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ANNE WIDOW OF THOMAS LATIMER BOCHARD
609
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Market Harborough 28 Aug
Anne widow of Thomas Latimer Bochard [‘Bochard’ is interlined each time that the name occurs] held in dower by assignment of Edward Latimer Bochard, brother and heir of Thomas, half the manors of Gumley and Church Langton with the advowson of Langton at alternate presentations, of William [sic] de Asteley, knight, by knight service, annual value 100s. She also held for life, jointly with Thomas and his heirs, of his inheritance, the manors of Foxton and Smeeton Westerby of William Burton by knight service, annual value £4; and the manor of Norton, of the earl of Warwick, service unknown, annual value 7s. She died on 17 July. Edward Latymer Bochard, heir of Thomas, is aged 40 years and more.
610
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 4 Aug 1402 [sic
She held jointly with her husband to them and his heirs: Braybrooke, the castle, of the prince of Wales of the honour of Berkhampstead as half a knight’s fee, annual value £20; and ‘Westhallfee’ manor with the advowson, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England by a rent of 12d., annual value 10 marks. Rothwell, the manor called ‘Latymersfee’, of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Watford, £4 rent by the hands of the prior of Daventry, of John Isbury of Watford by a rent of 2s. Little Bowden, half the manor. She held the following for life in dower by assignment of Edward Latymer Bochard, her husband’s brother: Little Bowden, the other half of the manor, both halves of the prince of Wales of the honour of Berkhampstead, annual value 52s. Upton by Northampton, 1 toft and 24 a., of Richard Clendon of Upton, service unknown, [no value given]. Duston, three-quarters of a virgate, of John de Grey of Rotherfield, service unknown, annual value 5s. Northampton, a meadow called ‘Kingeshale’, of the king in free burgage as of the office of reeve of the town, annual value 40s. Desborough and Rushton, a third part of the manors, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England of the manor of Harrington, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Carlton, a third part of the manor, of Reynold Lucy, knight, by a rent of an unmewed sparrowhawk, annual value 10s. Great Weldon, one quarter of the manor, of John Knyvet, service unknown, annual value 6s. Sulby, 5s. rent from the tenants of the abbot of Sulby at Michaelmas. Dingley, 3 a. unploughed arable and a wood called ‘Loughlond’, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, service unknown, annual value 2s. Date of death and heir of Thomas as above.
611
Writ 6 Aug. 1402.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Penkridge 17 Aug
She held in dower of the inheritance of John Beysyn, her late husband, by a grant to him and his heirs by Walter de Walton, parson of Billingsley, and John de Childe of Knightley: Longnor, a third part of the manor. Ashley, two parts of the manor. Water Eaton, 2 carucates, 12 a. meadow and 5 marks rent. Robert Daunsere, formerly parson of Eccleshall, held the reversion of all these premises in his demesne as of fee. By a fine of 1389 [CP 25(1) 289/55, no. 190] shown to the jurors he granted that the two parts of Ashley and the 2 carucates, 12 a. meadow and 5 marks rent which Thomas and Anne held for the life of Anne of the inheritance of Robert and which after the death of Anne should revert to John de Middleton, parson of Chipping Warden, William Northwode, parson of Anderby, Thomas de Cleydon and the heirs of John, should remain to Thomas Latymer for his life if he should survive Anne, and that the third part of Longnor which they held in the dower of Anne and which ought to revert to the heirs of Robert after their deaths should remain with the other premises to Agnes widow of John de Morhall for life, with successive remainders to Thomas Crew and Juliana his wife, and the heirs of the body of Juliana by John Clopton formerly her husband, her heirs by Thomas Crewe, and the right heirs of Agnes. The manor of Longnor is held of the earl of Stafford, service unknown, annual value of the third part 16s.8d.; the two parts of Ashley of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, the messuage there being worth nothing annually, the garden 2s., 10 a. meadow 10s. but nothing this year because mown during the lifetime of Anne, 2 carucates 60s., assize rents of free tenants £6 and pleas and perquisites of court 5s. The 2 carucates, 12 a. meadow and 5 marks rent in Water Eaton are held of the lord of Stretton by a rent of 3s.4d.; the carucates are worth 26s.8d. but nothing this year because lying fallow, and the 12 a. meadow 12s. but nothing this year because already mown. She died on 17 July last. Agnes sister and heir of John Beysyn is aged 60 years and more.
612
Writ 6 Aug. 1402.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Much Wenlock 18 Aug
She held in dower of the inheritance of John Beysyn, sometime her husband, a third part of the manors of Billingsley, Millichope, Wrickton and Walkerslowe, and of 3 messuages, 2 carucates, 4 a. meadow, 4 a. wood and 52s. rent in Lower Poston, Upper Poston and Thonglands. She also held for life of the same inheritance two parts of the manor of Broseley by the grant of Walter de Walton, parson of Billingsley, and John de Chylde of Knighteley, to John Beysyn and Anne and his heirs. Robert Daunsere, formerly parson of Eccleshall, held all these premises in his demesne as of fee. By the fine of 1389 [above, no. 611] he granted that the two parts of Broseley manor which Thomas Latymer and Anne held for the life of Anne of Robert’s inheritance and which should revert after the death of Anne to John de Middleton, parson of Chipping Warden, William Northwode, parson of Anderby, Thomas de Cleydon and the heirs of John should remain to Thomas Latymer for his life, if he survived Anne, and that these two parts of Broseley with the rest of the premises, which they held in the dower of Anne, should remain after their deaths to Agnes widow of John Morhall for life, with successive remainders to Thomas Crewe and Juliana his wife, the heirs of the body of Juliana by John Clopton, formerly her husband, her heirs by Thomas Crewe, and the right heirs of Agnes. The manor of Billingsley is held of the abbot of Séez overseas, service unknown, annual value of the third part 40s.; Millichope of the prior of Wenlock by a rent of 30s., annual value of the third part 30s.; Wrickton of the king in chief by the keeping of a goshawk for half a year, annual value of the third part 20s.; Walkerslowe similarly by the keeping of a goshawk for the king for half a year, annual value of the third part 20s.; the 3 messuages, 2 carucates, 4 a. meadow, 4 a. wood and 52s. rent of Hugh Burnell, knight, service unknown, annual value of the third part beyond the rent, which is payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, 26s.8d.; and the two parts of Broseley of the prior of Wenlock by the service of being steward of the prior. There are 1 messuage, annual value nil; a garden with dovecot, 3s.4d.; a wood of which the underwood is worth 3s.4d.; 2 carucates, 40s.; 1 a. meadow, 2s.; rents of free tenants and villeins, 100s. payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas; and perquisites of court, 2s. Date of death and heir of John Beysyn as above [no. 611]
613
Writ 18 Nov. 1402.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 28 Nov
She held in dower of the inheritance of Edward Latymer, brother and heir of Thomas, a third part of the manor of West Chelwood of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 44s.5 1/4d. Date of death as above.
C 137/31, no. 30
E 149/78, no. 8


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF HENRY GREY OF WILTON
614
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Olney 28 March 1402
She held two parts of a quarter of the manor of Olney in dower of Henry Grey, of the king in chief as a tenth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 6 marks. She died on 9 Jan. 1402. Richard her son and heir is aged 12 years and more.
615
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Olney 10 April
She held two parts of a quarter of the manor of Olney, as above. Date of death as above. Richard son and heir of Henry Grey of Eton [sic] and Elizabeth is aged 12 years and more. One third of the two parts belongs by right to Joan wife of Ralph Basset of Drayton Bassett.
616
Writ 6 Feb. 1402.
GLOUCESTER AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Newent 4 April
She held in her demesne in fee tail of the king of the duchy of Lancaster the manor of Dingestow otherwise called Llanddingat in the Welsh March as half a knight’s fee by the feoffment of Reynold Grey of Wilton, knight, to Henry his son and Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies, annual value £12. She died on 10 Jan. Richard her son and heir is aged 10 years and more.
617
Writ 1 Feb. 1402.
DERBY. Inquisition. Higham 21 March
Her late husband, Henry Grey, enfeoffed John de Broghton, junior, John rector of Shirland, Richard Boteler of Gilling, Robert de Alfreton, chaplain, Henry de Babyngton and others in the manor of Shirland with other lands. They assigned the manor to her in dower with reversion to themselves.
618
Writ 6 Feb. 1402.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Huntingdon 12 April
She held in fee tail of the earl of Oxford as a third part of a knight’s fee by the grant of Reynold Grey, knight, to Henry his son and Elizabeth and the heirs of their bodies ther manor of Yelling, annual value 100s. She held the manor of Toseland at farm to herself and her executors, of the king by letters patent [CPR 1399–1402, p.243] until the full age of Richard her son and heir. She died on 10 Jan. Richard is aged 10 years and more.
619
Writ 6 Feb. 1402.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 21 Feb
She held in her demesne as of fee jointly with Henry Grey to them and their heirs by the grant of Reynold Grey, father of Henry, with reversion failing such heirs to the right heirs of Reynold: Snoreham, the manor, of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, service unknown, annual value 100s. Debden, the manor called Weildbarns, of the countess of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Danbury, the manor called Herons otherwise the manor of Danbury, of the same countess, annual value 100s. Axfleet Marsh, the manor in Canewdon, of the king of the honour of Rayleigh, service unknown, annual value 100s. In dower of Henry Gray she held: Purleigh, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £17; and 1 messuage, 102 a. and 23 a. marsh called ‘Lachyngdonebernes’ [now Purleigh Barns] of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value 29s.8d. Great Leighs, the land called Lowleys, of the countess of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 30s. She also held to farm during the minority of Richard her son and heir by letters patent [CPR 1399–1401, p.243] certain lands in the marshes by Maldon called Sayers and South House of the dean and chapter of St. Martin le Grand, London, by a rent of 4s., annual value 40s. She died on 10 Jan. Richard is aged 10 years and more.
C 137/32, no. 31
E 149/78, no. 3


NICHOLAS DE LONGFORD, KNIGHT
620
Writ 10 Oct. 1401.
DERBY. Inquisition. Derby 24 Oct
He held in his demesne as of fee: Killamarsh, half the vill, of the king in chief of the honour of Peverel by the service of finding a horse worth 5s. with a sack and a ‘prik’ when there is war in Wales, annual value 100s. Thurvaston, half the vill, of the king by the payment of 8 marks at Easter and Michaelmas. This rent Richard II granted to master Richard Swyfte, carpenter, for life, and he still lives. Annual value nil beyond the rent. Longford, the manor, of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield by knight service, annual value £20. Hathersage, the manor, of Robert de Swylynton, knight, of the manor of Crich by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Barlborough and Whitwell, a quarter of the manor, of John Dercy, knight, service unknown, annual value 100s. Morton, half the manor, of John Lord Deincourt, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Hasland, one sixth of the manor, of Maud widow of Ralph de Crumwell, knight, of the manor of Dronfield by a rent of 5s., annual value 20s. Boythorpe, three quarters of the manor, of the countess of Kent, service unknown, annual value 40s. Edensor, three quarters of a messuage and 2 bovates, of the heirs of Godfrey Foljambe, service unknown, annual value 10s. Stanton, three quarters of 2 messuages and 2 bovates, of Thomas Foljambe, service unknown, annual value 10s. Chatsworth in the Peak, three quarters of 1 bovate, of William de Ingewardoby, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d. He died on 31 Aug. Nicholas de Longeford, knight, his son and heir is aged 28 years and more.
C 137/32, no. 32


