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Dike of Westerham, Robert le Venur, Geoffrey Tredekeyl, William de
Pudindenn, Nicholas de Stafhurst, and William le Venur, imprisoned in the
Tower for trespass of venison in the king's park of Windsor, to six men
each, who shall mainpern to have them before the king body for body at
his order.

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Order to cause Roger de
Molis to be acquitted of 200 marks of the 400 marks in which he was lately
amerced for a trespass of the Forest before the justices last in eyre for pleas
of the Forest in co. Southampton, as the king has pardoned him 200 marks.

To Luke de Thany, justice of the Forest this side Trent. Order to
cause the prior and convent of Huntedon to have in the forest of Sappeley four
leafless oak-trunks [rohora) for fuel, of the king's gift.

To Richard de Holebrok, the king's steward. Order to cause Joan, late
the wife of Hugh de Lacy, to have seisin of the lands of her inheritance



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that Hugh at his death held of the king in chief, together with the issues
thereof, as she has taken oath before the king not to marry without his
licence and the king has taken her fealty for the lands.



Nov. 10.
Westminster.



Nov. 12.
Westminster.



Nov. 13.
Westminster.



MEMBRANE 1.

To the barons of the exchequer. Order to allow to the bailiff of Dunwich
in the payment of the ferm of the town twenty-four thousands of herrings
that the prior of Ely ought and is wont to receive from the ferm of that
town of the king's established alms, in the same way as they were allowed
to the bailiffs or keepers of the town when it was in the king's hands in
times past.

To the sheriff of Somerset. Order to cause to be replevied to Nicholas de
Apperl[eye] and Thomas de Hamelden until the next parliament after
Easter the lands in Compton that Alexander de Alneto formerly held in
chief, which were taken into the king's hands because Nicholas and Thomas
entered them without the king's licence, so that there may then be done
what ought of right to be done.

To Solomon de Koff[a] and his fellows, justices lately in eyre in co. Wilts.
Order to cause Thomas de Turbervill, imprisoned at Old Sarum for divers
trespasses charged upon him, to be released upon mainprise, as [it appears]
by the justices' record that Thomas is not so guilty as the king was given
to understand.

[To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer.] Order to cause WilUam
de Hugeford to be acquitted of the service of four knights' fees that he
ought to have done to the king in his army of Wales in his fifth year,
which service is exacted from William for the lands that he holds of the
inheritance of John son of John son of Alexander, a minor in the king's
wardship, as the king has pardoned him this service in consideration of
his praiseworthy service to him in Wales and in the Welsh marches.

To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king, on 8
June last, committed to Kobert Tibotot his towns and castles of Kermerdin
and Cardigan and all other castles and lands in West Wales, and also the
office of justice of West Wales, which Bogo de Knovill previously had by
the king's commission, for five years from Easter last, so that he should
receive all issues thereof in the king's name during all that time, provided
that he shall not make alienation of anything pertaining to the towns,
castles and lands, but at the end of each of the live years he shall certify
the king of the value of the towns, castles and lands, to wit in rents, pleas,
perquisites, profits {appntimiwHtix) and all other issues and of the issues of
the justiceship by a roll to be delivered to the exchequer, the king wil-
ling and granting that Robert shall be quit of the issues received in the
meantime ; and Bogo has paid to Eobert 88^. 2s. Od. of the said issues from
Easter until 10 June last, as Kobert has acknowledged before the king, and
Robert is charged with this sum at the exchequer contrary to the form of
the commission aforesaid : the king orders them to discharge and acquit
Robert of this sum.

