1257, membranes 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8

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

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'1257, membranes 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8', in Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry III: Volume 4, 1247-1258, (London, 1908) pp. 536-558. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-pat-rolls/hen3/vol4/pp536-558 [accessed 15 April 2024]

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1257, membranes 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8

MEMBRANE 15.

1257.Jan. 2. Merton

Protection, with clause volumus, for Aymer [bishop] elect of Winchester, going beyond seas, for such times as he be beyond seas.

Jan. 2. Merton.

Simple protection, for three years from Michaelmas, 41 Henry III, for Robert de Leic'.

Jan. 2. Merton.

Exemption of Robert Danvers from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, &c.

The like of Guy Pipard.

Licence, at the instance of the king's sister Senchia, countess of Cornwall, for Robert de Useburn and his heirs or assigns to enclose his wood of Stoking within the metes of the forest of Saucey, with a hedge and ditch, and assart the same.

Jan. 3. Merton.

Grant to the king's consort E. of the wardship of the lands and honours and the heir of William Lungespe, tenant in chief.

Mandate to sheriffs, bailiffs and keepers of honours, in whose bailiwicks the said William had lands, to give the queen seisin thereof, and to be intendant to her.

Jan. 4. Merton.

Royal assent to the postulation of Master Hugh de Irthington to be bishop of Connor (Coren'); with mandate to the pope, as the metropolitan church is void, to do his part herein.

Mandate to the constable of the castle of Lincoln, late of the above William Lungespe to give seisin thereof to the queen or her attorney bearing these letters.

Jan. 6. Westminster.

Grant to Geoffrey de Lezignan, the king's brother, of the marriage of Maud late the wife of William Lungespe, with the forfeiture due to the king if she marry without his brother's licence.

Jan. 8. Westminster.

The prior and convent of St. Edmunds have licence to elect an abbot, by Roger the almoner and Robert the chamberlain, their fellow-monks, coming to the king with letters patent of their chapter.

Presentation of Walter de Kerthington to the vicarage of the church of St. Peter in the East, Oxford, void by the death of Robert, the vicar; directed to the bishop of Lincoln.

Exemption of Anketil de Martivast from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, &c. He has lands in the county of Leicester.

The like of Alan son of Roald de Aston, who has land in the county of Devon.

Pardon, at the instance of Peter de Sabaudia, to Adam de la Wudehall, for the death of Ralph son of John de Clyftun.

The like to Thomas Tempersnayp for the same death.

Presentation of Master Rustand, papal sub-deacon and chaplain, to a fourth part of the church of Scleburg, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the abbey of St. Edmunds; directed to W. bishop of Norwich.

Appointment, in the matter of the presentation to W. bishop of Norwich of Master Stephen de Frens', king's clerk, to the church of Thurston, in the king's presentation by reason of the voidance of the abbey of St. Edmunds, of the said Stephen as the king's proctor before any judges, ordinaries or delegates.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of Matthias de la Mare, of Jordan de Saukeville from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions and from being made coroner, sheriff, escheator, verderer, forester or other bailiff of the king against his will.

Whereas the king lately granted to Robert Walerand, his steward, a suitable marriage of some girl or dame and afterwards such marriages often fell to the king which by permission of the said Robert he gave to others, and especially the marriage of Maud late the wife of William Lungespe, which, after the king had given it to him, the said Robert of his liberality released to the king to the use of his brother Geoffrey de Lezinnan; the king having regard to his patience and liberality in this behalf and his fruitful service to him grants to the said Robert the first marriage of girl or dame that falls in wherewith he will be content and will assign the same to him before all others. And if he marry or die before having been provided for by the king in such marriage, the king grants that Alan de Plokenet, his nephew, shall have that marriage.

Presentation of Master Stephen de Frense to the church of Thurstun, void de jure, as is said, and in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the abbey of St. Edmunds; directed to the bishop of Norwich.

Exemption, for life, of Hervey de Stanhowe from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, &c.

Protection, for seven years, at the instance of Master Richard de Furnyval, chancellor of Amiens, for Robert Coffin, citizen of Amiens, and all his things and merchandise in the realm; and grant these be quit of all prise, saving the king's due and ancient prise.

Jan. 8. Westminster.

The like, at the like instance, for Arnulf Greffyn, citizen of Amiens.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Richard de Wingham, king's chaplain, to hold the wardenship of the king's chapel in the castle of Dover, with the relics, ornaments and other things belonging to the chapel.

MEMBRANE 14.

Jan. 7. Westminster.

Simple protection, for ten years, for the prior and monks of Bromfeld.

Pardon to Gentilis Gentilis, citizen and merchant of Siena, for the rape of Alice la Fraunceise; on condition that he stand his trial if any will proceed against him.

Jan. 12. Westminster.

Simple protection, until Michaelmas, for Walter de Wahull going to Santiago.

The like, without term, for Master Roger Luvel of Wyton, king's clerk.

Letters of credence for A. [bishop] elect of Winchester, Peter de Ryvallis and John de Gatesden, whom the king is sending to the king of France to treat and take a day in the making of amends for the breaches of the truce.

Jan. 14. Westminster.

Appointment, during pleasure, of Aymo Thurbert to keep the castle of Windlesore.

The like of Imbert Pugeys to keep the Tower of London.

Jan. 14. Westminster.

The like of Master John de Gloucestre, the king's mason, and Master Alexander, the king's carpenter, as chief masters of all works of castles, manors and houses on this side the Trent and Humber, to view and amend the defects thereof, and to provide for the masonry (cementaria) and carpentry works (carpentaria) thereof and to appoint viewers of the same, with mandate to sheriffs, constables and other keepers of the said works to be aiding to them.

Exemption, for life, of William de Houceby of the county of York, from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, &c.

Jan. 15. Westminster.

Simple protection for Patrick de Cadurcis, so long as he be engaged in the service of Edward the king's son in the parts of Wales.

Jan. 18. Westminster.

Notification to B. the countess, marchioness of Provence and countess of Forchalquier, the king's mother, that the king has accepted the form of peace made by the king of France between her and Charles, count of Provence, in the matter of the counties of Provence and Forchalquier and of the marquisate of Provence saving the right of E. the queen, R. earl of Cornwall, the king's brother, and S. the countess, his wife, therein, and saving 4000 marks which the king lent to Berenger, sometime count of Provence, her husband, upon five castles in those counties in the name of a pledge.

Cancelled. Because the letter was surrendered.

Grant to John Maunsell, treasurer of York, that he may make his will . . . . [Unfinished.] Because otherwise below.

Jan. 18. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of Simon de Luton, prior of St Edmunds, to be abbot of that place, with mandate to the pope to do his part herein.

Protection, with clause, for Roger de Mortuo Mari, going on the king's service to Wales; to last so long as he be so engaged.

Simple protection for Richard le Brun, going in like manner; to last as above.

Grant to John Maunsell, treasurer of York, that he may make his will of his goods, ecclesiastical and mundane, and his executors shall have free administration therof, so that the execution thereof shall not be impeded by reason of any account or reckoning which the king can require from him, or of any bailiwick or administration, which he has held, at any time or of any grace granted to the king by the Apostolic see touching bequests not clearly defined.

Grant to William de Apelford of the honours of Boulogne, Hagneth, Redle and Peverell at farm for seven years from Hilary in this year, rendering at the Exchequer at Westminster 30l. a year; with mandate to the tenants to be intendant to him.

Jan. 18. Westminster.

Protection, with clause, for Henry de Bohun, who, by order of the king, is in the service of Edward the king's son in the March of Wales; so long as he be so engaged.

The like for Humphrey de Bohun.

Exemption, for life, of William le Bret of the county of York from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions and from being made sheriff, &c.

Jan. 20. Westminster.

