close Roll 29 Edward III

1
30 Jan. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay William Drayton, clerk of chancery, 60s, and Thomas Drayton, chancery clerk, 40s, on account of their expenses in following the Jcr and C., and writing commissions and writs touching the K. and the business of Ire. [etc.].1

C: 

RCH.

N: 

Rep. RCI 1816–20, 8th rep., p. 385.

Footnotes: 

1 This is the first item of RCI roll §26, identified as follows in RCH: 'Rotulus clausus de annis 29 & 30 Edw. III'. It was in fact the Irish close roll of 29 Edw. III.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
3 Feb. 1355
Dublin
To the escheator.

In response to a writ of certiorari as to the reason for taking 1 messuage and 1 carucate of land in [Kilne],1 which is a parcel of the house of the Blessed Mary of Duleek, as is said, it was returned that they were held of the K. in chief, as was said, and that, after the death of one Robert Rosel, sometime abbot of that house, they were taken into the K.'s hand, and that William, once prior of the said house, had the custody of the temporalities and spiritualities during the time of the vacancy, and he gave the same messuage and land to a former prior of Holmpatryk, to have to him and his church forever, without licence. After that it was returned, on behalf of the present prior of Holmpatryk, that before the conquest of Ire., or [not long]2 after, upon a previous controversy between the then prior and convent of Holmpatryk and the said prior and canons of Duleek concerning the subjection of the house of Duleek to the priory of Holmpatryk, the said prior and canons of the priory of Holmpatryk granted 1 carucate of land in Kilne forever, together with the tithes issuing from that land. ORDER to remove the K.'s hand.

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RCH.

N: 

Rep. RCI 1816–20, 8th rep., p. 385.

Footnotes: 

1 The place-name is supplied in RCH within square brackets.
2 The reading is supplied in RCH within square brackets.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
19 Mar. 1355
Cork
To the escheator.

The K. has learned by inquisition that David s. of Tancard Roche kt, dcd, held in his demesne as of fee of the heir of John Roche kt (who is a minor and in the K.'s custody, and who held of the K. by knight service) 180 acres of land in Laynagheston, Kilboynan and Prouteston by service of paying suit at the court of the said heir, and fealty for all service; and that Matthew Roche, son of the said David, is his heir and of full age. ORDER to cause him to have full seisin.

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
4
15 Mar. 1355
Cork
To the escheator.

It was found by inquisition that Richard Whittey, dcd, held of the K. in chief in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 5 carucates of land in Balycran, co. Waterford, by 10s of royal service when scutage runs; and his son and heir is of full age. ORDER to cause the heir to have full seisin of those lands [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
5
[No date.]

The dean and chapter of the cathedral church of Lismore have made fine of 10m with the K. for a licence to proceed to the election of the next bishop [eundi ad electionem futuri pontificis] in that church; for which John Balscot clk became pledge and chief debtor [principalis debitor] towards 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
[No date.]

Milo s. of Adam fitz Milys gives half a mark for a writ.

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
2 Apr. 1355
Cork
To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cork.

ORDER to deliver Dermicius McCarthy, a hostage for the K.'s peace, to Donaldus Carbragh McCarthy his brother, to be kept for the K.'s profit until he is ordered otherwise.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By bill of the Jcr.
T: 

NLI, [Harris], MS 2, f. 235.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
2 Apr. 1355
Cork
To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cork.

Similar ORDER [as in §7] to deliver Moriertagh Omahoun and Thomas s. of Dermicius Omahoun.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris], MS 2, f. 235.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
6 Apr. 1355
Cork
To the sheriff of Cork.

Having received from William Barret one Richard s. of [Charles] Barret as a hostage for the said William to be delivered to the K. for the holding of the peace, ORDER to deliver him to Richard Barret to be kept for the K.'s profit; and he is to cause Philip, son of the said W[illiam] and hitherto a hostage for him, to be delivered to his father.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the Jcr.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 236.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
8 Apr. 1355
Clonmel
To the sheriff of Limerick.

Having received from McConmarre […] Gerald, son of the earl of Desmond, and the son of Richard Lercedeken, captured by him and detained as hostages, which he delivered to the Jcr for [keeping] the peace, being in the bailiwick of that sheriff; just as the community of that county decreed to ordain.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 236.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
21 Apr. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Thomas Rokeby, Jcr of Ire., by deliberation of council, has retained Odoneus Othothill, Irishman, to stay with the K. and proceed with force with the said Jcr against Irish rebels for the salvation of the marches, receiving 10m of fee for the time for which he has thus stayed. ORDER to pay 5m to him for Easter term.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
21 Apr. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay James Archbold, constable of Clonmore castle, 20m from Michaelmas to Easter, if that much is found to be owed to him at the Ex.

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
13
23 Apr. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

William Barton was appointed to provide for the fortification of certain places in the marches of Leinster, within co. Dublin, against les Bryns and to provide for the sustenance of certain faithful persons in the K.'s service there. ORDER to pay him £20 for making such provisions.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 238.

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
24 Apr. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay James Butler, e. Ormond,1 constable of Dublin castle, £4 11s 3d from 22 Feb. [1355] until 22 May following, viz. a quarter year, in part-payment of his fee of £18 which he takes for as long as he holds the keeping of that castle. They are to receive letters of acquittance for the said payment from the said earl or Robert Shepeles, contable of Arklow castle.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 239.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads 'Urmound'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

ORDER to pay Thomas Lowthir, constable of Newcastle McKynegan, 100s, his fee for a quarter year.

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
20 Apr. 1355
Dublin
To the sheriff of Dublin.

Various Irishmen of Leinster and other enemies and rebels have gathered a large number of other Irish in those parts to invide and destroy the K.'s faithful people of those parts and do other evils unless they are prevented. It was ordained by the Jcr and council that royal service should be proclaimed throughout Ire. ORDER to cause such a [royal] service to be proclaimed throughout his bailiwick, having assigned the military command at Newcastle McKynegan.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 237 (=Frame, 'Dublin government and Gaelic Ireland' (Ph.D.), appendix 3, §3, pp 473–4).

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[20 Apr. 1355]
Dublin

Similar WRITS [concerning proclamation of royal service, as in §16] are addressed to the sheriffs of Meath, Wexford, Connacht, Roscommon, Louth, Waterford, the crosslands of Ulster, the crosslands of Kilkenny, Carlow, Cork, the crosslands of Tipperary, and the crosslands of Kerry; and the seneschals of the liberties of Kerry, Ulster, Tipperary, Meath […] and Kilkenny.

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
18
24 Apr. 1355
Dublin
To John Carew, escheator.

It was found by inquisition taken by John Carew, escheator of Ire., according to a writ of certiorari, that 1 messuage and 1 carucate of land that belonged to Walter s. of William Barry of Dromore Odryin—which were taken into the K.'s hand because they used to be held of the K. in chief and were alienated without licence—are held of the bishop of Cloyne as of the right of his church by service of paying suit at his court fortnightly. ORDER to remove the K.'s hand.

Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council.
T: 

Paul MacCotter and Kenneth Nicholls (eds), The pipe roll of Cloyne: Rotulus pipae Clonensis (Cloyne Literary and Historical Society: Midleton, 1996), pp ++; Rotulus pipae Clonensis, ed. Caulfield, pp 33–4.

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
24 Apr. 1355
Dublin
[To the escheator.]

Similar ORDER [as in §18] to remove the K.'s hand from the manors of Rath [del Rath], Tamelagh and Lyslye and 2½ carucates of land in Cassellhusk, Tryscrynelan, Drumcoynge and Dromkerry, which belong to William fitz David Barry (which were taken into the K.'s hand on account of the alienation without licence, as if they were held of the K. in chief. As it was found by inquisition taken according to a writ of certiorari that the said manors of Rath [del Rath] and Tamelagh and 2½ carucate of land in Casselhusk, Tryscrynelyn, Drumcoygne and Drumkery are held of the bishop of Ross as of his manor of Rosselhyr, by service of 40s retn and suit at his court fortnightly; and that the said manor of Lysleye is held of Robert s. of John as of his manor of Rynnanylan,1 by service of 20s of royal service when scutage runs, and 28s of rent and suit at his court fortnightly.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 K. W. Nicholls has suggested that the correct reading of this place-name might be 'Rynnauylan', which he identifies as the later Courtmacsherry (Nicholls, 'Some unpublished Barry charters', AH, no. 27 (1972), 114 note 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
20
24 Apr. 1355
Dublin
To the sheriff of Louth.

The K. has granted—at petition, and for a fine of 16s 8d, and for service against the Irish—to Henry Cruys of the remainder of a year-and-a-day in a certain rent in Athelardeston, which Philip Duff, who was outlawed for felony, held on the day he committed that felony, and which are in the K.'s hand for that reason. As it was found by inquisition that the same Philip held that rent of Henry. ORDER to cause Henry to have that rent.

Authorized: 
By the council.
C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
21
26 Apr. 1355
Dublin
To John Carew, escheator of Ire.

John s. of John Wellesley has died [diem clausit extremum]. ORDER to take John's lands within his bailiwick into the K.'s hand [etc.].1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The writ has been abbreviated in RCH, but presumably would have followed the normal formula for a writ of diem clausit extremum.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
22
5 May. 1355
Dublin
To John Carew, escheator of Ire.