To Thomas de Normanvill, the king's steward. Whereas the king, at
the prosecution of Margaret de Ros, one of the sisters and heiresses of Peter
de Brus, tenant in chief, many times ordered the steward to warn Walter de
Faucumberg, who married Agnes, Peter's second sister, Marmaduke de
Twang, who married Peter's third sister, and John de Bella Aqua, who



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married Laderina, Peter's fourth sister, to be before the king at a cer-
tain day to receive their purparties of Peter's Imights' fees, which had been
insufficiently divided amongst his heiresses and parceners, and the heiresses
and parceners did not appear to receive reasonable purparties, whereupon
the king, not wishing to injure Margaret, who had received much less from
the fees than pertained to her, and who had besought the king to cause her
purparty to be assigned to her, committed to her certain fees to hold during
pleasure [as at jmge 90, ahore] ; the king afterwards, with the assent of
Marmaduke, John, and Margaret, has assigned to Marmaduke and Lucy
[his wife] three fees that William de Percy of Kildale holds ; three parts of
a fee that William de Bonigton, Hugh de Lakenby, and William de
Moubray of Tainton hold ; a moiety of a fee in Liverton that Henry son
of Conan holds ; a moiety of a fee that William de Eoseles holds ;
a quarter of a fee that Geoffrey de Pyketon holds ; a moiety of a fee in
Seton and Tocotes, which Adam de Seton and John de Tocotes held ; a fee
in Thormoteby that the prior of Gisebum holds ; a fee that Eobert de
Nevill and William la [sic) Latimer hold ; a fee that Eobert de Het . . ,
Richard de Normanby, and Eoger Lost hold. The king has also assigned to
John de Bella Aqua a fee that Robert de Lasceles holds ; a fee and a half
that John Mauleverer holds ; three parts of a fee that Richard Malebys
holds ; a fee that John de Hamerton holds ; half a fee that Master Alan
de Eughford holds ; half a fee that Robert de Pontefracto holds ; quarter
of a fee that William son of Thomas de Merston holds ; quarter of a fee
that Stephen le Waleys and John le Vavasur hold ; a fee that Philip de
Kyme holds ; half a fee in Cave and Couseby that Matthew de Loveyne
holds ; a fee that Robert de Boterwyk holds ; a quarter of a fee that John
le Vavasur holds ; half a fee in Colton that the heirs of Gace de Chaunun
hold ; half a fee in Waleton and Camelesford, which the heirs of Roger de
Brus and 'William de Aton hold. The king has also assigned to Margaret
1^ fees in Gervordeby and Quixeley, which William Mauleverer holds ;
If fees that Robert de Scotherschelf, Roger Sturmy, and Robert Gouer
hold ; half a fee that Adam de Tocotes and Matthew de Glaphou hold ; a
fee that Ambrose de Camera and Geoffrey Maucovenant hold ; three parts
of a fee that belonged to the aforesaid Peter in co. Westmoreland ; a moiety
of a fee that Robert de Holand, William de Catherton, Eoger de Slen,
Adam de Hoghton, Ralph de Katerhale, Hugh de Mitton, the heirs of
William le Warde, John de Eston, Roger de Barlig, and the heirs of Roger
son of Eylward hold in co. Lancaster ; two fees in Anneysburton of the
fee of Merley, which William son of Thomas de Craystok and Robert de
Somervile hold ; half a fee in Skakelthorp, which the heirs of Richard de
Stiveton hold ; half a fee that William de Harpeham holds ; half a fee
in Grimeston, which Eoger Grimet holds. The king has also assigned
to Walter, who was warned to be before the king to receive his
purparty of the fees and was absent, three fees that William de Colevill
holds ; half a fee that Kobert Busce . . . holds ; three parts of a fee that
Andrew de Boythorp and his parceners hold ; a quarter of a fee that
Eobert de Pothou holds ; a fee that William de Mauteby holds ;
a quarter of a fee in Apelton that Walter de Paucumberg holds ;
half a fee that William Humet and other free tenants in
Lufthuses hold; half a fee in Barton in Eichemund that John Grimbaud
and Eichard de Hodeleston hold ; a fee in Edelesthorp and Oseburn that
Eobert de Fritheby holds ; a fee in Heudrenesse of the fee of Morleye ; a
quarter of a fee in Croun that Reginald son of Peter holds ; half a fee that
William Loreng holds. It is provided that if Marmaduke and Lucy, John
and Margaret have more by this assignment than pertains to them of the
fees, and if Walter will come to the king's court and make plaint, the king



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may cause all the fees to be taken into his hands and may cause them to be
equally divided between the heirs and parceners aforesaid. The king orders
the steward to deUver the aforesaid fees to Marmaduke and Lucy, John,
Margaret and Walter.

