Herefordshire Record Office
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Close Rolls 15th century
24 October 1405. To the Escheator in Herefordshire and the march of Wales adjacent. Order to remove the king’s hand and meddle no further with the castle and a moiety of the lordship of Ewyas Lacy of Elizabeth Despenser, delivering to her any issue thereof taken; as lately the king ordered the escheator to certify in chancery the cause whereof he took the said castle and moiety into the king’s hand, and he returned that so he did because of the rebellion of the tenants; and proclamation was made divers times in chancery for any who would give the king or council or serjeants at law information whereof his hand should not be removed, and when no man appeared, by advice of the justices, serjeants at law and others of the council learned in the law it was determined that they should be removed.
[Calendar of Close Rolls, Henry IV (1405-1409, p7-8)]
In typescript records of ancient documents relating to Herefordshire; Vol 15, p22.