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JOHN POKESWELL
101
Writ 12 Dec. 1405.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 4 Oct 1406
He held by the courtesy of England, of the inheritance of Eleanor, sometime his wife, because they had children: Woolmersdown, a third part of half the manor, of John Tochet, knight, of his manor of Stowey by knight service, which manor of Stowey was in the king’s hands at the death of John Pokeswell owing to the death of Lady Audley; now John Tochet, knight, has pursued it out of the king’s hands as his inheritance; annual value 33s.4d. Uphill and Christon, one quarter of the manors, of the manor of Blagdon by knight service, annual value 60s. West Lydford, a fifth part of a rent of 40d. from 1 messuage and 40 a. arable and pasture, held of the manor by knight service. These manors of Blagdon and West Lydford were in the king’s hands owing to the forfeiture or death of John earl of Huntingdon, and were and still are held by the abbey of St. Mary Graces by the king’s grant [CPR 1399–1401, pp.274–5]. Bempstone, a third part of the manor, of Thomas Beauchamp, knight, of his manor of Whitelackington by knight service, annual value 50s. Durborough, a third part of the manor, of Baldwin Malet, knight, of his manor of Sutton Mallet by knight service, annual value 53s.4d. Cossington, a third part of a toft and carucate, of John Brent of his manor of Cossington, service unknown, annual value 15s. Chalcott, 1 carucate, of the heir of Thomas Tryvet, knight, of his manor of West Chilton by knight service, annual value 10s. Huntspill, 1 messuage and a third part of a carucate, of the heir of Fulk Fitzwaryn of his manor of Huntspill, service unknown, annual value 20s. Burnham, 1 carucate, of the bishop of Winchester of his manor of Burnham by knight service, annual value 40s. Lyncombe, 1 toft and 1 carucate so-called, of the heir of Ellis Fitzpayn of his manor of Churchill, annual value 5s. Since the death of John Pokeswell John Frank has held the third part of half the manor of Woolmersdon, the quarter of the manors of Uphill and Christon, and the fifth of the rent of 40d. in West Lydford by the king’s grant [CPR 1401–5, p.104]; Thomas Beauchamp, knight, has held the third part of Bempstone; Baldwin Malet, knight, the third part of Durborough; John Brent the holding in Cossington; the heir of Thomas Tryvet the carucate in Chalcott; the guardians of the heir of Fulk Fitzwaryn the messuage etc. in Huntspill; the bishop of Winchester the carucate in Burnham; and Ellis Fitzpayn the toft and carucate in Lyncombe; all have taken the profits since the death of John Pokeswell. He died on 13 Dec. 1400. John son and heir of both John and Eleanor is aged 23 years and more.
C 137/55, no.40


JOHN SON OF JOHN POKESWELL
102
Writ for proof of age, ordering that John Frank, clerk, who was granted the wardship and marriage [CPR 1401–5, p.104] should be warned, 28 May 1408.
DORSET. Proof of age of John, son and heir of John Pokeswell and Eleanor his wife, John Frank being warned but not attending. Dorchester 11 June
The jurors say that he is aged 24 years and more, having been born at Lower Strode in the parish of Netherbury and baptised in Netherbury church on 22 June 1383. Asked how they knew this they gave the following reasons: John Jurdan, aged 50, was present in the church when Walter Burgh, chaplain, baptised him and wrote the date in a missal in the church. William Tracy, 43, came with Sampson, prior of Loders, to the church and the prior was godfather. David Spencer, 54, was present in the church and had a son William born that day. Walter Horseford, 57, came to the church on that day with Alice Goudman, whose daughter Alice he married on the following Monday. William Warmewell, 50, was in the church and that day contracted marriage with Margery daughter of John Warmayn. William Ricard, 60, Hildebrand Knyth, 58, Ralph Stroude, 60, Nicholas Thecher, 50, and Walter Sprot, 66, separately stated that there was a fair at Beaminster next Netherbury on that day, which they were attending when they were asked to bear witness to the age by being present when the chaplain wrote the name and date in the missal of the church. Robert Storke of Beaminster, 50, and John Clerke of Uphall, 47, were in the church to bear witness to the age of John.
C 137/69, no.53


RICHARD NEWELONDE, ESQUIRE
103
Writ 24 May 1406.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 4 June
He held two parts of the manor of Newland Hall in Writtle in his demesne as of fee, except for 12 a. which long before his death he granted to Walter Newelonde, one of his sons, for life, with reversion to himself and his heirs; annual value of the 2 parts 46s.8d., of the 12 a. 6s. He also held the reversion of the third part, which Agnes widow of Henry Newelonde holds in dower, except for 6 a. the reversion of which he granted to Walter for life; annual values, the third part 44s.2d., the 6 a. 3s. The whole is held of the king of the honour of Boulogne by the service of two knight’s fees. He died on 24 May. John his son and heir was aged 15 years and more on 6 Oct. last.
C 137/55, no.41


THOMAS TOUNLONDE
104
Writ 24 Nov. 1405.
KENT. Inquisition. Woodchurch 27 Jan 1406
He held in his demesne as of fee 1 messuage, 48 a. arable, 12 a. wood and 20s. rent in Woodchurch, Warehorne, Kenardington, Ruckinge, Newchurch and Romney Marsh, except for a third part which Alice widow of John Tounlonde, father of Thomas, holds in dower. They are held of the king of the castle of Dover by a rent of 5s. for the ward of the castle, and 7d. rent is also owed to the abbot of Boxley; annual values, 2 parts 15s.4d., third part in dower 7s.8d. He died on 26 July 1403. William his brother and heir is aged 21 years and more since 6 Dec. last. The king has held by the escheator owing to the minority, Alice taking a third part in dower.


WILLIAM TOUNLONDE
105
Writ for proof of age. 8 March 1406.
KENT. Proof of age. Woodchurch 4 Aug
Twelve jurors, all aged 40 years and more, say that William, brother and heir of Thomas Tounlonde, was born at Woodchurch and baptised in the church there on 6 Dec. 1384. Carefully examined as to how they remembered the date they replied: William Colyn, that he was godfather and raised William from the font on that day. John Dunne, John Tounlonde, Thomas atte Bregge, senior, Thomas son of Ralph atte Bregge, and Henry Dokene were present at the baptism. John Prestden had a son William born and baptised on that day. William Hamme and William Huntebourne were godfathers of William son of John Prestden and raised him from the font. Henry Colyn built a new house by the church on that day and saw the women taking William Tounlonde to the church. Roger Rogeweye and Richard Blecche were at the new house of Henry Colyn and also saw the women carrying William Tounlonde to the church.
C 137/55, no.42


RALPH BULMER, KNIGHT
106
Writ 18 May 1406.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Northampton 4 Oct
Jointly with Agnes his wife, who survives him, he held 6 virgates in Harlestone, Heyford, Great Brington and Collingtree, with the third presentation to the church of Heyford, which will be due after the presentation by Robert Lumley, who last presented, with remainder to George de Bulmer, their son, and his heirs male, by an enfeoffment by Thomas de Spaunton and John Wastell, chaplains, and William Fulthorp of Lathom of all the lands, tenements, rents and services which they held in the hamlets of Harlestone and Heyford and all other lands etc. which they held by the grant of Ralph Bulmer, to hold the 6 virgates and advowson of John Cressy of his manor of Dodford, service unknown, annual value 100s. He also held in his demesne as of fee 6d. rent from 1 virgate in Harlestone which Lawrence Wyvetone held of the prince [of Wales] of the honour of Berkhamsted, service also unknown. He died on 24 April last. Ralph his son and heir is aged 23 years and more.
107
Writ 18 May 1406.
YORK. Inquisition. Pocklington 2 Aug
Jointly with Agnes his wife, who survives him, he held by the charter shown to the jurors of Thomas de Spaunton and John Wastell, chaplains, and William Fulthorpe of Lathom, who held by his own grant, with remainder to the heirs of the bodies of Agnes and himself: Bishop Wilton, the castle and manor, with its members of Cottam, Lackenby, Lazenby and Kilton Thorpe, of the earl of Westmorland, service unknown, annual value £30. Upsall near Ormesby, 1 toft and 2 bovates, of Robert Conyers, knight, of his manor of Ormesby, service unknown, annual value 13s.4d. Lazenby, 1 messuage and 8 bovates, of Elizabeth Bekwyth, service unknown, annual value 40s. Pinchinthorpe, 1 messuage, 2 bovates and 2 1/2 a. meadow, of the earl of Westmorland, service unknown, annual value 10s. Bulmer, the manor in the vills of Bulmer and Welburn, of the earl of Westmorland of his manor of Sheriff Hutton, service unknown, annual value £26. Atwick in Holderness, 10 messuages and 18 bovates, of Beatrice de Roos of her manor of Roos, service unknown, annual value 8 marks. They also held jointly by the grant of the same, with remainder to John de Bulmere, their son, and the heirs male of his body: Boythorpe, the manor, of Thomas Faucomberge, knight, service unknown, annual value £4. Little Barugh and Foxholes, 5 bovates, of Robert Twyer, knight, service unknown, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/55, no.43
E 149/89, no.11
E 152/94, no.17


RALPH SON OF RALPH BULMER, KNIGHT
108
YORK. Inquisition. Pocklington 15 Oct 1409
Ralph Bulmer, knight, son of Agnes wife of Ralph Bulmer, knight, held the manor of Bulmer in his demesne as of fee, and lands, tenements, rents and services in Welburn, Atwick in Holderness, Upsall next Ormesby, Pinchinthorpe and Kilton Thorpe for life by the grant of Agnes with reversion to Agnes and her heirs by Ralph the father, as is contained in an indented charter shown to the jurors. Bulmer manor and the lands etc. in Welburn are held of the Lord de Mauley, annual values £20 and £6; those in Atwick of Lady Roos, 8 marks; those in Pinchinthorpe of the earl of Westmorland, 10s.; and those in Kilton Thorpe of the same earl, 6s.8d.; services unknown. He also held for life lands and tenements in the hamlets of Boythorpe, Little Barugh, Foxholes and Thornton Riseborough by a similar grant by charter of Agnes with reversion to her for life and then to John Bulmer her son; those in Boythorpe of the heir of Lord Fauconberg, a minor in the king’s ward, annual value £4; those in Little Barugh and Foxholes of Robert Twyer, knight, 9s.; and those in Thornton Riseborough of the earl of Westmorland, £4; services unknown. He died on 5 Aug. last. Ralph his son and heir is aged 3 years and more.
C 137/80, no.67
E 149/94, no.17, m.1
109
Writ 11 Oct. 1409.
YORK. Inquisition. Gisburn 23 Dec
He held for life the manor of Bulmer extending in Bulmer and Welburn; 10 messuages and 18 bovates in Atwick in Holderness; 1 toft and 2 bovates in Upsall next Ormesby; 1 messuage, 2 bovates and 2 1/2 a. meadow in Pinchinthorpe; and 2 messuages, 4 bovates and 2 a. meadow in Kilton Thorpe; by the grant of Agnes wife of Ralph Bulmer, knight, his mother, being all that she held by the grant of Thomas de Spaunton and John Wastell, chaplains, and William Fulthorpe of Lathom, with reversion after the death of Ralph to Agnes, who survives him, and her heirs by Ralph Bulmer, knight, her late husband. The manor of Bulmer, annual value £20, the premises in Pinchinthorpe, 10s., and those in Kilton Thorpe, 6s.8d., are held of Ralph earl of Westmorland, and those in Atwick, 8 marks, of Beatrice de Roos of her manor of Roos, services unknown. He also held for life by the grant of Agnes with reversion to her the manors of Boythorpe and Thornton Riseborough and 5 bovates in Little Barugh and Foxholes; Boythorpe of the heir of Thomas Faucomberge, knight, annual value £4, Thornton Riseborough of the earl of Westmorland, £4, and the tenements in Little Barugh and Foxholes of Robert Twyer, knight, 10s., services unknown. Date of death and heir as above.
110
Writ 11 Oct. 1409.
NORTHAMPTON. Inquisition. Oundle 27 Nov
He held 6 messuages and 6 virgates in Harlestone, Heyford, Great Brington and Collingtree with a third part of the advowson of the church of Heyford, that is the third presentation, being the next after Robert Lumley, who last presented. Agnes de Bulmer, his mother, granted these holdings to Ralph for life with reversion to her for her life, and then to George de Bulmer, her son, and his heirs male, by an indenture shown to the jurors between George Bulmer of the first part, Thomas de Spaunton and John Wastell, chaplains, and William Fulthorpe of Lathom of the second part, and Agnes and Ralph Bulmer of the third part. They are held of William Wilde and Christine his wife of their manor of Dodford, service unknown, annual value 100s. He also held in his demesne as of fee 6d. service rent from 1 virgate in Harlestone which Lawrence Dyne held of him. It is held of the king in chief of the crown. He died on 18 July last, heir as above.
C 137/77, no.22
E 149/94, no.17
E 152/433, no.8