Similar WRIT [of diem clausit extremum, as in §21] upon the death of Robert s. of Ralph Meiler.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 197.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[No date.]

John s. of Raymond Courcy gies 15s for a writ.

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
[No date.]

APPOINTMENT of Nicholas Snyt[er]by, Edmund Berford and Robert Preston to take an assize of novel disseisin that Michael s. of William Oconewall arrainged against brother Thomas, prior of the house of St Peter of New Town near Trim and others, concerning a tenement in New Town near Trim [Nova Villa juxta Trym].

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
27 Apr. 1355
Dublin

Maurice Michyn acknowledges that he owes 60s to John Stapolyn.

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
[No date.]

Milo s. of Adam Fitz-Mylys gives half a mark for a writ.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
27
15 May. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John Redenesse, formerly second justice at pleas [etc.], £40 4s 5d, which were returned as being in arrears to him of his fee for 2¼ years and 48 days.

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
[No date.]
Dublin

[Writ for payment to the Friars Minor of Wicklow from the alms of the Friars Minor of Athlone.]1

C: 

RCH; FitzMaurice & Little, Materials, p. 145.

Footnotes: 

1 This item was illegible by 1828; the content has been inferred from a marginal annotation in the original enrolment.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
6 May. 1355
Dublin
To the escheator.

It was found by inquisition taken before John Carew, escheator of Ire., that Philip Fillip […] held of the K. in chief in his demesne as of fee on the day he died 1 messuage and 2½ carucates of land in Kylmanagh, co. Dublin, by service of one rose at the Nativity of St John the Baptist for all services; and that John s. Thomas Bodenham is his cousin and heir. As John has proved his age, and his fealty has been taken, and his homage respited, the K. has rendered to him the lands that are of his inheritance. ORDER to cause him to have full seisin.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 197.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
20 May. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Thomas Dent, chief justice of the bench […], which were returned as being in arrears to him of his fee.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
31
14 May. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay the Friars Preachers of Dublin, Drogheda, Limerick, Waterford and Cork £99 16s 11d, which were returned as being in arrears to them of those 35m p.a. which the K. granted to them of his customary alms.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
32
15 May. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Richard Chestrefeld clk, constable of the castle of Balyten, £17, which were returned as being in arrears to him of his fee for one year.

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
4 May. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Adam Dodyng of Balymore has petitioned, for himself and his fellows, showing how they journeyed with more than 24 persons gathered by night from Balymon to the country of les Bryns, and they placed themselves between their strongholds and lay in wait for any of them passing by. And on the following day they bravely attacked a certain company of those Bryns, and spared neither life nor limb being in such a perilous and strong place, until they grievously wounded one of the more powerful of them, viz. Ravenyld McClorcan Obryn senior; and they killed Mourth s. of McConghir Ravenyld Obryn in that conflict; and they took captive Shaan s. of Donaldus Mor Obryn and brought him to Balymon.

Wishing therefore to reward Adam and his fellows, by deliberation of his council K. has granted £10 to them for that action and the capture of Shaan. ORDER to pay them those £10 or make assignment, receiving the said Shaan, to be kept in Dublin castle.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 241.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
15 May. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay the Friars Minor of Dublin, Drogheda, Waterford, Cork, Limerick and Wicklow £97 4s 10d, which were returned as being in arrears to them of those 35m p.a. which the K. granted to them of his alms.

C: 

RCH (=FitzMaurice & Little, Materials, p. 145).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[No date.]

APPOINTMENT of Thomas Dent, Nicholas Snyterby and Elias Heyford to take an assize of novel disseisin that John s. of John Wellesley kt arraigned against Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Kildare, and others, concerning tenements in Pollardeston, Fitzcolyn, Rogereston and Clonganenagh.

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
9 May. 1355
Castledermot
To Thomas [Giffard], bp Kildare.

On account of arduous and urgent business concerning the K. and the defence of the marches in the parts of the bishop against the hostile invasions of the Irish, ORDER to the bishop, firmly enjoining him to be personally present at Naas on Tuesday next after the Ascension next [19 May 1355], before the first hour, with certain of the his great clergy, to treat and provide counsel to the Jcr and others of the K.'s council. And he is to omit nothing.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 243 (=Parls & councils, §14).

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
9 May. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay William Bette £7 and 12d, which were returned as being reasonable payment for service in providing 2000 crannocks of oats in Eng., to be transported for the K.'s household, upon which he was intendant for 121 days.

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
[No date.]
Dublin
[To the T. and barons of the Ex.]

ORDER to grant allowance to Elias Asshebourne of £10 granted to him because he was lately charged by the Jcr of Ire. to take Robert Rikynesson Harold, a felon and notorious robber [felonem & publicum depredatorem] of the K.'s people, for which labour Elias was promised a suitable reward. After much expense and labour, Elias captured that felon and handed him over to court, where he was sentenced to death according to his crimes.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 250.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/27, pp 453–6, 627–8; 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
39
2 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Dublin.

In response to the frequent complaint of the K.'s ministers and the people of cos. Dublin and Louth that private merchants, forestallers and fish-brokers are secretly selling fish in casks outside the country, the K. caused it to be proclaimed publicy in those counties, both inside and outside liberties, that no one under pain of forfeiture should transport or sell fish in casks, nor send them outside the land without licence. Despite this clandestine merchants, forestallers, brokers and others commonly called loders or braggers take fish in the ports of Dublin, Howth , Malahide, Rogerston, Portraghlyn, Russhe, Holmpatrick, Dalkey and elsewhere, and buy them and by night and dawn or twilight bring them to the city and salt them secretly in their houses, or put them in casks and convey them to night to places where the K. is at war, and send them back to be sold in the market in that town, to the damage of everyone in Ire.

ORDER to cause it to be proclaimed publicly, under pain of forfeiture and penalty of incarceration, that no citizens burgesses, women or any other person of that town, or forestallers, sercret merchants, brokers, or loders or braggers, or any others, are to buy fish in the various ports of that county and transport them by night or dawn or twilight, or put them in casks, or sell them in any fraudulent or deceitful way; but rather they are to buy fish that are brought into the city without fraud and sent directly to the city shambles and not to the house of any person of that city; and sold publicly in the shambles, by them, and not by private merchants, at a suitable hour of the day. And all those who act contrary to this proclamation are to be seized and attached and held until they maek satisfaction for the damage done to any persons. And the mayor [etc.] are to send their names into the chancery of Ire. of any women or men who act contrary to this proclamation. And they are to omit nothing, for the K. shall punish negligence.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, ff 245–6.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 76, p. 22.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
6 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To John Carew, escheator of Ire.

Various processes have occurred because of a certain to take lands into the K.'s hand again [breve recapcionis] which was issued improvidently. ORDER to cause full seisin to be delivered to Maurice s. of John fitz Nicholas of Kerry and Elizabeth his wife of all lands of which David, father of the said Elizabeth, was seised, which were taken into the K.'s hand because of his death and by reason of the minority of Elizabeth, who has now proved her age. Elizabeth is the daughter and heir of David Caunton kt, dcd, who held of the K. in chief (and who was feloniously killed by David s. of William Caunton, his nephew).

Authorized: 
By a writ from Eng.
C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 197, 199

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
5 Jan. 1356
Dublin
To Maurice s. of Thomas, e. Kildare.

By deliberation of the whole of the K.'s council, it was ordained that wards should be placed at Kylhele, Rathmore and Ballymore in co. Kildare, just as elsewhere in Leinster, the K. has ordered the more noble and powerful persons of the same county to remain in the same wards for the salvation of the marches against Obryn and his accomplices; and althought he said earl understood the peril, and was often exhorted on the K.'s behalf to defend the marches of the said county with others, yet he neither stayed in the said marches nor sent any aid to the men there; on account of the honour of earl, and at the risk of destroying the demesnes, castles, lands, and tenements given by Edward I to the earl's grandfather, descending to the earl; for which reason peril and destruction threaten those parts.

Not wishing any further dissimulation, it is ordained by the K. and council that the earl is to go in person with 5 men-at-arms with horses, 12 hobelars well armed, and 40 archers and other foot, well provided, to Rathmore on Monday after the Octaves of Trinity, or on Tuesday at the latest, to hold the said wards at his expenses, for the defence of the said lands. ORDER, by the allegiance that he owes the K. and under pain of forfeiture of those lands to be present with the said men-at-arms [etc.] on the said day, to remain there, and not at the expense of the communities or towns of that count; and he is to defend those parts against the malice of the enemy. If he is neglgient in the premises the K. will proceed to the forfeiture of those lands as above.1

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby
Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 259–259v.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 32; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads '5 June 1355'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
5 Jun. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay brother William [Charnells], bp Ferns, constable of the castle of Ferns, £10 of his fee from 10 Dec. [1354] until 10 June [1355] next, viz. half a year, in part-payment of his fee of £20 granted to him annually while he holds that office.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby kt, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 248.

