May 7

 

King’s Bench 27/477 m. 58 d


Memorandum quod Cecilia Chaumpaigne filia quondam Willelmi Chaumpaigne & Agnetis uxoris eius die lune proximo ante festum pentecostes isto eodem termino coram domino Rege in propria persona sua venit & profert hic in curia quoddam scriptum quod cognoscit esse factum suum & pecit illud irrotulari & irrotulatur in hec verba—Noverint universi per presentes me Ceciliam Chaumpaigne filiam quondam Willelmi Chaumpaigne & Agnetis uxoris eius remisisse relaxasse & omnino pro me & heredibus meis imperpetuum quietum clamasse Galfrido Chaucer armigero omnimodas acciones tam de feloniis transgressionibus compotis debitis quam aliis accionibus quibuscumque quas erga dictum Galfridum unquam habui habeo seu quovismodo habere potero a principio mundi usque in diem confeccionis presencium In cuius rei testimonium presentibus sigillum meum apposui Hiis testibus domino Willelmo de Beauchamp’ tunc camerario domini Regis domino Johanne Clanvowe domino Willelmo de Nevylle militibus & aliis Datum Londonie primo die maij anno regni Regis Ricardi secundi post conquestum tercio.


Let it be remembered that Cecilia Chaumpaigne daughter of the late William Chaumpaigne and Agnes his wife on the Monday closest before the Feast of Pentecost in this same term came before the Lord King in her own person and put forward here in the court a certain written document which she recognized as being her own deed and requested that it be enrolled and it is enrolled in these words—Let all know through the present things that I Cecily Chaumpaigne daughter of the late William Chaumpaigne and his wife Agnes have remitted, released, and entirely quitclaimed on behalf of myself and my heirs in perpetuity Geoffrey Chaucer, esq., all manner of actions either related to felonies, trespasses, accounts, debts, or whatever other actions that I ever had, have, or any I could have against the said Geoffrey from the beginning of the world down to the day of making the present things. In testimony of which situation I have apended my seal to the present things. With these witnesses, Sir William Beauchamp, then Chamberlain of the Lord King, Sir John Clanvowe, Sir William Neville, knights, and others. Given in London on the first day of May in the third year of the reign of King Richard II after the Conquest.



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