Physical condition of the roll

The roll consists of 37 membranes. There are entries on all of the face sides of the membranes, but only twelve of the dorses have entries entered on them. The roll is generally in good condition, though membrane 1 is noticeably dirtier than the other membranes with staining on the lefthand marginal headings and the righthand side of the text of two entries by the application of gall. For some reason in this roll many of the entries that are orders, and which begin Et mandatum est ..., and relate to the entries immediately preceding them have been squeezed into the cramped space left between entries. These were clearly added at some time very shortly after the initial drawing up of the roll, and insufficent space had been left for them.

C 61/53 15 Edward III (1341-42)

Introduction.

This roll dates to the period immediately after the failure of Edward III’s campaign in northern France and the Low Countries, and amply illustrates that this period of warfare also impacted on Aquitaine. Indeed, although the roll contains the customary range of material relating to trade, appointments to office, justice and so on, the majority of entries concern payments to loyal supporters, and compensation for them for losses in the war, both of lands and properties, and measures to cope with the dislocation caused by the war. Always present, however, was the imminent threat of the resumption of hostilities, though major conflict was not to break out in the duchy until the campaign of the earl of Lancaster in 1345-6.

On the military side, the impact of the war is very apparent from the numerous grants made to, and orders in favour of those who had remained loyal to the king-duke, and who had lost lands, offices, jurisdictions and revenues, all of whom required some king of support. There are literally dozens of such entries, and since the revenues of the duchy were finite, and must have been severely depleted in resisting the French, and also because of the territory damaged or lost to the French and their allies, and which consequently produced nothing for the ducal coffers, the strains on the finances of the duchy must have been immense. Yet orders to make provision for those that had lost their possessions continued to emanate from the king and his chancery. The grant made to Guilhem-Sans III de Pommiers on the great custom of Bordeaux, could only have further burdened a resource already heavily drawn on. 1 The sheer scale of these can be demonstrated by the provision made for just one individual, Johan Diés. He was owed for his wages, and for compensation for lost horses, the staggering sum of 557 l. 9 d. one ob. , and although he had been extremely lucky to obtain partial payment in England, was still owed over 337 l. , which the seneschal of Gascony, and the constable of Bordeaux were somehow to pay. 2 Matters had got so difficult, that one of the former lieutenants of the king in the duchy, had resorted to paying several from his own resources. 3 Another example can be found in the treatment of the ducal minting of money. Several entries relate to this. In June 1341, Arnaut de Poyloaut was granted the profit from his own bullion or plate converted into money at the mint’s in Bordeaux or Dax. 4 At about the same time Bernat d’Aramits, a citizen of Dax, received a similar grant. 5 Also at about the same time Guilhem Baquer was to be paid the arrears of the 100 l.st. annuity that the king had granted to him, from the issues of the mint at Bordeaux. 6 By the 10 August Arnaut de Poyloaut received a further grant, this time of the profits of the mint, to repay a debt of 900 l.st. , part of which was owed because of money paid to the men of Bordeaux on behalf of the king for the use of ships. 7 Despite this grant to Poyloaut, at the same time as his grant, the king ordered that John de Lisle, the then mayor of Bordeaux, should be paid the arrears of 100 l. owed to him for his wages, from the same source, Lisle having to be satisfied before all others. 8 Only a few days after the grants to Poyloaut and Lisle the king made a further provision for payment on this source of funding. Arnaut III de Durfort, was to be paid 1,000 l. from the issues of the mint, once Poyloaut had been satisfied. 9 This was just one source of funding, but its revenues had been assigned to meet the repayment of debts long into the future, often with claimants competing for payment from the same source at the same time. And it was not just the profits of the mint that were used in the same way. Other sources of revenue, such as the various taxes on wine bought and sold in Bordeaux, were heavily burdened.

The demands were many, and not always for the most obvious reasons. Alongside the various complaints about losses, can be found the complaint of Bernat de Harambeltz, burgess of Dax, who sought compensation for three houses built outside the town walls, which were demolished in aid of the town’s defence against the French. 10 The benefits of loyalty offered the potential for extracting concessions from the king-duke. It is perhaps no accident that many of the major towns and cities sought confirmation of their rights and liberties, and the acquisition of new ones. Bordeaux received grants relating to fairs in the town. 11 Both Dax and Libourne received grants to enable them to repair and improve the defences of their respective towns. 12 . Libourne also obtained a confirmation of its liberties, 13 Hastingues saw the opportunity to have the location of the payment of the landing tax paid by ships coming up river from Bayonne transferred to them from Sorde, a town that had sided with the French. 14 The town of Bourg sought and was granted liberties. 15 Other towns and communities took the opportunity of confirming their relationship with the king-duke, extracting promises that their towns would remain forever annexed to the crown of England, and would never be granted away. 16 But the king could also stand firm. The request of Saint-Émilion on a matter that finds frequent reference in the Gascon Rolls, the passage of wine down the Dordogne or l’Isle towards Libourne after 11 November, was rejected because of its impact on neighbouring Libourne. 17

In the face of all of the demands on the duchy’s resources, the king and his council and administrators had to ensure that all sources of revenue were tapped. Alongside the granting of offices, and revenue raised on places still in the king’s obedience, there was a resort to places that theoretically at least were the king-duke’s lands or jurisdictions, but which were in the hands of the French and their allies. Despite this there are numerous grants on places that were not then in the king’s hands. Some of these were clearly granted with the intention that when they returned to the king’s hands, the grant would become active. 18 There was also considerable pressure placed on those who owed money to the king-duke. The seneschal of Gascony was ordered to discover whether the sizeable debt of 5,000 l.t.parv. was still owed by the archbishop of Bordeaux, and the dean and chapter of the cathedral. If they were, they were to be compelled to make payment. 19 Although it is possible to get the idea that the king-duke and his government did not fully comprehend the situation, and dispatched a steady stream of instructions that simply could not be met. We have seen in other rolls, and also on this roll that this was not necessarily the case. An order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux gave them clear instructions that when they received letters which contradicted earlier grants by the king or his ancestors, unless this subsequent grant made specific mention of the earlier one, then it had not to be implemented. 20

The matter of the war was evidently a difficult one. From the entries on the roll it would appear that not even the king was sure what the state of affairs was. In this roll it is possible to see the normal reminders from the king-duke to his local officials to see that the defences of the duchy were properly maintained. The seneschal was ordered to compel inhabitants who neglected the walled defence of their towns to put matters in hand. 21 In July the seneschal and Guilhem-Ramon, lord of Caumont, were ordered to inspect the castles and strong places of the duchy. They were to see to it that those that could be defended were to be properly provisioned, those in private hands would be kept securely defended, and those that could not be held demolished. 22 Despite the threat of demolition, new fortifications were still being permitted. The grant to Hélias de Lescours permitted him to build a fortalice near Saint-Émilion, whilst in the borderland with the Iberian kingdoms, Martin de Tartas, lord of Urtubie was permitted to build another fortalice at Urtubie, apparently as defencive protection in a volatile borderland. 23 By mid-August matters had moved on, and seemed far close. The king was ordering the mayor or vicar, jurats, hundred peers and other men of Bayonne, that at the end of the truce, they were to harass and damage the enemy and their adherents on land and at sea, and were to prepare their ships against the French. 24 But matters had again changed by September, for the king had superseded the order to Bayonne to send ships to aid him on his planned campaign. In a letter to the community of Bayonne, the apparent frustration of the king is expressed. The king had been informed that the king’s allies and other faithful people ‘wish to have an extension of the truce until Pentecost’, a view supported by the English nobility when they met with the king. The king was ‘much perplexed’ by the suspension of his expedition, since it ‘was close to his heart’. He had agreed to a truce ‘much against his own will’. 25

One of the dominating issues of the roll was the trouble that the king-duke was enduring in his relations with the duchy’s second city – Bayonne. There is the normal range of business, mainly to do with the settlement of disputes with neighbours. For instance the mayor and community complained about the activities of Pey d’Albret, lord of Guiche, who had constructed a weir that impeded river passage to Bayonne, and who robbed those caught in the river obstruction. 26 Similarly, the mayor and community complained of the men of Labourd, Gosse and Seignanx who, at the behest of the lord of Albret, had attacked the people of Bayonne. 27 The mayor and community in their own turn were ordered to conduct themselves in a peaceable manner to the people of Labourd, admitting them to the city, and permitting them to buy and sell victuals. 28 However, the real problem, which is spread throughout numerous entries, and was to lead to an appeal directly to the king-duke, concerned the king’s demands on the city in the disturbed times. Throughout the roll, the king repeatedly requested that the community send him twenty ships to aid him in his planned expedition, and there are several letters sicut alias on this. It would seem that they were never sent because the order was ultimately superseded by the truce extension with the French noted above, and that they were not sent despite repeated orders, perhaps hints at the less than friendly relations between the king-duke and Bayonne. What had become the major issue was the king-duke’s request that they temporarily set aside the customary system for the appointment of the mayor, and appoint Pey de Poyanne as a governor during those troubled times. For many in Bayonne this seems to have been acceptable, but for a group of important townsmen, many of them peers, this was not, and it would seem that there was extreme antagonism between the governor, who took for himself the title of ‘vicar’, and this group. Although it is difficult to see now whether Poyanne had genuinely overstepped his authority, or whether he had been forced to act harshly because of the intransigence of his opponents, expelling many of them from the city. The king was forced to act with a potential civil war on his hands in Bayonne, and with appeals being made directly to him. Initially Edward III, on 4 June, directed Oliver de Ingham, the seneschal of Gascony, to persuade Poyanne to give up the office and go to England, physically removing him if he was not willing, but it is clear that his actions against Poyanne, whom he had himself promoted, were as much about his needs for Bayonne shipping as about the actions of Poyanne. 29 Letters directly to Poyanne followed, urged him to relinquish the office, but still requested he intercedes with the king’s liegemen for shipping. 30 By the end of July, matters were still not resolved, and the king informed the community of Bayonne that measures were being taken for the safe hearing of the appeals lodged by some of their number. 31 By mid-August, in an effort to remove Poyanne from the scene, Edward III requested that Pey de Poyanne be sent as admiral of the ships he had requested from Bayonne. 32 However, at the same time the king was still issuing a grant to the community of Bayonne, that Poyanne’s as mayor or vicar would not detract from the city’s privileges, statutes or customs, but requesting that he be their governor or vicar. 33 That the matter had still not been resolved by the end of the year is amply illustrated by the letters of protection granted to those in opposition to Poyanne. 34 At the same time the seneschal of Gascony, or his lieutenant, was ordered to go to the city in person on the first Saturday in April, 35 rectify the punishments committed by Poyanne on some of his fellow citizens, and to see to it that the customary procedure for the election of mayoral candidates was held, and he was to select the new mayor from them. The king was so concerned about this, that the custom for the election was given in full detail in the letters to the seneschal. 36 Finally, in the matter of the appeal against the actions of Poyanne by a group of citizens, the king assigned the case to the hearing of Hugues de Genève, lord of Varey and Anthon, and to Antonio Usodimare, lieutenant of Niccolò Usodimare, constable of Bordeaux, to hear and determine the matter, though, as is evident from later rolls, the dispute took a considerable time to settle with appeals from Poyanne himself. 37

In the matter of trade Bayonne also figures prominently. One entry concerns a long term complaint, of losses suffered during earlier reigns to the Castilians, and which should have been dealt with by agreements between the monarchs of England and Castile, but which had remained unresolved. This had concerned the making of restitution for mutual seizures at sea and other losses, and the king granted permission for the complainant of Bertholomiu de Beyries, heir and executor of Johan de Beyries. 38 Another entry refers to a more recent attack by a Castilian fleet of Bayonne merchant vessels. 39 In yet another entry the community of Bayonne were asked to treat the masters and mariners of the Cinque Ports kindly, to be done with the intention of mitigating the threats from the enemy on the sea. 40 On the behalf of the merchants of Bayonne, the king also requested that the duke of Brittany, and the burgomasters, echevins and consuls of Bruges, Ghent, Ypres and Sluis would allow peaceful trading relations. 41

This roll reveals the desperate measures that the king-duke was prepared to go to to keep those important supports who had remained loyal satisfied, making financial provisions that could not possibly be fully met. But certain individuals were particularly rewarded. This is most noticeable with the extended Albret family. Bernat-Etz V, lord of Albret had served as lieutenant in the duchy, and, as has been seen, used his own assets to meet some of the financial demands on ducal resources. The king was prepared to look very favourably on Albret, taking measures to pay him money owed to him, protecting grants of land made to him, and granting offices to him. 42 Not only had he served the king as lieutenant, but he was called on to do further service. He was assigned to protect those going to Bordeaux to trade, he received a commission to receive former rebels back into the king-duke’s fealty, and, unusually, a record of Albret’s homage to Edward III is recorded in detail. 43 A similar range of documents can be found for individuals such as Bérart I d’Albret.

Simon J. Harris.

1.
entry 140 .
2.
entry 111 , entry 252 .
3.
Bernat-Etz V, lord of Albret, as lieutenant of the king in the duchy, paid out 640 l.t. , see entry 55 .
4.
entry 81 .
5.
See entry 110 , entry 117 .
6.
See entry 250 .
7.
entry 287 . See also the related entry 297 .
8.
See entry 289 .
9.
See entry 307 .
10.
See entry 92 .
11.
See entry 188 , entry 350 .
12.
entry 145
13.
entry 113 .
14.
See entry 204 .
15.
See entry 201 .
16.
Seignanx, Gosse and Labourd: , entry , entry 331 ; Saint-Sever: entry 137 .
17.
See entry 130 . Indeed Saint-Émilion enjoyed little success in extracting concessions from the king. They were also involved in a struggle over jurisdiction over Pierrefitte with Pey II de Grailly, vicomte of Benauges and Castillon, see entry 102 .
18.
See the grant to Ramon de Cassagne, burgess of Agen: entry 115 ; and also that to Pey de Galard, lord of Espiens: entry 125 .
19.
entry 160
20.
See entry 206 .
21.
See entry 124 .
22.
See entry 207 .
23.
See entry 2 , entry 202 .
24.
See entry 293 .
25.
See entry 308 .
26.
See entry 24 .
27.
See entry 22 . It would seem that there was considerable bad blood between Albret and Bayonne, for Bernat-Etz V, lord of Albret, was ordered to stop his actions against the people of Bayonne, since he was preventing them from bringing victuals into the city by violent means, see entry 8 .
28.
See entry 360 .
29.
See entry 54 . See also entry 134 .
30.
See entry 56 .
31.
See entry 264 .
32.
See entry 282 .
33.
See entry 283 , entry 294 .
34.
See entry 340 .
35.
On 6 April 1342.
36.
See entry 345 .
37.
See entry 255 .
38.
entry 4 .
39.
See entry 35 .
40.
See entry 14 .
41.
entry 32 , entry 33 , entry 34 .
42.
entry 186 , entry 190 , entry 326 , entry 344 , entry 358 , entry 359 .
43.
entry 314 , entry 325 , entry 334 .

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Gascon roll for the 15th year of the reign of Edward III in England, and the 2nd of France.

1

26 January 1341 . Westminster . For Bérart d'Albret for the exemplification of the charter made for him for the castle of Puynormand .

Exemplification of letters made by the king overseas in favour of la Bretto, de Bérart d'Albret , in these words:

13 May 1339 . Andewerp' Antwerp .

Grant to Bérart d'Albret, that whereas the king lately, for his faithful service, granted to him the Podium Norman' castle of Puynormand for his life, just as is more fully contained in the king's letters patent, he now, for his good service and losses, grants to him in enlargement of the previous grant that he should hold the castle to him and his legitimate heirs from the king and his heirs by the services owed and accustomed forever. 1

The king has ordered the exemplification of the letters by inspection of the enrolled transcript which was enclosed amongst letters of the privy seal lately sent by the king into chancery. 2

By p.s.

1.
For the enrolment of the original letters patent, see the Calendar of the Patent Rolls (CPR), 1338-40 , p.382.
2.
The original letters of Edward III are in the Archives départementales des Pyrénées Atlantiques in file E 202.
2

Same as above For Hélias de Lescours for building a fortalice .

Licence granted to Curiis, de Hélias [II] de Lescours 1 that he or his heirs are able to build in stone and crenellate a fortified house or fortalice in his land called Villa Nova Villeneuve in the Entre-Dordogne near Sanctus Emilio Saint-Émilion 2 , and once built to hold the same to him and his heirs without any impediment of the king, his heirs and of their ministers. Proviso that the fortified house should be rendered to the king or his heirs at the order of the king, his heirs or their seneschals of the duchy in times of peace and anger. 3

By K. and C.

1.
For the history of the Lescours family and their genealogy, see Pépin, G., Aux origines du Château Ausone de Saint-Émilion : la famille noble de Lescours et la maison forte de Villeneuve , Aquitaine Historique , no.119 (2013), pp.2-10.
2.
It is the now lost fortified house of Villeneuve, in the medieval suburb of Saint-Émilion situated outside the town's walls. It was a possession of the Lescours family, and was on the site of the current ' Château Ausone ' in Saint-Émilion. See J.-L. Piat and C. Scuiller, 'A six pieds sous terre ou au ciel: les lieux d'inhumations de surface et souterrains de Saint-Émilion', in Fabrique d'une ville médiévale. Saint-Émilion au Moyen Âge , ed. F. Boutoulle, D. Barraud and J.-L. Piat (Bordeaux, 2011), pp.48 and 50.
3.
The original letters patent are kept in the archives départementales of Gironde, 3JE15. For a related entry, see entry in C 61/52 .
3

Same as above For Guilhem Séguin son of Estèbe Séguin of the office of receiver of the toll of the town of Saint-Macaire etc. . 1

Appointment of Guilhem Séguin son of Estèbe Séguin for his good service and for that of his father of the office of receiver of the toll of the town of Sanctus Makarius Saint-Macaire and keeper of the king's victuals for the provisioning of the Sanctus Makarius castle of Saint-Macaire for the term of ten years and beyond during pleasure on condition that he behaves well in that office, and taking 12 d.st. daily while he holds the office. Séguin had requested that the king would grant him the office, the king having granted that office to Estèbe Séguin, his father, late burgess of Burdeg' Bordeaux and Sanctus Makarius Saint-Macaire , who is now dead, by his letters patent in compensation for his service, holding the same from 10 June 1335 for the term of ten years taking 12 d.st. daily.

By K. and C.

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
4

27 January 1341 . Westminster . For the citizens of Baion' Bayonne , for the execution of certain agreements made between the king of Castile and the same citizens .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony, or his lieutenant, to view the following letters of the king's father, and if he is able to find that the letters and the order of the king's father were not executed, then all the goods and merchandise of the men and merchants of the Castella king of Castile that he is able to find within the duchy up to the value of 800 m.st. are to be arrested without delay, and kept safely until Berys Bertholomiu de Beyries, heir and executor of Berys Johan de Beyries , his father , has been fully satisfied, or the king orders otherwise:

24 February 1320 . Westminster .

Order by Edward [II] to the seneschal of Gascony, or his lieutenant, to arrest all the goods and merchandise of the men and merchants of the Castella king of Castile which he finds in the duchy up to the value of 800 m.st without delay, and cause it to be safely kept until Bertholomiu de Beyries, sole son and heir of Johan de Beyries, and executor of his father's testament, in the name of his father, is fully satisfied for the 800 m.st.

In the reign of Edward I , the king's father, there was grave discord between Sancho [IV], Castella king of Castile and his people and subjects on the one part, and the king's citizens of Baion Bayonne on the other part, concerning various robberies and seizures of goods amounting to a great sum of money by people of the king of Castile on the citizens of Bayonne, amongst whom was Berys Johan de Beyries , who is now dead, who had lost goods and merchandise to the value of 800 m.st. to such robberies as had been well attested.

Afterwards the king of Castile sent Master Juan, judge of his court , and Martini Gonzalo Martínez with letters of the king, and the mayor and community of the city sent de Villar' Arnaut Duviella and Dardir Johan Dardy , their fellow citizens, with sufficient letters and instructions to settle the dispute to the king's father. [Edward I] then ordained with these proctors' agreement, and in their presence that all the ships and other goods of the citizens of Bayonne should be restored by a certain time, long since passed, by the king of Castile to the citizens of Bayonne from whom they were taken, or their heirs or attorneys just as appears by inspection of the rolls of chancery of the king's father for his 21st year.

Afterwards, in the king's reign, Fernando [IV], king of Legio Castile and León on the occasion of further discord between his people and the citizens of Bayonne, sent proctors as did the citizens of Bayonne to the king. The king deliberating with his council on this new discord and the old one from the time of his father, ordained, with the consent of the proctors, that the first ordinance made by his father and confirmed by King Sancho should be completely and firmly observed.

Afterwards Bertholomiu de Beyries desiring the recovery of his father's goods carried the king's special letters to Fernando, then king of Castile, and to his commissary assigned by him to complete and observe the ordinances, and to the king's commissary similarly assigned, but when they met at Fons Rabidus Hondarribia , 1 and viewed the ordinance under the great seal [of Edward I], it was found that the king of Castile's commissary would do nothing just as the king is informed by the letters patent of Sancto Paulo, de Galhart de Saint-Paul, kt , lord of Syro Céros and Master Vico Per-Arnaut de Vic , who had been deputed by the king's commissary. 2

The king has established that the letters were made by inspection of his father's letters, and accepts that they were not executed following the complaint of Beyries.

By K. and C.

1.
Hondarribia is the current official Basque name of this town most often known as Fuenterrabía in Spanish or Fontarrabie in French.
2.
For the letters from the reign of Edward II, see entry in C 61/33 .
5

6 February 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For protection for William de Radnor .

Letters of protection with clause volumus until Michaelmas next for Radenore William de Radnor who is going to Gascony in the king’s service.

By K. and C.

6

7 February 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For [letters of] attorney for Bérart [I] d'Albret .

Letters of attorney in England until Michaelmas next for la Bret Bérart [I] d'Albret who is going in the king’s service to Gascony, nominating Johan de Brocas and Anthony Bache alternately.

Brayt' Thomas de Brayton , received the attorneys.

7

Same as above

The same Bérart [I d'Albret] has similar letters of attorney for the same term [until Michaelmas], nominating Anthony Bache and Johan de Béarn alternately.

The same Thomas [de Brayton] , received the attorneys.

For the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and community of the city of Bayonne

8

Order to Bernat-Etz [V], lord of Lebreto, de Albret that, if it is true that he, his household and supporters have committed oppressions, prosecutions, prises, arrests both of bodies and things, redemptions, woundings, and robberies against the citizens and inhabitants of the city of Bayonne, and destroyed their vineyards and other possessions and burned their houses and other things, so that they are so oppressed that they are not able to bring victuals from the lands around to the king's and the citizens' prejudice, and to their great cost and harm, he is to make amends with all speed, and see to it that the goods of the people of Bayonne are restored to them. Albret is to compel his household and supporters to comply with this so that the king does not need to act on this again. The citizens and inhabitants have requested remedy, and the king wishes to provide this and has received them into his special protection and safe-keeping. 1

By K. and C.

1.
For a related entry, see entry 28 .
9

Order to the seneschal of Gascony, or his lieutenant, to obtain fuller information, with those of the king's council there, concerning the request of the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and other citizens and community of Baion' Bayonne , and he should send certification of what he finds to the king under the king's seal used in the duchy without delay together with this writ. The mayor, jurats, hundred peers and other citizens and community have shown that it is the custom in Bayonne that if anyone has killed someone and he is convicted of the crime, he will be condemned to death, but in neighbouring parts there is another custom that when a man has killed another man he can find redemption for the payment of 300 s. , because of which difference in the two customs the citizens and inhabitants are suffering under this problem in many ways, and request that the king will grant that if any of the citizens kills anyone from the neighbouring locality in the city he can find redemption by the payment of 300 s. , or that the king will lay down that those who dwell in a neighbouring locality are subject to the custom in the city, that is to death for a death without a redemption for money, so that killing can be deterred on other occasions.

By K. and C.

