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JOHN MOUCHE
967
Writ, melius sciri, referring to a writ sent to William Walweyn, escheator, who was superseded before holding an inquisition, 24 April 1405.
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 12 Dec
He held the manor of Trefecca in the March in west Wales (Westwallis), of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 20 marks. He died on 3 Nov. 1403. Fulk son of John and Elizabeth his wife and his next heir was aged 14 at his father’s death.
968
Writ 1 Dec 1403.
SHROPSHIRE AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 18 Dec
He held for life by the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Elizabeth daughter and heir of Fulk Corbet, knight, sometime his wife, with remainder to Fulk their son as heir of Elizabeth: Yockleton, Shelve and Wentnor, the manors, with one quarter of the forest of Caus, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £30 and no more because they lie in the borders of the county which are raided by Welsh rebels, devastated and partly burnt from day to day. Joan wife of John Barras, esquire, once the wife of Robert de Harley, held a rent of £60 for life with Robert her husband taken in equal parts from these three manors and the quarter of the forest by a fine of 1334 [8 Edward III, recte 38 Edward III, 1364: CP 25(1) 195/16, no. 43] between Fulk son of Robert Corbet of Moreton Corbet and Robert and Joan Harley. After the death of Robert her husband, Joan Harley disclaimed £20 of this rent on condition of receiving £40 yearly for life from Fulk son of Robert Corbet, then the tenant of these manors. After the death of Fulk, owing to the insufficiency of the revenues she freely released £10 to John Mouche, then tenant of the manors, and so received £30 yearly for life. Joan and John Barras, now her husband, held this until the death of John Mouche. Wattlesborough, the manor, of the earl of Stafford, a minor in the king’s ward, of the castle of Caus by knight service, annual value £10 at present and no more because it lies on the bounds of the March and the tenants have withdrawn from fear of the malice and damage of the Welsh rebels. Hem, the manor, of the king in chief by a rent of 3s. payable through the sheriff, annual value 40s. and no more. Bretchel, the hamlet, of John de Eyton by a rent of 10s., annual value 20s. and no more. He held the lordship of Mochdre in the March in his demesne as of fee of Edward lord of Powys by knight service of his castle of Welshpool, annual value nil because totally wasted by the rebels. Long before he died he gave by his charter to Thomas Lee, William Lee and Griffin Mouche, their heirs and assigns, a rent of £40 from this lordship, and they held it in peace until the lordship was devastated by the Welsh rebels. He died on 3 Nov. Fulk son of John and Elizabeth and next heir of both is aged 14 years and more. He was born at Wattlesborough on 31 Aug. 1388 and baptised in the church of Alberbury.
C 137/44, no. 34
E 149/83, no. 8


JOAN WIDOW OF ANTHONY DE LUCY, KNIGHT
969
Writ 20 Oct. 1403.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Whaplode 27 Oct
She held for life in dower of Anthony her former husband a third part of the manor of Fleet, except for various lands worth £4, with reversion to Robert de Haryngton of Aldingham, knight, and Walter Fitzwauter of Woodham Walter, knight, as kinsmen and heirs of Anthony. John de Multon of Egremont, knight, once held in his demesne as of fee this third part with the other two parts and other manors and lands in Lincolnshire. He died without heirs of his body and the lands descended to Elizabeth, Joan and Margaret as his sisters and heirs. The third part with other parcels was assigned to Margaret. She died and it descended to Anthony as her son and heir. He married Joan and died without issue. It descended to Maud his sister and heir. She married Gilbert de Umfraville, earl of Angus, and after the death of Anthony, Maud and Gilbert entered and afterwards assigned the third part less the parts mentioned above to Joan in dower. Maud died without heirs of her body. Robert Haryngton and Walter Fitzwauter are her next heirs. Robert is son of John, son of Elizabeth, sister of Margaret, mother of Anthony and Maud, aged 40 years and more; Walter Fitzwauter is son of Walter, son of John, son of Joan, the other sister of Margaret, aged 24 years and more. The third part is held of Robert and Walter, annual value 20 marks, and they hold it with the rest of the manor of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service. She died at Clerkenwell in the suburbs of London on 1 Sept. last.
C 137/44, no. 35


THOMASIA WIDOW OF JOHN CHICHESTRE
970
Writ 8 June 1404.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Crewkerne 21 June
John Eve, chaplain, Henry Stoute and Thomas Yeo, clerk, held the manors of Beggearn Huish and Dunwear in their demesne as of fee, and by their deed granted them after the death of John Chichestre to Thomasia for life with remainder to the heirs of the bodies of John and Thomasi a. She held them and married William Talbot, knight. They are held of John, son and heir of John earl of Huntingdon, of his manor of Barnstaple in Devon by knight service; annual values, Beggearn Huish 100s., Dunwear £20. Barnstaple is in the king’s hands owing to the minority, being held of the king in chief of the crown by knight service. She died on 31 July 1402. John son of John Chichestre and Thomasia and son and heir of both is aged 17 years. William Talbot has held the lands since her death, title unknown.
971
Writ 8 June 1404.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 18 June
John Eve, chaplain, Henry Stoute and Thomas Yeo, clerk, held the manors of Raleigh by Barnstaple and Ruxford Barton in their demesne as of fee with 1 messuage, 4 ferlings and 60 a. wood in Coxleigh, and granted them to Thomasia for life after the death of John, with remainder to the heirs of John and Thomasi a. Raleigh is held of John, son of John earl of Huntingdon, of the manor of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value £20. Barnstaple, held of the king in chief of the crown by knight service, is in the king’s hands owing to the minority. Ruxford is held of Philip Courtenay of his manor of Bradninch by knight service, and the holdings in Coxleigh of William Beaumont of his manor of Shirwell by knight service, annual values 10 marks and 13s.4d. She married William Talbot, knight. Date of death, heir and tenure by William Talbot as above.
C 137/44, no. 36


JOHN CAWODE
972
Writ 5 Oct. 1403.
YORK. Inquisition. Cawood 3 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, as parcel of a third part of the vill of Cawood, which his ancestors held in chief 1 capital messuage, annual value nil; herbage in the site, 12d.; 95 a. 2 roods at 6d., 47s.9d.; 13 a. 1 rood of meadow at 12d., 13s.3d.; 4 1/2 a. 2 parts of a rood of pasture at 6d., 2s.4d.; rents of free tenants payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas, 14d.; 16 messuages and 22 a. held by various tenants at will payable similarly, 27s.; 12 waste tofts, 12d.; 1 ruinous windmill, nil; 3 fishgarths in the river Ouse, nil; and 2 oak trees to be received each year from the foreign wood of the archbishop of York at Cawood, 20d. He died on 9 Sept. last. Peter his son and heir is aged 10 years and more.


CECILY WIDOW OF JOHN CAWODE
973
In Cawood: 18 a. in ‘Davydleys’ with the lane there; 6 a. held by Thomas Smyth; 3 1/2 a. by Vincent Tailliour; 3 a. by John Henman; 1 rood by Thomas Gybbounman; 5 a. called ‘Bonsall’ by John Huton; 2 1/2 a. by William Hokday; 1/3 rood by William Clerk; 2 1/2 a. in ‘Claywyk’; 2 a. meadow in ‘Northenge’; 1 a. meadow held by Richard Enot in ‘Esthenge’; 3 roods there held by Thomas Smyth; 1/2 a. by Cecily Cook; 1/2 rood by William Clerk; a third part of 2 pieces of pasture in ‘Griscroft’; the holdings of Matthew Shall, Thomas Smyth, John Croxton, William Brome, John Chubbok and John Carlele; wastes held by Thomas Barker, Henry Lowys, Marjory Boys and Maud de Rome; 1 fishgarth in the Ouse called ‘Sandded’; a third part of assize rents of free tenants, 22d., namely from Richard Hemyngburgh 12d., Walter del Hall 6d. and William Trusse 4d.; with the court, common rights and other profits and easements belonging to the third part, which third part is worth 32s. yearly.
C 137/44, no. 37
E 152/380, no. 5


THOMAS EARL OF KENT
974
Writ 23 Jan. 1404.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Hallaton 24 March
He held the castle and vill of Castle Donington to himself and his heirs by the grant of Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent, his ancestor [CChR IV, pp.2–5], he being the son of Thomas, son of Joan princess of Wales, sister of John, brother of Edmund, son of Edmund. There are the site of the castle, annual value nil; a watermill, £3; a park, nil beyond the cost of the enclosure and the fee of the parker; a fishery in the Trent, 13s.4d.; 3 carucates, 40s.; 40 a. meadow at 12d.; rent of free tenants, 40s. payable by equal parts at Michaelmas and Lady Day; rent of burgesses, customary tenants and cottars, £36 10s.4d. payable similarly; and perquisites of court with 2 views of frankpledge, 40s. They are held of Henry prince of Wales of his county of Chester, service unknown. He died on 7 Jan. 1400. Edmund his brother and heir is aged 21 years and more. The castle and vill were taken into the king’s hands and so remain. Who has taken the profits is unknown.
975
Writ 3 July 1404.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 20 Oct
By the grant of Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent, his ancestor [as above, no. 974] he held to himself and his heirs: Ollerton, the manor, annual value in lands, meadows, pastures, demesnes, rents, services, farms, perquisites of courts, woods, mill and all other profits and liberties 50s. Immediately after his death it was taken into the king’s hands owing to his forfeiture, and from that time Thomas Basse occupied it to the king’s use of the duchy of Lancaster until 1 July 1403. Then the king by letters patent [CPR 1401–5, p.260] granted to Edmund de Holand, now earl of Kent, brother and heir of the late earl, livery of all his inheritance in the county, except for the wapentake of Ollerton. Of whom it is held is unknown. Ollerton, the wapentake, annual value in rents, services and all other appurtenances £4, but of whom it is held and by what service is unknown. Thomas Basse held it until 30 Sept. 1404, and William de Lake since that date, both to the king’s use. Plumtree, the wapentake, annual value £4, but of whom and by what service is unknown. It was held like the manor of Ollerton by Thomas Basse until 1 July 1403, and since then by Edmund earl of Kent. He died on 7 Jan. 1400. Edmund his brother and next heir was aged 21 on 6 Jan. last.
976
DERBY. Inquisition. Ashford 18 Oct 1404
By the grant of Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent, his ancestor [as above, no. 974] he held to himself and the heirs of his body: Risley, the wapentake, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 30s. Owing to his forfeiture it was taken into the king’s hands. Thomas Basse until 30 Sept. 1403 and since then William de Leeke have occupied it to the king’s use of the duchy of Lancaster, and taken the profits. Ashford, the manor, extending in Ashford, Longstone, Sheldon, Wardlow and Holme, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value £60. It was taken into the king’s hands, and Thomas Beaufort held it by the king’s grant until 1 July 1403, when by letters patent [as in no. 975] the king granted all his inheritance in this county, except the wapentake of Risley, to Edmund now earl of Kent. Ticknall, certain lands, of whom held and by what service is unknown, annual value 40s. Thomas Basse occupied them until 30 Sept. 1403, and since then Richard, the bailiff of Castle Donington castle, both to the king’s use of the duchy of Lancaster. He held the manor of Chesterfield jointly with Joan his wife of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of Thomas earl of Kent and Alice his wife by a fine [CP 25(1) 289/56, no. 243] to them and their heirs. Joan has held it since his death, annual value £60. Date of death and heir as above [no. 975].
977
Writ 3 July 1404.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Bourne 7 Oct
By the grant of Edward III to Edmund earl of Kent, his ancestor [as above, no. 974] he held to himself and his heirs, of the king in chief by knight service: Greetham, the manor and the lordship called the honour of Greetham, extending in Greetham, Minting, Gautby, Thurlby, Langton, Stenwith and many other places; annual value in rents, farms, perquisites of court, woods and other profits £40. They were taken into the king’s hands on his death, and William de Wyllughby, lord of Eresby, has taken the issues and profits by the king’s grant [CFR XII, p.43], for how long is unknown. Hay, the fee, with the ward of Lincoln castle, and rents, farms, foreign services, courts and views of frankpledge in Billingborough and Bitchfield, with fees, advowsons and 2 shops with solars in the bailiwick of Lincoln belonging to the fee, annual value 106s.8d. They were taken into the king’s hands on his death and have since been held by the escheators. Caistor, Beesby and Market Deeping, the manors, annual values £52, £32, and £202, with the advowson of the church of St. Nicholas, South Kelsey. Also by the grant of Edward III he held, but of whom and by what services is unknown: Keelby and Brattleby, the manors, annual values £14 and £13 6s.8d., and the free court called rere-county held at Lincoln every six weeks, annual value 20s. The manors of Caistor, Beesby, Market Deeping, Keelby and Brattleby, the advowson and the free court came into the possession of Edmund de Holand, now earl of Kent, in virtue of the entails by his predecessors and the letters patent of 1 July 1403 [CPR 1401–5, p.260] shown to the jurors, granting him all his lands in Lincolnshire except the manor and honour of Greetham, the fee of Hay, lands in Stenwith, the manors of Horbling, Sedgebrook and Thurlby, and the free court of Hay; and he has taken the profits of the manors of Caistor etc. since then. Francis de Courte, knight, had the issues of the manors of Caistor, Beesby and Keelby by the king’s grant from the death of the earl until 1 July 1403. Thomas Rempston held the manor of Market Deeping for one year after the earl’s death to the king’s use, and then the king granted it to Joan, the earl’s widow, who held it until 1 July 1403. Henry now bishop of Lincoln took the issues and profits of the manor of Brattleby until the same 1 July, and the escheators held and took the issues of the rere-county to the king’s use. He also held of the king in chief by knight service jointly with Joan his wife the castle and manor of Bourne with its members, and £30 rent from the manor of Skellingthorpe, to them and the heirs of their bodies by the grant of Thomas Holand, late earl of Kent, and Alice his wife by a fine [CP 25(1) 289/56, no. 243]. Edward I granted Bourne to John de Wake, knight, and Joan his wife, [CPR 1292–1301, p.303] and Thomas was his lineal descendant, being the son of Thomas, son of Joan princess of Wales, daughter of Margaret, sister of Thomas, son of John and Joan de Wake. The annual value of the castle and manor is £70. Joan his widow has held them since the death of Thomas by virtue of the fine. Date of death and heir as above.
978
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Westminster 7 July 1404
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 2 messuages, 1 hide and 1 ‘bordel’ of half a hide, and half a virgate in the parish of Stepney at Mile End, and common pasture for 60 swine in the forest of Havering by the service of finding a leash each year for the king’s greyhounds when the king hunts in person in the forest between 15 Aug. and 8 Sept. After his death John Cassey entered without licence and enfeoffed John Potter and George Benet, citizens and cordwainers of London, and they have held them without licence until the present; annual value 60s. [Cf. CPR 1405–8, p.20].
C 137/44, no. 38
C 137/51, no. 56


