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ELIZABETH WIFE OF WILLIAM HERON, KNIGHT
1071
Writ 18 Nov. 1404.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 28 Feb 1405
She held nothing in Buckinghamshire. She died on 8 July 1399. Her next heirs are William de Clynton, knight, son of William de Clynton, knight, son of John de Clynton, knight, and Idonea his wife, one aunt of Elizabeth; Mary wife of Otto de Worthyngton, and Maud her sister, daughters of Thomas de Alden, knight, and Elizabeth his wife, another aunt; and Roger Fyenles, son of William de Fyenles, knight, son of William de Fyenles and Joan his wife, her third aunt. Idonea, Elizabeth and Joan were sisters of William de Say, knight, father of Elizabeth. William de Clynton is aged 26 years and more, Mary 34 years and more, and Maud 28 years and more. Roger will be 20 on 14 Sept. next.
1072
Writ 18 Nov. 1404.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Bishop’s Stortford 9 May 1405
Jointly with William Heron, her husband, who survived her, she held the manor of Sawbridgeworth by a fine of 1396 [details and extent as in no. 1064 above]. Date of death and heirs as above [no. 1071]. William Heron, knight, held it and took the profits from her death until 30 Oct. last by virtue of the fine.
1073
Writ 18 Nov. 1404.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 19 Feb 1405
She held nothing in Northamptonshire. Date of death and heirs as above [no. 1071].
1074
Writ 18 Nov. 1404.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Steyning 28 Feb 1405
She held the manors of Buxted and Streat jointly with William Heron, knight, her husband, by a fine of 1396 [details as in no. 1067 above]. Date of death and heirs as above [no. 1071]. William Heron, knight, held them and took the profits from her death until 30 Oct. last.
1075
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Ditchling 10 March 1405
She held the manor of Hamsey in her demesne as of fee of Thomas earl of Arundel as 1 knight’s fee, and a tenement called Pyecombe in Offham [extent and details as in no. 1066 above]. Date of death and heirs as above [no. 1071]. William Heron, knight, held then and took the profits from her death until 30 Oct. last.
1076
Writ 18 Nov. 1404.
KENT. Inquisition. Deptford 28 Feb 1405
She held in her demesne as of fee the manors of Birling, Durham, Cudham and West Greenwich, with lands and tenements in Ryarsh and West Malling, and the reversion of the manor of Fredville, by a fine of 1396 [details as in no. 1069, above]. Date of death and heirs, except age of William de Clynton given as 28 years and more, as above [no. 1071].
C 137/48, no. 21, mm.16–26
E 152/399, and 405, nos.2, 4


WILLIAM HERON, KNIGHT
1077
Writ, for fees, 18 Nov. 1404.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Buckingham 18 Nov 1404
He held in his demesne as of fee one knight’s fee in each of Crafton, Chetwode, and Leckhampstead, and half a fee in Gayhurst.
1078
Similar writ 18 Nov. 1404.
HERTFORD AND ESSEX. Inquisition. Bishop’s Stortford 9 May 1405
He held in his demesne as of fee 4 3/4 knight’s fees in Sawbridgeworth and Kimpton, and the advowson of Sawbridgeworth, value of the last nil apart from the spiritual benefit. Similarly he held 2 knight’s fees in Essex in Rickling, Elsenham and Great Saling.
1079
Similar writ 18 Nov. 1404.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 19 Feb 1405
He held in his demesne as of fee 2 knight’s fees in Hartwell.
1080
Similar writ 18 Nov. 1404.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 28 April 1405
He held 2 knight’s fees in Hatcham and Bredinghurst in accordance with the fine of 1396, to himself, Elizabeth his wife and the heirs of Elizabeth [as above in no. 1067].
1081
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Ditchling 10 March 1405
Owing to his death 7 knight’s fees are in the king’s hands in Hamsey, Offham, Allington, Coombes, Saddlescombe, Fulking, Perching, Newtimber, Brighton and Kingston near Lewes, held in accordance with the fine of 1396 [as above in no. 1067].
1082
Similar writ 18 Nov. 1404.
KENT. Inquisition. Elham 30 March 1405
Owing to his death 36 knight’s fees were taken into the king’s hands, in Waldershare, Southwood, Appleton, Swanton, Appledore, Otterpley, Henden, Eynton, Binbury, Thornham, Bearsted, Kearsney, Pevington, Tremhatch, Fairbourne, Little Delce, Paddlesworth, Coldred, Birling, Heppington, Wickham, Patrixbourne, Hammill, Baracre, Nackington, Bishopsbourne, Hougham, Coldred, Bethersden, Harbourne, Whitfield, Aldglose, Staple, Speldhurst, Easole, Lydden, Old Romney, Ripple, Horsmonden, Gutteridge Field, Stourmouth, and Horton Kirby by Farningham, and he also held the advowson of the priory of Combwell, all in virtue of the fine of 1396 [as above in no. 1067].
1083
Similar writ 18 Nov. 1404.
NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Hempton 18 May 1405
He held in his demesne as of fee 12 knight’s fees in Reedham, Stratton, Taverham, Attlebridge, Kerdiston, Sall, Reepham, Stinton, Heydon, Corpusty, Creake, Stanhoe, Choseley, East and West Rudham, New Houghton, Bagthorpe, Barmer, Syderstone, Marham, Gayton, Letton, Middleton, Clenchwarton, Shouldham and Thorpe Market, and the advowson of the priory of Coxford in Norfolk, extending at £60, the priory nil apart from spiritual benefits. He also held 1 fee in Brandeston in Suffolk. All the tenants are living.
Writs to partition the lands of Elizabeth Heron, 26 June 1405 [CFR XII, p.315].
C 137/48, no. 21, mm.27–39
E 149/85, no. 12


WALTER PEDWARDYN, KNIGHT
1084
Writ 20 June 1405.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Appleby 10 Aug
He held by the courtesy of England after the death of Isabel his wife, because they had children, a sixth part of a quarter of the manor of Kendal of the king in chief as a sixth part of half a knight’s fee, with reversion to Robert Pedwardyn, knight, son and heir of Isabel and himself, annual value 40s. He died on 11 June last. Robert his son is aged 50 years and more.
1085
Writ 20 June 1405.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 18 July
He held the manor of Clipston in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Lincoln as a sixth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. He died on 11 June last. Robert Pedwardyn, knight, his son and heir, is aged 60 years and more.
1086
Writ 20 June 1405.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Alton 21 July
He held the manor of South Warnborough in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as part of the barony of Burton Pedwardine in Lincolnshire, annual value £11. Date of death and heir, aged 50 years and more, as above.
1087
Writ 8 July 1405.
YORK. Inquisition. Hotham 28 Aug
He held by the courtesy of England a half of a third part of 2 bovates in Lund, of Henry Percy, late earl of Northumberland, by knight service, annual value 5s.; the homage and service of John de Grene, chaplain, who held various lands in Whixley and Garrowby by knight service of him as he of the king in chief; and a fee farm of 42s.7 1/2d. from the manor of Lund. Date of death and heir, age not given, as above.
1088
Writ 20 June 1405.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Boston 3 Aug
He held in his demesne as of fee: Burton Pedwardine, the manor with its members, South Warnborough manor in Hampshire and other lands, of the king in chief by the service of one barony, annual value apart from the manor of South Warnborough £8 4s.2d. Nocton, half the manor, with the advowson of Flixborough, of the king in chief by the service of half, an eighth, a thirty-second, a hundred and sixtieth and a hundredth of a hundred and sixtieth of the barony of Darcy, annual value 100s. The manor of Burton and the half manor of Nocton are worth no more because Walter, son of Walter, takes £20 for life by the grant of Walter his father. ‘Thorntoft’, the manor, of Ralph earl of Westmorland of the earldom of Richmond as a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value 66s.8d. Friskney, the manor, held partly of Gilbert Umfravyll, under age in the king’s ward, of his manor of Croft by knight service, partly of Maud de Cromewell by knight service, and partly of Richard Corbet of Caus, also in the king’s ward, of his manor of Dalby by knight service, annual value of the three parts 100s. Date of death and heir, aged 50 years and more, as above.
C 137/48, no. 22
E 149/84, no. 5
E 152/406, no. 3


ISABEL WIFE OF WALTER PEDWARDYN, KNIGHT
1089
Writ 8 July 1405.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Appleby 10 Aug
She held a sixth part of a quarter of the manor of Kendal of the king in chief as a sixth part of half a knight’s fee, annual value 40s. She married Walter Pedwardyn and had issue Robert Pedwardyn, knight. Walter held it until 11 June by the courtesy of England. She died on 19 July 1404. Robert her son and heir is aged 50 years and more.
1090
Writ 8 July 1405.
YORK. Inquisition. Hotham 28 Aug
She held the lands in Lund, Whixley and Garrowby, as detailed above [no. 1087]. Walter held by the courtesy of England until 11 June. Date of death and heir as above.
1091
Writs to the chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster for Walter Pedwardyn, knight, and for Isabel his wife, 8 July; and to the escheator, enclosing these. 9 July 1405.
LANCASHIRE. Inquisition. Lancaster 13 Oct
She held in fee and inheritance the homage and services of Robert de Haveryngton, knight, for the manor of Thornham, and a rent of 6s.8d. from the manor payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas; the homage and services of Thomas de Metham for the manor of Ashton, and a similar rent of 6s.8d. from the manor at the same terms; and the advowson of the priory of Conishead and of the church of Warton, alternate presentation of the latter with John de Hothum, knight, he having the first and Isabel the second presentation. These fees and advowsons make up a sixth part of a quarter of the manor of Kendal in Westmorland, and were assigned to her as her share of the manor. They are held of the king in chief as a sixth part of half a knight’s fee. She died as above, and then Walter held by the courtesy of England until he died on 11 June last. Robert their son and heir is aged 50 years and more.
C 137/48, no. 22
E 149/84, no. 6
E 152/406, no. 4


THOMAS SON OF RALPH DE LUMLEY, KNIGHT
1092
Writ 26 Jan. 1404.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Kendal 6 Sept
The manor of Helsington in Kendal, and a quarter of the manor of Kirkby in Kendal, except the castle of Kendal, were taken into the king’s hands owing to the death of Ralph de Lumley, knight, and because of the minority of Thomas his son and heir, and so they remain. They are held of the king in chief as an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value £30. Margaret de Roos gave them to Marmaduke de Thweyng, ancestor of Ralph, whose heir the elder Thomas was, and the heirs of his body. Marmaduke held them in his demesne as of fee, and they descended to Marmaduke his son, Robert his son, William his son, Robert his brother, Thomas his brother, Isabel their sister, the mother of Ralph, and so to Thomas, and John de Lumley, knight, brother and heir of Thomas. Thomas was the son and heir of Ralph and died on 31 May 1400 under age. John, knight, is son and heir of Ralph and brother of Thomas. He was aged 20 on 2 Feb. 1404, and is now 20 years and more.
C 137/49, no. 23


MARGARET WIFE OF ROGER SON OF THOMAS GREY
1093
Writ 6 March 1405.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Henhow 1 May
Thomas de Grey, knight, held the manor of Stansfield and gave it to Roger his son, Margaret wife of Roger, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the heirs of Thomas. Roger survived his father and died without heirs. Then John Lakyngethe, knight, and the said Margaret, then his wife, granted their rights in Stansfield to William Forde and Walter Brugge, clerks, and John Hethe for the life of Margaret. She died on 29 June 1399. Between 6 and 13 Jan. 1400 Richard Basyngham, in the name of Fulk de Grey, kinsman and heir of Thomas de Grey, that is son of Fulk, brother of Roger, son of Thomas, entered the manor of Stansfield, claiming the right of inheritance of Fulk, and also claiming of the last earl of Warwick whatever rights he had in that manor, as guardian of Fulk son of Fulk, he being under age. Fulk was 17 on 28 Oct. 1399, and Fulk the father died long before Margaret. The manor except for a quarter called ‘Narfordestenement’ is held of the earl of March, who is in the king’s ward, as a third part of a knight’s fee. The quarter is held of the countess of Warwick of her manor of Panworth as a quarter of a knight’s fee. This manor was in the king’s hands long before the death of Margaret owing to the forfeiture of Thomas earl of Warwick. Thomas de Grey, clerk, held a tenement in Denston of the earl of March by the service of a fiftieth part of a knight’s fee. He died long before the death of Margaret, and then the earl of March, father of the present earl, took this tenement with the ward of Fulk son of Fulk, as kinsman and heir of Thomas de Grey, clerk, that is son of Fulk, brother of Thomas. The wardship and marriage he granted to various persons. The annual value of Stansfield manor is altogether 16 marks, the three quarters held of the earl of March £8, and the quarter called ‘Narfordes’ 4 marks; and owing to the death of Margaret the king should hold this manor for the reasons and in the form abovesaid. Adam de Clyfton, the brother and next heir of Margaret, is aged 60 years and more. Agnes widow of Thomas Mortymer, knight, received the profits from the death of Margaret until her death in Whitweek 1403, her executors from then until 25 March 1404, and John son of Thomas White since 27 Jan. 1405. They are answerable to the king for the profits. [Cf. Cf. CIM VII, no. 264].
C 137/49, no. 24


ROGER MORTEMERE, ESQUIRE
1094
Writ 21 Dec. 1404.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Weobley 31 July 1405
He held: Tedstone Wafer, the manor, of the king in chief of the honour of Brecon, service unknown, annual value 106s.8d. ‘Coldehampton’, certain lands, of the abbot of Reading in right of his church of St. Mary, Reading, service unknown, annual value 40s. Stoke Prior in the liberty of Leominster, a watermill called ‘Marschemulle’, of the same abbot in right of his church, service unknown, annual value 20s. Bodenham, a parcel of land, of Thomas Lucy, knight, of his manor of Bodenham, service unknown, annual value 4s. Bromyard, lands, meadow and pasture in the lordship called ‘Badurnes’, of John Trevenant, late bishop of Hereford, in right of his church of St. Ethelbert king and martyr in Hereford, service unknown, annual value 24s. Edvin Loach, 1 carucate, of John Blakeney, service unknown, annual value 10s. Saltmarsh, lands, meadow and pasture so-called, of John Trevenant, late bishop of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 36s. He died on 13 Dec. 1402. John Mortymer, his son, was aged 14 years on 13 Dec. last. John ap Harry has held the manor of Tedstone Wafer, the lands in ‘Coldehampton’, the mill in Stoke Prior and the lands in Bodenham since his death and still holds them, title unknown; John Mortymer, bastard son of Roger, has held the lands called ‘Badurnes’ and those in Edvin Loach; and Philip Dombulton those called Saltmarsh; and they have taken the profits, titles likewise unknown.
C 137/49, no. 25


