THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM MARCHE, KNIGHT
Writ 10 Nov. 1400.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Attleborough 18 Nov
Owing to the death of William Marche, knight, who held of the king in chief, and the minority of Thomas his son and heir, the manors of Stanhoe, and Crowshall in Attleborough, and 1 tenement called ‘Kyngeshalle’ and 100 a. in Stanhoe were taken into the king’s hands and so remain.
The site of the manor of Stanhoe is held of Hugh Bavent by a rent of 4d.; 100 a., part of the manor, are held of the prior of Castle Acre by 3s. rent; 40 a. are held of the heirs of William Sharneborne by 20d. rent; 11 a. of the abbot of North Creake by 12d. rent; 12 a. of William Calthorp, knight, by 2s. rent; 20 a. of Henry bishop of Norwich by 12d. rent; and 100 a. of William de Souche knight by 4s. rent; annual value 7 marks.
Crowshall manor is held of Lady Cromwell of her manor of Plassing Hall by a rent of a pair of gilt spurs or 6d., annual value £10.
The tenement called ‘Kyngeshalle’ and 100 a. are held of the king in chief by the service of keeping a brachet, annual value 40s.
Thomas Marche died on 19 May 1400. John Marche his brother and heir was aged 13 years and more at his death. Joan wife of Thomas Chipstead is sister and heir of John Marche and aged 17 years and more.
JOHN BROTHER AND HEIR OF THOMAS MARCHE
Writ 15 Nov. 1400.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Wymondham 20 Nov
The lands etc. listed in the last inquisition are in the king’s hands owing to the death of Thomas Marche and the minority of John his brother and heir.
John died on 15 Oct. Joan wife of Thomas Chipsted, his sister and heir, is aged 17 years and more.
MAURICE BERKELEY, KNIGHT
Writ 15 Oct. 1400.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Amesbury 16 Dec
He held to himself and his heirs male with remainder to Thomas de Berkeley, Lord Berkeley, the manors of Brigmerston and Milston with the advowson of Milston, of the same Lord Berkeley by a yearly rent of 1 barbed arrow, annual value 10 marks.
He held to himself and his heirs that manor of Brigmerston which was formerly of Stephen de Brightmerston, of the above manor of Brigmerston, service unknown, annual value 5 marks; and the manor of Milston ‘Gogeon’ of the same manor of Brigmerston, service unknown, annual value 50s.
He died on 2 Oct. Joan his wife is pregnant. Failing Joan’s child, Isabel daughter of Maurice Berkeley, aunt of Maurice, would be heir, aged 50 years and more.
Writ 12 Oct. 1400.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Sodbury 8 Nov
Rockhampton, lands which were formerly parts of the manor: rents, services, feedings and a pasture called ‘Shepardynde’, annual value 4 marks; a parcel called ‘le Lese’ of about 20 a., another called ‘Twentyacres’, and a third called ‘Nynetenacres’, worth 8 marks with the advowson of the church there; making by estimation one sixth of the manor, in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, service unknown.
King’s Weston, Aylburton and Rockhampton, the manors, jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, by the feoffment under royal licence [ CPR 1399–1401, p.288] by John Berkeleigh and John Denham, knights, Thomas Stowell and Thomas Mulleward, chaplain, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Maurice; annual values, King’s Weston £40, Aylburton 50 marks, Rockhampton, excluding the parcels mentioned above, 40 marks; held of the king in chief, services unknown.
Uley and Bradley, the manors, of Thomas Lord Berkeley, service unknown, annual values 20 marks and 10 marks.
Stoke Gifford and Walle, the manors, to himself and the heirs male of his body, with remainder in default of such heirs to Thomas de Berkelegh, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 20 marks.
Date of death and heirs as above.
JOHN ROCHES, KNIGHT
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 27 Oct
He once held in his demesne as of fee among others the manors of Wroughton and Winterslow, the latter of the king in chief, service unknown; lands, tenements, meadows, feedings, pastures, rents, services and woods in Bromham, Berwick Bassett and West Chisenbury; and a lordship in Hardenhuish, with 18s. rent and other profits and services of the lordship.
By the name of John Roches, knight, he granted these premises with 2 marks rent from John Cokkulbergh for lands and tenements which he held for life in ‘Browton’ [ recte Brinkworth] by his grant and with reversion to himself; 5 marks rent from Nicholas Webbe for lands which he held for life in Broughton Gifford, by similar grant, and the reversions of the lands; and the reversion of all the lands and tenements which Robert Kent, now deceased, similarly held for life by like grant in Chelworth; to master William Byde and Stephen Botiller, their heirs and assigns, by his charter shown to the jurors, and dated 2 July 1377. They had seisin and the tenants attorned to them.