10

Order to Lebreto, de Bernat-Etz [V], lord of Albret , that he should cause the damage and injuries inflicted by his brother and men upon the men of Bayonne to be corrected and amended without delay, and all things taken from them should be restored, and all impediments preventing the carrying of victuals and other merchandise to the city should be removed so that no further complaint comes to the king on this. The king further informs Albret that unless he acts on this the king will not be slow in providing other remedies to the citizens and merchants of the city . The king has received a complaint from the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and other citizens and community of Baione Bayonne that la Bret Pey d'Albret , bastard brother of Bernat-Etz [V], has constructed a fortalice at Gynsen Guiche and is arresting ships and boats and taking the victuals and other merchandise from them at a weir on the la Dore river Adour , and detains the men until they pay great redemptions to the intolerable damage and harm of those men, the boats carrying victuals and merchandise to the city necessary for its provisioning and for providing for the sustenance of the inhabitants there; and the bayles and other keepers of Albret at a place called Duyre Oeyre act in a similar manner taking and arresting the men until they pay redemptions, customs and tolls, though it was not customary to do so, in contempt and prejudice of the king, and to the great damage and harm of the men, and they have requested remedy.

By K. and C.

11

Same as above

Order to the seneschal of Gascony, or his lieutenant, to cause the Dort vicomte of Orthe , and his people of Hastynges Hastingues and Pereforad' Peyrehorade , and the bayle of Hastynges Hastingues to cease the demands and extortions that they have made on the people and merchants [of Bayonne] travelling through those places and the baylie, and they are not to compel them to pay any exactions other than those that they were accustomed to do in the past. The seneschal is to induce this to happen in any necessary way, and to stop these prejudicial things happening in the future after the injunction and warning. If they continue to do this then the seneschal is to compel them to comply, and he is to see to it that whatever has been unjustly extracted is restored to the people and merchants together with the losses that they have suffered.

The king has received a complaint, as above, that the people of the vicomte, and of those places, and the bayle are demanding customs and tolls and other unfair customs both on the men and merchants of Bayonne, and on other loyal subjects of the king travelling through those parts contrary to what used to be done. For this reason the people and merchants and others are delaying travelling with their goods and merchandise to the detriment and the great loss and damage of that city and its inhabitants and they have requested remedy, and the king is not prepared to tolerate such unjust exactions being made as this is clearly detrimental to the city.

By K. and C.

12

Same as above For the provision of information upon the lands of Seignanx, Gosse and Labourd .

Order to the same that having obtained fuller information with those of the king's council concerning the request that the lands of Seynhanx Seignanx , Gnousse Gosse and la Bourt Labourd should be annexed to the crown of England and the jurisdiction of the Baion' prévôté of Bayonne be extended over them. He should send certification of what he finds to the king under the king's seal used in the duchy without delay together with this writ. The king has been given to understand that if gifts of coastal lands and other gifts of the lands of Seignanx, Gosse and Labourd sever those lands from the crown, because that land neighbours the city of Bayonne it will be to that city's ruin unless the request is granted for the security of the city.

By K. and C.

13

Same as above For the mayor, jurats and hundred peers of Bayonne concerning their privileges . 1

Order to Geneva Hugues de Genève, lord of Vareys Varey and Hanton' Anthon , lieutenant in the duchy and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony that, after viewing the privileges of the mayor, jurats and hundred peers and other citizens and community of Baion' Bayonne , they are to maintain, protect and defend them in the same, if it is without damage for the king, and due amends should be made to injured parties. The mayor, jurats, hundred peers and others have complained that various nobles such as the lord of Lebreto, de Albret , the lord of Lespare Lesparre and Grely Johan [II] de Grailly, Puch' captal de Buch , claim that goods and merchandise of the men and merchants, both of the city of Bayonne and elsewhere, which are oftentimes thrown up on their lands and lordships by storms pertain to them as wrecks of sea and goods lost by accident, and take the ships, the merchants and mariners in them and the wine and take it away unjustly and to the damage and loss of the citizens and inhabitants, and in breach of the liberties which the king's progenitors granted to them, upon which they request remedy.

By K. and C.

1.
There are two marginal notes against this entry: the first appearing to be 'pr'', and the second 'a', neither appear to be contemporary.
14

Order to the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and the masters and mariners of the ships of Baion' Bayonne to treat kindly the masters and mariners [from the Cinque Ports] whenever they come to Bayonne, to join amicably with them for the honour of the king's business, utility and defence, and to bind themselves in allegiance and alliance with them in suitable time. The king has ordered the keeper of the Cinque Ports, the mayors, bailiffs and law-worthy men, merchants and mariners of ships of the Cinque Ports , that they enter into similar agreements with them. The king has noted the countless scandalous happenings and losses, arson and crimes, and other damage which has been sustained up until this time by the king and his subjects by the frequent hostile incursions of pirates and other of the king's enemies, and that they are still occuring. Thinking of the close friendship and allegiance between the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and the masters and mariners and the keeper of the Quinque Portuum Cinque Ports , and the mayors, bailiffs and law-worthy men, masters and mariners of ships of those ports, and every port along the coast in England, the king wishes a treaty of friendship be entered into between the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and the masters and mariners and the king's subjects in England, and observed so that this threat is defeated.

By K. and C.

1.
There is a marginal note appearing to be 'pr'' against this entry.
15

11 February 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Domenge d'Ibos and others [mentioned] in the writ .

Order to Geneva Hugues de Genève, lord of Vareys Varey and Hanton' Anthon , lieutenant in the duchy , that he peremptorarily summon the seneschal of Gascony and the judge appellate , before whom the following case was being heard, to appear on 1 June next if they consider their interests to be involved, to be before the king or his council in London to prosecute the appeal brought by Bidau de Castet , Johan de Listo , Villa Arnaut de Bielle and Bisandiu Simon de Bézaudun , proctors of certain people of the community of Bayonne, which appeal came before him as king of France as well by way of petition as king of England, the king felt ought to be admitted. And, unless they appear in court, the king will proceed with the appeal without their presence. Nonetheless, the king bids them, while the appeal is pending, not to proceed against any party appealing to the king in anything, and they are to restore anything done in the meantime to its original state. They are to send what they have done in the matter to the king or his council before the 1 June, endorsed on these present letters of citation, affixing their seal to the dorse to show that the order has been carried out.

Discussion has been had on a dispute before the seneschal and judge appellate between Domenges d'Ibos , Sancto Loberio, de Ramon-Guilhem de Saint-Loubouer , Puteo, de Pey Duputs and others their fellows ( consocii ), appellants ( appellantes ) on the one part, and Castet, Listo , Bielle and Bézaudun as proctors on the other, defendants ( appellati ), and afterwards the case was devolved to the king by an appeal.

By K. and C.

16

Same as above

To the same , whereas the lawsuit before the seneschal of Gascony and the judge of appeals at Burdeg' Bordeaux between Jacmes de Lesbay , appellant on the one part, and the mayor of Baion' Bayonne , defendant on the other part, is now devolved to the king by appeal, etc. as above, mutatis mutandis .

By K. and C.

17

Same as above

Order to the prévôt of Baion' Bayonne , as the lawsuit before the seneschal of Gascony and the judge appellate at Burdeg' Bordeaux between Jacmes de Lesbay , appellant on the one part, and the mayor of Baion' Bayonne , defendant on the other part, by appeal is now devolved to the king, who cites Lesbay to appear before him or his council on the 1 June next for a consideration of the prosecution etc., as above.

By K. and C.

18

Same as above

Order to the same, as the lawsuit before the seneschal of Gascony and the judge appellate at Burdeg' Bordeaux between Domenges d'Ibos , Sancto Loberio, de Ramon-Guilhem de Saint-Loubouer , Puteo, de Pey Duputs and others their fellows appellants on one part, and Bidau de Castet , Johan de Listo , Villa Arnaut de Bielle and Bisaudin Simon de Bézaudun , proctors of certain people of the community of Bayonne, defendants, etc. as above mutatis mutandis .

By K. and C.

19

11 February 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Arnaut de Durfort .

Promise to the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and the community of Baion' Bayonne that the king will amend any damage that they have suffered on account of following the king's orders in relation to Arnaut [III] de Durfort, kt . At the request of the late Arnaut, who had lost his castles, manors, possessions and other places because of his service to the king, the king had written to them to request that they admit Durfort to the city, and to protect him. The king thanks them for accepting this.

By K. and C.

20

25 May 1341 . Westminster . For Guilhem-Amaniu [de Castillon] of the passage and guidonage of cows .

Grant for life to Castellion Guilhem-Amaniu [II] de Castillon for his past and future service to the king of the passage ( passagium ) and guidonage ( guidonagium ) of cows in the Lande seneschalcy of the Landes 1 which Gervath', de Fortaner d'Esgoarrebaque held when he was in the king's service, on condition that after Castillon's death the passage and guidonage should revert to the king and his heirs. 2

By p.s.

1.
This tax was called in Gascon guidoadge or guiit . See Lespy, V. et Raymond, P., Dictionnaire béarnais ancien et moderne (Montpellier, 1887), p.349.
2.
For related entries, see entry in C 61/52 , entry in C 61/52 .
21

25 May 1341 . Westminster .

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux, or their lieutenants, to deliver the passage and guidonage [of cows] to Guilhem[-Amaniu II de Castillon] .

By p.s.

22

11 February 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For the mayor, jurats and hundred peers of Bayonne .

Order to Geneva Hugues de Genève, Vareys lord of Varey and Hanton' Anthon , lieutenant in the duchy and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony that, having obtained information with all diligence concerning the damages and crimes done to the citizens and inhabitants of the city of Bayonne , they should cause those whom they find culpable to be punished so that the punishment serves as an example to others, and they should cause amends to be made to them for the same, so that the complaints do not come to the king again. The Baion' mayor, jurats, hundred peers and other citizens and the community of the city of Bayonne have shown the king that the men of the land of la Bourd Labourd , Gnousse Gosse and of Seynhanx Seignanx neighbouring the city, by the order of the Lebreto, de lord of Albret have damaged the inhabitants of the city, assaulting, wounding and mis-treating some, and killing others, and destroying their vineyards and wrongfully taking and dissipating their goods, to the great damage of the inhabitants and in prejudice of the city and contempt of the king and request remedy for the same.

By K. and C.

23

Order to the seneschal of Gascony, the king's judges and the mayor of Burdeg' Bordeaux that, if anything has been attempted or newly introduced wrongly, and contrary to the appeal brought by the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and other citizens of the community of Baion' Bayonne , they are to be revoked without delay and brought back to their proper state. It has been alleged by the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and other citizens that even though they have often appealed to the king as king of France or by way of petition as king of England and their superior, and though they wish to prosecute their appeal in the king's court, notwithstanding this, the seneschal, judges and mayor are proceeding against them, to no small loss to the appellants, and to the clear injury of their estate.

By K. and C.

24

Same as above

Order to the seneschal of Gascony, or his lieutenant, to obtain full information with those of the king's council there concerning the damage and prejudice that the city of Bayonne will suffer if the weir called Sabanhac Saubagnac in the river within the port of the city which la Bret Pey d'Albret, bastard 1 constructed by usurpation ( usurpavit ) is allowed to remain, and to what advantage and utility it is to the king and the city if it is removed, and he should send certification of what he finds to the king under the king's seal used in the duchy without delay together with this writ. The mayor, jurats, hundred peers and other citizens of the community of Baion' Bayonne have bitterly complained that Albret has unlawfully constructed the weir in such a manner that ships and boats loaded with merchandise and other things are not able to travel to the city, and that the people and merchants taken in this obstruction are wounded and robbed of their goods, and therefore they have requested the removal of the weir for the benefit of the town, and the security of men and merchants.

By K. and C.

25

16 February 1341 . Westminster . For the payment of wages .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux, or his lieutenant, that having accounted with Daubayha Johan d'Aubagnan , or his attorney, for his wages, if he has not already done so, he should make payment to him or some suitable assignment elsewhere upon the issues of the duchy without delay, and he will have due allowance in his account. Aubagnan has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him for various sums of money in which he is bound to him for his wages and those of his men-at-arms, both mounted and on foot, from the time that they were in the king's service in the duchy, and the king wishes to agree favourably to it.

By K. and C.

The following have similar letters of the king under the same date:

By K. and C.

1.
Ramon de Béarn was possibly lord of Buanes .
2.
It is possible that the order to account with and pay the lord of Poudenx is in response to TNA SC 8/282/14053, though an earlier date for this petition seems likely.
26

Same as above

[Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant] as above mutatis mutandis . Podio, de Galhart Dupuch, damoiseau has requested [that the king will make payment to him for various sums of money in which he is bound to him for his wages and those of his men-at-arms, both mounted and on] foot, and compensation for the horses ( pro restauro equorum ) that he has lost in the king's service etc. as above.

By K. and C.

27

Same as above

Bedaco, de Bernat Dubédat, damoiseau has similar letters under the same date.

By K. and C.

28

11 February 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . Bayonne . 1

Order to Geneva Hugues de Genève, Vareys lord of Varey and Hanton' Anthon , lieutenant in the duchy and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony , or the lieutenant, of the same that if the Lebreto, de lord of Albret , his household and supporters, have done or procured the oppressions, prosecutions, prises, arrests, destructions, robberies and burnings against the inhabitants of Bayonne as it has been alleged by the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and other citizens and the community of the Baion' city of Bayonne , and the lord of Albret has been slow or remiss in executing the king's order to him, 2 then Genève and Ingham are to intervene and cause amends to be made so that no damage or loss occurs to the city or its inhabitants by Genève or Ingham's slow response.

By K. and C.

1.
The heading has been added in a very much later hand.
2.
For the order to the lord of Albret, see entry 8 .
29

Same as above

The entry is a word for word duplicate of entry 28 except for this entry reading Ita quod in sui defectum nos oporteat iterato solicitari ex hac causa instead of Ita quod in sui defectum nos non oporteat iterato solicitari ex hac causa . Geneva Hugues de Genève, Vareys lord of Varey and Hanton' Anthon , lieutenant in the duchy Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony Lebreto, de lord of Albret inhabitants of Bayonne mayor, jurats, hundred peers and other citizens and the community of the Baion' city of Bayonne

By K. and C.

30

Same as above

Order to the lieutenant of Gascony and the seneschal there that having viewed and examined the liberties and privileges that the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and other citizens and the community of the Baion' city of Bayonne ought to have by charters of the king's progenitors, late kings of England, and which they have enjoyed since the making of those charters, they should maintain, protect and defend them in those liberties and privileges as far as they are able without damage and prejudice to the king, and they should permit them to use and enjoy them just as they have or should have since the making of the charters, the mayor and jurats having requested that they be maintained, and violators of them should be punished.

By K. and C.

31

14 April 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For [letters of] attorney for William de Radnor .

Letters of attorney in England for one year for Radenore William de Radnor who is going in the king’s service to Gascony, nominating Myrfeld' William de Mirfield and Bradewelle William de Bradwell alternately.

Brayt' Thomas de Brayton received the attorneys.

32

11 February 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For the mayor, jurats and citizens of Bayonne .

Letters requesting that Jean [III de Bretagne], duke of Brittany and earl of Richmond will cause the citizens and merchants of the city of Baion' Bayonne to be admitted to his lordship to acquire merchandise and victuals, and cause them to be protected in coming to, residing in, and departing from those parts, and that the duke will make letters of safe-conduct on this, and the king will make similar letters for the dukes merchants to come within his lordship. The king requests that the duke write to him on the matter by messenger.

By K. and C.

33

Same as above

Order to the burgomasters, échevins and consuls of Brugges Bruges that when the citizens and merchants of Baion' Bayonne come to Bruges for trade or for other reasons, that they be zealous in treating them as loyal subjects of the king, so that those citizens and traders are able to live amongst them peacefully and without impediment or the need to complain of past transgressions, and without loss of body, property or goods, and be able to trade their merchandise, and peacefully return home, behaving in such a way that the king's business is not damaged or delayed. The king has realised that his difficult business can best be obtained with peace between his subjects and allies, and that a treaty is being made between them to stop trouble between them for past offences, lest this trouble should delay the king's business.

By K. and C.

35

Order to the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and others of Baion' Bayonne that at the end of the truce formerly made between the late kings of England, the king's progenitors, and the kings of Ispannia Castile for the men of the coast both of Castile and Bayonne , they are to prepare themselves to defend the king's rights against his adversaries as powerfully as possible, and will apply themselves with courage to receive retribution for pursuing the king's and their interests and honour. And because the messengers and other citizens of the city, instructed about these matters and other things for the utility, honour and common good of the city, and having explained this business to the king and council faithfully and wisely, the king commends them to the mayor and jurats; he had explained his purpose concerning secret matters to these messengers, and the mayor, jurats and hundred peers are to give full credence to what the messengers will say to them.

Amongst certain petitions of the mayor, jurats and hundred peers brought by Fabrica Arnaut de Fargues, canon of Baion' Bayonne , and other messengers , there was an article complaining that, contrary to the alliance made between those kings for the men of the coast, a huge fleet of up to 200 Castilian ships attacked a certain number of ships of Bayonne at sea carrying wine and other goods to England, capturing some of the merchants and mariners, and killing some of them, and taking most of the ships and their cargo of wine and goods, and disposed of them as they desired. And the king and his council answered this article that the truce included the men of Castile, which would end on the 24 June next, and if peace is not restored, then it will be ordained in such a way for their safety that they will be satisfied.

By K. and C.

36

17 March 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Arnaut de Poyloaut .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony that having heard the complaint of Podio Alto, de Arnaut de Poyloaut , and having called before him those who ought to be called, he should cause full and speedy justice to be done to him according to the fors and customs of there. Poyloaut has complained that Podio Alto, de Johan de Poyloaut, canon of Pampilonia Pamplona , was taken and imprisoned by the admiral of the king of Castile until he had made a fine of 1,000 rials ( floreni regales ) with the admiral for his delivery; and afterwards Johan de Poyloaut took 1,000 rials from merchants of the power of the king of Castile for that sum taken from him, and the seneschal took and imprisoned Arnaut de Poyloaut for taking the money from the merchants and unjustly detained him until he paid the constable of Bordeaux 1,000 florins ( floreni ), although Arnaut was in no way culpable of taking the money, to his great cost and harm, and he requests remedy.

37

17 March 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For the appointment of a general serjeant .

Appointment during pleasure of Podio, de, Buchard Ramon Dupuch, called Bouchard as general serjeant in the duchy, taking as much for the same as others have reasonably been accustomed to take before him, on condition that he behaves well in the execution of that office.

By C., and by p.s.

38

2 November 1340 . Gandanum Ghent . For an agreement made between the king and Gaston de L'Isle . 1

Inspeximus of indentures sealed with the seals of the court of Gascony and Gaston de L'Isle in these words:

31 March 1339 . Burdegal' Bordeaux .

This indenture attests the treaty and agreement made between Oliver de Ingham, kt , seneschal of Gascony in the king's name on the one part, and Monpoy Fauquet de Monpuy, damoiseau in the name of Insula Gaston de L'Isle, damoiseau on the other:

  1. firstly, that l'Isle will do homage to the king and duke, or to the seneschal in his place, and will be his liege man and vassal, for him and his heirs, and will swear an oath of fealty and obedience for his life to the king and duke, or the seneschal in his place;
  2. L'Isle is to aid the king and duke or his seneschal against all persons on this side of the sea or abroad, without any exception, when required by the king and duke or the seneschal, l'Isle being paid the customary wages;
  3. L'Isle is to deliver the castles, places and buildings which he holds from the king and duke and the heirs of the same in fee to the king, or anyone delegated by him, as his predecessors were accustomed to do, when he will have had an order from them in times of war;
  4. Monpuy, in l'Isle's name, for the holding and observing of the premises has promised that l'Isle will aid and follow the king and duke and his officials in England or the duchy, for his tenure in the duchy, against all men;
  5. the king will keep l'Isle indemified for the present and future wars both in bodies and goods, as he will be able, and when there is peace or a truce, he will include l'Isle and his followers, 2 in so far as they are waging war for the king by the king's order or that of his officers, and to uphold his rights;
  6. the seneschal promises in the king's name to assign to l'Isle 1,000 l.t. of annual rent to be held from the king for the term of his life in good and suitable place in the duchy or elsewhere with high and low justice;
  7. the seneschal has granted to Monpuy, in l'Isle's name, and to l'Isle's heirs and successors all right that he has in the bastides, places and parishes of Viana Vianne and Sanctus Julianus de Carborbiza Saint-Julien-de-Colorbisse , with their appurtenances, with both high and low justice, and full and shared jurisdiction, and other customary dues and rights which the king used to have in those places, and their baylies, in times of peace, L'Isle holding the same from the king, resort and suzereignty only excepted;
  8. the seneschal promises to try and procure that the king will grant to l'Isle and his heirs and successors forever all right, actions and interest that he has in the inheritance, places, towns, castles, rents or other moveable goods which lately were Insula Jordan de L'Isle[-Jourdain]'s, kt , deceased, L'Isle's uncle ( patruus ), by forfeiture, condempnation and in other manners, the king retaining nothing except resort and superior jurisdiction;
  9. the seneschal promises, in the king's name, to give and pay to Insula his wages and those of 100 mounted men-at-arms of his retinue and 500 foot serjeants or as many as l'Isle is able to find for the king's service in the present war, and in payment or part payment of those wages he should have 3,000 d. of gold called écus ( scusselli ) or the value in other money at Whitsun, or as soon as it can be done;
  10. L'Isle is to be bound to make war on the king's enemies after fifteen days of having been paid the 3,000 d. of gold or its value in other money, and the seneschal undertakes to provide him with letters of licence on this;
  11. further customary wages are to be paid to L'Isle from month to month in good faith and without fraud;
  12. damages suffered by L'Isle, his retinue, riders and people, and which they lose because of the war are to be restored to them in the duchy in suitable places or in the realm of England if it cannot be provided in the duchy.

The seneschal promises to obtain the king's confirmation of all and singular of the agreement under the great seal of England.

The king accepts what has been agreed by the seneschal and confirms the contents of the agreement for him and his heirs. 3

It is duplicated by a transcript of these letters sent into chancery under p.s.

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
2.
The Latin word used here is equaces , which is a mistake for sequaces .
3.
For a transcript of this inspeximus, see Rymer, T. Foedera , Vol. 2, Pt. 2, p.1095. The inspeximus was also enrolled on the patent rolls, but only a brief summary is given ( Calendar of the Patent Rolls (CPR), 1340-3 , p.115).
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28 May 1341 . Westminster . For the revoking [of the grant of the]passage and guidonage of cows in Aquitaine . 1

Revocation of the grant for life to Castro Pugonse, de Galhart de Castetpugon of the passage and guidonage ( passagium et guidonagium ) of cows in the duchy of Aquitaine, 2 which Castetpugon claimed was worth 100 s. per annum and no more, because the king has been informed that he has been deceived by Castetpugon because it is worth 100 l. annually. 3

By p.s.

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
2.
This tax was called in Gascon guidoadge or guiit . See Lespy, V. et Raymond, P., Dictionnaire béarnais ancien et moderne (Montpellier, 1887), p.349.
3.
For the original grant, see entry in C 61/52 . For an exemplification of the grant, see entry in C 61/52 . For a related entry, see entry 20 .
40

18 April 1341 . Westminster . For the purveying of victuals . 1

Commission to Robert de Hardres , Henry de Valoyns , Stephen de Dolham and John de Mereworth, sheriff of Kent to buy and purvey as quickly as they are able 1,000 quarters of wheat and 150 quarters of beans in Kent where it is to the king’s advantage and to the least harm of the people, for the king’s use for his money to be paid by them or their deputies, and cause it to be carried to the Sandewicum port of Sandwich by the 7 May next; and to certify the king of the names of all those who oppose them in the purveyance, and of all their acts. The king grants that all and singular mayors, bailiffs, good men and other faithful people are to be intendant upon Hardres and the others. The sheriff is ordered that he should pay those from whom the wheat and beans has been purveyed from the money from the fines, amercements, assessments and issues of forfeitures or judgments concerning various extorsions, oppressions, harassments and excesses committed by the king’s ministers in Kent heard and determined before the king’s justices assigned to do this, which money the sheriff had been assigned to levy.

