close Roll 8 Richard II

1
26 Jan. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On 28 Nov. [1384] last, the K. appointed by letters patent his beloved cousin, James Butler, e. Ormond, as Jcr, during pleasure, taking 200m as his fee each quarter. Afterwards, so that he might maintain the office more honourably and better for the K. and his lieges in the future, it was ordained and agreed, on the advice of the Irish council, that the Jcr might take the quarterly fee at the start of each quarter at the Ex. while he holds the office, as contained in the agreement enrolled in the chancery rolls. ORDER to pay 200m to the Jcr for the first quarter, viz. 30 Nov. [1384] last, on which day he took office, until 1 March [1385] following, according to the letters and agreement.1

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §97.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 This is the first item of RCI roll §44, identified as follows in RCH: 'Rotulus clausus de anno 8 Ric. II' (=§§1–42 below). It was in fact a controlment roll of the Irish Ex., which had suffered great injuries by 1828.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

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
10 Nov. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Ralph Cheyne, C. of Ire., £14 1s 10½d arrears owed to him from 6 June [1384] last until 7 Nov. then next following, viz. a quarter year and 42 days inclusive, in part-payment of his annual fee of £40.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §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
3
22 Oct. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Robert Sutton, keeper of the rolls of the chancery of Ire., £10 arrears from 21 April [1384] last until 21 Oct. following, viz. half a year, in part-payment of his annual fee of £20.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §93.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
4
[...] Oct. 1384
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay John […], chief justice […] 40 […] of his fee.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
5
6 Jan. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay John Sotheron, chief justice at pleas following the Jcr, £10 arrears from 2 Oct. [1384] last until 2 Jan. [1385] following, viz. a quarter year, in part-payment of his annual fee of £40.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §84.

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
14 Feb. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay John Lumbard, second justice at pleas [etc.], 14m 7s arrears.

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
18 Aug. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On 12 Feb. [1384] last, the K. appointed by letters patent John Tyrell as second justice at pleas following the Lt, taking the customary annual fee at the Ex., as is more fully contained in the letters. ORDER to pay John 20m arrears of his fee from 15 Feb. [1384] last until 15 Aug. following, viz. half a year, in part-payment of that fee.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §95.

C: 

RCH.

N: 

Rep. RCI 1816–20, 8th rep., p. 385.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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 Oct. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay James Penkeston, keeper of the writs, rolls, indictments, records, bulls, memoranda and other pleas before the Lt, Jcr or keeper of Ire., or their deputies, 100s arrears from 23 Oct. [1383] 7 Ric. II until 23 Oct. [1384] following, viz. one year, in payment of his annual fee of 100s.1

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §89.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 459.

N: 

Rep. RCI 1816–20, 8th rep., p. 385.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH gives the date as 14 Oct. 1384.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
9
6 Oct. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay William Langham, chief justice of the common bench, £10 arrears from 2 July [1384] last until 2 Oct. following, viz. a quarter year, in part-payment of his annual fee of £40.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §86.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 459.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
7 Jan. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay William Langham, chief justice of the common bench, £10 arrears from 2 Oct. [1384] last until 2 Jan. [1385] following,viz. a quarter year, in part-payment of his annual fee of £40.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §96.

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
28 Nov. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Hugh Possewyk, keeper of the writs and rolls in the common bench and chirographer in that bench, 100s arrears from 26 Nov. [1383] 7 Ric. II until 26 Nov. [1384] following, viz. one year, in payment of his annual fee of 100s.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §70.

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
22 Oct. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Walter Coterell, K.'s pleader in Munster and also in cos. Kilkenny and Wexford by advice of the Lt and council, 75s arrears from 21 Jan. [1384] last to 21 Oct. following, viz. three quarters of a year, in part-payment of his annual fee of 100s.1

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §81.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 459.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH gives 66s as the amount to be paid, and 17 Oct. 1384 as the date of the writ. The latter is presumably a misreading of 'xvii' for 'xxii'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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 Nov. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Robert le Hore, K.'s attorney before the justices of the bench and before the T. in the Ex., 5m arrears from 21 Oct. [1383] 7 Ric. II until 21 Oct. [1384] following, viz. one year, in part-payment of his annual fee of 5m.1

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §80.

C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads '4m'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
20 Nov. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Wishing lately to be informed of the arrears of John Cornewalle kt, formerly constable of Carlow in the time of Edward III, late K. of Eng., grandfather of the present K., of his annual fee of £20, the K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. from that time, returning their findings to the K. in the chancery of Ire. They returned that it is agreed that the arrears of John from the terms of Easter, the Nativity of St John the Baptist, Michaelmas and Christmas 46 Edw. III [1372], and Easter and the Nativity of St John the Baptist 47 Edw. III [1373], viz. 1½ years, amount to £12 15s. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §82.

