close Roll 51 Edward III

1
6 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Kildare, has shown by his petition displayed before the the Jcr and council in Ire. that lately, at the request of the Jcr of Ire., he travelled on an expedition against the Irish of Slemargy in the company of the Jcr, with a great company of men-at-arms, archers, hobelars, horse and foot, at his own excessive costs, so that he could not return to his household but remained in the marches among the enemy. He seeks remedy. The K. has granted him of 40s of his gift by name of reward. ORDER to pay him that sum.1

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 239–239v.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 20; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

N: 

Rep. RCI 1816–20, 8th rep., p. 385.

Footnotes: 

1 This is the first item in RCI roll §36, identified as follow in RCH: 'Rotulus clausus de anno 51 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
6 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Arthurus s. of Dermicius McMorgh of Okenseley has shown by his petition displayed before the Jcr and council in parliament that he remained personally at Dublin and elsewhere for five weeks with 14 men and horses in his company answerable to the K.'s council to take part in the K.'s wars in Leinster, at great expense. He seeks a suitable reward. The K. has granted him 100s of his gift by name of reward. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §54.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, 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
3
6 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Matthew s. of Raymond Bermingham has shown by his petition displayed before the Jcr and council that by order of the Jcr he went to the town of Tillagh with 120 hobelars with horse to resist the malice of Arthurus Kevenagh, Obryn, Onolan and other Irish enemies of the K. then being at war, and remained there; and he lost one of his horses worth 10m. He seeks recompense for his labours, expenses and losses sustained in this part. The K. has granted him 100s of his gift by name of reward for the said reasons. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §33.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
6 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Maurice Tanner, burgess of Arklow, has shown by his petition displayed before before the Jcr and council that William fitz William, constable of Wicklow castle, took and arrested a barge belonging to Maurice, with its rigging [apparatu], sailors and men, in order to carry victuals from the K.'s city of Dublin to that castle for the sustenance of the men of the castle, for the safekeeping of the same, by virtue of a mandate of the K. That barge was wrecked and lost while sailing to the castle because of a storm, to Maurice's loss. He seeks reward in aid of his sustenance and so that he might acquire another barge to bring victuals to Arklow castle, which is situated among the K.'s Irish enemies. Considering Maurice's damages, losses and poverty, and on advice of the Jcr and council, the K. has granted him 100s of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §56.

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.]

[This item had been obliterated 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
6
24 Feb. 1377
Naas
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. wished to be informed concerning the amount of arrears owed to the prior of the convent of the order of friars of Mount Carmel, Leighlin, from those 10m granted to him on 3 Dec. [1372] 46 Edw. III on the advice of the K.'s council in Ire. for the relief and rebuilding of his abode [in reedificacionem habitacionis sue], to be received of the K.'s alms each year at the Ex. during pleasure. The K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. and return their findings in chancery under their seal without delay. They returned that the arrears amount to 10m for Easter and Michaelmas 47 Edw. III [1373]; the same for 48 Edw. III [1374]; and the same for 49 Edw. III [1375], viz. £13 13s 4d for three years; and they are in arrears of 10m for Easter and Michaelmas 50 Edw. III [1376]. Wishing that satisfaction be made, ORDER to pay the prior and convent the said £13 13s 4d.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 247–247v.

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
14 Feb. 1377
Naas
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the amount of arrears owed to Richard Plunket, K.'s pleader, of those 100s p.a. granted to him while he holds that office, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains of the Ex. to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. and return their findings in chancery. They returned that it is agreed that Richard's arrears of that fee amount to the following: £17 8s 4d from 18 April [1371] 45 Edw. III until 18 Jan. [1375] 48 Edw. III, viz. 3¾ years; and £10 from the said 18 Jan. [1375] until 18 Jan. [1377] last, viz. 2 years. Wishing that satisfaction be made to Richard for that sum, ORDER to pay him 17 8s 4d and the £10.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §112.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
8
12 Apr. 1377
Waterford
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Thomas Taillour clk has pleaded that at the first killing of the men of the town of Carlow last year by the K.'s Irish enemies and rebels of Leinster [ad primam occisionem hominis ville de Catherlagh in anno proximo preterito per hibernicos inimicos et rebelles nostros partium Lagenie factam] a certain horse of his worth 100s was killed by those enemies in the rescue of the K.'s lieges of that town; and that at the last burning of that town perpetrated by the K.'s said enemies [ad ultimam arsionem ville predicte per eosdem inimicos nostros perpetratam], he suffered many damages to his great impoverishment. He seeks a suitable reward in recompense for his damages and losses. Being favourably inclined to his petition and accepting that it is the truth, the K. has granted 60s to Thomas of his gift and on advice of the council. ORDER to pay Thomas that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §56.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 257.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
26 Feb. 1377
Naas
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Brettan, remembrancer of the Ex., has shown by his petition before the Jcr and council of Ire. that on 2 Oct. [1369] 43 Edw. III by letters patent of the chancery of Ire. the K. appointed him as one of the barons of the Ex. to do all and singular things pertaining to that office without receiving any fee from the K. in this part. On account of those letters John has laboured from the said 2 Oct. [1369] until the present from various parts of Ire. to the town of Carlow where the Ex. was situated, both in time of war when other barons dared not go there, and also in time of peace when the said barons were occupied in the K.'s serivce judging and continuing pleas of the crown pending in the Ex. He also served the K. in the office of remembrancer for a long time at his own costs and expenses, without reward beyond the fee of 100s p.a. He sustained many damages and injuries in these services at the time of the last burning of that town by the K.'s Irish enemies and rebels of Leinster when they burned and despoiled his houses and various goods there to his considerable damage and impoverishment. He seeks reward for his labours, expenses and damages. Believing that this is true and being favourably inclined to his plea, the K. has granted him 100s of his gift on the advice of the Jcr and council. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §56.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
10
26 Feb. 1377
Naas
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Thomas Bathe, clerk appointed to pay the wages of men-at-arms, hobelars, horse and foot in the K.'s service in Ire., was ordered on advice of the Jcr and others of the K.'s council there to go to Eng. to inform the K. concerning certain matters concerning the state of Ire., and especially concerning the pursuit of the receipt and payment of fees and wages of the K.'s retinue in the company of James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr, for the second half of the year [51 Edw. III], according to the form of the indenture made between the Jcr and the K. concerning that retinue. The K. has granted Thomas 20m as an aid for his expenses in the K.'s service. ORDER to pay him those 20m.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By letters of the Jcr.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §50.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, 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
11
24 Feb. 1377
Naas
To [Stephen Valle], bp Meath.

It was found by inquisition taken before John Wydon', formerly mayor of Dublin; William fitz William, then sheriff of Dublin; and Henry Michell K.'s attorney that John Scrope had in pawn [in pignus] from the Carmelite friars of Dublin a silver pot and a gold cloth worth £10 for an agreed sum of 32s. And after the death of John, these goods came into the hand of the bishop as the then T. of Ire. ORDER that, having received those 32s from the friars, he is to deliver to them their cloth and pot.

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
12
24 Feb. 1377
Naas
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Wode has shown by his petition displayed before the Jcr and K.'s council in Ire. that lately—when he was in the company of the K.'s beloved and faithful Thomas Rokeby kt at Tillagh in the marches of co. Carlow upon the wars there against les McMorghs, Onolans, Obrynnes et Omorthes, the K.'s Irish enemies then being openly at war against the K. and his lieges of Leinster—two horses and other goods belonging to John to the value of £20 were burnt by the Onolans in a certain house in that town. He seeks adequate reward for his losses so that he can better continue in the K.'s service. The K. has granted him 40s of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §59.

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
28 Jan. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Roger Power of le Shenghyll1 has shown by petition that he lives at le Shenghyll in the marches near Welles and that he holds that place in aid of lieges crossing by the same. He has sustained great expenses and losses both by the killing of his men by the Irish and in horses and arms, and because of this he is at present so greatly impoverished that he has placed his arms in pledge for his debts, and he cannot hold that place any longer without aid. He seeks recompense for his expenses and losses. In consideration of the premises, the K. has granted him 5m of his gift by name of reward. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition in parliament.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 231.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 'Clonghyll' in NLI, Ms 3, f. 231.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
14
3 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Robert Holywood, formerly chief baron of the Ex., has shown by his petition before the Jcr and council in the K.'s parliament held at Dublin on Thursday after Epiphany last [8 Jan. 1377] that the K. ordered him by writ of Eng. to be before him and his council in Eng. on a certain day to inform him concerning the state and governance of Ire., as is contained in that writ; on account of which he crossed to Eng. and remained there for Trinity and Michaelmas terms at the K.'s request. He asks to be paid his fee and reward for that time for his office. Being favourable to his request, the K. has granted him his fee and reward to have until someone is appointed his deputy in that office. ORDER to pay Robert that fee and reward until 23 Nov. [1376] on which day Henry Michell was appointed in his place, as appears in the rolls of chancery, notwithstanding the fact that Robert was not present in the Ex. for that term.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, ff 237–237v.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
15
[No date.]

