close Roll 1 Richard II

1
21 Jan. 1378
To Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, T. of Ire.

ORDER to cause the seal of Ex. to be brought before the Jcr so that it may be made anew under the K.'s name.1

C: 

RCH.

N: 

Rep. RCI 1816–20, 8th rep., p. 385.

Footnotes: 

1 This is the first item in RCI roll §37, identified as follows in RCH: 'Rotulus clausus de anno 1 Ric. II' (=§§1–120 below).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife

This glossary is by no means comprehensive. Readers may also wish to consult standard references books such as Joseph Byrne, Byrne’s dictionary of local Irish History from the earliest times to c.1900 (Cork, 2004); P. G. Osborn, Osborn’s concise law dictionary, ed. Sheila Bone (London, 2001).

Abbreviations

  • AN = Anglo-Norman
  • Ir. = Irish
  • Lat. = Latin
  • ME = Middle English
  • OED = Oxford English Dictionary

 

Term

Explanation

advowson

The right of patronage or presentation to a church benefice.

allocate, writ of

A writ authorizing allowance to be made by the officers of the Ex. of a specified amount: often this amount is to be off-set against the debts owed to the K. by the beneficiary.

alterage

A form of affinity proscribed in late medieval Ireland between the Irish and the English, whereby a man stood sponsor for a child at baptism; (also) gossipred.

assize

Technical term for legal proceedings or various kinds. See mort d’ancestor, novel disseisin.

avener [Lat. avarius]

provider of oats, esp. for the household of the K. or his chief governor

avoirdupois

Miscellaneous merchandise sold by weight.

bonnaght [Ir. buannacht]

The billeting of mercenaries or servants.

cask

See tun.

certiorari, writ of

Letters close issued by the K. to his officers commanding them to supply information to him concerning a specified matter, normally by searching the records.

chattels

Property, goods, money: as opposed to real property (land).

dicker [Lat. dacra]

A measure of 10 hides.

dower

Portion (one third) of a deceased husband’s estate which the law allows to his widow for her life.

escheat

The reversion of land to the lord of the fee to the crown on failure of heirs of the owner or on his outlawry.

extent

A survey and valuation of property, esp. one made by royal inquisition.

falding [Ir. fallaing]

A kind of coarse woollen cloth produced in Ireland; the mantle or cloak made from the same.

fee-farm
 

A fixed annual rent payable to the K. by chartered boroughs.

fotmel [Lat. fotmellum]

A measure of lead.

engrossment

Technical term: the action of writing out, for instance patent letters and charters; (also) the documents thus written out.

enrolment

Technical term: the action of recording in the records of the K., esp. the registering of a deed, memorandum, recognizance; (also) the specific item or record thus enrolled.

hanaper

A repository for the keeping of money. The ‘clerk of the hanaper in chancery’ was the chancery official responsible for the receipt of fines for the issue, engrossment and ensealing of writs, patents and charters issued by the chancery.

herberger [Lat. herbergerius, hospitator]

One sent on before to purvey lodgings for an army, a royal train (OED).

galangal [AN galyngale]

The aromatic rhizome of certain Asian plants of the genera Alpinia and Kaempferia, of the ginger family, used in cookery and herbal medicine; (also) any of these plants (OED).

generosus [Lat.]

Term designating social status: translated as ‘gentleman’.

king's widow [Lat. vidua regis]

The widow of a tenant in chief: so called because whe was not allowed to marry a second time without royal licence.

knights’ fees

Units of assessment of estates in land. Originally a single knight’s fee was the amount of land for which the military service of one knight (=knight service) was required by the crown. ‘Fee’ derives from the Latin feudum, which in other contexts translated as ‘fief’. In practice the descent of landed estates meant that many knights’ fees came to be subdivided and, in the later Middle Ages, personal service was frequently commuted to money payments (=scutage).

liberate, writ of

A chancery writ issued to the treasurer and chamberlains of the Ex. authorizing them to make payment of a specified amount, often the annual fees, wages and rewards of the K.’s officers.

linch [Lat. lincia]

A measure of tin.

livery

The delivery of seisin, or possession, of an estate hitherto held in the K.’s hand, for instance when a minor reaches the age of majority.

mainprize

Legal term: the action of undertaking to stand surety (=‘mainpernor’) for another person; the action of making oneself legally responsible for the fulfilment of a contract or undertaking by another person (OED).

mass [Lat. messa]

A standard measure of metal.

messuage

A portion of land occupied, or intended to be occupied, as the site for a dwelling house; (also) a dwelling house together with outbuildings and the adjacent land assigned to its use (OED).

mort d’ancestor, assize of [Lat. assisa mortis antecessoris]

A legal process to recover land of which the plaintiff’s ancestor (father, mother, uncle, aunt, brother sister, nephew or niece) died seised (=in possession), possession of which was since taken by another person.

nolumus, clause of [Lat. cum clausula nolumus]

A standard clause inserted especially in letters of protection by which pleas and suits are delayed for a specified period of time.

novel disseisin, assize of [Lat. assisa nove disseisine]

A legal process to recover land from which the plaintiff claims to have been dispossessed (=disseised).

pensa See wey.
piece [L. pecia] A standard quantity of merchandise.
pendent seal Seal hanging from engrossed letters patent attached to a tongue or tag of parchment.
perpresture An illegal encroachment upon royal property.
plica A fold along the foot of engrossed letters patent and charters to create a double thickness of parchment, used for attaching the ‘great seal pendent’ to the letters. An incision was made in the plica and through which a tag of parchment was attached. A wax impression of a seal was then affixed to the tag.
protection An act of grace by the K., granted by chancery letters, by which the recipient is to be free from suits at law for a specified term; granted especially to persons crossing overseas or otherwise out of reach of the courts in the K.’s service.
quare impedit, writ of An action brought to recover the advowson of a benefice, brought by the patron against the bishop or other person hindering the presentation.
scutage The commutation of personal military service to the crown for a money payment. Normally called ‘royal service’ in Ireland.
seisin Formal legal possession of land.
sendal [Lat. cendallum; ME cendal] A thin rich silken material (OED).
stallage [Lat. stallagium, estallagium] Payment for a market stall.
tun [Latdolium] A large cask or barrel, esp. of wine.
valettus A term designating social status: translated ‘yeoman’.
Vidua Regis [Lat.] See King's widow.
volumus, clause of [Lat. cum clausula volumus] A standard clause inserted esp. in letters of protection by which pleas and suits are delayed for a specified period of time. In full the clause runs: volumus quod interim sit quietus de omnibus placitis et querelis (=we wish that meanwhile he be quit of all pleas and plaints).
waif A piece of property which is found ownerless and which, if unclaimed within a fixed period after due notice given, falls to the lord.
waivery [AN weiverie] The technical term for proceedings of outlawry in the case of women.
wey [Lat. pensa, peisa, pisa] A standard of dry-goods weight.
worsted [ME wyrstede] A woollen fabric or stuff made from well-twisted yarn spun of long-staple wool combed to lay the fibres parallel (OED).
writ [Lat. brevis] Letters close containing commands by the K. to certain specified persons, esp. royal officers. Returnable writs, which were not normally enrolled in the chancery rolls, were to be returned by the officer to chancery with details of the actions taken by the officer in response to the contents. See also allocate, certiorari, liberate.
2
[21 Jan. 1378]

MEMORANDUM that on the same day, by reason of the said writ, the said seal [of the Ex., as in §1] was brought before the Jcr.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here has been inferred from that of §1.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
3
22 Jan. 1378
To Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, T. of Ire.

ORDER to cause the said seal [of the Ex., as in §1] to be made anew under the K.'s name according to the said concord .

C: 

RCH.

N: 

Rep. RCI 1816–20, 8th rep., p. 385.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
4
[No date.]

MEMORANDUM that Edward III, grandfather of the present K., appointed James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire.

T: 

BL, Add. MS 4798, f. 32r–32v.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 21.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
5
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Thomas Everdoun clk pleads that from the time of the death of Edward III, the late K., grandfather of the present K. [21 June 1377], he laboured in the company of James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr, in cos. Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Kilkenny; and also as clerk of the C. of Ire., doing all things pertaining to that office until Michaelmas last [1377], and afterwards in cos. Carlow, Kildare and Dublin, until the arrival of R[obert Wikeford], abp Dublin, C. of Ire., without receiving anything from the present K., or his grandfather, for his expenses and labours. He seeks remedy. On the advice of the Jcr and council, the K. has granted him 5m of his gift. ORDER to pay Thomas that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §72.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
6
22 Feb. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER, by petition, to pay William fitz William, constable of Wicklow castle, that which is in arrears of his fee [as constable].

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
7
26 Jan. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay £30 to Thomas Everdoun in order to pay the K.'s wages.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
8
6 Apr. 1378
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears of John Keppok, formerly justice at pleas following the Jcr in Ire. of Edward III, the late K., grandfather of the present K., of his annual fee of £40 while he held that office, and concerning 40d a day that he takes while holding that office, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. for that time returning their findings to the K. in the chancery of Ire.

They returned that it is agreed that the arrears of John from 22 March [1373] 47 Edw. III until 22 June [1374] 48 Edw. III, viz. 1¼ years, amount to £13 10s ¾d; and his arrears from the said 22 June [1374] until 22 Sept. [1375] 49 Edw. III, viz. 1¼ years, amount to £20 10s 2d; and his arrears from that 22 Sept. until 20 June [1377] 51 Edw. III, viz. 1¾ years except two days, amount to £69 15s 7½d. His arrears of the 40d daily from 15 Nov. [1373] 47 Edw. III until 31 Oct. [1375] 49 Edw. III, viz. 1¾ years and 77 days, amount to £17 8s 7d; and his arrears of the same from […] Nov. [1375] 49 Edw. III until 20 June [1377] 51 Edw. III […] amount to £99 […].

Wishing that satisfaction be made to John, ORDER to pay him the said sums.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §211.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
9
10 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To Robert Lughteburgh, escheator of Ire.

Walter Lenfaunt kt, who held of the K. in chief, has died. ORDER to take into the K.'s hand the lands of which he was seised as of fee, to keep the same until he should receive further order and to hold an inquisition post mortem.

