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CIPM 18 - Part VI.

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THOMAS DE BELLO CAMPO, EARL OF WARWICK
510
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
SURREY. Inquisition. Shere 24 Jan 1403
No fees but only the advowson of Cranleigh, extended at 20 marks, which was taken into the king’s hands owing to the death of the earl.
511
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Walsall 15 Jan 1403
Taken into the king’s hands owing to his death was half a fee in Chillington, held by the heir of John Gyffard, annual value 20 marks. No advowsons or other fees were so taken because all belonged to the manor of Drayton Bassett, of which he and his wife Margaret, who still lives, were jointly seised, by the grant of Thomas Aldebury, clerk, by a fine of 1400 [CP 25(1) 290/59, no. 8].
512
Writ, for fees, 12 Jan. 1403.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 28 Jan
Taken into the king’s hands was 1 knight’s fee in Upper Melcombe and Nether Melcombe, held by the heirs of Ralph Basset and John Serne, annual value £40. There were no advowsons.
513
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 20 Feb
No fees were taken but the advowson of North Fambridge, which extends at 100s.
514
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. St Albans 3 March 1403
He held no fees, but the advowsons of Flamstead, extending at £20, and a free chapel in the manor there, 40s.
515
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 27 July 1403
The following fees were taken into the king’s hands, extending at the amounts shown: Crowle, 1 fee held by the preceptor of St. Wolstan’s, Worcester, and John Froxmere, 100s. Eckington, 1/3 fee held by Henry Greyndour, 33s.4d. Fairfield, 1 fee held by the heir of Thomas Botiller of Sudeley, knight, £20. Little Kyre, 1/2 fee held by Roger [le Mortymer], 40s. Redmarley Oliver, 1 fee held by Hugh Cheyne, knight and John Meysy, 66s.8d. Waresley, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Robert de Clare, 40s. Barrow, 1/2 fee held by the heir of William de Berewe, 20s. Norchard. 1/4 fee held by John Blount, 13s.4d. Woodmanton by Grafton, part fee held by the heir of Robert de More, … Eastham, 1 fee held by William Lyngorn, clerk, and others, £20. Shelsley Beauchamp, 1 fee held by William Wysham, knight, £10. And the following advowsons: Little Comberton, 6 marks. Great Comberton, 20 marks. Shrawley, … Elmley Lovett, £10. Abberley, 100s. Hadzor, 10 marks. Witton St. Mary, 5 marks. Upton Warren, 10 marks. St. Peter by Worcester castle, free chapel, 15s. Droitwich, chantry, £11 13s.4d. He also held jointly with his wife [by the grant] of Henry de [Ardern], knight, Richard de Peryngton and John Harewode, clerks, William Cokesey and William Spernore, esquires, and Roger Tangely and Richard Bromley, clerks, … to them and the heirs of their bodies …
516
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 3 Oct
The following were taken into the king’s hands: Wing, 1 fee held by the abbot of Thorney, £10. Ridlington, 1 fee held by John Holand, knight, £10. Glaston, 1 fee held by the heir of Robert de Haryngton, knight, 20 marks. Lyndon, 1/2 fee held by the heir of John Davys, knight, 10 marks. Martinsthorpe, 1/2 fee held by John Seyton, 100s. Barrow and Wenton, 1 fee held by Robert Sherard in right of his wife, and by the prioress and nuns of Stamford, £10. Manton, 1/5 fee held by John Lylford, 10 marks. Cottesmore, 1 fee held by John Daprichecourt, knight, £12. Pilton, 1/4 fee held by John Uffynton, 100s. North Luffenham, 1/40 fee held by the heir of John Basset, 2s. Barrowden, 1/40 fee held by the heir of Robert Nevyle, 2s. And the following advowsons: Cottesmore, £20. Barrowden, 20 marks. South Luffenham, £10. Preston, 100s.
517
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Banbury 28 Nov
The following were taken into the king’s hands: Drayton, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Richard de Ardern, £10. Sibford, 1 fee held by the heir of Thomas de Brocton and Robert [sic, no surname], £15. Chadlington, 1 fee held by the heirs of Richard de Boyvill and Nicholas de Aston, £20.
518
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 1 Nov
In Hanslope the following were taken into the king’s hands: 1/2 fee held by John Bosno, £10. 1 fee held by William Brampton in right of his wife, 20 marks. 1/4 fee held by Thomas Knyght, clerk, 40s. 1/4 fee held by the heir of Robert Mancell, 40s. 1/4 fee held by the heir of Richard Newenham, clerk, 26s.8d. 1/40 fee held by the heir of John Fraunceys, 5s. 1/40 fee held by the heir of Richard Hoese, 5s. 1/8 fee held by Walter Dastyn, 20s. And the following advowsons: Hanslope, 70 marks. Quarrendon, a chantry in the church, 60s. Hanslope, a chantry, 40s. Castlethorpe, a chantry, 40s.
519
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Remenham 6 Nov
The following were taken into the king’s hands: Aston Upthorpe and Winterbourne, 1 fee held by the heirs of Gilbert son of John de Ellesfeld, £20. Compton Beauchamp, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of Peter de Eketon, £10. Swallowfield and Shinfield, 1/2 fee held by the heir of John de Sancto Johanne of Langham, £20. Beech Hill and Garston, 1/10 fee held by the heirs of John Blount, 40s. Ashampstead and Basildon, 1 fee held by the heir of Ralph de Knyveton, £20. Remenham, 1 fee held by the heir of Peter de Monte Forti, £10. Also the advowson of Compton Beauchamp, 10 marks.
520
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Brackley 12 Oct
The following were taken into the king’s hands: Norton by Daventry, 1 1/2 fees held by the heir of Geoffrey de Cornewayle and the heir of John Golafre, £20. Muscott, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Philip Gerveys, 60s. Strixton, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Richard Preiers, 10 marks. Yardley Gobion, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Henry Gobyon, 20s. Easton Maudit, 1 fee held by the heir of Lawrence Trussell, 100s. Ashton, 1/4 fee held by the heir of John Hardershull, £10. Southwick and Perio, 1 fee held by the heir of Peter de Monte Forti, 20 marks.
521
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 4 Nov
The following were taken into the king’s hands: Brinkley, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of John Mouhon and Andrew Mouhon, 60s. Whittlesford, 1/4 fee held by Edmund de Thorp, knight, in right of his wife, 40 marks. And the following advowsons: Kirtling, 20 marks. Brinkley, 10 marks.
522
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Newent 1 Dec
The following were taken into the king’s hands: Weston, 1/2 fee held by William Reymund, £10. Sezincote, 1/2 fee held by the abbot of Bruern, 60s. Dorsington, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Henry de Preyers, £10. Dry Marston, 1/2 fee held by the prior of Little Malvern, 100s. Poulton, 1 fee held by William Beaumont, £20. Purton on Severn, 1/4 fee held by the heirs of John ap Adam, 100s. Compton Greenfield, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Maurice de Berkeley, £10. Over, 1 fee held by John de Berkeley, knight, £10. Westcote by Stow on the Wold, 1/2 fee held by Giles Mallory, knight, £10. Bromsberrow, 1 fee held by Hugh Waterton, knight, £10. Also the advowson of Notgrove, 100s.
523
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 9 Dec
The following were taken into the king’s hands: Stoke Edith and Upper Sapey, 1 fee held by the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, £15. Westhide, 1 fee held by John son of Walter Helion, 100s.; and 1/2 fee held by the heirs of John le Brut, Thomas Rauley and the abbot of Gloucester, £10. Chadnor, 1 fee held by the heir of Thomas de Chabbenore, 20s. Winforton, 1 fee held by the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, uncle of Roger de Mortuo Mari, junior, knight, 100s. Eyton, 1 fee held by the heir of John de Penbrugge, 40s.
524
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Andover 16 Sept
The following were taken into the king’s hands: ‘Wynkeleye’, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of Sir Edward Kendale, £10. Shalden, 1 fee held by the heir of Sir John de Hampton, £20.
525
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
The following were taken into the king’s hands: Lydiard, 1 fee held by William de Bray, knight, £20. Combe, 1/5 fee held by the heir of John Tony, 40s. Tidcombe, 1/10 fee held by the heir of Peter Oliver, 20s. Woodborough, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Adam de la Ryvere, 10 marks. Costow, 1 fee held by the abbot of Stanley, £20. Britford, 1 fee held by the heir of Thomas de Seint Omer, £20. And the advowsons of the free chapel of Cherhill, 40s., and of Woodborough, 10 marks.
526
Writ, for fees, 1 Nov. 1402.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Angmering 12 Jan 1403
The following was taken into the king’s hands: Rumboldswyke, 1 fee which the heirs of John de Foxle, and Walter de Wik held, £10.
527
Writ, for fees, 15 July 1402.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Warwick 4 Nov
The following were taken into the king’s hands: Farnborough, 1 fee held by Thomas de Raleigh, £20. Seckington and Wilnecote, 1 fee held by Thomas Burdet, £20. Dosthill, 1/2 fee held by John Burdet, knight, £10. Baddesley, 1 fee held by the heir of John Harecourt, £10. Mancetter, 1/2 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, £10. Amington, 1 fee held by William de Clyndon, knight, £20. Curdworth, 1/2 fee held by Helen de Ardern, 100s. Moxhull, 1/2 fee held by Helen de Ardern, 100s. Wiggins Hill, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Ralph Wylyngton, 40s. Whitacre, 1/4 fee held by the heir of John Pecche, 60s. Elmdon, 1/2 fee held by the same, 100s. Waver Marston, 1/4 fee held by the heir of Hugh de Hereberd, 60s. Whittington, 1 fee held by William lord of Atterley, £20. Great Packington, 1 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth, 100s. Sheldon, 1/2 fee held by Richard Arundel, knight, £15. Corley, 1/2 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, £10. Baxterley, 1/6 fee held by the heir of John de Harecourt, 60s. Longdon, 1/20 fee held by the abbot of Westminster, 40s. Chelmscote, 1/2 fee held by Thomas Holand, £10. Shotteswell, 1 1/4 fees held by Baldwin Bereford, knight, and John Beauchamp of Holt, knight, £20. Ratley and Upton, 1 fee, 1/10 fee and 1/4 fee held by John Maynwarying, the heir of Hugh de Upton and John de Upton, £13. Brailes, 1/6 and 1/4 fee held by the heir of John Segrave and the heir of John Mountfort, 70s. Barton, 1/4 fee held by William Ranes and John de Clynton, 40s. Compton Wyniates, 1/2 fee held by Edmund Compton, £10. Charlecote, 1/2 fee held by the heir of John de Mountfort, 100s. Fenny Compton, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Thomas de Ardern, 100s. Bedsworth, 1/4 fee held by Thomas Archer, 40s. Monkspath, 1 fee held by William Mountfort, £10. Wormleighton, 1 fee held by the heir of John Harecourt, £20. Pillerton Hersey, 1 fee held by John de Thornebery, knight, £20. Walton Deyville, 1 fee held by Mabel [recte Maud] widow of John Lestraunge, knight, £20. Walton Mauduit, 1/20 fee held by the same Mabel [recte Maud], 10s. Winterton, 1/2 fee held by the heir of Lord le Despenser, 100s. Whitchurch, 1 fee held by the heir of Peter de Monte Forti, £20. Wellesbourne, 1 fee held by the same, £20. Weston and Barcheston, 1/2 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, and Edward Benstede, knight, and Joan his wife in right of Joan, £10. Mollington, 1/2 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth, £10. Halford, 1/4 fee held by the heir of John Fosse, £10. Cherington, 3/4 fee held by Thomas Lucy, £10. Compton Verney, 1 fee held by Richard Northlond, knight, in right of his wife, £20. Willoughby, 1/2 and 1/5 fee held by the master of the hospital of St. John of Oxford, and the heir of Thomas de Ardern, £10. Napton on the Hill, 1/5 fee held by the heir of Ralph Basset of Sapcote, 40s. Grandborough, 1/10 fee held by the heir of Robert son of Adam de Napton, 20s. Shuckburgh, 2 parts and 1/3 fee held by John Catesby and the prioress of Wroxall, £10. Harborough, 1 fee held by William Hathewyk, £20. Birdingbury, 1/2 fee held by John Olney of Weston, £10. Marton, 1/2 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, £15. Hill Wootton, 1 fee held by William de Clynton, knight, £20. Shiten Hodnell, 1/6 fee held by the abbot of Combe, 40s. Hodnell Gurmunt, 1/5 fee held by John Harryes, 40s. Hodnell Bruiz, 1/3 fee held by the prioress of Nuneaton, 60s. Rugby, 1/2 fee held by Edmund earl of Stafford, £10. Binley, 1/20 fee held by the abbot of Combe, 20s. Astley and Milverton, 1 fee held by the heir of Nicholas de Asteley, £20. Marston, 1 fee held by the same, £10. Hunningham, 1/4 fee held by Edward Metteley in right of his wife, 100s. Radbourne, 1/10 fee held by John Catesby, 20s. Walcot, 1/5 fee held by the dean and chapter of St. Mary’s, Warwick, 40s. Frankton and Kenilworth, 1/2 fee held by Thomas de Molyngton, £15. Baginton, 1/2 fee held by William Bagot, knight, £10. Holme, 1/6 fee held by the abbot of Rocester, 20s. Bedworth and Willey, 1 fee held by William de Beauchamp, £15. Little Lawford, 1/5 fee held by the abbot of Combe, the abbot of Pipewell and the heir of Geoffrey Crofte, £10. Barnacle and Shilton, 1/2 fee held by John Beauchamp of Holt, knight, and Roger Grisley in right of his wife, £10. Ladbroke, 1 fee and 1/4 fee held by John Catesby and the master of the hospital of St. John of Oxford, £15. Woodcote, 1/6 fee held by Thomas Hubaud, 40s. Coundon, 1/16 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, 10s. Radford and Fulready, 1/2 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth, £10. Brandon, 1/2 fee held by Richard de Arundell, knight, £10. Thurlaston, 1 fee held by the heir of Thomas duke of Norfolk, £20. Draycote and Bourton on Dunsmore, 1 fee held by Guy bishop of St. Davids and others, £20. Lillington, 1 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth, £20. Ashow and Caldecote, 1/2 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth and William Allesley, £10. Cawston, 1/2 fee held by the abbot of Pipewell, £10. Avon Dassett and Hunscote, 1 fee and 1/2 fee held by the heir of John Pecche and by Thomas de Erdyngton, £30. Exhall, 1/4 fee held by William Corbyson of Kenilworth, 40s. Upton, 1 fee held by Thomas de Molyngton in right of his wife, £20. Billesley, 1 fee held by the same, £10. Coughton, 1/2 fee held by Guy Spyney, 100s. Spernall, 1 fee held by the heir of Nicholas Durnashale, £10. Alcester, 1/2 fee held by William de Bello Campo of Powick, knight, 100s. Preston Bagot and Kington, 1 fee held by the master of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, £10. Snitterfield, 1 fee held by William de Bello Campo, knight, £20. Fulbrook, 1/3 fee held by William Vaux, Thomas Knyght, clerk, and others, 100s. Hatton and Beausale, 1/16 fee held by the heir of Richard Abovebrook and Richard Ask, 20s. Studley Hay and Studley Pandonger, 1/4 and 1/42 fee held by William de Beauchamp, knight, 105s. Wilmcote, 1 fee held by John Lyle, £10. Luddington, 1/4 fee held by John Wyard in right of his wife, 100s. Loxley, 1 fee held by the prior of Kenilworth, £15. Stretton on Fosse, 1/2 fee held by Margaret widow of Roger Hillary, £10. And the following advowsons: Warwick, deanery of the college of the Blessed Virgin Mary, held by Thomas Yonge, clerk, extending at £20 when it occurs; and five prebends there held by Robert Mile, William Brugge, Thomas Knyght, Robert Roule, and Richard Bromley, clerks, each extending at 100s. Warwick, priory of St. Sepulchre, 10 marks. Warwick, hospital of St. John, 100s. Warwick, hospital of St. Michael, 40s. Lighthorne church, 20 marks. Berkswell church, £20. Sutton Coldfield, 20 marks. Wedgnock, free chapel called Cuckow church, 40s.
C 137/28, no. 58
C 47/9, no. 40


