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HELEN WIDOW OF ROBERT DE OGLE
1
Writ 16 Feb. 1406.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 1 April
She held 12 husbandlands and 12 cottages in Lorbottle of the king in chief by knight service and a rent of 10s., annual value 2 marks and no more because of destruction by the Scots. She died on 22 Sept. 1403. Robert de Ogle, senior, knight, her son and heir is aged 30 years and more. William de Dene, Thomas Wylkynson and Thomas Hamyll have held the premises and taken the profits by their own authority without any grant.
2
Writ, melius certiorari, as to estate and amount of service not given in the above inquisition. 28 May 1406.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 25 Jan 1407
She held the manor of Lorbottle in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of keeping the pleas of the crown in Northumberland, paying 10s. for the guard of the castle, and by the service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee.
C 137/52, no.1
E 152/408, nos.2, 3


JOHN DE GYSELHAM
3
Writ 12 May 1406.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Beccles 3 July
One messuage and 12 a. in Ellough, which were held by John de Gyselham, came into the king’s hands when he was outlawed on 20 March 1357 at the suit of Thomas Gardener in a plea of account, and they are still so held. They are held of Edmund Berry, esquire, in socage, service unknown, annual value 10s. He died on 19 July 1372. William, John and Henry, his sons, are his next heirs by the custom of the vill of Ellough and other vills nearby. Each of them is aged 36 years and more.
C 137/52, no.2


MAUD WIFE OF RICHARD WYLUGHBY, KNIGHT
4
Writ 4 Sept. 1406.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 13 Sept
She held nothing in Nottinghamshire.
5
DERBY. Inquisition. Risley 14 Sept 1406
She held nothing in Derbyshire.
C 137/52, no.3


JOHN CURSON
6
Writ 20 Jan. 1406.
DERBY. Inquisition. Derby 8 April
Long before his death, by his charter shown to the jurors, he granted all his lands and tenements in Derbyshire, in parcels to Robert Twyford and others named in the charter, and they still hold them. He died on 24 May 1405. John his son and next heir is aged 12 years and more.
C 137/52, no.4
E 149/88, no.7


KATHERINE NOTEBEME
7
Writ 16 Aug. 1406.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 27 Aug
She held the manor of Plegdon in her demesne as of fee of the earl of Westmorland of his manor of Clavering, service unknown, annual value 100s. She died on 8 Aug. Mirabel wife of William Geddyng and Margaret wife of John Hynkkele are her daughters and next heirs, each aged 24 years and more.
8
Writ 16 Aug. 1406.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Wickhambrook 24 Aug
She held the manor of Great Thurlow in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief by rendering yearly a pair of gilt spurs, annual value 20 marks. She died on 8 Aug. Mirabel wife of William Geddyng, aged 36 years and more, and Margaret, wife of John Hynkkele, aged 28 years and more, are her daughters and next heirs. Writs to partition her holdings [CFR 1405–13, p.45]
C 137/52, no.5
E 149/87, no.7
E 152/411


RICHARD EUSTACE
9
Writ 6 May 1406.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Fordingbridge 3 Sept
He held 1 cottage, 4 a. arable and 1 a. meadow in Godshill by Fordingbridge in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value 2s. He died on 14 April last. Joan, his sister, and Ralph the son of Margaret, his other sister, are his next heirs, aged 40 years and more and 26 years and more.
C 137/52, no.6
10
Writ, melius certiorari, as to estate not given in the above inquisition. 14 Jan. 1408.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 18 June
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief 1 cottage, 4 a. arable and 1 a. meadow in Godshill by Fordingbridge by the service of rendering 3s. at the manor of Lyndhurst at Michaelmas.
C 137/68, no.40


NICHOLAS GOUXHILL, KNIGHT
11
Writ 28 Aug. 1405.
DERBY. Inquisition. Pleasley 23 Oct
He held half the vill of Killamarsh in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the honour of Peverel by knight service, annual value 10 marks. He also held the manor of Barlborough in his demesne as of fee of other than the king, but of whom is unknown, annual value 20 marks. He died on 21 July 1403. Nicholas his son and heir is aged 11 years and more. Robert de Leghe, knight, and Margaret his wife have occupied, and still occupy, the half of Killamarsh, and take the profits, title unknown. Elizabeth widow of Philip de Dercy, knight, and Robert de Legh and Margaret have held Barlborough since his death, title also unknown.
C 137/52, no.7


JOAN WIFE OF RALPH SHELTON, KNIGHT
12
Writ 15 June 1406.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Boxford 21 June
She held the manor of Brent Eleigh jointly with Ralph, her late husband, of the king of the honour of Helion, by the service of one knight’s fee, by the grant of John de Kenteford, parson of Shelton, and William Gardener to them and the heirs of their bodies with remainder to the right heirs of Ralph; annual value 10 marks. They died without heirs of their bodies. She died on 8 June last. Ralph Shelton, knight, son of Ralph, knight, is next heir, aged 58 years and more.
C 137/52, no.8
E 149/88, no.3


RICHARD HASELDEN
13
Writ 11 Nov. 1405.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Litlington 15 Nov 1406
He held 2 a. in Steeple Morden in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service as parcel of one fee called ‘Chenyesmaner’, annual value 16d. In Litlington he held the manor called Huntingfields of the earl of Stafford as one knight’s fee, annual value 12 marks. He died on 11 April 1405. Thomas his son and heir was aged 20 years on 29 June last. Joan Hasildene has taken the issues since his death, title unknown.
C 137/52, no.9
E 149/89, no.2


AGNES DAUGHTER AND HEIR OF ADAM PRAT
14
Writ 16 June 1406.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Ampthill 3 Oct
One messuage in Bedford held of the prior of Newnham by a rent of 4d. was taken into the king’s hands owing to the idiocy of Agnes Prat, annual value 10s. Alice her sister and next heir is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/52, no.10


THOMAS TAUK, ESQUIRE
15
Writ 13 Oct. 1405.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Chichester 31 Oct
He held nothing in Sussex. He died on 11 Oct. last. Robert his son and next heir was aged 1 year on 23 Sept. last.
16
Writ 13 Oct. 1405.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Broughton 5 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee: West Tytherley, half the manor and the advowson, of the king in chief in grand serjeanty, annual value £8; and lands annexed to the manor called ‘Lamberdeslondes’, of William Escote by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value nil beyond the rent. East Dean, the manor, of the manor and lordship of East Tytherley, service unknown, annual value £4. Stanbridge, 1 messuage, 40 a. arable, 6 a. meadow and a fishery in the Test, of John Kyrkeby by a rent of 30s.2d., annual value 10s. Romsey, various lands and tenements, of the abbess in socage, annual value 40s. Southampton, various tenements, of the king in burgage, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/52. no.11


ROGER PYCCHEFORD
17
Writ 1 July 1405.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Penkridge 22 Oct
He held a quarter of the manor of Blymhill in his demesne as of fee jointly with Hawise his wife, of Edmund, brother and heir of William late earl of Stafford, then a minor in the king’s ward, by knight service, by the grant of William Huwet, vicar of Sheriff Hales, and Roger de Aston, parson of Weston under Lizard, by the name of all their lands in Blymhill and Brineton, to them and their heirs, annual value 100s. He died on 5 Feb. 1397. William his son and heir is aged 30 years and more. Hawise has held it since his death and taken the profits.
C 137/52, no.12