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
23 Jan. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Walter Euere, constable of Carlow Castle, £20 arrears from 20 Jan. [1384] 7 Ric. II until 20 Jan. [1385] following, viz. one year, in payment of his annual fee of £20.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §63.

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
27 Sep. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Richard Netterville, constable of Wicklow castle, 100s arrears from 25 June [1384] last until 25 Sept. following, viz. a quarter year, in part-payment of his annual fee of £20.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §73.

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
17
28 Dec. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Richard Netterville, constable of Wicklow castle, 100s arrears from 25 Sept. [1384] last until 25 Dec. following, viz. a quarter year, in part-payment of his annual fee of £20.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §67.

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
28 Sep. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. has appointed William Wellesley by letters patent as keeper and governor of the K.'s castles, lands and lordships of Carbury, and the K.'s lands and lordships of Totemoy and Kernegedagh, with appurtenances, to have and keep the same from 22 Sept. [1384] last until 22 Sept. [1385] next coming, viz. one year, taking 200m p.a. at the Ex. for that custody. Wishing that William be paid 50m per quarter for that custody by hands or within the first three weeks of each quarter, from term to term, without further delay, as is contained in our letters, ORDER to pay William those 200m from 22 Sept. [1384] last until 22 Sept. [1385] next coming, viz. 50m each quarter.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §66.

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
21 Oct. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Walter Coterell has shown that by order of the Lt of Ire. he was occupied in the K.'s service in Munster, viz. one time in co. Limerick for 28 days, another time in co. Cork for 66 days; and although, on the advice of the Lt and council, he was granted 40d a day for his wages while he remained in the K.'s service in those parts, nevertheless Walter has not yet been satisfied of that 40d a day. He seeks recompense. Because the Lt and council are fully satisfied that Walter was in the K.'s service for that time, and wishing that Walter be satisfied of that 40d a day, which extends at 23m 6s 8d, ORDER you to pay Walter the said 23m 6s 8d.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §75.

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
18 Nov. 1384
Kilkenny
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. has granted 100s to Richard Plunket by name of reward in recompense for his costs and labours for five years and more in coming at the K.'s order to parliaments, councils and other meetings in various parts of Ire. ORDER to pay him.

C: 

NAI, Ferguson Coll. 2, 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
21
10 Sep. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Thomas Taillour, one of the clerks of the Ex., has pleaded before the Lt and council that, by order of the Lt, he went to Munster to labour in the company of Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, T., in the levying of the K.'s money in cos. Kilkenny, Tipperary, Limerick, Cork, Kerry and Waterford, without receiving anything for his labours and expenses; and he was so engaged at his own expense for twelve weeks. He seeks adequate reward. The K. has granted him 5m of his gift for the premises. ORDER to pay him.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council sealed with the seal of the Lt.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §74.

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
22
6 Nov. 1384
Kilkenny
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay 100s to John Lumbard and 60s to Robert Sutton because they were appointed as justices to inquire, hear and determine concerning seditions [etc.] in co. Wexford.

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
23
16 Nov. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Richard Walsh, second chamberlain of the Ex. of Ire., has pleaded that, by ordinance of the Lt of Ire., he crossed to Eng. together with the counter-rolls of receipts and issues of the treasury of Ire. for the time that Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory was T. of Ire., to charge that T. on his account at the K.'s Ex. in Eng. He seeks his expenses in crossing, staying there and returning, just as other chamberlains undertaking similar crossings in the past were accustomed to receive. On the advice of deputy and council, the K. has granted him 20m. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §34.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 459.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
21 Nov. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Alexander bishop of Ossory has petitioned the Lt and council that when the Lt was ill [languidus] at le Carryk, he appointed the T. and James Butler to hold a parley with McMurgh, chieftain of his lineage, concerning certain accusations and complaints between the K.'s lieges of Leinster and McMurgh. And although a day of peace or truce was made at that parley to last for 15 days between the K.'s lieges and McMurgh, and the said T. and earl mainprized McMurgh to observe the peace and truce during that time, nevertheless Maurice fitz Eustace kt, Edward Perers, Robert Tame and others of the Lt's retinue made an expedition upon the people of Dunlek on the arrival of the Lt at the town of Kilkenny from the town of Carryk, and they seized and carried off 60 cows and more from the tenants of McMurgh there during the day of peace and truce.