HUGH HASTYNGES, KNIGHT
528
Writ 25 June 1401.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Barton Stacey 10 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee in chief of Edward III by knight service 2 a. in Sutton Scotney lying in the open field called ‘Hentechele’ between the lands of William White on both sides, annual value 11d. He died on 29 July 1347. Edward Hastynges, knight, is his kinsman and heir, namely brother of Hugh, esquire, son of Hugh, knight, son of Hugh, knight, brother of John son of Hugh Hastynges. On 12 May last he was aged 19 years. The escheators have held the lands since his death and accounted for the revenues.
C 137/29, no. 60


WILLIAM HERTHILL
529
Writ for proof of age, stating that he was in ward of Roger Sapurton, who should be warned. 28 Feb. 1401.
[Endorsed] He was warned by John Northfolk and John Norreys.
WARWICK. Proof of age. Tamworth 10 March
Duly examined the jurors say that William Herthill, kinsman and heir of Richard Herthill, knight, was born at Baginton and baptised there on 25 Jan. 1380, and so is aged 21 years and more. Thomas Mydelmore, aged 50 years and more, was present in the church at the baptism, and his son Thomas was then married to Joan there. Robert de Aston, 53 and more, Adam Seyntcler, 48 and more, William Hawe, 46 and more, and Thomas Waryng, 44 and more, were at Warwick on that 25 Jan. before the king’s justices, when Giles Herthill, knight, the father, was told of the birth. Roger Whatcroft, 50 and more, was married to Joan his wife in that church on that 25 Jan. Thomas Codyngton, 52 and more, remembers because his house was burnt down on that day, and those who came to help told him that Giles Herthill, knight, had a son by Katherine his wife on that day. Robert atte Grene, 51 and more, John atte Merssh, 48 and more, Richard atte Byrches, 44 and more, Henry Barkere of Tamworth, 49 and more, and John Notehurst, 53 and more, began a pilgrimage to the court of Rome on the day that William was born and baptised.
C 137/29, no. 61


THOMAS SURTEYS, KNIGHT, SON AND HEIR OF ALEXANDER SURTEYS
530
Writ for proof of age, stating that he was in ward of Margaret Surteys, his mother, who should be warned. 20 July 1401.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Proof of age. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 28 Oct
John Corbet, aged 54, Adam de Seeton, 53, William Holgrave, 60, William Hydewyn, 62, Robert de Hedle, 49, and Robert de Belyngham, 48, duly examined, say that Thomas was 21 years of age on Monday 18 April. This they know because they were at Durham for an inquisition with the sheriff about the death of John Boukyn of Gateshead when William Bowes, knight, came and told them that Alexander Surteys had a son born, and baptised in the church of Dinsdale on Tees, and that Thomas S [sic] was godfather, and he and others were there; and by the date of the inquisition in the custody of the coroner, William de Chestre, they are sure of his age. William Benet, 48, Robert Heburn, 51, William de Wodeburn, 43, John Prestewyk, 47, John Bekynton, 55, and John Yongare, 45, say that Alice wife of William Benet was in Alexander’s house at Dinsdale on Tees when Thomas was born, and afterwards in church where she was godmother. William Bent and a certain John Pykdene took Thomas Surteys to Silton in Yorkshire to be in the care of a nurse there on the morrow of Trinity, when he was aged 6 weeks. Also they say that John de Dalton, chaplain of Alexander, wrote the name and date of Thomas’s birth in a missal in the church, and this writing proves his age. It is also proved by the inquisition on Alexander in Northumberland [CIPM XV, no. 411].
C 137/29, no. 62