WILLIAM DE BLYTON OF LONG LEADENHAM
18
Writ 23 Feb. 1406.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Navenby 11 March
He held in his demesne as of fee: Canwick, 1 toft called ‘le Pynfoldgarth’ containing 1 rood of arable, and 1 carucate of arable and meadow, of the king in chief by knight service as a fifth part of one eleventh of a fee, annual value 26s.8d. Lincoln, 1 messuage and 3 cottages, of the king in chief in free burgage, annual value 6s.8d. Washingborough, 4 swathes of marsh meadow containing 1 a., of the earl of Richmond by custom of the manor in ancient demesne, rendering 1 1/2d. yearly, annual value 6d. Wellingore, the lordship called ‘Blytonfee’, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service and a rent of 2s. for the guard of the castle of Bolingbroke, annual value 13s.4d. Long Leadenham, 1 messuage and 2 carucates of arable and meadow, of the earl of Richmond by knight service and a rent of 8s., annual value 53s.4d. He died at Southwell on 1 Feb. last. Robert his son and heir is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/52, no.13
E 149/88, no.1


JOHN DE STAUNTON
19
Writ 7 Sept. 1405.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 19 Nov 1405
He held the manor of Staunton Harold in his demesne as of fee, of Robert Fraunceys, knight, as a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value £8. He died on 14 Sept. [sic] last. Thomas his son and next heir is aged 2 years and no more.
C 137/52, no.14
E 152/407, no.1


HENRY SON OF WILLIAM DE APPELFORD
20
Writ 12 Nov. 1405.
KENT. Inquisition. Ashford 22 April 1406
He was an idiot from birth with insufficient intelligence to administer his lands and tenements. He held half a messuage with courtyard in Ashford of the dean and college of the free chapel of St. Stephen in the palace of Westminster by fealty, suit of court at Ashford every 3 weeks and half a rent of 4s., annual value 3s.4d. It was taken into the hands of Edward III and is still held by the king. He died on 24 March 1396. Alexander de Appelford, his brother and next heir, is aged 50 years and more.
C 137/52, no.15


TERESA WIFE OF JOHN HENRYSON OF GREAT LIMBER
21
Writ 3 Dec. 1405.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Market Rasen 7 Jan 1406
She held in her demesne as of fee 1 toft in Limber of Richard II in chief in socage, annual value 12d.; and 1 selion in the field of Limber, comprising 1 a. of arable, of Henry Beaumys by suit of court every 3 weeks, annual value nil. She died on 2 July 1385. Richard son of John Henrison, her son and heir, is aged 24 years and more. Richard II and the present king have taken the profits by the escheators.
C 137/52, no.16


JOHN ATTE BOURE OF BODHAM
22
Writ 10 Oct. 1405.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Holt 22 July 1406
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 60 a. arable, 6 a. meadow, 2 a. pasture and 40 a. heath, with a free foldage in Bodham and East Beckham, of the king in chief by the service of one knight’s fee, a rent of 10s. to Dover castle and suit of court at the honour of Haughley; annual value 13s.4d. He died on 6 July 1405. Roger his son and heir is aged 40 years and more.
C 137/52, no.17


ROBERT TODENHAM, ESQUIRE
23
Writ 10 May 1406.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 26 May
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service the following parts of the barony of Bedford: Renhold, two parts of 100 a., annual value 13s.4d. and at that sum let to farm. Holwellbury, two parts of a toft and of 2 roods, annual value 4d. Langford, two parts of half a messuage and of half a virgate, annual value 4s. Wootton, a rent of 10s. Bedford, two parts of a court held every three weeks, annual value 18d. He died on 27 Dec. last. Robert his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
24
Writ 6 Feb. 1407
YORK. Inquisition. Beverley 24 March
In the town and fields of Elstronwick by Burstwick and of Humbleton he held 23 messuages and 20 bovates of Edmund earl of Kent of his manor of Cottingham by knight service, annual value 66s.8d. He died on 27 Dec. 1405. Robert his son and next heir was then aged 14 years and more. The king by letters patent shown to the jurors [CPR 1405–8, p.145] granted on 1 January 1406 to John Tiptot, knight, all the lands to the value of 20 marks then in his hands owing to the minority until the full age of an heir, and so Tiptot has held them.
25
Writ 18 April 1407.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 30 April
Jointly with Margaret his wife, who survives him, he held by the grant of William Berdewell and John Herlyng, knights, Thomas Neve, parson of Creswell, John Elvered, parson of Oxborough, Robert Grandesden, parson of West Harling, and Edmund Thwayt, but of whom is unknown: Nether Heyford, the manor called ‘Patteshullesmanere’, annual value 2 marks. Grimscote, the manor, annual value 40s. Farthingstone, 2 messuages, annual value 1/2 mark. Bugbrooke, 3 messuages, annual value 18s. Cold Ashby, 1 messuage and 1 cottage, annual value 40d. West Haddon, 5 messuages, annual value 30s. Floore, 3 messuages, annual value 2 marks. Pattishall, 2s. rent. He died on 27 Dec. 1405. Robert his son and heir is aged 15 years and more. Margaret has held them since his death and still so holds.
C 137/52, no.18
E 149/87, no.3


JAMES BOTELLER, EARL OF ORMOND
26
Writ 4 Oct. 1405.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. West Stow 16 Oct
He held the manor of Cantilupe in Great Finborough in his demesne as of fee, annual value 20 marks. He died on 7 Sept. James his son and heir is aged 13 years and more.
27
Writ 4 Oct. 1405.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 3 Nov
He held nothing in Bedfordshire. Date of death and heir as above.
28
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Stony Stratford 30 Oct 1405
He held in his demesne as of fee: Aylesbury, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £40. Hulcott, the manor, of Lord Bardolf in socage by a yearly rent of 6s., annual value £10. Linford, the manor, a fifth part of the prince [of Wales] of the honour of Berkhamsted, the rest of the earl of Oxford by knight service; annual value £12 6s.8d. Twyford, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £6. Date of death and heir as above.
29
Writ 4 Oct. 1405.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Brailes 20 Oct
He held the manor of Long Compton in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Hereford, service unknown, annual value 12 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
30
Writ 4 Oct. 1405.
SURREY. Inquisition. Shere 27 Jan 1406
He held the manor of Shere in his demesne as of fee of Thomas earl of Arundel by the service of 1 1/2 knight’s fees and suit of court at Reigate every three weeks. There are 1 capital messuage, annual value nil; assize rents of free tenants and villeins, £12; 73 a. arable at 2d., 12s.10d.; 2 a. meadow at 12d., 2s.; 1 a. marsh, 12d.; 300 a. wood called ‘le Cheyt’, 12d.; and in the parish of Cranleigh, member of the manor called ‘Vacherie’, 1 messuage, nil; 120 a. arable [at 8d., £4]; 10 a. meadow at 8d., 6s.8d.; 2… a…. wood[?], 10s.; 80 a. wood, 6s.8d.; and pleas and perquisites of court, 10s.; total £18 10s.2d. Date of death and heir as above. Stephen Screy, knight, has taken the profits since his death.
31
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester 26 Oct 1405
He held the manor of Aston Blank in his demesne as of fee of the bishop of Worcester by knight service, annual value £10. He died on 4 Sept. 1405. James his son and next heir is aged 14 years and more.
32
HEREFORD. Inquisition. Hereford 10 Oct 1405
He held the manor of Kilpeck, but of whom and by what service is unknown; annual value £24. He died on 6 Sept. last. James his son and heir was aged 13 years on 7 June last. He formerly held the office of forester of the king’s forest of Haywood, and granted it by letters patent to Hugh Waterton, knight, to hold for his life.
C 137/52, no.19
E 149/87, no.1
E 152/415, no.2
33
Writ 4 March 1412.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Bulmer 2 May
He held the manor of Smeetham in Bulmer in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of Boulogne by a rent of 2s., annual value £10. He died on 6 Sept. 1405. James Boteler, his son and heir, is aged 22 years and more. Thomas de Lancaster, steward of England, has occupied it and taken the profits since his death by virtue of the king’s grant by letters patent [CPR 1405–8, p.88].
C 137/85, no.9