Afterwards McMurgh planned to rise in open war against the K. and his lieges unless restitution was made of the cows. The T., perceiving the malice plotted by McMurgh in this part, took a day to treat with him at Carlow; and the T. and Ralph Cheyne, then C. of Ire., were appointed to hold that meeting, at which it was conceded that the cows of McMurgh were seized during the day of peace or truce; and for the salvation of the K.'s lieges, the T. agreed with McMurgh to pay him £10 because if this were not done McMurgh proposed to wage war on our lieges.

Considering the premises, the T. has pleaded that the said £10 be paid to McMurgh. As the Lt and council are satisfied as to the truth of the premises, the K. has granted £10 to McMurgh from his treasury. ORDER to pay him the said £10, or make assignment in debts.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council sealed with the seal of the Lt.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §56.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 459; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 22.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
25
22 Nov. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

William Langham has pleaded that he was appointed by letters patent as one of the justices to inquire, hear and determine concerning seditions, felonies, trespasses and other matters contained in those letters in Leinster and Munster. And William laboured in that office with all diligence for the K.'s advantage in those parts from the time he assumed office. He seeks reward for his labours and expenses. The K. has granted him 43s 11d of his gift by name of reward. ORDER to pay him.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §51.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
26
25 Jan. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. wished to be informed concerning the arrears owed to the prior and brethren of the order of [Friars] Preachers, Limerick, of those 51m 5s,1 which were ordered to be paid to them in 44 Edw. III [1370–1] by assent of William Windsor, then Lt of Edward III, and others of the K.'s council in Ire, for 1050 ash trees [fraxinis] bought from them in order to repair and rebuild the city of Limerick, for the comfort of our lieges there after that town had been burned by McKilmar,2 chieftain of his lineage, and his accomplices. The K. ordered the T. and chamberlains to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. concerning the premises, returning their findings in chancery. They returned that their arrears amount to £17 11s 8d. ORDER to pay the prior and brethren.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §52.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 460; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 22.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads '15m 5s'.
2 ?Recte 'McKonmar', i.e. McNamara. RCH reads 'McFinar'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
24 Jan. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Shryggeley, one of the barons of the Ex. of Ire., has pleaded that he stayed in Carlow in the K.'s service each term, both in time of peace and also of war, at great expense, without receiving reward from the K. as other barons were accustomed to receive. He seeks recompense for his expenses to maintain his estate and so that he might better serve the K. in the future. The K. has granted him 10m of his gift. ORDER to pay him.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §47.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
28
1 Nov. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

William s. of Simon Lawless clk has pleaded that by order of the Lt and the T., he remained for a long time in the Ex. at Carlow making the account of the T. and doing other business pertaining to that office during Aug. and at other vacations; and he sustained great expense in retaining 6 or 5 defensible men continually in his company for the defence of himself and other lieges and faithful people of the town at his own expense. He seeks adequate reward. The K. has granted him 5 m of his gift. ORDER to pay him.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §64.

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
29
27 Jul. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay 40s to John Giffard1 clk for his costs lately staying continually by order of Edmund Mortimer at [Down] in Ulster, where the chief place of the K. was then sitting, making [writs] and other business for 8 weeks and more, with 1 groom and 2 horses.

27 July [1383] 7 Ric. II.

Attested: 
Roger s. of Edmund Mortimer [Lt]
C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

1 RCH reads 'Giffrad'.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
25 Jan. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

In consideration of the labours and expenses of Edmund Berle, citizen of Dublin, in the K.'s service in his wars of Ire., and wishing that Edmund be rewarded, the K. has granted 5m to him on the advice of the Jcr and council. ORDER to pay him.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §35.

C: 

RCH.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
31
26 Nov. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Patrick de la Freigne has pleaded that lately the K. appointed him by letters patent to proceed with others to Clonmel to treat between the earls of Ormond and Desmond concerning grave discords that have lately arisen between them. Patrick incurred great costs and labours on this meeting in labouring for 15 days from the town of Kilkenny to Clonmel, viz. in going, staying and returning. By God's aid and the mediation of that meeting, the earls are at present reconciled, so that a better peace and tranquillity are to be had between the K.'s lieges in Munster these days. Patrick seeks adequate reward for his expenses and labours. The K. has granted him 100s of his gift. ORDER to pay him.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §33.