HUGH WYLUGHBY, CLERK
111
Writ 4 Sept. 1406.
DERBY. Inquisition. Risley 14 Sept
He held the manor of Risley in fee tail under a fine of 1337 [CP 25(1)/286/38, no.198] shown to the jurors, by which Adam del Clay of Sutton and Brian Lynacre conveyed it to Richard de Wylughby, the father of Hugh, and the heirs of his body. It descended to Richard as son and heir, then to Roger his brother, and then to Hugh his brother. It should descend to Edmund Wylughby, knight, son and heir of Richard the father, as the others died without heirs. He is aged 60 years and more. Sixteen bovates, parcel of the manor, are held of the bishop of Chester of his manor of Callow, service unknown, annual value 40s.; the rest of John Fitzwilliam, service also unknown, annual value 60s. He died on 1 Sept. last. William son of Robert Mallory, son of Margery, daughter of Richard de Wylughby the father, one sister of Hugh, and Bertram son of Bertram Monbocher, son of Isabel, the other sister, are his next heirs, aged 40 years and more, and 14 years and more.
112
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Nottingham 13 Sept 1406
He held in fee tail: Wollaton, the manor and advowson, of the king of the honour of Peverel as one quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. Bradmore, the manor, of the king of the same honour as half a fee, annual value 100s. Carlton by Nottingham, 3 messuages, 3 tofts and 7 bovates, of Thomas late Lord Bardolf of his manor of Shelford, rendering 1 catapult yearly, now in the king’s hands by his forfeiture, annual value 20s.; and 1 bovate there of George de Everyngham, service unknown, annual value 20s.(?). All these Adam de Clay of Sutton and Brian Lynacre, by a fine of 1337 as above [no.111], shown to the jurors, granted to Richard de Wylughby, father of Hugh, and the heirs of his body. They descended to Richard his son and heir, Roger brother of Richard, and Hugh brother of Roger, all of whom died without heirs. They should descend to Edmund de Wylughby, knight, son and heir of Richard the father. He is aged 60 years and more. Hugh died on 1 Sept. last. William Mallory of Leicester, son of Robert Mallory, son of Margery, one of the daughters of Richard, senior, and sister of Hugh, and Bertram Monbocher, son of Bertram Monbocher, son of Isabel, the other daughter and sister, are next heirs, aged 40 years and more, and 24 years and more.
C 137/55, no.44
E 152/413


THOMASIA WIDOW OF RICHARD PAGE
113
Writ 20 May 1406.
OXFORD. Inquisition. Deddington 9 June
Richard Page held in his demesne as of fee in chief of Edward III: Nether Worton, 1 messuage, 1 toft, 2 1/2 virgates, 10s. rent, a third part of a toft and a third part of half a virgate, by the service of carrying a banner in the king’s army in England before the infantry of the hundred of Wootton, and rendering 7s.8d. yearly by the sheriff. Barton St. John, 1 messuage and 1 virgate in ‘Whelcombegrove’ part of the manor, by the service of a hundredth part of a knight’s fee. They descended to Richard his son and heir, under age, and were taken into the king’s hands. One third was assigned in chancery to Thomasia in dower. The rest remained in the hands of Richard II. Richard the son died under age. Two parts and the reversion of the third then descended to John Norton of Deddington, as son of Sibyl, daughter of Maud, daughter of Agnes, sister of William, father of the elder Richard, then of full age. John Norton held in his demesne as of fee and granted the two parts with the reversion of the third to John de Hulton and Elizabeth his wife, and the heirs of John. Thomasia attorned to them. The licence of Richard II was not obtained, but afterwards the grant was pardoned by letters patent [CPR 1385–9, p.303]. Annual value of the third part, 3s.4d. Thomasia died holding this third part on 22 April last. The escheator took it into the king’s hands. John and Elizabeth Hulton are alive and both aged 50 years and more. John Bewfogh, son of John, brother of Thomasia, her next heir is aged 21 years and more.
C 137/55, no.45


MARY DE STAPILTON
114
Writ 1 March 1406.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Carlisle 31 March
She held jointly with Thomas de Alanby, formerly her husband: Gamelsby and Wiggonby, 12 messuages, 80 a., 9s. rent and half a mill, to them and their heirs by the grant of William Kityson and Christine his wife by a fine [CP 25(1)/35/11, no.64], of the king by a cornage rent of 3s.4d. payable on 15 Aug. annual value 40s. Carlisle, 30 a. arable, and 9 a. pasture in the suburbs, to them and the heirs of Thomas by charter, [CPR 1354–8, p.545], of the king without rent, annual value 20s. John de Levyngton is next heir of Thomas and Mary, being son and heir of Mary de Levyngton, daughter of Thomas and Mary, aged 24 years and more. She held jointly with William de Stapilton, formerly her husband, by the grant made with royal licence [CPR 1374–7, p.337] of Adam de Armestrange, rector of Skelton, William de Beauchamp, rector of Kirkoswald, and John Watirward, chaplain: Edenhall, the manor, of the king in chief as a third part of a knight’s fee, annual value 100s. William de Stapilton is next heir aged 30 years and more. By right of inheritance she held: Cargo, one quarter of the lordship, comprising 4 messuages, 80 a. and a third part of a fishery, of Robert Pernyng, knight, of his manor of Stanton by fealty, annual value 20s. and no more because destroyed by the king’s enemies of Scotland. Thurstonfield, the manor, to herself and her heirs, of Lord Dacre of his manor of Burgh by Sands by 10s. fee farm, annual value nil because destroyed by the wars against the Scots. Longburgh, 10 messuages and 15 bovates, to herself and her heirs, of Lord Dacre by a cornage rent of 20d. payable on 15 Aug. and 9s.6d. fee farm at Whitsun and Martinmas, annual value nil for the same reason. Burgh by Sands, 3 messuages and 20 a., of Lord Dacre by fee farm of 15d. as above, annual value nil for the same reason. Studholme, 1 messuage and 20 a., of the heir of John Castelkayrok by 40d. fee farm, annual value nil for the same reason. William de Stapilton, her son, is next heir to all these inherited properties. For life, with reversion to William her son for his life, she held by the king’s charter [CFR 1383–91, p.184; CPR 1399–1401, p.88]: Gallowberry, 48 a., Elva Hill, 6 a., 9 a. above the ‘Petralbuttes’ with pasture by the Petteril river, and under the Petteril bridge, pasture of the ‘Legardshill’, and Greengates pasture of the royal demesne by Carlisle, of the king by a rent of 5 marks; and the close of Itonfield and Barrock Fell with Brangull in Inglewood forest, rendering 100s. yearly. She died 25 Jan. last.
C 137/55, no.46
E 149/87, no.5


JOHN WALDEN
115
Writ 17 May 1406.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Thaxted 16 July
He held in his demesne as of fee the tenement called Newhall, part of the manor of Elsenham, of Joan countess of Hereford as half a knight’s fee, annual value 5 marks; the rest of the manor of Elsenham of Lord Say in free socage, annual value 20 marks; and a marsh in Fobbing of the countess of Hereford of the manor of Fobbing in free socage, annual value 40s. He held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, the manor of Barstable in Laindon, partly of the countess of Kent, partly of the bishop of London and partly of John Gobyon, services unknown, annual value 20 marks. The countess of Hereford has taken the profits of Newhall in Elsenham since his death in right of the wardship of Alexander Walden, his son and heir, under age. Elizabeth has occupied the rest of the manor, the marsh in Fobbing and the manor called Barstable in Laindon, title unknown. Alexander the brother of John, also deceased, long before his death by his charter, sealed with his seal and dated 8 Nov. 1396, enfeoffed John Bray of Tilbury and John Kent of Thaxted in his manor of Matching to them and their heirs, and they were seised of it. Afterwards John Bray released it to John Kent by his charter, and he, John Kent, held it during the lives of Alexander and John Walden. Then one and a half years after the death of John Walden, at the behest of Nicholas Huessh, a councillor of the heir of John Walden, then under age in the ward of the countess of Hereford, John Kent granted it to Alexander, the son and heir of John Walden, to him and his heirs, and he was given seisin. Who has taken the profits in his name is unknown. John Walden died on 25 April 1402. Alexander his son and next heir was aged 11 years and more on 2 Feb. last.
C 137/55, no.47


ROBERT INKEPENNE
116
Writ 23 April 1406.
He held the manor of Woolston by Southampton in his demesne as of fee of Richard II of the crown in grand serjeanty, annual value 66s.8d.; and certain lands and tenements in his demesne as of fee in the following places: Cheriton, of the bishop of Winchester, service unknown, annual value £7; Axford, of John Norton by a rent of 1 ‘talent’, annual value 23s.; Preston Candover, of the master of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem by a rent of 12d., annual value 22s.; and Garlogs, of the prioress of Amesbury and the warden of the hospital of St. Nicholas Portsmouth, how much of each and by what service being unknown, annual value 46s.8d. He also held in his demesne as of fee lands and tenements, of whom and by what services being unknown, in the following places: Freemantle, annual value 26s.8d.; Broughton, Lavington and Levedowne, annual value 43s.; Alresford, annual value 20s.; Andover and Sparkford, annual value 13s.4d.; and Winchester, annual value 10s.; a meadow in Allington called ‘Milkemede’ with 1 a. meadow there, annual value 26s.8d.; and the advowson of the free chapel of the Holy Trinity above the charnel house in Winchester, annual values, chapel £10, advowson nil. Isabel his mother holds in dower of his inheritance: lands in Barton Stacey of the lord of that place, service unknown, annual value 5 marks; the manor of Gavelacre of the abbess of Wherwell by a rent of 13s.4d., annual value 10 marks; lands in Salisbury of the bishop of Salisbury, service unknown, annual value 7 marks; lands in the soke of Winchester of the king in burgage, annual value 43s.4d.; and others in Westgate of the same, annual value 26s.8d. He died about Michaelmas 1389. Richard his son and next heir is aged 16 years and more. John Beneyt and Margery his wife, formerly Robert’s wife, have held the premises and taken the profits since his death.
Writ to assign dower to Margery and John Beneyt, whom she married at Basingstoke on 28 Oct. 1390. 22 Feb. 1407 [CCR 1405–9, pp.191–2].
C 137/55, no.48; 64, no.95
E 152/414, no.2
117
Writ, plura, 3 Feb. 1411.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Winchester 9 Feb
Similar findings to the last with different annual values: Woolston, the manor, 60s., Cheriton £8, Axford 20s., Preston Candover 20s., Garlogs 16s.8d., Freemantle 26s.8d., Broughton, Lavington and Levedowne 40s., Alresford 20s., Andover and Sparkford 13s.4d., ‘Milkemede’ in Allington with 1 a. meadow 20s., the advowson of the free chapel of the Holy Trinity above the charnel house in St. Mary’s churchyard, Winchester £20. Robert’s mother is named as Isabel Craan, widow of Hugh, and her holdings, with reversion to Robert, are all given as in the last with the same annual value, omitting only Salisbury. Robert died on 11 Oct. 1388. Richard his son and heir is aged 22 years and more.
C 137/84, no.44
E 149/97, no.9