WILLIAM GRYVELL OF CHIPPING CAMPDEN
621
Writ 4 Sept. 1402.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cheltenham 27 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee: Meon, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 100s. Milcote in Warwickshire, 3 a. parcel of the manor which are in Gloucestershire, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 12d. Chipping Campden, 2 virgates of Edmund Stafford, bishop of Exeter, and Edward Lodlowe in socage, annual value 40s. Mickleton, 8 messuages and 1 virgate of Thomas abbot of Eynsham in socage, annual value 10s. Pebworth, 2 virgates, and 13s.4d. rent, of Robert Corbet, knight, senior, in socage, annual value 40d. Ullington, 5s. rent, of the same Robert in socage, annual value 40d. He died on 1 Oct. 1401. Lewis his son and heir is aged 30 years and more. Joan his widow has received the issues of Meon and of the 3 a. in Milcote since his death, right unknown. Lewis has held all the rest.
C 137/32, no. 33


THOMAS UGHTREDE, KNIGHT
622
Writ, ordering return to chancery of an inquisition already taken ex officio. 8 May 1402.
ex officio
He held in his demesne in fee tail: Kilnwick Percy near Pocklington, the manor, by knight service of William Lord Latimer, under age in the king’s ward, annual value 100s. Scagglethorpe, Colton and Laund, the manors, and lands and tenements in Moor Monkton, by knight service of Thomas Lord de Moubray, under age in the king’s ward, annual value £10. Towthorpe, the manor, by knight service of Lord de Moubray annual value 100s. He died on 18 Nov. Thomas son of his deceased son William, his next heir, is aged 18 years and more and married to Margaret daughter of John Godarde, knight.
623
Writ 1 May 1402.
YORK. Inquisition. Pocklington 27 May
He held the manors of Kexby, Kilnwick Percy, Hook, Scagglethorpe, Colton and Laund with certain lands and tenements in Moor Monkton, and rents of £15 14s.10 1/2d. from the manor of Leppington. On 8 Sept. 1398 he gave them to Robert Twyer, knight, master Adam Fenrother, rector of Catton, Walter Rudestan of Hayton and William Conestable of Catfoss; and on the following Sunday they demised them to him to hold at their will, and so he held them, and not by any other status as was said. Kexby is held of the earl of Westmorland by fealty, annual value 50 marks; Kilnwick Percy of William Lord Latimer, under age in the king’s ward, annual value 100s.; Hook of the abbot of St. Mary’s, York, by fealty, annual value 10 marks; and the other manors of Lord de Moubray, under age in the king’s ward, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
624
Writ, melius sciri, as to how the manor of Kilnwick Percy was entailed, as to his estate in the other manors, and what tenements he held in Moor Monkton. 20 June 1402.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle 22 Sept
Robert de Scardeburgh, knight, John Dayvill, John Lascels and William de Rykhall, chaplain, held in their demesne as of fee the manors of Kilnwick Percy near Pocklington, Towthorpe, Scagglethorpe, Colton and Laund and certain lands and tenements in Moor Monkton. They granted them by their charter of 1346–7 to Thomas Ughtred, knight, father of Thomas, and Margaret his wife and the heirs male of Thomas. Thomas held them as heir of his father and mother. The tenements in Moor Monkton comprise 12 messuages, 24 bovates and 20 a. meadow, which together are called the manor of Moor Monkton.
C 137/32, no. 34


ISABEL WIFE OF JOHN WADE
625
Writ 29 Jan. 1402.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster 5 July
She held nothing in Middlesex, but William Olneye, formerly citizen and fishmonger of London, and Isabel then his wife, holding in fee simple in right of Isabel, by their charter dated at Halliwick on 25 March 1369, shown to the jurors, granted the manor of Halliwick to Adam de Berden, parson of St. Mary at Hill, London. William Olneye died. Isabel by her deed dated at London on 23 Oct. 1375, also shown to the jurors and enrolled in chancery, released it to Adam and his heirs. So he held it in his demesne as of fee, and by his deed dated at Halliwick on 5 April 1377 granted it to John Wade, citizen and fishmonger of London, who is still living, and Isabel then his wife, to them, the heirs of their bodies and their right heirs. They held for her life and she died without heirs by him on 9 June 1400. He at Halliwick on 20 June 1400, by his charter also shown to the jurors, granted it to Henry Webbe and John Duk, clerks, John Warner, John Wakelegh, citizen and at that time alderman of London, and John Ferrour, their heirs and assigns; and they by charter conveyed it to John Cokayn, Henry Pounfreyt, Richard Forester, William Tristour and John Lamburn, their heirs and assigns. John Wade, Henry Webbe and his co-feoffees, and John Cokayn and his co-feoffees separately held the manor from the death of Isabel. Of whom it is held and by what service is unknown; annual value 20 marks. John son of William Olneye and Isabel, next heir in blood to Isabel, is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/32, no. 35


EDMUND DUKE OF YORK
626
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster 19 Sept
Edward III granted to him and his heirs male 1,000 marks yearly payable at the exchequer by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. This was confirmed by Richard II and Henry IV by letters patent, and he died seised of it. Richard II created him duke of York, and by letters patent, confirmed by Henry IV, granted him and his heirs male £1,000 yearly payable similarly. The letters patent of Richard II were shown to the jurors. [CChR V, p.174; Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, v, p.54; CPR 1377–81, pp.84–5; 1385–9, p.62; 1399–1401, pp.134–5]. He died on 1 Aug. Edward earl of Rutland and Cork and now duke of York, his son and heir, is aged 29 years and more.
627
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
He held nothing in London. Date of death and heir, aged 26 years and more, as above.
628
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Wendover 19 Sept
He held the manor of Wendover in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by knight service with wardships and marriages, reliefs, escheats, knight’s fees, advowsons of churches and chapels and other profits, liberties and benefits, with view of frankpledge, by the grant of Richard II to himself and his heirs male [CPR 1385–9, p.300], confirmed by the king, annual value £72. Date of death and heir, aged 30 years and more, as above.
629
RUTLAND. Inquisition. ‘Bradcroft’ 31 Aug 1402
He held in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by the grant of Edward III [CPR 1374–7, pp.474–5] to himself, Isabel his wife and his heirs male, with remainder to the king and his heirs, 1 cottage, 53 a. arable, and 11 a. meadow, in Great Hambleton, and 42 a. arable and 2 a. meadow in Ryhall, annual value 40s. They are called ‘Penbrokelandes’ and are members and parcel of the castle of Fotheringhay. He also held in fee tail 1 mill called ‘Bradcroftmilnes’ and 13 a. meadow parcel of the castle of the lordship of Stamford, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir, aged 28 years and more, as above.
630
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Oundle 26 Aug
He held the castle and manor of Fotheringhay with their members of Nassington, Yarwell and Southwick, in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service by the grant of Edward III [CPR 1374–7, pp.474–5] to himself, Isabel and their heirs male, with reversion to the king and his heirs; annual values, Fotheringhay £36, the members £26 13s.4d. Date of death and heir, aged 28 years and more, as above.
631
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Royston 20 Sept
He held an annuity of £20 payable by the sheriff in his demesne as of fee to himself and his heirs by the grant of Edward III [CPR 1377–82, pp.84–5], service unknown; also of the king in chief by the grant of Richard II to himself and his heirs male 40s. rent in Bourn in the lordship of Cambridge as parcel of the manor of Anstey in Hertfordshire. Date of death and heir, aged 28 years and more, as above.
632
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Huntingdon 22 Sept 1402
He held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir, aged 28 years and more, as above.
633
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Tetbury 29 Aug
He held 6 tenements in Doughton and Charlton by Tetbury in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of Edward III confirmed by letters patent of the king shown to the jurors [CPR 1374–7, pp.74–5; 1399–1401, pp.134–5]. They are members of the manor of Vastern in Wiltshire, held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir, aged 30 years and more, as above.
634
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Stamford 23 Aug
Edward III by letters patent of 8 May 1363 [CChR V, p.178] granted to him and his heirs male the castle manor and vill of Stamford and the manor and vill of Grantham, with remainder to the king and his heirs. They are held of the king in chief, service unknown; annual values, Stamford £20, Grantham £44. Date of death and heir, aged 28 years and more, as above.
635
LINCOLN. Inquisition with a different jury. Stamford 23 Aug 1402
Same presentment concerning Stamford, but no mention of Grantham.
636
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. East Rudham 2 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief the castle of Castle Rising with the advowsons of Castle Rising and South Wootton, which Richard II granted to Thomas duke of Gloucester and his heirs male and which after the death of Thomas the present king granted to him with advowsons, knight’s fees etc. [CPR 1399–1401, p.144], services unknown; annual values, the castle 80 marks, Castle Rising church …1/2 marks, South Wootton church 100s. Date of death and heir, aged 24 years and more, as above.
637
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Buntingford 7 Sept
He held of the king in chief with remainder to him in default of male heirs, services unknown: Anstey, the castle and manor, by the grant of Edward III [CPR 1374–7, pp.474–5] to him, Isabel then his wife and his heirs male, annual value 40 marks. Hitchin, the manor, with the reversion of all the lands which Elizabeth widow of Edward Kendale holds in dower there, by the grant of Richard II [CPR 1385–9, p.292] to him and his heirs male; annual values, Hitchin 80 marks, the reversion when it occurs 20 marks. Date of death and heir, aged 30 years and more, as above.
638
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Wootton Bassett 6 Sept
He held of the king in chief in fee tail by the grant of Edward III, confirmed by the king by letters patent shown to the jurors [CPR 1377–81, pp.84–5; 1399–1401, pp.134–5], the manors of Vastern, with its members of Wootton Bassett and Winterbourne Bassett manors, annual value 100 marks; Tockenham, annual value £10; Compton Bassett, annual value £30; Somerford Keynes, annual value £24; and Chelworth with the keeping of the forest of Braydon belonging to it, annual value 20 marks; all services unknown. Similarly by the grant of Richard II, confirmed by the king, by letters patent shown to the jurors [CPR 1388–92, p.377], he held Sevenhampton manor with the hundreds of Highworth and Cricklade, annual value £40 beyond an annuity of 40 marks granted to John de Foderynghey for life by Richard II. The services are all likewise unknown. Date of death and heir, aged 30 years and more, as above.
639
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Rayleigh 14 Sept
Richard II granted him on 3 Feb. 1391 the reversion of the honour, vill, fair and market of Rayleigh, with the herbage of the park of Rayleigh, and the manors of Thundersley and Eastwood all of which Aubrey de Veer, knight, held for life by the grant of the same king, to him and his heirs male, as part of his grant of £1,000 yearly made when he was created duke of York [CPR 1388–92, p.377]. The honour, vill etc. of Rayleigh are held of the king, service unknown, annual value £7; the manor of Eastwood of the king in chief, service unknown, £48 7s.3 3/4d; Thundersley of the honour of Rayleigh, service unknown, 20 marks. He held the park of Rayleigh to himself and his heirs male by the grant of Henry IV [CPR 1399–1401, p.354], except that part which was reserved for Joan de Bohun, countess of Hereford, with the game both there and in the parks of Hadleigh and Thundersley by the grant of Richard II [CPR 1391–6, p.648]. The park is held of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value beyond the sustenance of the game 40s. He also held in chief for life, service unknown, by the same grant of Henry IV the castle and lordship of Hadleigh, except the part reserved for the countess of Hereford. He also held a certain marsh (wagessum) in the lordship of Hadleigh, status and service unknown, annual value 100s. John Calston held the bailiwick of the hundred of Rochford by the grant of Henry IV [CPR 1399–1401, p.154], and the duke did not hold it when he died. Date of death and heir, aged 30 years and more, as above.
640
Writ, plenius certiorari, concerning the marsh about which the jurors did not know. 2 Oct. 1402.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Rayleigh 12 Oct
He had no status in a marsh called Ray but held it and took the profits without any title from the death of Aubrey de Veer, earl of Oxford, until his own death; annual value £10 13s.4d. He also held the manor of Rayleigh with the view of frankpledge without title from the death of Aubrey de Veer until his own death. The manor is held of the king, service unknown, annual value £8. Aubrey de Veer had various stock in the manor of Eastwood: 10 cows and a bull, worth 10s. each; 200 ewes and 10 rams, 15d. each; 16 horses for the plough, 16s.; 2 carriage-horses, 40s.; 8 ganders, 2s.8d.; 6 hens and a cock, 14d.; one cart bound with iron and another not so bound, 6s.8d.; 2 ploughs with all their equipment, 10s.; 1 iron bushel pot bound with iron, 8d.; 1 winnowing-fan, 1 peck and 1 seed basket, 18d.; 100 a. sown with corn at 5s.; and 100 a. sown with oats at 2s. All the stock belonged to Richard II and was held without title or royal grant.
641
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
YORK. Inquisition. Doncaster 3 Sept
By the grant of Edward III [CChR V, p.174; Rep. on Dignity of a Peer, v. p.54] he held in his demesne in fee tail to himself and his heirs male of the king in chief by the service of two knight’s fees: Conisbrough, the castle, manor, vill and lordship and all its members, annual value beyond the wages of foresters, warreners, reeves, bailiffs and other officers and the repair of the castle and charges issuing from it £40. Wakefield, the manor and vill with the lordship, and its members with the castle and vill of Great Sandal and the vills of Holmfirth and Sowerby, annual value beyond the fees of steward, foresters, warreners, reeves, bailiffs and other officers £100. Hatfield, the manor, with the vills of Thorne and Fishlake with their members, parks, warrens, chases and appurtenances, annual value beyond the maintenance of the steward, parkers and bailiffs £80. By the grant of Richard II by letters patent shown to the jurors [CPR 1385–9, p.62] he held in fee tail £400 from the customs of Kingston upon Hull and £100 from the issues of Yorkshire, payable by the sheriff, as part of the annuity of £1,000 granted, when he was created duke of York in 1391, with the assent of the lords and the community of the realm in parliament. Date of death and heir, aged 28 years and more, as above.
642
Writ 4 Aug. 1402.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 24 Aug
On 27 May 1398 the duke by his charter shown to the jurors granted to Edward earl of Rutland and Cork, his son, for life the lordship of Tynedale with all the lands, rents, lordships, franchises and liberties, paying £166 13s.4d. annually by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun. He held it until taken into the king’s hands on the death of the duke. It is worth nothing these days beyond the rent because devastated by the Scots. It is held of the king in chief by knight service. The lord has chancellor, justices, bailiffs and other officers, holding pleas of the crown and all manner of other pleas, and has so held them from time immemorial Date of death and heir, aged 30 years and more, as above.
C 137/32, no. 36
E 149/78, no. 4
E 152/373, 377