C: 

RCH; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 22.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
32
26 Jan. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Dowdall has pleaded that Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt, on his arrival in Ire., received one Coulo fitz Coulo,1 then 1¼ years of age, as a hostage of Nelanus Oneel, chieftain of his lineage, for the observance of the K.'s peace by Oneel and his followers; and he delivered custody of that hostage to John, promising him fit reward. John kept the hostage until All Saints last [1 Nov. 1384] at his own expense, when the K. ordered John to deliver the hostage to Thomas Chaumbre, sheriff of Meath. John seeks adequate reward. The K. has granted £4 of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §31.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 460.

Footnotes: 

1 This is almost certainly Cú Uladh Galldha, son of Cú Uladh Ruadh, son of Niall Mór Ó Néill.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
20 Jan. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Thomas Everdon, chief engrosser of the Ex. of Ire., has pleaded that he was appointed by a commission of the K.'s Ex. to levy and hasten debts, extend the K.'s farms and do other things contained in that commission in cos. Kilkenny and Wexford and also in Munster, and he laboured in those parts for a month and more at his own expense; and that on another occasion he was appointed by a similar commission of the Ex. in 1 Ric. II [1377–8], in the time of James Butler, late earl of Ormond, then Jcr, to do similar things in those parts and laboured for a quarter year and more at his own expense. He levied £111 and more of various debts, accounting fully for this at the Ex., without receiving any fee or reward. He seeks reward in recompense for his expenses and labours, as other clerks were accustomed to receive. The K. has granted him 8 m of his gift. ORDER to pay him.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §30.

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
34
28 Jan. 1385
Carlow
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. wished lately to be informed concerning the arrears of John Cruys of those 50m that Edward III, the late K., grandfather of the present K., granted to him for his damages, losses and expenses sustained in labouring with two hobelars in a certain war of the Otothiles and other Irish enemies; and also in going in the company of the C. to Meath to make peace between the Berminghams of Carbury, enemies the K.'s lieges there, where John was gravely wounded by the Berminghams and lost two horses and armour worth £20. 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 amount to £6 15s. ORDER to pay John that sum.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §42.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 460; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 22.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
35
26 Jan. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

James Butler, e. Ormond, has pleaded that Breen Obreen of Thomond, lately plotting to make war and destroy the K.'s faithful lieges of Munster and Leinster, confederated and allied to himself a great many Irish enemies both of Munster and Leinster and also of Connacht. Wishing to suppress the malice of Obreen, the earl retained to the K. one Tadeus Okerwell, who is very powerful among the Irish of those parts, to resist the said malice; and for his fee and retainer, the earl gave and delivered to him a horse worth 40m. He seeks recompense of those 40m. Considering the premises, K. has granted the earl those 40m by advice of the council. ORDER to pay him that sum.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §40.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 460; BL, Egerton MS 78, p. 22.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
36
20 Feb. 1385
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. wished lately to be informed concerning the arrears of Thomas Bathe of those 6s 8d daily granted to him for his labours and expenses going to Eng. remaining there and returning to Ire. to inform the K. and council concerning the state of Ire., viz. from 14 Feb. [1383] 6 Ric. II, on which day Thomas was at Dublin for his departure to Eng., until 28 Aug. following, when Thomas arrived at Howth, viz. 195 days, counting the first but not the last; and also concerning those 63s 8d which the K. granted him for his shipping and that of his men and horses. 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 amount to £28 3s 8d. Wishing that satisfaction be made to Thomas, ORDER to pay him that sum.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §39.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 460.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
18 Nov. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Robert Preston kt, proctor of Maurice Bermingham clk, prebendary of the prebend of the church of Newcastle Lyons, Dublin, has pleaded by petition displayed before the Lt and council that two thirds of the issues and profits of that prebend were taken into the K.'s hands on account of Maurice's absence from Ire. contrary to the statute concerning the benefices of absentees made by the K. five years ago and more; and 100s of the issues and profits of the said prebend, viz. 20s from each of the five years beyond the value of the issues of the two thirds of the prebend were levied for the K.'s use by the treasurer of barons of the Ex. of Ire., as appears in the records. Robert seeks restoration. And because it has been testified by the T. and barons that the contents of the petition are true, and wishing to do what is just towards Robert and Maurice, ORDER to restore the 100s to Robert or cause due assignment to be made.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §37.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 461.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
24 Oct. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay to James Penkeston, keeper of the writs and rolls, indictments, records, bulls, memoranda and all other pleas before the K.'s Lt, Jcr, keeper of Ire., or their deputies, 100s arrears from 23 Oct. [1383] 7 Ric. II until 23 Oct. [1384] following, viz. one year, in payment of 100s granted to him for maintenance of clerks writing the writs, rolls and others things, and for a horse carrying the writs and rolls wherever the pleas are held, beyond his annual fee of 100s.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §16.