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
43
8 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

James Wolf has shown the K. that, although he demised his lands in Kylcolyn, which he formerly had by enfeoffment of David Wolf, his father, to the same David for the term of his life, such that the same David did not have in the same any estate from the time of the said enfeoffment than for his lifetime, yet James, because David and Maurice Semblaunt, became pledges of Maurice Roleg', former sheriff of co. Kildare, 19 Edw. III [1345x6], to pay £14 7s of arrears of the account of the said sheriff, very much after that enfeoffment, he is vexed by grave distraint of the Ex. for the said £14 7s in the lands in Kylcolyn, which after the death of the said David reverted to James. ORDER that, having searched the rolls [etc.], and taken an inquisition by oath of worthy men [etc.] both of the time of the first enfeoffment by the said David and of the time of the demise by the said James, and also of fraud (if any) to exclude the K. from that debt; if they find the foregoing to be true [etc.] and without fraud, then they are to supersede the esaction, relax the distraint and exonerate the said James.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
C: 

RCH; NAI, RC 8/26, pp 689–91; COA, PH 13203, p. 345.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
18 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To the seneschal and bailiffs of the town of Drogheda on the side of Meath.

Although an ordinance of council not to export grain or fish without special licence, under forfeiture [of those goods], was proclaimed in that town, and also a writ concerning this was addressed to them; yet they permitted both contempts of that ordinance and export of such [goods]. ORDER not to permit grain or fish to be placed in ships or exported to foreign parts; and if they find that any such [goods] have been in ships to be exported without licence, then they are to cause those ships, and the grain and fish found in them, to be arrested and detained as forfeit, until they are ordered otherwise. And if the seneschal [etc.] have permitted such [goods] to be loaded, they are to be before the council at Dublin in person on Thursday [etc.], to answer for the said contempt and others. They are to inform the council both of the names of the merchants and masters of ships, and of theships thus laoded; and also of the number of crannocks placed in them, and of what kind, and of the value of the fish; under pain of forfeiture and the peril which will be incumbent.

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
7 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To Robert Beverley, Richard fitz William, Thomas Belynges and Walter Bicknor (appointed to search the ports ships and coastal places from the port of Holmpatrick to Dublin inclusively, and to arrest grain and fish placed in ships to be exported, and brought to ports and houses near the sea secretly by night to be exported without licence, contrary to proclamations and inhibitions made on the K.'s behalf under pain of forfeiture to the K. of the grain and fish, both inside and outside liberties).

Forestallers, private merchants, brokers [«broggatores»] and others who are called «braggers» and «loders'» have acted contrary to the proclamation and inhibitions made by the K.’s council that they no one should buy fish secretly by forestalment or fraud, or by subtle and injurious agreement, nor secretly by night or any other time, or elsewhere at houses of individual persons in the said city of Dublin or elsewhere, for the purpose of salting the fish and sending it out of the land; but that true buyers should sell the said fish at the public shambles [«scabella»] of the said city and of other places, without any such fraud or injurious agreement, as used to be done before these frauds were discovered. But in contempt of the said ordinance, they persist in doing all things thus prohibited, such that few and sometimes no fish are to be found for sale on the days on which fish is eaten, for the sustenance of the said officers, prelates magnates and people, in contempt of the K. and his said mandates, to the grievous loss and injury of his officers and others of the said people; especially when the said fish are sold for double or treble the price than otherwise they ought and were wont to be sold.

The K. wishes to obviate their contrived malice and public loss, and to punish those offending. ORDER, immediately upon viewing these presents, at the port of Holmpatrick and at each ort from there to Dublin, both large and small, where there are fishermen and fish are taken, both inside and outside liberties, lest the said ordinance be by any means concealed, to cause to be proclaimed and forbidden on the K.’s behalf that any forestaller, private merchant, broker, «braggers» or «loders», under forfeiture of their fish, bodies and goods, by such forestalling or secret or injurious agreement or any other pretence, before the taking of the fish or after, contrary to the said ordinance, whereby common loss or greater scarcity of the same may ensue, purchase, or the fishermen themselves or others in their name in such manner to the forestallers or others aforesaid, sell fish taken in this way, nor send them to foreign parts, without the K.’s special licence; but that true purchasers and laders and brokers should purchase the fish in the harbours when they are taken, without fraud, forestalling and prohibited agreements, for their own proper use; and they shall sell them in the said city and elsewhere to those who wish to purchase them, for their own sustenance and that of their households. And they are to arrest those doing to the contrary, both purchasers and sellers, together with the fish thus bought and sold, as forfeit; and to send their bodies to Dublin castle, keeping the fish in safe custody until otherwise ordered by the council. And Robert Beverley [etc.], and each of them, are to cause searches to be made both in the houses in the several ports and coastal places, and also in ships, and to take inquisitions concerning buyers and sellers twice or more times each week, as often as seems fit; and to certify in chancery as to the names of those arrested and the number and value of the fish thus forfeited from time to time. Knowing that if they are negligent or remiss in the execution of the premises the K. shall arrest their bodies for the purpose of visiting them with similar punishment; and he shall exercise the said forfeiture against them and each of them.

Attested: 
[Thomas Rokeby] Jcr
Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council.
T: 

«Stat. John–Hen. V», pp 398–404.

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
46
24 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To Robert Babe and William Taloun (appointed to search ports and coastal places between Dundalk and Holmpatrick lest any grain or fish should be exported); and to the mayor, seneschal and bailiffs of Drogheda.

The K. lately granted to Roger Gloucestre—on account of service, and especially on account of labour and expense upon cetain provisions for the sustenance of the Jcr and his army, fighting lately at Wicklow—that he might freely transport 6 weys of grain form the port of Drogheda to Eng., for the sustenance of the people there. ORDER to permit those [weys] to be transported thither.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
47
10 Jul. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

On 3 March [1348] 22 Edw. III the K. ordered that dower be assigned to Agnes, who was the wife of Laurence Hastings, e. Pembroke, dcd, from lands in Ire. On 26 Nov. [1352] 26 Edw. III an inquisition was taken by Thomas Rokeby in co. Wexford, pursuant to a writ under the g.s. of Eng. ordering that John Hakelute kt, who married Agnes, and Agnes herself should have dower out of the regalities and liberties belonging to the said late earl. It found that the profits of two thirds of the said regalities and liberties from the death of the said earl amount to £40 p.a. Whereupon it was ordered by the Jcr and council that John and Agnes should have £10 p.a. from the same as her dower during the minority of the heir. Agnes petitioned that £10 was not a reasonable dower.

ORDER to cause 20m p.a. by name of dower to be paid to the said John Hakelute and Agnes his wife from the said profits, for as long as [those lands] are in the K.'s hand.

Authorized: 
By a writ from Eng. and by ordinance of the council.
C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 199; 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
23 Jun. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay James Butler, e. Ormond,1 constable of Dublin castle, £4 11s 3d, his fee for a quarter year.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads 'Urmound'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
16 Jul. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Nicholas Fauconberge was sent with certain men in a small company to co. Carlow to assist in the defence of that county, and was informed by messengers that O Nolan, with a large comopany of Irish enemies, was besieging a castle in that county. Nicholas proceeded to that castle with the greatest speed [velocissimo motu], and attacked the enemy courageously, and when they were defeated he killed many; but he himself lost the horse on which he was sitting, worth 20m, as it was killed in that conflict. In consideration of Nicholas's vigorous deeds in those parts and the loss of his horse in the K.'s service, the K. has granted him £10 in part satisfaction for the said horse. ORDER to pay him that sum.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 251.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
50
20 Jul. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay the abbot of St Thomas the Martyr near Dublin 10m for half a year.

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
51
23 Jul. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Nicholas Snyterby, one of the justices of the Dublin bench, 10m, his fee for half a year.

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
29 Jul. 1355
Dublin
To the escheator.

William de la Freigne died seized of half a carucate of land in Kilhyle and it was found by inquisition taken by the escheator that the land ought to pertain to Fulk s. of Roger de la Freigne, a minor in the K.'s custody. However, Michael Hodynet and Joan his wife; Philip Hodynet and Margery his wife; William Fleming and Ernoca his wife; and John Appilyard1 and Mariota his wife have shown by petition in chancery that the said wives were the daughters and next heirs of the said William de la Freigne, and are of full age; and that Maurice [fitz Thomas], e. Desmond, of whom the said lands are immediately held as of his manor of Cnokmourn', delivered seisin to them; and that therefore they did not pertain to the K. by reason of the said minority of Fulk.

Whereupon John Carew, escheator of Ire., was ordered to take a second inquisition; and if he found the premises to be true he was to deliver seisin to the said wives. Because it was found by that inquisition that the premises are true, ORDER to remove the K.'s hand.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 199; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 'Appilgard' 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
53
[No date.]

Philip s. of Matthew Caunton gives [etc.] for a writ.1

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RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 This is the first of two letters calendared in RCH as a bundle with a single item-number.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[No date.]

The prior of the house of St Edmund of Athassel [gives [etc.] for a writ, as in §53].

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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
14 Jun. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John Bermingham kt, formerly constable of the castle of Balyten, £43 8s 6½d, which were returned as being in arrears to him of his fee for half a year and 46 days.

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
28 Jul. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Thomas Boughes, one of the barons of the Ex., who was appointed to supervise and hasten the levying of the K.'s debts ini cos. Kildare, Carlow, Wexford, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork, Limerick and Kerry, the remainder of the 40m, which were returned as being owed to him of his wages.

