and burgesses and other good men of Scardeburg of the quayage granted to them for five years from the Assumption, 35 Henry III.

Confirmation of a lease for six years by the king's clerk Master Nicholas de Plumton to Henry de Cramarvill of his whole land in Gravehend, held in chief.

Exemption, for life, of Henry de Farle 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, and licence for him to hunt the hare, the fox, the badger and the cat in the forests of the county of Southampton.

May 29. Westminster.

Respite, for three years, from Whitsunday to George de Birlingham, for a fine of half a mark of gold, from making himself a knight.

Grant, for life, to brother Jordan de Eston, of the hermitage in the western corner near Cripelgate within the walls of the city of London, with the building and other appurtenances, which King Richard, the king's uncle, granted to Warin his chaplain.

Jan. 20. Westminster.

Commission, for six years from Easter, 40 Henry III, to Walter de Winchelse, clerk, of the towns of Winchelese and Rye, with the mills and other appurtenances, at farm, rendering 220 marks a year and maintaining the mills at his own cost except for this, that he shall not be answerable for any misadventure to the mills.

Attested by Philip Luvel and H. de Bathonia. Because this letter was first sealed with the seal of the Exchequer.

May 29. Westminster.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of Henry de Wengham, king's clerk, of Alan de la Dan from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions.

The like, at the instance of William de Whethamsted, king's clerk, of John de Whethamstede, his brother,and also from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator, inquisitor, forester, verderer, agister, regarder or other bailiff of the king against his will.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Peter de Gisorciis to make the prises of the king's wines throughout England and to stock and discharge the king's cellars for the king's profit, and to do what else pertains to the office of the taker of the king's wines.

May 29. Westminster.

Grant to the burgesses of Escardeburg, upon information that the markets of Fivele, Shireburn and Brumpton, co. York, as to the nuisance of their borough and market, that they may plead in the king's name in his court for the abolition of these markets: and promise, if they obtain a verdict, that the king will remove them and not allow them to be re-erected without their assent.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of Master Rostand, papal chaplain, of Roger de Pyueleden from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made coroner, escheator, sheriff, verderer, forester or other bailiff of the king against his will.

Confirmation of a lease for thirty years from St. Andrew the Apostle, 1255, made by Alan Buscel of Horton to Roger Huttredi, burgess of Escardeberg, of his whole land in the town and territory of Edbreston of the king's socage, as well in demesnes as in services of free tenants and his other men, and with all escheats that fall in during the term.

June 1. Westminster.

Grant to Master John de Gloucestre, king's mason, that all the corn and goods of him and his men which they can vouch for to be theirs shall be quit of all prise throughout the king's power, for five years from Whitsunday, 40 Henry III.

June 5. Westminster.

Pardon, at the instance of Master Rostand, papal subdeacon and chaplain, and of Master Alexander the Florentine, to Sewal son of William Payn of Leyre for the death of Richard Overnon, whom he killed in selfdefence, as is said.

Respite from knighthood to the following :—

William de Somerkotes of the county of Lincoln, for three years from Whitsunday, for a fine of ½ mark of gold.

William de Calethorp, for three years from Trinity, at the instance of W. bishop of Norwich.

June 7. Westminster.

Hugh de Cayly, at the like instance.

Robert son of Nigel of the county of Buckingham, for three years from Whitsunday, for a fine of 20s. of gold.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of Richard, canon of Newburgh, king's chaplain, of Robert de Coyners from being put on assizes, juries and recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator, verderer, forester, agister, regarder or other bailiff of the king against his will.

The like of the following:—

June 7. Westminster.

Roger de Ingoldesby, at the instance of Henry de Mara.

William de Herthangre, at the instance of brother Robert de Mauneby.

June 11. Westminster.

Henry de la Val, by fine which he made to the king.

MEMBRANE 10.

Protection, with the same until Christmas, for Laurence, bishop of Rochester, going beyond seas on the affairs of his church.

Simple protection, for three years from Whitsunday, for Gacellinus Galardi, clerk, proctor of Master Rostand.