T: 

BL, Add. MS 4798, f. 32v.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 177; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
10
18 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears of Robert Sutton, formerly keeper of the chancery rolls of Edward III, the late K., grandfather of the present K., of his fee of £10 p.a., the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. from that time, returning their findings to the K. in the chancery of Ire.

They returned that it is agreed that Robert's arrears from 4 Feb. [1375] 49 Edw. III until 4 Aug. [1376] 50 Edw. III, viz. 1½ years, amount to 20s; and his arrears from 4 Feb. [1377] 51 Edw. III until 20 June following, viz. a quarter year and 44 days, amount to 74s ¾d.

Wishing that satisfaction be made to Robert of the said sums, ORDER to pay him those 20s and 74s ¾d.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §212.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
11
20 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears of James Butler, e. Ormond, formerly constable Dublin castle of Edward III, the late K., of his annual fee of £18 5s, viz. for all the time he was Edward III's constable, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. for the time of Edward III concerning the premises, returning their findings to the K. in the chancery of Ire.

They returned that it is agreed that the arrears of the earl's fee from 2 April [1372] 46 Edw. III until 2 Jan. [1374] 48 Edw. III, viz. 2¾ years, amount to £13 5s 5d; and that his arrears from the said 2 Jan. until 20 June [1377] 51 Edw. III, viz. 2¼ years and 79 days, amount to £45 3d. Wishing that the earl be satisfied of the said debts, ORDER to pay him the said sums.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §158.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
12
29 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. or his dep., and the chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. wishes to provide for the remuneration of the venerable father, Robert [Wikeford], abp Dublin, C. of Ire., for the expenses and labours he sustained in the K.'s service in coming both to the K.'s council lately held at Castledermot, and also to the K.'s parliament summoned and held there on Monday next after Ash Wednesday last [8 March 1378], and for continually staying at the council and parliament for four weeks. On the advice of the K.'s council of Ire., the K. has granted £20 to the same archbishop, the K.'s C., to have of his gift by name of reward for the said reasons. ORDER to pay him the said £20.1

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §104.

T: 

Parls & councils, §59 (item A) (where the item is numbered E 101/246/5, §103).

C: 

RCH; Lib. mun. pub. Hib., i, pt 2, p. 202.

Footnotes: 

1 The £20 was disallowed on audit: see Parls & councils, §59 (items B and C).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
13
23 May. 1378
[…]
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay 51s to Nicholas Dagworth kt, one of the K.'s justices appointed to inquire concerning trespasses and felonies in Ire., and to hear and determine the same, for the wages of two archers that Nicholas had in his company at the K.'s wages, each taking 6d a day from 2 April [1378] last until 22 May following, viz. 51 days inclusive.1

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §21.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 20; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The place where the letter was dated is faded in the Ms.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
14
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

ORDER to levy debts that various men of the land of Ire. owed Edward III, the late K.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 22; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
15
24 Apr. 1378
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Robert Sutton, keeper of the rolls of the chancery of Ire., 100s arrears of his annual fee of £20 from 21 Jan. [1378] last until 21 April following, viz. a quarter year.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §200.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
16
6 May. 1378
Dublin
To the T., or his Lt, and the chamberlains of the Ex.

The K.'s beloved John Beek, citizen of the K.'s city of Dublin, has shown by his petition displayed to the Jcr and others of the K.'s council in Ire. in his parliament lately summoned and held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday last [8 March 1378] that one John Scrope, in the time when he was clerk of the wages and works in Ire. of the lord Edward [III], late K. of Eng., grandfather of the present K., took various goods and chattels from the said John Beek worth 71s for the late K.'s use. And although John Beek sued by his petition displayed to William Windsor, then governor and keeper of Ire., and others of the late K.'s council, for payment of the said 71s, he has been unable to have payment of those 71s and still does not have it. He seeks payment of the said 71s.

By a record concerning this sent from the Ex. to the chancery by the K.'s order it appears that John Beek delivered various goods and chattels to the sum of 71s to the said John Scrope for the use of Edward III, as aforesaid. Wishing that right be done in this part both for himself and for John Beek, the K. ordered the T. and barons of his Ex. that, having examined the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. both from the time of Edward III and the present K., if it appeared that John Beek had any allowance of the 71s then they should inform the K. of their findings in chancery. The T. and barons returned that they could not find that the said John Beek had any such allowance of the 71s. Because the K. wishes that John Beek be satisfied of those 71s, ORDER to pay him that sum from the K.'s treasury.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §127.

T: 

Parls & councils, §58 (where the item is numbered E 101/246/5, §126).

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 22; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
17
24 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Murghe Obreen, having assembled a great force [magna potencia] of Irishmen, the K.'s enemies and rebels of Munster, lately came to Leinster in aid of the K.'s enemies there, proposing to wage war on the K.'s lieges in Leinster and do his utmost to destroy those parts. The Jcr and council, together with the prelates, magnates, peers and commons assembled in the K.'s parliament summoned and held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday last [8 March 1378], perceiving the damage and evil that Murghe might easily do with his said force in Leinster if he were permitted to remain there without resistance, ordained and agreed among themselves in the K.'s parliament that Murghe should have 100m so that he would withdraw himself from Leinster with his force, and that thenceforth he would never commit, or cause to be committed, any further evils there. [And the said Murghe undertook to do the same by swearing on the holy gospels before the said council.] And the clergy and commons of cos. Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny and Wexford agreed to pay the said 100m, with the exception of 9m, to be levied from them for the use of Murghe. And because Murghe did not wish or intend withdraw from Leinster with his company unless he was satisfied immediately and entirely of the said 100s, on the advice of the Jcr and council, it was agreed that the 9m should be paid to Murghe as in the agreement enrolled in the rolls of the chancery of Ire.1 ORDER to pay Murghe the said 9m.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §120.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 22; RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 21.

Footnotes: 

1 A transcript of the text to this point appears in Parls & councils, no. 57 (see below no. 44)

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
18
12 Mar. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay William Tany, prior of St John of Jerusalem, formerly C. of Ire., £64 5s arrears of his annual fee of £40 and the wages of 6 men-at-arms and 12 archers, viz. from 3 June [1376] 50 Edw. III until 20 June [1377] 51 Edw. III.

C: 

Lib. mun. pub. Hib., i, pt 2, p. 201; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
19
23 Jan. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, [T. of Ire.], a double fee.

Authorized: 
By petition.
C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
20
23 Jan. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, has pleaded by petition before the Jcr and council that he held the office of T. in Ire. at the time that Edward III, the late K., died [21 June 1377], and he has held all things pertaining to that office in his custody from the death of the present K.'s grandfather [Edward III] until now; and a certain clerk of his during that time remained at Carlow in the custody of the premises, having reward from the bishop. And although the bishop was not one of the K.'s officers, he was in his service in the Jcr's company at Waterford, Kells and in various other places from the time of the death of the late K., and on one occasion he went to Wexford at his own expense with Patrick de la Freigne to treat with the enemy there, and another time to Castledermot to treat with the K.'s council gathered there. He seeks reward for his expenses and labours. As the Jcr has testified to the truth of the premises, the K. grants the bishop £40 for himself and the clerk for the above reasons. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §138.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
21
[No date.]

MEMORANDUM that since the K. appointed James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire. without making mention of grants of charters of pardon under the g.s. [of Ire.], it was agreed that he should have power to grant such charters.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 21.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
22
5 Jul. 1377
Drogheda
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Henry Michell, chief justice of the common bench, £10 arrears from 3 April [1377] last until 3 July next following, viz. a quarter year, in part-payment of his annual fee of £40.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §176.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
23
24 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Tirrelaghe Obreen has shown the K. by his petition displayed to the Jcr and council in Ire. in his parliament summoned and held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday last [8 March 1378] that when William Windsor was the K.'s governor and keeper of Ire., viz. in the time of the lord Edward III, late K. of Eng., grandfather of the present K., he was constituted by royal power chieftain of his lineage, viz. Obreen of Thomond. And on account of his name and the charge he accepted in this part, Tirrelaghe waged a most vigorous war against the former [antiquum] Obreen, then the enemy and rebel of Edward III, who was seeking to destroy the faithful lieges of the K. and the parts of Munster with his power, incurring grave expenses and labours because of the premises until he was expelled from his country [patria] by the power of the former Obreen for lack of aid from Edward III as had been promised to him in this part. And now Tirrelaghe, not having the wherewithall to live, seeks remuneration from the K. in consideration of the premises. The K. has granted Tirrelaghe 40m to have of his gift as a reward for the said causes. ORDER to pay Tirrelaghe the said 40m from the K.'s treasury.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §66.

T: 

Parls & councils, §54 (where the item is numbered E 101/246/5, §65).

C: 