NICHOLAS SPENSER
531
Writ 12 March 1401.
Nicholas Spenser, formerly citizen of London, held in his demesne as of fee a tenement called ‘le Welhous’, 4 shops with solars above in Bowyers Row in the parish of St. Martin Ludgate, and 2 shops with solars outside Ludgate in the same parish, all of the king in free burgage, annual value £10. He died on 9 Sept. last. John Gerard is next heir, being the son of John, son of Nicholas Gerard, brother of Robert Horner, father of Thomas, father of Maud, mother of Nicholas Spenser, and aged 42 years and more.
C 137/29, no. 66


JOAN WIDOW OF JOHN SON OF THOMAS BLANCHARD
532
Writ to assign dower 22 Oct. 1400 [CCR 1399–1402, p.220].
Cutteridge: the hall and lower chamber to the south end of the same; the lower chamber east at the north end of the same hall; the east end of the kitchen, about half of the same house [i.e. kitchen ?]; the east grange on the south side of the mansion with granary under one roof, with a little stable there for two horses; a little room next to the stable; half the garden on the east side; 1 messuage with curtilage and half the dovecot called ‘Hugones’; 1 a. arable in the common field called ‘Hugonesacre’; 1 croft of arable called ‘Brodecroft’ in the common field; 1 a. arable called ‘Cokkecroft’; 1 a. arable called ‘Hugonescroft’; 1 parcel of arable called ‘Langebre…’; 1 a. meadow and 1 a. pasture called ‘Ecroftes’; 1 parcel of meadow called ‘la More’, and 1 parcel of meadow called meadow at ‘Strethende’; 1 a. meadow called ‘Cokkesmede’; 1 parcel of pasture called ‘Petresclose’; 1 parcel of pasture called ‘Southgroves’; 1 grove of wood and underwood; and rent and services from the lands which William Heyder holds at will. This is about a third part of the lands which John Blanchard her former husband held in his demesne as of fee. Also £8 17s.9d. of the farm of the manor of Barford St. Martin with the bailiwick of the forest called ‘la S…’ [torn off] in Grovely Wood which John Blanchard granted to Bernard Brocas and others, [a third part of] £26 13s.4d., the farm which John Blanchard had.
C 137/29, no. 69


MARGARET WIDOW OF WILLIAM LUCY, KNIGHT
533
HEREFORD. Assignment of dower in the absence of the next heir who did not wish to be present. Leominster 19 Sept 1401
Richard’s Castle lordship: 1 meadow called ‘Parkmedowe’ with the second crop of the same; 2 other meadows called ‘Astemedowe’ and ‘Shawemedowe’; all lands, tenements, meadows, pastures, rents and services in Batchcott, Rochford and Overton; all lands called ‘Masoneslondes’; 1 pasture or close called ‘Hakelettes close’; assize rent of 3d. yearly in ‘Hylle’ and Halton; all rents and dayworks of tenants of the manor of Richard’s Castle, namely by custom certain mowings of corn; and 2 woods called ‘Evenes’ and ‘Sonheld’.
C 137/29, no. 70


JOAN WIDOW OF THOMAS QUATREMAYNS
534
From the manor called ‘Quatremaynsplace’ of North Weston, and all lands etc.: In the capital messuage 1 high chamber at the end of the hall towards the east, with 1 drawing chamber and adjacent latrine, 2 low chambers under the high chamber, 1 called ‘wolhous’ and the other ‘norcerye’, with a latrine in the latter; 1 little stable attached to the high chamber in the internal part of the manor; 1 house under one roof, having 3 doors, attached to the said stable in the interior of the manor, which house has 3 workshops called ‘pressynghous’, ‘larderhous’ and ‘malthous’ and one high chamber over the ‘larderhous’ and ‘malthous’ with free ingress and egress by the doors of the hall; 2 bays of a long house under one roof covered with straw next to the ‘pressinghous’; a third part of the profits of the dovecot with free ingress and egress; 2 bays of the great barn to the south with the portico annexed; a third part of ‘Rekheys’ next to the said barn; 2 bays in the great sheepfold towards the west; and 1 bay in the piggery to the north. And a third part of the following: the croft called ‘Dykedecroft’ containing 2 1/2 a. to the east; the croft called ‘Frankeleynescroft’ 2 a. to the east; the great garden with ‘le Assheheys’ to the south; the curtilage called ‘Orchard’ to the north; the croft called ‘Brodecroft’ to the north; ‘Cotageheys’ to the south; the pond with fishery; and ‘Moryeveheys’. And rents of free tenants, 30s.1 1/2d.: Hugh Swon, 8s.10d.; Nicholas Sherewynd, 7 1/2d.; John Baylly, 10s.8d; John Carpenter, 10s. Fifty-three a. arable lying in the following furlongs: 1/2 a. in ‘Nethermersshacr’ next to land of John Hamelden on the north; 1 a. in ‘Netherhachet’ to the south of John Knyghtwyne; 1/2 a. in ‘Overhachet’ to the north of William Baldyndon; 1 ‘havedlond’ in ‘Mersshydych’; 2 a. in ‘Behyndelangedon’ to the south of Roger Pope; 1/2 a. in ‘Uponlangedon’ next to John Carpenter on the west; 1 a. in ‘Lepesdon’ next to Roger Pope on the east; 1/2 a. in the same next to the rector of Thame; 1 a. called ‘Thornyacre’ towards ‘Lepersonhul’; 1 a. in the same furlong to the west of Walter Seykyn; 1 a. called ‘Pykedacre’ in ‘Pykede’ to the south of Roger Pope; 1 a. called ‘Langelond’ in ‘Langdongrene’ to the west of the said Roger; 1 a. in ‘Goselond’ to the south of the said Roger, and 1/2 a. to the south of William Wace; 1/2 a. in ‘Ryhamfeld’ on the north of William Baldyndon; 1 a. in ‘Hangelond’ to the east of ‘Frameseworth land’; 2 a. in ‘Brodeweye to the west of Roger Pope, and 1/2 a. in the same field next to Nicholas Gater; 1/2 a. in ‘Northsandfurlong’; 1/2 a. in ‘Thamemanland’ to the north of Walter Seykyn; 2 a. in ‘Stonycroft’ to the west of John Hamelden; 1 a. in ‘Oversand’ to the west of Thomas Pede; 1 a. in the ‘Quocche’; 1 a. in ‘Efurlong’ to the west of Thomas Pede, and 1 a. in the same between the lands of Thomas Pope on both sides; 1 a. in ‘Otefurlong’ to the south of John Middelwod; 1 a. in ‘Gosylake’ to the east of William Baldyndon, and 1/2 a. in the same to the west of William Knyghtwyne; 1/2 a. in ‘Morefurlong’ to the west of Walter Seykyn; 1 a. in ‘Quychefurlong’ to the east of John Hamelden; 1 a. in ‘Milleway’ next to Roger Pope; 2 a. in ‘Hammefurlong’ to the north of John Weston; 1 a. in ‘Brokefurlong’ to the west of Roger Pope; 1 a. in ‘Tyshull’ to the east of Roger Pope, and 1/2 a. in the same to the south of John Carpenter; 1 1/2 a. in ‘Behynderyggewey’ to the west of Richard Elys; 1 a. in ‘Myllyngesford’ to the south of William Baldyndon; 1 a. in ‘Malybrok’ called ‘Hedacre’ next to Roger Pope, and 1/2 a. in the same to the south of John Weston; 2 1/2 a. in ‘Mussefurlong’ to the south of Roger Pope; 1 a. in ‘Whethull’ to the west of John Weston; 1/2 a. in ‘Brodewey’ to the west of John Weston, 1 a. in the same to the east of Thomas Pede, and 1 1/2 a. to the west of Alice Colles; 3 a. in the furlong next the gate of the manor on the way to Thame to the north of 2 spinneys called ‘Hawethornes’, and 1/2 a. in the same next to the road to Thame, 1 a. outside (extra); 1/2 a. on ‘le Stampe’ next to Thomas Pede to the north, 1 a. on the same to the south of ‘Fermelond’, and 1/2 a. to the south of John Wotton; 1/2 a. to the north of John Wotton; 1/2 a. to the south of Roger Pope; 1/2 a. to the north of ‘Fermelond’ [last 4 items repeated]; 1 a. to the north of Richard Elys, 1 a. outside (extra); 1/2 a. by the road to Thame called ‘Cristemershull’; 1/2 a. ‘Behynde Assheheys’ to the north of Richard Elys, 1 a. in the same furlong lying next to ‘Dykedecrofte’, 1 a. outside (extra), and 2 roods in the same with a third part of the water called ‘Wateryngplace’. Also assigned to Joan: 10 a meadow, of which 2 a. are called ‘the Fereyte’, 2 a. the ‘Mylletene’, and 1 a. lies in the ‘Lynchetene’, a third part of ‘Bolehok’ extending lengthwise to east and west, 1 1/2 roods lie in ‘Brodedole’ on the west, 1 a. in ‘Astmede’ to the west, 1 a. in the meadow called ‘Fourtene’ extending lengthwise to north and south, and 2 a. lie by ‘le Bryggeacre’. In Thame, a third part of the rent of 2 burgages which Thomas Quatremayns held of the bishop of Lincoln by the service of 1d. rent and suit of court twice yearly. In Henley upon Thames, in the capital messuage of Thomas there called ‘Gobyonsplace’, 1 high chamber at the end of the hall to the north, 2 low chambers attached to the hall, another high chamber next to the first high chamber, with a kitchen under; 1 garden next to the kitchen with free egress and ingress by the doors of the hall; 1 vacant place on the north of the kitchen; thus by metes and bounds marked and defined. Henley upon Thames, 3 a. arable in the fields which Thomas Clobber holds, of which 3 roods lie in a field called ‘Aldefeld’ to the south of Thomas Clobber, 3 roods in the same field between the lands of Thomas on both sides, 3 in a field called ‘Drayerys’ between his lands on both sides, and 3 more in the same between his lands on the north; and in 1 a. called ‘Medeacre’ a third part of ‘sexti Horstoke’; and 4d. rent of certain tenants. In Rotherfield Greys, a third part of the formerly built up place called ‘Ardernes’ to the south; 27 a. 1 rood of fallow land scattered in various crofts: 2 a. in ‘Parkcroft’ to the east with bounds annexed, 5 a. in ‘Huydecroft’ with bounds to the east, 2 a. in ‘Crokydcroft’ next ‘Huydecroft’ with bounds, 1 a. in ‘Crokydcroft’ by ‘Brodefeld’ to the east with bounds, 2 1/2 a. in a croft next to ‘Ardernesplace’ to the south with bounds, 3 a. in ‘Longecroft’ to the north with bounds; 2 a. in ‘Rethermerefeld’ to the east with bounds; 2 a. in ‘Shepecroft’ with bounds; 1/3 a. in ‘Heyronescroft’ to the east with bounds; 7 a. in ‘Brodefeld’ to the south with bounds; 2 a. arable lengthwise by the ditch of the meadow called ‘Retherfeldsmede’; and 1 rood of meadow to the east in the meadow of Rotherfield Greys. In Standlake 19s.9d. rent from free tenants: from Thomas Fyssher 16s., and from Robert Besyly 3s.9d.
C 137/29, no. 71


