Patent Rolls

1460 January Raid on Sandwich

1477 Execution of Burdett and Stacy

Patent Rolls is in Calendars of Parliamentary Rolls.

Patent Rolls Richard II 1381 1385

Patent Rolls Richard II 1385-1389

Patent Rolls Henry VI 1452-1461

1460 January Raid on Sandwich

Membrane 27d. 30 Oct 1459. Farnham Royal. Commission of array to Richard Wydevyle of Ryvers (54), knight, and the sheriff of Kent in Kent, to resist Richard, duke of York (48), Edward earl of March (17), Richard, earl of Warwick (30), and Richard, earl of Salisbury (59), and their accomplices, leagued in rebellion against the king and crown and allowed by certain persons having the keeping of the town and castle of Calais to enter the same contrary to the king's mandates, and now preparing to arouse congregations and insur rections in the said county; and appointment of the same to arrest all ships and other vessels late of the said earl of Warwick and all the tackling thereof and to keep the same for the king's use. By K.

Membrane 27d. 08 Nov 1459. Commission to John de Clyfford (24) to arrest all lands, possessions and goods of any rebels in Westmoreland, except of those whom the king has taken into his protection. By K.

Membrane 27d. 10 Dec 1459. Coventry. Commission to Richard Wydevyle of Ryvers (54), knight, Thomas Broun, knight, and the mayor of Sandwich to take near Sandwich the muster of the men at arms and archers ordered to go on the safe keeping of the sea in the company of Gervase Clyfton (54), knight, and to certify the king thereof in Chancery. By K.
Commission to Thomas Kyryell (63), knight, John Cheyne, knight, Thomas Broun, knight, John Seyncler, esquire, and Richard Dalafeld, esquire, to take near Sandwich the muster of the men at arms and archers ordered to go on the safe-keeping of the sea in the company of Richard Wydevyle of Ryvers (54), knight, as above. By K.

Membrane 17d. 09 May 1460. Westminster Palace. Commission to John Chafyn of New Saresbury to take stone-masons, masons, plumbers, smiths, plasterers and all other workmen necessary for the building and repairs of the manor of Claryndon and elsewhere, and to purvey stones, timber, iron, lead, glass, tiles, laths, shingles, boards, nails and all other necessaries therefor, and carriage for the same.

1460 January Raid on Sandwich

Membrane 17d. 08 May 1460. Commission to Thomas Kiriell (64), knight, John Cheyne, knight, Thomas Westminster. Broun, knight, John Fogge, Robert Home and William Hexstall, to take near Sandwich the muster of all men at arms and archers ordered to go with Henry, duke of Exeter (29), on the safe-keeping of the sea to resist the king's rebels and enemies, and to certify the king thereof in Chancery.

Membrane 13d. 23 May 1460. Commission to Osbert Mountford and John Baker, esquires, ordered, Coventry, by advice of the council, to bring 200 men at arms and archers to Henry, duke of Somerset (24), for the safe keeping and defence of the castle and town of Guysnes and to resist the king's rebels and enemies, appointing them to arrest ships and vessels necessary herein and masters and mariners therefor.
Commission to Thomas Thorp, Thomas Kiriell (64), knight, John Cheyne, knight, Thomas Broun, knight, Henry Lowes, esquire, John Scot and Robert Home, to take the muster of the said Osbert Mountfort and John Baker and the said men at arms, and to certify the king thereof in Chancery.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 1461

Patent Rolls Edward IV 1462

17 Jan 1462. Release to William Pemberton, the mayor, and the citizens of Lincoln, Westminster, on account of their impoverishment through the payment of 180l. for the fee farm of the city and through the removal of the staple thence to Boston and other losses, of 100l. yearly which Thomas de Roos, knight, and his ancestors received from the said fee farm of the grant of Edward II., in the king's hands by reason of an act in Parliament at Westminster, 4 November; and grant to them of all lands and possessions in Ingham and Cotes by Ingham, co. Lincoln, which Edward Burton, late mayor, and the citizens acquired from John Helwell, late of Gunby, co. Lincoln, esquire, and which William Tallboys (47), late of Kyme, co. Lincoln, esquire, lately entered into and expelled them from, now in the king's hands by the act aforesaid.

