patent Roll 18 Richard II

1
[No date.]
To all the K.'s officers [etc.].

ORDER, for twelve years, to permit the prior and convent of […] to send the fruits of their possessions [in Ire.] to Eng. to their said priory.1

Authorized: 
By the K.
C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 This is the first legible item of RCI roll §54, identified as follows in RCH: 'Rotulus patens de anno 18 Ric. II' (=§§1–59 below). The roll was badly damaged by the nineteenth century. RCH records that the start of the membrane was missing. This letter is dated 'Teste ut supra', in reference to the preceding item, which had perished by 1828. That letter also contained the name of the priory referred to here.

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
1 May. 1395
Waterford

GRANT to the provost [etc.] of the town of Kinsale, co. Cork., towards the enclosing of the town, that for five years they may take the following customs from articles for sale coming to that town or to the port of Endelford pertaining to the same, and leaving from the same [town and port], viz. [etc.].1

Attested: 
The K.
C: 

RCH.

N: 

Rep. RCI 1816–20, 8th rep., p. 386.

Footnotes: 

1 The customs are not specified 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
3
22 Feb. 1395

GRANT to Robert Faryngtoun—whom the K. appointed as keeper of the rolls of chancery on 15 Jan. [1395] last—of 10m p.a. beyond his fee of £20.

C: 

RCH.

N: 

Rep. RCI 1816–20, 8th rep., p. 386.

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
1 [... ...]
Waterford

LICENCE to David Curghan chaplain to use English law.

Attested: 
The K.
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
5
24 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

John Swyft has letters of general attorney under the names of Robert Veel and Henry Stanyhurst.

Attested: 
The K.
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
26 May. 1395
Dublin

Robert Greves, prior of the Blessed of Mary of Connell, has letters of general attorney under the names of Robert Gine, fellow canon, and Henry Petifaunt.

Attested: 
Roger Mortimer, e. March and Ulster, Lt of Ire.
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 May. 1395

A plea is pending in chancery between the K. and Robert fitz Leones concerning 1 messuage and 40 acres in Balytarsyn, which belonged to Peter fitz Leones. COMMISSION, by mainprize of John Shrigley kt [chiv'] of co. Meath and Nicholas Ketyng of the same county, to the said Robert [fitz Leones] of custody of the said messuage [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
8
15 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

INSPEXIMUS and CONFIRMATION, for 40s paid in the hanaper, of the K.'s letters patent dated 27 May [1394] 17 Ric. II made to Alice Beke and Thomas Donghir, citizen of Dublin, by which, for a fine of £20, the K. granted to them custody of two thirds of all manors and lands that belonged to Warin Oweyn in cos. Dublin and Kildare, who held of the K. in chief, and which are in the K.'s hand by reason of the minority of John, son and heir of [Warin]; to hold until the heir comes of age with suits of court, rents, services [etc.] as fully as Warin did, together with the reversion of one third of the same that Alice, who was Warin's wife, holds in dower, together with the marriage of the heir without disparagement, and similarly during the minorities of successive heirs; without rendering anything.

C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 186; 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
4 Jun. 1395

PARDON of Malmore Ocoigne of Castelmartin, co. Kildare, for treasons [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
10
[After 4 Jun. 1395]

RENEWAL, because the said Malmore [Ocoigne of Castelmartin, co. Kildare, as in §9] had a similar pardon by the K.'s letters of the signet dated 28 April [1395] last under the name of 'Malmore Ocoigne of co. Kildare, Englishman'.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The item is undated, but it must post-date 4 June 1395, i.e. the date of the preceding item, §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
11
4 Jun. 1395

Patrick Brengane of Russellestoun has similar letters of pardon [as in §9].

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

{1} The item is dated 'Teste ut supra' in reference to §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
12
[After 4 Jun. 1395]

RENEWAL, because the said Patrick [Brengane of Russellestoun, as in §11] had a similar pardon dated 28 April [1395] last under the name of 'Patrick Brengane of Russelestoun, born in Eng.'.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The item is undated but it must post-date 4 June 1395, i.e. the date of the preceding item, §11.

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
28 Apr. 1395

William Bernard chaplain has letters of general attorney under the names of Thomas Stokkes and Thomas Broun.

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
14
8 Jun. 1395

John Welles [has letters of general attorney, as in §13] under the names of Richard Cruys and John Passelewe, citizens of Dublin.

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
15
24 May. 1395

PARDON of Richard Butler of Balythermot for the death of William Horsley, whom he killed in self-defence.

Authorized: 
By the K., on information of the chamberlain by bill.
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
8 Jun. 1395
To all admirals, mayors bailiffs [etc.].

LICENCE to William Symmesson merchant to transport three weys of wheat from any port in Ire. to Eng., on payment of the customs due to the K.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15172, p. 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
17
24 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

GRANT, for life, to John Rochefort that he shall not be made sheriff, seneschal, bailiff [etc.], nor placed on assizes [etc.].

C: 

NAI, Ferguson Coll. 2, p. 106; 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
18
12 Jun. 1395
Dublin

Philip Darcy kt [chiv'] has letters of general attorney under the names of John Darcy and John Frampton.

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
19
20 Mar. 1395

Richard Lythum chaplain, master in arts, formerly a student in the university of Oxford, was banned from there in the time when master Robert Rugge was chancellor [of the university]. The K. has restored him to the liberty of that university and to the estate and degree [status et gradus] which he had, by royal authority.

Authorized: 
By letters of the K. of the signet.
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
12 Jun. 1395

APPOINTMENT of the lieutenant of the admiral of Ire. and Richard Gylle to arrest sufficient ships in the port of Dublin and water of Clantarf [Clontarf] for the passage to Eng. of William Hankeford,1 chief justice at pleas [etc.], William Screne, chief baron of the Ex., John Meltoun, lieutenant of the T., and Robert Claydoun, keeper of the hanaper, together with their horses and equipment, to be paid for out of the money of the said officers at a reasonable price.

C: 

RIA, MS 12.D.16, p. 85; COA, PH 15172, p. 187; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 Rendered 'Hawkeford' 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
21
10 Jun. 1395

Richard, prior of St Giles's of Little Malvern, has letters of general attorney under the names of Thomas Dandy, fellow-monk, and John Deynte.

Robert Far[rington], keeper of the seal, received the attorneys.

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
22
30 May. 1395

John [Colton], abp Armagh, primate of Ire., has letters of general attorney under the names of Robert Hore and Walter Penkestoun in all pleas and plaints moved by or against the archbishop for one year.

C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 268; 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
13 Jun. 1395

Robert Faryngtoun, prebendary of one part of Lusk in the cathedral church of St Patrick, Dublin, which John Brian formerly occupied, has letters of general attorney under the names of Robert, prior of Holy Trinity, Dublin, and John Kirkeby clk.

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
24
13 Jun. 1395

[Robert Faryngtoun] has other [letters of general attorney, as in §23] under the names of Thomas Everdon clk and Robert Sutton clk.

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
25
13 Jun. 1395

[Robert Faryngtoun] has other [letters of general attorney, as in §23] under the names of William Horsley and John Coventre, vicar choral of St Patrick's, Dublin.

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
16 Mar. 1395
Drogheda
To archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, dukes, earls, barons, knights, justices, sheriffs, provosts, ministers and all bailiffs and faithful people.

The K. wishes to provide for the security of the venerable father Alexander [Balscot], bp Meath. APPROVAL, RATIFICATION and CONFIRMATION, by the K.'s special grace, of the estate, title and possession that the bishop has in the manors of Ardebrakan, Killeighan, Ardcath and all other manors, lands, rents, services, advowsons of churches and vicarages, liberties, franchises and free customs, with all their appurtenances, pertaining to his said bishopric, both in temporalities and spiritualities; wishing that the bishop and his successors should have and hold them to himself and his successors forever as freely, fully and quietly and in the same manner by which he or any of his predecessors, bishops of the same place, held them before this time, without any impediment of the K. or his heirs.

And further, wishing to show that bishop more abundant grace, GRANT also to him and his successors of full return of writs and jurisdiction to hold leets and to have view of frankpledge, with soek, sak, toll and theme, infangthef and outfangtheff, waifs, strays, assays of measures and corrections of the same, gallows, pillory and tumbril, and all other things and punishments and executions that pertain to a leet and view of frankpledge and the office of assay, within those temporalities.