THOMAS DE ASSELE, KNIGHT
535
ex officio
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service the manor of Bingley, extending in Bingley, Priesthorpe, Eldwick, Lees, Hainworth, Cottingley, Marley, Cullingworth, Micklethwaite, Gilstead and ‘Birstford’, annual value £13 6s.8d. He died on 2 Nov. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 22 years and more.
C 137/29, no. 72
E 152/364, no. 2


RALPH BASSET, KNIGHT
536
ex officio
Ralph Basset of Drayton Bassett, knight held in his demesne in fee simple of the king in chief by knight service: Walsall, half the manor, with 1 messuage, 120 a., 20 a. meadow, 4 a. pasture and 10 a. wood which Ralph Basset, knight, his grandfather, acquired from Alice Archer; 10 a. called ‘Godfordesland’ which his grandfather acquired from Richard Hillori, parson of Wolstanton; 12d. rent from lands and tenements held by Adam de Wytton there and in Wyrley; 2 messuages, 1 toft and 1/2 virgate which John Petyt and Adam Tailour once held there, which he gave to William Coleson and the heirs of his body, with reversion failing such heirs to himself and his heirs; and 1 messuage and 1 garden lying in ‘Russhehalestrete’ which he granted to John Flecher of Walsall and Alice his wife and John their son for their lives for a rent of 6s.8d., which rent and reversion he held at his death. Annual value of all, apart from the reversions, £20. He died on 5 May 1389 without heirs of his body. Edmund earl of Stafford, son of Hugh, son of Ralph, son of Margaret, sister of Ralph Basset, father of Ralph, father of Ralph, is heir, aged 23 years and more. Thomas de Bello Campo, formerly earl of Warwick, by colour of a fine of 1339 to Ralph Basset by William Heerle, knight, and others [CP 25(1) 287/40, no. 255] intruded upon the half manor, lands and tenements over the royal possession, which pertained to the king owing to the successive minorities of Thomas and William, late earls of Stafford, and Edmund now earl of Stafford, who were all in the king’s ward, and took the issues and profits, until the death of Thomas earl of Warwick on 8 April. For the issues he is answerable to the king.
C 137/29, no. 73


THOMAS DE NORMANTON
537
ex officio
He once held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Normanton and lands in Swarby comprising by estimate 1 messuage, 40 a. arable and 10 a. meadow. He had three daughters, Margaret, Isabel and Elizabeth. After his death they entered and divided his lands. Margaret took half the manor of Normanton, Isabel the other half, and Elizabeth the lands in Swarby. Roger Punchard dispossessed Margaret without a judgment and all her life she claimed against him. He died leaving a son, Ralph, an idiot. Margaret entered her part, and a certain brother Brian Gray and Eustacia mother of Ralph ejected her in the name of Ralph. She died without heirs of her body. Elizabeth, whilst still under age, married William Nicolson, also under age, and they both still under age alienated Elizabeth’s lands in Swarby to Roger Punchard. He died holding them. Elizabeth had three daughters, who are still alive, Nicola married to Peter Bayllyf, Joan married to John Camyn of Cowick, and Avelin a. Elizabeth died, and Isabel is dead, and the daughters of Elizabeth, sister of Margaret, are therefore her heirs. All is held by Ralph, the idiot, and should belong to the king on account of his madness. The manor is held of Thomas Bardolf, service unknown, annual value of the half 20s. The lands in Swarby are held of Walter Pedwardyn, knight, service unknown, annual value 10s.
C 137/29, no. 74


JOHN SON OF WILLIAM HOOD
538
DEVON. Inquisition. Herton 29 Aug 1401
John Hood, son of William Hood of Northcott, is an idiot from birth. He held 1 messuage and 1 ferling in Northcott, which he gave to William Hood and William his son in fee simple. William the father died. William the son has held it for 9 years past and still holds and occupies it; annual value 40d. John Hood is still alive.
C 137/29, no. 75


JOAN COKE
539
DEVON. Inquisition. Great Torrington 27 Aug 1401
Joan Coke was an idiot from birth. She held 1 messuage and 10 a. in the tithing of Torrington, which she gave to Thomas Somer, his heirs and assigns. Thomas is dead. Joan his widow has occupied and taken the profits from the beginning of Lent last, on behalf of Joan his daughter and heir; annual value 2s.
C 137/29, no. 76


RALPH HASTYNGES, KNIGHT
540
Writs, ordering the inquisition below to be sent into chancery, 20 and 22 June 1401.
[Endorsed] The escheator received the writs at Richmond on 2 July and despatched them with the inquisition on the following day.
Another writ, ordering release of the lands, 15 Oct. 1401 [CCR 1399–1402, p.428].
ex officio
Ralph de Hastynges, knight, of Slingsby held in his demesne as of fee of Thomas, son and heir of Thomas duke of Norfolk, of his manor of Thirsk by knight service, the castle and manor of Slingsby with its members in Slingsby, Coulton and Howthorpe. The castle and manor of Slingsby are worth £16 annually, payable, by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun, Coulton 40s., and Howthorpe £8, both payable at the same terms. He died on 27 Oct. 1397. Richard de Hastynges, knight, his son and heir, will be 20 years of age on 24 Aug. next.
C 137/29, no. 78
E 149/76, no. 5


WILLIAM WYNGEFELD, KNIGHT
541
ex officio
William Wyngefeld, knight, held 16 marks rent in Paston, Milton, Borough Fen and Castor and a wood of 3 a. in Paston, annual value 7s.6d., with reversion after his death to Robert Veer, late duke of Ireland, and his heirs. By his forfeiture they should belong to the king. William died on 25 May 1399. Aubrey de Veer and Alice his wife held them from that date until 12 Nov. 1399. Since then John Holand of Paston has held by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.78] shown to the escheator and jurors.
542
ex officio
He held the manor of Market Overton, annual value £20, with reversion to Robert Veer, as above. Maud countess of Oxford has occupied it since his death, and taken the profits. Date of death as above.
543
ex officio
He held with reversion to Robert Veer, late duke of Ireland, who forfeited to Richard II, and his heirs: Paston, 10 a. separately enclosed, namely 2 a. wood and the rest untilled pasture; the covering of the 2 a. wood would sell altogether at 5 marks beyond the cost of the enclosure; and 1 garden called ‘le Moreyerd’ with ash trees growing in it, total value of trees for felling 2 marks. Milton, 2 a. wood called ‘Blackmanneswode’, the crop being worth 100s. for sale beyond the cost of the enclosure. They are in the hands of John Holand of Paston, title unknown. He once held 1 a. wood called ‘Grumbaldeswode’ in Milton, now worth nothing because Thomas Gerard of Milton took away all the timber to his own use and the king’s loss of 40s., title unknown. Similarly he once held a garden in Paston called ‘le Welleyerd’ with ash trees, worth nothing because John Holand has removed them, title unknown, with loss to the king of 40s.
E 149/77, no. 3


ISABEL WIDOW OF EDMUND DE DRAYTON
544
ex officio
She held for life certain lands jointly with Edmund her husband in Market Drayton, Eyton and Eaton. He was outlawed for felony. She died on 20 April last. They descended to Richard, brother and heir of Edmund, who was also outlawed. They are worth 40s. annually and are so let to farm, payable at Easter and Michaelmas.
E 149/77, no. 7


RICHARD LENYET
545
ex officio
Richard Lenyet, who inherited a messuage and 30 a. in Tenbury, is an idiot from birth. They are held of the manor of Tenbury, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d. On 10 July 1400 at Pershore, a horse worth 20s. was the cause of the death of William Smyth of Pershore. On 10 April 1400 in the Severn by Worcester castle a boat worth 6s.8d. caused the death of John, son of John Carpenter of Clevelode.
E 149/77, no. 19


