close Roll 17 Edward II

1
15 Jul. 1323
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

WRIT of allocate for Walter Butler, sheriff of Limerick, for 10m which he paid to Richard Broun, K.’s clk in part payment of £20 which he was granted for his labours and expenses in going in the company of John Bermingham, e. Louth, Jcr of Ire., to the parts of Munster and elsewhere in Ire. to hasten the levying of the K.’s debts, 1 Nov. 1321 until 2 Feb. 1322.

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NAI, RC 8/13 p. 221

Footnotes: 

{1} The chancery roll for this regnal year did not survive to modern times, and consequently it is not calendared 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

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
26 Jul. 1323
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

WRIT of allocate for Walter le Botyller, sheriff of Limerick, for £10 which he paid to Adam Goulys, receiver of the K.’s money in co. Limerick, for his labours and expenses in that office in a.r. 14 [1320–21]

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NAI, RC 8/13 p. 216

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
13 Aug. 1323
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

WRIT of allocate for master Walter Istelep and Thomas Butler, keepers of the lands and tenements that belonged to Gilbert Clare, late earl of Gloucester and Hertford, within the liberty of Kilkenny, in the K.’s hand, in their account, 24 June 1315 until 25 Feb. 1316, for the following sums:

£167 5s. 9¾d. which they paid to Thomas Butler kt, seneschal of that liberty, for his fee for the aforesaid time, at the rate of £100 p.a., as appears in their rolls of particulars;
£16 14s. 7¼d. paid to John Godyn, receiver of the K.’s money within the said liberty for his fee for the same time at the rate of £10 p.a.;
£11 3s. 0¾d. paid to Howel s. of Stephen, sheriff of the said liberty for his fee for the same time, at the rate of 10m p.a.;
£11 3s. 0¾d. paid to the constable of Kilkenny castle for his fee for the same time at 10m p.a.;
£53 paid to the constable of the castle of Offerclan for his fee, 24 June 1314 until 20 Oct. 1315, at the rate of £40 p.a.;
40s. paid to the constable of the castle of Fermayl for his fee for the above time;
£11 3s. 0¾d. paid to a bailiff keeping the manors of Dunfert, Palmerston, Loghmethan, Balycalta and other manors which belonged to the earl within the said liberty, for his fee for the same time;
79s. 5d. paid to Henry Druhull, constable and bailiff of the manor of Callan, for his fee, 24 June 1314 until 29 Jan. 1315, at the rate of 10m p.a.;
[…] paid to John de Novo Castro for his labours and expenses in going on several occasions at the time when the said [liberty?] was in the K.’s hand, from Dublin to Kilkenny to audit the accounts of various provosts and bailiffs in the said manors, for the same time;
32s. 6d. paid to a clerk writing the pleas of the hundred court and fair court of the town of Kilkenny for his labours for the same time;
25s. 4½d. paid to a man keeping the averia imparcata and the hall of pleas of Kilkenny, for his expenses in exercising this office for the same time, at the rate of 3½d. per week;
25s. paid for parchment bought for writing the plea rolls of the said seneschal, sheriff, receivers, hundred court and fair court for the same time; £4 0s. 1¼d. paid for the maintenance of four Scottish prisoners in the castle of Kilkenny, 26 May until 24 Nov. 1315, and also for the maintenance of one of those prisoners, from 24 Nov. 1315 to 28 July 1316 at 1d. a day each;
53s. 6d. which they spent on the repair of the hall and other buildings in Kilkenny castle and also on the repair of the bridge of Callan during the same time;
22s. 2d. paid to messengers carrying the K.’s writs and letters of the said keepers on several occasions to places in Ire. to expedite the K.’s business during the same time;
£164 11s. 1d. paid to Raymond Lercedekne and Fulk de la Freigne, captains staying in the marches of Slepblame with 20 men-at-arms, 30 hobelars and 200 foot soldiers for the maintenance of peace there, for their wages, 24 Oct. until 18 Dec. 1315, at the rate of 60s. 6d. a day, each man-at-arms receiving 12d. a day, each hobelar 4d. and each foot soldier 1½d.

Attested: 
John Bermingham, e. Louth, Jcr
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NAI, RC 8/13, pp 207–12

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
4 Oct. 1323
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

WRIT of allocate for John Cass' and Jordan Bretnagh, appointed purveyors of victuals at Drogheda on the side of Uriel, to buy corn and other victuals and send them to Skynburness for the expedition of the war in Scotland, for the following sums in their account, 14 May until 18 Aug. 1322: 79s. 9d. for 10 crannocks and 10 bushels of wheat bought and sent to Skynburness; 103s. 8½d. for 17 crannocks and 8 bushels of oats; 44s. 8d. for 7 crannocks and 10½ bushels of oats; 49s. 2d. for 20 bacones; 33s. 10d. for the freight of a ship carrying the victuals to Skynburness, with pilotage; 43s. 3d. for bonnagium and porterage of the victuals and other expenses, and for their own expenses.