EDMUND HOLAND
979
Writ for proof of age, 18 April 1404.
HAMPSHIRE. Proof of age. Winchester 22 May
The jurors say that Edmund Holand, brother and heir of Thomas earl of Kent, was born at Brockenhurst on 6 Jan. 1382 and baptised on the 8th in the church of St. Thomas the Apostle there; and he is therefore aged 21. They remember the date because: William Frebody, aged 50 years and more, held a lighted torch at the font during the baptism. Thomas Colyngton, 42 and more, on that day brought 12 partridges to Thomas de Holland, the father of Edmund. Robert atte More, 46 and more, killed a deer on that day in the New Forest near Brockenhurst with two white greyhounds. John Wallop, 50 and more, on that day took two swans to Brockenhurst and gave them to Alice countess of Kent, the mother of Edmund. John Payn, 56 and more, on that day served in the hall of Thomas the father at Brockenhurst manor, and there cut the thumb of his left hand with a knife. William Escote, 50 and more, held a lighted torch at the font. John Polayn, 60 and more, brought a wild boar, killed in the said forest, to the town and presented it to Thomas the father. John Harryes, 50 and more, presented 12 capons and 24 hens (pulcrones) to the mother. Thomas Tauk, 42 and more, held a torch at the font. John Shottere, 50 and more, carried a torch before Edmund when he was brought to the church for the baptism, and there lit it and gave it to William Frebody at the font. Thomas Brangwyn, 46 and more, provided a silk purse. Robert Barbour of Romsey, 50 and more, carried a torch before Edmund to the church, and gave it to William Escote at the font.
C 137/44, no. 38, mm.9, 10


RICHARD DE LA POLE
980
Writ 2 Jan. 1404.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 12 Jan
He held the manor of Grafton in fee tail by a fine of 1384 [CP 25(1) 289/54. no. 113] by which Michael de la Pole, knight, granted it to William de la Pole and his heirs male, with successive remainders to Richard de la Pole and his heirs male, and Thomas de la Pole and his heirs male, all being the sons of Michael. William died without heirs long ago. Richard held it and died without heirs on 18 Dec. last, and so it remains to Thomas who is aged 26 years and more. He also held the advowsons of Bugbrooke and Grafton. All are held of the king in chief as a fifth part of a fee; annual values, manor £18, advowson of Bugbrooke 20 marks when it occurs, Grafton 10 marks. Michael earl of Suffolk, his brother and next heir, is aged 30 years and more.
981
Writ 2 Jan. 1404.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 14 Jan
He held the manor of Marsh in his demesne in fee tail of the king in chief by the grant of Michael de la Pole his father by the fine of 1384 [above, no. 980]. It is held by knight service, annual value 20 marks. He also held 11s.4d. rent from a tenement called ‘Gracielord’ and land called ‘Powereslond’ in Mursley to himself and his heirs and assigns, of the king in chief by knight service. Altogether the manor and rent constitute a fifth part of a knight’s fee. He died on 27 Dec. last without heirs male of his body. Thomas is his heir under the fine and aged 26 years and more. Michael earl of Suffolk is heir to the rent of 11s.4d., being next heir in blood, and aged 30 years and more.
C 137/44, no. 39
E 149/82, no. 9
E 152/394


THOMAS BEAUPYNE
982
Writ 5 Feb. 1404.
DORSET. Inquisition. Wareham 15 March
He held the manor of Sturminster Marshall called ‘Beauchampsmanere’ in his demesne as of fee and granted it to Philip Wodeman and William Basket for their lives by a rent of 12 marks, and he granted the rent with the reversion of the manor to Thomas Harewell, Robert Orchard and William Pynche, and the heirs and assigns of Thomas Harewell. Afterwards by a fine of 1403 [CP 25(1) 51/53, no. 16] between Harewell, Orchard and Pynche, and Henry Darleston, clerk, Thomas Colston, and Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret his wife, the reversion after the deaths of Philip Wodeman and William Basket was granted to Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret for their lives, with successive remainders to William Venour and Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret, the heirs of Margaret, and the right heirs of William Venour. Thomas died holding the rent and reversion jointly with Margaret. The manor is held of the King in chief by knight service, annual value nil beyond the rent. Margery wife of John Harewell, Elizabeth wife of William Venour, Margaret wife of William Worfton, and Agnes wife of John Bluet, his daughters and heirs, are aged 30, 26, 24, and 19 years and more.
983
Writ 5 Feb. 1404.
BRISTOL. Inquisition. Guildhall 26 March
In right of Margaret his wife he held 1 messuage in St. Thomas Street of Thomas Berkelegh, Lord Berkeley, by a land-gavel rent of 6d. yearly, annual value 40s.; 2 messuages in West Tucker Street of the same by 4s. land-gavel, annual value 20s.; and 1 messuage in Redcliffe Street by 12d. land-gavel, annual value 4 marks. He died on 11 Nov. last, heirs as above. Margaret has held the messuages in her own right in free burgage since his death.
984
Writ 5 Feb. 1404.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 17 March
By a fine of 1403 [CP 25(1) 201/33, no. 26] between Thomas Harewell, Robert Orchard and William Pynche, and Henry Darleston, clerk, Henry Colston and Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret his wife, Thomas and Margaret were granted the manor and hundred of North Petherton except for 12s. rent, which was also granted with the homages and services of John Paulet, knight, John Popham, John Payn and Matthew de Clyvedon and their heirs, for their lives, with successive remainders to John Bluet and Agnes his wife and the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of the body of Agnes, the heirs of the bodies of Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret, the heirs of the body of Margaret, and the right heirs of John Bluet. By another fine of the same date [no. 23] between the same parties Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret were granted for their lives the manors of Beer Crocombe and East Capland, with 4 messuages, 50 a. arable, 20 a. meadow, 50 a. pasture and 20 a. wood in Hisbare and Buckland St. Mary and the advowsons of Beer Crocombe and East Capland, with successive remainders to John Harewell and Margery his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of the body of Margery, the heirs of the bodies of Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret, the heirs of her body, and the right heirs of John Harewell. By a third fine of the same date [no. 24] between the same parties the manors of Morton, which was held for life by Richard Walronde and Alice his wife with reversion to Thomas Harewell, and Knowle, with 2 messuages in Bedminster, and the advowson of Knowle, were granted to Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret for their lives, with successive remainders to William Venour, Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of the body of Elizabeth, the heirs of the bodies of Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret, the heirs of the body of Margaret, and the right heirs of William Venour. By a fourth fine of the same date [no. 28] between the same parties the manor and advowson of Bawdrip, and 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 4 a. meadow in Chilton Trinity, which Isabel Pare held for life of the inheritance of Thomas Harewell and which should revert to him after her death, were granted to Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret for their lives, with successive remainders to William Worfton and Margaret his wife and the heirs of their bodies, the heirs of Margaret Worfton, the heirs of the bodies of Thomas Beaupyne and Margaret, the heirs of the body of Margaret, and the right heirs of William Worfton. The manor and hundred of North Petherton are held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 22 marks; the manors of Beer Crocombe and East Capland, and the other holdings with them, of John Lorty, knight, by knight service, annual value 24 marks; and the manor of Knowle with the holdings in Bedminster etc. of Thomas de Berkeley, knight, Lord Berkeley, by knight service, annual value 100s. Richard Wallronde and Alice his wife held the manor of Morton for life of Henry Darleston, clerk, Thomas Colston and Thomas and Margaret Beaupyne, by a rent of 10 marks, and they hold it of the abbot of St. Mary Graces by the Tower of London of his manor of Blagdon by knight service, annual value 10 marks beyond the rent. The manor and advowson of Bawdrip are held of Richard de Sancto Mauro by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Isabel Pare still lives and renders a rose at Midsummer and 2s. at Michaelmas for the premises in Chilton Trinity to Henry Darleston, clerk, Thomas Colston and Thomas and Margaret Beaupyne. It is held of Simon Michell and John Hugyn by a rent of 1 lb. cumin at Michaelmas, annual value beyond this 40s. Date of death and heirs as above.
985
Writ, plura, 16 June 1404.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 7 July
John Harewell and Thomas Colston held 4 marks rent payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas from 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 4 a. meadow in Washford, which John Gyst holds for life with reversion to them; and 40s. rent payable at the same terms from 2 messuages, 1 carucate and 16 a. meadow in Idson, which Thomas Haule and Margery his wife hold for life with reversion to them. They granted the rents and reversions to Thomas Beaupyne, Margaret his wife and the heirs of Thomas, and John Gyst, Thomas Haule and Margery attorned to them, and so Thomas Beaupyne held them. The premises in Washford are held of the abbot of Cleeve by knight service and a rent of 10s., and are worth no more beyond the above 4 marks and 10s. The premises in Idson are held of the heirs of Walter Romesey, knight, by a rent of 1d. at Michaelmas, annual value, beyond that and the rent of 40s., 10s. Apart from these he held no more than was stated in the inquisitions already returned. Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/44, no. 40
C 137/45, no. 60
E 149/83, no. 11