And [grant] that he and his successors, and their tenants and residents within those temporalities, are henceforth to be quit of all manner of tallages, passages, pontages, murages, pavages and such other customs throughout the whole of the land of Ire., both inside and outside liberties.

Therefore the K. wishes and firmly orders, for himself and his heirs, that the bishop and his successors shall have and hold those manors, lands, rents, services [etc.] and enjoy those free customs and return of writs [etc.] in the said form forever, as aforesaid.

Witnesses:
Thomas [Arundel], abp York, C. of Eng.;
Robert [Waldeby], abp Dublin;
Richard [Medford], bp Chichester, T. of Ire.;
Tidmarius [Robert Tideman], bp Llandaff;
Thomas, duke of Gloucester;
Edward, e. Rutland and Cork;
Thomas [Mowbray], e. Nottingham, marshal of Eng.;
Thomas Percy, steward of the K.'s household;
William le Scrope, chamberlain of Ire; and others.

Attested: 
The K.
T: 

CPI, p. 92 (=transcript from Rot. Mem. 18 Ric. II, pt 1, m. 8).

C: 

RCH.

N: 

Stat. Edward IV, pt 2, pp 206–11 (=recital in French, dated 14 Edw. IV [1474], of a confirmation of these letters patent made by statute in the Drogheda parliament of 26 March [1451] 29 Hen. VI).

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
28 Mar. 1395
Kilkenny

Thomas Middeltoun, prebendary of Crospatryk in the cathedral of Ferns, has shown by petition that the church of Rosclare was annexed to the prebend [of Crospatryk] by the late bishop of Ferns and others qui interesse habuerunt, until now lately one Patrick Wyse procured for himself the presentation to the same church by false claim to the bishop of Ossory, formerly C., asserting that it is a parish church, and vacant; and by writ of quare impedit against the bishop of Ferns [etc.] he sued so that he obtained possession. RESTORATION of Thomas to his possession of the church of Rosclare.

Authorized: 
By the K.
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
28
15 Jun. 1395
Dublin

Gerald fitz Morice, e. Kildare, has letters of general attorney under the names of William fitz Gerard and Henry Faunt.

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
15 Jun. 1395
Dublin

[Gerald fitz Morice, e. Kildare] has other [letters of general attorney, as in §28] under the names of John [Griffin], bp Leighlin, and Nicholas Walsh chaplain.

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
24 Mar. 1395

LICENCE to the prior and convent of the house or hospital of St John of New Town near Trim [Nove Ville juxta Trym] to acquire to themselves and their successors in perpetuity advowsons of churches to the value of £10 according to their assessment [juxta taxarum earum] and six carucates of arable land, which are not held of the K. in chief.

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
[No date.]

RATIFICATION of the estate [etc.] that the prior and convent of the house or hospital of St John of New Town near Trim [Nove Ville juxta Trym] have in all their lands and possessions in Ire.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The item is undated, but it may belong to the around same time as the previous entry on the roll (§30), which is dated at Dublin, 24 March 1395.

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
14 Jun. 1395

John Humbletoun has letters of general attorney under the names of Robert Burnell and Robert Eure.

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
14 Jun. 1395

[John Humbletoun] has other [letters of general attorney, as in §32] under the names of John Shriglee kt [chiv'] and John Kirkeby clk.

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
28 Apr. 1395

John Fekenham [has letters of general attorney] under the names of Robert Sutton clk and Thomas Everdoun clk.

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
28 Apr. 1395

[John Fekenham has] other [letters of general attorney, as in §34] under the names of Michael Darcy and Thomas Everdoun.

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
36
20 Jun. 1395

LICENCE, for 2m paid in the hanaper, to brother Matthew Ohalpynd, canon of the church of the Blessed Mary of Kells, Irishman, to use English law.

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
24 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

RATIFICATION of the estate and possession that Richard Talbot kt [chiv']; John le Scrope kt [chiv'] and Elizabeth his wife; and John Halsham and Philippa his wife have both in manors [etc.] by right of the said Richard, Elizabeth and Philippa as heirs of John, son and heir of John Hastings, late earl of Pembroke, who last died seised in co. Wexford both in lands [etc.] that Mary de St Pol held in dower of the inheritance of the earl, and also in lands [etc.] that Anne who was the wife of John Hastings, father of the said last earl, held in dower of that inheritance, and also in other all manner of possessions whatsoever belonging to the earl, who held of the K. in chief.

Authorized: 
By the K.
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
24 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

GRANT, for 5m, to the prior of the house of St Wolstan of all lordships, messuages [etc.] in Bakbyestoun that the K. had of the gift of Henry Marleburghe clk and Thomas Heyne chaplain, which are held of the K. in chief, to the value of 5m p.a. to celebrate divine service daily in their church for the good estate of the K. and for his soul after death and the souls of his progenitors; to have forever.1

C: 

CPR 1399–1401, p. 477 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 7 May 1401); RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH simply reads 'Teste ut supra', in reference to the date of §37 (i.e. 24 April 1395). That date is confirmed by CPR 1399–1401, 477.

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
24 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

Richard de la Mare and Walter Rowe are appointed, together and separately, as the K.'s attorneys to deliver full seisin of the said lordships [etc., as in §38] to the said prior [of the house of St Wolstan, etc.].

C: 

NAI, Ferguson Coll. 2, p. 102; 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
18 Jun. 1395

David Wogan kt has letters of general attorney under the names of Richard Cruys, citizen of Dublin, and Richard Norreys.

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
41
18 Jun. 1395

APPOINTMENT of John Kirkeby as keeper of the rolls of chancery.

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
42
19 Jun. 1395
Dublin

APPOINTMENT, during pleasure, of Thomas Everdoun and John Kirkeby as keepers of the g.s., receiving 4d daily from the issues of the hanaper. The K. wishes that they should take the advice of William Hankeford,1 chief justice at pleas [etc.], concerning onerous matters [de onerosis rebus].

C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 192; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 Rendered as 'Haukeford' 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
43
25 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

John Windsor has letters of general attorney under the names of Robert Sutton and William Boltham.

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
44
26 Mar. 1395
Dublin

GRANT, for life, to William Arderne of the office of water-bailiff [waterbailly] and searcher in the ports of Youghal, Cork, Kinsale, Dingle, Limerick, Lepershilond and Galway.

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
45
23 Apr. 1395

John [Griffin], bp Leighlin, has shown by petition that the greater part of the lands [etc.] of his church are destroyed by Irish enemies, on account of which suffering it was necessary for him and his tenants to receive those enemies. PARDON to him of all manner of receiving of enemies.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 25.

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
10 Jun. 1395
Westminster

'APPOINTMENT, during pleasure, of Alexander [Balscot], bp Meath, as C. of Ire.'1

Attested: 
English g.s.
Authorized: 
By K. and council.
C: 

CPR 1391–6, p. 582; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 An enrolment of English letters patent.

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
6 Jul. 1395
Westminster
To Thomas Everdoun and John Kirkeby, keepers of the g.s.

ORDER to deliver the g.s. to [Alexander Balscot, bp Meath, C. of Ire., as in §46].

Attested: 
English g.s.
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
48
[1 Aug. 1395]

[MEMORANDUM] that on 1 Aug. [1395] 19 Ric. II, Thomas [Everdoun] and John [Kirkeby, keepers of the g.s. delivered that seal to Alexander Balscot, bp Meath, C. of Ire.] in the great hall [magna aula] of the archbishop of Dublin at St Sepulchre in Dublin.1

C: 

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
49
18 Jun. 1395
Dublin

COMMISSION—by mainprize of Gerald fitz Morice, e. Kildare, and John fitz Morice of Blakall, co. Kildare—to John Route chaplain of custody of two thirds of the manor of Lucan with appurtenances, and a water-mill there, which were taken into the K.'s hand for certain reasons; to hold together with the issues from the time they were taken into the K.'s hand until it is determined whether they ought to pertain to the said John Route or to the K. He is to answer for all the issues derived therefrom at the Ex. of Ire., in case it should be decided whether those two thirds pertain to the K. by right. And he is to sustain the houses and other buildings belonging to those two thirds, and all other charges pertaining to the same for as long as he holds that custody.

