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153. p. 74. To a prelate sent from the pope to treat of peace, giving him leave to come to London.

154. To John de Burle captain of Calais, directing him honorably to receive and expedite in his voyage to England the archbishop of Ravenna, the pope's nuntio.

155. Grant of the Custody of the alien priory of Tetteleye in Wales to William Jones, Steward of Broghenoc.

156. p. 75. Letter to . . . . for his good conduct in the wars of Aquitaine.

157. To the Officer commissioned to muster the Troops which were to serve beyond sea under the earl of Cambridge and the Duke of Britanny expressing the Royal displeasure at delay, &c.

158. p. 76. For the protection of the prior and convent of St Bartholomew in Smithfield, impropriators of the church of St Sepulchre without Newgate, against whom, on refusing to give up to the parish a vestment-room called the Cruddes within the Church, the parishioners had conspired to forbid any greater offering to be made at any burial, anniversary, churching or wedding than one penny, and had by threats and force of arms hindered the said prior and convent from prosecuting their rights by due course of law.

159. p. 77. Of like tenor to the parishioners of St Sepulchre.

160. Against the transportation of money out of the kingdom, under pretence of responsion, pension, rent, tallage, or visitation.

161. To the king's Son, concerning a Truce for three years with France.

162. p. 78. To the keeper of the temporalities of the see of Worcester, to pay to the Bishop all profits of the bishoprick due at Michaelmass then last past, and since to the day that the temporalities were restored to the bishop

163. To the Treasurer and Barons of the Exchequer for allowance of such payment.

164. To John de Bemes, mayor, and John Wroth, John Pyel, and John Pecchee, aldermen of London, reprimanding them for not duly attending the hustings.

165. p. 79. To a Bishop, to negociate for the good of the realm and for the security of Calais and its marches, an alliance with the Earl of Flanders and his three good cities of Gande, Bruges, and Ypres.

See Rymer, Fædera, An. 6 Ric. II.

166. To the Bp of Lincoln, to visit the Abbey of Missenden, the Abbat whereof was charged with having dilapidated the lands, &c., and alienated the books, &c. of the house.

167. To the Chancellor and Masters regent and non regent of the University of Oxford for the repression of all disturbances and riots in the election of proctors.

168. p. 80. To the Earl of Buckingham, constable of England, the Duke of Britany, John Darrundell, Marshall of England, and the admirals and Lords serving beyond sea, to give credence to John Clerc the king's messenger enforined of his Will.

169. To the Mayor and bailiffs of Dover, commanding them to arrest certain ships laden with the goods of the enemy brought

into that port.

170. p. 81. About the fortification of the City of Bayonne.

171. Appointment of Proctors on the part of the crown for recovery

of the ransom of the count of Deve taken at the battle of Nazarre in Castile. 172.


82 To the Governor of Bordeaux, thanking him for his good services.

173. p. 83. To the Commissioners for treating of peace with France.

174. p. 84. To the Abbat of Angers, that whereas the king had kept in his hands during the war with France the pension of £40 issuing out of the priory of Spalding, and the Abbat had notwithstanding endeavoured to recover the same by Ecclesiastical censures, he desist on pain of forfeiture of all that he held in England.

175. To the proctor of the Abbat on the same subject.

176. To the Bp of Chichester, in favour of William de Wymundham the king's physician, preferred by the pope to the prebend of Norwell in the church of Chichester.

177. p. 85. To one of the king's uncles to attend the Councill.

178. To the Mayor, Recorder, and Aldermen of London, certifying that John de Wesenham had before the Councill in the Star Chamber renounced all claim to a tenement in St Thomas'.

179. To a Bishop to attend the Councill.

180. To one of the king's sons to the same purpose.

181. p. 86. To the abbat of Hide, collector of the tenth granted by the clergy within the archdeaconry of Winchester, for the speedy levying and paying the same to the king's Treasurer. 182. To .

praying him to grant his licence to Thomas, bp of Exeter, to amortize one acre of land in Martho and the advowson of the church (which were held of him), and to appropriate the said Church to the support of three chaplains to perform divine service in the cathedral of Exeter for the souls of the King and the Bishop.

