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Fine Rolls Edward II
Fine Rolls Edward II. On 07 Feb 1308 King Edward II of England (23) and Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (13) returned from their wedding in Boulogne-sur-Mer to Dover.
07 Feb 1308. Be it remembered that on 07 Feb 1308 after the Purification, King Edward II of England (23), the king, returning from beyond seas, to wit, from Boulogne-sur-Mer, where he took to Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (13), daughter of the Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314 (39), touched at Dover in his barge about the ninth hour , Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester 1261-1326 (46) and the lord of Castellione of Gascony being in his company, and the queen a little afterward touched there with certain ladies accompanying her, and because the great seal which had been taken with him beyond seas then remained in the keeping of the keeper of the wardrobe who could not arrive on that day, no writ was sealed from the hour of the king's coming until 09 Feb 1308 following on which day the John Langton Bishop Chichester -1337, about the ninth hour  delivered to the king in his chamber in Dover Castle the seal used in England during the king's absence, and the king, receiving the same, delivered it to William Melton Archbishop York 1275-1340 (33), controller of the wardrobe, and forthwith delivered with his own hand to the chancellor the great seal under the seal of J. de Benstede, keeper of the wardrobe, and Master John Painter Fraunceis, in the presence of Thomas Plantagenet 2nd Earl Leicester, 2nd Earl Lancaster, 5th Earl Salisbury, 4th Earl Lincoln 1278-1322 (30), Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (24), and Hugh "Elder" Despencer 1st Earl Winchester 1261-1326 (46), William Martyn and William Inge, knights, and Adam de Osgodby, clerk ; and the chancellor on that day after lunch in his room (hospicio) in God's House, Dover, sealed writs with the great seal.