By their charter dated 4 Feb. 1378, likewise shown to the jurors, they granted to John Roches, Willelma his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder failing such heirs to his right heirs, the said manors, lordship, rents and other holdings and reversions, including the rents of John Cokkulbergh in Brinkworth and of Nicholas Webbe in Broughton Gifford, the reversions of these lands and of the lands of Robert Kent in Chelworth and Crudwell. By livery of seisin and the attornment of the tenants John and Willelma duly held them. Then on 1 March 1390 John, disregarding the issue he and Willelma then had, gave by his charter to Maud widow of Robert de la Mare, knight, Lawrence Bren, William Storton, William Weston and the heirs of the body of Maud, with reversion, failing such heirs, to his own right heirs, all the above lands and all his lands in Calne, Compton Bassett, Cherhill, Devizes, Chelworth, Berwick Bassett, Eastcott, Crudwell, Winterbourne Bassett, Richardson, Chiseldon, West Chisenbury, Alderbury and Hardenhuish, with all his holdings in the lordship, and the reversions of the lands in Horton and Shaw by Melksham which John and Willelma secured by a fine of Richard II [CP 25(1) 256/54, no. 12]. By this gift the feoffees were seised of them and still hold.
John and Willelma formerly secured to themselves and the heirs of their bodies the manor of Whaddon from Thomas Gorges, senior. It is held of the duchy of Lancaster of the manor of Trowbridge, service unknown.
All except the manor of Winterslow are held of other than the king, but of whom is unknown.
Hence he held nothing but the manor of Whaddon when he died and that jointly with his wife, who still lives.
He died on 20 Sept. 1401 [2 Henry IV, recte 1400]. Robert son and heir of both John and Willelma is aged 11 years and more.
Richard II in parliament in 1398 [ Rot.Parl. III, p.369] pardoned and released his lieges for alienation without licence among other offences. By virtue of this the king has no rights in the manor of Winterslow or in any of the above lands and tenements owing to the death of John Roches, the minority of the heir or any alienation.
[Many readings doubtful].
YORK. Inquisition. York 22 Jan 1401
Joan wife of Donald Hesilryg, knight, held the manor of Hemlington of Thomas late earl of Kent at farm for life by a rent of 10 marks, with reversion to the earl who forfeited it, annual value 20 marks.
She also held for life in Cottingham 2 messuages, 6 bovates, 12 a. meadow and 1 piece of land. Edmund de Brygham and John de Spayne, junior, were enfeoffed in fee simple on condition that she held for life with reversion to the same earl and his heirs, annual value £10.
She died on 18 Dec. last.
Writ 30 Jan. 1401.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 7 April
Robert de Esselyngton once held the manor of Eslington and half the vills of Whittingham, Thrunton and Barton in his demesne as of fee, and he married Elizabeth. They had issue George, Elizabeth and Isabel. When he died the manors descended to George his son and heir. He died and they passed to Elizabeth and Isabel, his sisters and heirs, as shown by the inquisition on him [ CIPM IX, no. 454].
Then Elizabeth, Robert’s widow, married John Heron, knight, and after the death of George she was dowered in the chancery of Edward III of a third part with remainder to Elizabeth and Isabel.
Isabel granted to Donald Hesilrygge one half of two parts of the manor of Eslington and half of two parts of half the vills by a fine of Edward III [CP 25(1)181/13, no. 132; see also nos.117, 119, 120, 133] with the reversion of half of the third parts which Elizabeth her mother held in dower. Donald granted them to Thomas Surtes, knight, Hugh Westwyk, Edmund Hesilrygge, and their heirs and assigns. John Heron attorned to them. They granted them by their charter to Donald, Joan his wife, and the heirs of Donald.
Elizabeth died, and her holdings came to Isabel as sister and heir. She by a fine of Edward III conveyed them to Donald and Joan and the heirs of Donald [CP 25(1) 181/13, no. 133]. Again John Heron attorned to them.
John Warton holds lands and tenements in Framlington of Donald and Joan of their manor of Eslington by a rent of 40d. yearly, with reversion to John Midylham and Eleanor his wife, and the heirs of Eleanor after the death of John.
Elizabeth wife of John Heron died. The third part of the manor and of the half vills then came to Joan for life after the death of Donald for the reasons already given. Donald died without heirs of his body and William Hesilrygge was his brother and heir, and to him Thomas Hesilrygge was son and heir, aged 30 years and more.
Joan died holding the above manor of the king in chief by a rent of 6 marks payable by the sheriff, and 16s. to the castle of Bamburgh for the service of carting logs ( truncagium). The half vills of Whittingham, Thrunton and Barton are held of the king by a rent of 40d. payable by the sheriff, annual value 40s. and no more these days because of destruction by the Scots.