183. p. 87. The prior and convent of New place in the forest of Sherewood, having had many of their houses blown down by a high wind and their best grange called Hokenale, and their mill burnt, and much corn, cattle, and other goods therein consumed, and having represented their inability to rebuild the same, the king commands the premises to be surveyed, and a report to be made to him in councill of the timber that would be necessary.

184, 185. Two letters for assistance to be granted to the towne of St Macaire in recompence of the losses and damages they had sustained during the war.

186. p. 88. To the Chancellor, Regent, and Non Regent Masters of the University of Cambridge, that Nicholas Roos, doctor of Civill law, keeper of King's Hall in the said University, might be permitted to read in the canon law.

187. To John Berber, clerk, controller of the Works in the Castle of Queensburgh and William Symme, late one of the surveyors of the same, commanding them to certify the measure of the walls of the Barbican, at what price John Boix, Morice Yong,

and John Robesacre had undertaken to build the same, what sums they had received, and what still remained due.

188. p. 89. To the Mayor and Bailiffs of Southampton to aid Sir Edward de Berkele, sent thither to treat with the people of Bayonne, who were to come with certain of their ships to Southampton.

189. To the mayor, bailiffs, and good people of Sandwich to prepare their barge and to equip it sufficiently for war, putting on board one master, one constable, and four score and ten seamen to serve at the king's pay.

190. To the warden, brethren and sisters of the Hospital of St Nicholas, near Kardeill, that as the king's progenitors used to have continually three professed sisters of their nomination in the said Hospital, and there is no sister there so nominated, he appoints Editha de Fenton to be a sister, and commands them to certify what they shall have done in that behalf.

191. To the general of the brethren Heremites of the Order of St Augustin, a letter of credence to what Geoffrey de Herdeby should shew on the king's part relating to the convent of the said order in London.

192. To Master John Thoresby, provost of the collegiate church of Beverley, that he would permit Adam de Thorp, cousin of Walter de Skirlawe, to enjoy unmolested the church of North Burton given him by the pope.

193. p. 90. To the Sergeant at Arms of the Marshalsea prison, to liberate John Lenot committed on suspicion for the death of John Spalding.

194. To the abbat and convent of Vale Royal in Cheshire, to contract the plan for building their church of which the foundations had been laid.

195. To the Bp of Salisbury, that he would further John Lef, vicar of the church of Yatemynstre, and Thomas Fryday, parson of the church of Mynterne in the exchange of their preferments.

196. p. 91. To the Mayor and Bailiffs of Newcastle upon Tyne, to protect Matthew de Bolton, who had the vicarage of the said town by favor of the Holy See, and had possessed the same twenty-five years, and had been confirmed therein by the king's letters patent, against the attempts of John de Fishbourn to eject him.

197. Letter as it seems of the Councill on the treaty with France.

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198. p. 92. To a judge, to do right to the parties in a case of trespass, in which William de Fournyvall was plaintiff.

Nothing more unexceptionable than the terms of this letter; though it is not easy to discern why the king should write at all on such a subject, unless indeed more was meant than meets the ear, and that in the words of the rubric in the margin it was, “quod faciat justitiam cum favore.”

199. To the sheriff of Yorkshire on the same subject.

200. On the same subject.

201. To a bishop, that the king had received his letters touching the expected arrival of the pope's embassadors at St Omers, and had sent John de Appelby, dean of St Paul's, and Sir Arnold Savage to declare his will on the subject.

202. To Richard, son of Thomas de Roos, of Kendale, knight, to assist Margaret, widow of Henry of Tresdale, in her suit touching a burgage in Kirkby, of which she had been wrongfully disseized.

203. To some ecclesiastic, requesting he would permit the abbat of Westminster to take in his woods oaks for beams to the hall he was now building in the abbey.

204. To the Admirall of the West, in the port of Southampton, and to the Mayor and Bailiffs of the said town, for restitution to the Merchants of Catalonia of the goods taken in a vessel.

205. Summons to a bishop to attend the councill to be held about a treaty with France.

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