Infrastructure 1341-1350

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  • T1343 A: Action to clean up the way between the city of London and Westminster Palace because of the horrible corruption of the air. [1] rcp

H1347A: Inquest as to impediments and diversions on the River Lea. [2]

T1347 A: Huntingdonshire. (Original presentment: [3]) The abbot of Sawtry had demonstrated to the king that he was not obliged to repair Tarsdardesbrigg. Nevertheless, it was presented that he was and he was thus distrained. The matter was thus sent for final determination to chancery. [4] rcp

T1347 B: Rex v. Abbot of Westminster for repair of the bridge of Pershore. [5], [6]; [7], [8], [9] rcp; whether the men of Pershore are also liable: [10], [11], [12], [13], [14], [15] rcp

E1348 A: Recital of a presentment in M 12 Edward III that the Abbot of Eynsham, Henry de Bokesworth, and Robert le Bustler knight held divers land burdened with the repair of the bridge in Cambridge when necessary; the process thereafter. [16], [17], [18], [19] rcp

T1348 A: Huntingdonshire. Rex v. Abbot of Sawtry. Repair to the bridge of Tarsdardesbr(idge?). [20]

T1348 B: Cambridgeshire. Rex v. Abbot of Eynsham, Henry de Bokes(---), Robert Busteler knight, John de Coupland parson of Ellesworth, John de Ellesworth of Coleville, Thomas Chamberleyn, Richard de Grantsete, George de Brumpton, Hugh son of Simon, Henry Alvene for the repair of the bridge of Cambridge. [21], [22], [23], [24](two enrollments), [25], [26], [27] rcp

T1348 C: Yorkshire. Rex v. Abbot of Fountains and Prior of Wartre concerning the cleaning and enlargment of the ditches that drain water into the Ouse. [28]

M1348 A: Yorkshire. Presentment that the Prior of Durham and fishermen at Hemingbrough put piles into the Ouse so that the Ouse became dangerous to navigate. [29]

M1348 B: Yorkshire. Presentment about the obstructions for fishing on the River Ouse at Reedness. [30]

M1348 C: Yorkshire. Presentment about a causeway in Freshingham that the Abbot of Thornton obstructed but was obliged to repair and sustain. Abbot confessed and made fine with the king. [31]

M1348 D: Yorkshire. Presentment about repair of the bridge of Selby against Rober Etlaf and others. [32]. rcp; [33] rcp

H1349 A: Yorkshire. It had been presented that a course forty feet wide should be kept clear in the Ouse for the passage of ships to and from York and that William de Aton knight had obstructed the Ouse with nets and pilons. Aton claimed and a jury confirmed that he and his predecessors lords of Bartleby had always had pilons and nets in the Ouse and that the hip passage was on the river by the archbishop's land because of the depth there. [34] rcp

H1349 B: Yorkshire. Presented that Master Richard de Eryum late canon of St Peters, York, while alive gave Ralph de Drayton parson of Skelton 100s for the repair of a certain bridge of Neusom over the River Wisk in Northallerton and Great Smitheton, the common passage between York and Newcastle upon Tyne. The bridge is now so broken down that no one can walk or ride it, but Drayton has retained the 100s for six years. Drayton confessed that he still had the money, so he is distrained by all his lands to spend the whole 100s on repair of the bridge and to make fine with the fine. [35]

H1349 C: Yorkshire. Presented that the archbishop of York was obstructing the River Ouse at his lordship at Cawood. [36]

E1349 A: Lincolnshire. Presented that Ralph Daubenay chivaler, John de Multon chivaler, Hugh de Normanton and the town of Saxilby with members are obliged to repair the west end of Hathaybridge bridge. [37], [38] rcp

E1349 B: Lincolnshire. Presented that the abbot of Revesby holds 120 acres of land, meadow and pasture in the towns of Sibsey and Stikeney from the gift and feoffment of William de Rumare late earl of Lincoln beore the time of memory for the repair and sustenance of the bidge North Dike and the causeway of Sibsey. It is now out of repair. Under Henry III a similar presentment was countered by the plea that the abbey was not obliged to repair the bridge and causeway but had only done so voluntarily and that they held no lands for the service. A jury so confirmed. The abbot now presented an exemplication of that procedure dated 2 Edward III, and the abbot was thus quit. [39]

E1349 C: Lincolnshire. Presented that the abbot of Louth Park was obliged to repair a royal road called "The Causeway"; the abbot presented an exemplification of a previous presentment in which he had been acquitted. [40]

E1349 D: Lincolnshire. Presentment that the abbot of Crowland obstructed a sewer called Shephee that benefitted Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Huntingdonshire. [41]. In detail: [42] rcp

M1349 A: Middlesex. In 1346 it was presented that the royal road between Tothill and Almorigate in Westminster is so filthy that the king and the people cannot travel on it, to the nuisance of the king and the countryside. Roger Belet and Richard de Abyndon are held to repair the road to Tothill toward their houses up to the middle to the road. Roger denied the obligation. A jury returned that he was not obliged nor had his ancestors been so obligated. Richard confessed that he is obliged. [43]

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