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ROBERT WESENHAM
1
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Sawtry 7 Sept 1400
He held the manor of Conington with half the advowson of the king in chief of the honour of Huntingdon by knight service, annual value £16 apart from a rent of 40s. which he granted to John Bilney for life on 23 April last. He died on 9 August last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 13 years and more.
[C 137/1, no. 1 missing]
E 149/73, no. 2


THOMAS LORD LE DESPENSER
2
Writ 26 Feb. 1400.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Rotherfield 15 April
He held the manor of Rotherfield of the king in chief by knight service. There are the site, annual value nil; 64 a. arable at 3d., 16s.; 80 a. pasture at 2d., 13s.4d.; 56 a. nil because marsh and scrub (buschaill); 20 a. meadow of rushes in various places at 8d., 13s.4d.; 1 chase, number of acres unknown, nil because maintaining the enclosure costs annually £6 beyond the profits; 1 watermill 66s.8d.; site of fulling mill, nil because totally destroyed; assize rents of free tenants and villeins £32 payable at the four principal terms by equal parts; various customary works £6 2s.2d., comprising at Candlemas 45s., at Lady Day 7s.6d., at Easter 22s.6d., at Midsummer 15s., and at Michaelmas 32s.2d., from which by the ancient custom of the manor the reeve has 5s. yearly, the beadle 4s.; the custom called ‘swonswyne’, the tenants rendering £6 13s. at Martinmas; another custom called ‘Andrewesreve’ at the feast of St. Andrew 50s.; the profits of the fair at the feast of St. Dennis 5s.; view of frankpledge held after Easter and Michaelmas £6; pleas and perquisites of the court nil beyond expenses; a place called Eridge in the aforesaid enclosed chase nil because imparked and occupied by game, which park is called ‘Newepark’; another park in the same chase called Hamsell nil because occupied by game. There is a master forester but how much he takes daily is unknown; 1 ranger takes 2d. daily, 60s.8d.; 1 chamberlain, 3 foresters, 2 parkers, 1d. each, £9; 1 forester in the chase in the park on Waterdown 1 1/2d., 45s. [sic. Total annual value from E 357/14, m.2: £58 19s.6d.]. William Brenchesle, knight, and his parceners hold a quarter of a knight’s fee in Frant by suit of court there. Thomas le Despenser died on 13 Jan. last. Richard his son and next heir was aged 3 years on 30 Nov. last. [Cf. CIM VII, no. 487 (1414)].
C 137/1, no. 2
E 152/363


JOHN DE LYLLEBURN, KNIGHT
3
Writ 13 Nov. 1399.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 23 April 1400
He held: Belford and Easington, half the manors, in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual values 50s. and 6s.8d., and no more these days because of destruction by the Scots. Shawdon, the manor with half the vill of Glanton, jointly with Margaret his wife, of Thomas Gray, knight, of the barony of Wark by knight service, annual value 6s.8d., and no more for the same reason. Lilburn, the manor, of the same Thomas Gray and the same barony, worth nothing annually for the same reason. Beanley, the manor, in his demesne as of fee of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, of the barony of Earl Patrick by the service of 12 marks yearly, annual value 40s. He died on 5 Nov. last. Henry his son and next heir is aged 14 years and more.
C 137/1, no. 3A


HENRY DE HETON, KNIGHT
4
Writ 28 Jan. 1400.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Alnwick 23 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee: Chillingham, the manor, of Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, of the barony of Vescy by knight service, annual value £20. Hartley, half the vill with the appurtenances called Brierdene, of Richard de Arundell, knight, of the barony of Gaugy by knight service, annual value £20. Long before he died he granted to Henry de Bynkfelde a rent of 26s.8d. from these lands for life, and a similar rent to William Halywell for life. Tritlington, a certain waste place so called, of Richard de Arundell of the barony of Muschamp, annual value 4 marks. He died on 1 Nov. last. William his son and heir was aged 6 years and more at Easter last.
5
Writ 10 Feb. 1400.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 23 April
He held in his demesne as of fee: Brierdene, the manor and half the vill of Hartley, by knight service in accordance with a grant of Edward II by letters patent confirmed by Edward III [CPR 1317–21, pp.310–11, 15 Feb. 1319; 1330–4, p.565] to Thomas de Heton and his heirs male, annual value £20. Bamburgh, 8 burgages, of the king in burgage by a rent of 8d., annual value 26s.8d. Chillingham, the manor and castle, of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, of the barony of Vescy by knight service, annual value £20. Hartley, 1 husbandland, of the lord of Seaton Delaval by knight service, annual value 20s. Alnwick, 24 a., of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, by a rent of 12d., annual value 40d. Tritlington, a certain place so called, of Richard de Arundell of the barony of Muschamp in socage, annual value 4 marks. Doxford, 1 husbandland, of Richard de Arundell of the barony of Gaugy in socage, annual value 6s.8d. Heathpool. 2 cottages and 1 husbandland, of Lord Darcy of the barony of Muschamp in socage, annual value 6d. He died on 25 Oct. last. William his son and next heir is aged 6 years and more.
C 137/1, no. 4


THOMAS NEWETON
6
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 28 Feb 1400
Thomas Neweton, late citizen and mercer of London, held nothing in Cambridgeshire. He died on 7 Feb. 1399. John Revel of Fowlmere is his kinsman and next heir, being the son of Philip, son of Sarah, daughter of William, brother of Thomas, father of John, his father, aged 26 years and more.
E 149/73, no. 3


THOMAS SHELLE, KNIGHT
7
Writ 17 March 1400.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Louth 4 April
He held the manor of Brackenborough, which Thomas Missenden and Isabel his wife gave by a fine of Edward III [CP 25(1) 141/132, no. 1] to Edmund Missenden son of Thomas, Juliana his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas. They had issue Bernard who is under age in the king’s ward. Edmund died, and Thomas Shelle married Juliana who survives him. He had no other rights in the manor. He died on 21 Jan. [Wednesday after the octave of Hilary] last. Brackenborough manor, except for 6 a. in Kelstern, is held of the heirs of John Beaumond by knight service, and the heirs hold it of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £18. The 6 a. are held of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 12d. Who is his next heir is unknown as he died without heirs of his body. [Cf. CIM VII, no. 53].
C 137/1, no. 5, mm.1, 2
E 149/74, no. 4, m.1
8
Writ, plenius certiorari, on petition of Juliana, his widow, that various manors in various counties which she held long before her marriage to Thomas Shelle, both jointly with her former husband, Edmund Missenden, and also in dower, were wrongly taken into the king’s hands on account of Thomas’s forfeiture, and the king wishes justice to be done. 2 July 1400.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 5 July
He held the manors of Quainton and Great Missenden in right of his wife Juliana, who holds for life and one year more, by the grant of Bernard Brokas, knight, senior, and Walter Cranford, made long before her marriage; and after her death they should descend to the heirs of Edmund Missenden, knight, her former husband. Quainton is held of the prince [of Wales] of the honour of Wallingford by rent of a rose, annual value £20; Great Missenden of the earl of Stafford by a rent of 5s., annual value £20. He died on 28 Jan. [Wednesday before the Purification]. [Cf. CPR 1399–1402, p.154; CIM VII, no. 62].
C 137/19, no. 73
9
Similar writ 8 July 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Stockbridge 22 Sept
He held the manor of Farleigh Wallop jointly with Juliana his wife, [formerly the wife of Edmund Missenden], owing to the minority of Bernard, son and heir of Edmund Mussendene, knight, because Bernard Brocas and Juliana had custody of Edmund’s lands by grant of Richard II [CPR 1391–6, p.575] until the full age of Bernard, but how or in what form they were granted is unknown. The manor is worth £10 annually, but whether held of the king in chief or of the duchy of Lancaster is also unknown. Thomas Shelle was beheaded for insurrection on 27 [sic] Jan. last.
C 137/1, no. 5, mm.3, 4


RALPH DE PERCY, KNIGHT
10
Writ 20 Nov. 1399.
DERBY. Inquisition. Chesterfield 26 Jan 1400
He held the manor of Dronfield of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of Ralph de Crumwell, knight, formerly lord of Tattershall, and Maud his wife, to him and the heirs of his body, with reversion failing such heirs to Ralph de Crumwell and Maud and the heirs of Maud, annual value £7 12s. He died overseas on 15 Sept. 1397. Ralph Crumwell is dead. It should descend to Maud and her heirs, because Ralph Percy had no heirs of his body. She is aged 50 years and more.
C 137/1, no. 6


WILLIAM PERCY
11
Writ 24 Oct. 1399.
YORK. Inquisition. Stokesley in Cleveland 10 Nov
Owing to the death of William Percy of Castlelevington and the minority of his son William the manor of Castlelevington was taken into the hands of Richard II. Christina, the widow of the elder William, holds a third part in dower and she still lives. The other two parts remain in the king’s hands. William held it in his demesne in fee tail by the grant years ago of Robert Conyers, knight, Thomas de Boynton, knight, and John Conyers, brother of Robert, with remainder if he had no heirs to Margaret his sister and the heirs of her body, and failing them to the said Robert, Thomas and John. It is held of the king in chief by fealty and the service of finding a man with an unbarded horse, armed with acton, pallet, lance and gauntlets of plate, for forty days when there is a war in Scotland. The two parts in the king’s hands are worth 10 marks annually. Also after the death of the elder William the manor of Tanton with its appurtenances, and 8 messuages, 5 tofts, 7 bovates and 7 a. of land in Kildale, and 1 messuage and 5 bovates in Newby were taken into the king’s hands. They are held of various lords, Thomas earl of Kent, John Lord Darcy, John Percy of Kildale, and William Mowbray of Newby, as appears by an inquisition taken after his death [CIPM XVII, no. 1079]. The annual values are, Tanton 10 marks, Kildale 20s., and Newby 5 marks. Afterwards because it was found in the inquisition that his manor and the other premises were held jointly by William and Christina his wife, to them and their heirs, they were released from the king’s hands. The two parts of Castlelevington manor should descend to Margaret wife of Thomas Blanfront and her heirs. She is the next heir as sister of William the father and she is aged 30 years and more. William the son died on 8 Oct. last. [Cf. CIPM XVI, nos.523, 655].
C 137/1, no. 7


