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JOHN TRAILLY, KNIGHT
100
Writ 7 Aug. 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 19 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 2 messuages, 120 a. and 1 fishery in Quy, as parcel of the manor of Quy, annual value £7 3s. Long ago he enfeoffed John Warde, clerk, and Ralph Pokelyngton in his manor of Quy, except for those lands and tenements in the manor which were held of the king in chief. Ralph died. John Warde, rector of Northill, conveyed it to Reynold de Grey, lord of Wexford and of Ruthin, Gerard Braybroke, knight, junior, Reynold Ragoun, John Hervy, and John Herteshorn, to hold on certain terms contained in his charter. It is held, except for the above 2 messuages held in chief, of the bishop of Ely, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. He died on 18 June last. Reynold is his son and heir, aged 22 on 15 July.
101
Writ 7 Aug. 1400.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 12 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee: Northill, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief by knight service; annual values, manor 20 marks, advowson 40 marks. Wootton Hoo, the manor, of Robert de Todynham by suit at his court at Bedford every three weeks, annual value nil because he granted an annual rent of £6 from it to John Herteshorn, now deceased, and Alice his wife for the term of their lives. Ravensden, various lands and tenements, of the heir of Thomas Moubray, duke of Norfolk, a minor in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value 100s. Long before his death he enfeoffed Gerard de Braybrok, lord of Odell, Gerard de Braybrok, knight, junior, and Edmund Hampden in his manors of Yelden and Chellington, to them, their heirs and assigns, and all the tenants attorned to them. They are held of the earl of Stafford, Yelden by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value 40 marks, Chellington, service unknown, annual value £10. Also long before his death he enfeoffed by his charter Reynold de Grey, lord of Wexford and Ruthin, Gerard Braybrok, knight, junior, John Warde, rector of Northill, Reynold Ragoun, John Hervy and John Herteshorn in the manor of Carlton, for the life of Joan his wife, who survives, and all the tenants attorned. It is held of Amery de Sancto Amando by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
102
Writ, for fees, 7 Aug. 1400.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 14 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee the advowson of the church of Woodford by Thrapston in right of patronage there, annual value £10. Date of death and heir, aged 22 years and more, as above.
C 137/7, no. 42
E 149/72, no. 1


EDMUND DE DOUNE
103
Writ 28 June 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Maldon 8 July
He held in fee tail: Bradwell juxta Mare, 1 messuage, 1 ruined windmill, 100 a. arable, 4 a. meadow, 2 a. pasture, 40 a. external marsh, 1 broken weir and 10s.4d. rent, of the king in chief as a third part of a knight’s fee and by the service of providing 1 lance, price 2s., when the king goes to Wales, annual value 60s. Down, view of frankpledge yearly in Bradwell on the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle by a rent of 12d. payable by the sheriff, annual value 12d. Bradwell juxta Mare, 1 messuage, 100 a. arable, 5 a. meadow, 10 a. external marsh, 1 a. wood, 5 old broken weirs and 12s. rent of Joan Lady Swynbourne in scutage (scuagium) and fealty, annual value 78s.6d.; 3 a. of John Cook by a rent of 2d., annual value 12d.; 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 1 a. pasture, 30 a. external marsh and 5s. rent, of Henry Percy, knight, of his manor of Bradwell by a rent of 20s.2d., annual value 35s.10d.; and 30 a. of Bartholomew Bourghchier, knight, by a rent of 7s., annual value 10s. Asheldham and Steeple, 80 a. arable and 3 a. meadow, of the prior of Stanesgate by a rent of 14s., annual value 26s.8d.; 100 a. of Bartholomew Bourghchier, knight, and John Bodenyk, service unknown, annual value 33s.4d.; and 5 a. of the bishop of Winchester, by a rent of 1 lb. pepper, annual value 20d. He died on 26 June. John his son and heir is aged 32 years and more.
C 137/7, no. 43
E 149/73, no. 8


WILLIAM ASTORP, KNIGHT
104
Writ 18 Oct. 1399.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells 11 March 1400
Long before he died he held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Camerton with the advowson, and lands and tenements in Doulting, and enfeoffed Alan Benet, rector of Morleigh, William Radewell, rector of Hemyock, John Axhard, rector of Clyst Hydon, and John Wrosell, and gave them seisin that they might give the issues to himself for life, and afterwards re-enfeoff the next and right heirs of the blood of Margaret his wife to herself and her heirs. Robert Palton is her kinsman and next heir. The manor is held of the bishop of Bath and Wells by knight service, annual value £10; and the lands in Doulting are held of the abbot of Glastonbury, and extend within the said sum of £10. He died without heirs on 8 Oct.
105
Writ 18 Oct. 1399.
DEVON. Inquisition. Sampford Peverell 3 Jan 1400
He held in his demesne as of fee: Sampford Peverell, the manor and borough with the advowson, of the king in chief, annual value £30 2s.0 1/2d. Boehill and Leonard Moor, certain parcels of land, of Richard Warre of his manor of Burlescombe by knight service, annual value £6 3s. ‘Pratteslonde’, a parcel so called, of William Aishford of his manor of Ashford by knight service, annual value 22s. ‘Preston’, the land of, of the heirs of John Welyngton of their manor of Uplowman by knight service, annual value 30s. Ash Thomas, lands and tenements of John Dauney of his manor of Woodbeer by knight service, annual value 40s. Sutton, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of John Dorcestre, annual value 60s. Colyford, lands and tenements, of the same of his manor of Halberton by knight service, annual value 20s. Halsewood, a parcel of land so called, of the same of the same manor by knight service, annual value 4s. Halberton, the hundred, in alternate years, of Lord Despenser of his honour of Gloucester, annual value 6s.8d. ‘Pechecroft’, a parcel so called, of John Dorcestre of his manor of Halberton by knight service, annual value 8d. Aller, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £13. With Margaret his wife, and in her right in his demesne as of fee, he once held the manors of Hemyock and Clyst Hydon and the hundred of Hemyock. They gave them to John Dynham, knight, John Wattecombe, parson of Hemyock, Walter Salterne, parson of Sampford Peverell, and Richard Michel, chaplain. By a fine of 1390 [CP 25(1) 44/66, no. 13] John Dynham and the others granted them to William and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies, failing them to the heirs of the body of Margaret and in default of such heirs with reversion to John Dynham and the others. Margaret died without heirs of her body, and William likewise. Hemyock manor was held of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, of his castle of Plympton by knight service, annual value 38 marks; the hundred of the same earl and castle by knight service, annual value 26s.8d. Clyst Hydon manor was held of the same earl of his manor of Okehampton by knight service, annual value £20. William Astorp also held to himself and his heirs certain lands in Yarnscombe of Robert Chalouner, knight, of his manor of Torrington, annual value 40s. He died on 8 Oct. He was a bastard and died without heirs. The escheator took his lands into the king’s hands.
106
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to how and by what service his lands were held. 20 Aug. 1400.
DEVON. Inquisition. Bradninch 16 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee: Boehill, 15 a. arable, 6 a. meadow, 10 a. wood and alder, and 2s.4d. annual rent, of Richard Warre of his manor of Burlescombe as half a knight’s fee and by the service of 1 … at Easter. ‘Pratteslond’, 30 a. arable, 1 a. meadow and 1 a. wood, of William Aisshford, as an eighth part of a knight’s fee and by a rent of 4s. at Michaelmas. Ash Thomas, 40 a. arable and 3 a. wood of John Dauneye of his manor of Woodbeer as a quarter of a knight’s fee and …8d. rent at Michaelmas. Colyford, 2 messuages, 1 curtilage … 1 1/2 roods of meadow, of John Dorcestre and Margaret his wife in the right of Margaret of the manor of Halberton by the service of … part of a knight’s fee and 9s. annual rent payable at the four principal terms. Halsewood, 24 a. wood, and ‘Pechecroft’, 3 a. arable, held of the manor of Halberton in right of Margaret his wife by a rent of 16d. at Michaelmas. Yarnscombe, … and 40s. rent, of Robert Chalons of his manor of Torrington by knight service. Halberton, the hundred, in alternate years, of Lord Despenser of his honour of Gloucester. [Headed] Nulla inde fiat liberacio absque deliberacione consilii regis, Hill.
107
Writ, plura, 12 July 1402.
DEVON. Inquisition. Crediton 15 Sept
He held no more than was stated in the former inquisition, but William Jocens of Trobridge and Joan his wife held of him, in right of Joan, 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Trobridge in the parish of Crediton by knight service, and he held them of Edmund, bishop of Exeter, by homage, fealty, suit of court at the bishop’s court at Crediton every 3 weeks, and the service of half a knight’s fee. He was a bastard and died without heirs.