JOAN WIFE OF THOMAS WEST
1095
Writ 29 April 1404.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Acton Turville 10 June
Ralph Welyngton held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Frampton Cotterell in chief of Richard II, and the manors of Sandhurst and Ablington of the abbot of Gloucester, services unknown. He married Joan and died without heirs. They descended to John Welyngton as brother and heir of Ralph and, he being under age, were taken into the king’s hands. The king in chancery assigned in dower to Joan a third part of each manor with 3 a. wood in Sandhurst and 5 a. wood in Frampton Cotterell. John Welyngton died without heirs, whereupon the two parts of the manors with the reversion of the third parts descended to Isabel wife of William Beaumount, then of full age, as one sister and heir, and John Wroth, son of Margaret the other sister, under age. Annual values of the third parts: Frampton Cotterell £9, Sandhurst £4, Ablington 53s.4d. She died on 24 April. Isabel is aged 30 years and more, John Wroth 12 years and more. Thomas West, son of Thomas West, is son and next heir of Joan, age unknown.
1096
Writ, plura, 18 July 1404.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Chipping Sodbury 10 Oct
Ralph de Welyngton held certain lands and tenements in Sandhurst called Moorslade. He married Joan and died without heirs of his body. They were taken into the hands of Richard II owing to the minority of John brother and heir of Ralph, because he held other lands in chief by knight service. Afterwards a third part of Moorslade was assigned to Joan in dower. John died without heirs of his body and the reversion of the third descended to Isabel wife of William Beaumont and John Wroth as above, ages as above. The third part is held of the abbot of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 3s.4d.
1097
Writ 29 April 1404.
DEVON. Inquisition. Torrington 28 June
Ralph Welyngton held the manor of Huntshaw in his demesne as of fee of the duchy of Cornwall by knight service. He married Joan and died without heirs. The manor was taken into the hands of Richard II owing to the minority of John Welyngton, his brother and heir. She was assigned a third part with 100 a. wood in dower, annual value £4 18s. Date of death, heirs of Ralph, and her heirs, as above [no. 1095].
1098
DEVON. Partition. Huntshaw 27 July 1405
Partition of the lands and tenements which Joan widow of Thomas West held in dower of Ralph Welyngton, sometime her husband, of the inheritance of Isabel wife of William Beaumont, one sister and heir of John Welyngton, brother and heir of Ralph, and John Wroth, son of Margaret, the other sister, in the presence and with the assent of William Beaumont and Isabel, and Walter Pollard, attorney of John Wroth, knight, to whom the king granted the custody of the lands of John Wroth [Cf. CPR 1399–1401, p.391]. Assigned and delivered to William Beaumont and Isabel: Wiggadon, 6d. rent from free tenants, and 1 ferling which Thomas Jon holds. Guscott, half a ferling held by Robert Burgh and 1 ferling held by William Peirs. Haddacott, 3 plots (clavas) held by William Hadyncote, 1 plot held by John Twechene, 1 plot held by Simon Hugh, and a third part of a messuage, 10 a. and 1 cornmill held by Henry atte Mille. ‘Keyrlond’, ‘Radweye’ and ‘Wodewallys’, certain parcels of the demesne there so-called, comprising by estimation 1 ferling and held by Ivo Frend, and a third part of a messuage there held by Simon Vynhagh. ‘Babbecary’, 1 cottage and 2 a. held by Alice Grenecomb, and 1 cottage and 2 a. held by Robert Burgh. Wayhead, 7d. rent from all the lands there; and 34 a. wood there of which 26 a. lie between the wood of John [Wroth], son of Margaret, on the east and the wood of the same John on the west, and 8 a. between the wood of the same John on the east and the king’s highway on the west, which amount to 48s.4 3/4d.; all to be held by William Beaumont as Isabel’s share of the lands by the law and custom of England. Assigned and delivered to John Wroth, son of Margaret, as his share to hold by the law and custom of England: Wayhead, 1 messuage, 1 dovecot and 2 ferlings held by Adam Knokeworthy. Hill, 2 1/2 ferlings held by John Welyngton. Haddacott, 1 ferling held by John Twechene, villein, with all his family there; and 24 a. wood extending at 40s.
Writ to give seisin to William Beaumont, who has paid 13s.4d. and given fealty. 21 Feb. 1405.
[Text of oath of fealty]: Vour jurrez que vous serez foiall et loial, et foi et loialtee porterez a nostre segnur le Roi Henry et a ses heirs Rois Dengleterre et loialment ferez et loialment comistrez les services dues des terres lesqueux vous clamez tenir de luy come de droit de vostre femme et les queux il vous rende si Dieux vous aide, et ses seintz.
Writ, ordering return of the partition to the chancery. 18 Oct. 1406.
C 137/49, no. 26
E 149/83, no. 1


MARGARET WIDOW OF THOMAS DE ERDYNGTON, KNIGHT
1099
Writ 3 Feb. 1405.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sturminster Marshall 9 Feb
She held a third part of the manor of Corfe Mullen in dower after the death of Thomas, with reversion to Thomas their son. It is held of the countess of Kent of her manor of Queen Camel by knight service, annual value of the third part 8 marks. She died on 14 Jan. last. Thomas the son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
1100
Writ 3 Feb. 1405.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Solihull 10 Feb
She held in dower a third part of the manors of Erdington and Hunscote, and a third part of a messuage and of a virgate in Withybrook, by assignment of Thomas de Erdyngton, son and heir of her husband and herself, with reversion to himself. Erdington is held of Hugh Lord Burnell by knight service, annual value of the third part £4; Hunscote of John Stafford of Brownshill, knight, service unknown, annual value of the third part 8s.8d.; the messuage and land also of John Stafford, service unknown, annual value of the third part 7s. Date of death and heir as above.
1101
Writ 19 Jan. 1405.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 24 Jan
She held to herself and the heirs of Thomas, her late husband, and herself: Barrow upon Soar, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 40 marks. Houghton on the Hill, the manor, of Lord la Zouche of Harringworth by knight service, annual value £10. Branston by Leicester, the manor, of Thomas Harcourt, knight, or of the heirs of John Burdet, knight, of which or by what service is unknown, annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
1102
Writ, melius sciri, as to how the above manors were held, 1 Feb; and writ, plura, 3 Feb. 1405.
She did hold more than previously returned, namely in dower by assignment of Thomas son and heir of Thomas, her late husband, and herself, with reversion to him: Knossington, a third part of the manor, of John de Ordeby, knight, service unknown, annual value of the third part 40s. Sysonby, 1 messuage and 3 virgates, not of the king in chief but of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Barrow upon Soar, 1 messuage, half a virgate and a third part of 12 a. meadow, of the king in chief as a sixtieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 13s.4d. Quorndon, a third part of a service rent of 3s., of the king in chief as a two-hundredth part of a knight’s fee. She held the manor of Barrow, with the above premises in Barrow and the rent in Quorndon, of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee by the grant of William Walssh and Thomas Wild, chaplains, to Thomas and herself, and the heirs of their bodies, by licence of Edward III [CPR 1374–7, pp.116–7], with remainder to the right heirs of Giles de Erdyngton, knight, whose heir Thomas was.
C 137/49, no. 27
E 149/86, no. 13


THOMAS RALEIGH
1103
Writ 20 Oct. 1404.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Cricklade 21 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee one parcel of dry and hilly meadow in ‘Asshetonmede’ in Ashton Keynes by Cricklade, containing 20 a., of the earl of Gloucester of his manor of Shorncote in socage, service unknown, annual value 8s. He died on 18 Oct. last. William his son and heir was aged 1 year on 16 Nov. last.
1104
Writ 20 Oct. 1404.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Newport 15 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee: Walpen, the lordship, and a windmill belonging to it in the Isle of Wight, of Edward duke of York of the castle of Carisbrooke as one knight’s fee. The island was granted to the duke by letters patent of Richard II [CPR 1396–9, p.150]. In the lordship are various tenants, villein and free, and the annual value with the windmill is £19 6s. payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas. Wode and Chillingwood, various lands, tenements and woods so-called in the Isle, of the same duke of the same castle, as an eighth and a thirteenth of a knight’s fee, annual value £6 13s.4d. payable at the same terms. Haven Street, 2 small crofts of land and heath in the Isle, of John Hore by a rent of 12d., annual value 12d. Date of death and heir as above, age 1 year on 16 Nov. next.
1105
Writ 20 Oct. 1404.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Banbury 10 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee: Mollington, the manor of ‘Spaldyngfe’, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 65s. Williamscot, 1 virgate, of the bishop of Lincoln by knight service, annual value 10s.; and Cropredy, 2 a. meadow, of the same by knight service, annual value 6s.8d. Great Bourton, the manor called ‘Sagesfe’ of the lord of Nottingham of his manor of Vipont, service unknown, annual value 20s. By his charter dated at Claydon he granted to John de Wetherley, dean of Astley, and Thomas Kyngeslond all his manor of Claydon and ‘Laundesfe’, to them, their heirs and assigns. They granted it to Joan his wife for life, with remainder to his right heirs. Date of death and heir as above, age 1 year on 16 Nov. last.
1106
Writ 20 Oct. 1404.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Burton Dassett 3 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee half a toft and 28 a. in Shuckburgh, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 40d. By his charter dated at Farnborough, 4 July 1403, he granted to John de Wytherley, dean of Astley, and Thomas Kyngeslond all his manor of Farnborough, with all his lands, tenements, rents and services there in Avon Dassett, Warmington, Upton, Hardwick in Tysoe, North End, Kington in Claverdon and Napton on the Hill, with all the villeins with all their services, suits, families, cattle, liberties, free customs, common pastures, woods, hays, mills, waters and ponds, to them, their heirs and assigns. Date of death and heir as above, age 1 year on 16 Nov. next.
1107
Writ 20 Oct. 1404.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester 10 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee: Turkdean, 1 messuage and 2 carucates, in chief of the honour of Wallingford, service unknown, annual value 50s. Norcott, the manor, of the manor of Shorncote, which Elizabeth widow of Edward le Despenser holds in dower as one quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 30s. Lassington, two parts of the manor and of the advowson, of the archbishop of York, service unknown; annual values, two parts of manor 50s., advowson nil, but the church is worth £10. Ley, a third part of the manor, of Lord Talbot in socage, annual value 5 marks. Edgeworth, the manor and advowson, of Lord Talbot of his manor of Painswick, service unknown; annual values, manor £4, advowson nil, but the church 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above, age 1 year on 16 Nov. next.
1108
Writ 20 Oct. 1404.
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford 22 Nov
He held a quarter of the manor of Westhide of the heirs of Adam Everyngham, knight, lord of Everingham, annual value £4. Date of death and heir as above, age 1 year on 16 Nov. last.
1109
DEVON. Inquisition. Barnstaple 14 Nov 1404
He held the manor of West Hagginton, not in demesne but in fee and right, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, by knight service. Long before he died he granted it by his deed shown to the jurors to Thomas Kyngeslond for life for a rent of £8 6s.8d. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, with remainder to Agnes wife of Thomas and John their son for their lives at a rent of £11; annual value £8 6s.8d. Also long before his death he granted to Thomas Kyngeslond for life for a rent of £18, payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas: Charles, the manor, held, not in demesne but in fee and right, of the earl of Devon by knight service, annual value £8. West Buckland, the manor, similarly held of the heir of [the lord of] Rose Ash by knight service, annual value £4 6s. Walson, 1 messuage, 1 carucate and 40 a. wood, similarly held of the heir [of the lord] of Cobham Week by knight service, annual value 40s. Curtisknowle, half the manor, similarly held of Clarice widow of John Bera by knight service, annual value 50s. He also held by knight service half a knight’s fee in Clannaborough, half a fee in Whitsleigh and a quarter fee in Thorne of the said heir of Cobham Week, annual value nil. Date of death and heir as above, age 1 year on 16 Nov. next.
C 137/49, no. 28
E 149/84, no. 9
E 152/397, no. 1 and 402, no. 2


ALICE WIDOW OF WALTER ROMESYE, KNIGHT
1110
Writ 16 Dec. 1404.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 30 Dec
She held for life half the manor of Coombe Bissett, except 1 a., of the king in chief by knight service by the grant of John Wykyng, John Fantleroy and John Toper, chaplain, to Walter and herself, with successive remainders to Thomas Romesye, son of Thomas, son of Walter, and his heirs male, Walter brother of Thomas and his heirs male, and the right heirs of Walter on the side of Margaret Byset, his mother, by a fine [CP 25(1) 290/59, no. 49] made with the king’s licence; annual value 100s. Walter Romesye, knight, died on 25 Nov. 1403. Alice died on 13 Dec. last. Thomas son of Thomas, their [grandson and] heir, was 15 on 28 Oct. last.
1111
Writ 16 Dec. 1404.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Romsey 29 Dec
She held the manor of Rockbourne for life of the king in chief by knight service by the grant of Thomas Bonham and John Wikyng. By their deed they granted that this manor, which should have reverted to them on the death of Walter and Alice Romesye, should remain to Thomas son of Thomas and the heirs male of his body, then to Walter brother of Thomas and his heirs male, and failing them to the right heirs of Margaret Byset, mother of Walter Romesye, knight, by royal licence [CPR 1399–1401, p.451] shown to the jurors with other muniments; annual value £20. Walter and Alice attorned to Thomas son of Thomas. Similarly and with the same remainders she held 2 messuages, 1 carucate, 20 a. meadow, 10 a. wood and rents of £12 and 12 quarters of salt in Romsey, East Dean, Hyde and Marshwood by the grant of John Wykyng, John Fantleroy and John Toper, chaplain, by a fine [as in no. 1110 above]; annual value £16. One messuage and 20 a. are held of Henry Popham and his heirs by fealty, the rest of the abbess of Romsey by fealty. Dates of death and heir as above.
1112
Writ 16 Dec. 1404.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Taunton 13 Jan 1405
She held jointly with Walter Romesye, knight, her late husband, by the grant of John Wykyng, John Fauntleroy and John Toper, chaplain, in accordance with the fine of 1402 [as in no. 1110]: Oakleigh, the manor, of John Lorty, knight, by fealty, with successive remainders to Thomas son of Thomas Romesye and his heirs male, Walter brother of Thomas the son and his heirs male, and the right heirs of Walter, knight; annual value £12. Otterhampton, Combwich and Pipplepen, 2 messuages, 3 carucates, 25 a. meadow, 70 a. wood and rents of £6 10s., 1 lb. wax and 1/2 lb. pepper: 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Pipplepen of John Lorty, knight, by fealty and suit of court at North Perrott twice yearly; the remainder in Otterhampton and Combwich of John Twychet, knight, by knight service of his manor of Nether Stowey; annual values, Pipplepen 60s., Otterhampton and Combwich £8. The successive remainders to these premises were to Walter brother of Thomas and his heirs male, Thomas son of Thomas and his heirs male, and the right heirs of Walter, knight. Mudford, a third part of the manor, of Michael earl of Suffolk of his manor of Haselbury by knight service and a rent of 6s.8d., with successive remainders as for Oakleigh; annual value £4. Dates of death and heir as above.
C 137/49, no. 29
E 149/86, no. 7