ALICE WIDOW OF NICHOLAS HAUT, KNIGHT
12
Writ 20 March 1400.
KENT. Inquisition. Maidstone 3 April
Richard Charlys formerly held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Palster, Addington, Little Delce, and Nashenden, and conveyed them to Robert Farynton, clerk, James de Pekham, John Colpeper, and Stephen Norton of Chart, who regranted them to Richard Charlys, Alice his wife, and the heirs and assigns of Richard. He died leaving a son, James Charlys, to whom the reversion descended, but he died under age without heirs. Alice survived. The reversion of the manors passed to Joan, wife of William Rypoun, as aunt and heir of James, sister of Richard Charlys, the father of James. Afterwards William Rypoun and Joan, his wife, by a fine of Richard II [CP 25(1) 111/252, no. 212], granted the reversion of the manors of Palster, Addington and Little Delce, then held by Alice and Nicholas Haut, whom she had married, for the life of Alice, and of the inheritance of Joan, to William Sneyth, William atte Hethe and Richard Janekynes, clerk, and the heirs of Richard. Afterwards Nicholas and Alice Haut attorned to William Sneyth, Hethe and Janekynes, and Hethe and Janekynes quitclaimed to William Sneyth. William Rypoun, by the name of William Pycher, and Joan his wife, by a fine of 1397 [CP 25(1) 111/248, no. 1007] granted Nashenden manor and 100 a. pasture in Aylesford, Burham, Wouldham, and the vill of St. Margaret by Rochester, to John Frenynghame, William Makynhade, James de Pekham and the heirs of James. Nashenden manor is held of the king of the castle of Rochester by knight service. The 100 a. are held of Lord de Grey and other lords by gavelkind, services unknown, annual value 10 marks. Palster manor contains 1 fee, half held of the king in chief of the castle of Leeds by knight service; the other half of the archbishop of Canterbury by knight service, annual value £15. Addington manor is held of the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, of the manor of Swanscombe by knight service, and is in the king’s hands owing to his minority; certain lands in Addington and the vill of Ryarsh of Lord Moubray by gavelkind, service unknown, annual value 10 marks; and Little Delce manor of Lord Say of his manor of Patrixbourne by knight service, annual value £4. Alice died on 11 March last. William son of Nicholas and Alice is next heir, age unknown.
C 137/1, no. 8


JOHN DE BOURGHCHIER, KNIGHT
13
Writ 22 May 1400.
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 12 shops in the parish of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate, in the suburbs of London, of the king in free burgage as all the city is, annual value £10. He died on 21 May last. Bartholomew his son and next heir is aged 30 years and more.
14
Writ 22 May 1400.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Sudbury 12 June
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 40 a. arable, 2 a. meadow, and 1/2 a. wood in Great Wratting and Barnardiston, of the earl of March of his manor of Hundon by a rent of 4s., of Thomas Notebem, knight, of his manor of Great Thurlow, and of Lady Bardolf of her manor of Great Wratting, services unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Date of death as above. Bartholomew Bourghchier, knight, his son and next heir is of full age.
15
Writ 22 May 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 3 June
He held in his demesne as of fee: Halstead, 20 a. and 40s. assize rent, of the earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, of the honour of Clare, by suit of court at Clare castle every three weeks, annual value with the rent 50s.; and view of frankpledge there, held of the king in chief, rendering 2s. annually by the sheriff of Essex, annual value 40d. Little Fordham, the manor, of the king of the honour of Boulogne in socage by fealty, from which he granted to John Russh, his esquire, who still lives, an annuity of 8 marks payable at Easter and Michaelmas; annual value beyond the annuity 100s. Sible Hedingham, 100s. rent at Easter and Michaelmas, of the earl of Oxford, a minor in the king’s ward, service unknown. Ulting, 40 a., of Walter Lord Fitzwalter, service unknown, annual value 20s. Halstead and Great Maplestead, 40 a. called ‘Fitzjohanes’, of the earl of Oxford, as before, and of the heirs of John Undercombe, knight, and Margaret formerly the wife of Richard Mewe, and also of the prior of Earl’s Colne, for various unknown services, annual value 13s.4d. Braintree, 1 messuage and 30 a., of the king in chief by a rent of 4d., payable by the sheriff of Essex, annual value 40s. Colchester, 18s. assize rent payable at Easter and Michaelmas, of the king in free burgage. Moreton, the manor, of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £10. Great Totham, the manor, of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value £10. Tolleshunt d’Arcy, 1 messuage and 44 a., of the king of the honour of Dover, by the service of a sixteenth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 20s. Latchingdon, 1 messuage and 100 a. of land and marsh, of the honour of Dover by a rent of 10s., annual value 60s. Halstead, 1 messuage and 100 a. called ‘Hipworthes’, of the earl of March, a minor in the king’s ward, by a rent of 6d., annual value 66s.8d. He held in fee tail: Rettendon, 1 messuage and 100 a., of the bishop of Ely, by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. Woodham Ferrers, 40 a. of the duchy of Lancaster, by a rent of 6d., payable at the turn of Woodham Ferrers, annual value 20s. Rivenhall and Witham, 1 messuage and 200 a., of lord de Scales, by a rent of 40s., annual value 100s. Tolleshunt d’Arcy, the manor, of the king of the honour of Boulogne, by a rent of 12d., annual value 20 marks. He held nothing else in the county, but long before he died he granted to Robert, bishop of London, Richard Waldegrave, knight, William de Wynkefeld, knight, Roger Keterych, and Robert Rikedon, his manors of Stansted, Messing and Langford, to hold to themselves and their heirs in fee simple. All the tenants attorned to them and they still hold. Date of death as above. Bartholomew de Bourghchier, knight, his son and heir, is aged 32 years and more.
C 137/1, no. 9
E 149/74, no. 6
E 152/350


KATHERINE WIDOW OF THOMAS DENGAYNE, KNIGHT
16
Writ 15 Jan. 1400.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Biggleswade 29 Jan
Thomas de Stratton, parson of Blatherwycke, and Thomas de Stanes, parson of Upminster, by a fine of Edward III [CP 25(1) 287/45, no. 508: licence CPR 1345–8, p.246] conveyed the manor of Sandy and the advowson of the chantry of St. Nicholas in the church there, which Roger de Bello Campo then held for life, after this life interest to John Engayne for life, with remainder to his son Thomas, Katherine the wife of Thomas, and the heirs of their bodies, and failing such heirs to the right heirs of John. John is dead, and Thomas died without heirs by Katherine. The right to the manor thus remained in fee simple to Joyce then wife of John de Goldyngton, Elizabeth then wife of Lawrence de Pabenham, knight, and Mary then wife of William Bernak, knight, as sisters and heirs of Thomas, and daughters and heirs of John Engayne. Katherine held it when she died. By another fine of Edward III [CP 25(1) 288/50, no. 780] John and Joyce Goldington and Lawrence and Elizabeth de Pabenham conceded their rights in this manor to Mary and William Bernak, to hold to themselves and their heirs after the death of Katherine, who attorned to them. William Bernak died, and Mary married Thomas la Zouche. The manor is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 100s. Katherine died on 31 Dec. last. Mary is aged 50 years and more. John, son of John Courtenay, is next heir by blood to Katherine and is aged 24 years and more.
17
Writ 15 Jan. 1400.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Kettering Friday 23 Jan
She held the manors of Laxton, Blatherwycke and Bulwick, and the advowson of Blatherwycke. They were conveyed by fines, levied in 1354–5 and shown to the jurors [CP 25(1) 287/45, nos.501, 508], by Thomas de Stratton and Thomas de Stanes, parsons [as above], to Katherine and Thomas, her husband, the son of John Engayne, knight, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the heirs of John. John died and Thomas died without heirs by Katherine. The reversion therefore remained to Joyce, Elizabeth and Mary [as above] the daughters and heirs of John. By another fine [CP 25(1) 288/50, no. 780] John and Joyce Goldington and William and Mary Bernak conceded their rights in these manors to Lawrence and Elizabeth Pabenham and the heirs of Elizabeth. They died leaving issue Katherine, married to Thomas de Aylesbury, so that Katherine and Thomas de Aylesbury are now the heirs. Laxton is held in chief of the crown, service unknown, annual value 100s; Blatherwycke, annual value £7 6s.8d., and Bulwick, 40s. with the advowson of the former, are held of Thomas Maureward, knight, of his manor of Weldon by knight service, amount unknown. Date of death and next heir by blood as above. Katherine Aylesbury is aged 28 years and more.
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Writ 15 Jan. 1400.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Huntingdon 24 Jan
When he died Thomas Dengayne, knight, held the manor of Dillington, and it then passed to his sisters Joyce, Elizabeth and Mary, and their husbands [as above]. They granted it to Katherine for life with reversion to themselves. Katherine also held the manor of Gidding by the grant of Thomas de Stratton and Thomas de Stanes, parsons [as above] by a fine now shown to the jurors [CP 25(1) 287/45, no. 508]. By another fine [CP 25(1) 288/50, no. 780] John and Joyce de Goldyngton and Lawrence and Elizabeth Pabenham conceded their rights in the manor of Dillington to William and Mary Bernak. William died and Mary married Thomas la Zouche, so that Mary and Thomas have the reversion after the death of Katherine. By the same fine John and Joyce Goldyngton and William and Mary Bernak conceded their rights in the manor of Gidding to Elizabeth and Lawrence Pabenham, whose daughter Katherine is married to Thomas de Aylesbury, and they (Thomas and Katherine de Aylesbury) have the reversion after the death of Katherine Dengayne, to them and the heirs of Katherine de Aylesbury. The manor of Dillington is held of the abbot of Ramsey, service unknown, annual value £10. Gidding is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and next heir by blood as above. Mary is aged 50 years and more, and Katherine wife of Thomas Aylesbury 30 years and more.
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Writ 15 Jan. 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Witham 2 Feb
Thomas Dengayne, knight, was seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor of White Notley, and afterwards it passed to his three sisters and their husbands [as above]. They granted it to Katherine for life with reversion to them and their heirs, and she died seised of it. She also held Colne Engaine manor with the advowson by the grant of Thomas de Stratton and Thomas de Stanes, parsons [as above], by a fine [CP 25(1) 287/45, no. 501]. By another fine [CP 25(1) 288/50, no. 780] after the death of Thomas Dengayne, John and Joyce de Goldyngton, and William and Mary Bernak, conceded their rights in the manor of White Notley to Lawrence Pabenham and Elizabeth his wife. The jurors say that Thomas Dengayne, son of John Engayne, and Thomas Dengayne, the brother of Joyce, Elizabeth and Mary, and the husband of Katherine, were one and the same person; and Joyce, Elizabeth and Mary are the heirs of John Engayne. Lawrence and Elizabeth Pabenham had issue Katherine, and died, so that Katherine, now the wife of Thomas Aylesbury, and Thomas have the reversion of White Notley. Also by the second fine John and Joyce Goldyngton and Lawrence and Elizabeth Pabenham conceded their rights in the manor of Colne Engaine with the advowson to Mary wife of William Bernak and their heirs. William died and Mary married Thomas la Zouche, so that Thomas la Zouche and Mary are heirs after the death of Katherine. The manor of Colne Engaine is held of William la Zouche, knight, service unknown, annual value £8. White Notley is held of Thomas Moubray, son and heir of Thomas Moubray, duke of Norfolk, service also unknown, annual value £20. Date of death and heirs as in last.
C 137/2, no. 10
E 149/72, no. 2