C 137/7, no. 44; 33, no. 41
E 149/74, no. 17


MILES STAPULTON
108
Writ 12 Feb. 1400.
YORK. Inquisition and extent. York 25 April
He held to himself and the heirs male of his body, with remainder to the right heirs of Brian de Stapulton, knight, his father: Wighill, the manor with the hamlet of Easedike, of lord de Moubray by homage and fealty, annual value £10. Clifford, the manor, of the earl of Kent by homage, annual value £4. Farlington, two parts of the manor, of the earl of Westmorland by suit of court at Sheriff Hutton, and if by other service the jurors do not know of it, annual value £12. Little Langton, the manor, of the earl of Richmond, service unknown, annual value £7. Skelbrooke, a parcel of land, of whom held and by what service is unknown, annual value 5s. Firby, 1 messuage and 3 a., of whom held unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Askham Bryan, lands and tenements, of Lord Grey of Rotherfield and Miles de Stapilton, knight, by a rent of 5d., annual value 22s. Carlton by Snaith and Camblesforth, lands and tenements, of the heir of Brian Stapulton, knight, his father, by a rent of 13s., annual value £10. He died on 6 Feb. last. John his son and heir is aged 32 weeks.
109
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to his status in the lands, of whom and by what service they were held. 9 July 1419.
YORK. Inquisition. Clifton 7 Sept
He held to himself and his heirs male Wighill manor with the hamlet of Easedike; Clifford manor; Farlington, two parts of the manor; Little Langton manor; Skelbrooke, a parcel of land; Firby, 1 messuage and 3 a.; Askham Bryan, lands etc.; all with remainder in default of male heirs to the right heirs of his father, Brian de Stapulton, knight. He also held, by the grant of Agnes Arundell, sister and heir of Richard de Boynton, formerly rector of Binbrook, lands and tenements in Carlton by Snaith and Camblesforth, of the heirs of Brian de Stapulton, knight, deceased, by a rent of 13s. The messuage and 3 a. in Firby are held of the heirs of Lord Deincourt and of Miles de Stapulton, knight, and the parcel in Skelbrooke of Peter del Hay, both services unknown.
110
Writ 22 Feb. 1400.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Kessingland 5 May
He held the manor of Kessingland and 52s.6d. rent in Cretingham and Ashfield of the king in chief by knight service, to himself and his heirs male, with remainder to the right heirs of his father, Brian de Stapulton, knight, annual value £8. Date of death as above. John his son and heir is aged 33 weeks.
111
Writ 22 Feb. 1400
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Loddon 7 May
He held nothing in Norfolk. Date of death and heir as in last.
112
Writ 22 Feb. 1400.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Horncastle 11 May
He held in his demesne as of fee 3 messuages, 2 cottages and 1 carucate in Baumber, of Henry son and heir of John de Bello Monte, knight, a minor in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value £4. Date of death and heir, aged 34 weeks, as above.
113
Writ 1 May 1400.
He held of the king in burgage as is all the city of York: In Bishophill, 4 cottages, annual value 32s.; 4 other cottages, 30s.; 4 cottages, 31s.; 2 cottages, 33s.4d.; the reversion of a messuage and garden held for life by William de Sheffeld, 40s.; and the reversion of 14 cottages held by William Blenkansopp and Agnes his wife for the life of Agnes, 40s. In Finkle Street, the reversion of 1 messuage, held by the same for the life of Agnes, annual value 15s. In the suburbs outside Micklegate, 4 cottages, 8s. Date of death and heir, aged 35 weeks, as above.
114
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to his status in the cottages, and who should have them in default of male heirs. 9 July 1419.
He held 14 cottages on Bishophill and 4 others in the suburbs outside the Micklegate, as stated in the writ, with remainder in default of male heirs to the right heirs of his father, Brian de Stapulton, knight.
115
Writ 22 Feb. 1400.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Carlisle 20 March
He held to himself and his heirs male with remainder to the right heirs of Brian, his father: Oughterby, the manor with the hamlet of Bampton, of Thomas de Dacre at a cornage rent of 7s., annual value 100s. Crosby on Eden, a quarter of the manor, of the bishop of Carlisle by homage and a rent of 11s., annual value 60s. Cumwhinton, 1 messuage and 12 a., of William de Aglaby, by a cornage rent of 5 1/2d., annual value 5s. Carlisle, 4 burgages and 3 a., of the king by house-gavel, annual value 16s. Hornsby, a quarter of the vill, of Thomas de Dacre by homage, annual value 6s.8d. Date of death and heir, aged 27 weeks, as above.
C 137/8, no. 45
E 152/345, 356–7


ROBERT SHARDELOWE, KNIGHT
116
Writ 11 June 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Babraham 18 June
He held in his demesne as of fee: Fulbourn, 1 rood, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 2d. Shardelowes manor in Fulbourn, of the Earl Marshal and of the tenants of ‘Souches’ manor in Fulbourn, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Fulbourn, 3 roods, of the tenants of Colvyll manor, by knight service, annual value 6d. He died on 19 July 1399. John his son and heir is aged 1 1/2 years and more. [The Exchequer copy is the same except for the date, 26 June 1400, but adds]: Margaret his widow held the lands from the Saturday when he died to Michaelmas, and should answer for the profits.
117
Writ 29 June 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Castle Hedingham 4 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee 20 a. arable, 12 a. meadow and 6 a. pasture in Ashen, Birdbrook and Ridgewell, of William Bateman of his manor of Little Sampford by suit of court every 3 weeks, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir, aged 2 1/2 years and more, as above.
C 137/8, no. 46
E 149/72, no. 9


HENRY ATTE BROME
118
Writ 18 Nov. 1399.
He held in his demesne as of fee a tenement with houses, shops and a plot of land in the parish of St. Michael Bassishaw, of the king in burgage as all the city is, annual value 6 marks. He died on 1 Nov. 1342. Alice atte Brome is his heir, being the daughter of Ralph his brother, aged 58 years. After his death Agnes his wife, who held jointly with him for her life, occupied them and took the profits until she married Hugh Jentill. He then held them until he died. Then she married John London, who held them for her life. She died. Then John London married a certain Lucy, and they held them. By his will he left them to Lucy for life, and then to pay for a chaplain to pray for the souls of Lucy and himself in St. Michael’s church. After his death the parishioners of that church took possession in accordance with his will, occupied them and took the profits until Simon Standish, chaplain, was inducted into a perpetual chantry. He held the property and took the profits until Robert London and Thomas London, claiming to be the heirs of John London, entered and took possession. They alienated to a certain John Walesby, and he to William Belhome, who now holds and takes the profits.
C 137/8, no. 47


THOMAS BASYNGES
119
Writ 3 Aug. 1400
KENT. Inquisition. Kenardington 11 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Kenardington, comprising 13 1/2 a. arable; 2 a. meadow; 164 a. pasture; 5 a. 1 rood wood; £6 assize rents from free tenants at Easter and Michaelmas; 33 cocks, price 1 1/2d. each and 82 hens at 2d. at Christmas; 600 eggs at Easter, 2s.; 6 geese at Michaelmas, 3d. each; 1/2 lb. pepper at Christmas, 5d.; 6 lb. wax at Easter at 5d. the lb.; and the advowson of the church of Kenardington, £10 when it occurs. A third part of the site of the manor and 37 a. of the said 164 a. are held by the service of a rent of 10s. for the guard of Dover castle. The rest of the site and of the 164 a., and the meadow, wood and rents are held of the archbishop of Canterbury, the abbot of St. Augustine’s, Canterbury, and the prior of St. Gregory’s, Canterbury, separately by various services. The site is worth nothing annually, each of the 164 a. and 13 1/2 a., 6d., the 2 a. meadow 2s., and the wood nothing because no profit can be taken from the timber. With Agnes his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, he held: Iffin, the manor, of the prior of St. Gregory’s, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. ‘Elmeslemersch’, the pasture so called, of whom held unknown, annual value nil because waste. Cockread, the manor, in Romney marsh, of the master of the hospital of Dover, service unknown, annual value £6. Silwell by Ruckinge, all the lands so called which Reynold de Basynges held, comprising 18 a. arable, held of Henry de Horne, service unknown, annual value 30s. Stone in the Isle of Oxney, the lands which Walter Alayn held, comprising 25 a., annual value 30s., and 20s. rent from the lands of Stephen de Pysenden in that parish, held of the abbot of St. Augustine’s, service unknown. Redbrook in the parish of Kenardington, 20 a. which John Merscher, senior, held to farm, of the same abbot, service unknown, annual value 40s. Appledore, 5 a. which Thomas Sedelide held at farm in the town, annual value 7s., of the prior of Dover, service unknown. Snargate, 20 a. which John Merscher, junior, held, of the same abbot, service unknown, annual value 30s. Kenardington, various lands in the parish: 10 a. which Thomas Horne held next to the mill, of the archbishop, service unknown, annual value 21s.; 10 a. which John Wille held at farm in ‘Lytellarkemede’ and ‘Bettewildeslonde’, of the same abbot, service unknown, annual value 15s.; 2 a. and a windmill standing on them which William Caliot held at farm by ‘Pykhelle’, of the archbishop and of William Spaket separately, service unknown, annual value 2 a. 2s., the mill nil because ruinous; 8 a. which William Horne held at farm called ‘Dygenesland’ and ‘Boles’, of the prior of Dover, service unknown, annual value 8s.; 2 a. which Thomas atte Reche held at farm by ‘Kelchesbregge’, of the same abbot, service unknown, annual value 5s.; 16 a. called ‘Baytones’ and ‘Boltesland’ next to the messuage formerly of Walter Alayn, of the same abbot, service unknown, annual value 12s.; and 40 a. called ‘Horsteghe’ and ‘Kyngesmanland’ and other pieces of land which William Benet held at farm, of the archbishop, annual value 38s. Appledore, all the wood called Park Farm in the parish, annual value 10s., and the pasture there 3s.4d. He died on 29 July. John his son and heir is aged 24 years and more.