WILLIAM NORTHWODE
118
Writ 16 March 1406.
KENT. Inquisition. Sittingbourne 24 April
Roger Northwode, senior, knight, once held the manor of Harrietsham with other lands, tenements and services in his demesne as of fee and died seised of them. They descended to Roger Northwode, the son of John, son of Roger, senior. The manor of Harrietsham was assigned to Agnes widow of Roger, senior, in dower. She married Christopher Shukkeburgh. Afterwards Roger Northwode, junior, by his charter dated at Northwood in Sheppey on 25 March 1385 gave the reversion of the manor to William Northwode, to himself and his heirs male to hold during the lifetime of Roger, junior, by a rent of 6(?) marks yearly. Christopher Shukkeburgh and Agnes attorned to him. Then Roger, junior, by the name of Roger Northwode, knight, son of John Northwode, knight, by his deed dated at Northwood Sheppey on 29 Sept. 1387 gave and released all his right in the manor to William his brother. William by charter dated at Bredhurst on 31 Aug. 1396 granted the reversion of the manor to James Donet of Rainham and Stephen Petewyn of the Isle of Sheppey, to them and their heirs and assigns. Christopher and Agnes attorned to them. They by charter dated at Harrietsham on 5 March 1397 gave the reversion of the manor for life to Alice who was then the wife of William Northwode, and is still alive and married to William Smyth, to maintain and sustain the daughters of William and Alice, with reversion after the death of Alice to John, son of Alice and William, and the heirs of his body, and failing such heirs to Elizabeth and Eleanor, daughters of Alice and William, and the heirs of their bodies. Finally failing such heirs the remainder was to the right heirs of William Northwode. Christopher and Agnes attorned to Alice. Roger Northwode, junior, knight, once held the manor of Bredhurst in his demesne as of fee and by charter dated at Bredhurst on 4 April 1380 granted it to William Northwode, his brother, and his heirs. He by charter dated at Newington on 10 March 1387 granted it to Geoffrey Burdon and Robert Parker, and their heirs and assigns. Robert died, and Geoffrey by charter dated at Bredhurst on 24 Feb. 1392 granted the manor to William Northwode and Alice, and their heirs and assigns. Harrietsham manor is held of Philip Seyncler and Margaret his wife of their manor of Ospringe called Queen Court by the service of … part of a knight’s fee, annual value 16 marks. Bredhurst manor is held of the prior of Christ Church, Canterbury, by fealty, suit of court after Michaelmas each year, and a rent of 33s.4d., annual value 7 marks. He died on 1 Sept. 1396. John his son and heir is aged 10 years and more. Christopher Shukkeburgh and Agnes have held the manor of Harrietsham since his death; and William Smyth, who married Alice after the death of William Northwode, and Alice have held the manor of Bredhurst.
C 137/55, no.49


JOHN POUGER
119
Writ 22 May 1406.
GLOUCESTER. Inquisition. Cirencester 14 June
Long before his death he enfeoffed William Pouger, Robert Elkyngton, Robert Cave and Gerard Sutill in the manor of Eycot, to them and their heirs and assigns. It is held of Richard bishop of Worcester by knight service, annual value 6 marks.
120
Writ 27 Dec. 1405.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Market Rasen 7 Jan 1406
He held the manor of West Rasen, extending in West Rasen, Glentworth, Scawby, Usselby, Hainton, Welsh Barkwith and Southrey, in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief as one knight’s fee. There are the site, with dovecot, fishpond and garden, annual value nil; 54 1/2 bovates in the east and west fields, and when the east field is sown the west field lies fallow and uncultivated for pasture because there is no other arable pasture in the summer; 10 bovates in the east field are cultivated and were sown this year, each being worth 7s.6d., total 75s.; 17 1/4 in the same are uncultivated as the greater part are flooded each year, each 15d., total 21s.6 3/4d.; the other 27 1/4 lie fallow, unbroken and uncultivated in common this year; 80 a. meadow in demesne, worth 40s. yearly and no more because the greater part is flooded each year; 1 watermill, 6s.8d.; 1 unused windmill, nil; assize rents and farms payable by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun, £10 17s.2d.; 22 1/4 bovates of land of servile tenure, of which 19 1/4 are in the hands of the lord owing to the plague and let to farm at 3s.4d. each, 64s.2d.; 3 are in the tenure of Robert Haut and John Robyn, villeins holding by ancient custom of the manor; once there were 15 villeins who held the 22 1/4 bovates, for each of which they were accustomed to do 2 boon works weekly from Martinmas to Candlemas except for a fortnight at Christmas, value 3/4d. each work, also 2 boon works weekly from Candlemas to Martinmas, except for Easter and Whitsun fortnights, value 1d. each; from the feast of Saints Peter and Paul (29 June) until all the corn was gathered they received a meal each day from the lord; each paid 2 bushels of malt at Christmas or 14d., and 1 cock and 3 hens, value 1d. each, at the same feast; together the 15 gave the lord 2s.9d. at Candlemas for the custom called ‘haysilver’; each bovate rendered 20 eggs at Easter, and each villein 2 geese at Lammas at 2d.; now only 2 villeins render the customs and services; view of frankpledge and pleas and perquisites of court, nil beyond the fees and expenses of the steward; and a weekly market on Thursdays, a yearly fair at All Saints for 3 days, free warren, ‘furce’, ‘infangenth’, ‘tumbrel’ and ‘pilorie’, by ancient custom from the grant of King Henry to the lord of the manor, all nil. He also held in his demesne as of fee: Middle Rasen, various messuages, lands, tenements and services called ‘paynelfee’, of the king in chief as half a knight’s fee, let to farm to various tenants for 40s. payable by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun; view of frankpledge and pleas and perquisites of court, annual value nil beyond the fees and expenses of the steward; and 2 tofts and 2 bovates there of the heirs of Ralph de Nevyll of the honour of Dover, by a rent of 6s.8d., also burdened with 4 marks payable to Walter de Stokes for life. Newton by Toft, the advowson with 1 rood lying at ‘Galbek’ of the glebe of that church, of John Chaumberleyn of Wickenby by knight service, annual value nil; the living is occupied. Linwood, 1 toft which William Beverage once held, and 10 a. wood with free ingress and egress for cart and plough by a certain way, of the lady of Bello Monte of the fee of ‘Bayous’ by a rent of 1 lb. of cumin payable on 17 June; annual values, the toft nil because ruinous, each a. of underwood 3s.4d. when 10 years old, but nil this year because it was cut last year. He died at West Rasen on 20 Dec. last. John his son and heir is aged 24 years and more.
121
Writ 27 Dec. 1405.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Marlborough 20 Jan 1406
He held in his demesne as of fee: Chelworth, Bentham and Calcutt, 23 a. 20 perches arable in demesne, annual value 3s.4d.; 14 1/2 a. 20 perches meadow in demesne, 6s.8d.; a quarter of a pasture called ‘Doddesmere’, 12d. and no more because flooded each year and burdened with paying the king’s subsidy; assize rents of 12s. 1 1/2d. from free tenants, of which at Michaelmas 5s.4 1/4d., Christmas 19d., Easter 18 1/2d. and Midsummer 3s.7 3/4d.; 8 messuages, 1 croft and 4 1/2 virgates in tenure of villeins who render both for rent and for ‘shurthes’, pannage of pigs and other customs, 13s.4d. and no more because burdened with 6s.8d. rent to the earl of Cornwall. Staple, profits of an eighth part of the hundred, annual value more or less (secundum maius et secundum minus) 3s.4d.; the court there, pleas and perquisites nil beyond the fees and expenses of the steward and clerk; of the king in chief in grand serjeanty by the service of a certain office in the forest of Braydon, as lord of Chelworth manor, of which they are parcels. Purton, a quarter of the manor, extending in Purton, Malmesbury, Brokenborough and Lea, and various portions of wood within and without the forest of Braydon, acreage unknown, of the abbot of Malmesbury by knight service, annual value 13s.4d.; pleas and perquisites of the court, nil beyond the fees of the steward. Date, place of death and heir as above.
122
Writ 27 Dec. 1405.
YORK. Inquisition. Selby 11 Jan 1406
He held two parts of the manor of Drax, with the soke of Drax and with its members in Drax, Newhay, Airmyn, Rusholme, Scurf, Long Drax, Lane House, Wood House, Draxburgh and Newland in the soke, and outside the soke Stonegrove, Nunnington in Ryedale, Bilbrough and Moor Monkton, of the king in chief by the service of two parts of a knight’s fee and a rent of 21s. payable by the sheriff at Easter. There are the site, annual value nil because flooded by the river Ouse; 53 a. 3 1/2 roods arable in demesne at 4d., 17s.11 1/2d.; a ferry with a fishery at Long Drax and a fishery at Rusholme in the Ouse, 40s.; a windmill, 3s.4d.; rents of £23 17 1/2d. from free tenants, of which 100s. is payable at Candlemas and the rest by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas; a rent of 80 hens in the Ember days before Christmas and 340 eggs at Easter; a court every 3 weeks, value nil beyond the fees and expenses of the steward; 20s. from lands and tenements in Newhay by John de Ellerton, chantry chaplain of Newhay, by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas; and the advowson of the priory of Drax. He also held 8s. rent payable at Easter and Michaelmas from various messuages in the city of York of the king in chief by 3 1/4d. yearly for housegavel, namely: a tenement late of Thomas Nedeler, 2s., a tenement formerly of Aubrey le Flemyng, 4s., and Robert de Bentham’s tenement, 2s., all in Coney Street. Date, place of death and heir as above.
C 137/55, no.50
E 149/87, no.10
E 152/406, no.2


PHILIP COURTENAY, KNIGHT
123
Writ 3 Aug. 1406
DORSET. Inquisition. Sherborne 16 Aug
He held the manor of Broadwindsor with the hamlet of Attisham and the hundred of Broadwindsor to himself and his heirs male by the grant of Robert Vaggiscomb, formerly canon of Exeter and parson of Parkham, of the king in chief in grand serjeanty by a rent of £4 9s. payable by the sheriff, annual value 20 marks. He died on 29 July. Richard Courtenay, clerk, his son and heir, is aged 24 years and more.
124
Writ 3 Aug. 1406.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 17 Aug
He held to himself and his heirs male: East Coker, the manor except the advowson, of the king in chief by knight service, by the grant of Robert Vaggiscomb, William Bampton and William Ponton, clerks, Henry Burton and John Hudersfild, annual value £10. Hardington Mandeville, 1 a. with the advowson, of John Wadham, knight, of his manor of Hardington Mandeville, service unknown, by the grant of the same, annual value 6d. Stewley, half the manor, by the grant of John Southdoune, clerk, and the other half by the grant of John Syward, the whole of Robert Hull of his manor of Trull by knight service, annual value 6 marks. Torweston and Sampford Brett, the manors, with the advowson of Sampford, and 1 messuage and 1 carucate in Watchet, of Hugh Loterell, knight, of his castle of Dunster, by knight service, by the grant of Robert Britz; annual values, Torweston 10 marks, Sampford manor and advowson 6 marks, messuage and carucate in Watchet 2 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
125
Writ 1 Aug. 1406.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 23 Aug
He held to himself and his heirs male: Honiton, the manor, by the grant of Robert Vaggiscomb, formerly canon of Exeter and parson of Parkham, William Bampton, formerly parson of Churchill, William Ponton, formerly portioner of Waddesdon, Henry Burton and John Hudresfild, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Thurlestone, South Huish, Portlemouth, Malborough, Ilton, Salcombe and Sewer, the manors, with wreck of the sea, knight’s fees, rents and services, by the grant of the same five persons, all the services being unknown; Thurleston, Portlemouth, Malborough and Ilton of John Wadham, knight, of his manor of Harberton, annual values £10, 4 marks, 20s. and 6 marks; South Huish of Lord la Zouche of his castle of Totnes, annual value 100s.; Salcombe of William Ferrers of his fee of Polsloe, annual value 40s.; and Sewer of John de Pomeray, knight, of his manor of Berry Pomeray, annual value 4 marks. Moreton Hampstead, the manor and advowson, by the grant of Robert de Vaggiscomb, formerly canon of Exeter and rector of Parkham, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Milton Damerel, the manor, by the grant of the same, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, of the honour of Plympton, service unknown, annual value £6. Alphington and Bolberry, the manors except 1 a. and the advowson of Alphington, by the grant of Hugh de Segrave in exchange for the manor of Nuneham Courtenay in Oxfordshire, both of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, services unknown, Alphington of his honour of Okehampton, annual value £20, and Bolberry of his honour of Plympton, annual value £10. Powderham, the manor and advowson, by the grant of William bishop of Hereford, and Ralph de Shelyngford, and Whitestone, the manor and advowson, by the grant of Robert de Vaggiscomb and John Hudresfeld, described as 4 messuages, 2 carucates, 2 a. meadow, 200 a. wood, and 13s.4d. rent in Whitestone, of the king in socage of the earldom of Hereford by a rent of 20s.; annual values with the advowsons, Powderham 100s., Whitestone 40s. Cadeleigh, the manor and advowson with fees, reversions, rents and farms, by the grant of Robert de Vaggiscomb, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, of his honour of Plympton, service unknown, annual value 40s. ‘Colmshachevill’, the manor, with the knight’s fees of Southleigh, by the grant of William Bonvill, knight, in exchange for lands and tenements in Ilchester, Sock Dennis and Limington in Somerset, and for the manor of Southleigh, except for the knight’s fees in Devon belonging to it, of Elizabeth le Despenser, service unknown, annual value 6 marks. Honiton, 1 a. and the advowson, described as the glebe and advowson, by the grant of Hugh Courtenay, late earl of Devon, of the king in chief, annual value 6d. Chiverstone, the manor, described as all lands, tenements, rents and services in Chiverstone, ‘Sottisford’, Exwell Barton, Kerswell, Cholwell and ‘Parislond’ in Powderham, Exminster, Kenton, Ash, and Teignmouth, by the grant of Hugh Courtenay, late earl of Devon, of Elizabeth Julers, countess of Kent, of her manor Kenton, service unknown, annual value 4 marks. Boringdon, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, by the grant of William Cokkeham, of the abbot of Tavistock of his manor of Boringdon, service unknown, annual value 6s. Date of death and heir as above
C 137/55, no.51
E 149/88, no.10