RCH; NLI, Lodge MS 21, p. 23; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
24
24 Jan. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The prior and convent of the Carmelite friars of the house of the Blessed Mary of Leighlin have shown that the Irish enemies and rebels of the neighbouring part threaten daily to destroy that house unless remedy is made; and the prior and convent are impoverished by the maintenance and safe custody of that house against these enemies, sustaining damage and loss daily. They are powerless without aid from the K. to remain there and guard the house against the said enemies. They plead that the alms granted to them annually by Edward III, the late K., for the maintenance and safe custody of the house, of which a large sum is in arrears, should be provided to them. In consideration of the poverty of the prior and convent, and the succour they give to the K.'s faithful people, the K. grants them £10 of his alms in relief of themselves and the house. ORDER to pay them the 100s with which to buy food.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §140.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 23; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
25
14 Mar. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER, at petition, to pay 5m to John s. Roger le Poer of Shenghill in recompense for damages [etc.] granted previously at his suit.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
26
20 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Robert Sudbury has shown by his petition before the Jcr and council in parliament summoned and held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday last that he laboured in the K.'s service in his wars in Ire. with various men in his company from the time of the death of Edward III, the late K. [21 June 1377], until now at his own expense without fee, wage or reward during that time. He seeks suitable remuneration. The K. grants him 100s of his gift in recompense for his expenses and labours. ORDER to pay him the said 100s.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §118.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
27
24 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Robert de la Freigne kt and John Lumbard have shown that they were commissioned in the time of Edward III, the late K., as justices to inquire concerning all trespasses and felonies and various other matters in Leinster and Munster, and to hear and determine the same. Afterwards they were commissioned as justices of the present K. in the said part by the K.'s letters patent, by virtue of which they laboured in those parts in the execution of the premises at their own expense with receiving reward from the K., bringing great profit to the K. in those parts by delivering well-known malefactors and robbers according to the law, and thereby incurring the ill-will [odium] and hatred of malefactors and robbers so that Robert and John, labouring in the present K.'s service and that of Edward III, had to employ, at their own expense, persons to guard their manors and vills by night to protect them from danger because of that ill-will. They seek reward. The K. grants £10 to Robert and 100s to John of his gift in recompense for their expenses and labours. ORDER to pay them those sums.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §118.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 23; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
28
20 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears of Thomas Everdon, formerly one of the clerks of the chancery in Ire. of Edward III, the late K., grandfather of the present K., of his annual fee of £10 while he held that office, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains of the Ex. to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. concerning the premises, returning their findings to the K. in chancery. They returned that it is agreed that the arrears from 20 March [1377] 51 Edw. III until 20 June following, viz. a quarter year, amount to 50s. Wishing that satisfaction be made to Thomas, ORDER to pay him the said 50s.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §118.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
29
23 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Thomas Everdon clk has shown that when he was a clerk of the chancery of Edward III, the late K., three tallies of 100s—viz. one of 66s 8d from Easter 49 Edw. III [1375], another of 13s 4d in the same term and month, and a third of 20s in Trinity term that year—were levied in the receipt of the Ex. by brother Thomas Scurlag, abbot of St Thomas the Martyr near Dublin, then deputy T., for the said Thomas [Everdon] in part-payment of his annual fee while in that office. The tallies were delivered to Thomas Holhurst, formerly Edward III's collector of the great new custom in Dublin. The said clerk received none of the money contained in these tallies from Thomas Holhurst before the death of Edward III, nor could he do so afterwards by reason of the K.'s death. He seeks payment or assignment of debts. ORDER to receive the said tallies from Thomas Everdon and destroy them so that he obtains no benefit from them; and they are to cause due assignment or payment to be made to the said Thomas of that 100s.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §34.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
30
14 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Geoffrey de la Hyde of Leighlin has shown the K. that he stayed in the town of Leighlin among the K.'s Irish enemies and rebels for 16 years and remains there now, and protected with all his power the dangerous roads near the town where the enemy often cross, to the succour and salvation of the K.'s faithful lieges who often use those roads, suffering expenses, tribulations and losses, and so impoverishing him that he cannot plant his land or remain in the town without aid from the K. The K. grants him 20s of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §109.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
31
27 Mar. 1378
To Robert Preston kt, formerly chief justice of the common bench.

ORDER to interfere no further in the office of chief justice of the common bench.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
32
22 Mar. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, formerly T. of Ire., the arrears of his fee.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
33
26 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John [Young], bp Leighlin, has shown the K. by his petition that he stayed in the marches of co. Carlow because of the K.'s Irish enemies and rebels for 13 years at his own great expense and labour, and he constructed various fortifications in the said marches to resist the said enemy for the aid and protection of the K.'s lieges there at his own expense without aid from the K., retaining various people there at his expense for those reasons; and he placed under interdict and excommunicated the said enemies and rebels because of their rebellion against the K.'s lieges. For this reason the enemies burnt the bishop's tenants, lands and tenements, churches and towns in those parts, and they despoiled his oxen and other goods and chattels there, so that he has not a single one there now, whereby he cannot resist the enemy without aid, nor can he support himself nor remain there. He seeks reward or compensation for the premises, or relief and maintenances of his state. The K. has granted him 20m of his gift for the above reasons. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §131.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
34
3 Apr. 1378
To Robert Preston, formerly chief justice of the common bench.

ORDER to deliver to Henry Michell, now appointed chief justice of the common bench, the records [etc.] of the common bench.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
35
26 Jan. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay 40m to Art' s. of Dermicius McMurgh of Kensely, chieftain of his lineage, and retained in the K.'s Irish wars, as agreed.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
36
14 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Chepman has shown by his petition that McMurgh, chieftain of his lineage, with other enemies of the K. adhering to him numbering 2000, horse and foot, came to Carlow on Thursday before St Gregory the Pope last [11 Mar. 1378] to destroy the said town. John, in resisting their malice he lost a horse worth 12m in the K.'s service, to his damage and impoverishment. He seeks recompense for his loss. The K. has granted him 7m. ORDER to pay him that sum.1

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §143.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
37
26 Mar. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Robert Lughteburgh, formerly collector and receiver of various subsidies in cos. Louth, Meath, Dublin, Kildare and Carlow, that which is in arrears in recompense for service.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
38
[26 Jun. 1377]

MEMORANDUM that on 26 June [1377],1 Art' McMurgh, chieftain of his lineage, was admitted to the K.'s peace and swearing upon the holy gospels he promised to conduct himself well towards the K. and his faithful people, and to assist in the defence and safety of Leinster against any enemies and rebels when required; and also to protect the K.'s highways of cos. Carlow and Kilkenny. Whereupon the said Art' sought to have 80m p.a. from the K., just as Edward III, the late K., used to pay to his ancestors. The Jcr and council were unwilling to consent to this as a fee because he had forfeited the same to the K.; but they agreed that as a reward for good services to be performed, he should receive the same from the date of these presents during pleasure, receiving 10m in the middle and 10m at the end of each quarter.2

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 23; RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

Footnotes: 

1 The date of '26 Jan.' printed in RCH is a misprint for '26 Jun.'. Cf. §39.
2 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is that of the writ of liberate pursuant to the agreement (§39).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
39
26 Jun. 1377
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Art' McMurgh, chieftain of his lineage, 80m [as in §38].

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
40
[9 Mar. 1378]

MEMORANDUM that since Art' McMurgh, chieftain of his lineage, sought to burn the town of Carlow, it was ordained in parliament that 3 men-at-arms and 14 archers should stay in a ward at that town at the accustomed wages of the K. in that land, to be paid from the issues of the said land by the hand of Thomas Everdon, clerk of the wages.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is that of the writ of liberate pursuant to this item (§41).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
41
9 Mar. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay £10 to Thomas Everdon, clerk of the wages.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The item concerns the ward at Carlow, for which see above §40.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
42
[28 Mar. 1378]

MEMORANDUM that in the parliament summoned and held [at Castledermot] on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday last [8 March 1378], it was declared by James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire., that the same Jcr should have in his company 2 men-at-arms and 14 archers beyond the men specified in the K.'s commission, at the accustomed wages, to be paid by the hand of Thomas Everdon, clerk of the wages.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

{1} The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is that of the writ of liberate pursuant to the item (§43).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
43
28 Mar. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay £7 10s to Thomas Everdon, clerk of the wages.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The item concerns the company of the Jcr, for which see above §42.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
44
8 Apr. 1378
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Murghe Obreen, having assembled a great force [magna potencia] of Irishmen, the K.'s enemies and rebels of Munster, lately came to Leinster in aid of the K.'s enemies there, proposing to wage war on the K.'s lieges in Leinster and do his utmost to destroy those parts. The Jcr and council, together with the prelates, magnates, peers and commons assembled in the K.'s parliament summoned and held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday last [8 March 1378], perceiving the damage and evil that Murghe might easily do with his said force in Leinster if he were permitted to remain there without resistance, ordained and agreed among themselves in the K.'s parliament that Murghe should have 100m so that he would withdraw himself from Leinster with his force, and that thenceforth he would never commit, or cause to be committed, any further evils there. [And the said Murghe undertook to do the same by swearing on the holy gospels before the said council.] And the clergy and commons of cos. Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny and Wexford agreed to pay the said 100m, with the exception of 9m, to be levied from them for the use of Murghe. And because Murghe did not wish or intend withdraw from Leinster with his company unless he was satisfied immediately and entirely of the said 100s, on the advice of the Jcr and council, it was agreed that the 9m should be paid to Murghe as in the agreement enrolled in the rolls of the chancery of Ire. And the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains by writ to pay Murghe those 9m from his treasury.1 Furthermore, because those 91m granted separately by the clergy and commons to the said Murghe in part-payment of the 100m could not be levied very speedily, the K. appointed commissioners to levy and collect the said 91m from the said clergy and commons according to their grant and to answer to the K. therefor at his Ex., just as appears by inspection of the rolls of the chancery of Ire. Upon this and because Murghe did not wish to grant a day or conditions [diem aut inducias] concerning the said 100m, it was agreed similarly by the Jcr and council, and the T. was charged and enjoined to cause money, horses, armour and other necessary items to be purveyed wherever he might best do so, to the value of 100m, and to satisfy Murghe therefor without delay. And the T., on account of the agreement, enjoinder and charge paid the said 100m in the following manner, viz. 9m from the K.'s treasury; 16m by the hands of the prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire., by the hands of William fitz William one horse for 20m; and by the hands of brother John fitz Gerald, master of Kilclogan, one horse and one hauberk [loricam] for 25m; and by the hands of Robert Lughteburghe one horse for 20m; and by the hands of John More one lectum [?horse-litter] for 30s; and by the hands of Patrick de la Freigne and Robert de la Freigne, knights, 7m 10s. And the T. found pledges for the sums that the said persons undertook to pay, and he was obliged to the same persons for the payment of those sums to be made to them. It was agreed by the Jcr and council that those 91m should be paid by the T. and chamberlains from his treasury. ORDER to pay the said persons the said sums owed to them from the K.'s treasury.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §38.

T: 

Parls & councils, §57 (where the item is numbered E 101/246/5, §37).

