close Roll 5 Edward III

1
15 Feb. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has pardoned John Plunkett, for good service rendered in the past and to be rendered in the future, of 100s of various debts that he owed to the K. ORDER to remove the 100s from the rolls; and he is quit.

Attested: 
Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem, deputy Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), C 59/14, m. 16.

C: 

BL, Lansdowne MS 315, p. 28 (extracts from Rot. Hib. 5 Edw. III, m. 16).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
4 Mar. 1331
Dublin
To Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire.

The K. has pardoned Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire., for good service rendered in the past and to be rendered in the future, of £25 owed at the Ex. for Eustace, son and heir of Arnold le Poer dcd, for Michaelmas and Easter terms.

Attested: 
Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem, deputy Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), C 59/14, m. 16.

C: 

BL, Lansdowne MS 315, p. 30 (extracts from Rot. Hib. 5 Edw. III, m. 16).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
5 Mar. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has pardoned Thomas Wardilow, for good service rendered in the time of Edward II and for good service in the future, of £10 which he owed from the rents of the mill of Leixlip, which he held. ORDER to absolve Thomas of those £10.

Attested: 
Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem, deputy Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), C 59/14, m. 16.

C: 

BL, Lansdowne MS 315, p. 30 (extracts from Rot. Hib. 5 Edw. III, m.16).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
10 Mar. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

John Grauntsete has shown that he was appointed, with Nicholas Fastolfe and Elias Asshebourne, to go to the parts of Kilkenny on a day assigned by John Darcy, Jcr and C. between William Burgh, e. Ulster, Maurice s. of Thomas e. Desmond to be held there between which parties Nicholas, Elias and John were assigned by the Jcr as judices arbitrarii. John was granted £100 for his labours and expenses. ORDER to cause him to have this amount.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/16, pp 354–5.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
5
12 Mar. 1331
Dublin
To the justices of the Dublin bench.

ORDER relative to a pardon granted by the K. to Nicholas Cruys and Joan his wife of their trespass in enfeoffing Richard s. of Nicholas cruys of the manor of Kyllsalyhan, with appurtenances, which is held of the K. in chief, without having obtained the K.'s licence.

Attested: 
Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem, deputy Jcr
T: 

BL, Add. MS 4790, f. 25.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
6
14 Mar. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has pardoned master Walter Istelep, for good service rendered in various offices of the K. in the past and to be rendered in the future, of £6 16s, which he owed the K. ORDER to remove this sum from the rolls; and Walter is quit.

Attested: 
Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem, deputy Jcr
Authorized: 
By the council.
C: 

BL, Lansdowne Ms 315, p. 31 (extracts from Rot. Hib. 5 Edw. III, m. 16).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
13 Apr. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has pardoned Elias Assheburne, for good service rendered in the past and to be rendered in the future, and for various expeditions with horses [etc.] against the enemy in the K.'s service, of £30 for various farms, namely Gormanstoyn, Kylynyn, Brun, Taghnany, Lesnekyl and Stakeny, which he owed in his account at the Ex.

Attested: 
Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem, deputy Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), C 59/14, m. 16.

C: 

BL, Lansdowne MS 315, p. 31 (extracts from Rot. Hib. 5 Edw. III, m. 16).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
20 Apr. 1331
Dublin
To John Morice, escheator of Ire.

ORDER to restore the temporalities of Holy Trinity, Dublin, vacant by the death of prior Robert of Gloucester.

Attested: 
Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem, deputy Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), C 47/19/1, §2.

T: 

Affairs Ire., §152 (ii).

C: 

Christ Church deeds, §224.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
27 Apr. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has pardoned Maurice Rocheford, for good service, of 100m in which he was amerced before brother Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire., deputy Jcr, in Hilary [1328] 2 Edw. III for not coming to the parliament then summoned to Dublin; and of £40 in which he amerced for not coming in person to the Ex. to make his proffer in Michaelmas [1330] 4 Edw. III; and of £35 in which he was amerced for not coming to the Ex. to account in Trinity [1330] 4 Edw. III. ORDER to exonerate him and remove the debts from the rolls.1

Attested: 
Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem, deputy Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), C 59/14, m. 10 (=«Parls & councils», §7, pp 7–8).

C: 

NAI, RC 8/18, pp 293–4; BL, Lansdowne MS 315, p. 64 (extracts from Rot. Hib. 5 Edw. III, m. 16).

Footnotes: 

1 The date is given as 26 April 1331 in NAI, RC 8/18, pp 293–4.

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
10
30 Apr. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has pardoned John Lydgate, for the good service done to Edward I and to be done in the future, of £9 6s 8d owed at the Ex. ORDER to exonerate him and remove the sum from the rolls.

Attested: 
Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem, deputy Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), C 59/14, m. 16.

