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CIPM 18 - Part IV.

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ELIZABETH WIDOW OF THOMAS DUKE OF NORFOLK
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Rents of free tenants: from the abbot of Woburn 4d.; John Capp 23d.; Roger Wedon 2s.; and John Archere 4s.8d. Total 8s.11d., or a third part of 26s.7d. Rents of tenants by court roll: from Alan Hemroke 8s.8d.; Thomas Arnore 18s.; John Symmes 5s.; John Cook 8s.2d.; Milleward 8s.2d.; and Richard Mariet 5d. Total 48s.5d., or a third part of £7 5s.4d.; with all their customary works. Also 1 a. of wood lying next to the field called ‘Gosecroft’ on the south side, that is a third part of 3 a.; and a third part of the profit of the leet after Michaelmas at Linslade, as it occurs yearly.
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English Gower (Anglashrie, Anglissher), the county, annual value £22 7s.4 3/4d. Pennard, the manor, £24 6s.1/4d. Kittlehill, the manor, 78s.7 1/2d. Loughor, the castle and lordship, £7 11s.3 1/2d. Llandimore, a third part of the manor, being the ancient dower of Cecily de Turbervile, with 34s.8d. of the third part of the lands formerly of Richard Scorlak in the lord’s hands by escheat, of which John Dalamare, chaplain, holds 1 tenement, annual rent 10s.; David Baugh 1 tenement, 5s.; Juliana Carowe 1 tenement, 9s.; William Davy 1 tenement, 6s.; John Bouer 1/2 a. meadow, 12d.; Jankyn ap David ap Jevan 1 a. meadow, 3s.; and William Ferrour 1 curtilage, 8d. So the third part of the whole manor is worth yearly £13 11s.9 1/2d. Kilvey, a third part of a coal mine, £30. Clyne, a third part of the forest, 8s.10 1/2d. Swansea, 2 cornmills, one called ‘Brynmelles’, £6 13s.4d.; 1 fulling mill, 25s.6d.; 1 garden called ‘le Orchard’, 13s.4d.; and also the following burgages of which: In West Street Master John Fairewode holds 2 1/2; Henry Hatley 2 1/2; John Jacob 1; John Fairwode 1; John Horton 1 1/2; David ap William 1/4; and Robert ap Thomas 1; all at 12d. each, 9s.9d. In St. Mary Street John Horton holds 1/4; Jevan ap Cradoc 1; Robert Jurdan 1; John Wynmerd 1/2; Henry Key and Daukyn Ph’ot 1/4; Thomas ap Ries 1/2; Robert Jurdan 1/2; Robert Firly 1/2; William Dalamare 1 1/2; John Bailly 1/2; John Fairewode 1; Jevan ap Cradoc 1/2; Walter Taillour 1/2; Thomas Carrou 1; Walter Walle 1; John Horton 1; Philip Sutton 3/4; Thomas Sengulton 1/4; John Blake 1; John de Neeth 1; Stephen Walsshe 1/2; Henry Key 1/2; Jevan Key 1/4; Jevan ap Cradoc 1/2; and Thomas Sengulton 1/3. In High Street Thomas ap Rees holds 2/3; William Dalamare 1/2; John Baker, ‘berman’, 1/2; William Knoille 1/2; Thomas Sengulton 1/2; John Dier, chaplain, 1/2; Thomas ap Rees 1/2; Isabel Stackpoll 1/2; Agnes Doudeney 1/2; William Dalamare 1 1/2; Thomas Sengulton 1; Thomas Malifaunt 1/2; Philip Scotton 1/2; John Sayr 1/2; William Dalamare 1/2; Thomas Meredith 1/2; Richard Will 1/2; Alice Marsh 1/2; Agnes Doudeney 1/2; John Somery 1/2; John Dier, chaplain, 1/2; Robert Perkyn 1/2; Thomas Henry 1; Joan Sweyn 1/2; Heytteley 1/2; Thomas ap Rees 1/2; and William Willi 1/2. In Fisher Street Robert Perkyn holds 1; Thomas Cornys 1/2; Thomas Mallifaunt 1; John Horton 1/2; John Neeth 1/4; Robert Filios(?) 1/4; Philip Hoper 1/4; John Taillour 1/4; David ap Gr[iffith] 1/2; John Horton 1 and also 1/2; Henry Poret 1; Henry Key 1/2; John Horton 1/4; Helen Key 2/3; Thomas ap Rees 1; Richard Ric[ard]1/2; Christina Hobbe 1; John Mauncel 1/2; John Horton 1/2; Robert Perkyn 1 and 1; John Touker, fisherman (‘visher’) 1/2; William Athelard 1/2; Daukyn Key 1/2; Henry Key 1/2; William Bars 1/2; Richard Mannyn 1; Thomas Charles 1/2; Thomas Osbarn 1/3; Thomas Sengulton 1/2; Roger ap Ll[ewellyn] 1; Walter Willi 1/2; Jevan ap Henry 1; Helen Key 2/3; Roger ap Ll[ewellyn] 1; Richard Ricard 1/2; Thomas Sengulton 1; William Willi 1/2; Jevan ap Robert 1/2; John Dier 1/2; William Dalmare 1/2; and John Fairewode 2. In High Street, at end of the street on the east next to the water of ‘Dovereyn’, Robert Knepin and Thomas Malifaunt hold 2/3; David Fouleyn 1/3; John Mores 1/4; John Horton 1/4; and Thomas Malifaunt 1/2. Total burgage rents: all at 12d., 73s.5d. Also a third part of the perquisites of the hundred of Swansea, £4 8s.10 1/2d. A third part of the fisheries, 106s.8d. A third part of the revenue from market tolls and a third part of burgage rents (chenser), 26s.8d. One weir called ‘Stremeweris’ held by Robert Perkyn and John Poket, 12d. Two parcels of pasture called ‘Ilond’ and ‘Reedmede’, 13s.4d. New rent of Robert ap William ap Madog for 1 messuage and 7 a., 6d. Increased rent of Felicity Baker for 1/2 burgage, 2s.6d. New rent of John Horton for a weir called ‘le Hose’, 2s. A quarter burgage formerly of Maurice Smyth, 4s. One weir held by Thomas Seman, 12d. Two cellars next to the bailiff’s bridge, 8s.2d. Four shops above the cellars 16s. Two rooms built over the shops, 6s. One garden held by Nicholas Harold, 12d. Twenty acres of hilly pasture at ‘Portmanmede’, 6s.8d. One empty place formerly of Henry Conewey, usually 4s. but now nil because vacant and lying waste. One other empty place by the smithy of Maurice Smyth, nil. One place formerly of Thomas Gr[iffith], usually 3d., now nil. One weir called ‘Purchasewere’ and ‘Ole Newere’, usually 16d., now vacant, nil. One pool by ‘Blakestone’, usually 20d., now vacant, nil. One burgage formerly of John Trewman; 1 formerly of John Constable; 1/4 in ‘Stretesend’ formerly of Thomas Wrenche; 1 in West Street formerly of Thomas Taillour; and 1/4 formerly of Robert Carow; now all vacant and worth nothing. A third part of 8 a. meadow above the water of Tawe not extended at any value because they belong by ancient custom to the fees of the steward and the receiver. Certain liberties outside the town of Swansea by the following bounds and limits: the whole way leading from West Street to ‘le Skette’ and thence to ‘le Blakepull’ on the north; by the water of ‘Blakepull’ on the west; by the sea on the south; and by the waters of Tawe on the east. Total value of dower: £128 13s.11 1/2d. Also the following fees: Porteynon, the manor, which John Penrees, knight, holds as 1 fee. Nicholaston and ‘Mauncellifeld’, the manor, which Richard Mauncell holds as 1/2 fee. Webley, the manor, which John de la Biere holds as 1/3 fee. Llangennith, the manor, which John de la Mare holds of John de Penrees, and he of the lord as 1 fee. ‘Vorshull’ and Fernhill, which John Bounte holds as 1/4 fee.
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The former duke’s manor of Melton Mowbray is extended at £34. Assigned to Elizabeth are: Various demesne lands: a holding (cultura) of 10 a. in ‘Berclyff’, 3s.4d.; a half holding above ‘Nethirbrynkes’, 3 a. on the south, 4s.; a holding at ‘Brigende’, 6 a., 2s.8d.; a meadow at ‘Hardynghet’, 20d.; 9 selions of fallow above ‘Warlow’, 4s.; a half of 8 selions on the same to the west, 12d.; a croft called ‘Almescroft’, 5s.4d.; a holding which abuts on the water towards ‘Priourscroft’, 4s.; 1 1/2 a. of a holding in ‘Balnesfyld’ to the south of the same, which holding contains 3 a. and part of an a., 8d; 3 1/3 a. arable on the east side at ‘Rywenge’, which contains 10 a., 20d.; 2 a. arable lying to the east in a holding under ‘Orgerpark’, which contains 6 a., 14d.; 2 a. meadow lying to the north in ‘Beltonmedowe’, 8s.; 2 a. and 1/3 of 2 a. on the north behind ‘le Emylyn’, 8s.; 40 selions of fallow lying to the south with ditches and spurs in the close of ‘Framelande’, abutting on a headland to the east into ‘Loundynges’ and from the headland above the lord’s wood, and 14 selions of fallow in the same close with ditches and spurs to the north of the said wood, and next to the wood, and one head abutting on the ‘Sixtenbywold’, the other to the east to ‘le Syke’ which leads from the end of the wood to ‘la Garpe in to Loundeinges’, annual value 10s. Total rents of demesne lands assigned, 55s.6d. Assize rents from tenants, 54s.3d., namely: from the heirs of Lady Segrave 2s.; John Spycer 20s.; Richard Stretton 3s.; Margaret Roskyn 16s.; John Bellers 3d.; John Wydeford 2d.; John Melton 1d.; Walter Roskyn 2s.1d.; Margery Roskyn [1s.]; John Bapton 8d.; John in the Yerd 1 lb. pepper; James Bellers, knight, 6s.; and Thomas Flethby 3s. From tenants at will, 70s.10d., namely: from John Chauene 20s.; John Orger 16d.; Isabel Cartwright 6s.; William C… 18d.; John Abbott, junior, 12s.; Thomas Conour 2s.; John Holande 8s.; and tenants of the common farm(?) 20s. Also 1 chamber in the manor with a solar under, in the hands of the lord and partly ruinous. Oadby, assize rents of the manor, 7s.8d., namely: from William Baual 3s.8d.; William Assheby 2d.; the abbot of Garendon 6d.; John Peek, chaplain, 21d.; John Saxtenby, chaplain, 15d.; and William Gonyld 4d.; 1 virgate formerly occupied by John Joye, and 1 bovate formerly held by John Pacy, lying in waste, 14s.8d.; a third part of the profits of fairs, markets, portmotes and tolls of the manor in Melton Mowbray by the officials of the duchess each year; a third part of the profit of the agistment of the manor in the meadow called ‘Emylyn’; a third part of the free courts, view of frankpledge of the manor, of all the profits, forfeitures and fines of those courts, and of all forfeitures and fines and other profits of the same manor as … in all ways or wastes taken by the same officials; and a third part of the demesne wood to the north as appears by the metes and bounds, annual value 2s.
C 137/17, no. 71b, mm.31–2; 19, no. 79