Exemption, at the instance of Ralph de Gorges, king's yeoman, of Herbert de Spineto from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, escheator or other bailiff of the king against his will.

Simple protection, until Michaelmas, for Ralph de Waldesef, going on pilgrimage to Santiago.

Jan. 20. Westminster.

Protection, with clause, for Master William de Wacford and John de la Ryvere, yeoman of the said William, going as envoys for the king to Spain.

Special protection, for seven years, for Bernard Nichol', king's merchant of Cahors, and his men and goods, within the realm.

Licence, after inquisition ad quod damnum made by William Heyrun, sheriff of Northumbreland, whereby it appears that this will not be to the nuisance of the king's mill of Brokesmuth, for the monks of Durham dwelling in the island of Farnealand that they may raise a house on the sea-shore near the said mill, 40 feet in length and 20 feet in breadth, to store victuals and other necessaries in; so that they may have free ingress and egress to and from the same without impediment of the king's bailiffs, and may hold it in frank almoin.

Jan. 27. Windsor.

Simple protection, for three years from the Purification, for the abbot and monks of Kyngeswod.

Grant, for life, to Robert de Cantuaria, king's clerk, son of Robert de Cantuaria, sometime king's clerk, of a die in the mint of Canterbury, for his maintenance; he rendering yearly 100s. at the Exchequer.

Grant to Geoffrey de Lezinan and his heirs of whatever may fall to the king by a peace or by judgement in the manor of Grafton, which belongs to William de Insula, sometime sheriff of Northampton, by occasion of a trespass charged against him, on account of which that manor is in the king's hands.

Pardon, at the instance of Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, to William de la More for the death of John de Glaunford, as it appears by inquisition made by Philip Luvel, the treasurer, that he killed him in self-defence.

Safe-conduct (salvum conductum et guidagium) for Gaston de Bearn and his men whom he brings with him, and their goods and harness, coming to the king in England, until his return home.

Grant to the queen of the wardship of the manor of Cnolle, which was in the king's hands by reason of the death of Richard de Ortiaco, tenant in chief, and which the king committed in tenancy to William de Valers, king's yeoman, until he should assign to the said William 15l. yearly of land, which land has now been assigned to him.

Grant, at the instance of Richard, earl of Cornwall, to Philip Basset, who has married Ela, countess of Warwick, of the manor of Dymmok, which the king had granted to her for her maintenance in her widowhood at a rent of 60s. a year at the Exchequer; to hold to the said Philip and the countess for the life of the said countess quit of the said rent of 60s.

Jan. 29. Windsor.

Grant to E. queen of England of the wardship of the lands late of Ralph de Valle Torta, with the marriage of the heirs, and of the marriage of the sometime wife of the said Ralph and the forfeiture due if she marry without the queen's licence.

Mandate to the sheriff of Devon and the escheator of that county to give seisin of the said lands to the queen's bailiffs.

MEMBRANE 13.

Feb. 4. Westminster.

Grant to Ralph de Bakepuz of all the king's right in the land of Watelegh which Roger de Ponte Audomari, Norman, once held, and which ought to be the king's escheat of the lands of the Normans, as is said, so that if the king deraign the said land in court by a peace or by judgment the said Ralph shall receive the whole of the king's right therein.

Feb. 6. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election made by the prior and convent of Coventry and the dean and chapter of Lichfield of Roger de Meuland, the king's nephew, canon of Lichfield and papal chaplain, to be bishop of Coventry and Lichfield; with mandate to B. archbishop of Canterbury, to do his part herein.

Grant to Master Roger Luvel of Wyton, king's clerk, of the wardship of the land and heirs of Thomas de Stockeld, in the king's gift by reason of his wardship of the lands of Henry de Percy; with the marriage of the heirs.

Feb. 6. Westminster.

Pardon to Thomas de Sancto Vigore, John de Shockeswell and John Justice for the death of William de Wympell.

Notification to B. archbishop of Canterbury, of the appointment of Master J. de Chyshull and Vincent de Wyly, king's clerks, proctors in the matter of the election of the bishopric of Ely, pending before the archbishop, touching the person of Hugh, monk of Ely.

Afterwards this letter was renewed and in the place of the said Vincent was put the name of John de Basing.

Feb. 8. Westminster.

Grant to E. queen of England, of the wardship of the lands late of Baldwin de Frivill, tenant in chief, with the marriage of the heirs and of the sometime wife of the said Baldwin, with her forfeiture if she marry without the queen's licence.

Grant, at the instance of Peter de Sabaudia, to Master Ralph de Neketon, king's clerk, for nine years from Easter, at which term Andrew le Goyz has leased his manor of Dokeswrth, co. Cambridge, to the said Master Ralph, that he shall hold the manor quit of suits of counties and hundreds and of the sheriffs' turn.

Feb. 5. Westminster.

Exemption, for life, of Robert de Hardres 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 to Peter de Sabaudia [in aid of the deliverance of Thomas de Sabaudia, the count, the king's uncle, brother of the said Peter, who was seditiously taken at Turin—vacated] of 4000 marks which are owing to the king for the loan which the king made to Raymond, sometime count of Provence, and Beatrice the countess, his consort, on the security of four castles in the counties of Provence and Forcalchier, and grant that the king will grant the said money to none but the said Peter. [Fœdera.]

Exemption, for life, of William de Wyhern of the county of York from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, &c.

The like of Alexander de Aunho of the county of Somerset.

Feb. 9. Westminster.

Simple protection and safe-conduct without term for the master of the hospital of St. James, London, in passing through Ireland to seek for the rights of his hospital.

Feb. 10. Westminster.

Exemption, for life, of William de Nevill of the county of Lincoln from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions and from being made sheriff, &c.

Feb. 10. Westminster.

Grant to Henry de Sar', king's chaplain, of the wardship of the lands late of William de Bevill, tenant in chief, with the marriage of the heirs.

Exemption of Walter de Wassingle from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, &c.

Safe-conduct, until Easter, for the envoys of Llewelin son of Griffin to R. earl of Cornwall, elected king of the Romans. [Fœdera.]

Feb. 12. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of Robert de Chaury, archdeacon of Bath, to be bishop of Carlisle; with mandate to S. archbishop of York, to do his part herein.

Feb. 13. Westminster.

Grant to Master Roger de Cantuaria, king's clerk, of 20 marks a year at the Exchequer, until the king provide for him more bountifully.

Feb. 12. Westminster.

Simple protection, without term for the abbot and convent of Faversham, with clause that they are not to be impleaded of any lands or liberties without the king's special order.

Exemption of Walter de Langele from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, &c.

Feb. 16. Westminster.

Grant to Richard de Shryeburn, king's clerk, appointed to keep the king's demesnes and escheats beyond Trent and all other things belonging to the office of the escheatry, answering for the issues at the Exchequer of 20l. a year out of the issues of his bailiwick to maintain himself in that office until he be more bountifully provided for.

Appointment of the said Richard as above.

Confirmation of a grant by Richard Pancefot to Henry de Wengham, king's clerk, dean of St. Martin's, London, of the manor of Benetlegh, co. Worcester, for life or for a term of 20 years from Michaelmas, if he die within that term; which grant has been confirmed by William de Bello Campo, of whose fee the said manor is.

Confirmation of a grant by the abbot and convent of Faversham to the said Henry of their manor of Bendiss, co. Essex, at farm for thirteen years from Michaelmas, 40 Henry III; and grant that, in times of voidance of the said abbey, none on the king's behalf shall lay hands on the said manor during that term.

Feb. 17. Merton.

Mandate to the tenants of the bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield to be intendant to Roger de Mutlent, the king's nephew, whose election as bishop thereof has been confirmed by B. archbishop of Canterbury, and to whom the king has restored the temporalities.

