Patent Roll 3 Richard II

1
16 Oct. 1379

GRANT to Patrick Brown, by mainprize of Thomas Waddyng and John Hay of [?]Ballymounghlinun of custody of 1 messuage and 80 acres in Ballycappak, Drumkyllin in [?]Mohankan, which belonged to Philip s. of Geoffrey St John dcd, who held in chief, in the K.'s hand by reason of the minority of John, son and heir of Philip, to hold until the heir comes of age, rendering the extent.

C: 

Wexford, Hore MS 48, p. 253.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
14 Dec. 1379
Dublin

INSPEXIMUS of the tenor of the record and process of a plea held before Thomas s. of John, sometime earl of Kildare, and Jcr of Edward III, late K. of Eng., grandfather of the present K., and sent into the chancery of Ire. by the K.'s order, in these words:

'Pleas and plaints held at Dublin before Thomas s. of John, e. Kildare, Jcr of Ire., Wednesday, the octaves of Hilary, 1 Edward III [1327].

Richard of Swords and John Crok, bailiffs and coroners of the city of Dublin, complain both for the K. and themselves concerning Thomas Kent, the K.'s coroner of Fyngall, which is 'foreign' [de forinseco] and lies outside the bounds and metes of the city of Dublin, of this: that the same Richard and John, bailiffs within that city, are the K.'s coroners within the bounds of the city, doing all things pertaining to the office of coroner there. And they and their predecessors, bailiffs of that city, have exercised that office from the time when the progenitors of the present K. granted that city to its citizens at fee-farm, such that no other 'foreign' coroner should interfere within the bounds of the city, except by defect of the bailiffs being the K.'s coroners within the city. The said Thomas, the coroner, in prejudice of the liberties of that city and contrary to its customs, came to the abbey of St Thomas the Martyr, Dublin, which is of the liberty and within the bounds of the city, and—by favour and subornation, and for gifts received—made view of the body of William Stilham, drowned in the mill of that abbey; and he also came to the abbey of the Blessed Mary of Oustmanton, within the said bounds of the city, and there made view of the bodies of Robert del Rath and Thomas le Mouner, monks of that abbey, who had been killed, without showing any defect in the same Richard and John, bailiffs and coroners of that city, in prejudice and breach of the liberty of that city, and in contempt and damage of the K. and the citizens of that city, of £100. They seek remedy.

Thomas came and said that he did not do the premises maliciously in prejudice or contempt of the K., nor did he receive any gift for performing that office. He acknowledged that he had made view of the bodies of the said William, Robert and Thomas in those abbeys, who had died, as aforesaid, but said that those abbeys are not within the bounds of that city, but lie outside in the K.'s geldable land [in gildabulo Domini Regis].1 And he was prepared to verify this to the court.

John and Richard, bailiffs and coroners of the city, for the K. and themselves, said that the abbeys are within the precincts of the liberty of the city [as above]. And they sought an inquisition. And so the sheriffs were ordered to cause a jury to come before them [etc.], and a day was given to the said Richard and John, bailiffs and coroners, and also to Thomas, the coroner.

On that day, Richard and John, bailiffs and coroners; and Thomas, the coroner; and also the jurors came before the justice. The jurors said upon their oath that those abbeys are within the metes and bounds granted to the citizens of that city by royal charters; and that the said Thomas, the coroner, made view of the said bodies thinking those abbeys to be outside that city; and that he did not perform that office there maliciously, nor for payment. The jurors being asked who ought and was accustomed to perform that office in the said places, said that the bailiffs of the city are entitled to act as coroners.

Therefore it was decided that the Thomas should be committed to gaol for that trespass. And because it appeared by the said jury that Thomas performed that office in those places by negligence, and not maliciously, at the instance of Nicholas Verdon, that sentence was remitted to him. And Richard and John, bailiffs of that city, were informed that they might use that office in those places as often as necessary.'

EXEMPLIFICATION of that record at the request of the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Dublin.

Attested: 
John Bromwiche, Jcr
O: 

DCA, Royal Charter §40.

T: 

CStM, i, 7–10.

Footnotes: 

1 i.e. geldable or non-franchisal land, where the K.'s writ ran. Originally this referred to land subject to geld.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
8 Feb. 1380
Naas

INSPEXIMUS of certain letters patent dated at Dublin, 28 Jan. [1377] 51 Edw. III, sealed with the seal used in Ire. by Edward III, late K. of Eng., grandfather of the present K., by which that K. granted a murage to the town of Ardee.1 ACCEPTANCE, APPROVAL, RATIFICATION and CONFIRMATION of those letters until the end of the 10 years specified, and further GRANT that both for the remainder of those 10 years and for a further term of 10 years they may faithfully render the account before the said John Keppok and the sheriff of Louth, and not at the Ex.

Attested: 
John Bromwiche, Jcr
T: 

CPI, p. 77.

C: 

BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 21; NAI, RC 8/33, pp 34–5.