[See above §10].

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
18 Apr. 1377
Waterford
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Hugh Rochefort has petitioned that he has laboured since Michaelmas last [1376] without any fee upon the levying of the rents, issues and profits from the lands that belonged to John Hastings, e. Pembroke, dcd, who held of the K. in chief, which lands are in the K.'s hand by reason of the minority of his heir; and also in holding the K.'s courts there. He has accounted for those rents [etc.] in the Ex. ORDER to pay him £4 in recompense for his costs sustained in that service.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 175; 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
17
4 Mar. 1377
Naas
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay brother William Tany, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire., C., £20 arrears of his fee for half a year, viz. from 3 Sept. [1376] last until 3 March [1377], in part-payment of his annual fee of £40.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §102.

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
1 Apr. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay the K.'s clerk Thomas Everdon, keeper of the rolls of the chancery of Ire., £7 10s arrears of his fee from 20 June [1376] last until 20 March following, viz. three quarters of a year, in part-payment of his annual fee of £10.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §92.

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
28 Jan. 1377
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Robert Lughteburgh 100s granted to him for service.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
20
1 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To the mayor, bailiffs and commonalty of the K.'s city of Limerick.

The prior and brethren of the order of Friars Preachers in that city have pleaded to the K. by their petition displayed in the parliament held at Dublin on Thursday after Epiphany last [8 Jan. 1377] that the K. granted the mayor, bailiffs and community of Limerick the farm of that city, together with rents, customs, services and other things belonging or pertaining to the K. in that city for a certain term of years, to be received by their deputies in aid of the repair and improvement of the walls and other fortifications of that city, as is contained the K.'s letters patent. There are still four years remaining of that term. Although the house [mansio] of the friars preachers is situated next to the walls of the city, and a part of the city is enclosed by the same house, the mayor and citizens would not grant them part of the farm, rents [etc.] in aid of the repair and improvement of their house and the enclosing of the walls of that city, which threaten to fall down unless they receive help; and the said prior and brethren are not sufficient to repair them, as they say. So that the prior and brethren can repair their buildings, the K. has granted them 40s of rent from tenements in Mynoter Corbaly, which is a parcel of the rent granted to the mayor [etc.] to have for as long as the grant of the farm [etc.] lasts. ORDER to permit the prior and brethren to take that rent, notwithstanding the K.'s grant to them.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond
T: 

CPI, p. 72 (=Ir. CR 51 Edw. III, m. 3); NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 235–235v.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton 78, p. 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
21
29 Jan. 1377
To William Ilger, escheator of Ire.

The K. wished to be informed concerning the reason for taking into his hand 40 acres of land in Cnokanton and 49 acres in Valleston which belonged to Geoffrey Cogan dcd in co. Cork. It was returned that Peter s. of Peter Cogan dcd, who held in chief, granted those lands by his letters patent to the said Geoffrey for a term of 24 years, without having obtained the K.'s licence. This reason was considered insufficient. ORDER to remove the K.'s hand and interfere no further in those lands if they were seized for no other reason.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 1, p. 32; RCH; BL, Egerton MS 75, p. 24; COA, PH 13203, p. 32.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
28 Jan. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Simon Cusak kt has shown by his petition displayed before the Jcr and council that he has sustained great costs and various labours in the K.'s service both in Munster at the time when John Cusak, his father, died, and elsewhere in Ire., both in horses, arms and men lost and killed, and also in lands and tenements burnt and despoiled. And now lately a certain Simon captured Moriertagh Redi,1 a notorious felon, who has despoiled, robbed and burned many of the K.'s lieges in Munster, Leinster and Fyngall; and he brought him to the prison of Trim castle where he was hanged. On account of this various other felons and friends of Moriertagh have committed various depredations and robberies on Simon's houses and lands, and they continue to do so daily. And Simon also paid £50 into the Ex. from a debt owed to the K. by his father,2 of which debt there are still 37m remaining. Because he received no reward for the premises, he asks to be excused those 37m. In consideration of the premises and for his good service, the K. has granted Simon 10m of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 232–232v.

C: 

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

Footnotes: 

1 This is the reading in NLI, Ms 3. RCH renders the name as McIerlagh Gedy.
2 NLI, Ms 3 and NAI, Lodge Ms 21 agree that the debt was £50; RCH reads £500, which is probably an 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
23
1 Mar. 1377
Naas
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The mayor and community of Dublin have petitioned the Jcr and council that they sustained great labour, expenses and losses, both of horses and arms and also other things, in the K.'s wars of Leinster in resisting and repulsing his Irish enemies, both in the past and at present. They seek adequate reward for the relief and repair of the city. Because the Jcr and council are satisfied as to the truth of the premises and in order that the mayor and community, the K. has granted them £40 of his gift. ORDER to pay them that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §6.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 255.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 21; 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
26 Apr. 1377
Clonmel

Henry Michell was lately appointed together with the bishop of Meath, John fitz Rery and Patrick Fox as one the justices to hear and determine [etc.] in cos. Waterford, Tipperary, Cork, Limerick and Kerry. ORDER to pay him £13 19s 6d arrears from his fee of 40d daily granted to him for time he was in that office, from 6 Oct. [1374] 48 Edw. III to 9 Feb. [1375] following, viz. 107 days.

C: 

NLI, Lodge MS 21, p. 21; 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
1 May. 1377
Youghal
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears owed to William fitz William, constable of Wicklow castle, of his fee of 40m p.a. during the war between the K. and his Irish enemies and rebels neighbouring that castle for all the time that he was constable of the same until 10 Sept. [1376] last, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex., returning their findings to the K. in chancery. They returned that it was found that his arrears amounted to 33s 4d from 17 March [1376] 50 Edw. III until 17 Sept. following. Wishing that William be satisfied of that sum, ORDER to pay him those 33s 4d.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §78.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 265.

C: 

RCH; RIA, 24.D.5, p. 31.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
3 May. 1377
Youghal
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arraers owed to Walter Euere, keeper of the writs and rolls and other memoranda before the justices of the common bench, and chirographer in the same, of his fee of 100s for all the time he held that office, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains of the Ex. to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex., returning their findings to the K. in chancery. They returned that it was found that his arrears amounted to 100s from 30 April [1376] 50 Edw. III until 30 April [1377] following, viz. one year. Wishing that satisfaction be made, ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §85.

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
[29 Jan. 1377]

MEMORANDUM that in parliament held at Dublin on Thursday after Epiphany last [8 Jan. 1377] Arthurus s. of Dermicius McMorgh of Kenseley personally appearing before James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr, and the K.'s council there mainprized for himself and the men of his kindred and adherence that henceforth they would maintain themselves well and faithfully towards the K. and his lieges, and would keep the K.'s peace; and that they would make war with the K. with all his power against those arising against the K. and his faithful lieges; and that he would remain faithfully with the K. for one year, viz. from the Purification of the Virgin Mary next [2 Feb. 1377] until the same feast the following year, as is more fully contained in the indentures made between the K. and Arthurus, taking 40m p.a. from the K., of which 20m ought to be paid beforehand. And a letters have been sent to the T. and chamberlains of the Ex. ordering them to pay Arthurus the said sum and the remainder of the 40m at a certain time specified in those indentures.1

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 229–229v.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is that of the writ of liberate mentioned in the text, for the text of which see below, §30.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[1 Mar. 1377]

MEMORANDUM that in the same parliament parliament [held at Dublin on Thursday after Epiphany last, i.e. 8 Jan. 1377, as in §27] it was agreed that Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, T. of Ire., should labour and remain in cos. Louth and Meath with the justices itinerant to hold pleas during Hilary term then following. And later, in the K.'s council held at Naas at St Mathias [24 Feb. 1377] it was agreed that he should receive £10 for his labour and expenses; and upon this a writ [of liberate was sent to the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.].1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is that of the writ of liberate mentioned in the text, for which see below, §29.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
1 Mar. 1377
Naas
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, T., was appointed to go to Drogheda with one of the K.'s justices at pleas following the Jcr to hold those pleas and to do other things for the K.'s advantage and profit in cos. Meath and Louth, on the advice of the K.'s council. The bishop laboured in those parts and remained there upon the expedition of that business for six weeks and more at great cost and expense. having concern for his diligence in these matters and the good place that he hold for the K. during that time, and in recompense for his labours and expenses, on the advice of the council the K. has granted him £10 of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §60.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 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
30
29 Jan. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Arthurus s. of Dermicius McMorgh of Okenseley, chieftain of his lineage, became the K.'s liegeman and was received into the K.'s peace. On the advice of the K.'s council in Ire., the K. retained him to fight against the Irish who make war in Leinster, with all his following. For this reason, the K. granted him 40m p.a. for his wages and fees for himself and his men beginning at the Purification of the Virgin Mary next [2 Feb. 1377], viz. receiving each portion in certain terms as appears in the indenture.1 ORDER to pay Arthurus 20m in part-payment of those 40m.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 234–234v.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

Footnotes: 