June 7. Westminster.

The like for Robert de Brandeby, going beyond seas with the said Rostand for such time as he be in the service of Rostand in those parts.

The like, for three years from Whitsunday, for Thomas Dru, proctor of the said Rostand.

Grant to Peter de Gisorciis, taker of the king's prises of wine throughout England, of 40 marks a year at the Exchequer to maintain him in that office.

Appointment, during pleasure, of the said Peter to take the king's right prise of wines, to wit, from every ship one tun before the mast and one tun abaft for 40s. with mandate to all sheriffs and bailiffs to be intendant to him.

Grant to Henry de Mara, whom the king is about to send on a message to the court of Rome, and to whom the king granted the wardship of the manor of Cury with the town of Langport and the manor of Stoke, late of Sabina de Urtiaco, that he may make his will of the said wardship, so that if he die his executors shall have free administration thereof.

Afterwards the said Henry died on this journey and it was commanded to the escheator in the county of Somerset to permit his executors to have free administration of this wardship with everything received therefrom.

June 8. Westminster.

Protection with clause for the said Henry until his return.

The like for Richard de Weston, one of his household, who is going with him.

The like for Henry son of Martin, another of his household, also going.

Appointment of Hugh de Lesseburn, serjeant of Reynold de Cobham, constable of Dover, to make distraints on those from whom castle-guard rents for the castle of Dover are due to the king, and to distrain for arrears of the said rents; with mandate to sheriffs and others in whose bailiwicks such rents are to be aiding.

Mandate to the said sheriffs and bailiffs to distrain, when required by the said Hugh, those who ought to build or repair houses in the said castle, to do so.

June 8. Westminster.

Commission, during pleasure, to Master Walter Giffard and Sibyl Giffard his mother of the castle of Oxford, to lodge in the houses thereof; so that the mills under the castle and all other things without the walls remain in the keeping of the sheriff of Oxford, as before, and the said Walter and Sibyl keep the castle and all the prisoners which the sheriff will deliver to them.

Mandate in pursuance to the sheriff.

June 8. Westminster.

Writ de intendendo to the tenants of the abbey of Evesham, in favour of Henry de Wigornia, late prior, whose election as abbot has been confirmed by the pope, and to whom the king has restored the temporalities.

Protection, with clause, for Master Giles de Brideport, dean of Wells, going to the court of Rome as an envoy of the king; until his return.

June 9. Westminster

Thomas de Colevyle of Makeseye, co. Northampton, has made fine with the king by ½ mark of gold for respite from knighthood for three years, which fine he shall pay in the wardrobe at the quinzaine of Midsummer.

Vacated because on the Fine Roll.

June 10. Westminster.

Respite from knighthood, for a fine, for three years from Michaelmas to Robert de Eston, of the county of Oxford.

The like for the following :—

Jordan de Sakevyle of the county of Oxford, for three years from Midsummer.

William de Manerio of the county of Norfolk, for two years from Midsummer.

Thomas de Colevyle of Makeseye, co. Northampton, for three years from Trinity.

Robert Tregoz, for three years from Michaelmas.

Matthew de Forneus of the county of Somerset, for three years from Michaelmas.

Thomas de Hemmegrave of the county of Suffolk, for three years from Midsummer.

Protection, with clause, for the abbot of Westminster, whom the king is sending as his envoy to the court of Rome, until his return.

The like for Walter de Camera, going with him.

June 10. Westminster.

The like for Geoffrey Picot of Aldenham, going with him.

June 10. Westminster.

Grant to Gilbert de Ruwe of the wardship of the whole portion of the inheritance of William son of William Hathewy, one of the heirs of William de Alba Mara.

Mandate to John Walerand, escheator on this side Trent, to give him seisin of the wardship.

Simple protection, without term, for Raymond Makayn.

Respite from knighthood for Thomas de Hauuvyle of Norfolk, who holds of the king by the serjeanty of keeping the king's gerfalcons, and not by knight service, for a fine of half a mark of gold ; until he will take up the arms of a knight of his own will.

