Gascon Roll for the 2nd to 3rd years of the reign of Henry VI
Physical condition of the roll
The roll consists of thirteen membranes. There are entries on all of the face sides, but on none of the dorses. The roll is generally in good condition apart from the bottom of the last membrane where a piece of it is missing.
C 61/120, 2 and 3 Henry VI (1423-1425) .
This roll covering the second and third years of the reign of Henry VI (1423-1425) contains, as many previous rolls, letters of protection and letters of attorney granted to Englishmen going to Gascony. These included both administrators and soldiers, especially for the garrison of Fronsac which was captained by the seneschal John Radcliffe. There are also several licences granted to Englishmen exporting English wheat to Gascony. 1 There is also a licence granted to merchants of Bayonne, a city which was then in full commercial decline because of the silting-up of the river Adour which stopped ships with a high tonnage reaching it. 3
We find some new appointments to the judicial offices of the duchy: Rampnol de Blaye as judge appellate in civil and criminal cases of the court of Gascony and Bernat Angevin as scribe of this court (1424). The latter was to have a long and successful career in the Anglo-Gascon administration until the second and final French conquest in 1453. 4 An interesting entry informs us about Johan de Lesbay, a citizen de Bayonne, who was commissioned to investigate about English cloth being exported to Bayonne without payment of the English customs and the affixing of the lead cocket seals. 5 It appears that Johan de Lesbay was seen as a trustworthy man as Henry V had already ordered him in 1418 to investigate a fraud in which Bayonne merchants were involved. The king’s council of Henry VI intended to enforce judicial judgments in the duchy but this was not an easy task in some cases. Hence Bérart de Lamothe, heir of Guilhem-Arnaut de Lamothe, tried to get back the lordship of Langon which his father had lost to the French. Menaut de Habas, an ‘English’ Gascon had later taken this town. However, despite the death of Habas, his son remained in possession of Langon. He had strong support since his father’s executors were the archbishop of Bordeaux David de Montferrand (from a cadet line of this important baronial family), Gaston de Foix, count of Longueville and captal de Buch, and Johan de Gramont, lord of Gramont and Curton. 6
The royal council of the young Henry VI also replied to requests presented by some Gascons. As a result, the community of Saint-Émilion obtained the right to levy for five years a tax on wine sold in the town’s taverns and on corn sold there in order to repair and maintain the town walls. 7 The king’s council also confirmed the statutes of the guild of the surgeons and barbers of Bordeaux proclaimed in 1415. 8
Two acts deal with the minting of money in the duchy. A new project to open a mint at Bayonne occured in 1423, but was no more successful than the previous effort of 1351. 9 Henry VI’s council confirmed privileges granted by Edward III to the minters of Bordeaux in 1354. 10
Various entries are confirmations of acts granted by previous kings of England, such confirmations being sought at or shortly after the accession of a new ruler. The town of Bourg was confirmed in its various privileges and customs granted in the 13th and the 14th centuries. 11 The annexation of Saint-Macaire to the crown of England by Edward II and the ban on appointing a local baron as castellan of Saint-Macaire were also confirmed. 12 Among the other confirmations we can note a confirmation of a charter of Richard the Lionheart (1194) which granted privileges to the order of the knights hospitaller. 13
- See entry in C 61/119 , entry in C 61/119 , entry in C 61/119 , entry 28 , entry 29 , entry 32 .
- See , entry in C 61/119 .
- See entry in C 61/119 , entry 19 , entry 22 , entry 23 .
- See entry 7 .
- See entry in C 61/119 , entry in C 61/119 , entry in C 61/119 .
- See entry 9 .
- See entry 8 .
- See entry 1 .
- See entry 6 .
- See , entry 4 .
- See entry in C 61/119 .
- See entry 20 .
23 October 1423 . Westminster . Concerning the making of money at Bayonne .
Order to the seneschal of Gascony and the constable of Bordeaux to mint without delay in the city of Bayonne coins of same weigh and value as those minted at Bordeaux and elsewhere in the duchy [of Aquitaine], and to certify the king and his council about this under their seals. 1
- The mint of Bayonne, active between 2 March and 18 April 1339, seems never to have reopened afterwards. See Duncan Elias, E. R., The Anglo-Gallic Coins (Paris-London, 1984), p. 64. Thus, according to this author, this act has not been implemented. See the previous project intending to open a mint at Bayonne (1351): entry in C 61/63 .
16 November 1423 . Westminster .
Letters of protection, with clause volumus, granted for one year to Henry Blomyng , who is going into the duchy of Aquitaine in the retinue of Radclyf, Fronsak John Radcliffe, captain of the castle of Fronsac .
15 January 1424 . Westminster . For the mayor and jurats of the town of Bourg .
Inspeximus and confirmation in the current Parliament of Westminster of enrolled letters patent of Richard II :
12 May 1378 . Westminster .
Inspeximus and confirmation of letters patent of Edward III enrolled in chancery rolls:
6 September 1357 . Westminster .
24 May 1357 . Bordeaux .
Inspeximus and confirmation of the privileges of the Burgum mayor and jurats of Bourg since the town has lost the original titles when it has been taken by enemies. The prince grants:
- exemption to the burgesses of Bourg to pay any taxes when transporting their goods in the duchy except ancient customs and except the tax of 6 d. per pound granted by Edward [III] to the mayor and jurats of Bordeaux for a certain term;
- to the mayor of Bourg the cognizance of the burgesses of Bourg and of their goods in the district ( territorium ) of Bourg except for offences against the king and his officers;
- to the mayor of Bourg the cognizance of offenders ( forisfacientes ) against burgesses if they can be found and, if not, to banish them ( per viam banni );
- that those having houses or possessions in the town or its banlieue ( balleuca ) have to contribute to common charges;
- that there will be no other new bastides or fortalices ( nove bastide seu fortalicia ) in the territory of Bourg;
- that no new market nor fair will be granted in the district of Bourgeais except in the town of Bourg.