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
8 Oct. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On the advice of the Lt and council, the K. granted 40d a day by letters patent to John Southeron, chief justice of pleas following the Lt, for his wages beyond his annual fee of £40. ORDER to pay John those 40d a day from 5 July [1384] last until 5 Oct. following, viz. a quarter year.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §14.

C: 

RCH; COA, PH 15171, p. 461.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
15 Mar. 1385
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On the advice of the Lt and council, the K. granted 40d a day by letters patent to John Southeron, chief justice of pleas following the Lt or Jcr, for his wages beyond his annual fee of £40. ORDER to pay John £26 13s 4d arrears of the 40d a day from 6 Oct. [1384] last until 13 March [1385] following, viz. 160 days inclusive.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §12.

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
20 Feb. 1385
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay John More, usher of the Ex., £4 18s 1½d for carrying writs and summonses to magnates, sheriffs, mayors [etc.] and for parchment, wax and other minor necessities.

Attested: 
Thomas Bathe, baron of the Ex.
C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

{1} This was an Ex. writ, attested by the baron of the Ex., and would not have been enrolled in the original close roll. It is included here so as not to break the sequence of RCH entries.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
7 Dec. 1384
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Similar ORDER [to pay John More, usher of the Ex., as in §41].

Attested: 
John Shryggeley, baron of the Ex.
C: 

RCH.

Footnotes: 

{1} This was an Ex. writ, attested by the baron of the Ex., and would not have been enrolled in the original close roll. It is included here so as not to break the sequence of RCH entries.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
27 Jun. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. granted by his letters patent to Richard Netterville the custody of his castle of Wicklow and the office of constable of that castle from the Annunciation of the Blessed Mary last [25 March 1384] for ten years, with the fees and profits pertaining to that office, taking annually for that custody and office £20 at the Ex. of Ire., as is contained in those letters. ORDER to pay Richard 100s arrears of said fee from 25 March last until 25 June following, viz. a quarter year, in part-payment of his annual fee.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §50.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
44
3 Jul. 1384
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On the advice of the Lt and council, the K. granted to John Yevell, constable of the castle of Carrickfergus, 10m from 6 Dec. [1383] last until 7 April [1384] following, viz. a quarter year and 31 days, in part-payment of his annual fee of £20. ORDER to pay him those 10m.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §43

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
4 Jul. 1384
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay William Langham, chief justice of common bench, £10 arrears from 2 April [1384] last until 2 July following, viz. a quarter year, in part-payment of his annual fee of £40.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §64.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
4 Jul. 1384
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K.'s clerk, William Bernard, has pleaded that, by order of the Lt, he laboured in Munster at his own expense in K.'s service and remained there […] for a quarter year and more; for which the Lt granted him 2s a day. He seeks payment.The K. has granted William £10 of his gift for the premises. ORDER to pay him.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §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
47
4 Jul. 1384
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John s. of William Prout has pleaded that he was lately outlawed in the bench of Edward III in Ire. at the suit of John Islip and William Luse, chaplains, executors of the will of Henry Islip, and that 1 messuage and 40 acres in Skreen, co. Meath, were seized into the K.'s hands by the sheriff. And although the said John received pardon of that outlawry from the K., the sheriff retains the said messuage [etc.]. ORDER to remove the K.'s hand.

C: 

COA, PH 15171, p. 479.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
5 Jul. 1384
Castledermot
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On the advice of the Lt and council, the K. granted 40d a day by letters patent to John Southeron, chief justice of pleas following the Lt, for his wages beyond his annual fee of £40. ORDER to pay John those 40d a day from 10 Jan. [1384] last until 14 July following inclusive, viz. 173 days.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §25.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
49
14 Jul. 1384
To Thomas Clifford kt, escheator of Ire.

In response to a writ of certiorari as to the reason for taking into the K.'s hand 10 acres of land, 60 acres of wood and 100 acres of moor that belong to Robert [Wikeford], abp Dublin, by John fitz Rery, formerly escheator of Ire., the former escheator returned that Robert Loghteburg, formerly escheator of Ire., took the said land [etc.] into the K.'s hand on Monday before St Margaret 2 Ric. II [20 July 1378], because Joan le Banke, late lady of the manor of the Warde—which she held by knight service of Edward III, and of which the premises are and were a parcel—gave them as parcels of the manor to John s. of Geoffrey Trivers fifty years ago and more, without obtaining royal licence.