STEPHEN LESCROPE OF MASHAM, KNIGHT
126
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
He held a house in the parish of St. Benet near Paul’s Wharf in his demesne as of fee of the king in free burgage, as all London is held, annual value when let, 40s. He died on 25 Jan. Henry Lescrop, knight, his son and next heir, is aged 30 years and more.
127
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
KENT. Inquisition. St Paul’s Cray 17 Feb
He held the manor of St. Paul’s Cray in his demesne as of fee of the king of his fee of Lisle, parcel of the duchy of Lancaster, by homage and the service of one knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
128
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Chelmsford 19 Feb
He held the manor of Fyfield with the advowson and lands called ‘Brettestenementes’ in Fyfield, part of the manor by ancient acquisition, in his demesne as of fee of the king of the honour of Boulogne as 1 knight’s fee, except for 3 a. of the said [sic] ‘Bertelottestenementes’ held of the prior of Little Leighs by a rent of 6d., 16 a. of Richard Tomkyn by a rent of 4d. and 1/2 lb. cumin, and 18 a. of William Wauton, knight, by a rent of 2d.; annual value £27 18s.4d. He also held a tenement called ‘Mynges’ of the honour of Richmond by a rent of 10s., and one called ‘Pelhams’ of the castle of Anstey, service unknown, annual value together £4. Date of death and heir as above.
129
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
HERTFORD. Inquisition. Bishop’s Stortford 17 Feb
On the day of his death Joan and Elizabeth, daughters of John Lescrop, knight, held of Stephen the manor of ‘Hay’ in Therfield by the service of half a knight’s fee and a rose at Midsummer. He held the manor of the abbot of Ramsey by a rent of 13s.4d., payable by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Date of death and heir as above.
130
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. Newark 17 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee: South Muskham, the manor with its appurtenances in Little Carlton, of the archbishop of York of his manor of Southwell by knight service and a rent of 2s., annual value £8 14s.7d.; and 1 messuage and 2 bovates, of the earl of Kent by a rent of 14d., annual value 10s.10d. Kelham, a rose at Midsummer for half a knight’s fee, which Joan and Elizabeth, daughters of John Lescrop, knight, held of him, value of the half fee when it occurs 50s. Newark, 1 cottage, of the bishop of Lincoln by a rent of 5d., annual value 2s. Harworth, various lands and tenements, of the heirs of Gerard de Sekyngton by a rent of 1d., annual value 30s.5 1/2d. Date of death and heir, aged 33 years and more, as above.
131
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
NORTHUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Newcastle upon Tyne castle 18 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee: Whalton and Newham, the manors, of the king of the crown by homage, fealty and the twelfth part of a barony. At Whalton are the site of the capital messuage burnt and destroyed by the Scots, annual value nil these days; 180 a. arable and meadow in demesne, 40s. and no more because also destroyed; 8 bondmen each holding 1 toft and 23 a. and rendering 5s. by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun, 40s.; 3 tofts and 3 a. of foreshore rendering 6s.; and 1 watermill burnt and destroyed by the Scots, nil. At Newham are the site of the capital messuage likewise burnt and destroyed, annual value nil; 165 a. arable and meadow in demesne, 40s.; 6 bondmen each holding 1 toft and 24 a. and rendering 5s., 30s.; and 1 cottage and 2 a., 4s. Holywell, half the vill, of the heirs of Henry de la Vale, knight, in socage by a rent of 26s.8d.; there are herbage in the site 6s.; 40 a. in demesne at 4d., 13s.4d.; 5 a. meadow, 4s.; rents of servile tenants, 25s.; and rents and farms of tenants at will, 64s. Little Benton, the vill, of Roger Heron, knight, in socage by a yearly rent of 20s.; there are the site and capital messuage, nil; herbage, 6d.; and rents of villeins, 40s. Long Benton and Killingworth, 140 a. waste, worth yearly in herbage 40d., and the advowson of the chantry of Long Benton at alternate presentations, of the baron of Greystoke, service unknown. Date of death and heir, aged 30(?) years and more, as above.
132
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
He held in fee simple of the king in free burgage half a tenement in Pilgrim Street, annual value 7s., and half a shop in Skinner Gate, annual value 3s. Date of death and heir, aged 33 years and more, as above.
133
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
He held the advowson of Thorpe Constantine in his demesne as of fee. The heirs of John Lescrop, knight, deceased, held the manor of Thorpe Constantine, except the advowson, to them and their heirs and assigns, of him by the service of half a knight’s fee and the rent of a rose at Midsummer. He held both of the heirs of William Meynyll, deceased, by the service of half a fee. Date of death and heir, aged 30 years and more, as above.
134
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Market Harborough 27 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by knight service, amounts unknown: Great Bowden and Market Harborough, the manor with the advowson of Bowden, annual value 40 marks. Holwell and Ab Kettleby, 100s. rent. Date of death and heir as above [no.130].
135
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Louth 19 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee: Carlton Scroop in Kesteven by Ancaster, the manor, of the duke of York of his endowment (de dote suo) of Grantham in socage by the service of 1 barbed arrow at Christmas. There are the site, annual value nil; 160 a. arable and meadow in demesne with boon works of unfree tenants, 113s.4d.; assize rents of free tenants, £4 9s., 1 lb. pepper and 1 lb. cumin payable by equal parts at Michaelmas and Easter; 27 men holding villein tenements, £9 10s.8d.; boon works and services of villeins included in the value of the demesne lands above; 1 ruinous wasted windmill, nil; and 6d. in rent of assize from the alien prior of Haugham by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Sudbrook, 1 croft, of John Tebaud, annual value 10s. payable at the same two principal terms. Wilsford and Ancaster, 1 croft and 1 bovate in the field there, of the queen of England of the honour of Eye by suit of court at Eye once yearly, annual value 2s. Barnoldby le Beck, the manor, extending in Barnoldby, Waltham, Waithe, Holton le Clay, Brigsley and Ashby, of the king in chief in socage of the soke of Waltham. There are in Barnoldby, the site, annual value nil; 1 dovecot, 3s.4d.; and 188 a. in demesne, £8; in Barnoldby, Waltham and Waithe £25 4s.1d. in rent of free tenants, payable at Michaelmas 111s.3d., Martinmas 40s.5 1/2d., Christmas 110s. 10 1/2d., Candlemas 19s.6 1/4d., Easter 110s.11d. and Whitsun 111s.1 1/2d.; in Barnoldby 1 watermill, 10s. payable by equal parts at the four usual terms; in Waltham, 1 messuage and 8 a., 13s.4d. payable at the four terms; in Waithe and Holton le Clay, 2 messuages and 20 a., 40s.4d. at the four terms, of which the 2 messuages in Waithe are burdened with a yearly payment of 8d. to the lord of Waltham; in Waithe 1 messuage and 1 bovate let at farm for 6s.8d. yearly at the four terms; in Ashby 9 a. let at farm for 15d. payable at the four terms; and court and leet profits, 3s.4d.; and in Barnoldby 20s.2d. from 3 messuages, 4 plots, 1 bovate and 3 selions, payable at the four terms. Grimsby, 4 messuages and 39s.10 1/4d. assize rents payable at the four terms, of the king in chief in free burgage by 7s.1d. rent to the bailiffs of Grimsby in aid of their farm; annual value of the 4 messuages 18s. Beelsby, a half acre, of the lord of Waltham in socage of his soke of Waltham by 2d. yearly, annual value beyond this nil. Castle Carlton in Lindsey, the manor, jointly with Joan wife of Roger de Swylyngton, knight, and formerly wife of William de Pert, of the king in chief as appears by royal letters patent [CPR 1385–9, pp.308, 410), service unknown, annual value £40. Toft Newton, Frampton and Bicker, yearly rents of 263 marks 6s.8d., jointly with Margery his wife for her life. Pinchbeck, a rent of £11 from the manor called ‘Russelesmanere’ and 40 a., also jointly with Margery for her life. Date of death and heir, aged 33 years and more, as above.
136
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
He held 2 messuages in York in his demesne as of fee of the king in burgage, as all York is held, annual value £13 2s.4d. Date of death and heir as above [no.135].
137
Writ 1 Feb. 1406.
YORKSHIRE. Inquisition. York castle 23 Feb
He held in his demesne as of fee: Burton Constable, the manor, of Ralph earl of Westmorland as of the castle and honour of Richmond by knight service, annual value £13 6s.8d. payable by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun. Finghall, the advowson, of the same earl of the same castle. Hunton, the manor, of Thomas Mounford by knight service, annual value £8. Skelton, 1 waste messuage and 1 bovate, of Elizabeth wife of John Nevyll, knight, annual value 3s. Garriston, the manor, of Thomas Mounford by knight service, annual value 106s.8d. Bellerby, the manor, of the honour and castle of Richmond, annual value £10. Coverham, the manor, with its members in Agglethorpe, Caldbergh and Melmerby and with the advowson of the abbey of St. Mary, Coverham, of the earl of Westmorland by the service of one barbed arrow, annual value £6. East Witton, £20 in rents, of the honour and castle of Richmond. West Witton, advowson of the free chapel, of the same honour and castle. Masham, the manor, with its members in Fearby, Healey, Ellington and Ellingstring, of Lord Mowbray by the service of one barbed arrow, annual value £40. Nosterfield, 2 carucates, of the earl of Westmorland by knight service, and 1 carucate, of Henry Fitzhugh, annual value together, 100s. Clifton on Ure, the manor, of the same earl by knight service, annual value 100s. Thirn, lands, tenements and a yearly rent of 6d., of the same earl by knight service, annual value beyond the rent 60s. Thornton Watlass, the manor and advowson, of the same earl by knight service, annual value 100s. Thornton Watlass, the vill, 2 messuages and 2 bovates, of the same earl by knight service, annual value 10s. Burton upon Ure, 1 messuage and lands, of the heir of Richard Scrop, knight, by knight service, annual value 3s.4d. Scruton, the advowson, of the honour and castle of Richmond, and 1 cottage, of whom held and service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. Barningham, the manor, of the prior of Guisborough, service unknown, annual value 100s. Newsham in Broughton Lythe, and Dalton, various lands and tenements, of Henry FitzHugh, knight, service unknown, annual value £4. Richmond, a tenement, of the earl of the castle, annual value 10s. Ainderby Steeple, the manor and advowson, of the honour of Richmond by knight service, annual value £10. Upsall, the manor, with its members in Thornbrough, South Kilvington, Coldcotes and Sedbury and with the advowson of South Kilvington, of Andrew Luttrell by knight service, annual value £20. Over Silton, the manor, of the heir of Richard Malbyssh, service unknown, annual value 100s. Thirsk, a waste tenement, of Lord Mowbray, service unknown, annual value 5s. Huntington, 1 tenement and half a bovate, of the abbot of St. Mary’s, York, service unknown, annual value 2s. Great Driffield, the manor, with its members in Little Driffield, Kelleythorpe, Beswick, Brigham and Kilham, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £36. Faxfleet, the manor, with its members in South Cave, North Cave, Sancton and Hotham, of the king in chief, service unknown, annual value £30. North Dalton, 10 marks rent from various lands and tenements, of the king in chief, service unknown. Kingston on Hull, £20 from the fee farm of the town by the hands of the bailiffs. Wadsworth, 1 messuage, 6 waste cottages and 120 a. in the vill, of William Chaworth, knight, service unknown, annual value 20s. ‘Dalton Lathes’, 1 messuage so-called and 120 a., of the king in chief by a rent of 1d., annual value 20s. Oswaldkirk, 1 messuage and 1 bovate, of Lord de Roos, service unknown … Ampleforth, 1 messuage and 1 bovate, of the abbot of Byland …, annual value 13s.4d. Ecclesall, the manor, with its members in Sheffield and Aldwark, of Thomas de Nevyll, Lord Furnivall, as of his castle of Sheffield by the service of appearing at his court there once each year, annual value £14 13s.4d. Bilton in Ainsty, £9 12s. rent which William Dayvill held of him by that amount. Over Sedbury near Gilling in Richmondshire and Birkby [Cumb], 1 knight’s fee and a rent of a rose at Midsummer for these manors which Elizabeth widow of John Lescrope, knight, holds of Stephen for life. He held Over Sedbury of the honour of Richmond; Birkby of Walter bishop of Durham, both by knight service. Halnaby, half a knight’s fee and a rose at Midsummer from Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of John Lescrop, knight, who held the manor of him. He held it of Thomas late Earl Marshal, service unknown. Thrybergh, Ravenfield, Bramley, Great Dalton, Little Dalton and Doncaster, 1 messuage, 3 mills, 140 a. arable, 20 a. meadow, 30 a. wood and 34s.10d. rent, similarly held of him by Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of John Lescrop, knight, to them and their heirs by the service of half a knight’s fee and a rose at Midsummer. He held of Thomas de Reresby, knight, service unknown. Hollin Hall, the manor, similarly held of him by the same Joan and Elizabeth and by the same services. He held of Robert Plesyngton, service unknown. Date of death and heir, aged 33 years and more, as above.
C 137/56, no.52
E 149/87, no.9
E 152/416, no.4