Attested: 
Roger Mortimer, earl of March and Ulster, Lt
C: 

NAI, Ferguson Coll. 2, pp 101, 103; 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
26 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

One Richard Heygreve, late citizen of Dublin, held all his messuages and tenements, both inside the walls of that city and outside, of King Edward III, grandfather of the present K., in burgage, just as all the city of Dublin is held. Without having obtained the K.'s licence, he bequeathed by his last will all his messuages and tenements to Cecilia his wife for her lifetime, with remainder after her death to the confraternity of St Katherine of the church of St Michael in the High Street of that city [in Alto Vico dicte civitatis] forever. On account of that bequest in mortmain the said messuages [etc.] were forfeited to the K. GRANT, by the K.'s special grace and for the increase of God's worship, of those messuages and tenements, to the value of £10, to the prior and convent of the cathedral church of Holy Trinity, Dublin, to have to them and their successors in free alms forever

Attested: 
The K.
Authorized: 
By the K. himself, at the instance of the C.
C: 

Reg. Alen, p. 230; 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
51
20 Jun. 1395
Dublin

The K. lately granted to the prior and brethren of the house of the hospital of St Mary outside the West Gate of Drogheda a licence to acquire lands, tenements and rents to the value of £10 p.a., which were held of the K. in free burgage or of other lords. LICENCE to the following persons to make the following gifts to the said prior and his successors to the value of 5m p.a. in part satisfaction of those £10 of lands [etc.] forever, viz:

to David […] clk, gift of 1 messuage and 4 acres of land in Drogheda in the parish of St Peter; the messuage is situated in the Great Street [in Magno Vico] of that town, and the land lies outside its walls.

to Stephen […], gift of 1 messuage in that town in the parish of St Peter;

and to David and Stephen, gift of 2 shops situated together in Bothestrete in that town in the parish of St Peter, with two upper rooms built above [cum 2 solariis superedificatis].

The messuage [etc.] are held of the K. in chief by service of free burgage, just as is the town of Drogheda; and they are worth 37s 8d p.a. beyond reprises, as appears by an inquisition taken by Thomas Hill, Lt of William le Scrope, chamberlain of Ire., escheator in co. Uriel and the town of Drogheda.

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
25 Jun. 1394

John Eyleward chaplain showed the K. that on 27 Feb. [1394] last the K. presented him to the church of Killury, diocese of Ardfert, and later he presented Theobald Broun clk similarly to the same church, by the name of 'the church of Killoury'. The K. lately ordered by writ to the sheriff of the crosslands of Kerry that he should notify Theobald to be in chancery on a certain day to show why those letters [of presentation] made to him ought not to be revoked, and the sheriff returned that he gave notice, and Theobald did not come on the specified day. REVOCATION of the letters of presentation made to the said Theobald.

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
28 Apr. 1395
Waterford

GRANT to John Beaumont of all castles, vills, manors, hamlets, lands, tenements, rents, services, knights' fees, and advowsons of churches and parochial chapels and all other benefices whatsoever, within the following metes and bounds, viz. from the bank of the water of the Slane [Slaney] on the south side and from la Blakewatyr of Arklow on the north side, and from the high sea on the east side and from the bounds of cos. Carlow and Kildare on the west side, with free fisheries up to the mid-streams of those boundaries, except the lands and tenements that belong to the earl of Ormond if he should have any within those boundaries. And further GRANT that he and his heirs may have a court before his seneschal and bailiffs to be deputed by him and his heirs, once each fortnight within the said boundaries; and cognizance of all pleas and plaints both of the crown and of others, arising [emergencium] within the said boundaries; and that if any persons who have been attached or distrained by chattels to come to that court should not appear, then those chattels should be forfeited; and that all fines [etc.] derived from those pleas [etc.] may be applied to the use of John and his heirs; also with all manner of liberties [etc.] pertaining to the said castles [etc.], to have to John and his heirs forever for service of one knight's fee when scutage runs. Further GRANT to him and his heirs the return of writs running within the said boundaries.

T: 

BL, Add. MS 4797, f. 63–63v.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Ferguson Coll. 2, p. 111.

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
24 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

On account of the damage inflicted by the Irish on the prioress and convent of Grane [Graney, co. Kildare], LICENCE to them to acquire to themselves and their successors lands [etc.] in perpetuity to the value of 20m p.a.

Attested: 
The K.
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
55
27 Apr. 1395
Waterford

In consideration of the costs [etc.] that the mayor and citizens of Limerick sustain in wars in defence of that city, GRANT in perpetuity that no escheator or clerk of the market or keeper of weights and measures may sit among them [inter ipsos imperpetuum sedeant].

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
56
25 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

GRANT, for life, of £10 p.a. to Thomas Kildare, mayor of Limerick.

Attested: 
The K.
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
13 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

The K. had granted to Gerardus Van Raes the office of keeper of the tholsel [tolcetum] or the K.'s gaoler in the city of Dublin for life. GRANT to him of both the upper gaol and the lower one in that tholsel.

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
20 Mar. 1395
Dublin

GRANT to John Lyncoln clk, prebendary of Castrocnok [Castleknock] in the cathedral of St Patrick, Dublin, on behalf of the precentor, that he shall not be compelled to stay in Ire.

Attested: 
The K.
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
10 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

GRANT to the K.'s serjeant, John Fekenham, usher of the K.'s chamber, of all lands, rents and services with wardships, marriages, fees, advowsons of churches, escheats, forfeitures, wreck of sea and other appurtenances in Ballybrigyn, Ballythormot, Molaragh, Ballyrothry and Steveneston and in Donlagh in the barony of Ballyrothy, co. Dublin, with licence to dwell in Ire. without restriction; to have for his life without rendering anything.

Attested: 
The K.
C: 

CPR 1399–1401, p. 341 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 30 Oct. 1399); 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
28 Sep. 1394

RESTORATION of the temporalities of the Blessed Mary of Duleek to John Waring, canon of that house and abbot-elect.

C: 

Bodl., Rawl. MS B. 502, f. 15v.

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
9 Nov. 1394
Dublin

RESTORATION of the temporalities of the bishopric of Cloyne to brother Gerald [Caneton], canon of the order of St Augustine, preferred by the pope on the deprivation of Richard [Wye], bp Cloyne, for his faults and demerits.

Attested: 
The K.
C: 

Bodl., Rawl. MS B. 502, f. 15v.

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
20 Nov. 1394
Dublin

LICENCE to the priory of Holy Trinity [Dublin] to acquire lands [etc.] to the value of 100m p.a., notwithstanding the Statute of Mortmain; lands held of the K. are to be held in frankalmoign, and lands held of the chief lords of the fee are to be held by due services.

C: 

Christ church deeds, §258.

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
8 Dec. 1394
Dublin

Of the K.'s special grace and for the good and laudible service that his beloved clerk Robert Sutton has performed from the time of the K.'s coronation, GIFT and GRANT to the same Robert of all the lands and tenements, with appurtenances, in Burtonestongalwey,1 co. Meath, which previously belonged to the abbot and convent of Dundreynan in Scotland and were forfeited and taken into the K.'s hand because they adhered to the the K.'s Scottish enemies, not exceeding the value of £7 p.a., provided that he answer for any surplus; to have and to hold to the said Robert for his lifetime, without rendering anything to the K.

Attested: 
The K.
Authorized: 
By the [K.'s] signet.
C: 

C. W. Segrave, The Segrave family, 1066–1935 (London, 1936), §6; CPR 1399–1401, p. 186 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 6 Feb. 1400).

Footnotes: 

1 Rendered 'Burton Eston Galwey' in CPR 1399–1401, 186.

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
22 Dec. 1394
Dublin

GRANT, for life, to William Asshe, usher of the K.'s chamber, of the offices of the marshalsea in the K.'s chief place and in the common bench and Ex. in Ire., and the office of usher in that Ex., with licence to receive the fees and profits of those offices during his absence from Ire.

C: 

CPR 1399–1401, p. 40 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 25 Oct. 1399); CCR 1399–1401, pp 427–8, 530.

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
26 Dec. 1394

GRANT, for life, to Simon Blakebourne, K.'s esquire, one of the K.'s serjeants-at-arms, of 12d a day in the Ex. of Ire.1

N: 

CCR 1405–9, 436 (=English letters patent dated at Westminster, 5 May 1409).

Footnotes: 

1 These letters were confirmed on 1 Dec. [1401] 3 Hen. IV under the g.s. of Ire. On 5 May 1409, the C. of Ire. was ordered to cause the enrolment of this item and the confirmation to be cancelled because on 23 March [1406] 7 Hen. IV the K. granted Simon Blakebourne 20m p.a. at the Ex. of Eng., for life (CCR 1405–9, 436).