JOHN ESTBURY
34
Writ 18 Aug. 1406.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Newbury 24 Aug
In Eastbury he held 1 toft, 2 virgates, 1/2 a. meadow, 2 a. wood and 7s. rent in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 10s. Long before his death he gave the manor of Eastbury, except the above, and all his other lands in the county to Reynold Kentwode, John Wright, John Hankokes and their heirs by his charter, dated at Eastbury on 16 June 1405 and shown to the jurors. They were seised long before his death and still hold them. He died on 14 Aug. last. Ralph Arches is his kinsman and next heir, being the son of John, son of Edith his sister, aged 28 years and more.
35
ex officio
He held 1 messuage, 2 virgates, 1/2 a. meadow, 2 a. wood and 7s. rent in Eastbury of the king in chief as a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 10s.; and 1 messuage, 1 toft, 1 dovecot, 3 carucates, 4 a. meadow, 8 a. wood and £4 rent there of William Hoo by a rent of 1d., annual value 100s. He died on 14 Aug. Ralph Arches, his heir, is aged 28 years and more.
36
Writ, melius sciri, reciting the two above inquisitions, of which the second does not give his estate and does not mention whether the premises form the manor, 12 Nov. 1406.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Grandpont 1 Dec
He held to himself and his heirs 1 messuage, 2 virgates etc. in Eastbury of the king in chief; and 1 messuage, 1 toft etc. there of William de Hoo by a rent of 1d., as above [no.35]. The part held of William Hoo comprises the manor of Eastbury specified in the writ.
37
Writ 14 Dec. 1406.
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Wallingford 14 Jan 1407
He held in his demesne as of fee to himself and his heirs 1 toft etc. in Eastbury by the service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee, as above [no.34]; and 1 messuage etc. as above [no.35]. He died on 14 Aug. 1406. Ralph son of John Arches, son of Edith his sister, is next heir, aged 28 years and more. Ralph has taken the issues of the first parcel by the grant of Peter Besyles, late escheator, since the death of John Estbury, and Thomas Estbury has taken the rest, held of William Hoo, title unknown.
38
Writ 24 Aug. 1406.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 6 Sept
He held 3 parts of the manor of Watford, as half a knight’s fee, and 1 1/2 messuages and 1 1/4 virgates there, of the king in chief by the law or courtesy of England after the death of Agnes his wife, of her inheritance, with remainder to George son of Nicholas de Burneby, father of Eustace de Burneby, father of Agnes, as uncle and heir of Agnes. George de Burneby is aged 40 years and more. The annual values are: 3 parts of manor beyond the payment of £20 at the exchequer by equal parts at Michaelmas and Easter, 40 marks; the 1 1/2 messuages and 1 1/4 virgates, 25s.8d. These latter are held of the manor, service unknown. He died on 14 Aug. Ralph Arches is his next heir, being the son of John and Joan [sic] his wife, sister of John Estbury, aged 24 years and more.
C 137/53, no.20
E 149/88, no.5


JOAN WIDOW OF JOHN BORDON
39
Writ 8 Aug. 1406.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 5 Oct
She held a third part of the manor of Burdens Ball in dower of the inheritance of Cecily wife of Henry Thorp, daughter and heir of John Bordon, by assignment of Henry and Cecily. The whole manor is held of the abbess of Wilton as a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value of the third part 13s.4d. She died on 5 July last. Cecily is next heir, aged 36 years and more.
40
Writ 8 Aug. 1406.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Tetbury 28 Sept
She held the manor of Oldbury of the duchy of Lancaster for life, with reversion to John Burdon and his heirs, by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 8 marks 6s.8d. Date of death as above. Cecily wife of Henry Throp, the daughter and next heir of John, is aged 36 years and more.
41
Writ 8 Aug. 1406.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 9 Sept
She held a third part of the manor of Kingsteignton for life in the dower of John Burdon, of the inheritance of Cecily wife of Henry Thorp, daughter and heir of John Burdon, by the assignment of Henry and Cecily. The manor is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value of the third part 5 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/53, no.21


MARGARET WIDOW OF THOMAS BERKELEY OF COBERLEY
42
Writ 23 April 1406.
DERBY. Inquisition. Chilcote 15 May
She held a third part of the manor of Chilcote in dower for life with reversion to Margaret wife of Nicholas Mattesdon, daughter of Thomas, and Alice wife of Thomas Brugge, his other daughter and heir, both of full age. The manor is held of the heirs of Thomas de Erdyngton, knight, by knight service, annual value of the third part £6. She died on 4 April last. Margaret and Alice are next heirs, aged 30 years and more and 28 years and more.
43
Writ 24 April 1406.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cheltenham 10 May
She held a third part of the manors of Stoke Orchard and Coberley in dower for life with reversion as above. Stoke Orchard is held of the king in chief in petty serjeanty, annual value of the third part 40s.; the third part of Coberley of Robert Cheddre and Elizabeth his wife in right of Elizabeth by knight service, annual value 40s. Date of death and heirs as above.
44
Writ, mandamus, ordering the taking of the inquisition if not already taken, 17 Aug. 1406.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Gloucester 30 Aug
She held a third part of the manor of Stoke Orchard, except 1 a., and a third part of half the manor of Coberley, in dower for life by the assignment of Nicholas Mattesdon and Margaret, one daughter and heir of Thomas Berkeley, of full age, with reversion to them; because these with the manor of Chilcote were allotted to them. The 1 a. in Stoke Orchard, the half manor of Coberley, and the manor of Eldersfield in Worcestershire were allotted to Thomas Brugge and Alice, the other daughter and heir, also of full age, by partition between them. The third part of Stoke Orchard is held of the king in chief in grand serjeanty, annual value 60s. The third part of the half of Coberley manor is held of Richard Cheddre and Elizabeth his wife in right of Elizabeth, annual value 26s.8d. Date of death as above. Who is next heir is unknown.
45
Writ 17 May 1406.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Upton upon Severn 4 June
She held a rent of 20 marks, granted to her for life from the manor of Eldersfield by Thomas Bruge in allowance for dower from that manor. Date of death as above. Robert de Patenham, her next heir, is aged 30 years and more.
46
Writ, plenius certiorari, the reversion of the annual rent not having been stated in the last inquisition, 3 Aug. 1406.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Upton upon Severn 14 Aug
The rent of 20 marks was granted by Thomas Brugge by a deed with clause of distraint. It was extinguished by her death, and cannot descend, revert or remain. She was not dowered with the manor.
Writs to assign dower and partition between the daughters of Thomas Berkeley, 22 May 1405, 17 Oct. 1406 [CCR 1402–5, p.432; CFR 1399–1405, p.308; 1405–13, p.57].
C 137/53, no.22
E 149/85, no.8; 88, no.6


