Physical condition of the roll

The roll consists of 24 membranes. There are entries on all of the face sides, but only on two of the dorses (11d and 15d). There is a patch sewn onto the dorse of membrane 17 as a repair, though it is not clear how long after the compilation of the roll the damage occurred. The roll otherwise is generally clean and in good condition.

C 61/43 5 Edward III (1331-32)

Introduction.

On this roll, there continue to be several requests to have arrears of wages paid. For the most part, these were still the consequences of the war of Saint-Sardos (1324-5) and even of the earlier war of 1294-7 in the reign of Edward I. For instance Pey Dupuch had been placed at Sorde with four men-at-arms and thirty infantrymen to keep this place, but had never been paid for it. 1 Arnaut-Guilhem de Poyloaut requested the payment of 600 l.ch. , the wages of himself, nine mounted men-at-arms and a hundred foot serjeants who were in the garrison of Dax. 2 Pey de Galician, at that time constable of Bordeaux, was ordered by the king to come to England to inform the king of the state of the duchy of Aquitaine. 3 We learn that Brun Guiraudon had been imprisoned for a long while by the men of the king of France during the war of Saint-Sardos and had lost in that war his ‘armoured horses’. 4 Obviously the king’s treasury at Bordeaux was in the red: Pey Martel, former master of the king’s mint in the city of Bordeaux, had even lent 400 l.t. of his own money to Aubert Mège, constable of Bordeaux for Edward II in 1326-7, for the king’s business. 5 Royal debts owed to the Bardi society of Florence were allocated for repayment on the customs of Bordeaux. 6 A sum of money initially sent to a royal clerk in Gascony was ordered to be delivered to the Bardi. 7

The king of France Philip VI bound himself to pay to Edward III the sum of 30,000 l.t. in compensation for the dismantling, burning and destruction of the castle and town of Saintes when the count of Alençon, Philip VI’s brother, had taken this town in 1330. 8 Edward III ordered repair of the enclosure of Saintes. 9 The king ordered the seneschal of Gascony to supply the castle of Saintes with men-at-arms and victuals. 10 Consequently, the clerk Richard de Parr was sent into the duchy to superintend the king’s castles as a whole and to supply them with victuals and armaments. 11 Inadequate castellans, bayles and officers in the duchy were ordered to be removed. Such an action was probably stimulated by the capture of the town of Saintes by the French the previous year. 12 The constable of Bordeaux and another Englishman were also appointed to survey the state of all the king’s castles in the duchy. 13 The castles of Saujon and Montendre (both in Saintonge) needed repairs. 14 It appeared that the castle of the city of Bayonne needed repairs too. 15 In June 1331 Oliver de Ingham was appointed seneschal of Gascony (the second time he had held this office, having been seneschal in 1326-7) in order to ensure good governance in the duchy, a position he was to hold until 1343. 16

The king proclaimed that no wine brought to England would be seized, and no payment rendered for it, by the king’s butler or any other officers. 17 Three Gascon merchants asked for payment for wines they had sold to a previous royal butler. 18 Arnaut Micol, the king’s chief butler who came from Bazas, was granted 1,000 l.t. from the issues of the duchy to buy wines for the king. 19 A group of Gascons had been appointed by this butler to buy 300 tuns of wine for the king’s consumption. 20

The men of Labenne, Capbreton and Bouret obtained revocation of the letters of John de Haustede, seneschal of Gascony, issued in 1328 about fishing rights claimed by the community of Bayonne which had been confirmed by the king in 1329. 21 The community of Bayonne complained to the king that the bishop, canons, religious men of Bayonne had acquired lands, tenements, issues and fiefs without obtaining the king’s licence. 22 It appeared that the seneschal of Gascony had had to come with an armed force to Bayonne because its inhabitants ‘had been disobedient’ to the king, though the latter claimed the contrary. 23 In fact, it appears that civil strife had arisen in Bayonne because two members of the powerful family of Bielle had attacked the mayor of Bayonne Arnaut-Sans Duluc and the men of this city had refused to arrest them. 24

Johan II de Grailly complained about the impediments and grievances suffered by the lords of Puy-Paulin (in Bordeaux) from the time of the marriage of his parents. The lords had the lucrative right to sell their own wine without paying any custom on it. 25 He eventually obtained from the king the right to be a burgess of Bordeaux. 26 He also complained about that the right of shipwreck enjoyed by his ancestors of his Bordeaux family on the coast of the Pays de Buch, 27 a right challenged by the chapter of Saint-André of Bordeaux. 28 He also requested the king to pay the wages which were owed by Edward I to the last male members of the Bordeaux family. 29 In the meantime, his father Pey II de Grailly, vicomte of Benauges, was still in conflict with the Tastes family, lords of Sainte-Croix-du-Mont, on the suzerainty over this place. 30

Ramon Durand, former seneschal of the Landes, officially banished by the king of France in 1327 following the war of Saint-Sardos, had received compensation for the losses he suffered, particularly in the region of Toulouse where he came from, 100 l.st. to be received from the baylie of Labourd. The parishes of Guiche, Bardos, Urt and Briscous were granted to him and his heirs in perpetuity. 31 But Durand’s attempt to establish his family in Labourd met with local opposition and we learn that the lord of Garro had taken by force a place owned by his wife. 32 His purchase of the lordship of Guiche (Labourd) from Ramon Durand was confirmed by the king, 33 , but was soon challenged by Melhosa de Lanne and her husband. 34 Several of Durand’s close friends were appointed to offices of bayles in the seneschalcy of the Landes. 35

María Díaz II de Haro, heiress to the lordship of Biscay, had been kept at Bordeaux by the seneschal of Gascony since 1328 in order to marry her to John de Eltham, the king’s brother, 36 but the negotiations for this marriage came to nothing, and the king decided to free her. 37 Thomas de Gournay, one of the murderers of Edward II, had been captured in Castile by a Juan Martin and was ordered to be delivered at Bayonne to the mayor, representative of the king, who had to be pay him the sum of 300 l.st. the king granted as a reward. 38

We also learn about legal matters in the duchy of Aquitaine. According to two entries, a commoner of the duchy of Aquitaine was not allowed to acquire a noble fief without the king’s special licence. 39 The lord of Lauret (in the diocese of Bazas) complained about the flight of his serfs without his consent. 40 Pey de Fouchier was keeper of two boys who were minors, and complained that their mother with her partisans had attacked his Bordeaux house and had injured him badly. 41

The clerk Robert de Lagrave was sent by the seneschal of Gascony to the Entre-deux-Mers to seize the goods and chattels of certain ‘heretics’. The mention of heretics is quite exceptional for this area in this period. 42

The community of Bordeaux had confirmed for its benefit a charter of King John (1205) granting to the men of Bordeaux to be freed of all taxes and tolls owned by the king on the river Garonne and the Gironde estuary. 43

A merchant of Brest in Brittany had his ship and the wine loaded in it was taken by some malefactors while it was anchored in the river Garonne, following which it had been brought to North Wales. 44

As a consequence of a former conflict in Saint-Sever in 1322 between men of the then seneschal of Gascony Fulk le Strange and men of Béarn, which Bidau de Poudenx, as king’s bayle of this town, has tried to stop, a bastard of Béarn attacked Bidau's place of Poudenx (in the Landes), burned houses and stole several goods. 45 As a consequence, Poudenx received letters of protection from the king. 46

Guilhem Pépin.

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Gascon Roll for 5 Edward III

1

26 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Ot, lord of Lauret, kt.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Ot, lord of Lauret , kt , as this latter petitioned the king, before him and his council, that several sums of money and the restaur of his lost horses were owed to him for the time he had been in the service of Edward II , former king of England and the king's father and the king during the wars that broke out in the duchy, requesting that the king pay this sum or find another satisfaction. The constable should pay to Lauret or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy according to what he found in the account. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

2

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . Protection and safe conduct granted.

Letters of protection, defence and safe conduct for one year for Brother Vineti Ramon-Guilhem Vinet, monk of La Sauve in the diocese of Bordeaux , attorney of the abbot of this place as long he is in the various regions of the kingdom of England to pursue there some business of this abbot, and when he returns; with an order to all the king's bayles and liege men, that they should not cause nor permit him to be injured, harmed, damaged or troubled; and if anything has been attempted against this, then it should be revoked without delay and amends should be made.

By petition of C.

3

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Johan II de Grailly, captal de Buch.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to hear the complaint of Greiliaco Johan II de Grailly, Bugh' captal de Buch , as he petitioned the king before him and his council that the Puypaulin house of Puy-Paulin 1 which was possession of Burdegal' Pey de Bordeaux , uncle of the said Grailly who is his heir, the house which is one of the four noble houses privileged in Bordeaux, and this house is in possession from time immemorial of the right that its own wines coming from the vineyards of its house have always hitherto been free of paying any custom at the castle of Bordeaux, 2 but some constables of Bordeaux had unlawfully tried to commit, he asserts, several impediments and grievances to this right when Assalita Assalhida de Bordeaux , sister and heiress of the said Pey de Bordeaux , mother of the said Grailly, married with the Benaug' vicomte de Benauges 3 in infringement of the rights of the said house, so Grailly requested the king to provide remedy on this matter. The seneschal and the constable, after having taken the advice of the members of the king's council of the duchy, if they discover that the said Pey de Bordeaux and all the lords of the said house had and should have the said ancient liberty, they must remove all impediments and grievances they recently attempted and return the liberty in its previous state, and if this right has been unlawfully seized from Grailly or his mother Assalhida, then they have to return it to Grailly, and permit the said Grailly and his heirs to enjoy this liberty as his ancestors used to enjoy it.

By petition of C.

1.
See Jean-Courret, É., 'Maison de Puy-Paulin / Château de Puy-Paulin', in Atlas historique de Bordeaux , ed. S. Lavaud, vol. III Sites et monuments (Bordeaux, 2009), p. 74-75 and Drouyn, L., Bordeaux vers 1450 (Bordeaux, 1874), p. 460.
2.
The castle of the Ombrière.
3.
Pey II de Grailly , vicomte de Benauges and Castillon (d. 1357).
4

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For the same.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters of Edward I , former king of England, grandfather of the current king by which he owed several sums of money to Burdeg' Pey de Bordeaux, Puypaulin lord of Puy-Paulin and Pey-Amaniu de Bordeaux, former Bugh' captal de Buch , the late uncles of Greiliaco, de Johan II de Grailly who is their heir, for their wages for the time they remained in the service of Edward I in the war of Gascony that broke out as well as for other rightful reasons as it is shown in Edward I's letters patent possessed by Grailly, as he asserts, and the main part of this sum, he said, still remains to be paid. The constable, having seen these letters and other memoranda of what is owed, has to pay to Ségur what is owed of this sum or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy, receiving from Grailly the letters patents of Edward I and his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account. 1

By petition of C.

1.
See the related entry entry in C 61/40
5

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For the same.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to hear the complaint of Johan II de Grailly, captal de Buch , as he petitioned the king before him and his council that Assalita Assalhida de Bordeaux , his mother to whom Grailly is heir and all his ancestors possessed and received from time immemorial the shipwrecks and all wrecks coming from them of all his land and sea coast of Bugh' Buch as he petitioned the king before him and his council. But some king's officers and ministers unlawfully put impediments, as it is said, so Grailly requested the king to provide a suitable remedy on this matter. The seneschal and the constable, after having taken advice of the members of the king's council of the duchy, if they find that the said Assalhida and the other ancestors of Grailly had and should have the said shipwrecks, they have to remove all impediments and grievances recently attempted and return it in its previous state, and if this right has been unlawfully seized from Grailly or his mother Assalhida, then they have to return it to Grailly, and permit the said Grailly and his heirs to enjoy this right as his ancestors used to enjoy it.

By petition of C.

For Huc de Gavaudun.
6

28 January 1331 . Hertford .

Grant for life to Gavauduno, de Huc de Gavaudun , as John de Haustede , seneschal of the duchy and Master Pey de Galician, clerk , constable of Bordeaux , had granted and allocated to Gavaudun at pleasure with the advice of the king's council of the duchy the prévôté and baylie of Sanctus Emilio Saint-Émilion with its appurtenances for an annual farm of 160 l.bord. as it was customary for those who held this prévôté, of 30 l.st. per annum from the issues of this prévôté to have in compensation of the 30 l.st. he had to take from the baylies of Gosse and Senhas Seignanx 1 from which he has been unjustly removed, and answers to the king of the remaining of the 160 l.bord. , as he has to do, and as it is fully shown in the letters of the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux under the seal of the court of Gascony and the seals of some of the king's councillors in the duchy.

By p.s.

1.
See the related entry entry in C 61/41
7

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to let have the same Huc de Gavaudun the said prévôté Saint-Émilion with rights, money and all its appurtenances, and permit him to receive and have the said 30 l.st. according to the content of the king's letters.

By p.s.

8

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Bertran Caillau.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Calculi Bertran Caillau some wages for him and his retinue for the good service he did towards Edward II , former king of England, king's father and the king during the last war of Gascony, service for which, by the form of the peace made between the king and the king of France, he was and is banished from the kingdom of France, these wages being allocated to him to be received during the banishment, but he has not yet been paid of these wages, he asserts, and these wages were accounted in weak money with the constable of Bordeaux, and as Caillau petitioned before the king and his council. The constable should pay without delay in good money to Caillau what is owed of these wages or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy, receiving from Caillau the said bills. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

9

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Hyspan, son and heir of Navar, former lord of Cize.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, as Ispannius Hyspan , son and heir of Navarrus Navar , former Ciz lord of Cize , petitioned the king and his council about the compensation for some of his lands, situated within the king's lordship, at this time occupied by the Marz vicomte of Marsan , 1 the seneschal of Gascony with the advice of all the council of the duchy has allocated to the said Navar the mill of Dasiusan Arjuzanx with its appurtenances to have him and his heirs until he or his heirs recovers his land occupied in that manner, but the king had not remembered this allocation and had granted the said mill to Podenx Auger de Poudenx 2 on certain conditions and the said Hyspan has been unjustly removed, he asserts, from the possession of this mill and has requested the king to return it to him; to return to Hyspan this mill if they find it is the truth notwithstanding the said commission of this mill to Auger de Poudenx.

By petition of C.

1.
The vicomte of Marsan was at this point the same person as Gaston II count of Foix and vicomte of Béarn (1315-1343).
2.
See entry in C 61/41 and entry in C 61/41
10

26 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Pey, lord of Pouy and another person.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, as Pey, Puy lord of Pouy , 1 situated next to Aquen' Dax and Hyns Bidau de Hinx petitioned the king before him and his council that they held from the king a fish-trap at Pountons Pontonx on the river Lade Adour and this fish-trap by lack of repair is demolished and broken up, and they required the king to bear the costs of the necessary repairs of the part of the fish-trap he owns or allocate the profits of the same fish-trap until the time it is repaired; to do the necessary repairs on the part of the fish-trap owned by the king, or allocate the issues of this part of the fish-trap owned by the king to Pouy and Hinx up to a certain date, so that these issues may be used by them to repair the king's part of the fish-trap, under the control of certain good men of the duchy delegated by them as it fitting in such circumstances.

By petition of C.

1.
The village of Pouy took the name of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul in 1828.
11

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Guilhem-Ramon Colom.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to have full information on the following matter, as Guilhem-Ramon Colom, Burdeg' citizen of the city of Bordeaux , Amaniu Colom , Johan Colom , his brothers and Trencalione Trencaléon Colom her sister, petitioned the king before him and his council that in part payment of some sums of money owed to them by Edward II , former king of England, father of the king, this latter allocated to them the Talamonia castellany of Talmont with the issues originating from there for a sum of 650 l. from the feast of All Saints 1 1324 until the next feast of All Saints, the sum they acknowledged to have received in part before the then constable of Bordeaux, but they have been removed from this castellany by the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux at that time before they had or received the revenue, and the said castellany has been militarily occupied by the men of the king of France, so they requested the king to have this sum paid or to find them another satisfaction despite the said acknowledgment. If the seneschal and the constable find they received nothing from the said castellany or on the said occasion, 2 then he has to do in the future what is fitting in such circumstances.

By petition of C.

1.
1 November.
2.
The acknowledgement before the constable of Bordeaux.
12

Same as above. For Pey-Guilhem de Maumusson.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux having heard the complaint of Maumysson Pey-Guilhem de Maumusson about some properties and tenements he had and held by hereditary right in the town of Blavia Blaye before the gate of the castle of this town and he asserts that they seized without reason these properties and tenements and kept them unlawfully to the said Maumusson's loss and impoverishment, and having taken full advice from the members of the king's council in the duchy, if they find that these properties and tenements were hereditary possessions of Maumusson and were unjustly seized and kept in the king's hand, then they have to provide a due and swift complementary justice to Maumusson according to the law and the local fors and customs.

By petition of C.

13

25 February 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Hélias Dupuch and Galhart Dupuch. 1

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Puch, de Hélias Dupuch and Puch, de Galhart Dupuch , as these latter petitioned the king before him and his council that several sums of money were owed to them for their wages of the time they remained in the service of Edward II , former king of England and the king's father and the king in the wars that broke out in the duchy, and requested the king to pay them this sum or find another satisfaction. The constable has to pay or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy to the Dupuch brothers of what he will find in the account. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

1.
This entry as the same content as entry entry in C 61/42
14

25 February 1331 . Westminster . For Pey Dupuch.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Podio, de Pey Dupuch , as this latter petitioned the king before him and his council that previously at the order of the seneschal of Gascony he has been placed in the town of Sorde with four men-at-arms and thirty infantrymen to securly keep it, and several sums of money were owed to them for their wages from that time, and he asserts he has been never paid of this money or had other satisfaction. The constable has to pay or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy to Dupuch of what he will find in the account. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

Wages paid to several men.

15

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with la Molere Guilhem de Lamolère for his wages he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere, and he will have due allowance in his account. Lamolère has requested by his petition exhibited before the king and council that the king will wish to make payment to him for his wages from the time that he stood in the service of Edward II , late king of England, the king's father, and in the king's service in the wars in the duchy, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

By petition of C. 1

The following have similar letters for payment:

15.5

Castelpugon Ot de Castetpugon for his wages and the restaur of the horses that he has lost;

15.6
15.7
15.8

Caillou Pey Caillau , son of Caillou Bertran Caillau for his wages and those of his company for the time he stood in the king's service, for the garrison of the king's Rocheford castle of Roquefort etc;

15.9

Semenx Bertran de Sémens for his wages and etc. in the service of the Edward II and the king and for other reasons, etc. as above;

15.10

Gavauduno, de Huc de Gavaudun both for his wages, etc. as above, and for other reasons etc. as above;

15.11

3 February 1329 . Langeley Kings Langley .

Bernat de Sémens, kt , both for his wages etc. as above and for other legitimate reasons, etc. as above;

15.12

Same as above

Costantin Pelet both for his wages etc. as above and for other legitimate reasons, etc. as above;

15.13

Same as above

la Brette, de Bérart [I] d'Albret both for his wages etc. as above and for other legitimate reasons, etc. as above;

15.14

4 February 1329 . Langeley Kings Langley .

Arnaut [de Morlanne], Morlan lord of Morlanne for his wages from the time etc. as above;

15.15

25 January 1329 . Waltham Waltham Holy Cross .

Arnaut-Ramon [IV d'Aspremont], Avorte, de vicomte of Orthe for his wages for the time he remained in the king's service and etc. in the garrison of the city of Aquen' Dax etc.;

15.19

Castel Pugon Galhart de Castetpugon, Pruy lord of Projan for his wages and the restaur of the horses that he has lost.

1.
TNA, SC 8/283/14109 is the petition of Guilhem de Lamolère behind this entry.
2.
The first article of TNA, SC 8/285/14 242 is either behind this entry or of , entry .
3.
There are still some remains of the medieval fortalice or 'maison-forte' of Ognoas in the current house of the 'domaine d'Ognoas' owned by the département of the Landes (in com. Arthez-d'Armagnac, arr. Mont-de-Marsan, dép. Landes).
16

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Ramon de Bagnoles.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony, the constable of Bordeaux and their lieutenants to have full advice about the lands and issues situated in the Blavia castellany of Blaye which were owned by la Barrere Hélias de Labarrère and were seized in the king's hand because Labarrère joined certain ennemies and rebels against the king, and they were worth up to 30 l.t. , it is asserted, and Banyoles Ramon de Bagnoles, damoiseau petitioned the king before him and his council to leave him these lands and issues for a specific time, rendering to the king a certain annual farm. The seneschal and constable have to commit during pleasure to Bagnoles the said lands and issues for a suitable farm according to the true value reached by these lands and issues and annually render for it to the king such a farm or by another way.

17

Same as above. Concerning protection and safeguard.

Letters of protection 1 at pleasure for Durandi Ramon Durand , his men, lands, things, rents and all his just possessions; with an order to each and all the king's seneschals, constables, castellans, prévôts, ministers and others bayles and liege men, that they should maintain, protect and defend Durand, his men, lands, things, rents and all his just possessions, and they should not permit them to be injured, harmed, damaged or troubled; and if anything has been attempted against this, then it should be revoked without delay and amends should be made.

By petition of C.

1.
Similar letters of protection granted to Ramon Durand are in entry in C 61/42

For Ramon Durand.

18

Grant to Durandi Ramon Durand for him and his successors, as Edward II granted to him to compensate him if, because of a war breaking out in the duchy he lost his lands because of his faithful service to the king, and then granted to Durand because all his lands were seized by the king of France 1 at the occasion of the said war 100 l.st. to receive each year from the issues of the duchy until the king received certification of the value of his lost lands or he ordered differently on this matter; to have, hold and receive forever these 100 l.st. from the king's issues in the baylie and land of Labourd pertaining to the king, or until he recovers his lost land, always excepting however for the king and his heirs to have and exercise the right of high and low justice in all the places of the said baylie and land, apart from the parishes of Guissen Guiche , Bardos , Durt' Urt and Briscos Briscous where the king grants forever for him and his heirs to Durand and his heirs the high and low justice with both complete and shared authority with all that appertains to the high and low justice, until Durand recovers his land.

By K. and petition of C. 2

1.
Ramon Durand was co-lord of Colomiers situated near the city of Toulouse . His seized land of Colomiers was confirmed in August 1327 by King Charles IV of France to Jean d'Arrabloy the Young, kt. and master of his household (Archives Nationales, JJ 64, fol. 391. Registres du Trésor des Chartes. Tome II. Règnes des fils de Philippe le Bel. Deuxième partie: règne de Charles IV le Bel. Inventaire analytique , ed. H. Jassemin, A. Vallée and J. Guerout (Paris, 1999), p.331, no.5306.
2.
TNA, SC 8/170/8479 is probably the petition behind this entry.
19

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants to permit the same Ramon Durand to have and receive the issues of the said baylie and land of Labourd and exercise the high and low justice in the said parishes of Guissen Guiche , Bardos , Durt' Urt and Briscos Briscous according to the content of the king's letters.

For Bertran Caillau.

20

Grant for life to Calculi Bertran Caillau , for the good and laudable service he did many times to the king and his ancestors former kings of England, for the king and his heirs 50 l.st. to receive per annum on the issues of the land of Condat or the same sum per annum in a suitable place in the duchy. He has to answer of the value of this land that exceeds this sum of 50 l.st. to the king, as is proper.

By K. and petition of C.

21

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants to deliver to the same Bertran Caillau or his attorney on this matter the possession of land of Condat with its appurtenances and the said 50 l.st. per annum on the issues of this land. He has to answer of the surplus according to the content of the king's letters.

22

Same as above

And it is ordered to Bertran Caillau that it falls to him under peril to ensure that the king's forest of Condat 1 does not have its wood or game damaged or destroyed. He has no authority on this matter which remains to the king.

1.
There was at Condat a king's manor where Edward I and his wife Eleanora of Castile stayed when they were in Aquitaine-Gascony in May-June 1289. A Gascon parliament was gathered there at this moment.
23

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Guilhem Durand.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to hear the complaint of Durandi Guilhem Durand, damoiseau , who petitioned the king before him and his council that several unlawful harassments have been inflicted on him and his serjeants by the bayle of Born and his serjeants within the baylie of Born because of certain false and illegitimate reasons, and that they have attacked and continue to attack them daily and have attempted to extort money from them to their obvious great damage and impoverishment, and they requested the king to provide them with a remedy. If the seneschal finds these grievances and oppressions were inflicted without reason on Durand and his men, then he has to make them cease according to the local fors and customs.

24

Same as above. For Bertran de Lastours.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to hear the complaint of Turribus, de Bertran [de] Lastours who petitioned the king before him and his council that several unlawful harassments have been inflicted on his men within the baylie of Born , etc. as above.

By petition of C.

25

Same as above. For Johan de Brouillon.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters owned by Brulhon Johan Brouillon of Oliver de Ingham , former seneschal of Gascony under the seal of the court of Gascony by which he acknowledged the loan of 213 d. of Gold Agnel delivered to him by Brouillon to use for certain royal business in the duchy, and this sum has not yet been paid to him, so he requested the king to pay this sum of money or find another satisfaction, as he petitioned the king before him and his council. If by the checking of these letters the constable finds this sum is owed to Brouillon, then he shall pay these 213 d. of gold to him without delay, receiving from him the said letters of Ingram and also his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account. 1

1.
TNA, SC 8/282/14052 is the petition of Johan Brouillon leading to this entry.
26

6 January 1331 . Guldeford Guildford . For Ramon Durand.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters owned by Durandi Ramon Durand of Oliver de Ingham , former seneschal of Gascony under the seal of the court of Gascony by which he acknowledged the loan of 3,000 l.bon.bord. delivered to him by Durand to use for some king's difficult and urgent business in the duchy, and this sum has not yet been paid to him, so he requested the king to pay this sum of money or find another satisfaction as he petitioned the king before him and his council. If by the checking of these letters the constable finds this sum is owed to Durand, then he shall pay in good money these 3,000 l.bon.bord. or what remains to be paid of this sum to him without delay, receiving from him the said letters of Ingram and also his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C. 1

1.
TNA, SC 8/170/8479 is the petition at the origin of this entry.
27

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For the same.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters patent of Edward II dated 24 March 1326 owned by Ramon Durand by which he granted to him for his good service 100 l.st. to receive per annum from the issues of the duchy until the king orders differently on this matter, sincee this sum has not been paid to him in full or in part and he petitioned beofre the king and council for payment of this sum or to find another satisfaction. The constable has to pay without delay from the issues of the duchy to Durand what remains to be paid of these 100 l.st. in sterling or their value in another money.

