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THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF WILLIAM MARCHE, KNIGHT
406
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
407
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.
C 137/23, nos.38, 38b
E 149/76, nos.11, 12


MAURICE BERKELEY, KNIGHT
408
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.
409
Writ 12 Oct. 1400.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Sodbury 8 Nov
He held: 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.
C 137/23, no. 39
E 152/355, no. 9


JOHN ROCHES, KNIGHT
410
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].
C 137/23, no. 40


JOAN HESILRYG
411
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.
412
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.
C 137/23, no. 41
E 149/76, no. 3


ROBERT TAUK
413
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.
414
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.
415
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.
C 137/23, no. 42
E 149/77, no. 14


PHILIP LE DESPENSER, KNIGHT
416
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.
417
Writ 8 Aug. 1401.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Toppesfield 10 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Camoys in Toppesfield of the earl of March of the honour of Clare, the earl being under age in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
418
Writ 8 Aug. 1401.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Boston 27 Aug
Henry de Beamys, knight, once held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Great Limber, and, except for 12s. rent and the services due from the tenement of Nicholas de Lymbergh, clerk, granted it by licence of Richard II [CPR 1381–5, p.562] to Philip le Despenser, senior, Philip le Despenser his son, and James de Roos, knights, by his charter dated at Limber on 3 June 1383. The royal licence and his charter were shown to the jurors. It was ancient demesne held of the king, service unknown, annual value 100s. He died at Goxhill on 4 Aug., heir as above.
C 137/23, no. 44
E 149/75, no. 8


CONSTANCE WIFE OF PETER DE MAULEY THE SIXTH
419
Writ 21 June 1401.
YORK. Inquisition. Malton 12 July
She held in dower, of the king in chief by knight service by the assignment of Thomas de Percy, earl of Worcester, guardian of the lands and heir of Peter de Mauley, son of Peter son of Peter VI, her husband: Bainton, the manor, with its members in Bainton, Neswick, Kilnwick, Applegarth and Hunmanby, annual value 100 marks. Akenberg, the manor, 40s. Lythe, the advowson, 10 marks; Hinderwell, the advowson, 66s.8d.; and a third part of the advowson of Bainton, annual value of the whole being £20. She held in fee tail: Seaton in Cleveland, the manor, by the grant of William Ak, parson of Lockington, John Braythewelle, parson of Hinderwell, Robert Lorimer and William de Malton to Peter de Mauley and Constance then his wife, and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Peter. Therefore it should remain to Peter, son of Peter, son of Peter. It is held of John de Darcy, knight, of his manor of Whorlton, annual value 100s. Healaugh and Reeth in Swaledale, half the manor, by a fine of 1375 [CP 25(1) 277/137 no. 43] to Peter and Constance his wife, with remainder to the heirs male of his body and his right heirs. It should descend as above. It is held of Ralph earl of Westmorland of the castle and manor of Richmond by knight service, annual value £20. Bransholme, the castle and manor, Sutton on Hull, the manor, and the six advowsons of the chantries of 6 chaplains celebrating in the chapel of Sutton in Holderness, by virtue of a grant by Richard Ravenser, Robert Lorimer and Thomas de Beverley to Thomas de Sutton, knight, and Agnes his wife, and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder in tail male to Peter de Mauley and Constance his wife, and Peter de Mauley his son and Margery his wife, with reversion to the right heirs of Thomas de Sutton. Thomas and Agnes died without heirs male of their bodies. Peter and Margery had issue Peter to whom the manors and advowsons should descend. The castle and manor of Bransholme are held of Robert Hilton, knight, service unknown, annual value 40s. The manor of Sutton on Hull and the advowsons are held of Thomas of Lancastre, steward of England, of the manor of Burstwick and of the lordship of Holderness, services unknown; annual values, manor £40, chantries each 5 marks. Constance died on 9 June. John Godard her son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
C 137/23, no. 45
E 152/364


BALDWIN FREVYLL, KNIGHT
420
Writ, ordering return of inquisition already taken by the late escheator. 2 May 1401.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 19 Oct 1400
He held nothing that could be taken into the king’s hands. Long before his death he gave by charter to Thomas de Hulton, clerk, Thomas de Stoke, William de Lee of Stotfold, William de Boule, Alan Waldeeyef and John de Yoxhale his manors of Lea Marston and Stratford by Tamworth in Warwickshire, Gunthorpe and Lowdham in Nottinghamshire, and Ashtead in Surrey. He also gave them the reversion of all his lands which Joyce his mother, Thomas de Stoke, William de Boule, John Chamberleyn, Roger Botyler, Thomas de Preston and John de London held of his inheritance for their lives, as dower, or by any other title. Ashtead manor is not held of the king in chief but of the earl of Arundel of his castle of Reigate by a rent of 13s.4d. He died on 4 Oct. Baldwin his son and heir was aged 5 years on Midsummer day.
421
Writ 14 Oct. 1400
SURREY. Inquisition. East Clandon 25 Nov
He held the manor of Ashtead of the king in chief as one knight’s fee. There are 1 hall, various chambers and 1 garden, annual value nil; 1 byre and 1 stable, also nil; a dovecot, 2s.; 300 a. at 6d.; £9 13s.4d. rents of free tenants and villeins, that is 48s.4d. at each of the four principal terms. He died on 6 Oct. Baldwin his son and heir was aged 2 years at Midsummer last.
422
Writ 14 Oct. 1400.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coleshill 26 Oct
He held the castle of Tamworth in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. Henry Caytewayte, William de Boule and others held two parts of the manor of Middleton and the manor of Wyken by Coventry in their demesne as of fee and by a charter granted them to Baldwin Frevill and Joan his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Joyce, widow of Baldwin, father of Baldwin Frevill, and the right heirs of the younger Baldwin. Joan died without heirs and Baldwin married Maud and had issue Baldwin. The elder Baldwin is dead and the manors should to to Adam de Peshale, knight, and Joyce, now his wife. Wyken manor is held of the prior of Coventry, service unknown, annual value £10. The two parts of Middleton manor are held of the dean of Tamworth, annual value 100s. He died on 4 Oct. Baldwin his son and heir is aged 4 years.
423
Writ, ordering an inquisition if not already held. 10 Dec. 1400. [Endorsement] that before the arrival of the writ the escheator had taken the inquisition, a copy of which is attached. He gave the inquisition to William Slepe, [escheator in Shropshire], at Warwick on 5 December to be delivered to the chancery without delay, and Slepe swore that he would so deliver it.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coleshill A copy of the last
424
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coventry 21 Jan 1401
He held in his demesne as of fee: Tamworth, the castle with its members, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £12. Stipershill, the court with the warren, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £3. Middleton, two parts of the manor, of the college of Tamworth, service unknown, annual value 40 marks. Lea Marston and Stratford by Tamworth, the manors, of whom held and by what service unknown, annual value £20. Wyken, the manor, of the prior of Coventry, service unknown, annual value £12. Date of death as above. Baldwin his son and heir was aged 2 on Midsummer day last. Adam de Pershale, knight, has entered the manors of Middleton and Wyken, title unknown.
425
Writ, plura, 5 Feb. 1401.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Tamworth 10 March
He held the castle of Tamworth and the court of Stipershill [as in no. 424]. He held a third part of Middleton, which he purchased from John Hillary, of the college of Tamworth, service unknown. William Boule and Henry Caytewayte, clerks, held the manors of Lea Marston and Stratford by Tamworth, and a third part of Middleton, described as all the lands, tenements, rents and services in Middleton formerly of John Dymmok, and granted them to Baldwin Frevill, Joan his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, and, failing such heirs, to Joyce formerly wife of Baldwin Frevill, knight, for life, and the right heirs of Baldwin Frevill, the grandfather. The same William Boule and Henry Caytewayte, clerks, gave them also the manor of Wyken by Coventry, except the lands which William de Repyndon, Ralph Baudy, William de Sewale, junior, Richard Benet, John Carter, John Aleynson, William Anable, junior, John Burbage and William Anable, senior, separately held in the same, until the manor of Lea Marston should be quit of a rent of 20 marks which Eleanor de Launde has and takes from it. Whenever it should be freed from the annuity by the death of Eleanor or otherwise the manor of Wyken, except those lands, should remain to Adam de Peshale, knight, and Joyce for the life of Joyce, and they should also have the excepted lands of William de Repyndon and the others named, to Baldwin and Joan and the heirs of their bodies until the manor of Stratford be freed from a rent of 7 marks which Adam de Breton, clerk, has. When it is so freed by the death of Adam de Breton or otherwise, it shall remain, except the above, to Adam and Joyce for her life, and after her death to Baldwin Frevill and his heirs. Adam de Breton and Eleanor de la Launde are dead. Joan died without heirs of herself and Baldwin. Then Baldwin married Maud, and had a son also called Baldwin and died. The above manors and third parts should remain to Adam de Peshale, knight, for the life of Joyce, now his wife. Wyken is held of the abbey of Combe, service unknown, annual value £10; the third part of Middleton manor of the dean of Tamworth, service unknown, annual value 10 marks; and the manors of Lea Marston and Stratford of the castle of Tamworth, service unknown, annual value £10. He died on 4 Oct. Baldwin his son and next heir was aged 4 at Midsummer last. Baldwin Frevill, knight, the father, gave by charter to John Buttort and Richard Fyton, knights, Henry Caytewayt and William Boule, clerks, William Purfrey and Henry Standych his manor of Shortley by Coventry on condition that they enfeoffed Baldwin and Joyce and the heirs and assigns of Baldwin. John Byttort, Richard Fyton and Henry Standych died. The others granted the manor to Roger de Aston, parson of Weston under Lizard, John Styward and others, their heirs and assigns contrary to the above condition. In virtue of this alienation the king entered by his escheator, in right of the heir of Baldwin, in the king’s ward. It is held of the prior of Coventry, service unknown, annual value 10 marks.
426
Writ 14 Oct. 1401.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 8 Nov
He held nothing which could be taken into the king’s hands. Date of death and heir, aged 5 years at Midsummer, as above.
C 137/23, no. 46
E 149/77, no. 17
E 152/363