MARY WIDOW OF JOHN BUSSYE, KNIGHT
138
Writ 6 May 1406.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Boston 2 June
She held in her demesne as of fee: South Ingleby, the manor, with its appurtenances in Kirkby la Thorpe, Marton, Willingham by Stow and elsewhere, of Thomas earl of Kent, by knight service, annual value £21. It was taken into the earl’s hands owing to the minority of John son and heir of Maud, daughter of Mary. He held it from her death until the day of his forfeiture; then it was taken into the king’s hands and held by the escheators who answered for the profits. Frampton, the manor called ‘Multon Hall’, with its appurtenances in Frampton, Wyberton, Kirton and Boston, of the lord of the earldom of Richmond by knight service, annual value £22. At her death it was in the hands of the keeper of the lands of Queen Anne, and he took the manor of Frampton and its profits owing to the death and the minority until the day of the king’s coronation. Since then it has been held by Thomas Graa of York and his executors, by the king’s grant, paying £22 at the exchequer by equal parts at Easter and Michaelmas. Miningsby and Stretton, the manors, of the honour of Bolingbroke of the duchy of Lancaster by knight service, annual value £8. The ministers of the duchy have held and taken the profits since her death. Miningsby, lands and tenements, of Lord Harrington and of Lord Fitzwalter of his manor of Skirbeck by knight service, annual value 40s. They have been in the hands of the lords since her death. Coningsby and Wood Enderby, lands and tenements, of the bishop of Carlisle in socage of his soke of Horncastle, annual value 10 marks, occupied and held until the present by Thomas Graa of York as next friend of the heir for his support. Hemingby and Goulceby, various lands, of Lord Fitzwalter by knight service of his manor of Skirbeck, annual value £8, in the hands of the lord since her death owing to the minority. Saltfleetby, lands, tenements and rents, of the earl of Richmond, service unknown, annual value £9, occupied by Thomas Graa as above. Bassingham, the manor, of the lady of Bassingham by knight service, annual value 4 marks, occupied by the lady and her executors owing to the minority. Heapham, 1 messuage and 2 bovates, of Walter Cokesey, knight, of his manor of Lea by knight service, annual value 26s.8d., occupied by him and his heirs owing to the minority. She died on 6 Feb. 1399. John, son of her daughter Maud, her next heir, is aged 21 years and more.
C 137/56, no.53


JOHN GRAA
139
Writ for proof of age of John [Graa] son of Maud, daughter of Mary, wife of John Bussye, knight, 5 June 1406.
The jurors say that John was born at York on 12 Oct. 1384 and baptised in the church of St. Mary in Castlegate there. Separately examined as to how they remembered this date, they stated: John de Hoveden, aged 42 years and more, was present at the baptism as godfather. John de Stillyngflete, 40 and more, in the same month was himself put and sworn upon the livery of that city. Robert de Louthe, vintner, 47 and more, left his house in Petergate in the month that John was born and moved into the house in Castlegate in which he now lives. Robert de Swaffeld, 50 and more, set out for Calais to sell wool in the week that John was born. Thomas Garleker, 53 and more, took at farm the house in which he now dwells in Castlegate in the month in which John was born from Thomas Gra, father of John, son of Maud, for 10 years from the Martinmas then next following. Richard Gousehill, 56 and more; his daughter Katherine died on the day that John was born. William de Parys, 57 and more, set out on the day of the birth from his home in York for Beverley and at Barmby on the Moor fell from his horse, broke his left arm, and was laid up for a long while. Thomas de Wandesford, 58 and more, bought a tenement in York on that day from John de Beverlay by charter of feoffment. Thomas Fletcher, 60 and more: on that day his daughter Joan was married to John de Welles in St. Michael’s church, York. John de Horton, 60 and more, broke his leg at York that week and was laid up for 20 weeks and more. Robert de Yhevereslay, 64 and more, was present at the church door at the baptism and, returning home, was kicked on the right leg by a horse of John de Berdon, whence he was laid up for a long time. John Whik, 65 and more: Richard his father died in that month and was buried in the church of St. Martin in Coney Street.
C 137/56, no.56


JOHN WILTSHIRE
140
Writ, melius sciri, as the inquisition taken in the time of Richard II [CIPM XVII, nos.426–7] did not state of whom or by what service he held, 21 March 1406.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Saffron Walden 6 May
He held the tenement called ‘Armoureres’ in Heydon, containing about 80 a. arable, 1 1/2 a. pasture and 4 1/2 a. wood, of the king in chief by the rent of a rose at Midsummer.
C 137/56, no.54, mm.1, 2


RICHARD SON AND HEIR OF JOHN WYLTESHIRE
141
Writ for proof of age, ordering that William Tyryngton and John Halton, in whose ward he was, be warned, 4 March 1406.
William Tyryngton and John Halton were warned but did not come. The jurors say that Richard, son and heir of John Wylteshire, formerly citizen and grocer of London, is aged 24 years and more, having been born in London on 25 July 1380 and baptised in the church of All Hallows at the Hay in the Ropery. The jurors remember this for the reasons given: Nicholas Wardale, aged 50, was present in the church when Master John Wenrother, then parson there, baptised him. John Rede, 46, and Nicholas Cook, 60, separately questioned, were present in the church at the request of John Wilteshire that they might be witnesses to the age of Richard and that he might thereby have and enjoy his father’s lands and tenements in All Hallows parish. Richard Balleman, 40, and David Manne, 54, came to the church with Richard Odyham, who was godfather. William Logge, 49, Thomas Bristowe, 60, John Maynard, 46, Robert Smyth, 48, and Thomas Rypon, 50, were at the church with John Walleworth, then mayor, for an inquisition between the prior of Elsing Spital and Walter Doget, then sheriff. Robert Stepyng, 66, and William Arkehale, 68, were present at the request of the prior of Elsing Spital, as witnesses in this case before the mayor.
C 137/56, no.54, mm.3, 4


ROBERT DE HARYNGTON, KNIGHT
142
Writ 26 May 1406.
BEDFORD. Inquisition. Bedford 25 June
He held 1 messuage, 100 a. arable, 20 a. meadow and 10 a. wood in Sharnbrook to himself and his heirs of the Earl Marshal, a minor in the king’s ward, by the service of a fifth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 5 marks. He died on 21 May. John de Haryngton, knight, his son and next heir, is aged 22 years and more.
143
Writ 26 May 1406.
YORK. Inquisition. Clapham 10 June
He held the manor of Austwick of the Countess Marshal of her manor of Burton in Lonsdale by knight service and suit of court every three weeks, annual value £20; and also a rent of 6s.8d. from the tenement of Robert de Holme in Burton in Lonsdale. Date of death and heir as above.
144
Writ to the chancellor of the county palatine of Lancaster, 26 May 1406.
LANCASHIRE. Inquisition. Dalton in Furness 15 June
He held in his demesne as of fee: Aldingham, the manor and advowson, of the abbot and convent of Furness Abbey by knight service and a rent of £10 payable by equal parts at Whitsun and Martinmas, annual value £40. Ulverston, half the manor, of the same by knight service and a rent of 15s. payable at the same terms, annual value £10. Thurnham, the manor, of Robert Pedwardyn, knight, in socage by a rent of 6s.8d., annual value £10. Date of death and heir as above.
145
Writ 26 May 1406.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Egremont 11 June
He held in his demesne as of fee: Egremont, a third part of the manor, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £10. Murton in Weddicar, a quarter of the vill, of Thomas Flemyng, knight, by a rent of 2s. and 1 lb of cumin, annual value 13s.4d. Arlecdon, half the hamlet, of the same Thomas Flemyng, service unknown, annual value 10s. Date of death and heir as above.
146
Writ 26 May 1406.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Spalding 15 June
Robert de Haryngton of Aldingham, knight, held in his demesne as of fee: Algarkirk, the advowson, of Ralph earl of Westmorland of the honour of Richmond by knight service, amount unknown. Skirbeck, the church and the hospital of St. John, half the advowsons jointly with Walter Fitzwautier, knight, who holds the other halves, of the same earl and honour by knight service, amount unknown. Waddingham, half the advowson, jointly with Walter Fitzwautier, knight, and half a quarter of a knight’s fee there, of the king of the honour of Lancaster by knight service, amount unknown. Snitterby, half a rent of a pair of gilt spurs at Christmas, of the king of the same honour by knight service. The church livings are filled, and the tenant of the quarter fee is living and of full age. He died at Aldingham on 21 May last. John, knight, his son and next heir is aged 22 years and more.
147
Writ 26 May 1406.
DEVON. Inquisition. Exeter 15 June
He held by the law of England, after the death of Isabel his wife, of the inheritance of John de Harington, knight, their son: South Hole and Hardisworthy, 100s. service rent, of Robert Chaloner, knight, by knight service. West Ashford, the manor, of John Herle, knight, and Margaret his wife, in right of Margaret, by knight service, annual value £8 3s.4d. Burrow by Ilfracombe, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of John Bryghtlegh in socage, annual value 26s.8d. Barnstaple, 13s.4d. rent from 4 messuages in the borough. Brendon, the manor, of Edward earl of Devon, service unknown, annual value £8 2s.1d. Knowstone, the manor, in socage of the earl of March, who is under age in the king’s ward, annual value 100s. He also held in his demesne as of fee: Kerscott, 1 messuage and 1 carucate, of the bishop of Exeter in socage of his manor of Bishop’s Nympton, annual value 20s. Beaworthy, 1 messuage, 20 a. arable and 100 a. moor, of the prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England in socage, annual value 8s. Date of death and heir as above.
148
Writ 26 May 1406.
CORNWALL. Inquisition. Stratton 12 June
He held by the law of England, after the death of Isabel his wife, of the inheritance of John de Harington, knight, their son: Tremail, the manor, except half the profits of the mills, and half the advowson, of William Bonevyle, knight, and Alice his wife of their manor of Polroad in socage; annual values, manor £33, advowson nil. Treverbyn, 18s.4d. yearly rent, of the heirs of Richard Sergeaux, knight, in socage. Nancekuke, 50 a. wood, of the prior of Bodmin in socage, annual value 2s.6d. Date of death and heir as above.
149
Writ 26 May 1406.
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Sudbury 26 June
He held in his demesne as of fee a half of a third part of the manor of Thurston Hall in Hawkedon of the duchy of Lancaster, service unknown, annual value 4 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
150
Writ 26 May 1406.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Ilchester 7 June
He held the manor of Porlock in his demesne in fee tail with the advowson, of Edward Courtenay, earl of Devon, of his manor of Okehampton by knight service, annual value £20 13s.4d. He also held in his demesne as of fee 4 messuages, 1 carucate, 30 a. meadow and 1 lb. cumin in Huntspill of Fulk son and heir of Fulk Fitzwaryn, a minor in the king’s ward, of the manor of Huntspill by knight service, annual value £10 1s.6d. Date of death and heir as above.
151
Writ 26 May 1406.
He held nothing in London or the suburbs. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/56, no.55
E 149/87, no.2
E 152/416, no.1