Whereupon the archbishop, appearing in chancery at Drogheda by John Gyffard clk, his attorney, alleged in pleading that lately at the suit of the late archbishop John, who sued both for himself and the K.'s grandfather, it was discovered by inquisition held before James Butler, former Jcr of Ire., that John Sandford, former archbishop was seised of the said wood [etc.] on the day he died in demesne as of his right and that of the church of Dublin, as a parcel of the manor of Finglas and the temporalities of the archbishop; and, as parcels of that manor, they were taken into the hand of Edward I on the death of John Sandford; and that one Geoffrey Tryvers senior entered the said lands [etc.] while in the K.'s hand and intruded himself into the issues and profits of the same during all his life; and that Joan, daughter of Raymond de la Banke, late wife of Geoffrey, occupied the same for a time after his death, and Geoffrey Tryvers, cousin and heir of Geoffrey Tryvers senior, occupied them for a time after Joan's death.

It was agreed that the lands should be reseized into the hand of Edward I and restored to Archbishop John as a parcel of the manor of Finglas; and that archbishop and the present archbishop held them until they were taken into the K.'s hand. ORDER to remove the K.'s hand, if there is no other reason.1

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
C: 

Reg. Alen, pp 226–7.

Footnotes: 

1 In Reg. Alen, 227, the record concludes: 'Thomas, escheator of Ire., issued order to the sheriff of Dublin to ascertain by inquisition at Finglas if there were no other cause, and it was so found. Accordingly he put Archbishop Robert in possession by William Myntelynge, sub-escheator, on Tuesday after the Exaltation of Holy Cross 8 Ric. II [20 Sept. 1384].

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
26 Jul. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

It is agreed that John More, clerk of the works within the K.'s castle of Dublin and also in the K.'s castles and fortifications in Leinster, should have £10 for the repair of the said castles and fortifications. ORDER to pay him.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
Authorized: 
By the Lt, on information of the T.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §42.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
27 Jul. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Penkeston clk has pleaded that in the time of Edward III, the late K., grandfather of the present K., he was appointed clerk of the common pleas in the Ex. of Ire. on the advice of the then Jcr, C., T. and others of the K.'s council in Ire., taking 5m p.a. as his fee. And John received nothing from the K. until now during the time he has served in that office, as appears in the estreats of the Ex. For want of that fee, John is greatly impoverished and without the wherewithal to live, nor can he serve the K. well without help from the K. He seeks both his arrears and also payment of his fee in the future. Considering the premises, the K. has granted him 100s as his gift in compensation for his expenses and labours. ORDER to pay John those 100s from the K.'s treasury.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §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
52
28 Jul. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K.'s beloved minister John Shryggeley has pleaded to the K. by his petition displayed before the Lt and council that he remained continually at Carlow, both in time of peace and of war, at great expense without receiving any reward, as others were accustomed to receive before now; and that he lost a horse worth 5m in the K.'s service there. He seeks adequate reward. The K. has granted him 3s 3d of his gift by name of reward. ORDER to pay him.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §33.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
53
28 Jul. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Arthurus McMurgh, chieftain of his lineage, has faithfully maintained the peace towards the K. and his lieges from the Assumption of the Blessed Mary, viz. from 15 Aug. [1383] last until 16 Feb. [1384] following, viz. half a year. Wishing that McMurgh should receive the fee of 80m that he and his ancestors were accustomed to take from the present K. and his predecessors, it is agreed that McMurgh should have the 40m for that half year in part-payment of that fee. ORDER to pay him the said sum.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §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
54
9 Aug. 1385
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On 26 May [1383] 6 Ric. II, the K. granted to Robert Crull, prebendary of Swords, in the cathedral church of Dublin, that he might receive the fruits of that prebend. ORDER to permit him to receive the same, notwithstanding the ordinance [concerning absentees] made at Westminster.

C: 

COA, PH 15171, p. 472.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
55
18 Sep. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Arthurus McMurgh, chieftain of his lineage, has faithfully maintained the peace towards the K. and his lieges from 16 Feb. [1384] last until 13 April following, viz. half of a quarter year. On the advice of the Lt and council, it is agreed that McMurgh should have 10m for that time from the K.'s treasury of the fee of 80m that he and his ancestors were accustomed to take from the present K. and his predecessors. ORDER to pay him those 10m.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
Authorized: 
By letters of the Lt.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §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
6 Oct. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On 2 Oct. [1383] 7 Ric. II, the K. appointed John Southeron by his letters patent as chief justice at pleas following the Lt, taking annually £40 p.a. as his fee at the Ex. ORDER to pay John £40 arrears of that fee from 2 Oct. [1383] until 2 Oct. [1384] following, viz. one year.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §85

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
57
12 Oct. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay William Wellesley, keeper and governor of the K.'s castle, land and lordship of Carbury, and the K.'s land and lordships of Totemoy and Kernegedagh, 200m arrears of his annual fee of 200m from 11 Sept. [1383] until to 11 Sept. [1384] following, viz. one year.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §47.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
23 Oct. 1384
Dublin
To Thomas Clifford kt, escheator of Ire.