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
5 Jan. 1395
Dublin

INSPEXIMUS of the following charter dated at Westminster, 20 Oct. [1357] 31 Edw. III,1 inspecting and confirming the following charters:

[1] Charter of John, count of Mortain and lord of Ire., granting to John [Comyn], abp Dublin, and his successors all liberties and free customs granted by his predecessors to that church.2

[2] Charter of John, son of the K. of the English and lord of Ire. [filius domini regis Anglorum et dominus Hibernie], granting to John [Comyn], abp Dublin, and his successors, the bishopric of Glendalough with all appurtenances.3

[3] A charter dated at Reading, 13 April [1230] 14 Hen. III, inspecting and confirming with additions a charter of John, count of Mortain and lord of Ire.4

With a further confirmation by Edward III of the grants made by the K.'s progenitors of free warren in all demesne lands of the archbishopric, both in mountains and elsewhere.

CONFIRMATION [by the present K.] of all and singular the grants, ratifications, confirmations [etc.] contained in those charters to the venerable father Robert [Waldeby], the present archbishop. Furthermore, wishing to show grace to the archbishop in this part, GRANT that henceforth he and his successors may enjoy and use all those liberties, privileges and customs, and each of them, without impediment by the K. or his ministers, although he and his predecessors had not fully used the same.

Witnesses:
John [Swaffham], bp Bangor;
Richard [Medford], bp Chichester, T. of Ire.;
Thomas, duke of Gloucester, the K.'s uncle;
Edward, e. Rutland and Cork;
Thomas [Mowbray], e. Nottingham, marshal of Eng.;
James Butler, e. Ormond;
Thomas Percy, steward of the K.'s household;
William le Scrope, the K.'s chamberlain;5
John Lovell kt; and others.

Attested: 
The K.
T: 

CPI, pp 90–1; TCD, MS 1061/1, ff 177v–180v.

C: 

Reg. Alen, p. 229.

Footnotes: 

1CChR 1341–1417, pp 155–6.
2CPI, p. 6.
3CPI, p. 4.
4CChR–6, p. 119.
5 Rendered 'le Crompe' in CPI, p. 91. Scrope was chamberlain of the K.'s household.

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
10 Jan. 1395
Dublin

GRANT to the prior and brethren of the order of Carmelites of Dublin, for the increase of divine service and in aid of their maintenance of the chantry of the Ex. of Dublin, receiving 100s. yearly at the Ex. wherever it may be in Ire., provided that they maintain the chantry by one of their brethren; in furtherance of letters patent dated 16 June [1335] 9 Edw. III.

Attested: 
The K.
C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 221.

N: 

CPR 1399–1401, p. 538 (=further confirmation dated at Westminster, 8 Aug. 1401); RCH, p. 202, §28 (=CIRCLE, 1 Hen. V, §28: an inspeximus dated at Dublin, 31 Jan. 1414); RCH, p. 206, §123 (=CIRCLE, PR 2 Hen. V, §132: an inspeximus dated at Dublin, 26 Jan. 1415).

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
20 Jan. 1395

APPOINTMENT of William Screne as chief baron of the Ex. of Ire.

C: 

COA, PH 15172, pp 220–1.

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
69
24 Jan. 1395

The K.'s liegeman Arthurus McMurgh, born in Ire. and formerly a rebel, had surrendered himself to the K.'s faith and peace. GRANT to him of 80m p.a., to be received as his ancestors received it from the K.'s progenitors, together with his wife Elizabeth's inheritance of the barony of Norragh; to hold to himself and the said Elizabeth as she held it before it came into the K.'s hand for so long as he maintains himself as a good liege [ut bonus ligeus].1

Attested: 
The K.
Authorized: 
By the K., on the information of the Lt.
C: 

RCH, p. 156, §42 (=CIRCLE, PR 1 Hen. IV, §43: a confirmation dated at Castledermot, 1 April 1400).

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
25 Jan. 1395
Dublin

GRANT, for life, to Thomas Swyft of the office of second engrosser of the Ex. of Ire., receiving the accustomed fee at the Ex.; so that he shall not be retained with anyone else and the fee shall not exceed 10m p.a.

C: 

CPR 1413–16, p. 91 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 1 May 1413

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
26 Jan. 1395
Dublin

The K. has considered the great losses, damages and destructions which the K.'s beloved lieges, the sovereign and commons of the town of New Ross, have long sustained from the K.'s Irish rebels dwelling around that town. The walls of that town have fallen down and the town is so greatly impoverished that the residents cannot repair them without aid, as is said. GRANT, of the K.'s special grace, to the same sovereign and commons that they may have the K.'s custom within that town called le coket for the next ten years, without rendering anything to the K., in aid of improving, fortifying and repairing the walls of that town. Such that the issues and profits derived from that custom shall be placed fully and spent faithfully upon the improvement, fortification and repair of the said walls, and not put to any other use. The sovereign and commons shall render [an account of the moneys received] from this before those whom it shall please the K. to appoint.

Attested: 
The K.
T: 

CPI, p. 91 (=Ir. memoranda roll, 18 Ric. II, m. 33).

C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 252.

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
31 Jan. 1395
Dublin

GRANT, for life, to Richard Burgh esq. of the fee-farm of £40 p.a that the mayor and community of the town of Drogheda on the side of Uriel are bound to render at the Ex. of Ire., with licence to receive the same during his absence [from Ire.], in lieu of a grant to him for life of 40m p.a. at the Ex. of Eng. by letters patent, which he has taken oath to surrender before Michaelmas and receive no further benefit from.

C: 

CPR 1399–1401, pp 159–60 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 4 Nov. 1399); COA, PH 15172, p. 259.

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
1 Feb. 1395
Dublin

LICENCE to the prior and convent of SS Peter and Paul of Selsker to acquire to themselves and their successors lands, tenements, rents and advowsons of parish churches, vicarages, chapels and chantries, to the value of £10 p.a., according to a true extent to be made thereof, to have and to hold to their own use, notwithstanding the Statute of Mortmain.

Attested: 
The K.
N: 

Stat. Edw. IV, pt 1, 124–5 (=reference to letters said to be enrolled in the rolls of the Irish chancery for this year).

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
1 Feb. 1395
To all ministers of the K.

ORDER not to trouble [Richard Northalis] bp Ossory, who has licence to go to the court of Rome for certain business and to permit him to receive the fruits spiritual and temporal from his bishopric by deputies for four years

C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 231.

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
4 Feb. 1395

GRANT, for life, to Elizabeth Despenser, who was the wife of Edward Despenser and who holds the manor of Killoran, co. Waterford, that she shall not be compelled or distrained to remain in the land of Ire. in her own person, or to find defensible men, and that she may have the rents of the said manor sent to Eng. for her use, as fully and freely as she held them before the Statute [concerning absentees] of Westminster, 3 Ric. II.

C: 

NAI, Ferguson Coll. 2, p. 114; COA, PH 15172, p. 272.

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
8 Feb. 1395
Dublin

GRANT, for life, to Laurence Neweton of 12d a day from the issues of the manors of Esker and Newcastle Lyons.

C: 

CPR 1399–1401, p. 198 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 15 Feb. 1400); RCH, p. 207, §131 (=CIRCLE, PR 2 Hen. V, §141: an inspeximus dated at Dublin, 11 Feb. 1415).

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
10 Feb. 1395
Dublin
To all the K.'s bailiffs and faithful people.

William Stone lately by the K.'s writ impleaded John Dowdall before John Tyrell and his fellows, formerly justices of the K.'s bench of Carlow, for a debt of 20m; and John Dowdall, not appearing, was put in exigent in co. Carlow and afterwards outlawed, as appears by the record produced in the chancery of Ire.; and John Dowdall has now surrendered himself to the marshalsea prison of the common bench of Ire. and there abides, as the said John Tyrell, chief justice of that bench, has certified in chancery. PARDON to John Dowdall of the outlawry; such that, however, he stands to right in the K.'s court if the said William wishes to sue him for the debt.1

Attested: 
The K.
O: 

NLI, D 15777.

C: 

Dowdall deeds, §333.

Footnotes: 

1 The engrossed letters patent conclude with the following 'mention of service': Sutton (=Robert Sutton).

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
10 Feb. 1395
Dublin

Similar letters of PARDON [as in §76] to John Dowdall, arising from the suit of John Karlell clk for a debt of £4.1

Attested: 
The K.
O: 

NLI, D 15778.