1 See memorandum above, §27.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[8 Feb. 1377]
Dublin

ORDINANCE reciting that Art' Kevenagh, who pretends to be captain of the Irish of Leinster claiming 80m p.a. from the K. for his fee, having gathered to himself a multitude of the Irish of those parts, has perpetrated various homicides, depredations, burnings and otherevils on the K.'s people in cos. Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Kildare; and he is unwilling to be restored to the K.'s peace without payment of that fee. In order to avoid the damages and perils arising from his rebellion, it was agreed and granted by the Jcr and council that the K. should retain Art' for one year next beginning at the Purification of the Virgin Mary next [2 Feb. 1377] and that the Jcr should satisfy him of 20m for the first quarter; such that the K. will not be charged with the payment of the said fee to Art' beyond that quarter. And the Jcr is to receive those 20m from the T. and chamberlains of the Ex. Therefore let a writ [of liberate] be made.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 233.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

{1} The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is taken from the writ of liberate in pursuance, for which see below, §32.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
8 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Art' Kevenagh, who pretends to be captain of the Irish of Leinster claiming 80m p.a. from the K. for his fee, having gathered to himself a multitude of the Irish of those parts, has perpetrated various homicides, depredations, burnings and otherevils on the K.'s people in cos. Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Kildare; and he is unwilling to be restored to the K.'s peace without payment of that fee. Wishing to avoid the damages and perils arising from his rebellion, the K. has retained Art' on the advice of the Jcr and council in Ire. for one year next and granted him 20m to be received by him by the hands of the Jcr for the first quarter of a year; always such that, by the payment of that fee to Art', the K. shall in no way be charged beyond the said quarter. ORDER to pay those 20m to the Jcr so that he may pay Art'.1

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §119.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 241–241v.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

Footnotes: 

1 See also another writ of liberate dated 12 June 1377 (below, §107).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[10 Feb. 1377]

MEMORANDUM that in a council held at Castledermot it was agreed that Donatus Okerwell, chieftain of his lineage, who laboured in the company of the Jcr on an expedition in the K.'s wars in Leinster, should have £20 by name of reward.1

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 243.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is taken from the writ of liberate in pursuance, for which see below, §34.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
10 Feb. 1377
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Having consideration for how Donatus Okerwell, chieftain of his lineage, with various men in his company went in the Jcr's company to the parts of Leinster, the K. has granted him £20 of his gift by name of reward. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 244.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

Footnotes: 

{1} The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is taken from the writ of liberate in pursuance, for which see below, §36.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
35
[28 Feb. 1377]

It was agreed by the Jcr and council that because victuals cannot be brought by land to Wicklow castle on account of the war, the T. of Ire. is to pay 40s for the allowance of a barge to carry victuals to the castle.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 242.

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
28 Feb. 1377
Naas
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wicklow castle is situated among the K.'s Irish enemies and is destitute of victuals for the maintenace of a sufficient ward for its safe custody; and victuals cannot be brought to the castle by land on account of the war in those parts. On advice of the Jcr and council, the K. has granted 40s to William fitz William, constable of that castle, for a barge to carry victuals to the castle. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §70.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 252.

C: 

RIA, 24.D.5, p. 31; RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
3 May. 1377
Youghal
To William Ilger, escheator of Ire., or his deputy.

The K. has learned by inquisition that Peter Cogan, lately deceased, was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day he died of two thirds of 1 messauge, 4 carucates and 40 acres of land, and £20 of rent, in Moymethan, Roysrath, Nord[… …], Malkyneston, Lysgewyn, Balliassid, Clynnanyerth, Kilmadragh, Newelond, Fothengton, Moyalawerth, Ballaath, and Kallaghrath in co. Cork, and 2 water mills in Moymethan and Ballaath; and that they are worth £4 5s p.a. and no more on account of the destruction of the Geraldines [Geraldinensium]; and he was also seised of the manor of Mora in the said county worth nothing because of the destruction of the Barretts; and of two thirds of the moiety of the manor of Sandon in Ocourblethan in the said county, worth 20s 7d p.a.; and of the town of Ballaath in the said county, worth 49s 4d p.a.; all of which were held of others who held of the crown in chief.1 Peter died on Wednesday next before St Margaret 45 Edw. III [1371]; and Phillip s. of William Barry kt occupied the lands [etc.] aforesaid from the time of Peter’s death by K.’s letters patent. John fitz David Roche kt and William Roche kt are Peter’s next heirs and of full age. They seek restoration of the premises.

ORDER to the escheator that, having made a legal partition of the lands [etc.] into two equal portions, he is remove the K.’s hand from the portion belonging to John [fitz David Roche]. Because William [Roche] was indicted and outlawed for various felonies committed by him against the K.’s peace, all his lands and tenements were recognized as belonging to the K. by forfeiture; and therefore, ORDER to seize all his portion into the K.’s hand together with his other lands, and to answer for the issues at the Ex. And he is to send the partition thus made under his seal without delay into chancery, so that it might be enrolled there, as was usual.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 1, p. 33; RCH; BL, Egerton MS 75, p. 24; COA, PH 13203, pp 32–3.

Footnotes: 

1 There are minor variations in the spelling between the various calendars. The names are given here as they appear in Lodge.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
6 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

In an expedition upon les Barrettes, the K.'s rebels in co. Cork, Edward Perys [Perers] lost a certain horse, which was killed in resisting their malice, worth 20m. On the advice of the Jcr and council, the K. has granted him 100s of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §13.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 270.

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
39
14 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Kildare, has shown by his petition displayed before the Jcr and others of the K.'s council in Ire. in parliament last held at Dublin [?8 Jan. 1377] that when he was keeper of Ire., Richard Porter, then clerk appointed to pay the wages of men-at-arms, hobelars, archers [etc.] staying in the keeper's company, received £281 2½d from the earl for the K.'s use as a loan for the payment of those wages. And the said Richard, in rendering his account before the T. and barons of the Ex., charged himself with the sum, and paid it with the surplus in his account. Of that sum £217 14s ¾d remains to be paid to the earl; and the said clerk has made recognizance before the T. and barons of the Ex. that the said sum is owed to the earl, as more fully appears in the remembrancer's roll in the Ex. For this reason, the earl seeks payment of that sum.

The K. ordered the T. and barons to search the rolls and other memoranda in the Ex. concerning the above, returning their findings to the K. in chancery. The T. and barons returned that it was found in the great roll of 48 Edw. III [1374–5] in the account of Richard [Porter] there that Richard had a surplus of £281 2½d; and on 12 Feb. [1376] 50 Edw. III, Richard acknowledged that he borrowed £275 17s 8½d from the earl to pay wages in furtherance of the war in Munster. That sum is owed to the earl, as is contained in the memoranda rolls of the Ex. for 50 Edw. III [1376–7], among the records for Hilary term. And £58 3s 7¼d were paid to the earl at the receipt of the Ex.; so that £217 14s ¾d remain to be paid to the earl.

Wishing that satisfaction be made, ORDER to pay the earl the said £217 14s ¾d.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §3.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, ff. 274–275.

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
40
6 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

James Boys, chief chamberlain of the Ex., was appointed to levy the debts owed to the K. in Munster and laboured in the company of the bishop of Ossory, T. of Ire., there. ORDER to pay him 30s granted to him beyond his fee of 2s a day which he receives from the offices of clerk of the wages [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
41
10 Jul. 1377
Cork

John Wydon gives half a mark to the K. 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
42
17 Apr. 1377
Dublin
To the escheator.

The K. has learned by inquisition that Scolastica, widow of Adam Howth, lately held in dower of the inheritance of Adam (who held of the K. in chief) 2 messuages, 1 carucate and 20 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow and 8 acres of warren [cunicularie] in Howth, with the profits of the port and pasture there worth 2m p.a., and the profits of the court there were 12s p.a., which were held in chief by service of one third of 40s royal service when scutage ran; and that on the day she died she held no other lands or tenements, in fee or dower. Nicholas Howth, son and heir of Adam, is his next heir and of full age. ORDER to cause Nicholas to have full seisin of the said lands [etc.].

T: 

BL, Add. MS 4798, f. 37.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 177.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
24 Apr. 1377
Clonmel
To the escheator.

Hugh Golding, holding in chief of the heir of William Naungle dcd, late baron of Navan [del Novan], who held of the K. in chief, being a minor and in the K.'s custody, has died. ORDER to take into the K.'s hand the lands [etc.] that he held on the died he died; and he is to take an inquisition concerning the same and return it in chancery.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 177.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
1 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To Richard [Wye], bp Cloyne.