WILLIAM DANGULEM, KNIGHT
546
ex officio
He held the manor and advowson of Stour Provost for life by the grant of Richard II, annual value £23 6s.4 1/2d. He died on 26 Aug. last.
E 149/79, no. 12


WALTER BROMWICH
547
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford 11 March 1401
Edmund de Mortuo Mari, late earl of March, gave to Walter Bromwich an annual rent of 20 marks from the manor of Mansell Lacy for life. He died on 9 Feb. last. The rent should revert to Edmund, son and heir of Roger late earl of March, who is under age in the king’s ward. Edward de Charleton and Eleanor his wife hold the manor in dower since the death of Roger, her late husband.
E 149/76, no. 9


JOHN SEWARD
548
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 6 Aug 1401
John Seward of Winterslow held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 1 messuage, 32 a. and 8 a. wood in Winterslow; the reversion of 15 a. arable and pasture for 30 sheep in Winterslow ‘South’ which Alice Dodenammes holds in dower; and the reversion of a toft, 4 1/2 a. and 1 rood which John Willy holds for a term of years in the same, of the king in chief by a rent of 5s.2d. and suit of the hundred of Amesbury every 3 weeks; annual value of all nil. He died on 21 Dec. 1394. Richard Godeman is next heir, being the son of John Godeman, son of Edith, sister of John Seward, and aged 39 years and more.
E 149/77, no. 15


RICHARD MAUDELEYN, CLERK
549
Writ 5 May 1402.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 20 Sept
He held nothing in Surrey. He died on 28 Jan. 1400. Who is his next heir is unknown.
C 137/30, no. 1


JOHN LYNFORD
550
Writ 7 Oct. 1401.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Newport Pagnell 17 Oct
He held the manor of Sherington in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. He died on 3 Aug. John his son and heir is aged 28 years and more.
551
Writ 7 Oct. 1401.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 14 Oct
He held in right of Katherine his wife, who survives him: Manton, the manor called ‘Luffewykmaner’, of the earl of Warwick by the rent of one sparrowhawk or 2s., annual value 8 marks. Ridlington, Glaston, Langham and Normanton, 4 marks rent, of the same earl of his manor of Morcott by suit of court twice yearly at Morcott. He died on 3 Aug. John, son of John and Katherine, his heir, is aged 32 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 2


WILLIAM SPERNORE
552
Writ 5 Oct. 1401.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Henley in Arden 22 Oct
He held the manor of Spernall for life, of Richard, son and heir of Thomas late earl of Warwick, under age in the king’s ward, of the castle of Warwick as half a knight’s fee, with reversion to Walter Holt as son and heir of Eleanor, daughter of Nicholas Dirnasall, annual value £6 13s.4d. He died on 30 Sept. Walter Holt was aged 19 years and more on 18 July. Margaret is William’s daughter and next heir, aged 16 years and more.
553
Writ 5 Oct. 1401.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Walsall 28 Nov
He held nothing of the king in chief, but Thomas de Bello Campo, earl of Warwick, after his marriage to Margaret, who survives him, granted his manors of Perry and Barr to William for life for the rent of a rose at Midsummer, with reversion to himself and his heirs. Richard de Bello Campo, knight, the son of Thomas, is heir, aged 19 years on 25 January. They are not held of the king in chief but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual values, Perry 100s., Barr 5 marks. He died on 25 Sept. Margaret and Joyce his daughters and heirs are aged 17 years and 10 years, and more.
C 137/30, no. 3
E 152/376, no. 1


WILLIAM FIENLES, KNIGHT
554
Writ 22 Jan. 1402.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 28 Jan
He held nothing in the county. He died on 19 Jan. Roger his son and heir is aged 16 years and more.
555
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Twyford 26 Jan 1402
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief a bailiwick in the forest of Windsor called ‘le Twychene’ by a rent of 10s. to the castle of Windsor, annual value 24s.6d. Date of death and heir as above.
556
Writ 22 Jan. 1402.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Romsey 27 Feb
He held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir as above.
557
Writ 22 Jan. 1402.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Hailsham 27 Feb
He held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/30, no. 5
E 152/375, 378


JOHN ALISAUNDRE OF OUSBY
558
Writ 27 Nov. 1401.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Penrith 10 Jan 1402
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 1 tenement and 12 a. arable and meadow with one eighth of the lordship of the town of Ousby, as a twenty-fourth part of a knight’s fee, at a cornage rent of 6d. and also 22 1/2d. at the exchequer of Carlisle for socage, annual value 4s. He died on 25 April 1400. Robert his son and next heir is aged 30 years and more. William de Louthre and Robert de Mulcastre, knight, formerly escheators, held the lands and took the profits, because held of the king in chief.
C 137/30, no. 6


JOHN MARSSHTON
559
Writ 22 April 1402.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 30 March
He held in his demesne of fee: Little Sutton, 2 messuages, 1 1/2 virgates and 3 a. meadow, of the king in socage by rent of 4s.6d. payable by the sheriff in equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas and suit of court at the hundred of Munslow once yearly, annual value 10s. Corfton, 4 a. arable, of Hugh Burnell, knight, Lord Burnell, of the manor, service unknown, annual value 4d. He died on 12 March. Thomas his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 7


JOHN PATENEY, CLERK
560
Writ 30 Oct. 1401.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 19 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee in Mitcham 1 a. of the earl of Stafford, who is under age in the king’s ward, by a rent of 2d., annual value 8d.; a parcel of meadow, comprising 3 roods and 1 swath, of whom is unknown, annual value 8d.; 5 a. arable of the prior of Merton by a rent of 2 1/2d., annual value 8d.; 4 1/2 a. of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, by a rent of 3d., annual value 6d. the a.; and 1 toft and 1 a. of John Dymmok, esquire, by a rent of 4d., annual value 6d. He died on 4 Nov. 1400. Who is his heir is unknown.
C 137/30, no. 8


MARGARET WIFE OF JOHN DE PEKEBRYGGE, KNIGHT
561
Writ 12 Feb. 1402.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Huntingdon 5 April
She held two parts of a toft, 40 a. arable, 4 a. meadow and 6 a. wood in Washingley of the king in chief as two parts of one fortieth of a knight’s fee by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value nil beyond the rent. She died on 7 Aug. last. John son and heir of John and Margaret was 15 years of age on 30 Jan.
C 137/30, no. 9
E 149/78, no. 6


ELIZABETH WIFE OF THOMAS BEKERYNG, KNIGHT
562
Writ 28 May 1402.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 6 June
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown: Burnham, one third of two parts of the manor called Huntercombe. Beaconsfield, a third part of the advowson, annual value with the above 20s. Eton, one third of two parts of the manor, annual value 20s. She died on 22 April last. John Rous her son and heir is aged 24 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 10
E 149/78, no. 5


ROBERT ASSHEFELDE
563
Commission to Roger Drury, knight, Thomas Derham, Richard Alred, Thomas Hethe and Henry Notyngham to enquire about the concealment of divers wards and marriages in Norfolk and Suffolk, which should pertain to the king. 4 Feb. 1402 [CPR 1401–5, p.68].
sic
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Little Haugh of the king in chief by knight service, and enfeoffed by the king’s licence [CPR 1399–1401, p.387, 25 Nov. 1400] John Ixworth, Walter Ixworth and John Berton, clerks, and others, and he took the profits before and after the enfeoffment all his life. Roger Drury, knight, who held and still holds 1 1/2 a. of meadow in Thurston of that manor by fealty and a rent of 13d. yearly, and John Bayle of Hessett, senior, who also held and still holds certain lands and tenements by a rent of 6d. and other lands, never attorned for these services; and so Robert Asshfelde died seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor and services. The above feoffment was made on condition of enfeoffing Robert, grandson and heir of Robert, when he became 21, thus by fraud and collusion excluding the king from the wardship and marriage of Robert. Annual value £20. He died on 18 Aug. 1401. Robert the heir, son of John, son of Robert, was aged 12 years and more at that time, and was taken into the ward of Roger Davy, and so remains. He also held in his demesne as of fee half the advowson of the priory of Ixworth and 1d, rent of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 4d. [Cf. CIM VII, no. 208].
564
Writ 20 April 1402.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Henhow 10 May
He held in his demesne as of fee: Little Haugh, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service of the barony of Hatch Beauchamp in Somerset as a twenty-fifth part of a knight’s fee, annual value £20. Stowlangtoft, the manor and advowson, with lands and tenements in Stowlangtoft, Yoxford, Langham, Bardwell, Winston, ‘Belyngham’, Hepworth, Weston, Walsham, Hunston, and Great and Little Ashfield, of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds by knight service, annual value £20. Stanton, 1 tenement called ‘Mekelfeldis’ with the advowson of half the church, of the tenants of the manor of Horsford by knight service, annual value 5 marks; another tenement there called ‘Nicholis de Stanton’ and another called ‘Toroldys’ of the said abbot, service unknown, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir, aged 14 years and more, as above.
565
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Wimbotsham 2 Jan 1404
Robert de Asshfeld of Suffolk held in his demesne as of fee the manor called ‘Dersynghamsmanere’ in the vills of Beechamwell and Barton Bendish of James Byllyngford, service unknown, annual value 10 marks; and the manor called ‘Josysmanere’ in Shingham of the earl of March of the honour of Clare, service likewise unknown, annual value 5 marks. Date of death and heir, aged 14 at the time of the elder Robert’s death, as above. John Berton, clerk, has held and taken the profits since his death, title unknown.
C 137/30, no. 11
C 137/45, no. 68


