close Roll 8 Henry V

1
1 May. 1420
Dublin
To James White, collector of 20s on each tun of prisable wine in the port of Dublin.

ORDER to pay, without delay, the issues of the prisage of wines; and to allow to John White, the K.'s attorney, 40s for his labours.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/38, p. 106.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

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
8 Jul. 1420
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On 12 Jan. [1402] 3 Hen. IV the K. accepted, approved and confirmed to Thomas [Broune]1 the office of clerk of the crown in Irish chancery for life, taking 10m p.a. as a fee at Easter and Michaelmas in equal portions. Wishing to be informed as to the arrears of Thomas's fee from the reign of the present K. and that of his father from the said 12 Jan. [1402] until 2 May [1420] last, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls [etc.], returning their findings in the chancery of Ire. They returned that Thomas's arrears from 12 Jan. [1402] until 20 March [1413] beyond the sums already paid to him amount to £25 12s 8d; and that his arrears from […] Jan. [1414] until 2 May last, viz. 6¼ years, amount to £29 18s 8d. Wishing that satisfaction be made, ORDER to pay him the said sums, and, moreover, to pay his annual fee henceforth from the said 2 May.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/247/14, §15.

Footnotes: 

1 The right-hand side of this writ is torn; the surname is supplied from the corresponding receipt (TNA (PRO), E 101/247/14, §12).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
3
9 Jul. 1420
Dublin
To Roger Stokes of Ulster.

ORDER to inquire as to the annual value of 4½ carucates of land, with appurtenances, in Donford, Watston, Ballydornan and Sthythornan in Ulster; and 26 acres of land, with appurtenances, in Kylcleth; and the toll-booths of the same and of the crosslands of Down; and 4 messuage and 4 acres of land, with appurtenances, in Greencastle, Ardglass, Artekell and Ross and the leper-hospital or house of St Michael of Down and St Patrick of Kylcleth, with all lands and tenements.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/38, pp 19–20.

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
10 Jul. 1420
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Trusting in the loyalty and circumspection of John Blakeney the K. granted him the office of chief justice of the common bench of Ire. by letters patent dated 26 April [1420] last; to hold during good behaviour taking the customary fees, wages and rewards.1 Wishing to be informed as to his arrears from the said 26 April until 9 July last, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls [etc.]. They returned that John's arrears of the annual fee of £40, which other chief justices of the common bench were accustomed to receive, from 26 April [1420] until 9 July following, viz. 75 days inclusive, amount to £8 4s ¾d. ORDER to pay him that sum and, moreover, to pay his annual fee henceforth year by year, term by term; receiving from the said John letters of acquittance.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/247/14, §13.

Footnotes: 

1 CIRCLE, PR 8 Hen. V, §24.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
10 Jul. 1420
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Hugh Burgh, T. of Ire., has pleaded that the K. appointed him to that office by his letters patent, taking annually the customary fee for as long as he holds that office; and that some treasurers of Ire. before this time took £40 p.a. and 5s a day; and others took £40 p.a. and 6s 8d a day. He seeks a competent reward beyond the customary fee from 18 Sept. [1414] 2 Hen. V, when he was sworn into office, and thereafter for as long as he held the offfice. Of the K.'s special grace and by assent of John Talbot of Halomshire, formerly Lt of Ire., and the K.'s council of the same land, the K. granted Hugh 3s 4d a day from the said 18 Sept. [1414] and thereafter for as long as he held that office.

Wishing to be informed as to the arrears of Hugh, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex., returning their findings in chancery. They returned that his arrears from 18 Sept. [1414] until 9 July [1420] last amount to £74 18s 7½d. ORDER to pay Hugh that sum, receiving from Hugh letters of acquittance.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/247/14, §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
6
13 Jul. 1420
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

By letters patent dated 28 Sept. [1413] 1 Hen. V, the K. appointed Stephen Bray as chief justice of pleas held before the K. in Ire., during pleasure, receiving the fees and wages that the same Stephen was accustomed to receive in the time of Henry IV, father of the present K.

Wishing to be informed as to the arrears of Stephen from 28 Sept. [1413] until 12 July [1420] last, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex., returning their findings in chancery. They returned that his arrears of his fee of £40 p.a and wages of 40d a day amount to £487 12s 2d. ORDER to pay him that sum; receiving from him letters of acquittance.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/247/14, §14.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
7
13 Jul. 1420
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. appointed Henry Strangways for life as chief chamberlain of the Ex. of Ire., by letters patent under the g.s. of Ire. dated 26 Jan. [1405] 6 Hen. IV, confirmed by letters patent under the g.s. of Eng. dated 2 May [1410] 11 Hen. IV, which were confirmed by letters patent under the g.s. of Eng. dated 29 May [1414] 2 Hen. V; Henry was to receive the customary fees and rewards and 10m p.a. of increment at the receipt of the Ex., in the same manner as Robert Sutton, formerly chief chamberlain of Henry IV, received in the same office.