C: 

Dowdall deeds, §334.

Footnotes: 

1 The engrossed letters patent conclude with the following 'mention of service': Sutton (=Robert Sutton).

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
10 Feb. 1395
Dublin

Similar letters of pardon [as in §76] of John Dowdall, arising from the suit of Alexander [Balscot], bp Meath, and John Karlell clk for a debt of £4.1

Attested: 
The K.
O: 

NLI, D 15779.

C: 

Dowdall deeds, §335.

Footnotes: 

1 The engrossed letters patent conclude with the following 'mention of service': Sutton (=Robert Sutton).

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
12 Feb. 1395
Dublin

COMMISSION and GRANT to the K.'s cousin, Thomas [Mowbray], e. Nottingham, marshal of Eng.—the K. intimately confiding in his faith and prudence—of full power to receive in the K.'s place and name the liege homages of all manner of Irishmen born in Leinster [quorumcumque Hibernicorum natorum de Lagenum], of whatever estate, rank or condition they may be, both of Arthurus MacMourgh and those who shall have returned to the K.'s faith and obedience as his lieges, and also those who shall wish in future to return to the same faith and obedience; and to distribute lands and habitations to captains and leaders of fighting men quitting and leaving the land of Leinster, just as shall seem best to the said earl, at his discretion. Also, the K. firmly instructs both his beloved and faithful, the earls of Ormond and Desmond, and also his other faithful lieges and subjects of all that land [tocius patrie illius], to be intendant, advising, aiding and obedient to Thomas, the earl, and his deputies just as ordered by him in this part on the K.'s behalf.

Attested: 
The K.
T: 

Curtis, Ric. II in Ire., 76–7 (trans. 165–6).

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
81
12 Feb. 1395
Dublin

COMMISSION and GRANT to the K.'s cousin, Thomas [Mowbray], e. Nottingham, marshal of Eng.—the K. intimately confiding in his faith and prudence—of full power to receive in the K.'s place and name the liege homages of all manner of the K.'s Irishmen of Thomond [quorumcumque Hibernicorum nostrorum de Tothmond], of whatever estate, rank or condition they may be, both of Brien O Brien 'leader' of Thomond [ducis de Tothmond] and all those said persons of Thomond who shall have returned to the K.'s faith and obedience as his lieges, and also those who shall wish in future to return to the same faith and obedience, just as shall seem best to the said earl, at his discretion. Also the K. firmly instructs both his beloved and faithful the earls of Ormond and Desmond, and also his other faithful lieges and subjects of all that land [tocius patrie illius], to be intendant, advising, aiding and obedient to Thomas, the earl, and his deputies just as ordered by him in this part on the K.'s behalf.1

Attested: 
The K.
T: 

Myles V. Ronan, 'Some Mediaeval Documents', JRSAI, 67 (1937), 231–2; NLI, MS 2709, pp 42–3.

Footnotes: 

1 The text of this letter is not among the documents published in Curtis, Ric. II in Ire.. As Rev. Ronan puts it: 'For some reason the original was not included in the bundle brought with [Richard II] to England by the K., but remained in the Court of Ex., Dublin. The present copy from the Mac Gorman Collection was duly made out, examined and signed by the Registrar, witnessed as a true copy by the Chief Remembrancer, and attested as to signatures by Dublin notaries in 1792.' The original was presumably destroyed in 1922. For further discussion of this document, see Aubrey Gwynn, 'Richard II and the chieftains of Thomond', North Munster Antiquarian Journal, vii, no. 3 (1956), esp. p. 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
82
16 Feb. 1395
Dublin

APPOINTMENT, during pleasure, of Richard Gille merchant as controller of the great and petty customs in the ports of Dublin and Drogheda on both sides of the water, and other coastal places in cos. of Dublin and Uriel, with power to execute the office by deputy.

C: 

CPR 1391–6, p. 716 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 8 May 1396).

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
20 Feb. 1395
Dublin

The K. believes it to be pious and pleasing to God that, having now come to the land of Ire. for the sake of justice and the good government of his people and subjects there, under divine trust, he should restore grace to his subjects at his first coming, and especially to those who humbly seek his grace. [Pium credimus et deo fore gratum ut nos qui jam ad terram nostram Hibernie propter justificacionem et felicem gubernacionem populi et subditorum nostrorum ibidem sub divina confidencia accessimus nostris subditis in primevo adventu nostro graciosi reddamur [sic] et presertim hiis qui graciam nostram humiliter prosecuntur.] Therefore he wishes, out of reverence towards God, as becomes his clemency, to temper justice with mildness, so that those of the K.'s subjects who have behaved badly may the more quickly take an opportunity of bearing themselves better in future.

Out of K.'s special grace and because his liegeman, Henry Blake of Galway, an Englishman born in the K.'s land, as is said, has submitted himself to the K.'s grace, PARDON to him of the K.'s suit of peace, as far as pertains to the K., all manner of treasons, felonies, homicides, burnings, receivings, felonies, trespasses, contempts, rebellions, conspiracies, champarties, falsities, deceptions, extortions, oppressions, ambidextries, false allegiances and misprisions howsoever perpetrated by him against the K.'s peace and crown both in the time of Edward III, late K. of Eng., and in the time of the present K., in his land of Ire. before Epiphany next for which he may be indicted, charged or appealed, and also of outlawries, if any such are proclaimed against him for these reasons; and the K. has firmly granted to him his peace. Such that, however, he stands to right in the K.'s court if anyone wishes to plead against him concerning the premises or any of the premises, and that he conducts himself well towards the K. and his people in future.

T: 

Edmund Curtis (ed.), 'The pardon of Henry Blake of Galway in 1395', Journal of the Galway Archaeological and Historical Society, 16 (1934–5), 188–9.

C: 

NAI, M 2654, p. 7.

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
20 Feb. 1395
Dublin

On 13 March [1380] 2 Ric. II, by his letters patent—considering the great burdens, labours and expenses that his beloved in Christ, the prior and brethren of the house of the order of Carmelites of Leighlin in Ire., have supported and sustained for a long time, and still sustain and support daily in the keeping of their house and also the bridge of Leighlin which borders that house against the K.'s Irish enemies, in easement and salvation of the K.'s lieges who dwell in the same parts and wish to cross by that bridge, just as has been testified to the K.—the K. granted of his special grace, with the assent of council, to the prior and brethren of that order staying in that house 20m to be received each year from the issues and profits pertaining to his town of Newcastle Lyons, during pleasure, as is fully contained in those letters. Wishing to show grace to the said prior and brethren in this part, GRANT to them and their successors, in aid of all manner of burdens and expenses and in relief of their house, that they may have and receive those 20m p.a. of the K.'s alms forever from the issues and profits of the K.'s town of Newcastle Lyons, by the hands of the keeper, constable or any other person who shall levy those issues and profits on the K.'s behalf, at Easter and Michaelmas in equal portions.1

Attested: 
The K.
T: 

CPI, p. 92; NLI, [Harris] MS 13, p. 349.

C: 

CPR 1399–1401, p. 144 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 3 Dec. 1399); RCH, p. 203, §20 (=CIRCLE, PR 1 Hen. V, §59: an inspeximus dated at Dublin, 1 Oct. 1413, confirming the earlier inspeximus of 3 Dec. 1399).

Footnotes: 

1 The place-date of this grant appears in the inspeximus of 1 Oct. 1413 (CIRCLE, PR 1 Hen. V, §59). See CIRCLE, CR 18 Ric. II, §16, for an order in pursuance for payment of that sum.

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
20 [Feb. ] 1395
Dublin

GRANT, for life, to William le Scrope, chamberlain of Ire., to be keeper of Drogheda on both sides of the water, with all fee-farms, customs, lands, tenements, and all liberties, franchises, escheats, marriages, wardships, reliefs, homages, fealties, bondages, hundreds, fairs, markets, free customs, meadows, woods, fisheries, suits of court of free and bond tenants, with all issues, revenues, rents, fines, amercements, wrecks of sea, forfeitures and all other profits and emoluments [etc.] pertaining to that town and land, with the offices of escheator, gauger, clerk of the market and customers of the K.'s coket, bailiffs and other offices, together with the goods and chattels of felons, fugitives and outlaws, all escapes of prisoners, and all other profits; to have at fee-farm.1

Attested: 
The K.
C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 222; CPR 1396–9, p. 174, item 2 (=a recital of the grant dated at Westminster, 14 July 1397); NAI, Ferguson Repertory 1, p. 122.