Mandate to John Walerand, guardian of the said bishopric, Simon de Otenton, and certain other guardians of the said bishopric, to give him seisin of the temporalities.

Feb. 19. Windsor.

Appointment of A. countess of Devon, of the keeping of the manor of Melkesham for seven years from the Purification at the ancient farm of 48l. blanch; and at the end of the term she shall return it in as good state as she received it in, and with so much of the land sown as she received.

[Cancelled.] Because otherwise on the dorse of the roll.

Feb. 20. Windsor.

Grant to Peter de Sabaudia that all merchants coming to Boston fair shall be quit of all prise of wines, cloths and other merchandise except the right and ancient prise of wines, for seven years from Easter ; so that nothing shall be taken from them for the king's use without his satisfying them for the same.

The dean and chapter of Armagh have licence to elect an archbishop, by Master Laurence and Patrick, their proctors, coming to court with letters patent.

Feb. 20. Windsor.

Exemption, for life, at the prayer of the queen—in pursuance of a like exemption made at the instance of the queen of Jacob le Evesk, Jew, deceased, from all tallages, aids and other demands for five marks yearly at the Exchequer—of Benedict son of the said Jacob, Jew of London, from the like, he rendering to the king yearly 5 marks at the Exchequer as his father did, saving to the king any fines for forfeitures into which he may fall.

Feb. 18. Westminster.

Whereas the king lately granted to Aaron son of Abraham, Jew, deceased, by letters patent, the following debts, with certain other debts expressed in the said letters, which were in the treasury and were delivered therefrom to him by the king's order, in exchange for a certain debt which he released to the king; and whereas Koc son of the said Aaron, Jew of London, has made fine for having the arrears of the said debts, to wit, of the debt of Ralph de Berners, 20l., of the debt of John de Venuz, 16l., and of the debt of Bartholomew de Anested, 20l., the king commands the sheriffs of Southampton Surrey and Sussex, Essex and Hertford to order the said debtors or keepers or holders of the lands of the said debtors if the debtors are dead, to pay the said Koc, or the bearer of these letters, the said debts without any usury; and if they do not, to give the said Koc or his messenger seisin of the lands, rents and chattels of the said debtors in their bailiwicks, which are pledges for the said debts, maintain them in seisin thereof, attested by S. Passelewe, Adam de Grenvull and Thomas Sporun.

Feb. 20. Windsor.

Notification to the king of France that the king is sending to him S. de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, and R. Waler[and], the steward, to treat of peace and the king will ratify what they do.

The like without the last clause 'and the king will ratify what they do.'

Grant to the said earl that if the king of France will restore to him his inheritance or part thereof, or otherwise do him satisfaction, the king will give him licence to receive this.

Ratification of a grant by Henry de Wengham dean of St. Martin's, London, king's clerk, to John de Wyvyle of the wardship of the lands and heirs of Baldwin de Ripariis, with the marriage of the heirs; which the king previously granted to him.

Pardon to John le Porter for the death of William son of William Gerard, for which he abjured the realm ; as it appears by inquisition made by Roger de Thurkelby and Nicholas de Halou that he is not guilty.

MEMBRANE 12.

Grant to Peter de Sabaudia, lord of the honour of Richemond, because he claims quittance from passage and all manner of custom throughout the realm by reason of that honour that he the men of his household shall be quit thereof for his life ; and mandate to the barons and bailiffs of Dover to observe that acquittance.

Protection, with clause, for the said Peter, who has gone beyond seas as an envoy of the king, until his return.

Grant to Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, to make his will, and that the execution thereof shall not be impeded by pretext of any debt to the king; and further that the disposition which he shall make in his will of wardships which he has now or shall have on the day of his death, and of the rents of his lands receivable after his death as in the king's letters patent to him on this matter is more fully contained, shall remain valid notwithstanding any mandate, order, customs or laws of the realm to the contrary, or any statutes whereby such validity might be impeded.

Feb. 26. Windsor.

Grant to Denise late the wife of Warin de Monte Canisio, whose marriage the king granted to Guy de Rupe Forti, for which she has made fine with him in 200 marks, that she may marry whomsoever she will of the king's allegiance.

Presentation of Arnold Coceti, kinsman of Master Rostand, to a fourth part of the church of Scleburg, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the abbey of St. Edmunds; directed to W. bishop of Norwich.

Exemption of Adam Barat from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, coroner, forester, verderer, agister, regarder or other bailiff of the king against his will.

Whereas Aaron de Eboraco, Jew, sold to William de Valencia, the king's brother, a debt of 400 marks wherein Roger Bertram was bound to the said Aaron by a bond in the king's chest of chirographs at London, to be paid in three years after the death of Roger's mother, and whereby the said Roger during the life of his mother is to pay 40 marks a year as interest (de mortuo vadi); and whereas the said Aaron made his starr of the final sale of the whole debt to the said William, and acknowledging this before the justices appointed for the keeping of the Jews at Westminster in the Exchequer of the Jews, caused it to be enrolled on the rolls of the said justices ; the king confirms the said sale, granting that if the said Roger or his heirs do not keep the terms of payment it shall be competent for the said William and his heirs or assigns to sue and distrain the said Roger or his heirs according to the assize of the Jewry, up to the full payment of the whole debt; and further grants that neither the king nor his ministers will take this debt into his hands for any debt which Aaron or his heirs may owe to the king, nor for any tallage, nor for any other reason ; and grant, that if the lands of the said Roger or his heirs come into the king's hands by reason of wardship or otherwise, nevertheless the said William shall still levy the said 40 marks a year from his goods ; and further if the said Roger or his heirs sell or alien his said lands, the said William shall still distrain upon them for the same.

Feb. 28. Windsor.

Appointment of Philip Luvel, the treasurer, to provide for the sale of the king's woods in the forests of England to the amount of 3000 or 4000 marks.

Renewal, under the great seal, of a grant made under the seal which the king used when last in Gascony, to Geoffrey de Geynvile and Maud de Lacy his wife, that in all their lands of Meath they may use their liberties by their own writs according to the custom of the land of Ireland, as Walter de Lacy, sometime lord of the same lands, used to use without writs.

Renewal as above of letters patent under the same seal whereby the king gave back to the said Geoffrey the castle of Trum as the right and inheritance of his said wife, with a moiety of 40 marks yearly of land which he retained in his hands for the keeping of the castle, on condition that Geoffrey and Maud and their heirs give back the castle to him, angered or pacified, when he will; and commanded John son of Geoffrey then justiciary of Ireland to cause the said Geoffrey to have seisin of the same.

The like of like letters to the said Geoffrey of a grant of 60 marks a year at the exchequer until the king provide for him in wards or escheats to that yearly value.

The like of like letters to Simon de Geynvile of a grant of 50 marks a year for life at the exchequer until the king provide for him in like manner.

March 1. Windsor.

Whereas Aymo Thurbert, when he was at another time constable of the castle of Windesore by order of the queen handed over to Bartholomew Peche in the thirty-seventh year six crossbows (balistas) in his custody in the munition of the said castle for the furnishing of the castle of Corf, and to Geoffrey de Langele in the thirty-eighth year twenty-four crossbows for the furnishing of the castles of Kermerdyn and Kardigan; the king ratifies and accepts this.

March 2. Windsor.

Whereas the barons of the Cinque Ports assert before the king that they owe no service of shipping except to the king, the king wills that they incur no prejudice by reason of the passage of R. earl of Cornwall, elected king of the Romans, for which the knights requested them.

Presentation of Adam de Fileby to the church of Chelemodeston, void by the resignation of Henry de Malling, rector thereof; directed to the bishop of Norwich.

Simple protection, for seven years from Easter for the lepers of the hospital of St. John without Stony Strafford.