ISABEL WIDOW OF WALTER FAUCONBERGE
427
YORK. Inquisition. Stamford Bridge 15 June 1401
She held the manor of Rise with 2 1/2 carucates in Withernwick belonging to it; 2 carucates in Catwick; 6 carucates in Catfoss; 2 carucates and 3 bovates in Dringhoe; 1 carucate in Ulrome; 3 carucates in Marton; 1/2 carucate in South Frodingham; 1 carucate in Bilton; 2 carucates in North Skirlaugh; 2 bovates in Hornsea Burton; 3 carucates in Withernwick and Great Hatfield; and 6 carucates in Bewholme; all of Thomas of Lancastre of the honour of Aumale by knight service and suit of court every 3 weeks at the wapentake of Holderness, and 9s. yearly for the guard of Skipsea castle. She also held the manor of Eastburn, except 2 messuages and 2 bovates there, under a fine of 1360 [CP 25(1) 275/124, no. 40] between Walter de Faukonberge and Isabel, and William Tykton and Hugh Swattok, chaplains, by which Eastburn and Rise were granted to Walter and Isabel in tail male with remainder to the right heirs of Walter. All the premises except the manor of Eastburn are parcels of the manor of Rise in demesne or in service. Eastburn manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 15 marks payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Rise is worth 24 marks, payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas, and the lands in Withernwick £10 yearly payable at the same terms. Walter died without male issue by Isabel. The reversion therefore descended to Thomas Faukonberge, knight, son and heir of Walter. Afterwards in the quindene of Midsummer 1372 a fine [not found] was levied between John de Neville, knight, and Thomas son of Walter, by which Thomas granted his estate in these manors to John, and Isabel attorned to him. He died and the reversion descended to Ralph Neville, earl of Westmorland, his son and heir, now aged 30 years and more. Isabel died on 19 May. John Bygot, knight, son and heir of John Bygot, knight, brother of Isabel, is next heir and aged 26 years and more.
428
Writ 23 May 1401.
YORK. Inquisition. Thirsk 27 June
She held for life: High Worsall in the liberty of Allerton, the manor, with remainder to John Sayer and John son of John Laurensson, kinsmen and heirs of Thomas de Seton, knight. It is held of Walter bishop of Durham of his manor of Northallerton, in right of his church of St. Cuthbert, Durham, by knight service, annual value 40s. South Kilvington, 6 messuages and 11 bovates of arable and meadow, with remainder as above, of Stephen le Scrope, knight, of his manor of Upsall, service unknown, annual value 6 marks. Pockthorpe, the manor, with remainder as above, of Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, as of his manor of Spofforth, service unknown, annual value 20s. South Otterington, half the manor, with remainder to Elizabeth who was wife of Adam Bekwith and her heirs, of the abbot of Byland in right of his church of St. Mary, service unknown, annual value 100s. John Sayer is aged 5 years and more; John son of John Laurencesone 17 and more. Date of death and heir as above.
429
YORK. Inquisition. Thirsk 27 June 1401
She held in dower a third part of the castle and manor of Skelton in Cleveland and a third part of the manor of Marske, parcel of the manor of Skelton, with reversion to Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, for the life of Thomas Fauconberge, knight, who is still living, by a grant of Thomas, made with licence of Edward III [CPR 1370–4. p.295], by which he gave two parts of the manor and castle of Skelton and of the manor of Marske, with reversion of the remaining parts after the death of Isabel, to the earl and John de Felton, knight. Isabel attorned for the third parts. Afterwards the earl and John de Felton conveyed them to Thomas de Tweng, clerk, Roger Lascels, knight, and Robert Lyon, vicar of Marske in Cleveland, for the life of Thomas Fauconberge by royal licence. Thomas Tweng and Roger Lascels died. The two parts and the reversion of the third therefore remained to Robert Lyon. He conveyed them by his charter to the earl, William Latymer, Nicholas de Carreu, Michael de Ravendale, clerk, John Lasyngby of Rounton and John Capon for the said term, again with licence of Edward III [CPR 1374–7, p.177]. All are dead except the earl, to whom they should remain for the said term. They are held of the king in chief of the crown by knight service. The third part is worth 10 marks yearly. Date of death and heir as above.
Writ to give seisin, 4 July 1401 [CFR XII, pp.112–3].
C 137/24, no. 47
E 149/75, no. 7
E 152/364, 365


ISABEL WIDOW OF JOHN DE SUTTON
430
Writ 6 Feb. 1401.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 19 Feb
She held the vill of Dudley to herself and her heirs male, of the king as parcel of the castle of Dudley in Staffordshire, which is held of the king in chief as half a barony, by the grant of Stephen Swetmon of Dudley and John Colleshull, chaplain, to Isabel and John de Sutton, formerly her husband, and the heirs male of their bodies, by a fine made with licence of Edward III [CPR 1340–3, p.1; CP 25(1) 287/40, no. 284], annual value £22. She died on 10 April 1397. John de Sutton is next heir, being son of John, son of John, son of Isabel and John, and aged 21 years 3 weeks and more. John Beauford, earl of Somerset, has occupied the vill since the death of Isabel and taken the profits by the grant of Richard II [CPR 1396–9, p.109].
431
Writ 6 Feb. 1401.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Wolverhampton 17 Feb
She held to herself and her heirs male by the grant of Stephen Swetmon of Dudley and John Colleshull by a fine [as above]: Dudley castle, with the manors of Sedgley, Kingswinford and Rowley Regis as members of the castle, of the king in chief by the service of half a barony; annual values, castle nil, Sedgley £60, Kingswinford £4 beyond £11 10s. payable at the exchequer at Easter and Michaelmas as fee farm, Rowley Regis 10 marks. Tipton, 1 toft, 1 carucate, 6 a. meadow and 6 a. pasture, of John Hervyle by a rent of 12d. She also held by the grant of Nicholas, rector of Kingswinford, to John and herself for their lives, with remainder to Thomas their son for life and the right heirs of John, the manors of Himley, annual value 8 marks, Swindon 100s., and Upper Penn 12 marks. They are held as members of the castle of Dudley. Date of death, heir, and holding by the earl of Somerset as above.
432A
Writ 6 Feb. 1401.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Cardiff 16 Feb
She held for life in Glamorgan and Morgannok the castle of Dinas Powis and half the manors and advowson of Dinas Powis and Llanedarn, of Thomas late Lord Despenser as half a knight’s fee, by the grant of John de Sutton, knight, and Joan his wife, by a fine levied in the county court of Glamorgan of Edward le Despenser, father of Thomas, at Cardiff on 6 Oct. 1365, to Isabel and Richard de Duddeley, her former husband, and Richard their son for their lives, with reversion to John and Joan and the heirs of John; annual values, castle nil, half manors £13 14s., half advowsons nil. Date of death and heir as above. Thomas late Lord le Despenser held and took the profits from the death of Isabel until 13 Jan. 1400 when he died. Robert Poyns, formerly escheator, then held until 1 Nov. last, and Robert Somervyle, escheator, since 1 Nov.
432B
Writ to the escheator of Lincolnshire for proof of age, on petition of John, son of John, son of John, son of John Sutton, who claims to have been born at Gedney and baptised there. The earl of Somerset who has the wardship should be informed. 13 Feb. 1401.
C 137/24, no. 49
E 149/77, no. 8


THOMAS GRAY, KNIGHT
433
Writ 18 Dec. 1400.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Morpeth 1 June 1401
He held: Wark, the castle and manor, jointly with Joan his wife who survives, to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value nil owing to destruction by the Scots. Bamburgh, 1 messuage and 26 a. called ‘Straideland’ lying in the fields, from which it was the custom for the tenants to supply ploughshares at the castle of Bamburgh, and for which he renders 4s.6d. payable by the sheriff of Northumberland. They are held of the king by this service, annual value 10s. Also 3 burgages of the king in chief in free burgage at a rent of 4s., annual value nil these days because of destruction by the Scots. Middleton, 3 vills by, in his demesne as of fee of Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, of the barony of Beanley by knight service, a rent of 5 marks, the rent called ‘truncagium’, 39s.5 1/4d. for carting to Bamburgh castle, and 7s.6d. for the rent called ‘Cudbertferry’ on the Aln, payable by the sheriff, annual value nil for the same reason. Doddington, the site of the manor, in his demesne as of fee of the same earl of the barony of Alnwick by knight service and a rent of 13s.4d. for the guard of the castle, annual value nil for the same reason. Ewart, the manor, of the same earl and barony by knight service and a rent of 13s.4d. for castle guard, annual value nil. Howick, the manor, of the same barony by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Hawkhill, the manor, of the same barony by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Alnwick, a messuage and lands in the fields, of the same earl by a rent of 12d., annual value 8s. Reaveley, half the manor, of the heirs of Alan de Heton, knight, of the manor of Ingram by knight service, annual value nil for the same reason. Earle, half the manor, of the duchy of Lancaster of the barony of Stamford by knight service, annual value nil for the same reason. Hebron, the manor, of Richard Arundel, knight, of the barony of Muschamp by knight service, annual value nil for the same reason. Pressen, certain lands, of the same knight and barony by knight service, annual value nil for the same reason. Coldmartin, a third part of the manor, of John Folbur of the manor of Fowberry by knight service, annual value nil for the same reason. ‘Le Lofthe…’, 1 husbandland with two cottages with a place so-called, of Lord Darcy of the barony of Muschamp, annual value nil for the same reason. Yeavering, 1 husbandland, of Richard de Arundel of the same barony in socage, annual value nil for the same reason. Biddlestone, 3 husbandlands, of Lord Lowick in socage, annual value nil. Kilham, 1 husbandland and cottage, of Richard Arundel of the manor of Kilham in socage by a rent of 2d., annual value nil. He died on 25 Nov. last. Thomas Gray, knight, his son and heir, is aged 18 years and more.
434
Writ 18 Dec. 1400.
He held in his demesne as of fee 4 tenements outside Pilgrim Street Gate; 2 tenements in Broad Chare; 1 tenement on Sandhill where Thomas Candeler lives; 1 tenement in ‘Nethirsyde’ in which Ellis Porter lives; 1 cellar under the tenement of John de Careton on the ‘Nethirflesshwerrawe’; 2 waste tenements in ‘Nere Marketyate’; 46s.8d. rent from the tenement of Sampson Hardyng in Pilgrim Street; 20s. rent from the tenement of John Caretone in the ‘Netherflesshwer Rawe’; 26s. rent from 2 tenements in Pandon held by William de Norham; 6s.8d. rent from a tenement of the prior of Tynemouth in ‘Beremarketgate’ in which William Litster lives; and 6s.8d. rent from a tenement of William de Fulthorp, knight, in Skinner Gate. They are held of the king in free burgage, rendering 2s. rent which is part of the £100 fee farm of Newcastle upon Tyne. Beyond the rents they are worth 36s. annually. He died on 7 Dec. [Thursday after St. Andrew; no. 433 gives before St. Andrew]. Thomas Gray, knight, his son and heir, is aged 19 years.
C 137/24, no. 50


THOMAS LATYMER, KNIGHT
435
Writ 20 Sept. 1401.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells 6 Oct
He held the manor of West Chelwood in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. He died on 14 Sept. Edward Latymer, esquire, his brother and heir, is aged 50 years and more.
436
Writ 20 Sept. 1401
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Market Harborough 27 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee a third part of half the manor of Gumley, of Thomas de Burton, knight, as a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 33s.4d.; and a third part of the manor of Church Langton with the advowson at the third vacancy, of Thomas de Asteley, knight, as a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 54s. Jointly with Anne his wife, who survives, he held to them and his heirs by a grant of John de Mydelton, parson of Chipping Warden, and Thomas Cleydon, chaplain: Smeeton Westerby, a third part of the manor, of Richard Turvyll, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Foxton, a third part of the manor, of Thomas de Burton, knight, service unknown, annual value 4 marks. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
437
Writ 20 Sept. 1401.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Lichfield 11 Nov
In right of Anne his wife, formerly the wife of John Beysyn, who held jointly by royal licence for her life, he held: Ashley, two parts of the manor with the advowson, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £6. Water Eaton, 60s. rent from various lands and tenements, of the earl of Stafford, service unknown. Date of death and heir, aged 44 years and more, as above.
438
Writ 20 Sept. 1401.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 16 Oct
He held two parts of the manor of Broseley in his demesne as of fee in right of Anne his wife, who held jointly with John Beysyn, her former husband, by the grant of Walter de Walton, parson of Billingsley, and John Child of Knightley. The are held of the prior of Wenlock by the service of being steward to the prior, annual value 100s. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
439
Writ 20 Sept. 1401.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 9 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee: Chipping Warden, the manor, advowson and hundred, of the king in chief by a rent of 75s. to the castle of Rockingham, annual value £40 [36 marks]. Upton by Northampton, 1 toft and 24 a., of Richard Clendon of Upton, service unknown, annual value 20s., which 20s. he granted to William Kyrkeby for life. Duston by Northampton, three quarters of a virgate, anciently valued at 5s., of John Grey, service unknown. Northampton, a meadow in a place called ‘Kyngeshale’, of the king in free burgage, annual value 40s. Little Bowden, a third part of the manor, of the king of the ancient demesne of the crown, annual value 26s.8d. Desborough and Rushton, a third part of half the manor, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England of the manor of Harrington as a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 13s.4d. [a third part of a quarter of the manor]. Carlton, a third part of the manor, of Reynold Lucy, knight, by the rent of a sparrowhawk, annual value 10s. Great Weldon, a quarter of the manor, of John Knyvet by rent of a pair of spurs, value 3d., annual value 6s. [a third part of a quarter of the manor]. Sulby, 5s. rent from the revenues of the abbot there payable at Easter. Dingley, 3 a. fallow and a little wood called ‘Loughtlond’, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, service unknown, annual value 2s. He also held jointly with Anne his wife, who survives him, to them and his heirs: Braybrooke, the castle and advowson, of the prince of Wales of the honour of Berkhampstead by knight service, by the grant of William Northwode, parson of Anderby, and John de Mydelton, parson of Chipping Warden, by a charter shown to the jurors, annual value 40 marks. Rothwell, the manor called ‘Latymeresfee’, of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, by the grant of John de Mydelton, parson of Wardon, and Thomas Cleydon, chaplain, annual value 10 marks. Watford, £4 rent payable by the prior of Daventry at Easter and Michaelmas, of John Isbury by a rent of 2s., by the same grant. Chipping Warden, 1 carucate, 3 a. arable and 2 a. meadow and pasture, formerly of Robert Brewode and Maud his wife, of Henry bishop of Lincoln, of his castle of Banbury, service unknown, by the same grant, annual value 28s. Little Bowden, a third part of half the manor, of Thomas Maureward, knight, by the grant of Thomas de Burton, knight, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d. Burdon’s Hall, the manor, of the king of the honour of Peverel by suit of court at Duston twice yearly, by the grant of Richard Rideware and Emma his wife by a fine of Richard II [not found] shown to the jurors, annual value 20s. Trafford, the manor, of Thomas Percy, knight, as a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, by a grant of John Pulton and John Waryner of Kirton in Lindsey, shown to the jurors, to them and Ustard Saumon of Gainsborough, now deceased, and the heirs of Thomas, annual value 40s. [60s.]. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above. [Small variations in E 149/77, no. 18 in square brackets.]
C 137/24, no. 51
E 149/77, no. 18
E 152/372, 376