By petition of C.

28

Same as above For Pey de Montolieu, attorney of the heirs of Guilhem-Arnaut de Villenave .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters patent of Edward I, former king of England, grandfather of the king , by which he owed 92 l. 16 s. 3 d. 1 ob.st. to Villa Nova Guilhem-Arnaut de Villenave for his wages and those of his retinue, and the restaur of his lost horses for the time he was in the service of Edward I in the duchy, as petitioned Monte Olivo, de Pey de Montolieu , attorney of Villenave's heirs before the king and his council. After checking these letters, other memoranda on this matter and the letters of proxy of Montolieu, the constable has to pay without delay to Montolieu what is owed of this sum or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy, receiving from Montolieu the letters patents of Edward I and his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

29

Same as above. For Ramon Durand.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the bills of a previous constable of Bordeaux by which were owed to Durandi Ramon Durand certain wages for him and his retinue for the good service he did towards Edward II and the current king during the last war of Gascony, service for which, by the form of the peace made between the king and the king of France he was and is banished from the kingdom of France, these wages being allocated to him to be received during the banishment, but he has not yet paid of these wages, he asserts, and these wages were accounted in weak money with the constable of Bordeaux, as Durand petitioned before the king and his council. The constable has to pay without delay in good money to Durand what is owed of these wages or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy, receiving from Durand the said bills. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

30

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Guilhem-Ramon Colom.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters patent of Edward I , former king of England, grandfather of the king by which he granted for his good service to Johan Colom of the rue nove, de rue Neuve , 1 to whom Guilhem-Ramon Colom, Burdeg' citizen of the city of Bordeaux , is son and heir, 200 l.bon.ch. as it is shown in Edward I's letters patent owned by Guilhem-Ramon, as he asserts, and this sum, he said, has not yet be paid as Guilhem-Ramon petitioned before the king and his council. The constable, having seen these letters of what is owed has to allocate to Guilhem-Ramon what is owed of this sum on the arrears of the farms of some baylies hold for some time by Johan Colom or his heirs and still owed by them to the king, except the remainder of these farms that Guilhem-Ramon will still owe to the king.

By petition of C.

1.
The still existing 'rue Neuve' or in medieval Gascon of Bordeaux rua Neba (in English 'New Street') was built in the 13th century when the suburb named Sent-Elegi (Saint-Éloi) was created. The main families of burgesses of Bordeaux such as the Coloms built their houses ( ostaus in Gascon) there.
31

3 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . For Arman de Puychagut.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to pay without delay the 100 l.t. from the issues of the duchy to Pucheauguyt Arman de Puychagut as on 1 May 1330 the king granted these 100 l.t. 1 in part compensation of the damages and harms he suffered in the service of Edward II in the wars that broke out in the duchy. The king then ordered him to pay Puychagut this sum, but he did not care to do it, to the king's surprise. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

1.
See entry entry in C 61/42 .
32

30 January 1331 . Hertford . For Bertran Caillau, guardian of his nephew Johan Caillau.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Bertran Caillau , guardian of his nephew Johan Caillau, son of the late Cailhou Pey Caillau , for the several sums owed to Pey Caillau and the men of his retinue, he should make payment without delay to Bertran of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or else make satisfaction to him elsewhere, receiving from him the bills mentioned below and his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Bertran Caillau has requested by his petition exhibited before the king and council that the king would wish to make payment to him for his wages from the time that Pey Caillau stood in the service of Edward II , and in the service of the current king in the wars in the duchy, as shown in bills sealed by the court of Gascony and the former constable of Bordeaux that Bertran Caillau owns, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

By C.

33

Same as above. For Robert de Lagrave.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with la Grave Robert de Lagrave of Burdeg' Bordeaux , clerk , for several sums of money, he should make payment without delay to Lagrave of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere, receiving from him the letters mentioned below and his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Robert de Lagrave has requested by his petition exhibited before the king and council that the king would wish to make payment to him for several sums of money for the wages as well as for other reasons owed to Lagrave for the king's service he did in the regions of Francia France and elsewhere, as shown in letters patent sealed by the court of Gascony that Lagrave owns, and the king wishes to agree to the request. 1

By C.

1.
For related entries, see entry 185 & entry in C 61/46 .

For Pierre Gagnard.

34

8 February 1331 . Westm' Westminster .

Confirmation of the grant at pleasure made to Guanhardi Pierre Gagnard, clerk , burgess of the insula Oleronis Île d'Oléron in the regions of Vasconia Gascony 1 by John de Haustede , seneschal of the duchy by his letters patent under the king's seal used in the duchy, by the advice of the king's councillors of the duchy, for his maintenance and that of his wife and his family, because of the damages, troubles and expenses suffered by Gagnard in the king's service and his faithful adherence during his wars and his actions, leaving his house, of 12 s.bord. for his daily wages and his necessary expenses to be received by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux.

By K.

1.
For the English scribes it appears that 'Gascony' was synonymous with 'duchy of Aquitaine (or Guyenne)'. In reality for the local inhabitants, Gascony was the main part of the duchy, but not all the duchy, and the island of Oléron was a part of the duchy of Aquitaine (or Guyenne) but not of Gascony.
35

8 February 1331 . Westm' Westminster .

And it is ordered to the constable of Bordeaux to pay to the said Pierre Gagnard the said 12 s.bord. from the issues of the duchy according to the content of the said letters. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By K.

36

8 February 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Raymond-Arnaud de Pérolle.

Confirmation of the grant at pleasure made to Perulli Raymond-Arnaud de Pérolle, former inhabitant of the insule Oleronis Île d'Oléron in the regions of Gascony, by John de Haustede , seneschal of the duchy by his letters patent under the king's seal used in the duchy, by the advice of the king's councillors of the duchy, because of the damages, troubles and expenses suffered by Pérolle in the king's service and his laudable actions in the several wars of the king and his ancestors, the baylie of Bogio, de Buch with all its rights and appurtenances until the king orders otherwise concerning his position, and also the keepership of the sea coast of Buch, and for that, it has been allocated to Pérolle 3 s.t. of daily wages to be received from the constable of Bordeaux for so long as he holds this keepership, as is contained in these letters.

By K.

37

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Raymond de Bagnoles .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony, the constable of Bordeaux and their lieutenants to have full information about the lands and issues situated in the Blavia castellany of Blaye which were owned by la Barrere Hélias de Labarrère and were seized in the king's hand because Labarrère joined certain enemies and rebels against the king and Banyoles Ramon de Bagnoles, damoiseau , petitioned the king before him and his council to leave him these lands and issues for some time, rendering to the king a farm. The seneschal and constable have to commit at pleasure to Bagnoles the said lands and issues for a suitable farm according to the value reached by these lands and issues according to the information, Bagnoles annually rendering to the king a farm for them according to the content of the information.

By K.

38

5 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . For Bertran de Lastours.

Confirmation for the king and his successors of the grant made by John Haustede , seneschal of the duchy and Galiciano, de Pey de Galician , constable of Bordeaux, to Turribus, de Bertran de Lastours , by their letters patent sealed with the seal of the court of Gascony, of the great ford which is situated near to the Sancti Johannis de Sonenx, de church of Saint-Jean-de-Sonenx 1 and as much of the bank of Bozicos Bouricos situated next to this church as necessary to let him built one mill or several mills, to have allocated this ford and bank forever for him and his heirs, excepting the king's right and whoever else who has right there, for a certain annual farm of 6 d.bon.morl. to render to the king or to the constable of Bordeaux.

By C.

1.
This church is now named as 'Saint-Jean-de-Bouricos' (in com. Pontenx-les-Forges, arr. Mont-de-Marsan, dép. Landes).
39

3 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . On the baylie of Blanquefort kept in the king's hand.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, as they previously granted in the king's name to Johan Colom the baylie of Blanka Forti Blanquefort to have and hold as long as this baylie stay in the king's hand, but for certain reasons the king revokes and nullifies this grant; to return this baylie with all its appurtenances to the king's hand, and then commit it in the king's name to any faithful and suitable person to have and to run until the king orders otherwise on it.

By C.

40

6 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . For the citizens of the city of Bayonne.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the Baiona mayor of Bayonne , as the citizens of the city of Bayonne petitioned before the king and his council that the bishop, canons, religious men and other ecclesiastical persons [of Bayonne] had acquired lands, tenements, issues and fiefs situated within the jurisdiction of this city without obtaining the king's license to the king's prejudice and the obvious impoverishment of the said city, so they requested the king to provide them with a suitable remedy; to prohibit the said bishop, canons, religious men and other ecclesiastical persons to proceed in whatever way, so that they obtain in mortmain without the king's special license on pain of forfeiture, and if happens contrariwise, they are to seize into the king's hand such acquired tenements or fiefs, and what was attempted against them before this time should be revoked and returned to its previous state.

By petition of C.

41

5 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . For Lop-Bergunh de Bordeaux.

Confirmation of the grant made by Master Galiciano, de Pey de Galician , constable of Bordeaux, by his letters patent under his seal, to Burdeg' Lop-Bergunh de Bordeaux for some sums of money owed to him by Edward I , and the current king for several reasons, as it is shown in the account rendered by Bordeaux before Galician at the king's order, of 187 l. 7 s. 3 d. 1 ob. 1 qu.st. , that is 180 l. to be received from the hands of the Baiona prévôt of Bayonne or his lieutenant from the farm of this prévôté in the next feast of All Saints 1 for the following complete three years, and the remaining 7 l. 7 s. 3 d. 1 ob. 1 qu. to be received by his own hands from the farm or pension of the baylies of Goosa Gosse , Senhans Seignanx and Hastyng' Hastingues . 2

By C.

1.
1 November 1331.
2.
See the related entries: entry in C 61/44 entry in C 61/46 .
42

9 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . For Robert de Lagrave of Bordeaux.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Grawe, del Robert de Lagrave of his expenses, as this latter has requested by his petition exhibited before the king and council that John de Haustede former seneschal of the duchy sent Lagrave to the regions of the Inter Duo Maria Entre-deux-Mers to gather and keep certain goods and chattels which were possessions of certain heretics of these regions forfeited to the king, he gathered and kept in a certain place for the king's use several goods and chattels, such as corns, wines, broad beans and others owned by the said heretics, and he incurred several expenses during this gathering and guard for which he has not yet been paid; to pay him the expenses he finds that Lagrave has incurred or make satisfaction to him elsewhere. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By C.

43

3 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . For Milet du Bouilh.

Licence granted to Boilhe, del Milet du Bouilh of the right of build a 'maison-forte' or fortalice in his land situated within the Burgh castellany of Bourg 1 and reinforce it with a stone and lime wall and crenellate it. He and his heirs can hold this fortalice in perpetuity without impediment from the king and ministers. However, they have to return this ‘maison-forte’ or fortalice to the king and his heirs at their demand whether in war or peace at the order of the king and his heirs or his seneschals in the duchy. 2

By petition of C.

1.
It is the medieval fortalice 'du Bouilh' which antedated the current 18th century castle of Bouilh .
2.
For an almost similar entry, see entry , .
44

Same as above. For the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and community of Bayonne.

Confirmation for the king and his heirs to the Baiona the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and community of Bayonne , for their good service provided several times to the king and in the past to his ancestors kings of England and dukes of Aquitaine, of the liberties, customs, immunities and privileges previously granted to them by charters by the king's ancestors as it is clearly attested in the said charters.

By petition of C.

45

8 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . Concerning the commitment of the keepership of the castle of Bordeaux and of the office of constable of Bordeaux. 1

Appointment at pleasure of Master Galicien Pey de Galician, clerk , as keeper of the castle of Bordeaux and constable of Bordeaux with all that pertains to that office, so that he should answer to the king for the issues of that office, receiving the customary fee for the same.

By K.

1.
Five entries linked with this one were apparently planed to be copied after this entry, but were not written.
46

9 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . Concerning the supplying of the castle of Saintes.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to provide without delay the Seintes castle of Saintes with men-at-arms, victuals and other necessary things, in order it does not happen peril to it, and do whatever he can that appears necessary for its safety. The king has allowance in his account of the cost implied by these. The king sent the content of these letters to each and every one of his ministers in the duchy ordering them to obey them on this matter.

By K. and C.

47

3 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . For Bidau de Cize.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to hear the complaint of Cyz Bidau de Cize who petitioned the king before him and his council that several unlawful harassments have been inflicted on him and his men by the bayle of Labourd and his serjeants within the la Born' baylie of Labourd because of certain false and illegitimate reasons have attacked and continue to attack them daily and extort money from the said men to their obvious great damage and impoverishment, and they requested the king to provide them with a remedy. If the seneschal finds these grievances and oppressions were inflicted without reason on Cize and his men, then he has to make them cease according to the local fors and customs.

By petition of C.

48

13 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . Protection and safeguard granted.

Order to the seneschals, constables, castellans, officers, all the king's bayles and liege men in the duchy, that they should maintain, protect and defend Simon Reremoste , esquire , his men, lands, things, rents and all his just possessions, as the king granted them his safeguard at pleasure,and defend them against unlawful violence according to the law and the local fors and customs. If anything has been attempted unlawfully, they are to restore it to its previous state.

By C.

49

8 February 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Raymond-Arnaut de Pérolle.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux, as John de Haustede , seneschal of the duchy by his letters patent under the king's seal used in the duchy with the advice of the king's councillors of the duchy, granted at pleasure to Perulli Raymond-Arnaud de Pérolle, former inhabitant of the insule Oleronis, de Île d'Oléron in the regions Gascony, by because of the damages, troubles and expenses suffered by him in the king's service and his laudable actions in the several wars of the king and his ancestors, the Bogio, de baylie of Buch with all its rights and appurtenances until the king orders otherwise concerning his position, and also the keepership of the sea coast of Buch, and for which it has been allocated to Pérolle 3 s.t. by day of wages to receive from the constable of Bordeaux as long he holds this keepership, as it is contained in Haustede's letters. But after the commitment of these offices, the king, being unaware of this grant, had granted this baylie to Monte Acuto, de William [de] Montague under certain conditions. Pérolle petitioned the king to accept the grant of this baylie to him according to Haustede's letters; order to deliver to the said Pérolle the said baylie, paying to him 3 s.t. of daily wages from the issues of the duchy according to the content of the said letters.

By K.

50

3 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . For Galhart de Margès, attorney of Bernat de Margès. 1

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters patent of Edward I , former king of England, grandfather of the king by which he owed 37 l. 18 s. 8 d.st. to Margeys Bernat de Margès for his wages and those of his retinue for the time he was in the service of Edward I in the duchy, as petitioned Galhart de Margès , attorney of Bernat de Margès before the king and his council and as is shown in Edward I's letters owned by Galhart. After checking these letters, other memoranda on this matter and the letters of proxy of Galhart de Margès, the constable has to pay to the same Galhart this sum or what is owed of this sum or or make satisfaction to him elsewhere from the issues of the duchy, receiving from Galhart the letters patents of Edward I and his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account. 2

By petition of C.

1.
It is written in the margin: 'Void because repeated in Gascon Rolls of the ninth year of Edward III'. This entry and the next one are struck-through because they have been modified and copied in entry in C 61/47 and entry in C 61/47 (1335, 9 Ed. III) respectively.
2.
See the related entry entry in C 61/47 .
51

3 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . For Galhart de Margès, attorney of Galhart de Budos.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters patent of Edward I by which he owed 20 l.st. to Galhart de Budos for the loan this latter granted to Edward I for the expenses of his army at the time of the war in the duchy, as petitioned Margeys Galhart de Margès , attorney of Bidos Galhart de Budos 1 before the king and his council and as is shown in Edward I's letters owned by Margès. After checking these letters, other memoranda on this matter and the letters of proxy of Galhart de Margès, the constable has to pay to Margès this sum or what is owed of this sum or make satisfaction to him elsewhere from the issues of the duchy, receiving from Margès the letters patent of Edward I and his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account. 2

By petition of C.

1.
The Budos and Margès were apparently the two most important families at Budos as it is apparent in the accounts of the archbishopric of Bordeaux of 1360, see Archives Historiques de la Gironde , 21, p.555.
2.
See the related entry entry in C 61/47 .This entry has been struck-through.
52

8 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . For Isabe de Lalande.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters mentioned below, as la Launde Isabe de Lalande 1 petitioned before the king and his council that Rudeu Jaufré-Rudel[V], Bleye lord of Blaye , 2 her husband, allocated to her when he married her a dowry of 3,000 l.t.parv. to receive from the land of Blaye, and Lalande after the death of Jaufré-Rudel returned what she had in the said land of Blaye because of this dowry to Edward II , former king of England, father of the king, and claimed that a certain sum of money that Edward II had to pay to her at certain terms already past, as it is shown by letters sealed under the seal of the court of Gascony and by letters patent made by Edward II owned by Lalande, it is asserted, had not yet been paid to her. The constable has to check these letters and if after having full information it appears it is true, then he has to pay her without delay this sum or make satisfaction to her elsewhere from the issues of the duchy. The constable will have due allowance in his account. 3

By petition of C. 4

1.
She issued from the Lalande family, lords of La Brède .
2.
Rudeu - as written in the roll - was the forename Rudel in Gascon.
3.
See the related entry entry in C 61/45
4.
TNA, SC 8/292/14587 is the petition of Isabe de Lalande behind this entry.
53

8 February 1331 . Langeley Kings Langley . For Gaubert Jourdain and Bertran de Montaigu.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Jordan Gaubert Jourdain and Montagu Bertran de Montagut for their wages and the restaur of their lost horses he should make payment to them or their attorney of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere, and he will have due allowance in his account. Jourdain and Montaigu have requested by their petition exhibited before the king and council that the king will wish to make payment to him for his wages and the restaur of their lost horses from the time that he stood in the service of Edward II and in the service of the current king in the wars in the duchy, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

By petition of C.

54

25 January 1331 . Waltham Sancte Crucis Waltham Holy Cross . For Gui de Montauzer and his brother Arnaut Montauzer.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to hear the complaint of Monte Oserii, de Gui de Montauzer and his brother Monte Oserii, de Arnaut de Montauzer who petitioned the king before him and his council that several unlawful harassments have been inflicted to him and his serjeants by the bayle of Labourd and his serjeants within the la Born' baylie of Labourd because of some false and illegitimate reasons have attacked and continue to attack them daily and extort from them money, to their obvious great damage and impoverishment, and they requested the king to provide them with a remedy. If the seneschal finds these grievances and oppressions were inflicted without reason on the Montauzer's brothers and his men, then he has to make them cease according to the local fors and customs.

By petition of C.

55

3 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . Concerning the baylie of Blanquefort kept in the king's hand.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, as they previously granted in the king's name to Johan Colom the Blanka Forti baylie of Blanquefort to have and hold as long as this baylie stays in the king's hand, but for some reasons the king revokes and nullifies this grant; to return this baylie with all its appurtenances in the king's hand, remove Colom and his deputy in this office, and then commit it in the king's name to any faithful and suitable person to have and to run until the king orders otherwise on it. 1

By C.

1.
This entry is almost identical to entry 39
56

7 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . Grant of the keepership of the money in the city of Bordeaux.

Letters to the king's bayles and liege men in the duchy of the appointment at pleasure of Elys Guiraut Élies and Pey Martel as masters of the mint in the city of Bordeaux with the same conditions as others who exercised this office.

By K.

57

16 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For Ysarn de Laneplaà.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the papers and the registers of the time of Edward II that are kept by him, as Lane Plane Ysarn de Laneplaà , 1 serjeant-at-arms petitioned the king and his council as the husband of Melhosa , daughter and heiress of Bertran, former Lane lord of Lanne , as as Edward II , former king of England, father of the king learned in an inquiry held at the order of the seneschal of Gascony and returned before the king's council, that Bertran, while he was in Edward II's service and under his special safeguard had been damaged by the Curte, de vicomte of Orthe then appellant at the court of the king of France, 2 in 2,100 l.ch. , and that the damages caused by the vicomte of Orthe to the men of Bertran exceeded the said estimate by more than double. Then, Edward II ordered the then constable of Bordeaux to grant to Bertran in part compensation of his damages 100 l. per annum of the money current in the duchy on the farm of the insula Oleronis baylie of the Île-d'Oléron if Bertran had allocated this baylie, until he was repaid of his damages. And if this baylie was held by another person, Bertran had to receive this sum by the hands of this person. But the said Bertran, when he was alive, or another in his name, has been afterwards not paid or had not received satisfaction. The constable, having being fully informed along with the members of the king's council in the duchy by the inspection of the said papers and registers whether the said Bertran, when he was alive, or someone in his name thereafter had been paid or had obtained another satisfaction in full or in part or not, and if so how much he received, then he has to send a certification to the king of what has been found under his seal of Gascony. 3

By petition of C.

1.
This name comes from Laneplaà (in com. Came, arr. Bayonne, dép. Pyrénées-Atlantiques).
2.
The Parlement of Paris.
3.
For related entries, see entry in C 61/44 , entry in C 61/47 .
58

10 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters patent, since returned and nullified in the king's exchequer of England , of Edward I by which he ordered to the then constable of Bordeaux to pay the 816 l. 19 d.ch. , arrears of the 400 l.ch. per annum granted by Edward I to Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan the father to be taken for his maintenance until his lands and tenements occupied by the king of France during the war between the latter and Edward I were returned to him, as it is shown by the account made with the said Mataplan the father by John de Sandale following the order of Edward I; and Mata Plana Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan the son , 1 son and heir of the said Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan the father, petitioned the king that him or his father, or nobody in his name has been paid of the said 816 l. 19 s. 4 d.ch. . 2 The constable should pay to Mataplan the son this sum or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy, receiving from him the letters patents of Edward I and his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By C.

1.
This name comes from Mataplan (com. Blanquefort, arr. Bordeaux, dép. Gironde).
2.
There is an error somewhere in this entry as this sum does not match the first one mentioned in this entry.
59

13 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For Pey Fouchier and the other co-heirs of his uncle. 1

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to hear the complaint of Fulcherii Pey Fouchier , for him and the other co-heirs of Master Pey Fouchier also called Ros , his uncle, who was killed, he asserts, in the service of Edward II , and as he petitioned before the current king and his council that the then seneschal of Gascony and Bordeaux 2 kept without reason in the hand of Edward II all the lands, tenements and goods and chattels that Master Fouchier had in the new bastide 3 of Credonio, de Créon instantly after his death, and the said lands and tenements have been unlawfully kept in the king's hand up to now to the great damage and despoilment of the said Fouchier and the other co-heirs. The seneschal and constable have to have full information on this matter, and if they find by this information that the said lands, tenements, goods and chattels have seized in Edward II's hand without just and reasonable reason, then they have to act on the restitution according to the local fors and customs.

1.
The original title of this entry is: 'For Pey Fouchier and his co-heirs' which is misleading given its content.
2.
The seneschal of Gascony was often popularly named as 'seneschal of Bordeaux'.
3.
A bastide meant a 'new town'.
60

10 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For the same persons.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the papers and other memoranda of the account mentioned below as Fulcherii Pey Fouchier petitioned before the king and his council, for him and the rest of the co-heirs of Master Pey Fouchier also called Ros , his uncle, who was killed, he asserts, in the service of Edward II , former king of England and father of the king, that Edward II owed to Master Fouchier 510 l. 16 s. 6 d.bord. to close for his executors the account of the said Master Fouchier from the time Master Fouchier was constable of Bordeaux 1 . If the constable finds by this checking or by any other lawful means that this sum of money is owed up to the present, then he shall make payment or satisfaction from the issues of the duchy to the co-heirs of Master Fouchier. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

1.
Master Pey Fouchier, also called Ros, was constable of Bordeaux from c. October 1313 to c. March 1314. See Rôles Gascons IV, ed. Y. Renouard (Paris-London, 1962), p.xxiii.
61

10 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Johan II de Grailly.

Grant to Greily Johan II de Grailly for him and his heirs to be free burgesses of the city of Bordeaux, to have the liberties and free customs that the burgesses of the said city have and to enjoy them forever.

By p.s.

62

3 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For Johan Colom, citizen of the city of Bordeaux.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Johan Colom, citizen of the city of Bordeaux , who petitioned before the king and his council in the name of his wife Mabilla Mabilia[Caillau] , daughter and heiress of the late Cailliou Arnaut Caillau , 1 that Edward II owed to Arnaut Caillau 425 l.st. from the annual revenue of 100 l.st. previously granted to him by Edward II for a certain period of time. But the king understood that Arnaut Caillau had the keepership of the Insule Oleronis Île d'Oléron and of the Blavia prévôté of Blaye for a certain annual farm to render at the time of Edward II and the issues he received from these offices has been not yet accounted. After the constable has accounted with Johan Colom in the name of his wife who is heiress of the said Arnaut Caillau for the time this latter had this keepership and received these issues, he shall allocate what remains to be paid to Caillau of the 425 l.st. or find another allocation to Caillau's daughter and heiress.The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

1.
Former mayor of Bordeaux, seneschal of Saintonge and keeper of the island of Oléron who seems to have died in 1325.
63

13 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Ramon Durand and Maria de Castagnède, his wife.