By K. and C.

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
41

23 April 1341 . Westminster . For attorney .

Letters of attorney in England for one year for Mary de La Brose , widow of Barnastapolia Vincent de Barnstaple who is going to Gascony nominating Toscanen John de Toscanan 1 and William de Kynardeby alternately.

Grymesby Edmund of Grimsby received the attorneys.

1.
He was probably a kinsman of the Toscanan family of Bordeaux.

For a pardon for Gaucem d'Ignac.

42

3 May 1341 . Westminster .

To the seneschal, constable, mayors and sub-mayors of towns, prévôts, bayles, ministers and other faithful people of the duchy of Aquitaine

Pardon to Dynak' Gaucem d'Ignac, serjeant-at-arms , for his good service, for the death of Feradr' Pey Ferradre, Burdeg' late canon of the church of Saint-André in Bordeaux , 1 and of all other felonies and trespasses committed by him until 12 July next, whereof he is indicted, accused or appealed, and also of his banishment if it has been promulgated against him, as long as he stands trial in the king's court of Gascony if anyone wishes to speak against him for the death, felonies or trespasses. 2

By p.s.

1.
For Pey Ferradre ( Petrus Ferratoris ) killed c.1339, see Lainé, F. Le diocèse de Bordeaux , Fasti Ecclesiae Gallicanae (Turnhout, 2012), p.383, no.496.
2.
For related entries, see entry in C 61/52 , entry in C 61/52 , entry in C 61/52 .
43

3 May 1341 . Westminster .

To the seneschal, constable, mayors and sub-mayors of towns, prévôts, bayles, ministers and other faithful people of the duchy of Aquitaine

Pardon to Dynak' Gaucem d'Ignac, serjeant-at-arms , for his good service on both sides of the sea, for the death of Feredr' Pey Ferradre, late Burdeg' canon of the church of Saint-André in Bordeaux , and also of his banishment from the duchy, the city of Burdegall' Bordeaux and other places within the king's lordship.

By p.s.

44

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal, constable, mayors, prévôts, bayles, officials and ministers of the duchy of Aquitaine that they cause the grant of the pardon to be publicly proclaimed and held according to the tenor of the king's letters, and that they should not permit Gaucem [d'Ignac] to be in any way damaged or harmed in body or goods by reason of the indictment, accusation, appeal or banishment.

By the same writ.

45

2 May 1341 . Westminster . For Ramon de Miossens .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants that, if they are able to find that Mieusens Ramon de Miossens, castellan of Maulion Mauléon has been put to costs concerning the castle and town by the order of the seneschal and constable, then they are to cause allowance to be made to him in the farm of the castle or in other satisfaction where he is reasonably able to be contented. Miossens has requested that the king will wish to cause him to have satisfaction for the costs that he has been put to by the order of the seneschal and constable around enclosing the castle and town of Mauléon , and around the buying of victuals for the same, and around the sustenance of the engineers and artilliators for the provisioning of the castle, to which the king wishes to agree for the diligence of Miossens.

By p.s.

46

4 May 1341 . Westminster . For Guilhem-Amaniu de Castillon . 1

Grant to Chastiloun Guilhem-Amaniu [II] de Castillon that he and his heirs should hold the place of Pelagrua Pellegrue with its appurtenances, with high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction, homages and all other things pertaining to it by the service owed and accustomed in the value of 15 l.st. per annum without rendering anything to the king forever, saving to the king superior jurisdiction and resort. The king previously granted the same to Castillon for the good service that he had done, and would do in the future, Castillon having informed the king that the value of the same did not exceed 15 l.st. , on condition that if the same was valued in excess of this, Castillon and his heirs would be bound to pay the excess to the king and his heirs, just as is more fully contained in the king's letters patent. However, by information sent to the king by the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux by the king's order, the value of the place is assessed at only 8 or 9 l.

By p.s.

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
47

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony or his lieutenant to make livery to Guilhem[-Amaniu II de Castillon] of the place called Pelagrua Pellegrue with its appurtenances according to the tenor of the king's letters. 1

1.
The entry has been squeezed in between entries.
48

4 May 1341 . Westminster . For Bertruc de Mestre .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony that, having viewed the respective letters of the king for Bertruc de Mestre , and for Claveria Guilhem-Ramon de Claverie, king's serjeant-at-arms , granting them each the office of the Burdeg' king's tower of Bordeaux with the custody of the prison within that tower, and if he is able to find that the possession of the same still pertains to Mestre, then the king does not wish him to be removed from the same before the end of his term, and he should be permitted to hold it according to the power and effect of the king's grant to him, the committing of the same to Claverie notwithstanding. The office is to be committed to Claverie after the expiry of Mestre's term if Claverie is still living. The king appointed Mestre to the office on 30 May 1331 for his service to the king overseas, for the term of ten years, and afterwards, for his continued good service, granted that he should have the same for a further five years just as is more fully contained in the king's letters patent. Now Mestre, by his petition exhibited before the king and his council in parliament, 1 has requested that the king will provide indemnity to him for the office because Claverie by virtue of a grant to him of the same office for life is attempting to have Mestre removed from the office. 2

By petition of C.

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
2.
For the petition by which Claverie sought the grant of the office, see TNA SC 8/286/14286, where the endorsed response clearly states that Claverie should only have the office upon the conclusion of the term granted to Mestre.
49

26 May 1341 . Westminster . For Ramon Lagut .

Inspeximus of letters patent of Bernat-Etz [V], lord of Lebreto, de Albret , kt , lieutenant and captain general in the duchy of Aquitaine , and Oliver de Ingham, kt , seneschal of Gascony under the seal of the court of Gascony, and the seals of the lieutenant and seneschal in these words:

16 September 1340 . Burd' Bordeaux .

Grant of Albret and Ingham to Ramon Lagut, damoiseau , for the service that he has done in the present Gascon war, and so that he will continue in the same, and having consideration of the injuries and damage that he has suffered in that service and continues to suffer of 100 l.bord. of an annual rent upon the communs ( comuni ) 1 of the places of Moichidanum Mussidan and Sanctus Sesterus Saint-Astier which pertain to the king, by the advice and counsel of the king's council there. They further grant that he should take the same in person or by deputy by the hands of the collectors of the communes during the king's pleasure.

The king has granted and confirmed the letters of the lieutenant and seneschal, and wishes and grants that Lagut take the same for his life.

By p.s.

1.
The 'commun' was a tax paid to the duke of Aquitaine in Périgord.
50

22 April 1341 . Westminster . For Pey Maurin .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony, or his lieutenant, that having heard the complaint of Maurini Pey Maurin, citizen and merchant of Burdeg' Bordeaux upon the recovery of the sum of money for wine that he sold to Leybourn' Gerald Edward, called de Leybourne, merchant and citizen of Burdeg' Bordeaux , 1 and on the damages which have been sustained by Maurin by the delay in payment, and he should cause full and speedy justice to be done to him just as ought to be done by right and according to the fors and customs there. It has been shown to the king on Maurin's behalf that Edward has acknowledged to have received from Maurin 49 tuns and two pipes of good wine to be carried to the port of the city of London in a ship called la Margarete of Sandwicus Sandwich of which Brige Thomas de Bridge was master, which wine Maurin sold to Edward for 65 l.st. to be paid to Maurin within two months of the receipt of the wine in the port of London just as is contained in letters under the seals of the executor of Bordeaux and of Edward, and by public instruments which Maurin has in his possession, but Edward now unjustly refuses payment to Maurin's damage and harm against the form of the letters and instruments upon which a remedy is requested for Maurin.

1.
This inhabitant of Bordeaux may be of English origin, but his name may have been 'Odoart' and changed to 'Edward' in chancery.
51
1
1.
A note in the margin states 'Void because above'. The entry is inverted, and has been crossed out perhaps because of the inversion, with another copy being placed the right way up on the same membrane.

For Johan de Béarn.

52

Grant to Johan de Béarn for his service and his losses in that service of the Saugon baylie of Saujon in Xanton' Saintonge with its issues, emoluments and other appurtenances which baylie is in the hands of the king's enemies, holding the same for the term of his life from as soon as it happens to return to the king's hands, with the proviso that on Béarn's death the baylie should revert to the king and his heirs. Béarn has requested by his petition exhibited before the king and his council that the king will wish to grant the baylie to him in recompense for his service in Gascony and Scotia Scotland , and for the loss of his horses, harness and other goods, the king having received certification of this from Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony and Usus Maris Antonio Usodimare, constable of Bordeaux , certification being made by the king's order.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
53

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, or their lieutenants, that they should cause full and peaceful possession of the baylie [of Saujon] with its appurtenances to be delivered to Johan [de Béarn] as soon as it happens to return to the king's hands.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
54

4 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . To bring the men of Bayonne to agreement .

Order to Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony to go to the city of Baion' Bayonne if he is able, and restore order, and if those involved in the dispute and others do not wish that Puyano Pey de Poyanne remains as mayor, then he is to persuade him to go to the king in England who will provide for his estate. He is to do this amicably if he is able, but if he encounters some reluctance or difficulty he is to remove Poyanne from this office without delay, and is to ordain for the good governance of the city with the counsel of the king's liegemen, so that the city remains faithful and secure. The king has been given to understand that there is dangerous trouble ( periculosa turbacio ) in Bayonne because Poyanne, by pretext of royal letters that requested that the jurats, hundred peers and community of Bayonne appoint Poyanne for the duration of the war without prejudice to their statutes and privileges, took the title of vicar ( vicarius ), and drew the greater part of the city to his party, and made the king's subjects swear an oath to him and not to the king, which the most powerful and rich citizens object to, and great trouble is feared.

The king orders to the seneschal that he is to permit de Villa Arnaut de Bielle , Burdeg' Arnaut de Bordeaux , Lesebay Jacmes de Lesbay , Pey-Ramon Dardy , Villa Pey de Bielle of the Port de Suseye 1 , Villa Pélegrin de Bielle , Villar, de Arnaut Duviella , Villa Pey de Bielle , la Farga Estèbe de Lafargue , Clayrak' Bidau de Claracq , Prat, de Arnaut Duprat , Franc' Guilhem de France , citizens of Bayonne, to provide the ships that they promised for the king's war effort, receive if other mariners receive wages and victuals in the king's service, that they can appoint an admiral, and the seneschal is to aid them. They had offered to find eight to ten ships at their own costs for two months service in the war, to strengthen the Bayonne fleet, in case the king should need the fleet, provided that if the existing ships in the fleet receive wages they do so as well, and that they be allowed to have an admiral.

The seneschal is to request from the jurats, hundred peers and the community that they provide the ten further armed ships and as many galleys for the king's service for two months, which the king previously wrote to them about. The king had requested that they grant them for the two months and if the king needs them for longer, with wages and they should be satisfied with that.

By petition of C.

1.
This Pey de Bielle must surely have lived in the port of Suseye in Bayonne (on the river Nive) which was where the present street known as 'rue de Guilhamin' is. The port of Suseye was the place where the corn was unloaded. This nickname was used to distinguish him from another Pey de Bielle living in Bayonne, particularly the other one appearing in this list.
55

6 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Ramon de Cassagne .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux, or their lieutenants, that they cause 560 l.t. to be assigned to Cassanea Ramon de Cassagne, burgess of Agen , upon the lands of the king's enemies and rebels in the Vasates' Bazadais and Agenes' Agenais , having and taking the same each year until he recovers the lands and tenements that he lost, any gift, assignment or order to the contrary not withstanding; receiving from the same Cassagne his letters of acquittance, and the constable is to be discharged from the same. Cassagne has requested by his petition exhibited before the king that, whereas he has lost his lands and tenements to the value of 1,200 l.t. per annum because he has adhered to the king in the present war in the duchy of Aquitaine, and Bernat-Etz [V], Lebreto, de lord of Albret , lieutenant of the king in the duchy from his own lands and rents assigned to him 640 l.t. in part compensation of the 1,200 l.t. , that the king will wish to assign to him the residual 560 l.t. upon the lands of the king's enemies and rebels in the Bazadais and Agenais, and the king having heard laudable testimony of Cassagne's good conduct towards the king, wishes to show favour to him.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
56

6 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . Concerning the resignation of the office of mayor or vicar of Bayonne .

Request to Puyano Pey de Poyanne, Baion' citizen of Bayonne that he cease persisting in holding the office of mayor or vicar ( vicarius ) of Bayonne against the will of those who oppose him, and give it up to avoid greater danger for the king, and that he come to the king in person to inform the king on this matter and others, and the king will reward him considering his past and future service. The king has heard that there is serious trouble and dissention in Bayonne because of Poyanne's appointment as mayor or vicar, and the king has sent special letters to the jurats and hundred peers of the city to pacify the discord without delay, and ordain for the good governance of the city, because it is not the king's intention that the city's privileges be infringed.

The king informs Poyanne that de Villa Arnaut de Bielle , Burdeg' Arnaut de Bordeaux , Lesebay Jacmes de Lesbay , Pey-Ramon Dardy , de Villa Pey de Bielle of the Port de Suseye 1 , Villa Pélegrin de Bielle , Villar, de Arnaut Duviella , Villa Pey de Bielle , la Farga Estèbe de Lafargue , Clayrak' Bidau de Claracq , Prat, de Arnaut Duprat , Franc' Guilhem de France had offered to find eight to ten ships at their own costs for two months service in the war, to strengthen the Bayonne fleet, in case the king should need the fleet, provided that if the existing ships in the fleet receive wages they do so as well. Poyanne is to discuss the provision of ships with the king's liegmen of Bayonne, and he is to induce them to aid the king further with ten ships and a similar number of galleys too. The king asks to be excused for not observing the agreement with Poyanne, and that what he cannot afford at the moment will be fulfilled in the future.

By petition of C.

1.
This Pey de Bielle must surely have lived in the port of Suseye (on the river Nive) in Bayonne which was where the present street known as 'rue de Guilhamin' is. The port of Suseye was the place where the corn was unloaded. This nickname was used to distinguish him from another Pey de Bielle living in Bayonne, particularly the other one appearing in this list.
57

Same as above For the preparing of the ships for war, and their sending to the king's service .

Request to Villa Arnaut de Bielle , Burdeg' Arnaut de Bordeaux , Jacmes de Lesbay , Pey-Ramon Dardy , Villa Pey de Bielle of the port of Suseye , 1 Villa Pélegrin de Bielle , Villar, de Arnaut Duviella , Villa Pey de Bielle , la Farga Estèbe de Lafargue , Clayrak' Bidau de Claracq , Prat, de Arnaut Duprat , Franc' Guilhem de France , citizens of the city of Baion' Bayonne that they will prepare the ships that Lesebay Guilhem-Pey de Lesbay , their proctor, promised the king to find for the war, and send them for the king's service, and the king hopes that other faithful subjects of the same city will similarly send another ten ships and all their galleys according to the king's request to them, and the king wishes that they will appoint an admiral of the fleet and will have suitable mariners. Guilhem-Pey de Lesbay agreed to find eight to ten ships at the costs of Duviella and the others for two months in aid of the fleet, on condition that if other men of the city receive the king's wages for their ships, then Duviella and the others should take the same.

By K. in parliament. 2

1.
This Pey de Bielle surely inhabited the port of Suseye (on the river Nive) situated in Bayonne in the current street named 'rue de Guilhamin'. The port of Suseye was the place where the corn was unloaded. This nickname was used to distinguish him from others Pey de Bielle living in Bayonne, particularly the other one being in this list.
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
58

12 June 1341 . Westminster . For Pey de Pourrut .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bills that Porut Pey de Pourrut, burgess of Sanctus Severus Saint-Sever has for his wages and those of his men, and having accounted with Pourrut or his attorney for the same, he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is owed from the issues of the duchy as quickly as he is able; receiving from Pourrut his bills and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Pourrut has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his men whom he retained in the king's service for the garrison and defence of the town [of Saint-Sever] against the French enemy, and from the time that he and his men were in the king's service elsewhere in the duchy, just as appears by bills under the constable's seal that he claims to have in his possession, and the king wishes to agree to the request. 1

By petition of C.

1.
For the petition that this entry may well be the response to, see TNA SC 8/286/14262.

For a confirmation for Arnaut-Gassie de Got.

59

3 June 1341 . Westminster .

Confirmation to Gout, Bascul Arnaut-Gassie de Got, called the Basque, lord of Podium Guillelmi Puyguilhem for his good service of the grant and assignment made to him by Bernat-Etz [V], le Breto lord of Albret and Geneva Hugues de Genève, lord of Varrai Varey and Hantona Anthon , lieutenants and captains general in the duchy, and by the seneschal of 110 l.st. in part satisfaction of the 200 l. annuity which the king granted to Got. For the great service that Got has done to E[dward II] and to the king in the wars in the duchy, and for the damage and harm that he has suffered in his castles, lands and vineyards which are destroyed and consumed, the king granted to him by his letters patent the Herbefaver prévôté of Born, Labouheyre, and Mimizan with all its appurtenances in relief of Got's estate, without rendering anything to the king, until the king ordains otherwise for his estate. Subsequently, the king, for Got's service to the king and his progenitors, granted that he should hold the same prévôté for life unless the king for legitimate reasons touching the king and his duchy will order it to be assigned elsewhere, which if it happens, the king grants to Got that, in place of the prévôté, he should take each year 200 l.st. for life from suitable places in the duchy to be assigned to him by the king or the seneschal, just as is more fully contained in the king's letters patent. And afterwards by an indenture made between Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony on the one part, and le Breto Matha d'Albret, lady of Montenak' Montignac and of Gensak Gensac on the other, as part of the agreement contained within it the prévôté or baylie of Born, Labouheyre and Mimizan and other lands in the duchy were granted to Matha d'Albret and her heirs forever for other lands and places that she gave to the king. And because lord d'Albret, as brother and heir of Matha d'Albret, by virtue both of the king's letters to Matha, and the seneschal's letters in the king's name to Bernat-Etz, had the prévôté with other places and castles, lord d'Albret and Genève, lieutenants and captains general in the duchy, and the seneschal, at the request of Got for the 200 l.st. each year which the king promised to grant to him for his life should he ever be removed from the prévôté, assigned to him in part satisfaction of the 200 l.st. , 50 l. from the issues of the prévôté or Baione castellany of Bayonne each year for Got's life by the hand of the prévôt there or his lieutenant, and 60 l.st. from the Aquis prévôté of Dax , which prévôté Got was to hold in person or by proctor or attorney for his life with all high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction, rents, rights, customary payments and appurtenances pertaining to it just as appears by the king's letters patent under the king's seal of the court of Gascony and the seals of Albret and Genève.

By petition of C.

60

Same as above

And it is ordered to the prévôt of Baion' Bayonne that he should make payment of 50 l. to Arnaut[-Gassie de Got] each year for his life, which sum was assigned to be paid to him from the prévôté or castellany [of Bayonne] , and that he should receive from Got or his attorney his letters of acquittance acknowledging receipt of that money, and the prévôt will receive due allowance in his account.

By the same petition.

61

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that he should cause the Aquis prévôté of Dax to be delivered to Arnaut[-Gassie de Got] with all high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction, rents, rights, customary payments and appurtenances pertaining to it.

By the same bill.

For the mayor, jurats and community of the city of Dax.

62

25 May 1341 . Westminster .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux that having obtained fuller information with those of the king's council of those parts and others whom they wish to call as to the damage or prejudice to the king or anyone else and what damage that will be if the king grants the request of the mayor, jurats and community of Aquen' Dax , they are to send certification of what they find to the king under the king's seal used in the duchy without delay together with this writ. The mayor, jurats and community have requested that the king will wish to grant that all the citizens, merchants, neighbours and inhabitants of the city be quit of the payment of the toll called the great custom ( magna custuma ) received for wine at Burdeg' Bordeaux for the great sums of money that they have expended around the fortification and enclosure of the city both with walls, ditches, barbicans, bride , 1 springalds and other necessaries for the defence of the city against the attacks of the king's enemies, without any subsidy from the king or elsewhere.

By petition of C.

1.
A brida was a siege engine of the same kind as a trebuchet.
63

30 May 1341 . Westminster .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux that having obtained fuller information of all and singular touching the request of the mayor, jurats and community of Aquen' Dax and the value of the toll of Dax, they are to send certification of what they find to the king under the king's seal used in the duchy without delay together with these present letters so that upon viewing the same the king and his council can consider what ought to be done. On the behalf of the mayor, jurats and community it has been requested that the king will wish to grant for the term of 40 years the toll that the king has been accustomed to receive in the city of Dax which is valued at no more than 24 l.st. per annum in aid of their expenses in the repair of the ancient walls and towers of that city, and building of new walls outside of the old ones in parts of the city which used to be enclosed by a pale, for the salvation of the city, and so that it was better able to resist the king's enemies.

By petition of C.

For Arnaut-Bernat d'Armagnac.

64

Grant to Darmanhak Arnaut-Bernat d'Armagnac in recompense for his service to the king in his Gascon wars and elsewhere, for an assignment of 100 l.st. per annum made to him by John Darcy, late the king's lieutenant in Gascony, and also of the damage, harm and injury that he has suffered on occasion of the war, of the place and land of Seint Gyng Saint-Gein and of Frons Bovis Rondeboeuf , of Juliacum Juliac , and the place of Mansum de Sancte Quiterie Mas Sainte-Quitterie , Mirus Mons Miramont with the Florencia baylie of Fleurance , with the issues, profits, rights and other appurtenances of the places, and the emoluments of the wood called le Ramer Le Ramier , which lands and places are in the hands of the king's enemies and rebels. Having the same as soon as they return to the king's hands for the term of his life, any assignment or order on the premises to the contrary notwithstanding, on the condition that after Armagnac's death the same should revert to the king and his heirs.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
65

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants to cause the lands and places granted to Arnaut[-Bernat d'Armagnac] to be delivered to him.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
66

Order to the constable of Bordeaux, or his lieutenant, that having accounted with Darmanhak' Arnaut-Bernat d'Armagnac , or his attorney, for his wages and horse compensation ( de restauro equorum ), he should make payment to him or his attorney or a suitable assignment elsewhere of what he is able to find is owed from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine, or from the first money that the king sends there without delay; and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Armagnac has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his men-at-arms both mounted and on foot, and for the horse compensation for those lost in the king's service from the time that he and his men stood in the king's service in the war in the duchy of Aquitaine, and also for Armagnac's wages by reason of his being retained by John Darcy, late lieutenant of the king in the duchy , and the king wishes favourably to agree to the request.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
67

8 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Arnaut Micol .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony or the constable of Bordeaux, or their lieutenants, that having accounted with Arnaut Micol or his attorney for his wages and compensation for horses, he should make payment to him or his attorney of what he is able to find is owed from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine if that can be done, or from the first money that the king sends there, or by an assignment upon the issues of the Vasatum prévôté of Bazas and the Vasaten' Bazadais when that prévôté returns to the king's hands as it is not currently in them, the seneschal and constable having first diligently informed themselves of the value of the same. Micol is to hold the same until he is fully satisfied for the wages and horse compensation, orders or letters of the king to the contrary notwithstanding, and the constable is to be discharged in his account of whatever sums of money Micol receives. Micol has requested that the king will wish to make payment or an assignment to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his men-at-arms and 25 serjeants on foot from the time that he and his men stood in the king's service in the war in the duchy, and for the restaur of horses lost in the king's service in the same war, and the king wishes to agree to the request for Micol's service.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
68

Same as above For Johan Toscanan .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Tuscanan Johan Toscanan for his wages and those of his company and horse compensation, he should make payment to him from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine if he is able to make prompt payment from it, or otherwise from the money that the king is sending there, receiving from Toscanan his letters and bills if he has any, and his letters of acquittance by which the constable can have due allowance in his account. Toscanan has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his company from the time that he and his men stood in the king's service in the king's Gascon war, and for the compensation for horses lost in the king's service, and the king wishes favourably to agree to the request. 1

By petition of C.

1.
For the petition to which this entry may in part have been the response, see TNA SC 8/210/10466.
69

13 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Hélias de Pommiers .