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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
30 Jul. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Thomas Dent, chief justice of the bench, 10m granted to him at his petition towards the support of charges and labours which he had to sustain from 1 May [1354] 28 Edw. III until 20 Jan [1355] following, being alone without a fellow [justice]; and for difficult and strange labours carried out both in the said court [placea] and in the Ex., upon the K.'s business.1

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RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The corresponding entry on the Ex. issue roll is calendared as follows: 'Thomas de Dent, justice of the Dublin bench, granted to him in aid of the expenses and labours which he sustained in that bench without any fellow justice, and in his diligence on business of the K. aired (ventilata) in that court and in the Dublin Ex., 1 May 1354 – 20 Jan. 1355: £6 13s 4d' (IExP, 473).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
6 Aug. 1355
Dublin

Thomas Rokeby 'the uncle' [luncle] kt has acknowledged that he owes £17 to John Taillour, citizen and merchant of Dublin, to be levied from his lands and chattels in cos. Dublin and Kildare, and elsewhere, if not paid.

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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
12 Aug. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Adam Carleton, chief carpenter of the K.'s works, 45s 7½d wages for three months.

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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
7 Aug. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Peter Okebourn, constable of Limerick castle, 100s for nine months.

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RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
61
12 Aug. 1355
Dublin
To Thomas Dent, chief justice of the bench.

Maurice s. of Thomas, e. Kildare, has pleaded to the K. that William s. of William Bagot impleaded him in the [common] bench concerning 1 messuage, 40 acres of land, 4 acres of meadow, 80 acres of pasture, 80 acres of turbar and £8 6s 8d of rent in Carrigkytill; and an inquisition concerning this remains to be taken by writ of nisi prius in co. Limerick.

The earl―who has now been appointed by the council as deputy of Thomas Rokeby, Jcr of Ire., who is going to Eng.―seeks that the K. should either grant him a licence to go to that county to defend his right, or should nominate other persons under his protection, especially since the earl fears gravely that prejudicial things will be stated against him in his absence through the suborning of jurors and maintenance of the friends of the powerful of those parts.

The K., attending to his plea, has considered however that Obryn and his accomplices, who have inhumanly destroyed a great part of the marches of cos. Dublin, Kildare, Carlow and Wexford by continuous hostilities, having now prepared themselves, are daily striving to invade those marches with their great armies. Therefore, by deliberation of the council, the K. has ordered the earl, firmly enjoining him to prepare himself as swiftly and strongly as possible to defend those marches, and to manfully repel those enemies; and that on no account should he absent himself from those parts, under peril of what shall be incumbent; and that it stands to reason that public advantage is to be preferred to private, and that from two disadvantages the lesser should be chosen, especially in such urgent necessity, which is not, as it seems, subject to law.

ORDER, therefore, to the chief justice of the bench to supersede for the present the taking of that inquisition by pretext of the writ of nisi prius, informing the parties who had been given a day to be present in the bench if they wished to do and receive what the process of that plea demands; and notifying the sheriff of co. Limerick to cause jurors to come to the bench on that day according to the custom of the court, if this seems suitable and expedient to the process of the same court.

Authorized: 
By bill of the Jcr.
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RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
62
4 Aug. 1355
Dublin
To Edmund Burgh kt.

The K. has been informed that Edmund Burgh and Thomas Bermingham, lord of Athenry, now intend to wage war anew upon les Clanrichardes, from which great peril and damage will arise istis turbacionis temporibus. Wishing to avert that danger, ORDER that―having made between them a treaty of love or legal composition―they are not to attempt to consider moving war against htem, or breaching the K.'s peace, or attacking the faithful English, without the deliberation and counsel of Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Desmond, who is proceeding with a certain force from Eng. to Ire., nor until he [the earl of Desmond] has informed the K.'s court of Ire. concerning the reason and has had a certain respite; informing the Jcr of Ire. or his court of that reason, with all possible haste.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 253.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lindsay MS 13, f. 51; NAI, Lindsay MS 10, f. 4.

Footnotes: 

{1} This letter is the first of two items calendared in RCH as a bundle with the item-number range §§61–2.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
63
4 Aug. 1355
Dublin
To Thomas Bermingham of Athenry.

Similar WRIT [as in §62].

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RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 33; NAI, Lindsay MS 13, f. 51; NAI, Lindsay MS 10, f. 4; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
13 Aug. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears owed to Thomas Rokeby, Jcr, from 1 Aug. [1355] of his fee of £500 p.a. while he remains in that office, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to examine the rolls and memoranda of the Ex., returning their findings in chancery under their seal. They returned that his arrears from 1 Aug. [1355] until 9 Aug., viz. nine days, amount to £12 6s 3¾d. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Desmond, deputy of Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, p. 254.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

Brother William, prior of Llanthony near Gloucester, gives half a mark for a writ.

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RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
66
28 Jul. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay William Burton […] which were returned as being reasonably due to him as wages for supervising the levying of the K.'s debts from lands on various occasions under three successive commissions. In the first of these, he laboured without a fellow [commissioner]; in the second he had as his fellow John Evesham, then second chamberlain of the Ex.; in the third [he had] John Troye, one of the barons of the Ex. and Thomas Boughes, then second chamberlain of the Ex.

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RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
67
14 Aug. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John Leycestre, K.'s attorney both in the bench and the Ex., 16s 8d, his fee for a quarter year.

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RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
68
15 Aug. 1355
Dublin

John le Wafre acknowledges that he owes 25m to Geoffrey le Wafre, [to be levied] from lands in co. Dublin unless [if is paid].

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
69
17 Aug. 1355
Dublin
To John Carew, escheator of Ire.

WRIT of diem clausit extremum upon the death of Geoffrey le Bryt kt, who held of the K. in chief.1

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 199; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date of the writ is given as 15 Aug. 1355 in NAI, Lodge Ms 19, p. 199.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
70
22 Aug. 1355
Waterford
To William s. of Andrew Bermingham.

The K. has been informed that in a certain sudden dissension and conflict between William s. of Andrew Bermingham and others on the one hand and Edmund Hakelut,1 seneschal of the liberty of Meath and others of that liberty on the other hand, the said seneschal, John Cusak, the barons of Skreen and Delvin and various other English of the same liberty were taken by William; and the captives have been detained. Because the K. wishes peace to be maintained among those subjects, wherever they may be in his lordship and kingdom, as outbreaks of war ought to be abated. ORDER to William s. of Andrew Bermingham, firmly enjoining him to cause all those persons who were captured to be delivered without difficulty from captivity without injury.2

Attested: 
Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Desmond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 255.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lindsay MS 10, f. 4; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 15.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads 'Hakebut' in error.
2 Harris gives the date as 23 Aug. 1355

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
6 Sep. 1355
Kilkenny
To John Carew, eschator of Ire.

ORDER to deliver full seisin to John, son and heir of Geoffrey le Brit kt, dcd, who held of the K. in chief (whose fealty the K. has taken and whose homage he has respited) of all the lands which his father held in demesne as of fee on the day he died and which are in the K.'s hand, taking surety for a reasonable relief.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 199; 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
72
15 Sep. 1355
Dublin
To John Carew, eschator of Ire.

Lately because of a vacancy in the [cathedral] church of Killaloe by the death of Thomas, the last bishop, the pope provided to the same church Thomas, archdeacon of Killaloe, and professed him as bishop there. And as the same [Thomas], having been professed, expressly renounced before the K. in Eng. all words prejudicial to the K. and his crown contained in the said papal bull addressed to him, the K. restored the temporalities of that bishopric to him, and ordered the Jcr of Ire., under the g.s. of Eng., to cause the said temporalities to be delivered to Thomas. ORDER to deliver those temporalities to him without delay.

Attested: 
[Maurice s. of Thomas] earl of Desmond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By letters patent of Eng.
C: 

RCH; Bodl., MS Rawl. B. 502, f. 92v.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
30 Jul. 1355
Dublin

ORDER to pay Robert Beverley kt, constable of the castle of McKynegan, £4 for [carrying out necessary] repairs on the defects of the walls [and towers and other buildings [domos] within that castle].1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The words in square brackets are supplied from the corresponding entry on the Ex. issue roll (IExP, 468).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[...] Sep. 1355
Cashel
To John Mauncell, chief serjeant of co. Tipperary.

For certain reasons presented before the council, ORDER that immediately upon viewing these presents he is to cause all lands [etc.] that belonged to James s. of Edmund Bermingham in that county, and which were committed to Thomas Alberton, to be seized into the K.'s hand again.

Authorized: 
By the Jcr.
C: 

RCH; NAI, Lindsay MS 10, f. 4v.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[No date.]

The prior of St John of Jerusalem in Ire. gives half a mark for a writ.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH includes a note to the effect that this item also contained an enrolment of the oath of the sheriff, written in French, which was obliterated and illegible in many places. The same [oath] can be seen in the Register of Writs, except one clause, viz. that no bailiff or minister shall retain the last sheriff in his service: this cluase does not appear in the Register.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
12 Nov. 1355
Clonmel
To John s. of Oliver de la Freigne, escheator of co. Kilkenny.

According to the demand of a writ under the g.s. of Eng. dated 8 May 1355 and addressed to the C. of Ire., ORDER to deliver full seisin to David, the son and heir (of full age) of David de Strabolgi, late earl of Athol, dcd, who held of the K. in chief, of all lands of which that earl was seised in his demesne as of fee in that county on the day he died, and which were taken into the K.'s hand on his death.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 199; RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
77
12 Nov. 1355
Clonmel
To Nicholas Broun, escheator of co. Wexford.