JOHN PONTON
566
Writ 16 Feb. 1402.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 5 April
John Ponton of Exeter, outlawed in London on 19 July 1395 at the suit of Robert Skyres, executor of William Horbury, clerk, in a plea of debt, held in his demesne as of fee 2 messuages and 2 gardens in Exeter in Paul Street; 4 shops and a cellar in Smith Street; 1 messuage, 1 garden and 4 shops outside the south gate; 1 messuage inside the gate; 3 cottages and a garden outside the east gate; and 1 messuage outside the north gate; all held of the king in free burgage, as is all the city of Exeter, annual value 30s. He granted them all by his charter on 9 June 1396 to Adam Skut of Exeter, his heirs and assigns. He died on 19(?) July 1396 [eve of St. Margaret, Saturday, 20 Richard II, but Saturday was 15 or 22 July]. Richard his brother and next heir is aged 40 years and more. John Copleston, escheator, and the other escheators have held the premises since the outlawry and taken the profits. At present all are ruinous and empty and no one is occupying or taking the profits.
C 137/30, no. 12


JOHN PAULYN OF HUNMANBY
567
Writ 12 Sept. 1402.
YORK. Inquisition. Kilham 30 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 2 messuages, 4 1/2 tofts and 11 1/4 bovates in Hunmanby and 4 1/2 bovates in Fowthorp in Hunmanby by knight service, annual values, messuages and tofts 12s., bovates 45s.; and one other bovate and messuage in Hunmanby of Thomas Prendergest by knight service, annual value 6s. He died on 10 Aug. last. William his son and heir is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 13


RICHARD MALBYSSH
568
Writ 1 May 1402.
YORK. Inquisition. York 12 July
He held in his demesne in fee tail to himself and his heirs male by the grant of John Fairefax, clerk, the manors of Acaster Malbis, Copmanthorpe and Scawton, annual values £30, £10 and £10. Of whom Copmanthorpe is held is unknown: the others are of Richard Fairefax by knight service. He died on 1 Nov. last. William his son and heir is aged 9 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 14


JOHN FRESSHEVYLE OF PALTERTON
569
Writ 8 Oct. 1382.
Copy of inquisition, 29 Oct. 1382 [CIPM XV, no. 766].
Writ, reciting the above, reporting the assertion that Beatrice widow of John Fresshevyle, pregnant when he died, had borne another daughter. 1 July 1402.
DERBY. Inquisition. Chesterfield 15 Aug
Beatrice widow of John, son of John Frechevyll, was pregnant when he died, and gave birth to Isabel, another daughter and heir, now aged 19 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 15


RALPH DEYNCOURT
570
Writ 14 Feb. 1402.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Wooburn 25 Feb
The manor of Wooburn was taken into the king’s hands owing to the death of William Deyncourt, who held in chief of Richard II, and the minority of Ralph his son and heir, who died in the king’s ward. It is held of Henry bishop of Lincoln as one knight’s fee, annual value £16. Ralph died on 7 Nov. 1384. John Deyncourt, knight, his brother and heir, is aged 20 years and more.
571
Writ 14 Feb. 1402.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Bingham 21 Feb
The manor of Granby was taken into the king’s hands for the above reasons. It was held in chief of Richard II by knight service, annual value £34. Date of death and heir as above.
572
DERBY. Inquisition. Bolsover 18 Feb 1402
Ralph Deyncourt, a minor in the king’s ward, held the manor of Holmesfield in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by foreign service, annual value £15 payable at Martinmas and Midsummer; but William Deyncourt, his father, long before he died, granted Ralph de Nevel, knight, John Ferefax, Richard de Duthap, Matthew de Torkesey, Robert de Wyclyff, clerk, and John Deyncourt of Whaley, their heirs and assigns a rent of 100 marks from this manor and other lands and tenements in other counties, as appears by his charter. Ralph also held the manor of Elmton in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by foreign service, annual value £6. Date of death and heir as above.
573
Writ 14 Feb. 1402.
DERBY. Inquisition. Bolsover 23 Feb
The following manors were taken into the king’s hands for the above [no. 570] reasons: Holmesfield, held of the king in chief by foreign service, value in gavelage rents payable at Martinmas and Midsummer £15. Elmton, held of the king in chief by foreign service, annual value in rents, services and gavelage £6. Date of death and heir as above.
574
Writ 14 Feb. 1402.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Welford 24 Feb
Taken into the king’s hands for the above reasons were 17 virgates of land and meadow in Duddington by Collyweston, held of the duchy of Lancaster of the inheritance of the earldom of Lincoln by a rent of one unmewed sparrowhawk, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
575
Writ 14 Feb. 1402.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Sleaford 15 July
The manors of Blankney and Branston were taken into the king’s hands for the above reasons. Richard II granted them to John Nevyl of Raby, knight, to hold until the full age of Ralph or the next heir. They are held of the king by barony, annual value £42. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/30, no. 16
E 149/79, no. 4


BALDWIN DE RADYNGTON, KNIGHT
576
Writ 17 Nov. 1401.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. North Newton 1 Dec
He held for life by the courtesy of England with reversion to William Wroth, esquire, the son and heir of Maud his wife, in North Newton 1 messuage, 100 a., 20 a. meadow, 6 a. wood and 6 a. pasture; and in Exton 1 messuage and 20 a. meadow. They are held of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. William Wroth is aged 28 years and more. Emma atte Wode, Baldwin’s sister and next heir, is aged 40 years and more. He died on 16 Nov. last.
577
Writ 17 Nov. 1401.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Enfield 5 Dec
He held for life by the grant of Robert Rynge, William Hweler and others the manor of Durrants in Enfield, with remainder to William Wroth, esquire, son and heir of his wife. It is held of the countess of Hereford by knight service, annual value 10 marks. He died on 16 Nov. last. Emma atte Wode, his sister and next heir, is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 17


JOHN FREMAN
578
Writ 8 June 1402.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Lincoln 22 June
Because of the outlawry of John Freman at the suit of John Rasyn, clerk, in a plea of debt on 19 Nov. 1386, 1 waste messuage and 3 bovates in Faldingwoth came into the hands of Richard II. They are held by knight service in fee tail of the fee of Hay, which Thomas de Holand, late earl of Kent, forfeited to the king; annual value 13s.4d. He died on 8 Dec. 1398. Richard Neny is his heir, being the son and heir of Joan, his daughter, and was aged 22 on 14 Sept. 1399.
C 137/30, no. 18


THOMAS SON OF AGNES WIDOW OF HENRY SEGERE OF YEOVIL
579
Writ 16 June 1402.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil 22 Sept 1402
Owing to the madness of Thomas, son of Agnes, widow of Henry Segere, a half messuage in Yeovil is in the king’s hands. It is held of the rector of Yeovil by a rent of 1/4d. and suit at the rector’s court, annual value 4s. He died on 7 July 1401. Margery wife of William Jolyf, his aunt and heir, is aged 30 years and more. John Jolyf and Margery and John Wylby have held it since the death of Henry and Agnes, for all the life of Thomas, and still do so.
C 137/30, no. 19


CECILY DAUGHTER OF WILLIAM COOK OF EPWORTH
580
Writ 26 Oct. 1401.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Belton in the Isle of Axholme 2 Nov
She held in her demesne as of fee: Belton and Epworth, 4 messuages, 7 tofts, 1 bovate, 15 1/2 a., 1 bovate, 1 a. and 2 parts of a toft, of the king in chief by the service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 6s.8d. Epworth, 7 a. meadow, of Lord Mowebray of his manor of Epworth in socage by a rent of 2s. payable at Easter and Michaelmas, annual value 12d. She died on 24 May. Thomas del Both of Selby is next heir, being the son of Hugh, son of Robert, son of Adam, brother of Robert Ruddok, father of John, father of William Cook, father of Cecily, and aged 40 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 20
E 149/79, no. 3


ADOMAR DE ATHELLES, KNIGHT
581
Writ 19 April 1402.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Morpeth 26 April
John Lescrop, knight, and Elizabeth his wife held in their demesne as of fee the manor of Ponteland in right of Elizabeth, and granted it to Adomar Dathell, knight, for life with reversion to themselves and her heirs by a fine of 1392 [CP 25(1) 181/14, no. 26]. It is held of the king by knight service as of his manor of Mitford, annual value 20 marks. He died on 13 April. Elizabeth, daughter of David de Strabolgi, formerly earl of Atholl, son of David, brother of Adomar, is his next heir, and aged 30 years and more.
582
Writ 19 April 1402.
He held nothing in the city. He died on 13 April. Elizabeth wife of John le Scrope, knight, is his cousin and next heir, being daughter of David earl of Atholl, son of David, brother of Adomar, and aged 30 years and more.
583
Writ 19 April 1402.
YORK. Inquisition. Selby 24 April
He held for life £30 rent payable in equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas from lands and tenements held of the king in chief in Thixendale, Auburn, Foston on the Wolds, Scorborough, Argam, Beverley, Filey, Beswick, Nafferton, Lowthorpe, Thwing, Kilham and Burnby, by the grant of John Conyers, Gilbert Elvette, William de Mitford, and Thomas Clerc of Wold Newton, with successive remainders to John Lescrop, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, the heirs of the body of Elizabeth by Thomas de Percy, knight, the younger, formerly her husband, and her heirs by the said John Lescrop, as appears by a fine shown to the jurors [CP 25(1) 278/146, no. 59]. Of whom the rent is held is unknown. He died on 13 April last. Elizabeth, wife of John Lescrop and daughter of David Strabolgy deceased, late earl of Atholl, is his cousin and heir and aged 36 years and more.
C 137/30, no. 21