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 See above §17.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
45
26 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

William Balymore pleads that when he was in the service of Edward III, the late K., when the town of Carlow was last burned by the Obrynnes, the K.'s enemies and rebels, he was captured by the said enemies and lost horses and armour worth 20m, and was imprisoned for three quarters of a year and more until a fine of 165m was paid for his delivery. In order to pay that sum, William gave his lands and tenements as security, and sold all his goods and chattels; and still he owes various sums to certain persons for the part-payment of the said fine, so that he lacks the wherewithal to live. The K. has granted him £10 of his gift for the said reasons. ORDER to pay William the said £10.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §56.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
46
26 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. has granted 10m to Richard Verdon, of his gift, in recompense for the good service performed by him to Edward III, the late K., grandfather of the present K., sustaining great labours, and his good service to the present K. in the future. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §125.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
47
26 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Reginald Lovell has shown by petition that Edward III, the late K., granted him 12d a day from the issues of the manor of Esker. He says that the arrears of those 12d daily amount to £27 7s 6d. ORDER to pay him £10.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 17, p. 150; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
48
26 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Geoffrey Vale, the K.'s sheriff of Carlow, has pleaded to the K. that he owes £40 to McMurghe, chieftain of his lineage, for the slaying of Donaldus Kevenaghe, formerly called McMurghe, killed by the said Geoffrey. Geoffrey does not have the wherewithal to pay the said £40 from his own goods to the present McMurghe. Geoffrey pleads that, in consideration of the grave damages and great persecution he sustained on this account, the K. might deign to grant him a suitable reward in aid of paying the said £40. Wishing graciously to help Geoffrey in this part, the K. has granted him 20m to have of his gift as a reward for the said causes. ORDER to pay Geoffrey those 20m.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §123.

T: 

Parls & councils, §56 (where the item is numbered E 101/246/5, §122).

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
49
28 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K.'s clerk, Richard Walsh, parson of the church of Carlow, has shown that after the death of Edward III, the late K., grandfather of the present K., he stayed at the town of Carlow with various men in his company for the safety of the town against the malice of McMurghe, chieftain of his lineage, and other Irish enemies then openly at war from 20 June [1377] last until the quindene of Hilary [1378] following in the maintenance and comfort of the lieges of that town who proposed to leave that town if he did not remain; and he suffered great expenses as a result. And when the town was burned all his houses were burned by the enemy, and his goods and chattels despoiled. He seeks reward for his expenses and losses. The K. has granted him 5m of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §123.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
50
28 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Thomas Lovertoun has shown the K. that 2 hostages of the lineage of the Onolans and 1 hostage of the lineage of the McMurghes were delivered to Thomas for safe custody on the Circumcision of the Lord 50 Edw. III [1 Jan. 1377]; and Thomas had custody of them at his own expense, viz. the one hostage until Pentecost last [17 May 1377] and the two hostages until the Purification of the Blessed Mary following [2 Feb. 1378]. He humbly seeks reward. The K. has granted him 10s of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §94.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 23; RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
51
26 Mar. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER, at petition of Gilbert Roche, to pay him those 100s granted by Edward III, the late K., which Gilbert has not received.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
52
28 Mar. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER, at petition of the prior of St John outside the New Gate of Dublin, to pay him 2m as payment of a debt.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
53
18 May. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay the abbot of St Thomas the Martyr near Dublin the arrears of that annual rent of 20m which the K.'s progenitors granted in alms to the church of the said house.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
54
29 May. 1378
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay £100 to Thomas Everdon, K.'s clerk of the wages of men-at-arms, archers, horse and foot in the K.'s service in the company of James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr, for the wages of the said men-at-arms, archers, horse and foot.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §149.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 23; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
55
10 Apr. 1378
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay £200 to Thomas Everdon, K.'s clerk of the wages of men-at-arms, archers, horse and foot in the K.'s service in the company of James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr, for the wages of the said men-at-arms, archers, horse and foot.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §150.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 23; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
56
23 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K.'s beloved John More, formerly usher of the Ex. in Ire. of Edward III, the late K. of Eng., grandfather of the present K., has pleaded that in part-payment of various sums of money paid by John for various minor necessities lately bought by him for the use of Edward III, various tallies were assigned to John at the receipt of the Ex. The following tallies were levied in the receipt of the Ex.: two tallies of 10m from Walter Lenfaunt kt, then seneschal of the liberty of Tipperary, in Michaelmas term 48 Edw. III [1374] in the time of John Colton, dean of Dublin, then T. in Ire. of Edward III; and one tally of £8 from Thomas Holhirst, formerly Edward III's collector of the great and small customs in the port of the city of Cork for the said term in the time of the said former T.; and one tally of 62s 4d from the said Thomas, formerly collector of said customs in the port of the city of Dublin, in Easter term 49 Edw. III [1375] in the time of brother Thomas Scurloke, abbot of the house of St Thomas the Martyr near Dublin, then deputy of the said former T.; and also one tally of £14 from the said Thomas Holhyrst, formerly collector of the said customs in the port of the town of Drogheda, in Hilary term 50 Edw. III [1376] in the time of the Alexander, bp Ossory, then T. in that land; and also one tally of 100s from the said Thomas Holhyrst, formerly collector of customs in the port of the city of Cork in Hilary term 50 Edw III [1376] in the time of the said bishop, then T., as is said. And John received none of the money contained in the said tallies from the said Walter and Thomas Holhirst before the death of Edward III, nor could he receive it afterwards by reason of the K.'s death.

The K. wishes to provide a suitable remedy to John More in this part. ORDER to receive and destroy the said tallies from John, so that Walter and Thomas Holhyrst can obtain no benefit or allowance from them in the future; and they are to cause to be made to John More due assignment or payment from the K.'s treasury of the said sums.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §30.

T: 

Parls & councils, §53 (where the item is numbered E 101/246/5, §29).

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
57
28 Apr. 1378
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Hugh Possewyk, keeper of writs and rolls before the justices of the common bench, and chirographer in the same bench, 25s arrears from 22 Jan. [1378] last until 22 April following, viz. a quarter year, in part-payment of his annual fee of 100s.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §167.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
58
23 Jun. 1378
Naas
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears of James Penkeston, formerly keeper of the writs, rolls and memoranda before the Jcr of Edward III, the late K., grandfather of the present K., of his fee of 100s p.a., and of 5m that Edward III granted to James, formerly keeper of writs and rolls in Edward III's bench in Ire. for the maintenance of clerks of James labouring in Edward III's service in the writing of rolls and indictments, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. from that time, returning their findings to the K. in chancery. They returned that it is agreed that the arrears of James's fee of 100s from 23 July [1376] 50 Edw. III until 20 June [1377] following, viz. three quarters of a year and 58 days, amount to £4 10s 8½d; and that his arrears for that time of those 5m amount to 59s ¾d. Wishing that satisfaction be made to James of the said sums, ORDER to pay him the £4 10s 8½d and the 59s ¾d.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §193.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
59
21 May. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Maurice s. of Thomas, e. Kildare, has pleaded by petition that he lost 6 men, 4 coats of arms, 4 bessynes and 3 pysanes in the company of [James Butler], e. Ormond, Jcr, in a certain great expedition upon les Omorthes of Slemargy. He seeks remuneration. The K. has granted him £10 as a reward. [ORDER to pay him.]

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 23; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
60
6 Apr. 1375
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

James Boys, formerly one of the chamberlains of the Ex., has shown that a certain tally of £20 was assigned to him in part-payment of debts, but not in the due form. ORDER to cause due assignment of those £20 to be made to him.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
61
20 Apr. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Patrick de la Freigne has shown by petition that he laboured in various ways in the K.'s service in cos. Wexford and Kilkenny in the company of James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr, and in the company of Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, T., to bring Art' McMurgh and Art' [s. of] Geraldus McMurgh, and other Irish enemies, to the K.'s peace, incurring various expenses for which he seeks recompense. The K. has granted Patrick £10 of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/3, §247.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
62
28 Jan. 1378
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr, pleads that on the next Wednesday after St Francis last [7 Oct. 1377], he received a commission of the office of Jcr of Ire., taking £500 p.a., sent to him by the K. to Kilkenny because by the K.'s letters of p.s. then directed to the earl, the K. asked him to hold the said office by the form and effect of the said commission for the security and defence of the land, until ordered differently, to the K.'s honour and to maintain the K.'s status.

The Jcr, considering that the 20 men-at-arms of his retinue specified in that commission does not and cannot suffice for the governance of that office and the safety of the land, retained Robert Thame and Edward Perrers1 with 7 men-at-arms and 67 archers from Eng. in their company to stay with him for the wars in the said land, beyond the 20 men-at-arms. The earl paid fees and wages for these men until 21 Jan. [1378] last of his own money, without receiving anything from the K.; and he also paid of his own money, to his impoverishment, £26 to Tyrelagh Obreen, chieftain of his lineage, and £39 15s to Arthurus s. of Dermicius McMurghe and Arthurus s. of Geraldus McMurgh in order to retain them for the K. in those wars for that time. He seeks payment of his fee for that time, and of the said sums paid out by him.

On the advice of the council of Ire. and wishing to grant his plea, ORDER to pay the earl the arrears of his annual fee from the said Wednesday, and also £50 in part recompense for the payment of the fees of the men-at-arms and archers retained beyond the 20 men-at-arms specified in the commission; and also the £26 paid to Tyrrelagh and £39 5s paid to the said Arthurus s. of Dermicius and Arthurus s. of Geraldus.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §137.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads 'Rob' Theane & Roland' Pers'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
63
[...] Mar. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER, at petition of Hugh Rochefort, seneschal and receiver of the K.'s demesne in co. Wexford, £4 in recompense for labours.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
64
[No date.]

[The item is damaged to such an extent that it cannot be read.]

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
65
[No date.]

[The item is damaged to such an extent that it cannot be read.]

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
66
22 Jan. 1378
To the Jcr of Ire.

The K. ordered James Penkestoun, formerly keeper of writs [etc.] to deliver all writs [etc.] in his custody to the said Jcr. ORDER to cause to be done that which ought to be done by right .

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
67
22 Jan. 1378
To Stephen [Valle], bp Meath.

The K. will hold a parliament at Castledermot on the next Wednesday after Ash Wednesday next coming. ORDER not to travel to foreign parts.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
68
22 Jan. 1378
To Maurice s. of Thomas, e. Kildare.

Similar WRIT [not to travel to foreign parts, as in §67].

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
69
6 Feb. 1378
To Nicholas Moenes.

The K. sent Nicholas Dagworth kt to Ire. to supervise the governance of the said land and the proceedings of the K.'s ministers and officers there. The K. has learned that Nicholas Moenes, one of the officers appointed by the late K. [Edward III] there, intends to depart the land. ORDER not to presume to cross to foreign parts as it would hinder the business with which Nicholas Dagworth is charged.1

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 44; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 See also below, §85.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
70
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot
To Robert Lughteburgh, escheator of Ire.