Similar WRIT [ordering delivery of seisin to David s. of David of Strabolgi, as in §76].1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 This item was followed by another enrolment (unnumbered in RCH), which was illegible by 1828.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

ORDER to pay Peter Okebourn, constable of the castle of [Limerick], 3s 4d in part[-payment] of his fee.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 This item was damaged by 1828.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
20 Nov. 1355
Clonmel
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Adam Carleton, chief [carpenter of the castles, manors and other] necessary works [of the K.] in Ire., 45s 7d1 for a quarter year.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads '45s 7s' in error.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
80
22 Nov. 1355
Clonmel
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Robert Preston, K.'s pleader, 50s for half a year.

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
81
22 Nov. 1355
Clonmel
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

[Similar ORDER to pay] Edmund Berford, K.'s pleader.

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
82
9 Dec. 1355
Kilkenny
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John Leycestre, K.'s attorney both in the bench and in the Ex., 16s 8d for a quarter year.

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
83
16 Dec. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John [St Paul], abp Dublin, C. of Ire., £10 for a quarter year.

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RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
84
9 Dec. 1355
Kilkenny
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Peter Okebourn, constable of Limerick castle, 33s 4d for a quarter year.

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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
85
20 Dec. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay James Butler, e. Ormond, constable of Dublin castle £9 2s 9d for half a year.

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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
86
23 Dec. 1355
Dublin
To Nicholas Broun, escheator in co. Wexford.

WRIT of diem clausit extremum upon the death of Fulk Dene, who held of the K. in chief.1

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RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 This item was followed by another enrolment (unnumbered in RCH), which was illegible by 1828.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
15 Mar. 1355
Cork

WRIT of diem clausit extremum upon the death of David s. of Tancard Roche kt.

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RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
88
[No date.]
To John Carew, escheator.

[…].1

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RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The remainder of this item was illegible by 1828.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
20 Mar. 1355
Cork
To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Waterford.

Henry III by his charter, confirmed by the present K., granted to the friars of St John of Jerusalem that they and all their men might be free from tolls in fairs and markets. ORDER to cause the said prior and friars, and their men, to be quet from all such tolls exacted from them in that city.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
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RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[20 Mar. 1355]

Similar WRITS [concerning the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire., as in §89] addressed to the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cork and the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Limerick.1

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RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 This item is undated in RCH; the date given here is that of §89, to which this item refers.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
21 Mar. 1355
Cork
To John Carew, escheator of Ire.

Andrew Eylward is the brother and heir (of full age) of John Eylward dcd, who held on the day he died of the K. in chief, in his demesne as of fee, 1 carucate of land in Brenagh by service of paying suit at […] co. Waterford montly, and rendering to Maurice s. of Thomas, e. Desmond, […] of Dungarvan half a mark rent p.a.; and 1 carucate of land in Crosmalgori of John s. of Peter Eylward as of his manor of Faileke, by service of paying suit at his court fortnightly and […] shillings rent.

ORDER to cause Andrew [brother of John Eylward] to have full seisin of those lands in his bailiwick which are in the K.'s hand, and on no account is he to interfere concerning other other lands thus held of the said John s. of Peter [Eylward].

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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
92
21 Mar. 1355
Cork
To John Carew, escheator of Ire.

The K. has learned by inquisition made by John Carew, escheator, that John Marshal dcd, who held by military service of the heir of Laurence Hastings, a minor in the K.'s custody, held on the day he died of the said heir in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and […] carucate[s] of land in Kilmainham by service of 2d p.a. and suit at the county court of Wexford montly; and that Isabelle and Margaret, sisters of John Marshal, are his heirs; and the said Margaret is 14 years of age; and that the purparty of the said Isabelle, the elder sister, by petition concerning this, was delivered to her three years ago, and for that reason the K. has surrendered the other purparty to the said Margaret. ORDER to cause Margaret to have seisin of her said purparty.

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RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
93
[No date.]
To John Carew, escheator of Ire.

[…].1

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RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The remainder of this item was illegible by 1828.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[No date.]

APPOINTMENT of John Wynchedon, together with others, to inquire by oath of worthy men of co. Cork […].1

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RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The remainder of this item was illegible by 1828.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

The K. appointed by letters patent William Carron to purvey victuals in cos. Dublin, Meath and Kildare for the army in the company of the Jcr of Ire. which is fighting against certain Irish enemies in Leinster, who violated the last peace by homicides [etc.].1

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RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The remainder of this item was illegible by 1828.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
29 Apr. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Robert Preston, K.'s pleader, 25s for a quarter year.

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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
97
29 Apr. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Edward Berford, K.'s pleader, 50s, his fee for half a year.

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RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
98
[No date.]
To the escheator of Ire.

[…].1

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RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The remainder of this item was illegible by 1828.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
2 Feb. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Thomas Rokeby Jcr was lately in Wicklow fighting Obryn and his lineage, and various other powerful Irishmen of Leinster who were gathered to him, who frequently invaded the lands of the the K. and his faithful Englishmen and cruelly perpetrated homicides, fires and rapine; and in a certain conflict between the Jcr and the said Bryns a great many persons of the Jcr's army were gravely wounded. By letters and messengers, the Jcr asked the mayor and community of Dublin to come with horses, arms and archers, promising them remuneration. The mayor and community did as he requested, hastening to Wicklow with men, arms [etc.], and nearly all the force [posse] of that community in great numbers, remaining in the Jcr's company at their own expense for a long time. They invaded the enemy with the Jcr and army, and repelled and killed many Irishmen. Thus the Jcr and army were able to return to Dublin, peace having been made. The mayor and community have pleaded for relief for their expenses. Considering the great expense and danger they underwent in the K.'s service, and by deliberation of the whole council, the K. has granted them 100m of the farm of the city from Easter term.

Authorized: 
By bill of the Jcr, and by assent of the whole council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, ff 234–234v.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/26, pp 619–21; RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 12; CARD, i, pp 18–19 (§37); BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
16 Apr. 1355
Dublin
To the keepers of the temporalities of the bishopric of Ossory, which is in the K.'s hand.

Richard [Ledred], bp Ossory, has sued suggesting that those temporalities, which have for a long time been taken into the K.'s hand, while they were in the same [hand], were destroyed and wasted, and buildings, walls and enclosures of manors were broken down, for want of repairs. ORDER to pay 20m to the said bishop in aid of those repairs.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
28 Apr. 1355
Kildroght [Celbridge]
To Richard [FitzRalph], abp Armagh, presently visiting the diocese of Meath by metropolitan right.

The K. has learned that Odo Onel of Ulster has gathered a grand army of Irish and is proceeding swiftly to Dundalk or Louth to treat with the English concerning damages and injuries on the one hand, and perhaps to invade inimically on the other unless he should find the said English prepared.. As the Jcr of Ire. is occupied upon the defence of the march agaisnt les Bryns he cannot be present at that meeting. ORDER to the archbishop, enjoining him very strictly under grave forfeiture that, putting aside all other things, he is to hasten to Dundalk to treat with the said Odo in order to prevent danger to the people and the marches in those parts. The K. has ordered the bishop and clergy of MH, under similar threat of forfeiture, to admit anyone appointed by the archbishop of Armagh to visit [that diocese]; and they are not to impede that or any other visitation, but to permit free exercise.

Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 240.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
12 May. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Adam Carleton, chief carpenter of the K.'s works, 45s 7½d, his fee for a quarter year.

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
103
6 May. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John Turbot, watchman o Dublin castle, 22s 9¾d, his fee for half a year.

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
104
16 May. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Edmund Burgh 10m for Michaelmas term last, as Thomas Rokeby, Jcr of Ire., retained him by assent of the council against rebels, on account of his vigour and renown in acts of war [ut in actibus bellicis strennum & famosum], having agreed that in recompense for his service, and so that he might continue in the K.'s service and to behave faithfully against rebels, both English and Irish, he should receive 20m for the time he should remain so at Easter and Miachelas, as is more fully contained in an indenture made between the Jcr and Edmund.1

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 13; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 NAI, Lodge Ms 21, p. 13 is dated '15 May 1355'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
18 Jun. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

Similar ORDER to pay Edmund [Burgh, as in §104] 10m for Easter term.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 13; 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
106
19 May. 1355
Naas
To the mayor [etc.] of the town of Drogheda.

ORDER to permit the abbot of Fourneys to carry to his abbey 10 weys of wheat and oats of his harvest and that of his tenants, and 2 weys of malt to be provided from another source.

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
107
19 May. 1355
Naas

Similar ORDER to permit [as in §106] in favour of Robert Preston, the K.'s serjeant, to carry grain to Eng.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 It is unclear from RCH whether this letter was also addressed 'To the mayor [etc.] of the town of Drogheda', as in §106.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
7 May. 1355
Dublin

ORDER to pay £20 to William Barton, who has been appointed to provide necessaries for the fortification of castles in the marches of Leinster in co. Dublin.

Authorized: 
By the council.
C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
109
19 May. 1355
Naas
To Walter Russell, constable of the castle of Tallaght, and Nicholas Beg, one of the keepers of the peace in co. Dublin.

Many persons of the parts between Newcastle Lyons and Donabrok object to contributing towards finding voluntarily watchmen in the mountains facing les Bryns. ORDER to cause reasonable wages to be levied from the men of those parts for the stipends of the said watchmen, just as seems reasonable to be done.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
12 May. 1355
Dublin
To the escheator of Ire.