C: 

BL, Lansdowne MS 315, p. 32 (extracts from Rot. Hib. 5 Edw. III, m. 16).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
11 May. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has pardoned Walter Cusak, for good service done to Edward I and to be done in the future, of 6m that Walter and Amicia, his wife, owed at the Ex. in Hilary term 3 Edw. III. ORDER to remove the debt from the rolls; and they are quit.

Attested: 
Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem, deputy Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), C 59/14, m. 16.

C: 

BL, Lansdowne MS 315, p. 29 (extracts from Rot. Hib. 5 Edw. III, m. 16).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
26 May. 1331
Dublin
To official of the archdeacon of Dublin.

LICENCE to proceed in a case in spite of a writ of prohibition.

Attested: 
Roger Outlaw, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem, deputy Jcr
C: 

CStM, i, pp 522–3.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
13
20 Jun. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Edward II, lately learning by inquisition taken by Edward Butler, deputy, and John Wogan Jcr, that it would not be to the damage of the K. or anyone else if the following persons could have and hold the following lands of the archbishop of Dublin acquired from Richard Ferynges, late archbishop, without the K.'s licence, viz.:

Robert Schitborn, 90 acres of land, 17 acres of meadow and 53 acres of moor and pasture in Penrys (61s 4d rent);
Adam Carpenter, 8½ acres in Tallaght (8s 6d rent);
Adam Carpenter, a burgage, 12 acres and 1 rood of land in Swords (14s 9d rent);
Peter Feure, 25 acres in the same [Swords] (£25 rent);
Ralph Butler, a placea and 80 acres in the same town [Swords] and Glenmethan (£61 rent);
John Lucas, 60 acres in Lusk (£40 rent);
John Pestur, 26 acres in the same town [Lusk] (£26 rent);
Simon Russe, 5 cottages and 45 acres in the same town [Lusk] (£55 rent);
John Dawe, a messuage and 68 acres of land and pasture in Shankill (rent, 43s 8d and ½lb of wax to each of the Dublin chapters);
Richard Weeton, 100 acres of land and 5 acres of pasture in le Rath beside Dublin and the field of St Patrick of Dublin (£50 rent);
Haelin Grage, a mill in Dunlevan (6m rent).

On 22 May 6 Ed II the K. pardoned them their trespasses and granted that they should hold these lands of the archbishop and his successors.
ORDER to deliver the lands to them to hold as aforesaid, together with the issues of the meantime.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/16, pp 147–50.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
14
14 Aug. 1331
Limerick
[To the escheator.]

[ORDER to deliver] the temporalities of the bishopric of Ross to Laurentius [Ó hUallacháin], who has been elected and confirmed by the death of Matthaeus [Ó Finn].

Attested: 
Anthony Lucy, Jcr
C: 

Bodl., Rawl. MS B. 502, f. 90.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
2 Oct. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has pardoned Walter s. of Milo Rocheford, formerly sheriff of Kildare, for good service, of £13 of various amercements, which remained from the time he was sheriff of that county. ORDER to pardon Walter this sum; and he is quit.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/15, p. 33.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
16 Oct. 1331
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has granted to Robert le Poer clk custody of the manor of Lucan, which belonged to Robert Nottingham dcd, who held of the K. in chief, in the K.'s hand by reason of the minority of the heir; to have until the heir comes of age, rendering the extent. ORDER to allow him to have this custody.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/16, pp 152–3.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
17
17 Oct. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Joan, widow of Roger Mortimer of Wigmore, has petitioned that Richard s. of John Meclagh by his charter gave to Joan and Roger the manor of Moilagh in Moyfynragh, to hold in perpetuity, and continued in seisin until the manor was taken into the K.'s hand as forfeit with the rest of Roger's lands, she asks that it be restored to her; the K. ordered the Jcr to hold inquest which found that Richard in [1308x9] 2 Edw. II on his charter gave the manor to Roger and Joan in perpetuity and they are seised as above. The K. restored the manor to Joan. ORDER to exonerate her of the issues and restore any issues they have taken.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/16, pp 157–9.

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
18
11 Nov. 1331
Drogheda
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The prior and brethren of the Carmelites of Ardee in Ire. have petitioned that Ralph Pipard dcd, formerly by his charter granted them certain annual alms, as in wheat, malt and other things from his manor of Ardee and they received these alms until the time when Ralph enfeoffed Edward I of the manor, and afterwards Edward I, at the request of the prior and brothers asserting that the alms had been taken away from them since then, ordered the T. and C. to deliver the value of the alms to them each year. The prior and brethren received £6 p.a. both at the Ex. and from John Bermingham, late e. Louth, to whom Edward II granted the manor and the £6 p.a. has been in the K.'s hand since the earl's death. The prior and brothers have asked for the arrears. ORDER to examine the rolls and pay them what is in arrears.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/16, pp 16–19.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
19
6 Dec. 1331
Trim
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Although, among certain lands and tenements of which Joan, widow of Thomas s. of John, e. Kildare and lord of the liberty of Kildare was dowered, the K. assigned to the said Joan, the third part of the profits and liberty in every account of the sheriff of the county at the Dublin Ex. John Darcy and Joan have shown that the sheriff did not allow her to receive this third part. ORDER to do so, with arrears.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/16, pp143–4.