Exemption, for life, of Richard de Harington of the county of Lincoln, from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator or any other bailiff of the king against his will.

June 10. Westminster.

Whereas of the money of the tenth granted to the king in the province of York in aid of the business of Apulia, the king has received from the abbot of Fountains and his colleague deputed to be collectors of the said tenth, 2000 marks for the expenses of the messengers whom he has sent to the court of Rome on that business; he promises that he will cause the said 2,000 marks to be paid out of the issues of archbishoprics, bishoprics, abbeys and priories of the realm which are or shall be void, except the bishopric of Salisbury and the abbey of Abindon, now void and in his hands, to Master Rostand, executor of the business of the Cross, and to the merchants to whom the said money was deputed, and he binds the said issues to that payment. And to this he has caused Robert Walerand to swear on the king's soul; and he has appointed him to keep the said archbishoprics, bishoprics, abbeys and priories, when they fall void.

By K. & C.

Respite from knighthood for four years from Michaelmas to Simon de Ordeston, of Berkshire ; for a fine of half a mark of gold.

The like to Thomas de Williamescot of the county of Oxford, for three years from Midsummer.

June 11. Westminster.

Whereas the king is bound, by letters patent sealed with the seal which he used in Gascony, to Gaillard de Burdegala in 21l. 11s. of arrears of his wages while he was in the king's service, with two other knights in Gascony until the Sunday before the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, as reckoned by Richard le Rus (Ruffum), king's clerk, which money ought to have been paid to him at All Saints, 39 Henry III, at Bordeaux; the king in recompence of his expenses in coming to England has as a gift increased the 21l. 11s. to 30l. which he will pay to him or his messenger at Westminster at All Saints, 41 Henry III.

Richard, prior af Abbendon, Reynold the precentor, John le Sacristan and Roger de Tudeham, monks of Abbendon, coming to the king with letters of the chapter, have licence to elect.

Appointment of Roger de Messenden, king's clerk, to receive seisin of the wardship of the abbey of Abbenden, which is void, and to restore it to the prior and convent, as was lately arranged between the king and them.

Grant to Hermann de Budberg, king's yeoman, his heirs and assigns, of 20 marks a year which Geoffrey de Scalariis owed to Aaron son of Abraham, Jew of London, to be had in the same manner and at the same terms as they were due to Aaron, which is fully contained in an instrument between Aaron and Geoffrey.

By the earl of Gloucester and of John Maunsel.

MEMBRANE 9.

June 12. Westminster.

Whereas, in the time of the late voidance of the archbishopric of Canterbury, John Maunsel, king's clerk, provost of Beverley, was attendant for some time to the keeping of the archbishopric with Bertram de Cruyol, and the king afterwards acquitted the executors and heirs of the said Bertram, without whom the same John cannot answer touching the keeping of all reckonings and debts of the time of the said keeping; he grants that John shall be for ever quit of all reckonings and demands that could be made on him by the king or his heirs in respect of the said time.

June 11. Westminster.

Grant to William de Berkele of the wardship of the lands late of William de Hokesham, tenant in chief, with the marriage of the heirs; saving to the sheriff of Devon 3 marks yearly for the farm of the hundred of Buddeleg, as William used to render.

Mandate to John Walraund, escheator on this side Trent, to give him seisin of the wardship.

June 12. Westminster.

Power to Giles, [bishop] elect of Salisbury, Richard, abbot of Westminster, and Henry de Mara, whom the king is sending as envoys to the court of Rome, to contract a loan of 5000 marks in the king's name from merchants or others, which the king will repay. By K. & C.

The like, for a loan of 2000 marks.

The like for 1000 marks.

They have four pairs of letters by the same words and by each letter they have power to contract a loan of 500 marks.

June 12. [Westminster.]