JOHN DE MONTE ACUTO, EARL OF SALISBURY
20
Writ 16 Feb. 1400.
He held in his demesne as of fee a tenement called ‘Newe Inne’ in the parish of St. Benet, Thames Street, in Castle Baynard ward, formerly of John de Beauchamp, knight. It is held of the king in free burgage as is all the city of London, annual value £4. He also held a rent of 1 bow and 6 catapults from a tenement in the parish of St. Dunstan in the East, annual value 20d. In right of Maud his wife he held a rent of 13 roses from a tenement called ‘Romaynsrent’ in the parish of St. Mary Aldermary; £10 quitrent from tenements held by Thomas Knolles in St. Antonin’s parish; £11 3s.4d. from tenements held by John Walpole in the parishes of All Hallows, Bread Street, St. Mildred, Bread Street, and St. Mary Aldermary; 5 marks quitrent from a tenement held by Richard Odyham in St. Antonin’s parish; and 4 marks quitrent from John Pellyng, citizen and skinner, in All Hallows, Bread Street. He died on 8 Jan. last. Thomas his son and heir was aged 12 years on 25 March last.
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Writ 7 April 1400.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Robertsbridge 1 May
By the law and courtesy of England he held a third part of the manor of Bugsell in the dower of Maud his wife, who survives him, assigned by the escheator from this manor and other lands and tenements in Sussex of Alan de Buxhull, knight, senior, her former husband. The other two parts of the manor with other lands of Alan were granted to him by Richard II by letters patent [CPR 1381–5, p.362], during the minority of Alan de Buxhull, knight, the son and heir, without rendering anything to the king. Afterwards he granted the two parts to William Gobyon, esquire, and Henry Sybbesey of London, draper, until the full age of Alan de Buxhull, knight, the son and heir. Bugsell manor with 143 a. is held of William Echyngham by homage, fealty, a rent of 4d., and by suit of court at Etchingham every three weeks. A messuage called Bernhurst and 80 a. there are also held of William Echyngham by homage, fealty, a rent of 13s.4d., and payment of 3d. each 16 weeks for the safeguard of Hastings castle. At Bugsell 18 a. are held of John Dalyngrugge, knight, as of the manor of Bodiam, by fealty, a rent of 10s.8d., and 3d. each 16 weeks for the keeping of the same castle; 30 a. at Ringden are held of Robert Passhele, as of the manor of Pashley, by a rent of 2s., and 3d. each 16 weeks as before; 20 a. at Haselden are held of John Belhurst of his manor of Bellhurst, by fealty, a rent of 18d., and suit of court every three weeks; a messuage called Socknersh and 150 a. are held of William de Hoo, knight, of his manor of Wartling by knight service; 1 watermill and 12 a. are held of the abbot of Fécamp, by a rent of 4s.1d., and suit at his court of Brede every three weeks. The manor of Bugsell with all other lands belonging to it, and with a rent of £16, is worth annually £30. The rent is payable at the four terms, the feasts of Michaelmas, Christmas, Easter and Midsummer, and the rent of a third part was paid to John Mountagu, earl of Salisbury, or his servants, before Epiphany, and that of the other two parts was paid to William Gobyon and Henry Sybbesey. He died on 7 Feb. [recte Jan.]. Thomas his son and heir is aged 12 years and more. Henry Pypplesden has held all from the death of John Mountagu to this day, and received all the profits.
C 137/2, no. 11, mm.1–4
E 152/360
22
Writ, plenius certiorari, on petition of Maud his widow, that she held various lands, by inheritance, jointly with John [Aubrey], formerly her husband, and in dower from Alan Buxhull, afterwards her husband, and that all were wrongly taken into the king’s hands owing to the forfeiture of the earl, her latest husband. 18 June 1400.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Robertsbridge 19 July
He held a third part of the manor of Bugsell by the law and courtesy of England, in the dower of Maud, late his wife, who survives him, from Alan de Buxhull, knight, senior, late her husband. It is held of William Hoo, knight, and William Echyngham, service unknown, annual value £10. He died on 7 Jan. last.
C 137/15, no. 69
23
Writ 16 Feb. 1400.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Bow 8 April
William de Halden and John Ussher, citizens of London, formerly held in their demesne as of fee the manor of Wick, by the name of all the lands and tenements called ‘la Wyke’, and sold and confirmed it, with all the lands, tenements, rents, services, meadow and pasture, which they had of the enfeoffment of Adam Fraunceys senior, formerly citizen of London, in the parishes of Hackney and Stepney, by an indenture dated London, 24 Sept. 1357, to Agnes, widow of Adam Fraunceys, for life, with remainder to Maud, daughter of Adam, and the heirs of her body, and failing such heirs to Adam Fraunceys, junior, her brother, and the heirs of his body. John de Mountagu married Maud, who still lives, and held these lands in her right. Half of the manor is held of the bishop of London, and the other half of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, services unknown, annual value £14 10s. He died on 7 Jan. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 12 years and more.
24
Writ 16 Feb. 1400.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Boxford 14 April
He held the manor of Newton by Sudbury in right of Maud, his wife, who survives him, of the abbess of Malling of her manor of Abbas Hall in Great Cornard by a rent of 4s.4d., annual value 20 marks. He died on 7 Jan. Thomas his son and heir was aged 12 on 25 March.
25
Writ 16 Feb. 1400.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. St Albans 24 April
John Wroth, junior, William Newerk, chaplain, and Robert Peper formerly held in their demesne as of fee the manor of Shenley, 2 messuages, 352 a. arable, 5 crofts, 17 a. meadow, 80 a. wood and £7 17s. rent in Shenley, Ridge, Parkbury, Aldenham, Watford, North Mimms and St. Albans. These lands and rents, with the services of free tenants and villeins and their families, they had by enfeoffment of John son of Andrew Aubrey, citizen of London, now deceased, and they regranted them to John and Maud, his wife, who survives, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of John. John de Mountagu married Maud, and held the above in right of his wife; the manor of John Salman, service unknown, and the messuages of the abbot of St. Albans, service also unknown, annual value 20 marks. Joan, wife of John Bryan of London, and Joan, wife of Thomas Lichebarwe of London, are cousins and heirs of John Aubrey; Joan Bryan being the daughter of Thomas Hanhampstede, formerly citizen and grocer of London, son of Agnes, one sister and heir of Joan, mother of John Aubrey; and Joan Lichebarwe being the daughter of Alice, daughter of Felicity Pentry, daughter of Isabel, the other daughter and heir of Joan the mother. John de Mountagu also held the reversion of a messuage called ‘le Hyde’, 100 a. arable, 2 a. meadow and 20 a. wood in Abbots Langley, of which Richard Fermyn holds two parts for life by the grant of John de Mountagu; and Elizabeth, widow of William de Mountagu, late earl of Salisbury, holds the third part in dower. They are held of the abbot of St. Albans, service unknown, annual value £3. Date of death and heir as above [no. 24].
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GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Lechlade 27 April 1409
When he died on 5 [sic] Jan. 1400 John de Monte Acuto held in fee tail 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Row Earthcott by Bristol, part of the manor of Warblington in Hampshire, which Edward II granted to Ralph de Monte Hermerii, and Thomas and Edward his sons, the king’s nephews, and the heirs of their bodies [CPR 1307–13, pp.304–5, 29 Dec. 1310]. From them it descended to Margaret, daughter of Thomas, who married John de Monte Acuto senior, brother of William earl of Salisbury, whence it descended to John. It is held of the king by homage and fealty, as is the manor of Warblington. Heir as above [no. 24].
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ESSEX. Inquisition. Stratford 30 March 1400
John Wroth, junior, William Newerk, chaplain, and Robert Peper held in their demesne as of fee 2 messuages, 226 a. arable, 38 a. meadow and £4 7s.6d. rent in West Ham, East Ham, Stratford, and Barking, enfeoffed by John son of Andrew Aubrey, and regranted them to John Aubrey and Maud his wife. John de Monte Acuto afterwards married Maud, and held them in her right. The messuage, parts of the lands and the rent are held of the abbot of Stratford, service unknown, and the rest of Hugh Burnell, knight, service also unknown; annual value 20 marks. Joan Bryan and Joan Lichebarwe are the heirs as above [no. 25]. He also held in right of Maud, his wife, 1 messuage, 260 a. arable, 40 a. meadow, 60 a. pasture and 10s. rent in Brook Walden, of the abbot of Walden, service unknown, annual value 60s. On 20 Sept. 1397 he gave by his indenture to John Brokeman, esquire, for life a tenement called Gosfield, with lands etc. in Gosfield, Bocking, and Finchingfield, to hold by rent of a rose, with reversion to himself and his heirs. It is held of the earl of Oxford, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Date of death and heir as above [no. 24].
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DORSET. Inquisition. Blandford 26 June 1400
He held in right of Maud his wife as her dower after the death of Alan de Buxhull, knight, her former husband, a third part of the manor of Bryanston comprising a house called ‘Knyghtonchambre’ with a granary to the end of the barn; a close called ‘Le Flexhey’ in the site of the manor; a close called ‘Les Rygges’; a close between the manor and the rectory; 72 a. arable of which 16 a. are in ‘la Northfelde’ near the close of Alice Waryn in ‘la Westcombe’ with ‘la cor’, 18 a. from there called ‘la Ladylynche’ to the end of the town in ‘la Southcombe’, 22 a. in ‘la Combe’ in the south part in ‘Croftforlange’, 10 a. in the east part, and 6 a. in ‘Ridelond’ and ‘la Park’; 10 a. of meadow near the gate of the meadow of the manor; 20 a. scrub in the north part of the wood called ‘Bradeley’; pasture for 400 sheep; £4 rent from a tenement called ‘Dame Sabyne’; a tenement formerly of Thomas Buysshop; another formerly of John Chapman; a tenement of William Frykes; a tenement of Alice Waryn; and the service of John Cadebury; with a third part of the profits of dovecot, mill, court, attachments of court, ways and wastes, and all other profits, with free entrance and egress. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight service and the third part is valued at 11 marks 4s.5 1/2d. yearly. Date of death as above. [Cf. CIM VII, no. 17; CCR 1399–1402, pp.152–4].
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THOMAS DE TREWYK
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Writ 6 Feb. 1400.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. The king’s castle by Newcastle upon Tyne 15 June 1402
He held in his demesne as of fee: Cramlington, 7 husbandlands, of the king in chief of the barony of Gaugy by knight service, annual value 20s. Whitlow, 2 messuages and 60 a., of the king in chief of the same barony by knight service, annual value 12d. Hartley, 18 a., of the lord of Seaton Delaval by knight service, annual value 3s.4d. South Middleton, 1 1/2 a. of husbandland with 6 a. in Bolam, of the barony of Bolam by a rent of 7s., annual value 3s.4d. With Agnes his wife he held the manor of Trewick by the feoffment of Thomas de Fernylaw, Robert de Aukland, and William Broune, chaplains, to them and their heirs. It is held of the barony of Bolam by the service of one unmewed sparrowhawk, annual value 40s. He died on 24 Oct. 1399. His daughters and heirs are Eleanor, aged 24 years, and Joan 22 years. The lands have been taken into the king’s hands.
C 137/2, no. 12