08 Feb 1462. Appointment of Laurence, bishop of Durham (42), the king's kinsman John, earl of Worcester (34), Robert Botell, prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, John Wenlok of Wenlok, knight, and Master Robert Stillington (42), doctor of laws, keeper of the privy seal, as ambassadors to treat with the king's kinsman John de He, earl of Rosse and lord of the Isles.

26 Jun 1462. Westminster Palace. Licence for the king's kinsman Richard, earl of Warwick and Salisbury (33), to grant castles, manors, lordships, lands, rents and services, of the yearly value of 1,000/., held in chief, although the reversion of the same may belong to the crown on his death without issue, to George, bishop of Exeter, John, earl of Worcester, John Markham, Robert Dauby, Walter Blounte, James Strangwais, Walter Wrottesley, knights, Thomas Witham (42), Thomas Colte, Henry Sotehill (44) and William Kelsy in fee simple to pay his debts and fulfil his will alter his de»th. By K.

26 Jun 1462. Westminster Palace. Appointment of W. archbishop of York, Richard, earl of Warwick (33), John Neville of Muntague, knight, Robert Danby, knight, Robert Constable, knight, the mayor of York, Thomas Wytham (42), Brian Rouclyff, Henry Sotehill (44), Guy Fairefax, John Grenefeld, Richard Pygote, Henry Thwaites, Nicholas Girlyiigton, John Wencelagh, John Thirske, Nicholas Holgate, John Marton, William Bradford and John Shirwode as justices of the survey and custody of the rivers in the county of York pursuant to the statutes of 24 Edward III., 4o Edward III., and 1 Henry IV., concerning the erection of weirs, mills, stanks, pales and kiddles.

12 Jul 1462. Grant in fee simple to the king's servant John Wenlok (62), knight, lord of Wenlok, of all lordships, manors, lands, rents and services with knight's fees and advowsons late of John Fortescue (68), knight, in the counties of Middlesex and Hertford and elsewhere within the realm and the reversion of the manor of Eburton, co. Gloucester, on the death of Jocosa Grevill alias Beauchampe, widow, belonging to the king by reason of the forfeiture of the said John Fortescue (68). By K.
Vacated by surrender and cancelled, because on 3 February, 8 Edward IV. the king by writ of privy seal ordered Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells (42), chancellor, and Robert Kirkeham, keeper of the rolls of Chancery, to receive the same from the said John, by John Holme.

01 Aug 1462. Westminster Palace. Grant to the king^s uncle William Neville (57), earl of Kent and lord of Fauconberg, and the heirs male of his body of the manors and lordships of Crukerne, Misterton, Glopton, Kyngeston by Yevulchestre, Somerton Erleghy Batheneston and Shekerwike, co. Somerset, Northam, Londay, Slapton, Torrybrian, Clyfton Dertmouth Hardenesse, Norton Daunde by Dertmouth, Aylesbeare and Whympell, co. Devon, and Shevyok, Antony, Portloo, Landulp, Trelowia, Northill, Landrian, Legh Durant, Oldlawitta, Penpol, Elerky and Lanyhorn, co. Cornwall, the boroughs of Crofthull and Portpigham, co. Cornwall, the lordships and manors of Ebryngton, Yeverne Courteney, Maperton, Ramsam, Wroxhale, Childefrome, Tolre Porcorum, Pountknoll, Valet, Clevecombo, Swere, Netherkentcombe and Hasilbeare, co. Dorset, the castle and lordship of Warder, co. Wilts, the lordships and manors of Chellesfelde, Esthall, Faukehnm, Ayssh and Wylmyngtou, co. Kent, and Maunsfelde, Lyndeby and Clypston in Shirwode, co. Nottingham, tho castle and lordships of Horeston and Balsover, co. Derby, the lordships and manor's of Whitle and Warpesden alias Warpelesden, co. Surrey, the manors of Bondeby, co. Lincoln, and Westle, co. Suffolk, all manors, messuages, lands, rents and services late of Antony Nuthill of Holdernesse in the county of York, all burgages, messuages, lands, rents and services late of Thomas Tresham (42), knight, in the town, suburb and fields of Norhampton, the manor of Wavenden, co. Buckingham, and all other lands, rents and services in those places, with all timber and lead, late of the said Thomas Tresham (42) in the town of Norhampton, with advowsons, knights' fees, frandchises, liberties, hundreds, courts leet, views of frank-pledge, fairs, markets, warrens, fisheries, wreck of sea, chattels of felons and fugitives and all other profits, in the king's hands by reason of an act of Parliament at Westminster, 4 November, and all the issues of the same from the first day of the reign. And if he die without male heir of his body the king grants the said lordships and manors of Crukeme, Aylesbcare, Whympell, Torribrian, Ebryngton, Yeverne Courtenay, Shevyok, Antony, Portloo, Landulp, Trelowia, Northll, Landryan, Legh Durant, Oldlawitta, Penpoll, Elerky, Norton, Croftholl, Porpighan and Lavyhome with advowsons and knight's fees to George Neville, bishop of Exeter (30), John Markham, knight, chief Justice of the Bench, Robert Danby, knight, chief justice of the Common Bench, Thomas Witham (42), chancellor of the Exchequer, Thomas Cooke, citizen and alderman of London, Robert Ingleton, John Payntour and Thomas Graveson for twelve years from his death.