Inspeximus of letters patent sealed under the king's seal of the court of Gascony in these words:

10 December 1336 . Burd' Bordeaux .

Letters of Oliver de Ingham, kt , seneschal of Gascony retaining Pomeriis Hélias de Pommiers, canon of Vasaten' Bazas , in the king and duke's council, as a man of experience, for the annual fee of 100 l.bord. to be paid to him in equal portions at Easter and Michaelmas from the issues of the duchy.

The king has ratified the letters.

By petition of C.

For Auger de Castillon

70

27 May 1341 . Westminster .

Inspeximus of letters patent of Bernat-Etz [V], lord of Lebreto, de Albret and Geneva Hugues de Genève, lord of Varrai Varey and Hanton' Anthon , kts and captains general in the duchy, and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony sealed under the king's seal of the court of Gascony and the seals of Albret, Genève and Ingham in these words:

13 March 1341 . Burd' Bordeaux .

Grant by Albret, Genève and Ingham to Chastolhone, Moyssidanus Auger de Castillon, called de Mussidan, damoiseau of the king , for his good service which he continues to do, and for coming into the king's obedience voluntarily, and for his losses and injuries that he has sustained in that service, of 200 l.bord. of annual rent in and upon the 'commun' ( commune ) 1 of Sanctus Asterius Saint-Astier with its appurtenances for his life; holding the same, and taking the fruits, issues and profits of the commune each year in person or by an attorney for all his life, or from wheresoever the king assigns that sum to be taken, provided that should the issues exceed the value of 200 l.bord. of annual rent, Castillon will be bound to answer Albret, Genève and Ingham for the excess.

The king confirms the grant, and wishes and grants that Castillon should have and take the same for his life according to the form of the gift of Albret and the others.

By p.s.

1.
The 'commun' was a tax paid to the duke of Aquitaine in Périgord.
71

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, or their lieutenants, to cause Auger [de Castillon] or his attorney to have the 200 l.bord. to be taken in and upon the 'commun' of Sanctus Asterius Saint-Astier 1 for his life. 2

1.
For the 'commun' tax, see the previous entry.
2.
This entry has been squeezed in between entries entry 70 and entry 72 .
72

Same as above

To all and singular captains, seneschals, constables, officials, castellans, prévôts, vicomtes and all other ministers and faithful subjects in the duchy.

Letters of protection granted to the dean and chapter of the Sanctus Emilianus church of Saint-Émilion , their men, benefices, lands, rents and possessions, as the king, wishing to show them favour has received him and them into his protection and safe-keeping. They are to be maintained, protected and defended from injury, damage and harm, and amends should be made to them for any forfeitures that they have suffered without delay.

By K.

For the making of payments or assignments

73

28 May 1341 . Westm' Westminster

Order to the constable of Bordeaux, or his lieutenant, that having accounted with Gassie Arnaud or his attorney for his wages, if he has not already done so, he should make payment to him or otherwise a suitable assignment from the issues of the duchy without delay, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. Arnaud has requested that the king will make payment to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his men-at-arms, both mounted and on foot from the time that he and his men stood in the king's service in the duchy of Aquitaine, and the king wishes favourably to agree to the request. 1

By petition of C.

The following have similar letters of the king under the same date:

1.
For the petition to which this is the response, see TNA, SC 8/292/14595. According to this petition Gassie Arnaud and his companions were in the king's service in Bourg .
2.
For the petition for which it is the response, see TNA SC 8/286/14297. Bernat de Parras said there that he is burgess of Saint-Sever .
3.
Possibly an Arnaut-Guilhem de Doazit .
4.
For the petition from Conge and others, for which this may be a part response, see TNA SC 8/292/14595.
5.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
74

Same as above 1

Order to the same as above, mutatis mutandis Luc, de Bernat Duluc, prior of Sanctus Severus Saint-Sever , 2 has requested [that the king will wish to make payment to him] of various sums of money that the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his men-at-arms, both mounted and on foot, and for compensation for horses lost in the king's service from the time that he and his men stood in the king's service in the duchy of Aquitaine.

By petition of C.

The following have similar letters of the king under the same date:

74.7

12 June 1341 . Westminster .

By petition of C.

1.
As this entry, for its dating clause, simply states ' Teste ut supra ', it is not clear whether the dating refers to the dating of entry 73 , the last full entry above, or to the dating of entry 73.7 . The latter has been adopted here.
2.
The prior of the cloister of Saint-Sever was the second of the abbots of Saint-Sever. Bernat Duluc (or de Luc) was in 1330 monk chamberlain of the abbey of Saint-Sever. See Chartes et documents hagiographiques de l'abbaye de Saint-Sever (Landes) (988-1359) , ed. G. Pon and J. Cabanot, vol. II (Dax, 2010), p.646, no.199.
3.
He is possibly a member of the important burgess family of Bordeaux of the Soler (or Soulé).
75

Same as above 1

Order to the same that having accounted with Gordonis Simon Gourdon , or his attorney, for his wages and those of his company, he should make payment to him or satisfaction from the issues of the duchy or from other money of the king's that he has in his custody, the grant of 12 d. a day to Gordonis Guilhem Gourdon, son of the same Simon for his sustenance and that of his mother, brother and sisters to be taken from the issues of the duchy notwithstanding; receiving from Gourdon or his attorney his letters of acquittance attesting to, and [the constable] will receive due allowance in his account. Gourdon has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his company for the time that they stood in the king's service in the duchy of Aquitaine, and the king wishes favourably to agree to the request.

By petition of C.

1.
As this entry, for its dating clause, simply states ' Teste ut supra ', it is not clear whether the dating refers to the dating of entry 73 , the last full entry above, or to the dating of entry 74.7 . The latter has been adopted here.
76

6 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Guilhem Barbe of Bourg .

Order to the same that having accounted with Barba Guilhem Barbe of Burgh' Bourg for his wages, if he has not already done so, he should make payment to him from the issues of the duchy or by a suitable assignment elsewhere without delay, and the king wishes that [the constable] will be discharged for the sums of money paid to Barbe. Barbe has requested that the king will make payment or other satisfaction to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to him for the compensation for his horse lost in the king's service from the time that he stood in the king's service in the duchy of Aquitaine when the town of Bourg was taken by the enemies and rebels of the king, and the king wishes favourably to agree to the request.

By petition of C.

77

6 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Barrau de Queyran .

Grant for life to Cairano, de Barrau de Queyran, citizen of Agenn' Agen of the keepership of the castle and Marmand' castellany of Marmande when the same should come back into the king's hands, taking the customary fee and wages for the same, any gifts to the contrary notwithstanding. Queyran has requested that the king will grant to him the castle and castellany, which is currently occupied by the king's enemy in recompense of his service to the king, he, his parents and friends having lost all their goods and rents which they had in the city of Agen, and their houses ( domus et hospitia ) in the city have been demolished by the king's French enemy, and his wife, brothers and parents have been expelled from the town because of Queyran's adherence to the king, and the king wishes to grant the request having heard laudable testimony of Queyran's good conduct towards the king in the war, and for his service done and to be done. 1

By petition of C. in parliament, 2 and by the testimony of the Lebreto, de lord of Albret .

1.
For the order to make livery of the office to Queyran, see entry 145 . For related entries, see entry 78 and entry 106 . For the petition that this was in part the response, see TNA SC 8/290/14480.
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).

For the same.

78

Confirmation for the good conduct of Cairano Barrau de Queyran, burgess of Agenn' Agen , that the king has heard testimony of, and for his good service done and to be done, of the grant to Queyran by Bernat-Etz [V], Lebreto, de lord of Albret , Geneva Hugues de Genève, lord of Varey and Hanton' Anthon , lieutenants in the duchy, and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony in part remuneration for his good service done and to be done, and recompense of his damage and injury and his goods and rents that he has lost in Agen to the value of 300 l.bord. annual rent, of 300 l.bord. annual rent to be taken from the issues of the treasury of Agen and from the goods of the king's rebels and enemies in the dioceses of Agenn' Agen and Vasaten' Bazas , taking the same at Christmas and Easter by equal portions until his lands and rents that he has lost are wholly recovered. 2

By petition of C. in parliament, 3 and by the testimony of the lord of Albret .

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
2.
For the petition that this was in part the response, see TNA SC 8/290/14480.
3.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
79

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony or Agenais, or his lieutenant, that they should cause to be paid to Barrau [de Queyran] the 300 l.bord. [granted to him in entry 78 ] from the issues of the treasury of Agen and the goods of the king's rebels and enemies in the dioceses of Agenn' Agen and Vaseten' Bazas each year at the terms.

By the same petition.

80

29 May 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . Royal letters of credence sent to various Gascon men .

Letters of credence to Guilhem-Ramon, lord of Calvo Monte, de Caumont , informing him that the king will be sending messengers to the duchy to whom the king has imparted his will, and that one of these is Master Lekebone Johan de Lucbon , who bears this letter, and Caumont is to give full credence to what he will tell him in person. The king is aware of Caumont's loyalty and the danger he has exposed himself to against the king's enemies, and the king hopes to reward him for this with God's favour.

Similar letters are directed to the following:

81

12 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Arnaut de Poyloaut .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Pulaud' Arnaut de Poyloaut, king's valet , for his wages, they should cause to be assigned to him the profits from striking money from Poyloaut's own bullion or plate at the king's mints or exchanges of Burdegal' Bordeaux or Aquen' Dax and which ought to pertain to the king; and having accounted with him and made the assignment they should receive from Poyloaut his bills or letters if he has any, and his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account; with the proviso that Poyloaut is not to impede the workings of the mints or exchanges, nor should others submit their bullion or plate to the king's mints or exchanges by the avowal of Poyloaut so that Poyloaut takes the king's profits. Poyloaut has requested that the king will wish to grant those emoluments to him in satisfaction of various sums of money that the king is bound to him for his wages from the time that he stood in the king's service in the king's war in the duchy, Poyloaut taking the same until he is fully satisfied for what is owed to him, and the king wishes favourably to agree to the request.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
82

2 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Guiraut de Piis . 1

Grant to Master Pinibus Guiraut de Piis, king's clerk and procurator in Gascony that he should take 12 d. daily from the first issues of the duchy from the time that the king previously granted to him 100 l.t. to be taken from the goods of Bérart de Serres and his brothers, the king's rebels and enemies, the same to be taken until Piis is able to recover the places that he has lost. Piis has requested, by his petition exhibited before the king and his council, that the king will wish to assign him the 12 d. because the king previously in recompense for Piis' damages and harm sustained because of the war between the king and the French, granted to him the 100 l.t. , but Piis has been unable to take it because of certain impediments, and the king wishes to agree to the request for the great service done and to be done by Piis. 2

By C. in parliament. 3

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
2.
For the grant of the 12 d. to Piis see entry 161 .
3.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).

For Ramon de Cassagne.

83

Ratification for the good conduct of Cassanea Ramon de Cassagne, burgess of Agenn' Agen that the king has heard testimony of the grant by letters patent to Cassagne by Bernat-Etz [V], Lebreto, de lord of Albret , Geneve Hugues de Genève, lord of Vareys Varey and Hanton' Anthon , lieutenants in the duchy, and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony for Cassagne's damages and losses sustained because of his adherence to the king in the present war in Gascony, of the office of treasurer of Agen taking the customary fees and wages, any order of the king to the contrary notwithstanding.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
84

10 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley .

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants that they should permit Ramon [de Cassagne] to take the wages and fee [for the office of treasurer of Agen] according to the tenor of the king's letters. 1

By C. in parliament. 2

1.
The entry has been squeezed in between entries entry 83 and entry 85 .
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).

For Master Bidau de Sort.

85

Confirmation during pleasure of the appointment made by Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony , by the deliberation of the king's council there, of Master Sorte Bidau de Sort, clerk to the exercising of the office of procurator in the king's name in the town and Sanctus Severus prévôté of Saint-Sever and the resort of the same, and also in all of the seneschalcy of Lande the Landes , being paid 50 l.bord. for his annual fee at Easter and Michaelmas from the king's money or from the issues of the duchy during the king's pleasure, just as more fully appears by the king's letters patent under the king's seal of the court of Gascony which have been exhibited before the king.

By petition of C.

86

Order to the constable of Bordeaux, or his lieutenant, that having accounted with Master Sorte Bidau de Sort, king's clerk for his wages, if he has not already done so, then he is to make payment to him of what he finds is due from the issues of the duchy or from the first money that the king is sending to those parts, or by a suitable assignment from the issues without delay; receiving from Sort his bills and letters of acquittance and the king will make allowance to him in his account. Sort has requested that the king will cause payment to be made to him of the sum of 926 l. 11 s. 6 d.bord. in which the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his company they being retained in the king's service in the present Gascon war just as more fully appears by various bills under the constable's seal which Sort has in his possession.

By petition of C.

87

8 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Johan de Saint-Symphorien, lord of Landiras . 1

Order to the seneschal of Gascony that he should cause high and low justice in the parishes of Illatz Illats , Lassatz Louchats , Gilouz Guillos , Braks Brax and Sanctus Michael de Ripa Frigida Saint-Michel-de-Rieufret to be delivered to Sancto Simphoriano, de Johan de Saint-Symphorien, lord of Landirans Landiras , son and heir of Sancto Simphoriano, de Galhart de Saint-Symphorien , with rights, liberties, emoluments and profits pertaining to that justice in those parishes, according to the letters of the king's father to Saint-Symphorien's grandfather, and the king's confirmation to Saint-Symphorien's father, reserving the justice in the Ousten' parish of Hostens to the king and his heirs, notwithstanding gifts, assignments or confirmations made by the king or his ministers in the duchy of Aquitaine to Andriu [I de Budos], lord of Budos , or others of the parishes after the making of the confirmation by the king to Saint-Symphorien's father and his heirs. Edward II , by his letters patent of 8 June 1308 for the great service of Russel Jean Roussel, kt. , to Edward I , granted to Roussel and his heirs forever the justice in those parishes with that of the parish of Hostens with the profits and emoluments pertaining to them for certain services and money, as long as the value of the same did not exceed 100 l.chip per annum ; and if the value of the same did exceed 100 l.chip. then the grant and the king's letters were to be void. 2 And afterwards at the request of Sancto Simphoriano, de Galhart de Saint-Symphorien, late lord of Landirans Landiras , marshal of the king's armies in Gascony , son and heir of Russel Jean Roussel, kt. and because of the service of Roussel to the king's grandfather and father in Scotland, Gascony and elsewhere, and of Galhart's service to the king in his wars in the duchy, and also for Galhart's damages and losses sustained in the king's service, the king confirmed the grant that his father had made to Roussel, since the same was not valued in excess of 100 l.ch. and some of the parishes were in the hands of the king's French enemies, the king at the request of Galhart removing the clause relating to the voiding of the letters, and the confirmation reserving the justice in the parish of Hostens to the king and his heirs. Now Johan de Saint-Symphorien has requested that the king will put the confirmation into execution because Galhart, his father died in the king's service before it could be done, and the king for Johan de Saint-Symphorien's laudable service to the king, both overseas and in the duchy, wishes to agree to the request.

By petition of C. in parliament. 3

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
2.
For the original grant to Jean Roussel, see Rôles Gascons IV, ed. Y. Renouard (Paris-London, 1962), pp.46-7, no.107, though the grant is dated 8 June 1308 and not 8 July as recorded in this entry.
3.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
88

25 May 1341 . Westminster . For Thomas d'Albret concerning a grant to him of the land of Bertran de Montlau .

Grant for life to le Breto, de Thomas d'Albret of all the lands with appurtenances which were Monlawe Bertran de Montlau's , enemy and rebel of the king, which lands were confiscated into the king's hands because of Montlau's adherence to the enemies of the king, on condition that after Albret's death the same land should revert to the king and his heirs. The grant is made to Albret for his service and the harm that he has suffered, he having been captured by the king's French enemies, and still remaining in terrible captivity, and also because Albret wishing to bring the lord of Calvo Monte, de Caumont to the king's side, at the king's request granted to Caumont the 40 l. annuity which the king had assigned to Albret for his life upon the prévôté of the Umbrar', Burdeg' Ombrière of Bordeaux .

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
89

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux to deliver to Thomas [d'Albret] the land [granted to him in 88 ]. 1

1.
The entry has been squeezed in between entries 83 and 85 .
90

2 June 1341 . Westminster . For Arnaut-Gassie du Foussat concerning wages .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bills of Fossato Arnaut-Gassie du Foussat, lord of Tohas Thouars , for his wages and those of his men from the time that they stood in the king's service, and having accounted with him for the same he should make payment to him of a suitable assignment from the issues of the duchy or from the money that the king is sending to the duchy without delay; receiving from Foussat the bills and his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Foussat has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him for the various sums of money that the king is bound to him in for his wages and those of his men, mounted and on foot, from the time that they stood in the king's service in the wars in the duchy just as appears by various bills under the seal of the constable which Foussat has in his possession.

By petition of C.

91

30 May 1341 . Westminster . For the men of the city of Dax .

Grant to the mayor, jurats and worthy men of Aquen' Dax , for their constancy and loyalty to the king and his house, disregarding personal danger and detriment to their goods, that the city, high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction, lordship, homages and fealties of the city or jurisdiction pertaining to the city and Aquen' prévôté of Dax will not by put out of the king's hands by sale, gift, or exchange, except to heirs of the king of England, and nor will he grant superior justice to anyone, but justice relating to the city will wholly be reserved to the king in the special royal chamber.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
92

6 June 1341 . Tower of London . For Bernat de Harambeltz for matters to be inquired of .

Order to Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony or his lieutenant that he, by all means that he considers appropriate according to the customs of those parts inquire as to whether the three houses of Arrampz' Bernat de Harambeltz, burgess of the Aquens' city of Dax lately built outside of the walls of the city abbutting the gate were demolished, for what reason it was done, and what they were valued at before demolition, and what other damages Harambeltz has suffered because of this, and he should send certification of what he finds to the king in chancery under the king's seal used in the duchy with all speed that he is able so that the king is able to compensate him of what he ought by right to have. Harambeltz has requested that the king will wish to satisfy him for his losses and damages as the three houses were demolished by order of Ingham and Berne, Lespes Bernat de Béarn, called l'Aspès , captain of the city of Dax for the fortifying and security of the city against the enemy, and Harambeltz has inccurred losses as a consequence amounting to 68 l.st. , and the king wishes to be certified on the matter.

By petition of C.

93

6 June 1341 . Tower of London . For Guiraut de Laroque .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the prévôt of the Umbraria, Burdeg' Ombriére of Bordeaux that having heard the complaint of la Rook Guiraut de Laroque, merchant of Vascon' Gascony , and having obtained fuller information upon the taking of the ship carrying his wine by all ways and means that they are able, they should do full and speedy justice to Laroque just as by right and according to the customs of those parts ought to be done. The king has received complaint from Laroque that he had put 58 tuns of wine of Rabasteyns Rabastens in a ship called Sanctus Johannes whose master was Martin Esmerillion at Burdeg' Bordeaux to be carried to Flandr Flanders , and that Mannyng' Robert Manning of Dertemuth' Dartmouth and certain other malefactors by force and arms boarded the ship when it was anchored in the Gerond' Gironde 1 and took the ship and wine to Cork in Hibern' Ireland and sold the wine to Laroque's great damage and to the impoverishment of his position, for which he has requested remedy, and the king wishes justice to be done in the recovery of the wine and his damages.

By petition of C.

1.
The name Gironde named then the estuary of Gironde as well as the river Garonne up to La Réole .
94

8 June 1341 . Tower of London . For Jaufré de Laforêt .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the letters that de la Forest Jaufré de Laforêt has, and having obtained fuller information, if he is able to find that Laforêt was captured at the fall of the Blavia town of Blaye , and lost horse, harness and other things to the value of 247 rials ( floreni regales ) and has not received anything for them, then he should pay Laforêt the same sum from the first money that comes into his hands from the issues of the duchy, receiving from Laforêt the letters and his letters of acquittance attesting to the receipt of the money, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Laforêt has requested that the king will wish to satisfy him for those losses that he sustained when he was in the company of Lebreto, de Bérart [I] d'Albret when the town of Blaye was taken by the king's French enemies, 1 which losses amount to 247 rials as is attested by letters under the seal of the seneschal of Gascony that Laforêt has in his possession.

By petition of C.

1.
When Blaye was took by the French in 1339.
96

1 June 1341 . Westminster . For Guilhem Ferréol .

4 November 1340 . Veyriacum Vérac .

Grant by Albret, Genève and Ingham to Ferroll' Guilhem Ferréol, damoiseau for the good service that he has done and in future will do, and also because he came to the king's obedience voluntarily and on account of this is exposing himself to danger and loss, of the fourth part of Villa Francha Villefranche[-du-Queyran] to Ferréol which he had had by reason of a gift made by Ferroll' Estèbe Ferréol, lately deceased , his uncle ( advunculus seu papo ) with high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction of the same; saving the usufruct of the same to Guilhem Ferréol's father; and also the baylie of Villefranche with all high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction ( merum et mixtum inperium ac alta et bassa juridicio ) in Villefranche and its appurtenances which the king and duke has, and is accustomed to have, as advised by the king's counsellors. He is to hold all of the same in person, or by a deputy, all usurpers being removed, for as long as it is the king's will and that of the grantors.

For the good service of Ferréol the king confirms the grant of Albret, Genève and Ingham, and grants that he should have the same for his life, gifts made or to be made to the contrary notwithstanding.

By petition of C. in parliament, 1 and by the testimony of lord of Albret.

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
97

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony or his lieutenant that they cause the fourth part of the place of Villefranche[-du-Queyran] and the baylie of the same with all high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction pertaining to the place and baylie to Guilhem [Ferréol] , any gifts made or to be made to the contrary notwithstanding.

By petition of C.

98

28 May 1341 . Westminster . For the confirmation of privileges for the mayor, jurats and community of the city of Dax .

Confirmation to the mayor, jurats and community of the Aquen' city of Dax for the great service that they have done to the king's progenitors, late kings of England and dukes of Aquitaine, and do for the king, and for the loss and injury both in their bodies and things and goods expended in the defence of the king's rights of their liberties, customs and privileges granted to them by charter or letters of the king's progenitors. 1

By petition of C. in parliament. 2

1.
For a later confirmation of this confirmation early in the reign of Richard II, see entry in C 61/94 .
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
99

1 June 1341 . Westminster . For Arnaut-Gassie, lord of Thouars, for information .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to obtain information as to whether the granting of the request of Arnaut-Gassie, lord of Toars Thouars , can be done without damage to the king or anyone else, and send certification of what they find together with their advice to the king under the king's seal used in the duchy together with this writ. The lord of Thouars has requested that the king would retain his lordship of Thouars and the inhabitants of the same place in the king's possession with appeal ( resortum ) to the seneschalcy of Agenais, and that he and his lordship and the inhabitants in the same be exempted from the jurisdiction of the Vyane, Viane bastide of Vianne or to any other town or bastide, since the place of Toars Thouars and the inhabitants of the same of the lordship of the lord of Thouars and his ancestors, have from time out of memory made appeals to the bastide of Vianne, but the same bastide has now been granted to Insula Gaston de L'Isle by the king.

By petition of C.

100

28 May 1341 . Westminster . For Guilhem Gourdon of Bourg for the payment of money .

Grant to Gordonis Guilhem Gourdon of Burgum Bourg , king's clerk , that the 12 d.st. a day or the value in other money that the king previously granted to Gourdon during pleasure to be taken from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine for the sustenance of Gourdon, his father, mother, brothers and sisters until provision can be made for Gourdon to take the same sum from any office or baylie at the king's will, should be taken, as long as Gourdon conducts himself well towards the king or until provision can be made for the sum to be taken from and office of baylie. Gourdon had requested that the king would make some provision for him and his family since they relinquished their houses which they had in the Burgum town of Bourg after the time that the town was taken by the king's French enemy because they wished to remain loyal to the king, and they came to Burdeg' Bordeaux and did not have anything to sustain them. The king granted the 12 d. for the great costs and labours that Gourdon had sustained in the king's service, and now revises the grant for the good and great service that Gourdon has for a long time done and in the future will do. 1

By petition of C.