She died on 21 Dec. 1400. John Warton is next heir and aged 30 years and more.
Writ 27 July 1401.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 6 Aug
He held by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of his late wife Elizabeth 1 messuage, 18 a. and 2 a. meadow in West Dean, of Miles Stabiltone, knight, and Henry Popham, services unknown, annual value 5s.4d.
He died on 9 April. Thomas son of Robert and Elizabeth is heir of Elizabeth and aged 21 years and more.
Writ 6 May 1401.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 4 July
He held by the courtesy of England in the right and inheritance of Elizabeth late his wife:
West Tytherley, half the manor with the advowson, of the king in chief in grand serjeanty, annual value £10.
East Dean, the manor, of the lord of the manor of East Tytherley, service unknown, annual value £6.
Stanbridge, 1 messuage, 40 a., 6 a. meadow and a fishery in the river Test beginning at ‘le blakedyche’ and leading to ‘le Muxemede’, of Thomas Kenne, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d.
Romsey, various tenements, of the abbess of Romsey in socage, annual value 40s.
Southampton, various tenements, of the king in burgage, annual value 20s.
Date of death and heir as above.
Writ 12 July 1401.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Chichester 22 July
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Chichester, 1 cottage outside the East Gate, annual value 2s.; 1 tenement in East Street next the tenement of William Neel, nil because totally waste; 1 messuage in North Street next St. Olave’s church on the north, nil because ruinous; 1 messuage there formerly of William atte Hoke, 2s.; 1 toft formerly of John Pleystowe, 4d.; 1 cottage opposite the church of St. Peter the Great, 2s.; and 1 croft outside the North Gate in the liberty called ‘Honycroft’, containing 15 a. at 8d., 10s.; all held of the king in free burgage by a rent of 15s.3d. at Hockday and suit of court in the city each fortnight, with relief after the death of each tenant, and similarly whenever there is an alienation according to the custom of the city.
Westhampnett, the manor, of which the site is worth nothing yearly; 2 gardens of 1 1/2 a., 2s.; 1 dovecot, 5s.; 95 a. at 4d.; 16 a. of separate pasture at 4d.; and 1 watermill, nil; held of lord de Seynt Johan of his manor of Halnaker by a rent of 13s.4d. and suit of court every three weeks. Also in Hampnett 1 messuage, nil because totally waste; a dovecot, 3s.4d.; a garden of 1 1/2 a., 2s.; and 100 a. at 6d.; held of the same lord by knight service; and of the prior of Boxgrove 1 toft and 21 a. by a rent of 14s. and 1 lb. pepper at the 4 terms, worth nothing beyond the rent.
He was accustomed to render for those lands to the bishop of Exeter 5s. and to the prior of Shulbrede 6s., but for which parcels is unknown.
Eartham, 1 messuage, annual value nil because ruinous; a garden of 1/2 a., 12d.; 36 a. at 3d.; and 4 a. pasture at 3d.; of the earl of Arundel of his manor of Bignor, service unknown.
He died on 9 April. Thomas his son and heir was aged 20 years and more on 1 Aug.
PHILIP LE DESPENSER, KNIGHT
Writ 8 Aug. 1401.
YORK. Inquisition. Hessle 3 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee:
Cowden in Holderness, 7 messuages, 10 tofts, 24 bovates, and 1 toft in which a windmill was formerly built, of Thomas de Lancastre, knight, steward of England, of the honour of Aumale by knight service, annual value £8.
Great Cowden, 2 tofts, 1 bovate and 12d. rent, of the archbishop of York by foreign service, annual value 10s.
Paull, 3 tofts, 4 bovates and 4s.6d. assize rent.
Paull Holme, 1 messuage and 1 bovate.
Keyingham, 12 a. pasture called ‘Petilandes’.
Keyingham and Ottringham in Holderness, 1 piece of 10 a. called ‘Aldercroft’ and 1 toft and 12 a., all held of the same Thomas of the honour of Aumale by knight service, annual value 8 marks.
Hedon, 16d. assize rent, of the same.
Dringhoe, 4 tofts, 9 bovates and 2d. rent; and Dunnington, 6 tofts, 24 bovates and a court held once yearly at Michaelmas; of the master of St. John of Jerusalem in England by a rent of 5s., annual value £7 6s.8d.
Swinefleet, 3 tofts, with 1/2 a. in Reedness with appurtenances in Swinefleet, of Thomas Reednesse, knight, by a rent of 2d., annual value 26s.8d.
Parlington, the manor, of the king as of the crown by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £12.
He died on 4 Aug. last. Philip his son and heir is aged 36 years and more.
Writ to give seisin, 14 Sept. 1401.