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Petitioners: Roger Northburgh, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Name(s): …

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SC 8/16/763

Petitioners: Roger Northburgh, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.
Name(s): Northburgh, Roger
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.

CPR 1327-1330, p.318 is dated at Clipstone in Sherwood, 29 August 1328. The confirmation of the grant, made to the petitioner by Edward II (CPR 1324-1327, p. 252) is dated at Kenilworth, 20 March 1326.
[c. 1328]
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Former references:
in its original department:   Parliamentary Petition 1337
Legal status:
Public Record
Publication note:
Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw II, vol. V, 1324-1327 p.252 (confirmation to petitioner of grant of advowsons made to his predecessor) Calendar of Patent Rolls, Edw III, vol. I, 1327-1330 p.318 (presentation of William la Zouche to the church of Chesterton) Rotuli Parliamentorum; ut et Petitiones, et Placita in Parliamento, vol. II, Edw III p.400a-b (no.123) (full edition of original petition)

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