close Roll 7 Richard II

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24 Jul. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Walter Eure, constable of Carlow castle £2 5s arrears of his annual fee of £20 from 20 April [1382] 5 Ric. II until 20 July [1387], viz. 1¼ years.

Attested: 
Roger, son and heir of Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/2, §143.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

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
25 Jul. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

William Wellesley has pleaded that, at the request of the Lt and council of Ire., on 10 March [1382] 5 Ric. II he undertook the governance of the castle and lordship of Carbury taking 200m p.a. when others used to take 400m p.a., for which governance he sustained many damages expenses and losses. Because this remuneration is insufficient, he seeks remedy. On the advice of the Lt and council, the K. has granted him £20 of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Roger, son and heir of Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/3, §126

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
26 Jul. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K.'s clerk Robert Sutton has pleaded that on 1 June [1380] 3 Ric. II by letters patent the K. appointed him clerk of the hanaper of the chancery of Ire. receiving all money owing and to be paid to the said hanaper, so that he should answer at the Ex. for the said money, as is contained in the letters. Robert held the said office from the said 1 June to 18 Feb. [1381] 4 Ric. II accounted for money levied and received in the hanaper at the Ex. and rendered his account as in the details of the account rendered at the Ex. Robert seeks remedy for his labours in that office. Having consideration for his plea, the K. granted him 8m of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Roger, son and heir of Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/3, §116.

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
26 Jul. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Maurice fitz Thomas, e. Kildare, pleads that for one year now past and more he has incurred great expenses and labours in resisting the malice of the Oconghars Offaly, Oconghers de Fith, the Odymsies and other Irish in Leinster, Munster and Meath, who make war with their adherents against the earl of Kildare, without receiving reward. He seeks remedy. The K. has granted the earl £40 of his gift in recompense for his expenses and labours. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Roger, son and heir of Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/3, §110.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
7
26 Jul. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. has considered the costs and labours of brother William Tany, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire., C., in various marches of Ire. with a large number of defensible men in his company on various parleys with the K.'s Irish enemies and rebels in those parts for the K.'s peace and the tranquillity of our lieges, so that he was continually occupied on these matters and others touching the K. and his subjects. And he obtained nothing from the K. beyond his fee as C., although other chancellors used to maintain a number of men-at-arms and archers in their company at the K.'s wages. Wishing that the C. should be compensated for his expenses and labours, the K. has granted him £20 of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Roger, son and heir of Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/3, §132

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
26 Jul. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Walter Euere has pleaded that he laboured in cos. Meath, Dublin and Louth upon the levying of the K.'s money for the maintenance of the household of Roger Mortimer, earl of March and Ulster, Lt, suffering various expenses and labours. He seeks sufficient reward. The K. has granted him 40s of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Roger, son and heir of Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/3, §112.

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
26 Jul. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Considering the great labours of the K.'s clerk, Walter Brugge, when the K.'s beloved cousin Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, was Lt in going to various parliaments, treatings and councils in various parts of Ire. on frequent occasions, and for various horses worth £20 lost in that way; and for the great indignation of certain people there by reason of which he has suffered their malevolence for the K.'s advantage […] the K. granted him 10m of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Roger, son and heir of Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §38.

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
26 Jul. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

Alexander [Balscot], bp Ossory, has shown by petition displayed before Lt and council that on 10 Feb. [1383] last by letters patent the K. appointed the bishop as deputy of the Lt because of the Lt's age, and also as chief justice of pleas following the Lt, to do all that pertains to that office taking 13s 4d a day for his wages while he held the office. The bishop laboured in Munster and Leinster and elsewhere in Ire. on account of these offices in the K.'s wars and in making of peace between his English lieges and Irish enemies and English rebels from 10 Feb. onwards, on account of which a better tranquillity at present pertains in those parts thanks to his mediation. The bishop sustained many expenses beyond his wages and also lost of horses to the sum of 40m and more in labouring in these offices. He seeks remedy. Having consideration for the above, the K. granted him 40m of our gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Roger, son and heir of Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/3, §114.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
10
27 Jul. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Giffard has pleaded that he remained by order of Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt, at Down in Ulster, where the chief pleas were being held, for the security of the writs and other business for eight weeks and more with one groom and two horses at his own expenses without receiving anything from the K. or Lt. He seeks recompense. The K. granted him 40s of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Roger, son and heir of Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §57.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
9
27 Jul. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Shryggeley, one of the barons of the Ex., has pleaded that he laboured at great expense and labour at all parliaments and councils in various parts of Ire., in the election of sheriffs of various counties, in collecting various debts of the K., and in extending various lands and tenements in Ire. which came into the K.'s hands, by order of the Lt, without receiving anything beyond his fee for that office. Wishing to recompense him for his costs and labour, the K. has granted him 100s of his gift. ORDER to pay him that sum.