C 137/8, no. 48
E 357/14, m.37


THOMAS STANES
120
ex officio
He held the manor of Gomshall for life of the king, and he died on 2 Aug. There are within the moat a hall, 2 chambers, 1 grange, 1 byre and 1 stable, annual value nil; and in the manor 100 a. arable at 4d., a watermill 4 marks, £11 8s. assize rents payable at the four principal terms, 40s. from various customary works, 20 a. underwood at 1d. and view of frankpledge twice yearly, with the perquisites of court every 3 weeks, annual value beyond the fee of the steward 13s.4d. Thomas Clerk atte Hoo has held the whole manor since the day of his death, and has taken the profits.
E 149/74, no. 19


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF ROBERT HARYNGDON, KNIGHT
121
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater 28 Aug 1400
She held the manor of Huntspill of the king in chief by knight service. Fulk, son and heir of Fulk Fitzwaryn, has the reversion by inheritance, is the next heir, and is under age in the king’s ward. William Cogan, knight, formerly lord of Huntspill, granted and confirmed by his deed now shown to the jurors, dated 20 July 1371, to John Elys, vicar of Meare by Glastonbury, who still lives, an annual rent of 10 quarters of corn for life from his lands in Huntspill, comprising at All Saints 2 qr. wheat and 2 qr. barley and at Candlemas 4 qr. beans and 2 qr. oats, with the carriage of it to a place that the vicar’s boat could conveniently reach, and he bound himself and his heirs to warranty by his deed. In the manor are assize rents of free tenants and villeins at the four feasts, £39 18s.; a close called ‘Calvenhey’; a small garden by the court, 2s.; 100 a. meadow in ‘Goselese’ in separate plots, worth from Candlemas until the hay is cut 8d. per a., after that nil because common; the hay was harvested long before Elizabeth died; in the meadow called Huntspill ‘mede’ 50 a. meadow from Candlemas to the hay harvest, 6d. an a.; in the field called ‘La Harth’ 140 a. arable, in that called ‘West Yalworth’ 10 a., to the north of the court 15 a., in the one to the west 22 a., and in the one called ‘Wolsshecrofte’ 24 a., all worth 8d. an a. Robert de Haryngton, late husband of Elizabeth, leased the lands from Michaelmas for the following year to various tenants for 8d. an a. payable at Lammas, which he collected and it is in his hands for the past year. There is a pasture called ‘Gossehull’, annual value 4s., another south of the court 3s., one called ‘Cothampmede’ comprising 100 a. at 12d., a dovecot 40d., and pleas and perquisites of the court, with a certain gift on the 2 law-days, 36s. She died on 19 Aug.
122
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Montacute 13 Oct 1400
She, who elsewhere held of the king in chief, held in dower a third part of the manor of Wigborough, of whom is unknown, annual value 5 marks. She died on 19 Aug. Fulk son and heir of Fulk Fitzwaryn, in the king’s ward, is next heir, aged 15 years and more.
E 149/74, no. 16


THOMAS DUKE OF GLOUCESTER
123
Writ, for fees, 5 Feb. 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Braintree 20 Dec 1399 [sic
He held in his demesne as of fee the advowsons of the churches of Barnston and South Fambridge, annual values when they occur 10 marks and 100s. He held no fees or other advowsons.
124
Writ 4 Nov. 1399.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 24 Jan 1400
He had an annuity of £20 payable by the sheriff and held nothing else in the county. He died on 8 Sept. 1397. Anne, wife of Edmund earl of Stafford, and Joan, of full age, 17 and 15 years, and Isabel, aged 13, are his daughters and heirs. From the time of his death Richard II took the annuity by the sheriff.
125
Writ 28 June 1402.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford 15 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee an annuity of £20 payable by the sheriff, granted to him and his heirs by Richard II by letters patent, on the day of his coronation. He died on 8 Sept. 1397. His daughters, Anne wife of Edmund earl of Stafford, Joan and Isabel were his heirs. Joan died seised of the annuity because it was taken into the king’s hands and then assigned to her. She died on 16 Aug. 1400. Anne and Isabel were her heirs, and it was in the king’s hands on account of the minority of Isabel and the deaths of Thomas and Joan. Isabel was professed a nun of the order of Minoresses in the suburbs of London on 23 April last, when she was aged 16 years and more. Anne wife of Edmund earl of Stafford is her heir, aged 20 years and more.
C 137/10, no. 50, mm.11, 12, 24; 11, no. 50, m.25; 33, no. 51


ELEANOR DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER
126
Writ 3 Oct. 1399.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Grantham 26 Jan 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee the manor of Long Bennington of the honour of Richmond, service unknown. There are several buildings, annual value nil; a dovecot, 40d.; 5 carucates with meadow and pasture, £20; £50 annual rent of free tenants and villeins, payable at the four terms, Michaelmas £30, Christmas £7, Easter £7 and Midsummer £6; customary works of villeins, nil beyond the payment which the lord makes to them according to the custom of the manor; perquisites of court held every 3 weeks, beyond expenses of the steward 60s.; and 2 watermills, £4. She died on 3 Oct. last. Her daughters and heirs are Anne wife of Edmund earl of Stafford, of full age, 17 years and more; Joan, also of full age, 15 years and more; and Isabel, aged 13 on 23 April last.
127
Writ 3 Oct. 1399.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Braintree 20 Dec
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief, service unknown: Pleshey, the castle and manor with the advowson of the chapel in the castle, annual value 100s. Great Waltham, the manor, annual value £50. High Easter, the manor with 30s. assize rent from the manors of Hellesdon and Oxnead in Norfolk, annual value, including the 30s., £50; and the court of the honour, annual value £4. Shenfield, the manor, annual value £20. Chishall, view of frankpledge, annual value 3s.4d. She held in her demesne as of fee of William Bourgcher, knight, service unknown, the manor of Wix, annual value £26 13s.4d. She also held an annuity of £40 10s.10d. payable by the sheriff by halves at Easter and Michaelmas; the office of constable of England, as elder daughter of Humphrey Bohun, earl of Hereford, and her husband held it as of her right all his life; and in her demesne as of fee, in chief, service unknown, the manor of Farnham, annual value 20 marks. Date of death and heirs as above. [Exchequer copy] Total extent, apart from fees of the constable, £169 10s.
128
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Bishop’s Stortford 19 Feb 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief, service unknown: Nuthampstead in Barkway, a third part of the manor, annual value 73s.4d. Hoddesdon, as part of the barony of the county of Essex, view of frankpledge, and court of the honour of Hertford, annual value 17s.4d., namely frankpledge 4s., court 13s.4d. Farnham in Essex, 40 a. in Hertfordshire as part of the manor. Date of death and heirs as above.
129
Writ. 3 Oct. 1399.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 26 Jan 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee, of the king in chief, view of frankpledge in Sawston, which should be held once yearly on the morrow of St. Barnabas, annual value 5s. Date of death and heirs as above.