By reason of his new creation, the bishop is bound to give a suitable ecclesiastical benefice to one of the clerks to be named by the K., and meanwhile an annual pension. The K. nominates John Hunt clk, because of his needs and merits, and asks the bishop to grant him that pension. He is to receive letters patent from the bishop under his seal and the seal of the dean and chapter of his church.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 236; BL, Add. MS 4798, f. 37v.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 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
45
20 Apr. 1377
Waterford
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Chepman has petitioned before the Jcr and council that when he was riding in the company of the Jcr upon les Poers, he was badly wounded and a certain horse of his was killed. He seeks remedy. In consideration of the premises and on the advice of the Jcr and council, the K. has granted him 40s. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §25.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 262.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 91.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
20 Apr. 1377
Waterford
To the mayor and bailiffs and commonalty of the city of Waterford

In consideration of the burdens and expenses they have incurred in repairing and securing the town against the K.'s enemies, the K. has granted them the custom due in that city called the 'Coket', to hold and receive for ten years, as is contained in the K.'s letters patent of Eng., with the intention of repairing the quays of that city and enclosing the city against his enemies. Now the K. has learned that various enemies of his, both from Spain [de Ispania] and elsewhere, perceiving that the city is not secure and enclosed from the water side, intend to attack it from the water. Wishing to avoid such damage and danger, ORDER, by the faith and loyalty in which they owe to the K. and under threat of forfeiture, to enclose the city with all haste, and to repair the quays lest run and loss be cause to the city by the lack of such repairs and enclosure. And they are to omit nothing, under pain of forfeiture.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

CPI, p. 72; NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 260–260v.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 76, p. 70; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
25 May. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears owed to William London kt of his fee of £200 from the time when he was keeper of Carbury, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex., returning their findings to the K. in chancery. They returned that it was found that his arrears amounted to £42 16s 8d. Wishing that satisfaction be made, ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §25.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 269.

C: 

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

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
48
10 May. 1377
Cork
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John Tirrell, K.'s pleader, 50s [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
49
10 Apr. 1377
Cork
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay Robert Preston, chief justice of the common bench, £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
50
10 Jun. 1377
Cork
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay John Giffard, K.'s clerk, 4m on account of his labour and expenses in writing rolls of estreats in chancery, without 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
51
10 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Gerald fitz Morice, e. Desmond, has shown by his petition displayed before the Jcr and council that lately, by order of the Jcr of Ire., he came to the city of Cork to treat upon various arduous matters concerning the state of Ire. and the improvement of the K.'s faithful people of Munster, remaining there with a great force of men at his own costs for several days; and during that time, a certain groom [garcio] of the earl's was accidentally drowned while riding in a certain river near that city on a horse belonging to the earl worth 2m; and that horse was taken into the K.'s hand, as if it were forfeit. The K. granted the forfeiture as alms to the prior of the house of St John the Baptist outside the New Gate, Dublin. The earl seeks remedy for the damage he sustained. The K. has granted him 2m of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §83.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 271–271v.

C: 

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

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
52
[10 Jun. 1377]

MEMORANDUM that Tirrelagh Obreen of Thomond, chieftain of his lineage, came to the city of Cork by order of the Jcr of Ire. to treat concerning the restoration of the peace between the K.'s faithful lieges of Cork and Limerick and the Irish of the said parts;1 and he stayed there with various men in his company for several days at his own great expense. On the advice of the Jcr and council at Cork, it is agreed that he should have 50s of the K.'s gift in aid of his costs. And letters are to be made in chancery ordering the T. and chamberlains of the Ex. to pay Tirrelagh those 20s.1

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 272.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is that of the writ of liberate pursuant to it, for which see below, §53.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
10 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On the advice of the Jcr and council, the K. has granted 20s of his gift to Tirrelagh Obreen of Thomond, chieftain of his lineage, in aid of his expenses in coming at the order of the Jcr of Ire to the city of Cork, and remaining there for several days to treat concerning the restoration of the peace between the K.'s faithful people of co. Limerick and the Irish of those parts, just as is contained in a certain memorandum enrolled in chancery. ORDER to pay him those 20s.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §29.

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 273.

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
54
20 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

By letters patent of Eng. dated 30 March [1375] 49 Edw. III, the K. made Thomas Holhirst collector of customs in the ports of Dublin and Drogheda, during pleasure, receiving the accustomed fees except 10m p.a. The T. and barons refuse to allow those fees since they are not specified in the said letters. ORDER to cause him to have allowance in his account of £16 for the said fees for each year from the time when [?he occupied that office, etc.], and hereafter

C: 

RCH; RIA, MS 12.D.16, p. 63.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
11 Jul. 1377
Cork
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER that having accounted with James le Boys, clerk appointed to pay the wages of men-at-arms, hobelars and archers in the K.'s service, they are to pay him 2s a day for the time he was in the K.'s service in that office.

C: 

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

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
56
3 Jul. 1377
Cork
[To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.]

ORDER to pay 100s to Gilbert Roche, the K.'s yeoman, who was so impoverished by various damages in the K.'s service that he cannot live honestly or maintain himself without some suitable relief of his estate in recompense for his losses.

C: 

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

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
57
13 May. 1377
Cork
To the sovereign and provost of the town of Galway, and other burgesses and merchants in that town.

On 10 May [1375] 49 Edw. III, with the advice of the council in Ire., the K. ordained that his staple of wool, leather, woolfells and other merchandise was granted to that town for three years, and customs were to be paid at that town and not at Cork for that term, notwithstanding the K.'s order that the staple was to be at Cork, Dublin, Drogheda and Waterford, and not elsewhere in Ire.; and at the end of that term all customs were to be paid at Cork and not at Galway unless provision was made otherwise in the meantime. Although that term is not yet complete, the K. ordered by his letters patent under the g.s. of Eng. dated 9 Sept. [1376] last that the Jcr, C. and T. and others of the council to cause it to be proclaimed in all towns that the said staple was to be held at Dublin, Waterford, Cork and Drogheda, and not elsewhere in Ire., and no one was to presume it elsewhere under pain of forfeiture.

ORDER therefore to proclaim that all mercahnts accustomed to paying their customs at Galway are hereafter to pay them at Cork. Nor are they to permit such customs to be paid in Galway, and similarly customs on their merchandise is to be paid at Cork. NOTIFICATION also that the K. had it proclaimed in all ports in his land and overseas that any ships with merchandise for which customs have not been paid in Dublin, Wateford, Cork or Drogheda shall be forfeited. ORDER to seize the seal called the 'Coket' in the custody of Nicholas Calf, burgess of that town, deputy of the bishop of Meath, collector of those customs in Galway, and bring it before the T. and chamberlains of the Ex. at Carlow with all speed, to be deposited in the treasury.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Cork
T: 

CPI, p. 73.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 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
58
15 May. 1377
Cork
To Nicholas Calf, burgess of Galway.

Although the K. granted the staple to Galway [as in §57] and the office of collector of customs in the port of Galway had been granted to Stephen [Valle], bp Meath, with Nicholas Calf, burgess of Galway as his deputy exercising all the duties of that office and also custody of the K.'s seal called the 'Coket'; now the K. has ordered that the staple is to be at Dublin, Waterford, Cork and Drogheda, and not elsewhere in Ire.; and customs are not to be paid at Galway but at Cork. The K. has ordered the sovereign and provost to receive the seal called the 'Coket' from Nicholas in a purse [in bursa] under his seal, and to bring it before the T. and chamberlains of the Ex. at Carlow with all speed to be deposited in the K.'s treasury there. ORDER, under pain of forfeiture, to hand over that seal without delay to the sovereign and provost in a purse under his seal by indentures to be made between him and themselves; and he is nt to interfere concerning that office any further.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Cork
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 268–268v.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
59
[13 Apr. 1377]
To the mayor [and bailiffs] of the city of Limerick.

Similar WRIT [as in §57] concerning the payment of customs at Cork.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The item is undated, but it may belong to the same date as §57, i.e. 13 May 1377.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
60
18 Apr. 1377
Waterford
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

In the K.'s parliament at Kilkenny on the morrow of Trinity 49 Edw. III [18 June 1375] it was agreed and ordained by William Windsor, then governor and keeper of Ire., and others of the K.'s council in Ire. appearing there that at the end of that parliament Stephen [Valle], bp Meath, should proceed in person in the governor's company to Thomond and Connacht, and remain there upon the maintenance of the K.'s war against Obreen of Thomond and others adhering to him—who were then threatening to make a general conquest in those parts—and for the restoration of the peace for as long as might be necessary, with as many men-at-arms, hobelars, archers, horse and foot in his company as seemed necessary, from time to time, for the maintenance of the war and the restoration of the peace, at the wages and fees ordained and granted in the K.'s council held at Naas on 7 Sept. [1374] previously, to be taken by the hands of the clerk of the wages deputed by the K. to this or the T. and chamberlains of the Ex., viz. 13s 4d a day for himself and the accustomed wages in that land for each man-at-arms, hobelar, archer, horse and foot, just as is more fully contained in a certain memorandum on this enrolled in the K.'s chancery of Ire.

Now it has been reported on behalf of that bishop that although he spent much time in the K.'s service, by virtue of the said agreement and ordinance; and although John Lumbard was appointed in that parliament to act as controller [ad contrarotulandum] for the bishop and the men-at-arms [etc.] in his company; yet John did not act act as controller, both because he was occuped in the K.'s service on various arduous business and also because he did not posess a commission to act as controller for the bishop and the men-at-arms [etc.]. Therefore bishop humbly seeks payment of the wages for himself and men-at-arms for the time that he was in the K.'s service.