Licence, for life, for John Lovel, son of William Lovel, to hunt with his own dogs the hare, the fox, the cat and the badger, throughout the forests in the counties of Wilts, Northampton and Essex, at the instance of John Blundel, king's clerk.

March 8. St. Albans.

Pardon to John Vigrous for the death of Henry Coleman, as its appears by inquisition made by Reynold de Cobham, sheriff of Kent, that he killed him in self-defence.

March 10. Hertford.

Grant to Edward the king's son, of the wardship of the lands late of Margaret de Lacy, tenant in chief; with the marriage of the heirs.

Mandate to sheriffs, constables and other bailiffs, in whose bailiwicks these lands are, to give seisin thereof to the bailiffs of the said Edward.

March 12. Waltham.

Grant to William de Renham, king's yeoman, of the wardship of the lands late of Henry de Hauvyle, and of the lands and rents which descended to the heir of the said Henry after the death of the latter by the death of Ralph de Hauvyle and Peter de Hauvyle or others by hereditary rights, with the marriage of the heirs.

Pardon, at the instance of William de Valencia, the king's brother, to Peter son of Ralph le Sergant of Herteford for the death of William the Miller.

Grant, at the instance of Joan de Valencia, to Robert de North', cook of William de Valencia the king's brother, of a messuage in Herteford late of John Pascaud, if it be the king's escheat, as is said: to hold to him and his heirs and assigns for ever by the service due ; but this grant is to be without prejudice to any other.

Exemption, for life, of Michael de Thorp of the county of York, 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.

Simple protection for Peter, clerk and proctor of Master Angelus, papal chaplain, staying in England on the business of his lord, so long as he stay here for that business.

March 20. Westminster

Grant to Edward the king's son of whatever belongs to the king of the castle, town and honour of Munemuth and of the other lands late of John de Munemuth, deceased, tenant in chief, saving the right of any ; with mandate to the constable of the castle of Munemuth and the sheriffs, escheators and others in whose bailiwicks the lands lie, to give seisin thereof to the bailiffs of the said Edward.

Mandate to the sheriffs of Wilts, Gloucester, Hereford and Dorset and the escheators of those counties to give seisin thereof to the said bailiffs.

Grant at the instance of Joan de Valence, to Mabel daughter of Alan de la Dene of Berchamsted of a messuage in Hertford sometime of Jordan de Flexmere, in the parish of St. Andrew, Hertford, if it be the king's escheat, as is said; to hold to her or her assigns for ever by the service due ; but this grant is not to prejudice any other person.

March 14. Waltham.

Exemption, for life, of Hugh de Dyve from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff &c.

March 20. Westminster.

Grant, with the assent of R. earl of Cornwall, king-elect of the Romans, to William de Valencia the king's brother, that if the manors of Geynesbrug in Lyndeseye and Offinton in the county of Sussex, which the king claims against Gerard Talebot, fall to the king as his escheat, and the king can deraign them in his court against the said Gerard as his escheat, the king will grant them to the said William and his heirs, on condition that the value of the manor by reasonable extent be deducted from the yearly fee which the said William takes at the Exchequer.

Membrane 11 (Schedule).

March 23. Westminster.

Mandate to R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to institute Robert de Rading in the church of Horeburn, the presentation to which the king lately recovered in his court before him against Roger, the late bishop, by reason of the wardship of the land and heir of Baldwin, late earl of Devon, then being in his hands, by assize of darrein presentment taken at Hereford; the king commanded the said Roger before his cession to do this, but his mandate was not fully executed.

MEMBRANE 11.

March 23. Westminster.

Exemption, for life, of Alan le Norreys from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions and from being made sheriff &c.

Royal assent to the election of Master Philip, canon of Ardfert, to be bishop of Ardfert, with mandate to D. archbishop of Cashel, to do his part herein.

Presentation of Master Henry de Wengham to the church of Ruham, void by the resignation of Henry de Wengham, and in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the abbey of St. Edmunds; directed to W. bishop of Norwich.

March 26. Westminster.

Exemption, for life, at the instance of William, archdeacon of Richmond, of Peter Lovel of Wythinton, co. York, from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff &c.

Simple protection for Stephen le Flemeng so long as he be on the king's service.

Mandate to the barons and bailiffs of the Cinque Ports and the barons and reeves of other ports to permit S. archbishop of York, with his household and goods, to cross the seas, as the king has given him licence to go on pilgrimage to St. Edmund of Pontigny.

Simple protection, for two years, for Henry son of John le Pakere of Sandwich.

March 26. Westminster.

Confirmation of a lease by Nicholas de Sifrewast son of William de Sifrewast to Nicholas de Chendut and Richard de Brichwalton of the manor of Hampstude at farm from St. Valentine the Martyr, 41 Henry III, until Michaelmas and eight years following.

March 25. Westminster.

Whereas the convent of the abbey of St. Edmunds, upon news being brought by Simon de Luton, their prior, of the voidance of the abbey by the death of Edmund their abbot, elected an abbot, to whose election the king gave his assent, but who has not yet obtained his benediction because the barony belonging to the abbot is still in the king's hands ; the king, out of reverence for the body of St. Edmund resting there, and by reason of the debt on that house, grants to the convent for a fine of 100l. the keeping of the said barony from the Annunciation, 41 Henry III, until their abbot elect obtain his benediction or whatever belong to that elect in the said house until he is made abbot in that house, so that no bailiff shall intermeddle in this time with their free administration of the goods belonging to the said barony, saving to the king all the issues received by the guardians of the abbey from its voidance until the said Annunciation, the advowsons of churches and wards and escheats falling in during the voidance, and the guardianship hereafter as the king has been accustomed to have it.

March 25. Westminster.

Mandate to John Walerand, guardian of the abbey, to give seisin to the convent of the said barony, with the stock of its manors and other things belonging thereto, saving the above mentioned issues.

Protection with clause, until the octaves of Trinity, for S. archbishop of York, going on pilgrimage to St. Edmund of Pontigny.

Restitution to Fulk de Sanford, archbishop of Dublin, of the deanery of the church of Pencric, as Luke his predecessor held it; saving to the king his right when he wishes to plead therein, with mandate to the canons to be intendant to him as their dean.

March 30. Westminster.

Confirmation of a grant by John de Venuz, tenant in fee of the bailiwick of the forests of Wulvemar and Axiholt, who is broken by age and impotent, to Adam Gurdun, who married Constance, his daughter and heir of the said bailiwick, to hold to them and the heirs of the said Constance; on condition that they faithfully keep the said bailiwicks and are answerable for the services pertaining thereto.

March 30. Westminster.

Simple protection for Roger de Quency earl of Winchester, going to Scotland for the affairs of A. king of Scotland; so long as he be so engaged.

Presentation of Peter de Lymoges to the church of Gillogampan in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Carlisle; directed to S. archbishop of York.

March 30. Westminster.

Pardon to Arnold de London, canon of Holy Trinity, London, for the receiving of Alan de Shoredich, an outlaw, and other trespasses, as well as of the penalties due for the same ; and signification hereof to the bishop of London that the said Arnold may be delivered from the gaol in which he now is.

Pardon to Richer de Arnhale for the death of Alan de Waghene; as it appears by inquisition made by Roger de Thork[ilby] that he killed him in self-defence.

April 1. Westminster.

Grant, for long service, to Imbert Pogeys, the king's steward, of 40 marks a year at the Exchequer, until the king provide for him an equivalent in wards or escheats.

April 2. Westminster.