AGNES WIDOW OF CHRISTOPHER SHUCKBURGH, FORMERLY WIFE OF ROGER DE NORTHWODE, KNIGHT
1113
Writ 28 May 1405.
KENT. Inquisition. Sittingbourne 10 June
She held for life the manor of Stonepit in the isle of Sheppey, 5 marks rent from various lands in Thornham and a marsh in Iwade called Chetney Marshes, by the grant of John de Cobeham, Lord Cobham, who granted the reversion of the manor of Stonepit to Richard Noke and his heirs. Christopher Shuckburgh and Agnes attorned to him. Noke granted the reversion to Richard Cheyne, Robert Sharp, Nicholas atte Cherche, William Elys of Sheppey, deceased, Bartholomew Seyntleger, Thomas son of John Chiche of Canterbury and Stephen Peytefyn, their heirs and assigns, and Christopher and Agnes attorned to them. So she died seised of this manor with reversion to them; annual value 100s. A rent of 39s.2d. from 40 a. and a marsh called ‘la Wilghe’, parts of the manor, were held of Roger earl of March of his castle of Tonge as a twentieth part of a knight’s fee. The rest of the manor was held of the archbishop of Canterbury of his church of Canterbury by knight service. Lord Cobham granted the rent of 5 marks from the lands in Thornham, after her death, to the master and chaplains of his chantry of Cobham by royal licence. Thomas Lodelowe, knight, William Haldenne, Reynold de Cobeham, clerk, and John Ydele granted to the master and chaplains of Cobham and their successors the reversion of two parts of 200 a. marsh in Iwade which Christopher Shokkebourgh and Agnes held for her life by the grant of John de Cobeham, knight, to whom the reversion formerly belonged [CPR 1367–70, p.277], royal licence having been obtained; annual value 10s. Of whom the rent of 5 marks is held and by what service is unknown. Christopher and Agnes attorned to Thomas Lodelowe, knight, and the others. Richard Sheme, vicar of Eastchurch, and Peter Haddelay granted the manor of Horton by Canterbury to Roger de Northwode and Agnes then his wife and the heirs of Roger, by a fine of 1360 [CP 25(1) 105/170, no. 1308]. Afterwards Roger Northwode son and heir of John de Northwode, knight, son and heir of Roger de Northwode, knight, granted the reversion of this manor to Thomas Chicche of Beverley, Gilbert Manfeld, citizen of London, Nicholas Potyn, John Dreylonde, William Emery and William Makenade, and the heirs and assigns of William Makenade, and Christopher and Agnes attorned to them. She held the manors of Yokes and Wichling with the advowson of Wichling and other lands and tenements in dower of Roger de Northwode, knight, her second [sic] husband by assignment in chancery in March 1362 made with the assent of John de Northwode, his son and heir, and the reversion of the manors was granted by Roger son of John to John son of Roger Digge and Juliana his wife, and Christopher and Agnes attorned to them. The reversion of the advowson of Wichling was granted to Bartholomew Seynt Leger and Stephen Peyteveyn, and Christopher and Agnes attorned to them. It is held of John Seyntcler and Margaret his wife of their manor of Ospringe by knight service, annual value nil beyond the presentation. Agnes died on 27 May last. Agnes formerly wife of Stephen Peytevyn, aged 24 years, Margaret wife of Walter Roo, aged 24 years and more, her daughters, and Peter Rede, son of Juliana, a third daughter, aged 34 years [sic], are her next heirs. [Partly worn and illegible; some details from CCR 1402–5, pp.462, 467, 468; 1405–8, pp.264, 360, 362].
1114
Writ, melius sciri, as the above inquisition did not say how or of whom the rent in Thornham and the marsh in Iwade were held. 10 July 1405.
KENT. Inquisition. Sittingbourne 21 July
The 5 marks rent is not held of anyone by any service, but is rent from various lands and tenements in Thornham. The marsh is held of Humphrey of Lancaster, knight, of his manor of Milton by a rent of 1 pair of gloves, price 1d., at Easter. He holds the manor by the grant of the king, his father.
C 137/49, no. 30


ELEANOR WIDOW OF REYNOLD COBHAM, KNIGHT, FORMERLY WIFE OF JOHN DE ARUNDELL, KNIGHT
1115
Writ 21 Jan. 1405.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 20 Feb
She held in dower of the inheritance of Reynold Cobham, son of Reynold Cobham, her late husband, the manor of Langley Burrell of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of Trowbridge by knight service, annual value £10. She died on 10 Jan. last.
1116
Writ 16 Feb. 1405.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Wilton 19 March
She held jointly with John de Arundell, knight, to them and his heirs: Sherrington and Codford, the manor of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £13 5s. of which assize rents of free and unfree tenants payable at the four terms amount to £9 13s.4d. Elston, half the manor, also in chief by knight service, annual value 10 marks, of which similar assize rents 100s. Boyton, the manor and advowson, of the heir of the earl of Salisbury, under age in the king’s ward, annual value £10, assize rents £7. Corton, the manor, of the same, annual value 60s., assize rents 36s.8d. Winterbourne Stoke, the manor, of the same, annual value 40s., assize rents 26s.8d. Coate, the manor, of the same, annual value £4, assize rents 52s. Hill Deverill, the manor, of the heir of the earl of March, under age in the king’s ward, annual value 40s., assize rents 26s.8d. She also held jointly to them and their heirs Great Somerford, the manor. Long before her death she granted this manor with the advowson by her charter in pure widowhood to John Chelreye for life, he paying her £8 by equal parts at the four terms. So she held the rent of £8. The manor is held of Lord Tiptoft of his manor of Castle Combe by the service of half a knight’s fee. She died on 10 Jan. last. John Arundell, esquire, aged 20 years and more on 1 Aug. last, is kinsman of both John Arundell, knight, and Eleanor, being the son and heir of their son, John Arundell, knight, junior.
1117
Writ, plenius certiorari, as the holdings are said to be of greater value than stated in the above inquisition. 10 July 1405.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Wilton 13 Oct
John Arundell, knight, held jointly with Eleanor, to them and the heirs of their bodies the manor of Sherrington and Codford and half the manor of Elston of the king in chief by knight service, annual values Sherrington and Codford £18, half of Elston £8; the manor of Boyton with the advowson, annual value £17, and the manors of Corton, 100s., Winterbourne Stoke, 60s., and Coate, £6, of the heir of John earl of Salisbury, under age in the king’s ward; the manor of Hill Deverill, 100s., of the heir of the earl of March, under age in the king’s ward, by knight service; and the manor and advowson of Great Somerford of the Lord Tiptoft of his manor of Castle Combe as half a knight’s fee, annual value £8.
1118
Writ 16 Feb. 1405.
She held for life jointly with John Arundell, formerly her husband, of the king in chief by knight service, with remainder after her death to his right heirs: Cucklington, the manor, annual value £10, and the advowson. Stoke Trister, the manor, annual value £10, and the advowson. Bayford, the manor, annual value £4 3s.4d. Selwood, the bailiwick of the forester, annual value 10s. She also held jointly to them and their heirs Hendford, the manor, annual value £30, and 57s. rent from lands in Yeovil, of the heir of the earl of March, under age in the king’s ward. Date of death and heir as above [no. 1116].
1119
Writ 16 Feb. 1405.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 26 March
She held in her demesne as of fee: Stonehouse, the manor, of the bishop of Worcester, service unknown, annual value £20, of which £12 is in assize rents payable by equal parts at the four principal terms. Minchinhampton, 1 toft, 1 dovecot, 1 carucate, 2 a. meadow and 100s. rent, of Hugh Waterton and Katherine his wife of the manor of Minchinhampton in socage by a rent of 43s.3 1/2d. and suit of court there every three weeks, annual value nil beyond the rent. Shurdington, 1 messuage and 1 virgate, annual value 60s., and 100s. rent, of Thomas de Fornevale and Ankaret his wife by a rent of 6d. Date of death and heir as above [no. 1116].
1120
Writ 26 Jan. 1405.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 27 Feb
She held: Witchampton, the manor. William Warre and Henry Stroude, clerk, held it by the feoffment of Eleanor Arundel to them and their heirs and assigns. They granted it to her for life with remainder to Richard Arundel, knight, and the heirs of his body, and failing such heirs to the heirs of the body of Eleanor. It is held of the heir of Roger de Mortuo Mari, earl of March, under age in the king’s ward, annual value £24, of which £21 10s.5d. is in assize rents. Richard is still living, aged 26 years and more. Loders, rent of a rose from the manor and from certain lands, meadows, pasture, woods, rents and services which she held in Eggardon, Litton Cheney, Woolcombe and West Moors, and which John Quinton holds for life by her grant with reversion to her heirs. They are held of the abbot of Forde by knight service, annual value £10. Frome Whitfield, £32 rent from the manor payable at the four terms. The manor is held for life by Robert Veel by her grant, with reversion to her heirs. He is still living. It is held of the earl of Hereford by knight service, annual value £32 beyond the rent. Lytchett Matravers, rent of a rose at Midsummer from 1 messuage, 22 a. and 3 plots of land and pasture, held by John Kent, Alice his wife and William their son, who is still living, for their lives, by the grant of Eleanor, with reversion to her heirs, annual value…6s.8d.; and the rest of the manor held of the heir of the earl of March, annual value £13 6s.8d. Philipston, the manor, of the abbess of Wilton by a rent of 25 quarters of salt, annual value £4. Worth Matravers, the manor, of the earl of Hereford by knight service, annual value £8. Langton Matravers in Purbeck, the manor, of the heir of the earl of Salisbury, annual value £10. East Morden, the manor, of the king in chief by a rent of 8s. payable by the sheriff, annual value £10. Wootton Fitzpaine, the manor, of the heir of Henry Lorty by knight service, annual value £10. Wimborne St. Giles, the manor called French’s, of the heir of the earl of March by knight service, annual value 4 marks. Winterborne St. Martin, half a toft, 60 a. arable and 20 a. pasture, of Roger Seymour of …hamp(?)…, annual value 10s.(?). Date of death and heir as above [no. 1116]. [Partly worn and illegible; cf. no. 766 above].
1121
Writ 21 Jan. 1405.
KENT. Inquisition. West Malling 11 March
She held in dower of Reynold Cobeham, knight, of the inheritance of Reynold his son and heir: Aldington by Maidstone, the manor, of the king of the castle of Rochester by a rent of 14s. payable on St. Andrew’s day for the ward of the castle, annual value 60s. Hiltesbury, the manor, with the advowson of Lullingstone, of the prior of Leeds of his manor of Leeds by suit of court there at Michaelmas, annual value 40s. East Shelve and Boardfield, the manor, partly of the king of the castle of Dover by a rent of 3s.9d. for ward of the castle every 24 weeks, annual value 40s., and the remainder of the abbot of Faversham and John Champeyne in gavelkind, service unknown, annual value £8. Westwell, a tenement in called Westwell, of Thomas Swynbourne, knight, of his manor of Boughton Aluph in gavelkind, and of others, names and services unknown, annual value 40s. Orkesden, the manor, in gavelkind of the archbishop of Canterbury, Lady la Zouche, William son of Nicholas Keryel, knight, and others, names and services unknown, annual value 66s.8d. Bowzell, the manor, in gavelkind of the archbishop, John Frenyngham, George Modell, Reynold de Pekham and others, names and services unknown, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir, aged 20 1/2 years, as above [no. 1116].
1122
Writ 14 Feb. 1405.
KENT. Inquisition. West Malling 1 June
Eleanor widow of Reynold Cobham alias Eleanor Mautravers held the manor of Postling to herself and the heirs of herself and John de Arundell, senior, sometime her husband. It is held of the king of the castle of Dover by a rent of 20s. for ward of the castle, annual value £38. Date of death and heir, no age given, as above [no. 1116].
C 137/49, no. 31, mm.1–16
E 149/85, no. 5
E 152/403


JOHN ARUNDEL
1123
Writ for proof of age of John, son of John Arundel, junior, knight. By the grant of the prince of Wales he is in the ward of Thomas Nevill, Lord Furnival, who should be warned. 8 Aug. 1406.
[Endorsed] He was warned at Ditton by William Spelyng, Thomas Neel, Henry Aleyn and John Fynton.
BUCKINGHAM. Proof of age. Colnbrook 12 Aug
John Arundel, kinsman [grandson] and heir of Eleanor Arundel, was born at the manor of Ditton on 1 Aug. 1385 and baptised in St. Mary’s church, Datchet, and he is therefore aged 21 years and more. Asked how they knew this the jurors said: William Spelyng, aged 58 years and more, on that day went to the house of John Benet, vicar of Datchet, to ask him to be godfather. Thomas Neel, 55 and more, carried a torch at the baptism. Henry Aleyn, 58 and more, was a butler of Margery then Lady Moleyns, lady of that manor, and delivered bread and wine and sent it for the baptism. John Sperman, 56 and more, on that day was sent to London by Margery Lady Moleyns to discover where John the father could be found. John Bakere of Colnbrook, 42 and more, in that month took at farm the house in Colnbrook, where he now lives, of William West of that place for 10 years from the ensuing Michaelmas. William Skynnere of Iver, 59 and more, had a daughter born that day who is now dead. John Hale of Langley Marish, 41 and more, had a new shop in Colnbrook on that day. Robert Dastrell, 43 and more, at that time purchased to himself and his heirs a tenement in the parish of St. Mary there by a charter of feoffment. William Randolf, 45 and more, had a daughter Joan married to John Wellys in St. Mary’s church, Datchet, in the following week. Walter Clerk of Horton, 51 and more, knows because in that week his wife Isabel was delivered of his eldest son John. Richard Auger, 54 and more, was in the church and held a cloth for drying of hands after the baptism. John Fynton of Datchet, 52 and more, was a servant of Lady Moleyns and carried two bottles of wine to the church for the people there to drink.
C 137/49, no. 31, mm.17–8


WALTER COKESEY, KNIGHT
1124
Writ 24 June 1405.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Monks Kirby 13 July
He held the manor of Hunningham by the law of England after the death of Isabel his wife, whose inheritance it was, with remainder to Walter Cokesey, knight, their son and heir. It is held of earl of Warwick, service unknown, annual value 8 marks payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, and was let at this farm to William Aleyn for a term of years. He died on 13 June last. Walter Cokesey, knight, the son, was aged 21 years on 18 Oct. last.