The K. has learned that the mayor and bailiffs of Dublin have extended their jurisdiction of trespasses [etc.] outside the bounds of the said city. ORDER to make an inquisition concerning the said matter.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), C 47/10/24/1 [new ref?]

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
71
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot
To the venerable father in Christ, Robert [Wikeford], by the grace of God, abp Dublin.

For certain important and most urgent reasons specially concerning the K. and the state of his land of Ire., the K. has thought fit to ordain, by the advice of his council in the said land, for the summoning of his parliament to be held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday next coming [8 March 1378], with a continuation and prorogation of the days following. ORDER to Robert [Wikeford], abp Dublin, firmly enjoining him in the faith and love that he owes the K., to be present on that day in person and not by any proctors, deferring all excuse, together with sufficient proctors for the dean and chapter of his church of Dublin and others of his diocese, chosen by their asssent, having obtained sufficient power for himself and the said dean, chapter and clergy to treat, agree and consent concerning articles to be expounded and declared there on behalf of the K. And he is to have there the names of the said proctors and this writ.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Ir. parl., p. 306 (appendix 5, item C); Lynch, Legal institutions, p. 325.

C: 

NAI, Lindsay MS 1, ff 25–6; Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 322; RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
72
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot

Similar WRITS [of parliamentary summons, as in §71] addressed to the following archbishops, bishops and other persons, viz.:

the archbishop of Armagh;
the archbishop of Cashel or his vicar general;
the archbishop of Tuam;
the bishop of Meath;
the bishop of Kildare;
the bishop of Leighlin;
the bishop of Ossory;
the bishop of Ferns;
the bishop of Lismore and Waterford;
the bishop of Cork;
the bishop of Limerick;
the bishop of Ardfert;
the bishop of Killaloe;
the bishop of Emly;
the bishop of Elphin;
the bishop of Down;
the bishop of Killala
the bishop of Kilmacduagh;
the bishop of Clonfert;
the keeper of the spiritualities of the bishopric of Ross;
the bishop of Connor;
the bishop of Cloyne.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Lynch, Legal institutions, pp 325–6.

C: 

RCH; Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 322.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
73
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot

Similar WRITS [of parliamentary summons, as in §71] under the same date addressed to the following abbots and priors, viz.:

the prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire.;
the abbot of St Thomas the Martyr near Dublin;
the abbot of the House of the Blessed Mary near Dublin;
the abbot of Mellifont;
the abbot of Baltinglass;
the abbot of Dunbrody;
the abbot of Tintern;
the abbot of Tracton;
the abbot of Maigue [Monasteranenagh];
the prior of Holy Trinity, Dublin;
the prior of Conall.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Lynch, Legal institutions, p. 326.

C: 

RCH; Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 322–3.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
74
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot
To the K.'s beloved and faithful cousin, James Butler, e. Ormond.

For certain important and most urgent reasons specially concerning the K. and the state of his land of Ire., the K. has thought fit to ordain, by the advice of his council in the said land, for the summoning of his parliament to be held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday next coming [8 March 1378], with a continuation and prorogation of the days following. ORDER to James Butler, e. Ormond, firmly enjoining him in the faith and love that he owes the K., to be present on that day in person, deferring all excuse, to treat, agree and consent concerning articles to be expounded and declared there on behalf of the K. And he is to have there this writ.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Lynch, Legal institutions, p. 326.

C: 

RCH; Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 323.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
75
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot

Similar WRITS [of parliamentary summons, as in §74] under the same date addressed to the following persons, viz.:

Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Kildare;
Gerald fitz Morice, e. Desmond;
David Barry kt;
Richard Burgh kt;
Thomas fitz John kt;
Patrick de la Freigne kt;
Robert de la Freigne kt;
Simon Cusak kt;
William Loundres kt;
Walter Cusak kt;
Hugh Byset kt;
Henry Savage kt;
Thomas Tuite kt;
Thomas Vernaill kt;
Robert Calf kt;
Thomas Clifford kt.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Lynch, Legal institutions, p. 326.

C: 

RCH; Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 323.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
76
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot

Similar WRITS [of parliamentary summons, as in §74] addressed to the following persons being of the K.'s council, viz.:

Robert Preston kt;
John Keppok;
Stephen Bray;
Richard Plunket;
John Tyrel.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Lynch, Legal institutions, pp 326–7.

C: 

Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 323; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
77
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot

Similar WRITS [of parliamentary summons, as in §74] under the same date addressed to the following persons, viz.:

John Hussey, baron of Galtrim;
Maurice fitz Richard;
Richard og Burgh;
John Roche of Fermoy;
Thomas og Butler;
[… … …]
Walter Bermingham of Athenry;
Nicholas le Poer;
Philip s. of William Barry;
Geoffrey de la Laund;
[Matthew] fitz Henry;
[Meiler] Dexcestre;
Richard Whittey.1

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Lynch, Legal institutions, p. 327.

C: 

Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 323; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 Some names are missing owing to damage sustained by the original enrolment. The order of names is also given differently in RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
78
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot
To the sheriff of Dublin.

For certain important and most urgent reasons specially concerning the K. and the state of his land of Ire., the K. has thought fit to ordain, by the advice of his council in the said land, for the summoning of his parliament to be held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday next coming [8 March 1378], with a continuation and prorogation of the days following. ORDER to the sheriff of Dublin, firmly enjoining him that he is to cause to be elected by the common assent of the commons of that county two of the more prudent and law-worthy knights of that county […] with full power for themselves and the said county to come on that day and place to treat, agree and consent concerning articles to be expounded and declared there on behalf of the K. And he is to have there the names of the said knights and this writ.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Lynch, Legal institutions, p. 327.

C: 

RCH; Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 323.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
79
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot

Similar WRITS [of parliamentary summons, as in §78] addressed to the following persons, viz.:

the sheriff of Louth;
the sheriff of Kildare;
the sheriff of Carlow
the sheriff of Waterford;
the sheriff of Wexford;
the sheriff of Cork;
the sheriff of Limerick;
the sheriff of Clare;
the sheriff of Drogheda;
the seneschal of the liberty of Meath and the sheriff of the crosslands of the same;
the seneschal of the liberty of Ulster and the sheriff of the crosslands of the same;
the seneschal of the liberty of Kilkenny and the sheriff of the crosslands of the same;
the seneschal of the liberty of Tipperary and the sheriff of the crosslands of the same;
the seneschal of the liberty of Kerry and the sheriff of the crosslands of the same.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Lynch, Legal institutions, p. 327.

C: 

RCH; Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 323–4.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
80
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot
To the mayor and bailiffs of the K.'s city of Dublin.

For certain important and most urgent reasons specially concerning the K. and the state of his land of Ire., the K. has thought fit to ordain, by the advice of his council in the said land, for the summoning of his parliament to be held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday next coming [8 March 1378], with a continuation and prorogation of the days following. ORDER to the mayor and bailiffs of the K.'s city of Dublin, firmly enjoining him that he is to cause to be elected by the common assent of the commons of that city two of the more prudent and law-worthy citizens […] with full power for themselves and the said county to come on that day and place to treat, agree and consent concerning articles to be expounded and declared there on behalf of the K. And he is to have there the names of the said citizens and this writ.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Lynch, Legal institutions, pp 327–8.

C: 

RCH; Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 324.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
81
22 Jan. 1378
Castledermot

Similar WRITS [of parliamentary summons, as in §80] addressed to the following persons, viz.:

the mayor, seneschal and bailiffs of the town of Drogheda on both sides of the water;
the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Waterford;
the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cork;
the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Limerick;
the sovereign and provost of the town of Kilkenny;
the sovereign and provost of the town of Ross;
the sovereign and provost of the town of Wexford;
the sovereign and provost of the town of Youghal;
the provost and bailiffs of the town of Galway;
the provost and bailiffs of the town of Athenry.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Lynch, Legal institutions, p. 328.

C: 

RCH; Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 324.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
82
[After 8 Mar. 1378]

MEMORANDUM that Jcr, C., T. and others of K.'s council in Ire., and the prelates, magnates, nobles and commons of the K.'s land of Ire. in parliament summoned and held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday last [8 March 1378] , treating and consulting together among other things about how Murgh Obryen—who is now in Leinster with a great force of Irish of Munster and proposes to wage war on the K.'s lieges in Leinster in aid of his Irish enemies of Leinster, to destroy and waste with his force (may that be averted!)—might best and most speedily be removed from Leinster with his said force; so that henceforth as little injury as possible might be inflicted on Leinster and on the K.'s lieges there.

Considering the damages and destruction that Murgh could easily inflict on Leinster with his force should he stay there longer without any resistance, it was agreed and ordained with the advice of those there [assembled] that he should have 100m on this condition, viz. that he withdraw from Leinster to his own parts with his force without delay, without any injury being done by him or his followers to Leinster or the K.'s lieges there now or ever in the future. The said Murgh took his corporal oath upon the Holy Gospels to do this before the said Jcr, C., T. and council. Whereupon the clergy, magnates and commons of cos. Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny and Wexford freely granted 100m, except 9m, to be paid for the use of Murgh for the said reasons, to be levied from the clergy and commons, viz.

from the clergy of the diocese of Dublin, 12m;
from the clergy of the diocese of Kildare, 6m;
from the clergy of the diocese of Ossory, 103s 4d;
from the clergy of the diocese of Ferns, 6m;
from the commons of co. Dublin, 10m;
from the city of Dublin, 4m;
from the commons of co. Kildare, 12m;
from the commons of co. Kilkenny, £11 3s 4d;
from the commons of co. Waterford, 17½m.

The Jcr, C., T. and council, seeing that the sums granted by the clergy and commons to Murgh by no means amounted to a full 100m, and that the said Murgh was unwilling to depart from Leinster with his force unless full satisfaction was made of those 100m according to the agreement and ordinance, it was agreed that those 9m should be paid to Murgh in part-payment of the 100m out of the treasury of the K.; and that a writ of liberate of the said 9m be made to the T. and chamberlains of the Ex. for payment and delivery of that sum to Murgh in the said form.