Grant, to avoid the common peril of the canons of the free chapel of St. Martin le Grand, London, at nighttime, when passing to their matins in the said church, that the said canons dwelling near the said church cause alleys (ambulaciones) to be made over the high road between their houses and the said church, and have them forever without impediment of anyone, provided that under these alleys, horses and carts can pass freely ; and ratification of the alley which Master Thomas de Waltham, one of the canons, has caused to be made over the said high road between his chamber and the said church.

Mandate to Walter de Lindeseye to be intendant to William de Valencia the king's brother, to whom the king has granted the debts due to the king by William de Lancastre, in the Jewry, with respect to a moiety thereof, to the payment whereof he is bound by reason of one moiety of the lands late of the said William de Lancastre falling to him by inheritance.

April 3. Westminster

Release to Maud, sometime maid (ancilla et alumpna) of Master Adam de Linton, clerk, who has confessed before the sheriff and coroners of London to the fact and the manner of the crime perpetrated in a house late of the said Adam in London, when a merchant stranger was lately killed there, whereof she was innocent, of the king's suit for the said death.

Pardon to Frederick Orlandi, citizen and merchant of Siena, for the rape of Alice la Fraunceis.

Mandate to the mayor and sheriffs of London to let him have the king's peace hereof and to make restitution of his houses and goods taken into the king's hands on that account.

Licence for John son of Ellis de Trie, merchant of Gisorz, to come to the realm to trade, doing and receiving justice according to law and the custom of merchants, during the peace or truce between the king and the king of France.

Grant to Artald de Sancto Romano, king's clerk, of the houses late of Robert de Tunnebrigg in the parish of All Hallows, London, which are the king's escheats by reason of a felony of the said Robert, for which he was hanged; to hold to him and his heirs and assigns, doing the services due to the king and other chief lords of the fee.

April 5. Westminster.

Confirmation of a lease for thirteen years from St. Cuthbert in Autumn, 42 Henry III, by Roger Bertram of Mitford to Henry de Wintonia, convert, of the whole mill of Felton with the whole suit belonging to the same.

Protection with clause, until Michaelmas, for the master of the hospital of St. James without London, gone to Ireland.

April 5. Westminster.

Simple protection without term for the prior and Carmelite Friars in England, with a request that when they come to seek for alms they shall be given.

April 8. Westminster.

Presentation of Raymond Masson to the church of Elveden, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the abbey of St. Edmunds; directed to the bishop of Norwich.

Mandate to Stephen Lungespe, seneschal of Gascony, to inquire whether the castle and fee of Tantalon ought to be held immediately of Gaston, vicomte of Bearn; and as he shall find, to do justice to the said Gaston according to the tenour of letters patent of Edward, the king's son, directed to the said seneschal.

Mandate to Peter de Burdegala to deliver without delay to the said Gaston or at his mandate the daughter of the said Gaston whom he lately delivered for the security of his land in Gascony to Edward the king's son, and whom the latter committed to the keeping of the said Peter.

Pardon, at the instance of Conrad, archbishop of Cologne, to Master Adam de Lynton for the death of William Assebuf, merchant, lately killed in the house of the said Adam in London.

Mandate to the mayor, sheriffs and coroners of London to restore to the said Adam his houses and chattels which were taken into the king's hands on account of this death.

Simple protection for the prior of the monks of Theford, going to his Cluniac chapter, until his return.

April 9. Westminster.

Ratification of a grant by A. king of Scotland to M. queen of Scots, his consort, the king's daughter, for her chamber, of the manor of Souresby, co. Cumberland, which the said A. holds of the king in chief, and which is within the metes of the forest of Engelwode; and grant that she may enclose the waste belonging to the said manor without the covert of the forest, without assart, and bring it into cultivation, so that the hind with her fawn may pass freely in and out: saving to others their common in the said waste belonging to their tenements.

Whereas Geoffrey de Scalariis has leased to the queen, at farm for twelve years from Michaelmas, his manor of Withial, co. Hertford, which he holds in chief, the king has granted that at the end of the term the king will claim nothing by reason of such farm.

Exemption, at the instance of Richard the king's brother, elected king of the Romans, of the citizens of Aachen (Aquensibus) from toll and pedage for the life of the said king Richard.

Appointment of John Blundel and Stephen de Eduuord as wardens of the instant fair of St. Ives ; so that they answer for the issues thereof at the Exchequer.

April 11. Westminster.

Exemption of Ralph de Arundell of the county of Cornwall from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff &c.; at the instance of Roger de Costentyn, clerks of R. elected king of the Romans.

April 12. Westminster.

Protection with clause for William de Brehuse, so long as he be in the expedition in Wales.

Licence, for life, for William de Say of Stratfeld to hunt with his own dogs the hare, the fox, the cat and the badger in the forests in the county of Southampton.

Appointment, during pleasure, of John de Swynford, king's clerk, to keep the abbey of Wherewell now void, answering for the issues at the Exchequer; with mandate to the tenants to be intendant to him.

Presentation of Master Rostand to the church of Dalston, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Carlisle; directed to S. archbishop of York.

Grant to the said Master Rostand, sub-deacon and chaplain of the pope, that he may have for this term 105 tuns of wine which he is bringing to his own use from Gascony to London in a ship called la Garlaunde quit of all prise except the ancient prise; with mandate to Thomas Espurun and Matthew Bukerel, chamberlains of London, to permit this.

Membrane 10 (Schedule).

Tuesday after All Saints. Paris

Request by Louis, king of France, to the king, as was requested before, to make restitution to Bernard Papout, burgess of A. count of Poitiers and Toulouse, brother of the said Louis of La Rochelle, of 132 tuns of wine and of his damages and expenses in suing for its recovery, as it has been found by an inquisition made by request of the king of England that the men of a ship of Walter le Flamenc, burgess of the Cinque Ports, took the said wine from him by violence.

MEMBRANE 10.

April 13. Westminster.

Appointment of P. bishop of Hereford, Master Bernard Aysun, constable of Bordeaux, and Master Peter Franc, as the king's proctors; to treat for a month after last Easter and following days at la Motte (Mam) de Coynak with the party of the king of France coming there touching interruptions of the truce on both sides. [Fœdera.]

The like of Peter de Burdegala, Amanieu de Varreys and Peter Caylou as dictators on behalf of the king at the day taken at la Motte (Motam) de Coynak. [Fœdera.]

April 13. Westminster.

Exemption of Richard de Rybuf of the county of Northumberland from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff &c.

April 15. Merton.

Simple protection for Ingram de Percy, king's yeoman, so long as he be on the king's service.

April 15. Merton.

Grant, at the instance of Michael de Norhampton, clerk of Richard the king's brother, elected king of the Romans, to William le Tayllur, who has married the sister of the said Michael, that within the next two years he may bring into the realm and sell 200 tuns of his own wine quit of all prise except the ancient prise from the ships wherein the wine is brought.

April 16. Merton.

Exemption, for life, of Ingram de Percy from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff &c.

Grant to William de Valencia the king's brother that he may make his will of his goods, and that his executors shall have execution thereof without impediment of the king; and further that the disposition on which he shall make by his will of any wardships in his possession and of the issues of his lands shall stand notwithstanding any mandate or ordinance, customs or laws of the realm.

Appointment of Adam de Greyvill to provide for the sale of wood in the forests of England to the amount of 3000 or 4000 marks, as Philip Luvel, the treasurer, who was appointed for this, cannot attend to the business; with mandate to all justices, stewards of foresters, and others to be aiding to him.

Simple protection, until Michaelmas, for John, tailor of Edward the king's son, gone beyond seas in the service of the said Edward.

April 21. Merton.

Presentation of Master Rostand to the church of Berkingg, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Ely; directed to W. bishop of Norwich.

[Cancelled.] Because the church is not void.

April 20. Merton.

Grant to William de Weston, William de Dene and Philip de Aure, appointed to make sales in the forest of Dene, of 15l. to wit 100s. apiece out of the issues thereof; and the king will cause this to be allowed accordingly.