1.
For the order to pay the sum, see entry 199 .
101

4 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Bernat de Harambeltz .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bills that Arrampetz Bernat de Harambeltz has concerning his wages, and having accounted with him if he has not already done so, he should make payment to him or a suitable assignment from the issues of the duchy or from the money that the king is sending to the duchy for what he will find is due; receiving from Harambeltz the bills and his letters of acquittance, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. Harambeltz has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of various sums of money in which the king is bound to him for his wages from the time that he stood in the king's service in the present Gascon War, he having been retained by Oliver de Ingham , seneschal of Gascony just as more fully appears by various bills under the seal of the constable which Harambeltz has in his possession, and the king wishes to agree favourably to the same.

By petition of C.

102

28 May 1341 . Westminster . For Pey de Grailly, vicomte de Benauges and Castillon .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony that having called before him the king's procurator and the Sanctus Emilio mayor and jurats of the town of Saint-Émilion , and having heard the complaint of Greyliaco Pey [II] de Grailly , vicomte of Benaugiarum Benauges and Castellion Castillon , upon the injuries done to him concerning claims to jurisdiction in the place of Perefita Pierrefitte , and having taken full advisement with the king's council of those parts he should do full justice in the matter just as by right and according to the fors and customs of thos parts ought to be done, the letters surreptitiously obtained by the mayor and jurats or other things not withstanding. On the behalf of Grailly it has been shown to the king that Grailly ought to have, and he and his predecessors as vicomtes were accustomed to have from time out of memory, all high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction in the place of Pierrefitte which is in the jurisdiction of the vicomté within the honour and power of Castillon, and the king's procurator and the mayor and jurats, by the pretext of certain letters obtained by the mayor and jurats, alleging that Pierrefitte is in the jurisdiction of the Sancto Emilio, de town of Saint-Émilion propose to remove Grailly from possession of the jurisdiction in Pierrefitte, although a plea is pending between the parties, and the vicomte is daily harrassed and disturbed in his possession of the jurisdiction, by which the vicomte has requested that the king will revoke and annul the letters which were unjustly obtained in his prejudice.

By petition of C.

103

1 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Jacmes de Lesbay of Bayonne . 1

Commitment of power to Jebennis Hugues de Genève, lord of Varey Varey and Hanton' Anthon and Usus Maris Niccolò Usodimare, constable of Bordeaux , or their lieutenants, to hold the case and proceed properly in the appeal concerning Jacmes de Lesbay in the duchy, and in a suitable place, and to cancel what has been done since the appeals and restore it to the state it was in beforehand, and to determine the appeals, and granting sufficient coercive powers to do this. The king has received Lesbay's complaint that an ordinance was made by the Baion' mayor of Bayonne that each ship of Bayonne carrying wine to England ought to return to Baion' Bayonne charged with corn under a certain penalty; and afterwards Ansete, de Martin d'Anzieta, master of a ship called la Dieulagard of Bayonne , ignorant of the ordinance, came to England to Bristoll' Bristol , and discharged his cargo of wine and charged it with the king's wool by the king's order and sailed to Burdeg' Bordeaux with the wool. The mayor of Bayonne demanded 200 m.st. from Lesbay, the owner of the ship, because the ship, according to the ordinance, had not returned charged with corn, and arrested Lesbay and detained him in the Baion' castle of Bayonne . Lesbay appealed to the seneschal of Gascony on account of default of justice. Afterwards, and contrary to Lesbay's appeal made to the seneschal of Gascony on account of the default of justice, the mayor wishing to delay the appeal prohibited his notary, upon the pain of losing his office from allowing instruments relating to the appeal to be delivered to Lesbay in Lesbay's prejudice, and in contempt of the king's court of Gascony. And then the mayor, to labour Lesbay in obtaining his justice, put an appeal into the king, and got a citation against the king's seneschal and judge in Gascony and against Lesbay to appear before the king on 1 June. And because, in such cases it is not usual to appeal to the king's hearing, and because the seneschal and judge, and Lesbay cannot leave the duchy and appear before the king, because of the war without great danger, Lesbay has requested a remedy.

By petition of C.

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '
104

1 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For an exchange for Bernat Ferrand .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants that they should diligently discuss the request of Ferandi Bernat Ferrand concerning land in Bordeaux with those of the king's council of those parts whom they consider most suitable and knowing the truth of the matter, and if they find that an exchange is more beneficial to the king than restoring the land to Ferrand, then the king commits full power to them to put the exchange into effect according to the customs of those parts or otherwise to restore them. Ferrand has requested that the king will restore to him or make an exchange with him for certain pieces of land in the Burdeg' town of Bordeaux adjoining the walls of the castle of the town which he held from the king in fee and in inheritance which John Travers, late constable of Bordeaux , when he was constable took into the king's hands for certain reasons and built houses on them with the king's money, Ferrand having requested to the seneschal and constable for restitution for them or an exchange for other pieces of land or rents in any other part of the duchy in pertpetuity, but the seneschal and constable did not wish to do so to Ferrand's great damage and disinheritance.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
105

30 May 1341 . Westminster . For Guilhem-Ramon de Madaillan .

Confirmation of the grant made by Bernat-Etz [V], Lebreto, de lord of Albret , kt. and Geneva Hugues de Genève, lord of Varais Varey and Anthon , kt. , captains and lieutenants in the duchy made to Madelhano Guilhem-Ramon de Madaillan and his heirs for the good service he has done and in the future will do to the king of all that right which the king has in the places of Roasanum Rauzan and Pinoliis, de Pineuilh with their appurtenances, and all that land which Guilhem-Amaniu [de Madaillan], father of Guilhem-Ramon , whose heir he is, was accustomed to hold in the Vasaten' diocese of Bazas or Burdeg' Bordeaux both by eviction 1 of the crime of lese-majesty or otherwise ( tam [e]vicione criminis lese maiestatis vel alias quovis modo ) or otherwise, 2 just as is more fully contained in the king's letters patent under the seal of the king's court of Gascony shown before the king and his council.

By petition of C. in parliament. 3

1.
Madaillan may have recovered some of these properties by a judicial decision after coming back to the English allegiance.
2.
The evictio was a notion from Roman Law.
3.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
106

Grant to Cairano, de Barrau de Queyran , for the good service that he has done and in future will do, and in recompense of the damages and injuries that he has sustained because of his adherence to the king which is assessed at 2,000 gold rials ( floreni regales aurei ), of the Marmanda baylie of Marmande which is currently in the hands of the French, holding the same for ten years from as soon as it returns to the king's hands, any gifts or assignments contrary to the grant notwithstanding. 1

By petition of C. in parliament, 2 and by testimony of the Lebreto, de lord of Albret .

1.
For the petition that this was in part the response, see TNA SC 8/290/14480. For related entries, see entry 77 , entry 78 , entry 145 .
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
107

Same as above

Order to the seneschal of Gascony or the seneschal of Agenais or their lieutenants to cause the baylie [of Marmande] to be delivered to Barrau [de Queyran] , any gifts or assignments contrary to the grant notwithstanding. 1

By the same petition.

1.
The entry has been squeezed in between entries.
108

6 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Guihem d'Astaffort .

Grant to Dasta Forti Guilhem d'Astaffort for his good service which the king has heard from praiseworthy sources, and for the service that he will do in the future, and in recompense for his damages and injuries, that he should take, in person or by a deputy, 300 l.t. a year for his life from the issues and profits of the parts of Montjoye Lamontjoie that pertain to the king, and from the goods of rebels now existing in the king's hands. And in case that the same issues and profits of Lamontjoie and the goods of rebels are not sufficient to make the annual payment, or the goods of the rebels are afterwards restored by the king's grace or otherwise no longer pertain to the king, the deficiency in the payment is to be taken from the issues and profits of that part of Valence in the Agenn' diocese of Agen which is the king's, or upon the Podium Mirolli baylie of Puymirol , receiving this for life, gifts and ordinances to the contrary notwithstanding. If the issues of Lamontjoie, or of Valence and the baylie of Puymirol exceed the sum of 300 l.t. , Astaffort is to answer annually to the king for the surplus.

Bernat-Etz [V], lord of Lebreto, de Albret , kt and Geneva Hugues de Genève, lord of Varroi Varey and Hanton' Anthon , kt , lieutenants in the duchy, and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony had found out that Astaffort had come into the king's service willingly, and had behaved loyally to the king, losing his father's house for his adherence, and the Brulhesium archdeaconry of Bruilhois , and the church of Dunes , valued each year at 300 l.t.parv. , they granted to him that he should take in person or by a deputy each year for his life 300 l.t. from the issues of the custom of Bordeaux in part compensation for his service and the goods that he had lost, just as is more fully contained in their letters patent made under the seal of the court of Gascony, and the seals of the lieutenants, in favour of Astaffort.

Astaffort has claimed that the customs of Burdeg' Bordeaux are so charged with assignments that they are not sufficient for him to be paid, and has requested that the king grant to him that the sum can be taken annually for his life from the issues and profits of the parts of Lamontjoie in the diocese of Condom which pertain to the king, and from the goods of Filartiga Diairois de Filartigue, wife of Forces Huc de Fourcès , Laryvau Bertrana de Laribau, wife of Podio Guiraut Dupuch and la Farge Johan de Lafargue , the king's rebels then in the king's hands; and if the issues and profits, and the goods are not sufficient for the payment of the sum, or the goods of the rebels are afterwards restored to the rebels or no longer pertain to the king, would the king grant that the deficiency be taken from the issues and profits from those parts of Valence which pertain to the king, or from the baylie of Puymirol, if those of Valence are still insufficient for the payment of the sum, once those places come into the king's hands.

By petition of C. in parliament, 1 and by the testimony of lord d'Albret.

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
109

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony or Agenais or their lieutenants that they cause to assigned and delivered to Guilhem [d'Astaffort] or his attorney the 300 l.t. from the issues and profits of the king's parts of Montjoye Lamontjoie and from the goods of the rebels, and should these be insufficient then from the issues and profits of the king's part of the place of Valence Castelsarrasin or the Podium Mirolli baylie of Puymirol , the same to be taken by Astaffort for his life, gifts or ordinances to the contrary notwithstanding.

By petition of C.

110

15 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Bernat d'Aramits .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Ramis Bernat d'Aramits, citizen of the Aquen' city of Dax for his wages they are to assign to him and cause him to have a moiety of the emoluments from the striking of coins from bullion or plate brought by Aramits to the king's exchanges for minting ( cambia monete nostre que cuditur ) in the cities of Burdeg' Bordeaux and Aquen' Dax , and the same to be paid to him until he be satisfied for his wages; receiving from Aramits any bills and letters if he has them, and his letters of acquittance attesting to the payment of the same, and the constable will receive due allowance in his accounts. Proviso that the king's exchanges and mints in the cities should not in any way be impeded. Aramits has requested that the king will wish to assign the moiety of the emoluments in payment to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to him for his wages from the time that he stood in the king's service in the war in the duchy, and the king wishes to agree favourably to the same. 1

By petition of C. in parliament. 2

1.
For a related entry, see entry 117 .
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
111

16 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Johan Diés .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants that they should make payment to Dyens Johan Diés or his attorney of 337 l. 7 s. 9 d. ob. st. and 60 l.bord. from the first money or other goods sent by the king to the duchy, or make satisfaction in another manner, any order or ordinance to the contrary notwithanding; receiving from Diés those bills that he has for the same, and also his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Diés has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him for various sums of money amounting to 557 l. 9 d. one ob.st. and 60 l.bord. in which the king is bound to him for his wages and restaur of horses lost in the king's service from the time that Diés stood in the king's service in the king's war in the duchy of Gascony just as more fully appears by letters under the seal of the constable which Diés claims to have in his possession. The king wishing to satisfy Diés for the same has ordained payment 120 l.st. in England of which 20 l. remains to be paid, and of the residue - 337 l. 7 s. 9 d. ob. st. and 60 l.bord. the king wishes payment to be made from the first money sent to the duchy.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
112

14 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Galhart de Saint-Palais for a ratification .

Inspeximus of letters patent under the king's seal of the court of Gascony and the seal of Bernat-Etz [V], le Breto, de lord of Albret , kt , and lieutenant of the king in the duchy in these words:

20 October 1340 . Burdeg' Bordeaux .

Appointment by Albret, lieutenant and captain general of the duchy, and Oliver de Ingham, kt , seneschal of Gascony of Sancto Palagio, de Galhart de Saint-Palais to the office of serjeant general or messenger ( nuntius ) of the king and duke of the duchy, and especially the Sola vicomté of Soule , and especially in the parts or lands called Darlulhi Aroue in the vicomté for as long as he conducts himself well and faithfully 1 . The castellan of Malus Leo Mauléon and all the inhabitants and subjects of the king and duke in the duchy and the castellany and lands [of Mauléon] are commanded to obey Saint-Palais in all cases that pertain to that office.

The king confirms the letters.

By petition of C.

1.
The Soule was divided into three messageries ( messadgeries in Gascon), the Haute-Soule (in Gascon Sole Sobiran ), the Arbailles and the Basse-Soule or La Barhoue (in Gascon Sole Jusan or La Barhoa ). This latter, composed of 27 parishes, was itself divided into the three dégairies ( degaeries in Gascon) or vics of Aroue , Laruns and Domezain . Each of the messageries was headed by a messager ( messadgé in Gascon) which was a justice official who applied the judgments of the court of Licharre , the representative assembly of the men of Soule. See La coutume de la Soule , ed. M. Grosclaude (Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry, 1993), pp.17-20 and the definition of the messenger in Lespy, V., Dictionnaire béarnais ancien et moderne , vol. II, (Montpellier, 1867), p.67 (article Messadger, Messadge ).
113

8 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For the burgesses of Libourne .

Inspeximus of letters patent of the king under the king's seal of the court of Gascony in these words:

11 April 1341 . Burdeg' Bordeaux .

Vidimus of Oliver de Ingham, kt , seneschal of Gascony of letters patent of Prince Edward, firstborn son of the king of England 1 of certain privileges written in the letters, Ingham having seen, read, held and touched the letters ( vidisse, legisse, tenuisse, palpasse ) which were under the great seal of the prince in green wax which is true and whole and appended by a cord of green and red silk to the letters, the letters not being cancelled in any way and being beyond doubt, in these words:

29 September 1270 . Vallis Viridis Vauvert .

To the archbishops, bishops, abbots, counts, barons, justiciars, vicomtes and all bayles and faithful subjects.

Grant by charter to the burgesses of the town and port of Leybourn' Libourne that they should have a commune in the town with all the liberties and free customs that pertain to the town of the following:

  1. item, that the burgesses are able each year to select twelve jurats, and those jurats each year should select two law-worthy men from their community for the mayoralty, the jurats being selected on 21 July, the two candidates for the majoralty on 22 July, and the two men are to be presented on 23 July, in the castle of Bordeaux, to the seneschal of Gascony, or his lieutenant, or the constable of Bordeaux; and the presentation having being made, either the seneschal, his lieutenant or the constable are to appoint the mayor, but if the seneschal, lieutenant or constable fail to do this on 22 or 23 July, then the jurats can appoint the mayor that they choose themselves from the two candidates to govern for a year, and this is to be done in perpetuity;
  2. item, that the town of Libourne should remain in the hands of the king of England in perpetuity such that at no time it should leave his hand or demesne( de manu nec de mensa );
  3. item, that the burgesses, present and future, and their goods in the town of Libourne should be free from all customs due to the king or his heirs entering, in coming to, leaving and residing in the town;
  4. item, that they should not be bound to do military service ( excercitus ) except in the Burdeg' diocese of Bordeaux , and in the Vasaten' diocese of Bazas , and that they and all their goods should be quit and free throughout all the king's lands of England, Ireland, Wales and Scotland from all new customs put in place there;
  5. item, that each member of the community of the town should contribute towards the costs and expenses made for the community and town just as is assessed by the mayor and jurats;
  6. item, that the burgesses should not be distrained in the area of the king's authority for another man's debts unless they are pledges or capital debtors ( debitores capitales ) so long as they are ready to stand trial with their creditors before the mayor.

The king confirms the liberties, customs and privileges granted to the burgesses by his grandfather, and just as they have used them since the making of the grant, and for their loyalty and for the losses and expenses that they have sustained, the king grants that neither the town of Libourne, its jurisdiction nor its rent should be alienated by sale, gift or exchange out of the king's hands, except to future heirs of England. 2

By petition of C. in parliament. 3

1.
The future King Edward I, then lord of Gascony.
2.
For a confirmation of this amongst other confirmed documents, see entry in C 61/99 .
3.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
114

10 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Assaut de Fargues .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the letters of Fargos Assaut de Fargues , if he is able to find that the king owes him 1732 l. 12 s.bord. for his wages, then he is to make payment to him for the same without delay from the issues of the duchy; receiving from Fargues the letters that he has, and his letters of acquittance attesting to the payment, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Fargues has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him for that sum in which the king is bound to him for his wages from the time that he stood in the king's service in the duchy and elsewhere as is attested by letters patent of the seneschal of Gascony that Fargues has in his possession, to better maintain him in the king's service, and the king wishes to agree favourably to the same. 1

By petition of C. in parliament. 2

1.
For the petition for which this entry was the response, see SC 8/163/8105.
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
115

8 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Ramon de Cassagne .

Grant for life to Cassanea Ramon de Cassagne, burgess of Agen for the damage, injuries and harms that he has sustained because of his adherence to the king, and for his good service, of Agulons Aiguillon , Monjoy Lamontjoie , Salvitas Saberas La Sauvetat-de-Savères with their lands, rents, tolls, homages, high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction ( merum et mixtum imperium, jurisdictio alta et bassa ) and all their other appurtenances which are now in the hands of the enemy from as soon as they shall return into the king's hands, any gifts, assignments or orders to the contrary notwithstanding, on condition that after Cassagne's death, the places should revert to the king and his heirs. Cassagne has requested, by his petition exhibited before the king and his council, that the king would wish to grant him those places in recompense for his damages, injuries and harm that he has sustained by his adherence to the king in the present war in the duchy of Aquitaine, his brother German 1 and certain other kinsmen and many others of his household having been killed, and his wife and children and certain others of his friends having been imprisoned, where they remain, and his goods and possessions having been destroyed by the king's enemies and rebels.

By C. in parliament. 2

1.
The clerk in the chancery wrote Germanus with a capital letter but it might be a mistake for ' frater germanus , a synonym for ' frater patruelis ' (son of the same father).
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
116

5 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley .

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony, the constable of Bordeaux and the seneschal of Agenais, or their lieutenants that they cause to be delivered to Ramon [de Cassagne] the places granted to him in entry 117 as soon as they return into the king's hands.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
117

15 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Bernat d'Aramitz .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to accounted with Ramis Bernat d'Aramitz, citizen of Aquen' Dax , for his wages and his losses, and assign to him and cause him to have a moiety of the emoluments from the striking of coins from bullion or plate brought by Aramitz to the king's exchanges ( cambia ) of Burdeg' Bordeaux and Aquen' Dax , and he is to receive the same until he is fully satisfied for what is owed to him; receiving from Aramitz any bills and letters if he has them, and his letters of acquittance attesting to the payment of the same, and the constable will receive due allowance in his accounts. Proviso that the king's exchanges and mints in the cities should not in any way be impeded by this grant. Aramitz has requested that the king will assign the moiety of the emoluments in payment to him of the various sums of money that the king is bound to him both for his wages from the time that served the king in the war in the duchy, and for restoration of certain damages that he sustained in his goods and property on occasion of the war, and the king wishes to agree favourably to the same. 1

By petition of C. in parliament. 2

1.
For a related entry, see entry 110
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
118

14 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Andriu, lord of Budos .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants that having obtained information of the true value of the Port Bertrem barony of Portes-Bertrand and other places which Andriu [I], lord of Budos has lost, and of the damages and losses sustained by him by his adherence to the king, and having also informed themselves of the value of the Bersacum prévôté of Barsac , the Damasan baylie of Damazan and the land of the place of Veyrines with all their profits and emoluments, rights and appurtenances by the ways and means that they are best able, they are to cause the prévôté, baylie and land to be assigned to him for as much annual rent as they are able, the lord of Budos holding the same until he recovers his barony and places, any order or assignment on the same made by the king or others contrary to this notwithstanding. If the prévôté, baylie and land are not of the same value of the barony and other places that the lord of Budos has lost, then they are to make an assignment in as suitable place to make up the deficiency. The lord of Budos has requested that the king will wish to grant him the prévôté, baylie and land in recompense for the barony and other places both outside and inside the duchy which are to the value at 375 l.st. per annum which he lost because of his adherence, and the king having heard testimony of the lord of Budos' good conduct towards him wishes to agree to the request. 1

By C. in parliament. 2

1.
For a related petition, see TNA SC 8/286/14287. For a related entry see entry in C 61/86 .
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
119

20 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Arnaut de Filartigue .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bills of Filartiga Arnaut de Filartigue , damoiseau , if he is able to find that he is owed 50 gold rials then he should cause him to be paid the same from the issues of the duchy; receiving from him the bills and his letters of acquittance attesting to the payment, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. Filartigue has requested that the king will to pay him the 50 gold rials that he is bound to him in for the restaur of certain horses lost in the king's service as more fully appears by certain bills under the seal of the constabulary which Filartigue has in his possession.

By petition of C.

120

20 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Johan Toscanan and Arnaut his brother .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony that he should do full and speedy justice to Tuscanan Johan Toscanan and Arnaut [Toscanan] his brother with as much favour as he is able upon the recovery of their inheritance. Toscanan and his brother have requested full and speedy justice concerning the inheritance of Johan de Saye their uncle , since their uncle by his testament made them his heirs to all his goods moveable and immoveable should he die without children, and after his death without legitimate children Sancto Symphoriano, de Hélias de Saint-Symphorien occupied the place of Palugandru which was part of Saye's inheritance and detains it though he has no right to it, against the fors and customs used in Burdeg' Bordelais to the brothers' manifest prejudice. 1

By petition of C.

1.
For the petition to which this entry may in part have been the response, see TNA SC 8/210/10466.
121

20 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . Concerning proceeding in causes of appeal . 1

Commission to Gebennis, de Hugues de Genève , lord of Varroi Varey and Hanthon' Anthon , and Usus Maris Antonio Usodimare, lieutenant of Usus Maris Niccolò Usodimare, constable of Bordeaux , of power to forbid, revoke, reform, pronounce an interim sentence, decide, lay down, define and carry out in all cases of appeal, complaint and petition coming directly to the king from his subjects or the inhabitants of the Duchy of Aquitaine in accordance with the fors and customs there, and to do all other things which we could reasonably do in those cases if dealt with before us, with power of coercion, until the king decides to revoke the commission. They are to attend to the foregoing cases and designate safe places for complainants to come to.

By petition of C. in parliament. 2

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
122

6 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Alixandre de Caumont .

Confirmation for Cavomonte Alixandre de Caumont, co-lord of Sancte Basilie Sainte-Bazeille and of Landerron for the laudable service that he has done and in future will do of the grant made in perpetuity to him and his heirs by Bernat-Etz [V], Lebreto, de lord of Albret and Geneve Hugues de Genève , lord of Vareys Varey and Hanton' Anthon , the king's lieutenants in the duchy and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony by their letters patent, for his laudable service in the present Gascon war, of all that the king has in the places of Sancta Basilia Sainte-Bazeille and of Landerron with their appurtenances, saving only the king's superior rights, homage and resort. 1

By C. in parliament. 2

1.
For a notification modifying this confirmation, see entry 169
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
123

14 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Pey de Grailly for protection .

To seneschals, constables, castellans, prévôts, ministers and all other bailiffs and faithful subjects appointed in the duchy of Aquitaine.