REYNOLD TRAILLY
643
Writ 27 Nov. 1401.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 20 Dec
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 100 a. and a fishery, parcel of the manor of Quy, annual value £7 3s. John Trailly, his father, long before his death granted by charter to John Warde, clerk, and Ralph de Pokelyngton the manor of Quy, except for the above. Ralph died. John Warde, rector of Northill, granted it to Reynold Grey, lord of Wexford and Ruthin, Gerard Braibrok, knight, junior, Reynold Ragon, John Hervy and John Hertishorn. Reynold released his rights to them. It is held of the bishop of Ely, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. He died on 18 Oct. Margery wife of William Huggeford, knight, is his kinswoman and heir, being the daughter of Katherine, daughter of Walter, father of John, father of John knight, father of Reynold, and aged 30 years and more.
644
Writ 27 Nov. 1401.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 16 Dec
He held in his demesne as of fee: Northill, 1 a., of the king in chief by knight service, parcel of the manor, which with the advowson, except the 1 a., he granted by his charter to Gerard Braybrok, knight, junior, Thomas Peyvre, Edmund Hampden, John Hervy, John Warde, parson of Northill, John Herteshorn and their heirs by the king’s licence [CPR 1399–1401, p.523], and the tenants attorned to them. The 1 a. is worth 6d. yearly. Ravensden, the manor, annual value 33s.4d. and no more because long before his death he granted John Herteshorn, esquire, by his charter, a rent of 5 marks from it for life. It is held of Lord Moubray, in the king’s ward, service unknown. He also held a rent of a rose from the manor of Wootton Hoo, and 2 a. wood and half the escheats, reliefs, wardships, marriages and profits of court, with the reversion of the manor, which William Mabely holds for life and 2 years more, by the grant of John Traylly, knight, for the rent of a rose. The wood has no annual value because William Mabely will have the thorn and hazel with the boughs of trees there (habebit omnes spunas et corulos cum ramis arborum in dicto bosco crescent’). The half of the escheats, relief etc. are worth 4d. yearly. Long before his grant to William Mabely, John Traylly, knight, the father, granted by charter to John Harteshorn and Alice his wife, now deceased, a rent of £6 from the manor for their lives. The manor is held of Robert Todenham, service unknown. Long before he died he granted to Reynold Grey, lord of Wexford and Ruthin, Gerard Braybrok, knight, junior, John Warde, rector of Northill, Reynold Ragoun, John Hervy and John Herteshorn all his rights in the manor of Carlton, which they held for the life of Joan widow of John Trailly by the grant of John Trailly father of Reynold; and also long before his death he granted to Gerard Braybrok, lord of Odell, and Gerard Braybrok, junior, knights, Edmund Hampden and their heirs his rights in the manors of Yelden and Chellington, which they had for 20 years by the grant of John Traylly. Date of death and heir as above.
645
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Thrapston 26 Jan 1402
He held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/32, no. 37
E 149/78, no. 2


JOHN SYWARD
646
Writ 10 Feb. 1402.
DORSET. Inquisition. Melcombe Regis 2 March
He held in his demesne as of fee; Winterborne Clenston, the manor, of the lady of Mari…yon, service unknown, annual value £10. Shilvinghampton, 8s. rent, of the abbess of Shaftesbury, service unknown. Swyre, 1 messuage and 100 a., of … Swyre, annual value 32s. Frome Vauchurch, half the manor and the advowson, of Edward Charleton in dower of his wife Eleanor, formerly wife of Roger earl of March, of the manor of Wigmore, assigned to Eleanor in dower, service unknown, annual value … Horiford and Sutton Poyntz, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of Alice de Bryene, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Cheselbourne Ford, half the manor, of …, service unknown, annual value £4. Cheselbourne, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of the abbess of Shaftesbury, service unknown, annual value £4. Fiddleford, 20s. rent … Bagber, 1 messuage, 3 a. and 12d. rent, of the lady of Bagber, service unknown, annual value with the rent 3s. Winterborne Nicholaston, 1 messuage and 40 a., of Roger Seymour of Somerset, service unknown, annual value 20s. Winterborne Monkton, 1 messuage and 40 a., of the abbot of Bindon, annual value 40s. Whatcombe, 1 messuage, 1 carucate …, service unknown, annual value 20s. The premises belonged to William de Wynterburn, father of Katherine, mother of John Syward, and his heirs. John Syward enfeoffed William Canyngton, Robert Penn, knight, John Bryt, Thomas Hobbes and John Jurdan, and they re-enfeoffed him and the heirs of his body, with remainder to the right heirs of William Wynterburn. He died without heirs of his body. John Heryng, son of Walter Heryng, son of Alice, sister of William, is the next heir of William Winterburn and aged 28 years and more. He also held jointly with Joan his wife, who survives, the manor of Stinsford, 15 a. in Kingston Maureward, 100 … in Fordington, … 13s.4d., and £14 rent in Muckleford, by the gift of William Canyngton, Robert Penn, Ralph Bryt and John … to them and the heirs of their bodies … [14 lines illegible] … and the manor of Fordington is held of the lord of Fordington, service unknown. He died on 7 Feb. Who is next heir on his father’s side is unknown. On his mother’s side it is the above named John Heryng, aged 28 years and more.
647
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 20 July 1404
Maud wife of Thomas Brocas and Alice wife of John Sturmyn, daughters of William Syward, are next heirs of John Syward on his father’s side and aged 26 years and more and 25 years and more.
C 137/32, no. 38
C 137/41, no. 6


WILLIAM CLAVILL
648
Writ, stating that he held in chief of the heir of Roger de Mortimer, earl of March. 5 May 1401.
DORSET. Inquisition. Wareham 31 Oct
He held nothing in his demesne as of fee or in service of the heir of Roger de Mortimer, late earl of March, in the king’s ward, or of anyone else; but William Baret and Joan his wife held in their demesne as of fee in right of Joan 1 messuage, 3 carucates, 7 a. meadow, 6 a. wood, and rents of 20s., 1 lb. pepper and 1/2 lb. wax in Afflington. By a fine of 1317 [CP 25(1) 49/30, no. 112] they granted these holdings to Ralph de la Hyde and Eleanor his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with successive remainders failing such heirs to John de la Hyde and Edith his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and Henry de la Hyde and his heirs. So Ralph and Eleanor held them, and after their deaths the holdings passed to Ralph their son and heir, who married Alice daughter of William Filole and died without heirs. The premises descended to Joan and Edith, daughters of Ralph and Eleanor and sisters of the younger Ralph, by virtue of the fine. Joan died without heirs of her body, and Edith married William Clavill and they had issue and she died without heirs [sic]. William held them by the courtesy of England, and against him Alice daughter of William Filole brought a writ of dower demanding a third part as the assignment of Ralph, son of Ralph, her late husband, and she recovered it against William Clavyle. She still lives. Afterwards William held two parts by the courtesy of England with the reversion of the third part after the death of Alice. After his death they remain to John Stoklond as grandson and heir of John de la Hyde and Edith his wife, being the son of Eleanor, daughter of John and Edith. This John Stoklond’s estate William Bonevyle, knight, has. They are held by knight service of Edward de Charleton, knight, and Eleanor his wife as her dower of the inheritance of Roger de Mortimer, late earl of March, her former husband, annual value of the two parts 100s. By another fine of 1317 [CP 25(1) 49/30, no. 115] Henry de la Hyde granted to William Baret and Joan his wife 1 messuage, 1 mill, 2 carucates, 25 a. meadow, 400 a. heath, and rents of 30s. and 1 lb. pepper in Moreton, Hurst, Woolgarston and Knitson, to hold of him for their lives by the rent of a rose at Midsummer, with successive remainders to Ralph de la Hyde and Eleanor his wife and the heirs of their bodies, John de la Hyde and Edith his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and Henry de la Hyde and his heirs. After the death of William Baret and Joan the lands descended to Ralph and Eleanor, and so as above, to Edith and William Clayvile. They now remain to John Stoklond as above. The premises in Moreton and Hurst are held of Elizabeth countess of Salisbury by knight service, annual value of two parts 6 marks; those in Woolgarston of the prior of Christchurch by knight service, two parts 11s.; those in Knitson of John Rempston by knight service, two parts 13s.4d. William Clavill also held for life jointly with Edith his late wife, who was the daughter of Ralph de la Hyde, the manors of Ferne by Wimborne St. Giles, comprising 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 6 a. meadow and 10 a. wood, and of Hyde in Tarrant Hinton by Pimperne, comprising 1 messuage, 1 carucate, 1 a. meadow and 60 a. pasture. By two fines of 1358 [CP 25(1) 50/43, nos.231, 236] William Fillol granted them to William Clavyle, senior, for life, with successive remainders to William Clavyle, junior, and Edith his wife, the heirs of the body of Edith, and the right heirs of William Clavyle, senior. Now they remain to Peter Clayvile, brother of William, senior, and he is aged 18 years and more. Hyde is held of the abbess of Shaftesbury by knight service and Ferne of Thomas Wake of his manor of Wimborne St. Giles by knight service, annual value together 10 marks. He was a bastard and died without heirs of his body on 2 April last.
C 137/33, no. 39