Appointment of John de Eyvyle to keep the king's forests beyond Trent for three years from Easter, 41 Henry III, answering for the issues at the Exchequer and rendering yearly there as much as William Herun rendered, while he had the keeping thereof, and 10 marks of increment.

April 20. Merton.

Mandate to the said William to deliver the forests to him.

Writ de intendendo for him as chief justice of the said forests directed to all persons.

Exemption, for life, of Robert de Wyston from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff &c.

April 21. Merton.

Simple protection for Master Alan de Stanewell, so long as he be on the king's service.

Appointment of Edmund de London, chaplain, Henry de Malling and Philip le Poer, canons of the church of St. Mary, Stafford, the king's free chapel, to defend the liberties of the said chapel, as it has come to the king's ears that certain persons are striving to disturb those liberties.

Notification to Nicholas Andreotta, canon of Reims (Remen'), that on the recommendation of the archbishop of Messina, the king has accepted him as a king's clerk.

Presentation of Philip de Sancto Maxentio to the church of Hymmington, in the king's gift by reason of the lands of William de Insula, sometime sheriff of Northampton, being in the king's hands ; directed to the bishop of Lincoln.

April 23. Merton.

Appointment, during pleasure, by ordinance of Henry de Bathonia and Philip Lovel, the treasurer, of Gerard de Evynton to keep the counties of Surrey and Sussex with the castle of Guildford, rendering yearly at the Exchequer as much as Geoffrey de Cruce rendered for the same; and mandate to all of those counties to be intendant to him as the king's sheriff.

Mandate to the said Geoffrey to deliver to him the said counties and castle.

Appointment, as above, of Henry de Panebrig to the keeping of the county of Hereford with the castle of Hereford, rendering as much as John le Bretun, clerk, rendered.

Mandate to the said John to deliver to him the county and castle.

April 23. Merton.

Appointment of Master William de Bagepuz, king's clerk, as escheator and guardian of all void archbishoprics, bishoprics, crozier-lands (crocearum) and priories in Ireland, and of other escheats reserved to the king's use in his grant to Edward his son of the land of Ireland; answering for the issues where the king shall appoint. And the king wills that the said issues be viewed and totalled (assummentur) once a year by the treasurer and barons of the exchequer of Dublin so that the king may be certified thereof from year to year.

[In the margin.] The pledges for his serving faithfully and answering for the issues of the said escheatry are John son of Geoffrey, John de Verdun and Ralph de Bakepuc'.

Grant to him of 20 marks a year to maintain him in the said office.

April 27. Merton.

Grant to Bernard Nicholai that of his own wine which he is bringing into England in this year he may have 200 tuns quit of the king's prise except the ancient prise, to wit, 100 tuns in the city of London, and 100 tuns in the fair of Boston; with mandate in pursuance to Thomas Spurun and Matthew Bukerel, chamberlains of London, and takers of the king's wines in the next fair of Boston.

April 24. Merton.

Exemption of Alan de Suyneford of the county of Leicester, from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions and from being made sheriff &c.

Protection with clause, for one year, from Whitsunday for Alan la Zuche, gone to Ireland in the service of the king and Edward his son.

April 25. Merton.

Pardon, for a fine, to Abraham son of Rose Crespin, Jew of London, of his outlawry for concealment of the chattels of Aaron son of Abraham, Jew, wherewith he was charged.

Grant, for a fine, to the prioress and nuns of Wherewell, of the keeping of their abbey upon its next voidance, by cession or decease of Euphemia, abbess of the same ; saving to the king advowsons of churches and wards and escheats of knights' fees falling in during such voidance, and the keeping of the abbey in other voidances.

Protection with clause for Master Thomas de Pyuelesden, gone to Ireland on the king's service ; so long as he be there on the king's service.

The like for Master Senicius, who by the king's order has gone there.

April 26. Merton.

Bond to Guy de Lezignan the king's brother, in 224l. to wit, 100l. of Easter term, 41 Henry III, of his yearly fee of 200l.; 50l. of the same term of his increment of 100l. yearly to his said fee ; and 74l. of arrears of his said fee; to be paid out of the first issues of the present eyre of justices in the county of Norfolk, after the payment therefrom of 250 marks to Geoffrey de Lezignan the king's brother.

MEMBRANE 9

April 29. Windsor.

Mandate to Roger de Mortuo Mari or his bailiff of Stratfeld to cause the 44 marks' worth of timber, which Master Alexander, the king's carpenter, bought to the king's use in his park of Stratfeld, to be delivered to the said Alexander, and the king will allow that sum in the debts of the said Roger to the Exchequer. And they are patent.

Afterwards he surrendered this writ and had a writ of allowance touching the said money.

April 30. Windsor.

The prioress and nuns of Wherewell have licence to elect an abbess, by Denise le Vele and Letitia de London, their fellow-nuns, coming to the king with letters patent of their house.

April 30. Windsor.

Exemption, for life, of William de Lilleburn from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff &c.

Protection with clause, until All Saints, for William de Horsenden, going with William de Wilton in the service of Edward the king's son to Ireland.

May 1. Windsor.

The like for the said William de Wilton, going there.

The like for Robert de Sete for the same time.

May 1. Windsor.

Grant to B. countess of Provence, the king's mother, in enlargement of the grant to her for life of the manor of Fakeham, that she may bind, pledge, lease or assign the manor to whom she will, for fifteen years after her death. And they are duplicated.

May 3. Chertsey.

Grant to William de Sancta Ermina that out of wards to the value of 50 marks and under falling in, the king will provide for him to the value of 300 marks.

Grant to him of the manor of Havering at farm for seven years from Easter, 41 Henry III, with wards and escheats falling in during that term ; rendering at the Exchequer as much as Thomas de Rammesden rendered when he had it at farm ; with mandate to the tenants to be intendant to him.

Mandate to the said Thomas to deliver the manor to him with the issues received from Easter last.

Grant to him, for his fee and for the maintenance of his wife, of 120 marks a year from the issues of the said manor and this will be allowed him in the said farm.

Mandate to the prioress and convent of Wherewell, who have made fine with the king to have the keeping of the abbey in the present voidance, to receive Andrew de Winton, king's clerk, to receive seisin of their house in this voidance, in the king's name, lest prejudice arise to the king in other voidances, and that he may protect it against others during the said voidance, but so that he receive none of the issues contrary to the said fine.

The king lends to William de Sancta Ermina his houses at Haveryng to lodge in, during the king's pleasure ; with mandate to Richard de Muntfichet to deliver them to him whenever he is so requested by the said William.

May 5. Merton.

Whereas William de Bello Campo of Bedeford, the elder, has granted to William his son all the lands which he held of the king in chief and of others, to hold to him and his heirs ; the king, for a fine of 500 marks of silver made by William, the younger, ratifying the grant, has taken his homage for all lands which his father held in chief, granting that he shall retain the lands according to the form of the grant, by the services due.

Gilbert le Oyselur gives ½ mark for having a writ of trespass before the justices at the first assize &c. in the county of Norfolk.

Vacated because on the roll of Fines.

May 7. Merton

Grant to the bailiffs and burgesses and other good men of Worcester of murage for five years from the Ascension.

May 7. Merton

Exemption of William de Thornhill from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff &c.

Exemption, for life, for a fine of Baldwin de Kalna of the county of Dorset, who is in holy orders, from taking up the arms of a knight.

May 10. Merton

Mandate to William de Gloucestria, king's goldsmith, out of the king's money which he has to buy gold for the king, to let Philip Luvel, the treasurer, have 500 marks to deliver to the countess of Flanders for arrears of her fee, and 50 marks to deliver to Baldwin de Avennes for his fee of Easter term last. And they are patent.