Order to the seneschals of Gascony and the Landes to hear the complaint of Durandi Ramon Durand and his wife Castanheda Maria de Castagnède 1 about the lord of Guarro Garro who gathered a great number of malefactors who entered armed into the place of Durand and his wife which was of her inheritance and unlawfully kept and occupied their goods and chattels worth 100 l.st. , so Durand and his wife requested the king to provide them with a remedy. If the seneschals find that it is true, then they shall do to them right and swift complementary justice according to the local fors and customs to punish those who are guilty in order to instil fear in others who perpetrate crimes.

1.
Probably a member of the lords of Castagnède (Com. Castagnède, arr. Oloron-Sainte-Marie, dép. Pyrénées-Atlantiques).
64

12 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For Pey, lord of Pouy and another person.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony, that, having taken full information with the members of the king's council of the duchy who ought to be called, as Pey, Puy lord of Pouy , petitioned before the king and his council that at the occasion of the wars that broke out in the duchy at the time of Edward II , former king of England, the king's father and the current king, his house, mills, vineyards were burned and his other goods and possessions were fully destroyed and requested the king to compensate him suitably; to certify the king, under the king's seal of the duchy, without delay on this facts and the services provided by the said Pey during the wars .

By petition of C. 1

1.
TNA, SC 8/289/14435 is the petition of Pey, lord of Pouy behind this entry. There Pey stated that he served the king and his father in the war in Gascony (The war of Saint-Sardos, 1324-5), and that the men of the king of France had burnt and destroyed his castles, houses and vineyards, and stolen his goods up to the value of 1,000 l.t. , and had done the same to his men, as can be seen from the letters patent of the seneschal of the Landes and the constable of Bordeaux.
65

10 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For Lop-Bergunh de Bordeaux.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux, as Burdeg' Lop-Bergunh de Bordeaux petitioned before the king and his council that for the completion of some king's business he previously lent 300 l.st. to the constable as it is shown by public instrument made on this matter; to pay without delay to Bordeaux the said 300 l.st. or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy. The constable will have due allowance in his account. 1

By petition of C. 2

1.
For related entries, see entry in C 61/44 entry in C 61/46
2.
The first article of TNA, SC 8/170/8496 is the petition of Lop-Bergunh de Bordeaux behind this entry. There Bordeaux stated he lent 300 l.st. to Master Pey de Galician ,constable of Bordeaux, and John Darcy the Young for some important business of the king as it appears by letters under the king's seal of Gascony. He requested to be paid of this sum.
66

Same as above. For Ot de Borce.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Borse Ot de Borce , brother and heir of Borse Galhart de Borce , 1 for the wages of his brother he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere, and he will have due allowance in his account. Ot de Borce has requested by his petition exhibited before the king and council that the king will wish to make payment to him for the wages of his brother from the time that this latter stood in the service of Edward II and in the service of the current king in the wars in the duchy, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

1.
This family name comes probably from Borce (arr. Oloron-Sainte-Oloron, dép. Pyrénées-Atlantiques).
67

Same as above. For Lop-Bergunh de Bordeaux.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Lop-Bergunh de Bordeaux , for his wages he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere, and he will have due allowance in his account. Bordeaux has requested by his petition exhibited before the king and council that the king will wish to make payment to him for his wages from the time that this latter stood in the service of Edward II in the wars in the duchy in the fortifying of the coastal area, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

68

16 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For Pey Martel, previously one of the masters of the mint in the city of Bordeaux.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux the account, the rolls and papers on the delivery mentioned below, as Pey Martel , previously one of the Burdeg' masters of the mint in the city of Bordeaux requested the king for him and his partners, then masters of the said mint, that at the time of Edward II when they were masters of the mint, delivered 400 l.t. from his own money to Master Medici Aubert Mège , then constable of Bordeaux for Edward II for the conclusion of some of Edward II's business, because the constable did not have enough money to pay it, as it is shown in the account of the said Martel and his said partners and by the rolls and papers of the then constable and of Johan Guitard, then controller of Bordeaux for Edward II, on which the said Martel and his partners or another person in their name not have been paid or received another satisfaction up to, it is asserted. After checking these documents the constable shall pay to Martel and his partners what is found to be owned to them or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy. The constable will have due allowance in his account on condition that Mège received this sum.

By C.

69

10 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . Concerning the non acquisition of noble fiefs.

Order to the seneschals of Gascony and the Landes to have full information on, according to what is told to the king, the current custom approved in the duchy that it is not allowed to any commoner to acquire a noble fief in the said duchy without the king's special licence, but Brokars Guilhem-Arnaut de Brocas of Seint Sever Saint-Sever , of non noble origin it is asserted, previously acquired without obtaining the licence from the king or his ancestors all the land of Seint Sarrian Sarraziet , all the land of Guauzon Gauzon , of Seint Barbe and Sanhoet 1 which are situated within the Mont Gualhart baronny of Montgaillard which is a possession of Ramon-Guilhem [de Marsan], Marssan lord of Marsan , against the said custom. If the seneschals find that it is true, then they will have to act in the future for the king's right on this matter according to the local fors and customs.

By C.

1.
According to entry Gauzon, Seint Barbe and Sanhoet (called there Saulonet ) were situated in the same land.
70

10 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Johan II de Grailly.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux and the other king's officers in the duchy to permit to Greily Johan II de Grailly to enjoy the liberties and free customs that the Burdeg' burgesses of the city of Bordeaux have, according to the king's letters patent which granted to Grailly that he and his descendants have and enjoy the said liberties and free customs. 1

By p.s.

1.
See entry , entry .
71

7 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For Guilhem-Amaniu de Madaillan.

Confirmation of the grant made by John de Haustede , seneschal of the duchy and Galiciano, de Pey de Galician, clerk , constable of Bordeaux, by their letters patent under the seal of the court of Gascony, to Madalhano, de Guilhem-Amaniu de Madaillan, Roasano, de lord of Rauzan and Pinoliis, de Pineuilh , of 3,000 l.parv.t. from the issues of the duchy, because of his good service of Madaillan towards Edward II and the current king in the wars that previously broke out in the duchy and in compensation of the 600 l.parv.t. per annum that Madaillan had in Agennesio, de Agenais and lost in the same wars.

By K. and C.

72

18 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Ramon Durand.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters patent owned, it is asserted, by Durandi Ramon Durand under the seal of John Travers, clerk , then constable of Bordeaux by which he acknowledged the king owed to Durand 460 l.t. for his wages as well as for his fee when he stayed in the service of Edward II . The constable should pay without delay to Durand what is found to be owed to him or find other satisfaction from the issues of the duchy, receiving the said letters patent of Travers and his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

73

18 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . Richard de Parr sent in the duchy of Aquitaine to supply some castles.

Order to all and singular seneschals, constables, castellans, officers, prévôts, bayles, ministers and all king's liege men appointed in the duchy, as the king sent to the regions of the duchy Par Richard de Parr, clerk , to superintend the king's castles and fortalices in the said duchy and to supply as necessary the same castles and fortalices with victuals, machines, crossbows, armaments and other things as he feels suitable for the king and his council; to permit Par to superintend and supply in the said form, and help him in this task as many times as he requests them on behalf of the king.

By K. and C.

74

17 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Master Aubert Mège.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters mentioned below and account with Master Medici Aubert Mège who petitioned before the king and his council that the king owed to him 298 l. 9 s. 4 d.st. by account before John de Haustede , seneschal of Gascony and Galiciano, de Pey de Galician , constable of Bordeaux, for his fee as well for his wages for the time he stood in the king's service, as well as for the money he delivered to the said seneschal and constable acting in the king's name for the completion of the king's business in the duchy and other reasons as it is shown by the letters of the said seneschal and constable under the king's seal used in the duchy and the seal of the constable and those of John Darcy le Cousyn and Pomeriis, de Guilhem-Sans II de Pommiers previously sent by the king in the duchy for certain royal business, letters that are owned by Mège: he asserts that he has not been paid or received another satisfaction of these sums. The constable should pay to Mège or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy of what is owed of this sum, receiving the said letters from Mège and his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account. 1

By petition of C.

1.
See on this roll entry 166 and the related entry in C 61/45 .

Concerning the committment of the keepership of the castle of Penne[-d'Agenais] .

75

18 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor .

Appointment at pleasure of Jordan Gaubert Jourdain, king's valet , for his good service to the king as keeper of the Penne castle of Penne[-d'Agenais] with its appurtenances, receiving there the customary fees and wages.

By p.s.

76

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants to deliver and make have to the said Gaubert Jourdain the said keepership with all that appertains to it, to hold according to the content of the king's letters.

By p.s.

Concerning of the commitment of the baylie of Salis Salles

77

20 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor .

Appointment, at the request of Durandi Ramon Durand , for the next five full years from the making of these presents to la Roture Bernat de Larrouture, Durand's valet , of the Salis baylie of Salles in Burdegal' Bordelais with its appurtenances rendering each year at the king's exchequer of Bordeaux 1 the value of the issues of this baylie.

By C.

1.
In fact to the constable of Bordeaux
78

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants to deliver to the said Bernat de Larrouture the said baylie with all its appurtenances to have in the said form.

By C.

For Ot, lord of Lauret.

79

20 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor .

Appointment, at the request of Durandi Ramon Durand , for the next eight full years from the making of these presents to Ot, lord of Lauret , kt , as bayle of Miramont , Genoa Geaune , Serrafronte Sarron , Pymbol Pimbo and Castrum Novum Castelnau[-Tursan] with its appurtenances rendering each year at the king's exchequer of Bordeaux 1 the value of the issues of this baylie.

By C.

1.
In fact to the constable of Bordeaux.
80

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants to deliver to the said Ot, lord of Lauret , the said baylie with all its appurtenances to have in the said form.

By C.

Concerning the baylie of Brassenx.

81

20 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor .

Appointment, at the request of Durandi Ramon Durand , for the next five full years from the making of these presents to Podio, de Pey de Pouy, Durand's valet , as Brassenco, de bayle of Brassenx with its appurtenances rendering each year at the king's exchequer of Bordeaux 1 the value of the issues of this baylie.

By C.

1.
In fact to the constable of Bordeaux.
82

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants to deliver to the said Pey de Pouy the said baylie with all its appurtenances to have in the said form.

By C.

83

20 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For the non acquisition of a noble fief.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to have full information on, according to what is told to the king, the current custom approved in the duchy that it is not allowed to any commoner to acquire a noble fief in the said duchy without the king's special licence, but Brokars Guilhem-Arnaut de Brocas of Seint Sever Saint-Sever , of non noble origin it is asserted, previously acquired without obtaining the licence from the king or his ancestors all the land of Guauson Gauzon , of Sancto Barba, de Seint Barbe and Saulonet and the military fief of Seint Sarrian Sarraziet which are situated within the Mont Gualhart barony of Montgaillard against the said custom. If the seneschal finds that it is true, then he shall seize this land and this fief into the king's hand under the king's safeguard so that Brocas answers of their issues to the king or to the constable of Bordeaux until the king orders otherwise to the seneschal on this matter.

By C.

84

7 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For Guilhem-Amaniu de Madaillan.

Confirmation of the grant made by John de Haustede , seneschal of the duchy and Galiciano, de Pey de Galician, clerk , constable of Bordeaux, by their letters patent under the seal of the court of Gascony, to Madalhano, de Guilhem-Amaniu de Madaillan, Roasano, de lord of Rauzan and Pinoliis, de Pineuilh , at his request to the king of 600 l.parv.t. per annum from the issues of the custom of the Burdeg' castle of Bordeaux , because of his good service towards Edward II and the current king in the wars that previously broke out in the duchy and in compensation of the 600 l.parv.t. per annum that Madaillan had in Agennesio, de Agenais and lost in the same wars, to be received until he recovers his revenue of 600 l.parv.t. whilst occupied by the men of the king of France or for so long it pleases the king.

By K. and C.

85

20 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Arnaut-Guilhem de Poyloaut.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the bill mentioned below as Podio Alto, de Arnaut-Guilhem de Poyloaut, damoiseau , petitioned before the king and his council that the king 600 l.ch. owes for his wages, and those of nine men-at-arms on horses and a hundred foot serjeants from the time they stayed in the garrison of the city of Aquen' Dax as it is shown by Poyloaut in a certain bill sealed under the seal of the current constable of Bordeaux. After this checking the constable shall pay to Poyloaut of what is found to be owed to him of the said 600 l.ch. or find another satisfaction elsewhere from the issues of the duchy, receiving from Poyloaut the said bill as well as his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

86

10 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For Pey de Poyloaut.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Poiloaut Pey de Poyloaut for his wages he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere, and he will have due allowance in his account. Poyloaut has requested by his petition exhibited before the king and council that the king will wish to make payment to him for his wages from the time that he stood in the service of Edward II , late king of England, the king's father, and in the king's service, and also for certain sums of money from the time he held in farm and otherwise some king's baylies in the duchy, and the king wishes to agree to the request. 1

By petition of C.

1.
See the related entry in C 61/47 .
87

20 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Ramon Durand.

Confirmation by letters patent for the king, his heirs and successors, at the request of Durandi Ramon Durand of the agreement by which Athalesia Thalèsa, Guissen lady of Guiche , transfered to Durand the place of Guiche with its appurtenances as it is shown in a public instrument made on this matter, saving always the king's rights and those of his heirs and successors as well of others.

By C.

88

16 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters of Edward I , former king of England, grandfather of the king, by which he previously ordered to the then constable of Bordeaux to pay to Matplane, de Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan the father the 182 l. 10 s. 6 d.st. owed by Edward I for his wages and those of his retinue from the time he stayed in Edward I's service at the time of the war in the same duchy and for the horses he lost in the said service as specified in the account made on that matter by Mataplan with Nicholas Baret, clerk , as it is shown in the said letters. And now Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan the son , son ad heir of Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan father, requests the king to pay him or find another suitable satisfaction as neither Pey -Guilhem de Mataplan the father when he was alive, nor his son Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan the son or another person in his name has been paid of the said sum. The constable shall pay or find another suitable satisfaction from the issues of the duchy of what is owed to Mataplan, receiving from Mataplan the son the letters of Edward I and his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By C.

89

17 February 1331 . Wyndes' Windsor . For the same.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Mataplane, de Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan the son , of what remains to be paid of the sum of 400 l.bon.ch. granted by Edward I to Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan the father . Edward I previously ordered to the then constable of Bordeaux to pay this sum from the issues of the duchy to Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan the father or his attorney, as it is fully contained in the said letters. And now Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan the son , son and heir of Pey-Guilhem de Mataplan the father requests the king that a part of this sum has been paid to his father when he was alive, but another part of this sum still remains to be paid. The constable shall pay from the issues of the duchy of what is owed of this sum to Mataplan, receiving from Mataplan the son the letters of Edward I and his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By C.

90

8 February 1331 . Wyndes' Windsor . Proclamation that the merchants can safely bring their wine to England to sell it.

Order to the seneschal, etc. and his lieutenant publicly to proclaim on behalf of the king to each and every town, bastide 1 and place situated within the duchy of Aquitaine that all the merchants and others who wish to send or transport their wines towards the regions of Anglia England to sell them should have no fear that they will be seized by the king. The king does not permit that any of the said wines be kept for free by the king's butlers or the purveyors of the king's household or any others of the kingdom of England, or that the said merchants be molested or oppressed in any way against the liberties and immunities granted by the charters of Edward I , former king of England, grandfather of the king.

By C.

1.
New town.
91

18 February 1331 . Wyndes' Windsor . Concerning some grants made by the king to be executed.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to execute themselves or by others the grants and concessions made by the king with his letters patent to some nobles of castles, lands, issues, liberties and jurisdictions according to the content of the said letters, and what Par Richard de Parr, king's clerk , whom the king sends to the regions of the duchy will say on behalf of the king.

By K.

92

20 February 1331 . Wyndes' Windsor . For Ot, lord of Lauret.

Order to the seneschals of Gascony and the Landes , as Ot, lord of Lauret , petitioned before the king and his council that several of his servile men, questaux or attached to a casau( questales and cassalarii ) 1 of his land escaped without his will and settled in several regions of the duchy. If the seneschal finds it is the case, they have to return them everywhere they are in the duchy with their good and chattels to Lauret according to the law and the local fors and customs.

By K.

1.
The 'questaux' were the common name for 'serfs' in Gascony. The 'casau' was the basic tenement in Gascony. See Cursente, B., Des maisons et des hommes: la Gascogne médiévale, XIe-XVe siècle (Toulouse, 1998).

Appointment of general serjeants.

93

20 February 1331 . Wyndes' Windsor .

Appointment at pleasure to Guiraut de Reqina of the office of general serjeant in the duchy of Aquitaine, ordering each and singular being in the duchy to obey to Guiraut in all that appertains to this office as long as he holds it.

By C.

The following have similar letters:

93.1

Rouland Pey de Rolland for the said duchy and more especially for the Umbraria prévoté of the Ombrière of Bordeaux etc. as above;

By C.

93.2

Cambebrat Arnaut de Cambebrac 1 general serjeant in the said duchy as long as, etc., as above;

By C.

93.3

25 February 1331 . Croydon' Croydon .

Johan de Saubes general serjeant in the said duchy as long as, etc.

By C.

1.
There is TNA,SC 8/282/14073 which is a petition of Arnaut de Cambebrac called also Gourdon requesting the office of serjeant of the Ombrière of Bordeaux, but the king refused to multiply the numbers of serjeants when he did not have full knowledge of the state of the duchy.
93.4

Same as above

Campo, de Arnaut de Camp general serjeant in the said duchy as long as, etc.

By C.

93.5

27 October 1331 . Odyham Odiham .

Jacmes Massoner general serjeant in the said duchy as long as, etc.

By C.

94

13 February 1331 . Langele Kings Langley . For the inhabitants of Labenne, Capbreton and of le Bouret.

Inspeximus of letters of revocation sealed under the king's seal of the court of Gascony which John de Haustede , seneschal of Gascony made in these words:

17 October 1328 . Burd' Bordeaux .

Letters of revocation of John de Haustede, seneschal of Gascony sealed with the seal of the court of Gascony revoking letters of confirmation 1 in the following words:

9 October 1328 . Burd' Bordeaux .

Letters patent of confirmation of John de Haustede, seneschal of Gascony of customs in these words: John de Haustede, knight, seneschal of the duchy of Aquitaine for the king of England, duke of Aquitaine: there is a dispute presented before him between the mayor, the jurats and the citizens of the commune of Bayonne on one hand, and the inhabitants of the places of Labenne, Capbreton and Bouret on the other hand about the catching of fish by some fishermen who entered the sea 2 by the canal of le Punte la Pointe 3 or a small channel of the river Adour to fish, and from there they returned toward the region of la Pointe or Bayonne. On this matter, the said mayor and jurats of Bayonne produced some old letters patent sealed with a great seal, which seal was not modified but destroyed because of its age, as a checking of this seal showed, and in the center of this seal was the mark of a lion. The mayor, jurats and many trustworthy witnesses presented these letters patent to the seneschal and swore by oath that the content of these letters was true and that it was respected by all their predecessors in these regions. Because it is proved as true as much because of the trustworthy witnesses as by public instrument and other legal documents that all the content of the said letters is true, so the seneschal confirmed them. Their content is:

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Customs of Bayonne on fishing and the sale of fish: The lord of the old town of Baiona Bayonne 4 granted these franchises to his citizens of Bayonne who circulate on the salt sea 5 and on the fresh water sea. 6 Each man who will enter on the salt sea to fish and leave it with fish has to arrive at le Punte la Pointe before the huts which are situated towards la Bort le Bouret , and has to put on the ground to avoid the tide his boat from its front up to the helm that permits navigation, and there he has to sell in franchise his fish to all merchants; but if he wants to sell it at Bayonne, he can bring it in franchise, and if he brings it elsewhere he will lose his fish and his boat: the boat will be burned or smashed to pieces; one third of the fish will be given to the lord, 7 one third to the keepers 8 and one third will be thrown away in Bayonne. And if some merchants buy the fish before the said huts as is mentioned above, they will lose the fish and the boat, the boat be burned or smashed to pieces, one third of the fish will be given to the lord, one third to the keepers and and one third will be thrown away in Bayonne. And if someone buys the fish which will be fished from the downstream side of the island of Belaie Belay to the upstream side of the island of Corbaire Corbeire 9 he will lose the fish and the boat, the boat be burned or smash to pieces, one third of the fish will be given to the lord, one third to the keepers and and one third will be thrown away in Bayonne. And none of the merchants who buy the fish of the fishermen should try to make any agreement with the fishermen or the citizens of Bayonne; and in the same way the fishermen must not come to any agreement with the merchants who buy the fish, nor the citizens of Bayonne, otherwise they will be charged fines on their bodies and their possessions to the lord and will be considered as disloyal, the fish found will be thrown away and the boat be burned or smashed to pieces. If the lord of Bayonne the king, or his son, or his seneschal is at le Bene Labenne , it is possible to sell there the fish as long as one of these persons is present. And no one can buy fish, whale or dogfish which is sent to Bayonne for resale to the regions up to Sordoe Sorde , Forgave Horgave , Fontarrabia Hondarribia , Seynt Johan de Lus Saint-Jean-de-Luz , Bearritz Biarritz , otherwise he will lose the fish and the boat. And nobody should cut up the fish at la Pointe except to eat, either here or elsewhere save at Bayonne, and the person who does it will lose as it is specified above as he can openly sell his fish there in Bayonne. The first sturgeon which will be fished has to be cut in Bayonne and if two or three others are fished in one day, one of them must be brought to Bayonne and cut there, and if someone infringes this rule, he will lose the sturgeon. All men who bring fish at Bayonne to sell it and who arrive at the town's port after the ringing of the morning mass 10 must sell it to the people of Bayonne for his own consumption until the ringing of the Prime mass, 11 then he is allowed to sell it to everybody or to bring it where he wants. From the Sunday of penance 12 to the Sunday of Easter, nobody can bring fish to Bayonne except the monks to the men of the town. And nobody can buy for resale lus , 13 lampreys, young seabasses 14 and young sturgeons, 15 nor other fish fished with fyke nets brought at the port of Bayonne, otherwise he has to pay 6 s. to the lord 16 and the fish is given to the persons present until there is nothing left. As many men did not follow these rules, because they did not know them, the mayor of Bayonne and the hundred peers of Bayonne made them written by rememberance of the worthy men ( prohomis ) 17 of Bayonne; and they had them sealed under the seal of the commune of Bayonne. This act has been written in February 1256 n.s. during the mayoralty of Podensaco, de Bertran de Podensac 18 and the lordship of Lord Edward , 19 eldest son and heir of the king of England Henry III. 20

The seneschal confirms the letters.

The letters are revoked because the seneschal was deceived in this inspeximus and the grant of the said letters by the said mayor and jurats of the city of Bayonne who, as opposed to the fidelity and the sworn oath which was asserted to the king and duke and to the seneschal in his name, the said mayor and jurats presented trustworthy witnesses who testified by oath that the content of the said letters under the seal of the commune of Bayonne shown before the seneschal were true and inviolably respected between the said parts and theirs predecessors, but the proctor of the said king and duke, as well as the inhabitants of Labenne, Capbreton and le Bouret informed the seneschal that in their absence the said mayor and jurats of Bayonne fraudulently obtained from the seneschal the confirmation of these letters. Hence the seneschal, having consulted the king's council in Aquitaine, revokes the said letters, by virtue of the fraudulent and malicious subversion committed by the said mayor and jurats of two good and ancient customs of the region. Nothing in the said letters is to carry any authority whatsoever, nor will they be authorized by any subsequent letters to the contrary.

1.
The letters of confirmation and the customs are in entry in C 61/41 .
2.
The bay of Biscay or 'Golfe de Gascogne'.
3.
The name 'le punte' is in fact 'la punta', in French 'la Pointe', in English 'the Point'. It is a Gascon form of what is called 'coastal Gascon' ('gascon maritime' in French) or by his popular name 'the black dialect' (in French 'le parler noir', in Gascon 'lou parla negue') which was spoken and is still partly spoken on the coastal area of the Landes as well as in Bayonne. 'le Punte' was the main mouth of the river Adour.
4.
This is referring to Bertran, vicomte of Bayonne or of Labourd (1123-1169) who dominated Bayonne at this time, and to the original town of Bayonne (named now the 'Grand Bayonne') as opposed to the new part of the town (named now the 'Petit Bayonne') created by the the duke of Aquitaine Guilhem IX in 1121 on the other side of the river Nive, between this river and the Adour. There is no trace of the original charter of the vicomte Bertran de Labourd, so this charter may have been invented or partially invented.
5.
The Atlantic Ocean.
6.
The river Adour.
7.
The vicomte of Labourd and its successor the king of England - duke of Aquitaine.
8.
Probably the keepers of the 'society of the boats of Bayonne' ( Societas nauium Baionensium (created c.1207-1213), which represented the owners of the freight or the co-owners of the boat.
9.
They were two small islands (vanished now) situated on the river Adour downstream Bayonne. The Isle of Belay was situated on the river Adour opposite to this abbey of Saint-Bernard. The remains of the cistercian abbey of Saint-Bernard, then inhabited by cistercian nuns, is situated in the current commune of Bayonne, 6 chemin des Cisterciennes, just near the chemin de Saint-Bernard. See Goyheneche, Bayonne et la région bayonnaise du XIIe au XVe siècle (Bilbao,1990), pp. 518-519, no. XL.
10.
At c. 3 a.m., also named 'Matins'.
11.
At c. 6 a.m., also named 'First Hour'.
12.
The Sunday nearer to 'Ash Wednesday'.
13.
Either coleys or whitings.
14.
The seabasses attain sexual maturity quite late around the age of six, seven or eight years.
15.
The sturgeons are probably the longest-lived of the fish, some apparently living even over 100 years. They reach sexual maturity at around the age of 20 years.
16.
The king-duke.
17.
Prud'hommes in French. The text means there the former leaders of the commune of Bayonne.
18.
On this person see Marquette, J.-B., 'Un Bordelais, maire de Bayonne : Bertrand de Podensac ', De l’Adour au Pays Basque. Actes du XXIe congrès d’études régionales tenu à Bayonne le 4 et 5 mai 1968 (Bayonne, 1971), p.21-29.
19.
This is the future Edward I who became lord of Gascony from 1252/4.
20.
This regulation of the sale of fish in Bayonne and in the jurisdiction claimed by its commune is printed in Livre des Établissements , Archives municipales de Bayonne, ed. É. Dulaurens (Bayonne, 1892), p.59-60, n°31. The reasons behind this regulation of February 1256 (New Style, according to the Annunciation Style in use in Gascony) are explained for the majority of the articles in Goyheneche, E., Bayonne et la région bayonnaise du XIIe au XVe siècle (Bilbao, 1990), p.224-229. Both publications used the Annunciation Style of dating (i.e. February 1255) forgetting to mention this fact and/or to change this date according to the New Style (i.e. February 1256).
95

25 February 1331 . Croydon Croydon . For Arnaut de Durfort.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Duro Forti, de Arnaut de Durfort, kt , certain wages for himself and his company for the good service he did towards Edward II and the current king during the last war of Gascony, from the time he was in Edward II's service in Penna in Agenes' Penne-d'Agenais and other places in the duchy at the beginning of the war until the time he was banished out of the duchy, and for the expenses made for works in the same town of Penne-d'Agenais for the king's castle of Castrum Galhardi Castelgaillard 1 and the Pollisert motte of Pélicier for the service of Edward II and the king; service towards the king for which, by the form of the peace made between the king and the king of France he was and is banished from the kingdom of France, these wages being allocated to him to be received during the banishment, but he has not yet been paid of this wage, he asserts, and these wages were accounted in weak money with the constable of Bordeaux, as Durfort petitioned before the king and his council. The constable has to pay without delay in good money to Durfort or his attorney what is owed of these wages allocated to him because of the said banishment for so long as this banishment lasted, or find another satisfaction, from the issues of the duchy, in good money current in Burdeg' Bordelais . The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By C.