- first, that the current mayor and jurats of Bourg will continue until 10 August 1262 ( dusque a la prochan feste de Sent Laurens ), and then new jurats have to be chosen as is customary, and two persons have to be chosen and presented at the castle of Bordeaux before the seneschal [of Gascony] if the lord 5 is not present, or their lieutenant, there he will swear on the holy gospels to choose the most suitable candidate for the lord and the community, and swear to receive no gift or promises. The day of the presentation or the following day, the lord, the seneschal or the else person the lord or the seneschal has chosen to be in this castle will choose a mayor from the two presented, otherwise the representatives of Bourg sent before the seneschal or the jurats assembled together will choose the mayor, each time the lord, the seneschal or their lieutenant is be absent. And these rules will be followed each time a mayor of Bourg will be created;
- nobody will be chosen as mayor if he has already held this office, unless full four years have elapsed since he left this office;
- if when in office a mayor commits any offence against a member of the community of Bourg, the latter may complain against him to the lord or the seneschal or their lieutenant during the year of his office, the following year but not later. If the plaintiff is absent during the year the mayor is in office, he has a right to sue him if he complains before the lord, the seneschal or their lieutenant within 40 days after his arrival. And the mayor of Bourg, during the year of his office and the next year, has to answer before the seneschal about all the charges of the accuser, and the plaintiff will be exempted during the trial from the mayor's jurisdiction;
- on the day of his appointment, the mayor will swear in the presence of the people, on the holy gospels and the relics as it is customary at [the church of] Sent Girons Saint-Géronce [of Bourg] to maintain the lord's rights in the castle of Bourg and to warn him if some of his rights have been given up, and he will give advice to the lord at his request. Each of the jurats will swear the same oath;
- if the lord's rights had been given up recently or a long time ago, of which the mayor, the jurats or others may be informed, they must inform and help the lord or his deputy at Bourg in order that the lord receives satisfaction, and the mayor and jurats must swear this;
- if the mayor or his deputies charges someone of Bourg with forgery of the lord's seal or of his money, the accused will be prosecuted before the lord's court without any complaint by the mayor of Bourg, and the mayor, jurats and clerk of the commune must swear this;
- if someone of the household of the lord, or his seneschal or his castellan, insult or attack an inhabitant of the community of Bourg, the latter may complain to the lord, his seneschal or his castellan who will have to do full justice at the request of the mayor of Bourg;
- and if someone of Bourg who is in the lord's household insults or attacks a burgess of Bourg, the lord, or the castellan of the castle of Bourg, full justice will be given to the victim at the lord's court, according to the fors and customs of Bordales Bordelais
- if the offender is burgess of Bourg, he will be sentenced at the castle [of Bordeaux] before the lord, his seneschal or the mayor of Bourg who must do full justice according to the fors and customs of Bordelais,
- if a burgess of Bourg owes something to the lord because of a lease or rent, he has to answer for it to the lord or his deputy without claim of the mayor of Bourg,
- if some knights ( cavoirs ) or esquires ( donzeus ) ot their heirs want to become burgesses of Bourg, they have to obtain the permission of the lord or his seneschal,
- in all cases where a burgess of Bourg is called before the lord or his deputy, he has to appear at the castle of Bourg and not elsewhere, except if the lord complains against him for cases about bailiwick and farm ( bailia or assensador ) where they must appear before the lord anywhere in Gascony;
- the community of Bourg owes to the lord service in the ost and chevauchée ( cavaugadas ) as the community of Bordeaux does.
22 March 1274 . 6
In the presence of Mirallo, de Gilibert de Mirail, public notary of Bordeaux , Fforton Aiquart Forton, mayor of Bourg , Gaucem Forton and Guilhem Forton , jurats of Bourg , required by the community of Bourg have said:
- when the king comes the first time into Gascony, or his seneschal if he is absent, he has to swear to defend Bourg from any injury and to keep its fors and customs; and the mayor and jurats have to swear an oath of faith to the lord or his seneschal;
- Bourg does not have common lands or possessiones as have towns in Lombardia Lombardy and several others, 7 and they cannot say their community holds any fief from the king as according to their custom there is no fief without esporle ( sporla ) nor investiture; 8
- that they hold from the king as lord and prince the use of their streets, squares, town walls, moats and the other things owned by the community ( universitas ) of Bourg;
- that they also hold from the king the use of the river 9 to fish, sail and do other useful things;
- that they have several liberties concerning their persons and their goods;
- that they have mayorality and jurade ( maiora et jurata ) with their appurtenances;
- they acknowledged for themselves and the community ( universitas ) of Bourg that they have to do to the king the duties ( deveria et conditiones ) contained in the privilege the king has granted to the community under his seal;
- that all burgesses of Bourg have to pay for all the wine of his vineyards 2 d. to the king and to the other lords of Bourg, when they are to be loaded [on boats] or to be sold in taverns;
- that every person coming to Bourg to buy wine in order to resell it or to load it, has to pay 1 d. to the king and to the other lord of Bourg;
- that some inhabitants of Bourg, for example buchers( ca[r]nifices ) owed certain duties to the king and the other lords of Bourg;
- that all the fief owners and tenants of the marsh of Barba Barbe perform duties to the king and to the other lords of Bourg through the castellan of Bourg , because of Bolio, de Milet du Bouilh 10 and others who own parts in this marsh.
Richard II confirms and grants that English and other merchants can sail to Bourg, buy and load there wine, paying due customs. 12
- For a summary of this act in French, see Maufras, E., Histoire de Bourg-sur-Gironde (Bordeaux, 1898), pp. 42-45.
- Future King Edward I .
- It has to be understood as the burgesses and worthy men of the castrum of Bourg, which means the enclosed town.
- This act is written in Gascon. The original act was in Latin, and was translated into Gascon for the community of Bourg.
- The future Edward I, lord of Gascony.
- This act written in Gascon is published with an imperfect French translation in Lacoste, F., La commune de Bourg avant 1789 , (Bordeaux, 1891), pp. 10-18. For an (imperfect) summary of this act, see Maufras, E., Histoire de Bourg-sur-Gironde (Bordeaux, 1898), pp. 17-18. A copy of this act is in Archives Départementales de la Gironde, C, no. 271.
- Lombardy means here northern Italy not the current region situated around Milan. It refers to the independent communities of northern Italy that had a territory ( contado ) under their authority.
- An esporle was a small tax paid to the lord at each change of lord or tenant.
- The Dordogne river and the Gironde estuary.
- Milet du Bouilh was a knight mentioned in Recueil d'actes relatifs à l'administration des rois d'Angleterre en Guyenne au XIIIe siècle (Recogniciones Feodorum in Aquitania) , ed. C. Bémont (Bordeaux, 1914), no. 6, 555 (Gaucem Tort acknowledged he held a land at Barbe from Bouilh) and 602.