Grant to John de Burgo the elder that he may plead in the king's name for certain lands in the manor of Causton, which was the king's demesne, which lands were aliened from the manor before the king conferred it upon Hubert de Burgo, father of the said John; so that if the king recover the said lands by judgment of the court, they shall remain to the said John and his heirs.

May 10. Merton.

Like letters to the said John touching the advowsons of the churches of Westhale, co. Suffolk, and Arleg, co. Stafford, which were aliened from the king's demesnes before such demesnes were conferred upon the said Hubert.

Mandate to Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, Humphrey de Bohun his son, Reynold son of Peter, Roger de Mortuo Mari, William de Ebroicis, Walter de Clifford, William de Stotevyl, Griffin son of Wenunewen, Thomas Corbet, John Lestrange, John son of Alan, Fulk son of Warin, Griffin son of Maddoc and Ralph le Botiller, to be of counsel and aid to John de Grey, appointed by Edward the king's son to keep the march of Wales between the county of Chester and South Wales and to be captain of his army for the defence of those parts against the Welsh.

Mandate to the wardens of Boston fair to be intendant to Peter de Gisorciis, taker of the king's wines, whom the king is sending there to take his right prise of wines with another 120 tuns.

May 11. Merton.

Protection, at the instance of R. earl of Cornwall, elected king of the Romans, for the burgesses of Lubek in Almain and their goods and merchandize ; and exemption of them from all the king's prise, so that nothing shall be taken of their goods to the use of the king or any other, so long as they be of good behaviour to the said Richard.

This letter is duplicated.

Renewal to Richard de Clenefeld of a pardon of all trespasses in the forest of Fekenham to 5 June, 38 Henry III, granted to him by letters patent made, as it appears by inspection of the rolls of the chancery, when the king was in Gascony, which are now lost.

May 13. Merton

Appointment, during pleasure, of John de Grey to keep the castle of Shrewsbury, answering at the exchequer for the issues, if any, as the keepers have been used to answer.

Mandate to Hugh de Acovre, sheriff of Salop, to deliver it to him.

May 15. Westminster.

Whereas R. earl of Cornwall, elected king of the Romans, being lately at Yarmouth and ready to go on board his ships to cross to Almain, caused to be taken in the king's forest of Colecestre, because of the shortness of time for his passage, to wit, in the wood of Kingeswude, 16 oaks ; in the wood of John de Boxstede, 20 oaks; and in the wood of Langeho small oaks (querculas) and rods to make bridges and hurdles to equip his ships, because the bridges and hurdles which the king had ordered the sheriff of Essex to have prepared against his passage were not ready; and John de Kaylly and John le Enveyse, servants of the said Richard, entered without warrant and cut down and took the same; the king accepts this ; and grants that the said John and John and others taken by them for this be quit and harmless touching such felling and taking.

Exemption, for life, of Hugh Fauvel from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions and from being made sheriff &c.

Ratification of a sale by Edward the king's son to Eleanor the queen and Peter de Sabaudia, for 6000 marks in hand paid, of the wardship of the castles and lands of the inheritance of Robert de Ferariis, earl of Derby, which the said Edward had by grant of the king ; with all fees and advowsons, wards, escheats and other profits falling in with the lands which Margery, countess of Ferrers holds in dower, if that dower fall in ; and in case Robert die before coming of age, then they shall have the wardship during the minority of William, his younger brother, or of any other heir, with the marriage of the said William or other heirs, as is contained in the said sale.

May 18. Westminster.

Whereas the king when last in Gascony pledged to Ellis de Camp[is], citizen of Bordeaux, by the hand of P. Chaceporc, then keeper of the wardrobe, cups, silver vessels, and other jewels for a certain sum, and after his return to England to him other silver vessels and jewels by the hands of Philip Lavel, the treasurer, and Artald de Sancto Romano, keeper of the wardrobe, as well for a certain tale of money lent to him as for wines which the king caused to be taken, to the use of the king and queen; and whereas the said Ellis kept the said vessels and jewels beyond the term for which they were pledged, and frequently supplicated the king that he would acquit them; the king, by the counsel of the said Philip and Artald, has given to the said Ellis for the money already advanced on them and for the weight of 50 marks, which he has delivered to the said Philip for the king's use above the sum advanced, all the said cups, vessels and jewels.

Simple protection without term, at the instance of R. the king's brother, elected king of the Romans, for the abbey of Hayles because the abbey is of the foundation of the said R.

Protection for Master Rostand, papal sub-deacon and chaplain, going to the court of Rome on the affairs of the king, with this addition that Thomas Dru and Joscelin Gaylard his proctors shall be maintained and defended by the king's bailiffs and lieges and the bailiffs shall lend effective aid to them whenever requested by the proctors to do so.

May 14. Westminster.

Grant to William de Taliva, citizen and merchant of Agen, in satisfaction of certain debts which the king cannot yet pay in full that he be quit of all prise except the ancient prise on his wines in two ships called La Portesjoie, of Oreford, and the Snellard.

May 20. Westminster.

Royal assent to the election of Mary, prioress of Werewell, to be abbess of that house; with mandate to Master Robert de Carevyle, official of the [bishop] elect of Winchester, and others of the vicegerents of the said elect, to do their part herein.

Protection, with clause rogamus, for the brethren of St. Mary of New Bethleem, dwelling and to dwell in London without Bishopesgate.

Grant, at the instance of brother John de Derlinton and his fellow, to Thomas Beneyt of St. Albans, to whom the king is bound in many debts, of exemption from all prises from the feast of St. Augustine, bishop of the English, 42 Henry III, for one year.

Whereas the king being lately in Gascony borrowed for the affairs of himself and of Edward his son, by the hands of P. Chacepork, then the treasurer, from Ellis Barbe, Raymond Makayn, Ellis Mon' and others, citizens of Bordeaux, 5000 marks, by bond of the king and surety of John son of Geoffrey, justiciary of Ireland, and the said P. Chacepork and others named in the bond, and promised to pay this sum out of the issues of bishoprics, abbeys and priories void at the date of the bond or falling void afterwards, and for the collection of such issues he appointed brother Robert de Maneby, William de Axemue and Master John de Chishull, by whose hands the said merchants have been satisfied of 2800 marks; the king promises to pay the residue of 2200 marks, to Raymond Makayn and Ellis Mon', or to their order, out of archbishoprics, bishoprics, abbeys and priories now void or falling void in Ireland, notwithstanding any mandate of the king from henceforth to be directed into Ireland of making livery of such issues to anyone, after the payments however, have been made to Amauvin de Varreys and others, which had been ordered to be made before the making of these presents, out of these things which belong to the king in Ireland. And the king wills that if, after the said payment to the said Amauvin and others there remains any of the said issues in the treasury of Ireland, these shall be forthwith delivered to the said Raymond and Ellis. And in the same manner as payments of the said 5000 marks was promised to be paid out of the issues aforesaid in England the said residue shall be paid to them out of the issues pertaining to the king in Ireland.

Mandate to Master William de Bakepuz, escheator in Ireland, to pay them the said 2200 marks, with 50 marks which the king has granted to them for their expenses in obtaining the said money, and the king will cause the same to be allowed to them.

Mandate to the treasurer in Ireland to permit this payment to be made.

The like to the justiciary of Ireland.

May 20. Westminster.

Grant, for life, to Master Henry de Abrincis, the king's poet (versificator), of two tuns of wine of the king's wines which are in the keeping of the chamberlains of London, to wit, a tun of vintage and a tun of wine of rack (de recko).

Mandate to Thomas Esperun and Matthew Bukerel, chamberlains of London, so long as they have the chamberlaincy of London, to let him have the said two tuns.