ISABEL WIFE OF WALTER COKESEY, KNIGHT
1125
Writ 17 July 1405.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coventry 20 July
Walter and Isabel held the manor of Hunningham in the right of Isabel, to her and her heirs, of the earl of Warwick, service unknown, annual value 8 marks. It was let to William Aleyn for a term of years at this farm. She died on 25 June 1403. Walter Cokesey, knight, the son, was 21 years of age on 18 Oct. last. Walter senior held it and took the profits, until he died on 13 June last, as tenant by the law of England. On that day the escheator took it into the king’s hands, and so it remains.


WALTER COKESEY, KNIGHT
1126
Writ 24 June 1405.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 29 June
Jointly with Isabel his wife, who is still living [sic], he held for their lives by the grant of Henry Haggeley, Thomas Belue, William Boteler and John Mall: Goldicote, the manor, of the abbot of Pershore, service unknown, annual value £10. Lower Sapey, the manor, of the barony of Burford, service likewise unknown, annual value 20s. Upthorpe and Alderminster, 100s. rent, of the abbot of Pershore, service unknown. Henry Haggeley and the others held this rent by the grant of Walter, and gave it to them in full recompense for the dower which Isabel might have had after the death of Walter, with remainder after their deaths to Walter son and heir of Walter, knight, Maud then his wife, and the heirs of Walter, and failing such heirs to the right heirs of Walter, knight. He also held for life, without impeachment of waste, by the grant of the same Henry Haggeley and the others, with remainder to his son Walter and his heirs, and failing them to his own right heirs: Cooksey, the manor, of the earl of Warwick, service unknown, annual value £10. Caldwall, the manor, of the prior of Maiden Bradley, service unknown, annual value 100s. Orleton, Overton, Netherton, Bastwood, and Stockton on Teme, the manors, of Katherine Musard, service unknown, annual values 5 marks, 20s., 20s., 40s. and 2s. Sutton, the manor, of the barony of Burford, service unknown, annual value 100s. Kidderminster, 1 messuage and 6 a. called Park Hall, of the king in chief as a fortieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 3s. Harpley, 100s. rent, of the barony of Burford, service unknown. Purshull, 30s. rent, of Matthew Gurney, knight, service unknown. Droitwich, 21 lead vats for salt water (bullar’ plumborum aque salse) and 1 salt pan (salinam) with appurtenances, of the king in chief in socage, annual value 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above [no. 1124].
C 137/50, no. 32
E 149/86, no. 14
E 152/407, no. 3


JOAN WIDOW OF JOHN MOHUN, KNIGHT
1127
Writ 6 Oct. 1404.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Oxford 12 Nov
She held the manor of Goring in her demesne in fee tail to herself and the heirs of John Mohun and herself of the prince of Wales of the honour of Wallingford by knight service by the grant of William Fordham, chaplain, and Maud de Borton by a fine of 1346 [CP 25(1) 190/19, no. 64], service unknown, annual value £10. She died on 4 Oct. last. Elizabeth countess of Salisbury, one daughter of John de Mohun and Joan, aged 30 years and more, Philippa wife of Edward duke of York, a second daughter, aged 26 years and more, and Richard Straunge, son of Maud widow of John Straunge, knight, the third daughter, are next heirs. Maud died in the lifetime of Joan. Richard is aged 22 years and more.
1128
Writ 6 Oct. 1404.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 30 Dec
William de Houthorp and Richard Cok, chaplain, granted the reversion of the manor of Ugborough, which Reynold de Mohun held for life of the inheritance of William de Houthorp, and that of the manor of Bradworthy, which Patrick de Mohun similarly held, both of which should have reverted to them on the death of the Mohuns, to John de Mohun of Dunster, knight, and Joan his wife, the heirs of their bodies and the right heirs of John, by a fine of 1348 [CP 25(1) 287/43, no. 422]. Reynold died, and they held Ugborough until John granted it by his deed to Nigel Loryng, knight, his heirs and assigns. John de Mohun and Patrick died. Joan entered Bradworthy and held it peacefully in fee tail until, by her indenture shown to the jurors, she granted it to William Cary, his heirs and assigns, for the term of her life. She held it of John de la Pomeray, knight, of his manor of Berry Pomeroy by knight service, annual value 106s.8d. Date of death and heirs as above.
1129
ex officio
She held one quarter of the manor of Sturminster Marshall, of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value £20. She died on 4 Oct. Who is heir and of what age is also unknown.
1130
Writ and writ for fees, both 22 Oct. 1404.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 22 Nov
She held in her demesne in fee tail to herself and the heirs of the bodies of herself and John de Mohun of Dunster, knight, the manor of Sturminster Marshall and a third part of the hundred of Loosebarrow by the grant of William de Houtorp and Richard Coke, chaplain, by a fine of 1348 [as above, no. 1128]. They are held of the manor of Kingston Lacy, which is parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, as a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value together 20 marks. John died long before. Joan died on 4 Oct. last. Philippa wife of Edward duke of York, one daughter, aged 28 years and more, Elizabeth widow of William de Monte Acuto, late earl of Salisbury, another daughter, aged 40 years and more, and Richard Lord Strange, son of Maud wife of John le Strange, a third daughter, aged 21 years and more, are their next heirs.
1131
Writ 22 Oct. 1404.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Odiham 26 Nov
She held the manor of Greywell in her demesne in fee tail to herself, the heirs of the bodies of John Mohun and herself, and the right heirs of John, by the grant of William de Houthorp and Richard Cok, chaplain, by a fine of 1348 [CP 25(1) 287/43, no. 428]. It is held of the king of the manor of Odiham by the services of rendering £4 yearly in gold or silver, finding 10 men for autumn works for one day in autumn, and suit of court at Odiham every three weeks; annual value 20 marks. John died long ago. Joan died on 4 Oct. Heirs as above; ages, Philippa 24 years and more, Elizabeth 40 and more, Richard 21 and more.
1132
Writ and writ for fees, 6 and 22 Oct. 1404.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Stratford on Avon 30 Oct
She held the manors of Long Compton and Whichford with the advowson of Whichford in her demesne in fee tail to herself, the heirs of the bodies of John Mohun and herself, and the right heirs of John, by the grant of Ivo de Clynton by a fine of 1348 [CP 25(1) 247/58, no. 27]. They are held of the earl of Hereford by the service of half a knight’s fee; annual values, Whichford manor £16, the church £20, Long Compton £20. John died long ago, Joan on 4 Oct. Heirs as above; ages, Philippa 28 years and more, Elizabeth 40 and more, and Richard 21 and more.
1133
Writ 6 Oct. 1404.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Taunton 15 Oct
She held the castle of Dunster, the manors of Kilton, Minehead and Carhampton, and the hundred of Carhampton for life, with remainder to Elizabeth Lutrell, John Wermyngton and the heirs of Elizabeth, of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of Simon archbishop of Canterbury, formerly bishop of London, and Aubrey de Veer and John Burgherssh, knights, by a fine of 1376 shown to the jurors [CP 25(1) 200/27, no. 90]; annual value 300 marks. Hugh Lutrell, knight, son of Elizabeth Lutrell, her next heir, is aged 38 years. Joan died on 4 Oct. Heirs as above, [ages as in no. 1131]. The escheator has taken all the premises into the king’s hands.
1134
Commission to John Hull and William Hankeford, reciting the last inquisition and enquiring whether she held on the day of her death, whether John Wermyngton and Elizabeth Lutrell are dead or not, and what is the name and surname of Lord Strange. 24 Oct. 1404 [CPR 1401–5, pp.506–7].
SOMERSET. Inquisition taken by John Hull. Taunton 13 Jan 1405
Simon late bishop of London and Aubrey de Veer and John de Burgerssh, knights, held the castle of Dunster, the manors of Kilton, Minehead and Carhampton, and the hundred of Carhampton in their demesne as of fee to them and the heirs of Simon by the grant of John de Mohun and Joan by a fine of 1374–5 [CP 25(1) 200/27, no. 85]. After the death of John de Mohun they granted them by another fine [CP 25(1) 200/27, no. 90] to Joan for life with remainder to Elizabeth Lutrell and John Wermyngton and the heirs of Elizabeth. So Joan held them, but long before her death she granted them for her life to Edward then earl of Rutland and Philippa his wife, and Elizabeth countess of Salisbury for a rent of 400 marks. So she held the rent at her death. Elizabeth Lutrell and John Wermyngton died long before Joan. The name of Richard Straunge, son and heir of John Lord Strange, is Richard Straunge. He, Philippa and Elizabeth are her heirs. Hugh Lutrell, knight, aged 38 years and more, is son and heir of Elizabeth Lutrell.
1135
Further commission to John Hull and William Hankeford, saying that she held more than was reported in the original inquisition. 24 Oct. 1404 [CPR 1401–5, p.507].
SOMERSET. Inquisition taken by John Hull with the same jurors as last. Taunton 13 Jan 1405
Repeats the last verdict and adds that the castle, manors and hundred are one and not divided. William Houthorp and Richard Cok, chaplain, formerly held the manor of Cutcombe in their demesne as of fee and granted it to John and Joan de Mohun and their heirs. She held it in fee tail of the king in chief by knight service; annual value £10. Date of death and heirs as above, [ages as in no. 1131].
C 137/50, no. 33
E 149/84, no. 8
E 152/402, no. 1


ELIZABETH SEYNTOMER
1136
Writ 13 Feb. 1405.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 22 Feb
Long before she died she held in her demesne as of fee 4 messuages, 1 carucate and 8 a. meadow in Stanton St. Quintin, and granted them to Thomas Hobbes and Joan his wife, who are still living, for their lives, with reversion to her own right heirs. They are held of the king in chief by the service of a twelfth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s. The king pardoned the grant by letters patent on 4 Feb. last [CPR 1401–5, p.491]. She died seised of the reversion. She held in fee tail to herself and the heirs male of her body, by the grant of Gilbert Gaveler, clerk, and Thomas Hobbes, with remainder failing heirs male to Robert More, Joan his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and failing them the right heirs of Elizabeth, by a fine of 1405 [CP 25(1) 290/61, no. 81]: Bramshaw and Britford, the manors, except 3 messuages, 40 a. arable, 10 a. meadow and 20s.4d. rent in Britford, of Thomas West, knight, in chief by knight service. There are assize rents of £20 payable by equal parts at the four terms; 2 messuages; 2 carucates in demesne, 2 parts being sown each year, worth £4, and the 3rd part nil because in a fallow field; 30 a. several meadow from Lady Day to Lammas, each a. as mowed 20d., then nil because common; 100 a. pasture on the hills, 16s.8d.; 40 a. of great wood nil, but pasture there 10s.; and pleas and perquisites of court 10s. Burton, the manor, of the duke of York by knight service. There are assize rents, 100s.; 1 carucate, of which 2 parts are worth 30s. each year, the third part nil; 20 a. meadow with herbage at 20d. the a., but after mowing nil because common; and pleas and perquisites of court, 12d. Eastrop, Cricklade, Calcutt, Ampney, Moredon, Marston, Highworth, Blunsdon St. Andrew, Stratton St. Margaret, Haydon, Haydon Wick, Widhill, Sevenhampton, Pynchet and Great and Little Chelworth, 20 messuages, 1 mill, 3 carucates, 80 a. meadow, 100s. rent, and the advowson of St. Sampson, Cricklade, comprising: Eastrop, 1 messuage and 20 a., of the rector of Edington, service unknown, annual value 5s. Moredon, 4 messuages and half a carucate, of the heir of Nicholas Mordon, service unknown, annual value 10s. Blunsdon St. Andrew, Stratton St. Margaret and Haydon Wick, 4 messuages and 20 a., of Ivo Fitzwareyn, service unknown, annual value 10s. Haydon and Widhill, 2 messuages and 30 a., of William Walrond, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Pynchet, 1 mill, of John Berkle, service unknown, annual value 12d. for the fishery and no more because the mill lies deserted and broken. Great Chelworth, 1 messuage and 10 a., of Oliver Servyngton, service unknown, annual value 8s. Cricklade, Calcutt, Ampney, Marston, Highworth, Sevenhampton and Little Chelworth, all the rest, with the advowson of Cricklade, of Edward duke of York, service unknown, annual value, beyond the 100s. rent, 40s. She died without heirs male on 5 Feb. last. Joan wife of Robert More, her daughter and next heir, is aged 22 years and more. In virtue of the fine the lands should remain to this Robert and Joan.
1137
Writ 13 Feb. 1405.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Newbury 5 March
She held in her demesne in fee tail to herself and her heirs male, with successive remainders to Robert More and Joan his wife, the heirs of their bodies and her right heirs, by the grant of Gilbert Gaveler, clerk, and Thomas Hobbes by a fine of 3 Feb. last [as above, no. 1136]: Thatcham, 1 messuage, 2 mills, 1 carucate, 20 a. meadow, 19 a pasture and 30s. rent, and 1 a. pasture in Newbury all in the liberty of the abbot of Reading and held of the abbot, service unknown, annual value 40s. beyond the 30s. rent. Date of death, heir and succession to the estates as above.
C 137/50, no. 34


STEPHEN WYNSLADE
1138
Writ 1 April 1405.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Wells 27 April
Robert FitzPagan was seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor and hundred of Frome, and by a fine of 1314 [CP 25(1) 198/17, no. 1] granted it to Nicholas Braunche and Robergia his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with reversion in default to the heirs of Robert. So Nicholas and Robergia were seised of them. They had a son Andrew and a daughter Eleanor, who married Richard Wynselade of Gloucestershire and had issue Stephen. After the death of Nicholas and Robergia Andrew entered and held in fee tail in virtue of the fine. By a fine of 1335 [CP 25(1) 199/22, no. 9] Andrew Braunche and Joan his wife granted to Richard de Wynselade and Eleanor his wife, with remainder to the heirs of Eleanor, 7 messuages, 162 a. arable, 18 a. meadow, 80 a. pasture, 51 a. wood, 58s.6 1/2d. in rents and a third part of a mill in Frome, Rodden and Marston Bigott, parcel of the manor of Frome. Richard and Eleanor were then seised of the premises. Andrew had issue Thomas and died. After his death the manor and hundred of Frome, except the messuages, etc. mentioned above, were taken into the king’s hands owing to the minority of Thomas in accordance with an inquisition of 1349 [CIPM IX, no. 353]. Richard and Eleanor died, whereupon Stephen de Wynselade entered the messuages, etc. in Frome, Rodden and Marston Bigott as son and heir in virtue of the fine and of an inquisition of 1355 [CIPM X, no. 232]. Then Thomas son of Andrew died under age without heirs of his body, and Stephen de Wynselade entered the manor and hundred as next heir, that is son of Eleanor, sister of Andrew, father of Thomas, in virtue of the fine of 1314, as found in an inquisition of 1360 [CIPM X, no. 611], and by authority of a writ of livery of seisin of Edward III [CCR 1360–4, p.75]. Afterwards Stephen, by the name of Stephen de Wynselade, lord of Frome Braunche, merchant of Somerset, at Bristol on 1 July 1375 acknowledged before Walter Derby, then mayor of Bristol, and Thomas Denbawe, clerk of recognisances there, that he owed Guy de Bryan, knight, £20,000 [sic] for 220 marks borrowed from Guy which he had to pay on 2 Feb. 1366. Whether the 220 marks was paid to Guy on that day or not is unknown, but Guy had execution in virtue of the said bond (statutum) of the manor and hundred and of the 7 messuages, etc., until the sum mentioned in the bond should be paid. Guy granted and assigned to Philip, his younger son, all his status in the manor and hundred until such time as he, Guy, should be satisfied of this sum. Philip died in possession but he and Guy Bryan had no other status in the manor and hundred except the execution of this bond. So Stephen died on 18 Dec. 1404 holding them all in his demesne in fee tail in virtue of the fines; annual value of the manor and hundred of Frome £30, of the 7 messuages, etc. £10. All are held of the king in chief by knight service. Elizabeth wife of Edmund de Liversegge, daughter and next heir of Stephen, is aged 28 years and more. [Very faded, some words illegible].
C 137/50, no. 35


ALEXANDER MOUNTFORT
1139
Writ 25 Nov. 1404.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Great Limber 26 Jan 1405
He held in his demesne in fee simple to himself, his heirs and assigns, by the grant of Thomas Mountfort, knight, his father, 12 messuages, 3 tofts, 25 bovates, 3 a. arable and meadow and 42s. rent in Riby of Edmund earl of Kent of his manor of Brattleby by knight service, that is by homage and fealty alone, annual value 9 marks. He died on 1 Oct. 1395. Thomas his brother and next heir was of full age, 21 years, on 7 Jan. last. Thomas earl of Kent held his property from the death of Alexander until his own forfeiture, owing to the minority of the heir. Since the earl’s forfeiture Richard Clyderowe has held it from 26 Feb. 1400, with all the chattels in the hands of the earl there, in virtue of letters patent of that date [CPR 1399–1401, p.222, letters quoted in full].