ISABEL WIDOW OF RICHARD PONYNGES, KNIGHT
986
Writ 4 Dec. 1403.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Brandon 21 Dec
She held the manor of Wrentham called Northall for life by the grant of Thomas Kynardesle, Thomas Blast, John Walyngton, Thomas Flintham, William Wysebech and Thomas Ikham to Richard, her late husband and herself, and the heirs of Richard. It is held of the earl of Arundel by knight service, annual value 20 marks. She died on 11 April 1394. Robert de Ponynges, their son, is next heir and aged 21 years and more. William Lescrop, earl of Wiltshire, held it from her death until 21 May 1399 by the king’s grant [CPR 1391–6, p.513]. Then Lescrop granted the custody of all the lands of Richard and Isabel to Humphrey Stafford and William Percy, knights, William Makenade and Thomas Blast, who still hold it and take the issues.
987
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Brandon 21 Dec
She held in dower of Richard a third part of a quarter of the manor of Wilton and Hockwold of the earl of Arundel by knight service, annual value 4 marks; and a third part of a quarter of the manor of Flitcham, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 40s. Date of death, heir and tenure since her death, as above.
C 137/45, no. 41, mm.1–3


RICHARD PONYNGES, KNIGHT
988
Writ, plura, 6 Dec. 1403.
Thomas de Ponynges, knight, brother of Richard, held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 40 a. in Southwick and Kingston by Sea, and granted them to John atte Hyde and the heirs of his body. He held them and had issue Richard atte Hyde. After the death of John, Richard held and had issue Alice, and she died seised of them on 7 Oct. 1393 without heirs of her body. They should revert to Robert de Ponynges as heir of Thomas, that is son of Richard, brother of Thomas. They were taken into the king’s hands because he was in the king’s ward on account of other lands held in chief. They are held of Joan widow of John Sandes, knight, service unknown, annual value 30s. Thomas also held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 24 a. arable, 5 a. meadow and 26 a. pasture in Twineham and gave them to Sarah wife of Simon Smethe for life to hold by a rent of a rose at Midsummer. She held them until she died on 16 Nov. 1395. Then they descended to Robert, who was in the king’s ward. They are held of the earl of Arundel, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Alice widow of Nicholas Wylcombe, senior, held in dower of William Bonet, formerly her husband, a third part of the manor of Chyngton, which Nicholas Wylcombe, junior, as heir of William Bonet, son of Alice, sister of William, granted to Richard Ponynges and his heirs. Alice attorned to him. She died on 5 Oct. 1390. It came to Robert as son and heir of Richard, under age in the king’s ward, and is held of the prior of Michelham, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Richard survived Thomas his brother, and held all the reversions. Robert de Ponynges is aged 21 years and more.
C 137/45, no. 41, mm.4, 5


ALICE DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF RICHARD ATTE HYDE
989
Writ, plenius certiorari, enquiring what she held for life of the inheritance of Robert de Ponynges. 6 Dec. 1403.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Crawley, with the same jurors as above [no 988] 10 Dec
She held 1 messuage and 60 a. [sic] in Southwick and Kingston by Sea [otherwise as above, no. 988] of Joan widow of John Sandes, knight, by knight service and a rent of 2s. to her manor of Kingston by Sea, annual value 30s. The escheators have held them since her death and are answerable for the profits. Robert de Ponynges, son of Richard, his next heir, is aged 21 years and more.
C 137/45, no. 41, mm.6, 7


ROBERT SON AND HEIR OF RICHARD PONYNGES, KNIGHT
990
Writ for proof of age. He is in ward of Humphrey de Stafford and William Percy, knights, William Makenade and Thomas Blast by the grant of William Lescrop, knight, to whom Richard II granted the wardship, and they should be warned. 6 Dec. 1403.
DORSET. Proof of age of Robert son and heir of Richard Ponynges, knight, and Isabel his wife. Dorchester 31 Dec
John Pusele, aged 50 years and more, says that Robert was 21 on 2 Dec. 1403, and he knows because he saw him born at Okeford Fitzpaine on 3 Dec. (Wednesday after St. Andrew) 1382 in the house of Robert Fitzpayn there, and baptised in the church of St. Andrew at Okeford on the same day. He had a son Nicholas baptised there on that day. Nicholas Kene, 48, and William Mayne, 52, saw Robert born in the house of Robert Fitzpayn, and baptised in the church there, and they immediately rode to Woodsford in the same county, and told Guy de Briene, senior, knight, kinsman of Isabel, mother of Robert, and he gave them each 40s. Nicholas Mautravers, 55, John Bolde, 47, and William Spenser, 61, immediately rode to Ifield in Sussex and told Richard de Ponynges, the father of Robert, and he gave them 20s. each. John Nypred, 55, had a son buried in that church on the day of the baptism. William Davy, 48, and Thomas Kene, 56, were retained in the council of Richard the father of Robert in the year before the birth, with a robe and a pension for life, and remember by the date of the pension. John Busy, 48, and John Stylle, 52, say that on that day Guy de Briene, junior, knight, rode in all haste to Okeford and was godfather, and Walter Mourdon, then parson of Okeford, entered the date in a missal in the church. Richard Lust, 54, had a son John baptised in the church on that day and knows by counting the years from that baptism. The escheator warned Humphrey Stafford and William Percy; knights, William Makenade and Thomas Blast, as required by the writ. Humphrey was present, the others not. He said nothing against the proof, and Robert should have his lands.
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SARAH WIDOW OF SIMON SMETHE
991
Writ, melius sciri, asking what she held for life of the inheritance of Robert Ponynges, and who has held and taken the profits since her death. 6 Dec. 1403.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Crawley, with the same jurors as above [no 988] 10 Dec
She held for life 1 messuage, 24 a. arable, 5 a. meadow and 26 a. pasture in Twineham by the grant of Thomas de Ponynges, deceased. She died on 17 Nov. 1395. They are held of the earl of Arundel, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. They belong to Robert as heir of Thomas, being the son of Richard, brother of Thomas de Ponynges. He was a minor in the king’s ward on account of other lands held in chief. The escheators have held since the death of Sarah. Robert son and heir of Richard is aged 21 years and more.
C 137/45, no. 43


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF WILLIAM DE BURLE
992
Similar writ, 6 Dec. 1403.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Crawley, with the same jurors as above [no 988] 10 Dec
She held for life 11s. rent in Little Perching of the inheritance of Robert Ponynges by the grant of William de Perchyng, who granted the reversion to Michael de Ponynges and his heirs. She attorned to him and died on 26 May 1399. It belongs to Robert as son of Richard, son of Michael. He is a minor in the king’s ward. Of whom it is held and by what service is unknown. Thomas Camell has held and taken the profits since she died. Robert Ponynges son and heir of Richard is aged 21 years and more.
C 137/45, no. 44


ALICE WIDOW OF NICHOLAS WYLCOMBE
993
Writ, melius sciri, enquiring what she held in dower of the inheritance of Richard Ponynges. 6 Dec. 1403.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Crawley, with the same jurors as above [no 988] 10 Dec
After the death of William Bonet, her husband, she held in dower from him a third part of the manor of Chyngton of the inheritance of Robert de Ponynges, which third part and the reversion Nicholas Wilcombe, son of Alice sister of William Bonet, granted after the death of William to Richard de Ponynges and his heirs. Alice attorned to Richard and died on 27 May 1399. They belong to Robert, who is in the king’s ward, as son and heir of Richard. They are held of the prior of Michelham, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Thomas Camell has held them and taken the profits since the death of Alice. Robert is the son and next heir of Richard and aged 21 years and more.
C 137/45, no. 45


WALTER SON AND HEIR OF ELEANOR HOLT
994
Writ for proof of age; William Phelip, junior, who was granted the wardship by letters patent [CPR 1401–5, p.89] should be warned. 14 Oct. 1403.
[Endorsed] He was warned by John Dounyng and Robert Talbot.
WORCESTER. Proof of age. Redditch 29 Dec
The jurors say that Walter Holt, son and heir of Eleanor, daughter of Nicholas Dirnassall, was born at Yardley and baptised in the church there on 22 July 1381 and was therefore 21 [sic: the 1 written over erasure] on 23 July last. They remember this for the reasons given: Richard Rudyng, aged 50 years, was in the church and saw John Preston, chaplain, baptise Walter. Richard Beawmond, 48, was told about the baptism by his father who was in the church. Edward Eggeok, 43, says that John his father built a dovecote at Edgiock on that day. Roger Wodelowe, 44, married Agnes his wife in that church on that day. William Braderugge, 44, had a son John baptised there on that day. William Jones, 45, was in the market at Dudley on that day to buy four oxen for his plough. John Wodeward, 44, mowed a meadow in Yardley on that day. Henry Chamberleyn, 50, had a son Richard who died on that day. John Bulnacre, 44, fell from his horse and broke his shin on that day. Hugh Cotter, 53, says that the abbot of Bordesley dined with the prior of Studley on that day. William Rouke, 56, was robbed of 20 marks on the Ridge Way on that day. John Rouke, 43, was serving with his father on that day.
C 137/45, no. 46


JOHN SON AND HEIR OF ROBERT CARBONELL, KNIGHT
995
Writ for proof of age; Richard Burgh who has custody of the lands by the grant of the executors of Margaret duchess of Norfolk should be warned. 26 April 1404.
[Endorsed] He was warned by Warin atte Lane and John Fullere.
NORFOLK. Proof of age. Bradeston 28 May
The jurors say that he was aged 21 on 23 April last, having been born at Bradeston on 23 April 1382, and baptised in the font of St. Michael’s church there. John Palmer, aged 50 years and more, remembers because his wife Margaret was with Margery Carbonell, the mother, at the birth, and was wet nurse. Robert Dallyng, 50 and more, was present in the rectory with William Morgate, then rector of Bradeston, when he was told of the birth, and went to the church with him and saw the baptism. Henry Pye and Thomas Cole, each 57 and more, heard the rector say mass that day, and afterwards saw the baptism and John Fastolf, knight, and others raise John from the font, and the bystanders said he was born that day. Thomas But and John Heylesdon, each 59 and more, went that day to the manor of John Fastolf in Tunstall by Bradeston to petition him, and were told that he was at Bradeston, hastened there and met him, and he being godfather told them of the birth. John Stratton and John Grygges, each 52 and more, met several people coming from the church, including Cecily Goodfellow, the common midwife in those parts, who was carrying a child in her arms wrapped in a fine cloth and told them that he was the son of Robert and baptised John. John Rysyng and John Lyghtfote, each 56 and more, were walking in the fields near the manor of Bradeston looking for certain animals of theirs, and met John Hawe, the bailiff of that manor, who said that he had their beasts impounded at the manor, and told them of the birth and baptism. Geoffrey atte Lee and Thomas Camplyen, each 54 and more, met the wife of John Palmer of Bradeston coming from the manor and hurrying home, and she told them of the baptism and that she was with Margery the mother at the birth.
C 137/45, no. 47


THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF THOMAS FRAMBALD
996
Writ for proof of age, 8 Dec. 1403.
The jurors say that Thomas the son was born at Battlesden on 17 June 1381 and baptised there on the same day, and is now aged 22 years and more. Paul Hereford, aged 60 years and more, 1st juror … William Haukyns, 52 and more, Richard Ballard, 51 and more, and …, 56 and more, remember because they were attending the court of Thomas the father as jurors when the birth was announced. Nicholas Bylmyn, 60 and more, Adam Hert, 50 and more, John Bowebrek, 54 and more, and Simon Pekham, 55 and more, say that Thomas the father asked the then rector to write the day and year of the birth in a martyrology, and so it is now recorded and they know the date. Thomas Steer, 50 and more, John Ballard, 52 and more, Robert Porton, 53 and more, and Richard Graunt, 56 and more, say that Thomas the father let to farm a several pasture called ‘le Overle’ to them, and told them of the birth when making the indenture, and they went to the church for the baptism.
C 137/45, no. 48