130
Writ. 3 Oct. 1399.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 17 Feb 1400
She held in fee tail by a grant of Edward III to William de Bohun and the heirs of his body: Kirtlington, the manor, of the king in chief as a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks. Deddington, the manor, of the king in chief as a third part of 2 fees, annual value 20 marks. Great Haseley, the manor and advowson, of the honour of Wallingford by knight service, annual value 40 marks. Pyrton, the manor, similarly held, annual value £16 13s.4d. By a grant of Richard II [CChR V, p.291, 1384] she held in her demesne as of fee view of frankpledge in Haseley and Pyrton, annual value 40s. Date of death and heirs as above, except that Anne’s age is given as 18, not 17.
131
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Abingdon 23 Feb 1400
She held two parts of the manor of Woodspean of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £6. Date of death and heirs as above, Anne aged 18.
132
Writ 3 Oct. 1399.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Weobley 25 Feb 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief, service unknown, the castle and lordship of Huntington in the Welsh march, annual value 43 marks. Date of death as above. Anne, Isabel and Joan are her daughters and heirs, ages unknown.
133
Writ of privy seal to John Mauns, escheator. The earl of Stafford and Anne his wife have complained that certain escheators, including the escheator for Herefordshire, have failed to do their office in response to writs of diem clausit extremum, because, as they say, they have been told by the council not to perform it without special order. Order to proceed as the law and custom of the realm requires, 7 March 1400.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 26 April
Findings exactly as last, with different jurors.
134
Writ 3 Oct. 1399.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Chipping Sodbury 16 Feb 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief: Wheatenhurst, the manor, service unknown, annual value £21 7s. Caldicot castle and Shirenewton, by baron service, annual value 40 marks. Date of death as above. Her heirs are Anne countess of Stafford, Joan and Isabel, aged 18 years and more, 15 years and more, and, on 23 April last, 13.
135
Writ 3 Oct. 1399.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Kneesall 5 March 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief the manor of Kneesall, service unknown, comprising several ruinous buildings, annual value nil; 180 a. arable with meadow and pasture, £4 13s.4d.; an enclosed park, with herbage, 13s.4d.; a windmill, 6s.8d.; 21s.7 1/2d. assize rents payable equally at Martinmas and Whitsuntide, and £13 19s. payable at the four principal terms; 1 lb. cumin at Martinmas; and 1 lb. pepper at Whitsun. Date of death and heirs as in last.
136
Writ, for fees, 11 Oct. 1399.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Kimbolton 29 Jan 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee the advowson of the priory of Stonely. The temporalities are valued at 10 marks yearly.
137
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Whittlesford 14 June 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee the following knight’s fees: Chippenham, 1/2 fee held by the abbot of Walden. Fulbourn, 1 fee held by William Fulbourn. Thriplow, 1/2 fee held by John Barynton. Sawston, 3 fees held by John de Huntyngdon.
138
Writ, for fees, 11 Oct. 1399.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Devizes 13 Feb 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee the advowson of the priory of Monkton Farleigh, the temporalities of which, when they occur, are worth 40 marks annually.
139
Writ, for fees, 11 Oct. 1399.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Braintree 20 Dec
She held in her demesne as of fee the following advowsons: Debden, annual value when it occurs £20. Shenfield, £8. Pleshey, free chapel in the castle, 100s. Great Baddow, free chapel, 20s. West Thurrock, £13 6s.8d. Pleshey, college of Holy Trinity, temporalities, £10. Wix, priory, temporalities, 20 marks. She held no other advowsons and no knight’s fees.
140
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Bishop’s Stortford 19 Feb 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee: Farnham, [Essex], 1 fee formerly held by Walter Arderne. North Mimms, 1 1/2 fees once held by Thomas de Swanlond and 1 1/2 fees formerly held by William de Kestevene, clerk. Shenley, 3/4 fee formerly held by Richard Salman. Bushey, 1 fee once held by Geoffrey Jarpevylle and 1/10 fee once held by Aubrey de Bissheye, both formerly held by Edward prince of Wales. Hoddesdon, 1 fee once held by Thomas de Bassyngbourne. Thorley, 1 1/5 fees once held by Thomas Chirberge, knight, and 1/4 fee once held by the prior of Merton. Stapleford, 1 fee formerly held by Walter atte Lee. Ayot, 1 fee formerly held by Richard de Penbrigge, knight. Enfield, [Middlesex], and Sawbridgeworth, 1 fee formerly held by Jordan de Elsyng and 1 fee formerly held by John Wroth. Gilston, 1/20 fee formerly held by John Davy and 1/2 fee held by John le Deyghere. Sawbridgeworth, 1 fee formerly held by Hamelin de Martham. Bishop’s Stortford, 1/2 fee once held by John Boys. Bollington, [Essex], and Farnham, [Essex], 1/2 fee and 1/4 fee formerly held by Fulk de Ba a. Sawbridgeworth, 1/2 fee held by Geoffrey de la Mare. Hyde by Sawbridgeworth, 1/2 fee held by Geoffrey Josselyn. Hunsdon, 1/4 fee held by John Goldyngton. Barkway, 1/2 fee held by Edmund de Lancastre. Hinxworth and Ashwell, 1 fee formerly held by John Gildesburgh. Bushey and Digswell, 1 fee formerly held by Alice de Perrers. Gilston, 1/2 fee formerly held by the heirs of John de Roos, 1/2 fee held by William Armurer and 1/10 fee held by Peter de Goldyngton. Digswell, 1/2 fee formerly held by the heirs of William Melksop. Berden, [Essex], 1/4 fee held by the heirs of Lawrence Tany.
141
Writ, for fees, 11 Oct. 1399.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Grantham 26 Jan 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee: Holbeach in Holland, 2 1/2 fees in the manor, once held by William son of Hugh de Dacre, knight, which manor was formerly of Thomas de Multon. Little Ponton, Great Ponton and Ganthorpe in Kesteven, 2 1/2 fees held by John de Haryngton, knight, formerly of Philip de Pauncton, £7 10s. South Thoresby in Lindsey, 1 1/2 fees held by Thomas de Hethe, knight, in right of Alice his wife, daughter and heir of John de Caltoft, knight, once of John de Segrave.
142
Writ, for fees, 11 Oct. 1399.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 12 Feb 1400
She held in chief 1/3 fee in the manor of Pury, held of her by John Erleigh.
143
Writ, for fees, 11 Oct. 1399.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 24 Jan 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee the advowson of the abbey of Notley. The temporalities are worth £40 yearly when a vacancy occurs. She held no knight’s fees or other advowsons.
144
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Biggleswade 26 Jan 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee the advowsons of Pertenhall, value £8 yearly when it occurs, and of Tilbrook, £10.
145
Writ, for fees, 11 Oct. 1399.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Extent. Chipping Sodbury 16 Feb 1400
She held no knight’s fees but in her demesne as of fee the advowsons of: Barnsley, which extends at 20 marks yearly. Shirenewton in the Welsh March, 20 marks. Caldicot, the free chapel in the castle, 20s.
146
Writ, for fees, 11 Oct. 1399.
KENT. Inquisition. Deptford 3 Feb 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee: Harbilton in Harrietsham, 1 fee of the honour of Mandeville, formerly held by William de Pympe and John Tistede, annual value when it occurs 75s. Swingfield, 1 fee once held by William Swynefeld. Otterden, 1/4 and 1/10 fee once held by William de Otrenden. Sevington, 1/4 fee once held by John Satrendon. Maytham in Rolvenden, 2 fees once held by William Pympe. Rolvenden, 2 fees once held by Richard atte Lese and the heirs of Henry Aucher. Benenden, 1 fee once held by Richard atte Lese, knight. Dodingdale, 1 fee in the manor, 50s. Rolvenden, 1/2 fee formerly of Hawise de Mayhamme, once held by William Pympe, and 1 fee once held by Roger de Cassyngtham. Saynden, 1/4 fee held by the heirs of Joce de Otrenden. Lossenham, 1/4 fee once held by Henry Fitzaucher. Lowden in Rolvenden manor, 3 fees once held by Richard atte Lese, knight. Knock and Ockley, 1/2 fee held by the abbot of Robertsbridge. Staplehurst, 1/4 fee held by Robert de Marke, once held by John Somery. Swingfield, 2 1/2 fees once held by William Aboke. In the county, 2 fees held by the prior of Bilsington.