It was found by an inquisition taken by the escheator that Thomas, son and heir of Hugh More dcd, who held of the heir of Robert Holywood, who held of the K. in chief, being a minor in the K.'s ward, held at his death in his demesne as of fee a messuage and three carucates of land, with appurtenances, in Rathdrumpnewe of the said Robert as of the barony of Fetherarde, which was held of the K. in chief, by homage and royal service of 14d when scutage runs. William More, son of Thomas son of the said Hugh, was his next heir and of full age.

The K. has taken William's fealty and restored the messuage and land to him. ORDER to cause him to have full seisin, having taken from William sufficient surety for payment at the Ex. of Ire. of his reasonable relief due to the K. for the messuage and land.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

NLI, D 15736.

C: 

Dowdall deeds, §292.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
59
12 Nov. 1384
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

In response to a writ of certiorari as to the taking into the K.'s hand of a messuage that belonged to Thomas Tancard chaplain and Richard Wilkyn in the town of Drogheda by William fitz William, formerly escheator, it was returned that John s. of Matthew Bathe died seised of that messuage in fee, together with the manor of Holywode, which he held of Edward III by knight service. After his death John, his son and heir, intruded, whereupon Thomas and Richard appearing in chancery alleged that before his death the said John s. of Matthew enfeoffed Robert Bathe in said messuage forever, and therefore did not die seised of the same. It has been adjudged after process that K.'s hand should be removed and the said Thomas and Richard restored. ORDER to cause them to be restored.

C: 

COA, PH 15171, pp 508–9.

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
60
12 Nov. 1384
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Richard Hangham has pleaded that the K. granted him the office of chief serjeant in certain parts of Leinster within the county of Dublin, which he performed both by deputy and in person for 25 years past. ORDER to allow 20s p.a. to the prior and brethren of St John of Jerusalem from the manor of Leixlip, which they pay to the said Richard during his life while he holds that office.

C: 

COA, PH 15171, p. 473.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
61
20 Nov. 1384
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Richard Carran, formerly clerk of the hanaper, was ordered to go to Eng. by advice of the K.'s council in Ire., and Thomas Talbot was appointed to said office. ORDER, if Thomas has £10 surplus in his account, to cause that sum to be allowed to him.

C: 

COA, PH 15171, p. 474.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
26 Jan. 1385
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has granted to John Karlell the custody of two thirds of the prebend of Taghmon in the cathedral church of Ferns in the K.'s hands on account of the absence of John Ketyng, prebendary, to hold with the tithes and all other profits, to have for as long as they remain in the K.'s hands, rendering 8m p.a. ORDER not to trouble John.

C: 

COA, PH 15171, p. 474.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
63
4 Feb. 1385
Dublin
To the the K.'s justice in Ire.

The K. has learned by complaint of William s. of Peter Butler that the K.'s justice delayed and still delays in taking an assize of novel disseisin that the said William demanded before him by the K.'s writ against Roger Mortimer, John Lotterell and Thomas Comdyn concerning tenements in Dunboyne, alleged to be in the K.'s hand by reason of the death of Edmund, late earl of March, and the minority of Roger his son and heir. This is to the damage of the said William. ORDER to proceed to that assize, notwithstanding the alleged taking of the tenements into the K.'s hand; provided that judgement is not given without consulting the K.1

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

COD, iii, §342 (at p. 351).

Footnotes: 

1 This writ occurs in the record and process of an assize of novel disseisin. The date of this item given in that record is 4 Feb. [1395] 18 Ric. II, but this seems to be an error for 8 Ric. II.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
4 May. 1385

On 14 March [1382] 5 Ric. II, for the safety and profit of the lordship of Ulster, in the K.'s hands by the death of Edmund Mortimer [earl of March and Ulster] and the minority of Roger, his son and heir, the K. ordered John Rynaux, T. of the liberty of Ulster, to receive money for the rebuilding there from the profits of the said lordship and liberty of the castles of Greencastle and Carrickfergus, and the bridge of Coleraine and the towers at each end, which were destroyed by the Irish when that lordship was in the custody of Edward III by reason of the minority of William, son and heir of John, son and heir of Richard Burgh, late earl of Ulster. ORDER to audit John Rynaux's account and grant him allowance.