T: 

Stat. John–Henry V, pp 472–4.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 21.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
83
6 Feb. 1378
To the sheriff of Dublin.

The K. has learned that certain horses, goods and chattels belonging to certain Irish clerks, the K.'s enemies, have lately come from foreign parts into Ire. in the port of Clontarf in a ship owned by William de la Fere. ORDER to proceed to that ship and arrest the said horses, goods and chattels, keeping them in safe custody until he receives further orders concerning them.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 60; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
84
[1 Mar. 1378]

MEMORANDUM that on 1 March [1378] William fitz William and John Cruys came to the chancery at Dublin and mainprized for John Robokessoun Harold and Robert s. of Adam Harold Begge that they [John and Robert] from that day until 15 March [1378] next would maintain themselves well and faithfully, and that on that day they would produce them before the Jcr and council in parliament assembled at Castledermot, to do there whatever the council may think proper: this under pain of £100 of silver. Furthermore, they [John and Robert] are to make satisfaction for all the cattle they had taken from the Obrynnes.1

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 37; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is that of the mainprize referred to in the letter.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
85
[24 Mar. 1378]

The K. sent Nicholas Dagworth kt to Ire. to supervise the governance of the said land and the proceedings of the K.'s ministers and officers there. The K. learned that Nicholas Moenes, one of the officers appointed by the late K. [Edward III] there, intended to depart the land and ordered him by writ dated 6 Feb. 13781 not to presume to cross to foreign parts as it would hinder the business with which Nicholas Dagworth is charged.

MEMORANDUM that on 24 March [1378] following William fitz William and Roger Kylmore mainprized on pain of £100 in the chancery at Castledermot to produce Nicholas Moenes before Nicholas Dagworth kt, or in the case of his death, before any of his associates named in the K.'s commission, around Easter next at Dublin [city], or elsewhere in co. Dublin, where he should please to appoint a day, giving six days notice. If they fail to do so, they are to surrender themselves to confinement in prison until Nicholas Dagworth has informed the K. in Eng. and received answer concerning what should be done in the premises. And the said Nicholas Moenes firmly bound himself not to alienate his lands [etc.] in the meantime.2

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 44; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 See above, §69.
2 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date provided is that of the mainprize referred to in the letter.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
86
[20 Mar. 1378]

ENROLMENT of a deed dated 12 March [1378], by which John s. of James Wolf acknowledged in the presence of Thomas s. of Maurice and other credible witnesses, that he neither had nor could have any right or claim whatever in the vills and lordships of Balymacgyllewan and Laghdyok in Leys [Laois], and that he remised, relinquished and quitclaimed all his rights there for him and his heirs forever to James Butler, e. Ormond, and his heirs and assigns.1

C: 

COA, PH 13203, p. 35; NAI, Lodge MS 1, p. 35; BL, Egerton MS 75, p. 26; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date given here is that of the enrolment (for which, see below, §87).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
87
20 Mar. 1378

MEMORANDUM that on 20 March [1378] John s. of James Wolf presented himself in chancery at Castledermot, where he acknowledged the said deed [as in §86] to be his, and desired it to be enrolled.

C: 

COA, PH 13203, p. 35; NAI, Lodge MS 1, p. 35; BL, Egerton MS 75, p. 26; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
88
14 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To brother William Tany, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire.

ORDER, on pain of forfeiture, not to depart from Ire. without special licence until he answers the K., as is just, concerning certain articles lately sent to Ire. under the g.s. of Eng.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 44; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
89
14 Mar. 1378
Castledermot

Similar letters [not to depart from Ire. without special licence, as in §88] to Stephen [Valle], bp Meath; Robert Holywood kt; and William Karlell clk.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 44; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
90
28 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the sheriff of Dublin.

ORDER to proclaim within co. Dublin that all the K.'s tenants in that county who hold by royal service when scutage runs are to be in person before James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire., at Cashel on the next Thursday after St Dunstan the Bishop [20 May 1378], sufficiently armed, to follow the K.'s banner from there, as they are bound to do by their tenure, in order resist the K.'s enemies and rebels in Munster, who have assembled and intend to destroy and waste those parts to the utmost of their power.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 37; RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
91
28 Mar. 1378
Castledermot

Similar letters [with orders to proclaim the royal service at Cashel, as in §90] addressed to the sheriffs of cos. Louth, Kildare, Carlow, Waterford, Wexford, Cork and Limerick; and to the seneschals of the liberties and the sheriffs of the crosslands of Meath, Kilkenny, Tipperary and Kerry.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 37; RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
92
24 Apr. 1378
To Robert [Wikeford], abp Dublin.

McMurgh, Obryn and Otothyll, captains of their nations, and various other enemies and rebels of the K. in Leinster, have confederated themselves to McMurgh of Okensely, chieftain of his lineage, and have arisen at war. ORDER to proceed without delay to the marches of co. Dublin where his lands and tenements lie, well and sufficiently armed according to the quantity of his lands, and to stay there as long as the said McMurgh [etc.] should continue to be at war.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 37; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
93
24 Apr. 1378

Similar letters [with orders to proceed to the marches of co. Dublin, as in §92] addressed to the following, viz.:

the prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire.;
the prior of Holy Trinity;
the abbot of the house of St Mary;
the abbot of the house of St Thomas the Martyr;
Robert Holywood kt;
Thomas Bruyn kt;
John Bryt;
Thomas Botiller;
John Passavaunt;
John Foile;
Richard Chaumberleyn;
Richard Giffard;
the prioress of Lismullen;
and Reginald Talbot.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 37; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
94
6 Jul. 1377
To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cork and John Northampton, keeper of the gaol there.

Dominic Piers, master of a ship called [etc.], has shown by petition that Philip Barry, vicar of the church of Kinsale, and others caused the said ship [etc.] to be arrested. ORDER to permit Dominic to leave the prison of the city of Cork.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
95
15 Mar. 1378
To the sheriff of Cork.

Nicholas s. of Peter Clavyle has lately shown the K. by petition before James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of the late K. [Edward III] that, by writ of the said K. [Edward III] at Cork, he recovered seisin against David s. of David Barry kt and Margaret, daughter of Robert Barry, of 1 weir and 20 acres of land in Redeylond by assize of novel disseisin, and that he continued disseised thereof by the said David, Thomas Omorgan and Richard Herford. ORDER to take an inquisition concerning the premises: if it should be found that this is true, he is to imprison the said persons and to keep them in custody until further order, and he is to give seisin to the said Nicholas with the costs to be levied from their goods and chattels, pursuant to the statute of Westminster.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 35; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 26; COA, PH 13203, p. 35; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
96
[12 Mar. 1378]

MEMORANDUM that on 12 March [1378], by advice of James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr; Robert [Wikeford], abp Dublin, C.; Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, T.; Nicholas Dagworth kt; Robert Preston; John Keppok, justice at pleas following the Jcr; Stephen Bray; John Tyrell, serjeant-at-law; and others of the K.'s council in Ire., considering the great labours [etc.] that the officers, ministers and constables of castles of the late K., Edward III, sustained in their offices, and how the said bishop while he was the T. of the said K. borrowed various sums from several persons for the K.'s use in time of need, of which he has not yet been satisfied, it was agreed that writs ordering the examination of the rolls should be issued by the chancery at the suit of the said ministers, officers and constables of castles; and that the T. and chamberlains of the Ex. should inform the K. in chancery concerning what was due to them of their respective fees and rewards from the late K.'s reign; and that writs of liberate should be issued by the chancery and the sums borrowed should be paid to the K.'s creditors.1

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 30; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is that mentioned in the text.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
97
8 Jul. 1377
Drogheda
To the sheriff of Dublin.

The Obryens and Otothels, together with other Irish enemies and rebels in the vicinity co. Dublin, lately took by force the fortalice [fortalicium] called Kenleystoun [Kindlestown] in the marches of the said county. They broke down the walls in part, broke the gates and windows, spoiled the goods and carried away with them David Archbold, lord of the said castle. Then Robert [Wikeford], abp Dublin, C. of Ire., having assembled the posse of the city and county of Dublin, marched there and placed men in the fortalice for its repair and safe keeping. As there are no provisions therein to support those men, and considering the damages and dangers that might ensue unless the fortalice is speedily supplied with provisions, ORDER to the sheriff of co. Dublin to find sufficient victuals and other necessary things for the garrisoning of that fortalice wherever they may be found, paying for them by the K.'s money and at a reasonable price, and to take them to the fortalice without delay. He is to receive allowance therefor in his account at the Ex. of Ire.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 37; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
98
8 Jul. 1378
Drogheda
To the sheriff of Dublin.

ORDER to proclaim that all men of the said county who are over sixteen and under sixty years of age should be on the marches of that county in order to resist the Irish enemies.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
99
8 Jul. 1377
Drogheda
To the keepers of the peace in co. Dublin.

ORDER, under pain of £10 to be levied to the K.'s use, to be in the marches of that county from day to day. They are to cause the names of all those persons who ought to be resident in the marches to be proclaimed, and to amerce heavily all those who refuse to come and stay in the marches from time to time. They are to levy the said amercements and expend them in the marches where it is most necessary to resist the Irish then in open war.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 38; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
100
[22 Jan. 1378]

MEMORANDUM that on 22 Jan. [1378] it was agreed by advice of the Jcr, C. and T. of Ire., assembled at Castledermot, that Art' s. of Dermicius McMurgh of Kensely, chieftain of his lineage, should be retained in the K.'s service in his wars in Ire. from 2 Feb. [1378] following for one year, for which he should receive 40m, 20m beforehand and the other 20m at the beginning of the second half of the said year.1

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 23; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given is that on which the agreement mentioned in the text was made.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
101
3 Feb. 1378
To Robert [Wikeford], abp Dublin.