Attested: 
Roger, son and heir of Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster, Lt
Authorized: 
By petition of council.
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/3, §108.

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
18 Aug. 1383
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay brother William Tany prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire., C., £10 arrears of his annual fee of £40 from 15 May [1383] last until 15 Aug. following, viz. a quarter year.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/2, §95.

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
10 Sep. 1383
Kilkenny
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay brother William Tany, prior of the hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Ire., C., 59s ¾d arrears of his annual fee of £40 from 15 Aug. [1383] last until 10 Sept. following, viz. 27 days inclusive.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/2, §96.

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
12 Sep. 1383
Kilkenny
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On 11 March [1383] , the K. appointed William Wellesley as keeper and governor of the castle, land and lordship of Carbury, and the land and lordship of Totemoy and Kervegodagh, with appurtenances, to have and keep from the said 11 March until the end of the half year following, taking 100m for the said custody for that half year, as is contained more fully in the K.'s letters. ORDER to pay him the said 100m, his arrears from the said 11 March until 11 Sept. last, viz. half a year.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/2, §135.

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
27 Sep. 1383
Kilkenny
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. ordered his cousin Philip Courtenay, Lt of Ire., to rule and govern the said land for ten years […]. The K. granted the Lt that for the governance of the land [he might receive] all profits levied for the K.'s use in that land during those years [… and all] tallages and subsidies granted by the clergy and commons of the land; and all profits and receipts [received] by the Ex. […] beyond the customary fees and wages of officials and ministers of the K. there; taking by his hand from time to time until […] between the Lt […] as in the indentures [made] between the K. and the Lt […] that said Lt […] both of the tallages and subsidies thus granted […] of officials and ministers of the K. from time to time [faded] last, on which day the Lt […] Waterford until the end of the said ten years […].1

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §70.

Footnotes: 

1 This writ is badly faded.

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
3 Oct. 1383
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

ORDER to send to the Ex. at Westminster the counter-rolls to charge the T. of Ire.

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
17
23 Oct. 1383
Kilkenny
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Robert Sutton, keeper of rolls of the Irish chancery, £15 arrears of his annual fee of £20 from 21 Jan. [1383] to 21 Oct. following, viz. three quarters of a year.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §72.

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
23 Oct. 1383
Kilkenny
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Walter Coterell, K.'s pleader in Munster and cos. Kilkenny and Wexford, 75s arrears of his annual fee of 100s from 21 Jan. [1383] last until 21 Oct. following, viz. three quarters of a year.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §56.

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
6 Nov. 1383
Kilkenny
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Lumbard and Robert Sutton have pleaded that they were appointed as justices to hear and determine certain seditions, felonies, trespasses and other matters in co. Wexford, as is more fully contained in the K.'s letters patent, and that they held a session at Taghmon in the marches of that county for five whole weeks at their own expense with 16 men and horse in their company to resist the Irish there. And for the K.'s advantage they collected 40m and more in that session, as appears in the estreats in the Irish Ex. They seek reward. Considering the premises, the K. has granted 100s to John and 60s to Robert of his gift by name of reward. ORDER to pay them.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §46.

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
18 Nov. 1383
Kilkenny
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

In recompense for the great expenses and labours of Richard Plunket in the K.'s service for five years and more in coming by his order to parliaments, councils and other meetings in various parts of Ire., the K. has granted him 100s. ORDER to pay him.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §65.

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
28 Nov. 1383
Kilkenny
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Hugh Possewyk, keeper of the writs and rolls in common bench and chirographer in that bench, 100s arrears from 26 Nov. [1382] 6 Ric. II until to 26 Nov. [1383] following, viz. one year, in payment of his annual fee of 100s.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §61.

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
4 Dec. 1383
Kilkenny
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

The K. lately wished to be informed as to how much was answered for at the Ex. of two thirds of £20 of rent in the town of Drogheda and two thirds of £46 13s 4d p.a. of the farm of that town from the issues of two thirds of certain lands, with appurtenances, in co. Dublin that belonged to John Coterell kt, which were held by Nicholas Gernoun for life as in the K.'s letters patent granting them to him, viz. from Michaelmas [1383] last, which were all seized in the K.'s hands by reason of the absence of Nicholas from Ire. against the ordinance promulgated in parliament at Westminster against possessors of lands in Ire. not staying in that land for the defence of same. The K. ordered the T. and barons of the Ex. to search the rolls and memoranda of the Ex. concerning the sum paid to the K., and to return their findings to the K. in the chancery of Ire. They returned that it is agreed that £22 4s 5d were answered for in the Ex. And it is agreed by inspection of the rolls of the Irish chancery that on 15 April [1383] last, the K.'s hand was removed from the said two thirds of the rent, the £46 13s 4d, and the said lands by virtue of a writ of Eng. dated 9 Aug. [1383] 7 Ric. II to the then Jcr, C., T., barons of the Ex. and chamberlains. Wishing that justice be done to Nicholas, ORDER to pay him, his attorney or his deputy the said £22 4s 5d.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §28.