GEOFFREY CADEHAY
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Writ 20 May 1400.
DEVON. Inquisition. Bradninch 16 Sept
He held 3 messuages, 3 ferlings in Langley, 1/2 ferling in Busland and ‘Cokereslond’, 8 a. in Stickeridge, and 15s.10d. rent in Heath, Cotton and Meadhayes, all parts of the manor of Langley, of the lord of Wellington, of his manor of Uplowman in free socage by a rent of 13s., annual value 44s. He died on 28 March 1396. Beatrice and Margaret his daughters, aged 30 years and more, and Richard son of Emma, his other daughter, aged 16 years and more, are his heirs. John Copleston, formerly escheator, took the revenues from the day of Geoffrey’s death until 3 Nov. 1398, and Richard Gambon, by grant of Richard II [CFR 1391–9, p.283] from 3 Nov. 1398 until the day of the inquisition, both by the hands of Thomas Langelegh, tenant at will, William Langelegh, life tenant, and Richard Wroth, John Ballere and William Churnewall, free tenants in demesne as of fee.
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PHILIPPA WIDOW OF RICHARD SERGEAUX, KNIGHT
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Writ 18 Oct. 1399.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Bodmin 24 Jan 1400
She held: Tremodret, the manor, to herself and the heirs of Richard, of the king of the duchy of Cornwall, of the castle of Launceston by knight service, as 3 fees-morton, annual value £13 6s.8d. Trevillis, the manor, similarly, of John Herle, knight, of his manor of Tywardreath in socage, annual value £10 2s. Kilquite, the manor, for life, of the heirs of Richard Sergeaux, by rent of a rose at Midsummer, annual value £46 6s.8d. Poldu, Lanreath, and Helland, a third part of the manors, in dower, of John de Dynham, knight, of his manor of Cardinham by knight service, as 2 1/2 fees-morton, annual value £10. She died on 13 Sept. Elizabeth, Philippa, Alice and Joan are the daughters and heirs of Richard and herself. Elizabeth, wife of William Marny, knight, is aged 21 years and more; Philippa, wife of Robert Passele, 18 years and more; Alice, wife of Guy St. Aubyn, 14 years and more; and Joan 7 years and more. Note by John Syreston, the escheator, that he took all the lands into the king’s hands, and fixed a day for holding the court of Tremodret and Trevillis, namely 27 Jan. On that day he sent his clerk, Eurnus Doneythan, to hold the court, but William Bodrugan, bastard, William Janyn of Tregoss, and others unknown entered by force of arms, arrayed for war, insulted and threatened Eurnus, who was unable to hold the court; and William Janyn held it in the name of William Bodrugan. They levied £8 in rent from the tenants and carried it off.
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Writ, for fees, 1 April 1400.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Hellandbridge 21 June
She held no fees or advowsons of the king in chief, but of the king of the duchy of Cornwall, of the castle of Launceston, 3 1/2 fees-morton with appurtenances in Tremodret, annual value £10.
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Writ 18 Oct. 1399.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Chipping Norton 24 March 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief, as one knight’s fee, the manor of Chipping Norton, annual value £40. She died on 13 Sept. last. Elizabeth, Philippa, Alice and Joan are her daughters and heirs, aged respectively 30, 28, 14 and 8 years and more.
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RICHARD SERGEAUX, KNIGHT
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Writ, plenius certiorari, as it was found by inquisition before John Copleston that Richard held jointly with Philippa his wife the manor of Tremodret, and also that he held the manor of Kilquite, but it was not stated who has the reversions in default of heirs of Richard and Philipp a. 8 July 1400.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Bodmin 16 July
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Tremodret and Trevillis and granted them to Otto de Bodrugan, master William Sergeaux, clerk, and John Dreyn, chaplain. They conveyed them to Richard and Philippa his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Richard. They had issue Richard, Elizabeth, Philippa, Alice and Joan. The elder Richard died. Richard the son died under age without issue, and Philippa died. The manors descended to Elizabeth, Philippa, Alice and Joan, as daughters and heirs of Richard and Philipp a. He also held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Kilquite, which he granted to Henry Nanfan and John Pollard for the life of Philippa his wife, and they released their rights in it to Philipp a. Thus Richard and Philippa held it, and it descended to the same four daughters.
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RICHARD SON AND HEIR OF RICHARD SERGEAUX, KNIGHT
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Writ 1 July 1400.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Bodmin 16 July
Richard Sergeaux, knight, the father, held in his demesne as of fee: Eathorne, the manor, of the bishop of Exeter in socage of his manor of Penryn, annual value 101s.4d. Rosenithon, the manor, of Ralph Reskymmer by knight service, annual value £10. Penarth, 5 messuages and 1 carucate, of John Urban in socage, annual value 43s.4d. Trefreock, a third part of the manor, of the duchy of Cornwall of the manor of Penmayne in socage; the remainder with half the manor of Pencarrow, of Edward Courteney, earl of Devon, John Rodeney, knight, and John Cheynduyt, by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Pencarrow, the other half manor, of John Dynham, knight, by knight service, annual value 40s. Long before he died he held the manors of Predannack, Penhale, Poldu, Helland, Lanreath, Treninick, and Trethevan, and granted them to John Isaac, John Shireston, James Gerveys and Thomas Tremayn, clerk, to hold for his own life, with remainder to Richard his son and his heirs. They are held of John Dynham, knight, by knight service, annual value £40. A third part passed to Philippa his widow in dower, two parts to the younger Richard, who held by the same services as his father and died on 23 June 1396 in his 20th year. His sisters, Elizabeth, wife of William Marny, knight, aged 21 years and more, Philippa, wife of Robert Passele, aged 18 years and more, Alice, wife of Guy de Sancto Albinio, aged 15 years and more, and Joan aged 7 years, are next heirs.
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Writ 1 July 1400.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Chipping Norton 12 July
No lands or tenements were in the king’s hands owing to the minority of Richard, son and heir of Richard Sergeaux, knight; but the father held the manor of Chipping Norton to himself, his wife, and the heirs of their bodies. It remained to his wife Philipp a. Richard the son died, then Philippa died, and so it descended to Elizabeth, Philippa, Alice and Joan, their daughters and heirs. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 50 marks. Richard the son died on 24 June 1396; sisters and heirs as in last.
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JOAN DAUGHTER OF RICHARD SERGEAUX, KNIGHT
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Writ 18 Aug. 1400.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Chipping Norton 31 Aug
No lands are in the king’s hands on account of the deaths of Richard Sergeaux, knight, and Richard his son. Richard late earl of Arundel held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Chipping Norton, and conveyed it to Richard the father, Philippa his wife, and their heirs. Richard held it, then Philippa, and it descended to their daughters, Elizabeth, Philippa, Alice and Joan. It was taken into the king’s hands and the three parts of Philippa, Alice and Joan were retained, whilst the fourth part was released to Elizabeth by virtue of the king’s writ. It is held of the king in chief as one knight’s fee, annual value £40. Joan died on 31 July. Elizabeth aged 33, Philippa 19, and Alice 15, are the sisters and heirs of Joan [names of husbands as above, no. 35].
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Writ 18 Aug. 1400.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Kilquite 20 Sept
Richard Sergeaux, knight, held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Rosenithon of the heirs of John Roskymmer, knight, by knight service; and the manor of Eathorne of the bishop of Exeter of the manor of Penryn in socage; annual value together £10. He held for life the manor of Predannack of the manor of Helston of the duchy of Cornwall in socage; the manor of Penhale of William Tregoes in socage; the manors of Poldu, Helland, Lanreath, Treninick, and half of Pencarrow, of John Dynham, knight, of his manor of Cardinham by knight service; and the manor of Trefreock of John Rodeneye, knight, by knight service; annual value together £40. They descended to Richard his son by virtue of a feoffment by James Gerveys, John Isaac, Thomas Tremayn, clerk, and John Syreston. Philippa held a third part in dower. He also held the manors of Tremodret of the castle of Launceston, of the duchy of Cornwall, by knight service, and Trevillis of John Herle, knight, of his manor of Tywardreath in socage, to himself, Philippa his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, annual value £40. Also for the lives of himself and Philippa he held the manor of Kilquite of John Dynham by knight service, with reversion to his right heirs in fee simple, annual value 20 marks. All descended to Elizabeth, Philippa, Alice and Joan, as sisters and heirs of the younger Richard, and were taken into the king’s hands as of the duchy of Cornwall. Three parts should be in the king’s hands, but William Bodrugan, bastard, William Janyn and others entered forcibly, and took, and are still taking, the profits. There is nothing in the king’s hands, nor was in the hands of Richard II. Joan died on 31 July. Elizabeth aged 20, Philippa 19, and Alice 15 [names of husbands as above, no. 35] are her sisters and heirs.
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MARGARET WIFE OF FULK DE PENBRUGGE, KNIGHT
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Writ 8 Nov. 1399.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Maidenhead 10 Feb 1400
When she died on 10 June 1399 she held: Shottesbrook, the manor with the advowson of the college there in her demesne as of fee, of the king of the castle of Windsor by the rent of a pair of gilt spurs, or 3s.4d., at Michaelmas, annual value 8 marks. Cookham, 50 a. in ‘Benetfeld’ called ‘le Hethynnynges’, of the king of the manor, which is ancient demesne of the crown, quit of all rent, annual value 20s. Waltham St. Lawrence, 1 messuage and 2 virgates, of the bishop of Winchester of the manor of Wargrave, by a rent of 18s.5d. and suit of court at Wargrave every 3 weeks, annual value 6s.8d. William, son of Lawrence Trussell, aged 14 years, is her kinsman and next heir, being the son of Lawrence, son of Warin, brother of William Trussell, father of Margaret. Fulk de Penbrugge has held the lands since the day of her death and received the profits.
C 137/3, no. 15