John Lonyn, vicar of the prebend of Swords in the cathedral church of Dublin, has shown by petition that John Rynoys, by falsely suggesting that the said vicarage was vacant, obtained the presentation of the same. ORDER to inform the K. of what he shall find concerning this matter.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
102
[After 8] Mar. 1378

The names and amercements of prelates and others who did not come to the parliament held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday in the present year [8 March 1378], as they had been ordered by the K.'s writ, viz.:

the archbishop of Tuam, £100;
the bishop of Emly, 100m;
the bishop of Elphin, 100m;
the bishop of Killala, 100m;
the bishop of Kilmacduagh, 100m;
the keeper of the bishopric of Ross, 100m;
the dean, chapter and clergy of Cashel, because of the inability of the proctors to appear for them in the same parliament, 40s;
Richard Burgh kt, 10m;
Simon Cusak kt, 40s;
Walter Bermingham of Athenry, 100s;
Meiler Dexcestre, 40s;
the commons of co. Wexford, because Richard Whittey, who is an outlaw, was elected to appear and thus because inability [etc.], £10;
the commons of co. Meath and John Freignes, one of the knights elected to appear, because he did not come, 100m;
the provost and bailiffs of the town of Galway, 100s;
the provost and bailiffs of the town of Athenry, 100s.

T: 

Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 324.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lindsay MS 1, f. 33; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 21.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
103
20 Jan. 1378

MEMORANDUM that on 20 Jan. [1378], by advice of the Jcr and K.'s council in Ire., considering the need for an able person in the office of K.'s pleader in Munster and in cos. Kilkenny and Wexford, it was agreed that Walter Coterell should have that office in the said parts.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The memorandum itself is undated; the date given here is that mentioned in the text.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
104
[No date.]

MEMORANDUM that since McMurgh, chieftain of his lineage, claiming to be king of Leinster, has arisen to war together with Okerwell, Murgh Obryen, and others, it was agreed that the Jcr of Ire., who did not then have any retinue, should have the men-at-arms necessary for the salvation of the land of Ire.; and it was agreed that a writ should be issued to the T. and chamberlains of the Ex. ordering them to deliver to Thomas Everdon clk £300 to pay the wages of the said men.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 21.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
105
8 Feb. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The former ministers of the Ex. of Ire. of Edward III, late K. of Eng., grandfather of the present K., have shown by their petition displayed before the K.'s beloved and faithful cousin, Lionel duke of Clarence, formerly Lt of Edward III in the said land, and others of the K.'s council in his parliament held at Kilkenny on Thursday, the morrow of Ash Wednesday 40 Edw. III [19 Feb. 1366], that it was agreed and ordained by Edward III and his council of Eng., and by the common assent and will of the prelates, magnates and peers together with the whole community of the said land of Ire., that the K.'s Ex. should sit at the town of Carlow, in relief of that town and those parts of co. Carlow in its vicinity, which were almost totally burned and destroyed by the Irish of Leinster, enemies of Edward III.

The K.’s ministers, who were compelled to come from their own places and homes and sit there in the K.’s service, could not be provided with victuals for their sustenance owing to the remoteness of the town and its distance from their homes. Therefore, since they were accustomed to be sustained by the fees of the K.'s officers from the time when the Ex. was at Dublin, and because of the paucity and scarcity of all manner of victuals owing to the many faithful people of Edward III from various parts of Ire. flocking to the same Ex. and staying there for some time, they were not able to live comfortably from their ancient fees which they received from Edward III before this time while his said Ex. was at Dublin, nor could they maintain an appropriate estate, each according to his own, to the nullification of the ministers and their manifest impoverishment. Whereupon they pleaded to Edward III to provide for their better sustenance for the time that the said Ex. should remain at Carlow. The K., truly considering the premises and assenting to their pleas, as is right, by deliberation of the council, granted the following annual rewards beyond their ancient fees, to be received from the Ex. annually in equal portions at the terms used in the said Ex. for paying the fees of ministers, for all the said time, viz.:

the chancellor of the Ex., 5m;
the chief baron of the Ex., £20;
the second baron of the Ex., 10m;
the third baron of the Ex., 10m;
the chief chamberlain of the Ex., £10;
the second chamberlain of the Ex., 10m;
the chief engrosser of the Ex., £10;
the second engrosser of the Ex., 5m;
the clerk of the T. writing rolls and tallies in the receipt of the said Ex., 5m;
the K.’s attorney in the said Ex., 100s;
the chief remembrancer of the Ex., 50s;
the second remembrancer of the Ex., 50s;
the summoner of the Ex., 4m;
the transcriber of copies, 40s;
the chaplain celebrating divine services in the chapel of the Ex., 50s;
and the marshal and usher of the Ex., 5m.

And, on 28 March [1366] following, the K. ordered by a writ addressed to the then T. of Ire., or his Lt, and the chamberlains of his Ex., that they should pay those sums of money annually from the K.’s treasury from term to term.

And because the ministers of the K.’s Ex. of Ire., personally appearing before the K.’s beloved cousin, James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire., and others of the K.’s council there, in a great council held at Castledermot on the morrow of Hilary 1 Ric. II [14 Jan. 1378], showed that they could not in any way serve in their offices nor could they maintain an appropriate estate, each according to his own, unless the present K. should see fit to grant to them those annual fees and rewards that Edward III granted annually to his ministers while his Ex. was at the said town of Carlow, to be received at the Ex. in equal portions at the terms used in the said Ex. for paying the fees of ministers for as long as the Ex. should remain at the town of Carlow, just as Edward III’s ministers received them. Wishing to act graciously towards those ministers and by the advice and assent of the said Jcr and council, the K. granted to them those annual fees and rewards that Edward III granted annually to his ministers of the Ex., as is said before, to be received at the Ex. in equal portions at the terms used in the said Ex. for paying the fees of ministers for as long as the Ex. remains at the town of Carlow, just as the said ministers of Edward III received them, just as appears in a certain agreement made on this by the Jcr and council there, which was enrolled in the rolls of the K.’s chancery of Ire.

ORDER to pay the said ministers those fees and rewards for as long as the Ex. remains at the town of Carlow.1

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/1, §4.

T: 

Parls & councils, §51.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 'Dupplicatur per rotulum'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
106
[No date.]

ENROLMENT of a deed by which Stephen Hereford granted and confirmed to Geoffrey Hereford and his heirs, for homage and service, all the land that Adam Hereford, father of Stephen, gave Roger Hereford, his nephew, for his homage and service in the tenement of Cloncry [Cloncurry], viz. Mayn, Balymcrcologh, Clonhomery and Hachmacoban of Moynbeg, together with moors and woods pertaining to them, viz. of Tirnemone and as far as Kynemone and Dernegon and Dernemcnais and Garnedere and Derneganhach and Feybecullan; he also granted common of all his demesnes and woods in the said tenement of Cloncry, and he released him and his heirs from all suit of court at Cloncry: he is to hold the same in fee forever by one quarter of a knight's fee for all other services and demands.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 1, p. 35; RCH; COA, PH 13203, p. 35.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
107
8 Aug. 1335

Maurice s. of Thomas, e. Kildare, acknowledged that he received from Thomas Dagworth kt and his wife, Eleanor, countess of Ormond, 20s silver of royal service. 8 Aug. 9 Edw. III.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 This item is misnumbered '106' in RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
108
10 Apr. 1378
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Walter Taillour of Drogheda, tenant of certain lands that belonged to Richard Hervy and John Myncheger, has complained that he is threatened with distraint for arrears of rent. ORDER that, having searched the rolls [and memoranda of the Ex.], if a pardon was granted in exoneration of the said lands, they are to relax such distraint to him.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
109
18 Mar. 1378
To the provosts and bailiffs of Galway and Athenry.

ORDER, at petition, that they are not to take any customs from the goods of David Butler, citizen of Limerick, coming to the said towns.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
110
6 Apr. 1378
To Robert [Wikeford], abp Dublin.

Robert [Wikeford], abp Dublin, and others of the clergy of his diocese granted 12m in part-payment of those 100m granted in parliament to Murgh Obreen that he might withdraw from Leinster without doing any damage. ORDER to compel the said clergy to pay [that sum].

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
111
6 Apr. 1378

Similar letters [as in §110] addressed to the bishops of Kildare and Ferns [concerning payment of 100m granted to Murgh Obreen].

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
112
[...] Jun. 1378
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Although proclamation was made in cos. Dublin, [Louth], Kildare, Carlow, Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Kerry that the K.'s tenants who hold by royal service when scutage runs were to be in person before James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire. at Cashel on the next Thursday after St Dunstan the bishop [20 May 1378],1 yet no one came. ORDER to compel all the K.'s tenants to pay any sums whatever owed by them.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

Footnotes: 

1 See above, §§90–1.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
113
1 Jul. 1377
To Richard Dowdall and Henry Rowe, bailiffs of the town of Dundalk.

ORDER to cause it to be proclaimed that no one should presume to carry swords, lances or other arms within the town of Dundalk, except knights and their esquires.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
114
3 Apr. 1378
To Robert Preston kt, formerly chief justice of the common bench, and his associates, formerly justices of the common bench.

ORDER to deliver all records [etc.] to Henry Michell, now made chief justice of the common bench.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
115
3 Apr. 1378
To Walter Eure, formerly keeper of writs and rolls [and keeper of chirographs] of the common bench.

Similar ORDER [as in §114] to deliver all writs [etc.].

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
116
6 Apr. 1378
To Henry Michell, chief justice of the common bench.

ORDER, having seen the premises [§114], to do that which ought by right to be done.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
117
29 May. 1378
To Thomas Everdon clk and John Lumbard, appointed to levy the K.'s debts in cos. Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, Cork, Limerick and Kerry.

ORDER to pay James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire. that which is owed to him of his fee.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
118
29 May. 1375
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

ORDER to send the names of the K.'s debtors to Thomas Everdon and John Lumbard, appointed to levy the K.'s debts in cos. Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford, Tipperary, Cork, Limerick and Kerry.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
119
17 Jun. 1378
To the archbishop of Armagh.

ORDER, at petition of John Howth, who was lately cleared of all charges concerning various felonies [de deversis feloniis rectatus fuit], to proceed to his due purgation.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
120
26 May. 1378
Dublin
To Robert Lughteburgh, escheator of Ire.