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NAI, RC 8/13 pp 344–6

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
15 Oct. 1323
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

WRIT of allocate for Walter Barry and others [not named], appointed purveyors of victuals at Cork and Youghal for wine, salt and other victuals sent to Dalkey for the expedition of the war in Scotland, for the following sums in their account, 24 May 1321– 6 May 1323: £151 10s. for 54 tuns of wine bought and sent to Dalkey; £19 for 100 quarters of salt; £26 for the freight of a ship carrying the wine and salt from Cork and Youghal to Dalkey; 26s. 10d. for ullage of the tuns; £40 11s. 10½d. for mannagium, hoisting [etc.] of the tuns; 20[…] for […] full of salt and putting the said 23 tuns and one pipe […] and other expenses; 10mgranted to them for their own expenses.

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NAI, RC 8/13 pp 342–4

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
6
15 Oct. 1323
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

WRIT of allocate for Theobald le Poer, sheriff of Waterford, on his account at the Ex. for £6 6s 8d paid to William Waller, merchant of Winchelsea, for 3 tuns of wine purchased from William in the city of Waterford and delivered to Maurice fitzThomas of the K.’s gift granted to him by Thomas fitzJohn, e. Kildare, deputy of Roger Mortimer, formerly Jcr of Ire. and others of the council, for expediting important business in the parts of Waterford.

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NAI, RC 8/13 pp 347–8

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
25 Nov. 1323
Cashel
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

WRIT of allocate for Robert Walton and Robert Assheburn, purveyors appointed at Dublin to buy and send corn, wine [etc.] to Skynburness for the expedition to the parts of Scotland on their account, 5 May until 29 Sept. 1322, for the following sums: £202 16s. 7½d. for 526 crannocks 2½ bushels of wheat bought and provided by the said purveyors there and sent to Skynburness, as contained in their roll of particulars delivered into the Ex.; £21 14s. 2¾d. for 107 crannocks and 13 bushels of oats; 42s. 8d. for 8 crannocks and 8 bushels of malt; £7 5s. 10½d. for 19 crannocks and 2 bushels of beans; £80 which they paid to Stephen Lambyn, merchant, for 20 tuns of wine bought by him and sent to Skynburness; 67s. 11d. paid for 421 fish; 11s. 8d. for 3½ crannocks of coarse salt to salt the said fish; 46s 8d paid for 30 […] empty [?tuns] bought by them to put sifted flour and other provisions in; £38 1s. 5d. paid for the freight of 7 ships with pilotage; […] carrying the […] provisions from Dublin to Skynburness; £8 19s. 7¾d. for hooping the tuns and another 110 tuns of wine coming from Waterford to Dalkey and novo hooped, and also in the hoisting and stowage thereof and also for the bonnagium of the ships and porterage of the victuals to the ships and other minor necessary expenses; 29s. 2d. for the rent of various houses in various places in the city of Dublin for storing the provisions; 10mgranted to the purveyors for their labours, costs and expenses, and for the labours of one clerk serving them.

Attested: 
John Bermingham, Jcr
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NAI, RC 8/13 p. 354; RIA, MS 12.D.13, p. 131

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
12 Dec. 1323
Waterford
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

WRIT of allocate for Robert Sweteman, Thomas le Lange, John Eynok and Elias Stile, appointed purveyors at Thomastown to buy corn and sent it to Rosponte for the expedition of the war in Scotland, for the following sums in their account, 17 May until 16 June 1323: £62 14s. 0¾d. for 255 crannocks and one bushel of wheat purchased at Rosponte; £62 14s. 11d. for 316 crannocks of oats; £7 0s. 7½d. for carriage of the corn from Thomastown to Rosponte and rent of houses to store the corn in and others expenses; £4 granted to them for their labours and expenses.

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NAI, RC 8/13 pp 449–50

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
19 Feb. 1324
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Henry Belynges has shown that in the time of Edward I he held one carucate in Corcagh at farm from the K. by the K.’s commission, paying 12d p.a. for each acre, and the T. and barons demand 40s. from him by summons of the Ex. for arrears and rent. Although Henry when charged in the Ex. with the said arrears alleged that in the time of Richard Bereford, T. in the time of Edward I, Gilbert le Blound, then sheriff of co. Dublin, took from Henry for the said arrears 10 crannocks of wheat, price 4s. each, and delivered them to Richard Seliman, then provost of Newcastle McKinegan, to sow the land there, and Henry called in evidence the rolls of the Ex. of that time, the T. and barons have refused to allow him this, but have caused him to be distrained. ORDER to examine the rolls and if this is so, to allow him the 40s. in payment of the said debt and remove it from the rolls of the Ex.