The K. has learned by inquisition that Joan Locard dcd, who held of the K. in chief, held in her demesne as of fee on the day she died variuos parcels of lands, tenements and rents in the manor of Kylsalghan by knight service, viz. [etc.]; and that Robert Cruys kt, son of the said Joan, is her heir and of full age. ORDER to cause Robert to have full seisin of those rents and services.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 199.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
20 May. 1355
Naas
To Richard fitz William, Thomas Belynges and Walter Bicknor, appointed to search coastal places between Dublin and Holmpatrik so that grain and fish are not exported.

ORDER to permit Robert Holywood, chief remembrancer of the Ex., to transport to Eng. 60 crannocks of wheat coming from his own harvest.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
112
27 May. 1355
Castledermot
To the sheriff of Dublin.

On account of ambushes and attacks of the enemy, ORDER to conduct Robert Beverley kt, who has been sent to supervise and receive all royal service owing at Newcastle McKynegan, in going and returning, with a sufficient posee of his county,

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
113
24 May. 1355
Castledermot
To Geoffrey fitz Eustace and Richard Penkeston, sheriff of Kildare, appointed to supervise wards at Kylhele, Balymore and Grane, which were placed for the salvation of those against the attacks of the Irish.

The K. has learned that various persons nominated for the wards of Kylhele, Balymore and Grane have not come to their wards, or coming to them have contemptibly withdrawn, not considering the following penalties—that each man-at-arms with covered horse should be in their wards on a certain day under pain of £10, and [each] hobelar under [pain of] 100s, and [each] archer under [pain] of 40s—; and that they should not withdraw; and that the said supervisors [Geoffrey fitz Eustace and Richard Penkeston] negelected to execute the premises. ORDER that, ceasing all dealy, they are to supervise personally those wards, and to punish those who are absent or withdraw by grave amercemnts and by imprisonment of their bodies and seizure of their lands and goods, if their contemptible rebellion demands this.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
24 May. 1355
Castledermot

ORDER to pay Nicholas Snyterby, one of the justices of the bench, 10m for a quarter year.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
115
14 Jun. 1355
Dublin

James Butler, e. Ormond, acknowledges that he owes £20 to John [St Paul], abp 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
116
15 Jun. 1355
Dublin

Richard de la Rokel kt acknowledges that he owes £20 to John Taillour, citizen 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
117
5 Jan. 1356
Dublin
To Thomas Wogan.

By advice of the council, the K. ordered that wards should be placed at Kylhele, Rathmore, Balymore and Grane in co. Kildare, co. Kildare, as well as in other parts of the counties of Leinster, to be maintained at the expense of the more noble and more powerful of the same county, and not at the charges of the commonalties and of the towns of the same county, for the safety and defence of the county against les Obryns and their accomplices, who invade those parts in a hostile manner. And although Thomas Wogan, as one of the more powerful and wealthy among the men of that county, was placed according to that ordinance in the ward of Grane, situated within his lands, yet he is not posted there as he ought and with a suitable company of men-at-arms and other forces, as his honour demands; and, nevertheless the community complains that, out of his own presumption, he causes the charges for himself, as well as those placed in the same ward, to be levied on the common people of the same county, by extortion, threats and compulsion, in contempt of the K. and with outrage to his people. Now, therefore, having taken into consideration his power, and the fact that, by reason of the lands granted to his father by royal gift, he is under greater obligations, it is ordained that he should proceed with three men-at-arms with horses, 8 hobelars, and 24 foot, archers and others in the said ward at his own expense, and not that of the community, remaining there. Therefore ORDER, under the certain pain of forfeiture of the lands that he holds by royal grant and by the faith and allegiance in which he is bound to the K., firmly enjoining him to proceed well armed and with the foregoing men-at-arms [etc.], to that ward for the defence of those parts and to remain in that ward until ordered otherwise. And lest any dangers should arise in those parts through his default, or losses be incurred due to his extortions, the K. shall cause an inquisition to be made concerning this.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 260–260v.

C: 

Matthew Devitt, ‘The barony of Okethy’, Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society , 8 (1915–17), 392–3; RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 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
118
3 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To Geoffrey fitz Eustace, appopinted to supervise the wards of Kylhele, Balymore and Grane for the defence of co. Kildare.

The K. has learned that lately, by ordinance and assent of the council, by an injunction of the K.’s council, and with the assent of the said county, certain baronies and distinct places and persons mentioned by name were assigned to each of the said wards; and although the persons named according to the same ordinance and assignment have for the most part been placed in their own wards, nevertheless the K. understands that by singular procurement of Thomas Wogan kt and of certain others, and by colour of certain letters procured by the same through false suggestions, and addressed, it is said, to Geoffrey, the said assignment and ordinance are somehow subverted, and the persons chosen within certain baronies and appointed places, and assigned to wards in accordance with this appointment, are withdrawn from these same wards. And the same Thomas, and other such instigators compel by threats and distraints the parties so withdrawn, as well as others who were appointed to the wards of Kylhele and Ballymore, to come to the ward of Grane and to remain there with Thomas. As a result the wards of Kylhele and Ballymore, and other parts of the county, are daily exposed to danger from the incursions of the enemy. And for the expenses of those who stay in the said ward of Graney, they cause a general levy to be made on the poor common people, to the affliction of the same, and in contravention of the ordinance and assignment. ORDER that they are to supervise those wards according to the mandate of the writs addressed to them from time to time, such that the men chosen for those wards are present in the same.

C: 

RCH; Matthew Devitt, ‘The barony of Okethy’, Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society , 8 (1915–17), 393.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
119
9 Jun. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John [St Paul], abp Dublin, C. of Ire., £10 for a quarter year.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
120
8 Jun. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Thomas Ragget, constable of Drogheda castle, 50s which were returned as being in arrears to him.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
121
12 Jun. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Adam Whyte, constable of Cashel castle, 5m for half a year.

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
122
11 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To John Carew, escheator of Ire.

The K. has learned that John, son of John Wellesley kt, dcd, held no lands or tenements on the day he died, but that he held in his demesne as of fee two thirds of the manor of Pollardeston of Maurice s. of Thomas, e. Kildare, as of his manor and castle of Kildare, by service of 1m rent p.a. for all services, and that he held various other lands and tenements of that earl and other lords for certain services; and that John Wellesley, his son and heir, his 20 years old. ORDER to remove the K.'s hand from the said lands [etc.].

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 201.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
123
11 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To the escheator.

The K. has learned by return of the escheator to a writ of certiorari that the reason for taking 1 messuage and 1 carucate of land in Jonestoun Pencoyt, which belonged to William Watyr chaplain, into the K.'s hand was that John Wellesley kt—who held the said messuage and land of the K. in chief as of the manor of Dunmask (which was lately taken into the K.'s hand by the forfeiture of Roger Mortimer, late earl of March, as an escheat, but has now been delivered to Roger Mortimer, the present earl of March)—alienated [that land] to the said William [Watyr] to have it to him and his heirs forever, without licence. ORDER to remove the K.'s hand.

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
124
11 Jun. 1355
Dublin

Similar ORDER to remove the K.'s hand from 1 messuage and 80 acres of land in Jonestoun Pencoyt, which belonged to David Rochefort, taken into in the K.'s hand for the same reason [as in §123].

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
125
11 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To Peter Butler.

ORDER to him strictly enjoining him to keep the castle of Clonmore; as, by agreement [convencionem] made between him and Thomas Rokeby, Jcr of Ire., he lately undertook to keep the said castle safely, to the K.'s use, for three weeks.

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
126
13 Jun. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John Leycestre, K.'s attorney both in the bench and in the Ex., 33s 4d for half a year.

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
127
[No date.]
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Nicholas s. of Richard of Balygeveran, keeper of writs in the [common] bench, 50s for half a year.

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
128
16 Jun. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

It has been agreed between Thomas Rokeby, Jcr of Ire. and others of the K.'s council and Odo Otothil that the same Otothil shall stay in the parts of Balytyn with 20 hobelars and 40 foot, armed and arrayed, for 40 days from Monday after the Translation of St Edward the K. [23 Feb. 1355], and defend the marches of the English and the English themselves from the town of Tallaght to le Wyndegaties1 against the hostile invasions of the Obryns, and others of their lineage and accomplices; and he is to receive 13s 4d each day for the wages of the said 20 hobelars and 40 foot (viz. 4d a day for a hobelar and 2d a day for a foot-soldier); and 10m for his own expenses and for his men and adherents; and 40s for John, his brother, for defending the English in the parts of Omayl; and 20s for John le Prestesone for his labours in arraying the men of the said Otothil; and 6s 8d for Caan,1 his chaplain, deputed to spy out the intentions and approaches of the enemy [ad explorandum de hostium propositis & accessibus deputato]. ORDER to pay 55m to the same Otothil.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the Jcr and the whole council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 261 (=Frame, 'Dublin government and Gaelic Ireland' (Ph.D.), appendix 3, §36, p. 494).

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads 'le Wyndeyaties'.
{2} Cf. the corresponding entry on the Ex. issue roll, where this name is rendered 'Caall' (IExP, p. 471); and elsewhere 'Kaerus, chaplain of Otothill (IExP, p. 475).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
129
22 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To Robert Babe and William Talon, appointed to search ports [etc.] between Dundalk and Holmpatrik so that grain is not exported; and to the mayor of the town of Drogheda.