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
17 Dec. 1383
Trim
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay William fitz William, constable of Wicklow castle, £10 arrears of his annual fee of £10 from 16 June [1383] last until 16 Dec. following, viz. half a year.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §51.

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
4 Jan. 1384
Trim
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On 2 Oct. [1383] last by letters patent the K. appointed William Langham chief justice of common bench holding pleas there with others during pleasure, taking the customary fee, just as is contained in letters patent. ORDER to pay him £10 arrears of his annual fee of £40 from that date until 2 Jan. [1384] following, viz. a quarter year.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §66.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

ORDER to pay James Penkeston, keeper of writs, rolls, indictments, records, bulls, memoranda and all other pleas before lieutenants, justiciars, keepers or their deputies, 100s arrears from 23 Oct. [1382] 6 Ric. II until 23 Oct. [1383] following, viz. for one year, in payment of 100s that he had to spend on the sustenance of his clerks in the K.'s service for the writing of the writs, rolls [etc.] and for a horse carrying the writs and rolls [etc.] wherever in the country the chief pleas might be held, beyond his annual fee of 100s.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

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

ORDER to pay James Penkeston, keeper of writs, rolls, indictments, records, bulls, memoranda and all other pleas before lieutenants, justiciars, keepers or their deputies, 100s arrears of his annual fee of 100s from 23 Oct. [1383] 7 Ric. II until 23 Oct. [1384] following, viz. one year.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §67.

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
16 Jan. 1384
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John [Aubrey], bp Ardagh, has shown by petition to the Lt and council that Elias Coterell clk was prosecuted by the K.'s writ and amerced in 100s in the common bench and he seeks exoneration on account of his poverty. ORDER to exonerate him from payment of £4 of that amercement.

C: 

COA, PH 15171, pp 390–1.

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
27
23 Jan. 1384
[…]
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Walter Coterell, K.'s pleader in Munster and cos. Kilkenny and Wexford, on advice of Lt and council 25s arrears of his annual fee of 100s from 21 Oct. [1383] last until 21 Jan. [1384] following, viz. a quarter year.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §57.

Footnotes: 

{1} The date is faded but visible using an ultra-violet lamp.

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
24 Jan. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

John Symcok, formerly mayor of the city of Waterford, has shown that John and Donatus, sons of William Odwyr, and Molaghlyn s. of Mkraigh Omolryan, formerly hostages for the K.'s peace were delivered to Edmund Mortimer, late earl of March and Ulster Lt; and the Lt sent the hostages to John, then mayor of the K.'s city, for safe keeping at the K.'s expense. John received them by letters of the Lt under his p.s. asking that he might keep the hostages at reasonable expenses of the K.; and John kept the hostages for 36 weeks at his own expense by virtue of the said letters. He seeks his expenses in sustaining the said hostages. Wishing to do what is just towards John, we grant John Symcok 10m of our gift for the above reasons. ORDER to pay him the said 10m.

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

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §35.

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
26 Jan. 1384
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

Walter s. of Hugh Golding has petitioned that his father, Hugh, whose heir he is, was lately seised in fee of 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Chicheton near Rathlagh, held of Roger [Mortimer], late earl of March, dcd, by knight service, as of his manor of Trim, held of Edward III in chief by knight service. Hugh died leaving Walter as a minor, and after his death the said messuage and land were seized into the K.'s hand because of the minority of Edmund [Mortimer], son of the said earl, and remained in the K.'s hand until the K. ordered by writ that the same should be delivered to Walter after proof of his age. And because the said Walter married without licence while under age and in the present K.'s custody, the said messuage and lands were seized again and are now in the K.'s hands. The K. has granted a pardon, for a fine, to Walter for that marriage. ORDER not to trouble him.