ELEANOR WIDOW OF ROGER DE MORTUO MARI, EARL OF MARCH
47
Writ 5 Nov. 1405.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Taunton 18 March 1406
She held in dower of the inheritance of Roger, her late husband: Bridgwater, the castle, with a third part of the adjoining manor of Haygrove and a third part of the borough of Bridgwater; annual values, castle and third part of Haygrove £23 10s.2d., third part of borough £9. Odcombe, two parts of the manor, annual value £10. Milverton, two parts of the manor and hundred, annual value £13. North Newton, a third part of the manor, with the keeping of the forests of Neroche, Mendip, North Petherton and Exmoor, annual value £43. The third part of the borough of Bridgwater is held of the earl of Salisbury in socage. All the rest are held of the king in chief, by the service of rendering 12s.6d. yearly at the exchequer by the sheriff from the revenues of North Newton, as appears in the great roll of the exchequer under the name of Richard Pecche. She died on 23 Oct. last. Edmund, son of Roger and Eleanor, is her heir, age unknown.
48
ex officio
Edward Charleton, Lord Charleton of Powys, held in the dower of Eleanor countess of March, his wife, on the day that she died: Brimpsfield, the manor, annual value 20 marks. Bisley, a third part of the manor, annual value £20. Of whom they are held is unknown. She died on 6 Oct. last, heir as above.
49
ex officio
She held in dower of the inheritance of Roger de Mortuo Mari, her late husband: Winforton, the manor, annual value 20 marks and no more owing to lack of tenants because the lands were devastated by the Welsh rebels. Mansell Lacy, the manor, annual value 10 marks beyond 20 marks granted to Walter Bromwyche for life by Edmund late earl of March. Orleton, the manor, annual value £10(?). Netherwood, the manor, annual value 100s. Wolferlow, the manor, annual value 20s. beyond annuities, granted for life by Edmund late earl of March, of 100s. to Alice Benet and 20s. to Rose Child. Collington, 1 messuage, 1/2 carucate and 20 a. meadow, annual value 10s. Bredwardine, 1 toft, 1/2 virgate … a. meadow and 10 a. wood, annual value 20s. Cowarne, 11s. assize rent and 1 toft, annual value 20s. All are held of the earl of March of the honour, castle and lordship of Wigmore, which are in the king’s hands owing to his minority, service unknown. Eardisland, the manor, annual value £23, of the same earl of his castle of Radnor, and in the king’s hands for the same reason. Noakes, 13s.4d. rent and 1 toft, annual value 100s., of the abbot of Reading of his lordship of Reading, service unknown. Builth in Wales, the castle and manor, annual value nil owing to destruction by the rebels, of whom held and by what service is unknown. She died on 30 Oct. 1405. Edmund earl of March is her son and heir.
C 137/53, no.23
E 149/87, no.8


MAUD WIFE OF JOHN DYNHAM, KNIGHT
50
Writ 18 May 1406.
She held in her demesne as of fee 6s.8d. rent from a half toft and 36 a. arable and meadow in Highbrooks by Somerton with the reversion of the half toft and 36 a. after the deaths of John Sutton, Joan his wife, and John and Richard their sons, all of whom are still living and hold for the term of their lives. Owing to the death of John Mautravers, father of Maud, who held of the king in chief by knight service, this rent, being her portion as one of the daughters and heirs of John Mautravers, was taken into the king’s hands and so remains. She died about 1 Nov. 1402. Elizabeth, the other daughter of John Mautravers, who married Humphrey de Stafford, junior, knight, is her heir, aged 22 years and more. Since her death the rent has come to the king by the escheator owing to her minority and the partition of the inheritance.
C 137/53, no.24


REYNOLD COBHAM OF RANDALL, KNIGHT
51
Writ 16 March 1406.
John Hadle and Thomasia his wife held the manor of Milton by Gravesend in their demesne as of fee and granted it by charter to Reynold Cobham of Randall, knight, by the name of Reynold Cobham, esquire, and Elizabeth his wife. They had bought it jointly with Arnold Savage, knight, and John Seint Germayn, citizen and grocer of London, from William Daubeney, William Goldyngton and Peter Taddelowe, being formerly of Simon Beverle, knight, in exchange for all those lands and tenements which Reynold and Elizabeth held in Stepney, Hackney, Stratford and Langthorns and elsewhere in Middlesex and Essex which were formerly held by Thomas Morice, grandfather of Reynold. So he died seised in his demesne as of fee of the manor of Milton jointly with Elizabeth, who is still living. It is held of the king in chief as a member of the barony of Monchensy by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee; annual value 100s. He died on 12 Oct. last. Thomas his son and heir is aged 9 years and more.
C 137/53, no.25