The K. ordered the T. and barons of the Ex., to account with the bishop, by his oath taken before them concerning this, for how many days and with how many men of men-at-arms [etc.] and for the amount of time he spent upon the war and restoration of the peace, informing the K. in chancery without delay of the amount that reasonably owed by the K. They returned that it was reckoned that the bishop remained in those parts from 8 July [1375] 49 Edw. III until 1 Sept. following, viz. 56 days inclusive; and from 16 Dec. [1375] 49 Edw. III until 23 Jan. [1376] 50 Edw. III, viz 44 days inclusive, with 10 men-at-arms and 20 hobelars and archers, the bishop taking 13s 4d a day, each man-at-arms taking 12d a day, and each hobelar and archer 6d a day. And the bishop retained in his company in those parts 100 foot from 27 May [1376] 50 Edw. III until 29 July following, viz. 64 days, each two captains each taking 4d a day; and each of the other foot taking 2d a day. The total of wages for the said time amounts to £821 and 16d.

Wishing that the bishop be satisfied of that sum, ORDER to pay him the said £821 and 16d.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/264/4, §97 (=«Parls & councils», §38).

T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, ff. 258–259v; Parls & councils, §38.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 21, pp 21–2; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
6 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Brettan, chief remembrancer of the Ex., has shown by his petition before the Jcr and council that he was appointed by letters patent and ordered to go to Munster in the company of Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, T. of Ire., to levy and hasten [ad levanda et acceleranda] the K.'s debts in those parts, and do other things for the K.'s advantage. On account of this order, he spent 35 days in those parts without receiving any reward or wage from the K. He seeks that he be granted the wages for that time which other officials customarily received. And because the T. has testified before the Jcr and council that John was in his service in those parts for that time, the K. has granted him on the adviceof the Jcr and council 2s a day for each of those 35 days, which amounts to 70s. ORDER to pay John that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/264/4, §31.

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
62
6 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Brettan, chief remembrancer of the Ex., has shown by his petition before the Jcr and council that he was appointed by letters patent and ordered to go to Munster in the company of Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, T. of Ire., to levy and hasten [ad levanda et acceleranda] the K.'s debts in those parts, and do other things for the K.'s advantage. And, on his journey to Cork, a certain horse of his worth 100s foundered and was lost in the water of the town of Youghal for want of a ferry-toll [pro defectu feriagii],1 to his considerable damage. he seeks reward. Being favourably inclined to his petition and perceiving it to be true, the K. has granted him 5m of his gift by advice of the Jcr and council. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/264/4, §23.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 A reference to the river Blackwater. The sense seems to be that he was unable to pay the toll and so risked the crossing on horseback. The passage might also be translated 'by defect of the ferry'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
6 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Penkeston, clerk of the common pleas in the Ex., has shown by his petition displayed before the Jcr and council that after the death of Robert Baynard, late clerk of the said common pleas, viz. on 20 Feb. [1376] 50 Edw. III, he was ordained by the C., T. and barons and other ministers of the Ex. to serve the K. in that office, taking 5m p.a. for his fee. At that time he swore before those ministers that he would serve the K. and his faithful lieges well and faithfully. By virtue of this, he served faithfully in that office from the said 20 Feb. and afterwards at his own expense without receiving any fee. He seks payment of the said 5m for that time and for the future for as long as he holds that office. Being favourably inclined to his petition and learning the truth of his petition, the K. has granted to John, on the advice of the Jcr and council, the arrears of his fee of 5m, as well as his fee of 5m while he holds that office. ORDER to cause him to be paid his arrears and to have that fee in the future.

O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/264/4, §117.

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
64
6 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Pembroke, second baron of the Ex., laboured in the company of Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, T. of Ire., levying the K.'s debts in cos. Meath and Uriel, extending all lands there in the K.'s hand, and doing other business for the K.'s advantage from 9 Feb. [1377] until 23 March last. The K. has granted him £4 as a reward. ORDER to pay him that sum.

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.]

[This article, the first on the dorse of the roll, was so obliterated and rubbed by 1828 that it was illegible.]

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
66
[No date.]

[This article, the second on the dorse of the roll, was so obliterated and rubbed by 1828 that it was almost illegible: only the name 'Thomas Creef' was still legible.]

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
67
4 Mar. 1377
Naas
To the escheator of Ire. or his deputy.

Henry Ferrers kt owes the K. various sums of money. He is staying outside of Ire. and has no chattels in Ire. by which he might satisfy the K. of the said debts. ORDER to cause all the lands [etc.] that belong to him and Matilda his wife, who hold in co. Meath, to be seized, both in dower of Matilda and otherwise; and he is to keep them in the K.'s hand until those debts are satisfied, answering to the K. for their issues at the Ex.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 48; 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
8 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To the escheator of Ire

ORDER to cause all the lands, goods [etc.] that belong to William Roche, outlaw, to be seized, both the lands [etc.] that he occupied after the death of Peter Cogan and Elena his wife, and others; and he is to cause the said lands that belonged to Peter and Elena to be delivered to Geoffrey Cogan, retaining the others in his hand.1

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 See also above, §37.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
1 Apr. 1377
Ardbracken

Brother William Fouler, prior of the house of St Leonard of Dundalk, Ralph Pembroke chaplain [… … …] Dundalk, John Dowdall, Richard Dowdall and Henry fitz Rowe acknowledge that they owe Stephen [Valle], bp Meath, 200m.

T: 

CPI, p. 69; NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 245–245v.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 36; 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
70
20 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To the sheriff of Limerick, keepers of the peace in co. Limerick, and the bailiffs, ministers, serjeants, sub-serjeants, collectors of subsidies and other tallages in that county.

Having consideration for the destruction, burning and devastation of the town of Adare by the Irish, and so that the town might be better and more securely built, the K. has granted to the provost and community, at the request of Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Kildare, lord of that town, that they may be quit of any subsidies, tallages and other services due and accustomed. ORDER, under pain of forfeiture, not to compel or distrain the provost and community of Adare to contribute or pay those subsidies [etc.] until the town is fully repaired and rebuilt, but to exonerate and acquit them totally in the mean time; and they are to relax any distraint already made.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
T: 

CPI, p. 72; NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 245–245v.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 36.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
28 Jan. 1377
Dublin
To the escheator.

It appears by an inquisition returned into chancery that one Thomas Bodenham was lately sesied as of fee of 2 messuages, 30 acres of land and 6 acres of wood in Crumlin, which he held of the K in chief by service of half a pound of pepper at Christmas and suit at court. Thomas was imprisoned at Dublin by one Robert Tyrell and so detained until coerced by his imprisonment he enfeoffed one John Wake, chaplain, of the said tenements, who later enfeoffed Robert thereof according to the said Robert's orders, without obtaining the K.'s licence; and after the same Thomas was released from prison he personally intruded upon the said Robert in those tenements, and died seised threof on Saturday next before All Saints 22 Edward II [25 Oct. 1348]. After Thomas's death, Robert intruded into those tenements himself, and received the profits until the day he died, viz. for seven years and more. And after Robert's death, one Richard Tyrell, a bastard, entered them and occupied them until the said tenements were seized into the K.'s hand because of the enfeoffment without licence; and one Robert Talbot, s. of Juliana Bodenham, daughter of the said Thomas, is Thomas's heir and of full age. ORDER to cause Robert [Talbot] to have full seisin of the said tenements.

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
72
27 Jan. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Thomas Clifford kt, sheriff of Limerick, has shown by his petition in parliament at Dublin on Thursday after Epiphany last [8 Jan. 1377] that he was ordered by the K.'s writs to appear with other prelates, magnates and peers in that parliament and also to be before the T. and barons of the Ex. at Carlow in the quindene of Hilary to render faithfully his account of the issues of co. Limerick. Because he has been so ill and gravely infirm for a long time that he was detained and still is detained because he was unable in any way to labour on said the days and places without great danger to his life, as can be faithfully testified by Stephen [Valle] bp Meath and trustworthy of that county. He pleads that he be excused for his absence from that parliament and the Ex., and he seeks respite of his acount for a certain time. As it has been testified by various faithful persons in the chancery of Ire. that the premises are true, the K., of his special grace, has excused Thomas for his absence at parliament and in the Ex., and has granted him respite of his account until the quindene of Easter. ORDER to permit him to have that respite, and not to amerce Thomas for absence at the quindene of Hilary nor to trouble him in any way.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition in parliament.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 228–228v (=Parls & councils, §48).

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
73
26 Feb. 1377
Castledermot
To the seneschal of the liberty of Meath.