C: 

COA, PH 15171, pp 475–6.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

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

Obreen Shamagh, the K.'s Irish enemy, and other enemies and rebels of the K. in Munster have now lately arisen to war against the faithful lieges of those parts, daily perpetrating homicides, depredations and burnings in those parts and proposing to make a general conquest of the said parts (which God forbid!) unless they are speedily restrained from their malice with God's aid and a strong hand. ORDER to cause it to be proclaimed that all and singular tenants of the K. by royal service when scutage runs royal service within co. Limerick should be at Kilmallock on St David the Bishop [1 March 1384] before the K.'s beloved and faithful Philip Courtenay, Lt of Ire., suitably and sufficiently armed and arrayed to proceed in the Lt's company as ordered by the Lt. And the sheriff is to have there the names of those tenants and this writ.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
T: 

Gerrard, 'Notes', pp 289–90 (=Bodl. Rawl. MS D. 657, f. 159v).

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
27 Jan. 1384
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

For [a fine of] £106 13s 4d paid by Walter Reynolds, the K. granted Walter custody of two thirds of all lands and tenements that belonged to Walter Lenfaunt who held in chief in Ardee and elsewhere in cos. Louth and Kildare, with knights' fees, advowsons [etc.], and custody of the reversion of one third of the said lands that Elena, widow of Walter, holds in dower with knights' fees [etc.]. Those two thirds were in the K.'s hand by reason of the death of Walter and the minority of Thomas, his son and heir. The K. also granted custody of all lands and tenements of John Haddesore dcd in Keppok, co. Louth, held of Walter in chief, in the K.'s hand by reason of John's death and the minority of James his heir, together with the reversion of one third of the same, to have until the respective heirs come of age, together with their marriages without disparagement. ORDER to exonerate him of that sum, which has been received.

C: 

COA, PH 15171, p. 396.

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

On 28 July [1383], by letters patent, the K. appointed his beloved and faithful cousin, James Butler, e. Ormond, to the office of Jcr during pleasure, receiving £500 p.a. at the Ex. while he remains in that office, as is contained in those letters. And now the earl pleads that he was in that office from 20 Aug. last to 10 Sept. following, viz. 22 days, counting the first and the last. He seeks satisfaction of the arrears of his fee for those days. It is agreed that he was in that office for that time. Wishing that justice be done to the earl. ORDER to pay him the arrears of said fee.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §76.

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
13 Feb. 1384
Dublin
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

On 2 Oct. [1383] last, the K. appointed John Lumbard by letters patent as second justice of pleas following the Lt taking 40m p.a. as his fee at the Ex. ORDER to pay John 14m and 7s arrears of that fee from the said 2 Oct. to 12 Feb. following inclusive, viz. a quarter year year and 41 days.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/6, §94.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
34
16 Feb. 1384
Carlow
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Walter Euere, constable of Carlow castle, £10 arrears of his annual fee of £20 from 20 July [1383] 7 Ric. II until 20 Jan. [1384] following, viz. half a year.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §54.

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
[...] Mar. 1384
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay William fitz William constable of Wicklow castle 108s 8d arrears of his annual fee of £20 from 16 Dec. [1383] last to [24] March following, viz. a quarter year and 8 days.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §53.

The following abbreviations are used within in the text of CIRCLE

  • abp = archbishop [of]
  • BMV = beate Marie Virginis [of the Blessed Virgin Mary]
  • C. = chancellor [plural: chancellors]
  • co. = county (i.e. medieval shire: lower case ‘c’) [plural. cos.]
  • dcd = deceased
  • e. = earl of
  • Edw. = Edward (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • Eng. = England
  • esq. = esquire [plural: esquires]
  • Ex. = exchequer
  • g.s. = great seal
  • Hen. = Henry
  • Ire. = Ireland
  • Jcr = justiciar [plural: justiciars]
  • JP = justice of the peace
  • K. = king
  • kt = knight
  • Lt = lieutenant
  • O.Carm. = Order of Carmelites
  • O.F.M. =  Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans)
  • O.P. = Order of Preachers (Dominicans)
  • Ric. = Richard (used when giving dates by regnal year)
  • s. = son
  • sen. = seneschal of
  • T. = treasurer [plural: treasurers]
  • w. = wife
35
11 Mar. 1384
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

ORDER to admit Thomas Bathe clk, chief baron of the Ex., to hold that office during pleasure.

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
37
3 Apr. 1384
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay William Langham, chief justice of the common bench, £10 arrears from 2 Jan. [1384] last until 2 April 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, §65.

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 Apr. 1384
Cork
To the T. and chamberlains of the Ex.

ORDER to pay Robert Sutton, keeper of the rolls of the chancery of Ire., £10 arrears of his annual fee of £20 from 21 Oct. [1383] last until 21 April [1384] following, viz. half a year.

Attested: 
Philip Courtenay, Lt
O: 

TNA (PRO), E 101/246/7, §71.

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
[No date.]
To the T. and barons of the Ex.

ORDER not to trouble Thomas Bathe who has been granted a licence to dispose of the fruits of all his benefices during his absence from Ire.

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