1.
Some ruins of this castle still exist today at the place named Castelgaillard (com. Penne-d'Agenais, arr. Villeneuve-sur-Lot, dép. Lot-et-Garonne).
96

24 February 1331 . Croydon Croydon . For Bos de Tarnac, kt, and some others.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Ternaco, de Bos de Tarnac, kt , Beauvill' Arnaut de Beauville and Jordan Gaubert Jourdain some wages and fees allocated to them for the good service they did towards Edward II and the current king in the wars of Gascony that previously broke out, wages and fees that were paid to them by the constable of Bordeaux in weak money as Tarnac, Beauville and Jourdan requested the king. The constable shall pay without delay in good money current in Burdeg' Bordelais to Tarnac, Beauville and Jourdan or their attorney what is owed of these wages or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By C.

97

25 February 1331 . Croydon Croydon . For Bertran de Mur and some others.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the bills made by Richard de la Pole, then butler of the king , to Muro, de Bertran de Mur , Johan Mauran and Saunsener Pey Sanssaner , 1 merchants, as the king owed 76 l. 2 s. 9 d. 1 qu. to Mur and Mauran, and 78 l. 19 s. to Mur and Sanssaner for the wines previously bought by la Pole for the king's service as it is shown in several bills under the seal of the butlery owned by the merchants. The constable shall allocate these 155 l. 21 d. 1 qu. on the customs of their wines sent by them or one of them at the Burdeg' port of Bordeaux , receiving from them or one of them the said bills as well the letters patent granting them this allocation. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By C.

1.
Maybe the modern form of this name is 'Sansané'.

Concerning protection and safeguard.

98

25 February 1331 . Croydon Croydon .

Letters of protection at pleasure for the abbey and convent of Sancti Johannis de Sordua, de Saint-Jean-de-Sorde in the diocese of Dax , her men, lands, things, rents and all her just possessions; with an order to all the king's seneschals, constables, castellans, officers, prévôts, bayles, ministers and liege men, that they should maintain, protect and defend the abbey and convent, its men, lands, things, rents and all its just possessions; and if anything has been attempted against this, then it should be revoked without delay and amends should be made.

By C.

Similar letters of protection have been sent to:

98.1

Same as above.

98.2

Same as above.

the prior and brothers of the Bardenaco, de hospital of Bardanac . 1

1.
The hospital of Bardanac was situated on the pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela and accommodated pilgrims coming from Bordeaux. Some buildings of the 16th century still remain on the site which is occupied now by a restaurant called 'Le Compostelle' (759 route de Bayonne, Pessac).
99

20 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . Appointment to the office of general serjeant.

Appointment at pleasure to la Bard' Pey de Labarde of the office of general serjeant in the duchy of Aquitaine , ordering each and singular being in the duchy to obey to Guiraut in all that appertains to this office as long as he holds it. He cannot be removed from this office without the special mandate of the king.

By C.

The same.

100

20 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor .

Appointment at pleasure, at the request of Calculi Bertran Caillau , of la Landa Thomas de Lalande, Englishman , as general serjeant in the duchy of Aquitaine and especialy in the Umbraria Burdeg' prévôté of the Ombrière of Bordeaux , in order the said Lalande be one of the eight serjeants of the said prévôté, taking in this office the customary garments each year and ordering each and singular being in the duchy to obey to Lalande in all that appertains to this office as long as he holds it.

By C.

101

Same as above

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, as the king has committed by his letters patent, at the request of Calculi Bertran Caillau , to la Landa Thomas de Lalande, Englishman , of the office of general serjeant in the duchy of Aquitaine and especially in the Umbraria Burdeg' prévôté of the Ombrière of Bordeaux , in order the said Lalande be one of the eight serjeants of the said prévôté, taking in this office the customary garments each year and ordering each and singular being in the duchy to obey to Lalande in all that appertains to this office as long as he holds it, as it is contained in the said letters; to admit Lalande at the said office and make him have the customary garments as long as he holds this office, according to the content of the king's letters.

By C.

102

16 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Miqueu de Bunse , citizen of the city of Bayonne.

Order to the seneschals of Gascony and the Landes and the bayle of Labourd to inform themselves on the fact that Miqueu de Bunse , citizen of the city of Bayonne , and some of this partners have been robbed by some malefactors of their goods and chattels of a great value in the Laburdo, de baylie of Labourd and were lethally wounded, and do a swift complementary justice on the restitution of their goods according to the local law, fors and customs, and punish the malefactors guilty on this matter in order to instill fear in others who commit misdeeds.

103

Same as above For Pey Fouchier, clerk .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony or his lieutenant to hear the complaint of Pey Fouchier, clerk , who has shown to the king that he had and has been granted up to the king's special safeguard and protection by the seneschal of Gascony to him and his goods, things and family; but Domenxs Pey Domenge ; Guilhem Domenge , his father; Elie Ramon Élies ; Guilhem Élies , his brother; and several other malefactors made at the instigation of Rosefount Maria de Rosefond an attack by night with forbiden weapons on the own house of Fouchier, who was then in the king's safeguard, a house situated in Bordeaux , Fouchier being with Camp Piperato, de Arnaut de Cambebrac, king's serjeant . They have beaten, hurt and badly treated Cambebrac and Fouchier who lost at this occasion some goods and chattels worth 60 l.t. and suffered other damages. Thereafter, Pey Domenge seriously injured the said Pey Fouchier in an ambush and badly treated him, and subsequently the said Maria de Rosefond harboured the said malefactors, so Fouchier has requested the king to provide a remedy on this matter. The seneschal, having obtained the required information on this matter, shall do a swift complementary justice according to the local fors and customs, punishing in such a way the said malefactors that it will be an example for the other malefactors. 1

1.
TNA, SC 8/283/14104 is the petition of Pey Fouchier behind this petition. In its first article Fouchier explains he is guardian of Julian and Pey de Saint-Romain , underaged sons of Maria de Rosefond , who are protected with their goods like him by the king's safeguard. Maria de Rosefond, their mother, Pey Domenge , Ramon Élies , his brother Guilhem Élies , Guilhem de Rosefond and Marquesa Domenge went to Fouchier's house by night with forbidden weapons, they stripped by force the boys and carried them and their goods worth 50 l.t. off to the lodging of Marquesa Domenge; and they wounded Arnaut de Cambebrac , alias Arnaut de Gourdon, who was guarding the lodging. He requested the king to do justice on the malefactors and to force them to return the boys and their goods. In the second article, Fouchier requested letters to be sent to the mayor of Bordeaux to arrest those of the malefactors who are burgesses of Bordeaux and to keep them in prison until the seneschal of Gascony did justice. In the third article, he requested letters to the king's procurator overseas to sue the malefactors so that the king's safe-keeping be restored and compensation provided for him and for the party, and justice and punishment for the malefactors, so that they would be an example to others.
104

25 February 1331 . Croydon Croydon . For Pey Gros and Pons de Lapèze, Brothers of the order of our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Confirmation of the grant at pleasure made by John de Haustede , seneschal of the duchy, with the consent of the king's council of the duchy, for the good and constant service that the religious men Brothers Grossi Pey Gros 1 and Peza, de Pons de Lapèze , of the beata Maria de Monte Carmeli order of our Lady of Mount Carmel 2 did to Edward II and the current king and for which they have been banished by the kings of France from their kingdom, of 400 l.t. to receive per annum.

1.
On 20 May 1325, Pey Gros, prior of the convent of Bordeaux of the Carmelite order wrote a letter to Edward II. He and several members of his convent went on mission for the king in Agenais and Bergerac in May-June 1325. See The War of Saint-Sardos (1323-1325) , ed. P. Chaplais (London, 1954), p. 212-213.
2.
The order of the Carmelites.
105

Same as above For Arnaut de Beauville, captain of Puymirol.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Arnaut de Beauville, Puymiroll' captain of Puymirol , of some wages and fees allocated to him for him and his retinue for the good service he did towards Edward II and the current king during the wars of Gascony, but these sums, he asserts, were paid to him in weak money by the constable of Bordeaux, as Beauville requested to the king. The constable has to pay without delay in good money to Beauville what is owed of these wages or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By C.

106

Same as above For the nobles of the barony of Miramont.

Order to the seneschals of Gascony and the Landes or their lieutenants to have full information on the custom mentioned below as the nobles of the barony complained to the king that it existed in the barony of Miramont , and there is no memory of the contrary, two courts, one in which the nobles of the same barony are used to be judged and another in which the commoners of the same barony used to be judged, but the nobles are harrassed, molested, gravely accused and judged in the commoners court, so these nobles request the king to provide them with a suitable remedy. If the seneschals find by this information or other legitimate means that this custom was and must be as described, so they shall stop the troubles and harrassments imposed on these nobles according to the law and the local customs.

By petition of C.

107

Same as above. For Bos de Tarnac and Gaubert Jourdan.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Ternak' Bos de Tarnac and Jordan Gaubert Jourdain of some wages and fees allocated to them for the good service they did towards Edward II and the current king during the wars in the duchy, but these sums, they assert, were paid to them in weak money by the constable of Bordeaux, as Beauville requested to the king. The constable has to pay without delay in good money current in Burdeg' Bordelais to Beauville what is owed of these wages or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

108

20 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Master Robert de Lagrave, clerk.

Order to the same to view the account made with Casa Galhart de Cazes, late councillor of the king's father , by Lymbergh' Adam de Limber, late constable of Bordeaux of the king's father, and if he is able to find that the premises are true, then he should account with Master Grava Robert de Lagrave, clerk , for the residue of the debt which Cazes granted to Lagrave, and make payment to him, or some other satisfaction from the issues of the duchy; receiving from him the letters that he has on this, and his letters of acquittance by which the constable is able to have due allowance in his account.

Lagrave has requested that the king will cause an account to be made with him for the residue of the debt due to Cazes, and that he be satisfied for the same, since Edward II, late king of England , the king's father, was bound to Cazes in 248 l. 13 s. 2 d. both for his fee and for various expenses incurred by him in carrying out various of the king's business, just as more fully appears by the account made with Cazes by Limber, by order of Ralph Basset, then seneschal of the king's father; and Cazes was satisfied for part of the debt in his lifetime, and granted the residue to Lagrave as more fully appears in the letters patent of Hausted' John de Haustede, seneschal of the duchy , which Lagrave claims to have in his possession; and the king wishes to agree to this.

109

25 February 1331 . Croydon' Croydon . For the abbot and convent of Arthous.

Confirmation to the Dorthos' abbot and convent of Arthous in the diocese of Dax , of the liberties, customs, immunities and privileges previously granted to them by charters by Edward I as it is clearly attested in the said charters and as the said abbot and convent and their predecessors always enjoyed these privileges and immunities since the time of the making of the said charters.

By C.

110

25 February 1331 . Croydon' Croydon . For Brunet Aymeric.

Grant for life to Emerik' Brunet Aymeric, king's valet , for his good and laudable service toward the current king and his ancestors kings of England, of the writing offices of Xancton' Saintonge and the keepership of the manor or motte of la Veyrne la Vergne 1 which are currently outside the king's hand, having the writing offices under the same conditions that had the late Master Iter Borel when he was alive and the said keepership to have with its customary wages or fee from the moment they return to the king's hand. At the death of Aymeric, the said writing office and keepership with its appurtenances will return to the king and his heirs.

By petition of C.

1.
On the site of this manor and fortalice, see Macé, L., ' Le site archéologique de la Vergne', Roccafortis , 3e série, tome II, n° 12, (1993) p. 142-51. Published on the internet on: http://bonaldi.site/saintegemme/lavergne.php

For the same.

111

18 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor .

Grant to Emerik' Brunet Aymeric, king's valet , who petitioned before the king and his council that in compensation of the damages and injuries he suffered at the occasion of the wars that previously broke out in the duchy the king grants to him the wages of one man-at-arms to receive each day from the issues of the duchy by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux until he gets back his houses and possessions lost on this occasion; as it has been testified before the king that Aymeric's house has been burnt and his possessions were devastated in the said wars, he should receive what he has requested until he gets back his houses and possessions or the king orders otherwise concerning his position. 1

By petition of C.

1.
See the related entries entry in C 61/44 , entry in C 61/46 .
112

Same as above

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to pay to Brunet Aymeric or his attorney on this matter the wages of one man-at-arms from the issues of the duchy to have according to the content of the said king's letters. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

113

20 February 1331 . Croydon' Croydon . For Bernat Estève, archdeacon of Figeac and Ramon Estève, his brother.

Grant to Stephani Ramon Estève , as the king had granted because of the good service made to Edward II , by Bernat Estève, Figiac archdeacon of Figeac and Ramon Estève, to have to himself and his heirs the sum 10 l.st. to be received annually from suitable places in the Villa Francha baylie of Villefranche[-du-Périgord] or the Casel baylie of Cazals , 1 but the Estève's brothers requested the king that the said baylies are now in the power of the king of France and that the said Ramon cannot receive this revenue of 10 l.st. ; of the said 10 l.st. to the said Ramon to receive him and his heirs per annum from the issues of the king's Sanctus Macharius castle of Saint-Macaire in the said duchy in suitable places situated within the castellany of the castle of Saint-Macaire by a legal extent carried out by the seneschal of Gascony or the constable of Bordeaux according to their true value. 2

By K. and C.

1.
See entries entry in C 61/39 and entry in C 61/40 .
2.
See the related entry entry in C 61/45 .
114

25 February 1331 . Croydon' Croydon . For Bertran de Mur and others.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the bills made by Richard de la Pole, then butler of the king , by which the king owed 155 l. 21 d. 1 qu.st. to Bertran de Mur , Johan Mauran and Saunsener Pey Sanssaner , merchants, that are 76 l. 2 s. 9 d. 1 qu. to Mur and Mauran, and 78 l. 19 s. to Mur and Sanssaner for the wines previously bought by la Pole for the king's service as it is shown in several bills under the seal of the butlery owned by the merchants. The constable shall allocate these 155 l. 21 d. 1 qu. on the customs of their wines sent by them or one of them or their attorney on this matter at the Burdeg' port of Bordeaux until they are fully paid of this sum, receiving from them or one of them or their attorney on this matter the said bills as well as the letters patent granting them this allocation. The constable will have due allowance in his account. 1

By C.

1.
The entry entry 97 is almost identical.
115

20 February 1331 . Croydon' Croydon . For Bernat Estève, archdeacon of Figeac and Ramon Estève, his brother.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to allocate and deliver to the same Stephani Ramon Estève the annual revenue of 10 l.st. on the castellany of the Sancto Machario, de castle of Saint-Macaire . 1

By p.s.

1.
The rest of the entry is similar to entry entry 113 .
116

2 March 1331 . Croydon' Croyndon . For Johan de Laporte, nephew and heir of Pey de Laroque.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters patent of Edward I by which he owed several sums to Rupe, de Pey de Laroque for his wages and the restaur of his lost horses for the time he was in the service of Edward I in the duchy, and also some lands of the said Laroque which were destroyed during the war between Edward I and the king of France 1 as petitioned Porta, de Johan de Laporte , nephew and heir of Pey de Laroque, who owns these letters patent, before the king and his council that these sums have not been yet paid. After checking these letters, if it happens it is true, the constable shall account with Laporte and pay without delay to him what is owed of these sums or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy, receiving from Laporte the letters patents of Edward I and his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

1.
The war of Gascony (1294-7).
117

20 February 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Guilhem-Ramon de Madaillan.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters patent of Edward I by which he owed 806 l. 9 s.st. to the late lord Gensaco, de Guilhem-Ramon de Gensac, kt , for his wages and those of his retinue of the time he was in the service of Edward I at the time of the war of the duchy and for the restaur of his horses lost in this service, as petitioned Madeilhan Guilhem-Ramon de Madaillan , heir of Gensac, before the king and his council and as fully appears in Edward I's letter owned by Madaillan. After checking these letters and have information if payments have been made to Gensac during the time of Edward I or Edward II or the current king the constable shall pay without delay to Madaillan what is owed of this sum from the issues of the duchy or find another satisfaction or allocation, receiving from Madaillan the letters patents of Edward I and his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By C.

118

5 March 1331 . Croydon' Croydon . Concerning wines to be bought and provided.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to buy and purvey 300 tuns of wine in the city of Burdeg' Bordeaux by the view of la Roture Guilhem de Larrouture and la Gardere Bertran de Lagardère whom Arnaut Micol, our servant and butler of the king , assigned to select and receive the wine and to bring it to the king in England, and the constable is to place the wine in ships and deliver it to Larrouture and Lagardère by indentures made between them. The constable is to have allowance of the costs in his account.

By K. and C.

119

6 March 1331 . Croydon' Croydon . For Ot, lord of Lauret.

Licence granted to Ot, lord of Lauret , of the right to build a 'maison-forte' or fortalice in his land situated in the duchy and reinforce it with a stone and lime wall and crenellate it. He and his heirs can hold this fortalice in perpetuity without impediments from the king and ministers. However, they have to return this ‘maison-forte’ or fortalice to the king and his heirs at their demand whether in war or peace at the order of the king and his heirs or his seneschals in the duchy. 1

By C.

1.
The 'maison forte' of Laurée or Lauré - much modified in the 17th century - still exists in the commune of Doulezon (arr. Langon, dép. Gironde).
120

6 March 1331 . Croydon' Croydon . Appointment of a general serjeant.

Appointment at pleasure of Deiro Martin Perèz d'Eiro 1 as general serjeant in the duchy of Aquitaine and especialy in the Baiona prévôté of the city of Bayonne , ordering each and singular being in the duchy to obey to him in all that appertains to this office as long as he holds it.

By C.

1.
There is the place of Eiro near Santiago de Compostela (Spain, Galicia).
121

12 March 1331 . Otteford' Otford . For Jean Coupale of Dinant.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that he obtain full information by all ways and means as to whether the canale 1 that leads to the sea that is adjacent to the Umbraria Ombrière , has in the past and still should pertain to the Umbraria prévôté of the Ombrière , and if he finds that the premises are true, then he is to permit Jean Coupale of Dynaunt Dinant , prévôt of the Ombrière to have it according to the tenor of his letters, and he is not to be troubled contrary to these letters, and any issues that have been received by the constable are to be restored to Coupale. On 4 April 1327, the king granted the office of the prévôté to Coupale for life by his letters patent under the seal that was then used, for Coupale's good service to Isabella, queen of England , the king's mother, and to the king, both in England and overseas, rendering for the same each year to the constable of Bordeaux 300 l.t.parv. , provided that Coupale conducted himself well in that office, just as is more fully contained in the king's letters. Now, as the king accepts, that though the canale ought to pertain to the office, and the issues should be taken in aid of the payment of the farm, the constable has prevented him from holding the same and taking the issues, to his great loss and harm, and contrary to the king's letters, and on behalf of Coupale a remedy is requested. 2

1.
The word canale or chanala corresponded to the river channel of the Garonne. More precisely it referred to the jurisdiction over the area of the Garonne at Bordeaux. See the agreement between the mayor and jurats of Bordeaux and the prévôt of the Ombrière (18 June 1314) in the Livre des Bouillons , Archives Municipales de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, 1867), p. 361 and Livre des Coutumes , Archives Municipales de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, 1890) , p. 451: Et dominium et custodia et districtus canalis et fluminis, etiam intra balleucam, pertinebit ad dominum Regem et ducem omnino .
2.
For related entries relating to the canale or chanala of Bordeaux, see entry in C 61/50 , entry in C 61/51 , entry in C 61/52 , entry in C 61/53 , entry in C 61/56 .
122

10 March 1331 . Otteford Otford . For Arnaut-Sans Duluc, mayor of Bayonne.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to obtain full information with those of the king's council there on the assault by Villa Laurens de Bielle and Villa Bernat de Bielle , citizens of Bayonne and others on Luca Arnaut-Sans Duluc, mayor of Baion' Bayonne , and the failure of the people of Bayonne to arrest the evildoers on the mayor's orders, and if he finds that the Bielles did do this, and the men of the city did neglect to arrest them, then he is to do what he considers is best to be done, by the advice of the council, to maintain the king's status and honour, and for the preservation of the city.

The king has been told by many people that the Bielles assembled a group of evildoers and disturbers of the peace from the community of the city, and by force and arms assaulted Duluc, who was acting on business concerning his office of mayor in the city, and caused him damage and harm, and did things that were prejudicial to the king's status, on account of which the mayor ordered their arrest and detention until they had made amends as he ought. The mayor had it publicly proclaimed on the king's behalf that the men of the city should aid him in doing this, but they refused. If this happened it was clearly prejudicial to and in contempt of the king, and the city would be in considerable danger, so that the king wishes to put an end to this, and see the Bielles punished.

By p.s.

123

10 March 1331 . Otteford Otford . For Guilhem-Amaniu de Madaillan, lord of Rauzan.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux, as John de Haustede , seneschal of the duchy and the same constable of Bordeaux granted by letters patent under the seal of the court of Gascony to Madelhano, de Guilhem-Amaniu de Madaillan, Rosana lord of Rauzan and Pinoliis, de Pineuilh , because of his good service to Edward II , and the current king in the wars that previously broke out in the duchy, and in compensation of the 600 l.parv.t. per annum that Madaillan had in Agennesio, de Agenais and lost in the same wars 3,000 l.parv.t. to receive from the issues of the duchy, a grant which was approved by the king with his letters patent; 1 to pay Madaillan or satisfy or allocate without delay this sum of 3,000 l.parv.t. , paying Madaillan in sterling according to its current price and value in the duchy. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By p.s.

1.
See entry entry .
124

20 March 1331 . Eltham . For Arnaut Dubosc , son of Master Aubert Mège .

Letters to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that Boys, du Arnaut Dubosc , son of Master Aubert Mège , came to to the king with their letters on the state of the duchy and some other matter concerning the regions of the duchy which the king made it read before his council. And because these letters have been transmitted to the king after the last Parliament, and then a treaty of peace and agreement was made between the king of France and the king on the discords that broke out, and nothing dealt with the matter in these letters, the king orders the constable to account with Dubosc of his expenses in coming to the king and in returning to the said regions of the duchy, and pay him of what is found of his expenses from the issues of the duchy. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By C.

Payment of wages.

125

20 March 1331 . Westminster .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Madalhano, de Guilhem-Amaniu de Madaillan, Rosano, de lord of Rauzan , as these latter petitioned the king before him and his council that several sums of money were owed to them for his wages and the restaur of the horses lost when he stayed in the service of Edward II and the current king in the wars that broke out in the duchy, and requested the king to pay him this sum or find another satisfaction. The constable shall pay or find another satisfaction from the issues of the duchy to Madaillan of what he will find in the account. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By petition of C.

Similar letters have been sent to:

125.2

Same as above.

1.
In TNA, SC 8/60/2991, a petition of Pey de Martillac written after 1325, the name of 'Gerart de Serre' (maybe kinsman of Bertran de Séris) who was probably one of his attornies appears on its dorse.
126

Same as above For Bernat de Brocas.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, as the king had previously granted to de Boys Arnaut Dubosc the office of the writing office of the king's court of Gascony to hold a certain period of time not yet finished and then the king dismissed the said Dubosc from this office for certain reasons 1 and committed at pleasure this office to Master Brokas Bernat de Brocas under the same conditions that others held this office as it is shown in the king's letters patent made to Brocas, 2 the king ordered then the constable to deliver to Brocas this office and all that pertains to it, but the seneschal and the constable did not care to do this up to, to the king's surprise; to deliver to Brocas the said office with all that pertains to it according to the content of the king's mandate notwithstanding the commitment of this office to Dubosc previously sent to them.

127

10 March 1331 . Otteford Otford . For Jean Coupale of Dinant.

Grant for life to Jean Coupale of Dynaunt Dinant in Allemann' Germany 1 of the office of the Umbraria, Burdeg' prévôté of the Ombrière of Bordeaux already granted to him as long as he behaved well in this office on 4 April 1327 2 by the king's letters patent under the seal the king used then, Coupale having to render per annum to the king and his heirs by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux 300 l.parv.t. , because of the good service Coupale did to Isabelle Isabella[of France], queen of England and the king in the ovverseas regions and in England.