Whereas the king when in Gascony gave on 28 March, 38 Henry III, by letters patent under the seal which he used in Gascony, to Robert Walraund the wardship and marriage of the first girl that should fall in, whose inheritance should be worth 200l. a year, with the wardship of her land, or the marriage of a lady whose land should be worth 200l. a year, and said Robert has not been thus provided for yet and has, with the king's will, granted the same to Alan de Plugenet, his nephew ; the king grants to the said Alan that he will provide for him accordingly, when opportunity occur, and if the said Alan die before he be so provided for, the said Robert shall not be frustrated of the effect of the first grant made to him.

June 12. Westminster.

Licence, at the instance of Peter de Sabaudia, for Palmer' le Gros (Grosso), Flemengus and Leonard, fellows and merchants of Piacenza, to come to and go from the realm, when they will, and carry on business; notwithstanding the public prohibition against merchants of Piacenza from entering the realm because of a trespass done against the said Peter.

Pardon to the heirs and executors of Bertram de Crioll, in consideration of their having remitted to the king all his debts to the said Bertram, of all the said Bertram's debts to the king; and also of all accounts and reckonings for all receipts and expenses and wardships of the archbishopric of Canterbury, the castle of Dover, and the county of Kent for the whole time that he had the keeping thereof, by order of the king; and of all other wardships and bailiwicks which he held of the king for the time that he was in the king's service until the time of his death : so that his executors may have free administration of his goods.

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

Notification to all princes of Almain that the king is sending to their parts Richard de Clare, earl of Gloucester and Hertford, and Robert Walerand, the king's steward, on his affairs; and request that they will give them credence. [Fœdera.]

By the said earl, John Maunsell, Robert Walerand and others.

Respite from knighthood, for one year from Michaelmas at the instance of S. countess of Cornwall, the king's sister, to Stephen de la Haye, of the county of Buckingham, yeoman of the said countess.

Grant to Henry de Bathonia of the wardship and marriage of the heirs of Peter de Rouecestre, tenant in chief, with the wardship of the lands, late of the said Peter ; so that he answer at the Exchequer for the same by a reasonable extent to be made thereof.

June 12. Westminster.

Protection, with clause, for John le Parker, going by order of the king to Gascony in the service of Edward the king's son, until his return.

Grant to the Friars Preachers of Haversford in Wales, who propose to transfer their church and buildings to a spot more useful to them, of 15 marks in aid of the transfer out of the money of the Cross which is with them ; on testimony by Master Rustand, papal sub-deacon and chaplain, executor of the business of the Cross in England, that they have laboured diligently in the business of the Cross by preaching.

June 12. Westminster.

Grant, at the instance of Richard, abbot of Westminster, to Walter de Tudinton and Sabina his wife, sister of the said abbot, in survivorship, that no livery be made out of the houses which they have near Westminster by the king or by any marshal or bailiff.

Appointment, until Christmas, of William de Haselbech to the chamberlainship of London and Sandwich.

June 12. Westminster.

Appointment of Guy de Rupe Forti to keep the castle of Colecestre with the hundred and demesnes pertaining thereto, extended at 28l. a year, with the farm of the town of Colecestre, which the burgesses of the town after making the usual allowances are accustomed to render at the Exchequer, to wit, 32l. 12s. 6½d. with 32s. 7½d. for blanch farm (pro blanco) to hold for his maintenance for life, with any escheats falling in of the said hundred, demesnes and town ; saving to the king and his heirs, the wood of Kyngeswode, the Jewry of the town and the advowsons of the churches of the town, and so that the sheriffs of Essex may freely enter the town and hundred to levy debts which are required therein by summons of the Exchequer, answering therefor by their own hands at the Exchequer, and to make distraints for debts of Jews, as they have been accustomed to do; and so that the said Guy maintain the castle in the state in which it now is and receive the said farm by the hands of the burgesses in the same way as they have used to render it at the Exchequer, and so that there be deducted from the yearly fee of the said Guy 62l. 5s. 2d. at which the said farm with the blanch farm and the said 28l. amount.

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

Mandate to the burgesses of Colecestre to be intendant to him with respect to their farm.

Mandate to Ralph de Ardern, sheriff of Essex, to deliver to him the said castle, hundred and demesnes.