EDWARD DE CLYNTON
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Writ 18 June 1400.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Hitchin 14 Sept
He held the manor of Pirton and various lands, tenements, rents and services in Kimpton in fee tail by the grant of Robert Rede, Thomas Darnoll and Richard Reynold, clerks, to his father, John Clynton, knight, deceased, for life, long before his marriage to Elizabeth, with successive remainders to Edward, the heirs male of his body, and the right heirs of John. John died and Edward held them. He died without male heirs. They should descend to William Clynton, knight, his nephew and heir, being the son of William, son of John. They are held of the king of the honour of Pinkney by knight service, annual value £15 15s.8d. He died on 15 June last. William, his nephew and heir, is aged 28 years and more.
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Writ 18 June 1400.
KENT. Inquisition. Chiddingstone 17 Oct
He held: Chiddingstone, 30 a. called ‘Helderestenement’, in gavelkind of Lord Say of his manor of Cudham by fealty, suit of court, 4s.8d. rent, and other services unknown, annual value 2d. an acre; and 20 a. land and 6 a. wood in gavelkind of Reynold Cobeham, Knight, by fealty, suit of court, and rent of 4s.8d. at the four principal terms at the manor of Chiddingstone Cobham, each acre being worth annually 2d. Hever, 1 toft comprising 1 a. land, and 104 a. arable, 40 a. pasture, and 2s.5d. assize rent, by gavelkind. The toft and 100 a. are held of Reynold Cobeham of the manor of Hever by fealty, rent of 16s.4d. at the four terms, 1 cock, 7 hens, 40 eggs and common suit of court at the said manor, the cock and hens at Christmas and the eggs at Easter, half a ploughshare, price 6d. at Michaelmas, and 4 reapers for corn for 1 day in autumn; 4 a. of the manor of Hever Cobham, in gavelkind, by a fealty, a rent of 4d. at the four terms, and common suit of court at the same manor, annual value 2d. an a.; the 40 a. pasture in gavelkind of John Wodekot of the manor of Broxham by a rent of 2s.8d. at the four terms, 2 hens at Christmas, 40 eggs at Easter, 2 reapers for 1 day in autumn, and common suit of court. The toft is worth 4d. annually; 104 a. arable at 2d., 17s.4d;, 40 a. pasture at 1d., 3s.4d. Brasted and Hever, 5s. annual rent, of the heirs of William atte Seilyerde, and 6s.6d. rent from Richard Staneford for lands there, which the heirs and Richard hold at fee farm of the grant of John de Clynton, father of Edward, payable at the four principal terms. Chiddingstone, 4 a. meadow in ‘la aw…e’, of the manor of Dartford, service unknown, annual value 4s. He died on 15 June last. William Clynton, knight, and Richard his brother, and Thomas de Clynton, knight, brother of Edward, are next heirs. William is aged 23 years and more, Richard 18 and more, and Thomas 30 and more.
C 137/3, no. 16


BERNARD BROCAS, KNIGHT
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Writ 22 Feb. 1400.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Wing 1 March
He held at farm for a term of years the manors of Horton and Cheddington by an indenture between John Chitterne and others and himself, dated 2 July 1396, granting them for 8 years from 20 Sept. 1395 for £50 annual rent. They belong to Joan, his widow, for the remainder of the term. The king by letters patent of 16 Feb. last [CPR 1399–1401, p.207] granted to Joan all his forfeited goods and a third part of all his forfeited manors and lands. The manors are held partly of the abbess of Barking, partly of the abbot of Woburn, and partly of the manor of Aston Clinton, services unknown, annual value 40 marks. He died on 28 Jan. last. William his son and heir is aged 20 years and more.
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Writ 22 Feb. 1400.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Maidenhead 19 March
He held in fee tail: Clewer, 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 5 a. meadow, annual value 13s.4d., of John Cifrewast by a rent of 25s.8d. and 1 lb. less 1 oz. pepper at Easter and Michaelmas. Bray, various lands and tenements in the lordship, of the king of the manor of Bray, by a rent of 39s.9 1/2d., annual value 2s. Cookham, 1 cottage and curtilage, 3 a. arable and 3 a. meadow, of the king of the manor of Cookham, by a rent of 20d., annual value 10s. Windsor, a tavern and 15 a. arable, of the king of the castle of Windsor, by a rent of 7s.7 3/4d, annual value 11s. Dedworth, the manor, of the king by suit of the hundred at the court of the seven hundreds of Cookham and Bray, annual value 66s.8d. Winkfield and Buntingbury, 112s.3/4d. quit rent. Date of death and heir as above.
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Writ 22 Feb. 1400.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Rothwell 8 March
By a fine of 1399 made with royal licence [CP 25(1) 178/89, no. 188; CPR 1396–9, p.456] he conveyed to William Brocas his son, Sybil, William’s wife, and the heirs of their bodies the manor of Weekley, which is held of the king in chief, annual value 20 marks. Bernard Brocas, knight, his father, by a fine of 1383 [CP 25(1) 289/53, no. 95] conveyed to Master Arnold Brocas, clerk, John de Chitterne, clerk, Peter Bolde, William Ermyte, chaplain, and Henry Holte, the manor of Little Weldon called ‘Huntesmaner’ with other manors and lands to them and the heirs of Peter Bolde. Peter quitclaimed to them. Arnold Brocas, Peter, William Ermyte and Henry are dead. It is held of the king by the service of keeping his deerhounds, annual value 60s. Date of death and heir as above.
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Writ 22 Feb. 1400.
DORSET. Inquisition. Evershot 14 March
On the day that he was tried and executed Bernard Brocas held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Brimbleby of Hugh Waterton, knight, in the right of Katherine, Hugh’s wife, and of the abbot of Sherborne, by knight service, annual value £12. Date of death and heir [miscalled Bernard Brocas] as above. [Cf. CIM VII, no. 114].
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Writ, plenius certiorari, on petition of Joan his widow concerning their joint holdings. 22 Feb. 1400.
YORK. Inquisition and extent. Denton 9 March
He held the manor of Denton in Wharfedale in his demesne as of fee by the grant of Brian Stapilton, William Gascoigne, Arnold Brokas and John Chytarn, clerks, to him, Joan his wife, who survives him, and their heirs. It is held of the archbishop of York of his manor of Otley, service unknown, annual value 40 marks. He also held jointly with his wife, to them and their heirs, by the grant of Bernard Brocas, his father, certain lands and tenements in Askwith, of Henry earl of Northumberland, of the manor of Spofforth by knight service, annual value 10 marks; and the manor of Ouston, of the same earl of the same manor by knight service, annual value 12 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
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Writ, plenius certiorari, on petition of Joan his widow, as above. 28 May 1400.
YORK. Inquisition. Denton 5 June
He held jointly with Joan the manor of Denton in Wharfedale [as in last], granted by the name of all those lands, tenements, meadows, woods, pastures, rents and services which they had by the grant of Bernard the father. He also held jointly with Joan, with remainder to the heirs of their bodies, 4 messuages, 100 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 40s. rent in Askwith, and the manor of Ouston [as in last]. Date of death as above.
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Writ 22 Feb. 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Basingstoke 24 March
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of North Fareham and Broxhead, except for 15 a. in Broxhead, of the bishop of Winchester, services unknown, annual values £16 and 40s. Date of death and heir as above. Bernard his father by a fine of 1383 [CP 25(1) 289/53, no. 95] granted, with other manors in other counties, to Master Arnold Brocas, John de Chitterne and Peter Bolde, clerks, William Hermyte, chaplain, and Henry Holte, and the heirs of Peter, the manors of Beaurepaire and Bradley and 4 messuages, 1 mill, 5 carucates, 12 a. meadow, 30 a. wood and 8 marks rent in Froyle, Basing, Stoke Charity, Southwick, Basingstoke, Hurstbourne and Stratfield Mortimer, not held in chief. Peter released them to the other four. After the deaths of Arnold, William, Peter and Henry, John Chitterne on 17 Aug. 1395 granted them by his charter with other manors to Ralph de Lenham and John Shirlond. They on 22 Aug. following conveyed them to William bishop of Winchester, John bishop of Salisbury, Roger Walden, clerk, John Chitterne, Master John Hengate, and Thomas Hywyk and John Marnham, chaplains. On 2 July 1396 Roger Walden, John Chitterne and John Marnham conveyed to Bernard Brocas the manors of Bradley and Steventon with the other premises mentioned above and other lands and other manors in other counties, for the term of 8 years from 20 Sept. 1396 for £50 rent. They belong to Joan, his widow, for the remainder of the term. On 15 Feb. 1400 the king granted her all Bernard’s forfeited goods and a third part of all his manors and other lands [CPR 1399–1401, p.207]. Cf. CIM VII, nos.128–9].
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E 152/345