WILLIAM SALESBURY alias WILLIAM GILBERT
584
Writ 12 Feb. 1402.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 4 tenements in the parish of St. Mary by a rent of 14s. and the service of providing 4 watchmen for the defence of the city, annual value £10. He died on 16 April 1393. Joan wife of John Ramessey of Calais, shearman, is his kinswoman and heir, aged 34 years and more. From his death for five years Richard Cliderowe occupied all the tenements and took the profits, title unknown. After that he sold 2 to the duke of Norfolk, and 1 to John Ramessey. The fourth he still occupies.
585
Writ, melius sciri, as it was found by an inquisition before John Neuport, escheator, on 18 July 1394 that William Salesbury alias Gilbert held in his demesne as of fee all his lands in Calais and left no will, and that Joan, wife of John Ramesey, daughter of Alice Middelton, daughter of Margaret, sister of William, was one heir, and John Gilbert, son of Constance the other sister, was the other heir; and afterwards by another inquisition by Lawrence Wotton on 20 June last it was found as above [no. 584]; and John Ramesey and Joan have petitioned that John Gilbert died in the lifetime of William, and that Joan was the sole heir and so remains; order to enquire when he died and how Joan is his kinswoman and heir. 22 Oct. 1402.
John Gilbert, son of Constance, one sister of William Salesburi alias Gilbert, died on 12 March 1392 on his journey to Rome with the said William Gilbert. Joan wife of John Ramsey is his kinswoman and sole heir, namely the daughter of Alice, daughter of Margaret, the other sister of William.
C 137/31, no. 22
C 137/40, no. 42


JOHN DEYNCOURT, KNIGHT
586
Writ 13 Feb. 1402.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Brentwood 2 March
He died on 3 Nov. 1393 holding in his demesne as of fee the reversion of the manor of Upminster after the death of Lora widow of William Morewode. The reversion of this manor, then called the manor of Gaynes in Upminster, was formerly held by William de Wyndesore, knight, by grant of Richard II [CPR 1377–80, p.503] to him and his heirs after the death of Lora, who held it for life and died on 4 Nov. 1393. Joan Southerey, daughter of Alice Perrers, John Corson, knight, John Wymbyssh and Agnes his wife, and William Trendyll, clerk, have occupied the manor and taken the profits since the death of Alice de Perrers, 16 Dec. 1399. Roger son and next heir of John Deyncourt is under age in the king’s ward.
587
ex officiorecte
He died seised of the manor of Upminster, all details as in last with the following additions: The manor is held of the king, service unknown, annual value £10. Alice de Perrers and Peter Wyndesore occupied it from 3 Nov. 1393 until 16 Dec. 1399. John Corson, knight, Joan Southerey, daughter of Alice Perrers, John Wymbyssh and Agnes his wife, and William Trendyll, clerk, have occupied it since 16 Dec. 1399. Alice de Perrers, Peter Wyndesore, John Corson, knight, Joan Sotherey, John Wymbyssh and Agnes, and William Trendell are answerable to the king for the profits, and refuse to give satisfaction to the escheator for the king.
C 137/31, no. 23
E 149/81, no. 7


JOHN FITZWARYN
588
Writ 5 Jan. 1402.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Munslow 7 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee in chief of Reynold Grey, lord of Ruthin, cousin and heir of Hugh Hastynge, knight, the manor of Aston in Munslow in Corvedale by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 53s.4d. He died on 22 Dec. William his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
589
Writ 2 Jan. 1402.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Appleton 12 Jan
He held by the courtesy of England in right of Margaret his late wife, daughter of Giles de la Mote, sister and heir of Thomas de la Motte, two parts of the manor of Appleton with the advowson. They are held of the king by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. He died on 21 Dec. last. William son and heir of John and Margaret is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/31, no. 24
E 149/79, no. 7
E 152/375, no. 2


THOMAS POYLE, KNIGHT
590
Writ 1 Jan. 1402.
SURREY. Inquisition. Guildford 23 Jan
He held in his demesne as of fee: Guildford, 2 watermills, annual value 50s. each, 100s.; assize rents in Guildford, Stoke next Guildford, and Chiddingfold, 100s.; view of frankpledge on Monday after Martinmas, and the court every 3 weeks, annual value beyond the stipend of the steward, 12d.; and 6 a. meadow in Stoke next Guildford at 12d., 6s.; all of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee. Tongham in the hundred of Farnham, 1 hall and 1 grange worth nothing yearly, and 1 grove containing 1 a. worth nothing beyond the cost of the enclosure; 24 a. arable at 6d., 12s.; 60 a. pasture at 2d., 10s.; of the bishop of Winchester of his manor of Farnham, service unknown; and 12 a. arable at 6d., 6s., of the abbot of Chertsey of his manor of Ash, service unknown. He died on 19 Dec. John Poyle, knight, his brother and heir, is aged 40 years and more. John Wyldes, miller, has occupied the watermills and the lands in Tongham and taken all the profits since the death of Thomas Poyle.
591
Writ, plura, 10 Feb. 1402.
SURREY. Inquisition. Guildford 8 March
He held 10s. rent from a fulling mill which Robert Vynt holds for life, and half an acre in Hartington of William Weston in ‘La Bury’ sometime held by Mabel Poyle, rendering 3d. annually at the four principal terms.
592
Writ 14 March 1402.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Abingdon 18 March
He held various lands and tenements in Chilton of the abbot of Abingdon by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 9 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
593
Writ 1 Jan. 1402.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 10 Jan
He held the manor of Hampton Poyle with the advowson in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/31, no. 25
E 152/375, nos.1, 5


WILLIAM HERTHILL
594
Writ 8 July 1402.
Writ from the escheator to the sheriff to have 12 free and lawful men at Tamworth on 10 Aug. 24 July.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Tamworth 10 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee two parts of half the manor of Newton Regis, and the reversion of the third part which Mary widow of Richard Herthill holds in dower; annual values, the site of the half manor nil, 2 untilled carucates with adjacent meadow 26s.8d., and assize rents of 4 marks 3s.4d. payable by equal parts at Michaelmas, St. Andrew, Lady Day and Midsummer. The manor of Pooley was held in their demesne as of fee by Thomas de Asteley, knight, Ralph Baddesley, Robert de Mapull, John Chaloner and William de Hethecote, chaplains, and they by their charter gave it to Richard Herthill, knight, and Alice then his wife, and the heirs of their bodies. They had issue Giles and Elizabeth. Giles married Katherine daughter of John Walche, and they had issue William Herthill. Alice, Giles and Richard died. The manor was then taken into the king’s hands until 21 March 1401, when William proved his age and received his grandfather’s lands. The manor is held of the heir of Baldwin Frevyll, knight, a minor in the king’s ward, by the service of an unmewed osprey. Annual values: the manor nil, 2 carucates 26s.8d., 40 a. meadow nil this year because they were mown and the hay carted before the death of William Herthill, and assize rents 20s. payable by equal parts at Michaelmas and Lady Day. He died on 22 June. Elizabeth daughter of Richard and Alice and wife of John Fraunceys of Ingleby, his aunt and heir, is aged 60 years and more.
C 137/31, no. 26


ROBERT WALTON
595
Writ to the chancellor of the county palatine of Lancaster ordering an inquisition by James de Radclyf, late escheator, to be sent to the chancery. 6 Jan. 1402.
LANCASHIRE. Inquisition. Wigan 12 July 1400
He held of the king in chief as of the crown: West Derby, 3 bovates, as a twentieth part of a knight’s fee by a rent of 6s.8d., and they were held of him by John de Thengwall in his demesne as of fee by knight service and a rent of 6s.8d. Walton, 4 bovates now part of the manor of Walton, by the serjeanty of administering the king’s bailiwick in the wapentake of Derbyshire, annual value 20s.; and the manor, in his demesne as of fee by knight service, except the 4 bovates, annual value 20 marks. Much Woolton, 20 a., in his demesne as of fee of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in Smithfield in socage, annual value 6s.8d. beyond the deduction of 10s. He also held a place in Derby called Newsham of the king in chief of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value 4s. He died on 15 March 1400. John his son and heir is aged 20 years and more.
596
Writ to the chancellor of the county palatine of Lancaster, 6 Feb. 1401 [CFR XII, p.120].
LANCASHIRE. Inquisition. Upholland 18 Jan 1402
Long before his death he held the manor of Walton of the king in chief by knight service. It is also said to be held of John de Lovell, knight, in socage by a rent of 60s. Robert Walton granted it to John de Walton, chaplain, and Richard de Halsale, their heirs and assigns. They granted it to Henry le Norreys of Speke and Robert Molyneux of Melling, their heirs and assigns. Henry by his charter released it to Robert Molyneux who then held it alone. He granted it to Helen daughter of Robert de Walton and the heirs of her body, with remainder to Margaret her sister and the heirs of her body, and failing them to remain as is fully set out in the charter. The annual value is 20 marks. Robert did not hold it or any other lands in Lancashire when he died on 29 March 1400. Helen is next heir by virtue of the charter and aged 28 years.
597
Commission to William Gascoigne and John Cokayn to enquire what lands etc. Robert Walton held. 27 June 1402 [CPR 1401–5, p.131]. Order of Gascoigne and Cokayn to the sheriff of Lancashire to have 24 knights or other worthy men at Lancaster on Saturday 24 March as jurors. 18 March 1403.
Writ to Gascoigne and Cokayn, enclosing the above inquisition [no. 595] to assist their inquiry. Lancaster. 20 March 1403.
Order to sheriff of Lancashire to have jurors at Lancaster for an enquiry before Gascoigne and Cokayn on Saturday next, 24 March. 20 March 1403. Jurors sworn for the king to enquire about the articles contained in the writ attached to this panel. Ralph de Radclif, knight Nicholas de Longford, knight John de Assheton, knight—juror John de Dalton, knight—juror Gilbert de Haydok, knight Alan de Penyngton, knight John de Radclif, knight Thomas Flemmyng, knight Ralph de Langeton John de Bothe—juror John de Radclif of Chadderton Henry de Eccleston—juror Ralph de Clayton—juror Robert del Holt—juror Richard de Rixton Ellis de Entwisell John de Loughton of Hindley—juror John Laurence of Poulton—juror John de Croft of Claughton Hugh Warde—juror William de Harleton—juror Richard Botiller of Kirkland John de Oxclif John de Thorneton Roger de Etheleston, senior William de Heton—juror Ralph de Kerden—juror Mainpernors: John Kent, Robert Romayn, Henry Pyke, Roger Rose [Headed] ‘Der’.
John de Thengwall held in his demesne as of fee 3 bovates in Derby of Robert de Walton by knight service and 6s.8d. yearly, and Robert held them of the king in chief of the crown as a twentieth part of a knight’s fee and by 6s.8d. rent; annual value 6s.8d. Robert Walton also held a place in Derby in this county called Newsham in his demesne as of fee of the king of the duchy of Lancaster in socage, service unknown, annual value 4s. He held no more, but long before he died he had held the manor of Walton in Derbyshire in this county and certain lands in Walton and Much Woolton. By his charter dated at Walton manor, 8 Jan. 1398, he enfeoffed John de Walton, chaplain, and Richard de Halsale, their heirs and assigns on condition that they should regrant according to his will. Afterwards he told them that his will was that after his death they should enfeoff Helen his daughter and the heirs of her body. If she should die without heirs the lands should pass to her sister Margaret and her heirs. Failing such heirs they should pass in turn to Henry de Walton, Henry le Noreys of Speke and Margaret the bastard daughter of Robert and their heirs. John de Walton and Richard de Halsale thus held these lands for the whole of Robert’s life, and afterwards supposing that they might become too poor and weak to maintain their status in various pledges which they had given, as might easily happen, enfeoffed Henry Noreys of Speke, John de Irland and Robert Molyneux of Melling, their heirs and assigns, on condition that they should fulfil the will of Robert de Walton. They were accordingly seised, and afterwards Henry le Noreys released all his rights therein to John de Irland and Robert de Molyneux. They then enfeoffed Helen and her heirs, with successive remainders failing such heirs to Margaret her sister and her heirs, Henry le Noreys and his heirs, Margaret the bastard daughter of Robert de Walton and her heirs, and the right heirs of Robert de Walton. The manor of Walton and the other holdings there are held of the king in chief of the crown in socage and a rent of 60s., annual value 20 marks. The lands in Much Woolton are held of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England in socage and a rent of 6s.8d., annual value 10s. Robert Walton died on 15 March 1400. John his son and heir was then aged 20. He then, under age, claimed the manor and other lands. These were held by John de Walton, chaplain, and Richard de Halsale until they enfeoffed Henry le Noreys, John de Irland and Robert Molyneux. From then Robert Molyneux and Helen the daughter of Robert took the profits until she married Robert de Fasacreley. Then they held until 12 July 1400. Since then Nicholas de Atherton, knight, has held and taken the profits, title unknown.