- This act is published in Recueil d'actes relatifs à l'administration des rois d'Angleterre en Guyenne au XIIIe siècle (Recogniciones Feodorum in Aquitania) , ed. C. Bémont (Bordeaux, 1914), pp. 243-244, no. 528. The same notary and witnesses for the acknowledgement of the town of Libourne (22 March 1274), Ibid., p 271-272, no. 597.
- For the earlier inspeximus of Richard II, see entry in C 61/91 .
7 July 1424 . Westminster . For the merchants of Gascony .
7 February 1412 . Westminster .
Inspeximus at the request the king's liege men of Aquitaine, of the tenor of a petition presented by them at the last parliament of Westminster , which petition has been enrolled in the rolls of this parliament. 2
The faithful liege men of the land of Guyenne make a supplication to the king and the lords of this present parliament that, because of the great oppressions, demolition of houses and destruction of goods, and disinheritances of their rightful inheritances and other rights and appurtenances, many of them have been expelled by the wars and armies of the king's enemies 3 which have lasted for a long time in Guyenne, and those desiring to keep their loyalty towards the crown [of England] have left their inheritances and goods and many of them have withdrawn to the kingdom of England , and several others have come to live there willingly, and have married there in several towns and are living and dwelling as the king's true liege men, and have acquired there houses, lands, rents, possessions and revenues there by their hard labour and work. However, many people who were born in England commit and say many injuries and evils to them day by day, such as calling them aliens ( alliantz ), and many other undesirable names. Such wrongs are committed to the great slander of the land of Guyenne and the great loyalty which it has always shown towards the crown [of England], and could lead to their permanent and final destruction, since they do not know where else to go in order to protect their lives and preserve their honour, if the king does not provide them with a remedy on this matter. The king's liege men of Guyenne request the king that all manner of people of Guyenne, whomsoever and of whatever estate or condition they may be, who at present are dwelling in your said realm, or have dwelt there, or will dwell there in future, and their heirs and successors forever, should be declared in this present parliament to be the king's faithful liege men, and that they should be able to live, sell, buy, possess and acquire lands, rents, possessions, tenements and other goods whatsoever, for themselves and their heirs and successors, within the kingdom [of England]. They should enjoy these goods as fully as the other king's liege men born within the kingdom [in England]. And they request the king to order all his justices, officers and subjects that none of his liege men of Guyenne dwelling in England will suffer any damage or impediment against their persons and goods. And if anything is done against them, the king's English officers and subjects should make amends and redress at once and without delay. The king is also requested to make proclamation in all the towns of England forbidding all the king's liege men to call the king's liege men of Guyenne aliens, or to speak any evil, injuries, or blame against them, under threat of penalty. All this should be recorded on the roll of parliament and be proclaimed throughout all the cities, boroughs and good towns of England. 4
- These letters are in entry in C 61/113 .
- The parliament of Westminster which took place between 3 November and 19 December 1411.
- The French and their partisans.
- For the full text see Rymer, Foedera... vol. 8, 1397-1413 (Londres, 1729), pp. 719-20. It was also published with an English translation in The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England (PROME), general editor Given-Wilson, C., viii, pp. 536-7 (publication of TNA, C 65/72, m.9).
7 May 1424 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation for the moneyers of Bordeaux .
1 December 1354 . Westminster .
Grant to the minters ( operarii et monetarii ) during their employment:
- of exemption to pay any tax levied to resist enemies or for other purposes ( de omnimodis centesimis, quinquagesimis, quadragesimis, vicesimis, quintisdecimis et aliis quotis, taxacionibus, tallagiis, contribucionibus, etc ),
- to plead before the prévôt of mints ( prepositus monetarum ) as it used in the kingdom of England and in the duchy, except in criminal cases.
- The Parliament of Westminster that took place between 9 November and 18 December 1422.
Order to Johan de Lesbay, esquire , 2 and to the constable of Bordeaux, together and separately, to check the books of the collectors of customs of the city of Bayonne about entries and exits of goods from the time when the king came to power in the kingdom of England and to learn what was unloaded and loaded, what quantities of cloth have been brought from England to the city of Bayonne and vice versa with whoever people who brought them, and the names of the merchants and owners of this cloth as well as the names of the ships in which these cloths and goods have been unloaded, and also the names of all the masters of these ships, they are to send regularly each year such summaries of these books to the treasurer and barons of exchequer of England under their seals. The king orders the mayor, échevins, jurats and hundred peers and community of the city of Bayonne and to all the king's officers to obey and attend Lesbay and the constable who are granted power to summon any who disobey before the king and his council in England on a specific day decided by them. they have to regularly certify the king and his council under his seals about these disobediences and neglects and their circumstances and what they have done. As the king has learnt that cloths and dozens of cloths ( panni ) and other goods which have been loaded in various English ports on several ships and sent several times without being customed and cocketed to the city of Bayonne from the time when the king came to power in the kingdom of England.
Inspeximus of a transcript of letters patent written by John St John, kt , former mayor of Bordeaux , and the jurats of the city of Bordeaux, made by John Tiptoft, kt , former seneschal of the duchy of Aquitaine for Henry V , former king of England, under the seneschal's seal:
Inspeximus of the [following] letters by Asta, de Bertran d'Aste, doctor of canon law , judge of the appeals presented at the court of Gascony and auditor of other cases of this court, lieutenant of John Tiptoft, kt , seneschal of Aquitaine . In the courthouse where are heard the cases of the court of Gascony , 3 this court sitting, in the presence of a public notary, clerc or scribe of this court, some letters patent of John St John, kt, mayor of Bordeaux, and of the jurats of Bordeaux written on parchment with a pendant green seal of the community of Bordeaux, were shown by the surgeons and barbers living and dwelling at Bordeaux, and these letters were considered genuine after close examination and were copied, and they were publicly read out loud by the court's notary at the supplication and request of Lasserra Arnaut de Lasserre and Gaucelmus, Deponte Gaucem Dupont , barbers and burgesses of the city of Bordeaux, living and dwelling there, and the latter requested Bertran d'Aste on behalf of the surgeons and barbers of Bordeaux to proclaim their copy by the court's notary as valid and faithful to the original letters which are word for word as follows:
John de St John, kt, mayor of the city of Bordeaux and the eight jurats of this city, and more people being in the town hall of Saint-Éloi , during a meeting of the Jurade gathered after the sound of the bell [of the town hall], have decided, following the supplication of the surgeons and barbers living and dwelling in the city of Bordeaux, that:
- no barber living and dwelling at Bordeaux and in its banlieues ( balleguas ), power and lordship, should dare to shave the beards ( barbeyar ) on Sundays, or in the feasts of Christmas, New Year, Epiphany, 5 Easter and the Ascension, the other feasts of the year and the four feasts of the Virgin ( las quatre festas de Nostra Dona );
- no barber should exercise their offices of surgery nor 'barbery' ( barberia ) or open their shop ( hobrador ) if they are not examined before by the city's deputies and found sufficient to exercise them;
- if the barber is found sufficient, he has to pay 4 francs to the city and the guild ( coffrayria ) of the supplicants, that is 3 francs to the city and 1 franc to the guild;
- if a barber do the contrary of what is decided there he should pay one silver m. , three quarters of it having to be paid to the city of Bordeaux and the last quarter to this guil.