ROBERT PEKENHAM
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Writ 13 Feb. 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Braintree 10 March
He held in his demesne in fee tail, half of all the lands, tenements, rents and services which were formerly held by John de Wauton, knight, and Margaret his wife in Steeple Bumpstead, Sturmer, Birdbrook and Wixoe, to himself and the heirs of his body, by the gift of William de Wauton, parson of Ashdon, and William Warde of Trumpington, clerk, to John de Wauton, knight, and Margaret, grandmother of Robert de Pekenham, by virtue of which grant John de Wauton and Margaret died seised of it, and it descended to Robert as grandson and heir, that is the son of Elizabeth, one of the daughters of John and Margaret. From Robert, who died seised of it without heirs of his body, it descended to Ivo Harleston, his cousin and heir, the son of Margaret, another daughter of John and Margaret, and sister of Elizabeth, mother of Robert Pekenham. The annual value is 10 marks. Half of one messuage and 15 a. of these lands and tenements are held of the king in chief by a rent of 18d. payable by the sheriff. Of whom the rest is held and by what service is unknown. Similarly he held in his demesne as of fee half a tenement called Downhall in Roydon with other lands, tenements, rents and services, and meadow, in Great Parndon, Little Parndon, and Nazeing, from John and Margaret as the last, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England by a rent of 2s.6 1/2d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value 40s. John Pekenham, deceased, the father of Robert, held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Whitehall with other lands and tenements in Great Burstead, Little Burstead, Ingrave and Dunton, which he granted to Roger Folyet and John Grafton, clerks, who enfeoffed Nicholas FitzRichard, Nicholas Benyngfeld, clerk, Richard Waltham and others, to hold in fee simple to themselves, their heirs and assigns. He died on 1 Jan. last. Ivo Harleston is next heir, being the son of Margaret, daughter of John de Wauton and Margaret, and sister of Elizabeth, aged … and more.
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WILLIAM SHARESHULL, KNIGHT
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Writ 22 June 1400.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Bridgnorth 8 July
Henry Power and William de Broughton by a fine of 1344 [CP 25(1) 287/41, no. 326] granted the manor of Boningale to William son of William de Shareshull, knight, [and Joan his wife, in fine] and the heirs of his body. He held it for life and left issue William and Elizabeth. William held it until he died without heirs of his body on 17 May 1400. It is held of the king in chief as an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. Elizabeth had three daughters, Joan, Margaret and Katherine, and died. Of the daughters, Joan had a daughter Joan, married to William Lee; Margaret had two daughters, Isabel and Joyce, and died; Katherine is the wife of Roger Wyllyley. Joan wife of William Lee, Isabel and Joyce, and Katherine are next heirs. Katherine and Joan wife of William are aged 21 years and more. Isabel is 3 years and more, Joyce half a year and more.
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STAFFORD. Inquisition. Trysull 10 July 1400
Henry Power and William de Broughton by a fine of 1344 [as in last] granted the manors of Patshull and Overton to William son of William de Shareshull, Joan his wife, and the heirs of his body. By another fine of 1344 [CP 25(1) 210/15, no. 26] the same Henry Power and William de Broughton, with Thomas Costey, granted the manor of Shareshill to them and the heirs of their bodies. The grantees held the manors for life and had issue William and Elizabeth, and the younger William held them for life. William the father also held for life to himself and the heirs of his body the manors of Great Saredon and Little Saredon, and two parts of the manors of Coven and Brinsford. They descended to William the son, who held them for life. He therefore held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Overton, annual value 40s., Great Saredon, 4 marks, Little Saredon, 4 marks, two parts of Coven and Brinsford, 30s., and the manor of Shareshill, £10, of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, except 6 a. called ‘Rudyngfeld’, 4 a. wood called ‘Rudyngfeldesmore’ and 1 a. meadow, parts of the manor of Shareshill, of the king in chief by knight service; also the manor of Patshull of the prior of Kenilworth, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heirs as above.
52
Writ 23 June 1400.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Chipping Norton 25 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee, to himself, his heirs and assigns, by a fine of 1390 [CP 25(1) 289/56, no. 208] the manors of Rousham and Dornford, and also the manors of Patshull, Shareshill, Great Saredon and Little Saredon, and two parts of the manors of Coven and Brinsford, in Staffordshire, and the manor of Boningale in Shropshire, from Richard Fauley, clerk, to William Shareshull and Margaret his wife, with remainder, failing heirs of the body of William, to Richard Harcourt and Margaret his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, and failing them to the right heirs of William. Accordingly William and Margaret Shareshull held these manors. Margaret Shareshull died. Richard and Margaret Harcourt had issue Isabel, and Margaret died. William died seised of the manors of Rousham and Dornford, leaving no heirs of his body, and they should therefore remain to Richard Harcourt. Rousham is held of the prince [of Wales] of his honour of St. Valéry, service unknown, annual value £10; Dornford of the king of his manor of Wootton by service at the hundred court of Wootton every three weeks, annual value, apart from 5 marks which John Poyle has for life, 66s.8d. He died on 17 May. Elizabeth his sister had three daughters; the first, Joan, had a daughter Joan, wife of William Lee, aged 21 years and more; the second, Margaret, married Richard Harcourt and their daughter Isabel is aged 4 years and more; the third, Katherine, aged 21 years and more, is married to Roger Wililey.
C 137/4, no. 19
E 357/14, m.8


HUGH LA ZOUCH, KNIGHT
53
Writ 23 Oct. 1399.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 27 Jan 1400
He held by the feoffment of William Forde, clerk, John Knyghteleye, Thomas de la Lee, Thomas Skynnere of Shrewsbury, Robert Rikedon, John de la Hide, clerk, William Halle, clerk, William Corleygh, clerk, Thomas Cru, Robert Russell, Brian de Harleye, Thomas Shabdon, and William de la Lee, to himself and the heirs of his body, the manor of Swavesey with the advowsons of the priory and chapel there, and the manor called ‘Zouchesfee’ in Fulbourn. Both manors are held of the earl of Richmond: Swavesey in socage, annual value 40 marks; ‘Zouchesfee’, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. By the feoffment of Thomas Morys, William Crouch, William Aleyn and Richard Leverer, he held the manor called ‘Manersfee’ in Fulbourn for life with remainder to John Hyde, parson of Handsworth, William Corlegh, parson of Great Cheverell, John Stratton by Westbury, chaplain, Thomas Lee, Thomas Skynnere, John Borley and William Lee, and their heirs and assigns. It is held of the bishop of Ely by knight service, annual value 10 marks. He died on 4 July last without heirs of his body. Joyce wife of Hugh Burnell, knight, is his kinswoman and heir, being daughter of John Botourd, son of Joyce, sister of Alan, the father of Hugh, and aged 30 years and more.
54
Writ 23 Oct. 1399.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Ashby de la Zouch 17 Dec
He held the manor of Ashby de la Zouch in his demesne as of fee to himself and the heirs of his body by the feoffment of William Forde, clerk, and others [as in last]. Except for 7 1/2 virgates in Kilwardby, parcel of the manor, it is held of Lord Beaumont, service unknown. The 7 1/2 virgates were held of Richard II in chief of the crown as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 57s.4 3/4d. In the manor are 1 capital messuage, annual value nil; 120 a. arable in the common fields, annual value 24s., and no more because one third lies fallow each year; 12 a. meadow in the common fields, 20s.; a park with pasture, nil beyond the sustenance of the game; a dovecot nil because ruinous; a pond nil because unstocked; rents of the town of Ashby, £4 2s.1 3/4d. payable by equal parts at St. Thomas the Apostle, Easter and Midsummer; rents of free tenants and villeins, £11 7s.5 1/2d. payable at Martinmas, Lady Day and Midsummer; 1 watermill and 1 windmill, 53s.4d.; a common oven 13s.4d.; tolls of the market every Saturday, with a fair of 5 days at Holy Rood Day, 26s.8d.; and pleas and perquisites of court 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
55
Writ 23 Oct. 1399.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Midhurst 5 Apr 1400
He held the manors of River and Nutbourne with the advowson of the chapel of River jointly with Joan his wife, who survives him, to them and the heirs of his body, by the gift of William Forde, clerk, and others [as above]. In River there is a capital messuage, annual value nil; 180 a. arable at 3d., 45s.; 10 a. meadow at 10d., 11s.8d. [sic]; 18 a. several pasture, 4s.; a watermill, 13s.4d.; a park, nil beyond the keeping of the game and wages of the parker; assize rents of free tenants, villeins and cottars, £10 1 3/4d. payable at the four terms; and pleas and perquisites of courts, 6s.8d. It is held of Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, of the manor of Petworth, service unknown. In Nutbourne £12 6s.8d. in rents of free tenants and villeins at the four terms; 3 ruinous watermills, nil; and pleas and perquisites of court, 4s. It is held of the heirs of Robert de Tateshale, as the jurors understand. He also held to himself and the heirs of his body, by the gift of the same William Forde, clerk, and others, the advowson of West Chiltington; 100s.8d. rent from free tenants and villeins there at the four terms, of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee; and pleas and perquisites of court there, annual value 12d. The rent of 100s.8d., except for wards, marriages, reliefs and escheats, he granted long before his death to Thomas Monerpilers for life for the rent of a rose, with reversion to himself and his heirs. The following knight’s fees are held of the manor of River: Stopham, Linch, Barecourt and Yapton, 2 1/2 fees by the heirs of John Darundell, knight; West Marden, 1/2 fee by Thomas de Arundell; Lurgashall and Coates, 1 fee by Alice Seynt Johan; Rumboldswyke, 1 fee by John Loghteburgh. Date of death and heir as above. [Cf. CCR 1399–1402, p.144].
C 137/4, no. 20
E 149/72, no. 4
E 152/361, 363


MAUD WIDOW OF RICHARD DE STAFFORD, KNIGHT
56
Writ 14 April 1400.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Rothwell 23 April
She held for life of the inheritance of Edmund, bishop of Exeter, son and heir of Richard de Stafford, the manor of Sibbertoft, in fee tail, by the grant of Henry de Tymmore, Richard Lorymer and John Whitynton, clerks, to Richard and Maud and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Richard, father of Edmund, by a fine levied with royal licence [CPR 1370–4, p.151; CP 25(1) 178/84, no. 643]. It is held in petty serjeanty by a rent of 53s.1 1/2d. payable by the sheriff, annual value £12 9s.0 1/2d. She and Richard her husband died without heirs male, and it should descend to Edmund, who is aged 53 years and more. She died on 30 March last, but who is her heir and of what age is unknown.
57
Writ 14 April 1400.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Winchcombe 26 April
She held for life of the inheritance of Edmund, bishop of Exeter, son and heir of Richard de Stafford, in fee tail: Chipping Campden, half the manor and half the advowson, by the grant of John Whytynton, formerly parson of Naunton, and Richard de Drayton, formerly parson of Seckington, Warwickshire, by a fine [CPR 1377–81, p.272; CP 25(1) 78/78, no. 13], to Richard, Maud and their heirs male. They are held of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £20. Aston Subedge, the manor with the advowson, by the grant of Hugh de Hopewas, Henry de Tymmore and Nicholas de Yvyngho, chaplains, by a fine [CP 25(1) 78/72, no. 424]. It is held of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value £10. Charingworth, the manor, by the grant of John Goldyng and Maud his wife by a fine [CP 25(1) 78/73, no. 434]. It is held of John Lovell, knight, service unknown, annual value £10. Ullington, the manor, by the grant of Thomas de Hampton, held of Robert Corbet, knight, by knight service, annual value 40s. They died without heirs male of their bodies, she on 30 March. Edmund the son and heir of Richard is aged 53 years and more. [Cf. CIPM XV, nos.417–8].
C 137/4, no. 21
E 149/74, no. 9
E 152/355