Wishing to be informed as to the arrears of Henry in that office, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex., returning their findings in chancery. They returned that the arrears of his increment of 10m p.a. from 29 May [1414] until 24 May [1420] last, beyond what has been paid to him, amount to 33s 4d. ORDER to pay him that sum, and henceforth those 10m p.a. from term to term during his life; receiving from Henry letters of acquittance.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/247/14, §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
8
24 Jul. 1420
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Henry IV, father of the present K., granted to John Bateman, during good behaviour, the office of chirographer and keeper of writs and rolls of the common bench of Ire., receiving the customary fee of 100s p.a.; and that appointment was confirmed by the present K. by letters patent dated 13 June [1413] 1 Hen. V.

Wishing to be informed as to the arrears of his fee from 12 Nov. [1413] 1 Hen. V, when John was sworn into office (as John fitz Adam, former chief justice of the common bench, has testified before the K.), the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex., returning their findings in chancery. They returned that his arrears from 12 Nov. [1413] until 20 June [1420] last amount to 25s. ORDER to pay him those 25s; and, moreover, they are to pay him those 100s p.a. henceforth annually, receiving from him letters of acquittance.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/247/14, §9.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
9
25 Jul. 1420
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay John White 50s arrears of his fee as K.'s attorney in the Ex. and common bench from 18 March [1414] 1 Hen. V―on which day he was appointed by assent of Thomas [Cranley], abp Dublin, Jcr of Ire., during good behaviour taking the annual fee of 100s―until 24 July [1420] last.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/247/14, §2.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
10
26 Jul. 1420
Dublin
To Hugh Bavent, T. of Ire., and Richard Bermingham, second baron of the Ex.; and James White.

ORDER to inquire as to the true value of all castles, manors, messuages, lands [etc.] in cos. Meath, Drogheda, Dublin and Kildare, in the K.'s hand.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/38, p. 16.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
11
26 Jul. 1420
Dublin
To John Wyche, baron of the Ex.

ORDER to inquire as to the true value of all castles, manors [etc.] in co. Wexford, in the K.'s hand.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/38, p. 16.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
12
[...] Jul. 1420
[…]
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay John [Passavaunt],1 clerk of the hanaper of the chancery of Ire., 50s arrears of his fee of 100s p.a. from 2 Oct. […] until 30 June [1420] last; and, moreover, they are to pay his annual fee henceforth; receiving from him letters of acquittance.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/247/14, §3.

Footnotes: 

1 The writ is badly faded and stained.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
8 Dec. 1420
To the sovereign [etc.] of the town of New Ross.

CONFIRMATION of an exemption from customs to the house of Friars Minor in New Ross.

Attested: 
James Butler, e. Ormond, Lt
C: 

FitzMaurice & Little, Materials, pp 179–80 (from BL, MS Add. 4821, ff 85–6).

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
14
12 Dec. 1420
Dublin
To John Barry, formerly the K.'s receiver of all lands, tenements [etc.] in co. Wexford that belonged to Gilbert Talbot kt, dcd.

ORDER to pay, without delay, all moneys and arrears of his account; and he is to allow to John s. of William Barry 40s for his labours.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/38, pp 366–7.

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
15
15 Dec. 1420
To Gilbert Hindeley, formerly sheriff of the crosslands of Meath, and John Allen.

Gilbert Hindeley, the said former sheriff of the crosslands of Meath, has pleaded that he owes the K. various sums from fines, amercements, cattels and forfeitures; but because he has been removed from office he cannot levy those sums, both causing delay in making satisfaction by debtors and to the damage of the said former sheriff himself. ORDER to levy and collect those sums; with power to distrain.

C: 

NAI, RC 8/38, pp 23–4.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
16
[No date.]
To Richard Bermingham, second baron of the Ex. of Ire.; John White, attorney in the Ex.; and James White clk, deputy of Thomas Walleys, chief remembrancer of the Ex.

ORDER to inquire concerning all castles, manors, messuages, lands [etc.] being in the K.'s hands in cos. Dublin, Kildare, Meath, Drogheda and Louth, and also the crosslands of those counties, in order to establish their annual value; and also to inquire concerning all persons, both lay and ecclesiastical, who hold lands while residing outside Ire., or who were absent from the Nativity of St John the Baptist 3 Ric. II [24 June 1380]; and they are to establish the annual value of those lands and the value since such persons have been absent; and how long they have been absent; and they are to extend two thirds of those lands [etc.] and seize them into the K.'s hand. And they are to inquire into all goods, chattels, lands [etc.] of any person who has died owing debts and accounts to the K., without making satisfaction; and to establish the day they died. And they are to inquire as to outlaws [etc.].

C: 

NAI, RC 8/38, pp 26–8.

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
17
[15 Feb. 1420]

ENROLMENT of an indenture [in French] between King Henry V and James [Butler], e. Ormond, concerning the office of K.'s Lt in Ire.1

O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/247/13, §5.

Footnotes: 

1 TNA (PRO), E 101/247/13, §5, records that this indenture was enrolled on the Irish close roll of 8 Henry V. The indenture is printed in COD, iii, §84 (p. 69, item 2), where the calendar gives the date in error as 15 Feb. 1429.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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