147
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Tottenham 4 Feb 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee: Greenford and Stickleton, 2 fees held by John de Bealmont and the prioress of Ankerwyke. Enfield, 1/4 fee once held by Jordan de Elsyng and John de Rana, 20s.; and 1/4 fee once held by Jordan de Elsyng and formerly by Thomas Fescamp, 20s. Northolt and Ickenham, 1 fee less 1/20 once held by Roger de la Doune, and formerly by Adam Fraunceys. South Mimms, 1 fee once of Arnold Maundeville, and held by the heirs of Roger Leukenore. Stickleton, Islington and Hatton by Hounslow, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of Robert de Norhthampton, and once held by Richard de Norhthampton. Stickleton, 1 fee once of Hugh de Messinden, and now held by the nuns of Ankerwyke. Islington, 1 fee held by the heirs of John de Berners.
148
Writ, for fees, 11 Oct. 1399.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 17 Feb 1400
She held: Kingham, 1/2 fee held by the lady of Langley, and 1/2 fee held by the heirs of John Beaufo. Wendlebury, 1 fee held by Amery de Sancto Amando. Stonor, 1 fee formerly held by Edmund de Stonhore. Latchford, 1/2 fee held by William Pippard. Great Haseley, the advowson, £40.
149
Writ, for fees, 11 Oct. 1399.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Robertsbridge 1 May 1400
She held: Wigsell, 1 fee once held by Thomas Colepeper. Ore, 1 fee held by Robert de Ore.
150
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 29 April 1400
She held: Clapham, Carshalton and Wanborough, 4 fees of the honour of Mandeville, once of Sybil de Boleyn, held by Ralph de Morton and John de Bures. Horsley manor, 1 fee held by the heirs of John Berners.
151
Writ, for fees, 11 Oct. 1399.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 20 Jan 1400
She held: Northampton, 2 fees, once held by the heirs of Robert de Norhthampton. Hinton, 2 fees held by Henry de Hynton. Aynho, 1 1/2 fees held by Ralph Neville. Aston le Walls, 1 fee once held by Ralph Morton and John Bures. Culworth, Croughton, and Leckhampstead, 2 fees once held by Hugh de Messynden. ‘Compton’, 1 fee once held by the heirs of the Earl Marshal. Hinton in the Hedges, 2 fees once held by William de Hynton, £12. Aston le Walls, 1 fee once held by John de Sutton. Hinton by Woodford, 1 fee once held by John de Hinton.
152
[List of knight’s fees and advowsons]
BEDFORD: Pertenhall and Tilbrook churches, advowsons. HAMPSHIRE: Fordingbridge church, advowson. NORTHAMPTON: Hinton, Aynho, Aston le Walls, Culworth, Croughton and Leckhampstead, ‘Compton’, Hinton in the Hedges and Hinton by Woodford, knight’s fees [as above, no. 151]. OXFORD: Kingham, Wendlebury, Stonor and Latchford, knight’s fees, and Great Haseley, advowson [as above, no. 148]. STAFFORD: Spittal Pool, advowson of the chapel. GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES: Rendcombe and Hardwicke, 2 1/2 fees held by Thomas de la Mare and Robert de la Mare. Doynton, 2 fees held by William Tracy. Charfield, 1 fee held by Robert de Veel. Eastleach Turville, 1 fee held by the heirs of William Lecch. Tytherington, 1 fee held by William de Clynton. Badgeworth and Little Shurdington, 1 fee formerly held by Richard Talbot and 1 fee held by Lord Daudeley. Eldersfield, [Worcs], 1 fee held by Thomas Berkeley of Coberley. Chaddesley Corbett, [Worcs], 1 fee once held by William Corbet. Oxenton and Aston on Carrant, 1/2 fee once held by Lord Tiptoft. Kemerton, Aston on Carrant and Boddington, 1 fee once held by William de Bello Campo. Mangotsfield, 1/2 fee formerly held by Edmund Blount. ‘Bykynton’, 1 1/2 fees held by Matthew Gournay. Kemerton, 1 fee once held by John de Bures. Dixton and Alderton, 1 fee once held by John de Akelyston. Little Shurdington, 1/5 fee held by William Cropet. Dodington, 1 fee held by the heirs of Maud Cantelo. Shenington, [Oxon], 1/5 fee formerly held by John Pecche, 1/5 fee held by Ralph de Stafford and 1/5 fee once held by Lambert de la More. Bentham, 1/2 fee once held by Henry de Harletre. Lydney, 1/5 fee once held by Robert de Lydon. Sutton, 1/5 fee once held by Richard de Sutton. Walcot, [Oxon], 1/2 fee once held by the heirs of Seman Walcote. Walton Cardiff, 1 fee once held by Edward de Kerdyff and 1 fee held by the abbot of Tewkesbury. Reddington, 1 fee once held by Simon Basset. Crowell, [Oxon], 1 1/3 fees once held by Alan de Crawell. Hethe, [Oxon], 1/2 fee once held by the heirs of Baldwin de Insula and 1/8 fee once held by Thomas Tey. Enborne, [Berks.], 1/15 fee once held by Andrew de la Roche.
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E 149/72, no. 5
E 142/355, 356


JOAN DAUGHTER OF ELEANOR DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER
153
Writ 18 Aug. 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 20 Sept
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service the court leet of Sawston, held on the morrow of St. Barnabas, value 5s. She died on 16 Aug. last. Anne wife of the earl of Stafford and Isabel, a nun of the order of Minoresses in the suburbs of London, between Aldgate and the Tower, are her sisters and heirs. Anne is of full age, 17 years and more. Isabel was 13 on 23 April last.
154
Writ 18 Aug. 1400.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Thornbury 13 Sept
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief: Wheatenhurst, the manor, service unknown, annual value £21 7s. Caldicot castle and Shirenewton with their members in the Welsh March, by baron service, annual value £26 13s.4d. Date of death and heirs as above.
155
Writ 18 Aug. 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Pleshey 28 Aug
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief: Great Waltham, the manor, service unknown, annual value £50. Chishall, view of frankpledge, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d. Shenfield, 73s.4d. rent from the manor payable at Easter and Michaelmas, service unknown. She held of William Bourghchier, knight, the manor of Wix, service unknown, annual value £26 13s.4d. Date of death and heirs as above.
156
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Bishop’s Stortford 26 Aug 1400
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief, services unknown: Nuthampstead, a third part of the manor, annual value 73s.4d. Hoddesdon, view of frankpledge, annual value 4s., and a rent of 12 capons from various tenants there at Christmas, worth 3d. each. Date of death and heirs as above.
157
Writ 18 Aug. 1400.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 6 Sept
She held as part of her portion of the inheritance of Eleanor her mother an annuity of £20 payable by the sheriff, granted by Richard II to Thomas, duke of Gloucester, then earl of Buckingham, and his heirs. Date of death and heirs as above.
158
Writ 14 Feb. 1401.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Faringdon 15 March
Richard Talbot, knight, deceased, held half the manor of Shrivenham in his demesne as of fee, and long before his death granted it by his charter to Joan, one of the daughters and heirs of Eleanor, wife of Thomas duke of Gloucester, and her heirs by Gilbert, eldest son of Richard Talbot, or by one of his other sons. She held it when she died without heirs by Gilbert or any other son of Richard. It should revert to Gilbert, who is a minor in the king’s ward, as heir of Richard. It is held of the king in chief as one knight’s fee, annual value £25 15s. Date of death and heirs, both aged 16 years and more, as above.
159
Writ, for fees, 24 Aug. 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 20 Sept
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service 1 fee in Fulbourn, held by the heir of John Olyve. Date of death and heirs as above [no. 153].
160
Writ, for fees, 24 Aug. 1400.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Thornbury 13 Sept
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief the advowsons of Barnsley, at alternate presentations, and, in the Welsh March, Shirenewton, extending at £13 6s.8d. each. Date of death and heirs as above [no. 153].
161
Writ, for fees, 24 Aug. 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Pleshey 25 Sept
She held in her demesne as of fee the advowsons of: Wix priory, value of temporalities when vacant £13 6s.8d. Debden church, annual value when vacant £20. Shenfield church, £8. West Thurrock, church or prebend, alternate presentations, £13 6s.8d.
162
Writ, for fees, 24 Aug. 1400.
KENT. Inquisition. Sandhurst 6 Sept
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief: Swingfield, 1 fee held by William Swynefeld. Maytham in Rolvenden, 2 fees held by William de Pympe. Rolvenden, 2 fees held by the heirs of Henry Auger and Richard atte Lesse. Benenden, 1 fee held by Richard atte Lese, knight. Dodingdale, 1/2 fee. Maytham and Rolvenden, 1/2 fee, formerly of Hawise [de Mayhamme], held by William Pympe. Rolvenden, 1 fee held by Roger de Cassynham. Lowden in Rolvenden, 3 fees held by Richard atte Lese, knight. Swingfield, 2 1/2 fees held by William Aboke.