JOHN SON AND HEIR OF ELIZABETH DE NEVYLL
997
Writ for proof of age; Ralph Lord Nevyll, Gerard Braybroke, junior, and John Walshe, knights, and John Warrewyk, who were granted custody of the lands, should be warned. 2 Jan. 1404.
YORK. Inquisition for proof of age. Middleham 18 Jan
The jurors say that John son and heir of Elizabeth, widow of John de Nevyll of Raby, knight, was born at Middleham castle in the tower called ‘Barontoure’ and baptised in the church of St. Mary, Middleham, on 12 June 1381, and is now aged 21 years and more, and this they remember for the following reasons: Richard de Esyngwalde, aged 52 years and more, met William Chamberlane riding in haste to Raby, and, when asked the reason for his haste, he said that Elizabeth had borne a son and he was taking the news to the father, John de Nevyll. John de Maunby, 44 and more, was doorkeeper of the castle on the day that John was baptised. Thomas Broune, 47 and more, sold a Flanders chest to William Kylkenny on that day for the use of Elizabeth. William de Skeltone, 51 and more, says that Henry Fitzhugh, knight, father of the present Henry Fitzhugh, knight, was godfather of John and gave him a basin and six goblets of silver after the baptism. William Taillour, 47 and more, had a daughter Isabel born and baptised in the same church on the same day. William Symson, 52 and more, saw Thomas Ullesby, chaplain, writing the day and year of the birth in the calendar of Elizabeth’s great primer. John Thomson, 48 and more, says that Euphemia de Ketulwell, his neighbour, who is still alive, was nurse to John. Thomas Frere, 45 and more, was shown 100s. in gold by William Chamberlayne who had been given it by John the father for being the first to bring him the news. Richard Kykerarde, 45 and more, was in the church and saw the baptism. John Dent, 49 and more, saw William Wylde, William Chamberlayne, John Butteler, John Hoton, William Grene and William Burton carrying six wax torches at the baptism. Richard Ingelande, 62 and more, saw John Alwent, chaplain in Coverham abbey, write the day and year of the birth in a psalter, and Alwent who was present confirmed this. John Hudeson, 56 and more, on that day took the holding in which he lives from Richard Baysi, then steward of the court of John the father. The escheator sent to inform Ralph Lord de Nevyll, knight, … [torn off] because in London at the parliament. The others named in the writ have no properties in this bailiwick where they could be warned.
C 137/45, no. 50


HENRY SON AND HEIR OF JOHN DE BELLO MONTE, KNIGHT
998
Writ for proof of age; Katherine de Bello Monte, who has the wardship by the grant of Edward duke of York, should be warned. 15 May 1404.
[Endorsed] Katherine was warned by Thomas Holme and Thomas Warner at Linwood on 22 May.
LINCOLN. Proof of age in the presence of Thomas de Enderby, attorney of Katherine de Bello Monte, keeper of the lands by the grant of Edward duke of York to whom the king gave them. Folkingham 31 May
The jurors say that he is 21 years of age and more, and was born in Folkingham castle on 16 Aug. 1381, and baptised in the church there, and this they know because: Nicholas Davy of Threekingham, aged 64 years and more, with others held torches at the baptism. Thomas Seywyll of Pointon, 63 and more, was in the church and saw Adam, sometime prior of Sempringham, baptising Henry. Robert Bozom of Pointon, 60 and more, was present and saw the Lady Hawise Luterell who was the godmother. John Saperton of Pickworth, 50 and more, was in the church and was surprised that Henry did not bear the same name as his godfather, Thomas la Warre. John Palmer of Spanby, 50 and more, says that William Sunbery, parker of Folkingham, took rabbits from the warren of Quarrington in his bailiwick for the dinner of those who were at the baptism. John Ouseby of Oseby, 50 and more, had a discussion with the midwife and other women, through which they found a good wet nurse. John Fordham of Billingborough, 65 and more, was in the church and says that Adam de Leverington, formerly prior of Sempringham, was the other godfather. William Amyson of Billingborough, 45 and more, saw Margaret wife of Geoffrey Cook of Irnham carrying Henry to the church for the baptism. William Bawdewyn of Billingborough, 50 and more, says that immediately after the baptism Thomas la Warre, the godfather, gave Henry a silver cup. John Kyrketon of Swaton, 60 and more, saw Henry carried to the church with four unlighted torches around him. William Birthorp of Walcot, 60 and more, saw Adam, the other godfather, immediately after the baptism give a little purse of gold. John Stowe of Folkingham, 60 and more, saw four men carrying torches without lights to the church around Henry, and afterwards the torches were carried lighted from the church to the castle. John Robinson of Folkingham, 60 and more, immediately after the baptism saw Thomas de Bostone, then rector, write the day and place of birth in a great breviary of the church.
C 137/45, no. 51


MARGARET WIFE OF THOMAS SEGRAVE AND ISABEL WIFE OF WILLIAM ULKERTHORP, DAUGHTERS AND HEIRS OF JOHN FRECHEVYLE SON AND HEIR OF JOHN FRECHEVYLE OF PALTERTON
999
Writ for proof of age; Robert de Stokley, who was granted custody of the lands by Richard II [CPR 1381–5, p.175], should be warned. 5 July 1403.
[Endorsed] He was warned by John Balton and William Preston.
DERBY. Proof of age. Chesterfield 20 Oct
The jurors say that Margaret was born at Nettleworth and baptised in the church of Warsop on 12 May 1383 and is therefore aged 20 years and more. Isabel was born at Nettleworth and baptised at Warsop on 26 Jan. 1385, and is therefore aged 18 years and more. Roger Somur of Scarcliffe, aged 60 and more, knows this because on the first occasion he was in company with John their father at Pleasley Park, saw a sitting hare, shot it in the head with an arrow and sent it to Beatrice the mother of Margaret on the day of the birth; and on the day of Isabel’s birth William Netylworth, grandfather of Isabel, bought a black horse from him for 40s. Ralph de Glapwell, 44 and more, came to the house where Margaret was born on that day, and on the day that Isabel was born met a forester of Sherwood carrying on his shoulder a quantity of game, and he said that he was going to Beatrice who had borne Isabel on that day. John de Ufton, 62 and more, when Margaret was born took two pheasants to Nettleworth and presented them to Beatrice the mother; and on the day of the birth of Isabel he met William Netylworth, the grandfather, in the fields of Palterton. Richard Pereson of Scarcliffe, 46 and more, went to Lady Deincourt who was staying at Elmeton, and a woman from Nettleworth was there who said that Beatrice had given birth to Margaret, and immediately he was free from the chains of his punishment, praised be the Lord; and on the second occasion he presented two hens to Beatrice mother of Isabel. William de Chaumbur, 41 and more, was staying with the lady of Longford at Park Hall and bought a palfrey for her from a chaplain celebrating in the church of Warsop, and he was in the church and heard the parish chaplain baptising, and afterwards the chaplain told him that it was a daughter of John Frechevyle; and on the second occasion he heard Nicholas Goushyll, knight, saying at Chesterfield that Beatrice had given birth to Isabel and, John the father being dead, Margaret and Isabel were co-heirs. William son of Thomas de Plesley had a dispute with Richard son of John de Scarkelyff, and it was settled at Scarcliffe on the day of Margaret’s birth, of which the midwife came and told them; and on the Sunday after Isabel’s birth he was in the company of William de Netylworth, the grandfather, who noted the date in a psalter. Ralph Smyth of Stony Houghton, 52 and more, was staying with John the father of Margaret, who carried her to the church at Warsop; and on the second occasion he was at Nottingham to buy wine and other victuals, and when he returned home he asked what the child was called and was told Isabel. John Symson of Pleasley, 46 and more, bought oats for his horses from John the father who told him of the birth of Margaret on that day; and on the second occasion, learning that Beatrice had borne Isabel, he sent her a lamb. Peter de Kestewon, 46 and more, was at Nettleworth on his way to Lincoln and saw Margaret baptised; and on the second occasion he bought 50 quarters of pease at Langwith by Nettleworth and heard of the birth of Isabel. Ralph Cachehors, 60(?) and more, on the first occasion was building a house at Woodthorpe when William de Netylworth, the grandfather, gave him a beam and told him of the birth; and he was at Nettleworth on the day of the baptism of Isabel and gave a hare to William the grandfather, who told him that his family had been increased because Beatrice his daughter had given birth to Isabel. John del Marsh, 57 and more, bought certain lands and tenements on the day that Margaret was born, and he was godfather to Isabel but was so ill that he was unable to be present on that day. Peter Gylesson of Barlborough, 51 and more, was present at a grant by the abbot and convent of Welbeck of an annuity of 40s. from the lands of the abbey at Cuckney to William de Netylworth, the grandfather, for life, and William told the abbot that his daughter had given birth to Margaret the week before; and on the second occasion he was buying a virgate at Pleasley Park by Nettleworth when a servant of William told him of the birth of Isabel.
C 137/45, no. 52


ALICE WIFE OF WILLIAM BERNDHURST
1000
Writ 16 June 1404.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 23 July
Peter Bythoutethyate formerly held the manor of Whittington with the advowson of the king in chief by knight service, and granted it to Richard Croupes, senior, for life with successive remainders to Richard his bastard son, Alice wife of William Barndhurst by the name of Alice Croupes, and the right heirs of Richard senior, who married Isabel and had issue Margaret. She married Robert Lynham, and they had issue Margery, Alice and Elizabeth. After the death of Richard senior the right in fee simple descended to Margaret, and after her death to her three daughters. On the death of Richard senior, Richard junior entered and held the manor until he died, when Alice entered in accordance with the grant. She married Edmund Hakelyt. Of the three daughters of Margaret, Alice married William Carter of Great Rissington, and Margery married John Gros of Oxford. Edmund Hakelyt died, and afterwards by a fine of 1373 [CP 25(1) 78/76, no. 520] between Edward le Despenser, knight, and William and Alice Carter, the reversion of a third part of the manor, after the death of Alice, was granted to Edward le Despenser. He married Elizabeth and had issue Thomas le Despenser, knight, to whom the right descended. He married Constance and had issue Richard and died. Richard, who has the reversion of this third part, is now in the king’s ward. John Groos and Margery, and Elizabeth her sister, by their charter dated at Oxford on 25 March 1373, granted their reversion of two parts to William Smyth, perpetual vicar of Brixworth in Northamptonshire, and Nicholas Wakere of Leafield in Oxfordshire. Alice attorned to them. William Smyth by deed dated at Brixworth on 1 June 1374 quitclaimed to Wakere. Alice afterwards married William Barndhurst. By a fine made in 1375 and confirmed in 1376 [CP 25(1) 78/77, no. 540] the reversion of two parts of the manor was conveyed by Nicholas Wakere to John Dauntesey, knight, after the death of Alice and William Barndhurst who held for life. By fine of 1380 [CP 25(1) 78/79, no. 26] John Dauntesey conveyed this reversion to Elizabeth wife of Edward le Despenser, knight, for life, with remainder to Thomas his son. Elizabeth is still alive, and Richard son and heir of Thomas is aged 8 years and more. Alice died on 1 June. Who is her next heir is unknown. The annual value of the whole manor and advowson is 20 marks.
C 137/45, no. 61, m.1
E 152/392, no. 1


ANNE WIDOW OF EDMUND EARL OF STAFFORD
1001
Writ to assign dower, 30 Dec. 1403.
Assignment of 22s.2 3/4d. rent in sterling, being a third part of a rent of 5 marks which Thomas, sometime earl of Stafford, held from a house in the parish of St. Nicholas, which he had let to farm for a hundred years to Henry Tamworth, his heirs and assigns, for that yearly sum.
C 137/45, no. 61, mm.2, 3


MARGARET WIDOW OF GILES DAUBENEY, KNIGHT
1002
CPR 1401–5
Assigned: a third part of all the lands, tenements, rents and services which he held in the manor of South Petherton in the vill of South Petherton, and a third part of the same in the hamlets of Barrington, Dommett, Chillington and Southarp, members of the manor; and a third part of the issues and profits of the hundred of South Petherton; as dower of all the holdings of her late husband, Giles, in Somerset, in accordance with the law and custom of England and with the writ.
C 137/45, no. 64