Letters of protection granted to Greilhi Pey [II] de Grailly, vicomte of Benaugearum Benauges and of Castellionis Castillon for the duration of the war, the king wishing to show him favour having received him and his men, lands, things, rents and all their just possessions into his protection. They are to be maintained, protected and defended from injury and violence, and all pleas and causes brought against him by the king's proctor or others are to be suspended until a month after the end of the war.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
124

14 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Pey de Grailly .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony or his lieutenant that if the inhabitants of places or those having possessions there neglect or refuse to enclose those places with defensive works, then they are to be compelled and distrained to do this for the benefit and honour of the king and the salvation of the king's people, Greilhi Pey [II] de Grailly , vicomte of Benaugearum Benauges and of Chastellionis Castillon , having requested this to resist the attacks of the enemy.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
125

28 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Pey de Galard .

Grant for life to Galart Pey de Galard , lord of Spyengs Espiens , for his good service and his losses of castles and other goods in that service by reason of the war in the duchy of Aquitaine of whatever the king has in the places of Bolonha Boulogne , Francesquas Francescas and Forces Fourcès which are in the hands of the king's enemies when they should come back into the king's hands; holding the same together with full and shared jurisdiction and its emoluments and profits, by the customary service, any gifts or grants made by the king or others notwithstanding. Proviso that after Galard's death the places granted should revert to the king and his heirs. 1

By petition of C. in parliament. 2

1.
For a related entry, see entry 176 .
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
126

28 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For the mayor and jurats of the town of Libourne .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that they should desist from making all manner of wrongful exactions, levies and collections in the Libornia town of Libourne , and that they should permit the mayor, jurats and burgesses of that town to use and enjoy the liberties and privileges which they and their ancestors were accustomed to use and enjoy without impediment, and they should not be harmed against the form of their privileges. On the behalf of the Libornia mayor and jurats of the town of Libourne it has been requested that the king will wish to provide them with a remedy concerning their complaint that, although it was granted to them by Edward I by a charter that the burgesses and all their goods should be free from all customs and impositions due to the king and his heirs in the town of Libourne and in all the duchy of Aquitaine and elsewhere within his lordship with all their merchandise and other things entering into, remaining in or departing from the town, and have continued to enjoy the same since the grant, the seneschal, constable, Lebreto, de Bernat[-Etz V] d'Albret and Geneva Hugues de Genève , the king's lieutenants in the duchy have levied from each burgess of the town 10 s. from each tun of wine brought from the parts of the country in the hands of the French to the town during the truce, and also various tolls due to the king and certain other nobles by reason of the Burgo town of Bourg , which impositions were not levied previously but are new and are wrongly collected and levied from the burgesses to their great cost and against the form of their liberties.

By petition of C.

127

6 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Sénebrun [V], lord of Lesparre .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony or his lieutenant that having viewed the charters and instruments which Sénebrun [V de Lesparre], lord of Lesparre claims to have in his possession concerning his Mountynak' manor of Montignac , and called before him the legal case challenging his ownership, and having heard the arguments Lesparre and others he should do full and speedy justice just as by right and according to the fors and customs of those parts ought to be done upon the matter both for Lesparre and others. Lesparre has requested that the king will wish to inform himself of the matter by Lesparre's charters and instruments, and maintain him in possession of the manor, he having been challenged on his ownership of the same and the king wishes justice to be done.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
128

26 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Arnaut Areille, burgess of Saint-Macaire .

Order sicut alias to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having accounted with Arreila Arnaut Areille , burgess of Sanctus Makarius Saint-Macaire for his wages, if he has not already done so, he should make payment to him or a suitable assignment to him of what he finds due upon the issues of the duchy or upon the first money sent by the king to the duchy without delay, and he will receive due allowance in his account. Areille requested that the king would wish to make payment to him of various sums of money that he is bound to him in for his wages and those of his men from the time that he and they stood in the king's service in the duchy of Aquitaine, just as more fully appears by bills under the seal of the constable which Areille claimed to have in his possession, and the king wishing to agree favourably to the request ordered the constable to account with Areille and make payment to him without delay, but Areille has given the king to understand by his complaint that he has done so.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
130

2 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For not proceeding .

Order to Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony , that he is not to proceed in the matter concerning the request of the burgesses of Sanctus Emmilianus Saint-Émilion that no wine in any year should proceed down the Dordoigne Dordogne or Lile l'Isle towards Libornia Libourne before 11 November (Martinmas), without first having called the king's procurator and the men of Liborn' Libourne , and heard and considered their arguments. The burgesses had lately made the request, and the king recollects that he had made an order to the seneschal to examine to whose prejudice this would be if was granted. The king now realises that the grant would be to the prejudice and damage of the king's people of Libornia Libourne . 1

1.
For the original order to the seneschal, see entry in C 61/52 .
131

28 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Master Bertran Ferrand .

Grant for life to Master Ferant Bertran Ferrand, king's clerk for the service that he has done to Edward II and to the current king, and for his future service, and also for his losses, imprisonment and other injuries that he has sustained for the king of which the king has received laudable testimony, of his fee of 100 l.t.parv. and also his wages of 20 s. a day wherever he is in the duchy. Ferrand has requested that the king would confirm the grant of the fee and wages made to him by the seneschal of Gascony when he retained him for the king's council in the duchy of Aquitaine.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
132

Same as above

And it is ordered to the constable of Bordeaux to make payment to Master Ferant Bertran Ferrand, king's clerk of the fee and wages granted to him; retaining in his possession a copy of these letters under the king's seal of the court of Gascony for his warrant; and receiving from Ferrand his letters of acquittance, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account.

By the same petition.

133

2 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For the mayor and community of Bordeaux .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony or his lieutenant that having viewed the composition made between Crone Amaury [III] de Craon, then seneschal of Gascony and the mayor, jurats and community of the city touching upon the city of Bordeaux and its liberties, he is to send it or the tenor of the same to the king under the king's seal used in the duchy together with his advice and that of the king's council in those parts upon the contents of the same without delay, the Burdeg' mayor, jurats and all the community of the city of Bordeaux , having requested confirmation of the same by their petition exhibited before the king and his council.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
134

3 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For the community of the city of Bayonne .

Request to the Baion' jurats, hundred peers and the community of Bayonne , the king being aware of their signal service to his royal house and wishing to maintain unity, that they will take steps to put an end to the present discord, and informing them that it is not the king's intention to do anything to curb the privileges of the city. The king further requests that they choose a suitable person as mayor as they did before the war, and instructs them not to obey anyone against the privileges of the city, but see to it in every way that the city is safe as it has always been in adversity, and the king hopes to repay them. The king has written to Poiano, de Pey de Poyanne , whom the king wished to serve as mayor for the duration of the war, that he is not to govern without the consent of the appellants and the whole community.

Villa, de Arnaut de Bielle , Burdeg' Arnaut de Bordeaux , Jacmes de Lesbay , Pey-Ramon Dardy , Villa Pey de Bielle of the port of Suseye , Villa Pélegrin de Bielle , Villar, de Arnaut Duviella , Villa Pey de Bielle , la Farga Estèbe de Lafargue , Clayrak Bidau de Claracq , Prat, de Arnaut Duprat and Franc' Guilhem de France , their fellow citizens have offered to find, at their own expense, for two months for the war eight to ten armed ships to relieve the city’s fleet in case the king needs to have the fleet away from the city for a time, so that if others receive wages and victuals for their ships for their service, they are to receive them for their own ships. The king requests that they consider the difficult times facing him, and that they will grant to him ten other ships and the same number of armed galleys at their expense for two months, and at the end of two months he will pay them the wages they are owed if they are still in the king's service. The king does not wish that they are disturbed, and states that if he doesn't retain the agreements lately entered into by his council and Poyanne and other of their fellow citizens in every particular, which he could not easily do now, but if God grants that the king prosper, he will see to it that they are rewarded and will rightly be contented.

The king considered the good standing in which Poyanne, their fellow citizen, has been held, and hoping to provide for the governance of the city in the troubled times, and remembering that he had particularly asked that they see to it that Poyanne was appointed as mayor for the duration of the present war, it was not the king's wish to take away their privileges and rights, after the end of the war, to choose a mayor each year as was usual. And the king understands that now Poyanne, using as a pretext the king's request, has, with the connivance of others, taken over the governance of the city against the wishes of the leading citizens, calling himself vicar of the city ( vicarius civitatis ) and has compelled the people to swear an oath not only to the king, but to himself against normal practice, causing grave disturbance in the city which, unless swiftly quelled, will put the city in grave danger.

By petition of C.

135

3 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Johan de Saint-Symphorien .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Sancto Symphoriano, de Johan de Saint-Symphorien, Landirans lord of Landiras , son and heir of Sancto Symphoriano, de Galhart de Saint-Symphorien, late marshal of the king's army in the duchy of Aquitaine , he should make payment of the sums of money that he finds are still due to Saint-Symphorien's father from the issues of the duchy if prompt payment can be made to him from them, or from the money that the king is sending to those parts, or otherwise by assignment on the issues of the Sancta Fides baylie of Sainte-Foy[-la-Grande] in Agenes' Agenais ; receiving from Saint-Symphorien his letters and bills if he has them, and his letters of acquittance attesting to the payment of the sums, and the constable will have due allowance on his account. Saint-Symphorien has requested that the king will wish to make the payment ordered to be made to his father to him, since the king ordered payment to be made to Saint-Symphorien's father for various sums of money that he was bound to him both for his wages and those of his men, both mounted and on foot, and for restaur of horses lost from the time that he stood in the king's service in the Gascon wars from the issues of the duchy, or the money sent to the duchy, or from the issues of the bayie, but Saint-Symphorien's father died before payment could be made, and the king wishes to agree favourably to Saint-Symphorien's request.

By petition of C.

136

28 May 1341 . Westminster . For Amaubin d'Aillan .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Aylhano, de Amaubin d'Aillan for his wages and those of his company and for restaur of horses, he should make payment to him of the sums of money that he finds are owed from the issues of the duchy if prompt payment can be made to him from them, or from the money that the king is sending to those parts; receiving from Aillan his letters and bills if he has them, and his letters of acquittance attesting to the payment of the money, and the constable will have due allowance on his account. Aillan has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him for various sums of money that the king is bound to him in for the wages of him and his company from the time that he stood in the king's service in the Gascon war, and for the restaur of horses lost in that service, and the wishes to agree favourably to this.

By petition of C.

137

16 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . That the town of Saint-Sever should not be put out of the king's hands . 1

Grant to the Sanctus Severus jurats and worthy men and whole community of the town of Saint-Sever in the duchy of Aquitaine for their constancy and loyalty, and for the losses that they have sustained that the town, high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction, lordships, homages or fees of the same town or jurisdiction pertaining to the town should not be put out of the king's hands by sale, gift, exchange or by any other title except to future heirs to the kingdom of England.

By petition of C. in parliament. 2

1.
A note has been added in the margin in a later hand and in a different ink stating 'Crown of England'.
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
138

20 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Galhart de Filartigue .

Confirmation for Filhartigua Galhart de Filartigue for his service and conduct towards the king of which the king has received laudable testimony, of the gift and grant to him by Lebreto, de Bernat-Etz [V], lord of Albret and Geneva Hugues de Genève, lord of Varrei Varey and Hanthon' Anthon , captains and lieutenants in the duchy, and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony for the good and laudable service that he has done and in future will do of 50 l.bord. to be taken each year from the king's customs or from the issues of the duchy for his life, one moiety being taken at Christmas, the other at Whitsun, just as more fully appears in the king's letters patent under the king's seal of the court of Gascony and the seals of the lieutenants.

By petition of C.

139

Same as above

And it is ordered to the constable of Bordeaux that he should make payment to Galhart de Filartigue of the 50 l.bord. each year granted to him at the two terms; receiving from Filartigue his letters of acquittance attesting to the receipt of that sum of money, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account.

140

8 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Guilhem-Sans [III de Pommiers], lord of Pommiers .

Grant to Guilhem-Sans [III de Pommiers], Pomeriis, de lord of Pommiers , son of Guilhem-Sans [II de Pommiers], late Pomeriis, de lord of Pommiers that he should take each year for his life 80 l.st. from the great custom of Burdeg' Bordeaux by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant, on the condition that after Guilhem-Sans' death the money should revert to the king and his heirs. The king formerly granted the same sum to Guilhem-Sans [II de Pommiers], then lord of Pommiers, the father of Guilhem-Sans [III de Pommiers], now lord of Pommiers for his life for his service to Edward II, and to the current king in Gascony and elsewhere and to support his status as a knight which he took up from the king, just as is more fully contained in the king's letters patent, and Guilhem-Sans III has requested by his petition exhibited before the king and his council that the king will wish to grant the same sum to him because he has lost all his lands, tenements and rents by reason of his service to the king in the Gascon war and has nothing to live on, and the king wishes to agree to this.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
141

And it is ordered to the Burdeg' collectors of the great custom of Bordeaux that they should make payment to Guilhem[-Sans][III], lord of Pommiers of the 80 l.st. granted to him each year from the customs; receiving from Guilhem-Sans his letters patent attesting to the receipt of the same money, and they will receive due allowance in their account.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
142

26 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For the mayor, jurats and community of the city of Dax .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having viewed the bills of the Aquens' mayor, jurats and community of the city of Dax for their wages, if he has not already accounted with them, he should make payment or a suitable assignment to them for what he is able to find is due to them for the same from the issues of the duchy without delay; receiving from the mayor, jurats and community their bills and their letters of acquittance, and he will receive due allowance in his account. The mayor, jurats and community of the city have requested that the king will wish to make payment to them for the various sums of money that the king is bound to them for the wages of various men-at-arms and others who were retained in the king's service in the present Gascon war by order of Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony , both in the garrison of the city [of Dax] and in various other places in the duchy, just as more fully appears by various bills under the seal of the constable which the mayor, jurats and community claim to have in their possession, and the king wishes to agree favourably to their request.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
143

25 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Galhart de Saint-Paul .

Galhart [de Saint-Paul], son of the late Sancto Paulo, de Arnaut de Saint-Paul has similar letters for his wages and for those of various men, mounted and on foot, they being retained in the king's service in the present Gascon war by Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony .

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
144

3 July 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For providing certification of the banlieue of Bordeaux .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants that having called those of the king's council of those parts and the king's proctor there, and diligently obtained information as to what of the banlieue of the city [of Bordeaux] that the Dornoun lady of Ornon or her heirs hold, by what title, for what reason, in what manner, of its true value per annum in all issues, how much of the banlieue is in the king's hands, and how much in the hands of others, of what value, and what are the bounds of the banlieue, and also both of the right that the mayor and jurats have in the banlieue or to sell the same, and of the king's rights in this and other circumstances touching it, they are to send the information to the king under the king's seal used in the duchy by some faithful subject of the king deputed by them, and by some of the burgesses of the city of Bordeaux without delay. The Burdegal' mayor and jurats of the city of Bordeaux have requested by their petition exhibited before the king and his council that the king will wish to cause the banlieue of the city to be restored to them with high and low justice by sea and land to be held just as they were anciently accustomed to hold it, any usurper notwithstanding, because, they claim, a great part of the banlieue has been given to the lady of Ornon in exchange for her rights in the Glayves town of Blaye to their prejudice and disinheritance.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
145

6 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Barrau de Queyran .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony or Agenais or their lieutenants that they should deliver to Cairano, de Barrau de Queyran, citizen of the city of Agen the Marmand' custody of the castle and castellany of Marmande when the same shall come back into the king's hands, reciting the grant of the same made to Queyran by entry 77 . 1

By petition of C. in parliament, 2 and by the testimony of Lebreto,de lord of Albret

1.
For the grant of this office to Queyran, see entry 77 . For related entries, see entry 78 , entry 106 .
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
146

22 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For the mayor, jurats and community of the town of Libourne .

Grant to the mayor, jurats and community of Libornia Libourne , their heirs and successors, for their fidelity to the crown and their magnificent defence against the king's enemies, of all stones and sand thrown out by ship or other vessels coming to the Dordonia Dordogne and landing at the port of Libourne or elsewhere from Burgum Bourg to Libourne, and taking the same for the repair of the walls of the town in perpetuity. 1 And for the ease of access to the walls for the defence of the town if the enemy are attacking, the king grants that no burgess of the town, nor anyone of whatsoever status or condition should build anything in the road, ways or places adjoining the walls and towers of the town by which access to them is impeded, and all the roads and their environs are not to be obstructed by the depositing of excrement or other rubbish, and nothing is to be piled up, to ensure that all armed men, both mounted and on foot, can defend the town at the beginning of an attack without impediment. And the king further grants that all men who are not of the the king's obedience who bring salt or other merchandise by the river should be bound to land with their ships or vessels at Libornia Libourne and discharge their salt or merchandise within the walls of the town, on condition that, if the men of the town cannot agree a reasonable price for the purchase of the things, then they should be put back in the ships and allowed to go on their way. And because the king is given to understand that the burgesses of the town are put to great expenses around the construction of their walls, and wishes to gratefully repay them for this, he grants to the mayor, jurats and community that they are able to dig a ditch and fore-ditch ( profossata ) around the town, 2 holding the same to them and their successors for the fortification, enclosure and utility of the town together with all other liberties granted to them by the king forever. 3

By petition of C.

1.
This is presumably a reference to ballast being jettisoned from the ships as they are loaded with cargo.
2.
The exact sense of what the king is granting here is not quite clear. It seems likely that there is a double ditched defence to be dug before the walls to improve the defences.
3.
For confirmations of this grant, amongst many others, see entry in C 61/99 and entry in C 61/108 . See also Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , t. I, pp.36, 358-9.
147

14 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For the payment of wages .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having accounted with Andriu [I], lord of Budos , or his attorney for his wages and restaur of horses, he is to make payment to him or his attorney or a suitable assignment of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or from the first money that the king sends to the duchy without delay, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. The lord of Budos has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him for various sums of money that he is bound to him for his wages and those of his men-at-arms both mounted and on foot, and for restaur of horses lost in the king's service from the time that they stood in the king's service in the duchy of Aquitaine, and the king wishes to agree favourably to this.

By C. in parliament. 1

The following have similar letters of the king for their wages for the following reasons under the same date:

147.1

Same as above

147.2

Same as above

Guilhem [Séguin], son of Estèbe Séguin , burgess of Burdeg' Bordeaux and of Sanctus Makarius Saint-Macaire for his wages and fees and those of his men-at-arms, both mounted and on foot from the time that they stood in the king's service in the duchy of Aquitaine etc. as above.

147.3

Wynynton' Richard de Winnington for his wages from the time etc.

147.4

Same as above

Salviaco, de Guilhem de Sauviac for his wages and restaur of horses etc.

147.5

Guilhem de Tilh and Borssa Arnaut de Borce for their wages and those of their company on foot from the time that they etc.

147.6

As above .

Lestours Bertran de Lastours, kt. for his wages and those of his men-at-arms, both mounted and on foot, and for the restaur of their horses lost in the king's service from the time that they stood in the king's service etc. as above.

By C. in parliament. 2

147.7

Balhada Amaniu de Belhade for his wages and those of his company with whom he stood in the king's service in the duchy, and for restaur of horses lost in the king's service.

By petition of C.

147.8

28 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley .

la Grave Robert de Lagrave of Burdeg' Bordeaux , clerk for his wages from the time that he stood in the service of the king in France , Scotland and elsewhere.

By C. in parliament. 3

147.9

Saut Guilhem-Arnaut de Sault for his wages and those of his men-at-arms, both mounted and on foot from the time etc.

147.10

Martilhac Pey de Martillac , castellan of Sanctus Makarius Saint-Macaire for his wages and those of his men-at-arms etc. as above, and for the restaur for one horse lost in the king's service; receiving etc.

By petition of C.

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
3.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
148

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having viewed the bills that Bidau, lord of Casterar Castéra , 1 has for his wages, if he has not already accounted with him, he should make payment to him of what he finds is owed from the issues of the duchy or from the money that the king is sending to the duchy, or by a suitable assignment on the same issues without delay; receiving the bills from the lord of Castéra, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. The lord of Castéra has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of 515 l. 4 s.bord. in which the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his company who were retained in the king's service in the present war just as more fully appears by bills under the seal of the constable that the lord of Castéra has in his possession, and the king wishes to agree favourably to the request.

By C. in parliament. 2

The following have similar letters of the king for their wages for the sums following under the same date:

148.1
1.
Unidentified. There are too many places named Castéra in Aquitaine. However, he could have been lord of Castéra (in commune of Bonnegarde ).
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
149

14 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Pons [IV], lord of Castillon .

Grant to Pons [IV], lord of Castellioun Castillon for his service, and in recompense for the damages and losses which he has sustained because of the wars in the duchy, of the castle and Mons Andronis castellany of Montendre with all its rights and appurtenances, which are currently in the hands of the king's French enemies and rebels, holding the same to the lord of Castillon and his heirs from the king and his heirs from as soon as it returns to the king's hands.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
150

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants to deliver the castle and castellany [of Montendre ] to Pons [IV], [ lord of Castillon ] as soon as it comes back into the king's hands holding the same in accordance with the king's letters.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
151

25 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Master Guiraut de Piis .

Grant to Master Pinibus Guiraut de Piis for his service, and so that he is able to continue in the king's service, of 10 l.st. to be taken each year by the hand of the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant at Michaelmas and Easter by equal portions, letters or ordinances obtained to the contrary notwithstanding.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
152

Same as above

And it is ordered to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant to pay to [Master] Guiraut [de Piis] or his attorney the 10 l. granted to him each year at the two terms for his life or make a suitable assignment upon the issues of the duchy; receiving from Piis or his attorney his letters patent which are sufficient for the king in this matter.

153

1 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For the mayor, jurats and community of the town of Libourne .

Order to the Liborn' prévôt of the town of Libourne that he protect and defend the mayor, jurats and community of the town of Libourne in their rights and just possessions, and nothing should be attempted in prejudice of their privileges, liberties, statutes and customs and ordinances of the town that they reasonably enjoy, the mayor, jurats and community having always remained faithful to the king and conducted themselves well and having sustained damages for the king.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
154

8 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Pey Auger .

Grant for life to Auguery Pey Auger, kt , for the service that he has done and will do in the future and in part recompense of his damages, that the lands and rents which were Lesparra Bernat de Lesparre's , an enemy and rebel of the king, in the Burdeg' city of Bordeaux and in the Inter Duo Maria prévôté of Entre-deux-Mers which have been confiscated into the king's hands, and also the goods and lands which Skaletta Pons d'Escalette , another enemy and rebel of the king, had in the place of Cadorna Cadourne and in the Sparra honour of Lesparre which have similarly come to the king on the account of his rebellion, and which Bernat-Etz [V], Lebreto, de lord of Albret and Geneva Hugues de Genève , lord of Vareys Varey and Hanton' Anthon , knights, lieutenants and captains general in the duchy, and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony granted to Auger for his service and in recompense for his damages and injuries to be held during pleasure. The king's grant is made on the condition that after Auger's death the lands, rents and goods with their fruits, issues and emoluments should revert to the king and his heirs.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
155

6 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Pey de Révignan, lord of Moncaut .

Grant to Rovynhan Pey de Révignan, lord of Monte Calvi Moncaut , for his past and future service and for the damages and losses that he has sustained, because of his adherence to the king, the king having laudable testimony of the same, of the places and castles of Castrum Novum Castelnaud[-de-Gratecambe] and Sanctus Pastor Saint-Pastour , holding the same to him and his heirs forever from as soon as they will come back into the king's hands, with high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction, and with whatever else pertains to those places and castles, from the king and his heirs by the customary service forever. The king further grants to Révignan that the 300 l.t. that should be taken from the castles and places of Castelnaud and Saint-Pastour should be taken by him and his heirs and successors each year from Boloihn' Boulogne and Sancta Mora Sainte-Maure , from Torrebien Torrebren , Durense Durance and Damosan Damazan , until Révignan, his heirs or successors are in part or total peaceful possession of Castelnaud and Saint-Pastour, provided that what he receives from Castelnau and Saint-Pastour is deducted from the assignment of 300 l.t. received by him from Boulogne and the other places. If Révignan is not able to take the 300 l.t. from Boulogne and the other places, then the king grants that he should take what is deficient in the sum from the issues of the duchy from the constable of Bordeaux until the places and castles of Castelnaud and Saint-Pastour will have come into Révignan's hands in part or in total, any gift or ordinance made to the contrary notwithstanding.