THOMAS WEST, KNIGHT
52
Writ 26 April 1405.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Romsey 6 May
He held in his demesne as of fee to himself and his heirs: Oakhanger, the manor, of the king in chief as one quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £9 10s. of which 100s. is in assize rents payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Barton Peverel, the manor, of the king in chief as one knight’s fee, annual value £20 of which 53s.4d. is in assize rents payable by equal parts at the four terms. Winkton, the manor, of the earl of Salisbury in socage, annual value beyond the dower of Joan, widow of Thomas Blount, from the lands of John Farnhull, sometime her husband, £12 of which £6 is in assize rents payable by equal parts at the four terms. Long before his death by his charter dated at Newton Valence on 4 Aug. 1396 he enfeoffed Thomas Blount, junior, knight, John Halsham, senior, John Colman, clerk, John Kirkeby, Thomas Maldon, clerk, and John Stanlegh in the manors of Newton Valence and Testwood, not held of the king in chief, and in 100s. rent from the manor of Hale, to them and their heirs. He died on 18 April last. Thomas his son and next heir was aged 13 on 25 Nov. last.
53
Writ, plura. 20 May 1406.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 6 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee: Barton Peverel, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £24. Oakhanger, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £13 6s.8d. Winkton, the manor, of Miles de Stapleton of his manor of East Dean in socage, annual value £14. He died on 19 April 1405. Thomas his son and next heir is aged 14 years and more.
54
Writ, melius sciri, by king and council; whereas the former escheator was ordered by writ to hold an inquisition, and by a second writ to take no action until further ordered, order now to inquire, 24 Dec. 1405.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Salisbury 22 April 1406
He held nothing in Wiltshire. He died on 18 April 1405. Thomas his son and heir is aged 14 years and more.
55
Writ 26 April 1405.
DEVON. Inquisition. Ipplepen 4 June
By his charter dated at Broadhempston on 5 Oct. 1400 he granted the manor of Broadhempston, which he held in his demesne as of fee, to Ida, daughter of Amery de Sancto Amando and Eleanor his wife, and her heirs by Thomas his son, on condition that if she died without heirs by Thomas the son it should revert to Thomas the father, and he bound himself and his heirs to warranty for it. She is alive and holds it in fee tail of William Lord la Zouche of his castle of Totnes by knight service; annual value £20. He held nothing in the manor or in the reversion. He died on 19 April 1405, heir as above.
56
Writ as above [no.54] 24 Dec. 1405.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Steyning 16 July 1406
He held the manor and advowson of Blatchington of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of the Eagle by knight service; annual values, manor £10, advowson 20 marks. He also held certain lands and tenements in Sapperton in the parish of Heathfield of the bishop of Chichester, Lord Poynings and the heir of John Benfeld in free socage, annual value 100s. He died on 18 April 1405, heir as above.
57
Writ as above [no.54] 24 Dec. 1405.
DORSET. Inquisition. Dorchester 26 July 1406
He held in his demesne as of fee to himself and his heirs: Wolfeton, the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 100s. Bere Regis, the manor, of the earl of Salisbury in socage, annual value £10. Newton Peveril, the manor, of the heir of the Earl Marshal of his manor of Sturminster Marshall in socage, annual value £12. He died on 19 April 1405, heir as above.
C 137/53, no.26
E 149/86, no.12
E 152/414, no.1
58
Writ 6 Nov. 1412.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Navenby 9 March 1413
He held the manor of Bloxholm in his demesne as of fee of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value 100s., and the advowson, also valued at 100s. but the church is not vacant. He died on 19 April 1405; heir as above, aged 21 years and more. Owing to his death and the minority of the heir they were taken into the king’s hands and granted by letters patent to Eleanor, formerly wife of Amery de Sancto Amando, knight, Thomas la Warre, clerk, William Stokes and John Kirkeby, esquire, for a certain annual rent to the king [cf. CPR 1405–8, pp.11, 143]. They have held them by virtue of the letters patent.
59
Writ 6 Nov. 1412.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Melton Mowbray 2 March 1413
He held the manor of Birstall in his demesne in fee simple of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of Leicester by knight service, annual value 100s.; and the manor of Harby similarly of Lord de Roos by knight service, annual value 100s. Date of death, heir, grant and subsequent tenure as above [no.58].
60
Writ 6 Nov. 1412.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coleshill 14 Feb 1413
He held in his demesne in fee simple £10 rent from the manor of Snitterfield, payable by equal parts at Christmas and Midsummer. Date of death, heir, grant and subsequent tenure as above [no.58].
C 137/89, no.8


THOMAS DE PIKERYNG
61
Writ 3 Sept. 1406.
YORK. Inquisition. Howden 21 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee: Thorganby, 2 tofts, 80 a. arable and 8 a. meadow, of the king in chief as a hundredth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s. Ellerton, 1 messuage, 5 tofts, 4 bovates, 140 a. arable and 20 a. meadow, of Ralph baron of Greystoke, service unknown, annual value 100s. Bielby, 6 cottages, 15 bovates and 20 a. meadow, of the same Ralph, service unknown, annual value 100s. Aughton, 2 cottages 126 a. arable and 4 a. meadow; and Laytham, 1 toft and 1 bovate; of Thomas de Miton of his manor of Aughton, service unknown, annual value 20s. He died on 25 Aug. last. John his son and heir was aged 21 years and more on the day of his death.
62
Writ 3 Sept. 1406.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Penrith 28 Sept
He held half the manor of Birkby by the courtesy of England for life in right of Katherine his wife, of Richard son and heir of John de Hodilston, knight, by the rent of a red rose, annual value £4. He died on 25 Aug. John the son and heir of both Thomas and Katherine is aged 21 years and more.
63
Writ 3 Sept. 1406.
WESTMORLAND. Inquisition. Kendal 25 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee: Killington, the manor, of John de Parr, one of the lords of Kendal, by homage, fealty and a rent of 6d., annual value £8. Firbank, the hamlet, of the same by homage, fealty and a rent of 6s., annual value 100s. Old Hutton in Kendal, the hamlet, of Philippa duchess of Ireland by fealty and the rent of a red rose, annual value 100s. Meathop, the manor, of John de Bethome, knight, by fealty and a rent of 2s., annual value 106s.8d. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/53, no.27
E 152/409, nos.1, 2
E 152/416, no.3


THOMAS SON AND HEIR OF RICHARD DE LA RYVER
64
Writ 1 April 1406.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 11 June
He held the manor of Westrop in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service. He was under age and in the ward of Edward III because it was held in chief. He died on 13 March 1374. After his death Richard Priour, otherwise called Wydecombe, and Joan his wife entered the manor in right of Joan and took the profits, title unknown. Richard Clyvedon and Agnes his wife afterwards entered and enfeoffed Peter Courtenay, knight, to himself and his heirs. He enfeoffed Thomas Broke, knight, to himself and his heirs, and so he held, whereupon William Priour, otherwise Wydecombe, entered and held until Thomas Broke expelled him. Richard Clyvedon and Agnes, Peter Courtenay and Thomas Broke have taken the profits from the day that Richard and Agnes entered to the present, title unknown; annual value 20 marks. William Priour, otherwise Wydecombe, is the next heir of Thomas de la Ryver, being the son of Joan, daughter of Thomasia, sister of Richard, father of Thomas, aged 26 years and more.
C 137/53, no.28


MAUD WIFE OF JOHN ATTE WATIR OF STOCKTON ON THE FOREST
65
Writ 10 Oct. 1405.
YORK. Inquisition. Pocklington 26 Oct
She held in her demesne as of fee of the king in chief: Great Givendale, 1 waste place and 9 bovates, by knight service, annual value 6s.8d. and no more because lying waste and uncultivated; and 1 messuage and 4 bovates, by a rent of 5s. payable by the sheriff, annual value nil beyond the rent. Little Givendale, 1 1/3 bovates, by knight service, annual value 12d. and no more because fallow and uncultivated. She died on 24 Aug. William son of Thomas de Stokton and Helen wife of William Peresson of Wilberfoss are her heirs, William being the son of Agnes, aunt of Maud, and Helen the daughter of Agnes, daughter of Alice, the other aunt of Maud, ages 28 years and more, and 34 years and more.
C 137/53, no.29
E 152/416, no.6