Patrick Cathassagh was lately accused of defamation by John abbot of Degty in court Christian before the archdeacon of Meath, and Patrick was excommunicated. Patrick appealed from that sentence to the apostolic see at Rome. Now on behalf of Patrick the K. has learned by petition that notwithstanding the pending appeal, Patrick at the signification of the bishop of Meath has been seized and imprisoned without justice, to his great damage. Not wishing that Patrick be seized without reason, ORDER that if Patrick finds sufficient mainpernors before the seneschal who will mainprize to have him before the K. in chancery in the quindene of Easter to answer the bishop and abbot, and to do anything else deemed necessary, then the seneschal is to deliver him from prison, and to have there the names of the mainpernors and this writ.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 250–250v

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
74
24 Feb. 1377
Naas
To the sheriff of Limerick.

The commons of the cantreds of Ocarbry, Fontymghill, Any, Esclon, Cromyth and Adare, in the presence of [Stephen Valle] bishop of Meath, lately Jcr in Munster, granted 20m to McConmarre Gerre, an Irishman being at the K.'s peace, for certain of his horses sezed by malefactors of co. Limerick; and 7m to McDermot McBreen, for his wages and various foot upon the maintenance of the war against Breen, formerly Obreen of Thomond, and his adherents. And those 27m are to be levied from the commons as was agreed by them before the bishop of Meath, according to the testimony of the bishop. ORDER to levy those 27m and to cause them to be delivered by indenture to Philip Trowedyn, appointed by them as receiver for McConmarre and McDermot.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 246–246v.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 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
75
1 Mar. 1377
Naas
To the bishop of Kildare.

By grave complaint of S[tephen Valle], bp Meath, the K. has learned that Ocongh[y]r Offaly, Mauricius Mole McChugh, Conghyr Obenys and others of their company and following, having contempt for God and the peace and tranquillity of the church have despoiled and destroyed various manors, lands and demesnes of that bishop and his church while he was in the K.'s service in Munster, to the grave damage of the bishop and his church. For this, they have incurred the sentence of excommunication, since they have no intention of ceasing their evil or of making satisfaction to the bishop. ORDER to excommunicate them, put them under interdict and expel them from the church and communion of Christ, in public places where people are gathered, and to punish them by ecclesiastical censure. There punish is to serve as an example to others, and the bishop is not to lift the excommunication and interdict until they make satisfaction for the damages and injuries done to the bishop.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 253.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 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
76
20 Apr. 1377
Waterford
To William Tany, prior of [the hospital of] St John of Jerusalem in Ire., C.

Lately, on the advice of the K.'s council in Ire., it was agreed that William Tany, prior of [the hospital of] St John of Jerusalem in Ire., C., and the bishop of Ossory, T., should cross to Eng. to declare to the K. and his council there certain business concerning the state of Ire. But because of various urgent matters specially touching the state of Ire. and the peril truly threatening the same which have been newly revealed before the Jcr of Ire. and his council there, the K. does not wish their presence [in Eng.] at present. ORDER to appear with the said Jcr at the impending council to treat and advice concerning the said matters; and he is not to come to Eng. until further order.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 261–261v.

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
77
20 Apr. 1377
Waterford

Similar WRIT [ordering him not to cross to the K. and council in Eng., as in §76] addressed to the bishop of Ossory.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 261v.

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
78
28 Jan. 1377
Dublin
To the sovereign, provost and commonalty of the town of Kilkenny.

Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, has shown that he held all his temporalities of the K. in chief and obtained a market in his town of Irishtown [del Iryshton] near Kilkenny, which is part of his temporalities, viz. every Wednesday. And although the bishop and his predecessors were accustomed to bring goods for sale to the market and to the liberty within the crosslands without paying any customs for the murage of the town of Kilkenny from the time of the founding of the church of St Canice in Kilkenny, the sovereign, provost and community of the town of Kilkenny have unjustly taken customs for the murage of Kilkenny on those goods without the bishop's consent, to the grave damage of the bishop and the disruption of his market and liberty. He seeks remedy.

According to an inquisition held by William Tany, C. of Ire., and remaining in the chancery, it is agreed that Irishtown is part of the temporalities of the bishop and the bishop and his predecessors were accustomed to hold the market and liberty in that town. Not wishing prejudice to that bishop by reason of the K.'s letters, ORDER not to enter that market or liberty nor to take customs on goods entering the same without the assent of the bishop.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

CPI, p. 62; NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 230–230v; J. T. Gilbert (ed.), 'Archives of the see of Ossory', 10th rep. HMC, appendix, pt 5, pp 262–3.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 1, p. 33–4; COA, PH 13203, p. 33; H. J. Lawlor (ed.), 'Calendar of the Liber Ruber of the diocese of Ossory', PRIA, 27:C5 (1908), §12 (pp 164–5).

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
79
4 Apr. 1377
Kilkenny
To the justice of Ire. [i.e. the chief justice of pleas following the Jcr].

On account of the acceptable service of Nicholas s. of John le Poer of Kylmydan, the K. granted that all processes against the said Nicholas; Arnold and Meiler, sons of Matthew le Poer; Edmund s. of Henry s. of Walter le Poer; Henry Keryagh Poer; Matthew s. of Henry le Poer; and Elias Omadan, who have been indicted in the K.'s courts of seditions, should be adjourned until the quindene of St John the Baptist. They are occupied in the K.'s service in co. Waterford in defence of his lieges there, and cannot come to the court before that day. ORDER to prorogue all processes against them until the quindene of St John the Baptist, and not to trouble them or their men in the meantime, provided they attend on the specified date.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr of Ire.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 256–256v.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 40; 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
80
28 Jul. 1377
Limerick
To John Northampton, keeper of the gaol of Cork, and the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cork.

By advice of the Jcr and others of the K.'s council of Ire., and with the assent of the magnates and commons of co. Cork, it was agreed that Gerald Boy1 s. of Raymond s. of Peter Caunton and Edmund fitz Geraud Caunton, who are detained in the gaol of Cork, should be released and exchanged for David s. of David Barry kt and Milo Staunton, magnates of that county, who are detained in the prison of the said Raymond [s. of Peter Caunton] and his men. And that Gerald and Edward should remain in their custody in the K.'s gaol until David and Milo are fully released from Raymond's prison. ORDER, on pain of £100, to produce Gerald and Edmund at Youghal on Wednesday next after St Bartholomew [26 Aug. 1377] to deliver them to the Jcr, notwithstanding the K.'s former orders from Eng. to the contrary.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 36; RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads: John Boy. Lodge's reading of 'Gerald' is confirmed by CCR 1374–5, 303 (letters close addressed to the same parties dated 12 March 1376 concerning the arrest of 'Gerard s. of Raymond Caunton and Edmund s. of Gerald Caunton', whom they are ordered to keep in safe custody without mainprise or any other delivery).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
6 Feb. 1377
Balyboghill
To Patrick de la Freigne kt.

Peace has been restored with Art' Kevenagh and Onolan, captains of their nations. The Jcr, council and various other lieges of the K. are fearful lest that peace be violated easily by lez Oryans and Onolan Donnessores. Not wishing that the peace be broken, ORDER, on the fealty and loyalty he owes the K and under pain of £100, not to receive them or any of their men in his parts, nor to permit them to be received by any of his men, nor to go or return through his lands while the peace lasts.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 240.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 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
82
6 Feb. 1377
Balyboghill

Similar WRITS [as in in §81, ordering them not to receive [etc.] lez Oryans and Onolan Donnessores during the peace concluded with Art' Kevenagh and Onolan, captains of their nations] addressed to the following persons, viz.: James Freigne, Nicholas Poer, sheriff of Carlow; and the sheriff of Kildare.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 240.

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
26 Feb. 1377
Naas
To the sheriff of Limerick.

James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr, is about to set out for co. Limerick with a large company of men-at-arms, archers, horse and foot to make war on the K.'s Irish enemies of the neighbouring parts and to defend the K.'s faithful people. He is in need of supplies and victuals to sustain them during their stay. ORDER to seize, purvey and hold in safe custody wheat, oats, [etc.], meat, fish and other victuals until his arrival in that county; and he is to cause it to be proclaimed publicly that no one of whatever state or condition he may be is to sell give, send or carry provisions or victuals to any of the Irish who are not at the K.'s peace, or to permit anyone to do so, under pain of forfeiture.

Attested: 
[James Butler, e. Ormond] Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 251.

C: 

RCH; NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 37; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 37.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
16 Jul. 1377
Cork
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

John Brit and John fitz Robert Barry, formerly sheriffs of Cork, and John Warner, the present sheriff of that county, have petitioned that they cannot be in person at the Ex. on the day given to render their accounts because they are occupied in the K.'s services in the sessions at Cork. ORDER to permit them to have respite until the quindene of Michaelmas.

Attested: 
The Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
T: 

BL, Add. MS 4798, ff 37v–38.

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
85
1 Jul. 1377
Cork
To the justice of Ire. [i.e. the chief justice of pleas following the Jcr].