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04 Aug 1462. Westminster Palace. Commission to Humphrey Bourghchier of Cromwell, Walter Blount and John Greseley, knights, John Bothe, Nicholas Fitzherbert, Nicholas Stathom, John Tunsted, James Hopwode and the sheriff of Derby to arrest in the counties of Derby, Nottingham or York and imprison Richard Ghiitford of Retford, co. Nottingham, and his abettors, who wander about the county of Derby and stir up the king's subjects to rebellion and have imprisoned certain of the king's officers.
The like to Humphrey Bourghchier of Cromwell, Robert Clyfton and Robert Strclley, knights, John Stanhope, Richard Wilughby, Thomas Nevill of Rolleston, William Merynges, Thomas Nevill of Southleverton and the sheriff of Nottingham.
The like to John Neviie of Mountague, Ralph de Graystok, Thomas Lomley, James Strangweys, Robert Constable, John Conyers, John Melton and John Constable, knights, Thomas Wytham (42), John Hastynges, Brian Roclyff, Henry Sothehill, Edmund Fitzwiliiam, William Burgh, Richard Pygot, Nicholas Girlyngton, Ralph Ayssheton, Robert Nevyle, John Thwaytes, Guy Fairefax, William Scargill, Percival Grisaker, William Eland, John Wenslagh, John Vavasour, John Haitfeld, John Grenefeld and the sheriff of York.

20 Aug 1462. Westminster Palace. Grant for life to Thomas Witham (42), from Michaelmas last, for his good service to the king and his father Richard, late duke of York, of 20l. yearly from the fee farm of the town of Scardeburgh and the manor of Walgrave and from 60 acres of land and the issues of the town.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 1463

13 Mar 1463. Westminster Palace. Commission to James Strangways, knight, Thomas Witham (43), chancellor of the Exchequer, Thomas Mouutford, esquire, John Laton, esquire, and Ralph Assheton, esquire, to enquire by oath of good men of the county of York whether Joan Faucombregge, late countess of Kent (56), is an idiot and incapable of the government of herself and her possessions, whether she has alienated any of her lands, and who is her next heir.

24 May 1463. John Richard alias Richardson late of Bysshepcrophill, co. Nottingham, 'husbondman,' for not appearing before the justices of the Bench to answer Robert Stillyngton (43), clerk, touching a debt of 4 marks.

23 Jun 1463. Inspeximus and confirmation to the mayor, bailiffs and burgesses of Clyfton, Dertmuth and Hardenesse of (1) letters patent dated 14 December, 2 Richard II. inspecting and confirming a charter dated at the Tower of London, 14 April, 15 Edward III. [Charter Roll, 15 Edward III. No. 18,] and (2) a charter dated at Westminster, 5 November, 17 Richard II. [Charter Noll, 15-17 Richard II. No. 10]; and grant that the adjoining township of Southtouudertemouth shall henceforth be annexed to the said borough of Cliftondertemouth Hardenasse, in consideration of the fact that the burgesses keep watches against invaders on the confines of the township and beyond at a place called 'Galions Boure' but the inhabitants of the township contribute nothing because they do not enjoy the liberties of the borough. Th« mayor and bailiffs shall have return of writs and execu- tion thereof within the said township and the liberty of the borough, saving always the right of the lord of the fee of the township, and all pleas real and personal and attachments and fines and amercements, and also view of frauk-pledge and all that peitains to it. And they may acquire, in mortmain, after inquisition, lands, tenements, rents and other possessions, not held in chief, to the value of 201. yearly. Witnesses: Th. archbishop of Canterbury (45), W. archbishop of York (75), G. bishop of Exeter (31), the chancellor, J. bishop of Carlisle, the king's brothers George, duke of Clarence (13), and Richard, duke of Gloucester (10), the king's kinsmen Richard, earl of Warwick (34), and John, earl of Worcester (36), treasurer of England, Robert Styllyngton (43), king's clerk, keeper of the privy seal, and William Hastynges of Hastynges (32), the king's chamberlain, and John Wenlok of Wenlok (63), knights.

