Family:Whitney, Walter de (fl. 1303)

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Walter de Whytene's Locations

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Walter de Whitney, parentage unknown, flourished 1303.

"Walter de Whytene" was mentioned in the Close Rolls as having brought suit in 1303.[1] The location "Kyngeston-on-Hul" was mentioned, though Walter's actual location is as yet unknown.

Sept. 4
To the bailiffs of Boston. Whereas the king lately - at the prosecution of Adam de Barton, suggesting that John, duke of Brabant, is bound by his letters obligatory to him and Robert de Lyndeseye, Henry de Wystede, and Walter de Beverlay in divers sums of money, which he ought to have paid to them long ago and which he has refused to pay - ordered the bailiffs to arrest all goods and wares of merchants of the duke's land and power found in that town, and to cause them to be kept safely until the said merchants should be satisfied for their debts or until otherwise ordered; and afterwards the king, because he was given to understand that the bailiffs had arrested cloth and other wares of John de Fount, merchant of Brabant, to the value of 63l., ordered them to certify him as to this arrest, and they have signified to him that they have arrested goods of the said John to the value of 63l. at the suit of Walter de Whytene, who prosecuted the matter on behalf of the said Adam, Robert, Henry and Walter; and it appears to the king by the duke's said letters that the duke is indebted to Adam, Robert, Henry and Walter in 200l. 6s. 6d., towards which he caused goods and wares of merchants of the duke's power to be arrested at Kyngeston-on-Hul to the value of 137l. 6s. 6d., and delivered to the said merchants : the king, wishing to satisfy them for the remaining 63l., orders the bailiffs to cause the cloth and goods aforesaid thus arrested to be delivered to Adam, Robert, Henry and Walter, according to the valuation thereof made by the bailiffs or one to be made again in the presence of John de Pount, if he demand it, in full satisfaction of the said 200l. 6s. 6d., taking first from them security that they will answer for the cloth and goods to those who may wish to speak against them in the king's court concerning them.


1. ^  Calendar of the close rolls ...: preserved in the Public record ..., Volume 19, p. 52.

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