Considering the good and acceptable service that Nicholas s. of John le Poer of Kylmydan had performed in various ways, the K. granted [4 April 1377]1 that all processes against Nicholas; Arnold s. of Matthew le Poer; Meiler s. of Matthew le Poer; Edmund s. of Henry s. of Walter le Poer; Henry Keryagh Poer; Matthew s. of Henry le Poer; and Elias Omadan, who were indicted in the K.'s courts of seditions and trespasses, should be adjourned until the quindene of St John the Baptist, because they were occupied in the K.'s service in co. Waterford in defence of his lieges there and could not come to the court before that day. Further ORDER, at the petition of the said Nicholas, to adjourn all processes against them until the quindene of Michaelmas.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 21, p. 40; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 See above, §79

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
[1 Jun. 1377]

On 1 June [1377] John Walsh of the Island [de Insula] displayed the following deed in the chancery of Ire. at Cork, to be enrolled.1

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RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 The date given here is that on which the deed was displayed in chancery.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

Similar ENROLMENT [as in §86] of another instrument.

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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
24 Apr. 1377
Clonmel
To the sheriff of Waterford.

Margery Venne has shown by her petition that although lately in an assize of novel disseisin before William Windsor, governor and keeper of Ire., at Waterford she recovered her seisin of 2 messuages, 40 acres of land, 3 acres of meadow and 10 acres of moor in Balytrokyll against Richard s. of Richard1 Eylward, yet Richard disseised her again. ORDER to hold an inquisition to ascertain the truth of the premises; and if he finds that Margery was so disseised he is to take and imprison Richard, and he is not to release him without special order; and he is to cause Margery to have sesin and to assess her losses by a jury and to levy the same from the goods and chattels belonging to Richard within his bailiwick.

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NAI, Lodge MS 1, p. 34; RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads Richard s. of John Eylward

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
1 Jul. 1377
Cork
To William Ilger, escheator of Ire.

Having accepted sufficient surety from Christiana, who was the wife of William Christofre dcd, who held of the K. in chief, and whose heir was then the K.'s ward, that she will not marry without licence, ORDER to cause her reasonable dower to be assigned to her in the presence of Richard Wynchedon, the K.'s farmer of those lands.

C: 

NAI, Lodge MS 19, p. 177; 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
90
15 Jul. 1377
Cork
To the justice of Ire. [i.e. the chief justice of pleas following the Jcr].

The K. lately granted Thomas fitz John kt and his tenants protection of his peace for a certain time, although they were indicted or outlawed of seditions, felonies and trespasses; and within that time William Wemme, marshal of Ire., took various animals belonging to John McHowet, tenant of said Thomas. ORDER to permit John [McHowet] to have his said animals.

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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
91
20 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The abbot of Tracton has shown by his petition displayed before the Jcr and council that he was ordered to appear with other prelates, magnates and peers at the last parliament held at Dublin [?8 Jan. 1377]. At the time of that parliament he was so infirm of body that he could neither appear in that parliament nor proceed to that city without peril to his body and his life; and he appointed and ordained William St Leger as his attorney, granting him sufficient powers to do and execute on his behalf in that parliament all and singular things that the abbot would have done had he been present in person. And although he did this, he was amerced in £10 for failing to attend in person. Those £10 have been placed in the estreats of the Ex. among the K.'s other debts to be leveied from the abbot. He seeks that, having considered the premises, the K. might deign to pardon the said amercement and postpone the levying of the same. And because that amercement was adjudged in full parliament with the advice of the prelates and magnates, so that it can in no way be pardoned without their advice in another parliament or great council to be held in the future, the K. has granted the abbot respite and adjournment of the levying of that amercement until the quindenes of Easter [1378] so that he can sue for a pardon in a parliament or great council held in the meantime. ORDER to permit the said postponement until the quindene of Easter, and not to trouble him by reason of the premises in the meantime.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 276–276v; Parls & councils, §50.

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
92
12 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Walter Lenfaunt kt has shown by his petition displayed before the Jcr and council that he was gravely amerced because he did not come to the K.'s last parliament held at Dublin to which he was summoned by the K.'s writ as if he held by barony [per baroniam], although he never held by barony just as has been shown by inquisition taken before the Jcr at Walter's request. He seeks a pardon of that amercement. Because it was recorded and testified by the said Jcr that Walter never held by barony, and that it was not hitherto the law or custom used in the K.'s land of Ire. that anyone who did not hold by barony should be summoned to the K.'s parliament or amerced on account of his absence, the K. has pardoned Walter that amercement of his special grace. ORDER to cause all demands made against Walter by summons of the Ex., on account of that amercement, to be superseded, and to cause him to be totally exonerated and quit towards the K.

Authorized: 
By petition of council.
T: 

Betham, Const. Eng. & early parl. Ire., 318

C: 

RCH; NAI, M 7028, p. 143; NAI, Lindsay MS 13, f. 110.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
12 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay 20s to Roger Lenfaunt, who was continually the K.'s pleader in the sessions at Cork,

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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
94
[20 Apr. 1377]

MEMORANDUM that although the bishop of Ossory, T. of Ire., together with William Tany, C. of Ire., were lately ordered by the Jcr and K.'s council there to proceed to expound to the K. and council the state of Ire.; nevertheless both because of a certain discord that has arisen between Gerald fitz Morice, e. Desmond, and Richard Burgh kt and David Burgh and various others, and also on account of a great many other discords and evils stirring and threatening in various parts of Ire. requiring to be stopped [they were ordered to remain in Ire.].1

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RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 20.

Footnotes: 

1 The date on which the memorandum was enrolled is not given in RCH; the date given here is taken from the orders to the C. and T., dated 20 April 1377, instructing them not to travel to Eng., see above, §76–7. See also below, §101.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
11 Jul. 1377
Cork
To the mayor and bailiffs of the city of Cork.

ORDER to permit Thomas Moyser, who wounded William Ryston, to go at large from the church of the Holy Trinity in that city, by mainprize.

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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
96
6 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Thomas Cadelle has pleaded by his petition displayed to the Jcr and council in parliament at Dublin on Thursday next after Epiphany [8 Jan. 1377] that for many years now elapsed and especially during the last war stirred up against the K.'s faithful lieges by les Omorthes, McMorghs, Onolans et Obrynnes, the K.'s Irish enemies, he has stayed continually on the marches of cos. Kildare and Carlow resisting and repressing the said enemies, and continues to do so, together with a great company of hobelars and foot. He has incurred and sustained great costs, expenses, labours and losses both by the slaying of his men and horses in various expeditions made upon the K.'s said enemies or made by them upon the K.'s said lieges; and also in sustaining and retaining the said hobelars and foot; and he cannot do so any longer without a suitable reward from the K. so that he might better retain and sustain them in the future. Considering his labours, costs and losses and on the advice of the Jcr and council, the K. has granted him 5m of his gift by name of reward. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of parliament.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §42.

T: 

Parls & councils, §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
97
6 Feb. 1377
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay the K.'s clerk Robert Sutton, keeper of the rolls of the chancery of Ire., 100s arrears from 4 Aug. [1376] last unitl 4 Feb. following, viz. half a year, in party payment of his annual fee of £10.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §99.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
1 Mar. 1377
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

James Boys clk has shown by his petition displayed before William Windsor Lt in a council held at Dublin that he lately bought from Gilbert Thornton, prebendary of Ougtrah in the church of Ossory, one tenth of that prebend for the last year paying 10m for it; and he pleads the said tenth was seized into the K.'s hand on account of Gilbert's absence from Ire., and satisfaction was made for it in the Ex. of Ire. by William Karlell clk. James seeks restoration of those 10m. And because William [Karlell] showed in the chancery of Ire. that satisfaction had been made to the K. for the issues and profits of that prebend, the K. wishes to reimburse James of the said 10m. ORDER, just as the K. ordered previously, to pay James those 10m or, if they cannot or will not do so, to inform the K. as to the reason.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §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
99
15 Apr. 1377
To the T. or his Lt and chamberlains of the Ex.

Geoffrey Tryvers, David Tryvers and John fitz Rery have pleaded by their petition displayed to [William Windsor] governor and keeper of Ire., and others of the K.'s council in parliament at Kilkenny in the octaves of Michaelmas 49 Edw. III [6 Oct. 1375] that they paid 100s to various scouts [exploratores] and also incurred other costs and labours in tracking down various malefactors who perpetrated and continue to perpetrate felonies and trespasses in cos. Dublin, Meath and Kildare, so that the K.'s faithful people of those parts were disturbed and aggrieved by their excessive malice, as a result of which many of those malefactors were caught and detained, others were hanged, and (God willing) still others will be taken in the future. They seek a suitable reward in recompense of their costs and expenses. Being favourably inclined to their plea and on the advice of the governor and council, the K. has granted them £10 by name of reward to have and receive from the goods and chattels of those malefactors forfeited or to be forfeited and taken and seized into the K.'s hand in cos. Dublin and Meath, to be appraised by the said John [fitz Rery]. ORDER, as the K. has otherwise ordered [previously], to cause Geoffrey, David and John to have and be paid those £10 from the said goods and chattels even though they may be taken and seized into the K.'s hand.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §40.