The K. lately granted a licence to Peter Wylton to transport 5 or 6 weys of wheat loaded in that port [of Drogheda] to the parts of Eng., but he could not then not use [that licence] because of want of labour [propter defectum manuum]. ORDER to permit him to transport that wheat [now].

Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council.
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
130
23 Jun. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The mayor and community of the city of Cork have pleaded that they have incurred great arrears of the farm of that city, which they can never pay, both because of the accidental burning of the buildings in that city almost generally; and also because of the late mortal pestilence which prevailed there; and also because of loss at sea of their merchandise and goods; and also because of the grave expenses and labours in the defence of the town and its vicinity against hostile attacks. Wishing to remedy this and because the K. has learned from the Jcr before the council that the mayor and bailiffs laboured wonderfully in the said war, having in the Jcr's company 160 men for half a year in Desmond in the war against McDermot, it was agreed by the Jcr and council that £38 4s 15d of the 172m owed in arrears of the farm for terms already elpased should be allowed to the said mayor and community as an aid in arraying and sustaining those 160 men. ORDER, therefore, for these urgent reason to allow the said £38 4s 15d in arrears of the said farm at the Ex., and to exonerate the mayor and community; provided that the rest of the arrears be answered for to the K.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, ff 249–249v.

C: 

RCH; NAI, RC 8/27, pp 27–9

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
131
6 Jul. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John Hugele clk, keeper of the rolls and writs before the Jcr of Ire., 50s for half a year.

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
132
6 May. 1355
Dublin
To the sheriff of Wexford.

It was lately ordained and agreed by the Jcr and certain persons of the council if anyone could find warlike people who could capture Tayg Omurth, an Irishman and notorious enemy of the English and levier of war, whether dead or alive, they should obtain £11 from the issues of the said county in part recompense for their labours. Tayg, who was levying war against the K.'s faithful people without cause, has been killed with the help of certain of the K.'s faithful people of that place. ORDER to the sheriff of Wexford to pay the said £11 from the issues of his bailiwick to the persons who performed that service; he will receive allowance in debts for that sum in his account of the issues of that bailiwick at the Ex.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f. 242.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
133
[...] Jul. 1355
[…]
To John Carew, escheator.

Having accepted the oath of Roesia, who was the wife of Robert Meiler dcd, who held of the K. in chief, that she will not marry without licence, ORDER to cause reasonable dower to be assigned to her from the lands of the said Robert.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 197.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
134
4 Jul. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Robert Preston, K.'s pleader, [who was ordered by the deliberation of the council to accompany Thomas Rokeby, Jcr, who was going from Dublin to the parts of Cork to hold his sessions there, to promote and prosecute the K.'s business in those sessions],1 100s granted to him in part satisfaction of his expenses.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The words in square brackets have been supplied from the corresponding entry on the Ex. issue rolls (IExP, p. 472).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
135
16 Jul. 1355
Dublin
To T[homas Giffard], bp Kildare.

On behalf both of the clergy and the people of the diocese of Kildare, it has been shown by petition that although violators of the peace of the church and that of the K. should incur, ipso facto, the sentence of greater excommunication according to the sacred canons and provincial constitutions; nevertheless, Thomas [Giffard], bp Kildare, refuses to promulgate the censure of the church against the Congheriis and Dymsys, who raise their standers and with large armies disturb the peace of the K. and church, invading those parts of Kildare under the bishop's jurisdiction, murdering clergy and others, burning and plundering, and otherwise perpetrating crimes on the K.'s faithful people. ORDER, in the faith and trust that the bishop owes the K., to excommunicate those Irish and denounce them as excommunicates in the cathedral church and all churches [etc.] in that diocese each Sunday and feast day; and to promulgate the sentences of suspension and interdict; lest suspicion should fall on the bishop's loyalties (which God forbid!). When this has been done, the bishop is to return this writ to the K. in chancery, under the bishop's seal, concerning the premises.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, ff 252–252v.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
136
19 Jul. 1355
Dublin

Lately, in return to a writ of certiorari as to the reason for taking [into the K.'s hand] 10 messuages and 10 carucates of land in Balymandi and Lurgeneys that belonged to Macometus de Cruys, it was returned that Nicholas Ledwyche— who held [the same] of the heir of Richard Cruys, then a minor and in the K.’s custody, as of fee by knight service as of his manor of Naul [del Nall]—has died; and on that account, and by reason of the minority of the heir of the said Richard and Nicholas, they were taken into the K.’s hand.

Afterwards, in fact, having been informed on behalf of Macometus, that the said Nicholas had no interest in those tenements on the day he died, but rather had enfeoffed Macometus of them long before his death, a writ de plenius certiorari [to inquire further] was issued [from the chancery, ordering] that an inquisition be taken. By that inquisition it appeared that Nicholas enfeoffed Macometus of those tenements [nine days before he died],1 to have to himself and his heirs of the chief lords of the fee by due and accustomed services, forever; and that Macometus continued his seisin thereof, and never changed his estate; and that 1 messuage and 1½ carucates of the said land in le Lurgeneys are held of John Cruys, as of his manor of Naul [del Nall], by service of paying suit at his court, and 4s of royal service when scutage runs; and that the remainder is held of William Loundres as of his manor of Nobber, by service of paying suit at his court. As a result of the findings of the inquisition, a writ of amoveas manum [remove the K.'s hand] was issued [by the chancery].

And now the said Macometus has complained that John Redenesse, justice at pleas [etc.], suddenly transferring himself from Dublin (where he had conducted his session) to Drogheda in co. Meath, without having made any adjournment or proclamation concerning the holding of a session at Drogheda, took there a certain inquisition concerning the premises, without any order of the K., but of his own will. The tenor [of that inquisition] has been caused to come into the chancery. By that inquisition it was found that the said Richard Cruys―being seised in his demesne as of fee of the said manor of Naul [del Nall] which he held of Edward, late K. of Eng., by knight service―died at Pentecost 12 Edw. II [1319], and that Adam Ledewyche―seised similarly of the said tenements which he held of the said Richard as of his said manor by knight service―died at the Nativity of St John the Baptist [24 June 1319] next following, while John Cruys, son and heir of the said Richard, and Nicholas Ledewyche, son and heir of the said Adam, were minors. And that after the death of the said Adam those tenements were taken into the K.’s hand by reason of the minority of the said Nicholas; and that afterwards the same Nicholas, being of full age, obtained livery of the said tenements, and died seised thereof in his demesne as of fee, while Jacoba, his daughter and heir, was a minor.

After Nicholas’s death those tenements were taken into the K.’s hand by reason of the minority of the said Jacoba and also that of the said John Cruys; and that afterwards Macometus entered those tenements by intrusion [etc.] at the feast of All Saints 13 Edw. II [1 Nov. 1319]. For this reason John Redenesse ordered by his bill that the said tenements be taken into the K.’s hand. Whereupon Macometus pleaded for remedy.

ORDER to remove the K.’s hand, because the reason why the escheator took the lands into the K.'s hand was found by the first inquisition to be untrue, as a result of which the K.'s hand was removed according to the process of chancery; and that the same tenements being in the possession of the said Macometus by that process were thus taken into the K.'s hand by colour of the said inquisition and by order of John Redenesse, although Macometus had not been forewarned or heard. And because it was found by the first inquisition that Nicholas had enfeoffed Macometus of those tenements nine days before his death, it appears that the second inquisition, which alleges almost to the contrary, is in that respect invalid and suspect, especially because it was not procured by the K.'s order or because of the K., but because of the singular profit of certain persons, as is said.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The words in square brackets are supplied 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
137
29 Jul. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and barons of the Ex.]

ORDER to cause allowance to be made to Simon le Flemyng of £11 13s 1½d that he K. owes him of the issues of his lands in Slane, unjustly taken into the K.'s hand by Roger Darcy, late escheator of Ire., and concerning which a writ of amoveas manum has emanated [from chancery] concerning the same.

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
138
4 Aug. 1355
Dublin
To the K.'s butler of Ire. [«pincerne suo Hibernie»].{1}

ORDER to supersede the exaction of the prisage of wines which are in the port of Drogheda, belonging to Howel ap Phelip of Hereford in Wales; because it appears by an inquisition taken by the mayor and bailiffs of Drogheda that the prisage of those wines was already duly paid in the port of Milleford in Wales before their arrival in the port of Drogheda.

Authorized: 
By a writ from Eng.
C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

{1} i.e. James Butler, e. Ormond.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
139
5 Aug. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John Bermingham kt, formerly constable of the castle of Balyten, 76s 10½d, in part payment of £43 8s 6½d, which were returned as being in arrears to him.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
140
5 Aug. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Roger Chestrefeld, formerly constable of the castle of Balyten, £8 12½d, which were returned as bein in arrears to him.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
141
6 Aug. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Thomas Rokeby,1 Jcr of Ire., £189 7s 7¼d, which were returned as being in arrears to him.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads 'Roby'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
142
6 Aug. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

Similar ORDER to pay the same [Thomas Rokeby, as in §141] £47, which were returned as being in arrears to him.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
143
28 Jul. 1355
Dublin
To John Carew, escheator.

