2.7: Order Forms

Order to make an appointment.

Entry 33

16 October 1327. Sheen.

Order to Edward of Windsor, duke of Aquitaine, earl of Chester, count of Ponthieu and Montreuil, son of the king, to deliberate with his council about the grant of the baylie of Saint-Emilion in the duchy to Bertran de Segur. If this may be done without prejudice to himself, then he should grant them to Segur for the term of three years, paying as much as was customarily paid before the war between the king of France and the king. Segur has requested the grant of the baylies for a six-year term, paying the constable of Bordeaux the farm established there, and the king wishes them to be granted for Segur's good service.

Order to provide information.

Entry 3

15 March 1331. Westminster. For certification.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to obtain fuller information about the complaint of Arnaut de Durfort, kt, and certify under the king’s seal used in the duchy of what he is able to find, sending it together with this writ. Lately, in recompense for the damage that Durfort had sustained in the time of Edward II, late king of England, the king’s father in the wars in the duchy, and for his good service which he did to the king and his father, and in future will do, the king granted him in relief of his estate, and so that he could continue in the king’s service. Afterwards, by the assent of the prelates, earls and barons and others assembled in parliament at Westminster in the 5th year of the reign, the king granted Durfort 500m.st. of land and rent in the duchy, in place of the 300l., to be held by Durfort and his heirs forever. He accepts, however, that the property has not been delivered to Durfort, to his damage and manifest prejudice for which he requests remedy and the king wants to be certified of the reason why this has not been done.

By p.s.


Order to make delivery.

Entry 11

5 March 1317. Westminster. For Bidau de Glayrac.

Order to the seneschal of Gascony to deliver to Bidau de Glayrac the Isle of Walay granted to him by the king by 1 as long as the grant is not to the damage or harm of the city.


Orders to make a payment.

Entry 36

21 June 1324. Shotley. For Sénebrun, lord of Lesparre.

Order to the constable of Bordeaux to account with Sénebrun, lord of Lesparre, for his wages and compensation for horses, and pay him what he is owed from the issues of the duchy of Aquitaine as quickly as he can. If this is not sufficient, then it should be paid from the money the king is sending to those parts. He is to receive from the lord of Lesparre any letters and bills of his, and his letters of acquittance, by which the constable can have due allowance in his account.

Orders to do justice.

Example 1

Entry 42

21 June 1325. Shotley. For Pey Camparian.

Order to Oliver de Ingham, seneschal of Gascony, to do full and speedy justice to Pey Camparian, citizen of the city of Bordeaux, following the allegations made by Johan de la Treve, as ought to be done according to the fors and customs of the city. This is notwithstanding any order to the contrary sent to the seneschal on Treve’s behalf . Camparian has sought a remedy from the king since, by the allegation of Treve, who is Camparian’s notorious enemy, he was arrested and imprisoned by the seneschal. Despite many requests for his release in accordance with the fors and customs of the city, the seneschal has delayed proceeding because of letters from the king to the seneschal which have been obtained by false allegations, and the king wishes that justice be done.

By K., and it was examined by the council in the last parliament.

Example 2

Entry 58

12 June 1331. Dover. For hearing the complaint of Pélegrin de Guerre.

Order to the mayor, jurats and hundred peers of the city of Bayonne to hear the complaint of Pélegrin de Guerre of Bayonne concerning the loss of his ship and of the corn and victuals with which it was loaded, and summon the parties, and do full and speedy justice to Guerre so that the king does not hear of that complaint again. Guerre complained that ... and he has requested remedy.

By K., and it was examined by the council in the last parliament.