JOHN DENCOURT, KNIGHT
66
Writ 17 May 1406.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Oundle 2 July
He held in his demesne as of fee: Duddington by Collyweston, 17 virgates of arable and meadow, of the duchy of Lancaster of the honour of the earl of Lincoln by the rent of one unmewed sparrowhawk, annual value £8. William Dencourt, his father, long before his death granted a rent of 100 marks from the 17 virgates and other lands in other counties to Ralph de Nevyll, knight, John Fayrefax, Richard de Outhorp, Matthew de Torkessay, Robert Wycliff, clerk, and John Dencourt of Whaley, and their heirs and assigns, as appears by his deed. Duston, the manor, in right of his wife who survives him; the annual value, of whom held, and by what service are unknown. He died on 11 May last. William his son and heir is aged 3 years and more.
67
Writ 17 May 1406.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle 8 June
He held a third part of the vill of Rawmarsh with appurtenances in Upper and Nether Haugh in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £6. Date of death and heir as above.
68
Writ 17 May 1406.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 5 June
He held the manor of Granby in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, except £4 yearly rent from it which was assigned to Alice Lady Dencourt, John’s mother, in full dower of William Dencourt, her late husband, from his lands and tenements in Nottinghamshire and other counties, annual value of the rest £30. Date of death and heir as above.
69
DERBY. Inquisition. Chesterfield 7 June
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service: Elmton and Creswell, the manor, annual value £6. Holmesfield, the manor, annual value £15. William, his father, long before his death granted an annuity of 100 marks from this manor and other lands in other counties to Ralph de Nevyll, knight, John Fayrefax, Richard de Outhorp, Matthew de Torkessay, Robert de Wycliff, clerk, and John Dencourt of Whaley, and their heirs and assigns. Date of death and heir as above.
70
Writ 17 May 1406.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Lincoln 19 June
He held a lordship in Burton Coggles by Corby in his demesne as of fee, including 24s. assize rents payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas, the services of the tenants when they occur, and view of frankpledge twice yearly after Easter and Michaelmas, annual value nil beyond the expenses and fees of the steward and bailiff. It is held of the manor of Blankney by knight service, and the manor of the king in chief. Date of death and heir as above.
71
Writ 17 May 1406.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. High Wycombe 8 June
He held the manor of Wooburn in his demesne as of fee. There are buildings, annual value nil; herbage in the garden, 12d.; 120 a. arable at 3d., 30s.; 160 a. of very poor pasture on the hills at 1d., 13s.4d.; 24 a. meadow at 18d., 36s. and no more because common; 6 a. several meadow at 2s., 12s.; no underwood but 100 a. of great wood, nil because it cannot be cut without waste; 1 watermill, 20s.; a fishery called ‘Woubornelok’, nil because totally destroyed and ruined by the underscouring (minieacione) of the waters; assize rents of free and unfree tenants, £6 12s.4d. payable by equal parts at Lady Day and Michaelmas, and no more because the tenement called ‘Moresplace’ which used to render 20s. is destroyed and worth nothing, the tenement called ‘Tylers’ which used to render 7s. is now ruinous and waste, and the tenement called ‘Smyths’ which used to render 6s. is now waste and produces nothing; these tenements used to furnish 20 works for 20 days at 4d. in summer and autumn, then 6s.8d. and now nil; there are 36 customary boon works in summer and autumn at 4d., 12s.; 4 cocks and 4 hens at Christmas at 1d., 8d.; the service called ‘Sherseliver’, 2s.1/4d. at Midsummer; 1/2 lb. pepper worth 7d. at the same feast; and pleas and perquisites of court, nil. The manor is held of the bishop of Lincoln by the service of 1 2/3 knight’s fees for all services except relief and reasonable aid. William Dencourt, grandfather of John [sic] the heir, long before his death granted a yearly rent of 100 marks from his lands in Duddington in Northamptonshire, Holmesfield in Derbyshire, and Wooburn to Ralph Nevylle, knight, John Fayrefax, Richard Outhorp, Matthew de Torkeseye, Robert Wykeley, clerk, and John Dencourt of Whaley. John died on 15 May last. John [recte William] his son and heir is aged 3 years and more.
C 137/54, no.30
E 149/87, nos.4, 11
E 152/412, nos.1, 2; 416, no.2


HENRY HERVILL
72
Writ 24 Sept. 1406.
STAFFORD. Inquisition. Wolverhampton 29 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee: Wednesbury, the manor, of the king in chief by the payment of 20s. by the sheriff at Michaelmas, annual value £10. Tipton, 40 a. arable, 20 a. wood and 10s. rent, of Hugh Burnell, knight, in socage, annual value nil [sic]. He died on 18 Sept. Joan, Alice and Margaret are his daughters and heirs, aged 4, 3 and 1 years and more.
C 137/54, no.31
73
Commission to Nicholas Mountgomery, John Leventhorp, Peter de la Pole and John Foljambe, 20 Nov. 1406 [CPR 1405–8, p.301].
DERBY. Inquisition before the commissioners. Repton 13 Dec
He held certain lands and tenements in Egginton in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of Tutbury, parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, by the service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 7 marks, the advowson of Egginton, annual value £40, and … [five lines illegible]. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/59, no.53


ROGER DE BEAUCHAMP, KNIGHT
74
Writ 20 May 1406.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 26 June
Long before his death by his charter dated at Salisbury on 4 April 1406 he gave to William Westbury, Roger Kempston and John Peterych the manor and advowson of Bletsoe, the manor of Keysoe and a place called ‘le Hulme’ in Bletsoe to hold to them and their heirs and assigns without conditions. They have held them since and taken the profits. He died on 13 May last. John his son and heir was aged 21 and more on 1 Aug. last.
75
Writ 20 May 1406.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in free socage a rent of 48s.3 1/2d. from various lands and tenements in Dartford, Wilmington and Sutton at Hone payable at the four terms. He died on 13 May last. John his son and next heir was aged 21 years and more on that day.
76
Writ 20 May 1406.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 12 June
He held the manors of Lydiard Tregoze, Lydiard Tyes and Poulton in his demesne as of fee; Lydiard Tregoze of the king in chief as an eighth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks; Lydiard Tyes and Poulton of whom is unknown, annual values 4 marks and 3s.4d. Date of death and heir, aged 21 years and more, as above [no.75].
77
Writ 20 May 1406.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Deddington 17 June
He held nothing in Oxfordshire. Date of death and heir as above [no.74].
78
Writ 20 May 1406.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Litcham 12 July
He held nothing in Norfolk. Date of death and heir as above [no.76].
79
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Lindsey 19 July 1406
He held nothing in Suffolk. Date of death and heir as above [no.76].
80
Writ 20 May 1406.
DORSET. Inquisition. Blandford Forum 18 June
He held nothing in Dorset. Date of death and heir as above [no.76].
81
Writ 20 May 1406.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 7 July
He held nothing in Worcestershire. Date of death and heir as above [no.74].
C 137/54, no.32
E 149/88, no.11


KATHERINE WIDOW OF THOMAS DE BESILES, KNIGHT
82
Writ 6 March 1406.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Dunster 16 April
She held for life: Brompton Regis, a third part of the manor, in dower from Thomas de Besyles, knight, her late husband, annual value 13s., the whole manor being held of the king in chief as one quarter of a knight’s fee. Hestercombe, 1 messuage, 32 a. arable and 2 a. meadow; and in Woolcotts 1 toft and 16 a.; by the gift of Walter de le Hurne, chaplain, with remainder to the heirs of Thomas and herself, of Peter de Besyles, knight, of his manor of Brompton Regis, service unknown, annual value 4s.6d. She died on 25 Feb. Peter Besyles, knight, son and heir of Thomas and Katherine, is aged 30 years and more.
83
Writ 10 March 1406.
OXFORD. Inquisition, before Peter de Besyles, knight, escheator, in the presence of William Langford, sheriff, and Gilbert Burton, one of the coroners of Oxfordshire. Oxford 8 April
She held in dower of Thomas, her late husband, a third part of the manor of Radcot, annual value 26s.8d., the whole manor being held of the king in chief as a quarter of a knight’s fee. She held in her demesne as of fee 1 messuage in Oxford of the king in free burgage, formerly of John Northampton of Oxford, annual value 23s.4d. Date of death and heir, aged 36 years and more, as above.
84
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. Abingdon 16 April 1406
By the grant of Richard de Abburbury, knight, she held jointly with Peter Besyles, knight, her son, to them and their heirs, 4 messuages, 1 carucate, 10 a. meadow and 10 a. pasture in Carswell of the prince of the honour of Wallingford by the service of a quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
85
Writ 26 March 1406.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Warwick 4 May
She held nothing in Warwickshire. Date of death and heir, aged 40 years and more, as above.
C 137/54, no.33
E 149/87, no.14