EMMA WIDOW OF ROBERT WALTON
598
LANCASHIRE. Assignment of dower. Walton 22 March 1402 Thomas More, escheator, in accordance with a writ under the seal of the duchy, took the oath of Emma not to marry without royal licence, in the presence of Nicholas de Atherton, knight, who has a grant of the wardship and marriage of John son and heir of Robert, and John de Irland, knight, and John de Bykerstath, next friends and attorneys of John, and assigned reasonable dower to Emma:
One grange with orchards and ‘le Hallefeld’ as divided; half a place called ‘le Branderth’ in the east part next to Derby, and the little ‘hygh’ at the end of the orchard; 1 a. meadow lying next to ‘Balleacre’ with a parcel called ‘le Leghs’ and 1/2 a. called ‘Bewedons halfacre’; 1 toft by ‘le Shepcote’; and messuages, lands and tenements held at will by rent by John de Bewedon for 9s., Thomas de Ellale 4s., Ellis Colle 25s., Henry le Palmere 6s., Simon de Stawebrygley 4s., Thomas Bawelond 4s., Eleanor Boydell 16d. and John de Shexl 4s. The rents and services of Ellis del Hall, 10s.4d.; Richard Halsale, 5s.; John de Walton, chaplain, 7d.; John de Laylondshyre, 2s.9 1/2d.; John Bullok ‘Cestr’, 2s.; William de Walhull, 2s.; John Barton, 12d.; Thomas Walsall, 20d.; John Bullok, 9 1/4d.; Thomas Gybson, 9 1/2d.; Thomas Merton, 2 1/2d.; Richard Raven, 2d.; and John Bouk, 17d. A third part of: the ‘Frerfeild’ lying in the middle of the ‘Frerfeild’; the marsh with common pasture; the mill; a place called ‘Colathewayt’; and the lands which John Fotour holds at will, 5 1/2d. All to hold as dower of all the lands of Robert de Walton in the county, which were taken because of the minority of John his son and heir.
C 137/31, no. 27


JOHN LYNCOLN, CLERK
599
Writ 24 Feb. 1402.
KENT. Inquisition. Boughton under Blean 20 March
He held for life by the grant of Richard lord Ponynges, with reversion to Richard himself and his heirs 1 ruinous messuage, annual value nil; 16 a., 16s.; and 24s.6d. rent in Boughton under Blean, Preston by Faversham, Sheldwich, Molash and Selling by Chilham. He died on 16 Nov. 1393 and who is next heir is unknown. The premises were taken into the king’s hands and so remain because Robert de Ponynges, son and heir of Richard, who held certain lands in chief, is under age in the king’s ward. These premises are held in gavelkind of the abbot of Faversham and others by fealty and other services.
600A
KENT. Inquisition. Boughton under Blean 30 March 1394
He held 1 messuage, 16 a. and 34s.6d. rent in Boughton under Blean, Preston by Faversham, Sheldwich, Molash and Selling by Chilham of the manor of Westwood as above. Date of death and heir, aged 14 years and more, as above.
600B
Writ, enquiring why the chantry or free chapel of Westwood with its possessions was taken into the king’s hands. 5 Nov. 1394.
[Endorsed] The chantry was taken into the king’s hands because its possessions had been granted as above to John Lyncoln.
Another writ, melius sciri, reciting the above findings, and ordering enquiry as to the annual value of the lands and of whom they are held. 8 Nov. 1402.
He held the premises in question for life of the abbot of Faversham of the manor of Westwood in gavelkind by fealty and suit of court at Faversham, annual value 16s. Robert son of Richard Ponynges is the heir to whom the reversion belongs.
C 137/31, no. 28


HUGH LE DESPENSER, KNIGHT
601
Writ 21 Oct. 1401.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 6 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee 6 messuages, 6 tofts and 6 virgates in Rothley of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England in socage, annual value 21s.4d. He died on 14 Oct. Anne wife of Edward Boteler, knight, his sister and heir, is aged 30 years and more.
602
Writ 21 Oct. 1401.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stafford 19 Jan 1402
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 1 1/2 virgates in Cooksland and Seighford of Thomas Harecourt, knight, of his manor of Ellenhall, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Date of death and heir, aged 32 years and more, as above.
603
Writ 21 Oct. 1401.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Stamford 27 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Bonby of the king in petty serjeanty by the service of carrying a white rod before the king at Christmas if he should be in Lincolnshire, annual value £8. Date of death and heir, aged 30 years and more, as above.
604
Writ 21 Oct. 1401.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Tamworth 15 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Solihull, the advowson of the church and of the chantry called Holywell there, 1 messuage called ‘Gryffyns’ with 120 a., 16 a. meadow and 10 a. wood in Solihull, which were of Richard Caldeford, chaplain. They are held of John Dodyngsels, knight, service unknown; annual values, manor £20, church £40 but not vacant, chantry 20s. also not vacant, messuage etc. 100s. He also held £8 rent from free men and villeins in Sheldon, of the lord of the manor of Brandon, payable at Easter and Michaelmas, service unknown. Date of death and heir, aged 32 years and more, as above.
605
Writ 21 Oct. 1401.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Bulwick 3 Nov 1401
He held jointly with Sybil his wife, who survives him, the manor and advowson of Collyweston by the grant of Henry le Despenser, bishop of Norwich, Thomas Freseby and William Lodebrok, to them and the heirs of Hugh. It is held of John Dodyngsels, knight, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Date of death and heir, aged 32 years and more, as above.
606
Writ 21 Oct. 1401.
YORK. Inquisition. Howden 6 Nov
Henry le Despenser, bishop of Norwich, Thomas de Frysseby and William de Lodbrook formerly held in their demesne as of fee the manor of Hotham with its members and appurtenances in Hotham, Everthorpe, Drewton and Bursea with the advowson of the church of Hotham. All the tenements in Hotham and Drewton are held of the bishop of Durham by a rent of 6s., annual value 20 marks; 1 mill and 1 croft called ‘Northolme’, part of the holdings in North Cave of Stephen Lescrop, knight, by a rent of 11s.4d., annual value 13s.8d.; 2 messuages and 8 bovates in North Cave of Walter Faukonberge by a rent of 2s., annual value 40s.; all the holdings in Everthorpe of Alexander de Lounde by a rent of 1 lb. pepper, annual value 3s.; and those in Bursea of Marmaduke Constable by knight service, annual value 20s. The said feoffees, by their charter shown to the jurors and dated 3 April 1385 at Collyweston, gave all the premises to Hugh le Despenser, now deceased, and Sybil his wife, to hold to them and the heirs of Hugh for ever. Date of death and heir, aged 36 years and more, as above.
607
Writ 21 Oct. 1401.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 18 Nov
He held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir, aged 30 years and more, as above.
608
Writ 21 Oct. 1401.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 21 Nov
He held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir, aged 32 years and more, as above.
C 137/31, no. 29
E 149/78, no. 7