Bertran d'Aste, as judge and lieutenant of the seneschal, certified these letters under the seal of the seneschal of Aquitaine. Witnesses: Masters Nogurris, de Johan de Nogueys , Dalhairio Hélias de Dalhayre , Debosquato Pey de Bousquet [bachelors] of civil law , and Vitalis Hélias Bidau , bachelor of canon law , Vitalis Arnaut Bidau , Fulcherii Aymeric Foucher , Gasconis Pey Gaston , Ffoyneti Johan Foynet and Debernos Galhart de Bernos , public notaries , and several other persons who were present. 7
- See this act published in Archives Historiques de la Gironde , vol. 16 (Bordeaux, 1878), pp. 222-6, no. CLII.
- This act has been published in Archives Historiques de la Gironde (AHG), vol. 16 (Bordeaux, 1878), pp. 222-6, no. CLII.
- Situated in the castle of the Ombrière of Bordeaux.
- This act has been published in Registres de la Jurade. Délibérations de 1414 à 1416 et de 1420 à 1422 , Archives Municipales de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, 1883), pp. 224-6.
- The 6 January.
- The clerk of the city of Bordeaux who is the writer of this act.
- Further details on the guilde of the barbers and its statutes in Registres de la Jurade. Délibérations de 1414 à 1416 et de 1420 à 1422 , Archives Municipales de Bordeaux (Bordeaux, 1883), pp. 95-6.
15 July 1424 . Westminster . For the enclosure of the town of Saint-Émilion .
Grant to the mayor, jurats and burgesses of the town of Saint-Émilion at their request, with the advice and assent of the king's council, to be allowed to levy for the next five years 20 pitchers on each tun of wine sold in the town's taverns, and 1 d. of the money of the current time for each bushel of corn sold there in help of the fortification of the town walls, and nothing else. The mayor, jurats and burgesses of the town of Saint-Émilion have supplicated that the ancestors and predecessors of the king had granted that to them for a twelve-year period 1 in order to repair and fortify the town walls which, which have fallen down. 2
- Grant of Henry IV on 26 August 1408, see entry in C 61/112 . The original king's letters are kept at the Archives Municipales of Saint-Émilion kept at the Saint-Émilion town hall, CC8, no. 9.
- The original letters are kept in the Archives Municipales of Saint-Émilion kept at the Saint-Émilion town hall, CC8, no. 10.
Concerning licence to transport wheat.
Licence granted to Guilhem de Lunes, citizen and merchant of London to transport the 200 quarters of wheat that he withheld from John Molant , his creditor in a ship or ships of the town of Sandewicus Sandwich to the city of Bordeaux for its maintenance and those of other fortalices, paying due customs and sending into chancery letters testifying the unloading of this wheat under the seal of the mayor of Bordeaux before 2 February 1425.
- Extractus is written in the margin.
Licence granted to John Tyndale of London , merchant , to buy 40 quarters of wheat in Suffolk , load them in a ship or ships in the port of Gippewicus Ipswich and bring them to the city of Bordeaux for the expenses of the household ( hospicium ) of Laurence Merbury, kt , mayor of Bordeaux . The king orders to the customers, keepers of sea ports and other maritime places to permit Tyndale to do so, paying due customs and giving in chancery letters testifying he delivered them to the Merbury's household before 2 February 1425.
- Extractus is written in the margin.
Licence granted to John Morant of Audener , mercer , William West of Abbottes Anne Abbotstone , husbandman , 2 to buy 50 quarters of wheat in the county of Southampton , load them in a ship and ships in the town of Southampton and bring them to the city of Bordeaux for its maintenance. Same clauses as in the previous entry.
- Extractus is written in the margin.
- A husbandman was a free tenant farmer or small landowner. His social status was below that of a yeoman.
12 October 1424 . Westminster . For Pons [VIII], lord of Castillon.
Order to the seneschal of Aquitaine and the constable of Bordeaux to permit Pons [VIII], lord of Castillon , to whom the king has granted on 6 March 1423 the Bydos castle of Budos with its profits, to hold it according to the tenor of the king's letters. 1
- See this grant in entry in C 61/119 .
14 October 1424 . Westminster .
Letters of protection, with clause volumus , granted for one year to Pyrton William Pirton who is in the king's service in the company of the king's uncle, Humphrey [of Lancaster], duke of Gloucester , captain of the Guysnes castle of Guînes who is staying there to safeguard it. 1
- This entry should have been copied in the French Rolls, not in the Gascon Rolls.
Concerning confirmation to Rampnol de Blaye.
28 April 1424 . Bordeaux .
Appointment at the king's pleasure, after deliberation of the members of the king's council in Bordeaux , of Rampnulfus, Blavia Rampnol de Blaye, graduate of law , as judge appellate in civil and criminal cases of the court of Gascony , to be held by himself or a lieutenant, with the customary wages. Radcliffe orders to all the ecclesiastical men, mayors, sub-mayors, jurats, castellans, bayles, prévôts and the other king's liege men and subjects to obey and attend Rampnol de Blaye or his lieutenant or lieutenants.
- See this act published in Archives Historiques de la Gironde , vol. 16 (Bordeaux, 1878), pp. 98-99, no. LXVIII.
Same as above
Order to the constable of Bordeaux or his lieutenant to regularly pay to Rampnol de Blaye the customary wages of this office.