GEOFFREY BOUERE
152
Writ, plenius certiorari, 26 May 1405.
He held in his demesne as of fee a brewhouse with 2 shops adjacent in Fleet Street in the suburbs outside Ludgate in the parish of St. Martin, and another shop with solars above in the bailey in the said suburb attached to it, as specified in the writ, and by his testament enrolled in the hustings on 19 Nov. 1369 willed them to his children for their lives on certain conditions there laid down, with remainder after their deaths to his brother Richard for life, and then to Geoffrey, Richard’s son, for life also on certain specified conditions, and with final remainder to the brothers of the guild of St. Hida in the church of St. Michael Le Querne, to maintain the guild and their light in the church for ever. Royal licence for this was not obtained. Agnes a daughter of the testator survived all the others, holding the premises all her life. She died holding them on 3 May last. When let they are worth 10 marks yearly. [Cf. CCR 1405–9, pp.189–90].
E 152/401, no.5


HENRY PERCY, KNIGHT
153
Writ, melius sciri, what he held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, 11 Aug. 1405.
Henry de Percy, knight, the son, held jointly with Elizabeth his wife, who survives him, the manors of Pocklington and Linton on the Wharf by the grant of Henry de Percy, late earl of Northumberland, to them and his heirs male. Pocklington is held of the king in chief, Linton of the manor of Spofforth by knight service.
C 137/56, no.58


ROBERT HEMENALE, KNIGHT
154
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Hemenhall 1 May 1405
He formerly held in his demesne as of fee the manors of Gipswich, Campines and Champains in Cotton, of Thornham Magna called Hemenhall, of Wickham Skeith, and one called Boles in Yaxley. In all of them he enfeoffed Robert Ashfeld, John Morell, clerk, and others, and notwithstanding took all the issues and profits. The enfeoffment was made on condition that they enfeoffed William his son and heir when he reached full age, as clearly appears in Robert’s will; so by fraud and collusion excluding and barring the king from the wardship and marriage of his heir. Champains in Cotton is held of John Knevet by knight service, annual value 20 marks; of whom the others are held and by what service is unknown; annual values, Gipswich in Cotton £10, Campines in Cotton 10 marks, Boles in Yaxley £10, Thornham Magna called Hemenhall otherwise ‘Gernowes’ 25 marks and Wickham Skeith £10. He died on 15 Sept. 1391. William his son and heir was then aged 4 years and more. He died on 18 Dec. 1402. Ralph Hemenale is next heir, aged 40 years and more. Robert Ashfelde, John Moriell, clerk, Hugh Lancastre, clerk, John Berton clerk, and Simon Blyaunt took the profits from the death of Robert until the death of William to the use of William. Since then Hugh Lancastre, John Berton and Simon Blyaunt have held the manors, title unknown.
C 137/51, no.58
155
ex officio
He formerly held in his demesne as of fee the manors called Gipswich, Campines and Champains in Cotton, the manor of Wickham Skeith in Wickham, and the manor of Boles in Yaxley called Hemenhall. In 1389 by his charter he enfeoffed George Felbrigg, Robert Asshefeld and John Meryel, clerk, in all these manors, and by his deed enrolled in chancery [CCR 1389–92, p.90] released all his rights therein to them. Nevertheless he took all the issues and profits all his life. The charter and release excluded the king from the wardship of his heir by fraud and collusion. Champains in Cotton is held of John Knevet by knight service, annual value 20 marks. Of whom and by what service the others are held is unknown; annual values, Gipswich in Cotton 20 marks, Campines in Cotton 20 marks, Boles in Yaxley £10 and Wickham Skeith £10. He also held in his demesne as of fee 2 messuages, 1 mill, 200 a. arable, 5 a. meadow, 15 a. pasture, 10 a. wood and 35s. rent called ‘Gernouns’ in Thornham Magna, Stoke, Gislingham, Wyverstone, Braiseworth and Yaxley, of whom and by what service is unknown, annual value 25 marks; and 1 messuage, 40 a. arable and 40s. rent in Old Newton and Dagworth of the king in chief by the service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 5 marks. Date of death, heirs and tenure since his death as above.
C 137/56, no.59
156
Commission of inquiry to Ralph Shelton, John Ingoldesthorp, Hamo Lestraunge, Edmund Oldhalle, Henry Notyngham, William Walton and John Irmynglond as to his holdings in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex, 6 Nov. 1406 [CPR 1405–8, p.304].
SUFFOLK. Inquisition. Edmund Oldhalle and … commissioners Brandon 23 Nov
He held in his demesne as of fee the manors called Champains, annual value £20, Campines, annual value 10 marks, and Gipswich, annual value 20 marks, all in Cotton; Thornham Magna manor, annual value 40 marks; Skeith manor in Wickham, annual value £20; and the manor called Boles in Yaxley, annual value 20 marks. Champains is held of John Knyvet by knight service. Of whom and by what service the others are held is unknown. Date of death as above. William his son and heir, an idiot from birth, was aged 4 years and more at his father’s death. He died on 18 Dec. 1402. Ralph Hemenale of Ringsfield is next heir, aged 38 years and more. Hugh Lancastre and John Berton, clerks, and Simon Blyaunt have held the manors and taken the issues meanwhile, title unknown. Katherine Hemenale, the mother of Robert, held the manor of Stonham Aspal in her demesne as of fee and granted it in pure widowhood to Robert Asshefeld, Hugh de Lancastre, clerk, and Simon Blyaunt, on condition that they should enfeoff Robert Hemenale when he reached the age of 26 years, but if he died before that they should enfeoff William son of Robert when he reached 20 years, and if he failed to do so then they should enfeoff the right heirs of Katherine. She died on 14 Jan. 1390. Joan her daughter and next heir is the wife of Edmund de Thorp, knight, aged 40 years and more. Of whom and by what service Stonham Aspal is held is unknown, annual value £40. Hugh Lancastre and John Berton, clerks, and Simon Blyaunt have held the manor since the death of Katherine by virtue of the conditional grant.
157
NORFOLK. Inquisition. John Ingoldsthorp, Hamo Lestraunge, Henry Notyngham, William Walton and John Irmynglond, commissioners Snettisham 20 Nov
Ralph Hemenale, father of Robert, held in his demesne as of fee of Edward III in chief 3d. rent from a messuage, 2 capons from a plot of land at ‘Crakkesmylle’ and 1d. rent from 1 a., all in Burnham Ulph and all formerly held by Robert Kevell. After the death of his father Robert was in the wardship of Edward III because these rents were held in chief. He held them all his life in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief. Date of death as above. William his son and heir, an idiot, was aged 4 years and more at his father’s death. He died on 18 Dec. 1402. Ralph Hemenale is the next heir and aged 30 years and more. John Curson and John Bradley have taken the profits since his death, title unknown.
C 137/60, no.65


GEOFFREY LOTERELL
158
LINCOLN. Proof of age. Corby 13 May [1406]
The jurors say that Geoffrey [son of Andrew Loterell] was born at Irnham on 27 Oct. 1383 and baptised in the church there. He is therefore aged 21 years and more. They remember the date for the following reasons: William Rychard of Corby, aged 50 years and more, because his son John was born on that day. William Causton, 44 and more, bought a certain plot of land on that day and knows by the date of the charter. John Philip, 46 and more: his house was burnt down on that day. John Wilkhous, 60 and more, was in the church at Irnham. John Proctour, 52 and more, held a torch during the baptism. William atte Yate, 44 and more: his mother died and was buried on the next day. John Blyssot, 45 and more, heard mass at the church on the day that the mother was churched. Ralph Drury, 50 and more, was at communion(?) at Irnham on that day. William Bocher … sold various meats to the father for the day of the mother’s churching. Walter Potter, 44 and more, was warden(?) of … of Geoffrey’s father at that time. John de Corby, 50 and more, heard of the birth at Corby market on that day. William Taillour, …: the clothes in which the mother was churched were bought from him. [Parts torn, missing, illegible].
C 137/56, no.60


JOHN DE BULKELEY OF OVERTON
159
CHESHIRE. Inquisition, before Matthew de la Mere, escheator of the prince. Chester, church of St Mary on the Hill 18 Feb
He held nothing in Cheshire.
E 149/88, no.12


JOHN DE BRIMESLEY
160
ex officio
He held the manor of Brinsley in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief of the honour of Peverel in serjeanty by the service of finding a draught animal (affer) and a sack in the king’s army of Wales and paying 6s. yearly by the sheriff, annual value 12 marks. He died on 31 Oct. last. William his son and heir is aged 10 years and more. [Exchequer note]: 81 days—32s.2d.
E 149/87, no.12


DAVID ROCLYF, KNIGHT
161
Writ 7 July 1407.
MIDDLESEX. Inquisition. Enfield 13 Oct
He held nothing in Middlesex. He died on 19 June. Who is his heir and of what age is unknown.
162
Writ 20 June 1407.
YORK. Inquisition. Malton 26 Sept
He held in his demesne as of fee: Thornthorpe, 1 tenement and 2 carucates, of John Nalton by knight service, amount unknown, annual value nil because Agnes widow of Roger Dautre has a rent of £10 13s.4d. from it for life, granted by Richard Roclyf, knight, the father of David. Pickering in Pickering Lythe, 1 tenement, 4 cottages and 20 bovates, of the king of the honour of Pickering of the duchy of Lancaster in socage by a rent of 2s.6d. payable by equal parts at Martinmas and Whitsun, annual value 100s. Levisham, the manor, with lands and tenements in Wrelton and the office of one of the chief foresters of Pickering Lythe, which the king granted by letters patent at Pontefract on 4 April 1406 [CPR 1405–8, p.171] to hold for life in replacement of a life annuity of £23. These holdings had been forfeited by the rebellion of Robert Persay, knight, on 1 May 1405. Levisham is held of the king in chief by knight service, annual value £7 3s.6d., the lands and tenements in Wrelton of the lord of Loterel, service unknown, annual value £4. He died on 20 June last. Maud wife of William Lassel, his sister, [no age given], is next heir to Thornthorpe and Pickering. Levisham and Wrelton are the right and inheritance of Robert Persay, because by letters patent of 17 Feb. 1407 [CPR 1405–8, p.293] he was pardoned for all insurrections etc. for which he had been outlawed or convicted.
C 137/57, no.2


KATHERINE WIDOW OF THOMAS POYLE, KNIGHT
163
Writ 12 May 1407.
She held the manor and advowson of Hampton Poyle in dower of the inheritance of John Poile, brother and heir of Thomas, by the grant of John. It is held of the king in chief by the service of half a knight’s fee, annual value 10 marks. She died on 9 May last. John Poile, the heir of Thomas, is aged 40 years and more.
164
BERKSHIRE. Inquisition. North Moreton 24 May 1407
She held various lands in Chilton of the abbot of Abingdon by the service of half a knight’s fee, by the grant of John Poile, brother and heir of Thomas, with reversion to John, annual value 6 marks. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/57, no.3


