Petitioners: Roger Northburgh, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Name(s): …
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|Petitioners:||Roger Northburgh, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.|
|Addressees:||King and council.|
|Occupation:||Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield|
|Nature of request:||The bishop of Coventry and Lichfield states that King Edward, the king's father, gave his predecessor, and his successors, the advowsons of Chesterton and Worfield, in exchange for the manor of Greenford, which he gave the king, and that the present king brought a writ of Quare impedit against Roger, that he should allow him to present a suitable parson to the church of Chesterton. A plea has been pleaded as far as judgment, but the justices of the Common Bench are delaying in rendering judgment, although the king has often sent writs to them to do so. He requests that the king send a writ to the justices that they are fully to allow his predecessor's charter for the advowsons, and to render judgment.|
|Nature of endorsement:||He is to have a writ to the Justices of the Bench, that they are to proceed to judgment with the speed which according to the law etc. And if there should be some difficulty preventing them from doing this, they are to inform the council about this in the present parliament.|
|Places mentioned:||Chesterton, [Warwickshire]; Worfield, [Shropshire]; Greenford, [Middlesex].|
|People mentioned:||Edward [II], King of England; Walter [Langton], Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.|
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