Bernat-Etz [V], lord of le Breto Albret and Geneva Hugues de Genève, lord of Varray Varey and Anthon' Anthon , the king's lieutenants in the duchy of Aquitaine, and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony granted the those places and castles of Castelnaud and Saint-Pastour to Révignan and his heirs forever with all of its issues, by the advice of the king's council there, to be taken by him and his heirs forever from in recompense for his damages and losses and his service, and because Révignan came into the king's obedience, and gave up an equivalent grant made by Vales' Philip of Valois to aid him against the king. And if the rent did not amount to 300 l.t. a year, the shortfall was to be made up in the territories and places nearest to Révignan where it is most suitable, and to minimum damage to the king. Révignan has now requested, that since those places and castles are occupied by the king's French enemies, and he is not able to take the 300 l. , that the king will grant him those places and castles, to be held by him and his heirs and successors forever with their emoluments, issues, profits, and with high and low justice, and both full and shared jurisdiction, and with whatever else pertains to them, when they come into the king's hands. He has further requested that the king assign to him that the 300 l.t. can be taken from Boulogne, and Sainte-Maure, Torrebren, Durance and Damazan, and the issues and profits of the same, to be held and taken by Révignan, his heirs and successors, until they have peaceful possession of the places and castles of Castelnaud and Saint-Pastour.

By petition of C. in parliament, 1 and by testimony of the lord of Albret.

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
156

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that they or their deputies should deliver to Pey [de Révignan, lord of Montcalf Moncaut ] the places and castles of Castrum Novum Castelnaud[-de-Gratecambe] and Sanctus Pastor Saint-Pastour with their jurisdiction when they come into the king's hands, and also the assignment of the 300 l.t. on Boloihn' Boulogne and Sancta Mora Sainte-Maure[-de-Peyriac] , from Torrebien Torrebren Labarrère , Durense Durance and Damosan Damazan granted to Révignan, and if these places are nor sufficient to pay the sum, then the deficiency is to be paid from the issues of the duchy, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account.

By petition of C. in parliament, 1 and by testimony of lord of Albret .

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
157

5 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Gaston de L'Isle . 1

Grant to Insula Gaston de L'Isle for his service that the 3,000 l.t.parv. which the king previously granted to him to be taken from the customs and toll of Sanctus Macharius Saint-Macaire and from the customs of Roian Royan by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux for his life or until he is provided with the value of the same in lands and tenements in the duchy, can be taken by L'Isle in person or a deputy by the view and testimony of someone appointed on the king's behalf for his life or until he is provided with those lands and tenements, any grant or assignment on those customs or toll by the king notwithstanding, provided that L'Isle will answer for any sum in excess of the the 3,000 l.t.parv. from the customs and toll at the Bordeaux exchequer each year, and should the issues not be sufficient then the constable of Bordeaux is to be bound to pay the deficiency from the issues of the duchy. For the support and service that L'Isle has shown to the king against Valesio, de Philip of Valois who has usurped the king's hereditary right, the king granted him 2,000 l.t.parv. in support of his status, to be taken each year from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux for his life or until he is assigned with sufficient lands for the same. Afterwards Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony promised to assign to L'Isle 1,000 l.t.parv. annual rent for his life to be taken in suitable places in the duchy or elsewhere just as is more fully contained in certain indentures sealed with the seals of the king's court of Gascony and of L'Isle. Subsequently, the king wishing to enhance this assigned to L'Isle that the 3,000 l.t.parv. should be taken from the customs and toll of Saint-Macaire and the customs of Royan by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux for his life, or until the king provides him with lands and tenements to the value of the 3,000 l.t.parv. each year in the duchy or elsewhere or for his life. Now L'Isle has requested that he can take the money in person or by deputy.

By petition of C. in parliament 2 .

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
158

5 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that he should permit Gaston [de L'Isle] to take the 3,000 l.t from the toll and customs by his own hands or by those of a deputy as granted by entry 157 for his life, any assignment or grant made on the same toll and customs by the king notwithstanding, with the provisions stipulated in entry 157 concerning excess or deficiency in the issues. The king further orders to the constable that having accounted with L'Isle for any arrears of the 3,000 l.t. from the time of the grant, he should make payment to him from the issues of the duchy of what he finds is owed without delay, and the king will make due allowance to him in his account.

By the same petition.

159

3 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For the mayor, jurats and community of Bordeaux .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux, or their lieutenants, to summon those of the king's council and the king's proctor there, and diligently, secretly and faithfully obtain information upon the request of the mayor, jurats and community of Burdeg' Bordeaux , negotiating with the people of the city, and sending certification of what they find by someone they trust and by some of the burgesses of the city without delay with this writ. The mayor, jurats and all the community of the city have requested by their petition exhibited before the king that the king would wish them to be able to take and receive the custom on the wine growing near Burdeg' Bordeaux in the Seint Ylegge common house of Saint-Éloi 1 as was customary, since in the city of Bordeaux in past times the usage was that the custom of the wine growing there was to be levied before the mayor and jurats of the city in the presence of the constable, and according to the 20th part of the price for which one of the three chapters of Bordeaux 2 sold a tun of wine, excepting the wood [of the tun]. However, the constable, having no consideration for this, has demanded a higher sum in greater quantity than should be levied according to the custom and estimate.

By C. in parliament. 3

1.
The town hall of Bordeaux.
2.
There were only two chapters in Bordeaux: Saint-André (cathedral) and Saint-Seurin. The third institution is obviously the abbey Sainte-Croix who had also important quantities of wine to sell. One of the richest ecclesiastic landlords selling wine was also the archbishop.
3.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
160

6 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For the king for compelling . 1

Order sicut alias to the seneschal of Gascony or his lieutenant that having viewed the instruments of those obligations and other evidences concerning the money owed to the king by the archbishop of Bordeaux and the dean and chapter of the same place , if they are able to find by that inspection that they have not yet satisfied the king in part or in total for the same and by right or the custom of those parts they ought to be compelled to make payment, then they should compel the archbishop, dean and chapter to make the payment of the 5,000 l.t.parv. from their temporal goods to the constable of Bordeaux for the king and the heirs of Master la Case Arnaut de Lacaze, late canon of the church of Saint-Seurin of Bordeaux to whom the debt was originally owed. The king was given to undertand that the archbishop, dean and chapter were bound to Lacaze in 2,500 l.t.parv. of 5,000 l.t.parv. , the terms of payment of which had elapsed, and which sum ought to remain to the king for his use for certain reasons by the assent and will of the heirs of Lacaze as more fully appears by that composition and certain obligations, and previously ordered the seneschal or his lieutenant that having viewed the instrument and obligations and to compel payment of what he was able to find was due, but has not done so to the king's prejudice and to the manifest damage of the king and Lacaze's heirs. 2

By C. in parliament. 3

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
2.
For a related entry, see entry in C 61/46 .
3.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
161

2 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Master Guiraut de Piis .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that he should pay to Master Pinibus Guiraut de Piis , the king's procurator in Gascony 12 d. a day from the time that the king made a grant to Piis from the goods of Bérart de Serres and his brothers and from the present from the first issues of the duchy, and he will receive due allowance in his account. Piis has requested by his petition exhibited before the king and his council that the king will wish to assign to him 12 d. a day to be taken from the issues of the duchy until he is able to recover the places that he has lost in recompense of that 100 l.t. which the king previously granted him in recompense of the damages and injuries which Piis sustained on account of the war between the king and the French to be taken from the goods and chattels of Serres and his brothers who are the king's enemies and rebels, and which 100 l. Piis has been unable to have because of certain impediments, and the king wishing to agree to the request granted the 12 d. by his letters patent for Piis' great service. 1

By C. in parliament. 2

1.
For the grant of the 12 d. to Piis see entry 82 .
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
162

18 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Bonshom de Mercère, for making payment to him and others .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bill of Bonshom de Mercère, Sanctus Severius burgess of Saint-Sever and if he finds that the sum of 458 l.bord. are owed to him then he should make payment to him from the first money from the issues of the duchy that come into his hands; receiving from Mercère the bill and also his letters of acquittance, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. Mercère has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of the sum of 458 l.bord. which the king is bound to him for his wages from the time that he stood in the king's service in the war both in the Sanctus Severius town of Saint-Sever and elsewhere in the duchy for the defence of those parts and the preservation of the king's rights who the king's French enemies sought to usurp, just as more fully appears by a bill under the seal of Usus Maris Antonio Usodimare, lieutenant of the constable which Mercère claims to have in his possession, which request the king wishes to agree to. 1

By petition of C.

The following have similar letters of the king for the following sums of money under the same date: 2

162.1
1.
For a related entry, see entry 163 . Since the letters are very similar and concern the same sum, it is not clear quite what the exact relationship of the two are.
2.
For related entries see entry 163.1 and entry 163.2 . Since the letters are very similar and concern the same sum, it is not clear quite what the exact relationship of the two are.
163

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having viewed the bill of Bonshom de Mercère, Sanctus Severus burgess of Saint-Sever and having accounted with him, if he has not already accounted with him, he should make payment to him of what he finds due to him for his wages from the issues of the duchy or from the first money that the king is sending to those parts, or a suitable assignment upon the issues without delay; receiving from Mercère the bill and also his letters of acquittance, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. Mercère has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of the sum of 458 l.bord. which the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his company from the time that he stood in the king's service in the present Gascon war for which they were retained, just as more fully appears by a bill under the seal of Usus Maris Antonio Usodimare, lieutenant of the constable which Mercère claims to have in his possession, which request the king wishes to agree favourably to for Mercère's damage and losses that he has sustained on account of the war in the king's service. 1

By petition of C.

The following have similar letters of the king for the following sums of money under the same date: 2

1.
For a related entry, see entry 162 . Since the letters are very similar and concern the same sum, it is not clear quite what the exact relationship of the two are.
2.
For related entries see entry 162.1 and entry 162.2 . Since the letters are very similar and concern the same sum, it is not clear quite what the exact relationship of the two are.
164

15 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Ramon-Arnaut Dupuch .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bills of Podio, de Ramon-Arnaut Dupuch, burgess of Sanctus Severus Saint-Sever and having accounted with him or his attorney he should make payment to him or his attorney of what he finds due to him for his wages or a suitable assignment from the issues of the duchy as soon as he is able to do so; receiving from Dupuch the bills as abovesaid, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. Dupuch has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of various sums of money which the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his men-at-arms, both mounted and on foot who were retained in the king's service for the garrison and defence of the town [of Saint-Sever] against the king's French enemies, just as more fully appears by bills under the seal of the constable, which request the king wishes to agree favourably to. 1

By petition of C.

1.
For the petition to which this entry is the response, see TNA SC 8/286/14280.
165

14 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Guilhem-Sans [III], lord of Pommiers .

Grant to Guilhem-Sans [III], lord of Pomeriis, de Pommiers for the loyalty that he has shown to the king of all the rents, rights and customary payments which Pomeriis Pey de Pommiers , an enemy and rebel of the king, had in Pomeriis, de Pommiers , Surak Civrac[-sur-Dordogne] , Salva Terra Sauveterre[-de-Guyenne] and Pugioles Pujols when they come into the king's hands, and which Pey de Pommiers sold to Valesio Philip of Valois in deception of the king, Guilhem-Sans holding the same to him and his heirs from the king and his heirs for the customary service forever. 1

By petition of C. in parliament. 2

1.
There are extensive erasures under this and the following entry.
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
166

As above .

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony that he should make livery to Guilhem[-Sans [III de Pommiers], lord of Pommiers ] of the rents, rights and customary payments which Pomeriis, de Pey de Pommiers had in Pomeriis Pommiers , Surak Civrac[sur-Dordogne] , Salva Terra Sauveterre[-de-Guyenne] and Pugioles Pujols when they come into the king's hands. 1

1.
There are extensive erasures under this and the preceding entry.
167

8 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley .

Grant for life to Guilhem-Sans [III de Pommiers], lord of Pomeriis, de Pommiers for his loyalty and that of his progenitors on account of which his castles and fortalices have been destroyed by the king's French enemies, and all his other goods lost and because of which he has nothing upon which to live, of the castellany and keepership of the la Ryole castle of La Réole which is currently in the hands of the king's enemies; holding the same for the customary wages on condition that after Pommier's death the castellany and keepership should wholly revert to the king and his heirs.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
168

8 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley .

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony to make livery to Guilhem[-Sans [III], lord of Pommiers ] of the castellany and keepership [of the castle of La Réole ] when it shall have come into the king's hands.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
169

24 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Pey de Grailly, vicomte of Benauges .

Notification that it was not the king's intention that his confirmation of the letters patent of Bernat-Etz [V], Lebreto, de lord of Albret and Geneva Hugues de Genève, lord of Varreis Varey and Hanton' Anthon , king's lieutenant in the duchy, and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony of the grant made to Cavomonte, de Alixandre de Caumont, co-lord of Sancta Basilia Sainte-Bazeille and of Landeron' Landerron of all that the king had in Sainte-Bazeille and Landerron made by entry 122 should prejudice the right or title that Grelino, de Pey [II] de Grailly , vicomte of Benaugiarum Benauges and Castellionis Castillon or Grely Johan [II] de Grailly, his son should have in the same places.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
170

6 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Amaubin de Montferrand .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants that having obtained full information on the true value of the rents lost by Amaubin de Montferrand and of the sums owed to him for this reason, the constable is to make payment to him or some other suitable assignment from the issues of the duchy or from the goods of the king's rebels, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. Montferrand has requested that the king will wish to assign to him 60 librates sterling of rent per annum on the goods of the king's rebels in recompense of 40 librates sterling of annual rent that he has lost in the duchy on account of the war, and for the various sums of money for his wages and for restaur of his horses lost in the king's service which amount to 300 l.st. which the king owes him, holding the same rent until Montferrand is fully satisfied, and the king wishes to what is just to him.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
171

26 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Tobia Usodimare .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that having taken full advice with those of the king's council of those parts on the service that Usus Maris Tobia Usodimare has done to the king they should cause him to be contented from the goods of the king's rebels in those parts or cause him to be provided in recompense for this service and the great costs and expenses that he has been put to, and so others will take this as an example of faithful service, and payment or other satisfaction should be made to him of what is owed to him for his wages and his being retained to maintain his status in the king's service from the issues of the duchy or from the money that the king is sending to the duchy, and the constable will receive allowance for the money paid to Usodimare. Usodimare has requested that the king will wish to make such provision to him and his company and foot soldiers to sustain them in the king's service and maintain their status since he lately came from Janua Genoa and served in the king's wars in the duchy of Aquitaine with fifteen men-at-arms and 25 foot soldiers at great cost and labour and without remuneration, and the king wishes to agree favourably to the request.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).

For Master Guilhem de Lart.

172

29 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley .

Confirmation to Master Guilhem de Lart, doctor of laws of the fee of 150 l.t. for his life as a member of the king's council in the duchy to be taken at Easter and Michaelmas by equal portions by the hand of the constable of Bordeaux. Lart had requested the confirmation of the fee of 200 l.t. granted to him by Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony with the assent of Bernat-Etz [V], Lebreto, de lord of Albret and Gebennis Hugues de Genève, lord of Vorey Varey and Hantona Anthon , lieutenants in the duchy when he retained him for the king's council in the duchy, and the king wishes to grant the request because of the laudable testimony that he has had of Lart. 1

By petition of C. in parliament. 2

1.
For the order to make payment of this sum to Lart, see entry 267 .
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
173

Same as above

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to pay to Master Guilhem de Lart, professor of civil law , 50 l. in each of the following four years from the issues of the duchy; receiving from Lart his letters of acquittance attesting to the receipt of the same, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. Lart has requested that the king will wish to compensate him for the damages that he sustained in coming to the king's obedience and service, he having lost all his books and other goods to the value of 3,000 l.t. , and Bernat-Etz [V], lord of Lebreto, de Albret and Gibenn Hugues de Genève , lord of Voire Varey and Hantona Anthon , lieutenants in the duchy, and Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony had, in the king's name, promised to repay Lart for the damage. For his act of coming to the king voluntarily and to recompense him for his damage, the king has granted 200 l.st. or the value in another currency to Lart, to be paid by the constable from the issues of the duchy at the rate of 50 l. each year.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
174

2 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Menaut, son of Guilhem-Arnaut de Brocas .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony or his lieutenant that having obtained information by all ways and means according to the customs of those parts, upon whether Guilhem-Arnaut de Brocas and his ancestors because of their service to the king in his wars in those parts sustained wastes and losses, where and in what wars, and in what manner, and how much of this can be reasonably restored, he should send certification of that information to the king in chancery under the seal used in those parts and the seneschal's seal together with the writ, so that having viewed the information the king with his council is able to consider what to do. Menaut [de Brocas], son of Guilhem-Arnaut de Brocas has requested that the king will make restoration to him of the losses and the destruction of their houses, manors, vines, mills, lands and tenements, fees, and goods and chattels in the baylies, estates and prévôtés of Sanctus Severus Saint-Sever , Bonegarde Bonnegarde and of Saut , and also in the 'military' lands ( in terris militariis ) 1 of Sanctus Sarrianus Saint-Sarrian , Coguet Couget and of Lux in the duchy of Aquitaine sustained by his father and his ancestors as a consequence of their service to the king in his wars, because of which Brocas is unable to maintain his status and remain in the king's service.

By petition of C.

1.
Lands having to provide men, then money for the feudal military service.
175

3 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For the mayor, jurats and community of Bordeaux .

Grant to the Burdeg' mayor, jurats and all the community of the city of Bordeaux for their service and the costs that they have been put to, of all that pertains to the king of the pledges of all disputes, woundings and assaults ( vadia contentionum, vulnerum et verberacionum ) committed within the city and its district for the term of six years, the mayor and jurats having requested the same by their petition exhibited before the king and his council.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
176

28 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Pey de Galard, lord of Espiens .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux that they should make livery to Galart Pey de Galard lord of Spyengs Espiens of all that the king has in Bolonha Boulogne , Francesquas Francescas and Forces Fourcès as soon as it will have come into the king's hands, reciting the grant of the same ( entry 125 ).

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
177

26 May 1341 . Westminster . For Ramon Lagut .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants to cause the 100 l. annuity from Moichidano, de Mussidan and Sanctus Sesterius Saint-Astier to be assigned to Ramon Lagut, damoiseau in accordance with the king's letters of confirmation 1 of the grant of the same by Bernat-Etz [V], Lebreto, de lord of Albret , kt. , lieutenant and captain general in the duchy of Aquitaine , and Oliver de Ingham, kt. , seneschal of Gascony .

By writ of p.s.

1.
See entry 49 .
178

12 July 1341 . Westminster . For Bernat Séguin .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that they should permit Seguini Bernat Séguin , son of Iter [Séguin], citizen of Bordeaux , deceased , to have and hold the rents or customary payments on cloth, tin, copper and all other things brought to the Burdeg' city of Bordeaux to be sold, and which Iter [Séguin] bought from Guillaume, lord of Monte Leone, de Montlieu , Yanctonen' diocese of Saintes , 1 reciting the king's letters patent confirming the purchase. 2

1.
'Yanctonen' is a mistake for Xanctonen' .
2.
See entry in C 61/52 . For the petition to which this entry is the response, see TNA SC 8/74/3683.
179

1 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Arnaut-Gassie [de Saint-Jean] .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux that having diligently obtained information on the value of the Pountoys baylie of Pontonx to be assigned to Bernat-Etz [V], Lebreto, de lord of Albret , and of other circumstances, they are to provide Arnaut-Gassie [de Saint-Jean], king's valet , for what he will lose by reason of that assignment, and the constable is ordered that in the meantime, until Saint-Jean can be provided with the same, he should make payment each year to Saint-Jean of what he has lost from the issues of the duchy, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Saint-Jean had requested that the king would indemnify him because the king lately granted him the baylie with its appurtenances for his life both for Saint-Jean's service and in recompense of the lands and goods which he and his wife had lost in the king's Gascon wars, and now the baylie has been exchanged by the king with the lord of Albret for other lands so that Saint-Jean is unable to take anything from it.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).

For Bérart d'Albret.

180

15 May 1341 . Westminster .

Grant to la Brette Bérart [I] d'Albret of the keepership of the Podium Normanni castle of Puynormand , the castellany and Villefraunk bastide of Villefranche with its appurtenances to be held to Albret and his heirs from his body legitimately begotten together with high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction, homages and all other things that pertain to them from the king and his heirs by the customary services forever, provided that if Albret should die without heirs from his body, then the castle, castellany and bastide should wholly revert to the king and his heirs after Albret's death. The grant is made to Albret for the good standing that he has to the king, for his losses of his body and his great expenses, in enlargement of a previous grant of the keepership of the castle, castellany and bastide to Albret for his life, he taking each year from the issues of the same 100 l.st. , and rendering to the king each year beyond that 100 l. , 200 l. of current money, just as Albret previously rendered to the king when he held the keepership at will, as more fully appears in the king's letters patent.

By writ of p.s.

181

Same as above

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux that they should permit la Brette Bérart [I] d'Albret to hold the keepership of the castle [of Puynormand ] and the castellany and bastide [of Villefranche-de-Lonchat] according to the king king's letters ( entry 180 ).

By petition of C. in parliament, 1 and by writ of p.s.

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
182

5 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Bernat Lassie and others .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to summon the debtors of Lacy Bernat Lassie and Séguin , Guilhem , and Ramon his sons before them, and compel them to pay the debts that they find are due according to the form of the bonds that they entered into, and do what they consider ought to be done according to the fors and customs of those parts, having consideration for the time that the contracts were made. Lassie and his sons have shown that when the money current in the duchy of Aquitaine was strong and good they lent certain sums of money and merchandise ( mercatura ) to various debtors, and the same debtors wish to pay the sums back in debased money to the cost and damage of Lassie and his sons, and contrary to justice when the time of the beginning of the contract is inspected, and they request remedy.

183

Same as above For the town of Bourg, that it will not be put out of the king's hands . 1

Grant to the Burgum mayor, jurats and inhabitants of the town of Bourg , that the town will not be put out of the king's hands by sale, gift, exchange, or by any other title except to future heirs of the king of England, the king wishing to show them favour for their conduct towards the king and his progenitors, late king's of England.

By C. in parliament. 2

1.
A note in the margin states 'Corone Angl'.
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
184

10 July 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Pélegrina de Blanquefort .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to hear the complaint of Blankaford Pélegrina de Blanquefort, wife of the late Goutz Galhart de Got, lord of Arbanas Arbanats , and her daughter concerning the wrongs done against them by Andriu [I], lord of Budons Budos , and summon the parties, and do full and speedy justice to Blanquefort and her daughter according to the fors and customs of those parts, getting her freed from prison, and doing what is just for an oppressed widow. Blanquefort has shown to the king that her husband faithfully served the king in his war, and died in that service, and in his testament he demised the custody of his daughter and heir, the castle of Arbanats and his land to Blanquefort which she then held, but the lord de Budos, then a rebel of the king, by hostily entered the castle and took Blanquefort and her daughter to his castle of Budos and imprisoned them there, and still detains them, and took and carried away their moveable goods to the value of 500 l.st. and more, and from that time unjustly took the fruits and profits of their lands of Arbanats to the sum of 800 l.st. in contempt of the king and to the oppression, misery and injury of Blanquefort and her daughter upon which she requests remedy, and the king wishes that justice be done.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
185

13 July 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Pey de Savignac . 1

Grant for life to Savynhac Pey de Savignac of the land of Durefort Durfort and the Penna fishery of Penne[-d'Agenais] with their appurtenances, and the Penna in Agenes' castellany of Penne-d'Agenais just as Asserit Bertran Assalit held it, saving anybody else's right be, provided that if the land and fishery with their appurtenances exceed the value of 15 l.st. per annum , then he should answer to the king for the excess each year. As Savignac has requested it for his service and adherence to the king in the war and in remuneration of all his possessions that he lost on account of that service, and the king having heard laudable testimony of Savignac's good conduct wishes to agree to the request.