THOMAS MOUNTFORT
1140
Writ for proof of age, ordering that Richard Clyderowe be warned. 16 Feb. 1405.
YORK. Proof of age of Thomas brother and heir of Alexander Mountfort in the presence of Richard Clyderowe. Richmond 4 April
Thomas is aged 21 years and more, having been born in the manor of Hackforth and baptised in the church of Hornby on 7 Jan. 1382 [Wednesday morrow of Epiphany 5 Richard II, but the morrow of Epiphany was a Tuesday in 1382, and Wednesday in 1383; 23 and 22, not 21, years before 1405]. The jurors say that they remember this because: John Ellerton of Aldborough, aged 64 years and more, with several others carried torches at the baptism. Henry Bellerby of Manfield, 47 and more, was present in the church when John, sometime prior of St. Martin’s [Richmond], baptised Thomas. Robert Hilton of Melsonby, 49 and more, was present and Lady Joan Burgh was godmother. Robert Skipton of Langton, 50 and more, was present in the church, John de Rukewyk, abbot of Jervaulx, was godfather, and he was surprised that Thomas was not given his godfather’s name. Ralph Foxholys of Richmond, 53 and more, remembers because William Jaklyn, parker of Tanfield, took rabbits in the warren of Richmond for the dinner of those who were present at the baptism. Robert Walker of Bedale, 58 and more, consulted the midwife and other women to find a good wet nurse. Thomas Forester of Richmond, 65 and more, was in the church, and John Whitgray, sometime vicar of Catterick, was the other godfather. William Smythson, senior, of Newsham, 53 and more, saw Margaret wife of John Neston of Patrick Brompton carry the infant to the church. John de Colburn, 52 and more, remembers because immediately after the baptism the abbot of Jervaulx, godfather, gave the baby a silver-gilt goblet with cover. Thomas Kyrkeby of Whitwell, 50 and more, saw Thomas carried to the church with four unlighted torches around him. John Buk of Wold Newton, 55 years and more, saw John Whitgray, the other godfather, give a little purse full of gold immediately after the baptism. Hugh Clergenet of Richmond, 60 and more, saw four men carrying four torches with him to the church and returning from the church to the manor with the four torches alight.
C 137/50, no. 36


WILLIAM DE PAR, KNIGHT
1141
Writ 10 Oct. 1404.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Kendal 16 Oct
He held a quarter of the manor of Kendal of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee by the courtesy of England in right of his late wife Elizabeth, kinswoman and heir of Thomas de Roos, knight, and daughter of John de Roos, son of Thomas, annual value £40. The following were his tenants, with their holdings: Thomas de Pykeryng, the manor of Killington by knight service and a rent of 6s.7d. payable at Easter and Michaelmas by equal parts, annual value beyond that 100s.; and 2 tenements in Helsington and Levens, rent 1d., annual value beyond that 20s. Joan widow of Christopher de Lancastre, the hamlet of Strickland Roger, rent 13s.5d., annual value beyond that 20s. Richard de Restwald, the manor of Little Strickland, rent 24s.8d., annual value beyond that 40s. Ellis de Kirkeby, chaplain, 1 tenement and 12 a. in Strickland Ketel, rent 3s., annual value beyond that 5s.; and 2 tenements and 12 a. in the hamlet of Bradleyfield, rent 5d., annual value beyond that 40d. Hugh Ward and Lawrence de Berwik, 2 tenements in Strickland Ketel, rent 4s. and 1 lb. wax, annual value beyond that 8s. Hugh Ward, 2 tenements and 20 a. in Bradleyfield, rent 1/4 lb. pepper, annual value beyond that 40d. Richard Gilpyne, the hamlet of Ulthwaite, rent 3s.6d., annual value beyond that 20s. Elizabeth widow of Robert Thomlynson, 1 tenement and 6 a. in Strickland Ketel, rent 1/2 lb. cumin, annual value beyond that 4s.; and 2 tenements and 20 a. in Tranthwaite, rent 7s.3d. and 1 lb. cumin, annual value beyond that 10s. John de Bethom, knight, and John de Berwyk, the manor of Burton, rent 31s., annual value beyond that 100s. Margaret widow of Roger de Levens, 3 tenements and 40 a. in the hamlet of Likebergh, rent 23d., annual value beyond that 3s. Helen widow of Roger de Stirkeland, 1 tenement and 6 a. in Strickland Ketel, rent 9s.6d., annual value beyond that 6s. John de Berwyke, 6 tenements and 60 a. in the hamlet of Stainton, rent 4d., annual value beyond that 40s. Robert Layburn, knight, son and heir of Thomas de Layburn, knight, and Joan his wife, the manor of Cunswick, rent 1/2 lb. cumin, annual value beyond that 100s. Robert Layburn, knight, 2 tenements in the hamlet of Bradleyfield, rent 1 lb. pepper, annual value beyond that 20s.; and 3 tenements and 20 a. in the hamlet of Sleddale by a rent of 1 sparrowhawk or 12d. at Lammas, annual value beyond that 40s. John de Wyndesore, 4 tenements and 40 a. in the hamlet of Haverbrack, rent 2s., annual value beyond that 20s. Henry de Guype, 6 tenements and 40 a. of arable and meadow in the hamlet of Crook, rent 9s.5d., annual value beyond that 20s. John de Croft, knight, the manor of Leighton, rent 1 sparrowhawk or 12d. at Lammas, annual value beyond that 20s. William Baynebrig, 1 tenement and 6 a. in the hamlet of Crook, rent 18d., annual value beyond that 2s. John de Wyndesore, half the hamlet of Dillicar, rent 3s., annual value beyond that 20s. William de Walton, 1 tenement and 6 a. in the hamlet of Crook, rent 12d., annual value beyond that 3s. John de Burgh, 2 tenements and 20 a. in Strickland Ketel, rent 3s.8d., annual value beyond that 20s. Henry de Ullaythorne, senior, the manor of Middleton, rent 27s., annual value beyond that 20s.; and Henry de Ullaythorne, junior, 1 tenement and 6 a. in Middleton, rent 1d., annual value beyond that 6s. Adam Cade, 1 tenement and 6 a. in Middleton, rent 10d., annual value beyond that 6s. Joan widow of Christopher de Lancastre, the manor of Strickland Roger, rent 26s.11 1/2d., annual value beyond that 40s. Adam de Bourebank, 1 tenement and 20 a. in Barton, rent 27s.10d., annual value beyond that 4s. Richard de Bellyngham, 4 tenements and 40 a. arable and meadow in Strickland Ketel, rent 8s.9d., annual value beyond that 20s. John de Preston of Kendal, the manor of Preston Richard by knight service, annual value 100s. Stephen de Cottesford, 3 tenements and 40 a. arable and meadow in Melkinthorpe by knight service, annual value 20s. William de Haybergh, kinsman and heir of William de Haybergh, 1 tenement and 6 a. in the hamlet of Crook by knight service, annual value 6s. Richard Cayrons, 3 burgages in Kendal, rent 15d. and suit of court at Kendal every 3 weeks, annual value beyond that 2s. Also the following in Kendal, showing the number of burgages, the rent, and the annual value beyond the rent: John de Burgh, 5, 19d., 40d.; William de Osmonderlaw, 1, 4d., 8d.; Thomas son of Thomas de Roos, 1, 3d., 6d.; Emma de Halbank, 1, 3d., 9d.; Hugh Ward, 1, 3d., 12d.; Adam Towere, 1, 3d., 12d.; John de Wyndesore, 1, 6d., 12d.; Thomas de Levens, 1, 3d., 12d.; John de Roos, 1, 11d., 12d.; Thomas Clerk, 2, 8d., 2s.; Thomas Hubard, 1, 3d., 12d.; Richard Mercer, chaplain, 1, 3d., 12d.; Richard Robynson, 1, 3d., 12d.; John Bell and Christina his wife in her right, 2, 12d., 12d.; John Bakstre, 1, 4d., 12d.; William Alexanderman and Joan his wife in her right, 1, 2 1/2d., 12d.; John de Warton, 1, 2 1/2d., 12d.; Robert de Siggiswyk, 2, 6d., 2s.; Hugh Gylewhene, 1, 4d., 12d.; Ellis de Kirkeby, chaplain, 1, 3d., 12d.; Alice de Burgh, 1, 4d., 12d.; Richard Clerkson, 1, 3d., 12d.; Robert de Levens, 1, 4d., 12d.; Hugh Ward, 1, 1d, 6d.; Robert Marsshall, 1, 2d., 8d.; Sybil de Levens, 1, 1d., 8d.; Robert Thomlynson, 1, 1d., 8d.; Agnes de Otteway, 1, 2d., 8d.; William Taillour, 1, 2d., 8d.; John de Dokwra, 1, 2d., 12d.; John Hogeson, chaplain, 1, 3d., 10d.; Adam Waryner, 1, 9d., 2s.; Thomas Rokane, 1, 4 1/2d., 12d.; John Dogeson, ‘fisher’, 1, 1 1/2d., 12d.; Robert de Dokwra, 1, 23 1/2d., 4s.; and Hugh Ward and Nicholas Robynson, 1 by a rose at Midsummer. He also held the advowson of the hospital of St. Leonard by Kendal, extending at 40s. He died on 3 Oct. last. John son and heir of Elizabeth and himself is aged 22 years and more. [Exchequer copy only] From 3 to 29 Oct., 27 days at 2s.2 1/2d., 59s.7 1/2d.
C 137/50, no. 37
E 149/84, no. 4