1.
The name Germany means here the Holy Roman Empire.
2.
See entry in C 61/39 .
128

28 March 1331 . Eltham . For Fortaner de Burgès.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants, as Burges' Fortaner de Burgès requested the king that Edward II granted to him the Agenn' writing office of the town of Agen for the good service Burgès did to Edward II in his war of Scotia Scotland as well as for the restaur of his goods, movables as well as immovables worth 100 l. lost in the war of Gascony, as it is shown in the letters patent of Edward II owned by Burgès, but this latter did not receive issues from this writing office since the occupation of the town of Agen by the French, so he requested the king to compensate him from this loss; having taken advice with the members of the king's council of the value of this writing office, to provide to Burgès some office having the value of this writing office in the towns of Polhon Pouillon or of Hastynges Hastingues to be held at will.

By C.

For Arnaut de Lamolère.

129

28 March 1331 . Eltham .

Appointment at pleasure of Moleria, de Arnaut de Lamolère, king's clerk , as judge of appeals of the court of Gascony and of the causes audited in the same court because of his good service to Edward II and the current king, and the great troubles and damages he suffered in this service, and as Edward II appointed him at this office as it is shown in Edward II's letters patent, but the king ignoring this appointment granted at pleasure this office to Master Puch, de Guiraut Dupuch . Lamolère has to receive in this office the fee or office. The king gives in mandate the content of these presents to each and singular of his subjects of the duchy ordering them to obey Lamolère in what pertains to this office.

By p.s.

130

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony to admit the said Arnaut de Lamolère at the said office.

By p.s.

131

Same as above

And it is ordered to the constable of Bordeaux to pay to the same Arnaut de Lamolère from the issues of the duchy the customary fee or wages as long he is in this office. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By p.s.

132

27 March 1331 . Eltham . For Arnaut Dubosc called Mège.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, as Bosco, de, Medicus Arnaut Dubosc called Mège requested the king that this latter granted to him, because of his good service to Edward II and the current king, by his letters patent dated 1 September 1329 the office of the writing office of the court of Gascony , 1 to have with its issues and all the other things that pertain to this office for a period of the ten next complete years, taking for this office the customary fee, as it is fully shown in the king's letters, and now the king put the said office outside the hand of the said Dubosc, but the king wants to compensate him the value of the emoluments of the same office per annum in a certain place within the said duchy for the same period of time; to inform themselves on the value of this writing office, and allocate in the king's name by letters under the seal of the court of Gascony a suitable compensation in a place within the duchy to be received per annum at the value of the emoluments of the said office.

By p.s.

133

30 March 1331 . Eltham . Money to be paid to the butler for the providing of wines.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant to pay as quickly he is able to Arnaut Micol, king's butler or his lieutenant 1,000 l.st. from the issues of the duchy for providing wines for the service of the king, notwithstanding the contrary order sent to the constable by the king, receiving from Micol or his lieutenant his letters patent. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By K.

134

20 March 1331 . Westminster . For the mayor, jurats and commune of the town of Bourg.

Grant to the Burgo, de mayor, jurats and community of the town of Bourg that they should be able to take 16 pitchers of wine or the value of the same in money from each tun of wine that is sold in taverns in the town both of their own wine and that of aliens in aid of the enclosure of the town with walls for the term of ten years just as it is accustomed to be done elsewhere, on condition that the value of the wine is used for the enclosure and other necessary matters of the town.

By C.

135

28 March 1331 . Eltham . Concerning that no sums of money whatsoever are to be paid to anyone.

Order to Galiciano, de Pey de Galician, constable of Bordeaux , that, because the king wishes to be more fully informed of what is going on in the duchy so that anything that has been done in error, or unwisely, because of the disturbances in those parts in the time of the king's father, and in the king's time, and so that by the advice of the king's council these should be corrected, that he should put everything aside and come to the king in England with all possible speed, well informed about the state of the duchy, so that provision can be made for the peace and good governance of the duchy.

He is ordered that he should constitute Par Richard de Parr, king's clerk , as his lieutenant, in his absence, th king having sent Parr to the duchy on his business. Galician is to deliver the treasury and other things of the king's in his custody, together with the rolls and other things touching that office by indentures made between them, so that he can carry out what pertains to that office.

Galician is further ordered that, for certain reasons, he is not to make any payments of any money for the debts of the king's progenitors, or permit Par to do so before his return, but that all money collected from the customs and other issues and emoluments of the duchy are to be kept until the king has heard Galician's information.

Finally Galician is ordered to send the 300 tuns of wine that he was previously ordered to buy to the king in England according to the form of the king's previous order.

By K. and C.

136

28 March 1331 . Eltham . For the custody of the king's treasure and other property of the king in the duchy.

Order to Par Richard de Parr, king's clerk , that, because the king has ordered Master Galiciano, de Pey de Galician, constable of Bordeaux , to come to him in England to give information to the king on matters in the duchy, and has ordered Galician to appoint Parr as his lieutenant in that office in his absence, he is to receive from Galician the treasury and other property in his custody, together with the rolls and other things that pertain to that office by indenture, and to do what is necessary in that office in the meantime.

The king further orders that he is not to make any payments from any money for the debts of the king's progenitors, or any other person of the duchy from the issues of the duchy until Galician returns to those parts without the king's special order, but all money collected both from the customs and other issues and profits of the duchy are to be kept until otherwise ordered.

By K. and C.

137

29 March 1331 . Eltham . For being attendant to Richard de Parr, lieutenant of the constable of Bordeaux.

Order to all the king's liege men and subjects of the duchy, as Master Galiciano, de Pey de Galician, king's clerk , constable of Bordeaux came to the king in Anglia England by the king's order and the same constable established Par Richard de Parr his lieutenant until his return to Aquitaine; to obey to Par as lieutenant of the constable in all that pertains to his office.

138

3 April 1331 . Eltham . Granting of a protection and a safeguard.

To all and every seneschal, constable, castellan, officer, prévôt, minister and all bayles and faithful subjects in the duchy. Letters of protection granted at pleasure to Lanplan Ysarn de Laneplaà, Lane lord of Lanne and Meliosa Melhosa his wife; Gui-Arnaut, Campaigne lord of Campagne ; Arnaut du List, lord of Siest ; Perule Pey de Pérul ; Lelane Navara de Lalanne, Feugas lady of Heugas and Novaros Arnaut de Novarrosse, Le Sale lord of Lassalle , 1 their men, lands, rents and all possessions in the duchy, as the king, wishing to show him favour has received him and them in his protection and safe-keeping. They are to be maintained, protected and defended from injury and violence, and amends should be made to them without delay for any forfeitures that they have suffered.

By K.

1.
There is in Siest (arr. Dax, dép. Landes) the 'caverie' or noble house of Lassalle known since the 14th century.
139

2 April 1331 . Eltham . For Lubat, lord of Tilh.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the Aquen' prévôt of Dax to hear the complaint of Lubat [de Tilh], Tyl lord of Tilh who supplicated the king as him and his ancestors, there is no memory of the contrary, were peacefully put in possession of a certain wood named Castillion Castillon in the senescalcia Landarum seneschalcy of the Landes without anybody being able to pasture in the common land of the said wood without the authorization of Tilh and his ancestors, the constable unlawfully taking, it is asserted, the said wood from Tilh and putting it in the king's hand, so Tilh requested that the king provides remedy on this matter; the seneschal and the prévôt shall proceed on the return of the wood to Lubat according to the local law, the fors and customs.

For Arnaut-Guilhem, lord of Poyloaut.

140

26 March 1331 . Eltham .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to grant at pleasure in the king's name to Arnaut-Guilhem [de Poyloaut], Poylaut lord of Poyloaut , king's valet , the Juliak' baylie of Juliac with its appurtenances in the said duchy paying to the king the annual farm constituted there. Poyloaut has requested that the king will wish to grant this baylie for his good service which he did in the duchy to the king and Edward II and in future will do, and in recompense for the damage that Poyloaut has sustained in the wars in the duchy.

By p.s.

141

Same as above

Arnaut-Guilhem, Poylaut lord of Poyloaut has similar letters on the Poillon baylie of Pouillon with its appurtenances in the said duchy paying to the king the annual farm constituted there, etc. as above.

By p.s.

142

8 April 1331 . Bermundeseye Bermondsey . In order to arrest Ramon-Johan d'Aspremont.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony or his lieutenant, the king having learned that it is notorious, it is asserted, that Spermong' Ramon-Johan d'Aspremont 1 was accused and was found guilty of the death of Soles Bernat de Soulès, former king's Orte bayle of Orthe and the Lane lord of Lanne 2 and also four merchants and four foreigners, and of the looting of the good and chattels of the same merchants worthing 2,000 l. , and the commission of other several felonies and murders in several regions of the duchy, so that it has been publicly announced on behalf of the king by the then seneschal of Gascony, member of the king's council that the person able to take Aspremont dead or alive would be granted by the king 100 l.t. , however up to the said Aspremont roamed and rode through several regions of the duchy perpetrating similar harms and worse in contempt of the king's peace, to the king's damage and to the obvious terror and the trouble of the people for which no remedy has been done up to now; to arrest Aspremont wherever he is in the duchy and to do swift justice, so that the punishment of the said malefactors will cause fear to other malefactors who sin.

Witnessed by John of Eltham, earl of Cornwall , brother of the king, keeper of the kingdom of England

1.
He is named on the title in the margin and in the entry as Armundus Johan de Spermong' . The first name is obviously a mistake for Aramundus which was in Gascon Aramon , the most Gascon form of the name Ramon . The family name Spermong' is obviously Aspremont according to the context, the name of the family of the vicomtes of Orthe coming from their main residence, the castle of Aspremont which ruins of it still exists today (com. Peyrehorade, arr. Dax, dép. Landes).
2.
In TNA, SC 8/289/14419 (replied in C 61/32, m.4, 20 September 1332) Ysarn de Laneplaà, lord of Lanne explained that Bertran, his father in law and predecessor as lord of Lanne, had been killed by the vicomte of Orthe because he did not want to acknowledge him as his lord instead of the king-duke. It is thus likely that its murderer was Ramon-Johan d'Aspremont who was a kinsman of the vicomte of Orthe.
143

26 March 1331 . Eltham . For Pey de Castelnau[-Tursan].

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to check the letters patent of Edward I by which he ordered at the supplication of Castrum Novum Pey [I] de Castelnau[-Tursan] to the then seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to deliver to Castelnau all and everything that Edward I had or should had in the castles and places of Miro Monte, de Miramont and Purybon Pimbo with their appurtenances to pay the 1,000 l.bon.ch. Edward I granted to Castelnau, but this latter has been unjustly removed before he has been fully paid of this sum, as he supplicated to the king. After checking these letters and the registers on this matter , the seneschal and constable find by this enquiry or another legitimate mean that a part of this sum is owed to Castelnau, then they shall make a suitable allocation to him on the said castles and places until he is fully paid of these 1,000 l. .

By p.s.

144

20 March 1331 . Westminster . Grant of protection and safeguard.

Order to the seneschals, constables, castellans, officers, all the king's bayles and liege men in the duchy, that they should maintain, protect and defend Leybourn' William de Leybourne, Burdeg' burgess of Bordeaux , Englishman , his men, lands, things, rents and all his just possessions, as the king granted him his safeguard at pleasure,and defend him against unlawful violence according to the law and the local fors and customs. If something has been again attempt unlawfully, they have to restore it in its previous state.

145

20 March 1331 . Westminster . For the mayor, jurats and community of the town of Bourg.

Grant to the Burgh mayor, jurats and community of the town of Bourg , because they requested the king that some nobles and owners of fortified houses in the said town obtained the right to be free burgesses of Bourg and by this they tried to use and enjoy the privileges of the same town to the obvious prejudice of the king and the obvious harm of the said town; to be not at all forced against their will to admit some nobles or other foreigners as burgesses of Bourg, nor to be compelled on this point without the king's special order having a special mention clearly expressed of the said privilege.

146

Grant to Audoeni Hélias Audouin , for the good service he has done to Edward II and the current king, and he will do, 10 l. to receive per annum from the issues of the customs of Burdegal' Bordeaux to have for life or until the king provides him for life with 10 l. of land and issue in the duchy.

By K. and C.

1.
It is written in the margin: 'Void because there is another entry copied below'.
147

Same as above

And it is ordered to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant to pay to the same Hélias Audouin the said 10 l. per annum from the issues of the said customs according to the content of the said letters.

By K. and C.

148

7 May 1331 . Haveryng atte Boure Havering-atte-Bower . On the release of Maria, daughter and heiress of Juan el Tuerto, damsel, lady of Biscay or her proctors.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants to release at the reading of these presents ending all delay or excuses and without impediments María Díaz II de Haro , daughter and heiress of de Tort Juan el Tuerto 1 and grand-daughter of lady María I Díaz de Haro, Bysacaya lady of Biscay , or her proctors and messengers. María Díaz II de Haro has been brought by some people at the time of Edward II to Baiona Bayonne for her savety, and then to Burdeg' Bordeaux by the then seneschal of Gascony and stayed there some time in the king's castle 2 at the cost of Edward II and the king and stayed there up to. The Francia queen of France , 3 Borbonia the duchess of Bourbon , 4 the countesses of Armonie, de Armagnac , 5 Alenconensis, de Alençon 6 and Sabaudia Savoie 7 have insistently requested the king to release María Díaz II de Haro, granddaughter of María I Díaz de Haro, lady of Biscay or her proctors and messengers. The seneschal and the constable shall not require María II Díaz de Haro, lady of Biscay to pay the expenses of her stay as the king gave up them at her request. The constable will have due allowance of these expenses in his account. 8

By K. The treasurer has been notified about it.

1.
Juan de Haro or Juan of Castile, lord of Biscay (1322-1326).
2.
The castle of the Ombrière of Bordeaux.
3.
Jeanne de Bourgogne (d.1349), married to King Philip VI of France since 1328.
4.
Marie d'Avesnes (d.1354), daughter of the count of Hainaut Jean I, married in 1310 with the duke of Bourbon Pierre I.
5.
Béatrice de Clermont (d.1364), married in 1327 with Johan I, count of Armagnac.
6.
Jeanne de Joigny (d.1336), married in 1314 to Charles II d'Alençon.
7.
Yolande de Montferrat (d.1342), married in 1330 with the count of Savoie Aymon (d.1343).
8.
See the related entries > entry 048 in C 61/40 , entry 061 in C 61/40 .
149

Same as above Safe-conduct for the same person.

To all and singular seneschals, constables, castellans, officers, prévôts, ministers, bayles and faithful subjects in the duchy. Letters of safe-conduct granted to María Díaz II de Haro, daughter and heiress of de Tort Juan el Tuerto and granddaughter of lady María I Díaz de Haro, Bysacaya lady of Biscay and the proctors or messengers sent by María II Díaz de Haro to meet in Burdeg' Bordeaux María Díaz II de Haro where she stayed for some time at its castle. The king ordered to have them released and he firmly orders them to not interpose themselves against the said María Díaz II de Haro, the proctors and messengers or the members of her household in their persons or goods when they pass by their district and not permit other persons to cause injury, trouble, damage, embarrassment or grievance, but to have them under safe and secure conduct for their expenses.

By K.

150

28 March 1331 . Eltham . For Arnal Duèze, son and heir of Peire Duèze.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to inform themselves by all possible means the true value of the lands mentioned below per annum in all their issues and emoluments and sent this information and valuations without delay to the king under their seals with the advice of the king's council of Aquitaine. Edward II previously granted by his letters patent to the late Dosa Peire Duèze, then Caramannii, de vicomte of Caraman 600 l.t.parv. to receive per annum at the feast of Easter by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux until Edward II provided to Peire Duèze and his heirs 600 l.t.parv. of land to have forever. Edward II granted also by other letters patent to Peire de Via 300 l. and to Trym Arnal de Trian other 300 l.t.parv under the same conditions, and Arnal Duèze , Via and Trian requested the king to allocate them lands of these values according to the content of the letters of Edward II on the lands called Inter Duo Maria Entre-deux-Mers and Condak' Condat in the diocese of Bordeaux or on other suitable places situated within the duchy.

151

2 May 1331 . Dorteford Dartford . On the value of the manor of Jussas to be certified to the king.

Order to John de Haustede, seneschal of Gascony , Par Richard de Parr, lieutenant of the constable of Bordeaux and Master Austen Jourdan to inform themselves, or at least two of them, on the true value of the Juysas manor of Jussas 1 in the castellany of Blaye in Burdegal' Bordelais that is what it worth or should be worth per annum and the true value of the rents, emoluments, profits and other issues of the land, and on the faults of the houses and the other buildings of the manor, and they have to certify without delay the king under their seal.

By K. and C.

1.
Part of the lower part of this medieval fortified manor is still existing on the site of the 'Château Jussas' (in com. Saint-Christoly-de-Blaye, arr. Blaye, dép. Gironde).
152

2 May 1331 . Dorteford Dartford . On the value of the land called Born to be certified to the king.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to gather with him Master Jordain Austen Jourdain and certain other members of the king's council in the duchy to be certified on the true value of the land called le Born' Born with the places of Herba Favera Labouheyre , Mymysan Mimizan situated within the same land, 1 and the land of Guosa Gosse and Seynhas Seignanx and also the land and baylie of la Bourt' Labourd with the place and parish of Monte Strugo, de Montastruc 2 and the parishes of Guyssen Guiche , Bardos , Durt Urt and Briscos Briscous , and inform himself of these lands and places worth per annum, their homages, services, rents, jurisdiction and other issues, and certify without delay the king of the result of this information under the seal of Gascony and the seal of the members of the king's council.

1.
There is here an error for Labouheyre which was not situated within the land of Born.
2.
Montastruc was in Seignanx and not in Labourd.
153

28 April 1331 . Stretford atte Bowe Stratford le Bow . For Arnaut de Durfort.

Grant with the assent of the prelates, earls, barons and others with the king in the last parliament convened at Westminster 1 to Duro Forti Arnaut de Durfort, kt , the king wishing to show further grace to him, beyond his earlier grant, for his laudable service to the king and his father and for his damages and losses, of 500 m.st. worth of land and rents per annum in the duchy, to be held by Durfort and his heirs in perpetuity; and in part satisfaction of this 500m. worth of land and rents the king grants to Durfort the land of Durefort Durfort near to Penna Penne[-d'Agenais] , and the rents and issues from corn and wine growing at from Penne-d'Agenais and pertaining to the king called in the vernacular la bladat et la vinat de Penne with hens, hay and other appurtenances; and also the king's fishery on the river Olti Lot near to Penne-d'Agenais with the fish caught there and all their other appurtenances whatsoever in the duchy of Aquitaine, to be held in perpetuity, together with the jurisdiction of high and low justice with both full and shared jurisdiction and all reliefs, fees, homages, rights, customary payments, baylies, castellanies, prévôtés and customs and all other appurtenances that the king has in the land for Durfort's liege homage and fealty to be made to the king and his heirs forever; saving to the king and his heirs resort in the land. In addition the king grants to Durfort high and low justice in Podio Pinnezio, de Pépinès near Penne-d'Agenais and in the following parishes: Pépinès , Sancti Petri de Cereda, de Saint-Pierre-de-Sarède , Magavall' Maguebal , Boissola Bousselle , Orador Auradou and Gelzaco, de Grézac , Sancti Martini de Perato, de Saint-Martin-de-Peyrat , Sanctus Justus Saint-Just , Sancti Thome de Lynars, de Saint-Thomas , Gresaco, de Grézac and Sancti Fielis with high and low justice with both complete and shared jurisdiction, just as the king has and exercises it there, or ought to if the parishes were in the king's hands ; saving to the king and his heirs resort in the parishes. Lately the king granted to Durfort, in recompense of the damages that he had sustained in the time of Edward II in the wars in the duchy, and for the good service that Durfort had done to the king's father and to the king, and in the future would do, and to aid his status so that he was able to continue in the king's service, 300 l.st. to be taken each year, 100 l. of which to be taken from the farm of the city of London by the hands of the sheriffs of London and 200 l.st. from the issues of the duchy by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux at Michaelmas and Easter by equal portions until the king is able to provide Durfort with 300 pounds sterling of land in the duchy per annum or elsewhere in a suitable place. 2

By K. and C.

1.
The Westminster Parliament which took place between 26 November and 9 December 1330.
2.
For the letters revoking the grant, see entry 321 . For the grant to Durfort of the 500 marks from the tolls of Saint-Macaire, see entry in C 61/44 . For the order to resume the lands, see entry in C 61/44 . For an order to pay Durfort the 500 marks a year from the tolls, see entry in C 61/44 . For an order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Durfort for the tolls, see entry in C 61/48 . For a further grant to Durfort concerning the tolls, see entry in C 61/48 . For two further entries concerning the toll of Saint-Macaire, see entry in C 61/50 and entry in C 61/50 . For a regrant of the lands to Durfort, see entry in C 61/50 . For a further complaint of Durfort that the lands had not been delivered to him, see entry in C 61/52 . For a confirmation of the grant made to Durfort's son, see entry in C 61/64 .
154

Same as above

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, and also the juge-mage of Agenais and Agenn' judge-ordinary of Agenais to deliver to Arnaut de Durfort or his attorney the land and places with its appurtenances granted to Durfort by entry 153 , and they should permit Durfort to use and enjoy the jurisdictions granted in the same grant.

By K. and C.

155

8 May 1331 . Haveryng atte Boure Havering-atte-Bower . For the auditing of the account of the mayor and jurats of the castellany of Bourg.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that calling before them those who ought to be called, and having caused the account of the Bourk' mayor and jurats of the town of Bourg to be audited by him or some other persons he has delegated to this task in the presence of the Bourk' castellan of Bourg or his lieutenant, they should do what he considers just and reasonable and for the common benefit of those parts. It has been requested on the behalf of the men and inhabitants of the jurisdiction of the Bourk' castellany of Bourg that the king will wish to provide a remedy since Ralph de Basset, late seneschal of Gascony granted to the mayor and jurats of the town of Bourg for the repair of the walls of the town a diminution of the town's measures ( diminutio mensurarum ) for the term of three years, and they have held it for three years and for an additional four, and they have collected large sums of money, and have done very little on the repair of their fortifications, but have taken them for their own use to the great cost of the men and inhabitants, and contrary to Basset's grant, and the king wishes what is just ought to be done.

By C.

156

10 May 1331 . Haveryng atte Boure Havering-atte-Bower . For Hélias Audoin.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the accounts and letters that Audoeni Hélias Audouin has, he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is owed for the arrears of his wages from the time that he was Podii Normandi, de castellan of the castle of Puynormand from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine or another satisfaction, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Audouin has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of various sums of money that he is due for the arrears of his wages, just as more fully appears by accounts rendered before the constable. 1

By C.

1.
Maybe the very informative petition TNA, SC 8/283/14132 of Hélias Audouin is behind this entry.
157

2 May 1331 . Derteford' Dartford . For the same.

Grant to Audoeni Hélias Audouin for the good service that he has done to Edward II , and to the king, and will do in the future, 10 l.st. or their value in other money to be taken each year from the issues of the customs of Burdeg' Bordeaux for life, or until the king provides him with 10 librates of land and rents in the duchy for his life.

By K. and C.

158

10 May 1331 . Haveryng atte Boure Havering-atte-Bower . For Jean Tacet, merchant and burgess of Brest.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony that having heard the complaint of Taket Jean Tacet, merchant and burgess of Brest in the ducatus Britannie duchy of Brittany concerning the taking of his ship called la Cogg Seint Johan of Brest and its cargo, he should do full and speedy justice to him concerning the restitution of his ship, wine, goods and merchandise, just as by right and according to the fors and customs of those parts ought to be done; and if the seneschal is unable to find the malefactors who took the ship in the duchy, then he is to send certification to the king of their names, and also the manner and reason for the taking of the ship, wine, goods and merchandise under the seneschal's seal without delay so that the king can do what by right ought to be done in this matter. The king has received a grave complaint from Tacet that his ship, whose master was Hernin Cadoret , which was loaded with wine and other goods to be carried to the town of Brest , was boarded by force and arms while it lay at anchour in the Girounde river Gironde 1 by certain malefactors, and the ship, its cargo and equipment to the value of 4,000 l.t. took to Dynebegh' Denbigh in Wallia Wales to the great damage, injury and impoverishment of Tacet, for which he has requested remedy, and the king wishes justice to be done.

1.
This meant the estuary of Gironde and the Garonne river up to la Réole.
159

20 May 1331 . Haveryng atte Boure Havering-atte-Bower . For Ramon-Duran [de Bielle].

Grant to Villa Ramon-Duran de Bielle, Baiona citizen of the city of Bayonne for his service, that he is able to build in stone or wood a fortalice or hall enclosed with a pale and ditches in the place called Beyous in the parish of Sancti Martini de Bastes, de Saint-Martin-de-Bastes in la Burdo, de Labourd . 1 Proviso that he does not usurp in any way the right of anyone else in the construction of the same, and that the fortalice or hall should be rendered to the king and his heirs at the order of the king, his heirs or their seneschals in times of war or peace. In making the grant the king accepts a licence granted by Oliver de Ingham, late seneschal of Gascony for Edward II to Bielle for the construction of the fortalice or hall, for the laudable service that he and his progenitors had done to the king's father.

1.
The parish and placename of Beyous (in com. Villefranque, arr. Bayonne, dép. Pyrénées-Atlantiques) have now disappeared and the medieval 'maison forte' of Beyous was situated on the site of the 'Château Miotz' built in the 19th century, see Goyhenetxe, E., 'Notes sur l'histoire de Villefranque', Revue internationale des études basques , 31 (1986), p. 731-741.
160

Same as above For Master Pey de Casemajor.