29 October 1424 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation to [Saint-]André .
Inspeximus and confirmation of the letters patent of Henry V enrolled in the chancery rolls:
1 June 1416 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation .
Inspeximus and confirmation of letters patent of Henry IV :
11 April 1400 . Westminster .
Inspeximus and confirmation of letters patent of John of Gaunt :
15 October 1395 . Bordeaux .
Grant by John of Gaunt, Guyene duke of Guyenne and Lancastre Lancaster , to Johan Guibon, hospitaller of the hospital of Saint-André in the city of Bordeaux , and his successors, at Guibon's request, for the assistance of the poor of this hospital, to be exempted from paying any custom or issac at the castle of Bordeaux on 20 tuns coming from the hospital's vineyards. Gaunt orders his constable of Bordeaux to permit Guibon and his successors to enjoy this peacefully without impediment. 1
10 November 1424 . Westminster . For Bernat Angevin .
Appointment at the king's pleasure, with the advice and assent of the king's council, because of his good service to Henry V and the current king, of Angevyn Bernat Angevin as scribe of the court of Gascony with all its profits and emoluments. The king orders to the constable of the castle of Bordeaux, the mayor of Bordeaux and the officers and the others of the king's council in the duchy of Aquitaine to deliver him this office according to the king's letters. 1
- See the related entry entry 22 .
27 October 1424 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation to the hospital of Saint John [of Jerusalem] .
8 March 1348 . Westminster .
Grant to the Hospital Saint John of Jerusalem 2 of any right belonging to the king and duke, in all his possessions, on the possessions of any kind, present and future of the Hospital, so that the Hospital and his men be quit of service in the host, chevauchée, toll, justice etc. to the king, and any fine due to the king’s officers by the men of the Hospital is given to the Hospital who has cognizance over these men, with confirmation of the franchises and privileges of the Hospital in all the possessions of the king in his kingdom of England and overseas. Witnesses: S[ébrand Chabot], Lemovicensis bishop of Limoges , 3 , H[enri], Xanctonensis bishop of Saintes , 4 Rethun' Baudoin de Béthune , 5 Ferariis Walchelin de Ferrières , 6 Harecourt Robert [II] de Harcourt , 7 Gaufridus de Sei , Aimery [VII], 8 Thoardz vicomte of Thouars , Hugues le Brun , 9 Bellai de Mostrell , Jean [de Béthune], Duay prévôt of Douai , 10 Seffrid , 11 Cicestr' treasurer of Chichester . 12 By the hands of W[illiam Longchamp], Eliensis bishop of Ely , legate of the pope and king's chancellor .
Witnesses of the inspeximus and confirmation of Edward III : J[ohn de Stratford], Cantuar' archbishop of Canterbury , primate of all England , W[illiam Edington], Wynton' bishop of Winchester , king's treasurer , 13 , Henry [of Grosmont], earl of Lancaster , William de Bohun, Northampton earl of Northampton , 14 Thomas Wake of Liddell , 15 Meubray John de Mowbray , 16 Richard Talbot, 17 seneschal of the king's household . 18
- Act published in Calendar of the Charter Rolls, Vol. II. Henry III - Edward I, A.D. 1257-1300 (London, 1906), p. 374.
- The Order of the knights hospitaller.
- The initial R. is written in the Gascon Roll but is a mistake for the initial S. written in other copies. Bishop of Limoges (1179-1198).
- From 1190 to 1217.
- On him (d. 1211), see Duchesne, A., Histoire généalogique de la maison de Béthune (Paris, 1639), pp. 149-155
- A Norman baron (d. 1201) from the Ferrières family whose 'English' branch is called Ferrers (earls of Derby). The Gascon Roll has copied his name badly as Willelmus .
- Lord of Harcourt and Elbeuf (d. 1212).
- d. 1216.
- Hugues IX de Lusignan (d. 1219), called le Brun, lord of Lusignan and count of la Marche. The scribe of this Gascon Roll has mixed up his nickname and the forename of the next in the list: de Brymbellai
- Jean de Béthune (d. 1219), prévôt of the church Saint-Amé of Douai. Brother of Baudoin de Béthune also mentioned there among the witnesses. On him (d. 1211), see Duchesne, A., Histoire généalogique de la maison de Béthune (Paris, 1639), pp. 156-9.
- Wrongly named as Goffridus in this roll.
- Treasurer of Chichester from 1189, he was in Germany with Richard the Lionheart from July 1193 to January 1194. He died c. 1197-1198. See Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300 volume 5, Chichester, ed. D. E. Greenway, (London, 1996), p.17.
- Bishop of Winchester (1345-1366).
- First earl of Northampton (d. 1360).
- Second Baron Wake of Liddell (1297 – 31 May 1349).
- John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray (29 November 1310 – 4 October 1361).
- Second Baron Talbot (d. 1356).
- Since 1347.
5 November 1424 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation to [the hospital of] Saint-Jacques .
8 June 1400 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation .
Inspeximus and confirmation of the letters patent of Richard II :
22 November 1394 . Westminster .
8 May 1392 . Bordeaux .
Inspeximus by Artigia Mala Guilhem de Malartigue, keeper and executor of the seal and counter-seal for contracts of Bordeaux of the letters patent of Edward of Woodstock under his privy seal on red wax, in the common house ( domus communis ) of the Ombrière and in the court for the seal for contracts ( auditorium causarum curie nostre ). The witnesses are: Gervasii Bertran Gervais , Johannis Raulin Johan , clerks and notaries, Romundus, Castanh Ramon Castaing , Bernat de Quarteriis , serjeants of John of Gaunt, duke of Aquitaine and Lancaster .
3 April 1357 . Bordeaux .
Letters patent of Edward of Woodstock, prince of Wales , as king's lieutenant in Aquitaine . Confirmation to the prior and brothers of the hospital Saint-Jacques of Bordeaux of their exemption of customs, granted by former kings, paid in the castle of Bordeaux for their wine grown from their agrieres or tithes, even if sold to lay farmers, as the prior complained that the current constable did not respect this privilege.
- See the related entry entry in C 61/107 .