RALPH CHEYNY, KNIGHT
440
Writ 16 Nov. 1400.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Westbury 2 Dec
He held by the courtesy of England in right of Joan his late wife, daughter of John Pavely, knight: Brook, the manor, with half the profits of the hundred of Westbury, half the profits of the portmote, fair and markets there, and £6 rent from the manors of Westbury and Huntenhull, of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, annual value £20 13s.4d. Imber, half a messuage and 2 carucates, of the prior of Bradenstoke by a rent of 12s.6d., annual value 20s. Hilperton, half the manor and the advowson, of the earl of March as a quarter fee; annual values, half manor 40s., advowson £10. Ditteridge, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of the bishop of Bath and Wells, service unknown, annual value 40s. He died on 11 Nov. last. William his son and heir, and heir of Joan his wife, is aged 26 years and more.
441
Writ 16 Nov. 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 27 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee two parts of the manor of Cheyneys with its appurtenances in Steeple Morden, Clapton and Bassingbourn, and the reversion of the third part which Katherine widow of Edmund Cheyny, knight, the brother to whom Ralph was heir, holds in dower. The whole is held of the king of the honour of Boulogne as half a knight’s fee, annual value of the two parts £12. Date of death and heir as above.
442
Writ 16 Nov. 1400.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Louth 29 Nov
He held the manor of Tothill with the advowson in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Chester of the honour of Chester by knight service, annual value £40; also a croft in Tothill containing 40 a. pasture, of Roger Swelyngton of the manor of Castle Carlton in socage by fealty and a rent of 10 1/2d., annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
443
Writ 16 Nov. 1400.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Buntingford 29 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee: Cottered, the manor called Chenyes; of which 60 a. are held of the king in chief of the honour of Boulogne as a quarter of a knight’s fee; annual value 60s.; 1 messuage and 1 croft containing 1 a. of Henry Bateman by a rent of 12d., annual value 3s.4d.; and 1 tenement and 11 a. of Andrew Bures by a rent of 21d., annual value 2s. Reyndels and Longcroft in Cottered, 9 1/2 a., of the same William [sic] Bateman by a rent of 2 1/2d., annual value 18d. Cottered, 2 a., of William FitzRauf by rent of 1 lb. of cumin, annual value 6d.; 20 a. and 1 grove of wood containing 1 1/2 a., of John Clerk by a rent of 5s., annual value 6d. Holbrook in Cottered, 9 a., of John parson of Cottered in right of the church by a rent of 4s., annual value 6d. Date of death and heir as above.
444
Writ 16 Nov. 1400.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 25 Nov
He held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir as above.
445
DORSET. Inquisition. Abbotsbury 26 Nov
He held nothing of the king in chief, but Thomas de Gorges held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Litton Cheney with the advowson, and gave it to Ralph de Gorges, Eleanor his wife, and the heirs of their bodies. They had issue Elizabeth, Eleanor and Joan, and died and their holdings were divided. This manor and advowson were allotted to Elizabeth as her share, and she had issue Robert de Asshton, and died, and they descended to him, and he died without heirs of his body. Then they descended to Maurice Russell, knight, and Ralph Cheyny, knight; Maurice being the son of Ralph son of Eleanor, sister of Elizabeth, and Ralph being the son of Joan, the other sister of Elizabeth, mother of Robert. They divided the manor and advowson, so that Ralph Cheyny held half the manor with alternate presentations to the church when he died. The whole is held of Richard Stucle of his manor of Chewton by knight service. In Cheyny’s half are 80 a. arable of which two parts can be sown yearly, worth 10d. an a., and after reaping nothing, and the third part is fallow and common and worth nothing; 30 a. meadow in several places from Candlemas to Lammas worth 3s. an a.; 100 a. pasture from Christmas to 8 Sept., agistment 60s.; assize rents of free tenants and villeins payable at the four principal terms, 60s.; and pleas and perquisites of the court of the half manor, 5s. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/24, no. 52
E 149/75, no. 4


WARIN LERCEDEKENE, KNIGHT
446
Writ 10 Dec. 1400.
DEVON. Inquisition. Newton Abbot 10 Jan 1401
He held 1 messuage and 3 ferlings in ‘Visham’ in his demesne as of fee by knight service as of the manor of Dartington, annual value 26s.8d. The manor is in the king’s hands since and because of the death of John earl of Huntingdon. He held jointly with Elizabeth his wife by the gift of Matthew Gurnay, Thomas Tryvet and Baldwin Malet, knights, and John Hull, to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to his right heirs: Haccombe, the manor and advowson with the advowson of a chantry, of Edward earl of Devon of the honour of Okehampton by homage, fealty and the service of a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value £9 5s. Ringmore, the manor, of the same earl and honour as … part of a knight’s fee, annual value £11. Combeinteignhead, the manor, of John Brightlegh of his manor of Stokeinteignhead by homage, fealty and the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value, 78s. South Tawton, the manor, of Thomas earl of Warwick by the service of one knight’s fee, annual value £10. George Nympton, the advowson, at alternate presentations … [2 lines illegible]. He died on 21 Sept. last. Eleanor, Margery and Philippa are his daughters and heirs …
C 137/24, no. 53
E 357/14, m.17v.