JOHN FASTOLF, KNIGHT
86
Writ 7 Dec. 1405.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Norwich 12 Jan 1406
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage in Great Yarmouth called ‘Rollesbyes’ and 25d. rent payable on 20 Nov. of the king in free burgage by a rent of 1d., annual value 5s.1d.; and jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, he held 1 messuage and 3 a. in Tunstall called ‘Botelers’ of the lord of the manor of Wickhampton, service unknown, annual value 12d. He died on 20 Nov. last. Hugh his son and next heir is aged 24 years and more.
87
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Wickham Market 9 Jan 1406
He held by the law or courtesy of England in right of Margaret, his late wife, of the inheritance of Hugh Fastolf, their son: Nacton, the manor, otherwise called Brokes Hall alias Cow Hall in Nacton manor, of the king of the castle of Dover by the service of 1 knight’s fee and 10s. yearly, annual value 10 marks. Nacton, Levington, Stratton and Bucklesham, 1 messuage, 40 a. fallow land, 20 a. pasture, 1 watermill and 60s. rent payable at the 4 usual terms by equal parts, of George Felbrygge, knight, service unknown; annual values, messuage nil, 40 a. at 2d., 6s.8d., 20 a. pasture at 3d., 5s., and the mill 6s.8d. Langston, the manor, of George Felbrygge, knight, by knight service, annual value 100s. Bentley, the manor, of Richard Talmage, service unknown, annual value 4 marks. Playford, ‘Merehall’ manor by, of Miles de Stapleton of his manor of Weybread by knight service, annual value 66s.8d. Foxhall, the manor, of Edmund Noon, knight, by knight service, annual value 26s.8d. Rendlesham, Colvile’s manor in, of the earl of Suffolk of the honour of Eye by knight service, annual value 66s.8d. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/54, no.34
E 149/88, no.2


WILLIAM LECHE OF NEWTON
88
Writ 18 June 1406.
NORFOLK. Inquisition. Litcham 4 Nov
He held the manor of Newton by Castle Acre in his demesne as of fee of the earl of Kent of his manor of Burstwick in Holderness, parcel of the honour of Aumale, by the service of a pair of gilt spurs, price 6d., at Midsummer, annual value 100s. He also held in his demesne as of fee 2 tenements in Cawston and Oulton of the earl of Suffolk of his manor of Cawston by a rent of 8s., annual value 40s. He died on 28 July 1401. John is his son and next heir, aged 8 years and more, in the king’s ward because of the minority of the earl of Kent. John Payn, formerly the king’s butler, took the profits for two years from the death of William Leche. After his death John Clere and Nicholas Wychyngham held them in accordance with letters patent [Cf. CFR 1399–1405, p.86; CPR 1405–8, p.328].
C 137/54, no.35


KATHERINE WIDOW OF JOHN CYFREWAST, KNIGHT
89
Writ 24 Oct. 1405.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 12 June 1406
She held in dower of the inheritance of John son of John Cyfrewast a third part of a rent of 10s. from lands in Chesham which Robert Bardolf, knight, and Anne his wife held of John Cyfrewast by knight service, payable at Trinity and held of the king in chief by knight service. She died on 1 Aug. 1403. John the son, heir to the third part of the rent, is aged 34 years and more. Who is her next heir is unknown. The escheators have taken the rent to the king’s use since her death.
90
Writ 24 Oct. 1405.
CAMBRIDGE. Inquisition. Babraham 8 Sept 1406
She held in dower a third part of 1 toft, 103 a. and 1 watermill in Babraham of the abbess of Bruisyard by a rent of 3s., and a third part of 17 a. in the same place of John Bevereche by a rent of 17d., annual value of the third parts 8s.10 3/4d. She died on 1 Aug. 1403. John son and next heir of John Cyfrewast, knight, is aged 34 years and more. Who is next heir of Katherine is unknown. The escheators have held the premises to the king’s use.
C 137/54, no.36


ROBERT DE PLESYNGTON
91
Writ 11 May 1405.
RUTLAND. Inquisition. Oakham 19 May
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by the service of an eighth part of a knight’s fee: Burley, the manor, comprising a house in the site, annual value nil; 3 carucates and 20 a. meadow in demesne, £7; 29 virgates in the hands of tenants at will, each 12s.; 25 cottages, each 20d.; 1 windmill, 30s.; 1 enclosed park, 40s.; pleas and perquisites of court beyond 12s.4d. payable to the king by the sheriff, and the fee of the steward, 2s.; and 1 cottage and 4 a., 6s. Alsthorpe, 1 virgate, annual value 8s. He died on 2 May last. Robert his son and next heir is aged 11 years and more. [E 149/86, no.3, only]: Total extent £31 6s. [apparently including 12s.4d. but not 2s.]; total share for 9 days, 15s.3 1/4d.; share for third part for 1/2 year from 10 May to 23 Nov., 113s.1d.
92
Writ 10 Nov. 1405.
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief in free burgage, as all London is held: 2 ruinous messuages with shops and gardens called ‘Le Aungell on the Hope’ and ‘Fleuredelice’ in the parish of St. Andrew, Holborn, in the suburbs, annual value 4 marks; and 1 garden in the same parish formerly of William atte Gate and Joan his wife, annual value 6s.8d. In 1396–7, long before his death, he granted Richard Bank a rent of 5 marks for life from all his tenements in Holborn with a clause of distraint for non-payment, and so now they do not suffice to pay the rent by 6s.8d. He died on 2 May last. Robert his son and heir is aged 11 1/2 years and more.
93
Writ 20 July 1405.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Spilsby 28 Oct
He held nothing in Lincolnshire. Date of death and heir as in last.
94
Writ 11 May 1405.
YORK. Inquisition. Otley 7 Aug
Long before his death he held in his demesne as of fee: Cononley in Craven, 1 messuage, 2 tofts, 14 a. arable, 12 a. meadow, and 50 a. moor, of John son and heir of Thomas Lord Clifford by suit of court at Skipton twice yearly, annual value 20s.; but about eight years ago Richard Beauchamp, knight, entered and occupied this holding. Stirton and Thorlby in Craven, 4 messuages and 8 bovates, of the same John by fealty and suit of court at Skipton, annual value 21s.8d. Otley, 1 burgage, of Richard archbishop of York by fealty and suit of court at his manor of Otley twice yearly and a rent of 4d., annual value 5s. Broughton in Craven, 3 messuages and 6 a. meadow, of the same John son of Thomas by a rent of 1/2 lb. cumin, annual value 5s. Ilkley in Cravendale, 3 messuages, of Agnes widow of Robert de Plesyngton, knight, annual value 10s. By his deed he granted to William Hemingburgh, who is still alive, a rent of 40s. for life from his lands in Cononley, Stirton, Thorlby, Broughton, Otley and Ilkley, annual value beyond that 21s.8d. Hartlington in Craven, the manor, with 1 toft in Thorpe sub Montem in Craven, of John son of Thomas Lord Clifford, service unknown; but eight years ago Henry de Hertlyngton disseised him and occupied this manor and toft, and still does so; annual value 100s. Healaugh, the manor, with half the manor of Swaledale, the free chase of Swaledale, and £6 9s.3d. annual rent from lands which John Ellerton held of him in Healaugh and Swaledale, of the honour of Richmond, service unknown, annual value …3d. They were granted to Agnes wife of Robert de Plesyngton, knight, [his father], for life, and she regranted them to him for her life for a rent of £50 payable by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun, on condition that if he died she should retain them for her life. She survives. He died on 2 May. His son and heir is aged 11 1/2 years.
C 137/54, no.37
E 149/86, no.3
E 152/406, no.1b