To K. bishop of Durham. Order to dehver to the said Marmaduke de
Tweng and Lucy his wife the fee that Robert de Brus holds of Walter de
Faucumberg in liesternesse, which Walter, who married Agnes, second
sister and co-heiress of Peter de Brus, holds of the bishop as part of his
purparty of the knights' fees that belonged to Peter, as the king has assigned
this fee to Marmaduke and Lucy.

To the justices in eyre in co. Lincoln. Order to pay the king's alms
called ' deodands ' from their eyre in that county and in other counties to
John de Sancto Dionisio, keeper of the house of the C'onversi, London, as the
king lately granted the alms to the Friars Preachers of London for three
years, in aid of the transference of their house, and after that time to the
Conoersi of his house at London to complete the fabric of their chapel, which
the late king foimded there, and in aid of the restoration and maintenance
of the buildings of that place. [Fcedera.]

The like to the justices next in eyre in co. Devon.

To the sheriff of Lincoln. Order to permit the prior of Alvingham to
enter and possess in peace Ij bovates in Retheby of his own fee, as the
king has granted to him licence to buy it notwithstanding the statute of
mortmain.

Nov. 16. To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king is

Westminster, bound, in consideration of the lands that John de Burgo, the elder, lately
deceased, granted to him, to acquit all the debts in which John was bound
to certain Jews by his charters, the king orders them to call before them
the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews, and, after inspecting and
searching the rolls of the exchequer and the rolls of the said justices and the
king's writ directed to the justices concerning the debts of Jews, to cause
Robert son of Walter and Dervorgoilla, his wife, and Robert Grelle and
Hawisia, his wife, nieces of the said John, to be acquitted of all debts in
which John was indebted to any Jews, and cause the charters made under
John's name and the names of Jews for any debts whatsoever to be with-
drawn from every chest of the chirographers {area cirofjrapharia) or else-
where in the treasury and to be delivered to Robert, Dervorgoilla, Robert
and Hawisia.

To the justices appointed for the custody of the Jews. Whereas the king
pardoned Thomas Paynel 60^. exacted from him as one of the tenants of the
lands that belonged to Godfrey le Clerc of Werldham for the king's use of
Jews' debts, and the king ordered them to cause Thomas to be acquitted
thereof, and to cause Godfrey's charters concerning the debt to be withdrawn
from the chest of the chirographers of London and delivered to Thomas ;
and the justices have signified to the king that only i6l. of the said debt
are exacted from Thomas, and they have therefore superseded executing the
king's order : the king orders them to cause Thomas to be acquitted of the
said 4:51., and to cause the said charters to be delivered to him, and to cause
this to be so done and enrolled.

Nov. 16. To the justices next in eyre for pleas of the Forest in co. Oxford. Order

Westminster, not to molest Robert de Veer, earl of Oxford, for taking a buck and a doe
in the forest of Bernewode without the king's licence, as the king has
pardoned him.