Footnotes: 

1 CIRCLE, PR 51 Edw. III, §1.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
4
1 Mar. 1380
Waterford

APPOINTMENT of William Karlell to levy all debts owed to the present K. or to Edward III, his grandfather, in cos. Cork and Limerick, and also arrears of money from royal service proclaimed in those counties. He is to inquire by oath in those counties concerning any outlaws, felons and fugitives of those counties who forfeited lands, tenements, goods and chattels to the present K. or Edward III. The said lands and tenements are to be extended at their correct value and the extents returned to the Ex. And he is to take the lands, tenements, goods and chattels into the K.'s hand and to use the goods and chattels for the K.'s use. He is to render an account of this, and to have £10 for his labours.

Attested: 
John Bromwiche, Jcr
C: 

NAI, RC 8/33, pp 74–5; COA, PH 15171, p. 117.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
12 Mar. 1380
Wexford

EXEMPLIFICATION of a writ attested by James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire., dated at Castledermot, 1 Dec. [1378] 50 Edw. III,{1} addressed to the abbot of Tintern, together with letters of acquittance sealed with the seal of William Ilger, dated 2 Nov. 1377, recording that he has received payment of 13m due from Tintern abbey. The abbey has also shown him an acquittance for the payment due in 1376, sealed with the common seal of the priory and dated 8 Jul. [1376]. The acquittances, the records of the K.'s Ex. of Ire. and the account between himself and the abbey all show that the abbey owes the priory nothing until 1378.

Attested: 
John Bromwiche, Jcr
O: 

Canterbury Cathedral Archives [CCA], DCc-ChAnt/I/244.

Footnotes: 

{1} CIRCLE, CR 50 Edw. III, §49.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
20 Mar. 1380
Kilkenny

EXEMPLIFICATION of the following charter dated at Dublin, 6 Feb. [1377] 51 Edw. III:

'GRANT and CONFIRMATION to James Butler, e. Ormond, that he may have a market in the town of Polrothan, in Overk, co. Kilkenny, unless it be to the K.'s damage [etc.].'1

Attested: 
John Bromwiche, Jcr
C: 

COD, ii, §217.

Footnotes: 

1 For the full text of the charter, see above CIRCLE, PR 51 Edw. III, §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
7
6 Apr. 1380
Trim

APPOINTMENT, during pleasure, of Thomas Bathe as second baron of the Ex. with the accustomed fee.

Attested: 
John Bromwiche, Jcr
C: 

NAI, RC 8/33, p. 49; COA, PH 15171, p. 114.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
7 Apr. 1380

APPOINTMENT of H[ugo], bp Clonmacnoise, Thomas s. of Edmund Burgh and Walter Bermingham of Athenry as justices to inquire concerning felonies [etc.] in co. Connacht and to hear and determine the same.1

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 17, p. 147.

Footnotes: 

1 Later revoked by letters dated 12 Dec. 1380 (CIRCLE, CR 4 Ric. II, §12).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
9
28 May. 1380

RATIFICATION of the estate of John Moignath in the vicarage of Kilpatrick, diocese of Meath.1

N: 

CPR 1381–5, p. 297.

Footnotes: 

1 This item is noted in a revocation dated at Westminster, 20 July 1383 of other letters patent dated 15 Oct., by which one William Crewode was presented to the vicarage of Kilpatrick in Ire. The latter presentation was revoked as the letters were made in ignorance of the present item, dated 28 May 1380.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
1 Jun. 1380

GRANT to Nicholas Toole, by mainprize of Stephen Furlong and Walter Hore, of custody of 1 messuage and 47 acres in [?]Balynmaccarn, in the K.'s hand by reason of the minority of the heir of John Hastings, e. Pembroke, who held in chief; he is to hold the same during pleasure, rendering the extent.

C: 

Wexford, Hore MS 48, p. 251.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
6 Jun. 1380

COMMISSION to the bishop of Ferns to appoint a good and sufficient man as sheriff of Wexford by oath of a jury.

C: 

Wexford, Hore MS 48, p. 253.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
8 Jun. 1380
Trim

APPOINTMENT, during pleasure, of Stephen Bray as chief justice of the common bench, taking the accustomed fee.

Attested: 
Edmund Mortimer, e. March, Lt
C: 

NAI, RC 8/33, p. 85.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
13
13 Jun. 1380

RATIFICATION, for a fine, of the estate of master Andrew Daundon as archdeacon of Meath.1

N: 

CPR 1381–5, p. 234 (=letters patent of revocation dated at Westminster, 8 March 1383).

Footnotes: 

1 These Irish-seal letters were later revoked by letters under the g.s. of Eng., dated 8 March 1383, 'as the K. had forgotten that he had granted the archdeaconry with the church of Kenlys [Kells] to William de Karlell' by other letters under the g.s. of Eng. dated 30 Nov. 1377 (CPR 1381–5, p. 234).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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