ELIZABETH DE LANCASTRE, COUNTESS OF HUNTINGDON
1003
Writ to assign dower from the lands of John de Holand, earl of Huntingdon, as advised and agreed by parliament [Rot. Parl. III, p.533]. 10 June 1404.
Assigned: 10 marks from the farm of the county out of the £20 payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas by the sheriff, which Richard II granted to the earl of Huntingdon by letters patent, to maintain his title, style, name and honour [CChR V, p.309]. The earl held no lands or advowsons in the county from which dower should or could be assigned.
1004
Similar writ, 10 June 1404.
SOMERSET. Assignment of dower to Elizabeth Lancastre, countess of Huntingdon, and John de Cornewaill, knight, her husband. Crewkerne 21 June
Assigned: a third part of the issues, fines, liberties and profits of the hundreds of Stone and Catsash with the office of the beadleries, which Richard II granted to the earl of Huntingdon [CPR 1391–6, p.102]. He held no more in Somerset.
1005
DEVON. Assignment of dower to John de Cornewaille and Elizabeth Lancastre, countess of Huntingdon, his wife, from the lands of John de Holand, earl of Huntingdon, citing the writ of 10 June 1404 in full. Fremington 22 Sept 1404
Dower from the manor and borough of South Molton, the castle, manor and borough of Barnstaple, the manor of Dartington, the manors of Fremington and Combe Martin, the borough of Winkleigh and the manors of Newton Tracey and Blackborough, which were granted to the earl and his heirs by Elizabeth by letters patent of Richard II [CPR 1385–9, pp.494–5]: South Molton, the manor, hundred and borough, and Barnstaple, the manor and borough, except knight’s fees and advowsons. Winkleigh and Blackborough, 38s.1 1/2d. rent. Fremington, a third part of the manor, except knight’s fees and advowsons, comprising: ‘le Oldecourte’ with chapel and chamber annexed, a third part of the demesne arable, meadow and wood, ‘Knollewode’, ‘Heyly’, ‘Ileslond’, ‘Underchelspark’, ‘Chelspark’, ‘Comereslond’, ‘Brodmede’, ‘Dertrich’, Newton Down by West Collacott, a close west of the church, and 3 a. at ‘Carswelle manis’ next to the close, a third part of the profits of mill, fishery, rabbit warren, court, view of frankpledge, tolls, customs of port, and clay of the hundred (argilli hundr’), with all the profits, and the rents, services and tenures of Hugh Basselyng of Newton Tracey, Walter Beste, John Pocok, Henry Smyth, John Wynard, Richard Hille of High Bickington, John Brigge, Walter atte Leye, Richard Whetene, Geoffrey None, senior, Adam Burell, Richard Puddyng, William Swyfte of ‘West Halys’, Thomas Swyfte, Roger Dyker, Richard Dyker, John Dyker, Alexander atte More, William atte Merssh of ‘Esthalys’, Thomas Callicote, Walter Josse, Robert Dranesfeld, John Wybbury, William Swyft, Thomas atte Lake, Robert Jarde, William Michaell, John Matyn, John Holmoncote, William Spyrlyngton, Ralph Spencer, John Bampell, William Whicher, Alexander Huchecok, Alexander Smert, John Morecok, John atte Wille, John Loveybounde, Richard Loveybounde, Richard Johan, the lands of ‘Pyeson’, John Wynter, Stephen Vygge, Geoffrey Welywroght, John Hurt, Thomas Coke, Roger Spyrlyngton, Hugh Shupherde, Henry Lange of Fremington, Thomas Sefare, John in the Haye, Stephen Taillour, Walter Welywrought, Alexander Welywrought, John Harry, Richard Morys and William Hoper, tenants and villeins with their families and services, and a rent of 21 bushels of wheat. The manor, hundred and borough of South Molton with the manor and borough of Barnstaple, the rent 38s.1 1/2d., and the third parts are worth annually together £96 9s.9 3/4d., in allowance for Barnstaple castle, Dartington, Combe Martin, Winkleigh, Newton Tracey and Blackborough manors, and two parts of Fremington, excluding knight’s fees and advowsons, £192 19s.7 1/2d. From the advowsons in the same places, those of South Molton, value …, of Dartington £50, and the chantry of the free chapel of Mortehoe, and the free chapels on the bridge at Barnstaple and of the castle there £100. From the knight’s fees of all the above-named manors, the following all held with others of the manor of Barnstaple: Coryton, 1/2 fee held by William Coryton. Nether Exe, 1 fee held by Thomas Flemmyng. Up Exe, 1/2 fee held by Fulk Fitzwaryn. Sourton and North Russell, 2 fees held by William Speke. Sourton, Thorne and Kimworthy, 1 fee held by … Tremayn. Sutcombe and Merton, 1 fee held by Ivo Fitzwaryn. Peadhill, 1/2 fee held by the heirs of Thomas Peadehill. Loxbeare, 1/2 fee held by John Keynes. Milford, 1/2 fee held by John Devyle. Ashwater, 1 fee held by William Carmynowe and 1/2 fee held by the heirs of William Avenell. Henscott, 3 parts of a fee held by Richard Heyngescote. Buckland, 1 1/2 fees held by John Fill. Hartley and East Buckland, 1 fee held by John Fill. Roborough, 1 fee held by the heirs of Alexander Cloynge. Hagginton, 1 fee held by the heir of Robert Penrys. ‘Southquarm’, 1 fee held by Hugh Courtenay. Luscott, 1/2 fee held by the prior of Taunton. Wilsham, 1/4 fee held by John Copleston. Cowley, 1/2 fee held by William Bonevyle. Horton and Newland, 1/4 fee held by the heirs of Walter Horton. Tavistock, 1/4 fee held by the heirs of John Kayle. Crackaway, 1/4 fee held by Roger Pym. [No values given].
C 137/45, no. 65


ROBERT HEMNALE, KNIGHT
1006
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Heacham 21 Dec 1403
He held the manor of Hempnall in Hempnall, and 40s. rent in Fritton, Morningthorpe and Long Stratton, annual value 10 marks, and 3s.4d. rent from the manor of John Lestraunge, knight, in Burnham Westgate called Reynham’s, all in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service. He proposed to make an enfeoffment to exclude the king by fraud and collusion from the wardship and marriage of his heir, as appears by his first will dated 24 Oct. 1389, and also by his last will dated at Belaugh on 24 Sept. 1391 [sic], which is of record in the court of the archbishop of Canterbury in London. He died on 15 Sept. 1391. William his son and heir was then aged 4 years and more. He was an idiot all his life and died on 18 Dec. 1402. Ralph Hemenale is next heir and aged 30 years and more. John Muryell and Hugh Lancastre, clerks, Simon Blyaunt, and John de Berton, rector of Downham Market, have held the lands since his death and taken the profits, title unknown. John West and Nicholas Baron purchased a manor in Hillington called Bury’s without the king’s licence. It is held of the king in chief, annual value, with the advowson of Stibbard belonging to it, £10. [Cf. CCR 1402–5, p.114].
1007
ex officio
He held the manor of Cotton called Champains in his demesne as of fee of John Karenet by knight service, annual value £20. He also held in his demesne as of fee, services unknown: Cotton, the manor called ‘Cumpaynes’, annual value 10 marks, and the manor called Gipswich, 20 marks. Thornham Magna, the manor called Hemenhall, 40 marks. Wickham Skeith, the manor of Skeith’s, £20. Stonham Aspall, the manor, £40. Yaxley, the manor called Boles, 20 marks. Date of death and heirs as above. Hugh Lancastre and John Berton, clerks, and Simon Blyaunt have taken the issues of these manors since he died, title unknown.
C 137/45, nos.66, 67
E 152/393


THOMAS TOUNLONDE
1008
ex officio
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 48 a. arable, 12 a. wood and 20s. rent in Woodchurch, Warehorne, Kenardington, Ruckinge and Newchurch in Romney marsh; except for a third part which Alice, widow of John his father, holds in dower. They are held of the king in chief of the castle of Dover by a rent of 5s. for the guard of the castle. A rent of 7d. is payable to the abbot and convent of Boxley, annual value of the rest 15s.4d., the third part 7s.8d. He died on 26 July last. William his brother and heir is aged 18 years and more since 6 Dec. last.
C 137/45, no. 69


NICHOLAS GOUSHILL, KNIGHT
1009
ex officio
Long before his death he gave all his lands in Killamarsh by charter to Henry Shirley, parson of Barlborough. They are held of Nicholas de Longeford, knight, as parcel of the manor of Killamarsh, service unknown. Nicholas holds of the king of the honour of Peverel by the service of finding a horse, value 5s., and a sack with a goad (unum saccum cum uno stimulo) for 40 days with the king’s army for war in Wales. He died on 21 July last. [Subscribed] No reason for seisin (Non habet causa seisine).
E 149/83, no. 6


JOHN DE CLYFTON, KNIGHT
1010
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 12 Oct 1403
He held nothing in the county. He died on 21 July last. Gerard his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
E 152/389, no. 6


ROBERT BRAYBROOK
1011
ex officio
Robert Braybrook, bishop of London, died on 27 Aug. 1404. He held 12 shops with solars above in the parish of St. Faith in Paternoster Row, in Faringdon ward, annual value 8 marks; and 2 shops with cellars and solars above in St. Peter Cornhill parish, annual value 15s.
E 149/83, no. 4


CHRISTINA DAUGHTER OF THOMAS GOLOFFRE
1012
ex officio
Christina daughter of Thomas Goloffre, son and heir of John Goloffre and Christina his wife, sister and heir of Walter Englyssh, held in her demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 24 a. arable and meadow in Ashington of the lady de Sturye of her manor of Ashington by knight service, annual value 10s. She is an idiot from birth, unable to distinguish good from evil and evil from good.
E 149/83, no. 12


JOHN DE THORNTON
1013
Writ 21 Oct. 1404.
YORK. Inquisition. Sutton on the Forest 4 Nov
He held of the king in chief by knight service 1 close called Launde by Sutton on the Forest, containing 30 a., annual value 40s. He died on 21 July last. John his son and heir is aged 24 years and more.
C 137/46, no. 1


THOMAS ENFELD
1014
Writ 28 Feb. 1405.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chipping Ongar 27 March
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service 44 a. arable and 36 a. wood in Fyfield, the arable as a thirtieth part of a knight’s fee, the wood as a twentieth part, annual value 20s. He died on 1 March last [sic]. Thomas his son and next heir was aged 3 years on 18 Oct. last.
C 137/46, no. 2


MAUD WIDOW OF ROBERT DE LA MARE, KNIGHT
1015
Writ 24 April 1405.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Hitchin 19 May
She held in her demesne as of fee a manor in Offley called Delamers of the manor of Hitchin as half a knight’s fee, annual value £10. She died on 20 April last. Willelma widow of John Roches, her daughter and next heir, is aged 40 years and more.
1016
Writ 24 April 1405.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 13 May
She held in her demesne as of fee: Cherington, the manor and 2 carucates, of the prince [of Wales] as half a knight’s fee, annual value £4. Minchinhampton, 1 messuage and 1 carucate of the abbess of Caen by a rent of 10s., annual value nil beyond the rent. She died on 19 April (Easter), heir as above.
1017
Writ 24 April 1405.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 30 April
She held in her demesne as of fee of the prince [of Wales]: Marsh Baldon, the manor and advowson, in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Lower Heyford, the manor and half the advowson, of the honour of Wallingford by knight service, annual value £20. She died on 19 April, heir as above.
1018
Writ 24 April 1405.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Foxley 7 May
She held the manor of Market Lavington in her demesne in fee simple of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks, including 12 marks in assize rents payable by free and servile tenants at the four terms. She also held in her demesne as of fee 2 virgates and pasture called Nabal’s in the lordship of Stanton St. Quintin, of the duchy of Lancaster, of the honour of Trowbridge, service unknown, annual value nil. She died on 19 April, heir as above.
C 137/46, no. 3
E 152/400