Grant to Master Cassa Miori Pey de Casemajor, clerk , of the Sanctus Severius keepership of the king's seal used in Saint-Sever and in its prévôté for contracts and their enforcement with the emoluments issuing from it, until Casemajor can be provided with a writing office worth 10 l.st. , Casemajor answering annually to the king for any surplus beyond the sum of 10 l.st. by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux. The king previously ordered the seneschal of Gascony, because of Casemajor's good service towards Edward II , to commit to him the writing office of Florencia Fleurance near to Lector Lectoure if it has not already been committed to another person, and if it has already been committed, then the seneschal is to provide him with another writing office during pleasure; proviso that if any of these offices exceeds the sum of 10 l.st. per annum according to the true value, then Casemajor is to answer annually for the surplus to the constable of Bordeaux; and the seneschal, with the advice of the king's council of those parts, granted to Casemajor the keepership of the king's seal as above, which grant, the king now accepts by this present grant. 1

1.
For related entries, see entry 013 in C 61/36 entry in C 61/45
161

20 May 1331 . Haveryng atte Boure Havering-atte-Bower . For the mayor, jurats and hundred peers and all the community of Bayonne.

To the mayor, jurats, hundred peers and all the community of the city of Bayonne.

Bernat de Lagues and Casa Pey de Cazes , clerks of the mayor, fellow citizens and messengers have told the king how the seneschal of Gascony came to the city with an armed force and did certain things to terrorize the town to their prejudice, and have requested that things are put right. The king received this and diligently heard it, and though the seneschal of Gascony has written to the king contradicting this, claiming that they had been disobedient, the king, considering their laudable conduct and loyalty to him and his progenitors at all times in the past, and not trusting the information he has received, has sent certain people to obtain information on this so that the truth can be known. If is found that anything has been done to the prejudice of the mayor, hurats, hundred peers and community then amends will be made to them., but if anything has been done by them to the king's prejudice or damage then amends will be made according to the law.

162

28 May 1331 . Sanctus Edmundus Bury St Edmunds . For the citizens of Bordeaux.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux and all officers, bayles and ministers of the king in the duchy, the king wishing to show favour to the Burdeg' citizens of Bordeaux , to permit them to use and enjoy their liberties and privileges granted to them by the king's progenitors as kings of England, which they have reasonably used, without impediment, not permitting them to be burdened by new exactions or maltolts contrary to their privileges and liberties. 1

1.
For a confirmation of this order, see entry in C 61/95 .
163

30 May 1331 . Sancto Edmundo, de Bury St Edmunds . For Galhart Asselin.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having taken advice concerning the wages that Asselyn Galhart Asselin, king's valet , late Bleyves keeper of the castle of Blaye ought to take for his keepership of the castle of Blaye, he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is owed for the arrears of his wages from the issues of the duchy, and he will have due allowance in his account. Asselin has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of 112 l.t.parv. , arrears of the wages that he is bound to him in for the time he had the keepership of the castle by grant of Edward II , and the king wishes to agree to the request.

By C.

164

2 June 1331 . Sancto Edmundo, de Bury St Edmunds . For Johan Mauléon.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having accounted with Johan Mauléon called Monéder, king's valet , for his wages and those of his companions, he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is in arrears, or compensate him in the farm of the Marencino, de baylie of Marensin which Mauléon holds from the king, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Mauléon has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him or compensation in the farm of the baylie for various sums of money that the king is bound to him for his wages and those of his companions for the time that they stood in the king's service in the king's last Gascon war, and the king wishes to favourably agree to the request. 1

By C.

1.
TNA,SC 8/281/14019 is the petition of Johan Mauléon behind this entry. See the related entries entry in C 61/44 entry in C 61/45 .
165

30 May 1331 . Sanctus Edmundus Bury St Edmunds . For the commitment of the office of keeper of the tower of Bordeaux.

Appointment of Bertruc de Mestre , for the good service he did when the king was overseas, as Burdeg' keeper of the king's tower of Bordeaux and the keepership of the prison within that tower, holding the same with the fees and emoluments pertaining to the office for the term of ten years. 1

By p.s.

166

2 June 1331 . Sanctus Edmundus Bury St Edmunds . For Master Aubert Mège.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having viewed the letters that Master Medici Aubert Mège has concerning the sums due to him, he should make payment to Mège of what he finds are due from the issues of the duchy or by a suitable assignment upon the issues of the customs of Roiano, de Royan or elsewhere where it is convenient without delay, so that Mège does not incur any damages for want payment or assignment; receiving from Mège the letters and also his letters of acquittance, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. Lately, Mège, by his petition exhibited before the king and his council, requested that the king would wish to satisfy him for the 298 l. 9 s. 4 d.st. by account made with John de Haustede , seneschal of Gascony and Galiciano, de Pey de Galician, constable of Bordeaux , both for his fee and wages from the time that he stood in the king's service, and for money lent by him to the seneschal and constable in the king's name for the expedition of the king's business in the duchy, and for certain other reasons, just as more fully appears by letters of the seneschal and constable under the king's seal used in the duchy, and the seals of the constable and of John Darcy le Cosyn and Pomeriis, de Guilhem-Sans II de Pommiers , lately sent by the king to the duchy for certain of the king's business, which letters Mège claims to have in his possession, and the king wished to agree favourably to the request. For which the king ordered the constable, that having viewed the letters, he should make payment or a suitable assignment of what he found was due, but Mège has given the king to understand that the constable has not yet done this, and the king wishes the order to be executed as commanded. 1

By petition of C.

1.
For a related entry on this roll, see entry 74 and a related entry entry in C 61/45 . For the petition to which this is the response, see TNA, SC 8/289/14430 (item 1).

For Johan de Bayonne.

167

Grant to Baiona Johan de Bayonne, king's serjeant for his good service towards Edward II and to the current king, of 10 l.st. to be taken each year from the issues of the duchy by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux at Michaelmas and Easter by equal portions until the king orders otherwise concerning his position.

By p.s.

168

Same as above

And it is ordered to the constable of Bordeaux to make payment to Johan de Bayonne of 10 l.st. each year from the issues of the duchy at the terms according to the contents of the king's letters ( entry 167 ).

By the same writ.

169

4 June 1331 . Sanctus Edmundus Bury St Edmunds . For Auda who was the wife of Pey Pellicer.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the Agen' seneschal of Agenais or either of them that having heard the complaint of Auda who was the wife of Pellicerii Pey Pellicer of Agennum Agen , and having called before them those who ought to be called, they should make restitution to her of as much of the 1,100 l.arn. which is owed to her and unjustly detained, as they are able to do so from the goods and chattels of her late husband which are within the king's lordship, according to the customs of those parts, so that Auda's complaint does not come before the king again for default of the seneschals' action. On the behalf of Auda, it has been requested that the king will provide remedy since she lately gave and paid to her late husband 1,100 l.arn. in dower by reason of the marriage contracted between them, and because, after the death of her husband, she was forced to withdraw from the city of Agen where she lived departing from the lordship of the king of France, and going to Penne[-d'Agenais] within the king's lordship, the king of France's officers have taken the 1,100 l.arn. into the hands of the king of France and detain them because of her rebellion against the king of France, though they ought to have been rendered to Auda after the death of her husband by the customs of those parts, and the king wishes that full justice be done to her.

170

Same as above For Ramon Toset.

Grant to Brother Ramon Toset, canon , of the chantry within the Xancton' castle of Saintes with its rights and appurtenances.

By p.s.

For the same.

171

Grant to Brother Ramon Toset, canon , for his good service to Edward II and to the current king in the duchy, of 6 d.st. per day to be taken from the issues of the duchy until the king orders otherwise concerning his position.

By p.s.

172

Same as above

And it is ordered to the constable of Bordeaux to pay to Brother Ramon Toset the 6 d.st. per day according to the grant made to him by the king's letters, and the constable will have due allowance in his account.

By the same writ.

173

4 June 1331 . Sanctus Edmundus Bury St Edmunds . For Arnaut de Fonte Caprerio .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to cause Arnaut de Fonte Caprerio , the king's proctor in Agenn' Agenais , to be paid to what is owed to him of his wages for the time that he has been proctor from the issues of the duchy just as they were accustomed to be paid to him up to, and the constable will have due allowance in his account.

174

8 June 1331 . Norwicum Norwich . For Bernat de Bessabat.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having viewed the letters patent of Edward I concerning the payment of 216 l. 14 s. 8 d.st. for the wages of Bessavatz Bernat de Bessabat and those of his company that the constable has in his possession, he should make payment to him or a suitable assignment of what he finds is owed from the issues of the duchy according to the tenor of the king's previous order on the matter. Lately Bessabat requested, by his petition exhibited before the king and his council, that the king would wish to make payment to him of the 216 l. 14 s. 8 d.st. that Edward I was bound to him for his wages and those of his company from the time that they stood in his service in the duchy, which sum the late king had ordered, by his letters patent, to his then constable of Bordeaux that the sum or its value in other money should be paid to Bessabat from the issues of the duchy, but which Bessabat still remains unsatisfied. The king ordered the constable that having accounted with Bessabat or his attorney for the sum, and having viewed the letters of the king's grandfather, he was to make payment to him or his attorney of what he found was in arrears from the issues of the duchy, or a suitable assignment, but now Bessabat has given the king to understand that although the constable had caused Bessabat to be satisfied for a certain part of the money, he did not wish to satisfy him for the residue, and the king now wishes that his previous order be executed.

By petition of C.

175

8 June 1331 . Norwycum Norwich . For Pey de Poyloaut.

Licence granted to Pey de Poyloaut that he or his heirs are able to build in stone and crenellate a fortified house or fortalice in his land called la Lane Lalanne , and once built to hold the same to him and his heirs without any impediment of the king, his heirs and their ministers. Proviso that the house 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 or peace.

176

8 June 1331 . Norwycum Norwich . For Brun Guiraudon.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants that having fully deliberated with the members of the king's council of those parts on the request of Geredon' Brun Guiraudon , and having accounted with Guiraudon for his wages for the time he stood in the king's service and for the armoured horses and other things that he lost in that service, and having consideration for the damages which he sustained on account of his imprisonment by the people of the king of France , they should make satisfaction to him for what they find is due to him for his wages and losses according to the advice of the king's council of those parts from the issues of the duchy, and they will receive due allowance in their account. Guiraudon has requested that the king will wish to make satisfaction to him since he was lately captured and imprisoned by the men of the king of France while he was in the king's service in the war in the duchy, and was detained in prison for a long time, and lost his horses, armour of no small value, for which he has not received any satisfaction and remuneration, and the king wishes to agree favourably to his request. 1

177
For the payment of wages.

7 June 1331 . Norwicum Norwich .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Greili, de Johan II de Grailly for his wages he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere, and he will have due allowance in his account. Grailly 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 companions from the time that he stood in the king's service in the wars in the duchy, and the king favourably agrees to the request.

The following have similar letters:

1.
See the related entry entry in C 61/44 .

For the men living in Bordeaux.

178

8 June 1331 . Norwicum Norwich .

Ratification for the Burdeg' men of Bordeaux for their laudable service to the king and his progenitors, of the charter granted by John, late king of England , 1 the king's progenitor, to the men residing in Bordeaux that they be quit of all maltolts 2 and all other customs that pertained to him from the merchandise of the men both in Bordeaux and throughout the Girundam Gironde just as is more fully contained in the charter; and granting to them that they and their successors should have, enjoy and use those liberties according to the tenor of the charter, and just as they have been reasonably accustomed to use and enjoy them. 3

By K.

1.
John, king of England (1199-1216).
2.
New taxes.
3.
For a confirmation of this ratification and grant, see entry in C 61/95 . For a transcript of King John's charter dating to 29 March 1205, see Livre des Bouillons , Archives municipales de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, 1867), p.156, no.XLV. The name 'Gironde' was then used for the estuary as now but extended further along the course of the river Garonne as far upstream as La Réole . For further details, see Gilles le Bouvier called Héraut Berry c.1451 in his Le Livre de la description des pays , ed. E.-T. Hamy (Paris, 1908), p. 35.
179

11 June 1331 . Bernewell' Barnwell .

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony or his lieutenant to permit the Burdeg' men of Bordeaux to use and enjoy the liberties according to the content of the charter and letters. 1 .

180

23 June 1331 . Norwicum Norwich . For Juan Martin of Lena in Spain.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony that if Juan Martin of Leyna Lena of Ispannia Spain 1 is able to bring Gurney Thomas de Gournay , the king's enemy and traitor, whom he captured in Spain, to the city of Baiona Bayonne and deliver him to the mayor of that city, then he should pay to Martin or his attorney the 300 l.st. that the king granted him in recompense for the great expenses and labours that he has been put to in the capture, from the issues of the duchy, and the constable will have due allowance on his account. 2

1.
The reference to 'Spain' means the kingdom of Castile and León in this case.
2.
Thomas de Gournay was one of the men accused of the murder of Edward II.
180.1

24 June 1331 . Norwycum Norwich . 1

Juan Martin of Lena has similar letters for 500 m.st. .

The following have similar letters word for word:

180.2

23 June 1331 . Norwicum Norwich . For Ferandus Yvaines de Greynoun .

1.
It is written in the margin: 'Void because it has been returned'.
2.
It is written in the margin: 'Void because it has been returned'.
3.
This entry has been struck through.
181

30 June 1331 . Geywod Gaywood . For Doat-Amaniu de Bouglon.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to pay to Blugon' Doat-Amaniu de Bouglon, damoiseau , 120 l.t.parv. from the issues of the baylies of Sales Salles , Marinak' Mérignac and Aulas Le Las in Burdeleis Bordelais according to the tenor of the king's letters, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Bouglon has requested that the king would wish to grant to him that he is able to take the 120 l.t.parv. which the king previously granted to him for his life by his letters patent in compensation for the damages, labour and injuries that he suffered in the service of Edward II to be taken each year from the issues of the baylie of Chastel Amerous Castel-Amouroux , is able to taken from the issues of the baylies of Salles, Mérignac and Le Las because he has not been able to take any of this money from the baylie on account of various impediments of the French, and the king wishing to agree to the request for Bouglon's service, granted it. 1

182

5 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Master John de Hillesley.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that he should make payment to Master Hildesle, de John de Hillesley, king's clerk , whom the king is sending to Gascony for the expedition of certain business of the king, of his wages for the time that he resides in those parts until he returns to the king, just as the treasurer will advise him by his letters, and the constable will have due allowance in his account and the king ordered his treasurer to certify the constable on this matter as quickly as he is able. The treasurer has been ordered to certify the constable of this by his letters without delay.

By K.

183

Same as above For Arnaut de Montpezat.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Monte Pesato, de Arnaut de Montpezat for his wages, he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is owed from the issues of the duchy or by satisfaction elsewhere any order of the king's to the contrary notwithstanding, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Montpezat 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 companions for the time that they stood in the king's service in the wars in the duchy, and the king wishes to agree favourably to the request.

184

7 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Merlin de Benadez [Soubiran].

Grant to Benadez Subyran Merlin de Benadez Soubiran, king's valet , of 30 l.bord. to be taken each year for life from the emoluments in hand for the execution of the king's seal used for contracts in Burdeg' Bordeaux . The king, when he was earl of Chester and duke of the duchy 1 before he became king, had granted the same to Benadez Soubiran for his good service to be taken each year during pleasure, and now wishes to further reward Benadez Soubiran for his service.

By p.s.

1.
Between 1325 and 1327, the future Edward III held the duchy of Aquitaine.
185

5 July 1331 . Lincoln . For Robert de Lagrave.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having accounted with la Grave Robert de Lagrave of Burdeg' Bordeaux or his attorney for his wages and having viewed the letters patent that Lagrave claims to have in his possession relating to this, he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is owed from the issues of the duchy or by satisfaction elsewhere without delay, any order of the king's to the contrary previously directed to him notwithstanding; receiving from Lagrave the letters and his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Lately Lagrave requested by his petition exhibited before the king and his council that the king would wish to make payment to him of various sums of money in which the king is bound to him for his wages and for other reasons from the time that he stood in the king's service in Franc' France and elsewhere, as more fully appears in letters patent under the seal of the king's court of Gascony which Lagrave claims to have in his possession. The king ordered the constable that having accounted with Lagrave or his attorney for his wages, and having viewed the letters, he should make payment to him of what he found was due from the issues of the duchy or by satisfaction elsewhere without delay, but he has not done this at which the king greatly marvels. 1

1.
For related entries, see entry 33 entry in C 61/46 .
186

5 July 1331 . Lincoln . For Guilhem Thomas.

Confirmation to Thome Guilhem Thomas for his service to the king, of the grant made to Thomas by John de Haustede, seneschal of Gascony by his letters patent under the seal of the king's court of Gascony of the writing office of Agenesii judge-ordinary of Agenais with its emoluments and profits and other issues pertaining to it, holding the same during pleasure, Thomas having requested that the king would wish to approve the same.

By C.

187

6 July 1331 .

And it is ordered to the seneschal of Gascony and the judge-ordinary of Agenesium Agenais and each of them to permit Guilhem Thomas to hold the writing office of the office of the judge-ordinary of Agenais according to the tenor of the king's letters.

By C.

188

5 July 1331 . Nicole Lincoln . Concerning the examination of certain prises, seizures and detentions taken after the truce made between the late kings of France and England, and their restoration to their original condition.

[in French]

Letters of appointment of John Travers, canon of the church of Lichefeld Lichfield and Ildesle Master John de Hillesley, canon of the church of Cicestre Chichester to diligently accomplish in every particular the clause mentioned below of the agreement made between the king and the king of France with the two delegates appointed by this latter on this matter or one of them. They have to honestly report to the king what they have done and order according to the content of the said agreement and clause, and the king gives to them full power on these matters. The king ordered to all his Justices and subjects to obey them in all the things concerning this agreement and clause. A certain agreement has been previously made between the councillors, negotiators and proctors of Philip VI, king of France , the king's lord and cousin, namely Pierre Bertrand, Custoun bishop of Autun ; Andrea Ghini de Malpighi, Darraz bishop of Arras ; Jean de Vienne, Tirwan bishop of Thérouanne ; Pierre de Chastelux, abbot of Cluny ; Seynt Maure Guillaume de Sainte-Maure, chancellor of France ; Gui Baudet, clerk ; Raymond Saquet, clerk ; Miles X, Noiers lord of Noyers , kt ; Guillaume de Flote, Revele lord of Ravel , kt , and Coigners Pierre de Cugnières, kt , on one hand and the king's messengers and proctors, namely Adam Orleton, Wircestre bishop of Worcester ; William Ayermine, Norwiz bishop of Norwich ; Guillaume I, Henau count of Hainaut ; Henry de Percy ; Daudeleye Hugh d'Audley and Shordich' John de Shoreditch on the other. The king expressly ratified, approved and confirmed this agreement and among other things there is this clause: Item, on the lands and immovables took by the king of England, duke of Guyenne, his men, his subjects and obedients on the king of France, his men, his subjects and obedients since they submitted to the late king of France and the late Charles, count of Valois or another in the name of the king of France and the same is agreed for the lands and immovables took by the king of France, his men, his subjects and obedients on the king of England, duke of Guyenne, his men, his subjects and obedients, since and against the truces previously passed before le Reole la Réole , between the said Charles, count of Valois and Edmund of Woodstock, earl of Kent until the peace has been made between Charles IV, king of France and Edward II, king of England, duke of Guyenne, father of the king . It has been agreed that four people will be chosen, two by one part and two by the other, and they will fully inform themselves by any means they could have, in hearing the proctors of the said kings and those who wish to come who are concerned by the said takings, detentions and occupancies, who possessed and held the said occupied lands at the time of the said submission and at the time of the said truce, and when they have been taken, occupied and kept, and by whom and the circumstances of what happened. And everything they will find occupied on the king of France, his men, subjects, obedients, nobles and others after the said submission before or after the said truce until the time of the peace made between Charles IV and Edward II, the said four people or two will seize the issues in their hands for one part and the other, and they will keep them in their common hands, or they will deliver them to some people to hold them for the said parts. And the same is agreed for the king of England and duke of Guyenne, his men, subjects or obedients, nobles and others for the lands occupied between the period situated after the said truce and the said peace. And everything they will find that will be to return to the king of France, his men, subjects and obedients, nobles or others or to restore in the state they had before the submission, they will return and restore in their state. If not a just reason is shown by which the said things should not be restored, nor restored in their state. And the same if agreed for the king of England, duke of Guyenne, his men, subjects and obedients, at the time of the truce. And there was if any doubt or discord on these things or some of them for any reason they will report it under their seals with everything concerning this doubt and discord to the king of France for the days of the duchy of Guyenne to be held in the next Parlement 1 that will follow the said doubt and discord. And the parties will be summoned to these days of the said Parlement each time there will be doubt or discord and the king of France will do justice on these doubts and discords in his Parlement, his court being filled with six peers of France. And the four people will swear on the Holy Gospels that they will do well and loyally the aforesaid things without fraud and trouble for one party and the other. And if some of the four died or were prevented in another way by a rightful reason before the completion of this business, others will be put instead of those dead or prevented. 2

189

4 July 1331 . Nicole Lincoln . For certain quitclaims made to the king of France and the count of Alençon by the king of England concerning damage made in the castle and town of Saintes.

[in French]

Quitclaim by the king on his good will without any error of right or fact forever on all the damages made in the castle and town of Xanctes Saintes 1 on Philip VI, king of France , the king's cousin and the Dalenchon count of Alençon , 2 his brother, their men, their subjects and all who have or had business from them and their heirs and successors, and set free them forever. So, the king makes with them real and perpetual agreement never to ask nor claim anything for him or his heirs and successors, and he promises to Philip VI for him and his heirs and successors to keep firmly forever the articles of this agreement without breaking it or going against silently or explicitly in court nor outside, or to consent that someone else goes against, and in testimony of these things the king has made his letters patent under his seal. There appeared or risked to appear matter of discord and of problem between the king and Philip VI because this latter was bound to the king to redo or make redone the castle and town of Saintes which were again unjustly dismantled, burned and destroyed without reasonable cause by the count of Alençon, brother of the king of France, and the men and subjects of this latter. And the king of France was bound to return or restore, or make returned or restored, to the king and his men the said castle and town, all the furnishings which were inside when the men of the count of Alençon entered inside the said castle and town, and some of these furnishings were wasted and some others were taken by the men of the count of Alençon. And with that all the damages and loss that the king, his men and subjects have suffered and still suffered up to in the said castle and town, their appurtenances and appendances by the seizure, the occupancy, the keeping, the dismantling and destruction of them in their movables as well as their immovables and all other things, great or small, whatever they are. And because of that the king suggested several reasons by wich Philip VI and his men and subjects who had done these things ought to be bound to do. The men of the king of France asserted to the contrary that these castle and town had been duly dismantled for certain just reasons rightfully done by the count of Alençon, his men and subjects and the men and subjects of Philip VI because of several important misdeeds made by the men of the castle and town against the land of the king of France and his men and subjects, however the king of France strongly disliked of what had been done to the said castle and town in asserting that as soon as he heard what happened in the land of Xanctonge Saintonge , he had ordered to his brother the count of Alençon who was then in the regions of Saintonge to do nothing again against the men of the castle and town, but he and his men received these letters so late that they had already done to the said castle and town what was already been done. And they asserted that as soon as the count of Alençon received these letters, he stopped to do it. And on that several proposals were finally made on both sides to foster and keep good peace, good harmony and friendship between them, so it has been decided that: the king of France has accepted that the said castle and town be returned and delivered in their present situation but the king of France and the count of Alençon not to know the right and claims that the king, his men and his subjects have, could have or should have on the said causes. To obtain peace, an arrangement and concord Philip VI will give and will pay to the king 30,000 l.t. at one time at the next term of Easter. 3

1.
On the taking of Saintes by troops led by the count of Alençon, probably in February 1330, see See Sumption, J., Trial by Battle. The Hundred Years War I (London, 1990), p.112.
2.
Charles II de Valois , count of Alençon (d.1346).
3.
The original letters patent are in Archives Nationales (AN), J 655, no. 15. A contemporary copy of these letters patent is AN, J 655, no. 15 bis.
190

4 July 1331 . Sleford Sleaford . Concerning protection and safeguard.

To all and singular seneschals, constables, castellans, officers, prévôts, ministers and all other bayles and faithful subjects in the duchy.

Letters of protection granted to Burgario, de Guilhem de Brugère , and to Martin and Pey his brothers, their men, lands, things, rents and all their just possessions in the duchy, as the king wishing to show them favour has received them into his protection and safe-keeping. They are to be maintained, protected and defended from injury, disturbance, damage or harm, and amends should be made to them for any forfeitures that they have suffered without delay.

191

5 July 1331 . Nicole Lincoln . On the prejudice and despoliation of the king by a grant of the king's progenitors made to the chapter of the church of Saint-André of Bordeaux and for the supersession of the same.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony, that having obtained full advise with those of the king's council of those parts concerning the appropriation by the Burdeg' chapter of the church of Bordeaux 1 of the king's rights to the sea coast of Bocho, de Buch and of wrecks or rights of flotsam and jetsam ( naufrangium ) which they have taken by virtue of general gifts to the chapter by certain progenitors of the king, kings of England of a place called Leige Lège to the damage and harm of the king's officers in those parts, and in prejudice and contempt of the king and to his disinheritance and manifest loss, as has been related to the king, and if the seneschal finds that this is as related then he is to do what he considers is best to maintain the king's rights, and he is to compel the chapter to desist from inflicting the damage, injury and harm on the king or his officers or ministers.

1.
The chapter of the cathedral Saint-André of Bordeaux.
192

8 July 1331 . Lichefeld Lichfield . For Guilhem de Balard.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Balardo, de Guilhem de Balard for his wages and the price of horses he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere, any order previously directed to the constable by the king notwithstanding, and he will have due allowance in his account. Balard has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to him both for his wages and those of his company for the time that he stood in the service of Edward II and of the king in the wars in the duchy, and for restaur of horses lost in that service, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

By C.