PHILIPPA WIDOW OF JOHN DE HASTYNGES
447
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Wing 3 Nov
She held 1 toft and 40 a. in Ashendon in dower after the death of John, son of John de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, her husband, of the inheritance of John son of John, with reversion to Reynold Grey of Ruthin his heir, he being the son of Reynold, son of Elizabeth, sister of John, father of Lawrence, father of John, father of John. He is aged 30 years and more. It is not held of the king, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value 13s.4d. She died on 25 Sept. Edmund, son of Roger earl of March, brother of Philippa, her nephew and next heir is aged 9 years and more.
448
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Sturton le Steeple 14 Nov
Oswaldbeck soke, after the death of John de Hastynges, earl of Pembroke, by a decision of the council of Edward III and because of the minority of John, his son and heir, came into the hands of Richard II. After the death of the heir under age in the king’s ward, it was released to Reynold Lord Grey of Ruthin as next heir, being the son of Elizabeth [etc. as above]. By a fine of Richard II [CP 25(1) 390/59, no. 17] shown to the jurors, Reynold conveyed it to Robert bishop of London, John bishop of Hereford, Robert de Haryngton, Gerard de Braybrook, senior and junior, and John Bagot, knights, who are still living, and John de Roos of Helmsley and Philip Okore, knights, deceased. Richard earl of Arundel married Philippa and sued for reasonable dower from the lands of her late husband, as well as from the lands which Anne widow of John earl of Pembroke, and Mary de Sancto Paulo, widow of Aymer de Valencia sometime earl of Pembroke, held in dower of the same inheritance. In the presence of Reynold and with the consent of the bishops and other feoffees the then escheator assigned this soke to Philippa as part of her dower. It is held of the king in chief as a tenth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 40 marks, and the reversion is to the above feoffees. Date of death and heir as above.
449
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Grantham 13 Nov
The manors of Belchford, Donnington on Bain, Goulceby and Waddington descended to Reynold Lord Grey of Ruthin [as in last], and he conveyed Donnington, Goulceby and Waddington manors with 10 messuages, 2 carucates and 20 a. meadow in those places and in Alkborough to the same feoffees by the same fine. The four manors were similarly assigned in dower to Philipp a. The reversion of Belchford manor is to Reynold Grey of Ruthin, aged 30 years and more. It is not held of the king, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value 20s. The reversion of the other three manors is to the feoffees. They are held of the king in chief by the service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee; annual value £4 6s.8d. Date of death and heir as above.
450
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
Ten marks rent from the manors of Stanstead Abbots and Stanstead Bury descended to Reynold Lord Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448 above]. He by another fine of Richard II [CP 25(1) 290/59, no. 16] conveyed this and other property to John Hull, Robert bishop of London, John bishop of Hereford, Robert de Haryngton, Gerard Braybroke, senior and junior, and John Bagot, knights, who are still alive, and John de Roos of Helmsley and Philip Okore, knights, deceased, and the heirs of John Hull. The fine and a quitclaim of his rights to the other feoffees by charter of John Hull were shown to the jurors. A third part of the rent was assigned as above [no. 448] to Philippa in dower with reversion to the feoffees. It is not held of anyone because it is not a rent in service. Date of death and heir as above.
451
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 12 Nov
The manors of Vange, East Haningfield, West Haningfield and Fordham descended to Reynold Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448] and he by the same fine conveyed East and West Hanningfield and Fordham to Robert bishop of London and the other feoffees [as in no. 448]. The four manors were assigned to Philippa in dower with reversion of the last three to the feoffees and of Vange to Reynold Grey. Vange is not held of the king, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value £4. The other three manors are held of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee; annual values, East Hanningfield £20, West Hanningfield £10, Fordham £16. Date of death and heir as above.
452
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Woburn 4 Nov
She held half a knight’s fee in Potton in dower after the death of her husband, John son of John earl of Pembroke, which half fee William Latymer once held. The reversion is to Reynold Grey of Ruthin, being the son of Reynold, son of Elizabeth [as in no. 447] aged 30 years and more. The half fee with the manor of Blunham, which belongs to it, is held of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, service unknown. It is worth nothing except when a casual vacancy occurs. There has been none since the death of Philipp a. Date of death and heir as above.
453
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Parish of St Clement Danes outside Temple Bar 12 Nov
The manor of Tottenham called ‘Penbrokesmanere’ descended to Reynold Grey de Ruthin [as in no. 448]. He conveyed it by a fine [CP 25(1) 151/81, no. 155], shown to the jurors, to Roger de Walden and Guy Mone, clerks, John Walden, esquire, brother of Roger, Thomas Wastle, vicar of Clavering, Richard Scot, clerk, Richard Stucle and Henry Bruyn. A third part of the manor was assigned to Philippa in dower with reversion to these feoffees. It is held of the king of the honour of Huntingdon as a sixth part of a knight’s fee, annual value £6 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above.
454
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
She held 1 messuage and 6 shops with 6 solars above them in the parish of St. Mary at Hill in Billingsgate ward in dower after the death of John her husband, with reversion to Reynold Grey of Ruthin, as above. They are held of the king in free burgage as is all the city of London, annual value 66s.8d. Reynold is aged 30 years and more. Date of death and heir [described as Edmund son of Edmund recte Roger] as above.
455
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Queen Camel 8 Nov
The manors of Odcombe, Middle Marston and Little Marston descended to Reynold Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448]. He conveyed them by a fine [above, no. 450] to John Hull and the other feoffees. The former escheator assigned them in dower to Philippa with reversion to these feoffees. They are held of the countess of Kent of her manor of Queen Camel, service unknown; annual values, Odcombe 5 marks, Middle Marston 100s., Little Marston £12. Date of death and heir as above.
456
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
KENT. Inquisition. Rochester 8 Nov
John earl of Pembroke held the manor of Newington Lucies in fee tail, with remainder in default of male heirs to Geoffrey Lucy, knight. After the death of John de Hastynges the son, Geoffrey Lucy granted it to Reynold his son and Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies by royal licence. [CPR 1391–6, p.376]. Richard earl of Arundel married Philippa widow of John and sought reasonable dower. The escheator assigned her a third part of the manor with reversion to Reynold Lucy. It is held of Humphrey, the king’s son, of his manor of Middleton by knight service, annual value 33s.4d. Date of death and heir [described as Edmund son of Edmund recte Roger], as above.
457
KENT. Inquisition. Rochester 8 Nov 1400
The manors of Hartley, Cleyndon and Luddesdown descended to Reynold Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448]. By one fine [above, no. 488] he conveyed the manor of Hartley to Robert bishop of London and the other feoffees, and by another fine [above, no. 450] he conveyed the manor of Cleyndon to John Hull and the other feoffees. The three manors were assigned to Philippa in dower by the escheator. The reversions of Hartley and Cleyndon manors are to the respective feoffees, and that of Luddesdown to Reynold Grey of Ruthin, aged 30 years and more. Hartley is held of the king in chief of the fee (scutum) of Pembroke by knight service, annual value £6; Cleyndon of the prior and convent of Rochester of their manor of Darenth, service unknown, annual value 60s.; and Luddesdown of the earl of March of his manor of Swanscombe by homage and a rent of 38s., annual value £7. Date of death and heir as above [no. 454].
458
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 6 Nov
The manors of Towcester and Yardley Hastings and the advowson of Yardley Hastings descended to Reynold Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448]. He conveyed Towcester by a fine [above no. 450] to John Hull and the other feoffees. Yardley Hastings manor and advowson were assigned by the escheator to Philippa in dower, with reversion of the manor to the feoffees and of the advowson to Reynold Grey. Towcester is held of the earl of Stafford of the honour of Gloucester as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 40 marks. Yardley Hastings manor and advowson are held of the king in chief of the honour of Huntingdon by a rent of one unmewed sparrowhawk, or 2s. The advowson is worth nothing, because there has been no vacancy since the death of Philipp a. Date of death and heir as above [no. 454].
459
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 6 Nov
The manor of Inkberrow descended to Reynold Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448]. He conveyed it by a fine [above, no. 450] to John Hull and the other feoffees. The fine and release by John Hull were shown to the jurors. A third part of the manor was assigned to Philippa in dower with reversion to the feoffees. It is held of the prior of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 100s. Date of death and heir as above [no. 454].
460
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 30 Oct
The manor of Great Shelford descended to Reynold Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448]. He conveyed a third part by a fine to Robert bishop of London and the other feoffees and two parts to John Hull and the other feoffees by two fines mentioned [above, nos.448, 450]. John Hull released to his co-feoffees. The manor was assigned in dower to Philippa by the then escheator. A third part is held of the king in chief in petty serjeanty, two parts of the bishop of Ely by rent of a sparrowhawk or 2s., annual value of the whole 12 marks. The reversions are to the respective feoffees. Date of death and heir as above [no. 454].
461
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Newbury 5 Nov
The manor of Benham descended to Reynold Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448], and he by a fine shown to the jurors conveyed it to Robert bishop of London and the other feoffees [as in no. 448]. It was assigned in dower to Philippa with reversion to the feoffees. Date of death and heir as above [no. 454].
462
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
SURREY. Inquisition. Paddington 10 Nov
The manors of Westcott and Paddington and 1 messuage in Southwark descended to Reynold Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448]. By one fine [above, no. 450] he conveyed the manor of Westcott and the messuage in Southwark to John Hull and the other feoffees, and by another [above, no. 448] he conveyed the manor of Paddington to Robert bishop of London and the other feoffees. They were all assigned in dower to Philipp a. Westcott is held of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of the Eagle by fealty, Paddington of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee, and the messuage of the bishop of Winchester, service unknown; annual values, Westcott £10, Paddington 66s.8d., the messuage 12d. Date of death and heir as above [no. 454].
463
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 8 Nov
The castle, town and lordship of Abergavenny in Wales descended to Reynold Lord Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448]. He by a fine [licence, CPR 1388–92, p.514; fine not found] conveyed them to William Bagot and William Fenys, knights, John Pycard and William Wenlock, esquires, John Olney, Nicholas Salwey, clerk, Robert de Warrewyk, clerk, John de Styvecle and Henry Bruyn, who are still alive, and Henry Grene, knight, deceased. Henry Bruyn released to the others. The escheator assigned a third part of the castle, town and lordship to Philippa in dower. William Fenys, Nicholas Salewey and Robert de Warrewyk quitclaimed their rights in the two parts with the reversion of the third part held by Philippa to Henry Grene, William Bagot and the other feoffees. They conveyed the two parts with the reversion of the third by a fine made with royal licence [CPR 1391–6, pp.697–8; CP 25(1) 83/50, no. 66] to Thomas archbishop of York, Thomas de Percy and Payn Typetot, knights, Robert Pobelowe, clerk, Thomas Reed of Wales and John Tauk for the life of Joan wife of William Beauchamp, knight, with reversion after her death to Henry Grene and the other remaining feoffees. Philippa attorned to the archbishop and the others. The archbishop and the others transferred to William Beauchamp and Joan two parts and the reversion of the third part which Thomas Poynings alias St. John and Philippa then his wife held at that time. So she held a third part. The castle, town and lordship are held of the king in chief as one knight’s fee and by a rent of 1d., annual value £26 13s.4d. Date of death and heir as above [Edmund correctly given as son of Roger].
464
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coventry 5 Nov
The manor of Fillongley descended to Reynold Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448]. He by a fine [above, no. 450] granted it to John Hull and the other feoffees. The escheator allotted it to Philippa in dower with reversion to the trustees. Half is held of the honour of Leicester of the duchy of Lancaster as a third part of a knight’s fee, and the other half of the heirs of Philip Marmion, service unknown, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above [no. 463].
465
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Hinckley 8 Nov
The manors of Burbage and Barwell, 4 messuages, 80 a. and 40s. rent in Dadlington, and the advowsons of Burbage, Leire and Shackerstone descended to Reynold Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448]. He by a fine [above, no. 450] conveyed them to John Hull and the other feoffees. The manor of Barwell, the holdings in Dadlington and the advowsons of Burbage, Leire and Shackerstone were assigned to Philippa in dower with reversion to the feoffees. They are all held of the prior of Coventry, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. Date of death and heir as above [no. 463].
466
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Lymington 2 Nov
She held in dower of the king in chief, service unknown, and of no value except when a vacancy occurs: Thruxton, 1 fee once held by John de Cornewaille. Snoddington, Hook and Houghton, 1 1/2 fees held by Ingram Berenger. No tenant has died since the death of Philipp a. The reversion is to Reynold Grey of Ruthin, aged 30 years and more. Date of death and heir as above [no. 463].
467
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
YORK. Inquisition. Coxwold 12 Feb 1401
She held a third part of the manor of Ravensthorpe with Boltby in dower after the death of her husband, with remainder to Beatrice Lady de Roos of Helmsley, because Reynold de Grey of Ruthin, knight, kinsman and heir of the late earl [as in no. 448] after the death of John son of the late earl and before Philippa was dowered granted the whole manor to Beatrice for life, and all the tenants attorned to her. It is held of Alice countess of Kent of her manor of Kirkby Moorside by knight service, annual value of the third part 106s.8d. Date of death and heir as above [no. 463].
468
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
She held a third part of a tenement in Bishophill in dower after the death of her husband, with remainder to Beatrice Lady Roos of Helmsley for life, because Reynold Grey of Ruthin, the heir, granted it to Beatrice [as in no. 467] and all the tenants attorned to her. It is held of the king in chief in free burgage, annual value 6s.8d. Date of death and heir as above [no. 463].
469
Writ 8 Oct. 1400.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Bergh Apton by Brooke 23 Nov
She held in dower: Gooderstone, the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 40 marks. Saxthorpe, the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. Winfarthing, the manor, of the barony of Monchensy as 1 fee, annual value £20. Sutton, the manor, with the advowsons of Sutton and Brumstead, of Lord Mowbray of the manor of Forncett as 2 1/2 knight’s fees, annual value £50. Hockham, the manor, of the same lord of the same manor by a rent of 9d. for castle ward, annual value £20. Ashill, a third part of the manor called Uphall with the advowson, of the king in chief by the service of napery at the coronation, annual value 40s. Tibenham, the manor, of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds in socage by a rent of 1d., annual value 20s. She died on 25 Sept. Edward de Hastynges, knight, aged 19 years and more, in the king’s ward, is next heir. He is kinsman and heir of the earl of Pembroke, being the brother of Hugh de Hastynges, son of Hugh, knight, son of Hugh, knight, younger brother of John, elder son of Hugh, knight, brother of John, Knight, father of Lawrence, father of John. Edmund, son of Roger earl of March, brother of Philippa, her next heir in blood, is aged 9 years and more.
470
Writ 7 Oct. 1400.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Wickham Market 17 Dec
The manor of Otley descended to Reynold Grey of Ruthin [as in no. 448]. He by a fine [above, no. 450] conveyed it to John Hull and the other feoffees, and Hull released it to them. The escheator assigned it to Philippa in dower and she held it with reversion to the feoffees. It is held of Roger earl of March in socage of the honour of Gloucester, annual value £20. Date of death as above. Roger son of Edmund [recte Edmund son of Roger] earl of March, her brother and next heir, is aged 9 years and more.
C 137/25, no. 54
E 149/74, no. 7, 76, no. 1
E 152/360, 362, 367