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF JOHN DE PENBRUGGE, KNIGHT
58
Writ 29 Aug. 1400.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Leominster 9 Sept
She held jointly with John, formerly her husband: Boughrood and Eaton Tregoes, the castle and hamlets, with member, namely Trewarne, of the king in chief by a rent of 6d., and if by any other service it is unknown. Burghill, 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 4 a. meadow, 4 a. wood, and 36s. rent payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas, of the king of the honour of Brecknock, of the inheritance of Humphrey de Bohun, earl of Hereford, by the service of a third part of a knight’s fee. They were granted to John and herself and the heirs of John by Robert Whyteney, clerk, and Thomas de Hampton. Alice widow of Thomas Oldecastell is cousin and next heir of John de Penbrugge, being the daughter of John, brother of Edward, father of John, aged 28 years and more; but who is the next heir of Elizabeth is unknown. The castle is worth nothing annually. At Boughrood with its member are 1 carucate of demesne lands, 3 a. meadow and 7 a. wood, annual value 40s.; rents of £4 5s. payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas; 2 mills, 1 grinding and 1 fulling, 5 marks; and pleas and perquisites of court, 40s. At Eaton Tregoes are 1 carucate and 10 a. meadow, 60s.; and 33s.6d. rent payable at the same terms. The holdings at Burghill are valued at 30s. annually, beyond the rent. She died on 23 Aug. last.
C 137/4, no. 22


BRIAN DE CORNEWAILLE, KNIGHT
59
Writ 30 Jan. 1400.
DEVON. Inquisition. Winkleigh 19 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of King’s Nympton with the advowson, of Richard Seymour, knight, of his manor of North Molton by knight service, annual value £20. He died on 17 Jan. last. Richard his brother and heir is aged 30 years and more.
60
Writ 30 Jan. 1400.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Leominster 19 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee various hamlets: Oatcroft, Titley, Cascob, Wapley, Combe and Rodd, with their appurtenances in Lugharness in the Welsh March, with pleas of court and rents. These hamlets are parcels of the castle and town of Stapleton, held of the king in chief of the barony of Burford, annual value £8 5s. William atte Boure and Maud his wife hold half the manor of Rochford for life, by the grant of Brian, with remainder to his right heirs. It is held of Robert Clifford by the rent of one sparrowhawk, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir, aged 33 years and more, as above.
61
Writ 30 Jan. 1400.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Ludlow 16 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief: Burford, the manor, parcel of the barony, as 2 1/2 knight’s fees, annual value £18. Overs, the hundred, at fee farm, by a rent of 6s.8d. payable by the sheriff, annual value 20s. Stapleton, the castle and vill, with the hamlets of Frodesley and Willey in the Welsh March, with pleas and perquisites of court, as members of the barony of Burford, annual value £12. Roger Wiggemore has an annual rent of 100s. for life in Leintwardine, Kington, Burrington, and Adforton in Wigmoreland, by the grant of Brian, with reversion to his right heirs. William atte Boure and Maud his wife hold for life an annual rent of 40s. in Whitton, Rockhill and Stokesay, also by the grant of Brian, with reversion to his right heirs. Date of death and heir, aged 33, as above.
62
Writ 30 Jan. 1400.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Upton on Severn 23 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee half the manor of Ham, but of whom and by what service is unknown. There are 1/2 carucate, annual value 13s.4d.; 4 a. meadow, 13s.4d.; and assize rents of 20s. payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas; total 46s.8d. Similarly he held the manor of Carton, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 26s.8d. William atte Boure and Maud his wife hold for life 1 messuage in Little Sutton, granted by Brian, with reversion to his right heirs. It is held of the earl of March by a rent of 1d., annual value 13s.4d. Date of death and heir, aged 30, as above.
63
Writ 30 Jan. 1400.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Daventry 24 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 4 a. meadow in Thrupp by Daventry, annual value 30s.; and 1 carucate in Welton, annual value 13s.4d., of whom all are held and by what service is unknown. On 8 Jan. 1396 by the name of Brian de Cornewaille, knight, lord of Burford and Stapleton, he granted by his charter to William Wysham, knight, Robert Lodelowe, Roger Butley, John Baddeshawe, Nicholas Baker, rector of Burford, John Sturmy, John Sondon, and Robert Gyles their heirs and assigns the manor of Norton by Daventry. It is held of Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, by the service of a half a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. He died on 7 [sic] January, heir, aged 33, as above.
C 137/5, no. 25
E 149/74, no. 14


GEOFFREY LUCY, KNIGHT
64
Writ 20 Feb. 1400.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Dunstable 28 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee at Woodcroft in Luton a third part of a messuage, 80 a. arable and 3 a. pasture, annual value 40s., and £4 assize rents, payable at the four principal terms, of the king in chief as a twelfth part of a knight’s fee. He died on 12 Feb. Reynold Lucy, knight, his son and heir, is aged 36 years and more.
65
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Chelmscott 27 Feb 1400
He held the manor of Cublington in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Stafford of the honour of Gloucester by knight service, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
66
Writ 20 Feb. 1400.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 28 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee: Dallington, the manor, of the abbot of Peterborough by knight service and 20s. rent, annual value £19. Slapton, the manor, of the earl of Chester by knight service, annual value £10 6 1/2d. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
67
Writ 20 Feb. 1400.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. St Albans 28 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 102 a. and 33s.4d. rent in Little Gaddesden, of the rector of Ashridge, as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 53s.4d. He also held the manor of Wigginton of the prince of Wales, of the honour of Berkhampstead, as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 65s.3d. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
C 137/5, no. 26
E 149/74, no. 10
E 152/349, 362


ANDREW LOTERELL SENIOR, KNIGHT
68
Writ 6 Oct. 1399.
YORK. Inquisition. Doncaster 5 May 1400
He held nothing when he died, but he had held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Hooton Pagnell. He married Hawise, daughter of Philip le Despenser, knight, who survives him, and they had a son Andrew. He gave the manor to Andrew and Joan his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, by licence of Richard II [CPR 1377–81, p.318]. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks 6s.8d. He died on 6 Sept. 1399 and his son died on 31 Dec. 1397. Joan, wife of the younger Andrew, being already dead, the manor descended to Geoffrey their son, who is under age. Wardship was granted to Oliver de Staveley by letters patent. He granted it to Henry de Grene, knight [CPR 1396–9, pp.329, 332], by whose forfeiture it came into the king’s hands. Geoffrey is next heir of Andrew Loterell, junior, and aged 13 years and more. Andrew the son held the manor until he died, then Oliver de Staveley had the profits until Whitsun last, and Henry Grene from Whitsun so long as he lived.
C 137/5, no. 27
E 152/345


THOMAS PRESTON, KNIGHT
69
Writ 3 Nov. 1399.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Rothwell 18 Nov
He once held the manor of Gretton of the king in fee farm by a rent of £25 payable at the exchequer and the service of half a knight’s fee. He had licence [CPR 1396–9, p.338], shown to the escheator, to grant it to Ralph Parles, Henry Hertewell and Lawrence Quynton, and for them to regrant it to him for life, with remainder to Winmer, the son of his son Hugh, Isabel wife of Winmer, and the heirs of their bodies, and failing such heirs the right heirs of Winmer. Its annual value is £12. He died on Monday in St. Luke last [sic, but 18 Oct. was a Saturday in 1399]. Winmer, son of his son Hugh, is heir and aged 17 years and more.
C 137/5, no. 28


WILLIAM LECHE OF NEWTON
70
Writ 8 Aug. 1400.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Swaffham 14 Oct
He held the manor of Newton by Castle Acre of the honour of Aumale, by the service of a pair of gilt spurs, price 6d., or 6d. annually at Midsummer, annual value 100s.; and 2 tenements in Cawston and Oulton of Michael de la Pole, earl of Suffolk, of the manor of Cawston, by a rent of 8s. at Michaelmas and Easter, annual value 40s. He died on 29 July. Katherine wife of John Wesebech, his sister and next heir, is aged 24 years and more.
71
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to his status in the manor of Newton. 30 May 1403.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Hilborough 5 July
He held in his demesne in fee tail, to himself and the heirs of his body, the manor of Newton by Castle Acre, by the grant of Richard Holdych by his charter, sealed with his seal and shown to the jurors, dated at Newton on 3 April 1385, to Sybil wife of Nicholas de Leche for life, with remainder to William son of Nicholas and the heirs of his body, and failing such heirs to Katherine, daughter of Nicholas and sister of William, who married John Wysebech, and her heirs. He also held in his demesne in fee tail, to himself and his heirs by Katherine formerly his wife, 2 tenements in Cawston and Oulton, according to the custom of Cawston manor, by feoffment of Richard Holdych, with remainder to the right heirs of Nicholas.
C 137/5, no. 29
E 149/77, no. 1


BERTRAM MONBOCHER
72
Writ 12 Oct. 1399.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Sutton on Trent 6 Nov
He held nothing in the county, but long before he died, by a charter of feoffment, he gave to Nicholas Rys, clerk, to hold to himself and his heirs, the manor of Sutton on Trent, which is held of the earl of Richmond, of the honour of Richmond in socage, annual value £10. He died on 5 Oct. last. Bertram his son and heir is aged 4 years and more.
73
Writ 12 Oct. 1399
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 18 May 1401
He held in his demesne as of fee: Jesmond, a sixth part of the manor with the advowson of the chapel of St. Mary there, and a third part of a watermill called ‘Thrysmylne’, of the king by the service of a sixth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 5 marks. Shieldfield in the lordship of Byker, 7 a., of Richard de Arundell, knight, in socage, annual value 16s.8d. Heaton by Newcastle upon Tyne, 2 husbandlands, of John Musgrave in socage, annual value 10s. He died on 6 Oct. last. Bertram his son and heir is aged 8 years next Michaelmas.
74
Writ 12 Oct. 1399.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Ticehurst 4 Feb 1400
He held of the king of the honour of Richmond by knight service: Hammerden, the manor. There is no chief messuage, but there are 130 a. arable at 4d.; 120 a. wood at 1d.; £10 9s. assize rents, of which 43s.6d. is payable at Easter and £7 4s.6d. at Michaelmas; and 1 court, 13s.4d. Filsham, the manor, comprising 178 a. of arable at 4d.; 120 a. pasture at 2d.; 4 a. wood at 2d.; and assize rents, £7. Cortesley, the manor, comprising 16 a. meadow, annual value 16d.; 26s. assize rents, of which 13s.4d. is payable at Easter and 12s.8d. at Michaelmas; and a rent of 1800 red herrings from certain tenements at Christmas. Morley, the manor, in which are 47s.3d. assize rents payable at Michaelmas. He died on 3 Oct. last. Bertram his son and heir is aged 4 years and more.
75
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to his status in the above manors. 8 June 1401.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Ticehurst 28 Aug
His status in the manors of Hammerden, Filsham, Cortesley and Morley, is to himself and his heirs in fee simple.
76
Writ 12 Oct. 1399.
YORK. Inquisition. Richmond 6 March 1400
He held nothing in the county. He died on 25 Sept. Bertram his son and heir is aged 9 years and more.
C 137/5, no. 30
E 152/345, 363