ROBERT PEKENHAM
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Writ for proof of age of Ivo Harleston, son of Margaret, one of the daughters of Margaret, wife of John de Wauton, knight; and of Robert Pekenham, son of Elizabeth, the other daughter. Ivo Harleston claims to have been born at Wimbish and baptised in the church of St. Clement there; and Robert Pekenham at Dunton and baptised in the church of St. Mary there. Order to warn master Roger Walden, who was granted the custody of all the lands. 10 Oct. 1399.
[Endorsed]: Ivo was not born in Wimbish, or in Essex. The rest of the writ has been executed. Roger Walden was informed of the place and date.
ESSEX. Proof of age. Brentwood 6 Nov
James Stokwell, aged 50 years and more, being carefully examined, says that Robert was 21 on the feast of St. Margaret the Virgin (20 July) last, having been born in Dunton on that feast in 1378 and baptised in St. Mary’s church there. This he well remembers because he saw Ralph Goshalm, now deceased, Nicholas Bonfeld, then rector of the church, and Margaret wife of Richard Palmere raise him from the font. William Smith and John Rother, each 48 years and more, similarly examined, confirm this. They remember that Joan wife of William Seman was with Elizabeth Pekenham at the birth, carried Robert to the church, and coming from the church told them of it. Simon Masseleyn, 50 years and more, met the party of godparents in the highway by the church, and they told him. Nicholas Hynde was then in the service of John Pekenham the father at Dunton, and was sent with the godparents to the church. John Stace and John Wolk, each 48 years and more, say that Alice wife of John Stace was pregnant with a daughter called Agnes, who was born on the morrow of the said feast and baptised the next day, John Wolk being godfather. Richard Canon, 48 years and more, remembers that his father, William Canon, was present in the church and held the baby in his arms, and came from the church relating that Robert was the son of John Pekenham. Gilbert Cok and William Pymmore, each 50 years and more, know his age by inspection of a book of martyrs in the church in which the birth was noted. Henry Belet and John Wayte, each 49 years and more, were in the chapel of St. Margaret at Burstead by Dunton making offerings in honour of St. Margaret and, returning home, met Joan wife of William Seman carrying the baby.
C 137/19, no. 74


IVO HARLESTON
310
Writ for proof of age. He claims to have been born at Cambridge and baptised in St. Clement’s church there. Order to inform Roger Walden, who was granted custody of the lands. 26 Oct. 1399.
[Endorsed] The escheator was unable to find and warn Roger.
CAMBRIDGE. Proof of age. Cambridge 27 Jan 1400
The jurors say that Ivo Harleston, son of Margaret, one of the daughters and heirs of Margaret, wife of John de Wauton, knight, was born at Cambridge on Palm Sunday [11 April] 1378 and baptised in St. Clement’s church there on the same afternoon; and being separately examined say that they know this for the reasons stated. John Brygham, aged 55, says that Adam the vicar was with him in his house when he was asked to go to the church to baptise Ivo on that Sunday. John Wattes, 51, heard on the Monday after Palm Sunday that Margaret was delivered of Ivo, and sent her a gallon of sweet wine. Stephen Neel, 45, says that Agnes his wife was a servant of Margaret and carried Ivo to the church. Simon Cardemaker, 60, was in the church and held the bowl for the vicar to wash his hands after the baptism. Hugh Plowrigh and Richard Outlawe, each 58, on that day went with master Ivo la Zouch, chancellor of Cambridge University, to the church, and after the baptism to the house of the friars minor to hear the preaching of holy scripture. John Merton and John Skulton, each 53, had a dispute on that day, but settled it in the church at the time of the baptism. John Pole, 63 was arbitrator in their dispute. Thomas Caldecote, 59, and Thomas Skynnere, 70, were with Master Ivo Zouch, then chancellor of Cambridge University, in Trinity Hall, when Roger Harleston, the father, sent his servant John Dyne to ask Zouch to be godfather. John Broun, 48, ran in the afternoon to the house of Thomas Arwe, smith, to heat an iron rod with which the water in the font was heated for the baptism of Ivo in St. Clement’s church.
C 137/19, no. 75


JOHN SON OF CHRISTINA WIDOW OF JOHN ATTE BERGH
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Writ for proof of age, 9 Feb. 1400.
WILTSHIRE. Proof of age. Salisbury 17 Feb
John Wermenstre, aged 50, duly examined, says that John atte Bergh was 21 on Thursday before St. Thomas the apostle [18 Dec.] last, having been born at Salisbury on Thursday before St. Thomas the apostle [20 Dec.] 1375 and baptised in the church of the hospital of St. Nicholas there on the Friday following; master John Edyngton, master John Stratforde and Lucy wife of Nicholas Taillour raising him from the font. This he remembers because he had then by his first wife an eldest son, William, who died on the same day, and his death is recorded in a missal in that church. William Bayly, 60, on that Thursday dined with the warden of that hospital, and at dinner was told of the birth. William Haule, 61, well remembers because Juliana his … died and her death is recorded in a missal of the parish church of St. Thomas, Salisbury. Adam Not…, 60, … D…ary, 65, William Bry…ede, 49, Lawrence Skynnere, 57, Robert Warner, 52, Thomas Croullyng, 58, and Robert Dolewyne, 63, remember because on the day that John atte Bergh was born Nicholas Bonham, father of Christina, gave a large dinner at Salisbury. They were present there and at the dinner were told of the birth. John Skynnere, 55, well remembers because Petronilla his daughter died on the day after John was born. William Popra…, 62, says that his son John was ordained monk in the abbey of Malmesbury on that day, and this was recorded in the chapter book of the abbey.
C 137/19, no. 76


ALICE WIFE OF GUY DE ST. AUBYN
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Writ for proof of age of Alice wife of Guy de St. Aubyn, one of the daughters of Philippa, wife of Richard Sergeaux, knight, in ward of John Cornewaill, who is to be informed. 23 May 1400.
[Endorsed] John was informed by … Boneylle and Richard Bailly.
Thomas Meyny, senior, John Bera, Thomas Meyny, junior, William Lychour, Thomas Tregadek, John Stephyn atte Stone, Henry Pakett, John Waterlond, Stephen Degher, Richard Whityng, John John, Henry Seynt Mayban, jurors, say that Alice was born at Colquite in the parish of St. Mabyn and baptised in the church there on 1 Sept. 1384, and is therefore aged 15. [The statements of the individual jurors are all illegible].
C 137/19, no. 77


ROGER SON OF JOHN DEYNCOURT, KNIGHT
313
Writ for proof of age, 7 Aug. 1400.
WARWICK. Proof of age. Coventry 22 Oct
Eneas W …, aged 53 years and more, duly examined, says that Roger was aged 23 on Thursday in Whitweek [10 June] last. He was born at Kenilworth castle on Thursday in Whitweek [21 May] 1377, and baptised there, while Eneas was in London in the king’s chancery, seeking a common pardon for himself, such as the king granted to all his lieges. On returning home he was told that the wife of John Deyncourt had given birth to Roger on that Thursday. John Beaufitz, Henry Barbour of Cubbington, Nicholas Prentost, Thomas Ellesford and John Northampton, all 44 years and more, say that Roger was 23 because it was commonly said at Coventry at Corpus Christi [19 May] that the wife of John Deyncourt had borne a son, Roger, at Whitsun in the castle. A certain Roger Beauford, brother of the pope [Gregory XI], a prisoner of John duke of Lancaster in the custody of John Deyncourt in the castle, was his godfather. John Clerk of Stivichall, and William …, each 60 years and more, remember that Edward III died on 21 June following the birth. They were servants of William prior of Kenilworth, who baptised Roger. John Draper of Fenny Compton and William Gildyng, each 56 years and more, were servants of John Deyncourt and after the churching of John Deyncourt’s wife were sent to London to their master, who was awaiting the coronation of the new king. John Commaunder and John de Barowe, each 63 years and more, were servants of Edward III at the time of his death and long before. After the burial they returned to their homes at Kenilworth and heard of the birth and baptism. The escheator warned Agnes, widow and executrix of William Arundell, knight, at Ansty, to be at Coventry for the proof of age on the day stated, by John Werst, Thomas Ferst, Robert More and William Lore, but no one came on her behalf.
C 137/19, no. 78


ELIZABETH BRIENE
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Writ for proof of age, 13 Feb. 1400.
LONDON. Proof of age of Elizabeth Briene, one of the daughters and heirs of Guy de Briene, knight, junior, kinsman and heir of William, tenant in chief of Richard II. Guildhall 13 March 1400
Thomas Dodyngton, aged 60 years and more, John Holbech, 62 and more, John Clerc, 50, John Assheley, 50 and more, Geoffrey Sutton, 60, Lawrence Dureham, 55 and more, William Hatton, 55, Richard Pyry, 63, John Barnaby, 50 and more, John Reynald, 56, John Pryme, 58, and Roger Asshelyn, 50 and more, jurors, being duly examined, state that Elizabeth was born in the parish of St. Peter Paul’s Wharf in Queenhithe ward on 13 March 1381 and baptised in the church there two days later. Thomas Dodyngton, John Holbech, John Clerc, John Assheley and Geoffrey Sutton remember because Guy de Briene dined with them in a house close to that in which Elizabeth was born, and at the dinner they were well and truly informed. As to the baptism, Lawrence Dureham, William Hatton and Richard Pyry say that at the request of the father they held wax torches beside the font during all the time of the baptism, and so remembered it. John Barnaby, John Reynald, John Pryme and Roger Asshelyn saw a servant of the father carrying some pots full of wine called ‘bastard’ to the church and drank of it there. Therefore they all say that she was 18 on 13 March.
[Inquisition] C 137/19, no. 85
[Writ] C 137/19, no. 91


THOMASIA ONE OF THE DAUGHTERS AND HEIRS OF RALPH MEYNYLL, KNIGHT
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Writ for proof of age. Reynold de Bethell says that she is of age and claims her lands. Order to inform Thomas Fraunceys, clerk, Roger Bradbourn and Thomas Hyntes, executors of William Meynyll, knight, who had the wardship. 24 Jan. 1400.
DERBY. Proof of age. Derby 19 Feb
The jurors say that she was born at Derby and baptised in St. Peter’s church there on 6 Jan. 1386 and is now aged 14 years and more. Carefully examined as to how they know this, they replied separately: Edmund de Timley, aged 55 years and more, sold a grey horse to Ralph her father on that 6 Jan., and Ralph told him that his wife had borne a daughter, Thomasia, on that day. William Payn, 45 and more, remembers because Magota his wife was midwife at the birth. John Spencer, 44 and more, says that in that year Robert, his elder brother, who would have been his father William’s heir if he had lived, went to Scotland and died there, and so he (John) had his father’s inheritance. Richard Castell, 42 and more, married Emma his wife in the same church of St. Peter and was standing at the door when Thomasia was brought in and baptised. Robert Cupper, 45 and more, says that Joan his wife, who is still alive, was at Thomasia’s birth. Peter Swerde, 60 and more, carried the basin and ewer to the church, and after the baptism washed the hands of the godfather and godmothers. William Powse, 58 and more, says that a dispute had arisen between William de la Dale and John Mulder, both of Derby, and they reached an agreement before the priest in the church after the baptism. Robert Hodgrey, 43 and more, had a daughter Elizabeth of the same age as Thomasia and baptised after her in that church on the same day. Ralph Bower, 49 and more, had a son John who died on the day that Thomasia was born, and the death was recorded in a missal in the church. Peter Cryche, 54 and more, was sent to inform one godfather and two godmothers by order of Ralph Meynyll, knight, Thomasia’s father on that 6 Jan. Richard Hewstre, 50 and more, rode to London to get various colours for his art on that day. Ralph asked him to buy various fowl for him, if they were for sale there, and told him that his wife had a daughter Thomasia on that day. John de Rasyn, 54 and more, went with Ralph the father to the church and made a note in a book within a week of the baptism.
C 137/19, no. 86


BEATRIX, SISTER AND HEIR OF ROBERT, SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE HAULEY, KNIGHT
316
LINCOLN. Inquisition for proof of age. Louth 5 April 1400
The jurors say that she was born at Riby and baptised in the parish church there on the feast of St. Peter in Cathedra [22 Feb.], and was aged 16 on that feast last past, and this they remember for the following reasons: John Milley of Woodthorpe, aged 44, and John Milysaunt of Withern, 50, say that on the day of the birth John Rudham, clerk, was staying with Robert Hauley, grandfather of Beatrix, and on the Monday following was presented to the church of St. Mary Mablethorpe. Roger Mabylson, 50, and John Brygge, 46, both of Mablethorpe, say that on that day John Rothewell, clerk, was retained by Robert the grandfather to hold his courts in Riby or elsewhere in the county. John Westerne of Mablethorpe, 48, and John Genel of Middlethorpe, 50, say that at that time Simon Wryght was building a new house in Riby and was seen by many people to be caught by a gust of the north wind and blown to the ground, breaking two bones in his right side. John de Skrevelby, 60, and Benet Rogerson, 54, both of Laceby, say that on that day John Cook was put in the stocks there on suspicion of robbery and, having escaped, was seen by many people to break his shin bone whilst running away. John Wower of Laceby, 45, and Robert Warner of Mablethorpe, 41, say that William Warner, father of Robert, was blind and fell into a well at that time and was almost drowned. Philip Jonson of Mablethorpe, 40, and John Yonge of Theddlethorpe, 50, say that at that time there was a tempest, the sea broke over the shore at North Coates, and a great part of the country was submerged.
C 137/19, no. 87


RALPH DE BRACEBRUGGE, KNIGHT
317
Writ, melius sciri, stating that an inquisition held by Alan Waldeyve, escheator of Richard II, [CIPM XVII, no. 605] found that Nicholas Ryvell and John de Conyngesby, clerks, William de Halughton and Humphrey de Halughton, by their charter, conveyed to Ralph de Bracebrigge, knight, and Joan his wife the manors of Kingsbury and Plumpton, and all the other lands which they had of his grant, to them and the heirs of Ralph, and that Ralph died on 20 Oct. 1395. Joan survived him and held them of the king in chief of his manor of Cheylesmore. John son of Ralph died under age, and Ralph, brother of John and son of the elder Ralph, is next heir and under age. But William de Lodyngton, the king’s attorney in the Common Bench, says that Ralph was alone seised of these lands in his demesne as of fee, and that Joan had no status in them as the inquisition supposed. 3 Dec. 1399.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coventry 12 Dec
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king of his manor of Cheylesmore by knight service, amount unknown, the manors of Kingsbury and Plumpton, annual value £40. He died seised alone of these on 20 Oct. 1395. Joan his wife was not jointly seised in any way, and had no status in them. John was his son and heir, and died without heirs of his body about three years ago. Ralph, brother of John and son of the elder Ralph, was 20 years of age on 2 Feb. last and is next heir. Robert Goushill and the aforesaid Joan, now his wife, have held ever since the death of Ralph de Bracebrugge, knight, but by what title or claim is unknown.
C 137/19, no. 88


ROGER STANLAKE
318
Commission to John Roche, John Drayton, Hugh Wolf, William Fauconer and the escheator in Oxfordshire and Berkshire to inquire what Roger Stanlake, an idiot, holds. 24 Dec. 1399 [CPR 1399–1401, p.214].
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition before John Roche, John Drayton, Hugh Wolf and the escheator. Abingdon 6 April 1400
Richard Stanlake held various lands in Sutton Courtenay, which descended to his son Roger. They are held of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, but their value and how or to whom they were sold or alienated is not at present known.
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OXFORD. Inquisition before the same. Oxford 5 April 1400
Richard Stanlake, father of Roger, died seised in his demesne as of fee of various lands and tenements in Witney, held of the king in chief, annual value 40s. They descended to Roger, and John Mareys, who had custody of Roger, sold them to various men 30 years and more past.
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Richard Stanlake the father held 1 messuage and 2 virgates in Carswell of the abbot of Eynsham by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value beyond the rent …; 1 parcel of meadow in the same place; 1 messuage in Witney in ‘Crondonstrete’, which John Bush ‘cop’lus’(?) now occupies, annual value 6s.8d.; 1 messuage and 3 virgates in Littlemore which William Bernard now occupies, 53s.4d.; 1 messuage with adjoining lands in Cowley, 40s.; and a fair called ‘Sanford hith’, 53s.4d. Of whom and by what service the lands in Witney, Littlemore and Cowley are held is unknown. He also held 1 croft in Cogges called ‘Hillescroft’ of the lord of Cogges by a rent of 8s., annual value beyond the rent 6s.8d. After the death of Richard all descended to Roger his son by right of inheritance. John Mareys of Wiltshire sold them to various people, but by what right is unknown.
C 137/19, no. 89


THOMAS HOLBROOK
321A
DEVON. Inquisition. Bradninch 21 April 1400
Thomas Holbrook held certain lands and tenements in his demesne as of fee in Clyst Gerred of John earl of Salisbury of his manor of Wonford by knight service, annual value 10s. He died on 18 March. Thomas son of Robert Ramesey, his next heir, is aged 6 years and more.


JOHN SON OF WILLIAM BLEES
321B
Writ to escheator in Herefordshire for proof of age. He claims to have been born at Staunton on Wye and baptised there, and asks for the lands of his inheritance, which are in the king’s hands owing to the minority of the earl of March. 25 Aug. 1400.
C 137/19, no. 90


WILLIAM EYR
322
Writ, melius sciri, concerning lands in Reperry, Bodmin, Cannalidgey, ‘Pengwannawoles, Pengwennawartha’, Ruthdower, Treliver and Tregamere, which were taken into the hands of Richard II on account of the outlawry of William Eyr. 20 July 1400.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Mousehole 3 Dec 1400
William Tregoos held all the lands named in the writ in his demesne as of fee, and gave them to William Eyr for life and six years more, and so he held them when he was outlawed. The reversion after the reserved term of years was to William Tregoos and his heirs. They comprise: Reperry, Tregamere and Treliver, 6 messuages and 2 a. held of the prince of Wales and duke of Cornwall of his castle of Launceston, of the duchy of Cornwall, in socage by a rent of 3s.4d. Bodmin, 2 messuages held of the prior of Bodmin by a rent of 3s.4d. with suit of court at Bodmin every three weeks. Cannalidgey, 4 messuages and 2 a. held of Robert Hill of the manor of Halton by a rent of 6s. ‘Pengwannawoles, Pengwennawartha’ and Ruthdower, 6 messuages and 4 a. held of John de Pomeray, knight, of his manor of Tregony by a rent of 3s.4d. Total annual value 60s. William Eyr held no more in Cornwall when he was outlawed or afterwards. He died on 31 Oct. 1394. Isabel Eyr, wife of Thomas Mon and daughter of Richard Eyr, brother of William, is next heir and aged 24 years. William Tregoos is still alive.
323
Further writ, melius sciri, why two parts of the manors of Pengwedna and Reperry were taken into the king’s hands under Richard II, and what was their value, 4 July 1401.
Return that the two parts were taken by William Burleston, late escheator, by the name of all the lands of William Eyr in Reperry, Bodmin, Cannalidgey, ‘Pengwannawoles, Pengwennawartha’, Ruthdower, Treliver and Tregamere, because of his outlawry. They were held for life and six years more by the grant of William Tregoos, who is still alive, with reversion to himself and his heirs. They are still in the king’s hands, annual value 60s.
C 137/19, no. 92


JOHN SON OF THOMAS GARWYNTON OF WELL
324
ex officio
He held in chief of Richard II as half a knight’s fee half the manor of Stour by Ashford of the castle of Dover, annual value £4. He died on 25 Sept. 1397. William, son of Thomas Garwynton, brother of John, the next heir, is aged 1 year and more. John Brode, formerly escheator, has taken the issues.
C 137/19, no. 93


RICHARD SCORLAG, JUNIOR
325
Recites a privy seal writ of 31 May 1400 inquiring, the lordship of Gower being in the king’s hands owing to the minority of Thomas Mowbray, whether Richard Maunsell is next heir in tail of Richard Scorlag, junior; and since it is said that he held in fee tail certain lands in Llanrhidian which Richard Scorlag, senior, similarly held in fee tail before him, inquiring also when he died, and what is the age of Richard Maunsell. The lordship of Gower is in the king’s hands owing to the minority of Thomas son and heir of Thomas Moubray. The younger Scorlag held 1 mill, annual value 40s., and lands and tenements, 60s., in Llanrhidian. He died on 25 July 1390. Richard Maunsell, the next heir, is aged 24 years and more. Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, lord of Gower, took the profits owing to the minority from the death of Scorlag until 27 Jan. 1397. Then Thomas Mowbray, marshal of England, lord of Gower, took them until Michelmas last. Since then the king has had them by the receiver of Gower.
E 149/74, no. 20


HENRY GRENE, KNIGHT
326
Writ, plenius certiorari, to William Westbury and the escheator and sheriff, on the petition of Ralph Grene. 26 May 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition before William Westbury and the escheator. Andover 12 July
Henry Grene, knight, son of Henry Grene, knight, held the manor of Grately with the advowson for life by the courtesy of England, in right of Maud, late his wife, with remainder to their children. She held it by inheritance after the death of her father, Thomas Mauduyt, knight. It is held of the earl of Hereford, annual value £10. He died on 29 July 1399. Ralph son of Henry and Maud, the next heir, is aged 22 years and more.
327
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition before William Westbury and the escheator and sheriff. Warminster 10 July 1400
He held for life in right of Maud his wife, heir of Thomas Mauduyt, knight, with remainder to the children of Maud and himself: Warminster, the manor and hundred, annual value £50; Westbury, a manor called ‘Le Mauduytes’, £10; Ditteridge, half the manor, 40s.; all of the king by knight service. Fiddington by Market Lavington, half the manor, 50s., of the bishop of Salisbury. Date of death and heir as above.
328
Similar writ to John Hervy and the escheator and sheriff. 26 May 1400.
BEDFORD. Inquisition before the escheator and sheriff. Woburn 24 July
He held in fee tail to himself and the heirs male of his body by the grant of Henry Grene, senior: Chalton, the manor and chapel, with lands in Toddington, extent unknown, of the Earl Marshal, service unknown, annual value 100s. Colworth, the manor, with lands in Great Catsey Wood, Souldrop, Sharnbrook and Felmersham, of Thomas Grene, knight, by knight service, annual value 40s. He held nothing in right of his wife Maud or in any other way. Date of death and heir as above.
329
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition before the same. Wavendon 23 July 1400
He held in fee tail to himself and the heirs male of his body by the grant of Henry Grene, senior: Great Woolstone and Wavendon, the manors, with lands and tenements in Emberton, Filgrave, Olney, Chicheley and North Crawley, of Thomas Grene, knight, by knight service; annual values, Great Woolstone 100s., Wavendon 40s., the lands etc. 8 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
330
Similar writ to Edmund Forde and the sheriff and escheator. 26 May 1400.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition before Edmund Forde and the escheator. Chipping Sodbury 19 July
In the March of Wales he held half the manor of Mathern by the courtesy of England in right of Maud late his wife, who held by inheritance after the death of Thomas Mauduyt, knight, her father. It is held of the lordship of Chepstow, which is in the king’s hands, service unknown, annual value 10 marks, with remainder to the children of Maud and himself. Date of death and heir as above.
331
Similar writ to John Baryngton and the escheator and sheriff. 26 May 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition before John Baryngton and the escheator. White Roding 31 July
The manor of White Roding with the advowson was held in their demesne as of fee by John Olneye, Nicholas de Cogenho and John Cook of Comberton. By a fine of 1364 [CP 25(1) 288/47 no. 633] they granted it to William de Quenton, knight, and Isabel his wife for their lives with remainder to Henry son of Henry Grene of Isham and the heirs of his body. So he held it in fee tail, of the king in petty serjeanty by the keeping of a sparrowhawk when the king is pleased to come to these parts, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
332
Similar writ to John Styvecle and the escheator and sheriff. 26 May 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition before the escheator and sheriff. Comberton 12 July
By the same fine as in the last he held of the king in chief by knight service the manor of Comberton called Merks, annual value £20 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
333
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition before the same. Alconbury 9 July 1400
He held the manor of Buckworth with the advowson by the courtesy of England in right of Maud his wife, who held by inheritance after the death of her father Thomas Mauduyt, knight, with remainder to their children. It is held of lord la Zouche, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
334
Similar writ to Thomas Cotyngham and the escheator and sheriff. 26 May 1400.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition before Thomas Cotyngham and the escheator and sheriff. Thrapston 1 July
He held in fee tail to himself and the heirs male of his body by the grant of Henry Grene, his father: Drayton, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 100s. Lowick, the manor and advowson, of the earl of Stafford by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Harringworth, 9 messuages, 1 toft, 3 virgates and 12 a. meadow, of lord la Zouche, service unknown, annual value 40s. Great Houghton, 1/9 of the manor, 4 messuages, 1 carucate, 3 1/2 virgates, 2 a., 1 1/2 roods meadow and 6s.8d. rent, of Thomas Grene, knight, service unknown, annual value £4. Cotes, the manor, with lands, tenements, rents and services in the vills and hamlets of Raunds, Ringstead, Little Addington, Irthlingborough, Stanwick, Chelveston, Hargrave, Cotes Bydon, Middle Cotes and Mill Cotes belonging to it, of Thomas Grene, knight, by the service of 1 fee, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above
C 137/20, no. 1
E 149/72, no. 10


RICHARD HURST
335
Writ 12 Oct. 1400.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Hailsham 25 Oct
With Margaret his wife, who survives him, he held the manor of Pebsham of the abbot of Robertsbridge, service unknown, annual value £20. He died on 21 Jan. last. Margaret and Philippa, his daughters and next heirs, are aged 9 years and more and 3 years and more.
C 137/21, no. 1


WILLIAM WHYTE OF WILDEN
336
Writ 5 Feb. 1401.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Wilden 20 April
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 1 croft of 2 a. and another of 27 1/2 a. in Wilden, of the king of the honour of Peverel, annual value 4s. He died on 16 May 1393. Thomas his son and heir was 28 on 25 Jan. last. The king has held the lands since William’s death and received the profits by the hands of the escheators.
C 137/21, no. 2


WILLIAM SON OF ROGER DE HERON, KNIGHT
337
Writ 18 Nov. 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 12 Jan 1401
He held nothing in Cambridgeshire. He died on 10 Nov. William his son and heir is aged a quarter of a year.
C 137/21, no. 3
E 149/75, no. 6


THOMAS ROMESY
338
Writ 10 Dec. 1400.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Martin 16 Dec
He held: South Damerham, 1 messuage, 60 a. and 8s. rent, of John Lord Lovel, service unknown, annual value 38s. East Martin, 1 messuage and 1 virgate by a rent of a rose, of William Peytefyn, annual value 6s.8d. South Damerham, 1 messuage and 40 a., of Walter Romesy, knight, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Martin, 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate, of William Peytefyn, by a rent of 2s.6d., annual value 6s.6d. He died on 19 July last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 10 years.
339
ex officio
He held half the manor of Farnham of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 100s.; and 1 messuage and 1/2 carucate in Farnham of the bishop of Winchester by a rent of 25s.3d., annual value 40s. Date of death and heir as above.
340
Writ 10 Dec. 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 10 Jan 1401
He held half the manor of Farnham of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £8. He died on 26 July [Monday after St. James, recte before St. James, 19 July]. Heir as above.
C 137/21, no. 4


ALICE WIFE OF MALCOM DE LA MARE
341
Writ 20 Oct. 1400.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 18 Nov
She held nothing of the king in chief when she died. Who is the next heir and how old is unknown.
342
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 6 Nov
Malcolm de la Mare and Alice held for the life of Alice the second part of the manor of Kidderminster of John Beauchamp of Holt, knight, Joan his wife, and the heirs of John, with reversion to them, by assignment of Walter Ramesey. After the death of Joan and the forfeiture of John by judgment of parliament, the reversion came into the king’s hands. Richard II by letters patent [CPR 1388–92, p.80, 10 July 1389], shown to the jurors, granted the reversion with a third part of the manor and the manor or priory of Astley to John de Hermesthorp and William Wenlok, clerks, John Catesby, Henry Bruyn, Robert Burguillon and John Meysy, their heirs and assigns. Malcolm and Alice de la Mare attorned to John de Hermesthorp and the others. They granted the third part and the reversion of the second to Nicholas Hillyng, knight, and Thomas Aldebury, clerk, by the king’s licence [CPR 1388–92, p.307, 19 Sept. 1390], also shown to the jurors. Alice attorned to them and so held it when she died, with reversion to Hillyng and Aldebury. The three parts are held of the king in chief as 1 knight’s fee. The annual value of the second part is £10. Alice died on 28 June. Agnes wife of John Bysshop is niece and heir, being the daughter of Robert, brother of Alice, and aged 40 years and more.
343
Commission to Philip Holgot, Roger Partrych, Henry Moton, John Gomond and the sheriff. 7 July 1400 [CPR 1399–1401, p.346].
HEREFORD. Inquisition before Philip Holgot, Henry Moton and John Gomond. Hereford 10 Jan 1401
She held in fee tail: Little Hereford, the manor, of the king of the honour of Brecon by knight service, annual value 80 marks. Yatton, the manor, of the earl of March by knight service, annual value £10. She died on 27 June 1400 leaving no heirs of her body. She came from Yorkshire, and who is next heir is unknown.
C 137/21, no. 5
C 137/23, no. 43
C 137/33, no. 68


RICHARD WELDE
344
Writ, melius sciri, inquiring what he held of Robert earl of Oxford on the day that he died. 5 May 1401.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Hatfield Broad Oak 6 July
He held the manor called Longbarns in Beauchamp Roding with the advowson of Beauchamp Roding in his demesne in fee tail by the service of one knight’s fee. Owing to the forfeiture of Robert de Veer, late earl of Oxford, it is held of the king in chief; annual values, manor £12 6s.2d., advowson 106s.8d. He died on 3 May 1392. Elizabeth his daughter, wife of Lewis Mewes, is heir and was 15 years of age on 29 June last. Roger Marchall, deceased, has held the manor since Richard’s death by grant of Richard II [CPR 1391–6, p.497, 15 Aug. 1394].
C 137/21, no. 6
E 149/76, no. 7


WILLIAM HOLM
345
Writ 28 May 1401.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 4 June
William Holm held in his demesne as of fee 2 tenements, 2 cottages, 2 curtilages and 4 tenter yards (tentoria) in Winchester, which descended to William his son, who was born an idiot. They were therefore taken into the king’s hands under Richard II and are still so held. They are held of the king in chief by a yearly rent of 1d.; annual value 5 marks. He died on 20 May last. Thomas Smyth, his next heir, is aged 40 years and more.
346
Writ, melius sciri, as to who is the heir, as there is information that Thomas Smyth is not the next heir and was inadvertently so named by the escheator and jurors. 8 July 1401.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 13 July
Isabel who was the wife of Henry Rende is heir, being the daughter of John, brother of William Holm, father of William, and aged 40 years and more.
C 137/21, no. 7


JOAN DAUGHTER OF THOMAS SON OF THOMAS GARDENER OF GISSING
347
Writ 20 April 1401.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Norwich 10 May
Owing to the death of Thomas Gardener of Gissing and the minority of Joan, daughter of Thomas son of Thomas, his grand-daughter and heir, the manor of Gissing and 30 a. were taken into the king’s hands under Richard II and so remain. Two parts of the manor are held of William Beauchamp of the stewardship (senescallicia) of Bury, by the service of two knight’s fees, and the third part of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, service unknown. The 30 a. are held of the manor of Winfarthing, which is in the king’s hands owing to the minority of Edward Hastyngs, service unknown. Annual value together £20. She died on 15 Dec. 1391. Robert, son of Robert Butveleyn of Flordon and Katherine his wife, sister of Cecily, mother of Joan, is next heir and aged 22 years and more.
C 137/21, no. 8
E 149/77, no. 20


JOHN SYBYLE
348
Writ 23 Nov. 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 18 Jan 1401
He held of the king in chief 1 toft and 40 acres in Great Wilbraham. He was outlawed in Essex on a plea of trespass at the suit of Margaret countess of Norfolk, and his lands were taken into the king’s hands and so remain; annual value 13s.4d. He died on 20 Nov. 1393. William his son and next heir was 21 on 8 Dec. last. The escheator has taken the issues and profits since the outlawry.
C 137/21, no. 9


PHILIP POPHAM
349
Writ 30 Dec. 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Odiham 22 Jan 1401
He held by knight service: Barton Stacey, half the manor, of the king in chief in his demesne as of fee, annual value 11 marks. Dummer, the manor, of the honour of Wallingford, which Philip his father held, jointly with Elizabeth his wife, to them and the heirs of their bodies, by the grant of John Wygmour, annual value 5 marks. He died on 18 Nov. Philip his son and heir is aged 1 year 9 months.
350
Writ 30 Dec. 1400.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wantage 19 Feb 1401
William Waryn, clerk, granted to Philip Popham, son of Philip Popham, knight, Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of the body of the younger Philip, an annual rent of 10 marks from the manor of Lyford, payable at Easter and Michaelmas, with the right to distrain if in arrears by 15 days, and then to hold until the rent is satisfied. It is held of the abbot of Abingdon by knight service and a payment of 6s.8d. every 17 weeks for the guard of Windsor. He died on 18 Nov. Philip his son and heir is aged 1 year 10 months.
C 137/21, no. 10
E 152/369, no. 1


THOMAS FOULEHURST
351
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Newport 5 March 1401
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king two parts of the manor of Pickthorn by a rent of 16d. payable annually by the sheriff, annual value 60s.7d. He died on 15 Dec. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 2 years and more.
352
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth 29 Dec 1402
He held only two parts of the manor of Pickthorn, as stated in the inquisition before Robert de Thormes, formerly escheator; but long before his death he held in his demesne as of fee two parts of the manor of Cressage, in which he enfeoffed John Ostage and Roger Jallok, chaplains, on condition that after his death they paid his debts and enfeoffed his heir when he reached full age. The latter two parts are held of the earl of March of his manor of Stanton Lacy, service unknown; annual value 20 marks. He died on 13 Dec. 1400. Thomas his son and next heir is aged 7 years and more.
C 137/40, no. 56
E 152/370, no. 3, and 372.


JOHN HUNTER
353
Writ 30 Jan. 1401.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Carlisle 5 March
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in socage 1 carucate and 3 a. meadow in Salkeld by a rent of 6s.8d. payable at the exchequer of Carlisle by the sheriff at Michaelmas, annual value 20s. He died on 3 Sept. 1400. Isabel and Cecily, his daughters and heirs, are of full age, 14 years and more.
C 137/21, no. 12


ELEANOR DE BRIDWYK
354
Writ 20 March 1400.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Penkridge 21 Oct 1400
She held nothing in the county. She died on 3 Oct. 1399. Elizabeth wife of Thomas Fylkyn, her daughter and heir, is aged 28 years and more.
355
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shifnal 11 Oct
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief half the manor of Bridwick by a rent of 2s.6d., annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/21, no. 13
E 149/77, no. 5


MARY WIFE OF THOMAS LA ZOUCHE
356
Writ 26 May 1401.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Halstead 9 June
She held in her demesne as of fee the manor of Colne Engaine with the advowson of William le Zouche, service unknown, annual values, manor £8, advowson 100s. She died on 19 May last. John Bernak, knight, her son and heir, is aged 28 years and more.
357
Writ 26 May 1401.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Hallaton 7 June
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief the manor of Hallaton of the honour of Peverel as half a knight’s fee, annual value 11 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
358
Writ 26 May 1401.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Biggleswade 10 June
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief the manor of Sandy and the advowson of the chantry at the altar of St. Nicholas there as half a knight’s fee; annual values, manor 100s., chantry 40s. Date of death and heir as above.
359
Writ 26 May 1401.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Huntingdon 4 June
She held in her demesne as of fee the manor of Dillington of the abbot of Ramsey, service unknown, annual value £10. Date of death and heir, John son and heir of William Bernak and Mary, as above.
C 137/21, no. 15
E 149/75, no. 2


WILLIAM THRELKELD OF OUSBY
360
Writ 30 Jan. 1401.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Penrith 22 March
He held in fee tail to himself and the heirs male of his body two parts of half the manor of Ousby by the grant of John Crofton by licence of Edward III, with remainder to the right heirs of William Threlkeld, knight, his father. It is held of the king in chief by knight service as a twentieth part of a fee, and 7s.2d. cornage rent payable at the exchequer of Carlisle by the sheriff; annual value 17s.7d. He died on 3 Nov. last without heirs male of his body. William de Threlkeld of Crosby, knight, is cousin and next heir of his father William de Threlkeld, knight, being the son of John the son of the elder William. He is aged 40 years and more and the manor should remain to him.
C 137/21, no. 16


AGNES WIDOW OF THEOBALD GORGES, KNIGHT
361
Writ 17 Nov. 1400.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 25 Nov
She held in dower of the inheritance of Thomas Gorges, brother and heir of Bartholomew, son and heir of Theobald, a third part of the manor of Wraxall, of the earl of Devon by knight service, annual value 20 marks. She died on 15 Nov. last.
362
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 24 Nov 1400
She held in dower as above: Sturminster Marshall, 7 cottages and a third part of 2 watermills. They are held with the two parts of the manor, formerly held by Theobald, of the king by the service of rendering him a pair of gilt spurs or 6d. each time that he visits the forest of Purbeck. Annual value of her dower there payable by equal parts at Candlemas, Whitsun and All Saints, £6. Upper Kingcombe, 1 messuage of Robert Lovell and Elizabeth his wife of the manor of Rampisham by knight service, annual value 13s.4d. Date of death as above.
363
Writ 17 Nov. 1400.
She held in dower as above a third part of the manor of Braunton. It is held with the other two parts of the king in chief by the service of rendering him three barbed arrows whenever he goes hunting in Exmoor forest, and by fealty. Annual value of the third part £6 13s.4d. She died on 18 Nov. last. Thomas Gorges brother and heir of Bartholomew is aged 28 years and more.
364
Writ 17 Nov. 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Southampton 12 Jan 1401
She held in dower as above a third part of the manor of Knighton in the Isle of Wight of the lordship of Carisbroke castle by knight service, annual value 10 marks. She died on 15 Nov. last.
C 137/21, no. 17
E 149/77, no. 21
E 152/371


AGNES WIDOW OF NICHOLAS THURMOND
365
Writ, melius sciri, stating that she is said to have held lands of the inheritance of William, son of William Botreaux, knight, who died in the king’s ward. 8 March 1401.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Frome 26 March
She held the manor of Luckington of Lord Audeleygh of his manor of Nether Stowey, annual value 4 marks; and 1 toft and 80 a. called Page House of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem, annual value 20s.; all for life, services unknown, by the grant of William atte Huyde, John Swynsfford, William Nypered and Peter le Vyse, with remainder to William, son and heir of William de Botreaux, knight, under age and in the king’s ward on account of other lands held in chief, and lately deceased. She died on 2 March last.
366
Writ 26 March 1401.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Milborne Port 7 June
She held for life by the grant of John Iryssh, William atte Hyde, John Swyneford, William Nyppere and Peter le Wyse, with reversion to William de la Bere [sic], his heirs and assigns, the feoffment being shown to the jurors. Luckington, the manor of Lord Audelegh, of his manor of Nether Stowey, service unknown, annual value £10. Page House, 1 toft so called, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, service unknown, annual value 40s. Mells, 2 tenements, of the abbot of Glastonbury, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. She died on 2 March last. William de la Bere is heir and aged 30 years and more.
C 137/21, no. 18
E 149/77, no. 12


HENRY ATTE WAYE
367
Writ 1 Nov. 1398.
Further writ ordering return to chancery of inquisitions already taken. 12 Nov. 1399.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 12 July 1399
Henry atte Waye, an idiot from birth, held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 1 ferling and 40 a. of moorland heath in Waytown in the tithing of Gorhuish in the parish of Inwardleigh, annual value 2s.; and 1 messuage and 1/2 ferling in Stockbeare in the tithing of Jacobstowe, annual value 12d. John Aston, formerly escheator, took them into the king’s hands and so they remain. The premises in Waytown are held of Thomas Crydye of his manor of Gorhuish by knight service, and those in Stockbeare of Nicholas Bromforde of his manor of Broomford by knight service. He died 23 Sept. John Rede is next heir, being son of Susan, daughter of William atte Waye, brother of Henry, and aged 30 years and more.
C 137/22, no. 19


ROBERT CHARLES, KNIGHT
368
Writ 5 March 1401.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Loddon 12 March
He held in his demesne as of fee of the abbot of Langley, Henry Ingelose and the prioress of Campsey Ash lands and tenements in Loddon, Sisland, Thurton, Hardley, Chedgrave, Norton Subcourse, Heckingham, Mundham and Thwaite, services unknown, annual value 16 marks 6s.8d. With Anne his wife and Walter Doreward, who still lives, he held 1 messuage and 80 a. land of alders and rushes (alnea et juncar) in Thurton, annual value 13s.4d.; and 1 watermill of no annual value; all held of Edward Hastynges, knight, of his manor of Bergh Apton by a rent of 17s. He died on 21 Feb. Thomas his son and heir is aged 23 years and more.
369
Writ 5 March 1401.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Framlingham 19 March
He held to himself and the heirs of his body, of the king in chief by knight service, the manor of Kettleburgh with the advowsons of Kettleburgh and Easton, annual value £35; and £10 annual rent from the prior (prier) of Wangford for various tenements in Stoven, Wangford and Uggeshall, paid at St. Andrew’s day, Easter, Midsummer and Michaelmas, and held of the abbot of Langley, service unknown. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/22, no. 20
E 149/77, no. 2


RICHARD RADEMELDE
370
Writ 6 July 1401.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Bramber 13 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee: Lancing, two parts of the manor, of Thomas Moubray, son and heir of Thomas late duke of Norfolk, who is under age in the king’s ward, of his honour of Bramber, by knight service, annual value £4 17s.8d. Albourne, two parts of the manor, of the bishop of Chichester of his manor of Streatham by knight service, annual value 60s.4d. Beverington, two parts of the manor, annual value £6 13s.4d. He died on 6 Nov. last. Ralph Rademelde is his brother and heir.
371
Writ, melius sciri, inquiring of whom the two parts of Beverington manor mentioned in the above inquisition are held. 1 Nov. 1401.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Bramber 18 Nov
The two parts are held of Thomas West, knight, of his manor of Blatchington, service unknown, except for 14 a. which are held of the king of the honour of the Eagle, part of the duchy of Lancaster, by the service of 6s.8d. for the guard of Pevensey castle.
C 137/22, no. 21


RICHARD SON OF WILLIAM GAMBON
372
Writ 31 Jan. 1401.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 4 Feb
No lands are in the king’s hands on account of the death of William Gambon and the minority of Richard. Richard held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Wendy, and 1 tenement and 90 a. in Wendy and Kneesworth, by the grant of John West to himself, his heirs and assigns. The manor is held of the earl of Westmorland of the honour of Richmond in socage by suit of court once yearly at the customary place, annual value 100s. The tenement and 90 a. are held of William FitzRauff by rent of 6s.8d., annual value 33s.4d. He died on 25 Sept. last. By Margaret his wife, who survives him, he had issue Richard, aged one quarter year, his next heir.
C 137/22, no. 22
E 149/75, no. 5


ANNE WIFE OF WILLIAM HAUSTEDE
373
Writ 26 Jan. 1401.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Towcester 9 Feb
She held in dower a third part of the manor of Deanshanger, and 2 cottages, and 3 a., annual value 40s. All, together with the two parts of the manor which John Cope holds, are held of the king in chief as a fortieth part of a knight’s fee. The reversion belongs to John Cope and his heirs by letters patent of Richard II confirmed by the king [CPR 1396–9, p.210; 1399–1401, pp.18, 63], which were shown to the escheator and jurors. She died on 9 Dec. last.
C 137/22, no. 23


ROGER FRANKELAYN
374
Writ 12 Dec. 1400.
YORK. Inquisition. Market Weighton 21 March 1401
He held 1 messuage and 3 bovates in Market Weighton of Stephen le Scrope, knight, son of Richard le Scrope, knight, by a rent of 2s., annual values, messuage 40d., land 10s. He died on 24 Nov. last. William Frankelayn, chaplain, his son and heir, is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/22, no. 24
E 149/76, no. 2


ROBERT COYNE
375
Writ 18 Nov. 1400.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Market Drayton 13 Dec
He held by the courtesy of England after the death of Hugelina his wife, who held in her demesne as of fee: Langley, a third part of the manor with the advowson, of the king in chief by knight service as a twelfth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 51s.9d. E [sic], the manor, of the lord of Woodcote by rent of a rose, annual value 41s.7d. Shrewsbury, a burgage with garden, of the king in free burgage, annual value 6s.3d. Leighton and Garmston, various lands and tenements, of the lady of Leighton, service unknown, annual vaue 46s.9d. Brockton, certain lands and tenements, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 13d. He held in his demesne as of fee: Garmston, lands and tenements called ‘Dounctonesplace’, of the lady of Leighton, service unknown, annual value 21s.11d.; various lands and tenements of the inheritence of Thomas Cresset, deceased, of the same lady, service unknown, annual value 49s.7d.; and a pasture called ‘Banasteresclos’, of William Banastre by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value beyond the rent 12d. He died on 12 Oct. last. Robert his son and heir is aged 8 years and more.
376
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Tyrley 13 Dec 1400
He held in his demesne as of fee: Weston Coyney, the manor, of the earl of Arundel by a rent of 6s.8d., annual value 106s. Holme, the manor, of the lord of Careswall, service unknown, annual value 46s.2d. Bucknall Marsh, various lands and tenements, of John Delves, service unknown, annual value 18s.9d. ‘Smytheslond’ in Halfhide, a toft and lands so called, with other adjacent lands, of the lord of Alton, service unknown, annual value 29s.3d. Date of death and heir as above.


HUGELINA WIFE OF ROBERT COYNE
377
Writ 18 Nov. 1400.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Market Drayton 13 Dec
She held in her demesne as of fee a third part of the manor of Langley with the advowson, the manor of E [sic], lands in Leighton and Garmston, a burgage and garden in Shrewsbury and lands in Brockton [as described in no. 375 above]. She married Robert Coyne and had issue Robert, both of whom survived her, and so Robert Coyne the elder held them by the courtesy of England. She died on 4 Sept. last. Robert her son and heir is aged 8 years and more.
378
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Tyrley 13 Dec 1400
She held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/22, no. 25


RICHARD THOMER ESQUIRE
379
Writ 18 June 1401.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Milborne Port 28 June
He held to himself and his heirs by his wife Alice 1 messuage, 60 a., 10 a. meadow, 8 a. wood and 31 a. pasture in Henstridge of the manor of Henstridge by knight service, which manor is in the king’s hands by the forfeiture of John earl of Salisbury, annual value £4; and 1 messuage and 30 a. in Yenston of Amice widow of Stephen Derby, knight, by rent of a rose, annual value 40s. He died on 19 Oct. John his son and heir is aged 8 years and more.
C 137/22, no. 26


WILLIAM BARDE
380
YORK. Inquisition. Osgodby by Scarborough 2 Sept 1400
He held in his demesne as of fee two parts of the manor of Osgodby by Scarborough, and the reversion of the third part which Margaret widow of Robert Barde, his father, holds in dower. It is held of the king in chief of the honour of Aumale by homage and fealty, annual value 40s. He died on 28 May last. Robert his son and heir was aged 14 on 25 April.
Writ to assign dower to Agnes his widow in the presence of Roger de Stapilton, who has the wardship by letters patent, and the attorneys of Agnes. 11 Nov. 1401.
381
Writ 10 July 1401.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle 12 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee two parts of the manor of Osgodby near Scarborough of the king of the honour of Aumale by homage and fealty, annual value 33s.4d. He died on 28 May 1400. Robert Barde his son and heir was 15 on 23 April last. The king has received the issues and profits from the day of William’s death by the hands of the escheators.
C 137/22, no. 27
E 149/73, no. 4


MARGARET BARDE
382
Writ 6 July 1401.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle 12 Oct
She held a third part of the manor of Osgodby in dower for life after the death of Robert Barde, her husband, with reversion to Robert, son of William, son of the said Robert. It is held of the king of the honour of Aumale by homage and fealty; annual value 16s.8d. She also held for life the manor of West Lutton by demise of her husband, with reversion as above. It is held of other than the king, service unknown, annual value 40s. She died on 16 June. Robert, son of William Barde, son of Robert, is her heir, and was aged 15 on 23 April last.
C 137/22, no. 27


JOHN CLEMENT OF LITTLE CARLTON
383
Writ 6 May 1401.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Saltfleetby 8 Oct 1401
Owing to his outlawry 60s. rent from a third part of the manor of Manby was taken into the king’s hands. He held it in dower of Sybil his wife, who still lives. The third part of the manor is held of the earl of Richmond in socage, the amount of which, and how much the third part is worth beyond the rent, is unknown. Who is heir and of what age is likewise unknown. He died on 15 Sept. 1396.
C 137/22, no. 28


ROBERT DE PALTON
384
Writ 1 Dec. 1400.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Woodstock 20 Dec
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Shipton on Cherwell called ‘Paltonescourt’ and 10 virgates with the advowson, of John Lord Lovell by knight service as one fee, annual value £10. Also in Shipton he held 1 messuage of the manor, formerly of Richard Fouks, annual value 2 marks. He died on 18 Aug. William his brother and heir is aged 21 years and more.
385
Writ 5 Sept. 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Lymington 2 Nov
He held nothing in the county. He died on 17 Aug. last. William his brother and heir was aged 20 on 8 Sept. last.
386
Writ 1 Dec. 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 24 Jan 1401
He held the manor of Ower in his demesne as of fee of William Asthorp, knight, as a quarter of a fee, annual value 5 marks. He died on 18 Aug. William his brother and heir is 21 years and 17 weeks old.
387
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 27 Sept 1400
He held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir as above [no. 385].
388
Writ 1 Dec. 1400.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Hindon 10 March 1401
He held: Lake, the manor, of John de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, by knight service, forfeited to the king, annual value £10. Oare, the manor, of the lord of Camerton, in socage, annual value £4. Draycot Fitz Payne, 100s. rent, of Lord Berkeley by knight service. Calcote, 3 messuages, 3 virgates and 1 meadow of 8 a., of the honour of Wallingford by knight service, annual value 20s. Chicklade, 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 20s. rent, of Lord Berkeley by knight service; annual value of the messuage and carucate 20s. He died without heirs of his body on 18 Aug. last. William his brother and heir is aged 21 years and more.
389
Writ 5 Sept. 1400.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bruton 24 Sept 1400
He held in his demesne as of fee: Camerton, the manor with the advowson, of the bishop of Bath and Wells by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Doulting, 1 carucate, of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight service, annual value 5 marks. Holcombe and ‘Dounhous’, 2 tofts, 5 a. and 7 enclosed pastures, of John Doune in socage, annual value 18s. ‘Haywode’, 1 tenement, 33 a. and 7 a. meadow, of the earl of Ormonde by knight service, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir as in last.
C 137/22, no. 29
E 149/74, no. 18


WILLIAM PALTON
390
Writ for proof of age, 17 Sept. 1401.
SOMERSET. Proof of age. Wells 8 Oct
[3 names illegible] and Abel Kendale, all aged 60 years and more, duly examined, state that William brother and heir of Robert Palton was born at Paulton and baptised in the chapel there on 8 Sept. 1379. He was therefore 22 on 8 Sept. last. They remember because they were at dinner with Elizabeth FitzRoger, lady of Chewton Mendip, when she was told of the birth and asked to be godmother. Richard Michell, Thomas Sambrook, Richard Walbrond and Hugh Walbrond, all aged 50 years and more, on that day were together when they heard that John Harewell, then bishop of Bath and Wells, had a new bell made at Wells weighing eight thousand (?) pounds. William was therefore 22 on the date stated. John Toner, Robert Ives, Henry Vykarys and John Cokhull, all aged 40 years and more, were together coming to Farmborough, when they met William Erlyngham coming from Bristol to Paulton to raise William from the font. He was therefore 22 on 8 Sept. last.
C 137/22, no. 29, mm.12, 13


RICHARD SON OF JOHN BROUNYNG
391
Writ 20 Oct. 1400.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 2 Nov
Richard, kinsman and heir of Thomas Rodberugh, died under age in the king’s ward. He held in his demesne as of fee: Harford, 1 messuage, 3 virgates of hilly land and 3 a. meadow, by knight service of William late earl of Stafford, who died in the king’s ward. They are now held of Edmund earl of Stafford; annual value 13s.4d. Rodborough, the manor, by knight service of the late king, of the manor of Minchinhampton, which belonged to the alien abbess of Caen. The late king granted it to the duke of Gloucester to hold during the war with France, but it is now held of the king in socage of the said manor by a rent of 20s. and by the service of carrying the money of the abbess from Minchinhampton to Southampton; annual value 73s.4d. Thropp, 8 messuages, 1 carucate of hilly land, 2 watermills, 5 a. meadow, 3 a. wood and 30s. rent, of Roger de Mortimer, late earl of March, lately found to be held by knight service but really of the king in socage by the service of assisting at the holding of the hallmote of the earl at Bisley when reasonably summoned. They are now held of Edward Charlton and Eleanor his wife, countess of March, in her right; annual value £4. Ebley, 3 messuages, 3 half virgates and 13s.4d. rent, of Reynold Cobham and Eleanor his wife, in her right, of the manor of Stonehouse by a rent of 2s., annual value 40s. Notgrove, 4 messuages, 3 carucates of hilly land, 4 a. meadow, 20 a. pasture and 10s. rent, of Tideman, bishop of Worcester, by homage and fealty, annual value £4. He died without heirs of his body on 1 May. Cecily his sister and heir is aged 13 years and more.
C 137/22, no. 30


THOMAS DAYVILLE OF SOUTH CAVE
392
Writ 24 Feb. 1401.
Further writ of same date, ordering release of the lands to William Hungate, to whom the king has granted them [CPR 1399–1401, p.441].
YORK. Inquisition. Pocklington 19 March
He held in his demesne in fee tail: South Cave, the manor, with appurtenances in Swanland and elsewhere, of Thomas de Moubray, under age in the king’s ward, who holds in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Burland in Eastrington, the manor, and other lands and tenements in Burland, of the bishop of Durham by a rent of 30s., annual value beyond the rent £3. Howden, lands and tenements, of the same bishop in burgage, annual value 13s.4d. Spaldington, 40s. rent from the lands and tenements of Peter de Hay, payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas. ‘Endewode’ in Howdenshire, lands and tenements, of the same bishop, service unknown, annual value 12s. He died on 1 Feb. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 17 years.
C 137/22. no. 31


JOHN RODENEY, KNIGHT
393
Writ 14 Jan. 1401.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Keynsham 10 Feb
He held by knight service by the grant of John Lupeyate, parson of Backwell, John Horne, parson of Weston, Robert vicar of Westbury and Thomas Balon, to him, Katherine his wife, and the heirs of their bodies: Backwell, the manor and advowson, of Lord Despenser, who is under age in the king’s ward, annual value 6 marks. Saltford, the manor and advowson, of the same, annual value 10 marks. Twerton, the manor, of the same, annual value 10 marks. Rodney Stoke, the manor, half of the bishop of Bath and Wells and half of the same lord, annual value £10. Draycott and Cheddar, 2 messuages and 2 virgates, of Peter de Courteney, knight, annual value 20s. He also held the manor of Lamyatt, half of the king as earl of Derby by knight service and 13s.4d. rent; part of the bishop of Bath and Wells of his manor of Creech by knight service; and the rest of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem of his manor of Evercreech; annual value £10. Also 6 messuages and 6 virgates in the hamlet of Hallatrow of Lord Despenser by knight service, annual value 40s.; and the manor of Dinder of the bishop of Bath and Wells by knight service, which manor Richard Virgo, Edith his wife and Isabel his daughter held by the grant of John Rodeney for a rent of 10 marks, with reversion to himself. He died on 19 Dec. Walter his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
394
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to the status of Lord Despenser in Rodeney’s lands. 6 April 1401.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Somerton 2 May
He held in fee tail the manors of Backwell, Saltford and Twerton and half the manor of Rodney Stoke by knight service of Lord le Despenser who is under age in the king’s ward. Thomas le Despenser, knight, who forfeited to the king, held the services owed by John Rodeney as parcel of the county of Gloucester by the grant of Edward I to Gilbert, sometime earl of Gloucester, his wife Joan and their heirs. They had three daughters, Eleanor, Elizabeth and Joan. Hugh le Despenser, son of the earl of Winchester, married Eleanor. The services were divided and those which Rodeney held were allocated to Eleanor and Hugh. They had two sons, Hugh and Edward, and after their deaths Hugh held them, and he died without heirs of his body. Then Edward held them and his son was Thomas le Despenser, who held as parcel of the honour of Gloucester. Thus this Thomas, who forfeited to the king, father of the present Lord Despenser, who is in the king’s ward, held the services of the late John Rodeney in fee tail as parcel of the county of Gloucester.
C 137/22, no. 32
E 149/77, no. 13


ISABEL WIFE OF WILLIAM SEYNT JOHN
395
Writ 3 May 1401.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Moreton Pinkney 11 May
She held the manor of Moreton Pinkney for life of the king in chief as one quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Henry Grene, knight, gave it by royal licence to Giles de St. John, Isabel [his mother], and the heirs of the body of Giles. Isabel survived him and so held it. She also held in her demesne as of fee a third part of the manors of Stoke Bruerne, Shutlanger and Alderton with the advowsons of Stoke Bruerne and Alderton on the third vacancy. They are held of Reynold de Grey of Ruthin, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. She died on 28 April [30 April in E 149/77, no. 4]. Margery wife of William Harwedon and daughter of Giles de St. John is heir, that is daughter of Giles, son of Isabel, and aged 30 years and more [34 in E 149/77, no. 4].
C 137/23, no. 33
E 149/77, no. 4


THOMAS LOVELL, ESQUIRE
396
Writ 18 Sept. 1401.
KENT. Inquisition. Sittingbourne 22 Sept
He held the manor of Milsted for life by the courtesy of England, of the inheritance of his wife Joan, one of the daughters and heirs of Thomas Hageschawe, knight. It is held of the king in chief by homage; annual value £4. He died on 11 Sept. Thomas his son and heir is aged 13 years and more.
397
Writ 18 Sept. 1401.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bruton 2 Oct
He held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Joan his wife: Milton Clevedon by Bruton, the manor, of Richard de Sancto Mauro, knight, of his manor of Castle Cary, as two knight’s fees, annual value £20. East Wanstrow, one quarter of the manor, of John Dename, knight, by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above. The marriage of Thomas the son belongs to Richard de Sancto Moro, as appears by a document shown to the jurors, and not to John Dename.
398
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bruton 25 June 1403
He held, it is said, the manor of Milsted in Kent of the king in chief. He held nothing of the king in chief in his demesne as of fee in Somerset and Dorset, but he held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Joan his wife: Milton Clevedon by Bruton, the manor, of Richard de Sancto Mauro, knight, annual value £7. Wanstrow, a quarter of the manor, of John Denham, knight, annual value 53s.4d. Clevedon, a rent of £10 from the manor, of Lord le Despenser. Date of death and heir, aged 15 years and more, as above. Since Thomas’s death Richard de Sancto Mauro has taken the issues and profits of Milton Clevedon, John Denham those of Wanstrow, and John Bluet the £10 rent.
C 137/23, no. 34
E 149/79, no. 11


JOAN WIFE OF ROGER DE LA LEE
399
Writ 26 Oct. 1400.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 17 Nov
She held in her demesne as of fee: Langley, a third part of the manor, with the advowson of the chapel of Ruckley, of the king in chief as one third of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s. ‘Le Lee’, 1 messuage and 1 carucate of Robert Lee of Roden by a rent of 1d., annual value 26s.8d. Hadnall, 1 messuage and 1 virgate, of the same by a rent of 1d., annual value 10s. Leighton, 3 messuages and 3 virgates, of the abbot of Shrewsbury by a rent of 6s.8d., annual value 30s.; and 1 messuage and 1 nook, of Thomas earl of Arundel by a rent of 2s., annual value 10s. Shrewsbury, 1 burgage, of the king in free burgage, annual value 2s. She died on 18 Sept. Petronilla, wife of Robert Lee of Roden her daughter and heir is aged 22 years and more. Robert and Petronilla have no issue. [Note on E 149/77, no. 6] £6 8s.8d. yearly from 18 Sept. to 15 Nov., 8 weeks 3 days, 20s.10 1/2d.
C 137/23, no. 35
E 149/77, no. 6


ROBERT TURK, KNIGHT
400
Writ 24 Jan. 1401.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Royston 1 Feb
He held 1 messuage and 10 a. in Orwell of John Beauford, marquess of Dorset, by a rent of 2s., annual value 8s. He died on 27 Dec. last. Joan his daughter and heir is aged 26 years and more.
401
Writ 3 Jan. 1401.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Luton 8 Jan
He held in his demesne as of fee: Woodcroft in Luton parish, 1 messuage and 100 a., of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 40s., and no more because the land lies on the hills untilled and uncultivated. Biscot, 1 messuage and 100 a., of Baldwin Bereford, knight, by a rent of 7 marks, annual value 5s. Luton, 2 messuages and 100 a., service unknown, annual value £4. He died on 27 Dec. Joan wife of John Waleys, his daughter and heir, is aged 26 years and more.
402
Writ 3 Jan. 1401.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Buntingford 12 Jan
He held: Aspenden, 1 messuage, 76 a. and 2 a. meadow [1 tenement called ‘Taryes’, 80 a. and 2 a. pasture in E 149/76] by a rent of 22d. and attendance at the sheriff’s tourn twice yearly, annual value 4 marks; and 4 a. in the field called ‘Le Legh’ in the parish by a rent of 1d.; annual value 16d. Wakeley, the manor and advowson, 300 a. and 15 a. meadow [and a rent of 40d. in E 149/76], of William FitzRauff by a rent of 14s., annual value 10 marks. Ardeley, 100 a., 10 a. wood and 1 a. meadow [and a rent of 13s.4d. in E 149/76], of the manor of Ardeley by a rent of 16s. and suit of court every 3 weeks, annual value 6 marks. Cottered, 40 a. and 2 a. meadow, of Andrew Bures and Ralph Cheny by a rent of 16s., annual value 20s. Hitchin, 11 cottages and 15 a. [40 a. in E 149/76], of the manor of Hitchin by a rent of 4s. and suit of court every 3 weeks, annual value 2 marks. Flamstead, 1 toft and 30 a., of the prior of Dunstable of the manor of Flamstead by a rent of 5s.6d., 1 lamb, 1 lb. cumin and suit of court every 3 weeks, annual value 6s.8d. He was true patron of a chapel called Biggin in Hitchin [and a chantry near Hitchin in E 149/76]. Date of death and heir as above.
403
Writ 3 Jan. 1401.
He held nothing in London. He died on 28 December between 6 and 7 a.m. Heir as above.
C 137/23, no. 36
E 149/76, no. 8


KATHERINE DE NOTYNGHAM
404
Writ 6 March 1401.
She died on 6 Feb. last, holding for life 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 2 a. meadow, 30s. rent, pasture for 8 oxen going with the herd of the abbot of Reading, and the pasture called Northbrook, several pasture for 300 sheep on the Down, and pasture for all manner of beasts on the common Down without rendering pannage, all belonging to the messuage and lands with other appurtenances in Blewbury; with reversion to William son and heir of William Venour, formerly citizen and grocer of London, to whom Alexander Meryng and Agnes his wife granted the reversion by a fine of 1381–2 [CP 25(1) 12/75, no. 13]. They are held of the king in chief as a quarter of a fee and by a rent of 6d. payable at the hundred of Moreton at Michaelmas; annual value 5 marks. No heir is known.
405
Writ, plenius certiorari, reciting the findings of the above inquisition, and stating that by the fine mentioned in it Alexander Meryng and Agnes his wife granted the reversion to William Venour, Stephen Haynes, Roger Asshebournham, John Caldewell, clerk, and Philip Cradelee, and the heirs of William; that Stephen, Roger, John and Philip are dead, and the holdings should descend to William Venour, junior, who is of full age. Order to inquire if this is so. 14 June 1401.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. East Ilsley 18 June
She died on 6 Feb. She held for life exactly as in the last, except that the reversion was to William Venour, Stephen Haym, Roger Ashebournham, John Caldewell, clerk, and Philip Caradelee, and the heirs of William Venour. William, Stephen, Roger, John and Philip are dead, and the reversion should be to William son of William Venour, who is aged 30 years and more. No heir is known.
C 137/23, no. 37
E 152/369, no. 3