JOHN DE CHERLETON OF POWYS, KNIGHT
649
Writ 28 Oct. 1401.
He held 1 messuage in the parish of St. Sepulchre in his demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage, as all the city is held, annual value 6 marks. He died on 19 Oct. last. Edward Cherleton, knight, his brother and heir, is aged 28 years and more.
650
Writ 23 Oct. 1401.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 3 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in the March: Welshpool, the castle, annual value nil; the manor, 1 grange(?) annual value 10s., and a park with no underwood and pasture worth nothing beyond the sustenance of the game; the borough, with fairs at St. Leonard, St. Augustine and the Decollation of St. John the Baptist with casual revenues never exceeding 66s.8d. annually, a weekly market annual value 40s., assize rents £10, 2 carucates nil this year because lying fallow and unused, the pasture is common, 20 a. meadow annual value 40s., and pleas and perquisites of the court 20s.; all held as a sixtieth part of a barony. Buttington, the manor, 1 messuage, 1 carucate annual value nil because fallow, the pasture is common, and 20 a. meadow 40s., and a hamlet called Trewern parcel of the manor with assize rents of £10, and pleas and perquisites of court of the manor 10s.; all held as a fiftieth part of a barony. Talgarth, the manor, 1 messuage nil, 1 carucate 6s.8d. but nil this year because fallow, the pasture is common, and 20 a. meadow 20s.; held as a … part of a barony. Mathrafal, the manor, 1 messuage nil, 1 carucate … pasture nil because fallow and common, 20 a. meadow 20s. but they were mown in the lifetime of John Cherlton, underwood nil beyond the sustenance of the game, and pasture in the wood 2s.; held as an eightieth part of a barony. Tafolwern, the manor, 1 messuage nil, and 1 chase nil beyond the sustenance of the game; held as a twentieth part of a barony. Ystrad Marchall and Llanerchydol, the commotes, assize rents £20, a rent called ‘porthiantgaia’, that is winter feeding, payable at All Saints £4, and pleas and perquisites of court 30s., held as a sixtieth part of a barony. Cyfeiliog, the commote, assize rents £20, rents of 4 quarters of oat flour at Candlemas, rent of 40 hens at Christmas at 1d., and pleas and perquisites of court 30s.; held as a fiftieth part of a barony. Caereinion, the commote, assize rents £20, rent called winter feeding (pittura) £8, and pleas and perquisites of court £4; held as a tenth part of a barony. Arwystly, Mechain Uwchoed and Mechain Iscoed, assize rents £40, 40 hens at Christmas at 1d., and pleas and perquisites of court 40s.; held as a fortieth part of a barony. Deuddwr and Teirtref, assize rents £30, 100 hens at 1d., rent called winter feeding at All Saints £4, and pleas and perquisites of court 40s.; held as a fiftieth part of a barony. Mechain Uwchoed and Iscoed, rents of £34 at Lady Day and Michaelmas, winter feeding 100s., and pleas and perquisites of court 20s.; held as a fortieth part of a barony. Mochnant, assize rents £24, winter feeding £4, and pleas and perquisites of court 30s.; held as an eightieth part of a barony. Llangurig, the lordship, assize rents 100s., and pleas and perquisites of court 20s.; held as a sixth part of a knight’s fee. Plas Dinas, the lordship, assize rents 100s., and pleas and perquisites of court 26s.8d.; held as an eighth part of a knight’s fee. Llanidloes, the market town, assize rents 100s., 2 fairs at St. Lawrence and Midsummer with casual revenue not exceeding 40s., a market every Saturday with casual revenues not exceeding 40s., and pleas and perquisites of court 16s.; held as an eightieth part of a barony. Machynlleth, the market town, assize rents 100s., 2 fairs at St. John before the Latin Gate and St. Margaret with casual revenue not exceeding 40s., a market every Wednesday 40s., and pleas and perquisites of court 40s.; held as an eightieth part of a barony. Llanfyllin, the market town, assize rents 40s., 2 fairs at St. Philip and St. James and St. Simon and St. Jude 30s., and pleas and perquisites of court 20s.; held as a hundredth part of a barony. In the county he held in his demesne as of fee: Pontesbury, the manor, assize rents £40, wood value of underwood nil, the pasture is common, and pleas and perquisites of court 40s.; held as a twentieth part of a knight’s fee. Charlton, the castle nil; the manor, 1 carucate nil this year because fallow, and assize rents £6; all of Thomas abbot of Shrewsbury, service unknown. Lydham, the manor, 1 messuage nil, 1 carucate nil this year because fallow, pasture common, assize rents 100s., and pleas and perquisites of court 16s.; of John bishop of Hereford, service unknown. Aston, 1 messuage and 1 virgate 6s.8d.; of the abbot of Shrewsbury by a rent of a pair of shoes. Withington, 1 messuage and 1 virgate 10s.; of William Clifford, service unknown. Isombridge, 1/2 a. meadow 6d.; of Isabel Eynesford, service unknown. Uppington, 1 messuage and 1 virgate 5s.; of Hugh [Burnell], knight, service unknown. [E 136/189/7] Total annual revenues: from the March £298 13s.; from Shropshire £54 18s.2d. He died without heirs of his body on 19 Oct. Edward his brother and next heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/33, no. 40
E 136/189/7
E 149/79, no. 2


IDONEA WIFE OF JOHN POULET
651
ex officio
She held: Compton Durville, lands and tenements of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £4. Cudworth, the manor, of John Chidyok of his manor of ‘Cholbargh’, service unknown, annual value £10. Oath, lands and tenements, of Matthew de Gurnay, knight, by knight service, annual value 5 marks. Seavington St. Mary, lands and tenements, of Cecily widow of Thomas Bonevyle, service unknown, annual value 5 marks. Seavington Dennis, 5 a. of Humphrey de Stafford, knight, by knight service, annual value 5s. Charlton Mackrell, lands and tenements of the earl of March, service unknown, annual value 53s.4d. Walscombe, lands and tenements, of John Chidyok, service unknown, annual value 30s. Ludney, lands and tenements, of John Chidyok, service unknown, annual value 35s. She died on 15 Sept. John son of Idonea and John and next heir of both is aged 1 1/2 years.
652
Writ, plura, 16 June 1401.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater 14 Oct
She held: Chard, 1 messuage and 1 fulling mill, of the bishop of Bath and Wells by knight service, annual value 8s. Dinnington, 1 toft with garden, 8 a. and 2 a. meadow, of the heir of [Alexander de] la Lynde by knight service, annual value 5s. Charlton Adam, advowson of the chantry in the chapel of the Holy Spirit at the 4th presentation. The custody of these in addition to all those found in the other inquisition belongs to the king owing to the minority of the heir.
653
Writ, melius sciri, as it was found by inquisition that she held in Chard and Dinnington as above, but her status and right were not stated, nor of whom the latter was held. 16 Nov. 1403.
She had no status or right in the messuage and fulling mill in Chard. The toft, garden, 8 a. and 2 a. meadow in Dinnington were held by John Kayl in his demesne as of fee and granted to John Beynyn for life in 1376–7 without rent, with reversion to John Kayl and his heirs. John Beynyn held them. John Kayl had issue John and Idone a. John Kayl the father died and they descended to the son. He died without heirs of his body, and so the reversion descended to Idonea as sister. Idonea died. John Beynyn still holds and takes the profits. They are held of Alexander de la Lynde of his manor of Dinnington by a rent of 4d. at Michaelmas.
654
ex officio
She held 1 tenement in Loscombe which belongs to the king because elsewhere she held of the king in chief and because her heir John is under age. Its annual value is 16s. She died on 2 Sept.
C 137/33, no. 42
C 137/45, no. 42
E 149/77, no. 10


THOMAS ATTE HALL OF SOUTH CLIFFE
655
Writ, plenius certiorari; as an inquisition taken before John Godard, late escheator of Richard II, [CIM V, no. 171] found that a messuage and 2 bovates in South Cliffe in the parish of North Cave, which William Nelotson held on the day that he was outlawed, were taken into the king’s hands by Thomas Graa, escheator, and were held for 3 years and more, and were held of Thomas atte Hall of South Cliffe, order to enquire whether Thomas is dead or not, who is next heir, and by what service they are held. 24 Nov. 1401.
YORK. Inquisition. Kilham 30 Sept 1402
He has been dead for 14 years and more but the jurors do not know on what day he died. Alice who was the wife of William de Ake of Lockington, his daughter and heir, is aged 40 years and more. William Nelotson held of him on the day that he, William, was outlawed 1 messuage and 2 bovates in South Cliffe in the parish of North Cave by fealty, and by what other service is unknown.
C 137/33, no. 43


THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF JOHN SEYNTOWEYN
656
Writ 8 Aug. 1402.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 18 June 1403
He held the manors of Burlingjobb, Walton and Womaston and 57s. rent in Presteigne, all in the March of Wales; and 1 toft, 50 a., 2 a. meadow, 6 a. wood and 5s. rent in Garnstone and two parts of the manor of Burton, all in Herefordshire, with the reversion of the third part which Richard Lyngayne and Isabel, formerly the wife of John Seyntoweyn, brother of Thomas, now hold in the dower of Isabel. He held as kinsman and male heir of Ralph de St. Audoen, knight, being the son of John, son of John, son of Ralph, who held in fee tail to himself and the heirs male of his body. The premises, except those mentioned below, are held of Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland, Henry Percy the son, William Beauchampe, Lord Abergavenny, Hugh de Burnell, knight, and Thomas Overton, clerk, of the honour of Radnor by knight service, annual value £14 13s.4d. The 57s. rent in Presteigne is held of the same in socage of the same honour, service unknown, annual value nil because the tenements have been burnt and destroyed by the Welsh rebels. Six of the 50 a. in Garnstone are held of Richard Sarnesfeld by 12d. rent, 4 of the 6 a. wood are held of John Bradley by a rent of 20d. He died on 22 June last. Patrick Seyntoweyn, son of Ralph, is next heir male and aged 40 years and more.
657
Writ, plenius certiorari, reciting last inquisition, which does not say what estate Thomas had in the toft etc., and whether he died without heirs male, and ordering inquiry into how Patrick is kinsman and next heir, whether Burlingjobb, Walton and Womaston are one manor or several, and what estate he had in the toft etc. 10 Sept. 1403.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 16 Feb 1404
They say that Burlingjobb and Womaston are one manor, not separate, and that Walton is one manor. John is brother of Thomas Seyntoweyn, son of John, son of John, son of John, son of Ralph junior, son of Ralph senior. His predecessors died seised of the manors from time immemorial. They descended from father to son, from Ralph to Ralph to John to John to John and so to Thomas. Patrick is the next heir of Thomas, being the son of Ralph junior, father of John, father of John.
658
Writ 8 Aug. 1402.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Clapham 18 Aug
The manor of Clapham by the death of John Seyntowayn, who held of the heir of Thomas duke of Norfolk, under age in the king’s ward, by knight service, and owing to the minority of Thomas Seyntowayn, who died under age, came into the king’s hands and so remains. It is held of the heir of the duke of the honour of Bramber. There are the site of the manor, annual value nil; 1 dovecot, 6s.8d.; assize rents and farms, £6 13s.4d. payable by equal parts at the four principal terms; 140 a. at 3d.; 30 a. wood at 1d.; and pasture for 300 sheep, 6s.8d. He also held 1 messuage there called ‘le Compe’ of the same Thomas son of the duke of the manor of Findon in socage, annual value 5s. Stephen prior of Sele has occupied the manor since the death of Thomas. He also held 11 a. in the meadow of Arundel at 7d. of the earl of Arundel in socage; 20s. assize rents in Burgham and 2s. assize rent in Kirdford of the bishop of Chichester in socage; and the manor of Ilsham of the same bishop, service unknown. In the manor are 1 site, annual value nil; assize rents, 5s.5d. by equal parts at Christmas and Midsummer; 40 a. arable at 4d.; and 20 a. meadow at 8d. The bishop has occupied the manor since the death of Thomas. Date of death and heir as above (no. 656).
659
Writ, plenius certiorari, reciting the last inquisition and saying that Patrick was not the heir, but that Joan sister of Thomas was and Thomas son of Joan now is. Order to inquire. 24 Feb. 1410.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Bramber 4 March
Patrick, named in the inquisition, was not the heir on 22 June 1402, but Joan sister of Thomas then was, Thomas Dounton, son of Joan, is now next heir and aged 11 years and more.
C 137/33, no. 44, mm.1–4, 9–12
E 149/79, no. 1


JOAN WIFE OF THOMAS DOUNTON
660
Writ 7 Feb. 1404.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Weobley 16 July 1406
Joan wife of Roger Dounton, rightly called Joan wife of Thomas Dounton, sister and heir of Thomas Seyntoweyn, brother and heir of John Seyntoweyn, held: In the Welsh March: the manor of Burlingjobb and Walton, the manor of Womaston, and two parts of 57s. rent in Presteigne with the reversion of the third part which Richard Lyngayn and Isabel his wife, formerly the wife of John Seyntoweyn, now hold in the dower of Isabel. In Herefordshire: two parts of the manor of Burton, and the reversion of the third part similarly held by Richard Lyngayn and Isabel in dower; and two parts of a toft, 50 a., 2 a. meadow, 6 a. wood and 5s. rent in Garnstone, with the reversion of the third part held by the same in dower. The manor of Burlingjobb and Walton, the manor of Womaston, two parts of Burton, and of the toft, 44 of the 50 a., 2 a. meadow and 2 out of 6 a. wood in Garnstone, are held of the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, who is in the king’s ward, of the honour of Radnor by knight service, annual value 22 marks. The two parts of 57s. rent with the third part are held of the same in socage of the honour of Radnor, service unknown, annual value 20s. and no more because of waste and arson by the Welsh rebels. Six of the 50 a. in Garnstone are held of Richard Sarnesfeld by a rent of 12d. and 4 of the 6 a. of wood there are held of John Bradeley by a rent of 20d. She died on 20 May 1403. Thomas her son and heir is aged 7 years.
661
Writ, plenius certiorari, enquiring what estate she held in the manor of Burton, by what name the heir of the earl of March is known, and what estate she had in the rent in Presteigne. 26 May 1408.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 23 June
Robert de St. Audoen held the manor of Burton in his demesne as of fee and granted it by charter to Ralph de St. Audoen and Alice his wife and their heirs. They had issue John, who had issue John, Thomas and Joan. John had issue Isabel. She received two parts with reversion of the third part held by Isabel her mother, and died without heirs. Thomas as uncle and heir then held the two parts until he died. Then Joan entered as sister and heir of Thomas, and held it to herself and her heirs. The heir of the earl of March is called Edmund de Mortuo Mari. By what service she held the 57s. rent in Presteigne is unknown.
C 137/33, no. 44, mm.5–8


JOHN SON AND HEIR OF NICHOLAS ATTE BROOKE
662
Writ for proof of age, 6 March 1402.
HAMPSHIRE. Proof of age. Winchester 21 March
John Abraham, aged 60 years, says that John atte Brooke was 22 years of age on 26 Jan. last [Sunday before Candlemas] because he was born at Rotherwick on 30 Jan. [Sunday before Candlemas 1379] and baptised in the church there on the same day, and he was there because he was godfather. William Pope, 50, says that John is 22 years and more, and he knows because he was riding by Rotherwick on that day, met John Abraham and asked him where he was coming from; he answered that he was coming from the church after the baptism. John Shupevere, 50, saw the baptism in the church. John Parnel, 40, also saw the baptism in the church. John Smyth, 60, was in the church to make an agreement between Thomas atte Churche and William Wyfold, and saw the baptism. Richard Grigge, 40 and more, came to Rotherwick on that Sunday to dine with John his brother, and heard mass and saw the baptism. John Mesurlyn, 60, was at the church, paid John Syfurwast, esquire, 12s. rent and saw the baptism. Richard Elys, John Camere, John Dount, John atte Mere and Thomas Gregory were together practising archery opposite the church at the time of the baptism, and afterwards dined with the father.
C 137/33, no. 45


THOMAS SON OF EDMUND WALDEYVE
663
Writ for proof of age, stating that he was in the ward of Alan Waldeyeve, who should be warned. 12 May 1402.
WARWICK. Proof of age. Warwick 25 Sept
The jurors say that Thomas son of Edmund Waldeyve and Margery, and heir of Margery, was aged 21 on 13 Jan., having been born at Mollington on 13 Jan. 1380 before 9 o’clock and baptised in Mollington church on the same day. Peter Lyndraper, aged 60 years, was at the church on that day and saw the baptism. Richard Coke, 40, spoke with the chaplain who baptised Thomas on that day. Thomas Crosse, 47, knows because his eldest son John died on that day at Mollington. William Reve received his inheritance at Mollington on that day on the death of his father. Thomas Cartere had a son, Thomas, born on that day. Thomas Cateson, 50, was present in the church at the baptism. John Bokyngham, 50, was disseised of his free tenement in Mollington on that day. Thomas Davy, 50, saw the child being carried to the church in a woman’s arms on that day. Richard Magot, 50, received a great sum of money at Mollington on that day. John Gunson saw Thomas in the hands of the priest at the baptism. John Marchall, 40, raised a newly built chamber in Mollington on that day. William Correbrygge was at Mollington on that day and spoke with Edmund the father, who told him.
C 137/33, no. 46


ALICE DAUGHTER OF GODFREY FOLJAMBE, KNIGHT
664
NOTTINGHAM. Proof of age. Cotham 29 Oct 1401
William Gentyll of Cotham, aged 50 years and more, says that Alice is aged 14 years and more, because she was born at Cotham and baptised in All Saints’ church there on 27 June 1387. He knows because Thomas Grace, vicar of Cotham, was instituted on 6 June 1387, at which time Alice’s mother was pregnant, and she bore Alice on 27 June next, and Alice was baptised on the same day. John de Dover of Cotham, 50 and more, knows because on 2 Aug. 1387 his son Richard was born at Cotham and baptised in the church there, and Alice was born before that. William Wylche of Cotham, 40 and more, knows because on 28 June 1387 Adam de Eyleston, kinsman of Alice, bought a horse for 100s. from John de Leek, knight, Alice’s grandfather, and he was present and saw her. John de Kneton of Cotham, 30 and more, was staying with Godfrey Foljambe, knight, Alice’s father, at Cotham on the Thursday on which she was born. Thomas Jonson of Elston, 60 and more, paid Robert de Goushill £20 at Cotham and saw her then. William Vycarman of Elston, 60 and more, says that … at Cotham … John Moore bought from John Leek, Alice’s grandfather, 100 … on 18 Sept. 1387, before which day Alice was born. William Palmer, 40 and more, knows because his son John was born at Elston on 9 Sept. 1387 and Alice was born before that. John Coke of Hawton, 40 and more, was in the church and saw the baptism of Alice. Richard Wylche of Hawton, 40 and more, [bought from] William Leek 20 quarters of pease for the use of Godfrey Foljambe, knight, Alice’s father, at Screveton on 13 Aug. 1387, and she was born before that day and he saw her then. William del Hay of Hawton, 40 and more, bought a horse from Roger de Upton, chaplain of John Leek, Alice’s grandfather, at Cotham on 12 Aug. 1387 and saw her then. John Vausour of Hawton, 34 and more, married Alice daughter of William Weston at Cotham on 7 Aug. 1387, and Alice was born before that and he saw her. John Roberdson of Elston, 40 and more, built a new chamber at Elston on 9 Sept. 1387, and Isabel his wife was Alice’s nurse on that day and for a long time afterwards, and he saw her in her cradle.
C 137/33, no. 47


JOHN SON AND HEIR OF HENRY CONQUEST OF HOUGHTON CONQUEST
665
Writ for proof of age, 8 April 1402.
[Endorsed] Thomas Mewe, who had the wardship, was warned to be at the church of Houghton Conquest on 18 May by Richard Colles, Henry Manton, Thomas Curson and William Eyr of Houghton Conquest.
BEDFORD. Inquisition and proof of age by 12 good and lawful men all aged 42 years and more. Houghton Conquest 18 May
John Richer says that John Conquest is aged 21 years and more because, as he knows, he was born at Houghton Conquest and baptised in the church there on Thursday 30 June 1379 [sic]. Within a quarter of a year after the birth Henry Conquest enfeoffed the rector of Houghton Conquest in all his lands in Houghton Conquest on certain conditions after seisin. Richer was witness of the seisin, and at the dinner afterwards was present with other neighbours, and this was before 7 July 1382 (citra festum translacionis Sancte Thome martiris citra annum sextum). Thomas atte Hall of Wootton within a fortnight of the birth married Alice daughter of William Bernevyll. Richard Doncesson, William Catesson, William Straunge and Thomas Querndon on 10 June 1381 set out on a pilgrimage to Canterbury, and when they returned to Houghton Conquest six days later they found all their houses and barns in Chapel End there accidentally burnt down. William atte Dene on the day of the birth and baptism was living in Houghton Conquest, and on that day Maud his wife, now deceased, gave birth to his eldest son William, now chaplain of Cardington. John Lyllyngston remembers because in that year he and Elizabeth his wife took certain lands for life by indenture from Henry Conquest in Houghton Conquest, and by the date of the indenture he knows and proves the age. John Typper says that in the year that John was born his father Robert Typper of Wootton died and Henry Conquest allowed him to enter his father’s lands. William Barker and William Weston were in the church on the day of the churching of the mother of John Conquest, and afterwards at the feast with Henry Conquest the father. William Barker was staying with William rector of Marston Moretaine, who was godfather. William Weston was with the rector as bailiff and rode to the feast. There William Barker was a servant in the kitchen and served William Weston in the hall.
C 137/33, no. 48