PETER COURTENAY, KNIGHT
1142
Writ 7 Feb. 1405; and further writ ordering the return of the inquisition. 24 March.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 4 April
He held in the right of Margaret his wife, who survives him: Maiden Newton, the manor, of Henry Popham by knight service of his manor of Sutton Waldron, annual value £10. Thorpe, 3 messuages, Notton, 5 messuages, and Crockway, 9 messuages, of John Lyle of his manor of Newton Lisle by a rent of 1d., annual value 100s. He died on 2 Feb. last. Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, is his kinsman and next heir, being the son of Edward his brother, and aged 50 years and more.
1143
Writ 7 Feb. 1405.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Broughton 18 March
He held the wardenship of the bailiwick of Buckholt, part of the forest of Clarendon, for life by the king’s grant [CPR 1399–1401, p.75], annual value 100s. In right of Margaret his wife, who survives him, he held: Pennington, the manor, of the heir of John atte Hale by knight service, annual value 100s. Bedenham, half the manor, of the bishop of Winchester by knight service, annual value £4. Flexland, the manor, formerly of Philip de Throkelesford, of the prior of Southwick by knight service, annual value 100s. Binsted, the manor, formerly of the same Philip, of Elizabeth Julers, countess of Kent, by knight service, annual value £10. Date of death and heir, aged 35 years and more, as above.
1144
Writ 7 Feb. 1405.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Upavon 17 March 1405
He held the keepership of the park of Melchet with the forest of Grovely for life of the king by his grant [as above, no. 1143] without rent, annual value £10. In the right of Margaret his wife, who survives him, he held: Little Cheverell, the manor with the advowson of church and chantry, with £11 in rents from lands in Maddington and Shrewton, parts of that manor, of the countess of Salisbury by knight service, annual value £20. Hardenhuish, the manor and advowson, annual value £10; and various lands in Ogbourne Maizey, annual value £4, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service. Date of death and heir, age 35 years and more, as above.
1145
Writ 7 Feb. 1405.
He held 1 a. in Alphington with the advowson in his demesne as of fee to himself and his heirs of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 4d. He held to himself and his heirs male with successive remainders, failing such heirs, to Philip his brother and his heirs male, and the right heirs of Hugh de Courtenay, formerly earl of Devon, grandfather of Edward earl of Devon: Honiton, the manor, except the advowson, by the grant of Robert Vaggescomb, formerly canon of Exeter, parson of Parkham, William Bampton, formerly parson of Churchill, William Ponton, formerly portioner of Waddesdon, Henry de Burton and John Hudresfild, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20. Moretonhampstead and Milton Damerel, the manors and advowsons, by the grant of Robert Vaggescomb, canon of Exeter and rector of Parkham; Moretonhampstead of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks; and Milton Damerel of the earl of Devon of the honour of Plympton, service unknown, annual value £6. Alphington and Bolberry, the manors, except for the 1 a. and advowson mentioned above, by the grant of Hugh de Segrave by way of exchange for the manor of Nuneham Courtenay in Oxfordshire; Alphington of the earl of Devon of the honour of Okehampton, service unknown, annual value £20; and Bolberry of the same of the honour of Plympton, service unknown, annual value £10. North Pool, the manor, by the grant of William Chabesie and Richard Brankescombe, of Elizabeth le Despenser of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value £6. He died on 2 Feb. 1405 without heirs of his body. All should go to Philip. Edward is alive and is next heir of Hugh, being son of Edward, son of Hugh. Edward is aged 40 years and more, Philip 50 years and more. He also held the priory of Otterton jointly with Richard Amys, prior of Stogursey, John Kyrchehille, parson of Aller, and Richard Bacwill, parson of Lydford, for his life and to his executors for 1 year after, at farm of the king for 200 marks by a grant of 10 March 1401 [CPR 1399–1401, p.444]. Alexander Clyvedon and John Kyrchehele, clerk, are his executors. The priory is worth 200 marks annually.
1146
Writ 7 Feb. 1405.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Taunton 10 March
He held to himself and his heirs male, with remainder in default of such heirs to Philip his brother and his heirs male: East Coker, the manor and advowson, by the grant of Robert Vaggescomb, William Bampton and William Ponton, clerks, Henry Burton and John Hodresfeld, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Hardington Mandeville, 1 a. and the advowson, by the grant of the same, of John Wadham, knight, of his manor of Hardington, service unknown, annual value 6d. Stewley, the manor, half by the grant of John Southdon, clerk, the other half by the grant of John Syward, clerk; all of Robert Hulle of his manor of Trull by knight service, annual value 10 marks. West Capland, the manor, by the grant of William Domfravill and John Baret, of John earl of Somerset of his manor of Curry Rivel, service unknown, annual value 100s. He held jointly with Richard Amys, prior of Stogursey, John Kirchill, parson of Aller, and Richard Bakwell, parson of East Lydford, 10 messuages, 1 carucate and half the great tithe of the parish of Martock, as parcel of the alien priory of Otterton in Devon, by the grant of the abbot of Mont St. Michel in Normandy, lord and chief patron of the priory, to hold with all the property, tithes, offerings, obventions and possessions, both spiritual and temporal, with fees, advowsons, franchises, liberties etc. for his life and 1 year more, confirmed by Richard II on 10 June 1397 and by Henry IV on 2 Oct. 1399, to hold for a rent of 200 marks; and the king further granted on 10 March 1401 that he might hold them from 1 Oct. 1400 during the war with France without payment of the farm of 200 marks, or any other payment [CPR 1396–9, p.148; 1399–1401, pp.41, 444]. The messuages, land and half the tithe of Martock with the priory therefore belong to his executors for 1 year after his death. They are Alexander Clyvedon and John Kerchill, clerk. Jointly with Margaret his wife he held by the grant of Robert son of Robert Hill, Richard Virgo, William Buttes, clerk, James Taunton and William Worcestre, for their lives with successive remainders to William Botreaux, son of Elizabeth daughter of John St. Lo and the said Margaret then wife of John, the heirs of the bodies of Peter and Margaret, and the right heirs of Margaret by a fine of 1391 [CP 25(1) 201/31, no. 20; cf. no. 17]: Aller, the manor, with the advowson of the church and chapel or chantry, of Thomas Broke by knight service, annual value £20. Cricket St. Thomas, the manor and advowson, of Richard Seymour, service unknown, annual value 100s. Yeovilton, the manor, of Peter Cuysaunce, service unknown, annual value 40s. Shipham, the manor and advowson, of Matthew Gournay by knight service, annual value 100s. Cheddar and Leigh, the manor, of the bishop of Bath by knight service, annual value 100s. Wells, a messuage, of the bishop of Bath in burgage. He also held jointly with Margaret by the grant of Master Edmund Seyntcler, Robert Cheddre and John Leppeyet, parson of Backwell, to them and the heirs of Margaret: Standerwick, the manor, of Matthew Gournay by knight service, annual value 10 marks. Rodden, the manor, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value £6. He held in right of Margaret: Publow, the manor, of Lady Despenser of the honour of Gloucester, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. Newton St. Loe, the manor, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value £10. Chelwood, the manor, of the earl of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value £4. Philip Courtenay is still living, aged 48 years and more. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
C 137/50, no. 38
E 149/85, no. 1


MARGARET WIDOW OF ROGER CORBET OF MORETON CORBET, KNIGHT
1147
Writ, melius sciri, referring to the inquisition of 12 Jan. 1396 [CIPM XVII, no. 607]. 14 Feb. 1405.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Shrewsbury 21 Feb
She held in her demesne as of fee: Shawbury, the manor, of Richard II in chief by knight service, annual value £7 12d. Moreton Corbet, the manor, of Joan wife of Richard de Peshale, knight, by knight service of her manor of Chetwynd, annual value £12 10s.6d. Upton Waters, the manor, of the baron of Wem of his manor of Tyrley, service unknown, annual value 60s.3d. Evelith by Shifnal, 1 messuage and half a virgate, of Joan de Peshale of her manor of Chetwynd, service unknown, annual value 20s. Lawley, the manor, of the baron of Wem of his manor of Hinstock, service unknown, annual value £4. Bletchley, the vill, of Lord Ferrers of Groby of his manor of Stoke, service unknown, annual value 63s. ‘Culses’, the manor, of the baron of Wem of his manor of Tyrley, service unknown, annual value 40s. Booley upon Hine Heath, the vill, of the abbot of Shrewsbury, service unknown, annual value 10s. Rowton and Amaston, the vills, of Hugh Lord Burnell at fee farm, annual value beyond the farm 20d. Shrewsbury and the suburbs, 6 messuages, of Richard II in free burgage, annual value 50s. Sowbach, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of Robert Lee of his manor of Stanton upon Hine Heath, service unknown, annual value 20s. Wytheford, 2 messuages formerly of Richard Crowe, annual value 20s.; 1 messuage formerly of Richard Tudour, 4s.; 1 messuage of Edith de la Haye, 5s.; and 1 cottage, 12d.; all of Richard II, service unknown. She died on 14 Nov. 1395. Robert her son and heir is aged 21 years and more. Thomas Stones, then escheator, took the wardship of Robert and all her lands, and took the profits until Richard II granted them by letters patent [CPR 1396–9, p.219] to Thomas Percy, earl of Worcester, to hold until the full age of the heir without rendering anything to the king. So he held until 10 Feb. 1401 when he gave the wardship to John Boerley, having given him the marriage of Robert by his letters of 14 Oct. 1399.


ROBERT SON AND HEIR OF MARGARET CORBET
1148
Writ for proof of age, John Boerley to be warned to be present. 7 March 1405.
SHROPSHIRE. Proof of age. Wellington 12 March
Robert son and heir of Margaret, widow of Roger Corbet of Moreton Corbet, knight, was born at Moreton Corbet on 8 Dec. 1383, and baptised in the church there, and was aged 21 on that date last past. The jurors say that they know this for the following reasons: Philip de Willeley, aged 52, was then at Moreton as an esquire of Nicholas abbot of Shrewsbury, who baptised Robert. William Thornhull, 50, came that day to talk to the abbot about his own business and saw the baptism. John Hodenet, 56, on the day of the birth took a doe with his greyhounds in the chase of Brockhurst. John Don told him of the birth, whereupon he sent the doe to Robert. Thomas de Eyton, 44, was an esquire of Ralph abbot of Haughmond, one of the godfathers of Robert, and saw him standing with the abbot of Shrewsbury throughout the ceremony. William de Coton, 50, was present at the baptism and held a candle throughout the ceremony. Griffin Wareyn, 46, had a son of the same age. William Frensshe, 53, on that day granted Roger the father 1 messuage and 1 carucate for life, and immediately gave seisin. Richard Horton, 42, on that day struck John Foxley, bailiff of Roger Corbet of the manor of Moreton, on the head with a sword, for which transgression he paid the bailiff 100s. William Smethecote, 49, was then steward of the household of Roger and stayed with him for the whole of the following year. The abbot of Shrewsbury gave him 13s.4d. for his work on that day. Richard Walleford, 50, saw Margery wife of John Herebert carrying Robert to the baptism wrapped in a white cloth. William Hethe, 42, came that day from the hundred court of Bradford and dined with Henry vicar of Moreton who told him of the baptism. John Williamson, 55, says that on that day Isabel his wife went from Shawbury to Moreton to be the nurse and fell into a ditch called ‘Fylledych’ opposite the church. John Boerley was informed of the proof and warned to be present by Roger Monselowe, John Dermyn, William Forster and William Bent. He came himself and raised no objection to the delivery of the lands to Robert, and no objection on behalf of the king to the proof.
C 137/50, no. 39


JOHN DE CRADDELEY
1149
Writ, plenius certiorari, as the service for the premises held in chief was not specified in the earlier inquisition [no. 713 above]. 10 July 1405.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 20 Sept
He held 1 messuage, 2 cottages and 9 bovates in Ratcliff on Soar and Kingston on Soar in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in socage in petty serjeanty by 13s. rent payable by the sheriff.
C 137/50, no. 40


JOHN PULLELEY
1150
Writ, devenerunt, on outlawry. 1 April 1405.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth 11 April
He died on 7 May 1398. On the day of his outlawry for felony he had held 1 messuage and 1 virgate in ‘Le More’ by Bridgnorth of the inheritance of Alice then his wife, daughter of William Picheford, and now the wife of John Donvowe of Bridgnorth. They are held of the prebendary of Erdington by a rent of 10s., came into the hands of Edward III on his outlawry, and remained in the King’s hands; annual value beyond the rent 3s.4d. The king has held and taken the profits by the sheriff since the outlawry.
C 137/50, no. 41


THOMAS COLVYLE, KNIGHT
1151
Writ 9 Aug. 1405.
YORK. Inquisition. Coxwold 1 Sept
William Darell and Peter de Lythom, chaplains, granted two parts of the manor of Coxwold with the reversion of the third part which Margaret Darell held for life in dower, to Thomas Ughtrede, senior, knight, for life, with successive remainders to Thomas Colvyle father of Thomas, knight, and his heirs male, George his brother and his heirs male, William brother of George and his heirs male, the heirs male of Thomas Ughtrede, senior, and the right heirs of Thomas Colvyle the father, as appears in an indenture shown to the jurors. So Thomas Ughtrede, senior, held two parts of the manor and Margaret one part. After their deaths Thomas Colvyle the father was seised of the whole manor in fee tail. Thomas Colvyle, knight, succeeded him and died on 28 May last without male heirs, holding the whole manor. George and William died without male heirs. Thomas Ughtrede is kinsman and next heir of Thomas Ughtrede, knight, being the son of William, son of Thomas, son of the first Thomas. He is aged 21 years and more. The manor was held of the late Lord Mowbray of his manor of Thirsk by the service of rendering one targe or shield of arms of the lord at Whitsun, annual value £12. John Percehay of Kildale, the next heir, is aged 40 years and more.
1152
ex officio
He held the manor of Nunwick in his demesne as of fee, annual value £10. It should descend to John Percy of Kildale as next heir, but he rebelled on 1 May last, and therefore the escheator took it into the king’s hands as forfeit. He died on 21 May. Master William de Cawode and John Cooke of Nunwick have taken the profits since 21 May.
1153
ex officio
He died on 21 May holding in his demesne as of fee: Upsland, the manor, annual value 100s. Kilburn, 30 a. arable and 2 a. meadow, annual value 26s.8d. Thirsk, 2 messuages and 3 roods, annual value 13s.4d. Coxwold, 4 a. meadow called ‘Lassart’, annual value 6s.8d. They should descend to John Percy of Kildale as next heir, but he rebelled with Ralph Hastynges, John Fauconberge, John Colvill and John FitzRandolph, knights, who were condemned at Durham on 20 July. The escheator took the premises, and William Yheverslay has taken the profits since 20 July.
1154
Writ, ordering return of an inquisition already taken ex officio. 28 Oct. 1405.
ex officio
He died seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor of Nunwick, annual value £10. It should have descended to John Percy of Kildale as next heir, but he rebelled against the king before the death of Thomas, with Ralph Hastynges, John Fauconberge, John Colvill and John FitzRandolph, knights, and many others who were executed as rebels. The escheator therefore held the manor as forfeit to the king.
1155
Writ, plura, 10 Feb. 1406.
YORK. Inquisition. Richmond 5 March
He held in his demesne as of fee: Coxwold near Newburgh, the manor, comprising 1 messuage, 4 bovates and a close called ‘Lasarte’, of Lord Mowbray of his manor of Thirsk by knight service, annual value 40s. Upsland, the manor, of Henry Fitzhugh, knight, by knight service, annual value 100s. Yearsley, the manor, of Lord Mowbray of his manor of Thirsk, service unknown, annual value 10 marks. Nunwick near Ripon, the manor, of the archbishop of York of his manor of Ripon, service unknown, annual value £10. Thirsk, 4 messuages and 4 bovates, of Lord Mowbray, service unknown, annual value 40s. Kilburn, 4 messuages and 4 bovates, of the manor of Kilburn, service unknown, annual value 40s. The heir was John Percy, aged 40 years and more. He on 21 May rebelled with Ralph Hastynges and others [as above], and the premises are therefore forfeit.
1156
Writ 7 Feb. 1406.
He held in his demesne as of fee 6 messuages, 1 garden, 1 dovecot and half the advowson of Old St. Mary’s of the king in burgage as is all the city, annual value £6. He died on 28 May 1405. John Percy of Kildale is his kinsman and heir, being the son of Mary, daughter of John, brother of Thomas, father of Thomas, father of Thomas, father of this Thomas, aged 50 years and more.
1157
ex officio
He held half the manor of Bolsover for life by the king’s grant [CPR 1399–1401, p.23], annual value £18. He died on 21 May last.
C 137/51, no. 43
E 149/86, no. 15