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
20
15 Dec. 1331
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The abbot of St Thomas the Martyr near Dublin has shown that whereas he and his predecessors from the time of the foundation of said abbey have held all their lands and tenements in Ire. of the kings of Eng. by the cross and he holds them of the present K. uncrossed. Thomas s. of John, late e. Kildare, by pretext of the gift and grant which our father made to John s. of Thomas progenitor of the present earl of the county of Kildare and also of the grant which Edward II afterwards made to the same earl of knights' fees and other things appertaining to the said county, the crosses within the same county and the four pleas, i.e. rape, forestalling, arson and treasure trove, always excepted, he nevertheless challenging and asserting the services of the abbot to appertain to him caused the abbot, because he came not to the earl's assizes then held in the aforesaid county, to be amerced in £40 at various times and caused them to be put in his estreats to the grievous damage of said abbot and contrary to the aforesaid gift and grants of Edward II, and because the said earl was bound to said K. and to present K. in various debts on the day of his death the rolls of the pleas, estreats, fines and amercements of the said county of his time came to the Ex. The Ex. exacted the said £40 of the abbot by summons, in part payment of the debts of the said earl. Upon which the abbot has prayed for remedy. The crosses of the land of Ire. in all times past have been and are reserved to the K. and his progenitors, neither is it just that the abbot, for services due by reason of his cross, should answer elsewhere but the K.'s court. If it should appear that the said abbot was amerced in the earl's court on account of the premises in the said £40 and not otherwise, then supercede the exaction of the said sum to be made towards the abbot.

Attested: 
Anthony Lucy, Jcr
C: 

NAI, RC 8/16, pp 130–2; RIA, MS 12.D.38, p. 157.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
20 Dec. 1332
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K., as a grant of special favour to Joan, widow of Roger Mortimer, countess of March, has restored to her all the castles, manors, towns, lands and tenements, regalities and liberties, knights' fees and advowsons of abbeys, priories, hospitals, chapels, chantries that belonged to her by hereditary right in the land of Ire., and all the issues and rents of said lands […].

Attested: 
Anthony Lucy, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), C 59/14, m. 15.

C: 

BL, Lansdowne Ms 315, p. 38 (extracts from Rot. Hib. 5 Edw. III, m. 16).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
22 Dec. 1331
Dublin

The K. has pardoned William Naungle and his wife Sibilla who had been the wife of Nicholas Bacoun dcd, who had held from the K. in chief. Sibilla had married William without having got a licence to do so. They have made fine of 15s and are pardoned.

Attested: 
Anthony Lucy, Jcr
C: 

NAI, RC 8/16, p. 143.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
26 Dec. 1332
Dublin
To the justices of the Dublin bench.

Writ of certiorari concerning the reason why the liberty of Trim was taken into the K.'s hand.

Attested: 
Anthony Lucy, Jcr
C: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 13, f. 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
24
18 Jan. 1332
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Writ of allocate for the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Waterford for £25 that they paid to James Butler e. Ormond of the £10 p.a. granted to him by the K. in perpetuity by the hands of the mayor and bailiffs out of the farm of the city, £10 p.a., viz. £10 for Easter and Michaelmas terms 3 Edw. III; £10 for Easter and Michaelmas terms 4 Edw. III; and 100s for Easter term 5 Edw. III.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/16, pp 138–9.

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
25
20 Jan. 1332
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has received the petition of Basilia, widow of John Tuyt saying that when she was lately holding of the K. in farm two thirds of the lands and tenements of John in Julianeston and Dameanneyston which is a hamlet and parcel of the said town of Julianeston, which two thirds with other lands and tenements of John's in the liberty of Trim came into the K.'s hand by reason of the minority of John s. of Richard Tuyt, she rendered her account of the two thirds in the time of Walter Islep, then T. of Ire. and fully paid all arrears of the said farm. The K. ordered Walter de la Pulle, then escheator, to deliver the said lands and tenements in Julianeston to the K.'s kinswoman Elizabeth Burgh; the T. and barons, because there was no mention in the writ of the hamlet of Dameanneyston, caused Basilia to come before them to account for the hamlet, as if it remained in her hand, although the escheator had delivered it to Elizabeth as parcel of the town of Julianeston. ORDER not to trouble Basilia henchforth about it and to relax any distraints made for this reason.

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NAI, RC 8/16, pp 294–6.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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