THOMAS SON OF JOHN BURDET OF BILLESDON
165
Writ 14 Feb. 1407.
LEICESTER. Inquisition. Leicester 30 June
He committed various felonies and abjured the realm. In right of Amice his wife he held 6 1/2 a. in Billesdon of the king of the honour of Peverel by suit of court twice yearly at Hallaton, annual value 4s. He died 14 Feb. 1403 [Thursday, St. Valentine, but St. Valentine’s day was a Wednesday in 1403]. John Balle is a cousin and next heir of Amice, being the son of Robert Balle, son of Isolda Dovy, sister of Walter Gybbe, father of Amice, aged 34 years and more.
C 137/57, no.4


WALTER ALGAR
166
Writ 19 Nov. 1406.
SUSSEX. Inquisition. Lewes 16 Feb 1407
He was outlawed long before his death at the suit of Richard Suggewerthe. He then held 15 a. in West Firle in right of Margery his wife, daughter and heir of John Osebern. She is still alive. They are held of Philip Seyntcler, knight, of his manor of Firle by a rent of 6s.8d., annual value beyond that 5s. They were taken into the king’s hands by the escheator, and the escheators have held them and taken the profits for the king since his outlawry. He died on 20 April 1393. John Algar, clerk, his son and heir, is aged 30 years and more.
C 137/57, no.5


SIMON MYCHEL
167
Writ 5 Dec. 1406.
WILTSHIRE. Inquisition. Burbage 24 March 1407
He held 1 messuage and 40 a. arable in Milton Lilborne in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by a rent of 13d. payable to the castle of Old Sarum, annual value 10s. He died on 29 May 1401. Thomas his son and next heir was aged 22 on 11 May last. The escheators have held since his death and accounted for the profits as appears in their accounts at the exchequer at Westminster.
C 137/57, no.6


MARGERY WIFE OF WILLIAM MAKENADE
168
Writ 2 Feb. 1407.
KENT. Inquisition. Canterbury 10 March
She held in her demesne as of fee one quarter of a rent of £30 from the farm of Canterbury, payable by the bailiffs and citizens, a quarter of £10 at Easter and a quarter of £20 at Michaelmas. Edward III by letters patent shown to the jurors [CPR 1354–8, p.326] granted this rent to William son of John Cundy, one of whose sisters and heirs Margery was. William Makenade and Margery had issue, William, Elizabeth and Margery, all now deceased. The quarter therefore now belongs to William for life by the law of England. She died on 25 Jan. last. Agnes wife of John Isak, another sister of William Cundy, Thomas Whatyndene, son of Alice, a third sister, and Margaret wife of Henry London and Joan wife of Thomas Mayhew, daughters of Constance, the fourth sister, are heirs of Margery. The first two are aged 40 years and more, the second two 27 years and more.


WILLIAM MAKENADE
169
Writ 27 May 1407.
KENT. Inquisition. Canterbury 25 June
By the courtesy of England of the inheritance of Margery his wife he held one quarter of a rent of £30, as above. He died on 16 May last. Heirs of Margery as above.
C 137/57, no.7


JOAN WIDOW OF THOMAS DOULSHULL
170
Writ, melius sciri; an inquisition by John Brook found that Joan widow of Thomas Doulsull held in dower of the king in chief of the inheritance of Thomas’s heir, then under age in the king’s ward, a third part of the manor of Briddinghurst, and that Margaret daughter of John del Pantrie was next heir, but how she was so was not stated [CIPM XVII, no.1108]. 1 Nov. 1406.
SURREY. Inquisition. Southwark 6 Nov
Margaret daughter of John de Pantrie is the next heir of Thomas Doulshull, being the daughter of Agnes, daughter of Joan, sister of Thomas.
171
Similar writ; the same inquisition as in last found that Joan and Alice, daughters and heirs of Simon Worstede, under age in the king’s ward, held two parts of the manor of Briddinghurst, and that Margaret daughter of John de Pantrie was next heir of Joan and Alice, but how she was so was not stated. 1 Nov. 1406.
SURREY. Inquisition, with same jurors as last. Southwark 8 Nov
Margaret daughter of John del Pantrie is next heir of Joan and Alice, being the daughter of Agnes, daughter of Joan, sister of Isabel, mother of Simon, their father.
172
Writ, plura. 8 Nov. 1406.
SURREY. Inquisition. Camberwell 16 Nov
She held no more than a third part of the manor of Briddinghurst; but for life jointly with Thomas her late husband, by the grant of John de Worsted and Nicholas atte Helde to them and the heirs of Thomas, 1 tenement in Peckham by Camberwell of William Bekwelle of his manor of Camberwell, beyond what was returned in the other inquisition. It is held by knight service and a rent of 9s.4d. and 1 ploughshare, price 12d., or 12d., annual value beyond this 40s. John Bernard, clerk, has occupied since the death of Joan and taken the profits by the king’s grant [CFR 1399–1405, pp.30–1]. Margaret, daughter of John atte Pantrie and Agnes his wife, daughter of Joan, sister of Thomas Doulsull, is next heir, aged 15 years on 9 Sept. last.
173
ex officio
She held in dower, of the inheritance of Thomas, a third part of the manor of Briddinghurst of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 40s. For life by the grant of Simon Dolsill, John Worstede and John Dekene to Thomas and herself and his heirs she held: the manor of Basings of the earl of Stafford by the service of one third of a knight’s fee, annual value 40s.; and a tenement called ‘Ridereshull’ in Camberwell of the heir of William Bekewell of his manor of Camberwell by a rent of 9s.3d., annual value beyond this 3s.4d. She died on 17 Feb. 1398. John Bernard, clerk, has occupied since her death and taken the profits. The reversion belongs to John Worstede, son of John Worstede, and Margaret daughter of John del Pantrie. John Worstede is the son of Isabel, one sister and heir of Thomas Dolshill, aged 20 years and more; and Margaret is the daughter of Agnes, daughter of Joan, the other sister, aged 15 years and more.
C 137/57, no.8
C 137/64, no.96
E 149/90, no.4


AGNES WIFE OF JOHN DEL PANTRIE
174
Writ 1 Nov. 1406.
SURREY. Inquisition. Camberwell 16 Nov
She held a third part of the manor of Briddinghurst of Richard II in chief by knight service, annual value 40s. She died on 20 July 1395. Margaret wife of Robert Bernard, daughter of John and Agnes, is her next heir, aged 15 years and more. John Bernard, clerk, has occupied the third part and taken the profits since her death by the king’s grant [CFR 1399–1405, pp.30–1].
C 137/57, no.13


WALTER COKESEY
175
Writ 5 Nov. 1407.
DERBY. Inquisition. Egginton 16 Jan 1408
He held in his demesne as of fee: Eaton Dovedale, the manor, of Nicholas Mountgomery, knight, by knight service, annual value £6 10s. Walton upon Trent, 12 messuages, 2 cottages and 16 1/2 virgates, of William de Ferrariis, knight, of his manor of Walton upon Trent, service unknown, annual value £8. He died on 4 Aug. last. Hugh his son and next heir is aged 3 years and more.
176
Writ 12 Aug. 1407.
WORCESTER. Inquisition. Worcester 21 Sept
He held 1 messuage and 6 a. in the manor of Kidderminster called Park Hall of the king in chief by knight service, as a twentieth part of a fee, annual value 6s.8d. He died on 6 Aug. last, heir as above.
177
Writ 5 Nov. 1407.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 5 June 1408
He held half the manor of Weston Turville is his demesne as of fee, annual value 40s., the whole manor being held of the duchy of Lancaster by the service of half a knight’s fee. He died on 4 Aug. last, heir as above.
178
Writ 12 Aug. 1407.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Kirton in Lindsey 17 Sept
He held nothing in Lincolnshire. He died on 6 Aug. last, heir as above.
179
Writ 5 Nov. 1407.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Spital in the Street 20 April 1408
He held the manor of Lea in his demesne as of fee with its members in Lea, Gate Burton, Scothern and elsewhere: one part in Lea of the king in chief of his tithing called ‘West Thrythyng’ at Spital in the Street, attending twice yearly immediately after Easter and Michaelmas, and rendering yearly 14d. by the tithingman; part below the Lea of the earl of Westmorland of the earldom of Richmond, rendering 10s., other service unknown; part in Gate Burton of the bishop of Lincoln and part in Scothern of the abbot of Barlings, services again unknown; annual value beyond various annuities 20 marks. He died on 4 Aug. last, heir as above.
180
Writ 12 Aug. 1407.
WARWICK. Inquisition. Coventry 3 Sept
He held nothing in Warwickshire. Date of death and heir as last.
Writ to the treasurer and barons of the exchequer, for allowance to the keepers of the lands appointed by letters patent, 5 and 14 Nov. 1408 [CPR 1408–13, p.30]. 23 Nov. 1408.
C 137/57, no.9
E 149/90, no.5
E 152/421, no.2


AGNES VERLEGH
181
Writ 20 April 1407.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil 27 May
She held 1 messuage and 2 1/2 a. in Thorne Coffin by knight service of the heir of Edmund de Clyvedon, knight, who held in chief of Richard II, and was under age. It was taken into the king’s hands owing to her minority and so remains; annual value 4s.2d. She died on 25 Sept. 1405. Joan wife of Matthew White is next heir, being the daughter of Emma, sister of Alice, mother of Agnes, aged 30 years and more.
C 137/57, no.10
E 149/89, no.16


THOMAS SEGERE
182
Writ 3 May 1407.
SOMERSET. Inquisition. Yeovil 27 May
Thomas son and heir of Agnes, wife of Henry Segere of Yeovil, held 1 messuage in Yeovil of the parson of the church there in socage in right of his church of St. John the Baptist. Owing to the idiocy of Thomas it was taken into the hands of Richard II and remains in the king’s hands; annual value 4s. He died on 7 July 1402. Edith wife of John Touker of Stoford is next heir, being the daughter of Margery, sister of Agnes, mother of Thomas, aged 26 years and more.
C 137/57, no.12


THOMAS DEL HULL
183
Writ, melius sciri, what came into the king’s hands on account of his idiocy, 1 April 1407.
SHROPSHIRE. Inquisition. Bridgnorth 11 April
Thomas son and heir of Bartholomew del Hull of Claverley once held 1 messuage and half a virgate in Claverley in his demesne as of fee. They came into the hands of Richard II owing to his idiocy and remain in the king’s hands. They are held of John Langeley of his manor of Oldbury, service unknown, annual value 6s.8d. He died on 10 May 1406. Edith wife of Roger Bailly of Astley Abbotts, daughter of Bartholomew, is his sister and heir, aged 40 years and more.
C 137/57, no.11


WILLIAM RYVELL OF SCARTHINGWELL
184
Writ 27 June 1407.
YORK. Inquisition. York castle 4 Oct
He held 3 messuages, 1 waste toft, 24 a. arable, 2 1/2 a. meadow and 1 a. pasture in Cawood by the law of England after the death of Agnes his wife, of the king in chief by knight service, annual value 20s.; and also by the courtesy of England, as it is said, 1 messuage there of the heirs of John Cawod by a rent of 1 lb. cumin at Midsummer, annual value 16d. He died on 6 June last. The next heir of Agnes is Alice Aunger, her sister, aged 40 years and more.
C 137/57, no.14


JOHN LANHERGY
185
CORNWALL. Inquisition before Stephen Bony, lieutenant of John de …ey, feodary of the Prince [of Wales]. Bodmin 17 Jan 1407
He formerly held in his demesne as of fee the manor of Lanow of the prince in chief by knight service of his castle of Launceston, annual value £20; and 12 messuages and 100 a. (terre Angl’) in Bodmin, Boscarne, Bodiniel, …, ‘Rosequnan’ and …dern of the prior of Bodmin in socage, annual value £20. By his charter dated at Bodmin on 26 May 1406 he granted them all to John Stephen, vicar of Bodmin, and John Buschell, clerk. They … [13 lines illegible]. He died on 24 June 1406…. Lanhergy is his son and heir, aged 16 years and more. He was married four weeks before the death of his father.
E 149/90. no.7