163
Writ, for fees, 24 Aug. 1400.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Rothwell 17 Sept
She held in her demesne as of fee: Northampton, 2 fees once held by the heirs of Robert de Norhtampton. Hinton, 2 fees held by Henry de Hynton. Aston le Walls, 1 fee held by Ralph de Morton and John Bures. Culworth, Croughton and Leckhampstead, 2 fees once held by Hugh de Messenden. ‘Compton’, 1 fee once held by the heirs of the Earl Marshal. Hinton in the Hedges, 2 fees once held by William de Hynton. Aston le Walls, 1 fee once held by John de Sutton. Hinton by Woodford, 1 fee once held by John de Hinton. Date of death and heirs as above [no. 153].
164
Writ 14 Feb. 1401.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Swindon 16 March
Richard Talbot, knight, held the manor of Swindon in his demesne as of fee and granted it by charter to Joan, daughter and heir of Eleanor, and her heirs by Gilbert, eldest son of Richard Talbot, or by one of his other sons. She died on 16 Aug. last without heirs of her body. It should revert to Gilbert, who is a minor in the king’s ward. It is held of the king in chief of the castle of Dover by a rent of 20s. payable at Easter and Michaelmas by equal parts, annual value £22 7s. Anne wife of Edmund earl of Stafford and Isabel daughter of Thomas duke of Gloucester are sisters and next heirs of the blood, aged 16 years and more, and 15 years and more.
165
Writ 14 Feb. 1401.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 26 Feb
Gilbert Talbot, lord of Archenfield, held the manor of Lydney in his demesne as of fee and granted it to Richard Talbot and Ankaret his wife to hold to themselves and the heirs of their bodies. Richard by his charter dated 20 May 1392 granted it to Joan and her heirs by Gilbert, eldest son of Richard Talbot, or by one of his other sons. It is held of the earl of Warwick in socage by a rent of £4, annual value £7. She died on 16 Aug. without heirs of her body. The manor belongs by right to Ankaret under the grant of Gilbert Talbot. Her sisters, Anne wife of Edmund earl of Stafford and Isabel, are her heirs.
166
[Marginated] A Portion of Anne, one of the sisters and heirs of Joan, daughter of Eleanor duchess of Gloucester, and wife of Edmund earl of Stafford:
Wix, manor, £26 13s.4d. Chishall, view of frankpledge, 3s.4d. HERTFORD: Nuthampstead, a third part of the manor, 73s.4d. CAMBRIDGE: Sawston, leet of the vill, 5s. KENT: Swingfield, 1 fee held by William Swynfeld. Maytham in Rolvenden, 2 fees held by William de Pympe. Rolvenden, 2 fees held by the heirs of Henry Aucher and Richard atte Lesse, knight. Benenden, 1 fee held by Richard atte Lese, knight. Dodingdale manor, held of the earl of Hereford by the service of 1/2 knight’s fee. Rolvenden and Maytham, 1/2 fee formerly of Hawise de Mayhamme held by William Pympe. Rolvenden, 1 fee held by Roger de Cassyngham. Lowden in Rolvenden, 3 fees held by Richard atte Lese, knight. Swingfield, 2 1/2 fees held by William Aboke. ESSEX: West Thurrock, 2nd presentation to prebend, £13 6s.8d. Debden, advowson, £20. Wix, priory, advowson, £13 6s.8d. [Marginated] B Portion of Isabel, the other sister and heir of Joan, daughter of Eleanor duchess of Gloucester, under age in the king’s ward: GLOUCESTER AND THE WELSH MARCH: Caldicot castle and shirenewton, £26 13s.4d. Wheatenhurst, manor, £21 7s. ESSEX: Shenfield, annual rent from the manor, 73s.4d. BUCKINGHAM: fee from the county, £20. HERTFORD: Hoddesdon, view of frankpledge, 3s.; and rent of 12 capons, 3s. NORTHAMPTON: Northampton, 2 fees once held by the heirs of Robert de Northampton. Hinton, 2 fees held by Henry de Hynton. Aston, 1 fee held by Ralph de Morton and John Bures. Culworth, Croughton and Leckhampstead, 2 fees once held by Hugh de Messyngdon. ‘Crompton’ [sic], 1 fee once held by the heirs of the Earl Marshal. Hinton in the hedges, 2 fees once held by William de Hynton. Aston, 1 fee once held by John de Sutton. Hinton by Woodford, 1 fee once held by John de Hynton. CAMBRIDGE: Fulbourn, 1 fee held by the heir of John Olyve. Advowsons: GLOUCESTER AND THE WELSH MARCH: Barnsley, alternately with the king, £13 6s.8d. Shirenewton, £13 6s.8d. ESSEX: Shenfield, £8. BEDFORD: Pertenhall, £8.
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E 152/362, 369


ISABEL DAUGHTER OF ELEANOR DUCHESS OF GLOUCESTER
167
Writ, quia habitum religionis assumpsit, 27 April 1402.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford 19 May
No lands are in the king’s hands owing to the death of Eleanor, or by the death of Joan one of her daughters, or the minority of Isabel another daughter, who is professed in religion; but there is in the king’s hands an annuity of £20 payable by the sheriff, granted by Richard II to Thomas duke of Gloucester. Isabel was professed in the house of the order of Minoresses in the suburbs of London on 23 April last, when she was aged 16 years. Anne wife of Edmund earl of Stafford, one of the daughters of Eleanor, is next heir, aged 20 years and more.
168
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 12 May
The manor of Shenfield is in the king’s hands owing to the death of Eleanor, the death of Joan her daughter and the minority of Isabel, another daughter. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £20. Profession and heir as above.
169
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Bishop’s Stortford 15 May 1402
The view of frankpledge of Hoddesdon and a rent of 12 capons from various tenants there at Christmas are in the king’s hands for the reason given above. They are held of the king in chief as part of the barony of the county of Essex, annual values 3s.6 1/2d. and 3s. Profession and heir as above.
170
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Chipping Sodbury 24 May
In the king’s hands for the reason given above are: Wheatenhurst, the manor, held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £21 7s. Caldicot castle and Shirenewton in Wales, held of the king in chief by baron service, annual value 40 marks. Profession and heir as above. Peter Crulle, esquire, has received the issues and profits from the time of the profession of Isabel until the present, title unknown.
171
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 2 May
In the king’s hands for the above reason are: Kirtlington and Deddington, the manors, held of the king in fee tail by grant of Edward III to William de Bohun and his heirs; Kirtlington by the service of a third part of a fee, annual value £13 6s.8d.; Deddington by the service of a third part of 2 fees, annual value £13 6s.8d. Profession and heir as above.
172
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 17 May
In the king’s hands for the above reason are the lordship and castle of Huntington in Wales, held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £28 13s.4d. Profession and heir as above.
173
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Grantham 16 May
In the king’s hands for the above reason is the manor of Long Bennington comprising various buildings etc., [all as in no. 126 above]. It is held of the honour of Richmond by knight service, amount unknown. Profession and heir as above.
174
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Southwell 15 May
In the king’s hands for the above reason is the manor of Kneesall, held of the honour of Richmond, service unknown, comprising several very ruinous buildings, annual value nil; 180 a. arable with meadow and pasture, £4 13s.4d.; an enclosed park, herbage 13s.4d.; 1 windmill, 3s.4d.; farm of lands in ‘Northlound’, ‘Southlound’ and ‘Stywardewong’, 21s.7d.; £13 19s. rents of tenants at will; and 1 lb cumin, 2d., and 1 lb. pepper, 12d., in assize rents. Profession and heir as above.
175
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Huntingdon 31 May
There are no fees or advowsons in the king’s hands for the above reason.
176
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 30 May 1402
In the king’s hands for the above reason is 1 knight’s fee in Fulbourn, held by the heirs of John Olyve.
177
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
SURREY. Inquisition. Bletchingley 18 May
In the king’s hands for the above reason are 4 knight’s fees in Clapham, Carshalton and Wanborough, once held by Sybil de Boleyne of the honour of Mandeville, and held by Ralph Morton and John Bures; and 1 fee in Horsley manor, held by the heirs of John Berners.
178
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Sedlescombe 3 May 1402
In the king’s hands for the above reason are 1 fee in Wigsell held by Simon de Echyngham and John Colpeper and 1 fee in Ore held by Robert de Ore.
179
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 22 May
In the king’s hands for the above reason is the advowson of the church of Pertenhall, annual value when vacant £8.
180
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford 19 May 1402
In the king’s hands for the above reason is the advowson of the abbey of Notley, annual value of the temporalities when vacant £40.