JOHN COK OF LATCHINGDON
1019
Writ 20 Jan. 1405.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Maldon 13 July 1406
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 20 a. in Latchingdon of the prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, annual value 2s.; and 150 a. of arable and marsh there of the king of the honour of Dover, service unknown, annual value 12s.6d. He died on 13 May 1404. Peter his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/46, no. 4


THOMAS BERKELEY OF COBERLEY
1020
Writ 20 April 1405.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 9 May
He held the manor of Stoke Orchard in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in grand serjeanty, annual vaue £20; and the manor of Coberley with the advowson, of Richard Chedder as half a knight’s fee, annual value £20. He died on 12 April. Margaret wife of Nicholas Mattesdon, aged 30 years and more, and Alice wife of Thomas de Brugge, 26 years and more, are his daughters and heirs.
1021
Writ 20 April 1405.
DERBY. Inquisition. Repton 7 May
He held the manor of Chilcote in his demesne as of fee of Thomas de Erdyngton as half a knight’s fee, annual vaue £18 3s.4d. Date of death and heirs as above.
1022
Writ 20 April 1405.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Upton on Severn 5 May
He held the manor of Eldersfield in his demesne as of fee of Elizabeth widow of Edward le Despenser, knight, as one knight’s fee, annual vaue £30. Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/46, no. 5
E 149/85, no. 8


ROBERT CORBET SENIOR, KNIGHT
1023
Writ 8 Dec. 1404.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Kings Bromley 19 Dec
He held the manor of Kings Bromley in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief at fee farm of 100s. at the exchequer and by fealty, annual value £10. He died on 5 Dec. Robert Corbet, knight, his son and next heir, is aged 50 years and more.
1024
Writ 8 Dec. 1404.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 18 Dec
He held nothing in Oxfordshire. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
1025
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Grandpont 17 Dec 1404
Jointly with Maud his wife he held the manor of Tubney, extending in Tubney, Frilford, Abingdon and Uffington, with the advowson of Tubney, of the abbot of Abingdon in socage by knight service [sic], annual value 10 marks; and also jointly with Maud various lands and tenements in Denchworth of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
1026
Writ 8 Dec. 1404.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Harling 31 Dec
With Beatrice his former wife he held the manor of Little Dunham to them and the heirs of their bodies by the grant of Robert de Swelyngton and Margaret his wife and John Garlek and Sarah his wife by a fine [CP 25(1) 167/175, no. 1596]. It is held of William Bowet, service unknown, annual value £8. He died on 5 Dec. Guy son of Robert and Beatrice and heir to this manor is aged 30 years and more.
1027
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Lavenham 30 Dec 1404
He held the manor of Assington in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the honour of Hatfield Peverel as half a knight’s fee, annual value £11; and 60 a. in Cornard and Assington of the abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, service unknown, annual value £3. He died on 5 Dec. Robert Corbet, knight, his son and next heir, is aged 40 years and more.
1028
Writ 8 Dec. 1404.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 22 Dec
He held the manor of Hadley with the hamlet of Hatton in his demesne as of fee of Thomas earl of Arundel and Surrey of his manor of Wroxeter by a rent of one sparrowhawk. There are the site with all buildings, close and adjacent gardens, annual value nil; a dovecot, nil; a park, of which the underwood nil; pasture, nil except in summer; 80 a. arable lying fallow; 10 a. meadow, of which herbage in summer 10s.; and assize rents of 16 marks payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Date of death and heir as in last. Richard Saundres, his bailiff, has held the manor and taken the profits since his death, title unknown.
1029
Writ 8 Dec. 1404.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Campden 9, 13 or 16 Dec [Tuesday St
He held the manor of Ebrington with the hamlets of Hidcote Bartrim, Farmcote, Peasley and Little Farmcote, parcels of the manor, in his demesne as of fee of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown. There are the site with buildings, close and garden, annual value nil; 3 carucates lying fallow, 60s.; 100 a. meadow, herbage in summer £8; and assize rents of £20 payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Date of death as above. Robert his son and heir is aged 30 years and more. William Bayly, his bailiff, has held and taken the profits since his death, title unknown.
C 137/46, no. 6
E 149/85, no. 6
E 152/402, no. 6


AGNES WIDOW OF JOHN WYLY
1030
Writ 9 March 1405.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Upavon 17 March
She held in her demesne as of fee: Calstone Wellington and Quemerford, 1 messuage and 2 carucates of arable and meadow of the king in chief by a rent of 58s.4d., annual value beyond the rent 66s.8d. Cherhill, 1 messuage, 1 watermill and half a virgate, and Calstone Wellington, 20 a. meadow, of the treasurer of Salisbury Cathedral by a rent of 20s. at Michaelmas and suit at the prebendal court of Calne at two law days on reasonable summons, annual value 13s.4d. Avebury, 40 a., of the priory of Avebury by a rent of 13s.4d. at Michaelmas, annual value beyond the rent 6s.8d. She died on 16 Feb. last. Katherine wife of William Pershut, her daughter and next heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/46, no. 7


WALTER CATECOTE
1031
Writ 24 March 1405.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells 7 April
He held the manor of Catcott in his demesne as of fee of Thomas Romesye, kinsman and heir of Walter Romesye, that is son of Thomas son of Walter, in the king’s ward, and of John Vernay, Robert Orcherd, John Pokeswellys, John Wyveliscombe, senior, and Christina wife of Richard Clopton, heir of Thomas Tryvet deceased, by knight service, annual value 10 marks. He also held the manor of East Harptree, with its members of Eastwood, Coley, Shrowle and Sherborne, for life by the courtesy of England in right of Joan formerly his wife, of Elizabeth widow of Edward le Spencer of the honour of Gloucester by knight service, annual value £20. He died on 9 March. Alice wife of William Hampton, the daughter and next heir of Walter and Joan his late wife, is aged 25 years and more.
C 137/46, no. 8
E 152/404


DAVID HOLGRAVE
1032
Writ 7 Aug. 1405.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Morpeth 29 Aug
He held the castle and manor of Bothal jointly with Helen his wife by the grant of John Worth and Blanche his wife by a fine of 1387–8 [CP 25(1) 181/14, no. 25], to them and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Helen. Helen died without heirs of her body by him, and David died holding them of the king of the crown by the service of 3 knight’s fees in a barony [in baronia], rendering for cornage for the keeping of the castle of Newcastle upon Tyne 115s.4d. The annual values are: the castle nil, the manor 20 marks and no more these days because of the Scottish war and the king’s army lying there recently. He died on 13 June. Robert de Ogle, knight, the son and heir of Helen, is aged 30 years and more. The escheator has held them and taken the profits since his death.
C 137/46, no. 9
E 152/408, no. 1


THOMAS WESTON, CHAPLAIN
1033
Writ 2 Nov. 1404.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Campden 30 Jan 1405
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service 1 messuage and 1 virgate in Weston Subedge, annual value 10s. He died on 29 July last. John Grene the next heir, is aged 30 years and more. He has held and taken the profits, title unknown.
1034
Writ, melius sciri, asking how John Grene is the heir. 22 Oct. 1405.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Winchcomb 16 Nov
John Grene is next heir of Thomas Weston, chaplain, namely son of John Grene, brother of Thomas Weston.
C 137/46, no. 10
E 148/85, no. 10


THOMAS STUYCHE
1035
Writ 28 Jan. 1405.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Wellington 5 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee: Longslow, half the hamlet, of the king in chief by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, comprising 1 messuage, with buildings and gardens, annual value nil; 10 a. arable, 6s.8d.; 3 a. meadow, of which the herbage in summer 3s.4d.; and assize rents of 13s.4d. payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Stirchley, the hamlet, of William Lord Ferrers of Groby of his manor of Stoke upon Tern by a rent of 18d., annual value in assize rents 20s. payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Broughton, 1 messuage and 5 a., of the dean of St. Chad’s, Shrewsbury, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d. in time of peace, now nil owing to the war and damage by the rebels. He died on 24 Jan. William his son and heir is aged 23 years and more.
C 137/46, no. 11
E 149/86, no. 5


JOHN BRISTOWE
1036
Writ 28 March 1405.
He held nothing of Richard II because he died on 19 June 1369. He then held of the king in free burgage, as all London is, two tenements in Seacoal Lane, annual value 4 marks. He was a freeman of the city of London and by custom of the city by his testament, proclaimed and enrolled in the hustings on 15 July 1370, gave and left them to Agnes his wife for her life; to be sold by his executors after her death for the health of his soul and for other works of charity, as appears in his will. He named as executors Agnes his wife, Master Richard Asshewell, and William Kyryell, tanner. If after the death of Agnes they did not sell the tenements, or were no longer living, he wished the tenements to be sold by the executors of the executors under the supervision of four parishoners of St. Sepulchre in the suburbs and two persons next in blood to himself, and the money to be spent as stated. They on 15 March 1391 sold them to Marion Blakwyn and her heirs. Agnes held them from his death until 15 March 1391. Since then Marion Blakwyn has done so. Nicholas his brother and next heir is aged 60 years and more.
C 137/46, no. 12


RICHARD TORELL
1037
Writ 12 May 1405.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Midhurst 8 July
He granted the manors of Eastcourt and Westcourt in Bepton to John Tyrell, Walter Tyrell, John Mymmes and Geoffrey Mareschal, clerks, and Adam Reyner. They held them in their demesne as of fee and received the rents and services of the free tenants and villeins. All the tenants, including the priors of Tortington, Portsmouth and Southwick, William Turgess and William atte Chambre attorned to them. The manors are held of the earl of Arundel of his manor of ‘Toteshale’ by a rent of 3s.4d. at Michaelmas. He died on 11 May last. Thomas his son was aged 9 years on 21 Sept.
1038
Writ 12 May 1405.
He held nothing in the city. Date of death as above. Thomas his son and heir was aged 8 years on 21 Sept.
1039
Writ 12 May 1405.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Brentwood 1 June
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in petty serjeanty the manor called Torells in Little Thurrock by the service of the napery at the coronation, annual value £8. On 18 Feb. 1405 he granted by charter to John Tyrell, Walter Tyrell, John Mymmes, clerk, Geoffrey Marischall, clerk, and Adam Reyner the manor of West Thurrock, two parts of the manor of Shellow Bowells, and all other lands, tenements, rents and services in West Thurrock and Stifford with the advowson of Stifford at the third vacancy, and the reversion of the third part of the manor of Shellow Bowells which Margaret widow of Roger Marischal holds for life and which should revert to him and his heirs, to them, their heirs and assigns. They held them before the death of Richard without fraud or collusion. The manor of West Thurrock with the holdings etc. are held of John Lyghtfot and other tenants of the manor and lordship of West Thurrock, service unknown. The two parts of Shellow Bowells with the reversion of the third are held of Joan de Bohun, countess of Hereford, service unknown. Date of death and heir, aged 8 on 21 Sept., as above.
1040
ex officio
Richard Torell of Essex, esquire, who held of the king in chief, died on 11 May 1405 holding the reversion of various lands called Bertrams in Standon after the death of Robert Marchall, knight, in virtue of a grant in fee tail to him and the heirs of his body. They should have descended to Thomas Torell, his son and heir, who is under age in the king’s ward. They are held of the earl of March, also in the king’s ward, of his manor of Standon, service unknown, annual value £4. Richard Perers, esquire, entered on the death of Richard Torell and took the profits, title unknown, until Midsummer last, and he is answerable to the king because he refuses to pay them to the escheator. From Midsummer the escheator will answer for them.
C 137/46, no. 13
E 149/85, no. 2 and 95, no. 3