193

10 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Pey de Martillac.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to permit Martillak' Pey de Martillac to hold the keepership of the Sanctus Macharius castle of Saint-Macaire and the baylie of the town of Saint-Macaire which the king has committed to him during pleasure by his letters patent, and he is not to be removed from the same without a special order of the king. 1

194

9 July 1331 . Lichefeld Lichfield . For Guilhem-Arnaut [de Villenave].

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the letters of the king's father, if he is able to find that Villa Nova Guilhem-Arnaut de Villenave, kt , is owed 111 l. 13 s. 4 d.ch. then he is to pay the same to Villenave or his proctor or attorney from the issues of the duchy; receiving from Villenave or his proctor or attorney the letters of the king's father, and letters patent of Villenave attesting receipt of the money, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Villenave has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of the sum of 111 l. 13 s. 4 d.ch. which Edward II ordered by his letters patent to the then constable of Bordeaux to pay to Villenave from the issues of the duchy, which sum is the arrears of that 500 l.ch. which Edward I granted to Villenave by his letters patent, since returned into the chancery of Edward II to be cancelled, to be taken by Villenave for his maintenance from the Exchequer of England until he recovered his land and tenements which were taken into the hands of the king of France on the occasion of the war between the king's grandfather and the then king of France , 1 just as is shown in the account made with Villenave by John de Sandale by the order of the king's father, just as more fully appears by the letters patent of the king's father that Villenave has in his possession, Villenave having not received satisfaction for the same, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

1.
Philip the Fair, king of France (1285-1314).
195

15 July 1331 . Lincoln . For the removal of inadequate castellans and other officers and their replacement with others.

Commission of Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony and John Travers, constable of Bordeaux of power to inquire of the conduct of seneschals, castellans, constables, baylies and other officers of the king both in the duchy and in the king's other lands there, and to remove all those that they find inadequate or unsuitable, and replace them with suitable people, and also to remove those of the king's council whom they find unsuitable or suspect, and to provide others, retaining those of the council whom they find prudent, just as they consider appropriate for the king's honour and advantage; with an order that all and singular of the king's subjects should obey and be attendant on Ingham and Travers on this matter.

By K.

196

18 July 1331 . Lincoln . For Gui-Nicolau de Coutron.

Grant to Coutrone, de Gui-Nicolau de Coutron of the office of Burdeg' assay of the king's money in Bordeaux , holding the same as long as he conducts himself well and faithfully in the office, receiving in the office what others who have held this office were accustomed to receive. 1

By p.s.

1.
See the related entries entry 359 entry entry in C 61/44
197

Same as above

And it is ordered to the constable of Bordeaux to deliver to Coutrone, de Gui-Nicolau de Coutron the office of assay according to the content of the said king's letters.

Concerning the commitment of the keepership of the castle of Bordeaux and of the office of constable of Bordeaux.

198

29 June 1331 . Geywod Gaywood .

Appointment at pleasure of John Travers, clerk as keeper of the castle of Burdegal' Bordeaux and as constable of Bordeaux with all that pertains to that office, so that he should answer to the king for the issues of that office and receiving the customary fee for the same.

By K.

199

1 July 1331 . Geywod Gaywood .

And it is ordered to Master Galicien Pey de Galician, late constable of Bordeaux , to deliver to John Travers by indenture made between them, the office of keeper of the castle of Bordeaux and the office of constable of Bordeaux with the keys, rolls, papers, memoranda and all other things that pertain to those offices.

By K.

200

Same as above

By K.

201

29 June 1331 . Geywod Gaywood .

Letters of intendancy to all the faithful men and subjects of the king in favour of John Travers as constable of Bordeaux in all things that pertain to his office.

By K.

202

Same as above

And it is ordered to the Xancton' seneschal of Saintonge , the Agenn' treasurer of Agenais and all the other bayles of the duchy of Aquitaine to render final account to the constable of Bordeaux of what they have received from all their baylies and in which they are bound to the king from the time that they received their offices for which they have not previously rendered a final account.

By K.

203

6 July 1331 . Lincoln .

Appointment at pleasure of John Travers, clerk as keeper of the castle of Burdeg' Bordeaux and the king's tower there with all that pertains to that office, so that he should answer to the king for the issues and emoluments of that office at the exchequer, any commissions previously made notwithstanding.

By K.

204

6 July 1331 . Lincoln . For the auditing of the accounts of all and singular bayles in the duchy of Aquitaine.

To all and singular seneschals, constables, castellans, officers, prévôts, ministers and all bayles and faithful subjects in the duchy.

Letters of intendancy in favour of John Travers, king's clerk , constable of Bordeaux whom the king has assigned to receive and audit the accounts of all and singular bayles in the duchy and in the king's other lands in those parts who bound to render their accounts to the king, and to do all that pertains to those accounts, and also to levy the arrears and debts for the king's use both for times past and future as long as Travers is in office, excepting those who are exempted from rendering their account to the constable of Bordeaux.

By K.

205

6 July 1331 . Lincoln . Concerning the view of the account of John Travers, late constable of Bordeaux.

Commission to Durandi Ramon Durand, seneschal of the Landes and Master Jurdan Austen Jourdain to view the account of John Travers from the time he was the constable of Bordeaux of Edward II and receiver and keeper of the treasury of Edward II and other foreign issues, and also of liveries and disbursements made by him, and of reasonable allowances to be made to him for those disbursements and liveries, and of all other matters that pertain to that view of account. And the king orders them that having made the view of account, and all other things concerning this, they should send certification of the result of the view of account and of all that they have done to the king under their seals together with this writ. The king has ordered Travers to obey and attend upon them on this matter.

By K.

206

5 July 1331 . Lincoln . Concerning the making of certain payments and disbursements in the duchy of Aquitaine.

Order to John Travers, king's clerk , constable of Bordeaux that by the counsel and advice of the seneschal of Gascony he should make payments and disbursements which it is necessary to make for the king's honour and advantage, and for the defence of his rights, and he will receive due allowance in his account.

By K.

207

6 July 1331 . Lincoln . For the enclosure of the castle of Saintes and its suburb.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that he cause the Seintes castle of Saintes and its suburbs to be surveyed, and enclosed as he considers expedient, and causes the same to be safely kept, until the king ordains otherwise, the walls of the same having been destroyed and for the most part demolished by the people of the king of France. The constable is to have due allowance in his accounts for the costs that he is put to in the same.

By K.

208

Same as above For the commitment of the custody of the prévôté of the Ombrière of Bordeaux to an Englishman.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to commit the keepership of the Umbraria, Burdeg' Ombrière of Bordeaux to some suitable Englishman who will answer to the king for the issues and emoluments of the same by the hands of the constable, just as others who have held that keepership have been accustomed to answer, any other commission previously made to this office notwithstanding.

By K.

209

5 July 1331 . Nicole Lincoln . Concerning the proclamation in the duchy of Aquitaine of the agreement made between the kings of France and England.

[in French]

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to cause the agreement recently made between Philip VI, king of France , the king's cousin and the king, and which the king sent to them sealed under his great seal, to be proclaimed throughout the duchy and in all the places that they consider it necessary, and they are to see that it is enforced in all points except the three articles that the king of France has agreed to change just as is more fully contained in the letters sealed under the privy seal which the king has sent them.

By K.

210

5 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Master Robert de Lagrave, clerk.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having viewed the account made with Casa, de Galhart de Lacaze, late councillor of Edward II and the letters of order of Ralph Basset, then seneschal of Gascony Edward II , and also the letters of the king's seneschal, if he is able to find that the claims of Master Grava, de Robert de Lagrave, clerk , for the residue of the sums due to Lacaze are true, then having accounted with Lagrave for the residue of the payments, then he should make payment to Lagrave of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or by satisfaction elsewhere without delay, any order of the king's to the contrary previously directed to him notwithstanding; receiving from Lagrave the letters and his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Lately Lagrave requested that the king would wish to make payment to him of the residue of the sum of 248 l. 13 s. 12 d. which Edward II, late king of England, the king's father was bound to Lacaze both for his fee as councillor and for various expenses incurred by Lacaze around the expedition of certain of the king's father's business, just as more fully appears by the account made by Lymbergh' Adam de Limber , late constable of Bordeaux of Edward II, with Lacaze by the order of Basset, of which sum Lacaze was partially satisfied, and the remainder of which he granted to Lagrave just as more fully appears by the letters patent of John de Haustede , seneschal of Gascony, which Lagrave claims to have in his possession. The king ordered the constable who then was that having viewed the account made with Lacaze made by the order of Basset, and also the letters of the seneschal, if he found the premises to be true, then he should account with Lagrave for the residue, and make payment or to him of what he found was due from the issues of the duchy or by satisfaction elsewhere, but he has not done this at which the king greatly marvels.

For the payment of wages.

211

8 July 1331 . Lichefeld' Lichfield .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bills that Guilhem de Berrenys 1 has in his possession concerning various sums due to him for his wages and his restaur of horses, he should make payment of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere any previous mandate of the king to the contrary, directed to the constable notwithstanding; receiving from Berrenys the bills, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Berrenys 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 from the time that he stood in the service of Edward II and of the current king in the wars in the duchy, and for restaur of his horses lost in that service, and for various other causes just as appears in various bills of the constable of Bordeaux which he claims to have in his possession, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

By C.

1.
Possibly a corruption of one of the placenames named 'Bériès' (dép. Landes and in Béarn).
212

Same as above

Order to the same to make payment to Monte Calvo, de Pey de Moncaut as above. Moncaut has requested payment to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to him both for his wages and those of his company from the time that he stood etc., and for the restaur of his horses lost in the king's service just as more fully appears in various bills etc. as above.

By C.

The following have similar letters of the king:

213

13 July 1331 . Lincoln . For Master Hélias de Pommiers.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having accounted with Master Pomeriis, de Hélias de Pommiers, king's councillor in the duchy , for the arrears of his pension, he should make payment to him or a suitable assignment elsewhere of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy, any mandate of the king to the contrary previously directed to the constable notwithstanding, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Pommiers has requested that the king will wish to make livery to him of the various sums of money that the king is bound to him for the arrears of the pension which was to be taken annually from the king, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

By C.

214

9 July 1331 . Lichefeld' Lichfield . For Arnaut-Guilhem, son and heir of Bertholomiu de Dax. 1

Order to the same that having viewed the letters patent of Edward I concerning the grant of money and the payment of the 167 l. 8 s. 4 d.ch. residue of the same to Bertholomiu de Dax , now deceased, and if the constable is able to find that the sum is in arrears, then he should make payment of the sum to Arnaut-Guilhem [de Dax] , son and heir of Bertholomiu de Dax or his proctor or attorney from the issues of the duchy; receiving from Arnaut-Guilhem or his proctor or attorney the letters of the king's grandfather and the letters patent of Arnaut-Guilhem attesting to the receipt of the same 167 l. 8 s. 4 d.ch. , and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. The king's grandfather, by his letters patent, ordered the then constable of Bordeaux that he should make payment to Bertholomiu de Dax or his attorney or proctor of the 167 l. 8 s. 4 d.ch. which the arrears of that 75l.ch. annuity which the king's grandfather had granted to Dax, by his letters patent, to be taken at the English exchequer for his sustenance, until Dax recovered his land and tenements which had been taken into the king of France's hands on account of the war between the king's grandfather and the king of France , just as appears by the account made with Dax by John de Sandale , by order of the king's grandfather, just as more fully appears by those letters patent. Arnaut-Guilhem has requested that, since neither Bertholomiu de Dax while he lived, nor Arnaut-Guilhem nor anyone else in Dax's name have received satisfaction for the 167 l. 8 s. 4 d.ch. , that the king would wish to order payment of the same, and the king wishes to agree to the request. 2

1.
The marginal heading records Arnaut-Guilhem as 'brother and heir of Bertholomiu Dax', but the text of the entry clearly makes him 'son and heir'.
2.
TNA, SC 8/281/14012 is maybe the petition of Arnaut-Guilhem de Dax behind this entry. There he requested the king to have paid the wages of his father Bertholomiu de Dax.

Concerning the building of certain fortalices.

215

13 July 1331 . Lincoln .

Licence granted to Bodak', de Bertran Dubédat that he or his heirs are able to build in stone and crenellate a fortified house or fortalice in his land within the Cursano, de parish of Cursan , and once built to hold the same to him and his heirs without any impediment of the king, his heirs, or his seneschal or those of his heirs. 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 in times of war and peace. 1

By K.

The following have similar letters mutatis mutandis :

217.1

Same as above

Ayquem Andron of Burdeg' Bordeaux to build a maison forte or fortalice in the Lensak' parish of Lansac , 2 , etc. as above;

215.4

Same as above

By K.

1.
A branch of the Dubédat (or du Bédat) family was based in Cursan as is shown in Archives Historiques de la Gironde (AHG), 21, p. 164 (1346), p. 357 (1356) and p. 627 (1361).
2.
It is the castle which was named le Castelot rebuilt after 1491 because it had been destroyed during the last years of the Hundred Years War. See 'Lettres patentes concernant la confiscation et la restitution des biens de Mondot de Lansac et la reconstruction des châteaux de Lansac et de Corbiac', ed. P. Roudié, Bulletin et mémoires de la Société archéologique de Bordeaux , LXVI (1972), pp. 29-33. It is known since the 18th century as Château Tours de Broglie (com. Lansac, arr. Blaye, dép. Gironde). Two ruined towers of this fortalice still exist in the commune of Lansac.
3.
The commune of Cenon was previously covered with many cypress trees, hence this name of 'Cypressat'. There is now a public park in Cenon called Cypressat.
4.
This fortalice was probably situated at the place of l'Espellet situated in the commune of Nérigean (dép. Gironde).
5.
A branch of the Dubédat (or du Bédat) family was based in Saint-Germain-du-Puch as is shown in Archives Historiques de la Gironde (AHG), XXI, p. 627 (1361) and AHG XXII, p. 276 (1378).
216

15 July 1331 . Lincoln . For Gaubert de Beauville.

Letter of request to Amaniu [de Fargues], Agenn' bishop of Agen , that he will admit Bonis Villa Gaubert de Beauville, king's clerk to the churches of Grande Castrum Saint-Seurin of Puymirol and Beata Maria Notre-Dame of Puymirol in his diocese according to the power and effect of the presentation made by Bonis Villa, de Arnaut de Beauville, captain and bayle of the king's Grandis Castri, de castle of Puymirol or by his proctor, any other presentation or provision to those churches made by whomsoever notwithstanding. Lately, when the churches were vacant, Arnaut de Beauville presented Gaubert de Beauville to them in the king's name, the king being the patron of those churches. However the king, being ignorant of the presentation, presented Gaubert de Beauville to the same churches again by his letters patent under the great seal, and requested that the bishop admit him to the same. For certain reasons, the king now accepts and approves the presentation of the bayle.

217

15 July 1331 . Lincoln . For Jean de Montendre.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to appoint Mountaundr' Jean de Montendre, king's valet , for his great service to Edward II and for his past and future service to the current king in the duchy, to some office or baylie wherever it is possible for him to hold one from the king in the duchy, and assigning the wages of a man-at-arms in the king's name, to be taken each day until the king ordains otherwise for his status.

By K. and C.

218

5 July 1331 . Lincoln . For surveying of the castles and of the armaments in them.

To all and singular seneschals, constables, castellans, officers, bayles and all his other ministers and faithful subjects.

Letters of intendancy in favour of John Travers, constable of Bordeaux and Master Hildesle John de Hillesley whom the king has assigned to survey all the king's castles in the duchy, and of the defects in the same and of the garrison, armaments, crossbows, engines, victuals and other things in the castles, and also to inquire by all ways and means that they consider expedient of the carrying away of armaments, crossbows, engines, victuals and other things, what, in what way, and by whom they were taken, at what time, by what right and manner, and into whose hands they have now come, and to whether they can be returned to where they were taken without making offence, and to send certification on this and other things that they have done to the king.

By K.

Concerning the certification of the king of the damages sustained by various men because of the French.

219

18 July 1331 . Lincoln .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that having obtained fuller information of the damages and injuries sustained by Moncau Pey de Moncaut in the wars of the king and his father, they should send certification of what they find to the king under the king's seal used in the duchy so that the king is able to consider what further can be done. Moncaut has requested that the king will make some remuneration to him in recompense for the damage and harm that he and his men have sustained because he adhered to Edward II and to the current king during the wars against the French, he being placed in peril, and the king, wishing to agree to the request, wishes to be better informed of the damages and harm suffered by Moncaut.

By C.

The following have similar letters:

Appointment of the seneschal of Aquitaine.

222

29 June 1331 . Gaywode Gaywood .

Order to all and singular prelates, comtes, vicomtes, barons, knights, free tenants, seneschals, mayors, jurats, consuls, whole communities, constables, castellans, prévôts, receivers of issues, bayles and faithful men of the duchy and others that they obey, answer and faithfully attend on Oliver de Ingham to whom the king has committed the office and government of the seneschalcy of the duchy with all that pertains to that office, during pleasure.

By K.

223

Same as above

Order to John de Haustede to deliver the office and government of the seneschalcy of Gascony with all that pertains to it to Oliver de Ingham .

By K.

224

15 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to pay by his hands, or by his order, the wages of 2,000 l.t. to Oliver de Ingham , to whom the king has granted the office of seneschal of Gascony during pleasure, and his expenses when Haustede will be outside the seneschalcy, at the king's parliament, the court of the king of France or elsewhere on the king's business. When Ingham is outside the duchy on these occasions, the constable is to pay the wages of the seneschal to his lieutenant; for which the constable will receive due allowance in his account. The constable is to commence payment when Ingham takes up the office.

By K.

225

16 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Oliver de Ingham.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to pay from the issues of the duchy to Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony , 200 l.st. of the 400 l.st. the king granted him beyond his fee in help of his expenses in this office, on which he has been paid 200 l.st. from the king's treasure at his exchequer, receiving from him his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By K.

226

18 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Lamberto Tibaldi.

Letters of protection granted until 19 April 1332 to Theobalduch' Lamberto Tibaldi of Florenc' Florence being in Paris and returning toward the regions of the duchy to render his account from the time he was Burdeg' collector of the great custom of Bordeaux when Master Galiciano, de Pey de Galician, clerk , was constable of Bordeaux. Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux and all the other officers in the duchy to maintain, protect and defend Tibaldi from injury and violence when he comes to the regions of the duchy and stays there, and amends should be made to him for any forfeitures that he has suffered without delay.

227

17 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Milet, lord of Bouilh.

Licence granted to Milet [du Bouilh], Boleo, de lord of Bouilh that he or his heirs may be able to build in stone and crenellate a fortified house or fortalice in his land situated within the castellany of Burgh Bourg in the parish of Sancti Gervasii Saint-Gervais , 1 and once built to hold the same to him and his heirs without any impediments of the king, his heirs and their ministers. Proviso that the house 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 or peace. 2

By K.

1.
It is the medieval fortalice 'du Bouilh' which antedated the current 18th century castle of Bouilh . It is now situated in the commune of Saint-André-de-Cubzac (arr. Blaye, dép. Gironde) and not in the nearby commune of Saint-Gervais (arr. Blaye, dép. Gironde), but it was previously situated within the parish of Saint-Gervais.
2.
For an almost similar entry, see entry 43 .
228

Same as above . For Gombaut du Mas.

Similar letters to Manso, de Gombaut du Mas 1 of a similar fortalice to build in his land situated in the Sancti Gervasii parish of Saint-Gervais . 2

By K.

1.
It is written in the title of the margin and in the entry Coumbaldus which is obviously a mistake for Gombaldus .
2.
This is the fortalice behind the 'Château du Mas', a winery recently renamed 'Château du Mass' (com. Saint-Gervais, arr. Blaye, dép. Gironde).
229

18 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Guilhem d'Augerac.

To all and singular seneschals, constables, castellans, officers, prévôts, ministers and all bayles and faithful subjects in the duchy. Letters of pardon to Daugerak' Guilhem d'Augerac , because of his good service to Edward II and the king in the wars of the duchy, for the breach of the king's peace by the death of Darmaignak' Fortaner d'Armagnac previously killed, a murder for which he has been accused, and also of the banishment proclaimed at this occasion, as long as he stands trial in the king's court of Gascony if anyone should wish to speak against him for this death. 1

By K.

1.
In TNA, SC 8/292/14589, Guilhem de Galard , 'esquire of Gascony' spoke up for Guilhem d'Augerac to be pardoned of the death of Fortaner d'Armagnac for which he is accused 'since the beginning of the war of Gascony' and has been banished of Agenais by the officers of Edward II.
230

Same as above. For Bertran de Beaumont.

Similar letters of pardon to Bon Mount Bertran de Beaumont for the death of Manhaut Ot de Magnaut , previously killed, etc. as above. 1

By K.

1.
TNA, SC 8/293/14609 is the petition of Bertran de Beaumont behind this entry. There Beaumont, calling himself as 'esquire of Gascony', complained that he was accused of the death of Ot de Magnaut for eight years while he was innocent, so he requested the king to pardon him and inform his officers of Agenais and elsewhere.

Payment of wages.

231

20 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Caumount Guiscart de Caumont , Speleta Arnaut d'Espelette and Bédat, de Bernat Dubédat for their wages, he should make payment to them of what he is able to find is owed from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine or find another satisfaction, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Caumont, Espelette and Bédat have requested that the king will wish to make payment to them of various sums of money that the king is bound to them for their wages for the time they stood in the service of Edward II and the king in the wars in the duchy, and the king wishes favourably to agree to the request.

By C.

The following have similar letters:

231.1

Same as above

Puche, de Arnaut Dupuch , for his wages and the restaur of his horses lost in this service, etc. as above;

231.2

Same as above

Gawaldyn Huc de Gavaudun, kt , for his wages and those of his company as well as the restaur of his horses lost in this service, etc. as above;

231.3

Same as above

la Brett' Bérart [I] d'Albret for his wages and those of his company as well as the restaur of his horses lost in this service, etc. as above;

232

18 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln .

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having accounted with Guilhem-Amaniu de Madaillan, Roasano, de lord of Rauzan and Pey de Gensac for their wages and restaur of horses, he should make payment to them of what he is able to find is owed from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine or find another satisfaction, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Rauzan and Gensac have requested by their petition before the king and the council that the king will wish to make payment to them of various sums of money that the king is bound to them for their wages and restaur of horses for the time they stood in the service of the king in the war of Gascony that broke out between the king and the king of France.

By C.

233

19 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . Purveyance of wines

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant, as Arnaut Micol, the king's butler has been put in charge by the king and his council of various purveyances of wines in the regions of the duchy for the provisions of the king's household, to pay to Micol or his attorney on this matter 1,000 l.st. from the issues of the duchy for the purveyance of the bought wines, any previous king's order in contrary notwithstanding, and receiving from Micol the said bill and his letters of acquittances at the reception of the money. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By K.

234

19 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Hélias Séguin.

Confirmation as long as he behaves well and faithfully in this office, of the commitment made by John de Haustede , seneschal of the duchy, by his letters patent under the seal of the court of Gascony of the office of general serjeant in all the duchy to Hélias Audoin with power to , arrest, seize, adjourn and all other things pertaining to this office.

235

18 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Doat-Amaniu [de Bouglon].

Order to the constable of Bordeaux and the other king's officers in the duchy to permit Doatus Amanevi Doat-Amaniu [de Bouglon] to enjoy the liberties, free customs, privileges and status that the Burdeg' burgesses of the city of Bordeaux have, according to the king's letters patent which granted to Doat-Amaniu, because of the good service he did to the king and will do, that he has, enjoy and use the said liberties, free customs, privileges and status 1 .

236

15 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Merlin de Benadez Soubiran.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, as the king when he was count of Chester and duke of Aquitaine before he governed the kingdom of England granted to Bendadez Subiran Merlin de Benadez Soubiran, king's valet , for his good service 30 l.bord. to have and receive per annum at pleasure on the emoluments on the execution of the seal used at contracts in Burdeg' Bordeaux and then extended this grant for life as it is shown by the king's letters patent; to pay to Benadez Soubiran the arrears of these 30 l.bord. if there are any on the said emoluments. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By p.s.

237

20 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For the payment of a certain sum of money on the purveyance of wines.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant to have information on the sum paid to Arnaut Micol, king's servant , as on 30 March 1331 the king ordered the then constable to pay to Micol or his attorney 1,000 l.st. from the issues of the duchy for the purveyances of wines made for by him for the king's service and the majority of this sum remains to be paid up to in delay of the said purveyances, as Micol informed the king; and pay to Micol what is owed of this sum, any previous contrary king's order to the contrary notwithstanding, receiving Micol's letters patent at the reception of the money. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By K.

238

24 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Bertran Caillau.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the account and the bills mentioned below he should make payment to Caillou Bertran Caillau of what he is able to find is owed from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine or find another satisfaction, receiving from Caillau the said bills and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Caillau 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 allocated to him at the time he was banished from the kingdom of France as it is shown by the account made with Caillau and the bills he owns, and the king wishes to favourably agree to the request.

By C.

239

22 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . In order to repair the defects of the castle of Saujon.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants to have information on the defects of the Sagio castle of Saujon , as the king learned that this castle is ruined and in great need to be repaired, and to make the necessary repairs. The constable will have due allowance of the costs of the repairs in his account.

By K.

240

20 July 1331 . Linc' Lincoln . For Guilhem-Sans II, lord of Pommiers.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having viewed the mandate mentioned below and having taken information on the payment owed to Guilhem-Sans II, Pomeres, de lord of Pommiers , he should make payment to him of what he is able to find is owed from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine receiving his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Pommiers has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of what is owed of the 80 l.st. the king granted to him in order to receive the chivalry from the king in help to maintain his status and the king ordered the then constable of Bordeaux to pay him this sum.

241

29 June 1331 . Gaywode Gaywood . In order to repair the castle of Montendre.

Order to John Travers, constable of Bordeaux, king's clerk to do from the issues of the duchy with the advice of the king's council in the duchy the necessary repairs of the houses, bridges, walls and towers of the Mountandre castle of Montendre that are needed. The constable will have due allowance of the costs of the repairs in his account.