JOHN FYLILOD
77
Writ 30 Aug. 1400.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Alveley 11 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 1 messuage, 1 watermill, 1 carucate, 1 nook of land, 1 a. meadow, 1 a. pasture, 1 a. wood and 30s. rent in Astley and Nordley by the service of finding a horse serjeant with a habergeon (haubergellus) to go with the king when he goes with his army into Wales, annual value 48s.4d. He also held 1 carucate in Romsley of Andrew de Dodmoston, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d.; 1 croft and 1 a. in Alveley of Henry Haggeley, service unknown, annual value 12d.; and 1 nook and 8 a. in Nordley of Roger atte Lee, service unknown, annual value 2s. He died on 16 July last. Giles Fylilod is his uncle and next heir, being the brother of John his father, and aged 30 years and more. [Note by Exchequer] 58s. yearly from Friday after [recte before] St. Margaret, 23 July to 15 Nov., 16 weeks and 4 days, 18s.8d.
78
Writ 30 Aug. 1400.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 6 Nov
He held 3 messuages, 40 a. arable and 4 a. meadow in the manor of Kidderminster of William Beauchamp, knight, Lord Abergavenny, in socage by a rent of 12d., annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
79
Writ 30 Aug. 1400.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Warwick 13 Nov
John Meaux, knight, held half the manor of Shrewley in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, and enfeoffed Nicholas Fylilod, William Fylilod his brother, and the heirs of William. By letters patent of 6 June 1364 [CPR 1361–4, p.508] Edward III pardoned the transfer without licence. Nicholas held the half for life and died on 24 Aug. 1382. John, kinsman of William brother of Nicholas, that is the son of John son of William, was then 8 years of age. It was taken into the king’s hands and so remained because John did not sue for it after he came of age. It is held of the king in chief by the service of finding an armed man in war for 40 days, annual value 33s.4d. Date of death, and heir, aged 32 years and more, as above.


NICHOLAS FYLILOD
80
Writ 30 Aug. 1400.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Warwick 13 Nov
Jurors and findings as last, adding only: The escheator took the profits from 24 Aug. 1382, when Nicholas died, until Michaelmas following. From then until 10 Nov. 1387, John Horewode had them. Then they were granted by letters patent [CFR 1383–91, p.203] to Giles Fililode of Staffordshire on certain conditions. He still holds. [Cf. CIPM XV, no. 494].
C 137/6, no. 31
E 149/74, no. 13


JOAN WIDOW OF RALPH BRACEBRUGG
81
Writ 10 May 1400.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coleshill 3 June
She held the manors of Kingsbury and Plumpton for life by the grant of Nicholas Ryvell, John de Conyngesby, clerk, William de Halughton and Humphrey de Halughton his brother, to Ralph, herself and the heirs of Ralph. They are held of the prince [of Wales] of his manor of Cheylesmore by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £60. She died on 22 April last. Ralph is son and heir of both Ralph and herself, and was 21 years of age on 1 Feb.
82
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coleshill 3 June
Jurors and findings as last, except that the annual value is given as £40 instead of £60.
83
Writ 10 May 1400.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Bracebridge 9 June
She held the manors of Southall in Bracebridge, Buslingthorpe and Wrawby for life, by the grant of Nicholas Ryvell and others [as above, no. 81]. The manor of Southall in Bracebridge is held of the king in chief of his manor of Bourne, formerly of the earl of Kent but now in the king’s hands, by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. Buslingthorpe is held of William Ryse of his manor of Ludborough by Fulstow, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Wrawby is held of Lord Bardolf of his manor of Shelford in Nottinghamshire, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. She died on 22 April. Her husband died on 11 Aug. 1395, heir as above.
C 137/6, no. 32
E 149/74, no. 3


JOHN DAVEYS, KNIGHT
84
Writ 15 April 1400.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Lyndon 26 April
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief the manors of Lyndon and Tickencote, as a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value 25 marks. He died on 11 April. John his son and heir is aged 25 years and more.
C 137/6, no. 33
E 149/74, no. 11


THOMAS ASSHEMAN OF SOMERLEYTON
85
Writ 12 Feb. 1400.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Lowestoft 22 June
Owing to the madness of Thomas Assheman of Somerleyton 1 messuage, 20 a. arable and 2 a. marsh in Somerleyton and Oulton were taken into the king’s hands under Richard II, and so remain. The messuage, 11 a. and the marsh are held of Michael de la Poole, earl of Suffolk, of the hundred of Lothingland in socage by a rent of 12d., annual value 10s. One other acre is held of the heir of Henry Ingelose of the manor of Ashby by a rent of 4d.; and 8 other a. of John Gernegan of the manor of Somerleyton by a rent of 4s.; annual value 3s.4d. He died on 3 July 1393. John Assheman, son of Walter, brother of John, father of Thomas, is cousin and heir and aged 40 years and more.
C 137/6, no. 34


JOHN FROGENHALE
86
Writ 15 June 1400.
KENT. Inquisition. Ospringe 22 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief: Buckland, the manor and advowson, of the castle of Leeds, as a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value £6 17s.7 1/2d. Luddenham, the manor, of the castle of Dover, paying 10s. every 20 weeks for the guard of the castle, annual value £8 13s.5d. He died on 14 June last. William his son and next heir is aged 2 years and more.
C 137/6, no. 35


WILLIAM RYNGEBORNE
87
Writ 22 March 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 5 April
He held of the king in chief half the manor of Barton Stacey, half the profits of the hundred, and 1 messuage, 4 a. arable, 3 a. meadow, 6 a. wood., and 1 watermill in Forton, belonging to the half manor, as half a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. He died on 13 March last. William his son and next heir is aged 24 years and more.
C 137/6, no. 36


ROBERT SWALWE
88
Writ 11 Feb. 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Southampton 28 March
He held, jointly with Christina his wife, 1 messuage and 1/2 a. in the town and field of Lymington, of the earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value 9s.3d. He died on 12 Jan. last. John Swalwe his brother and next heir is aged 22 years and more. [Cf. CIM VII, nos.121–2, 129].
C 137/6, no. 37


CLARICE WIDOW OF ROBERT FREVYLL
89
Writ 17 Sept. 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 20 Sept
She held a third part of the manor of Little Shelford in dower after the death of Robert Frevyll, her husband. It is held partly of the king in chief as three quarters of a knight’s fee, partly of the bishop of Ely as 1 1/2 fees and partly of the earl of Richmond as a quarter of a fee, annual value of the third part £10 and 2 loads of hay, price 6s. She also held 1 messuage and 16 a. in Little Shelford of the earl of Richmond for life by the grant of Robert Frevyll, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. She died on 9 Aug. John Cotill her son and heir is aged 24 years and more.
90
Writ, melius sciri, as to whom the holdings should descend. 24 Sept. 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 27 Sept
The third part of the manor of Little Shelford and 1 messuage and 16 a. are of the inheritance of Thomas Frevyll, son and heir of Robert. He still lives, aged 40 years and more, and they should descend to him.
C 137/7, no. 38
E 149/72, no. 7
E 152/344


INGRAM BRUYN, KNIGHT
91
Writ 14 Aug. 1400.
DORSET. Inquisition. Wimborne Minster 10 Sept
He held the manor of Ranston in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, annual value 16 marks. He died on 12 Aug. last. Maurice his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
92
Writ, for fees, 14 Aug. 1400.
DORSET. Inquisition. Wimborne Minster 10 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief half a knight’s fee in Ranston, which is in the king’s hands owing to his death.
93
Writ 14 Aug. 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 3 Sept
He held the manor of South Ockendon in his demesne as of fee of the countess of Hereford, by the service of 1 1/2 knight’s fees, annual value £40. Date of death and heir as above.
94
Writ, for fees, 14 Aug. 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 3 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee the advowsons of South Ockendon, annual value when it occurs 25 marks; and of the free chapel of St. John the Baptist in Brook Street, annual value of temporalities, when it occurs, 100s.
95
Writ 14 Aug. 1400.
KENT. Inquisition. Deptford 10 Sept
He held the manor of Beckenham with the advowson to himself and the heirs male of his body, and failing them to William Marny, knight, and his heirs male. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
96
Writ 14 Aug. 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Stockbridge 22 Sept
He held: Godshill, 1 close, 20 a. arable, 8 a. meadow and 100 a. heath, of the king in chief, of the manor of Lyndhurst, by the service of rendering yearly 3 arrowshafts or 3d., annual value 32s.8d. Fordingbridge, the manor, in his demesne as of fee, of the countess of Kent, lady of Bedhampton, as 1 knight’s fee, annual value £16 12s. Rowner, the manor and the advowson, jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who still lives, by the grant of John Martham, parson of Beckenham in Kent, by his indenture dated 24 Feb. 1393, with remainder, in default of heirs male of Ingram to William Marny, son and heir of Robert de Marny, knight, and his heirs male. They are held of the king by a rent of 40s., annual value of the manor £10 and of the advowson when it occurs 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/7, no. 39
E 149/74, no. 1
E 152/354


HENRY YEVELE
97
Writ 12 Sept. 1400.
KENT. Inquisition. Wye 15 Sept
He held the manors of Trimworth and Fanscombe for life by a grant of Richard II [CPR 1388–92, pp.122–3]. Afterwards Richard II granted the advowson of Crundale with the reversion of the two manors after the death of Henry Yevele to the master and chaplains of the college of Maidstone, and the king confirmed this on 6 March 1400 [CPR 1396–9, p.27; 1399–1401, p.230]. The manors should remain to the college in free alms, annual value £20. He died on 21 Aug. Richard Yevele his kinsman and next heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/7, no. 40


JOHN WYTTELBERY
98
Writ 8 May 1400.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 28 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief the manor of Horton called ‘Wyttelberyesplace’, service unknown, annual value £4; and 1 messuage in Blakesley, annual value 26s.8d. He died on 21 April. Aubrey his son and heir is aged 26 years and more.
99
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 22 July
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Whissendine called ‘Wyttelberymaner’ of the king in chief of the honour of Huntingdon by knight service, annual value £10; and 3 messuages and 3 virgates in Empingham of Oliver Malyverer, knight, service unknown, annual value 40s. [‘3 marks’ over erasure in E 149/74]. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/7, no. 41
E 149/74, no. 8