JOHN FROME
1041
Writ 24 Nov. 1404.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 11 Feb 1405
He held in his demesne as of fee: Buckingham, the manor, of the earl of Stafford of the honour of Gloucester by the service of two knight’s fees, annual value £40. Padbury, 1 tenement and 1 carucate, of Walter FitzRychard by a rent of 3s.4d., annual value 40s. Lenborough, 2 1/2 carucates, of the abbot of Reading by a rent of 6s., annual value 53s.4d. He died on 22 Nov. 1404. Isabel wife of Bernard Mussenden and Joan wife of William Fillole, his daughters and heirs, are aged 22 years and more and 18 years and more.
1042
Writ 24 Nov. 1404.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 26 Jan 1405
He held in his demesne as of fee: Woodlands, the manor, with the hundred of Knowlton, parcel of the manor, of Edmund earl of March, in the king’s ward, of the manor of Pimperne by knight service, annual value £20. Winterborne Belet, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of the abbot of Milton by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Stafford, 1 messuage and 60 a., of Robert Byngham of his manor of West Stafford, service unknown, annual value 5s. Kingston, 2 messuages, 3 a. and 13s. rent, of Robert Grey of his manor of Kingston, service unknown, annual value 8s. Winterborne Herringston, 3 messuages and 40 a., of Alice Bryene of her manor of Sutton Poyntz by a rent of one pair of gilt spurs or 6d. at Easter, annual value 40s. Winterborne Whitchurch, a rent of a rose from 1 messuage and 6 bovates, which Richard Frome and Joan his wife hold for life by his grant with reversion to him and his heirs, held of Alice widow of Guy Brien, junior, of her manor of Sutton Poyntz, service unknown. Date of death and heirs as above.
C 137/46, no. 14


JOAN WIFE OF EDWARD LOVETOFT
1043
Writ 2 Feb. 1405.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Corby 16 Feb
She held in her demesne as of fee: Skillington, the manor, of the archbishop of York by knight service, annual value 40s. Owmby, the manor, of Alice Basset of the castle of Castle Bytham by knight service, annual value 20s. She died on 28 Dec. last. Margaret wife of John Cheyne, knight, her daughter and heir, was 32 on 22 Jan. last.
1044
Writ 27 Jan. 1405.
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. St Neots 13 Feb
She held for life 1 messuage, 150 a. arable, 2 a. meadow, 4 a. wood and 10s. rent in Southoe, and £10 assize rents from the manor of Orton Waterville payable at the four terms by equal parts, by the grant of Ellis parson of Southoe and Richard Moigne, chaplain, in the time of Edward III to Joan and Edward Lovetoft and the heirs of Edward. They are held of the king in chief as a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value 20s., and after her death belong to Margaret wife of John Cheyne, knight, daughter and heir of Edward. Robert Toweslond and John de Southo, chaplains, William Philyppot of Ashwell and Richard Fraunceys of Little Paxton held the manor of Boughton, and granted it to Joan and Simon Burgh, then her husband, for their lives with reversion to themselves. Robert Toweslond and the others granted the reversion to John Cheyne, knight, Margaret his wife, and their heirs, and failing them the right heirs of Margaret. Simon and Joan attorned to John and Margaret Cheyne, and so Joan held it for life with reversion to them. It is held of the king of the honour of Huntingdon as half a knight’s fee, annual value 30s. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/47, no. 15
E 149/84, no. 3


ELIZABETH DABRIGGECOURT
1045
Writ 2 Oct. 1404.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Grandpont by Oxford 8 Oct
She held of the king in chief 12 tenements in ‘le Wyke’ and Beech Hill in the parish of Stratfield Saye, service unknown, annual value 6 marks. She died on 26 Sept. last. John her son and heir is aged 26 years and more.
1046
Writ, plenius certiorari, her status in the tenements not being stated in the above inquisition. 28 Oct. 1404.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Reading 11 Nov
She held the 12 tenements in ‘le Wyke’ and Beech Hill jointly with Nicholas Dabriggecourt, her late husband, by the grant of Nicholas Careu, John de Salesbury, Robert Corby and William de Brentyngham, to them and their heirs, the heirs of the body of Elizabeth, and failing such the right heirs of Nicholas, annual value 6 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
1047
Writ 2 Oct. 1404.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Basingstoke 15 Oct
She held the manor and advowson of Stratfield Saye jointly with Nicholas Dabriggecourt, knight, formerly her husband, by the grant of Nicholas Carreu, John de Salesburi, Robert Corby and William de Brantyngham, for which the king’s licence had been obtained, to them and their heirs, the heirs of the body of Elizabeth, and failing such the right heirs of Nicholas. The manor is held of the king in chief as one knight’s fee. There are 200 a., annual value 40s.; 100s. assize rent payable equally at the four principal terms; 1 park, the pasture grazed by the deer, annual value nil beyond the enclosure and the fee of the parker; 30 a. meadow, 30s.; 100 a. pasture, 20s.; 2 watermills, 40s.; 1 fulling mill, 6s.8d.; and 1 dovecot, 40d. She held 1 watermill in Bramley of Thomas Ponynges, Lord St. John, as a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 6s.8d. She died on 28 Sept., heir as above.
1048
Writ, plenius certiorari, who was next heir of Nicholas not being stated in the above inquisition. 28 Oct. 1404.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Odiham 3 Nov
She held the manor and advowson of Stratfield Saye [as above, no. 1047] as one knight’s fee, owing to the forfeiture by John de Stoutevill, a Frenchman. There are 300 a. [sic], annual value 40s.; 100s. in assize rents payable by equal parts at the four principal terms; 1 park, the pasture grazed by the deer, annual value nil beyond the enclosure and the fee of the parker; 30 a. meadow, 40s.; 100 a. pasture, 20s.; 2 watermills, 40s.; and 1 fulling mill, 6s.8d. She held 1 watermill in Bramley [as above, no. 1047]. John is the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth and their next heir in accordance with the grant to them. He is aged 26 years and more. Elizabeth died on 28 Sept. last.
C 137/47, no. 16
E 149/86, no. 8
E 152/402, no. 4


THOMAS LA ZOUCHE
1049
Writ 23 Nov. 1404.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Doddershall 31 Dec
By the grant of William la Zouche, his father, he held the manor of Middle Claydon for life of the king in chief of the honour of Peverel by knight service, and the manor of Ellesborough for life of Reynold de Grey by a rent of 1d. William la Zouche, now lord of Harringworth, his kinsman, that is the son of William, son of William, by a fine of 9 Feb. 1402 [not found] granted the reversion of these manors, which Thomas held for life of the inheritance of William, to Henry bishop of Lincoln, William de Wilughby and Thomas de Rempston, knights, Thomas Frysby, Ralph Flemyng, William Palmer, William Danby, and John Toly and William Glen, clerks, and the heirs of the bishop. The manors should remain to them. The annual values are Middle Claydon £10, Ellesborough 10 marks. He died on 30 Oct. William la Zouche, his kinsman and heir, namely son of William his brother, is aged 30 years and more.
1050
Writ 12 Nov. 1404.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Dunstable 10 Dec
He held the manor of Westoning of the king by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee by the grant of John bishop of Lincoln, Simon Warde, John de Holt and John Thame, by a fine of 1373 [CP 25(1) 5/65, no. 19] to William and Elizabeth la Zouche, his father and mother, with remainder to him (Thomas) and the right heirs of his father. William and Elizabeth died seised, and then Thomas held it until he died on 30 Oct. 1404. The annual value is £8. William la Zouche, lord of Harringworth, aged 30 years and more, is next heir, as above.
1051
Writ, melius sciri, the original writ being lost and not delivered to the escheator. 24 Jan. 1405.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. St Albans 28 Jan
He held for life with remainder to John la Zouche, knight, son of William la Zouche, knight, deceased, and Margaret wife of John, who are both still living, and the heirs of the body of John, by the grant of John bishop of Lincoln, by a fine of 1392 [CP 25(1) 289/56, no. 246] shown to the jurors, granting the remainder after his death to William la Zouche and his heirs: Wheathampstead, 1 carucate, of the abbot of Westminster by a rent of 20s., annual value 53s.4d. Redbourn, 80 a., of the abbot of St. Albans by a rent of 13s., annual value at 4d., 26s.8d. Date of death and heir, aged 28 years and more, as above.
1052
Writ 12 Nov. 1404.
KENT. Inquisition. Eynsford 5 Dec
He held for life with remainder to John la Zouche, knight, Margaret his wife, and the heirs of John [as above, no. 1051] in accordance with the same fine: Ightham, the manor and advowson, of Thomas archbishop of Canterbury by homage and fealty, annual value £10. Eynsford, the manor, of the same archbishop by a rent of 12d. annual value £8. Date of death and heir as above [no. 1050].
1053
Writ 12 Nov. 1404.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Sudbury 10 Jan 1405
He held the manor of Aveley for life with remainder to John la Zouche, knight, Margaret his wife and the heirs of John [as above, no. 1051] by the same fine, of Robert Corbet, knight, service unknown, annual value 100s. It should remain to John and Margaret. Date of death and heir as above [no. 1050].
1054
Writ 12 Nov. 1404.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. King’s Somborne 14 Jan 1405
He held the manor of King’s Worthy for life with remainder to John la Zouche, knight, Margaret his wife and the heirs of John [as above, no. 1051] by the same fine, of the king by a rent of a pair of gilt spurs or 6d. payable by the sheriff at Michaelmas, annual value £12 10s. It should remain to John and Margaret. Date of death and heir as above [no. 1050].
C 137/47, no. 17
E 149/84, no. 1


THOMAS DE LA MARE
1055
Writ 29 March 1405.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Aldermaston 6 April
He held the manors of Aldermaston and Sparsholt for life by the grant of Master Walter de Stratton, parson of Shillingford, and Thomas de Arnewyk by a fine of 1342 [CP 25(1) 11/60, no. 8], by which the manor of Sparsholt was granted, without the advowson, to Robert Achard for life with successive remainders to Peter Achard, Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of their bodies, John his brother for life, Peter de la Mare and Joan his wife for their lives, Thomas son of Peter and his heirs, and finally Richard, son of Peter and brother of Thomas, and his heirs; and the manor of Aldermaston was granted to Robert Achard and Agnes his wife for their lives with successive remainders to Peter Achard and his heirs by Elizabeth his wife, Peter de la Mare and Joan his wife, Thomas de la Mare and his heirs, and Richard and his heirs. Both are held of the king by knight service, amount unknown, annual values, Sparsholt 120 marks, Aldermaston £20. He died on 29 March. Robert his son and heir is aged 26 years and more.
C 137/47, no. 18
E 152/402, no. 8


JOHN DAUNTESEY, KNIGHT
1056
Writ 6 Feb. 1405.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Hitchin 7 July 1405 [Tuesday, St Thomas the Martyr, but the Translation of St
He held by the courtesy of England in right of his former wife a third part of the manor of Minsden of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 4 marks. He died on 6 Jan. last. Walter his son and heir was aged 12 years and more on 29 Sept. last.
1057
Writ 6 Feb. 1405.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 10 March
He held the manor of Marden in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the rent of a rose, annual value 13 marks. He had also held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Dauntsey and Bremilham with the advowsons, the manors of Smithcot and Wilsford, the advowson of the chapel of Smithcot, two parts of the manor of Winterbourne Dauntsey with the reversion of the third part which Thomas Blount and Joan held in the dower of Joan, and two parts of certain lands and tenements in Marden, formerly of Nicholas Botiller, with the reversion of the third part also held by Thomas and Joan Blount in the dower of Joan. These on 6 March 1395 he granted to Philip Dauntesey, John Wekkelescote, vicar of Seagry, John Frye of Little Somerford and William Byllyn of Christian Malford. The first three died and on 1 July 1402 William Byllyn granted them to Amice wife of Robert Bardolf, knight, Richard Mawardyn, Roger Lynde, William Lynde, Walter Whyte, vicar of Hilmarton, John Thornbury, parson of Crudwell, and their heirs; and so they held them. The manors of Dauntsey and Bremilham are held of the abbot of Malmesbury, service unknown, annual values £16 and £4; Smithcot of the lord of Castle Combe, service unknown, annual value 10 marks; Wilsford of the countess of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 100s.; Winterbourne Dauntsey of Lady Despenser, senior, of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value £4. He died on 2 Feb. last. Walter his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
1058
Writ, plura, 26 July 1405.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 10 September
Besides the manor of Marden mentioned in the other inquisition, he held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service the manor of Smithcot with the advowson of the chapel there, annual value 10 marks. He held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Dauntsey and Bremilham, with the advowsons, of the abbot of Malmesbury, service unknown, annual values £16 and £4; the manor of Wilsford of the countess of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 100s.; and two parts of the manor of Winterbourne Dauntsey, with the reversion of the third part which Thomas and Joan Lynford [sic] hold in the dower of Joan, of the honour of Gloucester as half a knight’s fee. Walter his son and heir is aged 14 years and more. Walter White, vicar of Hilmarton, and others unknown were enfeoffed, as is rumoured by some, long before the death of John Dauntesey in certain parts of these manors and lands, but what parts and how is unknown; but he took all the rents and profits during his life, and since his death Edmund his brother has taken them.
1059
Writ 6 Feb. 1405.
Long before his death he held in free burgage, as is all London, various messuages and shops by the courtesy of England after the death of Elizabeth his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of John Beverle, esquire, with reversion to Walter their son: 1 messuage in the parishes of St. Michael le Querne and St. Faith in Paternoster Row, annual value 20s.; 2 shops with solar above in St. Alban, Wood Street, 20s.; 1 messuage in St. Michael le Querne, 20s.; and half a messuage with 6 shops in St. Alban, Wood Street, 40s. By his charter dated 1 June 1402 he granted them all to Amice wife of Robert Bardolf, knight, Edmund Dauntesey and William Lynde for the term of his own life. He died on 2 Feb. last. Walter son of John and Elizabeth was 14 years of age on 12 Aug. last.
C 137/47, no. 19
E 149/85, no. 4
E 152/401, no. 3