RICHARD DE SANCTO MAURO, KNIGHT
471
Writ 17 May 1401.
DORSET. Inquisition. Maiden Newton 26 May
He held the manor of Winfrith Eagle of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee, by the gift of John Derby, Walter de Polton and John de Westbury, chaplains, to Nicholas de Sancto Mauro and Muriel his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Muriel, by a fine of Edward III [CP 25(1) 287/45, no. 541] shown to the jurors. Richard was their son and heir. The manor is worth £23 6s.8d. annually. He died on 15 May last. Richard his son and heir is aged 23 years and more.
472
Writ 17 May 1401.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage a great house with garden and four shops in the parish of St. Peter the Poor, by the house of the Austin friars. When occupied and rented the house is worth 5 marks annually, but it has long been unoccupied and unrented and worth nothing. The 4 shops and garden are valued at 40s. annually. Date of death as above. Richard de Sancto Mauro, knight, his son and heir, is aged 24 years and more.
473
Writ 17 May 1401.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Westbury 26 May
He held in his demesne as of fee: Wittenham, the manor, with the advowson of Rowley, of the heir of Thomas le Despenser of the honour of Gloucester by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 100s. Langham, the manor, of Humphrey Stafford, knight, of his manor of Southwick, service unknown, annual value 109s.8d. He also held in right of Ela, his wife, who is of full age and still lives: Westbury, half the manor, a quarter of the hundred and of the portmote of the manor, and the advowson of the chantry of St. Mary in the church there, of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £34 5s.6 1/2d. Hilperton, a quarter of the manor and of the advowson, of the duchy of Lancaster of the castle of Trowbridge by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 53s.4 3/4d. Imber, a quarter of the manor, of the prior of Bradenstoke, service unknown, annual value 26s.8d. Luckington, a third part of the manor, in dower, of Walter de la Pole, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, in right of Elizabeth, service unknown, annual value 74s.9d. Date of death and heir as above.
474
Writ 17 May 1401.
DEVON. Inquisition. North Molton 1 June
He held the manor of North Molton with the advowsons of North Molton and Black Torrington with Ela his wife of the king in chief by knight service, by the gift of John Chitterne and John Bromflet, clerks, by their deed and by licence of Richard II [CPR 1377–81, p.215], both shown to the jurors, to them, Edmund Seyntlou, clerk, and William de Brithlegh, deceased, and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Richard. There are 1 capital messuage, annual value nil; 3 cornmills, value 30s. payable by equal parts at the four principal terms; 4 carucates, 40s.; 800 a. gorse and heath at 1/4d. an a.; assize rents and rents of villein holdings, £31 6s.1 3/4d. at the four principal terms; assize rents of burgage tenants, 106s.3 1/4d. at Michaelmas; a rent of 100s. called ‘le yene’ at Michaelmas; pleas of courts of the manor, borough and hundred of North Molton, 33s.4d. by common estimation; and the advowsons of North Molton, 40 marks, and Black Torrington, 20 marks. Date of death and heir as above [no. 471].
475
Writ 17 May 1401.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Clifton 27 May
He held: [Meysey Hampton], the manor and advowson with all the knight’s fees belonging to the manor, of the earl of Stafford by knight service, amount unknown, annual value £26 8s.10d. He gave them to his son Richard, Alana his son’s wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his own right heirs. Richard the son still lives and has male issue. Clifton, third part of the manor with the advowson and knight’s fees, of the heir of Thomas le Despenser of the honour of Gloucester, annual value 60s.2d. Winterbourne, …, of Thomas de Bradeston, son and heir of Edumund de Bradeston, knight, in dower of Ela his wife, who survives him, from Thomas de Bradeston, her former husband, annual value £6 13s.4d. Tytherington, 10 a. meadow,… 2s.; and Horton, 2 messuages with orchards and gardens of no annual value, 259 a. arable at 2d., 20 a. meadow at 12d., 60 a. pasture at 4d., and 6 1/2 a. wood nil; of Walter Pole, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, of the inheritance of Elizabeth, by fealty. Breadstone, the manor with the advowson of the chantry of the chapel of St. Michael there, annual value £7 6s. Bulley, the manor, by fealty, annual value … Stinchcombe, the manor, annual value … Arlingham, 1 messuage with yards and garden adjacent, annual value …, 86 a. arable at 2d., 10 a. meadow at 2s., and 10 a. pasture at … Date of death and heir as above [no. 471].
476
Writ 17 May 1401.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bruton 26 May
He held: Castle Cary, Marsh with the borough of Wincanton, South Barrow and North Barrow, the manors, and the advowsons of Ansford and North Barrow, to himself and the heirs of his body, of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of John Derby, Walter Polton and John de Westbury, chaplains, to Nicholas de Seymour and Muriel his wife, his father and mother, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Muriel by a fine of 1358 [CP 25(1) 287/45, no. 541]. Richard was the son and heir of Nicholas and Muriel. The annual values are: Castle Cary manor with the advowson of Ansford and all the knight’s fees belonging to it, £126 17s.10d., of which the rents of the tenants of the manor at the four terms amount to £100; Marsh manor with the borough of Wincanton, £28 10s.5d., out of which the rents of tenants amount to £20; South Barrow, £7 16s.11d.; and North Barrow manor with the advowson, £11 3s.1d. The last two manors were granted by Richard to John Bull for rents of £7 16s.11d. and £11 3s.1d. payable at the four terms. Bratton Seymour, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, to himself, his heirs and assigns, annual value £6 4s.2d. Road, the manor and advowson, of Walter Rodeney, knight, by knight service, to himself and his heirs, annual value £27 15s.10d., including rents of £24 16s.3d. payable at Easter and Michealmas. Stoke Lane, the manor, of the heir of the earl of Salisbury by knight service, to himself and his heirs, annual value £8 19s.10d. Except for 18 a. wood of no annual value, he granted it to Stephen Forester and Richard Artowe at Michaelmas 1395 for 8 years at a rent of £8 19s.10d. payable at the four terms. Shepton Montague, certain lands and tenements, to himself and his heirs, of the heir of the earl of Salisbury by fealty in free marriage [sic]: 3 messuages with curtilages and 1 virgate, annual value 20s.; 336 a. arable at 1/2d.; 8 a meadow at 12d.; and 24 a. arable at 4d.; all granted at Easter 1400 to John Gane for 20 years for a rent of 26s.8d. payable at the four terms. Charlton Mackrell and Charlton Adam, certain lands and tenements, in fee simple to himself, his heirs and assigns, of Nicholas Poulet by a rent of 12d.: 2 messuages with curtilage and garden, annual value nil; 203 a. arable at 2d.; 8 a. meadow at 20d.; and 12 a. pasture at 8d.; all of which by a charter dated 20 Sept. 1383 he granted to Walter Sylvayn, esquire, who still lives, for life, for a rent of 33s.4d. payable at Easter and Michaelmas. He held jointly with Ela his wife, who survives him: Prestleigh, the manor, and Blackford, half the manor, of Elizabeth Palton of her manor of Croscombe by knight service, amount unknown, to them for the life of Ela, by the gift and demise of John Manyngford, John Fantleroy and John Bray, as appears by their charter shown to the jurors. The half manor is divided into four parts: East Hall, held of the heir of John Fitzrichard by knight service, amount unknown; ‘Whyteley’, of the heir of Thomas Courtenay by a rent of 6s.8d.; ‘Thystelham’, of the heir of the earl of Salisbury by a rent of 3s.4d.; ‘Brycestenement’, of Thomas Barthy by a rent of 20s. Long before this grant he was seised in his demesne as of fee of Prestleigh manor and half the manor of Blackford and conceded them to John Manyngford, John Fantleroy and John Bray for the life of Ela, as appears by his charter also shown to the jurors. Annual values, Presteleigh £8, the half of Blackford £6 9s.2d. Shepton Montague and Knowle by Bruton, lands called ‘Botevylestenement’ comprising 1 messuage with curtilage, annual value nil; 80 a. arable at 1d.; 5 a. meadow at 2s.; 16 1/2 a. pasture at 12d.; 1 a. wood nil; and 4 a. wood called ‘Schortwode’ nil; to them and their heirs of the heir of the earl of Salisbury by fealty, by the grant by charter of Richard Wayte, John Gregory, Walter Hyspynell and John Bakehous. Blackford by Compton Pauncefoot, the manor, of Reynold Cobham, service unknown, from Hamo Fitzrichard by a fine of 1393 [CP 25(1) 201/32, no. 1], annual value £4 5s.4d. North Woolston and South Woolston, a rent of 100s.8d. from 12 messuages, 51 a., and 4 a. meadow, payable at the four principal terms, of Reynold Cobham, service unknown, granted by the same fine. The 12 messuages etc. are held by the following tenants for life, with remainder to Richard and Ela and his heirs: Nicholas Cadbury and John his son, Agnes Wylkes, Robert Lyff and Joan his wife, Richard Forester and Margery his wife, Richard Love and Margery his wife, John Faukes, junior, and Maud his wife, John Miles and Margery his wife, John de Houpere and Alice his wife, Richard Toukere and Alice his wife, Nicholas Sugge and Joan his wife, John Plente and Juliana his wife, John Goulde and Joan his wife, and John Faukes, senior. Bratton Lyndes, a rent of 13s.4d. payable at Easter and Michaelmas, granted to them by John Swan for his life, as appears by his deed shown to the jurors. Date of death and heir as above [no. 471].
C 137/26, no. 55
E 149/77, no. 11