242

15 July 1331 . Lincoln' Lincoln . For Arnaut-Guilhem de Grissac.

Licence granted to Gressaco, de Arnaut-Guilhem de Grissac that he or his heirs may be able to build in stone and crenellate a fortified house or fortalice in his land situated within the Casales parish of Cazelles , 1 and once built to hold the same to him and his heirs without any impediments of the king, his heirs and their officers. Proviso that the house 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 or peace.

1.
This fortalice was situated nearby the site of the current seventeenth century château de Grissac (com. Prignac-et-Marcamps, arr. Blaye, dép. Gironde) where there is still the remains of two medieval round towers.
243

20 August 1331 . Bedeford Bedford . For the merchants of the Bardi society of Florence.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to pay to Forcetti Dino Forzetti , Barde, de Bartolomeo de Bardi , Reyneri Petro Rinieri and their companions, merchants of the Bardi society of Florencia Florence to which the king has allocated by various of his letters patent the 2,000 m. that the king previously sent to the parts of Gascony to Par Richard de Parr, clerk , for some king's business, to whom the king ordered by various briefs to deliver this sum in his custody to the same merchants, or one of them, or their proctors or attorneys or one of them they would depute to that by their letters patent, and Parr by virtue of the king's mandates paid to the said merchants 1100 m. and these latter claim that 900 m. is still remaining, with the result that the king ordered to Parr by another brief, if the said 900 m. were not yet satisfied, to pay them from this sum of money or other sums of money in his custody; if Parr does not have this sum of money in his custody and cannot satisfy the said merchants of the said sum as he ought to, to pay without delay what is owed of this sum from the issues of the duchy, receiving from the merchants, or one of them, or their proctors or attorneys or one of them their letters patent attesting receipt of the money and the king's letters. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By p.s.

244

8 September 1331 . Castelton' Castleton . In order to obey the deputies of the butler on the purveyance of wines.

Order to each and singular seneschals, constables, castellans, officers, prévôts, bayles, ministers and all king's liege men in the duchy, as Pey Micol , Guilhem-Arnaut Torcher and la Routure Guilhem de Larrouture , attorneys of Arnaut Micol, king's butler and servant were put in charge by this latter of various purveyances of wines in the duchy for the provisions of the king's household and to bring them to the king in Anglia England ; to help them in the purveyances of these wines and their bringing by land and sea as many times as they are requested on behalf of the king by Arnaut Micol's attorneys.

245

2 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . Commitment of the keepership of the castle of Blaye.

Commitment for three full years next following from the making of these to John Travers, king's clerk , of the keepership of the castle of Blaye and its prévôté, rendering to the king per annum by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux the true value of the castle and prévôté.

By K.

246

Same as above

And it is ordered to Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony , to deliver by indenture made between them to the same John Travers the same castle and prévôté with its appurtenances together with the weapons, victuals and other things being in this castle in his keepership.

By K.

247

1 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Arnaut de Durfort.

Order to John de Weston , former constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the account made with Duro Forti Arnaut [II] de Durfort, kt , before him when he was constable of Bordeaux and having taken information of the damages and injuries Durfort suffered because of his payment in weak money, to make a bill under his seal of what remains to be paid in good money current in Bordelais. Certain wages and fees were owed to him for the good service he did towards Edward II and the king during the last war of Gascony, from the time he was in Edward II's service in Penna in Agenes' Penne-d'Agenais and others places in the duchy at the beginning of the war until the time he was banished from the duchy, and for the expenses made for works in the same town of Penne-d'Agenais for the king's castle of Castrum Galhardi Castelgaillard and the motte of Pellisert Pélicier for the service of Edward II and the king; service towards the king for which, by the form of the peace made between the king and the king of France he was banished from the kingdom of France, these wages being allocated to him to be received during the banishment, but these wages were accounted in weak money with the constable of Bordeaux and Durfort requested the king to pay him in good money then current in Burdeg' Bordelais . The king ordered the then constable of Bordeaux to account with Durfort and make payment to him in good money of what he is able to find is owed from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine as quickly as he is able.

Commitment of the office of mayor of Bordeaux.

248

8 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster .

Appointment at pleasure of Sancto Phileberto, de John de Saint-Philibert of the office of Burdeg' mayor of the city of Bordeaux under the same conditions enjoyed by the other mayors of this city having this office used to enjoy, taking in this office the customary fee.

By K.

249

Same as above

And it is ordered to the jurats, good men and all the community of Bordeaux to obey as customary to John de Saint-Philibert as long as he is mayor.

By K.

250

9 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For John de Saint-Philibert.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to pay to Sancto Phileberto John de Saint-Philibert , who has been appointed by the king Burdeg' mayor of the city of Bordeaux and whose the king granted 100 m. for his expenses in coming into the regions of the duchy and living there, to pay him 60 m. of this sum from the issues of the duchy. The constable will have due allowance in his account, the remaining 40 m. having been paid to him on the king's treasure.

By K.

251

14 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Austen Jourdan.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux, as the king granted when he was in the parts of Francia France to Master Jordan Austen Jourdan, clerk , for the good services he did in the regions of the duchy to Edward II and the king 300 l.t. ; to pay to Jourdan from the issues of the duchy the said sum or its value in other money, receiving from him his letters of acquittance. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By p.s.

252

13 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For John de Saint-Philibert.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to pay 24 l. to Sancto Phileberto, de John de Saint-Philibert from the issues of the duchy receiving from him his letters of acquittance by which the constable can have due allowance in his account, and the bills mentioned below. Saint-Philibert has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of 12 l. for the restaur of one horse previously lost in the service of Edward II and of 12 l. for his fee and his garments, as it is shown by various bills of Edward II's wardrobe Saint-Philibert owns.

By K.

253

22 October 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . On the purveyance of the wines for the provisions of the king's household brought in England without custom.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux, as Pey Micol , Guilhem-Arnaut Torcher and la Roture Guilhem de Larrouture , attorneys of Arnaut Micol, king's butler and servant were put in charge by the latter of various purveyances of wines in the duchy for the provisions of the king's household and to bring them to the king in Anglia England ; to permit them to buy this wine in the Burdeg' port of Bordeaux without the payment of any any customs and maltots on it, load it and bring it to the king in England.

254

16 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Bernat [de Liposse], bishop of Dax.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony that having called before him the members of the king's council of those parts who ought to be called and having obtained by any means fuller information to learn if the king can grant the request of Bernat [de Liposse], bishop of Dax , 1 without any damage and prejudice, and the true annual value of the king's suzerainty over some bishop's men situated within the Aquen' prévôté of Dax , he should send certification of what he finds to the king under his seal. Bernat [de Liposse], bishop of Dax, has requested that the king, as he has in every way the jurisdiction on certain of his men or feudal tenants living within the prévôté of Dax and the jurisdiction of the prévôts of Dax, excepting the suzerainty owed by the king, the value of this not exceeding the annual sum of 40 s.st. , and several of these men have been arrested and put in prison by the said prévôts arbitrarily and without serious reason until they paid a fine for their release. So, the said prévôts extort from the prisoners various sums of money on the pretext of various disputes and discords and other damages that were raised frequently between the said bishop and the prévôts of the said place, and these latter greatly annihilated the goods and the holdings of the said men; to grant in perpetuity to the said bishop the said suzerainty to him and his successors bishops of Dax to be held from the king and his successors under a certain annual service the king will decide.

By p.s.

1.
On this bishop see Sénac, R.-A., 'Des évêques de Dax du XIVe siècle nommés Bernard: questions prosopographiques', Bulletin de la société de Borda , 113 (1988), p.115-126. Bernat de Liposse was nephew of Cardinal Guilhem-Peyre de Godin (d.1336) of Bayonne.
255

Same as above For Bertholomiu de Beyries of Bayonne. .

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to call those of the council of the duchy that ought to be called and fully inform himself on the matter explained below and send to the king this information under his seal, the king seeing in the future with his council what to do on this matter. Beiryes Bertholomiu de Beyries 1 of Bayonne has requested that the king will wish to grant to Beyries all the right and the high and low justice that the king has on a certain place called Beryndos Brindos 2 situated within the Sancti Leonis, de parish of Saint-Léon next to Bayonne where the king owns seventeen houses, in another place called Usucarrem with seven houses and in a third place called Baleyson Balichon 3 with fifteen houses for the labourers, to have and hold forever him and his heirs, doing to the king and his heirs the annual service the king ordered. Beyries asserts that these places are contiguous and their annual issues, excepting the fines, do not exceed the annual sum of 40 s.st. . The king wants to know if this grant can be done without his damage and prejudice and the true annual value of these places.

By p.s.

1.
There is a suburb named 'Beyris' in Bayonne and also a street named of the 'Petit Beyries'. Furthermore a commmune called Beyries exists. He was a nephew of Cardinal Guilhem-Peyre de Godin (d.1336) of Bayonne.
2.
There is now a suburb called 'Brindos' in Anglet.
3.
There is now a suburb called 'Balichon' in Bayonne.
256

Same as above Concerning Protection and safeguard.

To all and singular seneschals, constables, castellans, officers, prévôts, ministers and all bayles and faithful subjects in the duchy.

Letters of protection granted at pleasure to Bernat [de Liposse], Aquen' bishop of Dax , his men, lands, things, rents and all possessions in the duchy, as the king, wishing to show him favour, has received him into his protection and safe-keeping. He is to be maintained, protected and defended from injury and violence, and amends should be made to him without delay for any forfeitures that they have suffered.

257

16 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Bertran Barasc.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux, as the king has retained on 16 September 1329 1 at the request of Triano, de Huga de Trian, sister of the Pope John XXII , 2 Berask Bertran Barasc, of the dioc' de Cahurst diocese of Cahors , 3 as a member of his household, to stay in his service as a serjeant-at-arms during pleasure, to receive robes yearly of the suit of the squires of the household and the wages of a serjeant-at-arms of the household, and as the king granted to the same to receive these robes yearly from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine until the king ordains otherwise for his status as more fully appears in the king's letters patent; to pay from the issues of the duchy to the same Barasc what is owed of his robes and wages from 16 September 1329, and also the same yearly robes and wages until he receives another mandate of the king on that. The constable will have due allowance in his account.

By p.s.

1.
See Calendar of the Patent Rolls (CPR), 1327-1330, p.443-444.
2.
Huga Duèze, sister of Jacmes Duèze/John XXII was married to Guilhem de Trian, burgess of Cahors .
3.
See on the Barasc family (from Quercy): http://www.archives.quercy.net/qmedieval/histoire/articles/barasc/barasc.html and http://www.archives.quercy.net/qmedieval/histoire/monog_albe/beduer.html
258

16 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For the same.

Grant to Bertran Barasc to receive robes and wages yearly from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine until the king ordains otherwise. The king, at the request of Triano, de Huga de Trian ordered that Barasc has to receive these robes and wages etc. as above as more fully appears in the king's letters patent.

By p.s.

259

12 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Johan Capeyron.

Letters to the abbot and Sancte Crucis Burdeg' convent of Sainte-Croix of Bordeaux where the king requests them, because of the several pains suffered by Capeiroun Johan Capeyron , bearer of these letters, in the service of Edward II , to provide him with a suitable maintenance to be received from their convent in consideration of Edward II and the current king.

260

26 October 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Johan de Lamore.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant to deliver from the issues of the duchy to Brother la More Johan de Lamore of the order of Preachers 1 10 l.st. or its value in other money in full payment of the 20 l.st. the king granted to the brothers of this order for the maintenance of the same brother at their general chapter previously convened at Victor' Vitoria in Ispannia Spain . The constable will have due allowance in his accounts.

By bill of the treasurer.

1.
Lamoure is another modern version of this name.
261

26 October 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Ramon-Guilhem de Lafargue, proctor of some men of Gascony.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to pay from the issues of the duchy to la Farge Ramon-Guilhem de Lafargue , proctor and attorney of some men of the land of Gascony, or his substitute the 320 l.st. owed to them by the king, or their value in other money according to the king's mandate, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Sancto Martino, de Arnaut de Saint-Martin, Baiona merchant of Bayonne prosecuted Edward II by his petition exhibited before him and his council that Edward I owed to some men of Gascony by his letters patent 320 l.st. for the arrears of their wages from the time of the war that previously arose between Edward I and the king of France since neither Saint-Martin, nor these men nor Saint-Martin in these men's name have received satisfaction. The king ordered the then constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the letters of the king's grandfather and the letters of attorney of Saint-Martin or his substitute of the said debt exhibited before the same constable, if Edward I owed this sum to these men and if neither Saint-Martin, nor these men nor Saint-Martin in their name have received satisfaction, to pay from the issues of the duchy to Saint-Martin or his substitute the 320 l.st. or their value in other money as more fully appears in the letters patent of Edward I, but which these men or their proctors still remained unsatisfied. 1 Ramon-Guilhem de Lafargue, now proctor and attorney of the said men, requested by petition exhibited before the king and his council in Parliament, the fourth year of the king's reign, that the king will wish to pay this said sum of money or make a suitable satisfaction and the king wished to agree to the request, so he ordered to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having viewed the letters of the king's grandfather and father and also his letters of attorney of Lafargue or his substitute exhibited before the constable, if Edward I owed this sum to these men and if neither Lafargue, or these men or Lafargue in their name have received satisfaction, to pay from the issues of the duchy to Lafargue or his substitute the 320 l.st. or their value in other money as more fully appears in the letters patent of Edward I as those of Edward II with sufficient acquittance testifying the payment according to the content of the king's mandate, on which nothing has been done as Lafargue is given to understand. The king wants this mandate to be applied. 2

By C.

1.
See See Rôles Gascons IV, ed. Y. Renouard (Paris-London, 1962), p.464-5, no.160 (18 May 1316).
2.
TNA,SC 8/288/14356 is the petition of Ramon-Guilhem de Lafargue behind this entry. Lafargue describes himself as merchant of Gascony and explains that the king and his council allocated to him at the Parliament of Westminster, 10 January 1331 (the fourth year of the king's reign), a certain sum of money to be received at the exchequer of Bordeaux. Lafargue went to Bordeaux to receive his payment, but Richard de Parr, the constable's lieutenant refused to pay because he had received from the king a order to not pay any assignments. He requested the king to order the constable of Bordeaux to pay him despite this order, as he had long been kept from his payment, and cannot trade as he used to for lack of it.
262

18 October 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Ramon de Miossens.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bills that Muycenx Ramon de Miossens has in his possession concerning various sums due to him for his wages and other reasons he should make payment of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or on the farm of the castle of Mauléon he used to render each year at the Burdeg' exchequer of Bordeaux , receiving from Miossens these bills and his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Miossens has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of various sums of money the king is bound to him for his wages and other reasons from the time he stood in service of Edward II and the king in the wars of Gascony, just as appears in bills of the constable of Bordeaux which he claims to have in his possession, since neither Miossens, nor anyone else in his name have received payment or allowance of this sum up to now.

By C.

263

25 August 1331 . Clyve Kings Cliffe . For Master John de St-Alban.

Order to John Travers, constable of Bordeaux to pay to Master Sancto Albano, de John de St-Alban previously sent to the parts of the duchy for various purveyances of victuals and other various thing in the same parts for the maintenance of John of Eltham, earl of Cornwall , brother of the king and the other liege men of the king when the king felt disposed to send them to these parts and who had allocated with the assent of the king's council some wages for the time he stayed for the said purveyances, 1 to account him with 6 s. 8 d.st. each day for his wages from 20 May 1330 to 28 February 1331 from the issues of the duchy if it has not been paid up to, and pay it without delay, receiving from St-Alban his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. St-Alban has requested that the king will wish to make a suitable payment of the said wages he has not received up to.

By p.s.

264

15 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Hugues, son and heir of Robert Auger.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bill of the constable of Bordeaux and searched the rolls of payment, if he is able to find that 77 l. 14 d.bord. were owed to Hugues Auger, to pay this sum from the issues of the duchy, receiving from Hugues Auger the said bill and his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Hugues Auger has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of 77 l. 14 d.bord. owed by the king to Ogerii Robert Auger, kt , his father at the time of his death, as is shown in a bill sealed by Master Galiciano, de Pey de Galician , former constable of Bordeaux.

By p.s.

265

15 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Bérart [I] d'Albret . 1

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux that having obtained fuller information with those of the king's council who ought to be called of the damages and injuries sustained by la Bret Bérart [I] d'Albret in the wars of the king and his father, they should send certification of what they find to the king under the king's seal used in the duchy so that the king is able to consider what further can be done. Albret has requested by his petition exhibited before the king and his council that the king will make some remuneration to him in recompense for the damage and harm that he and his men have sustained at the occasion of the wars from the time of Edward II , and the king, and he claimed that he did not receive any compensation and the king, wishing to agree to the request, wishes to be better informed of the damages and harm suffered by Albret.

By C.

1.
The marginal head is 'Pro Bernardo de la Bret' which is obviously a mistake as, according to the entry, it should be 'Pro Berardo de la Bret'.
266

10 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For the prévôté of Entre-deux-Mers and Créon not to be separated from the crown of England.

Grant to the Inter Duo Maria, Credonio inhabitants of Entre-deux-Mers and Créon that the Inter Duo Maria prévôté of Entre-deux-Mers situated within the duchy with the high and low justice with both complete and shared jurisdiction, the homages and the various fees of Créon cannot be put outside the king's hand by sale, grant, permutation or by any other title. Thus the king orders that this prévôté cannot be separated, from the crown of the kingdom of Anglia England or tranfered or sold in any way by sale, grant, permutation or by whatever other title except for the heir of the Crown. The king wants to favour these inhabitants because they behaved well and faithfully in the past towards the king and his ancestors kings of England. 1

By K and C.

1.
See the related entry entry in C 61/45 .
For the merchants of the Bardi society.
267

23 October 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor .

Grant to Forcetti Dino Forzetti and his partners, merchants of Bardor', Florenc' the Bardi society of Florence to have and receive 1,800 l.st. from the customs of Burdeg' Bordeaux as well as from other issues from the duchy of Aquitaine, any allocation of these customs or issues made by the king notwithstanding, as they previously paid at the king's order to Pessaigne Antonio di Pessagno, kt 1,000 l.st. in part of payment of 8,141 l. 8 s. 6 d.st. owed to him by the king, and similarly they accepted before the king's council the payment of 800 l.st. for the keepership of the wardrobe of Philippa of Hainaut, queen of England , the king's wife , in assistance of the expenses of her household. 1

By C.

268

Same as above

And it is ordered to the constable of Bordeaux to deliver to Mariny Niccolò Marini, merchant of the Bardi society or his attorney, or the attorney of the merchants of this society these 1,800 l.st. from the first money coming from the custom of Bordeaux as well as from the issues of the duchy allocated by the king, any order of the king to the contrary previously directed to him notwithstanding; receiving from the said merchants or their attorneys the king's letters and their letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. 1

269

25 October 1331 . Odiham . For Master Arnaut de Lamolère.

Appointment at pleasure to Master Moleria, de Arnaut de Lamolère , for the good service he did to Edward II and the great trouble and damages he suffered in his service, of the office of judge of the appeals of the court of Gascony and hearer of the causes of this court receiving the customary fee or wages, as Edward II committed this office to him, as more fully appears in Edward II's letters patent; with an order that all and singular of the king's subjects should obey and be attendant on Lamolère in what pertains to this office despite the fact that the king, being ignorant of the commitment of this office, granted it at pleasure to Master Puche, de Guiraut Dupuch .

Reissued because it was assigned to others; By p.s.

270

25 October 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Pey de Martillac.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux, as the king committed at pleasure to Martilhaco, de Pey de Martillac the keepership of the Sanctus Macharius castle of Saint-Macaire and the baylie of the town of Sanctus Macharius Saint-Macaire ; 1 to permit Martillac to have and hold the said keepership and baylie according to the tenor of the king's letters and he is not to be removed from the same without a special order of the king. And if they had removed him from this keepership and baylie at the reception of these presents, they have to return them to Martillac according to the tenor of the king's letters. 2

By C.

1.
See entry .
2.
For the petition to which this is probably the response, see TNA, SC 8/293/14624. For related entries, see entry in C 61/42 , entry 193 , entry in C 61/45 , entry in C 61/46 .
271

15 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Guilhem-Amaniu [de Bouglon].

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having accounted with Guilhem-Amaniu [de Bouglon] for his wages he should make payment to him without delay of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere, and he will have due allowance in his account. Guilhem-Amaniu 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 from the time that he stood in the king's service in the duchy, and the king wishes to agree favourably to the request.

By C.

272

15 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Guilhem-Sans II, lord of Pommiers.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux, as the king previously granted to Guilhem-Sans II, Pomeriis, de lord of Pommiers , for his past and future service to the king and his good behaviour in the duchy, 80 l.st. to be received for life each year from the custom of the city of Burdeg' Bordeaux , one half at Michaelmas and Easter by equal portions according to the tenor of the king's letters made on it; to pay to Pommiers the arrears of the said 80 l.st. and the said 80 l.st. according to the tenor of the king's letters, and the constable will have due allowance in his account.

By C.

273

15 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For the same.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux or their lieutenants that having fully deliberated with the members of the king's council of those parts on the request of Guilhem-Sans II, lord of Pommiers , they should send certification of what they find to the king under the king's seal used in the duchy. Lately, Pommiers, by his petition exhibited before the king and his council, requested that the king would wish to compensate him for the various damages and grievances he suffered at the occasion of the wars from the time of Edward I and Edward II and at their service, of which he received no payment from Edward I and Edward II.

274

15 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Guilhem-Sans II, lord of Pommiers.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bills that Guilhem-Sans II, Pomeriis, de lord of Pommiers , has in his possession concerning various sums due to him for his wages and those of his company, he should make payment of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere; receiving from Pommiers the bills and his letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Pommiers has requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to him both for his wages and those of his company from the time that he stood in the king's service in the duchy, just as appears in various bills sealed by the constable of Bordeaux which he claims to have in his possession, and the king wishes to agree to the request. 1

By petition of C.

1.
See the related entry: entry in C 61/47
275

25 October 1331 . Odyham Odiham . For Master Arnaut de Lamolère.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux and their lieutenants to admit Master Moleria, de Arnaut de Lamolère, clerk , at the office of judge of the appeals of the court of Gascony and hearer of the causes of this court receiving from the constable the customary fee or wages that others who have held this office were accustomed to receive, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Edward II appointed Lamolère to this office as more fully appears in Edward II's letters patent, but the king, being ignorant of the commitment of this office, granted it at pleasure to Master Puche, de Guiraut Dupuch . However the king, for the good service he did to Edward II and the king the great trouble and damages he suffered in Edward II's and the king's service committed at pleasure this office to Lamolère taking in this office the customary fee or wages, as more fully appears in the king's letters patent.

276

20 October 1331 . Wyndesore Windsor . For Guilhem de Campagne.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the letters that Campaygne Guilhem de Campagne has concerning the sums due to him, he should make payment without delay to Campagne of what he finds are due from the issues of the duchy or or make satisfaction to him elsewhere; receiving from Campagne the letters and also his letters of acquittance, and the constable will receive due allowance in his account. Lately, Campagne, by his petition exhibited before the king and his council, requested that the king would wish to satisfy him for the 300 l.bord. he lent for some arduous and very urgent business concerning especialy the status of the duchy to John Darcy previously sent by the king to the duchy for the same business and delivered it to the seneschal of the duchy and the constable of Bordeaux who received it in the king's name, as more fully appears in the letters patent of Darcy, the seneschal and the constable which Campagne claims to have in his possession, and the king wishes to agree to the request. 1

By petition of C. 2

1.
For a related entry, see entry in C 61/44 .
2.
Several petitions of Guilhem de Campagne request this sum of money: TNA, SC 8/167/8324, SC 8/285/14230 and SC 8/286/14252.
277

16 October 1331 . Westm' Westminster . For Bernat de Béarn called Aspès and Guilhem-Arnaut de Béarn.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux that having viewed the bills that Bernat de Béarn called Aspès and Guilhem-Arnaut de Béarn, his son have in their possession concerning various sums due to him for their wages and their restaur of horses, he should make payment without delay of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere; receiving from Bernat de Béarn and Guilhem-Arnaut de Béarn the bills and their letters of acquittance, and the constable will have due allowance in his account. Bernat de Béarn and Guilhem-Arnaut de Béarn have requested that the king will wish to make payment to him of various sums of money that the king is bound to them both for their wages and the restaur of their horses from the time that they stood in the service of Edward II and of the current king in the wars in the duchy, as more fully appears in the bills sealed by the constable of Bordeaux which Bernat de Béarn and Guilhem-Arnaut de Béarn claim to have in their possession, and the king wishes to agree to the request.

By K.

278

28 October 1331 . Neubury Newbury . For Bidau, lord of Poudenx.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant that having accounted with Bidau [II de Poudenx], Podynges lord of Poudenx , for his wages he should make swift payment to him of what he is able to find is due from the issues of the duchy or make satisfaction to him elsewhere, receiving from Poudenx his letters of acquittance and he will have due allowance in his account. Poudenx 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 from the time that he stood in Edward II's service in the wars of Gascony, and the king favourably agrees to the request because of his good service to Edward II and the king in these wars, as told by a reliable account. 1

By p.s.

1.
TNA, SC 8/282/14053 is probably the petition of Bidau de Poudenx behind this entry.

For Arnaut de Commarque, usher of the Pope.

279

3 November 1331 . Marlebergh Marlborough .

Confirmation of the grant for life made by Edward II to Comare, de Arnaut de Commarque, usher of the Pope and serjeant-at-arms of his household of 12 d.st. each day for his wages and 40 s. per annum for his robes to be received by the hands of the Petragorz treasurer of Périgord in the absence of Commarque living in the Pope's household, as more fully appears in Edward II's letters; to be received now by the hands of the constable of Bordeaux from the issues of the duchy. 1

By p.s.

1.
For related entries, see entry in C 61/33 , entry in C 61/33 ,