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There is associated evidence for murage, dated 1382, concerning Thomas Restwold (a complaint by Esmond (Edmund) de Tettesworth (Tetsworth)).

Petitioners: Esmond (Edmund) de Tettesworth (Tetsworth).
Addressees: King and council.
Places mentioned: Rye, {Sussex}.
Other people mentioned: Thomas Restwold; Richard de Scrop (Scrope), chancellor; Hugh de Segrave, treasurer.
Nature of request: Tettesworth recounts that the King granted him for life the bailiwick of the town of Rye for £17 yearly, and granted Restwold a patent of the farm of the bailiwick for 8 years, for which term the petitioner agreed to pay Restwold £4 yearly, whereon he made a statute of the staple of £60 to Restwold. Afterwards, at the petition of the good men of Rye in aid of the murage and enclosing of the town, the lords of the council took the town out of the petitioner's hand, promising he would owe nothing to Restwold, and yet Restwold has sued writs in the Chancery on the statute. The petitioner requests that he be granted a writ of supersedeas of the said writs until the day of their return, and if the council then judges that the amount of the statute, or any part of it, is due, the petitioner will pay it.
Endoresment: This bill was granted by the council.

Primary Sources
National Archive SC 8/215/10748

Dated on the guard to c. 1382 since Tettesworth was appointed for life to the bailiwick of Rye in 1381 (CPR 1381-5, p. 16) and the letters patent granting him the same bailiwick were revoked in 1382 (CFR 1377-83, p. 290). (National Archive note)

Record created by Philip Davis. This record created 24/02/2009. Last updated on 19/01/2013. First published online 9/01/2013.

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