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF NICHOLAS AUDELEY, KNIGHT
477
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Heytesbury 18 Nov 1400
She held half the manors of Broughton Gifford and Ashton Gifford with the advowson of Codford by a grant of Adam de Fulford and William Peek, chaplains, to Nicholas, Elizabeth herself and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Nicholas. He died without heirs of his body. Roger Hillary and Margaret his wife granted the reversion of half of the above halves, which should have come to Margaret after the death of Elizabeth, by a fine of 1391 [CP 25(1) 289/56, no. 225] to Robert bishop of London, Reynold Grey of Ruthin, knight, John Markham, Hugh de Holes, and John de Woderove, now deceased, and the heirs of Hugh. They should now remain to the bishop, the other feoffees and the heirs of Hugh. Margaret and John Tochet, knight, are next heirs of Nicholas, Margaret, aged 50 years, being his sister, and John, aged 26, son of John, son of Joan, his other sister. The half manor of Broughton Gifford is held of the heirs of John Combe, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. The half of Ashton Gifford is held of the lord of Boyton, service unknown, annual value £10, the advowson 20 marks. Elizabeth died on 27 Oct. John [recte Henry] Beaumond, under age in the king’s ward, is next heir, being the son of John, son of John, son of John, brother of Elizabeth.
478
Writ 30 Oct. 1400.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 1 Nov
She held jointly with Nicholas half the manor of Badgeworth, by the grant of Adam de Fulford and William de Peek, the reversion being conveyed by the same fine of 1391 [above, no. 477]. Date of death, heirs of Nicholas and her heir as above, the age of John Tochet being given as 28 years and more, and of Henry Beaumond [correctly named] as 19 on 25 July last.
479
Writ 29 Oct. 1400.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 16 Nov
She held the manors of West Raddon, Newton Tracey by Barnstaple, and George Nympton, a quarter of the manor of Kilmington, and 6s. rent in East Anstey and West Anstey, with the advowson of Newton Tracey, to herself and the heirs of Nicholas by the grant of Adam de Fulford and William Peek, the reversion being conveyed by the fine of 1391 [above, no. 477]. West Raddon is held of the heir of the earl of March, who is under age in the king’s ward, by knight service, annual value £8 6d.; Newton Tracey with the advowson, of the heir of John de Welynton, who is under age in the ward of John Wroth, knight, by knight service, annual values, manor £4 10s., advowson 100s.; George Nympton of Robert Chalonner, knight, by knight service, annual value 33s.4d.; the quarter of Kilmington of Edward earl of Devon by knight service, annual value 26s.8d.; and the rent of Robert Cruwys by knight service. Date of death, heirs of Nicholas, Margaret being aged 51 years and more, and her heir Henry Beaumond, aged 12 years, as above.
480
Writ 29 Oct. 1400.
She held of the king in free burgage, to herself and the heirs of Nicholas and herself, one messuage in the parish of St. Gregory by St. Paul’s, by the grant of William de Bello Campo, brother of the earl of Warwick, to them, the heirs of their bodies, and the right heirs of Nicholas, annual value 10 marks. Also in free burgage, as all London is, she held one tenement in Shoe Lane in the parish of St. Bride in the suburbs, by the grant of Richard Rodbord, parson of Monnington on Wye, and William Peek, chaplain, to them, the heirs of their bodies, and the right heirs of Nicholas, annual value 50s. Nicholas, in his testament enrolled in the hustings and shown to the jurors, left the reversion to Elizabeth, William Nasshe and John Mareschall, his executors, to be sold after the death of Elizabeth and himself, the resulting money to be used to augment the services in the abbey of Hilton at the discretion and order of the executors. The reversion is therefore to them to dispose of in accord with his will. Date of death and heir of Elizabeth, aged 17 years and more, as above.
481
Writ 29 Oct. 1400.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater 17 Oct 1400
She held in fee tail by the gift made with royal licence [CPR 1385–9, p.239] of Richard Rodberd and William Peek, chaplains, to Nicholas, Elizabeth herself, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to his right heirs: Nether Stowey, Downend and Puriton, the manors, of the king in chief by the service of half a barony. Nether Stowey is valued in assize rents, arable, meadow and pasture in demesne, which were anciently let to farm, at 40 marks yearly payable at the four principal terms; Downend similarly at 60s.; and Puriton £20. Wollavington, the manor, of the abbot of Glastonbury by a rent of 1d., and worth annually in assize rents, arable, meadow, and pasture in demesne £24. Stockland Bristol, the manor; a third part of the heir of Thomas Tryvet by suit of court, a third part of the master of St. Mark, Bristol, by suit of court, and a third part of the prior of Stogursey by the rent of a rose; and Crandon, the manor, of the same heir of Thomas Tryvet by a rent of 2s. The two are worth 20 marks in assize rents payable at the four terms, including demesne arable, meadow and pasture anciently let to farm. Honibre, the manor, of Joan Lady Moune, service unknown. The manor and demesne lands are let to farm, assize rents of free and customary tenants including the farm, £20. Woolston, 1 messuage and 40 a. arable, of the heir of John de Bello Campo, of the manor of Downend by suit of court, annual value 40s. Nicholas died without heirs. John Tochet and Margaret who was the wife of Roger Hillary, knight, deceased, are next heirs. By a fine of 1393 [CP 25(1) 290/57, no. 293] shown to the jurors, William de Stretehay, now deceased, Thomas de Thikenes, Philip Stretehay and Richard de Snede recognised half the manors of Nether Stowey, Downend, Puriton, Woolavington, Stockland Bristol, Crandon and Honibre, with the messuage and 40 a. in Woolston to be the right of Margaret, and Roger and Margaret agreed for themselves and the heirs of Margaret that these lands, which Elizabeth widow of Nicholas Audeley held for life of the inheritance of Margaret, should after the death of Margaret go to John Tochet, son of John Tochet of Markeaton, knight, Thomas Tochet, parson of Mackworth, John Cokayn the uncle, John Tochet son of Richard Tochet of Mackworth, William Pakeman and the heirs of John son of John. Date of death, heirs of Nicholas, John Tochet being aged 29 years and more and Margaret aged 49, and of Elizabeth, Henry Beaumond aged 17 years and more, as above.
482
Writ 29 Oct. 1400.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Tyrley 12 Dec
She held in dower from her late husband: Audley and Balterley, a third part of the manors, and the manors of Endon and Over Longsdon, except for 30s. rent in Over Longsdon, Heighley, Balterley and Audley, with reversion except for the 30s. rent to John Tochet, knight, and Margaret who was the wife of Roger Hillary, knight, as next heirs of Nicholas, who held them in fee simple and died without heirs of his body. Alstonfield, a third part of one third of the manor, by assignment of Nicholas de Stafford, knight, deceased, which third part he held for life by the grant of Nicholas Audeley with reversion to himself and his heirs. The third part belongs after the death of Elizabeth to John Tochet and Margaret as above. Betley, the vill except for two parts of the fishponds and stanks, a third part of the park of Heighley, a third part of the manor of Horton, and 30s. rent in Heighley, Balterley, Audley and Over Longsdon, with reversion to John Tochet, son of John, son of Joan, sister of Nicholas, Margaret wife of Roger, the second sister, and Fulk Fitzwaryn, son of Fulk, son of Margaret, the third [half] sister of Nicholas, who died without heirs of his body, by virtue of a gift in tail by John de Kynardeseye. He gave them to Nicholas de Audeley, grandfather of Nicholas, and Joan his wife, and the heirs of the body of Nicholas. After their deaths James de Audeley, knight, son and heir of Nicholas, held them, and after his death Nicholas his son and heir. By a fine of 1393 [CP 25(1) 290/57, no. 294] Roger Hillary, knight, and Margaret his wife granted the reversion of the half manor of Endon, a third part of the manor of Betley, half the manor of Audley and half of one third of the manor of Balterley, which Elizabeth held in dower and which after her death should come to them and the heirs of Margaret, to William Stretehay, now deceased, Thomas Thikenes, Philip Stretehay and Richard Snede, and the heirs of Thomas Thikenes, for the life of Margaret, and after her death to John Tochet, knight, of Markeaton, Thomas Tochet, parson of Mackworth, John Cokayn the uncle, John Tochet, son of Richard Tochet of Mackworth, William Pakeman, and the heirs of John son of John. Audley and Balterley are held of the lady of Alton in socage, annual values, third part of Audley £16, third part of Balterley 13s.4d.; Endon of the earl of Stafford in socage, annual value £6(?); Over Longsdon of the heir of John de Horton in socage, annual value 50s.; third part of Betley of the heir of William de Betteley, annual value £6; and Horton of the earl of Stafford in socage, annual value 60s. Date of death, heirs of Nicholas, John Tochet being 28 years and more and Margaret 50, and of Elizabeth, Henry Beaumond 16 years and more, as above.
483
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Market Drayton 13 Dec 1400
She held: Ford and Newport, the manors, with various tenements in Muchel Aston by the grant of William Peeke and Adam de Fulford [above, no. 477]. Edgmond, the manor, to Nicholas and herself, the heirs of their bodies and the right heirs of Nicholas by the grant of Richard Rodbert, parson of Monnington on Wye, and Roger de la Nasshe, parson of Peterstone, with remainder failing such heirs to James de Audeley of Heighley, knight, and his heirs. Red Castle, the castle and manor so called, in dower of Nicholas, with remainder to John Tochet, Margaret wife of Roger Hillary, knight, and Fulk Fitzwaryn [as in no. 482]. By a fine of 1391 Roger and Margaret Hillary granted the reversion of half the manors of Ford and Newport and a third part of that of Edgmond to Robert bishop of London and other feoffees and the heirs of Hugh de Holes [as in no. 477]; and by a fine of 1393 they granted the reversion of a third part of Red Castle to William Stretehay and other feoffees and the heirs of John son of John Tochet [as in no. 482]. Ford, Newport and Edgmond are held of the king in socage; Red Castle of the heir of John Harcourt by a rent of 1d.; and the tenements in Church Aston of the king of the manor of Edgmond in socage; annual values, Ford £63, Newport £10, Edgmond £20, Red Castle £23 and Church Aston £4. Date of death, heirs of Nicholas, John Tochet being 28 years, Margaret 50 years, and Fulk Fitzwaryn 11 on 3 May, and of Elizabeth, Henry Beaumond, 16 years and more, as above.
Writs to the escheator of Shropshire and Staffordshire to partition the lands equally between John Tochet and Margaret Hillary. 7 Feb. 1401.
484
Writ 29 Oct. 1400.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 27 Nov
She held jointly with her husband: Newport in Cemais in Wales, the castle, vill, manor and lordship, by the gift of James de Audeley to them and the heirs of Nicholas, of the king by knight service, annual value £60. An agreement was made between William de Valence, former earl of Pembroke, and William Martyn, lord of the castle, lord of Newport in Cemais, by which William Martyn granted for himself and his heirs that the tenants of this lordship should make suit at the county court of Pembroke, and so it is held. In the lordship are the manor of Newcastle in Cemais with 1 messuage, 5 carucates, 1 mill, 3s.10d. rent, 250 a. wood and 5 a. meadow in Eglwyswrw, half of 5s. rent in Cilrhedyn, 1 messuage, 4 carucates, 1 mill and 3 a. meadow in Fagwyr Goch, and 3 carucates, 1 mill, 11s.9d. rent and 20 a. wood in Fishguard, by the grant of William Peek, Richard Bene and Thomas Kalne, chaplains [licence, CPR 1388–92, p.500, 4 Nov. 1391]. Monnington on Wye and Dilwyn, the manors, by the grant of James de Audeley to them and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion failing such heirs to him; Monnington of Thomas earl of Warwick of the honour of Colwyn by knight service, annual value £…, Dilwyn of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value £24. James de Audeley married Joan, who died. Then he married Isabel, and they had issue Margaret, and he died. Nicholas died. John Tochet, knight, son of John Tochet, Margaret widow of Roger Hillary, and Fulk Fitzwaryn, son of Fulk, son of Margaret, daughter of James by his second wife Isabel, are the heirs of James. By a fine of 1391 the reversion of the third part of the manors of Dilwyn and Monnington on Wye was conveyed by Roger and Margaret Hillary to Robert bishop of London, the other feoffees, and the heirs of Hugh de Holes [as in no. 477], and by a fine of 1393 the castle, vill, commote and lordship of Newport in Cemais, with 2 messuages, 3 mills, 12 carucates, 8 a. meadow, 270 a. wood and 20s.1d. rent in Eglwyswrw, Red Walls, Cilrhedyn and Fishguard, and a third part of the castle, manor, vill, hundred and lordship of Llandovery, and the commote of Perfedd and Hirfryn were conveyed to Nicholas and Margaret for the life of Margaret with remainder to John Tochet, son of John and others [as in no. 481]. Margaret is aged 50 years and more, Fulk Fitzwaryn 11. Date of death as above. Henry Beaumond, her next heir, as above, is aged 16 years and more.
C 137/26, no. 56
E 149/77, no. 9
E 152/355, 370
E 357/14, m.32


ALICE WIDOW OF AUBREY DE VEER, EARL OF OXFORD
485
Writ 29 April 1401.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Halstead 9 June
She held in dower: Steeple Bumpstead, the manor, of the inheritance of Richard de Veer, son of the earl, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. Beaumont cum Moze, the manor, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value beyond a rent of £10 granted to the abbot and convent of St. Osyth 66s.8d. Stansted Mountfichet, a rent of 16s.4d. from the manor. Eyston Hall, the manor, but Aubrey de Veer granted by charter to John Baryngton, John Aillemer and Richard Payn, his servants, 2d. each daily from it, payable by the farmer at Easter and Michaelmas. It is held of the earl of March, who is in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value beyond the grants 40s. She died on 29 April last. Richard her son and heir was 16 on 15 Aug. last.
486
Writ 1 May 1401.
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage, as all London is, a house in the parish of St. Augustine on the wall within Bishopsgate, annual value 8 marks. Date of death and heir, aged 15 on 15 Aug., as above.
487
Writ 29 April 1401.
KENT. Inquisition. Ospringe 18 May
She held in dower of Aubrey, of the king, of the castle of Dover as three quarters of a knight’s fee and by payment of 23s.10d. annually for the ward of the castle: Badlesmere, the manor and advowson, and in the vill 198 a. at 3d., 49s.6d.; 40 a. pasture at 2d., 6s.8d.; 24 a. of great wood, worth nothing beyond the services because it cannot be felled; 42s. assize rents from various tenants at the four terms; 5 cocks at 1 1/2d. and 31 hens at 2d., from various tenants at Christmas, 5s.9 1/2d.; and 280 eggs from various tenants at Easter at 5d. the 100, 14d. She also held there in gavelkind 400 a. of land and pasture at 3d., 100s. and no more because burdened with £7 3s.6d. payable annually to various lords of fees; and 3 a. of seasonable wood worth nothing because felled in the last two years, but when able to be felled worth 3s. Date of death as above. Richard de Veer, knight, aged 18 years and more, and John his brother, aged 12 years and more, are her sons and heirs.
488
Writ 29 April 1401.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford 6 June
She held in dower for life: Whitchurch, the manor, of Edmund earl of Stafford by knight service, annual value £30. Calverton, the manor and advowson, of the king in chief by a rent of 33s.4d., annual value of the manor £10. Date of death as above. Richard de Veer, her next heir, is aged 16 years and more.
C 137/26, no. 57
E 149/75, no. 3