181
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 12 May
In the king’s hands for the above reason are the advowsons of Shenfield, annual value when vacant £8, Barnston £6 13s.3d., South Fambridge 100s. and Quendon 100s.
182
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Chipping Sodbury 24 May
In the king’s hands for the above reason are the advowsons of Barnsley, on alternate occasions, extending at £13 6s.8d.; and in Wales, Shirenewton, extending at £13 6s.8d.
183
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 2 May
In the king’s hands for the above reason are: Kingham, 1/2 fee held by the lady of Langley and 1/2 fee held by the heirs of John Beaufo. Wendlebury, 1 fee held by Amery de Sancto Amando. Stonor, 1 fee held by Edmund de Stonhore. Latchford, 1/2 fee held by William Pippard.
184
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
LINCOLN. Extent of fees in the king’s hands. Grantham 16 May
Holbeach in Holland, manor, 2 1/2 fees held by Thomas Fitzwilliam of Dacre, knight, annual value when vacant £40. Little Ponton, Great Ponton and Ganthorpe in Kesteven, 2 1/2 fees held by the heirs of John de Haryngton, formerly of Philip de Paunton, £10. South Thoresby in Lindsey, 1 1/2 fees held by Thomas de Chaworth, knight, formerly of John de Caltoft, £10.
185
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster 31 May
In the king’s hands for the above reason are: Greenford and Stickleton, 2 fees held by John de Bealmond and the prioress of Ankerwyke. South Mimms, 1 fee once of Arnold de Maundevill, held by the heirs of Roger de Leukenore. Stickleton, 1 fee once of Hugh de Messyngden, now held by the nuns of Ankerwyke. Islington manor, 1 fee held by the heirs of John Berners.
186
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Bishop’s Stortford 15 May 1402
There is nothing in the king’s hands for the above reason.
187
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 20 May
The following are in the king’s hands for the above reason: Northampton, 2 fees held by the heirs of Robert de Norhampton. Hinton, 2 fees held by Henry de Hynton. Aston, 1 fee held by Ralph de Morton and John Bures. Culworth, Croughton and Leckhampstead, 2 fees once held by Hugh de Missenden. ‘Compton’, 1 fee once held by the heirs of the Earl Marshal. Hinton in the Hedges, 2 fees once held by William de Hynton. Aston, 1 fee once held by John de Sutton. Hinton by Woodford, 1 fee once held by John de Hynton.
188
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
KENT. Inquisition. Yalding 29 May
In the king’s hands for the reasons given above are: Harbilton in Harrietsham by Ospringe, 3/4 fee of the honour of Mandeville held by William Pympe and John Tystede. Otterden, 1/4 and 1/10 fee held by William de Otrenden. Saynden, 1/4 fee held by the heirs of Joce de Otrenden. Sevington, 1/4 fee held by John Satrinden. Lossenham, 1/4 fee which Henry Fitzauchere held by Rolvenden. Knock and Ockley, 1/2 fee held by the abbot of Robertsbridge. Staplehurst, 1/4 fee formerly of Robert de Marle, held by John Somery. 2 fees in the county held by the prior of Bilsington.
189
Similar writ, 27 April 1402.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil 9 June
In the king’s hands for the reasons given above is 1/3 fee in the manor of Pury, held by John Erleygh.
C 137/11, no. 50, m.32; 12, no. 51
E 149/78, no. 9
E 152/374, 375


AUBREY DE VEER, EARL OF OXFORD
190
Writ 26 April 1400.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Hoxne 25 May
He held the manor of Mendham called Walsham Hall in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 16 marks. Formerly he held the manor of Cockfield with the appurtenances called Earls Hall in his demesne as of fee, but long before he died, by his charter dated 13 May 1397, he enfeoffed Richard Waldegrave, knight, Thomas Cogeshale, William Skrene, Robert Neuport and William Tasburgh, clerk, to them, their heirs and assigns. It is held of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds as of his manor of Cockfield, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. He died on 23 April. Richard his son and heir was aged 14 at the Annunciation [recte Assumption, 15 Aug.]
191
Writ 26 April 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 29 May
He held in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by knight service the manors of Castle Camps, annual value £21 6s.8d., and Saxton, annual value 20 marks, with the advowson of Camps, and 60s. rent from ‘Souches Melles’ in Newnham by Cambridge. He held in his demesne as of fee of the earl of March, service unknown, the manor of Swaffham Bulbeck and the advowson of Horseheath. The manor is valued at £10 yearly beyond a rent of 100s., payable in equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, which on 20 May 1398 he granted by his indented charter to Michael Stancomb, esquire, for life, and it is held accordingly. He held the following knight’s fees: Balsham, 1 fee held by John Sleford. Swaffham Prior, 1 fee held by John Shadworth. Burwell, 1 fee held by Payn Typtot. Olmstead, 1/2 fee held by William Skryne. Nosterfield, 1/8 fee held by John Hunte. Papworth, 1 fee held by the heirs of John Dengayne. Silverley, 2 fees held by the prior of St. John of Jerusalem. Ashley, 1 fee held by the heir of John Honeman. Horseheath, 1 fee held by the heir of John de Lyndebury, and 12 parts [sic] of 1 fee held by William Aylyngton. He held no more, but by his charter dated 24 Aug. 1396 he gave to Richard Waldegrave, knight, and others [as above no. 190] the manors of Dullingham called Beauchamps Hall and Poyntz Hall with other lands and tenements there called Baas and Chalers and all his other lands in the same place to hold to themselves, their heirs and assigns. They are not held of the king, but of whom, by what service, and of what value they are is unknown. Date of death and heir, aged 14 on 15 Aug. last, as above.
192
Writ 26 April 1400.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Woburn 14 May
He held no lands, but the advowson of the patronage of Woburn abbey, annual value nil. Date of death and heir as above.
193
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 15 May 1400
He held in his demesne in fee tail: Calverton, the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £10. Whitchurch, the manor, of the earl of Stafford by knight service, annual value £40. He formerly held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Aston Sandford, but on 20 March 1397 he enfeoffed to themselves, their heirs and assigns, Richard Waldegrave, knight, and others [as above, no. 190]. Of whom it is held and by what service is unknown; annual value £10. He held the advowson of Calverton, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
194
Writ 26 April 1400.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster 1 July
He formerly held the manor of Kensington in his demesne as of fee as the heir of Robert de Veer, late duke of Ireland, which with other lands he granted by his indenture, shown to the jurors, to Philippa duchess of Ireland, to hold in dower, and which she granted by her indenture, also shown to the jurors, dated 1 Aug. 1398, to himself, Walter le Frezwater, Richard Walegrave, knight, William Skrene, Clement Spice, Robert Nyweport and William Tasseburgh, clerk, to hold for her life, paying her a rent of £33 at Easter and Michaelmas by equal parts, with reversion to him and his heirs. Therefore he had no status in the manor except jointly with the others. Date of death as above. Richard de Veer, knight, his son and heir, is aged 17 years and more.
195
KENT. Inquisition. Wye 1 June 1400
He held the manor of Badlesmere with the advowson in fee tail of various lords by various tenures: the site of the manor, 240 a. arable, pasture and wood, and 40s. rent of the king and the earl of Stafford by knight service, that is the site, 220 a. and the rent of the king of the castle of Dover, rendering 20s.1d. for the guard of the castle, and the remaining 20 a. of the earl of Stafford of the castle of Tonbridge, annual value together 100s.; and 400 a. arable and pasture by gavelkind of various lords, and by rendering a total of £6 17s.5 1/2d. in rents, annual value beyond these 60s. Date of death as above, age of heir given as 17.