[May 20.] Westminster.

Grant, at the instance of Richard the king's brother, elected king of the Romans, of Cresse son of Master Mosseus, Jew of London, and Hagin his brother, who have laboured much in the service of the said Richard, that from the eve of the Ascension, 41 Henry III, they shall be quit, for five years, from all tallages and aids belonging to the king, for a mark and a half of gold, to wit, ½ mark from Cresse and 1 mark from Hagin, which they shall pay in the wardrobe, a moiety at Michaelmas and a moiety at Easter. [Fœdera.]

May 22. Westminster.

Mandate to the justices appointed for the keeping of the Jews to cause this to be done and enrolled.

Presentation of Master Rostand, papal sub-deacon and chaplain, to the church of St. Peter in the East, Oxford, void by the confirmation of Poncius de Poncio, sometime rector thereof, to be bishop of Saintes (Sanxoctonenn'); directed to the bishop of Lincoln.

Grant to Geoffrey Gacelyn of the wardship and marriage of the daughter and heir of Raymond de Luk, knight, lately deceased in the king's service in Wales, so that he may marry her to whom he will without disparagement. By K.

May 24. Westminster.

Licence, for life, for Richard de Sutton, canon of Lincoln, to hunt with his own dogs the hare, the fox, the cat, the badger (taxum) and the squirrel throughout the forests in the counties of Nottingham and Northampton.

Grant to the merchants of the duke of Brabant of Louvain (Lovan) that they may safely come to England with merchandise, stay there and return, at their will; and if any contention or discord arise with the said duke, the king will do them no harm without forty days' warning.

The like to the duke's merchants of Brussels.

Grant to William de Valencia, the king's brother, as it appears by search of the rolls of the Exchequer by Philip Lovel, the treasurer, that he owes at the Exchequer from the residue of the fees of Giffard, of the aid for making the king's eldest son a knight, 8l. 12s.; and of a prest by William de Plessetis 6l. 13s. 10d., that these sums shall be allowed him in the arrears of his fee; and the king renders him and his heirs quit of any debts to him up to the date of these presents.

May 24. Westminster.

Bond to the above Ellis Barbe, Raymond Makayn, Ellis Mon' and others, for their expenses in acquiring the aforesaid money, in 50 marks a year to be delivered to Raymond Makayn and Ellis Mon', until the debt be satisfied.

Exemption for life, at the instance of E. bishop of Salisbury, of William de Legh, of the county of Devon, from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff &c.

Protection, with clause, for one year from Michaelmas in this year, for Master John de Notingham, gone with F. archbishop of Dublin, to Ireland.

May 28. Westminster

Exemption, at the instance of W. bishop of Worcester, of Peter de Myllak, merchant, from all prise except the ancient prise on 117 tuns of wine which he is bringing this year from Gascony to Bristol.

May 28. Westminster

Appointment, during pleasure, of Henry de Penbroke to keep the county of Gloucester, rendering yearly at the Exchequer as much as William de Lessebergh rendered when he had it; and mandate to all to be intendant to him as the king's sheriff.

By ordinance of Henry de Bathonia and Philip Lovel, treasurer.

Mandate to the said William to deliver the county to him.

May 28. Westminster.

Confirmation of a grant by Pernell de Damenevill made in her free widowhood to the abbot and convent of St. Albans of the lands which she had in the towns of Crokesley, Oxeye and Mykelefeld and of her right in the lands late of John de Schelford and Beatrice his wife in those towns, which lands are of the fee of the said abbot, for which grant the abbot and convent have granted to her for life for her maintenance in secular habit the capital mansion (mansio) of Kaysho with 489 acres of arable land and 35 acres of mowable meadow and 40 acres of pasture, with rents, services and customs, and with husbote and haybote, and certain other liberties and acquittances as the writings between them more fully testify. And grant that if the abbey fall void or come into the king's hand, he will not lay hands on the said lands so long as she live in secular habit.

May 28. Westminster.

Presentation of John de Colecestre, chaplain, the king's almoner, to the church of Baketun Episcopi, in the king's gift by reason of the voidance of the bishopric of Norwich; directed to the archbishop of Canterbury.

Grant to Baldwin de Vile of the marriage of Isabel late the wife of John de Munemue, and the forfeiture due to the king if she marry without the consent of the same Baldwin.

May 28. Westminster.

Whereas the king has lent to William de Sancta Ermina his houses of Havering to lodge in, during pleasure, saving to Richard de Muntfichet the keeping thereof and his liberty belonging to the said keeping, the king grants that if they are damaged by fire while the said William holds them, neither the said Richard nor his heirs shall be bound to make restitution for such damage.

The prior and convent of Norwich have licence to elect a bishop, by William de Norwico, sacristan of that church, and Roger de Skernig, their fellow monks, coming to the king with letters patent of the chapter.

May 30. Westminster.

Grant to John Maunsel, treasurer of York, that he may have this time 80 tuns of wine, which he is bringing from Gascony and which are in the keeping of Peter le Graunt, quit of all prise except the ancient prise ; with mandate accordingly to the chamberlains of London and other takers of wines in England.

May 30. Westminster.

Exemption, at the instance of Simon de Monte Forti, earl of Leicester, of his burgesses of Leicester, for seven years from Midsummer, from all the king's prise from cloths and merchandise in all fairs and markets in the king's realm and power.

The like, at the like instance, of the burgesses of Edmund de Lacy of Pontefract.

June 1. Westminster.

Simple protection, without term, for the master and brethren of the hospital of St. James, Chichester.

The like for Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford and Essex, gone to Scotland by order of the king, so long as he be there.

The like, for seven years from Holy Trinity, for Agatha late the wife of William de Casingham ; in consideration of her service to King John and the king.

June 4. Westminster.

Notification that the king has inspected a letter obligatory of Queen Eleanor and Peter de Sabaudia to the abbot and convent of Cyrencestre touching a loan of 1000 marks made to the queen and Peter by Maynettus Spine and his fellows, merchants of Florence, for which loan the said abbot and convent are bound to the said merchants for the said queen and Peter; and gives his assent to the execution of the same.

The abbot and convent of Certeseye have like letters touching a like loan of 1000 marks.

The abbot and convent of Abbendon have the like touching a like loan of 1000 marks.

The abbot and convent of Hyde have the like touching a like loan of 1000 marks.

The abbot and convent of Pershore have the like touching a loan of 500 marks.

June 4. Westminster.

Exemption, at the instance of Richard the king's brother, king of the Romans, of William Blundel, clerk of the said Richard, from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff, &c. ; and from being compelled to take up the arms of a knight by reason of any tenement.

Simple protection for him for life, at the instance of the same Richard.

Acceptance of an account which the barons of the Exchequer received by order of queen Eleanor, to wit, of Master James, archdeacon of Salops', king's clerk, late treasurer of the queen, as well of all money received by him or the queen's clerks under him, as of all jewels and other things belonging to his keeping, from the time that he began to be the queen's treasurer until 4 June, 41 Henry III, on which day he retired from the king and the queen with the king's licence, because he wanted to continue his studies and to attend to the cures of his benefices ; the queen having accepted his said account, and made quittance thereof by letters patent, which the king has inspected ; so that neither he nor anyone in his name can be disquieted or called to account by the king, the queen or the said barons at any time hereafter.

Exemption, for life, of Walerand de Musceus [in the margin Mosceus] from being put on assizes, juries or recognitions, and from being made sheriff &c.

June 6. Westminster.

The like of Stephen son of Peter, at the instance of Ingram de Percy.

Exemption, at the instance of Margaret the king's daughter, queen of Scotland, for three years from Midsummer, of John Talevaz from suits of counties and hundreds; with mandate to bailiffs not to vex him again contrary to this grant.