THOMAS DE BELLO CAMPO, EARL OF WARWICK
489
Writ 8 June 1401.
SURREY. Inquisition. Guildford 14 Oct
He held to himself and the heirs male of his body the advowson of Cranleigh, granted with the king’s licence by a fine of 1361 [CPR 1361–4, p.105; CP 25(1) 288/46, no. 596] between Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, and John de Bukyngham and others, to him and his son Thomas and the heirs male of his body. It is not held of the king, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value nil. He died on 8 April. Richard his son and heir was 19 on 25 Jan.
490
Writ 12 April 1401.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Faringdon 27 July
He held in his demesne as of fee the advowson of Compton Beauchamp, not of the king in chief, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value 10s. Date of death and heir as above.
491
Writ 12 April 1401.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford 6 June
He held to himself and the heirs male of his body the manors of Hanslope and Quarrendon under a fine of 1344 made with royal licence [CPR 1343–5, pp.251–2; CP 25(1) 287/41, no. 332]. By this John de Melbourne and Roger de Ledbury, clerks, conveyed them to Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, and Katherine his wife, Guy their son and the heirs male of his body, and failing such heirs to Thomas his brother and the heirs male of his body. Thomas and Katherine died, and Guy died without heirs. Hanslope is held of the king by the service of being one of the chamberlains of the exchequer, annual value £60. Quarrendon is not held of the king, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value £26. He held the offices of chamberlain and usher of the exchequer by the grant of John de Bukyngham and others by a fine of 1361 [above, no. 489]. They are held of the king in chief by the service of the offices, value nil this year. Richard II granted on 27 April 1383 [CPR 1381–5, p.270] that his executors should hold his lands for one year after his death without rendering anything to the king, and spending the profits in accordance with his will. Date of death and heir as above.
492
Writ 12 April 1401.
He held in his demesne as of fee 3 messuages of the king by the service of 4s.2d. rent and the provision of 3 watchmen for the safeguard of the town, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
493
Writ 12 April 1401.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Uppingham 9 June
He held the manors of Barrowden and Greetham and the hundred of Wrangdike under a fine of 1344 [CP 25(1) 192/6, no. 36] by which John de Melbourne and Roger de Ledbury, clerks, conveyed them to Thomas de Bello Campo for life and to his sons, Rembrinus, now deceased, for life, and Guy and Thomas and their heirs male in turn. Guy died without heirs male. They are held of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown; annual values, Barrowden £20, Greetham 40 marks, the hundred beyond the fee of the steward 10 marks. He also held to himself and his heirs male by the grant of John de Bukyngham and others under a fine of 1361 [above, no. 489] the manor of Preston and Uppingham of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 40 marks. Grant of Richard II [as in no. 491]; date of death and heir as above.
494
Writ 12 April 1401.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Stratford 3 May
He held one knight’s fee in Westbarrow with the advowsons of North Fambridge and Stambridge by the grant of John de Bukyngham and others by a fine of 1361 (above, no. 489), of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown; the fee worth nothing this year, the advowsons 6s.8d. and 6s. Thomas Aldebury, clerk, held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Walthamstow Tony and by a fine of 1400 [CP 25(1) 290/59 no. 8], shown to the jurors, granted it to Thomas earl of Warwick and Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies. It is held of the king of the honour of Boulogne, service unknown, annual value 40 marks. Nicholas Lillyng, knight, Roger Tangele, clerk, and Thomas Aldebury held in their demesne as of fee the manor of Walthamstow Francis, and by their charter granted it to Thomas and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies. It is also held of the king of the same honour, service unknown, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
495
Writ 12 April 1401.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Newmarket 30 May
He held of the king in chief: Kirtling, the manor, conveyed by John de Melburn and Roger de Ledbury, clerks, by a fine of 1344 [CP 25(1) 287/41, no. 334] to the earl, Guy his son, and the heirs male of the body of Guy, with remainder to Thomas his brother and the heirs male of his body. It is held by knight service, annual value £30. Long Stanton, 10 marks rent, conveyed by John Bokyngham and others by a fine of 1361 [above no. 489]. Grant of Richard II [as in no. 491]; date of death and heir as above.
496
Writ 12 April 1401.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Devizes 9 June
He held: Cherhill, the manor, conveyed by John de Melbourn and Roger de Ledbury, clerks, by a fine [above, no. 495], of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, annual value £40. Woodborough, half a knight’s fee, conveyed by John Bukyngham and others by a fine of 1361 [above, no. 489], of the king in chief, with the advowson; values, fee nil this year, advowson 10s. Hinton, the manor, in his demesne as of fee, of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value 100s. Grant of Richard II [as in no. 491]; date of death and heir as above.
497
Writ 12 April 1401.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. St Albans 4 June
He held the manor of Flamstead, conveyed by John de Mellebourn and Roger de Ledebury, clerks, by a fine of 1344 [above, no. 495], of the king by the service of keeping the highway called Watling Street between Redbourn and Markyate; annual value £40. Grant of Richard II [as in no. 491]; date of death and heir as above.
498
Writ 12 April 1401.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Campden 14 June
He held the manors of Chedworth and Lydney and the advowson of the church of Notgrove, conveyed by John de Bukyngham and others by a fine of 1361 [above, no. 489], the manors of the earl of Gloucester, and the advowson of the earl of Essex, services unknown. At Chedworth is a capital messuage, annual value nil; 4 a. meadow, 4s.; underwood, 20s.; assize rents from free and customary tenants payable at Michaelmas and Lady Day by equal parts, £12; and pleas and perquisites of courts, 2s. In Lydney there are no buildings, but 2 a. underwood, 2s.; assize rents of free and customary tenants, £4; and pleas and perquisites of the court, 6s.8d. Edmund de Brugge, Richard Bromley, clerk, and Robert Russell held the manor of Childs Wickham by Evesham, and by their charter shown to the jurors conveyed it to Thomas, earl of Warwick and lord of Gower, and Margaret his wife, who survives, and the heirs of their bodies. It is held of the earl of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value £20. Grant of Richard II [as in no. 492], date of death and heir as above.
499
Writ 12 April 1401.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 11 June
Philippa widow of Guy de Bello Campo held the manor of Kibworth Beauchamp for life by the grant of Thomas de Bello Campo, senior, with reversion to Thomas the father and his heirs. He granted the reversion by a fine of 1383 [CP 25(1) 289/53, no. 79] to John Say, Richard de Pyryngton, clerk, and Richard de Brumlegh. They by another fine of 1383 [CP 25(1) 289/53, no. 81] granted it to Thomas, Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies. Philippa died and they held the manor. The tenure is of the king in chief by the service of napery at the coronation of the queen; annual value £50. The fines and royal licence for the grant were shown to the jurors. Date of death and heir as above.
500
Writ 12 April 1401.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Watton 8 June
He held the advowson of Shouldham priory of the king in chief, service unknown, by a grant of John de Bukyngham and others by a fine of 1361 [above, no. 489], annual value 10s. Philippa widow of Guy de Bello Campo held the manors of Saham Toney, Necton and Little Cressingham with the hundreds of Wayland and Grimshoe for life, by the grant of Thomas de Bello Campo the father, with reversion to Thomas. By fines of 1383 [above, no. 499] he granted the reversion to John Say, Richard de Pyryngton and Richard de Brumlegh, clerk, and they to him, Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies. Philippa died and so they held them, all of the king in chief, services unknown; annual values, Saham Toney £20, Necton £10, Little Cressingham 10 marks, the two hundreds 100s. Thomas Aldebury, clerk, held the manor of Panworth in Ashill and by a fine of 1400 [above, no. 494] granted it to Thomas, Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies. It is held of the earl of March of the honour of Clare, service unknown, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
501
Writ 12 April 1401.
With Margaret his wife he held a mansion in Old Dean’s Lane with 6 houses, 16 shops, 1 toft and the rent of 16 shops in the parish of St. Sepulchre, which Stephen Sutton, valet of the chamber of the earl, held for life. Hugh Segrave, knight, Richard de Pirryngton and John Hermesthorp granted these to them and the heirs of their bodies by their charter shown to the jurors. Sutton attorned to them. They are held of the king in free burgage, as is all the city, annual value £12. Date of death and heir as above.
502
Writ 12 April 1401.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Evesham 31 May
He held in his demesne as of fee: Fickenappletree, half the manor, of William de Bello Campo, knight, service unknown, annual value 40s. Grafton Flyford, 1 messuage and 1 carucate called Hill Court, and in Hadzor a wood called ‘Ovewode’ of the abbot of Westminster, service unknown, annual value 30s. Droitwich and Upwich, 2 salt vats and salt houses, 11 3/4 saltwater pans (duas salinas et bullerias, xj et iij quartr’ plumborum aque salse) and a rent of 26s.8d., of the king in socage, annual value of the saltpans and salt vats 20s. He held to himself and his heirs male by a grant of John de Bokyngham, bishop of Lincoln, and others, by a fine of 1361 [above, no. 489]: Worcester, the castle and shrievalty, with the hundred and members, the manors of Elmley Lovett, Yardley, Syntley and Abberley, and half a knight’s fee in Redmarley. The castle, shrievalty, hundred and members, and the manors of Elmley Lovett, Syntley and Abberley are held of the king in chief by knight service as half a fee. The castle with a parcel of meadow called ‘Castelsu’ is worth 40s. yearly, the shrievalty with the hundred and profits of a brine-pit (puteus acque salse) called ‘Shyreveshole’ in Droitwich, belonging to the shrievalty, 60s., the manor of Elmley Lovett 20 marks, the manors of Syntley and Abberley £20, and the half fee nil this year. Yardley manor is held of the abbot of Pershore, service unknown, annual value £10. By the grant of John de Melborne and Roger de Ledbury, clerks, by a fine of 1344 [above, no. 491] he held the manor of Shrawley in fee tail as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks. He held in his demesne half the manor of Perry by Worcester with a watermill called ’Frogmille’ under the bank of the moat of Worcester castle, annual value £6. Hugh de Segrave and Henry de Ardern, knights, and Richard de Pyryngton and John Harewode, clerks, held in their demesne as of fee the castle of Elmley and the manor of Elmley Castle, the manors of Wadborough, Stoulton, Salwarpe and Kersoe, as members and parts of the castle and manor of Elmley, and 14 saltpans and 20 marks rent in Droitwich, and gave them by their charter to the earl and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies. The manor of Salwarpe with the saltpans and rent are held of the prior of Coventry, service unknown, annual value £40. The rest are held of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value 100 marks. Edmund Brugge, John Aleyn and Richard de Tenedbury held 14 saltpans (salinas) in Droitwich and Upwich in their demesne as of fee, and of their salt house 14 saltwater pans (et de bullaria sua xiv plumborum aque salse) in Droitwich … Upwich, and by their charter shown to the jurors, gave them to the earl, Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies. The saltpans and salt house are held of Eleanor [recte Elizabeth?] countess of Kent, service unknown, annual value 4 marks. William Cokeseye and William Spernore, esquires, and Roger Tangeley and Richard Bromley, clerks, held in their demesne as of fee the manors of Bewdley, Grafton, Earls Croome, and Ribbesford with Brook and Lindon belonging to it, and 12 cottages, 8 messuages and £10 rent in Worcester, and granted them to the earl, Margaret and the heirs of their bodies by their charter shown to the jurors. Bewdley is held of the abbot of Pershore, service unknown, annual value 20 marks; Grafton of the abbot of Westminster, service unknown, 20 marks; Earls Croome of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, £10; Ribbesford of the earl of March, 20 marks; the cottages, 20s., and the messuages, £4, of the king in chief in socage. Long before he died the earl granted the following manors, not held in chief, for the lives of the grantees with reversion to himself and his heirs as appears by his charters shown to the jurors: Wyre Piddle and Little Comberton to Robert Huggeford for a rent of £6 payable in equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas; Great Comberton to William Parys for rent of a rose at Midsummer; and Hadzor to Nicholas Lyllyng, knight, for rent of a red rose at Midsummer. In virtue of the earl’s charters Robert Huggeford, William Parys and Nicholas Lyllyng were seised of these manors and so remained for the rest of the earl’s life. The castle of Worcester, the shrievalty and hundred, the manors of Elmley Lovett, Yardley, Syntley and Abberley, and the half fee were parcel of the lands which Richard II granted on 27 April 1383 that his executors should hold for one year after his death without rendering anything to the king [as in no. 491]. Date of death and heir as above.