196
ESSEX. Inquisition. Braintree 30 June 1400
He held in fee tail of the king in chief by knight service: Castle Hedingham, the castle and manor, as parcel of the earldom of Oxford. Long before his death he granted to William … by letters patent the office of parker of the park of Castle Hedingham with the herbage of a meadow called ‘Parkersmedowe’ next to the mill, and all the wood called ‘Wyndfeldwode’, and sufficient herbage for six great beasts, one heifer, one colt and six pigs in the same park, and a house called Lodge without the burden of repairs. The castle and manor are worth £20 yearly beyond annuities and the fees of various officials. Sible Hedingham, two parts of the manor called Prayors, with two parts of Bourehall belonging to it. Long before his death he granted to John Swanheld, his servant, who still lives, the keeping of his warren and fisheries in his lordship of Castle Hedingham, Sible Hedingham, Great Yeldham and Little Yeldham for life with a fee of 2d. daily, payable yearly from the manor of Prayors in Sible Hedingham, with livery appropriate to his rank yearly from the earl’s wardrobe, 2 cartloads of hay and pasture for his horse in the summer in the same manor. The two parts are worth £8 yearly beyond the rent. Philippa duchess of Ireland holds the third part of the manor of Prayors with the third of Bourehall in dower since the death of Robert duke of Ireland, with reversion to the heirs of the earl after her death. Little Yeldham, the manor. Long before his death he granted to Alice Bene, who still lives, a rent of 40s. for life from this manor. Its annual value beyond the rent is £12. Steeple Bumpstead, the manor, annual value £20. He held in his demesne as of fee: Doddinghurst and Stansted Mountfichet, the manors, of the king in chief. Doddinghurst is worth 20 marks yearly. Long before his death he granted to Roger Eston, who still lives, a rent of 40s. for life from the manor of Stansted, apart from which the manor is worth 20 marks yearly. Likewise he granted to Robert Smyth, his servant, who still lives, the office of parker of the park of Doddinghurst, and the keeping of the same with his warren in Fingrith and Doddinghurst for life, taking from that manor by the bailiff and farmer there every 12 weeks a quarter of corn, 6s.8d. yearly for his shoes, and linen cloth for his clothing. He was also granted a house called ‘le Logge’ in the same park for his lodging, pasture for three cows, one horse and six pigs, and dead wood for his fire, all for his life. Eyston Hall, the manor, of the earl of March, who is under age in the king’s ward, service unknown. Long before he died he granted to John Aylemere, John Bavyngton and Richard Payn, his servants, … annually for life from this manor. Apart from this it is worth 40s. annually. Fingrith, the manor, held in fee tail by the service of acting as queen’s chamberlain on the day of her coronation, annual value £20. Beaumont cum Moze, the manor, annual value, apart from a rent payable to the abbey of St. Osyth, 40s. Bowers Gifford, 52 a. fallow and marsh, annual value 8 marks. Tilbury juxta Clare, the manor, which he granted for life to John Bray, who still lives, at a rent of £15. By what service it is held is unknown. Office of the stewardship of all the king’s forests in Essex, service unknown, annual value nil. He held for life of the king in chief by grants of Richard II [CPR 1377–81, pp.112, 371; 1388–92, p.375]: Hadleigh, the castle, manor and watermill, with reversion to the king and his heirs, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. Rayleigh, the honour, town, fair and market, with the profits and herbage of the park there, and the manor of Eastwood, with reversion to Edmund duke of York, the king’s uncle, and his heirs male, service unknown; annual values, Rayleigh 20 marks, Eastwood £20. Rochford, the hundred, with reversion to the king and his heirs, service unknown, annual value £10. Thundersley, the manor, with 26s.8d. rent from the marsh called ’Westwykmersche’ in South Benfleet, with reversion to the duke of York and his heirs male; the manor of the honour of Rayleigh, service unknown, the marsh of the prior of Merton by a yearly rent of 73s.4d. Beyond another rent of 26s.8d. they are worth £10 yearly. Long before he died he granted by his letters patent to John Brerele, esquire, for life, with reversion to himself and his heirs, a tenement called ’Watelyst’ in Sible Hedingham. It is held of William Coggeshale, knight, service unknown, annual value 40s. Similarly he gave and confirmed by his charter to Richard Waldegrave, knight, and others [as above, no. 190] his manors of Grays Thurrock and Langdon Hills, with all his lands and tenements, rents and services in Dunton, Bulphan, East Horndon, West Horndon, Laindon, Basildon and Ramsden, to hold to themselves and their heirs in fee simple, and they held them all his life. Date of death as above. Richard his son and heir was aged 14 on 15 August.
197
Writ 26 April 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Newport 3 July
He held for life the manor of Newport with Birchanger hamlet, by the grant of Edward formerly prince of Wales and duke of Cornwall. Edward III held it after the death of Edmund earl of Cornwall, and granted it to the prince of Wales and his successors for ever, annexed to the duchy of Cornwall. The prince granted it to Aubrey de Veer for life, and it now belongs by right of inheritance to Henry prince of Wales, who is aged 14 years and more. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £20. Date of death and heir, aged 14 years and more, as above.
198
Writ, for fees, 17 Dec. 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Braintree 26 Sept 1401
He held: Castle Hedingham, 1/2 fee held by Edward Pychard and 1/2 fee held by Thomas Baret. Stevington and Ashdon, 1 fee held by Philip de Keditone. Leyton, 1/2 fee held by the abbot of Stratford. Langdon Hills, 1/2 fee called Whitehall in Dunton, held by Joan countess of Hertford [recte Hereford]. Basildon, Dunton and Laindon, 1/2 fee held by Ralph de Gynges. Basildon, 1 fee held by Guy de Bertelysdene. Aythorpe Roding, 2 fees held by William Bourgchier. Basildon, Dunton and Laindon, 1/2 fee held by Henry de Bello Campo. Margaret Roding, 2 fees held by Thomas de Leyghes. Finchingfield, 1 fee held by Robert Jehull. Ramsey, 1/2 fee for reasonable aid from the villeinage of Ramsey [sic]. Ray Wick, 1/2 fee held by John Ryly. Canfield, 1/2 fee held by William Fitz Adam. Belchamp, 1/2 fee held by Geoffrey Mychell and 1/2 fee held by Robert Offyngton. Ashen, 1/4 fee held by Richard Moselyng. Little Bromley, 1 fee held by the heirs of John de Brabham. Little Henny, 1 fee held by the heirs of Thomas de Grey. Tolleshunt Knights, 1 fee held by John Boys. Virley, 2 fees held by Robert Neweport. Tolleshunt Major, 1/2 fee held by the abbot of Coggeshall. Rivenhall, 1/4 fee held by Robert Archer. Beaumont, 2 fees, 1 1/2 held by John Armysthorp and 1/2 by the earl himself. Hempstead, 1/2 fee held by John Whynselowe. Dovercourt and Colne, 2 fees held by the countess of Norfolk and John Ynglysthorp. He also held the following advowsons extending at the amounts shown: Downham, £10. Doddinghurst, 100s. Beaumont at the third turn, 100s. Tilbury juxta Clare, 10 marks. Hatfield Broad Oak, priory temporalities, 40 marks. Thremhall, priory temporalities, 20 marks. Blackmore, priory temporalities, £10. Castle Hedingham, free chapel of the castle, 2 marks. Farnham, chapel, 10 marks.
199
Writ, for fees, 1 May 1400.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Buntingford 25 May
He held: Bengeo, 1 fee held by the heirs of William FitzGeoffrey and Henry de Sandeford. Bramfield and Bengeo by Hertford, 1 fee held by William Kevell, Thomas Moryce and the prior of Royston. Beauchamps, formerly Affledwick, 1 fee held by John Bouchamp. Meesden, 1 fee held by the countess of Pembroke. Bengeo, 1 fee held by John de Goldyngton. Thorley, 1/2 fee held by John de Goldyngton. Cockenach, 1/2 fee held by John Moryce and 1/4 fee held by the prior of Royston. He died on 23 April.
200
Writ, for fees, 1 May 1400.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 12 May
He held no knight’s fees or advowsons.
201
Writ, for fees, 1 May 1400.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Happisburgh 26 May
He held: Loddon, 1 fee held of him by the abbot of Langley. Ketteringham, 1 fee held by the heirs of John de Arganton, knight.
202
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Abingdon 10 May 1400
He held no knight’s fees or advowsons.
203
ex officio
He died about the quindene of Easter, namely 23 April last, holding the manors of Langley and Bradley of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. Edward Bole is the farmer of the manors for 10 years by an indenture between the earl and himself, at a yearly rent of 19 1/2 marks.
204
Calendar of the lands and tenements which Aubrey de Veer, late earl of Oxford, held of the king in chief. [Essex] Castle Hedingham, castle and manor, £20. Sible Hedingham, two parts of the manor called Prayors with two parts of Bourehall, £8. Little Yeldham, manor, £12. Tilbury juxta Clare, manor, rents from £15. Bowers Gifford, 52 a. fallow land and marsh, 5 marks. [Cambs] Castle Camps, £21 6s.8d. Total £79 13s.4d. [Kent] Badlesmere, except 400 a. arable and pasture in gavelkind, 100s. [Essex] Steeple Bumpstead, £20. Beaumont, 40s. Eyston Hall, 40s. [Bucks] Calverton, £10. Whitchurch, £40. Total [£79 0s.0d.] …, 20 marks. [Berks, Langley and Bradley], £10. …, 20 marks. …, £20. …, 20 marks [Suffolk, Mendham], 16 marks. [Total £80 13s.4d.] …
C 137/13, no. 52
E 149/72, no. 8
E 152/352, 362
E 357/14, m.42d.