JOHN SON AND HEIR OF HENRY HELION
666
Writ for proof of age, because he claims to be of full age although found to be under age by the inquisitions taken after the death of his father [CIPM XVII, nos.66–8; three inquisitions of which two said 5 years and more, and one (evidently correctly) 12 years and more, Oct. and Nov. 1391, June 1392]. He is in the ward of John Clerk, vicar of Chrishall, by the grant of John Dorward and Roger Walden, to whom Richard II granted the wardship. The king, by the information of John Dorward and others of the council, and also by inspection of his person in his own presence, believes that he is of age. 6 Nov. 1401.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Saffron Walden 1 Dec
John Basset, aged 52 years and more, says that John Helion was aged 21 years and more on 24 Feb. last because he was born at Chrishall on 14 Feb. 1379 and baptised in the church there. Master John Dunwich, rector of Borley, John Basset of Chrishall and Amice prioress of Ickleton raised him from the font on St. Valentine’s day. This he knows because he had a daughter Isabel baptised there on the following day. Thomas Heynes, John Elis and Robert Lawney, all 49 years and more, were in the church on the day of the baptism for the burial of Margaret wife of John de Wawton, knight. John Parker, 50, Roger Serle, 52, John Pite, 49, and John Lavenham, 60, were in the field of Henry Helion called ‘Pirifeld’ measuring, and saw the godparents coming from the church on that day. William Selonge and Richard Serle, both aged 56, dined with the rector on that day, and he told them of it at dinner. John Morice and William Serle, both 52 and more, were at the house of John Birle, then constable there, about the building of a new barn by John Birle, and heard of the birth.
C 137/33, no. 49


THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS RALEGH
667
Writ for proof of age, requiring the warning of Agnes widow of Thomas Ralegh the father, William Fry, Robert Fry and Thomas Kyngesland, who had the wardship, to attend. 15 Dec. 1401.
[Endorsed] They were warned by John Tymbrell, William Baily, Henry atte Ford and Henry Devyll.
WARWICK. Proof of age. Warwick 26 Dec
The jurors say that Thomas was 21 on Friday 4 Feb. last because he was born on Friday 3 Feb. 1380 [Friday after Candlemas in each case] at Farnborough and baptised in the church there before 9 o’clock. Richard Waldeyeve, aged 60, had a wooden cross made and raised in the church on that day in honour of the Trinity and for the health of his soul. John Wodelowe, 40, was building a house at Farnborough and his right arm was injured by a sudden fall of timber from the house. Eneas de Baddeby, 45, knows because his eldest son Thomas died at Farnborough on that day. John Harreys, 60, received a large part of his inheritance because his father died on that day. Thomas Vyncent, 40, had a son baptised in the same font on that day and named Richard. John Drapere, 41, married Joan his wife in that church on that day. Roger Bulston, 50, was disseised of his free tenement in Farnborough on that day. John Broun, 40, had a new chamber built in Farnborough at that time. John Rody, 40, built a new house then. Thomas Gregory, …, was in the church and saw the baptism. John Tewe, …, saw a woman carrying Thomas from the church after the baptism. John Faukener, 46, was in the church and saw the baptism.
C 137/33, no. 50


ALAN SON AND HEIR OF ALAN DE BUXHULL, KNIGHT
668
Writ, plenius certiorari. An inquisition of 6 Dec. 1381 [recte 14 Nov. 1381, CIPM XV, nos.459–60] found that Alan de Buxhull, knight, held certain lands and that his heirs were his daughters, Elizabeth wife of Roger Lynde and Amice, late the wife of John Beverley; and they being of full age the lands, apart from the dower of his widow Maud, were released to them; but Maud was pregnant and afterwards gave birth to Alan, whereupon the lands were resumed into the king’s hands until he should be of full age. Order to inquire whether he is still alive, and if so of what age. 19 March 1402.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sturminster Marshall 13 July
Alan, son of Alan de Buxhull, knight, is still living, is next heir and is aged 21 1/2 years and more.
669
Similar writ, 19 March 1402.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. East Grinstead 23 May
Alan, son of Alan de Buxhull, knight, is alive and is next heir to Alan. He was born on 20 Jan. 1382 and is therefore aged 21 years and more [sic].
670
Writ for proof of age, ordering that Maud, widow of John de Monte Acuto, earl of Salisbury, [his mother], and William Gobyon, esquire, and Henry Sybbesey, draper of London, who are holding two parts of the manor of Bugsell during the minority, be warned. 19 Aug. 1402.
[Endorsed]: They were warned by John Pychard and William Est and were present and raised no objections.
LONDON. Proof of age. Guildhall 12 Sept
The jurors say that he was born in the parish of St. Helen Bishopsgate on 22 June 1381 [5 Richard II, recte 1382, 6 Richard II], and this they know for the following reasons: John Bechesworth, aged 55 years and more, Richard Carpenter, 56 and more, and Nicholas Preston, 55 and more, on that day saw Nicholas Dagworth, on behalf of Thomas duke of Gloucester, John Fordehome, bishop of Ely, and Isabel the king’s daughter, raise him from the font [but Isabel died in 1379, Thomas was not duke of Gloucester until 1385, and Fordham was not provided to Ely until 1388]. Hugh Trap, 60 and more, Thomas Holt, 58 and more, William Wycombe, 50 and more, Robert Powair, 50 and more, Richard Tutford, 60 and more, and Robert Bridport, 50 and more, at the request of the father held six lighted wax torches by the font throughout the time of the baptism. Robert Stanley, 50 and more, William Marwe, 60 and more, and Richard Loundres, 54 and more, saw a servant of Alan the father carrying jugs of sweet wine called ‘bastard’ and ‘Romeney’ to the church, and they were present and well and truly drank of it.
C 137/33, no. 52
671
Similar writ, 28 June 1403.
LONDON. Proof of age. Guildhall 10 July
The jurors say that he was born in the parish of St. Helen Bishopsgate on 22 June 1382 and baptised in St. Helen’s church. John Bechesworth, aged 56 years and more, Richard Carpenter, 57 and more, and Adam Gace, 4… and more, know this because in their presence Nicholas Dagworth and the others [as in last] raised him from the font. Hugh Trap, 61 and more, Thomas Holt, 59 and more, William Wycombe, 51 and more, Robert Power, 51 and more, Richard Tutford, 61 and more, and Robert Bridport, 51 and more, held blazing torches throughout the baptism ceremony. Robert Stanley, 51 and more, William Marewe, 60 and more, and Richard Loundres, 55 and more, saw a servant of Alan’s father carrying jugs of sweet wine called ‘Romeney’ to the church, and they were present and drank of it.
C 137/40, no. 47


JOHN SON AND HEIR OF RICHARD VYLERS KINSMAN AND HEIR OF SIMON PAKEMAN
672
Writ for proof of age, 24 April 1402.
LEICESTER. Proof of age. Leicester 18 May
Thomas Pachet, aged 50 years, says that John was born at Brooksby and baptised in the church there on 6 May (feast of St. John before the Latin Gate) 1380, and was therefore 21 on the last occurrence of that feast. He knows because Richard his brother was born on that day, and the other jurors know for the following reasons: John Bret, 48, was sent to Sproxton to John Brabazon, knight, to ask him to be godfather. William Swayn, 46, married Cecily daughter of Richard Ardern on that day. William Redley, 41, was present in the church and went to the rectory to fetch salt for the baptism. John Forster, 49, because his daughter Margaret was born and baptised in the same church on that day. John Neel, 41, bought 2 a. in the meadow of Brooksby from John Poutrell on that day, and he knows by the date of the charter. William atte Persones, 61, took seisin of a messuage in Rearsby on that day by the grant by charter of Thomas Nevyll. Robert de Broughton, 46, buried Ralph his father in the church of Rearsby on that day. John Poutnell, 42, because his daughter Juliana married James Cotiler of Leicester on that day. Richard Fraunceys, 41, because Stephen Longulers died on that day and was buried in the church of Brooksby. John Rontour, 42, because on that day Reynold his son fell into a well in Muston and died, and lay there for three days. John Brunne, 49, knows because in that year the house of Richard Munceux in Bescoby was totally destroyed by fire.
C 137/33, no. 54


WILLIAM SON AND HEIR OF JOHN SYBYLE
673
Writ for proof of age, 5 Nov. 1401.
CAMBRIDGE. Proof of age. Cambridge 19 Nov
The jurors say that he was born on 8 Dec. 1379 at Horseheath and baptised there, and this they remember for the following reasons: John Pelter was in the church to hear mass and saw the baptism. Stephen Fitzwilliam was going from the church to his house and met William being carried to the church in a woman’s arms. John Webbe said that his wife had a son John who was baptised immediately after William. William Hamond says that on that day the parish chaplain sat at table with him at 9 o’clock and told him of the birth. John Millere says that at dawn on that day he was with John Sybyle the father who told him that his wife had a son. John Norffolk was a servant of John Sybyle and carried the basin and ewer to the church. Henry Smyth was a farmer for John Sybyle, took his farm to Horseheath, paid him, and there saw William carried from the church after baptism. John Lynton was in the church and held the book beside the chaplain at the baptism. William Bodeneye said that Joan his wife was with the mother all through the night. John Longe was in the church reading the third morning lesson and heard William crying at the font. John Hikkeson and John Foster say that they had a dispute, and on that day John Sybyle the father caused them to reach an agreement in his house, when William was brought back from the baptism.
674
Writ for proof of age, 1 Dec. 1402.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 6 Jan 1403
Same as the above except that the ages of the jurors are given: John Pelter 52, Stephen Fitzwilliam 45, John Webbe 48, William Hamond 58, John Myllere 49, John Norffolk 45, Henry Smyth …, John Lynton 43, William Bodeneye 48, John Longe 49, John Hikkeson 47 and John Foster 51.
C 137/33, no. 55
C 137/40, no. 48