T: 

Parls & councils, §45.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
24 Apr. 1377
Clonmel
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay 20m to [Alexander Balscot] bp Ossory.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
T: 

NLI, [Harris] MS 3, f. 264v.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
1 May. 1377
Clonmel
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Although Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, T. of Ire., together with [William Tany] prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire., C., was lately ordered by the advice of the Jcr and council in Ire. to proceed to the K. and his council in Eng. to expound and declare before them upon the state of his land of Ire., nevertheless the T. did not cross to Eng. for the following reasons:

[1] because of a certain discord now lately arisen between Gerald fitz Morice, e. Desmond, and various others of his party [ex parte sua], and Richard Burgh kt and David Burgh and various others of their party,
also on account of a great many discords and other damages and evils stirring in various parts of Ire. requiring to be settled and pacified; and also for other most urgent matters which could not be concluded properly in the absence of the T.;
[2] and also because the gold owed to the Jcr and his retinue for the second half of 51 Edw. III [1377] for their wages and fees, according to the indenture made between the K. and the Jcr, has not been sent from Eng., and all and singular of the men of the Jcr's retinue staying in the K.'s service upon his wars in Ire.—who are awaiting payment of their fees and wages for a quindene and more beyond the first half of that year, and have not taken anything until now while staying in the K.'s service in Ire.—intend to withdraw that service unless the K. provides an aid for their expenses and relief of their estate until the gold is sent; and if the retinue should disband, intolerable damages and evils will, without doubt, be perpetrated by the K.'s Irish enemies and English rebels and other malefactors on the K.'s faithful people, without the presence of the council and the aid of the T.

Therefore on the advice of the Jcr and council at Waterford, 20 April [1377] 50 Edw. III, considering the said urgent necessity, it was agreed that the T. should not cross the sea, but that he should expedite the said matters in various parts of Munster, and that a writ of the K. should be sent to the T. lest he should cross the sea for those reasons, as is contained in a certain memorandum in the chancery rolls.1 Afterwards the T. pleaded that on the advice and order of the Jcr and council he proposed to cross the sea, and waited in Waterford and elsewhere for his passage for 19 days because of contrary winds; and freighted a ship for his passage. Now, on the advice of the Jcr and council he was ordered by writ not to cross the sea, and he seeks adequate recompense for his expenses concerning his passage. Because the Jcr and council are satisfied that this was the truth, the K. has granted him 20m of his gift. ORDER to pay him.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §47.

Footnotes: 

1 Above §94.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
25 May. 1377
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears of Edmund Berle, citizen of Dublin, of those £20 that the K. granted him for the great expenses, labours and losses sustained by him in the K.'s wars in Leinster against his Irish enemies and rebels, and in order that he can better sustain such labours and expenses in the future, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex., returning their findings in chancery. The returned that his arrears amount to £17 10s. Wishing that satisfaction be made to Edmund of that sum, ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §66.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Stephen [Valle], bp Meath, has shown by his petition displayed before the Jcr and council that on 1 April [1375] 49 Edw. III the K. granted him custody of all the castles, fortresses, manors, lands and tenements that belonged to John Hastings, e. Pembroke, dcd, who held of the K. in chief, with their appurtenances, in co. Wexford, which were taken into the K.'s hand on the death of the earl and by reason of the minority of his heir; rendering annually to the K. at the Ex. the next extent thereof to be made. Although the castles [etc.] were duly extended before the escheator, and the extents returned by him into the chancery of Ire. so that the bishop could be charged in the Ex. with the issues in his account according to the extent, nevertheless, having viewed the extents, certain enemies of the bishop informed the council that the lands had not been extended to the K.'s profit nor to the true value, and on their advice the K. appointed Richard Walsh and John Brettan, ministers of the Ex., to extend the castles [etc.] anew. Now the bishop is charged with answering in his account for the extents thus made by Richard and John to the true value and more, against the form and effect of the K.'s letters patent granting that custody to him. and the T. and barons refuse and will not allow in his account a suitable sum for the expenses of receivers and other servants of the bishop who took expenses of £10 and more from the bishop for the time that he held that custody. He pleads that considering how the castles [etc.] are extended at their true value and more, and having respect for the great expenses and labours that the bishop has sustained in that custody in levying and receiving the rents and other issues, as is said, that he might be granted a suitable reward. Consdiering the premises, the K. has granted him £6 of his gift. ORDER to pay him.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §21.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
104
6 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the same.

John Penkeston, clerk of the common pleas of the K.'s Ex. of Ire. has shown to the K. by his petition displayed before the Jcr and others of the K.'s council in Ire., that after the death of Robert Baynard, formerly clerk of the said pleas, viz. on 20 Feb. [1376] 50 Edw. III, he [John] was appointed by the C. and T. of Ire., and the barons and other ministers of the Ex. for the time being, to serve the K. in that office, receiving 5m annually for his fee, at which time he swore to serve the K. and his faithful people well and faithfully in that office; by virtue of which he has faithfully served the K. in that office from the said 20 Feb. at his own costs without receiving any fee in that part. He seeks a grant of his arrears of that fee of 5m p.a. from the said 20 Feb. and that the fee should be paid in future for as long as he serves the K. in that office. Being favourably inclined towards his petition and perceiving it to be true, the K. has granted John the arrears of his fee from the said 20 Feb. ORDER to pay him out of the K.'s treasury.

Attested: 
[James Butler, e. Ormond] Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
T: 

TCD, MS 1747, pp 56–7.

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
105
10 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, has pleaded by his petition displayed before the Jcr and council that lately on the advice and ordinance of the Jcr and council he was appointed by letters patent to proceed to the K.'s city of Limerick to settle and pacify certain debates and discords that had arisen between Gerald fitz Morice, e. Desmond, and various others of his party [ex parte sua], and Richard Burgh kt and David Burgh and various others of their party. On acount of the danger of the roads and to save the K.'s honour in this part, he proceeded to that city with a great force of defensible men beyond his household to labour upon the reformation of the peace there among [those parties] and for the peace and tranquillity of the K.'s faithful people in Munster, and he remained there for those reasons; and thence to Cork for nine days at his own expense. He seeks a suitable reward in recompense for his expenses, as agreed by the Jcr and council. As the Jcr and council are satisfied as to the truth of the premises, the K. has granted him £9, viz. 20s a day, of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §115

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
12 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Walter Lenfaunt has shown by his petition before the Jcr and council that lately he was sworn in order to attend the council [ad consilium nostrum observandum iuratus extitit]; and from the time of his swearing he remained continually in the K.'s service in the company of the Jcr on the advice and ordinance of the Jcr and council, and he proceeded from Cork to Limerick and he remained there for several days upon various treatings specially concerning the maintenance of the peace and the tranquillity of the K.'s faithful people there at his own expense without receiving anything from the K. He seeks reward. On the advice of the Jcr and council, the K. has granted him 100s reward. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §27.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
12 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Patrick de la Freigne kt has pleaded that by order of James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr, he came to the town of Clonmel with a great company of defensible men and 60 horse, remaining there for four days to make peace between Gerald fitz Morice, e. Desmond, and various others of his party [ex parte sua], and Richard Burgh kt and David Burgh and various others of their party, to end the disputes and discords between them for the tranquillity and salvation of the K.'s lieges in Munster, at great expense to himself. He seeks adequate reward. Having consideration for the premses and on the advice of the Jcr and council, the K. has granted him 40s of his gift. ORDER to pay him.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §20

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
12 Jun. 1377
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Art' Kevenagh, who pretends to be captain of the Irish of Leinster claiming 80m p.a. from the K. for his fee, having gathered to himself a multitude of the Irish of those parts, has perpetrated various homicides, depredations, burnings and otherevils on the K.'s people in cos. Wexford, Kilkenny, Carlow and Kildare; and he is unwilling to be restored to the K.'s peace without payment of that fee. Wishing to avoid the damages and perils arising from his rebellion, the K. has retained Art' on the advice of the Jcr and council in Ire. for one year next and granted him 20m for the first quarter of a year. As Art' has maintained himself well and faithfully towards the K. since then is granted 20m of his fee for the second quarter, always such that, by the payment of that fee to Art', the K. shall in no way be charged beyond the said quarter. ORDER to pay him those 20m.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
Authorized: 
By the Jcr and council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §120.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

Wishing lately to be informed concerning the arrears owed to Henry Michell, lately one of the K.'s justices with S[tephen Valle], bp Meath, John fitz Rery and Patrick Fox, also justices appointed to hear and determine concerning all trespasses and felonies perpetrated in cos. Waterford, Tipperary, Cork, Limerick and Kerry of those 40d a day that he received while holding that office, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. and, having viewed the account of the said John, the K.'s clerk appointed to collect his debts in those counties and to pay Henry the said 40d a day, they were to return their findings in chancery. They returned that no record of any payment to Henry can be found in the rolls; but that it was found in the great roll of 49 Edward III [1375–6] in John's account that he paid Henry £7 3s 10d in part-payment of £21 3s 4d for his wages from 6 Oct. [1374] 48 Edw. III until 9 Feb. [1375] following, viz. 107 days taking 3s 4d a day; and Henry's arrears amount to £13 9s 6d.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Jcr
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/4, §36.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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