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NAI, RC 8/13 pp 447–9

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
2 Mar. 1324
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. understands by the petition of Edmund Bermingham, shown before the Jcr and council that in the time of Roger Mortimer, Jcr, he was seneschal of the liberty of Louth, and was amerced in £35 for not attending at the Ex. on the day given to him to render his account. The K. has pardoned him this sum for his good service, as at that time Edmund was in the K.’s service in the company of John Bermyngham, e. Louth and could not attend the Ex. ORDER to acquit him of this sum.

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NAI, RC 8/13 pp 450–51

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
3 Apr. 1324
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

ORDER to hold an inquisition into the value of lands and tenements in Dunmask which belonged to Roger Mortimer.

O: 

TNA (PRO), C 47/10/18/17.

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
12
25 May. 1324
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has ordered the sheriff of Louth to deliver to Robert Verdun, Walter de la Pulle and their associates, going to Scotland in the K.’s service, all the goods and chattels belonging to them which were taken by the sheriff for certain trespasses done to the king, and although the sheriff delivered to Ralph Houeth all his goods and chattels thus taken, the T. and barons still demand them by summonses of the Ex. ORDER, if the goods were taken into the K.’s hand for his reason and Ralph was of the company of Robert and Walter, to remove the sums from the rolls and acquit Ralph.

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NAI, RC 8/13 pp 517–19

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
22 Jun. 1324
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

ORDER to cause the enclosed articles which have been ordained by the K. and council to be read before them and firmly held and observed and enrolled on the rolls of the Ex. [ordinance made at Nottingham, 1323]

C: 

NAI, RC 8/13 pp 547–50

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
15 Jul. [1323]
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

WRIT of allocate for John Tunstall for the following sums on his account at the Dublin Ex.: £16 18s. 5½d. for his fee, 1 Aug. 1323 until 3 Jan. 1324, at the rate of £40 p.a.; 40s. for his robes during that period; 36s 8d paid to various sub-escheators in cos. Dublin, Meath, Louth, Waterford, Wexford and Cork, for their fees; 16s 8d paid for the maintenance of the sons and heirs of Robert Aylleward and John de la Rokele, minors in the K.’s wardship; 20s. paid to John Novo Castro, holding the courts at Turvy and Baliscadan, which belonged to Edmund Butler, for his labours and expenses; 20s. paid to 4 receivers in those manors for their labours and expenses in levying and receiving the rents of the manors; 10s. to messengers carrying writs and other things touching the K. and the office of escheator to various places in Ire.; 16s 8d for wages of a serjeant performing the offices of serjeant and hayward in the manors of Turvy and Baliscadan; 118s. 5½d. which he accounts for rent of land in the K.’s hand from which nothing could be levied because they are waste and uncultivated.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/13, pp 222–4.

Footnotes: 

{1} The date is given as 15 July a.r.16 [1322] but it is clear from the period for which wages are paid that this should have been a.r.17 [1323].

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
//1324
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

WRIT of allocate for John Bowete and Robert Joye, appointed purveyors of victuals at Dublin to buy corn, wine and other victuals and send them to Skynburneys for the expedition of the war in Scotland, for the following sums in their account, 1 Nov. 1322 until Easter 1324: £279 17s. 8¼d. paid for 927 crannocks and ½ bushel of wheat; £183 16s 8d 5½d. for […] hundred and 12 crannocks and 12 bushels of oats; £4 4s. 3d. for 17 crannocks of beans and peas; £[…]15 12s. 6d. for 57 […] and a pipe and 61½ gallons of wine bought at Dublin; £8 […] 10¾d. in […] of the said corn and wine and 110 crannocks of salt and 223 tuns of wine sent from Waterford to Dublin, and for in […] of the said corn and wine and 110 crannocks of salt and 223 tuns of wine sent from Waterford to Dublin, and for hoisting and stowage of the tuns; £50 […] 8d. for freight of 9 ships carrying 923 quarters and 6 bushels of wheat, […]94 crannocks of oats, 281 tuns of wine, 6 bushels of beans and peas and 60 crannocks of salt to Skynburneys and for pilotage; £7 2s. 11d. for rent of houses to store victuals in; […].1

C: 

NAI, RC 8/13, p. 544.

Footnotes: 

1 The remainder of the roll was torn away.

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