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30 Jun 1463. Grant to the king's kinsman John, earl of Worcester (36), and Robert Styllyngton (43), king's clerk, keeper of the privy seal, in repayment of 1938l. 12s. 3d. and 960l. 6s 8d. due to them respectively for certain causes concerning the custody of the sea, of two parts and the third part respectively of all the moneys arising from the subsidies culled 'tonnage' and 'poundage', viz. 3s. from the tun and 12d. from the pound, in the ports of London, Southampton and Sandwich until they be fully satisfied; and grant that during that time they may nominate as often as they please a suitable person to the treasurer of England for appointment as one of the collectors in each of the said ports.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 1464

15 Mar 1464. Grant to John Walbrond, prebendary of Cerdestoke alias Cherdestoke in the cathedral of Salisbury, of a prebend within the free chapel of St. Stephen within the king's palace of Westminster, on an exchange of benefices with Robert Stillyngton (44). By K. Mandate in pursuance to the dean of the said free chapel.

02 Jul 1464. Grant to John Scot (41), knight, controller of the king's household, or his executors after his death of all moneys arising from the subsidy called 'tonnage and poundage,'viz, the 3s. in the tun and the 12d. in the pound, in the port of the city of London at the hands of the collectors immediately after the full repayment of 1938l. 12s. 3d. to the king's kinsman John, earl of Worcester (37), and 960l. 6s. iid. to Robert Styllington (44), king's clerk, keeper of the privy seal, from the said subsidy in the ports of London, Southampton and Sandwich, as granted to them by letters patent dated 30 June, 3 Edward IV., until he shall be fully satisfied of the sum of 256l. 3s. 6d. in which the king is indebted to him for having prepared divers ships in the port of Sandwich at the king's command and taken them to the north with victuals and soldiers on the defence of the realm. And until he be thus fully satisfied he shall ns often as he pleases nominate a suitable person to the treasurer of England to be appointed one of the collectors of the said subsidy. By K.

03 Sep 1664. Penley. Grant to the kiug's servitor Thomas Witham, chancellor of the Exchequer, of tbe custody of the body of Katharine Metcalf, late the wife of Edmund Metcalf, who has been an idiot from her birth, and of all her lands and tenements in the county of York and in Kingeston on Hull, to hold during her idiotcy without rendering anything to the king but finding a competent sustenance for her and supporting all charges. By K.

26 Sep 1664. Reading. Grant to Thomas Metcalf and Miles Metcalf, brothers of Edmund Metcalf, for their good service to the king, the king's father Richard, late duke of York, and the king's uncle Richard, late earl of Salisbury, of the custody of the body of Katharine Metcalf, late the wife of the said Edmund, and of all her lands and tenements in the county of York and in Kingeston on Hull, to hold during her idiotcy without rendering anything to the king, but finding a competent sustenance for her and supporting all charges, in the same manner as the same was granted to Thomas Witham, chancellor of the Exchequer, by letters patent, surrendered.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 1465

20 Jan 1465. Grant to Master Robert Stillyngton (45), king's clerk, keeper of the privy Westminster, seal, by mainprise of John Brewester of London, 'gentilman,' and Thomas Wode of Farnham, co. Essex, 'gentilman,' of the custody of all the temporalities of the bishopric of Bath and Wells, in the king's hands by the death of Thomas, late bishop (75), so long as they remain in the king's hands, rendering as much as may be agreed upon between him and the treasurer before Midsummer and supporting all charges, and also all advowsons belonging to the king by reason of the said temporalities. By K.