The K. has learned by an inquisition lately taken and returned into chancery that Stephen Marreys held no lands or tenements at the time of his death in chief of Edward III, the late K. of Eng., but that he did then hold in his demesne as of fee the manor of Clogher, co. Tipperary, of the earl of Ormond, as of his manor of Moyalvy by 20s royal service when scutage runs. The manor is worth nothing, however, as it has been wasted by the Oboynes and Omolryans, Irish enemies of the K. The jury was ignorant of the time of Stephen's death, since he died in Eng. [some six or seven years ago]. James Butler, e. Ormond, Stephen's kinsman, is his next heir in the following manner, viz. William Marreys kt, ancestor of the present Stephen, whose estate descended to the said Stephen by right of inheritance, died seised of these lands leaving a son, John, and a daughter, Joan. John succeeded and bequeathed the same to his son and heir, Herbert Marreys, father of the said Stephen, who himself dying in seisin, bequeathed them to Stephen, father of the last holder, who has now died without issue. Therefore, by right of inheritiance the lands now fall on the right heirs of William's daughter, Joan, who married Theobald [II] Butler; and they had issue Theobald [III] Butler, to whom the lands fell in right of his mother; and Theobald [III] had issue Theobald [IV], father of Theobald [V], father of Edmund, father of James Butler, father of the said earl of Ormond, who was next heir of the said Stephen Marreys.1 ORDER to Robert Luchteburgh, escheator of Ire., to remove the K.'s hand from the premises and deliver them to the earl of Ormond.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 1, p. 36; BL, Egerton MS 75, p. 26; COA, PH 13203, p. 36; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The full text of the inquisition in question (taken at Clonmel on 3 May 1378) is given in Inquisitions & extents, §341 [=CIPM, xiv. §74]).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
121
23 Jan. 1378
Castledermot
To Thomas [Dene], bp of Ferns.

Thomas [Dene], bp Ferns, was formerly farmer of all the lands and tenements that Mary St Paul, late countess of Pembroke, held in dower or otherwise of the inheritance of John Hastings, late earl of Pembroke, in co. Wexford on the day he died, which are in the K.'s hand by reason of the death of the countess and the minority of the heir. On 14 June [1377], Edward III, late K. of Eng., granted custody of all the said lands and tenements to William York, his esquire, until the heir reaches his majority, and so from heir to heir.1 And on 10 Aug. [1377] the K. ordered the Jcr to allow William the custody and issues from 14 June. ORDER to pay William the issues that you have collected from the custody of the said lands and tenements from 14 June 1377.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
C: 

NAI, RC 8/33, pp 23–3.

Footnotes: 

1CPR 1374-7, 484. See also a writ of de intendo in favour of William York given under the g.s. of Eng., dated 14 Mar. 1379 (CPR 1377-81, 335).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
122
16 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

William Verdon has shown by petition displayed before the Jcr and council in the parliament lately held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday last [8 March 1378] that he was seised of 2 messuages and 3 carucates of land in Ardeboly and Waryneston, co. Louth, by the gift and enfeoffment of Thomas Verdon, for as long as the same lands [etc.] remain in the K.'s hand by reason of debts owed by Thomas [etc.]; William is ready to satisfy the K. for the said debts, and the said lands are not held in chief. [?ORDER to remove the K.'s hand.]

C: 

COA, Ph 15171, pp 22–5.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
123
18 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To Stephen [Valle], bp Meath.

In the octaves of St John the Baptist 48 Edw. III [1 July 1374], Edward III, late K. of Eng., grandfather of the present K., in the K.'s court in Ire. before the K.'s beloved and faithful William Windsor, then governor of his land of Ire., recovered by means of a writ of quare impedit his right of presentation to the church of Ardcath in the diocese of Meath against the then prior of Llanthony Prima in Wales, which church the prior asserted that he and his predecessors had held for their own use from time immemorial. And the same prior pleaded to Edward III that since various errors had occurred in the record and process held on this, the same K. might wish to revoke and annul his judgement justly rendered on account of those errors. And Edward III, desiring that justice should be done in this part both for himself and for the prior, caused the record and process and all things pertaining to it to come before him in Eng. for that reason. That prior ceased to be prior while his suit was still pending, as was said; and later by suit of John Yatton,1 the present prior, taking his place, it was asserted that various errors had occurred in the record and process, to the damage of the present prior and the manifest danger of disherison of his house; and he pleaded to Edward III to revoke his judgement justly rendered on account of those errors.

Edward III by his writ ordered the then Jcr of Ire. to notify Robert Sutton clk, who occupied the said church, as was said, to be before the K. from Holy Trinity and for the following 15 days, wherever the K. might then be in Eng., to hear the said record and process. Edward III gave that day to the prior, who appeared at Winchester before the K. on the given day; and Robert did not come, although he had received sufficient warning and was solemnly called on the fourth day of the plea. For this reason, Edward III, having seen and diligently examined the said record and process, revoked and annulled the judgement rendered there on owing to various errors appearing in same record and process; and he further considered that the same prior should be restored to the advowson of the said church and possession of the same, and that he should have the same estate in the advowson and possession of that church as his predecessor had before the said judgement was rendered against the then prior in error, saving only the rights of Edward III, as appears to the K. by inspection of the record and process held in the time of Edward III. And on behalf of the present prior, the K. has now learned that although judgement was rendered, execution of that judgement has yet to be made. And because the K. wishes that those things that were duly enacted in Edward III's court should be put into effect, the K. has ordered his Jcr of Ire. to cause the prior to have the same estate in the advowson and possession of that church as his predecessor had before the said judgement was rendered against the then prior in error, and that he should command the diocesan of the place to do what pertains to him without delay in making restoration to the prior. ORDER to cause restoration to be made to the present prior, so that you put into effect without delay that which pertains to the K. in this part in the said form.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

Llanthony Cartularies, 65–7.

C: 

Arlene Hogan, The priory of Llanthony Prima and Secunda in Ireland, 1172–1541: lands, patronage and politics (Dublin, 2008), 343–4.

Footnotes: 

1 See Llanthony Chart.: 'Y' in Yatton is a yogh ('Th').

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
124
26 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Gerald [Barry], bp Cork, has petitioned the Jcr and council in the K.'s parliament held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday [8 March 1378] against his amercement of 100m for non-attendance at the parliament held at Dublin on the next Thursday after Epiphany 48 Edw. III1 and endorsed by them. The K. sends the petition to the T. and barons of the Ex. ordering that they are to establish by inquisition whether the petition contains the truth; if so, the bishop is to be exonerated of the 100m specified in the petition, and he is not to be summoned to the Ex. to answer for that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
C: 

NAI, Ferguson Collection 2, p. 69; NAI, RC 8/33, p. 121.

Footnotes: 

1 This is probably a mistake, for parliament was summoned on the octave of Hilary in 1375. The parliament intended may be that of 8 Jan. 1377. Cf. Parls & councils, p. 97, n. 2.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
125
26 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Robert s. of Philip Prendergast has shown by petition displayed before the Jcr and council in the K.'s parliament held at Castledermot on the next Monday after Ash Wednesday last that although Edward III, late K. of Eng., grandfather of the present K., on the advice of his council in Ire., granted 10m to Robert in recompense for his damages and losses sustained in Edward III's service, and ordered the T. and chamberlains to pay Robert those 10m, Robert still has not obtained the sum or assignment of debts owing to Edward III or the present K. until now. He seeks payment. ORDER to pay Robert the 10m or make him assignment in debts, by virtue of Edward III's order.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §46.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
126
26 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. wished lately to be informed concerning the amount of arrears owed to Robert Lughteburgh of those 10m granted to him by Edward III for his expenses, and those 100s granted to him for good service in serving as collector and receiver in cos. Louth, Meath, Dublin, Kildare and Carlow of various subsidies granted to Edward III in aid of the K.'s wars in Ire. when William Windsor was Lt of the late K. The K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. from the time of Edward III, returning their findings to the K. in the chancery of Ire. They returned that the arrears of the 10m amount to 66s 4½d, and the 100s is entirely in arrears. Wishing that satisfaction be made to Robert, ORDER to pay him the 66s 4½d and the 100s.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §107.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
127
28 Mar. 1378
Castledermot
To the T. of Ire., or his Lt., and the chamberlains of the Ex.

Richard Lanbary pleads that he suffered great labours and losses in the service of Edward III, the late K., and in the service of the present K. He seeks remedy. The K. has granted him 10s of his gift for those reasons. ORDER to pay him those 10s.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §85.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
128
28 Mar. 1378
To Robert Lughteburgh, escheator of Ire.

ORDER to seize into the K.'s hand the lands in Ire. lately held by Stephen Marreys, who died without an heir, and to inquire into the extent and tenure of these lands and concerning his nearest heir.

O: 

TNA (PRO), C 163/3, §16.

C: 

Inquisitions & extents, §341; CIPM, xiv. §74

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
129
25 Apr. 1378
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay [Robert Wikeford], abp Dublin, [C. of Ire.] £10 arrears of his annual fee from 21 Jan. [1377] until 21 April following, viz. a quarter year.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §221.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
130
17 May. 1378
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears of John Tyrell, formerly Edward II's pleader in Ire., of his annual fee of 100s, viz. for all the time he held that office, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda for that time, returning their findings to the K. in the chancery of Ire. They returned that it is agreed that John's arrears from 8 Nov. [1374] 48 Edw. III until 8 May [1375] following, viz. half a year, amount to 10s; and his arrears from 8 May [1376] 50 Edw. III until 20 June [1377] 51 Edw. III, viz. 1 year and 43 days, amount to 111s 7d. Wishing that satisfaction be made to John, ORDER to pay him the 10s and the 111s 7d.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
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TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §187.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
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Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears owed to the prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire., formerly Edward III's C. of Ire., of his annual fee of £40, and of the wages of 6 men-at-arms, 12 archers of his retinue granted to him by Edward III while he holds that office at the K.'s wages, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda for that time, returning their findings to the K. in the chancery of Ire. They returned that it is agreed that the arrears of the C. of his fee from 3 June [1376] 50 Edw. III until 3 March [1377] following, viz. three quarters of a year, amount to £4; and from that 3 March until 20 June [1376] following, viz. a quarter year and 16 days, they amount to £11 13s; and the arrears of the said wages from 1 April [1377] 51 Edw. III until 20 June following, viz. 81 days, amount to £48 12s. Wishing that satisfaction be made to the said C. for those sums, ORDER to pay him the £4, £11 13s, and £48 12s.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/5, §227.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife