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CIPM 18 - Part IX.

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EDWARD HASTYNGES, KNIGHT
854
Writ for proof of age of Edward Hastynges, knight, brother of Hugh, esquire, son of Hugh, knight, son of Hugh, knight, younger brother of John Hastynges, son of Hugh, knight, and heir of the same Hugh, father of John. 27 May 1403.
YORK. Proof of age. Carleton 9 June
The jurors say that he was born in the manor of Fenwick and baptised in the chapel of St. Mary in the Fields in the parish of Campsall on 21 May 1382, and was aged 21 on 21 May last. Thomas Seintpoule, aged 46 years and more, has often been told by John abbot of Selby, the child’s godfather and therefore knows. Thomas Dilcock, 60 and more, has seen the abbot show a book in which this date of the birth was entered. Nicholas de Brayton, 60 and more, had a son Nicholas born on 6 Dec. next before the birth of Edward. Had he lived he would now have been 21. William Dawson, 50 and more, was in Pontefract on the day that Edward was born, and there saw a man unknown to him, who had been arrested for casting the evil eye on the horse of his neighbour, John de Hirn, and he then heard that Anne de Hastynges had been delivered of a male child, whom he afterwards heard called Edward. John Britesvill, 50 and more, remembers because a wood called ‘Wellowpark’ was sold to divers persons by Hugh, Edward’s father, on that 21 May. Thomas Crull, 56 and more, heard Thomas late prior of Drax tell some bystanders at Drax that he was going to ride to the manor of Fenwick to be a godfather of Edward. William de Thornton, 70 and more, remembers that John son of Joan Askern, now parish clerk of Campsall and aged 22 years and more, was born in the year preceding the birth of Edward, whose wet nurse Joan was, and John owing to his age expects this year to be ordained priest. William de Knottyngley, 50 and more, having been summoned by the escheator to attend this proof of age, met a woman called Joan Parker, aged 80 and more and worthy of credence, and she swore that she was present at the birth and stayed with Hugh, the child’s father for 3 years, and has since lived in Norton for 18 years, so that she knows that Edward was born 21 years ago. Roger Chapman, 50 and more, says that there was an earthquake through all England when Edward was born in May 21 years ago. John de Belton, 51 and more, says that Edward was born in the year after the rebellion of the commons of England at London, which was in the summer 22 years ago. Thomas Tubholm, 56 and more, had a daughter Maud born on 3 May next before the birth of Edward, and she is now 21. William de Belwode, 60 and more, was riding to Doncaster on 21 May 1382 when he fell from his horse and broke two ribs, and he heard that Edward was born on that day at the manor of Fenwick.
C 137/40 no. 43


RICHARD SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS LATE EARL OF WARWICK
855
Writ for proof of age, 26 Jan. 1403.
WORCESTER. Proof of age. Worcester 5 Feb
He was born at Salwarpe and baptised there on 25 Jan. 1382, and was therefore 21 on the same day last past. The witnesses having been separately examined say that they know this for the reasons given: Henry Bruyn, aged 50 years, was at Salwarpe on that day and saw Elizabeth le Despenser, the godmother, present in the church. Henry Haggeley, 50, was an esquire of Henry Wakfeld, then bishop of Worcester, who baptised Richard. John Power, 50, was an esquire of Walter prior of Worcester, who having heard of the birth sent a silver goblet with 100s. for the baptism. Ralph Ardern, 43, says that his father and mother were at the house of Thomas earl of Warwick at Salwarpe and told him of the birth, and that Peter Holt received £10 for taking the news to the earl. Thomas Throgmarton, 43, had a son John of the same age. John Wassheburn, 50, saw Roger abbot of Evesham with the bishop at the baptism. Thomas Lyttelton, 50, saw Alice formerly wife of Richard Stury, knight, at the baptism. John Braas, 44, saw the bishop holding Richard at the font. William Folyot, 50, saw Henry Bruyn carrying before Richard after the baptism a sword, which Hugh earl of Stafford gave to Richard on that day. John Froxmere, 40, saw Thomas abbot of Pershore with the bishop at the baptism. John Clynton, 50, carried a torch before Richard at the baptism. William Botiller, 40, saw John Beauchamp of Holt, knight, at the baptism carrying two cloths of gold with the arms (de exeunte) of King Richard.
C 137/40, no. 44


JOHN SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE LEVYNGTON
856
Writ for proof of age, stating that he is in the ward of Mary widow of William de Stapulton, who should be warned. 7 Feb. 1403.
[Endorsed] Mary de Stapulton was summoned by John Brodsell and William Ryott and was present.
CUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Carlisle 10 March (or 1 Sept
The jurors say that he is aged 21 years and 4 months and more, having been born at Carlisle on 26 March 1380 [Monday after Lady Day 3 Richard II] and baptised in the church of St. Mary there. Duly examined, they say that they remember this for the following reasons: John de Dalston, aged 50 years and more, heard mass at St. Mary’s that day and saw the baptism. William de Hoton, 46 and more, because that day the house(?) of Thomas Boteler, chaplain, was burnt down, and he came by the church to extinguish the fire and several men told him of the baptism. Richard de Louthyre, 44 and more, bought a horse from Roger Cosour for 40s. at the church on that day and saw the baptism. Thomas de Raghton, 52 and more, had a son Richard baptised after John de Levyngton. Adam de Melle, 47 and more, came to the church to bury Margery his sister on that day and saw the baptism. Adam de Denton, 48 and more, was coming to mass on that day when his arm was severely injured by a horse, and several men told him of the baptism. John Cotyngham, 60 and more, going to mass on that day broke his right shin in a fall, and common talk was then of the birth. Robert de Heymour, 43 years and more, was in the church for the marriage of John Roys and Maud daughter of Richard Orfare, and saw the baptism. John Dalemour, 49 and more, because on that day at Carlisle John Williamson was killed by Thomas Dissed(?), who fled to the church after the felony, and he went in pursuit and was told of the baptism. William de Britby, 50 and more, because on that day the cathedral bell-tower was blown down by a great wind, and he came there and saw the baptism. William Bewcham, 50(?) and more, because his brother heard mass in the church on that day and the baptism was common talk there. John Egglisfeld,, 60 and more, because John his brother was drowned that day in the river Eden, and he came to the church and saw the baptism.
C 137/40, no. 45


JOHN DEYNCOURT, KNIGHT
857
Writ for proof of age of John Deyncourt, knight, brother and heir of Ralph Deyncourt, son and heir of William Deyncourt, deceased. 16 July 1403.
[Endorsed] Ralph earl of Westmorland, who held two parts of the lands, was summoned to attend the proof by John Laxston and William Pillay.
YORK. Proof of age. Stillingfleet 13 Dec
William Coupland, aged 56 years and more, John Waghen, 55 and more, and William Carter, 50 and more, remember that John Deyncourt, knight, was born at Middleham on 28 Feb, 1382 and baptised on 1 March in the church there, because on that 28 Feb. 21 years ago John son of William Coupland was promoted to priest’s orders at York as appears by his letters shown to them. William Hertesheved, 53 and more, William Baxster, 58 and more, Robert Magson, 58 and more, William Kampsall, 50 and more, and William Broun, 53 and more, were witnesses to livery of seisin of a messuage and 2 a. in Middleham to John Bryce on that day, and they then heard of the birth of John. William de Morton, 56 and more, William Gayle, 54 and more, William Wryght, 50 and more, and William Smyth, 58 and more, remember because they were present on 1 March that year at the burial of Isabel late wife of John Perot at Middleham, saw John baptised and asked the bystanders about the birth.
C 137/40, no. 46


NICHOLAS SON AND HEIR OF JOHN MOLYNS
858
Writ for proof of age; by the grant of John Frank he was in the ward of John Bernard, who should be warned of the inquisition. 27 Nov. 1402.
SOMERSET. Proof of age. Ilchester 15 March 1403
The jurors say that Nicholas is aged 21 years and more, having been born at South Petherton on 24 June 1380, and baptised in the church of St. Peter there. Robert Lambrouk, 64, knows because he was present in the church when John Hayward, chaplain, baptised Nicholas and wrote the day and year in a missal in the church. John Mucheldever, 54, came with Nicholas, then prior of Muchelney abbey, to the church, where the prior was godfather, and he saw the date written in the missal. John Mede, 60, was present and had a son William born in the same year. John Peny, 48, came to the church on that day, and on the Sunday before he had married Alice daughter of Robert Lambrouk. John Warmwell, 44, was with Robert Lambrouk in the church and contracted marriage with Margery his daughter. Henry Humerford, 60, John Holme, 64, Robert Boton, 68, and Philip Batte, 55, were at a fair at South Petherton on that feast [Midsummer day], they were called from it to bear witness and were present when John Hayward wrote the date. John Bryce, 50, John Wodehous, 56, John Bokerell, 60, were present in the church at the baptism and were called to bear witness; and on that day John Molyns granted to John Spore and Edith his wife 3 a. in South Petherton for their lives by a charter so dated.
C 137/40, no. 49


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF ROBERT SCALES, KNIGHT
859
Writ to assign dower, 5 March 1403.
CAMBRIDGE. Assignment of dower, in the presence of Lawrence Trussebut and William Lampet, next friends of Robert son and heir of Robert Scales. Haslingfield 7 May
One chamber with 1 chimney called ‘le Squyerschambre’ next to a chamber called ‘le Knyghteschambre’ inside the moat with all the rooms from the ‘Knyghteschambre’ to the end of the bridge, with free ingress and egress within the moat; a garden also within, to the west end of the hall, called the ‘Kychengarden’ with fruit and pasture; a third part of a dovecot in the same garden; 1 house called ‘le Stots…’ situated between the ‘couhous …stable’ under one roof; half a barn called ‘le Oteberne’ in the west, with a house called ‘le Chauffhouse’ by the barn on the south; a third part of the large barn; a third part of a barton by the ‘Aldefelde’; and a third part of a barn there; all with free ingress and egress. Farm of free tenants: Walter Phelip for a tenement bought from Thomas Bradfeld, formerly of John Hied(?), 6 1/4d. and half a farthing; John Stacy, 22d.; Margery Asshby, 11 1/2d.; John Jake, 47 1/2d.; John Knyght, chaplain, 9d.; Agnes Bysshop, 15s.; Thomas Robat, 3s.4d.; … and 1 capon; Thomas Pappeworth, 17 1/2.; …; William Amys, 3s.10d.; John Ey, senior, 17d. and half a farthing; Thomas Rown, 3s.8 1/4d.; Henry Masoun, 23d. and half a farthing; John Shymmyng, 9 1/2d.; Agnes Scot of Barrington, 1d.; Thomas Serie 1 capon. Total … Farm of servile tenants … [Part of two more paragraphs, torn and illegible].
C 137/40, no. 51


OSBERT SON AND HEIR OF OSBERT DE MUNDEFORD
860
Writ for proof of age, 22 Oct. 1402.
NORFOLK. Proof of age. Hockwold 21 Nov
The jurors say that he was aged 21 on 25 Sept. last, having been born at Hockwold and baptised there on 25 Sept. 1381. [The statements by the following jurors are illegible] Thomas Moncheney and William Eyre, each aged 50 years and more, Stephen Bate and Robert Kavell, each 40 and more, John Phelipp, senior, and John Stede, each 45 and more, William Mountford and John Waterman, each 60 and more, John Freman and William Ferers, each 48 and more. John Cheseman and John Norman, each 43 and more, remember the date because Thomas Norman, brother of John, died on that day after 9 and before 3 o’clock.
C 137/40, no. 52


JOAN WIDOW OF EDMUND DUKE OF YORK
861
£96. 8s.10 1/2d., being a third part of £289 6s.8d. payable from the custom of wools and woolfells since 28 Nov. 1402 by the collectors. Edward now duke of York was warned to be present by Hugh Battesford and Walter Staunton.
862
Writ to assign dower, 22 May 1403.
From Grantham, where his rents and services, with soc, lands and tenements, tolls and perquisites of court extended at £100 12s.3d.: Great Ponton, with its appurtenances in Denton, Belton, Harlaxton and Harrowby, with lands, tenements, rents, services, wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats and all other appurtenances, annual value £21 1s.10d. Harlaxton, £4 8s.1/2d. from various lands and tenements called the fee of ‘Brewes’ so let to farm to John Grene of Grantham. Grantham, a third part of the tolls of markets and fairs, and of forfeitures, escheats, and other profits and commodities arising from perquisites of courts with soc of the same. From Stamford, where all lands and tenements extend at £80:2 watermills £4 6s.8d.; houses and shops of various tenants, £4 17s.6d., viz Roger Fraunceys 16s., William Dobyn 14s., John Draper 9s., Robert Massthorp 3s., William Tyerd 13s.4d., John Spillesby 12d., William Fletcher 10s., John Algode 5s., John Cadeney 14d., John Chaloner, senior, 8s., John Barker 2s., John Forster 2s., John Pitt 6s., Nicholas Tabard 6s. and Robert Asshborne 12d.; from various demesne lands let to farm 55s.11d., viz John Longe 17s., Henry Cok 5s.4d., Gilbert Apethorp 6s.3d., William Stacy 6s.8d., John Apethorp 4s., Richard Bonde 4s., John Gervays 3s., John Cobto of Ryhall 2s.8d., John Carter 2s., Richard Benefeld 3s. and Robert Grafton 2s.; and a third part of all wastes, tolls of markets and fairs, forfeitures, escheats and perquisites of courts there.
863
Writ to assign dower, 22 May 1403.
Fotheringhay: from all the lands etc. of the duke in Fotheringhay where the castle and manor extend at £80: From various free tenants, 20s.1 1/2d.: viz abbot of Sawtry 10s.; John Knyvet 8d.; Henry Bracy 6s.8d.; William Webster 2s.3d.; and rent of ‘Swanneholme’ 6d. Rents of cottagers, 9s.6 1/2d.: James Sumpter 7s.; John So… 12d.; Robert Derby 6d.; and William Hauseman 12d. Rents of servile tenants, £13 8s.: viz Thomas Austyn 36s.8d.; William Taillour 36s.8d.; John Horne 36s.8d.; Walter Holand 18s.4d.; John Hoghton 18s.; John Olneye and William Lessy 13s.4d.; William Taunt 26s.8d.; Hugh Grovelane 15s.; John Hoghton 26s.8d.; Robert de Vye 26s.8d.; and John del Chambre 13s.4d. Farm of bakery and mills, 31s.1 1/4d.; farm of fisheries from William Hunne and Nicholas Petit, 8s.9 1/4d.; and from Robert Wyrtrynham, clerk, farmer of the castle land there, 4s.2d. A third part of all the demesne lands: ‘Parkewong’, ‘Darnwellwong’ and ‘Langethornewellwong’; 1/2 a. under ‘Chalkehill’; 12 a. in ‘Toftewong’ by ‘Tofteshall’; ‘Littilburymorewong’; 4 a. called ‘Leys’ in ‘Westondewong’; 12 a. in ‘Risshcroft’ by the mill; ‘Curtellwong’, le Conynghere’, ‘Cunnlynshade’, 7 selions on the ‘Curtellwong’; 38 a. meadow in the meadow called ‘Wyldeholme’ to the north; 7 a. meadow in ‘Horsecroft’ to the west; 10 a. in ‘Westmedowe’ to the west; and 60 a. in the meadow called ‘Arneweys’ to the south with the meadows called ‘Fremannesmedowe’ and ‘Warmyngtonmedowe’. A third part of the moor and pasture, namely ‘Estmore’ and ‘Oxmore’; a third of the park on the east, with a third of the … and of the woods belonging to the lordship, with a third of the profits from the perquisites of court, and a third of all casual profits whatsoever. Nassington and Yarwell, a third part of the lordship extending at £68 yearly, comprising £12 18s.8d. from assize rents at Yarwell; 13s.9d. from rents of tofts there; 39s.9d. small rents; 12d. from Wansford; £7 6s.2d. from various tenants of the fee called ‘Doddisfee’ in Nassington, viz Thomas Chaddelerove 14s., Robert Levyng 8s., Robert Bilby 9s., Henry Chaddelrode 9s.6d., Henry Bracy 16s., William Wryght 26s., John Welden 6s., William Kay 3s.6d., John Cole 8s., John Brown 20s.2d., Agnes Norman 8s., William Brown 8s., John Mounteyn 8s. and John Taillour 12d.; with one third of the profits of courts and of all casual revenues.
864
Writ to assign dower, 22 May 1403.
Firstly, Conisbrough, Braithwell, and Clifton, the manors and vills, with all their members, lands and tenements, rents, services, wards, marriages, reliefs, escheats, knight’s fees, advowsons, mills, suits of court of free tenants and villeins with their offspring, with hall of pleas at Conisbrough, the pond called ‘Casteldame’, the park of Conisbrough with game, agistment and pannage, ‘housebot’, ‘haibot’, ‘feirebot’ in the park, with all other profits of the offices of the bailiwick of Conisbrough, as of the offices of reeves of Conisbrough, Braithwell and Clifton. Then, Hatfield, the vill and lordship with a third part of the manor, two long chambers, a bakery with other small chambers adjoining, a granary in the site of the manor, with half the long stable, a third of the garden towards the north, next to the bounds there, and of a granary next to the church, that is in the east end; with the park of Hatfield with game, agistment and pannage, with ‘housebot’, ‘haibot’ and ‘fairebot’ in the park. Dowsthorpe, the vill, with all its members, lands and tenements … villeins with their offspring [as above under Conisbrough], with all the fishery of ‘Countesmer’ with a park in ‘Counteyseng’ lying next to Tudworth with free ingress and egress to the fisheries and with sufficient ground to draw and dry their nets and bow(?) (ad tractand’ et siccand’ recia arcumquaque), a third part of the warren and the chase of Hatfield, namely the bailiwick of Clownes with all other profits whatever of the offices of reeves of Hatfield and Dowsthorpe. Similarly Holmfirth, the town and lordship, with all its members, appurtenances and mills, and the wood called ‘Owtwode’ of Wakefield in the west of that wood, with lands, tenements etc. [as above under Conisbrough], and all other profits of the office of reeve of Holmfirth, saving always free ingress and egress to Edward duke of York to the same for cutting, carting and selling the great timber for repairing houses and for large fuel. Also £133 6s.8d. from the grant of £400 yearly from the customs of wool in Kingston upon Hull, and £33 6s.8d. from the grant of £100 from the same customs.
C 137/40, nos.53, 54


PETRONILLA WIDOW OF HUGH MORTYMER
865
1 chamber where the manor formerly was, length 36 feet, width 15 feet; 1 little toft annexed to it, length 14 feet, width 10 feet; 1 close called ‘Home close’, 4 a., annual value 5s.; 1 pasture called ‘Byrches’, 4 a., 4s.; 1 pasture called ‘Westfeldes’, 16 a., 10s.; 1 messuage with garden and 1/2 virgate held by John Hancokes, 3s.; 1 messuage, 1 garden and 1/2 virgate held by Roger Fuller, 3s.; 1 messuage, 1 garden and 1 virgate held by Thomas Piers, 10s.; 1 messuage, 1 garden and 1 virgate held by John Wygan, 5s.; 1 messuage, 1 garden and 1/2 virgate held by John Tandy, 4s.; 1 messuage, 1 garden and 1/2 virgate held by Richard Hulle, 5s.; 1 messuage, 1 garden and 1/2 virgate held by Constance Bacon, 6s.; 1 cottage held by John Webbe, 2s.; 1 cottage and 1/2 virgate held by John Harlewyn … 1 lb. cumin; 1 ruinous cottage and 1 a., nil; 1 cottage and 1/2 virgate held by Walter Tumour, 10d.(?); and 1 fishery opposite the tenement of Hugh Dodmaston and 1 a., nil. Total 59s.10d.
C 137/40 no. 55


ELEANOR WIDOW OF AMERY DE ST. AMAND
866
Site of the manor. Firstly assigned within the site of the manor: 1 barn, 1 … called … with garden, with ingress and egress protected by the common way to the spring within the site. Rents of freemen, villeins and rent-paying cottars: 10s. from William Huntewene senior for his rent and all other services and customs; 16s.11d. from John Oseberne; 13s.8d. from Richard Archer; 13s. from John Martyn; 11s.6 1/2d. from Robert atte Hale; 4s.9 1/2d. from Thomas Boltere beyond 2s.3 1/4d. paid to the king; 14s. from … Cholestre; … 9 1/2d. from Edmund Croy; 12s.6d. from William Longe; 5s.5 1/2d….; 4s.6d. from John Lyncolne; 16 1/4d. from John Buckeby, senior; 19s.10d. from William …; 7 1/4d. from Eleanor Matheu beyond 2s.6 3/4d. paid to the king; and 4s. from various … Total £7 … 1/4d. [22 lines mostly illegible].
C 137/40, no. 57


HUGH DE ANNESLEY KNIGHT
867
Commission to Hugh de Shirley, Thomas Frisby, John Curson, Peter de la Pole and the escheator to enquire what he held in Nottinghamshire. 3 June 1403 [CPR 1401–5 p.278].
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition before Thomas Frysby, John Curson and the escheator. Kingston upon Soar 16 June
He held 1 messuage and 3 1/2 bovates in Ruddington, which were once of Roger Perpointe, and ‘Magotdoghterland’ in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the castle of Castle Donington, parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, by knight service, annual value 13s.4d. He died on 23 Sept. 1401. Hugh de Annesley his son and heir is aged 8 years. John de Clyfton, clerk, has held since he died, title unknown. What lands he held of others is likewise unknown.
C 137/40, no. 58


WILLIAM DE LAWYS
868
ex officio
William de Lawys of North Cowton died about 5 years ago holding 2 messuages and 30 a. arable and meadow in his demesne as of fee in North Cowton, annual value 5s. Thomas his son and heir is an idiot. John de Lawys has held and taken the profits to the date of this inquisition, and is answerable to the king for them.
C 137/40, no. 59


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF NICHOLAS PYCHARD
869
ex officio
She held the manor of Eyston Hall in Belchamp Walter for life by the grant of John de Veer, late earl of Oxford, grandfather of Robert de Veer, duke of Ireland, with reversion to himself and his heirs, annual value 66s.8d. Owing to the death of Elizabeth and the forfeiture of the duke it should belong to the king. She died on 7 May 1395. John Baryngton, John Aylemer and Richard Ferrour have occupied the manor and taken the profits since her death, by the grant of Aubrey de Veer, uncle and heir of Robert.
E 149/81, no. 8


ROBERT DE WHATTON
870
ex officio
He held 1 messuage in Wiverton Hall in his demesne as of fee of the honour of Peverel by a rent of 2s. payable by equal parts at the court of Peverel at Nottingham at Easter and Michaelmas, and by two attendances at that court, annual value 40s. He died about Michaelmas 1398. John de Kneveton and Agnes, formerly wife of Robert, have taken the issues since then. John his son and heir is aged 7 years and more.
E 149/81, no. 12


JOHN CHARNELS
871
John Charnels of Bedworth, esquire, held in his demesne as of fee certain lands and tenements in Pailton, [Warwickshire], and by his charter enfeoffed William Pareys, parson of Widdrington, John de Grenehull of Attleborough and William Clerkes of Green End to them and their heirs. They granted them by charter on 26 April 1386 to John Charnels, Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs and assigns of John, and they were so held until he died. The feodary having heard that John was sole tenant in his demesne as of fee and that he had died without heirs took the premises into the king’s hands. They are held of the king of the duchy of Lancaster.
E 149/82, no. 6


ELIZABETH CHEDDAR
872
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Calne 8 Feb 1403
Elizabeth wife of Richard Chedder is the granddaughter and heir of Robert Cauntelo, formerly husband of Maud Cauntelo, being the daughter of his son Robert.
E 152/391, no. 2


JULIANA CHAUMBERLEYN
873
Writ 8 Nov. 1403.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Babraham 24 Nov
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief 1 messuage and 20 a. 1 1/2 roods in Sawston as a thirtieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 3s.4d. She died on 16 April last. John Prat her son and next heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/41, no. 1
E 149/82, no. 11


THOMAS SOUTHAM
874
Writ, devenerunt, asking what lands he had acquired in Stapenhill and elsewhere. 8 June 1404.
DERBY. Inquisition. Measham 6 Aug
He lately acquired in Stapenhill 34 a. and a parcel of meadow in the fields of Heathcote called ‘Cadlowesyche’, annual value 32s.; 1 messuage, 2 virgates and 1 a. meadow called ‘Kirkemedewe’, annual value 50s.; and 1 messuage and 15 a., annual value 12s. Of whom they are held and by what service is unknown. They came into the hands of the abbot and convent of Burton on Trent and so remain, without royal licence.
C 137/41, no. 2


CHRISTINA WIDOW OF GEOFFREY ALEYNS OF CROMER
875
Writ 3 Feb. 1404.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Thorpe Market 1 July
She held the manor of East Beckham of the king in chief in fee tail as an eighth part of a knight’s fee by the grant of Roger Virly, Simon de Blyklyngge, Peter de Lyngwode and William de Tonne, chaplain of Aylsham, by licence of Edward III [CPR 1350–4, p.486] to Geoffrey and Christina and the heirs of their bodies, with successive remainders to Roger brother of Geoffrey and his heirs, William their brother and his heirs, and the right heirs of Christina, annual value 45s. She held in fee tail 1 messuage, 35 a. and 24s.2d. rent in Shipden, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, of Walter de Walyngton, Simon Felbrygge, knight, John Reynold, John Herdyng and the heirs of Robert Herward, with remainders as above, service unknown, annual value 13s. She died on 8 July 1392, and all should descend to Cecily daughter and heir of Robert Aleyns, son of Roger, because Geoffrey and Christina died without heirs. Cecily was aged 15 on 2 Feb. last and is married to Edward son of Edward Durdaunt of Buckinghamshire. Edward Durdaunt, deceased, Benjamin Everard of Shipden and William Ulp of East Beckham held the premises and took the profits from the death of Christina until 2 Feb. last.
C 137/41, no. 5


ROBERT ROBELL
876
Writ 12 April 1404.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Norwich 15 July
Robert Robell of Great Yarmouth held a quarter of the manor of Hempstead, except 6 1/2 a. which James Jeneye now holds, in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of half a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 23s.3 1/2d. He held 3 a. and half a messuage in Hempstead of the prior of Hickling of his manor of Netherhall by a rent of 2d., annual value 16d. He died on 24 Feb. 1404. Thomas his son and next heir is aged 23 years and more.
C 137/41, no. 7


CONSTANCE WIFE OF JOHN WATIRSHIPE
877
Writ 10 March 1404.
KENT. Inquisition. Canterbury 19 March
As fourth sister and heir of William Cundy of Sandwich Constance took a quarter of £30 rent from the farm of the city of Canterbury to herself and her heirs, granted to Cundy by letters patent of Edward III [CPR 1354–8, p.326], £10 at Easter and £20 at Michaelmas. She died on 26 Feb. last. Joan wife of Thomas Mayhew of Sandwich and Margaret wife of Robert Fygge of the Isle of Thanet are her daughters and next heirs, both aged 24 years and more.
C 137/41, no. 8


ROGER DE BURLETON
878
Writ 20 Oct. 1403.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 19 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 tenement in Leighton of the king in chief in socage, by a rent of 40d. payable by the sheriff by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, annual value 13s.4d. He died on 16 Oct. last. William his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
C 137/41, no. 9
E 149/83, no. 7


STEPHEN BAROWE
879
Writ 19 April 1404.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford 10 May
He held in fee tail of the king in chief 1 messuage, 96 a. arable, 3 a. meadow and 100s. rent in Lower Bullinghope, Clehonger and Hereford as a fifth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 113s.4d. He died on 19 March last. Henry his son and heir is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/41, no. 10
E 149/83, no. 3


WILLIAM SOLERS
880
Writ 28 Sept. 1403.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Campden 8 Oct
He held one quarter of 3 messuages, 2 1/2 virgates and 7 a. meadow in Weston Subedge in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 7s. He died on 21 May last. John his son and heir was aged 13 at Christmas last.
C 137/41, no. 11


KATHERINE ONE OF THE DAUGHTERS AND HEIRS OF THOMAS DE MALTON
881
Writ 8 Feb. 1404.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle 3 April
She held half of a ruinous messuage, 4 waste tofts and 24 bovates of waste land in Great Givendale and of 4 bovates of waste land in Little Givendale of the king in chief by one quarter of the serjeanty of finding a crossbowman in York castle for 40 days when there is war in Yorkshire, annual value 13s.4d. She died on 15 June 1379. Elizabeth wife of Hugh Standyssh, esquire, of Lancashire, aged 60 years and more is her sister and heir because she has no surviving issue. The lands have been in the king’s hands since Katherine’s death.
C 137/41, no. 12, mm. 1, 2


THOMAS DE PLUMLAND
882
Writ 11 May 1404.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle 12 March 1405
The lands named in the last inquisition [the bovates not being described as ‘waste’] with the addition of one quarter of a wood in Great Givendale, and again valued at 13s.4d., came into the king’s hands owing to the death of Katherine de Malton and the minority of Thomas de Plumland her son and heir, and so they remain. He died on 7 Feb. 1379. Elizabeth his aunt, wife of Hugh Standyssh, his heir is aged 60 years and more.
C 137/41, no. 12, mm.3, 4


JOHN SON OF HUGH HASTYNGES, KNIGHT
883
Writ 18 Oct. 1403.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 6 Nov
He held 2 a. in Sutton Scotney in the field called ‘Hentechele’ between the lands formerly of William le White on both sides in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 12d. He died on 31 Aug. 1393. Edward Hastynges is next heir, being the brother of Hugh, esquire, son of Hugh, knight, son of Hugh, knight, younger brother of John. He was aged 21 on 24 May last.
C 137/41, no. 13, mm.3, 4


HUGH HASTYNGES, KNIGHT
884
Writ 18 Oct. 1403.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester With same jurors as last 6 Nov
He held 2 a. in Sutton Scotney [as in last]. He died on 2 Nov. 1396. Edward Hastynges, knight, his brother and heir, was aged 21 on 24 May 1403. The escheators have held the land and taken the profits for the king since the death of Hugh.
C 137/41, no. 13, mm.1, 2


THOMAS DE LANGTON
885
Writ 28 Jan. 1404.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Alford 4 March
He held a fifth part of the lordship and soke of Mumby in his demesne as of fee of Anne late queen of England, of the honour of Richmond by knight service, annual value £14. It was in the queen’s hands owing to his death and the minority of his son John. The queen took the profits from Thomas’s death until her own death. Since then John Bell of Boston has held it by virtue of letters patent of Richard II. He also held in his demesne as of fee the manor and advowson of Langton, of John duke of Lancaster and Thomas earl of Kent by knight service, annual value £10. The duke, the earl and their executors held them until 25 April 1393 owing to the minority of the heir. John his son and next heir was aged 21 on 6 Jan. last.
C 137/41, no. 14


JOHN SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS DE LANGTON
886
Writ for proof of age; his lands being in the custody partly of John Bell of Boston and partly of the executors of John duke of Lancaster and Thomas earl of Kent, they should be warned. 17 March 1404.
[Endorsed] John Bell was warned at Mumby and the executors at Langton, all on 29 March by Thomas Swynshed and Robert Walton
LINCOLN. Proof of age. Partney 8 April
The jurors say that John son of Thomas de Langton, who held in chief of the honour of Richmond, was 21 on 29 Dec. last, having been born at Langton by Sausthorpe and baptised in the church there on 29 Dec. 1381 [sic]. Being separately examined, they say that they know for the reasons given below: John Northorp of Sausthorpe, aged 60 years and more, was in the church at the baptism and says that the name and date of birth were written in a great missal in the church. Walter son of Robert Langton, 44 and more, had a son William born on the next day. Walter Tateshale of Langton, 49 and more, was sent to find John de Marham, chaplain, who was a godfather. Hugh Justice of Sausthorpe, 50, was bailiff of Thomas the father in Langton and accounted for the issues of the manor from Michaelmas before the birth and had an acquittance, by the date of which he knows when John was born. Henry Godeale of Sausthorpe, 48, purchased for himself and his heirs 1 a. in Langton at Easter after the birth and knows by the date of the charter. Henry Cutman, 50, had a daughter married on 1 Nov. following the birth. John Pylett, 44, and Thomas South, 50, were in the church at the baptism with a jug of wine and also with dinner, and John Northorp and John Marham were godfathers, and they and all the other people there ate and drank. Alexander Stacy, 54, and Richard Abott, 50 and more, were witnesses to a charter by which the father bought a messuage for himself and his heirs at Midsummer before the birth, Thomas son of Nicholas de …, 48, and William Gylyott, 42, set out for Lincoln at Michaelmas before the birth, and it rained so heavily and the waters rose so much that they scarcely avoided being drowned.
C 137/45, no. 53


KATHERINE WIDOW OF JOHN SON OF JOHN WARBLETON
887
Writ 12 Feb. 1404.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Basingstoke 15 April
She held 80 a. waste assart in the heath in Hazeley in her demesne as of fee of the king by a rent of 4s.10 3/4d. payable by the sheriff, annual value nil. Jointly enfeoffed with her late husband she held the manor of Sherfield upon Loddon by the gift of John Foxle, knight, made with the king’s licence [CPR 1401–5, p.466] to them for their lives with remainder to Thomas de Warbleton, her husband’s son, and his heirs male. It is held of the king in grand serjeanty by the service of being marshal of the whores, of dismembering evildoers when condemned, and of measuring gallons and bushels in the king’s household, annual value £13 2s.2 1/2d. She also held for life by the gift and grant of Arnold Brocas, clerk, with remainder to the right heirs of her husband: 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Chineham of Thomas de Ponynges, Lord St. John, service unknown, annual value 40s.; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Preston Candover of John de Camoys, service unknown, annual value 20s.; 1 messuage and 60 a. in Basingstoke of the king of the manor of Basingstoke by a rent of 20s. payable to that manor, annual value 10s.; and 1 messuage, 40 a. arable and 4 a. meadow in Stratfield Turgis of Edward Boclond of his manor of Heckfield by a rent of 1d., annual value 10s. Thomas son of John Warbleton had issue William and died. Katherine died on 7 Feb. last. William, son of John, son of Thomas and Katherine, her next heir, is aged 22 years and more.
888
Writ, plenius certiorari, citing an inquisition before Robert Loxle concerning the manor of Warbleton [CIPM XVI, no. 179] and inquiring who were the heirs of John and Alice Warbleton. 3 Dec. 1403.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. East Grinstead 8 Jan 1404
John Warbelton, father of John, and Alice his wife had an heir of their bodies, namely John Warbelton. John the father died. John the son married Katherine daughter of John Foxle, knight. They had issue Thomas. John the son died. Thomas married Joan daughter of John Hay, knight. They had issue William Warbleton, who still lives. Thomas is dead. William son of Thomas is next heir of John, father of John, and Alice, being son of Thomas, son of John, son of John, son of John, father of John and Alice.
889
SURREY. Inquisition. Tandridge 7 Jan 1404
Findings as in last.
C 137/41, no. 15
E 149/83, no. 14


WILLIAM WARBLETON
890
Writ for proof of age; William More who has the wardship of the lands should be warned. 3 Dec. 1403.
HAMPSHIRE. Proof of age of William Warbleton, son of Thomas, son of John, son of John and Alice, and heir of John, father of John, and Alice. Basingstoke 11 Jan 1404
Thomas Coufold, aged 60 years and more, and Thomas Baldok, 52 and more, say that he is 21, having been born at Sherfield upon Loddon on 6 April 1381 and baptised that day in St. Leonard’s church there. They remember because that day they were retained for life by Katherine Warbleton, then lady of Sherfield. William Tighale, 51 and more, and William Burgeys, 49 and more, remember by the date, 5 April, of a bond by which they bound themselves in a sum of money to Katherine Warbleton. John Leche, 45 and more, and Stephen Waspell, 62 and more, were in the church to hear mass and saw the baptism. John Shipver, 48 and more, and Stephen Sherveld, 64 and more, were wrestling together within the site of the manor of Sherfield on that day, and John broke Stephen’s shin. Thomas Gregory, 48 and more, and Thomas Leche, 46 and more, had a dispute and reached agreement by indenture on that day, and know the age of William by the date of the indenture. William Overton, 53 and more, and Robert Many, 61 and more, were at Sherfield that day with several others practising archery beside the churchyard, and the same day dined with Katherine and heard the common talk about the birth and the baptism.
C 137/41, no. 15, mm.7, 8


ROGER DE PYCHEFORD
891
Writ 8 Feb. 1404.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stafford 26 June
He held a quarter of the manor of Blymhill in his demesne as of fee by knight service jointly with Hawise his wife, who survives, of Edmund brother and heir of William earl of Stafford, who is under age in the king’s ward, annual value of the quarter £4. He died on 29 Jan. 1397. William his son and heir is aged 30 years and more. Hawise has held and taken the profits since his death.
C 137/41, no. 16


THOMAS GORGES
892
Writ 20 April 1404.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Titchfield 10 June
He held the manor of Knighton in the Isle of Wight in his demesne as of fee of Edward duke of York of his castle of Carisbrooke by knight service, annual value £20. The island was granted to the duke by Richard II. [CPR 1396–9, p.150]. He died on 15 April last. John his son and heir was aged 6 years on 22 Nov. 1403.
893
Writ 20 April 1404.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 12 May
He held the manor of Braunton Gorges in his demesne as of fee. From it he granted a rent of 20 marks to Elizabeth, widow of his brother Bartholomew, whose heir he was, in dower for life. In return for this she released to him all the rights and claims she had in his lands throughout England. He also granted 40s. rent for life from the manor to John Copleston. Later he enfeoffed Thomas Beauchamp, knight, John Manyngforde, Richard Sutton, Robert Veel and their heirs and assigns. It is held of the king in socage by the service of rendering a barbed arrow whenever and as often as the king hunts in the forest of Exmoor; annual value beyond the rents £10 7s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
894
Writ 20 April 1404.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 24 May
He held in his demesne in fee tail to himself and his heirs male by the gift of Walter Waleys: Sturminster Marshall, a quarter of the manor and the advowson. Long before he died, by his deed dated 7 Jan. 1403 he granted the quarter manor, but not the advowson, to Robert Grey, John Fauntleroy, junior, Edmund Elyot, clerk, and Robert Veel, describing it as his manor of Sturminster Marshall, to hold for their lives, by a rent of a rose at Midsummer for 3 years, and after 3 years, if they wished to retain it, by a rent of £40 payable by equal parts at the four principal terms. If the rent were wholly or partly in arrears for 15 days he might re-enter and hold it. He bound himself and his heirs in warranty to the feoffees. The manor and advowson are held of the king in socage by the service of rendering a pair of gilt spurs or 6d. whenever the king comes to the forest of Purbeck; annual value 20 marks. Upper Kingcombe, 1 messuage, 4 carucates, 7 a. meadow and 2 a. wood. By his charter dated 2 June 1401 and shown to the jurors he granted and confirmed these premises described as all his lands, tenements, meadows, feedings, pastures, moors, woods, rents and services in Upper Kingcombe to Robert Veel for life, on condition that he paid Thomas, his heirs and assigns a rent of 26s.8d. during the life of John Sparwe and 13s.4d. yearly to the same John Sparwe, who still lives, to be held of the king as he himself had held it. So Robert Veel was seised of it. By another charter dated 20 Dec. 1402 likewise shown to the jurors, reciting this grant and confirmation, Robert Veel regranted all the premises to Thomas and paid a certain sum of money, and Thomas again granted and confirmed them to Robert Veel for his life and one year more, paying to Thomas and his heirs a rent of a rose at Midsummer … during his life 13s.4d. for all services. Thomas bound himself and his heirs to warranty to Robert Veel, who was then seised of the premises. They are held of the heirs of Guy de Briene, knight, as of his manor of ‘Ray…’, service unknown, annual value 40s. Bridport, 1 messuage called ‘la Glebe’ and the advowson. Long before he died he granted this messuage to John Hayward alias Saymour for life, by his charter shown to the jurors, for a rent of 1 belt (cingulum) or 2d. to him and his heirs at Midsummer. [They are held of the king in socage deleted], annual value 4s. Date of death and heir as above.
895
Writ 20 April 1404.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells 13 May
He held the manor of Wraxhall with its members of Flax Bourton and Nailsea in his demesne as of fee. Long before his death he enfeoffed Thomas Beauchampe, knight, John Copelston, Richard Sutton, Robert Veel, their heirs and assigns, on condition that they should re-enfeoff him, Agnes his wife, who is still alive, and his heirs male, but they held it and made no re-enfeoffment. The manor is held of the earl of Devon by knight service, annual value £60. He died on 16 April. John his son and heir was aged 7 years on 11 May last.
C 137/41, no. 17
E 149/83, no. 13


WILLIAM SON AND HEIR OF HENRY DE HETON, KNIGHT
896
12 Feb. 1404.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Morpeth 26 March
Henry de Heton, knight, held half the vill of Hartley, a place called Brierdene, the castle and manor of Chillingham, and 1 husbandland in Doxford. Owing to his death and the minority of William his son and heir, the half vill and place being held of the king in chief, all were taken into the king’s hands and so remain. William the son died under age. The half and place are worth 20 marks yearly. Chillingham is held of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, by knight service, annual value these days 20 marks. The husbandland is held of Richard de Arundell, knight, in socage, annual value 12s. William the son died on 27 Sept. 1401. Joan, aged 15 years and more, and married to Robert de Rotherford, Elizabeth, aged 12 years and more, and Margaret, 9 years and more, are the daughters of Henry de Heton, and sisters and next heirs of William.
C 137/41, no. 18


JOHN DODYNGSELLES, KNIGHT
897
Writ 6 Jan. 1404.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 19 Jan
He held in his demesne as of fee 8 messuages and 8 virgates in Morcott, annual value 4 marks; and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Barrowden, annual value 26s.8d.; of whom and by what service is unknown. He died on 4 Dec. 1403. Edward his son and heir was aged 14 on 4 March 1403.
898
Writ 6 Jan. 1404.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Southam 24 Jan
He held the manor of Long Itchington in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 35 marks 10s. Date of death and heir as above.
899
Writ 6 Jan. 1404.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Epperstone 24 Jan
He held the manor of Epperstone in his demesne as of fee of Thomas Chaworth, knight, by suit of court at the castle of Tickhill and payment of 3s. yearly of common farm and ‘Shyreftothe’, annual value £6 10s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
900
Writ 6 Jan. 1404.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Hitchin 31 Jan
He held half the manor of Pirton called Oddingselles in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £20. Date of death and heir as above.
901
Writ 6 Jan. 1404.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Burford 24 Jan
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Broadwell of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks; and 5 virgates in Great Rollright of Hugh Lord Burnell, service unknown, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
902
Writ, for fees, 24 Feb. 1404.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Long Itchington 24 Sept
He held the following of his manor of Long Itchington: Maxstoke, the castle and manor, held of him by John Russell, knight, and Elizabeth his wife in right of Elizabeth for her life, with reversion to William de Clynton, knight, as one fee, annual value 40 marks. Solihull, half the manor and lordship with a third part of the liberty of the lordship and the whole advowson, held by Sibyl widow of Hugh le Despenser, knight, for life, with reversion to Edward Boteller, knight, and Anne his wife in right of Anne, as half a fee, annual value 40 marks; the other half of the manor and lordship with a third part of the liberty, held by John Dencourt, Lord Deincourt, in right of his wife as half a fee, annual value £22. Stoneythorpe, the manor, held by William Hore by knight service, 10 marks. Slowley and Arley, the manors, held by Ralph Racheford, knight, as one fee, 40 marks. Bascote, the manor, held by Thomas Seyvyll by knight service, 18 marks 6s.8d. Stockton, the manor, held by Thomas ap Gryffyth as one fee, £20. Solihull, 100s. rent and a third part of the liberty, held by William de Clynton, knight, by knight service, amount unknown. Collyweston in Northamptonshire, the manor, held by Edward Boteller, knight, and Anne his wife in her right as one fee, 40 marks. Long Itchington, lands and tenements, held by Guy Breton as half a fee, 100s.; and various lands, held by the prior of Maxstoke as a quarter fee, 5 marks. Edward his son and next heir was aged 11 and no more on 17 Feb. 1404.
Writ to Thomas Frysby to receive the attorneys of Mary widow of John Dodyngselles to seek reasonable dower, and send in their names, 16 Feb. 1404.
[Endorsed] He had received Nicholas Dene and Thomas Throp as attorneys of Mary and executed the writ.
C 137/42, no. 19
E 149/83, no. 2
E 152/395, no. 1


CLARICE YORKE, FORMERLY WIFE OF RICHARD WYNDESORE
903
Writ 12 April 1404.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Abingdon 22 May
She held for life of the king in chief by knight service 1 ruinous messuage, 2 carucates, 10 a. meadow and 5s. rent in West Hagbourne of the inheritance of Richard son of Brian de Wyndesore, with reversion to him, annual value 5 marks. She died on 22 April last [sic]. Richard son of Brian, her next heir, is aged 5 years and more. She also held jointly with John Yorke, her son, to him and his heirs, 5 messuages, 80 a. arable and 4 a. meadow in the same place of Richard son of Brian by knight service, annual value 20s. John her son is aged 24 years and more.
C 137/42, no. 20
E 152/395, no. 2


JOAN WIDOW OF WILLIAM BARON GREYSTOKE
904
Writ 20 Sept. 1403.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Appleby 15 Oct
She held in dower from all the lands of William Baron Greystoke, of the inheritance of Ralph Baron Greystoke, knight, son and heir of William, the advowson of Dufton taxed according to the new tax at 6s. yearly. It is held of the Lord Clifford in chief as parcel of the manor of Dufton by homage and fealty. She died on 1 Sept. last. Ralph her son and heir is aged 40 years and more.
905
Writ 20 Sept. 1403.
YORK. Inquisition. Malton 7 Oct
She held in dower of the inheritance of Ralph Baron Greystoke, knight: Nidd, 8 messuages and 8 bovates, annual value 53s.4d.; 2 a., 12d.; and a third part of a mill, 6s.8d.; all of the archbishop of York of his manor of Ripon by fealty. Welbury by East Harlsey, the manor, of Walter Lord Fauconberg of his manor of Skelton in Cleveland, annual value £10, and he holds of the king in chief. Butterwick in Grindalythe, the manor, with its members in Sherburn, Hertfordlythe, Boythorpe, Flixton, Folkton and Flotmanby, with the advowson of Folkton, of Peter de Malo Lacu of his manor of Bainton by knight service, and he holds of the king in chief, annual value £9. Crossthwaite in Teesdale, the manor, of Henry Fitzhugh, knight, of his manor of Kirby Ravensworth, by a rent of 4s., annual value £6. Fitzhugh holds it of the earl of Richmond of the honour of Richmond, and the earl of the king in chief. Scagglethorpe, £4 2s.6d. in rents, of Ralph Hastyngs, knight, of his manor of Slingsby, and he holds of Lord de Moubray of his manor of Hovingham by knight service, and Moubray of the king in chief. Date of death and heir, as aged 46 years and more, as above.
906
Writ 20 Sept. 1403.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Morpeth 9 Oct
She held in dower of the inheritance of Ralph Baron Greystoke Morpeth castle and manor, with the advowsons of Morpeth and of the hospital of St. Mary Magdalen there called Catchburne ‘spitell’; 5 husbandlands and 5 cottages in Horsley; half of the demesne lands and of 4 husbandlands and 4 cottages in Tranwell; a third part of half the demesne arable and meadow, husbandlands and cottages in Long Benton; and a rent of 17s.4d. in Killingworth, payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas; all of which William Baron Greystoke died seised of to himself and his heirs. There is a weekly market on Wednesdays at Morpeth and a fair at St. Mary Magdalen without tolls. All are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20 and no more because of destruction and burning by the Scots. She also held of the king in chief by knight service of the same inheritance by the grant of Robert Herle, knight, to William and herself and the heirs of William: Benridge, the manor, annual value 60s. Outchester, Benwell, Eachwick, East Heddon, Heddon on the Wall and Middleton Morel, 2 1/2 knight’s fees, and half the manor of Angerton, annual value £10 and no more for the same reason. Date of death and heir, aged 46 years and more, as above.
907
Writ 20 Sept. 1403.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Penrith 16 Oct
She held nothing in Cumberland. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
C 137/42, no. 21
E 149/82, no. 13
E 152/380, no. 1


ROBERT GOUSHILL, KNIGHT
908
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Bramber 4 Oct
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife, from the lands of Thomas duke of Norfolk, her former husband, all of the king in chief, services unknown: Knepp, the manor, annual value £7 17s. Shoreham, the borough, £17. Findon, the manor, £30. West Grinstead, the manor, £10. Southease, meadow, 33s.4d. Washington, assize rent of 20s. from Robert Peter. Lower Beeding, assize rents of 6d. from Robert Maynard from the manor, and 7s. from John Wylman. Bramber, assize rent of 12d. from Thomas Palmer. West Grinstead and Burbeach, the hundreds, and Wyndham and Fishergate, the half hundreds, annual values unknown. He died on 20 [recte 21] July. Joan and Elizabeth his daughters and heirs are aged 2 years and more and 1 year and more.
909
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 24 Oct
He held 10 marks rent from Nottingham castle in dower of Elizabeth his wife, from the annuity of £20 of her former husband, Thomas duke of Norfolk, according to the law and custom of England. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
910
DERBY. Inquisition. Bretby 23 Oct 1403
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife from the lands of Thomas duke of Norfolk, her late husband, with reversion to Thomas his son, of whom is unknown: Bretby, the castle and manor, annual value £25. Rosliston and Coton in the Elms, the manors, annual value £28 10s.7d. Repton, Linton, Milton, Willington, Ashbourne and ‘Howes’, 12 messuages, 14 bovates and £10 rent, annual value £14 10d. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
911
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 4 Oct
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife, of the king in chief as parcel of the barony of Bedford: Haynes, the manor and a third part of the park of the manor, service unknown, annual value £10. Stotfold, the manor, service unknown, annual value £16. Date of death, 21 July, and heirs as above.
912
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Wing 13 Oct 1403
He held the manors of Penn, Linslade and Southcott in the dower of Elizabeth his wife, Linslade and Southcott of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 100s., Penn, annual value £10. He also held the manor of Wing in right of Elizabeth because Richard earl of Arundel gave it to Thomas duke of Norfolk, Elizabeth then his wife and the heirs of their bodies. Of whom it is held and by what service is unknown. Date of death, 21 July, and heirs as above.
913
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Huntingdon 19 Jan 1404
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife a third part of the manor of Alconbury, of whom is unknown, annual value of the third part £17 15s.7d. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
914
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 8 Oct 1403
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife, of whom is unknown: Kennett and Kentford, the manor, annual value 20 marks. Cherry Hinton, a third part of the manor, £10 4s.5d. Ickleton, 6s.8d. rent. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
915
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Gainsborough 17 Oct
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife, of whom is unknown, a third part of the manor of Epworth, annual value of the third, £50. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
916
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Hallaton 22 Oct
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife: Witherley, the manor, of whom is unknown, annual value £10. Goscote, the hundred, of the king in chief, 40s. Melton Mowbray, a third part of the manor, of whom is unknown, annual value 10 marks, 10s.6d. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
917
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coventry 13 Oct
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife a third part of the manors of Kineton and Caludon, of whom is unknown, annual value together, £10. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
918
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Saffron Walden 23 Oct
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife, of whom is unknown: Chesterford, the manor, annual value £30. Dovercourt with Harwich, a third part of the manor, £9 11s.2d. Romford, the manor, £10. He also held in right of Elizabeth, who held jointly with Thomas duke of Norfolk, her former husband, the manor of Prittlewell, of whom is unknown, annual value 24 marks. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
919
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Hertford 20 Oct 1403
He held nothing in Hertfordshire. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
920
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 13 Sept
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife a third part of a toft and of two virgates in Alesthorp by Burley, of Robert de Plesyngton, lord of Burley, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d. Date of death, 21 July, and heirs as above.
921
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Chipping Warden 17 Sept 1403
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife: Chalcombe, a third part of the manor, of the bishop of Lincoln of his castle of Banbury, service unknown, annual value of the third part beyond ancient annuities 6s.8d. Northampton, 8s. rent from various tenements held of the king in burgage. Date of death, 21 July, and heirs as above.
922
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Kenninghall 6 Sept
He held the manor of Kenninghall with the hundred of Guiltcross in right of Elizabeth duchess of Norfolk his wife, who held it jointly with John [recte William] Mountegu, her former [i.e. first] husband, by the gift of William Mountegu, earl of Salisbury, to John [recte William] and Elizabeth and their heirs male. Elizabeth widow of the earl of Salisbury holds a third part in dower. It is held of the king in chief by a rent of 40d. blanch farm of the castle of Norwich, annual value £40 4d. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
923
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Earl Soham 7 Sept 1403
He held in the dower of Elizabeth his wife, assigned to her in chancery, of the king in chief, services unknown: Walton, a third part of the manor, the annual value of the whole manor being £80 17s.4d. Earl Soham, the manor, annual value £28. Bungay, the manor and borough, £70 5s.1d. Earl Stonham, the manor, £46 17s.4 1/2d. Dunningworth, the manor, £16. Kelsale, the manor, £60. Peasenhall, the manor, £18. Staverton, the manor, £36 16s.3 1/4d. Hollesley, the manor, £40 17s.7d. Hoo, the manor, with the hundred of Loes, £33 1s.1/4d. Cratfield, Stow Park and Berwick, £6 in rents. Kennett and Kentford, 72 a. arable and 8 a. meadow called ‘Londmedwe’, part of the manor, which is partly in Cambridgeshire, the arable at 2d. the a. and no more because stony and sandy, the meadow 2s. the a. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
924
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
YORK. Inquisition. Thirsk 24 Oct
He held a third part of the manors of Thirsk, Hovingham and Kirkby Malzeard in the dower of Elizabeth his wife, of whom is unknown, annual value £36. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
925
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 15 Oct
He held a third part of the castle of Swansea, of the lordship and manor of Kilvey and of the lordship of Gower in the dower of Elizabeth his wife, of whom is unknown, annual value together 200 marks. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
926
Writ 6 Aug. 1403.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth 4 Oct
He held the manors of Stottesdon, annual value £20, and Kingswood, annual value 100s., in the dower of Elizabeth his wife, how and of whom is unknown. Date of death, 20 July, and heirs as above.
C 137/42, no. 22
E 149/80, no. 2
E 152/380, no. 2, 382, 389, no. 5


JOHN ROSSALE
927
Writ 21 Dec. 1403.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 31 Dec
He held in his demesne in fee tail jointly with Eleanor his wife, who survives him, by the grant of William Walleford and William Russell, chaplains, to them and their heirs, half the manors of Rossall, Yagdon and Sleap by Bilmarsh with the advowson of the free chapel of Rossall, together with the reversion of the other halves of the manors which Beatrice his mother holds. They are held of Thomas earl of Arundel by knight service; annual values of the halves, Rossall 6 marks, Yagdon 20s., Sleap 13s.4d. He died on 21 July last. Eleanor formerly the wife of Nicholas Dagworth, knight, and Alice wife of John Inggelfeld, his sisters and next heirs, are aged 26 and 22 years.
C 137/42, no. 23


JOAN WIFE OF WILLIAM HORNEBYE AND WIDOW OF EDWARD DE STOCKE
928
Writ 22 Feb. 1404.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 28 Feb
John de Nubury, chaplain, Adam Blake, chaplain, and Thomas Hungerford, citizen and merchant of Salisbury, by their charter with royal licence [CPR 1354–8, pp.308–9] granted the manor of Rushall with the advowson to Edward de Stocke and Joan, then his wife, and the heirs of the body of Edward, with successive remainders to Thomas son of Walter de Hungerford and the heirs of Thomas, William de Lucy, knight, and his heirs, Edmund brother of William de Lucy and his heirs, Thomas de Stocke and his heirs, and the right heirs of Edward. Edward de Stocke died without heirs. Joan then held it for life, of the king as one quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks. She died on 18 Feb. last. Thomas son of Walter de Hungerford is dead. It should remain to Walter Hungerford, knight, son and heir of Thomas son of Walter, aged 25 years and more.
C 137/42, no. 24
E 152/397


ROGER LESCROPE, KNIGHT
929
Writ 16 Dec. 1403.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Melton Mowbray 1 July 1404
He held in his demesne as of fee jointly with Margaret his wife the manors of Edmondthorpe and Wymondham, with 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Barkestone, by the grant of John de Gunwardby and Benet de Goteham, clerk, by a fine of 1386 [CP 25(1) 289/54, no. 150] to them and their heirs with remainder to the right heirs of Margaret. Edmondthorpe is held of the king of the honour of Leicester by knight service, annual value 100s.; Wymondham is similarly held, annual value £4; the messuage and carucate are held of William Lord de Roos, service unknown, annual value 20s. He also held in his demesne as of fee 9s.3d. rent in Medbourn with the advowson, of the king in chief by a rent of 2d. payable by the sheriff at the exchequer at Easter, annual value of the advowson 20 marks. He died on 3 Dec. 1403. Richard his son and next heir was aged 10 years on 31 May last.
930
Writ 14 March 1404.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. High Wycombe 15 April
Richard Lescrope, knight, held the manor of Hambleden with the advowson for the life of Juliana wife of Stephen Spore and 1 year more with reversion to John de Gunwardby and Benet de Gotham, clerk, and the heirs of John. They granted the reversion to Roger Lescrope and Margaret his wife, their heirs and the right heirs of Margaret by a fine [as above, no. 929]. Richard released his rights to them and they entered and so held them until Roger died. They are held of William earl of Salisbury of the honour of Christchurch, service unknown; annual values, manor £40, advowson £20. Date of death and heir, aged 9 years on 31 May, as above.
931
Writ 16 Dec. 1403.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle 5 Aug 1404
He held in his demesne as of fee: Caldwell, the manor, of the earl of Richmond by knight service, annual value £8. Croft and Bolton upon Swale, the manors, of the same earl, annual values 100s. and 40s. Uckerby, the manor of Lord Deincourt and Henry de Hedelame, annual value 60s. Ellerton on Swale, the manor, of the lord of Richmond castle, service unknown, annual value £20. Kirkby Fleetham, the manor, of the earl of Richmond, service unknown, annual value £7. Great Fencote, the manor, of Henry Fitzhugh, service unknown, annual value £10. Low Bolton in Wensleydale, the manor, of the lord of Richmond castle, service unknown, annual value £20. West Bolton in Wensleydale, the manor, of Ralph earl of Westmorland, service unknown, annual value 100s. Redmire and Preston under Scar, half the manors, of the earl of Richmond and Henry Fitzhugh respectively, services unknown, annual values 100s. and £6. Brettanby, Jolby, Wensley and Sutton Howgrave, the manors, of the earl of Richmond, services unknown, annual values, 113s.4d., 10s., £10 and 100s. Dishforth, the manor, of Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, service unknown, annual value 40s. West Burton and Walden, 1 1/2 carucates, and Aysgarth, 1 carucate, of Thomas Mounford, services unknown, annual value 100s. Richmond, a free rent of £7 13s.4d., 3 messuages, 4 tofts, 3 shops and 40 a., of the earl of Richmond, service unknown, annual value £9. Hudswell, 2 small closes and 3 a., of the abbot of St. Agatha’s, service unknown, annual value 8s. Bellerby, 2 messuages, 2 cottages, 6 bovates and 20 a. meadow, of Stephen Lescrope, lord of Masham, service unknown, annual value 10s. Date of death and heir, aged 10 years on 31 May, as above.
932
Writ 16 Dec. 1403.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Sawbridgeworth 26 June 1404
He held nothing in Hertfordshire. Date of death and heir, aged 10 years on 31 May, as above.
C 137/43, no. 25
E 149/82, no. 10


JOHN TREYGOS
933
Writ 8 Sept. 1404.
KENT. Inquisition. West Malling 10 March 1405
Long before he died he granted the manor of Boxley by his deed to Nicholas de Carreu, John Asshurst and John Blachemerden, clerk, their heirs and assigns. They still hold it in peaceful seisin, and he only had it by their licence and at their will. He died on 24 Aug. last. Thomas Leukenore is next heir of blood, being the son of Roger Leukenore, son of Joan, daughter of Margaret Doyle, sister of Henry Treygos, father of John. He is aged 12 years and more, and by right of inheritance the manor would descend to him.
934
Writ 8 Sept. 1404.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Angmering 3 Jan 1405
Long before he died he recognised by a fine [CP 25(1) 240/80, no. 13] that the manors of Goring, Preston, Dedisham, Barkham, Parham, Walderton, Wiggenholt, Greatham and Cootham were the right of Nicholas de Carreu, John Estephenes, Thomas Harlyng, clerk, William Pymour, clerk, Thomas Suthtoune, clerk, Thomas Lyttewynne and the heirs of Thomas Lyttewynne. Thomas Lyttewynne by his deed released his rights to the others. William Pymour died. The survivors assigned to Alice widow of Edward Tregos the manors of Preston, Barkham, Wiggenholt and Parham, and 20s. rent from Goring, for life in dower; and she was given seisin by Thomas Asshehurst in accordance with their letters to him [CCR 1399–1402, p.298]. So she has held these manors until the present time. John Tregos after this assignment and livery of seisin to Alice, by the licence and will of Nicholas Carreu, John Estephenes, Thomas Harlyng and Thomas Suthtoune, entered the manors of Goring, Dedisham, Greatham, Walderton and Cootham, the possession of which they confirmed by their deed to John Tregos, his heirs and assigns. Afterwards by his deed John Tregos granted to Nicholas de Carreu, John Asshurst and John Black the manors of Goring, Dedisham, Greatham, and Walderton and certain lands and tenements … by the name of ‘Wyntric’ with their appurtenances to them, their heirs and assigns. So they were seised of them and still hold in peaceful seisin, without … John Tregos … [several lines illegible]. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/43, no. 26


JOHN SON OF ROGER LESTRAUNGE OF KNOCKIN
935
He held nothing in his demesne as of fee beyond that which appears in the inquisition taken under Richard II. [CIPM XVII, no. 1098]. John Keresley held for life by the grant of Roger Lestraunge 12 cottages in an alley next to Holborn bridge in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, to the east of a garden of Christina widow of Stephen Pulham. They are held of the king in free burgage as all London is, annual value 6s.8d. After the death of John Keresley they should revert to Roger Lestraunge as son and heir of John son of Roger. John Keresley died on 30 Jan. 1403. Richard son of John son of Roger is heir.
E 152/383, no. 3


MAUD WIDOW OF JOHN SON OF ROGER LESTRAUNGE OF KNOCKIN
936
Writ 10 Oct. 1403.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Bicester 21 Dec
She held the manor of Bicester with the advowson of the priory for life jointly with John her late husband, of the prince [of Wales] of his honour of Wallingford by knight service, by the grant of Richard Edevenet, Richard Wythyford and John Bannebury, clerks, to them and the heirs and assigns of John; annual value £10. She died on 20 Sept. 1400. Richard son and next heir of both John and Maud is aged 21 years and more. Since the death of Maud, Nicholas Hauberk, knight, has occupied the manor with the advowson of the priory, and still holds and takes the profits, title unknown.
937
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Hungerford 28 Jan 1404
Roger Lestraunge of Knockin held the manor of Avington in his demesne as of fee, and granted it to John Lestraunge and Maud and the heirs of their bodies [licence, CPR 1370–4, p.187]. She died seised of it, of the king in chief as a sixth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. Date of death, heir and tenure by Nicholas Hauberk as above.
938
Writ 10 Oct. 1403.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Charterhouse 7 May 1404
She held the manors of Colham and Uxbridge for life jointly with John her late husband, of the prince [of Wales] of his honour of Wallingford by knight service, by the grant of Richard Edevenet, Richard Wythyford and John Bannebury, clerks, to them and the heirs and assigns of John; annual value £40. Date of death, heir, and tenure by Nicholas Hauberk as above.
939
Writ 10 Oct. 1403.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Oundle 14 Jan 1404
Roger Lestraunge of Knockin, knight, held the manor of Wadenhoe and granted it to John and Maud and the heirs of their bodies. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20. Date of death, heir, and tenure by Nicholas Hauberk as above.
940
Writ 10 Oct. 1403.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Amersham 10 June 1404
She held 2 watermills under one roof in Denham for life jointly with John her late husband, by the grant of Richard Edvenet, Richard Withiford and John Bannebury, clerks, to them and the heirs and assigns of John. They are held of the abbot of Westminster by the rent of a red rose at Midsummer, annual value 60s. Date of death, heir, and tenure by Nicholas Hauberk as above.
941
Writ 10 Oct. 1403.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 19 June 1404
She held the manor and advowson of Milton for life jointly with John her late husband, of the bishop of Ely by the rent of a pair of gilt spurs, price 6d., or 6d., by the grant of Richard Edvenet, Richard Wythyford and John Bannebury, clerks, to them and the heirs and assigns of John; annual value £45. Date of death, heir, and tenure by Nicholas Hauberk as above.
942
Writ 10 Oct. 1403.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stafford 24 Jan 1404
She held the manor of Shenstone for life jointly with John her late husband, of Robert Plessy, knight, service unknown, by the grant of Robert de Kendale, William Wolascote and John de Longeforde to them and the heirs and assigns of John; annual value £40. Date of death, heir, and tenure by Nicholas Hauberk as above.
943
Writ 10 Oct. 1403.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 20 Dec
She held in her demesne as of fee jointly with John her late husband, of the earl of Arundel, services unknown: Myddle, the manor, by the grant of Philip de la Lee, parson of Myddle, Roger Hampton, vicar of Ellesmere, and Richard Edevenet, parson of Llanymynech, to them and the heirs of their bodies; annual value £6 13s.4d. and no more because almost wasted by the Welsh rebels. Knockin, the castle and lordship, by the grant of the same, annual value 100s. and no more for the same reason. Hardwick and Marton, the manors, by the grant of Richard de Whithiford, chaplain, annual value £4 and no more for the same reason. Date of death, heir, and tenure by Nicholas Hauberk as above.
C 137/43, no. 27


RICHARD SON AND HEIR OF JOHN LESTRAUNGE
944
Writ for proof of age, ordering that Nicholas Haweberk who had custody of the lands should be warned. 8 Aug. 1404.
[Endorsed] He was warned by John Pichard and William Hamme.
LONDON. Proof of age. Guildhall 16 Aug
Richard, son and heir of John, son of Roger Lestraunge of Knockin, was born in London in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Less in Broad Street ward and baptised in that church on 1 Aug. 1381 [sic] and so was aged 22 on 1 Aug. last. Geoffrey Creek, aged 60, was in the church and saw Richard earl of Arundel acting as godfather. Thomas Whyte, 45, was also there and saw William de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, as the other godfather. John Goldesburgh, 46, saw Elizabeth le Despenser, the godmother, there. Henry Anketill, 44, says that Katherine atte Hull, who was staying in a house of his, was a matron of Maud, Richard’s mother, and told him of the birth. Nicholas Luffenham, 50, saw Nicholas Bleseworth, then an esquire of John son of Roger, carrying a torch before Richard to the church. John Cole, 44, saw Beatrice atte Lee carrying a bowl of water before Richard to the church for the baptism. William Weston, 43, had a son called Geoffrey who was baptised then. William Rybode, 48, met John Bereford, an esquire of Maud, going to Elizabeth to ask her to be a godmother. Roger Hillom, 60, was present in the church and saw him having 4 godfathers and 2 godmothers whence there was a multiplicity of promises. John Staunton, 56, saw Richard earl of Arundel on that day after the baptism making a gift to Richard. John Wolverlee, 70, was an esquire of the earl of Salisbury, and brought Richard that day … as a gift from the earl. Walter Banham, 42, saw Elizabeth le Despenser on that day …
C 137/45, no. 49


ELIZABETH WIFE OF ROBERT DE WYLUGHBY, KNIGHT
945
Writ 20 Dec. 1403.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. St Albans 26 Dec
She held in her demesne as of fee 40 a. arable and 6 a. wood in Flaunden, annual value 10s., and 4s. rent of free tenants there payable by equal parts at the four terms, all of the honour of Wallingford, service unknown. She died on 5 Nov. 1395. Robert her husband held the lands by the courtesy of England, and after he died they were taken into the king’s hands owing to the minority of John Nevell, her son and heir. He is next heir and aged 21 years and more.
946
Writ 20 Dec. 1403.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 28 Dec
She held in her demesne as of fee: Dilwick, the manor, annual value 20 marks, and the park there, annual value nil because she granted an annual fee of £4 to Gilbert Drye, the parker, for life. Wootton, the manor, annual value 12 marks. Renhold, the manor, with the wood of Cardington, annual value 33 marks. Potton, certain lands and tenements called Potton Burdetts held by various tenants, annual value 5 marks. Stratton, £10 rent from the manor payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Bedford, perquisites of the court held every 3 weeks, annual value 10s. Bromham, rent of 26s.8d. from various tenants. All were held in chief of Richard II of the barony of Bedford, except the lands in Potton which are held of the earl of Pembroke of the honour of Huntingdon, service unknown. Date of death, tenure by Robert, and heir as above.
947
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Chesham 27 Dec 1403
She held in her demesne as of fee of Henry prince of Wales of the honour of Wallingford, services unknown: Latimer, the manor, annual value £16 13s.4d. North Crawley, view of frankpledge held once yearly after Michaelmas, annual value 20d. Broughton, view of frankpledge, annual value 2s. Date of death, tenure by Robert, and heir as above.
948
Writ 20 Dec. 1403.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Wellingborough 29 Dec
She held in her demesne as of fee: Corby, the manor and advowson, 40s. rent in East Carlton with the advowson, and the hundred of Corby, of the king in chief by a rent of £10 8s. payable at the exchequer by the sheriff, annual value beyond the rent 10 marks 6s.8d. Bozeat, the manor, of Reynold Grey of Ruthin, knight, service unknown, annual value £8. Burton Latimer by Finedon, the manor and advowson, of William Latymer, knight, by a rent of 1 oz. of silk, annual value £6. Northampton, a garden called ‘Latymersplace’, of the king in burgage by a rent of 7s. payable to the bailiffs of the town, annual value 4s. Date of death, tenure by Robert, and heir as above.
949
Writ 20 Dec. 1403.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Swaton 28 Dec
She held the manor of Helpringham called Thorpe Latimer with Bicker hamlet in her demesne as of fee of Henry Lord Beaumont, the heir of the lord of Kyme, Thomas Lord Bardolf and William Lord Willoughby, service unknown, annual value £27. She granted the manor of Scredington to William Pylett to hold for life and one year more at a rent of £8, which rent she held. The manor is held of William Dysny, service unknown, annual value £8. Afterwards she married Robert de Wilughby and had issue Margaret. Date of death, tenure by Robert, and heir as above.
C 137/43, no. 28
E 149/82, no. 8


DENISE WIDOW OF ROBERT DE STODHOWE
950
Writ, plura, 5 May 1404.
YORK. Inquisition. Northallerton 20 May
She held nothing beyond what was stated in an inquisition taken after her death and returned to the chancery [CIPM XVI, no. 927], except the advowson of a chantry in Pocklington held of the earl of Northumberland in socage, annual value nil. Robert de Stodhowe, her next heir, son of Robert her son, is aged 21 years and more.
C 137/43, no. 29, mm.3, 4


ROBERT DE STODHOWE
951
Writ 5 May 1404.
YORK. Inquisition. Northallerton 20 May
Robert de Stodhowe, son of Denise widow of Robert de Stodhowe, held in his demesne in fee tail jointly with Elizabeth his wife: Yapham, 4 bovates, granted to him by Denise on his marriage to Elizabeth, as being worth a rent of 20s., annual value 12s.4d. Wombwell, 3 messuages, 2 1/2 bovates and 11s. rent, of John Anneslay, knight, in socage, annual value 40s. Studdah, the manor of Stephen Lescrop in socage, annual value 40s. Hudswell in Richmondshire, 1 cottage and 60 a., of the abbot of St. Agatha’s in socage, annual value 17s. Birdsall, half a carucate, of whom is unknown, annual value 7s. Harmby, a strip, of Richard Lescrop, knight, in socage, annual value 7s. The 4 bovates in Yapham are part of 8 bovates there taken into the king’s hands on the death of Denise owing to the minority of Robert son of Robert. They were granted to Henry Percy, son of the earl of Northumberland, to hold from the death of Denise to the full age of Robert, together with his marriage for a certain yearly farm. Elizabeth held the 4 bovates from the death of Robert her husband until they were demised to Henry Percy, and took the profits, and she is answerable for them to the king. On the death of Henry Percy they were taken into the king’s hands by Thomas Egmanton, late escheator, and so they remain. Robert de Stodhowe, son of Denise, died about 23 Nov. 1383. Robert his son and heir is aged 21 years and more.
952
Writ, melius sciri, as it was not stated how he was heir to Denise. 5 May 1404.
YORK. Inquisition. Northallerton 20 May
Robert son of Robert, son of Robert de Stodhowe, late husband of Denise, is her next heir, namely the son of Robert her son.
C 137/43, no. 29, mm.1, 2, 5, 6


ROBERT SON OF ROBERT DE STODHOWE
953
Writ for proof of age, 3 June 1404.
John Clervaux, 52 years and more, says that Robert de Stodhowe, son of Robert, son of Denise, wife of Robert de Stodhowe, was born at Croft and baptised in the church there on 5 April 1381 [sic 4 Richard II; probably 1383, 6 Richard II]. He remembers because on that day he was retained with the bishop of Norwich to accompany him on his voyage to Flanders. Robert son of Robert Thorpe, 43 and more, was chamberlain of John Clervaux, Robert’s grandfather, in whose house at Croft Robert was born. Richard de Dele, 60 and more, was present in the church and saw the baptism by John Bet, chaplain of that church. Robert de Spellowe, 50, remembers because his house in Croft was accidentally burnt down on that same day. John Belamy, 61 and more, was building his new house in Croft and saw Beatrice, wife of John Clervaux the grandfather, carrying Robert in his arms to the church to be baptised. Ivo de Croft, 44 and more, married his wife Elizabeth on that day. Simon Robertson of Croft, 61 and more, had a daughter Beatrice baptised in the church immediately after the baptism of Robert, and she is now aged 21 years and more by 27 weeks [sic]. John de Bretanby, 60 and more, went to the church to hear mass, and saw Robert de Hippeswell, vicar of East Cowton, raise Robert from the font, and the vicar gave a red cow as a godfather’s present. Thomas Bell of Croft, 60 and more, heard mass at the church, and afterwards went with Robert Rukeby, chaplain, the other godfather, to the houe of John Clervaux the grandfather to see the child’s mother, who was very ill, and he carried a lantern with a candle. William Cabery, 67 and more, was a servant of John Clervaux senior, uncle of Robert, and carried a basin, ewer and towel for washing the hands of the godfathers and godmother after the baptism. William Stable of Croft, 60 and more, says that on that day Robert de Stodhowe the father bought an ambling palfrey from him for 100s. to give to the bishop of Durham. William Greyson of Croft, 66 and more, was fishing in the Tees that runs by the vill of Croft, and caught a pike three foot long and more, and gave it as a present to the boy’s father.
C 137/43, no. 29, mm.7.8


ELIZABETH WIFE OF HENRY SUTHILL AND FORMERLY WIFE OF ROBERT DE STODEHOWE
954
Writ 5 May 1404.
YORK. Inquisition. Northallerton 20 May
Elizabeth held jointly with Robert de Stodowe, sometime her husband: Wombwell, 3 messuages, 2 1/2 bovates and 11s. rent, of John Anneslay, knight, in socage, annual value 40s. Studdah, the manor, of Stephen Lescrop in socage, annual value 40s. Hudswell in Richmondshire, 1 cottage and 60 a., of the abbot of St. Agatha’s in socage, annual value 17s. Birdsall, 1/2 carucate, of whom is unknown, annual value 7s. Harmby, a strip of arable, of Richard Lescrop, knight, in socage, annual value 7s. She died about 1 May 1401. Robert de Stodowe, her son and heir, to whom the reversion of the premises belongs, is aged 21 years and more. They were taken into the king’s hands on her death because he was a minor and Robert the father held elsewhere of the king in chief.
C 137/43, no. 29, mm.9, 10


THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF RALPH DE LOMLEY, KNIGHT
955
Writ 25 Jan. 1404.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle 6 Aug
On the day of his forfeiture Ralph de Lomley, knight, was seised in fee tail by the grant of Marmaduke de Thweng, lord of Danby, made to his son Marmaduke, ancestor of Ralph, and the heirs of his body, whose heir Ralph was, namely the son of Isabel, sister of Thomas, brother of Robert, brother of William, son of Robert, son of Marmaduke, son of Marmaduke, of the following lands held of Henry de Percy, earl of Northumberland, by knight service, annual value £26: Kilton, the castle and manor. Kirkleatham and Coatham, the manor, with the advowson of Kirkleatham. Hinderwell, the advowson on alternate vacancies, and 2s. rent called ‘Windmillhenge’. Kilham, the services of his tenants. Denton, the homage and service of Walter de Buketon, knight, and his heirs for 6 bovates. Kilton Thorpe, the homage and service of Robert Constable and all his free tenants. By the grant of the same Marmaduke and Lucy his wife, to their son Marmaduke and the heirs of his body, he held: Great Moorsholme, 1 messuage, 17 tofts and 13 bovates, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £4. Little Moorsholme, 1 bovate, 12 a. and 2 tofts, also of the king by knight service, annual value 30s. Kilton Thorpe, Brotton, Skinningrove and Liverton, 8 messuages and 16 bovates, of the same, annual value 50s. Thwing on the Wold near Bridlington and Octon near Swaythorpe, the manors, with half the advowson of Thwing, of the same, annual value £20. Runswick and Yarm, half the wreck of the sea between, and a yearly rent of salt payable from East Coatham marsh, that is from every brine pit that is boiled half a skep of salt. Thwing, Kilham, Harpham, North Grimston, Binnington, Bempton, Steeton, Scagglethorpe, Kirkleatham, Tocketts, Mossdale, Kirklevington, Glaphowe, Newton under Roseberry, Easington, Newton in Whitby Strand, Acklam, Marton, Tollesby, Faceby with Sexhow, High Worsall with Staindale and Little Busby with Tanton, 7 1/2 knight’s fees, of the king in chief. John de Chestre and William de Chestre were jointly enfeoffed of the manor of Hempholme in Holderness, to them, their heirs and assigns, on the day of the forfeiture of Ralph, because in 1384 he gave the manor to John Fullour, chaplain, and John de Sadbergh, and their heirs and assigns, and they held it from then until 1 Nov. 1393 when they conveyed it to John de Chestre and William de Chestre, his brother, with other lands in Northumberland and in the bishopric of Durham which they had of the grant of Ralph, to them their heirs and assigns, and Ralph occupied it only at their will. Owing to his occupation it was taken into the king’s hands on his forfeiture. It is held of the fee of St. John of Beverley, service unknown, annual value 40 marks. Ralph and John Chestre were jointly enfeoffed, to themselves, their heirs and assigns, of the manor of Glaphow by the grant of Elizabeth de Botreux. It is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 13s.4d. All are in the king’s hands owing to the forfeiture of Ralph and the minority of Thomas his son and heir. Thomas died under age on 31 May 1400. John de Lomley, knight, son and now heir of Ralph and brother and heir of Thomas, was aged 20 on 2 Feb. last.
956
Writ 25 June 1404.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 2 Oct
Ralph de Lomley, knight, by his charters dated 29 June 1384 and shown to the jurors granted his lands, tenements and the services of both free tenants and villeins and their families in West Chevington, East Chevington, Morwick, Reaveley, Longhirst and Old Moor to John Fullour, chaplain, and John Sadbergh, their heirs and assigns. They held them until 1 Nov. 1393 and then enfeoffed John de Chestre, chaplain, and William de Chestre his brother, their heirs and assigns. They held them until the death of Ralph. He occupied the lands only at the will of these two, but on account of his occupation they were taken into the king’s hands on his forfeiture and so remain. No lands are in the king’s hands owing to the minority of Thomas de Lomley, his heir. The West Chevington lands are held of the king in chief by knight service and a payment of 13s.4d. for castle ward at Bamburgh, annual value 4 marks; lands in East Chevington of the manor of Hadston by knight service; lands in Morwick by knight service of the barony of Warkworth and a rent of 13s.4d. to the earl of Northumberland, annual value 8 marks; lands in Old Moor and Longhirst of the barony of Bothal by knight service, annual value nil; and those in Reaveley of the lord of Ingram, service unknown, annual value nil. Date of death and heir as above.
957
Commission to Robert Conyers, knight, Gilbert Elvet and the escheator in Northumberland to inquire into his holdings in the bishopric of Durham. 4 March 1404 [CPR 1401–5, p.425].
DURHAM. Inquisition before Robert Conyers, knight, and Gilbert Elvet. Durham 3 April
Ralph de Lomley, knight, John de Chestre, chaplain, and William de Chestre jointly held the manor of Stanley with Shield Row to themselves, their heirs and assigns of the bishop of Durham, service unknown, by the grant of Richard de Kilkenny. Robert de Laton, knight, and Katherine his wife have an annual rent of £10 from the manor for the life of Katherine. The annual value is nil beyond this rent. He held no more in the bishopric because long before his death by his charter shown to the jurors and dated 20 May 1384 he granted the manors of Stranton, Murton and Monk Hesleden, and various lands and tenements in Hawthorn, Bishop Wearmouth, Tunstall and Sunderland, pasture and fisheries in Wearmouth, the manor of Little Lumley, lands, tenements and fisheries in Great Lumley and Chester le Street, Rickleton manor, lands tenements and pasture in Greencroft, Butterby manor, lands and tenements in Croxdale, and lands, meadows and pastures in Barmpton, with messuages and lands in South Street in Durham, to John Fullour, chaplain, and John de Sadbergh, their heirs and assigns. They held them from that date until 1 Nov. 1393 and then by their charter granted them to John de Chestre, chaplain, and William de Chestre his brother, with other lands in Northumberland and Yorkshire, to them, their heirs and assigns. So they were held until Ralph died. He did not hold or occupy any of them except at the will of these two, but owing to his occupation they were taken into the king’s hands on his forfeiture and so remain. Nothing was taken into the king’s hands owing to the minority of Thomas his son and heir. He held nothing in the quarter manor of Seaton Carew except by the grant of John de Chestre and Thomas Creler, chaplains, to hold at their will, as they held by the grant of Thomas Potter and Isabel his wife. The manor and castle of Little Lumley, Butterby, Morton and Hesleden are held of the bishop of Durham, annual value £20; the manor of Stranton of the heirs of Thomas de Clifford, annual value £40; all the other premises of the bishop of Durham, except certain lands in Hawthorn and 1 messuage in Durham which are held of the prior of Durham, annual value £10. The services are all unknown. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/43, no. 30


ALICE DE BAGGESOVERE
958
Writ 24 April 1404.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth 15 May
William le Yonge, Richard le Yonge, clerk, his brother, Roger Attenassh, parson of the chapel of Badger, and William Stretey, clerk, granted the manor of Badger with the advowson of the free chapel there to John de Baggesovere and Alice his wife and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of William son of Philip de Baggesovere. John died without heirs male by Alice, and William son of Philip died without heirs of his body, so the remainder descended to Annabel and Eleanor, sisters and heirs of William son of Philip. Annabel had a daughter Katherine, now wife of Thomas Sevile, and died. Eleanor had two daughters, Elizabeth and Katherine, and died. Elizabeth is wife of Thomas Maundevile. Katherine had two daughters, Isabel and Elizabeth, and died. Elizabeth is the wife of Ralph Fraunceys. Isabel had two daughters, Katherine and Margaret, and died. Katherine is the wife of William Mercher, Margaret the wife of John de Overton. Alice held the property until 25 March last, when she died. It then descended to Katherine wife of Thomas Sevile, aged 40 years and more; Elizabeth wife of Thomas Maundevile, 30 years and more; Elizabeth wife of Ralph Fraunceys, 26 years and more; Katherine wife of William Mercher, 20 years and more; and Margaret wife of John de Overton, 18 years and more. The vill of Ackleton, part of the manor, is held of William de Beuchampe of his manor of Worfield, service unknown; 1 carucate, 30 a. meadow and 40 a. wood, parcel of the manor, are held of Elizabeth Ersedekon of the lordship of Richards Castle, service unknown; the remainder of the manor, with the advowson, of the prior of Wenlock, service unknown; annual value of the manor 10 marks. Ralph de Arden her kinsman and next heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/44, no. 31
E 149/83, no. 9


WALTER ROMESYE, KNIGHT
959
Writ 28 Nov. 1403.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Ringwood 6 Dec
He held the manor of Rockbourne of the king in chief by knight service jointly with Alice his wife, who survives, for their lives, by the grant of Thomas Bonham and John Wykyng, with successive remainders to Thomas son of Thomas Romesye and his heirs male, Walter brother of Thomas son of Thomas and his heirs male, and the right heirs of Margaret Byset, mother of Walter, knight, as appears by the king’s licence [CPR 1399–1401, p.451] and by charters and muniments shown to the jurors; annual value £20. Similarly he held 2 messuages, 1 carucate, 20 a. meadow, 10 a. wood and rents of £12 and 12 quarters of salt in Romsey, East Dean, Hyde and Marshwood by the grant of John Wykyng, John Fauntleroy and John Toper, chaplain, with successive remainders to Thomas son of Thomas Romseye and his heirs male, Walter brother of Thomas and his heirs male, and the right heirs of Walter, knight, as appears by a fine [CP 25(1) 290/59, no. 49] shown to the jurors; annual value £16. One messuage and 20 a. are held of Henry Popham and his heirs by fealty, the remainder of the abbess of Romsey by fealty. He died on 25 Nov. Thomas son of Thomas Romseye, his next heir, is aged 13 years and more.
960
Writ 28 Nov. 1403.
DORSET. Inquisition. Cerne Abbas 1 Jan 1404
He held of the king in chief two knight’s fees in South Perrott and Clifton Maybank, which Philip Mabank held of him of the manor of Rockbourne in Hampshire. He held them jointly with Alice his wife by the same grant and with the same remainders as that manor [as in last], annual value when they occur £10. He also held jointly with Alice for their lives by the grant, by a deed shown to the jurors, of William Fillol, deceased, by the rent of a rose, with reversion to the heirs of William: 10 marks rent from the manor of Bradford Bryan, formerly of Hugh Mohaut; 2 messuages and 40 a. in Thornhill by Holt which Nicholas Crouk, deceased, held for life, annual value 26s.8d.; 2 messuages and 40 a. in Petersham by Wimborne Minster, annual value 20s.; and 12 a. in Barnsley formerly of John le Hoppere, deceased, annual value 6s. In the dower of Alice from Ralph atte Hyde, sometime her husband, he held a third part of the manor of Allington, and 19 messuages, 80 a. arable and 40 a. meadow in Knitson, Herston, Newton, Swanage, Woolgarston and Moreton, with reversion to William Bonevylle, knight, and his heirs, annual value 100s. He died on 25 Nov. Thomas son of Thomas his son and his next heir is aged 13 years and more.
961
Writ 28 Nov. 1403.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Wilton 3 Jan 1404
He held 1 a. in Coombe Bissett, parcel of the half manor of Coombe Bissett, in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 4d. Jointly with Alice his wife for their lives he held half the manor of Coombe Bissett, except the 1 a., of the king in chief, by the grant by a fine made with royal licence [CP 25(1) 290/59, no. 49; CPR 1401–5, p.15] of John Wykyng, John Fauntleroy and John Toper, chaplain, with successive remainders to Thomas Romesye, son of Thomas, son of Walter, and his heirs male, Walter brother of Thomas and his heirs male, and the right heirs of Walter, knight, on the side of Margaret Byset, his mother; annual value 100s. Date of death and heir as above.
962
Writ 28 Nov. 1403.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater 8 Jan 1404
He held in his demesne as of fee: Langridge, 9 a., a weekly market on Thursdays and a yearly fair for three days, the eve, feast and morrow of St. Mary Magdalen, of the king in chief, annual value 8d. East Cranmore and Catcott, 2 knight’s fees, of the abbot of Glastonbury by knight service. William Hangford, knight, holds 1 fee in East Cranmore, Walter Cadecote the other in Catcott; annual value nil except for wards, marriages, reliefs or escheats when they occur. High Littleton, 1d. rent from 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 6 a. meadow and 10 a. wood, which John Boteler holds for life by the grant of Walter Romesye with reversion to him. They are held of the earl of March of the honour of Gloucester. Shepton Mallet, 5s. rent from 1 messuage and 16 a., which John Babyngton holds for life by the grant of Walter. This rent with the reversion of the holding Walter granted to Richard Dumer for life, and John Babyngton attorned to Richard Dumer. It is held of Matthew Gourney, knight, by fealty. Under the fine of 1402 [above, no. 959] he held jointly with Alice his wife the manor of Oakleigh, a third part of the manor of Mudford, and 2 messuages, 3 carucates, 25 a. meadow, 70 a. wood and rents of £6 10s., 1 lb. wax and 1/2 lb. pepper in Otterhampton, Combwich and Pipplepen. They recognised the right of John Fauntleroy, John Wykyng and John Toper, who in turn granted to them for their lives with successive remainders of Oakleigh and the third part of Mudford to Thomas son of Thomas Romesye and his heirs male, Walter brother of Thomas the son and his heirs male, and the right heirs of Walter, knight, and of the other holdings to Walter brother of Thomas and his heirs male, Thomas the son and his heirs male, and the right heirs of Walter, knight. Oakleigh is held of John Lorty, knight, and his heirs by fealty; the third part of Mudford of Michael earl of Suffolk by knight service and a rent of 6s. of his manor of Haselbury; 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Pipplepen of John Lorty by fealty and suit of court twice yearly at North Perrott; the remainder in Otterhampton and Combwich of John Twychet, knight, by knight service of his manor of Nether Stowey. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/44, no. 32
E 149/83, no. 10


IVO DE HARLESTON
963
Writ 12 Nov. 1403.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Thaxted 19 Nov
He once held in his demesne as of fee: Steeple Bumpstead, the manor called Waltons: 1 toft and 15 a., parcel of the manor, of the king in chief as a twenty-fifth part of a knight’s fee and by 3s. rent payable by the sheriff, annual value 3s.; and the rest of the manor of the abbot of Westminster, service unknown, annual value £10. Wimbish, the manor called Waltons, alias Tiptoft, of Edward duke of York and Philippa his wife, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Roydon, the manor called Downhall, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England by fealty and a rent of 5s.1d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value £4. Long before his death he granted to Reynold Grey, lord of Ruthin, Master Ivo Souche, clerk, William Par, knight, Payn Typtot, knight, Ralph Braylesforde, William Alkebarowe and Robert Parys, clerk, their heirs and assigns, all his lands in Wimbish, Roydon, Steeple Bumpstead, Birdbrook, Sturmer and Wixoe, except those which were of the fee of the earl of March. The tenants attorned to them, and they regranted the lands to Ivo by the name of Eudo de Harleston, Eleanor his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs. So they held and the tenants attorned to them. Eleanor survives him. He died on 10 Nov. John son of Ivo and Eleanor and next heir is aged 1 year and more.
964
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Ware 17 Nov 1403
He held nothing in Hertfordshire. Date of death and heir as above.
965
Writ 12 Nov. 1403.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Tempsford 22 Nov
He held the manor of Dunton Chamberlain in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a twelfth part of a knight’s fee, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
966
Writ 12 Nov. 1403.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Babraham 26 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in burgage a manor in St. Clement’s parish in Cambridge, extending into Yen Hall, Newnham, Coton, Chesterton, Waterbeach and Fordham, which long before he died he granted to Reynold Lord Grey of Ruthin and others [as in no. 963 above], and they regranted it to him and Eleanor his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs. So Eleanor now holds it, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/44, no. 33
E 149/82, no. 7