ORDER to cause reasonable dower to be assigned to Cecilia, who was the wife of Maurice Cadygan, late sheriff of Limerick, dcd, of the lands, tenements and rents that the said Maurice held of fee on the died he died in le Neweton, Danyelestoun, Danyestoun and Martyneston, co. Limerick, of others than of the K., which were taken and remain in the K.'s hand on account of arrears of his account as sheriff of that county.

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
144
16 Nov. 1355
Clonmel
To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Dublin.

Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Desmond, Jcr of Ire., proposes to send certain horses and other necessaries for the K.'s use in Eng. by John Hele, yeoman of the said Jcr. ORDER that, immediately upon viewing these presents, he is to cause a ship to be arrested on the K.'s behalf and delivered to the said John.

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
145
12 Aug. 1355
Clonmel
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The T. and barons of the Ex. informed the K. in chancery, in response to a writ of certiorari as to the reason for taking one messuage that belonged to Hugh Burgh clk in Dublin, that it was taken for Hugh's debts at the Ex. on the day he died; and that afterwards, at the suit of Philip Leymore, Robert Conice and Hugh le Rede, chaplains; and of William le Elmstowe clk, a writ of plenius certiorari emanated [from chancery], appointing Thomas Dent, John Troye, one of the barons of the Ex.; and Nicholas Snyterby to inquire concerning the premises. By that inquisition it was found that Hugh Burgh gave by his charter to the said Philip, Robert, Hugh le Rede and William the said tenement to have to him and his heirs forever; who were thus seised, and continued in their seisin through Hugh's life; and Hugh died on the morrow of St Patrick 26 Edw III [18 March 1352]. ORDER to cause [that messuage] to be restored.

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
146
6 Aug. 1355
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay 10m to Walter Wygan, who has laboured gravely for many years on account of the scarcity of clerks 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
147
5 Sep. 1355
Kilkenny
To the keepers of the peace and coroners of co. Louth.

It has been ordained by the K.'s council that in each county in Ire. the sheriff is to be elected annually by the law-worthy men of the said county. ORDER that, having gathered 24 of the more worthy men of that county at a certain day, or in the next county court, the said keepers and coroners, and the said 24 are to elect one of those 24 as sheriff. The sheriff-elect is to be faithful, just, sound in body and in lands and goods; he is to act diligently and will answer for debts on his account; and will not commit any extortion or injustice against the K.'s people in his bailiwick, through his office. The said sheriff-elect is to be in chancery on the morrow of Michaelmas next, wherever it may be, to take his oath and to receive his commission of office. And the keepers of the peace and coroners of co. Louth, and the electors, are to elect the said sheriff without delay under pain of seizure of 40 librates of land and goods, both belonging to the keepers [etc.] and the electors, if they neglect or omit anything. And they are to take security from the present sheriff that he will be at the Ex. on the morrow of Michaelmas to make his proffer and render his account, answering for his debts; and they are to have at the chancery on the said day the names of the electors, the sheriff-elect, and the mainpernors of the present sheriff, with this writ.

Attested: 
Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Desmond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council, and on demand of Eng.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f 258–258v.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 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
148
5 Sep. 1355
Kilkenny

Similar ORDER [as in §147] addressed to the keepers of the peace and coroners in Ire., viz. in cos. Ulster, Meath, Dublin, Kildare, Carlow, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Wexford, Waterford, Limerick, Cork, Kerry and Connacht.1

Attested: 
Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Desmond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 2, f 258–258v.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 15.

Footnotes: 

1 The formula 'Teste ut supra' has been omitted in RCH; NLI, [Harris] Ms 2, f. 258–258v, confirms that this writ was issued on the same date as §147.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
149
4 Sep. 1355
Kilkenny
To the sheriff of Limerick.

Thomas fitz John fitz Maurice has pleaded that he was captured for the loss of Bunratty and imprisoned in Limerick castle. Wishing that Thomas should be delivered on the arrival of the Jcr in those parts upon payment of sufficienty surety, and as it has been testified on his behalf before the council that he has not been indicted of the loss of that castle, ORDER that—when mainpernors have been found who will mainprize that Thomas will come before the Jcr in those parts so that the K. can know concerning the loss of that castle—the sheriff is to release Thomas if he is imprisoned for that reason and no other, and to have the names of the mainpernors before the Jcr with this writ.

Attested: 
Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Desmond, Jcr
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
150
4 Sep. 1355
Kilkenny
To John Balscot, parson of the church of Callan; and to John, archdeacon of Ossory, keeper of the temporalities of the bishopric of Ossory, which are in the K.'s hand.

The bishop of Ossory [Richard Ledred]―who has been accused in the K.'s court for contempts, trespasses and excesses, for which the temporalities [of the bishopric of Ossory] were taken [into the K.'s hand]―has submitted himself to the K.'s grace. ORDER to deliver those temporalities [to him].

Authorized: 
By a writ from Eng.
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
151
20 Sep. 1355
Kilkenny
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John [St Paul], abp Dublin, C. of Ire., £10, [his fee] for a quarter year.

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
152
20 Nov. 1355
Clonmel
John s. of Geoffrey le Brit.

Obryn and his accomplices, having had various parleys, are preparing to invade co. Dublin. Under peril of what may be incumbent and pain of 40 [… … …]1 of lands and chattels to be levied without delay, ORDER to John s. of Geoffrey le Brit, firmly enjoining him to proceed as quickly as possible with the men of his following, well armed and arrayed, to his manor of Rathfarnham in that county, and to stay there upon the defence of those parts.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 15.

Footnotes: 

1 There was a lacuna in the enrolment at this point by 1828.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
153
4 Jan. 1356
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Adam Whyte, constable of the castle of Cashel, 5m for half a year.

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
154
4 Jan. 1356
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay the abbot of St Thomas near Dublin 10m for half a year.

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
155
4 Jan. 1356
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John Huglye clk, keeper of the rolls [etc.] and pleas before the chief justice of Ire., 40s for half a year.

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
156
4 Jan. 1356
Dublin
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Nicholas Sniterby 20m for half a year.

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
157
[No date.]
To Andrew Haket, escheator of co. Tipperary.

The K. has learned by inquisition made by Andrew Haket, escheator of co. Tipperary, that Gilbert Bermingham kt held no lands of the K. in chief on the day he died, but that he held the manor of Dergrath, and 120 acres in Tagheyn and 60 acres in Lysnetiberd, the manro of Shan[e]reynagh, and 1 carucate in Tillagheth, by right and inheritance of Anne Ketyng, his wife, que superstes est.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The remainder of this item was illegible by 1828.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
158
[No date.]

[This item was illegible by 1828.]

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
159
8 Oct. 1355
Dublin

ORDER to pay Thomas Ragget, constable of Drogheda castle, 5m in part-[payment] of his fee.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
160
[No date.]

[This item was illegible by 1828.]

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
161
8 Jan. 1356
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Thomas Dent, chief justice of the bench, £20, [his fee] for half a year.

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
162
28 Jan. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

John Endreby, canon of St Patrick's, Dublin, was assigned to levy the subsidy granted by the community in the last parliament at Dublin and the tenth granted by the clergy in the congregation of the clergy at that time. ORDER that he be allowed £10 for his labour.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
C: 

NAI, RC 8/26, pp 687–8.

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
163
29 Jan. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

On the petition of William Burton, appointed on 20 Jan. 1350 and again on 1 Nov. 1351 to supervise the levying of debts in cos. Waterford, Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford, and appointed for the same throughout Ire. on 15 Oct. 1352, they are to account with him for the wages and certify in chancery.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
C: 

NAI, RC 8/26, pp 601–4.

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
164
5 Feb. 1355
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

On the petition of William Becte, usher of the Ex., assigned on 20 Jan. 1354 to purvey oats for Eng., in the company of William Barton and Peter Wakefield and who was sent by the council to Eng. to charge William Barton on his account for the oats, for reasonable wages. ORDER to account with him and certify at the chancery.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
C: 

NAI, RC 8/26, pp 598–9.

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
165
20 Mar. 1355
Cork
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Thomas Rokeby, Jcr, has testified before others of the council that Thomas Quikeshull, clerk of the wages, for the expedition against Obryn, lately a rebel, paid the following sums:

to John Gorreston cementur' ad cremand' unum turriolum calcis in Nova Castro nostro Mckynnegan […]faciendo 40s;

to brother Thomas Ardneheihe going by precept of the Jcr towards Castle Kevin on the K.'s business, 13s 4d;

to Murghuth Manessone, 6s 8d for burning the haggard of Obryn, and 2s for burning the hagard of a certain Irishman, Obryn's adherent;

Ten cows worth 30s and half dolium ale worth 10s delivered to the constable of Arklow by the Jcr's precept.

ORDER to allow Quikeshull these amounts on his account.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
C: 

NAI, RC 8/26, pp 209–10.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
166
22 Mar. 1355
Cork
To the escheator.

The escheator has certified that a messuage and a ploughland belonging to Walter s. of William Barry in Dromor Odynyn were taken into the K.'s hand because John Barry, who held in chief by knight service, alienated them without licence to William s. of David Barry, who alienated them to Walter s. of William Barry without licence. Walter claims they are held of the bishop of Cloyne. ORDER to hold inquisition.

Attested: 
Thomas Rokeby, Jcr
T: 

Pipe roll of Cloyne, pp 33–4.

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