Footnotes: 

1 COA, PH 15172, p. 222 gives the date of both this and the next item as 20 Feb. 1395. The date given in CPR 1396–9, p. 174, is 20 March 1395. William le Scrope surrendered these letters patent on 25 April 1397 (CPR 1396–9, p. 174, item 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
86
20 Feb. 1395
Dublin

GRANT to William le Scrope, chamberlain of Ire., that he may be keeper of the K.'s whole lordship in Uriell, both in co. Louth and elsewhere within Uriell, with the fee-farms, customs, lands, tenements, and all liberties, franchises, escheats, marriages, wardships, reliefs, homages, fealties, bondages, hundreds, fairs, markets, free customs, meadows, woods, fisheries, suits of court of free and bond tenants, with issues, revenues, rents, fines, amercements, wreck of sea, forfeitures and all other profits and emoluments [etc.] pertaining to that lordship, with the offices of sheriff, escheator, customers, bailiffs [etc.] therein, and the return of writs, goods and chattels of fugitive felons, outlawries and escapes of prisoners, and all other profits, to have for as long as the said land remains in the K.'s hand, without rendering anything to the K.

Attested: 
The K.
C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 222; CPR 1396–9, p. 174, item 1 (=a recital of the grant dated at Westminster, 14 July 1397).

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
22 Feb. 1395

GRANT to the priors and Friars Preachers of Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Drogheda of 35m p.a. at the Ex. of Ire.1

C: 

CPR 1399–1401, p. 334 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 18 Sept. 1400).

Footnotes: 

1 The Irish g.s. is not specified in CPR 1399–1401, 334.

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
1 Mar. 1395

GRANT to John Acton of the office of second chamberlain of the Ex.

C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 231.

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
17 Mar. 1395
Drogheda

INSPEXIMUS and CONFIRMATION to the abbot and monks of Mellifont of a charter dated at Westminster, 28 Sept. [1348] 22 Edw. III.1 Grant also that they may make weirs and hatches in their fishery therein mentioned and that they and their men shall be quit of service.

C: 

CPR 1399–1401, pp 509–10 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 26 April 1401).

Footnotes: 

1 Text given in full in CChR 1341–1417, 97–9.

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
90
22 Mar. 1395
Dublin

CONFIRMATION, at the supplication of the K.'s beloved uncle, Thomas, duke of Gloucester, of the estate of the prior and convent of Llanthony near Gloucester in the advowson of the church of St Mary of Drogheda on the side of Meath and the chapel of St Nicholas, of which they were seised until a clerk was presented to the church by Edward III, who recovered the presentation against the prior; and GRANT that they shall have the church and chapel to their own uses with all rights, emoluments and profits.

Attested: 
The K.
T: 

Llanthony Cartularies, pp 287–8 (=transcript of an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 3 Jan. 1400).

C: 

CPR 1399–1401, pp 173–4 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 3 Jan. 1400 [item 2]); Arlene Hogan, The priory of Llanthony Prima and Secunda in Ireland, 1172–1541: lands, patronage and politics (Dublin, 2008), pp 368–9.

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
91
26 Mar. 1395
Dublin

INSPEXIMUS of the following instruments in favour of the archbishopric of Dublin:

[1] Charter of John, count of Mortain and lord of Ire., of the possessions of the see to John [Comyn], abp Dublin.1

[2] Charter of John, count of Mortain and lord of Ire., granting a fair at Swords.2

[3] Charter of John granting to John [Comyn], abp Dublin, and his successors, half the cantred of the abbey of Glendalough near his castle of Balymore, with lands, meadows, pastures, woods and forests.

[4] Charter dated at Reading, 13 April [1230] 14 Hen. III.3

[5] Letters patent dated at Westminster, 8 June [1358] 32 Edw. III, inspecting a charter of John, count of Mortain and lord of Ire., granting to John [Comyn], abp Dublin, and his successors those possessions which the archbishop's predecessors held of old and which were granted anew to that see.

GRANT and CONFIRMATION, so far as pertains to the K. for himself and his heirs, to Robert [Waldeby], present archbishop of Dublin, and to his successors, of all these gifts, grants, confimraitons, and all and singular things contained in those charters.

Attested: 
The K.
Authorized: 
By letters of the K. of the signet.
T: 

TCD, MS 1061/1, ff 170–174v; CPI, p. 92 [printed text unfinished].

C: 

Reg. Alen, p. 229.

Footnotes: 

1CPI, p. 8.
2 Ibid., p. 7.
3 Ibid., p. 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
92
26 Mar. 1395
Dublin

In consideration of the poverty of our beloved in Christ the vicars of the cathedral church of St Patrick, Dublin, GIFT and GRANT, of the K.'s special grace, to those vicars in aid of their sustenance of the advowsons of the churches of Athdirge, diocese of Dublin, worth 100s p.a. beyond charges [ultra onera], and of the church of Stabanan, diocese of Armagh, worth £10 p.a. beyond charges, which advowsons are of the K.'s patronage, as is said; to have and to hold to the same vicars and their successors in pure and perpetual alms forever. And similarly, by the tenor of these presents, LICENCE to the vicars to receive the advowsons of those churches and to appropriate those churches and, having appropriated them, to hold them to themselves and their successors forever, notwithstanding the Statute of Mortmain.1

Attested: 
The K.
Authorized: 
By letters of the K.'s signet.
T: 

Dignitas decani, p. 186 (=edition of BL, Lansdowne MS 418, f. 66 [item 5], a transcript made by Sir James Ware in Feb. 1638/9).

Footnotes: 

1 The authorization clause ends with the note Faryngton, indicating that Robert Faryngton received the K.'s warrant.

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
31 Mar. 1395
Kilkenny

GRANT to the abbot and convent of St Thomas the Martyr, Dublin, in frankalmoin of one tenth of the fee-farm of the city of Dublin to the value of 20m p.a., in furtherance of a grant by King John, with arrears.

Attested: 
The K.
C: 

COA, PH 15172, pp 259–60; CPR 1399–1401, p. 527 (an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 20 July 1401); NAI, EX 2/2, pp 48–9.

N: 

D. B. Quinn, 'Guide to English financial records for Irish history, 1461–1558, with illustrative extracts, 1461–1509', AH, no. 10 (1941), p. 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
94
1 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

The K. wishes, out of reverance to God, as becomes his clemency, to temper justice with mildness, so that those of the K.'s subjects who have behaved badly may the more quickly take an opportunity of bearing themselves better in future. Of the K.'s special grace and considering that his faithful and beloved liegeman David Wogan chevaler, being as he says of English descent, has submitted himself to the K.'s grace, PARDON to him of the K.'s suit of peace, so far as pertains to the K., for treasons, felonies, murders, burnings [etc.] perpetrated by him in the K.'s land of Ire., both in the time of Edward III, late K. of Eng., and in the time of the present K, before Epiphany last.

Attested: 
The K.
C: 

Matthew Devitt, 'The barony of Okethy', Journal of the Kildare Archaeological and Historical Society, 8 (1915–17), p. 470 (=translation of Irish memoranda roll 22 Ric. II, m. 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
95
1 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny
To all bailiffs and faithful subjects.

The K. has granted to Robert Hugely that he shall not be placed on any assizes, attaints, juries or inquisitions, both inside and outside liberties, and that he shall not be made against his will mayor, sheriff or sub-sheriff, coroner, seneschal or collector of the K.'s money, bailiff, knight of parliament, keeper of the peace, or collector of subsidies, justice of labourers or any other royal officer both inside and outside liberties. ORDER not to trouble or charge Robert contrary to this grant.

Attested: 
The K.
C: 

NAI, EX 2/2, pp 73–4.

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
96
5 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

INSPEXIMUS and CONFIRMATION of a charter of Henry II, formerly K. of Eng., progenitor of the present K., to the church of All Saints in the west part of Dublin and the canons there, servants of God, in these words:

'Henry by the grace of God K. of Eng. and duke of Normandy and Aquitaine and count of Anjou to all archbishops, bishops, abbots, earls, barons, justices, sheriffs and all his ministers and faithful people French, English and Irish, greetings.