JOHN BLUET
186
ex officio
He held two parts of two parts of the manor of Clevedon by the courtesy of England in right of the inheritance of Margaret his late wife, one of the sisters and heirs of Edmund Hogshaw, of Lady Despenser of the honour of Gloucester by knight service, annual value of the two parts 28 marks 5s.11d. beyond a rent of £10 which was assigned to Joan, now deceased, wife of Thomas Lovell, the other sister and heir of Edmund Hogshaw, in the chancery of Richard II by partition between the sisters [CCR 1389–92, p.80] as part of her share. William Bonevill and Alice his wife hold a third part of this manor in her dower from Edmund Clyvedon, knight, formerly her husband, annual value 32 marks 8s.5d.; and a third part of two parts is held by … Burcestre, knight, and Margaret his wife in her dower from Edmund Hogshaw, annual value 22 marks 2s.11d. Thomas Lovell is next heir, being the son of Joan, sister of Margaret, wife of John Bluet, aged 17 years.
E 149/86, no.6


EMMA WIDOW OF ROBERT LUCY
187
ex officio
John Kayel gave 1 messuage, 200 a. and 30s. rent in Ashway to Robert Lucy and Emma his wife, and the heirs of their bodies, and they held them of the prior of Taunton by the service of a tenth part of a knight’s fee; annual value of the messuage and land 10s. Robert died without heirs by Emm a. She survived and died on 2 Sept. 1407. John son and heir of John Poulet, under age in the king’s ward, is next heir of John Kayel, being son of Idonea, daughter of John Kayel, aged 10 years and more.
E 149/90. no.1


IDA DAUGHTER OF AMERY DE SANCTO AMANDO
188
Writ for proof of age. She is in the ward of Thomas Mydelstrete who should be warned, 23 May 1406.
BERKSHIRE. Proof of age. Newbury 10 June
The jurors say that Ida, daughter of Amery de Sancto Amando and wife of Thomas West, was aged 14 years and more on 6 May 1406. [The actual day and year of the birth is nowhere stated]. Roger Sydmanton, aged 40 years and more, was riding at West Woodhay on the day of the birth and baptism in the church of St. Lawrence, Woodhay, when his horse fell and he broke his arm. It was then common report in the parish that she had been baptised. John Hyde, 50 and more, on the Monday before St. George (23 April) in that [not stated] year was apprenticed carpenter with master Walter Asshele, carpenter of West Woodhay, and he knows the date by his indenture of apprenticeship. John Berford, 57 and more, in that year was staying with John Lyllebon, knight, who married Joan, the date of the marriage was entered in a psalter in Hungerford church, and by inspection of that he knows the date. John Wastpayn, 50: at Michaelmas before the birth Thomas Wastpayn, his kinsman, was put in ward of Richard Aderbury, knight, being under age, because Henry his father held in chief of Richard Adderbury by knight service. Roger Croke, 60, on Thursday after the date of the birth rode towards Newbury, was thrown from his horse and broke his right shin-bone. William Pery, 58: on the Monday after the birth Alice wife of John Pery died and was buried in the graveyard of Newbury church, and the death was recorded in the psalter of the church, whence he knows the date. Henry Vykary, 52: at Easter after the birth Thomas Hunt was apprenticed to him in the art of weaving in Newbury, and he has the date by the indenture. Roger Smyth of Newbury, 44: Thomas Smyth, his father, died within a fortnight of the birth and was buried in Newbury churchyard. Peter Cravyswyk, 40, had a brother Henry, who held a flaming torch at the font in Woodhay church at the baptism. William Hoome, 64: Katherine Hoome, his mother, was buried that day in the church of Midgham, and he knows from the date of the obit. William Chalow, 57, within a fortnight of the birth had a daughter Agnes born and baptised in the church of West Woodhay. John Smyth of Newbury, 40: on that day Henry Inkepenne had a window placed in the church of Woodhay in which the date is written.
C 137/56, no.57


ROBERT DE PLUMPTON, KNIGHT
189
Writ 30 May 1407.
YORK. Inquisition. Wetherby 29 June
He held in his demesne as of fee: Steeton, the manor, of the manor of Spofforth by knight service, Spofforth being in the king’s hands by the forfeiture of Henry earl of Northumberland, annual value £9. Idle, the manor, except 1,000 a. of wood, of the king in chief of the honour of Pontefract, part of the duchy of Lancaster, annual value £6. Nesfield, the manor, of the lady of Ilkley, service unknown, annual value £5. He died on 22 April last. Robert de Plumpton, son of William, son of Robert, is next heir, aged 24 years and more.
C 137/57, no.15


WILLIAM CARMYNOWE
190
Writ 5 April 1407.
DEVON. Inquisition. South Molton 4 Nov
He held the manor of Ashwater in his demesne as of fee of John Holand, earl of Huntingdon, of his castle of Barnstaple by knight service, annual value £10. The earl is under age in the king’s ward. William died on 3 Feb. last. John his son and next heir is aged 22 years and more.
C 137/57, no.16


THOMAS HUDSON OF SKELTON
191
Writ 24 Nov. 1406.
CUMBERLAND. Inquisition. Penrith 18 Jan 1407
He held in his demesne as of fee 3 bovates in Skelton of Richard II by a cornage rent of 10 1/2d. payable at the exchequer of Carlisle on 15 Aug., annual value 6s.8d. He died on 12 Dec. 1377. John Hudson, his son and heir, was aged 24 years at his father’s death. He did not seek livery of his lands, but was answerable for the 6s.8d. by the escheator. John Hudson died on 29 June last. Richard Hudson, son of Thomas and brother of John, is his next heir, aged 24 years and more.
C 137/57, no.17


INGRAM BRUYN, KNIGHT
192
Writ, plura, 14 Sept. 1407.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Brentwood 22 Sept
He held the manor of South Ockendon with the advowson in fee tail to himself and his heirs male, with successive remainders in default of such heirs to William Marny, knight, and his heirs male, and Maurice Bruyn, knight, and his heirs male. It is held of the countess of Hereford by knight service, annual value £40. The countess is holding it until the full age of the heir in virtue of royal letters patent [CFR 1399–1405, p.74]. He also held 2 a. in Stifford with the advowson, which were not mentioned in the former inquisition [CIPM XVIII, no.93]. Of whom and by what service they are held, and the annual value are unknown. William Marny, knight, has occupied them and taken the profits, title unknown. He died on 12 Aug. 1400. Maurice Bruyn, esquire, his son and next heir, was aged 21 years and more on 14 Sept. last.
C 137/59, no.52


ELIZABETH WIDOW OF INGRAM BRUYN, KNIGHT
193
Writ 20 Sept. 1407.
KENT. Inquisition. Deptford 21 Sept
She held in dower of the king in chief by knight service after the death of Ingram her husband a third part of the manor of Beckenham of the inheritance of Maurice Bruyn, his son and heir, annual value 40s. She died on 14 Dec. 1405. Maurice was aged 21 years on 14 Sept. last. William Marny, knight, has held and taken the profits since her death, title unknown.
194
Writ 20 Sept. 1407.
ESSEX. Inquisition. Brentwood 21 Sept
She held in dower of the countess of Hereford by knight service a third part of the manor of South Ockendon of the inheritance of Maurice Bruyn, son and heir of Ingram and herself, annual value £13. Date of death, heir and subsequent tenure as above.
195
Writ 20 Sept. 1407.
DORSET. Inquisition. Shaftesbury 22 Sept
She held in dower after the death of Ingram her husband of the king by knight service a third part of the manor of Ranston of the inheritance of Maurice Bruyn, their son, annual value 5 marks. Date of death, heir and subsequent tenure as above.
196
Writ 20 Sept. 1407.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Fordingbridge 22 Sept
She held in dower after the death of Ingram Bruyn, her husband, of the inheritance of Maurice Bruyn, their son: Godshill, a third part of a close, 20 a. arable, 8 a. meadow, and 100 a. heath, of the king of the manor of Lyndhurst by the rent of 1 arrowshaft or 1d., annual value 10s.11d. Fordingbridge, a third part of the manor, of the countess of Kent by knight service, annual value 110s. William Marny, knight, has held the third parts of the close etc. and of the manor since her death and taken the profits, title unknown. She also held for life the manor of Rowner with the advowson by the grant of John Marcham, parson of Beckenham, to Ingram Bruyn, Elizabeth herself and his heirs male, with remainder to Maurice Bruyn. It is held of the king by a rent of 40s., annual value £10, and the advowson when it occurs 10 marks. Date of death and heir as above. The abbot of Titchfield has held Rowner since her death and taken the profits, title unknown.
C 137/58, no.18
E 149/89, no.15


EDMUND MISSYNDEN, KNIGHT
197
Writ 24 Oct. 1406.
HAMPSHIRE. Inquisition. Farley Chamberlayne 12 Nov
He held the manor and advowson of Farley Chamberlayne in his demesne as of fee of the king in chief by paying for scutage, when it is imposed, whether it be for more or less, 6d. for all services, annual value £8. He died seised of them on 12 Oct. 1394. Bernard his son and next heir is aged 21 years and more. Bernard Brokays, senior, and Juliana his wife, widow of Edmund Missenden, were granted the manor by the king to hold from the death of Edmund until the full age of Bernard or, if he failed to reach full age, until the next heir reached full age [CPR 1391–6, p.575]. Bernard Brokays, knight, died. Juliana married Thomas Shelle, knight, who forfeited for treason. Bernard and Juliana, and Thomas and Juliana, together held it for seven years from the death of Edmund. Then it was taken into the king’s hands and granted by the treasurer and barons of the exchequer to John Payntour, who held for two years, after which they granted it to John Frome for one year, and then to John Boys who still holds.
C 137/58, no.22


JULIANA WIDOW OF EDMUND DE MUSSENDEN, KNIGHT
198
Writ 29 Aug. 1407.
LINCOLN. Inquisition. Louth 9 Sept 1407
She held the manor of Brackenborough for life of the inheritance of Bernard, son and heir of Edmund and now of full age. It is held of John Helynges, knight, as one quarter of a knight’s fee, annual value £10. In dower of Edmund she held the manor of Kelstern and a third part of 6 a. there for life, with reversion to Bernard. It is held of the king in chief, service unknown; annual values, the manor 100s., third part of 6 a. 6d. She died on 25 Aug. last. Bernard her son and next heir is aged 22 years and more.
199
Writ 29 Aug. 1407.
BUCKINGHAM. Inquisition. Aylesbury 9 Sept
She held for life of the inheritance of Bernard de Mussenden, son and heir of Edmund, who is of full age: Great Missenden, half the manor, of the earl of Stafford, who is under age in the king’s ward, by the service of a twentieth part of a knight’s fee, annual value 20 marks. Amersham, 2 cottages, of the countess of Hereford by knight service, annual value 2s. Quainton, the manor, of the prince [of Wales] as one knight’s fee, annual value £10. Swanbourne, 2 messuages and 30 a., of the prince of the honour of Berkhamsted by knight service, annual value 3s. Littlecote, 1 messuage and 30 a., of the same of the same honour, annual value 20s. Date of death and heir as above.
C 137/58, no.19
E 149/89, no.8


JOHN BOWGHTON
200
Writ 18 Jan. 1407.
NOTTINGHAM. Inquisition. East Retford 28 May
He held in his demesne as of fee: Boughton and Clarborough, 1 capital messuage and various lands and tenements, of the king of the duchy of Lancaster by the service of attendance at his court (landam) at Bassetlaw twice yearly, annual value 10s.(?). Welham, 1 messuage and 80 a., of William Beauchamp, knight, … William S… by suit of court at South Wheatley every three weeks, annual value 12s. Hayton, 3 messuages, of the archbishop of York by the service of attendance at his court of Scrooby twice yearly, annual value 20s. He died on 2 Jan. 1405. John Huntyngfeld of Nottingham alias John Saunby is his kinsman and next heir, being the son of John Huntyngfeld, son of Beatrice, sister of John, the father of John Bowghton, aged 40 years and more. John Neelson has held the premises since his death and taken the profits, title unknown.
C 137/58, no.20