CHRISTOPHER SON AND HEIR OF CHRISTOPHER DE MORICEBY, KNIGHT
675
Writ for proof of age, ordering James de Pykeryng, executor of James de Pykeryng, knight, who had the wardship, to be summoned to attend. 27 Nov. 1401.
[Endorsed] He was summoned by Richard Ryot and William Fox and was present.
CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORLAND. Proof of age. Penrith 7 Jan 1402
The jurors say that Christopher is aged 21 years 6 weeks and more, because he was born at Winderwath and baptised in the free chapel there on Monday 12 Nov. 1380, and this they know for the following reasons: William del Legh, knight, aged 40 years and more, heard mass in that chapel on that day. John de Skelton, 40 and more, because on the Monday of the birth the house of Thomas Burgh, chaplain, caught fire, and he came by the chapel to put it out, and there people told him of the birth. Richard de Beaulieu, 60 and more, bought a horse from Richard Corsoun at the chapel on that day and saw the baptism. Richard de Louther, 40 and more, had a brother called Richard [sic] who was baptised there immediately after Christopher. William de Osmonderlawe, 40 and more, went to the chapel on that Monday to bury Margery his sister, and saw the baptism. Thomas de Raghton, 40 and more, was thrown from his horse outside the chapel and broke his arm on his way to mass, and several people told him of the baptism. John De Dalston, 40 and more, coming to the chapel to hear mass accidentally broke his right ankle on that day. Richard Skelton, 50 and more, was at the chapel for the wedding of John Roos and Maud daughter of Richard Englissh on that day and saw the baptism. Bertram Coldthird, 60 and more, because on that day John Storme was killed by Thomas Dykson at Winderwath. Dykson fled to the park of Whinfell and Bertram pursued him for the felony and was told of the birth. William de Hudelston, 40 and more, because on that Monday the bell tower of the chapel was blown down by a high wind. Robert de Grydesdale, 60 and more, because on that day the mill of Winderwath was destroyed by the flooding of the river Eden, and it was common talk that Christopher was born. John de Brakanthwayt, 40 and more, because on that Monday William his brother was drowned in the river Eden by the chapel, and he came there and heard of the birth.
C 137/33, no. 56


ANKARET WIFE OF THOMAS NEVYLL, KNIGHT, AND WIDOW OF RICHARD TALBOT, KNIGHT
676
Swindon, 1 chamber in the south part of the manor, with the chamber under and the close attached; 2 places in a barn in the east and 2 places in a byre in the north, with free ingress and egress; a third part of a meadow at the west end; 16 a. at ‘Lodelawe’, 3 a. in ‘Eldeorchard’, 3 a. at ‘Chalcrofte’, 2 a. at ‘Coursdyche’ and 2 a. at ‘Droppe’, all in the ‘Middelfeld’; 8 a. at ‘Langelond’, 1 1/2 a. at ‘Middelwatendon’ and 3 1/2 a. at ‘Over Watenden’, all in ‘le Estfeld’; 6 a. at ‘Langelond’, 1 1/2 a. in ‘Northwestefurlong’ and 9 1/2 a. in ‘Eldemede’, all in ‘le Northfeld’; 8 a. meadow in ‘Newenham’, and 2 a. meadow in ‘le More’ to the north. Rents and services of tenants there: John Debenham 8s., John Cadon 8s., Robert Purr …, John Boundy 11s.2d., John Admond 8s.4d.; and in the borough and portmote rents of Thomas Whyteman 5s.6d., Thomas Boundy 18d., John Pyrton 7s.2d., William Turke 2s.6d., John Debenham 2s.6d., … Whyteman 18d., John Godard 4s.2d., William Wytyll 6s., Agnes Coriour 3s.2d., Thomas Brome 3s. and Thomas atte Forde 2s.6d.
C 137/33, no. 61


JOHN SON AND HEIR OF ROBERT DE WALTON
677
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Robert de Bradshagh, aged 40 years and more, says that John de Walton was born on 7 Dec. 1379 and baptised in the church of Walton on the same day by William del Halle, the vicar. John del Vikers was godfather and Denise de Andernes godmother. Robert was attending the church on that day and saw John raised from the font, and so he knows that he is aged 21 years and more. The following jurors know the same because: John de Sotheworth, 40 and more, was at the church for a loveday between William Robynson and … of Kirdale when John was baptised. John del Twys, 40 and more, was at the church to hear mass before going to buy fish at Bootle, and was present at the baptism. Robert de Eld… was at the church to hear news from Ireland of the Earl Edmund [of March]. Henry de Penketh, 40 and more, was at the church to buy corn from Robert Wilkynson. Humphrey de Twys, 40 and more, was at the church to hear mass before going to Kirkdale to buy two oxen from Robert Wilkynson of Kirdale. William de Laghok, 40 and more, was at the church to hear mass before going to Litherland to see a corpse and wreck on the seashore. John del Hey, 40 and more, was at the church to see John del Hethe. John de Andern…, 40 and more, was at the church for a cockfight between John de Sikes and Robert del Heth. John de Bugard, 40 and more, was at the church … to see a man at Liverpool.
C 137/33, no. 62


JOAN WIDOW OF EDMUND INGALDESTHORP
678
Assigned in dower from all the lands of Edmund: Menethorpe: One third of a third part of the lands which he held jointly with Richard Waterton and Constance his wife, annual value 13s.4d.; all the houses at the … end of the hall of the chief messuage of ‘Swynton’ with free ingress and egress; a ‘baye’ with the ‘auteshote’ at the east end of the great barn called ‘Cornebarne’; a ‘baye’ at the north end called ‘la Heybarne’; a house called ‘le smythyhous’; and a house called ‘le stables’ to the north with free ingress and egress. Part of the demesne lands: 5 a. in ‘Wynnykfild’ to the north; 7 a. at the ‘crossebuttys’ in 2 pieces of 4 a. and 3 a.; 6 a. on ‘Sparoweclyff’ to the north; 3 a. and ‘yenge’ at ‘Brokebank’ to the north; 4 a. and ‘yenge’ at ‘Brokewell’; 2 a. at ‘Longe Gelowe’; 2 a. at ‘Shorte Gelowe’; 1 a. at ‘Glyntre’; 5 a. together above ‘Mowsewre’ to the south; 3 a. together above ‘Longebarnestoke’; 2 a. in ‘le Halthe’; 2 a. in ‘le Clyff’; 2 a. meadow at ‘Overwynshley’ to the south; and 1/2 a. meadow at ‘Kylnerthbrigges’ to the east; which lands William Culburn holds by a rent of 17s.4d. Rents: 2 1/2d. from a messuage and land which John Hunte holds; 2s.10d. from a messuage of Alice Lawton; 2 1/2d. from a messuage of Robert Mersser; 18d. from the heir of William Busshell; 20s. from … bovates held by Roger Colburn; 7s. from 1 messuage and 1/2 bovate held by John Godley; and … a. of wood lying together at the east end of ‘Shawe’.
C 137/33, no. 63


JOHN WODEFORD, ESQUIRE
679
ex officio
He held in his demesne as of fee 6 messuages and 6 virgates in Wyfordby of Thomas, son and heir of Thomas late duke of Norfolk, under age in the king’s ward, service unknown, annual value 36s.8d.; and 1 messuage and 2 a. in Melton Mowbray and Sysonby of the same, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d. He died on 17 Aug. 1401. Robert his son and heir will be 18 years of age on 21 May next.
C 137/33, no. 64
E 149/79, no. 16


ROBERT BADERON
680
ex officio
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Awre, which King John granted to Walter de Aura, senior, his ancestor, for his homage and service, by the name of 2 virgates, 6 a. and 1 meadow called ‘Hundomor’, by the service of 1 mark yearly, annual value 20s. He died on 3 Nov. 1376. His widow Joan claimed a third part in dower and held it until she died on 26 June 1396. Maud and Joan, his daughters and next heirs, were aged 18 years and more and 17 years and more when he died. They held two parts. Maud married John Felde. John, Maud and Joan took the profits of the two parts without royal licence until 9 Feb. 1397 when Joan died without heirs. John Felde and Maud then held two parts and since the death of Robert’s widow they have also held the other part, comprising 16 a. arable and 2 a. meadow. They are holding it all without royal licence, title unknown.
C 137/33, no. 65
E 152/373, no. 2


HENRY DE AURE
681
ex officio
He held 10 tenements in St. Briavels and an office in the forest of Dean called ‘Forstereswyke’ of the king in chief of the castle of St. Briavels by the duty of serving for 40 days in that castle in time of war, annual value 7s. He died on 13 Oct. 1401. Richard his son and heir is aged 21 years and more.
C 137/33, no. 66
E 152/373, no. 1


WILLIAM ASTON
682
ex officio
William Aston of Aston Ingham has been an idiot since 9 Jan. 1400. He holds a tenement called ‘Astonescourt’ in Ley by Westbury, annual value 26s.8d. He and Alice his wife have taken the profits during this time.
C 137/33, no. 67


WILLIAM DE FERRARIIS
683
Writ, plenius certiorari, reciting that Edward III on 3 March 1337 granted [CPR 1334–8, p.418] the reversion of the manor of Walton upon Trent, after the death of Isabel the queen mother, who then held it, to Henry de Ferrariis and his heirs, and an inquisition by Philip Lutteley, escheator, on 6 Sept. 1358 [CIPM X, pp.358–9] found that Queen Isabel held it for life and that the reversion belonged to William son and heir of Henry de Ferrariis; order to enquire when he died, etc. 1 Dec. 1401.
DERBY. Inquisition. Repton 13 Feb 1402
William de Ferrariis died on 8 Jan. 1371. The William de Ferrariis who is still living is the next heir male to the manor and advowson of Walton upon Trent, being the son of Henry, son of the first William, and aged 28 years and more. Godfrey Foljambe, knight, occupied the manor and took the profits from the death of William until Christmas 1376, title unknown. Then Richard Hampton, esquire, held it until 12 April 1385 by grant for life by letters patent [CPR 1377–81, p.77], and Thomas Sy and William Gold since 12 April 1385 by letters patent [CPR 1381–5, p.547], with John Delwe and Henry Coton, clerk, but the title of the last two is unknown.
C 137/33, no. 69


JOHN POKESWELL
684
ex officio
He held by the courtesy of England in right of the inheritance of Eleanor, sometime his wife: Woolmersdon, a third part of half the manor, of the manor of Nether Stowey by knight service. Stowey was in the king’s hands by reason of the death of Lady Daudele. John Tochet, knight, has now secured it in right of his inheritance. Annual value of the third part, 33s.4d. Uphill and Christon, a quarter of the manor, of the manor of Blagdon, annual value 60s.; and a fifth part of a rent of 40d. from 1 messuage and 40 a. arable, meadow and pasture in West Lydford, of the manor of West Lydford. All the fees of the manors of Blagdon and West Lydford were in the king’s hands owing to the forfeiture of the earl of Huntingdon, or by his death and the minority of the heir; and now by the king’s grant [CPR 1399–1401, pp.274, 397, 457] these fees and manors are held by the abbot of St. Mary Graces; and of these manors John and Eleanor held all their lands, rent and revenues in Uphill, Christon and West Lydford, by priority of all other lords of whom they held elsewhere in the county, in right of Eleanor. Bedminster, a third part of the manor, of Thomas Beauchamp, knight, of the manor of White Lackington by knight service, annual value 50s. Compton Durville, a third part of the manor, of Baldwin Malet, knight, of the manor of Sutton Mallet by knight service, annual value 4 marks. Cossington, a third part of a toft and a third part of a carucate, of John Brente, lord of that manor, by knight service, annual value 15s. West Chilton, 1 carucate called ‘Chaldecote’, of the manor by knight service, of the heir of Thomas Tryvet, knight, not in the king’s hands at the time of John Pokeswell’s death, annual value 40s. Huntspill, 1 messuage and a third part of a carucate in the manor, in the hands of the earl of Somerset with knight’s fees until the full age of Fulk Fitzwaryn, by the king’s grant, annual value 20s. Burnham, 1 carucate, of the bishop of Winchester of that manor by knight service, annual value 40s. Churchill, 1 toft and 1 virgate called ‘Lyncombe’, of Ellis Fitzpayn of that manor in socage, annual value 5s. He died on 13 Dec. 1400. John the son and next heir of both Eleanor and John is aged 17 years and more.
C 137/33, no. 70