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To the treasurer and barons of the exchequer. Whereas the king has
inspected a charter that (lilbert son of William de Cabineleye made to
Robert son of Roger of all the land that Gilbert had in Cabineleye and
Yetlington, co. Northumberland, to hold of the late king in chief, doing to
the said king the service contained in his charter to William de Cabinel[eye],
Gilbert's father, to wit SOs. of the old ferm and 24s. of the yearly (?)....
of Yetlington, and 54s. of the increment, and doing the foreign service of
cornage, suit of county [court] and truncage to the castle of Hamburg, as
he and his ancestors were wont to do, for all service, custom, servitude and
demand ; the king orders the treasurer and barons to cause Robert and his
men in the said manors to be acquitted of the tallage of 7 marks at which
his men were tallaged in the 33rd year of the late king, and of the tallage
of 8 marks in the 36th year, and of the tallage of 10 marks in the 42nd
year, and of the tallage of 10 marks in the 45th year, and of the tallage of
10 marks in the 53rd year.

To the bailiff of Queen Eleanor, the king's consort. Order to cause
Matilda, late the wife of Robert Walerand, to have henceforth 11 marks of
yearly rent in the manor of Herdewik, as it is testified before the king that
Matilda ought to have this rent as what she had of the gift of Ralph
Eussel, her father, and Isabella, her mother, in free marriage. By C.

To the sheriff of Gloucester. Order to deliver the said Matilda a third of
the manor of Derham in that county, to have in dower, as the king lately
caused the third to be taken into his hands because he was given to under-
stand that Matilda, who held it in dower, ought not to have dower thereof,
and it is now agreed in the king's court that she shall have dower
thereof. By C.



MEMBRANE lid.

1280.
Nov. 26. Roger de Clifford, the younger, acknowledges that he owes to Walter

Westminster. Sauvage 14 marks ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and
chattels in co. Westmoreland.

Cancelled un payment.

Gwenus son of Griffin acknowledges that he owes to R. bishop of Bath

. and Wells, the chancellor, 12 marks 7s. Orf. ; to be levied, in default of

payment, of his lands and chattels in co. Salop.



Enrolment of deed of Adam de Novo Mercato to Sir Robert Thybetot and
Eva his wife for her life and to Robert's heirs of 81. yearly of rent in
Bentley, Arkeseye, Shaftholm, Almeholm, Ulcotes, Tyls, and Ewehuse, and
of all his wood, meadow, pasture, etc., in the said towns, with the adowson
of the church of the town of Arkeseye : to have and to hold of Adam,
rendering therefor a rose at Midsummer. He also releases to them his
right in the land that Robert has of the demise of Thomas de Arcy. Wit-
nesses: Sir Thomas Weylond, Sir Ralph de Hengham, Sir Geoffrey de
Neubaud, Sir William de Brompton, Sir Roger de Leycestria, Sir John de
Luvetot, Sir Robert de Wileby, Sir Robert Morteine, Sir William son of
Thomas, Sir Peter de Cestre, Sir Robert de Dunham, Sir Geoffrey de
Wyleford, Sir Hugh de Stapilford, Sir William de Nor[man]ton.

Memorandimi that Adam came into chancery and acknowledged the
premises, and bound him and his heirs to warranty.



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Membrane lid — cont.

Henry (?) de Lathum acknowledges that he owes to William Burnel
15L ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and chattels in co.
Lancaster.