Know that I have given and granted and by this my charter have confirmed to the church of All Saints in the eastern part of Dublin and the canons there, servants of God, these lands viz., Balencongalan, Kanture, Duncarnac, Baledubgall, Rubanagan, Cnoclislann, Kaldronan, in perpetuity and in pure alms for the health of my soul and those of my ancestors, with tithes and ancient immunities [antiquis terminis] and other free customs, just as they had them before my coming to Ire.

Therefore, I wish and firmly order that you maintain, keep and protect the said church and its canons and all its belongings and lands, not doing any injury or harm [contumeliam] to them nor permitting any to be done by anyone. If anyone should forfeit to them in anything, you are to cause full justice to be done without delay; and you are to permit the said church to have all those lands and possessions and all free and ancient customs and liberties just as Dermot, K. of Leinster, best and fully donated those lands to the said church before my coming to Ire.

Witnesses:
Laurencius [Lorcán Ua Tuathail], abp Dublin;
Edanus, bp Lug' [?Áed Ua Caellaide, bp Clogher];
R., earl of Dest' [?recte Ranulf, e. Chester];
H[ugh] de Lacy;
Ralph de Warner;
Robert [le] Poer;
William, my C.; and many others.'

GRANT also [by the present K.] that they may have and hold various manors, lands, tenements, rents and services, and other possessions, spiritual and temporal, in various places and parts of the K.'s land of Ire. out of the gifts and grants of various lords and other persons, [although] some of the charters, writings, enfeoffments and other muniments of those gifts and grants have been lost and others burned, as they say. Wishing specially to provide for the security of the prior and convent, and their successors, in this part, GRANT and by the tenor of these presents CONFIRMATION forever of all and singular gifts and grants of the said lords and others, and of the estate, title and possession that the prior and convent have in the same [etc.], to have and to hold to themselves and their successors with all the said manors [etc.], together with liberties, franchises, privileges and customs by which they and their predecessors hitherto and up to the present reasonably used and were accustomed to enjoy.

Further LICENCE, of the K.'s most abundant grace, to the prior and convent to acquire lands, tenements, rents with appurtenances, and advowsons of churches to the value of £20 p.a., both those held of the K. in chief and of others, to have and to hold to them and their successors in pure and perpetual alms, forever, notwithstanding the Statute of Mortmain; so long, however, as it is found by inquisitions to be taken thereon in due form and returned in the K.'s chancery of Ire., that this can be done without damage or prejudice to the K. or his heirs, or of any other persons.

For 40s paid in the hanaper.1

Attested: 
The K.
T: 

Reg. All Hallows, pp 18–20.

Footnotes: 

1 The inspeximus ends with the note, 'Faryngton per ipsum Regem et pro quadraginta solidis solutis in hanaperio', indicating that Robert Faryngton undertook the exemplification at the K's order.

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
5 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny
To all archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, dukes, earls, barons, justices, sheriffs, provosts, [mayors], bailiffs, ministers, and all others his faithful people.

The venerable father Robert [Waldeby], abp Dublin, primate of Ire., and dean of the K.’s free [church] of Penchrich [Penkridge] in Eng., has pleaded to the K. that he and his predecessors, archbishops of Dublin, claimed to have the following liberties within all the lordships and manors of that archbishopric, viz.:

[1] Soke and sake, toll and theam, infangthef, outfangthef, pleas of manslaughter, murder, slaying of Englishmen, and of all kinds of robberies, larcenies, trials by combat of Englishmen, and of all others within their lordships and manors, and abjurations of fugitives and felons fleeing to holy church; and also liberty to take fines and ransoms in their courts for felonies committed within their lands. And similarly to grant peace to felons for felonies committed within their lordships and manors at their will. And also to waive and outlaw felons in their courts, and to have day, year [and] waste of their lands, tenements, and rents; and to appoint from time [to time] their coroners, and by their own coroner to view and bury Englishmen and all others drowned and slain by mischance, without the K.'s coroner. And also the justification, correction and punishment of all manner of artificers and labourers within their lordships and manors, and to take fines and ransoms of such as be convicted or found guilty in their courts, against any of the articles contained in statutes and ordinances relating to all kinds of artificers and labourers, made before this by the K. and his progenitors. And also all pleas of the crown except the four pleas, namely forestall, rape of women, treasure trove and arson.

[2] Similarly they claimed to have their courts of all kinds of franchises, liberties and privileges aforesaid, to be held by their seneschal or seneschals from time to time at their will to be made and assigned.

[3] And also they claimed to have full return and executions of all the K.'s Return of writs and precepts for making summonses, distresses and attachments, by the K.’s progenitors directed, of all persons and in all places within the lordships and manors and cross of the said archbishopric. And also view of frankpledge and assize of wine, bread and beer, of their standards and of ells, weights, bushels, gallons, yards and other measures, and weights; and that the K.’s clerk of the market and keeper of measures may not interfere by virtue of his office within the lordships and manors and cross of his archbishopric, except once a year, to view and examine the standards of the archbishop.

[4] And also they claimed to take fines and corrections of their tenants of all kinds, and further to do all that pertains to the office of clerk of the market and keeper of the measures within their aforesaid lordships, manors and crosslands. And also whereas they have had plea of withernam [vetito nameo]1 and of all kinds of pleas belonging to court baron in all their lordships and manors ; and also one boat of theirs upon the water of Annaliffey [river Liffey] with the K.'s boat, to take salmon and other fish; and that they and all their men and tenants should be quit of toll, pannage, murage, pontage, lastage, stallage, tolboll, tallage, scot, geld, common aid and common amercements.

[5] And also they claimed to have a market within the manor of Swords on the Monday of every week and a fair there every year commencing in the eve of Saint Columba, to last for the following eight days; and a market within their manor of Lusk on the Thursday of every week; and similarly one fair each year at Dublin in the eve of the Translation of Saint Benedict and on the feast day of the same. And also a market in the town of Balymore within their lordship on the Thursday of every week, and a fair there every year commencing in the eve of Saint Luke the Evangelist and for fifteen days following. And also a market at their manor of Staghgonyll2 on the Saturday of every week. And also free warren in all their mountains and demesne lands. And also wreck of the sea in all their lands and demesnes upon the sea coasts. And also pillory, tumbrel and thew in the following places and manors, viz. St Sepulchre's, Swords, Finglas, Clondalkin, Balymore, Seneghkill and Castellkevyne.

In honour of God and of Saint Patrick, patron of the said archbishop's metropolitan church, and on account of the sincere affection that the K. bears and has for the person of the said archbishop, his C. of Ire., and wishing to provide specially for the peace and quiet of the said archbishop and his aforesaid church, GIFT and GRANT and by this the K.’s charter CONFIRMATION, for the K. and his heirs, to the said archbishop, all the aforesaid franchises, liberties, privileges, usages and customs, and every of them, to have and to hold to him and his successors in all the said places in the aforesaid form, freely, quietly, forever, without interference or impediment of the K. or his heirs, or lieutenants, justices, escheators, sheriffs, seneschals, bailiffs or ministers or officers of the K. or of his heirs, notwithstanding that the said archbishop and his predecessors did not have or use those liberties or any of them before this time, as aforesaid.

Witnesses:
R[ichard Medford], bp Chichester, T. of Ire.;
T. [Robert Tideman], bp Llandaff;
R[ichard Northalis], bp Ossory;
Edward, e. Rutland and Cork, the K.’s cousin;
John Holland, e. Huntingdon, the K.’s dearly beloved brother;
Thomas Holland, the K.’s nephew;
Thomas le Despenser;
John Beaumont;
Thomas Percy, steward of the K.’s household;
William le Scrope, the K.’s chamberlain of Ire.; and others.

Attested: 
The K.
T: 

Stat. Hen. VI, pp 251–9 (=an inspeximus dated at Dublin, 14 Dec. 1450); TCD, MS 1061/1, ff 175–177.

C: 

Reg. Alen, pp 229–30; Wood, Court book St Sepulchre, pp vii–viii; COA, PH 15172, pp 264–5.

Footnotes: 

1Sic in Reg. Alen, 230.
2 'Staghgownylle' in Reg. Alen, 230.

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 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

INSPEXIMUS and CONFIRMATION, provided that no one else holds that office, of English letters patent dated 1 Jan. [1377],1 by which the K. granted to John atte Vise for life the chief serjeanty of co. Kildare.