17 Mar 1465. Grant to the king's kinsman Ralph, lord of Graystok (51), knight, and the, heirs male of his body of the manors and lordships of Storthwayte, Garton and Melburne, co. York, with their members, worth 60/. yearly, and the advowson or patronage of the priory of Kirkeham, co. York, worth nothings and the manor of Ravensthorp, co. York, worth 35/. yearly, the custody of which was granted by letters patent dated 5 November, 1 Edward IV. to Robert Danby and Thomas Wytham (45), chancellor of the Exchequer, for 20 years from Michaelmas then last past at a rent of 26/. 13s, 4d. yearly, with a toft and a bovate of land in Boltby, co. York, late of John son of William de la Boure, worth 2^. yearly, and the said 26/. 13^. 4d. and all issues and arrears of the above premises from 3 March before the said 5 November, and pardon to the said Ralph, Robert and Thomas of all accounts for the same. By p.s. Vacated by surrender and cancelled because the king granted the above I to him and the heirs male of his body by other letters patent on 30 November, 8 Edward IV.

16 Nov 1465. Westminster Palace. Licence for Thomas Witham (45), esquire, and his executors to found a perpetual chantry of one chaplain to celebrate divine service daily at the altar of Holy Trinity and St. Giles in a church or chapel newly built by him at Corneburgh, co. York, for the good estate of the king and the said Thomas and Agnes his wife and for their souls after death and the souls of the king's father Richard, duke of York, Richard, earl of Salisbury, and Alice his wife and the relatives and benefactors of the said Thomas and Agnes and all for whom the said Thomas is in any way bound to pray, to be called the chantry of Thomas Witham, esquire; and for the alienation in mortmain to the said chaplain by the said Thomas and Agnes and their executors and assigns of lands, rents, services and possessions, not held in chief, to the value of 10 marks yeaiiy.
By E. and for lOOs, paid in the hanaper.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 1466

29 Jan 1466. Mandate to the escheator in the county of Somerset for the restitution of the temporalities of the bishopric of Bath and Wells to Master Robert Styllyngton (46), whom the pope has appointed bishop in the place of Thomas, late bishop (76), deceased, and who has renounced everything prejudicial to the king and his crown. [Foedera.] By p.s. The like to the escheators in the following counties:— Middlesex. Oxford and Berks. Gloucester. Southampton. Writ de intendendo in pursuance to the tenants.

17 Mar 1466. General pardon to Robert Stillyngton (46), bishop of Bath and Wells, dean of Westminster, the king's free chapel of St. Martin le Grand, London, and keeper of the privy seal, of all provisions of apostolic letters or bulls and all other offences committed by him before 13 January. By p.s.

24 Sep 1466. Licence for the king's sister Anne, duchess of Exeter (27), to grant the manors of Rachfonl, Lye, Pakeleshnm and Folncsse, co. Essex, Ardyngton, co. Berks, Barford St. Martin, co. Wilts, and Thorpwatcrvyle, Aldwynkle, Achirch, Chelveston and Cnldeote, co. Northampton, with all other lands, rents, reversions and services of her tenants iu the towns and manors aforesaid, held in chief, to the king's kinsman Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury (48), Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells (46), John, duke of Norfolk (41), John, duke of Suffolk (23), William, earl of Arundel (48), Henry, earl of Essex (62), Richard, earl Ryvers (61), Antony Widevill, lord of Scales and Newselles (26), John Say, knight, Thomas Colt, Thomas Decoue and Robert Isham, esquires, and their heirs and assigns. By K.
Grant to the said archbishop and others and their heirs and assigns of all the king's-estate and title in the manors of Wodham Ferreres and other lands in the same town, co. Essex, and the manors of Newebotell and Brynton and the advowson of the church there and other lands in the same town, co. Northampton, which the king holds in the title and possession of his consort Elizabeth, queen of England, with advowsons, knights' fees, rents and services. By K.

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Patent Rolls Edward IV 1476

04 Dec 1476. Protection for William Shore, citizen and mercer of London, and his servants with all his lands, goods and possessions in England and elsewhere. By p.s.

Around Dec 1476 King Edward IV (34) began an affair with Elizabeth "Jane Shore" Lambert 1445-1527 (31). See Patent Rolls Edward IV 1476.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 1477

18 Apr 1477. Grant to Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells (57), John, bishop of Rochester, Westminster, and Thomas Vaghan, knight, chamberlain of the king's firstborn son Edward, prince of Wales, and their assigns, of the disposition of the deanery of the king's free chapel of St. Stephen within the palace of Westminster at its next voidance.