Certain statutes maile by the kiiii/ and his council in co. Westmoreland. The
king of England, who has to guard and govern the [peace] and the
people, wills and commands that his peace shall be common to all men
who are of the peace, and as to the complaints that were made to him
lately when he was in the county of Westmerilaund, and in order to avoid the
grievances made heretofore by assemblies and congregations that the sheriff
calls his tourn, which he makes more often in the year than is necessary,
of four men and the reeve of every town in divers places, without the
authority and warrant of the king, that is to say in Kendale and elsewhere in
Westmerilaund, the king wills and commands that the sheriff shall henceforth
make one tourn and no more in the year ; that is to say that in Kendale
and elsewhere in Westmerilaund four men and the reeve shall come from
each town once a year at a certain day after Easter and at a certain place,
to wit at Kirkeby in Kendale or at Kirkeby in Lounesdale, before the
sheriff and coroners to do what pertains to keeping the peace in those
parts, to wit to indict outlaws, thieves, felons, evildoers, and receivers in
the same manner as the king does elsewhere in his realm. And the
king wills that the other towns of Westmerilaund shall come at
certain days in another certain place or to two certain places most con-
venient and least grievous for them. And the king wills that the statute
shall be kept aright concerning persons indicted and other evil doers,
robbers and thieves, as it is kept elsewhere in the realm. Concerning the
complaints of grievances done to the people by Serjeants by power of
their bailiwick and by abusing their power in the same county, the king
wills and commands that no loyal man shall be aggrieved by attachment
or by fine, as has been done heretofore. And if any loyal man shall be
taken or attached or aggrieved by attachment or ' otherwise so that he will
not make fine with them to avoid their malice, his neighbours who know
him to be good and loyal may have him under plevin until the sheriff and
coroners know by general inquisition if the Serjeants have grieved him
wrongly or rightly, and there shall be done concerning him what shall be
found by the inquisition and according to the statute. And those who
have maliciously aggrieved him shall be punished according to the statute.
The king, however, does not intend by this that the Serjeants shall lose
their power to take and attach thieves and other notorious and known
evildoers and their receivers, and those who by the testimony of approved
men are bound to evil deeds {inauveis).

And to avoid the grievances and evils that the sheriff or their Serjeants
have done to the towns of the same county by summoning them too
frequently, and otherwise travailing them to be at the delivery of prisons
and gaols, and by taking fines and amercements from them for such reasons
grievously at the will of the sheriffs and their Serjeants, the king wills that
henceforth no delivery of such prisons or gaols shall be made by the
sheriffs or by the Serjeants without the king's writ of gaol-delivery, or
other writ according to what is used in the realm.

The king wills that henceforth the sheriff or his Serjeants shall not take
fine for delivering such prisoners, because by the taking of such fines the
loyal people have been much aggrieved and the thieves much encouraged
(rec/nez). And moreover the king wills that when the men of the county
ought to be amerced, the amercements shall be taxed in full county by
good and lawful men, as ought to be done and according to the statute,
and not at the will of the sheriff or his Serjeants.



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1280.

Membrane lid — cont.

For the rest, the king wills that women-brewers (braceresses) in that
county may not for one amercement brew and sell all the year contrary to the
assize and to their profit and to the damage of the people, but that they
shall be punished according to the award of the county [court], as is done
elsewhere in the realm. French. [Ryley, Placita, p. 443.]

Roger de Clifford acknowledges that he owes to Bartholomew de Cas-
tello A31. 15.S. Od ; to be levied, in default of payment, of his lands and
chattels. To do this he found as sureties John Tregoz, John le Estraunge,
and Thomas de Chaunceus who made like recognisance.

Isabella de Albiniaco, countess of Arundel, acknowledges that she has
received from Richard de la Vache 300 marks, in which he was indebted to
her for the custody of the lands, daughters and heiresses of Thomas
Maunsel and their marriages, and for the ransom of Thomas's lands, which
Slim Richard acknowledged in the roll of the first year of the king, and of
which he is wholly acquitted by her recognisance.

Imbert de Monte Ferrandi acknowledges that he owes to Diutettus
Willelmi and Hugh Pape 311. 10s. Od.; to be levied, in default of payment, of
his lands and chattels in co. Leicester.

Robert Aguillion made acknowledgment for the same money to the same
Nutus and Hugh ; to be levied of his goods and chattels in Imbert 's
default.

Imbertus de Monte Ferrandi acknowledges that he owes to the said
Detautus and Hugh Pape 371. lO.s. Od.; to be levied, in default of payment,
of his lands and chattels in co. Derby.

Enrolment of deed of Philip de Hamme witnessing that whereas he has
given to Philip Burnell, son of Sir Hugh Burnell, his messuage and land in
Hamme, he appoints Bartholomew de Castello and William de Valle Torta
to deliver seisin thereof to Philip. Dated at London, the eve of St. Lucy,
9 Edward.