10 November 1424 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation for Bernat Angevin .
Inspeximus of the letters patent of John Radcliffe, seneschal of the duchy of Aquitaine, under the seal of his office:
7 November 1423 . Bordeaux .
Appointment for life with the advice of the king's council in Bordeaux, because of his good service to the late Henry V and the current king in their business in the duchy of Aquitaine, of Angevyn Bernat Angevin as scribe of the court of Gascony , to exercize this office with all its profits and emoluments, by himself or a suitable deputy, as he is often occupied in various king's business ( negocia ). Angevin or someone else in his name is often occupied in various king's business and peacefully hold this office, any other being removed from this office, and John Radcliffe orders to his lieutenant and to all the other king's officers and justices to deliver this office with its profits and emoluments to Angevin, notwithstanding any other order or objection. 1
- See the related entry entry 19 .
10 November 1424 . Westminster . For Bernat Angevin .
Grant, at the king's pleasure, of the office of scribe of the court of Gascony with its profits and emoluments to Bernat Angevin . As it has been shown in a hearing of the king's council that the office of scribe of the court of Gascony had been granted by royal letters, as long as they behave well in this office, to the last survivor of the two sons of Master Pey de Prieret , the late Priorete de Laurens de Prieret and to Pey de Prieret , his brother, but, after Laurens' death, Pey, knowing he was not able to occupy this office, appointed a deputy, without licence to do so, and received the emoluments and profits of this office; and Master Estèbe de Brosses, procurator fiscal of Aquitaine , has seized this office and he has sued Pey de Prieret and sentenced him to be deprived of this office and to return to the king this office's emoluments and profits which he had received unduly.
29 January 1425 . Westminster . Concerning general attorneys .
Letters of attorney in England for one year for Thomas Barneby, constable of Bordeaux , who is staying in the king’s service in the regions of Gascony, nominating Thomas Harford and Thomas Sutton alternately.
John Thoralby , clerk, received these attorneys until Barneby's return to England.
Concerning licence to transport wheat.
Licence granted to certain merchants of a ship of Bayonne called la Grace Dieu on which Fortuna, Lesperoine Fortaner de Lesperon is master, to buy, by themselves or their deputies, 40 quarters of wheat in Kent and Sussex for the supplying of Bayonne , and bring this wheat to this city. Order to all the sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, constables and the searchers ( scrutatores ) etc. to permit these merchants to do so without impediment, paying due customs, any king's order or proclamation against this notwithstanding, selling the quarter at Bayonne for a maximum price of 6 s. and 8 d. allocated to them for the freight, the travel and their costs.
- Extractus is written in the margin.
Licence granted to John Cherche, citizen and merchant of London , to buy 600 quarters of wheat in the county of Southampton , to load them in whatever port he wants and bring them to the kingdom of Portugal and the cities of Bordeaux and Bayonne . Order to all the admirals etc. to permit Cherche to do so without impediment, paying due customs.
- Extractus is written in the margin.
Licence granted to John Reynwell to buy 300 quarters of wheat in the county of Southampton and in Dorset , and load them in the port of Suthampton Southampton to brought them to Bordeaux or Bayonne for the victualling of these cities, sending in chancery authentic letters of disembarkment from one of these two cities before 25 December 1425.
- Extractus is written in the margin.
18 April 1425 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation to [Hugh] Spencer .
21 May 1414 . Leycestre Leicester .
Grant for life to Spenser Hugh Spencer of the office of bordenage ( bourdenagium ) of the city of Bordeaux 2 which has been returned to the king's hands by the death of Bertran de La Trau, kt , 3 to be held with its appurtenances in the same way as La Trau held it.
- The original act is in entry in C 61/115 .
- The keepership of the crossing ( custodia passagiorum et repassagiorum ) of pilgrims at Bordeaux across the river Gerunda Garonne otherwise called le bordenage .
- For the grants of this office to Bertran de La Trau, see entry in C 61/108 , entry in C 61/109 .
14 May 1425 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation to Macanan .
Inspeximus and confirmation, with the advice of the king's great council, of the letters patent of Henry V :
18 October 1414 . Westminster .
Inspeximus and confirmation of the letters patent of Henry IV: 1
14 May 1412 . Westminster
Grant to Maknam Ricart Macanan, burgess of the city of Bordeaux , because of the great losses he had recently suffered at sea on the king's carrack ( carraka ), 2 of the office of controtularia, Sanctus Elegius [controller] of the counter-roll of Saint-Éloi of Bordeaux to be held in the same way that the late Bard' Antonio di Bardi, esquire , held it. 3
Licence granted, at his supplication, to Geoffrey Freer to buy 200 quarters of wheat in Gloucestershire , to load them in whatever ports and to bring them to the city of Bordeaux or the towns of Bayonne and Lusshebon Lisbon . The king orders to all the admirals etc. to permit Freer to do it, paying due customs.
- Extractus is written in the margin.
22 June 1425 . Westminster . Concerning protection .
Letters of protection, with clause volumus, granted for one year to Dryver Raymond Driver, esquire , who is going into the king's service in the regions of Aquitaine in the company of Radclyf John Radcliffe, seneschal of Aquitaine and Fronsak captain of the castle of Fronsac , who is staying there for this castle's safeguard.
24 June 1425 . Westminster .
Letters of protection, with clause volumus, granted for one year to Dancastre William Doncaster of Derteford Dartford in Kant' Kent , ostler , who is going in the king's service into the regions of Aquitaine in the company of Radclyf John Radcliffe, seneschal of Aquitaine and Fronsak captain of the castle of Fronsac , who is staying there for this castle's safeguard.
26 June 1425 . Westminster .
Letters of protection, with clause volumus, granted for one year to Halle John Hall of Newebury Newbury , woolmonger , who is going in the king's service into the regions of Aquitaine in the company of Radclyf John Radcliffe, seneschal of Aquitaine and Fronsak captain of the castle of Fronsac , who is staying there for this castle's safeguard.
2 July 1425 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation to the [priory hospital of] Bardanac .
Inspeximus and confirmation of some enrolled letters patent of Henry V :
24 November 1413 . Bordeaux .
Creation of the Bardinac prior of Bardanac and his successors priors, because some trustworthy ecclesiastics have informed Beaufort about his good government of the priory hospital of Bardanac , 2 as burgess and citizen of the city of Bordeaux, permitting him to enjoy the franchises, liberties and customs owned by the burgesses and citizens of this city.
By K. and payment of half a mark to the hanaper.
- See the original entry entry in C 61/115 .
- 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).