C: 

COA, PH 15171, pp 484–5.

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
65
4 May. 1385
Kilkenny

It was agreed by the K. and council in Eng. that the lordship of Ulster and Meath, being in the K.'s hands by the death of Edmund Mortimer [earl of March and Ulster] and the minority of Roger, his son and heir, should be governed as liberties just as in the time of the late earl. On 8 March [1382], the K. appointed [John] Rynaux, as C., T., and chief baron of the Ex. of Ulster, as in the time of the earl, receiving the issues of the g.s. [of that liberty]; and he appointed John Monmouth as 2nd baron of the Ex. of that liberty and controller of the treasury. ORDER to audit their accounts and grant them allowance for payments made to seneschals, constables and other ministers of that liberty.

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

COA, PH 15171, p. 484; RIA, MS 12.D.20, p. 145.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
66
7 May. 1385
Kilkenny
To the the K.'s justice in Ire.

ORDER to proceed in an assize of novel disseisin that William s. of Peter Butler lately sought against Roger Mortimer, John Lotterell and Thomas Comdyn concerning tenements in Dunboyne and Moyemet. At the suggestion of the said William, the K. ordered the justice to proceed to take that assize [§63]; and although by virtue of that writ he should have done so, nevertheless he has delayed and still delays, to William's damage.

C: 

COD, iii, §342 (at p. 353).

Footnotes: 

{1} This writ occurs in the record and process of an assize of novel disseisin. The date of this item given in that record is 4 Feb. [1395] 18 Ric. II, but this seems to be an error for 8 Ric. II.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = 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
9 Jun. 1385
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

The K. has learned by inquisition taken before the escheator that William s. of Philip Semblaund dcd held a carucate of land in Semblaundston, co. Kildare, of the K. in chief in fee on the day he died, worth 13s 4d p.a., by service of 4s when scutage runs; and Margaret Semblaund, aged 60 years and more, is his next heir. The K. has taken Margaret's fealty and on 18 Jan. [1384] 7 Ric. II ordered the escheator to grant her full seisin, having taken surety for her relief. ORDER to supersede all demands against Thomas Broun, formerly the K.'s farmer of that land, to answer for the issues of the same from the said 18 Jan. [1384].

C: 

COA, PH 15171, pp 480–1.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
68
18 Jun. 1385

ORDER to remove the K.'s hand from 30 messuages, 1 water-mill, 2 carucates and 20 acres of land, 12 acres of meadow, 20 acres of pasture, 30 acres of wood and 24 acres of moor in Dervyr in co. Louth, and also the advowson of the church of the manor of Dervyr and restore the same to John Babe, s. of Robert Babe, late burgess of Drogheda.

C: 

COA, PH 15171, p. 509.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

William Nugent, administrator of the goods of and chattels that belong to Henry Lynham dcd, who is said to have died intestate, having humbly pleaded to the K. that Edward III, late K. of Eng., grandfather of the present K., by his letters patent granted to Henry Lynham custody of all the lands and tenements that belonged to John de la Feld dcd, who held of Edward III in chief and which came into the K.'s hand on John's death and by reason of the minority of John, son and heir of John; to have until John s. of John should come of age. Afterwards, by process in the chief place in Ire., Edward III recovered against Margery Gernon one carucate of land in Feldeston as a parcel of the inheritance of John s. of John. And by other letters patent, Edward III granted to the same Henry Lynham the custoyd of that carucate to hold until the heir should come of age. After Henry's death, Edward III by letters patent of Eng. ratified and confirmed, for a certain fine, the estate and possession that William [Nugent] had in the said lands and tenements, as administrator of his goods and chattels, as is more fully contained in those letters. And afterwards John Belynges and Alice his wife, previously wife of John de la Feld, brought a writ of dower before the justices of the common bench of Ire. against the said William as keeper of the lands and tenements, viz. one third of the lands and tenements by name of one third of the manor of Glynsurd, and they recovered that third of those lands as Alice's dower after the death of John de la Feld, for damages 25m. Upon this, the present K. instructed the sheriff of Dublin by writ to deliver seisin to John Belynges and Alice, in the quindene of Martinmas 6 Edw. III. […]1

C: 

BL, Add. MS 43769, ff 32–3.

Footnotes: 

1 Unfinished. The transcript concludes with the following note: 'The lower part of the enrolment has suffered so much damp and rats that no successful attempt can be made to decipher it beyond the date of the seisin given above. The foregoing, which leads up to the defective portion, appears, however, to contain all the essential data.'

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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