LAWRENCE BROMHILL
685
Exchequer writ of certiorari as to the value of the lands he held which are in the king’s hands. 10 Dec. 1401 [Enrolled, E 368/174, brevia retornata, m.17].
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford 14 Jan 1402
The jurors are totally ignorant of what lands he held; so far as they know he had none in Herefordshire or the adjacent March of Wales.
686
The jurors are totally ignorant, as in last.
E 149/76, no. 10


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF HENRY SUTHILL AND FORMERLY WIFE OF ROBERT DE STODHOWE
687
ex officio
She held for life, with remainder to Robert de Stodehowe, son and heir of Robert de Stodehowe, who is under age in the king’s ward because of lands elsewhere in Burnby by Pocklington held in chief by knight service: Wombwell, 3 messuages, 2 1/2 bovates and 11s. rent, of John de Annesley, knight, in socage, annual value 40s. Studdah in Richmond, the manor, of Stephen Lescrope, knight, in socage, annual value 40s. Hudswell, 1 cottage and 60 a., of the abbot of St. Agatha’s in socage, annual value 17s. Huby, 1 messuage and 1 furlong (cultura), of other than the king, annual value 7s. Birdsall, 1/2 carucate, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 7s. She died about 1 May 1401. Robert her son and heir is aged 19 years and more. Hugh Wombwell has occupied the premises in Wombwell since the day of her death, Cuthbert Barbour of Richmond those in Hudswell, Robert Stonlap the manor of Studdah, and Robert Stodehowe the land in Birdsall. They have taken the profits and are answerable to the king.
E 149/78, no. 8


SIMON MUCHELL
688
ex officio
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service 1 messuage and 1 1/2 virgates in Milton Lilborne. He died on 28 May last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 17 years.
E 149/79, no. 13


THOMAS BOYVYLE KNIGHT
689
ex officio
He held in his demesne as of fee a third part of the manor of Little Packington called ‘Boyvilespart’ of Lord Beaumont, who is under age in the king’s ward, of the honour of Winchester by knight service, annual value 26s.8d. He died on 11 Dec. 1401. John his son and next heir is aged 10 on 24 June. The custody of the lands and the marriage belong to the king owing to the minority of Lord Beaumont.
E 149/79, no. 17


JOHN GREY
690
Writ 10 Sept. 1403.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 21 Sept
He held half a messuage and half of 4 carucates in Harston of the king of the duchy of Lancaster as a twenty-fourth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 30s. He died on 26 Aug. Isabel wife of John Walshe, aged 23 years and more, and Alice wife of John Leyke, aged 19 years and more, are his daughters and heirs.
691
Writ 10 Sept. 1403.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 24 Sept
He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor of Hickling, held of the earl of Kent by suit of court twice yearly at Plumtree, annual value 8 marks. Jointly with Emma his wife, who survives, he held in his demesne for life the manor of Langford of Lord Moubray, service unknown, annual value £20. He died on 6 Sept. last. Isabel wife of John Walshe of Leicestershire, aged 26 years and more, and Alice wife of John Leek, esquire, aged 21 years and more, are his daughters and next heirs.
692
DERBY. Inquisition. Sandiacre 13 Oct 1403
He held in his demesne as of fee: Sutton Scarsdale, the manor, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster as a quarter of a fee, annual value 10 marks. Sandiacre, the manor, of the king in chief by a rent of 33s.4d., annual value £10; and a place called ‘le Conyngar’, of Richard Grey, lord of Codnor, service unknown, annual value 30s. Kirk Hallam, the manor, for life jointly with Emma his wife, who survives, of the abbot of Dale Abbey and others, service unknown, annual value 8 marks. Date of death and heirs as above [no. 691].
C 137/34, no. 1
E 152/389


JOHN CALEMAN OF HORSEHEATH
693
Writ 3 Feb. 1403.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 10 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 30 a. arable, 1 1/2, meadow and 1 a. pasture in Shudy Camps, Nosterfield and Horseheath, in chief by the service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 13s.4d. He died on 12 Feb. 1402. Robert Warner and Elizabeth wife of John Hatholf are his heirs; Robert being the son of Agnes, his daughter, aged 21 years and more; and Elizabeth his other daughter, aged 30 years and more.
C 137/34, no. 2


RICHARD LESCROP, KNIGHT
694
Writ 5 June 1403.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 26 Sept
He held a rent of 9s.3d. in Medbourne with the advowson, of the king in chief by a rent of 2d. payable by the sheriff at Easter. The church is worth 20 marks annually. He died on 30 May. Roger Lescrope, knight, his son and heir, is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/34, no. 3


THOMAS BARENTYN
695
Writ 11 Dec. 1402.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Tetsworth 21 Dec 1402
He held the manor of Chalgrove of the prince [of Wales] by knight service, annual value 40 marks. He died on 22 June 1400. Reynold his son and next heir is aged 20 3/4 years. Thomas Harcourt and Joan his wife have held the manor meanwhile and taken the profits, title unknown.
C 137/34, no. 4
E 152/385, no. 1


JAMES DE ROOS, KNIGHT
696
Writ 28 Feb. 1403.
YORK. Inquisition. Beverley 23 April
He held in his demesne as of fee a third part of the manor of Hunmanby of the king in chief by the service of a ninth part of a barony, annual value £8 13s.4d. He died at Gedney in Lincolnshire on 12 Feb. last. Robert his son and heir was aged 13 years on 1 Nov. last.
697A
Writ 28 Feb. 1403.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Boston 18 April
He held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir as above.
697B
LINCOLN. Inquisition with 5 of the same jurors. Gedney 3 Oct 1403
He held nothing in the county.
C 137/34, no. 5
E 149/83, no. 5
E 152/380, no. 4


ROGER FORSTER OF WELLINGTON
698
Writ 29 July 1403.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 10 Sept
In Wellington he held 1 nook comprising 1/4 carucate of the king in chief by the serjeanty of keeping the hedges in the forest of Wrekin, annual value 4s.; 1 messuage, 2 burgages and 1 cottage of the king in free burgage by a rent of 2s. payable by the sheriff at Michaelmas, annual value 6s.; and 1 messuage, formerly of John Dagon, of Lord Burnell, service unknown, annual value 10s. He died on 21 July. Roger his son and next heir is aged 26 years and more.
C 137/34, no. 6
E 149/82, no. 2


PETER BOYS
699
Writ, stating that he was outlawed for failing to appear before the justices of the Bench of Richard II to answer Thomas Halghewell on a plea of transgression. 6 July 1403.
Owing to the outlawry of Peter Boys 1 messuage and 1 ferling in North Yarnscombe in Stokenham were taken into the king’s hands and so remain. They are held of Richard Ayschford and Alice his wife by fealty and a rent of 11s. He held them jointly with Emmota his wife long before his outlawry to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to Richard and Alice, annual value 2s. Emmota died long before and Peter granted the holding to his son John long before the outlawry. Peter died on 23 Nov. 1391. John his son and heir is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/34, no. 7


THOMAS STRETE
700
Writ 25 June 1403.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Godshill 10 Sept 1403
He held 2 messuages with curtilages in Newport in the Isle of Wight of the king in chief, annual value 6s.8d. He was a bastard and died without heirs on 15 July 1390. William Fursy and Joan his wife have occupied and taken the profits since his death, title unknown.
C 137/34, no. 8
E 152/387


WALTER DEVEREUX, KNIGHT
701
Writ 24 April 1403.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford 16 June
He held the manor of Weobley in his demesne as of fee with Agnes his wife who survives him. It was held in her right in fee tail to herself and the heirs of her body as part of a barony, but how large a part is unknown, annual value £40. He died on 25 July 1402. Walter his son and next heir was aged 15 years about Christmas last.
C 137/34, no. 9


THOMAS BOKYNGHAM, SENIOR
702
Writ 1 July 1403.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Bramber 2 Aug
He held nothing in the county, but long before he died he was outlawed, and on the day of his outlawry he held 1 messuage and 1 shop in New Shoreham and 8 a. in Old Shoreham, the messuage of Lord Ponynges by a rent of 4s., the shop of the prior of Sele by a rent of 12d., and the 8 a. of the abbot of Battle and the prioress of Rusper, services unknown; total annual value 5s.10d. They were taken into the king’s hands owing to the outlawry, and so remain. He died on 24 Dec. 1398. Robert his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/34, no. 10


ISABEL DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF WILLIAM BLOUNT
703
Writ 1 Sept. 1403.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Thornbury 4 Sept
She held two parts of the manor of Bitton of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown; and also 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate there of John Deverose, knight, and Joan his wife, by a rent of 5s.; annual values, £20 and 2s. She died on 22 Aug. last. John Blount, her father’s brother and her next heir, is aged 26 years and more.
704
Writ 10 Sept. 1403. Worcester.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition with jurors as in last. Thornbury 12 Sept
In the king’s hands owing to the death of William Blount, who held them in his demesne as of fee, and because of the minority of Isabel his daughter, who died in the king’s ward, are two parts of half [sic] the manor of Bitton, and 1 messuage and 1/2 virgate there. The part of the manor is held of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £20, and the other lands of John Deverose, knight, and Joan his wife by a rent of 5s., annual value beyond that 2s. William died on 28 April 1399 and Isabel on 22 Aug. last; heir as above.
C 137/34, no. 11


HUGH SHIRLEY, KNIGHT
705
Writ 28 July 1403.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Barnham 24 Aug
He held nothing in Suffolk. He died on 21 July 1403. Ralph his son and heir was aged 13 on 23 April last.
706
Writ 28 July 1403.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 17 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief a rent of 13s.4d. in Bunny, service unknown. Date of death and heir, aged 12 years and more, as above.
707
ex officio
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service: Shirley, the manor, annual value £20 [sic]. Hoon, the manor, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir, aged 12 years and more, as above. Robert del Heygh of Cheshire, who adhered to Henry Percy, the traitor, held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage in Chaddesden, now forfeited to the king, annual value 12s.4d. John de Assheburn of Cheshire, who similarly rebelled, held in his demesne as of fee two parts of a messuage in Spondon, also forfeited, annual value 15s.
708
Writ 7 Sept. 1403.
DERBY. Inquisition. Callow 22 Sept
He held of the king in chief of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service: Shirley, the manor, annual value £10 [sic]. Hoon, the manor, annual value 10 marks. Hollington, 6 marks rent, service unknown. Wyaston, 1 messuage, service unknown, annual value 3s. Yeaveley, the manor, service unknown, annual value 46s.8d. Cromford, 1 messuage, service unknown, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir, aged 12 years and more, as above.
709
Writ 28 July 1403.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Stafford 25 Oct
He held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir, aged 15 years and more, as above.
710
Writ 28 July 1403.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 3 Sept
He held nothing in the county. Date of death and heir, aged 12 years and more, as above.
711
WARWICK. Inquisition. Nuneaton 15 Sept 1403
He held the manor of Ettington in his demesne as of fee of the king of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. Date of death and heir, aged 12 years on 23 April, as above.
C 137/34, no. 12
E 149/82, no. 1
E 152/390, no. 4