8 July 1425 . Westminster .
Letters of protection, with clause volumus, granted for one year to Crumwell John Cromwell of Kyngeston super Hull Kingston upon Hull in Yorkshire , dyer , who is going in the king's service into the regions of Aquitaine in the company of Radclyf John Radcliffe, seneschal of Aquitaine and Fronsak captain of the castle of Fronsac , who is staying there for this castle's safeguard.
14 July 1425 . Westminster .
Letters of protection, with clause volumus, granted for one year to John Ludlowe of Worcestershire who is going in the king's service into the regions of Aquitaine in the company of Radclyf John Radcliffe, seneschal of Aquitaine and Fronsak captain of the castle of Fronsac , who is staying there for this castle's safeguard.
2 May 1425 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation to Libourne .
10 May 1401 . Westminster .
Grant in perpetuity, at the request of the Leiburnia mayor and jurats of Libourne that wine may be loaded in the port of Libourne on ships or barges without any tax as was accustomed and inspeximus and confirmation, by inspection of the chancery rolls of Richard II , of the letters patent of the latter:
17 March 1387 . Westminster .
Inspeximus and confirmation by Richard II , by council:
Inspeximus by Regis Johan Rey, prévôt of the Ombrière and Maderano Pey de Madéran, keeper of the seals , of several letters with seals of green, white or red wax hanging on silk cords, produced by Master Hélias Mat and Vitalis Arnaut Bidau , notaries, proctors of Libourne:
29 September 1270 . Vallis Viridis Vauvert .
28 July 1348 . Westminster .
Grant in perpetuity by Edward II to the burgesses of Libourne to be exempted of any new customs or maletot in the duchy on their wine or other commodities, paying ancient customs for wine loaded in Bordeaux and other customary taxes, according to the privileges granted by that king as they complained they did not have pay taxes for ther commodities brought in or out of Libourne. Wittnessed by W[illiam Edington], Wynton' bishop of Winchester , treasurer , Henry [of Grosmont], earl of Lancaster , Bello Campo, de Thomas Beauchamp, Warr' earl of Warwick , Master Offord John Ufford, dean of St Mary of Lincoln , chancellor , Ralph Stafford , Bartholomew Burgerssh , Richard Talbot, steward of the household . 3
3 February 1351 . Bordeaux .
Letters of John de Charnels, constable of Bordeaux and lieutenant of John de Chiverston, kt , seneschal of Aquitaine , sealed with red wax, granting to the prévôt and mayor of Libourne that the tax of one écu on each tun of wine loaded on a ship to be brought out of the duchy is without prejudice to the privileges of the burgesses of the town in the future, as Henry [of Grosmont], earl of Lancaster , the king's lieutenant and captain-general in the duchy , ordered such a tax to be paid until 5 June 1351, with the assent of nobles and non nobles of the duchy. 4
8 May 1358 . Westminster .
Letters of Edward III , sealed with white wax, by John Gravesby , ordering the seneschal of Gascony, the constable of Bordeaux and the prévôts of Libournia Libourne and Sanctus Emilianus Saint-Émilion not to permit the receivers of tolls to demand more than the customary taxes from the merchants, mariners and masters of ships of Libourne , Sancta Fides Sainte-Foy[-la-Grande] and Brageracum Bergerac , bringing wine on roads or down the rivers Dordon' Dordogne and Insula Isle , as the latter petitioned the king. 5
22 June 1341 . Tower of London .
Letters of Edward III , sealed with green wax:
- grant to the mayor, jurats and community of Libourne stones and sand unloaded between Burgum Bourg and Libourne from ships coming to Libourne, for building the town walls;
- interdiction of any building which impedes access to these walls;
- anybody from the king's allegiance bringing salt or other commodities to Libourne will have to unload it within the city walls and will be allowed to bring these items out of Libourne only if he cannot sell them in Libourne for a reasonable price;
- grant of the moats to the mayor and jurats. 6 .
8 June 1341 . Langley.
11 April 1341 . Bordeaux .
29 September 1270 . Vauvert .
Letters of Prince Edward , sealed with green wax on red and green silk:
- grant and confirmation a commune with all the accustomed privileges to the burgesses of the port of Leyborn' Libourne ;
- each year on the 21 July they will choose 12 jurats, who the day after will choose 2 good men ( probi homines ), and the seneschal, his lieutenant or the constable of Bordeaux will choose one of them on 23 July to be mayor for one year ;
- release of any tax on burgesses or on their goods remaining in, or going in or out of the town; release of any military service outside the dioceses of Bordeaux and Bazas ;
- release of any new customs in England , Ireland , Wales or Scotland ;
- every member of the commune will contribute to the common expenses according to assessment by the mayor and jurats;
- no destrain for debts in the king's allegiance, except as debtors or pledgers, when the burgesses are willing to answer in the court of the mayor. 8
25 May 1355 . Westminster .
10 May 1354 . Reula La Réole .
14 August 1346 . Bergerac .
Letters of Henry [of Grosmont], earl of Lancaster and Derbey Derby , the king's lieutenant and captain general in Aquitaine and Lingua occitana Languedoc , approving the taxes (on the sale of salt, rivagium , lecturagium , the toll on fish and other commodities, the tax on bakers stalls, on brokers) perceived by the mayor and jurats, at their request, for the defence of the town to this date and for the future until completion of the city walls, with towers, machicolation, barbicans and moats. 10
27 May 1356 . Bordeaux .
Grant by Edward [of Woodstock], eldest son of the king of England and France, prince of Wales, duke of Cornwall and earl of Chester, considering their past and present service and weighing their losses and expense suffered in the Gascon War, and that their town was founded on such land that within their jurisdiction for half a Gascon league and more, because of the poor land, corn and vines will not germinate and produce fruit with the fertility they need, which as a result the prince's forebears gave them the ancient liberty of trading salt, enriching and supporting their livelihoods as follows: namely that from the place called le Bec Dambes Bec d'Ambès to Libourne, and not from Libourne to Brageriacum Bergerac , salt could not be sold or unloaded except in Libourne, and at the two fairs at the feasts of Saint-Vincent at the town of Burgum Bourg . The prince makes known that he approves the petition of the mayor, jurats and inhabitants of Libourne, and allow them to use salt as above. No-one is to contravene this order. 11
16 March 1397 . Westminster .
Inspeximus and confirmation by Richard II :