ROBERT SON OF ROBERT PLESYNGTON, ESQUIRE
95
Writ 18 Nov. 1409.
YORK. Inquisition. Thirsk 12 Dec
Robert the son held no more or other lands than were taken into the king’s hands on the death of his father. He died without heirs of his body on 7 Nov. 1407. Henry son of Robert Plesyngton, his brother and next heir, is aged 11 years and more.


AGNES WIDOW OF ROBERT DE PLESYNGTON, KNIGHT
96
Writ 18 Nov. 1409.
YORK. Inquisition. Thirsk 12 Dec
She held in dower from all the lands of Robert de Plesyngton, knight, in Yorkshire and elsewhere, of the inheritance of Henry Plesyngton, half the manor of Healaugh in Swaledale, otherwise called half the manor of Swaledale, half the free chase there and £6 9s.3d. rent from lands which John de Ellerton held of her in Healaugh and Swaledale, by assignment of Robert the son. Robert Plesyngton, knight, died holding these half manors, chase and rent in his demesne as of fee with other lands in this and other counties, and Agnes died holding them of the castle and honour of Richmond by knight service; annual value 50 marks. She also held the manor of Ilkley by Otley in Wharfedale for life by the grant of John Hothome, knight, to Robert and herself and the heirs of Robert, now of the inheritance of Henry. It is held of the manor of Spofforth by a rent of 23s.4d., annual value 10 marks. She died on 27 Oct. last.
C 137/77, no.20
E 152/433, nos.2, 6


AGNES WIFE OF JOHN NEVYLE
97
Writ 12 May 1406.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Debenham 19 May
Andrew Sakevylle, knight, held the manor of Debenham in his demesne as of fee and granted it to John Sakevyle, his son, and Agnes, then John’s wife, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of Andrew. They held in fee tail and John died without heirs. Agnes married John Gobate. Then Andrew Sakevylle granted the reversion with other lands to Peter de Hoo, formerly rector of Alfriston, John Spycer, formerly rector of West Grinstead, William Haldenne and Thomas de Preston, and their heirs and assigns. John Gobate and Agnes attorned to Peter de Hoo, John Spycer, William Haldenne and Thomas de Preston. Peter de Hoo and Thomas de Preston died. William Haldenne, by the name of William Haldenne, citizen and recorder of London, and John Spycer, rector of Hartfield and formerly parson of West Grinstead, granted the reversion of this and other premises to Thomas son of Andrew Sakevylle, knight, and his heirs. John and Agnes Gobate attorned to Thomas Sakevylle. The manor of Debenham is held of the king of the castle of Framlingham by a rent of 4d. for the ward of the castle, annual value £4. She died on 12 March 1406. John Glannvyle is her next heir, being the son of George her brother, and is of full age.
98
Writ 25 April 1406.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Framlingham castle 27 July
Andrew Sakevyle, knight, of Sussex held the manor of Debenham called Sackville’s and granted it to John Sakevyle, his son, and Agnes, then John’s wife, and their heirs, with remainder in default to his own right heirs. John died without heirs of his body and Agnes married John Cobat. Andrew then granted the reversion with other manors and lands to Peter de Hoo, formerly rector of Alfriston, John Spycer, formerly rector of West Grinstead, William Halden and Thomas de Preston, and their heirs and assigns. Peter de Hoo died and the others granted the reversion with other holdings to Thomas Sakevyle of Withyham in Sussex and the heirs of his body. John Cobat died. Agnes married John Nevyll, and she died on 12 March 1406. Neither John Cobat, Agnes nor John Nevyle attorned either to Peter de Hoo and his co-feoffees or to Thomas Sakevyle of Withyham. The manor of Debenham is held of the heir of the Earl Marshal of the castle of Framlingham by a rent of 4d. for the ward of the castle, annual value £4. Thomas Sakevyle, esquire, of Buckinghamshire is the next heir of Andrew Sakevyle, knight, being the son of Thomas, son of Thomas, knight, of Buckinghamshire, son of Robert, son of Thomas, son of Jordan, son of Bartholomew, brother of William, father of Jordan, father of Andrew, father of Andrew, father of Andrew of Sussex, knight, who died without heirs of his body. Katherine and Alice, daughters of George Glannvile, brother of Agnes, are her next heirs, both under age, 15 and 12 years old.
C 137/55, no.38
E 149/88, no.4


HENRY MOLYNS
99
Writ, melius sciri, as to what Henry Molyns held of John Molyns, who held of the heir of Giles Daubeney, who was in the ward of Richard II, 2 July 1405.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 3 Aug
Henry Molyns held of John Molyns, also deceased, 3 messuages and 2 virgates in Butleigh by the grant of John for life, paying 14s. yearly. John Molyns held them of the heir of Giles Daubeney, who was under age in the ward of Richard II, by knight service. Two of the messuages and 1 virgate are held of the abbot of Glastonbury by the rent of a rose at Midsummer, the other messuage and virgate of John Panys by a rent of 1 lb. pepper at Michaelmas, annual value 23s.4d. Henry Molyns died on 26 June 1397. Nicholas son of John Molyns is his next heir and aged 24 years and more. Henry Molyns granted these holdings to John Mollond, Helen his wife, and William their son, Roger Goudyng and Agnes his wife, John Shephurd and Alice his wife, Stephen Palmer and Walter Kittes for their lives for certain rents payable to himself, thus disinheriting Nicholas son and heir of John Molyns, then under age in the king’s ward. Owing to the grants Edward Bokeland, the escheator, took the holdings into the king’s hands on 30 July 1390 before the death of Henry Molyns. Richard II granted them by letters patent [CFR 1391–9, p.62] on 12 Nov. 1392 to John Frank, clerk, until the full age of the heir of John Molyns. He has held and taken the profits since that date.
100
Similar writ 28 March 1406.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 10 May
Same findings as above with different escheator and jurors.
C 137/55, no.39