13 Jun 1477. Commission to John Grevyle, knight, Simon Mountford, knight, Thomas Kokesey, esquire, William Lucy, esquire, Henry Boteler and John Beaufitz to enquire what lands Thomas Burdet (52), esquire, attainted of high treason, held on 20 April, 14 Edward IV, in the counties of Warwick and Worcester and what they are worth and to take them into the king's hands. The like to John Grevyle, knight, William Notyngham, Thomas Kokesey, esquire, Thomas Norton, esquire, Thomas Lymberyk and Thomas Whetyngton in the county of Gloucester.

Execution of Burdett and Stacy

13 Jun 1477. Grant to Mary late the wife of John Stacy late of Oxford, alias John Westminster. Stace late of London, "gentilman," alias Marion Stacy of London, widow, of all the goods and debts late of the said John, lately attainted of high treason and hung. By p.s.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 1478

Patent Rolls Edward IV 07 Feb 1478

07 Feb 1478. Appointment of the king's kinsman Henry, duke of Buckingham (23), to the Parliament office of steward of England for the execution of the judgment on George, duke of Clarence (28), attainted of high treason by authority of Parliament. By K.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 14 Feb 1478

14 Feb 1478. Appointment of Thomas Vaughan, knight, treasurer of the king's Westminster, chamber and chamberlain of the king's son the prince, John Say, knight, under treasurer of England, John Elryngton, knight, treasurer of the household, Robert Wyngfeld, Wyngfeld, knight, controller of the household, and Henry Boteler, recorder of Coventry, to examine the accounts of John Hewyke, one of the auditors of a parcel of the lands of George, late duke of Clarence (28), and Peter Beaupe, one of the clerks of the green cloth, to whom the king ordered the said John to deliver the books and accounts, and of other auditors, receivers or bailiffs concerning the lands and possessions of the said duke and to certify thereon to the king.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 15 Feb 1478

15 Feb 1478. Charter to the king's nephew Edward Plantagenet (4), first-born son of the said duke (25), creating him earl of Salisbury, with remainder to the heirs of his body, and granting to him and his said heirs 20l. yearly from the issues of the county of Wilts. Witnesses:—Th. cardinal archbishop of Canterbury (60), L. archbishop of York (58), Th. bishop of Lincoln (54), the chancellor, J. bishop of Rochester, keeper of the privy seal, Richard, duke of Gloucester (25), Henry, duke of Buckingham (23), Henry, earl of Essex (74), treasurer of England, Anthony earl of Ryvers (38), chief butler of England, and Thomas Stanley of Stanley (43), steward of the household, and William Hastynges of Hastynges (47), chamberlain of the household, knights. By p.s.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 17 Feb 1478

17 Feb 1478. Grant for life to Richard Ferrers of the off of steward of lordship Westminster, of Fawnhope, co. Hereford, in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Edward (2) son of George, late duke of Clarence (28), with the accustomed fees. By p.s.
Note. The date here somewhat confusing since George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (28) wasn't executed until a day later on 18 Feb 1478.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 21 Feb 1478

21 Feb 1478. Grant for life to Robert Pemberton (34), one of the ushers of the king's Westminster chamber, of the office of steward of the lordship of Neuport Paynell, in the king's hands by the forfeiture of George, late duke of Clarence (28), receiving the accustomed fees from the issues of the lordship, with all other profits. By K.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 02 Mar 1478

02 Mar 1478. Grant for life to the king's counsellor John Audeley, lord Audeley (52), of the office of steward of all lordships, manors and lands in the county of Dorset late of George, late duke of Clarence (28), and in the king's hands by his forfeiture, with 20 marks yearly from the issues of the lordship of Halisbere, co. Dorset; grant to him, during minority, of the office of steward of all lordships, manors and lands in the said county in the king's hands by reason of the minority of Edward (3), son of the said George (28), with 10 marks yearly from the issues of the premises; and grant to him for life of the office of constable and the custody of the castle of Warden and the office of constable and the custody of the castle of Corffe, with the accustomed fees from the issues of the king's lordships there and all other profits. By p.s.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 03 Mar 1478

03 Mar 1478. Grant to the king's servant Thomas Patyngeham, one of the yeomen of the king's chamber, of the offices of bailiff of the king's lordships of Walsale, Perybarre and Patyngeham and the custody of the park of Walsale in the counties of Stafford and Warwick during the minority of Edward (3), son and heir of George, late duke of Clarence (28), with the accustomed fees from the issues of the lordships and all other profits. By p.s.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 17 Jun 1478

Execution of Burdett and Stacy

17 Jun 1478. Grant to Simon Mountfort, knight, of the custody of all lordships, manors, lands, rents, services and other posessions, with knights' fees and advowsons late of Thomas Burdet (53), esquire, tenant in chief, during the minority of Nicholas his son and heir, and the custody and marriage of the latter without disparagement. By p.s.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 20 Feb 1478

20 Jun 1478. Declaration that Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells (58), has been faithful to Westminster, the king and done nothing contrary to his oath of fealty, as he has shown before the king and certain lords; and general pardon to him.