5 February 1358 . Westminster .
Inspeximus and confirmation by Edward III :
28 May 1356 . Bordeaux .
- tax on wine, salt, corn, cloth and other commodities, sold, loaded or measured in the town, to be taken for 30 years by two good men appointed by the mayor and jurats, for building the town walls and other necessities;
- inquiry by two good men (chosen by the king, the prince or their officiers) about the houses or plots of land held in the town from the king;
- grant in perpetuity to the mayor and jurats of cognizance of weights and measures, except for coin;
- confirmation of agreements ( pactiones, conventiones ) between Libourne and Saint-Émilion that no ship may load wine or other commodities in the port of Pierrefite 12 or in any other place in the district of Saint-Émilion or to bring them elsewhere than to Libourne, except wine grown in the lands of the burgesses of Saint-Émilion ;
- as there is no sea coast between Solacum Soulac and Talamo Talmont and Libourne and further up the river, nobody having any claim to wreck( naufragium ) of wine or other goods. 13
7 May 1356 . Bordeaux
Same letters of the Prince of Wales, as above under the same date.
31 March 1357 . Bordeaux .
Letters of Edward [of Woodstock], prince of Wales , the king's lieutenant in the duchy of Aquitaine, granting, at the request of the mayor and jurats, three fairs of 15 days each year, on Martinmas, at the beginning of Lent, and on St Nicholas day in May, if there are no such fairs at the same dates in Saint-Émilion or in other neighbouring towns. 14
By p.s. and payment of 40 s. to the hanaper.
- For earlier confirmations of Richard II and Henry IV, see entry in C 61/99 and entry in C 61/108 .
- See Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , I (Bordeaux, 1845), p. 350.
- See Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , t. I, pp. 363-4.
- See Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , vol. I, p. 364.
- See Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , t. I, pp. 366-7.
- For the original grant, see entry in C 61/53 . See also Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , t. I, pp. 36, 358-9.
- See Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , vol. I, pp. 35-36.
- For the original grant, see entry in C 61/53 . See Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , vol. I, pp. 349-350.
- See Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , vol. I, pp. 40-41, 361-2.
- See Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , vol. I, pp. 43-7, 372-3.
- Port on the Dordogne, near the Saint-Émilion district, Faravel, S. 'Saint-Émilion et la Mer', in La fabrique d'une ville, Saint-Émilion au Moyen Âge , ed. F. Boutoulle, D. Barraud and J.-L. Piat Aquitania (Pessac, 2011), pp. 363-72.
- See Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , vol. I, pp. 373-5.
- See Guinodie, R. Histoire de Libourne , vol. I, pp. 43-7, 375-6.
For Bérart de Lamothe, kt.
1 July 1425 . Westminster .
Order to David [de Montferrand], archbishop of Bordeaux , Fuxo, de Gaston de Foix, count of Longueville , and Johan de Gramont, kt , executors of the will of the late Favars Menaut de Habas, kt , to permit without impediment to la Mote Bérart de Lamothe, kt , son of the late Guilhem-Arnaut de Lamothe 1 to peacefully have the castle , lordship and town of Lengon Langon as his father had it by hereditary right with its prévôté, house ( hospicium ), mills, tolls and revenues when the Armaniacum count of Armagnac 2 took it; 3 then it had been taken by Henry V's liege men and remained within his obedience. And as Guilhem-Arnaut was impeded, Henry V granted him by his letters patent confirmed by Henry VI on 2 March 1423 to have Langon as he held it before the count of Armagnac. 4 And on 2 March 1423, the current king has ordered Menaut de Habas, 5 who was unlawfully occupying the lordship and town of Langon to the detriment of Guilhem-Arnaut de Lamothe, to return them to Lamothe and to permit him to enjoy them according to the king's letters, but Menaut and Guilhem-Arnaut died before the execution of this order.
Same as above
Order to the king's liege men, captain of the castle of Langon , and the prévôt, burgesses and inhabitants of the lordship and town of Langon to deliver Langon with its appurtenances to Bérart de Lamothe or his deputy, obey and attend him, and permit him to enjoy it peacefully according to the king's letters.
Same as above
Order to the seneschal of Aquitaine and the constable of the castle of Bordeaux to deliver the castle , lordship and town of Langon to Bérart de Lamothe or his deputy, remove all the unlawfull owners, and protect and defend Bérart in its possession. 1
- This order was not implemented. Johan de Habas , son of Menaut de Habas, still held Langon against the interestes of Bérart de Lamothe in 1437. See Archives Historiques de la Gironde , vol. 16, pp. 240-241, n° CLVIII (14 April 1437).
1425 . Westminster . Concerning confirmation .
Inspeximus and confirmation of some enrolled letters patent of Edward II :
1 June 1316 . Westminster .
Grant in perpetuity to the Sanctus Macarius consuls of the town of Saint-Macaire to remain annexed to the crown of England and not to be granted to anybody else except to the king's eldest son and heir. 1
1 June 1342 . Westminster .
The king confirms the letters patent of his father Edward II annexing Saint-Macaire to the crown of England.
1 June 1342 . Westminster .
Confirmation to the jurats and community of Saint-Macaire of the franchises, privileges, liberties and customs granted by the king and his ancestors as kings of England.
28 July 1348 . Westminster .
Grant to the consuls and inhabitants of Saint-Macaire and their successors that the wine growing within one league around their town be freed of any toll and custom in the city of Bordeaux , and their wine growing outside this league pay the same toll and custom as those of Agenais and the regions of Toulouse pay, on pain of forfeiture of their liberties if they sell any other wine.
2 July 1350 . Westminster .
Appointment, at the king's pleasure, of Stretele Hugh de Streatley 2 as captain of castellany of Saint-Macaire with the high resort ( altum dominium ) together with the issues of the castellany, as the burgesses and worthy men of Saint-Macaire have supplicated the king to appoint Streatley, already captain of Saint-Macaire, for life since they feared a great danger for the town if it was entrusted to a [local Gascon] baron since barons were always wedging war against each other. 3
... July 1350 . Westminster .
Damaged entry probably confirming the annexation of Saint-Macaire to the crown of England.
- Act published in the Rôles Gascons IV, ed. Y. Renouard (Paris-London, 1962), p. 478, no. 1639.
- He was probably a relative of Master John Streatley, the constable of Bordeaux at this time.
- A part of this entry is missing, but it is fully legible in C 61/62, m. 5.