Enrolment of grant by Philip son of Philip de Hamme to the said Philip
Burnel of all his tenement in Hamme, in the parish of Kyngeston : to hold
of the chief lords of the fee, doing to them all services. Witnesses ; Sir
Robert Tybetot, Sir Hamo Hauteyn, knights ; Sir John de Kyrkeby ; Sir
John de Lenham, Sir John de Valle Torta, Sir William Burnell, Sir
Laurence de Sancto Michaele, knights ; Richard de Brademere, Henry
Pykot, Hugh de Escambio, Ralph Waukelyn, Thomas de Sancto Michaele.

Enrolment of grant from Simon, the king's surgeon {surwjicus), to Philip
de Belvaco, his son, and to Matilda, Philip's wife, of his messuage called
'La Ryole' in the city of London, and of lOl. of yearly rent from the abbot
and convent of Stratford, which messuage and rent Rimon had of the king's
gift : to hold to them and their heirs with all appurtenances and liberties
that the king granted to Simon. Witnesses : Sir Thomas Bek, bishop of
St. Davids, Sir Anthony Bek, and Sir John de Kirkeby, Sir John de Lovetot,
John son of John, Hugh son of Oto, knights ; Gregory de Rokesleye, then
mayor of London ; Nicholas de Wyntonia and William de Farndon, sheriffs
of the same ; Henry de Coventre, then alderman; Poncius de la More, John
de Gisors, Walter le Cornewaleys, Henry le Waleys, Henry de Gildeford,
clerk.

Vacated, because otherwise hdvir,



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12^0- Membrane lld—cont.

Enrolment of agreement made between Philip le Tayllur and Philip de
Belvaco, son of Master Simon the king's surgeon, witnessing that whereas
Philip le Tayllur has given to Philip de Belvaco Matilda his daughter to
wife, Philip le Tayllur has granted to Philip de Belvaco and Matilda all the
lands that the same — [IiKomplete] .

Vacateil.

Master Adam de Fileby came before the king, on Friday the feast of St.
Luke, and sought to replevy his land in Seleburn and La Rode, which was
taken into the king's hands for his default before the justices in eyre in
CO. Southampton against Walter de Droweys and Alice his wife.

The underwritten have quittance of the common summons [of the eyre]
in CO. Wilts :

William de Valencia.

Roger de Mortuo Mari.

Edmund, earl of Cornwall.

The abbot of Battle.

The abbot of Cirencestre.

G. bishop of Worcester.

John Giffard of Brumesfeld.

Edmund, the king's brother.

R. bishop of Salisbury.

Margery de Cantilupo.

John de la Mare.

The prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England.

William de Brehus.

John de Bezill'.

Peter de Monte Forti.

Matthew de Columbariis.

Matilda Walrand.

The abbess of St. Mary's, Winchester.

Alan le Bretun.

Geoffrey de Piccheford.

Milicent de Monte Alto.

Eustace de Hacche.

Ralph Pipard.

William Barache and Isabella his wife.

Reginald de Grey.

John Lovel.

The abbess of Godestowe.

Patrick de Cadurcis.

Robert de Westhach.

Ela Lungespe, countess of Warwick.

The abbot of Rading.

Roger de Lokinton.

Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln.

The prior of Merton.

The master of the military order of the Temple m England.

William son of Warin.

MEMBRANE lOd.

Enrolment of agreement made, on 12 December, 9 Edward, between the
kino- and Queen Eleanor, his consort, on the one part, and Lady Christma
de Marisco, on the other, that Christina shall give and render to the kmg



112 CALENDAE OF CLOSE EOLLS.

"^ ' Meinhrane lOd — cont.

and queen all her castles, fortresses, lands, with advowsons of churches,
knights' fees, homages and services, villeins and their offspring, etc., in



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