Patent Rolls Edward IV 1481

15 Feb 1481. Whereas Thomas, abbot of the monastery of St. Mary by the walls Westminster. of the city of York, lately held of Thomas, cardinal archbishop of Canterbury, Richard, bishop of Salisbury, Robert, bishop of Bath and Wells (61), Thomas, bishop of Lincoln, William Dudley, bishop of Durham, late dean of the king's chapel, John Russell, bishop of Rochester, keeper of the privy seal, Henry, earl of Essex, Anthony, earl Ryvers, William Hastynges, lord of Hastynges, John, lord Dynham, Thomas Burghe, knight, William Parre, knight, Thomas Mongomery, knight, Master John Gun- thorpe, clerk, and William Huse at fee farm the manor of Whitgift and certain other lands in Rednesse, Huke and Swynflete, certain acres of moor in Inglesmore in Mersshelond and 20 of marsh land in Ayrmyn, co. York, at a rent of 200 marks yearly, which rent was parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, they being seised of the premises among other things to the king's use by virtue of an estate made to them and William, late bishop of Ely, and Richard Fowler, deceased, in Parliament at Westminster and by an act in that Parliament on 23 February, 14 Edward IV, and the abbot and convent granted to the king and his heirs the advowson of the parish church of Boston, co. Lincoln, and at the king's instance granted to the prior of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England an annuity of 361. during the life of Roger Chesshire, now rector of the said church, and bound themselves to the said prior in 2101. that within a quarter of a year of the death of the said rector they would release to the prior and brethren of the said Hospital a yearly pension of 81. which they have from the said church and grant to them all lands which they have in the town of Boston, with the exception of the hospital of St. John and all lands parcel of it, and the said archbishop and others at the king's request by a writing here recited dated 21 January, 18 Edward IV, sealed with their own seal and the seal of the duchy, have in recompence released to them 80 marks yearly out of the said fee farm of 200 marks and confirmed their estate in the said manor and other premises, the king confirms the same. By p.s.

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Patent Rolls Richard III 1483

23 Oct 1483. Leicester. Precept to the sheriff of Devon to issue a proclamation (English) denouncing Thomas Dorset, late marquess of Dorset (28), who holds the unshameful and mischievous woman called Shore's wife (38) in adultery, Sir William Noreys, Sir William Knevet, Sir Thomas Bourghchier of Barnes, Sir George Broun, knights, John Cheyne, John Noreis, Walter Hungerford, John Russh and John Harecourt of Staunton, who have assembled the people by the comfort of the great rebel the late duke of Bukyngham (29) and bishops of Ely and Salisbury, and offering rewards for their capture and pardon for all who withdraw from them. Foedera. By K.
The like to the sheriffs, mayors and bailiffs in the following counties, cities and towns:- Cornwall. Surrey and Sussex. Coventry. Salop. Kent. Bath. Wilts. Middlesex. Winchester. Somerset and Dorset. Hereford. Southampton. Stafford. Gloucester. Town of Devizes. Southampton. London. New Sarum. Oxford and Berks. Bristol. Bridgewater. The like to the king's kinsman William, earl of Arundel, constable of Dover castle and warden of the Cinque Ports. Commission to John Scrope of Bolton, knight, Edward Redmayn, Halnath Malyverer and Peter Saynabon to arrest and imprison all rebels in the counties of Devon and Cornwall, to take their castles, lordships, manors, lands, chattels and possessions into the king's hands and to enquire into the value and receive the issues of the same, and to certify thereon to the king and council.
The like to the following:- John Zouche of Zouche, knight, Richard Potyer, Richard Tyllys and John Cutte, in the counties of Somerset and Dorset. John Rogger, Richard Danby and Robert Kerre, in the counties of Southampton and Wilts. Francis, viscount Lovell, Richard Harcourt, knight, William Catesby, esquire of the body, and Edward Fraunk, in the counties of Oxford and Berks.

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