JOHN KENNE
1060
Writ 12 Jan. 1405.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 11 Feb
He held half the manor of Grimsbury in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 6 marks. He died on 18 Nov. last. John his son and heir is aged 26 years and more.
1061
Writ 6 March 1405.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 16 March
He held in his demesne as of fee: Sandhurst, 2 messuages, 40 a. arable, 10 a. meadow and 4s. rent at Brawn, of the king in chief by a rent of 12d. payable by the sheriff at Michaelmas and suit at the king’s court at King’s Barton by Gloucester every three weeks, annual value 7 marks. Minsterworth, 1 messuage and 1 virgate, of John Hathewy in socage by a rent of 22d., annual value 20s. Hardwicke, 40 a. arable and pasture, of Thomas de Brugge by knight service, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
1062
Writ 6 March 1405.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Stogursey 23 March
He held the following manors with the knight’s fees and advowsons belonging to them jointly with Alice his wife, described as Alice daughter of Reynold Perl of Bristol, who survives, to them and his heirs and assigns, by the grant of Thomas Garenter and John Walsch, chaplains: Kenn, of Lady la Despenser senior, that is Anne Lady la Despenser, who was under age in the king’s ward, of the honour of Gloucester by knight service, annual value £10, of which 100s. is in assize rents payable by equal parts at Michaelmas and Hockday. East Huish, by Kingston Seymour, of the same lady of the same honour by knight service, annual value 6 marks, of which 40s. is in assize rents payable as above. Kingston Seymour, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of Trowbridge by knight service, annual value 100s., of which 53s.4d. is in assize rents payable as above. He also held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Berrow and 1 messuage and 18 a. in Wrington, both of the abbot of Glastonbury, service unknown, annual values 40s. and 10s. Date of death and heir as above.
Writs to assign dower to Alice formerly his wife, now the wife of John Everdon, in all three counties. 21 June 1407 [CCR 1405–9, p.197].
C 137/47, no. 20
E 149/85, no. 11


WILLIAM HERON, KNIGHT
1063
Writ 18 Nov. 1404.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 28 Feb 1405
He held nothing in Buckinghamshire. He died on 30 Oct. last. John Heron, knight, son of John, knight, his brother, is his next heir and aged 24 years and more.
1064
Writ 18 Nov. 1404
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Bishop’s Stortford 9 May 1405
He held the manor of Sawbridgeworth in his demesne as of fee to himself, his heirs by Elizabeth his late wife, and her right heirs, by a fine of 1396 [CP 25(1) 290/57, no. 286]. It is held of the king in chief by the service of one knight’s fee. There are a ruinous capital messuage with adjacent garden, annual value nil beyond the maintenance of the buildings; 500 a. arable at 3d., £6 5s.; 15 a. meadow at 18d., 22s.6d.; 20 a. pasture at 2d., 3s.4d., and no more because they lie in common; 100 a. wood, of which the underwood nil because it cannot be cut; assize rents, £6 13s.8d. payable at the four terms, 2 capons, 1 lb. wax, 3 large arrows, and 1 sparrowhawk or 2s., from the manors of Rickling and Elsenham in Essex; summer, autumn and winter works, 35s.6d.; and pleas and perquisites of courts, nil beyond the expenses of the steward. Date of death and heir as above.
1065
Writ 18 Nov. 1404.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 19 Feb 1405
He held nothing in Northamptonshire. Date of death and heir as above.
1066
Writ 18 Nov. 1404.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Ditchling 10 March 1405
He held the manor of Hamsey of Thomas earl of Arundel as one knight’s fee, by what title or how is unknown. There are the site, annual value nil; assize rents payable by equal parts at Hockday and Michaelmas, 40s.; 150 a. arable at 2d., 25s.; 40 a. several pasture at 1d., 3s.4d.; 40 a. meadow at 4d., 13s.4d., and no more because marsh and often under water so that it cannot be mown; hill pasture for 300 sheep, 6s.8d.; 60 a. wood and pasture in a place near Hewenstreet, nil because occupied by the earl of Arundel’s game; and a tenement with park called Pyecombe in Offham, which belonged to Michael Pikombe and is held of the manor of Hamsey as an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 6s.8d. Date of death and heir as above.
1067
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Steyning 28 Feb 1405
He held the manors of Buxted and Streat by the grant of Thomas archbishop of York, John bishop of Salisbury and Thomas Percy, knight, to him, Elizabeth his wife and their heirs, with remainder to the right heirs of Elizabeth, by a fine of 1396 [CP 25(1) 290/57, no. 286]. Buxted is held of William Walays, knight, by the service of half a knight’s fee, and the payment to the archbishop of Canterbury at his manor of South Malling of 33s.8 3/4d. yearly, annual value £4. Streat is held of Thomas earl of Arundel by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
1068
Writ, plenius certiorari, as the title to the manor of Hamsey was not stated in the above [no. 1066]. 8 May 1405.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Uckfield 12 June
By a fine of 1341 [CP 25(1) 237/59, no. 7] Thomas Hethe, parson of Rotherfield, conveyed the manor of Hamsey to Geoffrey de Say, knight, and Maud his wife and their heirs male, with remainder to the right heirs of Geoffrey. They had two sons, William and John. William had a daughter, Elizabeth, and died without male heirs. After the deaths of Geoffrey and Maud John entered the manor and granted it to Thomas Crewe, his heirs and assigns, on condition that he re-enfeoff John de Say, Elizabeth his wife and their heirs, with remainder to his right heirs. This re-enfeoffment was often requested but not carried out during the lifetime of John. John died without heirs of his body. William Heron, knight, married Elizabeth heir of John, being the daughter of William his brother. They entered and peacefully held the manor. She died without heirs, and William Heron enfeoffed Simon Davy, vicar of Framfield, and Walter atte Broke, their heirs and assigns. They granted it to him to hold at their pleasure, and so he held it at his death, 30 Oct. last.
1069
Writ 18 Nov. 1404.
KENT. Inquisition. Deptford 27 Feb 1405
He held the manors of Birling, Burham, Cudham and West Greenwich, and lands in Ryarsh and West Malling, with lands in other counties, in his demesne as of fee in virtue of a grant to him, Elizabeth his wife and their heirs, with remainder to her right heirs, by Thomas archbishop of York, John bishop of Salisbury and Thomas Percy, knight, by a fine of 1396 [CP 25(1) 290/57, no. 286]. The manors are held of the king in chief by knight service, and comprise: Birling: 1 capital messuage with garden, annual value 3s.4d.; 80 a. arable on the hills at 1 1/2d., 10s.; 78 a. pasture at 1d., 6s.6d.; 50 a. arable beside the manor at 3d., 12s.6d.; 32 a. meadow at 2s., 64s.; 16 a. several pasture at 12d., 16s.; assize rents £14, comprising at Michaelmas £8 5s. and at Easter 115s.; a park, number of acres unknown, value beyond the keeping of the game 10s.; 2 leets yearly after Easter and Michaelmas, 13s.4d.; and perquisites of court, 5s.; tenants have to plough both winter and Lent 78 a. at 6d., 39s.; and the parker takes wages of 2d. a day, or 14d. a week. Cudham: 66 a. arable at Berry 2d., 11s.; 34 a. arable at 1d. because they are hilly and stony, 2s.10d.; 100 a. arable in ‘Northberdenne’, ‘Southberdenne’, ‘Thornfold’ and ‘Mede’ at 3d., 25s.; 100 a. pasture for sheep at 1d., 8s.4d.; 1 a. 1 rood meadow, 2s.; a park, extent unknown, pasture beyond the keeping of the game 10s., the parker taking 14d. weekly, or 2d. daily; wood, nil because cut; 2 leets after Easter and Michaelmas, 13s.4d.; assize rents of free tenants, £12; perquisites of court, nil; and rents at Ewell by West Malling beyond 100s. payable to the bishop of Rochester, 50s.1/2d. Burham: 1 messuage with adjacent garden, 2s.; 111 a. arable at 2d., 18s.6d.; 79 a. pasture at 1 1/2d. because hilly, 9s.10 1/2d.; 21 a. several pasture at 4d., 7s.; 15 a. salt pasture at 12d., 15s.; assize rents, £14 payable at Easter and Michaelmas except for 18s. at Midsummer and 18s. on 21 Dec.; 80 hens at Christmas at 1 1/2d., 10s.; 400 eggs at Easter at 4d. a 100, 16d.; the tenants have to plough 60 a. in winter and Lent, 13s.4d.; and 1 watermill, 6s.8d. and no more because old and weak. West Greenwich: 1 capital messuage, nil; 140 a. arable at 6d., 70s.; 40 a. at 4d., 13s.4d.; 20 a. several pasture for cows at 2s., 40s.; 25 a. meadow at 4s., 100s.; 50 a. wood of which 10 a. may be cut each year at 2s. an a., rest nil; assize rents, £7 8d. of which 75s.4d. at Martinmas and 65s.4d. at Lammas; perquisites of court, nil beyond the expenses of the steward; and 2 leets after Hockday and Martinmas, 2s. John Herleston, knight, holds the manor of Fredville for life by the grant of Geoffrey de Say, with reversion in virtue of the above fine to the heirs of Elizabeth, annual value when it occurs 100s. Date of death and heir as above [no. 1063].
1070
Writ 18 Nov. 1404.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 8 April 1405
He held in his demesne in fee tail the manor of Eshott, 160 a. in Clifton and Coldwell, and 114 a. in Duddoe, by the grant of William Meryngton and Roger del Bothe, clerks, with successive remainders failing heirs male, to Gerard Heron and his heirs male, William Heron, esquire, and his heirs male, Nicholas Heron and his heirs male, and the right heirs of William Heron, knight. William, knight, Gerard, and William, esquire, are dead. Nicholas survives. They are held of John Scrope, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, in right of Elizabeth, of the barony of Mitford by knight service, annual value 20 marks. He also held in fee simple the manor of Hartside, 50 a. in Glanton and 100 a. in Whittingham of Joan, Margaret and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of Alan de Heton, knight, by knight service, annual value 5 marks; and 56 a. in Thornton of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem of the hospital of Chibburn, annual value 13s.4d. He died on 20 [sic] Oct. last, heir as above, aged 33 years and more.
C 137/48, no. 21, mm.1–15
E 152/399, and 405, nos.1, 3