By C. in parliament. 2

1.
A note in the margin states ' extractus '.
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341) or the smaller assembly of magnates of 11 July 1341.
186

4 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Bernat-Etz [V], lord of Albret . 1

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux that they cause the sum of 645 l. 6 s.st. or the value in other money and also 5 s.bord. which the king is bound by indenture to pay Bernat-Etz [V], Lebretto lord of Albret , to indemnify him for his losses in coming to the king's obedience be assigned on the lands, rents or goods or issues pertaining to the king in the duchy, and also high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction wherever it is able to be done for the advantage and utility of Albret, to be taken each year until Albret will have recovered his lands, rents and places that he has lost, or he has received suitable compensation elsewhere from the king; receiving from Albret or his proctor or attorney his letters of acquittance attesting to his receipt of the money which has been assigned or delivered to him, and the constable will be discharged in his account towards the king, any letters to the contrary notwithstanding. Albret has requested that the king will wish to suitably compensate him for his losses, because in a certain indenture made between the king and Albret, the king undertook to indemnify him for the losses of lands, rents and places in the duchy which he sustained in coming to the king's obedience and adhering to the king against the king's enemies in the present Gascon war, namely: Gensaco Gensac which Albret delivered to the lord of Moichidano, de Mussidan in compensation for his losses in adhering to the king's service which is to the value of 800 gold rials of annual and perpetual rent; and the rent that he had in Vasates' Bazadais and which he used to take from various people to the value of 125½ gold rials; and also of the annual rent that he had and took in Sora Sore and Lebretum Labrit to the value of 950 gold rials; and of the annual rent which he had and took from the lands of Mixta Mixe and Hosta Barisium Ostabaret with their appurtenances in the Navarr' kingdom of Navarre to the value of 500 gold rials; and of the annual rent that he took in the land of Ruthena Rodez . 2 by reason of the dower of his wife. 3 to the value of 851 gold rials and 5 s.bord. ; each rial being worth 4 s.st. , and the whole being valued at 645 l. 6 s.st. , just as more fully appears by information which the king ordered the seneschal to provide and return into chancery, and the king wishes the indenture to be firmly observed. 4

By C. in parliament. 5

1.
A note in the margin states 'Void because it was restored and is elsewhere below'. The entry is crossed out.
2.
It means here the county of Rodez .
3.
Matha d'Armagnac he married on 21 May 1321. She was the daughter of Bernat VI, count of Armagnac (d. 1319) and of Cécilia, countess of Rodez (d. 1313) and the sister of Johan I, count of Armagnac (1319-1373).
4.
For related entries, see entry 326 , entry in C 61/56 , entry in C 61/63 , entry in C 61/64 , entry in C 61/74 .
5.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
187

29 June 1341 . Westminster . For Menaut de Brocas, son and heir of Guilhem Arnaut de Brocas .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony that having obtained information concerning the injuries that the ancestors of Menaut de Brocas, son and heir of Guilhem-Arnaut de Brocas have sustained by reason of the their service in the wars in the duchy of Aquitaine, and of what service they did to the king, by whatever ways and means that he considers expedient, he should send that information as quickly as he is able under the king's seal used in the duchy together with this writ. Menaut de Brocas has requested that the king will wish to compensate him since Guilhem-Arnaut de Brocas , his father, and his ancestors have lost their manors, houses, mills, rents, vines and other things in the towns and baylies of Saut Sault , Bonagard' Bonnegarde and Sarian Saint-Sarian in the Sanctus Severus prévôté of Saint-Sever on account of their faithful service to the king in the wars in the duchy for the maintenance of the king's rights, and in defence of the duchy, and they have not received any compensation from the king or his progenitors, and the king wishes to be certified on this.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).

Membrane 17A note at the top of the membrane within the sewing states 'usque hic'.

Image of membrane 17

188

15 June 1341 . Westminster . For the mayor, jurats and community of Bordeaux . 1

To all archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, comtes, barons, vicomtes, seneschals, constables, prévôts, ministers and all bayles and the king's faithful subjects in the duchy of Aquitaine.

Charter granting to the Burdeg' mayor, jurats and community of Bordeaux for their great service to the king, that they, their heirs and successors, burgesses of Bordeaux should forever have in the city two fairs each year for 32 days duration, one for eight days before the feast of the Ascension, the feast day itself and for the seven days following, and the other for eight days before the feast of St Martin in Winter (11 November), the day of the feast and for seven days following, with all privileges, liberties and free customs pertaining to the fairs, provided that the fairs are not damaging to neighbouring fairs.

The king further grants that all merchants and others coming to the fairs should not be compelled to pay tolls on there possessions and merchandise that they bring to the fairs or their debts there within the first seven years unless the day of the payment of the debt is pre-arranged in the fair. After the elapse of seven years the king should take 4 d. in the pound from things sold at the fairs from the seller and the same sum from the purchaser, for his and his heirs' use.

And the king further grants that the burgesses of the city, their heirs and successors should be free and quit from impositions, tolls, customs and exactions forever, just as they and their predecessors were accustomed to be free and quit before the making of these presents. 2

By K. and C. in parliament. 4

1.
A note in the margin states that the entry is 'Void because it was restored and it is elsewhere below.'.
2.
The entry is crossed out.
3.
For a variant version of this charter for which this entry was struck-through see entry 347
4.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
189

5 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For the consuls of Vérac .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bills that the consuls of the town of Veyrak Vérac claim to have concerning their wages, if he is able to find that the sum of 1,760 l.bord. is due to them then he should make payment to them from the issues of the duchy or from the money which the king is sending to those parts from England ; and having made that payment he should receive the bills from the consuls, and also their letters of acquittance, and the king will make due allowance to the constable in his account. The consuls have requested that the king will wish to make payment to them of the sum of 1,760 l.bord. which the king is bound to them for their wages by pretext of their service to the king in the present war in the duchy of Aquitaine just as appears by those bills under the seal of the seneschal of Gascony, and the king wishes to agree favourably to the request.

190

14 July 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Bernat-Etz, lord of Albret .

To the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux and the other officials and ministers of the king in the duchy.

Confirmation to Bernat-Etz [V], lord of Lebreto, de Albret of the assignment and livery made to him by the seneschal of the places, baylies and lands of Pontosio Pontonx , Auree Vallis Auribat , Gossa Gosse and Sonhas Seignanx in place of the prévôté and Mountandre castellany of Montendre and the corn tax ( bladagium ) of Blaya Blaye and the land that the lady of Blaye held when she lived, which had been granted to Matha d'Albret in part exchange for land elsewhere, Bernat-Etz being Matha d'Albret's heir, the prévôté and castellany, and corn tax ( bladagium ) being in the hands of the king's French enemies. The seneschal, constable and others are ordered to let Bernat-Etz take actual possession of the same, with the rights, jurisdictions and homages, full and shared jurisdiction, and all other things that pettain to them, if he does not have possession already, and he is to be maintained in his possession once he has it. It is further ordered to the king's subjects and vassals of those lands delivered to Bernat-Etz, to swear homage and fealty to him and his heirs and successors and to do other customary obligations and dues. Notwithstanding any other grants, assignments or alienations to anyone else, and notwithstanding that the places and castles of Brigerac Bergerac and Montinhac Montignac in the seneschalcy of Périgord , and of Pinoliis, de Pineuilh and Ventenacum 1 in the senescalcy of Tartas 2 are held by the king, some of the king's subjects but rather followers of the French enemies.

On behalf of Bernat-Etz it is requested that the king will wish to confirm the assignment made by the seneschal pursuant to an agreement was made between the seneschal in the king's name on the one part, and le Bret Matha d'Albret, lady of Montinhac Montignac and Gensac on the other, namely that Matha d'Albret granted to the king all the right and all actions that she had in the place, castellany and Brigerac prévôté of Bergerac with its appurtenances, and in all other places which were the lord of Brigerak' Bergerac's in the diocese of Périgueux , 3 to be held by the king and his heirs in perpetuity; and she also granted to the king the castle and Montinhac town of Montignac with its appurtenances, to be held in perpetuity; and Matha d'Albret during the Gascon war granted and delivered to the king and his heirs, and his seneschal the keepership of the castles and places of Gensac and Montmyr Miremont , and Mauron Castelmoron and Moncut Montcuq . In compensation for these the seneschal in the king's name promised to Matha d'Albret the castle, place, prévôté and castellany of Montendre, and the corn tax ( bladagium ) which the king had in the town and Blaia castellany of Blaye , together with the land that the lady of Blaye lately held from the king there, and also the manor of Condacum Condat and the prévôtés of Born , Meymisan Mimizan , Erbefaveira Labouheyre and of Brasent Brassenx with their appurtenances, to be held by Matha d'Albret and her heirs from the king and his heirs forever; saving to the king the homages, fealties, resorts and other customary dues which are due to the king in similar places, just as is more fully contained in the indentures made between the seneschal and Matha d'Albret, which the king has accepted and confirmed by his letters patent; but because the prévôté and castellany of Montendre and the corn tax of Blaye and the land that the Lady of Blaye held when she lived were in the hands of the French enemy the seneschal granted, by letters under the king's seal then used in the duchy, to Bernat-Etz the places, baylies and lands of Pontonx, Auribat, Gosse and Seignanx, to be held by him until he could have peaceful possession of the prévôté, castellany and corn tax. Bernat-Etz requests the king's confirmation of the same, and the king having considered the advantages and disadvantages in regard of Bernat-Etz's service, wishes to agree with the request by the advice of the council. 4

By K. and all the C. in parliament. 5

1.
Place not identified.
2.
There was no seneschalcy of Tartas.
3.
The entry actually identifies this as the diocese of Tartas . There has never been a diocese of Tartas, and Bergerac was in the diocese of Périgueux.
4.
The original letters of Edward III are in the Archives départementales des Pyrénées Atlantiques, in file E 169.
5.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341) or the smaller assembly of magnates of 11 July 1341.
191

24 July 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Master Guiraut de Piis .

Grant to Master Pinibus, de Guiraut de Piis, king's clerk , that he should hold the office of procurator in Agenn' Agenais and Vasates' Bazadais with the fee assigned for it while he conducts himself well and faithfully, the king having granted this, having heard laudable testimony of Piis' good conduct, in enlargement of his appointment to that office during pleasure by Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony , which Ingham made by his letters patent under the king's seal then used in the duchy, which appointment the king has previously accepted and granted by his letters patent.

For Pons [IV], lord of Castillon.

192

Grant to Pons [IV], lord of Castellioun Castillon that he should have and hold Mountynac Montignac with all its appurtenances, until he is able to recover the castle and Mons Andronis castellany of Montendre with its appurtenances which was previously granted to him, to have and to hold the same to Pons and his heirs with all the rights and appurtenances from the king and his heirs by the customary service forever. Pons had previously requested that the king would grant him the castle and castellany in fee in compensation for the damages and injuries that he had sustained on account of the war in the duchy of Aquitaine in the king's service. The king wishing to be certified on the true value of the castle and castellany, and whether the grant of the same could be done without prejudice to the king or anyone else, ordered the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that having obtained that information, they should send certification of what they find under their seals, and by that information returned before the king and his council it was accounted that the castle and castellany for an annual render of 300 l.t. when demised in times of peace. Pons, because he could take no profit from the castle and castellany which has been taken by the king's French enemies and rebels, has requested that the king will wish to grant to him Montignac which ought to have forfeited into the king's hands by the rebellion of Sparra Bernat de Lesparre , and the king wishes to agree favourably to the request because of Pons' laudable service.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341) or the smaller assembly of magnates of 11 July 1341.
193

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that they should deliver to Pons [IV], [ lord of Castellioun Castillon ], Mountynac Montignac with its appurtenances to be held according to entry 192

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341) or the smaller assembly of magnates of 11 July 1341.
194

20 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Guilhem-Ramon de Durfort for superseding .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to hear the complaint of Duro Forti, de Guilhem-Ramon de Durfort , or his attorney, concerning the inheritance of Gensak Ramon-Guilhem de Gensac , and summon before them Madelhano, de Guilhem-Ramon de Madaillan , and view the legal process concerning this, and if they find that Durfort's allegations are true then they are to supersede the execution of the king's charter in favour of Madaillan, or orders of the king directed to them concerning the part of the Gensac inheritance pertaining to Durfort, until the legal process has been determined, and they should render void anything that has been done to Durfort's prejudice against that process. On Guilhem-Ramon de Durfort's behalf it has been shown to the king that inheritances in the duchy of Aquitaine, in the absence of male issue, ought by custom to be divided between the daughters according to the fors and customs of those parts, and the inheritance of Ramon-Guilhem de Gensac, because he had no sons ought to have descended to his two daughters - Guirauda , mother of Guilhem-Ramon de Durfort, whose heir he is, who married Duro Forti Arnaut de Durfort who is dead, and Talesia Thalèsa, wife of Madelhano Guilhem-Amaniu de Madaillan , and ought to have been divided between them; and eighteen years elapsed and at the beginning of the war in the duchy a plea in the court of Gascony and also by appeal in the parlement of Paris ( curia Franc' ) was made for Arnaut and his wife, Guilhem-Amaniu and his wife then having occupied the whole inheritance unjustly, and three arrests were decided, but because of the war these were not executed. Guilhem-Amaniu de Madaillan was against the king in the war, and now Guilhem-Ramon de Madaillan, son of Guilhem-Amaniu holds the other part of the inheritance. He has newly adhered to the king, and the whole of the inheritance has been granted to him by the king by his charter at Madaillan's request, the king being ignorant of the matter. Guilhem-Ramon de Durfort has requested that the king will have consideration of the matter and revoke the charter granted to Madaillan in prejudice of Durfort, and the king wishes justice to be done. 1

1.
For a related entry, see entry .
195

29 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Menaut, son of Guilhem-Arnaut de Brocas .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having accounted with Menaut [de Brocas], son of Guilhem-Arnaut de Brocas for the wages of his father and his men if he has not already done so, he should make payment to him of what he finds is due from the issues of the duchy or from the money that the king is sending to those parts, or a suitable assignment from the same issues without delay; receiving from Menaut his letters of acquittance, and also bills if any were made, and they will have due allowance in their account. Menaut de Brocas has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him or a suitable assignment for the sums of money which the king owed Guilhem-Arnaut de Brocas , his father from the from the time that he stood in the garrison of Sanctus Severus Saint-Sever from the beginning of the present Gascon war to the day of his death, for his wages and those of his men-at-arms and foot-soldiers in his company residing in the garrison, Guilhem-Arnaut having made Menaut his son his heir in rents, goods and debts, and the king wishes to agree favourably to the request.

By petition of C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).

For William de Radnor.

196

25 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley .

Grant for life to Radenore William de Radnor, king's valet , for the great service that he has done and the costs, charges and losses that he has been put to both on land and at sea, that he should have 2 d. of good money of Bordeaux from the customs paid on each tun of wine coming to the city which ought to be collected and taken for the king's use, by the hand of the receiver of the customs, so that his status is maintained, and he is able to continue in the king's service. 1

By C. in parliament. 2

1.
For an order to supersede this grant, see entry 234 .
2.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
197

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that they pay to William [de Radnor] the 2 d. of good money of Bordeaux which the king granted him by entry 196 to be taken from the customs on each tun of wine brought to Bordeaux by the hand of the receiver of the customs; and the king further wishes that constable and receiver should receive a suitable allowance in their accounts for the 2 d. .

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
198

3 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Master Guilhem Gourdon.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony that he should deliver to Master Gordoun Guilhem Gourdon , king's clerk , the writing office of the seneschalcy and assise court of Agenesium Agenais , and of the baylie ( ballagium ) of the Agennum city of Agen according to the tenor of the king's letters. as soon as it comes into the king's hands. The king granted the office to Gourdon for the faithful service that he has done and will do, the same office being in the hands of the king's French rebels, having the same from as soon as it will come into the king's hands, provided that the king or his progenitors have not already granted the same to others for the term of their life or years, just as appears in the king's letters patent on this.

199

3 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Guilhem Gourdon of Bourg.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, that the constable should pay to Gordonis Guilhem Gourdon of Burgum Bourg , king's clerk , the 12 d.st. a day which the king has granted to him from the issues of the duchy for as long as Gourdon conducts himself well and faithfully to the king, or until he is provided with an office or bayle where he is able to take the sum or the value in other money, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. Gourdon requested that the king would wish to provide him with anything whereupon he and his father and mother and their children can live, since Gourdon's father and mother, he himself and his brothers and sisters from the time that the king's French enemies took the Burgum town of Bourg had to relinquish their houses and goods which they had in the town because they wished to remain loyal to the king, and they came to Burdeg' Bordeaux and did not have anything to sustain them. The king having consideration for their faithfulness and for all that they had sustained, granted the 12 d.st a day to Gourdon to be taken each year during pleasure for the sustenance of Guilhem, his mother and father, and his brothers and sisters, until an office could be provided. And afterwards, the king wishing to show Gourdon further grace granted that he money should be taken while Gourdon conducts himself well and faithfully towards the king. 1

1.
For the revised grant during good conduct, see entry 100 .
200

5 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Ramon de Cassagne for having baylies for damages and losses.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants that they cause 560 l.t. to be assigned to Cassanea Ramon de Cassagne, burgess of Agen , upon the lands of the king's enemies and rebels in the Vasates' Bazadais and Agenes' Agenais , having and taking the same each year until he recovers the lands and tenements that he lost, any gift, assignment or order to the contrary not withstanding; receiving from the same Cassagne his letters of acquittance, and the constable is to be discharged from the same. Cassagne has requested by his petition exhibited before the king that whereas he has lost his lands and tenements to the value of 1,200 l.t. per annum because he has adhered to the king in the present war in the duchy of Aquitaine, and Bernat-Etz [V], Lebreto, de lord of Albret , lieutenant of the king in the duchy from his own lands and rents assigned to him 640 l.t. in part compensation of the 1,200 l.t. , that the king will wish to assign to him the residual 560 l.t. upon the lands of the king's enemies and rebels in the Bazadais and Agenais, and the king having heard laudable testimony of Cassagne's good conduct towards the king, wishes to show favour to him.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
201

8 June 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For the mayor, jurats and community of the town of Bourg.

Grant to the mayor, jurats and community of the Burgum supra Mare town of Bourg for their great and laudable service that they have done to the king and his progenitors, late kings of England, which they have done not without labour and costs, that they and their heirs and successors should have and hold all the privileges, liberties, exemptions and quittances granted to them by charters of the king or of his progenitors, late kings of England, and to fully enjoy and use them just as they and their ancestors reasonably used and enjoyed them, notwithstanding that when the town was taken by the king's enemies and rebels, their charters and other memoranda, privileges, liberties, exemptions and quittances were lost, saving the king's rights in all matters.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341).
202

4 May 1341 . Westminster . For Martin, lord of Urtubie.

Licence granted to Martin [de Tartas], lord of Urthuby Urtubie , that he or his heirs are able to build a castle or fortalice at Urthuby Urtubie with ditches and walls of stone, to be held from the king and his heirs for the salvation and defence of those parts forever. Proviso that the castle or fortalice should be rendered to the king and his heirs at the order of the king, his heirs or their seneschals in times of war and peace. The lord of Urtubie has requested that the king would wish to grant him the licence for the salvation and defence of those parts because Urtubie is on the march of Ispann' Spain 1 and Navarr' Navarre in a dangerous place situated near the king's enemies with no castle or fortalice within three leagues. 2

By p.s.

1.
It meant the kingdom of Castile.
2.
On the first lords of Urtubie, see Jaurgain, J. de, 'Châteaux basques - Urtubie', Bulletin de la société des sciences et arts de Bayonne (1896), p.129-31.
203

8 July 1341 . Langele Kings Langley . For Master Martin de Vera .

Order sicut alias to the constable of Bordeaux to make payment to Master Martin de Vera, late surgeon ( cirugicus ) of the king's father 1 or his attorney of the arrears of the 20 l. per annum from the time that he was seised of the same by virtue of the grant of the king's father from the issues of the duchy or the treasury which is in the constable's custody, any order of the king's directed to him to the contrary notwithstanding; receiving from Vera his letters patent or those of his attorney attesting to the payment, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. And if there is any reasonable cause why the same should not be paid then he should send certification of the reason to the king in chancery under the seal used in those parts together with this writ without delay. Vera has requested that the king will wish to satisfy him for the 20 l.st. annuity or the value in other money which the king's father granted to him for life by his letters patent for his good service to the late king, to be taken by the hand of the constable of Bordeaux from the oven in the Sancta Fides town of Sainte-Foy[-la-Grande] or from the other issues of the duchy, which grant the king afterwards confirmed, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

By C.

1.
Edward II.
204

15 July 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For having a port at the bastide of Hastingues .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony, or his lieutenant that the landing tax ( applicatio navium seu portus ) paid by ships coming up river from the city of Bayonne and elsewhere be paid at the bastide of Hastingues from henceforth. The king has granted to the jurats and community of the Hastyngs bastide of Hastingues , for the improvement of the situation of the bastide situated on the frontier of Navarre and certain places of the king's enemies, and also for the good and laudable service of the jurats and community to the king, that the landing tax formerly paid at the town of Sorde should be paid at the Hastyngs bastide of Hastingues during pleasure. On the behalf of the jurats and community of the bastide it has been requested that the king will wish to grant that they have this landing tax paid at their bastide for their service to the king in the wars in the duchy and the great labours and damage that they have sustained. Ships coming from Bayonne were accustomed to pay the tax at the town of Sorde , but the inhabitants sided against the king in the war and surrendered the town to the king's enemies who still occupy it, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

By C. in parliament. 1

1.
A reference to the Westminster parliament of April 1341 (23 April - 28 May 1341) or the smaller assembly of magnates of 11 July 1341.
205

18 July 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For taking Montignac into the king's hands .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony that having diligently informed himself as to whether Montinaco Montignac which was la Sparre Bernat de Lesparre's , he being an enemy and rebel of the king, ought legitimately to pertain to the king because of the rebellion, as the king has been given to understand, if he finds this to be the case then he is to take it into the king's hands, and if any in the place contend that they have rights to the same, then having called the king's procurator and others of the king's council, do full justice.

By K.

206

22 July 1341 . Westminster . For livery not to be made unless mention is made of the previous gifts etc. .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that when they receive orders or letters from the king concerning the livery of lands, possessions, jurisdictions, offices or other things granted by the king to some people, if they are able to find that the lands, possessions, jurisdictions, offices or other things had already been given or granted by the king or his predecessors, then livery is not to be made unless special mention is made in the orders or letters of the previous gift or grant, since it is not the king's intention that such grants be revoked because the king makes grants of the same to persistant supplicants, not recollecting these earlier grants.

By K.

207

18 July 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For surveying the castles and strong places in Aquitaine .

Commission to Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony and Guilhem-Ramon, Calvo Monte lord of Caumont to survey all the castles and strong places ( loca fortia ) both of the king's and those belonging to others within the king's power in the duchy of Aquitaine, and those that they find can be defended for the king against the king's enemies in the present war are to be provisioned with victuals and other necessaries, and those that are not are to be demolished, and Ingham and Caumont are not to allow anyone to build new castles or fortalices unless they have found sufficient guarantees and security beforehand that the castles or fortalices will be safely and securely defended at their own costs for the king's use. They are to undertake their commission in the way that they consider best for the king, and the king has granted that all and singular of the king's ministers and faithful subjects and inhabitants of the duchy are to obey and attend upon them in all the premises.

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20 July 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For protection for Andriu de Budos .

To all and singular seneschals, mayors, jurats, peers, bayles and ministers of the king in the duchy of Aquitaine.

Letters of protection granted to Andriu [I], Budes lord of Budos , kinsman of Cardinal Fargiis [Ramon-Guilhem] de Fargues , 1 , his household, things, rents, possessions and his goods, since the king in his pleasure at Budos' coming into the king's obedience not withought great loss of his goods, and wishing to show him favour has received him and them into his safe-keeping. They are to be maintained, protected and defended from violence and harm, and speedy amends should be made to them for any forfeitures that they have suffered.

By K.

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Vyguer Pey Béguey of Burdeg' Bordeaux has similar letters of protection for two years duration.

By K.

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6 June 1341 . Turris London' Tower of London . For Ramon de Cassagne for having an office.