THOMAS EARL MARSHAL
1158
Writ, melius sciri, as to what he held jointly with Constance his wife, the king’s niece. 7 Aug. 1405.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Appleby 17 Aug
They held the manor of Long Marton jointly to them and the heirs of their bodies, except for knight’s fees and advowsons, by the grant of Robert late bishop of London, William late bishop of Winchester, Richard bishop of Salisbury, formerly bishop of Chichester, Edward duke of York, then earl of Rutland, and John Lord Lovell, with other manors and lands, and with remainder to the right heirs of John earl of Huntingdon. It is not held of the king in chief, but of whom is unknown; annual value £10. He died aged 19 years and more without heirs by Constance.
1159
Similar writ 7 Aug. 1405.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Great Gaddesden 1 Sept
They held the manor of Great Gaddesden, except knight’s fees and advowsons, jointly by the same grant [above, no. 1158]. It is not held of the king in chief, but of whom is unknown; annual value 40 marks. Death as above.
1160
Similar writ 7 Aug. 1405.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Great Gaddesden 1 Sept
They held jointly by the same grant [above, no. 1158]: Linslade and Southcott, two parts of 10 virgates, 3 a. wood and of 25s.7d. rent, with the reversion of the third part held by Elizabeth duchess of Norfolk in dower, with remainder, failing heirs of their bodies, to the right heirs of Thomas his father. They are not held of the king in chief, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value 100s. Great Gaddesden, 1 messuage and 42 a., part of the manor, which extends in both Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, with remainder to the right heirs of the earl of Huntingdon. It is not held of the king in chief, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value 40s. Death as above.
1161
Similar writ 7 Aug. 1405.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 17 Aug
Thomas and Constance held jointly by the same grant [above, no. 1158] 2 messuages, 400 a. arable, 40 a. meadow, 40 a. pasture and 20 a. wood in Stretton, with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas his father. They are not held of the king in chief, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value 40s. Death as above.
1162
Similar writ 7 Aug. 1405.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Kineton 13 Aug
They held jointly two parts of the manor of Kineton, with the reversion of the third part which Elizabeth duchess of Norfolk holds in dower, except knight’s fees and advowsons, by the same grant [above, no. 1158], with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas his father. The manor is held of the king in chief by a rent of £12, and is worth £12 yearly beyond that. Death as above.
1163
Similar writ 7 Aug. 1405.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Mildenhall 28 Aug
They held jointly by the same grant [above, no. 1158] the manor of Icklingham, except knight’s fees and advowsons, with remainder to the right heirs of John earl of Huntingdon. It is held of the earl of Kent, service unknown, annual value 20 marks. Death as above.
1164
Similar writ 7 Aug. 1405.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Cambridge 18 Aug
They held jointly by the same grant [above, no. 1158] two parts of the manor of Cherry Hinton, except knight’s fees and advowsons, and of 20s. rent in Ickleton with reversion of the third parts which Elizabeth duchess of Norfolk holds in dower, with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas his father. They are not held of the king in chief, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value of the manor £20. Death as above.
1165
ex officio
He held the manor of Fen Stanton to himself and his heirs, of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value £132 11d.
1166
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Huntingdon 17 Aug 1405
Thomas and Constance held jointly by the same grant [above, no. 1158] two parts of the manor of Old Weston and Alconbury, except knight’s fees and advowsons, with reversion of the third part which Elizabeth duchess of Norfolk holds in dower, with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas his father. It is not held of the king in chief but of whom and by what service is unkown; annual value of the manor £20. Death as above.
1167
HUNTINGDON. Inquisition. Fen Stanton 26 May 1411
He held the manor of Fen Stanton in fee tail to himself and his heirs of the king in chief by knight service, amount unknown, annual value 200 marks. He died on 8 June 1405. John de Moubray, his brother and heir, is under age, being 20 on 10 Aug. last. Queen Joan has held the manor since his death.
1168
Writ, melius sciri, as to what he held jointly with Constance his wife, the king’s niece. 7 Aug. 1405.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Bridgwater 12 Sept
They held jointly by the same grant [above, no. 1158] the manor of Haselbury Plucknett, except knight’s fees and advowsons, with remainder to the right heirs of John earl of Huntingdon. It is not held of the king in chief, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value 40 marks. Death as above [no. 1158].
1169
Similar writ 7 Aug. 1405.
YORK. Inquisition. Norton 17 Sept
They held jointly by the same grant [above, no. 1158]: Burton in Lonsdale, two parts of the manor, except knight’s fees and advowsons, with the reversion of the third part which Elizabeth duchess of Norfolk holds in dower, with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas his father. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 40 marks. Langton, the manor, except knight’s fees and advowsons, with remainder to the right heirs of John earl of Huntingdon, also held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £20. Death as above [no. 1158].
1170
YORK. Inquisition. South Cave 20 Aug 1405
Thomas Earl Marshal, was of age long before the death of Thomas son of Thomas Dayvell of South Cave, who held the manor of South Cave and lands in Swanland of the earl by knight service, and lands, tenements and services in Spaldington, Howden and ‘Endewode’, of whom is unknown, annual value of all £7 5s.4 1/4d. Thomas Dayvell junior died on 21 April last, and was of age a quarter of a year before that. The earl, owing to the minority of John brother and heir of Thomas, took his lands and was in full possession on the day of his forfeiture. John is brother and heir of Thomas son of Thomas and aged 16 years and more.
1171
Writ, similar to above, no. 1158. 7 Aug. 1405.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 15 Aug
Thomas and Constance held jointly by the same grant [above, no. 1158] two parts of 24s. rent in Northampton, with the reversion of the third part which Elizabeth duchess of Norfolk holds in dower, with remainder to the right heirs of Thomas his father. It is held of the king in free burgage. Death as above [no. 1158].
1172
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Willington 6 Oct 1405
He held in his demesne as of fee, of whom and by what services is unknown: Willington, the manor, annual value 40 marks beyond the following grants for life made by his father, Thomas Earl Marshal and of Nottingham, and confirmed by the king [CPR 1399–1401, p.109]: to John Tunstall on 1 Sept. 1394 2d. daily or 60s.10d. yearly, and on 13 Feb. 1397 40s. payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, and to John Cauley 10 marks payable by equal parts at Easter and Martinmas. Bromham, lands and tenements, annual value 6 marks. Stotfold, lands and tenements, annual value 60s. He died on 8 June 1405.
1173
HEREFORD AND THE ADJACENT MARCH OF WALES. Inquisition. Hereford 11 April 1407
He held nothing in the county or the adjacent March. He died on 8 June 1405, heir unknown.
C 137/51, no. 44
E 149/84, no. 2 and 86, no. 16
E 152/398, and 407, no. 2


AGNES WIDOW OF GEOFFREY PRIOUR
1174
Writ 10 Feb. 1405.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 20 June
She held in her demesne as of fee 1 messuage and 16 a. in Mitcham by the service of receiving the king’s distraints taken for debt in the hundred of Wallington, rendering 5s. for aid by the sheriff by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas, and suit of court at the hundred every three weeks, annual value nil beyond the rent and services. She died on 3 Feb. last. Agnes wife of Richard Heryngman, aged 30, and William son of Walter Heryngham, aged 24 years and more, are her next of kin and heirs.
C 137/31, no. 45
E 149/86, no. 9


JOHN BUSSEBRIGGE
1175
Writ 26 April 1405.
SURREY. Inquisition. Guildford 2 May
He held 1 tenement in Ewhurst in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in socage by a payment of 14s. called ‘shereyvegheld’ to the sheriff. There are 1 site, annual value nil; 20s. rent payable by equal parts at the four principal terms; 40 a. arable at 4d., 13s.4d.; and 50 a. wood at 1d., 4s.2d. He died on 23 April last. Robert his son and heir is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/51, no. 46
E 149/86, no. 10


ROBERT PERVYNG, KNIGHT
1176
Writ 8 May 1405.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Penrith 28 Sept
He held in his demesne in fee tail by the grant of Robert Pervyng, senior, formerly parson of Hutton: Blackhall, the manor, to himself and his heirs male, with successive remainders failing such heirs to Adam son of John Pacok and his heirs male, John the brother of Adam and his heirs male, Thomas the brother of John and his heirs male, and the right heirs of Robert Pervyng, junior, by a fine of 1337 [CP 25(1) 35/9, no. 23]. It is held of the king in chief by a cornage rent of 4s.6 1/2d. payable at the exchequer of Carlisle on 15 Aug., suit at the county court each month, 16s.1d. at the exchequer of Carlisle for the purpresture of Inglewood, 31s. for the allowance of the foresters of Inglewood and 4s.4d. for the allowance of the king’s bailiffs of Cumberland ward; annual value beyond that £10. Stainton, the manor, to himself and his heirs male by the same grant and with the same remainders. It is also held of the king in chief, by a cornage rent of 8s. payable at the exchequer of Carlisle on 15 Aug. and 2s.8d. for the allowance of the king’s bailiffs of the county of Cumberland; annual value beyond that 20s. and no more because devastated by the recurring invasions of the Scots. Botcherby, the manor, to himself, Isabel his wife and the heirs of his body, with successive remainders to Adam Pacok and the others as above by another fine of 1337 [CP 25(1) 35/9, no. 22]. It is held of the king by a cornage rent of 6s.2d. payable at the exchequer of Carlisle on 15 Aug.; annual value beyond that 100s. He also held to himself and his heirs and assigns 1 messuage in Carlisle of the king in house-gavel of 1d., annual value beyond that 2d. John and Thomas, brothers of Adam Pacok, died without heirs male of their bodies. Adam Pacok held the manors in virtue of the fines, and had issue Robert Pervyng, knight, and Margaret wife of Thomas Bowet, senior. Robert Pervyng, knight, died without heirs of his body. Margaret wife of Thomas Bowet, Maud formerly wife of John Walker of Cockermouth, and Thomas Qwytlokman are heirs of Robert Pervyng, junior. Margaret Bowet is one heir of Robert Pervyng, junior, namely daughter of Adam Pervyng alias Adam Pacok, father of Robert Pervyng, knight. Adam was son of Joan, sometime wife of John Pacok, sister and heir of Robert Pervyng, junior. Maud formerly wife of John Walker of Cockermouth is another heir, being the daughter of Alice de Wode, daughter of Emma de Skateby, another sister and heir of Robert Pervyng, junior. She is aged 30 years and more. Thomas Qwytlokman is son and heir of Margaret Pape, another daughter of Alice, daughter of Emma de Skateby; also aged 30 years and more. He died on 10 April last. To the messuage in Carlisle Margaret wife of Thomas Bowet is next heir and of full age, being 30 years and more.
C 137/51, no. 47


JOHN CHALERS, KNIGHT
1177
Writ, plenius certiorari, as to his status in the manor of Whaddon, not given in the earlier inquisition [CIPM XVI, no. 529]. 1 Dec. 1404.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Whaddon 27 Dec
He held the manor of Whaddon in his demesne as of fee.
C 137/51, no. 48


THOMAS SON OF JOHN CHALERS
1178
Writ for proof of age. William Castelacre, knight, and Margery widow of John Chalers, to whom Richard II granted the wardship [CPR 1383–91, p.227], should be warned. 17 Dec. 1404.
[Endorsed] Margery was warned by William Owyn and Henry Rokyng. William Castelacre, knight, is dead.
CAMBRIDGE. Proof of age. Whaddon 27 Dec
The jurors say that Thomas was born on 17 Sept. 1381 at Whaddon and baptised in St. Mary’s church there. Asked how they remembered the date they said: Thomas Eyr, aged 46, was in the church to hear mass and saw Thomas baptised. John Pynk, 48, was coming from the church to his home and met Thomas being carried to the church in a woman’s arms. Henry Frost, 48, said that John Chalers the father caused him to settle a dispute with his neighbour, Peter Molde, in the manor house of John Chalers when Thomas was carried to the church for the baptism. John Lelye, 52, said that his wife was at the birth and caught a serious fever. Ellis Ropere, 48, was farmer of the lands of John Chalers in Meldreth, took his rent to Whaddon and there saw Thomas being carried to church in the arms of Marion Dymmok. William Coupere, 46, heard mass in the church and held the book for the priest at the baptism. Robert Sherman, 53, was receiver of rents of the manor of Whaddon and by his receipt for the payment of the rent has evidence of the age. William Dycon, 55, was with John Chalers when he was first told that his wife was delivered of a son. Robert Chapman, 43, had a house burnt down on that day. Thomas Rous, 60, had a son John born on the Thursday after that day. John Dette, 56, on the Tuesday after that day set out for the court of Rome. William Hitchyn, 55, on that day purchased one acre lying in the field of Whaddon, and knows by the date of the charter.
C 137/51, no. 48


CECILY WIFE OF GUY WHITYNTON
1179
Writ for proof of age of Cecily, sister and heir of Richard son of John Brounyng, kinsman and heir of Thomas Rodberugh, who held of William earl of Stafford. John Bray, esquire, to whom Richard II granted the wardship [CPR 1391–6, pp.281–2], should be warned. 13 Feb. 1405.
GLOUCESTER. Proof of age. Gloucester 3 March 1405
[Headed] Of full age, sixteen years and more. John Bray, esquire, warned by John Brasyer and William Bailly, did not come. The jurors said that Cecily was born at Leigh on 10 April 1389 and baptised there and they remember because: Thomas Walton, aged 60, on that day assisted John Preston, the chaplain, in the church after the baptism. John Walton, 55, went to find John Preston, the chaplain, and made him come to the church, and was himself present. William Russell of Corse, John Hall and John Colseye, all 60 and more, on that day settled various disputes between themselves and saw the baptism. John Clervowe, John White and John Hull, all 40 and more, on that day rode towards Gloucester past the church and met Cecily being carried from the church after the baptism in the arms of Margaret Merssh, her godmother. John Marchall, Walter Hathewey, William Sketeby and Nicholas Ruyhale, all 40 and more, were neighbours of John Brounyng the father, and it was common talk that she was born, and they saw her carried to and from the church to the home of John Brounyng.
C 137/51, no. 49


FULK DE GREY
1180
Writ for proof of age of Fulk, son of Fulk, brother of Roger son of Thomas Grey, knight, kinsman and heir of Thomas. John Pelham and John Typtoft, knights, who had the wardship [CFR XII, p.240], should be warned. 29 May 1405.
[Endorsed] They were so warned.
CAMBRIDGE. Proof of age. Caxton 22 July
The jurors say that he was born on 28 Oct. 1382 at Haddenham and baptised in Trinity church there, and so is of full age. This they know for the following reasons: John Ware, aged 46, had a son born and baptised in that church on the same day. Walter Crysp, 54, had a son ordained in that year who said his first mass in that church about the following 30 Nov. William Pernel, 48, because his eldest son died within a week of the day of the birth. John Brache, 47, was married after the following Midsummer. Edward Brond, 62, was on a pilgrimage to Canterbury with Fulk’s father when his mother was pregnant and gave birth. William Redberd, 58, bought certain lands and tenements in Haddenham from the father on 9 Nov. following the birth and knows by the date of the charters. Geoffrey Waryn, 63, because his wife’s father died on 31 Oct. of the previous year and was buried in that church. He made the tomb. John Gelyn, 54, set off for Santiago [de Compostela] on 2 Feb. following. Thomas Smyth, 66, because a stranger was killed by accident at Haddenham on 26 Nov. following the birth and he was there with the king’s coroner. John Mannyng, 48, was in the church at the baptism and held the book for the priest. Richard Mestylon, 60, paid Fulk the father £10 at Christmas after the birth, and he has a receipt which gives the date. William Outelawe, 62, says that Fulk affirmed, maintained and declared it (eum affirmavit, tenuit et nominavit) before the bishop in the church of Sutton in the same county, whence he well knows that Fulk son of Fulk de Grey is of full age.
C 137/51, no. 50


