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Calendar of the Patent Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office: Henry VI: 16 October 1454

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Date: 16 Oct 1454 to 16 Oct 1454
Location: Westminster, Middlesex, Englandmap
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Calendar of the Patent Rolls preserved in the Public Record Office; Henry VI. Vol. 6. A.D. 1452-1461; p.210-211

Oct. 16.

Whereas Philip, duke of Burgundy, at the request of certain his subjects injured touching their ships, goods and merchandise by Robert Cave and his accomplices, subjects of the king, contrary to the truce between the king and duke, caused all goods, merchandise and debts of any merchants of England then in Flanders to be arrested and taken into his hands; and afterwards it was concluded by John de Dudley, knight, and Master Thomas Kent, late ambassadors of the king, and certain commissaries and deputies of the duke, that the sum of 16,000 saluts, amounting to 4,000 marks of English money, should be paid to the duke for restitution and for the discharge of the said goods, merchandise and debts of the king's said merchants; which sum the mayor and society of merchants of the staple of Calais paid to the duke by ordinance of the said ambassadors, to avoid greater evil; and though the king by letters patent dated 7 June, 29 Henry VI, granted, by advice and assent of the lords spiritual and temporal in parliament, to William Broun, John Pygot, John Pulter, Richard Prodhome, William Prodhome, William Fyldyng, William Elyngton, Thomas Gilberde, John Oxton, Robert Symmes, Simon Reyner, William Lewes, John Selby, Willliam Turvey, John Thorp, Richard Helperby, John Broun, William Wygstone, Richard Sapcote, William Judde, John Page, Richard Sharpe, William Hichecok, William Trafford, Nicholas Mattok, and James Waryn, merchants of the said society, that they should ship in the port of Ipswich as many sacks and cloves of wool and woolfells, whereof the subsidies should amount to 1000 marks beyond the 20s. of subsidy thereon appointed for Calais, and carry the same to Calais, in full payment of the 1000 marks of the said loan, without payment of any subsidy beyond the said 20s., yet the said sum of 1000 marks still remains due, and 133l. 15s. 1½d. thereof pertain to John Pygot and Thomas Pygot :- the king, wishing payment to be made according to an act in the last parliament made on the petition of the mayor and merchants of the staple by advice and assent of the lords spiritual and temporal therein, has granted to the said John and Thomas Pygot that they may ship in the said port as many sacks and cloves of wool and woolfells, whereof the subsidies would amount to 133l. 15s. 1½d. and carry the same to Calais, as above [p.209].

The like to the following merchants of the staple in payment of the following sums in the following ports :-

William Broun, John Selby and William Turvey, 49l. 10s. 10½d. - Boston
John Goldsmyth and James Goldsmyth, 77l. 15s. 4½d. - Boston
William or John Judde, alias Jugge, 53l. 12s. 5d. - Boston
Richard Finey, 57l. 2s. 11d. - London
Robert White, 165l. 17s. 6½d. - London
William Stokton and Richard Lematon, 113l. 15s. 10½d. - Kyngeston upon Hull
John Feld, Richard Sely and Richard Bowell, 152l. 10s. 2d. - London
John Tate, 66l. 4s. 11¼d. - London

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