C: 

CPR 1399–1401, p. 317 (=an inspeximus of this inspeximus, dated at Westminster, 1 July 1400); RCH, p. 203, §7 (=CIRCLE, 1 Hen. V, §45: an inspeximus dated at Dublin, 30 Sept. 1413, confirming the previous inspeximus dated at Westminster, 1 July 1400).

Footnotes: 

1CPR 1374–7, p. 404 (=letters patent dated at Havering, 1 Jan. 1377).

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
20 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

GRANT for life, without rent, to John Lovell kt of the borough and town of la Vyse and the manor and lordship of Roude with their appurtenances, and all other lands, tenements and profits for which the said John as constable of the castle of la Vyse was wont to pay £85 p.a. at the [English] Ex., granting to him also the manor of Cosham, Wiltshire; to hold the premises as from the preceding Easter; in recompense of 200m p.a. at the Ex., granted to him by letters patent under the g.s. of Eng. which he has sworn to surrender into chancery before Michaelmas next.

C: 

CPR 1396–9, p. 208 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 4 Oct. 1397).

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
20 Apr. 1395

INSPEXIMUS of letters patent dated 23 Oct. [1390] 14 Ric. II by which Thomas Barby was granted liberty not to be placed on assizes [etc.] or to be made sheriff [etc.].

C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 308.

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
23 Apr. 1395

LICENCE to John [Colton], abp Armagh, to go to Eng. when he pleases and to have the fruits [of his benefice] sent to him there, for five years

C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 268.

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
24 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

INSPEXIMUS and CONFIRMATION of the following charters in favour of the city of Dublin:

[1] A charter dated at Westminster, 11 July [1316] 10 Edw. II,1 inspecting and confirming a charter dated at Upton, 7 Nov. [1200].2

[2] Letters patent under the seal used in Ire. dated 26 Sept. [1363] 37 Edw. III,3 being an exemplification of the following:

(i) Letters patent dated 14 Aug. [1318] 12 Edw. II.4
(ii) A charter dated at York, 13 Oct. [1334] 8 Edw. III.5

Witnesses:
R[obert Waldeby], abp Dublin, C. of Ire.;
R[ichard Medford], bp Chichester, T.;
A[lexander Balscot], bp Meath;
R[obert Northalis], bp Ossory;
Thomas, duke of Gloucester;
Edward, earl of Rutland and Cork;
Roger Mortimer, earl of March and Ulster;
John Holland, e. Huntingdon;
John Lovell;
Thomas Percy, steward of the household;
William le Scrope, chamberlain of Ire.; and others.6

O: 

DCA, Royal Charter §43.

C: 

CARD, i, p. 27 (§54).

Footnotes: 

1CChR 1300–26, p. 315. Editions of the following four charters may be found in Mac Niocaill, Na Buirgéisí, pp 82–99.
2 DCA, Royal Charter §4.
3 DCA, Royal Charter §38 (=CIRCLE, PR 37 Edw. III, §10, later inspected and confirmed in CIRCLE, PR 2 Ric. II, §2).
4 DCA, Royal Charter §14.
5 DCA, Royal Charter §21.
6 The charter of 1395 was inspected and confirmed under the English g.s. by letters patent dated at Westminster, 23 Nov. 1400. These English patent letters survive as DCA, Royal Charter §45 (=CARD, i, p. 27, §55); for a version of the same document calendared from the English patent roll, see CPR 1399–1401, p. 382.

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
24 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

GRANT, during good behaviour, to Richard Gille merchant of the office of one of the auditors of the Ex. of Ire., to hold with the accustomed fees.

Attested: 
The K.
C: 

NAI, M 2531, ff 24–5; CPR 1391–6, p. 716 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 8 May 1396).

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
24 Apr. 1395

GRANT to John Halsham and Philippa his wife, going to Eng., that they may nominate John Lumbard and Thomas Broun as their attorneys in all actions and pleas [etc.].

C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 308.

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
24 Apr. 1395

Similar letters [as in §105] for John le Scrope and Elizabeth his wife to nominate John Lumbard and Thomas Broun as attorneys.

C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 308.

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
25 Apr. 1395

Similar letters [as in §105] for Richard Talbot to nominate John Lumbard and Thomas Broun as attorneys.

C: 

COA, PH 15172, p. 308.

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
25 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

APPOINTMENT, during pleasure, of Richard Gille merchant as second chamberlain of the Ex. of Ire.

C: 

CPR 1391–6, p. 716 (=an inspeximus dated at Westminster, 8 May 1396).

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
25 Apr. 1395
Kilkenny

On advice of the K.'s council, GRANT, at petition, Edward Perers of all lands and tenements, with appurtenances, that belonged to Matthew Hussey in co. Meath, in the K.'s hand as forfeit; to have for life of the K.'s gift.1

C: 

NAI, RC 8/34, pp 325–8 (=CIRCLE, 1 Hen. IV, §127 [item 1]: an inspeximus dated at Dublin, 16 Feb. [1400] 1 Hen. IV),

Footnotes: 

1 For a note on the dating of this item, see CIRCLE, 1 Hen. IV, §127, note 2.
{3} CIRCLE, PR 18 Ric. II, §111.

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
28 Apr. 1395
Waterford

PARDON of John s. of William fitz William of co. Dublin.

Attested: 
The K.
O: 

NAI, MS 2011/1/84.

C: 

Pembroke deeds, §84.

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
28 Apr. 1395

APPOINTMENT of Gerard Dillon as constable of Athlone.

C: 

NAI, Ferguson Coll. 2, p. 111.

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
29 Apr. 1395

INSPEXIMUS and CONFIRMATION of a charter [1195x9] of John, formerly lord of Ire. and count of Mortain, the K.'s progenitor, to the church of Holycross and the monks of the Cistercian order, granting them the lands that Donaldus O Brean, by grace of God king of Limerick, gave them, namely Celluacturlaumun, Bali Idubain, Bali Idubgin, Bali Igerridir, Bali Imoeluchin, Cualuhelach, Scirdach, Bali Ichellaig, Bali Ichrogarain, Ichonligain, Culetti.1

C: 

Ir. mon. deeds, 1200–1600, p. 87 (=an inspeximus of Piers Butler, earl of Ormond and Ossory, dated 8 Feb. 1539, under the seal of the liberty of Tipperary).

Footnotes: 

1 The text of the original charter is given in Flanagan, Irish royal charters: texts and contexts, (Oxford, 2005), pp 308–9 (where the editor suggests identifications for the place-names). See also an older edition in CPI, p. 9; and a calendar in COD, i, §15.

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
30 Apr. 1395
Waterford

GRANT to Tirrelagh Oconchur Donn, Irishman, that he and all his kindred and issue shall be the K.'s lieges and of English condition. He has sworn to conduct himself well towards the K.1

Attested: 
The K.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 163/7/12, m. 6 (=an «inspeximus» dated at Trim, 12 Jan. 1419).

T: 

A. J. Otway-Ruthven, ‘The background to the arrest of Sir Christopher Preston in 1418’, AH, no. 29 (1980), p. 93.

N: 

A. J. Otway-Ruthven, ‘The background to the arrest of Sir Christopher Preston in 1418’, AH, no. 29 (1980), 78 (=reference in French to this grant).

Footnotes: 

1 The membrane on which this inspeximus appears is very much damaged and only fragments of the text are legible.

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
30 Apr. 1395
Waterford

APPOINTMENT, for life, of Edward Perers kt as marshal of the armed militia [marescallum armate milicie] of the land of Ire.1

C: 

NAI, RC 8/38, pp 325–8 (=an inspeximus under the g.s. of Ire. dated 16 Feb. 1400); RCH, p. 162, §88 (=CIRCLE, PR 3 Hen. IV, §88: an inspeximus under the g.s. of Ire. dated 10 Jan. 1402); RCH, p. 203, §13 (=CIRCLE, PR 1 Hen. V, §52: an inspeximus dated at Dublin, 6 March 1414).

Footnotes: 

1 The place-date of this item appears in the inspeximus dated 6 March 1414 (CIRCLE, PR 1 Hen. V, §52).

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
[No date.]

PARDON to William fitz Leones who had raped Joan Cusak, wife of John Southeron, at the castle of Dengyn.

C: 

NAI, M 2654, p. 7.

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
[No date.]

APPOINTMENT of William fitz William as keeper of the peace in co. Dublin.

N: 

Frame, 'Commissions of the peace', §38.

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