CECILY DURDAUNT
1181
Writ for proof of age of Cecily wife of Edward Durdaunt, daughter of Robert Aleyns, son of Roger Aleyns, brother of Geoffrey Aleyns of Cromer. Margery Moleyns, to whom Richard II granted the wardship [but see CFR XI, p.53], should be warned. 26 Jan. 1405.
[Endorsed] Margery Moleyns is dead.
NORFOLK. Proof of age. Beckham 23 Feb
The jurors say that Cecily was born at Beckham and baptised in the church there on 2 Feb. 1388, and is now aged 16 years. They say that they remember for the following reasons: Roger Symondesson, aged 58 years and more, because on 11 April in that year he married Margaret his wife. Richard Watteson, 51 and more, because on 9 May 1388 Robert [sic] father of Robert Aleyns died. Robert Glyve, 60 and more, because on 4 Jan. in that year going from Aylmerton to Cromer he fell, breaking his right arm. Richard Mawclerk, 66 and more, because his son, Robert, now deceased, was born on the preceding 20 Oct. Thomas Shirforde, 40 and more, because on 8 May in that year his son John was drowned in the sea near Cromer. John Capron, 67 and more, because on 6 April 1388 Agnes his sister broke her left shin on her way to the mill at Cromer. Thomas Howes, 70 and more, because his son Richard died on 6 Jan. 1388. John Bonde, draper, 60 and more, because on 4 May 1388 Margaret his daughter was born. John Shepherd, 66 and more, because he married Margaret his wife on 6 Jan. 1389. Robert Ulpe, 68 and more, because on 4 May in that year his son Henry was drowned near Cromer. John Anneseye, 57 and more, because Peter his son, now deceased, was born on 10 May 1388. William Ulpe, 68 and more, because his son John died on 12 April 1388.
C 137/51, no. 51


THOMAS UGHTREDE
1182
Writ for proof of age of Thomas son of William, son of Thomas Ughtrede, knight, who held of Thomas Moubray. John and William Sandford, who were granted the wardship, should be warned. 29 May 1405.
[Endorsed] They were warned by John West and William Fox.
CFR
Robert Pye of Riby, aged 46 years and more, says that Thomas was born at Riby and baptised in the parish church there on 6 Jan. 1382. He knows because he held a book from which the priest read at the baptism. William Launde of Laceby, 40 and more, knows the date because his wife was churched on that day in Laceby church. John Bryd of Bradley, 40 and more, knows because his son was buried [the remainder is illegible].
C 137/51, no. 52


MAUD CORBET
1183
STAFFORD. Assignment of dower to Maud widow of Robert Corbet, knight, in the presence of Henry Swan, attorney of Robert Corbet, knight, son and heir of Robert. King’s Bromley 1 Feb 1405
King’s Bromley, 1 watermill, annual value 5 marks, and 1 parcel of 3 a. meadow called ‘Halle Medowe’, annual value 26s.8d., as the value of the third part of the manor.
C 137/51, no. 33


ELEANOR WIDOW OF IVO DE HARLESTON
1184
Writ to assign dower in the presence of John Foljaumbe and John Pygot, clerk, who were granted the wardship [CFR XII, p.235; CPR 1401–5, p.367], the former escheator having been removed before he could execute the writ. 26 May 1405.
Dunton, a third part of the manor called Dunton Chamberlains inside the great ditch called the ‘Mote’ on the south side, as appears by the bounds there placed, with free ingress and egress by the gate of the site; a grange called the ‘Greteberne’, a third part of the lower part of a house called ‘le Bakhous’ by the great gate of the manor, and 1 stable at the upper end of the grange called the ‘Wheteberne’ next to the same gate, all as a third part of the hall; 2 chambers, 1 kitchen, 1 house called the long ‘Shephous’, the grange called the ‘Wheteberne’, and 2 parts of the house called the ‘Bakhous’, all belonging to the manor. All the close called the ‘Foreyerd’ within the gates and houses aforesaid is in common between John Foljaumbe, John Pygot and Eleanor. Also a third part of the profits of the dovecot, a third part of a close called ‘Woderoveclos’ by the bounds there placed, and the profits of the boughs of the trees growing on the south side of the door of the great grange which opens in ‘Woderoveclos’ to a bound by the kitchen of the manor on both sides of the ditch, and all the willows growing by the way leading from the manor to Dunton; a third part of the perquisites of the court; the rents and services of Robert Laurence, Richard Saltwelle, Richard Gylle, Richard Coupere and John Paternostre, junior, free tenants of the manor, as a third part of all the free tenancies; the rents and services of John Paternostre, senior and junior, for their lands in Dunton, and of Robert Abraham and William Paton, and a third part of those of John Roger, servile tenants, as a third part of all the servile tenancies of the manor; and the following parcels of demesne arable with the meadow, pasture and headlands of each, all lying to the south of their respective parcels: 5 a. at the end as a third part of 15 a. by the manor; 13 a. 1 1/3 roods as a third of 40 a. called ‘Borende’ and ‘Eldeponde’; 4 a. as a third of 12 a. called ‘Rokisdole’; 6 a. as a third of 18 a. called ‘Ladymauncell’; 4 1/2 a. and 1/3 of 1/2 a. as a third of 14 a. called the ‘Fourteenacres’; 2 a. as a third of 6 a. called ‘Shortlond Dole’; 5 a. as a third of 15 a. called ‘Bradsik Dole’; 6 a. as a third of 18 a. called ‘Delle Dole’; 2 1/2 a. and 1/3 a. as a third of 8 a. next ‘Delle Dole’; 1 1/2 a. and 1/3 of 1/2 a. as a third of 5 a. called ‘Shor…ode’; 12 a. as a third of 36 a. called ‘Riggewey Dole’; and 1 a. of meadow called ‘Berystardy’ for a third part of 2 a. on ‘Welyforlang’.
C 137/51, no. 54


JOAN WIDOW OF EDMUND, DUKE OF YORK
1185
Writ to assign dower, the escheator having been removed before he could execute the writ of 28 Sept. 1402. 15 Jan. 1405.
MIDDLESEX. Assignment of dower, Richard Baynard, attorney of Edward now duke of York, son and heir of Edmund, having been warned. Westminster 20 Feb
Assignment of £94 8s.9 1/2d. at the exchequer as a third part of the £283 6s.8d. granted by Edward III, with the arrears from 28 Sept. 1402 to date. [Cf. no. 626 above].
C 137/51, no. 55


JOHN BERTELOT
1186
Writ, melius sciri, he being said to have alienated his lands and dissipated his goods owing to his idiocy, what they are and who now holds them. 6 March 1405.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Hitchin 19 May
He was an idiot from birth, incapable of adminstering his property. He held in St. Albans by right of inheritance: One messuage called ‘Bertelottestenement’ between the tenement of William Jolyf on one side and a messuage of the abbot of St. Albans on the other, annual value 20s. Two shops in ‘Heyrowe’ between the tenements of Adam Stonham and the prioress of Sopwell, annual value 9d. One messuage and 3 a. in Holywell Hill by ‘Fullyngwelle Lane’ between the lands of the abbot on both sides, annual value 12d. The 3 a. are in the field called ‘Malebranchefeld’ in St. Peter’s parish, extending from the king’s highway to the field formerly of John Randulf, between the land of Richard Wellyng and John Faunton, and are held of the abbot of St. Albans and the prioress of Sopwell, service unknown. All descended to him after the death of Margaret wife of Robert Whight, as next heir of William Bertelot, his grandfather. Robert died on 10 Aug. 1402. Joan wife of Alexander Smith, sister of John Bertelot, his next heir, is aged 50 years and more. Richard Wallyngford and Roger Bryde, fuller of St. Albans, have held them since 10 Aug. 1402, title unknown. Geoffrey Felyngdon, chaplain of St. Albans, on 20 April last, after the messuage was taken into the king’s hands by the escheator, knocked down, took and carried off from the messuage, without the king’s licence and to the king’s annual loss of 10s., a building made for John Bertelot worth 30s.
C 137/51, no. 57


WILLIAM DE FERRARIIS
1187
Writ, plenius certiorari, stating that Edward III in parliament on 3 March 1337 granted [CPR 1334–8, p.418] the reversion of the manor of Walton upon Trent after the death of Queen Isabel his mother to Henry de Ferrariis and the heirs male of his body; that afterwards by an inquisition held on 6 Sept. 1358 [CIPM X, pp.358–9] it was found that Isabel had held the manor of Walton upon Trent for life with the advowson, with remainder to William son and heir of Henry de Ferrariis, and she had attorned for it; that by a second inquisition [CIPM X, p.358] it was found that she held the manor of Fakenham in Norfolk for life with reversion to the king; and that both were then in the king’s hands and both William and Henry died before they were released. Inquire when they died, who is next heir, and what is his age. 30 Nov. 1404.
DERBY. Inquisition. Measham, [Leics] 22 Dec
William de Ferrariis died on 7 Jan. 1371. Henry was his son, and heir to the manor of Walton upon Trent with the advowson. He was then aged 14, and he died on 3 Feb. 1388. William his son and heir is aged 30 years and more. [Cf. no. 683 above].
C 137/51, no. 59


JOHN DE HOLAND, EARL OF HUNTINGDON
1188
ex officio
On the day of his death and forfeiture he held the manor of Tytherington of Edmund earl of Stafford of his manor of Thornbury, annual value 40 marks. He died on 15 Jan. 1400. William de Clynton, knight, has taken the profits since his death, title unknown. John son of John Holand, his next heir, is aged 9 years and more.
Writ to assign dower to Elizabeth Lancastre, wife of John Cornewaill, knight, his widow.
C 137/51, no. 60
E 149/85, no. 7


PETER GRUBBE AND JULIANA HIS WIFE
1189
Writ, plenius certiorari, Peter Grubbe, citizen and fishmonger of London, and Juliana being said to have held property in free burgage which should have escheated for lack of heirs. 18 Oct. 1404.
LONDON. Inquisition. Guildhall 10 Dec
They held to themselves and the heirs of Juliana 1 messuage in the parish of All Hallows, Bread Street, by the gift of John Lynton, formerly parson of St. Vedast’s, and John Adam and Thomas Polle, citizens and goldsmiths of London, annual value 4 marks. Juliana died without heirs, and Peter died later.
1190
ex officio
Peter Grubbe, citizen and fishmonger, died on 14 Oct. 1400 holding 1 messuage in the parish of All Hallows, Bread Street, which escheated to the king as appears by the inquisition already returned. William Grubbe, fishmonger, entered after his death and took the profits from 14 Oct. to 10 Dec. 1404; annual value 4 marks.
C 137/51, no. 61
E 149/86, no. 2


JOHN CHAPMAN OF GUSSAGE ST. ANDREW
1191
Writ, plenius certiorari, as the inquisition held under Richard II did not give his status in 1 messuage and 16 a. in Gussage St. Andrew [CIPM XVII, no. 620]. 18 March 1405.
DORSET. Inquisition. Sturminster Marshall 11 June
He held this messuage and 16 a. in Gussage St. Andrew in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by a rent of 1 lb. cumin, annual value 3s.6d. He died on 27 July 1391. Robert Chapman, clerk, his son and heir, is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/51, no. 62


WILLIAM WYKEHAM, BISHOP OF WINCHESTER
1192
ex officio
William Wykeham, bishop of Winchester, died on 27 Sept. last holding quitrents of £10 11s.8d. payable at Easter and Michaelmas from the following tenements in the parish of All Hallows the Less in Dowgate ward: The house of John Beaufort, earl of Somerset, which the king granted him after the forfeiture of John earl of Huntingdon [CPR 1399–1401, p.546], 20s. A tenement formerly of John Weston and now of Richard Northlode, knight, and Joan his wife, daughter and heir of Alice Perers, 20s. A tenement formerly of Robert Turk, knight, 20s. A tenement formerly of Henry Darcy and Margery his wife in the right of Margery, and now of Richard Torell, 53s.4d. A tenement formerly of William Enot, citizen and draper, 10s. A tenement of John Snypston, vintner, and Joan his wife, daughter of Simon Benfeld, 26s.8d. Also the following in the parish of All Hallows the Great in the same ward: The tenements in Greenwich Lane of the prior of the new hospital outside Bishopsgate, 20s. A tenement of Philip Seynclere, knight, and Margaret his wife, formerly called Coldharbour, on both sides of the lane, 26s.8d. A tenement of Nicholas Waterton, formerly of William Leyre, 20d. A tenement of the prior of the hospital of St. Mary Elsing Spital within Cripplegate, formerly of John Norhampton, 7s.10d. A capital messuage of two lanes in the Ropery now held by Robert Comberton, 5s.6d., and A tenement of Robert Parys called the ‘Castell in the Hope’ in the parish of St. Margaret Moses in Friday Street, Bread Street ward, 1 lb. pepper at Easter.
E 149/85, no. 13
1193
ex officio
William Wykeham, bishop of Winchester, held the manor of Piddlehinton, part of the possessions of the alien priory of Mortain, for life by the grant of Edward III [CPR 1370–4, p.219]. It has now come into the king’s hands and belongs to the king. There are assize rents of £11 3s. payable by equal parts at the four terms; 100 a. arable, of which 30 lie fallow and 70 at 4d. are worth 23s.4d. annually; common pasture for 300 sheep, 10s.; 2 a. meadow, herbage before harvesting 8s. but afterwards nil because common; a close anciently of the manor house, pasture 4s.; and perquisites of court 13s.4d. He died on 27 Sept. last.
E 149/85, no. 13


JOHN TREVENANT, BISHOP OF HEREFORD
1194
ex officio
He died on 29 March 1404 holding 1 house in St. Mary Mounthaw parish, Queenhithe ward, which would let for 5 marks 6s.8d., but was, and still is, vacant and unlet; and also 1 shop, parcel of the same, annual value 6s.8d.
E 149/86, no. 1


JOAN WIFE OF JOHN DEYNCOURT
1195
Writ for proof of age…. 16 Feb. 1401.
The jurors say that she was born and baptised at Rotherfield Greys on [20 July 1386] and was aged 14 years on 20 July last and know this for the following reasons: Thomas Clobbere, aged 56 years and more, was granted 1 messuage in Rotherfield Greys on the Thursday after her birth by Richard Noke, and knows by the date of the charter. William Padenhale, 35 and more, was granted various lands in the same place by Walter Braye on the Sunday after her birth, and also knows by the date of the charter. Reynold Jory, 40 and more, had a son John baptised in the church of Henley upon Thames on the day that Joan was born. William More, 40 and more, … was buried in Rotherfield Greys church on the day of the baptism. John Aleyn, 45 and more, had a grange at Rotherfield Greys burnt down on the day of the baptism. William Rede, 40 and more, married his wife Joan on that day. John Durches, 69 and more, had a son who celebrated his first mass on that day. Robert Newemore, 30 and more, was riding to Oxford … Stephen Lytelmore, … John Croyle, … Nicholas Har… and John … [statements illegible].
C 137/64, no. 84