503
Writ 12 April 1401.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Lymington 30 June
He held 2 messuages in Southampton and the office of weigher (pesagerie) there of the king in socage, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
504
Writ 12 April 1401.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 6 June
William de Herle, knight, and Thomas de Radeclyf, parson of Olney, by a fine of 1339 [CP 25(1) 177/75, no. 181] conveyed the manor of Moulton to Ralph de Basset of Drayton Bassett and Joan his wife for their lives, with successive remainders to Ralph de Basset the son and Joan, daughter of Thomas de Beauchamp, earl of Warwick, and the heirs of their bodies, the male heirs of Ralph de Basset, Ralph de Stafford for life, Richard de Stafford for life, Ralph son of Ralph de Stafford and his heirs male, Richard son of Richard and his heirs male, and finally to Thomas son of Thomas de Bello Campo the earl, and his heirs male. Thus he held it, of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee. Long before his death he granted by letters patent shown to the jurors to John Longevyll, esquire, 10 marks yearly for life; and to William Gyn custody of the warren of Moulton for life. Apart from these grants the annual value of the manor is £27. By the grant of John de Melbourne and Roger de Ledebury by a fine of 1344 [above, no. 491] he held the manor of Potterspury of the honour of Tutbury as one knight’s fee, annual value £20. Long before his death he gave the manor of Cosgrove, not held of the king in chief, to Nicholas Lyllyng for life to hold by the rent of a rose at Midsummer, with reversion to himself and his heirs. Potterspury is part of the lands included in the grant of Richard II of 1383 [above, no. 491]. Date of death and heir as above.
505
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Moulton 8 June Jurors as in last
He held in his demesne as of fee: Potterspury, the manor, of the earl of Hereford, of the honour of Gloucester, as one knight’s fee, annual value 37 marks. Moulton by Northampton, the manor, of Reynold Grey of Ruthin of his manor of Yardley Hastings as half a knight’s fee. Long before he died he granted to Nicholas Lyllyng, knight, all the houses in the lower manor of the manor of Moulton with warren, produce, pasture of ‘firses’, 4 fishponds, and herbage in the wood called ‘le Tofft’ for life for a rent of 10 marks; and to John Lungevill, esquire, 10 marks rent from the manor for life, with reversion to himself and his heirs. The annual value beyond this rent is £18 4s. He also held the reversion of the manor of Cosgrove and a rent of a red rose from the manor, which he gave to Nicholas Lyllyng for life with reversion to himself, annual value £20. It is held of the earl of his manor of Hanslope by a rent of one unmewed sparrowhawk or 2s. Date of death and heir as above.
506
Writ 12 April 1401.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 2 July
He held the castle of Painscastle and the manors of Elfael and Aberedw in the March by the grant of John de Melbourne and Roger de Ledebury, clerks, by the fine of 1344 [above, no. 495]. The castle and site of the buildings and the manor of Elfael are worth nothing yearly, the manor of Aberedw 10 marks. At Elfael there are 1 carucate worth 12s. yearly, let to farm payable at Michaelmas; 10 marks assize rents from the burgesses of Painscastle payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas; 6 a. meadow, 6s.; 3 forests, namely New forest, Old forest and Richard’s forest, worth £20 between the Invention of the Holy Cross and Michaelmas, and nothing thereafter; 3 pastures worth 10 marks from the Invention of the Holy Cross to All Saints Day, and nothing thereafter because common until Lady Day; 1 forest called Colwyn worth 10 marks between Hockday and Michaelmas, afterwards nil because common to all tenants and residents from Michaelmas to Candlemas; a pasture called ‘Utradgogh’ worth 26s.8d. and so let to farm payable at all Saints Day; assize rents this year of £13 6s.8d. called rent of St. Andrew, payable at Candlemas; courts monthly and three-weekly, 10 marks, and a hundred court every three weeks, 40s.; £13 6s.8d. rents at Midsummer; the custom called ‘kylfmayr’, £12 equally at Lady Day and Michaelmas; the custom called ‘cowegeld’ each third year, £4 15s. when it occurs, on May Day and was so paid in 1400; and 2 fairs on the eves of St. Barnabas and St. Simon and St. Jude, £6. They are held in right of the earldom of Warwick of the king in chief by knight service. Date of death and heir as above.
507
Writ 12 April 1401.
DEVON. Inquisition. North Tawton 6 Aug
He held the manor of South Tawton of the king in chief, service unknown, by the grant of John de Melbourn and Roger de Ledebury, clerks, by a fine of 1344 [CP 25(1) 287/41, no. 333], to Thomas earl of Warwick for life with successive remainders to Thomas his son for life, Guy, brother of Thomas and his heirs male, Rembrinus his brother and his heirs male and the heirs male of Thomas. There are 40 a. wood with pasture, annual value 2s.; 100s.1d. rent of assize payable at the four terms by equal parts; and pleas and perquisites of court, by estimation 18s. Date of death and heir as above.
508
Writ 12 April 1401.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Tamworth 15 Aug
Ralph Basset of Drayton Bassett, knight, gave all his lands in Walsall by the name of the manor of Walsall to William de Herle, knight, and Thomas de Radeclyve, parson of Olney, and their heirs by a fine of 1339 [CP 25(1) 287/40, no. 255], and they conveyed them to Ralph Basset for life with successive remainders to his son Ralph and Joan his wife, daughter of Thomas earl of Warwick, and the heirs of their bodies, the male heirs of Ralph Basset, senior, Ralph de Stafford for life, Richard de Stafford for life, Ralph son of Ralph de Stafford and his heirs male, Richard son of Richard and his heirs male, and finally Thomas de Bello Campo, the earl, and his heirs male. Sir Thomas held it of the king in chief at fee farm, paying annually £4, annual value £20. Thomas de Aldebury, clerk, held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Drayton Bassett, and 10 marks rent in Tamworth, and by a fine of 1400[above, no. 494] conveyed it to the earl, Margaret his wife and their heirs. It is held of the heir of Ralph Basset of Weldon of his manor of Great Weldon, service unknown, annual value £40. Long before he died by his charter shown to the jurors he granted to William Spernore the manors of Perry and Barr, not held of the king in chief, to hold for life by rent of a rose at Midsummer, with reversion to the earl and his heirs. Date of death and heir as above.
509
Writ 12 April 1401.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Warwick 6 June
He held in his demesne as of fee: Warwick, 6 messuages, formerly of Richard Heye, chaplain, and others, annual value 20s; 24 a. arable and 2 a. meadow, formerly of Robert Sotemay, 13s.4d.; and 2 a. quarry [sic], one formerly of William Aleyn and the other of Richard Greyne and John Mountford, 12d.; all held of the king in burgage; and 1 cottage, formerly of John Brewster, not held of the king, but of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value nil. Stratford on Avon, 1 messuage, worth 10s., in his hands by purchase of William Selot, the lord’s villein, held of John Prat and William Wenlok of the manor of Shottery, service unknown. By the grant of John de Melbourn and Roger de Ledebury, clerks, by a fine of 1344 [above, no. 495] he held Warwick castle and the manors of Warwick, Brailes, Claverdon, Tanworth, Sutton Coldfield, Berkswell and Lighthorne, extending as follows: Warwick, the castle, annual value nil; site of the manor nil; 300 a. arable, 40s.; 40 a. meadow, 40s.; an old park called Wedgnock, worth in the maintenance of the game £13 6s.8d; a several pasture called Packmores, 20s.; a watermill, £6 13s.4d.; a several pasture on the banks of the Avon, 66s.8d.; assize rents, £35 6d., payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas by equal parts; and pleas and perquisites of court with view of frankpledge, 60s. Brailes, site of the manor, nil; a dovecot, 5s.; pasture by the manor, 5s.; 4 carucates, 8 marks; 60 a. meadow, 60s.; underwood, nil this year because destroyed by the duke of Norfolk; assize rents, £33 9s.2d., payable as above; customary works at St. Andrew’s day, 20s.10d., and at Whitsun, 16s.8d.; a watermill, 20s.; pleas and perquisites of court with view of frankpledge, 40s.; and market tolls, 20s. Claverdon, site of the manor, nil; a park, beyond the keeping of the game 6s.8d.; 1 carucate, 13s.4d.; 30 a. meadow, 20s.; rents of tenants, £12 1s.6d., payable as above; and pleas and perquisites of court with view of frankpledge, 6s.8d. Tanworth, site of the manor, nil; the close there, 40d.; 2 carucates, 40s.; underwood, nil this year; 10 a. meadow at 6d.; assize rents, £10, payable as above; and pleas and perquisites of court, 6s.8d. Sutton Coldfield, site of the manor, nil; a dovecot, nil this year because not stocked; 200 a. waste land, 10s.; 15 a. meadow, 15s.; a park, beyond the keeping of the game 40s.; a fishpond and pond, 20s.; a watermill, 40s.; rents of tenants, £10, payable as above; and pleas and perquisites of court with view of frankpledge, 20s. Berkswell, site of the manor, nil; 200 a. arable, 26s.8d.; 20 a. meadow, 20s.; a park, beyond the keeping of the game 13s.4d.; underwood, 20s.; and assize rents, £29, payable as above. Lighthorne, site of the manor, nil; a dovecot, 3s.4d.; 3 carucates, 60s.; 30 a. meadow, 30s.; assize rents, £20, payable as above; and pleas and perquisites of court, 6s.8d. The castle and manors are held of the king in chief by a tenth part of the service of an earl. He also held the manors of Budbrooke and Grove Park to himself and his heirs, by the grant of John Hastang to Thomas his father, himself and his heirs male. Extents: Budbrooke, site of the manor, nil; 3 carucates, 60s.; 20 a. meadow, 20s.; assize rents, £8, payable as above; and pleas and perquisites of court, 10s. Grove Park, site of the manor, nil; and 1 carucate and 1 parcel of pasture, 33s.4d. These two manors are held of John de Beynton of Maxstoke, knight, service unknown. By the grant of John Bokyngham and others by a fine of 1361 [above, no. 489] he held the manor of Barford and one knight’s fee in Alcester of the king in chief, Barford as half a knight’s fee; annual value, Barford 100s., Alcester nil. On 12 Sept. 1392 he granted to Walter Power, esquire, £10 yearly in time of peace and £20 in war from the manors of Budbrooke, Grove Park and Haseley, payable by equal parts at Midsummer and Christmas. Richard II confirmed this on 4 July 1394 [CPR 1391–6, pp.465–6]. The rent was in arrears by 100s. when the earl died on 8 April last. Thomas Aldebury held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Ladbrooks in Tanworth and by a fine of 1400 [above, no. 494] conveyed it to the earl, Margaret his wife and their heirs. It is held of the king of the honour of Peverel as a tenth part of a fee, annual value 100s. Long before he died he gave the manor of Ashorne, not held in chief, to John Danyell for life to hold by the rent of a rose at Midsummer, with reversion to himself and his heirs. He also held in his demesne in fee tail under the fine of 1361 [above, no. 489] 40 marks rent in Moreton Morrell. Afterwards he purchased the manor of Moreton Morrell to hold to himself and his heirs. From this manor the above rent was customarily levied as rent in service, half from the holding of Nicholas Pype and half from that of Roger Tiryon. Later he enfeoffed Nicholas Lyllyng, knight, and others to hold to themselves and their heirs, without other payment than the 40 marks rent. This rent belongs to Richard his son and heir. Grant of Richard II [as in no. 491]; and date of death and heir as above.
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